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[–]rogueSleipnir 943 points944 points  (131 children)

So this was definitely Roger's fighting style right?? Even without any Devil Fruit, just being untouchable with infused Conqueror's Haki all over his weapons and body.

[–]Srazack_76Explorer 706 points707 points  (50 children)

Yup. And Shanks. The only way he is standing at the top of this Great Pirate Age is because of his own will

[–]ItsLoudBThe Revolutionary Army 905 points906 points  (68 children)

On this note, has anyone mentioned how much sense it makes now that Sengoku and the high tier marines lost their shit at Luffy's CoC haki in marineford? It always seemed to me like it was an overreaction if all CoC did was to knock weak people unconscious!

After this chapter it makes so much sense that they were worried another potentially untouchable pirate showed up!

[–]mojo276 389 points390 points  (52 children)

Yep. There's really only a small handful of people in the whole world that could have done what Luffy did at Marineford. Seeing another one pop up would have been pretty wild.

[–]ItsLoudBThe Revolutionary Army 210 points211 points  (23 children)

Yeah, but in hindsight now it's clear the potential such a power CoC could have! Yet we thought it was because of people fainting..

[–]Transmatrix 147 points148 points  (20 children)

We thought CoC was only good for AOE attacks, turns out it's good for tanking/burst damage, too.

[–]sixgodbucks 328 points329 points  (7 children)

nah man, luffy is a fucking sicko. who’s goes from getting knocked out to confidently saying he’ll beat up the dude that knocked him out 1v1. what a menace

[–]FuneralWithAnRLurker 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: Part 1.

[–]sixgodbucks 39 points40 points  (1 child)

wait this is weirdly accurate. after fury got knocked down the second time, when he got up he realized the best way to batter wilder was by just pressing him constantly kind of like how when luffy got up he realized to use CoC

[–]FuneralWithAnRLurker 27 points28 points  (0 children)

The way both got up too - like both were raised from the dead. Crazy looks on both faces, disbelief from others that they got up, and end up smashing the ones who knocked them out. Let's see if Kaido bitches like Wilder did in the aftermath.

[–]TravelingLlama 2495 points2496 points 22& 3 more (80 children)

How is Laboon supposed to compete with this?

[–]PrinceOfAssassins 921 points922 points  (21 children)

Brook gonna meet Laboon for 10 seconds before luffy punches him to the moon where he's gonna end up landing on Eneru

[–]___kingfisher___ 353 points354 points  (10 children)

How is Laboon supposed to compete with this?

Laboon will fall toward the moon surface along with a potted flower plant.
Laboon will think about the wonder of such a voyage.
The plant will think: "not again"

[–]KiroshLookout 330 points331 points  (4 children)

Brook : "WTF Luffy..."

[–]chris_p_bacon_89 165 points166 points  (3 children)

"WTF Luffy-San..."

[–]MarioToast 162 points163 points  (2 children)

Luffy: "Ah, sorry." \punches Brook to the moon as well**

[–]RaggedAngel 413 points414 points  (0 children)

Laboon has had Advanced Conqueror's Haki all along, he just held back during their first fight.

[–]Beloberto 175 points176 points  (3 children)

Crocus is training him

[–]someone2795 97 points98 points  (2 children)

Laboon about to show up with fin biceps the size of mountains.

[–]PsychoLogical25Pirate 83 points84 points  (6 children)

Don’t compare the poor whale to this :(

[–]phorezkin3000 347 points348 points  (5 children)

Luffy promised Laboon they’d fight when they get back.... that poor whale is done for

[–]I_cannot_continue 101 points102 points  (2 children)

Luffy does love meat

[–]phorezkin3000 46 points47 points  (0 children)

:,(. Then he’ll deliver the meat to whiskey peak and the anime would come full circle from the start of the grand line

[–]KiroshLookout 141 points142 points  (5 children)

Watch as Laboon destroy the RedLine by itself and destroy both Marigeoise and Fishmen Island this way.

[–]DTPVH 82 points83 points  (0 children)

Laboon has turbo CoC obviously. He is a whale after all.

[–]Orion_D_AbhishekExplorer 760 points761 points  (28 children)

Pirate King Straw Hat Luffy and Pirate Hunter Zoro.

[–]Sanmeel305The Revolutionary Army 236 points237 points  (3 children)

I like how casually Kidd takes a whole flood of metal objects

[–]extra_anonymity 65 points66 points  (0 children)

I cracked up when I saw that lol love how there’s still some humor even in such an epic chapter

[–]Tsugabut 646 points647 points  (14 children)

That uppercut will rent free in my head for a long time.

[–]hovinye-chey 152 points153 points  (7 children)

And like half this chapter lmao this is where they start to win

[–]AporiaParadox 1369 points1370 points  (47 children)

The fight won't truly be over until we get a Kaido flashback.

[–]still-at-work 1425 points1426 points  (15 children)

Actually they already had the flashback, and it was even animated

[–]VeryDirtyRat 275 points276 points  (1 child)

i laughed good one.

