Well, it's official. The crew is complete. Caribou has joined the Straw Hat Pirates, fulfilling Luffy's dream to have ten crew members.
This revelation is quite out of left field, as Carrot and Momonosuke were the top candidates to take that final spot, but honestly, I can't think of anyone more deserving than Caribou. He has a Logia power, diversifying the crew's power sets. Oda said that a former villain would join the crew, and Caribou of course fits that to a tee. We've also seen his tragic backstory, when he left his brother Coribou to die at the Marine base in his cover story, and when that other guy's grandma died in front of him. Truly a tear jerker.
If you supported Carrot or someone else for Straw Hat, I would not give up hope just yet. If Jinbe died on Whole Cake Island, there will be a spot open for her. But in the meantime, it's Caribou's time to shine!
GET OUTTA MY SWAMP