[Theory] One Piece – There’s Something About Monet (Nakama Theory)

One Piece - Monet - by teebohne

Monet the Harpy – art by teebohne

I really can’t help myself in pushing forward this theory as I have quite the obsession with Monet’s character. Although I will make an effort to be as objective as I possibly can, there will be a certain degree of bias driving me during my interpretation of the scenes which I will be using to support my theory surrounding Monet regarding her potential as a Straw Hat nakama candidate due to my obsession. Be it my delusion, hope, insanity, ego or something even more intangible, there is some incomprehensibly mysterious force compelling me to follow through with this desire.

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One Piece Chapter 856 – The Captain And The Chef

One Piece chapter 856 - Sanji's request for Luffy's help

Finally! Sanji finally let down his walls and opened up to his Captain who has always been there for him

Sanji finally let off the weight dragging him down into despair. The agonizing weight of having his dreams crushed and his loved ones lives used against him. A sinking weight wholly reliant on his actions. Sanji wanted to protect everyone even if it meant doing it all alone and against an overwhelming opponent. He complied with the demands required of him and played the part of a pawn in someone else’s schemes oblivious to the reality of what was going on behind the scenes. Now that Sanji is aware of the futility of his efforts, of how the Wedding is actually a precursor to a festival of death and destruction, he turns to his captain for help. And of course, Luffy being who he is, accepts the challenge of further angering a Yonko.

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Fairy Tail Chapter 521 – The Final Spriggan

Fairy Tail chapter 521 - Gildarts VS August

The Titans collide and the destruction signals their presence

So in the end August is the last of the twelve to remain in fighting condition. Expected but pleasantly surprised to see the other remaining Spriggan members dealt with in quick succession – doesn’t look like Universe One reversing split them up. Sad to see no sign of Jellal, especially when he was still willing himself on to stop August the last we seen him. Hopefully he makes a grand appearance soon as he hasn’t really done much this arc and the opponents to stop are gradually reducing. With Gildarts now keeping August busy, the logical place for Jellal to head is for the Fairy Tail building where Zeref is located or has he instead went where Erza is?

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One Piece Chapter 855 – The Chef And The Captain

Food for a friend

Food for a friend

Even though I had to expected Brook to have hidden the Poneglyph imprints within his skull/afro, what an awesome development it is to see it actually come about, especially when revealed in the context of the odds being stacked completely against Brook. I’m glad his moment wasn’t stolen but instead enhanced by Brook being the first person to steal an imprint of the Poneglyph right from under Big Mom (Roger didn’t steal one, he just read it). Big Mom had Brook in her possession and still failed to prevent her ‘treasures’ from being stolen. Now, she is going to fail to prevent the escape of Brook and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates. The fake Brook is going to fool Big Mom and it is going to be hilariously amazing.

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Fairy Tail Chapter 520 – The Scarlet Bond

Fairy Tail chapter 520 - Erza and Irene

Is this really how it will end? Irene…

In the end, it doesn’t seem fair, does it? Irene, who loved so much and gave so much for humanity, found herself continually mocked by the hands of fate. Irene didn’t get the chance to get to know Erza, to spend quality time together with her and to be a parent to her daughter. Irene was broken by the subjects of her love and cast down into a spiral filled with suffering and anguish eventually being overwhelmed by madness where she found herself driven by the desire to kill her own daughter. Since being imprisoned by her husband, it was moments of suffering followed by moments of suffering. Only at the end did Irene come to reclaim back the humanity slowly being lost within her rage. Still, it would have been inspiring and heart-warming if Irene had gotten the opportunity to be a mother and the chance to share her life with her daughter.

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One Piece Chapter 854 – Surfacing Emotions

One Piece chapter 854 - Sanji attacks Bobbin

Nice, Sanji!

Thank goodness Sanji, you have finally come back to your senses and realised what you need to do…Now run Sanji, run! Luffy is waiting for you! Starving himself to express how much the Straw Hat Pirates need you. Pushing himself passed his limits to keep the promise he made with you. Save Luffy, Sanji!!

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Fairy Tail Chapter 519 – The Bond Between Mother And Daughter

Fairy Tail Chapter 519 - Irene and Erza

When it all crumbles away, what remains?

No matter the pain Irene had to endure, no matter the years of torment she was broken by, no matter the loss she had suffered, when it came to her daughter, Irene could not forsake herself. She could not stop acknowledging the love she had for her daughter. Despite the act of abandonment, Irene had good intentions and ultimately feared Erza falling victim to her growing insanity. Irene knew the danger the darkness growing inside her represented and did not want the smile full of purity and hope that made her feel human again to disappear from Erza. Consequently, Irene left Erza at Rosemary Village to give her a future. Continue reading

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One Piece Chapter 853 – Beyond Hunger

One Piece Chapter 853 - Luffy's promise

That willpower…

Despite his weakening condition, Luffy refuses to eat and rest until the situation surrounding Sanji is resolved. Be it his injuries, his fatigue, or his hunger, Luffy through sheer willpower is ignoring it all to keep the promises he made with both Sanji and himself. The promise to not eat any food that isn’t made by Sanji before he rejoins the crew and the promise to protect his nakama. Luffy is putting his faith into Sanji’s hands and will wait at their promised place until either Sanji returns or he dies of hunger. That is how strongly Luffy believes in Sanji.

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