One Piece: Eiichiro Oda Makes a Startling Imu Revelation That Might Change His Status as ‘True Evil’ in the Series

Eiichiro Oda is setting up his biggest revelation yet.

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  • Vegapunk's announcement had a particular section where he mentioned a certain someone and the fans believe it to be directed towards Imu Sama.
  • Imu Sama's true identity is yet to be revealed but Vegapunk's announcement is hinting him to be a male and his real name might be Saint Imu Nerona.
  • Eiichiro Oda is yet to reveal Imu's true motive and whether he is truly an evil being or there might be a good reason behind his doings.
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One Piece has taken a big step with the massive turn of events at the Egghead Island. While Monkey D. Luffy was battling against the Five Elders, Dr. Vegapunk was trying his level best to broadcast the true history of the World Government to the entire planet. With the scientist perishing at the hands of the Elders, he managed to fulfill his last mission and revealed everything he knew to the world.


During the live broadcast, fans caught a particular moment when Vegapunk mentioned a certain mysterious character in his speech. Fans believe that it is none other than the World Ruler, Imu Sama. Even though it was a vague hint, the reaction by Saint Jaygarcia Saturn made it more believable to the fans that it is another foreshadowing by Eiichiro Oda.

Imu Sama Is The Biggest Mystery In One Piece

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Imu in One Piece (Credit: Toei Animation)

Imu Sama is one of the biggest mysteries in One Piece that is yet to be revealed by Eiichiro Oda. In the last few chapters, there has been an ongoing commotion regarding Vegapunk’s announcement. After the scientist revealed everything to the world, he specifically mentioned a certain ‘he’ that had the fans questioning the mysterious identity. They believe that he was addressing Imu Sama, who rules over the Five Elders.


Many believe that he is Saint Imu Nerona, one of the original twenty rulers from 800 years ago since the announcement saw Saint Jaygarcia Saturn had a horrified look. Vegapunk specifically mentioned that he does not know whether the individual is truly evil or good. So, it raises the question about his true motive. He demolished any sign of the Void Century, and there might be a specific reason for it.

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Dr. Vegapunk in One Piece (Credit: Toei Animation)

Vegapunk mentioned that the Ancient Kingdom was scientifically more advanced than the Egghead Island. It might be causing harm to the environment and the people. Professor Clover said that the Kingdom was deemed dangerous, and its unrestricted freedom was one of the crucial reasons for Imu to set up authoritarian rule to stop the Ancient Kingdom’s progress. The World Government is the only body that keeps everything in place, and Imu is at its center.

Imu Sama’s Real Identity Might Have Been Revealed

During the announcement, the scientist mentioned ‘he,’ which might refer to Imu as a male. Another fact is that in English, both males and females are referred to as Saint, while in Japanese, males are called “sei” and females are called “gū.” Imu Sama was addressed as Imu-sei in anime. Since he is believed to be more than 800 years old, he knew Nefertari Lily, who left her Celestial Dragon title and went to live with normal people.

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Straw Hat Pirates in Egghead Island (Credit: Toei Animation)

One of the reasons for his longevity might be the ultimate usage of the Ope-Ope no Mi. The Ope-Ope no Mi user can grant another person immortality in exchange for their life. All these facts add up to Imu being immortal and male. While it is yet to be known whether Imu is evil or bad, Eiichiro Oda is setting up another massive revelation in the upcoming chapters.

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