THE INHERITED WILL, "ONE PIECE"
I've actually posted this theory 4 years ago here but that one lacks supporting facts. So I'm gonna post it again with supporting facts and a few ilustrations.
This is gonna be a very long read but I guarantee It will be worth your while.
"THE VOID CENTURY"
Let’s summarize things first :
As we know, there was an age called “The Void Century” in OP’s world timeline. Except Roger’s pirate, not a single living soul on this planet have any idea what the really happened within that gap.
However an Oharan archelogoist, Profesor Clover, had a slight hint about it. He told us that in that time there was once stood a prosperous and powerful ancient kingdom that ruled over the ocean. However, They had a certain enemy. This enemy felt threaten by the kingdoms existence and their certain ‘policy’. So then they invaded the kingdom and succeded. The kingdom was fallen to shred and somehow, the enemy managed to wipe out every single information about them from history.
Coincidentally, The end of the kingdom’s reign also marked the end of The Void Century. At the same time, an organization called The World Government was built for the first time. Clover had a theory that the WG was none other than the enemy itself.
Now let’s enter the theory :
"THE HIDDEN PATTERN"
There are 3 things that cannot be stopped :
The Flow of Time
As long as people continue to seek the true meaning of freedom, they will never ceased to be!
– Gol D. Roger --_
As these words first appeared in chapter 100, they seems pretty meaningless tome. I took them as nothing more than some random cool quotes.
However, as sthe story goes deeper, I realized (and some of you might have figured it out as well) that One Piece story has been consistenly following those 3 things : Man’s Dream, The Flow of Time, Inherited Will.
Let’s see :
1. Hiluluk's Sakura
Hiluluk had an impossible goal, and that was to create a panacea capable of curing all kind of diseases or ilness. however his experiments were keep failing and failing for 30 years. though eventually, Hiluluk's Sakura was bloomed, it is still not a miracle cure. Chopper who greatly respect to Dr. Hiluluk inherited these will by setting sail and joining Luffy.
2. Golden Bell of Shandorian
Two best friends parted away on the shores of Jaya. Their friendship didn’t end here, they promised to meet again someday. Calgara kept ringing the golden bell so his friend wouldn't get lost in his way there. Unfortunately, the fate decided to send Island of Jaya 10.000 m above the sky. Calgara died in the war, while Norland was executed in his hometown. Their promise were totally buried.
400 years later, a boy named Luffy succesfully found and ring the long lost bell, thus fulfilling the forgotten promise.
3. All Blue
Zeff wanted to find the legendary all blue, but a year of sailing the grand line hasn’t bear him any fruit. However he was still pretty assured that the ocean exists somewhere in this world, so he inherited his dream to Sanji, hoping that Sanji will achieve his dream someday in the future.
I only picked 3 examples, but there are actually more of them. So, anyone captured the big picture I’m getting at? or not? well, Here is what I meant :
1. in the past, there’s someone who had a certain dream/desire/promise, but for a reason or two they didn’t manage to complete it (Man’s Dream)
2. the dream was delayed for many years (The Flow of Time)
3. Eventually, there will be someone in the future who will complete his/her dream (Inherited Will)
That’s right, starting from the first chapter up till now, the storyline has ALWAYS been following this very pattern. I’m quite surprised myself, we’ve been through this pattern over and over again, though I’m sure fery few people are awared of it. I call it “the golden pattern” (because Gold Roger created it).
This made me think, wouldn’t Roger has the pattern of his own as well? My curiosity was finally answered in chapter 576.
So apperantly Roger had this will, a will that has been inherited for hundred years. And he waited for certain somoene to carry on this will… somehow it also has something to do with One Piece.
So what’s is this all about? What was Roger’s will exactly?
The Golden Pattern (starting from here everything is 100% theory)
Roger’s will that Whitebeard was talking about, it actually wasn’t his original will. Roger inherited it as well from waaay back then, from 800 years ago to be precised. Yes, it was originally the will of The Ancient Kingdom (let’s call it AK from now on).
The AK was a big kingdom, it ruled over almost the whole world (just like WG does now). They apparently also had a pretty-advanced civilization. One could say that there’s almost nothing they couldn’t achieve with everthing they got at the time.
However they had an issue. As we know, the planet of OP contains of big four seas, east, west, north, and south, each were separated by the Red Line and the Grand Line. The AK saw Red Line and Grand Line as a big obstacle because they have been been preventing people from traveling from one sea to another, thus preventing the AK from reaching its full prosperity as well.
And So they made this project, an insane one, but has to be done. The project was about eliminating the Red Line and Grand Line to fuse the 4 seas into one big ocean, the united ocean. The called it the project of “One Piece”. In order to do so, they started to build some weapons which will be strong enough to destroy the red line (later called Ancient Weapons)
It turned out that not everybody was pleased by this project.. you know, politics. Some other kingdoms were totally against it, they smell a conspiracy was playing behind it. But the AK stood their ground no matter what. Guess what happened next? a huge war broke out. It’s the AK vs 20 kingdoms who were against the prject of "One Piece”.
