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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
The thing is, since their next target is obviously Kaidou, the reason he does all this is to make sure Doflamingo doesn't jump in to help his boss.
If Doflamingo knew that, he'd probably just sit back and reap the rewards.
The first rule of war is to isolate your enemy and reduce their access to key resources. By destroying the SAD facility, Law eliminated Kaido's supply of Smiles, an important resource in building his army. Kidnapping Caesar ensures that Law has taken control of the means of production. Dofla not only supplied Kaido with Smiles, he is a powerful pirate himself, with well placed friends. Defeating Dofla deprives Kaido of a powerful ally. Kaido may have other powerful allies, now he will have one less. His methodology reduces the chance of having to fight Dofla, instead pitting Dofla against one of his former allies. Either the Marine will turn on him, or Kaido. We can not assume that Law will challenge Kaido as soon as Dofla is defeated. There may be more steps in his plan first. The general principle behind Law's plan seems to be that he wants to gradually weaken Kaido's position. Eliminating Smiles and defeating Dofla alone probably won't be enough, but remember, this is only the second step of the plan, and second arc in the saga.
Last edited by Kaiten; February 01, 2013 at 04:43 PM.
I hope it won't go so,as kaido is still too strong. damn oda,why changing things out of the blue? in the previous chapters,it was clear that doflamingo would have been the main villain of this arc,even before their target amongst the emperors.but now...we have got him who stops and the others gonna attack kaido...
If anything that confrontation will be similar to how the war at Marineford happened, in the sense that is will be chaotic and everyone will get a shot at everyone at some point. Along the way to taking down Kaido we're gonna see new allies as well as new enemies that will all impact how this all unfolds. It's not just going to be a "training arc" where Luffy and Law become strong enough to stand alone vs Kaido. Hell for all we know Doflamingo may come out of the shadows and give the finishing blow to Kaido once its all said and done.
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Shame on you for showing such a lack of imagination. If this were simply going to be a generic shounen fight then Law wouldn't have a plan, they'd would be fighting the Kaido Pirates as we speak, on their way to his main base, and then fight the man himself. If all this were was a matter of power levels, this saga would be no different than Baroque works. But it is different, Law has a plan, there is a methodology, and they have not yet engaged Kaido's own crew. If all that mattered were power levels, Punk Hazard wouldn't have been necessary. Chapter 697 wouldn't have been necessary either. All they'd need to do is fight a series of enemies with escalating power levels, build experience, level up, then fight the big boss. Fortunately Oda chose to give his manga a plot instead.
Last edited by Kaiten; February 01, 2013 at 07:12 PM.
For a wild guess, I think Kaido is a SeaKing (or something similar/comparable in strength) that ate a Hito Hito mi fruit. After all seakings really have a mind of their own, imagine a seaking with a Budha fruit or something, that would be 1000x more powerful than Chopper. Or a mythical beast that came to ate a human2x fruit, something similar to Sengoku's fruit.
http://www.mangareader.net/103-54923...apter-590.html .jinbe made it clear that rufy lost too much because he didn't think of a too strong opponent.
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On the other hand, if that were the plan, why to ask Dofla to quit the shishibukai position? He only would have to keep Caesar for him, without proposing any deal to Doflamiingo, and let a not so rational Kaido eliminate Dofla. In that way Kaido would loss the smileis and his allie, with out losing time on requesting the renuntiation.
Last edited by ukimix; February 01, 2013 at 09:41 PM.
As for the plan, either Kaidou takes out Doflamingo (if he doesn't comply with Law), or the Admirals will (if he does). Akainu won't let another shichibukai betrayal go unpunished. Kizaru and/or the new Admirals will be sent to hunt him.
Besides, Law can very well keep Caesar from Doflamingo anyway, and let him be hunted by both Kaidou and the Admirals. That's what I'd do.
you wondered why he should dispose of Doflamingo,who is an important partner,but right now he would be meaningless to kaido.
Then we agree. Because what I'm saying is that Doflamingo and Kaido doesn't seem allies, in the sense that Kaido's power is improved with Doflamingo´s power or that Doflamingo is going to help Kaido if Kaido is in the proces to lose a war. I agree, Dofla seems to be a useful provider for Kaido, no more than that. But in the end, that is just what it seems to be. We will have to wait a bit to know it.