I will become the Pirate King


I'm sorry, my nakama

To the Straw Hat Pirates,

My name is Tony Tony Chopper, but most people call me Chopper. I am the doctor aboard the Thousand Sunny, the vessel we have shared for as long as I can remember. Even though I'm a reindeer who ate the Human Human fruit, you've accepted me for who I am. Especially you, Monkey D. Luffy, who wishes to one day become the Pirate King. You are all my dearest nakama*.

If you've found this letter, I will have already left the ship. I won't be returning. The truth is, I also want to become the Pirate King. 

While this has always been playing on my mind, I was initially content with contributing to Luffy's future success. However, it's the little things that have built up over the years that have made me reconsider this position. First of all, you're all idiots. I love you all, really I do, but come on. With the exception of Robin, you're all frequently embarrassed by someone who could only bleat and eat grass during the earlier years of his life. I'm a doctor, saving lives of all species, and I'm still putting up with a womaniser, a skeleton and rubber man with a meat fetish.

The fact that I cannot talk to you about this matter is heartbreaking. Sometimes I lay in my quarters, crying into a pillow with only the moonlight shining through the window as any form of comfort. This horrid truth tears me up inside, knowing that I will soon leave you all to realize my dream. I know that I'm the true inheritor of Gol. D Roger's will, as I was told so by my father, Ken Ken Chopper**, as he passed away beside me in the last great war.

Anyway I've decided that, instead of telling you all of my intentions and lowering my own chances, I will leave you this letter and simply leave quietly at our next stop. I hope that my determination can be felt through my writing, as I tell you now that it's pretty difficult to use a pen when you don't have fingers.

Of course, heading through the new world without a crew is impossible, so I will be working on recruiting a few more members to join the Better Hat Pirates. So far I have convinced Buggy the Clown to relinquish his current position to join me as my executive officer, as well as Enel, who's actually a rather nice guy once you get to know him. Our final confirmed member is a strange girl called Asuka, who is a self-proclaimed space pirate which is cool but she's kind of mean. 

I wish you the best of luck on your journey, but remember that we will be enemies the next time we meet. Be sure to continue drinking from the on-board water supplies, because I don't want you to get dehydrated along the way.

I'm not a tanuki.

- Tony Tony Chopper



*Nakama is the Japanese word for 'friend'.

**I'm currently waiting for Oda-sensei to answer the question I left in a blog I found online. I'll update this when I can confirm the name of Chopper's dad. 

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