• Ace's death in One Piece was always inevitable according to series creator Eiichiro Oda, making it both tragic and frustrating from a meta perspective.
  • Despite the controversy surrounding Ace's death, it was necessary for the advancement of One Piece's story and the growth of protagonist Luffy.
  • While Ace's death is undeniably sad and avoidable, it ultimately benefited the series and solidified its ability to kill off characters and create dramatic tension.