I'm starting to wonder if Oda has Page One and Ulti as relatives or a relatively one sided relationship. He's keeping it 50-50 so far. And just in case, the spider was the giveaway for me, but the plushies are the various zoan abilities of the crew.
I'm biased to say the additional 2,000 subordinates following the Gifters was unnecessary. They took out 2,000 people in a few minutes! I'm not remembering the handheld mask...especially with that crazy hair behind it (the side view does it justice).
Ah, Oda might have gave us a big clue with Jinbei taking damage from the first attack. Context confirms Jinbei is at a whole different level, so Jinbei is accurate in his assessment he should have been able to deflect the attack with his defensive bushoushoku without damage. Is this a "blade projectile"? Alternatively, maybe there is haki without blackening? Probalbly the former since blade biases are so strong. Moreover, we have confirmation that Jinbei's defensive busoushoku is an equal match to Who's Who's offensive busoushoku.
BUT, Oda is teasing us with a twist behind Gyojin and possibly Tenryuubito! So "Sun God" Nika does have clothing similar to Shandia, but that just might be the "ancient" aspect (since Shandia stayed isolated and did not change much). It is possible Jinbei is just mad about the discrimination, but Jinbei's comments at the end pretty much guarantee that parts of what we are told are true. >
Also Jinbe saying “casual racism is out of style” after Who’s Who says he’s fast for a Fishman *chef’s kiss*
Hehe, such nice smackdowns against racism. Good chapter Oda.
Yup, Jinbei was already standing up for this from the beginning, but Oda never had it this direct so it was definitely great to see.
I fully expected the outcome...but I didn't want the result to be purely driven by haoushoku haki...this means the end of series fighting will have a clear distinction between those that have haoushoku and those that don't. Oda is making a CLEAR difference between blackening without haoushoku and blackening with haoushoku. Six of the 10 Mugiwara members will probably not unlock haoushoku.
Who's Who is blocking the wrist squeeze with defensive busoushoku, but context implies a one way display of haoushoku.
Oda tries to hide it, but there is the visualization of the impact of haoushoku coating with BOTH Jinbei's defense and Jinbei's "ultimate technique". Oda hides if Jinbei is raising his arm, but I guess this leaves it open for the potential of defensive haoushoku coating. I really hope that even with a potential awakening, Who's Who is out for a long time. But then again, Page One recovered quickly from Big Mom's attack, so awakened zoans are a cheat code in that aspect. The offensive usage has the least visualization and could just be the shading effects. So I guess that is good since it leaves the massive power up of his ultimate technique plus offensive haoushoku coating. That's probably the best outcome.
My man Jinbe owned this chap! Can't wait to see this in the anime! And the appearance of the legend of the Sun God Nika hmm. I saw Artur (library of ohara) posting that the way Nika is written is also the sound effect of laughter. Omoshiroi.
Yup, even in the silhouette I see body language of laughing/happy. This definitely seems like the usual multi-layered plot developments.>
And since the gov is talking about confirming Who's who's death, I'm guessing he does know more than he's supposed to and they want to shut him up? I wonder if Luffy's df has anything to do with it. Also, where's my boy Luffy at
So this aspect is a little unexpected. This is just like Kuma being the most ruthless person in the world. Even though both are the nicest people in the world, it makes sense that they have some of the worst personalities when they are pushed against what they believe in. So it is a perfect situation for CP0 because they probably know Who's Who and Jinbei's personalities.
In terms of Luffy, we see him getting CPR from the penguin-guy (I think it was him).