Recently many people began to argue that Oden was a D.
D. clan are supposed to smile on their death. Only D. clan can laugh to death.
Oden died smiling, so he has to be a D.? Oden knew all the history and said he found out the meaning behind the D. Family name, but he never said “Oh so I found out, Kozuki is a branch of D. Clan”
Anyway I have compiled some manga panels to elaborate this.
Examples of non D. clansmen dying smiling:
Bellemere dying smiling
Hiluluk dying smiling
Pedro suicide after smiling calling Straw Hats the dawn
Pound dying with a smile
Corazon dying with a smile
Otohime dying with a smile
Vergo dying with smile
Monet dying with a smile
Example of D. clansmen dying without a smile :
- First example is Blackbeard himself, he has always been scared shitless of dying, especially in his fight against Whitebeard
- Law’s parents dead like any normal person, even though they are D.
Smoker mentioned the smiling part to compare Luffy to Roger only in sense that he had no regrets about dying because of his ambitions
Most of the major deaths of good guys in manga had them dying with smile, regardless of them being a D. or not. They all die smiling.
It is to show they had no qualms about the events causing their death and not limited to D Clan.
*Theory by waqasnaseem07