!! Short Summary
A filler arc that takes place after ''[[Recap/OnePieceReturnToWaterSevenArc Return to Water 7 Arc]]''. The arc sees the crew having to navigate through a treacherous frozen region named the Hyokaido (lit: Ice Highway) which turns out to be home of the infamous bounty hunting group, the Accino Family, who have set their sight on the Straw Hats. Along the way the crew meet the Phoenix Pirates, a crew in servitude to the Accino's whose captain is in need of medical attention.

!! Main Summary

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''Ice Hunter Arc'' has the following tropes:

* BigBad: Don Accino
* BolivianArmyEnding: The last seen of the Phoenix Pirates as they go up against the remainder of the Accino Family's forces.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Nami and Usopp imagine that Luffy will flick a booger at them if he finds out they weren't able to retrieve their stolen pirate flag.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: Pretty much the Accino Family in general
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Possibly, the final scuffle between Luffy and Don Accino see the former go up against the super heated villain in a final clash with Luffy using his bare hands. [[spoiler: Luffy convinces himself the heat isn't affecting him and he manages to hit Don with the full force of his attack and send him flying. After what happened later in the story, many have taken this to meaning that Luffy's Haki subtlety surfaced and helped him gain victory.]]
** Also, the idea that the New World is just to terrifying for pirates to handle and they'll lose their will, their crew and their dreams. That's something that very much becomes a plot point in the Paramount War arc. And considering that the vessel that destroyed the Phoenix Pirates looked like a Marine Warship, and it was shooting chunks of magma at them? It looks like [[spoiler: [[GeneralRipper Admiral Akainu]]'s [[HeroKiller murder of Ace]] isn't the first time he's destroyed a potential Pirate King's hopes and dreams]].
* HeroicBSOD: Puzzle after Vigaro's sacrifice.
* HeroicSacrifice: Vigaro in Puzzle's flashback.
* MuggingTheMonster: The Phoenix Pirates attempted to drug the Straw Hats and bring them to the Accino Family. Of course, they didn't count on many Straw Hats easily figuring out their deception.
* OhCrap: This was some of the Straw Hats' reaction when they imagined what would happen to them if Luffy found out their flag was stolen.