He was a known member of Fisher Tiger's crew and became a merciless dictator in East Blue. He had the highest bounty in East Blue at the time, and when Borsalino captured him, he was sent to Impel Down. So why was he not there during the big jail break?

I doubt he got left behind, because Buggy did most of the freeing of prisoners.

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We currently have the following timeline of things happening to Arlong:

  1. Arlong gets beaten by Borsalino (Kizaru) and sent to Impel Down.
  2. Arlong is released from Impel Down when Jinbe became a Shichibukai.
  3. Arlong had a fight with Jinbe and started the Arlong Pirates and went to East Blue and settled on Cocoyasi Island.
  4. Luffy and crew follow Nami to Cocoyasi Island where Luffy beats up Arlong.
  5. All of Arlong's crew get arrested (exception: Hatchan) by marines.

I skipped a large chunk between points 3 and 4 because it's irrelevant. You can find all of Arlong's history here.

At point 5 when they got arrested you would assume that he would have been sent to Impel Down again, but it is futher unknown what has happened to Arlong as it hasn't been shown or told in the anime or manga.

  • Don't forget, Hatchan got arrested but he escaped
    – Wouter
    Feb 27, 2017 at 10:19

I'm not sure what happened to Arlong, but according to Hodi Jones he was killed by humans...

From chapter 634

From chapter 634

And from the Anime Episode #554:

From Episode #554 screenshot 1
From Episode #554 screenshot 2

  • But that looks like a meme!!!!
    – TGamer
    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:37

Arlong was released earlier on Jinbes request.

Source: http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Arlong#After_Tiger.27s_Death

  • you are right one that he was released on Jinbe's request but this all happened before the impel down saga. arlong got arrested again on cocoyashi island and it is unknown where he is now
    – Robin
    Aug 15, 2013 at 7:42
  • And he got recaptured though.
    – TGamer
    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:38

the implication (that will never be confirmed or denied because either way raises plot holes) is that he was killed during his battle with Luffy. That's what Hordy is referencing, I believe.

  • You can expand on your answer by adding some details to why this would create plot holes to better support the claim that he was killed in battle Oct 13, 2020 at 16:48

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