One Piece stands out by painting a rich picture of characters, locations, and powerful pirate crews. In addition, the World Government is also a central force in the One Piece universe. They dominate the Grand Line and are behind many major conspiracies. As it progresses, the series gradually reveals more of the importance and power of the World Government, culminating in key events in the Egghead Island arc.
The Five Elder Stars are a group of five old men, the leaders of the World Government. They are all Tenryuubito, also known as Dragon Stars, and play an important role in the story. They have the right to decide and give orders to the authorities under them including the Navy, Cipher Pol and That Vu Hai.
Initially, readers never saw the Five Elder Stars in battle, their true fighting abilities were only recently revealed on Egghead Island.
After the Straw Hats and Dr. Vegapunk – a scientist who knows the secrets of the World Government, formed an alliance. This represented a threat to the Government, so Saint Jaygarcia Saturn – one of the Five Elder Stars – personally went to Egghead Island and launched a direct attack on the island.
Saturn’s appearance in chapter 1094 surprised everyone, also adding dramatic and threatening elements to the story. When he first appeared, Saturn immediately revealed his formidable abilities.
He awakened his devil fruit, transforming into a strange creature, with a half-human, half-spider body and two large horns on his head. With the ability to use extremely powerful Armament Haki and rare devil fruit abilities, Saturn is considered one of the strongest opponents in the One Piece world. Perhaps Saturn represents the greatest challenge that Luffy and his teammates have ever faced.
Looking at it a bit, the Egghead Island arc has similarities to previous events, suggesting that the Straw Hats may face similar difficulties as the Sabaody Archipelago arc.
With Luffy helpless, Zoro having to fight and Sanji injured, the Straw Hats are at a disadvantage. However, the determination of the whole gang remained unshakable. They are aware that future clashes with the other Five Elder Stars are inevitable. They will need all the help they can get, both from old and new allies, like Bartholomew Kuma.
Currently, One Piece is exploring a flashback of Kuma, which could foreshadow his impending arrival on Egghead Island, paralleling past events. The situation suggests that Kuma may sacrifice himself to help everyone on the island escape, elevating the Straw Hats to the World Government’s priority target.
This foreshadows fierce future challenges for Luffy and his crew, who will now have to face the full force and secret weapons of the World Government.