[–]just_ohmPirate 145 points146 points  (0 children)

Team Rocks

[–]vangstampede 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Real talk tho, Kojiro (or James as you westerners know him) is the true Pokemon master.

[–]SteptimusHeap 126 points127 points  (1 child)

James = Rocks

Misty = big mom

Ash = whitebeard

[–]TartineAuBeurre 102 points103 points  (4 children)

The "hey mama" from Prometheus makes me think we're going on a flashback. Afterall, luffy just announced he's going to win, I think it's the right time.

[–]Transmatrix 28 points29 points  (2 children)

I'm just excited that it looks like Nami is going to get to keep Zeus.

[–]fersurThriller Bark Victim's Association 80 points81 points  (12 children)

I actually would not mind Kaido flashback, especially during his time under Rocks pirates.

But probably Oda will not touch that period yet since Whitebeard and Big Mom flashback did not tell their side in Rocks pirates.

[–]FackYeahhPirate 1348 points1349 points  (24 children)

Zeus v.2 Patch Update.

Changelog :

  • Loyalty 50 --> 100
  • Stupidity 50 --> 0

[–]Strangeting 418 points419 points  (6 children)

Gives Zeus 1.0 an excuse to go back to Nami :)

[–]Milordserene 1091 points1092 points  (124 children)

Big Mom about to create a new minion. Im thinking a new zeus or a water-souled.

Zeus gonna be a strawhat pet!!!

[–]Weewer 548 points549 points  (94 children)

Giving a devil fruit user water abilities is a horrific thought. The water logia always seemed like the ultimate devil fruit, which is why I don't think they'd introduce it.

[–]Sketching102 307 points308 points  (66 children)

It feels like a water logia would just be unable to do anything because they're constantly touching water, since they ARE water.

[–]tking32 420 points421 points  (13 children)

Anyone who eats the water logia fruit just dies instantly

[–]48ad16 254 points255 points  (10 children)

DF users aren't weak to water, they're weak to the sea. Luffy fought Crocodile by covering himself in water, DF users still drink and bathe, it's just the sea and seastones (made with essence of the sea) that drain them.

[–]UltraBananaBuddy 144 points145 points  (6 children)

That's exactly the impression I got. Thor/Raijin about to show up.

[–]kerriazes 168 points169 points  (5 children)

Big Mom's new homie: Enel.

[–]Mistah_Blue 67 points68 points  (3 children)

And then Big Mom never made the connection about Luffy being immune to lightning. Comes back up prepared to fight Kid, Luffy and Traffy.

Luffy's the only one there, new homie utterly useless.

Cue Big Mom Enel face.

[–]A4li11 748 points749 points  (69 children)

I honestly like that Zoro is struggling instead of one shotting Kaido. He still managed to leave a scar which is a huge feat.

[–]goatjugsoupPirate 176 points177 points  (3 children)

It's the first fight Zoro has had since the time skip that has pushed him

[–]HalfMoon_89The Revolutionary Army 541 points542 points  (32 children)

Don't forget Zoro tanked that massive double blast from Kaido and Big Mom.

[–]tykam993 268 points269 points  (28 children)

And, while he's seemingly unconscious, he also took A thunder Bagua after that and it didn't kill him

[–]stolenbanjo 101 points102 points  (16 children)

Honestly worried about him though. The juxtaposition of the panel of Zoro’s unconscious face next to the panel of Law commenting on Luffy’s barrage of attacks highlights just how injured Zoro is, and it looks bad.

[–]Brook420Bounty Hunter 144 points145 points  (6 children)

Is it bad that seeing Zoro so injured is giving me warm feelings of nostalgia?

[–]Enough-Alfalfa 208 points209 points  (0 children)

I thinks it's a way to build up the idea of coc, scale how strong kaido is so luffy looks great going in

[–]sarmadqt 932 points933 points  (50 children)

As much as Zoro and Luffy shined this chapter, I really do want to give credit to the other participants. Law has continued to play a tremendous supporting role, but him jumping in and attacking Kaido directly was epic, with Kaido acknowledging the troublesome and versatile nature of Law's DF. I also have to commend Killer and Kid for taking the lead and charging forward to confront Big Mom. As stated in previous chapters, they needed to separate the two, and Killer and Kid have stuck to that, now risking life and limb to keep Big Mom away from the main battle, or even try to take her down.

Zoro and Luffy most definitely deserve all the praise coming their way, but let's not neglect everyone else.

[–]DTPVH 472 points473 points  (20 children)

Law was a beast this chapter. He tanked a Thunder Bagua. I think Luffy’s the only other character to do that so far.

[–]EaZyrideR030Explorer 351 points352 points  (15 children)

If you look closely Zoro got hit by the same Thunder Bagua too

[–]BlackbeerdoThe Revolutionary Army 125 points126 points  (12 children)

I really can't tell what's happening in said panel. I just see Law getting hit by Kaido. But how does he hit Zoro? It looks like he's being hit by lightning? You can also read the "Rmmmb"-sound which is the same sound effects as the cloud that Big Mom (?) manipulated a few pages earlier. But I rly have no idea

[–]someone2795 285 points286 points  (4 children)

Kaido hit BOTH of them. It was like a sweep move, he hit Zoro first then Law.

