The following contains spoilers for Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece Chapter 1079.
Yonko Shanks and Eustass Kid just had a much-anticipated rematch in the One Piece manga, but it ended before it even started.
While Luffy and the Straw Hats are busy mining Egghead Island, Shanks is preparing for former Captain Gol D. Roger’s search for One Piece, a journey that has brought him back to the Kid. After his victory in Wano with Luffy, Kid received a scratch of the Road Poneglyph obtained from Kaido, one of the four needed to locate One Piece, and apparently something Shanks does not possess. However, that all changed after Chapter 1079, when Shanks decisively defeated Kid and his crew and obtained one of the last resources needed to claim the title of Pirate King.
What surprised fans the most about the latest manga chapter wasn’t Shanks’ victory, but its nature, especially after Kid showed off his skills in a battle with Big Mom in the Wano Arc. . After Shanks and his fleet encountered Kid’s crew, he asked the Worst Generation pirate to hand over his Poneglyphs, but Kid refused and responded by immediately throwing a punch. Firstly. Sensing the side damage Kid was about to do when using his Observation Haki, Shanks found it necessary to destroy his enemies as quickly as possible and knock Kid down with a single hit of “Divine Departure”. “.
Shanks’ power can cause trouble for the Straw Hats
One Piece fans may recall the attack from Roger’s battle with Kozuki Oden in the Wano Arc flashback, where the Pirate King sends samurai flying across the entire island with a swing of his Haki-infused sword. Unlike Kid, who was knocked out by Shanks, Oden got up and returned to the battle, leaving fans to speculate whether Oden is stronger than Kid or if Shanks is much stronger than many readers perceive out or not. While Kid’s defeat is what fans have come to expect, the incredible power Shanks displays in Chapter 1079 could have serious ramifications for the future Straw Hats, as the series has already revealed revealed the reunion between Luffy and the Red Hair Pirates for a while. Given what we’ve just seen from Shanks, this could be a much more dangerous proposition than anticipated.
The One Piece manga will continue with Chapter 1080 after a week’s break, giving author Eiichiro Oda a much-needed break between ongoing health issues and sleep deprivation. This chapter was scheduled to be released in English from VIZ Media on April 9.
Source: Anime Dork