Who knows? Even if he can get more devil fruit, I think he'll just give mera mera no mi to one of his flunkies. Or, he could have someone eat it to avoid it being stolen and then absorb Burgess's devil fruit power, unless death is needed. But I dunno if Burgess will get mera mera no mi... he should to establish Blackbeard as more of a Straw Hat enemy.
the fruit has almost been lost in everything else going on in the recent chapters
i am dying to see what Donfla's plan is to do with the fruit, to see if he actually intends to give it to the winner of the tournament
something tells me it wont go over that smoothly
That's the point, he thought he had it all planed three steps ahead, not realizing that it won't matter in the end with Luffy being the biggest wild card that could exist. Someone seeking danger won't be stopped by traps. Oda putting emphasis on Doffy being so devious, using tricks, lies and his power to win, only to make him fail at the end.
If Gladius is Sabo (doesn't seem like it) I'd guess that the fruit would be his.
when luffy sets his mind on something he usually accomplishes it, now he was determined to save ace, which ultimately he didnt do
but other than that he doesnt really fail
so i would be kind of surprised for someone other than one of luffy's allies ultimately eating that fruit
Although I do think that Rebecca might be a possible choice, since even if she lost Luffy might give her the DF (I am convinced he'd rather die than let anyone untrustworthy have his brother's power), I have a feeling that Luffy will be in a pinch. He will have to decide on a whim what to do with the DF because otherwise it will be out of reach for him. As I said, possible outcomes are...
a) that he gives Rebecca the fruit since she has proven that her intention is to save someone dear to her (just like Ace was to Luffy) and reflects some of what he had gone through in Marineford. Giving her that power would enable her to save the one most important to her.
b) Luffy might eat the fruit himself. I do know that it sounds crazy at first but I do think that it might be possible. There are a few reasons why actually: Luffy does not want to hand over the Mera-Mera-no-Mi to BB, who in turn would either claim the power as his own or give it to one of his crewmates. Thinking about it I would be sure that BB would absorb Ace's power just like Whitebeard's. And that's the thing that's bothering me the most. There are a lot of theories out there stating that BB could take over Whitebeard's power because of his DF. But I have a slightly different take on the matter...
Blackbeard is a man with the middle initial D. and there are only three others with the same initial. What if the power to absorb more than one DF was reserved to the people of the Will of D? It would at least explain a little just why the World Government is so desperate to bring these people under their control or eliminate them if unable to do so. Also, there would be more of a balance in power. BB would otherwise be completely overpowered compared to Luffy or anyone else in the One Piece world. By having someone who can pull off the same trick, he might faced with a serious threat. One bite from a fruit is already enough to get the power.
It would also be kind of a beautiful justice since then Luffy would still have a part of his brother with him.
Also, yes, I know that it was once mentioned that people might explode should they eat a second Devil Fruit but I learned that with Oda you can't believe anything that is said until it's shown...
Two times he made me believe that Bon-chan was dead and two times he proved me wrong!!!!!
I'm still betting that the power goes to a new member of the Straw Hat. I just hope that Burgess doesn't grab it during the chaos that'll ensue during the battle with Doflamingo's forces. He seems like a wild card at the moment.
Wicca has been on zoros back the whole time. What if the get new wanted posters for every crew member and wicca being on zoros shoulder put her in the wanted list with a bounty on her? And zoro and co. are in the colisseum right now. Wicca might sneak around for some reason and come across mera no mi and eat it. Thus increasin her chance to join he crew further...
Lufy realy likes strange things to join his crew. There must be a dwarf in his crew...
What I was trying to say is that people with the Will of D. in general might be able to eat more than one DF, whether they know it or not and BB could be the only one aware of it.