Little interesting note about King, he looks to be performing Jodan-no-Kamae. Also known as the stance of fire in Kendo. As if you needed more proof King is a swordsman. But also a nice connection to his style.
This is true. Before it looked like Oden was the brains and Kaido was the brawn, but now it looks like Kaido at least knew of all the deception if not helping plan it. I don’t think Oda will ever give us a “clean” victory of a pirate taking over a country against their will. It’s a scummy process so they’re going to be scummy as a rule.
I see its said here, "wait until we hear the promise from Orochi to Oden" And I get the logic from a certain point of view, I just find it incredibly weird that Oden for whatever reason decided to trust Orochi. When he himself already knows the man is untrustworthy
Add to that the fact that he knows his country is suffering. At the very least I'd expect him to gather an army in secret, just something other that sitting idly by and ruining his good name while Kaido and Orochi consolidated their power.
Ultimately, the tragedy of Wano appears to be not that Oden was faced with insurmountable odds, but that he was an incredible idiot. That is what leaves a bitter taste for me for these past 2 chapters.
The fight while having a good double-page spread felt like it could've been fleshed out a bit more and ultimately felt a bit anti-climactic to me.
I believe Oda to pull off the traitor reveal but hope that it is nuanced and doesn't fall flat like someone simply being against Oden since he left Wano for those 5 years, the buildup for this reveal has been immense and same should go for its reveal too.
yeah people Oden is a fool but stop criticizing him being fool is his fate and let me quote the legendary dark king : "Maybe there is no such thing as coincidence in this world. Maybe everything that happens is inevitable. Destiny goes on its podding way "
It was not "that battle only" it was THE BATTLE OF ALL BATTLES Xebec might have talked about Roger or something or the reason Roger fought Xebec that day who know but idk if he did something with Roger after that...... but who knows