Dammit! Now I got spoilered.
@Galleon-Panthera said in Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 9 - Yamato vs. The World):
@danie said in Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 9 - Yamato vs. The World):
This is all likely to end soon when Oda updates the situation of the minks and Carrot is with them all fine and dandy. I'm sure that won't stop the true believers though.
Caribou is more likely to be on the ship.
Whether Carrot joins or not, isn't my real concern anymore. I just want closure with this character. If it ends up with her being ruler, then I'm fine with it. That is really all to it. Nothing else at this point.
That is as reasonable I can get.
If find this jab at Carrot supporters kinda funny considering that we have people here who cannot find closure about Yamato not joining the Strawhats. XD
And I agree with you. If she doesn't join, she doesn't join. That's it. Nothing wrong with keeping hope up a little longer until we reach the invevitable point of no return.
What I'm having a bigger problem with, is not that she stays behind but how Oda did her dirty if that was it. With Vivi and Yamato it was literally the characters themselves who decided to stay behind, while they were free to join the Strawhats. Carrot on the other hand has agency taken away from her by having selfish Cat and Dog make stay behind to rule the kingdom. Because that's totally, what the free spirit who snuck away to see the world would want, right?
Not to mention that this entire 'Pedro's Will' thing seems like a weird argument to begin with. Since when was the desire of one of Neko's subordinates suddenly a trait required to rule the country, when it wasn't before? In comparison to Vivi and Yamato, Carrot really got the short end of the stick if that was it with her.
Not to mention, that not giving her a "farewell' scene with the Strawhats would be another dump on her character after all she went through with the crew. You don't have to be a "Carrot for crewmate" supporter or even like the character. But I'm sure you can see the point why some of us consider her to have been done dirty in comparison to anybody else, who bonded with the Strawhats in a similar fashion. Kinnemon, Momo and Yamato just got a 'farewell' scene. Vivi got one, Shirahoshi got one. Even Law got a brief "our allience is over" panel time. Heck, even Johnny and Yosaku got to say "farewell" in a throwaway panel. Carrot is just gone. That's kinda disappointing.