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One Piece Chapter 690 – Underestimation can Kill


To think that Zoro defeating someone with fear itself was badazz, but for Law to cut Virgo in two with one swing of his sword. That is just too epic. At first your thinking Smoker and Law just got themselves handed by the same man, but than bang out of no where Law shows why he is epic next to the Strawhats. Nonetheless, lets dissect this weeks chapter.

Why So Serious?

Luffy is dead serious this chapter, you can see by his body language that he has had it with this situation. He is not playing anymore and when Luffy is monkey_d__luffy__one_piece_by_rapperfree-d58i1o5serious he becomes very dangerous. In fact, its a trait all of the 3 Trio Monsters share, they have this guffy, and comical way of life, but once they become serious, they become what they are called ‘The Monster Trio’. But I like the fact that you can relate to Luffy, that his expressions or better yet his emotions are real and we as the audience can relate to him. I personally have a vendetta against CC because he is pure evil and has no conscience. So far CC has been able to evade Luffy twice and Luffy will not let it happen a third time, my favorite part of this chapter; it is as if Luffy is saying to CC “Shut up and become my prisoner.” While Luffy is giving CC a beat down of his life, Ussop looks for a Sea Stone Handcuff. I found this to be very interesting because Ussop rarely goes venturing alone and he also shows his smart whits as he comes up with the idea that CC will be more manageable once he is in Sea Stone Handcuffs. Good thinking on Ussop’s part, but what is more interesting is that he is facing a Platoon and it will be nice to see Ussop getting himself out of this one.

Smoker Vs Virgo

11Lots of us fined this to be the most interesting thing to talk about. Awhile back I described this fight to be very similar between the two Admirals. But what I failed to say is that the situation is different here. In this situation, it is not about two Marines who have their own theory of Justice. This fight between Smoker and Virgo is a match between two different factions of Justice and Anarchy. Smoker, believe it or not has a good heart, we have seen that when he spared the Strawhats, and he also cherishes his comrades whether upper or lower division marine. Virgo on the other hand is the complete opposite. He is a two faced douche bag that will make you love him from the bottom of your heart, but he will come to you and rip your heart out without one shade of resentment. In simple terms the character of Smoker and Virgo are complete opposite of each other.

Underestimation can Kill

This chapter has Trafalgar Law written all over it. This alliance between Law and Luffy is a match made in heaven.16 Law has all the brains and Luffy has all the fire power. Law from day one knew what he wanted and he set out to make the perfect plan. In summary his main plan or the start of his plan is to destroy the only source of SAD. SAD is a substance that can produce only Zoan Devil Fruits. For those who do not know Devil Fruits are extremely rare to find and the ones that are found and eaten are done so in mere happenstance unless you know what to look for. But CC is the only person so far that is able to manufacturer SAD. CC is sort of the factory chef that makes products for Doflamingo who in turn is the salesman. This is a perfect example of economy and the relationship between seller and buyer. Though Doflamingo highly underestimated Law. In my opinion that is one of the weakness of becoming powerful. Once someone becomes so powerful he or she forgets how it is on the losing end and become to think to highly of themselves. Think of it this way, once you see a rat in your house, let be honest you wont find it threatening, but you do feel disgusted. That is sort of how Doflamingo see’s Law as a annoying rat that can be easily taking care of. But even a rat can kill.

Stepping Over the Geezers

18When Law first mentioned the whole idea that the new generation will over come the old, I could not help but think of the Naruto Series. Which is one of its main idea is that the new generation will always overcome the old. But in relate this has been a One Piece theme since chapter one. Luffy claimed in chapter one that he will overcome his mentor, in a sense the new overcoming the older generation. And so far Law has shown that the Geezers in this case Doflamingo has been sitting on his azz for far to long. While Law for the past two years has been busting his behind into shape and the results are clear, hard work and determination can make you a unstoppable being. And we can see how Law literally just whipped the floor with Virgo. I find it to be really interesting that Law is the same person who got himself handed to him awhile back, but in just a few minutes he rose back up to epicness. I really like the way this arc has been progressing, we have been introduced to Dragons, Harps, and so many other things. But this is only the beginning because Luffy and Law now have to answer for what they have done and so far they are facing some potential villains that wont go down easily.

Side Notes:

  • So Kinemon knows that his son is a dragon now. It is funny and sad at the same time, because while we know Monosuke is safe and sound. But Kinemon does not know that, just try to put your self in that position known that you could of just killed your own son.
  • I cannot put my finger around Big Mama. For some reason I do not think she will be a villain, heck she might even like Luffy and back him up in his fight against Doflamingo or the other Yonko.
  • For some reason I am making lots of analogy towards mice and rats.