Give Big Mom bad news –> Get soul taken away / die / smashed to near death.
And people wonder why noone is telling Big Mom anything. They actually value life guys, this is strictly Big Moms own fault and for me quite believeable.
.. You know I was agreeing with the people saying it's been too convenient that, every time the SHs overpower/outsmart one of BMs underlings/kids, they seem to hide it to save their own skin, but you have a point. BM has proven that blood-relation means very little to her regardless of how much she preaches about family and unity. She killed her own son I believe, at the start of this arc, after a rampage. So I agree, I think that's reason enough for her subordinates to be acting the way they are and keeping things under wraps, and wanting to deal with problems themselves.
On a separate note regarding Luffy's appearance, people should remember that it's probably been hours since Luffy jumped out of the infirmary window and went to the spot he said he wouldn't leave. It's the middle of the night when everyone is supposed to be asleep, and he was already very drained back at the chateau (not to mention the exertion of trying to tear his own arms off, even if that was a semi-gag).
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Loved the humor and Brook's nonchalant "Yeah, I stole 'em."
haha I loved this too. And when he wakes up after all the ruckus in BMs bedroom, and then "realizing" it's just a fly, goes right back to sleep.