and one of the great elements involved was garps decision concerning ace's execution.
i have seen many OP fans say that garp was a horrible person, but i dont think that.
i think garps decision was right, if he had freed ace what message would that have sendt?
that the marines are to weak to protect the world, that whitebeards crew was too strong for them to handle.
people forget why the marines exist, pirates like the strawhats and whitebeard are great i give you that.
but what about the majority of pirates? what about blackbeard and kid? what about crocodile and hordy?
the marines are there to protect the world from those people.
inb4 the clelestial dragons and whatnot, i just want to say i am defending the marines and not the government, garp didnt let ace get executed because he was weak and couldnt stand up to sengoku, i say he was strong in order to be able to accept that for the sake of keeping an image that the marines could protect the weak he had to sacrifice his ADOPTED grandson.
but what do you think? should he save ace and go against his beliefs of right and wrong? should he abondon the very thing he dedicated his life for?