it was the DF of rufy's brother. therefore,the only one who will eat it will be rufy's brother: Sabo!!!
I'm thinking that the fruit will be eaten by whoever joins the Straw Hats after Jinbe.
I'd say it might be one of those:
He could be stupid enough to eat it, and he might survive since we still don't know why Blackbeard was able to have two DF.
If it's because he's a D, that would mean that Luffy can too, since he's also a D.
He's a cook, his element is clearly fire, and he's been falling behind in the Monster Trio, so he's a good candidate.
My only points against it is that he's the best swimmer, and his "dream" is to find All Blue...
I'll be honest, I'm not sure why, but I think that Momo might do it.
Being a kid, he could be stupid like Luffy was when he was a kid, and he could try to eat that DF.
He would then become a "Fire Dragon", or something like that...
He might be able to survive thanks to the fact that the "Dragon DF" he has was manufactured, and wasn't a real one... who knows...
Personally, if he does get the fruit, I'd rather he lose gomu gomu no mi. Two abilities seems like overkill. My actual inclination though is that Luffy will become the second, and last, character with two devil fruit abilities. This balances out Blackbeard, probably Luffy's last adversary before he reaching Raftel. Teach wields a darkness (yami yami no mi) that will shake (gura gura no mi) the world. Luffy will counter with a passion and determination (mera mera no mi) tempered by flexibility (gura gura no mi).
Mera mera no mi is one of the stronger known devil fruit, comparable to Kuzan's hie hie no mi, if used to it's fullest potential. I can't imagine Luffy's third in command gaining a fruit that powerful. Sanji then would be arguably the strongest Strawhat, by a fairly wide margin, with the mera mera no mi, armament haki, observation haki, powering Sanji's "black leg" to almost obscene levels. The same could also be said about Zoro. Add mera mera no mi to his swordsmanship and haki, and he arguably is the strongest Strawhat, if not the strongest over all character.Quote:
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And Luffy is also a D, so he has the VERY SPECIAL power of being able to have more than 1 DF.
That would be very bad, if the main character is 1 out of a million with a special power and that he doesn't use it.
So, I think that, if it's revealed that indeed it's because BB was D that he could get multiple DF, there's no way Luffy won't get a second one as well.
Marco outright said that it's because of his body, never mentioned anything about the D, but about his body, and it kinda makes sense since that punk could tank some serious blow like it was nothing, while Luffy's tanking abilities are mainly due to his Gomu Gomu no Mi
I was under the impression Teach did not have the will of D. I may have misinterpreted Whitebeard's speech, but that is a possible implication of saying Teach is not the one, a page after Roger explained D. I have always thought he meant that Teach may be D in name, but does not have the "Will of D", as Roger explained it.
What's wrong with the idea of Luffy saving the fruit for someone he thinks is good enough to eat it and join the Straw Hats?
There is meaning in Ace's ability respawning, just like there was meaning in Teach gaining Whitebeard's ability. What that meaning is will depend, in the end, on what actually happens to the mera mera no mi. Teach seizing the gura gura no mi was more than a power up. The Whitebeard Pirates were a family, Edward Newgate was the father. Teach was the prodigal son; disgraced, exiled, and pursued by his brethren. A son killing his father, and seizing his power, is a common archetype in many creation myths. Teach filled that archetype by killing Whitebeard, stealing his ability, and seizing his territory. Hopefully whatever happens to the mera mera no mi can also has some meaning, rather than just a power up for one of the supporting characters.