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THE INHERITED WILL, "ONE PIECE"
This is gonna be a very long read but I guarantee It will be worth your while.
You might have heard similar theory somewhere but I can assure you this ain’t copy of them because I made it way back then in 2008. I have been updating this theory a few times and sharing it to my fellow Indonesians on net. Been thinking to spread it to wider fanbase but I was having a hard time converting it to english(I’m not really good at it ^^; )
nevertheless, I tried and finished it... so here we go.
"THE VOID CENTURY"
Let’s summarize things first :
As we know, there was an age called “The Void Century” in OP’s world timeline. Except Roger’s pirate, not a single living soul on this planet have any idea what the really happened within that gap.
However an Oharan archelogoist, Profesor Clover, had a slight hint about it. He told us that in that time there was once stood a prosperous and powerful ancient kingdom that ruled over the ocean. However, They had a certain enemy. This enemy felt threaten by the kingdoms existence and their certain ‘policy’. So then they invaded the kingdom and succeded. The kingdom was fallen to shred and somehow, the enemy managed to wipe out every single information about them from history.
Coincidentally, The end of the kingdom’s reign also marked the end of The Void Century. At the same time, an organization called The World Government was built for the first time. Clover had a theory that the WG was none other than the enemy itself.
Now let’s enter the theory :
"THE HIDDEN PATTERN"
There are 3 things that cannot be stopped :
The Flow of Time
As long as people continue to seek the true meaning of freedom, they will never ceased to be!
-- Gol D. Roger --
As these words first appeared in chapter 100, they seems pretty meaningless tome. I took them as nothing more than some random cool quotes.
However, as sthe story goes deeper, I realized (and some of you might have figured it out as well) that One Piece story has been consistenly following those 3 things : Man’s Dream, The Flow of Time, Inherited Will.
Let’s see :
I only picked 3 examples, but there are actually more of them. So, anyone captured the big picture I’m getting at? or not? well, Here is what I meant :
That’s right, starting from the first chapter up till now, the storyline has ALWAYS been following this very pattern. I’m quite surprised myself, we’ve been through this pattern over and over again, though I’m sure fery few people are awared of it. I call it “the golden pattern” (because Gold Roger created it).
This made me think, wouldn’t Roger has the pattern of his own as well? My curiosity was finally answered in chapter 576.
So apperantly Roger had this will, a will that has been inherited for hundred years. And he waited for certain somoene to carry on this will… somehow it also has something to do with One Piece.
So what’s is this all about? What was Roger’s will exactly?
The Golden Pattern (starting from here everything is 100% theory)
Roger’s will that Whitebeard was talking about, it actually wasn’t his original will. Roger inherited it as well from waaay back then, from 800 years ago to be precised. Yes, it was originally the will of The Ancient Kingdom (let’s call it AK from now on).
The AK was a big kingdom, it ruled over almost the whole world (just like WG does now). They apparently also had a pretty-advanced civilization. One could say that there’s almost nothing they couldn’t achieve with everthing they got at the time.
However they had an issue. As we know, the planet of OP contains of big four seas, east, west, north, and south, each were separated by the Red Line and the Grand Line. The AK saw Red Line and Grand Line as a big obstacle because they have been been preventing people from traveling from one sea to another, thus preventing the AK from reaching its full prosperity as well.
And So they made this project, an insane one, but has to be done. The project was about eliminating the Red Line and Grand Line to fuse the 4 seas into one big ocean, the united ocean. The called it the project of “One Piece”. In order to do so, they started to build some weapons which will be strong enough to destroy the red line (later called Ancient Weapons)
It turned out that not everybody was pleased by this project.. you know, politics. Some other kingdoms were totally against it, they smell a conspiracy was playing behind it. But the AK stood their ground no matter what. Guess what happened next? a huge war broke out. It’s the AK vs 20 kingdoms who were against the prject of "One Piece”.
The 20 kingdoms came out as the victor and they declared themselves as The World Government. Meanwhile the AK was reduced to shred, along with all their historiy, and the “One Piece” project was never heard again since then.
THE FLOW OF TIME
Unexpectedly, The AK has anticipated their downfall. Before the war begun they had carved historical notes on these certain metals which as hard as diamond(later called the poneglyphs) and hid them throughout the world, along with the weapons they’ve built. The AK really wanted to make sure that their desire wouldn’t die in case of anything bad happened to them.
the WG was mad with this fact and completetely prohibit any form of poneglyph dechipering.
but it's too late, the will has been passing through ages since then… silently waiting for someone to recieve the massage.
THE INHERITED WILL
800 years has passed, a pirate named Roger sucessfully reach Raftel and discovered the true history. He knows exactly what to do, but unfortunately his body didn’t allow him to… he had this incurable disease, remember? whereas the project needs a lot of power and time to complete, 2 things that Roger didn’t have that time.
