In the aftermath of Kuma's attack, only Zoro is left standing, and attacks Kuma in a last ditch attempt at saving Luffy, only to discover that the Shichibukai has metal parts underneath his clothing. Kuma reveals that he is a prototype Pacifista, a cyborg created by Dr. Vegapunk. Accepting his defeat, Zoro offers his life in exchange for Luffy's. Sanji awakes and tries to take his place instead, but Zoro knocks him out. Kuma honors his promise by expelling Luffy's pain from his body, telling Zoro that he must take it in and that doing so will kill him. He departs Thriller Bark, musing that Dragon's son has found a very loyal crew. When the rest of the Straw Hats awake, Sanji finds Zoro away from the others, who, despite being covered in a massive amount of blood, insists that nothing happened.