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One Piece Episode 1105 Review

One Piece Episode 1105 Review

Stussy’s True Identity

One Piece Episode 1105 revealed even more information about Stussy. But, before we get to that, we need to quickly recap what we learned about her in Episode 1104.

Last week, we learned that Stussy is actually a clone of Buckingham Stussy, former member of the Rocks Pirates. And, we also learned that she has some kind of vampiric ability. She can grow bat wings and suck people’s blood to put them to sleep.

That information didn’t really tell us much, though. I mean, we didn’t know anything about Buckingham Stussy. And we still don’t know if Stussy has a devil fruit ability or if she’s a real vampire.

But, at the very least, we now have more information about the original Buckingham Stussy. It turns out, this is a character we’ve seen before. Buckingham Stussy is none other than Miss Buckin, the mother of Edward Weevil.

Stussy from the anime series One Piece Episode 1105
Stussy

Okay, so why does this matter? Well, for starters, Buckingham Stussy is the sixth member of the Rocks Pirates that we’ve met in the story. The others are Whitebeard, Big Mom, Kaidou, Shiki (in a movie), and Captain John. If you don’t remember Captain John, he was a zombie on Thriller Bark.

Second, we also learned that Buckingham Stussy was the slacker of MADS and that she knows Dr. Vegapunk. In case you forgot Judge Vinsmoke, Caesar Clown, and Queen were also members.

Third, since she’s still around, she can probably give us a lot of other information. She’s the only person we know of who was on Rocks’s crew and a member of MADS. And, she goes around telling everyone that her son is Whitebeard’s son. So, she has connections.

But, in the next section, I’m going to tear that all down and explain why she’s likely a fraud.

Is Weevil Really Whitebeard’s Son?

To answer the question right away, I don’t believe he is — sort of. But, to explain why, we need to look at Buckingham Stussy a bit more. In this episode, she was stated to be the slacker of MADS and a self-professed scientist.

To me, that doesn’t make it sound like she’s actually a scientist. And, if we look at how she goes around trying to legitimize Weevil, I have even more doubts. She seems like someone who’s just trying to ride off the success of those around her.

I don’t doubt that she was a member of MADS. After all, Vegapunk confirmed that Stussy is a clone of her. So, that implies that Buckingham Stussy and Vegapunk are connected in some way. But, after seeing how she acts compared to the other members we know of, I can’t see her actually contributing anything.

Edward Weevil from the anime series One Piece Episode 1105
Edward Weevil

Also, look at the other former members of the Rocks Pirates we know of. They’re all formidable pirates in their own right. Then, look at Buckingham Stussy. It seems like she was likely a freeloader on the Rocks crew, as well.

The only piece of information that points to the contrary is Stussy (clone). She took down both Kaku and Rob Lucci, even if it was a surprise attack. So, it’s possible that Buckingham Stussy could actually fight when she was younger. But, I still find that unlikely.

So, what about Edward Weevil? Is he the son of Whitebeard? Buckingham Stussy claims that Vegapunk can verify it.

Well, my guess is that Weevil is a sort of clone of Whitebeard. We already know Buckingham Stussy was cloned. So, why not Whitebeard? Weevil doesn’t seem to be a pure clone, though. I get the feeling he also has some Queen DNA in there.

St. Jaygarcia Saturn

For me, the biggest surprise of the episode was the appearance of St. Jaygarcia Saturn. Is this the first time we’ve seen one of the Five Elders alone and not in their plotting room? Also, is this the first time we’ve learned the name of one of them?

Even if this isn’t, let’s break down his name. Is he actually a saint? No. As you may recall, the Celestial Dragons are all referred to as saints. And, I don’t know if this was confirmed, but I believe the Five Elders are selected from among the Celestial Dragons.

So, the fact that his name has St. at the start isn’t surprising. What is surprising is the second part of his name, Jaygarcia. It’s surprising because I have no idea what the relevance would be. I think that’s his name, and there’s nothing more to it.

St. Jaygarcia Saturn from the anime series One Piece Episode 1105
St. Jaygarcia Saturn

What about the Saturn part? That seems important. And, my guess is that this is his title within the Five Elders. Technically, they’re not called the Five Elders. That’s what the English subtitles call them. They’re actually the Gorōsei (五老星), which translates to “Five Elder Stars.”

