Just to let you know, there's been some chit-chat going on about a new crew member due to a present Oda made for a TV show. Essentially, what you see when you go to look at the picture and/or video is, that Oda drew a coloured picture for the show, which searches for a new host kind of thing and does auditions in four japanese cities.
That also means, that this colourspread, while having a One Piece theme, is not related to One Piece and thus the "new" member on there is only for the show and not for the manga.
so while there might be a new nakama at some point, it doesn't have to do with this
But oh well, that means Fishman dude can be still a possibility!
Offensive traits= She's a captain after all surrounded by tons of males. I honestly DOUBT that She relies only in her DF ability.
I think a previous captain will make the ship interesting, because her travel was painful and She will effort to try to not loss a crewmember again. It will add to Luffy a new perspective about other pirates (She seems really well informed about everyone, If you ask me) that we don't have currently.
Although I recognize that can be easily replaced by Nico Robin or Nami.
PS: Another point in her favor is that Her name is short and "punchy" <3
Last edited by Uriel; October 10, 2010 at 09:44 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
thanks for the correction akainu.....sorry if i got anyone hopes up
I am still hoping for Hancock somehow.
She has a perfect sas childhood story like every SH. She is funny. She just fits the SH's.
It would be a waste of character if she doesnt join. I thought she dies on amazoan lilly if luffy and her are seperated.
i can't see hancock getting along with the rest of the crew. besides if she joins the anime would really suck. watching hancock's daydreams every episode... just thinking made me sick.
i think that pretty much ends the chance of her joining.
OK, I made a list.
1st: I want a HOT female devil fruit user, with high fighting strength, like strong enough to be a main fighter. I don't know what kinda ability, but preferably not a logia, and preferably an ability that can be used in battle. As far as the story is concerned, it doesn't look likely that such a character would join the Straw Hats soon, but that's what I feel the Straw Hats need now. Also she should be intelligent but fun and not serious or easily annoyed like Nami. She should be young, like maybe 19-24. I dunno what her duty aboard the ship should be, but it'd be fine if she was just a pure fighter like Zoro and Luffy. Also, if her fighting style was based of weapons or martial arts, in addition to her devil fruit ability, it'd be cool too. And since the Straw Hat's will be in the New World, if such a character were to be introduced, it'd be cool if she had Haki.
I also want the Straw Hats to have lots of "different" or "eccentric" members. Think about it, they have a living skeleton, a reindeer-man and a cyborg. So, I want them to have more people from different races, like a mermaid, a fishman, a Sky Islander (with wings), maybe even a Long Arm tribesman or a dwarf. In chapter 501, on the list of auction prices, it lists races such as minkmen, long-legs and snake-necks. Maybe it would be going too far if the Straw Hats had people from every race, but basically my point is I want them to have an extremely diverse and colourful crew. If the Sunny were bigger I'd even wish for them to recruit a giant from Elbaf.
Even though I said the first new Nakama I want is a hot devil fruit using fighter woman, it's most likely the next member will be a fishman and/or a mermaid, and fishman will be likelier, since if they get a mermaid, he/she'll likely be young like most of the crew, and mermaids under 35 don't have legs for on land. Franky'll have to build some kinda mode of terrestrial transportation for him/her if that's the case. So yeah, probably a fishman first. I hope he/she's a strong one, and as for the species, how about Japanese Fighting Fish, or Koi, or Dolphin, or... man, so many good marine species.
And as for what crew members they need, I really can't think of any. They have a navigator, a doctor, a cook, a shipwright, the works. I'm not familiar with sailing and duties aboard a sailing vessel, but this website gives a list (though I imagine there must be more positions than this):
Most of those roles are fulfilled by one or more members of the Straw Hat crew, such that a crew member may in fact hold more than one position, even if officially they only have one title. For example, Franky is the shipwright, but going by this website, he fulfills the roles of boatswain, carpenter, master gunner and more. So in that respect, the Straw Hats already have all the main sailing roles covered.
I predict the Straw Hats will end up with around 20 crewmembers, given the size of the Sunny, and the specialised skill of each member, and I like that. I think the New Age will see a lot of small, powerful crews, like the Straw Hats, the Blackbeard Pirates, and many of the Supernova crews.
Last edited by Junaid_Sennin; October 11, 2010 at 10:14 AM.
they will defintely not have 20 members.........the other supernova crews are bigger than the strawhats. i cant see oda drawing 20 characters a week and getting them proper facetime. the supernovas have good sized crews, and i think BB is the new yonkou, so i would assume he has a pretty big crew after 2 years. the thousand sunny is 2 small to have a lot of crew members.
the strawhats are a crew of freaks anyway, so it would fit if a fishman joined. i wouldnt mind a dwarf joining, but all the others would be 2 much.
And she add a lot of things:
- comic relief (seriously, a depressed Zoro is funny)
- Great power to dispose fodder
- she would be the "scout" of the crew. Her devil fruit is perfect for that.
- she have her own style & doesn't look like/feel like any other character in the manga
Last edited by zelllogan; October 11, 2010 at 11:07 AM.
Her ability is really good and usefull + she's funny and kinda has the Strawhats still
Mihawk won't be always at home ... she'll probably be bored and leave so she has a chance.