k this is my theory:
WHY do u think garp showed up??i think he wants to use the SH to beat some of those 4 pirates so that the marine have more control or so they can find 1piece.like he said the 2nd part of grandline has lil to almost no marines caz of the pirate infested waters so marine vs pirate- theyll get jumped, but pirate vs pirate is the other solution.think about it, why doesnt he arrest the SH?he must have some ulterior motives.and him training helmeppo and coby to be pretty kickass fighters also gives us a clue to something: he'll prolly teach rokushki to the SH.
1.Usopp- is super weak and i doubt hell be any good from here on out considering the enemys are gonna be godlike,so he'll probably learn the Shigan*finger gun* and finally drop that 5$ slingshot <.<
2.Sanji- would be PERFECTLY suited for rankyaku*the leg sword cutting thing* caz all he does is use his legs.
3.zoro- COULD learn soru*speed* but hes already pretty fast so tekkai*hard body* would also suit him
4.chopper- dont really know wt he needs caz he has that ball thingy
5.nami- also like usopp, shes weak, enuff said. she should learn kamie*evasion* soru or geppou*jumping*
robin is already kickass
and we dont know who the new SH is gonna be
i know its a crazy theory but who knows @_@
ontopic: i think the SH are gonna have to stick around the island a lil while longer caz 1st of all they have no ship and itll take franky some time to build one, and theyll prolly start training or something
to much theory, they are going to next island the pose show, they don't ahve the choice to goi anywhere they like( except the have an eternal pose) garp could give one to them, but, for what reason? i cabt see this happening, and ther is still the fact if they are here to arrest them, a marine can't let a pirate go... i don't know
mmm trainig fo sure, franky will need several month to complete the ship and zoro needs a new sword, maybe garp is there to prevent other marines to come nearby the zone
Over the time it takes Franky to build their boat there'll be a large expository event about some of the characters and villains to come. Ussop is going to need to make a choice between Elbaf and the Strawhats (while I suspect he'll go with the SH I am not confident enough to assert it as certainty.) I doubt their next adventure will involve one of the Pirate Emperors, in fact I don't suspect any conflict between the SH and the Emperors until after the Pirate Summit Ace mentioned at Arabasta. I don't think Blackbeard will be settled out until after they meet Ace again which Ace predicted would be the Pirate's Summit. Dragon is the most wanted criminal (revolutionaries are criminals by definition) out there so if he's involved in the next arc it won't be as the main antagonist. I'd like to see Smoker or Hina come into play sometime soon, but doubt that as well. I don't want to see a training arc or any SH's learn Rokushiki. My guess for the next arc will be a non-combat arc not unlike the Davy Back Fight arc but certainly not similar. Who will be involved is beyond me at this point.
Ok I see it like this. Ussop goes to Elbaf, has a cover story, then comes to the rescue of the strawhats in their battle with Jimbei, cause they will be going to the fishman island(It is said they are near the red line, and Oda said they will arive on the fishman island).
The other posibility is the half destruction of the marines or full destruction as you please. I think this is a posibility because of the forshadowing of marine ranks in this chapter, I mean it is preety random just to explain where Coby and Helmepo stand
How can they be near the red line? The red line is the continent where the grandline starts and ends.
So either way they can't be near it.
Or did I miss anything.
But kicking Jimbeis ass would be sweat. He's one of the shichibukai, so it'll be pretty sweat.
Although I don't see how Lysopp could actually save them in such a situation. How would going to elbaf make him stronger (getting his ass kicked by baby giants?)
They may also end up in the mermaid island (I bet Sanji would love that ^^). Ack, who knows...its a freakin' log pose that decides where they go to next -_-. So the probability of having a training arc is pretty high. Zoro still has to find another sword, so it's still possible for the SH to meet up with Smoker and Tashigi (it would be nice if Zoro gets Tashigi's prized Katana ^^).