I thought Gorosei were serious guys.... Buggy??????
I think people underestimate Buggy's crew too much. Just because they weren't introduced yet, doesn't mean they are weak. Even Whitebeard said it would be a pain to go against his (Buggy's) crew during the war.
They made him shichibukai in order to control his crew. It's as simple as that.
Well they saw him leading an army of impeldown prisoners... I never thought he really would become an emperor though...
I'm more interested on the 7th Shichibukai who was not seen on the initial picture. I wonder who would that be.
In Buggy's defense, he was chosen as a Shinchibukai (and I'm pretty sure all "sharp" One Piece fans already have concluded that Buggy has been chosen as a Royal Warlord since that bat messenger before timeskip) due to the following reasons:
1) One Piece is crazy. It is a comic which tries to create reasoning (like how Skypiea went to the sky) but at the sametime twisting logic in the best way possible. Oda likes to insert comedic relief in the depth of the story.
2) Buggy's curriculum vitae is top class. Formerly Roger Pirates, Rivals with Shanks who is one of the four emperor, Prime Suspect to Impel Down's prison break (it was defined that it was spearheaded by Luffy and Buggy), then on War of the Best, it was shown in public that he was asked by Whitebeard for an alliance.
Again all those are nothing since we know how weak Buggy is but it actually makes sense that people will have fear on him by just simply hearing the rumors that goes with it. Fear will cause Buggy to be untouchable. All strong characters in One Piece knows Buggy is weak, so does the readers. But strong people won't just act and kill Buggy without specific reason. So he is actually safe because of his status.
Besides, with all the pirates that he have from Impel Down, all of those have bounties and it will all point to the captain of that pirate crew.
3) Buggy has been long establish as Luffy's rival in a funny way. He won't be able to catch up with Luffy if he is still a no-name pirate. This is Oda's way of having Buggy around the story.
I am just thinking, it will be really funny for nostalgic sake for Buggy to have as new addition to his crew, all of the previously defeated Strawhat enemies (only all those before Arabasta). The likes of Morgan, Wapol, Kuro and the others.. This could be a way to bring back old characters in a funny way. Just my thoughts.
buggy is shichibukai becouse of his crew , reputation as member of gol.d.Roger's crew member and friend/brother of Shanks
However, the only thing the world knows about Buggy is:
-He was part of the the legendary Roger Pirates
-He successfully escaped from impel down and freed many dangerous prisoners in the process
-He seems to be good friends with Shanks
-White beard recognized him and asked for his assistance in the war
also, Buggy was really smart about posing in front of the camera and acting like a courageous leader.
i think he was recruited solely on his reputation. plus since he was part of the Roger pirates and managed to be off of the marines radar for so long, i wouldn't be surprised that he would now have an incredibly inflated bounty, something like 5 or 6 hundred million belli.
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waldo beat me to the punch!
Last edited by molecularpepsi; February 26, 2013 at 11:32 PM.
is that aces fruit?
also, i would add, Buggy can easily be manipulated and has the complete loyalty of his crew, so the world government can easily have buggy and his crew do their bidding.
Doflamingo said that he had something that might be of interest for Luffy.
That Akuma no Mi patterns resemble flames... Could that be Mera Mera no Mi?
i would say it almost certainly is the Mera Mera no Mi, the question is; is it the real thing or is it another Smile (aka fake df)?
We can end this Buggy argument, after the war he has major street cred, SIMPLE. Once we saw the bat coming we already knew that he was chosen. I knew this chapter was gonna be crazy but DAMN!!!! not like this.