One Piece Episode 912: Kaido’s dragon form
The recent One Piece episode 912 just released last week. In that episode, we finally got to see Kaido’s transformation. It was so hyped that some fans only felt the animated adaptation of One Piece is catching up in this episode.
Of course, the animated Wano arc started a few months ago. But this episode and the next one are much anticipated because of the first confrontation between Kaido and Luffy. Kaido is one of the main antagonists of the Wano arc, and Luffy’s final battle with him is expected to be epic.
How strong is Kaido?
When Kaido debuted in chapter 795, he was introduced as the strongest creature in the world. There have been many attempts to kill him, but everything failed. Not even he can kill himself. It is said that if a fight against him is one-on-one, Kaido will win.
In later chapters of the manga, it was revealed that Kaido once joined the Rocks pirates. Rocks were noted as the strongest pirate crew. Along with Kaido, are Big Mom and Whitebeard, to whom Kaido seems to have great respect.
Currently, Kaido resides in Onigashima in Wano with his crew. Together with Orochi, Kaido brought Wano to submission. His presence alone causes distress even among his subordinates.
Kaido’s power and abilities
Kaido ate a mythical zoan-type devil fruit which allows him to transform into a blue Eastern dragon. This has been a matter of dispute in the past. The question was whether Kaido is a human who ate a devil fruit, or an Eastern dragon who ate human-type zoan devil fruit.
Zoan-type devil fruit eaters usually have three forms – human form, beast form, and human-beast form. So far we have only seen Kaido’s human and beast forms. One Piece episode 912 just showed us Kaido’s beast form in action. In this form, Kaido creates cloud which he uses as footstool allowing him to float.
In the opening of One Piece anime, Kaido can also be seen breathing fire, which is typical of a dragon. His mass is so enormous that it can level a small town if he falls.
Is Momo’s SMILE created from Kaido’s devil fruit?
The existence of Eastern dragons in One Piece is a possibility. In fact, the existence of dragons in One Piece world is not new. While still in East Blue, the Straw hats met an old millennial dragon called Ryu. In Punk Hazad, the Straw hats encountered another dragon whom Zoro killed.
Later, they met a smaller dragon escaping from the poison gas Caesar released.
We learned how SMILE, or artificial devil fruits are created. Basically, a sacrifice has to be made to create an artificial devil fruit. Since it is inhumane to sacrifice human lives, Vegapunk uses animals and can only, therefore, make zoan-type devil fruits.
If that is the case, it is possible that Vegapunk sacrificed an Eastern dragon to create the SMILE that Momo ate. Vegapunk cannot use Kaido’s devil fruit for he will die in that case.
What to expect next
The next episode of One Piece will be more epic than this one. We will finally see Luffy and Kaido’s first battle in action. One Piece episode 913 is expected to air on December 8, 2019.
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