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During the TimeskipEdit
He was held responsible as the mastermind of an event known as the "Rocky Port Incident". At some point, Law sent the hearts of one hundred pirates to the World Government, leading to him acquiring the status of Shichibukai.
After gaining the title, he went to Punk Hazard, where he formed a partnership with Caesar Clown. In exchange for allowing Law to stay on Punk Hazard, Law gave his heart to Caesar. While working with Caesar, he gave new legs to Brownbeard and many others who lost the ability to walk. When Kin'emon came to Punk Hazard to find his abducted son, Law confronted and dismembered the samurai.
Punk Hazard ArcEdit
After intercepting a distress call that Luffy answered, Smoker and his subordinates then went to Punk Hazard to find the Straw Hats. They arrived at the frozen side of the island in front of a large facility. Before entering the building, the Marines were then greeted by Law who asked what they were doing at his "vacation house". Smoker reminded Law that the island is off-limits. Replying in kind, Law then told Smoker that it went the same for him.
Smoker then played the message between the man on the island and Luffy. Smoker then told Law that he knew that Law and Luffy fought together on Sabaody and that Law rescued Luffy during the war. Law, however, insisted that he had nothing to do with the emergency call. Smoker then requested on inspecting the inside of the research facility, but Law would not allow Smoker inside. He stated that he was alone on the island and if he saw Luffy or any of the Straw Hat Pirates, he would dispose of them.
Sanji, Chopper, Franky, and Nami accompanied by the imprisoned guinea pig children suddenly came out through the door. Chopper saw and accused Law of kidnapping the children. The Straw Hats and the children ran back inside after seeing the Marines and Law insisted that he did not even know that they were there, and that this was all a surprise to him. As the Marines prepared to chase after them, Law stood in their way. He used his Devil Fruit power on the Marines' ship, lifted it out of the water, and turned it upside down. Law then told Smoker that he cannot let him leave the island. Smoker and Law then prepared to fight against each other.
Law was next seen apparently having severed Smoker's battleship in half and left one half fused to a mountain, while the other half remained on the ground, thereby depriving the Marines of any means of escape. He then turned around, saying that he cannot let the fleeing Straw Hats run away either and proceeded to swap their hearts around with Shambles. When the Marines told Law that his Shichibukai status would be revoked if they reported him to the government, Law did not seem fazed and simply used "Scan" to steal all of their Den Den Mushis and said that he was not going to let them say a word of what they had seen to the World Government or to Marine Headquarters. Smoker then attempted to attack him, but Law evaded his attack and struck back. Smoker seemed unaffected, but the Marines watching got sliced up instead. Tashigi then attempted to attack Law as well, but Law effortlessly sliced her and her sword in half. Tashigi told him that being sliced but not killed is a shame to a swordsman, but Law replied that weaklings do not choose their way to die.
Law then offered to slice Tashigi more as the G-5 Marines fired repeatedly at him in her defense, but they screamed in shock as he effortlessly switched their ordinance with the snow falling above them. He attacked Tashigi once more, but Smoker blocked him with his jitte, and the two of them engaged each other. As they clashed, Smoker demanded answers from Law, some regarding on who Law was working for, indicating hidden motives. Law managed to gain the upper hand by stealing Smoker's heart with his Mes attack. While Smoker kneeled in defeat, Law commented that he did not have to tell him anything. Luffy then arrived at the scene and was surprised to see Law.
Luffy quickly expressed his gratitude to Law for his help two years ago. Law merely stated that he was just acting on a whim and told Luffy that he would find something in the back of the research facility. He also told him that they both have something they want to get back. Law then went back into the building, while still carrying Smoker's heart, and spoke to Caesar. Caesar demanded an explanation for his actions, but Law replied that he was the one who should be complaining.
He later gave a heart to Caesar, which he thought belongs to Smoker. Caesar held the heart in his hand, while Law looked on silently with a displeased look in his eyes and a frown. Law then asked what happened to Straw Hat, and Caesar revealed that having taken Monet's warning about the Straw Hats' possible increase in strength seriously, he sent two powerful people after them: the Hitmen of the Snowy Mountain, the Yeti Cool Brothers. When Monet informed Caesar about Law's association with Luffy at Sabaody Archipelago and Marineford, Caesar pulled a pistol on Law and questioned him about his relationship to the notable pirate. Law denied having anything to do with the Straw Hats Pirates' presence on the island. Caesar then realized that Law would not betray him, as he would not make things more complicated for them, after becoming a Shichibukai and coming to Punk Hazard. As Caesar was about to leave, Law asked him why the kids would not run away. Caesar told him that he gave the kids the addicting drug NHC10, to which Law responded with disgust. He also pointed out that it reminded him of someone. After finishing talking to Caesar, Law head to the back door of the facility and cut down some of Caesar's troops along the way, remarking that he could go wherever he pleased.
While Luffy and Franky were fighting against the Yeti Cool Brothers, Law appeared and sliced Scotch in half. Scotch got back up and tried to attack Law with a knife. Law jumped up and put both hands on Scotch's chest. He emitted an electric current, using a move called Counter Shock, causing Scotch to fall over in a burning heap. Nami thanked Law, but promptly retracted it and asked for her body back. As Luffy broke Nami's chains with his teeth, Law told him that he wanted to talk to Luffy about something. Even though his coming to the island might have been accidental, there was an important key lying dormant on the island that could throw the world into pandemonium. He went on to say that there are only two ways to survive in the New World: either go under the safety umbrella of a Yonko or consistently challenge them. Law explained that he knew Luffy is not the serving kind, which Luffy agreed with. Law then asked Luffy to form an alliance with him, all for the purpose of bringing down an Yonko. When Luffy tried to comprehend how Law wanted to defeat a Yonko, Law explained that he wanted to think of a strategy and wait for the right chance. After asking Luffy again, Luffy responded that he wanted to know which Yonko they were going to defeat. Law stated that he planned to defeat Kaido, which relieved Luffy because he did not want to go against Shanks first. Therefore, he agreed to the alliance (much to Nami's protest), because he intended to defeat all four Yonko. Law advised Luffy not to underestimate the Yonko, as they once competed with Whitebeard for territory, and continued by saying that the chance of success is only 30%, but Luffy accepted anyway.
Returning with Luffy and the others to where the other Straw Hats (Chopper, Usopp and Robin) were staying, they too protested against an alliance, stating that Law was suspicious and could not be trusted. Declaring the alliance official, Luffy reaffirmed his belief that Law is a good guy and that if he does betray them, then he would have to contest with Luffy and his crewmates that have spent two years training. Law watched impatiently as they continued to argue about whether they can trust each other.