Therefore, he decided to create The Golden Age of Piracy instead, hoping that there will appear someone who is strong and righteous enough to complete the massage in his place.
Who will be that ‘someone’? I think we all know the answer.
"THE PROJECT OF ONE PIECE"
Now… how exactly does this project work? Will fusing 4 seas into a united ocean make Luffy’s journey worthy?
Let me explain it… It’s gonna be a bit technical so I’ll include some ilustrations.
So here is roughly how the globe looks like.
And this is the flat(word?) version :
The idea of “One Piece” is to create a united ocean, a perfect ocean to sail. Therefore we have two jobs : fusing all the seas into one and eliminating Grand Line abnormality. GL’s abnormality? Is that even possible?
Apparently it is possible for the AK scientists. The trick is destroy a spot where every sea on the planet (north, west, east, south, grand line, new world, and calm belt) meet in one place. There is a spot like that? Actually, there are two, and both need to be destroyed. The two spots are reverse mountain and mariejoa/fishman island.
a simple ilustration :
And here is the meeting spot, the circled area one :
Think for a moment there… It made sense right? Mariejoa/fishman island also has a similar geography (minus the reverse canals).
The meeting spot are set. Next, the ancient weapons will do their job : annihilating those spots.
Ok let’s do it to reverse mountain first… FIRE IN THE HOLE!!
Even with the mighty power of the ancient weapons, the annihilation must be calculated and done correctly to get the wanted effect. If succeed, this what will happen next :
Losing a huge mass of land, The sea became even more unstable than before, a big whirlpool will appeared on the center of destruction spot, storms and tidal wave occuring everywhere. However they’re only temporary, after a couple days the raging storm shall be subsided.
And then, the magic began…
disastrous random-weather on grand line and NW suddenly doesn’t occur anymore
the magnetic field which make a normal compass useless are completely gone
Even the wind starting to blow on Calm Belt
How about sea monsters? Well, this is the time where Poseidon come to play. The Poseidon has fully taken control of the sea king and make them some kind of ‘police’ of the ocean to prevent other sea monsters from going wild. (yes I do think this is very possible)
The ideal united ocean is finally created . The project of One Piece officialy succeeded!!
But is that it???
It’s not. There’s actually one more after-effect, and it’s the most important one.
The big whirlpool that appeared after the destruction of reverse mountain, It happened because the water mass of the four seas simultaneously flowed into the center of destruction -- the place where reverse mountain was stood once. Logically, that means every kind of living things which originally lives in four seas were brought there as well. You literally could find every fish species from all over the world here.
Wait, was that sounds familiar? Exactly, the destruction spot has became that legendary mythical sea…
The United Ocean and the legendary All Blue
At least 6 of Strawhats’s dream will be accomplished because of these achievementt.
Now how about the spot at mariejo/fishman island ??
“THE PROMISED DAY”
This mermaid… she didn’t lie at all. nor she’s wrong. She was actually foreseeing the event we’ve been talking about : the project of One Piece. And It is indeed Luffy who will trigger the event.
The ancestor of FI were actually well awared of this upcoming event.
How so? Here’s another theory : Joy Boy, he was actually the king of the AK.
Ok I know that sounds so random. There’s a theory for that but let’s save it for later…
Like a said, destroying both reverse mountain and fishman island is a must to complet the project. Therefore, King Joy Boy made a proposal of destroying FI to the former mermaid princess, Poseidon. She agreed but as an exchange she asked Joy Boy to move her people to a better place on the surface. Joy Boy gave a nod and started building Noah Arc afterwards.
Joy Boy managed to finish Noah but short after his kingdom lost a great battle against the 20 kingdoms. The promised cannot be fullfilled and he apoligized to Poseidon through poneglyph. However he still promised her “that day” would eventually come in the future, the day when fishmen and mermen live under the sun.
(You see that Oda used the another “golden pattern” again here)
Conclusion : “The promised day” and madam shirley’s prediction, they are actually the same thing.
The scenario is pretty simple : at “the promised day” Luffy will trigger the attack on the destruction spot, but before that, Shirahoshi will command the seaking to move all of the FI’s citizen to a safer place (by using Noah).
Once destroyed, the same magic which happened to reverse mountain spot will also be happened here. The All Blue will appear, replacing the destruction spot. mermen and fishmen will move here later and make a brand new civilization around the Sunny Tree of Eve (if Sunny Tree has the same reputation with Adam tree, it will completely survive the destruction. There are ilustrations for this but I lost it somewhere ).
Meanwhile, this also marked the end of WG’s reign because Mariejoa --the prime symbol of WG-- was buried alongside FI in the process. Luffy finally won his war against the WG.
The Importance of "Raftel"
Joy Boy = The King of Ancient Kingdom??
