@ Chopper's third Rumble Ball transformation. SMH @ the balls these guys have for putting in two flat-out filler episodes after that cliffhanger though. Shit was even worse than when they interrupted the jump down the waterfall at Enies Lobby to repeat all the character origins again.
Finished the Enies Lobby Arc. Shiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeet! I don't even know where to begin. From Chopper's monster form, Zoro's Asura blade and Sanji's Diable Jambe to Luffy's Gear Second and Third, this arc was upping the scale of the crew's abilities to ridiculous levels on every junction. Robin's origin was of course in typical One Piece fashion a story of a child witnessing the sacrifice of his/her parental figure for their own survival, but it didn't make it any less great. I also liked how at the end Luffy (and Chopper) are still clueless about Usopp being Sogeking. I also enjoyed the throwbacks to the Elbaf warriors (two of my favorite side-characters of the show) and I'll be disappointed to see Chimney, Kokoro and the rabbit go. Over the course of the arc Chimney might've grown into another one of my favorite characters. How Oda manages to make every single fucking side character into a well-developed enjoyable character? I don't fucking know, but he pulls it off all the time.
Speaking of, I assume the return (and demise) of Going Merry is supposed to be the second tear-inducing moment you mentioned a year ago? If you wondered how I made this astute observation, it were the tears that wouldn't stop running down my face that gave it away. Once again I'm not sure how Oda can pull this shit off as easy as he does. The whole voice calling out to them and how the ship's spirit led itself there should be the most corny and cheesy shit ever, so why the fuck am I balling up like an emotional child. What is this madness, Books?