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Episode of LuffyEdit
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Z's Ambition ArcEdit
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One Piece Film: ZEdit
Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates are having a cherry blossom party. Luffy is goofing off, stuffing himself with meat while Brook is singing. Chopper becomes distressed when inhaling poison drifting in the air, while Brook is inspired to write a song about it. The smell is shown coming from Usopp spraying poison over his Pop Greens, as Robin happily waters some of the plants. Usopp reassures Luffy that the poison is merely meant for killing worms with Zoro showing a liking to the tainted flavor of his alcohol.
Chopper finds his milk still tastes bad and worries it's because he's growing up into an adult. Luffy tries it and finds it tasted horrible too. Volcanic ash begins to rain from the sky, with Chopper pouting it's ruining his fur. Nami studies her log pose and finds the needle spinning where the volcano had erupted from. Usopp whispers to her that they have to hide this from Luffy, and choose a safer route. Luffy notices it anyway, deciding to head in that direction.
Luffy spots the battered body of Z clinging to life on a piece of wood out at sea, and tries to rescue him. When he grabs ahold of his mechanical arm he becomes weak with Sanji and Usopp having to help pull him aboard. Chopper examines him, but finds that he should be fine. Robin notices his arm is built out of Seastone, the reason why Luffy became weak when he touched him. Nami finds it a dangerous thing, but Luffy and the others are in awe over it. Sanji reminds them all that Seastone is used against Devil Fruit users with him and Zoro debating whether to throw him overboard. Chopper defends him, with Luffy ordering him to save his life and that he'd deal with him if he was an enemy.
Z meets Luffy and immediately tags him as the ships captain. Luffy asks him what he plans to do next, as Z tells him he is carrying a Vivre Card and his comrades should find him soon. Luffy begins asking questions about his mechanical arm, asking where he bought it. He tells them how when he lost his arm to a pirate, a Marine scientist helped build it for him. He tells Luffy its use against Devil Fruit users, able to weaken any foe once he gets a grip on them.
He does comment that due to its heavy weight, it would be hard to survive if he fell into the ocean and only a special key can take it off him. Luffy asks if he is a Marine, to which he responds he had left them for being too old and is pursuing a different goal. Luffy comments it would be bad if he was a Marine, telling him they are pirates.
Z is angered by this, and throws Luffy through the wall. He asks Luffy why he is a pirate, as Luffy proudly responds he will be the Pirate King. This comment infuriates him, as he madly swings his Battle Smasher around. Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji all begin fighting him with Z able to hold them all off with relative ease. Ain and Binz then arrive with a fleet of ships and board the Sunny, announcing they will be confiscating it.
Z overpowers the Monster Trio, as he holds Luffy in his grip, helpless against him. He chastises Luffy's dream, telling him he'll never be Pirate King with his strength. Curiosity piqued, he asks Luffy his name. When he tells him, Z connects him as Garp's grandson and spares his life. He announces to the Straw Hats he will destroy all pirates, as the Neo Marines begin to attack the Sunny. With the ship being damaged and most of the crew unable to fight back, Luffy has them retreat. He frees Franky from his bonds, as he uses a Coup de Burst to escape.
Luffy and the Straw Hats are recovering on a nearby island, where Franky goes to work on fixing the Sunny. He tells Luffy to go after Z while he repairs the damage done. Chopper regrets saving Z's life, but Sanji tells him a pirate should live without regrets of what he believes in. Nami tells him that they must track them down, or else she will never get her original body back. She would not be as helpful a Navigator to them without her full grown body. Nami proposes gathering intel on their enemy as the first place to start.
Mobston, an old man approaches them and asks if they had a run in with Z. He tells them many pirate ships that have come to the island have been attacked by him. He tells that many who had been attacked by him, lost their will to continue and left the New World. He is pleasantly surprised Luffy still wishes to fight him, after losing so badly to him and offers up his finest equipment to use in their quest. Nami tells the crew to not arouse suspicion, they need a new change of clothes first. They are told their best place to start is to take the Sea Train to Secon Island.
As they head to their next destination, they split up their search. Luffy, Brook, Sanji, and Zoro, all relax in a local hot spring to rest, recover, and prepare for the upcoming fight. Sanji comments Devil Fruit users are a pain, seeing Luffy and Brook become quite weak. Sanji tells Luffy to keep a low profile since the island is crawling with Marine soldiers.
As Luffy and the others relax in the hot springs, Luffy vows to not let his guard down around Z again. Sanji tells him as long as he is a Devil Fruit user and lets himself get caught by his arm he will lose, offering him and Zoro to fight him instead. Luffy turns him down, knowing to avoid his arm for their next fight. Among the other people in the bath is Kuzan who was eavesdropping in on their conversation. He chimes in saying he was getting tired waiting for them, leaving them to all immediately panic.
Kuzan reassures them he is not there to capture them, and had given up being an Admiral. He tells them again he is not their enemy anymore and reminds them if he was he would not be in a hot spring where he cannot use his powers. As Kuzan gets out of the water, the Straw Hats see his battle scarred body, and his missing leg that he regrows with his ice powers. He merely says he got carried away, when explaining this.
Kuzan and the Straw Hats talk some more, with Luffy asking him what happened to his leg. Kuzan takes offense and tells him there are some things that should not be asked. Luffy tries to change the subject and asks about Akainu on why the two of them fought, believing they were friends. Kuzan refuses to comment on that. He does go on say that he wishes his only reason for coming was to enjoy the hot springs, but is chasing Z. He guessed that they had gone against him, remarking how strong he is.
Afterwards, Kuzan and the Straw Hats are seen making their way to port. He tells them that Z plans to destroy piracy by destroying the One Piece. He has chosen to follow Z's journey, but is unsure what actions he himself must take. He then departs, telling Luffy he will find Z on the island.
Luffy thinks back to his encounter of Z pondering over him, until the rest of the Straw Hats catch up with them with a group of Marines chasing them. Luffy dispatches them all with his Haoshoku Haki. Reluctantly, the Marine Captain tells him the location of Z. The Dyna Stones on the island explode, causing the volcano to erupt. Z informs his men the destruction the Second Point has been a success and they need only destroy one more island.
Luffy charges forth and attacks with his Gomu Gomu no Rifle technique. Z blocks it, showing mild surprise to see Luffy. Luffy demands Z change his friends back to normal, as Ain and Binz attack. Sanji and Zoro intercept them, fiercely battling them both. Z tells Luffy if he wants something, he has to take it like a pirate. Luffy and Z both strike, the shock setting off the volcano to explode forth with magma. Kuzan saves the lives of some civilians by knocking away a volcanic rock and tells them to get to the Sea Train. Kuzan looks on at the devastation, wondering if Z has finally lost his mind.
Luffy tells Z he would not be able to catch him this time, entering Second Gear. Z sends a volley of bullets at Luffy that he dodges before attempting once again to land a hit. Z blocks him again, but this time using the power of his Armament Haki on his normal arm. He asks Luffy to become Pirate King if he has the determination to risk his life, and his friends. He knocks Luffy back, sending him running with more shots from his arm cannon. Growing more angry, he asks Luffy if he is willing to walk over his friend's corpses to achieve his dream before sending out a powerful blast.
Luffy and Z clash furious blows, with Z mocking Luffy telling him if he keeps being afraid of his Battle Smasher, he'll never land any hits on him. He strikes the ground, sending Luffy flying aways. He catches up and fires more bullets at Luffy that he deflects back at him. Luffy tells him his bullets will never harm him, until Z pulls out a small pistol and fires a bullet into his shoulder made from Seastone. Mocking Luffy further, he tells him the strongest people in the New World would have never have let themselves be hit with it and he relies too much on is Devil Fruit power. He takes Luffy's hat, promising to bury it himself once he has finished destroying the age of pirates.
Luffy tries to grab it from him, telling Z the hat was given to him by Shanks. He grabs Luffy in his powerful grips and tells him Shanks, along with the rest of the Yonko will all die before they know what is happening. Luffy is enraged, screaming at him to not mock Shanks as Z blasts Luffy away. Zoro and the others find Luffy, and help carry him to safety as the deadly ash cloud rolls down the mountain.
Usopp uses one of his Pop Greens to make a banana shaped boat they ride against the wind with. They are unable to escape and just as their deaths seemed imminent, Kuzan encases the magma and ash in a gigantic layer of ice giving them time to escape. Luffy and the Straw Hats board the sea train and flee, just before the island blows.
The Straw Hats return to Dock Island, as Luffy is patched up and has the Seastone bullet removed. Kuzan appears before the crew again, telling Luffy to stop moping. Robin is shown terrified, but Luffy assures her it's alright. Kuzan tells them how Z was a former Admiral, and how he stole the Dyna Stones. He goes on to tell him his plan is to destroy the three Endpoints with the Dyna Stones to release the Grande Imbuto, killing all pirates and destroying the One Piece.
