@realtenchu said in Chapter 1059: The Matter Involving Captain Koby:
Blackbeard said he’s been waiting for Boa’s power, I imagine for himself. The question here is, is this really that third fruit that everyone has speculated that Blackbeard is gonna get OR Blackbeard can get unlimited fruit powers?. If it’s the latter then Blackbeard has been really slow on bulking up and why the heck wouldn’t he go for Kaido’s and big mom?. He knew there was gonna be battle in wano.
I believe the boring answer is that Blackbeard only wanted Hancock's power because it was convenient for the story.
Oda wants to end this series, so the pieces for the final arc had to start moving - by any means. Characters need an incentive to participate in this upcoming mega war after all, or at the very least be organically woven back into the main story (so it doesn't feel completely random when they show up eventually).
Last chapter we learned how Buggy, Mihawk & Crocodile will be involved, now it was Hancock's and Coby's turn.