Re: New theory about Raftel
This is not really a theory unless you define a theory in a very broad sense of the word. To me this is just a random possibility that has absolutely nothing backing it up (which is for me a fundamental requirement to call something a theory, but that's just me), but nothing that disproves it either. The chance that Raftel would be a sky island, an island at the bottom of the sea, an elevator island that goes from the bottom of the sea to the sky, an island turtle, an island that sends out hypnotic rays confusing everyone that comes near it etc. are as much possible as what you are suggesting. The possibilities are endless and there is nothing that even remotely backs up your specific statement.
Originally Posted by Hori
Your argument of the Buster Call is extremely flawed as that's based on the assumption that the Marines even have the ability to send an armada to Raftel, which they do not have. If that was possible, then the Yonkou wouldn't have had free game for such a long time. You make it appear like that everyone can just waltz in there, but that the only tiny problem they have is that they do not know the specific location of Raftel. If that was actually the case, mirage or not, Raftel should already have been found several times unless it even loses its physical substance. The entire end of the Grand Line is simply uncharted territory with God knows what kind of things lurking there, it's that what made Roger the Pirate King as no one succeeded in what he did for probably centuries.
I don't get either what the point is in mentioning those 3 'facts' as they have little to no relevance whatsoever to that island being a mirage. Not to mention these 'facts' are quite flawed or simply weird. That entire archaeologist stuff comes pretty much down to someone having knowledge about the poneglyphs and based on the assumption that Raftel, the poneglyphs and the Void Century are connected, a scholar who knows about it would be very helpful, but there isn't anything that says this is an absolute requirement. Same thing with the Will of D thing, even if that somehow would be a requirement, how is the world supposed to know that? You make it sound that somehow the entire world knows exactly everything about what is necessary to reach Raftel. Whether it's needed or not, it's not like that they know that, so there is nothing holding them back. Even assuming the highly unlikely case that they would know they need the Will, what is stopping them from trying regardless? The sea demon thing is even more random than the rest, it might be, but likewise a pink killer bunny is guarding the island that poops out DF every time it's constipated.
I find this all just some random things thrown together and quite lacking in depth considering that this is something that was thought up by two persons.