One Piece sets the stage for the Straw Hat Pirates to avenge their worst defeat ever, thanks to their upcoming rematch with Admiral Kizaru. The powerful naval officer heads to Egghead Island, where Luffy and his companions are currently engaged in a battle against CP0 agents, putting Dr. Vegapunk’s life on the line.
Throughout their adventures at sea, Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates have faced countless battles with dangerous enemies. Almost every time, the strength and spirit of the Straw Hats saw them emerge victorious, but there is one example of a crushing defeat that still burns in the memory of the crew. After arriving in the Sabaody Archipelago, Luffy and his friends were faced with the harsh reality of the New World, when Admiral Kizaru, his underling Sentomaru, and a troop of pacifist cyborgs completely wiped out the Straw Hats. After narrowly escaping thanks to the intervention of Bartholomew Kuma and Silvers Rayleigh, this humiliation caused the group to train for two years to be able to face the dangers of the New World, but Kizaru remains the symbol of the defeat the most overwhelming of the Straw Hats. .
Currently, Luffy and his friends are on Egghead Island, the lab of genius scientist Dr. Vegapunk. The World Government sent the CP0 agents to kill Vegapunk, but they unexpectedly ran into the Straw Hats, which sparked a rematch between Luffy and Rob Lucci. It’s a particularly tense situation, as Luffy is now part of the Yonko, the Four Sea Emperors, and even the Marines are reluctant to provoke. However, One Piece Chapter #1069 reveals that, unknown to both the Straw Hats and CP0, Admiral Borsalino, aka Kizaru, is already on his way to Egghead Island, sent for a “prior operation”.
Luffy and the Straw Hats will finally get their revenge on Kizaru
Even though Luffy briefly crossed paths with Kizaru during the Summit War, this is the first time the entire Straw Hat crew meets the Admiral after their humiliation at Sabaody. It is still unknown if a real battle will ensue, as Lucci badly injured Sentomaru, who followed Vegapunk in his betrayal of the World Government. Kizaru and Sentomaru had a close relationship when they first appeared, so the Admiral cannot take Lucci’s actions lightly. However, Borsalino has always been loyal to the government, so it’s more likely he’ll simply join CP0, resulting in one of the toughest battles the Straw Hats have ever fought.
However, things are quite different now than they were in Sabaody. Besides Luffy, who gained incredible strength from his Devil Fruit awakening, the Straw Hats have several members who can at least withstand an Admiral’s power, such as Zoro, Sanji, and Jinbe. Kizaru possesses one of the most impressive Devil Fruits of all time, a Logia that turns him into a living laser, but Vegapunk has the perfect counter for it: technology that allows touch and manipulation of light, which could become an important asset in this battle. More importantly, One Piece finally gives the Straw Hats the chance to avenge their worst loss, something fans have been waiting for for a very long time.
The latest chapter of One Piece is available from Viz Media.