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How Sabo met Koala and Hack

R: When Koala fell around Robin’s neck, I came to like her (^o^). So concretely, under what circumstances did Koala, Sabo and Hack meet?

Oda: Hm, many people want to know about the life of these three. Once I start to tell you, there’ll be no end.

Firstly, there’s Sabo who was rescued by Dragon when he was around 10 years old. He then meets the Revolutionary Army and learned about the things happening in the world and their thoughts on it. Gradually, he also sympathizes with them.

That’s when he met Hack who, as a master of Fishman Karate, teaches martial arts to children without prospects, that are raised by the army. However, Sabo carries no memories, but he isn’t a boy anymore on a level such of someone who can still be taught something. Taken under Dragon’s wing, he shows great skills in combat and becomes stronger rapidly.

That is when Sabo is 13 years old. A 14 year old girl called Koala is brought along with Hack and joins the Revolutionary Army. (skipping some details) She takes Fishman Karate lessons under Hack and even becomes Master assistant. The obliging Hack and Koala, are together with Sabo, increasingly applied for missions as a team due to their good affinity.

Yes, the order of their encounter has this kind of vibe,. The story is broached in the anime, but I think there’s not much room to tell you everything. Please figure it yourself.

    The Training Ground of the CP9

    R: Oda-sensei, hello. I just have something I’d like to ask you. On the cover of Chapter 518, there you could see the home of the CP9. This looks like very similar to the east tower on the Jian Xin Yu in my hometown “Wenzhou” in China, so did you draw inspiration from it? I have to ask this.
    ugly_pplO: Oh, it’s that tower without a doubt. It’s the training ground of the CP9, and I thought for me, who has grown up in a generation of Kung Fu movies, a Chinese oriented setting would be fine. I assume that’s why I chose it. I intented to take my cue from far away landscapes, but I’m proud to know there live people who read One Piece. Thank you for the letter.

      The Holy Land of Mariejois’ Influence

      The Holy Land Mariejois is the capital of the World Government and functions as the primary path which individuals seeking to enter the other, far more tumultuous and dangerous side of the Grand Line, the New World, pass through. This route is open only to persons within the jurisdiction of the law; in other words, Marines and World Government agents. This elegant capital furthermore serves as the headquarters of the World Goverment, the main governing body of the One Piece world. Mariejois’ significance and unrivaled importance is also illustrated by the fact that the Reverie meets here on a regular basis in order to discuss current international events and propose and implement solutions.

      The Holy Land of Mariejois shows a very strong resemblance to the Château de Chambord, located in France. It is one of the world’s most recognizable châteaux because of its distinct French Renaissance architecture which was never completed. It was constructed by King François I.


        Concept Art of the Straw Hats Post-Timeskip

        Monkey D. Luffy

        Roronoa Zoro




        Tony Tony Chopper

        Nico Robin



          Sabo trained under Monkey D. Dragon!

          Sabo was 10 years old when Dragon took him under his wing. When he joined the Revolutionary Army, he had already accepted their ideals. So Hack, who was the training instructor for orphans, decided to teach Sabo as well. But unfortunately Sabo was already so strong, that there wasn’t anything Hack could teach him.. Finally, Sabo ended up taking the training from Dragon himself, and kept on becoming stronger and stronger along the years.

          When Sabo was 13 years old, Koala (age 14) joined the Revolutionary Army. Hack and Koala took good care of Sabo and they often undertook missions as a team.

          Source: SBS Volume 80


            CP0’S POWERS

            If CP0’s main trio that we saw in Dressrosa has Devil Fruit abilities, there is no doubt these will be incredibly powerful powers. Afterall, given their role and likely amount of power as the ultimate shield for the Tenryuubito and Gorosei against external threats, it would be ludicrous to think they would have less powerful Devil Fruits. Of course there is the possibility that they do not possess Devil Fruits, but I find this unlikely.

