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Real world parallels

Discussion in 'One Piece General' started by Urek Mazino, May 13, 2018.

  1. Urek Mazino

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    Oda is very great at pulling real world aspects and mixing them into One Piece.

    One is just a few of the locations in One Piece and what they are based on.

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    Also some of the pirates real names are based on real pirates.
    Blackbeard or Marshall D. Teach & Whitebeard or Edward Newgate are based on the real Blackbeard also called Edward Teach or sometimes known as Edward Thatch who we know Blackbeard killed for the Yami Yami no mi.

    Newgate Prison was also a famous prison in London during the "Golden age of piracy."
    Whitebeards death is also probably a homage to Benkei ronin who was killed by a volley of arrows but remained standing after he died.

    One that was noticed by a friend was that some of Enels underlyings looked like goats and he considered himself a god. A verse from the Bible is "The Lord is my shepard" lol. Which makes sense.

    What are some other real world parallels you all have noticed?
     
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    I knew about the pirates, but didint know about the citys and locations. Awsome, thanks for sharing that.

    Bonnie & Alvida have both names based on the real female pirates.

    Lol, Enel and his sheeps. xD That was a fun thing to notice.

    I think Elbaf has some things that the northern countrys have, or is based on. Also cause they are vikings Im thinking Norway possibly.

    The treat that Big Mom got crazy on as a kid, Semla is a real sweet, and that is the Swedish name. Finland has the same treat, but the name is different.
     
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    "Polnareff"..........
     
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    Very likely considering that their prince's name is Loki, which I believe comes from Nothern mythologies of Asgard etc. Loki is half giant, half god and a mischievous shapeshifter who both causes and solves many problems for other gods with his quick wit. And his children try to destroy the world :D It's fun to see what sort character he'll be in One piece.
     
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    I didn't know Bonnie & Alvida were based on real people.

    I never put the Elbaf part together either wow.

    That Big Mom one is a surprise. I thought it was just some random sweet with mostly no significance.

    Oh wow this got me the only 2 I truly knew were Enel-Eminem & Mick Foley-Spandem. Jim Carrey-Franky is the one I should have known (facepalm.)


    I feel so dumb not having put some of these together. They are so obvious yet so subtle.
     
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    I cant really take this seriously tough :--D But it is funny
     

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