Now that two of the Endpoints have been destroyed, Z is about to go to the last one, Piriodo, and unless the Straw Hats stop him, the Pirate Era will end. The Endpoints had been considered a legend, with most thinking it was nonsense. The government covered up the truth about them, to dissuade pirates from using it. That only the World Government and highest ranking officers of the Marines know about it. He laments that it is an Admiral abusing this knowledge above all else. He reminds them that he is not doing this out of power, but to punish pirates.
Luffy remains undeterred despite being defeated twice by Z, vowing to chase him down and get his hat back. If he lets Z keep his hat, he could never face Shanks or be worthy of the Pirate King title. Kuzan then gives the crew an Eternal Pose leading to Piriodo. If they lose to Z, they will be destroyed along with the New World. Or, if they win they will be attacked by the Marines. With that said he leaves them to their own fates.
Luffy and the others suit up in new battle uniforms, brandishing two swords and a large stick of meat on his back. As they are leaving, Gari approaches Luffy telling him he wants to grow up to be a hero but cant decide whether he wants to be an Admiral or a pirate. Luffy flatly states pirates are not heroes. Sanji chimes in saying if both feel the same, then it's okay. Gari watches the Straw Hat Pirates leave, filled with admiration for him.
The Straw Hats intercept a blockade of Neo Marine warships guarding Piriodo. They blast through their defenses with the ship's main cannon. They land on the beaches with an army waiting for them. The Straw Hats begin fighting, using their new weapons to help. Luffy tries fighting with two sabers, but he quickly discards them shouting for Z to appear. Luffy finishes fighting off a large group of Neo Marines, as he had used his large meat stick as a club. Feeling tired, he eats the emergency food gaining his stamina back for the fight ahead.
Meanwhile, Z himself is sitting in the mouth of the volcano surrounded by Dyna Stones placed to blow. After a swig of his wine, he stares eagerly at Luffy's straw hat awaiting his inevitable arrival. Luffy is shown fighting off more Neo Marines, trying to stop his advances. He uses his Haki, dodging multiple shots from cannons gradually getting closer.
Luffy finally finds Z waiting for him inside the volcano. He discards his jacket, as the two engage in a furious battle. Luffy pounds away against his Battle Smasher arm, with Z calling his efforts useless. Their fight grows more intense, Luffy's shirt incinerating off him from Z's Smash Buster. He tells Luffy he cannot defeat his justice. Luffy unleashes his Gatling Gun punches, able to land a few brief hits on Z's body but he shows no sign of any harm.
He compliments Luffy on having courage for a pirate, remarking he is far braver than the Marine. Luffy inflates his fist to Gear Third, using his Gigant Pistol move at Z. Z matches Luffy's hit with his Battle Smasher, both unable to push each other back. Z begins showing signs of fatigue, as the two rush and smash each others fists against one another as hard as they can. The force of the impact sends rippling shock waves along the volcano.
The Straw Hats catch up to the battle, seeing Luffy had managed to leave an imprint of his fist inside Z's giant metal fist. Z asks him why he wants to fight him so much. That even if he defeats him, nobody will thank him for his efforts for the stigma of being a pirate. Luffy responds if he cannot defeat him, he will never be able to become the Pirate King. Z then discards his cracked Battle Smasher, revealing a smaller mechanical arm he can still use. Z tells Luffy he is going to dedicate his life to ending his ambition, challenging him for their final bout.
Z and Luffy activate their Armament Haki, their arms turning a hardened black. The two engage in a brutal fist fight, both striking each other with imbued Haki. Kuzan is seen watching their match from a distance, stating "Black Arm" Zephyr has returned. Z and Luffy both give each other hard punches to the chest and stomach, giving Luffy a moment to recoil and puke. Luffy strikes back a punch that knocks Z's glasses right off.
A brief flashback is seen in his mind of his early childhood, rattling his early memories. Z becomes elated, that he is being given such a good fight. Both Luffy and him are worn out, still pushing each other with punches back and forth. He corners Luffy and begins pounding on him, with Luffy showing little sign he can defend himself anymore. As Z begins to gain the upper hand, Luffy pushes him back with a kick.
Fighting on their last reserves, Luffy shouts he is going to be the Pirate King with Z shouting his name in absolute confidence. After exchanging a few more blows to one another, Luffy finally collapses from exhaustion. Z falls to the ground after, unable to fight anymore too. Z bitterly says he's gotten old, and his body cannot keep up with him anymore. He finds it disappointing, telling Luffy he was enjoying fighting him.
As the battle ends, the Straw Hats rush over to Luffy's aid, with Ain and Binz doing the same for Z. Z tells Luffy to finish him, but Luffy merely tells him he's already satisfied, giving him a smile. He offers to continue fighting him, if he wants but Z turns him down, also being satisfied.
Kizaru then arrives with his army, telling them he is going to kill them all. Z says he's done everything he's wanted to do, and now will face the price for it as he marches towards the Marine army. He dismisses Luffy, and tells him to leave the rest to him. Ain tries to rush to his side, but Kuzan summons a giant wall of ice dividing everyone from him. Luffy silently looks on, honoring his sacrifice.
The Straw Hats depart the island, watching the battle unfold in grim silence as Z gives up his life to save them. During the credits, it is revealed that after Z's defeat, the Straw Hats returned to Dock Island one last time, to return the gear and weapons Mobston had given them. They bid them farewell, and Gari decided to become a pirate, wearing Luffy's borrowed attired.
Adventure of NebulandiaEdit
The Straw Hats spent a lazy day at sea in the New World, with Luffy eating some meat. Suddenly, the crew noticed a distress signal coming from nearby Mushroom Island, and when Sanji saw that the crewmembers appeared to be young women, he frantically led the Straw Hats there. However, the women turned out to be the Foxy Pirates in disguise, and Foxy confronted Luffy again. However, Luffy did not recognize him, causing Foxy to get depressed. Foxy showed Luffy how his crew grew in strength over the past two years, including the additions of former Marine Komei and expert shipwright Dojaku. Foxy then challenged Luffy to a Davy Back Fight, which the pirate quickly accepted.
The Davy Back Fight then began, and Luffy eagerly bought things from the various establishments set up by the Foxy Pirates. After the Davy Back Fight rituals concluded, the games commenced, starting with the Eating Contest. Luffy, Sanji, and Brook got ready to eat a large pile of mushrooms, which Luffy was excited about despite Chopper not being able to identify the mushrooms. Due to a complaint made by Komei, Brook was switched out with Zoro, and the Eating Contest then began. However, Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Porche, and Hamburg all collapsed, only to get up devoid of any motivation. Luffy did not even react to meat that Franky threw at him, shocking the Straw Hats.
Komei then revealed that this was all part of his plan, as an undercover Vice Admiral, to capture the Straw Hats. Dojaku, also a Marine, transforms the stage into a giant cage, and Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Porche, and Hamburg are brought up to the Sexy Foxy. Komei revealed that the competitors ate the Drowsy Mushroom, and the only antidote to it was the Rebound Mushroom. However, Robin stole the Rebound Mushroom from Dojaku and fed it to Luffy, who immediately regained his strength. Luffy bended the bars of the cage and told Zoro and Sanji to come on, but he was knocked onto the beach by Dojaku. Luffy then attempted to pull himself back onto the cage to rescue Zoro and Sanji, but Komei poured oil on his handhold, causing Luffy to slip and fly into the ocean. Usopp went to save Luffy, but everyone was immobilized after the Sexy Foxy reflected Foxy's Noro Noro beam, allowing Komei and Dojaku to escape with their prisoners. Komei taunted Luffy as he escaped, but left behind an Eternal Pose.
After they were freed from the Noro Noro beam, the Straw Hats made preparations to follow the Eternal Pose and save Zoro and Sanji. As they prepared to leave, Foxy came and laid prostrate before Luffy, begging the pirate to let him come and save Porche and Hamburg. Luffy grinned and accepted Foxy into the Sunny, although the rest of the Foxy Pirates stayed behind at the Straw Hats' request with Chopper and Brook, who were tasked to look for the Rebound Mushroom However, a Foxy Pirate named Kansho joined his captain in the mission.
The Straw Hats, Foxy, and Kansho followed the Eternal Pose as Luffy talked to Foxy, who told the Straw Hat about what he went through after their last encounter. Foxy gave Luffy a trinket of his head, which Luffy excitedly accepted. The Thousand Sunny then neared a rocky island, where they were intercepted by Marine battleships. However, with Foxy's help, they managed to escape the ambush and land on the island, which is called Nebulandia. Komei then broadcasted himself to Luffy and the others, saying he would give them until sunrise the next day to rescue Zoro and Sanji.
