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    i think the best way to confirm whom gonna be new crewmate of Straw Hat is by reflect to BB Pirates crews. By including Jinbei as Straw Hat crew and understanding that BB Pirates got 10 titanic captains, so here we go:
    1. Luffy vs Teach (Captain fight)
    2. Zoro vs Shilliew (Swordsman fight)
    3. Sanji vs San Juan Wolf? (based on Sanji finishing Wadatsumi)
    4. Jinbei vs Burgess? (Randomly pick)
    5. Franky vs Vasco Shot? (Cola vs Alcohol)
    6. Brook vs Lafitte? (Stealth)
    7. Robin vs Avalo Pizarro? (Randomly pick)
    8. Chopper vs Doc Q (Doctors fight)
    9. Usopp vs Van Augur (Snipers fight)
    10. Nami vs Catarina Devon? (Ladies fight)
    11. ?? vs ?? (??)
    Daaammnnn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmaIvanoM View Post
    Really though, does anyone have any reason to not want Carrot in the crew? Like evidence of her actually joining aside. Just give a biased opinion entirely. Like if you don’t like blondes or you don’t like animal people or whatever. I for one I’m tired of these long drawn out what’s Oda thinking or Foreshadowed or Cover whatever. I wanna hear pure bias. You might think the crew would be too big for your liking. You might just want to maintain your nostalgia of a recognizable crew. You might even just not like women. It’s fine.

    So I’m calling out for these sorts of replies. No fancy shmancy analyses. Let me start. I will give a biased reason why I would like Carrot to join. She’s a gender bent Luffy. I’m a big, ugh, fan of gender bent characters so I very much enjoyed Tashigi and Smoker’s switcharoo at Punk Hazard. And I think Carrot is the closest Oda will ever get to gender bending Luffy. I mean I like Robin’s aloofness and Nami’s nagging as much as the next guy but I mean you’d think they’d emulate their captain a bit more by now. But Oda isn’t up for changing Characters that much so I like the idea of him making a new female character who could be as Luffy-like as possible on the crew. And yes my desire for this could have fetish implications and it does but Women can be fun go lucky people too. Besides I’ve owned up to this being a completely biased thing so there.
    I want Carrot for the simple reason I think it is important to have a female main character in One Piece that doesn't agree with Oda constantly saying "this is how a woman reacts/should react". Having every male character reacting with excitement to flashy things and the girls with glaring lack of interest is a running gag that is funny per se, but when you think about One Piece monstrous popularity it becomes a point for worry that it might end up dictating to its younger readers what a male and a female "role" should be, even if Oda is not actively trying to do that, and Carrot would fit the bill perfectly.

    That said, I am afraid she may end up fading into the background once she joins, but that's really not something that would be exclusive to her. Franky and Brook are pretty much background characters whenever the whole crew is together and are only able to show their personality when they are on their own or in small groups, I think this is something that every SH from now on will have to bear - they are additions to a group that had its core completed decades ago.

    When I think about the chapter Carrot was revealed to be on the Sunny, she was a character that I instantly loved. On that chapter she is so over the top, her personality traits are so exaggerated (probably to cause an impression on the reader since it technically was her introductory chapter as "part of the Sunny team"), that chapter shows her as a character that is on what we seem to consider a SH-level of... flashiness. However, starting immediately from the next chapter she is heavily toned down. With Totto Land being the multi-racial paradise, it was the perfect chance to show Carrot's complete lack of knowledge about the world, but it seems Oda completely forgot about it after the chapter I mentioned before... all we got for the rest of the arc was Carrot showing interest on the existence of giants.
    It seems now he decided to restore some of her "excitement for the unknown world" by having her going sparky eyes with the Wano dangers while the rest of the crew was scared by it, so maybe her portrayal may improve a bit and get closer to what it seemed it would be at first.

    Also, even at the "tamest" point of her portrayal, I still think Carrot got a more remarkable personality than any woman that interacted with the SH enough to be a viable member of the crew - with personalities that usually amount to "good caring girls". Camie is probably the only one I can think of that seemed funnier than her.

    Design wise, I think she is as plain as Oda could go with a "rabbit girl", though. The lack of rabbit teeth is criminal... simply by giving her those and making her less cute by making her similar to Serra from Dragon Age would turn her design into pure gold. But, really, I doubt Oda would ever make a female SH be too crazy looking, so I doubt we could get any better... Oda can go crazy with female looks, but is usually when he is not trying to make the character be a "fan favorite", when he tries he always go for the same places and Carrot seems like the best we can get out of it.

