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Usopp is a anime/manga character in the Dragon Ball franchise
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I went looking for this topic on Google because i found myself suddenly and randomly curious about the matter before going to bed yesterday; i was surprised that with every straw hat related topic that compared and contrasted the straw hats with each other, the purpose was to determine who was the strongest, or who would kill who in a battle.

So i thought i would tackle this topic myself. So, first i should first explain what i mean. When i say ‘best’ i am not referring to the strongest straw hat. In a way i am speaking about current stature, which includes how strong they are but in relation to the difficulty it took to get there. Each of the straw hats has a different story to tell about their past and backgrounds and each of them has a purpose he or she serves on the ship, but only because of what they went through in their past and the journeys they took to gain the skills that would make them a worthy crew mate on the thousand sunny.

Maybe there is a different, possibly better way to describe ‘best’ but i cannot think of it right now. Maybe the character as a whole matters, but i keep coming back to what they had to go through to get to where they are and how much they overcame. I will give a BLEACH example. Both Ichigo and Chado can take on an arrancar right now and win. But while Ichigo would win in a heart beat, it is Chado’s win that would be the more impressive victory, because we all know that if Ichigo had met an arrancar during the Soul society arc, he probably would have beaten it.

So the straw hats are Ussop, Nami, Zoro, Chopper, Sanji, Robin,Franky, Brook and Luffy. I will ignore Luffy mostly because it will create complications in comparing him to zoro. This is my ranking:

1. Ussop - I was going to go with Nami but i gave it a little bit more thought and realized that Ussop deserved the title most as best straw hat. We know that when we first saw ussop, he was basically useless. Besides lying and less than impressive shooting abilities, Ussop originally didn’t look like he served much of

a purpose to Luffy besides being funny. But we saw him blossom on the adventures he undertook with Luffy and, starting with basically no usable skill, molded himself into a pirate worthy of the name straw hat. Ussop’s most significant feature is the fact that, especially in early one piece, he would walk into danger, usually after convincing himself to run away but somehow choosing the more honorable route, with no conceivable way of achieving victory, no devil fruit, no special strength or speed or really anything beyond his intelligence. Whether he won isn’t even really the point (he lost quite a lot), beca

use every single drop of blood he shed would give Luffy a little more time to wrap things up on his end without interference. I still remember the Alabasta arc, that moment in the anime when Ussop took a baseball bat to the forehead while moving at incredible speed, and this skull cracked. I was shocked, held my breath for several seconds and waited for him to die. But he stood up again. He had no business rising up. Luffy would have eventually returned to save him, and even the villain he was up against didn’t really affect Luffy’s chances of completing his mission. But he stood up none the less.

You could almost say that Ussop is a mystery, sometimes you don’t really know why he does what he does. I still think he is stupid, but the fact that he would fight Luffy to save the ship, well it irritated me because it was just a ship, but it showed heart in Ussop. At the present he stands proud as a very capable straw hat, and the funniest man in one piece besides buggy. So yes, best straw hat.

2. Zoro - i say zoro here at number 2 because of his strength. I have mentioned this before, that the reason Zoro stands out is the fact that he is so powerful without a devil fruit. He stands up their with the very best of them, be it pirate or marine, with nothing more than his three swords. The fact that Zoro Vs. luffy debates are still raging up to this point is a testament to his skill. His will to stand up in a world full of super human beings and face danger each and every day with little more than his swords and skills is admirable, and while he hasn’t had the hardest rise to the top, he deserves the number two spot as second best straw hat.

3. Number three is a bit tough. I was tempted to go with Nami, considering all she went through with Arlong and the lengths to which she was forced to go to keep her village safe in operating as Arlong’s agent. Sure it was traumatic but i do not know if it really changed her, not in a way that is tangible at the present. More importantly, it was through Luffy’s will and effort that she finally escaped her old life, not her own strength and effort, so i am not sure if i can call it a triumph for her, more like luck that Luffy happened to pass by.

Nico Robin on the other hand thrived in the face of danger. She faced great hardships as a child, traversing great difficulties in confronting the ugly side of humanity. For all intent and purpose she should have crumbled and disappeared into non existence; yet she fought the fate that had been thrown at her, through sheer will she survived in the harsh world, doing whatever she could to keep herself safe until that day that she met Luffy and made the choice to join his crew. It almost feels like she invited her self. As far as great straw hats are concerned she stands far above Nami. She is the kind of character they wouldn’t get anywhere without, especially not in the dangerous and uncharted territories of the new world.

