Chapter 525 is titled "Underwater Prison Impel Down".
CP9's Independent Report Vol. 31: "Someday We Shall Return"
This chapter opens with Garp talking with Ace. They talk how Garp wanted Ace and Luffy to have become Marines like he had wanted. Ace then points out that they each have blood of a global-scale criminal and they could never be Marines. However Ace also mentions that he took his name "Portgas" from his mother that he says to have a great debt to, and that he does not care about his "useless" father. He then says that is the reason he joined Whitebeard and that he thinks of Whitebeard as his only father.
Then on the Marine ship that Luffy and Hancock are on, the Marines see Buggy the Clown's ship, and say that it is unimportant because they do not remember their flag. While on Buggy's ship Alvida talks with the crew and tells them that them sailing all the way there and buy an Eternal Pose was useless because their ship cannot get past the Calm Belt and the only other way is through the Gates of Justice where only marines can get in. The crew agrees to abandon Buggy. It then shows the many horrors of Impel Down. Such as a shadow of a beast with a club and horns that kills several prisoners and takes away their bodies. Then the Marine ship that Hancock is on arrives at Impel Down. Luffy looks out and sees that there are more ships here then when there were during the Buster Call. Hancock then tells Luffy to hide under her robes. Later Hancock is told that she will have to wear Seastone handcuffs and submit to a full body check this makes Hancock worry because they would find Luffy.
- CP9 defeated the Marines led by Very Good and swore to come after Spandam.
- Ace took his mother's surname "Portgas" because he owes a great debt to her, and does not care about his father.
- He says that his true father is Whitebeard.
- The current that Nyon told Luffy about is called the Tarai Current.
- Buggy was somehow captured and sentenced to Impel Down.
- The Buggy Pirates decide to give up their search for Buggy.
- The Marine vessel carrying Boa Hancock and Luffy arrives at Impel Down.
- Buggy appears to have broken out of his cell.
- This is the first chapter of the Impel Down Arc.
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