I recall someone saying that Luffy should be able to defeat Shichibukai more easily by now. After all, his goal is to be Pirate King.
And if He defeats Doflamingo, things will get more interesting. If He really is connected to higher ups, Luffy will start to move the strings of the world, literally. I want him to bring chaos, I want him to shake the world.
Being defeated by Doflamingo is a no-no.
Or maybe they won't fight all out now, maybe a small skirmish where Dofla will show his DF. But i think Dofla most important goal now is to save CC. If he got any spare time, he might show Law some manners. LOL
And it would be a good chance to really piss off Doflamingo, if he gets CC, it's like all this arc is meaningless, since the condition for Law's plan to work is destroy SAD and get CC, if Dofla gets his hand on CC, he can create as much SAD as he wants so...
I think Dofla is hella strong, but I don't think Luffy's pants should start shaking when he arrives.
But i have a feeling that they will meet, maybe when luffy and law are trying to leave PH. And yeah i agree with you that Dofla will be really pissed if he saw them.
Because yeah, if he faces Luffy, he's going down. The time for defeats is over. Kaizoku Luffy should be an unstoppable force of nature.
I don't even think Oda will go with the usual formula (Arlong, Crocodile, Enel, Lucci, Moria, Magellan and Caesar) of having Luffy lose the first round.
It has been way too long, and Fishman Island was little more than appetizer. It was kinda like Oda saying "look, I know these guys are weak, but Brook now freezes things, Nami shocks even more things, Robin has more hands, Chopper is a monster, Usopp can back his words now, Franky still rules, Sanji can fly, Zoro is still a god, and Luffy should trample over Hody easily enough but I'll give Hody some hack powers just so you can see a longer fight."
The only thing I want to see more than serious Sanji and Zoro fights is a serious Luffy fight against a big opponent. And Oda knows we are salivating for this. With 9 Strawhats (and eventually 10 when Jinbei joins) it will be hard for Oda to pull off arcs like Arlong Park and Ennies Lobby, where everyone has their long awesome fight - because, for instance, at three chapters per fight it would take over 6 months to wrap up each arc - and that's after the fighting began.
So, as anti-climatic as it may seem, since nobody but Law has had a serious fight in this arc, Doflamingo will probably battle Luffy very soon. And either Luffy wins there, or Doflamingo wins the first round, and the Strawhats go straight for Dressrosa to kick his ass. Granted, the latter does sound more likely, but it would mean we'll have to wait until August or so to see Luffy win a serious fight.
Even Law's fight wasn't all that serious, because he one shotted Vergo once he got his heart back, which made him unable to fight seriously, I don't think that Law and Vergo are at the same level honestly
Audience: "Wait, what?"
Which, together with his earlier defeat to Law, puts Smoker (presumably) way below Luffy, and completely out of the running for playing Garp to Luffy's Roger.
So... will the new age's Garp be Coby?
Vergo is one of my favorite bad guys, and I hope that he does not die here. I thought this arc had only a few chapter left, but with the addition of Doflamingo, things my get a little harry. I think it is a bit to early for the Alliance to take on Doflamingo. It seems like he cares about his crewman and when he makes it to Punk Hazard, he will probably try to save them instead of going after the strawhats
nice chapter,it was obvious that caesar would have pierced monet's heart instead. yet,doflamingo's arrival was unexpected, I didn't expect things not to be slowed down,as oda usually does
Therefore it would be Pierre, Marco, Pell and my bet is on the Laffite guy from Blackbeard's crew. He was shown with angel-like wings, it might be one of the fruits. Hence, we're missin' one. Don't count Monet, I bet her Harpy-like fruit is the Smiley Artificial one.
On to the chapter. Stuffs're happenin' fast, thanks god! Franky's Wapometal holds still, great! But General Franky is such a moron. I am sure it's not meant to be a weapon, just a fkin' tank and future cage for Devil Fruit users. Franky has his aces hidden in the "sleeves" of his own body. He's the sly guy who won't show us anything of his newly found (Vegapunk's copied) technologies until Oda decides to...
SAD exploded, hence I should be right sayin' that Vergo is done for. Although it made my heart beat when I saw him smilin', in that moment I wished he would survive and become good guy fosterin' charity. Anything but killing him off, please. Same goes for Monet, she must be dead, her heart was pierced by icicle!
Nami's gonna shine next chapter, finally. We have not seen much from the Strawhats, yet! So even one new "Wind technique" is gonna be enough now, in my opinion.
Doflamingo's coming? Oh my freakin' god. He is pissed off, determined to kill those fucking brats, rookies, as he calls them. I can't see him getting beaten yet though, he will arrive late. Either Strawhats and co. will leave the island soon - that would mean the defeat of Baby 5 and Buffalo - or Doflamingo will bump into something on the open sea, hence he won't be able to come. I can imagine some scenario where he bumps into marine warship with vice-admiral on it. And he can't tell him true, can he? But nor he can kill him off, they'd report him to headquarters, after all. In case he manages to come soon enough, he must be beaten. I doubt he would pick up his minions and retreat. But he is one of the main, most evil villains so far, so I don't wanna see his arse getting a kick, just not yet!
Now let's swallow it and wait for 3 weeks, guys.
Happy new incomming year 2013.
I'm guessing they will miss Dofla. His followers seem quite devoted to him and I imagine that when they fight all of his minions will be there.
Maybe he will safe vergo and monet
So Doflamingo is coming uh.
But my guess is that he wont fight the strawhats their.
He will find baby 5 and the other guy defeated and decides to kidnap some one.
Strawhats will follow ofcourse.
Dressrosa doesnt seem to be far away.
It would make more sence to fight at a new place.