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Chapter 1061: "Egghead - The Island of the Future"

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Ch. 1061 Official Release (Mangaplus): 25/09/2022

Ch. 1062 Scan Release: ~07/10/2022


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u/Xyjz12 2h ago

I never expected this arc at all

u/Acceptable-Tie-1745 Pirate 9m ago

I present u One Piece, its a manga

u/Invisibletallguy 3h ago

Surprised no one mentioned the trope of an old inventor and his rambunctious granddaughter following in his footsteps for Punk 02.

u/LetterExtension3162 3h ago

Vegapunk has to be the head of sword and not Drake.

u/Eraserwolves 4h ago

The genius of Dr. Vegapunk is a Devil Fruit ability?
Perhaps an artificial one, successfully created & mass produced by the original?

u/Al-D-Kyda 4h ago edited 4h ago

Maybe franky will finally get his back operated on at the end of the arc.

And why everyone is assuming vegapunk is old and feeble?

u/montblanc0 3h ago

Not sure about "feeble", but she talks like an old man, and her suit says PUNK02 so it hints as something artificial, maybe mass produced like Pacifistas

u/Al-D-Kyda 3h ago

After being apart of MADS with everyone having their own personal agenda, he probably created a team of him in different shapes an sizes to fill every position and work by himself.

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u/DuncanGallagher 5h ago

Vegapunk revealed wtf. :o

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u/[deleted] 6h ago

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u/MigasEnsopado 5h ago

That's Who's Who.

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u/Insecticide 5h ago

You are right, I completely forgot about him.

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u/Emperor_Luffy 6h ago

I need Tashigi to run into Zoro again. We haven't seen these two interact in so long.

Seriously whether you ship them or not(even though I absolutely do) their banter was delicious to read. I love their back and forth and I need to see them in the same room again.

Plus there has to be some kind of point to this dynamic. I've always wondered where Oda was going with it. So naturally they need more scenes together in order to figure this out.

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u/Ghooble 5h ago

I wonder if she knows anything about Oden's sword. She'd probably lose her mind if she saw it

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u/ElectricalCucumber37 6h ago

Can't wait for the next chapter so all the thirsty neckbeards on here shut up about their "waifus"

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u/MuchAcanthocephala39 6h ago

Vegapunk or nah, revealing the new character Doll from marines is very nice Oda san 😈

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u/Tarpeel_945 6h ago

If vegapunk appears to be a woman in the end it will be freaking bad idea 🤢🤢🤢

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u/CryonautX 5h ago

Are you an incel or something?

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u/Tarpeel_945 5h ago

Till we figure out the real sex of vegapunk you have the right to be asshoole and you appear attacking which make wrong again! 😉

u/burningbarn8 4h ago edited 1h ago

Nah, saying Vegapunk being a woman is a bad idea is incely whether Vegapunk turns out to be a woman or no, literally no reason why Vegapunk being a woman is bad outside of misogyny.

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u/Writersface13 6h ago

Don't you just love when Oda shits all over fan theories and predictions...

Fan 1: They're going to Sphinx Island next! It's geographically correct!

Fan 2: Elbaf arc next with the last road poneglyph and Shanks!

Fan 3: Vira because of course!

Oda: Fuck you! Egghead Island!

I love the man.

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u/CryonautX 5h ago

A lot of people expected vegapunk arc. It was either gonna be vegapunk arc or Elbaf arc after Wano.

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u/madarauchiha3444 6h ago

What if she really is Vegapunk? She was a teenager during the MADS days and is in her 30s now.

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u/abhikun 7h ago

Whats so special about Boney

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Black Beared didn't kill or steal her fruit when he captured her.

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Getting caught by Akainu of all people, She is unscathe and travels new world again.

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Reverie meeting still has secrets releated to her.

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u/reading_maniac Pirate 5h ago

Hell yeah. This. Exactly what i have been thinking. Why is she constantly in the limelight even though she doesn't have any such powers that we know of, that are rare in the OP verse. There is something really big behind this.

u/Eraserwolves 4h ago

All we know is her abilities come from a, "currently unnamed Paramecia-type Devil Fruit." We know the name of Luffy's fruit was changed to hide its true power/potential; an unnamed fruit intrigues me.