But, Saturn isn’t a star, right? Correct! However, sei (星) isn’t only the word for “star.” It can also mean “planet” (other than Earth). So, with that information, his name being Saturn makes a lot more sense. I’m going to predict that the other Five Elders are also named after planets.

Which planets are they going to be named after, though? Well, that’s actually easy to figure out. Earth isn’t going to be one of them. And, the ancient weapons are already named after Pluto (not a planet, I know), Uranus, and Neptune. So, that only leaves Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

The more you know.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1105? Do you think Buckingham Stussy has ever been anything other than a fraud? Do you believe her when she says that Edward Weevil is Whitebeard’s son? And, did you realize what the names of the other Five Elders were after seeing Saturn’s?

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One Piece Episode 1104 Review

One Piece Episode 1104 Review

Kuma’s Memories

One Piece Episode 1104 reminded me of old One Piece episodes. Is it just me, or did the pacing slow down significantly this week? There were a lot of repetitive scenes and shots that lingered for a bit too long. That’s what every episode of One Piece used to be like.

I won’t say that makes this a bad episode. But, it definitely could have been better. Though, considering what happened in this episode, I guess the pacing makes a bit more sense. This episode was all about setting things up, not finishing them.

Alright, so what’s the first thing Episode 1104 sets up? Whatever happened with Bartholomew Kuma. We still don’t really know. However, we’re getting closer to the truth and we may be able to infer a lot of the details. Still, we’ll have to wait for confirmation on everything.

Bartholomew Kuma before undergoing surgery from the anime series One Piece Episode 1104
Bartholomew Kuma before undergoing surgery

First of all, we don’t yet have proof that Kuma made the decision to become a cyborg on his own. Dr. Vegapunk said that’s the case, but nothing in the flashback we got confirms that. What it does confirm is what Vegapunk hoped to achieve with this experiment.

Vegapunk’s goal doesn’t appear to have been to turn Kuma into a cyborg. That looks like a secondary project, most likely funded by the World Government. Vegapunk’s main goal was to extract Kuma’s soul and memories from his body for research purposes. Is that still shady? Of course.

But, the reason Kuma is a cyborg now is because his soul is no longer in his body. Instead, his soul and memories are what Bonney finds within Vegapunk’s lab. I assume she’ll touch Kuma’s memories and that’s when we’ll find out why he chose to go down this route. What was in it for him?

Another Zoan Awakening

Rob Lucci awakening his Cat-Cat Fruit Model: Leopard was fine. Luffy’s gotten a lot stronger and awakened his Devil Fruit since their last fight. So, it was cool to see that Lucci has gotten stronger in a similar way since then. But, did we need Kaku to awaken his fruit, too?

What did Kaku’s awakening actually do? What was the point of it? It shows that Kaku has gotten stronger since his last fight with Zoro. But, I mean, didn’t Lucci’s awakening kind of already illustrate that?

Did anyone see Lucci’s awakening and think that he was the only member of Cipher Pol to get stronger since Enies Lobby? I doubt it. Lucci’s awakening didn’t only show that he got stronger. It implied that Kaku and the rest of them got stronger too without explicitly showing that. So, we didn’t need to see Kaku’s awakening to know he got stronger.

Awakened Kaku vs. Zoro from the anime series One Piece Episode 1104
Awakened Kaku vs. Zoro

On top of that, Kaku’s awakening isn’t very interesting. It looks pretty much the same as Lucci’s, with the black flames and everything. I guess this is the default awakening look for Zoan-type Devil Fruits. But, since it’s the same as Lucci’s awakening, why do I care?

Okay, sure, Kaku can extend his giraffe neck now. That’s it? That’s so boring compared to other awakenings we’ve already seen. Doflamingo, Katakuri, Sakazuki, Kuzan, and Luffy can all alter the terrain around them. Law can attach operating rooms to people. And Kid can make other people magnetic.

Compared to those, normal Zoan awakenings aren’t anything special. Lucci got faster and stronger and Kaku got a longer neck. So, again, why did Kaku have to awaken his fruit? It’s not like Zoro has a Devil Fruit and Kaku’s matching him. And, I highly doubt Kaku’s going to win here.

