As Squardo stabs Whitebeard, the pirates and even marines in the war are shocked due his betrayal. Squardo says that he knows about Whitebeard's plot on giving the 43 captains under his command to save Ace and the Whitebeard Pirates. He reveals that Admiral Akainu told him that, and for his betrayal, the marines would leave the allies alone, as the Pacifistas units advance over them, destroying everything in their path. As Sengoku's plan goes on, Admiral Aokiji freezes Buggy and his allies, to cut the broadcasting to the world. As an act of surprise, Whitebeard forgives Squardo, even though he was a "foolish son". Whitebeard uses his powers to give a way out to his allies, and gives them the choice to stand for what they believe. All the allies regain force to fight, Squardo falls to the ground, realizing that he was tricked, and Whitebeard, the strongest man in the world, heads to battle.