Why the hell is shanks there?! Why would they let one of the most dangerous men in the world in their room like that? He’s a yonkou for gods sake. Thats like the president inviting a seriel killer into the white house. Thats makes no sense to me. And wat could shanks possibly have to talk to them about? Arent they basically the enemy? Would they let any of the yonkou come to them like that or is shanks special? This is weird. Still awesome to see shanks tho
At least in a political sense, the Yonkou are in fact among the most powerful people out there, what with having authority over several countries. And with regards to them being enemies to the WG, it's somewhat like in the real world. If there is a problem that you can only solve with them, then it makes a real difference if the enemy is a loose canon and should be expected to make the opposite from what he promised yesterday or if he can be reasoned with to some extent. Think like the current situation between the US and N-Korea, or the West with any dictator they did work with as long as it met their own needs. So Shanks may be the enemy, but at least he is known to stand by his word and be, as far as it can be said for a pirate, seen as a reasonable person that is actually trying to keep the balance of powers. Compare that to Blackbeard, who nobody in his right mind would let anywhere near Mary Joa, due him being known for backstabbing everyone as soon as he sees a chance to do so.
That aside, this arc turns out to be as awesome as I hoped, with expanding the (fairly little) knowledge of how the upper echelons of the world actually work. It's also great to see that the Celestial Dragons aren't all rotten to the point that they can't be redeemed, so it stands to reason that whatever will bring them down from their position will lead to at least some of them following the example of the Nefeltaris and become somewhat good rulers. On the other hand, Stelly wanting to sit on that throne is foreshadowing at its finest and I'm sure that, due to some turn of events, he will manage to accomplish this - to the horror of everyone else.
I don't know if it has been confirmed before, but Hina sitting in the same room and at the same table as Garp, Strawberry and other Vice Admirals pretty much means that she also was promoted to that rank, continuing the pattern of her and Smoker having the same rank.
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