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Thanks for the colour gift. Very nice :-)
Wa no Kuni, i'm too lazy to think, but "no" is a possessive particle in Japanese..."the country of Wa" would be the English translation of it...the "wa" could be "harmony"...roughly translated as "the country of Harmony".....samurai that live in a country of harmony...i wonder how this sheds light on Kinemon's and Momo's respectful nature? how they try to balance the "needs" and "wants" of other individuals with their own stead fast nature...("i don't get hungry" "i'm a samurai, i don't get cold") as a counter balance to other people...kinda like the Ying to everyones Yang....
I predict that straw hat & co. are headed into a fight with DD , it seems they are due for it :
1. Previous Arc's including the whole SH have had some connection to DD :
Auction house in sabody ( DD owned it) -> Involvement with FI island (significant source of slaves) -> Punk Hazard ( Heavy Affiliation as Joker)
2. The region the straw hats have been in recently may be tantamount to a territory ruled by DD , generally after these regions are cleared a big decisive fight occurs
Sabaody , FI , and PH together may indicate that these 3 islands make up part of DD's territory or at least a larger region where DD has considerable influence
Also , the apparent speed which Baby and Buffalo 5 reached PH and the mode of transportation DD is using to get there suggest Dressarosa isn't far off . It does not seem far enough for DD to require a traveling vessel to rest while on the waters . If it was a long voyage and the traveling conditions are just as crazy as expected in the New World it would not be good idea to travel in this manner if one is a DF user which DD is heavily expected to be.
3. The team up with another party outside the straw hats to deal with an affiliated enemy has already happened.
Vivii , and Robin towards the end : Crocodile and Baroque Works
Franky and Galley La : Ennies Loby and World Goverment
Brook and Thriller Bark Zombies : Moria and his minions
Hancock , Raleigh , Jinbe , Revolutionaries ect : Marine HQ and Impel Down
Jinbe and Fishman Island : Hordy Jones and 10k Fishman
and now we have Law : Donquixote Doflagmingo and Associates
4. They are already in place to have such a battle as the minions and associates of the major antagonist have been beaten : Ceasar , Monet , Vergo , Baby 5 , and Buffalo are down .
5. With the above said about distance between PH and dressarosa , even if the straw hats escape PH without meeting DD or if they do and the shadow figure stops and or delays DD, the log pose has a considerable chance of leading Straw Hats and co to Dressarosa anyways.
6. If Oda wants to deal with an arc for all of the following in about 8yrs ( 2 years since he said he was at the half way point after OP running for roughly 10 years) a DD fight must be addressed soon .
4 emperors assuming a 1 arc minimum : 4 arcs , Marines & World Government : 1 arc minimum , Each crew member achieving their goals : 2 arcs minimum , Supernova competition arc in the event all Yonkou are taken out of picture there will still likely be a struggle between emerging powers , an arc which leads to the discovery of Uranus the last of the ancient weapon trio and the chain of events which follow , post raftel issues , and various other transition type island arcs along the way.
The point is none of these have been started yet after 2 years of post time skip and one of these issues should be made into an arc soon
luffy will have to face him in a serious fight but if shanks doesnt get taken down by luffy then will shanks be a yonkou after luffy is a pirate king i dont think
in my mind luffy will take down shanks or shanks is defeated by a someone and d luffy goes after that particular person. in tis series i will particularly like to see all the yonkou defeated.
one qestion: if BB is not a yonkou then will the new government give a new term to the selected few in the new wolrd who has choosen their sides ( meaning the ones they support to go after the pirate king title) or will BB be classified as a supernova
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personally i would love ussop to be the king of snipers
but i dont think shanks will fight luffy
zoro will fight shanks if shanks says he is a swordsman then luffy owes it to zoo to let him fight shanks as he said to zoro that he can be the world strongest swordsman under him ( he who will become the world's pirate king)
Thanks to Redon from Pirateking.
ONE PIECE 696 RAW HQ
A large island nation with probably several cities, ridden by an uknown enemy who causes some kind of disaster, while SH are travelling there to help one of the residents of the island who they picked up in the way...
Well it's either pirates or WG. Revolutionaries don't have much to do in a land that isn't part of WG. What could have happened is that some people discovered Poneglyph there and WG increased the effort of making them a part of their super state.
uhm,so peacoms didn't count on smile,but his is a real DF. well,that's reassuring,so he deserved his bounty of 330 M !!! kaido's beasts won't be stronger than peacoms,imo.
So far, we don't know if artifical zoans are any better or any worse than real ones. All we know is that they are man made.
yeah,but I dislike the idea of man made DFs, cause it looks like a drug to me. and big mam is not so whicked to be in league with an underworld broker just to obtain power,wheras kaido is.
Apart from that, Kaidou probably obtains fruits from Dofla and then uses them. That's not so much wicked when compared to Big Mom who DESTROYS ISLANDS IF THEY DON'T HAVE CANDY OH AND ALSO EATS PEOPLE!!! (Sorry for the caps but I can't stress it enough.)
Can't wait to see, Kaidou. I'm guessing, DoFlamingo provided him an army and was going to produce "SAD" for him as well. If this is the case, then Law and Luffy will be at war with Big Mam and Kaidou.
Luffy taking on Shanks, can't wait to see how that plays out. lol.
We know Kaido was the one buying Smile from Dofla now only because he is the Emperor Law plans to defeat. If it were anyone else, destroying the SAD lab would have been pointless. Mam's disposition is completely tangential to the subject.