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Cross will manage to save Ace's life during the War of the Best, but at a price.
  • Cross will nearly be immolated by Akainu's Devil Fruit powers.
    • Cross' future self -Wyvern- is covered in so many bandages, he looks like a mummy. His encounter with Eneru burned the flesh on his arms and legs so bad that he has the wear bandages to keep them stable and from hurting.

  • Blackbeard will manage to steal the Tremor-Tremor Fruit from Whitebeard and use it to destroy the home islands of the Straw Hats and their friends and loves ones.
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    • This scenario was depicted in one of the non-canon omakes and the creators have been known to incorporate omakes into canon if they're interesting or well-written.
    • While Luffy is still the Captain and a major character, Cross is the protagonist and viewpoint character of the story. Having him be the one to suffer and breakdown after the War of the Best would make more sense from a narrative standpoint.
    Cross: It’s all my fault…
    Soundbite: Huh?
    Cross: I tried to fix it. Make it better. And I just made everything worse...
    * Cross punches the ground*
    Cross: I never should’ve come here. I should’ve let the story go like it was supposed to!
    * tears stream down Cross’ face*
    Cross: I should’ve kept my big mouth shut…
    * Soundbite just looks away sadly*
    Cross: Pfffffhahahaha…
    Soundbite: C-Cross?
    Cross: Pfffffhahahaha…hahahahahaha…
    Soundbite: Croooooss...
    Cross: PFFFFHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAA...!
    Soundbite: H-Hey, Cross! Snap out of it! Cross! CROSS!
    Cross: HAAAAaaaaaaaaaa...
    * Cross looks up at the sky, a grief-stricken, deranged smile on his face.*
    Cross: Whitebeard's dead. All our friends may be dead. Most of Paradise and over half the East Blue have been destroyed. And Teach is even stronger than ever. It’s official…
    * Cross looks down sorrowfully.*
    Cross: This. Bites…

If Ace ultimately survives after the War of the Best, he will join the Straw Hats.
  • After witnessing what Bleackbeard is capable of and surviving past where he should have died, Ace decides to join Luffy's crew to better improve his chances of defeating him next time, gratitude for Cross saving his life, and to spend some more time with his little brother.
    • With Ace surviving long enough to witness Whitebeard's death and final words, his brash, fiery temper will likely cool off some, making him wiser and more level-headed.
    • Ace will likely serve as the crew's Haki-instructor and a fellow front-line fighter or maybe even Luffy's Co-Captain.
  • Due to the difference in power between Ace and the Straw Hats, he may need to be weakened to keep the crew from becoming too strong.
    • Solution: Ace will still take a blow from Akainu to protect Luffy during the War of the Best. But thanks to Cross' warning, things will be different and it won't be fatal, allowing him to be treated to Law. However, Ace will suffer extreme damage, requiring extensive physical therapy and even then, he won't be as strong as he used to be. This will bring him down to the Straw Hats' power level without seeming arbitrary.
  • Possible Post-Timeskip Enhancements
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    • Better Flame Control
      • Ace starts compressing his flame attacks into focused bursts instead of letting them flare wildly. These bursts have greater range and can pierce through enemy defenses like bullets.
    • Hotter Flames
      • Ace learns how to increase the temperature of his flames using Haki, represented by them turning blue. Doing so rapidly drains his stamina, though. (Similar to Luffy's Gear Second).

Ace will survive the War of the Best because Sabo will rescue him and Luffy before Akainu can kill them.
  • Right as it looks like Ace is going to die like in canon, Sabo and some of the Revolutionaries will pull a Big Damn Heroes.
  • Since Sabo regained his memories early, there's no way he wouldn't be there.
  • Sabo pulling a Big Damn Heroes and stopping one of, if the not the most heartwrenching moment in the series' history would be the perfect way for him to reunite with his brothers. Bonus points if it looks like Cross' actions have made everything even worse.
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  • This will be an expansion of the events depicted in the spin-off What If? story One Piece: Special Episode "Luff".

