Originally Posted by Shrike
It could be that he really has the Swim Swim fruit. I mean, I don't know what else could it be. Also, it's kind of funny how he can swim on the land, but not in water. I didn't occur to me before, haha.
Diamante? Why would Diamante be facing Franky? Diamante is in the colloseum. Trebol is there with Sugar. Also, Diamante or any of the seats should beat the living shit out of Franky judging by their rank (same as Vergo, who would have demolished Franky), so I doubt that he will be fighting any of the seats. Plus, There are four D family members there. Franky will defeat Senor Pink, that's for sure, but how far will he progress with Machvise, Dellinger and Lao G there as well? I have no goddam idea. Not to mention that Trebol and Sugar are the prime targets, and Trebol is, like Diamante and Pica, on a whole different level from the four mentioned above.
I have absolutely zero idea how will this end, but if I had to say, I'd say that Zoro will face Pica, Sabo will fight Diamante/Burgess, and Kyros (assuming that Toy Soldier is him, and he most likely is) will fight Trebol after Usopp or Robin have defeated Sugar. That's for the seats. Luffy will fight DD, of course, (though I have no idea how will he win, DD seems out of Luffy's league by far, he stomped the shit out of Law who knew his abilities) but I wonder what will happen with Fujitora, Bastille and the Marines. Koala, too. Will she go after the factory as well? What will happen with BM and Sunny?
Also, a friend told me to look at the ships in the harbor (the last page of the chapter) carefully and to call him back if I find something interesting. I guess that the ships docked there all have animal themes could mean that they belong to Kaido... but if that's true, then it's a whole new level of craziness.
Read Ussops panel where he says
" Looks like we won't get a chance to butt heads with the hand to hand squadron, good luck with that Franky!"
Diamantes group includes Senor Pink.....they are the hand to hand group.
As I said if or when Franky beats Senor Pink Lao G will be or Machvise will be his next target....If Franky makes it past them he could face Diamante. Coliseum is above the factory, so he can easily get there.....
Pica is in the Royal Palace or his private quarters
Diamante is sitting in the Coliseum
Trebol is hiding in the toy house with Sugar
what I am saying is we don't know exactly how it will play out or who will face who...Oda may toss the top three around just to throw us off our assumptions.
Franky is heading in a diff route towards the toy house...though it is guarded by four Exes
Robin and Ussop are within the underground Habor/Port which holds the factory and the port.
Zoro, Kinemon and Luffy are headed towards the palace.
(Chopper, Brooke, Nami, Momo are headed towards Zou)
So Dofla has his men spread out. He still seems to be negotiating with Fuji over protection.
Luffy power level=Admiral-Warlord- Will be fighting Dofla asap
Zoro=Vice Admiral-Admiral-Faced Fujitora
Sanji-Vice Admiral..stood toe to toe with Vergo but had weak Haki. Fought Dofla and managed to escape death.
So the big three of SH's.....
Though because Franky has not fought or had enough screen time to show off what he is capable of besides protecting Sunny and forging weapons/boats for the ship....he isn't near Vergo's level?
Using Vergo is kinda a tough comparison of foes esp since his armament haki is what made him such a beast....all of Doflas members are not AHaki users. Mostly DF users....
Franky single handidly fought two of the Dofla Exes. and that was Buffalo and Baby 5. Sure they are lower exes compared to Pica, Trebol and Diamante. Franky being a cyborg uses his brains and tech to stand equal footing with the rest of his crew. General Franky's power and reach is much stronger.
As Oda mentioned we don't know any of the top Three Exes power since they have never been pushed to go all out. Though the same can be said of Franky...Franky has not been pushed at all since the 2yr time skip.
To say he would get totally demolished is a bit stretched IMO. Incredibly underestimating this guy here. I do hope that Oda gives Franky, Robin, Chopper and Ussop some proper screen time...I want to see what all of them are capable of.....the teasing should stop and they all should be pushed hard against the wall in order to get out of DR alive. So many factors at play here within this arc as you said it will be one crazy battle. I also thought the same thing regarding the ships and Kaido...though man if Oda brings into the mix another Yonkui.....I couldn't even predict the fallout.