THE FOUR FORMER BOUNTY HUNTERS – ZORO’S TOUGHEST FIGHTS

THE FOUR FORMER BOUNTY HUNTERS – ZORO’S TOUGHEST FIGHTS
The four strongest Bounty Hunters of West Blue, North Blue and South Blue. Their identity and role. I. East Blue – Roronoa Zoro the Pirate HunterZoro had quite the reputation as a “bounty” and “pirate hunter” throughout East Blue. It hasn’t been mentioned explicitely, but I think it’s safe to assume that he was... Read more »
July 25, 2017 / 0

12 Things You Should Know About The Eleven Supernovas

  • Before the timeskip, the combined bounties of all Eleven Supernovas equal to Beli 2,152,000,000, the highest combined amount of any known group. It is currently unknown what it is post-timeskip. With the information revealed so far, the collective amount is at Beli 3,430,000,000.
  • Of the Eleven Supernovas, all but two (Roronoa Zoro and Killer) are Devil Fruit users as well as captains of their respective crews.
  • There are four members who can use Busoshoku Haki: Monkey D. Luffy, Trafalgar D. Water Law, Roronoa Zoro, and X-Drake.
  • Monkey D. Luffy is the only known pirate of the Worst Generation that is able to use all three types of Haki.
  • Three members of this generation are confirmed D carriers, Monkey D. Luffy, Marshall D. Teach, and Trafalgar D. Water Law.
  • Capone Bege is the only known pirate of the Worst Generation to be a parent.
  • Zoro and Killer are the only members in the group who are not captains.
  • Four members of the Supernovas have bounties which tie: Luffy and Law at Beli 500,000,000 each and Hawkins and Zoro at Beli 320,000,000 each.
  • Aside from Killer and Luffy, all the others were named after real life pirates or privateers. While Oda did not intend it at the time, Luffy has a similar naval term via a “Luff”. This leaves Killer as the only one whose name has no link at all to any sea-based term or name, and Oda admitted in an SBS he was given his name out of pure laziness.
  • Oda drew of ten of the Supernovas (leaving out Zoro) after the two-year timeskip. Blackbeard is also left out of such a depiction.
  • In 72 Volume SBS, Oda drew the Eleven Supernovas (except Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro) as opposite gender. Blackbeard was drawn as a female along with the rest of Shichibukai in 76 Volume SBS.
  • In the SBS of Volume 64, Oda drew the Eleven Supernovas (except Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro) as children. Blackbeard was depicted as a child along with the rest of the Shichibukai in the previous SBS.

IS PUDDING SETTING UP THE BIG MOM PIRATES FOR THEIR DOWNFALL?

Pudding seems to be helping in the BMP biggest time of need… or is she setting them up?

So after Manga Chapter 873, there were a few things about Pudding ‘saving the day’ that make me think…

Is Pudding actually setting herself up for an escape from Big Mom?

When Pudding’s plan is introduced, the Big Mom Pirates are more or less at their wit’s end. With no way to create the wedding cake, they know that Big Mom’s rampage will not end anytime soon, and that most likely means the end of their home.

Then Pudding comes rushing in with a grand solution, but her conditions don’t sit well with me.

First, she asks to go to her home town, where she may have more than few tricks up her sleeve in the case of a betrayal or escape. Also, if I remember correctly, her town was one of the first places that the Straw Hats encountered upon entering Big Mom’s territory, so i’d imagine it is one of the border islands. This means it is an advantageous escape point, as it is close to open waters rather than deep in Big Mom’s territory.

Then she asks for Chiffon to help her. Hmmmm why Chiffon? With the entire Big Mom family around, you would think they would have some other options beside Chiffon cake (although maybe thats a wedding staple – i don’t know). Additionally, Chiffon is not exactly one of the most accessible family members to them at the time as she is most likely with Bege trying to escape at the moment and has effectively betrayed the family.

On that note, keep in mind that Chiffon is not sympathetic to her family or mother at all at this point. A few chapters back, she even felt bad that she felt no regret for plotting her mother’s assassination, and Pudding is no dummy. It is very possible that Pudding is already assuming that Chiffon had turned on the family and is factoring that into her plan. Chiffon was already hated by Big Mom, so having her husband try to assassinate her is not going to go well for her. She has no reason to go back or help.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Chiffon is Lola’s twin sister and had to bear the brunt of Big Mom’s hatred for Lola, which is a big reason she is more loyal to Bege than her family & Mother. Pudding and Lola were close, so I can only assume she was also close with Chiffon or at least felt a kinship. When pudding was going through her wedding psychology stuff, Oda focused a lot on Lola and Pudding’s relationship, and how Lola was driven off by her passion to make her own decisions.

