Now that we're in a new thread...Could we change the poll? I really hate this one.
And well, as I said before i?ve high hopes for a Fishman Island dude. If not, I want Jewerly Bonney in. I think She also has some chances to join due her personality and previous interactions (More than Perona and Hancok, if you ask me)
the thing is the strawhats have so much more room to grow even after the skip. jinbei is 2 much of a veteran to join the crew. he has been to the new world several times and knows what its like. with him there, it would take away from the aventure because he would know a lot thats going on.
they need someone who is green like them, that doesnt know anything about the new world.
I still believe that a fishman (or possibly even a mermaid) is highly likely for this crew.
The Straw Hats are going to Fishman Island at some point of their journey (it is the pathway to the New World).
Nobody "green" has joined since Chopper. Everybody who joined since him has had well developed skills before joining the crew(Brook was even a pirate captain). Then they all had a timeskip to bring their potential along even further. Anybody who joins now is going to have to be strong enough to stand with the best without the benefit of timeskips.
frankie is now the tallest member of the crew. brook is 8'8", and chopper is a bout the size frankie use to be and he was 7'4" before the skip. i think they need another big guy. since most of the fishman we have seen are pretty big guys.
I wonder if Jimbei or Fisher Tiger had a son? A Fishman that wants to be the strongest Fishman in the world, hot tempered, strong and always bites off more than he can chew. He can be the lifeguard for the df users. Gets onto the crew as a special request from Jimbei to Luffy...
I've always loved the idea of Perona joining, she seems to get on with Zoro well, her fruit is unique and potentially powerful. I don't see it being overpowered as I doubt it would affect Haki users too well. She is also a great souvenir from the Thriller Bark arc, though they already got Brook from that arc. I guess if she is not on SA then she wont become part of the crew, however I would never write off the idea of her joining the crew at later stage especially if there is a Kaidou arc.
@ chess4 no doubt i also believe it will be a male instead of female new crew addition.
an idea of that someone being recommended by jimbei isnt half bad. i just wonder where he will fit in the crew. i dont suppose monster trio will be disturbed and i also believe franky is fairly strong now to be just a support. it will be interesting how ODA fits in the new member.
P.S. off topic with ussop's new weapon he can easily give footing on water to someone like luffy and etc.
Ok, we all agree that Jinbei is going to be waiting for him on FI. Is there any that disagree?
I personally believe that a daughter/son of Jinbei is going to join the SH. It is his way of helping Luffy survive in the future. Maybe they will have some kind of telepathy with Jinbei. ( That would be interesting.)
I also have this sneaky suspicion that a friend in the name of Sabo is going to be coming back.
It would be pretty interesting to see Jimbei's son, but also there are plenty of different possibilities among the fishman as there are many types of fish.
It would be interesting to see Sabo, maybe even in the crew. But in fact I think he is dead or is in RA. Though it won't be bad to see him in the crew.
About Jewerly Boney... it would be really funny, cause her DF ability is not only unique, but also rather funny as it is. It's not strong, but it's rather SH. Her character is just like Zoro's. So they will feat each other well;)
A new crewmate with a twist, that they have been sent to the SH to sell em out to the Navy,one of the unknown piratelords perhaps? You know, its good story ^^^
And as i have seen the recruting of Luffy to be a pirateship station, as the other members have now. Insted of characters we allready know, what does the SH`s need to thier crew is what im thinking about, and i really dont see it at this point in time :P
A bustboy perhaps, hehe. But really i dont see a new SH. I se a crap load of allies, and the SH perhaps fight a whole arch beside another cew, etc.
That said, if she did show up on SA it wouldn't be till after Zoro was introduced. If Zoro brought her she would be after him, that's sort of how stories are normally told.
Though I want her to join, I think she'll stay with the monkeys. The only thing missing from her "dream" was having servants, and with them shell have them. She would have to leave her dream to join a bunch of people she doesn't know.