The Straw Hat's separation will be under different circumstances.
  • Due to the influence of the SBS, the other Supernovas will come to the Straw Hats aid when Kizaru, the Pacifistas, and Kuma come for them. They won't lose the fight, but they'll escape.
    • The Kuja Pirates are already near Sabaody, so sending Luffy there is unnecessary.
    • Instead of a newspaper, the Straw Hats will learn of Ace's capture and impending execution when Hancock receives orders from Marineford to aid the Marines when Whitebeard tries to rescue him. As a result, the whole crew will participate in the Impel Down and Marineford arcs.

  • During the arc, Cross' knowledge of their separation will be revealed, causing tensions between him and the others, especially Luffy.
    • Luffy will be furious with Cross, almost to the point of kicking him off the crew. But when he sees Cross' attempts to save him and Ace, and the realization that they aren't ready for the New World, the two will patch things up.

  • Dragon will be the one to scatter the Straw Hats.
    • Since Kuma didn't scatter the crew before his full conversion, someone else would need to send the Straw Hats to their respective islands. Dragon is the only one with that kind of power.
    • After the War, the Straw Hats have one last victory party before splitting up, promising to see each other after getting stronger and have even more crazy adventures. What was once one of the series' most nightmarish moments will become one of its most touching.
    Soundbite: Call it a good change?
    Cross: No...*sniff* A great change.

The Marines will undergo a schism after the War of the Best.
  • After the War, the Marines will split into two factions: one dedicated to Moral Justice and led by Aokiji and/or Sengoku (let's call them the "Blue Marines"), the other by Akainu and his Absolute Justice (the "Red Marines").
    • Sengoku will have the Marines secede from the World Government after Cross tears apart his "sins of the parent" philosophy.
      • Cross will use Donquixote Doflamingo and Rocinante as an example.

Future members of the New World Masons will include...

Divine:

  • Aries - Sengoku, likely after the War of the Best. Sounding more likely after chapter 63, when Cross admits to Law that he's hoping to recruit Sengoku at some point.
  • Gemini - As with Ox, this will be two members sharing a codename.
    • Maybe Coby and Helmeppo
  • Leo - ?
  • Libra - Issho/Fujitora
  • Taurus - Z, who finally changes his mind and accepts the position.

Damned:

  • Dog - ? (Edit: Answered in chapter 66, the Strong World aftermath chapter. Turns out it's Perona, though she insists on going by "Puppy" instead of Dog for the cuteness factor.
  • Horse - Cavendish and the Beautiful Pirates
  • Pig - ?
    • Probably Jewelry, given her appetite and hair color. It's a toss up whether she'd be amused or pissed.
    • Likely a mix of both.
  • Rat - Hawkins (a reference to Basil of Baker Street.)
    • For:
      • In the Eastern Zodiac, the Rat has good compatibility with the Monkey. In the original story, Basil was seen interacting with Apoo (who has the Mason codename Monkey), making him a possible recruit.
    • Against:
      • Hawkins is shown to be very cruel, apathetic, and ruthless. He uses his Devil Fruit powers to transfer damage against him to others.
      • He also is possibly serving Kaidou unwillingly and the people he used it that manner were not of his crew. Just Orochi lackeys to whom he has no emotional attachment and are likely there to keep an eye on him. In the original material, Hawkins is also shown as being literally Nice to the Waiter and enforcing the same on his men.
  • Tiger - Law and the Heart Pirates
    • Called it, as of chapter 61 (Road to Sabaody part 3).
  • Snake - currently offered to Boa Hancock; she'll accept eventually.

