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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…
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.
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…
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 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.
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.
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.
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”
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?
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…
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?
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.
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.
- 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.
*Theory by Frankystein
As an entity, the Yonko are one of the Three Great Powers of the world, the others being the Shichibukai and Marines.
Individually, the Yonko are considered to be the most powerful pirates in the world, as well as having a powerful crew. Because of their power, they can declare chosen locations as their own; the mere declaration is often enough for others, both Marines and pirates alike, to acknowledge their authority.
The 4 Emperors individually reside within the second half of the Grand Line (known as the “New World”), exerting impressive influence and control over dozens of other pirate crews and self-governing islands.
The Yonko themselves are not allied together as a coalition compared to the Shichibukai and follow their own individual paths. The possibility of two or more of the Yonko forming an alliance is enough of a threat to cause the World Government to panic, as seen when the World Government attempted unsuccessfully to prevent a meeting between Shanks and Whitebeard at one point in the series.
Because of their immense power, it is necessary for factions aiming to oppose them to first strike an alliance with other factions in order to bring the Yonko down. However, even with multiple alliances amongst powerful pirates, the chances of defeating a Yonko are still extremely low.
The Yonko Charlotte Linlin and Kaido both have a single Road Poneglyph that can, with all four Road Poneglyphs deciphered, lead to Raftel’s location.
All of the Eleven Supernovas are known to be involved with at least one Yonko:
- Monkey D. Luffy looks up to Shanks as a role model and personal hero, allied himself with the Whitebeard Pirates in the Battle of Marineford, wishes to dethrone Kaido and Big Mom, and despises Blackbeard for causing the conflict that led to his brother’s death.
- Roronoa Zoro, as a member of Luffy’s crew, is part of the alliance with the Heart Pirates to defeat Kaido, and most likely receives an amount of anger from the latter and Big Mom, due to Luffy’s behavior on Fishman Island and Dressrosa. He also considers Blackbeard an enemy.
- Trafalgar Law made an alliance with the Straw Hat Pirates specifically to take down Kaido, though as a pretext toward his real motive of eliminating Donquixote Doflamingo, hoping to anger Kaido into killing Doflamingo, and estimating a 30% chance of actually going on to beat Kaido themselves.
- Eustass Kid, Scratchmen Apoo, Killer, and Basil Hawkins all wish to dethrone Shanks, and were approached by Kaido after a failed suicide attempt. After unknown circumstances, Scratchmen Apoo becomes a subordinate of Kaido, and Kid, who seemingly fought Kaido, was badly defeated and told by Kaido to pass along a message to Luffy and Law that they should run for their lives after interfering with his plans.
- Jewelry Bonney was seen crying after Whitebeard’s death, and was later captured by Blackbeard, though managed to escape custody of the Marines after being captured by Akainu.
- Capone Bege is currently a subordinate of Big Mom.
- X Drake is currently a subordinate of Kaido.
- Urouge was shown talking to Kaido about his motives for suicide, but beyond that he seems to have the least interaction with them.
- Status: UnknownDuring the Punk Hazard Arc, three captains of The Worst Generation, Eustass Kid, Scratchmen Apoo and Basil Hawkins, met on the Kid Pirates’ base to discuss the terms of an alliance for the sole purpose of defeating Shanks. Despite some minor altercations, the three were eventually able to come to terms, and their alliance was reported in the newspaper. After Law and Luffy’s victory over Doflamingo, the three pirates were relieved that the two were not going after the same Yonko they were targeting.
Suddenly, Kaido landed on their base and the three found themselves face-to-face with him.
While it is unknown what happened between them, it appears that they formed an alliance with Kaido as Scratchmen informed him about Jack’s fate.
However, Kid was badly beaten and imprisoned by the Yonko and his crew.
The status of Hawkins and fellow Worst Generation member Killer are currently unknown.
The Kid Pirates are an infamous and notable rookie pirate crew led by Eustass Kid.
The most significant aspect of their appearance is that most, if not all of the Kid Pirates have heavy metalesque appearances. Also, many of them seem to wear leather in one way or another. There are 4 named members in the crew: Eustass Kid, Killer, Heat, and Wire.