  3. #223

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    Quote Originally Posted by camey View Post
    i think the best way to confirm whom gonna be new crewmate of Straw Hat is by reflect to BB Pirates crews. By including Jinbei as Straw Hat crew and understanding that BB Pirates got 10 titanic captains, so here we go:
    1. Luffy vs Teach (Captain fight)
    2. Zoro vs Shilliew (Swordsman fight)
    3. Sanji vs San Juan Wolf? (based on Sanji finishing Wadatsumi)
    4. Jinbei vs Burgess? (Randomly pick)
    5. Franky vs Vasco Shot? (Cola vs Alcohol)
    6. Brook vs Lafitte? (Stealth)
    7. Robin vs Avalo Pizarro? (Randomly pick)
    8. Chopper vs Doc Q (Doctors fight)
    9. Usopp vs Van Augur (Snipers fight)
    10. Nami vs Catarina Devon? (Ladies fight)
    11. ?? vs ?? (??)
    It's only an assumption that the Strawhats will fight 1 v 1 against the BB pirates but given their role as the antithesis crew to the Strawhats Oda might go for it. However, there's no reason to believe that BB's crew won't change size before we get to the climax. BB is allied with Aokiji but every reader and even in-universe characters thinks Aokiji will try to betray BB. Personally I think Caesar might join Blackbeard for various reasons. BB pirates don't yet have their own "weakling" gag character like Buggy or Usopp. We still don't know why Aokiji even went to Punk Hazard but presumably it had something to do with the Underworld. At least 2 Yonko wanted Caesar due to his scientific abilities so I don't see why a 3rd Yonko wouldn't want to capture/recruit him. The early concept art of BB pirates also hints at more characters with 13 (including BB himself).

    With the recent speculation about the missing entry in the Vivre Card databook I think it's turning out to be more likely that Strawhat's will gain at least 1 more than people are expecting. It'll be interesting to see how the BB pirates are clustered in the databook and if they also have 13 entries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImmaIvanoM View Post
    Really though, does anyone have any reason to not want Carrot in the crew? Like evidence of her actually joining aside. Just give a biased opinion entirely. Like if you donít like blondes or you donít like animal people or whatever. I for one Iím tired of these long drawn out whatís Oda thinking or Foreshadowed or Cover whatever. I wanna hear pure bias. You might think the crew would be too big for your liking. You might just want to maintain your nostalgia of a recognizable crew. You might even just not like women. Itís fine.

    So Iím calling out for these sorts of replies. No fancy shmancy analyses. Let me start. I will give a biased reason why I would like Carrot to join. Sheís a gender bent Luffy. Iím a big, ugh, fan of gender bent characters so I very much enjoyed Tashigi and Smokerís switcharoo at Punk Hazard. And I think Carrot is the closest Oda will ever get to gender bending Luffy. I mean I like Robinís aloofness and Namiís nagging as much as the next guy but I mean youíd think theyíd emulate their captain a bit more by now. But Oda isnít up for changing Characters that much so I like the idea of him making a new female character who could be as Luffy-like as possible on the crew. And yes my desire for this could have fetish implications and it does but Women can be fun go lucky people too. Besides Iíve owned up to this being a completely biased thing so there.
    I don't mind Carrot as a character, but the issue is that, compared to just Jinbei, or any crewmate, honestly, Oda would have done a very bad job developing her as a long-term main character. The only real focus on her was during the Sulong thing, and even then, Luffy was thinking about Inuarashi and Nekomamushi then her personally. She feels very much a side character.

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    Luffy was not thinking about anything. He didn't even see Sulong.

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    if we were gonna get multiple crewmates vs BB crewmates, I could tots see Brook and Kinemon teaming up

    EDIT: Or maybe..... Kinemon is secretly the last Black Beard crewmate
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    Quote Originally Posted by theackwardstation View Post
    Luffy was not thinking about anything. He didn't even see Sulong.
    And the person he is thinking of, Chopper, along with the others, were specifically impressed with her.

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    If Orochi is in this arc maybe Susanoo is too

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    Chimney was fun too








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