One Piece Chapter 984 : Yamato Revealed

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One piece is written and illustrated by Eichiro Oda and has been running on Shonen Jump for more than 20 years. It tells a story of a boy who dreams of becoming the Pirate King and how he and his pirate crew search the vasts sea for the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece.

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I know I am 3 days late but better late than never. I’m going to dive into the content.

Synopsis of the Chapter:

Luffy was seen engaging in battle with Page one and Ulti, 2 of the profound members of the Flying six, and a part of the Tobi Roppo. They were invited to the fire festival by Kaido himself.

The ending of the last chapter showed us a mysterious character using Kaidos Thunder Bagaou on Ulti and Page one. Decimating them completely.

The mysterious character Yamoto, who is the son of Kaido helps Luffy escape the duo to safety. Luffy being cautious is vary of this stranger. He picks a fight with Yamato not knowing who he is and not knowing why he is helping him. While they are fighting Yamoto says ” This is only making me remember a battle from the past.”

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The fact that he would say something like this is very intriguing indeed. Did they know each other from before?

Was he a past enemy now turned into a friend?

The scene shifts to the Performance Stage in the Skull Dome where Momonuske is shown dangling from chains, badly bruised and humiliated. The straw hats can only look in despair as he hangs there. Kaido explains his “Onigashima Plan” to his whole crew.

The next scene cuts to Law and his crew along with Dogstorm, Kiku, and the others traveling in his submarine beneath the island to reach the passage into Onigashimsa through the back. There they meet Cat Viper and a few interesting friends of his who join the fight.

Photo courtesy : Shueisha Shonen Jump Weekly – One Piece

YES!!! Marco has joined the fight and he has brought along Izo, who was the 16th commander of White Beard Pirates. Everyone is ecstatic to see each other but there is no time to reminisce past experiences. Time is of the essence, Marco explains.

The story cuts to its final part where Yamato explains that he was a big admirer of Kozuki Oden and he was there 20 years ago when he witnessed the Hour of Legends where Kozuki Oden sacrificed his life.

He possesses a certain diary containing very important information that he wants to share with Luffy.

In the end, he rips off his mask and a little bit of the torso to reveal that Yamato is a woman dressed as a man. And the chapter ends with a line saying. You remind me of Ace.

Photo courtesy : Shueisha Shonen Jump Weekly – One Piece

My review:

This Chapter is one of the perfects examples of why Eichiro Oda Senpai is a master of his craft. He has built up the characters in such a way that they reappear in future chapters as important parts necessary to the storyline. Izo the 16 Division Commander for the White Beard Pirates who was a former resident of Wano who was seen in the Marineford Arc to be brought back into the mix is a clear indication that Eichiro Oda cares for his characters and every character has a purpose they need to fulfill in the entirety of the story. The reveal in the end with Yamato and leaving it as a cliff hanger for us to think upon is Eichiro Oda’s brilliance as a writer at play. This chapter was amazing and I am waiting to know about the connection between Ace and Yamato.

Were they friends and did Ace know that Yamato was a woman?

Where did Yamato get the diary of Oden from?

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