They are most known for dealing major destruction and civilian casualties along their route through the Grand Line and towards the New World. Furthermore, the entire crew easily survived the blast of Haki released by Silvers Rayleigh, a testament to their overall strength. In spite of their great potency in battle and overall level-mindedness, the members of this crew display an inate sense of haughtiness. They have also formed an alliance with the Hawkins and On Air Pirates.
Their ship continues the theme of heavy metal, with a bizarre skull as part of the deck, resembling some heavy metal bands’ stages. Their ship was coated with the Yarukiman resin, allowing it to submerge underwater by reducing its buoyancy, and withstanding the water pressure of 10,000 feet.
The ship in full sight:
The Kid Pirates’ flag represent the usual grinning skull having Kid’s hairstyle and wearing the latter’s square shaped goggles on its forehead. In the background there is the traditional cross-bone pattern plus what seems to represent two knives forming a cross as well. Moreover, on each sides of the skull there are flame-like patterns.
Hello everyone ! I will show you a rather small theory today and it concerns Kaido’s death.
I don’t think I have to explain this fact right ? We all know that Kaido is looking for a way to kill himself and so it’s seems logical that before the end of One Piece he will reach his goal somehow. Watch Kaido’s first introduction :
I mean we haven’t seen the guy yet and Oda is already telling us that he wants to die ! How many manga can introduce this kind of character .
Anyway, now that it’s clear for everyone, let’s continue.
With the recent revelation of the 824th chapter, I just thought about a character that will help or find a way to kill Kaido. I’m talking about this guy :We don’t know what happened to Hawkins after the Kidd – Hawkins – Apoo alliance met Kaido. But we can already tell that Kidd refused to go under Kaido’s order so he ended up half-dead in a cage. We can already assume that Apoo betrayed the alliance and is now a part of Kaido’s crew. But what about Hawkins ?
I mean is it a coincidence that in one side we have a Yonko who is supposed immortal and is looking for a way to die and in the other side, we have a fortune teller that can see “the shadow of death” upon someone ? I’m sure that Oda has something in store for these two characters.
I won’t try to guess what will happen exactly, Oda’s imagination is not in my league anyway . But I’m telling you this guys, I’m sure Hawkins prediction will have a huge impact on Kaido’s death.
That’s it guys, as I said it was quite short but I wanted to talk about this cause I haven’t seen anyone talking about Hawkins recently .
Tell me what you think about it !
*Theory by Xdidzic
Today I will be discussing the possibility of Kidd joining the Law – Strawhat Alliance!
It’s pretty clear that Scratchmen Apoo betrayed Kidd and joined Kaidou
We don’t know yet what happened to Basil Hawkins, but I guess since he is not in a cell like Kidd is, I can think of three things…
-he joined Kaidou as well
-he is in a different cell
But if he is in a cell, why Oda didn’t show us Hawkins as well?
Why he choose to saw us only Kidd?
Anyway, I don’t think he is a captive… I believe he either escaped or joined Kaidou
In few words… the alliance Kidd – Hawkins – Apoo exist no more!
This exciting development opened a new little window…
The basis for the establishment of the most powerful Supernova Alliance!
Although there is an antagonism between Kidd and Luffy, if the need arises, I believe there is a great chance for them to shake hands
We saw it once, at Sabaody Archipelago and we can see it again!
Could it be that Oda was foreshadowing a future alliance between them?
I believe so… But how can they reach an agreement, when Kidd is rotting in a cell?
One world… Killer!
When we see Kid, we always see Killer as well…
I don’t remember ever seeing Kidd without Killer at his side…
Sabaody, New World, underground, Kaidou appearance…
So, I think that if Killer was a captive, Oda would have shown him to us
This led me to believe that Killer most likely escape.
Probably Kid’s crew as well.
However, there is a big problem… they find themselves alone with no allies in the New World, surrounded by enemies, unable to rescue their captain and even themselves…
So, I believe Killer MUST find allies or perish with his captain!
And who are the best candidates? Well, they were in every newspaper…
What I am trying to say is, that there is no way Killer doesn’t know about the defeat of Doflamingo and the destruction of the smile factories
This action led them to an open war with Kaidou, and Killer knows that
We ‘ve seen him in very few moments, but we can tell that he is smart. The previous alliance was made thanks to him, despite how it turn out to be…
When you confronting such a monster, you can easily change your mind!
