Current Events Is Oden a master of the elements?

Did the retainers learn their elements from Oden?

  • Yes. Just like they inherited his will and his dream, they also inherited his swordsmanship.

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • No. Oden will not be a master of all those different elements.

    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • Not sure. I don't know if those elements actually exist or are tricks of the mind and spirit.

    Votes: 5 50.0%

  • Total voters
Oden's retainers, for the most part, seem to posses some thematic sword elemental style. Is it possible they all learned their bits and pieces from Oden? Oden's black and white ying yang blades could represent that not only is his sworsmanship in harmony with himself, but one with the natural elements.

Fire: Kinemon can create flames and extinguish them. Where did he learn that from? He jumped forward in time and couldn't even work on this style for 20 years.

Electricity: Inuarashi and Nekomamushi can shock you as part of the Mink electro ability. However, Raizou can use lightning shuriken even though he doesn't belong to that species.

Water: Kamawatsu is a Fishman who can incorporate Fishmen water manipulation techniques. More unusual are his sword techniques which mimic the force of a raging torrent of water. I doubt he is emitting large amounts of water like Pokemon creature here, it's probably just his blade mirroring the effects of a river.
Wind: Zoro and Mihawk spam slicing winds and create twisters like nobody's business. For the retainers, this might end up being Denjiro's element.

Nature/Earth: Ashura unleashed a flower blade technique leaving petals all over the air like Oden. I'm not sure if there's an additional effect where you can get cut by flower petals like Vista in the anime or if it only thematically represents nature. Maybe Kanjuro's creations are part of this style.
Snow/Ice: Kikunojo of the Lingering Snow can create snow-like effects with sword techniques. Kiku might be able to freeze opponents with that snow, or maybe the blade merely produces a chilling effect on the bodies of those who get cut down.

What do you think? Will a legendary swordsman like Oden harness various elemental styles or is he a master of haki and muscle?
The ''snow'', petals and water could have been just so it looks aesthetically more pleasing honestly. It just looks better but he could actually be able to control the elements. It would make him cooler imo.