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Seraphims are Sephiroth Clones, Confirmed!

One Piece Chapter 1070 Shonen Jump Cover

One Piece Chapter 1070 Review/Recap

Why do I hear Sephiroth’s theme playing every time I see the Seraphims? We’ve only known these creations of cybernetics and cloning for a few months by now, but we’ve seen what they can do. Capable of destroying islands, the Seraphim are some of Vegapunk’s greatest creations and the World Government’s newest weapon. This week, though, they get even more terrifying as Vegapunk confirms what we already knew. Our boy Vegapunk cloned Devil Fruits.

One Piece Chapter 1070 Cover Page
Source-TCB Scans, Shonen Jump, Viz Media

Recap

Despite being down, Sentomaru’s not out, allowing the Seraphims to keep fighting for Vegapunk. Between their power and Luffy’s rubber-hose antics, CP0’s backed into a corner.

In the control room, Franky’s aghast that S-Shark has the Swim-Swim Fruit powers. However, Vegapunk reveals that it’s merely a duplicate of the actual Devil Fruit. He could only recreate Zoan Fruits but found a workaround. Using the DNA in a Paramecia user’s blood, he synthesized artificial blood (he calls it ‘Green Blood’) that runs through the Seraphims limbs. In other words, they’re some of the most powerful beings alive. 

One Piece Chapter 1070-Power of the Seraphims
Source-TCB Scans, Shonen Jump, Viz Media

The Seraphims and Luffy hold off the CP0 long enough for the others to make it to the rocket that will take them to Vegapunk’s lab. However, Sentomaru finally passes out from his injuries, leaving them to follow CP0’s orders. The entire lab’s locked down, but they still plan to breach it. In addition, Admiral Kizaru’s coming to Egghead Island with every warship the Navy has available. 

One Piece Chapter 1070-War for Egghead Island
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This is getting crazier by the minute.

Review

After reading this chapter, you can see why I now hear Sephiroth’s battle music when the Seraphim show up. They might actually be some of the strongest entities in all of One Piece, thanks to Vegapunk. To recap, they

  • Possess Lunarian DNA
  • The DNA of the former Warlords and their skills
  • Advanced cybernetics
  • Artificial Devil Fruits

And that’s just what we know so far! While I think the Straw Hats could take them, they wouldn’t walk away without serious injury. In addition, they have to deal with CP0, Kizaru, and the Navy arriving. That’s a lot of tough enemies to fight on their own.

Turn the Seraphims on the World Government?

Maybe they won’t have to, though. Vegapunk has the best technology in the world, plus people who know how to use it. They could hold off the Government until Vegapunk could flee with Luffy. In addition, the Seraphim could turn on the Government if they encounter Vegapunk or the Straw Hats.

One Piece Chapter 1070-Tsundere S-Snake
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It’s a long shot, but the four Seraphim present are clones of people associated with the Straw Hats. In S-Shark’s case, he’s a clone of Jinbei. Maybe they would overcome their programming if they met the Straw Hats they know the best. I.E., S-Snake would choose to help Luffy because Hancock loves him so much.

One Piece Chapter 1070-S-Snake's Power
Source-TCB Scans, Shonen Jump, Viz Media

Regardless, I found this chapter very enjoyable. Seeing Luffy’s madcap antics in Gear 5th is hilarious as ever. And I liked seeing S-Snake act like a tsundere. A little concerned that her powers work on the adults, though, since they only work if her target finds her attractive. As for Kizaru, I’m hoping he shows up. I think it’s time for Luffy to get some payback for Sabaody and Marineford. 

Happy holidays, everyone. And may 2023 be just as great for anime as 2022 has been!

I Give “The Most Powerful Beings” a 4/5

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