So with Lola in mind, what did we just see unfold in front of our eyes with the wedding? Pudding and Sanji were to get married, and instead the Whole Cake Island was destroyed, the wedding was ruined, they lost Germa, they lost Big Mom’s mind, and the wedding cake was ruined. If Lola ruining the Giant marriage earned a death sentence and eternal hatred from Big Mom, what does this mean for Pudding? Is she so dumb to think that her inability to pull the trigger and kill Sanji will come without recourse? Once Big Mom realizes what happened, Pudding can only assume to get the same treatment that Lola did, but probably even worse. We’ve seen Big Mom kill other siblings of hers for even less.

There is also a connection with Pudding and Chiffon with Nitro, who is the homie who wears a Capone Bege hat. Coincidence? I am not sure how it fits exactly, but it is suspicious to a degree…

So my theory is that Pudding is now in self-preservation mode. All of her moves are made to give her options to escape…. if Big Mom destroys the Straw Hat Pirates, she will bank on the Fire Tank Pirates possibly still being around, so she asked for Chiffon to be brought to her immediately upon capture. If the Fire Tank Pirates get away, she can try to repair her reputation as much as possible with her Mother by making the cake, or she may just be asking for the rare ingredients so she can take them and use them for funding when/if she bails.

Part of this is a hunch on the ‘?!’ on the final panel after Pudding says she wants to ‘reward’ Big Mom for getting rid of Sanji and the Straw Hats. Her wanting to reward Big Mom for doing something shows that Pudding sees herself ‘above’ Big Mom in some way, and that is why I think she’s on the edge of turning her back on the family. She doesn’t seem to be on the same page as Big Mom, and I think this may be her opportunity to make a proper split.

A small side theory here is that she may also have used her ability on Big Mom at some point and saw what happened when she was young with Mother Caramel. Could she be trying to set up the family to get eaten along with the wedding cake in some way? Could Linlin wake up at the end of this arc on an empty Chocolat Town Island just like when Mother Caramel disappeared? I’m not sold on this side theory, but it’s fun to speculate :p

In conclusion, I feel like Pudding’s plan to help the family is more of a set-up for her and Chiffon (and possibly the FireTank Pirates as well) to get out of Big Mom’s influence as quickly as possible. If any two people will be blamed for this, it will be Pudding for botching the wedding and Chiffon for not reporting Bege’s assassination attempt. Chocolat Town is on the border of Big Mom’s territory, and Pudding could also be tricky with the Wedding cake and high-tail it out of there. Pudding is re-living Lola’s nightmare, and she knows the only way that Lola was able to survive was escape, so that is what I am speculating is her true goal.

*Theory by Marq Hogans

Shanks’ Endgame

Shanks is probably the Yonko that has the least endgame goals of all the Yonko. Shanks seems to be that person that is just having fun and partying with the people he likes and loves, while still desiring to be free and lawless. The fact that Shanks is such a laidback guy that isn’t actively pursuing more power, influence, allies or territory and still hold the rank of one of the four strongest pirates in the world, is pretty scary. It’s very unlikely that Shanks has any desire to become Pirate King, because as a former member of the Roger Pirates, he should have the clear advantage when it comes to finding Raftel and knowing the entity of the ‘One Piece’.

One possible endgame goal for Shanks might be that he is ‘guarding’ Raftel and the ‘One Piece’ until a suitable successor of Roger comes into play. It is possible that Shanks is blocking anyone from nearing Raftel, and he might even be guarding the ‘lost’ Road Poneglyph. If this is his endgame goal, it would explain why he isn’t actively pursuing anything except for having a good time, while still making sure that he and his crew are strong enough to compete with any other pirate crew in the world.

*by L.

Could Shiki be the Shogun from Wano?

A Wiki entry described the design of Shiki as a typical shogun design.
It also stated that Shiki is commanding a bestial crew similar to Kaido and in addition to that Shiki´s name is Shiki the Lion, which is also a reference to Kaido´s Crew full of beasts.

Then I remembered a cover page (631). The man on that page looked similar to Shiki, the man also wore a hat typical for Wano.Then I added 1 and 1 together and came up with the idea that Shiki is the Shogun from Wano, who killed Oden together with Kaido.