Luffy grew impatient and attacked the nearest rock formation, which contained a Marine outpost. However, he was stopped by a mysterious plant wrapping around his hands, which caused him to become weak. Luffy's crewmates struggled to keep him from flying into the Marine base and the Marines opened fire on them, although Franky managed to shield Luffy from the blast. Komei then told the pirates that during the attack he captured Robin, and revealed that Nebulandia contained many traps for Devil Fruit users. Luffy pressed his attack on the Marine outpost, but was trapped by the plant, which was revealed to be attracted to Devil Fruit users. The plant left Luffy a sitting duck as he was hit with cannon fire, sending him crashing to the ground. Franky, Usopp, and Kansho succeeded in bringing down the outpost, but the Straw Hats were still under attack by three outposts behind it,
Later, Franky reported to the Straw Hats that he discovered a hole where the outpost used to be that led underground. Luffy volunteered to go, but was told that there was seawater underground and so Usopp went in his stead. As night fell on Nebulandia, a seawater fog rose up that caused Luffy to become weak due to his Devil Fruit powers. Komei mocked Luffy for his weakness and revealed that Franky, Usopp, Brook, and Chopper were captured. The Vice Admiral told the pirates that he would be changing the game and bringing their captured comrades outside, so that Luffy could try to rescue them before sunrise. Luffy then pressed on to where his friends were, intent on going despite the fog rendering him barely able to stand.
Luffy reached the clearing where his crewmates were tied up, and pressed on toward them despite them saying it was a trap. Suddenly, Luffy fell into a pitfall, and barely managed to hang onto the ledge. Komei confronted Luffy and knocked him into the hole, which contained seawater at the bottom. Luffy managed to stop himself before he fell into the seawater, but Komei used Haki to turn his fan into a long sword and forced Luffy into the water.
Luffy was rescued by Nami, but had stopped breathing. Eventually, Foxy managed to resuscitate Luffy, but as Luffy leaped to rescue his friends, he was shot by Kansho, who was also an undercover Marine. With Luffy dead and his crewmates captured, Komei and the Marines celebrated their victory. However, Brook, Chopper, and the Foxy Pirates then arrived, having managed to trick Komei into believing they were captured. As the Straw Hats were freed, they tended to Luffy, trying to find any signs of life. Suddenly, Luffy stood up, revealing that the bullet had luckily hit the Foxy trinket. Kansho attempted to shoot Luffy again, but his shot was deflected by Usopp and he was defeated by Foxy.
As a battle broke out between the pirates and Marines, Luffy confronted Komei along with Nami. However, Komei broke one of the outer edges of the island, causing seawater to flood in. Luffy ordered Nami to gather everyone up as he took on Komei. The two duked it out, with Komei using his sword and a bazooka to drive Luffy into disadvantageous positions. However, before Komei could fire a finishing shot, Foxy slowed down the ball, telling Luffy to hit it repeatedly. Luffy did so, creating a hole in the basin that drained the seawater. Luffy mocked Komei for underestimating Foxy as the two battled again. Komei managed to drive Luffy back, but Kinoconda suddenly arrived, giving Luffy a foothold in the air. Luffy then sprung toward Komei and finished him off with Gomu Gomu no Red Hawk. Komei flew into the basin and his impact cracked the ground, and Luffy stood over his defeated foe.
The Straw Hats and Foxy Pirates had gone to the Thousand Sunny, and Luffy came to them with a smile on his face. They then departed for Mushroom Island, where Foxy held out his hand to Luffy to thank the pirate for fighting with him. However, Foxy used this as an opportunity to call off their truce and fire a Noro Noro beam at Luffy. Luffy was not affected by the beam, however, and it was revealed that he was an illusion created by Nami, who knew that Foxy would do that. After Nami electrocuted Foxy, the Straw Hats departed from the island and waved goodbye to the Foxy Pirates. Luffy and the other Straw Hats then had a banquet to celebrate their victory.
Concludes non-canon section.
Punk Hazard ArcEdit
Arriving at Punk HazardEdit
Soon the crew spots an island surrounded by a sea of flames. Luffy was excited to go there even though it seemed dangerous to approach the island. The crew then heard a Den Den Mushi ringing and Luffy answered it, ignoring Robin's warnings that it could be a trap set up by the Marines. Luffy then received a call from someone who seemed to be in trouble and supposedly resided on Punk Hazard. Luffy then decided to rescue the mysterious person. After Nami created a road of clouds, Luffy went to the island with Zoro, Usopp, and Robin. When they got there, they explored and found a massive skull that they determined to be larger than a giant's. Suddenly, they encountered a massive dragon. As Luffy and his companions were surprised, the dragon supposedly asked who they are.
The group engaged the dragon in battle. While fighting the dragon, Luffy discovered that a pair of legs attached on top of the dragon was the source of the talking. Eventually, with a combined effort from Usopp and Luffy, Zoro managed to cleave off the dragon's head. Luffy then pulled the pair of legs off the dragon's head, and the group was shocked that it di not have an upper body. The pair of legs then took off in pursuit of a Shichibukai, while Luffy excitedly asked the legs to join his crew.
After the group cut up and ate the dragon meat and took the rest with them, they continued their expedition. Luffy decided to play with the legs, placing them on his back and pretending to be a centaur, even though the legs kept flipping him over. Zoro then drew the group's attention to a remarkable sight: a lake separating the flaming half of the island from a frozen, mountainous region on the other half. Usopp then saw a humanoid figure with wings.
While Zoro, Usopp, and Robin received a call from Brook, Luffy met a centaur, whom Luffy then fought and defeated. A second centaur appeared and attacked Luffy, but Robin subdued it. The group then decided to go to the frozen side of the island.
To cross the lake, Usopp formed a boat from Pop Greens. As Luffy's group rode on the boat, the centaur that Luffy had just fought jumped after them and informed his boss that the pirates were heading his way. The four Straw Hats then saw a group of centaurs waiting for them on the other side. The centaurs fired their bazookas at the water around the boat, capsizing it and leaving Usopp and Zoro to keep Luffy and Robin afloat. Zoro moved to attack the centaurs, but was instead dragged underwater by sharks. The centaurs prepared to attack the Straw Hats again, but they were stopped by Brook, giving Luffy, Zoro, Robin, and Usopp enough time to escape the lake. After emerging from the freezing water, the four Straw Hats planned on stealing coats from the centaurs. After defeating them and stealing their coats, the group used Brownbeard as transportation to Vegapunk's former research facility. They soon arrived at the scene where Trafalgar Law and Smoker just fought. Seeing Law, Luffy reacted in surprise and enjoyment. Luffy quickly thanked him for his help two years ago and asked him where "the talking bear" was. Law simply stated that they are both pirates, reminding Luffy that they are rivals, and then told Luffy to head to the backside of the facility. Right after Law went back into the building, Luffy's group quickly left the scene to get away from the marines. The group then met up with their remaining crew members.
While taking shelter in a laboratory ruin, Luffy was saddened that he had to give back his extra legs to the samurai from Wano and was surprised to learn that Law had become a Shichibukai. The Straw Hats then tied up Brownbeard and brought each other up to speed on the current situation. After interrogating Brownbeard, they learned about a man known as Caesar Clown. Kin'emon later left the group to find his torso, and Sanji, Brook, and Zoro went out to find him. Before long, several of the giant children started to feel pain, saying that they needed candy usually given to them in order to make the pain go away. However, Chopper stated that the candy contains a drug to which the children had become addicted, and Luffy's group learned that the children had been experimented on. One of the giant children then hit Luffy, and the others went on a rampage, forcing Usopp to put them to sleep. Luffy's group decided to help the children and find Caesar Clown. They then tied up the giant children so that they could not destroy anything else. Luffy, Usopp, Franky, and Robin then left Chopper and Nami to watch the children while they headed to Caesar's lab. While they were gone, Luffy's group heard an explosion coming from the hideout and Luffy detected the presence of two animals. They quickly turned back to help Nami and Chopper. When they returned, the Yeti Cool Brothers opened fire on Luffy, and then disappeared when Luffy tried to attack. It was then revealed that Nami (in Franky's body) had been captured.
Luffy then saw that Brownbeard had been shot by the brothers and Luffy's group realized that Caesar was warped enough to turn on his own loyal subordinates. Luffy and Franky (in Chopper's body) decided to go after the Yeti Cool Brothers to rescue Nami. Franky took a Rumble Ball from Chopper and immediately used it, ignoring Chopper's advice on how to use it. Franky transformed into Monster Point and went on a rampage while chasing after Luffy. Luffy and Franky followed the giant footprints and fell into an ambush by Scotch and Rock. They first tried to skewer Luffy with Icicle Pincushion. Luffy easily destroyed the trap unharmed with an Haki-enhanced Gomu Gomu no Gatling Gun. Rock then fired some shots at Luffy. Luffy countered with Gomu Gomu no Thank You Fire, deflecting the bullets right back at Rock, dealing some damage to him. Scotch then fired a shot at a mountain top, causing a giant ice shard to start falling towards Luffy and Franky. Rock prepared to attack again, but Franky grabbed the shard and knocked out Rock with it. Once Franky tried to attack Luffy again, Luffy knocked him out with Elephant Gun. Scotch then grabbed Nami and attempted to make a run for it with Luffy chasing after him. Law arrived and cut Scotch in half. Scotch tried to retaliate against Law only to be knocked out by Law's Counter Shock. As Luffy broke Nami's chains, Law proposed to Luffy to form an alliance in order to take down one of the Yonko.
