Is One Piece Film: Red’s Uta a Villain?

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Is One Piece Film Red’s Uta a Villain Uta
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One Piece Film: Red appears to be all fun and games with its splash of vibrant colors, but a villain is set to make the film so much more interesting. Enter Uta, the world-renowned diva who is about to take center stage and steal her fans' hearts! With her major role in the film, is One Piece Film: Red’s Uta a villain?

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Warning: Major spoilers ahead!

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Is One Piece Film: Red’s Uta a Villain?

Is One Piece Film Red’s Uta a Villain Uta
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Yes, Uta is the main villain in One Piece Film: Red.

She antagonizes her fans, including the Straw Hat Pirates, Heart Pirates, Big Mom Pirates, and even Helmeppo and Koby, in order to trap them in a fantasy world where piracy and all other bad things don't exist.

Unfortunately, the events that influenced Uta's life tainted her bright and colorful personality.

Gordon's lies, as well as Shanks' disappearance from Uta's life, shifted her perspective, affecting her true calling.

Uta eventually decided to have a suicide mission with her fans in a virtual space she calls "Uta's world," where her fans will not be afraid of death, illnesses, or work.

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Most notably, pirates will have no place in Uta's world.

She tricked everyone into thinking they were in Elegia for a once-in-a-lifetime concert by using her Sing Sing Devil Fruit power.

However, their consciousness and spirits will become trapped in her world, while their physical bodies will slowly die in the real world.

Not to mention that Uta can summon the Demon King of Songs, a monstrous being also known as TOT-Musica.

When a Sing Sing Devil Fruit user sings the TOT-Musica, the Demon King is awakened, wreaking havoc and destroying everything in both worlds.

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Why Did Uta Become Bad in One Piece Film: Red?

Why Did Uta Become Bad in One Piece Film Red Uta
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In One Piece Film: Red, Uta became bad the moment Shanks and the Red Hair Pirates abandoned her on the island of Elegia.

Uta believes that Shanks and the Red Hair Pirates were evil people who destroyed the island, killed its inhabitants, and stole its treasures.

However, it was only a huge lie that Shanks had to cook up at the last minute in order to keep Uta from discovering the truth.

Aside from that, Uta learned how bad pirates can be.

Through the Den Den Mushi, she communicated with her fans all over the world.

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This eventually opened her eyes to what she could do to usher in a new era free of pirates, as she had promised Luffy.

She even offered Luffy the opportunity to forego becoming the Pirate King in order to be with her, which he declined.

As a result, Uta was forced to trap Luffy and the rest of his crew, as well as everyone else, in her make-up world.

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Did Uta Become Good in One Piece Film: Red?

Did Uta Become Good in One Piece Film Red Uta
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Yes, Uta became good in One Piece Film: Red, but it was too late.

Uta's body was unable to recover from the stress of wielding the Demon King's power, as well as the effects of the wake mushroom she consumed throughout the film.

Not to mention that Uta sacrificed the last of her strength to return everyone to reality.

Uta, in particular, refused Shanks' medicine to counteract the effects of the wake shrooms she consumed throughout the film.

The good news is that Uta was reunited with the rest of Shanks' crew after discovering the truth about them.

Unfortunately, she died while in the care of Shanks and the Red Hair Pirates, the only place in the world where she could die peacefully.

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