One Piece: Is Yamato the one to fight Catarina Devon as a member of the Straw Hat?

Devon was the most dangerous female pirate to be imprisoned at Impel Down during the entire Pirate Age. She’s called “Crescent Moon Hunter”, which we find quite interesting.

We know that the Kozuki clan is strongly associated with the crescent moon

We also know that the Wano samurai have made their way outside, and are the least known to the outside world.

Oden was a Wano samurai who became a pirate, and Zoro’s village was founded by Wano samurai. This leads us to believe that when Kaido killed Oden, unknown members of the Kozuki clan went to sea seeking help to confront Kaido. Most of those who did ended up dead and in particular, those who were women became famous on the seas, for being killed by Devon.

As to why she did this, we don’t know. She seems to revel in killing a beautiful woman. She is obsessed with collecting heads of beautiful women and was once the worst criminal of the Golden Age of Piracy.

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We know Devon identifies as female, but hates women, her character design is designed to be unappealing, and ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune, a mythical zoan-like devil fruit that allows him to transform into a nine-tailed fox.

Yamato identifies with Oden, who is male, whose design was designed to be attractive, and who ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Okuchi no Makami, a mythical zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a divine wolf, as well as a human-divine wolf hybrid. It’s also likely that she will have an arc where she will eventually identify fully as a woman again.

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Now let’s talk about their devil fruits

Because we know that they are the first devil fruit users of two mythical zoan women.

Amaterasu (a named attack in One Piece and Naruto) is the sun goddess in Japanese mythology. However, there is a video game called Okami (popular in Japan) where Amaterasu is a white wolf like Yamato. In this game, Okami is the protagonist and is believed to be a familiar of Orochi (the name sounds familiar).

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We won’t go into the details of this game, but there is a tribe called the Moon Tribe, and we know in One Piece that 5 of the 6 known samurai clans are associated with the moon.

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In the Okami game, there is a character called the Ninetails, a tall and powerful nine-tailed kitsune who rules Oni Island (Yamato race) and is one of the main antagonists of the series. This leads us to believe that the Blackbeard Pirates are going to wreak havoc where the other members of the Yamato race are.

Nine-tailed foxes were originally evil, but later became divine beasts and signs of good fortune in China before legends spread to other Asian nations (India, China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan) and that evil characteristics, including transformation into beautiful women and turmoil of nations, are added.