Originally Posted by Dagoro
Well, there are two people that I recall that where top hats. Rob Lucci and that magician guy from Blackbeard's crew.
Originally Posted by Numinous
Probable, although it still has the issue of why nobody else eats a second DF.
It also has been mentioned that BB has a weird body which could allow him to wield two fruits. But there is a theory out there that Blackbeard hasn't actually taken in the Gura Gura no mi powers but rather absorbed it with this Yami Yami no mi abilities and is able to manipulate the essence of the DF's power via his own. Kinda like how he's able to absorb whatever that's in his path and shoot it back out. Because he would totally contradicts the rule of people not being able to eat more than two fruits. So there has to be a trick to it, otherwise, why cover him up with a dead Whitebeard underneath a black sheet?
Although, the idea of a window of opportunity to immediately harvest and redirect DF powers back into a nearby fruit is interesting and maybe there is a connection between CC and BB. It would explain why BB want to get WB's powers quickly.
As far as the note that Chopper received. I think it might be from that bird chick. She is the most curious character in this arc and I have a feeling there is more to her.
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