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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 579 Discussion / 580 Prediction

    If it was just about stopping the Marines, sure. BB's crew and Shanks crew are each probably of comparative strength to WB and all his commanders combined, and the WB's aren't even completely out...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 577 Spoiler Discussion

    Either Magellan is somehow still alive, or that BB didn't use the warden's instant kill ability against Whitebeard is our best gauge that he could only absorb one additional power and not replace it...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 577 Spoiler Discussion

    Well, there's WB in the last chapter... and Akainu is a Nazi asshole.
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 577 Spoiler Discussion

    Well, there's not much to say for me from what we've heard other than the usual: "Just how many dfs can Blackbeard absorb?"

    If he can just continue to boost himself even further and neutralise an...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 576 Discussion / 577 Prediction

    3 you mean, in case the WG keep the numbers consistent, but I wonder if Eustace Kidd will be one of the new ones? Sengoku did say that he wanted to recruit Ace as one back when he was a famed rookie...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 576 Discussion / 577 Prediction

    Yeah, we haven't really seen Garp show off yet. I'd also like to see him take out his rage on Blackbeard. He may not be able to attack Akainu, but Blackbeard is a lawless pirate and was at least as...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 576 Discussion / 577 Prediction

    Whereas what I saw was something much much worse than a coward, and behaving in the character I've expected from him, using any sneak tactics he can and changing behaviour at the drop of a hat if he...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 576 Discussion / 577 Prediction

    Blackbeard isn't a coward at all, or he wouldn't recklessly storm into all of the dangerous situations he has so far. He's a cheerfully underhanded sneak without any honour whatsoever, which was the...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 576 Discussion / 577 Prediction

    Good observation, and he's supposed to have been a ruler of a nation privy to classified information, if the title isn't just a figure of speech; and he is named after a famous and extremely ruthless...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 576 Discussion / 577 Prediction

    Whitebeard was wrecked with age and illness. Half of his face was burned off. 267 stab wounds. 152 bullet wounds. Shot with 48 cannonballs. And then finally he died thinking that what he really...
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo Thread, the 2nd Chapter

    Weren't that cannon-dog and the elephant-sword supposed to be object implanted with devil-fruits? It doesn't make any sense of course, but I read it as an author joke.
  12. [Theory] Re: The "New" Blackbeard Pirates Discussion Thread.

    Ivankov also managed to grow to giant size.
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo Thread, the 2nd Chapter

    I used to find it unlikely that someone as seasoned as Jinbei joined the crew, given the frequent theme of going out to find new horizons, but then again Nico Robin is also unlike the others in...
  14. [Theory] Re: The "New" Blackbeard Pirates Discussion Thread.

    I read an assessment that Juan might be a hundred meters tall though, and I don't see a battleship, so I'm not quite sure anymore if he would fit in the bottom plateau shown in the picture? How high...
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    Poll: [Team] Re: Admiral vs Admiral: Who is the strongest?

    We know that Ace can generate about as much heat as Aokiji can displace, and Akainu can apparently generate greater heat than Ace (enough to burn him through). We also know that Kizaru seemed a bit...
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    Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Why should it have to show a heavy grimace? It's against his personality. He is a consumate professional, and his facial expression usually looks either focused or disinterested. I don't remember...
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    Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    I just reacted to the whole grasping denial nonsense going on, not enjoying this in the least, or having a personal investment in it, and the argument of cutting it out definitely goes both ways. I...
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    Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    The only way not to make this comparatively useless in-story hearsay, similar to Moria=Kaidou, is if Oda said so in an interview or letter column, and even then we were later shown outright through...
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    Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    I liked that post. It is reasonable enough. There are probably going to be plenty of new revelations later that will have us reconsider lots of times, like when Boa Hancock suddenly "upgraded" by...
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    Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Because I've personally often said that it depends on the opponent, but also acknowledge that the author has shown us a rough general level? I.e. I'm not an extremist? No, not really.