Franky is, well, Franky. There is not much to say about him. Same thing with Brook. So if i was to look at this critically, i would say that the third best straw hat would be Robin. If i was to allow bias to affect me, i would give the position to Chopper because, well, it is chopper. Who doesn’t like the little rain deer thing?

Like i said, i do not want to consider Luffy because that would immediately pit him against Zoro, which never gets anywhere. What i will say though is that if i was to put him in the ranking, what i would say for sure is that i would still stick with Ussop as the best straw hat.

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Chapter 682 - "Mastermind"
Chapter 682 - "Mastermind"

This week cover page is a cover story, it about Caribou in the G-5 Marines base. I kind of feel sorry for him now

Summary

Someone Going To Get It
Someone Going To Get It

Law has entered the S.A.D. Manufacturing Room. The door to B block have been close shut, the G-5 Marines worry about Sanji's safety, now that poison cloud has filled the passage way. Sanji then leaps down with two G-5 Marines under his arm from above, saying the battle ended early because Vergo ran off somewhere. The G-5 Marines are wondering if that was the real Vergo, but Tashigi lie and say he was a fake.

Sabo!?
Sabo!?

Vergo contacts Joker, who is at Dressrosa island. As the two talk a lady wearing a maid outfit attack him, shooting a canon at pinpoint range. But it seems it didn't effect him as he continue to talk to Vergo. Upon hearing that Law has reached the S.A.D. Manufacturing Room, Joker orders Vergo to destroy it, and kill Law without any mercy. He then sends two of his subordinates, Baby 5 (who was trying to kill him a moment ago) and Buffalo to Punk Hazard.

My Name Is Baby 5, You Killed My Father Prepare To Die
My Name Is Baby 5, You Killed My Father Prepare To Die

In B block, Brownbeard becomes worried that the PH Dragon will destroy the building letting the poison gas in. Then, Nami use her lightning style: Thunder Trap follow by Usopp using Certain Kill: Green Star and then Robin using Quarento Fleur: Quatro Mano to stop the PH Dragon from moving. Brook and Kinemon deliver the final blow. Nami then notices Chopper upstairs in Monster Point, fighting the zombie giant kids.

The Good

+ Law's evil smile

Sakura Eat Your Heart Out LOL!
Sakura Eat Your Heart Out LOL!

+ Joker just chilling out, while someone try to kill him

+ Baby 5's power, her power look interesting

+ The guy in the top hat look so cool

+ Brook getting mad at the PH Dragon for not wanting to eat him

+ Team Zoro taking down the PH Dragon, while Zoro is chilling

The Bad

- Oda taking a week off

- No Luffy or Franky

My Quick Thoughts

Hmm, so I guess the S.A.D. is Super Awesome Dragon LOL! Anyway, this chapter was so awesome. There so many thing happening and it seems that we are getting new fighters for the Straw Hats to fight. I can't wait to see Baby 5 fight and who going to be her opponent. I really hope that the first Dragon that Luffy and Zoro kill wasn't a kid

Overall

I'll give this chapter 4 out of 5, it was an awesome chapter, but suck I have to wait two weeks for the next one

This Scene Is So Cool, But Why There A Little Girl There?
This Scene Is So Cool, But Why There A Little Girl There?

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This week cover page is a cover story, starring our favorite kidnapper Caribou. I love cover stories, it like getting two stories for one chapter and they sometime comeback to the main story. This time around is Caribou, hope he do more this time then get his butt kick

Summary

Love that face
Love that face
CC is a troll
CC is a troll

The kids rampage against Usopp and Nami in Sanji's body in the hopes of receiving candy from CC. Nami in Sanji's body prevents Usopp from attacking the poor kids, and convinces him to fight their real enemy, so he fire a Firebird Star at CC, in hoping that CC will explode. But CC manipulate the oxygen levels around him, suffocating Firebird Star and the two Straw Hats. Brownbeard arrives to rescue them from being crushed by the giant kids, but he is quickly defeated by CC. CC boards his Flying Gas Balloon with the children, and broadcasts a video message to brokers in various locations in the New World. He offers to demonstrate the power of his new weapon of mass destruction against those who have intruded on Punk Hazard, promising that the capabilities of his weapon will go beyond anything the World Government could ever produce.

The Good

Awesome!!
Awesome!!

