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The world also has massive/continent sized islands, if one can trust the pictures from the artbooks.
Given what I assume about the manga, I don't think there'll be gold or as much gold as I think. Rather, the One Piece will have the history of the world and other stuff that will help us learn more about the world and what happened. Luffy finally finding the One PIece probably won't be the end of the manga, they will probably do more that will change the future for the better. However, Luffy, Franky, and Robin, possibly Usopp, will not have a chance of achieving their dreams until they get to Raftel and in Luffy's case, probably until he beats the government and Celestial Dragons.
From what Rayleigh says, we know that the Void Century has had horrible things happen in it, probably why the government has banned anyone from learning about that century. They don't want people to look at them in a bad light.
I don't agree . Please watch this video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hLOXKEeC_-Y it seems that the one piece won't be the growth of your heart or anything like the history of the world . Clearly Oda want something on a higher scale then simply gold or Jewelry .
Also I agree I mean they even burned down & killed innocent people on the island Robin was born on to keep the secret hidden . Whatever happen though the Void Century most of tragic the first pirate age .
There is no need to watch his annoying or any reviewers videos.
Unless Oda made the video or had something to do with it, I'm not gonna watch it. I'm sure the One Piece will be something like that, given the themes of this manga and the kind of crew the Jolly Rogers pirates were. There's a chance they hid the complete information of the Void Century in Raftel because of how horrific it is, and so pirates can experience the world first before they learn about the past.
I think there will be gold, some amount of it that will act as a distraction to some of them, like Buggy for instance... the final search would be a race IMO
Those who reach Raftel have far bigger needs than one or two treasure chests of gold...
image of Raftel we have looks a lot like the Ancient Kingdom. And this page.
On the other hand... if we look at the conversation with Rayleigh, it is clear that One Piece is not the Void Century. Rayleigh said he was not going to tell what the One Piece is, yet he did say they recovered the history of the Void Century.
But, I'm saying information on the Void Century is part of One Piece, not that it makes up One Piece. There can still be gold and other stuff, and the information could just be more of Rogers or his crew's thoughts.
There probably will be, or there will be a timeskip. However, I can see the manga continuing after One Piece if there is more to do, like changing or taking down the government or really establishing freedom for Luffy and his crew. Hell, there could be a stronger enemy lying in wait that could take arcs to beat.
I never said ANY of you guys had to watch it, that optional . I was just trying to prove the point what Oda said the One Piece isn't . Now I'm currently looking for any subbed interviews or written interview of Oda saying such information so "freely" . Till then I can only watch and speculate like any other viewer of such a video . If the One Piece is gold or treasure GREAT I'll take anything over a spiritual bonding message .
Tbh it would be very stupid if OP is just the history of the void century, so that much is obvious
And I don't believe there's only gold there either, wouldn't be surprised if one of the weapons is there... Or the origin of the DF ? I mean something huge gotta be there besides the history
Also, Roger wasn't driven to find One Piece as far as I know. He just wanted to conquer the Grand Line. All we're told is that by the time he did, he was called "Pirate King" and he obtained something called One Piece of which the location people questioned him of at his execution. We're also told (indirectly I guess) that the one who obtains it also gains "wealth, fame, and power" and that finding One Piece has a lot to do with inherited will and the dreams of people (more specifically the desire to be free).
I guess if we knew what One Piece was already, a large part of the romance of this story will be watered down by the time we reach the end.