this is the most off the wall theory with no proof behind it. Just something funny yet interesting that I thought. What if it isn’t Buggy THE Clown, but Buggy D. Clown. I just think it would be funny if he was a D instead of Shanks especially the way he’s able to get pirates behind them, granted most is for gag. The reason I say it wouldn’t be is because he’s always scared when faced with death but he always does what’s needed. What if the reason he always got scared towards death was because it wasn’t his time? It just wasn’t meant to be which would be why he doesn’t smile before death it’s just not his time. But when he actually does die, if it’s in story, he will smile just before it. I think if Buggy dies it will be a heroic moment.