I'm predicting that Croco will make a pirate crew again with Daz Bones as VC
- Buggy replacing Moria
- unknown character (most likely a NW captain)
Lolz, I totally forgot about Buggy, I wonder why.....
Yeah, I have doubts that Croc would take up the offer to become a shichibukai again, I was just saying that if anyone had the chance, it'ld be Drake and Croc. All the other SuperNova's seem substandard.
But even Drake left the Marines/WG because of their perspective on the world, aka, their flawed justice we seen in the Gotei and figures like Akainu. While he does have the potentional, and personally I think most of the Supernovas would at this point of two years later, I feel as if no others have joined the Warlords, especially ones (all of them) who have made it a point to betray/defy the WG. As for Law, I wouldn't be surprised if he winds up leaving the title following this latest arc.
As for Drake, you could say that Kuma, who was a head revolutionary, was about as far from the WG as possible, yet he still is one. Drake openly challenged a Yonkou 2 years ago. I highly doubt he had intentions to join, nor would he have had the strength, back then or now, alone to actually win. Had he taken a Shichibukai offer, it would allow him to keep the Yonkou off his back, as well as join up with Law to plan out this "alliance" idea. Like you said, by being a marine, he didn't like their way of operation so he left. The only way to really protect an island using one's name is to be a Yonkou or something great, which I believe is why he went straight for the kill. Of course, as mentioned, he'ld be far from strong enough, so he could take up (or request, as Law did) a position as a Shichibukai, which would allow him more freedom to rid land of bad politics.
Law and Baggy, we ahve already know that Law become the new shichibukai, and obviously Buggy will become the new Shichibukai (goverment ever sent a letter to him two years ago).
So there is only one new Shichibukai, I believe he is a man we ever know!
well here is the thing. we know law filled one of those spots so that means that two are still open from the time skip. but think of it this way. flamingo might have left, he did threaten to after all. and what of kuma, to me it would make more sense to just use him as a PX and add another weapon to the war lord ranks. but he was also defending the straw hats ship for two years. do you think the gov would be very happy about that even if there was a deal in place with vega punk. so if you think about it there could really be more than two more new war lords.
on croc i doubt he would take it i mean he seems to have no desire to help the government what so ever. i could see a moria + croc team up in the future.
and on the novas, if law became a war lord, than any of the novas who are strong enough could. meaning basil, drake and kid. maybe killer, i still think killer split from kid. im not sure if appo and the monk have the power or the rep, even after two years to pull off getting a war lord spot. same goes for bonny and capone. but any of them are possible i guess.
as always some one new is an option or some one from the past that no one would see coming in a million years.
No cross, All the Supernova's are highly reputable. All 11 plus Blackbeard are part of "The Worst Generation". They all are strong enough and have enough reputation to be Shichibukai. Now that does not mean that they would join; Law being the only rational choice out of them all. Drake, Kidd(Killer), and Bonney are highly no and the rest just don't fit the bill.
I do agree with you in that I don't see Kuma as being a Shichibukai anymore. The Pacifista project seems to be public now, which would make it pointless to have Kuma remain as a shichibukai when they could replace him with another high profile.
My Pick:(not including Law, we know him already.)
Phoenix Marco(yep, now ask why)
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