Hey everyone! Today, I want to talk about the 11th Strawhat in One Piece. Before I begin, I want to let you all know that this post contains potential spoilers. If you’d rather avoid spoilers, then this post isn’t for you, and I suggest you stop reading here. However, if you don’t mind being spoiled, then let’s begin.
As you all know, the Strawhat Pirates is a group that hails from East Blue and is led by Monkey D Luffy. Right now, this crew has a total of 9 members, 10 if you include Jinbe who is set to join after Whole Cake Island ends. With 10 members, the Strawhats are definitely one of the strongest crews in the entire world of One Piece. However, they’re not going to stop at 10 members. Some time ago, Eiichiro Oda confirmed that when the 10th Strawhat would join, the 11th would join almost immediately after that.
Everyone already knows that Jinbe is going to be the 10th Strawhat, which means that the 11th Strawhat will also likely join after Whole Cake Island arc, and before Wano. As One Piece published its 88th volume, there was something really interesting that was noted during the Volume release. The volume cover showed us the Luffy-Bege alliance; basically, everyone important person who tried to take down Big Mom in this arc.
Since they included nearly everyone from the Sanji recovery team, Carrot was there as well. However, a very interesting thing to notice is that Carrot was seen twice on the same volume cover. That’s right. We can see Carrot as a member of the Sanji retrieval team, and also in her sulong form.
While this doesn’t confirm her as the 11th Strawhat, it certainly does point out that Oda thinks of Carrot as someone really important to the Strawhats. She isn’t just another alliance member, or just someone important in one arc, like Rebecca. Instead, she has acquired the role similar to that of Vivi, and even Trafalgar Law in terms of importance to the Strawhats. The Minks were also allied with the Roger Pirates.
In fact, both Nekomamushi and Inuarashi were members of the Roger Pirates as well. If the Strawhats draw any references from the Roger Pirates, then I’d say Carrot will 100% be the next Nakama after Jinbe. Since both of them are in the same place, they’ll join the crew together, once the arc is over. I’m pretty sure that’s going to be the case, but we’ll need to wait for about 10 – 15 chapters to actually see if it’ll happen or not.