Usopp, Robin, and the Tontatta Army have begun the invasion of the factory, Rebecca faces foes on all sides after her head, and Toy Soldier reflects on the things he could and couldn't do for his daughter.
This chapter had an unexpected twist as it nears the end. I was enjoying the action of Usopp and the Tontattas beginning their raid -- including the costume changes, then events takes a surprisingly emotional turn. Toy Soldier starts to think back to training his daughter, and it forced Rebecca to face the harsh reality that so many of us either neglect or are oblivious to until it happens. It's the fact that our parents are likely not always going to be there for us and protect us. Toy Solider being -- well -- a toy makes his vulnerabilities so much more obvious and dramatic.
I'm just left wondering if by "human power" was Toy Solider talking about Haki? Was he pulling a Miyagi and teaching her about these abilities in a round about way? Luffy did suspect her of using Observation Haki earlier.
I was really looking forward to seeing the stage of the tournament that would show off Rebecca's fighting style, and isn't it ironic that we've seen next to nothing of that brawl? Though, I can't really complain about that too much with the story that has been dropping. Just as we start to get some of what I was looking for, it all suddenly comes to a crashing end. I'll be really irritated if Rebecca has fallen out of this tournament.
We really have to put aside the Sabo issue. That will be explained eventually, and we need to just focus on what we have before us. What we have may not be so much the beginning of what will be the Dressrosa War, but it's entertaining none the less. I hadn't even considered dealing with the issues of Rebecca and Toy Soldier. That's become far more complicated than I first imagined. I'm anxiously looking forward to seeing who's left standing next week.
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