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Hey guys, I have always wondered how snipers and ranged fighters can survive in the new world. The reason why this is questionable is because even at the very beginning of one piece nobody was ever harmed by bullets. Everybody could withstand them or dodge them.
In the new world people are even faster and stronger. The obvious solution: Haki. But I'm not sure HOW haki can affect the bullets of guns. Do they make them faster aswell? If not, then guns would be useless even with haki, which they are obviously not (http://www.mangapanda.com/103-49210-...apter-579.html - even if Kizaru might be trolling). Or do snipers just need insane Observation Haki in order to hit their target?
I'm just curious because Yasopp and Ben Beckman seem to be feared and Van Augur should be able to use haki by now aswell.
I'm certain that they are imbued with Haki. If Haki can be transmitted to swords, then they should be transmitted to pretty much anything, including guns and bullets. That probably makes them faster and able to hit DF users. We saw something similar in Kuja, with the Haki-imbued arrows. The concept is the same.
So projectiles such as bullets or darts can be imbued with haki to such degree that they can pose a threat even to logia users- Kizaru being stopped in his tracks by Beckman pointing a gun at him(as you pointed) is another good example.
Van Augur shooting birds that were presumably thousands of meters from him might be a sign to his great CoO.
As I said we have to wait till we see more so we can elaborate more in thread that you created.
It was first shown with Amazon arrows. It probably applies to any object and Haki probably remains in the object even when it's thrown away. Well, for a while anyway.
I wonder if that's the principle behind vivre cards. Perhaps it works by imbuing Haki of the vivcre card owners into the paper. Correct me if I'm wrong, but so far, anyone who was shown having his or her vivre card was a Haki user. We don't know who Lola's mother is, but seeing how she's supposed to be kind of a big deal among NW pirates, it goes without saying.
Well seeing as the shooter could be just as fast as their opponent, I see them being able to keep up with them easily. As for how fast bullets move and hit people when we've seen people dodge them... I don't know. I guess mods? Or just good prediction and planning? Along with Haki imbued weapons, I'm sure there can be weapons that have consumed DF's similarly to Funkfreed. There are also probably different types of ammunition.
Last edited by eefrit; May 19, 2013 at 05:05 PM.
Lola's Mother is probably Big Mom. The resemblance is there.
On a different note though, I hope Lysopp will learn Haki soon. Only fighting with seastone and his stupid plants (yes - I HATE his new abilities) is getting boring. I personally generally like that it is a long way to the title "pirate king" and that Lysopp will be the best Sniper by then - this means at least 2 forms of haki...
As far as we know, there was no fight. Just Ace stopping Smoker's attack and then talking him off pursuing SH. He arrives to Merry pretty fast after that. So I don't know where you get that "inability to beat Smoker" from.
You didn' write anything about vivre cards that isn't already known. I was wondering if it could be Haki related, that's all. Don't know what you mean by "fantastical", as if Haki itself isn't just that.
By 'fantastical' I meant that it could be something like the card 'sensing' the target's life force through whatever the connection between them is.
Anyway. It is certainly possible. It is actually plausible that it would be Haki, now that I think about it. Haki is supposed to be linked to the 'spirit'. Perhaps the burning of the vivre card signifies the spirit 'burning up' (i.e. dying).
or oda will have sh adopt a new member who will be the sniper of the group leaving ussop back in the weak trio but I will hope that ussop will be in the middle trio .
I think it foreshadows this when he is in the bar with name and he says he is no longer part of the weak trio I believe he will do it
For example, Ussop is not simply sniper he is really good in deception and to corner opponent in trap. And he can shot anything with his pachinko. In real world sniper is feared not because they power house only because you don't see. COO you can predict everything for example non direct attack luffy enel fight he not defend against ricochet. And if ussop shot things for first look randomly he can corner opponent like in goo game or chaise. The best df for ussop is one absalom have or some similar. Bullet can be powered by haki but knowing he will use something more original to hit logia he use fire against Monet. hov now what kind of plants he have in the bag.
I think the overall uselessness of the marines' bulletstorm is less that bullets are too slow and more that marine mooks are terrible shots. Yasopp's bullets don't go faster. He just knows how to aim. CoO would certainly help though.
Last edited by RichardMNixon; May 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM.