A play finally brought back Luffy’s latest Gear Fourth form with the final moments of the new chapter in the series! Eiichiro Oda’s original manga series reached the climax of the Land of Wa arc, and with it, the final battles across Onigashima were settled one after another. There have been some major wins in the previous chapters, so all that remains is to settle the fight between Kaido and Luffy atop the Skull Dome. With so much to follow, however, we have seen little progress in this fight.
Previous updates of the fight between Luffy and Kaido revealed that the two have reached a new understanding with each other. A budding respect between the two had grown, and with that respect, Kaido began to fight harder than ever. The same could be said for Luffy as the end of the series’ final chapter sees him plunge back into his final Gear Fourth form, Snakeman in a last ditch effort to defeat Kaido by any means necessary.
Chapter 1041 of the series joins Luffy’s fight with Kaido at the top of Skull Dome, and Kaido realizes that Big Mom has been defeated. He continues to clash with Luffy, but his grief over the loss of Big Mom (especially after they both swore to reach the One Piece treasure together in a powerful alliance before all of this happened) the makes it even harder. The same goes for Luffy as he was surprised by Law and Kid’s victory, and therefore is now pushing towards his own victory.
Snakeman Luffy lands a few notable blows on Kaido as quickly as we’ve seen him use the ability before, and Luffy throws all the energy he has at Kaido in order to knock him down. Knowing that a loss here means the people of Wano will suffer, he gives his all in his last trump card even if it means his body is destroyed in the process. As long as Kaido is defeated, Luffy won’t care about the consequences for himself.
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