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This thread is for predictions about what will happen to the territory of the Yonkou Law and Luffy defeat.
Whichever Yonkou Luffy defeats, we need to assume it is a total defeat. Even if they are left alive, neither they nor there underlings will be a power anymore. This is typical of defeated characters in One Piece and should not change now. We can also assume that Luffy will visit multiple islands in the course of the Yonkou Saga. Some of these islands might not be content with the terms of alliance. The Strawhats will befriend these islands, and like Fishman Islands, they would ask to raise the Strawhat Jolly Roger after the Yonkou is defeated. In this way Luffy will liberate enough islands to form a territory of his own. After the Yonous' defeat this territory, and Luffy's new found swag, will be enough to proclaim him a new Yonkou. The remaining territory will be up for grabs, possibly a subject of a future arc.
I dont think they would be powerful or influencial enough to have control over an empire. I think Luffy would protect the ones where his friends are and Law would probably take a few and leave the rest for grabs.
The other Supernovas will definately come knocking if these guys had a lot of land. The safest way for them is to not be greedy IMO.
and save them and they'll make friends with them. It happened in Arabasta, Skypeia, Water 7, Fishman island and will happen on others. All the islands will put up the strawhats flag and will remove Big mam's flag if they are controlled by them, probably after they find out he defeated Big Mam.
I hope that the World Government won't cover it up. I doubt they will be able too, how would they hide something that big? I'm sure everyone in the new world would see Big mam's influence disappear. Plus I love those reactions around the world, seeing people surprised and shocked would be funny and good to read. xD
I personally believe that Luffy will make more friends with people who are under BM's protection and eventually gain jurisdiction over those islands too. It's never been said that there have to be 4 Yonkous at any one time so maybe after her defeat, BM remains in control of the rest of her islands whilst Luffy becomes the 5th Yonkou. Also, it may be possible to be in control of a few islands but not enough to be considered a Yonkou. If Luffy does defeat BM then it would be much more difficult for him to visit any islands under Kaidou or BB's control without getting into a fight with them, which could be interesting considering his desire for absolute freedom on the seas.
Last edited by abc1233; July 10, 2012 at 06:46 PM.
Yonkou means four emperors, Yon means four in Japanese (yondaime/fourth hokage). There can only be four; not one, two, three, five, six, or ten. That is why it called Yonkou, no Gokou or Sankou or Ichikou.
By defeating a Yonkou, Luffy will be proclaimed a Yonkou. Proclaiming him a Yonkou immediately after defeating a Yonkou ensures it happens at the most dramatic moment possible, as well as ensures that plot coherence is maintained. Proclaiming him a Yonkou later would needless drag out a plot point that could have already been resolved in a manner more exciting for the audience. To wait would be catastrophically bad story telling by the standard of any medium.
When Big Mom is defeated, her role in the story will have been fulfilled. There will be no reason to retain her as a Yonkou other than to needlessly drag out the plot. Her purpose is to serve as a stepping stone in Luffy's rise to power. Once that role is served, her role as Yonkou will be complete. The story can then move forward to other adventures featuring other villains.
Only four members of Big Mom's crew have been shown, one has yet to be named. No reason to believe there will be any defections to Luffy, not that it would matter if they did. What would matter is her territory. We already know that she extracts tribute from Fishman Island in exchange for protection. We can assume that many of the islands she protects also pay tribute. If a more benevolent protector comes along these islands would likely defect, thus allowing Luffy to build territory in the process of defeating Big Mom. Since Oda has already made clear that being a Yonkou does not have to be a position of political power, we already know Luffy will only act as friend and protector of the islands in his territory. When in need he would come to their aid, but leave them to their own devices otherwise.
Lest we forget, Luffy is not a rookie pirate. He has defeated two of the feared Shichibukai, laid siege to Enes Lobby, survived a Buster Call, infiltrated Impel Down, led a jailbreak, releasing some rather infamous prisoners, took part in the Battle of Marineford, is the son of Dragon, and has a 400million beri bounty. He has formed an alliance with the Heart Pirates, another powerful crew. Once Jinbe joins the Strawhars, the Sun Pirates will either become allies or absorbed as allies. He has all the credentials for being a Yonkou already. Once he succeeds in defeating Big Mom, replacing her is inevitable.
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Last edited by Kaiten; July 11, 2012 at 11:19 AM.
Compared to NW standards, Luffy is still considered a rookie. BM only recognised him because of his connection to Garp, rather than his achievements. In terms of his bounty, that's nothing special, BM has subordinates who fear her with bounties of 330 mil. Kidd was evidently busy during the TS, his bounty was higher than Luffy's pre-TS and he goes around sinking Yonkou ships and yet he is still considered a Rookie. Luffy still has yet to make considerable waves in the NW which is what will count.
Well even now Luffy's reputation served as a hindrance to getting into FI with the NFP, but he still wasn't feared or well-known enough to pose a direct threat to BM so she cared little about him until his challenge. Should he beat a Yonkou then his reputation will be significantly elevated, if he enters other Yonkou's territories (except for Shanks possibly, but even with him we aren't certain how he can react) then the challenge will be serious enough to warrant a confrontation whilst now that just isn't the case.
