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The One Piece manga and anime feature an extensive cast of characters created by Eiichiro Oda. The series takes place in a fictional universe where vast numbers of pirates, soldiers, revolutionaries, and other adventurers fight each other, using various superhuman and supernatural abilities. The majority of the characters are human, but the cast also includes dwarfs, giants, mermen and mermaids, fishmen,[a] sky people, and minks, and many others. Many of the characters possess supernatural abilities gained by eating "Devil Fruits". The series' storyline follows the adventures of a group of pirates as they search for the "One Piece" treasure.
Monkey D. Luffy is the series' main protagonist, a young pirate who wishes to succeed Gol D. Roger, the deceased King of the Pirates, by finding his treasure, the "One Piece". Throughout the series, Luffy gathers himself a diverse crew, named the Straw Hat Pirates, including: the three-sword-wielding combatant Roronoa Zoro; the thief and navigator Nami; the cowardly marksman and inventor Usopp; the cook and martial artist Sanji; the anthropomorphic reindeer and doctor Tony Tony Chopper; the archaeologist Nico Robin; the cyborg shipwright Franky; the living skeleton musician Brook; and the fish-man helmsman Jimbei. Together they sail the seas in pursuit of their dreams, encountering other pirates, bounty hunters, criminal organizations, revolutionaries, secret agents and soldiers of the corrupt World Government, and various other friends and foes.
Creation and conceptionEdit
Several characters have been stated to be based on actual people such as: Eustass Kid (Eustace the Monk and William Kidd), X. Drake (Sir Francis Drake), Basil Hawkins (Basil Ringrose and John Hawkins), Capone Bege (Al Capone and William Le Sauvage), Jewelry Bonney (Anne Bonny), Urouge (Aruj), and Scratchmen Apoo (Chui A-poo).[ch. 508] The cross dresser Emporio Ivankov is based on Dr. Frank N. Furter and Norio Imamura. Norio had asked Oda to draw more okama (homosexual) characters and became Ivankov's first voice actor.[ch. 570]
Oda had created Helmeppo before he created Captain Morgan, Helmeppo's father. Oda originally named Morgan after "Chop", with the character's full title being "Naval Captain Chop" or "Sailor Chop". "Sailor" in Japanese is suihei (水兵), and "Suihei Chop" is a fighting technique used by Giant Baba, a Japanese wrestler. He created several versions of Morgan before settling on the final design. After an editor told him that Morgan, in Oda's words, "looked lame", he changed the design to its final style.[vol. 1:p. 144 (en)]
Straw Hat PiratesEdit
The protagonists of the One Piece series are all the members of the Straw Hat Pirates (麦わらの一味, Mugiwara no Ichimi), a crew of ten pirates captained by Monkey D. Luffy. The crew's number increases throughout the series, as Luffy recruits new members. Once Usopp joins the Straw Hat Pirates, they gain their own ship, the Going Merry, which is later destroyed and replaced by a larger and more powerful vessel, the Thousand Sunny created by their shipwright Franky. Two years later, the Straw Hats gain a new fleet, called the Straw Hat Grand Fleet, consisting of 5,640 pirates from seven different crews; Luffy objects to the idea of being a fleet commander, and organizes his new army in a way that they may act independently, but when one crew is in trouble, the others must do what they can to help them.
Monkey D. LuffyEdit
Monkey D. Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ, Monkī Dī Rufi) is the main protagonist of the One Piece series. At age seven, he admires and tries to join the pirates of the "Red Haired" Shanks. Ridiculed and rejected, he inadvertently eats their treasure, the Paramecia-type Gum-Gum Fruit (ゴムゴムの実, Gomu Gomu no Mi), which gives his body the properties of rubber. His reckless efforts ultimately lead him into grave peril causing Shanks to lose an arm while rescuing him. After this, Luffy gives up on joining Shanks, resolving instead to start a crew of his own and become King of the Pirates.[ch. 1] Displeased by Shanks spoiling his grandson, Garp takes Luffy to be raised by Curly Dadan and her mountain bandits, who he strong-arms into taking him in. During Luffy's time there, he becomes a sworn brother with Ace, Garp's other ward, and Sabo, a local runaway noble.[ch. 582–589]
Ten years later, and still wearing Shanks' treasured head covering, Luffy forms and captains his own pirate crew called The Straw Hat Pirates and sets sail for the Grand Line, quickly gaining infamy as "Straw Hat" Luffy (麦わらのルフィ, Mugiwara no Rufi).[ch. 2, 7, 96, 98] Eventually, after his strength proves insufficient to save Ace from execution, he spends two years on a secluded island, learning the use of the three colors of Haki as well as his rubber ability's fourth Gear from Silvers Rayleigh, before heading to the New World.[ch. 590–602] Due to his infamy, he is one of the pirates who are known as "The Worst Generation".
Luffy is voiced by Mayumi Tanaka in the anime series. In the 4Kids Entertainment English adaptation, he is voiced by Erica Schroeder. In the Funimation Entertainment English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Colleen Clinkenbeard.
Roronoa Zoro Edit
Roronoa Zoro (ロロノア・ゾロ) is a swordsman who uses up to three swords simultaneously, holding one in each hand and a third in his mouth.[ch. 3, 5, 28] To fulfill a promise to Kuina, his deceased childhood friend and rival, he aims to defeat "Hawk Eye" Mihawk and become the world's greatest swordsman.[ch. 5, 50] Traveling the seas in search of Mihawk and making a living as a bounty hunter, he becomes infamously known as "Pirate Hunter" Zoro (海賊狩りのゾロ, Kaizoku-Gari no Zoro).
Eventually, he comes into conflict with Helmeppo, the spoiled son of a navy officer. To prevent the harm of innocent civilians, Zoro allows himself to be incarcerated temporarily, while Helmeppo plots to have him killed. Zoro is saved from execution by Luffy in exchange for becoming his first crewman. At that point, Zoro makes it clear that he would turn on his captain if he ever stepped between him and his dream.[ch. 2–6] However, Zoro grows fond of his crew and after several defeats in their defense, his priorities change and he convinces Mihawk to take him on as a student.[ch. 51f., 485, 597] He is known for his awful sense of direction and constantly gets lost when traveling.
In the anime television series, his voice actor is Kazuya Nakai. In the 4Kids English adaptation, his name is spelled Roronoa Zolo, and he is voiced by Marc Diraison. The VIZ media also calls him "Zolo". In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Christopher Sabat.
Adopted and raised by navy seaman turned tangerine farmer Belle-Mère, Nami (ナミ) witness their mother being murdered by the infamous Arlong, whose pirate gang occupies their island and extracts tribute from the population. Striking a deal with him, Nami, still a child, but already an accomplished cartographer who dreams of drawing a complete map of the world, joins the pirates, hoping to buy freedom for her village eventually. Growing up as a pirate-hating pirate drawing maps for Arlong and stealing treasure from other pirates, Nami becomes an excellent burglar, pickpocket, and navigator with an exceptional ability to forecast weather.[ch. 77, 95, 130] After Arlong betrays her, and he and his gang are defeated by the Straw Hat Pirates, Nami joins them in pursuit of her dream and acquires infamy herself as "Cat Burglar" Nami (泥棒猫のナミ, Dorobō Neko no Nami).[ch. 94f., 435]
In the anime television series, Nami is voiced by Akemi Okamura. In the 4Kids English adaptation, she is voiced by Kerry Williams. In the Funimation English adaptation, her voice is provided by Luci Christian.
During his early childhood, Usopp (ウソップ, Usoppu) is abandoned by his father, Yasopp, who leaves to join the Red-Haired Pirates. As his mother, Bachina, falls ill, Usopp starts telling tall tales, expressing his hope that his father will return and take them out to sea. Even after his mother dies, Usopp does not blame his father for leaving. Despite his cowardly disposition, he strives to become a great pirate.[ch. 25, 41]
Usopp is recognizable for his long nose, a reference to the fact that he tends to lie a lot. He is a gifted inventor, painter, and sculptor.[ch. 42, 106, 190] In combat, he relies primarily on slingshots to fire various kinds of ammunition with great precision in coordination with a set of lies and other weapons giving him a unique fighting style named "The Usopp Arsenal".[ch. 332] To help the Straw Hats rescue Nico Robin, he achieves notoriety under his alter-ego "Sniper King, the King of Snipers" (狙撃の王様そげキング, Sogeki no Ō-sama Sogekingu), a hero sniper wearing a golden mask and cape. Eventually, after helping the Straw Hats liberate Dressrosa from Don Quixote Doflamingo's rule, he becomes infamous as "God" Usopp (ゴッド ウソップ, Goddo Usoppu).[ch. 435]
Born as a prince of Germa Kingdom, Vinsmoke Sanji (ヴィンスモーク・サンジ, Vinsumōku Sanji) is routinely ridiculed by his genetically enhanced siblings and is locked away by his father Judge for being a disgrace. With help from his sister Reiju, he escapes and flees Germa, a floating kingdom composed of several ships, after it enters the East Blue and his father permits it.
While serving as an apprentice cook on a passenger ship, nine-year-old Sanji stands up to a boarding party of pirates led by the infamous "Red Foot" Zeff. During the encounter, Sanji is swept into the sea by a massive wave. Zeff jumps in after him because of their common dream of finding the All Blue (オールブルー, Ōru Burū), a legendary area where the East, West, North, and South Blue seas meet, containing every kind of fish in the world. While castaways together, the pirate saves Sanji's life yet again by giving him all of their food. After their eventual rescue, Sanji stays with Zeff for several years and helps him build a floating restaurant, the Baratie (バラティエ). Zeff in turn makes him a first-rate cook and teaches him his kick-based fighting style.[ch. 56–59] Mirroring Zeff, Sanji will never refuse a starving person a meal, and he uses only his legs when fighting to protect the hands he needs for cooking.[ch. 48, 370] He has a weakness for women and makes it a principle never to harm one, even if it means his death.[ch. 403]
Eventually, he becomes infamous as "Black Leg" Sanji (黒脚のサンジ, Kuro Ashi no Sanji).[ch. 435] While training for a period of two years in Emporio Ivankov's Kamabakka Queendom (カマバッカ王国, Kamabakka Ōkoku), he develops the Sky Walk (空中歩行, Sukai Wōku), a variant of the Six Powers (六式, Rokushiki) technique Moonwalk (月歩, Geppo), which allows him to essentially run through air.[ch. 635] Sanji receives his own Raid Suit from his family that grants him the ability to turn invisible.[ch. 903] But he starts to realize this had also awakened his dormant genetic enhancements that his mother suppressed years ago. He had gained an exoskeleton, a superhuman physical constitution, accelerated healing, increase in strength and speed which enhanced his fighting style immensely and his skin has become bulletproof. Sadly, this had dampened his emotions as well when he realized he had hurt a woman unknowingly who unintentionally got his way and became extremely afraid of him. Fearing he is losing his heart and humanity, he destroys the Raid Suit canister, freeing himself from Germa's influence for good and stopping him from losing more of himself.[ch. 1023] [ch. 1028] [ch. 1031]
Sanji's standard appearance is wearing a well-fitting black suit with a skinny black tie. His hair always covers one of his eyes and he is usually smoking a cigarette.
In the Japanese no 1 anime television series, he is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by David Moo. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Eric Vale.
Tony Tony ChopperEdit
Tony Tony Chopper (トニートニー・チョッパー, Tonī Tonī Choppā) is a doctor and a blue-nosed reindeer. The power of the Zoan-type Human-Human Fruit (ヒトヒトの実, Hito Hito no Mi) provides him with the ability to transform into a full-sized reindeer or a reindeer-human hybrid.[ch. 140] A self-developed drug he calls Rumble Ball (ランブル・ボール, Ranburu Bōru) enables him to perform even more transformations for three minutes.[ch. 149] With help from Caesar Clown, Chopper can last in his transformations for about 30 minutes.[ch. 1014]
Rejected by his herd because of his blue nose and eating the Devil Fruit, Chopper is rescued by Drum Island's quack doctor Doctor Hiriluk. While developing a potion to create cherry blossoms when in contact with snow, Chopper is heartbroken when Hiriluk falls ill with a deadly disease. After Hiriluk's death, Doctor Kureha takes him in as his mentor. After the Straw Hats arrive at Drum Island and take Chopper with them, Kureha uses Hiriluk's potion to turn the snowy sky into cherry blossoms, fulfilling Hiriluk's life mission. When complimented, Chopper acts flustered and sometimes yells at the person who complimented him to stop trying to make him happy.[ch. 140] A running gag within the series is when other characters mistake him as a Tanuki, and he angrily corrects them, pointing out that he is a Tonakai (Japanese for "Reindeer").
His voice actress is Ikue Ōtani. Kazue Ikura voiced Tony Tony Chopper for episodes 254–263. In the 4Kids English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Lisa Ortiz in his brain and walk point and Brian Maillard in his heavy point. In the Funimation dub, Tony Tony Chopper is voiced by Brina Palencia.
When creating Chopper, Oda wanted a mascot who is both cute and very weak. An IGN review of the manga praised Chopper's character as one of the best in the series and said that he was able to be both touching and funny. With Chopper's back story, Oda wanted to illustrate that one need not be blood-related to be considered family.
Being raised in Ohara (オハラ), home of the world's oldest and largest library, Nico Robin (ニコ・ロビン, Niko Robin) becomes an archaeologist at the age of eight.[ch. 218,391f.] At some point she gains the power of the Paramecia-type Flower-Flower Fruit (ハナハナの実, Hana Hana no Mi), which allows her to have temporary copies of parts of her body, including her eyes and ears, which spring up on surfaces near her.[ch. 170] Behind her teachers' backs, she acquires from them the outlawed knowledge of how to translate the ancient stones called Poneglyphs (歴史の本文, Pōnegurifu, alt. Poneglyphs), which are scattered around the world. She comes to share their goal of finding the elusive Real Ponegliff (真の歴史の本文, Rio Pōnegurifu), which is said to tell the world's lost history.[ch. 218] However, the World Government finds out about these efforts and sends a battlefleet to stop them. Only Robin escapes the devastating attack that claims the lives of the island's entire population, including that of her mother.[ch. 218, 395]
Called "Devil Child" (悪魔の子, Akuma no Ko), traumatized, and with a bounty on her head, Robin lives a life on the run, unable to trust anyone.[ch. 218] To survive, she cooperates with various pirates and other outlaws. She eventually joins Sir Crocodile's Baroque Works group, using the codename "Ms. All-Sunday" (ミス・オールサンデー, Misu Ōrusandē)[ch. 398] and becomes their vice-president.[ch. 218] After Baroque Works falls apart, with nowhere else to go, she tags along with the Straw Hat Pirates[ch. 218] and grows so fond of them that she gives herself up to the Government in order to save them. After they discover her real reason for leaving, the Strawhat Pirates declare open war against the Government to get her back. She realizes that she has finally found people who will never sell her out and becomes part of the crew.[ch. 398] Two years later, Robin further hones her Devil Fruit powers to the point she can create a full-bodied duplicate of herself.
In the anime television series adaptation of the manga, Robin's voice actress is Yuriko Yamaguchi. In the 4Kids English adaptation, her Baroque Works codename was changed to Miss Sunday and she is voiced by Veronica Taylor. In the Funimation English adaptation, her voice is supplied by Stephanie Young.
The son of pirate parents who abandon him at age nine, Cutty Flam (カティ・フラム, Kati Furamu), nicknamed Franky (フランキー, Furankī), is taken in as an apprentice by shipwright Tom, who built Pirate King Gol D Roger's ship Oro Jackson and also secretly holds the plans for a devastating ancient weapon.[ch. 344, 354, 427] Franky's recklessness eventually provides an opportunity for World Government agents seeking these plans.[ch. 356] Attempting to rescue his master, Franky suffers severe injuries and only survives by rebuilding parts of his body using pieces of scrap metal, turning himself into a cola-powered cyborg with strength.[ch. 336, 339, 352, 357f.] After gaining notoriety as "Cyborg" Franky (サイボーグ フランキー, Saibōgu Furankī), and to fulfill his dream of sailing a ship he built around the world, he constructs the Thousand Sunny, a brigantine-rigged sloop-of-war, for the Straw Hat Pirates and joins the crew.[ch. 435–437]
Already a pirate before the time of Roger, "Humming" Brook (ブルック, Burukku) first enters the Grand Line as a member of the music-themed Rumbar Pirates. Leaving their pet the infant whale Laboon (ラブーン, Rabūn) at Reverse Mountain, they promise to return after sailing around the world.[ch. 487] After losing their captain, "Calico" Yorki (キャラコのヨーキ, Kyarako no Yōki), Brook took over the crew as the new captain. Time later, they are annihilated, but the power of the Paramecia-type Revive-Revive Fruit (ヨミヨミの実, Yomi Yomi no Mi) allows "Dead Bones" Brook to rise again and live a second life as a skeleton.[ch. 443] Fifty years later, Brook's goal is still to fulfill his late crew's promise, and to that end he joins the Straw Hat Pirates.[ch. 459]
He is an excellent musician, who says that he can play any instrument, although he is usually seen playing the violin.[ch. 486] Brook can even influence people with his music to the point of making them fall asleep.[ch. 454] While separated from the other Straw Hats, and incognito as "Soul King" Brook, he gains world fame, filling concert halls with fans.[ch. 600] He is also a skilled fencer who uses a shikomizue (a Japanese cane sword) in battle.[ch. 454] His reduced weight allows him to jump extraordinarily high and to run across water.[ch. 443, 493] Eventually, Brook learns how to use his Devil Fruit ability to leave his skeleton body and explore his surroundings as a disembodied soul.[ch. 629]
The idea of a skeleton musician was first conceived by Oda in 2000, about the time of Laboon's introduction and more than half a decade before the first appearance of Brook.
