Originally Posted by Pritha
^ all true .. but i tot he came into new world to capture SH. Thts y he asked aokiji to transfer him there right? and he was also expecting luffy to come to land of lightening but he was surprised when luffy ignored all the three possible islands from fisherman island and that s the reason he also went to PH. i mean thts what i remember, correct me if i am wrong.
Thts y i tot only after this arc he might take a liking to SH and help him out. esp with sanji becoming his crew's bro n stuff :P
That is all correct, Luffy did skip some side islands and Smoker was dead on his trail. Remember also even though they fought and continued to, Aokiji also took a liking to Luffy. There is obvious respect there among those three. Even more respect and fear from Garp /Dragon...that is what is leading Smoker to chase after Luffy the supposed threat of D. And also the fact that Luffy tore down multiple WG buildings lol. Even though Aokiji and Smoker have taken a liking it doesn't keep them from doing their job. Now that Vergo has shown his true colors this could be where Smoker continues to work with WG as his duty or work with them to figure out what they could be up to. Finding out anything regarding Dofla's work could be damaging to either WG or Dofla's camp so I am sure they will do whatever to shut him up. It will be interesting how this plays out with Smoker. Tashigi also pointed out to the G5 marines to stop calling Sanji bro. It is an temporary alliance to get off that dreaded island. I am sure again Smoker will give Luffy a pass to move ahead..but warn him the next time they meet it will be for real.. Luffy for me has already surpassed Smoker..it would be beneficial to show them work together than at each others throats. From what we have seen with Smoker vs Vergo and Luffy vs CC is that Luffy could beat Smoker hands down.....Luffy will get his first true challenge fighting against Dofla's camp. As it stands...Smoker/Tashigi do like and have at moments turned their cheek towards SH's movements...its a cat n mouse game but it seems at times the cat isn't hungry to chase...