One Piece Online: Character Origins – Usopp
Meet Usopp: The Sniper of the Straw Hat Pirates
Meet Usopp, also known as “God” Usopp, the skilled sniper of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of the Senior Officers of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. He joined the crew as the fourth member during the Syrup Village Arc and temporarily left during the Water 7 Arc but rejoined after the Post-Enies Lobby Arc.
A Story of Loss and Imagination: Usopp’s Childhood in Syrup Village
Usopp, the son of Yasopp and Banchina, was born and raised in Syrup Village. He served as the captain of the Usopp Pirates and became close friends with Kaya. Usopp’s dream is to become a brave warrior of the sea, inspired by his father, and he strives every day to fulfill this dream.
From Cowardice to Courage: Usopp’s Journey of Self-Discovery
Usopp tends to lie frequently and is often portrayed as cowardly. However, he is selfless, and caring, and constantly works on improving himself as a pirate. Despite his fears, he puts a great deal of effort into ensuring the safety of his crewmates and supports them in achieving their goals.
Endurance and Willpower: Usopp’s Indomitable Spirit
As Usopp is one of the few characters who has not consumed the devil fruit, he so does not possess the same physical strength as his crewmates. However, he compensates for it with his natural abilities, skills, and arsenal of weapons to contribute to the Straw Hat Pirates. Usopp’s strengths lie in his marksmanship, creativity, and resourcefulness rather than having any supernatural abilities.
Besides that, he has remarkable endurance, willpower, and impressive durability, being able to withstand powerful enemy attacks and continue fighting. Usopp also exhibits great speed, using hit-and-run tactics effectively. However, he still struggles in close combat and prefers to avoid fighting stronger opponents whenever possible.
Haki: Usopp’s Awakening and Enhanced Perception
During the Dressrosa Arc, Usopp awakened his Kenbunshoku Haki, allowing him to perceive auras and pinpoint the location of targets. He demonstrated exceptional Haki skills in One Piece Film: Red, even using it to communicate with his father from afar.
The Artistic Side: Usopp’s Talent as an Artist
Usopp is a talented artist and designed the Straw Hat’s Jolly Roger after seeing Luffy’s poor art skills. He is also skilled in hairdressing and gardening, as he acts as the crew’s hairdresser and cultivates Pop Greens for his arsenal.
The Power of Lies: Usopp’s Deception and Quick Thinking
Usopp is an adept liar, which proves useful in certain situations, providing distractions and deterring opponents, albeit temporarily. He often incorporates his lies into his strategies and is also skilled at selling items by exaggerating their capabilities.
Weapon Crafting: Usopp’s Engineering Skills and Arsenal
With his engineering expertise, Usopp can craft and upgrade weapons using available technology and tools. He focuses on handheld weapons and has created impressive creations like the Kabuto, Kuro Kabuto, and Clima-Tact. He even improved Nami’s Sorcery Clima-Tact with components from Weatheria.
In conclusion, Usopp may be considered the weakest member of the crew, but his unique abilities, determination, and growth make him a valuable asset to the Straw Hat Pirates. His journey to become a brave warrior of the sea continues, and he continues to support his friends and face challenges head-on.