The Name of The Kingdom Is...
Welll that’s it folks… Sorry for bad english. The theory was hard enough to explain in Indonesian, so I didn’t expect to do it better in english.^^ But I really hope you guys understand what I’m trying to explain.
I am aware that this theory has so many weaknesses but I believe it also makes perfect sense to some point so… let’s discuss!
Last edited by Kukriblades; February 28, 2013 at 08:58 AM.
Never thought about it that way ! I always assumed the oceans appeared with a flood caused by the great war during the Void Century but your theory may be already proved by some hints. I think that can make sense...
For me, All Blue was under Reverse Mountain and One Piece would be a land or a world that welcomes every races from the sea to the sky. In your theory, the world hasn't changed physically from the beginning, that bugs me a bit... Grand Line is so weird that i automatically assumed it was a disastrous consequence of the Ancient Weapons' battle.
Your theory works fine by me, the promise to repair the world 800 years ago seems plausible ! I like the destruction idea lol
finally, the first comment... thanks^^
The idea of Red Line and Grand Line being artificially made constanly crosses my mind. Though I still have no idea why would someone built them in the first place or how the hell they did it. The possibility is there though...
Actually I always thought that OP's curious geography, unstable weather conditions, weird flora (including devil fruits) and fauna was a result of science and technology of ancient kingdom. But this concept of unifying all seas I never thought of. It's really interesting. I see how it could all fit together.
Also, I find the idea of Joy Boy being a king quite funny. It would be fitting for Oda to make ancient king an okama. Joy boy is another term for gay or a cross dresser.
I too never thought of this way.. one piece could be the theory of one nation .. may be in its own way thats what revolutionaries are also fighting for… But what has not been thought about is … why all the poneyglphs lies in grandline or new world and not in the four seas…
Also if the ancient weapons have to play so important role (it has always bugged me) why Poseidon only occurs once in several years… there is no proof that Poseidon actually was present in the times of Gol.D.roger (it supports your theory and that could also be one of the reason Roger left it to the upcoming pirate age) … It is basically how Law may be thinking roger must have thought the same way … Lets create chaos in the world and then it might become easy to overthrow the govt or execute the plan in the chaos… Or it could be Luffy’s thinking as well… motivate others to take up the job by themselves… grow up … like luffy did to coby .,.. Roger did to everyone …
However if the Ancient weapons are to be used the way theorized by you, why there will be any requirement of blueprints of a weapon to go against Pluton (just a fall back plan if it gets into wrong hands.. doesn't make sense) …
Anyways I like the theory for the reason of All blue… world map… going round the world easily …
Very interesting theory (in a very proper english ). That would also explain why "One piece". But why "The will of D" ?
I like the theory ... not exactly what I expected; for example, I'd have trouble with what would happen if a planetary sized chunk of the map is just blown to smithereens. Aside from that, I really like how the three main themes of One Piece is tied together in this theory.
I'm also curious to ask.... what do you think about that bridge the world government has been building since the void century? (where Robin was sent to just before the time skip),
What an awesome theory, and you should feel proud Kukriblades! You supported your hypothesis with facts making all the seemingly random information fit together nicely- so much so that I'd be surprised if Oda went a different route tbh. Nearly all the characters believe "One Piece" is an treasure of some kind; maybe it's simply a set of instructions written by Roger on how to carry on his and AK's will.
If this is true, it means that the story isn't over even when Luffy declares himself Pirate King. We have two acts right now, and there might very well be a third.
Last edited by Asarii; February 17, 2013 at 03:03 AM.
I really appreciate that you put so much effort in this to add the right format. So reading is easy. Very exemplary! I wish more user would do it this way.
Really nice theory!!! I like it so much. I wonder if you know Lord-Rayleigh's theory about One Piece. Here it is:
The way I see it: while Rayleigh’s theory is like a spiritual theory of the One Piece, focused mainly in the conquest of a free reign, yours is much more a material theory, focused much more in the construction of the legendary All Blue Ocean. But I think both theories harmonize quite pretty well. Since with the construction of the All Blue, the conquest of a free planet could comes to be true.
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Btw, I see you voted the theory is plausible but there are some few holes. What holes you see in your theory?
Last edited by ukimix; February 18, 2013 at 05:06 PM.
assuming my theory is true, I think it makes a lot of sense.
there are actually two big holes.Quote:
first, how would destroying red line logically eliminate GL's anomalies? there's no real explanation behind that except pure 'magic'.
second, we haven't really seen people complaining about the current geography of one piece planet except for the W7's citizens. Makes me wondering if destroying red line would actually make a difference...
the theory is still developing as the story progress though, so there's still a chance to cover those holes.
