Scratchmen Apoo, Urouge, Basil Hawkins & X Drake Historical Connections

Sir John Hawkins: Son of a extremely wealthy ship builder,Privateer in the Elizabethan era. English shipbuilder, naval administrator and commander, merchant, spy, navigator, pirate and slave trader. Often sailed with his second cousin Sir Francis Drake, waged battles against his arch enemy Sancho Pardo Donlebun with Drake, suberb naval strategist. Led many battles against the Spanish. Created a new faster warship. The first English trader to trade with the New World. Hawkins died at sea off Puerto Rico

Sir Francis Drake: Privateer in the Elizabethan era. Was the eldest of 12 sons. Prowled the shipping lanes of the coast of France. Did the first circumpolar navigation, sailed often with his second cousin Sir John Hawkins. Has a deep hatred for the Spanish after some of his men were killed in a Mexican town. Sailed on the Golden Hind and plundered Spanish Shipping off the coast of South America Died of the coast of Puerto Rico

Aruj: Born in 1473 on the island of Lesbos. Was one in four brothers all were also privateers. Was a privateer before he became ruler of Algiers, was captrued and made a slave by the King of Islands of Rhodes, eventually escaping. Was known for attaching sails to canons and riding across the desert. Was killed in battle against the Spainards.

Chui A-Poo: A notorious Chinese pirate in 19th century, commanded more than 50 boats, made his base in the South China Sea. After brutally murdering 2 English officers, he was hunted down and sentenced to exile to Tasmania but hung himself first.

*by elizabethober

THE GREATEST SWORDSMAN

Mihawk has never even once won a duel against Shanks – what makes Shanks the actual greatest swordsman, he just never really cared about titles, makes Mihawk really frustrated.

Things got worse when Shanks lost his arm; to Mihawk, even though he trained so much, if he wins, it wouldn’t be fair anymore.

That’s why he was so bored, wandering through the seas – no one was strong enough – until he found Zoro.
He recognizes that Zoro has talent and ambition – Zoro could be the one to make him feel alive again.

Shichibukai genderswapped

D: If the members of the Shichibukai were genderswapped with the Horu Horu no Mi ability, what would happen?             P.N. YMEK

Oda: You all really love this stuff, don’t you. It’s starting to get kinda weird, y’know??

Crocodile: “Kuhaha <3 I won’t trust a single soul, but I totally believe in divination”

Moriah: “Y’all better do your shit <3”

Hancock: “I’ll be forgiven. That’s right, ’cause I’m hot”

Teach: “Huh? Black beard? I don’t grow one”

Doflamingo: “It begins… the cake buffet”

Jinbe: “I can’t thank you en…ice body!!”

Mihawk: “You must surpass my beauty”

Kuma: “Hey heeeey, if you could go on vacay, where’d you wanna gooo?”

When Nico Robin lets sprouts flowers…

D: When Robin-chan lets sprouts flowers, blossoms scatter around her. Those are blossoms of what kind of flower?

O: You spotted something interesting. Those blossoms that dance flufilly in the air, present the glory of Robin’s techniques. They are called “Fuwa* Flowers” and waft flufilly.

  • T/N note: Fuwa is a word used to describe fluffy things

Corazon: his size & the food he likes and hates

D: Oda-sensei…He, hello~! Bang! I, to be honest…I got the “I love Cora-san” sickness. Yes. Please tell me about his size, the food he likes and hates. I’m so worried about it, that I can’t love.
P.N. a loving virgin

Oda: Oh, that’s hard. I’ll give you this recipe. Please, take your medicine. “size 293 cm” ; likes lettuce, cabbage, umeboshi ; hates bread, pizza. Well, that’s the most important.

The Yami Yami no Mi

Blackbeard has eaten the Logia-class Devil Fruit Yami Yami no Mi. With it, he can create an ebbing shroud of darkness, shown to possess a strong gravitational pull. Teach demonstrates that the “darkness” is a void which devours anything, able to pull in (much in the manner of an actual black hole), and crush his surrounding environment into a pile of rubble. Due to the Yami Yami no Mi’s gravitational ability, Blackbeard, unlike every other Logia user, cannot disperse and let attacks simply pass through him, drawing the attacks faster towards himself instead, meaning he takes equivalent or more damage than a normal human would.

However, Blackbeard states that the deficiency this presents is well worth the advantages the fruit bestows upon him, such as the ability to “absorb” certain projectiles and then hurl them back at his foes using moves like “Liberation”. The second, and the most frightening power of the fruit is to nullify other Devil Fruit abilities through physical contact, allowing Teach to physically hit Ace, whose body was composed of intangible flames, and injure Luffy, whose body was made of rubber. Teach states that this is because the Yami Yami no Mi truly holds the power of the devil. As such, Blackbeard’s style revolves around getting close to his enemy and grabbing them, canceling out any defensive abilities they have, forcing their own natural resilience to take Blackbeard’s massive strength.

Blackbeard must, however, physically touch his enemy to cancel out their powers. This puts him at a huge disadvantage against enemies he cannot reach out and grab, even more so when the enemy can hurt him at a distance. However, this weakness can be rectified somewhat by his signature technique “Kurouzu”, which utilizes his suction powers to drag his opponents towards him. This technique opens up another weakness since right after he uses it he is left open for an attack at close range.