I had a feeling the Doflamingo which showed up at the end of the previous chapter was a string clone/puppet, it just seemed too early and unnatural for Doflamingo to show up in such a situation. With the Donquixote Pirates main members about to face off against the allies of the Strawhat Pirates, the climax of the arc does seem awfully close by. And with the flashback of Law being covered, the many questions raised through this arc are finally about to be answered, well some of them. I am curious to learn about the young Law and how he was “saved” by Corazon.
Viola put it beautifully, right now only the Strawhat Pirates and their allies are capable of shattering the illusions Doflamingo has cast in front of Dressrosa and the world. The World Government are too busy concerning themselves with their own power, influence and relationship with the Tenryuubito that they ignore the cries of those suffering under the hands and manipulation of Doflamingo. Isshou may not be able to see but he is still closing his ears to the cries of the nation in favour of maintaining the duty the Marines hold within the World Government – control and order – something totally different from the peace and well-being of a nation and its citizens.
About time Usopp threw his cowardice to the wind and got his courage together! I was waiting and waiting and waiting and now finally the unbearableness of his cowardice got through to Usopp forcing him to face his fears and stop running away. Usopp may yet still become the ‘brave warrior of the seas’ he dreams of being and amusingly he may just get that army of followers he also dreamed of having. The other legendary hero, Kyros, recalls memories of the past and the immense debt he owes King Riku. It’s tragic really, Kyros has been suffering from such a young age and even now, he is still suffering. What strength and will power lies in this man who is able to endure so much hate and negativity and still selflessly push forward with the sole intent of helping others irrespective of whether he loses his life. I can’t help but admire the man.
Like the sun that rises everyday to brighten the world people live in, the word “justice” attaches itself to subjective values grandising and justifying them as holy and righteous. Through time, through life, through circumstance and through experience, the mind molds itself into the perspective we view the world in, and just as easily as the mind molds to love the world, it twists into one that begins to destest it.