Garp is currently about to go and confront Blackbeard on the largest pirate stronghold in the world, Hive Hachinosu, in order to save Captain Koby.
We think it’s a Marineford parallel that Oda is about to draw. And this will probably be Garp’s last fight in the manga.. We’re going to detail the things that happened in Marineford and the Hachinosu parallels that we believe will take place.
We will briefly describe the parallels between Garp and Whitebeard, and Marineford/Hachinosu:
Whitebeard, is a legendary pirate who once rivaled the Pirate King in battle, he could have easily become the Pirate King but wasn’t interested.
Garp, the leader of SWORD, a legendary marine also rivaled Roger in battle. He could easily have become Fleet Admiral/World Commander-in-Chief, but he wasn’t interested.
Whitebeard’s underling, whom he considers his son, Ace, has been captured by Blackbeard and his life is in danger. Blackbeard captured Ace for two reasons, to gain Shichibukai status and be able to enter Impel Down and to drag Whitebeard into a war. It’s very likely that Whitebeard was partly responsible for the downfall of the Rocks crew.
Garp’s underling, whom he considers his grandson/son, Koby, has been captured by Blackbeard and his life is in danger. Blackbeard may have captured Koby to lure Garp out and eliminate him, signaling the return of the Rocks era with the downfall of the man who brought down Rocks.
The fight for Whitebeard was mainly him against Akainu (the most morally good pirate against the most morally corrupt marine) and then his former subordinate killed him. In the fight against Akainu, he lost a lot of things permanently, severe burns from his magma, puncture wounds from his magma.
The fight for Garp will mainly be him against Blackbeard (the most morally good marine against the most morally corrupt pirate) and then his former subordinate Aokiji will kill him. We don’t think aokiji will kill him, but he will pretend and it will look extremely believable to everyone. During the fight, Garp will lose a lot, severe burns from freezing his ice, puncture wounds from the ice.
At the head of the Whitebeard Pirates, their captain and father Whitebeard tried to save Ace, a young pirate, from the clutches of the Marines. A legendary old pirate, long past his prime, attempts to rescue a young pirate who has not yet reached his prime, by traveling without hesitation to an island teeming with Marines.
Sailor hero Garp tries to save Koby, a young marine, from the clutches of pirates. A legendary old Marine who is no longer in his prime tries to save a young Marine who has not yet reached his prime, by heading without hesitation to an island teeming with pirates.
The Marines are in awe of this legendary pirate, and there is no pirate they fear more than Whitebeard, although Whitebeard is not as powerful as he once was. Blackbeard comments on this. We see his power in demonstration, his naginata and his Gura Gura no Mi/Haki.
The pirates are in awe of this legendary sailor, and they fear no marine more than Garp, although Garp is not as strong as he once was. Blackbeard comments on this. We see his power in demonstration, his fists and physical strength/Haki.
Whitebeard destroyed much of Marineford. His sons, members of the Whitebeard Pirates, witness his legendary last stand as he slaughters marines in battle. Whitebeard bets on the new era of Luffy. He died trying to protect his subordinates while destroying MARINEFORD.
Garp will destroy much of Hachinosu. His followers, the members of SWORD, witness his legendary last stand as he mows down pirates in battle. Garp bets on the new era of Koby. He will die trying to protect his subordinates while destroying the HACHINOSU.
Whitebeard’s former underling (his son) on his ship fights him near the end and eliminates him. Blackbeard calls him Father when they last meet. Whitebeard speaks legendary words and we learn how many punches he took while he mowed them down.
Garp’s former underling (DISCIPLE) on his ship fights him near the end and eliminates him. Aokiji calls him Master when they last meet. Garp speaks legendary words and we learn how much damage he took from smashing them down.