Theorettes - Tiny Theories
A quick agglomerations of tiny theories than I believe aren't warranting of a separate thread.
Spoilers on ahead, be warned
1. Monkey D. Dragon, more like Monkey D. Stalkon?
I've been thinking about One Piece's initial arcs for a while, and made this sudden realization: Is Dragon stalking Luffy?! He appeared in Luffy's country when he was a child, then again in Dawn Island when he was leaving for the Grand Line, then he shows up in, spoiler alert, Dressrosa (well, indirectly). Is he keeping Luffy under tabs? No, but seriously now, there's an actual question on what drew Dragon to all of those places, the only real answer we got on his mission was the reason why the Revolutionaries were in Tequila Wolf (To free the non-allied countrymen from slavery, where they were made to build the giant bridge), but, there weren't many answers as to why he was at any of the other places.
2. Carue is going to the REVERIE!
Well, actually, Vivi is attending the next reverie, spoiler ahead, this year, alone. As in, Cobra will not be in the Reverie, and Vivi will act in his place as the sole representative of Alabasta's Royalty and the Nefertari founding Family of the World Government. In the cover story, From the Decks of the World, which, like all cover stories, is considered cannon, Nefertari Cobra is shown sick. Her acting so much more mature and the Reverie, as said by Fujitora, being scheduled for this year, makes it likely this is the path to take.
This is a very nice opportunity for Vivi to take a more central role in the story, and, if the Straw Hats to crash the Reverie, a nice reunion. Igaram is going to be there, most likely, same with Pell and Chaka, just not Cobra, thus the responsability of Alabasta falls entirely on Vivi.
On related news, it also makes sense for Shirahoshi to go to the Reverie, given her new found courage and thirst for adventure.
3. Momonosuke is not the son of Kinemon
Oh my, this one will be quite a stretch. Spoilers ahead. Momonosuke is Kaido's son! First of all, for some reason, Momonosuke is one of the aces in this huge poker game we're playing at Dressrosa. For numerous reasons already discussed and abused in the discussion threads, it is not because he ate the Smile fruit and became a dragon, at least not in my opinion. Btw, I believe the Smile fruit is not a mimicry of existing zoan fruits but merely a fruit that changes you into animals, all smiles being the same, but every person turning to different animals, sort of like their inner animal. Okay, so, we know something happened in the Samurai country, Wano, that made Kinemon, Momonosuke and Kanjuro go on a mission to Zo, which is regarded as Kaido's territory. It is also revealed (or at least it seems that way) that Kinemon was angry at the mention of Kaido's name, whereas Momonosuke was simply shocked. In my opinion, it is because Momonosuke recognized his name as the the target of their mission, while Kinemon knows something else, a secret per se. Obvious would be Kaido attacked Wano, possibly killing the current Shogun or stealing one of their precious cursed swords, and thus the mission is to retrieve them or get revenged, but what if he is in fact Kaido's son? Nah, doesn't make much sense, I'd vote on the fist hypothesis.