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Michael




15th Jan 2021, 8:22 AM

This part always rubbed me the wrong way. It's never explained how Robin made this explosion or how she [REDACTED] Igaram. I'd prefer if we saw a Japanese horror-style emerging of her arms from the walls to grab him and then the others hear the sound of a neck snapping.

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Airanuva




15th Jan 2021, 9:26 AM

Do we need to break out the Princess Bride references again?

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Otaku

Otaku




15th Jan 2021, 10:18 AM

1st, Spoilers since there apparently are a few people who read this comic but who haven't read or watched One Piece.

2nd, this is not an overtly stated canon explanation... but I think the reason one isn't given is because people tend to overthink what happened.

Oda wants "Ms. All Sunday" and her powers to be somewhat mysterious as he introduces her. While One Piece has a mixed range of technology, explosives are well within reason. A criminal organization like Baroque Works would have access to such explosives, especially their 2nd in command (Miss All Sunday herself).

Even without any special powers, even without much skill, your average person could plausibly place such an explosive on Igaram's ship. This isn't the Death Star; it was a wooden sailing vessel and a seemingly potent explosive; attach to the side and set a timer. Now, if that sounds too coincidental, we can factor in Miss All Sunday's probable skill and her canon powers. Slip alongside the boat, have a series of arms pass the explosive from one set to the next until it is in position, and arm it to blow in however much time it takes for Robin to get clear.

Igaram surviving really is questionable, but even that has plausible answers... at least, given the setup. First, when the plot calls for it, even average people are durable in One Piece. Igaram was good enough to become Mr. 8, so him surviving an explosion is a stretch, but not an impossibility. This assumes Ms. All Sunday didn't warn him in any fashion. Given how she liked to disobey Mr. Zero, she may have warned or even rescued Igaram herself, though one would think one of them would have mentioned it later.

Here, I am assuming he'll just get resurrected in classic tabletop RPG fashion. ;)

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Shameless Minmaxing




15th Jan 2021, 3:04 PM
"Maybe he has Evasion?"

What level of a D&D like system do people tend to be able to survive the death of their conveyance? I mean even at low levels a cart is often very destructible compared to the PCs in it. Doesn't take many more where what burns through most of a ship mostly just annoys the PCs. Striding out of the remnants of your vessel is practically par for the course unless the environment the loss of it exposed you to is lethal.

If you ignore system and instead look at setting surviving things that should kill you is essentially par for the course in One Piece from the beginning and to the present. Cartoon physics are in effect when Oda wants them to be and if anyone doubts it please feel free go to the latest chapter and watch three of the (this would definitely be spoilers) being very stupid with little consequence.

Question for the comic is is this the DM or is it DM? She's been noticeably absent.

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fellow

fellow




15th Jan 2021, 6:21 PM

It's the consequence of Rika's rolls, so she's the one doing it. I think DM is not present for this game. IIRC earlier comics implied that DM and jayden have met before and I imagine something will happen when they meet and recognise each other.

Also, DM's text boxes are blue so you can tell she's not involved.

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Michael




16th Jan 2021, 12:42 AM

My issue isn't with the realism of any one part of this event; more it's wildly against Robin's (and Baroque Works' for now) style to be so over-the-top and extreme, especially in light of the pitiful body-count at hand. Given how she treats [SPOILER P and L], I was always under the impression this death was faked from the start.

The reason I described the scene I did is it maintains all the same narrative worth, but the emotional weight wouldn't be smothered by Michael-Bayism.

And I correct myself: Even if blowing the boat to smithereens was entirely on-brand, take another look at both versions of the shot. The blast-dome completely dwarfs Whiskey Peak and must be at least 2 miles wide. I get that Baroque Works has at least 1 nuke and I imagine what made [NOT TELLING] so appealing is that just launches ammo like that; but wasting such a weapon just to kill 1 spy makes my frugal mind rabid.

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DragonTrainer

DragonTrainer




16th Jan 2021, 1:21 AM

In the manga, we don’t actually see the explosion. Just the fiery aftermath... which kind of looks like a huge wall of fire?

The explosion was likely only meant to take up the entire coast, but not dwarf an island. Maybe equivalent to several boxes of dynamite plus gasoline? I dunno, I’m no explosives expert... but Baroque Works does have a literal bomb man. :p

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Halosty45

Halosty45




16th Jan 2021, 1:16 PM

If in theory they didn't see through the deception, they're not killing 'one spy'. They're killing their second most important target in the way of achieving their goals- the princess of Alabasta. Without the king and the princess, the country is much less stable and will let them achieve their goals easily.

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yo go re




15th Jan 2021, 1:36 PM

The only One Piece I've ever seen was way later in the series, so allow me to say:

"WHAT THE WHAT!?!"

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Guest




16th Jan 2021, 7:20 PM

Oh? Does the purple KABOOM prove that robin is someone we haven’t met yet? Or did one of the guest players have purple text?

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Michael




17th Jan 2021, 12:26 AM

She was Kaya.

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Emperor Megaman




4th Aug 2021, 12:48 PM

Rika always had purple, just a lighter shade. With her CoGming right now, the Robin as Rika's character is more plausible (or possibly as a NPC or character created by either DM or GM that Rika later adopt)

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