Do you guys think that it’s too late for more essential groups to be introduced in the story? Doflamingo talked about the Supernovas, Warlords, Marines, Revolutionaries and Yonkos. I believe that in relation to the story as a whole, there’s more. I think that the Royals like the ones to attend the Reverie, the Research Team and the Underworld, all have a major part in the story that maybe highlighted later. The Royals are already prevalent in the story, but I think there’s more to come when we get to the Reverie. I believe that their connections to the Underworld and certain members of the Research Team will be exposed to us.
Adventuring through this world, the StrawHats crew might have to stand up to others who might not be pirates or marines. I think the mastermind behind the Liquor Iron Ore metal that Dragon mentioned is one of them. I think the StrawHats and the Revo Army’s interest will be the same more as the story goes along. Also to go through avenues that aren’t directly pirate related because they are supposed to be better prepared than Roger’s crew at the end of series. What Rayleigh said about his crew and Ohara being “a little too hasty” (official non colored) and “tried to go too fast” (official colored). Either way, they mean the same thing. I believe that Roger’s crew were the most successful and ideal crew yet and after they reached Raftel, there was more to whatever the true history was and possibly implored. We see the StrawHats crew encourage and liberate others. The history might tell a story that relates to an upcoming or possibly current issue. History is documented so we learn from it. I think that the Royals, Research team, and the Underworld will heavily relate to the future of this or any future voyage.
Why the Research Team might be crucial.
I think the “Marines” (there weren’t marines back then, but I believe that there are people who fought under the CD’s guise) from the Ancient Kingdom that were possibly under the CDs, fought along the D against something. I get that sense because some marines and pirates get along so well. Maybe before that, the D. clan didn’t get along, but they came together to handle something greater than them. I also feel the Research Team, those like Judge and Vegapunk, have an understanding of what this greater force is. Possibly even the Gorosei. This would explain why they don’t want the D to be out there because they possibly attract that type of thing. The issue with this speculation would be that Garp and Saul weren’t an issue until Saul got in the way and Garp’s grandkids started the pirate shit. Back to how Vegapunk and Judge have been connected to many science related discoveries that help in battle. The clones, more bigger than usual creatures, and his kids are some of the advances of Judge. The seastone on weapons and ships, inanimate objects taking in DF, Pacifista, and even the lineage factor with Judge.
Why the Underworld might have a great impact
Speaking of the Underworld. The silhouettes made it seem like there were 10 of them.I think the Underworld might have 4 true Emperors. The same 4 out of 10 that didn’t show up to the wedding. I think those 4 are the real major entities in the Underworld. We’ve seen a loan shark, possible head of a chain of prostitution ring, media titan, a shipping king, smuggler, and a executioner/undertaker. All those are great services, but I believe that the fact that the other 4 didn’t show up, meant a lot. Remember that not showing up is an offense. Jinbei talked about them being there and they are no where to be found. Buggy’s Merc service and the Vinsmokes seem like they thrive in that world. They are the emperors, so I think that last 4 from the silhouette might be huge in the story. They might supply weapons, rare objects that are lucrative, or an extraordinary service that helps sustain pirates and the World Government.
There are many possible connections between the Royals, CDs and the Underworld and Research Team. Is Wapol a Royal along with an Underworld boss? Are there Royals that masquerade as Underworld Emperors? Doffy was the ruler of Dressrosa in the light, but Joker the Underworld broker in the shadows. I’m interested in the Royals bickering and throwing each other’s dirty laundry in the light at the Reverie.
*Theory by Cockycent