            One important thing to note is that AEGIS is a defensive ability that the Ancient Greek Gods possessed. This and other factors considered, I will rule out Logia Devil Fruit powers for the following reasons:

            • Rokushiki is most effectively used when a users body is enhanced, Logias do not do this, however, Paramecia can and Zoans always do
            • There is a limited number of Logia fruits Oda can use at this point

            Now, as I said, as Rokushiki is a heavily body-dependent fighting style, the members of CP0 all likely have very powerful Kenbunshoku and Busoshoku Haki.

            According to One Piece trivia, Oda has namedropped another Rokushiki technique called ‘Chokkai’, it’s name means ‘to bother’, although nothing more is known, whether Oda is joking or not is also questionable. If Oda is being truthful about this, having not seen this technique before, we will likely see CP0 using this. If Chokkai is real I suspect the technique will involve after images and immense speed the same way Rokuogan involved immense strength.

            From what we know so far, this is a list of abilities they likely have:

            • Busoshoku Haki
            • Kenbunshoku Haki
            • Chokkai
            • Rokuogan
            • Kami-e
            • Geppo
            • Soru
            • Tekkai
            • Rankyaku
            • Shigan
            • Combination of Haki and Rokushiki

            As for Devil Fruits:
            Aegis to our best knowledge has three different possible source materials in Greek Mythology. There are three of these CP0 agents and therefore I believe that they each have a direct link to every singular part of Aegis.

            The first instance will relate to this man:


            Basilisk Mythical Zoan – Hebi Hebi no Mi Model: Basilisk
            This is because, in myth, the shield first contained the skin and hair of a Gorgon, granting it incredible invulnerability as it could use Stone for protection and manipulate stone as well as turn enemies into stone. Although the ability to turn people into stone is taken by the Mero Mero no Mi and the Gorgon-based character is embodied in Hancock, a Basilisk Zoan is still very likely and powerful



            • Flight
            • Turn opponent to stone upon contact (not automatic)
            • Extra speed and agility
            • Size advantages
            • Greater muscular power
            • Regenerative ability to external wounds

            Secondly, the right hand man from the long arm tribe:


            Chimera Mythical Zoan – Neko Neko no Mi Model: Chimera
            Legend also states that a Chimera-esque creature of unspecified appearance had formed a part of the Shields construction. The creature is likely strongly related to Chimera. Therefore it’s highly probable that Oda would use the actual Chimera for this guys powers



            • Flame breath
            • Poisonous bite from tail
            • Claws of incalculable strength (swords slashing?)
            • Horns of incalculable density
            • Enhanced speed
            • Enhanced strength and power

            Lastly, the tallest of the three characters:


            Iron Paramecia – Tetsu Tetsu no Mi
            There was a giant killed by Athena called Pallas, and another called Asterus, both of whom had incredibly strong hyde/skin that was resistant to any mortal damage. At the time of the Greeks, Iron was the strongest metal discovered, hence this is a good choice. This guy is huge anyway and can be considered a symbolism the giants in question, his ability will greatly enhance his ability to defend himself



            • Enhanced defence (absolute defence? +Tekkai + Busoshoku Haki)
            • Greater muscular strength
            • Power and density increased greatly
            • Ability to create and manipulate pre-existing Iron
            • Slight magnetic properties

            Well, whether I’m right or wrong, these guys are totally monstrous, but this is a little bit of fun, hope you enjoyed! Do you like these choices of Devil Fruit?

            *Theory by L o g i a

              Who is allied with whom and who is against whom? Here is the Answer!!

              Are you a little confused about the recent events in the New World? You can no longer tell who is allied with whom and who is against whom? Here is the solution! Two explanatory pages from the last issue of Weekly Shonen Jump!


              *Here is the Translation:

              Kaido and Doflamingo had business dealings.

              Law and Doflamingo are connected by fate.

              Law/Luffy crushed Doflamingo.

              Law/Luffy targeting Kaido.

              Drake is under the umbrella (?) of Kaido. (Note the question mark).

              Luffy has respect/promise towards Shanks.

              Luffy and Big Mom are antagonistic towards each other.

