So, now that the reverie is on hold and we have rejoined the crew people have continued their Discussions surrounding Sanji i decided i would throw in my two cents on why i think his character has gotten worse after the time skip, but especially in the new world. So before we start I want you to know that Sanji was and still is my Favourite Crewmate, what i want to talk to you about why he is now my least favourite straw hat to watch. So lets start with fishman island, as I've said I don't really view this arc as much of a problem, at this point his exaggerated perviness was understandable and hadn't gotten old yet (it also lead to some fun interactions with chopper and the mermaids), and like the rest of the crew he showcased what he had learnt over the time skip, so overall for Sanji Fishman Island was a pretty chill arc. Overall Punk hazard was the same, his perviness was toned down a little (back in the direction of pre time skip levels) once again he had some fun moments like his usual bickering with Zoro and tsundere moments with kinimon and the children, there was however one controversial moment that being his fight with Vergo in which he was implied to have been at a disadvantage, now when this occurred I was among the people defending it 'Sanji's body was weakened by Nami' 'Vergo possessed full body haki which was at that point in time the strongest we had seen' but most importantly the reason for this fight was a return to form for Sanji. Swooping in at the last second to save the day with a suave line (A part of his character most fans call mr prince), and so the perceived loss was forgiven with fans saying that Sanji wasn't being pushed to his limits and that he would show what he was capable of in the arc this one was setting up. Fast forward to Dressrosa and it was still looking good he had an interesting story with viola and and once again swooped in to save people, although this time he was caught immediately and had to be saved by law, but once again this was forgiven, after all its Doflamigo, we're talking about the man who toyed with the crew of a yonko, plus Sanji didn't know about his powers. However what I personally couldn't forgive was the portrayal of Doffy's commanders, if all of three of them were so easily dispatched then what does that say about Vergo? Zoe was mainly uneventful but with it came hope for salvation, the infamous 'year of Sanji', fans got there hopes up thinking this arc would be great for him. And at the start it was, I think most people can agree that the first part of whole cake was good, interesting plot points and character struggles were shown and the actual tea party was chaotic and fun. But then it took a turn for the worse, like many people were dreading Sanji was whisked away from conflict to bake a cake whilst leaving the rest of the crew to fend for them selves. Now this would have been ok if the cake plot itself wasn't garbage, it broke the number one rule of story telling (show don't tell) with every character around him feeling the need to jerk of his cooking skills, so with the lack of tension surrounding it people started wondering what this cake would do. We already new it would please big mom so what would happen after became highly speculated, so what happened when Big Mon ate the cake? it was good, what a surprise.... But it was fine the arc wasn't over and although one of the few things Sanji currently had over anyone else in the crew (his observation haki) was currently being one uped by luffy there was still a chance for redemption, and it came in the form of one line 'I will definitely save my captain' once again it was his time to shine in the area he was best at, saving others. He had one page, before getting no diffed by fodder and saved by his brothers. And on that note lets take a second to talk about the Vinsmokes, the arc spend a lot of time painting them in a bad light and vilifying them right to the end. But then they saved Sanji's sorry ass and handed him a raid suit saying your to weak take this, so basically the Vinsmokes were in the right, the entire message of the arc was torn to shreds. TL;DR: Sanji's character and combat prowess have been slowly destroyed since the start of the new world making him much less enjoyable to watch. And now we come to the latest chapter, up until this i could still enjoy watching him, sure the time skip hadn't been kind to him but he was still the same character I came to enjoy. The latest chapter reverted him to the level of perveyness that he was at in Fishman Island (and it was starting to get old even then), but not only that he was also arrogant deluded and honestly just disgusting to watch. This chapter was the last straw for me, and whilst his character could be fixed in the future i no longer have the faith in Oda to do so , and even in the event that his character is improved this period of time will forever remain a dark spot for me. Sorry for the long winded post, but with the recent chapter and Sanji returning to be a hot topic I wanted to discuss my views and talk about why the series has become a lot less enjoyable for me to read.