Together with Robin, Franky has thrown the marines on the escape ship into the sea. The two now only have to wait for the rest of the straw hats when Grandma Kokoro, in her mermaid form, emerges from the water with the straw hat pirates, her granddaughter and the pet Gonbe.
The Straw Hat Pirates, as well as Chimney and Gonbe, are spitting water when Franky wakes them up. He thinks the shock of seeing Mermaid Kokoro has made them swallow less water. Granny Kokoro looks at Robin as she puts on her pants and says that they met back at Shift station. At the time, she never thought Luffy and his crew would do something like this for their fellow soldiers. Zoro, Sanji, and Sogeking are now slowly picking themselves up. They never expected Kokoro to be a mermaid. According to them, she is an ice fish mermaid. Sogeking can’t figure out how a mermaid can have two legs when she should have fins. Sanji, meanwhile, whines on his knees that he can’t come to terms with the fact that Kokoro is a mermaid, because in his opinion, mermaids are beautiful. Granny Kokoro explains that when a mermaid reaches the age of 30, her tail fin splits and she is free to walk on land. Sogeking makes a comparison to a cat, that their tails also split when they reach 100. Kokoro is pissed at him and wants to hear a thank you from them, which she eventually gets.
Sanji now notices Robin on board and immediately wants to hug her and jump into her arms, but Nami and Chopper are faster and he slams into the mast. Robin thanks them for helping her. Only now do Chimney and Gonbe realize that Kokoro is a mermaid, which clarifies Chimney’s question about why she has scales on her feet. Chopper lets go of Robin and falls to the ground, exhausted. He wonders why he can’t move, which Zoro tries to answer when they escape from Enie’s lobby. The latter climbs the stairs to the Bridge of Hesitation and Sogeking follows him. Zoro looks at the island they were on until recently and Franky joins them as well, saying that they must have been ordered to spare Robin on the bridge. Zoro is sure that the World Government wants to take Robin back. Franky believes that the Navy will come back to the bridge when they have completely destroyed the island.
Sogeking wonders where Luffy is. Franky still sees smoke coming from the first bridge pillar, so he guesses they’re still fighting there. Long Nose suggests they help him, but Zoro doesn’t want to get involved since Lucci is a very strong opponent, and says they shouldn’t split up. He’d rather make sure the warships don’t cut off the escape ship. Sanji asks Franky if he’s not worried about his friends, but he replies confidently that they will manage to escape. At the same moment, the warships at the main gate prepare to fire, and Paulie grabs another Den-den Mushi to find out if the Straw Hat Pirates has made it safely to the Bridge of Hesitation. In the very next moment, fire is opened, blasting away the giants along with the King Bulls, the craftsmen, and the Franky Family. They seem lost as they fall into the hole under Enie’s lobby.
Afterwards, an announcement comes that all the soldiers have been evacuated from Enie’s lobby and that the 50 pirates and the two giants Oimo and Kashii have been spotted at the main gate. Franky laughs out loud and was sure his friends had escaped. But the next moment it is explained that the pirates have already been fired upon and they have all been killed. Franky as well as the others are shocked.
Scene change to the bridge pier: Luffy is still fighting fiercely against CP9’s strongest member, Rob Lucci, and wants to finally end the fight. So he vows that he will not stop fighting until he defeats Lucci and uses Gear 2 for the last time.
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