Happy Birthday, Gypsy. I hope you have a good day.
Yes, and this arc has only served to make her more likable (to me, at least). Hopefully this time she'll square off against an opponent who doesn't have the ability to pull pretty much anything out of his ass. I'd enjoy seeing her take on Monet (that is, if Monet isn't a triple agent).
I just think she's very likeable. But the Marines are my favorite part of the One Piece in general so...there's that. Honestly, I can see her being a very fun fighter in these upcoming fights.
That's funny, because I, in turn, approve of your avatar! Mabel is such a hoot.
Oh, and thanks! She gets a lot of slack because a lot of people can't see beyond "Dude, she's lost every fight ever! Weak!", but I've liked her since she debuted back in Loguetown (actually, I've liked her ever since my friend was showing me pictures of One Piece characters to badger me into reading it). I'm really hoping Oda will do right by her in the fight department this time, but I'm not going to hold my breath...
I approve of your avatar. She has always been one of my favorite females in One Piece.