From the last chapter it became evident to me that how much ever Barto is a scum, he never leaves his friends behind , and he wants to follow luffy. Considering Luffy is following the path of Shanks or Roger with one small ship sailing across, Barto looks like the man who will continue on this ship together with them when SHs leave from Dressrosa.
The reasons are plenty. One of the reason I see is – we as readers are doubtful that anyone else will join the crew, for the reason that they will not be in touch emotionally with the crew or the captain as the whole crew has finished half the journey together and gone through a lot together. They share something which a new member might be missing. They all have certain respect for their captain for whose sake they trained for these two years. Bartolomeo is a guy who is equally together with them all through their journey, just the difference is , he was stalking them from the shadows. He has that level for respect towards all the crewmates already .. what else is needed
And he said he wants to follow luffy .... I dont see him following luffy on his ship anymore... he must past that ...
Jinbe and Barto-bro for new SH's!
Sabo is going to join the Mugiwaras, mark my words. He'll be the co-captain/captain.
You don't have to further that OT discussion and give him any more attention when he's doing that. :P
I have to say that I'm sad that Wicca or any other dwarf has no chance of getting it anymore. The only bad plot development of the chapter. hehe
You guys will realize when we see Sabo finally join. Will it take a databook or Oda saying it in the SBS for you guys to agree? D:
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More like trusted allies in the future because both are captains having their own crews, the best candidate right now is Violet since she's heading back to the Palace where DD and Fujitora are right now, it's also the place where Luffy & the other guys are going to, hence Violet is fighting along with the SH while Rebecca is still playing around in the stadium; the best example is way back on Justice Island, Franky fought a CP9 member but Pauli just played around with toddlers.
Alright, let's hear the laughs at that last one.
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Secondly, that was when they were young and Luffy didn't have a good handle on his power. That's the biggest reason why Luffy kept losing.
What criteria would that be? Please tell me you're not going to mention the sad history or the dynamics or anything else, given that we know he has a sad history, and that we have not seen him after a decade or so passed.
Technically speaking, the sad past criteria usually includes the death of a loved one, but since Luffy has subverted that, I guess we can let it slide, especially since they've both lost a loved one in the not too distant past. The second criteria is enough power, which I guess he fits (though personally I think he's too powerful). The final requirement is a dream, which we don't know if he currently has.
Nothing is set in stone, Rebecca still has as much of a chance of joining as Sabo does, maybe even more since I highly doubt Sabo will or should join anyway. Nor do I really want to see him join, to be honest.
Sabo did lose Ace though, just as Luffy did, so that's one criteria fulfilled. We don't know how powerful Sabo is, but he doesn't need to be extremely powerful, otherwise Nami, Usopp, and Chopper wouldn't be part of the crew. That criteria shouldn't be used to determine someone joining. Nor does it make sense that Rebecca won't join, given that she's winning her matches without hurting anyone or getting hurt, and she'd be willing to hurt bad people.
Everyone has a dream. Sabo's dream is likely to help Luffy become the pirate king, which unlike for Ace is an easy dream for Sabo to realize or achieve since he's not against Luffy, since he's not a pirate. Or at least, his dream is to see Luffy become the pirate king, just as it was Ace's. I don't believe in the whole criteria thing anyway, I look at the bigger picture. The bigger picture tells me that Rebecca wouldn't and shouldn't join, and that Sabo won't join.