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Wait, Vegapunk’s Brain is How Big!?!?

One Piece Chapter 1067-The Punk Clones

One Piece Chapter 1067 Review/Recap

Guys, you are not going to believe how big Dr. Vegapunk’s brain really is. When people call him the smartest man alive, they’re not joking. His brain is less of a brain and more of a supercomputer! And the World Government wants to destroy it!

One Piece Chapter 1067 Cover Page
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Recap

One Piece Chapter 1067-Vegapunk's Big Brain=Internet?
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Having made his presence known to Luffy’s group, Vegapunk explains the secret to his genius. Already smart on his own, Vegapunk ate the Brain-Brain Fruit, which lets him absorb an unlimited amount of knowledge. As a result, his brain’s massive. Vegapunk removed it and put it in the part of the island labeled “Punk Records.” he connects to all of it via that antenna on his head, and his clones, the Punks, synchronize once a day to share their knowledge. 

One Piece Chapter 1067-Bonney Tries to Kill Vegapunk
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As impressed as everyone else is, Bonney doesn’t care. She wants Vegapunk to pay for what he did to her father. However, the weapon she tries to use just attracts a swarm of bugs, making her pass out. Despite this, Vegapunk admits that he did do her wrong, but he still considers Luffy coming to Egghead Island to be fate. Thus, he wants Luffy to take him away from the island.

At that moment, the ship carrying the members of CP0 requests to dock at Egghead Island. Realizing that they have no intention of coming in peace, Punk Shaka refuses to give them entry and tells the Straw Hats to prepare for battle. Elsewhere, in the Kamabakka Kingdom, Kuma suddenly gets up from where his comrades are repairing him and begins to move out.

One Piece Chapter 1067-CP0 on the Move
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Review

So, just to make sure we’re all on the same page regarding Vegapunk’s massive brain: it’s basically a biological supercomputer at this point. And Vegapunk’s dream is for the world to one day access it and share all of the knowledge he’s gathered? We all know that he’s basically describing the Internet. Jinbei even lampshades this by pointing out how some people would add skewed or biased information to it. That’s how the Internet works. Regardless, I think that Vegapunk’s dream is awesome. Not only would it help everyone as a whole, but it would also break the World Government’s suppression of the truth. 

If this arc’s made anything clear, it’s that the World Government intends to kill Vegapunk. He knows the truth about the atrocities they’ve committed and the lies they’ve spread. If that were to become public, they would lose everything. However, I doubt that they expected for the Straw Hats to show up on Egghead Island. If fighting breaks out (which it likely will), then I think the Straw Hat’s could take CP0. They’ve beaten Rob Lucci before, and Luffy’s way stronger now. Above all, Vegapunk’s brain must be protected.

Kuma’s on the Move

One Piece Chapter 1067-Kuma on the Move
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Then we have Kuma’s sudden movements. This might be a stretch, but I think his behavior might be because of some hidden program Vegapunk left. Something that would make him return to Vegapunk if he were in danger. Or maybe it was because he sensed that his daughter was in danger. Either way, I think Kuma’s going to head to Egghead Island. That in and of itself is a big deal.

Remember, Kuma’s the reason that the Straw Hats got separated for two years. It helped them grow, but it was still a traumatic experience (especially for Sanji.) Seeing him again will make for some interesting reactions. And Bonney seeing her Dad again would make for an emotional reunion. If she’s lucky, Vegapunk could restore his memories and personality. 

One Piece Chapter 1067-CP0 on the Move
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Regardless, a lot of stuff was revealed in this chapter. I liked the reveal that Momonosuke’s artificial Devil Fruit is only imperfect due to the color, and that the mech once attacked the Red Line. It’s little details like that make the world of One Piece so alive. 

One Piece Chapter 1067-Vegapunk Wants Luffy to Take Him Away
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Also, who wants to take bets that Vegapunk joins the Straw Hats? We’ll find out in two weeks. Given how Oda always bounces back with an awesome new chapter after breaks, it’s going to be good.

I Give “Punk Records” a 4/5

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