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u/One_big_bee 7h ago

Yaay we have a Franky arc

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u/No_Gene_7791 7h ago

Luffy is a walking international incident lol

Just imagine the news “ Yonko SH Luffy invades the island of the WG’s leading scientist “

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u/L7Z7Z 7h ago

She is Punk 02, so probably one of the “earliest” Punks created by Vegapunk.

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u/Big-Outside-5247 6h ago

Or his daughter

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u/Battlemaster123 7h ago

oda writing with his left hand and still writing flames

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u/magicfaeriebattleaxe 7h ago

I’m guess that the Vega-Force involves a group of elite cyborg/human experiments who have had the original Vegapunk’s personality and intellect disseminated among them and the ‘original’ singular Vegapunk now exists in a discorporated form with several bodies. I think the twist will be that the bodies all originally were different people (likely pirates) and are living and unwilling.

u/conceptalbum The Revolutionary Army 3h ago

.....like in Naruto?

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u/Dark_Magus 7h ago

If that's what Vegapunk did, it's possible that his (or her) original body died of old age already.

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u/TheBogard 8h ago

My theory is that there are multiple Vegapunks. Luffy’s group is going to meet a different Vegapunk with a different number on their suit.

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u/TheBogard 8h ago

I also don’t think Vegapunk with trust anyone with their research/projects but themself. Hence the multiple Vegapunks

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u/meertatt 8h ago

I like this theory. My other theory is that vegapunk is actually an old dwarf from the Tontatta tribe and he is literally inside this robot woman.

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u/Dark_Magus 7h ago

That's hilarious enough that it could actually happen.

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u/Buzzek 8h ago

An old dwarf controlling a robot woman controlling a giant robot is sure a fun idea to imagine, damn

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u/Kill_Em_Kindly The Revolutionary Army 9h ago

Calling it now, girl Vegapunk is an android or his granddaughter/daughter🤔

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u/yiggaman 9h ago

What kinda asspull has Bonney floating in the water in the middle of nowhere lmao

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u/CryonautX 5h ago

Answered in the manga already. She was going to see vegapunk (likely related to Kuma) and her ship got swallowed by the mechashark.

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u/bittersaurus 7h ago

She has a connection with Kuma and Kuma with Vegapunk, I have a feeling it has something to do with that.

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u/AkatsukiRabbit 6h ago

I think what he means, and I could be wrong, is that Bonney being a devil fruit user, is just floating in the water. She wasn't drowning or close to dying. You have to think, how long was she in the water and how long ago did the shark eat her ship? The Straw Hats didn't see it, so it couldn't have happened just then. So she could have been in the water for hours or even days, in a brutal storm no less.

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u/CryonautX 5h ago

She wasn't floating in the water. She was stuck in the warm eddy. Zoro sliced it which put bonney on the surface of the cut eddy.

u/tardo_UK 3h ago

what is a warm eddy?

u/glade1988 1h ago

Lock it in Eddy

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u/yiggaman 7h ago

Oh OK so I guess she can just be floating in the water in some random way

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u/CryonautX 5h ago

When was she floating in the water!?

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u/ChillOtters Cipher Pol 8h ago edited 8h ago

Not really, she has a reason to meet vega punk and her ship was likely destroyed by the shark similar to what would have happened if vega punk did not come to save the strawhats.

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u/OkConsideration3179 10h ago

So what if the real Vegapunk is dead and before he died he uploaded his knowledge into that girl who just might be an android?

They are on an island that is hundreds of years more advanced than anywhere else so it's a plausible theory.

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u/Jaielhahaha 9h ago

Plausible but not as probable as Vegapunk still being alive. Kudos if you're right in the future!

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u/4banna World Government 10h ago

Love that we get little Gear 5 sprites of Luffy now ehee

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u/LuckyCosmos 9h ago

I noticed that and am slightly concerned. "That's when I'm free" sounds more like the awakened Zoan fruit speaking through Luffy instead of Luffy himself.

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u/ChillOtters Cipher Pol 8h ago

Nah he is talking about how he is a lot more flexible and happy. He can do what ever he wants in that form unlike normally he is trapped by the rebound effect.

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u/monji7 Slave 10h ago

I am just tired to see new characters designed around figures. All of them are sexy young girls. All those years vegapunk gave the impression of an someone at least in their 30s. How is it make sense ?

