Roronoa Zoro is not only the unofficial second in charge of the Straw Hat Pirates, but he is also on his way to becoming the best swordsman in the world. One of the best sworders in One Piece, Roronoa Zoro is also one of Luffy’s best friends. He has never given up in a fight, so his life has been full of hard times, struggles, and staying strong.
He can be so grumpy that he gets into fights with other Straw Hats. Even though there have been some bad things in Zoro’s life, there have also been many good things that have made it all worth it. By figuring out the best things about being him, it’s easier to see if his chosen path will bring him happiness and satisfaction as the series gets closer to its end.
10. Zoro Has Inherited Oden’s Swords
Before he died, Kozuki Oden gave his famous swords to his children and grandchildren. Since Momonosuke wasn’t old enough to get them yet and his sister wasn’t a fighter, Zoro was next in line.
Since these blades were so scary sharp that they could cut Kaido even without haki, they were a huge advantage and some of the best weapons in the series’ universe. But Zoro didn’t get them until he gave Ryuma the sword he stole at Thriller Bark. Even so, he got more robust because of it.
9. Zoro Is Luffy’s First Mate
Although Luffy regards the Straw Hats equally, the fact that Zoro is his first mate cannot be overlooked. This has a variety of implications, both positive and negative. It not only implies that Luffy trusts Zoro more than anybody else, but it also demonstrates his incredible strength.
If Luffy goes missing for an extended period or is brutally murdered, Zoro will most likely inherit his duty to discover Roger’s wealth. This would put him in a problematic situation with Sanji.
8. Zoro Does Not Need Swords To Win Fights
At first glance, it might seem like Zoro’s tools have more obvious flaws than those of the other Straw Hats. His reliance on swords limits his options and makes him look weak in some situations.
But Zoro showed that he could beat the Foxy pirates without his weapons. He beat them with powerful blows from his hand by using the crazy power of “Zero Sword Style.” Later, he used this skill when he went undercover in Wano and couldn’t get to his weapons quickly.
7. Zoro Can Use Conqueror’s Haki
It is scarce for Zoro to be able to use Conqueror’s haki. It shows that he is a man with a strong will and a great goal. So far, he is the only other crew member besides Luffy who can use it. Even better, Zoro has complete control over his haki and the people it attacks.
This helped him a lot when sneaking into Onigashima because he could shut down Beast pirates who were too friendly without giving away his secret too soon. It will also help in future fights with the World Government since the marines almost always have a much larger force than the pirates.
6. Zoro Has A High Bounty
Zoro should have one of the highest bounties because he is Luffy’s right-hand man. The price on his head was 320 million berries the last time anyone knew. By the end of Wano, it was probably even higher.
Part of what Zoro has to pay for is what he has done against the World Government. In addition to attacking Morgan’s forces, he helped Luffy at Enies Lobby and helped people escape from Kizaru after fighting a Celestial Dragon. The high price for Zoro shows how dangerous he is.
5. Zoro Is Constantly Allowed To Nap
Zoro usually pushes his body to its limits, so he takes a nap whenever possible. Even though it seems like a cute quirk, it can get him into trouble. For instance, there have been many times when someone has tried to attack him while he was sleeping.
But Zoro is almost always aware of where he is, even when asleep. This lets him sleep without worrying that he will be killed. His ability to get enough rest means he will be ready for battle whenever his captain or friends need him.
4. Zoro Has Powerful Allies In The Straw Hat Pirates
Being a member of the Straw Hat Pirates might be Zoro’s best perk. Each crew member was chosen because they are very good at what they do and will help Luffy on his never-ending journey to Laugh Tale.
Even though Zoro might be the second most potent member of the crew after Luffy, he would not be able to stay alive without his friends. Name ensures he doesn’t lose his sense of direction all the time, and Franky’s Thousand Sunny helps the heroes get through their dangerous trip across the high seas.
3. Zoro Trained Directly Under Mihawk
After Kuma took him to his island, Zoro realized that the only way he could beat Mihawk was to train with him. Even though the man was very proud, he begged him for help and even got down on one knee for him. Mihawk was amused and charmed by Zoro’s determination, so he told him to fight a group of baboons he had trained himself.
Even though Zoro was hurt initially, he quickly realized that his primal sparring partners were strong. By the time he met up with his friends again, Zoro was strong enough to cut through mountains and use Armament Haki like an extension of his body.
2. Zoro Does Not Need A Devil Fruit To Be Powerful
Most of the series’ strongest characters require devil fruits to be relevant. For example, almost all of the four emperors had one (barring Shanks, so far as the audience knows).
But Zoro is one of the few characters who is strong without a yonko, even though he is a yonko-level threat. Instead, he wins battles by using only his own strength and skill. In this way, he fights more like Gol D. Roger than he does like Luffy.
1. Zoro Is Romantically Successful
Zoro is successful in love, even though that wasn’t his goal. He accidentally wooed a confused woman named Perona, who liked being with him but could not stand how stubborn he was. He also won Hiyori’s love, and she came to think of him as a strong and kind guardian.
At some point, she came to trust Zoro so much that she gave him her father’s sacred weapons. Sanji is very angry about Zoro’s love life, both because he is a jealous person and because he doesn’t like the swordsman. Even so, Zoro hasn’t chosen a single partner because his adventures keep taking him in different directions.