Crocodile has displayed an extremely cynical and patronizing attitude, showing complete disregard to the romantic pirate lifestyle and stating that all the values that the status of Pirate King had once symbolized were now worthless to him. Crocodile valued military power above popularity, renown, and treasure, believing that only ignorant fools declare their grandiose dreams. He referred to having trust and faith in others as an idiotic thing to do several times during the Arabasta Arc, claiming to have done away with countless people and going as far as to deride those who fight for someone else, making their defeats all the harsher. 
Crocodile knew about Toto, the sole inhabitant of Yuba at the time. Like the rest of Arabasta's citizens, Crocodile thought of him as an idiot and found his endless, futile attempts to dig out water laughable. He was also revealed to have been behind the sandstorms that were drying up Yuba, as part of his plan to sabotage Arabasta's towns.
The entire Arabasta Saga is a testament to Crocodile's strategy and manipulative skills: he managed to successfully maintain control over all operations within "Baroque Works" over a period of years while keeping his true identity as a Warlord hidden from everyone except Nico Robin. Simultaneously, he strove to attain a high level of respect and prestige among the citizens of Arabasta as their "savior" by brutally dispatching any would-be invaders or pirates. An expert liar and manipulator, he was able to trick Vivi in wasting time looking for a key that was fake all along and managed to make Luffy drop his guard by targeting Yuba with a sandstorm, after learning of Luffy's friendship with Toto. During the events of Operation Utopia, Crocodile demonstrated great foresight in his attempt to blow up Alubarna, having installed a backup mechanism to fire a bomb on the capital in case the main method failed and placing two of his agents to protect it in the possibility it was found.
3. Page [9-2, 6-1 North; previous ranking- second]*: Thatcher dropped the Sand Devils one spot after they walked into a trap Saturday, Jan. 22, at fourth-ranked Alchesay, falling 55-37. Whiteriver has been a graveyard for the dreams of many programs smaller than Page, though, and first-year head coach Celeste Claw, to her credit, rallied her players to a 17-point win three days later at Chinle. The 64-47 rolling of the Wildcats was a 15-point improvement from their Jan. 5 squeaker at home, in which 17 turnovers made most of the difference a slow-starting, struggling offense could not, 39-37. Long-time Chinle head coach Francine McCurtain is likely to be headed to a play-in game at No. 20, so progress has indeed been made by the Sand Devils. Two of their three upcoming regional opponents will also likely be postseason-eligible, so defending 3A Player of the Year Miquedah Taliman has time to recover and lead her team into the North Region tournament, Feb. 10 through 12, with three COVID-rescheduled Freedom games, including at 14th-ranked Snowflake, followed by Senior Night against Sedona Red Rock. 2b1af7f3a8