Afterwards, with the discussion on trust settled, he returned Franky and Chopper back into their original bodies, but was forced to leave Nami (much to Luffy, Chopper, and Usopp's amusement) in Sanji's body. Demanding her body back, Law simply stated that he cannot unless her body was nearby.
Quickly changing the subject to the children, he went on to advise that the Straw Hats should simply leave the children behind, as they would be too much of a burden to bear and Caesar had them addicted to a drug in order to control them. After Chopper stated that he knew that and pointed out that they have grown so big, Law explained that turning humans into giants is a World Government project that has been going on for hundreds of years. When Robin asked why they would do that, he guessed that it is an attempt to create powerful soldiers and that Caesar was continuing the research to beat the World Government and Vegapunk, even though it did not seem to be going very well. Law then asked them again if they really wanted to save the kids, since they did not even know them or where they were from. Chopper and Luffy both stated that they wanted to and Luffy said that Law had to help them if he wanted an alliance. Luffy then added that Sanji wanted to hang on to the samurai, shocking Law as he was the one who sliced him into pieces earlier. Usopp then told Law about how his and Luffy's ideas about an alliance were probably very different, and that Luffy could be very stubborn and selfish.
Law simply pointed out that their own wishes of helping the kids and Kin'emon were not part of the alliance, but quickly changed his mind and told them to do something about the samurai while he went to figure out what medicine the children were administered. Law asked for doctor of the Straw Hats as he would need to accompany him. Law was then mortified as Chopper (still paralyzed and injured due to Luffy and Franky's earlier actions) was tied to the top to his hat by Usopp.
Law instead opted to tying Chopper to his sword's sheath and informed the Straw Hats that Caesar wanted to get rid of them and the White Hunter, and that he would keep attacking until he succeeded as they have uncovered his hidden base of operations. After he explained to them that Caesar is a scientist for the World Government gone rogue and his dangerous abilities requiring Haki to counter, Luffy asked him if kidnapping Caesar was all they had to do. Law confirmed this, stating that the goal was not a ransom but instead "chaos". However as they had not achieved anything yet, he chose not to inform them of any more of his plan and to just focus on capturing Caesar. He assured them though, that he would explain his plan to them in detail, but once they get to that point he warned them that things would begin to move very fast and that they cannot go back. Law gave Luffy one last chance to change his mind, but Luffy still wanted to have the alliance and agreed to convince the rest of his crew of their intentions.
Law later used his Devil Fruit powers to warp himself and Chopper to the back side of the research facility to begin their part of the plan. They then discussed on how they could begin searching for the drugs. Law was then seen surprised when Luffy's group was launched into the middle of a battle between the G-5 Marines and Caesar's subordinates.
He then entered the facility with Chopper hidden in his bag. He approached Monet and asked her to come with him. Before leaving with Monet, Law left Chopper in the room. While walking in a hallway, Law suddenly collapsed to the ground bleeding from the mouth. A mysterious person approached and Law was alarmed to see him.
The mysterious man was revealed to be Vergo who then explained to Law that "they" decided to send Monet to infiltrate Caesar's organization as they did not trust him. After Vergo recognized Law's new status as a Shichibukai and told him about how he got to Punk Hazard, Law asked what he had done to receive this treatment from Vergo. He pointed out to Law that if he had done something, he would already be dead and that he cannot hide anything from adults. Law decided that he had to get rid of Vergo, who responded by knocking Law unconscious while telling Law to address him with more respect.
Law was later seen locked in a cage with seastone chains, along with Luffy, Robin, Franky, Smoker, and Tashigi. There, Law revealed Vergo as one of Joker's most trusted men, who became a Marine on Joker's orders. Luffy then asked Law about Joker, and Law explained that he is Donquixote Doflamingo, whom he was once a subordinate of.
While Caesar was giving his broadcast to the underworld brokers about his experiment with his chemical weapon of mass destruction, Law and the other captives were just sitting passively. Caesar then confronted Law about his treachery. He reminded Law that when he arrived, they made a promise: Caesar would let Law have Monet's heart if Law gave up his own heart. Caesar then gave the heart to Vergo, and if Law tried to do anything against Caesar, he could just squeeze Law's heart. Vergo then gave his heart a tiny squeeze, and Law was seen in massive pain. While Caesar mocked Law about the deal he forced him to make when he came to the island, Law just mocked him stating he should have been more cautious of Monet rather than him and called Caesar stupid which resulted in Caesar squeezing Law's heart and Law passing out from the agony.
When Smiley ate what appeared to be a giant piece of candy, it transformed into a giant cloud of poison. After explaining about the effects of the gas, Caesar sent Law, Smoker, Tashigi and Luffy's group outside of the facility to die as the poison cloud engulfed the island. Law then told Luffy that it was time for a counterattack.
Law then asked if there was anyone capable of producing fire. Franky affirmed that he could and was directed to launch his Franky Fireball at the segregated battleship down below. Setting the wood ablaze, the smoke then rose up to the cage allowing for them to discreetly take action. Law quickly revealed that he had replaced some of the seastone handcuffs with regular ones allowing for him to escape easily. Freeing Luffy and the others, Law then coerced Smoker and Tashigi into working together with the group after returning them to their own bodies. As Law was freeing Smoker, he told him not to touch Caesar until he recovered his heart from Vergo.
Before he could reveal his next step however, Law was immediately distracted by Luffy calling out from outside the cage with Robin. After Law yelled at him not to act independently, they then later moved into the laboratory thanks to Law's power. They opened the shutters, allowing everyone outside to escape the poison gas.
Once everyone was safe from the poison cloud, Law told Smoker and Tashigi not to get in his and Luffy's way. Nami quickly demanded that Law switch back her and Sanji's bodies. Law complied and switched them back. Law then told everyone present that they needed to find a door with "R Building 66" on it. He said that they all had two hours to escape. Luffy asked him what was going to happen and Law replied that he would do something to make the base unsafe. Everyone then departed with different objectives.
Law then made his way to the SAD manufacturing room inside the D Building with plans to make a mess in the New World. Once inside the manufacturing room, he stood in front of a giant SAD Tank with a grin on his face. Law was then confronted by Vergo. Law attempted to use his Devil Fruit ability to retrieve his heart, but Vergo stole it back from him and brutally beat him to the ground by using his heart to immobilize the Shichibukai. Law managed to hit Vergo with a Counter Shock, but the attack was ineffective. Law told Vergo that he was the one miscalculation in his plan. Vergo prepared to finish off Law, but Smoker then appeared and the two began to fight.
