She was also cut in half at the waist as well yet was fine. We've already seen that Law's DF cuts things up without actually damaging them and if you just put them back together they're no worse for wear so I always assumed he cut her sword the same way he cuts up people so all they had to do was just stick it back together.
Ryuuma isn't related to Zoro but he is related to Kuina. One of Ryuuma's descendants/relatives founded the village where Zoro is from but he's not related to Zoro directly. Zoro could have heard of samurai or Wano before because of that.
CoC does mean conquerors haki Skywalker TC is simply mistaken in thinking Zoro had mastered it back then.
The misunderstanding comes from a scene in Sabaody where Zoro is jumped by a gang and he glares at them and they get too scared to attack and back down. Loads of people have taken that scene to mean Zoro had conquerors and was using it then, when ever the question of if Zoro has it came up in the past people always cited that scene with a "See he used it then".
It wasn't conquerors it was just intimidation lots of characters have done things like that throughout the series who didn't have it it was just a scene to show that Zoro was badass and scary. Also it was an anime only scene anyway so wouldn't have counted as evidence either way.
^^That's what I've been thinking, why introduce this character this late in the game? He's clearly very strong but even the WB's son angle is presented in a very unusual way.
Normally if we're introduced to a character claiming to be another's relative either we're all meant to think he is then the big twist is that he isn't or we as the audience don't believe him but the characters all do building tension because we can see the charatcers being tricked and put in danger. This is neither, neither the audience or the characters believe that's he's WB's son so why present that as a plot point at all? It looks like his mother Bakkin was a member of the Rocks pirates as well which might provide some clues.
My theory is that he IS WB's son but that it doesn't matter. Found family is a strong theme in One Piece, the idea that our friends and lovers can be more of a family to us than our blood relatives, so Weevil is WB's biological son but that means nothing, WB's family was his crew.
I think when the reveal comes that they were telling the truth and we're all super annoyed Oda's response will be, "Why are you surprised? I've been telling you that from the start."
Isn't Franky already fighting Sasaki and Who's Who is currently up against Jinbe.
I think this is probably how Nami get's Zeus back maybe Big Mom will lend him to her or something because I've found it very strange that Oda gave Nami the Zeus powerup only to take away again very soon after.
A stab is a small slice really. If you stab someone in the gut there is a line where the blade went in so I'd assume Buggy would just split apart along that line, so even if the cut wasn't very long he'd split his whole body anyway,
I suspect a haki imbued blade probably could cut him. Luffy's DF gives him complete immunity to blunt attacks like bullets or punches because his rubber body bends with the blow yet a haki imbued punch will still hurt him, by that same logic I think a haki infused blade could cut Buggy.
That technique is more of a shockwave caused by physical force, Luffy compared it to an impact dial from Skypeia, because it's not a blunt attack his body doesn't bend to defend himself form it so he takes the damage.
It's very similar to how Fishman Karate works. Fishman Karate works by sending a shockwave through the moisture in the air and the body causing more damage than a simple blunt attack and so it can injure Luffy when a regular blunt attack wouldn't.
Before this point what we knew of the fight between Moria's crew and Kaido's was that Moria's entire crew died but that Moria managed to escape with Ryuuma's body and sword.
Pre-timeskip when people talked about the battle people were describing Moria as if he was as strong as Kaido. When all the shadows were returned after Luffy beat him people were surprised that Moria because he supposedly fought on par with Kaido.
How I always understood it was that Moria WAS very powerful back then, nearly at Kaido's level but his crew wasn't and most of his crew died during the battle. Moria was quite clear that it was the loss of his crew that caused him to give up not because he was weak himself. Unlike most OP characters Moria is significantly weaker now than he was then.
I always assumed that it was about being King of the Pirates and they laughed at Luffy because he as a weakling and lots of people laugh when he says it and that the reason WB and Oden looked confused and laughed is because Roger just made it up, Roger had just invented the concept of Pirate King and they were laughing because of how idiotic and childish the whole idea was.
None of this is ever revealed in the manga or anime it's only revealed in an SBS which is why it's not common knowledge, so it's not a spoiler to tell you this.
The Shimotsuki family story is tied into Zoro in a someone overly complicated way.
Years ago a member of the Shimotsuki clan named Kozaburo left Wano and travelled to the East Blue and saved a village which was then named after him Shimotsuki Village, this is the village Zoro is from but Zoro is not related to him Kuina is. Kozaburo was Kuina's grandfather and the father of Koushiro, Zoro's master.
Zoro has met Kozaburo, when he told Momonosuke that an old man from his village used to say Snatch/Sunnachi he was talking about Kozaburo he is also the man who made 2 of Zoro's swords Wado Ichimonji and Enma.
So Zoro does have a connection but it's relatively loose.
Personally I think One Piece will end the same way it began with the Pirate King's (Luffy this time) public execution but we won't actually see it happen the last image will be him on the platform looking out over the crowd and grinning like a lunatic.
Armament haki does seem to work a little differently against Logia users pre-timeskip, there's a scene in marineford when WB runs Aokiji through with his weapon and everyone who's looking comments that WB was using haki but Aokiji was fine, if WB was using Haki the way we understand it Aokiji would have died. And again when Marco and Vista attacked Akainu there were big lava gouges in his body the same as if he's been hit by a regular attack but Akainu commented that haki users were really annoying.
