Chapter 432: Jack-in-the-Box
(The title page is simply a Navy rank chart, identical to the one Oda gave in the SBS quite some time ago.)
Garp: Luffy, m'boy...
You really owe me an apology, don't you?
Caption: Marine Headquarters
Monkey D. Garp
"Garp the Fist"
Nami: "Garp" as in the name of the great Navy hero!?
Sanji: Luffy! Is this guy really your grandpa?
Luffy: Yeah! Don't lay a finger on him. He'll kill you...!
In the past, I nearly got killed by Grandpa tons of times.
Garp: Hey, hey, don't bad-mouth me like that in front of everyone.
Shoving you into those deep valleys...
Tossing you into the jungle at night...
Sending you flying into the sky tied to balloons...
ALL OF IT WAS TO MAKE YOU INTO A STRONG MAN!
Sanji: ...Now... I totally get where Luffy got his energy and power from.
Garp: In the end, I entrusted you to a friend of mine, to get trained with Ace, but now this...
I DID IT TO FORGE YOU INTO A STRONG MARINE!!!
Luffy: I ALWAYS TOLD YOU I WANTED TO BE A PIRATE!!!
Garp: That 'Red-Hair' poisoned you with that nonsense!
Luffy: Sh... Shanks is the guy who saved my life! Don't say that about him!
Garp: WHAT'S WITH TELLING YOUR GRANDPA 'DON'T SAY' ANYTHING!!!
Luffy: GYAAA! I'M SORRY!
Sanji: This is bad! Against that geezer, his fighting spirit just crumbled!
Chopper: It's terrible! Luffy's been captured by the Navy!!
Luffy & Garp: Zzzzz!
Franky, Chopper & Sanji: Bwah?! They fell asleep?!
Franky: No way! What the hell should we do?
I've never seen anything like this before!
Garp: Ohh... Sorry, sorry, I dozed off.
Garp: WAKE UP, LUFFY! It's this attitude that gets people so mad!
Garp: What do you think you're doing, using that kind of language with your grandpa?
??: ...But it's okay when you do it?
Yokozuna: Gero!? Gero...
Usopp: Luffy's grandpa was a headquarters Marine! This has gotten amazing...
Garp: Oh, by the way, have you heard about what that 'Red-Hair' man's been up to?
Luffy: ...!? Shanks? Shanks and his crew are all right? Where are they?
Garp: All right or what?
Garp: Right now, there are as many pirates as there are stars in the sky... But at the level of 'Whitebeard,'
There are only four great pirates, on the latter half of the Grand Line,
Ruling just like emperors...
We call them the 'Four Emperors!'
The only groups with the power to stand against their gluttony are the 'Marine Headquarters' and the 'Ouka Shichibukai!'
It's said that if these 'Three Great Powers' go out of balance, the world's peace will crumble.
Luffy: I don't really get it, but if he's okay, that's great.
Man, this brings back memories.
Robin: ...He's connected to that 'Red-Hair?'
Nami: The guy Luffy got his straw hat from... I had no idea it was such an amazing person.
Michael: Th-this way, Zoro-san!
Zoro: Dammit, the Marines are already here!
Hoichael: Please, go on ahead!
Hoichael: No, really!
Michael: We're really sorry we tried extorting from you!
Zoro: Ah, don't worry about it. You helped out with finding my way. Later!
Garp: !? What's this?
Bogart: It's the bounty head, 'Pirate-Hunter Zoro.'
Garp: Oho... One of Luffy's nakama, right? He's pretty powerful...
You guys... try to stop him.
Koby & Helmeppo: Yes sir!
Kukri blades, huh? Been a while since I've seen something that rare.
Helmeppo: Hiya! Hai! Hai!
Luffy: Hey! Zoro, hold on! Don't go wild!
What the... You bastard!
Luffy: This technique...!
Marines: Master Sergeant!
You guys had no chance!
Coby: You really are strong... Just like I thought!
