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This might mean that for Sanji, if he does have some Lunarian DNA, his blood will even let him survive taking hits from women.
Well, we got it, we got our Zoro Wano flashback. Zoro confirmed himbo for not figuring out what the entire fanbase realized dozens of chapters ago. I like that we actually got backstory for the two swords Zoro used to fight Kuina and that Mihawk broke, I always wondered about those two. And it looks like the key to wielding "cursed" swords is to embrace their curse, embrace their power, and wield them to their fullest potential. Until now, Zoro's been trying to hold back Enma. Finally, it looks like Zoro STILL doesn't realize that he has Conqueror's Haki.
I love how Zoro already knew all of this shit but it took him this long to put two and two together.
This scene with Luffy and Drake was amazing.
I wonder if Kuina and Tashigi will end up related after all, now that we know that Kuina's grandfather have travelled all the way from Wano to East Blue. Who knows if he had any other children along the way. Would also explain Tashigi's japanese name.
So, we know Zoro got the two swords he fought Kuina with from Kozaburo, and that Kozaburo died at some point after that, with Kuina crying at his funeral. Zoro's swordfight with Kuina must have happened even after that point, since Kuina herself died shortly after their swordfight.
Chapter 1033 inversion thread.
Huh, apparently the guy who's playing Zoro in the live-action show previously played Okuyasu in the Jojo Part 4 live-action movie.
I do love the running gag of of the Straw Hats having knowledge/connections in their past with world altering implications, but they're too stupid/not knowledgeable enough to realize it.
The most recent anime episode confirmed two minor things that weren't super clear in the chapter:
My first thought after reading the chapter:
Hooray, Zoro called Luffy his best friend! I always knew they were — wait, no, he was talking about Kuina. Duh.
...but, wait, he could have been talking about Luffy too! You can have two best friends! Especially if one's been dead since forever! LET ME DREAM!
As tough as King is, Queen's speech also foreshadows that the Lunarians had some kind of Achilles' Heel that led to them being nearly extinct. Great of Sanji to ask how a race that was so Nigh-Invulnerable they were considered gods could have been reduced to a Last of His Kind situation in the first place.
Edited by M84 on Nov 28th 2021 at 10:29:37 PM
Still looking foreword to finding out what, exactly, King's deal is. Because right now, he doesn't make much sense.
That's a key point of contrast between Luffy's two right-hand men. Whenever Zoro faces an opponent he can't cut, he forces himself to think. Not only now, but also against Mr. 1, and also against Pica even if not for long. Sanji, on the other hand, is constantly thinking, at every waking second that there's no woman in his line of sight.
There's a theme with every Straw Hat's battles:
Brook and Jimbei don't have enough fights to figure out a pattern.
Edited by PushoverMediaCritic on Nov 28th 2021 at 7:59:49 AM
Jimbei, at least, has the excuse that he just joined the Straw Hats. Maybe Oda needs to work out what a proper Brook fight would look like, like how it took him so long to figure out a proper Robin fight.
Edited by Dracoblade on Nov 28th 2021 at 7:36:28 AM
Brook also tends to get used as a mook sweeper. His fighting style, as currently depicted, is great for wiping out hordes of weak enemies, but less effective against a single strong enemy.
It'd be tough to give Jimbei a proper fight considering he used to be a Warlord — ie someone dangerous enough that the WG figured recruiting him was better than fighting him.
Brook's difficult to figure out since he's already dead. Any fight that would be a challenge for him would be one where his effective immortality doesn't help.
Basically, it's tricky to come up with opponents who are a suitable challenge or test of these characters. Jimbei in particular would be tough since he's already an experienced veteran badass even by the standards of the New World.
x5 This chapter more or less reveals King's deal.
He's the Last of His Kind of a race who were so durable that they could survive pretty much anywhere. Hence why he's so ridiculously tough — it has nothing to do with his Devil Fruit power.
Edited by M84 on Nov 28th 2021 at 11:45:34 PM
Jimbei utterly flattened a guy who was considered next in line to become a Disaster on land. In water, I think he could take an Emperor commander no problem.
Of course he could considering most of them are Devil Fruit users. But I get your point.
Based on Brook vs Zeo and Jimbei vs Whos-Who, my guess as to their battle's theme is similar to Robin, except replace "archeology/crewmember" with "life/death" and "Fishmen". Though, it might be something else.
Jimbei is pretty much the strongest non-Monster Trio Straw Hat.
Still think we should be calling them the Monster Quartet now, by the way.
...and not just because I sing barbershop and am now working out which part they would sing (I'm thinking Jinbie would be the bass).
That pun is terrible. I love it!
For some reason I often think of the Straw Hats in terms of what their roles in an RPG party would be:
Edited by HamburgerTime on Nov 28th 2021 at 10:10:59 AM
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