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  1. Ghidorah Guy
    Ghidorah Guy
    In fact, I wager Stealth Black was a clownish, make-up wearing, cross-dressing dude who employed these methods to compensate for his hideous appearance and/or cheer up those around him who felt obligated to do the same, very similar to Corazon's buffoonish antics around the despondent Law.
    Mar 17, 2019
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  2. Ghidorah Guy
    Ghidorah Guy
    There's some disease or genetic disorder out there that whose symptoms involve varying degrees of invisibility; the "Clear" version of Law's White-themed affliction.

    The heavy make-up usage of clowns, okamas, and geisha grew from efforts to cover up the visual grotesqueness of partial translucency...later popularized by those who did so themselves up in equal measure as a noble expression of camaraderie.
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  3. Ghidorah Guy
    Ghidorah Guy
    I believe Stealth Black I actually suffered from such a disease, having fallen into despair in his youth due to his supposed deformity and sense of being "defective"...much like sick young Law and Sanji both.
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  4. Ghidorah Guy
    Ghidorah Guy
    And like Sanji, he too desired a certain power...only in his case, it may have been the reverse: the power to stand out and actually be seen by people...hence the use of garish make-up and costumes to attract attention.

    That's right, the idea for the Germa's flashy superhero costumes came from this guy. This guy was the cornerstone of the Germa siblings of yesteryear, their light if you will.
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  5. Ghidorah Guy
    Ghidorah Guy
    Besides Black Ghost/Skull from Cyborg 009 and Skull Man by Osamu Tezuka contemporary colleague Shotaro Ishinomori -- whose designs are extremely similar to those of Sanji's raid suit and another of Sanji's inspirations, Kamen Rider -- I strongly Oda will model him after Osamu Tezuka supervillain Alabaster from the manga of the same name.
    Mar 17, 2019
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    Ghidorah Guy
    Basically, Alabaster was a black athlete dealt who suffered a rough series of events owing partly to the maligned color of his skin, filling his heart with rage and thoughts of vengeance. Things would only take a turn for the worse when a mad scientist's experimental invisibility ray would only succeed partially, leaving only his skin translucent.
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  8. Ghidorah Guy
    Ghidorah Guy
    Left looking like a freakshow, Alabasta would lash out at what he perceived to be society's hypocrisies concerning concepts of beauty and moral purity, going full Batman villain by seeking to disfigure anyone and anything around him that helped prove that such facades obscured a dark and hollow underbelly, every bit as ugly as Alabaster both within and without.
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  9. Ghidorah Guy
    Ghidorah Guy
    Stealth Black would be a typical Reversal of Alabaster in many ways.

    Any brief summary won't do it justice. Suffice to say, you'd understand how this character connects to Sanji and Stealth Black upon reading it.

    https://mangarock.com/manga/mrs-serie-11009
    Mar 17, 2019
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  10. Ghidorah Guy
    Ghidorah Guy
    Will continue later. Oh yeah, there's much more. Or not, maybe I'll expound in an actual theory thread. A lot of material and interlaced theories and observations to cover.
    Mar 17, 2019
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