If the government has special calm belt crossing boats why can’t they just skip to the end from outside the grand line and then sail in to Raftel? Also, why can’t anyone…I dunno…climb onto the red line and then climb down to the end? Have they tried it?
Someone finding the One Piece is supposed to shake the world or something so the government would want it to hide it.
What if they have it already and the final battle is with the government to get the One Piece and a shitload of rival pirates are also there ahaha probably not.
The Grand Line can only be navigated with the Log Poses. If you tried to sail into the end of the New World, you would either need an Eternal Pose that could lead you straight to Raftel, or have recorded Raftel’s location from the previous island, whose location you would have had to have gotten from the island before that, and so on… If you tried to just sail into the end of the Grand Line without it’s known location, you would have no chance in hell of ever finding it. The New World is an incredibly dangerous sea, and not even the greatest sailors and most powerful warriors in the world could find a single island somewhere within an area spanning hundreds of miles with no way to navigate, while also dealing with the absolutely most dangerous sea in the entire world.
I imagine that the World Government has tried to locate Raftel before, but if they did then they would have lost every single ship they ever sent out in pursuit of it. Judging from Sengoku’s reaction when Whitebeard told the world that One Piece is real with his dying breath, the top of the World Gov. must have some idea of what One Piece is to be so afraid of it (I wrote about that before here). They’d go there and destroy it if they could, but they can’t. Same reason why Kuma can’t just push someone to Raftel—Kuma has no idea where it is, so how can he send someone there?
It seems to me like a lot of people forget that the greatest obstacle to finding One Piece isn’t the Yonkou or the Marines… it’s the sea itself. Roger was the only person to make it to Raftel in 800 years of known history. The World Government never made it, no other pirates or sailors ever made it, long before the Yonkou even existed, all because the sea itself is what is so insurmountable.
wow that makes a whole lot of sense, thank you for reminding me that the sea is vast and unforgiving. I was thinking of Raftel like this huge impossible to spot place with a lot of strong beasts and only a little ocean around it.