You might have thought One Piece had forgotten about the missing member of the Straw Hats, but you would be wrong. In the story's last arc, fans met up with Jimbei as the Fish-Man was in a pinch. Working under Big Mom, Jimbei found life miserable until he agreed to see his people to safety away from the Yonko, and that is not all. Jimbei confirmed he was going to join the Straw Hat crew, and it seems the hero just made good on that promise.
The most recent chapter of One Piece brought that encounter to life when it went live last weekend. The update followed the Straw Hat crew on a rather dangerous mission along with Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid. The trio are working with the Wano rebels to bring down Orochi, but things got hairy when Kaido's men got an attack in.
Thankfully, the attack went nowhere as their ships were taken down with ease. Everyone on the sea was shocked by the sudden blow, and it became clear what happened. After having to part with Monkey D. Luffy back at Whole Cake Island, Jimbei is back in action, and he is ready to join the Straw Hats for real.
The triumphant return was like few seen before in the One Piece manga, and you can see a few reactions from fans below. They are more than hyped to see the former warlord return to his crew, so Kaido and Orochimaru are going to see how strong the Straw Hats are before too long!
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We're Not Worthy
Jimbei returing with no scars or injuries makes Big mom look really bad, not only did Luffy pull up in her territory, destroy everything, beat up her strongest son, become a yonko himself and save Sanji, but he made ANOTHER NEW CREWMATE, who was formerly hers AND HES ALL GOOD?— Geo🍁#ONEPIECE976 (@Geo_AW) April 3, 2020
A True Beast
In case anyone forgets how much of a monster Jimbei, just look at their faces. Finally a strawhat. pic.twitter.com/7H9wPoivTU— Jorishae (@Thejorishae) April 3, 2020
Now that Jimbei is *officially* the helmsman of the Strawhats, all modern AUs are hereby obligated to make him the getaway driver i don’t make the rules sorry— katie 🚀 (@rocketspurs) April 5, 2020
Love that this implies that at no point did the straw hats mention to Law that Jimbei would be showing up pic.twitter.com/2ESoQ6tDEt— JILL, FIRST KNIGHT OF THE SEA (@PiratessUnluck) April 5, 2020
Jimbei, First Son of the Sea and Helmsman of the Straw Hat Pirates! Too many people thought Jinbe was dead and doubted him, he didn’t let even death stop him. Been through to much with Luffy, saved his life many times and snapped him back into reality. Straw Hat Pirates, Reunion! pic.twitter.com/MbULmgrqKF— Monkey D. Elmi 🏴☠️🍖 (@StrawHat_ASL) April 5, 2020
Luffy's real right hand & helmsman is here 🔥🔥— 25th Ryōmen D. Sukuna ~ DABI SZN (@ShadzMangaOnly) April 5, 2020
Oden & Marco showed us, the order of joining a crew has little importance to your roles.. Zoro is literally a fighter with a primary goal in mind.. Jimbei is that guy you take into the map room & talk strategy with Luffy & Nami pic.twitter.com/hbLtKenVZo
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