Many of us, One piece lovers have their favourite theory about strawhat future nakama, many said that the next nakama is Jinbe and the future nakama is either Monet, Carrot, Pudding, Caesar, Pedro, Pekoms or Bellamy or Law but I’m disappointed because many of us do not consider one character to become the future nakama and he is none other than Mr. 2 Bon Kurei.
From all the people Luffy’s met, in my honest opinion Bon-chan is the most qualified to become the future nakama and I think he helped Luffy a lot more than any member of the strawhats because of all the hardships that he endured and sacrifices that he did for Luffy. Remember what he did in Alabasta? Mr selfless Bon-chan sacrificed himself to allow the strawhats to escape when they’re ambushed by captain Hina, Hina is targeting the strawhats and Bon-chan with his crew had plenty of chances to escape but for the sake of their friendship he just sacrifice his freedom for the freedom of the strawhats. He deserves to become the next nakama for that noble act alone but if you’re not satisfied for that reason here’s another reasons why he really deserves to become part of the crew.
When Luffy went to impel Down, He fought with Luffy without any hesitation to reach Ace. When Luffy attacked by Sphinx and several guards, Bentham disguised himself as Zoro then came to fight at Luffy’s side. After defeating the sphinx and a tearful reunion Bon-chan agreed to help Luffy to reach the level 5.
After Luffy’s deadly encounter to Magellan Luffy was poison-drenched and he was on the brink of death, Bentham put his plan into action. He decided to disguise himself as Hannyabal after defeating the real one. After their descent to level 5, Buggy and Galdino asked Bon-chan why he would do such a thing to save Luffy and he bluntly replied HE AND LUFFY ARE FRINEDS! AND THERE IS NO NEED FOR OTHER REASONS!
Before beginning their downward trek, Bon-chan (still the guise of Hannyabal) urged a medical team to help cure Luffy, giving them impression that the marines needed him alive but unfortunately they weren’t able to cure Luffy and Bon-chan decided to find Ivankov who is rumoured to perform medical miracles. With that, a newly emboldened Bon-chan set off for level 5, the Freezing hell. Bon-chan faced the beasts on in an unseen skirmish. Having bested his canine adversaries, he appeared at the cell where Luffy was kept, shirtless and covered in blood. Bon-chan determined to save Luffy. He then began asking inmates for directions of Ivankov. One of the inmates directed him to the forest, fully aware that a hungry wolf pack resided there.
After they were attacked of pack of wolves Bon-chan woke up, he found himself heavily bondage and lying in a closed building. He was shocked beyond all means, wondering where he was, how he got there and most importantly the condition and location of Luffy and Inazuma told him that he’s in Newkama Land hidden within the bowels of Impel Down then Ivankov revealed to him that his friend Luffy was confined in heavily barricaded room, where Luffy was undergoing the excruciatingly painful medical treatment to purge the poisons from his body , a procedure that should take up to two days, potentially making him late for Ace’s execution.
Bon-chan was deeply disturbed by the suffering Luffy endured and yearned for some way to share his agony, feeling guilty doing anything while Luffy endured such a hellish torture, but Iva told him that it was up to Luffy to survive or not. With this in mind, Bon-chan set it upon himself shout support for Luffy for hours on end, continuing to scream bloody long after his throat was completely raw and he had nearly exerted himself to the point of physical collapse.
THIS TOUCHING DISPLAY OF DEDICATED FRIENDSSHIP AND DEVOTION eventually inspired the initially sceptical newkama and even Ivankov himself to join in the act as a group and took up the stack for the drained and injured Bon-chan. After their constant cheering for the better half of a day, at long last a fully healed Luffy burst forth. AFTER LUFFY FINALLY RECOVERED, HIS VERY GOOD FRIEND BON-CHAN SUDDENLY COLLAPSED!
After Luffy finally recovered Ivankov learned that Luffy is Dragon’s son and he’s planning to save Ace then Iva with all the prisoners decided to help Luffy and after successfully defeating Impel down jail guards and officials from level 5 to 2 they arrive at level 1 and they encountered Magellan and Luffy and Galdino “Mr 3” fought him then Jinbe, Crocodile, Daz Bones and Buggy stole a marine ship.
Once Luffy and the others made it onto the battleship, they came across the issue of Gate of Justice standing shut before them. Before they could decide the best course of action, though, the gates began to open. It was then that the others realized that Bon-chan was missing, Jinbe hesitantly revealed to Luffy that Bon-chan had decided to stay behind disguised as Magellan in order to open the Gate of Justice, knowing it was the only possible way and SACRIFICING HIMSELF AGAIN!!!!!!! For Luffy and the others successful escape, BUT DID NOT WANT THE OTHERS TO BE AWARE OF THIS until after Jinbe begrudgingly broke this promise to Bon-chan by telling all this to Luffy and giving him a Baby Den Den Mushi to contact him with.
After completing his mission by opening the gates and destroying the mechanism that controls it, Bon-chan was confronted by real and shocked Magellan. He reverted to his normal self, ready to take Magellan’s judgment for the sake of his friendship with Luffy, However, before Magellan could attack, Luffy’s voice came over the Baby Den Den Mushi, ASKING WHY HE ALWAYS SACRIFICE HIMSELF TO SAVE LUFFY! But Bon-chan stoically attempted to remain silent. Luffy finally struggled to say that they were going and sadly thanked him. Sobbing profusely, Bon-chan grabbed the Baby Den Den Mushi and told Luffy to make sure that he saved his brother. Luffy and his band of escapees commend him, admitting they would have never survived if not for Bon-chan and tearfully cried out to him until they passed through the gate of justice.
Bon-chan then fought against enraged Magellan, who asked him if he had any last words, Bon-chan showing no fear and great pride in his actions. Proudly responded by saying that he had no regrets. L
Bon-chan showed us the real meaning of friendship and proved that he really deserves to become Luffy’s nakama.
Bon-chan survived his fight against Magellan but remained in Impel Down, He then became new “Queen”of Newkama Land in Impel Down Level 5.5 and he was shown dancing in frony of his followers.
Maybe you’re thinking how could Bon-chan possibly join the crew if he’s imprison, well by the stories we’re seeing right now, it seems the Through The Looking Glass Theory is not a theory anymore but it’s a fact. What happened in Dressrossa is pretty similar to Alabasta and the events and happening now in Whole Cake Island is quite similar to Thriller Bark. I wouldn’t be surprise if there will be an Impel Down Arc again in the future, Luffy saving again someone important to him like Sabo or maybe Luffy will be imprison and Sabo with the rest of the strawhats will rescue him and on their escape in Impel Down Luffy will have again an alliance with former schichibukai like what happened before when he had alliance to Crocodile and maybe Mingo will be his warlord ally when he escapes again.
What do you think guys? Who do you think the most deserving future nakama and join the strawhat main ship? Who’s the most qualified future nakama?