As the new chapter of One Piece is released, fans were ecstatic to discover the existence of the Holy Knights. These are the special forces of Im Sama, who execute unique operations and have equal power to the Gorosei. In the latest session of questionnaires with Eiichiro Oda, the author of One Piece, he disclosed that the Holy Knights have a terrifying power that can destroy entire countries. In One Piece 1083, Monkey D Dragon mentioned that the Holy Knights have already destroyed eight countries following Im Sama’s orders.
However, fans are curious about the differences between the Holy Knights and the Gorosei, Im Sama’s most mysterious character in the One Piece universe. According to Eiichiro Oda, the Holy Knights and the Gorosei have different roles and authorities. While the Gorosei focus on balancing and controlling the One Piece universe, the Holy Knights have a specific purpose: to execute Im Sama’s orders. They are assassins who possess tremendous power, as evidenced by their ability to destroy eight countries in one operation.
What sets them apart from the Gorosei is that they do not interfere with each other’s affairs. Still, there are rumors among fans that one Holy Knight member might be Shanks. These rumors were debunked when Eiichiro Oda finally revealed the leader of the Holy Knights, Van D Gwen. He wore all black, had long hair and an oriental face. From this revelation, the mystery deepened as fans started speculating about who Van D Gwen is and what his powers were.
Van D Gwen’s name is intriguing as it hinted that he might be related to the “D” family line. Though his origin, age, and lineage remain undisclosed, Eiichiro Oda revealed in one of his illustrations that Van D Gwen possesses a demonic fruit, though it was not clear what type of fruit.
Fans also speculate that the Holy Knights may have been Im Sama’s elite knights, handpicked to fight during the time of the Ancient Kingdom. Im Sama might have used the Holy Knights’ strength to overthrow the Ancient Kingdom, which had more advanced technology than the current World Government. This theory explains why the alliance of 20 kingdoms managed to defeat the Ancient Kingdom despite lacking advanced technology and only relying on the strength of the Holy Knights.
In conclusion, the Holy Knights are a terrifying force in the One Piece universe, managed to destroy eight countries in one operation. The revelation of the Holy Knight Leader, Van D Gwen, and his powers have deepened the mystery surrounding the Holy Knights. Fans eagerly await the next chapter to get more information about this secretive group and their leader.