THEORIES & OPINIONS

DEATH OF THE TREES AND THE TRUTH OF DEVIL FRUIT’S WEAKNESS

Time for another theory based on extrapolating predictions from references Oda makes to other works. But I have something a little different for you this time. The subject of today’s theory is J.R.R Tolkien

Yep, Tolkien. Of course the author of one of the most beloved fantasy series of all time. But where are these references in One Piece?

I suppose i’ll start with the trees since I mentioned them first in the title. We’re all familiar with One Piece’s Adam and Eve, but did you know that Tolkien’s universe also features two important trees? More specifically, the Two Trees of Valinor. The Two Trees of Valinor were sources of light, one representing the sun and the other the moon. Now Eve’s affiliation with sunlight is entirely obvious, and i’m sure people who have been reading my series for a long time are familiar with my assertion that Adam is on the moon. Furthermore, the Trees of Valinor were created by Yavanna, referred to as the “giver of fruits”. This further links Adam and Eve to the origins of Devil Fruits

But the title mentions the trees dying, and i’m sure you’re wondering where i’m going with that. So moving on. The Two Trees of Valinor were eventually destroyed by Ungoliant. Ungoliant was the first spider, and was said to consume light and excrete darkness. Surely this sounds familiar to all of you –

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That’s right, Blackbeard. I believe that at some point Blackbeard will be responsible for the destruction of Adam and Eve, perhaps as part of his ongoing goal to monopolise powerful Devil Fruits

Not that this will be permanent of course, as in Tolkien’s universe it is prophesied that the trees will be revived from the breaking of the Silmarils, which contain the last traces of their light. The prophecy also refers to the flattening of a mountain range, which in this case refers to the destruction of the Red Line at End of Series

Now to the second part of the title – The weakness of Devil Fruits. I’m sure some of you have seen a theory going around which makes reference to a substance called Pyrobloine

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Pyrobloine is a substance found in Seastone which is ejected by volcanoes. Given that it is present in island cloud it must also logically be present in sea cloud, which weakens DF users as normal water does. But what people seem to have missed is that the sea itself would also have a very high concentration of this substance. Why? Underwater volcanoes. Of course, made a huge deal out of on the journey to Fishman Island, underwater volcanoes will also expel this substance into the surrounding waters

The surrounding waters are of course host to something significant to this mystery. The roots of Eve. I stand by my prediction that Eve is where the Devil Fruits grow. Logically this means that they contain Pyrobloine, as it would be absorbed by Eve’s roots as they draw nutrients from the surrounding sea water. I’m currently unsure of the specifics of why this weakens Devil Fruit users but for some reason the Pyrobloine in their bodies seems to react to other substances containing it. Given that Devil Fruits affect the bodies of their users and not their souls (confirmed by Tashigi’s use of Smoker’s power after their body swap)

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it would be reasonable to assume that their cells are being altered, meaning the weakening is likely tied to that. Speculative guess would say that Pyrobloine in some way affects the Mitochondria, which of course generate energy for cells and if stopped would result in the loss of their powers and energy. Given it’s presence in Skypiea it’s reasonable to assume that Pyrobloine is very easy to transfer airborne, which means it may also be the cause of DFs transferring to nearby fruits as it alters the cells of it’s new host after travelling through the air

This can also be tied to Tolkien. If a Devil Fruit were to be thrown into a volcano, what do you think would happen? The cells and Pyrobloine that cause it to have it’s power would likely return to the massive concentration of it in the magma, erasing it and permanently destroying the fruit in question. But why is this relevant?

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them”

What do you get if you replace “Ring” with “Fruit”? The Yami Yami no Mi. The Yami will be destroyed after Blackbeard’s death to prevent another like him appearing, mirroring the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy

*Theory by Go D. Usopp

BROOK, HIS POSSIBLY PAST AND WHAT’S NEXT FOR HIM

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Now Brook is one of my favorite characters in the Manga, he’s had very little character development compared to the rest of the SH’s and his past is very much unknown. One thing i’d like to note from the start is the sbs where Oda reveals the nationalities of the SH’s

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Luffy is Brazilian
Zoro is Japanese
Nami is Swedish
Usopp is African
Sanji is French
Chopper is Canadian
Robin is Russian
Franky is American
Brook is Austrian

This information will help you better understand the rest of the theory so i got it out of the way. Lets start with Brook’s name

Brook

As a Noun: A Small Stream

As a Verb: Tolerate of Allow

Brook’s character has always held steady and pretty much allowed anything to happen unless it involves threatening his Nakama, his personality basically is him tolerating any and everything that happens around him, despite being picked on or made fun like how franky and brook spoke still he had a smile on his face and enjoyed the presence of another person despite what harsh criticisms may come his way.

Austrian history actually helps further prove this as being Oda’s subtle hints, in 1955 after WW2 Austria was found to be an independent and sovereign state.

October 26, 1955 Austria made a pact that they would stay neutral and out of any military conflict, it also states it will not allow military from other countries to set up and wage war on their country.

Brook’s Past

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First thing i’d like to point out, Gekko Moriah had nothing to do with Brook’s “Death”, he said it happened some decades ago while clearly he lost his shadow like 5 years ago pretimeskip, 7 years ago post timeskip.

