Kaido is about to fight the Minks but Jack and some of his subordinates arrive at the roof of Onigashima to help Kaidou. One of the Numbers is with them, he's Number 7 and looks like a japanese Oni in Momotarō’s tale.
Inuarashi and Nekomamushi were about to get the revenge on Jack but their subordinates (Guardians and Musketeers) said them they should focus only on Kaidou. They and the other Minks will handle Jack and Beast Pirates. Inuarashi and Nekomamushi are agree and then all Minks transform into Sulong.
Back to the Live Floor in Onigashima. Shinobu tries to free Momonosuke but King notices her and throws Shinobu into the wall. However, at that moment Momonosuke chains are broken and then Momonosuke mysteriously flies away.
King stops Momonosuke in midair and we discover that it was Sanji the one who saved Momonosuke. Sanji praises Momonosuke for his courage and throws him to Shinobu. King transforms into Pteranodon and crashes into the wall along with Sanji.
Luffy wants to go fight Kaidou in the roof but Big Mom blocks him. Big Mom uses “Elbaf no Yari: Ikoku” attack, Luffy manages to dodge it but the attack penetrates Onigashima walls all the way out into the sea.
The samurai are shocked to see Big Mom's power and wonders how they will manage to fight now that there are 2 enemies at the level of Kaidou (Big Mom and Kaidou of course). Big Mom summons Zeus back to her, Zeus doesn't want to go but he cannot refuse.
Then Big Mom prepares to use Zeus' Thunder to kill Nami but Franky and Brook arrive to save their nakama. Brook cuts Zeus in two (again) and Franky slams “Kurosai” motorcycle right into Big Mom's face…
The Straw Hat Pirates, also known as the Mugiwara Pirates, Straw Hat Crew or simply the Straw Hats, are an infamous and powerful rising pirate crew that originated from the East Blue, but have various members from different areas. They are the main focus and protagonists of the manga and anime One Piece, and are led by the main protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy.
The "Straw Hats" are named after Luffy's signature hat that was given to him by Red-Haired Shanks, and are first referred to as the Straw Hat Pirates by Smoker in Alabasta. The crew sailed on the Going Merry, their first official Straw Hat ship, up until the Water 7 Arc. During the Post-Enies Lobby Arc, Franky and Iceburg built them a new ship which was named the Thousand Sunny by Iceburg even though the members fought over different names. The Straw Hats currently consist of ten members whose combined bounties equal 3,161,000,100.
Following the events on the Sabaody Archipelago, all nine members were separated from one another. For two years, they trained in relatively isolated locations, becoming stronger for the sake of helping each other. They then reunited and have since become an active and massive force in the New World, defeating the most crucial man in the Underworld and removing him from power, having an enormous and mighty pirate fleet form to serve under them and adding the former Shichibukai Jinbe to their crew. They have even managed to take one of Yonko Big Mom's living weapons, Zeus, into their crew, as Nami's willing servant.
The Jolly Roger emblem is a cartoon-like depiction of a traditional skull and cross-bones with the skull wearing Luffy's trademark straw hat. Due to Luffy's morbid drawing skills, Usopp was the one who drew the flag. In addition to being on their flag, the jolly roger has also been shown on the sails of the Going Merry and the Thousand Sunny.
- Hiyori: Are you really Denjiro?!
- Kyoushiro: Yes I speak the truth, Hiyori~sama.
- Kyoushiro: So that’s what happened…Kawamatsu was…
- Kyoushiro: This face that has been possessed/taken over by the demon known as “Rage”, I’m sure even Kinemon and the others won’t be able to recognize it…!!! That is very convenient.
- Kyoushiro: Until the very start of the battle that will take place some when, I implore you to not divulge any details about my identity to anyone, even if those people happened to be our allies.
- Kyoushiro: From today onwards, I will protect you in place of Kwamatsu. Please take up the name of “Komuraski” from now on
There are a few more days to go before the “One Piece” chapter 971 release date officially arrives. But, as expected, the net is already flooded with some exciting spoilers about the upcoming chapter.
Why Oden endured dancing
Fans have always wondered why Oden endured dancing in the streets naked for five years. Previously, some fans even proposed that the only reason must be some form of Devil Fruit ability that compelled Oden to dance and that he had really no control over his body at that time.
But recent “One Piece” chapter 971 spoilers finally put to rest all of those speculations. It turns out that Oden was in full control over his body the entire time and that it was his decision to do it in the first place.
It appears that Orochi offered him a deal. He’ll spare the lives of people captured every time Oden danced naked on the streets. Of course, the simple-minded Oden did not see that the real reason behind Orochi’s proposal was to buy enough time until Kaido consolidates enough power and, at the same time, the dancing would lower Oden’s prestige in the eyes of the people.
“Him dancing naked was to save the people that was captured when he got into the Orochi castle,” wrote one Redditor named u/brikskohuh in the” One Piece” 971 Spoilers thread. “The deal was he can save 100 lives per dance.”
Kaido agrees to Oden ‘s proposal
In “One Piece” chapter 971, Oden will put forth a new proposal to Kaido. “Oden said if he can endure the boiling for the time they decided, then they have to let those who are still alive go,” u/brikskohuh wrote.
Kaido will reportedly agree to the deal and will set the time limit to one hour. “We’ll see if you endured it for 60 min,” Kaido replies.
Oden will then enter the boiling pot of oil. “One Piece” chapter 971 ends as the Daimyo of Kuri is just 5 minutes into the pot.
Does Oden plan to leave Wano?
Interestingly, there’s a line in “One Piece” chapter 971that would change the way people view Oden. “Once the ship I am making completes... after 5 years I will ship out of this country, believe this promise between the 2 of us,” the line says.
