(08-05-2014 03:49 PM)CodeZero Wrote: Now here's an interesting question. Would Brook die if someone used Kairoseki on him, e.g. Smoker with his jitte? Or if Blackbeard grabbed him?
No, why? The Yomi Yomi no Mi granted him a second life, his soul is attached to his body. It's not just a vessel (else Brook would be able to jump from body to body, kinda like Orochimaru). Ever noticed that when Brook's soul leaves his body, the connection never rips off? Another proof would be that if Brook's body gets crushed completely, he dies. (Like every other human being as well lol) So his soul is definitely bound to his own body, he is a completely normal human being, as far as this argument goes. I assume u speculate that his soul will cease to work/exist, if Brook gets touched by Kairoseki, but I dont think that works:
Kairoseki paralyzes the DF user, thus rendering DF abilities useless to the point of "negating the DF". But Brook's soul doesnt get created by a DF power, right? I mean it's not like Brook activates his DF and thus his soul comes into existence, like a Paramecia, Zoan or Logia ability. Instead, Brook's soul was brought back ONCE already way in the past, so now Brook is a normal human being (just instead of a flesh body, he has a skeleton body). You can think of him as normal human being, resurrected like in DBZ e.g. just with the looks of a skeleton^^ He has a second life. Now the only thing his DF does, is to give him these special soul abilities. It's not like his DF now keeps him alive, like some sort of supernatural pacemaker, Brook actually IS alive, even if u take the DF "away from him".
Let's consider this: Imagine there would be a Soul Soul DF, that allows the user to use his soul to leave his body (like Brook does). That fruit was eaten by Sanji, a normal human. Now would Sanji die, when he gets touched with Kairoseki? No! All that would do is turn Sanji unable to use his DF. Brook is the exact same thing: He was resurrected by his DF, that's it. It's not like his soul is a creation of continous DF power, that would stop if Kairoseki comes into play.
The Yomi Yomi no Mi gets activated automatically when the user dies, bringing the soul back into this life. That's it. One thing at one point of time, not a continous thing like all other DFs, that could be cancelled by water or Kairoseki.