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Garp chose them and decided to take them as pupils to MHQ because, I believe, he saw a great potential in them, especially Coby. Coby isn't like any marine we saw so far. I like him. As for Shanks, like you said, he was moved by his words and actions before Akainu.
What I didn't like is the thought that Coby is just a waste of character. I am not the sole person who finds Coby an interesting character.
As for ur ideas, I actually like them xD Still I don't think at the end of the story Coby will be a fleet admiral, he is way too young and therefore too inexperienced to lead a army. Honestly i don't even see him as a Admiral without a time skip. But lets see what Oda has planned for us.
In all respect Im honestly fine with anything, as long he doesn't collide with a existing character.
Anyway, my point still is that he has no sole purpose at this point. Everything he can do now, can be easily done by any other character.
- The man to change the marines can be easily AoKiji as the fleet Admiral. He fought Akainu despite showing normally no ambition
- Luffy will have on his side every Island he visited, WB alliance and Dragon + at least one ancient weapon. Its not like he needs Coby desperately
- We don't need Coby to learn how corrupt the Marines are, in fact Coby showed us nothing new
I understand. But I can't stand the fact that he seems to be a character without s purpose on his own. In case he collide with anyone, I will actually start to hate him xD
well actually you can say that his purpose is to show what upcoming marine generation will be taught. right now the generation that is in charge is akainu's generation. could you imagine if akainu trained the rest of the new marines? that would be completely messed. Garp seems to be training new marines from now on, along with sengoku. So you can say that Coby is the preview of what future marines are goin to be like.
It doesn't make sense to be in someplace for years and just move because someone got away your watch. More when you know particularly where they head. And to add, He decided to follow Luffy just because Dragon saved him as well. So the hints his following is Dragon here.
If Smoker was more after Dragon than Luffy, he wouldn't have tracked him down to Arabasta, nor would he toss Tashigi aside in Marineford only to attack Luffy directly, would he?
(AFAIR, data books also say sth. about Smoker hunting Luffy not Dragon.)
@ Uriel Probably didnt wanna make a new account that you have to keep track off. lol besides its addicting like you said.
spoiler should be out soon - cant wait