Chapter 564 is titled "The Man Who Shook the World".
Whitebeard begins his fight with the Marines, beginning by defeating John Giant. The Marines attempt to raise their retaining wall, which was inhibited by Aokiji's ice, but Oars' blood and weight prevents part of the wall from working properly. However, this move traps the pirates within the bay, leaving them to be destroyed by the Marines' cannons. Akainu then creates a rain of magma fists that sink the Moby Dick.
As Whitebeard charges into battle, all of his crew and allies follow behind and open a path for him. One of the Decalvan Brothers comments on how hard it must be for Squard to have been tricked and to be responsible for stabbing Whitebeard, causing Whitebeard's allies to scream that they'll never forgive the Marines. As Squard wallows in grief of his own sins, Marco asks him if just crying will help set things right and that he should go and repay his debt.
Luffy, musing on how strong Whitebeard must be, continues to run head-long towards the execution platform. Ivankov notes that all of the Marines are retreating into the plaza. While Jinbe agrees that it is worrisome, he states that there's no time to think, as Whitebeard is on the move.
John Giant then appears on the front line, ready to stop Whitebeard and his crew as his and Whitebeard's weapons. Whitebeard then surprises the giant by causing an earthquake so massive, that the entire island tilts to one side. As the Marines panic, Doflamingo laughs about how insane Whitebeard is, while Hancock continues to care only for Luffy's safety. Whitebeard then delivers a quake-imbued punch to John Giant's chest, defeating him.
As onlookers wonder why the quakes aren't effecting the execution platform, they see that the three admirals are somehow holding it together, as the three banter about how it's each other's fault that the wall is not up yet. As the pirates finally make it towards the city, dozens of walls shoot up from the ground, blocking their path. As much as the pirates try to attack it, the wall will not budge. Cannons emerge from the walls, preparing to fire. However, one wall near the front remains open; Oars' body is blocking the wall's path, and his blood has interfered with the system. Although the situation is not ideal, Sengoku commands Akainu to attack anyway; Akainu then uses Ryūsei Kazan, causing a storm of flaming fists to rain down upon the pirates.
- Whitebeard defeats John Giant.
- The Marines hold off and trap the Whitebeard Pirates with encircling walls.
- Akainu delivers a powerful blow to the Moby Dick.
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