THEORIES & OPINIONS

Sanji’s Elder Brothers Theory

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In the last chapter we met Yonji which means 4th and Reiju which means zero. This explains the title of the chapter “0 and 4”.
Yonji has a number 4 right on his cape.

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Now take a look at these 2 men seen in the last chapter fighting Sora

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As you can see they have a 1 and 2 on their capes. Seems like they would be the other 2 Sanji’s brothers.

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NAMI – HER ROLE IN FINDING RAFTEL AND WHAT EXACTLY RAFTEL IS!

In chapter 818 we received a lot of information about Raftel or rather how to get there.
One of the most important panels though is this one where Inuarashi subtly confirms what many people have thought that the Ancient Kingdom is in fact Raftel.

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He doesn’t say a specific number but only “for centuries”. However we actually know when was the last time someone was there.

It was 8 centuries ago. Yes, 800 years ago when the World Government came to existence.

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Before his death professor Clover was just about to say the name of the Ancient Kingdom and we believe the name was ”Raftel”. But since this happened 3 years after Gol D. Roger’s execution, during the Great Age of Pirates, Gorosei didn’t want any more information to be revealed and they ordered to shoot him quickly before he could have done any more harm.

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Also when we were shown the image of the Ancient Kingdom it looked like the eastern side could actually be the image of Raftel Crocus and later on Inuarashi “showed” us.

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However how come that World Government themselves didn’t destroy Raftel and didn’t claim One Piece after Gol D. Roger’s execution to stop the Great Age of Pirates? Since they knew where Raftel was 800 years ago. Did they lost the information about Raftel’s position? We don’t think so. Since Gorosei know about the history it’s hard to believe they wouldn’t know where Raftel was.

The reason why World Government couldn’t do it is because Raftel is not where it once was.

And the reason for it lies in its name “Raftel”.

Raftel is formed by using two words: Raft meaning something used as a boat or floating platform and El which is a nickname for elevated railway system.

We believe that Raftel, once prosperous and enormous kingdom had such an advanced technology that they were able to relocate their island to another, safer place where enemies couldn’t reach them.

And that place was, as we learned from Inurarashi, between 4 islands.

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However since it’s supposed to be an enormous kingdom how come someone just can’t be lucky and get there by using Log Pose? Well we know from Law that Punk Hazard can not be located by using one so this can be somehow avoided but most importantly since Raftel is able to float on the water it’s impossible for it to have magnetic field.

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We think that this ancient civilization didn’t choose this spot between 4 islands randomly.

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And this is when Nami and her knowledge comes to play. They chose this spot because those 4 islands were 4 different types of islands. Meaning they all had different weather.

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It was: Summer Island, Fall Island, Winter Island and finally Spring Island.

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We know that each island in Grand Line has its own climate and we believe that this is also one of the reasons Raftel can not be found even by a mistake.

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In every picture that Raftel has been shown so far we can see it being sorrounded by fog, mist and haze. This is probably the result of moving Raftel with it’s own climate to the spot between other 4 islands.

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Raftel disrupted those hot, windy, humid and cold climates which created its natural protection.

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It’s even possible those extreme weather conditions created mirage or an illusion rather that there is no island even though there is supposed to be one. Similar to the Mirage Tempo technique which Nami uses to project an image which isn’t real

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or she can even make her image completly disappear and make herself invisible.

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However Nami will be able to figure this out since she is familiar with this phenomenon and will realize what’s happening.

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So thanks to her the Straw Hat pirates will finally be able to get to Raftel

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where awaits the legendary treasure ONE PIECE!

If you would rather watch the video version of this theory then here it is:

*Theory by Manga Detectives

The Fiancee of Gildo Tesoro is/was a Slave of Celestial Dragons

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I think this girl is/was a slave of celestial dragons and the (dead ?) fiancee/wife of Tesoro :

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Something is missing… A wedding ring ?

Indeed, the theme of celestial dragons seems to return often in the movie :

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Does the straw hats know the truth ?!

I think Tesoro wanted to bring back his fiancee/wife with his wealth, so he asked for the help of Doflamingo in exchange for a great deal of money :

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Here, Doflamingo is clearly shown in a upper position, he probably served as an intermediate between the celestial dragons and Tesoro. However, it seems that the negotiations failed…

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Does his evil comes from this story of his past ?!

I also think that his henchmen are former slaves on which Tesoro has replaced the seal of celestial dragons by its own seal : a star (as the fishmen with their sun symbol)

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Money can’t buy happiness. It would seems that it is the theme of the next movie One Piece.

*Theory by Tear

KAIDO – IMMORALITY AND POWERS EXPLAINED!

Many theorist like me believe Kaido to reasonable guess that he has a power that relates to Dragons because of the fact that he has appearances relating to dragons such as his Moustache and his Dragon Scale like Tattoo.
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Many have speculated him to have gain his powers from either a Devil fruit or a Smile Artificial fruit, but i believe there is another way he could of obtained a power of a Dragon, but before i go through it i’d like to state the reasons why Devil fruit and Smiles are inconceivable.

Devil Fruit:
It’s quite obvious that Kaido is not a Devil fruit user as it’s been mentioned in the manga that Kaido rules in Land, Sky, and importantly to know the SEA. It’s clearly indicating that he must not be weak in water in order to be dominant in the sea. If so, Devil fruit is out! knowing Devil fruits are weak when it comes to water.

Artificial Devil fruit:
I can’t really say the evidences to disprove this one just now, but later as you go deeper into my theory you’ll understand why this one isn’t it aswell. However i will say that because artificial df is a copy of the original, it would make more sense if it also receives its drawback to water.

Now on to the Theory!!

In the Beasts Pirates those with tattoo’s called the Gifters are seen to have powers to transform into a zoan like being, however unlike Kaido’s Tattoo’s his are completely different, but comparing it to Hody’s tattoo they both share similar appearances as they both show a similar skulls and an image which might be representing their granted powers.

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Tatoo Comparisons
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Hody‘s -Sea fish and Shark bites Tattoos.
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Now, Hody uses steroids to enhancing his Strength, Speed, Water manipulation, and giving him the ability to be feared by the sea beasts including the ability to order them around. Because his tattoo looks to depict his granted powers and abilities of Sea Beast like powers from his steroids it leads me to believe the steroids he is consuming comes from the use of Sea kings beasts, allowing him to be more dominant in the water.
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Having mention those I believe Kaido also uses Drug Enhancements, which in this case he specifically consumes steroids created from Dragons in my belief because of his dragon scale tattoo, like how Hody’s tattoos represent his granted steroid abilities of a Sea Creatures.

In the Chinese Dragon mythology it was believed that dragon bones can be used to create an elixir of immortality, granting the consumer to be immortal, they are also known in their legends for being either Immortal or Mortal, but with incredibly hard, nearly-unpierceable skin including long length of life, explaining many of the feats of using dragons for Kaido’s enhancement steroids.

This steroids granted Kaido to have nearly-unpierceable skin including, unbelievable strength and speed, including long length of life, which undo the effects of the steroid to shorten his life span. Like Hody he will also be Feared by Beasts mainly Dragons and the ability to order them around like a king, explaining his given nickname King of All Beast.

As stated by Kinemon Wano has Dragons as it might be where his stariods originated from and how he was able to conquer Wano Kingdom.

One More thing to add is his mood swings personality, they shares similar personality side effects of real life enhancement steroids.

Thanks for reading my theory!

*Theory by Enel One Piece Theorist

ZOU AND KIDD ALLIANCE’S TRAITOR!

Back in chapter 801 when Joker made he famous speech in regards to the throne wars, he made quite an uproar in the One Piece fan base. However current events made one particular line stand out among the rest…thronewars.jpg

“Who will betray whom!?”
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You might be wondering… why that line in particular?

Well, let me tell you my suuuuuuuuuper fascinating theory that has been floating around my head for quite a while now.

Back in chapter 821… We find out that Apoo is now under Kaidou
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Following that, a few chapters later, we find Captain Kidd alone in a cell, battered and bruised.
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Does this mean Apoo is the traitor? It’s easy to say, and it might very well be true, but I believe the real traitor is actually none other than…

Basil Hawkins.

