__________________INTRODUCTION:__________________ It looks like someone .....[ @Doctor Room ]beat me to the punch, but since I had already planned to do one when I got home from work, I decided instead of posting my ideas in his thread, I'll just express them here. However, I am going to go into much further detail about Jack, how his zoan relates to what calamity he is and speculate on the potential fruits of the other two. Still, I will credit people who made their threads first though, it's only fair. http://orojackson.com/threads/the-three-calamities-and-death.18723/#post-1089106 As @Doctor Room referenced, he talks about there being two different sets of calamities. What I will do however is focus on the main story of the "Three Calamities and the Seven Disasters" or "Sansai shichinan" as it is referred to in Buddhist teachings. __________________BACKGROUND:___________________ Spoiler: QUOTES FOR DAYS Now I don't believe Oda is going to use one trifecta and ignore the other. I believe he has merged them at some level. And I say this because of how Jack and his forces was portrayed in this chapter. _________________WATERXPESTILENCE_______________ I believe Jack and the portrayal of him and his crew is a fusion between the Greater Calamity of Water and the Lesser Calamity of Pestilence . Two points that support this supposition are: His moniker, "Jack the Drought", references a catastrophe formed by absence of water and moisture. The weapons his crew used can poison and create epidemics in a country unprepared to deal with it. Now some believe said, Jack himself isn't responsible for the "Drought" moniker with his Fruit, but instead it comes from the weapons they use that decay the landscape. But honestly, I don't think so. I feel Oda is hinting at something new with Jack's abilities. With Kaidou's army full of Zoans, I think Oda is introducing a new idea for Zoans in general, that will appear later when we get to Wano THE AWAKENED POWERS OF A MAMMOTH?: On the surface, Mammoths are just larger elephants. Physically strong. Tough skin. Powerful Tusks and Muscles. But just like an elephant, a Mammoth's true greatest tool is it's trunk. Specifically, how they use it for everything they do. Little know fact, at least to me, an elephant's trunk has over 40000 muscles as compared to an entire human being, with just under 700. That means Jack's trunk is gonna be his main weapon along with his tusk, as we saw this chapter when he broke the building in half. http://img.***************/cdn/manga/51/3079/06-07.png But another thing that elephants use their trunks for is to suck up water. This goes into why Jack represents water and in many ways this connection from Oda is tenuous, and yet genius, all at the same time. Because of how the guards in Impel Down were represented, we have believed that Zoan type awakenings will only be physically stronger transformations, with increase stamina and durability etc. Mythical zoans were really the only awakened zoans that may have the potential for special powers like Doflamingo's, but Oda I think this chapter is really showing his creativity to a new level. Jack's awakening may increase his physical abilities a tremendous amount, but to such a level that his trunk in particular gains even more power and gains a "Super Suction" type of ability, where Jack and draws in the water in the environment into it and use that water in combat to shoot powerful destructive blasts. In some ways, he is "Jack the Drought" and yet he's also "Jack the Flood". It's amazing how well adapted an elephant's biology is for being the antagonist of this arc. Their feet for instance The skeleton of an elephant's foot is angled, with a large pad of fat and connective tissue at the heel. The angled foot structure means that elephants walk on their tiptoes with their body weight evenly distributed across the fatty/connective tissue at the heel. Ex: An adult male Asian elephant that is 2.88 m (9.5 ft.) in height and weighs about 4,167 kg (9,259 lb.) distributes just 3.8 kg (8.5 lb.) of weight per square inch on its heels. The elephant's unique foot structure enables secure movement over uneven terrain and swampy ground. And furthermore, if Jack can somehow with his powers cause droughts, he becomes a DF user that can counter the effects of Zou's Water eruption, which I actually believe Oda will now use to display Jack's drought abilities. He will be able to suck up the water and fire it with tremendous power. Hell, he may not have used this against the Minks at all. Wouldn't it be awesome if the main antagonist returned, only to show that he was only half trying when he arrived the first time? So this is why I think Jack is the DROUGHT. With his mammoth zoan and the power of his trunk, he's somehow able to rob the environment of all it's moisture. Maybe Zoans could fall into Doflamingo's category for awakening and not be their own thing. It would be amazing to see if Zoans actually have cool power stored within their fruits that they just aren't tapping into. Many people consider Zoans the weakest class of DFs. Oda may change that with this arc. While Jack is the Calamity of Water, his divisions are the Calamity of Pestilence. This is because I believe these two division introduced in this chapter are the weakest ones in the entire army of Kaidou. Pleasures don't look like they have any power and the Gifters literally look like a group that have been given failed Artificial fruits and thus can only manifest specific body parts as features of their animals, but can't produce any full transformations. Basically, the runts of Kaidou's forces. As we go forward, the power will only go up from here. Starting with; ___________________WINDXFAMINE__________________ Anyways unto who I think the "Queen" of Kaidou's crew will be base on. I think this individual will take elements of the legends of Khutulun, a member of the army of Kaidu, a Mongolian war commander, who probably inspired at least the name of Kaidou. Some info on Khutulun: I believe Oda will put that last part into literal context and she will have a flying fruit, the third true flying fruit to be revealed out of the five mentioned to exist in Alabasta. And the fruit will be the: Ancient Zoan Tori Tori no mi Model: Pteranodon There are other fruits that could fill this position well, but none as big as the Pteranodon. 