Among the many mysteries of A piece, ‘D’s Will.’ is still the most hidden place. Although more than a thousand chapters have passed, readers still do not understand the meaning of the letter ‘D.’ appeared under the names of several prominent figures.
Although Chapter #1085 attempts to shed light on the true meaning of the mysterious middle name, at least telling readers where it came from, it seems like every answer Eichiiro Oda gives only raises countless questions. As such, here’s everything One Piece has revealed so far about the meaning of ‘D.’
People with the letter ‘D.’ An enemy of the gods
In Chapter #1085, while confronting King Cobra, Imu revealed that ‘D.’ is the name held by the World Government’s sworn enemy. Imu also reveals that the original present is nothing more than a faint echo of its former self, and that many of its possessors are unaware of its meaning, origin, or implications.
Interestingly, this revelation was heralded as early as Chapter #764 when Donquixote Rosinante revealed to the young Law that people carry the letter ‘D.’ hard to understand. known in some places as the ‘enemies of the gods’ possessing a fearsome reputation as a group that is sure to storm. Rosinante said that in her homeland, children are threatened with being devoured by people with mysterious initials if they do not behave properly.
The undercover marine was also quick to point out that in a world like theirs, where the Heavenly Dragons were treated no less than gods, it was very possible that ‘D Clan’ could very well be a group that once opposed ancestors of species. The World Nobles and founders of the World Government: twenty nations and, if they are truly immortal as implied, the Imu. The sequel’s reveal that the Red Line was once called the Land of the Gods and that the Five Elders possessed the titles of the gods also seemed to suggest that Rosinante was right.
House D. is associated with the Void Century and the Great Kingdom
The Great Kingdom was first implied to be an enemy that was wiped out by the World Government during the Empty Century by Professor Clover in a flashback to Ohara. However, there appears to be no connection between D. Clan and the Empty Century until suggested otherwise through a conversation between Rayleigh and Nico Robin at Sabaody in Chapter #507. While Rayleigh only revealed the knowledge Roger’s crew had about the Void Century, suspicions that D.’s Will also had a strong connection to the mystery were confirmed by Oden, who explicitly mentioned learning the truth about the D. Clan along with the Void Century and the Ancients. Weapons at Laugh Tale in his travel diary.
Additionally, in Chapter #1085, Imu blames Lily, who is later revealed to also possess the letter ‘D.’ in her name, for scattering the Poneglyph across the world. Since it was from these stones that the scholars of Ohara learned about the Kingdom, it is very likely that the D. Clan and the Kingdom were closely linked during the Void Century and may even have been allies against re Imu and the World. Government together or more simply the letter D. denotes the descendants of the Kingdom’s residents.
The letter ‘D.’ Indicates a will to be inherited
While Luffy introduced himself with the letter ‘D.’ secret. bearing his name since the beginning of the series, the nickname has gone largely unnoticed. That is until Dr. Kureha hinted that the first part may play a larger role in the story and fate of its bearers. So, ‘The Will of D.’ first introduced in Chapter #154 with Kureha also revealing that the Pirate King has a similar initials, his name is not Gold Roger as the World Government would like people to think, but rather Gol D. Roger.
Dr. Kureha’s revelation about Drum Island also planted the first seeds of the theme of will to inheritance that would eventually play a major role in the series. More importantly, this sets up expectations that Luffy will definitely follow in the footsteps of the Pirate King, who was also mentioned as early as Loguetown. Later, in Skypeia, Gan Fall also continued to note the similarities between Roger and Luffy, refusing to remove the D. from their names simply because of coincidence.
Since then, several characters sharing the original name have become famous. Currently, thirteen carriers of D.’s Will have been named: Jaguar D. Saul, Portgas D. Rouge, Portgas D. Ace, Rocks D. Xebec, Marshall D. Teach, Trafalgar D. Water Law, Monkey D. Garp, Monkey D. Dragon, Nefertari D. Lily, Nefertari D. Cobra, Nefertari D. Vivi, Gol D. Roger, and of course, Monkey D. Luffy.
As for what this inherited will may entail, it seems that as ‘enemies of the gods’, those who possess the original will may be destined to oppose the Heavenly Dragon and the Government World. According to Sengoku in Chapter #798, many people have the letter ‘D.’ had a cruel fate. A brief look at all known D. Clan members in the series seems to support both claims with nearly half having met terrible fates and every D. still alive opposing the Regime. cover Words in one way or another. Even Garp, despite being a marine, has repeatedly expressed his dislike for the Celestial Dragons.
Literal meaning of ‘D.’ has not yet been revealed
Despite unraveling the identity of D. Clan, Oda has yet to reveal ‘D.’ What is that. stands for. One popular theory is ‘D.’ could actually be a smile on its side. This theory stems from the fact that many people with nicknames like Rouge, Roger and Ace died with a smile on their face. Even characters like Saul and Luffy smile in the face of possible death.
Another popular theory since the reveal of Gear Five and the existence of the Sun God Nika is the letter ‘D.’ may represent Dawn. However, this roadmap seems too obvious to be true. With One Piece now in its Final Saga, it’s certain that this mystery will be explained soon.
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