Alliance with Law and Confrontation with Caesar ClownEdit
Luffy accepts the offer much to Nami's protests. Luffy, Franky, Nami, and Law then return to the hideout. The rest of the Straw Hats are surprised that Luffy actually formed an alliance with Law. Law returns Franky and Chopper to their bodies while putting Nami in Sanji's body. Chopper scolds Luffy and Franky for causing damage to his body. The Straw Hats and Law then form a plan to capture Caesar while helping the children.
Luffy is later seen flying with Franky and Robin towards Caesar's lab. After crashing through a Marine warship, he prepares with the others to kidnap Caesar Clown. Tashigi (in Smoker's body) then confronts Luffy, but Luffy easily pins her down. Smoker (in Tashigi's body) steps in and fights Luffy himself. After learning that Smoker is not in his own body, Luffy laughs and tells him that they will fight another day. After Franky blasts the doors, Luffy and his group prepare to storm the facility. Before they enter, pieces of poisonous slime start falling from the sky. Caesar then appears outside of the facility and starts explaining about the slime creature, but is interrupted when Luffy grabs onto him.
Luffy and Caesar subsequently engage into battle. Caesar uses Gas Robe on Luffy, and he inhales all of Caesar's poison gas. Luffy then expels the gas through his ears, much to the surprise of Caesar's subordinates. Luffy laughs at Caesar by saying that his poison does not work on him much thanks to an immunity he gained from his battle with Magellan. He attacks Caesar again, and just when he is about to land another blow to Caesar, Caesar attacks Luffy with Gas Tank, and Luffy gets caught in the explosion. After that, Luffy was trapped by Slime and was later dealt with another Gas Tank. Luffy evades the attacks and proceeds to deal a final blow to Caesar, momentarily defeating him. Before Luffy's group can complete their capture of Caesar, Luffy suddenly faints. As Robin and Franky wonder what happened to Luffy, Caesar laughs and says that Luffy underestimated him.
Luffy is then seen lying unconscious alongside Robin, Franky, Smoker, and Tashigi, who were all knocked out by Caesar. He is then locked in the research facility with Robin, Franky, Smoker, Tashigi, and Law. When Vergo reveals himself to be working with Joker, Luffy asks Law who Joker is. Law tells him that Joker is Donquixote Doflamingo.
While Clown is giving out his broadcast to the underworld brokers about his experiment with his chemical mass destruction weapon, Luffy and the other captives are just sitting passively in their cell. After Vergo is seen with Law's heart and inflicts pain on Law by using his heart, Luffy is surprised Law can still survive without his heart.
After Smiley explodes and spreads a poisonous cloud, the prisoners witness the destructive effects of the gas as some of Caesar's subordinates succumb to it. Luffy then sees Sanji, Zoro, Kin'emon, and Brook all running away from the gas cloud. He then yells that they have to run and cannot die but is weakened by the seastone stone. Caesar Clown proceeds to move the captives outside of the facility to die.
Luffy then asks how Law plans to escape, watching as the Shichibukai begins his escape plan. Law directs Franky to launch his Franky Fireball at the segregated battleship down below. The wood is set alight and the smoke from the burning wreck then rises up to the cage, allowing them to discreetly take action. Law quickly reveals that he had replaced some of the sea stone handcuffs with regular ones, allowing him to escape easily and goes on to free Luffy and the others. Using Law's Devil Fruit powers, they are then moved into the laboratory where they open the shutters, allowing everyone outside to escape the poison gas. Seeing the remaining members of his crew arrive, Luffy gleefully claims the battle has really begun.
When his crew are confronted by the G-5 Marines, Luffy asks if the fight has started. Law interrupts the marines and tells them of a way off the island, but they will have two hours to escape. When Luffy asks him what will happen, Law replies that he will do something dangerous. When the groups split up, Luffy decides to go after Caesar Clown once again. After Zoro hears about Luffy's earlier defeat at the hands of Caesar, he yells at Luffy, telling him not to be careless and reminds him that they are in the New World. Luffy agrees and proceeds to attack a group of Caesar's subordinates standing in his way. He later defeats Run the Machete with one strike and continues through the hallway to Passage B.
Luffy and Smoker eventually pass through the B building and reach Caesar's location. Before entering the room that Caesar is in, Smoker tells Luffy that Vergo is his enemy. Luffy replies that he will get Caesar. Once they see the scientist, Luffy immediately gives him a punch. Luffy and Caesar fight for a while, and just when Luffy is gaining the upper hand, Monet steps in and interrupts him. She makes a barrier over Caesar, which Luffy breaks with Jet Gatling. Monet lets Caesar escape, and tells Luffy that if anything bad happens to him, Doflamingo will kill her. Luffy then asks "what" Doflamingo is (instead of asking "who" he is). Monet, however, simply locks him in a ten-layered snow hut and begins to weaken him with her powers. Luffy, however, simply blasts through the floor with a Jet Spear and falls into the basement. However, Monet tells him that unless he can fly, there is no way out of the basement.
While exploring the garbage dump inside the basement, Luffy encounters yet another dragon and asks who is it. Surprisingly, the dragon replies back, asking the same question.
The dragon then introduces himself as Momonosuke. However, Luffy thinks it is an eel and is surprised that it can talk. After Momonosuke points out he is not edible, Luffy introduces himself as the man who is going to become the Pirate King. Momonosuke does not believe him and starts telling Luffy about his perception of pirates, but Luffy interrupts him. Momonosuke then explains his back story, which includes him being taken to Punk Hazard, going to the secret room and eating a Devil Fruit which transformed him into a dragon. Luffy tells Momonosuke that he should just turn back into a human, but Momonosuke does not yet know how. Momonosuke then continues his story, where he overheard Caesar telling Monet that the children will die in five years and that he will get new ones then. He then finishes his story by telling Luffy about how he ended up in the garbage dump. Luffy becomes angry after learning how horrible Caesar is and he tells Momonosuke to hold unto him as he plans on climbing the wall to get out and rescue the children. Momonosuke then has an hallucination of Doflamingo's face and flies out of the basement with Luffy hanging onto him.
They later escape the garbage dump through a dust bin. Luffy then confronts three of Caesar Clown's underlings, demanding Caesar's location. The frightened underlings immediately tell him that Caesar is in Building R, straight along the corridor. Luffy then arrives at Building R just in time to save Brownbeard by knocking away Caesar with a Haki-imbued Gear Third attack. As Luffy prepares for a third confrontation, Caesar taunts him, telling Luffy that he will be in danger from both Doflamingo and a Yonko if he attacks him. Luffy then punches Caesar in the face, saying that he has been dealing with people like that since he entered the Grand Line. Caesar then warns Luffy again about the kind of people he is dealing with and attempts to retaliate with a gas-burner attack. Luffy dodges and punches Caesar in the face again.
Caesar then forces his men in the control room to open the air vents, allowing his gaseous weapon to flow in. Caesar absorbs his weapon and grows bigger. He then kills more of his subordinates, angering Luffy further. Luffy asks Momonosuke to look after Brownbeard and then runs into a hallway to get some distance away from Caesar. Luffy enters Gear Third and charges at Caesar, angrily shouting that he does not want to see his face anymore. He attacks Caesar with Grizzly Magnum, not only sending him through the gate to the escape passage but also sending him flying outside of the lab. With Caesar out of the way, Luffy is then reunited with his crew and the kidnapped children. Luffy meets Law and Smoker again in the corridor between Building R and D. When Luffy tells Law that he sent Caesar flying, Law scolds him for not following the plan of capturing him.
Chopper, Brook, Kin'emon, Mocha, and some of the G-5 Marines still have not arrived at Building R. Luffy waits patiently for them despite Law's urges to escape as soon as possible. Fortunately, the remaining group arrives safely before the gate to Building R seals off. Everyone boards the rail car and goes through the escape passage.
While going through the escape passage, Luffy helps defend the cart from the falling rubble. When they finally reach the outside, they find Franky in his Franky Shogun after he was just fighting against Buffalo and Baby 5. As the pair attempt to flee with Caesar, Law prepares to stop them himself, but Usopp and Nami insisted to handle them themselves. Luffy encourages Law to give his crew a chance. After the defeat of Buffalo and Baby 5 and the successful capture of Caesar, Luffy smiles as Law declares the first stage of his plan complete.
During the aftermath, Luffy had a friendly chat with Brownbeard, who decided to turn himself in to the Marines. Luffy was then surprised to see Kin'emon breaking to pieces and then reforming to his normal state. Luffy was also surprised to see Momonosuke return to his human form. Sanji made food for the father and son and Luffy was excited to see such delicious food. He tried to convince Momonosuke to eat, but the boy was hesitant at first. Momonosuke and Kin'emon eventually ate together and everyone gathered, drooling at the food. Law warned Luffy that it can not get out of hand and that they will to leave as soon as possible and Luffy agreed, but moments after, he declares the party started. Luffy enjoys the food with his crew and new friends. As Tashigi and her men took the children away from Punk Hazard, Luffy left with his crew, Law, Kin'emon, and Momonosuke.
They were later seen on a sea slope. After Nami informed him that their next destination was Dressrosa, Luffy told everyone to gather around so he and Law could explain their next plan. Luffy and everyone listened as Law explained about Doflamingo's connection to the underworld and the plan to decimate Kaido's forces. Luffy then asked Kin'emon if he has something to do on Dressrosa. The samurai replied that he has a comrade being held prisoner there.
