Tag Archives: cp9


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:

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:


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



  • 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:


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



  • 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:


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



  • 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


OK, most people have been wondering about the next nakama, but a lot have ignored the allies and how will Oda handle them? Will they follow Luffy on his journey? Will they stay in their country? How will it be?


So I have been thinking about it for a long time and I tried to be objective and I want you guys if you have better ideas to comment for sure and give me your opinions. Now I will write a lot, so be patient please cause I tried to analyze everything

First of all, there are two concept I want to clarify here:
1- When I say allies here, I’m not talking about allies who are on equal terms, no I meant allies who are under the command of Luffy and waiting for his orders, and that’s how most big Pirates in the new world operates.
2- The way I analyzed it, was a way where I separated the allies into two major groups.
A) People Who will stay at the kingdoms and islands who are under Luffy and protect his territory.
B) People who will follow him on his journey, BUT on their own ship not the sunny.

So, there was something I have noticed in this arc and how Oda introduced Luffy’s allies that made me believe that he will follow this pattern and I will go through it in a minute.

When he introduced these allies, there were two kind of allies:
1- Pirates with bounties
2- Assassins, Mercenaries, Kings, Gangs, criminals (but there was not a single bounty on these guys, because Marines only cares about hunting pirates)

Now, the first group, the pirates, they will have to keep sailing no matter what because of their bounties and because they cannot stay on the same island to protect a territory of Luffy, because we have seen what Law was aiming for when he wanted Doflamingo to resign from shichibukai system. If Doflamingo did it, he cannot stay in Dressrosa no matter what cause he will be hunted by marines. Same we can say about the pirates. So how come other yonko and big time pirates have people protect their islands and territories if the yonko isn’t there and there is a bounty on these guys like scotch for example? It’s because these guys are not pirates, and they don’t have bounties, they are gangs, mercenaries assassins, Kings and their troops. So they can rest assured if they stayed in that island to protect it.

I think you guys understood what I’m getting at. So I’ve organized and sorted the characters I’ve seen in this arc as allies into the two groups:

A- Pirates with Bounties:
1- Cavindish and the beautiful pirates.
2- Bartolomeo and the Bart club.
3- Bellamy (I will get into him in a minute since he doesn’t have a crew anymore and no he’s not joining SHs Lol)
This group I will talk about them later, I will first talk about the others in details

B- Others who doesn’t have bounties: These guys will be the ones to protect the future territories of Luffy, and Oda mixed them in this arc together as a foreshadowing of what islands Luffy will take over besides Fishman Island in the future. And these guys will stay in the island to protect it, until the final war where Luffy will ask them all to help him.
Let’s look at them one by one:

1- Kinemon, Kanjuro and momonoske (Don’t have bounties, Wano will be Luffy’s territory and they will protect it)

2- Sai and Boo (They are from Hanokuni the land of flowers and they don’t have a bounty cause they are just a gang not pirates, their grandpa Chinjao was a pirate but not them, they have the happo navy under Luffy’s command already by Chinjao, but they will stay at Hanukuni to protect it for Luffy until the final war. Also, Baby 5 was very young about 10 years old when she was under Doffy as shichibukai so I doubt she got a bounty at all)

3- Blue Gilly and Ideo: One from the long leg tribe and one from the long arm tribe. I was watching a review video of EOP, check him out he’s great, but he mentioned something about it was based on a story of two tribes long legged and long armed and that they were working alone separately, but that these long leg and long arm tribe will only be at the max power when they unite and work together and who will do that? Luffy and Blue gilly and Ideo will protect this town cause I have a feeling that these two tribes currently are hating each others and work separately although they live near each others

4- King Riku, Kyrus, Viola and Rebecca: Kyrus does have a bounty, BUT it’s a picture of him as a toy and it doesn’t even mention his name, so there is no problem for him. As for Viola, she doesn’t have a bounty and the reason I say this is Doffy was most probably a shichibukai for 10 years because as I said before he cannot stay in an island if he was hunted, so him taking Dressrosa mean he got to shichibukai system 10 years ago and then attacked it, and with that, the WG will not put a bounty on someone who works for him, and also Fuji will try to be blind about her and not give her a bounty after Doffy is down since he knows that she is a princess and that it’s the result of the WG corruption she was with Doffy and to protect her family. So either way, these guys will stay in Dressrosa and will protect it.

