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It looks like law switched their minds.
Well the only clue we have so far is that Robin said it was strange the island did not react to the log pose. The explanation will probably be explain later otherwise Oda would not have mentioned that. Maybe then he will reveal how Smoker came.
I don't think Nami is going to want to get her body back, the things Sanji is going to do to her body before they switch back is going to be awesome, when they switch back she is going to feel VERY dirty. LMAO!!!
Anyway, if pain was to be "cut out" with the brain, it would still be linked to its owner - who would still feel it - as long as the brain itself would keep the connection with the owner. So it wouldn't work the same way it works with Kuma's powers. Kuma only removes things (physical or not) and once it's done there isn't any connection left whereas Law's powers keep the connection with the owner : the samurai's body parts were still connected to each other even though it was not physically - that's why the head never died from suffocation.
I guess Law was able to "exchange people" because "mind control" for some reason has a localisation which is the heart, a physical body, and because for some reason the heart is like the device control. This is a mere consequence of Law's doing but not Law's power itself which was only to exchange people's heart. There may be some way to cut the connection itself but we don't really know for now. I think the heart control is a special case.
I mean I'm not sure if Law were to exchange Straw Hats' arms, they would lose their arm connection/control. That could explain the centaurs, exchanging human lower parts with animal lower parts and getting controlled over their new bodies. Thus control exchange would need some kind of equilibrium/equivalent to work. That'd be why it had not worked at Sabaody or with the dragon and samurai. Anyway, I don't think it's very plausible.
In any case, I'm still looking forward to getting the centaurs explanation and a clarification of Law's devil fruit powers which are I have to say a bit confusing.
@Lord Rayleigh,I hope that too! in the next chapter I want more than everything else to have explanations concerning Brownbeard/boss and his men/centaurs. I'd like to see what happened to Hawkins,in fact we have news of 2 out of the other 9 supernovas till now. that is Kidd,who damaged 2 ships of BM,and Law. seeing hawkins again would be cool,although in a flashback and though we may receive just infos (such as Boss telling them:" there's that pirate who is now escaping from BB,who killed me" ecc.)
What if Law operated on Luffy and did something to link himself with Luffy.
Like know about Luffy's location, his strength training etc... Even probably copy luffys non-df abilities like Haki... or atlreast monitor them.
I'm pretty sure Law meant what he said about saving Luffy. He saw first hand what the guy did at the auction house then later, he saw how he jumped straight into battle against entire marine might. It's just what Mihawk said about Luffy's ability to attract allies from all around.
Personally, I'd consider and Law's tampering with Luffy's body a bad plot device. It would belittle a respect we have seen some Supernovas giving to each other.
As someone described it somewhere in the first pages of this thread, it is just "Oda logic" that switching hearts equals switching souls. Hence switching brains would mean the person would loose control over his body. In short: heart=soul, brain=body.
Feelings and states like pain and fatigue are abstract things which Law can't control. Especially Smoker's description of Law's ability supports this explanation.
In this context Kuma's ability is nonsense anyway and there are much more interesting questions unanswered, e.g., about haki, so I wouldn't analyze this one too much.
There was also the idea that Law somehow was friends with Shanks, and therefore, he helped Luffy because of his connection to Shanks. I, however, don't see why it is such a big deal that he helped him but I am at odds about why Rayleigh was so against Law being around Luffy.
I also am confused as why people don't understand Law's power as it seems pretty straight forward. The room is the "operating room" as to which he operates on subjects within it-this does not mean once they leave the room the power just quits working-rather it means he can no-longer operate on them after leaving the room. As Lord Rayleigh said, to paraphrase, "operation of the physical." As to why their personalities changed, in the one piece world it seems the "heart" controls their life force/personality. It was also most likely used as a plot device so that Law didn't have to attack the SH directly, as it seems to me Law has special bond to with SH and does not want to outright go to war or kill them. Rather, he mearly wanted to stop them from leaving, if he wanted them dead he would have cut them up like the Marines. Instead he changed their personalities to slow them down and to keep them out of his hair for the present time.
As to what Laws motives are, I am yet unclear, bringing subjects that he has turned into weird centaurs, the children, and "M" makes this very weird. However, since Law is a doctor and the Children claimed they were brought their because they were sick...Maybe Law is doing Bio-chemical experiments with "M" to create a new poison by isolating a germ out of the children. Or maybe these guys are simply trying to help the children or do experiments on them. Whatever the case Law does not want the Marines to know anything.
I wonder if Law can fuse two devil fruit user together? Will they have two ability? O_O
Anyways, back to the chapter.. There's still two mysteries in my mind. Who and what is M and who is that harpy girl? To whom is she allied with? I hope those wings ain't devil fruit cause it would be cooler.
Last edited by VegetarianWolf; March 27, 2012 at 08:06 PM.