During the evening, Luffy was having fun fishing while wearing a samurai helmet and watching Zoro and Kin'emon fight each other. The next morning, everyone read the news explaining Doflamingo's resignation from the Shichibukai. They also saw that the paper mentioned Luffy and Law's alliance as well as the alliance between Kid, Hawkins, and Apoo. Law told Luffy to disregard the other pirate alliance and only focus on their plan.
Caesar's Retrieval ArcEdit
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The Next ObjectiveEdit
Law contacted Doflamingo to discuss the next part of the negotiation. Luffy suddenly interrupted the call and angrily asked Doflamingo if he is the boss of Caesar. Doflamingo stated his desire to see Luffy and informed the Straw Hat captain that he has something that he would want to get which Luffy thought it was meat. Luffy was then put into a trance until Usopp snapped him out of it. After Law told Doflamingo that he will bring Caesar to Green Bit, he and the Straw Hat planned on how to destroy the SMILE factory on Dressrosa. Luffy then got more excited to see Dressrosa and the crew have a big meal. While eating, Luffy heard Law and Kin'emon talking about a place called Zo. Luffy then listened to Kin'emon and Momonosuke's story about how they were shipwrecked and drifted to Dressrosa as well as how Momonosuke was separated from his father. After hearing about how Kanjuro helped Kin'emon escape, Luffy excitedly declared that they should save him too. The Thousand Sunny soon approached Dressrosa.
After disembarking, the group began their next phase of their operation. Luffy thought about using Momonosuke, in his dragon form, to fly. However, Momonosuke refused to do so. When Luffy asked him if he is afraid of heights, they got into a small fight until Kin'emon broke them up. The group split into three teams and Luffy went into Dressrosa with Zoro, Sanji, Franky, and Kin'emon to destroy the factory and rescue Kanjuro. While exploring, they saw the things that the country is famous for including living toys. After getting disguises, they stopped at a restaurant to get something to eat. There, they found some thugs taking advantage of a blind man while taking away his money in roulette. The man then demonstrated his gravity-like ability when the thugs attacked Luffy for calling their bluff.
As the man left, Luffy asked who he was, only for the man to say it was better for both of them if he did not know. After one of Zoro's swords is stolen, he chased after the thief with Sanji and Kin'emon in tow. Luffy attempted to follow them for fun, but was stopped by Franky. Instead, they interrogated one of the thugs, who happened to be a subordinate of Doflamingo, for the location of the SMILEs factory. The thug claimed that he did not know anything about it. He then said that most of Doflamingo's crewmembers were at the colosseum where there was a tournament being held for a big prize. At first, Luffy thought it was meat, thinking back to his conversation with Doflamingo, only for the thug to inform them that the prize was actually Ace's former Devil Fruit.
Luffy decided to compete for the fruit, not wanting just anyone to eat it. He offered the fruit to Franky, but he declined, not wanting to lose his ability to swim. Even though the initial objectives were to find the factory and Kanjuro, Franky felt Luffy deserved the chance to fight for the fruit. Luffy and Franky later arrived at Corrida Colosseum where they met a one-legged toy soldier called Thunder Soldier. While Franky told Luffy that he could go full out in the tournament, it was best to keep his identity secret. He nearly gave himself away when he almost signed his own name, but thanks to Franky stopping him, he ended up signing in as "Lucy". He was then taken to the waiting room, where he met all the contestants. One of them called Spartan attacked Luffy, thinking he was a weakling. Much to the other contestants' surprise, Luffy easily defeated Spartan.
One of the staff members of the colosseum was about to disqualify Luffy. Luckily, Sai and Boo from the Chinjao Family stepped in and spoke on Luffy's behalf, saying that Spartan was the one who started the fight. After thanking the Chinjao family for saving him from disqualification, Luffy learned that he has been assigned to Block C. Once he was inside the battle preparation room, Luffy got excited seeing all the armor and decided to put some on to make himself look cooler. While learning about the colosseum's weight restriction on protective gear, Luffy was greeted by Cavendish, captain of the Beautiful Pirates. Luffy accidentally told him his own name, but the other contestants thought he was mispronouncing his alias "Lucy". Cavendish then proceed to tell Luffy his backstory such as how he came to resent the Eleven Supernovas, but Luffy ignored him during the middle of the conversation. He then sees a bronze statue of a man named Kyros. While admiring the statue, he met a female gladiator named Rebecca, who told him the story of Kyros. Luffy then sees that Rebecca was determined to win the Mera Mera no Mi to defeat Doflamingo. After Luffy and Rebecca finished their conversation, the winner of Block A was announced and Luffy was shocked to see that it was Jesus Burgess.
Before Block B began, Luffy took a look at the warriors defeated by Burgess. He was then approached by Bellamy, who told him that he also visited Skypiea. Bellamy said that his reason for joining the tournament was a chance to join Doflamingo's crew. He went on saying that he has no grudge against Luffy and that he would not laugh at him again. Luffy then watched Block B with Cavendish. As the fights in Block B went on, Chinjao approached Luffy and asked him about Garp, revealing Luffy's identity to Cavendish in the process.
Luffy kept denying his true identity, but Cavendish drew his sword, preparing to attack Luffy anyway. However, Chinjao made the first move, striking at Luffy with a headbutt. Right after Luffy dodged the attack, Cavendish tried to force Luffy to take off his fake beard. Chinjao then launched another attack, but Cavendish wards off the second headbutt with his sword. Chinjao continuously assaulted both Luffy and Cavendish with his headbutts until Luffy punched him into the ground. When Chinjao became very furious, Boo and Sai came to stop him. While the two managed to calm down Chinjao, Luffy hid himself by hanging from a window sill. Luffy continued to watch the match and witnessed Bartolomeo deflecting Hack's attack, which also damaged Hack's hand as well.
As he continued to watch the battle in the arena, he was wondering how Bartolomeo was able to damage Hack like that. He then witnessed that even Bellamy could not stand up against Bartolomeo's strange power. He then cheered Bellamy on, urging him to give it his all. After that, King Elizabello finally threw his legendary "King Punch" which took out all the remaining gladiators in the arena. Even Luffy said that it was an incredible punch and that he had never seen anything like it. Before the King was declared the winner of B Block's "Battle Royale", Bartolomeo emerged unharmed and revealed that he had eaten the Bari Bari no Mi and had created a barrier to protect himself. He then took out the King and was declared the winner of Block B much to Luffy's surprise.
As an injured Bellamy was moved out of the ring, he and Luffy had another friendly chat and commented on how the other had changed. Meanwhile, Bartolomeo overheard Bellamy calling him Straw Hat.
When Block C started, Luffy entered the ring before Cavendish could confront him. When the gong was heard, Luffy was excited to start fighting. As the battle royale went on, Luffy was seen defeating an opponent effortlessly. Some time during the battle royale, Luffy tamed and befriended the Fighting Bull, naming him Ucy. Luffy rode on top of him as he rampaged around the ring. The bull was eventually stopped and crushed by Hajrudin. Luffy then avenged Ucy by eliminating Hajrudin from the competition with a knock-out punch.
Afterwards, Luffy removed Ucy from the fighting area by carrying him over his right shoulder. When he was finished, Luffy entered the fight again only to have his helmet stolen by Jean Ango who heard a rumor that he was Straw Hat Luffy, forcing him to use his cape to hide his identity. Jean Ango then threw multiple weapons at him, which Luffy was able to dodge with ease. The weapons aimed at Luffy hit Chinjao instead. Luffy then took back his helmet before Chinjao knocked the bounty hunter out of the ring. Seeing that Chinjao was hell bent on taking his grudge out on him, Luffy decided to fight him head on. Before clashing with Chinjao, he knocked out Sai while Chinjao knocked out Ideo. As the two remaining fighters in the battle royale, Luffy and Chinjao clashed their fists against each other, causing a large wave of Haoshoku Haki to burst throughout the arena.
After Luffy declared his goal of becoming the Pirate King, Chinjao asked him who taught him Haki and Luffy answered that it was Rayleigh. Chinjao then bursts into tears, mentioning about a treasure he was not able to acquire. Luffy told Chinjao to stick to either crying or getting angry and then continued his clash with him. After taking some punches from Chinjao, Luffy struck back with a powerful attack of his own, hitting him in the chest with his Gomu Gomu no Hawk Rifle.
After recovering, Chinjao began mocking Luffy, telling him that those known as the Worst Generation are greenhorns who do not know anything of the world and saying that his attempts to surpass Roger are laughable. He then enraged Luffy by saying executing Ace was a smart move by the Marines. Luffy then proceeded to launch himself in the air with Gomu Gomu no Rocket using Chinjao as leverage. He then activated Gear Third and launched his Gomu Gomu no Thor Elephant Gun while Chinjao took the attack head on with a headbutt. The two collided, seemingly matched up until Luffy managed to gain the upper hand, which coincidentally restored Chinjao's head to the shape it was before his final battle with Garp. Chinjao was then knocked out and fell down to the arena, splitting it in half with his newly reformed head. Chinjao then sank into the water, unconscious, and Luffy officially won Block C. Luffy stood victorious as the audience cheered for him.
