History Characters / OnePiece-TheMarines

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'''Warning: Given the length of the series, some spoilers will be unmarked.'''

[[folder:In General]]
!!Tropes Used To The Marines As A Whole

* BadassInANiceSuit: Standard attire for high ranking marines.
* BadassLongCoat: Standard issue for any marine of Ensign and higher is a long white coat with the Japanese characters for "justice" on the back.
* TheDreaded: A marine of significant reputation can easily become this for lower level pirates (Smoker). However, once a marine hits the admiral rank, they're automatically this to every pirate barring the Four Emperors and their respective crews.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Though all the marines are tough on pirates, there's still a variety of lines they don't cross. In terms of standards, there's the moral and relatively merciful (Aokiji and Smoker), the more ruthless but ultimately neutral (Sengoku), and the ones utterly driven to exterminate evil (Akainu).
* ForGreatJustice: Though their ideas of justice tend to diverge greatly.
* FourStarBadass: Expect everyone from Marine HQ above Captain rank to be crazy tough and every Admiral to be a PersonOfMassDestruction.
* TheFettered: Played straight, but often [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]: How far they take "Justice" is shown as completely acceptable, no matter how far down the MoralEventHorizon you have to go. This is expressed in the "Absolute Justice" philosophy.
* [[HeroAntagonist Hero Antagonists]]: If [[GeneralRipper you're]] [[BigBad lucky]], you'll encounter one of them that are this.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Nearly all of them. Most have interesting backstories or hints thereof, even - as [[http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/106/70-691.0/compressed/l003.jpg this]] ContinuityPorn-filled color spread indicates - the minor ones.
* KnightTemplar: The other side of the argument, some of them are [[WellIntentionedExtremist so]] [[GeneralRipper extreme]] that they consider that disobeying the law means not only your execution, but '''every last living relative or associate''' to be hunted down and exterminated along with their entire island; even the people who are not in any way involved with the issue get caught in the gunfire.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Even the nastier marines usually have the best of intentions for the innocent civillians of the World. Usually.

!!Tropes Used To The G-5 Marines
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Combines with AsskickingEqualsAuthority, because G-5 marines are tougher than your average mook, and they just keep getting tougher the higher up the command ladder you go.
%% * ComedicSociopathy
* {{Cowboy Cop}}s[=/=]{{Military Maverick}}s: Led by THE CowboyCop of the Marines: Vice-Admiral Smoker.
* TheDreaded: Read below and you'll see why they're feared by most pirates.
* [[spoiler: EnemyMine: With the Straw Hat Pirates and Trafalgar Law during the Punk Hazard arc, to 1) defeat Caesar Clown, 2) rescue the kidnapped children, and 3) get out of the island safely. And in Smoker's case, 4) stop corrupt Vice-Admiral Vergo]].
* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques: The things they do to captured pirates are infamously crazy and cruel.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: They are cruel towards pirates, and overall rowdy. But when they mistakenly assumed Smoker was accusing them of [[spoiler: covering up cases of child kidnappings]], they got pissed, saying that even though they are army rejects, they still have their pride as Marines.
* FireForgedFriends: They can never admit it to the world but [[spoiler:working to save the giant children, saving each other, defeating Caesar, and taking down the corrupt Vergo has made them this with the Straw Hats. They are forced to play up the idea they hate them to keep from admitting the truth.]]
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Despite all their cruelty, they are one of the few branches in the New World able to defend innocent lives from suffering EVEN WORSE under pirates, most of which are absolute monsters who probably deserve what G-5 throws their way.
* HeroWithAnFInGood
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite all their faults, they truly and honestly mean well for the civilians of the New World, and absolutely adore their commanders.
* MightMakesRight: It's the New World, so they basically adopted this policy just to survive.
* PoliceBrutality: G-5 is basically a group of ridiculously powerful thugs. There's no other way to describe how they treat pirates, and even civilians.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Practically the entire Marine Branch. To elaborate, nearly all the mooks are powerful thugs who mean well, led by quirky commanding officers such as the sword-obsessed Tashigi, who they have a SubordinateExcuse with, and Smoker, who is the [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] {{badass}} that scares the crap out of them while smoking two cigars and obsessing over catching Luffy. There's also the other two commanding officers as well, who are as every bit as quirky as the other two are.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Almost every marine in G-5 was rejected from the main branches, either because they were too brutal, too crazy, or too insubordinate. Which obviously leads to...
* ReassignmentBackfire: ... with someone like Smoker in G-5, they really turn things around. Or at least, they aren't quite as rowdy.
* SceneryGorn: The G-5 Base. Seriously, that thing is so battered and shoddily repaired it looks like a strong wind would destroy the entire thing.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite all their faults, they truly are loyal to their commanding officers. [[spoiler:To the point of being willing to die for them]].
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!Admirals

[[folder:(Former) Fleet Admiral Sengoku "The Buddha"]]
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-->"''A fortress... can always be rebuilt. However... this is Marineford, an island situated almost exactly in the center of the entire world. To the people of the world, who live in fear of evildoers coming and going amongst them, the true meaning lies in our position in this place! Our universal justice will never fall!''"

->Voiced by: TakkouIshimori (JP), EdBlaylock (EN, Funi)

Sengoku, also known as the Great Buddha, was the supreme commander of the World Government's military force, the Marines. One of the few who still know the seas from the olden days, he's even respected by Whitebeard. He is stern and business-like, which often puts him at odds with his old friend Garp, whom he occasionally bickers with. He ate the Human-Human Fruit, Model: Great Buddha (''Hito Hito no Mi, Daibutsu Model''), a Mythical Zoan-class fruit which allows him to turn his body into a giant, golden, Buddha-like entity.

After the battle at Marineford, he resigned from his position because of doubts about the World Government's actions and nominated Aokiji as his successor. [[spoiler: [[TimeSkip Two years later]], he's a [[http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121207044444/onepiece/images/2/24/Sengoku_Anime_Post_Timeskip_Infobox.png General Inspector]] for the Marines, so he hasn't totally retired from business yet.]]
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* AfroAsskicker: When his hat comes off, its this.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: [[spoiler:His Buddha form.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The chain starts with him.
* BadassGrandpa: He's around Garp's age. His hair even turned gray during the time skip.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Sported an awesome suit back when Roger was still around.
* BerserkButton[=/=][[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Absolute Justice Has Standards]]: His idea of what constitutes an "innocent" is apparently somewhat warped (given that he was implied to be at least complicit in the slaughter of Ohara and the murder of babies and pregnant woman to find the son of Roger), but Heaven help you if you ''do'' put someone he considers innocent at risk. When the Five Elder Stars do so just to cover up their own incompetence, Sengoku freaks out and resigns on the instant.
* BlingOfWar/ChestOfMedals: His uniform is adorned with dozens of medals. And a purple-red honour sash from left shoulder to his right waist.
* CallBack: When the Human-Human Fruit first came to the story in Chopper, an SBS asked what would happen if a human ate one. Oda responded they would be enlightened.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: It really sucks to be head of the military arm of the World Government when you have constant reports of crazy and powerful pirates, forced to deal with disloyal privateers, an irritating comrade laughing it up (occasionally) about the constant disregard for the law shown by ''his own grandson'', [[spoiler:and your corrupt and/or incompetent superiors telling you not to handle serious global threats simply to save face for their own fuck-ups]].
** It seems to have finally gotten to be too much for him, as he stepped down shortly after the Marineford arc.
* TheChessmaster: For all the OhCrap and NotSoStoic moments he's had, when he actually gets involved he turns out to be a brilliant strategist, almost immediately turning what was a losing battle for the Marines to them literally inches from victory by [[spoiler:trapping the Whitebeard Pirates and allies around the bay, forcing the Marine warships in and sending powerful {{Artificial Human}}s in pushing them in the center, destroying morale by disseminating a lie about Whitebeard to his allies who had their own grudges about Gold Roger, activating a massive blockade impenetrable even to Whitebeard himself, and cut the video feed at some point after he revealed Portgas D. Ace was Gold Roger's son all so that Ace will be executed, ahead of schedule if need be given the confusion, attaining victory for the Marines]].
** While the plan seemed like it may falter due to [[spoiler:Luffy being such a huge SpannerInTheWorks]], [[XanatosSpeedChess it ultimately worked out in the end]].
*** Not quite. [[spoiler:Whitebeard]] really screwed up one aspect of it: the plan was supposed to [[spoiler:discourage piracy]], but with [[spoiler:his last words, Whitebeard inspired potentially an entire generation of new pirates]], the exact opposite of Sengoku's objective. Sengoku is '''''pissed'''''.
*** Even more so when the plan also consisted of [[spoiler:removing Whitebeard from power. While he did indeed have an incredibly destructive Devil Fruit, for the most part he was just a dying old man who had no aspirations of becoming Pirate King, content with what he had had and strictly concerned with his family]]. Now, they allowed [[spoiler:Blackbeard, a man who is willing to do anything and everything possible to become Pirate King and whose crew who mostly consists of the worst criminals in the history of the world,]] to become a global threat. Not good for anybody, but no one could have seen that coming.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Gravely injured Blackbeard's entire crew with ''one attack''.]]
* FunnyAfro: Has one hidden under that hat of his. Hilarious because he's TheComicallySerious. It becomes truly epic when he uses his powers. [[spoiler: And then after the timeskip it [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcslo6jilI1rnoltyo1_400.jpg finally turns grey]]]]
* GeniusBruiser: Well in this latest arc, he's definitely got the genius down. He gets the "bruiser" part when he transforms.
** [[spoiler:Given that he held down an ''enraged'' Garp, after they witness Akainu punch through Ace, it could be said he probably doesn't need to transform to have the "bruiser" part]].
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: His Buddha form makes his entire body golden.
* HeroAntagonist: While Sengoku is a WellIntentionedExtremist, everything's he's done is ultimately out of his desire and duty to protect the rest of the world. [[spoiler:And it becomes clear that he's been suffering for it for quite some time. The last straw was when the World Government covered up a mass breakout of level six Impel Down prisoners in order to save face, instead of sending out wanted posters and warnings like ''he'' wanted to do in order to protect the public. After that, he decided to step down, having had enough of the World Government and their bullshit.]]
* IronicNickname: He's titled "The Buddha", but he's comfortable with eliminating whoever he feels necessary, and takes orders from the WG without question.
** Doflamingo actually calls him out on this in his first appearance.
** The nickname turns out to be a fair bit more literal: He fights by ''turning into a giant statue of [[KungFuJesus Buddha with superhuman strength]]''.
* LargeAndInCharge: Very tall, even when [[spoiler:he isn't in Buddha form]].
* LetsGetDangerous: At the end of chapter 566. This shit right here? It just got ''real''.
* LightIsNotGood: He's pretty harsh for a Buddha.
** While still played sort of straight, [[MeaningfulName "Buddha" also in the original Sanskrit means "the awakened one"]], [[FridgeBrilliance which can be taken to mean he is very intelligent, cunning, and wise]], [[TheChessmaster which he showed in spades]] during the Whitebeard War. Even more so when he called out the WG for covering up arguably ''a bigger threat to the world than Whitebeard''. None of that says anything about being ''nice''.
** GoodIsNotNice: Well, he is the head of [[KnightTemplar the entire Marines after all.]]
* LivingStatue: This is what the Human-Human Fruit, Model: Great Buddha allows him to become. Very bizarre, as Zoan fruits are supposed to be about transforming into ''animals''. It seems Mythical Zoans can be an exception to this rule so long as they're still about transforming into some kind of being.
** Humans are a class of animals. Devil Fruits does not need to operate based on us seeing ourselves as superior.
* NiceHat: It's got a stuffed seagull on top of it!
* NonHumanSidekick: His pet goat.
* OhCrap: After his introduction during the Jaya arc, practically every scene he's been in, including flashbacks, has involved him going "OhCrap" on some level, as the plot keeps shoveling poorly-timed crisis after poorly-timed crisis on him.
** He has another ''epic'' one in chapter 569, when [[spoiler:Luffy unconsciously reveals his Supreme King Haki]].
* OneManArmy: He had the ''entire'' Blackbeard pirate crew (including the probable BigBad of the entire series, a woman said the be the most powerful female pirate, and a man equal to [[ImplacableMan Magellan]] with none of the morals) spitting up blood with ''one attack''.
* OptOut: He requested he be allowed to stand down from the Marines in the aftermath of the Whitebeard War.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:When you can take out a crew led by one of the most dangerous men in the world and filled with a bunch of the worst criminals that the world has ever seen in ''one attack'', you are this.]]
* PokeThePoodle: Eats Garp's crackers in an attempt to find at least ''some'' way to punish him for not taking things seriously. (It works.)
* RedOniBlueOni: With Garp. Sengoku seems to be the blue oni with himself being stern and serious, while Garp is the red oni being HotBlooded and a RebelliousSpirit within the Marine ranks. However, Sengoku tends to lose his cool more often than GarpÖ
* SphereOfDestruction: In his Buddha form, he can launch large spherical shock waves from his palms; probably a reference to the [[KungFuHustle Buddhist Palm technique]].
* SuperpowerLottery: A clear winner. [[spoiler: He is a Mythical Zoan, a type that is even rarer than Logia]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: One of the few Marines that truly does fit this. He genuinely wants to make the world a better place but can do some bad things to help this goal. Though he leans more on the well-intentioned side than the extremist side what with his[[spoiler: resigning when the government refused to announce that the Impel Down prisoners escaped so as to keep face]].
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[[folder:Fleet Admiral Sakazuki / Admiral Akainu ("The Red Dog")]]
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-->"''We have to be thorough! If even one of those scholars made it onto that ship, all of the sacrifices we've made would be for nothing! We must eliminate the very possibility of this "evil" existing!''"

->Voiced by: FumihikoTachiki (JP), Creator/AndrewLove (EN, Funi)

Real name Sakazuki, Akainu is one of the three Admirals, the strongest fighters in the Marines. Akainu is apparently the most hard-line of the Marines, following the doctrine of Absolute Justice. During the destruction of Ohara, he destroyed an evacuee ship on the chance that one of their targets was aboard, saying that if one is to do a job it must be done properly. He has eaten the Magma-Magma Fruit (''Magu Magu no Mi''), a Logia Devil Fruit [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin based around magma]]

During the two years that Luffy was training, [[spoiler:he battled Aokiji for the rank of Fleet Admiral and won. He then moved the Marine HQ to the east coast of the Red Line to put more Marine presence in the New World.]]

