Ryokugyu theory

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Note: this theory is based on the assumption that Jinbe will join Strawhats. This theory is something I thought of after reading a comment about Ryokugyu as an admiral and how he could be.

Personality: We have so far seen many types of admirals in One Piece, what is missing is the crooked cop, the corrupt admiral that encapsulates and symbolizes all that is wrong with the marines. We have seen corrupt marines in the series so far (Nezumi, Morgan) which means its completely possible that higher ranking officers also are corrupt.

This would also fit well considering how the different admirals have their own justice:

  • Aokiji: Lazy Justice (acts when he absolutely has to)
  • Akainu: Absolute Justice (acts for the greater good with no concern for the means)
  • Kizaru: Random Justice (acts when he feel like doing it)
  • Fujitora: Blind Justice (acts when HE thinks its right)
  • Ryokugyu: Corrupt Justice (acts in his own interests)

Powers: Green is commonly associated with nature and earth and therefor I am going to assume that his powers is related to this. (Which type of power is not relevant just that it is related to earth)

Showdown: The reason I think this is a very possible theory is because his characteristics would fit extremely well in the following scenario. If we look at the latest opening in One Piece you can see the Strawhats taking on the admirals. Luffy vs Fleet admiral Sakazuki, Zoro vs Fujitora and Sanji vs Kizaru. Their powers match each other very well so in a final arc these are battles that likely would occur. This however means that the Strawhats will have to fight Ryokuyu too. The perfect opponent to the corrupt admiral would be Jinbe. As a fishman he have had to suffer the tyranny of mankind and the World Government. And to have a final showdown between the fishman and the man who who abuses the system that have been oppressing the fishmen would be very fitting. Even their powers would go well. Water vs Earth which also could be a symbol for the fishman vs human battle since the elements represent the habitats the different races live in.

TLDR: Ryokugyu is a crooked cop like those in every action movie.

Thank you for reading this excruciatingly poorly formated text and I would love to hear your opinion on the matter.

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  1. Firintiger123

    That actually makes a lot of sense XD

  2. Great theory! I only fear that there would be one too many antagonists at that point: Teach, Sakazuki, and now this guy. That isn’t really a bad thing, but I’d wonder how many guys Luffy would have to overcome to accomplish his goal. None the less, the more evil guys, the more interesting the show is!

    Apart from that, I read theories of Jinbe being the crew member that never was (some people think he’ll die before he joins). Perhaps a conflict with Big Mom might lead to it? What do you think?

    I also heard other theories of this admiral being a mythical/ancient zoan, of some minotaur/bull type (we’ve seen both) to fit his name and the paramecia/logia/missing powerful zoan power in the admiral powers. If he/she turns out to be a zoan type, we can except Kaido and Ryokugyu to bash heads, as Kaido’s arc has been foreshadowing a zoan motif.


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