Portgas D. Ace

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Portgas D. Ace is a male character who features in One Piece.

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Biography

Portgas D. Ace (ポートガス・D・エース Pōtogasu Dī Ēsu)

Ace left Fuusha Village three years before Luffy, and he commands the Second Division of Whitebeard's fleet.

Overview

Personality and attributes

Ace and Luffy bear a family resemblance; however Ace is more muscular and sports childish-looking freckles. Like other members of his family, Ace is apparently narcoleptic and falls asleep without warning, making passers-by wonder whether he has dropped dead. Ace's most recognizable features are his tattoos. His back bears the Whitebeard symbol–a skull with a white mustache superimposed over a manji.

Ace is more intelligent, polite, and generally more bearable than his ebullient younger brother. However, he does have the idiotic side that all D's seem to share. He has a close relationship with Luffy, as shown when he asks the Straw Hats to keep an eye on his little brother.

Although Red-Haired Shanks has not been depicted as having a close relationship with Ace, he seems deeply concerned by Ace's hunt for Blackbeard. His concern even led him to consider fighting Whitebeard to get Ace to stop. Ace's dream is to make Whitebeard the Pirate King, as he declares before his desperate final attack against Blackbeard.

Ace is constantly in dire financial straits; this has become a literal running joke, as he often pulls a dine and dash.

Powers and abilities

Ace left his hometown 3 years before Luffy when he was already very strong and skilled. He was able to beat his brother Luffy in every fight they had, despite Luffy having the power of a Devil Fruit already.

Ace has eaten the Devil Fruit Mera Mera no Mi (メラメラの実, Flare Flare Fruit), a Logia or elemental type fruit, giving him fire manipulation abilities and his reputation as "Fire Fist Ace" ("Trace Heatfist" in the 4-Kids dub). Ace is the only person in One Piece so far to fight toe-to-toe with Smoker. Luffy was almost captured by Smoker in Loguetown and has since resorted to running away from the man instead of fighting.

Ace also displays his immense power by destroying a handful of Baroque Works ships with ease[6] and harming Blackbeard during their encounter. Much like the other D's, Ace seems fearless, proven as he does not seem to mind his inability to swim, despite the risk that destroying the Billions' ships could have left him in the ocean. This is a similar situation Luffy was in when fighting Don Krieg, and Blackbeard is in by sailing on his raft (assuming that he still does sail on a raft), even without his Devil Fruit powers.

Ace travels the Grand Line on a specially constructed boat propelled by his Mera Mera abilities.

Notes

  • Portgas D. Ace was created by Eiichiro Oda where he featured in the setting of One Piece.

Appearances

  • One Piece:

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