I think this chapter really develops a couple characters really well; we see Kid have some nice introspection on his “failures” as a pirate, and it’s nice to see some characterization other than the “cockiness” with no results. Killer is a strong right-hand man, and he really was able to analyze the situation under high stress so he ate that.
I also like how Big Mom is portrayed here, a lot of people are overlooking it, but she isn’t trying. Her throughout their fight we see her laugh and taunt them more; saying how she’s surprised they haven’t fought back hard enough and it’s showing. She wants more of a challenge (something she expected from Kid), and at the end of the chapter she’s smiling because she’s gonna get one lol.
Denjiro already cut Orochi's head off. He's been missing for 20 chapters, so clearly he's somewhere else doing something.
There's also a reasonable theory to assume that that person who healed them was not Hiyori. It's been 25 chapters and it was a silhouette. That makes zero sense to hide a known character this long. I'm still guessing Kanjuro's true form. And we'll see him healing Kiku/Kin while crying again. Either that or it's Toki's dead spirit lol, it IS the fire festival after all
OK chapter, the Sanji part at the beginning was interesting. Killer vs Hawkins was kinda filler. Let's hope Big Mom doesn;t go down pathetically against Kidd and Law, who are leagues below Luffy in terms of Haki. Also Big Mom has barely fought anyone compared to Kaido (who took attacks from all scabbards, supernovas, Yamato, and then Luffy again)
Kid on demon time
- Went to Big Mom's terrirotry and stole something of value
- Injured one of her Sweet Commanders
- Tanked her punch on the roof and smile
- Tanked her Fulgora attack
- Almost ended her life on the roof
- Overpowered her and slamed her to the floor
- Tanked another one of her newer attack even though he was nerfed and stood up smilng
Big Mom is done out here
Well, there’s as blatant confirmation as there’s going to be that Law and Kid will be beating Big Mom (aside from when they actually do it), which should finally end the the fanboy stuff about any other supernova not named Luffy being above either of them. They’re two of the top three of the generation and Luffy’s rivals. They were never going to be weaker than anybody but him within that group. Pretty apparent what’s going to happen, based on the ending scene of the chapter.
It’s also great that we’re getting ready to see that fight in its entirety as well. I’m looking forward to it, maybe a bit more than Zoro vs King though not as much as Luffy vs Kaido. Hyped to see it play out.
Hawkins served his purpose as a character well. In a story where being daring and facing overwhelming odds is so important, it was clear that a man who left his decisions up to cards and taking the safest chance would eventually have his philosophy challenged like this.
It makes sense that not every supernova would end up being as dauntless as Luffy and Kid and would crack under the pressure of the Yonko. The fact that he did show signs of regret just deepens his character honestly.