One Piece Chapter 976: Onigashima Raid and Alliances! Possible [Spoilers]
The biggest encounter that the straw hats could ever face is now upon them. Back in their debut days when they had just made it to the new world, we used to think that they were all talk when the mentioned that they are going after the Yonkos but now it has finally started. We could say that the whole cake Island arc was just a tease and now they are about to face a fully-fledged two Yonko alliance head-on. Although they have allies, it comes off as a much scarier task to do given he might and the power of the Big Mom and the Beast Pirates. So in this post, I am going to talk about the possible allies that we will see making appearances in the Onigashima raid that will likely happen in one piece chapter 976.
Firs let us round up all possible groups and their location as the raid will begin soon. So this will be crucial in the direction of the fight as it starts. But of course, we don’t expect to see the big guys like Kaido and Big Mom make their appearances right away. For now, we already know that Inuarashi, Nekomamushi and their Mink’s team have already landed in wano, what we might not know so far is how they will be making their appearance as they have never appeared after that.
At the frontlines, we have Law, Kid, and Luffy who are going all out forging their way to Onigashima where the beast Pirates, Big Mom and her crew that accompanied her to wano are having a festival and celebrating. So Luffy and the rest of his alliance are going to crash the celebration which will lead to the greatest fight of the franchise ever since Marineford. We also know that the Marines are keeping tabs on the situation as X-Drake was recently revealed to be their spy, so it is likely that as soon as the raids start, they might make their move and appear as third parties. But that is likely for later when the battle had developed much further.
As it stands now, one would think that the Scabbards, Law, Strawhats and Kid’s alliance might not be enough to take out Kaido and Big Momo all combined. Which is likely the case. Even law mentioned that their chances of defeating Kaido are very close to zero when he formed his alliance with Luffy back in Punk Hazard. So this is a death wish for them. At least they are all aware and are prepared for whatever happens and at this point, there is no more going back.
Now that we have got all the facts together, we already know the scale of the Scabbards-Luffy and Co alliance. And against the two Yonko’s, they stand no chance at all. But this is where things get interesting. You should remember that the Pirate-Ninja-Mink-Samurai alliance was formed to fight against Kaido and liberate Wano. And all of its top fighters are present in Wano. This means the alliance is in full form and full power now. But that is not all there is to it.
If we are to talk about who will appear in this fight from now till it ends then the possibilities could be manny. As we know there is still the Straw Hat grand fleet and its commanders, so Luffy is basically on Yonko’s level as far as his influence is accounted for as he commands a large fleet together with the alliance currently at Wano so their numbers could even rival that of other Yonko’s and they even have very strong Pirates.
Now let us zoom into Onigashima and look at the raid and how it is likely to proceed from now. I mean we already know about the Marine and X-Drake as he is their spy so it is likely they will join the fight later on. For now let us look at the first act as the action will be only limited to the Beast Pirates, Luffy and Co’s alliance, and Big Mom’s pirates. But this is also where developments to how other allies and third parties could make their way into Wano as they are keeping tabs on the situation.
The way Luffy and his allies are currently overwhelming the Beast Pirates at Port Tokage, it is just a matter of time before they make it to Onigashima and crash the Beast Pirate’s celebration which will highly enrage Kaido and lead into a very big and intense fight. Now as we see it, things can unfold into various situations. Like since they yare overwhelmed, it is likely that those Beast Pirates lackeys might inform Kaido or the higher ranking Beast Pirates about Luffy’s invasion and about Kyoshiro’s sudden betrayal.
But as we all know Kaido he might not wanna be disturbed in his drinking time and would likely just kill whoever reports to him. For the straw hats, the fight has already begun, and I think they would still have to fight their way to Onigashima as they still have a distance to sail there. And if you consider the chaos they have already caused at Port Tokage, then it is likely that they would attract the attention of one of the headliners. And since they are already in the middle of the Sea, then its only natural that someone like King who has flying powers might try to intercept them.
It’s not like that will be enough to stop them, but this is just a build-up to the fight that is coming. One thing we can not be sure of so far is how the fight will play out when they land in Onigashima. But is it most likely that they will divide themselves into teams and this will depend on the Headliners that might intercept them. Because it will be very difficult that they will make it to Onigashima without being detected, their plan is not to launch a steal attack after all but an aggressive raid. And as we all know Luffy he will call on Kaido while he is still far away just to get his attention.
Now that we have seen all the information that could give us clues on how this raid will go on I think it’s about time we wrap this up. One thing for sure, there will be teams, one that will go after Kaido. Then another will handle big Mom and her crew. Then the rest will divide accordingly and take on the headliners according to whatever strategy that Kinemon might come up with as he is currently the master strategist in this. Kyoshiro is also on the play and even the former red scabbards are in full power so from here onwards it is going to be fights and fights.
To put the final nail on the coffin, let us take a brief look at who could appear later on in this fight as allies, third parties, and even enemies. This is the Beast Pirate’s turf so everyone else is already there. So we wouldn’t expect to see any more of them. Now that Big Mom has formed an alliance with Kaido, im sure she has brought along all her powerful crew members with her. Especially those who did not get the time to shine in Whole cake Island Arc. As far as Big Mom and Kaido’s side is concerned it is very likely that there won’t be more people coming on their side.
Now, this is the part that will turn this battle around. More third parties and likely, Straw Hat’s allies are likely to appear later on in the fight. The Marine will likely appear as X Drake is already planted as a spy while Borsalino and Akainu are eager to find an opening they could use to attack Wano. So we might see the Marines make their move after a long time they have been observing the situation. I also know that they have not yet been talked about but im sure if hey hear that Luffy is taking on two Yonko’s at once then they will surely make their appearance. Im talking about none other than the Strawhat Grand Fleet. So they are also likely to appear as Kaido, Big Mom Plus Marine will be too much of a Battle Royale for the Pirate-Ninja Mink-Samurai alliance alone.
There have been other theories that speculated that Shanks might make it come and support Luffy. But here is why I think that is very unlikely. We all know that Shanks looks forward to the day he will fight Luffy and eagerly waits for him. He was also aware of all Luffy’s fights but he did not even try to go and help him even in situations that seemed hopeless for Luffy. So it’s likely that he will believe in Luffy as by the time Luffy wins this fight he will come out much stronger, a thing that Shanks might not wanna disturb. Another thing is that Kidd is also after Shanks, so his appearance at the battlefield might complicate things. So Shanks will likely be off the screen for a while as we will just have to sit back and enjoy the greatest battle in One Piece that will make history and shake the entire world.
There were also questions on whether Marco can make it, but from the beginning, he presented that he will be occupied. We should all remember that he had to protect White Beard’s legacy. But that issue was left open-ended. The appearance of the self-made White Beard’s son, Weevil Newgate could also pose another hindrance to Marco going to Wano so it is likely that we won’t see him as well.
Thanks for tuning in, that is all I have for now, but remember, this is not the last of it. The greatest moment in One Piece has just begun. So I will be gradually bringing you more insights like this as the Onigashime raid continues. Probably until it ends. So stay tuned as I will bring you more content as the plot develops further. For inputs and comments, the comment section it open, if anything we can still further discuss these developments. So it is until we meet again.