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Damn after seeing and reading the chapter Hodi really rose in my eyes. Great villain, indeed. The way he blocked Zoro's technique reminds me of how Luffy blocked Arlong's bite with a fishman pirate. I also like Hodi's attacks they are like upgraded versions of Arlong's. I mean Sanji referred to Arlong's single water drop shot as powerful as a gun and now we witness Hodi doing the same thing but instead he shoots several drops. The "Soshark" skill also reminded me of Arlong, when he crushed the pillar with his teeth.
I've now gained new hope for this character and I think he will be a big threat. Btw were are his officers and Hyozou? I guess this will serve out as the Buggy arc where Zoro fights the boss, loses or the match gets interrupted and then he goes of facing the major swordsman antagonist.
It's amazing how fast rumours spread, Hodi has already gotten the information about the prophecy or could it be that Hodi and Shirley are working together as some are suggesting. Would be nice too see her against Robin
Oh, and as I said hodi was bad from the beginning and the time in the army was not of love for the kingdom.
I ain't ever found nor looked for pandaman so I thought it was pretty cool that I noticed it in the third page, bottom panel and far right
Anyway, I said it a while back, and I'll say it again. My bet is that Sanji would be turned off by the size of the Princess. I don't think we are going to be seeing a miracle where he overcomes his lust here.
Last edited by Freid; March 09, 2011 at 01:01 PM.
one question, why is zoro using his left hand instead of his dominant arm to fight?
Any discussion regarding that fact was just plainly stupid.
It's not like I didn't warn them:
NB: yes, I 'm a sore winner ...
Also we can she how Luffy and Hodi had childhood influence that lead to their way of life. Luffy learned of the freedom of the sea and companionship of nakamas from shanks and his crew, and Hodi learns his hatred and by all means ideals from arlong and his crew, so to Hodi what he doing is nothing more than what is necessary for him to take control of FI.
i just don't understand why some people though Sanji and Chopper met Luffy in the sea forest. they were still at coral hill.
and mangastream make false translation again.
it was not prophecy. 因縁 can be roughly translated as "fate/destiny" but in this kind of sentence, it had more meaning on "a relation/grudge/tie/bound". so rather than "straw hat of the prophecy", i would rather translate it to "straw hat pirates that we had grudge on" or something like that.
there are other mistranslations to, but i won't bother as long as it was not becoming a topic.
Nice job keeping up the facade sensei... but I know Tashigi is Kuina under hypnosis! Bwahahaha!
I hope Nami will kick butt in the upcoming fight. This whole arc will be a resolution of her past issues. And lol at Arlong trying to take over the world. He was from GL, he should have known he was small fry.
2 situations can happen in a mafia/yakuza case:
the familly likes the boss and they decide to protect him @ all costs
the boss loves the familly and he protects his underlings from getting hit etc.
If a Mafia/Yakuza boss uses his own underlings to protect himself he won't be reviewed as a good boss.
Same thing with the president. If Obama was to get shot the SS agents would have to put themselves infront of him. If he grabbed someone and hid behind that person, the president would be a coward that decided to protect himself rather than his citizens. He would be scrutinized for the rest of his life.
So what Hodi did, Arlong would never do. He cared for his Nakama. If Arlong saw Hodi now he would probably punch him in the face.
Oda is now making jokes with Decken's power : he made Decken throw garbage at Hatchan. I'm pretty sure Nami is looking for the Ryugu Palace's treasure. Robin has not been showed since the entry of the Strawhat Pirates into Fishman Island. Oda is probably keeping the Poneglyph for the end of the arc. I bet that the intel it holds will be the key to solve the Fishman Island's crisis.
hodi's tech looks like he infused haki into the water droplet to double their power... literally making them like bullets...would be interesting if thats how it worked..
zoro aint gonna win this fight since its underwater, if it were on land though im sure it would be a tie...basically ultimately hodi will be only defeated by luffy
lols at nami running away, i thought she had gotten over her trauma of the arlong pirates?
Zoro's awesomeness is just... well, awesome! How badass can the guy be?! He has almost any possible handicap (except maybe a large cut on the chest like the one he had during Arlong arc) while Hodi only has advantages and yet I wouldn't like to be in Hodi's shoes for all the gold in the world. The Strawhats have become incredibly powerful!
Far be it from me to suggest that Zoro would use an attack that he didn't invent himself... but did anyone else think that yakkoudori looked rather similar to this attack? Which in itself was sort of a miniature version of this one?
Can't say at this point whether they are related, but I was reminded of it in any case, mostly because of the shape and the way it runs along the ground.
Otherwise, great chapter! I was honestly surprised to see Zoro start to take on Hodi underwater, though his reasons for doing so are pure Zoro - keeping the guy busy, letting others escape. I don't think his goal is to beat Hodi, though. Just to distract him. I like how it gave the palace royals a chance to see first hand that the Strawhats are not bad people, really. I am still wondering if this means a different Strawhat will fight Hyouzou (which would be a nice deviation from the normal set-up, formula is sometimes dull), or if Zoro will at a later time (which would still be pretty awesome).
I'm still very much anticipating what Jinbe has to say, and I'm also curious about the poneglyph and if it will have an impact on this arc or a different one later on.
I'm also very curious about what Nami is up to... I'd rather like to think it's more important than looking for a treasure room or what have you. She seemed mighty upset at Hodi's announcement of being an Arlong ally, and that they had unwittingly aided this guy's agenda.
And about Zoro using his left hand... He always keeps his swords on his right. Doesn't that suggest his left is his dominant hand (if he even has one, he may be ambidextrous)?