One Piece Theory: Did Imu Receive an Ancient Weapon from Joy Boy?

In Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, the Ancient Weapons are portrayed as crucial elements that are likely to have a significant impact in the final war. Currently, it has been disclosed that Imu holds control over one of these weapons, Uranus.

Despite his efforts, two powerful entities, Pluton and Poseidon, continue to elude him. Pluton, a highly advanced battleship capable of causing immense destruction, is concealed beneath Wano Country’s Mt. Fuji. In contrast, Poseidon is a mermaid who possesses the extraordinary ability to communicate with and command the Sea Kings. Currently, Shirahoshi is the wielder of this power as Poseidon.

The enigma that perplexes numerous individuals is how Imu obtained Uranus. According to Vegapunk’s disclosures, it seems that Uranus was not originally meant for Imu, which only adds to the confusion. Nonetheless, a fan theory has emerged, offering a reasonable explanation for this mystery.

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Fan theory suggests a surprising Christian parallel in One Piece

Imu as seen in One Piece (Image via Toei)
Imu as seen in One Piece (Image via Toei)

A thought-provoking fan theory has been put forth by @ohimetenshi on the platform X, highlighting similarities between Christianity and the One Piece. According to this theory, Imu’s betrayal of Joy Boy can be likened to Judas’ betrayal of Jesus Christ. It is evident that Joy Boy is depicted as a messianic figure, similar to Christ.

The theory also postulates that Joy Boy’s crew may have been comprised of twelve individuals, paralleling the twelve apostles of Christ.

However, the theory’s most intriguing aspect is the suggestion that Joy Boy possibly bestowed Imu with the Ancient Weapon Uranus.

Kuma carrying his Bible in the One Piece anime (Image via Toei)
Kuma carrying his Bible in the One Piece anime (Image via Toei)

During chapter 1116, Vegapunk revealed that Joy Boy had initially owned or had the means to acquire these weapons during the Void Century. His plan was for these weapons to be inherited by future generations, and it is possible that one of them was given to Imu.

However, Imu became a part of the alliance of twenty nations, which eventually became the World Government, in order to defeat Joy Boy and the Ancient Kingdom.

This theory is further supported by the inclusion of Christian symbols and references in the series, such as crosses and Kuma’s Bible. Kuma, a devout follower of Nika, is believed to bring liberation to all, creating a significant link between the Sun God and Christ.

As the story progresses, Oda is known to continuously add layers, making this seemingly incongruous addition not surprising.

Lulusia Kingdom on the verge of being destroyed by Uranus (Image via Toei)
Lulusia Kingdom on the verge of being destroyed by Uranus (Image via Toei)

Up until now, Imu has utilized Uranus to destroy the Lulusia Kingdom by harnessing the power of the Ancient Weapon, created by Vegapunk and known as the Mother Flame. The kingdom was in a state of chaos as its citizens rebelled against their ruler, King Seki, and Princess Komane, as a result of the Eight-Nation Revolution.

The kingdom’s tragic fate can also be attributed to its decision to offer refuge to Sabo after his escape from Mary Geoise. Sabo had fled from witnessing the murder of King Cobra and uncovering the true identities of the Five Elders. Additionally, he had learned that Imu, the secret ruler of the world, occupies the Empty Throne.

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