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One Piece Chapter 989
Title: Somehow, I Don't Feel Like We're Losing


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ONE PIECE CHAPTER 989 QUICK SUMMARY
After BM got hit by Franky, Jinbe asked Robin's assistance to suppress BM.
Luffy ordered Yamato to protect Shinobu and Momo. But those two vanished with smoke screen jutsu out of fear.
Drunk Numbers a.k.a "Failed Ancient Giants" from Punk Hazard (according to BM) captured Franky's tank. Franky then 1 shot the guy holding the tank (Number 4).
BM wanted to hit Franky, but Jinbe and Robin took care of her with ease. She got moved far away from the war zone with Robin's ability.
Zoro and Luffy decided to go up after Kaido, but Queen stopped them after transforming to his zoan form. He held them in his mouth, then threw them away.
Franky fused with his tank, Sanji got back up, and every SH gathered at the final panel.



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I'm a Zoro fan, but honestly I wouldn't mind if Jinbe is indeed the 2nd in command.
The positioning is clear in that panel
  • Luffy and Jinbei are the Bosses in the middle
  • Zoro and Sanji are the mainfighters on left and right
  • Nami and Usopp are the glasscanons behind the mainfighters
  • Franky and Chopper are the Tanks in the back
  • Brook and Robin are the specialists (infiltrating and spying) hidden in the center
This panel is just great!!!

Comparing to Jolly Roger Pirates I would say
Luffy -> Roger
Jinbei -> Oden
Zoro and Sanji -> Rayleigh and Gaban

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When Big Mom comes back even angrier (like Jinbe said), what do you think will stop her from killing strowhats and their frends this time? Because Wano is not ending any time soon, just take a good guess.

Amnesia or Shenanigans, what's worse?
 
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When Big Mom comes back even angrier (like Jinbe said), what do you think will stop her from killing strowhats and their frends this time? Because Wano is not ending any time soon, just take a good guess.

Amnesia or Shenanigans, what's worse?
Queen Mama Chanter appears.
First BM will be happy, but then she will recognize Miss Backin and find out her crewmembers who came with her were all taken out by Weevil.

Followed by Weevil vs BM.


Other option Strawhats together defeat BM similiar to how they defeated Oars on TB.


Worst case: BM hurts her head turning once again into O-Lin end up supporting Strawhats.
 
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Queen Mama Chanter appears.
First BM will be happy, but then she will recognize Miss Backin and find out her crewmembers who came with her were all taken out by Weevil.

Followed by Weevil vs BM.
The first option is impossible because both Backin and Weevil aren't in Wano yet (as far as I know) but even if they somehow arrived in Wano I don't think Weevil is strong enough to take down Big Mom's crew then fight herself later.
Other option Strawhats together defeat BM similiar to how they defeated Oars on TB.
I'd like to see that but Oda can't do that because of Kaido, even if strowhats somehow defeat Big Mom before Kaido defeats the scabbards then Kaido wouldn't have any problem to take down already damaged strowhats.
Worst case: BM hurts her head turning once again into O-Lin end up supporting Strawhats.
This is the only available option Oda has alongside shenanigans, mabe Jinbe and General Franky+Brook will team up to distract Big Mom while we all pretend that it makes sense.

Conclusion, two Yonko are pain in the ass. How much effort it took to kill already dieing Whitbeard while Mariens had three Admirals and 7 Warlords.

Strowhats vs Two Yonko is a Big, Big mistake... it would have been much better to have WCI after Wano in which Big Mom would have been taken down.
 
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When Big Mom comes back even angrier (like Jinbe said), what do you think will stop her from killing strowhats and their frends this time? Because Wano is not ending any time soon, just take a good guess.

Amnesia or Shenanigans, what's worse?
Marco is still around and can give some trouble.
We still have Law who can lock her down given the right circumstances.
Even Perospero may do something about her if he has the balls. Because no one in BM crew wants to ally with Kaido except BM herself.

I wouldn't worry about BM too much actually.
SH now must get through King & Queen, who still haven't shown their hybrid form.
Tobi Roppo are still around as well. And we all know how durable these zoan users are.

Having people with crowd control abilities like Robin and Law will be extremely useful against tanky enemies like that.
In fact, Robin just low diff BM this chapter, proving no matter how tough someone is, doesn't mean they can't be "nullified".
 
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The first option is impossible because both Backin and Weevil aren't in Wano yet (as far as I know) but even if they somehow arrived in Wano I don't think Weevil is strong enough to take down Big Mom's crew then fight herself later.
You really believe the BMP are so much above the WBP allies Weevil took down solo without them being able to do any serious harm Weevil?!?

Borsalino was serious by comparing Weevil with young WB.