My reasoning behind this lies in his character traits and abilities, Kaidou’s grand entrance, and Jack being able to enter Zou multiple times despite not having a Mink on his crew.Basil Hawkins

Basil as a character is very stoic and foreboding. Even when encountering Kizaru he calmly and correctly predicted with his powers that he would not die in his encounter.
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Besides his abilities of prediction using his cards, his devil fruit allows him to use voodoo dolls made of straw to redirect the damage to other people. As a side note, I don’t believe the people here are his crew members; because they would definitely know how their captain’s Devil Fruit works, and perhaps following voodoo doll conventions, Basil had these men’s DNA embedded in the straw dolls. But this still doesn’t answer the question of “is Hawkins the traitor?”

Here is what I believe is the case… Hawkins already knew in advance, using his abilities, that the Sky Island of Legend’s location would coincide with Captain Kidd’s base. Something along the lines of: “Probability of location relating to Kidd’s base: 100%!” This would explain why Hawkins had this expression. He was surprised with the method Kaidou used to get down, but he wasn’t surprised in the slightest that he had arrived. His predictions after all, have proven to be correct thus far.
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Hawkins’ surprise in this panel, may very well be, following my logic that he was surprised with Kaidou’s method… Awe, due to the Yonko not suffering any sort of damage after falling down such a long way (10,000 metres) Among the three, you can see that he seems the least concerned, not even taking a battle stance.
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Because of this, its important to know why Kaidou would accept Hawkins into his crew in the first place, because alliances in One Piece often means both parties benefit from one another. This is where Hawkins’ real life identity comes into play, John Hawkins.

Eustass Captain Kidd = 13th century pirate monk “Eustace” + 17th century Scottish pirate “William Kidd”

X Drake = 16th Century Privater “Sir Francis Drake”

Basil Hawkins = Same as above “John Hawkins” + 17th century pirate ship’s medic Basil Ringrose.

Capone “Gang” Bege = Again same as above “Thomas Cavendish”

Trafalgar Law = 18th Century English Pirate “Edward Law”

Jewelry Bonney = 18th Century female pirate “Anne Bonney”

Urouge = 16th century Arab Pirates, the Barbarossa brothers “Urouge”

Scratchmen Apoo = 19th Century Chinese pirate “Cheung Po”
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From wikipedia:

Admiral Sir John Hawkins (also spelled as Hawkyns) (1532 – 12 November 1595) was an English naval commander and administrator,merchant, navigator, shipbuilder, privateer and slave trader. His elder brother and trading partner was William (b, c, 1519). He was considered the first English trader to profit from the Triangle Trade, based on selling supplies to colonies ill-supplied by their home countries, and their demand for African slaves in the Spanish colonies of Santo Domingo and Venezuela in the late 16th century. He styled himself “Captain General” as the General of both his own flotilla of ships and those of the English Royal Navy and to distinguish himself from those Admirals that served only in the administrative sense and were not military in nature. His death and that of his cousin and mentee, Sir Francis Drake, heralded the decline of the Royal Navy for decades before its recovery and eventual dominance again helped by the propaganda of the Navy’s glory days under his leadership.

As treasurer (1577) and comptroller (1589) of the Royal Navy, Hawkins rebuilt older ships and helped design the faster ships that withstood theSpanish Armada in 1588. One of the foremost seamen of 16th-century England, Hawkins was the chief architect of the Elizabethan navy. In the battle in which the Spanish Armada was defeated in 1588, Hawkins served as a vice admiral. He was knighted for gallantry. He later devised the naval blockade to intercept Spanish treasure ships leaving Mexico and South America.”

There are a couple of things to note about Hawkins’ real life counterpart. John Hawkins was the first English slave trader to profit from theTriangle Trade. Countries demanded for slaves in the Spanish colonies of Santo Domingo. He had a cousin named Sir Francis Drake. X-Drake’s real life counterpart, and we know X-Drake is a part of Kaido’s crew. Another interesting to note is that on the One Piece wiki, both X-Drake and Hawkins are from the North Blue.

Santo in english means Holy, and a certain Don Quixote Doflamingo belonged to a group called the Tenryubito from the Holy Land of Mariejois. Another thing to note is that Doflamingo is Domingo with the added “fla” in between, and that Dressrosa is based on Spain. Immediately, we see MANY immediate links to both Kaido and Doflamingo and his underground trades using SMILE.

