One Piece Chapter 1086 Review/Recap
Well, everyone, we wanted to know what happened at the Reverie while Luffy was in Wano. Oda gave us what we wanted, blowing the fandom’s mind. The Revolutionary Army laid waste to the Celestial Dragon’s home. Charloss got his face beaten in again. Biggest of all, though, King Cobra was assassinated by Imu and the Five Elders! Sabo got blamed, and Vivi and Wapol ran for their lives. The last surprises of the Reverie aren’t revealed until now, though, and they have blown our minds once more.
Oda, we do not deserve you.
As the Reverie wound down, the people from Alabasta panicked over Cobra and Vivi’s disappearance. No one knows that Vivi and Wapol stowed away on a King’s ship so Morgans could pick them up. In addition, Bonney and Sabo flee on separate boats; the latter heads for Lulusia.
As Sabo finishes his story in the present day, he explains that he didn’t tell the truth about Cobra at Lulusia because how so many people saw him as a hero for “killing” him. He also reveals that he wasn’t on the island when the World Government destroyed it. He was already on a ship leaving and disguised his transmission to appear like it was coming from Lulusia. As a result, he and the recruits they took saw firsthand how the World Government destroyed the country using a WMD called “Mother Flame.” While they’re unsure if it’s one of the Ancient Weapons, Ivankov thinks Vegapunk himself might have designed it (he’s right. It was.)
Meanwhile, the World Government’s dealing with the aftermath of the Reverie. With the Warlords disbanded and Kingdoms in revolt, they’re sending the Marines and the Seraphim all over the place to maintain order. In Mariejois, though, Mjosgard’s been executed for protecting the Fishmen. The judge, jury, and executioner is none other than the leader of the Holy Knights, Saint Figarland Garling, the former King of God Valley.
Holy crap, this chapter did not need to go as hard as it did! We finally learned what happened during the Reverie that left the whole world shaken, and it’s no wonder. The Five Elders were revealed to be monsters in not just deeds but in appearance. This chapter even gives us their full names and titles in the World Government. Given how they’ve been seen throughout the series for years, the fact that we’re getting their names now means only one thing: they’re about to take a bigger role in what’s to come.
Then we have the addition of the Holy Knights, another group of people who work for the Celestial Dragons. To be more precise, they seem to work for the Five Elders and Imu directly. What’s most surprising is that their leader is the former King of God Valley, AKA where the Rocks Pirates fell at the hands of Gol D. Roger and Garp decades ago. That country no longer exists, but it seems that the King’s still around and working for the Celestial Dragons. Between the Holy Knights and CP0, it’s a miracle that Sabo, Bonney, Vivi, and Wapol escaped Mariejois with their lives.
Sadly, this chapter also confirms that the weapon that Imu used to destroy Lulusia wasn’t an Ancient Weapon. It might have been something that Vegapunk created to mimic the Ancient Weapons, intentionally or otherwise. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but I think this chapter foreshadows that the Five Elders might use this weapon on Egghead Island. If that happens, then the Straw Hats need to get off the island soon!
As a side note, RIP to Mjosgard, one of only two Celestial Dragons that were good people. He started out as a scumbag, but he died a real one so that Shirahoshi and her family could get out of Mariejois. Respect.
Oda Deserves a Vacation
Sadly, this chapter will be the last for the next month. Oda’s going on break for the next few weeks to recover from upcoming eye surgery. While some might complain about being left hanging, we don’t have the right to do so. Oda’s running himself ragged so that One Piece is as good as it is. He can’t keep doing that forever, or he will work himself into an early grave. None of his fans want to see him do that! As far as this fan’s concerned, he can take off the rest of the summer if it means he can relax. He deserves it, and I can wait!
I Give “The Five Elder Planets” a 4.5/5
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