In Chapter 1053 it is revealed that Luffy and Buggy have replaced Kaido and Big Mom as new members of the Yonko.
Buggy becoming one of the 4 Emperors was really unexpected but what if there are “evidence” of foreshadowing and logical reasoning for it?
1- What Buggy (and Luffy) have similar to previous Yonkos
Looking at the similarities among previous Yonkos Kaido, Big Mom, Whitebeard, Blackbeard (Shanks excluded because we know so little), there are some criteria they all have:
- Quite a big pirate crew
- Buggy with his Buggy’s Delivery, consist of the the administration Cabaji, Alvida, Galdino, Mohji, Richie etc, but also the Impel Down Inmates, they are all dangerous criminals and believably strong, on top of former mercenaries like Hajrudin the giant.
- Being a threat to the World Government
- Buggy, other than being a pirate, also leads Buggy’s Delivery specializes in sending pirates and other powerful warriors to assist a country or group in battle if they pay for it.
- This is what Law and Kid do not have/ never mentioned they have. All Yonkos have a “hideout” or territory or island under their protection instead of like a stereotypical pirate who stays on ship.
- Kaido has Wano, Big Mom has Whole Cake Island and formerly Fishman Island, Whitebeard has that small island where Nekomurashi and Marco met before the raid. Blackbeard has Fullalead/ Pirate Paradise, Luffy has Fishman Island now, Buggy has Emptee Bluffs Island.
2- Buggy’s background and how he is a dangerous man in the views of others
During Marineford War the world knows more about Buggy’s law and he is an absolute menace in the eyes of regular people in the One Piece universe:
- Previously Pirate King Gol D. Roger’s crew;
- Brotherly bond with current Yonko Shanks;
- Went to Lodestar Island and almost Laugh Tale, almost know what One Piece is;
- Survived a skirmish with Mihawk, unscathed (kinda satire here);
- Previous Warlord;
- Leader of Buggy’s Delivery, a mercenary group;
- Filling up Doflamingo’s place in terms of business after Doffy’s defeat.
3- Buggy’s crew and parallelism compared with Straw Hat Pirates
This is my favourite part, look at Buggy’s crew and you will see a lot of parallelism, so funny yet so legit in the same time.
- Cabaji, the OG and the chief of staff of Buggy’s Delivery, he is parallel to non other than Zoro himself.
- He is a swordsman (technically, he uses sword for sure).
- Not only swords, he also uses kicks and other surprise attacks, He also uses razor-sharp spinning tops and has a flame breath. Who else uses sword, kicks, surprise attack and flames? King the Wildfire , who fights Zoro in the raid.
- He also has green hair and his drip is so similar to Zoro especially the clothing on his waist and his pants (kinda joke but a point is a point).
- Galdino the wax man, he is parallel to Sanji
- His alias in Baroque Works? MR.3, 3? Three in japanese is “San” ? “San” for “Sanji” do I need to say more?
- His outfit post timeskip is similar with Sanji’s suits and shirts.
- His power is also secret OP, Wax Wax fruit , manipulate this wax into any shape he desires, change it between solid and liquid states, and control its motion in both liquid and hardened states, he is literally OG Katakuri! give him more credits!
- Alvida, the first antagonist of the series. She is the parallel of Yamato.
- Her weapon, is literally similar to Yamato’s Takeru club, just more spikey.
- Her Slip-slip fruit allow her to use slipperiness to reduce friction and slide at great speed, sounds like she going to be very mobile on ice, who has ice powers? Yamato. Alvida is a parallel and a counter to Yamato? Seems legit for me.
- Mohji, the beast tamer, who is visually a beastly man with a large round body, who is similar to his physique? Jinbe.