One Piece: Where Was Katakuri When Pudding Was Kidnapped?

One Piece: Where Was Katakuri When Pudding Was Kidnapped?
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One Piece’s Charlotte family and its members have been discussed on this site more than once. In the majority of cases, we have talked about either Big Mom or Charlotte Katakuri, the two most important and relevant characters from the family; Big Mom was an Emperor, while Katakuri is best known for his rivalry with Luffy. In this article, we are going to talk about Katakuri, but in the context of an event that happened to his sister, Charlotte Pudding. Namely, in this article, you are going to find out what Katakuri was doing while his sister was being kidnapped by the Blackbeard Pirates.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • At the end of the Whole Cake Island Arc, the Vinsmokes came to Big Mom’s realm to free their captured siblings; the two of them were intercepted by Katakuri and Oven.
  • At the same time, Blackbeard’s crew members Kuzan and Van Augur came to the island and kidnapped Charlotte Pudding, although the exact motives behind this act remain unknown.
  • While his sister was being kidnapped, Katakuri was fighting Oven, because the two of them had been subjected to Caesar Clown’s gas that caused them to hallucinate.

Blackbeard had Pudding kidnapped during the Wano Country Saga

At the end of the fighting on Totto Island (part of the Whole Cake Island Arc), Pudding worriedly looks at the book in which Niji and Yonji were imprisoned, but then goes up to Rabiyan and punches them for bullying Sanji. Shortly thereafter she walks away in a huff as Oven prepares to transport the book to Whole Cake Island through a mirror. Cacao is then attacked and frozen by Kuzan and Van Augur, who kidnap Pudding, who is locked in a cell aboard the Blackbeard Pirates’ ship.

Blackbeard’s crew clashes with the Heart Pirates and, when the ship is shaken, one of his captors explains that it is due to enemy blows, but underlines that it would all be over soon given the strength of the emperor. Pudding then replies that she would have thought twice before saying such a thing if her mother were still alive. The pirate laughs and reveals to her that Teach is fighting against the very person who murdered her, underlining that without putting an end to the legends the new era cannot begin.

Blackbeard’s exact motives are currently unknown, but since he is firmly holding onto his hostage, we do think that the vile villain does have some plan for her and that Oda will provide us with more information about that plan later. But, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. At this point, we want to know what happened to Katakuri while his sister was being kidnapped.

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Katakuri was, at the time, fighting his own brother, Oven, due to hallucinations induced by Caesar Clown’s gas

Now, in order to determine this, we’ll have to go back to the “Germa 66’s Ahh… An Emotionless Excursion” cover story, in which the kidnapping of Charlotte Pudding took place. So, let us see what happened to Katakuri.

When Vinsmoke Reiju and Vinsmoke Ichiji broke into the laboratory on Whole Cake Island and freed Vinsmoke Niji and Vinsmoke Yonji, it was Katakuri and Oven who came to fight them and to prevent them from doing what they wanted to do. While the two of them probably could’ve won, Caesar Clown suddenly entered the scene and released his gas, which, as you know, has very toxic properties, and in the case of the Charlotte siblings it caused them to hallucinate. So, what were the exact consequences of this hallucination?

Well, as you might have assumed, Katakuri and Over were unable to fight the Vinsmokes, and they were ultimately successful in their endeavor. On the other hand, due to the hallucinations in question, Katakuri and Oven begin to fight each other, thinking that they are enemies and that is what actually happened to them. This is why this moment is relevant because it actually reveals what Katakuri was doing when Pudding was kidnapped and why he did nothing to stop the kidnapping – he was fighting Oven, falsely believing that the two of them were enemies.

And that is the gist of it. We have revealed all you need to know about Katakuri’s whereabouts during Pudding’s kidnapping and this is all we know at this moment. It is possible that Oda will provide us with more details later in the series, but that is something that we still don’t know at this point. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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