It looks like Oda will be consistent with throwing the power rankings/who legitimately beats who into chaos with Brule and Cracker taking on Ichiji(? I don't think that's Niji) and Reiju. Cracker is astronomically underrated because he had legitimate Yonkou/admiral levels of awakening powers. He had an army of autonomous (confirmation of awakening even if people want to argue against creating crackers from the ground) THROUGHOUT the world.
Only Reiju has displayed legitimate potential and Sanji without power ups was similar if not able to defeat Ichiji/Niji. Sanji never took any real damage and chose to succumb to them/give into his childhood trauma (vs. Sanji being the most likely crew nakama to take action to beat a bully into place).
Does Oda not realize the contradiction of trying to use young Hiyori to pull at out emotions when he just crapped in our faces on her being able to get revenge on Orochi? A pretty woman is unbecoming if she gets blood on her hands?
I have a hard time thinking Oda is this stupid/stubborn/whatever (unless the greatest was significantly driven by the original editors => Shanks losing his arm despite being true Yonkou level to a sea king is probably the best example of making the plot/series better as a whole since it catches people's attention and emotions). Or is Oda just lying to himself too? Speaking of which: is the mindset beind OPF and "we are all nakama" just a lie too? In my mind the belittlement of Luffy's adventure to simply just something "fun" reflects the shallow connections Oda is putting out for probably the past half year.
And speaking of Oda only digging his grave deeper and deeper, does he really think all of us fans are stupid enough to not realize Luffy's true dream is simply freedom for everyone? Luffy was supposed to be the inheritor of Joy Boy's spirit (not actually be taken over by the original Joy Boy/be transformed into the actual Joy Boy => which craps on the "legend of Joy Boy" and the romance behind such a lofty and virtuous dream since all it takes is to eat the B.S. legendary of the legendary of the legendary devil's fruits (the fruit itself bestows greater strength and "freedom" => IT AIN'T EVEN LUFFY MAKING THE CHOICES, IT'S THE FREAKIN FRUIT. Which also has a "will" of it's own according to the Gorosei => I actually agree with the official translations downplaying/trying to minimize how Oda has the raw having everything that is the essence of Luffy coming from the fruit abilities [even his lighthearted combat style is predetermined as is his "warrior of liberation" destiny was not his own choosing]). Ugh...so much B.S....
I guess the masses are easily bribed with movie level animation. The internet is more than smart enough to connect the obvious breadcrumbs that Roger and Luffy wanted freedom for everyone. Yamato naturally admires this since that's all she desires. Hahaha...speaking of which with Oda crapping on all of the partial movements towards equality, I wouldn't be surprised if Oda sticks to his guns and makes it a "phase" of Yamato's life out of rebellion to Kaidou. I always said the only confirmation comes to what Yamato's decision is after Kaidou gets defeated. I was keeping it 50-50 in my mind, but the B.S. points only against equality and regressions back to the self-proclaimed biggest perv in the world. Freakin depressing...
And even WORSE than that is that Oda is now likely to change the main ending of the series once things slow down and the masses realize that the true ending is just the universal goal of freedom. Liberating the world from the corruption of the government was obvious already. Highlighting it and making the character most deprived of it (by years of their total life span since for Yamato it is 100% => maybe someone had a crappier peak situation, but no one was oppressed for 100% of their life).
If Oda keeps up a fraction of his current pace, even Toei is going to take a massive deficit on the anime and the dreaded forced accelerated ending of a series will occur for even One Piece. Patch work/non existent climax fights can only be covered up by fancy animation for so long. I don't think new visual effects will be developed every 6 months to not result in acclimation/lost of impact from redundancy.
HAHAHAHAHAHA...does Oda truly think all the fans think Kaidou's full dragon transformation is his strongest form? Literally every other time it has made an appearance, Kaidou displayed lower strength/power output than his 50-50 form. I don't think there can be anyone in the world that legitimately thinks Kaidou's zoan follows the previous normal mechanics of 100% zoan transformation having the strongest/best physical output/traits. Kaidou's the only one to have the opposite effect.
Based on the visualizations, Kaidou is doing an all out attack/100% offensive attack and using all of his combined busoushoku and haoushoku. Speaking of which, unless the anime clarifies it, this is smaller than what happens weather-wise when Shanks/Whitebeard and Roger/Whitebeard simply say hello to each other.
Oh man...even more B.S. At best a normal male even in Wano Kuni is still under 100 douriki. A flick from Kaidou's pinky would immediately kill them all. From trying to make Kaidou amiable, it's back to trying to make him the normal despicable villain.
And even MORE! We get it rubbed in our face that there are MORE master swordsman (i.e. people stronger than Oden) that couldn't even scar Kaidou. The decision to not make the scar from Akainu (the original strongest offensive fruit in the world) is just biting Oda in the butt. Trying to delay a decision is only reinforcing, exposing, and or creating new B.S. In a freakin 3 vs. 1 or maybe even 4 vs. 1, 3-4 master swordsman didn't even scratch Kaidou.
There's fresh blood on the noose, but no one/nothing below it other than the crate used to climb up? Unless a kid committed suicide, the crate and tree root/trunk shouldn't completely block the body from view. The WSJ has astronomically lightened their "censorship" on pretty much everything, so worse has been shown in other series.
YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! At least this should be the first legitimate death of a baddie, and it was definitely necessary. Still doesn't change the fact that Oda isn't willing to let Hiyori dirty her hands. We better have some sort of confirmation of Orochi bein 100% dead.