Strangely enough lately, I've started to think that their won't be any new addition to the crew. Instead it will just be people helping during one saga but no longer. Like Jimbei in FI, and so many others before.
Why I think that, is because, every time Oda adds new members, it means that he will have to draw larger panel to fit them all in, add some opponent for them so that they get to take part in decent fight, every time it means that the saga get's longer to tell just because he has so much more to fit in it because of the expansion of the crew. If you try to compare adventures when the SH were just 5 (Don Krieg, and Arlong), it took much less chapter to tell those stories than it does now simply because Oda has so much more to put in, just for the 4 extra member. That's why I think there probably won't be any more real new crew member, just occasional extra like Jimbei.
actually i read a forum where it was said that uruoge is a good candidate as the next nakama.
1. shandian (one they didnt got in skypiea)
2. it is theorized that uruoge got the "niku-niku no mi".....which practically completes the 1-10 number coding of strawhat devil fruit users (ni-2, ku-9)
As for a shandian joining, I don't know. As much as alot of people are saying, Urouge is out as he's one of Luffy's rivals. However, if Oda does troll us and actually have one of the Supernovas join the Straw Hats, well, I'll be eating crow.
Well, my issue with brownbeard joining is that he is not worth a damn. He could do nothing against the rookies back in the day and now he is a crippled with crocodile legs. I don't think he would have a chance in hell against any of the strawhats nowadays.... Without abilities, skills or intelligence he is a guy who cannot possible contribute to the crew.
My reasoning for Brownbeard not being a candidate was that he lost to Luffy's group easily.
Brownbeard is not a candidate IMO . I mean he's weak and his personality sucks + he doesn't have a strong character like a SH should have . I don't see a SH touch on him at all
Zoro is a musclehead using swords, Chopper is to a big part a musclehead when he's fighting in some of his RPs and Franky looks like a prototype musclehead with his immense body, so why would they need Urouge in the crew?
Meh i also don't think Urouge is a good candidate. And there's another thing ...i don't think either of the SN will want to leave their captain position to join Luffy's crew . They must have their pride as fellow rookies
Last edited by Schabrak; April 30, 2012 at 04:34 PM.
but cyborg and not chliche
I'd suspect beyond Jinbe, there are few characters we know of who could become Nakama.. I'd guess we will meet someone new, Maybe from Wano, or Elbaf..?
Who knows... I wish Aokiji would join, but that's just dreaming....
Actually I don't think that it's imposible for Supernovas to join Mugivaras. For example, we have Bonnie who lost her crew and is held in custody by WG, so she might be a candidate under some conditions of course.
About Jimbei... it seems that he will join, but the question is when? We don't know if it will be in the next Arc or later, cause we don't know when or if Luffy will fight Big Mom.
Also as many've said it would be great to see a giant in the crew. Maybe some small giant. And maybe a dwarf, if they exist here.