One Piece Episode 1093 Review

One Piece Episode 1093 Review

Blackbeard’s Crew

One Piece Episode 1093 proved me wrong in quite a few ways. I said some things about Blackbeard and Law in my review of Episode 1092. And, those statements didn’t age well at all. I was wrong about the reason Blackbeard was attacking and the strength of Law’s crew.

It turns out that Blackbeard isn’t after Law’s devil fruit or the immortality it can provide. Also, it turns out that the Heart Pirates are actually pretty strong. Jeanbart was able to stop Van Augur’s sniper shot with his body. And apparently, Shachi and Penguin are basically fishmen.

But, even considering this, the Heart Pirates should still be outmatched. Law’s still the only member of the crew with a devil fruit. Meanwhile, all of the Ten Titanic Captains of the Blackbeard Pirates have devil fruits. So, let’s go over who Blackbeard’s crewmates are and what fruit they have.

Genderbent Trafalgar D. Water Law from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Genderbent Trafalgar D. Water Law

We know Blackbeard himself has two fruits. He has the Dark-Dark Fruit and the Tremor-Tremor Fruit. Along with him at this battle against the Heart Pirates are Jesus Burgess, Van Augur, and Doc Q.

Jesus Burgess has the Strong-Strong Fruit, which gives him super strength. Van Augur has the Warp-Warp Fruit which allows him to teleport himself and those he touches. And Doc Q has the Sick-Sick Fruit, which spreads disease. Apparently, the diseases Doc Q can spread can be anything. He spread a gender-bending disease among the Heart Pirates.

The seven other Blackbeard Pirates captains who aren’t at this battle are:

  • Shiryu with the Clear-Clear Fruit
  • Avalo Pizarro with the Isle-Isle Fruit
  • Laffitte with an unnamed devil fruit
  • Catarina Devon with the Dog-Dog Fruit Model: Nine-Tailed Fox
  • Sanjuan Wolf with the Huge-Huge Fruit
  • Vasco Shot with the Glug-Glug Fruit
  • Kuzan with the Chilly-Chilly Fruit

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Battle for the Poneglyphs

Alright, so I said that Blackbeard isn’t after Law for his devil fruit. That’s very surprising. Blackbeard should know that Law’s fruit can be used to grant immortality. After Dr. Vegapunk, Blackbeard probably knows the most about devil fruits. He studied them to determine the strongest ones.

It’s understandable that Blackbeard wouldn’t be familiar with Law’s awakened abilities. That’s fine. But, it seems to be pretty well-known that the Op-Op Fruit can perform the immortality surgery. A lot of people have known that throughout the series. It’s hard to imagine that Blackbeard doesn’t.

And, it’s hard to imagine that Blackbeard wouldn’t want to be immortal. Sure, there are plenty of people who wouldn’t want to be immortal. Seeing everyone you care about die long before you doesn’t seem like much fun. But, I don’t get the feeling that Blackbeard is concerned about that. He just wants power.

Blackbeard vs. Law from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Blackbeard vs. Law

Anyway, what Blackbeard is actually after is the Road Poneglyphs. He knows that there was one in Wano. And since Law came from Wano, he’s assuming Law has a copy of that Poneglyph. Like most other strong pirates, Blackbeard is after the One Piece.

In fact, I think there have only been two top-tier pirates who weren’t interested in the One Piece. Whitebeard didn’t care about finding it. Even when Roger offered to tell him about it, he had no interest. Shanks is the other one, but that might have changed recently.

From what I remember, after the events of Wano, Shanks said that it was time to start looking for the One Piece. However, I still don’t get the feeling that he wants it to crown himself King of the Pirates like everyone else. My guess is that he wants to gatekeep the One Piece in a sense.

Teach Is as Crafty as Ever

Why couldn’t Big Mom or Kaido ever acquire the One Piece? Their crews were massive and also some of the most powerful in the entire world. You’d think that if anyone could find the legendary treasure, it would be one of them.

But, there’s one major thing that was standing in each of their ways: Each other. Big Mom had one of the Road Poneglyphs and Kaido had another. Unless one of them defeated the other, neither could get their hands on all four Road Poneglyphs. And, that’s assuming they could find the other two.

We know the third Road Poneglyph was on Zou. But, nobody knows where the fourth is. At least, as far as we’re aware. It’s entirely possible that someone like Im or Dr. Vegapunk knows where it is. So, we may learn of its location in this arc.

Kuzan freezing Cacao Island from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Kuzan freezing Cacao Island

Anyway, Blackbeard had the same problem as Big Mom and Kaido. He didn’t want to have to fight Big Mom to get her Poneglyph. And he didn’t want to have to fight Kaido to get his. Blackbeard is strong, sure. But, he’s also crafty and will generally try to find the most efficient way to achieve his goal.

So, what did Blackbeard do? He sat back and let Luffy, Law, and Kid take out both Big Mom and Kaido. And then, he waited at an island where he figured one of those three would head toward next. That happened to be Law.

Blackbeard assumed those three wouldn’t continue traveling together. So, he didn’t have to worry about fighting them all at once. If he only had to fight one of them, he was convinced he could win. Even against Gear 5 Luffy, at this point, Blackbeard probably still has the advantage.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1093? Were you expecting the Heart Pirate crew to be as strong as they are? Do you think Law is going to lose his devil fruit during his fight against Blackbeard? And, where do you predict the final Road Poneglyph is located?

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