One Piece Episode 1091 Review

One Piece Episode 1091 Review

Don’t Underestimate the Straw Hats

One Piece Episode 1091 wasn’t the most exciting episode recently. But, something I liked about it was the interaction between Lilith and the Straw Hats at the start. Before getting into that, though, I guess I should explain who Lilith is.

Lilith is one of the Vegapunks. What that means exactly is still unclear. We know there are multiple Vegapunks, which I’ll get to later in this review. However, we still don’t know if they’re the same as the Germa 66 children or if they’re something different. But, we know Lilith isn’t the Vegapunk.

How do we know this? Robin says she’s never heard anything about Vegapunk being a woman. And, in response to that, Brook says something completely out of pocket. Confirming Robin’s comment, he says that Vegapunk is supposed to be the smartest guy in the world.

Lilith (Vegapunk) from the anime series One Piece Episode 1091
Lilith (Vegapunk)

I don’t know if anyone else took Brook’s comment this way. But, to me, it sounded like he was saying that a woman couldn’t be the smartest person in the world. I don’t think that’s what Brook meant. However, the way he phrased it really made it seem like that’s what he was saying.

Anyway, in response to all this, Lilith says that the one they’re thinking of is Shaka, a different Vegapunk. Is that the Vegapunk? That’s still unclear.

Anyway, what was the interaction between Lilith and the Straw Hats that I liked? It was when Lilith realized her mistake in underestimating them.

Well, she didn’t exactly realize it. Shaka told her she made a mistake. He pointed out how she was in range of both Zoro and Robin. Either of them could kill her if they wanted to. It doesn’t matter if the Sea Beasts can destroy their ship. They’ll kill Lilith before that happens.

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An Adventure on the Island of Science!

At this point, the majority of the Straw Hats are still on the Sunny. But, Luffy, Chopper, and Jinbe (and Bonney) make their way into the interior of Egghead Island. And, what they find there is like nothing they’ve seen before.

Bonney reveals that this isn’t the first time she’s been on the island. She was here once before when she was a child. Though, we can’t be sure how long ago that was since we don’t know her true age.

What’s clear is that the island wasn’t anywhere near as advanced as it is now when she was last here. Everything she’s seeing on the island is new to her. There weren’t giant holograms or vending machines that can create food within seconds. But, we have to consider the exponential pace of technological advancement.

Chopper, Bonney, and Luffy mad that the giant parfait is a hologram from the anime series One Piece Episode 1091
Chopper, Bonney, and Luffy mad that the giant parfait is a hologram

Look at how fast technology has advanced in our world. The Internet became widely available in 1993. And, only 14 years later, the first smartphones were released in 2007. 17 years after that, we have VR technology that can pin digital screens around your house.

So, even if Bonney had been away from Egghead Island for 15 years, a lot could have changed. That’s especially true when you have a scientist like Vegapunk working there. He’s responsible for most of the major technological developments in the One Piece world. Obviously, the island he lives on is going to advance even faster.

Unrelated, but I also want to point out Bonney’s relation to Kuma. She says he’s her father — and that feels familiar. That might not be new information. But, I get the feeling she’s not biologically related to him. He might be her adoptive father or father figure.

The Vegapunks

Alright, let’s talk about the Vegapunks. What do we know about them from this episode? What do we know about them from the OP? And, what assumptions can we make based on that information? You may be surprised by how much we actually know about these new characters.

First, let’s look at what we know from Episode 1091. We can be pretty confident that there are at least five Vegapunks — and we have the names of three of them. Shaka is Vegapunk 01, Lilith is Vegapunk 02, and Atlas is Vegapunk 05. So, we can assume there are Vegapunks 03 and 04, too.

The OP gives us even more information, though. Not only does it reveal what Vegapunks 03 and 04 look like. But, it also reveals Vegapunk 06. We see all six Vegapunks together twice in the OP. With that in mind, we can assume that there are six main Vegapunks.

Atlas (Vegapunk) from the anime series One Piece Episode 1091
Atlas (Vegapunk)

Why am I saying there are six main Vegapunks? Lilith’s Sea Beast Weapons and giant robot also have numbers. The robot is number 12 and one of the Sea Beast Weapons is number 15. So, are these also considered “Vegapunks?” That’s not yet clear.

In my review of Episode 1090, I also mentioned we saw who I assume is the real Dr. Vegapunk in the OP. One of the shots from the OP shows the six Vegapunks on a screen. Then, an old man with an apple on his head pops out in front of them.

This old man is who I assume the real Dr. Vegapunk is. His age lines up and the apple could be referencing his work on artificial devil fruit. Based on this, I’m going to stick with my theory that the six main Vegapunks are like the Germa 66 kids.

Final Thoughts

What do you think about One Piece Episode 1091? Were you surprised that Shaka considered Robin on a similar threat level as Zoro? Do you think Bonney is Kuma’s biological daughter? And, which of the three officially revealed Vegapunks is your favorite? Atlas has my favorite design, by far. She’s a giant sheep girl.

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