One Piece just served karma around to one of Wano’s biggest enemies with the newest chapter of the series! The war across Onigashima has reached a surprising new climax as following Luffy’s seeming defeat at the hands of Kaido in the recent chapters, it was soon revealed that the fight is really only getting started. While the fight on the top of the Skull Dome is the final of the major actual conflicts, there are still several smaller plot threads needing their own kinds of satisfying resolutions before the arc as a whole comes to an end in the next chapters.
Because while Kaido is certainly the last major foe to Luffy and the others, he’s not exactly Wano’s biggest enemy either. Orochi has done far more damage to the country through his years of ruling over it, and despite all of the punishment he has received on Onigashima so far he’s still been alive and kicking thanks to his Devil Fruit ability. But the newest chapter of the series starts to change that as Hiyori Kozumi has confronted him and locked him down in order to deliver some much needed revenge on the foe on behalf of her father and clan.
Previous chapters of the series have seen Orochi sneaking his way through the Skull Dome and managing to stay alive despite all of the trouble he had found himself in until he was pinned down under some rubble. It was revealed that Hiyori had spotted him with the intention of keeping him occupied, and Chapter 1044 of One Piece finally follows up on this. Still believing her to be the Komurasaki he once loved, he starts to crack when he realizes that she is truly Oden’s daughter. Pleading with her and trying to lie his way to safety, Hiyori shuts him down.
Carrying all of those years of hurt on her shoulders, Hiyori finally tells Orochi to his face about how much her father was damaged by him yet never backed down. Believing in Oden’s will as a samurai, Hiyori makes on final tearful declaration about her role as a member of the Kozuki and prepares to kill him. It’s then that the final remnants of Kanjuro’s fiery final painting makes its way back to Orochi and rather than listen to Orochi’s final order, it sets Orochi on fire instead.
Watching him burn, Hiyori begins to stand proud with tears in her eyes once more as she readies for the new dawn to come that was once predicted by her parents all those years ago. If this is truly the end for Orochi, it’s a fitting one for such a slimy piece of Wano’s history. But what do you think? How did you feel about Hiyori getting this revenge on behalf of the Kozuki? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!