can someone help refresh my memory?
well i resumed reading one piece after like a 6 month break, so ive forgotten alot of things
especially whitebeard and blackbeard, can someone explain who those 2 are? i still remember shanks, and i remember there was that pirate out of the big 7 (what was the official name again?) who beat zoro and was like a master swordsman, but i forgot his name too
The white and black beards r two opposing pirate groups.The strongest of this era.Now the man that beat the crap out of Zoro is Hawkeye.Shanks is a pirate that used Luffy's vilage as a base of operations.Thought I was useful
to be more accurate, blackbeard was in whitebeard crew but he has gone with a few men, and is now purchased by ace, whitebeard 2nd (and luffy's brother)...
He wasn't bought out by Ace, he's being PERSUED by Ace.
And Ace is in charge of the 2nd Battalion Whitebeard Fleet...
He's pretty high up and someone can just standby with him gone? Damn that's powerful...
blackbeard supposedly commited the worst cirme possible: crewmate killing
^ ^ 10-4 on what the people above me said - however, to expand, Blackbeard was a member of Whitebeards crew ( Edward Newgate ) under Ace. Blackbeard killed a crewmate and now Ace is pursueing him because he was one of his subordinates. ( Ace's duty ) He assmebled a crew of 4 that I know of - A sniper, doctor, wrestler and a guy who was at the Shichibukai meeting. Luffatie or something like that was his name. ( Unless that is the sniper, I'm not terribly sure because I CAN'T find that chapter to re-read )
The Shichibukai are the Seven Pirate Gods, Mihawk is the swordsman who defeated Zoro back in the Don Kerig Ark.
Considering this thread exists, could someone help me out? I'm lookin' for the chapters that contain Rockstars meeting Whitebeard, and the chapters where the 5 elders, or Shichibukai are talkin' about Luffy and his crew ( <-- Might not exist, I heard of it on another forum, I wanna re-read the metting I know of and see if I missed something, but like I said, I can't find it at the moment. )
Blackbeards' know crew are
Jesus (lantio verson) Basasu (fighter)
Clouf Ouga (snipe)
they are all huge
It was around about the end of the alabasta arc when they were pissed about Luffy beating crocodile I think it's about 200-220 but I can't be sure. Hope that helps you. It should be just about where Luffy gets his 100 milion bounty thinking on it.
It's a little redundant, but I'm going to reitterate what everyone has said and expand a little:
White Beard makes his first and only appearance in chapter 234 volume 25, "Please Remember Me" when the newest member of Red Hair crew is sent to deliver a message for Shanks. White Beard's introduction box states that he's the "Strongest Man in the World, Great Pirate "White Beard" Edward Newgate." He's incredibly large, but not quite giant-size and not fat, but there seems to be something wrong with his health since he's hooked up to a bunch of medical equipment and is being taken care of by at least six hot nurses.
Shanks wants to meet with him and knows this meeting will shake up the government offiicials. White Beard seems irritated and tells Rockstar, newest Red Hair pirate and messenger for this message, to make Shanks come himself and bring good alcohol.
Black Beard makes his first debut in chapter 223 (Volume 24), "I Promise Not to Fight in this Town", he's eating next to Luffy and they get into an argument about food. He gets is introduction box at the end of chapter 224 and it says "Black Beard Pirates' Captain "Black Beard" Marshall D. Teach." He's accompanied by "Black Beard Pirates' Helmsman "Champion Jesus Burgess", "Black Beard Pirates Sniper "Super-Sonic Van Auge* " and "Black Beard Pirates' Ship Doctor "Grim Reaper" Doc** Q." The other known member of his crew is Lafitte who is shown at the World Government meeting with the Shichibukai. He was there to ask for the consideration of Black Beard to replace Crocodile.
*Auge is German for "Eye" I think.
**Doc is spelled by Oda as "Doku" which could mean "poison" as well. Earlier Doc Q offered the Straw Hats apples, some of which were poisoned.
Everyone's explained why Ace is after him so I won't go into that, but it's important to note that Black Beard isn't really that famous yet. He's trying to raise his bounty QUICKLY to make him a better candidate for the Shichibukai***. His major plan was to ambush Luffy and surpass his 100 million Berry bounty, but lost them in the Knock-Up-Stream.
***The three kanji that make up Shichibukai is in order: "seven", "weapon" and "sea". I like the translation of "Seven Armed Seas" though it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. There is the old maritime sayings that involve the "seven seas" and I guess Oda made this into a noun. In Japanese it just sounds cool, at least to me. Do not like calling them "sea gods" personally, just because it elevates them more than what they are to me. Though the Shichibukai are have considerable power, influence and strength the title and position they are given are just the governments attempt to further curb the power of pirates in the world and to keep an eye on some of the strongest.
then just call them the seven seas, that speaks for itself in terms of their power