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What's your point?
What I'm talking about is an OP dude getting defeated by some nobody just because he's old.
I myself am very keen to see how Luffy measures up to a notable figure in the OP universe(As chinjao has so firmly been thrust) to have sparred against The Fist. He has always been portrayed as David in any such encounter. It would be refreshing to see how close he has come to Goliath.
Old age is just a loss of vitality, and as we have seen in OP, experience of vastly more important than anything else. So should it come to it, the former being the decider, Luffy will no doubt win.
Bartrollomeo has no place in me, the thought just dawned, no doubt it has been mentioned, The Blackbeard Pirates are collecting sought after fruits maybe he just may end up as one of their targets supposing he is indeed a fruit user. Along this thread the thought of him winning may be amused. Or maybe i just absolutely hate characters like that :P
Cavendish's reaction was expected I see him playing the role of OP's team rocket in the near future. They haven't caught pikachu and he sure as hell won't get luffy. lol!
How ironic would it be if Luffy beat Chinjao whith Gomu-Gomu no Kane(headbutt)?
Although Chinjao is vengeful he doesn' strike me as an underhanded man yet so if Luffy beats him easily enough it could signal to anyone here that he is potentially more powerful than a 500M bounty pirate and that kind of sum cannot be obtained very easily, I also predict this will be the first use of Luffy's both DF and Haki in the tournament and after that everyone will know he's Luffy and he wins in block C yet I can't tell if block D will resume as planned or everyone will gang on Luffy and try to kill him with Zoro entering after chasing the fairy and losing him or something brings Sanji to the fray.
So again: What's your point? Or: What manga have you been reading?
Enough of this off-topic.
The point is, always having OP old dudes losing to some nobodies with the excuse of age, is a bad thing about Oda's writing.
It's not like we don't understand you. Your statement just doesn't make much sense.
How does luck factor into a book? Luffy beat
Rayleigh fought a Marine Admiral to stand still, using nothing but a haki infused sword to parry a logia ability. He did not once get pushed back, the fight itself was only in the background. Whitebeard was old, yet the World Government needed a war to defeat him, and even then they barely managed.
When those onlookers said that Chinjao formerly had a 500million beri bounty (along with Ace now the highest known in the One Piece world), the audience was meant to read in between the lines. He will be very strong, even if he has lost a step, probably the strongest in Luffy's block. He will lose, because he has to fight the main character, but he will give Luffy a ton of trouble. Not much else to it, as far as I can tell. Chinjao will be a tough one to beat, but not the toughest even in the tournament. He's still a first round opponent.
A part of me still thinks Bartolomeo is Kaido. If Luffy, Burgess, and that Vice Admiral could all enter with secret identities, why not Kaido too? He fits the description, not exactly human looking, and he's strong, with more evidence of that coming this week. So why not? I know it's probably crack, but that would be a great way to introduce him.
They said he had been worthy of over 500 million, though he is weak now. I wonder whether bounties can decrease, kizaru told Rayleigh that pirates' sins never disappear,but maybe the WG want to save such an amount of money,and decreased his bounty
They did not say "he is weak now". He said "I don't know how much he has weakened since then. His skills have declined since his prime, but it is unknown how much. Nobody ever said he was weak. None of the translations imply that he is now weak.
Last edited by Kaiten; May 08, 2013 at 03:42 PM.