Hi all–long time no see.
Great chapter. Fun and ridiculous--the best things in OP. LOL
Lots of interresting theories. Love reading them--keep them coming!
IMHO, Law's power seems to allow things to continue to act as if they aren't taken apart--so heads still feel their lower parts, and what not. This would seem to me to mean that the hearts could still be functional, even outside of the body, and Chopper may not notice, since he would be looking for a pulse and there would still be one, the way the power seems to work (if he were doing any sort of medical check–has he done one on Luffy since the TS that we saw? I don't recall.) I can't see why the Gears wouldn't be able to work as well... (anyone who cares to, do explain your theories--I, for one, want to here them, if you don't mind taking the time to share) but time will tell, as some have said, when we finally see how the power works. regardless, if the hearts are still functional or not, that is a horrible thing to have done to get the position of shichi. EWWW
I think the number 100 is correct because Oda seems to use side comments like this to give us information we otherwise would not have access to. So far otehr comments in the past have turned out true when I thought it might be people talking smack or the like, so I think this one probably is, too, but I know I could be dead wrong, lol.
I don't believe the bodies were put there by Law, though they are clearly prisoners. I'm agreeing with whoever theorized that they were for use in experimentation by Vegapunk, before his failed experiment. I do indeed think they were sent from Impel Down specifically for that purpose, and the idea that they could have been intended to become part of the whole Pacifista armada makes a whole lot of sense to me, and more or less explains why they are all so large. They seem to have been flash frozen, since that is the only way that I know of to get such pure, clear ice (we can really see the figures in it very clearly)--unless I am recalling incorrectly--so I think there is a chance that Oda will have it that they are alive, preserved in some sort of suspended state. After all, Luffy and Robin survived their bout against Aokiji, with some sort of explanation given at the time. Oda lays his foundations far in advance, and I could see that being a part of the foundation for this arc, and this part of what he has had in mind for eyars. So crafty, he is, lol.
I think Law was surprised or annoyed by teh SHs appearing there, but it doesn't mean he ahd no idea they were there--he might have been aware they'd been gassed and imprisoned in that chamber, and expected them to stay put, same as M. No idea if he's working with M or not, but it seems likely, sicne they are within such close proximity. We'll see. I still think the various centaurs and such are the work of someone and not natural, but again I could be wrong.
I have no ideas about the kids and why they are there, and I love that. It's been a long time since it's been this hard to know what was coming next so thoroughly as it is now.