Who will complete the Strawhat crew? These guys, in order:
Yes, Jinbe, Tashigi, A warrior from Elbaf and Smoker.
Now, now, I know most of you will be skeptic, since every One Piece fan got their own set of nakama wishlist and own set of theories, but please bear with me.
So far, Luffy got 8 crew members, we all know he said that he wanted “at least” or “about” 10 crew members before heading out to Grand Line when the series was released on 1997. But in the Arlong Arc, Luffy decided to enter the Grand Line after taking Nami back, he got just 4 people by that time and stating that “I can get more in the Grand Line!”, this was in 1999.
So somewhere along the way, Oda’s plan changed.
and by “at least” 10 nakamas, I think we can pretty much assume that 10 crew members (except Luffy) is just a benchmark, but it could be more.
The “at least” statement was reiterated at the One Piece Green: Secret Pieces:
and crewmembers MEANING, people who actually travels with them.
the current members were confirmed to be currently 9 (so Vivi, Carue, Going Merry or Thousand Sunny does NOT count)