Wano Country Arc is probably the most hyped One Piece arc since the Paramount War arc of Marineford. Marineford happened about a decade ago, and now, an even bigger war is coming up, with the Strawhats this time playing a central role. Of course it is going to be super hyped.
Thanks to Eiichiro Oda, we now know that Wano is going to happen in about 1 – 2 years from now, which means there’s a slight chance that it may happen towards the end of 2018. Either way, the arc of Wano Kuni is going to hyped, and I think it is going to get hyped even more due to a Legendary character returning to screen in the One Piece series.
I’m talking about none other than the rival of Gol D. Roger, and a legendary Pirate from the past era. A pirate who held the same power as Roger, Whitebeard, Sengoku, and Garp. By now, you may have figured out that I’m talking about the Golden Lion Shiki. For those of you who don’t know, Shiki is a legend from Roger’s era, and his rival. He was extremely powerful and commanded the biggest fleet in New World, which was even greater than Whitebeard’s.
Shiki was later imprisoned at Impel Down, when he attacked Marineford and destroyed half of it, and he took on both Sengoku and Garp at the same time, and managed to brutally injured Garp as well. After his escape from Impel Down, Shiki said that he wanted to go into hiding. He wanted to start a plan that would take 20 years to complete.
Later, the movie Strong World was announced, and Shiki was defeated. But, here’s the thing. Strong World is 100% Non-Canon. Yet, Shiki’s 20 year plan is completely Canon. So, in reality, we haven’t even seen what Shiki’s plan is, and he might actually be appearing at Wano Kuni. Now, I know that most of you are wondering how it is even possible. But let me explain. Firstly, Shiki is a legendary character, who will have to appear in One Piece somewhere.
Secondly, Shiki is a swordsman, who wielded two swords, Oto and Kogarashi. His attire is that of a person from Wano Country. Here’s what his trivia tells us:
“*.His overall design resembles a typical shogun.
*.Like his named crewmates, Shiki may be themed on a color, which in his case is gold.
*.The lion is traditionally referred to as the ‘King of Beasts’, fitting Shiki’s control over numerous animals.
*.Shiki commanding a bestial crew is similar to Kaido of the Yonko.”
So who will Shiki reappear as? The Shogun of Wano! I’m pretty certain that it is going to be Golden Lion Shiki. During Edd War, Shiki found out that Roger had an Ancient Weapon, and that’s why he offered him to join forces. It is possible that he has joined forces with Kaido this time. What do you think? Let me know in the comments section below.