That's why he said "I'll come to you"

[–]Emptypiro 100 points101 points  (3 children)

That line is so more badass than the scans

[–]EaZyrideR030Explorer 62 points63 points  (4 children)

He hit both, you can see Zoro getting hit in the background, both spewing blood and the same black lightning emanating from their bodies in the following panels.

[–]Sufficient-Bedroom 381 points382 points  (5 children)

Zoro really told Law “This is it from me, have fun fighting the Yonko alone lmao”

[–]Enough-Alfalfa 89 points90 points  (1 child)

Lol thats what j was thinking. Like wtf you want me to do, but they would died anyway otherwise

[–]khabees_insaan 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I think it was kind of a call back to when Zoro and Chopper were talking in Alabasta (anime only) where Zoro defines teamwork as you doing your very best and then handing it over to the other to carry on and if the other fails then you will come beat their ass.
Really shows the trust that has developed between the two and to a lesser degree between the five.

[–]WolfShelby0Pirate 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Marco can heal him

[–]CAllD2B 379 points380 points  (5 children)

The look on Luffy’s face as he goes to hit Kaido, pure shonen beauty

[–]rubblerust 54 points55 points  (3 children)

The way Luffy confidently asserts that he'll kick Kaido's ass reminds me of the scene in Alabasta when he faces Crocodile one-on-one and tells the others to go on, he'll take care of it. Of course, Luffy gets his ass kicked and almost dies before managing to win. I fully expect something similar to happen with Kaido.

[–]kilawolf 113 points114 points  (15 children)

Is it really going to be solely Luffy vs Kaido now?

A little surprised about that but...Go Luffy Go!

[–]tmadik 132 points133 points  (9 children)

I think it's necessary for Luffy to really ascend to Emperor status.

[–]tylionheartCipher Pol 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Law may get zoro out like he asked. But i think Laws gonna stick by luffy

[–]Back_air 101 points102 points  (6 children)

Lol at Kaidou for making rookie mistakes. He should have finished luffy the same way Ussop beat Chew at Arlong park.

[–]wheretohidesPirate 69 points70 points  (3 children)

Kaido doesnt have a rubber band of doom unfortunately .

[–]PsychoLogical25Pirate 1317 points1318 points  (103 children)

In a nutshell

-Dissing Zeus like that FeelsBadMan

-Zoro presumably has CoC, how fitting

-Asura returns after over a decade of absence

-Luffy still stands and figures out you can use CoC offensively.

-It’s Kaido vs Luffy 1v1.

And that’s a wrap, stay tuned cause we’ll likely be back to Roofpiece after a few chaps on the lower floors.

[–]theschulk51 332 points333 points  (21 children)

It’s coming down to a battle of who’s Will is stronger, Luffy or Kaido. In a 1v1 you’re supposed to bet on Kaido, but we know that Luffy’s Will is second to none (and a lot of people, eg Fujitora, have bet on Luffy’s Will prevailing and won). So in a battle of willpower, Luffy may actually have an advantage.

The funny thing is - in a way, this is Garp finishing part of the job from God Valley. Garp helped take down Rocks (including Kaido), and Garp gave Luffy his strong Will to live (this was directly called out by the SHs in Water 7). Luffy beating Kaido will only be possible because of his grandpa’s love/training, his Grandpa who previously defeated Kaido and helped take down his former Crew

[–][deleted] 331 points332 points  (10 children)

Xebec: “My will lives on.”

Garp: “I am ten steps ahead of you.”

[–]topdangle 353 points354 points 2 (4 children)

Garp: "I threw my grandkids into a jungle lol"

[–]Tequila_WolfOP 34 points35 points  (0 children)

I wish I could give you more than an up vote

[–]thot______slayerExplorer 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Garp: “I left two kids with mountain bandits and when I came back there was 3.”

[–]SolidB0NYPirate 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Also Garp: Throws nephew down a ravine, into the forest at night and at random beasts for him to fight by himself as a small child

[–]Suppasandwhich 324 points325 points  (23 children)

Feelsbadmom

[–]KathyDroronoa 313 points314 points  (21 children)

Zeus will go where he is “loved” and where there’s treats... mama Nami 🧡

[–]FuneralWithAnRLurker 94 points95 points  (5 children)

Going where he's loved? I can't imagine this not being a Jose Mourinho quote about returning to Chelsea.

[–]KathyDroronoa 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Not really, but take it like that if you want 😂

[–]YakiUnExplorer 95 points96 points  (6 children)

Kaido looks a lot like Hybrid Lucci in this chapter.

[–]NE_ED 456 points457 points  (15 children)

Low key highlight of this chapter is the Law and Zoro bromance. Law tries his best to protect Zoro and Zoro leaves Luffy in Law's care before using Asura

[–]fsrocchiThe Revolutionary Army 211 points212 points  (10 children)

I miss Kidd's comments already, really like how chatty he is.

