One Piece 629 – Why Can’t We Be Friends?
It’s been a while since I’ve seen any form of one battle spanning longer than 3 or 4 pages, but the confrontation between Luffy and Jinbe was pretty bad-ass. Their little flirt never took off into a real battle, because “friends shouldn’t fight.” Makes sense to me. An actual serious battle between the two would admittedly feel out of place. I also believe that’s the first time he explained his Fishman Karate in detail. Affecting the water in humans huh? I wonder if Fishmen have a body make-up of 60-70% water in as well…
As I kind of guessed from the color spread last chapter, one of Robin’s new powers is the ability to make clones of herself. How the hell does she do that with her devil fruit ability? Well if you can clone parts of your body elsewhere, why not your entire body? That’s a damn good ability though, especially if all her clones can physically affect things. She’ll be the one-woman army on par with Zoro’s one-man army. Speaking of which, Brook also showcases a new ability of his, which is basically traveling in soul form. Also a pretty damn good ability. I want to say these abilities are really cheap, but they make sense as “upgrades” from their devil fruit. Hell, Robin’s clutch ability was practically unbeatable until they ran into Kuma, who only survived it because he’s a damn robot. I think that’s the only thing “unfair” in the One Piece universe. The fact that some fruit are just worse than others. But I like that it’s what you make it. The unfairness is used, like a game of paper scissors rock.
A scene at the Candy Factory reminded me that Big Mam resides on this island. I’m not sure if she’s actually there, but she may just make an appearance to change the tides of battle. Would be one hell of a reveal though. She’s been a secret for a long time.