+ The kids braking out of there chains

+ Usopp's Firebird Star

+ Usopp's Firechick Star

+ CC being awesome

+ Brownbeard moment of awesome

+ Kid coming back

The Bad

- CC talk to much (but I think that joke)

- Brownbeard living through a cannon to the face

- Oda taking a week off, again

My Quick Thoughts

This chapter was pretty awesome, we seeing what going to go down in the near future. I'm so hype, that we are getting Kid and Pekoms. Wondering if the bomb in that one box will play a factor in the upcoming fights

Overall

I'll give this chapter a 3 out of 5, it was a ok chapter only more set up

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In what is my first report-like blog, I am reporting an update to the upcoming One Piece: Pirate Warriors game that launches in Japan this March for the Playstation 3. Not entirely sure if this will ever see a US release as of now, but at least we can hope. Information below taken from CrunchyRoll (all respective rights reserved).

"The latest info on One Piece: Pirate Warriors ("One Piece Kaizoku Musou") hit the Japanese interwebs on Famitsu today, so we have some new screenshots and details about the story mode.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)

Story mode is called "Main Log" and features narration by Mahito Ooba (who has also provided other One Piece game narration and played some TV anime roles). There are two types of stages, Adventure and Musou. Adventure stages task you with using Luffy's Gum-Gum Fruit powers to overcome various obstacles, while Musou stages are battle-centric."

One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)

As a fan of both One Piece and video games, there is a part of me that hopes that this promising One Piece game does eventually see a release in the United States. It would be a blast to play as various members of the Strawhat Pirates from their adventure and battle against the fearsome Arlong and crew (Arlong Park Arc) to what appears to be the end of the Enies Lobby ordeal (Enies Lobby Arc) in the fights against the powerful CP9.

Images of the game below are from both CrunchyRoll and Famitsu's sites. All rights reserved.

Screenshots

One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3)

Character Models

Nami (One Piece: Pirate Warriors for PS3)
Nami (One Piece: Pirate Warriors for PS3)

Link

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/02/09-1/new-one-piece-pirate-warriors-screens-and-story-mode-info

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Welcome to this of what I hope becomes a regular series of anime blogs, my fellow AnimeVice members! Inspired by the recent blogs from JJOR64 and sickVisionz that highlights the anime that they have been watching, I have decided to try it out as well. I have been on a anime-watching spree over the past 5 days, completing 25 One Piece episodes as well as the first two Needless episodes. Below is my life in anime since Wednesday. 
 When the going gets tough, Luffy gets going.
 When the going gets tough, Luffy gets going.

One Piece (Grand Line Saga: Skypiea Arc)

The following list details the episodes that I have watched in the past five days:
  • One Piece: Episodes 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, and 165. 

Spotlight Episode: One Piece #163 (Mostly Spoiler-free)

At the moment in the story, the Straw Hat Pirates have been split in two groups and are now on the forbidden island of Upper Yard fighting to stay alive. Nami, Nico Robin, Roronoa Zoro, and Chopper were abducted and taken to the Sacrificial Alter deep in the thick forests aboard the Going Merry as a sacrifice to the God Enel. Meanwhile, Luffy, Sanji, and Usopp are enduring the challenging Ordeal of Balls, the trials of the powerful Priest Satori in the Lost Woods, and are engaged in a tough struggle against a crafty, mind-reading enemy. 
 Priest Satori of the Lost Woods (seen on and around Surprise Balls)
 Priest Satori of the Lost Woods (seen on and around Surprise Balls)
Pros: 
  • With the Straw Hats Pirates split up, the plight of Luffy, Sanji, and Usopp against the abilities and powers of Priest Satori and his thousands of "Surprise Balls" leads to a series of quick, painful losses against their enemy in combat. Watching them struggle on against towering odds makes the fight more interesting.
  • Nami, Robin, and Zoro go off exploring by using a vine to swing across the Skyshark-infested waters. Zoro channels his inner Tarzan by yelling "AAAaaaAAAaaaAAA!" as he swings to shore.
  • The plot thickens when Chopper gets involved in a life-threatening struggle with the Priest Shura and his winged mount Fuza. Chopper enlists the aid of the Knight of the Sky, but the end result leads into a cliffhanger for Episode 164.

