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Chapter 575 is titled "Anger Without Words".
Following the death of Portgas D. Ace at the hands of Admiral Akainu, Luffy has gone into shock and is now in danger of death. Akainu moves to eliminate Luffy, but Marco comes to his aid and stops Akainu while Jinbe escapes with Luffy. An enraged Whitebeard attacks Akainu and knocks him into a huge fissure while simultaneously splitting Marineford into two pieces. However, Akainu manages to tear off part of Whitebeard's face. Just then, the Blackbeard Pirates arrive at the battlefield along with some new crew members, one of which is an immense figure the size of Marineford's main building. Sengoku and the Marines are stunned.
The chapter starts with a flashback of Ace and Luffy having a drink and becoming brothers. Everyone is sad because of Ace's death. Ivankov notes that Luffy has mentally collapsed and that his life is now in danger. Akainu attempts to attack Luffy, but Marco interrupts the attack. Marco orders Jinbe to take Luffy with him. Marco swears that the Whitebeard Pirates will protect him in place of Ace and if they let him die, they would consider it shame on the entire Whitebeard Pirates. Whitebeard, who was observing the situation, attacks Akainu from the back without saying a word. Akainu goes down and his face is covered in blood. Akainu retaliates with a punch that takes out almost half of Whitebeard's face. Whitebeard then punches Akainu a second time which also causes massive destruction to the Marine HQ itself. Akainu falls into the crevice created by Whitebeard and is therefore beaten by him. The Marineford plaza is split in two by the crevice and the pirates are separated from Whitebeard. Sengoku comments on how Whitebeard still has this much power, even after losing half of his face. The pirates are getting back to the ship. Boa Hancock tells her snake pet Salome that she is worried about Luffy. The Blackbeard Pirates are then spotted standing on the execution platform with some additional members. Sengoku, shocked by their presence, questions how they got there. Doflamingo just comments how awesome it is that they got a great guest. Blackbeard himself says that he is glad he got there in time to see Whitebeard die.
- Luffy mentally collapses because of Ace's death.
- Whitebeard retaliates against Akainu and deals a serious blow to him.
- Boa Hancock's snake, Salome, is named.
- Blackbeard and his crew make it to Marineford.
- first introduction
- new members
- first apparition