Im-sama, the mysterious king of the World Government, is associated with many mysteries in One Piece. What makes him the villain? 5 interesting theories about Im-sama including his identity and close correlation with world history, based on information from the Five Elders and a fragmentary sample of information.
1. Im-sama – The Opponent of Joy Boy
This tradition is rooted in an ancient story, which, according to fans’ imagination, happened 800 years ago. Told by the geeks’ narrative, in the olden days, two like-minded souls, Im-sama and Joy Boy, both fell in love with a woman named Lili. She belongs to the D family, whom King Cobra related while conversing with the Five Elders. Although Lili knows that Im-sama has feelings for her, she chooses a future beside Joy Boy, sharing promising dreams. This decision finally sparked an uncontrollable anger in Im-sama’s heart. The collision was inevitable, and in the end, after decades, Joy Boy had to accept defeat, along with the Ancient Kingdom, erased from history. Im-sama established the World Government, displaying unlimited power.
However, Lili realized Im-sama’s evil nature and refused to become a “Heavenly Dragon” at the invitation. Instead, she decided to reveal the horrifying secrets of the past by carving them onto Poneglyphs, to pass on to the next generations. The aim is for people to come to understand the dark happenings of the past, and learn from the mistakes of history.
Although this hypothesis is deeply emotional, it is also built on intimate logical grounds. For example, the presence of the romantic element was implied from the title of Chapter 1, while the disappearance of the name Joy Boy during his companionship with the Empty Century further contributed to the imaginary structure of the sentence. story.
2. Im-sama and Joy Boy – Brothers Link
This theory is inspired by Chinese archery stories. According to the fan’s imagination, Im and Joy Boy were originally blood brothers in a royal family. Although Im’s talent was outstanding, he was not chosen as the heir. Anger and jealousy prompted Im-sama to form a force to overthrow the Ancient Kingdom, thereby establishing the World Government.
3. Im-sama…is Joy Boy’s child
A rather “out-of-species” theory has appeared – however, it is also indispensable for the fan community to think about it. During his appearance in front of King Cobra, Im-sama’s figure had a slight resemblance to that of a child wearing a crown that was too big. Combined with a bit of a situational element, fans have theorized that Im-sama could be Joy Boy’s child. Based on some personal issues or even a political conspiracy, Im personally carried out the assassination of Joy Boy and became the king of the World Government.
Of course, this theory is even more “backward” than a straw hat if possible in the One Piece world!
4. Im-sama is… Luffy’s mother
In the One Piece world, the question of “who is Luffy’s mother” always makes fans restless and curious. This curiosity has arisen to the point that… one can imagine anyone as Luffy’s mother. Even Im-sama is not out of the question.
For example, if Im-sama is really Luffy’s mother, we can imagine there will eventually be a “Civil War” version of “Dragon vs. Wife” and “Luffy vs. Mother”. This idea makes it even more interesting.
5. Im-sama is from the three-eyed race
According to this theory, Im-sama is said to be a woman. She started an “emotional war” with Lili 800 years ago (possibly about competing for love with Joy Boy). Because he couldn’t get the love he craved, Im-sama overthrew the Ancient Kingdom, destroyed Joy Boy, and tried to get rid of Lili. Fortunately, Lili escaped. By going through the process of attaching the Poneglyphs, she left the next generation the opportunity to find the treasure left by Joy Boy – something that could change Im-sama’s current status. Notice, it’s not clear why Im-sama belongs to the three-eyed race. Maybe because the community believes this race will play an important role in the plot?
And those are all five theories from the community about Im-sama’s true identity in One Piece. Who do you think Im-sama is? Leave your comments so we can talk more about this topic.