In this post, we will be discussing the real reason why Whitebeard didn’t want to become Pirate King. It’s been a long time since he was in the New World, couldn’t he find it? Or is it that he didn’t even want the title?
Edward Newgate mostly known as Whitebeard was also known as “The Strongest Man in the World” and “The Man closest to One Piece” after Gol D. Roger died.
Whitebeard since his younger years, he always dreamt about having his own family, being carefree and cheerful guy. Whilst his comrades and crew always desired treasures and looting, Whitebeard wanted a big family.
Here are some examples were Whitebeard preferred the need for a family over actually trying to become Pirate King.
The way he asked Portgas D. Ace to join his crew
“It’d be a shame if you died here, kid. If you still want to wreak havoc on this sea, bear my name on your back and go wild as much as you like! Become my son!”
It shows us his love towards his crewmates that he calls his sons. He is showing us how he will protect him if needs be by bear his name on your back. Showing other pirates that if someone messes with a pirate with WB name on their back, they will have to face Whitebeard himself.
Which brings us to the second example during the Paramount Wars in Marineford.
When the Marines decided to make a public execution of Portgas D. Ace for being Gol D. Roger’s son. Whitebeard showed up with a whole strategy to destroy his way to bring Ace back to his family.
Whenever he recalls something from his memories, it was always him remembering that the children of his younger days are still children in his eyes like former Admiral Aokiji, Buggy and Shanks.
His death shows us even more about his character, he loved his crew as his family, by never running away and always being proud of his family.
Even in death, his body did not fall. His figure, taking down enemies while losing half of his head, was truly monstrous. The total number of sword wounds he received in this battle was 267. He was shot by 152 bullets and was hit by 46 cannonballs. And despite all this, his proud back, over the course of his entire life as a pirate, never received a single scar from running away!
Just prior his death he recalled his last memory of himself enjoying a drinking session with Gol D. Roger and having a conversation were Roger told Whitebeard about his deadly, incurable condition and his time will soon fade away. So, Gol D. Roger wanted to tell Whitebeard about the One Piece.
You want to know how to get to Raftel, Whitebeard?” to which Whitebeard replied “doesn’t really matter to me since I don’t really plan on going there. Gol D. Roger finished by telling him what the D stands for in his name.
To show how much respect Whitebeard had for Gol D. Roger in his dying words he yelled out “One Piece… really exists.” All out from respect and believing that the One Piece really exists not even knowing if it is true or not.
Whitebeard knew that it will shake the Marines and give them some disadvantage as more pirates will venture the seas and bring havoc with them. Even mentioning that that Gol D. Roger isn’t waiting for Blackbeard and when the D will arise, he will destroy the World Government and be unprecedented change along with him and the WG already know that this will happen and are trying to extinguish the flames before it arrives.
Last thing, Whitebeard just wanted a big family, all working and helping each other even when Squard stabbed him he simply stated that children should not be punished for their parents’ sin. He reminded that Ace wasn’t to blame for Roger killing his former crew. All this by remaining calm, forgave him and understanding towards him. That’s it from me show you enjoyed it and share your thoughts by commenting below 😊