The fight between the captains of the Straw Hat Pirates and the Beast Pirates seems to be just getting started, but the battle between their right-hand men has already been concluded. In the latest One Piece manga, Chapter 1036 confirmed that Zoro was able to defeat King, Kaido’s right-hand man, after their intense battle.

Zoro’s victory is not like any other victory in the past, as he first needs to discover the king’s weakness. As we all know, King is one of the most mysterious characters in the Wano Country Arc, as his real identity and race are hidden from the public. Even the World Government wasn’t able to release the King’s face. But during the Zoro vs. King fight, fans were able to learn more about King.

King’s race is a Lunarian, and being one of this race, King has an incredible physical toughness that allows him to survive in any natural environment. One of the most notable characteristics of the King is the flame on his back, which makes him so tough that even Zoro’s strong attacks weren’t able to harm him.

However, as the two fight, Zoro discovers how the king’s power works. It turns out that when the king turns off the fire on his back, the enemy loses his endurance in exchange for a boost in agility and speed. With this, Zoro was able to take advantage of the king’s weakness, which led him to victory.

Zoro cuts King’s left wing.

With Zoro’s victory, the three All-Stars of the Beast Pirates were defeated. Previously, the One Piece manga also showed how Sanji defeats Queen and Inuarashi defeats Jack with the help of his Sulong form. What’s left now is the fight against Kaido and Big Mom. The cliffhanger of Chapter 1036 hints that the series will resume with the battle between Luffy and Kaido.