The upcoming chapter 973 of ‘One Piece’ is supposed to finish with the depiction of the flashback and the the centre of focus would be again the present situations. This certainly implies that the consequences of the failure of their meeting at the rendezvous spot could hold the major role in the next installment of the manga. (check: Dragon Ball Super Chapter 58.)
Why the doubts of similarities between the traitor from both the events arises?
Back then, all the arrangements for the war to dethrone Orochi were going on smoothly. About five thousand skilled warriors with proper arms and ammunition were assembled. Also, to help them in transportation, numerous old ships were restored as fast as possible.
The only task which they had to do themselves was to reach at the specified rendezvous spot to conduct the last steps from the plan of the rebel i.e. the raid of Onigashima. To their shock, the Scabbards and Momonosuke were not able to spot even a single ally when they arrived at the Tokage port.
All they were able to notice there was some debris of some wrecked ships and also a small boat. Further, it was discovered by them that it was Orochi who ordered his people to go there and completely damage the ships. Orochi was able to know about the ships from a informant among the rebels.
All this clearly points towards the existence of a snitcher who has successfully blended with the rebels. For now, the very renowned tech news website ‘Piunikaweb’ surprisingly pointed towards the possibility of the new theory that this traitor could be the same from that of the Oden’s time.
We could remember the revelation made by Kaido about the presence of a traitor among the people of the Oden’s camp. This clears all the queries which had risen in the minds of the fans about how he came to know about the arrival of Oden which made him decide to catch up with him in the middle of his way.
Sadly, we were still not able to confirm the identity of this traitor from the flashbacks.
Is Denjiro and Kyoshiro the same person?
Also, there are some rumours floating around which claims that there are chances that Kyoshiro and Denjiro could be a single entity. According to the opinions of a Reddit user, if they would happen to discover the true identity of Kyoshiro, they would, eventually, also find the real person responsible for their leaked confidential information in the upcoming chapter 973 and further installments of ‘One Piece’.
According to another Reddit user Dolmande, the mysteries behind the actual identities of Kyoshiro and the traitor might be inter-connected and could only be cracked together. This person also seems to agree with the theory of Kyoshiro and Denjiro being the same entity. He also pointed out many clues which support the said fact.
To begin with, Kyoshiro did not sound to be loyal or obedient to Orochi at any time because he possibly understood the words when he got the card with a encoded message for the rebellion by the Kinemons. Secondly, he certainly knows and talks everything about Toki’s death which made him sound like a first-hand witness himself.
But also, Dolmande does not agree with the theory of Denjiro being the traitor and according to him, he would only prove to be helpful for them to discover about the actual traitor. If we consider his words, there is a probability that Shinobu might be held captive and treated in the worst manner about twenty years ago which might have probably broken his soul and brainwashed him to serve Orochi.
Why is the chapter 973 of ‘One Piece’ still in a limbo?
It would be surely dissatisfying for the fans to know that the release of chapter 973 of ‘One Piece’ has been postponed for an unspecified period of time as the author Eiichiro Oda was mildly sick as per the reports of Otakukart.
Fortunately, you would be relieved to know that his health is fully restored now and the chapter 973 would probably release on its new release date i.e. the 8th of March.