In the ever-expanding universe of One Piece, the tales of distant islands and their secrets continue to captivate fans. But, amongst them, the story of God Valley stands tall — an event interwoven with the fate of legendary characters and the world’s balance. Let’s unravel the layers of this mystery.
A Prelude to the Incident: God Valley’s Significance
God Valley, a place now erased from the world maps, was once a prominent location. However, 38 years prior to current events, this island witnessed an incident that not only changed the fate of many legendary characters but also impacted the larger world of One Piece.
Setting the Stage: The Key Players
The center of this incident is the notorious Rocks D. Xebec and his formidable crew. Standing against them was the combined force of the Marines and the Roger Pirates. The Marines’ representative was none other than Monkey D. Garp, while the Roger Pirates were led by the iconic Gol D. Roger.
But there’s a twist — Celestial Dragons’ slaves were present on the island. Their role in this incident remains a mystery, but what we do know is that Rocks aimed to harm them. This threat to innocent lives formed the unlikely alliance between Garp and Roger.
The Battle Unfolds: When Pirates and Marines Collide
Facing the indomitable Rocks Pirates alone was a Herculean task. Realizing the gravity of the situation and Rocks’ intentions towards the slaves, Garp forged a temporary alliance with Roger. A pivotal moment came when Big Mom offered Kaido an enigmatic Devil Fruit, placing him in a life-debt to her.
The climax of this alliance was the death of Rocks D. Xebec and the subsequent disbandment of his crew. In an era where honor and pride were paramount, this alliance was deemed scandalous, leading the Marines to suppress any record of their collaboration with the pirates.
Aftermath: Ripple Effects of God Valley Incident
Garp emerged as the “Hero of the Marines” from this battle. His valor on the battlefield and the subsequent victory led to multiple offers for the position of Admiral. However, Garp’s deep-seated disdain for the Celestial Dragons meant he declined each time.
Rocks D. Xebec’s aspirations to dethrone the world nobles and rule the world, coupled with his mysterious “D” initial, were concealed from the world. Only a select few, mostly veteran Marines, were privy to the extent of Roger’s involvement.
The incident did not just mark the end of Rocks but also heralded the rise of new powers. Former Rocks Pirates members like Whitebeard, Kaido, Big Mom, and Shiki began carving names for themselves. Concurrently, Roger and his first mate, Silvers Rayleigh, discovered a baby Shanks — an event that would shape the next era of pirates.
God Valley Today: An Island Lost in Time
Post the incident, God Valley disappeared. Whether it vanished due to natural causes, concealed by the world government, or by some other mysterious force remains one of the grand mysteries of the One Piece world.
The incident at God Valley is not just a historical event in the One Piece narrative but a linchpin moment that has shaped the destinies of its most powerful characters. By unraveling its mysteries, we gain a deeper understanding of the motives, relationships, and histories of those who continue to shape the world of One Piece.