10 small changes that would have made One Piece completely different from what fans know

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One Piece, the epic of shonen anime, is a universe so vast that even the brilliant Eiichiro Oda cannot explore every corner. For every twist in the main narrative, there are many other untold possibilities, arousing fans’ curiosity. “What if” is a question that frequently arises, leading followers to imagine different scenarios.

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These alternative, purely theoretical scenarios don’t affect the official timeline, but offer a fun treat for fans. Thinking about key characters and events taking other directions is an exercise in unlimited creativity.

10 – Queen Otohime Survives: Cascading Changes

In the Fish-Man Island Arc, Queen Otohime’s death was crucial. If she had survived, Nami’s story and the existence of villains like Arlong could have been entirely different. The relationship between humans and fishmen would be less tense, and Nami’s journey would never lead her to the Straw Hats.

9 – Luffy without the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit: a bigger challenge

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Luffy’s fate was sealed by eating the Gum-Gum Fruit. Without these powers, his journey would have been much more challenging, depending more on his strength and intelligence. His initial goals would be more modest, and he would only gain significant strength after learning Haki.

8 – Whitebeard alive: what changes?

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Captain Whitebeard’s death was a milestone in One Piece. If he had survived Marineford, the piracy landscape would be different. Luffy’s rivals like Basil Hawkins and X-Drake would be less prominent, and the second part of the series would be less distinct from the first. His survival would also prevent Blackbeard from obtaining two Devil Fruits.

7 – Mr. 2 Bon Clay loyal to Baroque Works: impact on breakouts

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Mr. 2 Bon Clay, after being defeated, became an ally of the Straw Hats. If he had maintained his loyalty to Baroque Works, events in Alubarna and Impel Down would have turned out very differently, perhaps even with the Straw Hats captured or Luffy unable to escape prison.

6 – Ace as Warlord of the Sea: An Alternate Future

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If Ace had accepted the title of Warlord of the Sea, he would never have been captured, preventing the war at Marineford. This would have a major impact on Luffy’s development and motivation, possibly slowing his growth as a pirate.

5 – Sir Crocodile and the superweapon Pluton: a powerful new villain

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Imagine if Sir Crocodile had gotten the Pluton weapon. He could have turned his plan, Operation Utopia, into reality, defying even the World Government. This would have a huge impact on the world and history of the Straw Hats, especially Nico Robin.

4 – Kozuki Oden, the survivor: a different Wano

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Kozuki Oden’s survival would have a profound impact on Wano and beyond. He could have helped open Wano’s borders, creating conflict with the World Government. His presence in Marineford could have saved Ace and Whitebeard, potentially elevating him to Emperor status.

3 – A world without Jewelry Bonney: Kuma’s fate

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The existence of Jewelry Bonney profoundly influenced Bartholomew Kuma. Without her, Kuma could have continued his journey as a monk, avoiding becoming a cyborg. This would change the Straw Hats’ dispersal into Sabaody and their subsequent training.

two – Ace survives in Marineford: a new pirate leader

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If Ace had escaped death at Marineford, he could have taken command of the Whitebeard Pirates, altering the balance of power in the New World. Luffy would not have the same motivation to strengthen himself quickly, affecting his ability to face future challenges.

1 – Sanji, the favorite Vinsmoke: a villainous path

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If Sanji was accepted by his father, Judge, his path would be completely different. He could have been a villain, coming into conflict with Luffy and the Straw Hats, before eventually following a path of redemption. This would mean that the Straw Hats would have another cook in their crew, changing the group’s dynamic.

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