Hey guys, I just wanted to talk about the Lurking Legend… I think it’s pretty safe to admit that he is in fact Shiki, considering the informations we have in our hands now.
Oda said: “I’ll introduce one of the legend which lurks in One Piece world. The greatest enemy for Straw Hats will hinder their way. Perhaps it will be something related to Whitebeard. Oops, it seems I’m being to talkative. Can you believe Marineford Summit War will look cute compared to that?”
1- During Roger’s era, Shiki was one of the most powerful figures of the time, being on par with Sengoku, Garp, Whitebeard, and Roger. So he is a Legend.
2- Before that era, Shiki was a member of the Rocks Pirates. Kaido, Big Mom and Whitebeard were members of the same crew, so Shiki is indeed closely related to Whitebeard.
3- Shiki is a “Blackbeard type of guy”, someone who is not afraid to “disappear” for the sake of his plan.
“We’ll carry out my plan in twenty years. And then I will show them hell of earth“.
More than twenty years have passed (twenty-two to be more precise). Oda said that Marineford will look cute compared to “that“. We already know that Big Mom and Kaido are cooperating. Out of the four renowned members, only Whitebeard is dead. Garp said that the Rocks Pirates are coming back. The only one left is Shiki… and he has a plan.