I believe the misterious gladiator could be Aokiji, since when He tries to freeze DD in the chapter 699 there is the same steam/smoke that appears at the end of this chapter.
But at the same time that steam could appear because someone used the Conqueror's Haki.
Infact this happened when DD used his Conqueror's haki against the soldier of the G5 http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/698/8.
In this latter case the one could be the last Warlord, a member of a yonko's crew (in the truth I believe this is unlikely), Dragon (but since Sabo already partecipates in the tournament I believe it is unlikely).
The latter possibility (and to tell the truth this is what I would prefer) is that will be Hancock, She could have decided to take the fruit for give it to Luffy as a gift (obvioulsy I believe She will help even against DD).
It could be the seventh shichibukai, but it doesn't seem like Oda to tease us with him so soon before, and then suddenly reveal him.
would be a great joke if he's buggy the clown!! ALL HAIL BUGGY!
He for sure is from Shanks crew. Then the finals would be this guy vs Burges and Sabo/Barto vs Diamante
Finally Sabo made a move... Or part of RA... Hmm
http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/733 found one
Last edited by kidopitz27; December 25, 2013 at 05:37 AM.
But if it says someone get up maybe the winner is someone that was shown lying down.
Last panel was really a surprise... it clearly isn't Sabo and it doesn't look like CoC haki as well... so what could it be? They all look so peacefully asleep!
pyro dude definitely won that round. ad I really want a fairy to join the strawhats after this chapter.
Most definitely was Rebecca.
Sabo comments on Speed - Prisoners were majorly surprised Luffy managed to be faster than her.
Sabo heard about the speed? - Luffy
Look at the flashback, Toy Soldier tells Rebecca to stand up for his sake RIGHT AFTER everyone is ko'd and someone stands up.
And hell, Toy Soldier even said in the flashback she is too slow.
Last edited by Beatrice; December 25, 2013 at 05:59 AM.
So Sabo says he's heard rumors about what happened this time. So who among those fighters could be the source of those rumors?
Anyway, from the looks of things, one of the fighters used something that backfired on him or her as well. I only hope Rebecca is not the one who is getting up. Or maybe there won't be just one fighter getting up. Damn you Oda for such a cliffhanger before such a long break!
Well, at least the D block is over.
Wow, love the dwarves fighting style... they even make Robin mouth open, ahhaha.
What I really would like is a comeback from "Kuro". The guy was "soru" fast but didn't control it & was someone who loved to go under the radar until the last critical moment. I always thought he was an underrated character.
I know the chances are slim but I really would like Oda to bring back a character he didn't use for more than 10 years.