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New Game Plus is a One Piece Peggy Sue Fan Fiction by DuncanIdaho2014note .

Swarmed by a group of Marines led by Akainu himself, the Straw Hats escape certain death thanks to Dr. Vegapunk’s experimental time machine, sending their minds five years into the past. When time catches up to them, Luffy resolves to do things differently to ensure that things don’t end that way again, and subsequently decides to take a leaf out of Whitebeard’s book. How will the adventures proceed differently for the Straw Hat Armada?


After reaching Whiskey Peak and then being dormant for almost nine full months, the author announced the story was going on semi-permanent hiatus (as he put it, "I am sure that I have no immediate plans to write anymore for the foreseeable future", due to real-life issues) on September 21, 2017 and declared it open to adoption by anyone, along with posting his plans (as they stood) for the rest of the first pre-timeskip half of the series.



  • Adaptational Badass: All of the members of the Straw Hat Armada, past and present, but the one that bears the most mentioning is Kaya; Duncan seems to have based her personality off of Unohana from Bleach, a motherly Yamato Nadeshiko Proper Lady sort whose Tranquil Fury is nearly as potent as Conqueror’s Haki. Heck, there’s a blatant Shout-Out to Unohana shortly after Kaya is first introduced.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Basically the entire armada passes out from nosebleeds over the amount of Clothing Damage Alvida and Miss Valentine suffered in their fight.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: How the “fight” with Luffy ends for Alvida. Lampshaded:
    “Luffy admired the twinkling star she made. He always wondered why that happened. Eh, mystery twinkle.”
  • Badass Boast: Luffy has had many of these.
    • “You can walk away or get thrown far, FAR away. Your choice.”
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    • “I’m the ‘Terror of Goa’; every restaurant in town is afraid I’ll walk in, devour everything, and run.”
    • “Well, for starters, I’m faster than you. To be more precise, I’m faster than you are when you do your stupid Shakushi move. Except I can see where I’m going. On top of that, I’m bulletproof. I’m knifeproof. And I could literally kick your ass to the next island.”
  • Berserk Button:
    • As in canon, Luffy doesn’t take kindly to threats against his True Companions. But he also doesn’t take kindly to abuse of pets. Mohji, due to being his comrade when he finds that he had been neglecting feeding Richie, gets off relatively easy…with a Haki-empowered death threat.
    • As in canon, don’t take Zoro’s swords.
    • Unless you outclass Jango by a wide margin, do not call him stupid.
  • Best Served Cold: Luffy decides to let Nami take care to Arlong this time.
  • Big "WHAT?!": In Chapter 12, Mr. 9 and Miss Wednesday have this reaction when Nami tells them of their intention to use them as hostages in Whiskey Peak.
  • Body Horror: The extent of Zoro's scarring following his battle with Mihawk is described as very unpleasant to the eye; among other things, he's lost a chunk of his nose, and he's got even scars on his scalp where hair may never grow back again.
  • Brain Bleach:
    • Usopp and Nami wish for a bottle when they find out that Luffy doesn't mind having kids with Hancock.
    • Nami goes Green Around the Gills when Kaya hints at just how wild and deviant she and Usopp can get.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: A variation which is more like "Break His Heart To Save Yourself". With Garp in full-on Unstoppable Rage for Luffy supposedly betraying his Marine teachings to become a pirate, Luffy stops him by forcing him to acknowledge, in said Breaking Speech below, that no matter how good a Marine he becomes, even if he was the Commander-in-Chief himself, the extremism of the Marines' upper echelons would never allow him, the son of the World's Most Wanted Man, to live. Seeing all his plans to save his grandson from the Sins of the Father collapse completely breaks the Vice-Admiral.
  • Breaking Speech: A downright EPIC one in Chapter 10 in order to defuse Garp's anger towards Luffy's alleged betrayal, thanks in part to his future knowledge and in part due to the Voice of All Things:
    Garp: (livid, with a Death Glare) Luffy.
    (everyone begins retreating from Garp)
    Luffy: (calmly) Hey, Gramps. Wow, I can see your veins from here. Have you been taking your blood pressure medicine? You know Boggart wouldn't bug you if it weren't important.
    Garp: Brat. I'm going to give you one chance, one chance, to explain yourself. If I don't like your answer, I'm throwing you into Impel Down myself until I think you've learned your lesson.
