I doubt that the little dragon is actually momonosuke. it's true that kinemon's expression hinted that,but he already talked about a child,and when the SHs were near the (giant) children,he said that momonosuke wasn't with them. shouldn't he have told them that his child was a dragon?
the dragon is not momonosuke,nay,that dragon was serving caesar...
So considering everything (spoiler tags above), how I'm supposed to be excited about him as the centrepiece of this arc? He is a scientist, not a proper villain. He is a pawn of Doflamingo and will most likely end up as a tool of Law's and Luffy's. Honestly he is destined to be average from the very beginning. To either defend or expect anything from him is nothing but a waste of time.
Franky is a cyborg not a devil fruit user, thus the ks chains should have no effect on him. As such I'm not seeing why he is supposed to handicapped. Due to his cyborg body he is very versatile. The fact Franky didn't mention anything about being limited, just proves he is clearly held back by Oda for plot purpose.
Now to be more clear, this whole situation is poorly staged to make the events more terrifying, serious and what not. This is like plastic surgery, CGI or whatever. It is fake, thus doesn't feel natural at all. Therefore there is no tension (for me at least).
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I'm afraid, Franky cannot make his coup de boo anymore with his body of him. That's sad, that was one of my favorite T-T
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I dont know if already posted but, since it will be 2 very long weeks, I will contribute with this possible theory by Redon: according to this explanation from Blueno, Smiley could die because being a DF user, the candy CC makes him eat has a second DF inside of it. That would lead to its explotion... Notice that in the explanation, Blueno says that scientist know how DF works, and CC is a scientist:
The idea was suggested by Redon, source: Pirateking.
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The little Dragon will hopefully be nothing more than a way to escape from the smoke for Zoro and Crew. Though based on it's size and the fact it's running away, I'm not too optimistic. But in the name of getting things moving further along, I'd be happy if Zoro and Crew were somehow thrown into the mix. I'm kinda hoping that all the SH will end up under the cage Luffy's group is stuck in. Not only could everyone be freed, and bodies could be swapped back but what a nice way to get the attack going... Though I bet Law has better plans....
As far as CC goes.. IMHO, he's a great villain for this arc.. Clever but confident, clearly overly so. But between his knowledge of science and technology and his development of his DF.. a unique and cunning enemy. (and a nice Change after that waste of space Hody Jones..) In the end without the addition of Vergo and Monet, I bet he'd be no struggle to dispose of... But for me at least that's why CC fits his role. In the end he will likely end up as an afterthought from all the madness about to ensue from the Luffy Law alliance. I'm personally interested in after his capture and whatever intel he might have...
Getting ahead of myself now... OK.
And it seems like Smoker will once again help Luffy against his will :-)
I wonder if we will have the rematch Luffy was speaking about when they met. He may not be happy to hear that the heart and the strawhat pirates have made an union.
I'm agreeing with Blackhair. CC (and this arc) is no better than Moria and TB.
There's been so many "ultimate death" enemies like Moria cutting your shadow - your screwed, or Magellen - total poison - you're screwed - oh and Luffy got f'd far worse by both those guys. Not to mention various almost defeats by all three (including former) Admirals.
CC has an above average ability, but he's way below average in vile villain.
Oh wait - Luffy lost the first round against everyone but Don Kreig as well... that should say something. Ah I miss when arcs were just a chapter or two... there's too much fluff in it now.
If i remember correctly, during the Enies Lobby arc, Fukuro said that kairoseki is basically the hardest material out there, it would have been impossible to free Robin from the handcuffs without the key, so Franky can't do anything against it, no matter how strong he is now.
- The candy contained a chemical that reacted with the gas Smiley is composed of. This killed Smiley and hence his fruit respawned. I believe in this one as of now.
- The candy did contain a second DF and the theory is right.
Please keep in mind that Blueno says that the exploding stuff is a folk tale and not to be taken serious (i.e. nothing happens if you eat a second DF).
Also we would have to see two fruits spawn (maybe the other day was a banana or pineapple or whatever and respawned in the nearest fruit of that kind).
As it is the first theory is more probable since easier and more coherent with the information given (which might be incomplete after all).
You are in fact right that Vegapunk knows most (all) about DF and CC maybe learned a thing or two from Vegapunk.
I don't think Smiley ate a second DF inside the candy. There's just no science in that, no reason for CC to experiment all that time if it was all due to a second DF. Plus there's no reason why a chemical reaction by itself wouldn't do the job, adding a second DF just un necessarily complicates things.