January 29, 2012
While the Marines are waiting for Whitebeard's assault and Ace's execution", Garp has a flashback: months before Gold Roger was executed, he reveals to Garp that he is having a child and told Garp to look over the child. The Marines search for any people who are connected to Roger. Portgas D. Rouge, Ace's mother, keeps the child inside her womb months after his execution. However, after Rouge gives birth to the child, a boy whom she names Gol D. Ace, she dies of exhaustion. Ace is raised by Garp and Dadan soon after. Garp also introduces Luffy to Ace and they befriended each other. During Sengoku's execution speech, he receives word that the Gates of Justice has been opened without an order, allowing Luffy's ship to pass through. After Whitebeard's fleet appears for the assault," the Moby Dick appears from underwater in front of the execution platform.