Nightmare Luffy's impressive punching power momentarily swings the momentum in favor of our heroes, but when the rubber-man's hulking physique returns to normal, the bad guys get back in the game. Gecko Moria devours every shadow in sight as he monsters up in a heinous attempt to permanently sink the Straw Hats. Luffy, battered beyond belief, pushes his body past the breaking point as he seeks to save his friends and deliver the decisive blow in this battle for the ages. When the dust clears, only Zoro and Sanji are left standing to protect their fallen captain from the brutish Bartholomew Kuma! Should one of them somehow withstand a savage beating from this towering behemoth, the crew just might survive long enough to welcome a new member who holds surprising ties to a whale of a friend from their past!
One Piece (Uncut) Collection 31 (Eps 373-384)
The Pain of My Crewmates Is My Pain