Luffy has stated that he wants to look for ten crew members for his Straw Hat Pirates. So far, he has already gathered eight Nakama, each with their own powers and skills. Who will be the next Straw Hat? We take a look at the potential One Piece Straw Hat Pirates new crew member candidates here.
The ex-marine Admiral is now an associate of the Yonko-led Blackbeard Pirates. Kuzan (aka Aokiji) was once under the guidance of Luffy’s grandfather Garp, and if he can join Blackbeard pirate, why can’t he join Luffy?
What he/she gives to the crew? – Losing to current Marine Fleet Admiral Sakazuki doesn’t mean that Aokiji is a weak couch. As an ex-Admiral, Kuzan is already one of the “Greatest Military Powers” under the World Government. A show of might? While trying to save Smoker from being killed by Donquixote Doflamingo, who is part of the Shichibukai (aka Seven Warlords of the Sea and seven of the strongest pirates around), a single blast of cold with his Ice-Ice fruit is enough to freeze Doflamingo and make him retreat.
To many, Jinbei may have already been considered as part of the crew. Towards the end of Fishman Island Arc, Luffy has invited Jinbei to join, only that Jinbei needed to resolve some issues, most probably between his pirate crew and Yonko Big Mom’s alliance.
What he/she gives to the crew? – As an ex-shichibukai (and one of the strongest to boot) Jinbe may well currently be stronger than any of the current crew. None of the Straw hats can easily handle sea issues and being a fishman, Jinbe is the perfect person to fill this gap. Of course, no more fishes will be in their meal’s though.
Current lord of the Kozuki family whose father was part of the legendary pirate king’s crew. Although Momo is only an eight years old child, he may well potentially to be part of the three Ancient Weapon Uranus, judging by how he managed to command the ancient enormous elephant Zunisha. Just like Princess Shirahoshi, the youngest of Fishman king Neptune, Shirahoshi is the Poseidon of the Ancient weapon, who has the power to control the Sea Kings.
What he/she gives to the crew? – Well, right now it would only be raw potential (what else do you expect from an 8 year old?), until he can master both his Zoan-type artificial devil fruit and his real ability which he uses to command Zunisha. Pirate King Gol D.Rogers had an ancient weapon onboard his ship too, could it be Kozuki Momonosuke’s dad Kozuki Oden?
Well well, this would be fun to watch. The most beautiful female pirate in the world and part of the Seven Warlord member who totally adores Luffy. There is every chance at one point she may just enter the crew (forcefully without Luffy’s invitation?) Potential future Mrs. Pirate King as well!
What he/she gives to the crew? – Well, a person who can use Haoshoku Haki (aka conquerors haki) cannot be weak. Hancock’s Love-love fruit ability couple with her fighting skills allows her to easily take down Pacifist.
Author Eiichiro Oda is well-known to come up with special and unique characters for the world of One Piece. We are now counting to hundreds of characters in the manga series. Will there be even more to come? For sure and don’t bother to bet on it.