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So Many Massive Revelations in Chapter 1023!

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Easily the biggest revelation of the chapter, we finally have defining criteria of a “Swordsman” within One Piece. This is a 10+ year argument that has collectively consumed centuries, if not decades worth of people arguing. After punching Zoro, King wonders why people would stick to solely swordsmanship in a fight, and Zoro confirms that he never claimed to be a swordsman. I’ve seen irrational fans try to damage control this, but it’s clear as day Oda has provided the fan base the defining qualities of a swordsman. Meaning, just because someone uses a sword, does not mean that they’re a swordsman.

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Holy shit, did we just get a sneak peak of Zoro’s next sword?! Is this the Shodai Kitetsu???? I find it odd they bring up these parallels, and then show us a hidden sword somewhere. Extremely efficient and mind blowing page, also providing some hints at Zoro’s heritage. Very exciting stuff.

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Yet another MASSIVE REVELATION. For a while now, theories have been thrown around left and right about Zoro’s eye, and him having sharingan or an eye like Mihawk. I believe we finally have confirmation regarding Zoro’s eye, and how it’s going to just stay closed. Something interesting as well, is that while Ryuma’s zombie had a bandage over his eye, but the live version we saw did not. Meaning Ryuma lost his eye at some point after already being declared the Worlds strongest swordsman.

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Monsters, a one shot by Oda about Ryuma, has been confirmed by Oda to be canon within One Piece in SBS Volume 47.

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Overall this was an incredibly informative chapter, and upon close examination, one of the most informative chapters we’ve gotten in a while.

*by Kyle_Pile

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