Have you ever wondered how did Lafitte manage to sneak into the Shichibukai meeting?
In marineford, it was stated that Lafitte uses hypnosis on the marines to open the gates of justice. He may have done the same to sneak into the meeting.
But how is Lafitte able to hypnotize people? Is it Devil Fruit?
Well, we all know Lafitte has wings, and that means he’s most likely a Zoan.
In Greek Mythology, there is a mythical bird known as Siren; This bird sings to hypnotize people.
The Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.
Sirens were believed to combine women and birds in various ways. In early Greek art, Sirens were represented as birds with large women’s heads, bird feathers, and scaly feet. Later, they were portrayed as female figures with the legs of birds, with or without wings.
Due to the Siren associated with pirates and sailors, it would be very fitting for Oda to incorporate them into the story.
Therefore, I do think Lafitte is a Siren, and this is also why he resembles a Woman.
It is known that Lafitte’s appearance is based on Iwatani Tokiko, a famous Japanese singer.
Oda is apparently trying to make Lafitte very feminine.
Lafitte is also based on the famous Jean Lafitte, and There is one thing about Jean Lafitte that many People don’t know.
Jean Lafitte had a very famous sword with a bird as the handle.
Could this have inspired Oda to give Lafitte a bird Zoan?
The hypnotism would only work on weaker-willed individuals, similar to kings Haki.
During a one vs. one fight, Lafitte could hypnotize hundreds of men to help him in the battle against a stronger person.
Since Sirens have loud voices, Lafitte would also be able to use his voice to create destructive sound waves. And I believe Lafitte will face brook in the final battle, The Soul king Vs. King of Hypnotism.