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

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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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Fairy Tail Chapter 441 – Towards Alakitasia

Fairy Tail chapter 441 - Fairy Tail Team A

I lost.

From the moment the concept of “infiltration mission” was mentioned, you just knew something would go awry and deviate the very nature of the mission. Fairy Tail just wouldn’t be Fairy Tail without a bit of spice to enhance the flavour of excitement attached to this mission. Although they started off so well fooling the Albareth Soldiers with their fake Guild Marks. A shame right from the very get-go the Albareth soldiers revealed themselves to be such villainous scum, would have loved for Erza and Co. to maintain their cover without incident for a bit longer, at least until they reach Alakitasia and the Albareth Empire. Oh well, Mest can still alter those soldiers memories and remove any trace of Fairy Tail from their memories.

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One Piece Chapter 791 – Freedom

One Piece chapter 791 - Kyros, the hero of Dressosa

Kyros, the hero of Dressosa

The Heavenly Demon’s hold over Dressrosa has finally been lifted and with Bird Cage nullified, the people of Dressrosa after ten long years are liberated. Kyros in particular, after his ten-year long battle against the shadows and deception of Doflamingo, his efforts have finally bore fruit and the nation he loves so dearly has finally been opened up to the truth. The nation has come to realise the price of their ignorance and through the deceit of Doflamingo, have finally found the type of land they truly seek to live in – one governed by freedom.

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Bleach Chapter 632 – Yhwach And Jugram

Bleach chapter 632 - Yhwach and Jugram

Why does Yhwach need to have his being separated into two halves?

What a peculiar development, Jugram is the “other half” of Yhwach? What exactly is Yhwach and why does his very existence deviant from the “norm” everybody else embody? How did Yhwach go about creating a whole new branch of humanity and what are the origins of Yhwach? The very fact that Yhwach is such a unique creation leaves me incredibly curious. I get that Yhwach is the son of the Soul King, but what exactly is the Soul King? The Shinigami needed the Soul King’s existence to stabilize the dimensions from crumbling, but why in the first place did they need such an existence? Surely before the Soul King came into existence, the worlds held together fine, so what drove the Shinigami to requiring an entity like the Soul King to be the part which holds the worlds together?

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Shokugeki No Soma Chapter 122-123 – The Moon Banquet Festival

Shokugeki no Soma chapter 123 - Souma's stall

Keeping things simple; smart Souma, very smart

How fascinating it is to see how Souma goes about approaching the challenge he has against Kuga and in particular, how Souma goes about deciding on the exact flavours to feature in his dishes that can stand up to and even outshine any of the dishes Kuga produces. The spiciness which Kuga drowns his dishes in ends up highlighting the deliciousness of the dish and creating an addiction inside the customer. Can Souma directly oppose such a flavor impact or does he plan on utilising the addiction Kuga’s dishes produces to attract customers to his stall. What ever Souma decides to do, he definitely does have a lot of cuisine variety to choose from to base his dishes around with Chinese cuisine as his cooking genre for this years Moon Banquet Festival. Can Souma do the unthinkable and actually defeat Kuga and the Chinese Research Society?

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Fairy Tail Chapter 440 – Infiltrating Albareth

Fairy Tail chapter 440 - Erza's decision as the Seven Guild Master

I seriously cannot wait to see how much more powerful Erza has become over this past year

Instead of colliding against the united force Albareth possess with an equally massive force, Erza has decided to keep things simple and send in a recon team consisting of Natsu, Gray, Lucy, Wendy, Mest, Happy, Carla and herself to infiltrate the Albareth Empire and save Makarov (if he is indeed captured). Unbeknownst to Erza, Gajeel with his abnormal hearing has overheard their conversation and has plans of his own to infiltrate the Albareth Empire with a group composed of the Fairy Tail Team B members. With the revelation of the Spriggan Twelve and the number one Ten Wizard Saint becoming part of it, it has become clear that in order for Fairy Tail to succeed in saving Makarov, they will have to clash against mages that possess magical power equal to or greater than the level of Ishgar’s strongest mage.

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One Piece Chapter 790 – Doflamingo Defeated

One Piece chapter 790 - Straw Hat color spread

It is good to see the whole crew together again (even if just a cover) =D

It has finally arrived, the moment in which Luffy finally exchanges his final blow with Doflamingo this arc! Now we can finally move forward from Dressrosa and onto the rest of the New World. Finally! The interrupted and temporized nature of the Luffy and Doflamingo battle seriously did hinder the excitement attached to the match-up and unfortunately, with the addition of the whole of Dressrosa being incorporated into the defeat of Doflamingo, we were not only distracted from the Luffy VS Doflamingo conclusion, but ended up having the whole climax of the battle postponed for several chapters, just so Dressrosa could have their “ahhh” moment and realise they should actually do something themselves to help themselves. I understand the intention Oda-sensei had by using Doflamingo’s “madness” to develop several characters (Luffy, Law, Bellamy, Viola, Dressrosa) and it wasn’t bad but there are times when the focus of the reader’s attention needs to be limited to less developments to allow for those few developments to be more impacting.

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Bleach Chapter 631 – The Origins Of The Sternritter

Bleach chapter 631 - Bazz-B's promise

The creator of their sorrow and the target of their vengeance…

How peculiar, so Yhwach knew about Soul Society way back in the past, I wonder how exactly he came to know about it? Could it be possible that some of the souls which fragments of his own soul were attached to knew about Soul Society and as a result when those fragments of his soul returned to him, Yhwach gained the knowledge along with the aspects of that person? Well whatever the case, Yhwach has been targeting Soul Society since he was 200 years old. As for Bazz-B it seems Jugram and him came to mutual understanding that in order to kill Yhwach, they would have to earn his trust, well at least that is what Bazz-B believed. There is still something unknown about Jugram that I doubt even Bazz-B knew about, but I wonder what exactly it is =/.

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