    Luffy: If I became a Marine, I would surely perish.
    Garp: (gritting his teeth so hard that they crack) That's your excuse? You were afraid to get killed? Marines lead a dangerous life, I told you that from day one. You telling me I trained a coward?!
    Luffy: You misunderstand. I did not say I would die in battle. I said I would perish. Disappear. Or maybe, if they wanted to make a point of it, executed.
    Garp: What the hell are you talking about?
    Luffy: A healthy tree may bear a bad apple, but the tree is still seen as healthy. That one bad apple is just bad luck. But only a bad seed may grow from bad soil. Its nature is decided for it by the circumstances of its creation. (looks Garp in the eye, regretfully) I may be your beloved grandson, Gramps. But nothing you do, nothing you say, nothing I say or do will change the fact that I'm his son.
    (Garp looks down in shame)
    Luffy: I'm not saying it would happen right away. It might take weeks; it might take months. Hell, it might be years. But sooner or later, they'll start to think it. That I'm a sleeper agent. Or that I'm leaking information. Or that my goddamn blood is just dirty. And it wouldn't matter if I was the Commander-in-Chief when it happened. They would kill me without a second thought, 'for the good of the world'. And there wouldn't be anything I could do to defend myself. For my sin, is existing.
    Garp: (shaking his head in denial) No, no, they wouldn't do that!
    Luffy: (hardening his heart) Baterilla! (Garp looks up in shock) Based on the rumor of a rumor, Marines spent over a year scouring the island for a sign, any at all, of a child of the Pirate King. Pregnant women were kidnapped to be put through blood tests. Infants were put through the most invasive, comprehensive battery of exams available. Any who resisted were executed. And if they had found such a child, he would have been murdered in his cradle. In the womb. This is how much stock the Government puts in a person's bloodline. Do you deny it?
    Garp: (fighting tears of anger, frustration, and guilt) Luffy, you fool! I thought of all that! I cleared everything with Sengoku! You would have had a fair chance!
    Luffy: Ah, but Sengoku isn't the top of the food chain, is he? Even he must bow to orders from Kong or the Gorosei. And it's not like he'll be Fleet Admiral forever. Can you imagine how Sakazuki would react to news of his son in the Marine ranks? His first order after being promoted would be my death warrant.
    Garp: Luffy, Kong's a good man. And I know people don't always understand why they do what they do, but the Gorosei are just. They wouldn't kill you just because—
    Luffy: Ohara. And Nico Robin. (smiles sadly at Garp's surprise) The Voice told me a lot, Gramps.
    Garp: Sakazuki isn't the only one who could take Sengoku's place! He might never find out!
    Luffy: Ah, yes. I might be spared from 'Absolute Justice.' But that doesn't mean I'm safe. Kuzan and his 'Lazy Justice' would wait a decade after he heard the truth, but eventually he would act. And with that 'Unclear Justice' of Borsalino's, he might not even go for me. He would go for Dadan and Foosha for not lynching me when I was young. (shakes his head) I'm sorry, Gramps. I know you believe in redemption, but your superiors don't. They only understand corruption. And there's not a single future where if I became a Marine I would not die.
    Garp: (desperately) Luffy...
    Luffy: I like to think I'm a decent guy, Gramps. But I'm not so selfless as to knowingly go to my death just so I might be able to save people. So, if the path of a Marine was barred from me, what else could I do? How could I live my life, in a world that does not want me to survive? (grins) That's when I remembered an old dream.
    Garp: No...don't say it...
  • Bring My Brown Pants: One of Garp's entourage visibly soils himself after Luffy takes out his grandpa.
  • Call-Back: During Zoro's fight with Tashigi in Loguetown, Zoro acts much like Mihawk did with him in the original timeline: he's so above her level he doesn't even waste his katanas with her, resorting to a simple knife to stop any of her slashes effortlessly. He merely knock Tashigi out in the end however, after encouraging her to get better.
  • Clothing Damage: Alvida's fight with Miss Valentine ends with both of them in only their underwear.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Ace lets out a storm of this once he sees Luffy's first bounty.
