Timeskip (jump right to the end of the trainings)
Detailed (show each strawhat's trainings)
Cover page (glimpse as we only follow Luffy's)
I think I just had an idea as to what brook will learn in order to get stronger. Remember apoo? The guy had mysterious music like abilities and a strange body. Mostly we assumed apoo had DF powers but is that necessarily the case? Perhaps apoo's body is related to a DF but does that necessarily mean the effect his music has is related to a DF? I think the effect apoo's music is not actually DF related and brook will learn it and add it to the special effects his music already seems to have.
Last edited by kkck; August 20, 2010 at 06:02 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
There is going to be a timeskip, the only question is how long. I've seen some guesses from 1-2 weeks to 2 years. However, I believe that there will be only 2-4 month timeskip.
With all the chaos Oda has set up the world be in, why would he just make the MWs just sit by when Blackbeard and the Supernovas are making moves and establishing their presence in the New World?
I think this training arc will run the same way things have since the strawhats separated. It'll focus on Luffy with updates on the other's training relegated to cover pages.
Whatever Luffy ends up doing to get stronger i think we will probably get to see him do it.
I think it is the best that we see Luffy's training and only a glimpse on the others mainly because if suddenly time skip then we will expect too many flashback when he fight about their training
there doesn't need to be any individual flashbacks if there's a timeskip, Oda could just have them go a to an island after they get together and show off everyone's power-ups after their training. But yeah, if he does focus on training, it should be Luffy's since his is the most important
Well if you go by the fact that the Strawhats had their arses handed to them by Kumabots, I can see the strawhats reuniting after x amount of time and being ambushed, before completely wiping the floor with 5+ kumabots and entering the new world as an insanely powerful crew.
Zoro - Mastery of the gentle sword + spirit.
Luffy - Learning to control his king haki
I still can't figure out what sort of upgrade robin could go through.... She also needs a powerup IMO. If she was a melee fighter, her fruit could do extraordinary stuff, her versatility would be limitless. With super strength she'd be capable of causing devastating damage with hundreds of consecutive punches and her trick where she merges several arms into a big one would be outright epic, it'd be similar in principle to luffy's gear third. Even just haki would do great things. Imagine her breaking people like she did aokiji while using haki..... Still, melee fighting does not actually suit her IMO. I think she'd go in another direction but I still have no clue as to where she could go.
I must apologize for yelling at all the people who suggested time skip. seems one piece just became another one of the generic mangas.
on another note, this sucks, 4 weeks of no one piece!
And, back on topic, why does the training each crew member go through have to make them physically stronger? As plenty of characters in OP have proven, in quite a few situations, creativity is more valuable than raw strength.
Well, in regards of Robin, I was talking with friend about fruits and stuff. The thing is, Robin can generate any part of her body to any place, so we could assume that she can generate her whole body "multiple" Robin ???
Also, she could generate another whole body and teleport to that part and dissolve the starting body??
Usopp, he just need to grow some balls o.o
Sanji... I just cheer for the underdog D:
Last edited by Xman; August 26, 2010 at 05:35 AM.
I don't think a whole new robin would be that much of a powerup. It'd be useful for a number of things but all in all it would not make her significantly stronger. To a great extent, there are twice as many targets in a fight. No idea what sort of powerboost she could go through.....