Well! I was just thinking, there are so many different ways that so many different fruits could have been used, but weren't, so I was thinking about making a thread wherein people: Post a fruit, state the way that you think it could have been used, but wasn't. This also applies to how fruits could be used in the future, 'cause you never know!
So here's mine!
Fruit: Gomu Gomu no Mi
Way it could potentially be used: I think it would be pretty kick ass if Luffy compacted himself into a tiny little incredibly dense ball and ricocheted off of, or pierced everything around him. I see this working like, he bounces off of walls and such, and pierces his opponent.
-OMG WTF FAST
-As he'd be incredibly dense, he'd have more resistance to piercing and slicing attacks than he normally would.
-Smaller size would make him harder to hit.
-This would be one of Luffy's few (if any at all) piercing attacks.
-This could be easily used in conjunction with his other gears for a magnified effect.
-Luffy can't see in this form and thus can't tell friend from foe.
-Luffy has little control over where he bounces
-This can only be effectively used in a sealed in area.
-Luffy can't breathe as a small ball and can only hold it for a minute without suffocating.
I just though I'd list the pros and cons for fun! Now you guys!