I recently decided to rewatch the whole anime, and I couldn't stop thinking about the strenth of Usopp, Chopper and Nami. Every time I read forum posts about this topic, I find everyone ensuring that Nami was and still is the wakest SH and the weakest between theweakling trio... but I sincerely believe that she has always been stronger (or maybe stronger is not the word... but what I want to say is that even with her shortcomings, she demonstrated many times to be more useful) than Usopp, all the more since she got the Clima Tact. Every time the crew finds a new enemy to beat, Nami fights against stronger characters than Usopp. In Arabasta, for example, Usopp and Chopper fought against the Mr. 4 trio while Nami alone fights in a kind of ridiculous fight (because of the magic show of the CT) agains Mr. 1's couple, Miss Doublefinger, and she wins alone. (I won't get into the topic of how Nami only gets to fight against girls... I would love to see her fighting against a man sometime... but this is something I got used to many years ago watching anime, so... let's forget it and keep going). Then again, when they fight at Enies Lobby with the CP9 people... Usopp doesn't fight ANYONE, even though he proves himself to be an impresive shooter, while the monster Chopper beats Kumadori and Nami beats Kalifa. I'm not saying that Nami or Chopper can be compared to Sanji, Luffy or Zoro, but between the three "weaklings"... I always thought and keep thinking that Usopp was the weakest pre-TS. I get that Oda wants to change this, and having Usopp <spoiler>found the haki and all that</spoiler>, he can be considered "weak" anymore; but what I don't understand is that people has always considered him the strongest of the three. I think Nami (and Robin, also) is underestimated for being a girl, and that they could use their habilities a lot better so that they become stronger, but that doesn't seem to be Oda's idea (he's too busy making their tits bigger ¬¬). Nami started off as only a navigator who wasn't a fighter, that is obvious. But she has fought whenever it was needed and did all she could... she wanted to become stronger and to have the power to fight, and that's why she got the CT. I find so unfair for her character to have so much potential power at her hands and keep being the weak of the crew. And Chopper the same. He has so much potential, and it was shown in Enies Lobby... the limits of his power are still unseen... but we keep seeing only the cute tanuki and he only gets the minimum required fights to go on. I don't want to get into if Usopp deserves to have an higher bounty than Robin or Sanji, because I'm talking about the pre-TS time only (even tough I will admit that it doesn't make me really confortable haha). I want to keep rewatching the series and reconsider him as a character, because I really don't get what everybody sees in him (as a fighter, I mean). I always liked him as a linking character, more like the glue that gives a more emotional side to the crew and the story than a real fighter. I knew he was going to get stronger, because he is Yasopp's son and his dream was to be a brave warrior and all that... But what surprises me is that so many people (I would say that most of you) always thought of him as stronger than Nami or Chopper. I guess I'm leaving a lot of things on the way... but this is overall my ranting hahaha I just can't see what many people sees in Usopp, and even though I'm trying to be openminded with his strenght... while rewatching it I get clearer the fact that Usopp was the weakest pre-TS and by far.