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Started by Foobs, September 04, 2017, 06:29:15 pm
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Re: One Piece
#81  February 02, 2018, 02:44:08 pm
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i liked this chapter alot. it doesn't split itself apart trying to cover multiple subplot and instead just focuses on moving the luffy vs katakuri one.
although i do find flambe's 180 turn on her brother to be completely ridiculous and stupid. oda couldn't have chosen a faster way to make me completely hate a character.
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#82  February 02, 2018, 10:10:48 pm
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IDC about Flambe herself, but having Katakuri maim himself 'cause honor seems like a pretty shitty way to level the field between Luffy and him and sell us the unavoidable Luffy victory.
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#83  February 03, 2018, 12:02:43 am
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Yeah, not a fan of Flambe at all.  The last thing this arc needed was a stuck-up ojousama type character.

I really don't know what to think about this turn of events.  Katakuri's entire schtick was his huge, unbreakable pride, wasn't it?  He killed 3 people just because they saw him look a little bit uncool.  And now all of the sudden he's debasing and humiliating himself in front of his sister and subordinates and throwing everything away because... why?  Because he might kill the guy he's been trying to kill for the last 24 hours?  I'm sure it's supposed to be some nonsense about honor or respect but I don't really think it fits with his character.
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#84  February 03, 2018, 07:21:49 am
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im fine with his sudden samurai shtick. he's a prideful and strong character. when he saw someone who can go toe to toe with him, he respected him and wanted to fight him on equal terms.
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#85  February 08, 2018, 02:21:38 pm
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I read 894 this morning... and all I can say is wow... This might be the best WCI chapter. I love how Oda seems to be wrapping things up a little.Can't wait to see snake man. Big mom is looking like Brulee... Why the hell did Smoothie turn into a giant? I'm just really looking forward to the next chapter.
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#87  February 08, 2018, 08:00:57 pm
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Word has it her DF allows her suck up juice and not just drain it from others.

I like how this chapter finally addresses that whole "observation haki lets the user understand others' emotions" that is brought up from time to time, but never really explained.
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#88  February 08, 2018, 08:43:18 pm
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oh jeez another transformation form... as if gear forth wasn't bad enough. please oda don't turn this into dragon ball z.
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#89  February 08, 2018, 09:57:03 pm
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It's just different applications of the same thing, it's not like the new transformation is going to be "stronger" than the original Boundman, it's just that it's going to be better suited to this style of fight.
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#90  February 08, 2018, 11:19:38 pm
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It might have something to do with the Snake Shot he used on Hody Jones back on Fishman Island:



Letting his rubber body wobble back and forth at random to counter Katakuri's predictive abilities.  Kinda like the Gum Gum Octopus move he used on Enel back on the day, just souped up with haki.

Luffy and Katakuri's conversation at the end was a little hard to follow.  It seemed like they've started predicting each other so much that now they're guessing what the other's going to say and replying before they finish talking.  Sounds like everything's finally about to wrap up, though.

:EDIT:  Something just occurred to me about the cover story.  If the Tontatta Corps are going to be King Riku's escorts to the Reverie, isn't that going to be a huge problem?  They're going to have a crew flying the Straw Hat's jolly roger sailing into the single biggest World Government meeting as representatives of Dressrosa.  I wonder if that's going to come up in the next arc.
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#91  February 16, 2018, 12:51:45 pm
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New chapter's out.

Snakeman was...disappointing.

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#92  February 16, 2018, 01:43:25 pm
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IDK, I thought it was cool enough.  No idea why it gave him fabulous Super Saiyan hair, but I like how the design incorporated the Gear 2nd steam as a nod to it being a speed-based power up rather than strength-based like Bounce Man.
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#93  February 16, 2018, 02:24:29 pm
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Katakuri might be the Coolest character EVER... That is all.
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#94  March 02, 2018, 01:33:23 pm
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The Mysterious Savior Nazoms is so cool and enigmatic.  I wonder if he knows Sogeking.
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#95  March 10, 2018, 01:49:38 am
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And that's a wrap on mochi boi.  That was probably the best way this fight could have possibly ended.  Luffy scores the last hit, and they both go down for the count.  Katakuri is the first to get up, but no longer has the stamina to keep fighting and goes down again.  For a fight against someone so vastly superior to Luffy, ending in a draw was the best he could hope for.
That was dumb, imo. Oda tried too hard to sell this as a draw with noth characters standing up and going down, but no matter how you look at it Luffy won, and did so with an asspull transformation at the last second. I'd much rather have Luffy run away from Katakuri or have his ass saved by third party if Oda was so hellbent on keeping Katakuri as an otherwordly badass.
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#96  March 10, 2018, 03:31:11 am
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:EDIT: GO GO GERMA RANGERS!

Not to belabor a point or anything, but check out who's in the crow's nest again.  Just sayin'.
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#97  March 24, 2018, 12:24:28 am
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#98  March 24, 2018, 02:14:48 am
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I think they've lost more street cred than real resources. Territory can be reclaimed, more fodder can be enlisted (not that it matters in the world of OP) and the backbone of her organization is still alive and well, except for Perospero who wasn't that much of a fighter to begin with (props for taking the loss of his arm like a champ, tho).

Even if Perospero's mooks can't stop the spread of the news of the SH and Firetank Pirates playing BM's crew like a fiddle and living to tell the tale, Big Mom won't stop being a Yonko.
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#99  March 24, 2018, 02:38:54 am
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But it could tip the scales for her to get run over by the Marines, or even Blackbeard.  Since power scaling in this series runs off of perceived threat levels more than actual displays of strength, once the news breaks that Straw Hat Luffy rolled in with only half of his crew and completely upended her whole operation it's going to make Big Mom appear weak, at least for the time being.  Someone more inclined to actually take her out could easily roll in before the dust finishes settling now.
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#100  March 24, 2018, 03:38:32 am
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When you get to Yonko level, individual strength does seem to matter a lot. Shanks is a one-armed bum who is more interested in getting drunk with his buddies and slacking off than conquering territory or amassing military power, and yet when the marines were giving the choice between fighting him (and his core crew members) or backing the fuck off, they wisely choose to back the fuck off.

The only Yonko who apparently owes most of his power to his crew and leadership skills rather brute force is Blackbeard, and we don't know just how strong he is now, considering he's been absorbing fruit powers during the timeskip.