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Is't the keyword for the strawhats outsiders?
Zorro? The lonely Proud bounty hunter?
Nami? Hated by her town salling around to get money...
Usopp? Lied to the town at got chased by them
Sanji? An outsider at the resturant, How many did like him there?
Chopper? He was afraid of humans and bullied by them.
Robin? Outsider at Ohara, and also later.
Franky? He had the franky Family, but wasn't that because he was an outsider anyway?
Brook? Salling around by himself for 50 years?
Buggy? Loved by his crew?
(+ Odas favoirete valian, and then stupid one)
Boa has the intire country...
Last edited by Son Sebbe; January 21, 2009 at 01:52 PM.
They didn't hate Nami, not after they learnt why she was working with Arlong. They all loved her, and were ready to fight Arlong partly for her case. And there was party at the end too, and the goodbyes and stuff.
At Usopp's town, they were kinda sad after the local lunatic dissapeared. Usopp also had Kaya and his own three "man" crew.
Remember the end of Baratie arc? What was between Sanji and the other chefs was healthy rivalry, not hate or discrimanation. They also softened after learning the tale behind Sanji and Jeff.
It's true there has been some lonelines on the surface, but I wouldn't go saying it is characteristic of a new nakama. The other SH can also be argued with this point, but i'm not going to do that if isnt necessary, as it takes a lot of time to write -_-
In a way Son Sebbe is on target. Though they may be loved and adored, the Strawhat's are generally outsiders else they would not leave their own homes to go on some crazy adventure with an equally crazy pirate. It is this exact reason why Vivi never joined.
Last edited by Yabe; January 22, 2009 at 06:36 AM.
Think about how Bibi would fit on the family. She is a stepsister that live in another home?
Actually Perona would be a rival to Nami, in a pettry much like Zoro and Sanji, but much much more obssessive. =P
I dont think the family thing is such a good reference to find a new posible member. I always thought oda was half joking about that and simply came up with it as he made it up given that it was simply a fan question. Also any character could fill a position in a family context, for example:
buggy: Crazy uncle
perona: bitch sister
jimbei: favorite cool uncle or fish pet
hancock: cousin, girlfriend w/e
BB: Black sheep of the family, crazy uncle everyone ignores, excentric grandfather ect...
mr 3: third degree cousin no one really knows..
and so on....
As long as the post directly relates to a nakama joining, it is fine, but if any more of these family posts don't they will just be deleted.
On-Topic: I defintely think that Oda will have all 10 crewmembers before they enter the New World. As we all know Fisherman Island Arc(and thus New World) is probablly almost right after the Impel Down Arc and considering how big Impel Down is going to be I can see why people would assume that a new Nakama is forthcoming rather soon.
Especially since it's believed that we still need 2 new Nakama and I would think it likely that one will be gained right in the middle of the Grand Line. So I can fully understand the Nakama Craze but as of right now despite the fact that I think and want Buggy to join it's still not very likely that he'll join. I see Hancock and Jinibea as even less likely.
I do agree with a Fishman though, but if Luffy was to hit the magic 10 (i.e tenth invite to his crew) then I feel it would have to be in the new world. We've gotten used to the formula that Luffy has a chance of inviting someone to his crew at any given moment, won't it seem weird if he suddenly stops this partway through the new world.
I mean, if Luffy meets an interesting character in the new world (as he's bound to do), why would Oda suddenly drop the running method/joke of him inviting the being? If then in the new world we found it was only ever a joke and there was no hope that anyone new would ever join Luffy again, then some of the magical One Piece formula is lost. We'll still love and adore it naturally, but change is an unpredictable thing.
So I don't see the magical ten as being met or that Luffy will stop inviting any time soon. I wouldn't be surprised if the Strawhat's get a new member at Chapter 998/1000.
I still like Pirate Empress Hancock to join. I think she has motive(Luffy love) and opportunity (the previous Empress left for the same reason). Will she actually join....i have no idea. But i think it would be cool. I like the idea of a crew member who is mean one second but every time Luffy walks past she turns super nice.
I originally liked Margrett to join, but apparently i was thinking too small. If Oda adds an amazon i think it's going to be Hancock, she the only one with a strong reason to want to go with him and she is the strongest of the bunch.
I disregard formula's of what it takes for someone to be a straw hat, because Oda doesn't seem like the type to work off of mathematical equations. In One Piece anything is possible. Could Buggy join? Sure, if that's the way Oda wants it. Could Ace join? Same answer. Could Perona join? No matter who we are talking about i think the answer is the same.
Who on this forum would have predicted Franky would join the week after he beat Usopp and stole his money on Water 7? I strongly believe the only deciding factors for being a straw hat is Luffy wanting them on his ship, and that person wanting to go with him.
Last edited by Jammin; January 25, 2009 at 03:32 PM.
Wouldnt it be fun if marco joins luffys crew? Then luffy would have succeded where shanks failed lol.
Then Buggy had to join too^^
Hmm, Momonga said it need Admiral to deal with Shirohige Top Commanders. Just think which Admiral could take down Ace if only they fight equally? (Fire will melt Ice, while Light could harm the Fire & the opposite also apply. Don't know about Akainu yet though ). If Luffy going to recruit strong comrade as strong as admiral I think previously he's got to be at Admiral level at least.