Others (no codename specified yet) for the Damned:

  • Worst Generation:
    • Capone Bege and the Fire Tank Pirates
    • Jewelry Bonney and the Bonney Pirates
    • (X. Drake, Basil Hawkins and Urouge are also possibilities. Kidd and Killer are highly unlikely.)
  • Straw Hat Grand Fleet:
    • Leo and the Tonta Corps
    • Orlumbus and the Yonta Maria Grand Fleet
    • Ideo and the XXX Gym Martial Arts Alliance/Ideo Pirates
    • Sai and the Happo Navy
  • Others:
    • Duval and the Flying Fish/Rosy Life Raiders
    • Jinbe / Aladine (possible new Captain if Jinbe chooses to leave his crew and join the Straw Hats) and the Sun Pirates

A third source for codenames will have to be chosen.

With the number of allies they're getting (especially pirates), they'll run out sooner or later, so they'll need a new source.

  • Divine can be expanded by adding other constellations in general (there's 88 in total), but Damned may need a non-Zodiac source.

Perona will start carrying a weapon.

While Soundbite has no limbs and thus can't use a weapon (outside of his Devil Fruit) and Su is looking for an upgrade period, Perona is the only other member of the Straw Hats who isn't using a weapon of some kind already, either as the focus of their fighting style or to augment their existing powers. She will remedy this at some point.

In a future arc, Cross will fight (either in battle or wits)...
  • Sabaody Archipelago: Saints Roswald, Shalulia, and Charloss
    • After Saint Jalmolomew was killed by a group of commoners during the aftermath of the Enies Lobby incident, Roswald and his children will be taking greater precautions. They'll bring more guards and be more on the lookout for any of Cross' tricks.
    • Roswald will personally attempt to deal with Cross for what happened to Jalmolomew (if only to reassert the Celestial Dragons' hold on the populace) and will show a level of scheming and craftiness unseen in canon.

  • Marineford: Admiral Akainu
    • To prevent Akainu from killing Ace, Cross gets his attention, sending the Mad Dog of the Marines after him.
      • Cross will mostly be distracting Akainu, keeping him busy while the others get Ace to safety.

  • Fishman Island: Vander Decken IX
    • When Decken was first mentioned, he sounded like he would be the arc's major villain, only to be replaced by Hody Jones and reduced to a creepy, perverted stalker.
    • Xomniac has a knack for taking weaker or underutilized villains and turning them into legitimate threats, especially if they're Devil Fruit users.
    • Decken's improved abilities can be easily explained as him practicing and experimenting with them after listening to the SBS.
    • Like Absalom, Decken's creepy, perverted, stalker tendencies will not be played for laughs.
    • Decken's backstory will be expanded.
      • Decken's status as a fishman who can't swim and the legend of his mad ancestor could be used to give him a tragic backstory, similar to Perona. While it wouldn't excuse or justify his actions, it would help explain how he became who he was.
      • Vander Decken's infamous ancestor wasn't originally a fishman. His species was never confirmed in canon, but there are hints suggesting he might not have been a fishman like his descendant.
      • Hody's empty hatred for humans has been a point of contention for many fans. By expanding on Decken's backstory, Xomniac could turn him into a villain that shows the consequences of ceaseless hatred and prejudice in ways better than Hody could.
      • In addition to his crazed infatuation, Decken's obsession with Princess Shirahoshi was to complete his ancestors' quest of finding the Mermaid Princess who could command Sea Kings. Based on this and his original plan to age her into a woman with the Tamatebako so he could marry her, it can argued that he mainly sees her as a treasure he wants to possess rather than a person. This is further supported by his love of treasure and his disapproval of his angler fish devouring ships he hasn't looted yet.

