Rebecca and Soldier-san
Another One Piece chapter that’s story-centric, and this week we focused on Rebecca’s past. It turns out that she belonged to the Riku Royal Family, and her grandfather was the king of Dressrosa before Doflamingo Family took over. The entire country hates her and her family, and I strongly believe it’s because Doflamingo Family has a hypnotist behind things. Upon taking the country over, Doflamingo has a hypnotist member to hypnotize everyone to hate Riku Royal Family.
The flashback revealed that ever since Rebecca’s mother died, the Thunder Soldier has been by Rebecca’s side. At first I though that he might be Rebecca’s father turned into a toy soldier, but I don’t know if that’s the case anymore. Rebecca has been living with her mother just the two of them for the longest time, I don’t know if it makes sense having a father appear suddenly. However, he has been acting like a father though.
I always assume that the toys are created by someone in Doflamingo Family, but it seems like the rules are already established by the time Rebecca met the Thunder Soldier. If the toys are not created by the Doflamingo Family, then I really don’t know how they come to be.
Not a lot happened in this chapter, but now my hope for Rebecca to join the crew is higher than ever. Come on, Oda, we really need more female in the crew.