I was shocked that Shigematsu was taken out so easily, his pet snake too.
The one thing I did expect though was that Teppei is no pushover. I saw a lot of people on youtube reviews of 292 thinking Toriko would kick his ass, I think people forget that Teppei is a knocking master and he was way stronger than Toriko back in Ice Hell, and on top of that he was the one who captured Zebra and put him in prison, aaaand he was able to bind Setsuno with plants back at the Gourmet Festival
I like that Teppei's inner demon is a plant based creature, good foreshadowing on Mitsutoshi's part, Teppei has used plants every time he's appeared
I am confused on how the "infinite" kugi is supposed to work, hopefully there is an explanation later, something as ludicrous as infinite striking attack should probably be explained. Buranchi's infinite lightning attack on Elg made no sense either