The Wano Kuni Arc is building up as the representation of the Straw Hat Pirates message to the world. Once Kaido is defeated and Big Mom obstructed, the world will know in no uncertain terms that the Straw Hat Pirates have achieved what no one before them have. They challenged the Yonko and won. Ever since the great Pirate Age began and the Yonko were formed, none of them were completely defeated. Whitebeard died but he didn’t lose, not really. What Whitebeard set in motion will ultimately result in the downfall of the World Government. Luffy and the wings that support him will undoubtedly become the Pirates closest to the One Piece once Kaido is defeated and they acquires the third Road Poneglyph.Continue reading
Unknown to Queen, there exist a Doctor sailing the seas with the dream to cure any illness they come across. With medical knowledge and skill instilled onto him by the greatest doctors in the world, Chopper becomes pirate able to actualise his dream. Alongside his kind heart and advocation for life, the treatment he can provide does not discriminate against any in front of him. Instead, if a person needs saving, Chopper will make it his duty to help treat that person, be they friend or foe. Such a dedication to life has allowed Chopper to triumph over the Ice Oni Virus and win over the hearts of those afflicted by it, even his enemies. Now with Queen revealing the true face of the Beast Pirates and playing with the lives of those he considers insignificant, the Pleasures and Waiters have opened their eyes to the reality laid before them and as a result turned against the Beast Pirates who viewed them as worthless beyond dying for the organisation. Rather, the Pleasures and Waiters have cast their support behind the one who took it upon himself to save them. Their hero. Doctor Chopper.Continue reading
I find it curious that Queen only ended up developing such a plague now when a Devil Fruit user who utilises power similar to the Ice Oni Plague’s effects recently fell. Vegapunk in the past was able to isolate the powers of a Logia Devil Fruit and weaponise it. Queen could have potentially did the same with the Ice Oni Plague using a frost-specific Logia Devil Fruit user as a base i.e. the Yuki Yuki no Mi user, Monet.
All major powers within the New World are rushing to acquire resources and talents that utilises the power of science. Be it the Marines who have established the Special Science Group led by Vegapunk to fill the void left by the dissolution of the Shichibukai. Or Big Mom who planned a massive wedding to lure the Germa Kingdom in so that she could betray them and steal their cloning technology and scientific resources. Following along with that, it would make sense if Kaido had his own branch within the Beast Pirates that focused on weapons created by science and this is where Queen likely comes in. If Queen were part of the rogue research group Vegapunk and Judge (along with Caesar as the apprentice/assistant) belonged to in the past, it would help support Kaido’s confidence in his organisation and explain the lack of effort he has made to acquire additional scientific knowledge or resources.Continue reading
Express your resolve and shout it out loud. For twenty long years, this moment has permeated in the depths of Yamato’s mind. Regret at her inability, frustration at her weakness and self-reproach for not being able to save Momonosuke whom she thought had died on that day twenty years ago. Now with his presence before her, Yamato gathers all those feelings alongside her conviction inspired by the spirit of Oden and declares her position to both Momonosuke and the Beast Pirates. She was not strong enough twenty years but in this moment, she will bear the weight of the Beast Pirates against her and challenge death itself if the need arises in order to protect Momonosuke and the dream the Kozuki family embody.Continue reading
Does Queen have that much fate in the Prisoner Mines facilities to hold all the Prisoners kept within after it has been rampaged through by Big Mom? The gates through the mines have been destroyed, many cells have been left shattered leaving the prisoners within free to access the outside, and let’s not forget that Monkey D. Luffy is now not bound by any shackles or sea stone chains. Sure the Udon may have it’s back up gates but with Luffy and many other prisoners free, it seems apparent that Queen has grossly underestimated Luffy. Or it could just be that Big Mom terrified Queen so deeply that Queen could think of nothing else but trying to contain the monster that is Big Mom before she awakens.
It’s on! The clash between two monstrous pirates has began and the stage is the Prisoner Mines. You can bet though that Luffy will be incorporated into the fight given Kid and Killer’s lives being on the line. You can also bet that Luffy will attract Linlin and Queen’s chagrin once he reveals that there is no O-Shiruko left because he ate it all up. The glorious, unexpected and unknown thorn in both their sides will continue to distress their egos.
Luffy’s straight forward personality and condensed outlook on life has led phim to attacking a Headliner in order to protect an old man called Hyougoro, who happens to be one of the people the Straw Hat Pirates require in order to rally a rebellion before their assault on Onigashima Island against Kaidou. Hyougoro is a man of legend within Wano Kuni who is deeply respected and beloved by many longing for the days before Orochi’s upheaval that cast the people’s reality into a nightmare of misery, hopelessness and despair. If the Straw Hat Pirates and their allies seek to establish a significant force to take on the Beast Pirates, they will require Luffy to escape with Hyougoro.
Oh One Piece, I can’t win against you, you always find a way into my heart and invoke the tears out of me with your moving and impacting characters. Fisher Tiger’s story and the story about Queen Otohime was amazing.