Portgas D. Ace has been one of the most popular characters in all of One Piece ever since his debut in the Alabasta arc. Ace always appeared unique in that manner, despite the fact that the series has had many fan favorites throughout the years. However, Ace is also one of One Piece’s most sad characters—if not the most—to date. From the earliest to the last breath, his life as it unfolds is tremendously essential to the tragedy of his character.
It’s been years since One Piece fans were forced to face the death of Luffy’s adopted older brother. Ace D. Portgas met his untimely death at the hands of Akainu in a bid to save his younger brother. The final stages of Ace’s life see him in a very reflective mindset. During his time in Impel Down, Ace reflects on and discusses his life with brother Luffy. He appears to have to accept his death upon landing at Marineford and continues to do so up to the arrival of the Whitebeard Pirates and Luffy.
As a result of their presence, Ace is forced to embrace something he had previously been unable to do: that he is loved and has the right to live his life as fully as possible, regardless of his ancestry. Even Ace breaks down in tears as he witnesses all of his friends—people he (and many others) had thought to be worthless—die for him.Tragically, Ace passes away immediately after trying to prevent Akainu from killing Luffy. Ace remembers how being put with Luffy and Sabo was a bright spot in his otherwise troubled and prosecutor-filled youth as he dies in Luffy’s arms. Luffy never fully recovered from the tragic loss, and the ordeal ultimately pushed the would-be Pirate King to train harder than ever before.
An Alternate Turn Of Events
Even though many argue that his death was necessary for Luffy’s character growth , it still makes us wonder what would have happened if Ace lived?
Fans will scream oceans of tears when they see the promo art for the “what-if” spin-off, which will reinvent One Piece without Ace dying while protecting Luffy. One of the first spreads from the special was just released on Twitter by user @YonkouProds. Fans will recognize the panels even though the work hasn’t been translated into English. Before Akainu can stab Ace or Luffy with his fiery fist, the artwork depicts Sabo charging Ace and Luffy. Ace appears as though he can’t believe what had transpired, while Sabo, the pair’s second adopted sibling, appears relieved to have saved his family.
The future of “Luffy” in the wake of Ace’s rescue is now unknown, but fans are eager to watch how the special plays out.Otakus everywhere are already pleading for Toei Animation to give the one-off an animated special down the road, and Ace may just get such a revival if readers don’t give up their petitions with the studio.
We totally look forward to this spin off , as Ace made everybody cry a river(including me) . It might make us feel a little bit better for the turn of events.