One Piece: Exploring theories that Imu is Lily, the Queen of Alabasta

One Piece: Exploring the theories that Imu is Lily, the Queen of Alabasta

The One Piece fandom is filled to the brim with countless fan theories and speculations, thanks to several hidden details and missing parts of lore woven into the story. One of the most hypothesized characters happens to be Imu, the de facto King of the World who occupies the Empty Throne.

Based on the newly leaked One Piece Chapter 1084 spoilers, one possible line of thought floating around the fandom is, Could Imu’s true identity be Lily, the Queen of Alabasta mentioned by King Cobra? Let’s dive into that and other similar theories here, continuing from this article.

Could Imu and Lily be the same person?

One Piece Chapter 1084 Spoilers: Exploring the theories that Imu is Lily, the Queen of Alabasta
Imu holding a picture of Vivi, Courtesy of Toei Animation

The World Government was formed eight hundred years ago. Lily is mentioned to be one of the twenty founding members of the World Government, who also refused the position of a Celestial Dragon. As the former Queen of Alabasta, it is only natural that Lily would be interested in her kingdom, which could actually prove this point.

  • During the Reverie Arc, Imu was shown to be holding onto the wanted posters of a few significant people including Luffy, Shirahoshi, Blackbeard, and Vivi. While Imu cuts up and stabs the former three posters, they didn’t do anything to Vivi’s poster. This makes sense if she was actually the former Queen of Alabasta, and views Vivi differently from the others.
  • This is further emphasized by the newly leaked One Piece Chapter 1084 spoilers. Imu has never been shown to interact with anyone outside the Gorosei. According to the spoilers, Imu has a conversation with Cobra at the end of the chapter, which is another hint at an underlying connection to Alabasta.
  • Additionally, Alabasta also had the Poneglyph that pointed to Pluton, and Imu seems to have control over some kind of an Island destroying weapon.

The Immortality theory

For the above theory to hold any weight, however, Queen Lily or Imu should’ve been alive for well over eight hundred years. This line of thought isn’t exactly impossible though, as we have already seen feats close to immortality in the world of One Piece.

  • Brook’s Yomi-Yomi no Mi: This was the first time resurrection was showcased in One Piece. Given Imu’s status and power, they might have access to knowledge about Devil Fruits that no one else has. Potentially, the awakened powers of the Yomi-Yomi no Mi might be close to actual immortality or even resurrecting others.
  • Law’s Ope-Ope no Mi: While Brook’s case is more of a speculation, Law’s fruit can actually make someone immortal. Doflamingo stated that when combined with the secret treasure of Mary Geoise, the fruit could help him conquer the world.

Someone in Imu’s position would definitely have access to the said treasure, making this theory much more possible after the One Piece Chapter 1084 spoilers.

Other Miscellaneous Speculations

One Piece Exploring the theories that Imu is Lily, the Queen of Alabasta
Imu, Courtesy of Toei Animation
  • Links to Amazon Lily: Oda loves to play with names and patterns, and this has been demonstrated time and time again. One theory suggests that Lily could be connected to Amazon Lily. This can also be linked to the fact that both Boa Hancock and Nefertari Cobra have reptilian names.
  • The Empty Throne as an Ancient Weapon: Another potential line of thought could be how the Empty Throne itself could be an Ancient Weapon or at least a conduit of it. This isn’t far-fetched either, because as the only known user of the Empty Throne, Imu had demonstrated the ability to pulverize an entire island in a flash.


These theories are just the tip of the iceberg of fan speculations out there and many refreshing and interesting new ones are always on the way. Regardless, it is yet to be seen whether any of these hold any water as these are based on One Piece Chapter 1084 spoilers, and there is still more to be discussed. To read the conclusion of this article, click here.

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