The long-awaited final stage of the manga One Piece coming soon, fans are full of questions and speculations. Creator Eiichiro Oda has teased a few glimpses of what’s to come, but a tantalizing clue about the final plot may have been given in an interview conducted in 2011.
In the aforementioned interview, Oda stated: “Soon, a hidden legend in the One Piece universe will be revealed. This character will become the biggest challenge Luffy and his crew have ever faced. They will appear at some point. Maybe this character has a connection to Whitebeard Sorry, maybe I said more than I should The Marineford War? Believe me, compared to ‘it’ is childish So.”
The description that Oda gives seems to fit the character of Rocks D. Xebec perfectly. This legendary pirate is so powerful that he is even the captain of influential characters such as Whitebeard, Big Mom and Kaido… to form the fearsome Rock Pirates. Rocks is said to have been defeated and killed by former Fleet Admiral Sengoku, but there are many theories that he may still be alive.
Currently we cannot know for sure what happened in God Valley, we only know that after that time, Roger’s group disbanded and Rocks D. Xebec is believed to have passed away. However, it is not uncommon for a character that is considered lost to suddenly return in the world One Piece.
Think for a moment, maybe it’s not “accidentally” that Oda mentioned the details about the Rocks. Surely this tape must play an important role in the plot, as the final villain, for example.
Some recent developments in the One Piece manga also suggest that the Straw Hats will face another significant threat. These factors open up a fascinating question: who will be the ultimate and greatest villain in One Piece?