During the battle between Smoker and Vergo, the former was able to use his Devil Fruit abilities to secure Law's heart despite the latter's Haki. No longer at a serious disadvantage, Law prepared to cut down Vergo while calling out to Doflamingo who was revealed to have been monitoring the situation via a miniature Den Den Mushi. Law started taunting Doflamingo, saying that his overconfidence would be his undoing. Doflamingo, in turn, reminded his former subordinate of a beating Vergo had given him in the past and his inability to defend himself. Law then shocked his fellow Shichibukai by easily cutting down Vergo and the wake of his attack cut the laboratory and the surrounding mountains in two. Law then proceeded to slice Vergo into more pieces and attach them to a railing. Vergo then tried to warn Law about Doflamingo until Law cut his face in half. As Law and Smoker were leaving, Law informed Vergo that the SAD room would explode.
Law and Smoker later found a rail car in the corridor between Building D and R. They were soon reunited with the Straw Hats, the kidnapped children, and the G-5 Marines. When Luffy told Law that he sent Caesar flying, Law scolded him for not following the plan of capturing him and opted to capture Caesar himself.
Law and the others were still waiting for all the Straw Hats to come on board. Luffy said that they would not budge until every member of the Straw Hats arrived. They made it just in time and they all finally got in the rail car. After it was revealed that Smoker got his heart back, he asked Law what made Caesar think that he had his heart. Law then revealed that he never gave Smoker's heart to Caesar in the first place and he gave Monet's heart instead. The trolley soon reached the exit.
Once outside, they found Buffalo and Baby 5 after they were just fighting Franky in his General Franky. Realizing their sudden disadvantage, Buffalo and Baby 5 grabbed Caesar and started to make a hasty retreat. As they fled through the sky, Law prepared to stop them himself, but Usopp and Nami insisted that they handle the escaping pair themselves. Nami created an enormous thundercloud above the pair which shocked them with a lighting strike. The attack knocked out Baby 5 as she, Buffalo, and Caesar fell out of the sky. Usopp quickly took Buffalo out by firing multiple projectiles at him. Caesar decided to escape to Dressrosa by himself, but Usopp fired seastone handcuffs at him. The cuffs caught Caesar around the neck and negated his Devil Fruit powers. As the three fell into the ocean, Law declared the first step of his plan complete.
After the battles were finally over, Law started treating the kids. He used his power to dismember the children and systematically removed the NHC10 out of their bodies. Upon finishing the treatment, a worried Chopper showed up, and called him a murderer and asked him what he did to the kids. After he told Chopper to leave him alone, he gave Chopper a graphic answer, which shocked him. When everyone started celebrating, Law told Luffy that they must not waste time anymore. However, Luffy encouraged everyone to party more, which shocked Law. He soon joined the party though and had a cup of soup together with Smoker. When Smoker suggested that Law was probably using Luffy for something, Law responded that he was not sure who was using who.
Later, after Doflamingo stumbled upon the raft with Buffalo and Baby 5's severed heads, Law contacted Doflamingo via a Den Den Mushi. Law told Doflamingo that without Caesar and his SMILE trade, Kaido would execute Doflamingo. In order to get Caesar back, Law told Doflamingo that he would have to resign from his position as a Shichibukai by the time the next newspaper came out and hung up.
After leaving the island, Law found himself in the company of the Straw Hats along with Kin'emon and his son. As they began sailing down a 'Sea Slope' he told them that these are common to find, which put Usopp into disbelief. As the rest learned of their next destination being Dressrosa, he said their strategy was in motion. Luffy informed them of their alliance with the Shichibukai to take down Kaido, with mixed reactions from the crew. Sanji warned Law that his idea of an alliance would be different from what Luffy intended. Law explained to everyone how the powerful pirates rule certain territories with large crews and organizations. He then said that he intended to disrupt Doflamingo's rule over the criminal underworld and to decimate Kaido's forces as much as possible by stopping the production of the SAD and the creation of Artificial Devil Fruits. Law revealed that Kaido has about 500 synthetic fruit users in his disposal, but that number would not be growing any time soon due to the capture of Caesar.
When Chopper acknowledged Caesar Clown's achievements in creating the artificial devil fruits, Law told them it was Vegapunk who discovered it. Law then told the crew that their next step was to destroy the factory producing the SMILEs in Dressrosa and urged them all not to let their guards down.
Caesar Retrieval ArcEdit
Law had drifted off to sleep, when Breed's attack on the Thousand Sunny woke him up. He witnessed Breed's forces invade the ship, and helped to fight against them. Upon Breed's arrival, Law listened as he told everybody who he was and why he was there. When Law realized that one of Breed's pets had kidnapped Caesar Clown, Law screamed out in shock.
After Breed's departure, Law and everyone else on board held on to the ship as it jumped into the air due to the size of Breed's ship. After the Thousand Sunny had finally stopped jumping, Law, Luffy, and Chopper jumped into the Shark Submerge, and followed the invaders back to Breed's ship, where Law expressed his fear that Breed might be working for Doflamingo. While in the Shark Submerge, Law, Chopper, and Luffy discussed the situation, and Law stated that the creatures in the water were Sea Lapahns, which were native to the North Blue.
As they entered the enemy ship, Law scolded Luffy for being too loud, since they did not want the enemy to know that they were there. The three walked into a dome-like room, and encountered more of Breed's pets. They fought off the pets, which caused them to snap out of Breed's control. One of the animals, a Kung-Fu Dugong from Alabasta, explained the situation via Chopper's interpretation, telling them how Breed had kidnapped them in order to do his bidding.
Suddenly, Breed entered the room, and ordered the animals to attack the three. Breed then threw one of his control collars at them and while Luffy and Law were able to dodge it, Chopper was unable to do so. Breed took Chopper under his control and ordered him to defeat Luffy and Law, which caused Chopper to eat a Rumble Ball, go into his Monster Point form and attack his friends against his will. Law then attempted to use his ROOM ability to stop Chopper's rampage, but Luffy jumped onto him and prevented him from hurting his crewmate. Breed, taking advantage of their distraction, managed to put collars on both Luffy and Law, which caused Law to scream out in shock. Law and Luffy then looked on in anger as Breed boasted about his success.
Shortly after, Law and Luffy were imprisoned in a Seastone cell. After Luffy declared that pirates do not follow orders, Breed brought Luffy and Law to a circus-like chamber, where he ordered them to fight each other to the death (without using Devil Fruits). They battled for several minutes until the Kung-Fu Dugong was able to stop the fight. After the dugong made his own speech to Breed, Breed ordered him to kill Luffy and Law himself. Luffy and Law did nothing as the dugong attacked them, and the struggle concluded when the dugong forced the two through the wall and into the sea.
