• "One Piece" Chapter 1008 is anticipated to arrive on March 28
  • No manga installment will release this weekend
  • Many "One Piece" fans believe that Oden is not alive and the one they saw was an impostor

The official reveal of the mysterious figure's identity tending Kinemon's wound was a major shock to "One Piece" fans. Some believe that Kozuki Oden is alive, while others think it's someone masquerading as the Daimyo of Kuri, like Catarina Devon. This theory is gaining traction in the community and supports speculations that the Blackbeard Pirates are already in Wano.

If the fan theory is accurate, there is a chance that "One Piece" Chapter 1008 would reveal that the Oden shown in the previous manga installment is just a clone. Catarina Devon ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune Devil Fruit. This gives her the ability to transform into a nine-tailed fox. Aside from this, Catarina can also transform into clones of people, which is similar to what the Mane Mane no Mi Devil Fruit can do.

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Catarina Devon is a dangerous enemy. She is the only female member of Blackbeard's crew and was one of those whom he freed from the Level 6 confinement of the Impel Down. Catarina is described as one of the most dangerous female pirates in history, although not in the same league as Charlotte Linlin. If Oden is, in fact, Catarina's clone, it underlines the possibility that the Blackbeard Pirates are already in the Land of Wano.

It also suggests that Marshall D. Teach and his crew are active in the ongoing war without the knowledge of other parties involved. However, this is just a fan theory and whether it is accurate remains to be seen. The manga is on a week-long break, which means that the release of "One Piece" Chapter 1008 is moved to another week.

Fans can expect "One Piece" Chapter 1008 to drop on March 28, with the spoilers and raw scans releasing between March 24 and March 26. In the previous manga installment, fans witnessed how Chopper saved the Live Floor occupants from the Ice Oni plague. He also slapped the living soul out of Queen the Plague with the help of Marco the Phoenix. Aside from the surprising Oden reveal, the previous chapter also showcased Momo's Devil Fruit, which Yamato mistook for an eel.