Meanwhile, war keeps its pace, and Marco thanks Little Oars Jr. for his help. Whitebeard commands his pirates to clear the way, as he readies a powerful shockwave. Luffy and the pirates keep their move, and Garp starts to behave strangely. Kizaru takes on Luffy and almost manages to kick him unconscious. Sentoumaru reassumes his assault leading the Pacifistas. When Marco is about to reach the scaffold, Garp jumps into the air and punches Marco away. Garp then makes his claim that whoever wants to pass, must kill him first.