sorry but to me they would mean an unnecessary burden to the SH's and considering their current threat lvl this is definitely not a wise thing to do
about the next SH i don't know see anyone fitting them at the moment...i personally dislike hyouzou very much i just don't like his face and from what i saw till now his personality sucks so nexxxxttttt
Not only they're weak...They fulfill NO purpose at all xD
If she wasnt dead and wasnt a queen Otohime would have been a pretty good fit for the SHs. Her personality is just eccentric enough to be a SH and she has a dream and a goal. If she was going to join I dont think Oda would've made her so fragile. I would've liked to have seen her interaction with Luffy.
the strawats are pretty balanced when it come to age
chopper-17, luffy and usopp-19, nami-20, zoro and sanji-21, robin-30, frankie-36, brook-90
i think that oda will stick to the 2 more members in the crew, one a bit older and one yonger. i think that hyouzou will be apart of the crew. haccan and hyouzou are about the same age, and hacchan called hodi and his boys children. i figure hyouzou is between the ages of 35-41, so that would cover the older crewmember.
as much as i hate to say koala and sabo are possibilities, very small, but possibilities non the less
Chopper is not 17. I think he is around 10..... I also was under the impression zoro, ussop, nami and sanji were the same age.
R: I've been wondering, how old are Vivi and Chopper? Vivi looks to be about the same age as the rest, but Chopper just seems like a kid! Please, give us the answer! 
O: First, Vivi is 16. Chopper is a human reindeer, so as a human he would be 15. Yeah. That's right.
That was before time skip ...
yeah... It's hard not to despise the attitude so many display nowadays. Is it that hard to type "wiki Tony Chopper" into google, press enter and use a moment, in this case not more than ten seconds to search for his age/ to inform themself? He never looked like a pre-teen kid in his more human form, so what let you asume him being ten? With all the sailing he probably is more near to 18 than expected. Those freely available and easily attainable facts are the basis for a discussion, even more important in this kind of topic. GIYF
@Fukaboshi: Isn't Neptunes representation as an aged old man more of a sign that the prince would be needed as a successor, he's the likeliest candiate. Or would anybody like to see his brothers reign over anything?^^ Maybe this arc will lead to a more grown up Shirahoshi, so let's wait and see.
Last edited by Schabrak; April 28, 2011 at 06:35 PM.
At his defense, kkck is kinda right though...
He may be 15 years old as a human, but as a reindeer he might only be 10 or something...
Just like we say that 1 year in a dog life is the equivalent of 7 years in a human life.
So, yes, he's 15 years old in human form (17 after the timeskip), but if you actually look at "how long has he been born?", then he would probably be less than that (I would have to go check his flashback to calculate, but I don't have time to waste for that)...
Just checked really quickly...
We don't know how old he was when he ate the fruit, and we don't know how long he was alone before meeting Dr. Hilruk, but from the day he met him to the day that Luffy arrived to the island, 6 years had past.
So, the only thing we can say for sure is that he was born (as a reindeer) at least 8 years ago.
Last edited by THM Nindo; April 29, 2011 at 09:26 AM.
You know that reindeers have a life span of 10/15 in natur to 20 "human" years in captivity?
-> Your argumentation is false. His Devil Fruit most probably has allowed him to live as long as humans, if not, he will be the first to go down from age in the Mugiwara crew.
Reindeers reach adulthood in between 1 and 3 years though. I doubt an adult 3 year old reindeer would become a kid thanks to the fruit. chopper might currently be the equivalent to 17 years old but I doubt he was actually 8-9 years old when he ate his fruit.
If Koala does something else in the next chapter I would bet She's is a potential candidate. Which would be lame and sad since I want instead a Fishmen to join T_T And seeing that Aladding walked with his tail trough land makes me realizes that it's not a need to split the tails to be on land. Which makes me happy about Fukaboshi :3
The main issue with koala being a candidate is that she might not be in the new world. For all we know her hometown could be in the regular grand line. I guess it is plausible she could go to the new world through some other plot device but given how dangerous the GL is and how brutal the new world should be I find the situation unlikely. Would she even go through the normal channels to the new world? She'd have to get close to majiroa which is a bad idea to say the least and going to fishman island is a extremely difficult process. Then again, plot devices.... I do doubt she would join though although it would be interesting if the strawhats meet her.
I'd like her to be the next strawhat, but I don't think it's going to happen.
Pretty much every one that was brought into the strawhat had a bad past that kinda resolved when they joined the crew.
Koala bad past is already resolved. She was saved by Tai already...
Unless she's captured again, or that she really wants revenge on the Tenryubito, or that what she need to resolve his the fact that she's scarred for life (always smiling, always complying to everything)...
Her personality would fit so well with the crew though...
And I really want the next crewmate to be a female, so she would certainly be my favorite choice amongst the "candidates".