So I was watching the anime and a thought struck me in one of the flashbacks. Dr Hilikuk said, very aptly, that a man only dies when he is forgotten. I've heard that phrased differently, but with the same effect, from another great author I respect: the late Sir Terry Pratchett. In Going Postal, one of the characters says that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken. Oda and Pratchett will never have met, never have interacted, likely never have read each other's work. They're from vastly different cultures. And yet they both gave the same bold statement to the world. Something to think about.