Years ago, the One Piece mangaka created the artwork of a sex-swapping Crocodile, and one talented fan turned that idea into a creepy cosplay.
Crafted and uploaded to Reddit by TheLoneiestExpat, the gender-swapped Crocodile skin features many key aspects of the classic Warlord of the Sea design, including the large golden hook, the scar on the mold face and signature cigar. However, fan-made costumes bring femininity to the character when combined with impressive short skirts and high heels. Although the cosplay has some aesthetic differences, the cosplay perfectly portrays Crocodile’s confident and intimidating personality in the photo.
One of many fan-favorite characters in One Piece’s massive saga, Crocodile was one of the first major villains faced by Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates. So he’s a popular inspiration for fan-generated content. In addition to TheLoneiestExpat cosplay, a former Riot Games and Blizzard Entertainment employee posted their incredible 3D animation of the Baroque Works leader who brought his sand-based Devil Fruit powers to life. in a beautiful way.
One Piece’s alligator-focused fan theory
Furthermore, the Crocodile is at the center of a prominent theory among the One Piece fan community. In theory, Crocodile is not only a transgender man but also Luffy’s other biological parents who gave birth to the meat- and battle-obsessed protagonist. It uses a wealth of evidence to support its claims, such as the former Sea Lord’s connection to Okama Kingdom leader Emporio Ivankov – whose Devil Fruit ability allows him to control hormones – with the aforementioned artwork by Oda.
One Piece has surprising gender diversity and representation throughout its story, with Ivankov, Yamato, the transgender son of Kaido of the Beasts, and Kikunojo, a transgender swordswoman from the country of Wano. , are notable examples. This acceptance and celebration of the diverse nature of gender is also evident in the One Piece fanbase. For example, another Reddit user shared their gender-swapping interpretation of Roronoa Zoro with a cosplay that highlights the Pirate Hunter’s unique fighting style.
Standing as the undisputed best-selling manga series of all time with over 516 million copies in circulation worldwide, Oda’s ongoing masterpiece first appeared in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2016. 1997 and has over 1,000 individual chapters. The story follows Luffy and his eclectic crew sailing through the Grand Line in search of prestigious treasure. Toei Animation’s animated film adaptation won Best Ongoing Drama at this year’s Crunchyroll Anime Awards.
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