One Piece Chapter # 1024 offers a heartbreaking flashback to Yamato’s childhood, revealing his son Kaido’s tragic past.
With Topiroppo defunct in One Piece’s Onigashima Raid, you’d think the events would be ending in the manga. However, there were still tens of thousands of Tailed Beasts Pirates for the Straw Hats to fight, and they weren’t even sure where their rubber-brained captain was.
Worse still, Yamato is the only thing standing between Kaido and the destruction of the good guys. In Chapter 1024a flashback by Yamato reveals the abusive and abandoned childhood that Kaido’s son was forced to endure.
On the island of Onigashima, a young, exhausted and hungry Yamato sits on the battlefield of the unconscious Beast Pirates. Out of breath, Yamato shouted to his father “I am Kozuki Oden”, but Kaido ignored his son’s declaration and pleas. The pirate captain realized that Yamato must have used Conqueror Haki without realizing it, so he decided to put his only child through a chaotic test.
Kaido tied Yamato to a large rock inside a cave along with three samurai loyal to Oden. He then provides the prisoners with a single meal that can only satisfy one – and earns them to fight – promising their freedom if they pledge allegiance to the Beast Pirates. Yamato begs his father not to do this, realizing that the swordsmen must hold a grudge against Kaido for killing Oden and potentially avenge his child, but all of his cries fall into the range of are not. Kaido suggests that if Yamato really is “Kozuki Oden”, then he could survive in the cave for a month.
Yamato initially feared for his life, but to his surprise the samurai gave the boy a meal. The benevolent samurai had no aversion to those who shared the same blood as their enemies. There’s an excellent performance of Yamato eating his meal with tears rolling down his face that makes you really empathize with his plight.
Then, a swordsman with a familiar appearance cut the chains that bound Yamato to the rock. The samurai did not give his name, but he could be Shimotsuki Ushimaru, the daimyo of Wano’s snow-covered Ringo region, who is believed by One Piece fans to be a relative of Roronoa Zoro.
As the days passed in the cave, Yamato showed the samurai Oden’s diary, but unfortunately could not read it. The samurai taught Yamato to read, and the impression Oden’s stories left on Yamato was as clear as day.
When ten days passed and it became clear that Kaido would no longer feed Yamato in the cave, the samurai decided to rush out to save his life. They might be there for the future battle Oden spoke of, so all they could do was save this child determined to carry Oden’s legacy.
One Piece fans have really fallen in love with Yamato since his debut, especially LGBT fans, and his flashback is a perfect example of why. Here we have the allegorical adaptation of the identity of a child who is not acknowledged or respected by his parents, who is dreaming of the freedom to leave with his found family who always see him. be yourself. It’s been suggested that Yamato could be the next Straw Hat member, and the Chapter 1024 flashback reveal only further strengthens that story. For now, however, Kaido’s rule must end here, with him killed and the people of Wano finally freed from tyranny.