Jimbei (ジンベエ, Jinbē) is a yakuza-esque whale shark-type fish-man.[ch. 528] A master of Fish-Man Karate (魚人空手, Gyojin Karate), he is capable of manipulating water as if it were a tangible cloth.[ch. 546] Jimbei can communicate with fish, an ability more usually associated with merfolk, and enlist the help of whale sharks.[ch. 547–549] After growing up in a rough part of Fish-Man Island, Jimbei first joins the island's royal army and later the Sun Pirates; he becomes captain following the death of Fisher Tiger.[ch. 624] In exchange for the World Government granting him Warlord-status and amnesty to the Sun Pirates, Jimbei eventually disbands the crew.[ch. 69] He resigns the position to side against the Government during its war with the Whitebeard Pirates, the protectors of Fish-Man Island.[ch. 557] Two years later, he enlists the help of the Straw Hat Pirates to prevent the New Fish-Man Pirates' coup d'état against Fish-Man Island's royal family. Jimbei then turns down an invitation from Luffy to join his crew, having already aligned with the Big Mom Pirates after the death of Whitebeard.[ch. 649] After cutting ties with Big Mom, he joins the Straw Hat Pirates as the crew's helmsman.[ch. 863][ch. 976]
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Arlong Pirates Edit
The Arlong Pirates (アーロン一味, Āron Ichimi) are a pirate crew consisting mostly of fishmen led by the sawshark-type fishman Arlong and several officers: Kuroobi[b], a manta ray-type fishman who uses "Fishman Karate"; Choo[c], a Japanese whiting-type fishman who spits water as if firing bullets; as well as Hatchan and Nami, who leave the crew following its defeat by the Straw Hat Pirates.[ch. 69, 75, 93f.]
"Saw-Tooth" Arlong (ノコギリのアーロン, Nokogiri no Āron) is a sawshark-type fishman and fishman-supremacist.[ch. 69, 71] Growing up in a rough part of Fishman Island, he becomes captain of the Arlong Pirates, who temporarily merge with other fishmen to form the Sun Pirates.[ch. 621, 624] Arlong's powerful jaws have rapidly re-growing teeth capable of rending stone.[ch. 90] His favorite weapon is the sword-like Shark Saw (キリバチ, Kiribachi) with its six tooth-shaped blades.[ch. 92]
In the original Japanese series, his voice actor is Jūrōta Kosugi. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by David Wills. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Chris Rager.
Hatchan (はっちゃん), often called Hachi (ハチ), is an octopus-type fishman first introduced as the first mate of the Arlong Pirates.[ch. 73] Being half octopus, he can spit large quantities of black ink and use suction pads to stick to walls.[ch. 83f.] He fights using six swords, holding one in each arm-tentacle.[ch. 84] After his crew is defeated by the Straw Hat Pirates, he escapes from captivity and opens a floating takoyaki restaurant.[ch. 182–228: chapter cover pages] He becomes close friends with Camie (ケイミー, Keimī), a kissing gourami mermaid, and Pappag (パッパグ, Pappagu), her pet starfish and master.[ch. 490f.] Hachi later attempts to make things right with the Straw Hat Pirates by bringing them in contact with Silvers Rayleigh.[ch. 496, 506]
Bellamy Pirates Edit
The Bellamy Pirates (ベラミー海賊団, Beramī Kaizokudan) is a pirate crew originating from the North Blue, and allies with the Donquixote Pirates. The captain of the crew is Bellamy "the Hyena". The crew's first mate is "Big Knife" Sarquiss (サーキース, Sākīsu, alt. "Sarkies"), a blue-haired bespectacled man.[ch. 223] Other crew members include: Lily,[ch. 223] Ross, the navigator Eddy, the chef Hewitt, the sniper Rivers, Mani, and the doctor Muret.
Bellamy "the Hyena" (ハイエナのベラミー, Haiena no Beramī), is the captain of the Bellamy Pirates, a blonde-haired man with the power of the Paramecia-type Boing-Boing Fruit (バネバネの実, Bane Bane no Mi), which allows him to turn his legs into springs to bounce off surfaces and gain momentum for his attacks.[ch. 230f.] After his defeat at the hands of Luffy, Doflamingo dismisses Bellamy, who later becomes a fighter in Dressrosa.[ch. 706]
In the anime television series, Bellamy's voice actor is Wataru Takagi. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Andrew Rannells. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Justin Cook.
Bliking Pirates Edit
The Bliking Pirates (ブリキング海賊団, Burikingu Kaizokudan) are led by Wapol (ワポル, Waporu), the former King of Drum Island. He ate the Paramecia-type Munch-Munch Fruit (バクバクの実, Baku Baku no Mi) which allows him to eat virtually anything and take on its properties. His crew consists mostly of his former army. His closest underlings are Chess (チェス, Chesu), who is a skilled archer, and Kuromarimo (クロマーリモ, Kuromārimo) whose fighting style revolves around throwing parts of his Afro hair-cut.
Black Cat Pirates Edit
The Black Cat Pirates are a cat-themed crew of pirates led by their captain, Kuro, who considers them as nothing but pawns to carry out his plans and, if he so pleases, to die for him.[ch. 38]. Other members of the crew include Django, and the Meowban Brothers, Siam (シャム, Shamu) and Butchie (ブチ, Buchi).
Kuro (クロ, Kuro, lit. "Black"), nicknamed Kuro the "Thousand Plans" (百計のクロ, Hyakkei no Kuro), is the captain of the Black Cat Pirates, who is known for his elaborate plans.[ch. 26] Wishing to leave his identity behind, and to escape the pirate lifestyle of always being on the run,[ch. 37] he becomes butler to Kaya, a friend of Usopp.[ch. 23] He considers his crew as nothing but pawns to carry out his plans and, if he so pleases, to die for him.[ch. 38] Kuro fights using a pair of gloves equipped with very long, straight, single edged blades. Wearing these, he adopted his signature habit of adjusting his constantly slipping glasses by using only the palm of his hand to avoid cutting his face.[ch. 33] Carl Kimlinger of Anime News Network praised Kuro as being "both unspeakably cool and utterly vile".
In the anime, Kuro resumed pirate life following his defeat and saw that the bounty for Luffy has gone up following Arlong's defeat.
In the Japanese anime television series, Kuro is voiced by Kōichi Hashimoto. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Gary Mack, while his voice actor in the Funimation English adaptation is Kent Williams.
Buggy's Band of Pirates Edit
Buggy's Band of Pirates (バギー海賊団, Bagī Kaizokudan) is a circus-themed group of pirates led by Buggy the Clown, one of the Seven Warlords after the 2-year timeskip. His second in command is first mate and beast tamer Mohji (モージ, Mōji), who is usually accompanied by his pet lion Richie (リッチー, Richī).[ch. 12] Third in line is the chief of staff and acrobat Cabaji (カバジ, Kabaji).[ch. 15] Following Buggy's escape from Impel Down, the Buggy Pirates are joined by some of his fellow escapees,[ch. 593] and from early on, the group is accompanied by Alvida (アルビダ, Arubida), who was the captain of the Alvida Pirates until she was defeated by Luffy.[ch. 50, 98]
Buggy (バギー, Bagī) is a pirate with a preference for fighting with knives, a love of cannons, and a prominent red nose. While a junior member of the Roger Pirates, he gets hold of a devil fruit and a treasure map, intending to sell the fruit and search for the treasure, but Shanks accidentally causes him to swallow the fruit and drop the map into the sea, earning Buggy's resentment.[ch. 19, 434] Having consumed the Paramecia-type Chop-Chop Fruit (バラバラの実, Bara Bara no Mi), Buggy can separate his body into levitating parts and control them independently as long as they remain close, and at least one of his feet is on the ground. This ability also makes him immune to cutting attacks which will only separate him into parts.[ch. 526f.] Following the Roger Pirates' dissolution, Buggy becomes captain of the Buggy Pirates and achieves limited notoriety as "Buggy D. Clown" (道化のバギー, Dōke no Bagī).[ch. 9] Eventually his involvement in the first mass breakout of Impel Down, and the Paramount War, earns him a sizable following of escapees and worldwide infamy as "The Genius Jester" (千両道化, Senryō Dōke), and a seat among the Seven Warlords of the Sea.[ch. 549, 700]
In the anime series, his voice actor is Shigeru Chiba. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by David Wills. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Mike McFarland.
Oda said that Buggy is his favorite antagonist, because of all of them he is the easiest to draw. Buggy has received much praise and criticism. Carl Kimlinger of Anime News Network said that Luffy's fight with Buggy "sets the series' precedent for battles that are simultaneously tense and hilarious". Jacob Hope Chapman of the same site said that seeing Buggy during the Jaya Arc was "entertaining". Bryce Coulter of Mania Entertainment praised Chibi Buggy's Adventure as one of the best arcs, and Buggy for his "slap-stick humour" and "Voltron-esque combining sequence". He was "disappointed" that Buggy, Smoker, and the Strawhats did not have a conflict at sea. On Luffy and Buggy's alliance in Impel Down, Chris Beveridge said, "the two do make an amusing pairing as their flight through the first level goes on". He went on to say, "he never really cared for Buggy", but the Impel Down arc turned him into an "engaging character". He said that he believes that Buggy is being set up as a regular character because he was "afraid he might lose him". Pedro Cortes of Japanator said, "Buggy is always good for a laugh, so his bit was a welcomed respite from the oppressive marines beating down Luffy and the Whitebeard pirates."
Galdino (ギャルディーノ, Gyarudīno), better known under his Baroque Works code name "Mr. 3" (ミスター・スリー, Misutā Surī), is a sculptor with the ability of the Paramecia-type Wax-Wax Fruit (ドルドルの実, Doru Doru no Mi), which allows him to generate and control candle wax.[ch. 120, 532] Following the dissolution of the organization, he was captured and taken to Impel Down, where he joined Buggy to escape, then participated in the Marineford War, and subsequently joined Buggy's crew.
He is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama in the Japanese version of the franchise. In the English versions of the series, he is voiced by Tom Souhrada in the 4Kids dub, and by Duncan Brannan in the Funimation dub.
Caribou (カリブー, Karibū) is the former captain of the Caribou Pirates, a crew that captained alongside his younger brother Coribou (コリブー, Koribū). He has the power of the logia-type Swamp-Swamp Fruit, that allows it to transform into a muddy swamp.
After following the Straw Hat Pirates along the seabed on their journey to Fishman Island, intending to defeat them, he ended up captured by them and locked in a barrel. Although he managed to escape, he was defeated again, and after the events on the island he was captured by The Strawhat Shark (Jimbei), who brought him to the surface. After a journey in the New World, he ended up captured by X. Drake and made a prisoner of the Animal Kingdom Pirates.
Dracule Mihawk (ジュラキュール・ミホーク, Jurakyūru Mihōku), also called "Hawk-Eye" Mihawk (鷹の目のミホーク, Taka no Me no Mihōku), was one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, and is recognized as the strongest swordsman in the world.[ch. 50, 52, 69] He is a pale-skinned man who travels in a small boat shaped like a coffin.[ch. 50, ?] His primary weapon is a Grosse Messer, with a black blade called yoru. Zoro wants to beat him someday, however, he trains Zoro for two years, knowing he will only forfeit his pride and ask for guidance in the way of the sword if it means helping another.
Takeshi Aono provided his voice in the anime until 2010, after which he was replaced by Hirohiko Kakegawa. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Wayne Grayson. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by John Gremillion.
Don Quixote Pirates Edit
The Don Quixote Pirates (ドンキホーテ海賊団, Donkihōte Kaizoku-dan), or Don Quixote Family (ドンキホーテファミリー, Donkihōte Famirī), are a pirate crew led by Don Quixote Doflamingo.[ch. 762] It is divided into three groups, each led by one of the top three officers.[ch. 732]
Trébol's Army is led by Trébol (トレーボル, Torēboru), a man who can generate an adhesive and highly sticky liquid; Sugar (シュガー, Shugā), a girl who can turn people into toys; Jora (ジョーラ, Jōra), a woman who transforms things into modern art; and Violet, who possess the ability to see through everything and read other's minds, she is also the princess of Dressrosa Viola.
Diamante's Army is led by Diamante (ディアマンテ, Diamante), whose ability allows him to flatten, reform, and fold anything while still retaining its original characteristics. It is made up of Lao G (ラオ・G, Rao Jī), an old skilled martial artist; Machvise (マッハバイス, Mahhabaisu), a strong man who can change his weight; Senor Pink (セニョール・ピンク, Senyōru Pinku), a man who can swim on the ground or through walls; and Dellinger (デリンジャー, Derinjā), a boy who possesses both human and Fighter Fish-<en genes and fights with kicks.
Pica's Army is led by Pica (ピーカ, Pīka), who can absorb, manipulate, and merge with stone. It is made up of Baby 5 (ベビー5, Bebī Faibu), a girl who can change any part of her body into any kind of weapon; Buffalo (バッファロー, Baffarō), whose ability allows him to turn into a rotating man; and Gladius (グラディウス, Guradiusu), a man who can make his own body or any inorganic object he touches rupture and explode.
Don Quixote DoflamingoEdit
Don Quixote Doflamingo (ドンキホーテ・ドフラミンゴ, Donkihōte Dofuramingo) is the captain of the Don Quixote Pirates, the usurper king of the island Dressrosa, and formerly one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.[ch. 234, 682, 728] The String-String Fruit (イトイトの実, Ito Ito no Mi) grants him the ability to control others using movements with his fingers similar to that of a puppeteer. It also grants him the ability to control sharp thin strings from his fingertips that can cut people, create clones of himself, and attach to the clouds in the sky to allow him to fly.[ch. 231]. He is a former Celestial Dragon after his father, Donquixote Homing, decided to abandon that life to become a normal human. However, they were chased by the people, tortured, and eventually, Doflamingo killed his dad. He brought the head of his father back to Mariejois in hopes of receiving his Celestial title back again. He was denied and later became a pirate.
He believes that the "Great Pirate Era" is nearing its end and a new age is about to begin.[ch. 303] He is a broker going under the alias of "Joker". He owns a large auction house at the Sabaody Archipelago where humans and other species are sold as slaves.[ch. 504] Eventually, after the Straw Hat Pirates and Dressrosa's citizens reveal his treacherous deeds, Doflamingo is defeated by Luffy and his title is revoked.
Don Quixote RosinanteEdit
Don Quixote Rosinante (ドンキホーテ・ロシナンテ, Donkihōte Roshinante) is the younger brother of Don Quixote Doflamingo, a commander of the Don Quixote Pirates occupying the Hearts Seat under the code name "Corazon" (コラソン, Korason), and an undercover agent from the Navy with the rank of commander who reports directly to the then Admiral Sengoku. He ate the Calm-Calm Fruit (ナギナギの実, Nagi Nagi no Mi) which grants him the ability to create a wall cancelling all sounds. He also makes use of this ability to make his elder brother believe that he has lost the power of speech after an unknown accident. He is the second person to occupy the Hearts Seat, his predecessor being Vergo. Don Quixote Ros inante is clumsy and is most often seen lighting his feather cloak up while trying to light a cigarette. He was killed years ago by Doflamingo.
Edward Weevil Edit
Edward Weevil (エドワード・ウィーブル, Edowādo Wīburu), also called "Whitebeard Jr." (白ひげ, Jr. Shirohige Junia), is the self-proclaimed son of Edward Newgate, and was one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. He is not very bright, and as a result, he is constantly manipulated by his mother, Buckin (バッキン, Bakkin), a former pirate and the self-proclaimed lover of Edward Newgate. Influenced by his mother, Weevil believe that he is the rightful heir of Whitebeard's fortune, not the members of his father's crew, and in order to claim Whitebeard's treasure that Buckin promised him, he fought and destroyed fifteen pirate crews that served under Whitebeard.
