Imagine if he returned with Enel too and we got him and Urouge vs Enel?
Wyper was so goated, I really enjoyed his character and wished he would join too. Such an unrelenting, down to earth (ironically) badass.
Skypeia is an arc with such fantastic writing in some places (a lot of bad writing too ofc) but I feel there are some really underrated and great characters in it and its a much better arc than people think. I hated it being called filler like Thriller Bark and idiots telling people to skip it. Its all aging really badly now, shame on them as Oda clearly is taking it personally too lmao.
As someone said too, Skypeia is a microcosm of the series story and it has some of the best badassery, swagger, "manliness"/machoness in the series and it was a very fun, epic, adventurous arc, which I really appreciate it for too.
I really hope Wyper does come back somehow, along with Enel.
I think Vegapunk will introduce flying ships and tech for advanced travel in general, even going into space, between Franky and Vegapunk, I see it happening regardless tbh. Oda loves space/sci-fi too so its inevitable imo, especially with the Enel cover story and so many implications from that in the world building/lore/narrative too.