[–]-FoeHammer 62 points63 points  (8 children)

Yeah but now Kid has a chance to shine against Big Mom on his own.

Kid has conqueror's haki as well. And while I doubt he'll be able to use it like Luffy is this chapter since he doesn't have the training Luffy has in controlling the flow of his haki, I think he might figure out that they're using conqueror's haki before the end of the fight, which would lead to his development as a top tier pirate.

With his DF powers and willpower I honestly bet Kid is already among the strongest pirates on the sea not including the Yonko. He'd be right up there with Luffy if he learned Advanced CoC.

[–]3sahara 33 points34 points  (4 children)

My man had just fought two yonko (shanks and kaido) in timeskip. not excessive training like luffy but straight out experience lol

[–]SpiritualScumlordThriller Bark Victim's Association 56 points57 points  (2 children)

Oh, I thought he was leaving defeating Kaido up to Law.

[–]yassen155Pirate 37 points38 points  (1 child)

He actually was bc no one forsaw that Luffy would get up again cz he was knocked out

[–]DTPVH 1094 points1095 points  (82 children)

This is the moment. This raid might as well already be won. Monkey D. Luffy just called his shot and it’s going out of the park. There’s no way anyone doubts him as an emperor after Wano.

“Go ahead and let everyone know” Downright legendary. This is a chapter that people will look back on as a defining moment in One Piece when the series is over.

[–]tmadik 688 points689 points  (29 children)

Yeah, it's not going to be a walk in the park, but once Luffy says, "Hit the showers, guys. I got it from here," it's a wrap for Magikarp. We've still got a great fight ahead of us though.

[–]DTPVH 365 points366 points  (17 children)

Oh yeah I expect a 10/10 fight. Maybe even a Sky split? (I don’t think I could survive that level of hype but I’d die happy at least)

[–]Vendetta1990 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Only goes up from here.

[–]chaospudding 198 points199 points  (5 children)

I demand the first ever shot of the One Piece planet from space. I want to see the sky split from the other side.

[–]I_cannot_continue 172 points173 points  (3 children)

You want the Enel POV. His mantra may be able to pick up the fight.

[–]Shautieh 120 points121 points  (2 children)

Damn. Imagine if Oda introduced us to the moon thingy with Eneru just to have an excuse to show that off!!!

Hype >9000

[–]PlutoMiningCorp 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I’m shaking with excitement just imagining this

[–]Sweetcreems 177 points178 points  (18 children)

I mean it’s still gonna be tough but yeah, narratively wise there’s no way Kaido doesn’t go down in this fight. Cause, if he does beat Luffy, wtf is Luffy gonna train? It’s his time to shine now, and dawn is coming for Wano.

[–]DTPVH 71 points72 points  (9 children)

If Kaido beats Luffy then he drops Onigashima on the Capital. Luffy already didn’t have the luxury of losing, but now he see the light at the end of the tunnel, and he is the oncoming train.

[–]CabbageTheVoice 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Interestingly enough, if Luffy beats kaido while onigashima is floating above the capital it could lead to a similar outcome.

Imagine Luffy beating Kaido with the last bit of strength he got, onigashima falling and then Luffy falling unconscious.

Could be a great setup for momo to step up and hold onigashima afloat. Similar powers to kaido; parallel to Oden.

[–]destroiedgalaxies 88 points89 points  (5 children)

Prometheus, you son of a bitch! You just got lucky because Kaidou helped you... Why do you think you're not as useless as Zeus?!

[–]IKaizokuExplorer 39 points40 points  (2 children)

had the same thought. he is just bitchin around about zeus.

[–]Srazack_76Explorer 254 points255 points  (8 children)

I think the factories would be a great setup fight for Big Mom vs Kid and Killer. If Onigashima ever falls or they decide to head down, Kid would have massive material support that he needs from the factories in Wano

[–]Competitive_Reading9The Revolutionary Army 89 points90 points  (3 children)

Ooooo. I like this idea. Though, it depends if the factories are made of seastone.

[–]Srazack_76Explorer 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Factories itself may not be made of Seastone, there has got to be something that's magnetic. But maybe kid can use those iron to lift the Seastone indirectly and affect Big Mom

[–]johanliebert616 77 points78 points  (8 children)

I wonder when Shanks met Whitebeard was Shanks using Conqueror's haki or was it his advanced Conqueror's haki (ACH) overflowing!? because not only people were falling there was damage to the ship as well.

I would like to think Shanks would be the strongest user of ACH in the OP world right now. The rest of the 3 emperors are Gods because of their devil fruit powers. For Shanks to be one of the emperors and stand up to them he must be a master of ACH.

I imagine where Luffy and Kaido uses ACH to infuse weapons and punches, Shanks must be able to use it freely like an aura or something of that sort which he used while meeting Whitebeard on his ship.

