Finally, there are worthwhile spoilers!
After months of debates that divided the fandom, One Piece has finally settled the question of who will be the final member of the Straw Hats. This article will contain spoilersso if you have not been able to read the latest installment of Eiichiro Oda’s work, we recommend you do so through the service of MangaPlus by Shueisha. Well, the role that Yamato will now play in this work is mentioned.
Despite Yamato’s proclamation that they would join the Straw Hats in chapter 1051, some readers were still debating whether they should stay behind to protect the country from external enemies (especially the World Government), now that Kaido was gone. . However, everything changed in chapter 1055, during a battle against Navy Admiral Ryokugyu, who invaded Wano in hopes of taking Luffy’s head, Momonosuke and his servants step forward to defend the Straw Hats. . Momo explicitly tells Yamato not to interfere in the fight and that he will show that Wano is really protected.. Yamato has been a prisoner in Kaido’s fortress for years, unable to escape and see the countries beyond Wano, and this is their chance to be free, so Momo wants to give them a proper send-off. Wano’s samurai and his Shogun will protect the country from now on without him having to interfere.
This exchange proves without a doubt that Momonosuke will stay behind and act as the true ruler of Wano, while Yamato will set sail with the Mugiwara, the Straw Hats Pirates. It’s true that Luffy has yet to give his approval, but it’s more of a formality. Yamato worships Kozuki Oden (Momo’s father) as a hero. Oden joined the former Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, on his journey, so it’s only natural that Yamato joins who he thinks will be the next Pirate King, Luffy, as a way of paying tribute to that great story. Also, he makes a lot of sense for Momonosuke’s story to be left behind. He showed that he has grown through his tribulations and can now step into his father’s shoes and give Wano the ruler he deserves after twenty years of slavery under Kaido. Yamato and Momo represent two different sides of Oden, the adventurous explorer and the beloved ruler, and each will follow their specific path.
Yamato will undoubtedly be a great addition to the Straw Hats. His powerful Devil Fruit abilities and Conqueror’s Haki place him among the strongest fighters in the crew., and his goofy and often ridiculous personality makes him a perfect fit for the Straw Hats. One Piece fans who didn’t want to see this happen will have to come to terms with the fact that the debate is settled and Yamato is the last member of the Straw Hats.
Finally, Yamato becomes the last member of the Mugiwara in One Piece
After months of debates that split the fandom in two, One Piece has finally settled the question of who will be the next and last member of the Straw Hat Pirates. Despite Yamato’s declaration of wanting to join Luffy’s crew, many readers still believed that they would remain in Wano. but chapter 1055 put an end to the debate once and for all.
In the first chapter of the series, just after setting sail for his great adventure, Luffy declared that he would get a pirate crew of 10 members. For 25 years, One Piece author Eiichiro Oda stayed true to that statement and slowly introduced nine characters who joined Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirates. With only one more spot to fill, it seemed only natural that the final member would be recruited in Wano, the setting for the manga’s biggest arc to date. There were a few candidates, but the one that stood out the most was Yamato, the son of Kaido, the strongest villain to appear in the series so far. Yamato is also incredibly powerful, and his greatest desire was to break free from his tyrannical father and explore the world, so he seemed like a perfect fit. However, many fans still doubted this and believed that Yamato would remain in Wano to take up Shogun duty, while the rightful ruler, Momonosuke, would perhaps join the crew. Finally, it seems that a decision has been made: Yamato will be the last member and Momonosuke will be the ruler.