Ace let Akainu hit him so to not let Luffy get hit. That's it.
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Nah.. His problem was he got contented on what he was. He was finally accepted as family by WB and that was all he wanted. Ace already have his df when he fought Jinbei and they were on par with each other. They fought for days and obviously Ace was able to take all of those physical attacks coming from a fishman. After that I didn't see any growth from him whatsoever. He lost his desire he had when he was still a kid. He didn't neglect training his own strength, it's just that he didn't do it with much muster as before.
Originally Posted by Sirxxx
You should also give credit to BB as well. That sob is tough too. Also, he even gave credit to Ace strength even without his df. BB was just stronger than him at that point.
This. The problem is that Akainu just had to brag about how his df is superior to Ace. That's why people are still debating about it.
Originally Posted by xioaxioa
Ace made his body solid to stop Akainu's punch. If it were just a just a physical punch, Ace could probably fixed it with his logia power and lessen the damage taken but it wasn't just a physical attack. Ace couldn't handle the heat even with his fire logia. If he activated his df he could have lessen the damage and might avoid a fatal blow but he would still get burned just the same as his arm when he touched Akainu.
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its true he is dead...after all this thread is called ace's potential...thats why i'm posted that post...
Originally Posted by FenixMarco