Before I continue, I want to emphasize something…
Kidd has something in common with Luffy…
It’s his stubbornness and stupidity… He chose to face Kaidou despite being alone, than working under him, much like how Luffy would do!
“You can be my underlings instead” xD
But, there are still unanswered questions that have to be answered!
When, where and how Killer going to meet them?
One group is headed to Wano(Law – Zoro) and from the looks of it, Kaidou and Kidd are in Wano…
So, if we think about it logically this group is easier to meet than the other one
However, there are two obstacles… Law and Zoro!
I cannot see them reaching an agreement, especially with Zoro there…
Law is there also, but as of now they risk too much, just to save one person …and Law knows this…
He is a very strategical and careful person, so i don’t believe he would make such a risky move.
To go to a Yonko’s lair is a very dangerous thing, whatever the reason may be…
Yes, to have Kidd as an ally is beneficial, but not under these circumstances.
Except of course, if Oda planning to make two rescue arcs…
One group rescuing Sanji and other rescuing Kidd…
Now that I am talking about it, I think it has some low chances of happening and it’s not that all unlikely
The second choice would have been to go after Luffy’s group…
But for what reason he would choose to go after that group and not Zoro’s group?
Could have been possible for Killer to think so much ahead?
Or does he knows that Luffy is stupid and the chances to make the deal happen, are higher?
I think that if he would choose Luffy’s group, it would have been for none of the above!
It would have been because he knows someone…
You guessed right… Sanji!
There are many theories claiming that Killer is Sanji’s brother and the last chapter made me think about it a lot!
It would make sense, and in this way Oda can connect Kid and Luffy way easier!
This would have given an extra motive for this alliance to happen.
But regardless of him being a brother or not to Sanji, I believe if in the end does choose Luffy’s group, he is going to help rescue Sanji and in return they will form the alliance.
However, I believe it connects a lot nicer and more beautifully if he is Sanji’s brother as well!
Lastly, let’s not forget that Kidd sunk two of Big Mom’s ships
…and maybe this is the reason why Kaidou is keeping Kidd alive… as a bargaining chip!
*Theory by EpicListening
★Kaido and his dream of a DF only Pirate Crew!★
First of all, we know that our King of Beasts—Kaido the Yonko had been recieving SMILE from Donquixote Doflamingo for a few years in the story. As we know, SMILE, is an artificial DF that was created by Vegapunk which then the Idea was taken by Caesar Clown to make the main ingredient, The SAD. Kaido, who was the no.1 customer, had recieved more than 500 smiles and in result, he got more than 500 Zoan users in his pirate crew!
At first, I thought he created an army of DF users was to make his death more awsome if somehow he’ll get killed by the Marines. But, ever since I saw this page :
that page made me thinks that Kaido’s dream is to make the greatest pirate crew in the world, which is a DF only Pirate crews!
★The Fall of his Dream and his Next Move!★
After the fall of the Donquixote Family, the order of smiles had been stopped which include the one that was meant for Kaido. This mean that Kaido will not able to fulfilled his desire! And as we know from Law, Kaido will never make negotiation that even Doflamingo got scared as shit by it!
If we think again, Kaido should aim for Luffy and Law directly in the near future, but this page might says no to it
On that page, we can assumed that Kaido is ordering Kidd to send his message to the SHP. This means, somehow Kaido got something more important to do rather than crushing the one who kill his dream! Then what actually makes it so important? The answer is that his dream wasn’t completely crushed and he still have hopes in creating smiles once again!
Then what’s Kaido’s only hope?
Yes this man is the key to resume Kaido’s dream!
But now, currently Caesar Clown was taken by Big Mom pirates and will be taken to the Whole Cake Island which is actually BM based of operation!
As for now, we don’t know if Kaido know where Caesar is, but as we know, Inu stated he’s kind of worried about how Jack was able to find Zunisha in the first place and by this, we may conclude that there’s a spy among the Minks!
There are some that might be the spy which might be Pedro or Carrot. Which kind of scares me since I’m a Carrot fan.
