One Piece Chapter 1042 Review/Recap
Don’t you just hate it when someone comes in and interrupts something important you’re doing. It could be an important boss fight in a video game that you’re about to win, or you’re about to score the winning point in a sports game. Or, if you’re Kaido, you’re in the fight you’ve always wanted only for some jerk to come in and ruin everything. It happened to once before: that old hag interrupted his fight with Oden and caused the latter to lose. And now, thanks to CP0, he’s facing a repeat of that event. CP0 ruins everything!!!
In the basement of Onigashima, Drake’s fight with the members of CP0 comes to an end, with Drake ending up on the losing side of things. On the roof of the skull, Luffy’s battle with Kaido reaches an absolute fever pitch, with neither side holding anything back. Kaido even adopts new forms of his drunken fighting style. At one point, Kaido even swallows Luffy before blasting him clean off the island. Yet Luffy refuses to admit defeat as he bounds back to the fight.
As the battle reaches its climax, Kaido berates the people of Wano as stubborn losers, even while Luffy declares them to be strong.
Now at his limit, Luffy prepares one last attack to take Kaido out for good, with the Yonko responding in kind. However, right before either of them can clash, the head CP0 agent appears out of nowhere and distracts Luffy. Thanks to that, Kaido manages to hit him dead center, much to his absolute horror!
You know, I really hate Cipher Pol, but CP0 just jumped to near the top of my hit list. Luffy was so close to bringing down Kaido, and then CP0 shows up out of nowhere and ruins everything for everyone. Not just for the heroes, but for Kaido as well.
Kaido is a man who’s only alive when he’s close to death, and since he’s so strong, no one can really hurt him. The last person who could do so was Oden Kozuki. Had it not been for the treachery of the Kurozumi, Oden might’ve ended Kaido then and there. But now here’s Kaido two decades later, getting blue-balled once more! That’s frustrating for him.
If we’re lucky, then Kaido will curb-stomp that CP0 Agent and then hit himself to make things even between him and Luffy. No one’s going to interfere with his fight with Straw Hat Luffy again, and I want to see Luffy win!
I Give “The Winner Needs No Rationalization” a 3/5
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