@RaWDwayne , yeah, he said that he wanted to keep "low profile" until he got his hands on the fruit that he wanted (Yami Yami no Mi).
It hasn't been said that how long Blackbeard had been on Whitebeard's crew, but it is most likely that he has been there long, since he was asked to be a division commander. From where you could also think that this BB vs Shanks incident had happened before when Roger became the King.
And actually, @Shadow VS light , it hasn't been said whether Shanks has or not a devil fruit.
Meh, everything in this thread is wild speculation, but Shanks clearly stated that he "wasn't being careless" when talked about it with Whitebeard. And after all even the Shanks hasn't been emperor for whole life, and you can't say whether Blackbeard has (now) third fruit (and had it before as well).
But one thing is for sure is that water fruit sound ridiculous, since it would nullify basically the only weaknesses that the fruits have and Shanks has shown to be a rather "anti-fruit" -type of guy.
@WHITEBEARDPIRATES2 it has only *confirmed* in Japanese in some Shonen Jump, if I recall right, and even then it was said that there was plans.
These articles are made to get more viewers like many other medias make such things nowadays as well, which you should obviously understand ( be critical about the sources of the information ).
As I understood, they made the war, yes, because Ace was one of Whitebeard's *sons*, but also because Whitebeard planned for him to be the next Pirate King, as he thought that he wouldn't pursue such a title and of course Roger's successor should aim for it.
It is all info that we already know, that's why they are creating thins discussion, as they (mainly AuroraOfDeath) have said.
@12th Supernova , Ohoho, sorry guess I didn't read that good enough, sorry!
@12th Supernova , guess the guidelines are not up to date then:
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At the time of the Battle of Marineford Shanks was undoubtably stronger than Blackbeard, at least what we can tell from Blackbeard's reaction towards Shanks showing up.
Now, in the other hand, as @Strawhaired pirates stated, it is impossible to know, since we haven't seen neither of them battling anyone, and even then it would be ridiculous to compare their strengths since they haven't fought each others.
Does he need awakening? Is it said that he'll get one? - Maybe not, and no.
Yeah, though I don't know whether you are using the exact page or just the app.
On the onepiece.wikia.com you can filter the posts by categories from the left side of the page.
It SHOULD be, though, a guideline that the discussions headlines shouldn't contain anything that could spoiler others, even on "All" category, because that's where you are thrown anyways, at first AND you can only browse the categories one at the time.
We don't know anything about Shanks abilities yet, so it is impossible to say.
But it's been said that Shanks has pretty much mastered Haki, so it would be incredibly hard for Law to deal damage on him.
"Not based on the user" and then you base it on the user. Ugh.
Haven't seen "bad" devil fruits, pretty much all of them are made to suit the characteristics of the user, and we don't know if they would work totally differently on other persons or not (though Sabo immediately *invented* new moves for Mera Mera No mi).
It all depends on how would you like to use them (if its the fighting ability you are seeking, then you'd need to rephrase the question to "What is the *weakest* devil fruit in your opinion" or something like that).
*Spoiler* It's going to be at least a whole arc before that happens..
@The ASL Pirates , nice one, man.
Kinemon and Momo got their own duties and Kuzan, well, what @Samuel sitompul said.
Yup, most likely, yes, okely dokely, yep yep, most definitely, wopwop.
Meh. There are things older than the Void Century, so we should have seen them.
Also I recall Oda comparing our universe and One Piece universe, parallel universe style, so... no.
Also it has been said that much of the technological achievements of One Piece are because of one man, Vegapunk.
Also Colosseum was more modern only because we don't have needs for such places right now, and slavery is abolished, which makes building such wonders expensive to build. (part of the reason, getting lazy)
It sure could have been though that the moon people would have modified human race genetically, which could have lead them being overthrown (Void), but let's just wait at least to the Vegapunk/some science guy introduction chapters..
Yeah, Luffy could take anyone in a heartbeat (given that the person has given reason for that), but it's more like that the Vinsmoke family got the lack of interest.
Vinsmokes after all want to establish control over whole sea (or at least a country), in which Luffy wouldn't help them.
The difference with grand fleet members and Vinsmokes are that they didn't have any *motives* to go on, unlike the Vinsmokes do, so it was easy to melt them in with Luffy's future.
Oh well, maybe they can form some kind of *slackish* alliance for the time being, but to join the real Alliance, no.
No. Conflict of interests.
They used some kind of engines (?) (shown in ep. 775 , about 7:45).