"Ace Freed! Whitebeard's Final Captain's Order!" is the 481st Episode of the One Piece anime.
Ace is freed at last as he and Luffy fight their way back to escape from Marineford. Everyone is glad for it, as Squard and his crew break into the plaza with the paddle ship to give a chance for everyone to escape, but is stopped by Whitebeard, claiming it would be a shame for a son to die in front of his father. Whitebeard stands and orders his sons to escape, saying the New Era does not need a person like him.
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Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- Before Whitebeard's flashback, images of some important figures from the era prior to the Golden Age of Pirates appear, including Whitebeard himself, Gol D. Roger, Silvers Rayleigh, Shiki, Sengoku, Monkey D. Garp, Shanks, and Buggy.
- Ace and Luffy's battle against the Marines is extended. Ace uses many of his familiar Mera Mera no Mi techniques, namely the attacks he used while fighting Blackbeard.
- As the Squard Pirates charge forward with one of Whitebeard's ships, Epoida can be seen reacting in the crowd below, but miscolored as though the artists mistook him as an ordinary bystander.