In the ongoing Egghead Island arc of One Piece, intriguing hints are being dropped that suggest a shocking twist regarding the ultimate villains of the series’ final saga, the Gorosei (Five Elders). These hints strongly indicate that these enigmatic figures might not be human, a revelation that could significantly reshape the course of the story’s conclusion. The possibility of the Gorosei not being human has been subtly foreshadowed throughout the series, and fans are both excited and surprised by the prospect.
A pivotal moment in chapter #1090 raises suspicions about the Gorosei’s true nature. One of the Elders, Jaygarcia Saturn, dismisses the potential human casualties of an upcoming battle, likening humans to insects and referring to them as “they.” This detachment and use of the pronoun “they” hints at a possible non-human origin for the Elders. While it could be argued that this disdain for the masses is typical of ruling elites, the accumulated evidence suggests a deeper secret.
One Piece has previously introduced non-human races, like the Fishmen and Lunarians, and even ventured into alien concepts with Enel’s moon adventure. The connection between the Elders’ names, tied to celestial bodies, and their title, “Gorosei” (meaning “five elder planets”), suggests extraterrestrial origins. The implication that they may have come from the stars aligns intriguingly with their leader Imu’s ancient weapon, hinting at advanced technology and a possible alien ship.
The notion of the Elders being aliens would mark a significant departure for the series, albeit in line with recent sci-fi revelations about the Great Kingdom. However, this twist could potentially undermine the series’ central themes about human cruelty and societal power dynamics. While the dialogue by Saturn doesn’t outright confirm their alien nature, it does provide substantial evidence for the theory. Eiichiro Oda’s storytelling mastery hints that if this revelation does materialize, it will be skillfully integrated into the narrative, maintaining the coherence of the series.
As the Gorosei’s role in One Piece expands, more evidence for the theory might emerge. The story’s blend of adventure, mystery, and intrigue continues to captivate fans, and the possibility of non-human antagonists adds a layer of complexity to the final saga’s impending conflict between Luffy and the Elders.