One Piece chapter 1016 cover
One Piece chapter 1016 cover

One Piece manga chapter 1016 utilizes CP-0 to update the audience on the battle. The unknown member of CP-0, says that “5,000 soldiers have been incapacitated, leaving the Beasts Pirates with 24,000 soldiers and the alliance with 3,000.” These numbers are complicated by the revolt of the Pleasures and Waiters against Queen. As a result, the Beast Pirates have lost 4,000 soldiers and the alliance gained them. CP-0 notes that “the disparity in manpower was shrinking . . . the battle constantly changes with new information.” I think this is the theme of this arc so far.

I have predicted Zeus will get his redemption arc. It appears I was correct. It’s confirmed that Zeus is inside the Clima-Tact. He explains when he was eaten, “his soul left his body,” and entered the Clima-Tact. Nami is happy about it. However, Zeus tells her that Big Mom is the only one who can remove him. Suddenly, they run into Bao Haung and Ulti. The latter charges at the Strawhat’s (Nami and Usopp). She grabs Tama from Usopp, blaming her for turning the Gifters against them. For those that may have forgotten, Tama’s devil fruit ability, Kibi Kibi no Mi grants her the power to “tame” animals with her “dango.”

Zeus defeats Ulti in One Piece Chapter 1016.
Zeus defeats Ulti

I am the Mighty Zeus

The Beast Pirates are part animals, as a result, they can be controlled by her if they eat a dango. Ulti begins choking Tama. Enraged, Nami swings her Clima-Tact at Ulti. Zeus increases its length and adds spikes. He tells Nami that he can “help” and she should use her baton like always. Zeus believes Ulti is still weak from Big Mom’s attack and a “lightning blast” would defeat her. Nami refuses because Tama is too close. Using his Special Attack: Green Star Sargasso, Usopp frees Tama, leaving Ulti vulnerable.

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Zeus turns into a large black cloud and a lightning bolt strikes the ground. Ulti evades but Zeus claims it’s not over until he “hits the target.” Ulti collapses shocking Bao Haung. Ironically, she was excited to tell the soldiers that Momonosuke was dead, hoping to kill morale, instead she accidentally tells them the two Tobi Roppo were defeated. This does ruin morale, just for her side. Usopp incapacitates her with his Green Star Devil, giving Tama a chance to speak through her. Some of the Beast Pirates get excited hearing their master. Finally, Yamato prepares to stall Kaido until Luffy returns.

2 thoughts on “ One Piece Chapter 1016: Yami gets a powerup and Tama takes control ”

  1. How is Nami going to put away her Clima-tact now? She usually keeps it her her bra, but now it’s a living being that can(and will) suffocate in there.
    What could Tama’s command be? Could she tell them to attack anyone still loyal to Kaido? Or will she tell them to go upstairs and attack Kaido himself. WON’T END WELL, but it’s something until Luffy gets back.
    These numbers are playing a large role- larger than I had expected. Every new update makes me think about what’s going to happen AFTER Wano. Will all the Beast Pirates that switched sides stay in Wano? Or will they leave and just…….. “do their own thing?”

    1. It’s safe to say that Nami will have to find a new hiding place for the Clima-tact. It seems like between the betrayal of some of the Beast Pirates and Tama’s influence on them they may end up shifting the balance of power.

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