One Piece Chapter 1018: It’s currently 16,000 vs 9,000

Page One reading to Ulti on the Cover of One Piece Chapter 1018
Page One reading to Ulti on the Cover of One Piece Chapter 1018

In One Piece Chapter 1018, “Jinbe vs Who’s who,” the former Warlord and former member of CP9 agent go head to head. Once again CP-0 (Cipher Pol Aigis Zero) assesses the state of battle between the Alliance and the Beast Pirates. With Tama’s orders, 300 headliners have switched sides. While the other headliners give chase, Tama, Nami, and Usopp are rescued by Speed, Gazelleman, and Daifugo.

This turn of events feels like justice for the abuse the Beasts Pirates inflicted on the civilians of Wano. Also, Kaido’s obsession with power forced him to use SMILE and now it’s backfired on his forces. In the last chapter, Who’s Who revealed his past as a Cipher Pol agent, who lost the Gum-Gum Fruit. Members of CP-0 seem conflicted on whether they want him to die or not. One argues “even if it is him, any confidential information he has should be outdated.” Regardless, they not sure he’s survive facing Jinbe.

Jinbe is handling Who’s Who so far

Who’s Sun God Nika

Who’s Who uses the Rokushiki fighting style reminds me of the Enies Lobby arc. He claims that his talent is comparable to Rob Lucci and considering his devil fruit, “Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Saber Tiger,” that similarity extends to his devil fruit. His Fang Pistol is strong enough to pierce through Jinbe’s Armament Haki and the floor below. It’s exciting to see Jinbe finally let loose. I’ve been waiting to see him fight a more complete battle and he’s not disappointing. During this fight, Who’s Who asks Jinbe about the ancient figure “Sun God Nika.” According to him, Nika was a “legendary warrior” armed with a sword and spear. He assumes Jinbe’s old crew, the “Sun Pirates” are somehow connected. Jinbe is offended by this narrow-minded assumption and makes Who’s Who pay for it when he hits him with Ultimate Technique: Fishman Karate Gargoyle Tile Fist.

Oda wouldn’t mention a new character without it mattering. I suspect that Who’s Who story is inaccurate, but not completely untrue. Who’s Who is gonna need more than the abilities he’s shown so far if he’s going to have a chance against Jinbe. The world government is always terrible but there’s something about punishing the failure of Who’s Who with jail time that sees extreme even for them. Unless there’s more to the story, firing him would have been harsh enough. This is a government that until recently, actively courted and turned a blind eye to the criminal behavior of pirates like Black Beard. So why would Shank’s stealing the Gum-Gum fruit result in such a punitive punishment? Hopefully, we’ll get some clarity on that and who Sun God Nika is.