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* ArchEnemy: Likely one to Luffy, [[spoiler:for killing Ace and leaving a permanent X-shaped scar on his chest]].
** [[spoiler:Definitely this to the Whitebeard Pirates for killing Ace as well as manipulating Squard into stabbing Whitebeard.]]
* AxCrazy: In a series loaded with violent psychopaths, Akainu STILL stands out as one of the most unhinged. To him, even the smallest threat is something that merits the maximum amount of force; this includes ''people challenging his word''.
* {{Badass}}: He may be a complete and utter dick, but you have to admit he's the most badass Admiral of the Marines. Most notably, he [[spoiler:kills Ace, in a manga where almost no one dies in the present]]. Other hits include [[spoiler:melting off half of Whitebeard's face]], and not only surviving [[spoiler:Whitebeard]]'s counterattack of [[spoiler:''two'' [[MegatonPunch earthquake punches]]]], but also getting back up and setting his sights on [[spoiler:killing Luffy]]. It takes [[spoiler:Crocodile]] and pretty much the entire remaining Whitebeard crew just to slow this guy down.
** How badass is he? In chapter 595, when the Blackbeard Pirates, including the Captain who wanted to face ''the'' toughest and most asskicking Marines in Garp and Sengoku, realize that the Marines aren't going to agree to trade a Marine vessel for [[spoiler:Jewelry Bonney]] since Akainu's on the ship, they run like hell.
** He is also strong enough to [[spoiler: fight [[AnIcePerson Aokiji]] for ten days straight]], in a battle that [[spoiler: completely fucked up Punk Hazard's climate, causing it to become two-sided. One side is burning hot, the other is completely frozen.]]
** BadassGrandpa: The guy's 55, and as mentioned above, still remains one of the series' strongest characters.
** [[spoiler:BadassMoustache]]: [[spoiler:Grew one over the TimeSkip. Seems to be a requisite for the Fleet Admiral position]].
* [[spoiler: BeardOfEvil: After the time-skip]].
* BigBadEnsemble: As [[spoiler:the current Fleet Admiral]], Sakazuki is now one of the top antagonists for the series, alongside Blackbeard.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: For all his bastard actions, it's easy to forget that in most instances, the Marines are ''actually the good guys'', 9/10 pirates being SelfishEvil, and his actions probably saved the world from becoming a ''worse place to live''. It's ambiguous who is the Black and who is the Grey with him.
* BreakingSpeech: An extremely effective one to Ace by [[BerserkButton insulting Whitebeard]] enough to distract him, [[spoiler: allowing him to kill him]].
* TheBrute: Fits the trope perfectly among the three Admirals.
* {{Conscription}}: After the Battle of Marineford, Sakazuki's issued a mandatory draft to bolster the forces of the Marines. To his credit, two sitting Admirals were recruited from conscription.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Just like Mihawk, he realized just how ''dangerous'' [[spoiler:Luffy's [[MagneticHero ability]] had become, especially after having won Whitebeard's respect]], regardless of how "weak" he is at the moment. In fact, his unwavering hunt of him, even after [[spoiler:Blackbeard appeared and Ace's death]] marking him as the greatest threat, shows one of the few foresight moments during the [[spoiler:War of Marineford]].
* DragonInChief: Formerly. Though he was the main antagonist during the Marineford arc, he still serves under Fleet Admiral Sengoku, who didn't take much action during the arc, until the last act.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Absolute Justice Has Standards]]: During the timeskip, he had a huge battle with Aokiji over who would be the new Fleet Admiral. He won, but spared Aokiji's life.
** He also surprised everyone by not killing Jewelry on the spot when he had an easy chance.
** The same man that goaded [[spoiler: Ace]] to his death, hunted down Luffy just for being the son of the government's most dangerous enemy and killed a man who just wanted to go home to his family because he was understandably outclassed finds Z to be extreme in his methods.
* FictionalCounterpart: It's more subtle than most, but go to UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga's page and see how many similarities you can find, we'll wait, you'll be there for a while. He's even paired with two commanders who are very similar to UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi and UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu.
* FanNickname: Devil, Terminator (T-1000 more specifically), and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi]] Sakazuki.
* FlowerMotifs: He wears a pink rose on his suit, and has a large tattoo featuring many flowers on his left shoulder.
* ForGreatJustice: Son of a ''bastard'', is he ever.
* GeneralRipper: His relentless crusade against pirates reaches some rather frightening lengths.
** And then there's him ''killing'' a captain who tried to flee the Marine HQ battle, mentally scarring [[spoiler:Coby and Helmeppo]], who were also thinking of fleeing.
** He also tries to murder [[spoiler:Coby]] for pointing out that, by trying to kill a few pirates with no guarantee that they'll be able to do it, they're letting many more injured Marines die when they could easily be saved. The reason Akainu tried to murder him? Because during the minute or so [[spoiler:Coby]] was talking, pirates ''weren't'' dying.
** The reason he wants to kill Luffy and Ace so badly is ''solely'' because [[spoiler:of who their fathers are]]. Sure, them being Pirates is part of the reason, but he would probably still want them dead if they were civilians, or even Marines.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Or Ace killer if you prefer.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: While most of the pirates seen so far have been assholes or utterly inhuman, Akainu is just as brutal and arguably more monstrous than the criminals he hunts down
* HiddenEyes: During the Ohara flashback, he is shown with his Marine baseball cap and a hood covering his face. When he shows up in the present, he still has the cap obscuring his eyes until [[RuleOfCool the scene is dramatic enough to show them]].
* InsaneAdmiral: He will go to the extremes to protect the World Government. No crime should be overlooked and anything with even the hint of pirates should be purged for the greater good. When he was a Vice-Admiral, he chose to kill over one hundred refugees to ensure none of his targets escaped from the attack. As an Admiral, he killed his own men for deserting in a battle they had no chance of doing the enemy harm. The fact they were flies against the enemy only the Admirals and above could actually harm didn't factor in. They were deserting and so had to die.
* {{Jerkass}} KnightTemplar: Big time. At best, he treats his allies at expendable, and is all too willing to kill any pirates or allies who are insufficiently dedicated to his brutal version of justice, while insulting their viewpoints.
* KickTheDog: Insulting Whitebeard in order to goad Ace [[spoiler: resulting in his death]]. He also kills a cowardly marine for fleeing his post.
* KnightOfCerebus: Not only is played more seriously than any antagonist before, but he breaks the StatusQuo [[spoiler: by killing Ace]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Perhaps the standout example in ''One Piece''. [[spoiler:When Coby screams that the charge being led by Akainu to finish off the Whitebeard Pirates is piling up needless casualties, Akainu doesn't even blink, he simply tells Coby that "a few seconds have been wasted" and tries to murder him on the spot]].
* LargeAndInCharge: Like his fellow Admirals he's incredibly tall, but much more broadly built than the other two.
* MagmaMan: One of the reasons he's so feared.
** ConvectionSchmonvection: He's made out of and attacks with lava, but nothing takes any damage unless it actually comes into contact with something. Even then, it acts more like a solid projectile than something that should vaporize everything around it. [[AcceptableBreakFromReality We'll forgive this one though, since if it was actually treated realistically]], '''''[[AcceptableBreakFromReality no one]]''''' [[AcceptableBreakFromReality would be able to beat him]]. [[spoiler: Also, proper Logia users affect only what they ''want'' with their power.]]
*** Actually gets played with in the anime: Ivankov attacks Akainu with a weaponized kiss, getting his face burned. He then pulls his usual "it was just thick make-up" joke, showing an undamaged face... and then collapses from having his lungs burned by the heat and fumes.
** [[ElementalPunch Elemental]] [[GoodOldFisticuffs Fisticuffs]]: Barring the HellHound technique, Akainu is much less flashy in his use of his powers than other Logia users. His whole game plan is: 1. Take arm; 2. Turn it into lava; 3. Make it as large as necessary; 4. Punch until target is [[strike:DeaderThanDead]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill vaporized]]. Since he's living lava, it works quite well (and is probably one of the few where this is a good idea in the first place).
** ElementalRockPaperScissors: As it turns out, lava beats fire.
** HellHound: One of his techniques creates one out of lava.
** RocketPunch: His powers allow a particularly nasty approximation.
** ShapingYourAttacks: "Inugami Guren" attack.
** SuperpowerLottery: He's made out of '''''lava'''''. Not only does that mean that you can't get anywhere ''near'' him without being '''vaporized''', but it's also [[spoiler:superior to (as in, can outright ''kill'') at least ''two'' other Logias (up until now, we've only seen Logias either mutually nullify or have no effect on each other)]].
* ManipulativeBastard: His choice words to [[spoiler:Squad and Ace]] in the Marineford arc did as much if not more damage to the Whitebeard Pirates than his Devil Fruit powers.
* MeaningfulName: His name, like his fellow Admirals, is derived from the Momotaro legends.
** His real name as well. A "sakazuki" is a small ceremonial sake cup like the one [[spoiler:Luffy and Ace]] used when [[spoiler:they swore an oath of brotherhood]]. Ironic, isn't it?
** The "Inu" meaning '''Dog''' in Akainu, thus automatically making him [[CaptainObvious Monkey D. Luffy's enemy]] by default since there is a common myth that dogs and monkeys are mortal enemies
* MoralSociopathy: His desire and methods are perfectly acceptable to the World Government, it's the extremes he goes to do so is what gets him in trouble.
* NighInvulnerability: He took four direct, Haki-imbued punches from [[spoiler:Whitebeard, who was in his prime a rival too Roger]] and shrugged off most of them.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Based on famous Japanese actor Bunta Sugawara. His real name, Sakazuki, seems to be derived from a series of films featuring Sugawara.
* [[spoiler: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Suffers one from Whitebeard for killing Ace]]
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Unlike most of previous villains, he does not play around with his enemies and mostly lacks a sense of humor , he will do everything in his power to kill you.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He's drawn in a ''much'' more realistic style compared to all of the other characters in the manga.
** Which may very well be Oda's way of intentionally plunging him into UncannyValley to make him creepier.
* OneManArmy: He did more damage during the Marineford Arc than his fellow Admirals, Sengoku, the Vice Admirals, '''and''' the Seven Warlords '''''combined'''''. This can be attributed largely to his being ''far'' less touchy about using the maximum amount of force possible, but it's still incredibly impressive.
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Even more than his fellow Admirals, if only because he's so dedicated to the job.
** AsskickingEqualsAuthority: He got the position of Fleet Admiral, by challenging Aokiji and defeating him.
** CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Beside his Logia, he has shown to have enough strength to stop Whitebeard Gura Gura Bisento with his foot and PunchParry Whitebeard.
*** Because of this trait, he takes little damage even from '''Haki''' attacks known to devastate normal Logia users and the ground cracks when he prepared to kill Ace.
** {{Determinator}}: Even after [[spoiler:Whitebeard attacked him]], even after [[spoiler:Blackbeard arrived with numerous Level 6 escapees]], Akainu still will not give up on [[spoiler:killing Luffy]].
** ImplacableMan: When you plow through a whole BadassArmy and effortlessly shrug off everything but [[spoiler:punches from '''''Whitebeard''''']] in the pursuit of your enemy, you definitely deserve the title.
** PersonOfMassDestruction: He is a living volcano capable of launching huge gobs of lava on top of his enemies.
* [[spoiler:OhCrap]]: [[spoiler:The look on his face the entire time, especially in the anime, when he's getting a first-hand demonstration of just why Whitebeard is called "The Strongest Man in the World"]].
* [[spoiler:OutOfTheInferno]]: [[spoiler:After getting blasted by the Whitebeard Pirates' counterattack after he punched through Ace. In the anime, it's rather terrifying]].
* PetTheDog: When the time came to have a new Fleet Admiral, it came down to Akainu and Aokiji. [[GenreSavvy Aokiji was utterly against Akainu becoming Fleet Admiral]], and opposed his potential promotion any way he could. Eventually the conflict reached a boiling point, with the two engaging in a death match to decide who becomes Fleet Admiral. After a massive battle that lasted for 10 days, Akainu won. Rather than killing him for opposing his ideals and trying to stop him from becoming Fleet Admiral to the point of having a death match for the position, Akainu spared Aokiji and the latter left the Marines.
** Also during the Marineford war, Akainu saved a [[{{Mooks}} marine]] from Whitebeard by stopping his bisento attack with his foot.
* RealMenWearPink: As seen [[http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/alinajames/snapshot20091115063745.jpg here]], though it's actually red when the episode in question comes up. He's also got a flowery tattoo on his left shoulder, which does have pink.
** BadassInANiceSuit: That is a damn fine suit.
** FlowerMotifs: He has what looks like a rose pinned to his suit, and sports a floral pattern on his both his shirt and a chest tattoo.
* SayMyName: From Episode 484: '''WHIIIITEBEEEEAAAARRRRD!!!!'''
* ShoutOut: Fans of ''GGundam'' should instantly recognize the God/Burning Gundam's legendary FinishingMove during some of Akainu's fights.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: It's doubtful that he even knows the concept of overkill ''exists''.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: And the ''One Piece'' world just got bleaker.
* UndyingLoyalty: For the Marines, nothing will stop him. Not even the strongest man of the world.
* VillainByProxyFallacy: [[EstablishingCharacterMoment The first thing]] we see him do is blow up a ship full of evacuees that the Marines had promised to spare on the grounds that there ''might be the slightest possibility'' that there is a scholar on board who could read the Poneglyphs.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: There is nothing he will not do to preserve the peace of the world, but the lengths to which he will go to preserve that peace ironically [[HeWhoFightsMonsters make him as bad as the pirates he's trying to stop, if not worse]].
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[[folder:Admiral Kizaru ("The Yellow Monkey")]]
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-->"''Speed is... 'weight'. [[PreAsskickingOneLiner Have you ever been kicked at the speed of light?]]''"

->Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (JP)

Real name Borsalino, Kizaru is the only pre-timeskip Admiral to have retained his position, after Akainu was promoted and Aokiji left. He has somewhat of an absentminded and out-there personality, committing such acts as mistaking his snail wiretap for his phone, and politely asking the pirates who just shot at him if they knew someone he was looking for. Despite this, he follows Absolute Justice, and believes that every pirate, no matter what their crimes or actions, however severe, are sinners, and will mercilessly pursue them. He ate the Glint-Glint Fruit (''Pika Pika no Mi''), which allows him to turn his body into light, fire laser beams, and travel at the speed of light.
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* AffablyEvil: Makes polite small-talk with pirates right before he roundhouse kicks them into oblivion.
* {{Badass}}: Let's put it this way. He's the only Admiral to [[spoiler: attack '''Whitebeard''' during the war, and come out unscathed afterwards.]]
** BadassInANiceSuit: That is an awesome suit.
** BadassGrandpa: He's 58! He certainly hasn't slowed down with age.
* BigEntrance: After some background and off-screen moments before, how does he arrive at Sabaody Archipelago? Riding a cannonball.
* CloudCuckooLander: Very much "out-there" when without a specific quarry, and apparently was unaware of the trail of mass destruction he was creating. Some of it may be ObfuscatingStupidity, but at least some of it is genuine.
* CoolShades: Wears a pair.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His proper introduction consisted of asking ''pirates'' where his subordinate is. When they wouldn't answer and ran away instead, he showed everyone why he's a Marine Admiral by blasting down a mangrove tree the size of a city ''with a kick''.
* ExtremityExtremist: With the exception of Rayleigh, he never attacks anyone physically with anything except a single kick.
* FictionalCounterpart: To UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi, a unifier of Japan, who was nicknamed 'monkey' and was known for being crafty, polite and resourceful, while working with a [[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga man who was known for utterly destroying anyone who stood in his way]] and [[UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu another guy who was known for his cooldheadedness, general laziness and knowing when (or not) to strike.]]
* HeroAntagonist: Yes, he is brutal, merciless, and incredibly destructive (sometimes unintentionally)... but his enemies are pirates that, excluding Straw Hat, are either SelfishEvil or absolute monsters, and all his actions are for the protection of civilians.
* LeanAndMean: He's tall, skinny, and serves as an antagonist. Just like his co-workers.
* LightEmUp: The Glint-Glint Fruit gives him power over light.
** BeamSpam: His ''Yasakani no Magatama'' technique is classic BeamSpam.
** BlindedByTheLight: He once attacked Hawkins with a bright flash of light.
** FrickinLaserBeams: Can fire them from either his fingertips or his foot, with their power varying between "pierce someone's body" and "blow up buildings".
** HardLight: The only way to explain how he can kick someone when his leg is transformed into light.
*** '''Actually...''' [[FridgeLogic It's very possible that he just changes it back to a physical solid right before it makes impact, which, considering the speed of light, would make his kick comparable to a black hole.]] And most of the characters are MadeOfIron or stronger, with some being able to take a fist of burning-hot lava through the lungs and still stand, so take into consideration how everyone he successfully kicked was on the ground, unable to move from the pain.
** LaserBlade: His ''Ama no Murakumo'' technique creates a literal lightsaber.
** LightIsGood: If you're an innocent civilian or a Marine, the light is very good.
** LightIsNotGood: If you're a criminal, the light is very much ''not'' good.
** ReflectingLaser: His ''Yata no Kagami'' technique, he usually uses it to get from point A to point B which is usually right up in some poor pirate's face.
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from the Momotaro legends.
** Also applies to the 3 techniques he's used so far, each is named after (and has traits that relate to) one of the Imperial Regalia of Japan. ''Yata no Kagami'' is a mirror, ''Ama no Murakumo'' is the shortened form of ''Ama no Murakumo no Tsurugi'' (more commonly known as the ''Kusanagi no Tsurugi''), and his beam spam ''Yasakani no Magatama'' is (believed to be) a necklace made of jade magatama stones.
** Also extends to his real name, Borsalino: which comes from 1) A role the person [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed he was based on, Kunie Tanaka]] played; 2) A French film called Borsalino where the title character takes the same approach he does while fighting crime (read: laid-back and care-free); and 3) An Italian hat company. As of Chapter [[spoiler:622]], all of the above has been referenced in the character.
* NiceHat: In a silhouette shown in Chapter 319/Episode 217, [[spoiler:and shown he used to have one 15 years ago]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance is based off of Japanese actor Kunie Tanaka.
** The Brazilian fanbase met his appearance with certain confusion, since his face (and thanks to his glasses) also looks quite a lot like old-school rockstar Marcelo Nova.
** Same can be said for the French fanbase, looking suspiciously like a formerly famous comedian named Ramzy.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Similar to Akainu, although he seems more like a caricature.
* OneManArmy: Outside of [[spoiler:Rayleigh and Whitebeard]], ''no one'' has managed to make him fight seriously. Hell, he literally mowed down members of [[spoiler:the Whitebeard Pirates]] with impunity during the Marineford arc.
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As an Admiral, he's one of the most powerful characters in the series.
** CurbStompBattle: The Sabaody Archipelago Arc basically amounts to Kizaru absolutely annihilating every Pirate in his way. Fortunately for our protagonists, [[spoiler:Rayleigh]] can hold him off.
** HeroKiller: There is a reason every pirate, good or bad, shit themselves at his presence. He effortlessly defeats Drake, Urouge, Apoo, Hawkins ''and'' Zoro in the Sabaody Archipelago arc, for starters.
* PermaStubble: Seems to go with this look. [[spoiler: even after the [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120802003521/onepiece/images/6/62/Z_Kizaru.jpg timeskip]], he hasn't changed a lot.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: You wouldn't think so when he was first introduced, but after observing him for a while, you'll see why every pirate on Sabaody was terrified of him. Made even more literal when he uses his Devil Fruit powers to utterly [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] everyone in his way.
* ShootEverythingThatMoves: But to his credit, he hasn't hurt neither civilians or Marines so far.
* ShapingYourAttacks: The Ama no Murakumo sword is entirely made of light. In one of the VideoGames, he has a move named "Ama no Iwato" (Heavenly Cave Entrance) which consists of a massive laser shaped as a monkey head.
* [[spoiler:SmokingIsCool]]: [[spoiler:In Chapter 622, a flashback reveals even ''he'' pulled this off pretty well]].
* SuperpowerLottery: His power is extremely powerful even among Logias. It is often regarded as the most [[StoryBreakerPower broken]] Logia in the entire series.
** NighInvulnerable: Even when compared to the other Admirals: At least lava and ice are part of an established ElementalRockPaperScissors. Good luck trying to figure out how to harm ''light'' without using [[KiAttacks Haki]].
*** While not canon, Pirate Warriors 2 shows that Kizaru is surprised when Ener's lighting manages to block his light. The game might be onto something here.
** PersonOfMassDestruction: He blasted a mangrove tree the size of a city ''with a kick''. Even more unnerving is that he seems ''[[CloudCuckooLander not to be fully aware]]'' of the destruction he is capable of.
** SuperSpeed: Can move close-to or ''at'' the speed of light in his [[ElementalShapeshifter elemental form]].
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: One example has him giving an almost literal OneHitKill to Basil Hawkins ''several times''. The "almost" bit comes from Hawkins' [[HollywoodVoodoo Devil Fruit abilities]] to fall back on.
* UnfortunateNames: At least according to TheOtherWiki, "yellow monkey" is also an obscure ethnic slur. It's... doubtful this was what Oda had in mind when naming him, given the Momotaro theme the Admirals share.

