One Piece Episode 1089 Review

One Piece Episode 1089 Review

The Lulusia Kingdom Never Existed

One Piece Episode 1089 was an amazing episode. Everything about it was great. The art and animation were great. The direction was great. And, the content was epic. So, let’s get right into the big talking point: Im’s power.

In my Episode 1088 review, I was wondering whether or not Sabo saw Im. We now know he did. And, to prevent him from revealing Im’s existence to the world, the entire island he was on got obliterated. Not by Marine warships, but by what appeared to be Im’s power.

Now, to be fair, we don’t know if this was Im’s doing. It was heavily implied, though. We also don’t know what exactly this power is. Is it Im’s devil fruit ability? Or, is this one of the ancient weapons? If it’s an ancient weapon, that would mean it’s Uranus — we already know where Poseidon and Pluton are.

The Lulusia Kingdom being crossed off a map from the anime series One Piece Episode 1089
The Lulusia Kingdom being crossed off a map

My prediction is that this is Uranus, not Im’s devil fruit ability. It’s been long theorized that Uranus would be a sky-based weapon. And, if this is a devil fruit ability, I have no idea what devil fruit it would be.

But, regardless of what this power is, we can be pretty sure Im’s held it for a very long time. Remember that little thing called the Void Century that took place between 800 and 900 years ago? Remember how it ended with the destruction (and disappearance) of the ancient kingdom?

Well, it looks like we now know what happened to the ancient kingdom. After its destruction, the World Government (and likely Im) came to power. So, it seems pretty clear that Im used this same island-destroying power 800 years ago. Forget everything Morgans is writing about, this is big news.

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Entering a New Chapter

You might have noticed that the second part of Episode 1089’s title was “Luffy and Sabo’s Paths!” But, that’s kind of a weird title for the episode if Sabo’s path just came to an end, right? That’s why I’m pretty sure Sabo survived the destruction of the Lulusia Kingdom.

How could he have done this, though? It’s not quite as hard as you’d think. After all, Sabo has a logia devil fruit. That means the lasers that rained down from the sky shouldn’t be able to hurt him — unless they’re haki lasers.

The only thing he has to worry about is ending up in the ocean now that the island no longer exists. But, I have faith that he’ll figure out some way to escape a watery grave. Oh, and speaking of the island disappearing, did you notice the giant hole that was left behind?

It looks a lot like the hole below Enies Lobby. Is that where the ancient kingdom was once located?

Nami shivering in the snow from the anime series One Piece Episode 1089
Nami shivering in the snow

Anyway, enough about Sabo’s path. What about Luffy’s? We know that this is the Egghead arc. And, we know the Straw Hats are going to make their way to Egghead Island. But, at this point, they don’t really have a destination.

It’s not like, after Wano, they knew they were going to Egghead Island next. If you recall, Luffy, Law, and Kid all chose different directions and went their separate ways. And, on top of that, nobody knows where the final Road Poneglyph is.

For the first time in a long time, the Straw Hats don’t have a clear destination. Ever since Punk Hazard, their path has been set. From Punk Hazard to Dressrosa to Zou to Whole Cake Island and finally to Wano. Now, they’re back to exploring.

The Girl in the Water

Despite being in a cold, snowy climate, the Straw Hats came across a hot, floating bubble of water in the ocean. Then, they noticed that there was someone within this bubble. Am I the only one who thought they were about to pick up Sabo?

Well, my Sabo theory didn’t last long. It turns out the person in the water was Jewelry Bonney, a member of the Worst Generation. She’s one of only two pirates from this generation who hasn’t gotten much screen time. So, I guess Egghead is the arc in which she’ll get to shine.

Law spent a lot of time with the Straw Hats. Blackbeard is one of the main antagonists of the series. Bege was at Whole Cake Island. And, Kid, Hawkins, Apoo, and Drake were all at Wano. Other than Bonney, Urouge is the only Worst Generation pirate we haven’t seen much of.

Jewelry Bonney (child form) from the anime series One Piece Episode 1089
Jewelry Bonney (child form)

Do you think Urouge is going to make an appearance in this arc, as well? From what I remember, the last time we saw him was before Apoo sold Kid and Hawkins out to Kaido. Kaido jumped off a sky island at that point, and I think we saw Urouge sitting up there watching.

I’m going to guess that Urouge isn’t going to be in this arc. Maybe he’ll be in the next arc (Elbaf?). But, I’m also going to guess that Bonney’s going to play a major role here. She’s going to be like Law in Dressrosa, Bege in Whole Cake Island, and Kid in Wano.

I’m looking forward to learning more about her. We know her devil fruit lets her change the age of herself and others. We also know she likes to eat a lot. However, I don’t think we know much else about her.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1089? Do you think the power Im used to destroy the Lulusia Kingdom was Uranus or a devil fruit ability? How do you think Sabo is going to have escaped from the destruction? And, what do you want to learn about Jewelry Bonney in this arc?

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My review of Episode 1090 is available now.

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