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  • Accidentally Correct Writing:
    • Early on in the story, the Cross-Brain introduce the idea that the Nefertaris are looked down on by the Celestial Dragons for not 'ascending' with them, with it being the cause of Vivi joining the Straw Hats in this timeline. Come Chapter 908 of the manga, it's revealed that the Nefertaris really are considered traitors for choosing to remain in Alabasta. The Cross-Brain then admits they were relieved they got lucky with that detail.
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    • An incident where a genuine mistake turned out to be correct happened during Enies Lobby. During the chaos, Cavendish led Big Mom on course to Wano, which the Marines stated was Kaido's territory, the Cross-Brain forgetting that the Straw Hats didn't meet Momonosuke and his retainers until after the Time Skip, where it looked like Kaido's conquest of Wano was a recent thing. Then, it's revealed that Momo and his group were actually sent into the future from twenty years ago, meaning that Kaido was ruling over Wano during the Enies Lobby incident. Talk about fanfiction predicting canon.
    • Later on, Moria tries to use his Awakened Devil Fruit to transform himself into a dragon, and fails miserably. As Chapter 926 reveals, Kaido, the Emperor who murdered his crew, apparently has a Mythical Zoan that allows him to turn into a massive Eastern dragon.
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    • In chapter 40, after Sengoku speaks to Cross via Transponder Snail, Cross is pretty sure that Sengoku has Conquerer's Haki. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0265, released in the second starter set) confirms that he does.
      • Played with by Cross's guess that Garp also has Conquerer's (despite his not actually showing that variety in-story); his card, #0445, says he only has Armament and Observation.
  • Ascended Fanon: In celebration for reaching the top 10, CV12Hornet began publishing the Cross-Brain's fans' omakes that they had written as a side story to This Bites!
    • One of the omake writers even got to write two canon omakes, which were published in the story itself.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:
    • Two of these in Chapter 9, occurring during the crew's three week voyage to Little Garden. One has Luffy being trapped by some kind of monster with tentacles and everyone watching with amusement, and the other features the majority of the Straw Hats falling prey to various booby traps that the other two Baby Transponder Snails on the ship set up. The latter of the two is somewhat relevant to the story only because it explains how the snails got their names: Pinky and the Brain.
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    • Another occurs in Chapter 33, involving a horrific encounter with "Magical Girl Inferno Aniki".
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: When Shiki is on the verge of destroying the East Blue, the former Usopp Pirates consider that they should stop yelling "Pirates are coming!" to the village in light of his threat. Kaya counters that they shouldn't stop for two reasons: Usopp eventually returning—since Usopp's original lie was in hopes of his father returning—and Shiki is no pirate.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Sanji wanting the Clear-Clear Fruit (allegedly to spy on women) becomes an outright Tear Jerker when he mentions how as a child he wanted the power to disappear. Given his childhood, it's hardly surprising.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The first few chapters of the story establishes that Cross gets a bad case of diarrhea from eating biscuits. Months later, Oda introduces an antagonist that can create and manipulate biscuits as weapons. Their encounter should be quite amusing.
    • In chapter 24, in response to one of Cross's remarks on the SBS, Zoro asks if Cross knows where he can get an elephant. Elsewhere, Fukuro of CP9 is listening to the broadcast and says "Here," while gesturing to Funkfreed. Come chapters 42 and 43, Funkfreed does indeed wind up joining the crew, albeit as Cross's new partner (though he does allow Zoro to wield him at one point while on Thriller Bark).
    • TB! resolves the Straw Hats' issue of needing an official helmsman by having the newly humanized Merry manning the Sunny's helm when the crew is leaving Water 7. Nearly a year later, Oda finally gives the crew a permanent canon helmsman (not to mention confirming fan theories) with Jinbe. A fierce but friendly rivalry is sure to abound in the fanfic's future.
    • TB!Nami receives a power boost in the form of a cloud generated by the Eisen Dial that responds to her subconscious. Come Chapter 903 of the manga, and Canon!Nami has a superpowerful cloud of her own!
    • During the Post-Enies Lobby Arc, the TB! crew is shocked at seeing Cross' obscenely large bounty (which is hinted to be over 1 Billion). In Chapter 903, the canon Straw Hats are flabbergasted that Luffy's bounty has been raised to 1.5 Billion.
    • During the Post-Enies Lobby arc, Cross finds himself taken to Baltigo to meet with the Revolutionaries and then returned to Water 7, all of which happens in the span of a couple hours, to give the impression that Dragon has scary resources. In Chapter 904, Oda introduces the revolutionary Karasu, who has a Devil Fruit ability to turn into a murder of crows, which would make transporting a person across the Red Line and back in a short time possible.
    • In chapter 26, Vivi brings up the possibility of a time-based Devil Fruit, and Cross says he doesn't know of any. Nearly two and a half years later, it turns out there is one in canon: the Toki Toki no Mi/Time-Time Fruit, which is limited in that it only allows one-way travel into the future - it cannot send anyone into the past.
    • Doubling as Harsher in Hindsight, Awakened!Moria attempted to turn himself into a dragon with his Nidhogg transformation. Kaidou is later seen able to turn into a dragon himself. Moria was basically emulating him.
    • Chapter 67 has Capone Bege rescue a child slave from a World Noble's ship. He tells Hawkins he's got a soft spot for kids and hopes one day to be a father himself. Cue a couple of years later in the canon storyline...
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Cross himself.
    • So far, Cross/Robin, Cross/Conis, Cross/Nami, Cross/Vivi, and even Cross/Soundbite have been paired together by fans, with varying degrees of seriousness, despite the fact that the Cross-Brain has said that there won't be any pairings in This Bites!
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Once again, the Golden Bell, only this time it's heard around the world thanks to Cross and Soundbite. Cross admits he never thought such a beautiful sound could exist and Soundbite says he has "Seen the face of God".
  • Paranoia Fuel: Merry confirms that just because a ship doesn't say anything, doesn't mean it isn't aware of everything you do on it, including top-secret snail calls to pirates.
    • As Marigold puts it, she'll never be certain there's anything Cross doesn't know, including things that should be impossible for him to know.
  • Uncanny Valley: Cross mentions that this is likely part of the reason for the racism fishmen experience; they're almost human but clearly not.
    • When Lily Carnation uses the SBS to invite everyone in the world to a feast, a few hundred thousand people immediately hang up due to how insanely creepy its face was.
    • Moriah's zombies. No matter how much you pretty them up, rotting flesh is still rotting. And then when they get reanimated into draugrs...
  • Unexpected Character:
    • Who would've guessed that Gin, Apis, her dragon Lindy, Mr. 5, Ms. Valentine and Ms. Goldenweek would've ended up being part of the Barto Club?
    • Be honest. Did you really expect the CP9 opponent for Cross during the Enies Lobby Arc to be Hattori?
    • In an event that comes out of nowhere, the Skelter Bite arc reveals that Biera, Shuraiya Bascùd and Adelle Bascùd are all part of Eustass "Captain" Kid's crew.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Unintentional, but Merry's sibling relationship with the Thousand Sunny. Merry has a sheep motif while the Sunny is a lion. How often do you see a lion being friendly with a lamb?

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