for zoro it will be his observation haki ( sanjis specialty for sanji it will be his armament haki (zoros specialty )
king has shown to be very fast and zoro will need a blooming of his observation haki to deal with kings speed . not to mention shilew’s invisibility and ( if he fights kizaru its been stated that only those with very good observation haki are capable of spotting him )
so king being very fast would make a blooming of observation haki happen ( and kings speed would lead zoro to take alot of hits ( remember how he couldnt cut daz bones till he gained the ability to cut steel ( armarment ) zoro would h
and this would mean that zoro would face the king calamity who is a fire swordsman and zoro showed an interest in cutting fire
and the king calamity and queens relationship have been compared to sanji and zoros
and sanji and zoro have faced opponents who had a similar dynamic to them in the past like kaku and jabura,
Some trivia regarding King. In Oda’s One shot, Monsters, where Ryuuma was first introduced, the Strongest Swordsman in the country was called the KING of Swordsmen and Ryuuma ( who looks just like zoro) was traveling to find and defeat him. I won’t spoil who the King of Swordsmen was but short story shorter, Ryuuma ended up acquiring the title of King of Swordsmen by the end. I believe the use of the name King for the Calamity has a double meaning. First it matches the Card theme of the Beast Pirates and second, it’s a reference to Monsters, to say that King is in fact the strongest swordsman currently in Wano. and zoro will fight him
in monsters ryuuma ended up cutting a dragon he was hunting ( so monsters included a swordsman named king and a dragon who ryuuma wanted to fight ) in wano there is a dragon ( kaido ) and a swordsman named king
plus Zoro cutting Ryu Ryu user that happens to fly and fight with fire so Oda will play a little trick to homage Ryuma’s feat. in wano
plus on zoros observation haki being focused on I have to point out that mihawks nickname was originally the clairvoyant ( which implies a certain amount of skill in observation haki so it fits for zoro to develop it given that he will be the next worlds greatest swordsman
on queen vs sanji
sanji vs queen because of queen being an okama with technology (a mechanical arm ) as revealed in one piece 925 and sanjis history on okama island and him having a raid suit
to add to the idea of sanji fighting queen queen rules over the prison where they can only get one piece of food for every block they bring leading many to starve like old man hyou and sanji due to his past and feelings on starvation would be pissed about that
Uses tech + wears Sunglasses like RS Sanji
Blonde like Sanji
Smoker like Sanji
Opposite of Sanjis code to not let anyone starve, he starves people to keep them under control
Obsessed with pretty women he reacts to Komurasakis death same as Sanji.
not to mention they both refer to women like komurasaki being komurasaki tan sanji with swan etc
Sent his men after Sanji that Sanji dealt/is dealing with already
Has a comedic side to him with his dances and reactions like MR2, Jabra and Absalom all had their quirks.
And now hes also the guy with a plan like Sanji, managing to capture a Yonko like Sanji stopped a Buster Call against all odds, and hes revealed to be a martial artist using wrestling moves in combat like the Brachio Bomb.
Also somehow i just recently realized the connection between Soba Mask and Queen ruling over Udon. Soba and Udon are both iconic type of japanese noodles
Also important to note, Sanji’s Hell Memories was fueled by remembering the torture he has gone through within the last two years and Queen is not only likely a Okama, also a cruel guy which is responsible for breaking the spirits of the prisoners. It’s the perfect opportunity to push Sanji to his limits…
I like to add that when Sanji was fighting with Judge and thought about their past, his Dj(Poele A Frire) glowed brighter than than usual.
Diable Jambe and Poele A Frire against Doflamingo:
also on queen being an okama
The word “okama” generally refers to homosexual men, trans women or heterosexual men who are considered feminine or flamboyant (similar to “onee” or “new half”).
so queen would be an okama though he has shown attraction to women due to his feminine traits and “ having all of the mannerisms of an okama, “
and there is a bit of a pun with queen I mean he is a massive man named Queen with make up and okama mannerism who can transform into a creature classified as a Dragon( his brachiosaurus fruit is classified under the Ryu Ryu (Dragon-Dragon) Fruit family therefore making the dinosaur he turns into being classified as a dragon subspecies. This is so as the Japanese word for dinosaur, Kyoryu, is written with the characters for “Fearful” and “Dragon”.). In other words, Drag Queen.
In it Kamen Rider Black RX is a cyborg whose motif is a black grasshopper, which mirrors Sanji’s own epithet as Black Leg. Grasshoppers are known for their incredible spring like leg muscles that allow them to jump incredible heights which allow them to launch themselves in the air to fly. However he also has another motif and that is based on the sun. Kamen Rider Black RX is a photosynthetic warrior who is powered by the sun.