Cons:
  • I noticed that the animation regarding the fight with the Knight of the Sky and Priest Shura was off compared to the animation quality of the rest of the episode. 
  • The annoying laugh of Satori really got on my nerves. I look forward to Luffy and company overcoming their Ordeal and taking down this strange character.
 Skypiea...the mysterous world of angels above the clouds
 Skypiea...the mysterous world of angels above the clouds

Needless

I watched the following episodes in the past 5 days:
  • Needless : Episode 1 and 2
 
Needless (Official Art)
Needless (Official Art)

Spotlight Episode: Needless #1 (Mostly Spoiler-free)

We are first introduced to the war-torn world of Needless with a surprise attack by hundreds of armed rebels as they seek to take out the wicked Adam Arclight, the leader of the Simeon Orginization. Using the combined efforts of his Elite Four, the four super-powered allies make quick work of the rag-tag rebels and leads to the brutal slaughter of hundreds of lives. Meanwhile, Cruz and Aruka Schild are fleeing for their lives from one of the massive robots that hunts down Needless, special individuals who have powerful abilities and are considered dangerous by society. After getting pinned in the sewers by the robot, Cruz encounters Adam Blade, who defends the hapless boy and in the process is badly injured. Now teamed with the ranks of Adam, Eve Neuschwanstein (who is a Needless), and their scientific ally Gido, Cruz begins his adventures to stop the powerful Adam Arclight, Simeon, and the Elite Four that threaten the world and who hunt them as part of their "Needless" hunt. 
Cruz becomes the hapless target of Eve's cruel humor to the disapproval of Adam Blade
Cruz becomes the hapless target of Eve's cruel humor to the disapproval of Adam Blade
 
Pros:
  • This show reminds me of the wonderful times I had with Gurren Lagann, from the humor and action down to the characters. Adam Blade could easily be related to Kamina for they share the same drive, pride, and make fights more epic. 
  • The fight at the end of the episode introduces to the powers and abilities of both Eve and Adam, who team up to take down the individual who hunts them.
  • The animation is of great quality, and the humor had me laughing at several points.
 
Cons:
  • Not much to complain about. Other than Cruz suffering a "sister complex" (as Eve tells the poor lad as he cries over what became of his sister), this episode was enjoyable.
  • Oh...the end credits were full of what I deem to be Loli content...young girls doing some things that are questionable in my opinion and was perhaps the one thing that stopped me from saying that the episode was the best 1st episode of any anime series that I had watched in recent memory.
 Meet Adam Arclight, the wicked leader of Simeon, his Elite Four, and obsessed with gaining more power
 Meet Adam Arclight, the wicked leader of Simeon, his Elite Four, and obsessed with gaining more power
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In this new blog series, I will be discussing what I have been watching anime-wise over the past week, as well as any manga that is worth sharing. In this week's discussion: One Piece (Episodes 94 thru 102) and as a bonus, Chapter 47 of the Heaven's Lost Property (Sora no Otoshimono) manga will be up tomorrow. I am sorry if this is long-winded or not 100% accurate, but this is what happened in my past week of One Piece viewing.
 
WARNING: MASSIVE EPISODE/PLOT SPOILERS AHEAD! DO NOT READ IF YOU DO NOT WANT CERTAIN ASPECTS OF ONE PIECE SPOILED!

One Piece (Episodes 94 thru 102 of the Baroque Works Saga: Arabasta Arc)

Monkey D. Luffy and the gang have arrived in the desert kingdom of Arabasta, home to King Nefertari Cobra (father of current crew member and Princess of Arabasta: Vivi Nefertari). After escaping the clutches of Marine Captain Smoker and his Marine forces (which arrived in Arabasta in search of the Straw Hat Pirates, who escaped from his clutches back in their encounters in Loguetown earlier in the anime) with the help of Luffy's brother Portgas D. Ace, the Straw Hat Pirates begin their trek across the harsh, barren desert toward the Yuba Oasis, where the Rebel forces are stationed.
 Poster taken from the 8th One Piece Movie, which show Monkey D. Luffy, Princess Vivi, and the crew in their struggle to save Arabasta from the clutches of Mr. 0 and the Baroque Works Organization.
 Poster taken from the 8th One Piece Movie, which show Monkey D. Luffy, Princess Vivi, and the crew in their struggle to save Arabasta from the clutches of Mr. 0 and the Baroque Works Organization.
They come across the ruins of the of the once-populated city of Erumalu, which has fallen victim to both the violent sandstorms and the effects of the extreme climate that has crippled the kingdom in a severe drought that has lasted for years. From there, they continue on their way to Yuba, but due to several of Luffy's mistakes, he not only gets lost from the group due to rushing ahead, but he falls victim to the Warusagi Cranes, birds that act injured in order to steal your items when your back is turned. Luffy gives chase to the birds after Vivi tells him what the birds really do and how he was fooled, and comes across a camel in distress, who is in the clutches of a carnivorous plant. After freeing the camel from certain death (and freeing himself from the massive mouth of one of the plants that swallowed him), a massive lizard (one of the giant Great Sandora Lizards) surfaces and gives chase to both Luffy and the camel, which rush off back in the direction of the rest of the crew, which has stopped at the shaded area of the rocky area where the birds had stolen their supplies. 
 
