One Piece Chapter 1078 Review/Recap
If you’ll recall, last week I dropped some ideas on who I thought the traitor was on Egghead Island. I suspected that it might be Stussy due to the timing, but I was mistaken. For the second time since I started reviewing One Piece on this blog, I got blindsided by a surprise traitor. Who it was will either surprise you, or make you say “I knew it!”
Stussy informs Sentomaru of how serious the situation’s gotten for Egghead Island: the World Government knows Vegapunk’s continued Ohara’s research into the Void Century. As such, they’re sending a massive fleet led by Admiral Kizaru and including one of the Five Elders to do to Egghead Island what they did to Ohara. Hearing this, Sentomaru tells everyone in the factory they have one thing to do: get on a ship and run.
The situation’s no good for Franky, either. With half his body now stone, he’s powerless to stop S-Snake from apparently killing Pythagoras. Elsewhere, Nami’s freaking out as Edison clings to life; Brook leaves to find Vegapunk; and Sanji continues to own S-Shark. As for Luffy and Lucci’s group, their fight’s against the Seraphim’s going nowhere. Things get worse when S-Hawk ups and vanishes, forcing Zoro to follow him. And for Kaku to follow Zoro since he has no sense of direction.
Egghead Island’s in utter chaos, with it being noted it’s just one day before an event that will shake the world: the Egghead Incident. However, things began three months before when someone on Egghead Island called Mary Geoise and ratted on Vegapunk. The CP agents that followed up found nothing, though…and they didn’t return. Again, this traitor contacted them, this time telling the Five Elders what was happening. As a result, CP0 was sent to kill Vegapunk, along with one of the Elders and Admiral Kizaru. Then the Straw Hat’s showed up and became a massive wild card. That didn’t stop the traitor from acting, though, which brings us to today, with Shaka’s apparent murder. The traitor is none other than…Vegapunk York.
I have so many questions right now! How did I not realize that York, who’s the embodiment of Vegapunk’s greed, was the traitor? Honestly, I was shocked when I read the spoilers earlier this week; heck, I still am. However, to be fair, I did see York get turned to stone by S-Snake earlier; the perfect cover. My guess is that York ordered S-Snake to do that and change her back when no one else was looking.
The bigger question is why York thinks she can get away with betraying the original Vegapunk and her fellow Satellites like this? She says she aims to become a Celestial Dragon by doing this, which aligns with her character. However, I doubt the World Government will abide by her request; they’ll likely kill all the Vegapunks and destroy Egghead Island like they did with Ohara.
Now that we know that the traitor is one of the Vegapunks, this means that it’s nigh impossible to get the Seraphim’s to stand down. Only someone of higher rank can do that, and the only ones higher than Vegapunk are the Five Elders; and they won’t do that! In other words, the Straw Hats will have to beat the World Government’s deadliest weapons and escape with Vegapunk from the approaching fleet. The odds aren’t in their favor.
I really enjoyed the twist in this chapter, as it only heightens the importance of this arc going into the final saga. Given what the narrator says about what’s to come, the events here will be cataclysmic for the World Government. Could it be the Straw Hats beat the Seraphim and Kizaru before escaping with Vegapunk? Could Vegapunk die? I’m giddy with excitement for what’s to come! I do hope that York gets what’s coming to her, though.
Also, it’s funny how Luffy calls Kaku Usopp. LOL!
I Give “Escape Limit” a 4/5
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