You beat me fair and square...
Luffy-san, Zoro-san... It's been a while.
Do you remember me?
Luffy: ? Who are you?
Coby: It's me! Coby! Don't you remember?
Coby's my friend, but... the Coby I remember was a lot more of a runt.
Coby: That's me! The Coby who stopped being a crybaby!
Zoro: ...That Coby? What are you doing on the Grand Line?
Coby: I'm still in training, but...
I heard that the two of you were close by!
I had to come no matter what!
Coby: Where we are today...
Is all thanks to the two of you!
Helmeppo: Hmf. Well, I'll admit you're on target.
Captions: Marine Headquarters
Coby: A lot of things have happened, but now Vice-Admiral Garp's taken us to Headquarters for training.
Luffy: Really? But I was surprised -- you've grown so much really fast! You must've been eating a lot of meat!
Coby: I'm sorry for causing you so much trouble after that incident...
Luffy: It's fine! It's been so long, let's have a feast to celebrate!
Helmeppo: HOLD ON, YOU JERKS! DON'T YOU RECOGNIZE ME?
Zoro: Who are you?
Helmeppo: IT'S ME! ME!
Luffy: No idea. Who are you?
Helmeppo: The answer is... Helmeppo! The son of Captain Morgan! Helmeppo!
Helmeppo: The man who had you crucified to within an inch of your life, Roronoa Zoro! (pant, pant pant)
Luffy & Zoro: ?
Helmeppo: Oi, oi, get with the program!
From back then! The parasite idiot son!
Luffy & Zoro: Oh, you?
Helmeppo (past): I'll tell my father! Hee hee hee!
Luffy: I remember! LIke this! That was you?
Helmeppo: They really haven't forgiven me, Coby!
Coby: It can't be helped, Helmeppo-san. What's done is done.
Garp: Well, then... You two!
Coby & Helmeppo: Yes!
Garp: Fix this wall.
Coby & Helmeppo: Huh?! But you were the one who...!
Marines: If you want it fixed, why break it down in the first place?
Garp: 'Cause entering like that is a lot cooler!
Marines: Don't use that as a reason to break things, please!
Then if we're going to fix it, please help us out, sir!
Garp: Ehhh? Oh, okay.
Sanji: Your grandpa's pretty famous, isn't he?
Luffy: Well, I don't know much about his job.
Garp: By the way, Luffy...
I heard you met up with your pa.
Luffy: Huh? Pa? What do you mean, pa? I've got a father?
Garp: What, didn't he introduce himself?
He said he saw you at Roguetown!
Sanji: Luffy's father was in that town?
Luffy: ...? Who is my father, anyway?
Nami: I'm curious, too... Luffy's father...
Garp: Your father's name is
Monkey D. Dragon, the revolutionary.
Luffy: ...Dragon... Uh...
Marines: Th-the revolutionary Dragon's son is right here?!
Coby: Luffy-san is that Dragon's child?!
Helmeppo: Then--! Dragon is Vice Admiral Garp's child?!?
What the hell is with this family?!!!
??: It's the first time I've heard Dragon's full name!
Luffy: Hey, everyone, what's with all this?
Sanji: IDIOT! YOU DON'T KNOW THE NAME 'DRAGON?!'
Nami: Your father! A totally outrageous guy like that!
Luffy: Hey, Robin...
Robin: Well, how should I explain this...
Pirates... they can't really attack the Government or the Navy on their own, but...
Right now, if there's one group with the power to directly topple the World Government...
It would be the 'Revolutionaries.' The man standing to lead them is Dragon.
The government is, of course, enraged... This man pulling the strings, Dragon, is 'the World's Worst Criminal' to them, and they've searched frantically for him, but...
He's a 'mystery man,' with only the barest fragments of his identity known...
Luffy: Except now?
Garp: Ah! Guess I shouldn't have said all this!
Bwahahahaha! Well, then...
I didn't say a thing!