However, it is later revealed Law used his powers to save himself and Luffy, bringing them to the lobby chamber of Breed's ship, where they were just in time to stop Caesar from getting away. When they returned to Breed's circus chamber, Law revealed to have seen through the weakness of Breed's powers: Law knew that Breed's orders would not work if they could not hear him, so Law put earplugs in his ears and, during the forced fight between him and Luffy, Law was not actually possessed. Soon after, Breed revealed the true extent of his Devil Fruit powers, but was shortly defeated by Luffy and the dugong. Law and the Straw Hats returned to the Sunny, where the dugong and his Sea Animal Pirates said their farewells.
Concludes non-canon section.
When the morning newspaper came, everyone read it and Law was pleased that the paper stated that Doflamingo resigned from the Shichibukai. They also saw that the paper revealed the alliance between Law and Luffy and showed that Kid, Hawkins, and Apoo had formed an alliance as well. Law was unconcerned with the other pirate alliance and remained focused on the next objective.
Law then contacted Doflamingo to inform him that he would return Caesar as promised. He allowed Caesar to speak so Doflamingo could confirm his safety. He then told Doflamingo to pick up Caesar at Green Bit, an island north of Dressrosa.
After hanging up, Law and the Straw Hats started plotting on how to destroy the SMILE factory on Dressrosa. Sanji was concerned about how many men Doflamingo would bring, but Law said that was not an issue. Law further stated that Caesar's return was just a ploy to create an opportunity to locate and eliminate the factory. Law was worried because acquiring the information on the factory was rather difficult. Luffy became excited and Law was shocked at how carefree he was.
While having a meal with the crew, Law and Kin'emon talked about a place called Zou. Law revealed that his crew went there. Law 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 from Doflamingo's men, Luffy declared that they should save him too. Law told Luffy not to get distracted. The Thousand Sunny later approached Dressrosa.
After disembarking, Law gave Nami a Vivre Card that points to Zou. He instructed her to use it in case anything happens. The group split into three teams and Law is part of the team that would deliver Caesar to Green Bit. Much to his annoyance, he saw that Luffy's group had already gone ahead into Dressrosa.
Law's group stopped by at a northeastern cafe near the bridge wearing disguises like Luffy's group. There, they got information on the passage to Green Bit, learning that the bridge is surrounded by fighting fish that can even destroy iron. The man they were talking to warned them that no one who crossed the bridge to Green Bit has returned. Usopp freaked out and suggested to deliver Caesar somewhere else, but Law remained firm in his decision. The one thing that worried Law was that the country seemed too peaceful even after Doflamingo resigned as king and commented that things were not going as he expected. They then spotted CP-0 walking by and Law wondered what they were doing in Dressrosa. Robin told Usopp that they are the highest intelligence agency and that nothing good happens when they appear, to which Law agreed.
As Law's group crossed the bridge, they were attacked by the fighting fishes. Law allowed Caesar to be released from his handcuffs so he could help fight off the fishes. He also revealed that he had Caesar's heart as insurance. Since the use of his devil fruit powers deplete his strength the more he uses it, Law tasked Usopp, Robin, and Caesar with defending the bridge, wanting to save all of his strength should he confront Doflamingo. Despite the group's efforts, the bridge was destroyed. A fighting fish attacked them from the front, but it was then caught by some unknown people. The group then used Caesar to fly to the other side. After reaching Green Bit, they discovered a Marine Ship on the island, indicating that there were Marines present.
While Usopp and Robin scout the island, Law and Caesar proceeded to the exchange site at the southern beach. Two minutes before the exchange time, Law was suddenly contacted by Sanji. To Law's surprise, Doflamingo never quit the Shichibukai. Sanji warned Law to get out of Green Bit as Doflamingo and Admiral Fujitora closed in. However, Law noted that it was already too late.
Betrayed, Defeated, and CapturedEdit
Robin created a copy of her upper body above ground and told Law that she and Usopp were trapped underground but were still fine. Right after Robin urged Law to get off the island, Fujitora and Doflamingo arrived at the exchange site. Law told Doflamingo that he was made aware of his deception and was surprised that he was able to use the powers of the World Government. After saying that only the World Nobles can trick the whole world, Law suddenly remembered Vergo telling him about not knowing about Doflamingo's past. Doflamingo just said that it was way more complicated and that he really wanted to kill Law.
Since the deal was off, Law refused to release Caesar. Fujitora then turned his attention to Law and stated that Law would be forgiven if the Straw Hats were his subordinates. After Law declared that he and Luffy are indeed in an alliance, Fujitora took away Law's title and used his gravity ability to bring down a meteor. Before the meteor impacted, Law, Fujitora, and Doflamingo used their abilities to reduce the meteor to pieces. After emerging unscathed, Law, Fujitora, and Doflamingo faced each other in a three-way confrontation.
As the battle went on, Law was having a hard time holding his own against Fujitora's attacks. He tried to contact Nami but received no answer. When he eventually managed to contact Nami, Chopper, and Brook, he ignored their pleas for help and ordered them to bring the Thousand Sunny to Green Bit. In the meantime, Law was directly confronted by Doflamingo, who demanded that he return Caesar's heart, informed him that Luffy had fallen for a trap at the Corrida Colosseum, and told him to surrender.
Law was then defeated in his battle against Doflamingo and Issho. As he lied injured on the ground, Doflamingo explained to him about the history of the Donquixote Family, such as them being one of the Twenty Kingdoms that founded the World Government. He went on to explain that he was once a World Noble.
As Caesar ran towards Doflamingo, begging him to return his heart, Law stated that he never said that the heart belonged to Caesar. Doflamingo then realized that the heart belonged to a Marine instead. While Issho was distracted, Law used ROOM to escape. He then grabbed Caesar and made a run for it. He fled towards the bridge, planning on handing Caesar to Nami's group as soon as they arrived to Green Bit and then holding back Doflamingo long enough for them to escape. When Doflamingo saw the Thousand Sunny, he saw through Law's plan and decided to attack the ship instead. Before Doflamingo could reach the ship, Sanji intercepted him.
Despite Sanji's best efforts to fend off Doflamingo, he was soon immobilized by Doflamingo's strings. When Doflamingo was about to deal a lethal blow to Sanji, Law intervened by using Shambles and teleported Sanji, Caesar, and himself to the Thousand Sunny. Law asked Sanji about the status of the operation in Dressrosa only to learn that Zoro's group needed more time. Law revealed that he had Caesar's heart inside of him and Law's heart was hidden in the Thousand Sunny. After giving Caesar back his heart, Law instructed Nami's group to head for Zou. Nami's group was reluctant to leave behind the other Straw Hats, but they complied when they were assaulted by a flying Marine battleship, led by Fujitora, and another one of Doflamingo's hand whips. Sanji noticed that Law was so fixated on Doflamingo when the plan's true objective was supposed to be defeating Kaido. After blocking an attack from Doflamingo, Law informed the Straw Hats about Doflamingo's Devil Fruit powers and instructed them to go to a place without clouds. Law then took Giolla hostage, giving Nami's group enough time to escape using Coup de Burst.