5- Same can be said for Prudence Kingdom with King Elizabetllo and Dagama the tactician.

6- We have hajroudin who wants to be king of giants, so he most probably needs to stay in Elbaf, and this island is gonna be one of Luffy’s territory as well.

7- Abdullah, Jet, Slayman and Orlumbus (I don’t know from where they are but they will stay somewhere and protect a place)

Now that I’ve finished from the 2nd group, I wanna talk about the first group, the pirates who will follow Luffy in his journey. And here is what I think. I believe that Oda is gonna make the New World a bit different in the way they make their journey. See, people like Kidd, Law, Drake and so on, these guys were just like Luffy in the way they sail, an island after an island and so on. But in the new World, we have seen something different. Kidd had a hideout and a base for his pirate crew. And most pirates in the New World do have a main base including all 4 emperors like Shanks and BB who Luffy have a lot of similarity to them as we know.

That leaves me to believe that Luffy will also have a main base and the journey will be a bit different from now on. They will stay in that Base, if they want to go on a journey to a certain island to explore it and possibly make it his territory, then they go, but after that, they return to that base and not go to the next island immediately. Luffy will need more than one ship in the future in case of there is a problem in one of his territory, and that’s where Luffy orders Bartolomeo’s crew to go and solve that problem. After all Bartolomeo has always wanted to be like that and we all know him being on the main ship is gonna be a bit annoying if he kept fangasming, so that is the best way I see it. Same for Cavindish whom I believe that will be under Luffy in his own ship. As for Bellamy, since he doesn’t have a ship, I really believe that him and Bart built a strong bond, and that he will Join Bart as his right hand man in Bart’s ship.

If there is a message Luffy wants to deliver to someone and so on, he can send Bart with that message, like they are ambassador of Luffy, just like how Pekoms and Tamago works for Big Mom and how Rockstar is working with Shanks

There are many reason I say that this is how it is gonna be from now on in the New World.

1- In the New World, you need to rest after one single journey, the islands are very close to each other unlike before , meaning about only one day journey from an island to another. And going to the next island injured is a big problem.

2- In this way, all the strawhats will get an enough time to train in their base on the new technique that they have developed during the last journey. For example, if they have a base now (which they don’t), Usopp can train on his haki with Sanji or someone else since he only unlocked it, and with that we get a faster growth in each Strawhat which is better than a whole timeskip just so that Usopp can train it. This way it is better with every strawhat who wants to increase their strength and their techniques. Hell, they might go training with their allies, people Like Cavindish and so on just like how we saw Ace fighting and training with Squard in the flashback

3- The Strawhat are bound to go back to many islands in the future whether we like it or not. There is Fishman Island which I expect a huge war will happen there and Luffy will definitely go back for it to protect it, and there is Amazon Lily in Calm Belt which was foreshadowed that the SHs crew all of them will pay them a visit (said by Luffy himself before he went to Impel Down, and I will explain later on the reason of their visit)

So as I see, from now on, the strawhats journey will not be one way to the front, no they will go back to some islands for missions, or a visit and so on. That’s why Luffy will have a hideout and will have a base for his crew like all other pirates do.

Now, what I want to talk about is what ships in the future I expect it to be under Luffy. And when I say ships I mean fleets other than the sunny under his command.

What I expect him to have are these fleets and maybe more but these who I remember for now:
1- Sunny and the main ship with the official SHs members and their number is unknown yet since it’s up to Oda.