This theory is amazing. I totally support it. It's one the best I have ever read on One Piece. With it, you explain :
I think it doesn't have any hole. The reflexions some people shared also fit this pattern and add more sense to it because it shows there are two systems trying to develop and which have very different visions for the human being - Ancient Kingdom's and World Government's.
- what is All Blue and why nobody found it yet
- why Ancient Weapons were built in the first place
- why there was Joy Boy's excuse letter
- why Luffy will destroy Fishman Island
- why the manga is called One Piece
The idea that World Government is trying to create his own travel system makes that theory all the more plausible. Don't you think the opposition between Ancient Kingdom and World Government is simply the opposition between the sea and the land with two different philosophies behind them ?
Ancient Kingdom was trying to create All Blue so people can travel anywhere on their own with their own ship's rules whereas World Government is trying to create roads (like Roman Empire did) for people to travel so that they have to follow its rules and laws.
Ancient Kingdom wanted the sea to become the way for people to travel because the sea provides Freedom. You can travel anywhere without asking anybody - no kingdom or world government can take control of it and impose its laws, all the more than you use random travelling roads.
That's why Pirate King is not supposed to conquer anything - Luffy's words which pleased Rayleigh - but to be the person which the most freedom (travelling ability on the seas). Ancient Kingdom's fate and destiny was thus to create this complete free travelling system based on the seas thanks to the All Blue plan.
On the other hand, the 20 Kingdoms wanted to create check points between islands (All Bridges) so that the people travelling depend on them and have to obey their World Government. That means World Government likes the Calm Belt and Red Line who provide limited accesses to the 4 Blues and thus can be controlled. That's why there was a war between them: their goals were completely opposed.
I think the World Government has been building bridges in the 4 Blues since the end of the Void Century (Tequila Wolf is in East Blue). They did not do that in Grand Line because the seas are wild and storms would destroy everything. That's why the World Government wants to control the weather so that they can rule upon GL. That's also why the pirates are in GL, and especially in New World which has the craziest weathers and seas.
By the way, World Government is not only fighting against pirates because they may find One Piece but also because WG claims for the complete control of the travelling roads and pirates deny that. Even though they live outside the WG (New World), they have their own rules and don't obey the WG going wherever they want. So it's like refusing the World Government's fate which is to control everything with its rules.
All this means Luffy will likely have to fight against Dragon who is trying to conquer the land system. Dragon doesn't want to destroy the WG in itself but to change its principes. He wants the laws to be based on equality for all citizens and to erase privileges (Tenryubito and nobles). Dragon's fight is not against the land system: it's actually Revolution vs. Ancien Régime with a post-revolutionary world government whose fate is to rule the whole world.
Luffy's destiny to provide full freedom to people and establish free seas with All Blue will destroy the possibility of any world government, so it will clash with Dragon's dream which is to establish a world ruled by the principes of equality, which requires a World Government to impose equal laws. So Dragon and Luffy will have to fight if Dragon doesn't renounce on the post-revolutionary land system.
Last edited by Lord Rayleigh; February 18, 2013 at 09:20 AM.
I'm not sure about Luffy fighting Dragon, but yes they could have some kind of disagreement; there could be a tension between Dragon and Luffy and something to solve between them. But also once the freedom is reached; there should be some kind of organization, some kind of government among the whole people of the planet. I won’t image it as if it were none of that, like some kind of anarchy. Instead of that I image a fair Government taking the place and the flags of the Ancient Kingdom. That final organization makes sense of stories like Coby’s, who we can image as the big boos of the Marine in the final term: someone who also believes in freedom, (as it was the idea in the Hegelian vision: a synthesis of the contraries).
Last edited by ukimix; February 18, 2013 at 09:31 AM.
Nami also stated after the time skip that the red line is actually a chain of islands. It can't be just a coincidence that Pluton was described as a weapon "that can destroy whole islands". If the chaos in the grand line is caused by the magnetic fields of the chain of islands that is the red line, destroying it would maybe end the chaos. It's also curious that right after passing fishman island (passing the red line), the magnetic fields are so chaotic that even the normal log pose doesn't work anymore.
About the second hole you mentioned; I was also wondering about Impel Down: A building seemingly built off the sea floor in the middle of the calm belt out of solid rock. This building may be older than the world government. There is also the Tarai current and the underwater current that drifts everything to the sea forest; as well as the mysterious florian triangle. Could these things be connected? (considering they all exist near the same area and next to where the red line, grand line and calm belt meet) I'm sure destroying the red line near them would have some effect on them too.
I forgot to mention though, there's another possible hole in the theory which may turn out not to be one: If an island sized wall was destroyed instantly, unless it was vaporized, all the debris would fall on the oceans and cause huge tsunamis the likes of which even Whitebeard couldn't create (possibly). This is what I initially had trouble with.
Last edited by Anduren; February 18, 2013 at 01:36 PM.