Once the Straw Hats escaped with Caesar Clown and the Marines head for Dressrosa, Law and Doflamingo have a face off at the iron bridge. Law then told his former leader that he is ending his alliance with the Straw Hats, because once they stop the production of SMILE, Kaido will target Doflamingo. Law also revealed that his goal was to make Doflamingo pay for what he did 13 years ago, even if it will cost him his life.
After releasing Giolla, Law stated that he was not fighting Doflamingo for revenge but for the will of someone else. Law and Doflamingo then clashed, destroying the iron bridge in the process.
As they clash, Law used Mes and nicked Doflamingo's cheek as he maneuvered out of the way. He retaliated with a powerful kick, launching Law into the air. Doflamingo used his string ability, pelting Law with tiny bullets. Doflamingo taunted Law, offering him advice to flee into Dressrosa for cover.
Diamante suddenly contacted Doflamingo via Den Den Mushi and informed him about Violet's betrayal. Doflamingo then ordered him to send Lao G to guard the SMILE factory. Doflamingo began questioning Law's plan, stating that he overestimated the amount of time he'd be able to distract him from their mission. He asked why he was putting so much trust in them even though he was using them. Law responded that he believed that "D" will bring forth another storm.
The battle raged across Dressrosa and ended in front of the Corrida Colosseum with Law ultimately defeated by Doflamingo. Infuriated at his defiance, Doflamingo fired off three shots into Law from a flintlock. Before Law fell unconscious, he thinks of an individual named Cora.
After blaming the lies about leaving Dressrosa's throne on Law, Zoro and Kin'emon rushed to save Law. Zoro was intercepted by Issho and Doflamingo kicked Kin'emon away when he was about to grab Law. Doflamingo then picked Law from the ground and headed for the palace alongside Issho, stating that it was his responsibility to "educate" Law. Luffy, who sensed Law was still alive, declared his intention to go after Doflamingo and save his ally.
After Law regained consciousness, Doflamingo interrogated him about the Straw Hats' connection with the dwarves from Green Bit and them targeting Sugar. Baby 5 slapped Law and demanded that he answered Doflamingo. Law scared her away by giving her a glare. He then reminded Doflamingo that he had ended his alliance with the Straw Hats and knew nothing about their intentions.
Luffy and Viola then rushed into the room to free Law. Law told Luffy that their alliance was over, but Luffy ignored him. The rescue was interrupted by Pica's sudden appearance and the revelation that Doflamingo was still alive. Law was horrified when Doflamingo decided to implement a plan known as the "Birdcage".
After a brief battle between Luffy and Doflamingo, Pica threw Law, Luffy, Kyros, Viola, and Riku Doldo III out of the palace. Law watched in terror as Doflamingo trapped Dressrosa in his "Birdcage" and stated that Doflamingo intended to kill everyone on Dressrosa before the truth gets out.
Race to a RematchEdit
Pica relocated the royal palace to the top of the Flower Hill and Doflamingo forced everyone into a survival game and put a price on the heads of twelve people. Law and the Straw Hats were included in Doflamingo's hit list. When Luffy declared that he will defeat Doflamingo and end his game, Law objected at first, saying that if they kill Doflamingo, Kaido's rage for losing the SMILE factory will be directed towards the Straw Hat and Heart Pirates alliance instead. Luffy told Law that with the country in chaos, they have to stop Doflamingo themselves. Luffy then grabbed Law and Zoro and pursued Doflamingo.
Luffy jumped down from the King's Plateau and they landed in the middle of a crowd of enemies, making Law annoyed with Luffy's antics even further. After a brief scuffle with Senor Pink, Machvise, and Dellinger, Law and his group were attacked by the Dressrosa citizens. Issho soon arrived to confront them and Pica later joined the fray as a massive stone giant.
When Luffy made Pica angry by laughing at his high-pitch voice, the elite officer 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 briefly tried to vent his rage over losing his popularity at Law. After Cavendish returned Law's hat, 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 Ucy joined the group, they marched towards the royal palace and began to battle against Pica.
When Pica attacked, Chinjao and Elizabello II shattered his hand, enabling the group to move forward. Pica then attacked with his other arm, causing some of the allies to fall back. However, Law, Luffy, Zoro, Abdullah, Jeet, and Ucy managed to jump on and climbed up Pica's arm. After Luffy destroyed Pica's stone head and Zoro intercepted the real Pica on the stone arm, Law revealed to Luffy that the plan to defeat Kaido was a trick to get revenge on Doflamingo for killing Corazon, a former top executive of the Donquixote Family, Doflamingo's brother, and Law's benefactor.
Law, Luffy, Ucy, Abdullah, and Jeet eventually reached the first level of the new King's Plateau. While they charged through Doflamingo's troops, 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, Law and Luffy were shocked to see Abdullah and Jeet fell off. After leaving those two behind, Law and Luffy were contacted by Robin through Den Den Mushi. Robin informed them that she will meet them at the fourth level. Law, Luffy, and Ucy later reached a dead end. While Ucy 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 then approached Law and Luffy and allowed them to ride on his horse. During the fray, they were joined by Kyros. When the other colosseum fighters banded together, they created an opening for them to go through.
While Farul charged towards the third level, Law, Luffy, Cavendish, and Kyros 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 toys bit Farul on the head, gravely injuring the horse. Law's group prepared to battle the toys when 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 Law's group to continue towards the fourth level, where Rebecca would be waiting with the keys to Law's cuffs.
Bartolomeo used his ability to create a stairway to the fourth level. Kyros went ahead, but Luffy and Law soon caught up. Once they reached the sunflower field, Rebecca quickly gave them the keys to Law's handcuffs. After removing the handcuffs, Law disposed of the giant toys that came after them. Kyros then told Law and Luffy to go ahead while he fights Diamante.
Diamante tried to stop Law and Luffy as they were going to the palace, but Law teleported himself and Luffy to the palace pool garden. They were then approached by Sugar. Apparently unaware of Sugar's ability, Law did not take any caution. Just as she got close to the two, Usopp sniped at her from the old King's Plateau and made her lose consciousness, saving both Law and Luffy. With Sugar out of the way, Law and Luffy finally reached Doflamingo.
The Second ConfrontationEdit
When Luffy was enraged after seeing how Doflamingo treated Bellamy like trash, Law warned him not to let his emotions get the better of him. Doflamingo then created another string clone to fight Law while controlling Bellamy to fight Luffy. Luffy then unexpectedly aimed an attack at Law. Law quickly activated ROOM and used Shambles to switch places with Doflamingo, allowing Luffy to strike the Shichibukai with Red Hawk. While sitting on Doflamingo's chair, Law sliced Trebol who was standing behind the throne the whole time, into lateral slices with Radio Knife.