9 metre wing span is ridiculous, this thing would be huge in the skies. Now of key note here is that Oda has already foreshadowed the idea of a flier having traumatized the Samurai. Spoiler: NO FLY ZONE So this shows that we can expect a flier to be among Kaidou's crew. There are only 5 true flight fruits, but other fruits, such as Robin's, or Doflamingo's manage to find a way to imitate flight. I believe Kaidou and his forces are able to do so and the Artificial DFs, they may have many fliers. Also, just like Jack, the wielder of this fruit will be awakened and with their powerful wings be able to summon powerful hurricane force wind blasts and maybe even create tornadoes. A true embodiment of the calamity of wind. And just like Jack, the divisions under her, will bring about "famine", or at least their powers will parallel to creatures that cause famine, or destruction of crops in particular. I will name these two divisions but what I think their powers will be is more important. I think this Calamity will have under her a division of Artificial Flying Bird users and a division of Insect/Arachnid creatures. Basically, you can see what I'm getting at. As we move up the chain, I believe the divisions will revolve around the different categories in the Animal Kingdom, as Kaidou is the King of Beasts. I will name these two divsions "Harbingers"(Bird Division) and the "Reapers"(Insect/Arachnid Division). I chose these specifically because birds are notorious for being threats to crops and so are insects. And just like Sheepshead, each division will have it's own leader to work under. I'll make a graphic to illustrate the hierarchy at the end. This will give the Strawhats, notable and named characters, to take on during the arc as well, while the alliance deals with the Calamities and Kaidou. And finally, __________________FIREXWARFARE__________________ Now this is where I take a turn. You would think all three calamities are gonna be Ancient Zoans, but I think not. I think this individual will be a Mystical Zoan like Kaidou and be his second strongest warrior. Hence why him and his divisions represent Warfare. He will have the strongest divisions and be the strongest of the calamities. Any why will he have a Mythical Zoan? It's so obvious. BECAUSE I COULDN'T FIND A DINOSAUR THAT COULD REPRESENT FIRE GODDAMN IT. IF I HAD THIS THREAD WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT YESTERDAY. I'M GIVING UP On a more serious note, I do think it would be cool for one of the strongest calamities to also be the closest to Kaidou in a way, and even though Mythical Zoans are rarer than logias, if any crew is gonna have more than one, it's the crew that is all about Zoans. So what mythical Zoan do I think he is? It's too obvious to say Dragon. Everyone expects it. All the foreshadowing with Oda's One Shot Monsters, the Dragon on Punk Hazard etc. But what Oda has done by making Dragons a species in his verse is that he has taken the Mythicality out of at least the fire breathing dragons and I don't think this guy will be a "true" dragon. The fruit I think the Calamity of Fire will have is. Mythical Zoan: Chimera. A Zoan fruit with no class. Dragon is kind of too obvious with everything foreshadowing it. But someone with this fruit could alternate between using fire,using claws or using their horns. A great opponent for a certain swordsman. A fire breathing, amalgamation of 3 animals. Kaidou's second in command will also have multiple animal forms. While Kaidou is 100, he is 3. My two divisions are the last two major animal groups. The Reptiles and the Mammals. Remember this picture from Fishman Island. Pictures of a Bull and a Tiger and such in the foreground. I think theses will be prominent members in the Zoan Army. Maybe the Tiger will run the Predator group etc. Who knows. This was fun though, I don't want to draw it out anymore, so I will stop here. But writing this, let me in on a key note about Kaidou's forces. He has DEPTH. Real Depth. He has ability users up the Wazoo. That many DF users in one crew is ridiculous now that you think about it. We have never seen that many gathered in one force. And in many ways, writing this has solidified my belief that the current alliance lacks the depth to take on a force of this size. 500 DF users made, plus fodder crews, plus Younkou and 3 calamities. This is crazy. This is on a level I don't think we have seen before. Just remember the line up the marines formed to take on Whitebeard. This is a Younkou we are dealing with and what? We are gonna use Law's basic crew and the Strawhats and that's all? To take on a force of this size? Aokiji himself told Smoker to tell Akainu to mobilize ALL the admirals to stop this shit. We are gonna need serious backup to take on this kind of force. Supernovas baby. Let's go. CAN'T WAIT FOR WANO. It's gonna be chaos. EDIT:Just for people who were in the threasd and missed it, the graphic of Kaidou's crew structure.