In the recent chapter that continues with Wano’s flashback, we are introduced to Kurozumi Orochi, the new servant of the Daimyo of Hakumai, Lord Yasuie.
Orochi being Yasuie’s servant was a great development and of course adds tragic context to Yasu’s execution.
From what we could appreciate, Orochi is a “Don Nobody”, besides being a servant, at first sight, without ambition or major pretensions. What’s more, Kozuki Oden calls him “weirdo” because of his self-sacrifice behavior without self-esteem.
After this chapter I’m convinced that Orochi stole Oden’s lore. Remember the kids being taught Wano’s history at the beginning? They were told that Orochi uses two-swords style. I seriously doubt that Orochi is a real swordsman.
Can’t wait to see how Orochi pulls off the whole usurper thing and how he came into contact with Kaido to begin with.
Questions to solve:
• What do you think happened with Orochi to end up becoming the current Wano Shogun?
• Do you think the flashback is faking his way of being, but is it really a scum?
• What could have been the turning point of his character and what is Orochi’s avversion to the Kozuki family?
*by Jake Wu Long