@Shin10-Bukuro said in Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !:
@Greg I have a question that's been bugging me, and there's no one better than you to help me with it.
I have always been very curious about the numbering order of the Vivrecard Databook characters, in particular as it pertains to the Strawhat Nakama. It seems to me that Shueisha designing the cards in a numerical order puts themselves in a weird position where they cannot afford to mess up. Imagine if Oda suddenly decided on having multiple new Nakama join...how could Shueisha fit that in amongst cards they've already printed and sold?
My guess has always been that Shueisha, therefore, logically must ask Oda about things like that in advance as a way of protecting their investment. I would imagine they already know about all and any final Nakama well before printing these cards.
So, that begs the question...why would Shueisha not leave spots open for additional Nakama???
Does this mean:
-there are no new Strawhat Nakama who will officially join?
-the Vivrecard Databook will be discontinued?
-Shueisha will simply re-number and re-print corresponding cards?
-#11 and #12 are placeholder cards, capable of being discarded and subbed out in the future?
Just really interested in hearing your take on what's going on in the mind of the people at Shueisha.
(For a few years now, because of this numbering order, I have believed that the only real option for a final Nakama is Vivi, who could just temporarily re-join at the end. It's the best option in regards to the order of the cards, as well as the limited amount of time before the manga ends).
This deserves a longer answer but for now, they can make up any kind of BS rule they want to to get around the numbering. As fans we tend to think there are in-stone rules (and yeah there are some, but not usually to this end) and that stuff like Vivre Cards are infallible but in the end, they can be handled the same way as 'super floaty wood'.
Given what happened at Wano though? Iunno, I get the feeling Oda really just wants to run with THIS onboard crew for the series.
The whole concept of crew though....I mean damn.
Luffy has 'tomodachi'. He's got 'nakama-in-waiting'. And of course 'nakama'.
Given both Vivre and Oda's refusal to add Yamato (or anyone) here, I wonder if any offboard members will be relegated to 'fighting together' in the final arc alongside 'tomodachi' and become 'onboard' post-series.