Good points, I need to reread Thriller Bark and see how Ryuma operated with Brook's inside of him. Ryuma still clearly had some level of Will, but I can't remember his attacks off the top of my head.
Yeah, it's sad, if Moria hadn't given up, and had formed another crew and kept getting stronger, he could have been stronger than Doffy, IMO.
Hmmm... is there any weak Yonkou territory Blackbeard and Moria could use to farm shadows?
Even with a good deal of her forces gone, Whole Cake has plenty of strong fighters. Your point is that you'd need a strong fighter with Whitebeard's fighting style to take advantage of his corpse's power. If only Moria could find a tall guy who uses Polearm weapons like Whitebeard, and a fire-based Devil Fruit user like Ace, and steal their shadows.
Uh oh Katakuri
Oh no Oven
Thanks for your comment, I wouldn't have made this connection otherwise. Katakuri's shadow is perfect for Whitebeard's corpse, and Oven's shadow is perfect for Ace's. My Zombie Rocks theory is alllll coming together, whoooo!
Blackbeard and Moria are coming to Whole Cake/have went to Whole Cake. This is why the Big Mom Pirates haven't attacked Wano yet. They had to haul ass back to Whole Cake Island since Blackbeard was ransacking it.