Notice Sanji’s reaction, he even goes as far as to be worried about what he’s hearing i don’t believe this is his manners since he gets made but his reaction is far more related on being concerned.

Brook said what? “I was promised i could live a second life”. Ok so this is where i’m getting suspicious, who would go out of their way to give Brook a Devil Fruit. Another thing, if somebody gave Brook this DF which we all know you only find out once you eat it, but had the knowledge of the DF beforehand means they’d of had to study the Devil Fruits with a book.

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Notice that Brook does not at all specifically mention who attacked him, if it was pirates he’d likely just say that but i believe he was attacked by Germa 66. First off i do understand Brook used to be with a Battle Convoy of a certain Kingdom, but i do not however believe Warmonger or Germa 66 has any direct relation.

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Proof on Brook’s DF having no relationship to Gecko Moriah

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Brook’s light Bone’s allowing him to run on water

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More info on Brook’s past

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Brook’s Fencing

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Seeing as Ryuma has Brook’s personality it’s clear that Brook was specifically trained in Fencing, his fighting style resembles a mix of Fencing and Iaido(replacing sword from scabbard cutting and returning it)

Fencing is traditionally French, Iaido is associated with Japan, French and Japanese words consist of Brook’s fighting moves.

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Why was Brook targeted?

I have two options that make sense

Option A. For his Devil Fruit

Option B: Something he learned during his job as the leader of a Battle Convoy

We know Germa 66 is essentially hitmen for hire, mercenaries if you will. And it’s a mythical army commanded by Sanji’s father and they deal heavily in the Black Market. Blackbeard can’t be the only person targeting DF”s and i believe revival is quite an ability.

I fully expect Brooke to target and fight Germa 66 i believe we will learn more in the upcoming chapters but it’s clear its Germa 66 who wiped Brook and his crew out.

During the first part of WW2, the Austrians fought with the Germans, i believe Germa 66 to be related to the Nazi troops a hidden army, the Nazi’s did alot of crazy things, the Death Camps, Weapon Improvements, Immoral Experimentation, As i said earlier in the video eventually Austria became it’s own country. Perhaps it’s because Brook’s country is an ally of Germa 66, it would help explain why he decided to become a pirate, to get away from constant warfare. One thing that is strange is that Brook has said nothing about his country of origin as if he’s trying to forget about it.

The people he cares about are Laboon, the Rumbar Pirates, and the SH Pirates, but no one from his country seems to interest him.

I am not certain now one hundred percent but i hope the theory helps shed some light onto the skeleton dead bones Brook

*Theory by DemonAsura666

THE KOGETSU CLAN AND THEIR PAST WITH THE MINKS

For my exploits today, I turned my eyes to the Samurai and the Minks and trying to figure out what Oda may be doing here. So I delved into Japanese culture and I’ve got some interesting ideas about where we are going for the future. I will seek to answer these questions;
  1. Why Kaidou and his men are hunting Kinemon, Kanjuro, Raizou and Momonosuke?
  2. Why is Momonosuke so important to everything?
  3. Why the Kogetsu Clan and the Minks are allies?
  4. Does Ryuuma play a role in the history between the Minks and the Samurai?

This is a very relevant topic to theorize about given the recent chapter, so I thought it would be fun. Did my research, and I’m back at you with another theory that’s 100% mine. Because that’s the only way I ever do them anyways.:D Oh and every time I introduce a new Japanese history term, it will be tagged with a wikipedia link so you can follow it straight away to get a little background.

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THE RULING SYSTEM ON WANOKUNI

This arc imo, is Oda’s baby. There hasn’t been an arc like this with literally 3, potentially 4-5 arcs of build up since like Alabasta. And never been an arc that will be so heavily steeped in Japanese Culture and History. He’s gonna make sure his historical references and artistic depictions of Wano are ON POINT. Japan is Oda’s thing. So I expect that many things onWano will be very true to authentic Feudal Era Japan.

The main thing however is the governing system of Wano. In Japan, there were two rulers, one was the Emperor, who held a more religious based position among the masses and then there was the Shogun, who held the office of the Shogunate,which makes him a military and political leader. The Shogun had more power than the Emperor. The weird thing is theShogun was usually appointed BY the Emperor. An odd system indeed.

The families from which Shogun were usually chosen were from the Feudal Lords, also referred to as the Daimyo. Individual Clans who had great power and wealth. It was very common for these Clans to hire Samurai to work under them.

There is another special position known as a Regent, known in Japanese as a Sesshō. This position is given to someone who’s job is to assist a child emperor before his coming of age. I believe the One Piece equivalent of this is Kinemon’s title of Retainer. Which brings me to my first point.

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1. MOMONOSUKE IS THE HEIR TO THE KOGETSU CLAN DYNASTY

Now the first thing you are saying is , but Kinemon is just a Retainer so how could his son be heir to the throne? For one thing, it is not unheard of, in fact it was common place for awhile, that members of the Imperial Family were appointed asRetainers. So Kinemon himself could be Royalty. Maybe just not directly in line for the throne.

