As One Piece enters its final saga, one question still remains from the War that erupted at the Island of the Samurais, Wano Kuni. That question is if Big Mom, or Charlotte Linlin, is still alive. For the longest time, the status of the Emperor ever since she fell down the lava with Kaidou was unknown, however, in Chapter 1064 of the One Piece manga, it was implicated (or theorized) that Big Mom may have actually died, or did she?
Big Mom, real name Charlotte Linlin, was one of the manga’s Four Emperors. As the sole female member of the Four Emperors governing over the New World, she is the captain of the Big Mom Pirates. She is also the matriarch of the enormous Charlotte Family, whose numerous children form the backbone of her staff. Big Mom was defeated by Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law and plunged into a magma chamber with Kaidou.
Big Mom is a key figure (and a strong one at that) in the One Piece world, and therefore her belongings, most especially her children should not be meddled with. The reason why Big Mom’s death was confirmed (or speculated) was because Pudding Charlotte, Big Mom’s daughter, was kidnapped by the infamous Blackbeard pirates on their quest to find Laugh Tale.
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Pudding’s third eye was awakened in the manga, which meant that she is able to read poneglyphs and hear the same voices that Luffy, Roger, Shirahoshi, and Momonosuke hears. This makes her another important character. Her kidnapping was a sign that Blackbeard was no longer afraid to attack Big Mom’s territory, which also highly suggests that she has died.
At this moment, the fate of Big Mom remains unknown. We know she has been defeated and has fallen into Wano’s magma chamber alongside Kaidou, apparently dying from the fall. Big Mom, on the other hand, is a highly resilient character who has stated that this is not the last time we’ve seen her, and with Oda planning an all-out fight for the One Piece, she may return in the future.