One Piece Chapter 1012 - Initial Thoughts
And finally we're back, freaking Golden Week ¬_¬
After yet another break we can kick on with One Piece, I won't lie, the two consecutive breaks have disrupted the flow a bit but it can certainly recover, so let's get into the fallout
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A Kid cover page was cool, but it was a fan request so it's not the Top 40 stuff yet
Back with the scabbards and we're now throwing death flags on Kiku and Izo, please don't Oda they only just reunited
Izo was coy about what would happen though, probably because he knows that either a Yonko or the World Government would swoop in immediately on it
Kin'emon going alone to find Momo, that's kinda a bad plan I think, even if Kiku wants to finish off Kanjuro - which she shouldn't, Kin'emon has a bone to pick with him now
Neko is just now finding out about Pedro, and that Perospero is here, so we might be getting a fight with a candyman, or at least a teamed fight given that I don't think Carrot is finished
Look at Yamato's adorable face with the tiny ass Momo decoy
This is where things get intense though, we've always been told 'if it's one on one, always bet on Kaido', I'm sure Yamato knows about all who tried too
And Momo's about to brush up on his father's adventure log
Back we are with Sanji, but now he's carrying a giant cross
Which is Zoro bandaged up Usopp-style!
Turns out that Law and Zoro teleported right above him, so Law ditched Zoro on him
20 to 30 bones? That's...a lot less than I thought actually...
Also Law you're a doctor couldn't you Op Op on him for a moment before running off and leaving Sanji to turn him into a mummy?
A tiny bit of begrudging respect from Sanji towards Zoro though
And they both agree that Luffy's gonna win, so who am I to doubt it?
HAHAHAHA he fell asleep XD cos he knows he's not in danger with Sanji there to guard him
If this doesn't end with Sanji using Zoro as a weapon it's a missed opportunity
they run into Kawamatsu and Izo, and it turns out Sanji was indeed going for Momo
Looks like we're all going back to the main floor, it is where King and Queen are after all
Back to Big Mom and yup, Pay-Pay is done
Oooh a little panel error there, Ulti has no mask!
Well, you can't fault Nami for trying to manipulate either side, and at least we prove that Big Mom is mainly on her own side
Komachiyo tries to run but then Ulti just destroys the big doggo
Oh no, Ulti...I was a bit of a fan but you lay a hand on Tama and now it's curtains for you, shame...
And I'm not the only one who thinks that, you've incurred the wrath of Big Mom - though Ulti does clap back that BM did the same thing to her Pay-Pay
But then Nami comes back into the fray, now she's gonna properly stand her ground and fight
Okay so we've got some more battle lines drawn it seems. Nami vs Ulti II (with potential assistance from Big Mom) could lead to Nami getting back Zeus into the fight, though you do have to wonder how Big Mom will act towards her enemies protecting her friend.
We also hint at Nekomamushi vs Perospero, which may balance due to Neko's injuries but I still feel like Carrot needs to get involved on that.
Yamato leaving Momo and Shinobu is a risk though, I feel like Kanjuro's definitely gonna pull a fake Kin'emon to draw him out - Terminator 2 style probably - and Kiku may not get the finishing blow she wants.
The rest seems setting up for the main hall, which is where the other two doctors are so Zoro might get to heal up a little more there, but it is getting crowded with good guys given that we already have Chopper, Marco and Drake down there against King, Queen and Apoo, so I feel like someone else may have to come down. I can see Sanji fighting a disaster - likely Queen but he could rematch King - but then you have to wonder what will Izo and Kawamatsu do? Same can be said for Usopp he needs his W too
Law has also gone walkabouts, guessing he's gonna check on his crew or chase Big Mom either of the two. But between that there's still the Black Maria fight (and whatever Brook will do), Sasaki fight, Jack fight, Hawkins fight and Who's Who fight. Not to mention whatever Orochi is doing when he inevitably comes back, and do we expect CP0 to just sit there? Probably not
Good chapter, didn't say no break but I'm expecting none either, we'll see how this builds
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