Hello once again everyone and welcome back to yet another theory for your entertainment. This time I shall be discussing Smoker’s possible clash/confrontation with Jack.
Let me off on how this theory came to be. Its obvious that a bunch Oda’s characters has designs based off real people.
With this in mind, which real life person does Smoker look like? I originally thought Ben Beckman resembled this person but he more so resembles Steven Seagal like in the picture above but enough stalling.
Clint Eastwood or more specifically, his role in the movie White Hunter Black Hear that aired in 1990.
Notice the elephant in the picture? That fact that the movie has Smoker’s epithet of ‘White Hunter’? In this movie, Clint Eastwood plays a white hunter who becomes obsessed with hunting elephants and his friends tries to convince him to stop. Eastwood finally gets over his addiction by letting ONE elephant go, only for it to come back and kill his best friend. Does this sounds similar to Smoker hunting down every pirate that comes his way, Luffy being the ONE and only pirate to escape him and showing obsession by chasing Luffy throughout that Grand Line and New World simply because of pride?
Now then, a White Hunter is a professional hunter of European and American backgrounds(Smoker seems German and yes there are German White Hunters). White hunters derived their income from organizing and leading safaris for paying clients, or from the sale of ivory, which are the tusks and teeth of mammals and most notably, elephant and mammoth tusks(the most valuable kind). In fact, even the wordivory derives from the Egyptian word abu which means “elephant”.
Need more? Ivory is VERY valuable to the Chinese. White Hunters would collect ivory and sell it to the Chinese via the Silk Road, a trading route made famous by the Mongol Empire.
Now for Smoker to go for Jack, that means Smoker(and Tashigi) shall be returning in Zou or Wano right?…..right? Smoker and Tashigi were off to deliver the PH kids to Vegapunk and since it has been 12 days so far, surely they’ve already delivered the kids. Not only that, Smoker has a debt to repay.
It is essentially Smoker’s fault that Fujitora got banned from all marine bases.
1. Smoker believes in an eye for an eye and repaying his debts(he let Luffy go for saving his life)
2. Smoker believes the SH pirates are is to capture
3. Since Fujitora got revenge for Smoker and that it was the SH pirates that Fuji needs to get unbanned, the rebellious stray dog Smoker will kill two birds with one stone by finally capturing Luffy and helping Fujitora.
There is a chance that Smoker will arrive in Zou because as I said earlier, white hunters hunt mammals and Zou flourishes with them.
If its Wano instead, its good to know that Smoker draws direct references from the Japanese police of the Edo period. The main weapon of the Japanese police was the jitte.
For icing on the cake, Smoker resembles an Enenra, which is a japanese smoke demon(yokai) that can only be seen by the pure of heart.
I’ll end it with something interesting. Smoker’s DF is called the Moku Moku no mi but that has always bothered me. The literal translation of Smoke to Japanese is Kemuri. The literal translation of moku to English is wood, timber or trees and “Moku Moku” means many trees. I ound this interesting becuase the name of Smoker’s best friend Hina means sunshine and Tashigi’s sword Shigure means drizzle(literal translation).
So we have trees(Smoker), sunshine(Hina) and rain(Tashigi)…..trees need both sunshine and rain to grow but there will be no growing if there is a drought.
*Theory by Vandenreich