  • Totland: Streusen, Charlotte Anana, or Cracker
    • Cross' opponents tend to lean more toward the weaker or unexpected side (the Unluckies, Hattori, etc.) and these two fit the bill:
    • Streusen
      • Streusen is Big Mom's second-in-command and hasn't properly fought. His Cook-Cook Fruit also has a lot of untapped potential and Xomniac has shown to be excellent at taking an underused character and making them badass with nothing but their existing toolkit.
    • Anana
      • Cross stated that he "likes little kids as much as he likes writing essays" in Chapter 1 and Anana embodies that perfectly. This would give him the chance to vent out all the frustration Soundbite gave him.
      • Cross' finding out he's stuck fighting Anana would be hilarious, as is the image of a psychotic little girl chasing him around the castle trying to mutilate him with knives.
      • Anana will be given the Adaptational Badass treatment like Lola and Hattori. She may be young, but she's still a child of Big Mom.
    • Cracker
      • Both Cross and Cracker are cocky loudmouths who use unconventional powers and are incredibly squishy when it comes to injuries.
      • Cracker's Devil Fruit lets him create and control biscuits, Cross' one weakness.
      • Cracker will learn about Cross' biscuit allergy, capture him and use it torture him.
      • Cross won't be allergic to Cracker's biscuits due to them being hardtack biscuits, which are more like cookies.

Leo is going to get Shiki's legs.:
  • He said he wanted them, and he needs a better upgrade than Silvertooth's no-name blades.
    • Confirmed. Isaiah and Terry deliver them to him while at Skelter Bite.

Cross will give the Strawhats a letter each on Sabaody.
  • He will explain the time skip, and warn certain crewmates about things. Such as "Don't eat those mushrooms Luffy" and "Don't push that big pirate button Franky". He will also stuff Sanji's with the photos he took at the fashion show in chapter 29.

During the timeskip, Vivi will be trained in her new Devil Fruit by Crocodile
  • It would fit that Vivi would be trained to use her new Logia powers by one who has unparalleled mastery over his powers, especially one who has the other Alabatian Logia fruit. It would show just how serious Vivi would be about becoming stronger if she was willing to take training from the one man she couldn't stand. Also, Crocodile would likely agree to it to repay the rest of his debt to Luffy and Cross for freeing him from Impel Down.

Cross's Devil Fruit will be:
  • Something light based, to go with Soundbite's sound powers.
    • Building on that, Cross will get a Devil Fruit that lets him create mirages/illusions.
  • Something that lets him regenerate, and Wyvern's bandages are for show (either to hide his powers, or just to conceal it from his past self).
  • Cross will be the one who ends up eating Vivi's Gust-Gust fruit.
    • Jossed. Vivi ate the Gust-Gust fruit herself during Strong World.
  • The Cloth-Cloth Fruit that Vivi mentioned back in Water 7. Cross-Brain is most likely going to use Oda's pension for Chekhov's Gun.
    • That would make sense. Wyvern is wrapped up like a mummy, which fits the Egyptian theme of Alabasta, and gives him plenty of material to work with.
    • One the other hand, Goda at least is usually less obvious with his Guns. Cross building up injuries that require long term bandaging and a not infrequently mentioned Devil Fruit that controls cloth is hardly subtle.
  • Mythical Zoan Imp-Imp fruit. A type of demon (Cross is a member of the Demon trio), often the familiar of witches ("Weather Witch" Nami), and, like fairies, imps are often portrayed as pranksters, without the reputation modern fairies have, Cross is also frequently mentioned as "smiling impishly". They are also portrayed as short and ugly, with would make peoples reaction to Cross's powers amusing.
    • Alternately the Fairy-Fairy Fruit, because Cross with butterfly wing would be hilarious. It would also come with plant based abilities.
  • The Nagi-Nagi no Mi (Calm-Calm Fruit). Everyone wishes sometimes that Cross would shut up and not make a sound. With this fruit, Cross ends up becoming a soundless man.
  • When they reach Raftel, they find Roger's ultimate treasure, the Kami-Kami no Mi (God-God Fruit). Events will force Cross to eat it, at which point he will realize that he is B.R.O.B. and thus a literal self-insert character by means of a stable time loop.
    • Debunked by Word of God; CV12Hornet confirmed on SpaceBattles that this is not within the Cross-Brain's plans.

