At the end of Chapter 1049 we see Luffy fall exhausted. If you look closely, you may notice something strange, a detail that has given rise to several theories according to which Luffy lost his left eye in the fight against Kaido.
Luffy’s eyes, especially his gaze, have been consistently commented on by Kaido this arc. From when he knocked Luffy out back in Chapter 924 (“He’s been glaring at me for a while now”) to Chapter 1008 when he remarked during their fight how “The light never leaves them”.
Oda himself said in an interview that “in the final scenes of One Piece there is one pirate who appears with an eye patch”.
Is Luffy the mysterious eye-patch character that will appear at the end of the series according to Oda? There are some potential foreshadowings in support of this theory:
It is worth noting that it is always about the left eye.
So what do you think?