This is a reminder that the release of One Piece chapter 1078 is scheduled for March 20, 2023, at 12 am JST. Twitter has become a leaky source of spoilers for the chapter, and the synopsis and raw scans are due out in the coming days. Spoiler alert! Vegapunk York is the traitor on Egghead Island, as revealed in the first verified leak for One Piece chapter 1078. The identity of the traitor has been up for debate for the previous several chapters, so this is a startling turn of events for readers.
Spoilers for Chapter 1078 of One Piece name the traitor Vegapunk York.
One Piece chapter 1078’s first spoiler was tweeted out by Pewpiece and Abdullah-San on March 13, 2023. Also, the ONE PIECE Spoilers Twitter account shared the spoiler. The user tweets about York being the traitor who has been destroying Strawhats and Vegapunk for the past several chapters. This is an enormous spoiler, as readers have been building suspense over the previous several chapters in the hopes of discovering the traitor’s identity. This spoiler does more than just build anticipation for chapter 1078; it has serious plot implications, as Vegapunk York is a pivotal figure who is on Egghead island with the Strawhats.
Vegapunk York has been suspected as the traitor since early on, and some fans claim that Oda has already hinted at this. There’s a passage in chapter 1061 of the manga that essentially says you can’t make things do what you want them to. This may be a reference to York, who is often seen as representing the “greed” component of Vegapunk. However, York is not helping Cipher Pol or the World Government, since she had no qualms about assaulting Lucci and others with the Seraphims’ assistance in chapter 1077. This strongly suggests that the Vegapunk satellites were at odds with one another, a situation that may have been sparked by York’s ambitions to control the information processing capabilities of Vegapunk.
The above tweet was sent by @pewpiece on Twitter prior to the release of the York spoiler and suggests that the traitor on Egghead Island is a friend or ally. He compared the current scenario to Wano when Kanjuro posed as an ally but was actually a traitor, in a tweet. York spoiler is likely legit given the sources that leaked it has high credibility in the community. Yet there’s no hard evidence to back up the other hypotheses regarding why York betrayed Vegapunk and the Strawhats. The complete spoiler cycle for Chapter 1078 has begun, and fans are freaking out on Twitter. The spoilers offer the fandom something fresh to talk about, which raises anticipation for the next chapter.
Just some of the fan reactions to the spoiler:
Some fans are rejoicing that they were correct about this Major bombshell, while others are doubting the disclosure or even denying that it is real. The One Piece community as a whole is quite excited about Chapter 1078 because of this spoiler, whether or not it is true. How Oda executes this surprise, as well as any other significant changes he makes in the next few chapters of One Piece, will be fascinating to watch. Considering Oda’s unexpected character, it’s likely that the forthcoming chapters will have a profound impact on the fandom as a whole.