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What Episode Does Whitebeard Die? 

What Episode Does Whitebeard Die? 
One Piece

Whitebeard is one of the greatest pirates in the One Piece series. Few pirates are strong and at the same level as Whitebeard, even though he died in one of the most interesting episodes of One Piece. Whitebeard’s death shocked the world, but he knew the time was right for him to meet his end. We will discuss the episode where Whitebeard died and other things about Whitebeard. Let’s start by looking at Whitebeard and his past. Whitebeard’s real name is Edward Newgate; he became the captain of Whitebeard Pirates.

Whitebeard formed his crew since he had no family and believed that every pirate on his crew was his family. He became famous for being the strongest pirate after Gol D. Roger’s death. Whitebeard used to have many territories, and no one would mess up with his territory. Before he formed his pirate crew, Edward used to be an orphan living on the island of Sphinx. Due to his reputation, he became a member of Rocks Pirates, where he traveled many journeys and became part of the Four Emperors ruling the New World during his era.

Whitebeard died during the Summit War of Marineford, but we will reveal all the details below. He became best friends with Gol D. Roger during his prime, and the two enjoyed fighting together. Whitebeard was one of the pirates with the highest bounty during his era. But after Ace was arrested and during the execution, he allied with Monkey D. Luffy to save Ace. Whitebeard also played an important role in Luffy’s life. Let’s learn more about Whitebeard below. 

What Episode Does Whitebeard Die? 

Whitebeard died in One Piece Episode 485, titled: “Settling the Score – Whitebeard vs. The Blackbeard Pirates.” This was one of the greatest episodes of the One Piece series, even though a few members of the Whitebeard crew were manipulated. Whitebeard arrives with his pirate crew during Ace’s execution. Whitebeard couldn’t let one of his sons die even though Ace had accepted death. Whitebeard knew he was still recovering, but he risked his life to save his son. This happened in the Marine fold, and Whitebeard was ready to face anything that could happen. Blackbeard and his pirate crew learn about Ace’s execution and arrive in Marineford.

What Episode Does Whitebeard Die? 

Whitebeard vs. Blackbeard Teech

Blackbeard knew that it was his chance to acquire what he came for, but Whitebeard was too strong, and he took down Blackbeard’s pirates from the execution platform. He realizes that he has to settle scores with Blackbeard to avenge his sons Ace and Thatch. Whitebeard vs. Blackbeard begins, and Blackbeard’s powers to cancel  Devil Fruit’s abilities have no match against Whitebeard. Whitebeard also suffered serious injuries and managed to pin Blackbeard to the ground after grabbing him by the throat.

Whitebeard almost kills Blackbeard using his Devil Fruit. However, Teach survives all might blow, and his crew realizes that they must provide backup and begins to stab Whitebeard from the back using g blades and pistols. When Whitebeard is about to die, he recalls his battle with Roger and his journey as a pirate to build a family. However, Whitebeard died standing while holding his weapon, and he didn’t fall to the ground, which proves that he was a stronger warrior who died while standing. Whitebeard believes that someone will carry Roger. 

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Who Killed Whitebeard? 

Blackbeard Pirate Crew killed Whitebeard, but they only landed finishing blows since Akainu manipulated Whitebeard’s death to make Whitebeard weak, knowing that no one could kill Whitebeard when he was healthy. However, Whitebeard brought this to himself after letting one of his sons stab him. His idea th also happened because he knew that he had played his role and the new era was about to begin, so he decided to protect the beginning of a new era. Blackbeard can claim that he killed Whitebeard since they are the ones who attacked Whitebeard on the brink of death. 

Blackbeard Teech

Blackbeard Teech

What Happened To Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit After His Death?

Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit was taken by Blackbeard, who knew that Whitebeard would be covered, and taking the Devil Fruit would make him a great pirate. After Whitebeard’s death, Teech realizes that he got what he wanted and decides to leave with his crew, and no one stops him from taking Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit. Teech is the new wielder of Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit: 

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