This episode was pretty average. I really like Gladius and his DBZ style hair.
Anyone else really hate Momonosuke?
A Super Saiyan in our One Piece, and it isn't a cross-over?
I don't like Mononosuke either. The sooner he's out of the story the better IMO.
I wasn't interested in Jora, but I was curious to see how the crew on the ship was going to get out of their predicament. (Be saved by off ship assistance, or get out of it themselves).
This episode the extra screen time for Violet help established her character (and powers) further, and opened the door for her to be featured further going forward. I wouldn't mind seeing her joining the Straw Hat crew. That occurrence seems unlikely given that Luffy is currently bonding with another female non-crew member (Rebecca). Violet's powers seem so strong that it could prevent the Straw Hats from encountering trouble before it could occur. (Which wouldn't help with telling stories of the Straw Hats getting in trouble). However, knowing Luffy if he's told about trouble or a challenge (adventure) he's more likely to take the crew to face it than avoid it. Either way I feel the Straw Hat crew could use another female member whether it be Violet (doesn't seem established enough or bonded with the crew enough - aside from Sanji), or Rebecca (I get a Vivi outcome vibe based on the current story).
More surprising then the Mingo past reveal this episode (which was hinted at during the start of the Law/Mingo battle) was the reveal that
! Vivi's ancestors were part of the establishing World Government.