Big reveals in Episode 702 of One Piece!
Law gets a bit more background and we take a couple of steps down memory lane with good ol’ Doflamingo.
A huge chunk of this episode was actually centered on Doflamingo and his stormy past though. So what I’ll do is focus on that first and then tackle the juicy bit of information we find out about Law later on.
Warning! Major spoilers ahead.
As I previously mentioned in my Episode 701 – In Review post, I said Oda-sensei has a knack for revealing to us all the reasons why the villain becomes the villain. He wants us to sympathize (I think)… and being the sucker that I am, I do most of the time.
Not this time! Doflamingo was an ass from the very beginning. His rotten personality only worsened over time. So I can thankfully say that I did not sympathize with him. I don’t condone his actions and I think he deserved it all. I just don’t agree with how the rest of the Donquixote family suffered because their hearts were in the right place.They had the best of intentions but sadly people didn’t see that.
It goes to show how much people really HATE the Celestial Dragons. Celestial Dragons see themselves as higher beings, higher than humans. So naturally they’d treat humans like shit. Little Doflamingo’s personality was that of a typical Celestial Dragon. Go figure…
You see, when people found out that the Donquixote Family (the Celestial Dragon family, not the pirate one) stepped down and were no longer of status, people felt the need to reciprocate all their pent up anger and frustration toward the former Celestials.
Because in any event, you can’t harm a Celestial Dragon as they are considered sacrilege and its forbidden by law. Thumbs up if you remember Luffy’s greatness at Saobady Archipelago!
So naturally, if an opportunity such as this arises why not take it? You know. And trust me, people took that opportunity with open arms. The Donquixote were being hunted, and were forced to be on the run constantly.
Doflamingo’s father failed to understand why the people acted in this way; he continually asked himself why they are treating him and his family in this way when he thought of them as equals.
Whilst on the run, he desperately tried to get back into Mariejois but the other Celestials point blank refused. They felt insulted and basically told him to go f*ck himself.
Okay… they didn’t actually say that but we all know that’s what they meant.
It only got worse from there as Doflamingo’s mother’s health deteriorated to a point where she eventually passed away. All right, that may have been a bit sad? I may have felt something for Doflamingo, may being the operative word.
I think that was the tipping point, I think the Donquixote were too distraught to continue running after that, and so they eventually got caught. Doflamingo’s father also tried pleading with the people to let Doflamingo and his brother go and take him instead, but the people didn’t give two shits!
See what I did there? Two shits? Because two… Doflamingo and Corazon….
No? Oh well… f*ck it!
We also notice how Doflamingo’s hatred towards his father continually grows throughout this entire ordeal. Seems like it reached rock bottom when his mother died and they eventually got caught. I think this explains why he killed his father, this was mentioned a couple of episodes back. I’m just speculating, as this seems like the most obvious reason. Pretty messed up, but its Doflamingo, what else did you expect, rainbows and happy endings? Nah bro!
So that’s it! That was Doflamingo’s scarring past. What made him into what he is today and what gave him the goal of destroying the world etc etc.
Big deal man, you’re just being a little bitch! Get over it and move on. Geez…
Moving on… (a while after Little Law’s assault on Corazon)
Little Law gets called in by Doflamingo and assumes its because he’s in shit due to the Corazon attack. He figures Little Buffalo must have tattled even though Little Law bought off his silence.
He sees Corazon sitting next to Doflamingo as if there’s absolutely nothing wrong and begins to question himself. “Why isn’t Corazon dead?” “I’m pretty sure I killed him.” “ I’m definitely finished now!” “He must have told Doflamingo everything” etc.
Knowing this, Little Law prepares for the worst. Little did he know that Doflamingo actually called him in to invite him into the family because, as I called it in my previous post, he sees potential. Little Law reminds Doflamingo of himself at that age and reminds him of all the shit he himself went through.
You see, that right there is bullshit. That really pissed me off! Law’s past and Doflamingo’s past are nothing alike. Law was much worse off; Doflamingo was just a spoiled little troll. I don’t know how he can even begin to think that he experienced the same traumatic experience as Law did. No Doflamingo, no.
(I think you can consider this next part of the episode all rainbows, happy smiles and butterflies because it seemed like it was.)
The episode then continues with Little Law going on missions with his new fam, showing all the good times and how much of a klutz Corazon is.
Which was pretty funny, I wont lie.
This was about 2 years worth of short clips condensed into 5 minutes. So quite a bit of time had passed and let’s not forget that Law was still sickly. He did get worse over the 2 years; the white spots from the white lead poisoning were gradually spreading over his body. Little Baby 5 notices this and mentions it whilst they were chilling.
During this chilled out session, Baby 5 and Buffalo ask Law to tell them his real full name, cause they told him theirs. Naturally Law refuses, but then ends up telling them anyway because they threatened to tell Doflamingo about the whole Corazon attacking thing.
This was the big reveal I mentioned at the beginning of this post. It was huge!
Law reveals his name to be, Trafalgar D. Water Law!
DUUUUUUUUDE! Law carries the Will of D. Holy shitballs! Holy shitballs! I mean, we all know about the Will of D. It’s such a rarity and to find out Law is also a carrier!
Shit suhn, shit!
Oda-sensei, you continually cease to amaze me man! *Claps hands in a show of praise!
So upon hearing that Law is a carrier of the Will of D (he overheard them talking), Corazon grabs Law randomly, from out of nowhere, and drags him down to a boat. Law thinking it’s because he wants to fight but it’s totally the opposite!
But it was hella serious because…
CORAZON ACTUALLY SPOKE MAN! DAFUQ!
He tells Law that he needs to get the HELL away from Doflamingo immediately! If Doflamingo finds out he’s a D. Law is dead!
Pretty intense stuff so far hey? So, three things here to take away from here:
- Firstly, Corazon broke his silence. Last time I checked, mutes lack the ability to speak because of a speech disorder. Does this mean willingly chose to not speak or was he faking it?
- Secondly, he’s helping Law escape. Why? I thought he hated kids, I thought he hated Law? Well, if he really hated Law he would have told Doflamingo that Law attacked him in the first place and not lie about it.
- Thirdly, why does Doflamingo hate people who carry the Will of D so much?
So of course, knowing all this, I’m over-hyped! Finding out Law is a Will of D carrier, then Corazon breaking his silence and helping Law escape! I really want to know what happens next, now more than ever!
The setup for Episode 703 is absolutely insane and I simply cannot wait for next Sunday!
We’re finally about to find out about the bond that Law cherished ever so much. Are you all just excited as I am? Are you ready for my review on Episode 703?
You also may have noticed that I didn’t mention Doflamingo’s past in the summarized take-away paragraph. It’s because I didn’t care about it. I hate Doflamingo and I’m sure most of you have gathered as much, but no offense directed toward people that did enjoy seeing his stormy past and who do like him his character.
By the way…
How did you feel about his past? Did you sympathize? Did you feel that it’s a good enough reason for him to be the way he is?
Let me know, drop a comment and like this post while you’re at it! Even if it’s not for me, do it to show some One Piece Love, you know you want too!
NOTE: One Piece Episode 703 is scheduled to air on the 2nd of August. So no One Piece on the 26th of July.