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Similarities between One Piece (Alabasta Arc) and The Dark Knight Rises

August 28, 2016

I recently came across a thread stating the similarity between One Piece (anime and manga) by Eiichiro Oda and The Dark Knight Rises movie by Christopher Nolan.

One Piece and The Dark Knight Rises Similarities

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IncidentOne PieceThe Dark Knight Rises
Anti-hero protagonistLuffyBatman
Mastermind behind chaosCrocodileBane
City that is nearing destructionAlabastaGotham
City forces try to defendAlabasta Royal ArmyGotham Police Force
Rebels try to take overKoza and his armyAll prisoners set free by Bane
Protagonist at the brink of death on first fightCrocodile nearly impales Luffy and casts him into sand pitBane utterly breaks Batman and puts him in the pit
The next encounter is between the chaosLuffy fights with Crocodile second time while rebels and royal army are fighting outsideBatman fights with Bane in midst of the fight between police and rebels
Protagonist has hidden a round shaped bomb somewhere in the cityTimed bomb hidden in the clock towerTimed nuclear bomb hidden inside a moving truck
Protagonist’s allies try to find the location of the bombLuffy’s crew and ViviGordon and his team
Bomb is airlifted far away from the cityPel flies away carrying the bomb high into the skyBatman uses the Bat to carry the bomb into the bay
Extra Both of them survive at the endPel is found alive in the subsequent episodesBruce Wayne is seen enjoying his vacation

Holy mother of Nolan!


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