  • Covered with Scars: Zoro is re-introduced without his large chest scar of course, nor does he re-gain it. However, the fight with Mihawk leaves him with lots of smaller scars on his body.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Luffy’s reasoning for the Training From Hell he puts the new recruits of the Armada through; they need to be much stronger to take on the Grand Line.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Most of the fights in the fic are so much this that calling them “battles” is probably a stretch. That's what happens when you stick a New World crew smack-dab in the middle of the weakest sea.
    • Luffy vs. the Alvida Pirates.
    • Luffy vs. Morgan
    • Straw Hats vs. Black Cats
    • Luffy vs. Don Krieg
    • Gin vs. Kuroobi
    • Buggy vs. Hachi
    • Jango vs. Chew
    • Nami vs. Arlong
    • Zoro vs. Tashigi
    • Luffy vs. Smoker
    • Brook vs. Ryuma
    • Brook vs. Whiskey Peak Bounty Hunters
  • Death by Adaptation:
    • Out of necessity, Luffy kills Don Krieg.
    • Zoro kills Mihawk at the end of their duel.
    • Too much dawdling before going to take out Arlong results in the deaths of Chabo and Genzo.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Thanks to the two-sentence Haki-empowered "The Reason You Suck" Speech that Luffy gives Alvida, she Takes a Level in Kindness and pledges herself to his crew when she meets him again.
  • Duel to the Death: Zoro and Mihawk. You get one guess as to who survived it.
  • Downer Beginning: The opening paragraphs show how desperate the situation is for the Strawhats just before they are sent back in time, with details like Brook having lost part of his afro, and a resigned Zoro clutching on the hilt of the Wado Ichimonji, the rest of his precious sword destroyed.
  • Dumbass No More: Luffy is abused into being much smarter in this fic as part of his Training from Hell under Garp.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • In Loguetown, Bartolomeo is hired by Luffy to clear the plaza of civilians during his discussion with his grandpa.
    • Guess who managed to make his way out of the Florian Triangle and all the way back to Twin Peaks to see his old friend Laboon? Brook!
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Nami willingly gives a large sum of money to Ririka in Shells Town, enough to pay for their meal twice over at least. As the author puts it, “She might be parsimonious and greedy to a fault, but she’d always have a soft spot for mothers and people who were oppressed.”
    • Buggy is appalled at Nami’s interest rates, and cries for the tragedy that Gaimon went through with the empty chests.
  • Exact Words: Invoked by Luffy to trick his grandfather into training him, stretching the truth to the breaking point.
  • Fanboy: Crocus gains a number of these from the Armada when they find out he was a Roger Pirate.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • In the old timeline, Sanji and the rest of the Straw-Hats decided to fight Big Mom and stay at Dressrosa instead of fleeing to Zou, which led to the capture of Caesar. Law was so enraged by this development that after Dressrosa was saved, he and Luffy severed their friendship and went their separate ways. And from there, the Straw-Hats sailed right into the Marine ambush.
    • Because of Zoro's near death injuries, the Straw Hat Armada arrived at Nami's island two days later than they did the first time. Because Nami and Ussop weren't there to intervine, the revenge seeking child and Gen were both killed by Arlong.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: When the author notes that Kaya going from Lady to Mistress is rather annoying, she warns him that "No wall stands in the way of a Proper Lady, not even the fourth."
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Usopp is this Up to Eleven; with no chance of getting his Pop Greens, he had to develop some serious ammo to match his New World strength. The results are shown both with his skills, and the way that he helps Buggy Take a Level in Badass.
  • Heroic Willpower: Brook's stamina both in and out of fighting revolves around this as of Chapter 12. Fatigue? Slowness? Weakness? In a staggering display of Fridge Brilliance, Duncan points out that all of those come from the same thing. And Brook doesn't have any muscles.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Nami trains a few members of the Armada in navigation. Among them Buchi of the Nyaban Brothers, a character you'd usually associate with Dumb Muscle, who proves a surprisingly good student.
    • Once shed of his arrogance in combat, Pearl of the Krieg pirates shows a frail side, as his fear of blood and consequent tendency to set things on fire can become a severe hindrance when he fights in a team.
  • I Heard That: Chapter 5:
    Jango: And I thought that afro jack-in-the-box was weird.
    Gaimon: I heard that!
  • Insatiable Newlyweds: Ever since becoming a couple, Usopp and Kaya have been indulging a lot with their love for each other, and it hasn't slowed down since joining the Armada. Especially since there are many hints that Kaya has encouraged Usopp into broadening his horizons.
