“RUBBER PISTOL!”[TL note: Gomu Gomu no Pistol (Gomu Gomu no Pisutoru, literally meaning “Rubber Rubber Pistol/Gun “): Luffy’s signature attack; he stretches his arm back then throws a devastating punch. In other words, it is a standard straight punch augmented with stretching. This attack can be used from short to long-range. Luffy would typically increase the striking reach of the fist by ‘charging up’ by repeatedly swinging his un-stretched punching arm around before using the spinning force to both stretch his arm to its limits and maximize the hitting power. This is called Gum-Gum Pistol in the Viz Manga and FUNimation dub, Gum-Gum Blast in the 4Kids dub, Rubber Pistol in Episodes 1-53 of the Odex dub, and Rubber Rubber Pistol in the Odex dub after Episode 53.]
Luffy suddenly shook his fist. Then, looking at Luffy’s extremely fast-stretching arm, Lin Tian’s face finally changed, revealing a curious color.
Lin Tian’s silhouette disappeared in front of everyone in an instant, and the attacks of Luffy and Ace were all empty. Then, in everyone’s curious eyes, Lin Tian suddenly appeared beside Luffy.
Luffy was immediately taken aback, took a few steps back, and fired a “rubber pistol” again.
Luffy’s current attack speed is like a snail crawl to Lin Tian. Even if his eyes are closed, Lin Tian can accurately avoid it.
When Lin Tian dodges Luffy’s fist gently on one side of Lin Tian, Luffy once again loudly roared while shaking his arm quickly. “RUBBER RUBBER PISTOL SHOTGUN!”[TL note: Gomu Gomu no Pistol “Shot” (Gomu Gomu no Pisutoru Shotto or Shottogan, literally meaning “Rubber Rubber Pistol/Gun: ‘Buckshot’ “): Starts off as an ordinary Pistol attack, after which Luffy “twangs” his stretched arm, causing his fist to connect multiple times. In the anime, this is called Gomu Gomu no Pistol and Shot (or merely called Gomu Gomu no Shot/Shotgun). In the Viz Manga, this is called Gum-Gum Pistol Shotgun, while in the 4Kids dub, it is called Gum-Gum Quake. The kanji’s literal reading for “shot/shotgun” is sandan (lit. scattering bullet), the Japanese term for buckshot.]
Faced with this constantly flashing fist, a hint of surprise flashed across Lin Tian’s face, gently extended the hand, and yelled for ‘imprisonment’.
“What! Why can’t my hand be retracted?!”
No matter how hard he tried to pull his arm back, he could only stretch his arms.
Seeing this scene, Ace, who attacked from behind, thought to himself: ‘This person, like Luffy, is a Devil Fruit Ability User.’
Dadan said softly to Garp: “Garp, what happened right now should be unfair. This Lin Tian should be the one who is hailed as Marine’s strongest genius…”
As for Garp’s position in Marine, Dadan knew a little about some secret things. After seeing the news in the newspaper at that time, Dadan had already remembered Lin Tian’s name.
“Yes,” Garp nodded in response: “He became my student three years ago, he trained at Marine headquarters for a year, stayed at the Grand Line for two years, and now his military rank is already a Marine Commodore. His battle strength has reached the Marine Rear Admiral or even higher.”
“S…” Hearing Garp’s words, Dadan couldn’t help but suck in a cold breath, looking shocked and curious at Lin Tian, who was fighting Luffy and Ace in the field.
With Garp’s teaching, this Lin Tian should be very strong, but she didn’t expect him to be so strong. His battle strength has reached the Rear Admiral while still being thirteen years old.
‘No wonder those big bosses at Marine headquarters and World Government regarded him as Marine’s strongest genius.’
After thinking about it, Dadan whispered: “With such a strong strength, you actually want them to defeat him. How can their current strength be comparable?”
Garp replied a little serious: “It is precisely because of this that Lin Tian would beat them that they will give up trying to become a pirate.” Then, after a pause, Garp continued: “I left the two of them here just because I don’t want them to take the path of pirates. But now things have evolved like this, I sometimes wonder if this is fate?”
