One of Kaido’s biggest errors was not assessing the potential of his enemies adequately. Blinded was he by the inexperience of the challengers standing against him that the apparent form of their threat became obscured by the arrogance of his own pride. Kaido had many opportunities to recognise the true danger existing in front of him but the delusion of his superiority mask what is now blossoming before him. The flame burning within Luffy has reignited and within its blaze is the awareness of Haki and the application that is possible. Kaido’s power may be vast but the opponent before has a potential not yet defined. And the longer Luffy comes to familiarise himself with the application of Haoshoku Haki, the more dangerous he becomes to Kaido.Continue reading
What an exhilarating epic climax to this eventful battle that has established what the readers have been hoping for since the Straw Hat Pirates entered the New World, the setting of the standard for New World battles. There have been some great battles since the Straw Hat Pirates regathered to continue their journey but none of the battles has stood out in terms of setting the level the Straw Hat Pirates need to be at to combat the serious enemies within the New World, until now. Luffy has had to push himself to his limits and beyond to combat Katakuri and even still, he has just caught up with Katakuri. The deciding factor now will depend on who anticipates their opponents action more accurately.
Edit: Theory was made when chapter 716 was the latest One Piece chapter. After chapter 719 it was revealed what Chinjao’s “precious fortune” was. It was worth a try to theorise was it was beforehand, but my theory missed completely. Oh Oda-sensei, nice surprise you had for us with Chinjao’s flashbacks.
It was interesting to learn about this “precious fortune” Garp stole from Chinjao and how along with his power, the fond memories of his golden years were also stolen. More then Chinjao wanting to beat Luffy up in place of Garp, he wants Garp to feel how it feels to lose something precious to a person.
It was obvious from the moment these two entered the ring that everyone else would be background material and necessary pieces needed to hype up the battle between Luffy and Chinjao. A one-sided seething hatred paving the way to the very first Haoshoku Haki battle in One Piece. Regardless of how irrelevant Chinjao’s character seems to the story of One Piece at the moment, the battle they are engaging in is one of extreme relevance. Luffy has never been shown in a serious fight against another Haoshoku Haki user, so seeing how Luffy handles himself when up against another Haoshoku Haki user will be incredibly interesting, especially when you consider that this arcs main antagonist is another Haoshoku Haki user in the form of Doflamingo.