What an epic revelation we got this chapter, finally we get an upgrade on what happened in the world of One Piece during the two year absence of the Strawhat Pirates. Lots of information is revealed this chapter and has impacted the future struggles our heroes will face. So I will try to sum up all the information we got this week in a orderly fashion from most important to least important. So with out further or do lets get on with this weeks epic chapter.
The New Fleet Admiral
For starters a Fleet Admiral serves as the general of the arm force and the navy force and in a sense is the top General of the Marines in One Piece. He has the full control of the Marine, only answers to the world government. The Fleet Admiral is the most powerful ranked person in the marine, sort of how the Kage system works in Naruto, or how the Captain ranking in Bleach. While One Piece the Fleet Admiral is usually picked because of their power and ranking in the marines and most of the time they are picked by the World Government, or suggested by the previous Fleet Admiral. But after the Marine vs the Whitebeard Pirates war, the current Fleet Admiral at the time retired and suggested Aokiji to be next in line. But the higher ups wanted Akainu to be the Fleet Admiral which sparked an event never that never occurred before.
Aokiji who has a lazy persona and most of the time does not care much about what is going on, went against Akaniu becoming Fleet Admiral; which eventually led to their infamous secret battle. Now this hints a new issue on the Marine and the Government to being unable to control their most powerful soldiers. Because now the marines lost three of their top soldiers: Garp, Sengoku, and now they lost Aokiji. In my opinion the marines lost a tremendous amount of power and a figure for future people who wanted to joining the marines. So to combat for their loss the WG gave them a very powerful weapon. I would assume that it is a person or maybe a new invention made by Dr. Vegapunk.
For those who are not up to date with One Piece(*warning major spoiler). Akainu is probable the most hated character of One Piece because of what he did to Luffy and Ace. In my opinion I think that he is and will become one of the main antagonist. His sense of justice goes to extreme measures and it just this chapter proves my point because now the Marines have become more powerful on their “justice”. For instance, what did Ace really done that he deserved to be killed of. The Marines thought that since Ace was the son of Roger that was a sin of it self deserving of death. But you cannot blame the son for the sins of their father. That is why I think Gard, Sengoku and Aokiji left the marines because they realized how corrupt and unjustifiable the Marines and the World Government have become. And Akainu is a perfect example of how blind justice can do more harm than good. I would assume that Akainu has so much hate towards Pirates and revolutionist because something happened to him that led to his grudge. Maybe his family were killed or that he just hates outlaws. Overall Akainu becoming Fleet Admiral will change the way the Marines look, plans and their way of doing things and spells trouble for our heroes.
Other than Akainu, the Blackbeard Pirates are the only other group that Luffy shows a hatred or more that of never forgiving them for what they did. To those who don’t know the blackbeard pirates are one of the true evil villains in One Piece. They do not have a sense of right and wrong, no morals or norms, a purely evil band of highly ranked pirates. In fact, half of their members where imprisoned in the lowest level of Impel Down. Their Captain Blackbeard has become one of the Four emperors; the Four Emperors are known as the most powerful pirates and the ones closets to obtaining the Treasure One Piece. This is very fitting for Blackbeard to become one of the most feared and hated Pirate in the Grandline, very fitting for the mythical name of Blackbeard who was a really pirate in real life who was both feared and hated by people just like the Blackbeard in One Piece.
But the thing to take into account is how influenced and intelligent Blackbeard is, in just a short amount of time he has become so powerful. Though he sort of cheated his way to the rankings; for one he knew all the territories of Whitebeard, has the most powerful and evil criminals as his crew, and now has the ability of somehow stealing other peoples devil fruit abilities. Blackbeard in sense is the exact opposite of Luffy. For example, Blackbeard evil, cruel, and a coward, Luffy good, loving(just do not get in the way when he eats), and courageous. This is just an example of how different these two guys are and what they represent and I think that Oda will elaborate more on this concept.
Pluton, Poseidon, and Uranus the Weapons with the name of Gods
Okay so we know that there is three ancient weapons that if come together or can single-highhandedly destroy the world. Pluton the ancient warship that has the power to cause mass destruction, sort of the Nuclear weapons in our world. Pluton is another name of Hades the ruler of the underworld and the oldest of the gods in Greek mythology. Poseidon, the ancient weapon that can command the Sea Kings which are the largest beings in the sea. Poseidon is a god and the ruler of the Sea in Greek mythology. Now that we know two of the ancient weapons, a new one is mentioned by Robin which the ancient weapon Uranus. Uranus is the father to all of the Titans and Gods in Greek mythology, he is labeled as the father sky, in a sense he is the first Titan/God who gave birth to the Titans and Gods. Just from observing how Oda has incorporated Greek mythology into One Piece, I would assume that Uranus is some sort of ship or object that has the ability to fly in the sky which has tremendous amount of power. But so far only Poseidon has being really shown as in presence wise. But nonetheless if the news of Shirahoshi is Poseidon spreads it can disastrous for Fishman Island.
- The end of this chapter cooks up a very interesting plot twist. Big Mama wants her candy and is willing to go to war for it, this just made things more interesting.
- Interest fact that Poseidon, Neptune and Otohima are all gods in mythology. Poseidon is the god of the sea in Greek mythology, Neptune is god of the sea in Roman mythology and Otohima is the the daughter of Ryujin the sea god in Japanese mythology. Oda really likes mythology and is doing a great job of putting them into his work.
- Luffy eating and kicking Caribou. Poor Sanji never gets what he wants.
- Jinbe made me laugh so hard, yelling at Luffy for not being the Captain or at least filling the role of a Captain. But just like Sanji said that why he has great friends to help him out.
- Sanji and Zoro this chapter just rising the theory that they might have haki, since they can somehow sense the presence of Caribou.
- Hodi and his crew grew old and I could not care less for them, what a disappointing waste of character.
- Nami wants gold, trying to steal from a thief. She truly knows no bond of the laws of a thief. But it did made for a funny scene.
- Sorry that this is so long, but there was so much to cover, and if I missed something, please share it with us.
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