Not to mention that BMP might be weakened through water. Don't forget all of them are devilfruit user who just fall down a waterfall once again.



And about not being there yet. How far away from Wano were Weevil and Miss Backin actually when they faced Marines?
Don't forget after DR they start to follow Luffy to get to Marco. Both Luffy and Marco are in Wano now. (On top of that is Miss Backin connected to Rox the same way as BM and Kaidou)



Kaido, even if strowhats somehow defeat Big Mom before Kaido defeats the scabbards then Kaido wouldn't have any problem to take down already damaged strowhats.
All of the Strawhats have become much stronger during Wano. Luffy can now use advance Haki, Zoro got a new overpowered sword, Sanji got his raid suit and Jinbei is with them. I see the possibility of them beating BM fast especially when Law and Kid incl. their crews join in.


Also wouldn't underestimated the minks. Look back at WCI what Carrot alone could cause by turning into Sulong. She let Daifuku look like a joke now there hundreds of Minks turning in Sulong fighting alongside scabbards.



Strowhats vs Two Yonko is a Big, Big mistake... it would have been much better to have WCI after Wano in which Big Mom would have been taken down.
And I tell you 2 more Yonkou will join this.
This "Yonkou saga" will conclude the whole Yonkou Saga incl. the bg-plot of Rocks D. Xebec.
(It would perfectly tie in as I pointed out in my recent theory, the hints are already there)

And the following Saga (which will also be the last) will only be one big enemy left and thats the WG. There won't be space to deal with the Yonkou.



I mean what do you expect?
One Piece ends with Luffy finding One Piece and Luffy never fighting the WG?
Another timeskip won't happen and Luffy will almost reach his peak in case of powerlvl within this Arc.
 
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First of all, we all know Franky was going to take care of the big woman if Usopp and Chopper didnt need help :cool:

Secondly, I liked that we finally got a connection between Kaido and Punk Hazard with the numbers. The editors notes I read mentioned that Kaido 'bought' the numbers which indicates there was a transsaction. Could it possible involve Momo's DF? That Kaido for example donated some blood orso which Vegapunk used to create the artificial dragon fruit? just some speculation

Nami and Usopp are the glasscanons behind the mainfighters
Let's call them long-range fighters instead. You're correct but glass-cannons seems a bit downgrading :LOL:

:pepemusic: finally some focus on numbers and SHPs, I loved this chapter
Ye liked that as well :whistle:

When Big Mom comes back even angrier (like Jinbe said), what do you think will stop her from killing strowhats and their frends this time?
Franky will one-shot her, no problem ;)

Queen Mama Chanter appears.
First BM will be happy, but then she will recognize Miss Backin and find out her crewmembers who came with her were all taken out by Weevil.

Followed by Weevil vs BM.
I really like this (y)

And really love Usopp and Chopper reaction of Franky gonna fuse 😂😂😂
They recognize the main man of the story :sneaky:

Wow finally Robin and Jinbe showed some feat by getting rid off Big Mom :pepeexcited: which is a good way to make her stay away for the time being I guess
Kill-stealing seems more like it, Franky was ready for some spankin :devilish:

Marco is still around and can give some trouble.
Actually forgot about Marco during the chapter. Still prefer him fighting King or maybe Blackbeard crewmembers if they show up :confused:

And about not being there yet. How far away from Wano were Weevil and Miss Backin actually when they faced Marines?
Don't forget after DR they start to follow Luffy to get to Marco. Both Luffy and Marco are in Wano now. (On top of that is Miss Backin connected to Rox the same way as BM and Kaidou)
Hmm do they know Luffy is in Wano however? I know Blackbeard knew Luffy was there so I guess Bakkin could know as well :oops:

And I tell you 2 more Yonkou will join this.
Doubt it to be honest :( I could see Blackbeard sending some crewmembers like Shyriu and Devon (+Moriah) but I don't think he or Shanks will show up personally in Wano. I personally think Shanks will likely be defeated by Blackbeard in some other place (Elbaf for example) and Luffy will fight Blackbeard later in the story
 
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Doubt it to be honest :( I could see Blackbeard sending some crewmembers like Shyriu and Devon (+Moriah) but I don't think he or Shanks will show up personally in Wano. I personally think Shanks will likely be defeated by Blackbeard in some other place (Elbaf for example) and Luffy will fight Blackbeard later in the story.
Thought the same for a while.
Like in the end of Elbaf wrecked RHP appear followed by SHP fighting BBP on Laugh Tale.

But since One Piece is about to end and the WG is still almost untouched I start to believe "Yonkou saga" will conclude the Yonkou plot.

And the greatest hint for this is actually this scene.

We know Blackbeard already set sail. And there is a chance he is actually heading to Wano.