              Capone is under the umbrella of Big Mom.

              Kid/Apoo/Hawkins targeting Shanks.

              Kid/Apoo/Hawkins battled/at war/hostile towards Kaido.

              Weevil targeting Blackbeard.

              Kuzan collaborating with Blackbeard? (Note the question mark).

              Kuzan and Sakazuki are antagonistic towards eachother.

              Sakazuki hunting/searching for Bonney.

              Blackbeard heading to Rev. HQ? (Note the question mark).

                SANJI IS THE THIRD SON OF “VINSMOCK FAMILY”! And he shall marry Pudding, the 35th daughter of the Charlotte family??


                Great chapter! Mindblowing! Sanji getting an Invitation to his own wedding? 😀 So he is from Vinsmock family, I wonder who are his elder brothers?

                Pudding, the 35th daughter of the Charlotte family weds Sanji of the family Vinsmock.

                So the marriage is most likely an arranged-political marriage.

                What is the Vinsmock family? How are the Vinsmock and Charlotte families related? What is the purpose of this marriage? So many questions to be answered.

                This chapter marks the beginning of a new plot-centric arc.

                The Year of Sanji is off to an interesting start!

                The hype is real!!!



                  This is gonna be a pet project of mine where I make a detailed analysis of what technique(s) in the One Piece world is perfect for one individual character at a time. Looking at things such as fixing weaknesses in a character’s fighting style, theorizing on potential abilities the user is not tapping into with their DF etc. All in an effort to try and get as close to the max potential for a character and things we may see being used by these characters when they reappear.

                  The Strawhats have been done to death, and I will do one of them every once and awhile (Probably not the DF users too much) but just in honour of the Year of Sanji that is on the horizon, I would like to start with the badass martial artist of the crew. Don’t expect many strawhats after the first few that I want to talk about, because like I said, they have been done to death. Alright that’s enough intro let’s get to it.

                  BLACK LEG SANJI


                  Sanji, the awesome kick fighter of the crew. Master of the Black Leg Style, and creator of the Diable Jamble technique, Sanji imo has always been a cool character who hasn’t reached his full potential yet. With the Year of Sanji on the way, that may start to change so he can finally reach levels where he can take on Kizaru at the end of the series, because that would be awesome.

                  CURRENT STRENGTHS

                  1. Black Leg Style :- A strong 100% kick based fighting style that is designed to protect the user’s hands from fighting to prevent damage. Primarily to allow the user to be a chef.
                  2. Diable Jamble :- Using high speed rotation to create friction that builds up heat around the focal point, adding fire and heat to the user’s normal technique. Perfect for breaking through Tekkai. I’ll get into why later.
                  3. Haki :- Will specialize in Observation according to Oda, so that’s guaranteed to be his strongest colour. Will have armaments as well.
                  4. Speed :- Probably the fastest member at base, with only Luffy surpassing using Gears.
                  5. Geppou :- Learned skill from CP9
                  6. General superhuman stats to varying degrees in all other areas.​


                  CURRENT WEAKNESSES
                  1. Lacking in durability a tad, as seen when Vergo almost broke his leg.
                  2. Lacking in physical power comparatively speaking when compared to the other members of the Monster Trio
                  3. Still inexperienced with haki
                  4. Lack of ranged attacks, very close quarter oriented fighter.
                  TYPE OF OPPONENTS​

                  I think this is a huge clue as to the type of final antagonists Sanji will face. He either faces someone who uses a unique type of martial arts, such as Kurobo(Fishman Karate), Jyabura(Tekkai Kenpo), Wanze (Ramen Kenpo), Bon Clay(Okama Kenpo) or he faces someone who has a really strong armour/body, Pearl(Iron armour) or Absalom(Animal skin body).

                  Pearl in particular foreshadowed a LOT of Sanji’s current techniques and he’s easy to forget because of how long ago he was. He even had a technique that cloaked himself in fire. He may be foreshadowing my matchup with a Diamond fruit using Burgess at the end of the series. Yet another precious stone that can be used. So now that we have that out of the way, let’s get into the skills that Sanji will pick up
                  that are perfectly crafted to assist him.

