This is something I have been wondering for a while now. As we know, there can be only one user of a particular DF at a time. In this regard, when ace died it likely resulted in his fruit somehow spawning somewhere else and is up for grabs for whoever finds it. This would be important because this is a power which would have strong emotional value to luffy. In this regard, any development concerning someone using this fruit is likely to have a strong impact in the story. To be honest, I would like to see this fruit being used in one out of two ways plotwise. The first would be that an ally of BB has it. It would make the whole BB/luffy dinamic more interesting, I think it would be interesting to see how luffy would react to meeting a fire user as a member of BB crew. The other would be to see a future crewmember using that fruit. It would perhaps allow luffy for a bit of redemption for him being unable to save ace back in the day.
For some reason I think Colby will have it.
It'd be sick if Coby was able to get it.
But the Mera Mera fruit is such a sick DF and does deserve to be shown again. I don't think Luffy would care if somebody else (other than Blackbeard) used this power.
fire is ace's identity.
it wont come back.
i have a feeling that when it does, we will know all about devil fruits
it'd probably introduce the first legimitate theory backing the devil fruit's life cycle
I always suspected either coby or sabo will have it, when we see them again. Either one of those two or nobody at all.
Yes, I will be glad to see another guy using mera mera no mi. Some kid who accidentally eat the fruit will be funny. But by that time, there will be already an explanation of where devil fruits come from.
please correct me if im wrong....devil fruit will respawn 50 years after the owner's death.
that aside, it would destroy ace's identity...it should not come back in any way...luffy already paid a tribute to it with red hawk.
plus i think oda vanished the "fire ability" early becoz almost all animes/manga got a character who uses fire ability...oda wanted to be original so thats why he uses such things as light, smoker, rubber and other abilities that are not often used.
Sabo having the fruit would be too weird for me. I can take sabo being alive however also giving him the fruit would be a nice combination of trolling and deus ex machima, oda might as well make ace have a twin brother who happens to find the fruit. If sabo gets the fruit it would indeed diminish the importance of ace's death.
Such a thing has never been said neither in the manga, sbs or databooks as far as I recall.
i tried to search for it, though the only i can find is that the gomu gomu no mi respawns every 50 years. (mentioned in the first 2 chapters as i read)
well, anyways, im not too sure...my only point is "mera mera no mi will not come back....it belongs to ace and it would decrease the significance of ace's death if it would just be used by other characters in the future"
Don't know if someone has already pointed this out, but since BB has gained an ability to consume more that one fruit then if someone would make a great impact consuming the Mera Mera no Mi it should be him. Otherwise Coby is a good candidate as the heaviest theory relies on.