When you think about how the relationship between Monet and Caesar began it starts to become curious when exactly it did commence. The story implies Monet joined Caesar after he escaped the Marines and returned to Punk Hazard but when you look deeper into that narration, certain discrepancies arise. Would it not be odd if after escaping the Marines and fleeing back to Punk Hazard a year later a stranger Caesar has never met before arrived on an Island that should not exist housing the government’s former secret research facility and requested to work for him? Regardless of Caesar’s twisted nature, he is still a genius and would immediately be suspect of such a person if not kill them on the spot. It is just suspicious. Such a narration really doesn’t add up when looking at the relationship Monet and Caesar shared throughout the Punk Hazard Arc.Continue reading
Seeing as the Beast Pirates were susceptible to spies joining their ranks or affiliates (X Drake and Kyoshiro), other factions may have sent undercover agents to join the Beast Pirates. One person I can see stationing a member of their crew within the Beast Pirates to keep tabs on Kaido and his actions is Doflamingo. It has been established already how shrewd a man Doflamingo is and the extents he goes to in order to protect himself and his status. Information was one of Doflamingo’s most powerful weapons. It allowed him to become a Shichibukai and to keep the World Government at bay and semi-subservient to him (using the CP-0 to trick Law into believing he quit being a Shichibukai). Doflamingo had Monet go undercover in the Dressrosa Palace prior to their invasion and on Punk Hazard to keep eyes on Caesar, a partner in his dealings with Kaido. Given all that Doflamingo has done, it seems natural he would also have had someone positioned at one point in time undercover in the Beast Pirates.Continue reading
The keeper of chaos. The broker of darkness. The agent of secrets. The mediator of devastation. The supplier of power. The shadow of the Tenryuubito. Whatever mechanisations were ongoing within the New World, Doflamingo before his fall had his hand turning it. And even now, bound by chains of seastone and locked away on the sixth level of Impel Down, Doflamingo still holds relevance within the events unfolding in the story due to the gaping void left by his departure as Joker. But prior to his defeat, the instruments enabling him to hold such a position were the operatives of his family allowing access to key information necessary for critical decision-making. And among the officers Doflamingo employed, one of his most valuable was the undercover agent Monet.Continue reading
As the light of knowledge is cast onto the secrets existing within Mary Geoise, the shadows existing behind those secrets opens itself up to more secrets lying beyond. With the subject matter surrounding the questions we have being revealed, more questions in turn end up being rewarded to the reader with the introduced clarity. Secrets that surround the Ancient Kingdom, the Void century, the Will of D and the current power hierarchy within the world are contained within the walls of Mary Geoise.
As we all suspected, the bounties of the Straw Hat Pirates have gone up thanks to the events in Dressrosa, although the surprising aspect is that Sanji, Nami, Brook and Chopper’s bounties have gone up as well with the defeat of Doflamingo. I was prepared for the Swirly Hat Pirates bounties not increasing with their lack of focus in the arc, but I don’t mind one bit having the whole crews bounties increased with such a significant arc that led to one of the key figures in the New World being defeated. The consequential effects that will arise from the Doflamingo’s removal from his role as an agent of darkness definitely supports the whole crew getting a significant bounty increase that justifies the level of danger now directed towards them. With all the increases, the Straw Hat Pirates current bounties now total a massive 1,570,000,100!!
It is starting to make complete sense now, the reason for Isshou’s restraint in dealing with Doflamingo directly despite the Dressrosa citizens being in danger and the belief Isshou placed within the Straw Hat Pirates to see his gamble fulfilled. In order to perpetuate a change, Isshou needed the world to see in its uncensored truth just how corrupt and dangerous the sanctioned Shichibukai system is and the inability of the Marines to actually do anything to prevent the Shichibukai from exploiting their power to subjugate nations and from continuing to exploit it. By bringing to light the destruction and chaos caused by Doflamingo, Isshou is opening the eyes of everyone to the disadvantages of the Shichibukai and has in essence begun the ultimate end of such a power.
The Heavenly Demon’s hold over Dressrosa has finally been lifted and with Bird Cage nullified, the people of Dressrosa after ten long years are liberated. Kyros in particular, after his ten-year long battle against the shadows and deception of Doflamingo, his efforts have finally bore fruit and the nation he loves so dearly has finally been opened up to the truth. The nation has come to realise the price of their ignorance and through the deceit of Doflamingo, have finally found the type of land they truly seek to live in – one governed by freedom.
It has finally arrived, the moment in which Luffy finally exchanges his final blow with Doflamingo this arc! Now we can finally move forward from Dressrosa and onto the rest of the New World. Finally! The interrupted and temporized nature of the Luffy and Doflamingo battle seriously did hinder the excitement attached to the match-up and unfortunately, with the addition of the whole of Dressrosa being incorporated into the defeat of Doflamingo, we were not only distracted from the Luffy VS Doflamingo conclusion, but ended up having the whole climax of the battle postponed for several chapters, just so Dressrosa could have their “ahhh” moment and realise they should actually do something themselves to help themselves. I understand the intention Oda-sensei had by using Doflamingo’s “madness” to develop several characters (Luffy, Law, Bellamy, Viola, Dressrosa) and it wasn’t bad but there are times when the focus of the reader’s attention needs to be limited to less developments to allow for those few developments to be more impacting.
With seconds separating the nation from utter annihilation, the whole of Dressrosa continues to drag on those few precious remaining seconds they have left in order to buy enough time for the recipient of their hopes, Lucy, to reach a state in which he can answer their prayers. Irrespective of Oda’s true intent, he certainly was successful in illustrating the eternity within the minutes and seconds covered in these past few chapters. Within those long ten minutes the whole of Dressrosa needed to come together in order to change the fates they so blindly became manipulated by for the past ten years.
Grasping onto that ray of light Luffy and Law has created with their efforts against Doflamingo, the people of Dressrosa gather together in order to save the country they love. Combined efforts working together to stop the psychotic king ready to end all their lives in a hellish slaughter of red. With the path ahead of them illuminated, the people of Dressrosa join in on delaying the Bird Cage in order to buy Luffy enough time to recover his Haki and finally put a stop to the madness of Donquixote Doflamingo. The Dressrosa citizen’s have finally accepted the reality of the nightmare they find themselves in and have chosen to do something to change it.