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The Three Guardian Deities of Wano

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Is Hiyori the “Pheasant” of our raid on Onigashima and not Marco as commonly believed?

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With our most recent developments, our rooftop rumble has ¾ of the suspected Momotaro role-players, missing just the pheasant.

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Typically the thought around here is that Momonosuke’s companions to defeat the Oni Kaido are supposed to be representations of those that accompanied Momotaro in the folktale.

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  • 1-Momonosuke is meant to play the role of Momotaro, he is the true heir of Wano and the dragon that will replace Kaido, who is seen as a Guardian Deity.
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  • 2-Monkey D. Luffy as the “Monkey” the person they’ve been waiting for to help usher in the new dawn. As stated by Yamato when recounting Oden’s journal to Momo – he is the one they’ve been waiting for – an act of fate. He is even described as looking like a “Guardian Deity” by Hyogoro during the raid.
  • 3-Yamato as the “Dog” – Some of the last powerful Samurai of Wano gave up their lives to assure she is here 20 years later, she has vowed to fight for Wano and has gained a mythical Inu Inu fruit that is said to be a ”Guardian Deity” of Wano according to Kaido.

…and then there’s Marco. Yes, Marco has a connection as one of Oden’s friends, but is his role and connection here on the level of the other three aforementioned “Guardian Deities”?

  • When Marco arrives he explicitly says he does not know what his role will be, and shit he is right my man is doing a little of everything – stalling Big Mom, holding off the Ice Oni virus, holding off Queen and King at the same time, but he is not fighting Kaido.
  • In fact, Marco has been pretty adamant that he is not a star of this battle.
  • Tells Queen that they’re up against a New Generation now.
  • When he arrives in the dome, he tells the Straw Hats that they’re the “real muscle”.

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