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[[folder: Admiral Fujitora ("The Purple Tiger")]]
-->''"That this world's filth may go unseen... is one pleasure known to the blind."''
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Real name Isshou, Fujitora is one of the admirals who replaced Aokiji and Akainu after the time-skip.
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* AFatherToHisMen: Sort of - It's a weird relationship, considering that his men act as spotters for his DF's Area-destroying capabilities (think of it like Heavy Artillery), but he makes sure that they are out of his own immedeate combat zone and cares about their well-being more than you would expect a Akainu-promoted Admiral too.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Let's face it, when you're the only one sent to deal with a renegade Warlord who has shown himself to be one of the single strongest non-Emperor combatants in the entire series and who [[spoiler: very nearly killed Smoker and would have if Kuzan hadn't shown up just in time]], along with said Warlord's treacherous [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] former underling who happens to be a Warlord himself, you are this.
* {{Badass}}: He is on par with his other Admirals and able to kick ass with the best of them.
** HandicappedBadass: And he does it all while blind.
* BlindJustice: It seems to be his theme.
* BlindWeaponmaster: He is an expert fighter and blind.
* ColonyDrop: [[spoiler:Can apparently make giant meteors fall out of the sky '''at will'''!]]
* {{Conscription}}: How he entered the Marines during the time-skip, along with the third Admiral
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu:
** Evidently, he doesn't give a damn over whether or not [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] is a Warlord or an aristocrat (or even a World Noble). Issho's throwing ''meteors'' at him anyway.
** He likewise states right to his face [[spoiler: that he knows Doflamingo had forcefully taken over the Dressrosa kingdom from the Riku Family and that he plans to do something about it once the business with the Straw Hats is finished.]]
* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler: Doflamingo, as he wants to end the Shichibukai system but considers preventing Luffy from rampaging around Dressrosa to be more important, at least for now.]]
* GravityMaster: Appears to have some sort of control over it.
* HellIsThatNoise: Being blind, he relies upon his Observation haki and his hearing to get around and fight, which while it allows him to hear things such as Nami's thunder attacks from ''halfway across Dressrosa'', it also means he can't ''see'' the aftermath, which makes him vunerable to certain tricks [[spoiler: like Law using a Marine's heart to get one of Fujitora's subordinates to have a literal heart-attack, which immediatelly got Fujitora's attention because ''something'' just happened to his subordinates - which in turn allowed Law to "Room" out of Fujitora's relapsed "gravity" due to Fujitora's concentration being momentarily broken]].
* HeroAntagonist: There's nothing really villainous or evil about him; he just happens to oppose the protagonists by default just like Kuzan.
* HumbleHero: When being heckled by Doflamingo about his power, he admits he's still a rookie compared to the other admirals.
* MeleeATrois: He was locked into a three-way duel between himself, [[spoiler:Trafalgar Law and Donquixote Doflamingo.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Just like the rest of the admirals. He's based on Shintaro Katsu and his famous role as the blind samurai {{Zatoichi}}.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Drawn just as realistically as Akainu.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: So far, we've seen him blow a massive hole in the floor of a restaurant with what appeared to be a gravity well and [[spoiler: summoning a fucking '''meteor''' to flatten Law]]. Given that he's an [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Admiral]], it's kind of to be expected.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Fitting to his admiral name, he wears purple clothes under his marine coat.
* RamenSlurp: While [[spoiler: riding on a ship he's using his gravity powers to propell through the air, no less! And his reaction to Law redirecting one of his own meteor attacks back at him is to keep eating the noodles.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
** His reaction to finding that Dressrosa is full of New World Pirates and there's probably going to be a fight later? [[spoiler:Call in lots of medics for the inevitably wounded, and make sure to count how many civillians there are in Dressrosa so the Marines know who to protect and how many need that protection. He seems to have taken Kuzan's place as the resident example of this trope among the Admirals]].
** His dream that now he can pursue now that he is an Admiral? [[spoiler:Remove the Seven Warlords from their seats of power by ending the system]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: Potentially. He has outright stated that his desire to [[spoiler:disband the Seven Warlords of the Sea]], and remarks that there's no way to know how that will affect the BalanceOfPower until it's been done.
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[[folder:Admiral Ryokugyu ("The Green Bull")]]

The other new Admiral introduced after the timeskip. He/she is a enigmatic character yet to be physically introduced to the story, but he/she has already been referenced.
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* {{Conscription}}: Like Fujitora, he/she was one of the many conscripted by Akainu, and was strong enough to land himself/herself the Admiral position to replace the spots left by Akainu and Aokiji.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: We don't know much about this person yet, but given the theme the Admirals seem to be following, odds are good he/she will abide by this too.
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[[folder:(Former) Admiral Aokiji ("The Blue Pheasant")]]
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-->"''And remember this: I am not your friend... If you do anything, I'm the 'enemy' that will be the first to catch you.''"

->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Creator/JasonDouglas (EN, Funi), BobCarter (EN, Unlimited Adventure)

Real name Kuzan, Aokiji is one of the three Admirals, the strongest fighters in the Marines. Aokiji follows a form of justice that he calls "Lazy Justice", resulting in a very relaxed, almost self-assured attitude. When he first met the Straw Hats, he showed no intention to fight, calmly discussing things like their bounty increase and even making a pass at Nami, leading the group to initially wonder if he really was an Admiral or not. He ate the Chilly-Chilly Fruit (''Hie Hie no Mi''), a Logia with power over ice. Overall he's a pretty chill guy.

During the two years TimeSkip, [[spoiler:he battled Akainu for the rank of Fleet Admiral and lost, leading to him leaving the Marines.]]

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* AnIcePerson: The Chilly-Chilly Fruit allows him to turn into living ice.
** HarmlessFreezing: Averted. The dangers of him freezing you solid are mentioned and shown several times. One character even lost an arm because of this. On the other hand, [[spoiler:Buggy]] survives being frozen with no harm done to him.
** HumanPopsicle: A common application of his power.
** KillItWithIce: His standard method of attack.
** NighInvulnerable: Like all Logia powers. Though his ice can be shattered, doing so is little more than a brief inconvenience to him.
* [[spoiler:ArtificialLimbs: Lost his leg presumably during his duel with Akainu, but thankfully with his Logia power, he has an ice prosthetic.]]
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: A brief scene in the anime has him sitting atop a frozen version of one of these.
* {{Badass}}: This should really go without saying, but [[spoiler:Aokiji fought Akainu for over '''ten days.'''.]] '''''BAD. ASS.'''''
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: Sort of. He showed up on Punk Hazard in the nick of time to save Smoker from being killed by Doflamingo.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Being an Admiral, he's one of the World Government's "Ultimate Attack Forces". They are the ''strongest'' the WG has to offer. However, Aokiji himself is a very carefree and lazy person. He even upholds what he dubs as "Lazy Justice".
* CombatStilettos: At least during [[spoiler:the War of Marineford]]. One of the few warriors using them without being crossdressers in the series.
* CooldownHug: [[IncrediblyLamePun The coolest hugs you will ever get]]. [[KillItWithIce A bit]] ''[[KillItWithIce too]]'' [[KillItWithIce cool, unfortunately]]; [[HumanPopsicle just ask Robin and Luffy]].
* TheDrifter: a [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120207181223/onepiece/images/4/48/Kuzan_kid.jpg SBS reveals]] he spent his childhood as a vagrant. [[spoiler: After leaving the Marines, this is the life he returns to.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Rides a giant penguin to Punk Hazard.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While not exactly "evil" in the traditional sense, Kuzan was nonetheless a marine -- and one you wouldn't call soft. Yet he was outright disgusted when Akainu (then known as Vice-Admiral Sakazuki) blew up a ship of innocent evacuees on the off chance that ''one'' criminal managed to get on board. So much so that twenty years later, when the Fleet Admiral position opened up, he did whatever he could to ensure that Akainu did not become Fleet Admiral, despite originally having little interest in the position himself (Sengoku originally nominated Aokiji for the position; Akainu only became a candidate due to the support of several high-level government officials), to the point that the two had a ''death match'' just to fill the position. [[spoiler:Then when he lost, he was so adverse to serving under his rival that he ditched the Marines and gave up his position as an admiral.]]
* FictionalCounterpart: Of UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu. The lazy justice mentality is just one of MANY similarities.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Post-Time Skip, he wears a glove on only one hand [[spoiler: presumably to hide the burn scars covering it.]]
* HeroAntagonist: There's nothing really villainous or evil about him; he just happens to oppose the protagonists by default.
** [[spoiler: Post-Time Skip, he's dropped the Antagonist part.]]
* [[spoiler: HomelessHero: The timeskip hasn't treated him well after he left the Marines.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: His honor was the only reason he didn't capture the Straw Hats when he first met them, as he agreed to fight Luffy one-on-one and not harm Luffy's crew.
* LeanAndMean: He's tall, skinny, and serves as an antagonist. Just like his co-workers.
* LennonSpecs: He used to wear them back when he was a Vice-Admiral. After the timeskip, he wears them again.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: Aokiji's Ice-Ice fruit turns him into ice; it shatters when hit, but he can simply pull himself together like the [[TheTerminator T-1000]].
** He also threatens to do this to Robin. Fortunately, the others are both fast and gentle enough to get her out of the way.
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from the Momotaro legends.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance is based off of late Japanese actor Yusaku Matsuda.
* OhCrap: When Aokiji realizes that he [[RealityEnsues can't freeze Whitebeard's shockwave-based Tremor-Tremor powers]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Was already as high as a Vice Admiral 20 years ago, implying that he is at least in his mid-to-late forties, despite looking like he's around thirty. He also doesn't appear to age much between the attack on Ohara and the present story.
** He's ''49'' after the TimeSkip. That makes him only ''three'' years older than Crocodile, who looks way older than he does.
* OneManArmy: This is a guy who can freeze over a hundred miles of ocean without strain. Or nonchalantly stop a 300ft-tall Tsunami.
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Goes with being an Admiral.
** HeroKiller: While somewhat more reasonable than the other admirals, he is still one of the Marine's feared "Greatest Attack Force".
** PersonOfMassDestruction: He can start an ice age all by himself if he wanted to.
*** [[spoiler:To put it in perspective, his battle with Akainu changed Punk Hazard's weather permanently. His half is an entire frozen wasteland with frequent blizzards]].
* TheOtherDarrin: In the English dub of Unlimited Adventure, Aokiji was played by Bob Carter. In the actual series, he's played by Jason Douglas.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While he does follow orders, he also follows "lazy justice", only going after those who he deems a legitimate threat. When a line's been crossed, that's when he'll willing to disobey orders, and of the three Admirals, he represents the LawfulGood in tandem with Kizaru's LawfulNeutral and Akainu's LawfulEvil. It also seems that of the three, he values the lives of civilians more than they do.
* [[spoiler:ScarsAreForever: Has a few nasty burn scars from his duel with Akainu]]
* [[spoiler:ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Ditches the Marines after Akainu becomes Fleet Admiral.]]
* ShapingYourAttacks: "Ice Block: Partisan" (makes [[BladeOnAStick ranseurs out of ice]]) and "Pheasant Peck".
* SleepMask: Is generally seen wearing one, like as seen in the picture.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: His logia powers usually render the battlefield a Artic waste - He even turned the entire Marineford Bay into a giant ice rink on accident.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Averted. He can use his Devil Fruit powers to freeze the sea below him, giving him a '''massive''' advantage over other Devil Fruit users.
* SuperpowerLottery: Even among his colleagues in the Admirals, he stands out as a clear winner. In addition to the standard benefits of a [[ElementalShapeshifter Logia]] [[NighInvulnerable fruit]], his freezing power is unique in that it lets him harmlessly cross the open ocean - negating the one weakness all devil fruit users share.
** Not only can he do things like ride his bike from island to island, he can also prevent others from doing so by freezing the ocean. In a world of water where pretty much everyone travels by ship, ''entire armies'' are less effective than him.
*** There's only a handful of fruits that have any kind of advantage over his (and all of those '''''do''''' have SuperDrowningSkills): the [[PlayingWithFire Flame-Flame]], the [[MagmaMan Magma-Magma]], the [[SuperPowerLottery Tremor]]-[[UpToEleven Tremor]], and the [[PowerOfTheVoid Dark-Dark]] - and maybe the [[LightEmUp Glint-Glint]]. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Unfortunately for Kuzan, all of those fruits belong to some of the only people he would actually need to fight seriously against.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Carries out his orders as his morals interpret, even if it involves destroying an island of people.
** To be exact, he was only ordered to kill the ''scholars'' of said island, but this trope still counts, as he's genuinely well-intentioned.
* WildCard: [[spoiler: After having left the Marines and realizing just how truly corrupt the world is, government and marines, it becomes clear that Kuzan seems to be only looking after his friends.]]
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!Vice-Admirals

[[folder:(Former) Vice-Admiral Garp "The Fist"]]
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-->''"So what if I dropped you off a few cliffs, tossed you into the midnight jungle, and tied you to a balloon and set you to fly away...? '''It was to make you a stronger man!"'''''

->Voiced by: HiroshiNaka (JP), BrianMathis (EN, Funi)

Monkey D. Garp is a Marine famed for pursuing Gold Roger back during the olden days. He's also Ace and Luffy's grandfather ([[spoiler:adoptive in Ace's case]]) and, ironically enough, [[spoiler:the father of the world's most-wanted criminal, Dragon the Revolutionary]]. Garp is a cheerful, affable fellow, and is a friend of Sengoku and apparently Bartholomew Kuma as well. While he is happy that his grandchildren are making their way in life, he is also sorely disappointed in both of them for becoming pirates instead of Marines, in particular blaming Shanks for influencing Luffy in becoming a pirate. Garp was been offered promotions to Admiral several times, but refused them all.

After the battle at Marineford, he resigned from his position, but stayed in the Marines as an instructor, training and teaching younger Marines.
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: It became clear during the Marineford War that despite the fear Luffy has for his grandfather, he does indeed love him. [[spoiler:As Luffy was mere feet away from Ace, Garp stood in his way out of duty, stating that if Luffy wanted to get to Ace, he would have to kill him. Ultimately, Luffy told him he couldn't do it, but Garp forced his hand -- and then he falters, allowing Luffy to punch him and clear the way to Ace, showing that his love for his grandchildren outweighed his duty.]] In fact, Garp's reasoning for his harsh training is shown in a flashback, with this [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] line.
-->'''Garp''': You probably hate me for being so strict. But the reason I give you such hard training, and want you to become a Marine, is because I don't want you to go down the wrong path. That is my wish.
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Grandpa]]: PlayedForLaughs, with respect to the training of his grandchildren.
* AlmightyJanitor: Played with. Vice Admiral is no "Janitor", but you would think the guy who [[spoiler:rivaled the Pirate King Gold Roger]] would be at the top of the chain. Garp, however, is perfectly content with his current rank and has refused numerous promotions to Admiral, despite arguably being the strongest marine next to Sengoku (and perhaps even stronger than that).
** Fully played straight after the TimeSkip, where he becomes a marine instructor.
* BadassGrandpa: The man throws cannonballs like they're baseball pitches, for Christ's sake! He can throw them with more force than an actual cannon. Literal in this case too, seeing as he is Luffy's grandfather. [[spoiler: Him and [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]] are about the only two people who could fully deliver on a promise to kill Akainu. It took the entire Blackbeard crew to stop Whitebeard, and Garp had to be restrained by Sengoku.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: Wears the exact same suit as Sengoku back when Roger was still around. Makes sense, as they kicked ass as a team.
* BoisterousBruiser
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The crap he was able to get away with, including arguing with the Fleet Admiral (both 20 years prior and recently, the former when he's asked for ''a promotion'') and going wherever he wants to without his superior's permission, is balanced by his amazing service and legendary status among the Marines, as "Garp the Hero", who alongside Sengoku, in Kong's words, "carried the Marines on their backs". He is considered one of legendary figures during the era of Roger, having been the only one to corner him and battle as his equal. So that would give him a little lee-way amongst their ranks which he still holds even after retirement.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: This guy was offered a position as an ''[[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Admiral]]'' despite having [[BadassNormal no Devil Fruit powers]]. Every Admiral that we've seen has been a PersonOfMassDestruction with {{Story Breaker Power}}s. That is one ''hell'' of a Charles Atlas Superpower.
** When he was about to face Don Chinjao, he said that he ''crushed eight mountains in place of sandbags'' in preperation. ''Damn!''
* CloudCuckooLander
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: He's a legend of the Marines, while his son is [[spoiler:"The World's Most Wanted Man"]] and his grandsons are powerful pirates.
* CoolMask: Creator/EiichiroOda used the same design for Garp as he used for Luffy's unnamed grandfather in the ''[[OnePieceWanted Romance Dawn]]'' pilot stories, but didn't want readers to realize this too quickly. So he gave Garp a bulldog mask in his initial appearances. He wasn't revealed as Luffy's grandfather until Chapter 431 of the manga and Episode 313 of the anime.
* CoolOldGuy
* CurbStompBattle: During the Whitebeard War, he [[spoiler:''loses'' to Luffy. In one punch. Despite being the only person in the series who has ever genuinely scared Luffy. He obviously [[ILetYouWin took a dive]], though]].
* TheDreaded: He was this to pirates, and with good reason, as he is remarked to have cornered the Pirate King several times prior to the Golden Age of Piracy. He's also this to his grandchildren due to the TrainingFromHell he subjected them to during their HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears (relatively) early in the series as an officer who takes Coby and Helmeppo under his wing, though his face and importance are not revealed until hundreds of episodes later.
** He also appears (with a different backstory) in one of the ''Romance Dawn'' chapters, making his Early Bird Cameo arguably ''earlier than the series itself''.
* EpicFlail: It's the size of a Goddamn ''battleship''!
* GenerationXerox: Aside from his similarities with Luffy, Smoker's relationship with Luffy is extremely similar to the relationship Garp had with [[spoiler:Roger.]] While Smoker chases after Luffy because he was the first pirate to ever escape him, it becomes clear that Smoker can't find it in himself to ''hate'' Luffy -- an issue that also plagued Garp, as he was never able to hate [[spoiler:Roger. In fact, by the time of the Pirate King's execution, the two had pretty much become FireForgedFriends (even if Garp would never admit it), so much so that Roger entrusted Ace's safety to him.]]
* [[PapaWolf Grandpa Wolf]]: He would have killed [[spoiler:Akainu for killing Ace]] if Sengoku hadn't stopped him.
* HeavySleeper: Often spontaneously and without warning, which is where his grandchildren get it.
* HeroAntagonist: Well, he ''is'' "Garp the Hero". He could be a personal embodiment of the [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Straw Hat Pirates]]' relation with the [[ForGreatJustice Marines]].
* [[spoiler:ILetYouWin]]: [[spoiler:Against Luffy in Marineford. There's a reason why a guy titled "The Hero", who cornered and fought Gold Roger on many occasions, went down so easily. The reason? His grandchildren. Sengoku even realized what had happened: "You're some father yourself, Garp"]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: He looked [[MrFanservice remarkably hunky]] as a [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Garp?file=Garp_Young.png young Marine]], very much resembling a mixture of Ace and Luffy.
* LightningBruiser
* LukeIAmYourFather: Grandfather, actually, though he did deliver the more traditional version, too.
* OlderAndWiser: To Luffy.
* OptOut: He wishes to step down from his position in the Marines, after all that's happened in the Whitebeard War.
* ParentalHypocrisy: Garp is about to beat on Luffy when they both fall asleep. When Garp wakes up later, he then wails on Luffy for ''falling asleep'' despite having done so himself.
* ParentalSubstitute: He '''tries''' to be this for both Luffy and Ace. He doesn't succeed.
* ThePowerOfLove: He claims that he can punch through Luffy's rubber defenses because he uses a "[[ArmorPiercingSlap Fist of Love]]!"
* PunnyName: When his name is translated into Japanese, garp means ''koi''. Koi is a decorative fish, but in other context with different kanji it means love. Garpís signature attack Fist of Love (''Ai yaru Kobushi'') is a hidden reference to his name as it uses another word for love instead of koi.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Sengoku. Garp is the red oni, being HotBlooded and a RebelliousSpirit within the Marine ranks. Sengoku is the blue oni, being calculated and serious. The dynamic is upset somewhat when Sengoku gets impatient with Garp's family, yet Garp always brushes him off with a laugh.
* RefugeInAudacity: Can brag about the achievements of his criminal grandson in front of Sengoku, and the only punishment he gets is Sengoku [[RuleOfFunny stealing and eating his crackers]].
** Subverted at the end of the Water 7 arc. He made an official report that he let Luffy go because he's his grandson. Predictably, Sengoku pulled rank and sent him back to do the job properly.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Seems to feel that throwing a child into a bottomless ravine, among other things, was an appropriate way to train him to be a strong Marine. Luffy's endless will to live has been attributed to this training, though.
** He then realized that his endless amount of time away from home was not working towards his goal of making Luffy a marine, so he left him with a friend and her underlings to raise into being a marine. Said friend was a mountain bandit. He was asking for it, really.
* TheSlowWalk: In the anime [[spoiler:Once Akainu kills Ace]] he is seen walking towards the Admiral with a preaty brutal snarl in his face, all too willing to rip Akainu apart. He would gladly have done so as well, but Sengoku stopped him
* TheCoatsAreOff: Does this sometimes during his LetsGetDangerous momemts, such as chasing the Straw Hats, or fighting alongside Sengoku against Shiki. See above to see the type of wear he had.
* ThereWasADoor: InvokedTrope. He reveals himself to the Straw Hats on Water 7 by punching through a wall explicitly because it [[RuleOfCool looked cool]]. He was nice enough to repair it afterward, though.
* TrainingFromHell: Which is why Luffy's so afraid of him. Comes in handy, though, as it turned Coby and Helmeppo from wimps to [[MemeticMutation MEN OF DESTINY]]!
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Played straight and subverted. He laments the choices his grandsons made in life, having wished they would become strong Marines. However, this is not out of disappointment, but because he never wanted to be put in the position of having to arrest and potentially execute them. Regardless of their behavior, he has always been proud of them, and expresses this sentiment aloud -- in front of Sengoku, no less.
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler:He was this to Gold Roger. So much so that Roger, knowing he would soon die, entrusted Garp with the life of his unborn child, Ace.]]
* ZeroEffortBoss: At Marineford, to Luffy.
** Of course, the fact that Luffy is his grandson (and that Ace, who Luffy was trying to rescue, was his adoptive grandson) [[ILetYouWin may have had something to do with it.]]
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Tsuru "The Great Tactician"]]
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->Voiced by: MinoriMatsushima (JP)

Vice-Admiral Tsuru is a Marine known from the era of Gold Roger, that is famed for her brilliant tactical mind. She's rather soft-spoken and doesn't say much these days, but she continues to have a uniquely special importance in the Marines, besides Garp and Sengoku. She's rather considerate to the pain of her colleagues, as shown during Ace's execution, she told Garp that he's not to blame as Sengoku began a speech to reveal [[spoiler:that Ace is Gold Roger's son]]. [[spoiler:She ate the Clean-Clean Fruit (''Woshu Woshu no Mi''), which grants her the ability to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin literally hang people to dry if they have a certain amount of evil in them]]]].
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* IWasQuiteALooker: ''[[http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130706054951/onepiece/images/9/95/Tsuru_Young_Marine_Film_Z.png This]]'' is her way back when she was just a {{Mook}}.
* KidWithTheLeash: She seems the only one who can order Doflamingo around and be obeyed without fault.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Or you might find yourself [[spoiler:"[[IncrediblyLamePun hung to dry]]"]].
* StayInTheKitchen: Averted. One of her Marine colleagues warns her to stay back, but she notes that if the Marines fail, there won't be anywhere safe in the world.
** Though considering the other female Marines present at the war, it seems likely that the sentiment was due more to age or her importance to the Marines than her gender.
* ThemeNaming: Tsuru is Japanese for "crane".
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Momonga]]
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-->'''Boa Hancock''': ''"Your crew is down to one."''
-->'''Momonga''': ''"One is not the same as none."''

->Voiced by: ShinichiroOta (JP)

A marine Vice Admiral who's the go-to [[FourStarBadass Vice Admiral]] of the series. He's been an HQ marine since the days of [[WorldsStrongestMan Roger]]. He's also a stand out among the high ranking marines in that he seems to care about his crew. He can also use ''Rokushiki''.
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* {{Badass}}: Yup. He killed a Sea King by cutting it open from the inside and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking without dirtying his suit]]. He later goes on to threaten [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Boa Hancock]] [[OneManArmy after she defeats his entire crew]], and [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp Luffy]] (although given his rank it was to be expected).
** BadassMustache
** BadassCrew: From what we've seen, his own crew isn't this... but when he arrived with four other Vice Admirals the [[OhCrap look on everyone's face said it all]].
* DoubleJump / FlashStep: Knows the Rokushiki skills ''Geppo'' and ''Soru''; [[CurbstompBattle using them to great effect]] against Luffy.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* OnlySaneMan: The only one on his entire ship that actually keeps a level head around Hancock.
* SurroundedByIdiots
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Vergo "The Demon Bamboo"]]
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-->"''Correct yourself, it's Vergo-san to you.''"

->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP)

A marine vice admiral and head of G-5, [[spoiler:secretly working for Joker, aka Donquixote Doflamingo.]] He has the ability to change the density of himself and objects in his possession, using Armament Haki. He's a Rokushiki user as well, being shown so far to be able to use Geppo and Shigan.
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* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:He ''curbstomped a Warlord of the Sea''!]]
** [[spoiler:Albeit only because [[WorfHadTheFlu he had Law's heart]]. [[CurbStompBattle Once Law got it back...]]]]
** [[spoiler:In chapter 681, in a fight with Sanji, he manages to ''fracture Sanji's leg bone''. Keep in mind that before the time skip, Sanji managed to kick ''Oars'' back up to standing position after he fell down.]]
* BadassBeard: [[spoiler:[[BeardOfEvil ... Of Evil]].]]
* [[spoiler:BaitTheDog: In universe example, to his own men and Tashigi.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: [[spoiler:He is this to G-5 after his status of mole is revealed]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Yeah, he's kind of a weird guy and has some bizarre quirks. He's also very, very good at what he does, [[spoiler:ESPECIALLY when he's on someone else's payroll.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mild example, but he doesn't realize he has food stuck to his face until it's pointed out to him.
** A better example: He claimed to [[spoiler:Caesar Clown]] that he was enjoying coffee and cookies while waiting for his return, only to be reminded that there had never been cookies to begin with.
** He starts looking for his sword to deal with the intruders, only to be reminded that 1) He never brought a sword, and 2) He's not even a swordsman.
** He told [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] that he would kill Law and take pictures of his corpse with the camera he brought. [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] reminds him that he didn't bring a camera. Vergo confirms and says he'll take an ear instead.
* [[spoiler:CoDragons: Chapter 732 lists him as a "super executive," essentially having the same rank as Pica, Diamante, and Trebol.]]
* CoolShades
* [[spoiler:CurbStompBattle: Delivered one to Law years ago that was so severe it traumatized him. He's able to do it again due to Law being weakened by not having a heart. Once Law gets it back, he's able to use two years of training to repay the favor]].
* [[spoiler:DeathOfAThousandCuts: What followed after Law cut him in half. He sliced up the rest of his body parts and left him hanging helplessly on a railing.]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCop]]
* DoubleJump: He can use ''Geppo''.
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]
* FatherToHisMen: His patience with G-5 is the stuff of legends - even they respect him for being so kind to them. [[spoiler: Too bad it was just a facade.]]
* FingerGun: He can use ''Shigan''.
* [[spoiler:HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Law is really fond of this, it seems.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Knocks Law out using super-tough bamboo stick. True, bamboo sticks are pretty hard in even real life and he DID make it harder with his powers, but you'd think he'd use something a bit more practical. And then he uses it as a [[BlowGun blowgun]].
* InsistentTerminology: [[spoiler:Toward Law who wants him to call him Vergo-''san'' (Mr. Vergo in the English translation) and gets more annoyed when he doesn't. Ironically the one time Law does is when he cuts Vergo in half.]]
* JabbaTableManners: Implied. At the very least, whenever he eats, he leaves food on his face. That thing on his cheek? It's a leftover hamburger. Some citizens even remember him having french fries stuck to his cheek instead.
** He can't even drink tea right as he later has a tea bag on his face while having lunch.
* KiAttacks: He can use Armament Haki to increase his density and the density of objects, prompting one of his opponents to say his body is a 'mass of iron'.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Doflamingo confirmed his death in chapter 698.]]
* LightningBruiser
* MadeOfIron: See KiAttacks above.
* [[spoiler: TheMole]]
** [[spoiler: MoleInCharge: He's the head of G-5.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningful: Vergo is amazingly ripped underneath that overcoat of his, [[spoiler: and he can imbue his ENTIRE BODY with his ridiculously strong Haki.]]
* [[spoiler: NoNonsenseNemesis: For all his quirks, Vergo doesn't play around when he goes to work. Going straight for the kill and even then he never smirks or gloats. It's all business to him.]]
* [[PunnyName Punny Nickname]]: His nickname, "Kichiku", is written with the kanji for "Demon Bamboo", and is an homophone for "Brute" (written with a slightly different kanji).
* PoliceBrutality: One of the other translations for his title (due to the pun nature of it) is 'The Brute'. [[spoiler: Considering how badly he trounces Law, he definitely lives up to that title.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Initially mistranslated on some English manga sites as "Welgo".
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Hamburgers, as evidenced by the giant (almost whole) piece of leftover hamburger on his chin in his first appearance. When someone (inevitably) notices, he admits that they're his favorite.
* [[spoiler:UndyingLoyalty: He seems to be very loyal to Doflamingo, something the latter surprisingly acknowledges. Apparently, Vergo has been at Doflamingo's side longer than anyone else, and Doflamingo seemed to appreciate it enough to commend him for it, and deeply regretted his death.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainWithGoodPublicity]]: [[spoiler: The citizens on the island G-5 is located all look up to him after he saved the town from pirates. The same citizens that have had their children stolen and are marked as lost in a shipwreck by him]].
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Smoker "The White Hunter"]]
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-->"''You think you're dealing with run-of-the-mill pirates and then they do something extraordinary. Well, on these seas, it's either shape up or ship out. Grow strong or perish. Whose idea was it to come here anyway?''"

->Voiced by: GinzoMatsuo (JP, episodes 48-79), MahitoOba (JP, episodes 94+), ScottieRay (EN, 4Kids), GregDulci (EN, Funi)

Smoker is a tough Marine, who, when first introduced, was tasked with catching pirates that visited Loguetown before sailing for the Grand Line. After Luffy evades him (with some help), Smoker decides to leave Loguetown to pursue the Straw Hats. Unlike many other Marines in ''One Piece'', Smoker does not follow the rule of Absolute Justice and follows his own brand of justice, which he later preaches to Tashigi. Smoker's view on justice also allows the Straw Hats to remain free even being pirates during the Alabasta arc, warning Luffy that as a Marine, next time, he will have to try and capture him. He doesn't care for those who make too much noise around him, claiming that it disrupts his pace. He ate the Smoke-Smoke/Plume-Plume Fruit (''Moku Moku no Mi''), a Logia-type allowing him to turn into smoke.

Despite his stern, businesslike manner, he does seem to have a soft side. In Loguetown, when a little girl bumped into him and dropped her ice cream on his trousers, he takes it in good heart, even giving her money to buy a new cone with more ice cream. He also shows respect and even protective kindness to his subordinate, Tashigi, as well as letting Luffy go after Zoro was ordered to save Smoker from drowning.

During the time skip, he achieved the rank of Vice-Admiral, two ranks above his previous position of Commodore, and is still Tashigi's superior as she runs G-5.
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* AlmightyJanitor: It's heavily implied that Smoker's CowboyCop tendencies are the main reason why he had the rank he had at that beginning of the series, despite being a massively skilled combatant with logia powers. He was ''extremely'' under-ranked, even compared to a captain from Marine HQ. Even his promotion to commodore is still somewhat under-ranking. It was finally subverted after the TimeSkip when he became a Vice-Admiral, a rank that accurately assesses his abilities.
* AntiVillain [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV]]/HeroAntagonist: See ReasonableAuthorityFigure, SympatheticInspectorAntagonist and InspectorJavert.
* [[spoiler: AndShowItToYou / BeatStillMyHeart: By courtesy of Trafalgar Law. Ouch.]]
* {{Badass}}: So badass he can openly defy orders and jurisdiction and get away with it, albeit only because he has a few higher-ups covering for him.
** [[spoiler: He can also fight like it was nothing [[FreakyFridayFlip while in Tashigi's body]], which is explicitly weaker than his. He still managed to startle a post-TimeSkip Luffy a bit]].
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBiker: It spouts smoke and can cross the ocean!
*** And it runs on ''him!''
** BadassLongcoat: Adds this on top of his regular jacket post-TimeSkip.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: The 4Kids dub renamed him "Chaser" and removed his cigars.
* CombatPragmatist: Fights with Seastones infused in his weapons, which is essentially Kryptonite to anyone who's eaten the Devil Fruit.
** [[spoiler:Despite being trapped in a weaker body than his own and thus unable to use his smoke-powers, he has no trouble whatsoever to keep fighting like nothing important happened.]]
* CoolShades: Post-Timeskip. Dude, quit hogging the BadAss.
* CowboyCop
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Post-timeskip, he parked his ship off the most dangerous of the three islands in the New World closest to Fishman Island, reasoning that Luffy would undoubtedly pick it. Had it not been for a timely distress call, he would have been right.
** [[spoiler:He also reasoned that something must be off on the island simply because the amount of gas still lurking around was too great for it still being remnants of the accident 4 years ago and quickly figured out that Ceasar Clown must be behind it.]]
* TheDreaded: Smoker has become every bit as infamous as Luffy has (to pirates, at least), and with good reason: Luffy has never actually beaten him (though he could now, but it would be extremely close), [[spoiler:he almost beat Trafalgar Law, a ''Warlord of the Sea'', who really only won because he had haki of his own, and, as of the time of this writing, is currently handing Vice-Admiral Vergo his ass.]]
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Smoker's devil fruit abilities gives him a distinct advantage over most others, and even allowed him to fight [[PlayingWithFire Ace]] to a stand still. [[note]]Their powers cancelled each other's out.[[/note]] [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law is the first person to ever have a distinct advantage against Smoker in a fight, and even this is only due to having Haki of his own.]]
* EnemyMine: During Alabasta, he and Tashigi ultimately refused to arrest the Straw Hats due to the situation involving the country (and because Luffy ordered Zoro to save Smoker's life), and they eventually ended up ''helping'' them. [[spoiler:Ironically enough, during the Punk Hazard arc, he's stuck in this situation ''again'' with Luffy, and with current Warlord of the Sea Trafalgar Law along for the ride as well. He seemed rather pissed off about it, but considering him, it was to be expected.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: See PetTheDog, as proof that he's not a corrupt or over-zealous Marine.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Smoker carries what is basically a quarter-staff-sized blunt sword with Devil-Fruit-Kryptonite mounted on the tip of it. The reason it's only at the tip is so that Smoker can hold the thing and still use his own Devil Fruit powers.
* FacePalm: He is seen doing one at the end of chapter 697 when [[spoiler:the G-5 Marines admit, with tears in their eyes, they love the Straw Hats for helping save the children and all they went through together.]]
* AFatherToHisMen: [[spoiler:The fact that he went against Doflamingo, despite obviously knowing that he stood no chance attests to this as it was to protect his men. Said men even begged Doflamingo to spare his life, as he would be the only one to take care of "riff raff" like them]]. Smoker may be harsh, but he cares more than he is willing to admit, and it shows.
* [[spoiler:FreakyFridayFlip: With ''Tashigi'' in chapter 663, courtesy of Law's DF powers.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: Has a huge soft spot for children, as seen on his very first appearance.
* HonorBeforeReason: He openly insults his superiors when they try to give him credit for saving Alabasta rather than admitting it took a group of pirates to fix things. Earlier on, he also gives Luffy a slight reprieve in exchange for Luffy saving his life.
* HyperAwareness: When stuck in Rainbase, he was able to identify which gator ate the key by remembering exactly what its growl sounded like.
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler: In the latter half of the fight against Vergo, he purposely lets himself get trounced, largely as a distraction so Law can regain his heart (Vergo even noticed something was off about his fighting style as he was making himself a bigger target by turning into smoke). Before then though, Smoker was beating the stuffing out of him.]]
* InspectorJavert / SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Really, it matters on your perspective. Sure, he may be chasing after Luffy, who obviously isn't evil, but that is justified by Luffy being a pirate, and a rather chaotic one at that. It also helps that unlike most marines in the series, he isn't a complete and utter dick, he clearly cares about civilians a lot more than they do, and is extremely protective of the subordinates under him.
** GenerationXerox: Smoker's current relationship with Luffy is extremely similar to the one that [[spoiler:Luffy's grandfather, Garp "The Hero," had with the previous Pirate King, Gold Roger. Surprisingly (or rather unsurprisingly, seeing as how Luffy and Smoker's relationship has been leading towards this as well), the two ended up becoming FireForgedFriends, and Roger trusted Garp as much as he did his own crew. Garp, though unwilling to admit this, proved him right by taking in his son, Ace, as his adoptive grandson in order to protect him from the World Government and the Marines]].
* ItsPersonal: Let's just say he took [[spoiler: Vergo's betrayal of the Marines]] rather badly.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Smoker can be harsh at times, but there's no denying that he cares.
* KiAttacks: Now that he's a Vice-Admiral, he can use Haki. Like Luffy, he can use Armament Haki to harden his fists making it look like it turned into iron.
* KnightInSourArmor
* MedalOfDishonor: Smoker is ''furious'' at his promotion given for Alabasta's salvation when it is the Straw Hat Pirates who were the country's saviors; his participation in it was negligible at best compared to even Tashigi. The Government was basically cornered at this point; either cover up the truth with this sham of a medal, or openly admit that ''pirates'' saved a country from one of their own rogue privateers, so what do they do? They give the credit to the highest-ranked marine closest there, who just so happens to be far stronger than his current rank and is just getting a more accurate one.
* MrExposition: Whenever he is around, he's the one to inform the reader of until-then unknown information, [[spoiler:most recently by anticipating the involvement of Caesar Clown in the events on Punk Hazard.]]
* MrFanservice: A [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] badass that [[SmokingIsCool constantly smokes]] with [[SilverFox white hair]] and is [[PapaWolf super protective of his subordinates]]? [[SarcasmMode No idea why he'd be popular]].
** [[spoiler: Turns into MsFanservice when he gets switched into Tashigi's body and still decides to [[AbsoluteCleavage keep an open shirt]]. Naturally, Tashigi wasn't too thrilled about this. [[AllThereInTheManual He even tored her bra off]].]]
* NighInvulnerable: Like all Logia Devil Fruits, he is difficult to injure. In Smokey's case, he's MadeOfAir.
* NoShirtLongJacket
* OutOfFocus: Deliberately for the first half of the Grand Line and the manga after the Alabasta arc. Smoker's logia abilities meant that Luffy didn't stand a chance in hell at beating him since he had no idea about haki at the time. [[spoiler:Since that's no longer a problem, he and Tashigi are bound to get their roles expanded.]]
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:Orders Tashigi and his men to keep away from Law, knowing full well that they don't stand a chance against him and looks close to shedding a tear for the men that got blown up on the ship.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 684 can attest to that as well, as Smoker lays a beat down on Vergo.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Strangely, Smoker is the only canonical Logia user who subverts this. He has the least destructive Logia power in the entire series. It's great for catching pirates, though.
* PetTheDog: We know he's not such a bad guy after he buys ice cream for a little girl who accidentally spilled her original cone on his pants, and even gives her enough to pay for a larger scoop.
** Well to be fair, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny his pants did eat her ice cream.]]
* RankUp: Went from Captain to Commodore, much to his ire. He got over it eventually (perhaps due to the fact that the rank was more accurate concerning his strength level) and used the perks the new rank entailed to go chasing after the Straw Hats. After the TimeSkip, he became a Vice-Admiral.
* RatedMForManly
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the very few Marines who isn't either incompetent or a sociopathic, [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] asshole.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Including "White Vine" and "White Snake".
* SmokingIsCool: Often seen chomping on two cigars at once. In the 4kids dub, this was edited to display him breathing smoke, instead.
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks: Smoker's obsession with capturing Luffy in the New World is what lead to his appearance in Punk Hazard. More specifically, Law taking his heart is what allowed him to trick Caesar into taking back Monet's heart, an act that would prevent her from blowing up Punk Hazard to stop the protagonists, via her death from the unknowing Caesar stabbing her heart (which he thought was Smoker's).]]
* SuperDrowningSkills: Would've met his end at Rainbase if Luffy hadn't told Zoro to save him.
* SuperSmoke
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: ''Really'' hates the idea of working with [[spoiler: Luffy and Law to form a counter-attack to Caesar Clown]].
* TheRival: You can argue this concerning his relationship with Luffy. However, it isn't so much as competing as it is Luffy running away trying not to get caught by him.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He wears a jacket, but leaves it constantly open. It leads to a bit of awkwardness when [[spoiler: he [[FreakyFridayFlip ends up in Tashigi's body]] and decides to keep the look.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: Smoker was literally the third strongest character in the East Blue Saga, after Mihawk and Dragon. He was the first person in the entire series to hand Luffy his ass, which was to be expected considering that he was a logia and Luffy had no idea what Haki was at the time. He was also far stronger than his original rank implied, and his strength made the Straw Hats wary when they had to face over a hundred of the same rank in the Enies Lobby arc.
* WhereItAllBegan: Smoker's SternChase after Luffy was a combination of this and GoOutWithASmile. He noted Luffy's similarities to Roger, down to the smile at death, and was the first person to realize that Luffy would become a major threat. The anime expands on this by showing that as a child Smoker saw Roger's execution, and after seeing the similarities in Luffy's own near-death experience, most likely came to the realization that if Luffy left Loguetown, he would undoubtedly become the Pirate King.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: He's actually a subversion. While Smoker is an antagonist, he does ''not'' have a black heart. See PetTheDog for more.
* WildCard: Apparently, over the TimeSkip he earned infamy as the marines' "stray dog". Considering his personality and past actions, it doesn't take an idiot to figure out that his rebellious nature hasn't changed in the least.
* TheWorfEffect: Gets this quite a bit.
** After nearly capturing Luffy, he was easily blown away by the powers of the newly introduced Monkey D. Dragon.
** After defeating Luffy again at Marineford, was beaten down by Hancock to demonstrate her usage of Haki.
** Was defeated, and has his heart removed by Law.
** Was beaten to near death by [[spoiler: Vergo]] who was holding back.
** Was [[spoiler:''easily'' defeated and almost killed by Doflamingo]].
*** To be fair, [[spoiler:Doflamingo was ''beyond'' pissed about having just been set up and was ready to kill just about anyone who so much as looked at him funny, so it's entirely conceivable that Smoker got punked the way he did because he wasn't fully prepared to deal with a homicidally-enraged Doflamingo with nothing to lose.]]
*** WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:You also have to account for the fact that Smoker had just gotten out of a particularly brutal fight with Vergo, in which the two were evenly matched. Meaning that Smoker was barely at half his usual strength ''at best'' when he was facing Doflamingo.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He's actually managed to beat Luffy [[CurbStompBattle handedly]] in each of their fights (if only because of his Logia powers though, Luffy can't exactly fight what he can't hit), but despite that, he has a certain level of respect for Luffy because he's the one pirate who's always managed to escape from him. This is to the point that even when Ace, one of the most infamous pirates and Whitebeard commander is in front of him, he opts to chase Luffy.
** In fact, Smoker's decision to leave his post to chase Luffy was in itself an acknowledgement of Luffy's WorthyOpponent status, as it serves as one of the first real endorsements after Shanks that Luffy has the potential to be the Pirate King.
** Not to mention that Luffy has saved his life before.
** Luffy seems to feel the same. When he met Smoker after the TimeSkip, [[spoiler:currently stuck in Tashigi's body,]] he wanted to postpone their fight until Smoker was back to full strength. Smoker was rather annoyed.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vice-Admiral Maynard "The Pursuer"]]

-> Voiced by: N/A

AKA "Capman". He infiltrates Dresserosa as one of the gladiator competitors in the Coliseum. After identifying many big-names among the New World pirates, he discusses it with his fellow marines.
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* {{Badass}}: He dealt with a pirate with 67 million bounty without effort. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, that didn't save him from said pirate's boss]].
** BadassCape
* CoolShades
* HeroicBuild
* MeaningfulName: He's named after the real-life Royal Admiral John Maynard, who killed the real Blackbeard.
* NiceHat
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: Gets KO'd offscreen (before his match up no less) by Bartholomeo, after his trouncing of his subordinate]].
[[/folder]]

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!Captains and other high-ranked Marines

[[folder: Commodore Brannew]]
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-->Voiced by: Shinichi Yamada (JP), JohnSwasey (EN)

A marine based in Marine Headquarters who issues the bounties to criminals and give briefings to the high-ranking Marines at HQ.
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* AllThereInTheManual: His name was first revealed in a databook.
* AsYouKnow: His job is to basically do this. Justifies as he's debriefing high-ranking marines of the situation.
** And later lampshaded by Sakazuki, who says, "I already know that, Brannew!"
* CoolShades
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
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[[folder:Captain Hina "The Black Cage"]]
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-->"''Hina mad.''"

->Voiced by: TomokoNaka (JP), KathleenDelaney (EN, 4Kids), JenniferSeman (EN, Funi)

Another marine captain who has is a close friend of Smoker from their training days and is the object of Jango and Fullbody's affections. She is quite competent at restraining criminals due to her Bind-Bind/Cage-Cage Fruit (''Ori Ori no Mi'') powers, which allow her to create iron shackles.
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* ActionGirl: Able to take down Okama Kenpo master Bon Clay with ease.
* ByTheBookCop: To Smoker's CowboyCop, and noted to be a major reason why Smoker's been able to get away with so much without getting fired.
* CoolShades: Wore a pair at Marineford.
* CleavageWindow: If Film Z is anything to go by, [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Hina?file=Hina_Film_Z_Outfit.png Timeskip Hina]] is starting to pull one off.
* ExtraOreDinary: Her DF lets her create '''iron''' shackles through various ways.
* LadyDrunk: If one of [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/a/a2/Ch586.jpg this cover page]] is to be believed.
* LadyOfWar
* RoseHairedGirl
* SmokingIsCool
* ThirdPersonPerson: She has a habit of talking like this.
* {{Tsundere}}
* YouNoTakeCandle: Has a habit of doing this when addressing herself.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Science Captain Sentoumaru]]
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-->"''He's late. The battleship should've already arrived. Strange... why haven't you contacted me, Uncle Kizaru? If we don't hurry... all of the rookies are going to be wiped out!''"

->Voiced by: KazueIkura (JP)

Captain of the Marines' Science Unit, personal bodyguard of the brilliant Dr. Vegapunk, and now a fully fledged member of the Marines. "Broadaxe" Sentoumaru rarely uses his [[AnAxeToGrind epynomous weapon]], though when he does it means he's either [[LetsGetDangerous fighting seriously]] or [[BerserkButton just pissed off]]. He claims that he has the "[[StoneWall strongest defense in the world]]", and his mastery of Armaments Haki serves to back up that claim.

He refers to Kizaru as "uncle" (in this connotation, it's like referring to him as a Mafia boss), as he is the Admiral that he is most affiliated with. He initially had a great deal of respect to Kuma, what with him being the test dummy for building the Pacifista, but after the incident at Sabaody, his trust in him has weakened greatly and he refers to him in a derogatory manner, despite Kuma having [[spoiler:lost his free will during his conversion to a Pacifista]]. He claims that he has nothing against pirates, but will still stop at nothing to crush them if that's what his higher ups command.
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* {{Acrofatic}}
* AlmightyJanitor: Pre Time-Skip, he was able to Curb Stomp Luffy ala the same style Mihawk did to Zoro. And he didn't even have a rank back then to hammer the fact.
* AnAxeToGrind: His weapon of choice, though he rarely uses it unless he feels the need to.
* {{Badass}}: Able to curb-stomp the main character in a manner that two Warlords and Vice-Admiral Garp were able to? Check.
** BadassLongcoat: Gets one reserved for high ranked Marines post Time-Skip.
* CrossDressingVoices
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: A running gag with with him.
* KiAttacks: Can use Haki to hurt Devil Fruit users, and can do so without actually landing a hit.
* LightningBruiser: Despite having the body build of a sumo wrestler, he's quite fast on his feet, being able to catch up with [[spoiler:a running Luffy]] during their first clash.
* MeaningfulName: His name is a reference to Momotaro, in whose tale the dog, pheasant and monkey appear (Akainu, Aokiji and Kizaru).
* NothingPersonal: Says to Luffy that he hasn't anything against pirates, but will follow orders as a Marine.
* OddNameOut: For some weird reason, he's possibly the only character in the whole series whose name is fully written with kanji. Every other character, even those with Japanese names like Sengoku have their name written in katakana.
* WolfpackBoss: He never shows up to a fight without a Pacifista or two on hand.
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Luffy to be this, as seen when he bashes the fake Luffy's skull in for using his name in vain.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Captain Tashigi]]
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->"''Why donít you kill me? Is it because I am a woman? In a real fight, there is no man or woman. If you donít fight with your real power, that will be the most shameful thing. You will never understand my feeling to be born as a woman. I didnít become a swordman just for fun!''"

