One Piece Sees Blackbeard Make First Move Against Boa Hancock

One Piece has kicked the final saga of Eiichiro Oda's long runing manga series into high gear, and the newest chapter of the series has revealed that Blackbeard made his move on Boa Hancock with a surprising attack! With the Wano Country now left behind as Luffy and the Straw Hats start heading towards their next major location of the series, the first few chapters of the final saga so far have been filling the gaps of everything that has happened while the crew was stuck on the isolated island. There have been a lot of groups making their move at last thanks to the power vacuum left by Kaido and Big Mom.

One of the major cliffhangers heading into the third act of the Wano Country arc was that the Marines had dissolved the protections of the Seven Warlords system and began attacking each of the leading pirates, and while the previous chapter revealed what happened to a few of them in that moment, the newest chapter of the series finally revealed Boa Hancock's status during all of this as she ended up being a major target of Blackbeard's grand scheme. 

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Chapter 1059 of One Piece picks up shortly after Boa was attacked by the Marines, and the Amazons were able to successfully fend off this attack. A flashback reveals that things got pretty intense for all of them, however, as during the Marines' initial attack Blackbeard and his crew made their move on the island. Blackbeard revealed that he was after Boa's power specifically, and manages to grab her but she ends up turning everyone else around them to stone (including Blackbeard's crew). 

This turns into a stalemate as she's the only one who can free everyone from her spell (and specifies that the next wielder of her power would not be able to), and Blackbeard nearly decides to but the moment gets far too chaotic to continue with the attack. Boa is able to get away as not only do the Marines debut a new kind of Pacifista, but even Rayleigh shows up to the scene as well. So whatever Blackbeard was planning for her power, he wasn't able to get it just yet

It does raise some questions about Boa Hancock's role in the final saga of the series overall, so what do you think of Blackbeard wanting her power? Why is he stacking these specific powers for the final battle? 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!