  • In Spite of a Nail: In Loguetown, Luffy is pinned down by Garp, who still fights despite being knocked out, and is going to be crushed by him. Resigned but serene, Luffy spells out the exact same parting words he said in the original timeline... and just like then, a lightning bolt comes down from the sky to save him. This also means that Bartolomeo, who's still a local crime boss and was forcibly hired by Luffy to clear out the execution square from civilians before the battle, is probably going to still become a fan of Luffy after witnessing the event. Also, Zoro ends up meeting Tashigi anyway, despite having done nothing in particular to have it happen.
  • Insult Backfire: When Mr. 9 declares there's a special place in hell reserved for Nami, she agrees; it's called a throne.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: In Chapter 9, after Usopp complains about planning out their docking at Loguetown, and Nami points out that it's necessary since "a certain idiot decided to expand our operation", Luffy says this.
  • It's Quiet... Too Quiet: Buggy says this word for word when they arrive at Syrup Village. And that's before he gets any indication at all that Usopp booby-trapped the entire beach.
  • Jaw Drop: Frequent, but then, this is a One Piece fic.
    • When Luffy one-shots one of Alvida’s lackeys, sending him flying through the walls of the ship and out into the horizon, Coby and the other two lackeys have this reaction.
    • When Luffy responds to Alvida’s Fairest of Them All question with the truthful answer of Boa Hancock, Coby gapes at his gall at not answering Alvida. It grows further when he blatantly insults her.
    • Helmeppo, Coby, and Ririka have this reaction when Luffy uses his Haki to knock out the Marines flanking Helmeppo. Coby’s continues when he one-shots Helmeppo.
    • Morgan’s underlings have this reaction when Luffy insults him and announces his intention to defeat him.
    • Buggy’s three lackeys have this reaction when they announce their intention to rob them, and Luffy just laughs. Then they do it again after Zoro cuts one of their swords at the hilt.
    • Buggy and his crew have this reaction when Luffy shows off Gear Third, and he only uses half of the normal amount of air.
    • Under Even Evil Has Standards, Buggy is appalled at the interest rate Nami charges Luffy for repairs.
    • Courtesy of his powers, Buggy’s jaw actually separates from his head when he hears that the Training from Hell that Luffy is putting his crew through was learned through firsthand experience with his grandfather. His crew has this reaction when they learn who said grandfather is.
    • Many of the ones watching have this reaction when Luffy protects the Baratie chefs from Don Krieg. Or rather, after he catches all of the bullets that Krieg fires.
    • The Baratie chefs have this reaction when Zeff announces that they'll be joining the Straw Hats, followed by cheering.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em:
    • After Luffy one-shots one of the Alvida Pirates in an absurdly effective way, the two who witnessed it wisely decide to skedaddle.
    • Sham and Buchi, after witnessing the fantastic Curb-Stomp Battle that decimates their crew in seconds, promptly throw themselves at Zoro’s feet and surrender.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Jango has a crush on Kadoo, the nurse of the Buggy pirates, but he's so clumsy in trying to confess to her, that after any attempt he uses his hypnosis to make her forget about what just happened.
  • Laughing Mad: When Dadan sees Luffy’s record-breaking bounty poster, she falls into a laughing fit that lasts at least 10 minutes.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: During the fight between Zoro and Mihawk, after a long period of superhuman blows back and forth, the combatants manage to draw blood from each other. Then Luffy states for the watchers' benefit that the combatants are no longer going to go easy on each other.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Whatever Gin, Buggy and Jango got up to during Cocoyashi's freedom party is this for the three of them. Averted later when they actually do decide to clear the air, revealing it as an orgy that had the three men getting closer than any of them are comfortable with (except maybe Gin).
  • Loan Shark: Nami agrees to cover the damage dealt by Luffy’s demonstration of strength for “200% interest per week, with a bimonthly increase of 27% and a semi-annual fee of 2,500,000 Beri until completion.” Buggy is appalled.
  • Logical Weakness: While Alvida's frictionless skin makes it almost impossible to hit her, it also makes it almost impossible to hit someone else. Furthermore, she can be hit through her clothing as only her skin is frictionless.
    • Miss Valentine's devil fruit allows her to manipulate her weight, not her mass, so she can't gain Super Speed by reducing her weight or become a Mighty Glacier by increasing it because she's only changing how strong the pull of gravity is on her body.