Its all i am angry about. I just wanna see more mature characters. I say it here that the king of the world is some young kid also. He/she probably loves luffy also but forced to be the king or something. Ilove to eat the same cliche shit at this point

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u/Hot_Pair9762 8h ago

there's 02 written on her shirt so she's probably vegapunk's daughter or a robot...

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u/murray-sama 9h ago

It did say something along the lines of "speaking in an old time voice", so clearly more going on than meets the eye

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u/meertatt 10h ago

holy shit its so obvious that its not actually vegapunk. She is numbered just like the other machines that were introduced in the chapter.

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u/Snoo-36058 9h ago

Lol I know right..... Cracker got us good. This is probably Cracker times 2.

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u/FartPudding 10h ago

Honestly I don't believe that's vegapunk or if it is then it's a project he did. Vegapunk was always a man and referred to as such. All of a sudden he's a woman? Something could've happened and he made a new body, or created a android. We don't know but we know he's known for very advanced science so it's not out of the wheelhouse that this is a creation of his or related to a science project. I don't care if he's a woman, but unless the military never knew his true identity(which is wrong because we have seen people who have worked with him directly) it doesn't make sense.

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u/CryonautX 5h ago

I don't think vegapunk's gender/sex was ever confirmed.

u/FartPudding 4h ago

It was, he was called old man vegapunk

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u/siegeerson 6h ago

It's simple vegapunk is trans and/or had a run in with ivankov.

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u/bamboo_pandas 11h ago

Hmm....wonder why there's an 02 on Vegapunk's shirt.... 👀👀👀

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u/WallZestyclose1022 8h ago

twins

one is vega, the other is punk

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u/zappy487 7h ago

Twins, Basil. Twins.

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u/RoyalFail6 Cipher Pol 10h ago

Probably his robot or clone wife, an exact replica of him just opposite gender

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u/Diamondz4615 10h ago

2 boobas

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u/Leiatte 11h ago

I’m really hoping this island is a Sci-Fi island wholeheartedly, I’d just be so excited to see the Strawhats in a Sci-Fi environment. That “said to be 500 years in the future” makes me feel like we’ll fully embrace that

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u/RozCrunch 11h ago

" kizaru is vegapunk"

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u/Good_Mathematician60 8h ago

The whole I'm the most guarded man in the world plus having Vegas personal bodyguard with him when kuma and v. 1 pacifista attacked the straw hats

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u/RozCrunch 6h ago

The whole " oh kizaru's nuerons work at light speed so he's the smartest man alive "

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u/ActiveApprehensive92 11h ago

Wonder if Vegapunk's mention of "not being able to control lust" will become a plot point down the road e.g., Boa Hancock coming to Luffy's rescue.

Especially now that Hancock's been brought back into focus.

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u/pira3_1000 11h ago

This statement is so well put, it's almost like a just got a "foreshadowed" spoiler 😂 -- really well put man. Also could explain (maybe) Kuma's mind being able to resist and taking his own will for so long. I even maybe up to this day: we still don't know how his mind is, now that he's back to the revolutionaries

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u/NullZone6598 11h ago

There is a possibility both him and Tashigi trained under special condition, like a the Time Chamber from Dragon Ball.

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u/abloesezwei 11h ago

Also called Foxy's awakening

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u/theRak27 World Government 11h ago

Akainu i came to bargain

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u/NullZone6598 11h ago

Glad to see Tashigi back and safe. I doubt she is much stronger than before because she probably focused on the safety of the kids the whole time but it doesn't matter. Being strong doesn't make a character automatically interesting.

Smoker should be back very soon too. I don't know if he is going to be a bad guy or not, he is still stronger than half of the SH.

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u/darkestlightattack Bandit 12h ago edited 12h ago

Why is jinbei taking off his clothes to dry? Its definitely not the cold since we know what it involves for a fisherman to go all the way to fisherman Island. They basically travel half naked through high water pressure, extremely low and high temperatures so fishermen by default must have resistance to high and low temperatures and he's never taken his clothes off after jumping out of the water so why now? Did he do it just to fit in? We know he wasn't affected by the cold this chapter either since he wasn't in winter gear like the rest or complaining about the cold.

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u/Dayvfish 11h ago

Pretty closed minded to assume all fishmen don’t mind wet clothes 🙄😂😂 lmao

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u/darkestlightattack Bandit 11h ago

From what we have seen so far non of them have changed there clothes and I'm asumming they wear clothes that are not affect by being in the water so probably specialised clothing for fishermen. In general when fishermen get out of water there clothes always look dry like they never went in the first place and we haven't see any fisherman change there clothes after getting out of the water. Jack and the arlong pirates basically wear the same stuff the only fisherman we have seen change was jinbei but it's never been because of water.

