This week we watched episodes 645-659. There were a few cool things that we saw from the Colosseum, like another form of fusion and Luffy’s battle with Don Chinjao for the winner of block C. Outside the Colosseum, we learned more about the History of Dressrosa.
First, let’s go over the quick updates on what’s happening in the Colosseum Lucy (horrible fake name for Luffy) is still fighting in the battle royal for block C. In block C there is a pair of brothers fighting. One of them is short and ruthless and the other is big and strong but he refuses to hurt anyone. The smaller brother got angry after being called a shrimp and getting beat up by one of the other contestants. He then reveals that he has devil fruit powers. He has the ability to turn himself into a skin jacket. He orders his brother to put him on and then he completely takes over his brother’s big strong body. Then he becomes a truly powerful and tenacious fighter. He couldn’t hold a candle to Luffy but it was cool to see another form of fusion in One Piece.
Luffy ends up fighting Don Chinjao who has a grudge against his Grandpa that his so deep he’s vowed to take it out on his children’s children which means Luffy. Apparently, Grandpa Garp flattened Don Chinjao’s pointy head which was the key to his special treasure. It’s pretty outlandish but it’s just the way it is sometimes. Don Chinjao’s Haki is really strong though which made for an entertaining fight. Of course, Luffy won in the end. On his final punch of the fight, Luffy restored the point on Don Chinjao’s head.
Meanwhile, outside the Colosseum, we learn a little bit about the history between the country of Dressrosa and the Don Quixote family. Like 900 years ago the Don Quixote family ruled over Dressrosa. When the 20 kings of different countries came together to form World Government (800 years ago) they moved all of their families to “The Holy Land of Mariejois”. Those families eventually became known as the Celestial Dragons. Don Quixote Doflamingo is a decedent of the same family that once ruled over Dressrosa. He came back and took over the country 9 years ago. He deceived the people and made them hate their current king.
The whole story is well thought out and it uses little pieces of information that we’ve been getting over the past 650 episodes. I love how One Piece keeps paying off all of these little details they’ve been dropping over the course of the show. This is one of the strengths of this long-running series. I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here.