A pieceWano’s arc has seen many notable character deaths, but the anime has provided a promising update on one of Luffy’s allies that manga readers believed was dead. The incredible story of the Onigashima raid is finally over. Kaido and his forces, including Big Mom and Hawkins of Supernova, Scratchmen Apoo, and (allegedly) Drake, were defeated. But an unexpected ally of the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance is more than what manga readers think.
Like every important part of the story, the Wano arc of One Piece ends with a big party. Episode #1079 had a lot of celebration and laughter; however, the episode was not without its dramatic moments.
As the sun rises over the ruins of Onigashima Castle, rays of light penetrate the once impregnable fortress and illuminate a critically injured undercover marine named Drake. Along with Luffy, Drake is considered one of the worst generation pirates, and despite suffering a significant amount of damage throughout the raid, the One Piece anime confirmed that he survived his injuries. injured, while the manga leaves his fate unclear.
Drake Is Still Alive To Help Luffy And SWORD
Drake’s scene the morning after the battle is very similar in both the anime and manga One Piece chapter #1052. The light from the dawn of a new Wano awakens Drake and as he examines his wounds, a bloodied Basil Hawkins stumbles into the damaged castle room. Even as Hawkins began to breathe his last, Drake refused to reveal his ties to the Navy. However, the secret SWORD Captain can speak much more clearly than Hawkins and is not nearly as bloody. Hawkins seemingly died in episode #1079, but the anime was able to convey Drake’s non-fatality more effectively than the manga.
Drake worked as an undercover agent for the Marine Corps’ SWORD unit, and during that time, he built his reputation as one of the Worst Generation Pirates. However, after joining the Beast Pirates and rising through the ranks to become one of Kaido’s feared Tobiroppo, Drake followed his own brand of justice and switched sides to support Luffy and his allies. defeat Kaido’s forces. Throughout the Raid, Drake fought giants, Supernova pirates such as Apoo and Zoro, as well as top World Government Assassins from CP0. Drake should not have been breathing because of the amount of damage he suffered, but episode #1079 proved otherwise.
Drake’s fate seems more ambiguous in the One Piece Manga
Considering that recent chapters of One Piece have focused on SWORD, it would make sense for Drake to return to the organization that seems to gather all those non-corrupt Marines who don’t follow orders unquestioningly. blindly. One Piece is a series that is often criticized for having characters who survive in very dangerous situations. Princess Vivi’s bodyguards, Igaram and Pell, notably survived the massive explosion at close range. Even fan-favorite character, Bon Clay, survived the climactic battle against Impel Down’s Warden Magellan to become the new queen of the prison’s secret level. As the One Piece story draws to a close, Eiichiro Oda seems to be less shy about killing off characters. While drake has survived and hopefully he will play a role in A pieces ending, not every character feels as safe as before.