Stussy, the Vampire Queen of the Pleasure District

It’s time we talk about Stussy. Clearly, she was the one Dr. Vegapunk called for help. And, as it turns out, she’s a clone of Buckingham Stussy, former member of the Rocks Pirates. So, that was kind of a huge reveal.

This was an extra huge reveal for me, though. That’s because I forgot that Stussy and Kalifa were different people. This whole time I thought Stussy was the one with the Bubble-Bubble Fruit. That’s not Stussy. That’s Kalifa (also of CP0). But, now I understand.

The reason that’s an important distinction, though, is that Stussy might have a different Devil Fruit. When she betrays Lucci and Kaku, she grows large bat wings, her canines extend, and she drinks their blood, putting them to sleep. That’s definitely a different ability than the Bubble-Bubble Fruit. But, what is it? Is it even a Devil Fruit power?

Stussy the vampire from the anime series One Piece Episode 1104
Stussy the vampire

If this ability is a Devil Fruit power, I think there are only two possible fruits it could be. Either it’s the (mythical?) Human-Human Fruit Model: Vampire. Or, it’s a vampire bat fruit — maybe the Bat-Bat Fruit. But, there’s a problem with those theories.

There’s already a mythical Bat-Bat Fruit Model: Vampire that exists in one of the One Piece Games. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t count as canon. But, as far as I’m aware, Oda doesn’t reuse these non-canon fruits in the canon story.

Also, Stussy is a clone. If cloning also copied Devil Fruit powers, there would be no reason for Vegapunk to develop the Green Blood for the Seraphim.

So, what other option is there? Well, Stussy could actually be (a clone of) a vampire. That would explain this ability we see and explain how she has it without the Green Blood.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1104? Did you think the pacing of this episode was extra slow compared to recent episodes? How do you feel about Kaku awakening his Devil Fruit? And, do you think Stussy has some kind of vampire Devil Fruit or is a vampire herself?

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One Piece Episode 1103 Review

One Piece Episode 1103 Review

Zoro Protects the Sunny

One Piece Episode 1103 was kind of an interesting episode. A large part of the episode was about Bonney and Dr. Vegapunk, who are two characters I want to know more about. And, at the end of the episode, we got to see what Kid and Garp are up to. So, that was cool.

But, the start of the episode was about CP0 attacking the Thousand Sunny — the Straw Hats’ ship. Did they successfully destroy the Sunny? Of course not. However, the reason why they didn’t was something I actually forgot about. Zoro and Brook are there.

I completely forgot that Zoro and Brook stayed behind on the Sunny until we saw them there in this episode. It makes sense, though. I feel like Zoro often opts to stay behind and protect the ship. And, Brook staying behind isn’t out of character, either.

Zoro protecting the Sunny from the anime series One Piece Episode 1103
Zoro protecting the Sunny

With these two protecting the ship, the rest of the crew doesn’t have to worry about it getting attacked. Obviously, Zoro is strong enough to protect the ship on his own. After Luffy, he’s the strongest member of the crew — and is even considered one of the Supernovas. Oh, and he was able to cut Kaido.

But, let’s not forget that Brook is pretty strong, as well. I don’t remember him doing anything particularly amazing in Wano. However, think back to Whole Cake Island. Brook fought against Big Mom one-on-one. It wasn’t a very long fight because he escaped. But, he still did it.

So, what I’m saying is that these two are more than enough to take on CP0. Even though they’re outnumbered, I don’t see them having a problem. At least, not if it’s only CP0. As we know, CP0 also has control of the Seraphim right now.

Bonney’s Futile Wish

Moving on to Bonney and Dr. Vegapunk, there are some things we need to talk about. First of all, Vegapunk says that he can’t turn Kuma back and that he can’t tell Bonney why. That’s weird, right?

At first, I thought there might be some crazy twist. You know, like that Kuma was either always a cyborg or had never been turned into a cyborg. That would be wild. But, it would explain why Vegapunk can’t change him back. There would be no “back” to change him to.

However, I no longer believe that’s what’s going on. And, my reason for this is that Vegapunk says that it was Kuma’s decision to basically end his own life in this way. The way Vegapunk phrased it makes it sound like yes, Kuma was alive, but now he’s not.