But also, I’m going to say there is a possibility that Momonosuke might not be Kinemon’s son and something happened to his parents while he was a baby, and Kinemon was given the task of hiding Momonosuke’s identity from some enemy who was in power, due to the fact that his lineage was a direct threat to that power. And he’s lied to Momo their entire lives.

So Momo’s royal title was hidden from even him, since he was just a baby. That’s also a possibility. More importantly,Momonosuke means “Peach Emperor”, so there is that. And of course this parallels with Vivi and her plight to save her kingdom of Alabasta.But still, why does that make Momonosuke important to one of the Younkou?

2. KAIDOU IS THE CURRENT SHOGUN OF WANOKUNI

Because, as most people have guessed, Kaidou is the current Shogun of Wanokuni. And I don’t think he’s the rightful one either, as in lineage wise. Strength wise he might have earned it, but some of the Samurai don’t want him as the Shogun. The clues for this have been in the way his crew have talked about him. Particularly Sheepshead.

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There are some interesting different plot points that could have occurred to bring Kaidou to power. The first one is thatKaidou, in his endless quest to find a worthy opponent, came to Wano because he had heard about the strong warriors there. But none of them proved a challenge and he defeated them all. After which they submitted to his rule out of fear. Very possible.

Another idea I had is that he and Moria may have had their epic showdown on Wano, and when the Samurai tried to drive him out afterwards, they were unable to do so. This would explain Moria robbing Ryuuma’s grave. Still it doesn’t have to, but this one is also possible. I’m sure we will learn about the specifics of this on Wano as Kinemon mentioned it when he saw Zoro’s sword, whether or not it relates to Kaidou’s position.

The third way is more based on a historical event in Japan, known as the Boshin War.

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“THE BLOODLESS REVOLUTION”

 

The Boshin War was a civil war in Japan that was fought from 1868 to 1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa shogunate and a radicalized group of nobles and samurai who believed in returning political power to the imperial court. The dispute was over the Shogunate’s handling of foreigners since Japan’s opening of its borders in a previous decade.

The parallel I’m suggesting here makes the case for a far more devious plan. Maybe the Kogetsu Clan are like the Tokugawa, who supported the opening up of Wano to outside influences and some of the other powerful clans or maybe the Imperial Family themselves (which could set them up as joint antagonist with Kaidou) didn’t agree, suggesting that opening up the country would dilute the authenticity of the original culture.They thus rallied together and enlisted the strength of a powerful pirate, namely Kaidou, to overthrow the ruling Kogetsu Clan and take control of the Shogun monarchy. And re-instituted the Imperial Style of rule. In fact, in the Boshin War, the radicals and the Emperor were supporters of a publication known as the “Order to Expel Barbarians“. The ideas were extremely anti-foreign and the ruling emperor of the time agreed with the sentiments expressed here, and actively tried to interfere with the Shogunate.I like this idea the most because it sets up a Samurai villain as well, that could be an appropriate match for a particular swordsman. Obviously I mean Brooke:rolleyes:Whatever the reasons, I think it’s very probable that this is the structure of Wano’s current political system. Now onto the next half.

THE MINKS AND THE KOGETSU CLAN

Our theory will take us back a few hundred years to the past to theorize the events that made the Minks and Samurai become allies. If there is one thing that can bring two races together, especially two warrior races like the Minks and the Samurai, it’s a common enemy. So I’ve been thinking on it and I’ve come up with what I believe is the common enemy. It all starts, with a ……

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If you are not familiar with Oda’s One Shot Monsters, I would suggest going and taking a look at it, following the link I provided. The events are considered canon and I think it’s important because it’s entirely relevant as we go towards Wano.

I’ll summarize as I know some people are lazy. In the story, Monsters, we deal with a story about a town who was terrorized by a dragon which they thought was a natural disaster, but was the work of two criminals controlling the creature with something called the Dragon’s Horn. Ryuuma, a wandering Samurai who is just passing through. He’s misjudged, people think he’s low down crook, but in the end, the Swordsman they revered turned out to be a swine and Ryuuma was the true hero.

Now I don’t expect us to see Oda retread this story in One Piece with updated characters and settings. It has its place in OP lore, but to me the most important elements aren’t the story and the plot, but these key things.

  • Ryuuma himself as a character and his ideologies and honour
  • Dragons being depicted as forces of destruction
  • The “Dragon Horn”

If you notice, it is revealed that Ryuuma is the “King” swordsman character that people speak about as this legendary swordsman that’s the best in the world, but he doesn’t know that’s what people call him because he’s not in it for the fame and doesn’t stick around to receive it. So in this One Shot, Ryuuma has already established himself as a legend and the whole one shot is just giving us a glimpse into him.

I believe at some point in the samurai’s history, they were under the threat of Dragons wiping them out. Very reminiscent of the plot of the film “How to Train Your Dragon”. Basically, as a warrior people they would continuously fight Dragons to protect their homeland. But they were losing the battle. They needed to find the Dragon’s nest. But they could never do it. But even moreso, they needed to find a way to fight against the vicious beast.

Enter Ryuuma, and I’m theorizing that he is the creator of the FoxFire Style that Kinemon uses.


