if i remember right, i read somewhere in one of SBS where oda replied to a inquiring strawhats' final crew number….."as many as luffy's heart still desires" or something....can anyone help me finding this?
just tryin to share this since the declaration of luffy in number of his crew changes...so we can assume there is a possibility he would get more than 10 crewmembers.
before he sets out: "10 people should do it"
speaking to coby before recruiting zoro: "at least 10 people"
oda stated after luffy gets 8 crewmembers: "as many as luffy's heart desires"
and one piece is just halfway....
and i understand those who disagree with me, its just that, i gave out my points which i think are pretty acceptable (ok, dont give a big weight to the nationality, color theme or animal theme, its just additional points im trying to make) and all the reply i would get for their disagreement is because they assume that things will stay that way when the manga gave out hints as i stated and oda's needs to expand the series unlike he planned when it started.
first, just because oda stated its 10 crewmembers at first doesnt mean it would stay that way...and what IF those 10 members had been planned when one piece started are still not complete and some crew right now are the ones "inserted" in the lineup?
lets remember that when oda drew the lineup of strawhats as revealed in the SBS the actuall recognizable crewmembers are luffy nami, zoro, chopper, sanji, brook and ussop.
what im trying to say is, what if franky, robin, and others that would be recruited are just changes he made when one piece was extended from 5 years to 15+ years?
what if jinbe (and that other 2 guys i mentioned which also had been introduced early like jinbe or kinemon) is really a part of the original 10 man crew that oda planned but they needed to be recruited in the final parts of the story and so oda needed to insert some new recruits like robin and franky? (i think franky is the "smoking" small man)
and how sure are we that smoker is luffy's garp? how sure are we that luffy needed to have the same type of persons that roger encountered? how sure are we that luffy's story would need to be exactly like roger???
how sure are we that smoker will last until last stages of the story, when there are bigger rivals for luffy that we can easily assume he mets in the climax of one piece? (akainu, coby, law, kidd, blackbeard, shanks, gorousei)
im just sayin this because it gets pretty tiring to point out hints and reason about someone who i think got enough criteria to join (im not saying he definitely will, but they fit the criteria) but all the reason i always hear is because "he is luffy's garp as garp is to roger"
does it really have to be that way? they just hate the idea? or are they set in their thinking about a certain character?
remember, its one piece and there is no extreme god or evil here. anyone can change in this manga.