For the longest while now I had thought that Mama’s size + Ceasar’s experiments at her request + her evident irritation towards giants + Lola’s failed wedding with the giants prince Loki… in short it was basically obvious. What I thought, though, was that she’d be an half-breed - like Hagrid, or well, Pudding - and as such, disliked by both races alike. It seems, though, that her gigantic stature and exxagerated strenght - even by giants’ standrds apparently - were simply casual. A natural trait, though without any apparent explaination. And since her parents have left the story, probably for good*, I doubt we’ll get a more exhaustive one in the future
Gigantic people in One Piece are not uncommon, au contraire; just to mentions some: Doflamingo, Sai, Vinsmoke Judge, Whitebeard, Blackbeard, Akainu, Aokiji, Kizaru… -, so, in some way, her stature could have just been explained as Oda’s kink for unusual individuals, and makes the current outcome, if not more predictable, at least a little wtf-y in relation to all the other characters who are, undeniably, drawn enormous but don’t bother anyone.
What surprised though is her “goodness”. Yet another innate trait that she somehow passed on to her children, who are, more evidently, quite psychotic, but didn’t have a Mother Caramel to hold them back. So my guts tell me this, that she, indeed, is somehow a demon, that she is either possesed by something - maybe it’s her demon fruit already, given all the popular theories about df being actual incarnations of demons…,? -or is, naturally, constantly hungry and angry because of it, and for some reason, she can’t be hold back on that. A developmente such as this would be interesting, psycho villains are interesting, my favorite, but there’s way too many of them already. A villain forced to bad stuff because of an entity, that’s more rare**
Another surprising trait is her ingenuity. It’s true that she was a kid, but she really seems to lacks the ability to understand certain contexts around her. I don’t doubt that Mother Caramel tried to explain her the difference between wanting to help someone and trying to kill them, but she didn’t seem to make many improvements. Now, however, she not only understands the difference, but has lost her kindness completely, her good intentions are gone - yet again something that makes me lean towards some kind of possession or innate force -, she now understands the difference between good and evil and leans fully consciously towards the second, not because she’s naturally psychotic, but because she knows how it can be used as a leverage. Edward Weeble’s example shows us that’s you can be as strong as you like, but it’s not of much use when you don’t know how to use that power. A person who threatens to send you heads of loved ones is not stupid or ingenous or simply evil: she does it for a purpose or she wouldn’t waste her time.
So we have a big, massive, enormous develoment that led from what we just saw to what she is now. If it all comes down to her eventual exile from Elbaf, I’ll be truly disappointed. We cannot have a Yonkou with less backstory than Doffy.
*Oda didn’t even bother showing their faces
** though they kinda exist in real life: ever heard of people turned extremely violent because of tumors pressing against their brain?
yoyoyo I haven’t done this one in a while sooooo here you go
Seriously, I’m quite thankful for Perospero. I am so thankful that he doesn’t give a fuck about Katakuri’s warning. If he did, the Vinsmokes would be goners by now. But NO. He still continues on his preaching. I don’t think he even wants to kill them, he’s just there to smear them with shit-talk until BM will go cray-cray.
He never thought someone in God mode would appear.
still love him, tho.
2. IT’S GOING DOWN
I have some people I’m betting to have BM’s wrath after all of this.
First is of course: Brûlée.
Brûlée is aware of her fate. Caesar’s logic here is plausible, and it’s actually already figured out by Katakuri. I’m pretty sure Brûlée won’t just wait and let herself get killed. She’ll probably bail or something.
It’s plausible, considering the fact that she visibly failed to perform her role on the assassination plot. Daifuku’s words here can indicate that she may incur BM’s anger due to her failure. If anything, maybe Pudding’s siblings themselves would punish her, and in the worst-case scenario… take her life
And yooooooo: has anyone seen Opera? HAHA
Mont-d’Or realized about Opera’s lies, and is probably going to relay this to his mother. But he’s nowhere to be found at the tea party at least. Opera probably knows what’s waiting for him if ever he stays so he’d bail too I guess.