I’m not sure how this works, but I’m not gonna leave it up in the air either. That would be lazy of me. So let’s try to explainFoxFire style. I’m gonna theorize here and say it’s done in a similar way that Luffy generates fire with his Red Hawk. A mixture of an extremely high speed slash and haki that creates friction with the air, enough to ignite it. Also of note is how do One Piece swordsman create an air slash?The best example we have ever had is the idea that they slice the air, using their blades so quickly, they create a small momentary vacuum space where the blade has passed through, that when air closes in, it becomes compressed and takes the shape of the slash and continues along the initial direction of force. That’s getting really theoretical, but it’s the only explanation that makes any sense. That and of course, it’s MANGA DERR!!!:faceplam:Now recall that the admirals create an invisible haki barrier against Whitebeard that manifested in the air itself.

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What if using haki and the blade as a conduit, just like the admirals used their hands to create a wall, you create a wall width out of the blade. Then the Foxfire style uses that width to have an influential area of the blade’s vacuum slice that is larger, which then can cause Fire to be sucked into it and extinguished? Using the same idea, but in a different manner. We are spit-balling here but bare with me.

I’m thinking this style was created by Ryuuma, to combat Dragons in particular. After Ryuuma created the FoxFire Style, he showcased its power against the Dragon attack and saved the people. Like the original Monsters One Shot, Ryuuma was thought to be a no good samurai, with no skill or worth. A clutz. But he proved them wrong, by saving the Samurai, and eventually dragons stopped attacking Wano altogether.

But he knew something was wrong. They only chased away the Dragons. They didn’t exterminate them. If they weren’t attacking Wano, where would they go?

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Credit to Arcxana from DeviantArt for the amazing picture of Zou at Sunset

Yes Zou. Look at this tropical climate. My idea is that either they went out on their own and tracked down Zou or at some point a Dragon came to Wano and collapsed and died, and attached to it was a wounded Mink, who held on for his life. Then it gets revealed to the Samurai that the Dragons they chased off, were now tormenting the Minks.

Why would it go to Zou? Because as we know, Zunisha’s water rain showers bring with it tonnes of food and fish. This could be easily seen as a free meal for a flying predator. Especially one who lost it’s main food source.

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Doesn’t look like it would as a Dragon’s next, but my idea stems from the those giant towers in the picture above. Why are they there? What purpose could they possibly serve? The Minks seem to live in the city and the Night Minks have their own residential district at the base of the Whale Forest. None of the Minks seem to live there at all, so what possible reason could they have for building such gigantic structures? My idea?

To shelter from the onslaught of the Dragons centuries ago. Fortresses shrouded in bush would never suffice against the flames of a dragon. So they built structures out of the silt that Zunisha brought up dumped on its back to create shelters that could withstand the heat.

While simultaneously fighting for their survival. Now the Kogetsu Clan and their samurai, led by Ryuuma, went out to defend Zou from the Dragons.

That clan and the Minks bonded and almost brought the Dragons to an end. Now this doesn’t contradict with my other theory on the Minks and the Samurai being enemies at one point in history, because that’s in the Void Century Era. I’m suggesting hundreds of years later, this happened that could have mended relations, specifically with the Kogetsu Clan.

Nekomamushi did say this chapter that the Minks and the Kogetsu Clan, (not all Samurai) are friends. Note also, as I mentioned above, the Daimyo were made up of many different clans collectively.

As for how Ryuuma died, I can’t possibly say. It’s best not to push it too far. This is an unsubstantiated theory after all.

STORY SIMILARITIES WITH SKYPEIA

This section will just highlight some strong parallels that would explain why Zunisha would have this kind of history. And it’s mainly the fact that it shares lots of similarities with Skypeia.

  • Skypeia and Zou both follow two arcs that are also very similar (Dressrosa/Alabasta)
  • They both are islands where the people live at high altitudes.
  • They both are extremely hard to reach
  • Both involve groups of people who are connected to legends from past individuals (Norland/Ryuuma)
  • They both appear to be very closed off societies at the beginning.

I feel like Ryuuma is very much like Norland, in that’s he’s historical, butnot Void Century historical and an important part of some story Oda wants to tell. All of what I said could be wrong, but it’s fun to speculate.

SUMMARY

So to summarize, the Kogetsu Clan are the main clan that oppose Kaidou and the Imperial rule on Wano. Momonosuke is the last heir to that bloodline and Kinemom, Kanjuro and Raizou are all loyal to that family and trying to protect him. They wanted to come to Zou to enlist the Mink’s help in taking down Kaidou’s rule. They also have a group of Samurai back at Wano willing to fight.

Ryuuma was instrumental in saving the Samurai from the onslaught of Dragons in their past and the creator of the Fox Fire style. He and the Kogetsu Clan saved the Minks who were indirectly affected by their defeat of the Dragons and fostered a bond between the two groups.

Hope you guys enjoyed.