2- “The beautiful pirates” under Cavindish (Let’s face it, he will be just crazy to be popular and what better way than following the future pirate king and not letting Luffy have all the glory Lol)

3- “Bart club pirates” with Bartolomeo (Captain) and Bellamy (Vice captain)

4- “The Sun Pirates” under Aladdin (captain) and Jinbie I believe he will join inside the sunny itself, cause when he said that he will break his deal with Big Mom, he told Luffy to invite him on Sunny ship not just being a subordinate on another ship. On the other hand, we can see that the Sun pirates are working for Big Mom now but it seems that Jinbie isn’t the one in charge, that’s why I’m saying Aladdin is the one, besides, they have bounties, so they cannot stay behind in Fishman Island to protect it, so they will have to sail the sea rather than being hunted and Jinbie joining Luffy meaning they also will join Luffy but on their ship. On the other hand, Fishman Island as Luffy’s territories will be guarded by 70,000 soldiers and the prince Fukaboshi who promised Luffy to to rewrite the legend of the Great Neptune Nights by leading the strongest army on the ocean floor according to what they promised.

5- “Kuja Pirates” lead by Boa Hancock, and before attacking me, here is why I believe their ship will be a subordinate of Luffy. Forget about how obsessed Hancock of Luffy and how much she likes him. I’m gonna talk about events that is about to happen. I meantioned earlier that I will say the reason the SHs pirates will pay a visit to Amazon Lily. The reason is that Hancock will be hunted down by the marines and the WG. Why? Think about it, Fujitora’s main objective is to abolish the shichibukai system. Meaning if that happened, and Hancock has a bounty, hell the WG might even know that she was a slave and she escaped. She is bound to be hunted by the marines and WG. This is where Luffy will declare that Amazon Lily is his territory cause Luffy will not let them suffer as we know. and since Hancock will stay a fujitive who has a bounty, there is not a better choice than her ship joining Luffy under her command while there are a lot of strong Kuja warriors still there on the island to protect it.

6- And don’t laugh at me, “The legendary pirate Buggy Sensei and his fleet Lol” and the reason is the same reason of Hancock. Shichibukai will be abolished, and the marines already think highly of him as someone very strong because he was on Roger ship and the brother of Shanks Lol. So, this time, Buggy will be hunted down in a way more serious manner than how they ignored him and thought he is a lowly pirate, which is why I believe that he will go under the protection of either Luffy or Shanks, but we all know how he has pride when it comes to Shanks, so he will choose Luffy. Also because I believe that Shanks will die in the future so Buggy is bound to help Luffy eitherway.

7- “Giant Warrior Pirates” Led by Dorry and Brogy. These two giants topic will be brought again when SHs go to Elbaf. As I said, hajrodin doesn’t have a bounty so he will stay there and protect Elbaf until the day he become king of giants. But there are three Giants who might have a bounty, and will be on that ship, we have Dorry, and Brogy and also we have the Giant from Auction House in Saboady who escaped and he promised that one day he will repay his dept to the SHs. he is a slave, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he has a bounty.

8- “CP9”, I really believe that against CP0, they will appear and will help the SHs to take them down and since they are fugitives, they cannot stay alone, some are speculating that they are already under kaido, but we all know even if that is true they will not continue that way. That’s why I see two ways for them at the end. Either joining Luffy this way, or they join the Revs. Some are saying they will be under X-Drake, but to be honest I doubt it cause tbh, I hold all the respect to Drake, but I think Lucci is stronger.

9- And the best allies Luffy can ever have and the pirate crew that their leader have ordered them to protect Luffy and their commander was Luffy’s brother. “The Whitebeard Pirates” lead by Marco. I really believe that they will be under Luffy’s command in the final war. Many people will disagree and will say that this is too much of a fleet, but let me tell you this:

First, Luffy will not make them under his command right away. No, there will be a looooot of journeys and a lot of arcs before Luffy gain this much power and make these kind of allies under his command. For example, an ally like the “Whitebeard pirates” are only gonna be under Luffy during and after Blackbeard arc. Cause the Whitebeard pirates must have a hand in taking BB down in my opinion due to their history, so they will be under Luffy’s command after that when they go to fight the WG as a whole.

