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It seems a lot of people see Kidd as an ally to Luffy. However, I don't see how such an argument could be made. While the two did happen to find themselves fighting a common enemy, I do not think this indicates any sort of alliance. Kidd is an insidious character. He kills innocent people. Luffy doesn't even kill evil people.
I think Kidd will be a major antagonist in the future. I could even see him using his powers to manipulate Franky or to remove Zoro's swords. What do you guys think his role will be in the future?
I personally don't (want to) see him as a future main antagonist. He seems quite weak to me.
But obviously , Strawhats will have to fight him. I mean he's the biggest bounty among the rookies (haha not for long dude) and Killer is totally meant to fight Zoro.
I just hope he'll die quickly.
I think he will be a rival of the Luffy. Kidd will be a more aggressive rival than Law will be and maybe Kidd will cross the line between being a rival and being a villain (while I'm writing this I thought that I need to post again in the "is BB a villain"-thread...I'll do that in the next days ).
I think it's pretty obvious that there will be a relationship between Law, Kidd and Luffy. While Law showed that he has some respect for his rival I don't think that Kidd would go as far as saving a rival (not to speak of the risk Law had to and the distance he haw had to travel). A clear evidence of the rivalry of the three crews is the perfomance they presented in front of the auction house.
I can see Killer Vs. Zoro (that's destined to happen imo :d) but Kidd Vs. Luffy....hmmm not just yet. Maybe, in the near future but I can't see a full arc devoted to Kidd as a main antagonist. Will they meet again? YES!
Based on no evidence whatsoever, I ultimately see the Kidd Pirates as an important ally (in the latter stages of the NW) for the SH's.
I dunno... His nature seems to provide counter-evidence to an alliance between the Kidd Pirates and the SHs. Just LOOK at him and tell me he doesn't look crazy and evil.
He wants to be Pirate King, so his crew are destined to fight the Straw Hat Pirates at some point. What he does in the build up to that battle is anybody's guess.
Well Kidd and Luffy hold similar goals and dreams in mind, but complete opposite methodologies IMHO. Why idk but I'd expect Kidd to enjoy causing bloodshed and fear. While that's the antithesis of the SH Philosophy. Both Kidd and Luffy are clearly destined to meet. But to what extent or in what capacity is almost impossible to imagine. They could indeed again find themselves allied in the name of mutual benefit.... But otherwise there's no way they don't face off...
I'd imagine Killer and Zoro would probably be more than ready to face off....
Well if Luffy is the new Roger.
And Smoker is the new Garp to Luffy's Roger.
Then ______ is the new Whitebeard to Luffy's Roger.
Kidd could fit this role, but then again he doesn't seem near hyped enough to look like he'll be good for any more than a single challenge. Maybe there'll be a crew merger between himself and another Supernova to make him appear more impressive. Or maybe another Supernova or pirate will be the WB equivalent.
Blackbeard is not the WB equivalent, he's too evil for Luffy to ever share a drink of sake with.
Oh, and I don't see the Kidd / Luffy alliance thing at all. Luffy already has enough allies, he needs some rivals already.
Last edited by bittman; April 14, 2010 at 11:38 PM.
I dunno.... You seem to be assuming some pretty absolute parallelism, which is kind of a stretch. I don't think Luffy's journey needs to be so analogous to Roger's.
If you want to see it that way, though, Buggy could easily be Luffy's Whitebeard...
I am as well critical about the parallelism but if you go that way you should also find a Shanks to drink sake with WB. In fact I think to little is known about the Gol D. Roger age to make such comparisons
Rivals that respects each other may end in some weird alliance. I don't see him as a huge enemy, but yes as rival. With that I think they will cross sometime and fight, but not for final fights or anything.
Before the Rescue Ace arc I'd predicted that Luffy would have to fight Kidd before going into the New World so as to prove himself the best of the Supernovae, but now... who knows?
Still, wouldn't be surprised if Kidd's crew ambushes the Straw Hats just as they're crossing the Red Line. They might all take different routes and never meet until the end of the Grand Line, otherwise, so if they want to beat the Straw Hats they'd have to do it there.