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"The original hypothesis for the great white's origins is that it shares a common ancestor with a prehistoric shark, C. megalodon. Similarities among the physical remains and the extreme size of both the great white and C. megalodon led many scientists to believe that these sharks were closely related, and the name Carcharodon megalodon was applied to the latter. However, a new hypothesis proposes that C. megalodon and the great white are distant relatives (albeit sharing the family Lamnidae)," source- wikipedia..
**Scientists suggest that C. megalodon looked like a stockier version of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, in life.
Hody resembles more of megalodon to me ....
I would say .. either because of the pills or something hody is now transforming/transformed into something else... or it might be that he has the genes of some prehistoric shark or he is actually a descendant of someone.. and fukaboshi after seeing the teeth might have come to a conclusion to who might be that person (Tom boy??) ,,, and there is a possibility that robin can solve some mystery here for the hody ... because hody might be knowing some history of his ancestor which is cruel to its core but not true .. that might explain an apology letter too...
or the apology letter is to hody or to his family/lineage..
far fetched but i guess worth mentioning..
This chapter was Great!!! I really don't get all the complaints.....Forget about Hodi....Neptune mentioned "A Great Man" who told them to keep Noah on the sea floor until "The time comes".Am I the only one who got goosebumps on reading this? Was it Joy Boy? Was it a D.? Maybe Luffy's ancestor, when is the right time?...If U ignore the Luffy-Hodi struggle you realize this chapter raised one or two incredible questions.
p.s Hodi will be raped soon enough back story or not .There is just no excuse for killing a goldfish mermaid. I hope Oda doen't pull some gay shit like " the love ur enemies and forgive them coz Otohime said so" crap am dreading
You know in the last discussion someone kind enough to post the link
where Decken were talking about the treasure box? ...at that page's lowest
panel you can see an agent carrying a box with the WG logo on it...
So now it's either the WG is involved in planning some hatred onto the FI,
or that all the Hodi's thing is a matter of ancestral (tying back to the start of
this arc's breeding concept of the Fishmen);
or it would be something altogether different. Chances are that Big Ma and Joy Boy
will be left to the NW to be discussed, and not here. The Fishmen got enough
tough history on their own, and now the Strawhat has introduced Coribou....
As for being a slave yet again..., I personally don't want to see that happens..
I wish this arc will end with Luffy saving the Noah, which will bring all the SH
straight into the Reverie lol.
This is infuriating i feel more coulda been snuck into this chapter but everything in it is so juicy. I guessed from the spoiler Hodi said something that the reader didnt hear but the characters did, but now it may be some kind of thing in his mouth! Enough so that Fukaboshis claims to know his true form? And what does true form even mean in this context? What the hell could be in his mouth that he thinks justifies his hate? Fuck this chapter got me excited
About the appearance /// http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Stenoshark.jpg ///
The depiction of a shark's head by Nicolaus Steno in his work, The Head of a Shark Dissected.
Last edited by Ninja_Pirate; October 05, 2011 at 06:25 AM.
I think the cover page raises another interesting point. If Cobra is bedridden, it is more than likely that Vivi will be the representative of Alabasta at the reverie, with Pel, Chaka, and possibly Igaram as bodyguards. If the Strawhats do end up going to reverie with the fishmen, this would be a good chance for them to meet Vivi again.
It's weird that we are seeing Luffy's fight already...
Usually, we see the fight of every straw hat, and we end with the boss fight with Luffy...
Nah.. generally we see luffy's fight got started ... and then everyone s fight starts and ends and then again luffy's fight continues...
@CopyNinjaKakashi : That's the very valid point that cobra will not be able to go to the reverie this time.. however it sounds improbable that luffy will make an appearance there ... the only way could be is that the world go a lil upside down...
So the chap has been good for me... left lot of excitement for the next chapter (long forgotten feeling)
Oda, not us, made Hody a "Great White Shark Fishmen", do you aim to shake up facts to your liking? Megalo is approximately as big as the Thousand Sunny, just as a real megalodon would, his name is an obvious abbreviation of the primaeval shark. So he's tamed like a normal animal would have been, as fish can be intelligent pet's to Fishmen/Mermen, as dogs and cats are to us, it's a fantasy story.... nothing has to be as it's in reality.
Hey guy's THIS IS ODA he can put wathever he wants in Hoo D. Jones backstory! Even something like that, he have been king in future, but because of Othohime and humans, he was unable to fulfil that desire... or he can be related with Joy boy somehow... or he's legendary race and people take over sea's or something like that? ect. ect.
or he knew Roger lol
but since prince fukaboshi came to some conclusion after seeing a closeup of hody's open mouth i thought it has to do something with his teeth (one of an idea) ,, from teeth he might relate him to someone .. or some breed is all i guessed.. say not in particular to megalodon (that was just an example)
EDIT : and yeah .. it was a prediction/hypothesis - which is not at all shaking up of facts because it might or might not be true
This is probably just me (I haven't read other posts) but this was a confusing chapter for me. I mean, that whole flash back air tank conversation sorta came out of no where to me. And I'm guessing it happened during the time Hody was stabbing Decken, but the timing still seems off to me.
And for me, I mean...it better be one hell of a revelation if you are going to put something "shocking" in Hody's backstory now. I don't know, this arc is starting to feel like it's just adding in extra things just for the hell of it. It wouldn't surprise me if they (Strawhats vs. NFP) are still fighting well into next year (real world time).
The next chapter I think they are going to get the giant bubble around luffy and he will have his finally square off with Hody, but before they fight it will switch back to the other fights and show those first. I hope it starts with Chopper or Brook's fight first.
There might be something up with Hodi's neck, he's had it covered up in every page, even during the flashback (here).
And if you look at the middle panel, second from the bottom, here, Fukaboshi grabs Hodi by his scarf thing and then asks what Hodi is. The next page clearly shows Fukaboshi with a hand on the dog scarf thing in the top left panel, a zoomed in shot of Hodi's scarf in the next shot, a nice look at his teeth in the next panel, and then a look at Fukaboshi's eye looking down towards the neck area. I've got the feeling Fukaboshi pulled his scarf off for a second in that sequence of panels.
Whatever is up with his neck may explain his new fishman pirate symbol of a decapitated human.