Dr. Vegapunk turned into a child by Bonney from the anime series One Piece Episode 1103
Dr. Vegapunk turned into a child by Bonney

Unfortunately, we don’t get to find out exactly what’s going on with Kuma in this episode. But, Bonney found a part of Vegapunk’s lab that has to do with Kuma. And, in there, we see a giant paw thing. Is this supposed to be what’s left of Kuma’s “soul” or something?

I don’t know. And, something else I don’t know about is the gems we see pop out of Vegapunk when Bonney makes him younger. Is this something we’ve seen before and I’m just forgetting? I’m pretty confident in saying these gems haven’t popped out of anyone else Bonney’s made younger before.

Also, the fact that Vegapunk explicitly says that these gems are the years Bonney removed from his body tells me this is new. If it wasn’t new, why would it need to be spelled out like that for the viewers? Now, I’m wondering what significance these gems are going to have.

Kid and Garp Make Their Moves

As I mentioned earlier, we get to see what the Kid Pirates and Garp are up to at the end of Episode 1103. We don’t get to see much. But, these ending scenes set up some sub-plotlines that I’m looking forward to.

Starting with the Kid Pirates, they’re off the coast of Elbaff, the island of the giants. Yes, Elbaff actually exists and it’s a place you can go. I mean, we already knew that since giants exist, and also Big Mom grew up there. But, it’s always felt like some far-away place no matter how deep into the New World the Straw Hats get.

What’s interesting, though, is that Elbaff doesn’t appear on the map the Kid Pirates have. They were surprised to come across it. So, is it intentionally left off maps? Or, is this an island that isn’t always in the same place, like Zou?

Vice Admiral Garp from the anime series One Piece Episode 1103
Vice Admiral Garp

Regardless of why Elbaff wasn’t on their map, one thing seems clear. This is where Kid is going to fight Shanks for the second time. The OP shows these two fighting and Elbaff is an island protected by the Red Hair crew. A fight seems inevitable.

Now, what’s Garp up to? In case you forgot (I did), Blackbeard took Koby captive. Garp personally trained Koby. So, there’s no way he’s going to sit back and allow something like that to happen. He doesn’t even ask the higher-ups for permission. He just decides he’s going to rescue Koby.

Of course, he’s not going alone. He makes a stop to pick up Helmeppo and Hibari. I’m not sure how much Helmeppo is going to help. But, in the OP, we see Hibari running with Koby on Beehive Island. And, in the OP, we also see Garp fighting Aokiji. I can’t wait.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1103? Do you think Zoro and Brook are enough to protect the Sunny from CP0? Or, am I underestimating the CP0 agents? Do you remember Bonney’s ability producing gems before? And, what are you looking forward to more, Kid vs. Shanks or Garp vs. Aokiji?

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One Piece Episode 1102 Review

One Piece Episode 1102 Review

Kuma Attacks the Red Port

One Piece Episode 1102 didn’t have the action of the previous two episodes. Instead, it was more about the plan to save Dr. Vegapunk from the Navy. So, it was a decent episode, overall, but not a great one.

Before getting into the stuff with Vegapunk, though, I want to talk about Bartholomew Kuma. The last time we saw him, he had escaped from the Kamabakka Kingdom. There, the Revolutionary Army was treating him, attempting to restore his mind. And, I guess their work paid off — to an extent.

It’s unclear if Kuma leaving the island and heading towards Egghead was his programming. It could have been. It’s very possible that Vegapunk programmed Kuma to come to his rescue if needed. But, from what we saw in Episode 1102, that doesn’t seem to be quite the case.

Bartholomew Kuma falling after crashing into the Red Line from the anime series One Piece Episode 1102
Bartholomew Kuma falling after crashing into the Red Line

Now, as we know, Egghead Island is in the New World half of the Grand Line. And, the Kamabakka Kingdom is in the Paradise Half. So, that means Kuma has to travel over the Red Line to get from one to the other. However, it appears he’s unable to do this in his current state.

At least, he’s unable to get from the Kamabakka Kingdom to Egghead in one go. We see him crash directly into the Red Line and fall to the Red Port. And, this is where his humanity begins to show. Kuma was visibly in pain and struggling. That’s not what I would expect from a mindless robot.

Either the Revolutionary Army was somewhat successful in reversing Vegapunk’s work. Or, what I think is more likely, Vegapunk never erased Kuma’s personality, to begin with. My guess is that he suppressed Kuma’s personality, but built in a trigger to release it.

