It may or may not happen, but my point is eating mera mera doesn't automatically belong in the top 3 monsters. By the way, those 3 logica admirals only scare pirates in GL, they can't control anyone in NW. WB fought Ace because he wanted to play with Ace, it didn't mean Marco couldn't do anything hence WB was forced to fight. I'm really not sure whether Ace was as strong as Marco but it's a useless argument now that Ace died.
GL is much shorter, my only hope is that Oda won't pull any hax power related to mera mera, thanks to old Yamamoto's bankai in Bleach a lot of people want Luffy to have something similar to those East, West and North hax abilities.
As long as Luffy & Zoro aren't the ones who have the df then I'm fine with whatever outcomes like BB has the df in the future or the df is taken by CP0, Fujitora, Koby or any new characters.
Since this is One Piece, I'd expect some silly character to get it accidentally. Like, I could see the doll (the one helping Franky) end up eating it somehow...
On a side note, I fully expect this tournament to get broken up somehow. There's no way it's going to just go smoothly up until the fruit is awarded...
If Luffy did give Coby the mera mera, would the WG see it as a peace offering and offer Luffy Dofla's recently vacated Shichibukai spot?
No crew member will gain a DF after joining. They make it abundantly clear how much they hate phishing Luffy out of the sea. Franky turned it down, Zoro would see it as a crutch, Sanji would hate to not be able to save a drowning Robin-swan, Ussop might but i think he like Franky enjoys a swim. Hell Luffy and Chopper wish they could swim. So it will be given to a new crew member or a new friend. Burgess will not as that would make him a rival with Luffy which makes no sense in a BB vs SH battle. Leaning toward Rebecca or Cavendish.
I don't see why the sunny wouldn't float if it is given a DF. The sunny is a boat, boats float because of physics and buoyancy and whatnot. A DF would not have an effect on that. More so, people with DF sink because they get paralized and can't swim, not because of physics violating magic.
As for who will get the fruit.... No clue, there really are a lot of strong people there. Burges would be a very realistic candidate but I don't think luffy will allow for that to happen. What if garp suddenly appears and takes the fruit for himself? It is also a strong possibility that luffy will get it and simply keep it as a memento if no one in his crew wants it.
If the boat gets a[ zoan] fruit, there isn't even a hint given for paramecias or logia to be able to work with objects, what will stop the wood from being affected like any other DF user? Most humans in the OP world should be able to float by keeping air in their lungs, but they are not. The boat has no soul, so what is it gonna do with the mera-Mera? It wouldn't be able to use the power without an own mind.
sanji! I just think its super strange that after two year oda only gave him sky walk! If he has fire he can roast sea king meat on the spot for luffy duh! SH need a logia and sanji is perfect to be one.
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I think sanji will eat it by accident though since I think he would want to swim, so basically similar to buggy
For some reason I'm also putting my money on Sanji.
Of monster trio he is the "weakest".
I know you don't need a DF to be strong. We have plenty of proof on that.
But I just feel like Sanji is lacking behind in strength. The Mera Mera no mi would boost his diablo kick or whatever it's called.
Plus ( not a valid reason) As a chef, he'd make good use of the powers.
I honestly don't want Coby or anyone else to get it. Two fruits for Luffy might be overkill ( if he somehow can also handle having two that is)