During my time here, I heard many theories about Ussop being based on pinochio. But besides the nose part, what part of him is like pinochio?
SO I stumbled upon a play one day called CYRANO DE BERGERAC, which I believe the character ussop was based on.
First off, they both have hidously long noses.
Cyrano lied to his beloved to make her happy. He helped a handsome young man write love letters so that she would fall in love with the man, while Cyrano loved the girl himself
Ussop lied to to make the girl in his village happy
THey are both expert fighters Cyrano is an expert swordsman while ussop is an elite sharpshooter
Lastly, the most important similarity is that while Cyrano was brave on the battlefield, he was insecure inside, and didn't tell his loved one his feelings until on his deathbed
Ussop is a coward on the battlefield who runs rather than fights but always says what's on his mind and rather confidently. THusly, ussop never lost a battle of wills