Bellamy was probably too low for Dofla to consider him a real part of the crew.
He probably has Conqueror Haki, yeah.
(This doesn't mean he isn't a douchebag.)
There is certainly more then one way to be a considered a "good leader". Obviously Luffy presents one side of the coin, but another side can be one where the leader's life is held hight above everyone else and thus his subordinates are easily willing to die for him because they believe that he can accomplish something that no one else can. I think this is the case with Doflamingo's crew, they believe that there isn't any other person who can become PK other then Doflamingo therefore they will do anything for him. What makes this type of a system work is the fact that the leader still has to acknowledge the work and faith that his subordinates show in him in one form or another.
If not then there really isn't any reason for the subordinates to freely follow that leader, and if they follow him to achieve their own goals or because they have to then that becomes a totally different system. We've seen from both the captain and the crew that they respect and value one another as well as their crew, but like i said the captain's life is without a doubt more valuable then everyone else's life. To a lot of these people simply being allowed to be apart of such a group is all they need to in order to know how much they are valued by the leader. It's not the easiest system of leadership to understand, but it is one of the more radical and subsequently effective ones out there.
Aokiji and Doflamingo arriving, jack (presumably crocodile) being gonna be involved too,kid and the other supernovas charghing, caribo at kaido's. This saga is gonna be epic,the only thing which makes it below water 7 (and so goes for all the other sagas) is the fact these haven't got betrayal and mysterious trolls.
I found this post on another forum and i am posting this here but i still believe the guy isnt Aokiji, Oda is just trolling us.
My prediction about chapter 696 of One Piece:
In the next chapter I think Law will retrieve Caesar and maybe even Buffalo and Baby 5 (in the truth I would prefer if he will retrieve only Caesar, while Baby 5 will be retrieved by Sanji, so maybe she will fall in love with him).
For Buffalo I don't care, I hope he will sink in the sea and will die, since he is ugly, a boring character with a horrible devil fruit.
After this I don't think that the crew will leave the island immediately (although there is still the possible that they will leave the island before the arrival of Doflamingo), because before they will force Caesar to give him the antidote to free Kinemon and maybe if they are still alive the other marine that were petrified.
Obviously there is the possibility that Caesar will give them even the definitive antidote to treat children, even if in the truth I still that Chopper has already found out the way to cure them.
There is the possibility that Caesar will asks how Smoker is still alive, and then Law will tell him the truth.
In this case we could see the situation of Monet, or maybe Sanji and /or Brook will return back to retrieve her.
In the case that she really died I believe that we see her only after the arrival of Doflamingo.
Infact the moment that He will find her body, there is a high possible that we will see a flashback where we could know something about Monet, about her relationship with Do Flamingo.
my prediction for next chapter I think there is a high possibility for this new char and doflamingo will meet (like everyone says) Which will delay doflamingo arrival to PH
now if it was Aokiji there would be no reason for him to fight a shchibukai unless doflamingo gets crazy and gets eager to fight him (i can really enjoy this fight)
I don't know about monet surviving or vergo i don't think there is someone who will go to take care of them unless law wants something from them Which i don't think is true now i don't think smoker will just leave the SH and Law be so maybe he will request to fight one of them which will result of him getting rofl stomped again (it is sad i always thought he is like garp was to roger but to luffy but he isn't this strong)
Oda - "I'll make him so small that people can hardly see him, but he'll look like Aokiji just so that people would think he's Aokiji, so I could fool them because it's totally someone else."
That totally sounds plausible.
I already said that he looks like the most to be Jozu. But here is an other one theory, the guy at the big bird sitting seems like he has an hat at his left leg. So if we go at chapter 692 page 8 (http://www.mangapanda.com/one-piece/692/8) the guy in the middle in the end of page with the hat is leaving and going somewhere.
It's just a shadow with white mouth. You can't even see the facial lines like cheek or chin or eyebrows or anything else for that matter. It could be Aokiji's mouth just like it could be Joz's, Rockstar's or Spandine's mouth. The problem is, the shadow on top of a bird head isn't Joz or Rockstar or Spandine. It's someone slim with a hairstyle similar to Aokiji's and a sitting postion same as Aokiji's.
Sleeps like Aokiji, talks like Aokiji, travels alone like Aokiji, looks like Aokiji, sits like Aokiji.
Btw, that looks like Caimie's palm to me, not like a mistake. There are small mistakes made by Oda here and there, there's even a website dedicated to those. Still, I have yet to see him accidentaly confuse major characters (or any).
Last edited by Razh; January 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM.