One of the most obvious features on Ace is his tattoos. Ace's back tattoo is left intact in the English version of the dub despite 4Kids' previous edits to crosses. At the same time Ace also promotes his tattoo to Luffy, something which is truly considered odd by 4Kids standards. Ace has a tattoo on his back of the Whitebeard symbol; a skull with a white mustache and a manji behind it. To avoid confusion between the two symbols and avoid slander for being a nazi, this was changed to crossbones in the shape of a "cross" in the anime, as well as in the most recent chapter of the manga.
Ace has another tattoo on his left arm by the shoulder: it reads "ASCE" with the "S" (apparently a mistake on the part of the tattoo artist, or, alternatively, the symbol that appeared on the flag of his old crew though it may also serves as a symbol of his other deceased sworn brother Sabo) crossed out. In the English version of the anime, Ace's shoulder tattoo signifying his name is edited out, as he is referred to there as "Portgaz D. Trace." He appears in One Piece Grand Adventure, once again without the tattoo on his arm.
Ace travels around the Grand Line on his boat which is constructed so his Mera Mera no Mi fuels the engine on the rear end allowing it to move.
Currently, Ace is one of the two known pirates to ever escape arrest by the Marine captain Smoker, the other escapee being Ace's younger brother Luffy. Ace and Smoker fought to a standstill in Alabasta.
He left Fuusha Village three years before Luffy, and he is a loyal crewman and commands the Second Division of Whitebeard, his captain.
In appearance, the two brothers are obviously related, despite the fact that Ace is more muscular than the rather lanky Luffy. He also sports rather childish freckles. He is apparently narcoleptic (a trait common amongst Ace's family) and therefore falls asleep on random occasions, making people wonder if he has dropped dead. As far as personality goes, Ace is much more intelligent, polite, and generally more bearable than his younger brother, which prompts the Straw Hat crew to question whether he is truly related to their bumbling captain. However, the brothers themselves are very close, Ace portraying typical good-big-brother behaviors such as asking the crew to keep an eye on his little brother.
It is revealed that Ace had a bounty of 550,000,000 in the One Piece Ten exhibition.
It is later revealed that Ace is not biologically related to Luffy at all, but is in fact the son of Gol D. Roger and Portgas D. Rouge. Ace took his mothers surname as a thanks for trading her own life while giving birth to him. Ace also hates his father for 'abandoning' his mother.
Powers and StatsEdit
Name: Portgas D. Ace, originally Gol D. Ace, epithet “Fire Fist Ace”
Origin: [Piece|One Piece]
Age: 20 at the time of his death
Classification: Human, Former 2nd division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates, Former Captain of the Spade Pirates, Logia Devil Fruit User.
Powers and Abilities: Super strength, Speed, Durability, Endurance, Agility, Stamina, Dexterity, Haki user (Haōshoku Haki), can dominate the will of others (Haoshoku Haki allows him to knock those with inadequate wills unconscious), Exceptional willpower (was one of the few people to be able to take a "baptizing" in boiling water in Impel Down without flinching, which is considered an impressive feat), ate the Mera Mera no Mi, a Logia type Devil Fruit, which allows him to create, control, and become fire, in the elemental state it allows him to access his entire physical body genuinely becomes fire and endows him with the ability to freely disperse and reform as well as the capacity to regenerate (low-high, going by shown feats) his elemental body, using his fire manipulation Ace can create a flame field around himself or allies to prevent targets from attacking him or people he is trying to protect, is able to form seemingly solid projectiles out his flames as seen with his Shinka: Shiranui technique, able to fire bullet like projectiles using his abilities, very skilled in hand to hand combat as described by Van Augur, small-scale weather manipulation (when he entered Jaya it stopped snowing for a few days by virtue of the ambient heat his elemental body released).
Destructive Capacity: Multi City-Block level+ (he matched Jinbe for five days in continuous battle when he was weaker), at least Town level+ with Entei
[]: At least Hypersonic+ (faster than pre-timeskip G2 Luffy).
[Strength|Lifting Strength]: Class G+ via powerscaling.
