Kaido Finally Falls! I Hope So, at Least
One Piece Chapter 1049 Review/Recap
We’ve waited, and waited, and waited some more. Honestly, it feels like we’ve been waiting for more than a year. It was worth the wait, though, as we’ve seen Luffy and his friends fight like never before. They’ve ascended to new levels of power to defeat Kaido, with Luffy becoming a rubberhose demigod! However, the fun had to come to an end at some point, and it looks like we’ve finally reached that point. Kaido finally reaches his limit and falls. I only hope that he stays down!
As the final clash between Luffy and Kaido begins, we get a flashback to Kaido’s youth in the Vodka Kingdom. He was the island’s toughest warrior, but they ultimately handed him over to the Marines so that they could get into the Reverie. Kaido escaped, met Whitebeard, and joined the Rocks Pirates. When they fell, he founded the Beast Pirates, and all of that would eventually lead him to Wano. There, he would wait for one person, the same one King was waiting for: Joyboy, the one who will defeat him
As Kaido reaches his absolute limits, the flame clouds holding Onigashima finally fade, sending Momonosuke into a panic. Inside the island, people are faring little better as the fire’s put out by the water of Zou. As Luffy and Kaido clash one final time, Kaido wants to know what world Luffy wants to create. In response, Luffy says he wants a world where his friends can eat as much as they want as he runs his fist into Kaido’s face. At the same time, Momo finally summons the flame clouds he needs to keep the island afloat and brings it to the ground outside the Flower Capital while Kaido gets run into the ground.
Holy cow, I think Luffy just won.
Okay, okay, calm down, everyone. Right now, it looks like Luffy beat Kaido, the invincible beast. However, until I see the panel that says that Kaido has been defeated, I refuse to celebrate. Still, I think that he might be done. Which means…IT’S OVER!!! When Wano wakes up in the morning, they’ll be free from the nightmare of the last 20 years! Granted, there’s still the threat of the Navy preparing to annex Wano, but given that Zunesha’s parked right behind the fleet, I’m not worried. Nor am I worried that that CP0 agent escaped, no doubt to report to their master that Kaido has fallen. As far as I’m concerned, that will merely cement Luffy as a Yonko and up his bounty.
This is…there are really no words I can use to describe how exciting this is. Now, we have to wait the next two weeks to learn if the fight’s really over. If it is, though, then there’s only one thing left for everyone to do: Straw Hat victory party.
I Give “The World You Wish For” a 4/5
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Do you think there will be more of Kaido’s flashback? Or is this all we’re getting? There’s CERTAINLY more to his story- like how he came to know about Joyboy- but will Oda save that for later?