#1- Garp is one of the major figures, along with Kong, Sengoku, Shiki, Silvers Rayleigh, and Whitebeard, from the times when the “Pirate King” was still alive.
#2- 38 years ago, he earned his epithet “Hero of the Marines” during the time known as the “Era of Rocks” by defeating Rocks D. Xebec in God Valley, through joint forces with Gol D. Roger. However Garp rarely discusses the God Valley Incident as he feels shame about this event.
#3- Garp was offered a promotion to admiral position many times from Fleet Admiral Kong, but he declined every time. The main reason was because he refused to work under authority of the Celestial Dragons.
#4- Garp is the first character to demonstrate the use of Busoshoku Haki when he injured his rubber-bodied grandson by striking him on the head.
#5- Aside from Luffy himself, Garp is the only Romance Dawn V.2 character to actually appear in the storyline.
Some aspects of his character remain from Romance Dawn version 2. He is as hot tempered as ever and intolerable to Luffy’s antics. Like the final version, he was determined to make Luffy follow in his footsteps, however here he is a pirate captain, a complete opposite of his current occupation. Both stories have in return Luffy completely rejecting the idea of following in his grandfather’s footsteps.