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Old 2013-07-06, 00:52   Link #81
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My personal theory is that in order to really become an admiral or above, you need some sort of DF ability...
Garp already prove the wrong.
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Old 2013-07-06, 02:03   Link #82
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I recall that Zephyr from Movie Z didn't have any DF power as well
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Old 2013-07-06, 08:49   Link #83
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I recall that Zephyr from Movie Z didn't have any DF power as well
But he's not canon, so he doesn't count. ^^
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Old 2013-07-06, 10:51   Link #84
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Garp already prove the wrong.
Not true- he was only a VA. Let me put my theory another way- once you get promoted to Admiral level, they (the world government, Marines, whoevers in charge) has you go and gain a DF ability.


And Z... I hate to play this card, but yes, he's not fully canon
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Old 2013-07-06, 15:06   Link #85
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Z is semi-canon. The events in the movie aren't canon but his backstory is (the last unknown shichibukai is the one that took his arm, after all).

As far as DFs and admirals go, I can see why one would make the inference/connection to both going hand-in-hand, but there's really no solid evidence of that yet. It's been entirely coincidental is all. Most of the strongest fighters in this series have DFs as well.
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Old 2013-07-06, 18:08   Link #86
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Not true- he was only a VA.


But also remember that he was offered the admiral position several times (which he declined), so Xellos isn't exactly wrong about Garp's case.
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Old 2013-07-07, 09:49   Link #87
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If the assumptions about Fujitora and the sword are correct, maybe Garp would have gotten the Sword instead.
This could also be a new policy of the Marines: Don't give the DF to the admiral personally, because he could leave (Aokiji), but instead give them a weapon with DF-power, which you can claim back.
I was thinking that would be a very smart move on their part, as well, but it would probably limit the DF's that can be used or their full power...
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Old 2013-07-07, 18:49   Link #88
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Not really. The question is: What would have happened, if he accepted?
Maybe they wouldn't promote him, if he weren't willing to use a DF. It could even be part of Garps reasoning to decline the offer, since he doesn't want a fruit.


I dunno.... that sounds needlessly complicated to me. And frankly, I don't think it's really necessary for an admiral to have a DF ability as long as he has sufficient combat skills to back up his reputation. It's not like Garp even needs a fruit, anyway. He can use CoA haki and has insane physical strength (remember when he tossed that battleship-sized cannonball at the Sunny like it was nothing at W7?), so he's more than a force to be reckoned with. My take on it is that he simply declined the position because he was satisfied with his current accommodations as a vice-admiral. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 2013-07-07, 19:45   Link #89
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This was really an awesome chapter. We got plenty of developments and I found them to each be both enjoyable and interesting. It's exciting how everyone, due to their own circumstances, are covnerging twards Dresrossa's Flower Field. Makes one only imagine the whole bout of craziness that will be unleashed when everything gets going.

Needless to say Law, Doaflamingo, and Fujitora's three-way-battle got an outstanding start as well, with the display of Fujitora's still-mysterious-yet-awesome ability in action. Anyone got any idea on the nature of his ability? I think I read someone suggesting a gravity-based fruit, but it seems to overlap too much with Blackbeard's in my opinion.
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Old 2013-07-07, 22:59   Link #90
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Huh, wasn't expecting this, but we got some EXTREMELY early spoilers this week. So, enjoy, guys!
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Old 2013-07-09, 00:13   Link #91
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Is it just me or was Usopps nose stitched to the ground?!? So funny..
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