“Hey…” Dadan lightly sighed and set her eyes on the court again. Regarding Garp’s thoughts, without saying more, she could already guess it.
Feeling the sky-splitting sound behind him, Lin Tian gave a backhand punch and directly met the two crossed water pipes in Ace’s hand with his flesh fist.
There was a buzzing sound.
Just like Luffy, Ace’s whole body trembled under the power of Lin Tian. His figure flew upside down, almost unable to hold the old water pipe in his hand anymore.
“Luffy, take this!” Ace shouted loudly. With a peng sound, his body fell heavily, and he slipped a few meters away on the ground.
Luffy took a leap, caught the old water pipe, and quickly backed up until he couldn’t stretch out his arms far. Then, looking at Lin Tian in front, his feet were loosened, and the whole person flew towards Lin Tian.
“RUBBER RUBBER ROCKET!”[TL note: Gomu Gomu no Rocket (Gomu Gomu no Roketto, literally meaning “Rubber Rubber Rocket” ): Luffy’s main method of traveling long distances fast. He stretches out one or both of his arms, grabs a handhold, and then retracts them, projecting himself high into the air at high speeds, over great distances, or even into an opponent. This technique is often times reckless, especially if not done properly, as Luffy could accidentally propel himself into a body of water or worse. Indeed, Luffy has little to no control after launching himself, being unable to change directions in mid-flight, and is only able to (barely) decelerate before landing. This is called Gum-Gum Rocket in the Viz Manga and 4Kids and Funimation dubs. However, sometimes, when this technique is used in the anime, Luffy dubs it with a different title, like Gum-Gum Pardon the Intrusion or Gum-Gum Mooring Line.]
“Have a taste of this new trick!” Luffy raised the old water pipe in his hand and shouted loudly. Behind, Ace also got up and attacked Lin Tian, flanking him back and forth.
“BLACK SWORD.” Lin Tian right hand lightly grasped a dark black long sword slowly appeared in hand.
And at this time, Luffy and Ace had already come in front of Lin Tian, jumped high, moved towards Lin Tian….
With a scream, they saw a cold glow flashing past. Everyone hadn’t realized what had happened. Lin Tian’s silhouette had disappeared from the position just now and appeared again in front of Luffy…. The Black Sword in his hand is placed on Luffy’s shoulder. The sharp black blade was so close to Luffy’s neck.
Looking at this scene, Ace immediately carried the old water pipe and was about to rush up. But before he got up, he found something was wrong. The weight of the old water pipe in his hand was wrong. So he looked down and found that only a short section of a water pipe in his hand was left.
The smooth incision came out of the fracture, and everything was shown. All this was made by Lin Tian with that black sword in his hand.
Lin Tian slowly withdrew the Black Sword in his hand.
With a light wave, this Black Sword disappeared from Lin Tian’s hand very suddenly, then he said, “I lost! This duel isn’t fair, so I lost.”
Lin Tian, who had been torturing them, suddenly withdrew his weapon. No one understood why Lin Tian did this.
After a pause, Lin Tian said with a faint smile: “In this kind of place, it’s not a stage for you two. The sea is the stage of the true powerhouse. Remember! I will wait for you on the Grand Line.”
Although they don’t know why Lin Tian did this, Ace showed a smile on his face and confidently said: “Don’t worry, I will go to the Grand Line. I won’t be in the same situation when I meet you again.”
Luffy also said quickly: “I will go too. I am going to be the Pirate King. I will definitely defeat you by then.”
“Really?” Lin Tian was looking forward to meet them on the Grand Line.
“You three stinky brats…” Garp’s angry voice came from behind.
Lin Tian felt a swelling in his heart. ‘It’s over.’
