With the release of Chapter 1061 and the reveal of Dr. Vegapunk everyone has begun to speculate why Vegapunk looks as they do and whether or not she is even the real Vegapunk.
Considering Vegapunk has been referred to as male, and even an old man in the past, for him to show up resembling a young girl tells me there’s some catch. So these are some theories I came up with.
The first thing that came to mind upon reading this chapter was that the Vegapunk we see is actually an android. We know Vegapunk is very good at making androids since he was responsible for the Pacifistas and now the Seraphim.
With this Vegapunk could have uploaded his consciousness into an android body. Unlike the Vinsmokes and Franky this body would be completely mechanical and thus could be modified without limit. Vegapunk may also be able to move his consciousness from the android body into a central computer, think Karen from SpongeBob.
What if instead of going the android route Vegapunk went for a clone. Now I know what you’re thinking “Vegapunk was said to be an old man. How can this girl be his clone?” Well we already know that he and Judge discovered bloodline elements or DNA, but we also know that Judge’s clone army can be programmed (Chapter 840).
So what if the woman we see is in fact the real Vegapunk but a clone, a clone that had its DNA altered to become female. Perhaps he took inspiration from Ivankov’s Devil Fruit.
3-Split Brain Theory
This one is the most out there one but also my favorite. So currently in the story Vegapunk leads a group called the Special Science Group or SSG, now what if the SSG wasn’t what you thought it was. What if SSG is composed of only Vegapunk. Think Pain from Naruto, there were six paths, six different bodies, all connected via the Rinnegan. Or if you’ve ever played Cyberpunk in the side quest beat on the brat there is a pair of twins that had their brains linked, one person two bodies. Stay with me here but when Vegapunk appears she has a device over her left ear, you could say that it’s just a regular ear piece so she can talk to the marines on the island, or it could be an antenna that links this Vegapunk to the other Vegapunks that make up SSG.
What if Vegapunk and the people who are a part of SSG decided to have one collective brain split between multiple bodies. They would do this by linking each person’s brain together so they’re on the same wavelength, multiple parts acting as one. An example could be like your heart, your heart is made of billions of individual living cells doing their own thing, but they create a single heart. These individual bodies would be like the cells, and collectively they become the entity known as Vegapunk. We can see on this Vegapunks suit it says “PUN(K) 02, perhaps the old man Vegapunk is 01 or 00 and the other parts of Vegapunk are numbered accordingly.
*Theory by JareBear575