I apoligize, i should of been more clear.
I am looking foward to dissect that.
By "eteranal life" i mean that BM would keep giving her kids and faithful soldiers additions to their life span. Thus meaning they would never die of age.
Even so, how many has died due to "growing old"?
Assuming that a character had recieve an addition to their lifespan, they still could be defeated and kill in the situation of them fighting someone stronger.
Of corse they can die in battle. That only makes sense. Ya the soldiers can be defeated, this is why i always argue wolverines powers are stupid, where he cant be killed he could be defeated. That isnt a good comparison since bm's kils given extra life could be killed, they just wouldnt die of old age. And that alone is game changing.
Why are you making comparaison to Wolverine that you would cancel in the same post?
And no matter how you look at it, Magneto would still be able to beat Wolverine even if he reach 200 years old.
You know, i might have been going the wrong way about this too. Where i do belive eternal life would be over powered as hell.
I might be wrong about the effects of it.
If you can still be killed, that is a thing that would make you be careful about, but if you are referring to immortality then, sure, it is an overpowered gift.
Pedro is our best(and only) example, where he is 40 years older then he appears, he doesnt seem to have the body of a 90 year old. Oda hasnt made it a point at all to show his decaying health during the battle, in fact oda even had pedro ask "how long do i have left" surely if his health was slowly deterierating he would know how long he has left.
I laugh at that but not from your example rather that Pedro is a feline and shouldn't have reach this kind of age.
How should a feline look at their 90s?
I don't remember anyone that had their lifespan stole by the Soul-Soul fruit that had any visible or decaying health issues in One Piece. Maybe only the soul get affected and the internal organs remained intact.
This is the only reason that I can explain why Pedro does not feel any difference other than, the facts of his coming death.
So what dies pedro not having the body of a 90 year old mean? Well it means bm taking "life span" doesbt appear to effect rhe physical bodies of the ones taken from. Even the two we have seen drained entirely of their life span died in their current bodies they didnt suddenly wither and age.
For a tree to wither down, it needs time to get to that point, just like a human aging would need time but, with let's say, you decide to give a toxic water to a tree and it dies, it wouldn't wither in a span of 2 minutes but.
Anyway, I imagine that those 2 that had their lifespan completely drowned didn't wither at the moment they were killed but, will eventually.
So if taking life span doesnt effect a body, why would adding life span? (Which i still say isnt possible)
So even if bm was capable of adding life span to a human's life, which she cant, it wouldnt do anything aside from allow the repipent to live long enough to experence even more illness associated with an aging body.
As I wrote above, maybe getting back to a much more younger body needs time for it to be put in effect.
Ok so the peanut butter and jelly atory is to show the fallacy in saying "bm can just mix the humans soul with the extra soul" even if bm is mixibg the soul she is still adding a soul to a human body.
I still don't get what you are trying to say.
Side note, pedro being an animal(mink), and since animals can have souls added to them, might make his specific case a grey area, also, if pedro dies, and is a dead body with no soul maybe bm can add some soul, BUT as i said above, adding a soul doesnt change ones body in any way, so giving pedro, who was just blown to bits, more life, would only allow pedro to die from his wounds all over again.
Technically, the minks are communicating and can use their brains like a human, that alone could make them "humans with an animal-like body".
I think that they would be considered human at some extent, if Pedro dies, I wouldn't be surprised if he cannot receive a soul.
If the wounds are sewed together and Big Mom were to add a soul to his dead body, wouldn't that be enough to give his body enough to heal back to it's original form?
I have to admit this is a productive debate, i have realized because of this, bm isnt taking anything from the people she kills,she is actually reaching out, and touching an intangible number that all people have. A finite number of the exact amount of years someone is to live. And she can change that number. It almost appears in the OP world, a soul can only exist for so long before it dies, and in a freak way, that length is predetermined.
The facts that she is reaching out and use these souls for her own sake, she is taking that from them.
I think you are looking way too deeply into that. Big Mom may only be taking random amount of years from her victims, unless if a soul in the One Piece world is like a time bomb, which, like you said would be a lot freak.
IRL no one actually dies of "old age" we all die of specific age related illness(or in accidents/war). But in OP it appears to be different.
If someone dies from their heart being to aged to produce more blood for their body, I wouldn't call that an illness, mister.
Oh i get the bleach comparison, ya i have seen that ability listed as over powered in a few lists but i never thought it was, in the world of bleach, where fodder's blades shatter off the bodies of the stronger's spiritual preasure, havinf an army of fodder seems useless.
You should consider that the ability is weak in Bleach because it was hold by someone weak, if Aizen or Kenpachi, both have incredible spiritual pressures, had that kind of power, I don't think you would still call it weak tbh.