Really really interesting. We all thought that “Dark King”, Rayleigh’s nickname, and “King of Hell”, Zoro’s nickname, were very similar. But it seems that they are actually the same thing, basically.
It’s the umpteenth parallel shared between Rayleigh and Zoro, as the right hand man of the past Pirate King and the right hand man of the future Pirate King.
With the Wano Arc, Zoro is confirmed to not be just a simple underling, but a king in his own way.
Unlike the other Straw Hats, Zoro isn’t a mere follower: he is a king who partners with another king.
That’s why Zoro and Luffy are referred as PARTNERS. Just like Rayleigh and Roger, obviously.
Remember all those panels where Zoro is thought to be the real captain of the Straw Hats? Or where people wonder why he isn’t the captain, or why he isn’t the captain of his own crew? Now everything makes sense.
That’s because Zoro is a CONQUEROR. He is a KING in his own way (King of Swordsmen).
Just like Luffy is a CONQUEROR and a KING in his own way (King of Pirates). The both of them also unlocked Advanced Conqueror Haki, the strongest Haki that Kaido called the power of the strongest ones, the power that “only a handful of the very strongest can”, in a world where “Haki… it surpasses all”.
Exactly like Rayleigh was a Conqueror and a King just like Roger was a Conqueror and a King.
We have now blatant confirmation that Zoro = Rayleigh and Luffy = Roger
It was obvious, but some people still doubted. It was so comical, and so delusional as well: Rayleigh has blonde hair, Rayleigh likes girls, Rayleigh used kicks… LMAO
Now it’s clear as day. Luffy is the Future King of Pirates, the new Gol D. Roger, while Zoro is the Future World Strongest Swordsman and the New Generation Dark King, the Right Hand of the King of Pirates, the new Silvers Rayleigh.
Rayleigh is also absolutely confirmed to be a swordsman.
Now all makes sense. Because both of Luffy and Zoro are Conquerors and Kings on their own (not all the Conquerors are also Kings!) like Roger and Rayleigh. Destined to excel to the top of the world, and strong willed enough to do so, unlike the other Straw Hats.
Two Kings advancing for their future titles. Two Conquerors who will seat on the top of the world.
They march together in front of the Strawhat crew.
Tell me if doesn’t strike as the same of this…
Yeah, it’s the same.
A King advancing together with his Dark King.