*Theory by TheConqueror

CAPTAIN YORKI IS STILL ALIVE

A bizarre statement, right? Well, there is a little bit of evidence scattered across the manga that indicates he may still be alive. In fact, he may be this guy:

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It’s popular belief that this guy is Scopper Gaban, the Second Mate of the Roger Pirates, but there is no reasoning for this at all beyond the assumption that the hat he is wearing comes from Wanokuni.

There is some logic behind my thesis. Firstly:

  • The entire ‘From the Decks of the World’ cover story only contains characters the Strawhat Pirates already know. They do not know Gaban.
  • This means that the mystery man is also known to at least one of the Strawhat Pirates, and yet Oda hides his identity because it is very important.
  • Laboon is happy. This is very bizarre given his idiosyncrasy of bashing his head against the Red Line when waiting for the Rumbar Pirates. Why is he enjoying himself?

Yorkis favourite drink is Sake and his favourite song is Binks Sake. What are they drinking in the cover page? Sake. He’s also friends with Crocus, obviously, and they are on friendly terms. The cover story shows characters celebrating the fact the Strawhat Pirates are not dead. These covers celebrate specific characters’ being alive, for example, the cover story mostly features old close friends:

Luffy

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Zoro

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Nami

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Usopp

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Sanji

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Chopper

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Her close friends are all dead – Robin

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Franky

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His close friends are all dead, right? – Brook?

But that’s wrong! Brooks close friends are not all dead. He has Crocus and Laboon! If you connect the dots it’s perfectly plausible to think that’s Yorki, right?

But wait, isn’t he dead? – UNCONFIRMED! We’ve already had an instance in which a presumed dead character has returned, and Oda even hinted at this. Remember Sabo?

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But Oda didn’t hint at him still being alive!
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The only confirmed conclusion we can actually make from his “death” is that the crew partially split up. In fact, Brook told Yorki to “treasure his life”, which indicates he would live on but would simply be unfit for Piracy. A common misconception is that everyone else contracted this disease when in fact they all died from poisoned wounds:

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Plus, the virus is “unknown” and it’s clearly never explained as to whether he will die or not. I speculate that he made the journey across the calm belt and, during the timeskip, completed his promise to Laboon. Do you guys think it’s possible for Yorki to be alive? I certainly do, I think that old man (with the same hair colour as Yorki) drinking Sake (his favorite drink) with two of his friends (Laboon and Crocus) at Reverse Mountain (where he promised he would return) is in fact Yorki in his 80’s.

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Note: Captain Yorki is also based on Calico Jack, his name is actually Calico Yorki. Calico Jack made a disappearance from Piracy only a few years after he became famous, he later returned from his Hiatus. I won’t go into immense details but Yorki’s own journey parallels that of Calico Jack who supposedly became ill.

Am I being a lunatic or am I making sense?

*Theory by L o g i a

CP0’S POWERS

If CP0’s main trio that we saw in Dressrosa has Devil Fruit abilities, there is no doubt these will be incredibly powerful powers. Afterall, given their role and likely amount of power as the ultimate shield for the Tenryuubito and Gorosei against external threats, it would be ludicrous to think they would have less powerful Devil Fruits. Of course there is the possibility that they do not possess Devil Fruits, but I find this unlikely.

In another theory of mine, I explain the significance of the name ‘AEGIS’, you can give that a read here:
http://www.onepiecegold.com/the-purpose-of-cp0-aegis/

One important thing to note is that AEGIS is a defensive ability that the Ancient Greek Gods possessed. This and other factors considered, I will rule out Logia Devil Fruit powers for the following reasons:

  • Rokushiki is most effectively used when a users body is enhanced, Logias do not do this, however, Paramecia can and Zoans always do
  • There is a limited number of Logia fruits Oda can use at this point

Now, as I said, as Rokushiki is a heavily body-dependent fighting style, the members of CP0 all likely have very powerful Kenbunshoku and Busoshoku Haki.

According to One Piece trivia, Oda has namedropped another Rokushiki technique called ‘Chokkai’, it’s name means ‘to bother’, although nothing more is known, whether Oda is joking or not is also questionable. If Oda is being truthful about this, having not seen this technique before, we will likely see CP0 using this. If Chokkai is real I suspect the technique will involve after images and immense speed the same way Rokuogan involved immense strength.

From what we know so far, this is a list of abilities they likely have:

  • Busoshoku Haki
  • Kenbunshoku Haki
  • Chokkai
  • Rokuogan
  • Kami-e
  • Geppo
  • Soru
  • Tekkai
  • Rankyaku
  • Shigan
  • Combination of Haki and Rokushiki

As for Devil Fruits:
Aegis to our best knowledge has three different possible source materials in Greek Mythology. There are three of these CP0 agents and therefore I believe that they each have a direct link to every singular part of Aegis.

