The Battle of Marineford is a war between the Whitebeard Pirates and the strongest force of the World Government. The blasting fuse for this war is the public execution of Portgas D. Ace. As of now, it is the most fierce and important war in One Piece. This war ended with the death of Ace and Whitebeard. It was definitely a great tragedy!
Since the strength of the Whitebeard Pirates was far off that the Navy Headquarters held, it was a certain result that the Whitebeard Pirates failed in the war. Let’s delve into the strength of the two sides.
Firstly, there are totally 50 thousand pirates in the Whitebeard Pirates, including Edward Newgate, a dozen commanders, and dozens of subordinate captains. Then the Navy Headquarters contains the fleet admiral, Sengoku, the hero of marines, Monkey D. Garp, three admirals, five of the Seven Warlords, and many high ranking Marines and elites, with a total number of 100 thousand. In terms of numbers, the Navy Headquarters has twice of the Whitebeard Pirates. As to the physical power, though Whitebeard is called the strongest man in the world, he is too old. Except Whitebeard, no one in the Whitebeard Pirates can match up with the admirals or defeat the Warlords.
It is difficult for me to believe that the Marines is overwhelmingly stronger than the Whitebeard Pirates. I can’t find any reason for the Whitebeard Pirates winning the war. If Shanks didn’t appear in the battlefield, they would certainly be completely wiped out.
In my mind, it is reckless for the Whitebeard Pirates to attack Marineford. There is no need for them to invade the headquarters of the Marines. What I mean is, there should be other ways to rescue Ace from being executed. Now let me delve into the other probable ways.
Intercept the convoy that took Ace to Marineford
Ace was took from Impel Down to Marineford by a vice admiral and several warships, which would be very easy for the Whitebeard Pirates defeating. As the Whitebeard Pirates could get their ships coated and infiltrate the Marineford from underwater, I think it would also be possible for them to intercept the convoy on the way between Impel Down and Marineford. This way is absolutely a much easier way than attacking the Navy Headquarters to rescue Ace.
Attack Impel Down
Luffy has infiltrated Impel Down successfully, though with the help of Boa Hancock. The strength of Whitebeard Pirates is much stronger than Luffy’s, so I think it will be easy for them to attack this Great Prison. There are much less and weaker marines guarding Impel Down, no admirals, no Schichibukai, hence they can stride into this Great Prison and rescue Ace easily. It will be interesting that they will encounter with Luffy inside Impel Down.
Kidnap a Celestial Dragon
The Celestial Dragons, the most hated characters in the One Piece world, always ride their human slaves on the Sabaody Archipelago. You know what I’m talking about. The Whitebeards should kidnap a Celestial Dragon, huh, maybe they should kidnap several. They can make the Celestial Dragons as hostages to exchange Portgas D. Ace. If you think this way looks contemptible, you are wrong. The Whitebeards are pirates not saints. It is reasonable for them to do anything to rescue their comrade.
Anyway, the battle of Marineford has happened and caused the death of Ace and Whitebeard. This war has become the most pivotal event in One Piece world. What do you think about my ideas above that the Whitebeard Pirates should use other ways to rescue Portgas D. Ace? Share your ideas below.