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marvelB 2013-04-03 00:00

One Piece - Chapter 704 [manga]
 
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Last chapter we saw Luffy enter Doflamingo's tournament in order to win his brother's devil fruit. What challenges await him there? Let's find out! Credit goes to Aohige and the rest of the gang from AP for the summary:


-Chapter title is "Lucy and the statue of Cyrus". The cover ministory involves Iron Boy Scotch (the cyborg servant of Kaidou's who X Drake met before the skip) attacking the rebels while Caribou watches the scene in fear.


-All of the warriors are shocked to see "Lucy" take down the Spartan. One of the arena guards is ready to kick him out of the place for causing a scene, but interestingly, three warriors come to the supernova's defense: The "Chinjao Brothers". Meanwhile, we're introduced to several more fighters, such as a king and his strategist who want the mera mera fruit for their army, an assassin duo, and a former bounty hunter. Another notable participant is a face we're familiar with: Bellamy the Dach Hyena, who now has a bounty of over 100 million! Other warriors who are mentioned (but now shown yet) is a pirate noble named "Cavendish" and another supernova rookie named "Balto Romeo".....


-The first round is revealed to be a battle royal, in which 550 warriors will fight, but only FOUR will come out on top. Luffy is placed in block C, and is taken to the armory to prepare for his match. It's at this time that we're introduced to the aforementioned pirate called Cavendish, a handsome man with a 280 million bounty and is quite popular with the ladies. Interestingly, he doesn't have a DF ability, but is interested in gaining the mera mera power. He meets Luffy, who almost spills the beans on his real identity. It turns out that Cavendish has a grudge against the Straw-Hat crew because he's jealous of their fame, but Luffy ignores his story. Instead, he comes across the statue of a warrior named Kyros.....


-A female gladiator named Rebecca tells Luffy that Kyros was a mythical warrior who won 3,000 battles, and only suffered a single sword wound during his reign. But interestingly, despite his reputation, there's no concrete proof that he ever existed. Afterwards, Rebecca tells Luffy that she wants to win the mera mera fruit so that she can take down Doflamingo, implying that she has a grudge against him.....


-Finally, a warrior called "Mr. Store" has conquered the A-block. He then takes off his mask and reveals his true identity: The captain of the first division of the Blackbeard Pirates..... JESUS BURGESS!!!!





....Whew. Lord almighty, what a chapter! So now we have full confirmation that Caribou's story will be connected to the Kaidou arc, we're being introduced to more powerful pirates from around the New World, we learn that the dachshund has survived after all (and I'll bet he'll still get taken down in one shot too, lol :p), and JESUS FREAKING BURGESS returns! Man, as if I weren't hyped enough ALREADY for this arc....



Oh, and I suppose it's time for me to get the REBECCA FOR NAKAMA bandwagon rolling, yeah? ;)

SOGESNAKE 2013-04-03 00:16

Huh.... now that I think about it... Jesus Burgess fits perfectly into a colosseum arc... though... doesn't he always wear a mask? Sooo... which mask did he take off? Cause... if he took off his usual mask... how would we recognize him? :heh:


Oh.... and Bellamy. We could pretty much guarantee he was alive... but I didn't think he'd get any better than he already was... maybe "Lucy" will end up fighting him again... and we'll see if he can take more than one punch this time~ :D

marvelB 2013-04-03 00:28

BTW, the only disappointment I have about this chapter is that the ministory pretty much debunked the theory I had of Scotch being one of those yeti guys from Punk Hazard. A shame too, since I kinda thought that it may have been more than a coincidence that both of these guys guarding a snowy place even shared the same name.....



Oh, and you just gotta LOVE how Blackbeard seems to be copying his pops and split his crew into separate squads. :p

andy 2013-04-03 01:11

wonder how big BB crew is now .

Jaieni 2013-04-03 02:30

Rebecca for new straw hat member? :D

Undertaker 2013-04-03 02:53

Considering that they have division now, I would say pretty big.

But now it looks like this Tournament could take a while with all the players announced, I'm not so sure now that Dofla is going to make out of this and join with Kaidou for a round 2 against Law and SH.

articuzwolf 2013-04-03 03:35

woah, I know that Captain of the first division does not mean that he is the strongest/most reliable among the other members of BB pirates but I thought Shiryuu, Van Auger or Lafifte is more fitted into that role :eyespin:

aohige 2013-04-03 04:00

I used divisions to make parallel to Whitebeard, but it's actually Captain of the First Ship, meaning, BB pirates has multiple ships and each has a captain.

But essentially the same thing as WB pirates, yeah.

Also, no one's talking about it, but Cavendish and Rebecca both seem to be important characters.
They both had a lot of pages and panels devoted to them. Cavendish is hilarious. :heh:

Oh, and of course, the Chinjao Family. They give me the Saruyama apes vibe, lol.

