[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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Shokugeki no Soma Chapter 124-193 – The Darkness Of Gourmet

Shokugeki no Soma chapter 126 - The rookies of the first year

The main first years challenging the top

To think the very nature of the Tootsuki Academy would change, from one inspiring freedom within many to one centralising power in the few. Erina’s father, Azami, has been revealed and alongside the shock of his personality, we also learn of his plans for Tootsuki Academy and the restaurants around Japan. Azami plans to totally twist the very meaning of Gourmet and to rob the “unworthy” students of their right to cook within Tootsuki Academy. Azami desires for Tootsuki Academy to become his fortress where the students will be molded by the darkness of his “true gourmet” cooking thereby becoming his soldiers for his future plans across Japan. The Polar Star Dorm and a few other clubs have voiced their disagreement by defeating his chosen soldiers within Shokugeki’s to earn the right to continue to exist but with the Promotion Exam, Azami has all but quashed the rebellion thanks to the Elite Ten Council members under his command. With only Souma, Megumi, Erina, and Takumi remaining, how will their objective of winning the Elite Ten Council seats play out?

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Fairy Tail Chapter 512 – The White Shadow Dragon Slayer

Fairy Tail Chapter 512 - Sting defeats Larcade

With the combined efforts of his fellow members and Kagura, Sting defeats Larcade

Was Larcade really ‘created’ to be Zeref’s trump card against Acnologia? Did Zeref really believe the ability to control desire would overwhelm Acnologia and serve as the basis for Acnologia’s defeat? If so, than Zeref severely underestimated Acnologia and overestimated Larcade’s abilities. Sure Larcade has powerful abilities, but to the point of being able to subject Acnologia to his desires? I honestly don’t think so. Larcade would be torn to shreds before he even had a chance to utter anything dealing with souls ascending to heaven. That is just the might of Acnologia. Once Larcade’s abilities are overcome, there isn’t anything else remaining that makes Larcade a terrifying opponent. As such, once Sting overcame Larcade’s R.I.P. ability, he was able to turn the tables and land a striking blow onto Larcade. But if Larcade is defeated here, what did August mean that Larcade can only be defeated by his mother? And when will we get to learn what Larcade is and how he is connected to Zeref, Mavis and Natsu?

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One Piece Chapter 847 – Big Mom’s Library

One Piece Chapter 847 - Big Mom's Library

My goodness, how many poor souls are trapped inside those books?

Big Mom’s definitely gone and done it now, uttering that very phrase in front of Luffy which has spelt the doom of a many who have come before. Despite the situation, despite the gap in power, despite the difference in status, despite the numbers, despite the varying experiences, whenever anyone challenges Luffy to the title of the Pirate King, a raging fire ignites within him subsequently consuming those challenging him. Big Mom has made a mistake, keeping Luffy alive has just sealed her fate. Once Luffy is free, he won’t let things slide; on top of Big Mom being a danger to Fishman Island, on top of Big Mom taking Sanji away, she now stands in Luffy way on the path to becoming Pirate King. And lets not forget, once Luffy finds out what Big Mom did to Jinbe, he will not forgive her.

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Fairy Tail Chapter 511 – Sting VS Larcade

Fairy Tail chapter 511 - Sting VS Larcade

Dragon Slayer VS Desire Slayer

Looks like Natsu is central to this very battle; Sting has a favour to repay to Natsu for helping him and Sabertooth out during the Grand Magic Games and Larcade has a burning desire to kill Natsu for stealing his father’s attention and interest way from him. Larcade’s existence is getting more mysterious by the chapter, he has now been noted by Sting as having the same smell as Natsu which heavily implies if not confirms that Larcade was made in the same way as Natsu. Given this information, how does Mavis fit in? Continue reading

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One Piece Chapter 846 – The Big Mom Pirates

One Piece Chapter 846 - Luffy VS Big Mom Pirates

How would the situation play out if Luffy were at full strength

I’m not really sure what to think of this arc, it’s developing in a really unexpected way albeit with a predictable end, or so I assume. Ever since the Zou Arc, Oda-sensei has handled the arcs at a sought of tangent from how the story would usually develop, this is probably largely due to the Yonko becoming the focus and the crew having been split in half. Now with every chapter, I find myself both surprised and in wonder towards where Oda-sensei is taking the elements in his story. The end result may be predictable, but I just cannot read the flow of the story. At the same time, it is both challenging and exciting constantly being overwhelmed by awe and the lack of predictability in regards to how the apparent defined end will be reached. Continue reading

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Fairy Tail Chapter 510 – The Bond Shared Between The Dragon Slayers

Fairy Tail chapter 510 - Natsu's parents

Nice to finally see what Natsu’s parents look like

Guess the Sting VS Larcade match up did come to pass. Fgures as both mages utilise light magic as their element, it was inevitable. Been waiting for this match up as well as Sting needs to prove his capabilities as a guild leader and make up for the failure he displayed when they were defeated earlier. Sting needs this battle to showcase just how strong Sabertooth really are and to prove to Yukino that he is worthy of her belief. Regarding Natsu, what exactly is the identity of the disturbance inside his body? Wasn’t it just the amalgamation of the dark energy inside him? Guess it is something more significant than I initially realised. Continue reading

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Fairy Tail Chapter 509 – Larcade Dragneel

Fairy Tail chapter 509 - Kagura

Kagura VS Larcade

Wait, what? Is Mashima-sensei seriously implying what I believe he is implying? When did Mavis give birth to a child? Was this after their kiss and before he dumped her body in front of Hades? If this is the case, wouldn’t Larcade be incredibly old? Is Larcade an illusion created by Mavis? The are so many questions. Honestly, I did not expect this. Neither did I expect Kagura being dispatched so effortlessly by Larcade. Let’s hope Mashima-sensei has more planned for her! Continue reading

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