  • Mood Whiplash: Frequent in Chapter 5.
    • A notable instance when Nami realizes that Luffy’s expecting her to pay for the armada, currently consisting of 219 people, to eat at the Baratie until he can convince Zeff to join them. She then faints from euphoria when Luffy promises that she can have One Piece if she does.
    • Happens twice in a row with Patty. First his “pleasant” demeanor vanishes when he hears that the Straw Hats have 219 mouths to feed. Then it returns when Nami shows that they have enough money to pay for it.
    • Sanji is reduced to a similar state as when he saw his wanted poster when he finds out that Kaya is Usopp’s girlfriend, and they prove it with a passionate kiss. He snaps out of that in a second when he’s called to the kitchen, instantly ready to serve.
  • Mythology Gag: Since Kaya forbade Sanji from smoking around a recovering Zoro, he switched temporarily to lollipops. Fans know that among 4Kids heavy censorship of the anime, Sanji's cigarettes were changed to lollipops.
  • Narrative Profanity Filter: Chapter 12. When Buggy asks if Crocus recognized him, the latter seemed to remember the former having a crush on Shanks. Buggy goes ballistic.
  • Never Say That Again:
    • In Chapter 2, when Luffy starts singing his islands song, Nami interrupts him with this after he starts the second verse.
    • In Chapter 5, Luffy has this reaction on himself when he says “Listen up, me hearties!”
  • Nice Hat: Mihawk's. And Zoro decides to wear it as a trophy.
  • Official Couple: Usopp and Kaya.
    • After an explanation in Chapter 4, Luffy is OK with this happening to him and Hancock.
  • Oh, Crap!: Igaram's reaction to seeing Luffy in Whiskey Peak, immediately recognizing him and assuming that they are doomed considering that his bounty is higher than Crocodile's.
    • Played for Laughs when Garp proufly announces his grandson's decision to become a Marine to Sengoku. You can feel the Fleet Admiral's horror at the idea of another Monkey to deal with rising off the page.
  • Original Character: Gin meets one in Loguetown that has a small but important role: a very old and enigmatic shipwright called Ohama, who is impressed by Gin's spirit and furnishes one of his finest ships for him and the Krieg pirates (they had stayed on the other ships of the fleet until then). His monologue after Gin leaves reveals that he is Tom's master.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • From Nami, in the very opening lines of the fic.
    • Brook gives one when he briefly contemplates waiting in the Florian Triangle for Luffy to reach him.
  • Promoted to Love Interest:
    • Kaya for Usopp.
    • Hancock for Luffy, surprisingly. In fact, Luffy actually does like Hancock, he just didn't want to marry her before because he thought marriage meant having kids. Once Nami and Usopp clear this misunderstanding, he decides he can marry her, and has already implied he wants to.
  • Psychoactive Powers: The reason Brook could eat, produce waste, breathe or even get tired is because he kept believing he was alive and had a working body, thus his soul replicated those symptoms. Once he transcends that belief, he no longer has any limits to his physicality.
  • Public Secret Message: After the events in Arlong Park, Luffy reveals himself as the captain to Nezumi to keep Nami from bearing the full brunt of the Marines' ire. Since he knows he'll be in the newspaper, he puts in a coded message to inform the other four members of his crew that they remember their past lives.
  • Secret Keeper: Kaya is the only one besides the original Straw Hats who knows about the time travel; Luffy has stated that they’ll tell the rest of the crew only when they start insisting.
  • Seen It All: Any veteran from the Grand Line about the insanity that goes on there. It goes to the point that Crocus guesses the core crew are time travellers and doesn't immediately dismiss the idea because "Stranger things have happened" (Zeff does, but then again he never went to the New World, Crocus did).
  • Shipper on Deck: As of Chapter 5, Kaya is determined to get Nami and Sanji together.
  • Ship Tease: Between Sanji and Nami.
  • Shout-Out: Oh, so much. In chronological order:
    • Vegapunk identifies his time machine as the Flux Capacitor.
      • And in Chapter 12, it's stated that Usopp read the term out of a book to Chopper once in the future past.
    • The three members of Buggy’s crew that they pick up en route to Orange Town introduce themselves as Moe, Larry, and Shemp, collectively known as The Three Stooges. The author even lampshades it:
    Duncan: (A/N: Yes, yes I did just do that)
    • Nami mentions Lord of the Flies once in Chapter 3.