                  1. RANKYAKU (TEMPEST KICK)

                  This is the martial arts version of the air slash that swordsmen use. And it is unique way of Oda giving martial artists, ranged techniques. This technique in particular is pretty essential for Sanji’s fighting style. It gives him range, and he specifically can draw even greater potential out of this move than we have seen so far because his entire fighting style is focused on his legs. He may already have the capability to use this technique.

                  What makes this technique particularly deadly in the hands of Sanji is Diable Jamble. Could he create a flaming kick slash? That is the question. On the surface the answer is no. To ignite the air requires a ridiculously hot heat source and one that is constantly producing heat.

                  We all want Sanji to get hotter, but spinning more, or spinning faster will never get you there. Friction is a very labour intensive way to generate heat. The more friction, the more heat that is lost to the surroundings. In fact, it is a very inefficient way. So even if Sanji were to spin a lot faster, initially he may gain some heat, but he’ll lose it just as fast. Not just to the friction, but also to the temperature gradient he would be creating between his leg (the source) and the atmosphere around him.
                  The hotter something is, the faster it loses heat to its environment.

                  Therefore, Sanji’s current method of generating Diable Jamble will eventually be antiquated, incapable of developing any further beyond its max point. And I’d say, not efficient enough heat wise to creating a flaming Rankyaku.


                  However, as for basic Rankyaku, I’d expect Sanji to be able to pull that off in his sleep.
                  So we have out first likely technique.



                  Diable Jamble is an amazing technique. And its usefulness is largley overshadowed by the fire aspect. But where Diable really shines is transfer of thermal energy. Heat, is basically measured by how much motion is ongoing in a body of matter.

                  That’s why thermal durability is in many ways more impressive than physical durability. To be resistant to heat, one’s own molecules have to resist absorbing thermal energy from any heat source. Naturally, bodies made of flesh don’t have such impressive qualities. It’s why Diable Jabmle ate through Tekkai like butter, as that technique is the physical reinforcement of the body through extreme tensing. But Diable Jamble transfers thermal energy to its target, giving the atoms more energy that they have to move around more, forcibly undoing the tension Tekkai created. This is probably one of my favourite powerups any Strawhat has ever had it’s awesome.

                  However, in light of the activation limitations I outlined above, if Sanji is gonna reach a higher level of Diable Jamble, he will probably need to create a new way to activate the technique that doesn’t involve friction against the environment in any capacity (air or water). The best way would be somehow to generate the heat internally and let it radiate outwards. (Well the best way is to get some kind of DF, but I’m not going there. I don’t think anyone thinks Sanji is gonna get a DF). So how does Sanji create more intense heat for his Diable Jamble? The answer was just revealed in the recent Dressrosa Arc.


                  The practitioners of Hasshoken have a remarkable technique. Technically, it’s not even remotely possible physically without destroying yourself. What they have done, is learned to oscillate their molecules around a fixed position without losing form to such a high degree that they can can produce vibrational waves, that radiate outwards and cause the molecules of rigid objects like metal, to fracture and fall apart.

                  Anything that doesn’t oscillate well internally is likely to fall apart under the strain of these waves. In many ways it’s brilliant and might be the coolest martial arts in the series, behind Rokushiki. At least imo.
                  But what does this have to do with Diable Jamble? Vibrations. Vibrations don’t only produce force, high enough vibration produce HEAT.

                  If you think about it, heat is just the sensation produced by the motion of atoms of matter. Furthermore, heat is really impossible without two things; Matter and Motion. By vibrating, Sanji could completely change his Diable Jamble activation. He won’t have to spin at all. He’d just have to vibrate his leg and it will heat up, much more evenly and less wasteful as well. And he could keep the vibrations going at will, so he won’t be constantly losing heat with Diable Jamble after he activates it. After all, once the friction is done, the technique only last a short while after.

