Many of us, One piece lovers have their favourite theory about strawhat future nakama, many said that the next nakama is Jinbe and the future nakama is either Monet, Carrot, Pudding, Caesar, Pedro, Pekoms or Bellamy or Law but I’m disappointed because many of us do not consider one character to become the future nakama and he is none other than Mr. 2 Bon Kurei.
From all the people Luffy’s met, in my honest opinion Bon-chan is the most qualified to become the future nakama and I think he helped Luffy a lot more than any member of the strawhats because of all the hardships that he endured and sacrifices that he did for Luffy. Remember what he did in Alabasta? Mr selfless Bon-chan sacrificed himself to allow the strawhats to escape when they’re ambushed by captain Hina, Hina is targeting the strawhats and Bon-chan with his crew had plenty of chances to escape but for the sake of their friendship he just sacrifice his freedom for the freedom of the strawhats. He deserves to become the next nakama for that noble act alone but if you’re not satisfied for that reason here’s another reasons why he really deserves to become part of the crew.
When Luffy went to impel Down, He fought with Luffy without any hesitation to reach Ace. When Luffy attacked by Sphinx and several guards, Bentham disguised himself as Zoro then came to fight at Luffy’s side. After defeating the sphinx and a tearful reunion Bon-chan agreed to help Luffy to reach the level 5.
After Luffy’s deadly encounter to Magellan Luffy was poison-drenched and he was on the brink of death, Bentham put his plan into action. He decided to disguise himself as Hannyabal after defeating the real one. After their descent to level 5, Buggy and Galdino asked Bon-chan why he would do such a thing to save Luffy and he bluntly replied HE AND LUFFY ARE FRINEDS! AND THERE IS NO NEED FOR OTHER REASONS!
Before beginning their downward trek, Bon-chan (still the guise of Hannyabal) urged a medical team to help cure Luffy, giving them impression that the marines needed him alive but unfortunately they weren’t able to cure Luffy and Bon-chan decided to find Ivankov who is rumoured to perform medical miracles. With that, a newly emboldened Bon-chan set off for level 5, the Freezing hell. Bon-chan faced the beasts on in an unseen skirmish. Having bested his canine adversaries, he appeared at the cell where Luffy was kept, shirtless and covered in blood. Bon-chan determined to save Luffy. He then began asking inmates for directions of Ivankov. One of the inmates directed him to the forest, fully aware that a hungry wolf pack resided there.
After they were attacked of pack of wolves Bon-chan woke up, he found himself heavily bondage and lying in a closed building. He was shocked beyond all means, wondering where he was, how he got there and most importantly the condition and location of Luffy and Inazuma told him that he’s in Newkama Land hidden within the bowels of Impel Down then Ivankov revealed to him that his friend Luffy was confined in heavily barricaded room, where Luffy was undergoing the excruciatingly painful medical treatment to purge the poisons from his body , a procedure that should take up to two days, potentially making him late for Ace’s execution.
Bon-chan was deeply disturbed by the suffering Luffy endured and yearned for some way to share his agony, feeling guilty doing anything while Luffy endured such a hellish torture, but Iva told him that it was up to Luffy to survive or not. With this in mind, Bon-chan set it upon himself shout support for Luffy for hours on end, continuing to scream bloody long after his throat was completely raw and he had nearly exerted himself to the point of physical collapse.
THIS TOUCHING DISPLAY OF DEDICATED FRIENDSSHIP AND DEVOTION eventually inspired the initially sceptical newkama and even Ivankov himself to join in the act as a group and took up the stack for the drained and injured Bon-chan. After their constant cheering for the better half of a day, at long last a fully healed Luffy burst forth. AFTER LUFFY FINALLY RECOVERED, HIS VERY GOOD FRIEND BON-CHAN SUDDENLY COLLAPSED!
After Luffy finally recovered Ivankov learned that Luffy is Dragon’s son and he’s planning to save Ace then Iva with all the prisoners decided to help Luffy and after successfully defeating Impel down jail guards and officials from level 5 to 2 they arrive at level 1 and they encountered Magellan and Luffy and Galdino “Mr 3” fought him then Jinbe, Crocodile, Daz Bones and Buggy stole a marine ship.
Once Luffy and the others made it onto the battleship, they came across the issue of Gate of Justice standing shut before them. Before they could decide the best course of action, though, the gates began to open. It was then that the others realized that Bon-chan was missing, Jinbe hesitantly revealed to Luffy that Bon-chan had decided to stay behind disguised as Magellan in order to open the Gate of Justice, knowing it was the only possible way and SACRIFICING HIMSELF AGAIN!!!!!!! For Luffy and the others successful escape, BUT DID NOT WANT THE OTHERS TO BE AWARE OF THIS until after Jinbe begrudgingly broke this promise to Bon-chan by telling all this to Luffy and giving him a Baby Den Den Mushi to contact him with.
