Kozuki Oden is one of the biggest threats to the World Government but has never set a bounty on him. How high can it be?
Kodoani.com – Wano’s former Shogun, Kozuki Oden, is an important character in One Piece. He is first mentioned by Kin’emon, an underling, in “Punk Hazard”, but it is not until the middle of “Wano” that the audience can fully experience Oden’s story.
Oden is definitely one of the strongest characters shown in the story so far, able to rival the likes of Kaido and Whitebeard. Despite his powers, he has never received a bounty from the World Government, but it will almost certainly be among the highest bounties in the series. Bounties are often used by fans to determine a character’s strength level similar to Dragon Ball, where a numeric value is assigned to how strong a character is. Dragon Ball has moved away from this measurement system, but it has permanently changed the way characters are measured against each other, even in other series.
In the universe, however, power is only a small component of the bounty’s value. What the bounty really represents is the threat that an individual poses to the World Government. What constitutes a threat can range from power or influence to the willingness and ability to expose things that the government wants to keep hidden.
Oden possesses one of the most threatening abilities an individual can have in One Piece: he can read writing. Created by his clan during the Void Century, a 100-year gap in history, the poneglyphs were created to record what happened during this time period, 800 years before the beginning of the sentence. story. The World Government prohibits the study and inquiry into the knowledge of the inscriptions. Although the government claims that this is due to sensitive information regarding ancient weapons – three weapons capable of destroying the world – it is in fact the information recorded on the paintings. The script related to the Void Century threatens the World Government more than anything else.
The truth about the Void Century won’t be revealed until later in the story, so fans can only speculate until then. Simply put, Oden’s ability to read poneglyphs alone makes him an extremely dangerous person in the eyes of the government. Nico Robin’s bounty update is eight hundred million for some perspective on how menacing poneglyph readability can be.
Another factor in Oden’s bounty may be due to the crews he joins: the Whitebeard Pirates and the Roger Pirates. They were the most powerful sailors in the world at their peak, with the Roger Pirates of course being the last to be the first to sail to the end of the Grand Line. By default, being a member of a powerful team places a high bounty on the character’s head, which then increases further as the crew becomes more infamous. It has been shown to happen multiple times with the Straw Hats, who all receive increased bounties even if only a few of them do anything remarkable in any given part. .
If anything wants to increase a character’s bounty, being part of the Pirate King’s crew and being with them when they come to Laugh Tale will certainly do the trick. Along with Laugh Tale being a story revealing the truth about the Void Century, Oden’s bounty will surely run into the billions of dollars.
Despite all this, it is a fact that high bonuses will invite questions. Robin is said to be the only person in the world with the ability to read poneglyphs – a fact known to the government – but her bounty has been deliberately kept low for years despite the threat she poses. out. If her bounty was billions as a child, people in the world would surely wonder why and start asking questions. It is possible that the government considered giving a bounty to Oden but chose not to do so for the same reasons, and it is also possible that if he had the bounty, it would have been kept lower than it should have been.
Combined with great strength, feats, history and the ability to read scripts, it is not unreasonable to think that Oden would have a bounty in the four billion range. With everything added together, it’s possible that the highest bounty in the series so far will go to Roger, Whitebeard, and Oden.