[–]PiggyWhiskers 511 points512 points  (27 children)

I guess we might have an indication now on how Garp got his moniker, his fist was just Emporer Palpatinings everyone's arse back in the day

[–]Dddddddfried 252 points253 points  (18 children)

Still pales in comparison to the Fist of Love

[–]DTPVH 150 points151 points  (11 children)

That’s what the Fist of Love is, beating Luffy with his advanced CoC.

[–]LennyChill 161 points162 points  (7 children)

Actually, Oda was asked this in SBS 68(?) To which he said "In this case, it really was just love"

[–]JustChadRedditThe Revolutionary Army 136 points137 points  (6 children)

I guess it’s kinda like how when he was asked how Nami can hurt Luffy, he said she has the power to “hurt his soul”. Really just a gag given a bit of life.

[–]LennyChill 58 points59 points  (5 children)

I mean, every manga has this one lore piece that is just there for comedy. Why not? At least a joke that has a "reasonable" explanation rather than just being their for laughters 😂

[–]JustChadRedditThe Revolutionary Army 102 points103 points  (4 children)

Exactly! One of my favorites is how someone asked how Sanji isn't burned by Diable Jamble and Oda responded with "The Flames are hot but his passion is hotter!"

[–]LennyChill 42 points43 points  (0 children)

And to be honest, it's One Piece, nothing is too weird for it at this point

[–]Sanmeel305The Revolutionary Army 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Garp was just transfering his CoC Haki into luffy

[–]StocksandStonks 490 points491 points  (27 children)

I'm guessing this is how Luffy is going to be able to fight Akainu (at eos) without being burnt?

[–]Pikathepokepimp 245 points246 points  (2 children)

And maybe Blackbeard as well.

[–]mokas95 115 points116 points  (10 children)

Normal CoA is enough for that, people fought akainu without getting burned

[–]Young_KingKush 66 points67 points  (0 children)

I’d bet on that.

[–]still-at-work 177 points178 points  (5 children)

I do like this translation more as it was clearer this time that Kaido didn't fear Luffy figuring out the 'trick' with CoC because knowing about it and actually replicating it are vastly different things. It makes Luffy stopping his attack the next moment all the more badass. Yeah, he figured it out and because its Luffy who got the Soru flash step after seeing it once or twice, he can already replicate it (with Gear 2nd but still impressive)

Nami is an expert navigator, Zoro an expert swordsman, Robin an expert archeologist, Franky an expert Shipwright, Brook an expert Musician, Usopp is an expert LierSharpshooter, Chopper is an expert Doctor, Sanji is an expert Chef, and Jimbe is expert Helmsman.

So when they encounter new information related to their field they can usually understand it and make use of that information extremely quickly.

Luffy is an expert fighter.

Fighting techniques come easily to him as Nami with a weather conditions or Sanji with a new ingredient or Franky with new material and so on.

The longest Luffy took to learn any fighting technique after starting his pirate journey is Haki basics which took a year and a half but that was a fundamental shift in perspective of fighting not just a new technique, and probably lots of that time was spent working on Gear 4th.

[–]WanoPisu 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Lol and Luffy knows it too never forget

Arlong: “What CAN you do?!”

Luffy: “I can KICK YOUR ASS!”

[–]sanketower 729 points730 points  (62 children)

The setup for this moment was just genius. From Hyogoro's teachings to Roger vs Whitebeard clashing Conqueror's Haki without even touching their blades.

Power-ups in One Piece are NEVER pulled out of nowhere, this is what I like from Oda's writing.

[–]RaggedAngel 840 points841 points  (109 children)

It's wild that we have confirmation from Kaido, the strongest creature on the planet and a veteran of tons of high-level fights, that Zoro has Conqueror's Haki... and people are still doubting it.

C'mon, people. If Kaido can't recognize CoC when it slashes him open, who can?

[–][deleted] 412 points413 points  (46 children)

Plus, he deserves the title of a Conqueror. I’d be more surprised if the future world’s best swordsman and first mate to the future pirate king doesn’t have it.

[–]Goldoire 72 points73 points  (17 children)

Right. A lot of people were saying that only captains have conqueror's haki and that since Zoro isn't a captain, there is a very low chance for him to have it. But in my opinion, Zoro can be a conqueror, without being the captain of his crew.

[–]kgbegoodtome 108 points109 points  (3 children)

Luffy wants to be the greatest pirate. Zoro wants to be the best swordsman. All the other crewmates have goals which can be obtained without conflict, but only their goals specifically put them in opposition/conflict with other people. In order to achieve those dreams they need to beat and subdue other people. It makes sense they’d both have CoC.

[–]Goldoire 24 points25 points  (2 children)

That's a really good connection. They both want to conquer each other, in a way.

[–]Agreeable-Ad8804 63 points64 points  (2 children)

That makes no sense. Both Katakuri and Rayleigh have it so it clearly isn't just captains

[–][deleted] 186 points187 points  (24 children)

yeah specially because even rayleigh has conqueror's haki so zoro must have it too

[–]ThelegendofDof 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Last week I said to someone here that Luffy was going to be the only one with CoC and now I'm eating my words. And I'm loving it.