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u/Dayvfish 9h ago

Bro it’s a joke. You’re thinking wayyyy too hard about it lol

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u/darkestlightattack Bandit 8h ago

I'm half joking half serious and 100% trolling

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u/Dayvfish 8h ago

Amazing commitment to a joke. That’s so much text 😂😂.

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u/darkestlightattack Bandit 8h ago

That's how I troll I get people invested in random details 🤣

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u/GodOfTower 12h ago

Flexing on Bonney?

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u/darkestlightattack Bandit 11h ago

Maybe

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u/Zoro_a 12h ago

most observational one piece fan

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u/darkestlightattack Bandit 11h ago

👁_👁

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u/Boruto-sennin 12h ago

Considering the fact that Dr. Vegapunk is going to play a role in this new arc we might discover the truth about Devil Fruits during this arc.

u/glade1988 1h ago

Yes please and more insight about Blackbeard's weird ability to absorb more than some fruit

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u/Boruto-sennin 12h ago

There is no way that we wont learn something really important about Devil Fruits during this arc, because Dr. Vegapunk is finally here.

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u/Boruto-sennin 12h ago

What a time to be a fan of One Piece.

In chapter 1059 the Seraphim, the new force that has replaced the Warlords was revealed.

In chapter 1060 we saw Im using a weapon or an ability to destroy an entire island nation.

In chapter 1061 we finally saw the legendary Dr. Vegapunk

u/tomatotomano 4h ago

Oda's break to plan for the final saga is paying off dividends, the pacing is on point.

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u/TakeThatForDataFiz 10h ago

don’t forget about bonney finally showing up again

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u/theRak27 World Government 11h ago

Shabondy vibes all over again

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u/Boruto-sennin 12h ago

Can't wait to see what Oda-sensei will do next.

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u/CryonautX 12h ago

anyone else notice vegapunk's limbs are basically tentacles?

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u/_timthehuman 12h ago

Slightly off topic but Bonney and luffys dialogue about him being free just makes me more curious about what his dream is

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u/Exaltus-Lux 13h ago

Vegapunk: I'm the dude, playing the girl, disguised as a mechadude.

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u/PplsElbow 13h ago

I feel like there will be much info dumps coming in the next chapters.

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u/theRak27 World Government 11h ago

Probably not until either mid arc or after the villains been defeated

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u/LuckyCosmos 9h ago

As of right now, who IS the villian? Vegapunk? Maybe the Seraphims? Been a long time since we've had this type of point in the plot where the enemy is just some dudes doing a job.

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u/DigitalCoinMad 13h ago

Could it be that Vegapunk is 800+ years old and Bonney/previous fruit holder is the one making her look young. The same as how Im and 5 elders are very knowledgable in terms of void century hence, they try to capture Bonney. And why she is in the island and befriended Vegapunk because shes the only "good" person from ancient history.

This chapter we would be able to know her full power and her link with the World Government and how important she is to the story.

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u/Dayvfish 12h ago

One interesting theory I had been thinking about concerning the Void Century is maybe before the Void the world was actually extremely advanced but then was plunged back into “dark” ages (metaphorically speaking) and that’s how we landed in the semi advanced pirate era. Or maybe it’s the weed talking lol

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u/Good_Mathematician60 8h ago

That's pretty much been established, think about the 3 ancient weapons.

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u/Dayvfish 6h ago

Well I see what you’re trying to get at but one of the weapons is a humanoid, one is a ship who’s only claim to fame is how powerful it is yet we don’t really know if it’s advanced technology or just the most badass weaponized ship of all time. Doesn’t necessarily have to be “advanced”. And as for Uranus, we still don’t actually know if what Im used was Uranus (though I do believe it is) or if Uranus is something else and this thing Im has is a way to balance out Uranus’ power. Obviously speculation for that too but until it’s said we still have to keep a slight open mind about what’s been revealed to us in that regard.

Enel (by extension of Ganfal and Co) created the ark maxim so I don’t think it would be out of the ordinary for the WG to have the capabilities to build their own stuff.

