The Fate of Kozuki Hiyori And The Fifth Retainer — Explained

Kozuki Hiyori

Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well. In this post, I’ll be talking about the fate of Kozuki Hiyori and the fifth retainer of Kozuki clan. This theory is based on pure facts and possibilities that we have come across thus far in the Wano country arc. A lot of doubts about Hiyori’s identity are going to be cleared in this post and also it contains some spoilers. So, whoever doesn’t like to read spoilers stay away from this post.

Let’s begin this post regarding the fate of Kozuki Hiyori and the fifth retainer of Kozuki clan

I want to start this theory by telling you all a bit about Kozuki clan. So, thus far, the known members of the Kozuki clan are Oden, Toki, Momonosuke and Hiyori. It has been confirmed that Oden Kozuki is long dead.
Kozuki Hiyori
The fate of Toki remains unknown as she willingly refused to time travel with the others as she said she belongs to that timeline only. It is presumed that Kurozumi Orochi killed her as that seems to be the only logical outcome. Momonusuke Kozuki was sent into the future along with four other retainers of Kozuki clan namely Kinemon, Kanjuro, Raizo and O Kiku.

This was revealed by Kinemon himself in One Piece manga chapter 920. The fate of the fourth Kozuki, that is Kozuki Hiyori remains unknown. It wasn’t disclosed in chapter 920 whether or not she is alive.
Hiyori Kozuki
It wasn’t disclosed what happened to her. But I have a theory that not only will give us all an idea as to what happened 20 years ago with Hiyori, but also where she is now and what is her identity.

First of all, there clearly was a fifth retainer right there when Momonosuke was sent into the future. As we know, only four retainers traveled with Momonosuke and the fifth stayed back. So, what happened to him?
Kozuki Hiyori
My theory is that he was sent into the future too, but with Hiyori and in a different point in time. When Hiyori was introduced in One Piece chapter 920, she clearly seemed like an infant child who would have been barely a couple of months, or maybe a year old. My theory is that since Toki sent Momonosuke 20 years ahead of where she knew the plans to kill Orochi will be sent in motion, Hiyori being an infant had almost no chance of survival.

So, she needed to ensure that Hiyori will survive in a point of time she sends her. She couldn’t send her more than 20 years in future because she didn’t know for certain that Momonusuke and others will succeed in defeating Kurozumi Orochi.
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Also, she just couldn’t send her into the future less than 10 years ahead as well.

I think so because all of Wano would remember the face of the retainer with her.
o Tama
So, she had to send her somewhere between 12 and 16 years ahead in the future to ensure that she and her retainer wouldn’t be recognized in Wano, and she would have some proper time to grow as well. Thus, making her chance of survival better. So, I think that Hiyori and her retainer were sent to Wano 14-15 years ahead in time. Thus, making Hiyori’s age about 6 years right now. So, has she been introduced in Wano yet?

Yes, I do think she has been introduced, and she is none other than O Tama and the retainer is Tenguyama Hitetsu. Well, it makes perfect sense for me.
o tama
O Tama, or Hiyori, was in Wano from a year before Ace arrived. So, when Ace would have arrived in Wano, she would be around 3-4 years old.

By the looks of it, she will be barely seven years old right now. So, it does make sense that she was sent about 14-15 years ahead in time by her mother, Toki Kozuki.
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We know for certain that Tenguyama Hitetsu has been looking after her from her childhood, and he too has been waiting for someone for a long time. It makes sense that he is waiting for his mates Kinemon, Kanjuro, Raizo, Kiku and his master lord Momonusuke Kozuki. We also know that O Tama has been living in the outskirts of Wano country from the start which indicates that Hitetsu doesn’t want her to get noticed a lot.

So, it does make a lot of sense that Hiyori Kozuki is O Tama, and the fifth retainer of Kozuki clan is Tenguyama Hitetsu. Also, from the 8 graves, we saw there were five retainers and only four are known thus far and the fifth retainer, in my opinion, undoubtedly is going to be Tenguyama Hitetsu.
5th retainer
Also, this theory suggests that Hiyori Kozuki does not have the time devil fruit as if O Tama is Hiyori then she has some dumpling creating fruit.

That is it from today’s post on the fate of Kozuki Hiyori and the fifth retainer of Kozuki clan. If you do not agree with the points in the post and have some of your own opinions, share them with us in the comments section down below. Keep visiting TheAnimeScrolls for more information about Anime, Manga and movies.

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    Hey there! I'm Tahir and I'm from Jammu and Kashmir, India. I'm a writer who loves to write about stuff, especially Anime, and TV shows. Game of Thrones fanatic. You can contact me at: tahirkhan@theanimescrolls.com

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