Roronoa Zoro has always been a fan favorite, and his dream and determination to protect his captain as well as to realize his dream of becoming the best swordsman in the entire world have made him one of the highest rated characters by fans. He is one of the only characters that in multiple parts of the stories have outshined even the show’s protagonist, Luffy himself.
In this article we will be going just exactly what makes Roronoa Zoro so durable.
Once again, I’ll be your guide through this article. I have a long history with anime, having started watching it and reading manga when I was a little child. I am writing about One Piece in the aim of educating readers about this beautiful series and one of my favorite Side Characters in One Piece, Roronoa Zoro.
How is Zoro so durable?
One of the reasons Zoro is so adored and why fans think he is so cool is because of his fortitude.
Zoro has always been one of the hardest nuts to crack.
for example, he was repeatedly struck by a huge stone statue of Pika, repeatedly stabbed while fighting Buggy, had his entire torso literally cut open by a mihawk, and endured attacks from incredibly huge oars while suffering from his own injuries just so he could relieve and save his captain.
We will be judging why zoro is so durable based on the following criteria points.
The criteria on which we will be judging Zoro’s durability are
- Physical Training
- Mental Training
As a young child in Shimotsuki Village, Zoro developed a special three-sword technique and had a lofty aspiration to become the best swordsman in the world.
Before joining the strawhats, Zoro traveled the East-Blue as a well-known bounty hunter. Dracule Mihawk has the title of the world’s strongest swordsman.
Zoro actually faced Dracule Mihawk very early in the show and lost badly; on that day, the nearly dead Zoro promised to never lose to anyone again before facing Dracule Mihawk again.
When Zoro was prepared to die in front of the shichibukai Batholomew Kuma in order to save Luffy’s life, his resolve was evident.
Just to get stronger so he could help his crew, Zoro even bowed down in front of Dracule Mihawk, his sole legitimate foe and the object of his ambition. demonstrates Zoro’s tenacity in fulfilling his obligations as the First Mate of the future Pirate King, Luffy, as well as his desire to become the best swordsman in the world.
Zoro’s Physical Training
Zoro has achieved an unimaginable level of power and agility after putting in an extraordinary amount of physical training every day that has lasted from his childhood when he was just a youngster to the current point in the series.
Zoro is extraordinarily powerful physically, and he regularly spends his time at sea lifting incredibly big objects in order to keep getting stronger.
Zoro has an incredible amount of inhumane strength which allows him to cut almost anything, which is evident when you see him cut Mr 1 of Baroque Works and then Pica, a giant mountain of rock. All of this is possible because he keeps training nonstop.
Zoro’s Mental Training
Zoro spends a lot of time meditating and exercising his intellect, despite the misconception that he exclusively concentrates on physical training.
He trained his concentration and mental skill in swordsmanship while also regularly engaging in meditation to calm his mind.
Zoro developed powerful spiritual talents as a result of his intense meditation practice.
Due to his strong spirituality, Zoro was able to use mystical power in his swordplay, creating the aura of various mythical creatures when using certain sword techniques.
The most notable of these was the Kyutoryu, a supernatural variation of the Santoryu that he instinctively created during a fierce battle with Kaku.
On his second attempt, he was able to fully master this sword style, creating the aura of an Asura version of himself.
Zoro is an adept user of Haki and has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of all of them.
He was first seen using Armament Haki against his opponent Monet when he imbued Haki into his blades to harm Monet.
He was also seen imbuing Haki into all three of his blades as well as his arms in his fight against Pica.
In his battle with Pika, Zoro was also shown employing the Observation Haki, which he utilized to find Pika’s main body and strike it.
Last but certainly not least, Zoro unexpectedly used the Conqueror’s Haki in his battle with Kaido, employing his 9 sword type technique.
For me his determination, his physical and mental training + his haki allow Zoro to be so durable. Do you think there are other points?