After telling Trebol that his Radio Knife prevents him from reattaching, Law prepared to attack the Beta Beta no Mi user with Injection Shot. Doflamingo, having recovered from Luffy's attack, intercepted Law and incapacitated him with Fulbright. After Luffy was knocked down, Law listened to Doflamingo as he explained how his family lost their status as World Nobles.
Law then questioned Doflamingo about how he had authority to control CP-0. Doflamingo revealed that he had knowledge of a secret National Treasure. Since the World Nobles could not kill him, they became cooperative. Doflamingo then explained that Law's Ope Ope no Mi had the power to make someone immortal at the cost of the user's own life. As he and Doflamingo clashed, Doflamingo revealed that he never intended for Law to have the fruit in the first place. Law declared that he would use the fruit's power to destroy Doflamingo and his crew.
As the battle intensified, Law revealed that he also has the letter "D" in his name, much to Doflamingo's shock. Doflamingo continued his attack while dismissing the saying of "D" being God's natural enemy as superstition. Law eventually found an opening and injured Doflamingo with Injection Shot.
Law continued to send a barrage of attacks at Doflamingo and attempted to use "Mes" on him. However, Doflamingo grabbed Law's arm and stopped him, using the opportunity to taunt Law. Doflamingo then used his string powers to create a saw on his leg and used it to sever Law's right arm. As Law lied on the ground in pain, Doflamingo prepared to kill Law, saying that a lead bullet is the most fitting end for him. Before Doflamingo could fire however, Luffy distracted Doflamingo by destroying the string clone by punching it through the ceiling onto the level where Doflamingo and Law were.
Ultimately, Law was overwhelmed by Doflamingo and Trebol. Doflamingo offered Law one last chance to Law to use the Ope Ope no Mi to grant him eternal life, in exchange for granting him any wish. Law responded that he will do the surgery, but only in exchange for Doflamingo bringing Corazon back to life and apologizing to everyone in Dressrosa. He raised his middle finger at Doflamingo and boasted that the Straw Hats have performed miracles before and that Doflamingo will never defeat them. In anger, Doflamingo shot him in the chest, before firing several more shots. Doflamingo angrily asked what Law was implying with all of his references to Corazon in his tattoos and his crew name. Doflamingo expressed annoyance that Law never occupied the heart seat in his crew and claimed that the legacy of Corazon would die with Law. After Luffy defeated Bellamy, Doflamingo said that Luffy was in for a surprise when he sees Law's corpse. Luffy reached the roof once more, then began to fight Doflamingo. As their fight went on, Luffy stumbled upon Law's body. Doflamingo claimed that Law was dead, but Luffy refused to believe him. Unbeknownst to Doflamingo, Law switched places with a grunt before Doflamingo fired lethal shots at him and then switched back right after Luffy arrived.
Doflamingo decided to end the game by shrinking the Birdcage, which will destroy everything on Dressrosa in one hour. When Luffy charged at Doflamingo, Law suddenly switched places with Luffy, much to Doflamingo's shock. Law attacked with Gamma Knife, damaging Doflamingo's internal organs. Doflamingo then grabbed onto Law's face but was quickly kicked away by Luffy's Jet Stamp. Law then placed a Room around himself and Doflamingo. As Doflamingo lied injured on the floor, Law condemned him for murdering Corazon. When Doflamingo insulted his brother, Law attacked with Counter Shock. After Law collapsed from exhaustion, Doflamingo stood back up, revealing that he can use his string powers to fix his internal injuries. He then attempted to stomp on Law's head, but Luffy quickly intervened. Law was distraught that he had to be saved by Luffy after his last-ditch attack on Doflamingo failed.
After Trebol bound Luffy to his sticky substance, Trebol proceed to bound Law to the floor as well. Law then mocked Trebol's loyalty to Doflamingo, angering him. Trebol prepared to kill Law, confident that he could not fight back. However, Law activated his Room and levitated his severed arm, which he used to slice and wound Trebol. Infuriated, Trebol then caused a suicidal explosion in close proximity to Law.
However, Luffy carried Law out of harm's way. Luffy then threw Law down to Robin's group on the Flower Field so that Law's wounds could be treated. Not willing to let Law get away, Doflamingo shot at Robin's group using Tamaito, but his bullet was deflected by Cavendish. Robin's group then gathered around Law, with Leo preparing to stitch him up before Mansherry uses Watering Can. Cavendish prepared to move Law off the Flower Field, but Law refused to leave, stating that he wanted to stay and watch Luffy's battle against Doflamingo to the end and die along with him if need be. Cavendish reluctantly agreed and decided to remain with Law and protect him.
After Leo reattached Law's arm, Law lied on the ground with Cavendish sitting next to him. Cavendish commented that Law and Luffy will be at the center of the upcoming storm, a statement that Law had no objection to.
After Luffy activated his Gear Fourth technique and started gaining the upper hand against Doflamingo, Law noted that Luffy's usage of Haki was excessive.
When Luffy struck Doflamingo with Gomu Gomu no Leo Bazooka and sent him flying into the New King's Plateau, Cavendish commented that no one could survive an attack like that. However, Law told Cavendish to look up, pointing out that the Birdcage was still active. He then saw Jesus Burgess jumped down from the palace all the way into the city.
Later, he used Room to teleport down to Luffy and Gatz' location and protected Luffy in place of Gatz while Luffy recharged his Haki. After Luffy's Haki was recharged, Law used his powers to switch Luffy and Viola's locations, freeing Viola from Doflamingo's strings.
Law then teleported Rebecca away before Doflamingo could injure her with his attacks. After Luffy struck a decisive, devastating blow against Doflamingo in midair, Law reminisced about what Corazon told him about the Will of D.
As Luffy fell after exhausting his strength, Law saved him by instantly teleporting him to the ground.
After Doflamingo's DefeatEdit
Three days after Doflamingo's defeat, Law and the Straw Hats continued with their recovery. Bartolomeo then entered the house and informed them that the Marines were mobilized to pursue the pirates. As they prepared to leave, Bellamy asked Law why he spared him. Law answered that the reason was because Luffy considered him a friend. They fled when the Marines were about to storm Kyros' house.
During the chase, however, Law broke off from the group without them knowing. Near the eastern port, Law had a private conversation with Sengoku concerning Rosinante. After discussion how much Rosinante meant to each of them, Law revealed himself to be a "D" and asked Sengoku about it. Sengoku was surprised at the revelation but did not answer Law's question. Sengoku then told Law to live his life as Rosinante wanted. Their conversation ended when Fujitora used his gravity ability to lift all the rubble in Dressrosa in preparation to attack Luffy's allies. Law arrived at the eastern port right before Luffy came and attacked Issho.