So, how does Hawkins, besides being the possible cousin of X-Drake, relate to the occurrences in Zou? As seen in the amazing conclusion of One Piece Chapter 816 “Dog vs. Cat”, the entire island of Zou kept their mouths shut in regards to Raizou when threatened by Jack. Nekomamushi goes as far as to say that the Minks would never rat out their friends to the enemy.

But… What about Minks outside of Zou, with their own crews and bonds of friendship?
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We know that Bepo helped the minks defend against the attacks of Jack on Zou, and that Pekoms had no idea that his home island has been attacked. So neither of these two minks could possibly be the traitor…
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Judging from Wanda’s reactions we can also say that Carrot could not possibly be the traitor. The monkey’s reaction in the other hand is a big concern, the fact that he tried to defend carrot and how he brought up betrayal in the first place means there must have been a traitor from Zou, and he most likely is the reason that traitor has a vivre card due to hi super innocent nature to the point that he’s stupid.

But if it’s not Carrot, Pekoms, or Bepo… Who could it be?

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Are there any other Minks outside of Zou besides these three?
The answer is yes.

In Hawkins’ crew, there is a cat Mink that may just fit the bill. During Kaidou’s landing, what’s interesting to note is how the cat Mink is the only one FACING the hole while jumping backwards to avoid the shockwave… While we could just chalk that up to cats being agile, it does not explain why he was facing the direction of the hole. It’s almost like he knew something was coming, and his captain being Hawkins… You can see which direction I’m taking this.
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Instead of trading in slaves, he is trading his and his crews’ abilities and relationships to Kaidou in order to survive in the new world. Due to everything that has occurred and his reactions during Kaidou’s arrival, as well as the events in Zou, I have concluded that this is the most likely scenario!

Being a part of Kaidou’s crew by being in ties with his cousin X-Drake, he was required to show Kaidou how he could be of use, and thus gave Jack information on Zou via his Mink crewmate. Getting called in by Killer to join in an alliance with Kidd, he used his abilities to read into the future with his cards to know that the alliance would bear fruit, feeding more intel and systematically destroying one of the most stubborn competitors to the throne: Kidd.

Due to Killer’s intelligent nature, Hawkins perhaps sought his Alliance but not Kidd’s, informing him of what will occur. Apoo, being a coward, gave in to Kaidou due to his overwhelming strength in hopes that it will protect him for the time being. This will explain why Hawkins, Apoo, and Killer are not in the cell with Kidd. It was all in the cards, as predicted by Hawkins and everything fell into place.

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In Conclusion:

  • X-Drake and Hawkins are cousins. They are both a part of Kaidou’s crew during the 2 years period.
  • Hawkins’s Cat Mink betrayed Zou, possibly not having a choice, or an extension of Hawkins’ voodoo ability.
  • Killer, Apoo, and Hawkins is the REAL Alliance, Kidd was in theway of their aspirations for the Throne.

I understand I do not have any evidence other than the real life counterparts for X-Drake and Hawkins being cousins but I do believe this theory is plausible.

Video form:

*Theory by Frankystein

THE REASON WHY SANJI SHIFTED HIS HAIR. CORAZON’S TIES TO OKAMAS.

Before I begin and tie those two things together, I’d like to show you the two main Okamas that we know.

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Bentham (Mr. 2 Bon Kurei)
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What do these two have in common? 5 things actually
1) They are Okamas
2) They are masters of Okama/Newkama Kenpo
3) They have left Momoiro Island
4) The eyelash like make-up (Ivankov is using mascara on his eyelashes, while Mr. 2 is using make up to match them)
*Remember that Ivankov used to be the queen of Momoiro Island, so it’s normal for the make-up to match the eyelashes with mascara that he had. I’ll get to that later*
5) General use of make-up, including lipstick

Every other Okama we’ve seen, is either not a not a master of Okama/Newkama Kenpo, or they’re still in Momoiro Island.

The reasons why I mentioned all those things, are Corazon (Rosinante) and Sanji.
We know that Sanji stayed at Momoiro Island during the time-skip, and we know that Corazon was missing for 14 years, presumably only training with the Marines. I have a different theory.
I believe Corazon at some point trained in Momoiro Island with the Okamas, in Newkama Kenpo. Why?
Check out his eyes, and you’ll see where I’m headed with him and Sanji.