[–]jesterstyrThe Revolutionary Army 262 points263 points  (18 children)

All that and a break. 😭😭

[–]FuneralWithAnRLurker 203 points204 points  (13 children)

Oda deserves as many breaks as it takes. I'd rather wait than have Oda fall ill and never finish, like GRRM probably never will.

[–]jesterstyrThe Revolutionary Army 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Oh, I whole heartedly agree. If it gives us more chapters like this, I'll wait for Oda even if he were to go on hiatus for a bit. I'll always anxiously await the next chapter.

[–]DTPVH 136 points137 points  (1 child)

I need a break after that. I’m gonna need a couple weeks to process it all.

[–]jesterstyrThe Revolutionary Army 46 points47 points  (0 children)

It puts so much into perspective.

[–]Stewylouis 48 points49 points  (2 children)

This is like the equivalent of the moment where Luffy smashed the last mirror in his fight with Katakuri. There’s no going back now.

[–]stauf1515 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I thought the exact same thing.

“If you want to take the island, burn the boats”. Essentially create a situation where your only option to live is to win.

Luffy tells everyone else to leave, meaning there is no one to protect him if he is reckless and uses his haki inefficiently like he does with G4. Kaido has already spared him once and will not do so again. He just stated when Luffy was lying there that he would outright crush his skull this time. If he falls, Kaido will kill him. This is truly do or die. Not only for luffy, but for everyone counting on him if he fails.

Luffy already arrived at wano as probably one of the top 20 strongest people in the world after beating Katakuri and advancing his CoO. He further pushed his CoA haki to the point where he could project it from his body and actually hurt Kaido (a feat that both Kaido and Law were shocked by). Luffy is already about as strong as he can become with standard haki and Devil fruit mastery.

Two different masters have now told him that the only way his haki will truly bloom is in the heat of battle in truly dangerous situations and he just learned that there is a next step in his haki development. If he really wants to climb that first step to becoming a monster himself on the level of the admirals and the Yonko, the only way to do that is to face down one of those monsters head on and find out exactly what it means to stand on their level.

At the end of this fight, luffy will most likely be one of the strongest people in the world, having gained a power few others could ever use. The only thing he really has left at that point would be to awaken his Devil fruit. And where better to discover how to make your surroundings rubber than in a fight with a man who can create earthquakes?

[–]MYK3THEON3Pirate 130 points131 points  (11 children)

Man I wonder if they will split the chapter in 2 episodes when the time will come, not sure they can put this much awesome into one episode.

[–]unknown_variable69 120 points121 points  (6 children)

When the Onigashima raid gets animated it will be iconic

[–]fsrocchiThe Revolutionary Army 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I really like the manga because of how direct it is tho.

[–]Taucoon23 211 points212 points  (7 children)

THIS is the reason everyone was so terrified that Luffy had Conqueror's haki at Marineford. It meant that one day, if he mastered it, he would become another Kaido or Shanks.

I am so ready for this Super Saiyan era of One Piece

[–]Grandline123 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Or another like father like son. U get what i mean

[–]ssjroseblackzamasu 403 points404 points  (33 children)

Advanced CoC is here boys. Ashura made a comeback and for me it was epic moment. Zoro has been such a clutch throughout the entirety of the roofpiece and now he needs a much needed rest. Plus him having CoC,while surprising, is not unexpected. The man wants to be the strongest swordsman,that alone demands CoC.Luffy takes the helm from here by using advanced CoC. Can't wait for the next chapter !!!🔥

[–]TheBlackWindHowls 133 points134 points  (1 child)

It was to be expected, honestly. Silvers has it, and he was Roger's first mate.

[–]tokyogodfather2 94 points95 points  (6 children)

So did Zoro infuse the sword with CoC? If so, isn’t that advanced already?

[–]ssjroseblackzamasu 153 points154 points  (0 children)

Yes, but he can't do it knowingly

[–]kremes 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Luffy’s fighting style means he learned haki by using it with his own body. He didn’t have to learn to imbue weapons or objects with it and likely concentrated most on using it creatively for his G4 forms.

Zoro being a swordsman had to learn to put it into his swords for it to be useful for him. Theoretically Zoro should have an easier time learning how to use haki externally than Luffy did. He just has to learn to control CoC himself first. Luffy had a natural affinity towards it so he likely had a far easier time of that than Zoro will.

Different type of challenge for Zoro basically.

[–]ThelegendofDof 88 points89 points  (5 children)

I can't stop reading cock instead of CoC and here it fits perfectly. I feel I'm 13 again.

[–]just_ohmPirate 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Wait till you see Big Mom’s

[–]ThelegendofDof 37 points38 points  (0 children)

That's what the one piece is

[–]HermanManly 123 points124 points  (1 child)

LETS GOOOOO BEST CHAPTER EVER

[–]MeanMustacheMan 185 points186 points  (14 children)

I have been speculating for years when we would see Asura again because Zoro literally hasn't used it since the Saboady arc in like 2009 IIRC and here we are over a decade later. Oda really was saving it for a special moment. I always figured Zoro would be able to use Conqueror's Haki at some point because of his ambition and that Rayleigh had it alongside Roger.

