that Pauli could enter the Strawhat-Crew instead of Franky???
DonÂ´t get me wrong, I like Franky but I canÂ´t imagine to see him for the rest of One Piece. He is a very funny character but I think he wonÂ´t evolve that much and in my eyes he is too old and doesnÂ´t fit in. I know Robin is clearly older than the rest of the crew but for some reason she fits in fine. For me she have something of a mother role.
Think about how most of us were suprised when Robin enters the crew and not Vivi. Same yet… everyone think that Franky enters the crew because he fights the CP9 on the side of the Strawhats but Vivi fought with them too.
We are talking about Oda-San... he have always done unexpected things... like girafe xD
And for Paulie... he has an interesting character and an a great fighting-style. I see him more as a character which can evolve and it would be interesting to see him on the side of Sanji and Zoro... a 3-Way-Dance! For me he fits in perfectly in the crew and I like his whole appearance way more than Franky but this is just my opinion.
So what do you think is there hope or not and give me your opinion.
sorry if there is already a thread so please donÂ´t flame me IÂ´m just a noob
YEEES! Finally, someone else who bothers to point these facts out! I felt alone in the world! Thank you! =D
Anyway, yea.. this is the argument I've been attempting (and failing horribly) to raise for about a week now. I honestly believe, and hope, that its is Paulie who joins the group instead of Franky.
I mean, sure, Franky may seem like the likeliest canidate right now.. but eesh.. I can't stand him too much as a character.. Sure, he may of had a flashback and all that crap .. but.. I just don't know. Robin was with the crew for an entire LONG Saga (Jaya and Skypiea Arc) before we ever learned anything of her past! Even though Vivi's had been given to us on a silver platter!
In all honesty, I think Franky will see that his Franky Family is still to dependant of him and choose to stay at Water 7. To top it off I think IceBurg will help build him a better image by letting him work as a ShipWright at Galley-Le (I believe I spelt that correctly!)
I think Paulie will not really WANT to join the crew, but do it more out of an 'I owe you the lives of many people' type deal (sort of how Robin joined because Luffy saved her life) and decided that he will become a pirate. I mean, compare Paulie to Franky..who seems more like a Pirate? Paulie does without a doubt!
Besides, Paulie has already shown an interesting personality trait.. he is the exact opposite of Sanji! How funny would it be on the new ship for Sanji to be all like "Oh Nami-shaaawn~, you look so lovely with that short skirt on todaaaaay~!" and then Paulie jumps out of no where and is all like "You SHAMELESS woman! How dare you wear such revieling clothing around men!!!" .. c'mon, people! Its priceless!
Anyway, I agree 100%. Paulie would, without a doubt, fit in better than Franky would. Franky seems more like a 'Frat Boy' then a Pirate.. too much Party and not enough Work.
I was thinking what is going to happen to all the other people in Enies Lobby after this arc. Can the Franky family and the Gally-La simply return home, I mean Pauley and the rest besides the Mugiwara are accomplices in breaking into the world's largets prison as well, do you think the government is going to turn a cold shoudler if there are criminals working and living back in Water Seven in plain sight?
Well, as far as 'Cutty Flam' goes he can always go into hiding under another name.. after all everyone knew him as 'Franky' for years and had no idea who he really was.
On the other hand, someone like Paulie is well known by CP9, Spandam, and nearly all of Water 7 and most likely some at Enies Lobby. It would be very hard for him to go into hiding and still do what he loves best (building/repairing ships.)
Another reason I think Paulie may join the crew =P
Either way.. as far as Water 7 goes.. its only the Franky family and the Galley-Le workers (three of them) who have gotten in over their heads. The Franky Family has already proved to be great at hiding and popping up without being noticed.. and the three Galley-Le are really the only ones who will have trouble hiding.. I really don't know what will happen after this to be honest with you.. but it will be extremely interesting to find out!
Edit: I take that back, I do have ONE idea of something that might happen. I believe towards the end of the arc Spandam will issue the Buster Call on Enies Lobby and BOOM! The StrawHats (along with ALL of their little accomplices) will all manage to escape through the skin of their teeth and then all the evidence that prove they faught against the Government will be up in flames.. the only one who would get blamed would be the 'Straw Hats' because that would most likely be the only thing Spandam gets to scream into a DenDen before the island goes Ka-Blooie!
I never actually considered Paulie joining the crew. When the Strawhats arrived at Water 7 I thought Kaku was going to join because of that little introduction Iceburg gave him and how he was the one to find out about Merry's death.
After he was found to be in the CP9 I never really thought about the crew member joining thing (too many other things going on in the story). It wasn't until the end of Franky's flashback I thought 'oh so he'll be the new crewmember'. So I kinda just stuck with that thought. I also read in some interview that Oda wanted to do a robot manga at some point, so I guessing he really likes them. If I remember right wasn't there also a picture of Zoro and Luffy as robots.
Paulie just seemed like one of those characters who just help the Strawhats with there purpose. Kinda like Pell, Gan Fall, Conis, Yosaku and Johny.
Just for the record (not that this has much to do with the topic) but I honestly feel that Pell didn't really help the 'StrawHats'.
I feel more like he was just helping Vivi and no one else.. and since Vivi and the StrawHats were basically having the same fight it seemed like Pell was helping. Like bringing Luffy to battle to rescue Vivi and Cobra. I think Pell did it more to help Vivi instead of helping Luffy get into battle.. and the bomb thing? He did that for his kingdom…
...anyway it could be arguable either way! =P But this is just my view on it.