Just now, he only cared about his own thoughts and forgot what Garp had explained to him. He wanted Lin Tian to beat them completely so that Luffy and Ace had no choice but to retreat. But, he didn’t expect at the last moment that Lin Tian smelly brat would come up with such words and encouraged them to become a pirate instead plus what he said about meeting at Grand Line.
Garp’s anger can be imagined.
Feeling the intense killing intent behind, Lin Tian didn’t think much and directly hid to the side at speed twice as fast as ‘Shave’.
There was a loud “bang”.
Where Lin Tian was standing, Garp’s half-squatting silhouette appeared. The entire ground was shaken violently under the power of Garp. One after another, huge crack appeared on the ground, like a spider web.
It seemed that when Lin Tian avoided the direction, Garp silhouette also flashed and immediately chased Lin Tian.
Finding that Garp was catching up- “ARMAMENT HAKI. OBSERVATION HAKI.”
Noticing Garp’s fist behind him, hitting his head, Lin Tian took a halt and suddenly turned around, raising the black fist covered by the Haki and facing Garp’s fist.
Comparing power, Lin Tian was definitely not Garp’s opponent. Lin Tian also knows this. He also knows that Garp’s speed is several times faster than his own. Therefore, it is difficult for him to avoid Garp’s attack.
Like an imposing manner of a meteor falling from a high altitude, two fists slammed together.
When the fists collided, the powerful force was vented in the sky, and the surrounding air violently collided. Under the collision, the electric charge of the air emitted one after another lightning, accompanied by one after another thunderous thunder.
At the same time, a powerful shock wave moved in all directions, and the thick trees around the two of them instantly broke into countless pieces. The original dense jungle immediately fell into pieces.
The shock wave came to Luffy and the others at a breakneck speed. Luffy, who was standing in front, was blown out at once. Ace quickly extended his hand and grabbed Luffy by the collar, and the two of them were blown out together.
Ace hurriedly grabbed a few roots of a big tree, hiding behind the huge few roots, avoiding the impact, and pulling Luffy hard behind the few roots.
The strength of the Mountain Bandits in the back was not as strong as Luffy and Ace. They didn’t even stay for a sec and were blown out immediately.
Dadan knows Garp’s strength, and when she sees that the situation is wrong, she hastily dragged Makino behind the trees and protected Makino with her body. After all, Makino is just an ordinary person.
Fortunately, Lin Tian and Garp also know that their two destructive powers are too big, and the place where they fought was a little far away. Otherwise, the power of the two could not be blocked by these big trees.
The shock wave dissipated, and Luffy and the others who also avoided slowly walked out of the hiding place, standing on the hill. The scene of the two was fighting was panoramic.
In the hurriedly green forest, an empty circle with a radius of tens of meters appeared. The entire ground was hung with several layers, pale black soil, and rocks buried deep in the soil.
Looking at this scene, the four of them couldn’t help but sucked in cold air and looked surprised. Makino was so scared that she covered her mouth with her hands. This scene was very shocking for her….
In the field, Garp silhouette stood in the middle of the field, while Lin Tian was beaten by Garp lying on the ground, unable to even speak.
“Hey, Luffy, let’s go quickly. This old man is too powerful. If we stay here, we will be even worse.” Ace said softly.
Luffy nodded hurriedly followed behind Ace and slid to the side, but how could their movements escape Garp’s eyes?
“Hmph! These two stinky brats wanted to take the opportunity to slip away…” Garp coldly snorted.
With one foot, the ground under that foot splits immediately. Numerous cracks appear on the ground like spider webs, with this reaction force. Garp flew high and landed exactly in front of Luffy and Ace. Ace and Luffy, who were slipping away, were frightened by this.
When they saw that Garp was in the smoke, the shock on their faces turned into fear, and the two of them hurriedly ran behind. Garp let out a rough breath and directly caught up with them.
“Aaaaah… stinky old man.”
This miserable scream stopped for a few minutes. He glanced at the three people lying on the ground.
Garp patted his hands, his hands stuck in his waist, walk to the Mountain Bandit hut above, “You three brats, sleep here tonight.”
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