Im excited to see what happens next. I have so many crazy long shot theories but hey one might actually stick 😂😂

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u/DimashiroYuuki 14h ago

For me the most interesting part of the chapter was this short conversation between Bonney and Luffy here:

What's the deal with your wanted poster anyway? I thought your hair was white now...

Oh, that's just how I look when I'm totally free!!

Hm. So if he feels free when he is in his gear 5 state, does that mean he currently does not feel free at all? What causes him to feel this way in his gear 5 state anyway? Being able to live without worries and doing what he wants? Is this his definition of freedom? Makes me wonder if one day Luffy just decides to just stay in gear 5 forever. Not sure if his body could take that.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but seems like there's something bothering Luffy and he wants to change it. What this "it" is is up to debate, but my guess is that it has something to do with the dream he was talking about.

Overall nice that Luffy is aware of his white hair and we finally get to see Vegapunk, his daughter, a clone, an android or Odaknowswho this person really is.

The breaks hurts. Rest well, sensei.

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u/Yangshuei 7h ago

you think too much....he just mean with Gear 5 he's free to do whatever he want to do at that state, this is his power.

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u/DimashiroYuuki 7h ago

you think too much.

Probably, but a friend of mine also thinks that Luffy does not feel free unless he is in his gear 5 state, so at least I'm not alone.

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u/yiggaman 9h ago

When he's free to do whatever he wants to do. Which is his powers

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u/DimashiroYuuki 7h ago

A friend of mine also thinks that his answer was kinda strange so I know at least I'm not alone.

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u/MonkeyDEzio 12h ago

When he's free he can literally bend everything to his wishes.

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u/DimashiroYuuki 7h ago

A friend of mine also thinks Luffy's answer was a bit strange, so at least I'm not alone.

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u/Dismal-Sir-4878 13h ago

When he's free of all worries, facing death head on with a smile, win or lose.

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u/DimashiroYuuki 7h ago

He was pretty desperate to win against Kaidou tho.

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u/Dayvfish 14h ago

Oda has got to be a fan of Rush Hour/Chris Tucker

Secret Sword base is G14? And it’s classified….

G14-Classified. That can’t be a coincidence 😂

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u/Ok-Mathematician9309 11h ago

Mustve been too long ago since I watched rush hour, but I dont get it

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u/Dayvfish 9h ago

Just google “g14 classified rush hour” lol

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u/theRak27 World Government 11h ago

Same lol

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u/TG_F 14h ago

Would like it a lot if this would be a Franky prioritized arc or atleast him playing a bigger role in this arc, even if it's probably just a mini arc of like 30 chapters.

u/Al-D-Kyda 4h ago

I’m sure franky is going to steal a lot ideas from what he sees.

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u/Good_Mathematician60 8h ago

This is the island he went to during the time skip so it wouldn't be hard to believe.

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u/CryonautX 5h ago

Nope, Franky was at vegapunk's hometown. This is an island the world government is keeping vegapunk in to do his research.

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u/Wade_B Void Month Survivor 6h ago

https://onepiece.fandom.com/wiki/Karakuri_Island

This is the island Franky went to btw

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u/Somawind 15h ago

I appreciate zoro saving Brook and Sanji Robin underwater.

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u/mainak17 15h ago

i was thinking maybe there is a connection between kid and vegapunk? I mean kid is pretty much a mechanic and his attacks have "punk" term? maybe he grew up near vegapunk's lab or something?? or maybe he saw vega force version 1, something like that... I don't know if anyone made the connection already but just noticed this after reading 1061.
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tried to post this as a post but got removed maybe this is the right place

u/Al-D-Kyda 4h ago

The dads in one piece have a track record of leaving their child with their moms to pursue their dreams. Maybe that’s why he’s always angry he got daddy issues lol.

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u/totally_not_a_reply 14h ago

only thing thats mechic is his devil fruit because he is magneto. Nothing more so far

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u/Sum_Ergo-Cogito 12h ago

Oda Drew a young kid with a wrench and a robot toy, probably made it himself

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u/stonehearthed 16h ago

Tashigi has the medicine for the kids. We all wanted Chopper to cure always smiling Wano people. When Wano finally opens up to world, they can import Navy's medicine.

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u/adhede 16h ago

I really like that for the first time in several years we didn't know what the next island would be. It feels so satisfying now that the straw hats ended up on Vegapunk's island (and not Elbaf).

