One Piece Chapter 1079 Review/Recap
Okay, Red-Haired Shanks is officially the boss. Every time he shows up, stuff goes down, and fans go wild. When we last saw him, he was facing down Eustace Kid, fresh off the events of Wano and helping beat Big Mom. He thought he was in the running to be King of the Pirates.
Then Red-Haired Shanks puts him in his place.
In a flashback on Egghead Island, York realized the World Government plans to kill her along with everyone else. So she activates her backup plan: have the Seraphim kill everyone, save for her, the OG Vegapunk, and the CP Agents. She even let’s S-Snake petrify her to deflect suspicion. In the present, the island’s in chaos as everyone trying to get to safety.
Meanwhile, at Elbaf, Kid and his crew are sailing straight at the Red-Haired Pirates and their allies. However, not all of them are as strong as a New World Pirate would normally be, since Shanks protects a lot of people. Regardless, Kid prepares to go in guns blazing, constructing a massive metal railgun that he uses to waste the Red-Haired Pirates allied fleet!
…is what would have happened if Kid had gotten his shot off. However, Shanks uses his Observation Haki to see far enough into the future to know what will happen. Enraged, Shanks one-shots the Kid Pirates ship, taking Kid and Killer out in one go. Terrified, the rest of the crew hands over their copies of the Road Poneglyphs to Shanks, begging him to spare them. He does; Dorry and Brogy don’t. The two Giants tear their ship in two, sending it, and its crew, into the ocean. The end result: the Kid Pirates, with a bounty worth 3 billion Berries, get folded.
We all knew going in that the odds of Eustace Kid winning against Red-Haired Shanks were slim to none. After seeing what Shanks did to that Admiral in Wano Country without setting foot there, it’s safe to say he might have the greatest mastery of any Haki user in the series. However, Kid fought against Kaido and Big Mom, and helped take the latter down. That should’ve counted for something, right?
Evidently not. The Red-Haired Pirates ended the Kid Pirates before they even got a shot off. Of course, Shanks has a long history of giving massive flexes. Back to the first chapter, even. Whenever he shows up, people start freaking out if they’re not a Yonko. This is the man that Luffy may end up having to face if he wants to get the One Piece. It’s scary-impressive and scary.
I don’t think that Kid is gone for good since we don’t know if he’s dead or not. However, I do think this might be the end of his chances at becoming King of the Pirates. Either way, the next two weeks are going to be long. Especially since there’s a Blackbeard Pirates ship headed towards Egghead Island! It’s chaos, even by Straw Hat standards!
I Give “The Red-Haired Pirates-An Emperor’s Crew” a 4/5
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