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  • In the Syrup Village arc, Usopp does not get along with Kaya's butler Klahadore, but even he isn't expecting to hear him say the following.
    Klahadore/Captain Kuro: Have you prepared everything necessary to carry out the plan?
    Jango: Of course I have. Operation "Murder Miss Kaya" is ready to go any time.
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  • In the Baratie arc, as the Krieg pirates prepare to attack the Baratie, things go From Bad to Worse as Yosaku and Johnny swim back to the Baratie with the following news, which reveals that Nami has stolen the Straw Hats' ship and treasure.
    "Sorry, Brother Zoro! They're...they're gone! Sister Nami! She sailed off with all the treasure!"
  • This bit from the end of the Drum Island arc.
    Dr. Kureha: Monkey D. Luffy? Just like Gol D. Roger. So it still lives... the Will of D. Chopper is traveling with a very dangerous man.
  • At the end of the Alabasta arc, Nico Robin, formerly the Straw Hats' enemy, appears on the Going Merry and makes the following request. Unlike other crewmates, there had been little indication that Robin would eventually join.
    Robin: I want to join your crew.
  • Kaku gives some very unpleasant news when the Straw Hats ask about the Going Merry, in hopes that the shipwrights of Water 7 can repair their ship.
    Kaku: I'm going to give it to you straight. Your ship... can't be fixed! Not even with our skills!
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  • A minor but still important one from the Post-Enies Lobby Arc:
    Whitebeard: (to Shanks) I still remember when you were an apprentice on Gol D. Roger's ship.
  • In Chapter 512, showing exactly how serious things have gotten...:
    Luffy: EVERYBODY!!! Focus on escaping!!!! We CAN'T beat these guys!!!note 
  • Another one from Chapter 550:
    Sengoku: The truth is...Portgas D. Ace: your father is Gold Roger!
  • Whitebeard's Famous Last Words
    Whitebeard: One Piece...is real!
  • From the Fishman Island arc, the revelation of Arc Villain Hody Jones' true motives:
    Prince Fukaboshi: What could humans have possibly done to you?
    Hody Jones: Nothing.
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  • At the end of Fishman Island arc, it's revealed what one of the Ancient Weapons truly is.
    Nico Robin: Which means, Princess Shirahoshi's other name is the Ancient Weapon, Poseidon.
  • This gem from Chapter 650, on the new Fleet Admiral:
    Jinbe: And the winner was Akainu!! Sakazuki is the Fleet Admiral of the Marines!!
  • In the Dressrosa arc, Sanji gives some unfortunate news that, by revealing that one assumption the alliance had been operating on is no longer true, reveals that the entire plan is falling apart.
    Sanji: Doflamingo never stepped down from the Seven Warlords!
  • In chapter 744, we finally get confirmation of something that a huge chunk of the fandom had been hoping was true for almost three years:
    Sabo: He was the man that will become the Pirate King... Straw Hat Luffy. He's my younger brother.
  • Chapter 763: Trafalgar Law reveals his full name in a flashback:
    Law: I'm really not supposed to be telling you guys this...it's Trafalgar D. Water Law.
  • From the same chapter, Corazon surpises both Law and the readers with his first spoken dialogue:
    Corazon: Law, get away from Doffy as soon as possible!
  • Chapter 764: Some of the portions of the Will of D is revealed.
    Corazon: Those who carry the name of D. are God'snote  mortal enemies!!!
  • Chapter 783, as Luffy vs. Doflamingo heats up:
    Luffy: Gear...Fourth!
  • Chapter 795 gives us a narration that bodes ill for the near future, with the wham at the end:
    Narrator: This man just committed suicide. A sort of suicide you don't see every day…suicide by jumping off a sky island... ...This man, alone, challenged and was captured by the Navy and Yonko 18 times. Tortured over one thousand. 40 times he was given the death sentence. They tried to hang him; the chains simply broke. They tried to guillotine him; the blades simply shattered. They tried to skewer him; the spears simply snapped. This man alone sunk 9 mammoth prison ships. His hobbies include attempting suicide. In other words, no one could kill this man. And that included... the man himself. He goes by the name... Hundred-Beast Kaido.
