List of One Piece Long-Term Plans

One Piece

One Piece is a manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda and published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since 1997, which tells the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates in search of the One Piece treasure. Check our lists about the series:

Examples of Eiichiro Oda’s long-term plans in One Piece

This list features the most striking examples of long-term planning by Eiichiro Oda in One Piece. Each example is presented through a setup and payoff. The chapters for each are shown. The last columns show the time it took for the payoff to happen in chapters, days and years. Also check out our list of the greatest One Piece foreshadows.

S
Ch.
Setup
P
Ch.
Payoff
Chapters
Later
Days
Later
Years
Later
19Silvers Rayleigh appears in a flashback500Silvers Rayleigh is introduced4813,82910.5
49Mihawk cuts a ship in half599Zoro cuts a ship in half5504,46612.2
69Luffy refers to the Grand Line as Paradise594The first half of the Grand Line is named Paradise5254,24411.6
92Monkey D. Garp is introduced431Monkey D. Garp reveals to be Luffy's grandfather3392,6887.4
100Monkey D. Dragon is introduced432Monkey D. Dragon reveals to be Luffy's father3322,6397.2
102Going Merry suffers his first main damage430Going Merry dies3282,5957.1
195Keimi appears in a Cover Story490Keimi appears in the story2952,3876.5
218Robin joins the Crew457Robin calls the crew members by their names for the first time2391,9255.3
397Sakazuki (type of traditional type of sake cup) is introduced573Sakazuki kills Ace1761,4704.0
432Yonkus are mentioned795The last Yonku is introduced3633,1998.8
434The clash between Shanks and Whitebeard splits the sky1,026The clash between Luffy and Kaidou splits the sky5925,43214.9
435Sanji's Wanted Poster has a drawing instead of his photo494Duval's face is revealed looking like the drawing594971.4
476Lola is introduced835Nami finds that Lola is Big Mom’s daughter3593,2068.8
492Duval wears an iron mask to avoid being mistaken for Sanji840Sanji as a child was forced to wear an iron mask to avoid being seen3483,1158.5
504Rayleigh removes Camie's collar947Luffy removes his collar4434,02511.0
509X Drake is introduced as an ex marine956It is revealed that X Drake is a double agent for the Marines4474,06511.1
701Straw Hat Pirates are seen together976Straw Hat Pirates reunite2752,5837.1
723Zoro and Sanji are seen together943Zoro and Sanji reunite2202,0585.6