During the development of this new chapter (Chapter 814), I think its becoming clearer on how to kinda assume some things for the future of the story regarding Kaido and Big Mom.
In this chapter, there was a certain scene that gave a good feel of the status of the strawhats, specifically the scene where Zoro and Luffy argued about on whether going to rescue Sanji or not.
I think that Strawhats would get a vote off (Luffy and Zoro would have a big rift) and the Strawhats would split with one team going to Wano-Kuni and the other group rescuing Sanji, of course, this group is Luffy’s.
If im gonna give a guess on who goes with Zoro and who goes with Luffy, of course the ones that goes with Zoro are the reasonable ones, the more practical ones (you already can sense it with their dialouges last chapter)
Zoro = Robin, Ussop and Brook.
While the guys who would go with Luffy’s group are the emotional first ones.
Luffy = Nami, Chopper and Franky
And THIS division is actually really interesting.
First of all, please take at look at the possible group of Zoro which would go through the original mission and go to Wano-Kuni.
Of course, its never more obvious that they also are going to Kaido’s path.
Nevermind that for now and focus here, Zoro is gonna be with Robin, Ussop and Brook.
They are going to Wano-Kuni, and it seems that Zoro’s group references some yokais
Robin = Robin actually got a lot of possible yokai reference, i’ll just leave it like that.
Ussop = tengu
Brook = gashadokuro
Well of course Zoro is a samurai, and along with Kinemon, Momonosuke and Kanjuuro.
The question is, who would accompany Zoro’s group?
Obviously, the clear guys are Law and the Heart Pirates.
It’s also interesting to note that Fujitora might possibly be in Wano-Kuni (and Jack, Sengoku and Tsuru as well) who also are referenced after some very japanese stuff.
The possible opponent in wano-kuni? = Kaido or Jack.
Wano-Kuni would be the biggest spotlight of Zoro. and he would get the first crack against Kaido.
Which other guy would go with Zoro’s group?
Now let’s focus on Luffy’s group.
More than referencing the guys in Luffy’s group, in this group, i believe this determines which people would tag along their group….which some of them also would be involved in Wano-Kuni arc.
Let’s get this out of the way first, Bonney & X-Drake would appear in this Sanji arc. at least what i believe….because of Big Mom.
Nami = Absalom & Tashigi
Franky = Vegapunk
Luffy = Smoker & Moriah
Chopper = Hogback & Vegapunk
Zou would be the biggest spotlight of Sanji and he would get the first crack against Big Mom.
Basically the point im making is that i believe Luffy would take a backseat in this Big Mom/Kaido mess and that Zoro and Sanji would shine in these arcs…especially the first parts of the arcs.
(although at the end Luffy would be the one to end them dont get me wrong, and i believe their alliance will grow with 2 more people with X-Drake & Bonney)
*Theory by beck