well, to me, it seems Oda's doesn't differentiate between good and evil in his work at all. you cannot base a person looks to determine which side he is. the world government, in society are the good guys, walking the road of justice. are they corrupt? are they evil? no, not necessarily everyone of em'. their views of justice is far beyond extreme. that is all. that in it self is not evil. its stupidity and blindness.
as for pirates, society sees them as the bad guys, as proven most of em' are. but not all. oda's main point here is that, who's good, who's bad all depends on the individual, not on where the individual is grouped as or what society labels them as.
as for the devils fruit, it was clearly stated early on that the gomu gomu fruit grew from a gomu gomu tree, which bears a fruit every 100 years. if such is the case, it is then true for all other devil fruits, cause if they were to grow just like normal fruits, there'd be millions of DF users. its not that there are a few of them left. its cuz there are only about 102 types of em' (if i'm not mistaken) and they grow only once in a lifetime.
Shanks said that they got the Gomugomu Fruit from the Gomugomu tree.
Originally Posted by diokhan
So it would explain a lot if the fruits come from devil trees...
Like the fact that somehow its possible to know which power one fruit gives a person. Its because someone in history already used once the fruit from this tree.
And some fruits are unknown because the devil tree wasnt known before that.
Also it would explain why its always said that every devil fruit is unique. Its just because until the fruit grows again the person who ate the last fruit has already died.
I think thats reasonable answers for the devilfruit issue.
This is something i realy love about One Piece. It isn't just good vs evil. It was in the beginning but it stoped as soon as they enterd the grand line. And the fact that sometimes there are more than just 2 sides in a battle. Don Criek, cooks Miehawk Strawhats, Baroque, army rebels strawhats or Enel Shandia Gan Fort straw hats, or Galleila goverment strawhats Franky and so on. Not many Comics have that. Smoker is one of the Strawhats greatest enemys but stil hes a good guy. I love it. Arlong wasn't really evil. He loved his comrades. He is just ontop of the foodchain. I mean we don't treat our catle all that nicely. Just wanted to mention that.