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maybe ace have his mother surname because he and luffy are very alike(really very alike)
Maybe, Generally children inherit fathers surname not mothers :?
Maybe they are not blood related, just the result of a one night stand.
garp himself said he left luffy and ace with a friend to train ... so I'd say yes.
Halfbrothers or Ace just really dont like the monkey name for some reason
Yea, maybe he change his last name or something.
There are other theories, which now seem to be more false than true, that say that the 'Monkey' or 'Portugas' parts of their names are nothing more than nicknames, given to them because of their personality.
For Luffy's side, it sort of fits. I mean, Luffy is pretty monkey-like.
Name doesnt matter. I myself have a different surename with my sister. No problem right?
I want the official word but now i want to know how come Whitebeard got to Ace before Shanks
he would've been in a much cooler crew
i think it's maybe.. ace could've changed his name while being out on the seas
yeah but why would he do it?Originally Posted by triniman121
He's definitvely Luffy's brother.
I don't think that the difference of the name is important.
i thought of something, i think he is luffy's brother and the reason they have different surnames,is like
ace is supposed to be a famous pirate right
if his name was monkey d. ace, than since the begginin of the anime, everyone would know luffy is ace's brother
it wouldn't be cool at all, so for everyone to be shocked when he first appeared he put different surnames in them
the reason they have different surnames in the anime, oda will tell us later, but i think that this is why.
fixed a wrong part thx liqiud