The Sabaody arc will reveal that Saint Roswald personally issued Vivi her bounty.
  • At some point or another during the Sabaody arc, Saint Roswald reveals that he himself put a price on Vivi’s head, causing Cross and possibly even Vivi herself to attack the Celestial Dragon with a vengeance.

The final chapter before the hiatus/Time-skip will be The 1000th Review Spectacular, told from Wyvern’s perspective.

Carrot will join the Straw Hat Pirates full-time.:
  • Cross-Brain have shown themselves to be quite fond of the ascended extra trope, and this would fit in with that.

When the Straw Hats reach Zou, Cross will completely no-sell Wanda’s attempts at revenge.:

If Wyvern is an accurate representation of how much stronger he’ll be post-time skip, he should at least be able to match blows with her. He’ll also (most likely) have Soundbite, Lassoo, AND Funkfreed backing him up.

After the time skip, Cross will incorporate new programs into the SBS in a similar vein as “Soundbite’s Music Corner” and “Cooking with Sanji.” A few potential programs; :

  • Diplomacy and Etiquette with Vivi
(Vivi gives tips and lessons on proper decorum and conduct that royalty should exhibit, along with advice on diplomacy and negotiation tactics.)

  • Ship Care with Franky and Merry
(Franky and Merry speak on the finer and broader points of ship maintenance, care, and repair.)

  • Chopper’s On-Air Clinic
(Viewers can call in and ask Chopper for advice and treatment for any ailments or maladies they might have.)

As the Straw Hats depart for Fishman Island, Cross will do a very special broadcast; :

Luffy: This is “Straw Hat” Monkey D. Luffy!

Zoro: “Pirate Hunter” Roronoa Zoro!

Nami: “Weather Witch” Nami!

Usopp: “Sniper King” Usopp!

Merry: “White Menace” Going Merry!

Sanji: “Black Leg” Sanji!

Cross: “Voice of Anarchy” Jeremiah Cross!

Soundbite: “Voice of Anarchy” Soundbite!

Chopper: “Spark of Genius” Tony Tony Chopper!

Vivi: “Corsair Princess” Nefertari Vivi!

Carue: Cawue the Duck!

Lassoo: Lassoo!

Boss: “Man of the Sea” Boss Dugong!

TDWS: “Disciples of the Sea!”

Mikey: Mikey!

Donny: Donny!

Raphey: Raphey!

Leo: And “Half-Shell Blade” Leo!

Robin: “Devil Child” Nico Robin.

Conis: “Angel of Destruction” Conis!

Su: “Cottontail” Su!

Franky: SUPER! “Cyborg” Franky!

Funkfreed: Funkfreed!

Brook: “Soul King” Brook!

Billy: And Billy!

All: AND WELCOME BACK TO THE SBS!!

