We can have cutaways from the battle or we can see the battle. I'm LOVING that we're actually seeing the struggle instead of just seeing its aftermath.
I'm hoping that Snakeman form is his muscle balloon combined with Observation Haki, like Boundman is muscle balloon + Armament Haki and Tankman is Muscle Balloon + Obesity Haki.
We still haven't had Smoothie's fruit identified yet, have we? I put forward the "Useless Useless no Mi". The longer its user stays useless the more powerful they become. Unfortunately, once they start to do something useful, it negates the power of the fruit and they thus lose all that accumulated power.
And seriously: Why aren't we just letting Big Mom starve completely to death? This is Sanji nosebleed territory! "Haha, what a hilarious throwaway character trait. They're so quirky OH MY GOD, IT'S ENDANGERING THEIR LIVES?! NOW ITS INTEGRAL TO THE PLOT! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!!!"
The way i understood it is basically Luffy saying this will end the fight if you let me transform since last time, Katakuri interfered and buried him in Mochi, and Kata says i have already answered you, meaning since it´s a man´s duel, do your best.
This is the manliest interpretation of that conversation and I refuse to believe that it was meant to be read any other way!
He couldn't see through Pudding's acting, though :ninja:
…See, why you gotta bring up old shit?!