Taking advantage of several weaknesses, including his stupidity and similarities to Luffy, the Straw Hats continue to wear away at Oars despite his continued persistence. While the others were intending to hold off Oars until Luffy takes out Gecko Moriah, Zoro intends to fight the giant to test his new sword Shuusui. Meanwhile, after Nami gained interrogated intel that Perona is taking the Thousand Sunny, she arrive to confront the girl as the mysterious figure makes his presence known. Perona recognizes the figure as Bartholomew Kuma of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, Kuma requesting for Moria before he is forced to make Perona disappear with his ungloved hand due to her defiance. Displaying his unnatural speed to Nami while asking of Luffy's ties to Ace, Kuma takes his leave while telling her of his "choice to be here". Elsewhere, realizing he caught Doppelman, Luffy finds out that he has been chasing after Moriah's shadow the entire time.