Stamina: Extremely large, was able to fight against a former member of the Shichibukai (Blackbeard) which should be representative of his all round battle stats, also was able to battle against Jinbe in a five day long fight.
Range: A few hundred meters with ranged attacks.
Standard Equipment: A knife.
Intelligence: Not overly smart excluding battle, expert in hand-to-hand (he was able to defeat Luffy in every fight they had before he got his Devil Fruit and after Luffy ate his), his position as leader of Whitebeard's second division fleet shows he has leadership abilities, he is an effective tracker (shown by hunting down Blackbeard), he is skilled in the use of his Devil Fruit abilities
Weaknesses: Cannot swim and becomes immobilized if more than half of his body is covered in water, often falls asleep while eating, apparently magma can directly harm him as it smothers out his fire (as shown when Akainu nailed him with a magma enhanced punch)
-Haki: There are normally two types of Haki regular people can tap into: the Kenbunshoku Haki which allows individuals to sense the presence of others, and Busōshoku Haki which allows individuals to create an invisible armor around them. There is however a third type of Haki, Haōshoku Haki, that only a few individuals can use. Ace is one of these people.
- -Haōshoku Haki (Color of the Conquering King):
The ability to knock out someone else or a large group. While
inexperienced users are restricted to intimidating one being or blindly knocking out any with weak wills around them, those with more expertise can pick out weak willed individuals in a large group to knock out. Kid Ace demonstrated Haoshoku Haki, when he made almost all the Bluejam pirates faint. It was triggered though in a moment of anger, when the pirates wounded Luffy.
-Mera Mera no Mi (Flame Flame Fruit): A Logia type Devil Fruit, this fruit allows the user to transform into fire at will as well as control it. The fruit's major strength like other Logia types allows the user to produce as well become the element they control. In this case, Ace is able to create, control, and becomefire. With this in mind, Ace is able to create fire-based attacks. The elemental state the ability endows him with also allows him to avoid conventional attacks as they only disperse him. Turning into fire also has the added effect of burning an opponent depending should the attack be close range and such. Though the user isfire in the elemental state, they are weak against magma, which can consume flames, and can be burned by it despite their dispersion, making it their natural enemy.
- -Hiken (Fire Fist): Ace's apparent signature attack. Ace turns his fist into flames and launches it as a column of fire at his target.
- -Higan (Fire Gun):
Pointing the index and middle fingers of both hands at an opponent like
guns, Ace turns his fingertips into flames and shoots bullets made of fire at them.
- -Shinka: Shiranui (Sacred Flame: Sea Fire):
Ace launches two long lances made of fire at his opponent's chest. The
lances have the combined effect of simultaneously burning an opponentwhile piercing their chest.
- -Jūjika (Cross-fire): Ace puts his index fingers together in a cross shape before launching a cross-shaped column of flame directly at his opponent.
- -Hotarubi (Firefly Light): Ace
creates many small, glowing greenish yellow fireballs that float around an enemy. The idea behind this attack's name is that before he attacks with them, the small fireballs look like fireflies in the air.
- Hidaruma (Fiery Doll):
After using Hotarubi to send the fireballs floating around in proximity
with the enemy, Ace sends them all flying into the target(s) all at once, burning them.
- -Kagerō (Heat Haze): Ace shoots a stream of fire from the palm of his hand.
- -Enjōmō (Flaming Net): Ace creates a circle of fire around a selected area, preventing anyone from entering or leaving it.
- -Kyokaen (Mirror Flame): Ace releases a large amount of flames and forms it in a firewall to defend against attacks..
- -Enkai (Flame Commandment): Ace conjures a large amount of flames around his body in preparation for an attack.
- -Hibashira (Fire Pillar): Ace shoots the collected flames straight upward like a large fire pillar, destroying a target above him.
-It can also be fired downwards to clear any enemies that might be below him while he's in mid-air.
- -Daienkai: Entei (Great Flame Commandment: Flame Emperor):
Ace's ultimate technique. Ace creates a gigantic fireball resembling
the sun and hurls it at his opponent to try to obliterate them. It created a huge explosion strong enough to cover half of a rather largeisland.