The middle initial "D" is always described as a will.
Description of the will of D
Those with the will of D are known to be unbelievably persistent when their eyes are set on an aim.
They are also known for their fearlessness. Roger, Luffy, Ace, and Rouge have welcomed their deaths with a smile on their faces.
Roger, in chapter zero, was outnumbered by Shiki's pirate fleet, yet he fearlessly defied and managed to defeat him.
They always keep fighting as said by Robin in Alabasta when she saved Luffy from being sucked by sand," all of you who carry D, why do you keep on fighting?"(Chapter 180).
They are known to shine among many by the grand actions they accomplish.
Rouge has kept her unborn child in her womb for 20 months out of sheer will, something that is impossible for any other woman. Dragon is aiming to overthrow the World Government. Roger due to his actions was described as the Pirate King not only by pirates but also by the World Government and the Marines. For the World Government to keep saying such charismatic word about a pirate, who's regarded in their eyes as the embodiment of evil, his actions must be out of this world.
Luffy has displayed such will on many occasions:
1) when he carried Nami on his back & was grabbing Sanji with his mouth while climbing the 5000 meter vertical rock to Dr. Kureha's castle under the extreme weather conditions to save the lives of his adored comrades.
2) When he fought against Magellan's poison with only 2 or 3% chance of survival thanks to Iva's help. Not only did he manage to overpower the poison and came out victorious but he also did it in 1/3 of the expected time.
When I was meditating on the impressive qualities of this will and how it exceeds even the will of steel metaphorically, it occurred to me that next hard thing tougher than steel is DIAMOND: The will of Diamond.
Diamond has "D" as an initial. And when I tried to see the characteristics of diamond, to my surprise, I found out that they have similar qualities.
Some commonly known characteristics of diamond:
- hardest mineral
-The hardest part is a descriptive quality of the hardness of such will.
-The will to protect your loved ones and fight to death for such cause is beautiful, don't you think so?
-Like I said a little earlier, those with D are known to shine among many by the grand actions they accomplish.
-As for the rarity, those with the D are scarce.
Further information on the word "diamond."
-According to Wiki.,(copy & paste to facilitate things for me)Quote:
All those carriers of the will of D show these characteristics. They are untamable. They are unalterable. An example of this is when Luffy sets his eyes on something, you can't change his mind about it. Like when this crewmates were about to be swallowed by the whirlpool through which the Knock-Up Stream shoots upwards(Skypea), they couldn't get him to change his mind. And their will is unbreakable. Even though Luffy lost his brother, Ace, his will wasn't broken, but rather strengthened to protect his loved ones and to make sure the same mistake doesn't happen again.
-Gold D. Roger has the word "gold" in his name. And to emphasize the idea, Oda-sensei even named the ship(Roger's ship) as "Oro Jackson." Oro is Spanish & Italian for "gold." It shouldn't be surprising therefore for D. to be an abbreviation for diamond.
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Nice theory. But that last line isnt related to the topic at all is it? Rogers real name was gol D rogers. The marines wanted to hide thaat he was a D and changed it to gold roger. Just so u know.
I don't think the manga ever actually said the marines were hiding the fact that roger was a D. Its simply a nickname which makes a disturbing amount of sense.
So the will of D is will of Diamond? I mean, it kinda fits in the looses of ways but after reading the manga for so long I don't think the importance of D would lie in this sort of thing... As in D having a literal meaning which is relevant to the story. I would think the meaning of D lies more in the context in the manga, in the importance Ds have had through history and the origin of people who have that in their name. In that particular regard it is extremely likely that the manga has simply not given us any real hints and the meaning and significance of D beyond them being relevant in ancient history and future events. Realistically speaking "will of Diamond" means precisely nothing to us as readers.
Blackbeard has a "D" in his name, and he altered his plan - rather than going after Luffy he went after Ace. though, Blackbeard was said to be different from the other D in that he was bad/committed a crime.
I don't think the Will of D is related to diamonds in any way, more like it could be the will of the D's ancestor or the spirit of the D that passes on to the next generation, much like Ashura and Indra in Naruto. From what we have seen from people with D in their name, the Ds somehow play a part in changing the world or having some kind of impact on the world. Garp has probably saved so many people from pirates, Roger ushered in a pirate era, Dragon is overthrowing corrupted kingdoms or rulers, Luffy is currently taking on the World Government, Rouge gave birth to Ace, who made a big name for himself and probably influenced Luffy into what he is, and Blackbeard killed Whitebeard and became a Yonkou.
