@Monquito said in Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 9 - Yamato vs. The World):
This is something we dont know at all cause evidently Oda doesnt care enough for the Minks to elaborate further.
We never knew if there was any familiar relationship between the previous Zou ruler with Inu and Neko, and neither we know if there's any between Inu, Neko and Carrot, we dont know if there exists a royal family at all. Chapter 1056 kinda implies that their usual methodology to choose a King is based on experience in the outside world.
That might be the reason why they're invoking Pedro's will, as the leader of Nox, and having explored several places in search for other poneglyphs, Pedro was very likely next in line to become a king, and in his absense, now is Carrot.
Yeah, the Minks seem to look up to people and encourage other Minks to be leaders depending on how impressive they feel their accomplishments, experience, and potential is.