Man, that would've been a fucking slap in the face. He cheats death twice, when both of those deaths would have been emotional and narrative-justified, only to get off-screened after? Jesus, good thing Catarina had some other fruit.oh god i was so scared they killed bon clay too
Also, worth noting that Oda sidestepped expectations by not giving the diamond fruit to Shiliew. I'm surprised by the choice to pass Absalom's ability on to him, given that Shiliew's projected to be Zoro's fight. I just can't imagine this power actually giving Zoro any real trouble. Maybe the inference here should be that a bigger fish is going to join Blackbeard's crew down the line?