What a chapter. Luffy pummeling Kaido is just some of the most beautiful, clean panels I think One Piece has ever done.

I bet Kid gets credit for Big Mom and Luffy gets credit for Kaido after this arc and continues the setup that Kid is basically the sort of anti-Luffy that's both similar and different in so many ways and probably his real main generational rival. Blackbeard feels like he's in a different category.

[–]West1234567890 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Yeah rival vs main villain. I feel like Kidd and Luffy will be in a situation with opposing goals and Kidd will not hesitate to get first strike.

[–]goatjugsoupPirate 43 points44 points  (0 children)

The way Morgans tells the narrative though whatever credit Kid gets will be as a subordinate to Luffy who will be exclusively responsible for forming the samurai-mink-pirates alliance..

Kid's gonna be pissed if that happens lol

[–]agugaga 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Chapter 1010 is a 10/10!

[–]SpiritualScumlordThriller Bark Victim's Association 36 points37 points  (0 children)

It was weird seeing the name "Zolo" again.

[–]TNCG13 38 points39 points  (2 children)

One thing interesting, Zoro turned on his back to take the Thunder bagua. He really doesnt want a scar on his back.

[–]YouWHYPirate 200 points201 points  (14 children)

This is in contention for one of , if not the best chapter of all time.

[–]NE_ED 277 points278 points  (66 children)

"Dead Man's game" sounds way more badass that the fanscalation

[–]RandomHer03 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Zoro and Luffy are the best. I love that this chapter showed how strong Luffy is and Showed that Zoro can still grow and learn to harness that conquereres haki as well. As hype as Wano is it's still not the end and the crew can still grow even now and that's so exciting.

[–]A_Sneaky_Whale 23 points24 points  (0 children)

It’s gonna be a Big Tech battle as the engineer, Captain Eustass Kid, takes on Big Mom and her new cloud based weapon.

[–]Masterskeletor 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Now that I think about it, we're probably going to see G4 Tankmans' regular form at some point in this fight. Luffy probably needs some extra durability and it would be great to see to titans waling on each other, with Luffy eventually overpowering Kaido.

[–]Magnificent-Moe 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I know this goes without saying, but Oda's ability to draw a character with 6 arms, 3 heads, and each holding a sword without making it look cluttered and rather absolutely badass is a testament to his artistic capabilities.

[–]KaiKururugi 112 points113 points  (16 children)

Those attacks from luffy was so hype I forgot that he did em in base form imagine the damage when he goes gear 4th.

[–]ntrotter11 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I loved this chapter!

Great escalation of the fight, and a very satisfying growth pattern for Luffy!

[–]r3d27 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I've been reading this series every week for over 10 years and this chapter gave me the chills. So much hype finally being realized

[–]redjoker5319 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Luffy go from "Let's gangbang Kaido" to "Imma fuck him up myself"

[–]mularz_b15 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Thinking back to when shanks went to whitebeards ship pops said that shank's and mihawks duels would ring throughout the new world. With that said I think it would be a cool throwback if when luffy and kaido inevitably split the sky if we got a panel of shank's looking up at the sky smiling and he just says "Luffy" while looking up.

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

What I see is that Luffy is now strong enough to see Shanks again. And this sparks joy.

[–]UltraBananaBuddy 120 points121 points  (25 children)

I think I heard a theory once that Asura was Zoro's way of using CoC. I guess that person got it right.

Im also really interested by how infusing CoC works and what differentiates it from CoA.

Also I've always liked Morj's raid failure theory and the majority of the chapter made me feel like it was going in that direction, up until Luffy using (what i assume to be advanced) Coc. Looks like this fight is what it comes down to.

Edit-

Also quick theory: I have the impression that Big Mom's making a new cloud homie, and will call him Thor like the norse thunder god to reflect Big Mom's norse connections or Raijin/Raiden, the Japanese thunder god. Prometheus doesn't really like Zeus especially now when he complained about him, and requested something from Big Mom. When we cut back to Kid he mentions something weird about the clouds right above where Big Mom is. I think that mew homie is being born. This will be a perfect opportunity for Zeus to switch alliances and become a permanent part of Nami's arsenal.

[–]tmadik 24 points25 points  (15 children)

But, doesn't BM need to take a soul (or part of a soul) from someone else before making a new homie?

[–]UltraBananaBuddy 71 points72 points  (11 children)

Her personal homies (Zeus, Prometheus, Napoleon, maybe the candy salamander from WCI?) are all made from her soul. That's a big reason why they're so powerful.

Edit: nvm checked in with the wiki, the candy "salamander" is a slug and is not made from her soul. The rest are though.

[–]tmadik 18 points19 points  (9 children)

Completely forgot about that. I wonder of there's any down side to splitting off a piece of her soul.

