Hey guys! Hope you all are doing well. In this post, I’ll be talking about whether Kozuki Oden is still alive or not? Oden has been the crewmate of both Gol D Roger and Whitebeard. He was the ruler of Wano country over 20 years ago. Later it is known that he was executed by the Shogun of Wano, Kurozumi Orochi. But did he really die?
Let’s begin this post regarding whether or not Kozuki Oden is alive or dead
First of all, let’s talk about what we know thus far regarding Kozuki Oden. He was first on the ship of Whitebeard, and then was recruited by Gol D Roger mainly because of the knowledge that he possessed regarding Poneglyphs.
Roger’s goal was to find the true history of the world and to become the King of the Pirates. After Roger achieved his goal he disbanded his crew because he knew he had an incurable disease. Oden Kozuki returned to Wano country and later was overthrown as the ruler of Wano by Kurozumi Orochi.
It is possible that Kurozumi Orochi killed almost every member of Kozuki clan as we really haven’t seen any of its members officially since the start of Wano country arc.
Momonusuke, Kinemon, Kanjuro and Raizo want to avenge Kozuki clan and also Momonusuke mentions that his father Oden was executed.
So, this really should be enough to prove that Oden is dead should it not? But in One Piece chapter 918, we got a mind-blowing detail that suggests otherwise.
This detail has raised some eyebrows and question marks regarding the death of Kozuki Oden. This detail is that the graves of eight ghosts of Wano were revealed. Among these eight graves, five characters are known and three are still unknown. But Oden being among them is a surprise to me. Now, let me explain why. It is almost certain that when Oden was about to be executed he trusted his son to Kinemon, Kanjuro and Raizo.
So, Momonosuke and others fled from Wano. Thus, it is understood why their graves were made since they are presumed dead. The curious thing to note here is that why are they known as ghosts.
We know Kinemon and others are alive and well. So, it is possible that they might have been sighted a couple of time in Wano.
Since they haven’t aged a bit in 25 years as per people of Wano, it would seem like they are ghosts who appear and disappear.
The detail about not being sighted for 25 years, I’ll discuss it later. So, it is understood why Kinemon and others are known as ghosts, but why Oden? Has he too been sighted in Wano after his death? Is he still alive? To answer this question we have to understand the logic behind why Momonusuke is only 8 when his father died 25 years ago and why haven’t they aged?
My theory is that just before Kozuki Oden was about to be executed, he used some kind of power and most probably his devil fruit powers to send Momonusuke and others into the future.
I think he has a time paramecia type devil fruit ability. So, this explains everything irregularity we have seen in the statements of Momonosuke.
Thus, after sending Momonusuke and others into the future it’s obvious to think they would presume that Oden has been executed.
If you come to think of it, could Oden have not time traveled himself as well? I think that Kurozumi Orochi told everyone that he has killed Oden, Momonusuke and others but in reality, they would have just vanished. Orochi might have tried his best to find them in the New World but since they all time travelled he couldn’t trace them.
So, in Wano, as a result, eight graves were made 25 years ago. It is possible that not only Kinemon, Momonosuke, Kanjuro and Raizo were spotted in Wano.
But also Oden and other three remaining unknown characters and people of Wano would naturally think that they are ghosts as they haven’t aged a bit in 25 years. This raises the questions about Oden’s death as he might well be alive.
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