The Redditor who made the leaks believes that it was a line spoken by Oden. If this speculation is true, does it mean that Oden is planning to leave Wano behind?
One Piece Chapter 970 has yet to be officially released, but spoilers are already coming out on the web. According to the spoilers posted on Reddit, the upcoming chapter of One Piece is set to feature the continuation of the flashback of Lord Kozuki Oden and his plan to take down Shogun Kurozumi Orochi, the Beast Pirates captain, and Emperor Kaido. Will Lord Oden succeed in defeating one of the Four Emperors of the Sea?
In Chapter 969, Lord Oden gathered the Nine Red Scabbards, preparing them for an all-out war against Shogun Orochi and Emperor Kaido. With the huge difference in their military power, Shogun Orochi, Emperor Kaido, and the Beast Pirates clearly held the upper hand in the battle. However, One Piece Chapter 970 spoilers revealed that Lord Oden and the Nine Red Scabbards gave their enemies a tough fight before suffering a massive defeat.
Upon their arrival at Shogun Orochi’s mansion, Lord Oden immediately challenged Emperor Kaido to a one-on-one fight. After spending time with the Whitebeard Pirates and the Roger Pirates traveling around the world, Lord Oden must have known how powerful Emperor Kaido was. However, Lord Oden looked confident that he could match up against the pirate who is considered the strongest creature in the world.
Chapter 970 spoilers confirmed that Lord Oden and Emperor Kaido were evenly matched and both suffered fatal wounds in their epic battle. However, just when Lord Oden was about to gain control of the fight, one of the Emperor Kaido’s subordinates arrived with Kozuki Momonosuke. Emperor Kaido’s subordinate threatened to kill Momonosuke, which made Lord Oden lose his focus in the fight.
Emperor Kaido took advantage of the opportunity and attacked Lord Oden with Raime Hakke. After directly taking Emperor Kaido’s attack, Lord Oden was knocked unconscious. One Piece Chapter 970 spoilers revealed that the Momonosuke who appeared wasn’t really Lord Oden’s son but Kurozumi Higurashi, who ate the Clone-Clone Devil Fruit that enables the user to replicate the appearance of anyone he touches.
While Lord Oden was lying on the ground, Emperor Kaido admitted that he would have won the battle if it took place five years ago. As noted in the One Piece Chapter 970 spoilers, Emperor Kaido and Shogun Orochi already knew that they were at a disadvantage when they first saw Lord Oden return to the Land of Wano. That was the main reason why they decided to agree to a “dodgy contract” with Lord Oden and made him look like a fool.
Aside from the fight between Emperor Kaido and Lord Oden, One Piece Chapter 970 spoilers also hinted at the battle involving the Nine Red Scabbards and the combined forces of Shogun Orochi and the Beast Pirates. Despite losing a large number of their soldiers in their war against Gecko Moria and his crew, the Beast Pirates still managed to beat the Nine Red Scabbards with the help of the three Beast Pirates All-Stars – Jack the Drought, King the Wildfire, and Queen the Plague.
One Piece chapter 972 comes earlier to us this time with only five days interval from the previous chapter. This means One Piece 972 spoilers also come early. In fact, some rough summary and a spoiler image are already out on a Reddit spoiler thread.
With the events of the previous chapter, the upcoming chapter is expected to be the last of Oden’s flashback. And the initial spoilers somehow confirm this.
Oden’s final wish
Just when we thought things couldn’t get sadder, this chapter may prove otherwise. Everyone was hopeful when Oden was given a chance to save his and his vassals’ lives. Some were even hopeful that he may still be alive. Unfortunately, Oden’s journey seems to really end this time.
According to spoilers, Shinobu’s words spread and people began to understand why Oden acted like a fool in the past five years. This probably threatened Orochi and Oden knew about this. Oden thought that even if he survives the boiling oil for an hour, Orochi and Kaido will still kill him. So he passed on his final wish to his vassals.
Oden reveals that the Kozuki family closed the borders of Wano a long time ago to protect the country from a “certain strong power”. However, a certain someone from 800 years ago (most probably Joy Boy), is expected to come to Wano. When this time comes, Wano has to be opened and assist this certain someone.
Oden survives, but still executed
Given the Orochi and Kaido’s history of not keeping their promise, it is expected that they would also not comply with Oden’s request during the boiling. Oden survives after one hour, but the expected also comes to pass.
Orochi said that he changed his mind and would now execute them by shooting them including Oden’s family. But before he could do this, Oden throws the Nine Red Scabbards with all his strength to get them as far away as possible. As he did so, he charged them to not turn back and to fulfill his dreams of opening Wano.
Kaido then kills Oden while Oden was still speaking. This scene may be sad, but Oden dies with a smile on his face.
Oden’s letter to Toki
Oden’s death would immediately spread throughout the country given it was a public execution and everyone was either watching or waiting for the news. Upon hearing the news of Oden’s death, Toki took Oden’s letter from a drawer.
According to One Piece 972 spoilers, Oden tells Toki that if he ould not defeat Kaido, no one else can. He was probably meant that no one from the country can defeat Kaido as his next statements suggest that there is one who can defeat Kaido. He continues to say that in 20 years, the world will experience a giant war that can split the sea.
During that time, that certain someone who will come to Wano will be the main character of the giant war. That certain someone will also be the one to defeat Kaido. Until then, Oden says that Wano will experience a very long winter. This probably means the twenty years from that time in which Wano will be subject to Orochi and Kaido’s tyranny.
Halfway through the letter, it seems like Oden asked Toki to use her power to assist in this cause. Hence, the sending of Momo and some of the scabbards twenty years into the future. Toki is in tears as she read this and the scene returns to the present time.