Foxy Pirates Edit
The Foxy Pirates (フォクシー海賊団, Fokushī Kaizokudan) is a crew specializing in a pirate game known as the "Davy Back Fight" wherein pirate crews can win crewmen from their opponents and their Jolly Roger. One example is when he won the Fanged Toad Pirates' captain Kibagaeru, its unnamed helmsman, and its unnamed navigator as well as their Jolly Roger leaving the rest of the Fanged Toad Pirates in dissaray.[ch. 306] The crew is led by Foxy,[ch. 309] and other members of his numerous crew include Porche, the crew's idol, and Hamburg, a gorilla-like human who occasionally serves as Foxy's mount.[ch. 305]
There are two Foxy Pirates who make up Hamburg's teammates in the Groggy Monsters: Pickles is a large and husky man who is larger than Hamburg; Big Pan is a Wotan, a result of a union between a giant and a fish-man with his fish-type being a pond loach. The rest of the crew consists of the announcer and commentator Itomimizu, his bird Chuchun, the billfish-type fish-man Capote, the star shark Monda, and an unnamed referee who during Davy Back Fight games ignores his team's cheating. The Foxy Pirates have some anime-only members like Mashikaku who is large and rectangular, Chiqicheetah who can turn into a cheetah and a cheetah-human hybrid, the squid-type fish-man Jube, the unspecified fish-man Girarin, and the elderly referee Rokuroshi.
Foxy (フォクシー, Fokushī), nicknamed "Silver Fox" (銀ギツネ, Gin Gitsune), is the cheater and trickster captain of the Foxy Pirates.[ch. 307] Though he acts supremely confident most of the time, he is extremely sensitive to insults or criticism.[ch. 306] Having eaten the Slow-Slow Fruit (ノロノロの実, Noro Noro no Mi), Foxy can emit a beam with microscopic particles from his hands which can temporarily slow down any object, reducing its velocity, while preserving its kinetic energy.[ch. 309]
Although in the manga he only appears as the main antagonist of a story arc, in the anime he is a recurring opponent of Luffy's crew.
Krieg Pirates Edit
The Krieg Pirates are a pirate crew led by Don Krieg.[ch. 46] He does not care for his crew and bullies them to fear and obey him.[ch. 49] He punishes those who fail him and those who show weakness.[ch. 61f.] Other crew members include Gin (ギン, Gin), Krieg's combat commander, and Pearl (パール, Pāru), a man protected by various shields.
Don Krieg (首領・クリーク, Don Kurīku), nicknamed "Foul Play" Krieg (ダマシ討ちのクリーク, Damashi Uchi no Kurīku), is the captain of the Krieg Pirates, a man well known for his underhanded tactics.[ch. 46] Krieg does not care for his crew and bullies them into fearing and obeying him.[ch. 49] He punishes those who fail him and those who show weakness.[ch. 61f.] Krieg wears a gilded suit of steel armor filled with hidden weapons such as guns, bombs, etc.[ch. 47] Krieg also uses a weapon called the "Mighty Battle Spear", that is not only a spear, but can release explosions and remain intact.
The Kuja (九蛇) are a tribe of women living on Amazon Lily (アマゾン・リリー, Amazon Rirī), a China-inspired island, where men are forbidden.[ch. 514f., 535] It is ruled by Boa Hancock, who also captains a group of pirates made up of the strongest fighters of the Kuja, including her two younger sisters who possess the Zoan-type abilities of the Snake-Snake Fruit (ヘビヘビの実, Hebi Hebi no Mi), allowing the middle sister, Boa Sandersonia (ボア・サンダーソニア, Boa Sandāsonia), to transform into an anaconda or anaconda-human hybrid, and the youngest sister, Boa Marigold (ボア・マリーゴールド, Boa Marīgōrudo), to turn into a king cobra or king cobra-human hybrid.[ch. 519]
Other members of the tribe are the former empress of the Kuja, Gloriosa (グロリオーサ, Guroriōsa), more commonly referred to as "Elder Nyon", Marguerite (マーガレット, Māgaretto), a warrior who befriends Luffy, and Marguerite's friends Sweetpea (スイトピー, Suitopī) and Aphelandra (アフェランドラ, Aferandora).
Boa Hancock Edit
Boa Hancock (ボア・ハンコック, Boa Hankokku) is a member of the all-female Kuja Tribe from the island of Amazon Lily.[ch. 515f.] Sold to the Celestial Dragons during childhood, she and her sisters are force-fed devil fruits and branded as slaves.[ch. 521] Eventually freed by Fisher Tiger, the three return to their people. Hancock becomes ruler and is referred to by her subjects as "Snake Princess" (蛇姫, Hebihime).[ch. 516, 521] Leading the Kuja Pirates, she quickly gains infamy as the "Pirate Empress" (海賊女帝, Kaizoku Jotei) and is offered membership in the Seven Warlords of the Sea.[ch. 516, 522] Despite resenting the World Government for her past enslavement, which she keeps a secret even from her kinswomen, Hancock accepts the position to protect her people. But when called upon to participate in the Government's war against the Whitebeard Pirates, she initially refuses and only reconsiders after falling in love with Luffy, who enlists her help to infiltrate Impel Down.[ch. 516f., 520–522] Hancock is capable of utilizing Haki, including the Color of the Supreme King.[ch. 519] The ability of the Paramecia-type Love-Love Fruit (メロメロの実, Mero Mero no Mi) allows her to turn anyone charmed by her into stone and back again.[ch. 516, 521] She is also often accompanied by her pet snake Salome (サロメ, Sarome), who also supports her in battles. After the most recent Levely, the Seven Warlords were disbanded, making her an enemy of the World Government again.
Monkey Mountain Allied Force Edit
The Monkey Mountain Allied Force (猿山連合軍, Saruyama Rengō-gun) is a group formed between three pirate captains. The leader of the alliance is Mont Blanc Cricket (モンブラン・クリケット, Monburan Kuriketto), a man who is a descendant of Mont Blanc Noland (モンブラン・ノーランド, Monburan Nōrando), who was known as "Liar Noland" because of lying about the existence of a City of Gold. Cricket, believing that Noland was telling the truth, spent years searching for that city.
The other two representatives of the alliance are Masira (マシラ, Mashira), captain of the Masira Pirates, who are responsible for refloating the treasures of the sunken ships, and his sworn brother Shoujou (ショウジョウ, Shōjō), captain of the Shoujou Pirates, who are responsible for sinking ships.
Originally stationed in Jaya, they helped the Straw Hat Pirates in getting to Skypiea.
New Fishman Pirates Edit
The New Fishman Pirates (新魚人海賊団, Shin-Gyojin Kaizoku-dan) are a pirate group of fishmen-supremacists led by the great white shark-type fishman Hordy Jones (ホーディ・ジョーンズ, Hōdi Jōnzu).[ch. 631] Hordy is responsible for assassinating Otohime, the queen of Fishman Island. The crew's five officers are the hammerhead shark-type fishman Dosun (ドスン, Dosun), the Japanese wobbegong-type fishman Zeo (ゼオ, Zeo), the cookiecutter shark-fishman Daruma (ダルマ, Daruma), the giant squid-type fishman Ikaros Munch (イカロス・ムッヒ, Ikarosu Muhhi), and the poisonous blue-ringed octopus-type merman Hyouzou (ヒョウゾウ, Hyōzō).
The pirates eventually make a pact with the captain of the Flying Pirates to plot the complete destruction of Fishman Island by initiating a coup d'etat. Jones broadcasts a message to the island, announcing that he will execute Neptune, its current ruler, to take over the kingdom, and then kill the Straw Hat Pirates. However, Luffy eventually teams up with Jimbei, to launch a combined assault on the pirates – defeating them and saving Fishman Island.
The Flying Pirates are a group of fishman pirates that was originally founded by Vander Decken. Its current leader Vander Decken IX (バンダー・デッケン九世, Bandā Dekken Kyūsei) is a Japanese bullhead shark-type fishman with the power of the Paramecia-type Target-Target Fruit (マトマトの実, Mato-Mato no Mi) to lock on any target at will, so long as he touches the target first. Even though he still can survive underwater, he would need assistance to get out of the ocean.
The Roger Pirates (ロジャー海賊団, Rojā Kaizokudan) were the pirate crew of the late King of the Pirates, Gol D. Roger, and were the only known crew to ever reach Laugh Tale. Other members in the crew were Silvers Rayleigh, the crew's first mate, Shanks and Buggy, who started out as pirate apprentices on the crew, Scopper Gaban (スコッパー・ギャバン, Sukoppā Gyaban), who was regarded by Roger as one of his best men, and Kozuki Oden alongside his retainers Dogstorm and Cat Viper.
Gol D. RogerEdit
Gol D. Roger (ゴール・D・ロジャー, Gōru Dī Rojā), after gaining worldwide infamy as captain of the Roger Pirates, becomes better known as Gold Roger (ゴールド・ロジャー, Gōrudo Rojā), the King of the Pirates (海賊王, Kaizoku-Ō, lit. "Pirate King").[ch. 1, 154, 506] Suffering from a terminal disease, he takes his crew on a complete voyage through the Grand Line before disbanding it and turning himself in to the World Government, which claims to have captured him.[ch. 506] At his execution, before Rouge gives birth to Roger's son Ace, and 22 years before the formation of the Straw Hat Pirates, Roger spawns the "Great Pirate Era" by announcing that his treasure, the "One Piece", is up for the taking. Though they will have to find it first.[ch. 1, 506, 550] It is said after Roger's death that only Whitebeard could match him in a fight and that he had the ability to hear "the voice of all things", which allowed him and his crew to learn the secret history of the world.[ch. 233, 507] He was also the original owner of Luffy's Straw Hat which fell into the possession of Shanks after his captain's death, with Shanks eventually passing it on to Luffy. Gol D. Roger has the highest known bounty in the series, with 5,564,800,000 Berry.
Roger is originally voiced by Chikao Ōtsuka, and later by Masane Tsukayama. A younger Roger is voiced by Takeshi Kusao. In the 4Kids adaptation, Roger is voiced by Frederick B. Owens. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Sean Hennigan.
Silvers Rayleigh Edit
The "Dark King" (冥王, Mei-Ō) Silvers Rayleigh (シルバーズ・レイリー, Shirubāzu Reirī) is a swordsman who, after serving as first mate of the Roger Pirates, comes to live on the Sabaody Archipelago as a ship coater and gambler.[ch. 500] He is a skilled user of Haki, including the rare Color of the Supreme King and, following the war between the Whitebeard Pirates and the World Government, instructs Luffy in its use.[ch. 503]
Rocks Pirates Edit
The Rocks Pirates (ロックス海賊団, Rokkusu Kaizokudan) were a powerful crew that dominated the seas forty years before the current events of the series; their strength was such that at the time anyone knew their deeds, so crazy and reckless that they considered them a real terrorist organization. They were defeated on the island of God Valley (ゴッドバレー, Goddo Barē) by the combined efforts of Monkey D. Garp and Gol D. Roger. The captain was Rocks D. Xebec (ロックス・D・ジーベック, Rokkusu Dī Jībekku) and among its members there were also people who later became notorious such as the Emperors Edward Newgate, Charlotte Linlin, and Kaido, and the captain of the Golden Lion Pirates and Roger's rival Shiki (シキ, Shiki).[ch. 957]
Straw Hat Grand FleetEdit
The Straw Hat Grand Fleet (麦わら大船団, Mugiwara Dai-sendan) is a fleet made up of seven pirate crews, who after having helped Luffy in Dressrosa, swore allegiance to him.
Beautiful Pirates Edit
The Beautiful Pirates (美しき海賊団, Utsukushiki Kaizoku-dan) are the first crew of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. They are led by Cavendish (キャベンディッシュ, Kyabendisshu), who in the past was a prince who became a pirate, becoming a super rookie. Cavendish has a double personality, becoming his dangerous alter-ego, Hakuba.
The crew consists of a total of 74 members, including Suleiman (スレイマン, Sureiman), a former mercenary who joined Cavendish after the events in Dressrosa, and Farul (ファルル, Faruru), Cavendish's horse.
Barto Club Edit
The Barto Club (バルトクラブ, Baruto Kurabu) are the second crew of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. They are led by Bartolomeo (バルトロメオ), a former super rookie who is a big fan of Luffy and his crew. Bartolomeo has the power to create invisible barriers around him.
The crew consists of a total of 56 members, including Gambia (ガンビア, Ganbia), the crew's staff officer. All the members are big fans of Luffy.
Happosui Army Edit
The Happosui Army (八宝水軍, Happō Suigun) are the third crew of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. They are led by Sai (サイ). Before him, the leader of the organization was his grandfather, Chin Jao (チンジャオ, Chinjao), who in the past was a rival to Garp.
The crew consists of a total of 1000 members, including Boo (ブー, Bū), Sai's younger brother and vice-leader of the organization, and Baby 5, a former member of the Don Quixote Pirates, and Sai's wife.
Ideo Pirates Edit
The Ideo Pirates (イデオ海賊団, Ideo Kaizokudan) are the fourth crew of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. They are led by Ideo (イデオ), a martial artist and member of the longarm tribe. The other three members of the crew are Blue Gilly (ブルー・ギリー, Burū Girī), a martial artist and member of the longleg tribe, and Abdullah (アブドーラ, Abudōra) and Jeet (ジェット, Jetto), two former bounty hunters. Initially they were named "XXX Gym Martial Arts Alliance" (XXXジム格闘連合, Toripuru-Ekkusu Jimu Kakutō Rengō, pronounced "Triple X Gym Martial Arts Alliance"), being renamed after obtain their own ship.
Tontatta Pirates Edit
The Tontatta Pirates (トンタッタ海賊団, Tontatta Kaizokudan), formerly known as Tonta Corps (トンタ兵団, Tonta Heidan), are the fifth crew of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet, and the armed forces of the Tontatta Tribe. The organization is made up entirely of dwarfs, and they are led by Leo (レオ, Reo), who has the ability to stitch things together and un-stitch them like nothing happened.
The crew consists of a total of 200 members, including the Aviation Squad leaders Bian (ビアン), who has the ability to transform into a hornet or a hornet-dwarf hybrid, and Cub (カブ, Kabu), who has the ability to transform into a rhinoceros beetle or a rhinoceros beetle-dwarf hybrid.
New Giant Pirates Edit
The New Giant Pirates (新巨兵海賊団, Shin Kyo Hei Kaizoku-dan) are the sixth crew of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. The organization is made up of five giants from Elbaf, and they are led by Hajrudin (ハイルディン, Hairudin). The other four members are Stansen (スタンセン, Sutansen), the crew's shipwright, who was imprisoned in Sabaody until he escaped with Rayleigh, Rodo (ロード, Rōdo), the crew's navigator, Goldberg (ゴールドバーグ, Gōrudobāgu), the crew's cook, and Gerd (ゲルズ, Geruzu), the crew's doctor, who in her childhood was a friend of Charlotte Linlin.
Yontamaria Fleet Edit
The Yontamaria Fleet (ヨンタマリア大船団, Yonta Maria Dai-sendan) are the seventh crew of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. They are led by Orlumbus (オオロンブス, Ōronbusu), a former adventurer who worked for the Standing Kingdom. The crew consists of a total of 4,300 members, including Columbus (コロンブス, Koronbusu), a young girl who is a trusted member for Orlumbus.
Sun Pirates Edit
The Sun Pirates (タイヨウの海賊団, Taiyō no Kaizokudan) are a band of pirates consisting of fishmen and mermen, led by Fisher Tiger (フィッシャー・タイガー, Fisshā Taigā), and later by Jimbei. They attack any pirate ship they see, but no matter who is on it, they never kill directly. Their Sun insignia was created to cover up the mark of the Celestial Dragon's slave, "Hoof of the Soaring Dragon", since Tiger Fisher bore the mark from being a slave. But he had escaped the World Nobles and during his escape he freed other mermen/fishmen and Boa Hancock and her two sisters. With the Sun insignia, the World Government was unable to claim the slaves due to mass confusion over whether they were Sun Pirates or not.[ch. 620]
The members of the Arlong Pirates and Macro Pirates were also part of the crew, until the group eventually disbands when Jimbei joins the Seven Warlords of the Sea. Other members include Aladdin (アラディン, Aradin), the crew's doctor and first mate during Jimbei's leadership, Charlotte Praline (シャーロット・プラリネ, Shārotto Purarine), Aladdin's wife and Big Mom's 21st daughter, and Wadatsumi (ワダツミ), a former member of the Flying Pirates.
Thriller Bark Pirates Edit
The crew of the island-sized ship Thriller Bark (スリラーバーク, Surirā Bāku), captained by Gecko Moriah, consists mostly of zombies, numbering in the hundreds, created from corpses – patched up by Moriah's subordinate, the medical genius Hogback (ホグバック, Hogubakku) – given unlife in the form of shadows stolen using Moriah's Devil Fruit ability.[ch. 446, 449, 455] Placed in charge of the zombies are Moriah's other subordinates, "Graveyard" Absalom (アブサロム, Abusaromu), a patchwork man augmented by Hogback with the snout of a lion, the skin of an elephant, and the muscles of a bear and a gorilla who can turn himself and anything he touches invisible before being killed by Shiryu, and "Ghost Princess" Perona.[ch. 449, 461, 464f.]
Among the zombies created by Hogback and Moriah are Victoria Cindry (ビクトリア･シンドリー, Bikutoria Shindorī), a former famous stage actress whom Dr. Hogback was in love with; Ryuma (リューマ, Ryūma), a samurai from the Wano Country; Lola (ローラ, Rōra), a warthog-like zombie in love with Absalom; and Oars (オーズ, Ōzu), an ancient giant formerly feared by all.
