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Old 2009-09-25, 14:24   Link #147
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Originally Posted by james0246 View Post
Pardon me, I though you were making a very bad comparison between Goku, Naruto, and Luffy.

That being said, I don't understand. Whitebeard "got busy" (god that sounds stupid) in his first chapter...or ddi you forget the giant tidal wave that nearly killed everyone? And right after that were constant bearing of claws and ganshing of teeth by several of the big dogs until Oars made a break for Ace and he was promptly butchered (which is what would have happened to Whitebeard or Marco).

So, once again, your complaint is simply fallacious, and for someone that claims to only be "reporting" what happens in any particular chapter, you sure have selective memory as well as a fond appreciation for editing events to fit your pre-exsisting bias...

The war may not be what you wanted (I can't really argue against how you predetermined this war should play out, though I can point out that what you want doesn't matter to the actual story being told (don't you use that line every other post in the Bleach subforum)), but for you to claim that Whitebeard and company haven't been fighting, when literally anyone that looks through these images can see they have been, is simply silly.
So you call Whitebeard standing and only throwing out a few attacks fighting?
James you ever play Street fighter vidoe games??

How can I not read it, but also purposely ignore it? It's either one or the other, but not both...

"sigh", your line of reasoning for why the current chapters are "bad" is that Whitebeard and company aren't charging forward like Luffy is in this chapter. So, of course, we (myself and several other posters) pointed out the instance where one of Whitebeard's men charges forward.

In the end, you are arguing non-canonical information (Oars placement in the ranks) to prove a non-exsistent point (no-one important is charging forward). We do not know how important or unimportant Oars is to the Whitebeard crew, he could be the 5 or 6th most powerful for all we know. But, even if he was the weakest, it wouldn't matter because your line of argument is centered around any of Whitebeard and his company charging forward. Consequently, you have been proven wrong.
I didn't say cannon fodder [Oars] I said Whitebeard and his dang elites charging forth like Luffy. You can't even grasp this.

Except, Cell and Pain were one character, whereas the Big Dogs in the One Piece universe have thousands of supporting completely different situations...
No, it's not cause cannon fodder is for cannon fodder and big names are for big names. Oda just has his big names standing and pumping Luffy up.

Originally Posted by Rurik View Post
Ahhhh, actually it didn’t went like that, Cell went to various transformation before fighting Goku, and not until he fought Gohan that we saw all of his powers. Pain fought Jiriaya first, and he only did Half of what he was capable of when he fought In Konoha.

This is not really the world power ARC, this is the rescue Ace arc which started in Impel Down and the climax was set-up to be here. we only are seen a transitions between places

Whitebeard already showed a glimpse of what he is capable of, There is no character there intended to fight whitebeard directly, he is not a Principal character where the author can have the luxury to throw at him a Named Villain. Unless the Author just want to make someone defeating him and establish a villain power (which With Whitebeard I doubt it happens).

Everyone of the named Villain in this war has an intended fate with a Principal character, except maybe for Moira, who had his own Arc and was defeated already, so his relevance in the story has been diminished. And can now bee used as Canon Fodder just like Cocodrile.

Again the main difference here is that Both Pain and Cell where villains, whereas The whiteberd crew are presented as the good guys in this arc.
With the Government as the villains [Kizaru Shichibukai ect]...Whitebeard has to get through them to get to ace and he ain't doing it but he's letting Luffy do it...
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