Thanks. Looks like they are different islands. It could just be an oversight on Oda's part though...
Anyways. More importantly, If someone is to cue Luffy in on the location of the last road ponegliff, i feel it would be Marco.
I'll be honest. I did think Yamato was going to join but their was reasons to doubt it.
All things considered, I'm glad she's not joining but Oda is a troll for constantly pushing that idea only to back out in the end.
@Deicide Maybe I'll finally get around to reading the book(s). I watched the movies not too long ago but I don't remember much.
@Deicide Oh you thought she was going to stay because she has to explore Wano before going out to sea? If not, you were right for the wrong reason and have no right to brag.
@Kishido Yamato will join in the same sense Kin'emon and Momo will. I think Oda has made that clear.
I thought Carrot would become the next leader of the minks ever since they left Whole Cake Island and she went Sulong (the first mink to do so on panel), and I like it. It's the best thing Oda could have done with her. That isn't to say that he did a good job of building it up but the alternative would have been for her to stay as irrelevant as the rest of the minks that aren't Dogstorm and Catviper.
For the people hoping she distinguishes herself more from the other minks, I think the best you can hope for is that she refuses to go after Zunesha and instead goes ponegliff hunting, or something like that, with only a handful of minks, kinda like Pedro did.
Oh yeah, the talk about Luffy whooping Smoker reminded me that I want see Luffy whoop that punk Sentomaru! If I remember correctly, he is very much tied to Vegapunk, so he should be in Egghead more than Smoker should... Let's see him use that axe now!
He seems like a good opponent for Jinbe though.
Yeah, I don't think Vegapunk has been set up as just some evil scientist, but if we actually got characterization for him this chapter, he doesn't strike me as a saint either.
And just looking back at the stuff with Kuma, the Seraphim, etc., the guy is definitely questionable.
@Deicide Right. And I'm saying I don't believe Oda will do Vegapunk like that. I don't buy that Vegapunk will have a creation or underling that is a bigger threat than him in a fight.
I honestly wouldn't mind if that's the case but I just can't see it considering all the hype behind him. He should put the likes of Caesar, Judge, and Queen to shame!
Like it or not, Luffy will always be the main protagonist, so if Vegapunk is the main antagonist and he has to be seriously dealt with this arc, it will be Luffy who ultimately deals with him.
If you don't think Vegapunk has the "power level" for that or whatever, just remember that he is supposed to be on another level than Caesar, and Caesar gave Luffy problems.
@black-leg-jex If Vegapunk is an antogonist this arc, he will be Luffy's opponent.
Give Smoker a break. He was defeated by three different opponents in Punk Hazard, and now the first thing you want in his presumptive return is for him to lose to Luffy? Talk about tasteless!
If i was a hardcore Carrot fan, i think i would probably be taking the "rabbit screw!!" move as a hint or something. I'm not though so i just think that if she didn't just go back to Zou, she took after Pedro and is ponegliff hunting or something, and Oda just doesn't want to reveal that yet.