To the shock and surprise of the resting crew, they witness both Luffy and the camel rushing towards them, being chased by what seems to be a massive eruption of sand from behind. Sanji and Zoro step forward, and in a massive set of powerful attacks, they (along with Luffy) kill the massive lizard (along with the other lizards from the pack, with the help of Ace) and use the leftover meat to re-supply their lost provisions. Nami and Vivi both fall in love with the camel (which they name him "Eyelashes"), and since the camel only has interest in letting the girls ride, decide to make him their primary mode of transportation, much to the disgust of the others (who heckle the camel and call it perverted). After finishing their rest, they set back off towards their destination of the Yuba Oasis
 
In their continued travels, the men get separated from Ace (who wanders off in a separate direction, due to his lack of attention) and due to the shifting sands, get lost from both Nami and Vivi, who had taken the lead and expected them to follow their tracks. Nami and Vivi are found by the crew of a massive pirate ship (the Sand Pirates) and taken hostage, with Eyelashes becoming the next planned meal for the crew. The men, who are maintaining their journey in the direction they last saw Nami and Vivi, are surprised when they across come across a startling sight, a massive pirate ship making it's way across the desert. Usopp, using his scope from his headgear, sees that the ship has both of the girls along with the camel on deck and points it out to Luffy. Enraged that his fellow nakama has been kidnapped, he uses his Gum Gum powers to stretch his arms to grab the mast of the ship in the distance, to the surprise of the Sand Pirates. Luffy then pulls himself towards the ship, and slams into the mast at high speed, breaking it in half and sending it crashing onto the decks below, to the shock of the crew and the horror of the Sand Pirates
 
Meanwhile, Ace finally notices that he has become lost from Luffy and the others, and comes across a massive scorpion that seeks to eat him as it's next meal. Using his Devil Fruit powers, he uses his fire-wielding abilities to roast the scorpion, ending the threat on his life. He next comes across a strange lizard as he leaves the scorpion behind, which no matter what he does, copies him and blocks his path, much to his annoyance. While Ace makes his way onward, Luffy and his crew become fast friends with the Sand Pirates and their massive captain, and are tasked with helping find trees so that the Sand Pirates can repair their broken mast. Vivi decides to team up with Luffy, and they make their way towards a distant oasis that has the needed wood for the repair work on a unique boat that surfs along the sand by windpower along with two members of the Sand Pirates crew. On their way there, Luffy and VIvi's boat is rammed by the other boat of the Sand Pirates, sending them into a deadly area of quicksand that threatens to suck them under to their deaths. Luffy, who is ticked off by the current situation, again uses his Gum Gum powers to stretch out his arms to grab onto the speeding boat of the Sand Pirates, pulling themselves out of the lethal trap and into the lead of the trip towards the distant oasis. Once at their destination, the female pirate of the other ship confronts Vivi about how the King of Arabasta promised to help the town she once lived in, and how she stayed behind after the others abandoned the town, almost until her death, before the Sand Pirates found her. Vivi breaks down in tears, and promises to not let the woman down in the promise that her father made long ago.

After returning to the stranded Sand Pirates ship (which came under attack by local forces while they were gone), the Straw Hats make their way towards a nearby town, which they are dropped off near-by by the Sand Pirates (who do not wish to come close to town). Unknown to them, Ace has arrived in the town before them while they were helping the Sand Pirates, and has come across several men that claim to be part of the Rebel forces, to the delight of the local townspeople, who are unaware that they are being deceived. When word of pirates reaches them (from one of the lookouts, who sees the distant ship of the Sand Pirates departing from the area outside of town), the four "fake" Rebels try to slip out of town before the townsfolk come to see them off to battle, but run into Ace, who proceeds to eat their food after humiliating them in brief combat. The men, who later try again to skip town before the people of the town locate them, run into the entire city population outside of their quarters, and are unable to escape. Meanwhile, Ace skips town and finds Luffy and the others outside of town, who are surprised to see him after losing him prior to their adventures with the Sand Pirates, and discover about the "fake" Rebels in town. They decide to teach the impostors a lesson, and approach the town's front gate, while the townsfolk usher the "fakes" towards the gate to defend their town from the other side. 
 
