One of One Piece’s most famous fan theories was brought to life through impressive cosplay.
Shared on Reddit, the Sir Crocodile costume mimics the Desert King’s mafia-style suit as an elegant suit, while also featuring gold hooks and the character’s signature facial scar. The post is titled “Crocodile aka Luffy’s mother”, directly referring to the prominent theory that the leader of Baroque Works and the former Sea Lord are actually the other biological parents of the Pirate King in the series. future.
One Piece fan theory about Luffy’s mother
The Crocomom theory (as it is commonly called) uses a lot of evidence in the universe to support its claims, including the connection of the Desert King with Okama Kingdom leader Emporio Ivankov – who has the Devil Fruit powers that allow him to control hormones – and Sir Crocodile’s Actions during the Peak War. Although mangaka Eiichiro Oda has not confirmed the identities of Luffy’s other parents at the time of writing, he does appear to have verified Sir Crocodile’s transgender status in a recent chapter of the manga.
First launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1997, the ongoing One Piece manga has over 1,000 chapters, and the story follows Luffy as he and his eclectic crew sail the Grand Line in search of treasure hide. The series has a surprising amount of LGBTQ+ representation and gender diversity for a mainstream manga; Good examples of weird One Piece characters include transgender swordswoman Kikunojo, pompous pirate Bentham the Wild (aka Mr. 2 Bon Clay) and Yamato, Son of Kaido of the Beasts.
Sir Crocodile isn’t the only fan-favorite character to inspire recent cosplay examples. Another Reddit user uploaded their interpretation of Donquixote Doflamingo, the former World Noble and King of Dressrosa, which fully embodies the pirate’s charismatic and overconfident personality. Similarly, a third Reddit user posted their comment about Soul King Brook. The seesaw cosplay recreates the character’s skinny figure and colorful fashion sense.
Furthermore, many characters other than Sir Crocodile have sparked fan speculation, creating myths. Most notable is Red-Haired Shanks, the pirate who gave Luffy the iconic straw hat, which has been the focus of much conjecture since the release of Chapter 1086, “The Five Elders”. Other characters that have been at the center of a lot of fan speculation lately include Nefertari Vivi and King of the World Imu.
Oda’s One Piece manga is distributed in North America by VIZ Media.