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The Final War?

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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

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

The Four Emperors & The Eleven Supernovas

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.e2cc023cd6e443618f45018ee048d0c9

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.ASPzBQN

All of the Eleven Supernovas are known to be involved with at least one Yonko:Shakky_Explains_Supernovas

  • 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.

Big Mom Pirates

The Big Mom Pirates are a powerful pirate crew. The crew’s captain is one of the Yonko, Charlotte Linlin. They serve as one of the central antagonistic groups of the Pirate Alliance Saga and Yonko Saga. Their base of operations is Whole Cake Island.

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Captained by one of the Yonko, it can be presumed that the Big Mom Pirates are incredibly strong. One of their members, Bobbin, was powerful enough to pillage an entire country with only a handful of men, and Pekoms, a member with a bounty of Beli330,000,000, single-handedly defeated Caribou, a Logia user and Super Rookie, on his own and with a single attack. It was said that if an island does not pay its tribute she will destroy it using her army of “monsters”.

Furthermore, Linlin has several islands under her control, and the citizens of Fishman Island, fearing her wrath, agreed to produce the ten tons of candy she orders every month. It is common knowledge to everyone in the New World that Big Mom’s “invitation” to her tea parties is in name only, and that it is a summon order that, if declined, would result the invitee to be choked with regret. Refusal would result in the invitee being sent a box containing the head of someone they personally know, even if that person is someone of notable strength or in another part of the sea beyond the Calm Belts and Red Line, demonstrating how far reaching the crew’s power is.

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They also have multiple ships and allies, some of which were sunk by Eustass Kid. After Whitebeard died, the Sun Pirates apparently joined with them so Fishman Island would be under her protection, which increased the Big Mom Pirates’ power. Jinbe, however, is not really loyal to her and is thinking of leaving her. Also Capone Bege, a rookie pirate captain from The Worst Generation has aligned with the crew. A Single “Road Poneglyph” is currently within the possession of Charlotte Linlin and her crew.287nrrc (1)

Big Mom has also aligned herself with the Patriarch of the Vinsmoke Family and through him she has access to the Germa 66 who are said to be a an evil mythical army.287nrrc (1)

The Big Mom Pirates’ Jolly Roger is a skull with thick lips and wearing a pirate tricorne based on their captain’s appearance, on a fluffy background (which could represent Linlin’s hair in some fashion) with several candy canes crossed behind it (one on the right, three stacked together on the left), in place of normal crossbones. A tree is seen coming out of the cane on the bottom right.

Eleven Supernovas

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Sanji’s Haki

It was stated by Luffy that Sanji possesses Haki, when discussing it in the context of members of his crew who could fight Caesar Clown, a Logia user. Since Law was referring to the ability to coat themselves in armor, it confirms Sanji as a Busoshoku Haki user. However, Sanji did not actively display any of these abilities until the Punk Hazard Arc when searching for Kin’emon’s body using Kenbunshoku Haki.

Although it is unknown if he can use it, Sanji does know about Haoshoku Haki, something he (along with the rest of the crew) had not shown any knowledge of during the first half of the series. He, along with Zoro, has commented on Luffy’s ability to passively knock out half of Hody’s men, noting that he actually possesses it. It was also hinted at during the Fishman Island Arc, that both he and Zoro possess Kenbunshoku Haki when asked by Luffy if the pair could sense a “wild animal” in the Ryugu Palace, which they both answered that they could.

Kenbunshoku Haki

Kenbunshoku Haki is Sanji’s speciality concerning Haki. When helping Kin’emon recover his torso from within the lake on Punk Hazard, Sanji actively used Kenbunshoku Haki in order to locate the samurai’s torso within the dark water. Sanji seems to be really proficent using this kind of Haki, as being able to perceive Tashigi being beaten by Vergo despite the long distance between them, detect a sniper at a 16 mts. rooftop and act before him, finding the Thousand Sunny (with some of their crewmates aboard) in the middle of the sea or even to tell people’s true intentions the first time they meet (as with Kin’emon or Viola). He was also able to sense Nekomamushi’s aura from within Capone Bege’s body during the Zou Arc.

Eleven Supernovas’ Evolution

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