One Piece Chapter 1039 Review/Recap
We all knew going into the Wano Arc that beating Kaido wasn’t going to be easy. In fact, it would likely be the toughest fight that Luffy and the others have partaken in thus far. Then Big Mom and Kaido joined forces, and I knew that this would be a battle for the ages. The two Yonko have been ridiculously powerful enemies, but I think that one of them may be down for the count. This week, Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid might have brought Big Mom down. Or at least taken her out of the fight long enough for Luffy to do his thing.
Following Law’s devastating internal attack on Big Mom and Kid ramming her with a metal bull, the Yonko’s left reeling from the damage. Unfortunately, the two pirates start arguing about whose going to be the one to take her down, giving Big Mom enough time to heal herself using her own powers, then counterattack.
As the legendary pirate boasts how her and her peers have ruled the seas since before they were born, Kid pins her to a metal wall…only for her to bulldoze right through. However, that gives Law enough time for his ultimate, ultimate attack. Pinning the old hag to the floor with his sword, Law pushes his powers beyond their limits, extending his sword until it pierces the ground of Wano itself, creating a massive crater! Just as Law finally loses his strength, Kid comes in with his own trump card: the railgun, Damned Punk! Declaring Big Mom’s era to be over, Kid hits the Yonk with everything he’s got, sending her screaming into the ground!
Everyone, I’m not going to call it until I see Oda ring the bell that says she’s down for the count, but I think that this might be it. I think that Big Mom might have been brought down by the power of Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law!
Think about it: she’s been fighting almost nonstop since this war began. She’s taken damage from many of the Alliance’s heavy-hitters, and came close to drowning in the process. Couple that with the damage she’s gotten just now, I think this she might be out of the fight. With any luck, she’ll be out cold long enough for Luffy to win against Kaido.
In addition, Law’s last attack might have been a double blessing. If I’m correct, that massive crater outside the Flower Capital’s the right size for Onigashima. If Momonosuke can lower the island into it, it will land in Wano without killing anyone. Problem solved!
If this truly is the end to Big Mom, then all that’s left is the main event: the fight between Luffy and Kaido. I’m beyond hyped to see how this goes, and I can’t wait for the anime to reach this point. It’s going to be legendary.
I Give “Top Billing” a 4.5/5
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