The debate on whom would be the 10th member of the Straw Hat Pirates has lasted since Brook joined the Straw Hats until the end of the Whole Cake Island Arc. After the Whole Cake Island Arc, it becomes a definite fact that Jinbe has joined the Straw Hat Pirates, becoming the 10th member of them. As we have seen that Jinbe has demonstrated tremendous skills as a helmsman at Whole Cake Island, he certainly will be the helmsman of the Straw Hat Pirates.
I do believe that many of you are gratified to see that Jinbe has become the 10th Straw Hats. As of now, there are ten members on Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hats’ pirate ship. Let’s give the numbering to the present crew.
1.Monkey D. Luffy ( captain )
2.Roronoa Zoro ( swordsman )
3.Nami ( navigator )
4.Usopp ( sniper )
5.Vinsmoke Sanji ( cook )
6.Tony Tony Chopper ( Doctor )
7.Nico Robin ( archeologist )
8.Franky ( shipwright )
9.Brook ( musician )
10.Jimbe ( helmsman )
Then some questions arise, is the Thousand Sunny full? Will there be more crew joining in the Straw Hats?
I think the answer is YES. At the start of One Piece, when Luffy set out on his journey, he has said that he will find at least 10 people. That being said, there should be at least 11 members in the Straw Hat Pirates, including Luffy. Jinbe is the 10th member of the Straw Hats, but the 9th Nakama(companion) of Luffy’s. Therefore, after Jinbe, there should be one more member joining in the Straw Hats.
Who will be the 11th member of the Straw Hat Pirates? Many One Piece fans would have their ideas on this question, so do I. In my mind, there are several characters who are candidates to be the next crew. Now let me list them below.
Carrot is a rabbit mink from Zou. As the Straw Hats have saved the citizens of Zou after they were devastated by Jack’s invasion, she is very grateful to them. Though Wanda prohibited her from going with Luffy, she snuck onboard the Thousand Sunny, infiltrating the Whole Cake Island with the Straw Hats to rescue Sanji. Along the journey, she was close with the Straw Hats, especially Chopper.
Carrot has once learned combat skills from Pedro, a jaguar mink, who has sacrificed himself to make a chance for the Straw hats to leave the Whole Cake Island. Before he fought Perospero, Pedro told Carrot that Luffy would be the one who would lead the world to the dawn.
I will be glad that if Carrot joins the Straw Hat Pirates.
Kiku is a teahouse poster girl who lives in the region of Kuri in Wano Country. She is a very tall woman, much taller than Zoro. She has said that she is a samurai, using “sessha” to call herself instead of “I”. When O-Tama was captured by the crew of the Beasts Pirates, she responded quickly to pursue the Gazelleman to rescue Tama.
According to Chapter 915, we can know that she is a skilled swordswoman. In Bakura Town, Kiku sliced off Urashima’s top-knot with her sword, which was thought something cool by Luffy. Do you remember that why Brook joined the Straw Hats? Because Luffy thought Brook was very interesting, so he invited him to be his Nakama. I would make a speculation that Luffy will invite Kiku to join them too, just for she is so cool.
- Nefertari Vivi
Nefertari Vivi is the princess of Alabasta and also one of the main protagonists of Alabasta Arc. She is courageous and willing to do anything to protect her country, even infiltrating the Baroque Works. After revealing herself to be a spy plotting against Baroque Works, she traveled with the Straw Hats and became friends with them.
The Straw Hats took down Crocodile, the leader of Baroque Works and one of the Schichibukai, rescuing Vivi’s country from the malevolent Schichibukai. When they left Alabasta, they invited Vivi to go with them, though Vivi ultimately declined their invitation for that she had to work for her country.
Many one piece fans hold an idea that Vivi will return to the Straw Hat Pirates, and so do I. Maybe after the World Reverie, she will resign from her position and become the 11th member of the Straw Hats.
Among the three candidates above, I think Carrot is most likely to become the 11th member of the Straw Hat Pirates. Actually, she is now on the Thousand Sunny and travels to the Wano Country with Luffy. Maybe after the Wano Country Arc, Carrot will formally become one crew of the Straw Hats.
What’s worth noting is that Eiichiro Oda love soccer, therefore, I do believe that he will absolutely add one more member to the Straw Hats. Just my thought! So what’s your idea? Do you agree that there will be an 11th member for the Straw Hat Pirates? If you agree with me, whom do you think will be the next crew? Welcome to share your ideas below.