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I doubt that the author would take the time to show us something like that if it was for misleading us.
To me, the most logical person to get the Mera Mera no Mi would be Sanji.
There's two main things that go against it, first Sanji has reportedly only ever had interest in ther girls bathroom peeping fruit and he is the SHs best swimmer.
But I don't know if both things matter that much. I believe Sanjis Blue Walk to be something that requires a certain technique and physical power, so that he would not become a hammer when falling into water. He'd still be able to "swim" that way.
Also I don't believe the DFs to respawn at the place of one persons dead, that would be way to simple to me. They could be found literally somewhere and I'm pretty sure that the appearance of the Mera Mera no Mi is shown in one of those encyclopedias. I'll say the SHs run across it in the next 2-3 islands and Luffy wouldn't want to risk anyone outside his own crew being able to get it since it would be insulting to Ace. It also wouldn't be just recycling a DF by Oda since Ace was mostly using his hands to fight, see Hiken, while Sanji would create attacks based on his legs, which would bring up some new styles that haven't been seen before with the Mera Mera no Mi. Last reason of course is Sanjis personality. He basically cannot be hurt by fire because he's the chef and he's already burst into flames a couple of times. Would be fitting to me.
Why add a Fire Fruit to a man that already has access to Fire?
Your logic is right, but think how unnecessary it would be to hand the SH's another DF user who would be.
I don't think Zoro, Sanji, Nami nor Usopp will consume a DF in this series.
Sanjo with the mera mera no mi and zor with the sake sake no mi... it would be kinda awesome...
I must say, I like the idea of Sanji with the Mera Mera fruit.
I think that Sanji is falling behind in the Monster Trio, and is nowhere near Luffy and Zoro right now.
Give him the Mera Mera fruit and now he's totally back with them.
Plus, fire is his element, so it would make sense.
On the other side, his goal is to find All Blue.
If he can't swim in the ocean, isn't his goal forfeit in a way...?
Well as long as water doesn't go above a DF user's knees, they won't drown. Can't remember the link of the page.
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I think that reintroducing Mera Mera fruit on some other character would be a mistake considering good storytelling - the readers of One Piece have in my opinion seen the best side of the fruit so Oda has to consider what new can he show people by bringing the same fruit on two persons excluding the "surprise factor" which would make Luffy go mad seeing Ace's fruit on someone else.
Why? Nostalgic I think it would be more accurate.
I keep saying that I would love that the new generation of pirates after Luffy has it. It would be so cute *-*
I doubt the higher up Marines lack the knowledge, and I would bet we see them again. Both Ace's and Moriah's.
Monet also died. Doflamingo might have had a backup for that too.
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If that baby Makino was carrying is really Shanks's child, would be sweet if he would get the fruit and becomes the next PK too hehe
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hope its someone who will dramatically save luffys ass from someone/something extremely drangerous like when luffy is in danger , someone will use the mera mera power and save his ass in some epic pose and that someone gotta be at least be a significant characterand somewhat close to luffy