Color Spread. The Straw Hat Pirates sits in an icy winter landscape around a fire that Zoro keeps alive by blowing through a pipe. With them are a penguin, wolf, polar bear and a walrus at the fire pit, to which Sanji carries a wok of food. A tent can be seen in the background.
Enies Lobby, Courthouse Gate: Oimo and Kashii protect the gate from the onrushing marines for Sogeking. Without him, they would have served the Navy for 50 more years. Using the Oimo Press, Oimo throws himself at the soldiers and crushes them. Paulie instructs Peepley Lulu and Tilestone to go to the two towers to support Kiwi and Mozz. He himself wants to help Zambai and his men at the main gate.
Roof of the courthouse: The Straw Hat Pirates continues to stand resolutely on the parapet and must hope for the Franky Family to lower the drawbridge. The CP 9 faces it on the other side at the Justice Tower and they are looking forward to the fight, they get to kill the Straw Hats now after all. Spandam gives them the order for total annihilation of the gang, but not until they cross the ravine. He taunts the Straw Hats and proudly displays the golden Den-den Mushi that gives him the authority to make the Buster Call. Laughing, he stands in front of Nico Robin and asks her what the Buster Call was like 20 years ago on Ohara, her home. Exasperated, she yells at him not to push the button. Ohara, she says, didn’t just disappear off the map. A map says nothing about the inhabitants and that’s the only way the world government can use such inhumane methods.
Westblue 20 years ago, Ohara: Eight-year-old Nico Robin is sitting on a tree stump reading a book. Several children throw rocks at her and call her a monster, but are beaten up by Robin’s devilish power. The mother of one of the boys confronts her about how she could think of just beating her son. Robin is treated like an outsider and looks enviously at other happy children. She lives with her aunt Roji, her husband and their daughter. Since it is the daughter’s birthday that night, they have all gone out to celebrate the day undisturbed when Robin comes home. Roji tells her in a letter to take bread for dinner and not to use too much jam. She is also to clean, do the dishes and hang the laundry before the three of them return. After that, she is to go straight to bed.
Robin completes her tasks, but then leaves the house and goes to the Tree of Omniscience, where the Library and the Archaeological Institute of Ohara are located. Her coming is noticed in the tree and everyone is told to get ready. Robin opens the door and wants to return a book to Professor Shamrock, but she is greeted with cheers from all the archaeologists because she passed the PhD exam with full marks. She can now call herself an archaeologist. They celebrate with cake.
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