Although this probably goes without a saying, I think Luffy is the embodiment of the Will of D. Whitebeard thought Blackbeard (and maybe Ace?) were the Ds that Roger was looking for, but he changed his mind after Blackbeard killed his own crew mate. Whitebeard also put everything he had into the future, he invested in Luffy and began to think Luffy was the one that Roger talked about with how Luffy kept trying to save Ace no matter what. Luffy would have preferred to died trying to save Ace than let his injuries take over and fail to save Ace.
If Luffy is really the true inheritor of the Will of D, this just made Luffy, the crew, and the manga all the more interesting for me.
Law obviously knows about the Will of D.I hope Oda reveals something about it in Law's flashback, because I have a feeling that the person called Cora(or Corazon) was a D. I have my little theory about the Ds actually. They seem to be individuals with great goals and when they die someone inherits their will ,so in a way they influence destiny. So D could stand for Destiny. Of course there are other theories but I don't think it's really important right now to know what the Ds are, maybe by the end of the manga it will become important.
I never said it was through the DF lol.
As for the diamond stuff, it can very well be if the WILL OF D is a metaphor, but given how the characters speak of it it's not that metaphorical, so far I think it's implied that they share common characteristics but how that is is unknown, since it might even imply coming from the same family, or group of families that hold the D. Or perhaps one family that split into many later.
Not even figuratively? The inheritance of D is also another trait of Ds. So far, we have scanty information regarding D, and that very info. could very well serve as a support for my theory. But then, the theory would too verbose and
intimidatingboring to my dear readers. If I'm missing something, please feel free to point it out. I do admit that my theory might be wrong when further info. about D is revealed by the author, but for now, I see it as a possibility.
Blackbeard is not like them. He has displayed traits that are incongruous with those with the will of D. Those with D are fighting for freedom, whereas Bb is fighting for power, subjugation, & conquest.
All of those who have D in their names(Roger; Dragon, albeit Dragon's full name, D included, was a mystery according to the statement of a marine in Water 7; and Ace) have brought forth storms(figuratively, of course).
Luffy is a D.
Thus, Luffy will bring forth a storm.
It could be interpreted this way. Even Robin who doesn't know what D is has taken notice of it. The only people who are confirmed to know what D is are some of the Roger pirates and Whitebeard. The two other possibilities are the archaeologists & scholars of Ohara and the supreme leader of the revolutionary army, Dragon. Unless Law has made contact with one of these people and started a conversation on D, it is highly unlikely for him to know about it.
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One piece wikia has wrong info in this regard. It says that robin was the first one to mention D, yet when one thinks about it, Drum Island precedes Alabasta chronologically. It is a possibility that Kora is a D, but there is only one thing about which I have a different notion. According to many hints about D in the storyline, only those who carry D in their names inherit the will of one another. Law is not a D, but his vindictive actions towards Dofy can be viewed as a sign of adoration towards Kora. kora may as well be his adoptive father. As far as I remember, he referred to him as Kora-san, which means Mr. Kora. In most cases, only someone younger refers to older people respectfully in such a way. I highly doubt Law will refer to his cronies in such a formal way. There is another possibility though: it could be that Law talks about the deceased in such a respectful way, regardless of who they previously were.
There's a theory about Cora being one of DD's officers and Law's mentor. The heart seat in DD's crew is vacant, and Cora could be short for Corazon, which is heart in Spanish. Law had a sweater with the name Corazon on the back when he was in Green Bit, and then there's the name of his crew, the Heart pirates. So this Cora or Corazon person was part of DD's crew, possibly their doctor, but since she's not there anymore she must be dead. That's the most logical explanation to why Law wants to get revenge on DD.
Nothing wrong with sharing theories, all I'm doing is discussing it. However, I am not sure if you are insulting your "dear readers" by claiming your theory would be too verbose and intimidating.
But one thing Blackbeard has in common with the other Ds is that he's shaking up the world and becoming a huge name. Although, maybe he doesn't really have 'D' as his middle name?
This leads to me to think that their will is their soul. Just think for a sec., if you rob someone completely of his will, how would he be any different from a soulless, anthropomorphic shell? And how is a will any different from a soul?
I hardly see a D working under someone as evil as Doflamingo. And where was it confirmed that Cora is a "she"? All we had is a name and a reason behind Law's resentment of Dofy.
Your previous assertion however clearly states that he is a D and now...
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