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For the chapter of the same name, see Chapter 157.

Portgas D. Ace,[12] born as Gol D. Ace[6] and nicknamed "Fire Fist" Ace,[4] was the sworn older brother of Luffy[7] and Sabo,[13] and the biological son of the late Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, and Portgas D. Rouge.[14] Ace was adopted by Monkey D. Garp, as had been requested by Roger before his execution.[15] Ace was the 2nd division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates[2] and one-time captain of the Spade Pirates.[3]

Hunted by the World Government for his lineage, Ace was captured and sentenced to death, which resulted in the Summit War of Marineford, an all-out clash of powers; Whitebeard's forces against the Marines and Seven Warlords. Ace was freed,[16] but he sacrificed his life to protect Luffy from Marine admiral Akainu.[17]

Ace was first shown during the Drum Island Arc, but only got formally introduced in the Alabasta Arc, where he acts as a brief ally of the Straw Hat Pirates. He is a central figure during the whole Summit War Saga. He is also the protagonist of Ace's Great Blackbeard Search Cover Page Serial.

Ace's death ultimately proved to be the catalyst leading to Luffy training for two years to become strong enough to protect his friends, paving the way for the second half of the series.

Appearance

Ace was a tall muscular young man with curly black hair. Although they were not blood related, Ace looked remarkably like his foster brother, Luffy. However, Ace was more serious looking than Luffy's lighthearted design, and was also taller and more muscular. He also sported rather childish freckles (inherited from his mother), and tended to make a skeptical facial expression by raising his left eyebrow. Interestingly, his facial features were almost akin to his biological father Gol D. Roger in his youth without his mustache.

Ace's tattoos were among his most remarkable, trademark features. He had a tattoo on his back of the Whitebeard symbol—purple bones formed in a cross behind a purple skull with a white mustache—that he described as his pride and joy.[18] Ace had another tattoo on his upper left bicep that spells "ASCE" vertically. The "S" crossed out is a tribute to Sabo as that's his jolly roger.[19] On the cover of Chapter 596 indeed, Ace's tattoo is written as "ACE" instead of the original "ASCE" as the cover is a "what if" image of Ace, Luffy, and Sabo together as adults with the former being known to be alive.

Ace wore an open-front shirt until he received Whitebeard's tattoo - afterwards, he stopped wearing anything over his upper body except when on winter or desert islands due to the weather requirements. He wore black boots, black knee-length shorts with an eyelet-studded orange belt, and a blue pouch belted around his left leg. He also wore a short second belt with a large red "A" on the silver buckle over his right hip, but left it unfastened and threaded the free end along the back of his shorts. A dagger in a green sheath hung at his left hip. On Ace's left arm, he wore a Log Pose and a red and white striped bracelet around his wrist, an orange elbow guard, and his "ASCE" tattoo. He wore a red beaded necklace and an orange hat with two blue smileys, one frowning and one smiling, and a string of red beads sitting above the rim. Two long orange side straps hung down sides of his hat and met at a large medallion of a bull's skull with orange tassels.

Unfortunately, Ace lost his trademark hat, which he already had when he began his journey as a pirate, on Banaro Island as a result of his duel with Blackbeard. His knife was also apparently confiscated, as he no longer had it in his next appearance as a prisoner at Impel Down. The tattoo upon his back that he took so much pride in was later destroyed by the same blow that eventually led to his death. However, at his grave, Ace's hat and knife were placed at his tombstone—either they were retrieved, or they were duplicates in Ace's possession.[20]

During the ending credits in the second movie, Clockwork Island Adventure, previews of upcoming characters from the Baroque Works Saga were featured. Ace was also included amongst the many characters, but while his clothes were almost identical, he boasted a very different color scheme to the one he was given in his official appearance in the anime.

As a child, Ace is shown to have often worn t-shirts with two-kanji phrases on the front (such as "innocence" and "violence"). On some occasions they are linked to the scene in which they were worn, like "independence" when the three brothers built their own tree house to live in. He often wore knee-length shorts and a black elbow guard on his left arm. Ace was always seen wearing dark brown, flat, slipper-like shoes, and in the winter, he wore a green cardigan over his normal clothes.