Secondly, When the SHs go up against the WG as a whole, they are gonna have to fight against 10 important very powerful figures. Cause this fight isn’t just against the marines like before when WB faught against them, no, this time they are gonna face the whole power of the WG including the (Marines + Cipher Pol + The 5 Gorosei). I will neglect CP0 leader, and I will only say there is just 10 people who have an incredible power. they are 3 admirals, 1 fleet admiral, 1 chief of staff, and 5 gorosei (who I believe on a completely different level than the admirals themselves)

So this army of Luffy even with that power is still lacking and pale compared to the WG. Now of course the Revs will be included and also many other pirate groups in the future of One Piece will be under Luffy, I’m just saying it’s not much. After all, that final war will engulf the whole world like WB said

Damn, I wrote a lot, I hope you enjoyed this thought about how will Luffy will handle the allies under Luffy, and tell me your thoughts.

*Theory by Sadistic Senpai


The Revolutionary Army is comprised of many characters whom have an animal theme. Based upon this observation, I will explain who could join the army in future if they haven’t joined already, and also explain what to expect from some characters in future. This theory is purely speculation and is highly controversial in places as I know many people are divided on some of the matters I will write about below.

So far, we have been introduced to nine named members of the Revolutionary Army and we have seen two unnamed members of the Revolutionary Army who frequently appear around Dragon. There are also a grand total of eleven characters who may also join in future or already have joined over the course of the timeskip.

Monkey D. Dragon:


This is one of the more obvious cases. Monkey D. Dragon, unsurprisingly is Dragon themed. His character design features sharp, defined and bold facial features, giving him a dragon-esque appearance. His subordinate and most probable apprentice and student; Sabo fights using “claws” and has Dragon based attacks like “Dragons Breath”, and most likely learnt his fighting style from Dragon himself. Dragon’s ship is enveloped by two Chinese Dragons, one on either side, slicked down the sides of the boat and he draws many parallels to Chinese Dragons in a sense that he can most probably control the weather through unknown means, as seen in Loguetown and Grey Terminal.

Terry Gilteo:


We don’t know much about Terry, but he’s clearly Kangaroo themed based upon his head dress/hat thing. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a member of the Long-Leg tribe and/or a Kangaroo Zoan fruit user

Bartholomew Kuma:


Bartholomew Kuma is bear themed. Kuma translates into Bear, and Bartholomew Kuma has an appearance similar to one. He has Bear ears and an incredible bulk for a torso. He also stands at 6 meters + in height. Although that’s a huge exaggeration of a Bear’s height, some species of bear (in fact, most large species) can stand over 3 meters tall when on their hind legs. His height is another parallel. The greatest similarity of all though is obviously the Nikyu Nikyu no Mi. This gave Kuma paws, like a Bear. Kuma’s face also parallels a Bears. His square skull draws similarity to a characteristic Bear snout (most commonly seen in Brown, Grizzly and Honey Bears).

Emporio Ivankov:


Possibly the hardest to parallel. Ivankov is themed on Cows. His tattoo has horns, like a Bull, and he is of gigantic proportions yet again. His chunky physique bares a slight, although weak parallel. Emporio’s transgender transformations and abilities can be seen as a representation for homosexuality, which is amusingly quite common in cattle.



Inazuma is themed as a Lobster. Many would say a crab, but due to his fine-dining theme, and always drinking Wine, I would say a Lobster as a more luxuriant alternative to Crab meat. His scissors and ability represent the pincers of a Lobster, while his coat colours (Orange and White) are the colours of a cooked lobster.



