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Chapter 680: Bamboo Brute Vergo, Head of Marine Base G-5
Caribou's Snickerings in the New World
Vol 6: To The Ends Of The Ocean At The Speed of A Fishman!!
[TN: The title Vergo's given here is a play on the standard Japanese word "kichiku" meaning a brute or an inhuman person. They're pronounced the same, but the standard word is spelt with the kanji for "demon" and "animal", whereas Vergo's title uses "demon" and "bamboo" instead.]
[Insert text: Run, run, run!!]
[Box: Passage between Building A and Building B]
Brownbeard: *pant*... *pant*... // I can't believe he sacrificed his own facility to the gas!!
Zoro: We're not safe yet! Go as fast as you can, Brownbeard!!
Brownbeard: Since when are all of you on my back?!!! // This is starting to weigh me down!!!
Zoro: You have my apologies... But please, bear it for now...!! // I'm sorry, but there's just no other way!! // We're all totally worn out and can't be bothered to run.
Brownbeard: That's a terrible reason!!! Get off me already!!!
Kin'emon: Your name is Brownbeard, yes? // Though it pains me to burden you, I must do whatever it takes... / ...to rescue my beloved son, Momonosuke, as quickly as possible!! // Yet after running so far already, I cannot be bothered to run any further!!
Brownbeard: Seriously, will you people get off?!! What are you, stupid?!! / *pant* // *pant*
Zoro: Now that we're inside the facility, it's kind of hot to be wearing these coats.
Robin: We could end up out in the cold again later, you know?
Usopp: Let's hang them up here for the moment.
Brownbeard: Stop lazing around back there!! If you're not wounded, get off and run for yourselves!!! *pant*... *pant*...
Brook: I'm feeling rather hungry...
Kin'emon: As a samurai, I feel no hunger!!
Brownbeard: Anyway, we've got different objectives!! Once I reach the guard station... / *pant*... // I'm throwing you all off whether you like it or not, got that?!! *pant*... *pant*...
Brook: Brownbeard-san, would you happen to have anything to eat?
Brownbeard: Shaddup!! // *pant*... *pant*...
[Box: Elsewhere in the passage between Building A and Building B]
Brownbeard and the Straw Hats
Tashigi and the G-5 Marines
Marines: Let's go, Captain-chan!! We've gotta move!!! // Everyone thinks Punk Hazard is abandoned and sealed off, but we've discovered a terrible weapon being developed here!!
Marines: If we don't do something, the whole world could be in danger!!! // We've gotta get off the island and report this to Marine HQ!!! // If we don't manage to make it back... / ...all this will have been for nothing, Captain-chan!!!
Tashigi: I'm sorry... You're all absolutely right, I know. Let's keep moving!!
Marines: Hang on!! What's that up near the ceiling?!! // Eh? // Aaaaaghhhhh~~~~~~!!! // What the heck~~?! What is that creature~~?!!! / I've seen that thing before...!! It was with the Straw Hats, wasn't it?!! // When did it get all the way over here...?!! // I thought it was just some kind of lizard!!
Tashigi: ...I have heard about this before... That dragons exist on Punk Hazard...!!!
Tashigi: That's right... Dr. Vegapunk artificially created those legendary beasts... / ...to guard the island from intruders!!!
Marines: Last time I saw that thing... // ...its face didn't look all scary like that!! // This is bad~~~!! Run for it~~~~!!! // ?!! // It dodged~~~~~~~?!! // !
Marines: ?!! // Aaaahhhhhhh~~~!!! // No way... You've gotta be kidding.. That's solid steel~~~!!! Just how powerful are those jaws...?! // ?!! // RUN FOR IT!! TO BUILDING B~~~~!!! // It's speedy, it can fly, it breathes fire... // ...it chews up solid steel...!!! What the hell is this monster~~?!!! // ??!
Marines: Aaaaaghhhh~~~~!!! // Huh? // ......?! What's this?
Marines: It went straight past us...?!! It ran away? / Didn't it look kind of scared of something? // What's going on over there at the passage exit...?!
Marines: Captain Tahsigi~~~~~~!!! It's wonderful~~!!! // Powerful reinforcements have arrived here on Punk Hazard!!! // Ahhh!! Wha...?! Is this for real?!! // I can hardly believe it~~~!!!
Marines: All right~~~~!!! This is great!! Now we're safe for sure!!!
Marines: Captain-chan, look who's here!!! Vice-Admiral Vergo has come to save us all!!!
Marines: Someone's communications must have got through before they stole our Den-Den Mushi!! // Vice-Admiral!!! Does this mean Marine HQ already know what's going on?!! // How many reinforcements have you brought?!!
Tashigi: ...............!! // (Vergo...!!!)
Marines: Vice-Admiral Smoke-yan and Vice-Admiral Vergo!! The two top Marines of G-5 are both here!! We can't possibly lose now!!!
Tashigi: No......!! Run... All of you, run...!
