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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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DragonTrainer

DragonTrainer



24th Feb 2016, 12:42 AM

There is NO WAY I'm going to be able to do justice to Nami's backstory, so I'm not even going to try. >_>

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Thatguyfromwayback




24th Feb 2016, 1:26 AM

Nice rewrite. XD

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Otaku

Otaku




24th Feb 2016, 2:17 AM

Probably the best way to handle it. Honestly, you might need to do something similar for any of the ones where you can. Especially as the backstories start to blur together after a while. The first time, it is "Ack! Right in the feels!" but the 21st time it is like "Yeah... you broke the feels button about five arcs ago."

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deskup




24th Feb 2016, 6:51 AM

Zoros one will be pretty relevant, but can be compressed to a minimum(i.e. yes, this is tashigi in my backstory). For others, Brook probably deserved a couple of strips, maybe like Sanji.

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Otaku

Otaku




24th Feb 2016, 12:36 PM

Perhaps...

Seriously after a while you get kind of jaded with one piece. I finally got back to the point I could enjoy the feels. Early on in the current story arc (which for the animé has been going on for what, a year or two now?) there was so much that felt like a repeat of earlier ones, I just basically went "No." I even had to breakdown some episodes into small, bite-size pieces because I knew where it was going and I was supposed to feel for the characters but it... just wasn't happening.

Anyway, hasn't Nami's backstory been done a bit here and there in these strips? If this really is the only mention, then yeah not all of them can do this. For example, Nico Robin's full backstory was a mini-arc.

Oh, my brain finally kicked in. This is so going to be useful to poke fun at all the flashback episodes that retell character introductions. If DragonTrainer wants to go this route, he can actually have the story telling bug catch on a little too much with his group so that now everyone feels the need to work in their backstories, including retelling it to every new player that shows up. XD

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Thatguyfromwayback




25th Feb 2016, 9:36 PM

Yeah. I don't think I got too emotionally invested in the back stories to begin with. There were some parts here and there that I thought were pretty good, but personally, the only part of One Piece that really moved me was the part where

SPOILER ALERT:

















they had the Going Merry funeral.










END SPOILER.

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that one guy




25th Feb 2016, 9:44 PM
"yes"

that was the only time a tv show/movie has made me literally cry... it was so sad! and like, i had never even really THOUGHT of the going merry as a character or anything.

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thatguyfromwayback




26th Feb 2016, 2:12 AM
"Ikr"

When a piece of fiction makes you cry over anything, it's often a sign of good storytelling. When One Piece makes you cry over a boat, you know they're doing something right.

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Poker




9th Nov 2017, 1:18 PM

I don't know for the "feel" part, sure at some point you don't get it as much, but i still think backstory can be interesting, or even important storytelling-wise.
For exemple, i think the fishman Island arc had some severe case of arc-fatigue, but i still think the fisher tiger flasback had to be done. i feel it's important to the story.
Now purely feel wise, even putting aside whether or not one get tired of them, it might also depend on how much one is reactive to one type of story or another. i have been moved by Chopper Flasback, back then, dunno why this one more than another.

Now i do get what you mean. On some flashback i think "that's maybe a bit too much." or "this card have been pulled in X's flashback".

Now the times where i have been really moved in one piece where the moment mentioned by @Thatguyfromwayback , and the end of marinford. because seeing our usually cheerful and determind Luffy breakdown like this was something.

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BakaGrappler




24th Feb 2016, 2:26 AM
"YES!"

Excellent answer to a backstory problem!!!

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Luminous Lead




24th Feb 2016, 2:30 AM

Nami's backstory is probably comparable to the backstory'o'doom of Old Man Henderson, anyway. Long enough that no one in their right mind could bear constant exposure.

Love Luke's reaction though. "Ah, it's that thing that one of us does."
Cory: "Let's be somewhere else."

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Guest




24th Feb 2016, 8:56 AM

What's the most emotionally compelling backstory you've ever wrote for a character?

