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One Piece: What is Law Doing in Wano?

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  • Posted on 24th Sep, 2022 18:39 PM

Law has played a big role in One Piece post-timeskip. He's back to helping out the Straw Hats in Wano, but what was he doing there in the first place?

p>One of the members of the Worst Generation in One Piece, Trafalgar Law is a pirate from North Blue who was introduced to the fans during the Sabaody Archipelago arc. Law was quickly designed by Oda along with the other Supernovae under three hours and although all of them were introduced as the rookie pirates in Luffy's generation, Oda didn't intend for all of them to be as important as they became. When it comes to Trafalgar Law, Oda certainly never imagined he'd make him as important as he is today.

In fact, Trafalgar Law has come an incredibly long way and his importance to One Piece was immediately highlighted when, after the Marineford arc, he decided to save Luffy by risking his own life for him. Law then went to Amazon Lily with him and ensured that Luffy's treatment was done properly. In more ways than one, Law established himself as an extremely important character even before the timeskip and long before the Wano Country arc began.

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How Law Got To The Land Of Wano

Unlike most Supernovae, Law didn't go to the New World immediately after the Paramount War concluded. Instead, he waited for the right opportunity and crafted a plan for the downfall of someone he detested, Donquixote Doflamingo. Law was famously involved in the Rocky Port Incident, which took place during the two-year timeskip in the story. By stealing the hearts of 100 pirates and delivering them to the Marines, Law earned himself a position among the Shichibukai and gained incredible power. Only after attaining this position did Law step into the New World eventually, made his way to Punk Hazard where he broke the wheel and turned the age of pirates upside down.

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By forming an alliance with Luffy, Law established a plan to take down Kaido, however, his main goal was always to take down Donquixote Doflamingo. Together, Luffy and Law saw to the destruction of the SAD factory, captured Caesar, and started a war with Doflamingo which, in the Dressrosa arc, ended with his defeat and Law finally fulfilling the promise to his benefactor, Donquixote Rosinante. With Doflamingo having fallen and Kaido's business ruined, the Yonko turned his eyes on Trafalgar Law and Luffy. They would soon become targets for his rage, so the two set off for Zou, where Law reunited with his crew and Oda established the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai alliance to take down Kaido.

The Zou arc ended with Luffy taking a part of his crew to rescue Sanji from Big Mom, Nekomamushi taking his team to look for Marco, and Kin'emon taking Law and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates to the Land of Wano, where their plan to take down Yonko Kaido would eventually commence.

What Are Law's Goals?

With Law being central to the fall of Doflamingo and Kaido being angry, it is a given for him to play a major role in the arc. Just like Luffy, Law's target is to help take down Kaido and then take another step forward on his journey. Sadly, Law didn't play much of a part in the first two Acts of the Wano Country arc. Although he did fight Hawkins and gave himself up to rescue his crew, Law was mostly quiet in the first segment of the arc. However, Act 3 of Wano changed all of that by putting Law in the spotlight by allowing him to save the Scabbards and carrying them to Onigashima.

There, Law finally clashed with Kaido and Big Mom on the rooftop of Onigashima and fared quite well. Unsurprisingly, a pirate of Law's caliber impressed even the Yonko and earned their respect. Law helped greatly in the fight against Kaido by not only injuring him with his Devil Fruit powers but also by using the Ope Ope no Mi to provide backup to the rest of the fighters on the rooftop. Without him, the likes of Zoro, Kid, Killer, and Luffy would certainly have died. Even more importantly, Law devised the strategy to separate the Yonko and was the one to throw Big Mom off the rooftop of Onigashima.

Shortly afterward, Law teamed up with Kid to take on Big Mom and they are still engaged in the fight against Big Mom, which appears to be quite even at the moment. Evidently, Law has come quite far when it comes to his strength. In fact, Law even managed to awaken the powers of the Ope Ope no Mi in the fight against Big Mom and showed to the fans that, just like Luffy, he too is going to the next level. In Wano, Law's biggest goal is to defeat Big Mom and establish himself as a major power in the world.

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But, while Luffy has had his eyes set on the One Piece for years, Law's goal is slightly different. Prior to the arc, Law's only goal in life was to avenge Rosinante by killing Doflamingo and removing him from power. In fact, when Law finally got to Dressrosa, he very much expected to die and not make it out of there alive because he knew taking down Doflamingo wasn't going to be easy.

Immediately after Doflamingo's fall, however, Oda made it clear that Trafalgar Law was interested in the truth about the D clan by having him converse with Sengoku the Buddha about it. In the Wano Country arc, Law finally makes it known that his goal as a pirate is to uncover the true history of the world and see what the checkered fate of the "D." people is. To achieve this goal, Law needs to defeat the Yonko, acquire the Road Poneglyphs, and then make his way to the Final Island, Laugh Tale. Law's conversation with Nico Robin also told the fans that he essentially has the same goal as her and his journey aligns with that of the Straw Hat Pirates.

For now, Law's goal is to prove himself worthy of getting to the One Piece by defeating Big Mom in combat with Kid's help. In case Law survives the ordeal, his next goal in life is to get to the One Piece on Laugh Tale. While Law may not be interested in the treasure itself, he certainly is interested in the people who left the treasure and the clan of the D, around whom the story is built. Going forward, it is highly likely that Law will continue to journey with the Straw Hat Pirates and eventually get to Laugh Tale.

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