Oda had clearly already thought of the idea that haki could be used to hurt logia users and we see it being used to hurt luffy with blunt attacks by Hancock's sisters but I do think he hadn't fully fleshed out the specifics on how it would affect logia users.
Using Enel's voltage for determining power doesn't really work because that's not how voltage works but if we assume it is then the strongest voltage Enel is seen producing is 200 million volts, a real bolt of lightning has on average 300 million volts and more than 70% of people hit by real lightning survive. Raigo was made using his own powers and the mechanism in Ark Maxim and took a while to create, he can't make it without Ark Maxim and even if he could it would take too long so it's no good in a fight.
Since you said Logia I'm assuming this is BB before he got WB's devil fruit so pre-timeskip BB. Akainu is the strongest one there, BB literally ran away from him pre-timeskip, Aokiji fought Akainu for 10 days straight so even though he lost he's on a similar level, let's assume Kizaru is as well all 3 of them were admirals at the same time.
CC's oxygen ability won't be much use because he can only use it in the area around him and most of them are mid to long range fighters but he still has endless poisonous gasses.
BB is probably the best change of team 2 because if he can get close enough to touch them then his DF can prevent them from using theirs and not in the same way haki lets them but hit but they literally can't use their powers at all as that's a serious advantage, especially against logia users. CC would be useless against that though I imagine Akainu and Aokiji would be able to keep going, Sabo would definitely be able to counter that he became a top class fighter before getting a DF so losing his powers to BB wouldn't weaken him the same way it would the others.
I'm gonna have to give it to the top team.
I've never bought the "Shanks is a celestial dragon" theory because it's too opposed to Doflamingo's backstory.
Doflamingo is an ex-dragon and they treated him like scum because of it, he even tried to rejoin them after killing his dad (the one who actually left) and they tried to kill him for even attempting it. There was nothing resembling the respect that Shanks gets.
And if he never officially left them he'd still be treated with respect like a proper celestial dragon but then he wouldn't have a bounty. The celestial dragons are above the law they can legally do no wrong so one would never have a bounty put on his head.
So I think what you're asking is if a DF user takes a bite and gets the power and then keeps the rest of the fruit, when they die will the fruits power revert back to the remains of the original fruit that they kept, allowing someone else to gain powers off it, or will it go to a completely new fruit.
I'd have to say probably a completely new fruit rather than going back to the old one. We don't know enough about how devil fruit powers are passed on, we know it passes to an ordinary fruit that turns into a DF, it probably has to be the right kind of fruit because shape is a big identifying factor in which devil fruit is which. Luffy's fruit looked like a melon so when he dies if will probably be reincarnated into a melon rather than something like a banana or cherry.
I'm not even certain how important proximity is. We saw it happen with the Axolotl DF it reincarnated into a nearby apple but the mane mane and bari bari fruits both existed in Wano 20 years ago and their users both died in Wano, if they only get reincarnated into the nearest fruit how did Bartolmeo and Mr 2 get hold of them.
I think people put too much stock in the injury Oden gave him. Kaido's fighting style is to just stand there and let himself get hit until he gets bored, several people have managed to draw blood against Kaido and Oden's not even the only person to give him a permanent scar. Zoro just gave him a scar that Kaido claims will be permanent, Zoro can't beat Kaido 1 v 1 so I don't think Oden being able to scar him is proof that he was going to win, Kaido wasn't even in his hybrid form. Injuring someone and beating someone as far from being the same thing. And even though he was distracted Kaido still took Oden out in 1 blow, it wasn't even a named attack he just whacked him with his club.
That said when he was thinking about all the people that could defeat him Kaido did envision Oden along with Rocks, Roger, Shanks and Whitebeard, so at the very least Kaido suspects Oden was capable of beating him but he though WB was capable and was still heading to Marineford.
I think Oden would put up a good fight but I think it would go to Kaido in the end.
Enel and his priests definitely had future sight. They literally called out what their opponent was about to do before they did it (Which Sandersonia also did), how can the Strawhats fight people who can see the future was a major obstacle in the Skypiea arc.
Shura (the priest no one remembers because he was taken out by Wiper) predicted that Chopper was about to change size and then try to punch him before he did either despite having never seen Chopper shapeshift before. I honestly wasn't aware that Enel and his priests being able to see the future was a topic of debate, the Skypiea arc was very clear that they could.
@Laugh Tale 99 Luffy and Katakuri aren't the only people who can see the future with haki. Enel and all 4 of his priests could do it and so could Sandersonia. That's why so many people got confused by observation haki during that fight, because we'd met so many people that could see the future we thought it was more common than it was.
I don't think Fujitora could sense the meteor with haki because that's way too OP and even then as far as we're aware it's only possible to sense life not rocks. He likely does have strong haki and I suspect he probably has the advanced version which is how he can fight so well despite being blind, similar to how Luffy was able to dodge Katakuri's attacks with his eyes closed.
Did he say that it was Wano that would blow Marineford away? He did say there was a big war coming that would surpass Marinford but I don't think he specified that it was Wano.
A lot of fans took it to mean Wano because that's where the manga was heading at the time but as far as I remember he didn't say that this giant war would be the Wano arc, he just said there was a big war coming.