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  • Yamato

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  • Shinobu

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  • An Akazaya Samurai (Kin'emon, Kiku, etc.)

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  • Momo

    7 3.24%
  • Tama

    7 3.24%
  • Carrot

    47 21.76%
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    5 2.31%
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    I recall a poster on another forum making similarities between Carrot and Oden. How basically their introduction is them attacking a pirate crew, being driven by the curiosity of the outside world they beg for said crew to take him/her with them, and joins their wacky adventures. Now, where Oden had his revelation of what he truly felt like he needed after talking with Roger, Carrot similarly might reach a conclusion on why she would want to continue her venture with Luffy out to sea. They were initially both driven by curiosity and adventure till they realized there was something more that they should do. With Oden, it was basically doing what Robin does now. For Carrot, we'd have to wait and see this arc's conclusion. It's already been foreshadowed and even reported by Oda something huge is going to happen at the conclusion of this arc and so Carrot's direction in the story should become much more clear by then. Because even now, no one really knows where she is going or what she is doing.

    It is a strong possibility in my eyes because I really do think Oda needs to justify Carrot's presence in the narrative for this long. Carrot herself doesn't affect the story, but I think that's why we need the push from a writing perspective to put her in that situation, where the story justifies why Carrot had to be where she was and do the things she did in the arcs she was involved in, including being with the Straw Hats in this raid on Onigashima as opposed to the Mink Tribe right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaOfHope View Post
    I recall a poster on another forum making similarities between Carrot and Oden. How basically their introduction is them attacking a pirate crew, being driven by the curiosity of the outside world they beg for said crew to take him/her with them, and joins their wacky adventures. Now, where Oden had his revelation of what he truly felt like he needed after talking with Roger, Carrot similarly might reach a conclusion on why she would want to continue her venture with Luffy out to sea. They were initially both driven by curiosity and adventure till they realized there was something more that they should do. With Oden, it was basically doing what Robin does now. For Carrot, we'd have to wait and see this arc's conclusion. It's already been foreshadowed and even reported by Oda something huge is going to happen at the conclusion of this arc and so Carrot's direction in the story should become much more clear by then. Because even now, no one really knows where she is going or what she is doing.

    It is a strong possibility in my eyes because I really do think Oda needs to justify Carrot's presence in the narrative for this long. Carrot herself doesn't affect the story, but I think that's why we need the push from a writing perspective to put her in that situation, where the story justifies why Carrot had to be where she was and do the things she did in the arcs she was involved in, including being with the Straw Hats in this raid on Onigashima as opposed to the Mink Tribe right now.
    I am personally against the use of parallels as a justification for a character to join the crew. Like saying Yamato needs because of Oden parallels, or Carrot needs to join because of Ino-Neko parallels, or Oden parallels, or Momo needs to join because of Oden parallels, or Tama needs to join because of Buggy-Shanks parallels. Luffy journey and what he has achieved does have similarities to Roger's, but he's never had a 1:1 crew and if we try to start using that to justify crew members then we might as well say that all of these characters should join because they parallel someone on Roger's crew. Whoever the last crew member is should stand out on their own, not because they were like someone on Roger's crew.

  3. #2043

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKRolling456 View Post
    I am personally against the use of parallels as a justification for a character to join the crew. Like saying Yamato needs because of Oden parallels, or Carrot needs to join because of Ino-Neko parallels, or Oden parallels, or Momo needs to join because of Oden parallels, or Tama needs to join because of Buggy-Shanks parallels. Luffy journey and what he has achieved does have similarities to Roger's, but he's never had a 1:1 crew and if we try to start using that to justify crew members then we might as well say that all of these characters should join because they parallel someone on Roger's crew. Whoever the last crew member is should stand out on their own, not because they were like someone on Roger's crew.
    Not trying to force parallels, but they were trying to point out that eventually Carrot is going to realize what is so special about Luffy's journey and what the Dawn of the World truly means. This higher purpose already had foundations laid down by Pedro since his journey as the captain of the Nox Pirates reflects that. Now that Luffy is here, he can carry out what he left behind and sooner or later Carrot would need to understand this herself. That's where I think her course in the story will change, from being passive to active. Where she moves in the plot from there should begin to make more sense. The Oden parallel was just to get that point across.

