Yeah, we rarely ever get a person in the present time eat a devil fruit, so it would be interesting if Carrot found one. Yeah, that is an interesting combination. So, if Yamato/Carrot represent the moon, does Jinbei represent the Sun?
The Moon and Sun symbolism was a common argument for many Carrot supporters, not to say if you look closer, Carrot and Jinbei are also prime opposites in terms of character and personality. There was this fanart that showed Carrot representing the moon and Jinbei representing the sun. But with Yamato joining, that means the moon represents both Carrot and Yamato, meaning Jinbei needs one more person to equalize. It goes back to the whole Four Road Poneglyph idea I read on Worstgen, because if that ends up being a thing, we already have three people representing 3 out of the 4 RPs. Only one is left.
And here is another nice thing. If this is true, the last person to join would be someone from Elbaf I presume and that person would represent the Sun, seeing as Elbaf giants worship it as a god. That would complete the Sun and Moon Symbolism with each having two people on the Straw Hats:
The Moon = Carrot and Yamato
The Sun = Jinbe and ????
I think you are on to something. With her abilities being Ice, maybe that sorta relates to the Moon, I don't know. What do you think?
I think that its pretty possible. You got Wano which is heavily moon-themed and its guardian deity is a wolf, and wolves are heavily associated with the moon. That is just a fact. As for ice powers related to the moon, well, I mean there's icy moons in the universe, but for our own Moon, its generally known that said object is both extremely cold and extremely hot. This comes from the scientific fact that one half of the moon is shrouded in darkness, thus explaining the cold aspect, and the other is bathed in the Sun's radiation fully as the moon has no atmosphere to protect from said radiation, thus explaining the hot aspect.
Its why Yamato's attack had the name "Glacier" in it, and looked like flames. Albeit not confirmed of course, the flames can thus be ice, as in lunar flames. And contrary to popular belief, extreme cold burns painfully. And as last chapter showed, Yamato's flames clashed equally with Kaido's own, and in in addition formed a sort of Yin-Yang symbol.
The Sun and the Moon are often associated with Yin and Yang. In this case, the Moon is fighting against the Sun that is Kaido and equalizing the match.
Now thinking about it further, the moon symbolism is even more apt for Yamato. Why? Well look back at the part where Yamato has been shackled all life under Kaido? That part can represent the dark side of the moon, and the flames Yamato attacked with, can be the bright side of the moon, waking up and freeing itself from Kaido's shackles.
That is a very interesting way to determine new people joining. I guess it is just hard to see having more characters join the crew, unless Oda decided to be unpredictable when he said made Luffy say about having ten crewmembers plus himself. I guess we have to see!
To be fair, I didn't even think of it. I only read about the Poneglyph idea on Worstgen, and funny enough, it actually makes sense (than most theories out there). Also, if we are going with the animal theme, the fourth possible and last member may be another animal-based character.
I mean, if this ends up being true with Carrot and Yamato joining and representing their respective RPs, you have a rabbit, a wolf and a fish in the crew. Maybe the next could be a cat-themed character? Maybe a Lion-Zoan just go with the Sun symbolism, hehe, seeing as Lions are the common creatures to be associated with the Sun, as how wolves are associated with the Moon.
(maybe Pekoms joining the Straw Hats in Elbaf regarding the stuff regarding Big Mom still? Meaning two minks –-:ninja:)
This is why I don't choose between Yamato and Carrot. I choose both. Luffy's statement was that "he at least wanted 10 crew members". That, to me, screams "a minimum requirement", not a "maximum"