Upon leaving Dawn Island at the age of 17, he wore an outfit identical to the one he wore when he first met Whitebeard; however, he was less muscular than he eventually grew to be and had rounder, more childlike facial features.

Gallery

Main Series

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Ace's former wanted poster.
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Ace's final wanted poster.
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Ace as an infant.
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Ace at age 10.[21]
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Ace at age 17.
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Ace while he was at Drum Island.
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Ace's first Marine disguise during Ace's Great Blackbeard Search.
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Ace's second Marine disguise during Ace's Great Blackbeard Search.
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Ace's outfit during the Marineford Arc.

Filler

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Ace from the credits of Clockwork Island Adventure.
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Ace's non-canon wanted poster.
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Ace's outfit during the Arabasta Arc filler episodes.

Video Games

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Ace's portrait in One Piece: Gigant Battle.
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Artwork of Ace from One Piece: Burning Blood.
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Artwork of Ace in his Strong World outfit from One Piece: Burning Blood.
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Ace with Pirate Coat in One Piece Thousand Storm.
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Ace's New Year outfit in One Piece Thousand Storm.
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Ace as a child in One Piece Thousand Storm.
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Ace's Will of Fire outfit in One Piece Thousand Storm.
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Ace's Spade Pirate outfit in One Piece Thousand Storm.
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Other

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Ace's possible appearances at ages 40 and 60 in two different timelines.
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Ace in One Piece episode A by Boichi.
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Ace's second outfit during Ace's Great Blackbeard Search in the Digitally Colored Manga.
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Ace's concept art from the anime.
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Ace in the Red-Hair of Class 3 omake.
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Ace's wax figurine built by Diego.
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Ace and Whitebeard in the A-ra-shi: Reborn video.
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Ace's attire from One Piece Log Collection "Ace".
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Ace on the cover of the disc One Piece Nippon Judan! 47 Cruise CD.
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References

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 154 and Episode 91, citizens of Drum talk to Dalton about Ace's arrival a week earlier.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 157 (p. 16) and Episode 94, Portgas D. Ace's name as well as occupation is revealed and recognized by Smoker.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 551 (p. 7) and Episode 460, Sengoku reveals that Ace was a captain of his own crew, the Spade Pirates.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 159 (p. 16) and Episode 95, Ace is identified by Billions in the manga and by one of Nanohana townspeople in the anime.
  5. One Piece Exhibition, Ace's bounty prior to his death is shown on his wanted poster.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 551 (p. 6) and Episode 460, Rouge names Ace "Gol D. Ace" just after his birth.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 159 (p. 7) and Episode 95, Luffy (aged 17 at the time) states that Ace is three years older than him.
  8. 8.0 8.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 48 (p. 26), Fan question: Tell us Flame Fist Ace's height and weight! Personally I think January 1 would be great for his birthday! What do you say?!
  9. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 79, Birthday Calendar.
  10. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary , Information about Ace is revealed.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 and Episode 461, Ace's past with the Spade Pirates and the Whitebeard Pirates is revealed.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 8) and Episode 505, Ace's full name is romanized on his gravestone.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 585 (p. 14) and Episode 497.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 550 (p. 16-19) and Episode 459, Sengoku reveals that Ace's mother is Portgas D. Rouge, and his father is Gold Roger.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 551 (p. 5) and Episode 460, Garp fully recalls Roger requesting him to adopt Ace.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 571 (p. 16-17) and Episode 480, Ace is freed by Luffy using Galdino's key.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 573 (p. 16-17) and Episode 482, Ace sacrifices his own life to protect and save his brother, Luffy.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 157 and Episode 92, Ace describes the tattoo on his back as his pride and joy.
  19. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces , The meaning of Ace's tattoo is revealed.
  20. One Piece Anime — Episode 91, In his first appearance, Ace wears a black version of his trademark orange smiley hat.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 582 (p. 19) and Episode 493, Ace is seen in a flashback of himself of 10 years ago.

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