Here's the one in Black Clover
Here's the one in Black Clover
Someone on the One Piece Reddit made some connections between Big Moms kids and the children she ate. Not sure how much I buy into this, since it could be because of their influence on her. It seems like a clearer connection than when we were trying to line them up with the party guests.
I can't be the only one that thinks Jinbei's ability to get Luffy on track is broken on a level no devil fruit has ever approached. Like where does this series even go from here if our protagonist suddenly listens to reason and his nakama can plan for his unique approach to problem solving.
The other branch of WG powers is based in the sky islands we haven't seen and is considered the Air Force.
Kaido will have the Godzilla fruit and will attack Wano.
The drawback for Gear 4th will be old man Luffy. When he couldn't stop his bones from contracting he got smaller. This time when the air leaks out he's going to look like he's atrophied down to an old man. Foreshadowed by Lucy. "T-That old man beat Dolflamingo?!"
My wild guess for Gear 4 would be turning himself into a living impact dial. Able to absorb and concentrate any vibrations or force that's put into him and amplify it with his own strength. So if he blocks an attack he can absorb the power and send it back in a punch, or merely absorb the back force from his own punches and amplify each subsequent attack.
That being said the theories on taking advantage of his rubber muscles seems the most likely. Hockey puck Luffy, harder, faster but no stretching.
I think a lot of the DoFlamingo theories are a little over thought. If he really has the puppeteer fruit and we can't never see the wires above who he is controlling then he is probably dancing himself above the water. The ripples just show that waving motion that puppets do.
It also makes a lot of sense if everyone is right about about Robin and CoO Haki. She has been evading detection through observation for years. Her arrival at the archipelago basically showed her evading multiple agents.
Why would the marines bother sending their elite forces to lead a war against a single nation in a remote part of the world that's clearly resistant to outside influence and has never bothered them?
The government has far more important matters to deal with in the New World alone, and that's an incredible waste of manpower. Wano will be a strong country, but you're implying that the only reason the government doesn't go there is because they have no ranks that can par up to them.
Which is an enormous leap in logic.
Imagine if Fleet Admiral Akainu, enpowered by the world government to act independently, has completely wiped out the island of Wano in the time Kinemon has been gone. Sengoku and Garps generation don't seem like the type to attack a closed nation that poses no threat to the seas but Akainu is certainly the type to kill someone for not bowing to the WG.
By not having a place to return to it would eliminate the one of the strongest arguments used against Boa and to a lesser extent Jinbei.
That being said Noqankys isolationist idea seems to be perfect with what we've heard so far about Wano and it doesn't seem unlike Oda to explore the cons to that kind of policy based on Japanese history. For some reason I keep pictureing an island with a double Mount Fuji.