This chapter though. That’s why One Piece is so fantastic. It can do this: give excellent story advancement, fill in background, tug at heartstrings and simultaneously drop tidbits that leave us pondering major ramifications. All the while it was slipping in nuances that will require several passes usually to take in. Why is Hitori unaffected by SMILE? Does she have a different DF? Just one amongst many questions. But alas, the poignancy and power of this chapter made it worth the wait, methinks. Edit: I forgot to say this part. I thought when I read the chapter and honestly haven’t gone through the thread to see if anyone else brought this up but to me the Shogun’s son and the Admiral bear a resemblance to one another. Also, does the fact that the names were food have anything to do with him choosing not to eat now? I mean, stranger connections have been made. Or am I wrong about sukiyaki and oden being food?