The fate of the rest of Rocks’ pirate crew is currently one of the questions raging among One Piece fans. The Rocks pirate group is one of the legendary pirate groups in the One Piece world. They have ruled the ocean long before Gol D Roger and his group. The interesting thing is that even the Rocks group is considered a great threat by the World Government.
What then made the Rocks group considered a threat remains a mystery. It is known that the Rocks group itself attacked God Valley Island 38 years ago. However, the combination of Garp and Roger was eventually able to stop the group and even the group eventually disbanded. So what is the fate of the Rocks crew right now?
Rock Pirate Crew
According to an explanation by Sengoku, the Rocks pirate group is known to have an extremely strong crew. Examples are Kaido, Big Mom, and Whitebeard. Not to mention, there are other legendary names like Shiki, Captain John, Silver Axe, etc. Unfortunately, the exact number of Rocks’ pirate crew before it was disbanded is not known.
Some big names like Kaido, Big Mom, and Whitebeard even finally managed to have their own popularity in the ocean. They even occupy an extraordinary position, namely the Yonko or the four rulers of the oceans. However, his current position was changed by young pirates like Monkey D Luffy, Blackbeard, and even Buggy after Kaido and Big Mom were defeated while Whitebeard died.
So far, Eiichiro Oda has not provided any further information on who Rocks D Xebec really is. What is also a question is how Rocks recruited his crew and why they later accepted Rocks as their captain. Is Rocks really that strong? Or is there something else that makes them interested in joining?
There is an interesting theory that has developed among fans as to how Rocks got his entire team by participating in the Davy Back Fight game. Nico Robin once explained that Davy Back Fight is a pirate game that has existed for a long time on Pirate Island. Davy Back Fight is a game whose goal is to “steal” other pirate crews in order to build your own pirate crew.
In addition to the theory about the Davy Back Fight, there is also another theory that is developing among the fans which claims that Rocks had a great reputation at the time. He has such tremendous power that Kaido, Big Mom, and Whitebeard were defeated. How Rocks needs to be defeated by two people at once and becomes a threat to the World Government illustrates just how powerful Rocks is.
Current fate of the Rocks crew
What then is the fate of the rest of the Rocks pirate crew today? This is the question that fans are asking now. Fans are curious as to what happened after the God Valley incident. Oda Sensei himself has shown the fate of some of the former members of Team Rocks. An example is Kaido, Whitebeard, and Big Mom, who once held positions as Yonko.
However, Whitebeard had already been killed in the Marineford incident. It is strongly suspected that Kaido and Big Mom drowned in Wano’s sea of lava, though there is a possibility of returning. Meanwhile, other characters like Silver Ax and Wang Zhi are also presumed dead. Fans have speculated that the undead on Thriller Bark are former members of Team Rocks.
The only known remnant of Rocks’ former crew is Shiki the Golden Lion. Even so, there was no information on Shiki’s current whereabouts. Although there is no concrete evidence in this regard, there are two possibilities that could happen to Rocks’ men. First of all, they were all still alive and hiding and scattered in the New World region.
Their own identities are probably not widely known. Like the fact that Big Mom, Kaido, and Whitebeard were part of Rocks crew, the fate of other Rocks crews at this time can only be known by a few parties, such as Sengoku, Garp, Tsuru, or other Marines from high level. The second possibility is that they are all locked up in Impel Down prison.
Rocks’ former crew might be locked up on level 6 of Impel Down, considering they’re part of a vicious and terrible group of pirates who pose a threat to the World Government. Although unlikely, it is also possible that some of the crew suffered the unfortunate fate of dying from disease or in battle.
The role of the former Rocks crew
The fate of Rocks’ crew remains a mystery, but there’s a chance they could play a big role at the end of the story. Those who were hidden will reappear. We can see this in Gol D Roger’s old team, like Crocus or Rayleigh. They are currently hiding enjoying their old age. However, they are likely to have an important role in the future.
A clear example of this is Rayleigh, who again taught Luffy a lesson about Haki. So what is the role of Rocks’ former team? They could be the opponents that Luffy and the Straw Hats will face before reaching Laugh Tale. Of course, Luffy’s reputation has been heard around the world. And also the old crew of Rocks have heard about Luffy.
They probably wanted to stop Luffy from going to Laugh Tale. On the other hand, Rocks’ old crew might also want to steal Luffy’s power or do other evil things. Of course, it will be interesting to see what the fate of the Rocks crew will be, considering they only appear in a flashback. And the fans themselves are still waiting for more information about this pirate group.