->Voiced by: JunkoNoda (JP), PriscillaEverett (EN, 4Kids), Creator/MonicaRial (EN, Funi)

Tashigi was first introduced when the Straw Hat Pirates docked in Loguetown, where she was stationed. Smoker, her superior officer, seems to regard her as a protege; the two work very well together. While adept at sword fighting, she is unusually [[{{Dojikko}} clumsy]], which tends to get on Smoker's nerves. She is also [[{{Otaku}} very well-versed in katana]], knowing their names and origins. Zoro often feels highly uncomfortable around her due to her striking resemblence to his late friend Kuina, who she fights like and even shares philosophies with.

Like Smoker, Tashigi has her own view of "Justice" which differs from the Marines' own definition, and will fight for what she sees as the right thing to do. Tashigi's stated goal is to remove all Meido, a class of famous swords, from the hands of those who would use them for their own selfish ends.

During the TimeSkip, she TookALevelInBadass and achieved the rank of Captain, which means she received five promotions in the span of two years and now runs G-5 along with Smoker. She's also revealed to be a user of Haki.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Normally, she keeps her shirt buttoned. [[spoiler:When [[FreakyFridayFlip body-swapped]] with Smoker, however, he decided to keep his [[WalkingShirtlessScene open-shirt look]] while in her body. She was not amused.]]
* [[spoiler:AintTooProudToBeg]]: [[spoiler:After she gets her original body back in chapter 677, she begs Law to free her and Smoker. Smoker is disgusted by the very idea of pleading for mercy from a pirate, but Tashigi points out that it's not just their lives on the line, but that of their subordinates and the children experimented on by Caesar Clown, and they must put aside their pride in such a situation]].
* ArtEvolution: Like Shanks her design has changed a lot in the Whitebeard War Saga, to the point that many did not recognize her right away.
* BadassAdorable: Especially post TimeSkip.
* BlindWithoutEm: A running gag is that she's so near-sighted that without her glasses she will often speak to random people, thinking that they're Smoker.
* BreakTheCutie: She apparently didn't take the things she learned at Alabasta very well, considering we haven't seen her smile once since then. This is kind of heartbreaking considering she was used to be such a cheerful, if naive, person.
** [[spoiler: She did briefly smile while fighting Luffy...in Smoker's body]].
** KickTheDog: [[spoiler: And then Law decides to put the icing on the cake. When she loses to him (and gets cut in half), Law taunts her on being too weak.]]
** In chapter 696, [[spoiler: she's ''finally'' seen smiling again, during the huge party everyone had to celebrate their victory. Not only that, but she's ''laughing'' in the next chapter, when her men say they might grow to love the Straw Hats]].
* BullyingADragon: She has a bad habit of picking fights she can't win. This isn't caused by overestimation of her own abilities so much as her PluckyGirl tendencies (see below) and her bad habit of losing her head/ability to assess risk when excited by the prospect of a fight. Additionally, her stated goal is to remove all the Meitou from those who'd misuse them for selfish aims. Considering the theme of "conviction is strength" in ''One Piece'', her doing this is actually very consistent with the show.
** Not so much bullying as trying to provoke, but counts regardless. During the Battle of Marineford she spots Vista of the Flowered Sword, a division commander in the Whitebeard Pirates who can hold his own against '''Mihawk'''. She decides to try and fight him. She couldn't beat Zoro when he was holding back, and Vista is a New World pirate. Fortunately, events conspire to keep her from trying.
** Then she went and attacked [[spoiler:Trafalgar Law, the guy whose powers pretty much make swordsmen TooDumbToLive if they dare approach him. She got bisected for her trouble, though Law's powers make that fate nothing more than a temporary annoyance.]]
** One would also question why she attacked [[spoiler:''Luffy'' who is undoubtedly stronger and has probably learned Haki, while she's stuck in a body ''she barely knows how to use''. Tashigi's starting to make a habit out of this.]]
** She attacks and manages to cut [[spoiler:Monet, a Logia user, which almost averts this trope. Unfortunately, that was a lucky shot while Monet was distracted, and in a fair fight Monet has the clear upper hand. She does strike Monet down, but only when Zoro had drawn Monet's attention and seriously damaged her resolve.]]
* CuteClumsyGirl: When she's not sword fighting, she's pretty absent-minded.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Zoro accuses her of this, but it's clear that he wasn't so rational at the time. Unresolved grief can do that to an otherwise stable guy.
* TheDitz: Seriously, wear your glasses, [[WhatAnIdiot idiot!]]
* {{Dojikko}}: When katana are involved... yikes.
* [[spoiler: EnemyMine: With Zoro in Chapter 686, against Monet.]]
* [[spoiler: FlashStep: Post-TimeSkip, she's now learned how to use Soru.]]
* FlowerMotifs: On her shirt.
* [[spoiler: FreakyFridayFlip: With ''Smoker'' in Chapter 663, courtesy of Law's DF powers]].
* [[spoiler: [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Woman She Used To Be]]: In Chapter 661, when Trafalgar Law cut her in half with his powers. Since this isn't fatal or permanent, she gets put back together a few chapters later.]]
* [[spoiler: HowDoIShotWeb: When she [[FreakyFridayFlip ends up in Smoker's body]], she has some difficulty making use of his Devil Fruit powers.]]
* IdenticalStranger: To Kuina, resulting in Zoro preferring to run away from her rather than fight.
* InspectorJavert: Along with Smoker.
* {{Irony}}: When she lay defeated by Miss All-Sunday (Nico Robin), Crocodile arrived, [[KickTheDog stopping by]] to [[IShallTauntYou ridicule the Marines; her superior and partner; and her sense of justice]]. At the end of the civil war, an unconscious Crocodile crashes between the combatants, and Tashigi [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome personally places him under arrest and strips his Warlord status along with all honorary titles and privileges associated with it, while sparing the Straw Hats under her sense of justice]].
* KiAttacks: Confirmed to have Haki after the timeskip.
* LeeroyJenkins: She really seems to have a bad habit of rushing into fights against stronger opponents. Example being Zoro (who more or less just humored her on the first meeting), Nico Robin (despite Cobra's plea to back down knowing what Robin was capable of and hit Robin's BerserkButton by mentioning her bounty nickname), Luffy during the Marineford War as well as Vista (see BullyingADragon above), and most recently [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law]].
* {{Meganekko}}: A source of humor given her clumsiness and BlindWithoutEm tendencies.
** She's also got a bit of HotLibrarian going on post TimeSkip with the way she ties her hair.
* PerpetualFrowner: After the Alabasta arc. It might also have something to do with generalized job dissatisfaction.
* PluckyGirl: It's implied this is one of the reasons Smoker respects her.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When she's not fighting, she comes off this way. So much so that the parents of the kids that went missing [[spoiler: i.e: kidnapped by Caesar]] even asked for her by name.
* [[spoiler: SubordinateExcuse]]: [[spoiler:As a Captain Post-Timeskip, a large number of her subordinates seem to be smitten with her, much to Tashigi's irritation. They are incredibly loyal despite their lecherousness and often outright thuglike behaviour, however]].
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: In Alabasta. She chooses good, but having to choose at all puts her in a brief HeroicBSOD.
* TookALevelInBadass: First thing we see her doing post-TimeSkip is redirecting a cannon ball with her sword. Later she's shown blocking Zoro. Considering Zoro's own level in badass, and the fact that he was training with Mihawk, that's quite a step up.
* {{Tomboy}}
* WeaponOfChoice: Her katana, Shigure.
* UnkemptBeauty: Short hair, bad clothes, no makeup, wears glasses, and still looks impossibly delicate and beautiful.
** She grows her hair out during the timeskip, but the rest of this trope still applies.
* VaporWear: See her AbsoluteCleavage entry above. It's actually kinda noticeable that [[spoiler: Smoker!Tashigi isn't wearing anything underneath that shirt once it's unbuttoned, but it's actually revealed in a [[WordOfGod SBS]] that Smoker ''tore it off'']].
-->[[spoiler:'''Smoker''': ''I tore it off. You got a problem with that?'']]
* WorthyOpponent: Tashigi ''hates'' Zoro for insulting her pride as a warrior, but in spite of that she certainly has a great deal of respect and admiration for him and his fellow Straw Hats; enough so that she ordered her men to ''not'' arrest them after the battle of Alabasta, in honor of their courage in saving the desert kingdom from being torn apart by Crocodile.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: ...to clue the viewer in on the Kuina resemblance. This is only in the anime, though.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Captain Coby]]
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-->"''If I succeed, that's fine. If I die, that's fine also.''"

->Voiced by: MikaDoi (JP), KayzieRogers (EN, 4Kids), Creator/LeahClark (EN, Funi - younger), MicahSolusod (EN, Funi - older)

Coby is first introduced as a cowardly Chore Boy on board Alvida's ship. Through fear of being smashed by her Iron Mace, whenever she asked him who was the loveliest on the sea, he would reply, 'You are, Miss Alvida'. Eventually with the help of Luffy he found the courage to pursue his dream of leaving her and becoming a Marine.
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* BigDamnHero: If it wasn't for him, Kizaru would have killed Luffy and Law too probably.
* {{Bishonen}}: Grew up from a half-pint to this under Garp's training.
* ButtMonkey: Until he became a Marine.
* CompetenceZone: This guy reached the rank of Marine Captain before he reached twenty!
* FlashStep: By the time he meets Luffy in Water 7, he's been taught Soru. It's the only ''Rokushiki'' form he's been taught, however. [[spoiler: In the special Luffy episode, he was shown using what seems to be Rankyaku and Shigan though it could have simply been punching and kicking at a flash-step pace]]
* [[spoiler:TheEmpath]]: Bordering on [[spoiler:{{Telepathy}}]]. He is able to [[spoiler:sense people dying]] around him during the [[spoiler:Marineford War]], thanks to [[spoiler:Haki]].
* FriendlyEnemy: With Luffy. They're good friends, but they just happen to be on the opposing sides of the law.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has recieved a scar on his forehead during his TrainingFromHell. [[spoiler: After the timeskip, it seems to have gotten bigger.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Helmeppo.
* IGotBigger
* OnlySaneMan: Is the first one to call out everyone at the Battle of Marineford for their behavior. In front of a raging KnightTemplar psychopath who has shown absolutely no reluctance to use extreme force. Talk about badass.
* [[spoiler:PowerIncontinence]]: [[spoiler:During the Whitebeard War, he spontaneously develops Haki powers, specifically Observation Haki. The only problem? He can't ''stop'' hearing "voices". It severly freaked him out when he continually felt people dying during the War and others thoughts immediately after]].
* [[RoseHairedGirl Rose Haired Guy]]: It's not just a case of [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]; he fits the personality type rather well.
* ShrinkingViolet: A male version.
* ToBeAMaster: Wants to become an Admiral.
* TookALevelInBadass: After some TrainingFromHell, this former wimp can FlashStep and kick really hard.
** [[spoiler:And he takes another one when he stands up to ''[[GeneralRipper Akainu]]''. Let's think about this for a second: Coby stood up to the guy who ''killed Ace'', ''melted half of Whitebeard's face'', '''and''' mortally wounded Jinbe and Luffy for the sake of all the Marines that were DyingLikeAnimals because he and the other high-ranking officers couldn't stop their petty massacre of pirates that didn't even want to fight anymore. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NonePiece Coby my boy, you have balls]]]].
** And now, as some concept art revealed, he's a freaking Captain. He took even more levels in badass than Tashigi did (She went from Master Chief Petty Officer to being a Captain, while Coby went from not being a Marine at all to being a Captain as well)!
*** As revealed by Oda he is now a [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Rokushiki master]] with [[KiManipulation advanced haki]].
* TrainingFromHell: He and Helmeppo went through some. Under Vice-Admiral Garp, no less.
* [[spoiler:WhatTheHellHero]]: [[spoiler:Gives an absolutely epic one to the bloodthirsty Marines who are letting the casualties pile up during the war with the Whitebeard pirates, stopping ''the entire war'' for the duration. Nearly gets him vaporized by Akainu after the act]].
* VagueAge: Nobody knows exactly just how old Coby is. When we first see him, he looks much younger than the 17 year old Luffy, appearing no older than about 12. Yet, despite the fact that the first half of One Piece takes place over a course of no more than 6 months or so (or, at least, definitely less than a year), he appears to age by several years the next time the crew sees him in Water 7; he looks about the same age as Luffy! Oda [[HandWave says that he "went through a growth-spurt and tightened his muscles with Garp's training"]]; regardless, it's still doesn't make much sense that he appears to age from 10-17 THAT quickly. And after the two-year TimeSkip, it's even weirder; now he looks ''older'' than the 19 year old Luffy, appearing to be about 21-24.
** Overall, this could could be justified by the laws of the One Piece world, however. Humans don't follow the same growth patterns nor DNA patterns as real humans do; several adult characters in One Piece were shown as normal sized 10 year olds only to grow to be 8+ feet s adults, such as Crocodile and Doflamingo; Gekko Moriah was even shown completely average sized as a child only to grow to ''22 foot 7'' as an adult! Like Oda said, Coby just may have had some insane, yet normal growth spurt.
* WorthyOpponent: Now that he's managed to become a Marine, his new goal is to become this to Luffy. He still has quite a ways to go.
[[/folder]]


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!Other Marine Officers

[[folder:Lieutenant Commander Helmeppo]]
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->Voiced by: KouichiNagano (JP), SeanSchemmel (EN, 4Kids), Creator/TroyBaker (EN, Funi, episode 2-3), Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN, Funi, episode 68+)

Helmeppo was a coward who hid behind his father's wealth and power. Having a father who was powerful and greatly feared, he came to shun other people and see them as lower then himself. Whenever someone disagreed with him, he'd threaten to tell his father on them and have them killed. He thought his father also cared about him, until his father hit him after he gave him a order to kill Luffy who had punched him.
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* BerserkButton: Though a minor one, he is pretty upset by the fact that neither Luffy or Zoro, both of whom he put through a lot of trouble, recognize him despite his attempts to remind them.
* [[spoiler:CantCatchUp]]: [[spoiler:Afraid that he's going to lose out to Coby, especially after he learns that Coby has spontaneously developed Haki]].
* CoolShades: After he [[TookALevelInBadAss leveled up]], signifying his newfound badassary.
* DualWielding: His favored weapons are a pair of large kukri knives.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He bullies people and acts like an ass, but he would ''never'' murder a kid (even when he's literatelly holding a gun to a kid's head, he's shaking and ultimately can't go through with it.) Probably why he eventually has a...
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Coby.
* KickTheDog: In his first appearance, he orders a marine soldier to throw a little girl over a high wall just because she's tresspassing. Turns into a sort of retroactive PetTheDog when it's revealed that his fathers' orders would have called for the girl's execution, child or not.
* KukrisAreKool: Zoro even remarks on his choice of weapon when they fight.
* NiceHat: Has one after the time skip.
* TheOtherDarrin: In the Funimation dub, TroyBaker was for some reason replaced by Creator/MikeMcFarland.
* PunchClockVillain: Although [[HeelFaceTurn he later changed his ways]].
* SmugSnake: Originally was this, until he...
* TookALevelInBadass: Along with Coby.
* TookALevelInKindness
* OverlordJr: Started out as this.
* PrincelyYoungMan: The SpoiledBrat type.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Got over this issue with his and Coby's cover mini-arc, when his father kidnapped him, and Helmeppo stood up to him and showed him up for the bastard he truly is.
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!Low-ranked Marines

[[folder:Seaman Recruit Jango]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KazukiYao (JP), Pete Zarustica (EN, 4Kids), Kenny Green (EN, Funi)

Originally [[TheDragon Kuro's first mate]] for the Black Cat Pirates, he [[HeelFaceTurn joined the Marines]] after Luffy defeated his former Captain.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Though less than "Almighty", he is far tougher than a typical Seaman recruit, as he was formerly a high-ranking pirate (as far as East Blue pirates go, anyway).
* BadassLongcoat
* BunnyEarsLawyer: As a Marine, he and Fullbody have mutual fondness for both dancing and [[SubordinateExcuse Captain Hina]] that occasionally gets in the way of their missions. Hina just manages to put up with it, though.
* ChangedMyMindKid: In his cover story, he uses the confusion of a sudden pirate attack to escape capture from Fullbody. However, when the pirates gain the upper hand by taking a hostage, he comes back to help his new friend Fullbody out.
* CloudCuckoolander
* DayInTheLimelight: Is the focus of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPruibgsTUc one of the specials]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[DownplayedTrope Somewhat subverted.]] Even though he switched sides to the Marines following Kuro's defeat, he's still on a side that opposes the Straw Hat Pirates.
** HazyFeelTurn: Pirates and Marines have a broad variety of members in terms of morality. His views on justice aren't easy to pin down, only that he's still opposing the Straw Hat pirates.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Fullbody.
* HypnoFool: He accidently hypnotizes ''himself'' repeatedly.
* HypocriticalHumor: Kicks off his onscreen introduction as a Marine by stating that he hates pirates. Fullbody is [[LampshadeHanging quick to point out that he used to be one himself]].
* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Very obviously based off of [[MichaelJackson the King of Pop]].
* RingsOfDeath: He uses the same discs the uses to hypnotize people as throwing weapons.
* SillyWalk: Moonwalk à la MichaelJackson.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is sometimes spelled "Django" in translations.
* SubordinateExcuse: Doesn't even try to hide that he joined Hina out of an infatuation with her.
* SunglassesAtNight: Heart-shaped sunglasses, to be exact. [[spoiler: He even has heart-shaped eyes]].
* WouldHurtAChild: Threatens to do this to get Kaya to sign the will.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Seaman Recruit Fullbody]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/HideoIshikawa (JP), Tom Wayland (EN, 4Kids), Creator/JohnBurgmeier (EN, Funi)

Introduced as Marine Lieutenant [[RedBaron "Iron-Fist Fullbody"]] with a [[PrinceCharming liking for beautiful women]] and [[CulturedBadass drinking fine wine]], he also served to show off the abilities of a newly introduced Sanji by provoking him until finally receiving an [[CurbstompBattle epic ass-kicking]].

