Actually if Jimbei joins Luffy's crew they will become even more of a threat to the WG. Also I believe it will not only raise Jimbei's bounty, but also will affect at least Luffy's bounty as he is a leader of this crew, thus he inspires and leads them on the journey. And especially Gorosei understand the fearsomness of Luffy's power to attract people.
Nice cliffhanger actually because Jimbei still can refuse, and he has good reasons for both decision.
I agree with doumo, i was pretty certain that bonney were next nakama, and because luffy says a good crew would be composed of 10 members, i could think Jinbei refuse.
But now he can't, and having a fishman in strawhat offer thousand possibilities for adventure and fighting (you will swim and dive in the next one piece unlimited cruise !)
Maybe it's a 10-members crew + luffy. Because i think another different girl is needed in SH and bonney was a character created to be a SH (eats a lot, save zoro, captured by marine, a tenebrous past and legacy, a revenge against BB). The final crew will be Luffy and 5 members on his left and right, quite cool.
I think after Jimbei gave his blood to Luffy his bonds with him got even stronger. He is really one of the best candidates to join. After that and after Luffy asking him to join I don't think that he will refuse. And I believe Luffy knows how important and difficult it is for fishman to share his blood with a human, especially after that racist legasy.
Yes, I agree that Bonnie would be a good addition to the crew, especiually in a comic sense. But also she should be quite usefull mostly as a support type of a fighter using her Devil Fruit.
Actually it would be also great to see Sabo if he is alive.
I don't understand how you guys came up with this idea of Bonney joining the crew .....i mean she was caught by WG and her location is currently unknown and she was a captain and had her own crew so i find it hard to believe she would join the SH's out of the blue
I'm not so sure about Jimbei joining his crew. Jimbei does not look like the kind of guy to ditch his current pirate crew to just join another one. If Jimbei refuses, he wouldn't be the first, Vivi denied the offer too. The SH do need a fisherman or mermaid with all of the DF users they have. Someone's got to save Chopper, Brooke, and Luffy when they decided to go swimming with some dolphins or something.
Yeahhhhh I cannot believe it! Jimbe is about to join the crew!
I'm not very surprised that Luffy asked Jinbei to join his crew, to be honest I had given up on the idea of him joining; especially after his bounty was revealed to be at about 400 million or more IIRC.. This doesn't mean though that he'll join, so next chapter will be interesting.
Jimbe will refuse, saying he has to stay in FI to protect the Fishmen.
And he will ask Luffy to take Hodi with him, so that he can see that the humans are not that bad.
when has luffy really taken no for an answer? it dosen't matter what jimbei wants, luffy has already decided. and i don't think this will mess up the monster trio. luffy, zoro and sanji will always be the strongest strawhats.
Just like everyone is is saying I still think its possible Jinbe could refuse, he might want to stay and help protect the princess and help her train to use her new power, but I don't think it will be all bad if he joins.
He had some good gag moments in this arc! Haha