"Part of me believes that Zoro has already defeated (though not killed) Mihawk and achieved his dream. If this is true, then one of the many things it means is that Zoro has become character-death material more than any other Straw Hat. I’ve laid awake thinking over extended epic scenarios in which he could lose his life and most times I’ll start to cry just going over them. The last two times he nearly died, I couldn’t breath, I was too afraid to even cry." - confession by an Anonymous.