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This is a EPIC chapter for me (way better then last week)
First off, just like I was saying last week I think that dragon IS Momonosuke, the way Kinemon reacted when "dragon" was mention kind of gave me that "my son I finally found you" vibe.
Second, it see that all that happen was the devil fruit powers was reversed, and sealed in another fruit, Smiley turn back into his normal form, some kind of special hardening gas. (Not surprising CC did work with the man that discovered "almost" everything about devil fruits, Vegapunk)
Third, Y'all noticed tashigi (Smoker) face? It seems like he knows something, maybe just happy that his men alive OR could he be something to do with Law plans? I'm sure Law already talked about the plan, But Oda didn't let us know what he was saying http://www.mangahere.com/manga/one_p...60/c668/3.html I think it's a rock to stop chopper from messing up the plans.
Fourth, If y'all having noticed that cage is moving away from the Lab and probably going on the ground.
Fifth, Is that shadow guy Rob, or that Flower swordsmen from WB crew?
All in all I liked this chapter..but man 2 weeks is LONG if One Piece your fav manga
Funny Moments: Zoro's group running like sonic the hedgehog
Last edited by jamarTheDem; August 01, 2012 at 08:19 AM.
The devil fruit thing was interesting, but maybe it's specific to object since it was not like that for Ace.
Also I think a page is missing since there is nothing about chopper's paper even if the number of page is 19.
The guy on page 10 indeed looks a lot like Lucci.
The DF part was interesting. So, when the user dies, the curse moves to any random fruit in vicinity? That certainly makes what happened under the cloth with BB and WB a lot less intriguing. BB just blocked all other routes and brought out a banana or something... Still believe though that the reason he is able to have two DF power is due to a third DF. Firm believer of the Cerberos theory.
Law was cool near the end. Can't wait for the counter-attack. I'm quite sure that Chopper and possibly the mysterious rock thrower will play a big role in it. My best guess is that it was Monet, but that seems too predictable. Maybe one of Laws crew members has been there all the time after all? Damn, whole 2 weeks...
Also, I really liked the colorspread. Seems like Oda has been following the London Olympics as well
BB had a fruit and could catch the new Gura Gura Fruit.
Mystery is only how he way able to eat (Cerberus theory quiet likely).
That also means the new Fire fruit must have spawned somewhere at marine ford as well (for corby?):
It isn't 100% sure yet, but I think this make quite clear, that when a DF user dies the power moves on in similar fashion. Could be though that CC manipulated this somehow, that the power moved into this specific apple. Maybe each power need a certain type of an apple, maybe it is random fruit withing certain range (thus a full sack of apples to make the odds better just in case there was a random apple somewhere on Punk Hazard)
by the way, the last page is missing, here it is in chinese http://imgbox.com/abhaEIbp
While DF are largely an unknown area for us readers in the world of One Piece many characters are very knowledgeable about them.
Vegapunk knows basically everything there is and by proxy I reckon Caesar knows most of that as well.
Sanji knew about a catalogue of all DF.
Blackbeard knew how to get the Darkness fruit (was it beforehand owned by Thatch and BB killed him and did this trick?)
Blackbeard certainly would be able to get this information.
So technically getting the DF is the easy part (all you have to do is killing its current user and have a fruit that can be cursed).
Then you can eat it or give it to a crew member.
Interesting part is to learn
- How can you you eat more than one DF?
- How does the cursing process work? Is it magical or technical, what is its origin?
it's quite obvious that smiley "died",as caesar hinted. so his DF was absorbed by that apple. probably ace's fruit had something like that too. so that new DF is actually the zoan type which was eaten by smiley.
Nice chapter indeed. Showed a lot to discuss about for two long weeks...
Its quite obvious that Smiley "lost" his DF. The candy changed him from a liqiud to a gas.
Within that process his DF seems to have been set free. Assuming a DF cannot vanish it will search for a possible host... (most likely it follows the same logic behind BB aquiring WBs Devilfruit and Vegapunk fusing a DF with an object)
The gas smiley turned into most likely is (liquid) nitrogen. I would assume that those people that are frozen within the facility might have been used in some way as test subjects.
The first thing i thought of was Cryonics. Following their argumentation it might even be that all of the people shown frozen in this arc might come back to life at some point
CCs weapon is really large scale. To be great though it would be nice if one could control it in a certain way...
Also, I got the feeling that apple will resurface during this arc, perhaps even eaten by one of SH. If that happens, one of SH will have a really shitty DF. Sure, it depnds on the user, but if I had to pick between axolotl, a tiger or a bear... I wouldnt pick axolotl
Hm. So the Sara Sara no Mi, Model Axolotl switched to the closest apple... And that Oda mentioned some "Book of Devil Fruits" listing up all Devil Fruits and their powers at least twice (while Ace's and Blackbeard's conversation, and Sanji's and Absalom's conversation) it's possible that you actually need the correct fruit to transfer the power. Odd though, that Luffy's and Ace's foster family are now selling "Colubo Apple" but that appears to me as coincidence...
Now, while this strongly hints at the fact that Smiley died and that the same "curse" cursed a new fruit, it also indicates that CC has figured it all out. Him being a subordinate/partner to Vegapunk he has to have greater knowledge of the fruits than the average person, we already know that he knows the secret of giving an inanimate thing the power of a fruit, so why shouldn't he know how a fruit gets "reborn"? Seeing how everything was staged and how the sledge "broke" for no reason, I wouldn't be so surprised if the fruits were put there on purpose too. I mean the way CC spoke to Smiley strongly hinted at this might have been done before and that he will do it again. Obviously this Weapon of mass destruction is to be sold, no? Therefore Smiley has to be reborn and therefore CC needs the power of the fruit to make the slime sentient and therefore also useful.
Oda has given us strong hints of the fruits now and they do bring us some interesting views. First of all, Ace, seeing how he died at the Marine HQ, the fruit closest to his corpse must have been the one that got cursed, meaning that a marine is highly likely to have been cursed with the fire fruit. The Coby theory might get boosted now, at the same time BB clearly prevented this curse from infecting a nearby fruit and instead absorbed it himself. Now, we do know that the curses have a thing for fruits, meaning that it is the constitution of a fruit that is getting targeted, now BB is clearly not a fruit, but seeing how Vegapunk hasn't got the info that BB has on this I'm guessing it really has to do with as Marco said: "His strange body".