Very entertaining chapter we have this week, with awesome action, twists and turns, new characters are introduced and the plot thickens even further. I have decided to delay the blog since there will not be a chapter next week. So without further or do, lets get on with amazing chapter from beginning to end.
What is S.A.D?
Ever since Law was introduced in One Piece, his personality has been very mysterious and suspicious. We do not know much about Law other than he used to work for Joker, knows Virgo, he is a master surgeon , but other than that we do not know much of his ideals or even his plans. Even though he proposed his plans to Luffy, we as the audience do not know much of Law and should be a little suspicious of him. On other hand Luffy likes him, and it is one thing that Luffy does is that he is not quick to judge. What I mean is that Luffy does not jump to conclusion about who someone is. For example, one thing we as people are notorious for is that we judge people before we know them, and Luffy’s character avoids this, that is why even though I am suspicious of Law I get the feeling that his plan are actually honorable. And his plan started with alliance with the Strawhats and gaining control over S.A.D. I am going to assume that SAD is some sort of gas weapon, it could be the same substances that created Slime, now why would law want to use SAD? Like I said Law is mysterious, it is obvious that SAD is some sort of weapon that even Donquixote is threatened by the idea of having it in the enemies hands.
It is very rare that Sanji was ever referred to as Black Legs in the first half of One Piece. We know that Luffy was always mentioned as Strawhat by people, Zoro as Pirate hunter, Robin as Devil Child, but Sanji was rarely mentioned as Black Leg. But now that is what people are referring to him and I find it a fitting title. It is almost the same title of his mentor ‘Red Legs” Zeff, who was given the title Red Legs because in his battles his legs would be covered in blood of his enemies. But Sanji received the title because of his fighting style, for those how do not know Sanji fights using the Martial Arts of Black-Leg Style, which is a Martial arts that specializes in kicks and prevents the use of Hands. Sanji dose not uses his hands because he is a chef and a chef’s greatest tools is his hands, so he keeps them in to shape. But going back to the short battle he had with Virgo which was short lived. I was really looking forward to seeing the conclusion of this fight.
However, Sanji was not in his top shape, his body was badly damaged in the fight against CC where Nami was in Sanji’s body. So in truth it actually makes sense to hold off this fight. It was the right decision of Oda because it makes sense, one thing Oda does so well is that he keeps some realism in One Piece. Allowing his character to have that humanistic weakness of fatigue and injuries. Another thing that I was really concerned with is the true ability of Virgo, because every week he was showing a Rokushiki techniques. He has shown that he is capable of Shigan and Geppo, and I am leaning towards that he can do all of the other techniques. But when he almost broke Sanji’s leg, I believe that this was some other type of power that allowed Virgo to harden his leg to the point of hurting Sanji, and it can’t be Tekkai which is the Rokushiki technique that allows the user to harden their body, but the down side is that the user cannot move his body. So that is why I am leaning towards Virgo having a devil fruit ability.
Nothing can be really be said about this guy other than he is without a doubt one of the most epically amazing character and one of the most sadistic character in the series. He fears nothing and no one, never has shown any sign of panic or any emotions other than smiles and amusement. He has one of the most fiendish style of fighting, that up to now we have never seen him fight or take anyone seriously. All and all he is one of the most evil character in One Piece. If you were to compare the Villain characters to other Manga’s villains, none compare. If you were to look at Naruto’s villains, in truth are not villains but misguided people who go about achieving their goal in a bad way. It is similar to Bleach, so far there has only been a few sadistic villains whom were only minor characters. But One Piece shows the evilistic nature of man and no greater does that show than in Donquixote Doglamingo character.
Now his nickname goes without reminding us of the Joker. You know the Joker of the most epic characters in Comics and I am talking about The Joker from Batman, who in my opinion is the perfect villain. If you look at it in away, Donquixote shows some attributes of the Joker. He never takes anyone seriously or fears anything even death. Which can be seen this chapter, where he was attacked by Baby 5 at point blank he was shot with a huge gun and not one scratch was on him. All the while Baby 5 was still trying to kill him and in some ways he never payed attention to her until he got bored and moved his fingers to stop her. I am for one that finds Donquixote to be a fascinating character and I believe that we will be seeing him more and more, making this arc far greater than we anticipated. Till the next chapter my friends.
- I know I did not say anything about the Kid turning into a dragon, but we have only been teased with this new concept. There can be tons of things to say about this. But overall, this new twist complicates things, and things are already very complicated.
- Donquixote has never been seen on a ship or having a crew of some sort other than having subordinates.
- Baby 5 has the ability to turn her arms into weapon, like that of swords or axes, or guns.
- I enjoyed reading this chapter, it literally had every thing that I wanted in a One Piece chapter. Action, character introductions, twists and turns. But I think that it is about time that we the audience deserve a chapter where it is none stop action.
- The core of a great plan is to make your enemies never guess your true goals and I think Law has perfected this.
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