  4. #2044

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKRolling456 View Post
    I am personally against the use of parallels as a justification for a character to join the crew. Like saying Yamato needs because of Oden parallels, or Carrot needs to join because of Ino-Neko parallels, or Oden parallels, or Momo needs to join because of Oden parallels, or Tama needs to join because of Buggy-Shanks parallels. Luffy journey and what he has achieved does have similarities to Roger's, but he's never had a 1:1 crew and if we try to start using that to justify crew members then we might as well say that all of these characters should join because they parallel someone on Roger's crew. Whoever the last crew member is should stand out on their own, not because they were like someone on Roger's crew.
    I don't think the parallel is to justify it, but more of an example to understand it.

  5. #2045

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaOfHope View Post
    I recall a poster on another forum making similarities between Carrot and Oden.
    I think you mean that
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  6. #2046

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exsolea View Post
    Yep, that specific post. While I don't think Carrot is paralleling Oden, I believe the structure on how Oden discovered his goal will follow similarly with Carrot upon this arc's conclusion.

  7. #2047

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    Yeah, but maybe both Oden and Carrot are just a parallel of Luffy?

    Raised in a small town, in a remote corner of the world, Luffy wants adventure more than anything and begs a pirate crew to take him with them. He leaves his home seeking adventure and eventually finds out the truth about the world and complicated historical and political matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Monkey D. View Post
    In terms of Vivi joining, she has always been an option, even if she is far behind strength wise and such or lacks a role.

    Vivi has always been different then every tag along and treated different then everyone, she has stayed popular all throughout the series eversince Arabasta and is popular in both hemispheres.

    Vivi has always been the closet to the Strawhats that no matter the distance or the passage of time she still remains imo the closest to the Strawhats above everyone they meet, when ever something happens to the Strawhats its Vivi thats close by, wasn't surprised at all by Robin joining, was deciphering Luffys message when he went to marineford again (considering she knew Robin join before it was really reported don't underestimate her), clearly still has the same spirit from Sailing and that no-nonsense attitude.
    https://i.imgur.com/6WUFuVT.png

    She is even developed different compared to the WG princesses just by rereading Arabasta not to long ago, active to take roles in participating in the Government from a young age, knowing the meaning of her actions with Wapol, taking charge to chase and infiltrate BW.

    Now with Revivre, we learn/know Arabasta is treated differently then any of the other 20 Royal Families that formed the WG, confronted CP-0 not giving a rats ass, Im has plans for her as unlike dangerous people/targets like Luffy, Blackbeard and Shirahoshi that were torn up Vivi has left unscathed and just the news of Arabasta, hell Greg on twitter brought this up I think is worth mentioning:
    https://pm1.narvii.com/6204/7617a2ce...b64600d_hq.jpg

    I've never been concerned with Power as @robby says Oda can come up with whatever he wants to bridge the ower gap if he wants:
    - Training with pell and co since the Timeskip
    - Inheriting Kumas Fruit or some other fruit
    - Training with the Revs if/when we learn there stories are linked together with the Revivre

    Oda can come up with anything if he really wants to, I don't think anyone should dismiss Vivi as she is clearly treated differently then every other Princess or Strawhat Ally

    Discount Vivi at your own expense.

    Vivi also has a god tier unit in Treasure Cruise that atm will never be power crept out.
    This. I've always felt that Vivi would back on the table since her disappearance and Imu's desire to kidnap her. No way she is dead or unlikely to see the Strawhats again.

    Some can say she would become a revolutionary, but she trusts the Strawhats more and would think of Luffy first before anyone else. Power scaling be damned she would be a great official member to make up for Alabasta's finale years ago.

  9. #2049

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    Vivi is already a nakama. She's an honorary Straw Hat because she can't follow them on their adventures because of her commitment to her country. It's also why I keep counting her out because no matter the circumstances, Vivi will always put her country first before venturing on the seas. If anything were to happen to with her or Alabasta, it'll just be a repeat of 2 years ago.

    Though if I were to remove my bias of Carrot for 1 minute, Vivi has a higher chance of being the last nakama than Carrot and definitely Yamato, just from the fact she already is one.

