Well, Vice Captian is actually more of a military term, First and Second Mates would be more accurate.
But going by First Mates, I'd say it would be between Nami or Zoro. I personally would go for Nami considering she has a good grasp on maps and information, and Zoro is more so muscle than brains. He's trusted, but he and Luffy are kind of rivals so I assume that he might not be First mate.
Now that I think about it, nearly everyone has a position except for Zoro, so he might become First Mate..... if Luffy took the time to care about such specifics.
There are at least three people on the ship without exact postions, but I doubt they care about titles.
Last edited by Demonshadow; 03-19-2006 at 11:27 AM.
Originally Posted by Demonshadow
I'm going by actual postions, not just what they do.
Not all Pirates have Snipers, and that isn't a position on a ship, neither is Historian or Swordsman. Thats why I didn't list what they do; their "professions" are not their jobs for the ship.
Although, I suppose their professions could count as jobs as pirates, but I don't count them as such.
I always thought the crew was as such:
Luffy - Captain
Zoro - First Mate
Nami - Navigator
Ussop - Sniper (And temporary carpenter)
Sanji - Cook
Chopper - Doctor
Robin - Stowaway
Robin is an archaeologist but that's not what she was taken aboard for. I give Zoro the First Mate (Or vice-captain for people who like to make up terms, on a boat its Captain - first mate; navy names them Captain - Commander and in the army its Captain - Lieutenant. Vice Captain doesn't exist) because no one else really deserves it. Just because Nami gives the orders doesn't make her First Mate, if we went by that logic she'd be captain.
Zoro IS the first mate. In one of the first chapters he was with Luffy, he took Luffy's offer to be his first mate (and also didn't realize he'd also be the first person to join)
I think Luffy took the term "first mate" as not only second in command, but first crewmember, which surprised Zoro a little.
Ussop is the ship's marksman and artillery expert. Most ships just board the ship with dozens of cannons and shoot all of them and hope to hit their target with at least one. Strawhats just makes one shot to make a hit (efficient isn't it?). Ussop's also the crew's handyman, since he's capable of doing anything and everything.
Robin's a full-time crewmember, not a stowaway. She doesn't currently show a specific job, but her abilities help out the crew a lot. I think she will be critical to the demolition of the world government and restoration of power to the people at the end, however. Thus, she's the librarian, historian, and archaeologist of the ship.
I want Franky to be the ship's mechanic. He works so well with the Strawhats as a team and as a buddy. Plus, he's a master of sarcasm.
Screw it all. Ussopp captain and Chopper Vice Captain. A dangerous duo right there.
That right there would be asking for death XD.
Originally Posted by shinigamiwolf
In any case I think that Robin would make a good vice captain for the straw hats crew.
Agreed. If he goes, there's no more Strawhat crew.
Originally Posted by psycho.ac
Originally Posted by pentaelemental
Well I still think Zoro is the first mate