One Piece Wiki

Chapter 574 is titled "Portgas D. Ace Dies".

Cover Page

Straw Hats and Animals: Nami manages to hit Luffy while playing Whack-a-Mole.

Short Summary

Marco asks Mr. 3 to make a key in order to free himself from the Seastone handcuffs while the rest of the Whitebeard Pirates and their allies repel Akainu's attacks. Several flashbacks of Ace's past are shown before Ace dies smiling, saying he had a happy life.

Long Summary

Ace hugs Luffy while taking his last breath. Ace asks Luffy to forgive him for not letting Luffy save him completely. Marco tells Mr. 3 to make him a key so he can take off his Seastone handcuffs.

While allies and members of the Whitebeard pirates fend off Admiral Akainu, Sengoku is forced to subdue Garp, because otherwise Garp would attempt to kill Akainu. Ace's crewmates call a doctor, but Ace says it's too late because his insides have been melted. Many flashbacks from Ace's past are shown in which people commented that if Gol D. Roger has a kid, that kid should just die.

Ace then says his last words, how he will miss everyone, and how glad he was to be accepted by his friends and to have a family. He also mentions someone dear to him for the first time. In the final flashback, Luffy is crying and Ace tells Luffy that he is never going to die cause he has a little brother to worry about. With that, his Vivre Card burns completely and a flashback of his mother is shown naming him Gol D. Ace. Both Whitebeard and Garp start to cry. In the final scene, Ace dies in front of Luffy's lap, leaving Luffy alone with a tormented expression on his face, and spelling the end for the Gol D. bloodline.

Quick References

Chapter Notes

  • Marco and Vista are confirmed to be Haki users.
  • Sabo is mentioned for the first time.
  • Portgas D. Ace, second division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates and son of the Pirate King Gol D. Roger dies, making this the very first death of a major character (as well as a D. carrier) outside of a flashback.
  • As suggested by the traits of the ones who carry the Will of D., Ace also dies with a smile.
  • With Ace's death, Gol D. Roger's bloodline comes to an end.


Pirates Marines Shichibukai Others
Straw Hat Pirates

Whitebeard Pirates

Whitebeard Alliance
Fleet Admiral


Vice Admirals

Baroque Works (disbanded)

Site Navigation

Previous Chapter

Next Chapter

Marineford Arc
Manga Chapters
550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560
561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571
572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580
Manga Volumes
56 57 58 59
Anime Episodes
457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467
468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478
479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489