While the battle between Luffy and Kaido might have entered its final phase in One Piece’s manga series, there is plenty of other battles that are taking place within the headquarters of the Beast Pirates in Wano Country. Even though the Straw Hats and the resistance fighters are looking in good shape as Luffy unveils his newest transformation, the son of Kozuki Oden, Momonosuke, is having a tough time in attempting to hold up the floating island in order to save the residents of Wano, leading into a flashback that shows how Momo came to this present time.
Warning. If you have yet to read the latest chapter of One Piece’s manga, Chapter 1047, you might want to steer clear of the rest of this article as we’ll be diving into some serious spoiler territory.
As fans of One Piece know that have been following along with the Wano Arc, Momonosuke was flung from the past to the present, thanks in part to his mother, Toki, whose Devil Fruit abilities allowed her to manipulate time in such a way that her son would be safe. The son of Oden has had to do a lot of growing up in a relatively short amount of time, using his current dragon form to keep Onigashima from landing on top of Wano Country. In the flashback, Momonosuke is told of his fate to be flung in the future by both his mother and the samurai Kin’emon.
Being charged with rebuilding the Kozuki Clan, Momo was hesitant to go through with leaving his mother, but Kin’emon pleaded with the son of Oden to follow through with it:
“If you forgive me for saying so, in the wake of Lord Oden’s passing, you are not just a child anymore. If I may speak freely, will you give us another chance to fight? If our lives are only going to be given over to the flames, then we would prefer to perish for our liege, with blades in hand. Will you allow us to die as samurai?”
Momonosuke agrees with tears streaming down his face, as the present battle sees the son of Oden shouldering the weight of the island on his shoulders.
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from Ultimate Comic Blog