WARNING: The following comprises spoilers for One Piece Chapter 1040, “Wasted Words on Young Ears,” by Eiichiro Oda, Stephen Paul, and Vanessa Satone, out there in English from Viz Media.
One Piece Chapter 1040 noticed the defeat of Emperor of the Sea Big Mom by the hands of Kid and Law after an extended, arduous battle. This is a significant victory for the Pirate-Samurai Alliance and for Kid, Law, and Luffy generally, because it means the three are one step nearer to reaching their desires. Despite the large sigh of aid that our heroes ought to breathe, one thing feels…off.
The most important energy of the Soru Soru no Mi is soul manipulation, that means that Big Mom can take souls out of an individual and switch them the place she sees match, so long as it is to not one other particular person. It’s how she created her Homies like Prometheus and Hera. She may additionally surrender a few of her personal lifespan to heal her wounds. However, Big Mom by no means revealed her Awakened Devil Fruit powers, leaving the query of if she one way or the other survived the explosion that led to her defeat.
Before the occasions in Wano, Big Mom dominated over Toto Land, the place she took a month’s price of soul from every particular person inside her area. It’s protected to imagine she used the vast majority of the souls taken to create extra Homies, but it surely’s fully potential that she may take in these souls herself. While she will’t switch souls into individuals or corpses, we do not know if she will take in them to increase her personal lifespan. She may use them to fix her damaged bones and develop greater and stronger, so her physique is likely to be the exception to this rule, particularly if it is part of her Awakened skills.
It’s additionally fully potential that she’s in a position to switch her personal soul as a part of her Awakened skills, principally changing into a Homie herself. If she discovered an object to switch her soul to, this may very well be potential contemplating she will do it with different individuals’s souls. But that results in the query of would her Devil Fruit powers would switch over as nicely. She more than likely has some sort of backup plan within the occasion of her defeat to stop her demise, particularly when a number of of her kids can create issues like Cracker’s Biscuit Soldier puppets. If certainly one of them creates a vessel, Big Mom may switch her soul over to it.
Her son Katakuri is the Second-in-Command of the Big Mom Pirates and is an Awakened Devil Fruit consumer, so it is protected to imagine his mom is one as nicely. There’s additionally the actual fact we by no means noticed a physique, which all the time leaves the likelihood that she did survive. Before the explosion, she appeared so positive that she would survive as if she knew one thing no one else did. This factor may very well be that she would survive due to her Devil Fruit.
She’s confirmed repeatedly that she has the flexibility to outlive assaults that might take anybody else out. Even for a Devil Fruit consumer, she has confirmed extra resilient than others. She is an Emperor of the Sea, so it is smart. But there’s this uneasiness about her defeat, particularly since she by no means revealed her Awakened powers, even when confronted with the potential of demise.
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