Could Luffy be about to get help from the last person everyone expected in the One Piece manga?
After being dramatically controlled by Kaido during the ongoing Onigashima Raid, Luffy regrouped with Momonosuke and Shinobu in the manga. One Piece. But they’re being watched from the sidelines by one of the series’ more unexpected characters. Caribou, who had previously managed to destroy the Straw Hat Pirates, was watching the meeting from behind a tree in the garden. Chapter # 1020.
He was initially confused as to why Luffy wasn’t on Onigashima and thought to himself that Luffy would never have escaped the island if the Straw Hats hadn’t “gathered it together”. What this means for his role in the battle to overthrow Kaido is unclear, but it could mean he might have to step in and help Luffy if he really has to.
Up until this point, Caribou had been nothing but a rival to Luffy and his friends. Initially, he and his brother Coribou would make their mark in the world of piracy by killing the Marines and forming the Caribou Pirates. He would then attempt to join Luffy’s crew in an attempt to destroy them from within but end up joining a group that simply masquerades as the Straw Hat Pirates. Only after the Marines and Luffy actually exposed the fakes did Caribou realize his mistake.
Their path will cross again at Fish-Man Island, where he will attempt to lead a raid against the group, but end up being a prisoner. Franky would seal him in a crate and he eventually made it to Mermaid Cove, where the mermaids accidentally freed him. Caribou then began kidnapping mermaids to sell as slaves until his failure to kidnap Princess Shirahoshi caused him to clash with the Big Mom Pekom and Tamago Pirates. He was defeated in battle, then began kidnapping the mermaid again. This time, however, was caught by Jimbei.
A series of events led to him eventually being captured by the X Drive, which was how it ended up in Wano Country, being held captive at the Prisoner’s Mine in Udon. It was here that he met Luffy and tried to win his favor. However, Luffy doesn’t have any of those.
After being freed by Raizo and helping free Luffy and the other prisoners, Luffy finally accepted his help. He will then continue to help Raizo neutralize the communications network in Udon, strengthening the alliance with the Straw Hats. What he’s been up to between then and now in One Piece is mostly unknown, but it looks like he may be preparing to help Luffy again, if only to ensure his survival. yourself and get rid of Wano.