    • Luffy quotes The Charge of the Light Brigade in Chapter 4.
    Duncan: And yes, poetry was part of his training. Don’t ask why, you’re not ready.
    Moe: Really quite filthy down here.
    • Usopp debuts much in the same way as Oz, the great and terrible.
    • Usopp and Kaya, who have become a couple in this fic, refer to each other as Gatsby and Daisy.
    • Kaya is once described as ‘unconsciously channeling the best healer of Soul Society.’
    • A Shout-Out to the 4Kids dub when Sanji sucks on lollipops instead of smoking while in the vicinity of the recovering Zoro.
    • The Black Cat Pirates.
      • Kuro references himself from the 4Kids dub of the video game One Piece Grand Battle.
      • One is a short ginger-haired man named Oliver.
      • Abraham, Giuseppe, Casey, O’Malley, Toulouse, and Berlioz are all taken from The Aristocats.
      • Jiji comes from Kiki's Delivery Service.
      • Salem comes from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. One of the other crewmates even calls him by that cat's surname, Saberhagen.
    • Calling Gaimon Gai-sensei gives him the strange urge to style his eyebrow and start shouting about youth.
    • When Nami tells Sanji to show Nezumi her displeasure at trying to take her loot, he simply nods and responds with "As you wish." (a reference to The Princess Bride.)
    • Another one given to The Wizard of Oz in Chapter 8, though much briefer.
    • The other staff of the Syrup Village mansion are the staff from Beauty and the Beast.
    • The Veggie Trio quotes The Borg’s iconic “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.”
    • Due to the Shock and Awe with which Nami defeats Arlong, her epithet is changed to “Lightning Thief.“
    • Luffy's freakout when he realizes a furious and vengeful Garp is in Loguetown ends with "DESTROY US ALL! DESTROY US ALL! DESTROY US ALL! DESTROY US ALL!"
    • After some hard thinking about how to handle Garp, Luffy proclaims he has 12% of a plan. Zoro quips that it's better than 11%.
    • When Cabaji remarks on how weird the armada is thus far and asks if it could get any weirder, Mohji replies that it could if they got an amorphous white creature with ADD and OCD that was a powerful Reality Warper and annoying enough to make the sun grimace. This, as well as the sun morphing, winking to the audience, and morphing back afterwards, is a clear reference to Soul Eater.
    • Alvida's description of herself after eating the Sube Sube no Mi comes directly from Shrek 2 after the eponymous ogre sees the result of him drinking the Happily Ever After potion.
    • The most traditional sense of one in the Author's Notes at the start of the tenth chapter, praising the One Piece Self-Insert fic This Bites! as "Hands down the best SI I've ever read."
    • This line from Usopp in Chapter 10: "By the time I'm done with you, every one of you will have more gadgets and gizmos than a billionaire vigilante with a flair for theatricality and some misplaced sense of self-righteousness."
    • Perhaps unintentional, as it was muffled by distance, but when Usopp chastises the owner of a Queen Transponder Snail about neglecting the poor creature, said owner's speech is about as coherent as any given adult in the Peanuts series.
    • After Zoro wins his "fight" with Tashigi by disarming her with a knife hand:
    Tashigi: You cheated!
    Zoro: Pirate.
  • Shown Their Work: The author makes a note of explaining the differences between weight and mass in regards to Miss Valentine's powers.
  • Slasher Smile: A notable instance in Chapter 13, when Nami's given the opportunity to leave the annoying Mr. 9 and Miss Wednesday to Kaya'
  • Sleepwalking: Garp keeps fighting Luffy even after he is knocked out.
  • Something Only They Would Say: How Luffy identifies to Nami and Usopp that he also remembers his past life.
  • Speak in Unison: Carrot, Pepper, and Onion, perpetually and perfectly. Usopp’s explanation:
    Usopp: I don’t know what happened. I think I made an off-hand comment about how speaking in unison is cool, and ever since they’ve been side characters in a horror story.
  • Spit Take: Coby has this reaction when Luffy announces his intention to have Zoro join his crew…and said spit is directed at Nami. She’s not amused.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Dragon pulls this on his son at Loguetown.