Gecko Moria Edit
Gecko Moria (ゲッコー･モリア, Gekkō Moria, a play on kōmori (蝙蝠)) is the captain of the island-sized ship Thriller Bark and a former member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.[ch. 448] The Shadow-Shadow Fruit (カゲカゲの実, Kage Kage no Mi) grants him the ability to control his shadow, allowing it to act completely independent from his body, and to control the shadows of others.[ch. 455, 463] After his entire crew is annihilated by Kaido, he creates a completely obedient, immortal army of zombies by implanting stolen shadows into corpses.[ch. 457, 481] After the Paramount War, his Warlord title is revoked.
Perona (ペローナ, Perōna), also known as "Ghost Princess" (ゴーストプリンセス, Gōsuto Purinsesu), is a member of the Thriller Bark Pirates, a woman dressed in a Gothic Lolita-style who is capable of create ghosts with various abilities thanks to the power of the Paramecia-type Hollow-Hollow Fruit (ホロホロの実, Horo Horo no Mi).[ch. 443, 461] After Gecko Moria's defeat, Perona takes shelter in Dracule Mihawk's castle, where she begrudgingly helps and cooperates with Roronoa Zoro in his training during the timeskip.[ch. 597]
Worst Generation Edit
Originally known as the "Eleven Supernovas" (11人の超新星, Jūichinin no Chōshinsei), it is a group of rookie pirates whose bounties exceed over 100,000,000 berries, having reached the Sabaody Archipelago simultaneously. The group's members are: Monkey D. Luffy and his crewmate Roronoa Zoro; Trafalgar Law; Capone Bege; X. Drake; Jewelry Bonney; Basil Hawkins; Eustass Kid and his crewmate Killer; Scratchmen Apoo; and Urouge (ウルージ, Urūji).[ch. 498] Regarded as "problem children", these pirates, along with Marshall D. Teach, eventually became known as the "Worst Generation" (最悪の世代, Saiaku no Sedai) by the World Government as they gained more notoriety for their crimes and, sometimes, their willingness to challenge the status quo.[ch. 664]
Basil Hawkins Edit
Basil Hawkins (バジル・ホーキンス, Bajiru Hōkinsu), nicknamed "Magician" (魔術師 Majutsushi), is the captain of the Hawkins Pirates. He ate the Straw-Straw Fruit (ワラワラの実, Wara Wara no Mi), a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to create and manipulate straw. He can cover himself in straw and make scarecrow-like straw avatars to aid his offense. He also has a habit of reading tarot cards to find out what is going to happen, and the percentage probability that what he predicts will happen.
After the two year timeskip, he tried to form an alliance with Scratchmen Apoo and Eustass Kid, but after Kaido appeared in front of them, to avoid a fight he ended up joining the Animal Kingdom Pirates as Kaido's subordinate, betraying Kid along with Apoo, and becoming one of the crew's Headliners.
Capone Bege Edit
Capone "Gang" Bege (カポネ・“ギャング”・ベッジ, Kapone "Gyangu" Bejji) is a mafia don-turned-pirate. He has the power of the Castle-Castle Fruit (シロシロの実, Shiro Shiro no Mi), a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to create and maintain a dimensional fortress inside his body, being able to put people inside after being reduced when approaching the entrances of his body, or becoming himself into a great castle that serves as a fortress. He is the captain of the Firetank Pirates (ファイアタンク海賊団, Faia Tanku Kaizokudan), among which are the advisor Vito (ヴィト, Vito) and the combatant Gotti (ゴッティ, Gotti). Bege is married to Big Mom's 22nd daughter Charlotte Chiffon (シャーロット・シフォンShārotto Shifon), and they are both the parents of Capone Pez (カポネ・ペッツ, Kapone Pettsu).
Eustass Kid Edit
Eustass "Captain" Kid (ユースタス・キャプテン・キッド, Yūsutasu "Kyaputen" Kiddo) is the captain of the Kid Pirates. Among his crew is his childhood friend Killer. Kid ate the Magnet-Magnet Fruit (ジキジキの実, Jiki Jiki no Mi), a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to attract and control metal objects with magnetism. During the time skip, he lost his arm after an encounter with Shanks, depending on a metal pieces arm created by his ability. After trying to form an alliance with Scratchmen Apoo and Basil Hawkins, he ended up being betrayed by them and captured by Kaido, having to later ally himself with Luffy and Law in their plan to defeat him.
Killer (キラー, Kirā), nicknamed "Murder Machine" (殺戮武人, Satsuriku Bujin, lit. "Massacre Soldier"), is the combatant of the Kid Pirates, and Eustass Kid's childhood friend. He usually fights using two blades, and stands out for wearing a mask on his face.
After he and Kid were captured by Kaido, Killer was forced to eat a SMILE fruit that was defective, causing him to not stop smiling, and in Wano he ended up working for Kaido's ally, the shogun Kurozumi Orochi, as a street assassin known as Kamazo the Manslayer (人斬り鎌ぞう, Hito Kiri Kamazō). To get revenge on Kaido, he and the Kid Pirates ended up joining Luffy and Law's alliance.
Jewelry Bonney (ジュエリー・ボニー, Juerī Bonī) is one of twelve pirates collectively known as the Worst Generation, and the only female of the group. She is nicknamed "Glutton" (大喰らい, Ō-Gurai, lit. "Big Eater") because of her gigantic appetite which, however, does not prevent her from having a sinuous physiognomy.[ch. 498] She has eaten a Devil Fruit that allows her to change her own age (which she uses to disguise herself) as well as others, making her opponents either too young or too old to fight her.[ch. 499]
After the Paramount War, she and her crew were defeated and captured by the Blackbeard Pirates, and she was subsequently arrested by the Navy fleet led by Sakazuki. Somehow, she managed to escape, showing herself wandering the streets incognito after the two year timeskip. During the World Meeting, she infiltrated Marijoa to rescue Bartholomew Kuma, for reasons still unknown.
Scratchmen Apoo (スクラッチメン・アプー, Sukuratchimen Apū), also known as "Roar of the Sea" (海鳴り, Umi Nari), is the captain of the On-Air Pirates (オンエア海賊団, On Ea Kaizokudan), and a member of the longarm tribe. He has the power of an unnamed Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that gives him the ability to transform the parts of his body into different instruments and generate music and great vibrations with them, however, sound does not affect people if they do not hear it.
After the two year timeskip, he tried to form an alliance with Basil Hawkins and Eustass Kid. However, he was affiliated with Kaido to ambush them, Apoo being actually a subordinate of the Animal Kingdom Pirates, ending up with Hawkins joining Kaido and Apoo, and Kid being captured.
Trafalgar Law Edit
The "Surgeon of Death" (死の外科医, Shi no Gekai), Trafalgar D. Water Law (トラファルガー・D・ワーテル・ロー, Torafarugā Dī Wāteru Rō), originates from the North Blue.[ch. 498, 508, 578, 763] Having eaten the Paramecia-type Op-Op Fruit (オペオペの実, Ope Ope no Mi), Law can, within a spherical area around himself, cut and teleport objects as well as perform body swaps.[ch. 661] He is the captain of the Heart Pirates (ハートの海賊団, Hāto no Kaizokudan), consisting of twenty-one members, including the polar bear mink and crew's navigator Bepo (ベポ, Bepo), Shachi (シャチ, Shachi), Penguin (ペンギン, Pengin), and the former slave Jean Bart (ジャンバール, Janbāru). Originally from the White Town, Flevance, he escaped with White Lead Disease and became a member of the Don Quixote Pirates. There he met Corazon, the brother of Doflamingo, and together they went on an adventure to find a cure for Law. Ultimately they found the Devil Fruit, but before they escaped, Corazon was killed by Doflamingo, leaving Law to seek out revenge. Law makes a name for himself and, following the Paramount War, joins the Seven Warlords of the Sea.[ch. 659, 673] Though he enters into an alliance with Luffy and the Straw Hats to take down Kaido, one of the Four Emperors, Law is actually hunting down Don Quixote Doflamingo.
X. Drake Edit
"Red Flag" (赤旗, Akahata) X. Drake (・ドレーク, Diesu Dorēku, pronounced as "Diez Drake") is the captain of the Drake Pirates. He has the power of the Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Allosaurus (リュウリュウの実 モデル アロサウルス, Ryū Ryū no Mi Moderu Arosaurusu), a Zoan-type Devil Fruit that that gives him the ability to transform into an Allosaurus or an Allosaurus-human hybrid. He is a former Navy rear admiral who became a pirate, but secretly continued to work for the Navy as captain of the "SWORD" division. Under this identity, Drake managed to join the Animal Kingdom Pirates as Kaido's subordinate, becoming one of their Headliners as part of the Tobi Roppo. Drake is ousted once his treachery is uncovered, and he joins Luffy's alliance to take down Kaido.
Four Emperors Edit
The most powerful pirates in the New World are referred to as the Four Emperors (四皇, Yonkō). Initially the group consists of Shanks, Whitebeard, Kaido, and Big Mom, forming a precarious balance of power with The Seven Warlords of the Sea and the Navy Headquarters that keeps the world at peace until Blackbeard's capture of Ace. This leads to a war between the Whitebeard Pirates and the World Government, and results in Whitebeard's death.[ch. 432, 483, 576, 581] Two years later, Blackbeard is considered to have assumed Whitebeard's position.[ch. 650]
Beast Pirates Edit
The three men who act as Kaido's right hand are the Lead Performers, the crew's executives, also known as the Disasters. The group consists of King (キング, Kingu), who can transform into a Pteranodon or a Pteranodon-human hybrid, the cyborg Queen (クイーン, Kuīn), who can transform into a Brachiosaurus or a Brachiosaurus-human hybrid, and the giant grouper-type fishman Jack (ジャック, Jakku), who can transform into a mammoth or a mammoth-human hybrid.
Most members possess powers of the SMILE fruits created by Caesar Clown, being able to obtain the abilities of a specific animal, but having only partially a part of the animal, such as the legs, ears, or the head, protruding from any limb of the body, like the head of an animal in the stomach or in the hand, or wings in the head or the butt.
Among the crew are the three groups: The Gifters, who ate a SMILE receiving their powers; The Pleasures who ate a dud SMILE without receiving any power and with the effect of not stopping smiling; and the Waiters, who await the moment in the future of receiving a SMILE.
The crew's second-grade officers after the Lead Performers are the Headliners, mostly elite Gifters, who are responsible for leading the Waiters, Pleasures, and lower Gifters.
The strongest six of the Headliners, serving directly under the Lead Performers, are the members of the Tobi Roppo. Like the Lead Performers, the members can transform into ancient creatures. The group consists of Page One (ページワン, Pējiwan), who can transform into a Spinosaurus or a Spinosaurus-human hybrid, Ulti (うるティ, Uruti), Page One's sister who can transform into a Pachycephalosaurus or a Pachycephalosaurus-human hybrid, Sasaki (ササキ, Sasaki), who can transform into a Triceratops or a Triceratops-human hybrid and was in charge of the Armored Division before they were tamed by Tama, Black Maria (ブラックマリア, Burakkumaria), who can transform into a Rosamygale grauvogeli or a Rosamygale grauvogeli-human hybrid; and Who's-Who (フーズ・フー, Fūzu Fū), who can transform into a saber-toothed tiger or a saber-toothed tiger-human hybrid. X. Drake was formerly a member of this group.
Other Headliners include: Basil Hawkins; Sheepshead (シープスヘッド, Shīpusuheddo), who can turn his hands into sheep horns; Holdem (ホールデム, Hōrudemu), who has a variation of a lion SMILE, having on his waist the head and legs of a lion named Kamijiro (噛二郎, Kamijirō); Speed (スピード, Supīdo), who has a horse SMILE, having under her waist the body of a horse that gives her the appearance of a centaur; Dobon (ドボン), who has a hippopotamus SMILE that infused his legs to a hippopotamus' body; Ginrummy (ジンラミー, Jinramī), whose unnamed SMILE gave her black horns; Babanuki (ババヌキ), the warden of the Prisoner Mine, who has an elephant SMILE with the head of an elephant in his belly.
The Numbers are a group of artificially-produced ancient giants with animalistic traits and wearing tiger-striped loincloths that were produced on Punk Hazard as a failed experiment and were brought into the services of the Beast Pirates.
The Marys are the surveillance crew of the Animal Kingdom Pirates that consist of humans and cyborg animals who wear paper masks and transmit their information to Kaido. The lead member of the Mary is Bao Huang (Baofan, バオファン), who has a flying squirrel SMILE gives her a large flying squirrel tail protruding from her back.
There are also some samurai that serve the Animal Kingdom Pirates.
Other members of the crew include Scotch (スコッチ, Sukotchi), a cyborg who protects one of the islands of Kaido, and Scratchmen Apoo.
Kaido (カイドウ, Kaidō), also known as "Kaido, The King of the Beasts" (百獣のカイドウ, Hyakujū no Kaidō, lit. "Kaido of the Beasts"), is the Supreme Commander of the Animal Kingdom Pirates. He is one of the Four Emperors, and also a former member of the Rocks Pirates. Kaido consumed the Fish-Fish Fruit: Azure Dragon Model which enables him to transform into an Azure Dragon or a Azure Dragon-human hybrid. He has been on the verge of being executed several times in the past and has a fondness for attempting suicide, but he always ends up unscathed, being known in the world as "The Strongest Creature in the World" (最強の生物, Saikyō no Seibutsu). In the past, he faced Kozuki Oden, who was the only person capable of hurting him, leaving a scar on his chest. He was allied for years with Kurozumi Orochi to rule the Wano Country together, until Kaido betrayed Orochi, killing him, with the idea of turning his daughter Yamato into the country's new shogun.
Blackbeard Pirates Edit
The Blackbeard Pirates (黒ひげ海賊団, Kurohige Kaizokudan) are a group of very powerful pirates led by Blackbeard. Initially, his crew consists of the marksman Van Augur (ヴァン･オーガー, Van Ōgā); Jesus Burgess (ジーザス･バージェス, Jīzasu Bājesu), the crew's helmsman who possesses immense physical strength; the exiled police officer Lafitte (ラフィット, Rafitto); and the sickly physician Doc Q (ドクQ, Doku Kyū),[ch. 234] with his equally sickly horse Stronger (ストロンガー, Sutorongā).[ch. 223]
Later, Blackbeard recruits a number of prisoners from Impel Down: the biggest giant San Juan Wolf (サンファン・ウルフ, Sanfan Urufu), whose big size comes from the ability of an as-yet-unnamed Devil Fruit; Vasco Shot (バスコ・ショット, Basuko Shotto); Catarina Devon (カタリーナ・デボン, Katarīna Debon), a woman who can turn into a Kyubi no Kitsune or a Kyubi no Kitsune-human hybrid, with the ability to transform into other people; and the former North Blue king Avalo Pizarro (アバロ・ピサロ, Abaro Pisaro), as well as the prison's deposed chief jailer Shiryu (シリュウ, Shiryū), who later gained Absalom's invisibility.[ch. 576]
After becoming one of the Four Emperors, Blackbeard has a subordinate known as Peachbeard (桃ひげ, Momohige) and allies with Aokiji.
Marshall D. Teach Edit
Marshall D. Teach (マーシャル・D・ティーチ, Māsharu Dī Tīchi), better known as Blackbeard (黒ひげ, Kurohige), is the admiral of the Blackbeard Pirates. As a member of the Whitebeard Pirates, he killed his crewmate Thatch to get hold of the Devil Fruit he has sought for several decades, the Dark-Dark Fruit (ヤミヤミの実, Yami Yami no Mi). It grants him the ability to create and control black holes, which are represented as flowing darkness, as well as the ability to disable the Devil Fruit powers of others, as long as he is touching the person. For betraying Whitebeard's crew and the murder of his crewmate, he is pursued by Ace who eventually confronts him.[ch. 159, 440f.] After defeating Ace and turning him in to the World Government, he is appointed Crocodile's replacement as one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, a position he promptly abuses to expand his crew with prisoners from Impel Down and resigns once he is finished. After killing Whitebeard with the help of his new crew, Blackbeard somehow adds his former captain's Devil Fruit ability to his own and manages to take Whitebeard's place as one of the Four Emperors.[ch. 486, 576f., 650]
The character is based on and named after the historical pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach.[ch. 474] In the Japanese anime television series, his voice actor is Akio Ōtsuka. In its Funimation English adaptation, his voice was supplied by Cole Brown until his death in November 2016. In One Piece: Stampede he was voiced by Chris Rager.
Big Mom Pirates Edit
The highest-ranking members are known as the Sweet Commanders. The group consists of Linlin's 2nd son, Katakuri (カタクリ, Katakuri), who has the power to generate mochi, Linlin's 14th daughter, Smoothie (スムージー, Sumūjī), who has the ability to squeeze any object, including living things, and Linlin's 10th son, Cracker (クラッカー, Kurakkā), who has the ability to generate biscuits. A former member of the group is Linlin's 25th child, Snack (スナック, Sunakku).
