Thatch had already eaten the Yami Yami No Mi before he was killed and Blackbeard needed it!

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FACTS :

1-Marshall D. Teach “Blackbeard” shares part of his name, nickname, appearance, and many behavioral/personality traits with the pirate Edward Teach/Thatch known as Blackbeard.

2-Edward Newgate “Whitebeard” shares part of his name with the real Blackbeard too. The former 4th Commander of the Whitebeard Pirates, Thatch, also shares part of the real Blackbeard’s name.

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3-Teach possesses the powers of the Yami Yami no Mi (Darkness Special Logia). The Yami Yami no Mi once belonged to Thatch.

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4-Teach possesses the powers of the Gura Gura no Mi (Quake Paramecia). The powers of the Gura Gura no Mi were in Whitebeard’s possession immediately before the Teacher acquired them.

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5-Teach needed Whitebeard’s body to get the powers of Gura Gura no Mi.

6-When a devil fruit power user diesthese powers revert to the nearest compatible fruit, which becomes a Devil Fruit.

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7-Teach, long with her crew, went from Impel Down to Marineford without stopping at any Greengrocers or farms.

8-Teach is able to develop wolverine-like claws, as shown here (lower right panel).

9-Teaching is capable of scarifying the eye of Shanks like a claw.

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10- Teach’s jolly roger has 3 skulls and 3 crossbones.

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11-Teach carries 3 guns.

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12- Teach is missing 3 teeth and has 3 beard braids.

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13-A very strange intuition of Luffy and Zoro at the same time claims that Teach is a multiple person.

14-Charlotte Linlin acquired the powers of the Soru Soru no Mi immediately after eating a Croquembouche, the rest of the banquet, all the other children under the care of Mother Carmel and Mother Carmel herself who until then had these powers . The order of consumption is unknown as well as the composition of the rest of the banquet.

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HYPOTHESIS :

1-The claws that Teach can develop are a characteristic of his possession of the powers of a zoan devil fruit.

2-This Devil Fruit is a Cerberus Mythical Zoan.

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3-This Devil Fruit allows the user to somehow “merge” or “add” up to two other people to themselves (say like Cell did with A-17 and A-18 in Dragon Ball Z).

4-Thatch ate the Yami Yami no Mi.

5-Teach incorporated Thatch into himself after the latter ate the Yami Yami no Mi.

6-Teach incorporated Whitebeard into him after killing him (or while he was still dying in his final moments, nearly dead to be more precise).

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7-Incorporate the “essence” (soul, spirit, life force, X, whatever) of an ability user who by this process ceases to exist as a living individual “captures” the demon powers of the same way as eating a devil fruit.

8-As a result, Teach acquired the powers of the Yami Yami no Mi by incorporating Thatch and the powers of the Gura Gura no Mi by incorporating Whitebeard.

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9-The holder could possess additional diabolical powers BECAUSE the holder was always another person and not a single person with multiple powers.

RATIONALE:

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1-Each would have the powers of 3 devil fruits. One from each main class.

2-Teach would be several people. Specifically, 3 people currently, 2 people at the time Luffy and Zoro noticed it.

3-Teach is one of the characters that has changed physically the most over time. And each time he proved he had a new evil power, his appearance became closer to that of Blackbeard in real life.

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4-The 3 characters who bear the name Blackbeard in real life would be one and the same character, because it makes no sense that 3 different Blackbeards exist.