my guess is half-brothers..same mother different father.. Ace's father died killed by Dragon and so was his wife for not being faithful then Dragon hands them over to old Garp who gives them to Whoop Slap(just a guess)
If every person on this planet had the mind or Eiichiro Oda... <br /><br />The Third Rock from the sun is doomed!
Ace is 3 years older than Luffy, isn't he? He could have known about the issue with Dragon if he was of on Revolutionary activities and the like when Ace was younger, and before Luffy was born. Ace didn't want to get tangled up in the mess, so he changed his name. He also never told Luffy about their father, because by then, Dragon was only known by that--Just "Dragon"--so there was no need to change his name.
If that makes any sense...well...whatever. XD That's just what I think, anyway.
Well, I thought he would have changed his name, anyway. If he was somehow connected to Dragon, then wouldn't the Marines want him all the more?
Well, whatever. Ace + Luffy = Brothers. XD
yeah but what could be the reason for Ace changing his name that would be so great
I mean ...
wait a minute if Ace did change his name how come Luffy didn't say anything about his name when they saw each other last time so that is in fact his name, meaning that they maybe are not brothers or that Portgas might be their mother's name or they might just not be realted.....by blood......
man i just hate the fact that Eiichiro had to make Ace a subordinate
I mean Ace is just too cool to be a subordinate and worse he's not even in Shanks crew...
he's in Whitebeards a once great pirate..
and still not a cool one
and worse he tried to invite his bro to that crew..
Ace's name can not just go without meaning ..
i mean it is another mystery..
but I think that Oda just did it cuz Monkey D. Ace sounds lame