One Piece Chapter #1019 Recap & Spoilers: Heliceratops

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for One Piece Chapter #1019, "Heliceratops," by Eiichiro Oda, available in English via Manga Plus and Viz Media.

Previous chapters of One Piece revealed the number of traitors, with over 300 Headliners and Gifters falling under O-Tama's Devil Fruit power, with 1000 more turning later on. This made O-Tama a target, but her "friends" helped her, Nami and Usopp escape the Performance Stage. Zeus and Nami made up, with Zeus becoming Nami's sidekick. Meanwhile, the members of CP-0 kept track of probabilities, revealing it's 16,000 Beast Pirates against 9,000 Alliance members. They also revealed that their true purpose on Onigashima is to assassinate the Tobi Roppo Who's-Who.

As he battled Jimbei, Who's-Who recounted his time in prison for failing to prevent Shanks from stealing the Gum-Gum Fruit twelve years prior. He was told of the Sun God Nika, who was said to be the savior of enslaved people. Because Jimbei is a Fishman, a race of people who are often a target for slavery, and was also the leader of the Sun Pirates, Who's-Who believed that he would know whether the stories were true or not. Jimbei, however, soundly beat him for his racism.

Chapter 1019 opens up on the Performance Floor, where Queen and Sanji are battling. Meanwhile, Zoro finally receives the injection from Dr. Miyagi that will get him in fighting shape again. On the sea, Luffy finally comes to, shouting for meat as the Heart Pirates try to figure out how to best help him. Elsewhere, the fight between Sasaki and Franky still rages on. The Beast Pirate changes from his dinosaur form to his Man-Beast form, spinning the fin on his neck to lift himself into the air -- Heliceratops.

Franky, understandably, is confused. Taking to the air and brandishing his Screw Sword, Sasaki unleashes a whirlwind attack on his turned comrades. Franky prepares himself for an attack using his General Shield technique, but Sasaki instead launches himself backward. While the move seems accidental, it turns out Sasaki has given himself a runway to boost his moves with more speed and force. Launching a Bulletriceratops attack to prove his point, the force of Sasaki's attack causes Franky's shoulder-loaded rockets to go off. He counters with a General Suplex, then tries to finish Sasaki off with a V-For-Victory Flash, but Sasaki dodges into the air. Franky is forced into sword-to-sword combat, and his sword snaps.

Franky retreats, trying to make sure that Sasaki isn't able to reach the Performance Floor. Sasaki launches another Bulletriceratops attack at him, but Franky fires off a General Cannon at Sasaki while he's mid-flight. This angers the Beast Pirate, and he vows to take Franky out with him if he needs to. However, Franky launches one last attack, his Franky Radical Beam, blasting a hole through Sasaki's abdomen. The attack sends Sasaki to the floor, his body smoking and Franky standing victorious.

On the rooftop of the Skull Dome, Kaido and Yamato are in the middle of their battle, with Kaido praising Yamato's prowess as a soldier. Yamato counters this, saying that he worked hard for his Devil Fruit, though Kaido says it was never meant for him. Yamato explains that he was hungry and didn't understand that the Devil Fruit would change him, implying that he wouldn't have eaten it if he knew it'd take away his ability to swim. He goes on to say that he tried to kill his father numerous times, but was always beaten and that the losses made him stronger. However, Yamato didn't stay on Onigashima just because of the cuffs -- the would-be Straw Hat explains that, that if he doesn't fight for Wano Country, then he can't call himself Oden. The two final panels reveal Yamato and Kaido are both in their hybrid forms, with Yamato's resembling that of a fox or a wolf.

In a bonus chapter released alongside Chapter 1019, called "A Beautiful Dessert," we're taken back to the Kingdom of Alabasta. A feast is taking place in celebration of the kingdom being saved, and the Straw Hats are chowing down. Sanji apologizes for Luffy's bad manners and asks if the kitchen is okay handling such a large amount of food for him. Vivi assures Sanji it's fine and explains that Chef Terracotta was excited about the event.

She encourages Sanji to relax and eat, and Sanji thinks to himself how sweet she is, leaving the table with the idea to make a special dessert for Nami and Vivi. As he goes, Sanji overhears a couple of guards talking about how shorthanded the kitchen must be and that the head chef sent for extra help ahead of time. However, heading to the kitchen, it turns out that the carriage carrying the extra help is delayed due to a broken axel.

The entire staff is thrown into a panic, mostly thanks to Luffy's insatiable appetite. Sanji steps in and offers his services to help relieve the stress. Chef Terracotta accepts the help, and Sanji jokingly warns her not to go too hard on him. He begins cooking and is able to prep a full meal in no time. He continues helping, taking time to flirt with the female staff, and everyone is impressed with his skill. Sanji's joy for cooking is apparent and his love for the art is infectious.

The extra cooks finally make it and everything can finally go as planned. Sanji returns to the dinner table, acting as if he went out for some air. Luffy finally says he's full, much to the wait staff's relief. Sanji then presents Vivi with a desert-inspired dessert called a Roz Bel Laban. Upon tasting it, Vivi thinks about the struggles she went through to save her country. Sanji asks Vivi for a dance but is interrupted by Nami asking why she didn't get any. Sanji says the kitchen was too busy. As a reward for his kindness, Chef Terracotta gives Sanji a copy of the palace's secret cookbook. The group then sets off for their next adventure.

The next chapter will be available in English on August 1. 

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