Reddit user u/the toad can sing recently shared his theory on why Zoro’s eye has been closed since the time jump in One Piece. The original poster compared his real-life 3 a.m. bathroom experience to what Zoro will endure in the future of One Piece. The theory primarily focuses on how to modify someone’s vision in the dark and how to see without a bright light source. As a consequence, the user believes they’ve finally found an answer to one of One Piece’s most vexing problems.
A Reddit member believes they’ve found the answer to the most difficult post-time-skip One Piece question.
Reddit user u/the toad can sing recently presented their theory about Zoro’s eye to the One Piece subreddit, as previously noted. They compared their real-life experience to what Zoro would be training and preparing for with his left eye. The OP stated that they awoke in the middle of the night needing to use the restroom. They described how they go to the bathroom with their hand over their eye to avoid being blinded when the lights are turned on, then being unable to see shortly after the lights are turned out.They explained that covering their eye allowed their eyes to acclimatise to the dark and that once they left the bathroom, they could see well. They stated that while doing this performance, they experienced a “epiphany” about Zoro’s eye and why it had been shut.
According to the OP, Mihawk received word from Shanks that Luffy’s crew will eventually clash with Blackbeard, which he then passed on to Zoro. They went on to say that the Straw Hat Swordsman reacted by closing one eye and eventually opening it to see through Blackbeard’s darkness.Luffy’s role as the Sun God and near-limitless powers, he said, provided a natural thematic and practical counterpoint to Blackbeard’s darkness. They said that Zoro would open his “3 am bathroom eye” and be able to see Blackbeard, despite the fact that Zoro has no such inbuilt counter.
The Reddit poster went on to discuss some of the other prominent hypotheses surrounding Zoro’s eye.They raised an interesting notion about his eye having a secret power, but if this were true, it would have been used against Big Mom and Kaido.They dubbed Oda’s scar a “red herring,” citing how visceral and evident other scars are throughout the series. In their Climactic words, they surmised that there’s nothing special about Zoro’s eye and that he’s only closing it so he can eventually, one day, see amidst the Dark-Dark Fruit’s powers.
Summary of Fan Theory – 3 am bathroom epiphany ‘leads to discovery’ of Zoro’s secret strategy :
To say the least, this latest One Piece idea is fascinating. It is at least plausible because it is based on the creator’s real-life experience, even if the perspective isn’t perfect. The concept presupposes that both Zoro and Luffy would confront Blackbeard, which is an implausible situation given the size of the latter’s crew.
Furthermore, while Oda’s approach is mundane in some plot scenarios, Zoro’s eye is unlikely to be one of them. Even if it is, other hypotheses based on real-world science, such as those claiming Zoro is improving his depth awareness and strengthening his right eye, make a lot more sense.