One Piece Chapter 1031 Review/Recap
Remember when Sanji started using that Germa Raid Suit, and how everyone thought that it was so cool? That may no longer be the case. On the one hand, it’s unlocked his latent super-soldier abilities. On the other hand, Sanji’s worried that it’s going to turn him into a psychopath like his brothers. As the fight for Wano reaches its climax, Sanji grapples with the notion that he’s becoming a soldier of science.
After burying Big Mom under a mountain of metal, everyone thinks that Law and Kid beat. Unfortunately, all they managed to do was make her angry. She gets up, sucks the souls out of any nearby Beast Pirates, turns them into Homies, and even drains a year from herself to power up even further. Thus, the two pirates continue to fight the Yonko.
In another section of the castle, Brook and Robin are fleeing from the CP0 Agent’s. Meanwhile, Drake rejects Apoo’s offer to team up, and holds him off while Yamato heads to the armory to stop it.
In another section of the Castle, Sanji’s freaking out. The more his body changes, the more he’s worried that he’s become a monster like his brothers. Not helping the fact is that he seemingly attacked an unarmed Geisha! When Queen finally corners him, Sanji does some soul-searching about being himself or this ‘soldier of science’, and then smashes his Germa suit. Afterwards, he calls Zoro and asks him that if he ends up losing it, then he wants Zoro to take him down. The two pirates agree, before continuing their battle, with Sanji unleashing his full fury on Queen.
Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting things to get this bad for Sanji. I understand where he’s coming from on this. Having seen how sadistic his brothers are, I don’t want him to end up like them. If that means destroying the Germa suit, then it’s for the best. However, there’s two things that should be worth noting here. First, notice how Sanji’s eyebrows now curve in the opposite direction, like his brothers? That probably means his body’s awoken his latent enhancements. Secondly, there’s the fact that he seriously considered becoming a monster for Luffy’s sake. He’s willing to throw his code of honor away if it means helping Luffy. That just shows how Sanji is to his found family. Which is also why I know he won’t end up like his brothers.
We’ve all known Sanji for decades now, and the Straw Hats have known him for years. He’s not a monster, regardless of what he may think. More importantly, he’s got his real family, the Straw Hat Pirates, to keep him grounded. Also, I don’t buy that Sanji attacked that geisha. The moment came out of context; for all we know, she did that to herself to on Queen’s orders to mess with Sanji and get him to use the suit. It doesn’t matter if he’s a soldier of science or supreme chef; Sanji’s just Sanji.
Also, we all know that Sanji ends up becoming a jerk, Nami will kick his ass;).
Good chapter, overall. Didn’t expect it to be this emotional.
I Give “Soldier of Science” a 4/5
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