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His right eye make-up, matches Mr. 2’s make-up and Ivankov eyelashes perfectly (4 triangles pointing down).
I believe that the mascara-like make-up is a sign of Okama/Newkama kenpo mastery and that Sanji’s right eye is exactly the same, and he doesn’t want to show it.

The reason behind them having only 1 eye make-uped is one of two things
A) They haven’t completely mastered Okama/Newkama Kenpo
B) They were never real Okamas

Let me know if you agree with me, and if you do, what do you think is the reason for them having only 1 eye make-uped? A or B?

*Theory by RulZ

LUFFY’S AWAKENING

First Lets learn a bit about Paramecia types :

Paramecia
Paramecia is one of the three Devil Fruit types. These fruits give the users a power that can affect their body, manipulate the environment, or produce substances.

Paramecia types are also distinguishable in the manner in which their powers manifest.

  • They can either alter the user’s current physical state (Luffy and Bon Kurei),
  • directly affect their immediate environment and/or living things within proximity (Eustass Kid, Blueno or Whitebeard),
  • or affect both of these conditions (Jewelry Bonney, Trafalgar Law, Doffy and Emporio Ivankov).

Like all Devil Fruit abilities, Paramecia types can also be “awakened”, attaining the ability to use their Devil Fruits in different manners than they originally could. Doflamingo, when awakening the Ito Ito no Mi, can extend his string-creating ability from his own body to affect the environment, transmuting inorganic material, such as the ground and buildings, into vast quantities of strings that he can manipulate without even the need to touch them

Now According to me Awakening can be defined as Max potential of Any Devil fruit
Now that doesn’t mean one changes to logia or something with awakening

for example -Doffy was always able to create strings through his body But with awakening he can change the environment into it strings also
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Awakening may vary from user to user as per as their Devil Fruits like Whitebeard was able create earthquakes by sending vibrations into the environment

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Luffy’s awakening:cool: :
Now lets jump by to Luffy like i said
Luffy belongs to 1st category of Paramecia: who can alter the user’s current physical state

there greatest feature of Gomu Gomu no Mi is its elasticity

What is elasticity?
The ability of an object or material to resume its normal shape after being stretched or compressed, stretchiness.

Depending on that Luffy will be able to produce elastic wave

What are elastic waves?
Elastic wave, motion in a medium in which, when particles are displaced, a force proportional to the displacement acts on the particles to restore them to their original position. If a material has the property of elasticity and the particles in a certain region are set in vibratory motion, an elastic wave will be propagated. For example, a gas is an elastic medium (if it iscompressed and the pressure is then released, it will regain its former volume), and sound is transmitted through a gas as an elastic wave.

These elastic waves will enable Luffy to produce Shockwaves

Again what are shock waves?
Shock wave, strong pressure wave in any elastic medium such as air, water, or a solid substance, produced by supersonic aircraft, explosions, lightning, or other phenomena that create violent changes in pressure. Shock waves dier from soundwaves in that the wave front, in which compression takes place, is a region of sudden and violent change in stress, density, and temperature. Because of this, shock waves propagate in a manner dierent from that of ordinary acoustic waves. In particular, shock waves travel faster than sound, and their speed increases as the amplitude is raised; but the intensity of a shock wave also decreases faster than does that of a sound wave, because some of the energy of the shock wave is expended to heat the medium in which it travels

Shock waves are not as uncommon as u may think in One Piece

like Sengoku used in Marineford :
he launched an explosive shock wave with a palm thrust, enough to send a majority of the Blackbeard Pirates flying a fair distance.

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#this could be foreshadow for Luffy using shockwaves to fight Blackbeard

same with Kuma :
Kuma’s nikyu nikyu no mi allows him to create shock waves

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Now Luffy as fought alot of opponents using shockwaves as their technique

1.Luffy vs Satori (one of priests of Enel)

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2.Luffy vs Usopp

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now both of them used impact dial the stored energy is released in form of shockwave , usually causing internal injuries to a living body, while not leaving any visible external damage. This blunt force is enough to wound even Luffy, who is usually immune to blunt force due to the Gomu Gomu no Mi.

