Warning: Contains spoilers for Chapter #1095 of the series A piece.While A piece No stranger to tragic backstories, the latest chapter finally reveals Kuma’s past and his story may be the most tragic in the series to date. Chapter #1095 finally sheds light on the nature of Kuma’s race, the extent of his rather horrifying past, and how he came to be entangled with the Revolutionary Army.
Fans of the series prepared themselves for the worst when the manga first teased Kuma’s past in One Piece Chapter #1074 when Bonney first stumbled upon Kuma’s memories. However, after the ensuing chaos at Egghead, fans suspected this reveal had been shelved indefinitely, but it seems Chapter #1095 has once again proven fans wrong with the reveal of Kuma’s tragic origin.
Kuma was enslaved as a child with his father
Chapter #1095 reveals Kuma and his father are of the Buccaneer race and share blood with the Giants. Saturn revealed their race had committed a serious crime against the World Government, leading to Kuma and his parents becoming slaves after Government officials at the hospital where Kuma was born revealed information about their true identity. Kuma’s mother died soon after while his father was killed by the Heavenly Dragon for making too much noise while telling Kuma about the Sun God Nika and pounding his chest to the beat of Nika’s drumming heartbeat in an attempt to cheer him up. Older brother.
While losing both parents and being enslaved by the Heavenly Dragons was tragic enough, Kuma was taken to the God Valley along with other troublesome slaves to be hunted down along with the island’s inhabitants by the Heavenly Dragons as part of a brutal hunting game. created by the Heavenly Dragons. This chapter reveals that Kuma attempted to escape and came across two other slaves, one of whom was none other than Emporio Ivankov while the other was a little girl named Ginny with an appetite and good looks. reminiscent of Bonney.
While it’s still too early to speculate, Ginny’s appearance and personality suggest she could be Bonney’s future mother. More importantly, considering this flashback takes place the same year as the infamous Lord’s Valley Incident, it’s safe to assume that Kuma as well as Ivankov may know the truth about what happened on the island 38 years ago . This not only explains why the Five Elders wished to completely erase Kuma’s sense of self as well as the high price on the heads of Ivankov and the other Revolutionaries – barring treason, of course and rebellion.
All in all, Kuma has been one of the most mysterious characters in One Piece for the longest time and his backstory has left readers stunned as fans could never imagine he had a Such a tragic story when it was first introduced on Thriller Bark. Kuma’s story like many others being enslaved by the World Nobles highlights everything that is wrong with the world of One Piece and the cruelty of the Heavenly Dragons becomes more despicable than before with each installment. Either way, Egghead has been excellent in terms of performance and fans can only hope A piece continues to explain its biggest mysteries as the series progresses.
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