December 16, 2012
Several of Shuzo's men appear and fight against the Marines and easily begin to overwhelm them. Luffy continues to fight Shuzo while Zoro fights Momonga to which the Vice-admiral states they shouldn't interfere with their business... More
Several of Shuzo's men appear and fight against the Marines and easily begin to overwhelm them. Luffy continues to fight Shuzo while Zoro fights Momonga to which the Vice-admiral states they shouldn't interfere with their business like this. Zoro uses his 360 pound cannon and sends Momonga back that destroys a Marine ship. From the sidelines, Nami notices the wave changes in the ocean and realizes a Thrust-up Stream is coming. When Usopp asks what that is and asks if it's similar to the Knock-up Stream like the one that took them to Sky Island, Nami says it is, but smaller, but still has enough power to destroy a Marine ship. She has Franky fire the anchors to the raft Panz Fry and the others are on and lets Sanji and Lily know in advance. Luffy has a hard time against Shuzo's fighting style due to his long arms, but then starts using Haki to overwhelm Shuzo again. As Robin, Chopper, and Brook make there way back to the Sunny, several Thrust-up Streams take out some ships, one of the streams has Usopp in the Shark Submerge flying back to the ship. As Nami has everyone get on the ship she has Franky use a Coup de Burst after the raft everyone is one get close to the thrust and they fly away. However, Luffy and Zoro fall off due to the raft breaking and Luffy uses his arms to grab the raft while Shuzo uses a knife with a Vivre Card attached to it on the raft. After they get away, Momonga gathers his men on a broken ship and laments them having gotten away again while Shuzo goes to finish the Marines off with an attack and defeats Momonga. He then travels to the Straw Hats location and recalls his past fight with Ain and how their fight lasted for over five hours till she won, prompting their leader Z to give her the win and the title of next in command. Shuzo is determined to become the new next in command and destroy the pirates. The Straw Hats land in a location around some rocks and Robin notes they will be safe for now and Nami happy that the planned worked and that they finally got out of the sea. Chopper works on Panz Fry noting he had some bad injuries and that he'll be fine if he rests. Lily thanks Chopper for helping her father and the rest of the crew. Luffy is excited that he can try Panz Fry's cooking and Lily reveals she took some food from the Marines and while Zoro notes that's odd given the circumstances, he changes his tone after seeing she took some sake also. As Luffy asks Panz Fry to make some food, Sanji kicks him stating he needs to rest and Chopper says Luffy didn't listen. However, Panz Fry says he will cook for then despite Lily's protest stating that as a chef and Giant, he was saved by the crew and would shame himself if he didn't repay them for risking their lives and thanks Luffy for saving him and will cook the food. Shuzo arrives at the location and notes they are out of torpedoes and several of his men offer their lives to use as torpedoes, prompting Shuzo to acknowledge their sacrifice and say they are true men and state he will not let their deaths be for nothing. The ships then prepare to attack the Straw Hats.