  10. #2050

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    I will guess Yamato’s chances will approach zero as more chapters are released.
    I still trust my instincts and they tell me there’s something wrong with the whole Yamato story.

    If anyone joins in Wano other than Jinbe, it will be Carrot. But, just to reinforce my PoV, I think no one but Jinbe will join in this arc.
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    I'm still repping Tama and/or Momo. Momo is for sure going to have to make a huge choice, even bigger than the one he made a couple chapters ago, and one way or another he'll be fulfilling what his father couldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andre View Post
    I'm still repping Tama and/or Momo. Momo is for sure going to have to make a huge choice, even bigger than the one he made a couple chapters ago, and one way or another he'll be fulfilling what his father couldn't.
    I feel Momo may still travel with the crew. But I don’t consider that the same as him becoming a Straw Hat. For me, even if he still has a role, he wouldn’t get regular color spread appearances, a clear role in the ship or a counterpart in the Blackbeard pirates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deicide View Post
    I feel Momo may still travel with the crew. But I don’t consider that the same as him becoming a Straw Hat. For me, even if he still has a role, he wouldn’t get regular color spread appearances, a clear role in the ship or a counterpart in the Blackbeard pirates.
    I feel like Oda knows that readers would be looking for an Oden parallel to join after reading the flashback and has put in 4 or 5 characters who can potentially carry on his will just to mess with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andre View Post
    I feel like Oda knows that readers would be looking for an Oden parallel to join after reading the flashback and has put in 4 or 5 characters who can potentially carry on his will just to mess with us.
    I think the chance of someone going along with the crew is not the same as that person becoming a Straw Hat. If, say, Carrot stows away again without a proper invite and welcome, I’m still not considering her a crewmate until she starts being featured as one (color spreads, merchandise, narration box, BB countepart, things like that).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deicide View Post
    I think the chance of someone going along with the crew is not the same as that person becoming a Straw Hat. If, say, Carrot stows away again without a proper invite and welcome, I’m still not considering her a crewmate until she starts being featured as one (color spreads, merchandise, narration box, BB countepart, things like that).
    I guess it depends on how far they go? If Carrot goes all the way to Laugh Tale with the crew and they're just side eying her the same time.. Actually that would be funny.
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    There's no doubt in my mind that Momo just wants to stay in Wano with his sister and his people. Whatever needs to be done to prepare for the final war can be done there.

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    I think the chance of someone going along with the crew is not the same as that person becoming a Straw Hat. If, say, Carrot stows away again without a proper invite and welcome, I’m still not considering her a crewmate until she starts being featured as one (color spreads, merchandise, narration box, BB countepart, things like that).
    If Carrot sneaks aboard a second time, there's no way it's not seen as a request to join.



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    If Carrot sneaks aboard a second time, there's no way it's not seen as a request to join.
    If the meta-story still treats her as not part of the family, so will I.

    Now, if she starts to be treated like part of the family and not just a companion, so will I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deicide View Post
    If the meta-story still treats her as not part of the family, so will I.

    Now, if she starts to be treated like part of the family and not just a companion, so will I.
    I feel like the whole reason she's been seemingly ignored despite being with the crew so much is because anything more would make her purpose immediately obvious. Everything has been building up to this battle, and if she's just another Kozuki-allied Mink, she has no reason to stick around after Wano is freed. Which is why I've said before, if she doesn't join by the time the SHs leave Wano, she won't be joining at all.
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  19. #2059

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    ^ this but with everyone tbh. Unless it's a character like Hancock or Smoker who we have known for a long time but aren't in Wano, then the final crewmember must join after Wano is over or they aren't joining at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black-leg jex View Post
    ^ this but with everyone tbh. Unless it's a character like Hancock or Smoker who we have known for a long time but aren't in Wano, then the final crewmember must join after Wano is over or they aren't joining at all.
    I agree with this too. I feel all Straw Hats were introduced pre-timeskip. Of the New World characters, Carrot has the best chance, but I think the last Straw Hat is going to be Hancock, especially because of how much was hinted but never shown of her (full strength and combat capabilities, past flashback, unfinished business with Luffy, no direct interactions with the Straw Hats).
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