  • Chapter 813: Why exactly is Sanji important to Big Mom?
    Bege: The wedding of Sanji, the third son of the Vinsmoke Family, is scheduled in a week to Charlotte Pudding, 35th daughter of the Charlotte Family.
  • Chapter 816, has a comedic, and heartwarming Wham Line, one that comes after Duke Dogstorm and the Cat Viper repeatedly denied that Raizo was on Zou, even while Jack was torturing and maiming them.
    Cat Viper: Sir Raizo... is safe!
  • Chapter 818 reveals a cluster of whams that changes the story of One Piece from this point on. Starting with the Poneglyph that was found in Zou.
    Inuarashi: That red stone is called a Road Poneglyph!! It is meant to serve as a guide to the place the most powerful men on the sea seek!! The end point of the Grand Line!!!
    Robin: You mean... to Raftel, the final island?!!
    Inuarashi: Precisely!!
  • Chapter 850, Sanji is bring up some food for his bride-to-be, Pudding.
    Pudding:Marry him? Me? Not in a thousand years!
  • Chapter 862, Pudding gets ready to shoot Sanji.
    Pudding: (thinking) Go on, Sanji. Get a look at my hideous third eye!!!
    Sanji: What a beautiful eye...
  • Chapter 898: An in-universe example occurs when Luffy manages to get to Cacao Island at the designated time against all odds. The Big Mom Pirates believe he must have snuck past Katakuri in the mirror world somehow, but Brûlée, who was there, tearfully sets things straight to everyone's disbelief.
    Brûlée: Above all else, Straw Hat Luffy cannot get away!!! He did not slip past our brother Katakuri through some simple diversion! Ohh no! I will tell you exactly what happened in the Mirro-World!! Our brother Katakuri... perfect, powerful Katakuri, greatest in the world, lost his fight against Straw Hat Luffy!!!!
  • Chapter 908: The Five Elder Stars greet the man who is sitting on top of the Empty Throne which no one should sit on as it means being the ruler of the entire world.
    Five Elder Stars: Oh, great Imu! The Five Elders are at your service!!! Have you decided upon another light to be extinguished from history? Simply state the name you wish stricken!!
  • Chapter 919: Kinemon and the rest are highly secretive about something in Wano.
    Kinemon: The three of us, before you, as well as Kanjuro and Raizo... Altogether five of us... We hail from the past. (Beat) The truth is, we were sent here. Through time, from the Wano Country of 20 years ago!
  • The shocking conclusion of the battle between Kaido and Big Mom is revealed.
    "The Animal Kingdom Pirates... and the Big Mom Pirates... are going to be forming a pirate alliance!"
  • Chapter 956: This line delivered by Coby begins a major shift in One Piece, as the Balance of Power is completely shattered by the World Government.
    Koby: I am on my way to the Island of Women, to capture the Pirate Empress, Boa Hancock!
  • Chapter 957: Has a major one on the long-awaited bounties of Gol D. Roger and the Yonkos:
    Brannew: Admiral of the Blackbeard Pirates, Marshall D. Teach! 2,247,600,000 Berries! [...] The leader of the Red-Hair Pirates, Red-Hair Shanks! 4,048,900,000 Berries! [...] The captain of the Big Mom Pirates, Charlotte Linlin! 4,388,000,000 Berries! [...] Viceroy of the Hundred Beast Pirates, Hundred Beast Kaido! 4,611,100,000 Berries! [...] Captain of the Whitebeard Pirates, Edward Newgate! 5,046,000,000 Berries! Captain of the Roger Pirates! The Pirate King Gol D. Roger! 5,564,800,000 Berries! In all the history of piracy, no bounties surpass these two. However, if Kaido and Big Mom truly do ally, their total bounty will surely surpass that of these two!
  • Chapter 974:
    • The traitor to the Kozuki clan revealed himself:
      Kanjuro: (crying) Kiku is right, Kin!! Let's clear it up now!! By acknowledging... that it was ME!!!
    • Explanation of why he betrayed the Kozukis and worked for Orochi.
      Kanjuro: My name... is Kurozumi Kanjuro! Need I say more?

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