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Punk Hazard is an all around epic arc. Obviously not to be compared to the War or Enes Lobby, yet still excellent in it's own right. The Heart and Strawhat alliance is a real treat, not what I expected when Law first appeared. The best part is this should last a long time. Whichever Yonkou they really do attack, I expect a year long saga or more, with a chapter count comparable to Baroque Works.Quote:
Caesar is gonna be pissed when he realizes he has no chance of victory, and that Luffy and Law are going to take him out.
I'm curious what is doing with them as well, and what has happened to the samurai. I also think they will have some meaningful role, even if I haven't a clue what that will be.Quote:
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Law gels with the crew really nicely. On Saboady the most he saw was their reaction to the extreme situation of a tenryuubito getting attacked. Now he's seeing that Straw Hat crazy is always crazy. For a weird reason everyone is okay with Brownbeard being dead
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OMFG at Law and his faces. I generally hope that him and chopper become epic mates, its priceless. Also HA to anyone who thought that Law was going to be a bad guy :P (though I suppose I shouldn't be too cocky this is OP after all, maybe this is all just an elaborate plan to turn chopper into his new hat :P)
I guess we'll find out the name of the Yonkou after CC is dealt with. Also I fucking burst out laughing at Luffy asking Law "Hey are you going to betray me" and Law just simply replying "No", if anything that just confirmed to me that this alliance will probably last till the end of OP, well at least their friendship will
I love Law's reactions this chapter. Those wtf faces priceless. Chopper looks like an oversized keychain accessory hanging on law's sword. Pretty Cute.
Anyhow Correct me me if I'm wrong. So they want to kidnap CC to incite confusion while they look for meds to help the kids? -.-? I don't understand the need to kidnap... Just defeating the guy seems alright already. Or perhaps Law plans on acquiring a weapon or research that CC developed. Is this part of his strategy to defeat a yonkou? I am mystified.
As for the yonkou, My money's on Big Mom. Everything seems to be leading to her. I speculate that they will run into Eustass Kid aswell. I seem to remember reading him sinking 2 of big moms ships so it seems he is currently engaged vs big Mom. More of commerce raiding than direct assault that is. And perhaps throw in the sun pirates in there. Jimbe for backup. That would be a nice alliance already, assuming Kid joins them.
I mean, even when we know Dragon and Ivan, Sabo would be a great way to introduce the army of the Revolutionary, imho.
That gives him plot reason, and a good one imho. But if he's not with Dragon, then I can't see any reason for him to be alive.
All in all, I too doubt Dragon went off that island empty handed, he should have achieved something, and imho that's likely a new loyal subordinate that we all know.
Proof you ask?
Well while it's not proof, Sabo didn't have any plot reason to die, he has a plot reason to be alive, exactly because Dragon was present there.
If Dragon wasn't then this would not make sense, neither would give a plot reason in that case.
Oda doesn't kill off characters without it has some sorts of impact, Soda been shown to die right after Ace in such a manner is all the more pointless to me, it would make much greater sense if he's still alive.
All the pain of death and sorrow was given to Ace, and then we didn't even see Soda die after all the details Ace was given? I can hardy think it's the end for him.
Each of them probably takes a different path, all starting as pirates, though Soda's time as pirate was short.
Either way, I don't think thinking Soda is alive is wishful thinking, it actually makes sense, and it would not make sense if he's dead.
If you think about it with this paradigm, it makes sense
Sorry if this is seen as off-topic, but Id like to think it isn't due to the image of Ace grave Oda gave us in this chapter, these pictures don't seem pointless, there could be hidden messages in them
I kinda think he's not dead might wake up and be a leader to his centaurs....Just before the marines re-arrest them
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Furtheremore just because Mihawk taught him something doesn't mean it was the same direct teaching Luffy got from Rayleigh, although it is very likely.
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I fail to see any plot reason for that, we only saw a ship blow up, that isn't very emotional to me, nor did it have a huge impact on Luffy as it had when Ace died.
I wouldn't just say I'm wrong, we could both be right you know.
Don't try to be pedantic with me, to me he got the most out of his training after he left the dojo[where you learn kendo and style, a style that nobody but Zoro trained] and became a bounty hunter[he was already famous by the time Luffy met him] and later a mugiwara crew member[seeing him lift weights or sleep 100% of his time on the ship]. And even at the dojo it was him alone, that trained weight lifting and etc. IMHO I doubt that Koshiro ordered him to train that way, not that he was a bad sensei, but you can't teach a style you don't know yourself.Therefore most of his moves are self thought and his own, not something taught. One could say that Luffy got a trainer to in form of Ace/Sabo and Garp, but that was mostly him trying out, experimenting with his powers, on his own. If you like just add "adult" before "life", if that solves your problem with my statement.
How do I know it was swordmanship? Because Zoro lacked the swordmanship skills and begged the best swordmans of the world to train him. See how I wrote "mainly" and mentioned it's "probable" that it could be haki too? I'm not talking about exclusively swordmanship, but I personally hope it to be that way, that's why I made some arguments to support my opinion.
They surely should do that somewhere after this chapter or that's an indicator that he's still alive. Would be weird if they rolled on the floor laughing right beside a corpse. XD
To add to the Sabo discussion[heavy off-topic guys. :P, this is the place to go [Character] Sabo Thread]:
Sabo was an example of how much freedom one could have in this time, why pirates and revolutionaries are needed in this world, to showcase the corruption and give us and the characters a rationale why we should support those groups that threaten the supposedly peaceful reign of the World Government.
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Ok guys this is my last post in this matter,i'm curios why the hell Oda put a page explicitly in chapter 589 that in the same day when Sabo accident happened Dragon came back with someone in the night of the same day http://www.batoto.net/read/_/13913/o...by_mangarule/8 and in this cover there are 3 sake cups in front of Ace grave,now guys tell me do you realy belive that Oda who i'm sure he didn't write the databook page by page and some editors did he put such a big spoiler in a databook? for me ofcourse he wants do be some confusion if he is alive or not but he already put hints in the manga that he is alive.
Cheers for linking, this is proof enough for me that Soda isn't dead unless confirmed othervice, I really can't get my head around why some say he's certain dead with that page, there is neither proof for his death nor him being alive, however there are strong indications of both, but mostly that he's alive, due to that page.
If he's with Dragon, it would make One Piece all the more interesting, I got good hopes for Oda's story telling
Say all you want though, I'm aware my post sounds like wishful thinking, but I really cba to make it sound objective, the points of logic in it self is objective enough to me.
As it is, Soda is neither confirmed alive, nor dead.