What would make you happiest?

  • Sanji holding his own against Kizaru

    Votes: 100 35.1%
  • Zoro slicing Lucci to death while Jinbore stares in awe

    Votes: 57 20.0%
  • Vegaskunk dying

    Votes: 30 10.5%
  • More BB crew moments

    Votes: 27 9.5%
  • TAC giving you his admin status

    Votes: 22 7.7%
  • Nika actually not laughing

    Votes: 26 9.1%
  • Seeing Caribou fangirl over BB

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • Kaido returns for Wano Act 4

    Votes: 20 7.0%

  • Total voters
I'm one of those people that thinks Oda set the Post Time Skip up to a mirror a lot of the Pre Time Skip.

Egghead is the Sabaody Arc of the New World to me, so, I think Gaban is the Rayleigh character.

In terms of the mystery character, I can't think of anyone who would fit other than Gaban who is actually strong enough to fight off CP0. Fujitora would make sense if the character wasn't hiding, and a lot of other potential suspects wouldn't be that polite.

Oda has cleverly made it so that each area the crew goes to slowly introduces us to Roger's legend/crewmates/allies. Romance Dawn starts with Roger's former apprentice Shanks inspiring Luffy; Loguetown gives us his legend from Smoker's eyes; Alabasta introduces Crocus; Skypiea shows that Roger went to the sky and knew of the Poneglyphs; Water 7/Enies Lobby gives us Tom's backstory with Roger and Roger's rival Garp; Sabaody gives us Rayleigh; Marineford gives us Roger's formal rival Whitebeard. I could keep going on.

Point is, Luffy has been slowly guided along by Roger's legacy this whole time. It makes sense for Scopper, Roger's other right hand man, to be the Rayleigh character in the New World.
1. Makes zero sense. As someone else stated gabam should have been the one introduced first while Rayleigh the actual right hand be last within the story.

2. There is no such thing as more than one right hand. You may have tons of dependable people but I right hand is someone whom you trust to get the job done to the level it needs to be when you are not there