So I was just talking to @Jawahib and the question of what Tama’s ability is came up. We know she pulls part of her cheek off, but it didn’t really do anything memorable. So why are the Beast Pirates after it? They can’t just be after her because she’s the sweetest kid to ever exist in the One Piece universe (since Kid Luffy, that is). And they’re not. It turns out Tama’s ability is as big a deal as Holdem is making it out to be. This theory isn’t so long, and for anyone who’s been paying more attention than me (I assume that’s most of you), it may not even be much of a theory. In Chapter 911, we see Luffy meet Tama for the first time, and within the first two pages of their interaction, Tama’s ability is summed up. Spoiler So to summarise what we see in those two pages: > Tama pulls off part of her cheek > She feeds her cheek to the big baboon > The baboon, who was angry at first, becomes tame What initially seemed like a throwaway ability actually seems to have a really significant power - the ability to tame wild animals. Given the “beastly” nature of a lot of the Beast Pirates, it definitely has its uses. Let’s take a look at Chapter 915, where we meet Holdem for the first time: Spoiler The key quote here is “those two are basically two souls in one body.” Holdem doesn’t seem to have control over the lion parts granted to him by his SMILE Fruit - the lion has independent thoughts and emotions. This problem likely affects several other SMILE users too; it’s likely Holdem isn’t the only user to have this issue. As for how Tama fits into this, it’s as follows: with the help of Tama’s ability, SMILE users in the Beast Pirates who have a similar problem to Holdem can gain control of their misbehaving animal parts. EDIT: They may also use the ability to tame more wild beasts, since some of the crew appear to be using them to ride across the country. Since the creatures on Wano seem to be pretty big, it’d be quicker to tame them using Tama’s ability than without. That’s it, really. Thoughts?