If I don't see Ice Oni Monster Point Chopper, I am fucking rioting!
That being said, this was a pretty good chapter. We finally get the beginning of the confrontation between Carrot and Perospero that has been building up for over a hundred chapters now. Glad to see he brought Wanda into the mix, because even with Sulong, defeating Perospero is going to be no easy feat. This is very interesting though, because the more this raid/war goes on, the more Oda constantly is setting up tag matches. There really isn't an instance where anyone is fighting a one on one.
I have a feeling that's how this entire arc is going to play out, and rightfully so, because Yonko's and their crews should not be going down in traditional villain fashion. At least not the very first one, when the Straw Hats as a whole still have a decent way to go before they all fall into their respectful places of the highest tiers they will achieve. Usopp and Nami getting absolutely demolished is a testament to that. Even if they are apart of the weak trio, this was just a massacre.
The chapter also once again steers me towards the belief that this raid is going to end in failure, as this seems to be the turning point, as there ain't no way Usopp and Nami are coming back after this until they get some medical attention. This way it can also give the alliance a chance to regroup, rethink their strategy, become stronger, and try again. It falls in line with the one month prediction Hawkins gave us at the beginning of the arc.
We also now have confirmation (Which many speculated to be the case because of Garps punch) that Haki completely negates Marco's regeneration. He knew getting hit my that arrow from Perospero would have been good game. I like how Oda played this scene out as well. When Big Mom saw Carrot and Wanda in their Sulong form, she realized she was missing all the action on the main battlefield, and it caused her to drop Marco and make a beeline for where Kaido is. Little does she know, all the other Sulong Minks have been taken care of. She's going to be disappointed when/if she finally makes it there.
I absolutely love the fact that Oda is actually giving Apoo some shine. Ever since his introduction he was shit on and claimed to be one of the weakest Worst Gen members, and yet here he is, getting mad hype constantly throughout the arc. Oda even slipped in an armament Haki moment as well, which was cool. Really hope he gets a solid fight come arcs end.
And last but not least, we once again have Oda being a massive troll, and adding fuel to the fire for all the Zoro vs Sanji debates. At this point, he's doing it on purpose, and he just wants to watch the World burn. He has Queen call them the second and third best fighters in the crew, but leaves it completely ambiguous as to who Queen is referring to, Lmao. On one side of the fandom, they could argue Queen mentions Zoro first, and Sanji second, so Zoro = the second and Sanji = the third, and on the other side of the fandom they could argue that the only thing Queen has to base this assumption off of is their Bounty posters, and with Sanji's being on the left and Zoro's being on the right, with Sanji's bounty slightly higher, then it means Sanji = second and Zoro = Third. Oda, you are absolutely fucking evil.... Hats off to you for that though. Personally, I am more interested in Queens connection to Judge. Hopefully Oda expands upon that more later, and it's not just some oneoff comment that gets pushed aside never to be spoken of again.
All in all, I enjoyed this chapter, and it's left a ton of stuff for people to talk about and debate over for weeks to come.