I don't know if this had been discussed before, but there are rumors that BB could have eaten a devil fruit even before he ate the Yami Yami fruit. And that DF is a mythical zoan Cerberus fruit. That theory is supported by BB's pirate flag with 3 heads and also Shank's scar that looks like a scratch made by an animal. And it could also be the reason how he was able to eat more than 1 DF.
And now that Smile is introduced, I'm thinking. Is it possible that the Cerberus fruit that BB ate is a Smile fruit?
Well that point about BB Pirates' flag is certainly interesting, but if you look in Chapter 645, Teach is seen wearing a Wolverine claw type thing on his hand. That would explain Shanks' scar.
As for BB's potential cerberus DF being a SMILE, it's not an impossibility but it seems unlikely. Where would Teach have got it from when it was being supplied to Kaido and not WB? I don't see any hints that would point to his cerberus DF being artificial. Plus I'd imagine a cerberus DF would be a mythical zoan, and it would be a bit strange if that was artificial. Not that it's confirmed or even near being certain that he has a cerberus DF.
Don't want to break the party, but first smile was probably produced like one year ago.
Yes, he talked about the age of smiles but it's not a gven that he was already producing them. CC supposedly returned to PH a year after the incident that made it toxic, which means 3 years ago. I'd take it he didn't immediately know how to produce SAD nor did Doflamingo have factories and procedures to make smiles already available. Which means reasearch and development took some time. I said one year, but it wasn't more than 2 years ago, since Dofla mentioned it.
In any way, there's no chance in hell Blackbeard ate a smile, unless he traveled to the future.
My slightly more ridiculous theory was that he ate the cow-cow fruit giving him four stomachs. One fruit per stomach would let him have one more (Cow + Darkness + Quake + ?).
I think a limit is ruled out though by the explanation that they're still hunting people down and stealing fruits.
Second, Blackbeard knows of some kind of procedure which enables him to catch other people's devil fruit when they die. Is it limited only to him or can other people use the same procedure as well? We'll have to wait and see that as well. But, seeing how he covered Whitebeard with a blanket, it might mean that other people could do it too, if they saw what he did.
I just hope he's limited to 2 only, because a bad guy with too many different powers is always boring.
With all due respect, this is nonsense. It's raw speculation with no canon support. Moved to Playground.
And creating something like smile isn't a fast and easy process. It's a trial and error thing. So before they could create a smile that is ready for mass production, I'm sure it took them years and a lot of testing. And it's not impossible if BB got hold of one smile from the first batches.
But ofcourse, this is just a theory. The first time I heard about BB having the Cerberus ability, I got really interested. And the introduction of smile just made it more interesting.
And it wasn't DD or Caesar who first produced an artificial DF. It was Vegapunk who made it first although it was a failure. Caesar just copied Vegapunk's experiment and perfected it. So before DD ever had plans of doing it a business, an artificial DF already existed.
If he was one of the testers for the smile, Oda wouldn't give a hint of his "atypical build". I'm more inclined to believe Blackbeard is a member of some unknown sub-race or something like that.
Last edited by Razh; February 14, 2013 at 08:42 AM.
Now about announcing something that doesn't exist yet, that's a different story. It's like you're saying that you will sell time machines when you doesn't even know how to make one or doesn't even know if it's possible to build one. Dofla let go of his primary business to start Smiley production which you are saying "doesn't exist yet". Do you think a very careful guy like him would do that?
And about BB's "atypical body", it could be the side effect of the imperfect DF. Maybe instead of transforming from human to beast and vice versa, his body just altered permanently but only his insides. Marco stated that the kind of body that BB has is unique to BB alone. So if BB is from another race, then Oda wouldn't have added that statement.