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

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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 913 – Basil Hawkins VS Zoro

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Zoro is such a badass, so glad to have him back in the focus

How does Hawkins get people to follow him when the main purpose for their inclusion is to serve as bodies taking damage for Hawkins? Whenever Hawkins is damaged, that damage transfers over to one of the bodies he has targeted with his Devil Fruit ability. Surely if people knew what fate awaited them if they were to associate with Hawkins, one would think it would be hard to find people ready to follow Hawkins. Do those followers not know about Hawkins’s Devil Fruit or are they that committed? Hopefully this arc expands on that because I am very curious to learn more about Hawkins’s backstory.

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One Piece Chapter 912 – The Wastelands

And here I was sad that I wouldn’t get to see Zoro until we get deeper into this arc. What a welcome surprise to have Zoro back in the focus so soon since the start of this arc. Even better is the fact that the two strongest Straw Hat Pirates are together and find themselves in a very precarious situation having encountered Basil Hawkins and his lackeys. What will the result of their meeting be and does Hawkins have a plan beyond survival in regards to siding with Kaido?

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One Piece Chapter 911 – Adventure Within Wano Kuni

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Not long now before the crew are back together

As expected, the Beast Pirates are within Wano Kuni and it didn’t take long before they were introduced within the arc story. Kaido currently has some factories set up within Wano Kuni producing something not yet currently revealed – Weapons? Chemicals? Ships? What was surprising was seeing the leader in charge of the group scouting the area of Wano Kuni where Luffy landed being Basil Hawkins.

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One Piece Chapter 910 – The Adventure On The Way To Wano Kuni

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Somehow I think the Straw Hat Pirates took the hard way – I mean adventurous route =P

Oh Luffy, the seas really love you. If you were a different pirate, your ship, your crew and you would have ended sinking down towards the bottom if the ocean. This chapter had a Reverse Mountain-esque feel to it and as it was back then, Luffy was key in finding an absurd solution to an illogical, impossible scenario. And thanks to Luffy grabbing onto two monster Carps capable of swimming up river, the Thousand Sunny ended up landing in Wano Kuni albeit on land and toppled and attacked by weird Wano beasts.

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One Piece Chapter 909 – Enter Wano Kuni

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Surely there’s a Poneglyph within that castle!

The aftermath of the events concerning the Reverie will have to wait as the focus has shifted to a country long built-up through the story and an arc every reader has anticipated since Ryuma made his appearance in Thriller Bark. The Wano Kuni Arc has begun. It has finally begun!

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One Piece Chapter 908 – Im-sama

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The ruler of the World Government?

Of course the empty throne isn’t empty and the Tenryuubito have created the illusion of equality to fool the world into believing they have a voice willing to be heard. Unfortunately reality is a crueler mistress than most are willing to accept and beyond their own willful omissions, the deception of the Tenryuubito blankets the worlds narrow-mindedness into a state of comfort. Until the poison of reality begins to take noticeable effects on the individual, they remain blind to the suffering of others. But still, whirlwinds around the world creating waves have taken shape and begun to gain momentum.

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One Piece Chapter 907 – Otohime’s Efforts

It’s chapters like this that fans of manga and comics in general wait for. Every page was an event that continually added on what came before. From Big Mom and Kaidou’s relation which allowed them to rule the seas before Roger arrived, to their Captain who may not be dead and just dormant, to the Marines omission of stopping Big Mom and Kaidou from teaming up to take Straw Hat Luffy’s head, to the empty throne, to the arrival of the CP0, to the introduction of Donquixote Mjosgard.

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