This chapter was the BOMB guys. I forced me to procrastinate at work. :heh:

DoubtGin 2013-04-03 05:37

It's out.

Hilarious chapter, lots of funny moments.

Kirihara_R 2013-04-03 05:54

hmm .. a female Gladiator Rebecca huh(new nakama? i agree but its slim)...I was hoping Zorro and Sanji will participate in the tournament too but i guess its not gonna happen ....

solidguy 2013-04-03 06:00

damn this mera mera fruit speculation! so tempting to throw my million crack pots out there

ranchan13 2013-04-03 06:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaieni (Post 4618399)
Rebecca for new straw hat member? :D

I was just thinking the same.
Flame Hair Rebecca
Seriously, she can't be Fire Fist, and that hair in flames would be epic.
Please Oda-sensei, make it so

Tong 2013-04-03 06:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tong (Post 4608226)
Seems like a good time for Jesus Burgess show up! It's a tourny and he's a wrestle champ of sorts... Could be also one good reason for the BB pirates get ahold of Mera Mera no mi.

Lol, I knew my last week predictions were right... can't go wrong with a tourny+meathead fighter.

But damn, that's some fearsome competition right there. Finals will be surely promising (as well as the whole thing haha).

ronin myael 2013-04-03 07:19

bellamy is back! it's nice to see that arrogant bastard again. :heh:

i am loving the prince and the woman gladiator, very intriguing. i can't wait to see what they can do.

with burgess there, me thinks blackbeard has purposely sent his trusted dog to win the mera mera no mi. he does seem to have a sort of attachment to his fellow whitebeard pirates and ace's DF will surely be a prize. i wonder if there are any more notable blackbeard pirates in the island.

damn that lucy! he really is a bad liar isn't he? :D

james0246 2013-04-03 07:46

Good chapter. Lots of great comedy mixed with some fun action and some silly character designs. Can't wait to see who is in Luffy's block.

p.s. Calling Blind Guy for Kyros.

SilverSyko 2013-04-03 07:48

4 blocks; Jesus Burgess being the victor of the first. I can make an easy guess the other 3 finalists will be Cavendish, Rebecca and Luffy.

It's a shame that Oda's introducing all these unique characters and yet they're likely to all fall pretty early. The unexpected appearance though was Bellamy. I never thought we'd see him again. Though he's likely going to be one-shot by Luffy again too. :heh:

I wonder who this Kyros fellow is and if he has any significance. Guess it's too early at this point to tell.

Cavendish was arrogant and self-absorbed, but also fabulous. :p I'm interested in seeing his fighting technique.~

And Rebecca will probably be an ally in the fight against Doflamingo later on. Wonder why she's so keen on killing him though...

ronin myael 2013-04-03 07:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by james0246 (Post 4618695)
Calling Blind Guy for Kyros.

i thought that too. it certainly is possible.

omimon 2013-04-03 08:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverSyko (Post 4618697)
4 blocks; Jesus Burgess being the victor of the first. I can make an easy guess the other 3 finalists will be Cavendish, Rebecca and Luffy.

It's a shame that Oda's introducing all these unique characters and yet they're likely to all fall pretty early. The unexpected appearance though was Bellamy. I never thought we'd see him again. Though he's likely going to be one-shot by Luffy again too. :heh:

I wonder who this Kyros fellow is and if he has any significance. Guess it's too early at this point to tell.

Cavendish was arrogant and self-absorbed, but also fabulous. :p I'm interested in seeing his fighting technique.~

And Rebecca will probably be an ally in the fight against Doflamingo later on. Wonder why she's so keen on killing him though...

Probably wants to stab him for cheating on her.

Kanon 2013-04-03 08:48

That chapter was tremendous fun. Loved it.

Tons of new faces introduced, and a couple of old ones returning. I really hope Bellamy is in Luffy's block so that we can see him getting one-hit KO'd by Luffy was again.

The obvious finalist should be Cavendish, Luffy and Rebecca, but anything is possible. I wouldn't be surprised if Cavendish got his beautiful face destroyed. He doesn't really strike me as top tier material.

Quote:

Originally Posted by marvelB (Post 4618293)
Oh, and I suppose it's time for me to get the REBECCA FOR NAKAMA bandwagon rolling, yeah? ;)

People always say this about every new remotely sympathetic character introduced (sometimes even villains :heh: ), but I think it might be likely this time. A female gladiator with the mera mera fruit as new nakama would be cool. I'm jumping on this bandwagon!

The Small One 2013-04-03 08:56

Interessting that Blackbeard seemingly is going to play fair. He could as well have just attacked head on, or steal the fruit in silence.


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