Why did Oda take Page One(possibly top 10 opponents in the arc) out of battle? Just for the sake of saving like 5 panel during the final stretch? That doesn't sound right to me but it's what most were implying when talking about the fight. So as the title says what was the point of that fight? The numbers indicate poll options. 1, 2 & 3 seems unnecessary to do so but at the same time the most likely. X Drake and Page One were already there and after him and Queen was the one that sent them. Also SHs vs Beast Pirates is already a thing anyway. 4. I don't see why it would be necessary to introduce the Raid Suit and it's abilities before the final battle unless it will have outside of battle use before the final fight. I would understand if it was a full display or something but it was like 5 panels which could easily have been included then. 5. Was this really necessary from a plot point of view(rather than inverse which would make sense)? To me it seems like its the Kaido's forces that are outnumbered. A bit of a stretch but if Oda is willing to take out Kaido's top fighters before the final battle it might imply BM pirates will team up with Beast Pirates. 6. Anyone know how well WCI and Sanji's part in particular was received in Japan? 7. A few have been missing from this forum during the right time, coincidence? 8. Comment below.