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Old 2013-03-19, 13:52   Link #21
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Oh my goodness. Aohige changed his avatar .

As for the chapter itself, I'm intrigued as to where the plot is going. I'm stoked for this tournament, as it's the first time One Piece has done a real tournament arc. It's pretty much a staple for shounen comics. And the old man being an admiral undercover is becoming even more heavily hinted at. It's better that people don't cause a commotion over someone so prestigious, so as not to attract any unwanted attention.
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Old 2013-03-19, 14:09   Link #22
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Why would Luffy participate in a tournament? He is a pirate after all. It would be more in-character for him to wander down to the arena and simply take the fruit and either fight everyone or just leave.

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And the old man being an admiral undercover is becoming even more heavily hinted at.
LOL, when did this become a thing? It sounds like a cheesy 70's procedural.

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Old 2013-03-19, 14:13   Link #23
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I totally see Luffy winning that Mera Mera fruit and consuming it.
And exploding (but failing to explode, instead, rubber body expands)
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Old 2013-03-19, 14:14   Link #24
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It's probably been mentioned a number of times, but I really like Luffy's current Muten Roshi look. It kind of fits the tournament situation now as well.
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Old 2013-03-19, 14:14   Link #25
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BTW, would someone who is powerful enough to win this kind of tournament really need a(n additional) DF power?

I think whoever takes part won't do it for himself but a friend.
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Old 2013-03-19, 14:37   Link #26
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Oh my goodness. Aohige changed his avatar .
I'm upset they keep pushing back the release date for my Reset figure, so I had her eat me.
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Old 2013-03-19, 15:17   Link #27
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And exploding (but failing to explode, instead, rubber body expands)
with the rubber fruit, luffy was still weak to getting cut and skewered
with ace's fire fruit, you can take those 2 weaknesses out and just leave haki
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Old 2013-03-19, 15:44   Link #28
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with the rubber fruit, luffy was still weak to getting cut and skewered
with ace's fire fruit, you can take those 2 weaknesses out and just leave haki
But how will it look?
Molten rubber?
The mera mera fruit negates half of his current abilities (the stretching as offense (gum bazooka/pistol etc) and defensive (projectile rebound)).
It just doesn't really add to his skill set.
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Old 2013-03-19, 15:54   Link #29
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But how will it look?
Molten rubber?
The mera mera fruit negates half of his current abilities (the stretching as offense (gum bazooka/pistol etc) and defensive (projectile rebound)).
It just doesn't really add to his skill set.
Why does it have to melt? maybe he can manipulate the flames in such a way that both the abilities go hand in hand?
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Old 2013-03-19, 16:11   Link #30
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But how will it look?
Molten rubber?
The mera mera fruit negates half of his current abilities (the stretching as offense (gum bazooka/pistol etc) and defensive (projectile rebound)).
It just doesn't really add to his skill set.
It doesn't really negate the abilities, it just makes them useless. He doesn't need to be rubber to stretch; the Logia power alone can do this just fine.

Though there could still be the possibility, that by combining two fruits it would result in a new completely different power.
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Old 2013-03-19, 16:28   Link #31
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Why does it have to melt? maybe he can manipulate the flames in such a way that both the abilities go hand in hand?
I was just stating a possibility since fire (high heat) melts rubber.

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It doesn't really negate the abilities, it just makes them useless. He doesn't need to be rubber to stretch; the Logia power alone can do this just fine.

Though there could still be the possibility, that by combining two fruits it would result in a new completely different power.
You're forgetting the properties of rubber. It boosts his attack power and striking speed.

Of course anything is possible, but that's hardly an argument. The only dual fruit user is Blackbeard thus until more pop up his way is the only confirmed way. So I think we should only speculate with the facts we know to keep the discussion sensible.
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Old 2013-03-19, 16:34   Link #32
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Luffy already has Red Hawk...getting the fire fruit's powers doesn't seem likely or else this technique would lose its specialness.

That said...the fanboy in my would love it if he did get the mera mera powers xD
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Old 2013-03-19, 16:42   Link #33
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I still don't see any of the Straw-Hats eating the mera mera fruit, nor do I see any reason for them to take it for themselves (at least, aside from the ones I listed a couple threads back). But enough of that for now....


Anyway, something I found interesting is that the announcer guy at the tournament still referred to Doflamingo as the king, rather than former king. That further leads me to believe that Mingo fabricated the news of giving up his positions. As far as the sword thief goes, while I said earlier that he could be one of Dofla's goons, I could also see him being the other Wano samurai.


Oh, and lol at Caribou's resemblance to the rebel leader in the ministory.


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Well, you still used the raw chapter as the source for your summary, so I think that sorta kinda still counts as a translation..... maybe? But I'll make sure to correct that in future threads, anyway.
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Old 2013-03-19, 16:55   Link #34
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Hmm I wonder if Blackbeard or someone from his crew will come to claim the Mera Mera fruit, if they're still looking to collect all the strongest fruits it wouldn't be too far fetched. Could you just imagine Blackbeard getting his hands on it in front of Luffy, now that I would love to see.
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Old 2013-03-19, 17:04   Link #35
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As far as the sword thief goes, while I said earlier that he could be one of Dofla's goons, I could also see him being the other Wano samurai.
Or fairies really do exist!
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Old 2013-03-19, 17:22   Link #36
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^If so, then that "fairy" didn't do a very good job of hiding that sword!


BTW, I find it interesting that "Zatoichi" didn't want to tell Luffy who he really was. I guess that means if he IS Fujitora, then he's probably more on the neutral side like Aokiji (since he didn't attempt to take down Luffy).....
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Old 2013-03-19, 18:07   Link #37
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A tournament arc huh? The only highlight from this would be the participating fighters whoever they are.
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Old 2013-03-19, 18:26   Link #38
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Blind guy has the scars of your typical swordsmen, so are we getting the classic blind swordsman... Regardless, he is either one of those legendary missing pirates, or high level marine officers.

And I am guessing the thief is also heading towards the coliseum, allowing Zoro and the band joining the tournament accidentally. And with no big names on that list, I hope the participants do not include Luffy. And Zoro vs. the Samurai would be a great finale, for the tournament.
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Old 2013-03-19, 18:35   Link #39
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Suddenly...Luffy vs Zoro in the coliseum

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Old 2013-03-19, 18:58   Link #40
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That is a good chapter. Tournament should be fun to watch. So thats why Oda put Robbin on the transfer team, the blind man would have been called out in a heart beat. It makes sense for all the other idiots(Strike Team) to not know who the mysterious man is. Looking at all these puppets, I wonder if Daflamingo is controlling any of them? Makes you wonder if he was the first puppet who met the strike team(Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Kinemon, and Franky) on Dressrosa. The fight for the Mera Mera No Mi just got better. Colosseum fighting area looks to small to handle a huge fight, especially if the straw hats getting into it.

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How can a powerful people like the Blind Swordsman truly ever be undercover if power houses can detect their strong presence? During the time skip training, Rayleigh was able to gauge power levels, detect number of creatures, and their presence. Can Daflamingo or any of his goons detect blind mans power presence at the colosseum?

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