With a Full Moon revealing itself during the Tea Party event in Totland we finally get a glimpse at what the Mink’s Full Moon transformation is like. More than just sending the Mink into a feral state, the Moon transformation matures the Mink and enhances their capabilities. As for the white hair in that state, we will have to wait to see if the white hair is consistent through other Mink’s transformations or whether it is specific to just Carrot. What we can confirm is that the power associated with the Full Moon transformation is real.
With Carrot’s transformation, I have to admit that was quite cool. It leaves me excited for the transformations of the other more senior Minks. With their experience, what sort of damage can they do during a Full Moon? What we know so far is that the Moon Transformation enhances a Mink’s speed and power. We can presume it also strengthens their durability but we cannot confirm the extent to which their healing and defense are increased. I bring this up because somewhere within Totland, Pedro is alive hanging onto life and if during the Full Moon his recovery rate improves, it may well be the factor which saves his life. Pedro is not dying in this arc, not yet anyway. Be it through the Full Moon or his soul stolen by Big Mom returning to him, Pedro will survive.
Back to Carrot, she finally gets to do something useful; a scene in which to stand out, a moment in which express her relevance as a character within this arc and an enemy with whom she can be highlighted against. It has been a long time coming. Based on Carrot’s actions of incapacitating the enemy ships steering, what will likely happen is the eventual collision of the Big Mom Pirate ships. A hole will open in the wall of enemy ships to allow the Straw Hat Pirates to escape their current predicament. Big Mom will continue to give chase but without being surrounded, the Straw Hat Pirates can continue sailing towards Bege’s ship where Sanji and Co. are currently preparing the wedding cake.
The full moon will likely last long enough until the Straw Hat Pirates make it to Bege’s ship, giving Carrot a fair amount of time to showcase the Mink Moon Transformation form. While this is Carrot’s moment to shine, once the Full Moon disappears, her relevance will likely wane in kind and her job of introducing the Mink Moon Transformation form will be done.
Luffy VS Katakuri, so the second round begins and Luffy has expressed his intent to defeat Katakuri. Unfortunately for Katakuri, he hasn’t learned, he is still underestimating Luffy, blind to the possibility that Luffy has the capability of defeating him. After everything Katakuri has seen both in real time and with his Kenbunshoku Haki, after Katakuri admitted that Luffy lasted longer than he expected, after Katakuri witnessed the damage the Straw Hat Pirates have done to the Big Mom Pirates, after failing to finish Luffy off once already, after having his secret exposed, after being given the slip by Luffy and left trapped within Mirror World, Katakuri still retains his arrogance and unjustified confidence in his complete superiority. Katakuri is in for a severe rude awakening and will deserve it. When you lie flat defeated on the ground, you will only have yourself to blame, Katakuri…
What is up with Big Mom losing weight? Does her enraged state burn that much energy? What exactly would happen if Big Mom were to exhaust all of her energy, would she eventually knock herself out? I honestly didn’t expect this and now I am wondering where Oda-sensei could go with such a development. When Big Mom eventually loses control over herself, will the souls trapped inside her be released?
I love how the Big Mom Pirates recognise Jinbe’s skill and experience as a Helmsman and doubts being able to catch up to the Straw Hat Pirates with Jinbe steering the ship. I can’t wait to see what scenarios Oda-sensei creates to highlight Jinbe’s role as a Helmsman when he officially joins the Straw Hat Pirates. I also look forward to learning if there is a connection between the Fishman Island drugs Hody utilised and the Mink Moon Transformation. Very much looking forward to the next chapter. Also congratulations on reaching chapter 888 Oda-sensei!