One Piece 708 – Nobody Wins with a Headbutt!
It looks like Lucy has gotten himself into a wildly precarious position – his cover is not going to hold up any longer, and both Don Chinjao and Cavendish are eyeing for his head fervidly! The leader of the Chinjao Family is clearly not an ordinary foe and even if he’s not a Devil Fruit user, those mighty headbutts that he unleashed are pretty destructive in their own rights. A 500 million bounty would indicate that he is at the very least, as powerful as a Shichibukai, but the aspect about his introduction that especially stood out to me is what it says about Monkey D. Garp – just how fearsome was the Vice Admiral that he was able to inspire such intense malevolence within an adversary as powerful as this one! The battle of C Block should prove to be highly amusing – if it indeed happens, and I have no doubt Don Chinjao is more than capable of putting up a good fight, even when he’s measured up against Luffy. Then there’s the question of how Cavendish will fit into the picture – the true extent of his abilities will remain a mystery for now, but what we know for certain is that, like Zoro, he is an owner of a Meito – which without doubt, would have prompted fits of passionate elucidation from Tashigi if she was present! The revelation that he is a swordsman could lead to a future confrontation that pits the Pirate Prince against Zoro – let’s not forget, the Pirate Hunter is one of the Eleven Supernovas as well – and while he seemed intent on killing Luffy at the moment, I have a certain suspicion he will eventually come forth as an ally for the Straw Hats, not before getting his pretty ass kicked though.
The coliseum battles continued to move forward at a blistering pace and even as I’m still expecting Bellamy or Bartolomeo to emerge as the winner of B Block, it’s also increasingly evident that there’s more to Gladiator Ricky than meets the eyes. A number of readers (Love you guys, keep the comments coming!) have noted the possibility that he might turn out to be Kyros – the legendary gladiator of Corrida Coliseum and despite the fact that we have yet to receive any visual confirmation of his combat capabilities, even I have to admit his character depiction does fit the bill pretty well. In any event, the latest development pretty much confirmed that Lucy’s cover is completely blown and by my assessment, it’s highly possible Doflamingo or a member of the Donquixote family is already in the know. Whether Lucy remained undercover or not might not really matter as much as he thinks, but what’s also progressively apparent is the fact that he might not be able to handle all the opponents at the Corrida Coliseum just by himself and the rest of the Straw Hat crew could be joining the fray sooner than we think.
tl;dr: @SeishunRC – #OnePiece 708: Those Headbutts! Lucy’s cover is completely blown and everybody is eyeing for his head fervidly #Manga