A Quick Recap On The Exciting Events in One Piece
One Piece is killing it lately. Creator Eiichiro Oda has released one fire chapter after another with no sign of stopping. Currently, our favorite One Piece characters are in Wano country fighting the greatest villain the series has known: Kaido.
Although we’re sure our beloved characters will find a way to beat the brutal tyrant that is Kaido, the odds are bleak at best.
Never before have fans felt this unsure about the destiny of Luffy and his crew. It’s terrifying to think that in any of the soon-to-be-released chapters we will find a dead supporting character, or worse, a dead crewmate.
The stakes are high in Wano Country. But today, let’s talk about how we got to this pivotal moment.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Anime-only watchers
Every Main One Piece Characters’ Status in Wano
Luffy – Fresh off of his prison break, the future Pirate King is once again a man on a mission. Luffy has challenged multiple members of Kaido’s sub-division, the Tobi Roppo, and is desperately trying to get to Kaido himself.
Zorro – As in tradition in climatic moments in One Piece, Zorro is assisting his captain in any way he can. Usually, that means taking on the second strongest opponent underneath the boss. This time, however, the Pirate Hunter might have to fight with his captain against the top villain.
Franky – In any other arc, this spot would be reserved for Sanji, the fan-favorite chef of the Straw Hat crew. But right now Franky is putting up an MVP performance in Wano. Recently, the “Iron Man” Franky ran over the Yonko Big Mom with his motorcycle; then he stood up to the same Yonko in a one-on-one; and finally, became the latest Straw Hat to proclaim his captain to be the future Pirate King. Bravo Franky, bravo.
Kin’emon – The MVP race would be a lock for Franky if it weren’t for Kin’emon. Kozuki Oden’s most loyal companion and leader of the Scabbards has gone from laughing stock to legend. Also, he may play the role of a martyr at the hands of Kaido.
Big Mom – Boy are the Big Mom fans butt hurt. Sure, this Yonko hasn’t nuked the battlefield as many predicted, but she’s certainly caused trouble for all the parties involved in Wano. While Big Mom is going to have a moment to shine soon, her downfall seems evident.
Kaido – The leader of the Beast Pirates is one of the greatest villains this series has seen. Sure, everyone believed the hype surrounding Kaido; but now, to actually witness it is something else entirely. Kaido is the rare villain that you love to hate. Currently, he’s taking on the Scabbards and Mink tribe.
The mysteries are only beginning to unfold in Wano.
While there are certainly incredible events to come in the series, Wano is feeling like Oda at his best. The fights are dynamic, the One Piece characters are exciting, and the writing is top notch.
For every question answered in Wano, it feels like 10 more need to be asked. Oda is a master at leading the reader down the trail of bread crumbs he’s written. Now its time to see how the writer will conclude his masterful arc.