There’s also Praline and Chiffon. Lola’s already a given, but Chiffon is more likely than Praline to be punished or killed. Brûlée knows about Chiffon’s treachery, but then again she’s doubted herself. Praline only follows her husband because they know about Jimbei’s plans, but who knows what might happen?
Charlotte Katakuri or Dogtooth was introduced as one of the Three Sweet Commanders, and most likely to be the strongest out of all of them due to his ridiculously high bounty that’s higher than Jack the Drought. Hell, he shot a person with a jellybean. He can also see a bit into the future. Surely, he’s going to be a tough opponent.
But as you can see, even on the previous chapters, Katakuri has been constantly failing at stopping the chaos. He might be the first one to predict about the craziness but he can’t do anything. This chain of events can be disappointing, but I’m still optimistic about him.
I’m guessing he would have a clash with Luffy and do considerable damage to him. Take note that passed through Bege, Pedro and Jimbei by himself, without taking major damage. If anything, I don’t think he was damaged at all. This still speaks for his strength as a fighter.
This might suggest that I speculate an incoming war. Why do I think there would be some kind of war?
4. The assassination plot might fail
The Straw Hat-Fire Tank alliance’s plot has been sailing a bit smoothly since the beginning of the Tea Party, with a little miscalculation here and there. Now, I don’t think Big Mom would die in just a mere five seconds. She’s a Yonko, she plays a big part in the current saga…well, the Yonko saga. She’s an important character, and I really don’t believe she’d die just like that. Hell, we’re even getting flashbacks for her backstory.
How do I think this assassination might fail?
The KX launchers. One of those launchers has poison that’s more than enough to kill a person. That’s good logic because they highly considered Big Mom to be very durable and most likely invulnerable to damage. One of those is packed with instant death, and they managed to have three.
However, I think it’s a big mistake to use all three at the same time. What if they missed or something? What would they use then?
Also, the mirror. Many speculate that the mirror will shatter upon contact with BM’s Conqueror’s Haki/alien-like scream. Caesar managed to bring the mirror they’d use to escape but we don’t know what happened to it after BM screamed.
Those are just some of the common plausible factors about the assassination’s failure. There are those who say that Luffy and Big Mom will end up having a truce. This is unlikely, but still arguable. If you consider the fact that Luffy doesn’t end up killing his enemies, if anything he makes allies out of them, then the ending of the WCI arc being a truce is still a possibility… though it won’t sit well with Bege and probably Caesar too. What’s most likely is that Luffy will kick BM’s ass… but probably not in this arc? Who knows?
Anyways, I firmly believe that the assassination will fail. This will end up being an all-out war between the Charlotte family and the Big Mom pirates against the Straw Hat-Fire Tank alliance. The Vinsmokes might either be a neutral party or an enemy of the BM pirates, since they were betrayed after all.
But I have that gut feeling somebody will die… or a huge decision will be made. I strongly hope it’s not Sanji leaving the crew, because NO.
Beetlejuice is a haunted house story told from the point of view of two ghosts who suck at haunting. After the dead Maitlands fail to scare away the hipster family who bought their house, they enlist the help of Beetlejuice, a deranged freelance poltergeist who’s also one of the best characters Tim Burton ever created.
He is also the ghost of Batman, after he was killed by Scarecrow.
We know what you’re thinking. “What are you, nuts? Beetlejuice is a completely different person than Batman. We don’t see him fighting crime or even having similar values, and not once does he do that cool thing where he says something and then when you look away for half a second he disappears. In fact, he seems more like the kind of person Batman would pummel into evil clown pudding while splitting his attention between the fight and reminding Alfred to pick up cold cuts.” But trust me that this isn’t just the byproduct of binging Michael Keaton movies for three straight days. I actually have a point to make here.
First, we need you to realize that Tim Burton’s Batman and Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice take place in the same Bat-Keaton-verse – which is different from the Bat-Kilmer and Bat-Clooney-verses. We’ve pointed out before that the Batman series went through some major changes between Returns and Forever. When Tim Burton left to pursue a career as a coked-up man-Muppet, Joel Schumacher changed the tone of the franchise from “dark deco” to “cartoon impossible.” Everything from the layout of Gotham City to Batman’s jawline became softer and more kid-friendly.