Sabo has become one of the most prominent characters in One Piece’s Revolutionary Army, but he may be less important than many fans think.
a major A piece The newly revealed character is much less important than most fans think. Although mangaka Eiichiro Oda is known for making every character in One Piece matter, not all of them have the main role. The latest chapter of the manga revealed that the same holds true for Sabo, Luffy’s long-lost brother.
Chapter #1085 of One Piece, translated by Stephen Paul, reveals that the Nefeltari clan carries the Will of D, just like Luffy did. The will of D is a mysterious phenomenon in One Piece, where important figures against the World Government will be born with the letter D in their names. This revelation reminds Sabo of his childhood when Ace and Luffy comment on the strange coincidence that they both have a D in their names. This is of course because they both carry the Will of D, but in the flashback they point out that Sabo doesn’t have a D in his name.
One Piece’s Sabo lacks DI’s will
This is quite surprising given how important Sabo seems to be after being reintroduced in Dressrosa. Sabo is Luffy and Ace’s third brother, who apparently died as a child but was actually rescued by the Revolutionary Army. Sabo rose up high within that organization and even recently achieved the title of “Flame Emperor” solidifying him as an unofficial fifth type of Yonko even though he is not a pirate. Add to that the fact that he knew about Imu’s secret existence at One Piece’s Reverie and it seems like Sabo is one of the most important characters in the series. But his lack of D means something else.
While not much is known about D’s Will at this point, almost every major figure outside of the Straw Hats and World Government has that D in their names. Imu has stated that the D in Luffy’s name is the name of someone who once fought against them, which means that because One Piece focuses on inherited will, these “D Family” are special vessels. specifically against the authoritarian World Government. The fact that Sabo does not bear this name implies that he is not a special part of Imu’s opposition, which directly contradicts the hyped role he has assumed. But Oda must have not intentionally given him a D, which means he is much less important than fans think.
Sabo’s lack of D makes him less special in the One Piece world
Of course, chapter #1085 also shows that characters can carry D’s Will without even knowing it. Vivi and the entire Nefeltari clan secretly carried the letter D until Imu forced Cobra to reveal it. So Sabo could eventually be revealed as carrying this inherited Will as well. But the fact that Oda is directly pointing out that sabo not carrying the will of D is still an important detail implying that Luffy’s other brother is far less important than A piece fans think.
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