Aokiji as a new Straw Hat? Don't think so. Valuable ally in one of the last fights of the serie? Very likely.
So basically we have 2 main 'villains' for Luffy now. The scar luffy touched when speaking about Akainu, plus him killing his brother makes him a possible last fight of the series.
However Blackbeard is gathering tons of devil fruits, still making him the final villain in my opinion.
We'll see how it all turns out, was a good chapter.
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Hah, I called that the new leader of the Marines was going to be Akainu, ages ago when we heard that they moved their base to the New World. It doesn't surprise me that Blackbeard became a Yonkou. One of the things that people feared most about Whitebeard was his devil fruit power, and since Blackbeard took the power (whether he could control it well or not), it's not a stretch of the imagination that people would be willing to see him that way. The other thing that would be needed would be the recognition of that title by the other Yonkou, and since Shanks was already leery of Blackbeard, that would just serve to reinforce it.
Great chapter, too bad it had to be brought down a little by involving Caribou in it.
Phenomally spectacular chapter!
Love that Aokiji left the Marines: I've always liked his personality, and now he's a free agent to become an ally to the Strawhats. Maybe he'll become the next crewmem...*is assassinated by Oda*
*Comes back to life* Hate that Blackbeard can take on more than two devil fruits: I suppose it makes him more villianous, since each ability he will eventually display will be indicative of a person he's killed, but nothing kills a good storyline/arc/manga faster than a RIDICULOUSLY overpowered villain. (kinda overpowered is ok, though!)
THEY CANCELLED THE REAL PIRATE KINGS OF RAFTEL?!!!
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re-reading previous chaps before, one of the five old dude of the WG sayz that aokiji is the strongest admiral..
could it be that he is purposely loose to akainu?
as a moral justice believer, i'm sure he realize not many people in the WG that share the same ideals like him..
life sucks, then you die, and guess what!? it still sucks...