[Theory] One Piece – There’s Something About Monet (Nakama Theory)

One Piece - Monet - by teebohne

Monet the Harpy – art by teebohne

I really can’t help myself in pushing forward this theory as I have quite the obsession with Monet’s character. Although I will make an effort to be as objective as I possibly can, there will be a certain degree of bias driving me during my interpretation of the scenes which I will be using to support my theory surrounding Monet regarding her potential as a Straw Hat nakama candidate due to my obsession. Be it my delusion, hope, insanity, ego or something even more intangible, there is some incomprehensibly mysterious force compelling me to follow through with this desire.

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One Piece Chapter 939 – Advanced Busoshoku Haki

Hiyori finds out her brother is alive and on Wano Kuni

For the 20 years, Kouzuki Hiyori had to hide herself and act as someone unlike her true self, yet despite all that enduring and expression of resolve, she took a gamble with Zoro and revealed the truth to him. This decision by Hiyori wasn’t just a choice made on a whim, internally she carefully weighted up her options and felt Zoro was someone she could trust. And not only has Hiyori revealed the truth to Zoro but she appears have also let herself behave freely around a stranger she just recently met. Sure her true self has been pent-up behind her alias of Komurasaki but to let loose completely and place all her trust in Zoro with her secrets, Zoro must have made an unforgettable impression with Hiyori.

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One Piece Chapter 938 – Kozuki Hiyori

One Piece chapter 938 - Kozuki Hiyori

I am very curious to find out how Hiyori faked her death as Komurasaki

We finally get confirmation that Komurasaki is Hiyori! Even though it appeared that Kyoshiro slashed her and ultimately killed her, that performance was merely an act to fool those present in order to create am opportunity to escape in. I am also glad that Zoro is the first Straw Hat to meet Hiyori as Hiyori (not as Hiyori hidden behind her Komurasaki persona), which is what I expressed I wanted to happen several chapters ago (chapter 927) given Zoro’s overall importance within this arc as a Swordsman.

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One Piece Chapter 937 – Zoro VS Gyukimaru VS Kamazou

One Piece chapter 937 - Zoro's three sword style

Zoro at times really does seem like a demon

The legends of Ryuma has not only defined the man itself but the nation of Wano Kuni whose people were inspired by the many tales told about the greatest Samurai in their history. Ryuma conveyed to the world and to the nation of Wano Kuni the strength of the Samurai. The many enemies lining up to take advantage of Wano Kuni, including pirates and World Nobles were kept at bay by Ryuma and the rise in Samurai he inspired. Because of that movement Ryuma ignited, Wano Kuni still remains an independent nation and that is one of the reasons why Ryuma has been bestowed the title “Sword God”. With such a history behind Ryuma’s life, Zoro will have a major part to play in Wano Kuni’s future as the man who defeated Ryuma’s reanimated corpse and brought his blade, Shusui to Wano Kuni.

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One Piece Chapter 936 – Battle For Survival

One Piece chapter 936 - Luffy

Somehow I don’t think Queen is going to play “fair”

So there was a deeper relevance to the Sumo battle Luffy fought earlier in the arc against Urashima. To think that Luffy defeating Urashima will become a plot point at such a critical moment. The Beast Pirates don’t realise it yet but they are currently in the ring with the contestant whom defeated the Wano Kuni Sumo champion. The Haoshoku Haki was only an appetizer before Luffy displays his true Sumo prowess. Both the Beast Pirates and the prisoners will come to understand who Monkey D. Luffy is.

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One Piece Chapter 935 – Hyougoro And Luffy

One Piece chapter 935 - Luffy attacks the Prison Headliner

There is no prison that can confine the spirit of people like Luffy

Luffy’s straight forward personality and condensed outlook on life has led phim to attacking a Headliner in order to protect an old man called Hyougoro, who happens to be one of the people the Straw Hat Pirates require in order to rally a rebellion before their assault on Onigashima Island against Kaidou. Hyougoro is a man of legend within Wano Kuni who is deeply respected and beloved by many longing for the days before Orochi’s upheaval that cast the people’s reality into a nightmare of misery, hopelessness and despair. If the Straw Hat Pirates and their allies seek to establish a significant force to take on the Beast Pirates, they will require Luffy to escape with Hyougoro.

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One Piece Chapter 934 – The Past Is Not Forgotten

The different regions of Wano Kuni being separated by a river is very interesting

I can’t put my finger on it but something insanely massive is going to go down soon that should have been impossible and I am not talking about Kaidou being defeated because that was never impossible but rather just a matter of time. The build up seems too awkward to not have something happen to shake everything up. The Yonko need to really get how particular Luffy is and why he has made it this far into the New World without having to sacrifice his ideals and beliefs. The qualities that Luffy embodies is what made Whitebeard leave the New Age to the future generation. Will Kaidou and Big Mom see in Luffy what Shanks and Whitebeard saw?

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One Piece Chapter 933 – The Coy In Kyoshiro

One Piece chapter 933 - Kyoshiro cuts Komurasaki

I don’t know, that seems too well set-up…

First things first, Komurasaki is not dead. It may appear as if she was killed by Kyoshiro but as we know in One Piece, appearances can be grossly misleading. The exchange Kyoshiro and Komurasaki shared was unquestionably suspicious as if set-up for a moment just like this where they can use their fake identities to fool those around them. Kyoshiro may have stated that he was showing Komurasaki mercy as a Samurai but that was an excuse to detract suspicion away from himself. The current events illustrating Komurasaki being slashed and subsequently killed are all an act. Whether it is through a Devil Fruit or just great acting, Kyoshiro did not kill Komurasaki.

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