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oh god i was so scared they killed bon clay too
Man, that would've been a fucking slap in the face. He cheats death twice, when both of those deaths would have been emotional and narrative-justified, only to get off-screened after? Jesus, good thing Catarina had some other fruit.

Also, worth noting that Oda sidestepped expectations by not giving the diamond fruit to Shiliew. I'm surprised by the choice to pass Absalom's ability on to him, given that Shiliew's projected to be Zoro's fight. I just can't imagine this power actually giving Zoro any real trouble. Maybe the inference here should be that a bigger fish is going to join Blackbeard's crew down the line?
 

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Man, that would've been a fucking slap in the face. He cheats death twice, when both of those deaths would have been emotional and narrative-justified, only to get off-screened after? Jesus, good thing Catarina had some other fruit.

Also, worth noting that Oda sidestepped expectations by not giving the diamond fruit to Shiliew. I'm surprised by the choice to pass Absalom's ability on to him, given that Shiliew's projected to be Zoro's fight. I just can't imagine this power actually giving Zoro any real trouble. Maybe the inference here should be that a bigger fish is going to join Blackbeard's crew down the line?
I read a theory that Mihawk may lose to Shiliew at some point, and hence Shiliew will end up being the strongest swordsman. I feel that kind of unbelievable, albeit with the (probable) dissolution of the shichibukai (i.e. why Mihawk told Perona it's best to leave his island soon...) he may be entering the story in some bigger way sooner rather than later. I tend to think that Blackbeard's crew is complete, and I doubt Shiliew will be replaced, as he is currently the 2nd ship commander.
 

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Not impossible that it wasn't Shanks, I would've thought he might've mentioned it specifically. Looks like the most popular courtesan in Wano is being set up as Momo's sister :O
 

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assume she'll be back for the big finale to throw off the rebellion's plans. all things aside damn wano is lame again. hyped for raid suit sanji tho, about time we saw him fight someone. maybe robin will get some action here too
 

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it's interesting though because many, many of big mom's kids are DF users so like who tf is going to rescue her from the water? Jinbe? lol
 
it's interesting though because many, many of big mom's kids are DF users so like who tf is going to rescue her from the water? Jinbe? lol
Considering they are using fishes to climb the waterfall, this seems likely.

Who thinks that the person who provides money for the Robin Hood is that geisha introduced in the previous chapter?
 

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it's interesting though because many, many of big mom's kids are DF users so like who tf is going to rescue her from the water? Jinbe? lol
Someone rescued Jack from the water back at Zou, so not really that hard to believe that someone is gonna do the same for Big Mom and her DF users.
Who thinks that the person who provides money for the Robin Hood is that geisha introduced in the previous chapter?
Nah, she just seems like a money hungry bitch.
 

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Kalalokki are you saying that one of Kaidou's crew would rescue BM and her children? and bring them into Wano?
No, just that the idea of big DF characters being thrown in to the water isn't such a big deal after what they pulled with Jack. Because who was there to pick him up before he drowned even?
So was Nami. And Robin was just a mass-murderer when first introduced.
Yet Nami would never give out money like that if she was in her position, so I doubt this geisha would do the same. Wouldn't be surprised if she "turned" later, but she doesn't seem like that kind of character now.
 

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No, just that the idea of big DF characters being thrown in to the water isn't such a big deal after what they pulled with Jack. Because who was there to pick him up before he drowned even?

Yet Nami would never give out money like that if she was in her position, so I doubt this geisha would do the same. Wouldn't be surprised if she "turned" later, but she doesn't seem like that kind of character now.
Oh, I thought it was implied that Jack is at least part-fishman -- his mouthpiece broke off when Zunisha bodied his crew and it showed him with saw teeth. I thought previously only fishman had that feature, thus implying he can breathe underwater and was just immobile and chillin until someone got him. Unclear what Big Mom's deal was. Maybe she'd be powerful enough to make some of the water into a homie again and surround her with air to breathe?
 
Looks like Komurasaki = Hiyori like many people predicted. And as expected, the samurai from the previous chapter is in on the plot as well.

I wonder what's so great about black swords though. (My gut feeling is Shusui will be left in Wano and Zoro will leave with Nidai Kitetsu.)
 

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imagine how impactful this reveal would have been if ebisu town had actually had more screentime and we didnt waste time focusing on this other waste shit like ashura boy, etc etc. or zoro fighting some complete random for no reason.

it feels like dressrosa all over again honestly. whole cake sidestepped this by splitting up the crew but now all the same problems of five billion plot threads have returned. At least most of them are mildly interesting even watered down like this (except Luffy's surprsingly. lol. still have no idea how ripple is any different from normal haki aside from being "stronger"), so it's definitely a step up from dressrosa. One thing I do think is definitely one step forward two steps back is the character designs, which are almost 100% true garbage. i guess dressrosa also had the same problem and whole cake also avoided said issue. wtf is going on here
 
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I just want to say, that reveal of how SMILES work and the negative effects on the people of Wano is simultaneously heart-wrenching and rage inducing. What Kaido/Doflamingo/Ceaser were doing is straight up evil and I want Luffy to crush that miserable Dragonkin into a fine powder. Something always felt off about how people in Wano reacted to things and this explanation is just... mind blown, Oda. Mind. Blown.
 

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i think you guys are nuts. wano i genuinely think will end up as my favorite overall arc at this pace. it's all been top tier for me. currently i'd put impel down/whitebeard war as #1, whole cake as #2 and enies lobby as #3 but i think this is absolutely peak one piece.
 
Yes, One Piece is at its peak and this arc is likely to become the best arc of the manga thanks to its intrigues and the events that will happen as the final battle etc... I just hope it will not be ruined by its length like Dressrosa.
Another excellent chapter from Oda (is this guy really human?) where he insists on the curse of these people and it's really heartbreaking to see.
However, the chapter that ends up like that really hype me with Zoro and Sanji ready to break some guys in half, I have high hopes for this next chapter that was expected for years I'm sure Oda will not disappoint us.
 
i think you guys are nuts. wano i genuinely think will end up as my favorite overall arc at this pace. it's all been top tier for me. currently i'd put impel down/whitebeard war as #1, whole cake as #2 and enies lobby as #3 but i think this is absolutely peak one piece.
impel down/war, arlong park, and dressrosa are my top 3, but i abstain from enies lobby as i wasnt reading it live during that time so it doesnt have the same emotional attachment for me. whole cake is pretty average tbh, the dogtooth fight is fantastic but the rest is more or less par from the course (where of course, par for the course is pretty good!)
 

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