I think Oda is just recognizing his lack of attention to Kid among the supernova especially when he is suppose to be one of two main rivals to Luffy from that group but it seems that Kid basically had the fate Luffy would've had he not stopped to train for 2 years having learned his lesson from Saboady and failing to save Ace; Kid basically got his ass kicked all over the New World with some minor victories and then got betrayed.
I think the first showing of that is the strawhat level showing of Killer in this recent chapter. It's quite the leap in character building and hyping the character up.
I think Kid may get some sort of power up Enies Lobby style and beat up Big Mom a bit but not definitely beat her even with Law fighting with him.
Kid will get his focus and spotlight but I think it's just a start as to establish how Oda will use him in the future.
I had several interpretations of the tower card in the spoiler thread and after reading the leak chapter and official I see it as the typical outcome we all knew was going to happen. Hawkins was extremely reliant on his tarot reading and percentages of the alliance's chances against Kaido. Oda would lap back to it more than once. So it was only a matter of time that when going back again Hawkins would be shocked to see how things took a 180 and now he's on the losing side.
I think the card just points to Kaido's downfall mainly. The theme of the old generation falling to the new has been stressed aplenty but I don't think the theme just ends with this saga. Kid and Law will play their part in beating up Big Mom but I cant see her dying here or beaten to the point she's unconscious.
I have dabbled with the new notion (not yet a theory) that Kid will kill Kaido after Luffy beats him. Making that tower card have significance to several key characters.
But do you think Kidd will get a hint of Advanced CoC?. I don’t think Oda would put him equal to Luffy in this fight and shouldn’t but maybe give him a punch or two of CoC imbued vs Big Mom?.
I don’t think Big Mom will be taken down but she will not get her way through her own strength this time. I feel like there will be a big standoff at the end between forces who are against Luffy and forces who might be pro Luffy or just don’t want the anti Luffy forces to get their way. We are talking forces that are not currently in the fight, including Big Mom( as in she will be part of these forces). Big Mom’s pirates are still out there somewhere and they’re gonna show up at some point.
I think the News will be, even if Big Mom is not taken down here, Kaido and Big Mom defeated by the new Generation, and that might be what the tarot card represents.
In regards to Hawkings, he’s a big disappointment. Him, law and Drake had my interest till before the Wano Arc, never was a fan of Kidd but I understood his character presence in relationship to Luffy. Hawkings is just a mess. He might comeback with a changed perspective but I don’t want him to. He went too deep with his tarot cards survival percentage and his kowtowing and giving up to the strongest. The new Generation was about daring and challenging the old powers and he wasn’t about that.
I completely disagree on Kidd taking Kaido’s head. I don’t see that happening. I got my own theory which I have pointed out before. If anybody is gonna actually kill Kaido, that would be Blackbeard. I think Cariboo has been working and communicating with Blackbeard this whole time and he’s been helping the strawhats by orders of Blackbeard in the hope that Kaido gets soften and injured enough so he can pull the same trick he used at marine fort.