Last edited by abc1233; July 11, 2012 at 12:30 PM.
If Oda planned on changing the Yonkou, why didn't he do it already? Whitebeard was killed, the Yonkou was reduced from four to three, he had the opportunity to change the Four Emperor's to the Three. Only he did not. Why would he choose to maintain plot continuity now, but not when Luffy defeats Big Mom?
Thank god you are not writing this story! When Luffy defeats a Yonkou, he will be proclaimed the next Yonkou. Anything short will a complete and utter waste of everyone's time. There is no other point of him even fighting a Yonkou. Any other outcome simply delays the inevitable, without benefiting the story in the slightest. It is established beyond even the smallest shadow of a doubt this fight is coming. He has already confronted a Yonkou, he has formed an alliance with another powerful pirate to fight a Yonkou. All that is left is for the fight to begin.
I'm sorry that you don't like me pointing out that there may be more possible scenarios than the one that you're suggesting. Maybe you should just write the story yourself? As I've said, if Luffy does team up against BM, it's unlikely that he'll be proclaimed the next Yonkou. The battle will certainly happen, but if it's sometime soon then I don't see how Luffy would be able to stand a chance without teaming up against her. The sole point of Luffy fighting BM is for FI (and any other future islands under her control) to be his, he didn't challenge her in order to steal her title.
Last edited by abc1233; July 11, 2012 at 02:31 PM.
i dont think luffy will become Yonkou very soon .even if he has to become Yonkou he will become just some time before he find one piece (well his dream is to become pirate king and not Yonkou). i mean guys we only see 3/5 Yonkou's power and that power is very high
well for example in ID manga
fighter/soldier --- sward-master --- great silver --- id/god/other 6 (i forget there name)
if u take like this luffy is right now on sward-master lvl and Yonkou is on id and god's lvl
also like lot of say even after 2 years of training they dont want SH win easily so when if he become Yonkou he will not have choice to loss or hardly win . so that why Yonkou or pirate king whatever he wanted to become he has to wait for end of his search for one piece
and guys why do u wanted to kill other Yonkou i mean there one thing can happen Yonkou + pirate king i mean luffy dont have any interest in other thing then absolute freedom on the seas
Well maybe Law could claim certain things , like islands but i don't see Luffy giving a damn about all those things . Of course i think there will be exceptions like how happened with FI . I think there will be certain islands in the NW that will need his protection , especially since there are tons of pirates like BB or Kidd who enjoy fame and power just for the sake of torturing innocent people .
I'm looking forward to how the SH's will be seen after defeating Big Mom . I wanna see a raise in their bounty ASAP
Everyone here says Luffy will beat the Yonkou and become Yonkou...What will Law do? This will be the start of deceasing the Yonkou's to 3-2-1-0=Pirate King exists...Ofc Luffy will not beat Shanks (even if he does he will not erase his title IMo they will keep it a secret). So I believe BB will try to take Shanks out...or during the battle Luffy vs BB SHanks may die/sacrifise himself.
Hey first time posting on a One Piece thread so go easy on me , but everyone says that Luffy wants full freedom of the sea, but with all of these Yonkou plus the WG it doesn't make it free, maybe Luffy doesn't want to become a Yonkou because he has a greater goal of becoming PK what if he wants to stop the Yonkou all together and free the NW islands so no one controls them
Luffy has shown throughout the manga that he only cares for people he actually has contact to. He stands up to his nakama and friends and to an extend to their islands, because those were threatened. Luffy knows that there are bad things done even all around the GrandLine and he never felt like freeing those. You also have to consider that Oda only has a limited amount of arcs left, he doesn't aim to draw it for the next 20 years. It's not his job to free the NW of the pirates, that's Akainus and his marine forces one.
If Luffy has a grudge against someone, he will take on that person somewhere in the future. The rest can wait until he's Pirate King.
You guys are only speculating, we don't know anything of how the new world works, Oda kept it hush hush for so long. Just because u defeat a yonkou it doesn't mean you are automatically a yonkou. When blackbeard killed whitebeard he wasn't automatically considered a Yonkou, he had to work for it. He had to go and conquer WB's lost territories, or someone else would have. But being in that crew for decades he knew it like the back of his hand. Luffy will defeat a yonkou and after doing so we might have to see the chain reaction of him slowly taking her territory. Brownbeard tried to get in on the lost territory and we see how far that got him.
yall say "four Yonkou" but there actually 5..why I say that is because don't "Monkey D. Dragon" has as much power maybe even more then a Yonkou, WB is the strongest man in the world, TRUE, but as I recoil ain't Dragon the most dangerous man in the world?
Besides that, if Luffy fight even with a Yonkou then even if he lost hes worth being a yonkou. Thats why I'm saying that its wise to make Luffy lose his first yonkou fight, but able to hold on to whatever island they fought on as a sign of respect from the yonkou he fought with.