Thriller Bark, Bridge: Brook has sensitively hit Tararan with the Hanauta Sancho: Yahazu Giri, but Tararan lives on, to which Brook says he’s got it covered. Even Zombies Have an Achilles Heel. Which is true, because a short time later a black mass pulls itself into the air from Tararan’s mouth. It’s his shadow. The spider mice mourn the loss of their general, but are also terrified of Brook, telling them that he’s trashed Thriller Bark before.
After Brook mentions that the spider webs can be removed with fire, Franky and Robin are also freed. Now Franky tells them that Luffy, Zoro and Sanji have disappeared and asks why Brook knows so much about the Thriller Bark. Brook responds by saying that he doesn’t know where to start and that they have little chance of getting out of the situation because it’s already too late. When Brook also makes jokes, Franky gets mad and threatens Brook with his arm gun. Now Brook tells about his past, which is what Franky wanted all along.
Scene Change to Brook’s Past: Because Brook was desperate to find his way out of the mysterious triangle, he stumbled upon this island in hopes of finding materials so he could repair his ship’s rudder. So he walked around the Thriller Bark, but all he found were zombies and eventually Brook was captured as well. In captivity, he saw a dancer who was captured before him, and then they brought in a dead patchwork creature they called Mario. All of a sudden, a horrifying giant came and ripped the dancer’s shadow off the ground and then cut it off as well. Now the severed shadow was fed to the still motionless Mario, next Mario began to move. Franky now asked what all this meant.
Now Brook starts to explain how a shadow works. He tells us that a shadow always does what its owner does. So he is something like a second soul. This giant can steal the shadows of others and takes advantage of them. We are talking about Gecko Moria, one of The Seven Warlords of the Seas.
Moria has been eating from the Shadow Fruit. He works with Dr. Hogback, who rebuilds these dead creatures for him, giving them more strength and stamina.
Moria’s Mast Villa: Moria’s three messenger zombies inform him that the mysterious Three are here. Now Gecko Moria invites the Three in, which is high time for him too. Luffy has been trapped in a steel cage, which Moria presents to the Three Mysterious Ones, Dr. Hogback, Absalom, and Perona. Now Moria tells them that he has also captured Zoro and Sanji, which shocks Nami, Usopp and Chopper – who are hiding in Kumashi’s belly and listening in. Unnoticed, Luffy bites his way through the cage and tries to run away, but Perona prevents him. Now a spotlight is turned on so that the shadow can be seen. Shortly after, Moria snatches Luffy’s shadow off the ground and cuts it off.
Now Moria owns the fighting power of 300 million Berry. He then plans to use Luffy’s shadow to bring his special zombie to life.
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