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Before the two could talk any longer, though, Crocodile decided to attack Whitebeard. Luffy instantly activated Gear Second and intercepted the blow, soaking his leg in water and knocking Crocodile away. Crocodile reminded Luffy that they had a deal, to which Luffy responded that because Whitebeard was important to Ace, he wouldn't let Crocodile touch him. Luffy's act caused Marco to remark that he wasn't half bad.
As Whitebeard observed Luffy, he recognized the Straw Hat as the one that Shanks used to wear. When he told Luffy that he had seen the hat with "Red Hair", Luffy said that Shanks had let him borrow it.