Re: One piece 677
I think Smoker will cooperate. He does have a strong sense of honor. Like when the SH's took out Crocodile, and the marines covered it up. He got super mad about that shit. In his mind he saw what the SH's did and was willing to give them credit for it, even though they're still enemies. From that point on he told Tashigi "we need to rise in rank" or something to that effect.
With Vergo out of the way, wouldn't that put Smoker next in line to run the entire G-5. That's works out well for him, since he'd have more leeway to go where he wants, much like Garp use to do. Plus he'd have access to more info. Not to mention he'd be more likely to get the promotion to Admiral if an opening came up.