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One Piece: Path to Power

Choices. Crossroads. Opportunities. Plunged into a broken world ruled by the strong, Damien must decide how his newfound life will proceed. Navigating through conflicts and alliances, his journey intertwines with the fates of powerful figures and kingdoms, challenging the very fabric of the hellish world. Set against the backdrop of the legendary One Piece universe, this tale reimagines familiar characters and lore, weaving a narrative that explores themes of power, redemption, and the indomitable spirit of adventure.  Damien's quest is not just for treasure or glory but a deeper pursuit of a truth that could change the course of history. As the tides of the Grand Line shift and churn, Damien confronts the harsh realities of the pirate world, facing challenges that test his limits and forge his legacy.  In this saga of the high seas, only the bold dare to dream, and only the strong survive. Will Damien rise to become a legend among pirates, or will the unforgiving waters claim yet another soul?  The journey to discover 'One Piece' is as perilous as it is wondrous, and for Damien, every choice and battle is a step closer to his ultimate destiny. Join him as he goes against all odds in the world of Pirates, Marines, and Revolutionaries, sailing on the Path to Power! ---------------------------------------------- Further fanfic information, QnAs and a trove of images are found here: https://discord.gg/aJHHHPvb6q Average Chapter Word Count: ~2400 words This story will be posted on RoyalRoad, ScribbleHub, Fanfiction.net, and AO3.

Paradox_ · Anime & Comics
Not enough ratings
130 Chs

[29] Mora Island (IV)

[2100 words]

It was a Double Release yesterday (27+28) and some people may have skipped 27 so remember to check that out.

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[Capital City of Borealis Peaks, Mora Island]

It was levelled; the city once hailed for its prosperity and brightness was now nothing but dust and debris. 

Pirates flooded through, wreaking havoc. Women and daughters were robbed from the arms of their dead husbands and fathers. Gold and valuables were swept clean as if a storm had come through. 

The stench of smoke and blood filled the streets, bastardizing its vibrancy into something out of a horror story. Yet the gloomy atmosphere was far more prevalent in a small part of the island.

[Ruined City Image (in Discord)]

"Xahaha! Roger, why don't you come under my flag, with a sword as sharp as you on my side, I can surely sit on the Throne of the World!"

The feral Xebec grinned with insanity, clawing his hands as if inviting his enemy, "Say it: the price for your allegiance."

Roger returned a smirk while placing his saber atop his shoulder. "I don't want to rule anything, Rocks! Let alone helping you!"

The words invoked disdain in Rocks' eyes. He saw great potential in Roger, but not great ambition. 

*Fwoo* The air screeched as Xebec launched forth, his bare hand reaching for Roger's throat. 

The mustachioed pirate had a flash of red in his eyes as he foresaw what would come and hurriedly dodged. 

Rocks' hand ended up touching the earth below, crashing with a loud thud.

*Creak* *Crunch*

Seconds later, the ground began to wither and break away. The solid rock cracked and turned black. The nearby trees shrivelled and lost all life, wilting immediately. 

Roger grinned with a sharp look, "That's a dangerous power… The Death-Death Fruit."

Rocks ignored the words and opted to reach out once more.

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"Touch of Death."

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Roger responded with a mighty strike of his saber.

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[Far North of the City]

A simple fist with a white bubble raged on as it crashed upon a large horizontal tornado.

BOOOM!

It was a fight between natural disasters! One could only imagine the hell to the island these two had caused.

"Borealis, the souls of the dead Sphinx Island people can't rest with you still breathing!"

Whitebeard's voice echoed through the demolished island as the duel momentarily calmed down.

"Bobobo! Newgate, you fool! Even at this level you still care for such weaklings! If they cannot walk by themselves then they deserve to be crushed and thrown away!" Borealis thundered out.

Whitebeard gritted his teeth in anger as his power levels rose off the charts. The white bubble now around his right fist grew thicker and denser, a green tint radiated off as the surrounding air was obliterated.

As for Borealis, he directed his right palm out to the sea nearby, as if calling for its aid.

*Purrup*

The sea bubbled as the level of water rose and rose and a powerful gust of wind swirled it around. A huge amount of water whirled around from the wind created by the Overlord.

He was using his powers to pick up seawater and circling it around his body, forming a giant typhoon!

Whitebeard snorted and rushed out, his white fist cracking the air apart in his wake. Borealis concentrated the natural disaster around his fist, meeting his opponent's attack.

