Why does Ace's right arm have "Asce" written with the "s" crossed over?

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    Guess the tatooist couldn't spell...
    – Oded
    Apr 4 '14 at 10:24
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    The "S" in the tattoo is a tribute to sabo who as far as they know is dead
    – Robin
    Apr 4 '14 at 10:42
  • @Robin More detailed answer please.
    – Claudio
    Apr 4 '14 at 10:45
  • i'll write 1 up when i have the time for it right now i'm kinda short on time. that's why i put it as a comment :P
    – Robin
    Apr 4 '14 at 10:48
  • while watching last episode - was thinking about this question only and bang on your ques gave me good idea to think upon, and answer by @kenneth is convincing
    – exexzian
    Apr 6 '14 at 13:01

Sabo's Jolly Roger

It's Sabo's Jolly Roger.

Ace had another tattoo on his upper left bicep that spells "ASCE" vertically. The "S" crossed out is a tribute to Sabo as that's his jolly roger.

(Source: Portgas D. Ace on One Piece Wiki)

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    It could also be a reference to the letter Ace and Luffy got from Sabo when he sailed out. Sabo himself signed it with "Sabo" and then a cross over a capital S, saying he is out of the "ASL"-crew. While we can all agree that it is tribute to Sabo, I don't see why Ace would specifically refer to Sabo's jolly roger as he never actually saw that flag. So he wouldn't have been able to know what Sabo's flagged had looked like. i.stack.imgur.com/Dhl6e.jpg Jan 21 '15 at 23:32
  • The "A" stands for "Ace"
  • The "S (with a cross over it)" stands for "Sabo"
  • The "C" stands for "Crybaby" A.K.A Luffy
  • The "E" stands for "Edward Newgate" A.K.A. "Whitebeard"

Dressrosa Arc spoiler:

The reason for the cross over the "S" is because "Sabo" was thought to be dead by everyone.

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    Any canon sources to back this up? Jan 18 '16 at 2:27
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    I haven't heard of this being an acronym before. AFAIK it's just his name with Sabo's jolly roger added.
    – giraffesyo
    Jan 24 '16 at 5:56
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    "C stands for crybaby?" I'm curious, where did you read that?
    – solalito
    Jan 24 '16 at 11:52
  • This cannot possibly be true because Ace had the tattoo before he met boarded Whitebeard's ship, as seen in the anime, episode 461 Jul 13 '18 at 17:41
  • S stands for - Smile Sweet Sister Sadistic Surprise Service S A B O
    – user45359
    Mar 11 '19 at 5:04

The S is a tribute to Sabo, for a cover once Oda drew Ace, Sabo and Luffy in their late teens, if the ship incident had never happened, and Ace's tattoo read ACE.



ace has the s crossed out because it is a tribute to sabo.enter image description here


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