As we saw during the first part of the manga all the events we saw lead in some form or another to the great war we saw at the end. From the moment crocodile was defeated by luffy the major players started making their moves and things quietly but surely would escalate. Luffy getting his bounties to some extent also heavily influenced the war considering his bounties were what made him twice a target for BB and what made the battle between ace and BB so personal which was the actual event which triggered the war.
Now, the manga right now is obviously building up to yet another, even greater, war. Law made a huge point earlier, all the major players are bidding their time and gathering as much resources as possible. The marines have seemingly improved the pacifista and akainu was able to make the marines into an even more dangerous force through new freedoms to the NW lunatics and apparently the conscription of two powerful admirals even with the loss of aokiji and the retirement of garp and sengoku. The yonko are not lagging behind. Kaido at least has bought 500 fruits which should give him a pretty powerful militia, perhaps the strongest in the world right now. Big mom cared enough about gold to ultimately be willing to accept money from the strawhats in exchange for the safety of fishman island even if she did so begrudgingly. Doflamingo has become a major player in the current events. As a weapons provider he has connections all through the new world and his weapon contracts extent well beyond the smiles.
So with the manga heading for a new war, the question is who exactly will be the big players here? What will be the event which definitely triggers it (the equivalent to ace being defeated by BB)? What role will luffy play in the war? What will each side be fighting for? Where do the revolutionaries come in?
To begin with I think the first surprise in the war will be luffy. Well, not for us readers but rather for the marines who get to see things in a greater perspective than we do. The strawhats on their own are already a force to be reckoned with consider the monster trio, their pacifista and brook. Nami and ussop could be exceptional if they grow a tad more considering their range and the scale which weather control could reach. However the thing which will come as a surprise to everyone will be the allies they can bring to the war. Jinbe, the happo navi and the heart pirates would right now be a huge factor. Imagine the allies luffy will be able to muster once the manga is closer to the end. Just the thought of it should make the yonko crap their pants.
Shanks is a wildcard considering we know remarkably little about his deal. We know he has territories and many crews backing him up but that is about it. Still, we know nothing of what his stake at the war will be.
The revolutionaries are another wildcard. They want to destroy the world government however why would they go to such a war? They are not actually allied with pirates, at least yet. And even then allying with pirates would perhaps hurt the legitimacy of their revolution. Perhaps they can take the chance to destroy the world government during the war rather than being at the center of the war....
So... any thoughts?
i agree very much with u and surely the next war will ultimately decide the fate of the one piece world (see all blue as a united sea and the destruction of the red line which in a way will destroy the WG)
Luffys nakamas and allies even from the very beggining are gathering because of his ability to make friends easyly which is a clear referance to his kings haki..
the thing right now is what will trigger this war....doflamingos fall or finding one piece??
I really like your thoughts on the new war which will come some day.
Similiar to Croc in the first half this arc will cause a major uproar in the world since at least one big shot will loose something important in the end. For me it is quite likely that in war with the WG the revolutionaries are more than a wildcart. They will be one important contestant since a defeat of the WG in a big war would raise their chances to overthrow the old system tremendously.
About Shanks... I really dont know. I dont see him taking part in a big fight... either he will be dead by then ( I hope not) or he will leave this fight to the "new generation"
Actually...I was going to suggest that earlier today. A major event that could kick off the final war for One Piece could be the death of a Yonkou. And what better Yonkou than Shanks, one of the few pirates who most likely knows where One Piece is. This is a bit out of left field, but I think Shanks may have territories closer to Raftel than anyone else does. He is the only known(and strong) pirate who has competently sailed across the seas. He may be some sort of guardian for One Piece. WB said that Roger is waiting for a certain man to come about and since he was dying, he knew he wouldn't be able to meet him. Now this is where things get interesting. We know that WB was raising Ace to be the new King of Pirates, so it's possible that WB thought that Ace may have been the man that Roger was waiting for. That may have also been Shanks reasoning for trying to stop Ace. He might not know who the awaited man is, but it'd be nice not to have all of the people with the initial D. dying off before he can find him. That may be why Shanks had the hat as well. Roger trusted him to find the man. I just literally came up with this as I typed.
Anywho let's get down to the questions.
First thing first, all of the Supernova will be present. There is no doubt in my mind, they will be a part of the final battle. They are the New Generation of Pirates and they all witnessed the End of the Golden Age with the death of Ace and WB. All of the Shicibukai will be there, Boa won't leave Luffy's side, Crocoboy got his passion back, Mihawk will be their because both he and Zoro's final bout will probably end during that war, Jinbe(if he isn't dead by then) will be a Strawhat, Donquixote(if he isn't killed by Kaidou) will be there just because, Buggy will be there because he's Buggy, Moria will be there and back in his prime and Kuma will be their most likely because he is deep, deep undercover as a Revolutionary. The remaining Yonkou will definitely be there, BB especially. The Marines will be present, all of the Sakazuki, the Admirals, Smoker, Coby, Helmeppo, Tashigi, and others. Several WG agents will be there I suspect, maybe including the former CP9. The Gorosei will definitely be there along with Kong. Dragon and the Revolutionaries will be there as well.Quote:
I'm probably missing a lot more and I'm not even counting people we haven't even seen yet, but these are the likeliest ones.
I would assume the death of a Yonkou, the discovery and subsequent use of an ancient weapon, or revelation of the Old Kingdom.Quote:
Good question that has too many potential answers.Quote:
Pirates and Revolutionaries for Freedom/One Piece/Revenge/Whatever else and the Marines/WG for Order/One Piece/JusticeQuote:
Assuming Robin taught a couple folks how to read Poneglyphs, they may be one of the first to really discover parts of the True History and the Ancient Weapons. Barring that, they will come in when something big happens. They will want to make their appearance known and I expect them to attack the WG where it hurts. I actually expect them to start overthrowing the 19 Kingdoms or those of which are associated with the WG. But when they, move, it'll be when the balance is upset.Quote:
Last edited by eefrit; October 01, 2013 at 06:20 PM.
This war is necessary and Yes i guess Kkck is right.
Now, what will trigger it?
For me it will be luffy and his crew.. They will (as expected) do something out of this world to stir up the latter part of Grandline (new world) and in turn domino effect into a world war..
I'm thinking along the lines of breaking the stalemate between the yonkous which only the strawhats can do (since they are the only crazy ones that would try do it) Luffy as we know is starting to make his favorite islands as his turf and this would definitely send a domino effect among the yonkous..
When Dragon decides to move... when the revolutionaries try to make a move on the WG this might be a golden opportunity for the pirates of the world in their eyes to jump into and thus a three way war..
So i guess these are my 2 cents..^_^
Last edited by jimtors; October 01, 2013 at 09:01 PM.
Agreed with eefrit.
The Gorosei & Kong will move out imho.
They're positions themselves carry way too much hype.
When they were introduced, I remember in the anime they each had that HUGE drum sound a panel of each of their faces were shown.
if there is another war, i have a feeling aokoji and smoker will both be on the straw hats side
i agree there will be another war but I am betting it will happening after 3-4 more arcs.
Disagree, it should be current arc -> Pandaman -> Wano -> Pandaman II -> either big mam or kaidou -> Pandaman III -> BB ->annoying Pandaman IV -> War!!!
As soon as 2 of the 4 yonkou are erased then the entire balance of power shifts dramatically, this will lead to the final war.