Originally Posted by ask me anything
Or maybe that DF's are just so rare that having a way to mass produce them would be important to the Marines.
I think the DF project Vegapunk was working on was meant to be a super soldier program for the marines. Imagine an elite battalion of 1000's of marines enhanced with super epic Dragon Zoan DF powarz!!! Basically the Captain America's of this manga. He probably did end up succeeding a little later too, and the fruit that kid found was just the unfinished prototype.
Then after that, VP found a way to enhance objects with DF abilities and combined that with his cybernetic and mechanical genius, thus the Pacifista program was born. So he basically said, fuck the Captain America program, now I can mass produce Hulks!!!!
10 Hulks>>>>>1000Captain America's.
That actually is a good point..we know that VP's work has progressed beyond this actual prototype. I would agree that maybe the WG wanted a fair chance at eradicating the pirate era. The only way is to boost their own arsenal of strength. We have super G-5 members and we have the Royal Pirates and the Four great Pirates..Marines needed a way to boost their own set without relying on pirates to take care of it. With that being said, creating a shit load of artificial DF's which can be altered for their use. As Askmeanything said he even went as far as to find a way for objects and inhumans to use them as well. I think the pacifistas are the second stage...if you are going to go in the example of Marvel...even after the Hulk...they wanted more power! A way to control it even better....Maybe Grey hulk scenario where u have Pacifistas with human intelligence beyond robotic control and devil fruit combined devil fruit powers without restraints.