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Spare Parts




24th Feb 2016, 11:27 AM
"engaged runaway"

Had the son of some nobles run away from home because they arranged a marriage for without asking to some girl he never met or didn't like (it's been a while). Not quite bad with a bow and arrow he took up hunting to sustain himself, donned the false name Wolf to evade the people sent to retrieve him (nobles got to keep face) and set out to find true love and get married on his own without ever speaking his name or alluding to his heritage so that his parents can't wed him off no more and he could return home safely. Much shenanigans could have happened had I ever got to run him in an adventure. I might still use him in the future though.

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Raxon

Raxon




24th Feb 2016, 6:18 PM

Nami's story is good, but it pales in comparison to Luffy.

Luffy is a young iowa corn farmer with an oscar winning wife and paranoid delusional tendencies.

Shanks is an alcoholic playboy millionaire who is about to enter an arranged marriage to a wealthy single woman.

And together they fight illegal narcotics and crime lords in the mean streets of LA.

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Who Knows?




24th Feb 2016, 8:38 PM
"beating the dead horse"

You just described the plots of Arthur: Field of Dreams and Lethal Weapon 2.

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Guest




25th Feb 2016, 10:44 AM

So sayeth Zolo Zoro

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Jarimor




25th Feb 2016, 6:10 PM

AWWW yea!
WORDS 'N SHIT!

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Alderlead




25th Feb 2016, 7:05 PM

Wait, your name is Zolo Zoro?

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IsaiahOmega




26th Feb 2016, 1:11 AM

This coming from Monkey... Dumbfoot...? Luffy

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GoomBard




16th May 2016, 5:49 AM

"...What does the 'D' stand for?"

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Super_Big_Mac

Super_Big_Mac




8th Jan 2017, 9:42 PM

"It stands for Dee! Dee Eee Eee!"

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Alle9009

Alle9009




23rd Aug 2016, 12:35 PM
""Tragic backstory TM""

Many of my characters have an element of sad to them, but the one that made one of my friend think "HUG THE POOR GIT" was this seventeen year old teen who could shoot with crazy accuracy and had a cursed ring, which gave him the power to turn into a dragon and some other stuff, like the ability to shoot magical bullets, in return for feeling absolute fear and terror at anything and everything depending on how long he used them.

This is mostly related to his past. He was a surprise to his parents when he was born, and a few years later they divorced. His mother neglected him in favor of drugs, his dad didn't want him, and so the kid lived in squaller until one day she remarried...

to a drug lord who took her kid as payment for all the drugs she wanted. He locked the boy up in a small room, and for years after that the drug lord was paid by multiple people to beat the boy up or do... other... things to him. The Drug lord didn't want to waste his precious drugs on the boy, so he got the kid addicted to videogames and basically did a mindfuck on the kid by behaving nicely and stuff to brainwash the kid into being loyal. Y'know, constant fear tactics, torture, all that. Naturally, kid grew to have stockholm syndrome and panic attacks.

Of course, this all came to an end when, at age fourteen, the kid accidentally pissed off the drug lord and was slated for death. He was about to die when the ring appeared, asking for allegiance. Fearing for his life, the boy agreed with the last of his consciousness. When he woke up again everyone around him had died, and he was covered in blood. He escaped, got found, and now has a new family...

See, the ring has an ironic curse. In my characters case, he accepted the ring's power in order to avoid fear and death and getting hurt again, but his job now that he has the ring means getting hurt and close to death multiple times, and everytime he used the ring's power he'd get stuck back in a panicked daze of fear and terror where he can't help but be utterly terrified of everything, which was what he'd wanted to escape when he used the ring's power. When my friend heard about this, she wanted to give him an internet hug... and to be honest I kind of want to do so too haha.

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Poker




9th Nov 2017, 1:25 PM

This is a good way to handle the flashack, especially those who can't really be played for laugh. also a good way to save some time. because there's a LOT to adapt.

Now i can imagine brook's backstory being one heavy wall o' text of a comic. Like a player telling the long and drama heavy story of his character.

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