Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Netflix's "One Piece" season one.
The season one finale of "One Piece" appears to tease a new antagonist for season two.
Based on that tease, here's where the story might go in season two if it sticks to the source material.
Netflix's "One Piece" dropped its first season on Thursday, and many fans are already clamoring for season two news.
The new show is the first live-action adaptation of "One Piece" and closely follows the first saga of the anime and manga, the East Blue Saga. In season one, we meet a goofy and heroic pirate named Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) who seeks to become King of the Pirates by finding a special treasure called the One Piece.
Before he can get to his prize, Luffy first collects a crew of misfits with equally-big dreams: Triple-sword user Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu Arata), who wants to become the greatest swordsman in the world; thief and navigator Nami (Emily Rudd), who wants to draw a map of the world; kickboxing chef Sanji (Taz Skylar), who wishes to find the legendary sea All Blue; and compulsive liar and sharpshooter Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson), who wants to become a brave warrior of the sea.
The group defeats numerous evil pirates and are hunted by the Marines, including Luffy's own vice-admiral grandfather Garp (Vincent Regan), on the Netflix show. The season ends with the crew finally heading to the Grand Line, a special part of the world where the One Piece was hidden long ago, after Luffy finds out he has got his first bounty.
Netflix has yet to renew the series for season two, but the season one finale's ending teases a new antagonist — and suggests that a potential second season would focus on the Arabasta Saga from the original manga.
Warning: Major spoilers ahead for the Arabasta Saga and Loguetown Arc of the "One Piece" anime and manga.
Season two is likely to start in Loguetown with new antagonist Smoker.
There is one arc left, "Loguetown," which is likely to be the focus of the first episode of season two. In the manga and anime, before Luffy and his crew (dubbed the Straw Hat pirates) can get to the Grand Line, they stock up on supplies by going to the island of Loguetown.
This island is where Gold Roger, the former King of the Pirates who hid the One Piece treasure, was publicly executed by the Marines, as shown in the opening scene of the Netflix show's first episode.
While on the island, Luffy bumps into old enemies — and makes a new enemy who is teased at the end of season one of the live-action show.
In the very last scene of the season one finale, a man smoking a cigar burns a hole in a bounty poster with Luffy's face on it. This is Smoker, a captain of the Marines in Loguetown, who leaves his post to chase Luffy on the Grand Line.
Smoker has eaten the Smoke-Smoke Devil Fruit, which gives him the ability to turn parts of his body into smoke and to control it, manipulating its properties to allow him to attack or restrain enemies. He also uses a special weapon called a Jitte made out of seastone which can deprive other Devil Fruit users, like Luffy, of their abilities.
Smoker and his second-in-command Tashigi are not major antagonists for most of the "One Piece" manga. But as with Garp's increased role in season one, it is likely that the live-action show will make them more prominent in season two, based on the end-credit tease.
The rest of the season will probably focus on the Arabasta Saga, or at least parts of it.
The rest of the season will likely move onto the second "One Piece" saga, the Arabasta Saga, since the writers of the Netflix show have already started to tease Baroque Works in season one.
Baroque Works is a secret criminal organization run by a pirate called Crocodile, with a mission to destabilize and take over the kingdom of Alabasta. After the Straw Hat Pirates enter the Grand Line in the manga, they stumble upon the organization and decide to save Alabasta.
This proves tricky since Crocodile is also one of the seven warlords of the sea, a group of powerful pirates hired by the Marines to police their fellow pirates.
The Arabasta Saga is made up of five story arcs: Reverse Mountain, Whiskey Peak, Little Garden, Drum Island, and Arabasta.
The Reverse Mountain and Drum Island story arcs are likely to be adapted to screen in season two.
Reverse Mountain focuses on the Straw Hat Pirates' first entry into the Grand Line, where they meet a giant whale that swallows up the ship. They also encounter two important Baroque Works agents for the first time: Mr. 9 and Ms. Wednesday.
While these chapters are not majorly important to Arabasta as a whole, they comprise an emotional arc that is important later in the series and help establish Luffy's character.
Drum Island is the fourth arc in the saga, when the Straw Hats head to the winter Drum Island in the hopes of finding a doctor to heal Nami, who has fallen mysteriously ill. There, they have to defeat a tyrannical Devil Fruit user King and find the next member of their crew, a medic called Tony Tony Chopper.
Chopper is a reindeer who ate the Human-Human Devil Fruit to become a reindeer-human hybrid.
Again, while this chapter isn't critically important to the Arabasta storyline, the Straw Hats have to pick up Chopper at some point. Based on the manga source material, this is the most likely way it will unfold in season two.
Two other arcs, Whiskey Peak and Little Garden, may not be adapted fully or at all.
Whiskey Peak and Little Garden are the second and third story arcs of the "One Piece" manga, but they may be condensed to save time (and Netflix's budget).
In Whiskey Peak, the Straw Hats are tricked by Mr. 9 and Ms. Wednesday into a trap island by Baroque Works. In this arc, we learn more about how the organization works, its leader, and why the Straw Hats agree to dismantle it.
While it is crucial to the story, this arc has a lot of chaotic battles, which the live-action series has largely strayed from in season one, in favor of staging more realistic fight scenes. It is likely this arc will be carried out in a much different way.
Meanwhile, Little Garden, the next island the Straw Hats visit, is a prehistoric land filled with giants, dinosaurs, and ancient insects.
Bringing that to life will cost a lot of money and time which means the story arc may be changed or not used at all. In addition, in terms of its relevance to Alabasta, the story arc only introduces a few more Baroque Works agents which can occur elsewhere.
The Arabasta arc will likely be the main focus of "One Piece" season two with more involvement from the Marines.
The Arabasta arc will likely have a larger role in season two. In this story arc, the Straw Hats finally make it to the kingdom while it is on the brink of civil war. Their attempts to stop it turned into an all-out battle between marines, Baroque Works, royal guards, pirates, and the rebel army.
Luffy also faces off against Baroque Works leader Crocodile, who has eaten the Sand-Sand fruit giving him the ability to transform parts of his body into sand and to create and control sand. In this arc, the Straw Hats gain another member in Nico Robin, another Devil Fruit user. They also meet another relative of Luffy's — his brother, Portgas D. Ace.
There's a plot twist halfway through this arc, so depending on how much of the saga season two adapts, it may end where the manga does — or with the mid-way plot twist.
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