Officer positions are filled by the majority of Linlin's sons and daughters. Among those are: Linlin's 1st son, Perospero (ペロスペロー, Perosuperō), who has the ability to generate candy; Linlin's 3rd son, Daifuku (ダイフク, Daifuku), who can summon a genie from his body by rubbing himself; Linlin's 4th son, Oven (オーブン, Ōbun), who has the power to generate heat; Linlin's 5th son, Opera (オペラ, Opera), who has the ability to generate cream; Linlin's 8th daughter, Brulee (ブリュレ, Buryure), who has the power of mirrors and can create reflections of people or trap them inside mirrors while gaining access to the Mirro-World; Linlin's 19th son, Montd'Or (モンドール, Mondōru), who can control the books and catch the people inside them; Linlin's 35th daughter; Pudding (プリン, Purin), who is a descendant of the Three-Eyed People; and Linlin's 36th daughter, Flampe (フランペ, Furanpe), who is a great admirer of Katakuri.
The crew Combatants include Pekoms (ペコムズ, Pekomuzu), a lion mink who can turn into a turtle giving him the appearance of a Tarasque; Tamago (タマゴ, Tamago), an egg-shaped man who can change his appearance to chick, rooster, and return to egg form; and Bobbin (ボビン, Bobin). Sun Pirates and Firetank Pirates are former subordinates of the crew.
Charlotte Linlin Edit
Charlotte Linlin (シャーロット・リンリン, Shārotto Rinrin), better known as Big Mom (ビッグ・マム, Biggu Mamu), is the captain of the Big Mom Pirates, and the queen of Totto Land, where she rules with her 46 sons and 39 daughters. She is also the only female member of the Four Emperors, and a former member of the Rocks Pirates.
In her childhood, she was abandoned by her parents for being too big, and was raised by Mother Carmel (マザー・カルメル, Mazā Karumeru), a nun who inspired her to create a kingdom and a family in which all the races of the world live together.
Big Mom possesses the power of the Soul-Soul Fruit, which in the past belonged to Carmel, with which she can give life to objects or make animals act like humans by giving them a fragment of a person's soul. The three objects close to her that have a fragment of her own soul are her tricorn Napoleon (ナポレオン, Naporeon), the sun Prometheus (プロメテウス, Purometeusu), and the cloud Zeus (ゼウス, Zeusu).
Red-Haired Pirates Edit
The Red-Haired Pirates (赤髪海賊団, Akagami Kaizokudan) are led by "Red-Haired" Shanks. Other members include: Ben Beckman (ベン・ベックマン, Ben Bekkuman), the first mate; Lucky Roux (ラッキー・ルウ, Rakkī Ruu), a large man often seen eating; and Yasopp (ヤソップ, Yasoppu), a skilled sniper and father of Usopp.
"Red-Haired" Shanks (赤髪のシャンクス, Akagami no Shankusu) is a swordsman and pirate, capable of using the Supreme King color of Haki.[ch. 434] After serving aboard Roger's ship as an apprentice, alongside Buggy, he founded his own crew, the Red-Haired Pirates.[ch. 19, 434, 506] After losing an arm while saving seven-year-old Luffy's life, and lending him his precious straw hat, which was originally owned by his late captain, Gol D. Roger, Shanks goes on to earn himself a place among the Four Emperors.[ch. 1, 432]
In the original Japanese series, his voice actor is Shūichi Ikeda. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Tom Souhrada. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice actor is Brandon Potter.
Whitebeard Pirates Edit
The Whitebeard Pirates (白ひげ海賊団, Shirohige Kaizokudan) are a group led by Whitebeard and sixteen division commanders, each in charge of one hundred men. Members of the Whitebeard Pirates include the first division commander "Phoenix" Marco (不死鳥のマルコ, Fushichō no Maruko), who can transform into a phoenix or phoenix-human hybrid and is a skilled user of Haki;[ch. 434, 554] the second division commander "Fire Fist" Ace;[ch. 157] the third division commander "Diamond" Jozu (ダイヤモンド・ジョズ, Daiyamondo Jozu), who can turn parts of his body into diamond;[ch. 553]; the sixteenth division commander Izo (イゾウ, Izō), who was one of Kozuki Oden's retainers in Wano; and Marshall D. Teach, who leaves and starts his own crew after murdering the fourth division commander Thatch (サッチ, Satchi).[ch. 440]
Edward Newgate Edit
Edward Newgate (エドワード・ニューゲート, Edowādo Nyūgēto), better known as Whitebeard (白ひげ, Shirohige), is the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates and one of the Four Emperors.[ch. 432, 474] He is a very large and burly old man who fights with a naginata as his weapon and uses the ability of the Paramecia-type Tremor-Tremor Fruit (グラグラの実, Gura Gura no Mi) to create shock waves powerful enough to cause earthquakes and tsunamis.[ch. 434, 552] He is regarded as the world's strongest man and the only one to have matched Gol D. Roger in combat.[ch. 233f.] He considers all of his crewmen as his sons and protects them with all his might.[ch. 434] Eventually, after being badly wounded while fighting to save Ace from execution, he is killed by the Blackbeard Pirates just before Blackbeard uses an unknown method to steal his Devil Fruit power.[ch. 576]
In the original Japanese series, he was originally voiced by Kinryu Arimoto, until his death on February 1, 2019, and was replaced by Ryūzaburō Ōtomo. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by R Bruce Elliott.
Portgas D. Ace Edit
Portgas D. Ace (ポートガス・D・エース, Pōtogasu Dī Ēsu), also called "Fire Fist" Ace (火拳のエース, Hiken no Ēsu), is the second division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates and Luffy's older brother.[ch. 157, 159] He is the son of Gol D. Roger and Portgas D. Rouge (ポートガス・D・ルージュ, Pōtogasu Dī Rūju).[ch. 525, 550] Having eaten the Logia-type Flare-Flare Fruit or Flame-Flame Fruit (メラメラの実, Mera Mera no Mi), Ace is capable of manipulating, creating, and transforming into fire.[ch. 159] Ace is also capable of using the Color of the Supreme King.[ch. 587] Eventually, after being saved from execution, he shields Luffy from Akainu's magma attack at the cost of his own life.[ch. 574] He is buried on an unnamed island in the New World alongside his captain, Whitebeard.[ch. 590]
He is voiced by Toshio Furukawa, while he is voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi as a child. In the 4Kids English adaptation, his names are changed to Portgaz D. Trace and "Heat Fist" Trace, and he is voiced by Jesse Hooker. In the Funimation English adaptation, his name is spelled Portgas D. Ace, and his voice is supplied by Travis Willingham.
World Government Edit
The World Government (世界政府, Sekai Seifu) is a global organization, affiliated with over 170 countries from around the world.[ch. 398] It is administered by a council of five older men known as the Five Elders (五老星, Gorōsei).[ch. 233] Eight centuries after its foundation by a group of twenty kings, their descendants, the Celestial Dragons, live luxurious lives and abuse their power.[ch. 498]
Celestial Dragons Edit
The World Nobles (世界貴族, Sekai Kizoku), also known as the Celestial Dragons (天竜人, Tenryūbito), are the descendants of the founders of the World Government. However, due to their connection to the Government, they constantly abuse their power and despise the people below them (referring to them as "commoners") to the point of wearing masks so as not to breathe the same air as them.[ch. 499]
Cipher Pol Edit
Cipher Pol (サイファーポール, Saifā Pōru) is a series of World Government organizations. They act as secret agencies who do investigations, assassinations and espionage for the World Government.
Cipher Pol Number 9 (サイファーポールナンバーナイン, Saifā Pōru Nanbā Nain), abbreviated as CP9 (シーピーナイン, Shī Pī Nain), is the secret, ninth unit of the World Government's intelligence agency Cipher Pol based at Enies Lobby.[ch. 346] Specializing in assassination,[ch. 382] they utilize a weapon-themed martial art called the Six Powers (六式, Rokushiki).[ch. 347] The group is commanded by Spandam (スパンダム, Supandamu), the self-centered son of the group's previous leader Spandine (スパンダイン, Supandain) who is obsessed over moving up in the World Government.[ch. 358][ch. 391][ch. 392] Though extremely weak compared to his subordinates, Spandam carries the sword Funkfreed (ファンクフリード, Fanku Furīdo) which is capable of transforming into an elephant or an elephant-sword hybrid.[ch. 379][ch. 400] Next in command is Rob Lucci (ロブ･ルッチ, Robu Rutchi), a man known for ruthlessly and mercilessly enforcing the World Government's "justice".[ch. 422] He can transform into a leopard or leopard-human hybrid and is always accompanied by his pigeon, Hattori (ハットリ).[ch. 327, 349] Despite their failure at Enies Lobby to get Nico Robin to the Gates of Justice, Spandam is hospitalized and Lucci is defeated by Luffy, they are eventually promoted to Cipher Pol Aigis 0 (サイファーポールイージスゼロ, Saifā Pōru Ījisu Zero), abbreviated as CP-0 (シーピーゼロ, Shī Pī Zero), the World Government's elite enforcement unit.
Other Devil-Fruit using members of CP9 include the skilled swordsman Kaku (カク) [ch. 401] who can turn into a giraffe or a giraffe-human hybrid, the deceptive martial artist Jabra (ジャブラ, Jabura)[ch. 413f.] who can turn into a wolf of a wolf-human hybrid that resembles a werewolf, Blueno (ブルーノ, Burūno) who travels great distances with manifested "air doors"[ch. 374], and Califa (カリファ, Karifa) whose "strength-cleaning" bubbles that turn a person into a slippery mannequin. Its other two members are Kumadori (クマドリ), a man who resembles a kabuki actor and uses an ability called "Life Return" to control every cell in his body[ch. 406], and Fukurō (フクロウ), an owl-shaped man with a zipper across his mouth which has to be open in order for him to speak.[ch. 375] [ch. 408]. CP9 also had a new member in Nero (ネロ), a man with weasel whiskers who had not fully mastered all the Rokushiki skills and was killed by Lucci for his failure.[ch. 257]
Some members of CP9 worked undercover on Water 7 for several years, Rob Lucci and Kaku working as shipwrights at the Galley-La Company, Kalifa as Iceberg's secretary, and Blueno as a bartender.
Cipher Pol Aigis 0 (サイファーポールイージスゼロ, Saifā Pōru Ījisu Zero), abbreviated as CP-0 (シーピーゼロ, Shī Pī Zero) is the elite and most powerful secret unit of the World Government. Not much has been revealed about them so far, however they have been shown to be very feared and influential. The former members of the CP9 Rob Lucci, Spandam and Kaku are currently members of the CP0.
Other members from the Cipher Pol include Jerry (ジェリー, Jerī), from the CP6, and Wanze (ワンゼ), from the CP7.
Impel Down Edit
Impel Down (インペルダウン, Inperu Daun) is one of three main locations of the World Government and the world's greatest prison.[ch. 525] Chief Warden of Impel Down is Magellan (マゼラン, Mazeran), a man with the ability of the Paramecia-type Venom-Venom Fruit (ドクドクの実, Doku Doku no Mi) that allows him to generate and manipulate poison as well as making him immune to any type of poison. However, his ability does not spare him from diarrhea caused by poisoned food. As a result, he spends about ten hours per day in the bathroom relieving himself.[ch. 528] Second in charge of Impel Down is the exceedingly ambitious Vice Chief Warden Hannyabal (ハンニャバル, Hannyabaru).[ch. 526] He often shows off how tough he is to the prisoners, which earns him admiration among the guards.[ch. 536] However, he cares more about his own position than the security of the prison.[ch. 535] His weapon of choice is a double bladed naginata.[ch. 543]
Below Hannyabal stand the Chief Guards Sadie (サディ, Sadi) and Saldeath (サルデス, Sarudesu). Saldeath wields a trident, which also functions as a flute to direct his subordinates, the Blugori, which are blue, masked creatures resembling gorillas.[ch. 528, 543] Sadie is a very sadistic woman who uses a thin torturing whip in battle.[ch. 543] Saidie is in command of the Jailer Beasts on the lowest level of Impel Down who have tapped into the Awakened power of their unnamed Zoan Devil Fruits which makes them larger with some of them having runny noses as well as being able to recover from attacks quicker. They consist of the Holstein cattle-like Minotaurus, the blue rhinoceros-like Minorhinoceros, the koala-like Minokoala, the zebra-like Minozebra, and the chihuahua-like Minochihuahua.
The Navy[d] (海軍, Kaigun), sometimes translated as the "Marines" in FUNimation's English dub,[e] are a maritime force under the command of the World Government. Currently the position of fleet admiral, who is the leader of the organization, is occupied by Akainu. The greatest forces are the three admirals, who are currently Kizaru, Fujitora, and Ryokugyu. The corrupted Captain Ax-Hand Morgan (father of Helmeppo) was the first high-ranking officer of the Navy depicted in the series, until stripped of his status when he was defeated by Luffy.
"Sengoku the Buddha" (仏のセンゴク, Hotoke no Sengoku, Sengoku also being the name of a period in Japanese history) is a naval officer and contemporary of Roger who eventually rises to the rank of fleet admiral.[ch. 234, 434] The ability of the Mystical Zoan-type Human-Human Fruit, Model Buddha (ヒトヒトの実 モデル：大仏, Hito Hito no Mi, Moderu: Daibutsu) allows Sengoku to transform into a daibutsu or a daibutsu-human hybrid.[ch. 585] Following the Paramount War, he retires from the service and, against his recommendation to promote Aokiji, is succeeded by Akainu.[ch. 650] Although retired from active duty, Sengoku continues to serve in the navy as an inspector general. Two years after the war, he is shown to have mellowed rather considerably due to his lack of responsibilities. It is also revealed that in the past, he took care of the young Donquixote Rosinante after his brother Donquixote Doflamingo murdered their father, Donquixote Homing. He came to care for Rosinante like a son and was devastated by his death while he was working undercover as a member of the Donquixote Pirates. After Doflamingo's defeat by Luffy, Sengoku learns the truth about the circumstances of Rosinante's death from Trafalgar Law who Rosinante had given his life to protect. Although Law is a pirate, Sengoku allows him to escape because of his connection to Rosinante.
In the Japanese anime television series, he is initially voiced by Takkō Ishimori, later by Tōru Ōkawa. In the Funimation English adaptation, he is initially voiced by Ed Blaylock, later by Philip Weber.
Sakazuki (サカズキ), better known as Admiral Akainu (赤犬, lit. "Red Dog"), is a ruthless naval officer with the ability of the Logia-type Mag-Mag Fruit (マグマグの実, Magu Magu no Mi), which allows him to control, create, or transform into magma.[ch. 397, 573, 610] After Sengoku retires, Akainu wins the position of fleet admiral in a duel against Aokiji.[ch. 650] His appearance is modeled after Bunta Sugawara.[ch. 558]
Kuzan (クザン), better known as Admiral Aokiji (青雉, lit. "Blue Pheasant"), was a seemingly lazy but morally upright naval officer with the ability of the Logia-type Chilly-Chilly Fruit (ヒエヒエの実, Hie Hie no Mi), which allows him to generate, control, or become ice.[ch. 319f., 393] On his retirement, Sengoku advocates for Aokiji to succeed him as fleet admiral.[ch. 594] Aokiji duels with Akainu for the position, but loses. Not wanting to serve under Akainu, he leaves the Navy thanks to his disillusionment with the World Government's Absolute Justice. It appears he formed an alliance with the Blackbeard Pirates for unknown reasons.[ch. 650] Aokiji's appearance is modeled after Yūsaku Matsuda.[ch. 558]
Borsalino (ボルサリーノ, Borusarīno), better known as Admiral Kizaru (黄猿, lit. "Yellow Monkey"), is an easygoing navy officer with the power of the Logia-type Glint-Glint Fruit (ピカピカの実, Pika Pika no Mi), which allows him to turn himself into light, and fire destructive beams.[ch. 507, 511] The character's appearance is modeled after Kunie Tanaka.[ch. 558]
Issho (イッショウ), better known as Admiral Fujitora (藤虎, lit. "Purple Tiger"), is one of the Navy admirals who joined during the timeskip. He has the ability to control gravity, being able to make the environment heavier or lighter. He is blind, so he uses Color of Observation Haki to feel what is around him.
He wanted to end the Seven Warlords of the Sea system, which is why in Dressrosa he had a conflict against Don Quixote Doflamingo and Trafalgar Law, where he later had to team up with the latter and the Straw Hat Pirates to stop Doflamingo's corruption. Despite the fact that the next day he had orders to arrest Luffy, his vision of justice forced him to help him escape. Fujitora's character appearance is modeled after Shintaro Katsu.
Monkey D. GarpEdit
Monkey D. Garp (モンキー・D・ガープ, Monkī Dī Gāpu), nicknamed Garp the "Fist" (ゲンコツのガープ, Genkotsu no Gāpu) and "Hero of the Navy" (海軍の英雄, Kaigun no Eiyū), is a vice admiral, Monkey D. Dragon's father and Luffy's grandfather.[ch. 432] He is famous for cornering Gol D. Roger[ch. 431] and considered a hero of the Navy.[ch. 432] After Roger's execution, he took care of Roger's son, Ace, raising him like his own grandson.[ch. 551] He has superhuman strength, enough to lift and throw cannonballs like baseball pitches.[ch. 438] Garp takes both Koby and Helmeppo under his wing. At the end of the war with Whitebeard, Garp retires from the front line and decides to train the next generation of navy personnel.