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"Hurricane Hakai!"

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Both men shouted out as the two natural disasters clashed into an epic collision, razing all else nearby and shaking the island to its very roots!

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[Near the Docks]

The chaos at Mora Island didn't slow the pirates even one bit, if anything, it gave them a reason to try harder.

"Kill 'em all!"

The gleeful pirates couldn't help but roar out as they jumped out of their small sailboat and boarded a marine warship. 

The entire vessel was surrounded by tens of such sailboats, dozens of pirates scaling from all sides. 

*Bang*

Boom!

*Bang* *Bang*

The Marines tried to take them out, but for every pirate they shot down, two more would take their place. 

They came like a plague, no matter how you tried to stop them, they would find a way through. 

The marines took on the brunt of the savage Rocks Pirates, hit with the fear of death from the rabid fiends that came in the form of the Grim Reaper. Beyond the Navy formation, the Titanic continued its volley of cannonballs, while the Oro Jackson followed suit.

Quite a few Vice Admirals were clashing against the top dogs of the Roger Pirates, led by Scopper Gaban. 

Yet things weren't as prosperous for the pirates as they seemed. 

"Shakky-sama," a petite woman said. "The Marines are adapting to the tactics, it won't be long before they can push us away with our dwindling numbers."

The woman on the deck of the mighty Titanic didn't seem fazed. 

*Fooo*

A cloud of smoke puffed out from her mouth. 

*Bang* A quick bullet shot out of her pistol, taking out a Rear Admiral some hundred meters away with a piercing incendiary round. 

"Don't worry, I got news of some backup arriving, we just need to hold on till then…" Shakky then turned her eyes to the far shores. A hint of worry was apparent. 'Hold on a while longer, Damien-chan…'

"We can do this all day!"

Sengoku expected the response; the defiance of pirates has always been an aggravating subject. 

Instead, he simply raised his hand and pointed at the three pirates.

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"Impact Wave!"

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The golden shockwave exploded out toward the pirate trio. Its momentum seemed unstoppable. 

"Silver Crash!"

"Raimei Hakke!"

"Abyssal Ruin!"

A joint attack filled with silver, purple and crimson energy clashed with the incoming shockwave, seeking to dispel it with great zeal.

Boom!

It was as if a bomb had gone off, the ground under the collision was no more as ripples of force echoed through the region. 

The air currents raged out in all directions, picking up a lot of dust and debris. The shockwave, however, broke through the joint attack.

"""Ugh!"""

The pirates bathed in the bone-shaking attack that reverberated within their bodies, forcing loud grunts from their bloodied lips.

The shockwaves of the Buddha Fruit were the perfect counter to those with either armour or thick skin, seeking to obliterate from the inside out.

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Sengoku gazed at the broken pirates without a hint of pity. "Let's see if you can remain standing after this one."

He raised his hand once more. 

Damien woke up from his lost state from the pain alongside the others. Their bodies demanded rest, but naturally, it was not an option. 

'This move will probably be much more painful…' Damien surmised with his anime knowledge upon hearing Sengoku roar. 

He cracked his neck, hoping his head would still be attached to it after this fight was over. 

He peered at Kaido. The fearsome pirate was bloodied up. His entire body was purple, with a few open wounds and obvious broken bones. Yet under that suffering was a manic grin. 

"WORORORO! This is what I've been looking for!"

The words came alongside a boom of Conqueror's Haki; Kaido was getting stronger with every hit he took!

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*Clatter*

A few shards of armour fell from the silent knight, but the sharp glint in his eyes was unwavering.

*Fwwm* His silver weapon was pure black, swirling with power.

"After this, I'll make a chance to open an attack, it won't be long, maybe a few seconds, but you'll know when you see it," Damien proposed.

Kaido didn't respond, however, Silver Axe did: "Provided we survive this round, no?"

Damien shrugged, "Only a fool considers their death within their plans."

The words left the armoured pirate silent, though that silence didn't last long.

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"Big Buddha Impact!"

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A loud explosion went off just from the attack being brought into reality. 

The golden bubble of energy and vibration rushed on ahead, twice as big as the previous ones. 

The sky took upon a golden colour in its wake, spanning dozens of meters. Its pure size dwarfed even Kaido, shuttling at the three with unseen momentum.