During the clash, Issho used his gravity ability to blow away Luffy, who was then caught by Hajrudin. They quickly fled across a bridge leading to a gigantic ship in the distance. Issho prepared to drop the rubble on them but was obstructed by the Dressrosa citizens who were pretending to chase after the pirates. They eventually reached Orlumbus' flagship, the Yonta Maria.
After the allies forged an alliance and formed the Straw Hat Grand Fleet, the Straw Hats and company held a feast to celebrate their victory over Doflamingo.
Bellamy and the allies later received a piece of Luffy's vivre card and parted ways. Law, the samurais, and the Straw Hats were later brought to the Barto Club's ship. Law asked Bartolomeo to head for Zou. As the Straw Hats were shown their new wanted posters, Bartolomeo informed Law that his bounty raised to 500,000,000. However, Law was not concerned with his new bounty.
Silver Mine ArcEdit
As the Straw Hats and Barto Club slept during the night, Luffy and Bartolomeo were suddenly kidnapped by the Silver Pirate Alliance. The two crews confronted the enemy alliance, but became trapped by their Adhesive Shells.
The next day, the Going Luffy-senpai arrived at Silver Mine, and Law transported Kin'emon into the underground where Luffy and Bartolomeo where. Later, as the Silver Pirate Alliance besieged their ship, Law wondered where Luffy was.
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During a hail storm, Law was displeased to learn that the Barto Club had no navigator, had no experience with sailing, and usually called a granny who gave them useless advice. As a result, Law, the samurai, and the Straw Hats needed to protect the ship. After a week of traversing through the dangers of the New World, the ship arrived at Zou. Upon seeing the island, which is on the back of a giant elephant, Law informed the group of a race known as the Mink Tribe.
After finding the Thousand Sunny, the Barto Club bid Luffy's group farewell. Proceeding to search for Sanji's group, they climbed the giant elephant's left hind leg with a dragon that Kanjuro conjured. After the samurai explained that they were also searching for their ninja comrade, Raizo, the group saw something dropping towards them.
The thing that was falling towards them happened to be a monkey. The monkey hit Kin'emon and Kanjuro, causing them to fall off the dragon. Despite being separated from the group, the samurai assured the Straw Hats that they were alright and would catch up eventually. The rest of the group considered turning back for them, but after they saw the dragon struggling to climb, they decided to continue towards the top. Once they reached the top, the dragon turned back into a drawing while Zoro and Law remained unconcerned about it. They later entered a village and Luffy ran ahead of the group. While exploring the village, they saw signs of a recent attack before encountering two people from the Mink Tribe.
The two minkmen had to leave in a hurry to deal with an intruder at the Whale Forest. Before leaving, the dog mink woman, Wanda, told Law's group where to find a "corpse" of their comrade. Law's group thought that Wanda was saying the other Straw Hat members died, but they did not believe it to be true and they continued exploring the island. When asked about it, Law confirmed that Bepo is also one of the minks. While exploring the Mink Tribe's civilization, they found it deserted and more signs of a recent battle. Law considered the possibility that there may have been a falling out between the minks.
During their exploration at Claw City, the group experienced an eruption rain and they fled to higher ground. Once the rain passed, they surmised that it is a daily occurrence based on how the city is built. Right after Usopp spotted Luffy with Carrot and Wanda, Law teleported the group close to their location. Wanda then led them into Right Belly Fortress, where they reunited with Nami and Chopper.
While the Straw Hats were getting acquainted with the Mink Tribe, Law found his crew by following Bepo's vivre card. After he reunited with them, his crew invited him into the forest, saying they had a lot to talk about.
When the Straw Hats returned to the Whale Forest, Law introduced his crew to Luffy. Law was then shocked to hear that Sanji went to Big Mom. Luffy said that he will bring Sanji back and told Law not to fight Kaido until he returns. Law then explained that Kaido may be pursuing them as they speak. After the minks were touched by Law's concern, his crew and the Straw Hats partied with Nekomamushi and his subjects.
The next morning, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi took Law, the Straw Hats, and the samurais to see Raizo. Like most of the male Straw Hats, Law fantasized about Raizo as a stereotypical ninja. They met Raizo inside a secret room in the whale-shaped tree, and Law asked him to perform clone jutsu. Raizo initially refused, but the Straw Hats coerced him into it, and Law was stunned when Raizo performed clone jutsu.
When Robin deciphered the red poneglyph hidden in the Whale Tree, Inuarashi then explained to Law and the Straw Hats about the four Road Poneglyphs and how they can lead to Laugh Tale. Law was shocked When Nekomamushi revealed that Kaido and Big Mom each possessed one Road Poneglyph. Law and the Straw Hats were then surprised when Nekomamushi revealed that Momonosuke's ancestors created the poneglyhs. However, the samurais explained that Momonosuke never inherited the knowledge of the poneglyphs due to the execution of Lord Oden at the hands of Kaido and the shogun of Wano. They also learned that Oden was part of Roger's crew and had been on Laugh Tale with him as well as the Beasts Pirates' objective in obtaining the secret that Oden knew. After Luffy agreed to form an alliance with the samurais and the Mink Tribe, Law was surprised that Luffy did not ask for his opinion and was shocked by his definition of alliance.
They later left the secret room and continued with their discussion of defeating Kaido. The alliance decided to split up and meet at Wano Country. Law decided to travel with the samurais to Wano Country in his submarine. Right after they left the Whale Tree, they felt Zou shaking and heard Zunisha crying. Zou's shaking was because of Jack returning and assaulting the giant elephant, Zunisha. On Momonosuke's command, Zunisha retaliated and sank Jack's fleet. With the threat of Jack ended, everyone became calm again.
As the Sanji retrieval team departed from Zou, everyone, except for the Straw Hat members left behind, was shocked when Luffy jumped off Zunisha with his party.
One Piece: StampedeEdit
Law and his crew attended the Pirates Expo on Delta Island. Prior to the start of the Expo's main event, Law realized that there was suspicious activity going on behind the scenes and was attacked by the legendary pirate Douglas Bullet, resulting in injury. Law managed to get his crew off Delta Island before transporting himself onto the Thousand Sunny as the Straw Hats were racing to find Gol D. Roger's treasure. Law told the Straw Hats about the suspicious activity, and Sanji, Robin, and Brook accompanied him back to Delta Island on the Shark Submerge III.
The four of them infiltrated the underground lair of the Pirates Expo's host Buena Festa, where they overheard Festa conspiring with the Marines to send a Buster Call on Delta Island. While in the lair, they ran into Smoker, and Law, Robin, and Brook ran off as Sanji battled the vice admiral. Soon afterward, they were greeted by Crocodile, who approached Law with a plan for defeating Bullet.
