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Luffy’s Maturity?

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  1. TheMasterOjaku

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    Can I just say I feel like Luffy’s maturity level rose significantly in this Whole Cake Island Arc.

    From the start Luffy’s only goal was to bring Sanji back and escape. If it was any other time Luffy would think that he’d have to take down Big Mom first.

    Then although he got split up from the rest of the crew they regrouped quicker than usual. The Luffy before would usually get caught up before regrouping close the the end of the arc.

    Luffy also excepted Nami’s help which I think is a huge step. Ever since Luffy has reached the New World he’s taken on more help and gained more allies, realizing he can’t do everything alone.

    The fact Luffy said he’d wait for Sanji instead of storming the castle is also a big step. Although he eventually did wreak havoc on the castle, the moment he found out Sanji was informed about Pudding he left immediately.

    I know I’m kind of repeating myself but, Luffy was mature enough to team up with someone he didn’t particularly like for the greater good. This has gradually become a theme in the series.

    And lastly even when Luffy was caught up in fights he still worried about the others and seeked out ways to assure their safety.
     
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    Very true, he has developed a lot as a character. I could add more to what you said but I can't use stuff from the manga here. But if you look at him now compared to the first arc there arc there is a huge difference. Hr makes more mature decisions and is willing to accept the help of other people. Like when he fought Doffy with Law. The Luffy two years ago doesn't like to get help in fights unless the opponent is too great for him to beat alone
     
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    Oda is doing a great way of gradual plot building. Luffy making allies and opening his world to new ideas and people will come in handy soon. You can really tell the Luffy from before isn’t the same.
     
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    This will all be very necessary for hom to become king. I love the cintrast in his character. Oda knows how to balance his antics and his ability as a captain. Do you read the manga?
     
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    Yeah I do, I’m not fully caught up yet (chapter 884)
     
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    Yea, you are far enough to know then. Look at when a certain character died this arc. Luffy understood what to do the moment he seen his sacrifice. It shows that he developed from what happened back on Marineford when he saw Ace die. He didn't allow for the sacrifice to be in vain.
     
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    Yeah you’re right before he’d probably freeze or be blinded by anger but now he’s thinking more like an adult. Another thing I noticed is that he try’s to simultaneously protect the crew while keeping sight of his goal. Before he’d just get sidetracked.
     
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    This too, he doesn't want to pit them in danger. He picks his battle very wisely. The old Luffy would've went head to head with Big Mom in an all out fight but he was mature enough to understand his objective and run away from there. He was quickly able to discern Katakuri as a bigger threat than Big Mom and removed him out of the picture by forcing him into the mirror world.
     
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    I also like that Luffy seems to be taking his own safety into consideration and using ways that will benefit him and get the best outcome
     
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    That too, he understands that he has to take risk but he has no longer been engaging in fights that won't benefit him. I can tell by how well you understand his chatacter he is clearly one of your favorites
     
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    Actually, he’s not but he’s slowly but surely making his way up my list
     
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    Oh wow that's nice, but yea he is a great character :)
     
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    Really great, I like characters that have obvious development
     
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    Who is your favorite character? I know this is a little off topic but I am curious
     
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    It’s really a tie between Ace and Sabo
     
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    Nice choices I prefer Sabo out of the two
     
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    I like Luffy's character development. He's still the stupid Luffy we know and love, but he usually saves the immaturity for his downtime now.
     
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    Yeah it’s like now he knows when to work and when to play
     
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    While I agree that Luffy has grown a lot ever since the timeskip, it's unfair to say the Luffy of 2 years back wouldn't have done that, wouldn't have done this. I'm referring to the part where he needed help to bring down a strong opponent. He simply didn't face any opponents as strong as the ones in New World. Plus, there was actually no one outside the SHs that is capble of helping Luffy back then and the other supernovas weren't introduced up until Sabaody Arc. My point here is it's not that Luffy did not need help, he simply did not have anyone to help him, directly in a fight that is since he still got lots of help, Lola and the nightmare Luffy for example. As for Luffy's ability to cope with difficult situations, I think peple aren't giving pre-timeskip Luffy enough credit. The stuff he told Vivi about how cruel wars are and the way he dealt with the Going Merry incident is proof that he was already mature enough at the time. After the timeskip, he just had more opportunities to show his maturity.
     
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    His ( Senpai's )Maturity has significantly increased but that's only in Very Very Important times of needs Only.
    By the way his Maturity is Somewhat Same as Mine... XP

    Thank You
     
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