The Demon Guards arrive and overpower many of the prisoners, but Luffy, Jimbei and Crocodile defeat them in a single attack each. Buggy and Mr. 3 are trapped on Level 2 by a barrier made from Magellan's poison. On Level 1, Shiryu encounters Blackbeard, who is forcing his way into the prison, and after a conversation, Blackbeard proceeds onward. Hannyabal is ordered to hold off the prisoners until Magellan reaches Level 4. Sadie attacks the prisoners but Ivankov transforms into a woman to fight with her and allow Luffy to proceed. Luffy then encounters Hannyabal, who arrives prepared to fight him.