With his recent kidnapping, it seems Oda has a plan for Koby.
Kodoani.com – Koby is a pretty attractive character in Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece. He is introduced at the beginning of the story when Luffy begins his journey to become the Pirate King. At the time, Koby was doing errands for Alvida. Luffy was the one who finally freed him from his bondage, giving him a dream to pursue in the process. Soon after, in Shell’s Town, the two continue to rescue Zoro, and in the end, Koby joins the Marines and declares that one day he wants to catch every bad pirate, and at the same time be saved. living.
Since then, Koby has grown tremendously and has been trained by Garp, the Hero of the Marines. He himself made a reputation as the Hero of Rocky Port and became extremely powerful. In the Marines, the guy rose to the rank of Captain of the Marines and also became part of a secret unit in the organization, called SWORD. Koby is in charge of the Amazon Lily attack, where he confronts not only Boa Hancock but also Blackbeard. As a result of the event, it is revealed that he has been kidnapped.
Koby and Blackbeard
As revealed in One Piece 1059, Koby was kidnapped by none other than one of the Yonko of the Sea, Blackbeard himself. Interestingly, the two share quite a bit of history. Blackbeard first noticed Koby when he tried to save Marineford’s life by confronting Akainu. Soon after, Shanks saved his life, and the situation on the island escalated further. It was during the two-year timeskip that Koby and Blackbeard really got to know each other. On Pirate Island, the Rocky Harbor Incident was orchestrated by none other than Trafalgar Law, who later became one of the Seven Martial Seas.
Koby was also present on the island and saved many lives. Interestingly, Blackbeard was also a contender in the Rocky Harbor Incident. He was able to defeat Wang Zhi, the ruler of the island, with the help of Koby. Maybe the two worked together in some way to make Wang Zhi and his men do it quickly. Koby saved many lives, while Blackbeard defeated Wang Zhi and eventually won the position of Boss of the Honeycomb Island. Later, Blackbeard became one of the Yonko while Koby received the title of “Hero of Rocky Harbor,” which has remained a name for him to this day.
Why was Koby arrested?
In One Piece 1059, Blackbeard captured Captain Koby of the Marines for some reason. The Navy announced this to its headquarters near the Red Line, and the newspapers carried the same message. On the surface, Koby is the only member of the Marines captured by Blackbeard. As fans know, Blackbeard is a pretty calculating person. So he won’t make a move unless it benefits him somehow. In terms of strength, Koby doesn’t really benefit him in any way. After all, he’s just a Marine captain and even ranks below X Drake in SWORD. However, Koby could be a valuable pawn in one of Blackbeard’s grand plans.
Presumably, he wanted a Devil Fruit belonging to one of the Marines and wanted to lure them to his location somehow. At the same time, there is a chance that Blackbeard will make him a Cross Guild as there will likely be a bounty on his head. As such, Koby could soon become the trigger for a major war. It must be remembered that Koby is a member of SWORD and, as a Yonko, Blackbeard’s intelligence network can be quite diverse. Information about this organization can also be gathered through Koby, making him a valuable pawn.
Perhaps the biggest reason Blackbeard captured Captain Koby was because of the Seraphim. As fans saw in the previous chapter, the Seraphim are human weapons created by the World Government, specifically Vegapunk. These weapons are clones of the Shichibukai with a terrifying combat similar to their own, along with the abilities of Lunaria. In the previous chapter, fans saw Seraphim in action on Amazon Lily and they even clashed with Blackbeard at one point and got into a pretty good fight. Seeing that they are quite powerful, Blackbeard wanted to have these weapons for himself.
However, he most likely lacks the ability to control them. Fans saw Koby being able to command the Seraphim in the previous chapter, which is why Blackbeard could potentially capture him in an attempt to transfer control of these monsters to himself. Doing this would give Blackbeard a powerful army and would explain why capturing Captain Koby became such a big deal for the Navy as well. This could also prove to be the breaking point for a fight between the Navy and the Blackbeard Pirates, and fans may be in for some incredible action soon.