Monkey D. Luffy has finally reached Kaido and Big Mom on the roof of the dome. This is where the battle between Luffy, Zoro, Law, Killer, Kid, Big Mom and Kaido will take place in One Piece manga chapter 1001. However, already, we have seen Luffy’s new attack and how dangerous it is.
In the previous manga chapter, Luffy struck Kaido with his new attack named “Red Roc,” a powerful punch with Advanced Armament Haki embedded within his fist. Throughout the Wano arc, we have watched as Luffy attempted to master this new level, with glimpses of the power being unleashed sighted but only now has it been mastered by the Straw Hat captain.
The force of the strike was also unexpected, as Big Mom was shocked by how much damage the punch did to her former crewmate and fellow Yonko. Furthermore, the punch from Luffy was only unleased at a Third Gear level, which means that its full power hasn’t been revealed just yet.
I’m sure en epic battle will take place before we see Red Roc’s true potential and just how much Luffy has improved as well. I still doubt Luffy is strong enough to take on both Yonko’s but I’m sure he will try to anyway.
Although, based on what we have seen thus far, Luffy’s Red Roc at a Gear 4 level could be what he needs to take down either Big Mom or Kaido, and even possibly both. The two are eager to take him down and after that strike, they might even be a little worried about how much the young pirate has improved since their last encounters.
When Luffy fought Big Mom at the end of the Whole Cake Island arc, it was clear that she was smiled ahead of him in power. Then, when Luffy burst into Wano, unleashed Gear 4 and struck Kaido as a dragon, it was also clear then that Luffy isn’t at a Yonko level yet. However, now, with Red Roc, everything has changed.