The 20 kingdoms came out as the victor and they declared themselves as The World Government. Meanwhile the AK was reduced to shred, along with all their historiy, and the “One Piece” project was never heard again since then.
THE FLOW OF TIME
Unexpectedly, The AK has anticipated their downfall. Before the war begun they had carved historical notes on these certain metals which as hard as diamond(later called the poneglyphs) and hid them throughout the world, along with the weapons they’ve built. The AK really wanted to make sure that their desire wouldn’t die in case of anything bad happened to them.
the WG was mad with this fact and completetely prohibit any form of poneglyph dechipering.
but it's too late, the will has been passing through ages since then… silently waiting for someone to recieve the massage.
THE INHERITED WILL
800 years has passed, a pirate named Roger sucessfully reach Raftel and discovered the true history. He knows exactly what to do, but unfortunately his body didn’t allow him to… he had this incurable disease, remember? whereas the project needs a lot of power and time to complete, 2 things that Roger didn’t have that time.
Therefore, he decided to create The Golden Age of Piracy instead, hoping that there will appear someone who is strong and righteous enough to complete the massage in his place.
Who will be that ‘someone’? I think we all know the answer.
"THE PROJECT OF ONE PIECE"
Now… how exactly does this project work? Will fusing 4 seas into a united ocean make Luffy’s journey worthy?
Let me explain it… It’s gonna be a bit technical so I’ll include some ilustrations.
So here is roughly how the globe looks like.
Chapter 51, page 4
Chapter 71, page 4
And this is the flat(word?) version :
The idea of “One Piece” is to create a united ocean, a perfect ocean to sail. Therefore we have two jobs : fusing all the seas into one and eliminating Grand Line abnormality. GL’s abnormality? Is that even possible?
Apparently it is possible for the AK scientists. The trick is destroy a spot where every sea on the planet (north, west, east, south, grand line, new world, and calm belt) meet in one place. There is a spot like that? Actually, there are two, and both need to be destroyed. The two spots are reverse mountain and mariejoa/fishman island.
a simple ilustration :
! Reverse Mountain
And here is the meeting spot, the circled area one :
Think for a moment there… It made sense right? Mariejoa/fishman island also has a similar geography (minus the reverse canals).
The meeting spot are set. Next, the ancient weapons will do their job : annihilating those spots.
Ok let’s do it to reverse mountain first… FIRE IN THE HOLE!!
Even with the mighty power of the ancient weapons, the annihilation must be calculated and done correctly to get the wanted effect. If succeed, this what will happen next :
Losing a huge mass of land, The sea became even more unstable than before, a big whirlpool will appeared on the center of destruction spot, storms and tidal wave occuring everywhere. However they’re only temporary, after a couple days the raging storm shall be subsided.
And then, the magic began…
disastrous random-weather on grand line and NW suddenly doesn’t occur anymore
the magnetic field which make a normal compass useless are completely gone
Even the wind starting to blow on Calm Belt
How about sea monsters? Well, this is the time where Poseidon come to play. The Poseidon has fully taken control of the sea king and make them some kind of ‘police’ of the ocean to prevent other sea monsters from going wild. (yes I do think this is very possible)
The ideal united ocean is finally created . The project of One Piece officialy succeeded!!
But is that it???
It’s not. There’s actually one more after-effect, and it’s the most important one.
The big whirlpool that appeared after the destruction of reverse mountain, It happened because the water mass of the four seas simultaneously flowed into the center of destruction – the place where reverse mountain was stood once. Logically, that means every kind of living things which originally lives in four seas were brought there as well. You literally could find every fish species from all over the world here.
Wait, was that sounds familiar? Exactly, the destruction spot has became that legendary mythical sea…
! The Legendary ALL BLUE
The United Ocean and the legendary All Blue
At least 6 of Strawhats’s dream will be accomplished because of these achievementt.
! Luffy -> he wanted to be the pirate king, “the man who has the most freedom in the ocean”. now that the ocean has been united, Luffy has literally achieved this feat.
! Sanji -> it's obvious, he finally found the All Blue
! Nami -> now that the entire ocean is free to sail, drawing world map is not so impossible anymore
! Franky -> same reason with Nami, Sunny now can travel all over the world
! Robin -> all of this happened because she found out the true history
! Brook -> Ever wonder how Brook will return to the Twin Cape to meet Laboon? It seems impossible because the reverse mountain was in the way. But now, it’s GONE! They’ll meet again with ease, Bink’s Sake will be played along their emotional reunion. It will be a perfect moment.
! How do you think??
Now how about the spot at mariejo/fishman island ??
“THE PROMISED DAY”
This mermaid… she didn’t lie at all. nor she’s wrong. She was actually foreseeing the event we’ve been talking about : the project of One Piece. And It is indeed Luffy who will trigger the event.
The ancestor of FI were actually well awared of this upcoming event.
How so? Here’s another theory : Joy Boy, he was actually the king of the AK.