But I really doubt if one of them is the spy since we know their character, but in case that Oda might troll us, I’ll make them as suspect! Since anything can happened in OP! And an actual spy can cover their personality and turn into a very different person once been found out by others.
As for the spy, he/she might also be a Minks that stay at Zou and informed Kaido and his crew about where Caesar actually is, and what happened at Zou!
★Luffy at a Yonko base?! What can he do?★
Seriously, Luffy is strong alright, but if he was placed in the middle of a Yonko base, what can he do? Even an admiral will be in danger in that moment! Hiding is impossible, pretty sure all high rankers in BM crew have Haki
This got me thinking, Big Mom—Charlotte Linlin is an old woman that even eat her own crew, how in the world Luffy will able to convinced BM to return Sanji? My bet if he ask that BM Pirates will immediately kill Luffy and The Swirly Hats at that moment!
After I read some theories about Vinsmoke and Bege’s betrayal, there might be a possibility that the Vinsmoke is actually planning to kill Big Mom! As Bege was based on Al Capone in real life.
Even if the betrayal will happen, as Tamago stated on ch 824, the Vinsmoke Power is still under the BMP strengh!when Tamago said that Vinsmokes will be BM’s underling! Then how will the Vinsmoke finish their job?
Yes, this might be the perfect time for Oda to introduce Ryokugyu! I haven’t found any theory that support this, but since Vinsmoke is an assasin, they work because they were paid, and the possibility is that the WG was the one who give the Job! Even Germa66 was able to make Sanji’s only alive which means that Vinsmoke and WG have a strong relations!
★Kaido and The Calamities! Crush the Tea Party!★
As I said before, Kaido will go to Caesar is, which is the Whole Cake Island! Visiting another Yonko territory could means a war, so he’ll take his full force too this time! it might be weird for him to attack another Yonko just because of Caesar, but if he’s dream is to have DF only Pirate crew, then chases after your dream is normal right? Even Teach have to betray his own family, well not all people like him tho..
We know that It took the entire 3 Admirals along with 100.000 special troop to beat WB at Marineford. So, even Ryokugyu won’t be enough to beat Big Mom! So this is the moment where I believe Kaido and the Hundred Beast Pirates will crush to the tea party and fight the Big Mom Pirates!
Even with her Full power, BM enemy is the strongest Assasin family, an Admiral, and another Yonko full Power!
★The WCI War!★
The whole war I believe will take place on the WCI. It’ll be an unofficial alliance battle between BM-SHP and Kaido-Vinsmoke-Admiral! These are the fight that might happen!
- Kaido-Ryokugyu vs Big Mom, even WB was able to hold one Admiral! So my bet this will be BM final battle as pirates. Both of them might be different but since they have the same purpose, allying with each other is acceptable in some ways.
- Luffy-Sanji vs Germa66, I personally believe that Sanji will fight his father to cut off his relation with him and Luffy will help Sanji! This will be the end of the Assasin Organization if WCI is Truly Enies Lobby Parallels!
- BM Pirates Commander vs The Two Calamity, This will be a fight between Commander and I believe the Calamities will win (for the sake of theory) and leave BMP commander lose their spirit after BM’s death since I believe BM fight will not last long
- Jinbe vs Jack,Jack might be a Fishman based on ch 824 and Jinbe probably will meet Luffy this time! I believe there’ll be no winner and will end up in draw
The rest of the fight will probably between the Swirly Hat and BMP fodders vs Gifter of the Beast Pirates!
The war will end less than a Day and result in BM’s death which will shook the whole world! The end of the battle Kaido will leave Luffy this time since Ryokugyu is there and there’s a high risk that the Gifter might be annihilated if he keeps fighting! That will ruin his DF only pirate crew! So he’ll leave the WCI without killing Luffy and bring along Caesar with him!
This battle with end with Pekoms saying that the SH Alliance is targeting Kaido and BMP remnants will join as his alliance!
★The Things That Support this Theory★
This OP manga page :
What Luffy said was taken as a Joke by some people but I believe it’s actually a foreshadowing by Oda that BMP will all become his underling (Minus BM)
The second one is that This might be the perfect time to settle things with BM for Oda since we already in the final stage! There will not much time and we got BB,RA and Reviere to cover since Oda already teased us about it!
What do you think?
*Theory by Shadowlogia