"Defend Luffy! Zoro and Law's Sword Technique" is the 1027th episode of the One Piece anime.
Big Mom recovers from her fall, re-approaching Onigashima, while Kaidou and the Worst Generation members continue to fight. Zoro manages to scar Kaidou, but both him and Law are defeated, and Luffy resolves to defeat the Emperor.
Big Mom falls from Onigashima, calling for help from Zeus. However, he is unable to come to her rescue, and he frantically tries to escape from Kid's box. Kid and Law watch on, with Kid laughing and Law stating that the sea will finish off Big Mom. She reaches the water, beginning to drown, and attempts to call out to Prometheus, who is still being chased by Zoro. Napoleon, as well, tries to get to Big Mom, but he is held off by Killer.
At the same time, Kaidou looks down at an unconscious Luffy lying in a crater. He attacks Zoro, remarking that he has to do everything for Big Mom, but Law manages to save Zoro in time and get a counter attack in. Kaidou shifts into attacking Law, sending him flying, as the now-free Prometheus charges into Napoleon, saving him from Killer and allowing the two Homies to go save Big Mom. However, Kid jumps after them, intent on stopping them. Big Mom thanks the two Homies, but gets mad at Zeus, stating that he didn't do anything to help, and Prometheus agrees, saying that he no longer considers Zeus part of their family. As the three of them fly back to Onigashima, Prometheus asks Big Mom to make him a girlfriend, which she agrees to as a replacement for Zeus.
The Heart Pirates watch Big Mom from the Polar Tang, angry that she survived. They state that it's now impossible to land on the Onigashima, since it's in the air, but resolve to still try and meet with Law somehow. Back on the Onigashima rooftop, the Worst Generation members prepare to face off against Kaidou, but he just laughs at them, pointing to Luffy's current state. He reflects back to when he first defeated Luffy, noticing that both times he continued to glare at Kaidou even after being knocked unconscious. Unlike their first fight, Kaidou prepares to kill Luffy, but is interrupted by Zoro preparing to attack.
Zoro begins using Nine Sword Style, charging at Kaidou, and he manages to successfully repel one of Kaidou's attacks. He then uses Ashura Bakkei: Moja no Tawamure, successfully injuring Kaidou and opening a large wound across his chest, which shocks Law and Kaidou. However, Zoro is exhausted from the attack, reverting to Three Sword Style. Kaidou reveals that Zoro possesses the ability to use Haoshoku Haki, though Zoro is confused by it, stating that he simply used his full strength in his attack. He then collapses from exhaustion, though Kaidou notes that Zoro's attack will leave a scar. He attacks the downed Zoro and an interrupting Law, knocking them both to the ground.
As Kaidou states that if they had joined them, they would have conquered the world, Luffy stands up behind him, saying that they would never work for him. He says they could never join him after what he did to the samurai, and swears to defeat Kaidou.
Characters in Order of Appearance
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- Big Mom is seen falling directly into the ocean before being saved by Prometheus and Napoleon. In the manga it wasn't specifically shown that she fell into the ocean.