Marines: ?!! // ??! // Huh.........? // Eh?! // Aaaghh!! // Huh?? // Auughh~~~!!
Marines: ? / V...Vice Admiral Vergo? Did those guys do something wrong?! // Even for corporal punishment, this is... // I mean, a shot from your Shigan... surely that's gonna be... / ...fatal... // Aaaaaghhhhhh!!
Flashback!Vergo: Welcome to G-5. I've heard all about you. / Commodore Smoker... It really is a pleasure. // The men here at G-5 may be a little crude, and not all that intelligent... / ...but if you spend a little time with them, you'll see they're not as bad as the rumours say. // I have faith... // ...you'll get along with them just fine.
Flashback!Tashigi: Where's Vice-Admiral Vergo?
Flashback!Marine: Oh, he goes back to his hometown from time to time...!! / His little sister's ill, and he can't bear to leave her alone...!
Flashback!People: How can you call yourselves Marines?!!
Flashback!Vergo: I must sincerely apologise. I take full responsibility for my subordinates' actions! I promise to follow up on this matter...!!
Flashback!Tashigi: Vice-Admiral Vergo, about the reports of kidnappings a few days ago...
Flashback!Vergo: Ah, yes. I looked into it quite thoroughly, but once again, it seems there was some mistake. // Every parent finds it difficult to accept the death of a child. / If they convince themselves the child was abducted, it gives them some semblance of hope... // You'll understand, if you become a parent yourself one day...
Flashback!Tashigi: ...I...suppose that makes sense...
Tashigi: Get away from him, all of you!!! That man... // ...is not the Vice-Admiral Vergo you know!!!
Tashigi: All this time...... // ...he has been... / Unghh!
Marines: Captain-chan!!! // This guy must be an impostor!!! / The real Vergo-san would never do a thing like that!!! // Is it a disguise?! Or some kind of ability?!! / How dare you impersonate the Vice-Admiral!!! // Our Vice-Admiral Vergo......
Marines: ...is a just and honourable man who protects even misfits like us!!! // You have no right to impersonate him, imposter!!! // !!
Tashigi: (I can't even speak...) // ...............!! // (Stop this, please......!!! // Help me, Smoker-san...!!!)
Vergo: ?! // Who's there?
Sanji: A lady is calling...
Sanji: ...for my aid~~~~~~~!!!
Marines: !! // Th... That's a Straw Hat Pirate!! // Why is he...?!!
Sanji: I heard the sound...of a woman's tears.
[Box: Building B; Passengers on the Brownbeard Bus]
Usopp: ...So, uh, Sanji just ran off in a mad rush?
Zoro: He must have felt that nasty presence that just showed up a ways behind us. // Let him do as he likes...!!
Brook: Hm? // Oh, look...!! It's the dragon from before!!
Nami: No, it doesn't look quite the same... // Its eyes...!!!
Brownbeard: Looks like the sedative has worn off. // *pant*... *pant*... The smaller dragons are more advanced models that were created later. // They're speedier, and their bodies are tougher too!! Watch out, here it comes!!!
[Box: Meanwhile, Luffy and Smoker, who dashed off ahead of everyone else... // ...had already crossed Building B and were taking the shortest possible route to Caesar's lab.]
Luffy: HGGGGHHHHHH~~!! // *pant* *pant*
[Box: Caesar's Lab]
Caesar: What does that Vergo think he's playing at?!!! // Those G-5 Marines are my experimental subjects!!! / If they don't die by the power of Shinokuni, then what's the point?!!! // Hurry up and close off the other end of the passage they're in, then let the gas in on them from behind!!!
Moné: ...And Vergo along with them?
Caesar: I don't care what happens to that idiot!! Just do it!!!
Luffy: *pant*... *pant*... *pant*... *pant*... / *cough* / *pant*... *pant*...... // *pant*... *pant*...
Smoker: You ready?
Luffy: 'Course I'm not!! Wait a minute, all right...?! *pant*... *pant*...!! / I just... ran all the way here... so fast the ground was burning beneath me!! *pant*... *pant*... // It's not fair... *pant*... how you get to... *pant*... turn all smoky... *pant*... flying through the air like that... *pant*...
Smoker: Right... Ready now?
Luffy: I just said wait a minute! / *pant*... *pant*... When I'm ready, I'll say "ready"! // *pant*... I'm starting to feel a bit better... // *pant*... *pant*...
Luffy: Oi!! I didn't say "ready" yet, did I?!! *pant*... *pant*...
Smoker: Listen up... Vergo's mine, you got that?
Luffy: *pant*... *pant*... Sure. It's Caesar I'm after. / So don't you get in the way, all right?! *pant*... *pant*...
Luffy: *pant*... *pant*...
Luffy: Oh. My move it is, then.
Caesar: Eh...? // ?!!
Luffy: YOU'RE NOT GETTING AWAY THIS TIME~~~~~~!!!!
[Insert text: First strike!!]