Welcome to the thread about the enigmatic Yonko, Big Mom. Blackbeard may have eaten two Devil Fruits, and Kaido may commit suicide as a hobby, but none of them have ever done the unthinkable task of giving birth to 85 children.
Pretty much everything about Big Mom is surrounded in mystery, so in this thread we can talk and speculate about her as information slowly gets revealed.
First, there's the family situation. I don't believe any of us find Big Mom to be particularly attractive, so the fact that she's slept with 43 men is quite the shocker (guess it'd be more shocking if just one man was the father, though). Perhaps she was once more pleasant looking, and her eating disorder is what contributed to her current appearance. Maybe she took husbands by force, like all the unpleasant looking kings in the medieval era when they decided their cousins weren't good enough. Maybe the husbands came by choice in order to gain power for themselves. Now, as for the kids, they most definitely came in sets. The most prolific real-life mother had a comparatively measly 69 children, all of which were born in sets. All the children we've seen have been grown up, though there could easily be children as well. Overall I think Big Mom might be somewhere in her 50's.
Then the even more confusing part is her powers. When she was first introduced, Big Mom had some pretty powerful saliva that many predicted would be her DF. However, as seen in 829, she also has the ability to pull away the life force of scared people. And, since she's surrounded by living inanimate objects, it seems to be implied that the stolen life forces do go somewhere. Definitely sounds much like Moriah's fruit, except with much worse effects and also no Doppelman :shocked: So what about the acid spit? At this point it seems more like a natural thing to me. If so, I'd like it, as it would give Big Mom a far more versatile range of abilities. And is it connected to her eating disorder somehow? How did she develop those cravings, and why does she eat people?
What are your guys' thoughts/opinions/speculations on Big Mom, her family, and her powers so far?
Also, how do you think her role will pan out in this arc? Will she be defeated? Will she become an ally? Or will the heroes escape and get back to her later?