Why Blackbeard Kidnapped Koby?

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Subhra Jit

Why Blackbeard Kidnapped Koby

In the end of One Piece chapter 1059, we get to know about Koby being kidnapped by Blackbeard. The chapter is packed with lots of action with a massive amount of lore and mysteries. As always Eiichiro Oda loves to keep his audience sitting at the edge of their sits. However, Why did Blackbeard kidnap Koby? What is the importance? Let’s discuss this massive cliffhanger in this article.

Why Blackbeard Kidnapped Koby?

In chapter 1079, we learn that Coby got bounty of 500 million beri by Croos Guild. However, trouble arises when Blackbeard, wants to use Coby as a bargaining chip. Blackbeard aims to negotiate with the World Government and offers to turn Hachinisu, a pirate island, into a recognized and legal country in exchange for Coby’s freedom.

Luffy meet Koby

Coby’s status as a marine hero makes him a valuable target for Blackbeard’s ambitious plans. The chapter leaves us wondering how this high-stakes situation will unfold.

Aokiji, a member of the World Government, explains that they cannot negotiate for Coby because he is part of SWORD, a secretive organization.

Kuzan fire burn from One Piece with glasses

Old Theories

This might be Blackbeard’s ploy to bring Luffy out in the open. We are not sure whether Blackbeard stole Boa’s Devil fruit or not. So if he missed, his next target might be Nika Nika no Mi. As we already know the importance of that fruit. So this might lead to the long-awaited Luffy vs Blackbeard War.


The third reason might be to bring out Garp. Now, why Garp? The God Valley somehow must be connected to the Laugh Tale. Right now, Garp is the only person that could reveal information about it. So Blackbeard might be trying to lure out Garp.


Now we all know Koby is a secret member of SWORD. So Blackbeard might have kidnapped him for the hidden information on SWORD or Pacifista assuming Vegapunk is also a member of SWORD. Or, it might also be to provoke the Marines and announce the Great War. However, it’s still a little far-fetched.

The Cross Guild

Finally, Koby was first introduced as the hapless ship caretaker on the Alvida Pirates. He lived in fear of both the crew and captain of the ship. We believe Alvida somehow convinced Crocodile and Mihak to put a huge bounty on his ex-crewmate who was saved by Luffy. To get a considerable bounty reward from the Cross Guild Blackbeard wanted that so he kidnapped Koby. Also, it might be a ransom to form an alliance with the Cross Guild.

So with this big question, the chapter ends. However, the good news is no break next week. So I think we might get more info regarding this next week. Tell us your thoughts in the comment section.

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Subhrajit is a university student who loves to watch anime and read manga. He has been watching anime for a long time. Now he has decided to write and share his love for anime with others.
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1 year ago

If bb wanted to know about laughtale, he would not go for garp, there are still roger’s crews who are still alive who knows everything about the last island.

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