One Piece Episode 1086 Review

One Piece Episode 1086 Review

New Arc, New Bounties

One Piece Episode 1086 is officially the first episode of the Egghead arc. Starting with this arc, I’ll be doing weekly episode reviews for the remainder of the series. But, as you may know, Episode 1086 isn’t the episode that aired this week.

In fact, the episode that aired this week is a special episode that I won’t be covering. But, that’s not why I’m reviewing Episode 1086 now. I’m a few episodes behind. So, over the next couple of weeks, there will be two episode reviews per week until I’m caught up.

Anyway, with the new arc starting, we also have new bounties for the Straw Hat Crew. So, let’s take a look at how much the bounties of each crewmate have increased since the events of Wano.

The biggest bounty of the crew is obviously Luffy’s, sitting at 3 billion berries. That puts him beneath Mihawk, Buggy, Blackbeard, and Shanks.

Robin receiving a newspaper from a news coo from the anime series One Piece Episode 1086
Robin receiving a newspaper from a news coo

Zoro has the next highest bounty on the crew, at 1 billion 111 million berries. Jinbe’s bounty comes in third at 1 billion 100 million berries. And Sanji’s is fourth at a measly 1 billion 32 million berries.

To me, the biggest surprise was how low Robin’s bounty is. She’s only worth 930 million berries. That’s not a lot considering how important her capture is to the World Government. After Robin, there’s Usopp, with a bounty of 500 million berries. And then we have Franky, whose bounty is 394 million berries.

Brook’s bounty is 383 million berries. Nami’s is 366 million berries. And Chopper’s bounty is a whopping 1 thousand berries. Ironically, Chopper’s bounty is the one that increased the most percentage-wise. So, he shouldn’t be too mad. A few more increases like that and he’ll be worth the most.

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Cross Guild

One of the big takeaways from this episode is that there’s a new organization to be wary of: Cross Guild. This is a group led by three former Warlords, Buggy, Mihawk, and Crocodile. But, why and how did these three come together?

Okay, so, this happened a while back. But, do you remember the Reverie? I know, that’s pre-Wano stuff that happened like 2 years ago in the anime. But, during the Reverie, the nations of the World Government disbanded the Warlords. This meant Buggy, Mihawk, and Crocodile were now regular pirates once again.

That means they were no longer sanctioned by the World Government. And, in turn, that meant the Marines were coming after them. To combat this threat, these three decided to team up. Though, it’s more like Crocodile and Mihawk decided to team up. Buggy’s just kind of along for the ride.

Mihawk and Crocodile with Buggy's head from the anime series One Piece Episode 1086
Mihawk and Crocodile with Buggy’s head

But, there’s an important question to ask here. Is this group actually dangerous? As we learned from the end of Wano, they’re now an Emperor of the Sea crew (led by Buggy). Do they deserve that recognition over the likes of the Kid or Heart Pirates?

This is probably obvious to most of you. But, I’m going to say that Cross Guild isn’t as strong as the Marines believe. Sure, we know Mihawk is a swordsman on par with Shanks. But, he doesn’t exactly have any desire to overthrow the Marines or the World Government.

And then there are Buggy and Crocodile, who aren’t that dangerous, even if they do want to engage in piracy. Okay, sure, Crocodile is dangerous on a technical level. He has a logia fruit and can do some damage. But, there’s no way he and Buggy could defeat even a single Marine admiral.

Buggy the Genius Jester

As we all know, Buggy is a comedic relief character. So, of course, he was going to be named as one of the Emperors of the Sea. It’s the same as when he was named as one of the Warlords. He didn’t earn it. It was all coincidence.

That same thing is happening now. Buggy hasn’t done anything himself to earn this title. What happened was that he was a former Warlord who teamed up with two other former Warlords. And, thanks to fliers made by his crew, the Marines believe that he’s the mastermind behind it.

In reality, Crocodile is the mastermind, Mihawk is the muscle, and Buggy is the mascot.

But, what I like about seeing Buggy continuously fail upward is how similar he is to Usopp. He went from Buggy the Clown to Buggy the Genius Jester. This is like how “Captain” Usopp became known as God Usopp.

Buggy the Genius Jester from the anime series One Piece Episode 1086
Buggy the Genius Jester

Is there anywhere for Buggy to go from here? Has he peaked as a pirate? Logic says yes. But, I’m going to make a prediction and say that no, he hasn’t peaked. I’m betting that at the end of the series, Buggy will be “King of the Pirates.”

That’s not to say that I think Buggy will acquire the One Piece or anything. It would feel weird if Luffy didn’t achieve that. So, technically speaking, Luffy will be the King of the Pirates. However, technicalities and the truth don’t matter when it comes to Buggy’s success.

I can see the World Government, Marines, or the world at large believing Buggy found the One Piece. Once Luffy finds it, will he care about making sure everyone knows he found it? I doubt it. And so, Buggy will be the one who gets all the glory.

Final Thoughts

What do you think about One Piece Episode 1086? Which of the Straw Hat crew members’ bounties is the most surprising? Is the Cross Guild worth going after right now? And, do you think this is the peak of Buggy’s upward trajectory? Let me know in the comments.

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My review of Episode 1087 is available now.

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