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Weapons of mass destruction don't have to be used, just possesing them makes you more powerful, as they can be used as a way of deterrence. So it doesn't really matter if the gas turns a place uninhabitable.
Well we didn't get to see that process since Luffy and Law spoiled the experimentation that CC was conducting, but I don't see the point of a gas like weapon that would take years to dissipate, it would be a bit ridiculous IMO
It's clear that amongst the brokers there are revolutionaries,such as iva. They should be reeally interested in getting in league with the underground to destabilize the WG in the new world. And they will help Rufy against joker,as it's clear (according to the Jack issue and to the other broker) that most of the bystanders will support doflamingo,therefore rufy and law have to be helped,not to have their ass kicked...
But that's just my view.
Last edited by Razh; December 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM.
I hoped this arc of ph would last long,but now I hope it ends soon,as it's clear that the main fights won't take place here,and that we have to move throughout the new world to involve other characters such as the brokers. now,I predict that they are gonna go towards the g5,where they will find coribo (I hope the commodore has already killed him,though)
I'd like it if Luffy decided to go straight to Big Mom and send her flying. Of course, they shouldn't go straight to her right away. After the situation with CC resolved we still have marines, children and Kinemon. My guess is, aftrer saving the children, Smoker will take them to G5 and return them to their homes. If WG doesn't intervene. I don't think they will allow the world to find out about CC's experiments and Vergo's cover up. Thinking about it now, I think it would be better if the kids didn't go with Smoker. Either way, Smoker's probably gonna get promoted.
Kinemon and his son is hard to predict at this point. Maybe they will go home or join with SH for a while. I don't see any of them as a real new member.
As for Law's crew, I think they are waiting for him somewhere.
I think we are being setup for a reverse-Robin arc. Either:
a) Doflamingo's people get CC and the Strawhats go after him to Dressrosa and destroy the place; in this scenario, CC is a reverse-Robin.
b) or the Strawhats get CC (or even Baby 5, since we know Doflamingo destroys entire islands to kill her suitors) and the Doflamingo pirates go after them; in this scenario, the Strawhats are the reverse-Ennies Lobby.
Still, I think Doflamingo being defeated so soon would be a waste. Oda built him up so well, I thought he'd be one of the final villains. But hey, they all fall down, so by all means, take him out now.
If the Yonko who is making business with Dofla is indeed BM, kidnapping CC and therefore no more Smile for her would be another reason for her to hunt Luffy (+ the bomb inside the Tamatebako), and Dofla himself will be surely beyond pissed off and will make his move too, but Law said something quite strange tho, that all this is for the purpose of defeating a Yonko, I know Law didn't told Luffy about his plan in detail, but it seems as if he omitted Dofla or that he won't attack right after CC's kidnapping, leaving them some time to deal with the Yonko
But I won't be surprised if actually Luffy/Law will take on both Dofla/Yonko (BM certainly), with Luffy dealing with BM, Law dealing with Dofla, and that would the best thing actually for me, because Luffy won't take 2 big shots in a fast succession, and that at least his rivals would be relevant to the story, if it' just Luffy defeating big shots and not his rivals, it would be useless and stupid, because only one rival would still be left and that would Blackbeard, hence why I believe Oda will make the other SN (especially Law, Drake, Hawkins, Kidd) shine too
Last edited by Zehahaha; December 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM.
My prediction for Dress Rosa fights
Luffy vs. Doflamingo
Zoro vs. Law (DD forces his hand)
Sanji vs. Vergo (rematch)
Usopp vs. Yeti Cool Bros (as Law's Crew)
Nami vs. Monet (Continuation)
Robin vs. Baby 5
Franky vs. Ceaser Clown
Chopper vs. Little Girl (with a most likely awesome ability)
Brook vs. Buffalo (Could Work)
Kinemon/Momonuske vs. Iron Sabo
Jinbe??/Smoker??/Kidd?? vs. Misc
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Last edited by RezzieThaRapper; December 16, 2012 at 06:46 PM.
Luffy needs to be dominant for a while. I don't say we need to see him curbstomp everyone like he eventually did to Caesar, but we need to see him go toe-to-toe with a monster and win on sheer power. I know that the tradition is that Luffy gets his ass kicked before he wins (Arlong, Crocodile, Lucci, Moria)... but this is post Marineford-Luffy. This is "I will never lose again"-Luffy. I am not saying that we need to remove all suspense from the story, but Luffy needs to be more decisive than he used to be.