One Piece fans have been buzzing with rumors about the emergence of the last person who holds the Road Poneglyhp. This unique figure turned out to be Scopper Gaban, a former crewmate of Gol D. Roger. Although we haven’t seen Gaban in the story yet, recent rumors suggest that he may soon make an appearance.
Many fans have predicted his appearance through various clues provided by Eiichiro Oda. One of the clues was Dr. Vegapunk’s statement regarding the true nature of Luffy’s Devil Fruits to the Straw Hat crew. He also mentioned that he visited the island of Ohara after the incident. Interestingly, he revealed that all the knowledge of the island was destroyed by an attacking giant. The giant was allegedly commanded by someone who had burn scars that were identical to those of Jaguar D. Saul.
Although it’s not certain yet if that person was Gaban, there is a possibility that he obtained the burn scars after Roger’s death. Gaban was entrusted by Roger to protect the last copy of Road Poneglyhp, which serves as the key to reach Laugh Tale. Even Shanks and Buggy were unaware of this mission that Roger gave to Gaban. It wouldn’t be ethical to exclude one of Roger’s cherished crewmates from the story of One Piece. Many of Roger’s other crewmates such as Buggy, Shanks, Ryaleigh, and Crocus have already made appearances in the story.
In the latest chapter 1082, fans speculate that Scopper Gaban may finally appear, either as a plot device or a mere sweetener in the story. Nevertheless, everyone is eagerly anticipating the official confirmation from Eiichiro Oda himself on Gaban’s appearance in One Piece. The return of the former crewmate of Gol D. Roger will surely add more depth and complexity to the already exciting world of One Piece.