"White Chase" Smoker (白猟のスモーカー, Hakuryō no Sumōkā) is a naval officer and cigar enthusiast, keeping plenty of cigars strapped to the left side of his jacket while smoking two lit ones.[ch. 98] The power of the Logia-type Smoke-Smoke Fruit (モクモクの実, Moku Moku no Mi) allows him to manipulate, create, and transform into smoke.[ch. 100] His weapon is a jutte tipped with sea-prism stone. Two years after the Paramount War, he is promoted to the rank of vice admiral.[ch. 169]
In the Japanese anime series, he is voiced originally by Ginzō Matsuo, later by Mahito Ōba. In the 4Kids English adaptation, referred to as Chaser the "Smoke Hunter", he is voiced by Rusell Velazquez. In the Funimation English adaptation, where he is called Smoker the "White Hunter", his voice is supplied by Greg Dulcie.
Tashigi (たしぎ) is a naval officer serving as Smoker's second in command.[ch. 137, 179] While adept at sword fighting, she is unusually clumsy.[ch. 96] She is very well-versed in the famous katana, knowing their names and origins. Her stated goal is to remove all meitō, named swords with prestigious histories, from the hands of those who would use them for their own ends.[ch. 97] By coincidence, she bears a striking resemblance to Kuina, Zoro's deceased childhood friend, something he is uncomfortable with.[ch. 100]
Koby (コビー, Kobī) is the first friend Luffy makes on his journey, finding him forced to work as a chore boy on Alvida's ship. Inspired by Luffy, and with his help, Koby escapes and joins the Navy, where he and Helmeppo pique the interest of Vice Admiral Garp, who takes them under his wing.[ch. 2–7, 112] Eventually, Koby masters the Six Powers skill Shave and begins using Color of Observation Haki. After two years, he became a captain in the Navy.[ch. 432, 594]
In the original Japanese series, his voice is supplied by Mika Doi. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Kayzie Rogers. In the Funimation English adaptation, his name is spelled Koby, and his voice is supplied by Leah Clark and Micah Solusod as a teenager.
The son of a corrupt Navy captain, Helmeppo (ヘルメッポ, Herumeppo) is introduced as a coward, hiding behind his father's wealth and power. Losing his luxurious life after his father's arrest, he reluctantly joins the Navy, where he and Koby become protégés of Garp.
He is voiced by Koichi Nagano in the Japanese version. In the English versions of the series, he is voiced by Sean Schemmel in the 4Kids dub. In the Funimation dub, he is voiced by Troy Baker in EPs 2-3 and EP280, before the role was recast to Mike McFarland.
Hina (ヒナ) is an officer in the Navy, and a long-time friend of Smoker's since they were rookies in the Navy. She was introduced as a Navy captain on her debut, being promoted to rear admiral after the timeskip. She is also the superior of Django and Fullbody, who admire her with passion. Hina has the power of the Bind-Bind Fruit, that allows her to form restraints on people by swiping her limbs through them, or form a cage when she extend her arms.
She is voiced by Tomoko Naka in the Japanese version. In the 4Kids English version, she is voiced by Kathleen Delaney. In the Funimation English adaptation, her voice is supplied by Jennifer Seman, and by Rachel Messer in One Piece: Stampede.
Django (ジャンゴ, Jango) is a hypnotist with a habit of moonwalking. Introduced as first mate of the Black Cat Pirates, he eventually befriends the Navy officer Fullbody and joins him in the service as a seaman recruit under the command of Hina, whom they both admire. Django's weapons of choice are chakrams which he uses for throwing, slashing and hypnotizing his enemies.
He is voiced by Kazuki Yao in the Japanese version. In the 4Kids English version, he is voiced by Oliver Wyman. In the Funimation English adaptation, his name is spelled "Jango" and his voice is supplied by Kenny Green.
Fullbody (フルボディ, Furubudi) was introduced as a smug Navy lieutenant on his visit to the Baratie, where he was ridiculed by Sanji. After helping the pirate Django, he was demoted to a seaman recruit, with Django joining him as subordinates of Hina, whom they both admire.
Seven Warlords of the Sea Edit
The Seven Warlords of the Sea (七武海, Shichibukai), the full title being The Royal Seven Warlords of the Sea (王下七武海, Ōka Shichibukai), is a group of seven powerful pirates sanctioned by the World Government who hand over a fraction of their loot to the Government. The Government's idea is to use powerful pirates to fight all the lesser ones. Other pirates consider the Warlords to be "government dogs".[ch. 69] In exchange for their allegiance, the World Government pardons these pirates for their crimes and removes bounties from their heads.[ch. 342] The Seven Warlords are loosely based on the European privateers, government-endorsed pirates considered heroes in their homeland and pillagers in others.[ch. 260]
Initially, the group's members are: Dracule Mihawk, Crocodile, Gecko Moria, Jimbei, Boa Hancock, Don Quixote Doflamingo, and Bartholomew Kuma.[ch. 69, 113, 234, 455, 516] Following the exposure of Baroque Works, Crocodile is replaced by Blackbeard, who soon leaves the group, along with Jimbei, who resigns to side with Whitebeard against the World Government, and Moria, who is discarded by the World Government and narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.[ch. 474, 557, 576, 581, 595] The three open spots are eventually filled during the timeskip by Trafalgar Law, Buggy the Clown,[ch. 700] and Edward Weevil.[ch. 802] After Law and Doflamingo's actions in Dressrosa are exposed, they both are removed by the World Government. Later during the Reverie, under the direction of Cobra and Riku Dold III, the member nations vote to abolish the Warlords and the remaining members are stripped of their positions and, with the exception of Kuma, are being hunted down by the Navy with the intent to capture them.[ch. 956]
Characters by placeEdit
East Blue peopleEdit
In addition to the protagonists' homes, at East Blue are also Shells Town, the place where Zoro was captured by Helmeppo after trying to save Rika (リカ), a little girl of the town; Orange Town, a town run by Boodle (ブードル, Būdoru), the mayor, where he lives with Chouchou (シュシュ, Shushu), the dog of an old friend of his; and the Island of Rare Animals, where Gaimon (ガイモン), a man whose body is trapped in a chest, lives with several animals that are hybrids of two different species like Cocox (a fox/rooster hybrid), Usagihebi (a rabbit/snake hybrid), Lionbuta (a pig/lion hybrid), and Kirinkodanuki (a giraffe/raccoon dog hybrid).
Dawn Island Edit
Dawn Island is Luffy's home. In it is the Goa Kingdom, which is ruled by Sabo's adoptive brother Stelly (ステリー, Suterī) and his wife Sally Isntoinette (サリー・ナントカネット, Sarī Nantokanetto). Luffy was born in Windmill Village, a small village in the kingdom, where Woop Slap (ウープ・スラップ, Ūpu Surappu), the mayor, and Makino (マキノ), a bartender and friend of Luffy, also live.
In the kingdom there is also Mt. Corvo, where the Dadan Family lives, a group of bandits led by Curly Dadan (カーリー・ダダン, Kārī Dadan), who was in charge of raising Luffy, Ace and Sabo. Other members of the group are Dogura (ドグラ) and Magura (マグラ).
Shimotsuki Village Edit
Shimotsuki Village is Zoro's hometown, where he and his friend and rival Kuina (くいな) vowed to become the best swordsmen in the world. After Kuina's death, Zoro asked Koshiro (コウシロウ, Kōshirō), Kuina's father and master of the village dojo, to train him as a swordsman in order to fulfill his promise to Kuina.
Syrup Village Edit
Syrup Village is where Usopp lived with his mother, Bachina (バンキーナ, Bankīna). After his mother died, he formed the Usopp Pirates along with three other kids from the village, Carrot (にんじん, Ninjin), Pepper (ピーマン, Pīman), and Onion (たまねぎ, Tamanegi). In the village also lives Kaya (カヤ), a girl to whom Usopp always told stories to cheer her up, and who lives in a mansion with her butler, Merry (メリー, Merī), who built the Going Merry, the Straw Hat Pirates' first ship.
The Baratie is an ocean-going restaurant where Sanji worked. It is run by Zeff (ゼフ, Zefu), the restaurant's owner and chef, and a former pirate known as "Red Foot", who saved Sanji's life when he was a child. Other employees in the restaurant are Patty (パティ, Pati), who works as patissier, and Carne (カルネ, Karune), who works as charcutier.
Coco Village Edit
Coco Village is Nami's home. There she was raised by Belle-Mère (ベルメール, Berumēru), a former member of the Navy, who adopted her and her sister Nojiko (ノジコ, Nojiko) after they lost their respective parents. Other inhabitants include Genzo (ゲンゾウ, Genzō), the sheriff, who was also a father figure to Nami, and Nako (ナコー, Nakō), the village doctor. Johnny (ジョニー, Jonī) and Yosaku (ヨサク, Yosaku), two former bounty hunters and old friends of Zoro, also live in the village, who after not succeeding in capturing pirates, became fishermen of the village.
For years, the Arlong Pirates also lived near the village, dominating it with their tyranny until they were defeated by Luffy's crew.
Alabasta Kingdom Edit
The Alabasta Kingdom (アラバスタ王国, Arabasuta Oukoku) is a desert climate island in the Grand Line ruled by Nefeltari Vivi's father, Nefeltari Cobra (ネフェルタリ・コブラ, Neferutari Kobura).[ch. 155] The nation's army, the Alabasta Royal Guard, is commanded by Igaram (イガラム, Igaramu), a man who fights with a saxophone that shoots bullets when played,[ch. 109] and guns were hidden in his hair that fire when he pulls his necktie.[ch. 109] Next in line after Igaram are Chaka (チャカ), with the ability to transform into a jackal or a jackal-human hybrid, and Pell (ペル, Peru), with the ability to transform into a falcon or a falcon-human hybrid, dubbed the strongest warriors of Alabasta. Other inhabitants include Vivi's childhood friend and later rebel leader, Koza (コーザ, Kōza), his father Toh-Toh (トト, Toto), and Eyelashes (マツゲ, Matsuge), a camel that accompanies the protagonists during their journey through the kingdom. The Straw Hats have been welcomed here thanks to their help saving the kingdom.
Nefeltari Vivi Edit
Nefeltari Vivi (ネフェルタリ・ビビ, Neferutari Bibi), first introduced as Baroque Works agent Ms. Wednesday (ミス・ウェンズデー, Misu Wenzudē), is the princess of the Alabasta Kingdom. She is usually accompanied by her closest friend, Karoo (カルー, Karū), an ostrich-sized duck-like flightless bird.[ch. 109f.] She and Karoo sailed for a time with the Straw Hat Pirates when they entered the Grand Line, with the goal of bringing her to Alabasta, being aided by them in her fight against Baroque Works.
Her voice actress is Misa Watanabe. In the 4Kids English adaptation, she is voiced by Karen Neil. In the Funimation English adaptation, her name is spelled Vivi Nefertari, and her voice is supplied by Caitlin Glass.
Skypiea (スカイピア, Sukaipia) is a land located in the sky above the Grand Line, consisting of Angel Island (エンジェル島, Enjeru Tō), one of several solid clouds, and Upper Yard, a lost part of the Grand Line island Jaya, believed by most to have sunk into the ocean.
Skypiea is inhabitited by the original inhabitants of Angel Island, who for a long time, was dominated by Enel until the return of the previous ruler, Gan Fall (ガン・フォール, Gan Fōru), receiving the title of "God" from the island. Gan Fall is always accompanied by Pierre (ピエール, Piēru), a large bird with the power to transform into a horse and always taking the form of a horse with wings. Other inhabitantes of the island includes Pagaya (パガヤ), his daughter Conis (コニス, Konisu), and their pet "cloud fox" Suu (スー, Sū).[ch. 239]
Also living in Skypiea are the Shandorians, the original inhabitants of Jaya, led by Wyper (ワイパー, Waipā), an extremely violent man who is initially distrustful of outsiders, and descendant of the warrior and hero Kalgara (カルガラ, Karugara). Other Shandorians include Aisa (アイサ), a little girl with a highly developed Mantra (Observation Haki), and Raki (ラキ), a warrior woman, especially close with Aisa. On the island also lives Nola (ノラ, Nora), a giant snake over 400 years old.
With the exception of Gan Fall, most of the inhabitants of Skypiea are shown to have bird-like wings on their back. Though they haven't been using them to fly for some unknown reason.
Water 7 Edit
Water 7 (水の都ウォーターセブン, Mizu no Miyako Wōtā Sebun, lit. "City of Water, Water Seven") is a city with water-ways and canals that are used for transportation almost like roads, often surrounded by sidewalks on the canals. The city's mayor is Iceberg (アイスバーグ, Aisubāgu), who is also the president of the Galley-La Company, the company with the best carpenters in the world, including Paulie (パウリーPaurī), who is also the company's vice president, Peeply Lulu (ピープリー･ルル, Pīpurī Ruru), and Tileston (タイルストン, Tairusuton).
In the city, there is also the Franky Family which was led by Franky before joining the Straw Hat Pirates. The group include Franky's right-hand man, Zambai (ザンバイ, Zanbai), and the twin sisters Mozu (モズ) and Kiwi (キウイ, Kiui).
Iceburg and Franky worked in their youth at Tom's Workers, a carpenter company led by Tom (トム, Tomu), a longhorn cowfish-type fishman who built the Roger Pirates' ship, and the Sea Train connecting Water 7 to other islands. The company also included Yokozuna (ヨコヅナ), a giant frog, and Kokoro (ココロ), an elderly icefish-type mermaid who currently works at the train station with her 1/4 mermaid granddaughter Chimney (チムニー, Chimunī), and their pet rabbit Gonbe (ゴンベ).
Several CP9 members also lived undercover in the city.
Sabaody Archipelago Edit
Sabaody Archipelago (シャボンディ諸島, Shabondi Shotō) is the final destination in Paradise, close to the Red Line. There lives the former first mate of the Roger Pirates, Silvers Rayleigh, along with his wife Shakuyaku (シャクヤク, Shakuyaku), most commonly known by her nickname "Shakky", a former pirate who works as a bartender.
On the island is the Auction House, where Disco (ディスコ, Disuko), a subordinate of the Don Quixote Pirates, ran it by auctioning slaves, until his business was ruined after the incident caused by Luffy. Because of this, on the island there are usually kidnappers for the slave trade, among them the Macro Pirates (マクロ一味, Makuro Ichimi), formed by Macro (マクロ, Makuro), Gyaro (ギャロ, Gyaro) and Tansui (タンスイ), former members of the Sun Pirates. Other kidnapping gang were the Flying Fish Riders (トビウオライダーズ, Tobiuo Raidāzu), later renamed as the Rosy Life Riders (人生バラ色ライダーズ, Jinsei Bara-iro Raidāzu), whose leader, Duval (デュバル, Dyubaru), looked exactly like the photo on Sanji's first bounty poster, until the latter ended up attacking his face, making him a handsome man, after which he decided to swear allegiance to the Straw Hat Pirates.
Being the final destination of the first half of the Grand Line, rookie pirates who arrive on the place with a bounty greater than 100,000,000 are known as "Super Rookies." This includes members of the "Eleven Supernovas" of the Worst Generation, the Caribou Brothers, Cavendish, and Bartolomeo.
Fishman Island Edit
Lying on the ocean floor halfway through the Grand Line, Fishman Island is inhabited primarily by fishmen (魚人, gyojin) and merefolk (人魚, ningyo).[ch. 69] The average fishman has ten times the strength of a human, can breathe underwater, and swim very fast.[ch. 70f., 495]
On the island is the Ryugu Kingdom (リュウグウ王国, Ryūgū Ōkoku), a country that is ruled by the coelacanth-type merman Neptune (ネプチューン, Nepuchūn), and formerly also by his late wife, the goldfish-type mermaid Otohime (オトヒメ, Otohime). The sons of the royal family are the three princes the shark-type merman Fukaboshi (フカボシ, Fukaboshi), the eldest son, oarfish-type merman Ryuboshi (リュウボシ, Ryūboshi), the middle son, and opah-type merman Manboshi (マンボシ, Manboshi), the youngest son, who together are known as the Neptune Brothers. The family's youngest child is Neptune's daughter, the smelt-witing-type mermaid Shirahoshi (しらほし, Shirahoshi), who became good friends with Luffy when she met him.
Other inhabitants include Camie (ケイミー, Keimī), a kissing gourami-type mermaid who is friends with the Straw Hat Pirates and Hatchan, Pappagu (パッパグ, Pappagu), a talking starfish who is Camie's pet and a famous fashion designer, and Shyarly (シャーリー, Shārī), a shortfin mako shark-type mermaid and fortune-teller capable of seeing the future, and Arlong's younger sister.
Punk Hazard people Edit
Punk Hazard (パンクハザード島, Panku Hazādo-tō) is an island which is half hot and half cold, because Akainu and Aokiji fought there for the post of fleet admiral. On the island lives Caesar Clown, and his henchmen who have aspects of mythological creatures like centaurs and satyrs, because Trafalgar Law gave them animal parts to replace their wrecked legs.