The first instance will relate to this man:

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Basilisk Mythical Zoan – Hebi Hebi no Mi Model: Basilisk
This is because, in myth, the shield first contained the skin and hair of a Gorgon, granting it incredible invulnerability as it could use Stone for protection and manipulate stone as well as turn enemies into stone. Although the ability to turn people into stone is taken by the Mero Mero no Mi and the Gorgon-based character is embodied in Hancock, a Basilisk Zoan is still very likely and powerful

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Powers:

  • Flight
  • Turn opponent to stone upon contact (not automatic)
  • Extra speed and agility
  • Size advantages
  • Greater muscular power
  • Regenerative ability to external wounds

Secondly, the right hand man from the long arm tribe:

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Chimera Mythical Zoan – Neko Neko no Mi Model: Chimera
Legend also states that a Chimera-esque creature of unspecified appearance had formed a part of the Shields construction. The creature is likely strongly related to Chimera. Therefore it’s highly probable that Oda would use the actual Chimera for this guys powers

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Powers:

  • Flame breath
  • Poisonous bite from tail
  • Claws of incalculable strength (swords slashing?)
  • Horns of incalculable density
  • Enhanced speed
  • Enhanced strength and power

Lastly, the tallest of the three characters:

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Iron Paramecia – Tetsu Tetsu no Mi
There was a giant killed by Athena called Pallas, and another called Asterus, both of whom had incredibly strong hyde/skin that was resistant to any mortal damage. At the time of the Greeks, Iron was the strongest metal discovered, hence this is a good choice. This guy is huge anyway and can be considered a symbolism the giants in question, his ability will greatly enhance his ability to defend himself

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Powers:

  • Enhanced defence (absolute defence? +Tekkai + Busoshoku Haki)
  • Greater muscular strength
  • Power and density increased greatly
  • Ability to create and manipulate pre-existing Iron
  • Slight magnetic properties

Well, whether I’m right or wrong, these guys are totally monstrous, but this is a little bit of fun, hope you enjoyed! Do you like these choices of Devil Fruit?

*Theory by L o g i a

NAMI’S FINAL POWERUP, THE ULTIMATE CLIMA-TACT

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As you know Nami has consistently been fighting with the clima-tact, however i do not believe the clima-tact has reached it’s final form yet. That is why i believe Nami well gain an ultimate clima-tact.

WHAT WILL HER POWER BE
Well i have had 2 ideas

  • The ability to create iron clouds and merge them with her thunder clouds, to create a destructive lightning-

-Ohm’s weapon is made of iron cloudsword

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  • She breaks up her new clima-tact; and straps each piece to her body. When this happens, she will be able to release thunder clouds just by moving; however she will gain a lightning tolerance and won’t be affected by the shock. She will then use fishman karate to manipulate the clouds.

I personally think both of these would be good clima-tact power-ups, since they would require little to no charge up time; something that all her attacks need.

FISHMAN KARATE-ENHANCED CLIMATACT
This clima-tact works by Nami breaking up a clima-tact(not the clima-tact she currently has) then strapping each piece to her body. With this she will be able to create different clouds depending on how she moves her body. She can then use fishman karate to create different techniques such as tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning punches

I believe this would be a good power up for Nami for a couple of reasons.

  1. She doesn’t need a huge distance to be effective- for most of her attacks, she needs to keep a distance since it takes a few seconds to create lightning and in those seconds she is very vulnerable. But with the new clima-tact, she won’t need to run away from her opponents to gain distance. Rather she could run towards her opponent; by moving her body she would create more thunderclouds around her, she could then use fishman karate to use enel-like techniques by launching all the lightning clouds at her opponents.
  2. Would increase hand to hand combat, Nami is really bad at this so it would help her a lot; it would also allow her to use CoA more effectively

IRON CLOUD-BASED CLIMA-TACT
This clima-tact works by creating island clouds inside itself, compressing the island clouds; then creating iron clouds, which can be turned into thunder-iron clouds to give them lightning properties. How would she make a clima-tact like this? Well if you didn’t know, island clouds are created by sea stone 

This leads me to believe that she will get a sea stone clima-tact. I believe this is very likely because the SMILE factory is coated in sea stone and when it’s destroyed Franky will most likely take that sea stone to make weapons. I also believe she will use a breath dial, as sea stone only creates island clouds when a certain compound is released due to high temperatures. With this sea stone clima-tact, she will be able to create large amounts of island clouds rapidly. Then due to the narrow space inside the clima-tact, these island clouds would be compressed and turned into iron clouds. She could then spin the iron clouds rapidly to turn them into iron-storm clouds that shoot lightning.
Here are just some of the techniques that she could do with this:

  • iron-lightning blasts; same thing as her wind gusts, but with iron lightning instead.
  • iron-lightning sword; creates a long sword with iron lightning that can be used to fight with
  • iron-lightning island; creates an entire sky island of iron lightning; she could use her clima-tact to launch this island at opponents
  • iron-lightning tornado; creates a tornado of iron lightning. Imagine a regular tornado, then image what would happen if the air inside that tornado was as hard as lightning and shot out electricity

*Theory by Monkey D Theories

CAPONE AND JERMA 66

Jerma 66, or Warmonger, is an evil ‘mythical’ army lead by Sanji’s family, the Vinsmokes, with Sanji’s father being the head. They are most likely very powerful, seeing Nami’s reaction. She viewed it as ‘a load of crap’, meaning that Jerma 66 was so crazy it almost seemed like the organization was sculpted out of a tall tale.