    Yes, that...
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    Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Look, we're shown outright that Vista is almost exactly equal to Mihawk. They had a quite lengthy off-page confrontation that ended in a draw. We also know that Vista is ranked lower than Joz in the...
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    Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Look people. I also think Mihawk is a cool character, but the denial is getting a bit heavy here. Mihawk was shown outright as almost exactly equal to WB captain #5, Vista, and the rankings...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    For the record "emo" means someone who is faking handicaps to be "cool", listens to moody music, and dresses like a goth, not someone who is genuinely broken, or/and has real disabilities, which is...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Smoker already has that.
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    Either that or he's a size-changer who had seastone cuffs, or he was chained underwater to the outside wall, with an airhose going down.
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Wow. I didn't realise that the difference was that great. (What did they do, chain him to the wall outside of Impel Down under the water? ;)

    (Oars Jr seems quite a bit smaller than I remember him...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Yeah, and all the great directions the story could go from this kind of shake-up is lots of fun for the readers as well. :D

    Blackbeard as new Yonkou and most famous pirate in the world, and...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Yeah, I also find it kind of confusing, but can let the sizes go as part of the fun for the Franky Crew and such. Although guys like Moria, Magellan, and the Impel Down staff look like they are a...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    And that's the best summary of why there's not even a point of talking to someone like yourself, or for that manner anyone who says "Hello, I completely endorse organised slave-trade, because...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Well, for what it's worth, there are an awful lot of people out there who regularly get under my skin as well, and the Internet gives them the playroom to get their attitudes out without being...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    He has stated outright that he believes in no moral limits whatsoever when cheerfully striking the vice-warden's head to the ground and mocking his dedication to protecting innocents from...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    An anti-hero is someone with good intentions and questionable methods. Blackbeard is a completely amoral, dishonourable, callous, ruthless, and conscience-deprived egotistical sadist who is...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    I could also easily see say Shiryuu or Catarina Devon as possibly stronger than present Blackbeard going by their reputation of comparable to Magellan/the strongest female pirate.

    I don't think...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Although I also have no illusions about Whitebeard's crew as somehow without blood on their hands, there are still degrees of evil.

    There's a difference between Whitebeard and Blackbeard in that...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Well, I created one for the general villain issue a while back. It could do with some new attention: http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54663

    (For the record, I think your idea of...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    But Juan doesn't at all have the demonic and horned look of the Oars family. It seems more like he's an overgrown giant, whereas they are of some different species entirely, or maybe a mutant...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    The catfish (?) guy knowing similar water-karate tricks to Jimbei, and using them to propel Juan with everyone else on top, and going through already opened gates (or maybe even briefly below the...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    I still like the idea of Blackbeard having more of a plan with shoving up to openly defy the WG, than just watching Whitebeard die. I think that for starters he wants the instant publicity as the guy...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    Garp taking out his rage on Blackbeard would be nice to see.
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Discussion / 576 Prediction

    He looks a little bit like some race of fishman doesn't he?

    Btw: Wow. It's all really true. What an incredible over-the-top rollercoaster arc.
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    Well, according to Crocodile lots of level 6'ers do, and they started to make a ruckus of approval in response.

    Of course, this might show that it would have made more sense for Blackbeard to...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    If those 3 were the most dangerous/infamous ones it makes sort of sense that both Ivankov and BB would primarily think of them.
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    I like that theory. The Gorousei might also see Akainu's ruthlessness as what's really needed to deal with the revolutionaries, and the marines under his command would turn really scary. It could...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    What WB could do if he ran amok is why Sengoku was so afraid of him. But he doesn't have the time for ripping apart countries before he dies. It would take a day at least (depending on how swift he...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    Well, ok, not necessarily equal, and it depends on who else they fought and what they used the ability for and such, but Ace generated as much heat as Aokiji displaced, so it's pretty telling.
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    Well, he did turn over the entire island 45 degrees, along with even more sea water, through pure strength, and he was able to unconsciously 1-hit Ace, who was equal to Aokiji, in his sleep. Now...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    That I agree with. I thought that BB would break out the mentioned Level 6'ers as the most important additions, but also stack up with as many as possible. Of course, it might get explained with...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    That was my take too when I guessed that Blackbeard might have recruited them some months ago. Going for the strongest to build a foundation as a Yonkou made (and makes) perfect sense to me.

    I...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    Well, the way the One Piece world seems to work, 1 admiral or high WB commander seems to be more dangerous than thousands of grunts. (Of course I never really saw the big idea with the physically...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    Hancock showed herself to be a lot stronger than I previously thought (I thought that she was just a little physically stronger than her sisters, but had that instant stone move in addition) when...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 575 Spoiler Discussion

    Except for Marco of course. ;)
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