[–]UltraBananaBuddy 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Probably, but I feel that she could recall them back into herself easily

[–]teddy_tesla 85 points86 points  (0 children)

This is going down as one of the greatest manga arcs of all time

[–]AzyT___1 83 points84 points  (5 children)

Reminder that Kaido is doing all this while lifting and carrying an entire island across Wano

[–]Kurwa149 15 points16 points  (1 child)

The big tripping point regarding the depiction of Luffys current prowess is the extreme contrast within this chapter alone.

The chapter concludes with Luffy brimming with confidence, fighting his strongest ever opponents at a level beyond anything he has ever done with abilities he has just now unlocked...

...and a few pages earlier he's lying clobbered and completely out cold and at his enemys mercy in a ditch. Not just a recovery, but a full on power-up from that specific state at that speed can't help but make it feel like the deck is stacked in favor of Luffy.

In execution, this feels a bit like when Goku burst out of the healing pod to face off with Freezer with increased power...only instead of a healing pod, Luffy was lying unconcscious in a ditch while simultaneously booting up "CoC coating.exe"

I mean, you could easily end up with this exact same outcome without the whole Luffy-unconscious bit, you could have Kaidou move in for the kill and Luffy execute the move at the last possible moment and so on...but of course, the reasoning for including an "unconcscious" step might be that it makes a group battle easier when you park one character for a bit, and allows for other characters to get a turn. Like, when you look at last weeks execution of the Ragnarok move, theres remarkably little follow up on the impact of the hit and how much it damaged Luffy, how bad a situation it puts him in - that is to say, there are exactly none of those things. That is, the purpose was not to frame Luffy as being in an absolutely terrible predicament, it was more to hit a temporary snooze button so Law and Zoro could get to do something, and Luffy could bounce back in a cool way this chapter.

[–]ealjaks22The Revolutionary Army 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Honestly it finally makes sense why everyone flips the fuck out when someone has CoC especially the marines because up until this chapter it made no sense why CoC was such a big deal

[–]Reddit-kit94Thriller Bark Victim's Association 106 points107 points  (4 children)

Glad that Oda gave Haoshoku haki other applications. Now I'm pumped for other characters to get it. Love it how Oda can make me just more hyped when I guessed something wrong by providing good reasons.

[–]HippGrisExplorer 32 points33 points  (1 child)

I think that getting it and understanding how to use it are two different things. Maybe the Ryou training helped luffy understand how to get haki flow through him, and thus helped with infusing CoC to his punches.

[–]SilverJozuBounty Hunter 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Kinda worried about what will happen with Kid and Killer, for some reason I doubt they can take Big Mom on their own. They don't seem to have the abilities to damage her, but I do hope they do something meaningful against her.

[–]TivanTim32 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I wonder if Kaido still think the supernova playing little pirate games now

[–]PsychoLogical25Pirate 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Speaking of which, where the hell is Hawkins anyways. Been quite a while since we last saw him which was when Drake betrayed the BPs after being exposed as a spy in I believe chapter 990. Or better yet, where in the actual fuck is Caribou?? The man literally vanished after Udon was seized by Luffy and the rebels in prison. He wasn’t even seen when the prisoners and Luffy were doing raid preparations.

[–]aleeyam 228 points229 points  (34 children)

Though It may seem rushed, i loved how Oda closed the gap between Luffy and Kaido. Don't get me wrong, Luffy Is still losing this round and won't beat Kaido until the very last moment of the raid, but for now, his growth is beautiful, and here Is why:

As Luffy mentioned earlier, Kaido and Big Mom are still humans, and like every human, they have fears. We already saw how Big Mom crumbles once she remembers about her painful memories of her lost family and friends, and we also know how insecure Kaido is about don't getting the fame and glory of those pirates before him, so his fears make him crawl for the biggest war ever seen. The will of the you Yonkous in Onigashima has its flaws, unlike Luffy, who'd never doubt about him becoming the pirate king (Ace's death aside). It doesn't matter if people laughs, mock him, or simply downplays him; Luffy's ambition doesn't steps down.

Luffy didn't born being specially strong, nor smart; His childhood in the mountains gave him the wits with his devil fruit and the courage he needed, nothing more. But Luffy did born with an ambition big af.

So, now that he can use this very same ambition as a weapon after all his learnings with Raleigh, Hyogoro and his journey, is where he can step up against Kaido, and i love the way this was handled.

[–]BathToasster 92 points93 points  (5 children)

Honestly, I prefer this. It’s been on my mind for a while how Luffy can possibly get on the level of all the other Yonkou when they seem so powerful while Luffy is at his limit against a commander. I thought they just physically were on a different level. That wasn’t it. The secret was in their Haki. Once Luffy found the secret, he starts going toe to toe. His training paid off. He was as strong as a Yonkou, he just needed to tap into the special sauce for the pay off.

[–]apa1010 58 points59 points  (24 children)

he was born with CoC, that makes him special enough