                  With this skill, and using it in his own way, Sanji will actually be able to achieve higher levels of heat, as he’d be able to produce a steady ignition source at all times so long as he could keep the vibrations going. While at the same time, when not needed, just adding vibrations to his regular Diable Jamble adds another layer of penetration that makes his attacks deadly.

                  This also gives Sanji a unique way of breaking down even the toughest of defenses. Through constant pressuring with attacks imbued with both heat and molecular vibration, every time his kick hits an object it becomes progressively weaker and will be almost guaranteed to fall apart. A full course of Sanji cooking.

                  This martial art is thus perfect for giving Sanji the skill to ascend to even greater heights both in his fighting techniques as well as haki. I’m 100% sure he will gain this skill.

                  3. HEAT AS HOT AS HELL’S FLAMES


                  How hot can Sanji then go with technique? How hot does he need to go? It’s an interesting question. But it depends the opponents he will face. If he has to beat Diamond, he would need to go past 3550 degrees celsius. In perspective the surface of the sun is around 5500 degrees celsius, so he’s not far off at that stage.

                  It would be amazing to see Sanji reach the temperature of the sun and melt the ground and shit as he walks. The sky is the limit. What we have to balance however is how does he avoid hurting himself with these techniques? Well, the only option is Armament haki, but special clothes may also end up being necessary depending how hot he goes to. We know that Marigold used her haki to protect her while she set herself on fire, so we can only guess haki would be involved in protection from the heat for Sanji.

                  Just a note on Sanji’s haki. Oda has taken the fun out of speculating on this area by basically confirming Sanji will specialize in CoO, which is great because that was my prediction all the way back during the break after chapter 597. To fight Kizaru however, Sanji’s speed needs to be absurd. Observation can only take you so far.

                  4. SANJI’S SPEED TECHNIQUE

                  It’s simple, Sanji has to find a way to use his immense leg strength to push the boundaries of some speed technique to a new level to take on Kizaru. Soru being the number one candidate with it’s acceleration technique of kicking the ground over 10 times in an instant. But what if you pushed that number even further. 20+, 50+ 100+ times at the starting moment could produced speeds well beyond what Soru does.

                  On the other end of the spectrum it could be something new entirely, that doesn’t use kicks. Maybe some kind of muscular manipulation technique that produces one big burst instead of multiple rapid ones. Like Urouge’s bulk up or Lao G’s cellular energy store thingamajig. Maybe this technique will be bolstered by Fighting Cuisine and strengthen the body to store that kind of energy. Either way, Sanji will likely be the fastest non DF user in the world by the end of the series. Which is mighty fine and I can’t wait to see it.


                  So we have CP9 techniques, with Hasshoken, and haki and new heat techniques all wrapped up into one. I’m sure you can tell I didn’t bother going in depth into things like Haki because it felt obvious to me at least where these skills were heading. It’s also too universal, you could lap it on anyone. Alternatively, I focused on the likekly more unique skills Sanji would end up acquiring.

                  Now we have all of compiled, what are you ideas on what skills Sanji will develop?

                  *Theory by TheConqueror

                    What is the deal with the Gorosei?

                    The Gorosei (literally meaning “Five Elder Stars”) are the heads of the World Government, and as such, they essentially rule the entire world. They are the five men who rule above the Marines, Cipher Pol, and the ones who made a pact with the Shichibukai. So far, none of their names have been revealed.


                    The tall thin one with the mustache (second from right) spoke with Professor Clover and ordered Spandine to kill him before the archaeologist could speak the Great Kingdom’s name. They have shown to have at least a basic knowledge of the occurrences of the Void Century, according to their shocked reactions to Professor Clover’s statements. They have shown a paranoid fear of someone reviving the ancient weapons, to the point of forbidding its research and ordering the utter destruction of the entire country of Ohara, though given what is known of the Void Century, they may simply be using that as an excuse in order to prevent information they do not want leaked to the public from getting out. Despite this, they are not completely heartless, as they were hesitant about ordering the destruction of Ohara.