Strawhat Luffy. 400,000,000 Bounty. You know, he should totally be 700 million plus by now, but I have a feeling that’s a change that isn’t too far away. Anyway, I figured like everyone else that the fake strawhats would get whats coming to them, but apparently they weren’t good enough to be beaten by Luffy. Technically he’s only 20 million, so his embarrassment from being owned by Haki alone last chapter was probably humiliating enough. So instead, Luffy absolutely annihilates a Pacifista, something that the entire crew once had trouble with. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think Luffy controlled Gear 2nd to only occur in his arm, which would prove to have some interesting battle consequences down the road. At the very least, it sure would help lengthen his already short life. While he had Haki imbued within his arm as well, it doesn’t seem like the Pacifistas require it to be destroyed, as shown by Sanji and Zoro, who also take down a Pacifista as easy as eating a pie. I mean, taking down a Pacifista now is like breathing to them, and they could easily take on dozens more, if not hundreds. The marines are nothing now, so only the admirals and above could prove a challenge. If anything, this chapter has shown a glimpse of where the power levels are at now.
Anyway, Sentoumaru was evaded a little too easily, so I think he’ll prove to be an obstacle next chapter. I was a little touched with Rayleigh’s tears, though slightly confused. Was he tearing up because “his boy had grown into a man” or “his dreams are still so strong” or “he’s such a straightforward and good guy, like the shining force of the new era and still gives me hope” or “he’s so much like Gol D. Roger”. Hmm, I think it’s all of those combined, I guess?