Chapter 1024 is titled "So-and-So".
Color Spread: The Color Spread is the second part of a three-part poster featuring the 50 highest ranking characters worldwide, from the seventh popularity poll. As such, some characters are only partly shown, like Doflamingo and Moria on the left, and Sabo, Bege, and Rayleigh on the right.
Kaidou's palace is becoming steadily engulfed in flames as the war rages on, and more and more fighters on both sides begin heading to the Live Floor.
Meanwhile, Kaidou attacks Yamato with killing intent, stating his daughter is nothing more than an enemy if she truly bears the name of Oden. Yamato remembers Kaidou imprisoning her in a cave shortly after Oden's death along with several enemy samurai, with the group left to fight over a single serving of food. Despite Yamato's fears that the samurai would hate her, the warriors gave her the food without any hesitation as they treated her with the same warmth as they once did to the real Oden. After ten days, the samurai decided to break free of the cave and confront Kaidou in order to allow Yamato to survive, despite this being suicidal for them. Back in the present day, Yamato expresses confidence in her identity and goal and asks Kaidou why he has taken away both her and Wano's freedom as the two of them engage in a powerful Haoshoku Haki-imbued clash.
On the Second Floor, several Beasts Pirates watch as their allies collapse, with some deducing the cause was Haoshoku Haki. Sure enough, that is the case, but according to Usopp, who has labelled himself as "Usohachi the Sibling Hunter" while riding a Gifter with a Crocodile for a head, the Haki came from himself as he calls himself the man who defeated two members of the Tobiroppo. The Beasts Pirates react in fear as he tells them to join him, while off in the distance, Speed says to Tama that it is actually Big Mom's Haoshoku Haki that is knocking the pirates unconscious, its reach being rather far.
Nami tries contacting Franky asking for a status update on Luffy, but he replies he only knows what Momonosuke said earlier, who Nami says should be with Shinobu even though she cannot reach her either. Franky says that if there is no update then it means things are fine, and informs her that several pirates are trying to swarm the Live Floor while Zoro and Sanji battle King and Queen, and that they must be stopped. Bepo, Sachi and Penguin, agree to help. On the third floor, the fire started by Black Maria goes out of control as Brook carries a sleeping Robin in his arms, and on the fourth floor, Jinbe is informed of Brook's situation as he wonders who is holding Kaidou up right now.
On top of the Skull Dome, Yamato attacks Kaidou with Narikabura. It does not do anything to him as he hits her back with Kongo Kabura which blows her into a rock. As Yamato gets back up, she reveals that Kaidou has been trying to kill her, with Kaidou responding that if Yamato is going to take on the name of Oden that she should be prepared for war. Yamato asks if it is wrong to admire someone and declares that she loves Oden as she thinks back to her childhood.
In the past, a young Yamato, who at that time was called the "Oni Princess" by the Beasts Pirates, was chained to a gate as she continuously called herself "Oden" and demanded that Kaidou release her. Kaidou asks if she knocked everyone around her unconscious, which Yamato denies saying they just fell over, but Kaidou sees that she has Haoshoku Haki too. Kaidou tells Yamato that if she keeps calling herself Oden, she can die, as he has her moved into a cave for a month until she sees reason. Yamato becomes fearful for her life since the cave is filled with powerful samurai, who Kaidou is trying to force to join his crew. He throws in some food and many swords to see if they will fight to the death over it as he leaves. As he does, Yamato begs Kaidou to not leave her in the cave because she believes the samurai will kill her for being his child. Kaidou, however, coldly reminds Yamato of her declaration of being Oden as he seals the cave.
Yamato sees the samurai take up their weapons and becomes fearful that they will kill her out of hatred for Kaidou, but to her complete surprise, they give her the food and tell her to eat, which she gratefully does. After Yamato finishes, she asks if she can be a samurai, prompting the one who gave her the food to cut her chains. The samurai tells her that everyone in the cave adored Oden, and they heard her declaration as him. As the samurai requests he be called "Nobody Important," Yamato shows him Oden's journal, and says she has trouble reading it. Everyone proceeds to read it as Yamato is left amazed by Oden's tales. Ten days later, the samurai tell Yamato that at this rate, they may not be able to see the battle that Oden predicted would happen in twenty years. Yamato says she will fight for Wano on that day, but the samurai decide to break out and fight immediately to make sure Yamato does not die in the cave like Kaidou wants.
In the present, an angry Yamato asks Kaidou why he stole her and Wano's freedom, but he says life does not have simple questions and answers. The two of them both perform Raimei Hakke, releasing a clash of Haoshoku Haki that Kaidou is forced to acknowledge.
- Tama's group is hiding while Usopp distracts the Beasts Pirates.
- Brook talks with Jinbe via Tanishi.
- Kawamatsu, Cho, and Yatappe block the Beasts Pirates from disrupting Zoro and Sanji's battle against the two All-Stars.
- Yamato's battle with Kaidou continues.
- Yamato recalls her past, remembering the time Kaidou chained her in a cave with three samurai who refused to serve Kaidou.
- In the color spread, the Pokémon Meltan can be seen on Kid's arm, possibly referencing the scene from Chapter 980.