Brownbeard (茶ひげ, Chahige), the leader of the army of centaurs, is pirate who has alligator legs added by Law making him an alligator-type centaur. Other members of Brownbeard's group include Smooge, who resembles a normal centaur; Chappe, who resembles a cattle-typle centaur; Run, who resembles a drider; Hyoutauros, who resembles a jaguar-type centaur; Kirintauros, who resembles a giraffe-type centaur; an unidentified doe-type centaur, an unidentified rhinoceros-type centaur, an unidentified zebra-type centaur, and an unidentified tapir-type centaur.
The island is also inhabited by children, kidnapped by Caesar, who are used for his gigantification experiments.
Caesar Clown (シーザー・クラウン, Shīzā Kuraun) is a psychopathic former navy scientist capable of transforming into gas due to the Logia type Gas-Gas Fruit (ガスガスの実, Gasu Gasu no Mi). He is a former colleague of Dr. Vegapunk and a leading expert on chemical weapons of mass destruction. He works for Don Quixote Doflamingo creating artificial Devil Fruits called SMILEs, and using kidnapped children in Punk Hazard for his experiments. He is also a direct subordinate of the Don Quixote Pirates. After his defeat at the hands of Monkey D. Luffy, he is taken to Dressrosa by the Straw Hat Pirates and Trafalgar Law as a prisoner to make a hostage swap with Doflamingo.
Dressrosa (ドレスローザ, Doresurōza) is a kingdom within the New World. Initially it is ruled by the Riku Family (リク一族, Riku Ichizoku),[ch. 722] led by Riku Dold III (リク・ドルド3世, Riku Dorudo Sansei). He has two daughters: Viola and Scarlett (スカーレット, Sukāretto); the latter marries Kyros (キュロス, Kyurosu), the best fighter of Dressrosa, and has a daughter, Rebecca (レベッカ, Rebekka). Years later Don Quixote Doflamingo stages a mutiny and dethrones King Dold, until he was defeated by Luffy, helping the Riku Family to rule again.
Other inhabitants include Tank Lepanto (タンク・レパント, Tanku Repanto), the former commander of Dressrosa's Self-Defense Army; and Gatz (ギャッツ, Gyattsu), the announcer at the Corrida Colosseum.
Viola (ヴィオラ, Viora) isformer second princess of Dressrosa. When the Don Quixote Pirates took over Dressrosa, Viola joined them in order to prevent Don Quixote Doflamingo from killing her father, working under the name of "Violet" (ヴァイオレット, Vaioretto) as an assassin and officer of the Trebol Army until betraying the crew.[ch. 703, 712] After Doflamingo's defeat, Viola becomes the crown princess of Dressrosa after her niece Rebecca abdicated her position.[ch. 797] The Glare-Glare Fruit (ギロギロの実, Giro Giro no Mi) she ate gives her the ability to see through everything, even other people's minds, allowing her to read thoughts.[ch. 712]
The Tontatta Tribe (トンタッタ族, Tontatta-zoku) are a group of dwarves living on Tontatta Kingdom, a little kingdom hidden in Green Bit, an island next to Dressrosa. They are ruled by Gancho (ガンチョ), their "Tonta-Chief". Mansherry (マンシェリー, Mansherī), Gancho's daughter and tribe's princess, has the power of the Heal-Heal Fruit, that gives her the ability to instantly heal any living being's injury with her tears, which is why the Don Quixote Pirates kidnapped her, until she was released by her tribe members. The Tonta Corps are the armed forces of the tribe.
The Germa Kingdom (ジェルマ王国, Jeruma Oukoku) is Sanji's fatherland. It is ruled by Sanji's father, Vinsmoke Judge (ヴィンスモーク・ジャッジ, Vinsumōku Jajji). Judge's other children who rule alongside him are Sanji's older sister, Reiju (レイジュ, Reiju), Sanji's two older brothers Ichiji (イチジ, Ichiji) and Niji (ニジ, Niji), and Sanji's younger brother, Yonji (ヨンジ, Yonji). Sora (ソラ), Sanji's mother, died when he was a child.
The Vinsmoke family are also the leaders of the Germa 66 (ジェルマ 66, Jeruma Daburu Shikkusu, pronounced "Germa Double-Six"), the military branch of the kingdom and an Underworld mercenary force.
Wano Country Edit
The Wano Country (ワノ国, Wano Kuni) is a nation in the New World unaffiliated with the World Government. It has its own warriors, the samurai, who are swordsmen so strong that not even the Navy goes near them. It was first mentioned by Hogback, as Ryuma was from there.
In Punk Hazard, the Straw Hat Pirates met two residents of Wano, Kin'emon of Foxfire (狐火の錦えもん, Kitsune-bi no Kin'emon) and his "son" Momonosuke (モモの助), who temporarily accompanied them on their journey. Later, they discover that Momonosuke is actually the son of Kozuki Oden (光月おでん, Kōzuki Oden), and part of the royal family of Wano, and Kin'emon actually is family's retainer. Kozuki Oden, in addition to being the son of the country's former shogun, Kozuki Sukiyaki (光月スキヤキ, Kōzuki Sukiyaki), he was also a skilled swordsman, and for several years became a pirate, joining the Whitebeard Pirates, and later the Roger Pirates. Other members of the Kozuki Family are Kozuki Toki (光月トキ, Kōzuki Toki), Oden's wife, who had the ability to send people into the future, and Kozuki Hiyori (光月日和, Kōzuki Hiyori), Oden's daughter and Momonosuke's young sister, who is currently 20 years older than his brother because he was displaced in time.
Other samurais who are Kozuki Family's retainers are Kanjuro (カン十郎, Kanjūrō), who has the ability to give life to the drawings and in truth is a spy for Kurozumi Orochi, Raizo (雷ぞう, Raizō), a ninja, Kikunojo (菊の丞, Kikunojō), Izo's sister, Ashura Doji (アシュラ童子, Ashura Dōji), who after Oden's death became a bandit, Kawamatsu (河松, Kawamatsu), a Japanese pufferfish-type fishman who pretends to be a kappa, and Denjiro (傳ジロー, Denjirō), who for years became a Yakuza boss to hid his identity. All them, along with Kin'emon, Dogstorm and Cat Viper, form the group known as the "Akazaya Nine" (赤鞘九人男, Akazaya Kunin Otoko, lit. "Nine Red Scabbards").
Wano Country is currently under the control of the current shogun Kurozumi Orochi (黒炭オロチ), who has the ability to become a Yamata no Orochi or a Yamata no Orochi-human hybrid, and the Animal Kingdom Pirates, Kaido's pirate crew. Orochi was later betrayed and killed by Kaido to further his goals. Yamato (ヤマト), Kaido's daughter, who is referred to as male because of feeling that she carries with her the legacy of Oden, after a lifetime of mistreatment by her father she adopted Oden's will to free Wano from her father's tyranny, allying herself with Luffy for it, and thus follow Oden's dream of leaving the country.
Other characters, groups and organizationsEdit
Baroque Works (バロック・ワークス, Barokku Wākusu) is a secret organization of more than two thousand members whose aim is to stage a coup d'état in the Alabasta Kingdom. Using code names, Mr. 0 (Sir Crocodile) and Ms. All-Sunday (Nico Robin) serve as the organization's president and vice-president respectively. Taking orders directly from them are thirteen male agents, who use the code names Mr. 1 through Mr. 13, and their female partners, who use code names taken from days of the week or holidays and happy events.[ch. 161f.]
Agents Mr. 1 through Mr. 5, and their partners, are called Officer Agents and entrusted with only the most important of missions.[ch. 155] Daz Bones (ダズ・ボーネス, Dazu Bōnesu), whose body possesses the qualities of bladed steel, and Zala (ザラ, Zara), a.k.a. Pola (ポーラ, Pōra) when she works as a bartender, and whose body can grow spikes, work together as Mr. 1 and Ms. Doublefinger (ミス・ダブルフィンガー, Misu Daburufingā, named after New Year's Day)[f][ch. 190, 533] Mr. 2 Bon Clay, being a drag queen, serves as his own partner.[ch. 155, 161f.] Mr. 3 works with Ms. Golden Week (ミス・ゴールデンウィーク, Misu Gōruden Wīku, named after the Japanese Golden Week), an artist who can manipulate emotions using paint.[ch. 124, 161] Mr. 4, who fights using a four-ton baseball bat and a bazooka that can transform into a dachshund or a dachshund-bazooka hybrid, works with Ms. Merry Christmas (ミス・メリークリスマス, Misu Merī Kurisumasu), who can transform into a mole or a mole-human hybrid.[ch. 160, 183] Mr. 5 can cause explosions with any part of his body, including his mucus and breath, and his partner, Ms. Valentine (ミス・バレンタイン, Misu Barentain), can change her weight at will.[ch. 111f., 124]
Sir Crocodile (サー･クロコダイル, Sā Kurokodairu), is a pirate with the ability of the Logia-type Sand-Sand Fruit (スナスナの実, Suna Suna no Mi), allowing him to generate and control sand,[ch. 170] absorb moisture with his right hand,[ch. 201] and, as long as he is not wet, turn his body into sand.[ch. 199] He wears a large golden alloy hook in place of a left hand,[ch. 160] which contains a potent poison and a dagger underneath.[ch. 204] Initially a member of The Seven Warlords of the Sea,[ch. 113] his title is revoked by Tashigi when it is discovered that he, under the code name of "Mr. 0" (ミスター・ゼロ, Misutā Zero),[ch. 127, 211] heads the criminal organization known as Baroque Works.[ch. 113]
In the original Japanese series, he is voiced by Ryūzaburō Ōtomo. In the 4Kids adaptation, Crocodile is voiced by David Brimmer. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by John Swasey.
Bentham (ベンサム, Bensamu), better known under his codename "Mr. 2 Bon Clay" (Mr. 2 ボン・クレー, Misutā Tsū Bon Kurē), is a drag queen (オカマ, okama) and a skilled martial artist with the power of the Paramecia-type Clone-Clone Fruit (マネマネの実, Mane Mane no Mi), which allows him to transform into an exact copy of anyone whose face he once touched with his right hand.[ch. 156, 532] He has a flamboyant attitude which includes singing and performing ballet moves. He is the only Baroque Works Officer Agent without a female partner,[ch. 155] because as a transvestite, he fills both roles himself. Likewise, his code name is a composite of a male Officer Agent's number, "Mr. 2", and a female Official Agent's holiday code name, "Bon Clay", which represents the Bon Festival and year-end festivals.[ch. 161f.]
In the original Japanese series, he is voiced by Kazuki Yao. In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Kevin Kolack. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Barry Yandell.
Easter Egg characters Edit
In the series, some characters usually appear as Easter egg making different cameos in the scenes as recurring jokes. Notable among them is Panda Man (パンダマン, Pandaman), a panda-headed man who is often found among crowds of characters, similar to the "Where's Wally?" books. Other Easter Egg characters include Pandawoman (パンダウーマン美, Pandaūmanmi), a female version of Pandaman, normally seen in crowds on Amazon Lily, Sam (サムさん, Samu-san), a man who often appears drunk in cities, and Tomato Gang (トマトギャング, Tomato Gyangu), a tomato-headed man who pursues Pandaman.
Revolutionary Army Edit
The Revolutionary Army (革命軍, Kakumeigun) is an army of globally operating revolutionaries, openly aiming to overthrow the World Government. To that end, they incite revolutions in countries around the world. The organization is led by the world's most wanted man, Monkey D. Dragon (モンキー・D・ドラゴン, Monkī Dī Doragon), who is known to the public only as Dragon.[ch. 432] Also unknown to the public are his family ties until the Battle of Marineford; he is the son of Garp and father of Luffy.[ch. 432] Next in command after Dragon is Sabo, Luffy's sworn brother.
The organization commanders are the commander of the East Army Belo Betty (ベロ・ベティ, Bero Beti), a woman with the power to cheer people up by waving a flag, the commander of the North Army Karasu (カラス), a man capable of turning his body into a flock of crows and communicating through it after consuming an unidentified and uncategorized Devil Fruit, the commander of the West Army Morley (モーリー, Mōrī), a giant capable of shaping the environment like the floor and the walls like molding clay after eating the Push-Push Fruit, and the commander of the South Army Lindbergh (リンドバーグ, Rindobāgu), a scientist cat mink. Each one leads the division of each sea.
Dragon's comrade Emporio Ivankov (エンポリオ・イワンコフ, Enporio Iwankofu), nicknamed "Miracle Person" (奇跡の人, Kiseki no Hito), is the commander of the G Army which covers the Grand Line, and the queen of the drag queen (お釜, okama) kingdom Kamabakka (カマバッカ). He can inject hormones into a person's body by making his finger nails into syringes, creating various effects like increased healing abilities, increased vigor, or changing the person's gender[ch. 537–539]. Ivankov's right hand is Inazuma (イナズマ),[ch. 539] who can turn his hands into giant scissors capable of cutting and deforming almost anything as if it were paper.[ch. 540]
Other revolutionaries are Koala (コアラ, Koara), the army's Assistant Fishman Karate Instructor, who in the past was a slave saved by Fisher Tiger, Hack (ハック, Hakku), a Fishman Karate Instructor and Japanese soldierfish-type fishman, and Bartholomew Kuma.
Before the events in Dressrosa, they were based on Baltigo, but after Blackbeard attacked the island because of the presence of one of his commanders, they moved to Kamabakka Kingdom.
Monkey D. Dragon Edit
Monkey D. Dragon (モンキー・D・ドラゴン, Monkī Dī Doragon), commonly known simply as "Dragon the Revolutionary", is the father of the Straw Hat Pirates Captain Monkey D. Luffy and the son of the naval hero Monkey D. Garp. He is the infamous leader and founder of the Revolutionary Army who has been attempting to overthrow the World Government. Not much is known about his activities, background, history, or power. He is the World Government's greatest enemy, and is the most dangerous and most wanted man in the world.
Sabo (サボ) is the chief of staff of the Revolutionary Army and sworn brother to Luffy and Ace.[ch. 585, 744] Introduced as a noble from the Goa Kingdom years before the series' present, Sabo leaves his home and family to live in the Gray Terminal. After he and Ace befriend Luffy, the three of them exchange cups of sake and become "brothers" (similar to the initiation ritual in yakuza organizations). Sabo's ship is destroyed by a Celestial Dragon. Though he is thought to have been killed in the attack, Sabo survives and is rescued by Monkey D. Dragon, though he suffers from amnesia. At some point he joins the Revolutionary Army and becomes its chief of staff. After reading of Ace's death in the newspaper, Sabo's memory returns and, like Luffy, is devastated by his death. Sabo becomes determined to obtain Ace's Devil Fruit, the Flame-Flame Fruit, in order to inherit Ace's will. He later finds it as the prize of a tournament on Dressrosa, where he takes Luffy's place by using Luffy's alias "Lucy".[ch. 744] After winning the tournament, Sabo eats the fruit and battles Admiral Fujitora and Jesus Burgess in an effort to protect Luffy.
He is voiced by Tōru Furuya while he is voiced as a child by Junko Takeuchi. In the Funimation English adaptation of One Piece Film: Gold and Episode of Sabo, his voice is supplied by Vic Mignogna. In One Piece: Stampede, his English voice is supplied by Johnny Yong Bosch.
Bartholomew Kuma Edit
The "Tyrant" (暴君, Bōkun), Bartholomew Kuma (バーソロミュー・くま, Bāsoromyū Kuma, kuma (熊) meaning bear), is one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea; the only one with a reputation for complete obedience to the World Government, when in fact he is an officer of the Revolutionary Army.[ch. 234, 473f., 603] The power of the Paramecia-type Paw-Paw Fruit (ニキュニキュの実, Nikyu Nikyu no Mi) allows his palms to repel anything, from physical objects such as people or air to abstracts such as pain and fatigue.[ch. 484f.] He can use this ability to safely transport himself or others over long distances.[ch. 514] Kuma is the model for the Pacifista (パシフィスタ, Pashifisuta), a class of experimental cyborgs created by the Government. Their bodies are made of a substance harder than steel, and they can shoot powerful blasts from their mouths that can melt metal.[ch. 485] The other Pacifista look just like Kuma, sharing his towering, bear-like stature, but lack the Paw-Paw Fruit's ability. Instead, they possess the ability to shoot laser beams from their palms.[ch. 508f.] At some point during his gradual conversion into the human weapon "PX-0", Kuma's personality is erased, leaving him a programmable fighting machine under the Government's control until becoming a slave-to-rent for the World Nobles as punishment for aiding Luffy.[ch. 559f.]