Trapped between Luffy and the awaiting crew and the optimistic townsfolk who expect them to save their town, the fakes are scared witless by their current plight. When Luffy asks who the leader is, the Rebel that steps forward to answer receives a massive punch to the face via Luffy's Gum Gum Pistol, sending him flying hundreds of yards back down the path towards town to the shock of the townspeople and the other Rebels. Nearly knocked senseless from the blow, the bloodied man staggers to his feet, powered by the urge to save the town and show his bravery to the kids who idolize him and his crew, and makes his way back to the confrontation. He delivers a speech about showing bravery in the face of danger and with all of his might, slugs Luffy back in the face, knocking him backwards and onto the ground. Amazed by their companion's bravery, the other men launch in attach against Sanji and Zoro, who dodge their attacks by inches. Nami, who is hiding behind a distant rock with Vivi, gives the signal to Usopp for them to retreat, and the Straw Hats make a hasty escape from the scene, much to the surprise of the fakes and the townspeople. Stunned by their apparent victory in the face of adversity, the fakes are accepted by the townsfolk for their bravery, and with their new confidence, look forward to a better future. 
 
After their escapade at the front gate of town, the gang settles down for the night, and falls victim to a massive sandstorm that sweeps across the desert and escape the ordeal with their lives. When they enjoy their next meal (which Luffy hogs most of the food, to the irk of Usopp and Sanji), Ace is unknowingly targeted by a mysterious bounty hunter and his ostrich, but due to a mistake by the ostrich around the fuse, the bomb shot that the bounty hunter plans to shoot at Ace does not fire. Luffy notices some of the meat being carried off on a string, and gives chase. Unknown to him, the culprits of the theft are two young boys, who are in search of a decent meal for the first time in several days. The boys lose Luffy, and find a spot to enjoy their meal, but are found by Ace after their meal, and try to defend themselves with a pistol. The boy fires at Ace, who stops the shot with a well-timed rock throw and the others come across the uneasy standoff. They settle down and listen to the boy's story about their plight from the Badlands.
 
Meanwhile, Luffy has gotten lost in his pursuit of the stolen meat, and comes across the bounty hunter, who is chasing after his ostrich for ruining his clean shot at Ace. In the chase, the highly-explosive bomb shot falls from the launcher and flies down towards a bewildered Luffy, much to the horror of the man, who tells him to run for his life before hunkering down for the blast. When no blast happens, the man is shocked to discover that Luffy has stopped the shot from hitting the ground and has made his way to the top of the rock to return the explosive bomb back to him. Luffy discovers that this man is the bounty hunter Scorpion, the man that Ace has been looking for in connection to his pursuit of a pirate by the name of Blackbeard. Luffy becomes companions with Scorpion as they set off on the ostrich to locate Ace in the immediate area. As they set off, the crew, along with Ace and the two boys, finish with their discussion and take notice of the approaching ostrich (with Scorpion and Luffy onboard) that is racing towards them. The boys (who told them about how their father is the man that is seeking Ace to prove to them how tough he is, and that he is approaching them on the ostrich). Ace, now faced with the man that he has been looking for, prepares for a confrontation with the bounty hunter. 
 
Scorpion, pleased that he has found his target, takes aim with his Net Gun and fires, hoping to trap Ace in a metal net that will allow for him to be captured, but is shocked when Ace uses his powers to send the net flying upwards in the column of flames. The net soars through the air, and lands on top of Scorpion, dazing him slightly. He then pulls out a pressurized Acid Gun, and tries to spray Ace with the toxic solution, but Ace easily avoids it and prepares for another attack. Using his last resort, he pulls out his Launcher with the explosive bomb shot and takes aim, but stops when he sees his two boys, who race towards him crying, begging him to stop. However, when he puts down his launcher, the bomb fires and explodes against the massive column of rock overhead, sending a cascade of rock and derbies towards the father and his sons. Ace, using his powers, shoots a blast of flame that shields the man and his children from a painful death. Scorpion, grateful for Ace's kindness, thanks him and leaves with his two boys back towards the Badlands. Disappointed that Scorpion had spread false rumors about Blackbeard to attract him to this area, Ace makes his departure from the others in his continued quest to find Blackbeard. Luffy and the crew proceed to make their way towards the Yuba Oasis, in search of the Rebels.
 
This concludes my week in anime. Tomorrow, my week in manga (Heaven's Lost Property Chapters 46 and 47). Sorry if I got carried away in this two-hour rant xD
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