@Zanze said in Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 9 - Yamato vs. The World):
The reel of all the Straw Hats complete with bounty and ship profession in the latest chapter gave me a vibe of 'Jinbe-crew's-full.png".
I think this it and at most the final final crewmember is just going to be Vivi
If that is the case, best have this thread locked closed then.
That aside, besides the Lookout and Fighting Style arguments between both parties, the biggest BS argument I found irritating beyond belief, when it comes to Carrot, is the argument of:
"She can't join because Chopper is already the animal in the crew"
"Luffy said Zou is like a island of Choppers. Therefore, Carrot can't join"
There can be a lot of other valid reasons why Carrot couldn't or shouldn't join according to some people, but these two arguments I listed above are the biggest BS reasons.
Like, why would Chopper himself be a limit for filling in the animal role of the crew? He's the doctor. Who cares if he's a animal? That is like saying we can't have another human, because we already have another human on the crew. Majority of the SH Crew are humans.
In fact, its more BS, given that "Humans" ARE animals by nature. So that very argument falls into pieces right then and there. As for Luffy's comment...big deal....Luffy is a idiot in most topics. He's the guy who falls for simple traps for god's sake. He's not that bright unless it comes to his friends or the ways of battle when his strong will power comes into play.
Carrot is also, one of those rare people who was able to resist Big Mom's Haoshoku Haki, a former Yonko member to be precise. Even though my faith is very low for her joining, given the recent chapters, she has never lacked in the following:
- Fighting Style with gloves (could have been more, yes, sure)
- Ability to resist Haoshoku, meaning she has a pretty strong will.
- Ability to hide from Observation Haki naturally.
- Interaction/Bonds with the crew. (Something Yamato HUGELY lacked)
To me, putting Carrot aside from here, the biggest prequisite for a new crewmate is two things....a good connection with Luffy, but most of all...a connection with the rest of the crew in terms of interaction.
A potential crewmate MUST have these two things above all else. Its also why I don't think people like Hancock will join the crew, given there's no interaction with the crew concerning Hancock, and most of all, Hancock hates cute little animals.
Guess who's the cute animal mascot of the crew? Chopper. If Hancock were to join....she'd be kicking Chopper constantly. And I'm pretty sure that something isn't going to fly with the crew, let alone Luffy. That, and Hancock only has interest in one person, and that is Luffy, to the point of obsession.
That is why, Hancock, to me, is similar to Yamato's character.