God's Army (神の軍団, Kami no Gundan) is the personal army of Eneru, consisting of himself, God's Priests:[g] Satori,[h] Gedatsu,[i] Shura,[j] and Ohm,[k] and the fifty Enforcers,[l] led by Enforcer Commander Yama.[m][ch. 246, 254, 257] In combat, the Priests and Enforcers rely heavily on various types of dials. The Priests and Eneru are also skilled users of the Color of Observation Haki, which they refer to as Mantra.[n][ch. 257, 597]
Eneru (エネル) is the "God" of Skypiea. Though "God" is traditionally the title only for the island's ruler, he takes it literally, forcing the population to worship and serve him.[ch. 254f., 274] The Logia-type Rumble-Rumble Fruit (ゴロゴロの実, Goro Goro no Mi) grants him the ability to manipulate, generate, and transform into electricity.[ch. 266] He can also use Observation Haki, called Mantra (マントラ, Mantora) on Skypiea.[ch. 257, 597] Used in conjunction, these abilities extend his hearing over the entire country and allow him to immediately punish those who speak up against him.[ch. 278] Eneru's overly long earlobes reach down to his chest, similar to some depictions of Buddha, and like the god of thunder and storms, Raijin, he wears a ring of drums, showing a tomoe on the drumhead, on his back.[ch. 254]
In the original Japanese series, Eneru is voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa. In the 4Kids Adaptation, his voice actor is Wayne Grayson. In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice actor is J. Michael Tatum.
Mink Tribe Edit
The Mink Tribe (ミンク族, Minku Zoku) is a tribe of various animals living on a gigantic elephant named "Zunesha" as the island is known as "Zou". The Mink Tribe's city is known as the Mokomo Dukedom. The Mokomo Dukedom is led by the canine mink Dogstorm (イヌアラシ, Inuarashi), who leads the tribe from dawn to dusk, and the feline mink Cat Viper (ネコマムシ, Nekomamushi), who leads the tribe from dusk to dawn. The Mink Tribe is loyal to the Kozuki Family from Wano Country as they shared unbreakable ancestral bonds. The red colored Poneglyph belongs to the Mink Tribe, which proves to be a very useful information to find Laugh Tale.
Dogstorm's military forces are Dogstorm's Musketeers (犬嵐銃士隊, Inuarashi Jūshi-tai). They are led by Shishilian (シシリアン, Shishirian), a lion mink. Other members include Wanda (ワンダ, Wanda), a canine mink and a ruler's aide, and Carrot.
Cat Viper's military forces are the Guardians (ガーディアンズ, Gādianzu), whose leader was Pedro (ペドロ, Pedoro), a jaguar mink and a former pirate captain and explorer, who accompanied the Straw Hat Pirates on their journey to Totto Land, and ended up sacrificing himself to save them.
Carrot (キャロット, Kyarotto) is a rabbit mink member of Dogstorm's Musketeers and a ruler's aide.[ch. 809] Eager to travel around the world and see the seas, she infiltrates the Thousand Sunny as the Straw Hat Pirates set out on their journey to Totto Land to rescue Sanji,[ch. 823] and remains on with the crew during their trip to Wano Country.[ch. 903, 976] Carrot is an extremely skilled fighter, possessing extraordinary agility and speed and, as a rabbit, is capable of taking very high jumps.[ch. 804] In combat, she uses clawed gauntlets that Pedro, who was her trainer, gave her when she was younger.[ch. 888] Under the full moon, Carrot transformed into a ferocious berserker with incredible speed, strength, the power to fly and lightning powers.
Allen Divers of Anime News Network comments that the male character designs of One Piece are "often quite varied and unique", while the female ones become "a bit repetitive". He also notes that, as the characters are "defined by what they seek", there is little room "for actual development". Todd Douglass, Jr. of DVD Talk simply states that the series' characters have a lot of "charm". His colleague Carl Kimlinger describes the visual style of One Piece as "unconventional" with "grotesquely exaggerated expressions, simple eyes, big mouths and bigger teeth", "supremely ugly supporting characters and skinny, gangly-limbed main cast" and comments that "it's all amazingly distinctive, utterly appropriate, and surprisingly cool—in a goofy kind of way". He also notes that "Funimation's English dub is light-years better than the 4Kids debacle", "unusually accurate, professional, and largely enjoyable, which is far, far more than can be said of the previous dub". He laments that Funimation's version of "Crocodile loses his sepulchral charisma" and that "the original's fine dance on the edge of mawkish sentimentality is disrupted often enough by less-than-stellar acting". He also states that "Colleen Clinkenbeard's Luffy is more a generic spunky kid than a personality in his own right, really coming to life only during the action scenes during which she does a fine job of being darned cool."
Dustin Somner of Blu-ray.com comments that the Japanese and Funimation voice-acting is "fairly good, but not exceptional" and sometimes "overly zany". Todd Douglass Jr. of DVD Talk notes "the daunting cast of characters, both good and bad" as "one of the appealing factors" of the anime, but also comments that "Some of the voices [of the 4Kids dub] were pretty irritating ... with a lot of high-pitches and over exaggerated speech." Brigitte Schönhense of Splashcomics comments that the "brilliant" (German: genial) flashbacks into the characters' pasts make them so "likeable and lovable" (German: "sympathisch und liebenswert") and that they are the manga's real strength. Mania Entertainment writer Jarred Pine comments that Oda's characters are "whacky" and that his "bizarre" character designs create "wonderful characterizations and personalities". He notes the "well illustrated" facial expressions and says that "it's the whacky characterizations and designs that makes One Piece its own". His colleague Bryce Coulter comments that "One Piece's bizarre character designs will keep your attention as they can be very random and often memorable. Not the prettiest, but it will definitely capture your attention."
- Fish-men are humanoid sea creatures in One Piece whose upper body resembles that of sea creatures. They are contrasted with mermen who have the upper half of a human and the bottom half of a fish.[vol. 23:SBS]
- クロオビ, Kuroobi
- チュウ, Chū
- The Japanese word kaigun (海軍) translates as navy in English and as marine in French and Dutch, and as Marine in German.
- The normal Japanese word for "marine", kaiheitai (海兵隊), is not used in the original.
- Miss Doublefinger is named after the New Year's Day. Oda has noted that this is 1/1 or two fingers, or "double finger".[ch. 161f.]
- 神官, Shinkan
- オーム, Ōmu
- 神兵, Shinpei
- マントラ, Mantora
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One Piece mangaEdit
- Oda, Eiichiro. One Piece. 93 vols. San Francisco: Viz Media, 2003–2020.
- Oda, Eiichiro. ワンピース [One Piece] (in Japanese). 96 vols. Tokyo: Shueisha, 1997–2020.
- Vol. 1 (ch. 1–8): Romance Dawn. June 2003. ISBN 978-1-56931-901-7. and Romance Dawn —冒険の夜明け— (in Japanese). December 1997. ISBN 978-4-08-872509-3.
- Vol. 2 (ch. 9–17): Buggy the Clown. November 2003. ISBN 978-1-59116-057-1. and Versus!! バギー海賊団 (in Japanese). April 1998. ISBN 978-4-08-872544-4.
- Vol. 3 (ch. 18–26): Don't Get Fooled Again. March 2004. ISBN 978-1-59116-184-4. and 偽れぬもの (in Japanese). June 1998. ISBN 978-4-08-872569-7.
- Vol. 4 (ch. 27–35): The Black Cat Pirates. July 2004. ISBN 978-1-59116-337-4. and 三日月 (in Japanese). August 1998. ISBN 978-4-08-872594-9.
- Vol. 5 (ch. 36–44): For Whom the Bell Tolls. November 2004. ISBN 978-1-59116-615-3. and 誰が為に鐘は鳴る (in Japanese). October 1998. ISBN 978-4-08-872619-9.
- Vol. 6 (ch. 45–53): The Oath. March 2005. ISBN 978-1-59116-723-5. and 誓い (in Japanese). December 1998. ISBN 978-4-08-872642-7.
- Vol. 7 (ch. 54–62): The Crap-Geezer. July 2005. ISBN 978-1-59116-852-2. and クソジジイ (in Japanese). March 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872683-0.
- Vol. 8 (ch. 63–71): I Won't Die. October 2005. ISBN 978-1-4215-0075-1. and 死なねェよ (in Japanese). April 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872712-7.
- Vol. 9 (ch. 72–81): Tears. January 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0191-8. and 涙 (in Japanese). July 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872735-6.
- Vol. 10 (ch. 82–90): OK, Let's Stand Up!. April 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0406-3. and OK, Let's Stand Up! (in Japanese). October 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872773-8.
- Vol. 11 (ch. 91–99): The Meanest Man in the East. July 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0663-0. and 東一番の悪 (in Japanese). December 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872797-4.
- Vol. 12 (ch. 100–108): The Legend Begins. October 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0664-7. and 伝説は始まった (in Japanese). February 2000. ISBN 978-4-08-872822-3.
- Vol. 13 (ch. 109–117): It's All Right!!!. January 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-0665-4. and 大丈夫!!! (in Japanese). April 2000. ISBN 978-4-08-872863-6.
- Vol. 14 (ch. 118–126): Instinct. April 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1091-0. and 本能 (in Japanese). July 2000. ISBN 978-4-08-872888-9.
- Vol. 15 (ch. 127–136): Straight Ahead!!!. August 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1092-7. and まっすぐ!!! (in Japanese). September 2000. ISBN 978-4-08-873009-7.
- Vol. 16 (ch. 137–145): Carrying on His Will. November 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1093-4. and 受け継がれる意志 (in Japanese). December 2000. ISBN 978-4-08-873045-5.
- Vol. 17 (ch. 146–155): Hiruluk's Cherry Blossoms. March 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1511-3. and ヒルルクの桜 (in Japanese). February 2001. ISBN 978-4-08-873073-8.
- Vol. 18 (ch. 156–166): Ace Arrives. June 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1512-0. and エース登場 (in Japanese). April 2001. ISBN 978-4-08-873100-1.
- Vol. 19 (ch. 167–176): Rebellion. October 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1513-7. and 反乱 (in Japanese). July 2001. ISBN 978-4-08-873133-9.
- Vol. 20 (ch. 177–186): Showdown at Alubarna. February 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-1514-4. and 決戦はアルバーナ (in Japanese). September 2001. ISBN 978-4-08-873158-2.
- Vol. 21 (ch. 187–195): Utopia. June 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-2429-0. and 理想郷 (in Japanese). December 2001. ISBN 978-4-08-873194-0.
- Vol. 22 (ch. 196–205): Hope!!. October 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-2430-6. and Hope!! (in Japanese). February 2002. ISBN 978-4-08-873222-0.
- Vol. 23 (ch. 206–216): Vivi's Adventure. December 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-2844-1. and ビビの冒険 (in Japanese). April 2002. ISBN 978-4-08-873252-7.
- Vol. 24 (ch. 217–226): People's Dreams. January 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-2845-8. and 人の夢 (in Japanese). July 2002. ISBN 978-4-08-873282-4.
- Vol. 25 (ch. 227–236): The 100 Million Berry Man. January 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-2846-5. and 一億の男 (in Japanese). September 2002. ISBN 978-4-08-873313-5.
- Vol. 26 (ch. 237–246): Adventure on Kami's Island. January 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3442-8. and 神の島の冒険 (in Japanese). December 2002. ISBN 978-4-08-873336-4.
- Vol. 27 (ch. 247–255): Overture. January 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3443-5. and 序曲 (in Japanese). February 2003. ISBN 978-4-08-873379-1.
- Vol. 28 (ch. 256–264): Wyper the Berserker. January 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3444-2. and 「戦鬼」ワイパー (in Japanese). May 2003. ISBN 978-4-08-873418-7.
- Vol. 29 (ch. 265–275): Oratorio. February 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3445-9. and 聖譚曲 (in Japanese). July 2003. ISBN 978-4-08-873480-4.
- Vol. 30 (ch. 276–285): Cappricio. February 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3446-6. and 狂想曲 (in Japanese). October 2003. ISBN 978-4-08-873502-3.
- Vol. 31 (ch. 286–295): We'll Be Here. February 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3447-3. and ここにいる (in Japanese). December 2003. ISBN 978-4-08-873551-1.
- Vol. 32 (ch. 296–305): Love Song. February 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3448-0. and 島の歌声 (in Japanese). March 2004. ISBN 978-4-08-873571-9.
- Vol. 33 (ch. 306–316): Davy Back Fight. February 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3449-7. and Davy Back Fight!! (in Japanese). June 2004. ISBN 978-4-08-873593-1.
- Vol. 34 (ch. 317–327): The City of Water, Water Seven. March 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3450-3. and 「水の都」ウォーターセブン (in Japanese). August 2004. ISBN 978-4-08-873638-9.
- Vol. 35 (ch. 328–336): Captain. March 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3451-0. and 船長 (in Japanese). November 2004. ISBN 978-4-08-873667-9.
- Vol. 36 (ch. 337–346): The Ninth Justice. March 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3452-7. and 9番目の正義 (in Japanese). February 2005. ISBN 978-4-08-873768-3.
- Vol. 37 (ch. 347–357): Tom. March 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3453-4. and トムさん (in Japanese). April 2005. ISBN 978-4-08-873802-4.
- Vol. 38 (ch. 358–367): Rocketman!!. March 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3454-1. and ロケットマン!! (in Japanese). July 2005. ISBN 978-4-08-873839-0.
- Vol. 39 (ch. 368–377): Scramble. April 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3455-8. and 争奪戦 (in Japanese). November 2005. ISBN 978-4-08-873872-7.
- Vol. 40 (ch. 378–388): Gear. April 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3456-5. and ギア (in Japanese). December 2005. ISBN 978-4-08-874003-4.
- Vol. 41 (ch. 389–399): Declaration of War. April 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3457-2. and 宣戦布告 (in Japanese). April 2006. ISBN 978-4-08-874047-8.
- Vol. 42 (ch. 400–409): Pirates vs. CP9. April 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3458-9. and 海賊 VS CP9 (in Japanese). July 2006. ISBN 978-4-08-874127-7.
- Vol. 43 (ch. 410–419): Legend of a Hero. April 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3459-6. and 英雄伝説 (in Japanese). September 2006. ISBN 978-4-08-874149-9.
- Vol. 44 (ch. 420–430): Let's Go Back. May 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3460-2. and 帰ろう (in Japanese). December 2006. ISBN 978-4-08-874287-8.
- Vol. 45 (ch. 431–440): You Have My Sympathies. May 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3461-9. and 心中お察しする (in Japanese). March 2007. ISBN 978-4-08-874314-1.
- Vol. 46 (ch. 441–449): Adventure on Ghost Island. May 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3462-6. and ゴースト島の冒険 (in Japanese). July 2007. ISBN 978-4-08-874382-0.
- Vol. 47 (ch. 450–459): Cloudy, Partly Bony. May 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3463-3. and くもり時々ホネ (in Japanese). September 2007. ISBN 978-4-08-874411-7.
- Vol. 48 (ch. 460–470): Adventures of Oars. May 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3464-0. and オーズの冒険 (in Japanese). December 2007. ISBN 978-4-08-874442-1.
- Vol. 49 (ch. 471–481): Nightmare Luffy. June 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3465-7. and ナイトメア・ルフィ (in Japanese). March 2008. ISBN 978-4-08-874485-8.
- Vol. 50 (ch. 482–491): Arriving Again. June 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3466-4. and 再び辿りつく (in Japanese). June 2008. ISBN 978-4-08-874521-3.
- Vol. 51 (ch. 492–502): The 11 Supernovas. June 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3467-1. and 11人の超新星 (in Japanese). September 2008. ISBN 978-4-08-874563-3.
- Vol. 52 (ch. 503–512): Roger and Rayleigh. June 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3468-8. and ロジャーとレイリー (in Japanese). December 2008. ISBN 978-4-08-874602-9.
- Vol. 53 (ch. 513–522): Natural Born King. June 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3469-5. and 王の資質 (in Japanese). March 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-874640-1.
- Vol. 54 (ch. 523–532): Unstoppable. July 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3470-1. and もう誰にも止められない (in Japanese). June 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-874662-3.
- Vol. 55 (ch. 533–541): A Ray of Hope. October 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3471-8. and 地獄に仏 (in Japanese). September 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-874727-9.
- Vol. 56 (ch. 542–551): Thank You. ISBN 978-1-4215-3850-1. and ありがとう (in Japanese). December 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-874761-3.
- Vol. 57 (ch. 552–562): Summit Battle. June 2011 ISBN 978-1-4215-3851-8 and 頂上決戦 (in Japanese). March 2010. ISBN 978-4-08-870010-6.
- Vol. 58 (ch. 563–573): The Name of This Era is "Whitebeard". September 2011. ISBN 978-1-4215-3926-3. and この時代の名を"白ひげ"と呼ぶ (in Japanese). June 2010. ISBN 978-4-08-870045-8.
- Vol. 59 (ch. 574–584): ポートガス・D・エース死す (in Japanese). August 2010. ISBN 978-4-08-870083-0.
- Vol. 60 (ch. 585–594): 弟よ (in Japanese). November 2010. ISBN 978-4-08-870125-7.
- Vol. 61 (ch. 595–603): Romance Dawn: For the New World (in Japanese). February 2011. ISBN 978-4-08-870175-2.
- Vol. 62 (ch. 604–614): 魚人島の冒険 (in Japanese). May 2011. ISBN 978-4-08-870217-9.
- Vol. 63 (ch. 615–626): オトヒメとタイガー (in Japanese). August 2011. ISBN 978-4-08-870270-4.