After Luffy left the arena, Cavedish thrust his sword at him, but he caught the sword effortlessly and held on to it tightly. Chinjao arrived wanting to thank Luffy for restoring his head but accidentally broke the floor when trying to bow in respect. Luffy ran away from both Cavendish and Chinjao and was saved by Rebecca. He then ran into Burgess, who was communicating with Blackbeard through Den Den Mushi. Luffy declared that he will not allow Ace's power to fall into Blackbeard's hands. At the Gladiator's quarters, Rebecca bought him some food and sat next to him. Some gladiators behind prison bars caught Luffy and after some hesitation, she tried to kill him with her sword. Luffy dodged the attack and pinned her down. Rebecca asked him why he did not seek retribution. Luffy answered that he would not do anything to someone who bought him food. Rebecca then proceeded to tell him about the convict gladiators and how they were imprisoned in the colosseum for opposing Doflamingo. She said that she wanted to win the Mera Mera no Mi in order to be able to protect herself and not have to rely on the Thunder Soldier, who was planning an attack against Doflamingo.
Rebecca then explained to Luffy about how the toys are no different from humans, how her mother died and Thunder Soldier was her guardian after her mother's death, which is why he is so important to her. The conversation was interrupted by Gatz announcing that the ring is repaired and Block D is about to commence. When Rebecca entered the arena, the audience booed and jeered at her. Luffy angrily wondered why and one of the convict gladiators informed him that Rebecca is the previous king's granddaughter.
Having also been wrongly judged by Chinjao due to his relation to Garp, Luffy responded by saying that Rebecca has nothing to do with her grandfather, which the convict gladiators agreed. When Cavendish stood up for Rebecca and stopped the audience's booing and jeering, Luffy commented that while he still disliked Cavendish, he was not so bad.
As he watched Rebecca's fights during the Block D battle royale, he commented that Rebecca can use Kenbunshoku Haki. He continued to cheer Rebecca on. He later decided to move to a different place to watch the fight. Before leaving, he was told by the convict gladiators about the country's dark side that the public knew nothing about. As he exited the Gladiator's quarters, he encountered Bartolomeo.
Invading the PalaceEdit
Bartolomeo guided Luffy to Zoro and Kin'emon, with the former being annoyed at the fact that he was not invited to fight in the colosseum. He then informs Luffy that the colosseum is surrounded by Marines, who quickly dismisses the fact besides Kin'emon's shock. They then engage in a conference call with Sanji and Franky's group. Everyone is then brought up to speed on the current situation as they learn about the true situation on Dressrosa. When Franky plead to Luffy to allow him to help the dwarves and toys, Luffy quickly gave his permission to assist with the revolution. Just as the call ends, a battle between Law and Doflamingo which raged across Dressrosa abruptly ended right outside the colosseum with Doflamingo standing above his opponent. Luffy cried out to Law in horror as Doflamingo shot him three times at close range.
Luffy then angrily yelled at Doflamingo, who responded by saying that it was his duty to discipline Law. Zoro and Kin'emon rushed to save Law. Zoro was intercepted by Issho, the blind man they encountered earlier and Kin'emon was kicked away by Doflamingo before he could retrieve Law. Luffy tried to help his friends, but realized that the bars in the windows of the colosseum are made of Seastone. The entire crew was shocked to be told by Kin'emon that the blind gambler was actually an admiral.
Both Doflamingo and Issho float above their opponents using their abilities, taking Law with them and head towards the palace. After the Marines started pursuing Zoro and Kin'emon, Zoro told Luffy to find the exit. As Luffy informed the two swordsmen that Law is still alive, they heard that the Sunny is under attack by the Big Mom Pirates, who are after Caesar Clown. During the commotion, Nami told Luffy that Law tried so hard to keep Caesar and Momonosuke away from Doflamingo and cannot allow them to fall into his hands. Luffy gave Sanji's group permission to head for Zo and also allowed Sanji to counterattack against the Big Mom Pirates. While leaving Franky's group in charge of destroying the SMILE factory, Luffy decided to head to the palace with Zoro and Kin'emon to rescue Law and fight Doflamingo.
While looking for an exit out of the colosseum, he found Bartolomeo carrying a wounded Bellamy. Luffy said that he was leaving the tournament since rescuing his friend comes first. Bartolomeo proudly declared that he will get the Mera Mera no Mi for him, but someone interrupted them and declared that the fruit could not be given to Luffy. Luffy then talked to this person and recognized him as his older brother Sabo, whom he believed to be dead. Luffy began crying in happiness and disbelief and embraced his brother. Sabo was glad that Luffy was alive, and Luffy gave him permission to eat the Mera Mera no Mi at his request. Before leaving, Luffy gave Sabo his gladiator costume so he can take his place in the tournament. Luffy later escaped the colosseum and met up with Zoro and Kin'emon. The trio wore disguises to elude the Marines. As they ran away from the colosseum, Luffy was still crying over the revelation that his brother was alive.
Luffy, Zoro, and Kin'emon later arrived at the lift that leads to the royal palace alongside the dwarf, Wicca. There, they encountered Viola, who offered to guide them to the palace. After getting acquainted with her and learning about her ties with the Riku Family, Luffy's group was then led to a secret passage. Once inside the passage, Zoro suggested that they use a basket used for lifting supplies and that Luffy should climb up carrying a rock and hang from the chain to act as a counterweight for the basket to move up. Luffy gladly accepted the suggestion.
They later arrived at the palace rampart tower. Viola was about to sneak them in, but Luffy went ahead and smashed his way through the gate, much to her chagrin. After Luffy took off his disguise, the group charged in. Once Luffy, Zoro, and Viola reached the Rampart Tower B-1, they were intercepted by Pica.
After Viola explained about Pica's Devil Fruit ability, Pica attempted to crush Luffy and his group with the palace walls. They managed to avoid it and Zoro held off Pica while Luffy and Viola rushed on ahead, though they were hampered by Pica's power to create dead ends. They eventually ran into Thunder Solder as he was about to be destroyed by Gladius. Luffy knocked away Gladius with a Jet Stamp and caught the toy soldier.
Luffy was about to continue the fight with the officer, but Viola pulled him away, stating that Gladius was too dangerous. Gladius attacked the group, managing to wound Viola which forced Luffy to carry her. Seeing no stairs to advance further up, Luffy jumped out a window and used his leg to stretch to the second floor conveniently outside the Room of Suits. As they overheard Doflamingo trying to get Law to tell him what the Straw Hats' plan was, Luffy asked if he can attack Doflamingo, only to be denied and told to wait by Viola.
They later saw Gladius and his men approaching the second floor. Thunder Soldier also spoke to Luffy about his realization that he and his crew were pirates but also commented that it was reassuring that they share the same goal.
After Thunder Soldier transformed back into a human, Viola revealed to Luffy about Kyros and everything that happened in Dressrosa. After Kyros decapitated Doflamingo, Luffy grabbed Viola and charged in to save Law.
While rushing to Law, Viola gave Luffy the keys to Law's cuffs. Law told Luffy that their alliance already ended, but Luffy ignored him. His rescue of Law was interrupted by Pica's sudden appearance. Luffy was then surprised to see Doflamingo still alive.
It was then revealed that the Doflamingo that was decapitated was only a copy. As Kyros attempted to attack the copy again, the real Doflamingo appeared behind Kyros and attempted to behead him with a kick, slicing the palace in the process. Luffy managed to save Kyros from a fatal blow. Doflamingo and his copy then tried to attack both Luffy and Kyros but they jumped out of the way. Luffy retaliated by using Jet Gatling but Doflamingo blocked the attack. His copy then struck Luffy from behind and he followed by giving Luffy a punch to the face, knocking him back.
Pica then threw Luffy, Law, Kyros, Viola, and Riku Dold III out of the palace. They watched as Doflamingo initiated his "bird cage" plan, trapping everyone on Dressrosa.
After Pica relocated the royal palace to the top of the Flower Hill, Doflamingo forced everyone imprisoned into a survival game and put a price on the heads of twelve people. Luffy and his crew were included in Doflamingo's hit list. After reuniting with Zoro, Luffy spoke to Rebecca through Den Den Mushi and informed her that the toy soldier was her father. He told her not to cry and stay close to Usopp, Robin, and Sabo. After declaring that he will defeat Doflamingo and end his game, Luffy grabbed Zoro and Law and pursued Doflamingo.
Luffy jumped down from the King's Plateau and they landed in the middle of a crowd of enemies. After a brief scuffle with Senor Pink, Machvise, and Dellinger, the Dressrosa citizens started attacking Luffy and his group. Luffy was about to use Haki but Issho arrived to confront them. Pica then appeared as a massive stone giant, looking for Doflamingo's enemies. Luffy laughed at his voice, making him angry.