Kaido acted first, his arm popped with veins as he wrapped his club with powerful Haki and thunder.

"Surging Thunder!"

Silver Axe began to slash his weapon down dozens upon dozens of times.

"Silver Rain!"

Damien exhaled a deep breath mixed with droplets of blood.

His heart began to pump a copious amount of blood as his body once again released a huge field of destruction.

The black and red lines arched from the Sin Incarnate's body, falling on the earth resembling magnetic field lines. Both the pressure and temperature of the zone skyrocketed.

The pirate then used the higher mastery of his powers, weaving the energy at his discretion.

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"Desolation Zone: Infernal Ruin!"

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A single current of ultimate destruction burst out, swimming with pulverizing energy.

BOOOM!

The attacks collided into a grand spectacle. A spectrum of light blinded the nearby area, even visible to the naval battle taking place nearby.

It sent out enough energy and wind to lift hills and shatter them into tiny pieces. The tornadoes that were summoned from the clash rained down these very pieces, even reaching the core of the island!

*Rumble*

A huge crater spread out in all directions, spanning hundreds of meters, and covering the entire shore with dust and dirt particulates.

Moments passed.

Sengoku gazed into the dust cloud, his bespeckled face unsure of the outcome. Though his Observation was quite powerful, it was not to the point of seeing the future. 

"Hmm!?" Sengoku's eyes widened in surprise as he saw his entire body covered in a black shadow.

He saw the dust cloud shatter as a giant moving structure was now meters from his body.

It was trees!

Sengoku's large body was swamped away by the sea of trees as they began to grind into his golden body.

"What the hell is this!?" he roared out.

The Admiral's giant body was swept away from the emergence of nature, taking him by surprise.

A circular shockwave soon burst out from the marine as he combated the trees, reducing them to bits and pieces.

He had but a split-second to spare as he felt another attack coming.

Electricity sparked through the air as a shadow of equal height appeared from behind. It was Kaido, his eyes were whitened out, almost as if his body was moving on its own. A deep growl bellowed out from the Beast as he slammed his cracked club onto the Buddha.

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"Divine Thunder!"

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BAM!

The sound of a metallic gong broke out under the rush of thunder from the young pirate, his creaking kanabo club ramming into the Admiral.

Sengoku felt the attack grind into his back, evoking a grunt.

Yet another attack came at him in the form of a silver shadow that fell from the skies. A cracked razor-sharp axe cutting down at Sengoku's golden dome and past his afro.

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"Silver Cathedral!"

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The arc of silver energy crashed on the Admiral's skull, threatening to shatter it thoroughly. Sengoku grunted from the two-way assault, feeling the ache echo through his massive frame.

"!!!"

Suddenly he felt his body crawl with weight. His golden stature felt the familiar crushing powers descend upon him.

The memory of Damien's desolation zone came to Sengoku's mind. At the devil's thought, the red-eyed pirate appeared directly in front of him.

Damien saw the Admiral, even with the constant crashing powers of Kaido and Silver, he was standing still tall.

But he also saw a small hint of what technique the marine was using in defense; it was almost as if he was unable to move!

*Fwoo*

Sengoku felt the crushing weight disappear, no, rather the entire zone was all pulled into the Sin Incarnate's left hand.

The pirate's body began to glow red, his hand was almost like a volcano bursting with lava! The volatile energy began to shape itself much like a glove, encasing the palm with a blanket of bubbling crimson arcs.

Damien took a deep breath from his waning stamina and proceeded to slam the incursion forward.

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"Deathly Rupture!"

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The palm was awfully similar to Sengoku's attacks as it crashed into the Admiral's stomach. The crimson torrents of energy rushed into the massive body emulating shockwaves.

It was unlike his previous attack that drilled into the opponent, rather, this one bounced and echoed through the victim, with one goal: to rupture all vessels, muscles, tendons, and flesh!

[Deathly Rupture Image (in Discord)]

"Ugh!" Sengoku felt the joint attacks ripple through his body. A grim glint passed by his eyes, shining through his thick glasses.

Boom!

An explosion burst out from the attacks, swallowing the Admiral entirely. Regardless of the outcome, this was the pirate trio's final stand, putting everything on the line to hold back the might of an Admiral!

To Be Continued…

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Author's Corner.

Do you guys think Sengoku can be taken down with this?

Damien's moveset is also on here: https://discord.gg/aJHHHPvb6q