D: Odacchi! Question!! You know how there aren’t any females in the Whitebeard Pirates? It bothers me! P.N. Apple
O: Hrmmm. So back when they made their first appearance (volume 25), there were female nurses on board. These lovely ladies were actually the Whitebeard Pirates’ official medical team. However, due to Whitebeard’s own set of morals, he never allowed a woman on board his ship as “fighters”. This is the reason why there wasn’t a single woman in his crew when they arrived in the “Summit War Arc”. He was prepared for “death” at this point. He had ripped off all of the medical tools that were helping him stablize is condition despite his illness, left the women of his medical team, who desperately tried to stop him, in a safe place while tearing up, and went back out into sea for battle with just his boys!! I ended up not drawing all of this, but that’s basically all the drama that went down before Pops finally showed up in the house.