Sabo, as previously explained is also based on a Dragon. He’s more of a European Dragon whilst Mr Monkey D. is an Oriental Dragon. As stated earlier, Sabo fights using Dragon based attacks. In Western culture, especially Middle-Aged Central Europe, Dragons were consistently described as having fire-breathing abilities and metallic, impenetrable scales (paralleling the pipe and powerful Busoshoku Haki).

Bunny Joe:


Like Terry, we know very little of him, except from his association with Robin and his high ranking position. He is obviously Rabbit themed based upon his name and fluffy hair. He may have a Rabbit Zoan fruit.



She is obviously based on Koala bears. Not just due to name though: Koala’s are pacifists, and do a lot to avoid conflict or danger: Koala, as a child was incredibly submissive to Fishman demands, this portrays immense fear and avoidance of danger. Koala bears are also highly susceptible to learnt behaviours, which is exactly how she behaved during Jinbe’s flashback.



Obviously, Hack is based upon fish. Due to his ability to use Fishman Karate and being a Fishman.

Now, it’s clear there’s an animal theme. Oda loves to use animal themes and has created many characters following such a theme. Including the original Shichibukai and the Admirals. There are 10 characters we have seen that I believe could join or rather, would join the Revolutionary Army. Namely, these are Kuzan, Crocodile, Bon Kurei, Lucci, Kaku, Khalifa, Blueno, Jyabura, Fukuro and Kumadori. It’s important to note that none of these characters have clear affiliations, although we do know they are all unaligned with the World Government.



Aokiji, meaning Blue Pheasant, is evidently themed on Pheasants. The calming colour blue and his Ice powers from the Hie Hie no Mi also indicate a desire for pacifism and peace, this can be symbolised through birds that have traditionally been viewed this way in many cultures.

I believe Kuzan could join or has joined the Revolutionary army due to his defection from the Marines, although still believing in justice as he explained to Smoker. He acknowledges corruption within the World Government and it is possible he sees the best way to deal with it as a revolution. His association with the Blackbeard Pirates and the fact he can’t be trusted proves he is not a member, but simply working alongside them. The Revolutionary Army runs and operates underground, and does associate with Pirates (as seen with Kuma). Likewise, Kuzan is seemingly operating in the underground trade and as people know only rumours of his activities, including one of the worlds best connected people (Doflamingo), it’s clear he is sworn to secrecy and could easily already be a Revolutionary Commander of the same rank as Sabo.



His name is a giveaway here. He is Crocodile themed. His association with sand through his Suna Suna no Mi can bring about the resemblance to Nile Crocodiles. Crocodile also had pet Bananadiles back in the Alabasta Arc.

Crocodile could easily have joined the Revolutionary Army with Daz bones. They lacked any affiliations after their defection from the Shichibukai and their escape from Impel Down. To boot, his deep ties with Ivankov, probably being an extensive influence on his past, as well as Crocodile’s grattitude to Luffy for helping to break him out of Impel Down leads me to believe Crocodile could have easily been coerced into a Commander position of the Revolutionary Army.

Bon Kurei:


Bon chan is based upon Swans. He dances and uses a lot of ballet based moves, due to the popular Ballet Dances to songs like ‘Swan Lake’, ballet is heavily linked to Swans and elegance. Bon also has a pair of swans on his shoulders.

He may have joined the revolutionary army to follow his idol, Ivankov. Although he’s still stuck in Impel Down right now as seen in his Cover Story page, he could well break out and join the revolutionaries. He also has deepest respect and great friendship between Luffy, and could use Dragon as a way to meet his friend once more. To further strengthen this, he may simply be loyal to Luffy and therefore loyal to Dragon.