The SBS will drastically change the Fishman Island arc.:
  • Due to Cross' broadcasts about fishman, slavery, and tolerance, Hody Jones and the New Fishman Pirates will likely lose a lot of support. Their followers will realize how stupid and pointless their motives are and quit, bringing in even more support for Otohime's vision of equality.
  • Jinbe and Neptune will likely start keeping a closer eye on Hody as well, throwing an even bigger wrench in his plans. They may even be able to keep him from getting the Tamatebako and the Energy Steroids (or at least keep him from getting more than a few).
    • Because they won't be able to rely on the Energy Steroids, the New Fishman Pirates will be forced to revise their plan, become stronger, or find an alternate power boosting drug.
  • This will give Hody a serious grudge against Cross and he'll make it his personal mission to destroy him for ruining his plan to take over Fishman Island and exterminate the human race.
  • While extremely unlikely, Cross' actions may be able to persuade some of Hody's officers to pull a Heel–Face Turn. After losing so much support, they may start to rethink their beliefs and have second thoughts about the plan. A possible tipping point could be when Hody attacks or even kills one of their own in a fit of rage, causing a schism.
    • Because their hatred had been drilled into their skulls for so long, the defectors would still be disdainful and distrusting of humans, just not to genocidal extremes.
    • After Hody is defeated and witnessing him suffer the rapid aging side-effects of the Energy Steroids, they would have a begrudging respect for Cross for ultimately saving them from sharing their former captain's fate.
  • Cross sent a letter to Princess Shirahoshi with a number for her brother, Fukaboshi, presumably with information about Hody Jones and Vander Decken's plans. The royal family would have solid proof to go after the New Fishman Pirates, especially after Cross proved to Jinbe that Hody murdered Otohime.
  • Chew and Kuroobi will participate in the battle against the New Fishman Pirates.
    • The two were horrified upon learning that they're responsible for twisting Hody and his friends, once little kids who looked up to them and Arlong as heroes, into bloodthirsty, xenocidal killers. Once they learn what's going on in Fishman Island, they'll race down there as soon as possible to stop him and see what he's become.
    • The two will try to reason with Hody and get him to stop, if only to stop him from hurting his own people and trampling Queen Otohime's legacy. Obviously, their pleas will fall on deaf ears, forcing them to fight.
  • Hody and Vander Decken will be joined by Arlong.
    • Arlong is ultimately responsible for everything that happened in this arc, so having him return seems appropriate.
    • While Arlong has yet to canonically appear post-Timeskip, it's highly unlikely that he will, making this the perfect opportunity for Cross-Brain to bring him back.
    • If Cross' letter to Shirahoshi does throw a wrench in Hody's plans, he might not be able to put them in motion anymore. Unless of course, he had some help. And who better to help the captain of the New Fishman Pirates' plan to destroy all humans than the fishman who set him on that path in the first place?
      • In the event Arlong does return, potential contradictions can be avoided by keeping his whereabouts as vague as possible. Alternatively, these contradictions could be chalked up the SBS causing some kind of Butterfly Effect, resulting in things happening differently.
      • With Nami becoming even stronger than she was in canon, it'd be a great chance to both show just how powerful she's become TB!post-Timeskip, as well as finally give her the chance to defeat the monster who murdered Bellemere and put her through hell with her own hands.

CP9
  • Due to working for the Masons as Jormungandr, Cipher Pol No. 9 will not go on to join Aeigis 0.
    • Alternatively, they will join Aegis 0, but to spy on the World Nobles and the Elder Stars.

Ace's Fate:
  • The World Government will turn Ace into a human weapon much more dangerous than Kuma. It's why they have him drugged up and why the entire team of scientists have been captured for this.
    • Ace being converted into a Pacifista-type cyborg like Kuma seems even more likely when you look at who the scientists (besides Vegapunk) are: Ratchet is an engineer, Hogback is a surgeon, and Indigo is a chemist/biologist, all professions that would be useful in creating cyborgs. Heck, given his expertise in explosive and flammable gases, it wouldn't be surprising if they brought in Caesar Clown.
    • In Chapter 60, Cross notices that Ace's vivrecard showed he was going parallel to the Red Line, suggesting that he's on or near Sabaody. While he could just be being taken to Marineford for his execution, Tashigi revealed that the World Government has deployed a task force to find Cross' homeland and Buster Call it as punishment for the SBS. If Ace is being made into a human weapon like Kuma, this is likely what they're using him for.
    • In Chapter 64, it's revealed he's being kept in a prison ship and healthy in order to fool Vivre Cards (and the other two with him), and that they intend him to remain there until they've rebuilt their armies and thus would stand a chance against Whitebeard. Only then will he be executed.

