Why did Ace leave the dream of becoming the King of the Pirates?
Ace left his ambition of being the Pirate King to protect his younger brother, Luffy. Being the son of the Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, Ace was bullied when he was a child. However, it was Luffy who was the only one to show him kindness, and thus, Ace regarded him as his true brother.
Ace joined the Whitebeard Pirates when he was 17 years old. He rose through the ranks very fast and became one of Whitebeard’s most trusted commanders. Nevertheless, Ace never forgot his dream of becoming the Pirate King.
Luffy informed Ace that he was sailing to Marineford to rescue him from execution in 2002. Ace saw that Luffy was in a tight spot hence decided to step in. Despite this, Ace was caught by the Marines and sentenced to die.
On the day of Ace’s execution, Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates went to Marineford to free him. Although Ace appreciated Luffy’s efforts, he did not like it when Luffy put his life in danger for him. He asked Luffy to go but Luffy would not.
Along with Luffy, Ace took part in the fight against the Marines. Nevertheless, Ace was eventually killed by Admiral Akainu. At his death bed, Ace told Luffy that he loved him and was proud of being his brother.
Ace had given up his dreams of being the Pirate King as he valued his brother’s life more than his own. He was a real hero; his sacrifice is worth remnants.