So G14 is right next to Egghead island, really interesting that Helmeppo might actually talk Luffy into raiding Blackbeard's island which would lead to another yonko war. So that means Blackbeard might be dealt with before the world government. That is really intriguing.

Love Vegapunk's design but I am sceptical of it being Vegapunk's only form. The girl spoke like an old person according to the editor's note and her suit says "punk 02". This body might not be Vegapunk's but the mind is deifinitely hers/his. It might be a clone of Vegapunk like the seraphims being clones of warlords but in this case it is not lunarian and Vegapunk's actual consciousness is inserted in the clone. In contrast, it might the actual body of Vegapunk with Bonnie keeping her young.

But then again we have heard Kuma refer to Vegapunk as male and based on the name of the island and the other old scientist from Enel's cover story I have long suspected that Vegapunk has an elongated head. I'm interested to see where this is going.

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u/CryonautX 12h ago

Blackbeard being dealt with before World Government is a given. Luffy probably gets to raftel before taking on Imu. Previous chapter made that even more clear coz luffy's end goal is no longer pirate king.

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u/Cheesemacher 16h ago

That Vegapunk reveal was the hypest shit

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u/Ardilon7 16h ago

Vice Admiral Doll is awakening things in me i did not know existed lol

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u/abloesezwei 16h ago

Egghead predictions:
Short arc. Less than 20 chapters.
Lore reveals:
-Vegapunk (obviously)
-Devil fruit origin and mechanics
-Sorbet kingdom (Kuma/Bonney)
-Some more info on Blackbeard. No full flashback yet.

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u/Shimotsukizorosan 16h ago

Have the punk hazard kids really gotten smaller?

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u/Dayvfish 14h ago

Mocha was like the size of Kaido during PH so I’d say definitely

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u/abloesezwei 16h ago

First chapter in about a year where I have no complaints, no matter how nitpicky. This is One Piece at its peak, finally getting back to adventuring.

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u/The_only_truth_is 17h ago edited 9h ago

Since this chapter I kind feel like kid is Vega punk child or something to him because of his attacks…his devil fruit …. also he just created a rail gun !!!!!! That stronger then frankly …. Or I could just be high lol 😂

u/Al-D-Kyda 4h ago

Would be crazy if vegapunk has a burn scar.

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u/StyleMindless2222 17h ago

It's possible that Bonney went to Egghead to confront Vegapunk about Kuma. So Kuma is really an important person to Bonney.

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u/BlackCat1302 14h ago

She wants his memory and personality back from the server where Vegapunk stored them. Daughter? Lover? Sister? Everything is possible at this stage even though lover has my favors when it comes to their relationship. More lore incoming!

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u/SiscoLOL 17h ago

Since this 'Vegapunk' has the Number 2 written on it, i guess it could also be a pre-seraphim / early seraphim Version and one of Vegapunks actual finest creations so far.

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u/Drop_Release Void Month Survivor 17h ago

Ok one two left hook did not expect a Dr Vegapunk intro this chapter!!!

Did you notice her(?) shoulder said “2”, maybe there’s an ultimate Dr Vegapunk who is the parent of this one

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u/Eccentric_Song 17h ago

Of course, it is always possible that it is vegapunk, despite him previously being shown as an old dude in punk hazard; he's interacted with batholomew kuma before, so it makes sense that he could've met Iva and Bonnie before, each of which have devil fruits that either allow them to swap sexes, or control age.

I wouldn't bet on it, though.

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u/Weaponizedflipflop 17h ago

I'm curious to see how this will play out,
my current theory is that DR. Vegapunk is a front name for a scientific division of the navy that has multiple scientists. Some of these scientist might have also included Judge and Ceasar in the past.

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u/Irrelevant-Opinion 15h ago

Ceasar was jealous of Dr Vegapunk.

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u/H3rO_0407 17h ago

As weak as momo is, he didn't faint when luffy and kaido were clashing.

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u/BlackCat1302 17h ago

Oda keeps blueballing us in every possible way : hot punk + break week 🥵

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u/RevolutionaryHeart22 17h ago

Hey Prince Grus, I know you're just Who's Who in a Marine uniform. You can stop now buddy.

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u/asura_zoro Bounty Hunter 18h ago

So does this chapter confirm that Tashigi (and probably Smoker) are involved with SWORD?

