A few chapters ago, the ‘One Piece’ anime not only killed one of Shanks’ best moments in the series, but also revealed which two pirates would replace Big Mom and Kaido as the new Emperors of the Sea. An announcement that surprised friends and strangers alike, because while Luffy was the clear choice, no one expected Eiichiro Oda to choose Buggy the Clown over Trafalgar Law or Eustass Kidd. But this week’s episode, episode number 1083, made it clear why Buggy was chosen as Yonkō. And while we were celebrating in Wano, Luffy’s oldest rival turned the whole world upside down thanks to the Cross Guild, his new criminal organization.
Cross Guild, the new criminal organization of ‘One Piece’
According to the organization’s posters, the Cross Guild is headed by Buggy, who has pirates of the caliber of Crocodile and Mihawk under his command. This new criminal gang has turned the tables and the natural order of things upside down. How did they do it? By starting to offer bounties for hunting Marines. “Those which was always the hunter now have to worry about being hunted by civilians,” Kid mentioned.
Buggy is Luffy’s real rival
Luffy has insisted that Buggy is “an idiot” (it’s very funny and curious that Buggy is one of the few characters capable of getting on our protagonist’s nerves, which speaks to true pique and rivalry), while Zoro has expressed serious doubts that Mihawk is really working for the clown. But none of his comments have prevented Law from being shocked by the news, as it is an earthquake for the pirate world and explains how the Shichibukai have responded to the plundering of their privileges.
What connects Buggy, Mihawk, and Crocodile?
Although they may seem to have nothing in common, all three were together in the Marineford War, all three were Shichibukai who were stripped of their status after the Levely, and all three were present at the execution of Gol D. Roger as heirs to the King of Pirates’ will.
Straw Hats vs. Cross Guild
While we wait for new details on the Levely, or to confirm our suspicions that Buggy has once again risen to the top through luck and stupidity, we are already rubbing our hands together at the idea of the Straw Hats facing off against Cross Guild. Can you imagine a new Luffy vs. Buggy fight, an excuse for Zoro and Mihawk to fight to be the best swordsman in the world, and what about the return of Mr. Prince to face Crocodile and make the battle that Arabasta left us with honey on our lips a reality? Cross Guild will definitely be something to talk about in the future.