READ http://apforums.net/showpost.php?p=422493&postcount=12 FIRST!!!!
The first post is very old.
As always my topic title is more sensational than the content but at least I think it's pretty cool.
So I think a good number of us have become keen to Oda's sketch in CW2 which displayed an 8-armed swordsman of sorts which seems to resemble (albeit distantly) our man Zoro's Asura move. So we can see where Oda drops his ideas along the way and picks them up and/or modifies them.
But check this out.
It APPEARS that this dropped character (or at least character design) was the Fish Man swordsman that Hachi alluded to at Arlong Park. Floating by his head is a speech bubble that mysteriously reads, "Hooo, you know Hachi huh?" Was this the original design for the master swordman Fish Man of Fish Man Island??? The second speech bubble is somewhat more perplexing IF I'm reading it correctly. Oda's scrawls are difficult to read but it appears that he's saying, "I'll just tell you now, that guy wasn't my enemy." I dunno who or what he means or if I'm even reading it correctly but it's a curious and intriguing piece of OP trivia nonetheless.