i have a feeling these will all add up and eventually smoker will see how luffy keeps doing his job for him and isn't bad at all
Actually, I think Smoker never thought Luffy was bad (at least not since Alabasta), but rather he just wants to catch him because he escaped him in Loguetown. If you think about the vast difference of strenght between Smoker and an average East Blue Pirate, Luffy was probably the first pirate to ever escape him. As such, I don't think Smoker's goals will change at all after this arc.
Personally, I don't see Sanji winning against him. Not because I can say by fact that Vergo is stronger. However I think it wouldn't be fine storytelling if the fifth strongest good guy (as Luffy, Zorro, Law and Smoker are all stronger than Sanji) beats the strongest villain of this arc.
I think after Luffy and Smoker beat CC, they will see Vergo and Sanji fighting on the screen and will join the fight then. Vergo, being overpowered by mutiple enemies, will then make his escape (possibly with Monets help), and report things to Doflamingo.
i will be really fun when Sanji will get thrown to the Slime and become stone and then he will get out saying a woman's cry can even melt or cure a man on that situation (like when he saw Boa heheheheh)
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As a Sanji fan...I would like him to see this through, however facts remain facts and a fact we are all aware of is that Vergo has Law's heart and that Law stated his intention to retrieve it once they entered the laboratory...also No matter how much I hear, it I refuse to believe Monet is an opponent worth Smoker's time....Smoker is simply there to retrieve his heart once Luffy is done taking out the trash...having done that he will probably go out to confront Vergo as well...I think Sanji is therefore there to play two roles....the first is to stall Vergo long enough to prevent Tashigi's death and the second is to engage him with Law in order for Law to retrieve his heart...Smoker will deal with the aftermath
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Given the current situation, I can believe Sanji winning the fight. Ideally I'd want Smoker to do it, but I still see Smoker as lacklustre (I just can't like the Moku-Moku no Mi) even though I know he's strong. It doesn't matter though, since at the moment he seems removed from the fight, being in another location that is cut off from Vergo's location.
I'd also prefer Law beating Vergo instead of Sanji, since Law has a history with him, was mistreated and looked-down upon by him, and Vergo has his heart. Still, Law is also moving forward and getting further away from Vergo's location. I don't really see any opponent left for Law to fight, unless he teams up with Luffy, which won't happen unless it looks like Luffy's going to lose.
Another interesting scenario to consider is if Vergo isn't beaten here and now, since it would hold a lot of potential to keep him around for longer and have a better fight later on. Vergo does seem like a strong and interesting character that shouldn't be used up too quickly.
How about this: right now Vergo and Sanji are fighting, and Sanji holds his own. They each get their shots in, but Sanji is stronger than Vergo anticipated, and he's getting more hurt that he expected. Something unforeseen happens, and the fight is postponed. Vergo gets away, leaving him unaccountable for the events that transpired on Punk Hazard. The only evidence of his involvement is the word of some pirates and criminals, and Smoker, Tashigi and the surviving G-5 marines. Maybe that's enough and Vergo goes underground, back to Doflamingo.
Later in the story Law and Vergo meet and fight, and again, Vergo was unprepared for Law's growth. Law holds his own, and I forgot to mention, during the fight with Sanji Law's heart is retrieved. So anyway, Law and Vergo fight, it's close and awesome. Don't know who wins, doesn't matter really, because this still isn't the end of Vergo. He survives, gets away whatever.
Now to the real thing. After the Law-Vergo fight, not necessarily a long time after, Smoker catches up with Vergo. It could be that Smoker was searching for him and following up on every lead likes he does with Luffy, or maybe he got tipped off, or it was luck, whatever, Smoker arrives, and he attempts to arrest Vergo. Vergo looks down on him, etc, but Smoker is strong. He's gotten a lot stronger than before, and is now amongst the seriously-strong Vice Admirals, but still below the strongest, Admiral-candidate Vice Admirals. He beats Vergo after an awesome and close battle.
I know, I'm like a greedy kid that wants to try every cake on the table because they all look so good.
TL/DR: Most likely, Vergo isn't finished off now. He and Sanij fight but he gets away and returns to Doflamingo. Later Smoker catches up to him and that's the final confrontation. Much later.
Smoker has a real grudge against him, I think he will get a chance to fight Vergo. Vergo kind of seems like Joker's equivalent of Mr. 3, defeated before the Strawhats face the rest of the organization. I'm not a big fan of manga arcs ending with a draw, I like villains escaping even less. Hopefully Vergo is defeated at Punk Hazard, especially if Oda does not plan on immediately beginning a Doflamingo arc.
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I think vergo will be at least exposed this arc. I would love to see sanji win against a VA but he has taken a significant amount of damage from before the fight. I think he would win if he was 100% but given the circumstances I doubt he will pull it off. Maybe if he gropes tashigi.....
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i hope sanji will defeat vergo because if he didnt win then there is a question what did sanji did in 2 years of training ???? i m not saying vergo is not powerful it just that after 2 years of training it's sanji's 2nd fight.in first fight J help him to defeat big baby and now its his chance to say he can defeat opponent in 1 vs 1 fight