One Piece Episode 973's title, "Penalty in a Boiling Kettle, The Hour of Oden's Health, is pretty telling. After Oden and the Nine Red Scabbards' defeat, they have all received death sentences and their future now lies in the executioners' hands.

Oden and the Scabbards bravely faced Oden and his crew but to no avail. Now that they are on the verge of dying in One Piece Episode 973, will the Wano Country's former Daimyo of Kuri let this happen?

There is no way that anyone can make Oden's determination get weaker--not even death. He is about to face his death in the cruelest way possible and there may be no way for him to survive a boiling kettle execution.

According to Recent Highlights, Oden has denied any connection with Shinobu, resulting in her release. But as she knows everyone about his action, she may reveal his true intentions to the people.

Will this save Oden in One Piece Episode 973 or will they only consider him as a hero? If this happens, Orochi and Kaido will surely disagree and it remains to be seen what these two will do to officially bring Oden down.

So, what will happen in the execution? Duniaku Times noted Oden and his troops might be executed one by one.

However, Oden will not let his people die with him. He will ask for leniency so that their execution will be carried out simultaneously.

This way, Oden can save his pupils by lifting the Scabbards over the pot, which is not easy. He has to bear the weight of the nine Akazayas while withstanding the heat of the boiling water underneath him.

As the One Piece Episode 973 title suggests, this execution will take an hour and it will be a great misery for Oden. The Shinobu, on the other hand, will find it hard to watch the King in pain, so she will start to rebel that will cause chaos in front of the execution stage.

She will reveal the truth about Orochi and the reason he wants to work with Kaido. The reason why Oden also danced naked for five years will also be revealed that will make the people of Wano feel sorry.

Fans are about to witness all of these when the new episode drops on Sunday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m., per OtakuKart News. It can be seen on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix.

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