In a state of utter dismay and hatred, Irene bears her enchantments and claws at her very own daughter seeking to ease the despair gnawing away at the shadows of her mind. Fueled by rage and the madness overwhelming her, Irene unleashes her Dragon form and summons a meteorite to crush Erza beneath. Erza in turn acknowledging her mother’s misfortune underlying her sins conveys the spirit she inherited from her mother in the form of an act intended to stop her mother. Will the disconnection between the two finally find a common ground?
What has become obvious through the Totto Land Arc is the increasing importance of the Germa and their reach in relevance with regards to the story of One Piece. They have been introduced as an antagonist group but when viewed alongside the steps Oda-sensei has taken to flesh them out, it becomes apparent that they are not being handled in a manner akin to the other antagonistic groups we have seen in the past. The Germa’s goals only conflict with the Straw Hat Pirates goals marginally and they currently have no reason to directly oppose the Straw Hat Pirates. Once the Germa realise Sanji’s marriage with Pudding is worthless not to mention a prelude to their destruction, they won’t have any reason to stop Sanji from returning to the Straw Hat Pirates. Given that, what role are they meant to play then?
Despite the gap in magical abilities, Wendy manages to push beyond her limits and reach a state allowing her to utilise Enchantment Magic matching Irene’s level. Even with Irene’s twisted desire to remain within Wendy and start anew, Wendy’s desire to return to the body holding her memories, in the form of her scars, of the times she shared with those precious to her overwhelmed Irene. Now once again, mother and daughter face off against each other.
After hinting at Reiju’s true character throughout the Totto Land Arc, Oda-sensei finally confirms the good inside her and proves that like Sanji, she is the exception to the ‘Vinsmoke way’. Regardless of what Reiju has done in the past, she deserves a second chance. She is aware of her sins, of the weight her choices hold, and of the consequences her actions bring. Reiju understands the pain she has caused and the fate that awaits her. She believes judgement will eventually smash down on her crimes crushing her very life along with those sins. She seeks redemption and believes death can only provide that for her. Even if they were few, Reiju does not realise the good she has done. And for what it is worth, Reiju has become a Ray of Light to Sanji and I hope she comes to realise that.
The fate of the Dragon Slayers leads to an end scorched in chaos and lamented by torment as the doomed plays spectator to their vanishing humanity powerless to prevent. With the essence of the Dragons coursing through them, the overwhelming Dragon presence within each Dragon Slayer eventually consumes them transforming the bearer into a Dragon with their human sides lost within the maelstrom of rage. The only way past that fate is to silence the Dragon essence within through the use of a power even more overwhelming – with the essence of a Dragon seeking to protect them from being consumed. Continue reading
Big Mom and the other Yonko were foreshadowed years ago but it was only until the Fishman Island Arc that she began to become relevant when it was revealed that Charlotte Linlin is the one “protecting” Fishman Island. By the end of the Fishman Island Arc, Big Mom became an immediate threat with Luffy challenging Big Mom and declaring his intention to defeat her and take Fishman Island from her. It took around 5 years since her relevance to Fishman Island was revealed for the story to shift focus onto the Big Mom Pirates and Big Mom. With the story finally in an Arc centered around the Big Mom Pirates, will we see the defeat of a Yonko before the end of it? Or will Big Mom continue to remain relevant as a major antagonist after the conclusion of the Totto Land Arc?
The Straw Hat Pirates haven’t long since left Fishman Island to enter the New World, but within the short time they have been in the New World they have caused a tumultuous stir within the Sea, especially among some of the major powers within the New World. Big Mom being one of them. With Big Mom forcing Sanji into an impossible situation, the Straw Hat Pirates have entered her territory to take him back. Among that objective though, several other missions have revealed themselves as needing to be accomplished before they leave. They include:
There are certain developments within Fairy Tail that I believe so strongly will happen that I can’t help but theorize about and structure my very perception around. Developments that arrest my thoughts and beckon my heart deeply and intensely. Among them is Irene Belserion being saved from her centuries long suffering and pain. For Irene to get the opportunity to feel human again and to experience what it is like to be a mother. I believe wholeheartedly in this.