Over the decades.. There are countless theories about the Strawhat Crew. And mostly about .. Who will the next Strawhat Member!?
This theory will be about MY vision on the strawhats and who could possibly join in the near future to finish up the crew as a whole.
First off, A lot of people online and even in my social contacts are saying.. Jimbe was the last one. Luffy wanted 10 people in his crew.
And a lot of people are using the argument, that Oda cant give more of them screen time in a big battle or something like that. But I disagree with this fact, simply because at this moment he is using the Strawhat Crew and a lot of allies of Luffy.
So what if the allies aren't there? Everyone can have a great battle in his own unique way.
The wiki states:In the beginning of the manga, Luffy claimed that he wanted at least ten people to join his crew before entering the Grand Line (not counting himself).This was changed after Usopp told Luffy that after "the chef" joined them, they would rescue Nami and go to the Grand Line.
Although this is long past the expiration date, it can still serve as evidence that there will be at least ten Straw Hats at one point of the manga (excluding Luffy himself). Luffy also claimed in the beginning of the manga, that he would gather a crew strong enough to surpass his childhood hero Red-Haired Shanks.
I agree that it is outdated. If someone fits in, Luffy (Or Oda for that matter) will make sure someone can or will join.
I will also explain why this people don't just stay or become allies.
Furthermore. Lets dive in shall we?
We will start off with the CURRENT Crew:
My first pick.
Lets take a look at Gin's last words..
Oda's is a clever man and will make sure someone gets back into the frame someday. He is so good that he can thrive on small things like this.
I truly believe we will see Gin back. And I have seen some fantastic theorie's about how and when.
So in this picture Gin says that he wants to meet again in the Grand Line. Now this may not sound like that big of a deal but the thing is that Oda wouldn’t make Gin say this and then never make them meet ever again. Also, if he was to make Gin die then he would’ve killed him off in front of us, because by now we should all know that no one is dead in the One Piece world unless they die right before our eyes or if they die in a flashback.
Also Oda hasn't forgotten about him given/revealing Gin's birthday date in 2015. ( over 15 years after Gin’s last appearance ).
Now where and when will Gin pop up?
I think Wano.
He fits in with the Beast pirates. and why? Just the small detais.
Look at his jacket,
- a snake/dragon theme
(the dragon on Gin’s jacket has a similar shape to Kaido and Momonosuke’s dragons. )
Dragons in the One Piece world are only associated with Wano, which is further proof that Gin could have some sort of relation with Wano.
Look at his weapons,
- a pair of Tonfas tipped with iron balls
( Tonfas are mostly associated with the Okinawan marital arts, which originated from the Okinawa Islands in Japan. )
With this information,
I believe that Gin will pop up in the final battle as a headliner of the Beast pirates.
Maybe having a smile devil fruit to enhance his powers. It could explain why he is a part of the Beast pirates more and it fits in with all the evidence Oda has provides us.
Maybe I'm overthinking it but also the theories Ive seen about this one sound all plausible to me.
Also this fan art just looks sick.
I have my hopes up for a Gin vs Sanji showdown in Wano where Sanji can shine, and Luffy inviting Gin into his crew after the fight.
The backstory is all there and gin could forfill a crew position that the Strawhats are lacking.
- Beast tamer
Beast Tamer (Fits in with the Smile fruit) A Beast Tamer, or Pet Tamer, is someone on a crew who often handles the animals brought on board for the duration of the travel. These animals could be trained specifically for amusement, combat situations, or otherwise. An unorthodox addition to any crew, it would definitely be a surprise as some professional Beast Tamers can tame massive beasts with ease. Some Beast Tamers can also communicate with animals using Haki, though this is a speculated rumor among sailors.
Commando (With his different fighting techniques) A Commando or Guerrilla Unit is a person who uses multiple weapons, a specific kind of warfare, or both in order to attack an enemy force. These units are normally found on Marine ships in a highly regarded position as their power could rival that of the Captain themselves. Normally consisting of three units or a single unit of force equal to three or more men, a Commando handles tens of enemies at once using their varied arsenal. Some Commandos are also given the job of cannoneer which handles the main artillery of a ship normally handled by a Sniper.
Or maybe another (support) role.
O-Tama is a rather easy pick to be honest.
Luffy loves Ace, and Ace made a promise to O-Tama.
When Ace visited Wano, Tama formed a bond with him and had wanted to join his crew, but Ace refused based on her current age. However, he did promise that once the two meet again and she becomes a kunoichi, he would bring her on board. When Luffy informed her of Ace's death, Tama was deeply upset and refused to believe him. Tama does not know Luffy and Ace are brothers but has commented to Luffy that after he struck Holdem with the Red Hawk, he reminded her of Ace.
After Wano, Luffy will fullfill the promise of his brother Ace.
O-Tama will join the strawhats.
- Kunoichi (Later)
Carrot. (At this point I lost my orginal written piece and just copy pasted some bits similiar from the web :()
Carrot, as the member of the Mink Tribe, is a warrior from birth and pretty powerful as well. She’s not just a good natured rabbit-mink, but she’s also a force to be reckoned with. Her physical abilities are top-notch making her quick and agile. She’s also quite durable as she was able to get back up after being stomped to the ground by Charlotte Katakuri and has quite a strong will as well because she was able to withstand Big Mom’s Haoshoku Haki too.
She also has her “Sulong” form that she can activate during Full Moon which magnifies her strength, speed, agility, Electro and her overall fighting abilities.
This form is badass.
Another strong point is that she could develop an immunity to Kenbunshoku Haki which could make her a perfect scout to enter enemy territory undetected and collect intel. Why do I say that? There have been instances showing that Luffy wasn’t able to detect the Mink warriors surrounding him when he was fighting against the two guardians on Zou. He only came to know about all the warriors surrounding him when Wanda told them all to leave. This maybe a small point that’s often overlooked, but it seems like the warriors of the Mink Tribe can effectively hide their presence even from Observation Haki, and Carrot being one of the strongest warriors may be able to use it as well!
Carrot is naive and childish, much like Luffy, but also is fiercely protective of her friends as she’s shown the eagerness to risk her life to protect the Strawhats on multiple occasions. She also seems to have a curious personality, and having never seen the world outside of Zou or have any knowledge of any natural phenomenon, she can prove to be the perfect adventurer. Moreover, we need to add a new member to the Luffy-Usopp-Chopper trio so that they can enjoy more silly moments!
She even wants to join herself. I think in the end she will stick around and be an official strawhat.
(look at how Luffy just doesn't reply : )
I spend a lot of time writing thos once again. Let me hear what you guys think about this or who could join in your eyes!
Bon Kurei/ Bon Clay.
I was thinking of adding him in this list but him being the leader of level 5,5 in Impel Down just drastically lowers his chances. And therefor i don't think he will join the crew but the Strawhat Grand Fleet in the future.
As much as i'd like Bellamy joining. It wouldve happened after the Dress Rosa arc if Oda wanted to, This made more sense than now. Bellamy chose to change his ways and quit piracy to find a new life as an apprentice dyer.
Therefor his chances where zero for me.
A lot of people have said Marco will join. But this one just doesn't make a lot of sense.
Marco will lead the Whitebeard Pirates and is a doctor. I only see them joining the Strawhat Grand fleet eventually.