After forming the plan, Law went back above ground, where Bullet had created a giant colossus and was trying to kill every pirate and Marine in front of him. Law approached Smoker, Sabo, and Boa Hancock as Bullet sent Luffy flying toward them, and Law told the four of them his and Crocodile's plan to take down Bullet's colossus. Hancock and Crocodile proceeded to hit Bullet's colossus with powerful attacks, allowing Law to cut through the Haki protecting its shoulder. Smoker and Sabo then attacked the cut, successfully severing the colossus' arm. Luffy then overwhelmed the colossus with a powerful attack, and Law and the rest of the group successfully brought it down with successive attacks of their own. Law then watched as Luffy defeated Bullet.
In the aftermath, the pirates all departed from Delta Island, and were able to pass through the Buster Call fleet with the help of Sabo shielding them with a fire wall.
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Wano Country ArcEdit
On the way to Bakura Town, Bepo ate a fish from the polluted river and got sick, causing some delay to Law's group. Shachi then informed Law that Basil Hawkins was approaching the town and there was a fire.
After Hawkins entered Bakura Town, Law confronted him while wearing a mask to disguise himself, claiming to be after Hawkins' life. Law then activated his "Room" and attacked Hawkins, who used his own power to avoid a hit. However, Law's transferred attack did not kill Hawkins' subordinate, and allowed Hawkins to uncover his attacker's identity. Hawkins then removed Law's mask, but not before Law took out all of Hawkins' subordinates around them. Law then blocked Hawkins' attack with his sword and told Hawkins he only wanted to scare him off. Their conversation was abruptly interrupted when Zoro and Kikunojo arrived on the stolen food cart, heading toward Okobore Town.
After reuniting with Luffy and scolding the two Straw Hats for their reckless behavior, Law instructed them to come with him to the ruins of Oden's castle and discuss their plans with the "Ghosts of the Wano Country". After parting ways with Tama, Law rode on Komachiyo along with Luffy, Zoro, and Kikunojo as they traveled to Oden's castle. There, Law showed Luffy the graves of the Kozuki Family, which shocked Luffy. They then met up with Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and the group that sailed to Wano with Luffy before going inside the castle to talk.
Law was then seen sitting outside as Kin'emon told Luffy's group about Wano's past. When Kaido arrived at the Kuri Region, Law was alarmed and he alerted Luffy and his group to Kaido's presence. When Kin'emon asked why Kaido came to Kuri so suddenly, Law regretfully explained that Luffy, Zoro, and himself were already exposed. However, he noted that this should not affect the plan too much, as Kaido had his sights set solely on him and Luffy for taking down Caesar Clown and Doflamingo's SMILE operations. After Luffy rushed off to Okobore Town to face Kaido, Law chased after him alone and told the rest at Oden Castle to remain unseen. Law caught up to Luffy as the latter kept running toward Okobore Town and reprimanded him for trying to help the citizens before Kaido destroyed Oden Castle with a fire breath.
After Luffy sent Kaido crashing into the ground with a Gear Third punch, Law tried to tell Luffy to flee, but the latter instead chose to attempt to defeat Kaido. After Luffy was overwhelmed, Law was about to retrieve him, but Hawkins pierced Law with a seastone nail, forcing Law to escape without Luffy.
He later went to Sanji in the Flower Capital. As two of the Beasts Pirates' Flying Six were coming for Sanji for beating up some of Kyoshiro's men, Law urged him to go hide. Law, Franky, Sanji, and Usopp fled to avoid discovery. However, with Page One rampaging in search of Sanji, the chef went to confront the Headliner. When Sanji activated his Raid Suit, Law recognized the suit, having read the comic strip about Germa 66, and explained the suit's capabilities to Usopp and Franky. During the battle, Law, Usopp, and Franky fled to Ebisu Town.
After Sanji's battle with Page One in the Flower Capital, Law, Usopp, Franky, and Sanji hid in Ebisu Town. Law read from a newspaper that a funeral was being prepared for Komurasaki and that Kid had escaped Udon prison. Law, Usopp, and Franky later met a man named Tonoyasu. After hearing that they were friends of Zoro, Tonoyasu invited them to his house and informed them that they just missed Zoro. The group then noticed that Sanji was no longer with them.
Sometime later, Law's crewmates were captured and the Beasts Pirates found out about Kin'emon's secret message and his supporters. Shinobu got into a heated argument with Law, suspecting that Law's captured crewmates revealed the meaning of Kin'emon's message. Law absolutely refused to consider that, intending to prove her wrong once he rescued them. Law then left Ebisu Town to rescue his crew while reprimanding Shinobu for doubting them.
Law later went to Rasetsu Town and in the chaos caused by the Straw Hats, he arrived at the prison to rescue his crewmates, but he was confronted by Hawkins. After Law noticed the absence of Bepo, Hawkins stated that only a fool would keep all hostages in the same place, before maliciously revealing that he had linked himself to Law's subordinates. Law witnessed Hawkins inflicting a wound on his arm, which caused Shachi's arm to be cut, much to his anger. Hawkins warned Law that he would not be defeated unless Law killed Shachi, Penguin, and Bepo.
Law later made some kind of deal with Hawkins, who released Bepo, Shachi, and Penguin in exchange for Law's capture. Law told his crewmates not to tell Luffy about this incident. While Law was locked in a cell, Hawkins intended to interrogate him about his alliance's plans in Wano.
After receiving help from an unknown figure, Law subdued Hawkins and cut him into pieces. Law then forced Hawkins at blade point to tell him about what had occurred with his alliance with Kid and Apoo, to which a bloodied Hawkins explained Apoo's deception and his forced submission to Kaido. Hawkins then asked Law if he had changed his mind concerning his alliance with Luffy after hearing his story, but before he could get an answer, Law slashed Hawkins before commenting that was none of his business. Law spoke to the unknown figure, saying that he would go along with their plan if it meant his freedom.
On the day of the Fire Festival, the Heart Pirates, Straw Hats, and Kid Pirates arrived at Port Tokage and entered the battle with the Beasts Pirates. After rescuing Kin'emon's group, Law and his crew were shocked to hear that Kaido formed an alliance with Big Mom. Undeterred, Law, Luffy, and Kid destroyed a Beasts Pirates ship together. While dealing with the last enemy ship, Law was surprised to see Jinbe’s arrival.
After Shishilian and Hyogoro boarded the Polar Tang, Law discussed with the Scabbards about the plan to enter Onigashima. After the guards at the torii were defeated by the Straw Hats, the Heart Pirates and the Scabbards (except Kin'emon and Denjiro) traversed to the back of Onigashima.