At least that means Vinsmoke hype is still on since VP is Vinsmoke after all, haha. I guess it's time Franky and Sanji fuse...
my favorite and least favorite SH fuse? honestly my hatred of sanji is many times greater then my application for franky and now that he looks stupid..... i honestly used to like franky a lot, but now adays saying he is my favorite SH is like saying (insert name here) is my favorite vampire from twilight, I hate them all but one is hated with slightly less hate then the others (also i don't know a thing about twilight)................god i have become a synic.....i didn't use to be filled with so much hate.....
I don't know about that man i don't want to be a downer (for once) but I never felt vinsmoke hype.
-"they are a family of assassins" wow....so like CP9...... the strongest organizations strongest assassin group....no way vinsmoke are much better
-"they rules Northblue" wow..... arlong kinda ruled east blue. I know east is the weakest but north cant be that much harder.
-"they are high tech assassins" ya.... VP's brain is said to be 500 years more advance then anything currently......
for you sanji fan boys out there
-"they are related to sanji" ya.... the sanji who got his skills from zeff....not the vinsmoke....
see what we have here is 4 different problems at once.
-this story has been going on to long and we have seen nearly all of those things(filler included we have see them 3-4 times over) so none of them impress us the readers. if this was the first time we heard "assassin group" then us readers would be impressed, if this was the first time us readers heard "high tech army" then we would hype them based on just feelings of how bad ass that could be
-Oda has used way too many definitive, strongest this, smartest that, 500 years ahead of who cares. well Oda now every time you want to establish something as a threat if the SH already beat that threat then it isn't a threat unless you want to retconn something us readers held as fact for the better part of 800 chapters. you want us to believe that an assassin family is strong? well the SH crew beat the strongest assassins already. now one could argue that the vinsmoke are better, and we have nothing to back that up, but my argument for that would be. the WG is the strongest organization by far. they crushed the WB pirates in a way that was almost funny. if it wasnt for luffy's anti garp armor and a whole mess of ID prisoners, the WB pirates wouldn't of even touched ace. and organization this powerful should surely have the best assassins. I know that is the composition falicy (assuming a trait of something large is true about its components; cars are heavy therefore the raido in the car is heavy) but i think in this case at least makes sense.
-sanji is a strong fighter but he was trained by the legend red shoes zeff so if you think we will respect sanji's family for being related to one of the crew's strongest you better think again. that is the same as saying buggy was on rogers crew respect him.
-and finally, this is just me speaking now, they want to be the underlings of BM. like i said many times only a coward hides under the banner of another. it is one thing to serve a cause you believe in like the marines but for a pirate to set out to sea with the intent of playing it safe it beyond sad. even you hardcore fans should agree with me, luffy gave the speech when usopp asked rey about the OP, he said people set out to sea risking their lives, not playing it safe hiding, or "using" for you that defend the cowards, other pirates/ the WG.
so that is my carefully listed reasons why i hate the gemma and why they are a waste of my time which Oda hasn't the writing ability to properly hype them.
here is what i would do. Ignore the "high tech" stuff, nothing is more high tech then VP's stuff, and honestly us readers dont need to know that, just say "the gemma fight using 'strange' methods" see? that gives us readers a mystery, hypes them because now they have some mystic behind them. "why are the methods strange? do they kill everyone that sees them fight? do they use DF? what could be strange in a world with DF" that is good, now, still tell us they are assassins, but instead of 6 pages of fishing, devote 1-2 more pages to why we should care about assassins. "they are a family of assassins" *gloomy look *end of chapter, ya not doing it for me. here do this
robin "they are a family of assassins"
luffy "oh like the CP9 guys we fought"
robin "no NOT like CP9, CP9 sucked but they had to answer to someone, G66 (which looks a lot like the number of the beast....) answer to no one"
luffy "oh that isnt really that impressive, what are they going to do kill all of our parents? you know darn well we are all a rag tag group with no family because of all our collective traumatic childhoods"
Robin "you ever wonder why bounties go up past 100m?"
luffy "yes, because bounty started out as a joke like power level but actually turned out to be really dependable as a tool for measuring combat power"
Robin "shut up, no you ever wonder why they go that high? all bounty hunters we meet suck,there was one in DR that fought by throwing stuff at you.....he was legitimately surprised by CoO.....and he was the strongest bounty hunter we have seen so far, who on earth is going to collect Jack's $1 billion bounty if a NW bounty hunter doesn't even know about CoO? an admiral? that is what the G66 do for money, and they bring down Emperor commanders for fun, often bringing down 3-4 a year"
luffy "BB and shanks have all the same commanders i remember them having"
robin "shut up"
ok that would open up more problems then it would solve but it took 5 whole minuets of thinking and establishes them as an actual threat instead of what Oda did; nothing. my favorite problem is it would create the same problem that it had to deal with, that being it would establish them as nearly the strongest bounty hunters (assassins that bounty hunt for money) out there and then if Oda ever wanted to have bounty hunters be a threat then we would not take them seriously