This was seriously not surprising at all to me since it’s the Mera Mera no Mi that’s up for grabs. If it had been Kalifa’s fruit then I don’t think people would be so eager. His appearance sparks some other questions that need answers.
Who else are we going to be seeing here? I think it’s too early for Crocodile to come back into play and it’s not like he could eat the fruit himself. Nor could Daz Bones. There’s definitely other people traveling with him but I think that’s for a later arc. I’m not seeing any of Kaidou, Big Mom or Shanks’s people since Doflamingo’s our main villain this time around. No CP9 either. Who thinks we might see a former Whitebeard crew member around?
I don’t think that Blackbeard is on this particular island. I think he just sent Burgess to take care of business for him. What he doesn’t know is that he’s not going to get the Mera Mera no Mi. There is no way that Luffy would let it slip out of his hands and into the hands of Blackbeard. I was hoping for Zoro to fight Burgess with his bare hands. He’d be able to do it.
I’m curious to see how Luffy is going to be fighting if he wants to stay incognito. One stretch is going to give him away immediately. I guess this is when haki comes in handy.
I believe that this will be his last appearance within the colosseum. Luffy’s not going to let him walk out of here unscathed. Especially since Nami didn’t let him and Zoro fight the first time around. I agree with the user that said Burgess is probably here of his own accord. He is a Fleet captain so he has a lot of freedom. But I think his captain knows something of it since it’s not as if it’s a private event. This is such a huge tournament and so many other islands know about it.