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Caribou's men take down the factory. (Cover story)
Block D battle begins.
Team Nami defeats Giolla.
Doflamingo defeats Law and reveals he is a Celestial Dragon.
Oda dips his pen to do some more world building in this chapter that many people have been wanting for a long time. This time he did it by revealing that Doflamingo is a Celestial Dragon in one simple panel.
Now that we know Doflamingo is or was a Celestial Dragon, it really explains how he is able to get away with a lot of things and how much pull he has within the World Government. I am pretty sure the slave trade is something that shouldn't be happening but is because certain people in the Government are turning a blind eye. Then mention in a previous review, a Warlord may not have that much pull within the World Government.
As for the backstory, it looks like Oda is giving us an explanation as to how Doflamingo took over Dressrosa and the reasons why we have the Celestial Dragons. Do we have a case of a bastard child of the Celestial Dragons taking the spot that the ancient royals rather not touch? This is a big reveal that brings up a lot of questions as to why did the Nefertari Family refuse to move Marijoa? Did it involve the Poneglyph that is deep within the sands of Alabasta?
It is nice to see that Brook, Chopper, Momonosake and Nami got out of that mess. Giolla has one powerful ability that makes it almost impossible to fight back. Brook had to be cunning to overcome her and in the end it was her vanity that made her lose. I did question if Brook really did turn traitor because it did looked out of character of him. I guess he is willing to do anything to make sure that Luffy will succeed and that included faking to turn coat to save his friends.
Lastly, Oda has been hammering it into us lately about how the sins of our grandparents shouldn't affect their children. I believe this is the third time this arc? This shouldn't be a complaining point but it has been something we have been seeing a lot and I want to see how Oda uses this cliche.
Oda made a great chapter here and I am glad that we are getting some pieces for this arc coming together. Information is always wonderful to have before hitting the action. I just wish we were moving a bit faster towards the climax but based on what is going on, we still have a long way to go. The fighting has just begun in Block D and the Straw Hats are still scatter about.
Now that we know that Doflamingo is a Celestial Dragon, I wonder how many of you guys saw that coming? I did based on what I stated a few reviews ago. Did you? Leave a comment and tell me if you did.
Until next time true believers!