Assault on the Control Room

With the defeat of Sentoumaru, the Seraphim are now under the control of CP0. This makes sense based on what we see in the OP. At one point, it shows some of the major fights we can expect in this arc and Zoro vs. S-Snake is one of them.

In fact, this fight is happening directly in front of the control room of the Labophase. How do I know that? Did I read ahead in the manga? No. There’s a doorway that literally says “CONTROL ROOM” above it in the background of their fight.

From this, we can be pretty sure CP0 is going to make it that far. And, you know, we also saw the Frontier Dome get shut down in this episode. So, there’s nothing in between CP0 and the Labophase at this point. Or, is there?

CP0 on Egghead Island from the anime series One Piece Episode 1102
CP0 on Egghead Island

Apparently, there’s someone else on the island whom Vegapunk is counting on to save him. It’s a woman whose identity we don’t yet know. But, we know that she’s strong enough that Vegapunk thinks she can stop CP0. And, my assumption is that she’s the one who disabled the Frontier Dome to lure CP0 in.

Who could this mystery woman be? Edison says it’s someone who will have to leave if they take Vegapunk’s side. And, he also says the World Government will hunt them down. So, it’s not someone the World Government is currently after. Or, if it is, they don’t know where this woman is at the moment.

That doesn’t give us a lot of information. But, I’m going to say it’s either a very strong pirate or a very strong Marine. And, I can’t think of any very strong female Marines who would be on Egghead. So, she must be a pirate, right?

Rescuing Stella and the Satellites

I’m not sure if we’ve heard this before, but the Satellites refer to Dr. Vegapunk as Stella. The first time they said it, I thought they were talking about some other character. But, then I realized my mistake. Stella is Dr. Vegapunk. However, no, that’s not his first name.

They call him Stella (Star) because they’re his Satellites (objects that orbit something, like a star). Why do they do this? Because science — particularly space — stuff is part of Vegapunk’s character. That’s why he sometimes says “Quasar” at the end of his sentences. He’s a nerd.

Anyway, the plan is, apparently, not only for the Straw Hats to rescue Vegapunk. They need to rescue Vegapunk and the Satellites. And, that’s going to be a bit more difficult for two main reasons. The first is that this means the Satellites can’t sacrifice themselves to let Vegapunk get away.

Sanji fawning over Lilith from the anime series One Piece Episode 1102
Sanji fawning over Lilith

The second is that Atlas is BIG. Bringing Vegapunk aboard the Sunny is no problem. Even bringing Shaka, Lilith, Edison, Pythagoras, and York shouldn’t be an issue. Sure, the Sunny will be a bit cramped. But, it’s actually much bigger on the inside than it looks.

Atlas is an issue, though. I don’t know exactly how big she is compared to the Sunny. But, I feel confident in saying that she’s too big to ride on it. She’d take up the entire deck. So, what are they going to do about that?

One option is for Atlas to simply not ride aboard the Sunny. The Vegaforce-01 might be large enough to carry her. And, another option is for Atlas to be shrunk down to a smaller size. This seems doable since she’s a cyborg. Put her “brain” in a smaller version of herself and call it a day.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1102? Do you think Kuma’s personality and memories were intentionally suppressed instead of erased? Who do you think the mysterious woman who’s going to save Vegapunk is? And, how many of the Satellites do you think will successfully make it off the island?

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One Piece Episode 1101 Review

One Piece Episode 1101 Review

Luffy vs. Lucci – Round 2 (Continued)

One Piece Episode 1101 continues the fight between Luffy and Rob Lucci. But, for the most part, the animation during the continuation of this fight isn’t as good as in Episode 1100. Still, it’s good content.

Now, it was always obvious to me that Luffy was going to win this fight. It doesn’t matter that Lucci also has an awakened Devil Fruit. As I discussed in the previous review, Luffy’s Devil Fruit is simply stronger. The Cat-Cat Fruit Model: Leopard isn’t beating the Human-Human Fruit Model: Nika.

Lucci, for some reason, thought he stood a chance. However, by the end of the fight, he recognizes the difference in their power. He asks himself, “How powerful is he?!” And, I’d like to answer that question for Lucci. Luffy is powerful enough that he defeated Kaido and was named one of the Four Emperors.

