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Before explaining my theory, I'd like to use Kaiten's brilliant observation as a premise:
Now, here's where the referencing and Fujitora meet. If you don't know by now, Fujitora is based on Shintaro Katsu's character, Zatoichi - the blind swordsman. Zatoichi's story was set in the late Tokugawa period (which is what Wano Kuni's history is based on). Given this, I believe Fujitora is from Wano Kuni. Now before you fly off the handle about Kinemon not recognizing him, realize that although Zatoichi became a recognized name, nobody really knew what he looked like, especially the nobles (which Kinemon could certainly be, given the hints that Momonosuke is actually the Shogun or of some royal descent). So, although Kinemon may know the name, he doesn't necessarily have to know what Fujitora looks like (Keep in mind, the names "Isshou" or "Fujitora" haven't been said in front of Kinemon). I mean, look at his garb and sandals; it all reeks of Wano Kuni.
Here's how it all ties in with the 7th Warlord:
The 7th Warlord is a samurai from Wano Kuni. I'm predicting (given Isshou's desire to abolish the Shichibukai) he's also the one who scarred and blinded Fujitora (which would explain the motivation to join the military). AND, guess who else hated samurai? Zatoichi.
And here's an interesting parallel between Fujitora and another former Admiral who hated the Shichibukai, Zephyr:
-they both are associated with the color purple
-they both were maimed by a pirate who was later promoted to Shichibukai
-they both wanted to bring down the Shichibukai institution
-they both seem to have a similar idea of absolute justice
Just my little theory. Hope you enjoyed it!
Last edited by Will Of The D; January 29, 2014 at 02:21 PM. Reason: added zatoichi clip
Well it could turn out that way. Recently the anime did have Momo say: One day I'll be the Shogun, so either he is the son of the Shogun and this means that Kin'emon is the Shogun, or they're pretending to be father/son.
Hmm, sounds like a sound theory, TC. Though, I think the 7th Shichibukai being from Wano may be a bit of a stretch. Everything before that though is gravy, and would be quite interesting. Isshou being a faceless, though famous swordsman would be awesome. It would be a bit similar Ryuma during his portrayal in Oda's Monster one shot.
pretty nice theory.
I also guess that Issho has something to do with Wano Kuni.
Also I think Momo has some Royalblood in him, cause he wants to become Shogun or is the Shogun.
Or maybe Kanjuro is the Shogun?
Maybe Issho is there to get Kanjuro? He heared that DD caputured him or he ordered DD to capture Kanjuro.
There is some connection between:
Momo, Kin', Kanjuro, DD & Issho (Wano Kuni, Dressrosa, Zou)
Last edited by Josef K.; March 10, 2014 at 02:55 PM. Reason: fixing image link