Yamato’s mother is Gloriosa. As an old lady, she calls herself “Elder Nyon”. Gloriosa says she had to leave the island due to heartbreak and the only reason she survived was because she left.
Kaido is a fairly evil and sinister character. His wife is not going to be anyone. And the reason why she would fall in love with Kaido wouldn’t be because of his personality. But what is the main established thing about Kaido? The main thing thatOda highlighted about Kaido is his STRENGTH. The strongest creature, the strongest pirate, the crew is drawn to him because of his sheer strength.
Oda decided that at Amazon Lily, strength is synonymous with beauty. The stronger a person is, the more beautiful he is. It means Kaido is considered a handsome man there.. Gloriosa is a former Amazon empress. Empresses like Hancock fall in love for the simple things. Kaido beat Gloriosa in a fight and she fell in love with him because of his STRENGTH.
And now, let’s think about Yamato’s character. She’s a strong woman like Boa, she likes to fight and cares more about fighting than femininity like Nami. It’s basically the Amazons. She is exactly like them. Amazons are known to be strong women like Yamato. Clearly Kaido wanted a son. But that’s the problem, amazons can only have female children. They can’t have boys.
Kaido also has very indirect ties to Rusukaina. His name is Kaido, from the Hundred Beasts crew. When Luffy went to this island, Rayleigh said there were 500 animals stronger than him. Maybe Kaido got this name by defeating hundred beasts on this island at a young age.
The reveal of Rusukaina is in Chapter 597, an island where ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVED, an island of wild beasts. The inverse of 597 is 795. This is Kaido’s introductory chapter. This number is actually significant: 500. This happens to be the number of Smiles that Law gives us. Kaido has an army of over 500 artificial Devil Fruit users. What if Kaido used the DNA of these 500 Rusukaina animals to create the Smiles?
The narrator says that the weak live and the strong die. Going back to this natural selection that Chapter 597 reinforced:
And an important point that Oda used to suggest the connection between Yamato and Gloriosa is the Live card. Yamato is the one who explained to Ace how Vivre Cards work. So as soon as Ace’s card started burning, she must have known he was in trouble.
But Kaido didn’t really teach Yamato much. She probably learned his attacks by copying him after losing so many times. So how did Yamato learn this information about the life card? We strongly believe that she learned this information from her mother, Gloriosa. And that’s the only memory she has of her mother. Think for a moment: who is it that told Luffy how Vivre Cards work and that Ace was in danger? Yes, it was Gloriosa.
Kaido and Gloriosa are based on the story of the dragon of Enoshima and the water maiden Benzaiten. The dragon was terrorizing a village and causing natural disasters and all kinds of things. He is very similar to Kaido who has natural disaster abilities. Benzaiten told the dragon to stop what he was doing and he fell in love with her. In some versions she rejects him and in others she doesn’t, but regardless, the characteristics of Benzaiten and Gloriosa are extremely similar.
Benzaiten comes from an Indian goddess and Gloriosas, the flowers from which Gloriosa takes its name, also grow in India! The Gloriosa superba is even the national flower of Tamil Nadu. It is also said to be a flower associated with suicide. Which is Kaido’s favorite pastime. Maybe the reason he constantly kills himself has something to do with her.
It is also said that the Benzaiten is always accompanied by a messenger, a white serpent. This is precisely what the eldest Nyon had with her. It’s funny how Yamato uses an attack called White Snake. An attack that is very different from all the other attacks she has used. And this attack is combined with Luffy’s Snakeman attack which seems to be inspired by the KUJA and the snake princess.
It is said that Benzaiten comes from an island where there are only women. Substantial proof. She is said to be very wise and knowledgeable. Gloriosa told Luffy about the nature of the Live card, she understood Luffy’s pure intentions while the other amazons didn’t see the big picture. She was aware of Luffy’s actions to take down the Celestial Dragons..
And even just from a logical point of view. We know Yamato is a beautiful character but she’s not like Nami or Robin. She’s a fighter, she likes to fight. And she probably didn’t feel sure she was a woman. Since women are generally told to avoid violence and act feminine. It is for this reason that she calls herself Kaido’s son. Yamato is very similar to amazons. Extremely strong for a woman and very naive about the outside world. Wano and Amazon Lily are both isolated nations.
We can also see a parallel between Kaido and Gloriosa. When Kaido met Gloriosa, he was nobody and she was Empress. During the Wano arc, Kaido is an emperor and she is nobody.