Cross will get his own archenemy.
  • To keep things interesting and screw with Cross even more, BROB will drag another person from the real world to give Cross an evil counterpart. The "Anti-Cross" will be required to defeat/kill Cross or he'll never be allowed to return home.
  • For bonus points, Anti-Cross will join Blackbeard.
  • Anti-Cross will have several advantages Cross won't:
    • A smartphone or tablet with unlimited battery life and Internet. This will allow him to look up information on the story whenever he wants.
    • BROB will give him all kinds of Mary Sue/Marty Stu-esque powers. Cross is a rare example of a self-insert character done right, so it would make sense for his Evil Counterpart to be everything wrong with these kinds of characters.
    • A Devil Fruit.
      • Calm-Calm Fruit: Cross and Soundbite's signature techniques are centered around weaponized sound and ventriloquism, so who better to serve as their nemesis than a Soundproof Human?
  • Anti-Cross' Personality
    • Anti-Cross will be polite, quiet, and cautious, since Cross is sarcastic, mouthy, and an adventurous.
      • While Cross loves getting into dangerous situations and intense thrills, they give Anti-Cross severe nausea or panic attacks.
    • While Cross is brave, loyal, and compassionate, Anti-Cross is cowardly, selfish, and ruthless.
      • Anti-Cross' nastiness will be mostly out of fear, desperation, and rage than malice.
    • Anti-Cross enjoys making out of series references, while Cross hates them.
    • Anti-Cross dislikes One Piece and possibly shonen manga/anime in general.
    • Anti-Cross will join an enemy faction, likely against his will:
      • Blackbeard Pirates: The Blackbeards are looking more and more like Evil Counterparts for the Straw Hats already, so it makes sense for them to have their own self-insert/real-worlder.
      • Marines/World Government: After Sakazuki becomes Fleet Admiral and learns of Anti-Cross, he'll immediately have him drafted into the Corps to make use of his impossible knowledge. Alternatively, the Cipher Pols will get hi instead.

Charlotte Pudding will join the New World Masons as a "Cleaner".
  • Pudding ate the Mem-Mem Fruit, allowing her to erase and alter memories, making her an ideal ally.

Captain Shu (Mr Rust-Rust Fruit) will fight Tashigi pre-timeskip.
  • Since Tashigi seems to have been set up to fight him for destroying priceless grade swords, and she is to be undercover as Strawhat Cabin Girl T.A. Shigi, this is the only time she could fight another marine without risking her job.

Bege will marry Lola instead of Chiffon.
  • After making her stronger, more relevant to the story, and a personal motivation to deal with Big Mom, having Lola finally find a husband seems like the next logical step for Cross-Brain.
  • Bege is the most logical choice, as it would allow for him and the Firetank Pirates to still participate in the Totland Arc like in canon.
  • Having Cross inadvertently Retgone one of the series' sweetest married couples sounds like the kind of thing B.R.O.B. would find entertaining, especially if it hurts Chiffon.
    • Marrying Bege and having Pez gave Chiffon hope and happiness. If Bege marries Lola, she'll be alone and continue being abused by her mother with no hope of escape or any kind of solace. She may even grow to hate or resent Lola.
    • Assuming he isn't retconned as Lola's son, Pez will never be born. If Cross ever learned about how things went in canon, he would have erased someone out of existence, something B.R.O.B. would likely torment him with.

Joconde will be among the Charlotte children changing sides.
Since Macarron was her immediate older sister before being Unpersoned, Joconde will harbor a secret hatred of her mother over what happened to her sister. Like Chiffon (who remains fond of her twin Lola), she's secretly intending to rebel when she can get enough help to do so.
  • On a related note, Macarron will be identified as Joconde's older twin.

The Emperor's offers
Kaido's invitation was probably legitimate (and Whitebeard's offer of a friendly alliance was guaranteed to be). Big Mom, on the other hand, was probably trying to draw them into a trap, given her reaction to seeing Luffy as basically Roger reincarnate, and their friendship with Lola.