After completing his mission by opening the gates and destroying the mechanism that controls it, Bon-chan was confronted by real and shocked Magellan. He reverted to his normal self, ready to take Magellan’s judgment for the sake of his friendship with Luffy, However, before Magellan could attack, Luffy’s voice came over the Baby Den Den Mushi, ASKING WHY HE ALWAYS SACRIFICE HIMSELF TO SAVE LUFFY! But Bon-chan stoically attempted to remain silent. Luffy finally struggled to say that they were going and sadly thanked him. Sobbing profusely, Bon-chan grabbed the Baby Den Den Mushi and told Luffy to make sure that he saved his brother. Luffy and his band of escapees commend him, admitting they would have never survived if not for Bon-chan and tearfully cried out to him until they passed through the gate of justice.
Bon-chan then fought against enraged Magellan, who asked him if he had any last words, Bon-chan showing no fear and great pride in his actions. Proudly responded by saying that he had no regrets. L
Bon-chan showed us the real meaning of friendship and proved that he really deserves to become Luffy’s nakama.
Bon-chan survived his fight against Magellan but remained in Impel Down, He then became new “Queen”of Newkama Land in Impel Down Level 5.5 and he was shown dancing in frony of his followers.
Maybe you’re thinking how could Bon-chan possibly join the crew if he’s imprison, well by the stories we’re seeing right now, it seems the Through The Looking Glass Theory is not a theory anymore but it’s a fact. What happened in Dressrossa is pretty similar to Alabasta and the events and happening now in Whole Cake Island is quite similar to Thriller Bark. I wouldn’t be surprise if there will be an Impel Down Arc again in the future, Luffy saving again someone important to him like Sabo or maybe Luffy will be imprison and Sabo with the rest of the strawhats will rescue him and on their escape in Impel Down Luffy will have again an alliance with former schichibukai like what happened before when he had alliance to Crocodile and maybe Mingo will be his warlord ally when he escapes again.
What do you think guys? Who do you think the most deserving future nakama and join the strawhat main ship? Who’s the most qualified future nakama?
Was recently watching a theory about the North Blue. It goes into Mihawk and Doffy possibly going against Germa in the past. I thought more about who could’ve united those 2 and many others to do this. Now Mihawk has a high respect for Shanks. What exactly it is, I think I have an idea. I think it is the same power that he saw in Luffy. Goda possibly not only hinted at Shank’s character, but also put Luffy with BUGGY in this panel on purpose.
Buggy and Luffy got their fruits while Shanks was there.
I also wanted to speak on Oda choosing Usopp to be the 1 to wear the North Blue type head accessories. The headphones and ear pieces resemble those of the Vinsmokes. Maybe Usopp got his fashion sense from his dad’s friend, Lucky Roo. Sidenote : Lucky Roo and the doctor here share a resemblance.
If that is correct, there’s a chance that all those years back when Shanks was in the East Blue, he lead a group with a different objectives, similar to Luffy’s Impel Down-Marineford group, against Germa 66.
Sanji left his fam when he was 8. They were going for the East Blue at the moment.
Luffy met Shanks when he was 7.
Luffy is 2 years younger than Sanji. Luffy met Shanks 1 year after Sanji left. Shanks, if this theory is true, fought Germa 66 before meeting Luffy. They had a DF from the war as well. This DF is the Gomu Gomu Fruit. If you could provide any extra insight to add to this, or if there’s something I missed like an inaccuracy, please do.
This is Ragnar’s great video www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHvKidaMotM&t=2s
*Theory by Cockycent
When one thinks of Nami’s family, immediately Bellmere, Nojiko and Genzo come to mind. However, during the Arlong Park Arc we are given a glimpse of the meeting between Bellmere, Nojiko and Nami: an unnamed island burst into conflict and the Marines are on the scene. The conflict is particularly brutal and both sides take heavy damage, when Bellmere (a marine) notices a small girl carrying a baby away from the battlefield. Bellmere scoops the two of them into her arms and runs for the safety of the Navy ship, later bringing the two of them home with her to be raised in Cocoyashi Village.
While the drama between the villagers and the Arlong pirates was the center focus of the Arlong Park Arc, some questions remain unanswered after the flashback is revealed:
Where did Bellmere really meet Nami?
What sparked the conflict on this mystery island?
And most importantly, what happened to Nami’s TRUE family?
I think our answers may lie in a certain character that we met only recently. A character that has a history with one of the Straw Hats particularly, is a close friend of one of Luffy’s brothers, and already shows many similarities to our resident navigator.
Yes, I believe that Nami is not only related to, but is the younger sister of Koala.
