KEY POINTS

  • "One Piece" Chapter 1009 is set to arrive on April 4
  • The upcoming chapter might showcase much-awaited one-on-one battles
  • It might also include more details about Kaidou's Hybrid form

Following the resolution of Oden's puzzling presence in Onigashima, many fans believe that "One Piece" Chapter 1009 might offer more clues on the identity of the mysterious woman who tended the Red Scabbards in the previous manga installment.

The unofficial set of spoilers for "One Piece" Chapter 1009 is not yet available but fans already have their own predictions on what could happen in the installment. With Oda finally revealing that the false Oden was just Kanjuro's drawing, many wonder about the real identity of the mysterious woman who tended on the scabbards. In the past chapter, fans saw that the features of the silhouette resemble that of a woman.

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Because of this, there are fan-theories claiming that it could be Lady Toki or Hyori. There are also several wild theories claiming that it is Enel from the Skypiea arc. Enel is the former god of the Sky people and was defeated by Luffy during the 13th story arc of "One Piece." 

"One Piece" Chapter 1009 could also reveal how Orochi could still be alive after Kaidou cut off his head in Chapter 985. The manga seemingly has some allusions to mythology. The Shogun of the Wano's Devil Fruit name is Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi, which could refer to the mythological creature of the same name, described as a legendary eight-headed and eight-tailed Japanese dragon or serpent.

If this is the case, then the only way to totally kill Orochi is by cutting off all of its heads at once, which could be definitely very tricky. Zoro can do this but without the knowledge on how to kill him, attempts to do so could just be in vain. Fans are hoping that the upcoming manga installment would shed light on these issues.

"One Piece" Chapter 1009 is set to arrive on April 4. The upcoming chapter is anticipated to feature more explosive revelations. This could include more details about Kaidou's Hybrid form, the strategy the Supernovas would execute to remove one of the yonkos in the equation, the revenge fight between Jack the Drought and Inuarshi and the one-on-one battle between Nico Robin and Black Maria.