Thats some interesting stuff there.
Why do you think it will happen like this?
If I think about it...
I don't think Jimbei will die. The fish already had a lot to endure in his life.
I think maybe Luffy will die and Law is on the edge of death, and he will resurrect Luffy giving his own life with that special technique of his. This will give Luffy the push towards gear 5?
Just a small thought..
About the timeskip, If one happens it will be before the end fight to prepare themselves.
Why do I think? Because I can see in the future and predicting things. So I know that Jinbei will die by Blackbeard because he's the only man who can endure that kind of strength.
And Luffy won't die. Only in that case of overdosing the Gear 5th.============= Auto Merged 8 minutes 33 seconds =============>
Haha...at least this is slightly closer to Bufford (the randomness of topics is something I thoroughly enjoyed). Gear Fifth is coming up in this arc already. I do agree on Jinbei dying for Luffy's sake though. Galkie it is Oda who confirms it in a SBS (probably) in the context that a Mugiwara will die. Plus, the dead giveaway is Jinbei stating his willingness to do so. It is going to be towards the end, if not the final war.
Ah speaking of which, it's probably an interview, but Luffy will not be older when the series ends by Oda's words. So a prolonged time skip is already negated fully by Oda.
Gear 5th is still have a lot to improve, but not in Wano. As we have seen Luffy's releasing his anger against Kaidou in GEAR 4TH, but it's far not enough to Trigger Gear 5th. Because Luffy needs to get angry. HARD. And that OP Episode has shown us that how will Luffy release the final gear form. BUT NOT IN WANO!
And if you have read WCI, then you can see those 2 reasons, why will Jinbei die towards the end.
Chapter 829/830 - The deadly roulette of Big Mom
Chapter 902 - Don't die, even if you'd be dead already!
But Raftel ISN'T just the end, it's just the beginning of the final arc with the 10-year-timeskip.
And Blackbeard is another "KUMA" and the keyfigure of Luffy's bittersweet victory. Because Luffy will disband the crew forever.
And if it turns out, Jinbei's going to be still alive and fine af, then the moral of the entire story would be DEAD. Which means, that there would be no TS, ain't nobody would have any development and improvement, so this forever disband would be and WILL BE good for the crew, because in CH.941's colospread Oda has foreshadowed that Luffy will disband the crew forever, as he has drawn them as hitchhikers.============= Auto Merged 6 minutes 14 seconds =============And this is why I'm telling you that because Luffy has to complete these ordeals. So he will master all of his 3 willpowers - The Color of Observation in WCI, The Color of Armament in Wano and eventually the Color Of The Conquerors Willpower in Elbaf. Because he might meet and fight with Shanks to test his might.
And I'm telling you that, Luffy in Wano will only be able to awaken his DF which will allow him to create weapons and other objects out of his rubber abilities, and bearing with the power of shape-shifting! Not to mention about that, the Malleabilities of Luffy will be just taking its baby steps so he will be barely able bo prove anything with it. It's more likely able to imagine him taking the Gear 4th: TANKMAN - Yokozuna edition (A huge ass Buddha form of G4) and also Snakeman against Kaidou to make him weakened, But those are not going to do any effect against him at all. So there's going to be Moria who will help him by his shadows to create a new G4 from, and that's also going to be the foreshadowing of Luffy's final gear form: GEAR 5TH - BOOGEYMAN.