Welcome to Egghead, the Island of Tomorrow
One Piece Chapter 1062 Review/Recap
I have seen a lot of things in One Piece. I’ve seen islands that reside in the clouds, an undersea kingdom of merfolk, and even islands built entirely around different types of food. However, I don’t think that I’ve ever seen anything like Vegapunk’s home of Egghead island. It’s so advanced that it crosses directly into the realm of sci-fi. Egghead Island really is the island of tomorrow!
Oda, I love you so much. You earn these two-week breaks!
Aboard the Thousand Sunny, most of the crew start gushing over the sight of Vegapunk. Franky gushes over meeting his idol, Usopp loves the cyborg sea monsters, and Sanji just loves how hot Vegapunk is. However, that quickly fades when the woman tries to run their proverbial pockets for money. It’s not until a voice over transponder snail points out that they’re a.) the crew of a Yonko, and B.) Zoro and Robin are ready to end her cyborgs in a second. The man on the radio tells Vegapunk (or, Lillith, as she’s called), to bring them in, though.
On Egghead Island itself, Bonney explains what she’s doing there: she wants answers from Vegapunk on what he did to her father, Bartholomew Kuma. Luffy’s group, though, soon gets distracted once they set foot in Egghead Island itself, and see just how advanced it truly is. As the group proceeds to mess with everything they see, they’re met by a giant girl, Atlas, who rants about how they have all these great ideas but not enough resources to capitalize on them. In addition, the girl introduces herself as Dr. Vegapunk, shocking everyone present.
Elsewhere, a ship carrying Rob Lucci, Kaku, and Stussy of CP-0 is en route to Egghead Island with a Kuma Seraphim. Their mission: find every last Vegapunk on the island…and kill them.
*Takes a deep breath.* There’s a lot of stuff to unpack in this chapter, but I will do my best. Firstly, though, we need to talk about Dr. Vegapunk themself and the realization that there’s more than one of them. Sort of.
According to this chart provided to CP-0, Vegapunk was so busy coming up with all his ideas that he never had enough time to create his inventions. Thus, somehow, he split himself into six separate people so he could do everything he wanted to do. However, each of these “Punks” carries a different facet of his personality. The woman with the sea beasts is his “evil” part. The giant girl, Atlas, who gets mad about not having enough money, is his wrath. And the one that spoke to Lilith is Shaka, his logic.
There’s one major trait that all the Punks have in common so far: they want more resources. They have ideas that could change the world and make it better for everyone, but it seems the World Government refuses to give them the funding. Thus, Lillith resorts to robbing pirates that get too close to Egghead Island.
Vegapunk Needs to Join the Straw Hats
Lack of funding may be the least of Vegapunk’s problems, though. It seems that the World Government’s now bent on killing him to keep his genius out of everyone else’s hands. However, by fate or dumb luck, the Straw Hats are present on Egghead Island. Luffy and Rob Lucci might end up having a rematch soon!
What I’m more interested in, though, is the opportunity the Straw Hats have on hand. If they could get Vegapunk to join their crew in exchange for letting him create as many inventions as he wants, the Straw Hats would be unstoppable! At the very least, Vegapunk might be eager to work with Franky, the one person who could rival him in terms of cybernetics.
As for Bonney, I was surprised to learn that Kuma was her father. On the other hand, that explains more of why Bonney was at the Levely in disguise. She wanted to save her father, but the Revolutionary Army beat her to it. I’m interested in learning more about her and Kuma’s history now.
With that out of the way…holy cow, Egghead Island looks so awesome! Holographic imagery, sleek, metallic appearance, and a machine that can make food for people?!? As a fan of sci-fi, Egghead Island feels like a dream come true! I am seriously looking forward to seeing more of the island of tomorrow, regardless of how long or how short our stay may be!
I Give “Adventure in the Land of Science” a 4/5
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