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Notice their choice of words. She says ‘make believe’, with Pekoms telling her it does indeed exist. It most be widely known, and to assuage normal people’s fears, someone has been telling them it is make believe and a myth.
The influence that they have is massive. They can easily get the WG to give/change bounties. This in my opinion can only mean two things.
1. They have something the WG wants.
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2. The WG acknowledges them as a threat and gives them what they want before they lash out against them.
What I am trying to make out of this is that Jerma 66 is a crazy strong organization that is feared by the WG and is powerful enough to be considered a myth.
Now, to Capone. Capone has been in Big Mom’s ranks for an unknown amount of time. He is the leader of the Fire Tank Pirates, as well as a Mafia Boss. I have previously theorized about him betraying Big Mom, and I’ve been starting to think about a few things. What does Big Mom want that Capone have, or what she may have that Capone will want in the future? I think Jerma 66 may possibly hold the key to that.
Right now we do not know much about Jerma 66 other than what we have already been presented in earlier chapters. But, I am leaning towards Jerma 66 having something the WG wants, since they would have to be absurdly powerful to rival them. I started thinking about the wedding/tea party. We don’t know much about the tea party, but I am assuming that they would be lavish parties that took a long amount of time to plan. Capone may have join once he heard that Jerma 66 may soon be affiliated with Big Mom.
What does Capone want from Jerma? He may want to take over and use it to ascend to a higher ranking in the pirate world, or they may have something they have.

*Theory by Fishman Ibra

A NEW DEVELOPMENT: THE BATTLE OF FOUR ARMIES

Alright, I would like to premise this theory first with a statement that I always thought that Luffy and his allies would ultimately clash with the World Government and the Marines at the final war (excluding the final battle with Blackbeard)

But, some developments happened along the way and kinda made me think of possibilities so, I would get this out of the way immediately:

The Marines (at least some of them) would breakaway from the World Government and execute a Coup d’Etat.

Now this faction would be very different from the Revolutionaries.

The Revolutionaries wanted to overthrow the government and got no problem affiliating themselves with outside forces like Pirates.

But the Breakaway Marines (we will refer to them as X-Marines) are the guys who still detest pirates, the same way they detest the World Government.

There are several instances in the manga why this thought came to my mind.

First is the apparent disappointment of the Fleet Admiral over the decision of the World Government.
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Second is the desire of Admiral Fujitora to defy the government privateers called “Shichibukai” system and his obvious disdain for the World Government.
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Now, the other reasons I have are just a speculations, but I believe I got good grounds for it..currently in Zou arc, some parts of Sanji’s backstory had been revealed, and it was said that this “Vinsmoke Family”, which Sanji is a relative of, leads a group called “Warhouse / Germa Double Six”

Now with the involvement of Capone “Gang” Bege, who obviously had been inspired from Al Capone, a famous Mafia Leader, it would be fair to assume that Capone was hired to bring the news to Sanji by another Mafia Group.

Which is kinda confirmed in a way because they are said to be a “Family of Assassins”, well either way, moving on….

With “Germa 66” name as well, I would assume that Oda used this name in order to reference a group/organization from the movie “Kill Bill”, by Quentin Tarantino (Oda loves Tarantino Films)

The Crazy 88, which is led by a Mafia Leader / Underworld Leader.

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(wouldnt be surprised if the Vinsmokes hide their faces like this to hide the eyebrows. LOL.)

I’ll dive into this topic in another theory (and Germa 66 connection to a card game), but lets just say, the head of Vinsmoke Family lured Sanji into doing what he wants by using someone Sanji loves as a bait.

The point i’m trying to make (which is kinda confusing coz I rambled on) is that the Vinsmoke Family is a Mafia Family.

I’ll just get straight to the point.

Each of the Gorosei leads their own organizations, so that makes it 5 organizations including the Germa 66 and Cipher Pol.

Simply said, in the game of chess, those 5 organizations are the real “guys” of the World Government.

The Marines?: Pawns, disposable pawns who always get fronted in battle and dont know the real “identities” of the World Government, especially the Gorosei.

So I believe some Marines would breakaway from the World Government and start a new faction.

So in the final war, we have:

1. The Strawhat Pirates and its Grand Fleet.
2. The Blackbeard Pirates and its Grand Fleet.
3. The World Government (Science Division, Germa 66, Cipher Pol etc.)
4. X-Marines.

And yes, I don’t believe the Red Hair Pirates and the Revolutionaries would be there for the Final War…

*Theory by beck

WHY THE STRAWHAT GRAND FLEET WILL BE THE GREATEST

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I would first like to state that there are a few things that make the StrawHat Grand Fleet different then most fleets we’ve seen so far

1- They don’t stay together the entire time, each division of Luffy’s fleet travels the New World on their own adventures which will help them develop in different ways.