Ok I know that sounds so random. There’s a theory for that but let’s save it for later…
Like a said, destroying both reverse mountain and fishman island is a must to complet the project. Therefore, King Joy Boy made a proposal of destroying FI to the former mermaid princess, Poseidon. She agreed but as an exchange she asked Joy Boy to move her people to a better place on the surface. Joy Boy gave a nod and started building Noah Arc afterwards.
Joy Boy managed to finish Noah but short after his kingdom lost a great battle against the 20 kingdoms. The promised cannot be fullfilled and he apoligized to Poseidon through poneglyph. However he still promised her “that day” would eventually come in the future, the day when fishmen and mermen live under the sun.
(You see that Oda used the another “golden pattern” again here)
Conclusion : “The promised day” and madam shirley’s prediction, they are actually the same thing.
The scenario is pretty simple : at “the promised day” Luffy will trigger the attack on the destruction spot, but before that, Shirahoshi will command the seaking to move all of the FI’s citizen to a safer place (by using Noah).
Once destroyed, the same magic which happened to reverse mountain spot will also be happened here. The All Blue will appear, replacing the destruction spot. mermen and fishmen will move here later and make a brand new civilization around the Sunny Tree of Eve (if Sunny Tree has the same reputation with Adam tree, it will completely survive the destruction. There are ilustrations for this but I lost it somewhere ).
Meanwhile, this also marked the end of WG’s reign because Mariejoa --the prime symbol of WG-- was buried alongside FI in the process. Luffy finally won his war against the WG.
rough chronolgy :
Mariejoa and FI
! If you look from above, both mariejoa and fishman island are located on the same place. Destruction are inevitable for both.
initial state of FI
! A = Sunny Tree of Eve
B = the Red Line
C = underwater part of Red Line
D = Fishman Island
E = underwater cave
F = holy land Mariejoa
Pluton doing its job
the after effects
! A = Sunny Tree – it completely survived the destruction
B = the place where merfolks will build their new civilizations
C = All Blue
D = Red Line's debris
Why no one could Reach Raftel?
! Let's get back to chapter 301, read carefully…
! http://i1.mangapanda.com/one-piece/301/one-piece-60964.jpgnow look at the last page, "this also means I must follow the guidance the tablets I have read so far… to the ending point of Grand Line, Raftel!!"
! I think Robin implied that the poneglyphs held 'the key' to Raftel. In other words, Raftel couldn't be reached by any ordinary mean. The only way to get there lies on poneglyph, and you must read all of them (it would be some sort of jigsaw puzzle if you ask me... you have to collect them all and rearrange it to get the big picture.) That's why not a single soul could reach it since Roger, because none of them are able to dechiper the texts.
! so what's the deal with Raftel? What lies in there must be the final answer of the true history, as well as the trigger of "the big war" that epicbeard was talking about. well, at least that's how I see it.
Joy Boy = the king of Ancient Kingdom??
! some theories around were based on real life references, this will be one of them. It’s not mine though, it’s my friend’s at local one piece forum. His username is BonneySHP11st, so all the credits goes to him.
! In Indonesian’s history there was once stood a hindu kingdom named The Kingdom of Kediri. The kingdom was pretty known here, particularly because we study about it in high school.
! Apparently, the kingdom has some paralel similarites with the ancient kingdom in One Piece. Here they are :
! 1. The kingdom ruled over the eastern javanese from AD 1042 to 1222. It reached its golden age from AD1130-1160 under the reign of its most known king. <- AD 1130 - 1160. that’s approximately 900-800 years ago.
! 2.The kingdom was remarkable for its well-known prophecy. It basically predicted the downfall of the kingdom, as well as the downfall of Indonesian’s archipelago to white and yellow race foreigners, then be glorious once again. The prophecy turned out to be true. <- not sure about this, but I think you can relate it to “the promised day” and shyarly’s prediction.
! 3.They left out 3 historical epigraphs, mainly tell about a big war beetween Pandawa and Kurawa clans <- you can relate it to poneglyphs and the war between the AK and 20 kingdoms
! Despite the similaraities, they could be mere coincidence. I mean, it’s not like Kediri was the only kingdom in the world which ruled around that time, nor it’s the only kingdom that left out epigraphs and prophecy. The similarities were not really that convincing either…
! However, the name of its most known king, it’s the one that strike me the most. His name was King Joyoboyo.
! when you first heard about “Joy Boy” did it ring any bell for you? I bet it didn’t. I mean, did the name sound so random, lol.(There was a thought about Joy Boy being an okama name but that couldn’t be serious.)
! Reference wise, I didn’t recall anyone managed to find a real person named Joy Boy or anything close to that who might be related… well, until my friend posted this theory.
! Kediri and king Joyoboyo have been quite known here, though I believe very few foreigners know about it. However Oda is genius and unexpectable when it comes to using reference, so this might be plausible.
! P.S : you can find informations about Joyoboyo on wiki
! all credits to BonneySHP11st kaskus.
Welll that’s it folks… Sorry for bad english. The theory was hard enough to explain in Indonesian(my mother language), so I didn’t expect to do it better in english.^^ But I really hope you guys understand what I’m trying to explain.
I am awared that this theory has so many weaknesses but I believe it also makes perfect sense to some point so… let’s discuss!