Luffy fights Hannyabal who tries to stop the escapees, but then Blackbeard shows up and breaks up the fight between Luffy and Hannyabal. Luffy then discovers Blackbeard is the same person he once met as an acquaintance in Jaya, and sees him for the despicable monster he really is. He learns the circumstances of Ace's defeat and capture, which whips him into a frenzy of rage. Vengeful, Luffy activates Gear Second and punches Blackbeard.
The door to level 3 opens up, only for Hannyabal to come out. Inazuma and Luffy look at him surprised, only for Hannyabal to tell the break-in pirate he will not allow "scum" like him to travel on the seas. Hannyabal and Luffy get in a serious fight, which seems uneven as Luffy is much stronger than Hannyabal. Hannyabal receives a Jet Gatling to the face. As he lies on the ground he reminisces about his first day as a gaoler. He remembers the sexy pirate Olive, who charms Hannyabal and knocks him out, only for Magellan to lock her up. Back in the present, Hannyabal stands up and grabs Luffy, though Luffy pushes him away. He pledges to the escapees: that there is no way he'd allow their escape, only to get stomped down by the arrival of Marshall D. Teach. Hannyabal falls unconscious, then Jinbe says Teach's nickname: Blackbeard. Luffy remembers Ace saying something about going after Blackbeard, and wanting to capture him. Teach then states that if it wasn't for Ace it would be Luffy heading for execution. Luffy becomes infuriated, and tells Blackbeard he will kill him. Using Gear Second, Luffy hits Blackbeard with Jet Pistol.