2- They all joined Luffy not out of fear but out of respect

3- A lot of the individual captains/commanders have their own goals/dreams, they might not be as big or important as the straw hats but they are dreams

1 Cavendish wants to be a star and a great pirate known all over the world
2 Bartholomeo wants to be of use to Luffy and help him and the crew in every way
3 Sai wants to raise the happo navy to greatness
4 Ideo wants to be a great fighter kinda like Ussop wants to be brave warrior
5 Hajrudin wants to rebuild the giant pirate crew
6 Leo and co want to help Ussop and Luffy as much as Bartolomeo
7 Orlumbus seems to love adventure like Luffy

Now their potential growth is the main point of this theory

But first i want to bring up one of my theories on kings haki and haki in general. Now i believe the reason why we have not seen a Marine or any strong member of a Yonko’s crew with king haki is because they serve under someone, kings do not serve others. Also ranking systems are in almost every crew or organization in One Piece except the Straw Hats. In this way the Straw Hats are all on equal ground with Luffy, they do not shy from making their opinion known like in most crews, Luffy has been shown to take their advice when making important decisions like with Ussop on Water 7 and Sanji here on Zou.
With this freedom i believe that the Straw Hats and fleet members are not limited in how strong their haki can be trained and developed. I believe that the fear to constantly please and obey Yonkos like Big Mom and Kadio limits the overall power of someones haki because haki is a form of willpower and fear weakens willpower. In saying that I do not believe Yonko crew members are weak just not as strong as there maximum potential. The Straw Hats and fleet do not serve Luffy like most fleets serve there captains, they assist Luffy in his quest to become pirate king, this change in mind set can cause many of the main fighters to develop new attacks and unlock higher levels of haki like with Ussop when unlocked his coO haki.

Sai could improve his dragon drill tech adding the power to his staff gain kings haki like Chinjao.
What if Hakuba is Cavendish’s personal haki demon like the Zoro has and he learned to control him?
Barto could learn to crate more then one barrier and shape them into weapons animals or other shapes..
Others could develop spiritual power up like Sanji’s fire, Brook’s ice, Fishman Karate and unknown tech

Please let me know what you think below

*Theory by alwaysrollinup

BIG MOM DEVIL-FRUIT THEORY

There have been alot of good theories about Big Mom’s devil fruit being either related to Witch-Craft or Acid but i wanted to go a litle bit deeper and share my ideas.

I agree with the idea that Big Mom’s power is witch-craft related but there are a couple of things i havent seen anyone talk about. I would like to start off with Big Mom’s ship.

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The singing head looks like a cookie in my opinion. And its something Oda has hinted at before. Take a look at this Panel from Fishman Island.

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Now if we talk about living cookies then ofcourse we have to link that to the Gingerbread man.

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This picture from Shrek was the best i could find.

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I believe Big Mom’s ability lets her turn Sweets, Cookies and Candies into living objects. This is similar to how Brook’s devil fruit works.

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His soul emits a powerful “substance”-like energy which allows him to live. I believe Big Mom can also emit a substance-like energy which is her drool.

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With this she can turn candies alive (if it enters the candy for example) which would explain her eating her crew (which were basicly candies or cookies). If we look at the panel where she eats them we have the crunching sounds (her eating cookies) and we see small parts falling down.

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This substance, lets say her magic drool for now, comes from her stomach, which could be a witch’s cauldron.

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Since Big Mom’s is most likely a paramecia this would fit in nicely.

Now this magic drool can also function without entering something and i believe Oda drew it next to the three-eyed girl.

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(just a small note on the side: If the three-eyed girl is pudding it might be she is a adopted daughter and gets married against her will. It would be something a evil witch would do in my opinion, kidnapping kids, forcefully adopt them and them marry them off to increase her own influence. Which would basicly make pudding a hostage and Sanji the prince on white horse which goes to save her but thats a different topic).

Now if we take it the Blob thing (Magic Drool) is Big Mom’s power then we could also bring Ceasar into the mix. As we know Ceasar was asked to do research for Big Mom but he blew the funds somewhere else.

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On Punk Hazard he had multiple things going on. First the SAD which is used to make Smiley Devil Fruits. Secondly the kids who he tried to turn into giants. And at last he had the gas weapon. Now the Sad was for Doflamingo, which later went to Kaido. The kids were basicly a old research project from Vegapunk for the World Government, which Ceasar made his own to proof he was better. And we know Jack bought his gas weapon in the past. Now Ceasar said he blew the funds somewhere else which means he didnt do the research Big Mom asked him to do. So what did she want him to research? I believe Big Mom was interested in the old version of the gas weapon. Ceasar used this version to destroy Punk Hazard four years ago.

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Smiley was also made out of Blobs (really dont have a better word for it sorry).

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Now what if Big Mom wanted Ceasar to give her power extra functions like for example the exploding when in contact with fire. We know Big Mom’s crew watched the experiment.

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And when Ceasar was defeated they called Big Mom. But it could also have been because they figured he had not worked on her research orders but instead improved the weapon to turn into gas. This would explain them coming after Ceasar in Dressrosa.

These are just my thoughts on how Big Mom’s fruit might work. There are alot of things that can be linked to witch-craft but if Big Mom is a paramecia then it should still have something to do with her body. Her being able to food into living things might explain also why she wants candy so much. She can turn them into her own litle army just how Kaido is making a Zoan army. We know Blackbeard is out there hunting devil fruits and to make up the balance i believe Shanks is recruiting powerful Haki users like for example Rocksta who we saw with Whitebeard.

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Hope you enjoyed the read!

*Theory by FrankyG