  • Team Mom: Kaya becomes this for many of the new recruits, who see her as sort of an angel - an example is when she comforts Pearl after he gets injured. They are, however, absolutely crushed by learning she's Usopp's girlfriend, and Kaya herself doesn't allow them to lust after her.
  • Theme Naming: All ships of the armada beside the Going Merry have their names beginning with "B": Big Top, Bezan Black and Baratie. The original ship got by Jin in Loguetown is named Blitz. Buggy even take notice of this in-story.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • For all of Luffy’s absolute resolve to be sure that he never has to go through a situation like the ambush again, he has this reaction at least once when he decides to gain that strength through training under his grandfather. Training from Hell, that is.
    • Nami feels this way twice. First when she makes Luffy realize what will happen when the Marine catches wind of a New World-level crew of newbies in the East Blue, and he decides to go on with his plans anyway. The next time is when she realizes that, having defeated Arlong all by herself and gotten a bounty that, while much lower than Luffy's, is currently the second highest in the crew will mean being targeted more strongly.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Luffy trained under Garp for 18 months after he was sent back. This means that not only is he at least as strong as when he entered the New World, but he has complete mastery of all three forms of Haki and the Rokushiki (Six Powers) techniques, and most blatantly, he’s much smarter.
    • Zoro, employing both Koshiro and Mihawk’s teachings, is no less powerful than he was in the New World when he rejoins the crew. The proof of this is shown most of all when he duels Mihawk again at the Baratie, and wins.
    • Usopp’s cowardice has been significantly diminished with his future experiences; not only has he grown so skilled in fighting that he could easily have decimated the Black Cats on his own (though with tactics and traps; he’s strong, but he’s still the weakest of the crew), but he worked up the courage to get closer to Kaya, and they’ve become a couple.
    • After managing to not snap completely when he found himself back on his ship, Brook strenghtened his body in a few days, recovered his shadow by quickly dispatching Ryuma in Thriller Bark, then traveled all the way back through the Grand Line to reach Laboon; the last part of his travel consisted in scaling the Red Line and running along it until Reverse Mountain. He may now be even stronger than he was before being sent back in time.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Alvida. Luffy gave her a small "The Reason You Suck" Speech laced with Conqueror's Haki before sending her flying, and she took it to heart hard, becoming a humble good Samaritan up until she meets Luffy again and joins his crew. Heck, even after she eats the Sube Sube no Mi, she only cares about what she looks like inside.
  • Too Many Babies: The reason Luffy didn't want to marry Boa Hancock? He thought it meant having kids due to a lack of sex education, and he didn't want to leave them like his dad, Ace's dad and Usopp's dad. After Usopp and Nami clear this up for him, he decides he does want to marry Hancock and even considers making a nursery for the Thousand Sunny.
  • Training from Hell:
    • The Straw Hats had to go through serious training over the three years before they’d meet again in order to get back to New World strength. Luffy’s is the most explicit.
    • And then they put all of the new recruits through similar vigorous training as well.
  • Tranquil Fury: Kaya, as seen in the Shout-Out section where she's channeling Retsu Unohana. Even Nami is terrified of her when she comes under the spotlight, and it's even enough to make Zoro and Sanji cease hostilities. It shows some inkling of a Split Personality.
  • Unstoppable Rage:
    • Garp, from the moment he sees Luffy's wanted poster. Luffy senses it with his Haki an hour away from Loguetown, and is downright terrified.
    • When Usopp finds a Queen Transponder Snail that he can buy, he's overjoyed. When he finds that the creature itself is emaciated, he's furious, and promptly shouts the owner into parting with the downright priceless animal for free.
    • When Alvida finds out that Miss Valentine's powers allow her to lose weight without even trying, she demolishes the building that said Officer Agent was standing on and prepares to beat her face in, 'for fat girls everywhere!'
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Where Nami seems to keep all of her cash. And there’s a lot of it.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Kuro gets a big one. Like Kaya's relationship with Usopp wasn't an obstacle already (see the Angst? What Angst? entry), upon "first" meeting him the Strawhats make him nervous with cat-related jokes. As he shows up on the shore the next day, witnessing how his crew has been quickly defeated, he already lets out that he wanted to kill them anyway. He is then confronted by a Luffy that's way out of his league, completely losing any cool left until Luffy one-shots him.

Alternative Title(s): New Game Plus


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