The publication of One Piece Chapter 1061 spoilers on Tuesday night supposedly introduced fans to the mysterious Vegapunk. Although there is currently no official release to corroborate this, practically all reliable leakers in the series have confirmed through their sources that a character claiming to be Vegapunk appears in the issue. Unanimously, fans have responded positively to the supposed events of One Piece Chapter 1061, with many thanking the manga for finally introducing Vegapunk.
Though some question whether or not this is genuine Vegapunk, others speculate on their potential future impact if they are the fabled scientist. In this essay, we’ll cover the broad spoilers for One Piece Chapter 1061 and break down and hypothesise about Vegapunk’s appearance in further detail. The Straw Hats finally reach Vegapunk’s island in Chapter 1061 of One Piece and encounter the lady herself. The Straw Hats, according to the spoilers for One Piece Chapter 1061, have arrived on Egg Head Island, the future home of Vegapunk. Punk Hazard, Tashigi, and other SWORD members (including Helmeppo, who needs the Seraphim Pacifista models to rescue Koby) are depicted living in a Marine base in the area near the island.
After that, the spoilers go on to say that Luffy, Jinbe, Chopper, and Bonney are separated from the rest of the gang. The events of Chapter 1060 suggest that once Luffy, Chopper, and Bonney are swept away by the wind and disappear, Jinbe immediately leaps into the ocean to pursue them. At the end of the chapter, “a girl arrives claiming to be Vegapunk,” according to the spoilers. In addition to hearing rumours that they can Vegapunk on the new island, fans are curious to witness it for themselves. Their arrival has also raised the issue of what role they could play in the near plot. The Straw Hats had, up until this point, been able to become friends with Marines despite being on opposing sides of the law. However, with such a high-ranking officer, this may change.
The vicinity of a Marine base inhabited by individuals who all recognise the Straw Hats is a major factor in this issue and Vegapunk’s entrance. This may have resulted in Vegapunk hearing nothing but positive things about Luffy and his crew, which ultimately led to her readiness to help them locate the 4th Road Poneglyph. It’s also noteworthy that the base is located near Vegapunk’s island, with a focus on SWORD personnel being present there. If Vegapunk is a member or leader of SWORD, as is plausible given what is known about that organisation, then Luffy and Vegapunk may even share principles.
It’s also possible that this isn’t Vegapunk and is just a red herring leading up to the real thing. Since the Seraphim have been shown to look very much like humans, it is not out of the possibility that Vegapunk might create one in order to communicate with the Straw Hats. However, it is likely that Vegapunk is really who stands before Luffy and company now, and that this will be established in subsequent issues of One Piece after Chapter 1061. However, character introductions are not often the moments where series creator and artist Eiichiro Oda uses Red Herrings. The girl who supposedly arrives at the end of One Piece Chapter 1061 is therefore often believed by fans to be Vegapunk. The possibility of her loyalty with SWORD remains, however at this time it is purely conjectural. Fans are enthusiastic about these supposed spoilers, despite the fact that nothing is confirmed until the official release is made available.