While in my read-through of the manga, I noticed something familiar with Shank’s ship in comparison to the flashback during Little Garden. I haven’t seen it anywhere before, but I thought that it would be fun to just write a very quick theory.
After showing the bounty posters for Dorry and Brogy, Mr. 3 goes into an explanation about the ‘Warrior Giant Pirates’ and Dorry and Brogy’s role in getting a bounty.
As you can see, the helm of the ship is very distinct. And if you’re familiar with the Red Force, Shank’s ship, it should seem even more familiar.
Appearance in chapter one:
A more up-to-date appearance, like what we saw in Marineford.
Like I said, there wasn’t a lot to this theory. The helms of the ships just look incredibly familiar, and considering that there is an extremely popular theory about Elbaf being under the protection of Shanks, I think this fits well and adds more fuel to that fire.
Where did the wood for the tree come from? Probably this big-ass tree in the middle of Elbaf. Is it the Treasure Tree Adam? Who knows.
*Theory by swingingsalmon