Gol D Roger will speak with Rayleigh when the Straw Hats meet him
Roger has already spoken twice through Soundbite to a single person. The first time was during Enies Lobby to help Luffy get up and fight Lucci. The second was to Shiki moments before Luffy defeated him, confirming the veteran's inevitable defeat by Roger's successor. When the Straw Hats meet with Rayleigh, Roger can say through Soundbite that he acknowledges Luffy as his successor and wants Rayleigh to train him. He could also thank Luffy for being there for his son, Ace.

Raijax from Ripples, Waves, Tsunamis will appear.
Nami asks Hachi whether or not they found someone from Arlong's crew. It's heavily implied that this someone is Raijax, an OC from one of Xomniac's older fanfics. Introducing him to the story would allow for some entertaining meta-fiction and give B.R.O.B. more ways to mess with Cross' head.

  • As for how this would be possible:
    Cross: But it doesn't make sense! Raijax was a character I created. How can he be here!?
    Chopper: Maybe you didn't actually create him.
    Cross: Wh-What do you mean?
    Chopper: It's possible that you - and by extension, all other fanfic writers - have a sub-conscious link to this world and it's different variations. What you thought was merely imagination was a psychic memory of our crew's adventures.
    Cross: *beat* Holy shit...

    Future References 

During a call from Tashigi, Cross or Soundbite will answer with...

There will be a reference to Rick and Morty.
  • The Multiverse is a major element in Rick and Morty, so it only makes sense for it to receive a nod.
  • Expies of Rick and Morty will appear in the story as animals Soundbite will translate.
    • Ex. The Straw Hats encounter a pair of humandrills looking to claim their bounties named Mick and Rory.

Uzume from Sekirei will appear.
Who else could be the holder of the Grace of Alabasta?

The following character will become an expy of...
  • New Fishman Pirates
    • Zeo: Deadpool. Of the New Fishman Pirates, Zeo is the most popular (see his entry on the Ensemble Dark Horse page).
    • Zeo shares many design elements with the Merc With A Mouth: violent, white eyes, a belt with a round buckle, dual weapons, extreme overconfidence and arrogance, and a quirky personality trait (Deadpool's fourth wall breaks and Zeo claiming all of his screw-ups were intentional).
    • While their personalities are complete opposites, Zeo may slip into more manic fits as a side-effect of the energy steroids.

  • Charlotte Children
    • Perospero: Willy Wonka and Mark Hamill's Joker. Perospero both looks and acts like a mash-up of the two characters. He has Wonka's love of candy, similar outfit, and has signs of his artistic side (his Lick-Lick Fruit powers let him create elaborate candy constructs) and the Joker's cruelty, sadism, and (to an extent) insanity.
    Perospero: Just shoot him? Know this my sweet, little sister, the death of Jeremiah Cross, must be nothing less than a masterpiece! The triumph of my confectionery-artistic genius, against his ridiculous pets and gadgets!

    • Daifuku: Jotaro Kujo: Fans have often compared Daifuku's genie to a Stand due to its nature as a living manifestation of his power and design. Genies also originate from the Middle East, where a good portion of Stardust Crusaders took place. Daifuku also shares Jotaro's rude, abrasive, violent personality (even toward members of his own family). May use the Abridged version for humor.
    Daifuku: You're lucky I'm in a good mood Long-Nose. Because today is Tuesday, and everyone knows Tuesday is Donut Day.
    Usopp: (weakly) But it's... Thursday...
    *Beat*
    Daifuku (darkly): Die.

    • Smoothie: Armondo Guitierrez from Freakazoid!. Smoothie shares Guitierrez's polite, Affably Evil personality, subtle, sinister method of intimidation, and has one eye covered at all times. She can also say Guitierrez's most memorable quote in complete context and seriousness:
    Smoothie: If I don't get that Vivrecard lickity-split, I shall squeeze you. And I shall keep on squeezing you until all your man-juices run dry!

Comedy references
As the story has already referenced two classic comedy groups, there will be references to two more: The Three Stooges and Laurel and Hardy.

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