With Queen set to fight Sanji as of the most recent chapter, that leaves Marco fighting King. Now I’ll admit King & Marco shared a strong parallel when it came to kicking Big Mom’s ship down the waterfall but that’s one moment vs a whole bunch of moments of Queen & King hanging together. But maybe it is going to be Sanji vs Queen & Marco vs King. After all King & Marco are both fire birds so they do have some stuff going for them.
But isn’t it convenient that Zoro just got brought down from the rooftop to be treated for his wounds? When Sanji and Zoro make for a much better duo than Sanji and Marco. It doesn’t matter where you power scale Zoro and Sanji, they’ve always been a pair.
King and Queen’s scaling doesn’t matter. Zoro and Sanji’s scaling doesn’t matter. They are a more compelling duo to fight a duo than Sanji & Marco because Sanji & Marco have never been portrayed that way. A pair vs a pair is simply more compelling than a pair vs two disconnected individuals and it fits past arc matchups.
King & Queen follow previous patterns for Zoro/Sanji opponents. They’re a straight man-gag man duo. The straight man has a sword. They bicker.
Kaku & Jabra were a straight man-gag man duo. Kaku had swords. They bickered.
Mr 1. & Mr. 2 were a straight man-gag man duo. One of them WAS a sword. They bickered.
King & Queen fit the pattern too much for me to think that King is going to fight Marco when Oda just brought Zoro down to the roof onto the live floor where King is. The coincidence is just far to great for me.
*Theory by Dr_Professor83