sometimes ago the case happens with margaret.when she first show up many retarded people are convince and try convincing other people that she will join.when oda introduces hancock.they change their side to her.
to me,i guess Oda will introduce a very new ch. for the new crew...and i believe that she`s a female...but that was just me.
and about the boss quote.i guess it`s already clear it`s croc.cause oda said "partner" not "crew".
please it just hurt my eyes to read some of your post,