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I just reread the entire arc of Punk Hazard and I've noticed that Oda scattered a lot of hint about Momo and Kinemon.
I didn't see any discussion about that. so here it is...
So far, we've learned the following:
- Kinemon has a problem with dragons
- Momo and Kinemon have a problem with pirates
- They haven't eaten in 10 days
- They have problem trusting others
- Momo thinks that pirates are giant men weighing nearly 400kg and are more violent and strong-looking (this one is nice i think)
- they come from a country that is apparently closed to outsiders
- Kinemon tell his son to "let us live"...
Do you see other hint ?
We can add that Oda has been teasing us with the wano country as Ryuma was from there and Ace have been there as well.
So, anyway, I will try the following guess,
Their country have been invaded by pirates. I think that there's a high chance it's Blackbeard (or maybe Kaido, which would fit perfectly to the Law/Dofla story) based on Momo description.
Their people have either be annihilated and they flee in order to survive as the last of their clans. Or... they are on a journey to try to find a cure for them.
I would also add that if the SH ever go to wanokuni, Robin will find a poneglyph there, as their country has been closed to outsiders.
any other wild guess ?
First, nice of you to compile the information. I would add only 2 things 1) There exists special sword schools with secret techniques (was probably obvious before but still nice to know) and 2) Kinemon says to Momo "let us believe that they are also ok", we don´t know who he is referring to though.
Actually i wouldn't go as far as saying that pirates have invaded Wano, i mean look how strong kinamon is, even Zoro was impressed and also he was able to keep up with brooke with just his torso. So it's probably safe to say that there are far stronger samurai on the island... The only reason Kinamon left was because his son was kidnapped. Also they probably have had pirates try but i doubt they would be able to take on a whole country of samurai and succeed. The main reason Pirate are able to take control of areas is because they are mostly just civilians in the towns. No actual fighters. So i would say that there anger towards pirates come from the stupid ones that have tried to take control of Wano.
I do agree with you about the poneglyph though... They alway's seem to find one at places that are hard to get entry too. But i'm also curious on what Zoro will do once he gets there... I see either him learning techniques there (at least trying to convince them to teach him something) or him trying to challenge the strongest samurai in the country.
Hints are not needed. Wano Kuni predates One Piece. The short story Monsters is canonical, featuring Ryuma (from Thriller Bark) as the hero, and takes place in Wano Kuni. Monsters is about Ryuma fighting a dragon. Kinemon being stuck to a dragon, and Momo turning into one, were Easter Eggs for those who have read Oda's short stories. Smaurai code, Bushido, demands not taking charity from a stranger. Momo refusing food would be Bushido, Samurai code, and probably not some hint at future plot direction. It could also be another Monsters reference. At the beginning of the story Ryuma shames himself by begging for food in a Wano Kuni inn. We have known Wano Kuni is closed to outsiders, including the World Government, since the Thriller Bark arc. Nothing new there. At the beginning of Punk Hazard, Kinemon made it quite clear how he felt about Pirates. If the Samurai are strong enough to keep out the World Government, they also should be strong enough to keep out Pirates. It's possible Momo has never seen a Pirate before, and so imagines them as huge, stereotypical monsters, a description that does not fit Luffy.
Last edited by Kaiten; January 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM.
I like very much your idea of Teach being the pirate that Momo hates and resemble to any kind of pirate.
Ryuma begged for food, in a very unsmaurai like manner. Momo refused food in a very samurai like manner. That could not be a reference either, of course.
Last edited by Kaiten; January 31, 2013 at 01:33 PM.
Oda said that Oneshot is canon to One Piece story? I wouldn't bound it just because the names are the same.
Nowdays, this is a nice thread.
Despite zehahaha, Momo saw Doflamingo in his hallucination.
And yes, whereas Monster is canonical, we ignore if the story takes place in Wano. But my bet would be that it doesn't, since it would be extrange that a so closed and self-care nation like Wano would allow a villain like Cyrano make his stuff inside of it. Evenmore, Ryunma begging for food would take much more sense out of Wano, since Flare had food to give him. It's like the story of an allien with odd costumes living in NY.
So he want us to see them as different stories... well i would take the order
No. The second Romance Dawn one shot is a separate story. In the second version of Romance Dawn, Luffy receives his Strawhat from his Grandfather, who looks like Garp. The character design was merely recycled though, neither of the Romance Dawn pilots are considered canon. Monsters is canonical One Piece. Ryuma, the Samurai from the Thriller Bark arc, is confirmed to be the main character from Monsters. He wants us to see Monsters as the same story as One Piece, Romance Dawn as a separate story.
For my part, i would be more enclined to think that Kinemon and Momo left Wano for some reason and that Momo was captured along their journey by Ceasar men.
Any way, i guess we will learn more in the next chapter. There's a high chance that Kinemon explain to the Straw hats his story if he want to stick with them (unless Oda show us Dofla or the mysterious shadow).
Momo was not captured. He was a stowaway, sneaking on board a ship bound for Punk Hazard.