I am hoping 4 years, but Elbaf alone will propably take 2, so 6-7 years.
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RE: How much time do you think is left before One Piece ends?
RE: Chapter 1030: Echoing the Impermanence of All Things
Apoo's crew looked sick, I wonder how they were gigantified.
RE: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 8 - Onigashima)
Monthly reminder that Yamato was introduced in the arc where we learn Kaido was just an Apprentice in Rocks, and the origins of other Pirate Apprentices' were explored in Oden's flashback. Also oddly has a mystical zoan fruit like a young Marco, or how Yamato is a powerhouse despite being a little naive like a young Kaido was sailing under Zebec.
Oda's never recycled crew positions, if Zoro is still fighter, Yamato wont be. Zoro has to proclaim his role as Vice Captain or First mate before Luffy pops the question, or guys I'm almost certain Yamato will be their Pirate Apprentice.
Just consider that strength and experience aren't mutually exclusive. Yamato at the moment is closer to a Samurai like Kinemon and others than a Pirate. This chapter confirms it, she's not fooling around or posing. But what does she know of sailing and adapting to new freakish environments we've come to know? Or braving a Buster call of Elite Marines?
Yes she's strong, but she's inexperienced how it concerns facets of adventuring as a Pirate. Oda logic = Apprentice who is really strong.
If she really is Oden then you are probably right. He too went around to adventures like an apprentice.
However the point that she doesn't have experience is moot, as Chopper too had none and adapted really quickly.
RE: Theories That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread v.2
Any one else think that volumes 99, 100 & 101 have shared title as they also share art work?
RE: Eiichiro Oda: "The story is in the final phase"
I can't get it out of my mind since I made my post so I'm going to need to write down what I think will happen from Wano onwards. I'll put it in a spoiler tag so people can ignore it if they want (although I'd be interested in others thoughts).
I love theorizing about headcanon and I think at least something what you thought about might very well happen in some form. Here's my view on this:
! Ace's grave
This was so obvious that I haven't even thought about this, of course Luffy would want to go visit Ace's grave at some point. I definitely think you are right about this happening right after Wano + the Weevil stuff. Adding retired Garp to the mix is kinda too much though unless Dragon too comes with them.
Big Mom will actually be defeated (at least temporarily) in this arc since the big banquet can't really happen if they have one of the Yonko running after them. She might return in Elbaf as a side-villain if her crew manages to escape with her.
The most interesting part what I think might happen is that Dragon and revolutionaries will come to Wano to fight off CP-0 from capturing Straw Hats and we will have the long awaited reunion of father and son (family seems to be a recurring theme in Wano so it would make sense) and on post Wano learn bits what happened during the reverie and we might have a mini-arc (God Valley) in our hands before Elbaf that ends with a visit to Ace's grave with Sabo and perhaps even Vivi too.
! I would love to see Law stay relevant to the story this way and take detour for the Poneglyph and make a promise to meet them at Lodestar, but it's way more likely that the final piece is safe at Elbaf or with Shanks (maybe both) and that the pirate alliance will end here.
My theory is that Vegapunk will be introduced after the banquet as Wano's borders will open and he will come with escorts to cure Smile epidemic. I mean why would Oda not make our lovable sword otaku visit Wano?
Vegapunk His own arc is definitely not happening in the sense, but he is clearly important character we will definitely see again after post Wano.
Gold Valley I can see this being a mini-arc about Revolutionaries, Vivi and mainly Dragon and his motives.
Shanks I suspect as much that it might go something like this, but just in Elbaf not after it. Elbaf Rather than having two arcs just for Big Mom, I think this will be mainly Shanks' arc and Blackbeard's partially since it will 100% sure to be all about honor and I really can't see it not anything less than at least 10 volume fable as it's literally GIANT island. I mean it could hold more top tier fights at once than we can imagine.
Although I think you are probably right about Big Mom and her crew getting demolished here (as a side mission), if she is not stopped during Wano. This could earn Straw Hats the respect of giants too so the supposedly antagonist Loki would turn to their ally.
I think Straw Hats will also fight Blackbeard Pirates for the first time here, but lose miserable and Shanks crew will fight them to their death (doesn't have to return hat this way).
! Lodestar My view is that this place is the literal graveyard of pirates where WG pulls all of their remaining man power against pirates that have made it this far to stop them from reaching Laugh Tale.
! **Laugh Tale/**Final War
This is mostly just pure headcanon orgy from my part as the final war at Marijoa might just be side characters along with Revolutionaries to storm Tenryuubito and their allies down.
The final war might not in a sense happen for Straw Hats aside from Robin at all unless Imu & Gorosei are actually pirates and owns the One Piece all along or that Blackbeard steals the One Piece and uses the Ancient "Weapons" to ally or subjugate Imu.
What I agree with you tho is that Red Line will fall on the spot Laboon had been bashing for 50 years as it will be a "romantic" to have the massive unbreakable thing fall while Binks Sake is sung. I don't know how, when or why, but it will happen. I also agree that Fishman Island will be destroyed as part of the grand plan meant for Ancient "Weapons".
! It could go like this: Blackbeard follows Straw Hats to Laugh Tale or the other way around and learn the history and everything then they will have their 2nd battle (first being their complete loss at Elbaf). They will lose again, but not as hard and Blackbeard will escape with info on Ancient "Weapons" and go on with his world domination plan. However Straw Hats will now have the real history and the info on how to use the Ancient "Weapons" like intended and goes on to stop Blackbeard at the heart of WG - Marijoa with help of all their friends. End result will be that is they win and fulfill the purpose of Ancient "Weapons" and then have one helluva party.