The Land of Wano arc brought significant changes for the future of the series, but one of the main questions from fans was how the rest of the sea was changing while Luffy and the others were on the island. isolated. Today we finally get most of those answers as the stage is set for the grand finale.
With the final chapters of the series bringing the Land of Wano arc to a close and moving forward, fans also received crucial updates on many of the post-Reverie cliffhangers that we we saw before the third act of Wano. One of those updates provided a new look at Koby, and after some hints that he’s considered a major Marines hero, it’s revealed that he’s actually been dubbed the ” Heroes of the Rocky Port Incident since the last time we saw him.
The Rocky Port Incident already raised a lot of questions, as it was one of many events that happened in the two-year period leading up to the New World Saga. Apart from Trafalgar Law’s involvement, there are still many gaps to fill. It has been said that Koby was also involved somehow, but One Piece Chapter 1059 takes it a step further by revealing that Blackbeard himself was involved in the fray and ultimately benefited from the heroic deeds. by Koby.
While the chapter confirms that Koby was deemed a hero due to the Rocky Port incident, his reunion with Blackbeard on Amazon Lily Island (as the Emperor attacked Boa Hancock following the disbanding of the Shichibukai system) reveal that Blackbeard is also fully aware of Koby’s identity. Calling him “Koby the Hero”, Blackbeard explains that he was eventually able to become the leader of the Pirate Island thanks to Koby’s help. Koby has even reached such a level that he is able to convince Blackbeard not to kill Boa immediately.
With Koby being dubbed a hero, having that connection to Blackbeard, and having other connections to a mysterious group within the Marines themselves, we really should keep an eye out for Koby in the future.