*Theory by PoorMansRose

10 Famous Mangakas drew Luffy in their own styles!

It’s always great fun to see different artists’ takes on a familiar character, and we hope you’ll enjoy seeing Luffy portrayed in the varied unique styles as much as we did.

Luffy drawn by Akira Toriyama (creator of Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball):

Luffy drawn by Masashi Kishimoto (creator of Naruto):

Luffy drawn by Tite Kubo (creator of Bleach):

Luffy drawn by Yuusuke Murata (illustrator of One Punch Man):

Luffy drawn by Takehiko Inoue (creator of Slam Dunk and Vagabond):

Luffy drawn by Katsura Hoshino (creator of D.Gray-man):

Luffy drawn by Kyousuke Usuta (creator of Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar):

Luffy drawn by Hiroyuki Takei (creator of Shaman King):

Luffy drawn by Yasuki Tanaka (creator of Kagijin):

Luffy drawn by Masaya Tokuhiro (creator of Jungle King Tar-chan):

One Piece Hollywood Live Action Tv Series Announced!

According to new reports from Yahoo! Japan, Eiichiro Oda has confirmed One Piece will be getting a live-action Hollywood adaptation in the form of a TV show.

Hiroyuki Nakano, editor-in-chief of publisher Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jumpanthology, appeared at an event at Tokyo Tower on July 21 to commemorate the manga’s 20th anniversary (One Piece’s first chapter was published in Weekly Shonen Jump in July of 1997). While there, Nakano made the shocking announcement that not only is a live-action One Piece TV series in the works, but that it’ll be produced in the U.S. Handling production on the series will be Tomorrow Studios, the production company which counts Marty Adelstein, producer of Prison Break, among its members and which is also working on a live-action adaptation of 1998 anime Cowboy Bebop.

At the event, a statement from Oda was presented, in which One Piece’s creator said:

“There have been talks of making a live-action One Piece movie many times over the past 20 years, and we began seriously perusing the idea three years ago. There were many twists and turns along the way, but we’ve found a good partner, coincidentally just as the manga’s 20th anniversary comes. I am very happy.”

Oda went on to say that he has placed a condition upon the live-action project, specifically that it “absolutely not betray the fans who have supported the franchise for 20 years.”

A statement from Adelstein was also presented, in which the producer said that he has been a fan of One Piece for 20 years. He also predicted that the live-action One Piece will be the most-expensive TV series ever produced, and that given the worldwide attention he expects the adaptation to receive, such investment will be well justified.

No details were provided regarding when the series would begin airing, nor which parts of the 872-chapter (and growing) One Piece manga would be adapted.

Via en.rocketnews24.com

Admiral Ryokugyu and His Devil Fruit Power Theory

As we all know after the timeskip there was a major change in the marine structures. After the great battle on Punk Hazard between the two admirals, Aokiji and Akainu, the former one was elected Fleet Admiral while Aokiji defected, thus leaving two vacant positions. The first one was taken by Admiral Fujitora that replaced Aokiji and the second one by Admiral Ryokugyu. The last admiral is the only one we got no info and thus I’d like to speculate a bit on his powers but first we lay down quickly the knwon facts:

The first three admirals were inspired by the legend of Momotaro as follows:
•Aokiji – Blue Pheasant- with blue representing the power of ice and pheasant his lad back personality
•Kizaru- Yellow Monkey- yellow the colour of light and monkey for his irresponsible personality
•Akainu- Red Dog- red for the power of magma and dog for him being loyal but persistent

•The new admiral Fujitora- Purple Tiger- purple the colour of his gravity attacks and tiger for his fierce character

Also we see a major change in the power theme with Fujitora changing from a Logia to a Paramecia and this implies a great consequence for Ryokugyu’s new power. There are two famous speculations. It either goes to the science theme or to the three fruits theme.By the above logic:
•Ryokugyu- Green Bull- green for his power(also aestheticaly even the colouring of his attacks like in Fujitora’s case) and Bull for his personality as a hotheaded guy.
As we all know the colour green in japanese culture but even abroad is asociated with nature, fertility, youth, vitality. Also the colour green in japanese is midori which means vegetation.
Now, we must get something clear: if the power goes by the science theme it would be a paramecia or logia, I believe, but the zoan theory seems more plausible for me because it completes the new trio and it also gives a sort of equilibrum because we haven’t seen such a strong guy in the marines that has a zoan type so I’m going with this hypothesis. Now, if he bears a zoan type fruit there is a slight change in the meaning different of the other admirals. If he is a zoan he should fall in the class of bovines as his monkier suggests because you can’t nickname him Green Bull and give him another animal type; it just wouldn’t make any sense. Thereby I got two versions of his zoan type fruit:

1- Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: AurochsThe aurochs is a famous extint type of wild cattle and is the ancestor of domestic cattle which was extincted around 1627. He had an average height at the shoulders of 155-180cm in bulls and 135-155cm in cows, with horns at 80cm length and 20 cm girth. He was much heavier and bulker than the modern cattle with long athletic legs and strong leg and neck muscles.
Now this goes for the standart bovine zoan he might have and the fact it’s ancient zoan makes its raw strength and physical power quite formidable.

2- Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: HakutakuThe Bai Ze, or as it is known in Japan, hakutaku is a mythical creature with a bovine body with nine eyes and six horns arranged in set of three and which is quite knowledgable and intelligent. Also in one account it once appeared in Mount Tateyama and predicted that a deadly plague would sweep through in the next few years and prescribed that its own image be used as a talisman to ward off the disease, and since then the hakutaku has been worshiped as a guardian spirit of herbal medicine.

Now this brings us to the analysis we made at the beginning that his powert will be themed after the colour green and how this colour correlates to vegetation and growth, virility. Since he got the power of the hakutaku he might be able to grow trees with healing powers, use nature based attacks except for his strength granted by his bovine nature. He might also “eat diseases” (as in the myth of the Bai Ze) or cure himself and on top of that he might even be a doctor in the marines by profession.
Hope you enjoyed!

Theory by Black Wing

THEORY MONKEY D. DRAGON – THE THUNDERBIRD

I think I’ve figured out Monkey D. Dragon’s devil fruit and can’t keep it to myself.
I was looking up mythical creatures and came across “Thunderbirds”. The Mythology comes from Native American culture.
So I basically learned they controlled the weather by flapping their wings and can shoot lightning bolts out of their eyes. This would explain all the abilities done so far.
Then I thought about his tattoo and if their could be any correlation between them.
First I looked up “Algonquin tattoo” because they believed in Thunderbirds and then typed in “Thunderbird symbol” and came up with these images:
These images explain the tattoos on his face.
So I kept searching for more info.
One video explained the Thunderbird could take the form of a man buy pulling back its mask/hood. The feathers would then form into a blanket that they wore. Which I think explains his cloak.
Then I came across this:

In this video (and others) I learned that in the later stages of the Thunderbird mythos it was said that they were featherless, which gave the appearance of a dinosaur or…
A DRAGON!!
Name explained.
*Theory by Patrick M.

ELBAF IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK

Elbaf will be a plot heavy arc just like Zou

Some people see Elbaf as a less important “filler” arc that has been hyped up through the story, but I’m here to tell you that it will be one of the most important plot driven arcs in the series just like Zou. Why? Poneglyphs!

Let’s remember that on Zou we found out about the creators of the poneglyphs, the Kozuki of Wano Kuni.

“800 years ago, in the Wano Country, a clan of stonemasons known as the Kozuki Family invented indestructible stone blocks for the purpose of recording important history on them while preventing it from being destroyed. Those stone blocks would become the Poneglyphs.” – One Piece Wiki

History was very important to the Kozuki and there were worried about losing it so they decided to carve it into indestructable stones. These stones were scattered all around the world to hide them from the world government.

The only question is….How did the Kozuki move the stones around the world??? These are giant, heavy, indestructible stones. They are not easy to move around! The answer is it was the giants of Elbaf that moved these stones! Why are the giants scattered around the world? Why don’t they just stay in Elbaf like the Samurai stay in Wano or the Minks in Zou or the Merfolk in Fishman Island (mostly). These are all persecuted races after all! Of course they would want to stay secluded away from the humans. The answer is that the giants were good friends with the Kozuki and they did what the Kozuki couldn’t do to save history! They hid them from the world government and spread them around the world.

This is foreshadowed by Oda in Jinbe’s cover story

Wadatsumi carries the poneglyph for Jinbe because it is much too heavy for any other race to move!

My theory is that the Elbaf arc will happen, not only because it has been foreshadowed by Oda, but because it will play a major role in the plot of One Piece and the story of the void century just like Zou and Wano.

Theory by Cpt.