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u/SwayzoMad 12h ago

Smoker mentioned going to see Vegapunk and it's likely his science healing the kids. So I assume they are with him rather than Sword until confirmed

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u/RevolutionaryHeart22 17h ago

I guess, basically everyone there but those two are in SWORD

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u/Outrageous-Slice7480 18h ago

It's obvious that it's a fake, she is one of his creations, and Vegapunk is obviously old he was with the MADS 24 years ago

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u/Drop_Release Void Month Survivor 17h ago

Note that her shoulder patch said the number “PUNK 2” - maybe she is the daughter of the original Dr Vegapunk (whether male or female)

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u/RevolutionaryHeart22 17h ago

On the other hand, having Vegapunk turn out to be a young girl is the most anime option

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u/Guitoudou 18h ago

No way Oda reveals Vegapunk just like that. And there is no title card.

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u/Urqxy 18h ago

I think vegapunk is either a group of ppl cos of how it says punk 02 on her shirt or this woman is a robot made by vegapunk something like that.

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u/Vorticity1848 18h ago

But she talks like a old men and about the failed experiment with the shark. I think it‘s the real Vegapunk but changed his body.

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u/Desert_Hiker 18h ago

The number 2 on vegapunk’s shirt makes me think that maybe she’s not really vegapunk

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u/Drop_Release Void Month Survivor 17h ago

Yep same - or the daughter of THE Dr Vegapunk (who may also be a mother or father)

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u/Urqxy 18h ago

Or maybe she is a robot made by vegapunk or maybe vegapunk is actually a group of people instead of just one person

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u/Desert_Hiker 15h ago

I like that idea

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u/ApprehensiveVolume69 19h ago

Given Vegapunk knows a lot about DFs, he could potentially tell Luffy that he has eaten a mythical zoan fruit. Bonney also brought up the point about white hair in the wanted poster and was not convinced with Luffy's answer.

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u/Recent-Courage971 19h ago

Break next week🥲

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u/Evil_phd 19h ago

This is probably just a cyborg/robot/android that Vegapunk controls directly.

Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if Vegapunk themselves was just a brain in a jar.

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u/No-Criticism-3290 15h ago

I'd love if vegapunk was like motherbrain from metroid

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u/Drop_Release Void Month Survivor 17h ago

Dragonball Z style

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u/kyubiiash 20h ago

I wonder if the egghead land is lowkey a homage to eggman from sonic

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u/OutrageousCan366 Pirate 12h ago

We already had a Eggman wannabe in Dressrosa.

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u/Muffin-Sprinkles 18h ago

I was kinda thing or Eggman/robotnik with egg head island and Vega punk building robots

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u/Haadhai 19h ago

Was thinking the same. Given he’s fan of many pop culture and I won’t be surprised by it.

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u/PatienceHelpful4933 Thriller Bark Victim's Association 19h ago

Used to be a big sonic nerd, immediately thought this

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u/Barnitude 20h ago

Looks like Luffy will go to hachinosu.

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u/cptenn94 20h ago

I find it entertaining that there is basically an equal odds that this vegapunk is a second body(lots of variant possibilities)(which may or may not be the same gender) as there is it being Vegas daughter.(Not sure which category a modified clone would fit)

Like Vegapunk absolutely seems like the kind of person to use the Vega 02 model number for either a daughter or second body. And a daughter would likely pick up quirks such as speaking like an older person.

All in all it's probably the former given how almost all uses of the old speech patterns of a younger character tend to be indicative of a older soul/mind, and the greater context.

But man, what a way to kick off a new arc.

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u/Qverlord37 18h ago

it could be a mix of all 3.

vegapunk created a female clone of himself to be his daughter, or maybe replace a daughter he lost, she's also a cyborg because he wanted her to be safe, and she mimic his speaking pattern because she is him in a way.

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u/Thagyr 19h ago

Vegapunk has proven both cyborgization as well as cloning. Anything is possible. Clones, body swapping, biological daughter (who picked up speaking habits from older Vegapunk) lab-grown daughter. Should be interesting.

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u/Dive_deep_get_wet 19h ago

Spot on. My thoughts after reading the chapter and seeing the "02" as well.

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u/zakiahmeir 20h ago edited 20h ago

I think that girl is not vegapunk but one of his creations. he is just communicating through her and not even related to him.

