A Weapon from the Sky showed fans a level never seen before in One Piece, but it’s likely not the first time it’s been used.
The following contains spoilers for Chapter 1060 of the One Piece Manga by Eiichiro Oda, available in English from Viz Media.
A terrifying new force shook the world one piece In the latest chapter, viewers see the complete erosion of the island kingdom of Lulucia. The Emu, the world’s supreme sovereign power, was shown using some sort of weapon to destroy a kingdom that had recently rebelled against the World Government.
Bombarded from the sky, the island was wiped out, seemingly destroying everything and everyone in the area, including Sabo, which happened on the island at the time. It is unknown whether Sabo survived, but given his importance in the plot and his lack of proper dispatch, it is unlikely that he is actually killed.
The exact nature of the island killing weapon is up for debate, but many fans believe that the emu used Uranus – one of the ancient weapons – to carry out the devastating attack. Uranus is one of the oldest gods in Greek mythology and the god of the sky. As the ancient weapon Poseidon was found deep in the oceans, it makes sense that Uranus would be similarly found in the sky.
The power of ancient weapons hasn’t really been shown in the story yet, but the outright destruction of an island certainly has a way of making its mark on fans. However, it’s possible that this isn’t the first time the weapon has been used, and fans haven’t been made aware of the fact yet. God Valley, an island somewhere in the Grand Line, was the site of a massive battle between the Rocks Pirates and a joint effort between Roger’s Pirates and Marines. Nothing is yet known about the battle, but Roux himself was killed during the battle. After the war ended, the island disappeared from the world forever.
The joint effort of Roger Pirates and Marines is not public knowledge and is known to only a few people in the world – apparently, the government is trying to hide this fact. After all, they’ve already covered the events of Zero Century, but there’s no better way to cover the events of a war than by wrecking the battlefield.
Nothing else in the series has come close to showing the level of power an island is capable of hitting, so it’s not hard to connect the points of this chapter to other events. How the weapon actually functions and under what circumstances it might be used is still unknown, but it will certainly make another appearance at some point in the future, possibly during the final battle.