3. Luffy vs Jinbei

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as Jinbei explains that fishman karate uses elasticity of air and water to create a shockwave

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4.Luffy vs Don Chinjao

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Chinjao as master of Hasshoken :
fighting style allows the user to control vibrations around their limbs to generate shock waves . This shockwave is powerful enough to destroy a metal shield or defeat a strong man easily. Sai also claimed that these attacks are unblockable and reverberating, causing defenses to shatter

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5.Now finally my favorite: Luffy vs Rob Lucci
In the fight Lucci used his fishing move ,The Rokuogan is the secret and ultimate attack of the Rokushiki style. Rob Lucci states that only those who have absolute mastery of the other six skills can have access to this seventh skill.
The user places both his/her fists right in front of the target and launches a devastating shock wave in a forward direction. The burst is a reminiscence to that released by an Impact or Reject Dial, capable of bypassing the defenses of a rubber human such as Monkey D. Luffy, who is immune to blunt strikes under normal circumstances, and causes massive internal injuries.

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In the Viz Manga, this is called Ultimate Radius: Six King Pistol, while in the FUNimation dub, this technique is called Ultimate Radius: Six King Gun.

#maybe foreshadow to Luffy’s future pistol and Gatling gun techniques

As u can see Luffy is pretty much weak to shockwave opponents thats why i think he will be using it in is awakening form i believe Rayleigh may have already taught him how to use shock wave by using haki

as he displayed it also

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CoA normally used to defend or attack as it acts as a coating but Rayleigh repelled the elephant with some kinda shock

I believe Luffy will eventually master all 6 techniques of Rokushiki will lead to him master the 7th technique like Rob Lucci which is -Rokuogan

  • gear 2-soru
  • gear 3-tekkai
  • gear 4 -geppo
  • shigan similar to haki induces Gatling
  • kami-e well he has CoO similar to that
  • believe gear 4th alternate version may have Rankyaku
  • this completes the 6 forms of Rokushik
  • 7th form Rokuogan -shockwave

In this form Luffy will be able to manipulate any elastic medium such as air, water, or a solid substance,
and create strong pressure waves /shock wave :cigar:
this form will reduce the haki usage and provide Luffy with a long term fighting solution without taking 10 mins breaks like in G4 :cool:

Hope u like it

*Theory by D kar

KUMA COULD HAVE SENT PX-1 TO THE REVOLUTIONARIES

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Kuma sent PX-1 off to somewhere unknown, presumably to keep it from destroying or capturing the Straw Hat crew.

What if there was an ulterior motive?

I think it’s possible he sent it to the Revolutionary Army for study and possibly so they can attempt to rewire it to work for them. I thought of this because of Oda’s love of the Terminator movies (displayed by Kuma’s design). Having a “good” Pacifista would be a great homage to T2 and give the Revolutionaries a great weapon.

What do you guys think?

*by NerdyPerkins

HOW BLACKBEARD PIRATES STEAL DEVIL FRUITS

Watching OP anime episode 740, I remembered that Jesus Burgess jumps around (this guy doesn’t know how to walk) with some sort of devil fruit bag, or maybe just an ordinary bag but with some pattern reference to devil fruits. Kind of obvious but this is probably where he stores his stolen devil fruits. 
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It is no secret that the Blackbeard pirates are on a mission to gather devil fruits, thus why Burgess was even on Dressrosa in the first place – in order to gain the Mera Mera no Mi; and Blackbeard himself has shown knowledge of how to steal a devil fruit when he did the unthinkable and murdered a nakama when serving under Whitebeard all those years ago. 
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Now it hasn’t been confirmed whether Blackbeard had to kill in order to gain the fruit, but this seems the most likely scenario. Devil fruits reappear from a nearby fruit when the current user dies, as we discovered on Punk Hazard or wherever the hell we discovered this. 
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This is probably why Burgess had his knife out when trying to kill Luffy in one quick action, and this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this referenced with Blackbeard associates. 
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Fairly straightforward. In order to steal devil fruits, Blackbeard Pirates galavant (in Burgess’ case, hunt) with a bag full of apples/some other fruit in order to capture devil fruits. This sparked something that I didn’t notice before… Doc Q was doing the same thing way before the timeskip, as he offered Luffy an apple and said he was ‘lucky’ because he chose a fruit that didn’t make him explode.

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Why else would Doc Q, a member of the Blackbeard Pirates randomly have a basket full of apples? This may be his own tactic of stealing devil fruits as opposed to Burgess’ more animalistic manor. Anywho… What happens when a devil fruit user consumes another devil fruit? Yes, he/she explodes, and I think that is what Doc Q was referring to when he said Luffy was lucky not to explode.