Let's call them long-range fighters instead. You're correct but glass-cannons seems a bit downgrading :LOL:
Why does Glass Canon seems downgrading? High damage output low durability in my opinion it fits perfectly.
 
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Thought the same for a while.
Like in the end of Elbaf wrecked RHP appear followed by SHP fighting BBP on Laugh Tale.

But since One Piece is about to end and the WG is still almost untouched I start to believe "Yonkou saga" will conclude the Yonkou plot.
Basically Wano can conclude the Yonkou plot with just Kaido and BM. It seems unlikely Luffy will actually fight Shanks so he is not a yonkou they have to defeat and Blackbeard, as the main nemesis, is actually higher than a Yonkou story wise. With Blackbeard fighting Luffy later (and likely taking care of Shanks first), Luffy only needs to take down Kaido/BM in Wano.

If we go by the One Piece is soon to end, than it could make sense if Blackbeard takes out Shanks on Wano but i'm leaning more towards that happening later myself. My main reasoning for this is that besides Elbaf/WG/Laugh Tale, the Ancient Weapons also still have to be revealed and play a part.

We know Blackbeard already set sail. And there is a chance he is actually heading to Wano.
Hmm did he? Can't remember but still have to reread stuff between WCI and Wano since it's been a while. He could show up on Wano offcourse, but Kaido/BM and possible Bakkin (if you're speculation is correct) could be enough for a Rocks Flashback. If Oda wants to wrap things up quickly he could have Blackbeard heading out to fight Shanks while stuff in Wano is happening.

Why does Glass Canon seems downgrading? High damage output low durability in my opinion it fits perfectly.
Ye, I know it does, not sure how to explain. :unsure:
 
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Hmm did he? Can't remember but still have to reread stuff between WCI and Wano since it's been a while.
Moriah was shown to be defeated by Shiliew between Wano act 1 and act 2. Teach setting happened one break later.
between Wano act 2 ans Wano act 3 said:
-> For this you shouldn't look up what happened between WCI and Wano ;)
 
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Moriah was shown to be defeated by Shiliew between Wano act 1 and act 2. Teach setting happened one break later.


-> For this you shouldn't look up what happened between WCI and Wano ;)
Seems like Blackbeard wants to get there before the Marines do. Who do you think the Marines will be sending?


Tbh I am totally down with Big Mom getting defeated here (as in killed) and all of the Strawhats working together to at least defeat her (someone else could end up killing her) seems believable. The lower Samurai's seem to be handling the numbers quite well. It's currently unknown how the battle on the Skull's roof is progressing atm. Will Luffy and Zoro defeat King and Queen or will Marco and Perospero end up taking them on?

My hope is that when Luffy and Zoro get to the roof finally that at least Jack is defeated (it would be hilarious because this will be the 2nd time he was defeated off screen).

Still hoping that Nami gets Big Mom's fruit 🤞
 
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Moriah was shown to be defeated by Shiliew between Wano act 1 and act 2. Teach setting happened one break later.


-> For this you shouldn't look up what happened between WCI and Wano ;)
Moria was never defeated.

Seems like Blackbeard wants to get there before the Marines do. Who do you think the Marines will be sending?


Tbh I am totally down with Big Mom getting defeated here (as in killed) and all of the Strawhats working together to at least defeat her (someone else could end up killing her) seems believable. The lower Samurai's seem to be handling the numbers quite well. It's currently unknown how the battle on the Skull's roof is progressing atm. Will Luffy and Zoro defeat King and Queen or will Marco and Perospero end up taking them on?

My hope is that when Luffy and Zoro get to the roof finally that at least Jack is defeated (it would be hilarious because this will be the 2nd time he was defeated off screen).

Still hoping that Nami gets Big Mom's fruit 🤞
I don't think Nami will ever get a devil fruit, Oda needs some of the SHs to swim and also Big Mom might not even die as there is still a slight chance that she could somehow get redeemed after her defeat.
 

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I still hope some Strawhat will solo one or multiple Numbers, sounds fit for Usopp or even Luffy.
Also it has been simple and all infront our very eyes...the Numbers are named after their experiment number.
 
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I don't think Nami will ever get a devil fruit, Oda needs some of the SHs to swim and also Big Mom might not even die as there is still a slight chance that she could somehow get redeemed after her defeat.
If Nami never gets a devil fruit then Oda is just being outright sadistic to the fans. To show us how devil fruits get passed on, provide the perfect delivery system for her to get it (her orchard) and to "tame" a character from a devil fruit that would enhance her weather powers. It's not like she's the only SH who doesn't have df powers. Jimbei can pick up the slack haha. Besides... it would be hilarious if one non df user on the SH crew accidentally ate a df. :ROFLMAO:
 
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