KEY POINTS

  • "One Piece" Chapter 973 might be delayed this week and arrive on Mar. 8
  • The upcoming "One Piece" chapter might reveal the identity of the traitor
  • "One Piece" Chapter 973 might shed more light on the person(s) Oden is referring to in his letter to Lady Toki

Initially, "One Piece" Chapter 973 was scheduled to arrive on Mar. 1, 2020, but it seems that the Manga would be on break this weekend. The most recent chapter of the popular Manga series showed how Oda turned Oden from a fool to a legend. The upcoming "One Piece" chapter might reveal the traitor's identity and the end of the Wano arc.

Traitor's Identity

Since Kaido teased Oden about the traitor in his team, fans were hell-bent on discovering its identity. There are a lot of theories surrounding the individual who allegedly betrayed Oden. But, it looks like if there is indeed a traitor in the Kuri castle, its identity might be unmasked in "One Piece" Chapter 973.

There is a high chance that the retainers of the Daimyo of Wano are all loyal to their master. If Oda would not want to blemish the loyalty of the vassals, he could simply reveal that Orochi's ally Kurozumi Higurashi could be behind all the information leak to the enemy. Higurashi is the owner of Clone Clone Devil Fruit and has the ability to imitate the face of any person.

One Piece “One Piece” Chapter 969 might show fans the fight between Oden and Kaido and might give a glimpse of what Roger and Whitebeard talked about more than a couple of decades ago. Photo: Bandai Namco/YouTube Screenshots

It is possible that Higurashi was able to extract crucial information from Oden's camp by assuming the identity of the people inside the Kuri castle. No one would think that the person before them is Higurashi since, during that time, people are not fully aware of the different power of the devil fruit. But, Oda could also go into a different path and reveal another painful truth of betrayal in Oden's camp.

Joy Boy Or Luffy

In "One Piece" Chapter 972, Oden's letter to his wife Lady Toki foretells the arrival of the person who would be able to defeat Kaido. Given Oden's knowledge of the poneglyphs, his adventures with Gol D. Roger, and his intimate conversations with the King of the Pirates, the Daimyo of Wano knew that someone with a powerful will would bring annihilation to Kaido and help open the Wano country. It is not about reincarnation, so the theory that Joy Boy would arrive in the upcoming chapter might not happen.

But, Oden might have understood the power of will more comprehensively because of his knowledge and experience. Most likely, he was referring to Luffy and the Straw Hats when he told Toki about these details in his letter. Would we see what happened to lady Toki in "One Piece" chapter 973?

Release Date

The MangaPlus app recently revealed that One Piece" Chapter 973 would not arrive on Mar.1. Instead, the next chapter would be available on Mar. 8. While this is not yet official, we will continue to be on the lookout about more interesting "One Piece" details and keep you posted as soon as possible.