Pica then threw a punch which sent Luffy, Zoro, and Law flying to the square in front of the colosseum. They were soon approached by Cavendish, who explained that he had ceased his grudge against Luffy. Cavendish offered to defeat Doflamingo for Luffy, but the Straw Hat captain was adamant about defeating Doflamingo himself. They were then joined by those who also wished to fight Doflamingo: the Chinjao Family, Hajrudin, Elizabello II, Dagama, Abdullah, Jeet, Orlumbus, Ideo, Suleiman, and Blue Gilly. After the allied colosseum fighters fought off the former toys who are after Doflamingo's prize money, Luffy was reunited with Ucy. Luffy and his allies then marched towards the royal palace and began to battle against Pica.
When Pica attempted to strike Luffy and his allies, Chinjao and Elizabello II shattered Pica's stone hand, enabling Luffy to move forward. Pica then attacked with his other arm, causing Luffy's allies to fall back. However, Luffy, Zoro, Law, Abullah, Jeet, and Ucy jumped on and climbed on Pica's arm. Pica regrew the arm that was shattered and prepared to attack Luffy again. Luffy responded by shattering Pica's stone head with Grizzly Magnum. Zoro discovered Pica's real body, which appeared in front of Luffy's group. Pica took out his sword and tried to attack the group riding on Ucy, but Luffy carried the bull and evaded the sword strike. Zoro intercepted Pica when he attempted to strike Luffy again. As Ucy ran on the stone giant's back, Law revealed to Luffy that the plan to defeat Kaido was a trick to get revenge on Doflamingo for killing Corazon, an former executive officer of the Donquixote Family, Doflamingo's brother, and Law's benefactor.
Luffy, Law, Ucy, Abdullah, and Jeet eventually reached the first level of the new King's Plateau. While charging, Luffy repelled the Donquixote Pirates' troops standing in the way.
After Luffy saw that the other colosseum fighters went ahead of them, Kelly Funk (while fused with Bobby Funk) appeared seemingly to aid them. Law asked Luffy what to do about his seastone handcuffs, but Luffy assured him that things will work out. Kelly then showed them a tunnel that is supposed to go directly to the fourth level. While entering the tunnel, Luffy and Law were shocked to see Abdullah and Jeet fell off. After leaving those two behind, Luffy and Law were contacted by Robin through Den Den Mushi. Robin informed them that she will meet them at the fourth level. Luffy, Law, and Ucy later reached a dead end. While the bull stood on top of a pool of water, a string clone of Doflamingo appeared behind them.
The clone attacked Ucy with bullet thread, knocking him unconscious. As the bull collapsed, Law and Luffy fell into the water and became powerless. Before the clone could kill them, Abdullah and Jeet struck the clone from behind, destroying it. After recovering, Luffy punched a hole to the second level with Elephant Gun and carried Law with him as he moved ahead of the allied colosseum fighters. Cavendish approached Luffy and told him that he has a plan.
Luffy and Law then rode on Cavendish's horse. During the fray, Kyros managed to hitch a ride on Farul as well. Luffy was happy to see him while Cavendish was displeased. Kyros was shocked when Luffy informed him that Rebecca was heading for the fourth level. Kyros reminded Luffy that Rebecca is on Doflamingo's hit list, but Luffy assured him that one of his crewmates was with her. When the other colosseum fighters banded together, they created an opening for Luffy, Kyros, and Cavendish to go through.
As Farul charged towards the third level, Luffy continued to repel any Donquixote Pirates' troops along the way. Luffy, Law, Cavendish, and Kyros then briefly argued over who will be the one to defeat Doflamingo. Once they reached the third level, they found giant toy soldiers standing in their way.
One of the toy soldiers bit Farul on the head until Luffy punched it away. With Farul gravely injured, Luffy and his group prepared to battle the toy army. Just then, Robin, Bartolomeo, and Gladius fell from the sky and landed in front of them. Robin and Bartolomeo held back Gladius and the toys to enable Luffy's group to continue towards the fourth level, where Rebecca would be waiting.
Bartolomeo used his ability to create a stairway to the fourth level. Luffy thanked him, causing Bartolomeo to shed tears of joy. Kyros went ahead while Cavendish decided to remain on the third level to avenge his horse. As Luffy, while carrying Law, ran up towards to the fourth level, Gladius launched rupture bullets at him. Bartolomeo protected Luffy by jumping into the line of fire. Once Luffy and Law reached the fourth level, Rebecca quickly gave them the key to Law's handcuffs. After removing the handcuffs, Kyros told Luffy and Law to go ahead while he fights Diamante.
Luffy then told Rebecca that he was glad that she could see her father again. Rebecca then asked him if he would really defeat Doflamingo, while still calling him "Lucy". Luffy answered that his name is not Lucy and told her his real name. Diamante tried to stop Luffy and Law, but Law teleported himself and Luffy to the palace pool garden. They were then approached by Sugar, who intended to turn them into toys. Just as she got close to them, Usopp sniped at her from the old King's Plateau and made her lose consciousness, saving both Luffy and Law. With Sugar out of the way, Luffy and Law finally reached Doflamingo.
After seeing at how Doflamingo treated Bellamy like trash, Luffy was enraged. Law warned him not to let his emotions get the better of him. Luffy attacked Doflamingo with his foot, but he used Bellamy as a shield. Doflamingo then created another string clone to fight Law while controlling Bellamy to fight Luffy. Bellamy begged Luffy to stop him, but Luffy refused as he considered Bellamy a friend. Luffy then aimed an attack at Law. Law activated Room and used Shambles to switch places with Doflamingo, allowing Luffy to strike him with Red Hawk.
Once Doflamingo recovered from Luffy's attack, he stopped Law from attacking Trebol and incapacitated him with Fulbright. He then struck Luffy with a Haki-imbued kick, tied his hands, and then have Bellamy slashed him. When both Luffy and Law are down, Doflamingo mentioned to them his past as a World Noble. Doflamingo then sent his string clone and a controlled Bellamy to confront Luffy, and though Luffy attacked them with Octopus Gatling, the Doflamingo string clone got him from behind and slammed him through the floor into the palace interior. The Doflamingo clone spoke to Luffy about the cruelty of man, confusing Luffy.
Luffy eventually managed to defeat the string clone, sending it flying through the roof with Jet Gatling. He then demanded Doflamingo to release Bellamy. Doflamingo decided to set Bellamy free and Luffy asked him to rest. He was about to go help Law, but Bellamy got up on his feet and continued on with the fight, refusing to betray his own principles and prepared to assault Luffy with his new and improved Spring Hopper.
Luffy yelled at Bellamy for siding with the man who betrayed him and said it wasn't worth fighting, but Bellamy ignored him and drove into Luffy using Spring Hopper, punching him with a Haki-imbued fist and causing Luffy to cough up blood.
In spite of Luffy's pleas to not fight, Bellamy refused to back down and Luffy eventually decided to finish their fight, knocking out Bellamy in the same manner as he did at Jaya. Luffy then yelled out Doflamingo's name in anguish.
Luffy then returned to the palace rooftops and resumed his battle with Doflamingo. As they clashed, Luffy stumbled upon Law's body, which was covered in blood. When Luffy tried to speak to Law, he was unresponsive and Doflamingo stated that he was dead. Luffy refused to believe Doflamingo, who proceed to taunt Luffy by mocking Law's last words, stating he claimed that the Straw Hats could create miracles. Luffy screamed out in rage as Doflamingo prepared to end his game.
Doflamingo then informed Luffy that his Birdcage is shrinking and in about one hour, it will destroy everything in Dressrosa. Luffy declared that he will stop it by defeating Doflamingo. As Luffy charged at his opponent, Law suddenly appeared in front of the latter and used Gamma Knife to damage Doflamingo's internal organs. Doflamingo grabbed onto Law's face, but Luffy kicked him away with Jet Stamp. As Doflamingo lied injured at Law's feet, Trebol attempted to attack Law only to be kicked away by Luffy. Law used Counter Shock on Doflamingo and collapsed from exhaustion. However, Doflamingo stood back up, revealing that he can use his string powers to fix his internal injuries. Doflamingo attempted to stomp on Law's head, but Luffy quickly intervened.
Doflamingo and Luffy battled intensely using Busoshoku and Haoshoku Haki. Though Luffy's first attacks were blocked, he managed to exploit an opening and punch Doflamingo repeatedly, ending with Gomu Gomu no Eagle Bazooka. However, Doflamingo evaded the Eagle Bazooka and kicked Luffy using Athlete's Thread, sending Luffy crashing into the ground, right into Trebol's trap. Trebol held Luffy down so that Doflamingo could finish off Law once and for all. Luffy got mad at the executive and attempted to hit him with a Busoshoku Haki-imbued fist. However, the attack had no effect, despite Luffy thinking Trebol was a Logia. Law then told Luffy to stop attacking Trebol, and Trebol left a trapped Luffy to go to Law. Luffy witnessed Law wounding Trebol and was caught in the explosion Trebol created.
