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Could Dr. Vegapunk be Usopp's grandfather?

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  1. Dreamer

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    #1 Dreamer, Jul 6, 2018
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    I have thought about this theory for a while although I don't have concrete proof about its correctness.

    Would it be possible that Dr. Vegapunk is Usopp's grandfather?

    Because:
    • The word 'Vega' from Vegapunk's surname can refer to a star in the constellation Lyra and most of Usopp's attacks are star themed (Green Star, Fire Bird Star, Gunpowder Star, etc.)
    • Both of them has knowledge about botany (Vegapunk has studied Devil Fruits and Usopp has learned the use of Pop Greens)
    • Both of them has skills to invent weapons (Vegapunk made Pacifistas and Usopp made Nami's Clima-Tact)
    • Both of them has knowledge about physics (Usopp kind of applied rocket science to shoot Bag Worm during the Dressrosa Arc)
    My theory is that Usopp doesn't speak about his relationship with Vegapunk because he doesn't know that Vegapunk would be his grandfather because Yasopp never told Usopp about it. As a child Yasopp lived normal life with his parents before Vegapunk's illegal researches were revealed to his family and he was arrested by the World Government. After this Yasopp and his mother moved to another island. Later Vegapunk was employed as Marine scientist but Yasopp and Vegapunk didn't see each other anymore because Marines were watching Vegapunk and Yasopp hadn't any way to contact with his father. When Vegapunk started to get reputation as a Marine scientist and his son started a family, Yasopp decided not to tell his wife or son about his relationship with Vegapunk because he was afraid that they will be targeted by the World Govenrment, pirates or some vengeful people who had been in trouble thanks to Vegapunk's work. Vegapunk in turn never heard that he has a grandson because of the lack of communication between father and son.

    So, what do you guys think about this?
     
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    Maybe or Maybe not but it would be nice if vegapunk turnsout to be a good guy.
     
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    These seem rather far-out for similarities, so I would consider them coincidental. I wonder why a government scientist would be alright with his son and grandson becoming pirates...
     
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    Well, I was thinking that just like Garp, Vegapunk was too busy with his works and hadn't time to stop them in time. And who knows? Maybe Vegapunk isn't aware of his a grandson's existence? However, I understand your point.
     
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    I just don’t see a relationship in family between Vegapunk and Yasopp. One of them’s a genius who grew up on Baldimore, the other’s a sharpshooter from Syrup Village who’s one of the strongest pirates out there. I mean, the same could be said about Garp and Dragon, but I don’t think another situation like that will happen again...
     
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    I highly doubt that Usopp and Vegapunk are related.

    He doesn't know Vegapunk otherwise he probably would have mentioned something to the crew, or at least to Franky. This already excludes your point that he named his attacks after Vega. We don't even know if that star exists in the One Piece world.

    Usopp learning about botany was a coincidence because of the island he landed on when he was sent off by Kuma.

    The invention skills and physics knowledge pretty much apply to Franky as well.

    And saving their hometown is something a lot of people want to do, we've seen it a lot of other times, for example with Nami.
     
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    Well, when I pointed out about Vegapunk's surname and names of Usopp's attacks, I didn't mean that he named his attacks after Vegapunk. I just thought that it was Oda's way to give a hint about their relationship.

    I know that things I listed in my theory are probably just coincidences but in my opinion there are too many of them so that those would be just coincidences.

    But you are right about helping their hometown. I see now that it wasn't good idea to put it to the list.
     

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