ThreadWho has Saddest Flashback Story? Chopper, Robin or Brook?
It was sadder than Robin's for me, though Robin's was really heartbreaking (the "I want to live" part is iconic). There are a lot of good flashbacks in One Piece though tbh.
Like... one of the saddest ones for me wasn't even for recurring characters, let alone one of the Straw Hats. The Norland and Calgara one from the Skypiea saga hits me so hard. I remember One Piece reaching a new height for me when I read that for the first time. The fact that it made me feel so much for a couple of characters who were so far in the past, and we'd only just seen. It's also one of the biggest reasons why Skypiea is one of my favourite sagas.