You know, no one who has suggested Ace dying has explained how they will do that with a very powerful and competent Whitebeard still alive. Or, if they do do that, how they will be in any shape to kill Ace afterwards. This battle has been pretty even so far.
I mean, the guy can destroy Marineford in one attack. It seems to me that if this war reaches the point Ace is about to die, he could do something drastic to stop it. If Whitebeard dies, it's easily foreseeable the he could use his power to make an impact on the war. On top of all that, Whitebeard being the greatest pirate in the world right now, it seems the WG/Marines shouldn't be able to defeat him so thoroughly unless something in this battle changes.
Are people still sticking to the belief that Whitebeard is outmatched in this war? Cause recent chapters, despite Joz's questionable fate against Croc and Donflamingo, suggest anything but that.
I'm thinking people suggesting Ace dying are doing it just based on a dislike of the character. It seems like a petty stab at Ace fanboys, which I've seen none of so far. It's confusing, why do I keep seeing posters attack things that I can't confirm exist, at least one Arlong Park. This is from years ago right, when people were calling Ace cool before his loss to Blackbeard? If I'm right, I hardly see how that hate can linger.
Whitebeard will most likely be winning or even with the government until Blackbeard and his new recruits from Impel Down arrive. And yes, Ace is a terrible, underdeveloped personality devoid poochie character. That's one of the reasons I think he will die, because whatever role he serves later has the potential to be terrible. Him dying would much better for the story, and I honestly think that's what Oda is planning.
I don't think Ace will die simply because his death would serve no purpose unless Oda wants to emo Luffy up.
Besides setting up Blackbeard as a huge major villain…I'll just refer you people to this excellent post right here:
Y'know I honestly think Ace is going die welcoming and accepting his death.
I know it is been really clear and all.. But I am touching the hidden symbolism within it. The fact that Ace will smile, will symbolize the one trait he inherited from his father. And it will play keenly into the "Will of D."
Ace virtually has nothing in common Gold. D Roger, according to Whitebeard.
That piece of information is significant, as the Ace's death will lead up to revealing a personality trait he does share with his dad, and with many with "D" as their middle name, moments before he dies.
I think Ace at least giving some form of strong message to Luffy to prevent him from being an awful overemotional faggot.