Pretty simples, BB pirates have different methods of killing devil fruit users in order to steal their fruits via having a multitude of apples/other fruit in a nearby bag or basket. Anyway like I said I’m not sure if anyone noticed these Doc Q or Burgess details before so I thought I’d just leave this here.

*Theory by Nirex

SIR CROCODILE’S PAST & MOTIVES: CONNECTIONS TO GERMA, WB & IVANKOV

Hello once again everyone and welcome to yet another theory for your entertainment. This time I shall be discussing the past of Crocodile who in my opinion, is the most difficult to goddamn track down!!!

REAL-LIFE INSPIRATIONS PART 1

Many OP characters are based off real people and Crocodile is no different. Crocodile, along with Nico Robin are based off these two:

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John Travolta & Uma Thurman’s characters from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.

In the movie, Travolta(along with Samuel L.Jackson) played a hitman trying to retrieve a briefcase for his gangster boss.

The movie had a scene where two of the stars were being raped by men in gimp suits(a link to Iva and Croc? Hell no….)

The movie is also broken into narrative sequences. One of them is called “The Bonnie Situation.” In this narrative, Travolta and Jackson’s characters accidentally shot a hostage in the head. had to dispose of the body before the wife of one of their friends returned and her name was Bonnie.

A link between Crocodile and Jewelry Bonney?

One of the more famous scenes in Pulp Fiction was the dance between Travolta & Thurman.

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Along with Travolta & Thurman smoking herion and cocaine in the movie, this could be a reference to Dance Powder that Croc & Robin used in Alabasta.

REAL LIFE INSPIRATIONS PART 2

A prominent aspect of Croc’s personality is is inability to trust anyone.

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Of course its safe to assume that he was betrayed in the past.

Another movie that I believe inspired Crocodile’s lack of trust is Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.

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The is about 6 men, their boss & underboss performing a diamond heist gone wrong. The six men’s codenames were:

Mr. White
Mr. Orange
Mr. Blue
Mr. Pink
Mr. Brown
Mr. Yellow

This is what inspired the “Mr. & Miss” codenames of Barouge Works.

In the movie, a diamond heist went wrong and the criminals suspected that someone among them was an informant giving info to the cops. This caused the once friendly criminals to panic and died off one by one. The climax came when the boss & underboss suspected Mr. Orange of being the informant but Mr. White defending him resulting in a standoff that ended with everyone but Mr. White dying.

Before he died, Mr. Orange revealed to Mr. White that he was the informant all along. Since Mr. White & Mr. Orange bonded at the beginning of the film. Mr. White was blinded by friendship and refused to believe the Mr. Orange was the rat.

Trust is what caused the group’s destruction and something similar happened to Crocodile.

The only person to survive the ordeal was Mr. Pink who made it off with the diamonds. This reminds me of a certain panel.

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Doflamingo’s dialogue suggests that he tried to work with Crocodile in the past.

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Crocodile said that if he was more reasonable, he wouldn’t be here. Why was Crocodile in Marineford? To kill WB and I’ll get more into this later.
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CROCODILE AND GERMA 66

First of all, lets get Crocodile’s obvious mafia overtones out of the way.

Similar attire to Capone even down to the green in Impel Down/Marineford.

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As kids, both have a bright colored shirt, dark pants and a gun.

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Crocodile owned a casino which is typical for the mafia.

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Majority of the mafia are American-Italian mobsters and Crocodile happens to be Italian as well.

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Crocodile was born in West Blue as a member of Germa. Here, Croc learned proper manners, intelligence, cunning planning etc.. However, there was a problem….

The Vinsmokes can do and say whatever they want, whenever they want. In Chapter 825, Gotti, one of Capone’s men, wanted to shoot Sanji for being rude to Vito. Okami stopped him saying that if he so much as poke Sanji, the Vinsmokes will ice them all.

The Vinsmokes are treated as gods and it can make some people hostile like Crocodile, which could explain Croc’s arrogance and habit of looking down on others.

Also, Germa seems to like poison. Brooke’s crew murdered via poison arrows(think Yorki was a Vinsmoke). Crocodile seems to like poison as well.

