One Piece Wiki
Advertisement

Chapter 1054 is titled "Flame Emperor".

Cover Page

Color Spread: The new Four Emperors of the Sea.

Short Summary

While the Nine Red Scabbards, Yamato, and Momonosuke work to prevent Ryokugyu from reaching the Straw Hat Pirates, nearby Shanks after reminiscing decides not to reunite with Luffy and decides to go after Bartolomeo. Meanwhile, as Sabo gains a bounty for the alleged recent murder of Nefertari Cobra, Sakazuki discusses the recent events in a meeting and vows to drive all the opposing forces into the depths of the sea.

Long Summary

As Ryokugyu continues walking towards the Flower Capital, he says that having the ability to sway others isn’t something one can see often. However, he gets stopped by Denjiro, Inuarashi, Nekomamushi, Shinobu, Raizo, and Kawamatsu, all of whom Ryokugyu demands step aside. Raizo and Denjiro deduce that Ryokugyu is a Marine and is therefore Luffy’s enemy, but Ryokugyu attacks everyone with his Devil Fruit powers, as he had consumed the Logia-type Mori Mori no Mi, and is therefore, a Forest Man.

While attacking, Ryokugyu tells the samurai that the World Nobles are gods, and a country that has no ties to the World Government, such as Wano, has no rights. He also tells them that humanity has only advanced so far because they enforce hierarchies, and non-affiliated countries have to be put in their place in order to keep the peace, because according to him, prejudice breeds stability. As the six of them try to defend themselves, Ryokugyu announces that he will kill as many citizens of Wano as it takes to capture Luffy, since killing non-affiliated people isn’t a crime in his book.

Yamato then arrives on the scene and angrily slams Ryokugyu’s head into the ground, telling him that everything he just said makes him sick. Ryokugyu recovers and Yamato tells him that he will not let him spoil the people of Wano’s newfound freedom after two decades. Ryokugyu, however, simply asks who he is, and Yamato introduces himself as Kaidou’s son, which shocks the Admiral. Momonosuke then arrives in his dragon form and praises Yamato for his words, and he attempts to strike Ryokugyu by imitating Kaidou’s Bolo Breath, but nothing happens. Nevertheless, Momonosuke runs over to Ryokugyu and bites him, demanding he leave so he can continue to protect Wano from people like him. Ryokugyu, however, wraps his roots around Momonosuke to move him out of his way. Yamato tries to help but Momonosuke demands he stay out of the fight.

Meanwhile, in the seas around Wano, the Red Hair Pirates are waiting outside of the country. Some of Shanks’s officers tell him that they should go see Luffy, though Shanks is too busy reminiscing about the last time he saw Kozuki Oden and his kids. As he looks at Luffy’s new wanted poster, he thinks back to when he and his crew raided the World Government ship that was transporting the Gomu Gomu no Mi, and after that the time he spent in Luffy’s village up to when he lost his left arm trying to save him. After he finishes reminiscing, he tells his crew that he isn’t going to meet Luffy in Wano, which shocks everyone. He reminds them that Bartolomeo made a mess recently in one of their territories by burning his flag and replacing it with Luffy’s and he wants to handle that situation. He does, though, ask Benn Beckman if he thinks it’s time they tried to claim the One Piece.

At the Marine Headquarters in the New World, Fleet Admiral Sakazuki is told the World Government can’t ignore the Revolutionary Army anymore, and while Sakazuki knows this, there are no Marines left to deploy. The person he is talking too, Marine Criminal Affairs unit chief Kurouma (real name Tensei), tells him that Sabo has become legendary, because apparently, he assassinated Nefertari Cobra, the king of Arabasta and one of the descendants of the founding 20 from 800 years ago, which he thinks is a huge boon for the Revolutionary Army. On top of that, before Cobra was killed, he attacked Mary Geoise and destroyed the symbol of the World Nobles, which is practically a declaration of war. Despite Fujitora’s and Ryokugyu’s best efforts, Sabo and the other Revolutionary Army leaders were able to rescue Bartholomew Kuma and escape. Kurouma says that the two Admirals were probably restricted from fighting in the Holy Land, but Sakazuki demands he not make excuses for them.

It is also revealed that Cobra’s daughter, Nefertari Vivi, disappeared too, and he is still investigating how Cobra’s death and her disappearance are connected. Sakazuki surmises that Arabasta is in chaos now, while Kizaru, who was also present, asks if they can close the case on the attempted murder of Saint Charlos. Kurouma, however, says that Saint Mjosgard excused the assailants and in the Holy Land, it falls to God’s Knights to mediate conflicts, but Sakazuki tells him to leave them to it.

Kurouma says that most of these incidents are linked to Sabo, who’s “Flames of Rebellion” are spreading all over the globe, and that eight of the rebelling kingdoms were inspired to stage their coups while the kings were away. Now, people are calling Sabo a “god” or the “Flame Emperor”, and whose influence is said to be even greater than Monkey D. Dragon’s himself. Kizaru also pointed out that on top that his little brother was now one of the Four Emperors. Sure, enough a revolutionary that was rallying the troops claimed that Sobo's influence could be felt even in the pirate world as his younger brother just upended their status quo and right now times are being forced to change.

Sakazuki remarks he became Fleet Admiral during a very intense era but asserts that if the Revolutionary Army rears its head at them, he will intend to strike back on all fronts.

Quick References

Chapter Notes

Characters

Pirates Marines Citizens World Government Revolutionary Army Other
Straw Hat Pirates

Buggy Pirates

Blackbeard Pirates
Red Hair Pirates

Other
Fleet Admiral

Admiral

Other
Wano Country

Mokomo Dukedom

Arabasta Kingdom
World Noble

CP9

Trivia

  • This chapter was released with the sixth and final chapter of Shokugeki no Sanji.
  • This is one of the few non-flashback chapters to feature no physical appearance of any Straw Hat Pirate and only features one on images or in a small flashback.
  • In the chapter, Shanks is seen drinking liquor labelled "67 Sake No. 5" (六十七酒 五番?). This may be a reference to Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, named "Fate" or "Destiny".

Arc Navigation

Previous Chapter

Next Chapter

Wano Country Arc
Manga Chapters
909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919
920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930
931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941
942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952
953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963
964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974
975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985
986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996
997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007
1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018
1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029
1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040
1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051
1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057
Manga Volumes
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
101 102 103
Anime Episodes
890 891 892 893 894 897 898 899 900 901 902
903 904 905 906 908 909 910 911 912 913 914
915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925
926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936
937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947
948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958
959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969
970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980
981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991
992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002
1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013
1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024
1025 1026 1027 1028 1031
Advertisement