Hey everyone! Today, I want to talk about Gear 4th, its forms, and more specifically, Gear 4th Snakeman. But before I actually get there, let’s talk about Gear 4th in general. To be able to improve his combat ability, Luffy developed the concept of gears. Out of these gears, Gear 4 is the strongest, and Luffy developed it back at Ruskaina.

Gear 4 made its debut back in the Dressrosa arc, when Luffy was fighting against Doflamingo. At that time, Luffy used Gear 4 Boundman. We don’t really know how powerful Gear 4th really was back then. If it had other forms or not, and to what extent could Luffy use its powers, because let’s face it, Doflamingo wasn’t as strong as Luffy in Gear 4.

Then came Cracker, and Luffy had a lot of trouble dealing with him. Basically, Cracker was a lot stronger than Luffy, even in Gear 4. Being a Commander, that was expected of him. However, Cracker lost due to Nami’s intervention, and the introduction of a new Gear, called Tankman. We didn’t see the original Tankman, but we did get to see the Full Version of the same technique.

At this point, the existence of other Gear 4 forms was confirmed. So, we had Boundman for attack, Tankman for defence. But, what about mobility, speed, evasion? That’s where Snakeman comes in, and Katakuri is the perfect opponent to be using it against. I think Snakeman would allow Luffy to move his body a lot better than he normally does, and also, it would let him move faster than even Gear 2nd.

Both Luffy, and Katakuri can see the future. They both know how an attack comes when it comes, and how to react to it. Right now, Katakuri has the edge, because he is able to see the future better, and longer than Luffy. But, Luffy is getting closer to him. When they are both at the same level, what would be the deciding factor? Speed.

Whoever is faster, wins the fight. A detail that you may not have noticed in the manga chapter is Luffy’s eyes. He coated them in Advanced Armament Haki, which is something that I didn’t get at first. But, now that I think about it, Luffy is probably using it to strengthen his Observation Haki, probably. If that’s the case, then Luffy can edge him out with speed, and Observation Haki.

—-

One Piece Just Hinted At The Power Of The Shogun Of Wano

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 i’m sure you will like this one a lot, 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 joining hands with the Shogun, he must have been very powerful, and that leads 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, and can’t 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 as well, 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).

Continue Reading The Post