Originally Posted by ask me anything
I thought when DF users die the fruit reforms. So...grave robbing perhaps? Or the powers move to a nearby fruit transforming it into the 'new' mera mera fruit, like how the artificial fruits were made.
Also, I don't see anybody eating Ace's fruit. Luffy will probably keep it for himself, until he finds One Piece and then just adds it to the pile. I've predicted in the past that the true nature of OP is just a collection of precious items from Rogers crew, and perhaps other crews that made it to raftel over the generations.
The one lone exception I could see, is if the fruit was given to somebody like Colby. Given how Luffy got his DF from Shanks and the mentor like relationship he had towards him, I could see Colby gaining a DF in the same manner. It's kind of like a passing of the torch (no pun intended) scenario.
I actually like the thought of that, One Piece being the whole collection of things from there travels.
And the point about the fruit, what if they do something similar to how Luffy and Shanks met ? Like I'm talking the end chapter with a grown up Luffy in some village with his crew, and a youngster accidently eating it like he ate the Gomu Gomu Fruit. And of course doing as Shanks done to him by passing the hat on and telling the kid to come find him and give it back.
That would be an ideal ending for me.
: My bro is dead. He's gone! But he's there on my back, and here in my heart! He lives on as a part of me! If you're gonna dig, dig to the heavens! No matter what's in my way I won't stop!! Once I've dug through...it means that I've won! Just who the hell do you think I am? I'm Simon. I'm NOT my bro! I'M ME!! SIMON THE DIGGER!
: Your drill is the drill that will pierce the heavens!
(All quotes from one of my favourite Anime Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)