However, Luffy managed to escape the explosion and carried Law with him. Luffy then threw Law down towards Robin and her group on the Flower Field, telling them to help Law. Not willing to let Law get away, Doflamingo shot at Robin with Tamaito, despite Luffy kicking him with Gomu Gomu no Hawk Whip. However, Doflamingo's bullet was deflected by Cavendish. Luffy then told him to take Law and the others out of the Flower Field. Cavendish initially refused, but Luffy told him that he entrusted their lives to him, making Cavendish think that Luffy was his fan. Luffy then resumed his battle against Doflamingo, and hit the Shichibukai with Busoshoku Haki-imbued fists, sending him flying off the roof. However, Doflamingo laughed it off, saying that Luffy's attacks were quick but lacked power. He then attacked Luffy with Overheat, sending Luffy flying. Doflamingo mentioned to Luffy how he had followed the young pirate's career before kicking Luffy into the palace wall, causing a large chunk of it to fall away. However, Luffy quickly got back up and continued fighting, attacking with Gomu Gomu no Grizzly Magnum. Doflamingo easily avoided his attack and exploited the opening it left, kicking Luffy into the ground. Doflamingo then taunted Luffy about the shrinking Birdcage and how it would kill all his friends, all because the Straw Hats stepped foot on Dressrosa. Luffy became enraged at Doflamingo for hurting his friends and prepared to activate Gear Fourth.
Luffy activated Busoshoku Haki in his left arm and blew into it, inflating the muscles and exponentially increasing his arm's size. He continued blowing until Boundman was activated. In this form, Luffy's entire torso became massive and he could only bounce, not stand. Doflamingo mocked his form, but Luffy revealed that he had subdued beasts with this form. Luffy then sunk his arm into his body and hit Doflamingo with Gomu Gomu no Kong Gun, which sent Doflamingo flying far away into the streets. Luffy then sunk his legs into his body and flew toward Doflamingo. With precision, Luffy speedily maneuvered behind Doflamingo and dropkicked the Shichibukai using Gomu Gomu no Rhino Schneider, sending Doflamingo crashing through several buildings. An enraged Doflamingo then flew up to the sky and Luffy rose to meet him, attacking Doflamingo with Gomu Gomu no Culverin Cannon. However, Doflamingo managed to avoid the attack and kicked Luffy with Athlete. However, Luffy's rubber managed to absorb the blunt attack despite being covered in Busoshoku Haki, and Luffy shook Doflamingo off. Luffy then used Culverin Cannon again, but this time he changed its direction several times to follow Doflamingo, and eventually succeeded in punching Doflamingo in the face.
Luffy then flew toward Doflamingo, knowing that Gear Fourth was about to end. He attacked Doflamingo with both fists, but Doflamingo countered by summoning strings from the ground. Doflamingo revealed his Devil Fruit awakening powers to Luffy, shocking the Straw Hat, who wondered if Doflamingo was even a Paramecia anymore.
Twenty minutes later, Luffy continued battling against Doflamingo's strings as he listened to Riku's speech to the citizens of Dressrosa. Doflamingo turned much of the town into string to attack Luffy, but Luffy evaded the string, pulling his head and arms into his body as he attacked Doflamingo with Gomu Gomu no Leo Bazooka, sending the Shichibukai crashing into the palace mountain.
Luffy noticed that the Birdcage remained active, meaning that Doflamingo was not utterly defeated. Luffy quickly flew to the palace mountain and attempted to finish Doflamingo off. However, before he could reach him, his Gear Fourth wore off and he was completely exhausted. Gatz arrived and helped Luffy up and revealed that all the gladiators from the colosseum were there to aid Luffy. Luffy asked Gatz to give him 10 minutes to recover and Gatz proceeded to take Luffy to safety. They were then attacked by Burgess but were saved when Sabo kicked Burgess away.
With Sabo holding Burgess back, Luffy assured him that he will defeat Doflamingo once his Haki recharges. Sabo then entrusted Gatz to Luffy's safety. As Gatz ran away with Luffy, Law suddenly used Room to teleport to their location. With three minutes left for Luffy to recharge, Law took over protecting him. Luffy then lay on the ground near Law as his Haki regenerated. Eventually, Luffy's Haki fully recharged, and with the help of Law and his Shambles, Luffy prevented Rebecca from being forced to cut down Viola and confronted Doflamingo once more.
Doflamingo attacked both Luffy and Rebecca with his strings, but Law saved Rebecca, so he turned his attention solely to Luffy. Doflamingo then turned an entire portion of the town into string to attack Luffy with a thousand "Flap Thread" string arrows.
Doflamingo immobilized Luffy and taunted him by saying that all the slaughter could have been avoided had the people of Dressrosa just accepted their manipulation. This enraged Luffy to the point where he instantly reactivated Gear Fourth and broke the strings holding him, taking the remainder of the fight into the skies above.
After once again saying Luffy stood no chance against him due to his "commoner's blood", Doflamingo attempted to trap him in his Spider's Net. As Luffy enlarged his right arm and readied his final attack, Doflamingo unleashed 16 Godthreads in a last ditch effort to kill Luffy. Despite this, Luffy's King Kong Gun broke through and slammed him into the ground, destroying several buildings and shattering his trademark sunglasses.
This time, Luffy's attack successfully defeated Doflamingo and the Birdcage collapsed. While still in mid-air, Luffy deflated and started falling. Law saved him by instantly teleporting him to the ground. Having passed out from injury and exhaustion, Luffy's head was placed onto Rebecca's lap as the latter began to cry in happiness.
After Doflamingo's DefeatEdit
After Doflamingo's downfall, Luffy and his group went to the palace, but later went to Kyros' old house to rest and recover. Three days after Doflamingo's defeat, Luffy continued his recovery as he heard about the rumor about Rebecca's father. He was not pleased with the rumor even after Kyros explained that he started it. Bartolomeo then entered the house, revealing that the Marines were mobilized to pursue the Straw Hats. He also explained that he and the other gladiators planned an escape route for them. Luffy then ran out of the house with the others, but suddenly stayed behind, saying that he still had something left to do.
Zoro then told Luffy to hurry with his business and they will be waiting for him at the eastern port. Luffy then dashed to the royal palace and called out Rebecca. Once Luffy found Rebecca, he asked her if she was okay with Kyros leaving her. Rebecca answered "no" and Luffy offered to take her to him. Luffy then took Rebecca and made his way to the hill where Kyros' house is located. After dropping off Rebecca there, Luffy ran towards the eastern port.
Luffy reached the eastern port just when Issho was about to attack his allies with the all the rubble from Dressrosa. Luffy then attacked the Admiral with a Haki-imbued Gear Third attack, pushing him back. Luffy declared that he grew tired of running away from an Admiral and prepared for a fight.
As they clashed, Luffy announced every single one of his attacks and where he was aiming before striking. Fujitora wondered if Luffy was taking pity on him due to his blindness. Luffy declared that he would not attack without saying anything, given that his opponent was blind. Fujitora laughed, explaining that they were supposed to be sworn enemies and no one is supposed to fight an admiral like that. Annoyed and slightly angered, Fujitora blew Luffy with his gravity ability. Hajrudin caught Luffy and the Straw Hats, Law, and Luffy's other allies quickly fled across a bridge leading to a gigantic ship in the distance. As Fujitora prepared to bombard the all the nearby ships with floating rubble, the citizens of Dressrossa arrived to "chase" after the pirates. Not wishing to harm the citizens, Fujitora halted his attack, allowing his targets to get away.
Luffy and his allies eventually reached Orlumbus' flagship, the Yonta Maria. After boarding the ship, the following pledged their allegiance to Luffy: Cavendish of the Beautiful Pirates (including Suleiman), Bartolomeo of the Barto Club, Sai of the Happo Navy, Ideo of the XXX Gym Martial Arts Alliance (including Blue Gilly, Abdullah, and Jeet), Leo of the Tontatta Tribe, Hajrudin of the Giant Warrior Pirates, and Orlumbus of the Yonta Maria Grand Fleet.
When Luffy was asked to drink a sake cup to complete the agreement for an alliance, Luffy declined, much to the others' shock. He did not wish to become someone great and powerful, but someone who is free, as well as not take away the freedom from his fellow allies. Once Luffy explained that they can do whatever they want, the allies decided to forge the alliance anyway, forming the Straw Hat fleet. To Luffy's surprise, Sai, Bartolomeo, Leo, Cavendish, Ideo, Orlumbus, and Hajrudin sat down and drank their sake cups, and Zoro ended up drinking the rest of the sake in what was supposed to be Luffy's cup. Afterwards, they held a feast to celebrate their victory over Doflamingo. As the group left Dressrosa, a multitude of pirates who had suffered great blows to their business ventures because of Doflamingo's defeat came after the Yonta Maria Grand Fleet, seeking to bring down Luffy. However, Fujitora dropped the rubble from Dressrosa on the enemy ships as a final thanks to Luffy for what he had done in the kingdom, while Kyros and Rebecca watched from afar and officially began their new life as a family together.
After the feast, each of the leading allies received Luffy's vivre card and parted ways. Bartolomeo then brought the Straw Hats, the samurais, and Law to his ship, the Going Luffy-senpai. After Zoro noticed the Straw Hats' increase in bounty from a newspaper, Bartolomeo proudly showed Luffy's group their new wanted posters.