In events unrelated to his encounter with the Straw Hats, Fullbody is later demoted to a Seaman Recruit, and he, along with his new friend Jango, join up with [[LadyOfWar Captain Hina]].

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* AlmightyJanitor: Though "Almighty" is a bit of a strong word for him, he ''is'' considerably tougher than his current rank would imply. It helps that Hina seems to treat him as if he still had his old rank, giving him duo missions with [[ThoseTwoGuys Jango]] against entire pirate forces, giving him his own ship to command, and basically treating him and Jango as CoDragons.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: A sort of subversion, as he's way tougher than an average Seaman Recruit, but because he ''used'' to be a Lieutenant. However, it is also implied that he's much tougher than he was back when he was a Lieutenant.
* BoisterousBruiser: Post-demotion, he seems to have become this.
* BreakTheHaughty: His entire first appearance.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He and Jango have mutual fondnesses for both dancing and [[SubordinateExcuse Captain Hina]] that occasionally gets in the way of their missions. Hina just manages to put up with it, though.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Has a completely different persona after befriending Jango and getting demoted.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His cover story proves that the Straw Hats aren't the best barometers of determining which Marines are competent (as they are all monstrously strong). He proves himself extremely dedicated to his job when it counts (and actually seems to value civilian lives much more than [[KnightTemplar other Marines]]), and is more than capable of kicking ass. After joining with Hina, he and Jango take over fully-manned pirate ships completely on their own.
** In the manga, he easily beats down Yosaku and Johnny in his introductory scene, but it was cut from the anime.
* CulturedBadass: At least preferred to give off the image of one in his first appearance. One trick he was shown to use was to give a restaurant instructions to serve a specific wine, so he can pretend to identify it by wine tasting. However, Sanji saw through this and served him something else entirely.
** He drops this image completely after being demoted, though.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Voluntarily accepts a demotion to Seaman Recruit rather than allow his new friend Jango to be convicted for being a pirate.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Jango.
* JerkAss: His first appearance, though to keep appearances he seemed to try and keep it mostly hidden.
* MeaningfulName: He's introduced as a self-styled wine connoisseur.
* NiceToTheWaiter: [[JerkAss He wasn't.]] Unfortunately for him, the waiter had a HairTriggerTemper and [[IronChef was completely capable of giving at least as good as he got.]] [[InsistentTerminology Oh, and he]] ''[[InsistentTerminology wasn't]]'' [[InsistentTerminology a waiter.]]
* RedBaron: "Iron-Fist" Fullbody. After joining Hina's crew, he upgrades to "Double Iron-Fist" Fullbody.
* SeriesContinuityError: A {{filler}} scene in the anime shows that he fell out of grace with the Marines after the events of the Baratie, and got [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned to a shitty-fleet-in-the-ass-end-of-nowhere]]. However, his cover story in the manga indicates that his position with the Marines remained unchanged right up until his demotion all the way down to Seaman Recruit.
* SmugSnake: In his first appearance.
* SubordinateExcuse: Doesn't even try to hide that he joined Hina out of an infatuation with her.
* TookALevelInBadass: Though he hasn't been shown fighting anyone personally since joining Hina, his tougher-looking appearance and upgraded [[RedBaron nickname]] indicates that he has in fact done this.
** Unlike Jango and pretty much half of the remaining mooks present at Marineford, he actually managed to withstand Luffy's outburst of Conquerors' Haki just fine.

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!Other

[[folder:Dr. Vegapunk]]
->Voiced by: N/A

A mysterious scientist who, despite having yet to make an appearance, is a huge figure in the ''One Piece'' world. Acclaimed as a genius 500 years ahead of his time, he is the designer of the Pacifista series and various other key inventions. According to [[WordOfGod Oda]], he is also the one person in the series who knows [[spoiler:the true nature of Devil Fruits]].
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* EvilGenius: Well, he IS working for the World Government, but we can't be too sure that he's "evil" yet.
** Actually [[spoiler: he agreed with installing in Kuma the one mission to protect the Thousand Sunny, a Pirate Ship, and his first inventions aimed to help his home island, so he's probably more neutral than evil.]]
* [[spoiler: FrameUp: In his past, he was set up by Rival scientist Caesar Clown to take the fall for the [[StuffBlowingUp Punk Hazard]] incident. [[TakingTheHeat He publically took responsability]] so that the world goverment could investigate and [[ClearMyName arrest Caesar]].]]
* MrExposition: Being the only man who understands certain aspects of the ''One Piece'' world, he's hinted to eventually fill this role.
* [[spoiler:[[ReluctantMadScientist (Possibly) Reluctant]]]] MadScientist: Responsible for truly bizarre inventions and discoveries, such as presumably having ''weapons'' eat Devil Fruits, turning Kuma into a cyborg, then making an army of cyborgs based on Kuma... using Kizaru's Glint-Glint Fruit ability, and turning the animals of his island into cyborgs. However, [[spoiler:he is the pride and joy of his home island. It is also said when he was young, his heart always longed to make his island better and warm from the freezing cold. So, he started to create a massive device for this very purpose, albeit unfinished]].
** [[spoiler: A flashback of Caesar's showed that, while he covered up most of Caesar's immoral experiments from the World Government. He refused to make a weapon of mass destruction or kidnap children to make them into super soldiers (something Caesar would do later on). Eventually he got fed up with Caesar and fired him from his staff.]]
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist
* OneManIndustrialRevolution
* SchizoTech: He's the source of quite a bit of it.
* ShroudedInMyth

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[[folder:Pacifista]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiHori (JP)

The Pacifista are a series of ''[[MechaMooks Human Weapons]]'' developed by Marine head scientist Dr. Vegapunk. They are [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots cyborgs]] built in the [[RobotMe mold]] of the Warlord of the Sea Bartholomew Kuma, who was the prototype for the project. As stated by [[AnAxeToGrind Sentomaru]], the funds required for the construction of just one Pacifista are roughly equal to that of a Marine-issued battleship.

[[spoiler: Sentomaru noted that after the timeskip period, PX-5 and PX-7 were outdated models from two years ago, meaning that the Pacifista project has been updated and modified.]]
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* ArtificialHuman: They're made from corpses and are completely mechanical on the inside.
* {{Expy}}: They're very similar to the [[{{Terminator}} T-800]]. Luffy even defeats one in a [[SquashedFlat similar vein to T-800]].
* FrickinLaserBeams: Their signature weapon. They can fire them from either their [[HandBlast hands]] or their [[BreathWeapon mouths]].
** The source of the lasers is from Vegapunk researching Kizaru's [[LightEmUp Glint-Glint Fruit]].
* MechaMooks: Pre-TimeSkip, they were a subversion. Post is a different story.
* NiceHat: Just like Kuma's.
* NighInvulnerability: They are made of a substance harder than steel and as a result, can take staggering amounts of damage before breaking down.
* TheQuietOne: They're capable of speech but seldom do so.
** SayMyName: What they do when they see a criminal.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Their lenses glow red when they're about to strike.
* RobotMe: Of Bartholomew Kuma.
* [[spoiler:SoLastSeason]]: [[spoiler:They're defeated very easily after the TimeSkip. Luffy destroyed one in [[OneHitKill a single punch]] while Zoro and Sanji defeated the other. It should be noted however that those particular models WERE outdated.]]
* SpotTheImposter: The Straw Hats mistake one for the real Kuma; after they defeat it, however, they realize it's a fake.
* StatOVision[=/=]RoboCam: Their eyes act as a targeting sytem that states the name and bounty of the target.
* YouAreNumberSix: Each unit has "PX-" and a number printed on their necks.

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'''Warning: Given the length of the series, some spoilers will be unmarked.'''

[[folder:In General]]
!!Tropes Used To The Marines As A Whole

* BadassInANiceSuit: Standard attire for high ranking marines.
* BadassLongCoat: Standard issue for any marine of Ensign and higher is a long white coat with the Japanese characters for "justice" on the back.
* TheDreaded: A marine of significant reputation can easily become this for lower level pirates (Smoker). However, once a marine hits the admiral rank, they're automatically this to every pirate barring the Four Emperors and their respective crews.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Though all the marines are tough on pirates, there's still a variety of lines they don't cross. In terms of standards, there's the moral and relatively merciful (Aokiji and Smoker), the more ruthless but ultimately neutral (Sengoku), and the ones utterly driven to exterminate evil (Akainu).
* ForGreatJustice: Though their ideas of justice tend to diverge greatly.
* FourStarBadass: Expect everyone from Marine HQ above Captain rank to be crazy tough and every Admiral to be a PersonOfMassDestruction.
* TheFettered: Played straight, but often [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]: How far they take "Justice" is shown as completely acceptable, no matter how far down the MoralEventHorizon you have to go. This is expressed in the "Absolute Justice" philosophy.
* [[HeroAntagonist Hero Antagonists]]: If [[GeneralRipper you're]] [[BigBad lucky]], you'll encounter one of them that are this.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Nearly all of them. Most have interesting backstories or hints thereof, even - as [[http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/106/70-691.0/compressed/l003.jpg this]] ContinuityPorn-filled color spread indicates - the minor ones.
* KnightTemplar: The other side of the argument, some of them are [[WellIntentionedExtremist so]] [[GeneralRipper extreme]] that they consider that disobeying the law means not only your execution, but '''every last living relative or associate''' to be hunted down and exterminated along with their entire island; even the people who are not in any way involved with the issue get caught in the gunfire.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Even the nastier marines usually have the best of intentions for the innocent civillians of the World. Usually.

!!Tropes Used To The G-5 Marines
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Combines with AsskickingEqualsAuthority, because G-5 marines are tougher than your average mook, and they just keep getting tougher the higher up the command ladder you go.
%% * ComedicSociopathy
* {{Cowboy Cop}}s[=/=]{{Military Maverick}}s: Led by THE CowboyCop of the Marines: Vice-Admiral Smoker.
* TheDreaded: Read below and you'll see why they're feared by most pirates.
* [[spoiler: EnemyMine: With the Straw Hat Pirates and Trafalgar Law during the Punk Hazard arc, to 1) defeat Caesar Clown, 2) rescue the kidnapped children, and 3) get out of the island safely. And in Smoker's case, 4) stop corrupt Vice-Admiral Vergo]].
* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques: The things they do to captured pirates are infamously crazy and cruel.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: They are cruel towards pirates, and overall rowdy. But when they mistakenly assumed Smoker was accusing them of [[spoiler: covering up cases of child kidnappings]], they got pissed, saying that even though they are army rejects, they still have their pride as Marines.
* FireForgedFriends: They can never admit it to the world but [[spoiler:working to save the giant children, saving each other, defeating Caesar, and taking down the corrupt Vergo has made them this with the Straw Hats. They are forced to play up the idea they hate them to keep from admitting the truth.]]
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Despite all their cruelty, they are one of the few branches in the New World able to defend innocent lives from suffering EVEN WORSE under pirates, most of which are absolute monsters who probably deserve what G-5 throws their way.
* HeroWithAnFInGood
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite all their faults, they truly and honestly mean well for the civilians of the New World, and absolutely adore their commanders.
* MightMakesRight: It's the New World, so they basically adopted this policy just to survive.
* PoliceBrutality: G-5 is basically a group of ridiculously powerful thugs. There's no other way to describe how they treat pirates, and even civilians.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Practically the entire Marine Branch. To elaborate, nearly all the mooks are powerful thugs who mean well, led by quirky commanding officers such as the sword-obsessed Tashigi, who they have a SubordinateExcuse with, and Smoker, who is the [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] {{badass}} that scares the crap out of them while smoking two cigars and obsessing over catching Luffy. There's also the other two commanding officers as well, who are as every bit as quirky as the other two are.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Almost every marine in G-5 was rejected from the main branches, either because they were too brutal, too crazy, or too insubordinate. Which obviously leads to...
* ReassignmentBackfire: ... with someone like Smoker in G-5, they really turn things around. Or at least, they aren't quite as rowdy.
* SceneryGorn: The G-5 Base. Seriously, that thing is so battered and shoddily repaired it looks like a strong wind would destroy the entire thing.
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite all their faults, they truly are loyal to their commanding officers. [[spoiler:To the point of being willing to die for them]].
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!Admirals

[[folder:(Former) Fleet Admiral Sengoku "The Buddha"]]
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-->"''A fortress... can always be rebuilt. However... this is Marineford, an island situated almost exactly in the center of the entire world. To the people of the world, who live in fear of evildoers coming and going amongst them, the true meaning lies in our position in this place! Our universal justice will never fall!''"

->Voiced by: TakkouIshimori (JP), EdBlaylock (EN, Funi)

Sengoku, also known as the Great Buddha, was the supreme commander of the World Government's military force, the Marines. One of the few who still know the seas from the olden days, he's even respected by Whitebeard. He is stern and business-like, which often puts him at odds with his old friend Garp, whom he occasionally bickers with. He ate the Human-Human Fruit, Model: Great Buddha (''Hito Hito no Mi, Daibutsu Model''), a Mythical Zoan-class fruit which allows him to turn his body into a giant, golden, Buddha-like entity.