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CROCODILE AND IVANKOV

As a rookie, Crocodile wanted to become Pirate King.

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(Off Topic but Daz Bones wanted to be a superhero. That is probably why he took up bounty hunting.)

Crocodile was known for his cunning nature even during his pirate days(which was from his early to mid 20s).

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Croc was 22 years old when he became a pirate following Roger’s execution and while a rookie, meet Ivankov.

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Here you can see Crocodile acting rather hostile towards Ivankov. Why? Croc was so nonchalant towards Luffy, the one who crushed his plans but why is bro so mad towards the Newkama King?

Because Ivankov knows a person that Crocodile cherishes: a woman that Iva turned into a man and is still alive today. The only person Croc ever loved and Iva screwed up everything. Crocodile wouldn’t want anyone to know who that person is…or was…
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CROCODILE AND WHITEBEARD

Crocodile obviously draws inspiration from Captain Hook. Hook had his hand cut off by Peter Pan and it was fed to a crocodile. After getting a taste of Hook, the crocodile pursues him relentlessly, but the ticking clock it has swallowed warns Hook of its presence.

Captain Hook was inspired by the tale of Captain Ahab and Moby Dick. Hook was also a subordinate of Blackbeard(probably a reference to BB replacing Crocodile as a shichibukai).

Crocodile held a grudge against WB but it doesn’t make any sense. At least not entirely….

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As I said earlier, Crocodile was defeated by Luffy and his plans were completely crushed but he is so nonchalant about it. But when it comes to WB:

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Taking his loss from the Worlds Strongest Man a bit too hard right? Well, it could be justified if alot more happened aside from the loss. It was this loss that changed Crocodile’s outlook on life forever.

After Crocodile became a Shichibukai in his mid twenties(25-27), who challenged WB and this is where Croc lost his hand and was betrayed by his allies.

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The grudge…the humiliating defeat……him telling Luffy to forget about a troublesome friend…..Crocodile had a friend and it was that friend that led to his crushing defeat at the hands of WB.

Or you could say that Croc worked with Doffy in the past and Croc’s friend caused everything to go to shit.

Its very difficult to pinpoint what exactly happened, but I’m betting on Croc having a lover and/or a troublesome friend that turned on him and caused many of his short comings.

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CROCODILE AND THE WORLD GOVERNMENT

What did the WG do to Croc? Nothing.

Crocodile went to Marineford with the goal of MURDERING WB.

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Crocodile was constantly telling people to stay out of his way and got made when Doffy helped him. It wasn’t until the WG tricked Squadro into attacking WB that Croc did this:

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Croc wanted to deal with WB all by himself and the WG was getting in his way. What did he say after the WG killed Ace & WB?

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CROCODILE AND PLUTON

Now for the biggest question…

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How did Crocodile find out about the Pluton? Someone told him. Who?

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Silvers Rayleigh. The first time Roger meet Rayleigh, Rayleigh was resting in a ship.

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What is Rayleigh’s current occupation? A ship coater.

Rayleigh’s nickname is the “Dark King/Lord of the Underworld” and its the same nickname of the Greek God Hades. Hades is known for rarely leaving the underworld and it relates to how its rare to meet Rayleigh on Sabody despite him living there.

Also, Pluton is another name for Hades.

Remember Croc’s similarities to Pulp Fiction?

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Shakki owns a bar and has a spider theme. Know who else owns a bar? Paulie aka Miss Doublefinger who runs the Spider Cafe and she worked for Crocodile.

As for Alabasta, Crocodile Utopia plan was only 4-5 years old and he likely overheard Cobra talking about the ancient records.

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Croc assumed the ancient records was a poneglyph and that it lead to the Pluton so he sought out Nico Robin.
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Crocodile fell for this girl and couldn’t let her go due to his trust. She betrayed Croc which led to his downfall. That is why Croc doesn’t trust anyone and argued with Luffy to let one of his friends go and to not to go so far for a friend.

I almost forgot about Senor Pink(or Mr Pink from Reservoir Dogs). Like Croc, he is 46 years old and fell for a woman. Pink isn’t a cross-dresser, but he does dresses like a baby. Toss in Pink’s mafia theme, we got ourselves a possible foreshadowing.

*Theory by Vandenreich