For Kohza at least ! He was cool, but it was obvious he wouldn't join. However, for Paulie, I do remember that everyone was kind of excited about him, and the fact he used ropes, was funny, and seemed strong, telling he would be the shipwright. He was a good character, but in the end, totaly owned by a funky ero-cyborg !
I added those two on the list, btw !
I have a feeling Momonosuke will join the SH crew. I always thought the crew was missing a Zoan user, a merman, and a giant. So with Momonosuke's artificial mythical zoan fruit and his perverted nature, I think he'd fit right in with the crew.
He's a child, this would be too reckless imo. Plus he's not useful until now. He's more like a dead weight.
And I would feel that Oda's trying to stick too much with DBZ, I don't know why.
Anyway, added to the list !
What will you do with the list?
I don't really feel as if there are any missing nakama, Im not saying I didn't want certain characters to be strawhats but I'm not sure I necessarily like the term missing because I feel like certain characters weren't added to the crew for a reason, its like back when Robin first joined the crew, I was pretty surprised and unsure about her joining at first, but I love Robin and Im happy she joined.
The only person who I wanted to come on the ship and be a part of the crew is Vivi and she's an honorary crew member (like I really wanted Vivi to join the main crew she was perfect for me and very interesting, and I still think they should have 1 more girl in the crew but Its hard to find another I like as much as Vivi.), Im fine with her not joining though, as she had a kingdom to take care of, and Alabasta Arc was so special because Vivi cared about her kingdom and I think it was best for her kingdom and her character development to stay behind.
See, I also like Kinemon and I think he fits the crew very well, but I don't want him to join the crew. Its not that i don't like him, I think him and momonosuke are awesome but He has a child and thats pretty strange for both of them to join especially since he cares so much for Momonosuke's welfare. Also Kinemon is from Wano and proud to be a samurai, I doubt he's leaving his country. I think he will be this Saga's honorary Strawhat.
Anyway, these statements are just how Im feeling.
But it's not really about that we wanted them to join like "this" - to me at least. I just simply think that, if Oda, for most of the added characters, decided to give extra-time, extra-effort, extra-development, it could have been great to have them as Strawhats.
For me, the most classic example is Johnny & Yosaku. When Franky is, imo, way too often on the ship (I get it, we want to see new stuff from the Sunny-Go, but I miss the mecha-brawler so much...), when if there was J&Y to guard it (like Usopp, they would have got much stronger), that could bring extra laugh, and permits to underated characters to shine a little more.
Btw, I will certainly try to do a little montage in the end, for the lulz, just to see what the crew would looks like with all those "missing" nakamas !
I always found weird that it was a Zoan Fruit, btw. But we're going off-topic here.
Just a thought, but I think if Chopper didn't joined, that a Hiluluk would have been really fun in the crew. A mad scientist with a strong will, a strong dream, a little bit crazy but loving. I think that he's my favorite deceased character after Ace.
it's almost 100% sure rebecca will join but she's not on the list?
i don't feel like writing right now, but i'll develop my theory for sure, why i'm so sure is that the leader of this secret alliance vs doflamingo is soldier, rebecca wants the mera mera to defeat doflamingo and protect soldier, needless to say she can't do either of them, even if she gets the mera mera, I can already see doflamingo killing soldier, and luffy going complete bonkers, defeating doflamingo and ask rebecca to join her crew since she has no more attachment to dressrosa.
Now 2 things can happen, either she refuses and becomes the queen once again like her family of dressrosa, however this is too much alabasta style, and would be repetitive imo.
Second Choice is that she joins the crew, well that's how I see it.
Ok it's not 100% sure, but whats sure is that they WILL get a new nakama after this arc.
- Rebecca, though she's indeed tied to the Kindgom imo. I don't believe that the Mera Mera no Mi will obviously get to the future Strawhat, whether it is her or a dwarf. I think that Luffy just wants the fruit to goes to someone strong and who deserves the former power of Ace.
- Wicca, or a dwarf. (for the reasons already stated on this topic)
- Bellamy, because of his comeback and the fact that he changed a lot. The thing is, I'm afraid that he will not join, because I think he will definitely redeemed to us and Luffy by a life-saving sacrifice, or he will join Heart Pirates. Or even worse... I'm saying that for some reasons that I'd like to develop.
First, I think that until now, he didn't get enought screen-time. More important, he showed us his new skills. He's stronger, that's for sure. But in the end, he lost the battle like simple fodder, only to hype Bartolomeo. Sure, the King's Punch was strong as hell, and I'm certain that even Luffy would have been in troubles. The fact is, it's weird to me to reintroduce a character to make him loose. We don't want a new member who is weak. So, until Bellamy shows us his true new "change" in an outside arena fight, I will say that he would be an useless addition regarding this aspect.
Second, I find hard to believe that he will quit his forever dream. I mean, he was beaten by Doflamingo under the hands of Sarquiss, and everyone thought the bastard was dead. He lost all his friends too. And still, he managed to bring a freaking Golden Pillar to him after all that and "destroyed countries that laughed at Dressrosa". That's something, and shows for sure how loyal he is. I honestly don't know what would make him change right now... The underground work of DD's family ? Slavery ? Smiles ? Children ? Orders to kill Luffy ? For me, will he be on Luffy's side is the great question of the following chapters.
Third, and here it's rather a good point : he's a brawler. I miss old-Franky who's just a walking firepower weapon right now. I doubt he will Franky Boxing again... So, really, I would want another type of brawler in the crew.
All others characters introduced will be either future allies or are simply ennemies.
I still have a doubt about Toy Soldier, Kanjurou and Violet, but that's it. Bartolomeo, Cavendish, they will never join. They have a crew. They will be allied.
Last edited by Bellamy; October 18, 2013 at 03:39 AM.