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As he's teaming up with the Straw Hats in the current PH arc, I think it could be good to have an extra thread for him for discussions and notes on him independent from the current chapter discussions.
And I start with something that appears odd to me: On many pictures and photos from Samurai, we see their daishō (大小). A long Katana as daitō ("long sword"), and the shorter Wakizashi as shōtō ("short sword").
So to say, Kinemon is wearing a "daidai" (大大) by two katana ... while "大大"/"大々" translates to "tall". So it's one of Oda's puns again?
I'm fond of this character already. I like it. The strong sense of tradition being easily surpassed by its own desires is something that I always find enjoyable. I love his technique, as well.
And I'm not the first or the last to say this, but...I really want Kinemon to join the Mugiwaras for the 1,2,3 swords thing and the Fire vs Ice Sword. :P
i think kinemon is great...........cant wait to see him animated. I really hope he joins the crew. Kinemon being able to set things on fire, then cut his own fire, is a unique way to fight without being hax. Im sure kinemon has color of observation hak because he could sense things around him when he was not whole. he can still fight a logia user without having COA. If he doesnt join i will be a bit surprised.
He has the silliness to be a strawhat and i think he is strong, but not to strong to upset the balance of the crew. Im sure his fruit power has a lot more use to it than just making clothes, just imagine the strawhats before every fight, kinemon makes clothes for them, with their emblem on the back. that would be so cool
Dunno, to be honest I am kinda waiting on mononosuke to show up. Something about mononosuke just kinda has something weird. Why wouldn't he be with the other kids? To be honest I have my doubts about him being a kid at all and if he is from wano it would make sense if he was an adequate swordsman. Another thing is just how strong kinemon is. So far kinemon has shown the use of haki (which shows strength and experience) and insane swordsmanship, enough to match brook on haki alone and without a head and legs. Then we have the fact that wano is a militaristic nation with which even the marines don't mess around with. So, if kinemon is THIS strong (ok, it is still a little ambiguous but still) then wouldn't it make sense that he was somewhat important in his own land? Even if we don't know exactly how strong kinemon is, we know that the amount of people in any given force who have actual power is limited. The marines had the admirals and vice admirals, WB had his commanders, shanks had some 10 crewmembers and so on. Even if kinemon is not shichibukai level, if his strength is average then wano would be the single most powerful military force in OPverse. At the very least he would have a rank similar to commodore or vice admiral considering everything. Again, I am not saying he is supremely powerful or anything but the strength he has shown already is enough for him to have at least a moderately high position anywhere. In this regard, if he has such a position in wano, what are the odds he would just quit it to go pirating? on top of that he has at least a son and potentially an entire family.
Well, the other side of the subplot of his son is whether he has a son there at all. If he thinks it is a kid then why wouldn't the kid have been with the other kids? We have the possibility of kinemon's son not being a kid and being experimented in other ways but how about the possibility of his kid not being there at all? I mean, it is kinda strange that there has been no mention of the son of a samurai yet. Law has made no mention of it, ceasar has not even entertained a thought on the matter and at large the whole thing seems ambiguous. What if kinemon just thinks ceasar has his son? Perhaps finding his son would work as a potential dream for kinemon.
I agree with you on all points. Something is off about Mononosuke. If he were a child, he would have been in Bicuit's room, already identified by his father. That he was not there is incredibly strange, pointing to a major plot twist too come.
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mononosuke is dead and has been dead. I think kinemon just cant handle the pain, and the son he is looking for is some kind of object or ghost, like a will o wisp
Look at this ->> http://www.mangahere.com/manga/one_p...57/c555/8.html Ace says that he was at the Wano country before, that could mean that that's WAS Whitebeard and since blackbeard knows and reclaiming whitebeard Territory, so It could lead to a fight in the Wano kingdom with the straw hats vs the blackbeards pirates..? (Not a big one of course) or one of blackbeard men could be station there, And if y'all can't believe that look at the hat that ace was giving Oars, it looks like a samurai hat right?
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Well, if wano has up to now been separated from government and pirate affairs it would be quite a development if they in some form affiliate to the strawhats. I mean, we would be talking about a country with a military so powerful that neither marines nor pirates dare deal with them. Still, there is another factor to consider here. Even if wano does become friends with the strawhats, why would they affiliate the strawhats? What benefit is there for them in doing such a thing? Even if wano has a powerful military I doubt it would be in their best interest to affiliate a pirate crew. Right now the manga has roughly implied a position of neutrality. The implication of this is that while they are not friends with either pirates or marines they are also not a threat. They are left to their own devices because as far as everyone knows they won't take part in anything.
In turn, the second they join the strawhats they become a potential enemy to the marines and the yonko. The monster trio are insanely strong, any of them is comparable in strength to the shichibukai to say the least. So the marines and yonko could see this in 2 ways (which are basically the same but still): Either they see wano as suddenly gaining a massive military asset (the strawhats joining them means military might and technology for them potentially) or they see the strawhats as suddenly gaining the military might of a nation which has kept the 5 most powerful organizations in the world out (the WG and yonko) out for decades. As far as the marines and yonko will be able to tell the samurai are no longer neutral, they immediately become an active threat to every powerful organization in the world. All this does is basically shift the balance of power and such a shift will almost invariably end with war and chaos. Just look at what ace dying caused here. WB went to war with the world government, that lead to the formation of the BB pirates and their rampage through the new world, it would be impossible to estimate how many small time pirates went berserk over a chance for power (we saw nobodies attacking WB's former territory) and so on... Even if wano is not owned by a particular pirate it should logically be near to the territory of some yonko. Whoever is closest to wano would most likely freak over once he hears that nation in particular joined the strawhats. How would said yonko react? Potentially, how would all the yonko react? How would the world government react? Can the strawhats handle the chaos? Would the revolutionaries be happy about this? If wano is an independent nation then odds are the revolutionaries will have an opinion on their stand. Of course, the most logical development here would be that they are also neutral with the revolutionaries however if they do have such an stand on the subject it would not be strange if the revolutionaries would try to remain in contact with them.
Of course, there is a lot of speculation on my part here. The actual positions of the country are at large unknown to us and there could be a number of other factors at play here. Still, overall the nation of wano ending their neutrality would be an overwhelmingly huge development, one which the other sides would not enjoy unless it benefits them.
At the end of every arc the Strawhats inevitably leave as friends of the islands notables. If there is a Wano Country arc, I fully expect form to hold, with the Strawhats and Samurai forming a lasting bond. How that bond is formed, I could not guess. That would require me to write the Wano Arc, not Oda. However the story proceeds, the arc ending with a promise between Luffy and the Samurai, to fight for each if ever either side is in need, would be a fitting turn of events. It is doubtful that the World Government would view all out war against the Wano Country as necessary. The war against Whitebeard was launched only because Ace is the son of Roger. They were willing to risk a breakdown in the balance of power if it meant eradicating Roger's bloodline. It is doubtful they would risk all out war over an alliance with Wano Country. Due to the strength of the Samurai, neither Blackbeard nor Kaido would want to risk invasion. They would be a powerful ally and deterrent to attack by the other Yonkou. Also, Wano Country could well be near territory of the Yonkoou Luffy and Law defeat. We do not yet know if Yonkou country is contiguous, or consist of widely dispersed islands.
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