"A Fierce Fight Begins! Luffy vs. Hody!" is the 560th episode of the One Piece anime.
Hody takes his trident out of Vander Decken's body and, after a short fight, Decken is defeated. Then, Hody goes after Shirahoshi, slicing through Ryuboshi and Manboshi, reaches her with his incomparable underwater speed, and grabs her hair. Luffy attacks Hody, managing to make him release her.
Zeo makes Wadatsumi believe that he has to fight for the New Fishman Pirates in Gyoncorde Plaza. Wadatsumi defeats Surume and then, as he attacks Jinbe and gets pushed back, he manages to bring down Nami, which gives Sanji a reason to attack him.
Hody pulls his trident out of Vander Decken reveals he touched Hody with his left hand at the last minute and throws an axe at him. Hody tells Decken he betrayed him first, but destroying the island was a great idea. If Decken were to die, the effects of his ability would disappear. Hody then suggests turning the ship around and dealing with the Straw Hats. Decken says he does not care about them, since he is going to kill Hody first. He then lashes out with a kick, revealing blades hidden in his shoes. Hody catches the leg with his teeth and bites down on it. He then swings Decken around and uses him as a shield to intercept the axe thrown earlier. Hody laughs and says he has to kill Shirahoshi before the ship crashes.
Ryuboshi and Manboshi see Decken defeated and realize Hody is coming after them. He somersaults past them, cutting them with the blade on his back in the process. Ryuboshi tells his sister to run. Before she can, Hody grabs her hair and stops her, saying even a mermaid cannot beat his speed. Luffy then attacks him with Gomu Gomu no Snake Shot, hitting him in the chest. Luffy pulls back his arm from his perch on Fukaboshi's back.
Back at Gyoncorde Plaza, Wadatsumi has lost the will to fight, crying that his captain abandoned him. Zeo makes up a lie and tells him that he did not hear Decken's orders to take care of the plaza for him. Zeo throws him an Energy Steroid and Wadatsumi starts his rampage, beating Surume and apologizing for doubting his captain. He then sets his sights on Jinbe. Jinbe blocks his fist with his Fishman Karate 7000 Brick Roundhouse Kick, stopping the attack with his foot and hurting Wadatsumi's hand in the process. As Wadatsumi falls, everyone around him is blown away as he falls, including Nami. This angers Sanji and he kicks Wadatsumi in the head, confusing him as to who is attacking him now. Sanji tells him he will pay for hurting Nami.
Elsewhere in the plaza, Hyouzou is drunk and starts eating more Energy Steroids while a Fishman named Nuru comments this is his chance to become an officer and attacks Zoro. Zoro says he's weak, but Nuru attacks him and tries to kill him and when he blinds him, Zoro dodges and cuts his lightbulb on his head and Zoro sends him flying. While this is going on, Hyouzou is on a rampage and cuts down Nuru, his appearance changed after eating too many Energy Steroids, just like Hody's did, and drinking at the same time. He takes down several people with Chidoriashi Hash. Hyouzou then sets his sights on Robin and charges at her. Zoro appears and blocks the attack (while also cutting Hyouzou's sword with his own), saying he will be taking on Hyouzou, calling him a good warmup for the New World.
Back underwater, Hody tells Luffy he has no chance of winning a fight in the deep sea, saying he cannot protect anything. Luffy says he spent the last two years training to do just that.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- In the manga, Hody knocked away only Manboshi and Ryuboshi before attempting to kill Shirahoshi. In the anime, Hody repelled Hoe as well.
- In the anime, it took longer for Hody to catch Shirahoshi than in the manga.
- In the manga, when Surume was defeated by Wadatsumi, only Usopp was shown to be shocked by the defeat of Kraken. In the anime, Chopper in Brain Point form was also seen to be in shock.
- Before his clash with Hyouzou, Zoro fought an opponent not seen in the manga, an angler fishman named Nuru. Nuru claims he wants to become the strongest swordsman of Fishman Island but is defeated by Zoro and then cut down by a drunken Hyouzou on a rampage.
- Like Hody, Hyouzou's transformation from an Energy Steroid overdose is completely shown onscreen.
- In the anime, Hody's underlings do not know what is causing Hyouzou's change but in the manga, some of them know that the change is caused by the Energy Steroids.
- The preview for the next episode is shortened from its usual length.