But why? there is simply no reason for marco to ditch the king fight.
Momo carrying luffy and luffy is already healed, So tehre is no reason for Marco to leave the kings fight for any reason. And he said that he wants the new generation to beat the old generation (refeering to kaido and the super novas fight) early on so why wouldn that change now? Marco will not fight kaido at all it makes no sense.
Like, not to be mean to those that wanted Carrot to join, but I think its highly unlikely at this point. The only reason needed for this is her massive irrelevance this arc. If she were a prospective strawhat, Oda would have made Carrot more of a player against the beast pirates. Instead, she was given an opportunity to fight Perospero but lost that bid.
Seriously. The only way she becomes more relevant is if she gets some unique powerup unique from her species and is part of continuing fights against Beast Pirates, which seems highly unlikely at this point.
Several of them have been rejecting harsh truths for a while now, go ahead and be mean…it’s not like they have an illness you can’t mock, they’ve been told what’s up on multiple occasions and actively choose to reject reality
Bounty is portrayal to an extent. If king and queen have nearly the same bounty there’s no reason to assume kings much stronger than him.
And offhand comments about previous fights, both saying how useless the other is in a fight, there’s a lot of things to say. Hell Oda made everyone praise Katakuri with these comments to show no ones close to him.