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Liar, Liar, Meteor On Fire: One Piece Chapter 713

Warning: Spoilers ahead...

17 pages of mind fornicating is the only way I can sum up my thoughts throughout reading One Piece’s latest chapter 713. Oda displays his admiration for Akira Toriyama's signature landscape changing techniques, showing the recently revealed Admiral Fujitora's power to manipulate gravity can be used to soar into the sky and drop a meteor the size of a well-nourished spirit bomb.

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What he calls “testing his abilities” have left him, Law, and Doflamingo standing upon small pillars- what was left of the ground after the onslaught. Of course, you’d expect Fujitora to be assisting Doflamingo based on his government ranking, but he appears indifferent and fighting to discover the truth than following orders. His over-poweredness is eyebrow-raising, but seeing the easiness in which Law and Doflamingo deflected his destructive assault is almost reassuring that this fight won’t be one-sided. I also would like to note these three have yet to show the full extent of their abilities, much will be revealed as they push forward into one of the most godly battles of the series.

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The chapter's reminder moved with intent of bringing a full circle idea of where the Straw Hats will be heading. The original intent to destroy the “SMILE factory” is still the goal, which we now know is disguised as a Toy Shop, also withholding the samurai Kin’emon's friend Kanjuuro, so that’s where Franky, Sanji, Kin’emon are headed. Let’s not forget the Dwarves are under the assumption that Usopp is their hero that will lead them to victory in an assault against Dressrosa. It’s not really an assumption since the long nose liar flat-out told them that he is a direct descendant of a hero that they immortalized 400 years ago, turns out to be Montblanc Noland – a character that was introduced in chapter 292, way back during the Skypedia arc. His execution for being deemed a liar for failing to take the king to an island of “Gold” that he promised makes the irony of Usopp predicament legendary. Despite the slow pacing,  I think Oda has mastered enticing the reader with unpredictable storytelling that raises questions within every answer.

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Created by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy whose body gains the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit, and his diverse crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates. Luffy explores the ocean in search of the world's ultimate treasure known as One Piece in order to become the next Pirate King.

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