( maybe this particular creation of him, he can fully control without its own mind/programming so that vegapunk can still explore outside using her because he is old and fragile to go playing around outside his lab )

maybe next chapter we will be introduced to all the creations of vegapunk with numerical values.

the robot that this girl is riding (12) , the shark (03) the girl android (02). next chapter we will see more robots/android in the island with numbers.

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u/Pimpwerx 20h ago

The body appears to have a number on it. No reason to believe it is Vegapunk. I think yours is a theory many of us share.

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u/abhikun 20h ago

Is that girl pulling a Vegapunk.

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As Yamato did Oden.

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u/Jestersage 17h ago

Possibly. Or even a clone, body-surf, etc. With someone who basically perfected every scientific stuff in the series, who knows?

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u/FermentingPotato 20h ago

To start off the final saga, are the Straw Hats going to kidnap another scientist?

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u/silly327 Lurker 18h ago

Most of them including the ship are kidnapped by a scientist right now. Vegapunk will most likely want to research Luffys fruit. Luffy is not with the crew. Interesting setup for the beginning of an arc.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Dog_936 20h ago

Im guessing vegapunk is a cyborg. No way she look so young and hot

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u/Badji_D_Luffy 20h ago

Basically what Oda has been doing so far:

Chapter 1057: you thought Yamato will join? think again
Chapter 1058: you thought Buggy is the one who created cross guild? think again
Chapter 1059: you thought Blackbeard will be going after sabo? think again
Chapter 1060: you thought Luffy's dream was to become the pirate king? think again
Chapter 1061: you thought Elbaf was the next arc, Vegapunk was an old man and Bonney a child? think again

loading......Chapter 1062: you thought you knew everything about Devil Fruits? think again

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u/Decent_Web 16h ago

for Buggy it was obvious that there was a mix up from the start

Why would anyone expect Blackbeard to be after Sabo?

Luffy's dream we knew wasn't just becoming pirateking but I guesss it was never 100% confirmed

And about Elbaf I dont know why everyone was so sure it was going to be the next island we left wano with 0 clues about the next island

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u/TaxiMagic 17h ago

We've known for years that Luffy has another secret dream other than becoming the pirate king. And why would you think Blackbeard was going after Sabo? No way I thought he was going after Hancock, but Sabo was way down on my list! And whoever thought Buggy was the brain behind the cross guild haven't read much One Piece.

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u/leafinferno 11h ago

hey i can't recall when Luffy's secret dream was hinted at before 1061 can you pls tell the chapter/ep no.

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u/THIRDNAMEMIGHTWORK 10h ago

During Yamato's Ace flashback Ace mention that Luffy had a dream that made him and Sabo laugh. Then Yamato tells us that Roger has the same dream. Considering that we already knew Luffy wanted to be King of the pirates and that saying it never made anybody else laugh one would reason that Luffy had a separate dream.

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u/TaxiMagic 11h ago

Chapter 585, but most people thought it still was Pirate King.. Until Chapter 996!

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u/Leiatte 18h ago

🤣 the accuracy of this post is hilarious, this is exactly what he’s been doing!

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u/Level_Month7180 21h ago

Just once I wish we could not do the whole "omg the crew is immediately split up" thing.

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u/Leiatte 19h ago

Yeah I felt the same way when I first read it, that one chapter with the whole crew all together felt amazing! It’s really what I want at this point for the whole crew to bond with each other for more than a chapter, I’d love just like 3-4 chapters of mostly bonding before jumping into the next arc lol.

With that said I have looked on the bright side: Luffy, Jinbe, Chopper, & Bonney?! That is an incredibly interesting quartet. Luffy’s the main character so naturally the focus follows him. Jinbe just joined the crew so he will get spotlight from being new & 1/4 of the MC’s current group. Chopper will have more distinct interactions with the people in the group. Bonney is the main worst Gen of the arc & we haven’t interacted with her in forever so a lot of development coming her way.

Meanwhile Vegapunk is with the main strawhat group, so she will hopefully split the focus of the arc with Luffy until his crew reconvenes. Franky’s time to step up & be the leader of the crew I think, get a bunch of spotlight while the rest of the strawhats can do their usual thing.

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u/fr0st2k 9h ago

people dont like the davy back fight - but it did this extremely well...

and while it doesn't stand out as an awesome arc, its an amazing supporting arc that makes us like the characters better moving forward.

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