It was discovered that the traitor among the Vegapunks is a person who plays a significant role among them. It is hard to confront them.
This article contains spoilers from One Piece Chapter 1078, “Escape Limit,” written by Eiichiro Oda, Stephen Paul, and Vanessa Satone. Viz Media
Perhaps the biggest event of One Piece Chapter 1078, “Escape Limit,” was the unveiling of the traitor among the Vegapunks. It was revealed that it was York the Greedy who has been setting up Egghead’s activities for the last three months. This is made difficult by the involvement of York the Greedy. if it were any other Vegapunk, even Stella.
If it was any other Vegapunks, the solution might have been simple. The Straw Hats could let them go to their fate or end their lives. This may be similar to the way Kanjuro Kurozumi was dealt with. It would not be a major loss should one of the Vegapunks is killed. York, however, has an important role in the Satellites.
York isn’t responsible for analyzing or gathering data. York is instead responsible to perform all important bodily functions like eating and sleeping. This allows the other Vegapunks to continue their work uninterrupted. If she is unable to perform her duties or her satellites are unable to function, they may die from exhaustion and starvation.
The other Satellites could be able to eat and sleep on their own, but this hasn’t been confirmed. It could be a challenge for those who don’t have human anatomy. Robotic satellites like Pythagoras or Edison might require someone who can consume their food. Even if They dispose of York, Lilith, and Atlas might need to take on enough eating, and for the two of them as well as Shaka.
The original plan doesn’t change if York is needed by satellites. Seven Vegapunks from Egghead will be taken by the Straw Hats on their way to the next destination. They’ll have to take the Greedy one as their prisoner rather than their guest.
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Of course, it all is dependent on the final fate of Pythagoras and Shaka. Both seem to be murdered, but One Piece fans are accustomed to second-guessing apparent deaths and expecting a fake out. If they’re alive or can be revived Then York can get the same chance as any villain deserves. If they aren’t, York will be regarded as an unredeemable creature and granted whatever punishment she’s given.
However, what will transpire following the revelation that York was revealed to be the perpetrator of the crime is not clear. It could be that she is taken to the Thousand Sunny as a prisoner or taken in by The World Government. Or, York could be killed. Depending on how crucial her role is, however, the latter option may not be the best.