Hey everyone! In this post, I want to talk about the Shogun of Wano, and how he might have already been hinted at in the One Piece series, yet nobody was able to notice it. Since this is just a theory, please don’t continue if you don’t like reading them. But, if you enjoy good theories, then you will like this one, and so let’s begin.
The Shogun of Wano is one of the most talked about characters in One Piece, prior to the Wano arc. He betrayed his people and joined forces with Kaido, in order to maintain control over the land of Wano. Since Kaido agreed to join with the Shogun, he must have been very powerful, and that led a lot of people to believe different theories about the Shogun of Wano. Some speculate that he’s the World’s Strongest Swordsman (before Mihawk), others say that he has a Dragon Zoan Devil Fruit, and then there are those who say that he isn’t even a fighter at all.
We probably won’t know what he can do, or what powers he has, until we are actually able to see him. Yet, there is a subtle hint provided in the story, that not many of you have noticed. This hint comes from a Japanese folklore of Momotarō. You’ve probably heard of it, right? The Marine Admirals were based off of this folklore, and so are a lot of other characters.
One of them happens to be Momonosuke, who is vital to the story of Wano. Momonosuke represents Momotarō in this story. In the story of Momotarō, and his adventures, he recruits a Monkey, a Dog, and a bird to help him defeat two Ogres that look like a Dragon and a Tiger. Now tying this to the real story, Momotarō is Momonosuke.
He has recruited Luffy (Monkey), Dog (Inuarashi), and Bird (Marco), to help him fight against those who have taken over his country. These would be Kaido (Dragon), and the Shogun (Tiger). Going by this, the Shogun should have the appearance of a Tiger. He should definitely be one of the strongest in Wano, without any doubts. Now, there are two possibilities. The Shogun is either a Tiger Devil Fruit user.
Or, he can be a Tiger Mink, and I personally lean a bit more towards this. If the Shogun is actually a Tiger Mink, then he would be the one to rat out the Minks. We all know that there was a traitor in the Minks, and this could be the Tiger Mink from Wano. But of course, the traitor could just be from Zou as well, and in that case, the Shogun would be someone with a Mythical Zoan Tiger Devil Fruit, in my opinion.