We see in that panel, that someone from the ship, that saved Sanji said: “I must’ve heard them during the storm 3 months ago. Now there are some things I gotta mention.
How can you hear somebody through a storm? A storm should be to loud, especially from range.
They didn’t mention a fight between pirates, therefore I assume it was in range.
Now look at Vito’s sign:
Doesn’t it resemble a bat?
Wings, ears and tail. The second arrow is the steak, that got pierced through Dracula’s heart.
I assume this, because Vito and Dracula lookalike.
I know he is based on another person, but he doesn’t look like the person he’s based on.
So I assume his look got based off of Dracula and resembles his Devil Fruit Powers
Now this is how I am connecting this. A bat is able to send ultrasonic waves and the sounds will reflect back through echoes. I assume Whit was on that ship, that saved Sanji and that he ate the Bato Bato No Mi, model Vampire. I will write later about his Devil Fruit Powers in this theory.
We also know from one of the newest chapters, that Sanji would get a present box with someone’s head into it. Vito told Sanji something, that made Sanji come with them. I assume he told him, that he knows about Zeff and that Zeff’s head would be in that present box. There was even one panel, where it got stated that:
“It could even be someone from the Barriete Restaurant”, and why would Oda include this?
It has to have some reason in my opinion.
We also know, that Zeff is most likely the only person, that Sanji really cares about, when it comes to “real family.” He didn’t grow up with the Vinsmokes. The panel also mentioned, that it could be one of the Okama, but I don’t think, that Sanji cares, that much about them as we’ve seen. I also think, that Sanji trusts Luffy enough, that he can protects his crew. I really think, that Zeff is the reason.
Now let’s get to Vito’s Devil Fruit Powers.
As I’ve already mentioned he has Vampire Abilities and resembles a vampire(mainly Dracula), from his look.
He has black fingernails.
He wears sunglasses, which protect him from the sun.
He has a long tongue.
He is also called the “Monster Gun”, and Vampires were known to be monsters.
Furthermore vampires were able to use telekinesis. Look at the sound effect of the pistol. Its the sound effect when a thing starts to move. He also makes the same hand pose as a telekinesis user.
He can also use magic, like vampires could.
His hands are very large and Vampires hands were also very large.
Chopper clearly stated, that he thought, that there were only “two enemies.” And let’s be honest here. Chopper is not, that weak, that he can get overwhelmed that easily. It was a sneaky overwhelming. Its strange, that Vito just appears and disappears in all of the panels.
Either he was a bat and transformed back behind Chopper and Nami or he was hiding in the dust, because
Vampires could do these two things, but there was no steam before they went into Capone’s body, so I would delete the second possibility.
Or there is even the possibility, that he was very fast, because Vampires have superhuman speed and that might also be the reason how Chopper didn’t see him coming.
Sanji called himself “the hunter”, if you remember it. He already hunted a wolf and next time he will fight against Vito and hunt a Vampire. Werewolfs and Vampires are both mythical creatures, that got hunted.
Now you might argue, that Jyabura is not a “werewolf”, but I don’t think it has to be necessarily a werewolf, if we clearly get a connection there. Or maybe Jyabura can transform into a werewolf, when he improves his Devil Fruit Powers. Maybe his Zoan is capable of more wolf forms, when we see him the next time.
We have only seen Rob Lucci changing the forms of his Devil Fruits. Jyabura could’ve learned it too.
I think, that Vito is from Big Mom’s Crew, because of some reason:
Vito is only the “advisor”, of the Firetank Pirates.
I haven’t seen any crew yet with an advisor role yet and an advisor role wouldn’t make sense anyways
because why does someone gets called an advisor in a crew? Sanji makes smart things too, does that make him the advisor? I think “advisor”, is meant as cooperating with somebody.
Big Mom allies abnormal Crew Mates and Vito is abnormal if he resembles a vampire.
I think Vito will fight against Sanji, because:
Vampires have superhuman speed = Sanji’s specialty is speed and observation Haki.
Vampires could also transform into a hybrid form, that flies = Sanji uses Sky Walk.
Sanji hunted a wolf and called himself “the hunter”, and he will also hunt a vampire.
They both seem to be the smart ones as we know about Sanji’s doings (Mr.Prince, Arc Maxim etc.)
I assume Vito is very smart too, because he has an advisor role. And he seems very smart as from the things he did (blackmailing Sanji, overwhelming Chopper and Nami to get Sanji into Capone’s deal etc.)
Sanji would improve much in observation Haki in that fight and also overall combat ability. I think from all the things I’ve mentioned before Sanji is the perfect opponent against Vito.
Imagine an enemy, who has good observation Haki, who can fly, who has some nice quick gun moves, who’s very fast against Sanji.
Thanks for checking out my theory
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