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Luffy Inherited Roger’s Will – Myth & Fact

Myth: Since the Will of the D. gets passed down, Luffy must have inherited Gol D. Roger’s will.

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Fact: It is repeatedly stated that Luffy is quite like Roger, by different individuals such as Red-Haired Shanksand Silvers Rayleigh, but it is not certain as of this point in the story whether or not this is true.

THE 7 LUCKY GODS OF FORTUNE

Welcome back to a quick theory for your entertainment.

Some time ago, I stumbled upon the 7 Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune and the Heavenly Kings. Surprisingly, they bare some similarities to One Piece characters and I believe they were one of the inspirations for the said characters.

Hotei is the fat and happy god of abundance and good health.
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This is Monkey D. Garp
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Fukurokuji is the god of happiness, wealth and longevity.
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This is Don Chinjao and his design is even based off Fukurokuji.
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Jurojin is the god of long life. He is also known as the Old Man of the South Pole and is often mistaken as Fukurokuji.
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This is Dr. Vegapunk(Vegapunk is from a winter island and most likely has a long head…no jokes please)
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Benzaiten is the goddess knowledge, art and beauty.
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This is Tsuru.
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Daikokuten is the god of wealth, commerce and trade. He is also the god of thieves. Daikokuten is often paired with the lucky god Ebisu.
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This is Scopper Gaban. Gaban means “thief” or “to steal” and was shown with someone we all know.
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Ebisu is the god of fishers and merchants. He is often paired with the lucky god Daikokuten.
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This is Crocus.
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Bishamonten is the god of warriors. Bishamonten is also called Tamonten “listening to many teachings” because he is seen as the guardian of the places where the Buddha preaches. He was also a punisher of evildoers – a view that is at odds with the more pacifist Buddhist king.
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This is Silvers Rayleigh. In contrast to the lovable Roger(the people that knw him), Rayleigh was the more serious “Dark King” and “Lord of the Underworld.”
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Bishamonten was also one of the 4 Heavenly Kings.

Bishamonten as a heavenly king is called “Virupaksa.”

Virupaksa which means “he who sees all”, his symbolic weapon is a snake or red cord that is representative of a dragon. As the eye in the sky, he sees people who do not believe in Buddhism and converts them.
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This is 1oo Beast Kaidou.
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Vaisravana means “he who hears all.”
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This is Gol D. Roger.
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Virudhaka means “he who causes to grow” and causes the good growth of roots.
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This is Sengoku(praying to Buddha bring health and growth to crops).
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Dhrtarastra means “he who upholds the realm.” He is harmonious and compassionate and protects all beings. Uses his music to convert others to Buddhism.
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This is Edward Newgate.
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*Theory by Vandenreich

The Echo Of The Pirate King – The Man Roger Is Waiting For

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“Not you, Teach… You are not the One Roger is waiting for!” – Edward Newgate

For the most part, this sentence surely means that Pirate King Gol D. Roger put his hopes into the next generation, that will bring forth a Chosen One (Monkey D. Luffy). But what if it’s interpreted literally? If Roger is actually waiting somewhere?

Who would he wait for?

The Chosen One, Someone who can finish what Roger started, Someone who can change the world, Someone who can hear the Voice of All Things, Someone who wears the Straw Hat -> Monkey D. Luffy

Where would he wait?

At the place no one can reach without hearing the Voice of All Things, The Place where the Straw Hat finds its fate -> Raftel

How is this even possible?

“I will not die, my friend.” – Gol D. Roger to Rayleigh

Is Roger dead? Yes, for sure. But what if he was able to leave something of himself behind? Like an image of his former self, or an echo of his voice? He was able to hear the Voice of All Things, he could have mastered that mysterious ability to the extent of being able to leave behind his own echo. That means that those with the ability to hear the Voice of All Things would be able to hear Roger’s voice once they reach Raftel.

Roger’s spirit, similar to the Will of D., lives on, until its destiny is fulfilled: Once Luffy reaches Raftel, he will hear the last inspirational words from Roger, an echo of the Pirate King.

What’s the role of the Straw Hat?

The Strawhat is the key to all of this! The strawhat is either the medium, in which Roger “saved his voice”, or it simply enhances the ability to hear the voice of all things. Whatever the case may be, once the Straw Hat returns to Raftel, it will trigger the ability to hear the echo of the Pirate King, the echo that was left behind by the former user of the Straw Hat.

The Ancient Kingdom

I believe Raftel was part of the Ancient Kingdom, the origin of all D. characters. Now we know Roger and his crew (Shanks & Buggy) reached Raftel. But do Buggy and Shanks know everything about the Ancient History, about the One Piece? I dont think so. I think when they reached Raftel, only Gold Roger was able to hear/see all 100% of the truth. Rayleigh is his first mate and good friend, Im sure he and other high crewmembers were told the story by Gold Roger. But do they really know the entire story? Buggy and Shanks? I dont think so.

If Raftel is indeed the Ancient Kingdom, the origin and graveyard of many D. characters, then I think Roger heard an “Echo” himself when he set food on Raftel, and only he was able to hear it, Rayleigh and his nakama werent able to, and neither were Buggy nor Shanks. Only Roger got 100% of the knowledge, through his ability to hear the Voice of All Things. With that knowledge, he left a message for the next chosen one – Luffy.

*Theory made by Gobee129