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Ok, so it doesn't kill people right away. Let's all cry how Oda trolled us.
Except if someone were to use it prior to invasion it would remove any possible defense and allow the attackers to do what they like. Plus, affected people die anyway if nobody helps them.
After almost 700 chapters, people are still expecting mass murder in One Piece?
The minute shinokuni started hitting people, I knew it could be healed.
Well, I can understand that shinokuni doesn't kill, besides the fact that it was presented to us as a mass murderer weapon. But, I didn't expected to see Kinemons out of the coating in this chapter. That was also a trolling panel, and my post was about it mostly.
a Buster Call?
And about dead people in OP, you also can make you own perspective reading this thread.
Oda uses death in the "present" very sparingly. It'd be a big shift to go from zero to hundreds, and while that would tonally reflect the harsh nature of the New World, it would be a big departure from his style.
So yeah, I wasn't expecting any mass murder from him, and I'm still not. If it ever happens, I believe it'll be a thing of Ace and Whitebeard proportions, not some nameless pirates and marines in a backwater island in a joke-villain arc.
No. Itachi being a good guy was a troll. It's typical One Piece. I'm not sure why you'd expect anything different. If you want death that badly, go read Blade of the Immortal.
Well cc was going to turn everybody into stone. But he got the antidote or a way to free then. So he can later use then. Unless they use fire on smiley and die by the explotion.
After 700 chapters and 15 years, only one mass killing has taken place in One Piece, and none in the present storyline. This is another example of an exception. The Buster Call at Ohara was meant to illustrate a very important plot point; the World Government is willing to kill to keep the True History a secret. That has ramifications that could reach past Raftel.
The War also is an exception. The only event of it's kind in One Piece, and an essential plot mover. The War overturned the balance of power, ended the previous age, allowing for the rise of the "Worst Generation" that Luffy is a part of. Like Ohara, it was an event of unsurpassed magnitude, that will effect the entire story.
Shinkokuni was not a plot changer of the same order as Ohara and the War. The outcome of the entire manga does not change because everyone lived. Had they died, the story would not be any different either.
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I understand that shinokuni doesn't kill and why, in terms of plot development, and also, I don't like it. That's my right.
Last edited by Kaiten; January 27, 2013 at 01:47 PM.
Well Shinokuni does kill, only slower than expected...
Yes, it appear that Shinokuni is a paralytic gas which hardens when in contact with living organism and puts them in some kind of suspended animation, since they don't seem to suffocate even though surrounded with hard matter which shouldn't allow them to breathe. Not exactly a toxic gass. Based on what Smiley slime was doing, it would made more sense if Shinokuni was melting people...
Basically, what CC produced is an artificial version of Boa's power.
It would be easy to feel trolled and I can understand anyone who isn't happy about it. But at least this way it's lighter. Everyone survives and there are no melted people.
"Oda uses death in the "present" very sparingly. It'd be a big shift to go from zero to hundreds, and while that would tonally reflect the harsh nature of the New World, it would be a big departure from his style.
So yeah, I wasn't expecting any mass murder from him, and I'm still not. If it ever happens, I believe it'll be a thing of Ace and Whitebeard proportions, not some nameless pirates and marines in a backwater island in a joke-villain arc."
We really didn't get that many confirmed kills from Marineford either, despite being a full-out war between Navy and the strongest pirate crew in the World. I'd bet all the money in my pockets on how most pirates that bled profusely on screen were carried away and healed, and most marines that were down were taken to hospitals and lived.
I don't remember (and can't find) that much about other pirates being buried with WB and Ace, or any kind of death count at Marineford.
this, right? Not sure why I didn't make the connection between the SAD room blowing up and Vergo. Oops~ Add him to the Gecko Moria list.
Always possible. If CoA can stop logia devil fruit powers, why not an explosion? Who knows, maybe we'll see him getting hauled off to Marine HQ, maybe not. Either way we're all getting a little off topic
Vergo's fate is a good topic for elsewhere in the forum, if someone wants to start a thread.