One Piece Chapter 952
Predictions suggested that the two Yonkos, Big Mom and Kaido, might create an alliance to kill off Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates. (Photo: 慎太郎 遠山/Flickr)

WARNING: This article contains One Piece Chapter 952 spoilers, predictions, and theories that may influence your enjoyment in discovering the plotlines. Read at your own risk.

Avid followers of the Eiichiro Oda's undeniably popular Japanese manga series are now excited for the imminent release of One Piece Chapter 952 this week. The upcoming new chapter was postponed after Weekly Shounen Jump went on a temporary hiatus. Now, devoted readers of the manga series are wondering what could happen in the next installment.

Rumors are rife that Big Mom Pirates captain Charlotte Linlin is set to beat Emperor Kaido in the forthcoming new installment. In Chapter 951, readers witnessed how Big Mom ordered Napoleon to transform into a sword and attacked Kaido. The presence of the other Beast Pirate commanders Queen the Plague, King the Wildfire, and Jack the Drought did not intimidate Big Mom. It remains to be seen, however, if Big Mom would also fight against the three commanders in the forthcoming One Piece Chapter 952.

For starters, Big Mom and Emperor Kaido were crewmates in the past. Predictions suggested that One Piece Chapter 952 would give answers as to why these two hate each other so much. While previous reports claimed that Kaido would have a hard time defeating Big Mom in the next installment, more recent theories claimed that the two Yonkos could work together to beat Monkey D. Luffy and the other members of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Aside from Big Mom and Kaido's epic battle, fans could also expect One Piece Chapter 952 to feature Sanji's plans on rescuing Trafalgar D. Water Law. It can be recalled that the Heart Pirates captain was jailed in the previous chapter to save the lives of his crewmates. Beast Pirate commander Basil Hawkins, then, took advantage of the situation and tried his best to let Law reveal their plans to beat Kaido.

However, Trafalgar D. Water Law chose to keep mum about it even after Basil Hawkins tortured him. Aside from Sanji, it is, also, rumored that X Drake could help Law get out of the prison in  One Piece Chapter 952 since he is interested in building a partnership with the latter. X Drake, according to spoilers, feels as if he is indebted with Law and Luffy after the duo murdered the person behind father's death, Joker.

The upcoming new installment is set to be released on August 19 while scans for the new chapter is expected to arrive on August 16. Stay tuned to Business Times for more One Piece Chapter 952 spoilers, predictions, theories, news, and updates!