Ace, or known by his full name Portgas D. Ace, is the older brother of One Piece main protagonist Luffy.
Known by his nickname Fire Fist, Ace is the 2nd division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates and captain of Spade Pirates.
He is the ally of Straw Hat Pirates. He is hunted by the World Government due to his lineage and then sentenced to death, but he was freed during Summit War of Marineford only for him to die in the hands of Akainu.
Ace has a look that resembles Luffy, though they are not blood related. The difference is in his height and physical features that are more muscular than Luffy, compared to Luffy, Ace was looking more serious and tends to make a skeptical expression by raising his eyebrows.
He has freckles on his face which he inherited from his mother. The tattoo on his body is one of his remarkable features. He has Whitebead symbol tattoo on his back as it is a symbol for his pride and his joy.
On his upper left bicep, there’s a tattoo spelled ASCE vertically with S crossed as a tribute to Sabo, who also is his Jolly Roger.
He mostly didn’t wear any tops after he got his Whitebeard tattoo. He wore a black knee-length short and an eyelet-studded orange belt. As for shoes, he usually wears black boots.
Ace is a polite and intelligent man. He shares no similar traits with Luffy except for their recklessness as pirates. He likes to party and sometimes and shares the same impulsiveness with his brother Luffy.
- Real Name: Pōtogasu Dī Ēsu (ポートガス・D(ディー)・エース)
- Stage Name: Portgas D. Ace
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: Fire Fist
- Birthday: January 1
- Age at Death: 20
- Gender: Male
103 cm (3’4”) (age 10);
185 cm (6’1”) (age 20)
- Weight: –
- Blood Type: S
- Hair Color: Black
- Eyes Color: –
- Parents: Gol D. Roger (father), Portgas D. Rouge (mother)
- Siblings: Monkey D. Luffy, Sabo
- Friends: Shanks, Jinbe, Buggy and Alvida Alliance, Tama, Straw Hat Pirates
- Hobbies: –
- Manga Debut: Chapter #154
- Anime Debut: Episode #91
- Status: Deceased
- Japanese VA:
Daisuke Sakaguchi (young);
- English VA:
Dwayne Tan (Odex English VA);
Jesse Hooker (4Kids English VA);
Travis Willingham (Funi English VA)
- He shares the same birthday with One Piece creator, Eiichiro Oda, who was born on January 1.
- His birthday also comes from his name Ace, since it is the first card in the deck.
- He is ranked fifth in Japanese Fan Poll makes him the most popular Whitebeard Pirates and deceased character.
- During their childhood, he could beat Luffy whenever they fought. It’s no wonder he is stronger than Luffy when they grow up. Especially, after he gets his Devil Fruit Mera Mera no Mi. He is also smarter than Luffy.
- The World Government sees Ace’s capabilities as threatening. That’s why they keep their eyes on him. He is a potential candidate as the new King Pirate because of his smartness and impeccable in combat.
- He was originally born on a small island Baterilla in South Blue. Not long after he was born, he was taken by Monkey D. Garp and raised under the care of Dadan.
- He offered to become Warlord but when he was captain of Spade Pirates, but he rejected it because he wanted the whole world to recognize him and set a goal to kill Whitebeard as he is the strongest man in the world.
- He is seen as a threat by the World Government, making him have the highest bounty prior to time skip. His bounty amounts to 550 million berries and it is higher than any pirates.
- He took his mother’s name Portgas, because he hated his father, so he refused his name, Gol D. Ace, which was given by his father, Roger.
- He has strong physical endurance and strength which he got from rigorous training in Mt. Colubo where he needs to hunt and fight beasts when he is a child. His physical ability also complements his combat skill even as a child when he could break a giant tree only with a single kick.
- He always carries a knife as his weapon, but never seemingly used it. When he attempted to kill Whitebeard, he used several weapons like a knife and an ax. He also once wielded a firearm in a battle.
- His Devil Fruit, Mera Mera no Mi makes him able to control, create, and transform his body to fire, where he regains his nickname, Fire Fist. He is also able to create and unleash massive amounts of fire as well as utilize it for attacks.
- Ace was a Haki user and he could use Busoshoku Haki and Haoshoku Haki. His Haki is described as fiery in nature.
- His greatest weakness as Fire Devil Fruit users is his Magma that could burn anything, even Fire. It was shown when he died at the hands of Akainu.
- His Devil Fruit makes him unable to swim, and he would drown if he were submerged.
“Whitebeard Is The Great Pirate Who Shaped This Era. Don’t Make Fun Of The Man Who Saved My Life.”
“I’m Gonna Make Whitebeard The King.”
“Start Living before you start dying”
“I bear the mark of Whitebeard. I could never lose.”
“You May Be Smoke But I’m Fire.”
“I am fire itself. You can’t even touch me.”
“The enemy should’ve known better. No sword can cut “fire”.”
“If I Yeild To Power, There’s No Point In Being Born A Man. I”ll Never Leave Anything To Be Regretted Later In My Life.”
“I am a free man. The Marines could never catch me.”
“Old man, everyone! And you Luffy. Even though I’ve been good for nothing my whole life, even though I have the blood of a demon within me. You guys still loved me! Thank you so much!”
“If you think you can run, you’re wrong. You’ve no choice but to fight me.”
“Why don’t you quit running your mouth and come at me?”
“I won’t let you take Whitebeard out! I’ll make Pops the Pirate King!”
Even though Ace should die in the way to protect Luffy, his character remains important in One Piece story as well to Luffy’s development of character.