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Chapter 0 is called "Strong World". It is a special chapter released in One Piece Volume 0 at the same time with Chapter 565. It introduces the events 20–25 years before Monkey D. Luffy began his adventure, and the story of Shiki for the 10th One Piece Film: Strong World.

Cover Page

Color Spread: Straw Hats (minus Nami) dressed in formal black clothes, wielding various guns and ready for action.

Short Summary

Three years before the beginning of the Golden Age of Piracy, word arrives at Marineford that Shiki and the Roger Pirates have made contact at Edd War in the New World. Monkey D. Garp, hearing the news, heads off with Sengoku to meet them.

At Edd War, the Roger Pirates prepare to clash with Shiki and the Golden Lion Pirates. Shiki wants Roger to join him with his knowledge of an ancient weapon, but Roger refuses and eventually escapes the fight when a huge storm wipes out half of Shiki's fleet. Years later, after Roger becomes the Pirate King, Shiki discovers that he has been captured. Hearing this, he heads to Marineford, is defeated by Garp and Sengoku, and sent to Impel Down. Shiki later manages to escape and begins plotting his revenge on the island of Merveille in the Grand Line. At the same time, many of the events that take place in the current story are beginning, such as the beginning of the Red Hair Pirates and the dawn of the Golden Age of Piracy.

Long Summary

The Battle of Edd War

3 Years before the Great Age of Pirates...

In Marineford, headquarters get word that Gol D. Roger and Gold Lion Shiki are having a confrontation. Hearing this, Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp walks out on the current Fleet Admiral, Kong, and forces his way onto Admiral Sengoku's ship, much to Sengoku's annoyance.

In the New World, at someplace in the sea, the Edd War is about to begin, Buggy freaks out at the potential conflict between the infamous pirates, and asks Crocus if Roger is well enough to fight. Crocus 'assures' him that Roger is perfectly okay. Meanwhile, Shiki asks Roger to join him, hoping to use Roger's information on the Ancient Weapons to rule the world. Roger refuses, not wanting to give up the freedom he has. A battle between the two crews ensues, and a change in the weather allows the Roger Pirates to sink half of Shiki's ships. A side-effect of the battle causes half of a steering wheel to become implanted into Shiki's head.

Legends Arrested

2 Years later...

After conquering the Grand Line and becoming the Pirate King, the Roger Pirates mysteriously disbanded. A year later, news gets out that the Marines have arrested Roger. Furious, Shiki attacks Marine Headquarters and is told by Sengoku and Garp that Roger will be executed in Loguetown, East Blue, as a warning to all pirates. Shiki is infuriated even more that the Pirate King will die in the weakest sea, but Garp tells him that East Blue is also the symbol of peace. A battle between the three erupts, and ends with half the city of Marineford being leveled and Shiki sent to Impel Down.

Buggy, Shanks, Monkey D. Dragon, Donquixote Doflamingo, Crocodile, Dracule Mihawk and Gecko Moria witnessed the execution.

Beginning of the Great Age

A week after Shiki's captured, Roger is executed, sparking the Golden Age of Piracy. All over the world, people have different reactions to the news.

Loguetown: Buggy and Shanks mourn for the loss of their captain while Gecko Moria and Donquixote Doflamingo look eager to watch the execution. Dracule Mihawk, and Monkey D. Dragon seem neutral, while Crocodile's reaction is not seen.

Elsewhere: Portgas D. Rouge awaits the birth of her son.

Arabasta: King Cobra and his wife note that a terrible age has begun.

Enies Lobby: Oimo and Kashii hear about the surge in piracy, but declare nobody will attack Enies Lobby.

Little Garden: Dorry and Brogy continue to duel.

Long Ring Long Land: Tonjit's tribe tells Tonjit about the news, but he is too concerned with the thought of building the longest stilts in the world.

Elsewhere: Mont Blanc Cricket calls the new age romantic.

CP9 training ground: Rob Lucci, Jabra, and Blueno continue to train, being told that they must be stronger than even justice.

Elsewhere: Duval is born. His hideous looks are cited to be a pirates' curse by his mother.

Amazon Lily: Boa Hancock tells her sisters that only those who are really strong can become pirates.

Impel Down: the denizens of Level 6 demand to be let out- except for Shiki. He feels that all these new pirates are just selfish, and asks Roger why he died.

The Great Escape

2 Years after the Great Age began...

In Impel Down, Shiki is able to escape his cell by cutting off his legs, freeing himself from the seastone shackles locked there. As news on his escape makes headlines, Shiki replaces his lost limbs with his swords.

In the East Blue, Garp hears about the escape while visiting baby Ace. At what will someday become Zoro's training dojo in Shimotsuki Village, Koushirou comments on how he hoped his child would take over someday, but his child ended up born a girl, Kuina. On the Gecko Islands, Shanks asks Yasopp to join his crew. Meanwhile, in Syrup Village, Merry begins designing a ship he will call the Going Merry. At a Marine Base, Bell-mère claims that she will kill Shiki if he ever attacks the East Blue. Elsewhere, Zeff hears about the escape. On Drum Island, Dr. Kureha watches as Hiriluk botches another examination. Meanwhile, Dalton and the then king of Drum Island discuss Wapol's behavior. In an unnamed town, Nico Robin hides from pursuers. Back in the East Blue, on the Island of Rare Animals, Gaimon gets stuck in his chest. In Water 7, Tom's Workers take a break from the construction of the Sea Train. At Reverse Mountain, Crocus tells Laboon that he could find no sign of the Rumbar Pirates, while Brook continues his lonely antics on his ship. At the Sabaody Archipelago, Hatchan visits Silvers Rayleigh who is reading about Shiki's escape.

On the Moby Dick, Shiki asks Whitebeard if he would like to join him. Whitebeard threatens to kill Shiki if that's all he's here for, to which Shiki says he will lay low for a while, before showing the world what a true pirate is.

On Merveille in the Grand Line, Shiki meets up with his subordinate Dr. Indigo, who has discovered a land of strange, monstrous creatures. Indigo says that the plan will take twenty years to prepare, to which Shiki decides that in twenty years he will show the world what hell is.

Quick Reference

Chapter Notes

  • Shiki mentions that Roger had located an Ancient Weapon.
  • Shiki's head injury comes from his fight against Roger.
  • Shiki was sentenced to Impel Down, but escaped by cutting off his feet.
  • Shiki plots a twenty year plan.
  • Those who saw the film received the volume 0 containing this chapter for free.
  • An OVA (Original Video Animation) was made based on Chapter 0.
  • When Impel Down's entrance is displayed, wave and wind movements can be seen, which shouldn't be happening as it is located in the Calm Belt, a zone without wind and sea currents.
  • This is the first and only chapter so far to have a double tankobon release, in both Volume 0 and fifth databook One Piece Blue Deep.

Characters

Pirates
Straw Hat Pirates
Roger Pirates
Whitebeard Pirates
Golden Lion Pirates

Giant Warrior Pirates
Cricket's Pirates

Cook Pirates

Rumbar Pirates
Others
Marines World Government Citizens Others
Cipher Pol

Impel Down
Revolutionary Army

Tom's Workers
Kuja

Nobles

Trivia

  • In the second panel of page 6, Pandaman is seen on Shanks's right side, ready to attack the Golden Lion Pirates.
  • Chapter 0 is the first and so far only chapter to have a double tankobon release, in both Volume 0 and fifth Databook.

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