Since Kamen Rider is powered by the sun, he can set his legs and fists on fire to increase the lethality of his kicks and punches, which is basically what Sanji’s Diable Jambe does
and he hada form called the prince of anger where once he reaches a certain point of anger he transformed and
there is a tokusatsu that we know Oda likes, which would be a much more explicit inspiration for the Germa 66 : Kamen Rider. specifically the villainous organization shocker
Shocker was a terrorist organization that planned on ruling the world (in the original manga is shown that Shocker had some influences over the governments of the world), with virtually all of its members modified in some way. The founders had mostly Nazi ties
so it fits that germa66 not only references the nazis but the shocker organization from kamen rider
Shocker’s scientists performed surgical alterations that gave the subject superhuman fighting abilities. Even the most basic Shocker soldier was tougher, stronger and faster than the average human civilian. The most powerful of their forces were the Kaijin, modified humans who were combined with animal DNA and human cybernetics to create living weapons.
In an attempt to create the ultimate warriors, they were responsible for the rise of the very first Kamen Riders 1 and 2, whom defected and became the heroes who would ultimately lead to the fall of Shocker.
and sanji and his siblings were altered genetically
and the kamen riders specialty is the kamen rider KICK
both sanjis experience as a child and duval was a reference to the man in the iron mask .
Though based on a real prisoner in the late 1600’s who Louis XIV forced to always wear a velvet mask to hide his identity and who was made to serve other prisoners, one of the most popular versions of the story is that of Alexandre Dumas, translated into a film in 1998. The prisoner, now shown wearing an iron mask, was Louis XIV’s twin brother
sanji had encountered the same fate as written in Alexandre DUMAS book (The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later). Declared dead for the country but condemned to wear a mask and to spend all his life in an horrible prison
and louis XIV was known as the sun king and kamen rider black rx is solar powered
and sanjis and zoros rivalry parallels inuarashi and nekomamushis rivalry ( and inuarashi is called the ruler of the day and has a group under him that reference the three musketeers by alexander dumas (a french story ) and sanji was dressed up as a musketeer and oda said in an sbs that sanji in the real world would be french
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both nekomamushi and inuarashi (zoro and sanjis counterparts) losing the precise limb that could incapacitate zoro and sanjis respective fighting styles
about inuarashis similarities to sanji I have to point out that inuarashi has a group that operates under his command called the
Inuarashi Musketeer Squad Among them are three minks known as the “Three Inuarashi Musketeers”,
The name of the squad is a reference to the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
a french story and oda stated in an sbs that sanji would be french in the real world
so sanjis fire may end up receiving a power up where it turns into blue fire ( since sanjis color theme is blue ( plus oda said if the strawhats were a family sanji would be the second son ) or white ( combining his armarment haki with his fire
also it would fit for sanji to fight queen given that his inspiration is hart from the first of the north star
they both have similar bodies and fu manshu mustach heart was a lieutenant in the king organization along with spade , diamond and club these card names is said to be the inspiration for the card theme of kaidos crew one of queens underlings daifugo possess a strong resemblance to jagi another villain from fist of the north star and heart was most famous for his impenetrable armor his stomach allowed him to absorb the force of attacks because his fat was made of a rubbery substance using fat as armor is a common trope in fiction and queen claims that his fat is just muscle this could just be comedy but sometimes truth is hidden in comedy we all thought kanjurio was a bad artist and was amused by it but he was actually a good artist and used the bad drawings to fool everyone his weakness turned out to be his strength so queens fat may also be his strength
luffy repeatedly calls queen a balloon due to his round body but this could have a deeper meaning foreshadowing that queens body is more like a balloon then we think queen is able to create viruses mechanical weapons so its possible that he altered his body to be more like rubber ( or this came up naturally due to his large amount of body fat either way he would be hard to damage his stomach would be his shield brachiosaurus was known for its large stomach so the size of queens stomach owuld be increased in his hybrid form enhancing it even further and his hybrid form would the form he uses for this ability another connection heart would panic at the sight of his own blood and turn into a homicidal maniac
queen could have a similar nature when he does nt get enough oshiruko he gets angry and even murderous his subordinates were afraid of telling him about komurasakis death due to him possibly going berserk queen may have a similar state when he sees his own blood
which would be similar to pearl from the baratie arc
sanjis first opponent who had a strong armor and panicked and went into fire pearl mode lighting himself on fire
the key to sanji beating queen would be blooming his armarment haki so he would be able to use advanced armarment haki attacking someone from the inside out
(either that or he could use a technique to develop shockwaves similar to hasshoken but I would support the armarment haki bloom more
but even if what I said about queen isnt true the fact is its pretty obvious given his df that he is more durable and has a higher def then king heck queen took a hit from a yonko