Rob Lucci in his awakened Zoan form from the anime series One Piece Episode 1101
Rob Lucci in his awakened Zoan form

Forget about the fact that fighting Luffy is a bad idea because he’s an Emperor of the Sea. The real reason fighting Luffy is a bad idea is because he defeated Kaido. You know, the “World’s Strongest Creature” Kaido. The guy so powerful that he can’t even kill himself when he tries.

Luffy beat that.

Sure, you can always argue that one Devil Fruit or character is strong or weak against another. You could have a rock-paper-scissors situation. But, this isn’t that. It’s not like Luffy had an advantage over Kaido and Lucci has an advantage over Luffy.

At the end of the day, there are only a handful of people who could defeat Luffy as he is now. We don’t know much about Shanks, but he might be able to. Blackbeard might be able to, as well. And, I’m going to say Im, too. The Admirals? Probably not one-on-one.

The Strongest Form of Humanity

We now know how the Seraphim are able to use Devil Fruit powers that already exist. They have special green blood that basically contains the DNA of the Devil Fruit. This is not the same as the SMILE fruits created by Caeser, which are artificial Devil Fruit.

Why does this difference matter? As Dr. Vegapunk says, creating artificial Devil Fruit only works on Zoan fruit, so far. And, as we’ve seen, the success rate isn’t very high. By using his green blood technology, Vegapunk has been able to replicate the powers of Paramecia fruit. Though, Logia fruit are still too complex.

In simple terms, why recreate the entire Devil Fruit when you could just recreate its ability? The only downside seems to be the cost. That’s why there are only a handful of Seraphim. It’s expensive to make the Seraphim themselves as well as the green blood.

S-Snake blushing from the anime series One Piece Episode 1101
S-Snake blushing

Vegapunk also called the Seraphim the “Strongest form of humanity.” Is he right about that? I didn’t think so. Yes, they’re very robust. But, I have a feeling that they’re not actually stronger than their human counterparts. Like, are we assuming S-Hawk could beat Mihawk in a fight?

Well, at least, I thought that until we saw S-Snake interact with Chopper and Jinbe. Before this, I thought the Seraphim were little more than robots. It turns out that they actually have personalities — and S-Snake is adorable. If it’s S-Snake, I’ll gladly bow down to my new Seraphim overlord.

But, actually, the fact that the Seraphim have personalities is a big deal. The reason I thought the original humans would be stronger is because of their “human ingenuity.” For example, Mihawk could come up with a way to defeat S-Hawk. However, it now looks like the Seraphim can do that too.

Riding the Hyper Capsule Rocket

I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of Episode 1101 was the Jinbe and Chopper content. It started with them thanking S-Snake for pointing them in the right direction. And, it continued through the end of the episode.

As I’m sure many One Piece fans have noticed, there are different groups within the Straw Hat crew. And, members of the crew tend to interact most with other crew members who fall within the same groups.

For example, look at Zoro and Sanji. They’re both members of the “monster trio” with Luffy, so those three interact a lot. Sanji’s also part of a group that includes Robin and Nami since he loves women. And, Zoro is in the “original East Blue crew” group with Nami, so he interacts with her, too. But, Zoro rarely interacts with Robin. They don’t share a group.

Jinbe and Chopper on the Hyper Capsule Rocket from the anime series One Piece Episode 1101
Jinbe and Chopper on the Hyper Capsule Rocket

Now, why am I bringing up these groups? Because one of my favorite groups is the “post-East Blue” group. Robin, Chopper, Brook, Franky, and Jinbe are the five in this group. And, what I like about this group is that, for the most part, they’re older.

Robin, Brook, Franky, and Jinbe are all older than the original East Blue crew. Robin’s the youngest of those four, and she’s still 9 years older than Zoro, the oldest of the original crew. But, then, there’s Chopper — the real reason why I like this group.

Chopper is the youngest Straw Hat. But, he’s often grouped with the older crew members. And, this leads to some of my favorite inter-crew moments. I love seeing Chopper with Robin. Chopper with Franky and Brook are pretty good too. And now that Jinbe’s on the crew, Chopper and Jinbe is another pairing I love.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1101? Do you think we’re going to be seeing a lot of characters returning with awakened Devil Fruit? Does the fact that the Seraphim have personalities change your opinion of them? And, which Straw Hat crew pairing is your favorite?

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