CP9 members are animal themed, based upon appearance and Zoan fruits. The obvious ones are Rob Lucci and his Leopard Zoan, Khalifa and her Sheep based Awa Awa no Mi techniques, Jyabura and his Wolf Zoan, Kaku and his Giraffe Zoan. The remaining members, Kumadori, Blueno and Fukuro have similar appearances to Lions, Bison and Owls respectively, and even specialise in techniques based upon those animals, including hair control and Fukuro’s airborne fighting being his specialty. Nero, their newest recruit also happened to look like a Weasel, he even had an alias as ‘The Weasel’.

They have reason to join the Revolutionary Army as they became wanted after their failures in the Ennies Lobby arc. Thus, they defected. Being chased by the World Government as seen in their cover story, they could resort to taking down their enemies through allegiance to the World Governments bitter and most powerful enemy: the Revolutionary Army. The Revolutionary Army would also prove the ultimate form of protection, and would allow them to continue pursuing their form of justice against pirates. Their association and allegiance would result in Revolutionary Army soldiers not just knowing Fishman Karate, but also Rokushiki.

Conclusion: It’s likely that CP9, Crocodile (and co), and Kuzan are all members of the Revolutionary Army. It’s also highly likely that Bon Kurei will escape Impel Down somehow and join the Revolutionaries

*Theory by L o g i a


OK I know it sounds kinda ludicrous at first, but after quite a research I came to the realization that the 7th Shichibukai is none other than Rob Lucci.

But before bringing you the reasons why I think so, let’s see where we have seen him last time:
In the mini-arc “CP9’s Independent Report” Rob Lucci’s wounds were treated, however when they went back to their homeland they were attacked by the marines- they are now outlaws because Spandam put all of the responsibility for the huge blunder that happened for the WG on Enies Lobby solely on them.


The CP9 easily defeated the marines and left with a marine ship.

So, why would I think that it would be Lucci that is the 7th Shichibukai?
First of all, let’s see the introduction of the new Shichibukais:


Now, he mentions the 7th Shichibukai as “The Person I mentioned earlier”, that means that it wasn’t just a small introduction that there was for the rest of them, he actually needed to talk quite about him- perhaps because he is controversial he must legitimize the WG’s decision.

Now, there is only a single reason why the 7th Shichibukai won’t be mentioned by name- because we already know him.

Now we must see what are the criteria for being a Shichibukai:
1. You are an outlaw according to the WG
2. You are very powerful
3. You are needed by the WG to fill a spot

And then I saw that:

The man in the middle- I am certain he is Rob Lucci, they look practically the same:


Same hair, same hat, and the fact that he became an outlaw (Whether or not a Pirate), it makes the most sense.

It makes the most sense that Lucci would be indeed seen again, considering the fact that his story ended with a cliffhanger- we don’t officially know what happened to him since, so it makes a lot of sense that he would return as a Shichibukai.

So, why would he become a Shichibukai? Obviously following the battle at Marineford the WG needed new Shichibukai.
Now the WG very much feels sorry for losing a fighter of his level, and also he and Sakazuki share a similar sense of justice, making it quite possible that Sakazuki would prefer him over any other pirate.

This might also explain the fact that before presenting the other Shichibukai, in his lecture the Marine had to explain quite a lot about Lucci, because he is officially considered as the guy who is responsible for one of the worst blunders of the WG ever.

So, in conclusion:
*Because his name wasn’t even mentioned that means we already know the 7th Shichibukai
*The New Shichibukai is controversial
*Shichibukai are powerful, and prior becoming a Shichibukai were outlaws
*Rob Lucci’s story ended in a cliffhanger, meaning that we’ll meet him again
*Rob Lucci became an outlaw, he is also powerful, and controversial due to his responsibility over what happened in Enies Lobby
*He was seen as one of the brokers of the underworld, maybe as a spy or maybe he actually started to be against the WG, changing his ideals, therefore we know he’s alive and have a high possibility of meeting him sometime, maybe even soon
*Sakazuki and the high ranking WG officials are likely to pick him as a Shichibukai over other pirates, due to similar ideals and actions

So, what are your opinions?

*all rights go to Jewish Kaizoku