Chapter 9 is titled "The Devil Girl".
Nami attempts to team up with Luffy. The Buggy Pirates try to find the map she stole, but when they return to Buggy empty-handed, he shoots one with his cannon. Nami takes Luffy into a house and she explains to him the situation and who Buggy is. Luffy asks her if she wants to join his crew; she refuses. Luffy explains to her why his straw hat is a treasure. Nami says that the thing she hates most, are pirates. They leave the house and go to search for Buggy, but Nami tricks Luffy, ties him up with a rope, and brings him to Buggy to broker a deal.
Elsewhere, Buggy is dealing with one of his crew members after Nami got away. Buggy mishears him, thinking that he said something about his nose being strange. The man is raised into the air via Buggy's Devil Fruit powers; Buggy orders the rest of the crew to put a cannon to the man and fire. With the man killed by cannon fire, Buggy orders everyone to search the town for the thief and any treasure to be found.
Nami is explaining to Luffy in a house elsewhere who Buggy is and why the town is empty. She warns Luffy that Buggy is fond of using his cannon and that he once destroyed a whole town because a boy made fun of his nose. Nami gets fed up with Luffy's short attention span and tendency to ignore her.
Nami reveals her quest to buy a village. She begins to talk about her plan she has for the Grand Line map she stole; she will go there and steal from all the famous pirates there. Nami confirms she is a navigator and Luffy is excited about her joining in his adventure; however, when he tells her he is a pirate, she changes her mind. Nami still does not understand the deal with Luffy's straw hat. Just as Nami has decided to quit, she suddenly has an idea. She agrees to join him if he comes with her to see Buggy. However, she takes some rope with her and as they approach his hideout, Nami ties Luffy up with it.
Buggy is telling off his crew who believe they are about to be killed for not being able to find the thief who stole their map. Just then Nami and Luffy enter the scene, to Buggy's surprise. Nami hands over Luffy and decides to pretend to join Buggy's crew, handing over the map she stole.
Elsewhere, Zoro arrives after being taken to the island where Buggy is.
- Nami is formally introduced.
- Buggy is formally introduced and he is the captain of the Buggy Pirates
- Buggy is revealed to possess a Devil Fruit ability.
- Nami is saving up money to buy a certain village.
- Nami hates pirates and she loves money and tangerines.
- Luffy ends up being tricked by Nami and handed to Buggy.
- Zoro is now on the same island after he and Luffy got separated.
- Buggy's clown-like nose is real and he hates people commenting about it.
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