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One Piece: Hawkins' Strawman Cards Have sầu a Real Life Equivalent Let"s deduce what real-life tarot cards have sầu in store for One Piece"s Hawkins và his Wara Wara no Mi ability.

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WARNING: The following contains spoilers for One Piece Chapter #1029,"The Tower" by Eiichiro Oda, Stephen Paul and Vanessa Satone, available in English via Manga Plus & Viz Media.

Divining one"s future is a practice as old as time. Over the centuries, various techniques & tools have sầu been created in an attempt to lớn catch a glimpse of what the future holds. Many people scoff at the idea nowadays, while others use these techniques as inspiration in creative sầu truyền thông media. One Piece creator Eiichiro Odomain authority has taken the concept of Tarot cards và used them as a basis for Basil Hawkins" Strawman Cards.

Thanks to eating the Wara Wara no Mi, Hawkins has the ability to manipulate straw, create dolls that channel any damage taken lớn a specific target, and forge a giant scarecrow-lượt thích reaper. The movements of the strawman are somewhat determined by what thẻ Hawkins pulls from the deck.


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So far, One Piece has shown five sầu of the cards & their meanings: The Fool, Reversed is the thẻ of infighting & causes opponents to turn on each other; The Hierophant means reinforcements và that Hawkins" opponent will receive sầu help from someone -- though, if Reversed, it causes the strawman to lớn chase the opponent. There"s also the Death card, which means destruction when Upright và causes the strawman lớn attaông xã with a large scythe. Finally, The Tower thẻ represents a collapse of the old, though its effects weren"t shown because Killer defeated Hawkins before it could go inkhổng lồ effect. The fifth thẻ also has the hidden meaning of "a new path forward."


Basil Hawkins using Straw Man's Card
Hawkins" depicted cards in One Piece are actually part of the real-world Tarot cards, a deông xã that consists of roughly 78 cards divided into lớn two categories. The first is the Major Arcana, beginning with The Fool (Number 0) and ending with The World (Number 21). This is the category Hawkins" cards come from. The cards that 3D the Major Arcana tell a story of someone (The Fool) unknowing & new to the world going on a journey to learn & develop as a person. It ends with The World, which represents completion and harmony.

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The second category is the Minor Arcamãng cầu. This consists of the remaining 56 cards, which are further divided into four suits that represent the details of everyday life: Wands, which represent the element of fire, creativity, passion, willpower, & inspiration; Cups, representing water, emotions, love, intuition, & relationships; Swords represent air, intelligence, xúc tích và ngắn gọn, truth, and conflict; and Pentacles, also known as Coins, represent resources, health, finances, manifestation, & the element of earth. Each suit has cards numbered two through ten, with an ace card, as well as four court cards called The Page, The Knight, The Queen, & The King. Together with the Major Arcamãng cầu, these cards work together to lớn tell the reader what actions may need lớn be taken to lớn cause change within their lives.


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Tarot cards date back lớn at least the 15th Century, where they were used as playing cards. They are believed to lớn have sầu been created in Italy sometime during the 1430s and eventually spread across Europe. The original playing cards consisted of the Minor Arcana, but over time, the Major Arcana mix was added as "trump cards." While they weren"t initially created as a tool for divining, that changed once the printing press was invented và cards could be mass-produced.



The modern version of the cards today are based on the works of Arthur Waite and the occult group Order of the Golden Dawn. White and artist Pamela Coleman Smith created the version of the Tarot in 1909 that many artists draw inspiration from today: The Rider-Waite Tarot. The imagery they chose was based on the Italian Sola Busca version of the cards alongside imagery from Kabbalah, which is a form of Jewish esotericism. If you go inkhổng lồ any big-chain bookstore, you"re bound to find a copy of this deông chồng or some variation of it.


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Spreads are a popular method in using the cards, with each position representing a certain aspect of the situation in question. Three-thẻ pulls are comtháng, usually representing "Past, Present, Future." There are also more complex spreads, sometimes using up to lớn ten cards or more. Single thẻ pulls, lượt thích what Hawkins uses in One Piece, are also comtháng, usually to represent what the reader should focus on for the day. The cards" position and orientation will denote a certain meaning. If a card is in reverse, it usually represents an imbalance or an extreme situation of the archetype that is depicted in the thẻ. Not every reader uses reversal meanings, but they are common.

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With all this new information in mind, let"s look at Hawkins" five cards and see what they would mean using the Rider-Waite interpretations. The Fool represents innocence and new beginnings, but when in reverse, it represents recklessness & laông chồng of awareness. The Hierophant represents tradition and conformity, as well as pursuit of knowledge. When in reverse, it represents rebellion và a new approach lớn a situation. The Death thẻ, despite how it"s been depicted in media, doesn"t actually represent physical death. Instead it represents a metaphorical death, the end of a cycle, và change. Finally, The Tower card represents pride, disaster, và a breakdown of something important. Looks like the title of One Piece Chapter #1029 wasn"t too far off the mark on that last one.