this is honestly one of THE MOST SUSPICIOUS ONE PIECE COVERS, especially after we find out that the Skypieans, the Shandians, and Bilkans all came from the moon, and that the Shandian’s ancient ancestors had some connection to the Void Century, given that they were tasked with protecting a Poneglyph. not to mention all the advanced technology that the ancient moon people had over 800 years ago.
the Ancient Kingdom that created the Poneglyphs were stated to have advanced technology, which is how they created the Poneglyphs in the first place. they’re unbreakable, and yet they somehow managed to carve a lasting message into those incredibly strong blocks of stone. there is a direct connection there. The Ancient Shandians had one of these Poneglyphs. why? what was their connection to the Ancient Kingdom?
And why draw Luffy with those (Shandian? Skypeian?) wings? especially if those are Shandian wings. why draw the main character with the wings of a people who have a direct connection to the Void Century and the Ancient Kingdom? why is he winking, like he knows a secret that he’s not going to tell, as if he’s teasing the audience? Why?
this whole cover is just so suspicious