I'll be frank here, I was wondering why everyone was going about cloning, because I thought that that Serpahim girl was somehow a relative of her modified to become a human weapon or something, then i realised that the other Serpahim is assumedly a clone of Mihawk.
Frankly, the more interesting part to me isn't the cloning, but the Lunarian characteristics. Ignoring the process, I really wonder why the WG is so hellbent on using Lunarian powers. Maybe it's time to re-read Enel's coverstory, it could probably be very important. And thinking back, the fact that they have black wings, unlike Skypieans with white wings, is also very interesting. I just rewatched Impel Down and Marineford arcs, and I noticed Whitebeard's diaolgue of "you may eradicate his bloodlines, but their flames will never die" may be referring to literal flames. Given that we just got to know Joyboy was apparently a God, the Lunarian clones being called Seraph is very interesting.
It was a good chapter, but honestly I agree with the others, the editing is very weird and choppy as we jump around awkwardly. I have no problems with Yamato's choice and decision, many people saw that coming, and we now know that the WG is serious about capturing. Protecting Wano is important, and Momo has a long way to go before he is able to do that, he just aged up 20 years after all. But as others have pointed out, the way it's done here is pretty weird. This flashback should have been there in the previous chapters itself.
About Hancock vs Blackbeard, it's pretty simple. Blackbeard says that the combination of her Mero-Mero power and her beauty can't normally be resisted by any man. He was somehow able to block/dodge her powers(probably with Haki), but he thinks if gets hit directly even he would be KO'ed. That fact makes him very very wary, and so of course he doesn't react all Lovey-Dovey with her. Heck, he was willing to kill her from the beginning, so it is obvious that his ruthlessness is not affected just because he acknowledges her beauty
@Captain-M said in Chapter 1059: The Matter Involving Captain Koby:
Like Momo waiting for the opportune moment to open the country instead of doing it right away, Yamato can honour his legacy and will without following his exact footsteps.
Good point. It also sorta counts as character growth for Yamato, because he is finally taking decisions basing on what he wants to do, rather than what Oden would do
The Seraphim are a development I absolutely love. It feels like things that were hinted at for years are finally coming together. Bloodline element research, cloning, autonomous pirate-hunting androids with knock-off devil fruit powers, the gigantification of children, research on Lunarians, the power of the Seven Warlords - all these precedents set across so many shady scientist characters come together to make the Seraphim a logical extension of the existing plot.
You know, when you put it like that, they seem like the logical conclusion for all the buildup we have seen
It stands out to me that Blackbeard instantly recognises the Lunarian traits in the Seraphim. That's some pretty hush-hush stuff with big historical implications. What does he know?
Good point. I doubt his comments about the skin color and wings is just from surprise. He definitely knows about Lunarians
As fun as his arrival is (and terrifying, with the conversation between Vasco and Devon), I do have to wonder about Blackbeard's actual plan. Hancock's fruit has the potential to be incredibly broken in the right hands, but did he really not know he doesn't have those? He could maybe give it to Maki or Tori, the girls he was hanging with in the first Wano intermission (given that the Vivre Card databook canonised them as members of the crew), they seem cute enough to get a little use out of it. Or maybe, given how easily Hancock would be able to take out two of his officers and so many others, he just wanted to take a powerful fruit out of the hands of any potential rivals. There's no shortage of next stops for someone who wants to take nigh-unstoppable fruits off the board. Too bad for Sugar in that case.
That's true. I'm just rolling with the theory that Teach has become an obsessed collector of devil fruits at thispoint, and disregards their effectiveness or compatibility with his personnel. He just thinks it's a neat power and wants it with him. I mean, it was one of the first things we learnt about him in the timeskip