Hi everyone Oda uses the Chinese zodiac signs in order to choose the Admirals and Vice Admirals of the Navy. Here's the Chinese zodiac signs disc: Let's start from the Rabbit. Rabbit: Momousagi (Pink Rabbit, a Vice Admiral) Tiger: Fujitora (Purple Tiger) Ox: Ryokugyu (Green Bull) Rat: Pig: Tokikaki (Brown Pig, a Vice Admiral) Dog: Akainu (Red Dog) Rooster: Aokiji (Blue Pheasant) Monkey: Kizaru (Yellow Monkey) Goat: Sengoku (Golden Goat) you never knew this right ? XD i'll explain it right after Horse: Snake: Shirohebi (White Snake) Dragon: Monkey D. Dragon (let's suppose he was a Vice Admiral or an Admiral at some time before) Now you probably have these questions in your mind : 1- How did I know that Sengoku is called the Golden Goat ? 2- Who the hell is Shirohebi ? Answers: 1- Do you remember an animal that always appeared near Sengoku ? It's his goat. What is the color of Sengoku's ability ? It's gold. (golden buddha) In Buddhist Temples, It's common to find statues of golden goats. Moreover, there is a famous art in the Pagan Museum, which illustrates Buddha in earth-touching gesture and on the pedestal below him was a herd of goats. So I'm pretty confident that when Sengoku was an Admiral, his alias was the Golden Goat. Moreover, Sengoku's strange beard might be a reference to goat's beard. 2- Now who the hell is Shirohebi ? Easy. It's Smoker. When Smoker becomes an Admiral, his alias will be the White Snake. I'll explain why. Oda used very smart word play in this. Smoker is a heavy smoker. When we read it in japanese, it's Hebi Smoker, because V is pronounced B in japanese. So it's Hebi Smoker. Hebi is " snake " in japanese. Look at this cover page: I don't need to explain I think you understood why I showed you this cover page. One more thing. Smoke had an attack he used against Luffy. It's called Smoke Snake. One more thing XD, the color of Smoker's powers is white, and he's nicknamed the White Hunter. So I believe Smoker's alias will be White Snake. As for Dragon, I said let's just suppose he was a Marine back then because there are a lot of theories about Dragon being an Ex Marine, so there's no need to talk about that, It's not what this theory is about. I just need characters who match up with the chinese Zodiac animals. In the times that Dragon appeared, we saw him manipulating the weather. Dragons in chinese mythology are also called East Asian Dragons ( Dragon is from East Blue ), and Dragons in chinese mythology are mainly known for their ability to manipulate the weather, creating storms, clouds, rain ... Now, we have two animals left: the horse and the rat. Think about it. Is this a coincidence that two animals are left, and there are exactly two characters who dream of becoming Admirals ? In chinese mythology, there is competitiveness between the Horse zodiac sign and the Rat zodiac sign. Take a second look at the Zodiac disc above. The Rat is placed exactly in the opposite side of the Horse. These two, I believe, represent these two guys: Coby and Helmeppo. They were always challenging each other. There had always been competitiveness between them. I believe Helmeppo is the one represented by the Horse. Look at this guy's face: Helmeppo has a long face he resembles a horse XD The thing he wears around his eyes reminds me of the horse's eye patch : As for Coby, I'm sure that his Rat reference will be justified by his abilities in the future ( the Devil Fruit he'll eat for example ) That's it guys. I hope this didn't waste your time. Thank you for reading !