I suppose TECHNICALLY we didn’t meet her recently. Though some may not have connected the dots, Revolutionary Army member Koala was first met during the Fishman Island arc, in which Jinbei was sharing stories of the legendary fishman Fisher Tiger. Koala was a young slave girl that was rescued at age 11 by Fisher Tiger, who later traveled with the Sun Pirates while they took Koala to her home island.
The manga and anime (from what I’ve found) are unclear on when she became a slave, but it can be guessed based on Aladine’s quote saying “the lifestyle of a slave was ingrained in her blood” that she was sucked into slavery at a very early age. It can also be guessed that since she had a homeland to return to with a mother waiting, she was not born into slavery, but in fact taken at a very young age.
After Koala is returned to her home island and Fisher Tiger is unjustly killed, we next hear of Koala in Dressrosa, where she has grown up considerably and found a home for herself among the Revolutionary Army. She has orange hair, has a small but curvaceous figure and can be seen being playful with Sabo during their mission, even to the point of angrily tugging on Sabo’s cheeks when he does something she doesn’t like.
This appearance and behavior are very, VERY reminiscent of a certain Straw Hat we know by the name of Nami.
At the time of my writing this, the manga is very deeply entrenched in the Whole Cake Island Arc, with the Wano Kuni Arc to follow shortly. While Sanji’s backstory is being more fully developed in the current arc, it’s safe to say based on Oda’s tendency to balance Sanji and Zoro that the following arc will feature Zoro’s more fully fleshed-out backstory (at least the pieces of his life before he appeared at the Dawn Island dojo).
My thoughts naturally came to the question “Who else has a backstory that hasn’t been fully explained?” Sanji’s is in the works, Zoro’s is (agreeably?) imminent, Usopp’s and Chopper’s seem pretty cut and dry, while Luffy and Robin had theirs cleared up after they were present in the story for a while, showing their early (and tragic) childhoods. All that remains in my eyes are Franky’s backstory that theory for another day, Brook’s backstory and, in some respects, Nami’s. I can’t be the only one that was dying to truly understand the reasons Nami and Nojiko were swept up in a battle between the Marines and some mysterious force.
So, to (finally) get to the theorizing bit: I believe that Koala and Nami lived together as young girls on the same island with their mother. Money-hungry pirates attacked their island to kidnap young potential slaves to be sold away on the black market. Koala is captured, but Nojiko carrying a baby Nami barely escapes capture, later meeting Bellmere who then raises the two in Cocoyashi Village. This mystery island is then much later the drop-off point for an 11-year-old Koala and the final resting place of the legendary Fisher Tiger.
Yeah, it’s a lot to take in. But if you think about it, the timing matches up.
Koala post-timeskip is 23 years old. Nami post-timeskip is 20 years old. It can be assumed that if their island was attacked by slave-hunting pirates, a 4- or 5-year-old girl would be a more likely target than a baby.
It isn’t until after Koala’s escort mission and Fisher Tiger’s death that Arlong, then a member of the Sun Pirates, breaks away from the Sun Pirates and forms the Arlong Pirates. They later sail for the East Blue and take residence in Cocoyashi Village, where a young Nami and Nojiko live. Nami can be estimated to be around 8 or 9 years old, which would match the 3-year age gap between herself and 11-year-old newly-freed Koala.
This is all before I even mention Koala’s role in the Revolutionary Army. Koala is an assistant Fishman Karate instructor in the Revolutionary Army. Her reason to teach Fishman Karate is self-evident in her history with the Sun Pirates, and her involvement with the Revolutionary Army can easily be chalked up to her disdain for racism between humans and fishmen, or a hatred she feels toward those that encourage slavery like the Celestial Dragons. However, another, far more personal reason could be behind why she would join the Revolutionary Army.
(Warning: Serious speculation can be found in the following paragraph, but I feel the potential for this idea was too strong not to include.)
After returning home from her days in slavery, Koala must have been caught up on all she missed while she was held captive, including the abduction of not just one, but BOTH of her mother’s daughters: one by slave traffickers, and the other by the Marines that swear to protect you. Growing up in that household would be an easy way to fuel the hatred of both the World Government AND the Marines. Joining the Revolutionary Army would be a no-brainer to anyone in that situation.
In conclusion, Nami’s parental history is shown to be that of Bellmere’s sacrifice for her adopted but no less loved children, but if what is happening in the Whole Cake Island Arc is proof of what’s to come, an extension of seemingly finished backstories is on the horizon, with Zoro’s quite possibly in the near future. I believe that there is much to be gleaned from Nami’s mysterious birth family and the events that drove her into Bellmere’s arms. I think that an explanation into why a conflict arose on her island and a potential tie-in of Koala’s history would be a perfect segue into the much-needed history of the Revolutionary Army and it’s strongest players, so in my opinion it’s only a matter of time until we get some solid evidence one way or another.
*Theory by Sonata D. Riley