After the battle at Marineford, he resigned from his position because of doubts about the World Government's actions and nominated Aokiji as his successor. [[spoiler: [[TimeSkip Two years later]], he's a [[http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121207044444/onepiece/images/2/24/Sengoku_Anime_Post_Timeskip_Infobox.png General Inspector]] for the Marines, so he hasn't totally retired from business yet.]]
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* AfroAsskicker: When his hat comes off, its this.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: [[spoiler:His Buddha form.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The chain starts with him.
* BadassGrandpa: He's around Garp's age. His hair even turned gray during the time skip.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Sported an awesome suit back when Roger was still around.
* BerserkButton[=/=][[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Absolute Justice Has Standards]]: His idea of what constitutes an "innocent" is apparently somewhat warped (given that he was implied to be at least complicit in the slaughter of Ohara and the murder of babies and pregnant woman to find the son of Roger), but Heaven help you if you ''do'' put someone he considers innocent at risk. When the Five Elder Stars do so just to cover up their own incompetence, Sengoku freaks out and resigns on the instant.
* BlingOfWar/ChestOfMedals: His uniform is adorned with dozens of medals. And a purple-red honour sash from left shoulder to his right waist.
* CallBack: When the Human-Human Fruit first came to the story in Chopper, an SBS asked what would happen if a human ate one. Oda responded they would be enlightened.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: It really sucks to be head of the military arm of the World Government when you have constant reports of crazy and powerful pirates, forced to deal with disloyal privateers, an irritating comrade laughing it up (occasionally) about the constant disregard for the law shown by ''his own grandson'', [[spoiler:and your corrupt and/or incompetent superiors telling you not to handle serious global threats simply to save face for their own fuck-ups]].
** It seems to have finally gotten to be too much for him, as he stepped down shortly after the Marineford arc.
* TheChessmaster: For all the OhCrap and NotSoStoic moments he's had, when he actually gets involved he turns out to be a brilliant strategist, almost immediately turning what was a losing battle for the Marines to them literally inches from victory by [[spoiler:trapping the Whitebeard Pirates and allies around the bay, forcing the Marine warships in and sending powerful {{Artificial Human}}s in pushing them in the center, destroying morale by disseminating a lie about Whitebeard to his allies who had their own grudges about Gold Roger, activating a massive blockade impenetrable even to Whitebeard himself, and cut the video feed at some point after he revealed Portgas D. Ace was Gold Roger's son all so that Ace will be executed, ahead of schedule if need be given the confusion, attaining victory for the Marines]].
** While the plan seemed like it may falter due to [[spoiler:Luffy being such a huge SpannerInTheWorks]], [[XanatosSpeedChess it ultimately worked out in the end]].
*** Not quite. [[spoiler:Whitebeard]] really screwed up one aspect of it: the plan was supposed to [[spoiler:discourage piracy]], but with [[spoiler:his last words, Whitebeard inspired potentially an entire generation of new pirates]], the exact opposite of Sengoku's objective. Sengoku is '''''pissed'''''.
*** Even more so when the plan also consisted of [[spoiler:removing Whitebeard from power. While he did indeed have an incredibly destructive Devil Fruit, for the most part he was just a dying old man who had no aspirations of becoming Pirate King, content with what he had had and strictly concerned with his family]]. Now, they allowed [[spoiler:Blackbeard, a man who is willing to do anything and everything possible to become Pirate King and whose crew who mostly consists of the worst criminals in the history of the world,]] to become a global threat. Not good for anybody, but no one could have seen that coming.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Gravely injured Blackbeard's entire crew with ''one attack''.]]
* FunnyAfro: Has one hidden under that hat of his. Hilarious because he's TheComicallySerious. It becomes truly epic when he uses his powers. [[spoiler: And then after the timeskip it [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcslo6jilI1rnoltyo1_400.jpg finally turns grey]]]]
* GeniusBruiser: Well in this latest arc, he's definitely got the genius down. He gets the "bruiser" part when he transforms.
** [[spoiler:Given that he held down an ''enraged'' Garp, after they witness Akainu punch through Ace, it could be said he probably doesn't need to transform to have the "bruiser" part]].
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: His Buddha form makes his entire body golden.
* HeroAntagonist: While Sengoku is a WellIntentionedExtremist, everything's he's done is ultimately out of his desire and duty to protect the rest of the world. [[spoiler:And it becomes clear that he's been suffering for it for quite some time. The last straw was when the World Government covered up a mass breakout of level six Impel Down prisoners in order to save face, instead of sending out wanted posters and warnings like ''he'' wanted to do in order to protect the public. After that, he decided to step down, having had enough of the World Government and their bullshit.]]
* IronicNickname: He's titled "The Buddha", but he's comfortable with eliminating whoever he feels necessary, and takes orders from the WG without question.
** Doflamingo actually calls him out on this in his first appearance.
** The nickname turns out to be a fair bit more literal: He fights by ''turning into a giant statue of [[KungFuJesus Buddha with superhuman strength]]''.
* LargeAndInCharge: Very tall, even when [[spoiler:he isn't in Buddha form]].
* LetsGetDangerous: At the end of chapter 566. This shit right here? It just got ''real''.
* LightIsNotGood: He's pretty harsh for a Buddha.
** While still played sort of straight, [[MeaningfulName "Buddha" also in the original Sanskrit means "the awakened one"]], [[FridgeBrilliance which can be taken to mean he is very intelligent, cunning, and wise]], [[TheChessmaster which he showed in spades]] during the Whitebeard War. Even more so when he called out the WG for covering up arguably ''a bigger threat to the world than Whitebeard''. None of that says anything about being ''nice''.
** GoodIsNotNice: Well, he is the head of [[KnightTemplar the entire Marines after all.]]
* LivingStatue: This is what the Human-Human Fruit, Model: Great Buddha allows him to become. Very bizarre, as Zoan fruits are supposed to be about transforming into ''animals''. It seems Mythical Zoans can be an exception to this rule so long as they're still about transforming into some kind of being.
** Humans are a class of animals. Devil Fruits does not need to operate based on us seeing ourselves as superior.
* NiceHat: It's got a stuffed seagull on top of it!
* NonHumanSidekick: His pet goat.
* OhCrap: After his introduction during the Jaya arc, practically every scene he's been in, including flashbacks, has involved him going "OhCrap" on some level, as the plot keeps shoveling poorly-timed crisis after poorly-timed crisis on him.
** He has another ''epic'' one in chapter 569, when [[spoiler:Luffy unconsciously reveals his Supreme King Haki]].
* OneManArmy: He had the ''entire'' Blackbeard pirate crew (including the probable BigBad of the entire series, a woman said the be the most powerful female pirate, and a man equal to [[ImplacableMan Magellan]] with none of the morals) spitting up blood with ''one attack''.
* OptOut: He requested he be allowed to stand down from the Marines in the aftermath of the Whitebeard War.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:When you can take out a crew led by one of the most dangerous men in the world and filled with a bunch of the worst criminals that the world has ever seen in ''one attack'', you are this.]]
* PokeThePoodle: Eats Garp's crackers in an attempt to find at least ''some'' way to punish him for not taking things seriously. (It works.)
* RedOniBlueOni: With Garp. Sengoku seems to be the blue oni with himself being stern and serious, while Garp is the red oni being HotBlooded and a RebelliousSpirit within the Marine ranks. However, Sengoku tends to lose his cool more often than GarpÖ
* SphereOfDestruction: In his Buddha form, he can launch large spherical shock waves from his palms; probably a reference to the [[KungFuHustle Buddhist Palm technique]].
* SuperpowerLottery: A clear winner. [[spoiler: He is a Mythical Zoan, a type that is even rarer than Logia]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: One of the few Marines that truly does fit this. He genuinely wants to make the world a better place but can do some bad things to help this goal. Though he leans more on the well-intentioned side than the extremist side what with his[[spoiler: resigning when the government refused to announce that the Impel Down prisoners escaped so as to keep face]].
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[[folder:Fleet Admiral Sakazuki / Admiral Akainu ("The Red Dog")]]
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-->"''We have to be thorough! If even one of those scholars made it onto that ship, all of the sacrifices we've made would be for nothing! We must eliminate the very possibility of this "evil" existing!''"

->Voiced by: FumihikoTachiki (JP), Creator/AndrewLove (EN, Funi)

Real name Sakazuki, Akainu is one of the three Admirals, the strongest fighters in the Marines. Akainu is apparently the most hard-line of the Marines, following the doctrine of Absolute Justice. During the destruction of Ohara, he destroyed an evacuee ship on the chance that one of their targets was aboard, saying that if one is to do a job it must be done properly. He has eaten the Magma-Magma Fruit (''Magu Magu no Mi''), a Logia Devil Fruit [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin based around magma]]

During the two years that Luffy was training, [[spoiler:he battled Aokiji for the rank of Fleet Admiral and won. He then moved the Marine HQ to the east coast of the Red Line to put more Marine presence in the New World.]]

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* ArchEnemy: Likely one to Luffy, [[spoiler:for killing Ace and leaving a permanent X-shaped scar on his chest]].
** [[spoiler:Definitely this to the Whitebeard Pirates for killing Ace as well as manipulating Squard into stabbing Whitebeard.]]
* AxCrazy: In a series loaded with violent psychopaths, Akainu STILL stands out as one of the most unhinged. To him, even the smallest threat is something that merits the maximum amount of force; this includes ''people challenging his word''.
* {{Badass}}: He may be a complete and utter dick, but you have to admit he's the most badass Admiral of the Marines. Most notably, he [[spoiler:kills Ace, in a manga where almost no one dies in the present]]. Other hits include [[spoiler:melting off half of Whitebeard's face]], and not only surviving [[spoiler:Whitebeard]]'s counterattack of [[spoiler:''two'' [[MegatonPunch earthquake punches]]]], but also getting back up and setting his sights on [[spoiler:killing Luffy]]. It takes [[spoiler:Crocodile]] and pretty much the entire remaining Whitebeard crew just to slow this guy down.
** How badass is he? In chapter 595, when the Blackbeard Pirates, including the Captain who wanted to face ''the'' toughest and most asskicking Marines in Garp and Sengoku, realize that the Marines aren't going to agree to trade a Marine vessel for [[spoiler:Jewelry Bonney]] since Akainu's on the ship, they run like hell.
** He is also strong enough to [[spoiler: fight [[AnIcePerson Aokiji]] for ten days straight]], in a battle that [[spoiler: completely fucked up Punk Hazard's climate, causing it to become two-sided. One side is burning hot, the other is completely frozen.]]
** BadassGrandpa: The guy's 55, and as mentioned above, still remains one of the series' strongest characters.
** [[spoiler:BadassMoustache]]: [[spoiler:Grew one over the TimeSkip. Seems to be a requisite for the Fleet Admiral position]].
* [[spoiler: BeardOfEvil: After the time-skip]].
* BigBadEnsemble: As [[spoiler:the current Fleet Admiral]], Sakazuki is now one of the top antagonists for the series, alongside Blackbeard.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: For all his bastard actions, it's easy to forget that in most instances, the Marines are ''actually the good guys'', 9/10 pirates being SelfishEvil, and his actions probably saved the world from becoming a ''worse place to live''. It's ambiguous who is the Black and who is the Grey with him.
* BreakingSpeech: An extremely effective one to Ace by [[BerserkButton insulting Whitebeard]] enough to distract him, [[spoiler: allowing him to kill him]].
* TheBrute: Fits the trope perfectly among the three Admirals.
* {{Conscription}}: After the Battle of Marineford, Sakazuki's issued a mandatory draft to bolster the forces of the Marines. To his credit, two sitting Admirals were recruited from conscription.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Just like Mihawk, he realized just how ''dangerous'' [[spoiler:Luffy's [[MagneticHero ability]] had become, especially after having won Whitebeard's respect]], regardless of how "weak" he is at the moment. In fact, his unwavering hunt of him, even after [[spoiler:Blackbeard appeared and Ace's death]] marking him as the greatest threat, shows one of the few foresight moments during the [[spoiler:War of Marineford]].
* DragonInChief: Formerly. Though he was the main antagonist during the Marineford arc, he still serves under Fleet Admiral Sengoku, who didn't take much action during the arc, until the last act.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Absolute Justice Has Standards]]: During the timeskip, he had a huge battle with Aokiji over who would be the new Fleet Admiral. He won, but spared Aokiji's life.
** He also surprised everyone by not killing Jewelry on the spot when he had an easy chance.
** The same man that goaded [[spoiler: Ace]] to his death, hunted down Luffy just for being the son of the government's most dangerous enemy and killed a man who just wanted to go home to his family because he was understandably outclassed finds Z to be extreme in his methods.
* FictionalCounterpart: It's more subtle than most, but go to UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga's page and see how many similarities you can find, we'll wait, you'll be there for a while. He's even paired with two commanders who are very similar to UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi and UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu.
* FanNickname: Devil, Terminator (T-1000 more specifically), and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kenpachi]] Sakazuki.
* FlowerMotifs: He wears a pink rose on his suit, and has a large tattoo featuring many flowers on his left shoulder.
* ForGreatJustice: Son of a ''bastard'', is he ever.
* GeneralRipper: His relentless crusade against pirates reaches some rather frightening lengths.
** And then there's him ''killing'' a captain who tried to flee the Marine HQ battle, mentally scarring [[spoiler:Coby and Helmeppo]], who were also thinking of fleeing.
** He also tries to murder [[spoiler:Coby]] for pointing out that, by trying to kill a few pirates with no guarantee that they'll be able to do it, they're letting many more injured Marines die when they could easily be saved. The reason Akainu tried to murder him? Because during the minute or so [[spoiler:Coby]] was talking, pirates ''weren't'' dying.
** The reason he wants to kill Luffy and Ace so badly is ''solely'' because [[spoiler:of who their fathers are]]. Sure, them being Pirates is part of the reason, but he would probably still want them dead if they were civilians, or even Marines.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Or Ace killer if you prefer.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: While most of the pirates seen so far have been assholes or utterly inhuman, Akainu is just as brutal and arguably more monstrous than the criminals he hunts down
* HiddenEyes: During the Ohara flashback, he is shown with his Marine baseball cap and a hood covering his face. When he shows up in the present, he still has the cap obscuring his eyes until [[RuleOfCool the scene is dramatic enough to show them]].
* InsaneAdmiral: He will go to the extremes to protect the World Government. No crime should be overlooked and anything with even the hint of pirates should be purged for the greater good. When he was a Vice-Admiral, he chose to kill over one hundred refugees to ensure none of his targets escaped from the attack. As an Admiral, he killed his own men for deserting in a battle they had no chance of doing the enemy harm. The fact they were flies against the enemy only the Admirals and above could actually harm didn't factor in. They were deserting and so had to die.
* {{Jerkass}} KnightTemplar: Big time. At best, he treats his allies at expendable, and is all too willing to kill any pirates or allies who are insufficiently dedicated to his brutal version of justice, while insulting their viewpoints.
* KickTheDog: Insulting Whitebeard in order to goad Ace [[spoiler: resulting in his death]]. He also kills a cowardly marine for fleeing his post.
* KnightOfCerebus: Not only is played more seriously than any antagonist before, but he breaks the StatusQuo [[spoiler: by killing Ace]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Perhaps the standout example in ''One Piece''. [[spoiler:When Coby screams that the charge being led by Akainu to finish off the Whitebeard Pirates is piling up needless casualties, Akainu doesn't even blink, he simply tells Coby that "a few seconds have been wasted" and tries to murder him on the spot]].
* LargeAndInCharge: Like his fellow Admirals he's incredibly tall, but much more broadly built than the other two.
* MagmaMan: One of the reasons he's so feared.
** ConvectionSchmonvection: He's made out of and attacks with lava, but nothing takes any damage unless it actually comes into contact with something. Even then, it acts more like a solid projectile than something that should vaporize everything around it. [[AcceptableBreakFromReality We'll forgive this one though, since if it was actually treated realistically]], '''''[[AcceptableBreakFromReality no one]]''''' [[AcceptableBreakFromReality would be able to beat him]]. [[spoiler: Also, proper Logia users affect only what they ''want'' with their power.]]
*** Actually gets played with in the anime: Ivankov attacks Akainu with a weaponized kiss, getting his face burned. He then pulls his usual "it was just thick make-up" joke, showing an undamaged face... and then collapses from having his lungs burned by the heat and fumes.
** [[ElementalPunch Elemental]] [[GoodOldFisticuffs Fisticuffs]]: Barring the HellHound technique, Akainu is much less flashy in his use of his powers than other Logia users. His whole game plan is: 1. Take arm; 2. Turn it into lava; 3. Make it as large as necessary; 4. Punch until target is [[strike:DeaderThanDead]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill vaporized]]. Since he's living lava, it works quite well (and is probably one of the few where this is a good idea in the first place).
** ElementalRockPaperScissors: As it turns out, lava beats fire.
** HellHound: One of his techniques creates one out of lava.
** RocketPunch: His powers allow a particularly nasty approximation.
** ShapingYourAttacks: "Inugami Guren" attack.
** SuperpowerLottery: He's made out of '''''lava'''''. Not only does that mean that you can't get anywhere ''near'' him without being '''vaporized''', but it's also [[spoiler:superior to (as in, can outright ''kill'') at least ''two'' other Logias (up until now, we've only seen Logias either mutually nullify or have no effect on each other)]].
* ManipulativeBastard: His choice words to [[spoiler:Squad and Ace]] in the Marineford arc did as much if not more damage to the Whitebeard Pirates than his Devil Fruit powers.
* MeaningfulName: His name, like his fellow Admirals, is derived from the Momotaro legends.
** His real name as well. A "sakazuki" is a small ceremonial sake cup like the one [[spoiler:Luffy and Ace]] used when [[spoiler:they swore an oath of brotherhood]]. Ironic, isn't it?
** The "Inu" meaning '''Dog''' in Akainu, thus automatically making him [[CaptainObvious Monkey D. Luffy's enemy]] by default since there is a common myth that dogs and monkeys are mortal enemies
* MoralSociopathy: His desire and methods are perfectly acceptable to the World Government, it's the extremes he goes to do so is what gets him in trouble.
* NighInvulnerability: He took four direct, Haki-imbued punches from [[spoiler:Whitebeard, who was in his prime a rival too Roger]] and shrugged off most of them.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Based on famous Japanese actor Bunta Sugawara. His real name, Sakazuki, seems to be derived from a series of films featuring Sugawara.
* [[spoiler: NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Suffers one from Whitebeard for killing Ace]]
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Unlike most of previous villains, he does not play around with his enemies and mostly lacks a sense of humor , he will do everything in his power to kill you.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: He's drawn in a ''much'' more realistic style compared to all of the other characters in the manga.
** Which may very well be Oda's way of intentionally plunging him into UncannyValley to make him creepier.
* OneManArmy: He did more damage during the Marineford Arc than his fellow Admirals, Sengoku, the Vice Admirals, '''and''' the Seven Warlords '''''combined'''''. This can be attributed largely to his being ''far'' less touchy about using the maximum amount of force possible, but it's still incredibly impressive.
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Even more than his fellow Admirals, if only because he's so dedicated to the job.
** AsskickingEqualsAuthority: He got the position of Fleet Admiral, by challenging Aokiji and defeating him.
** CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Beside his Logia, he has shown to have enough strength to stop Whitebeard Gura Gura Bisento with his foot and PunchParry Whitebeard.
*** Because of this trait, he takes little damage even from '''Haki''' attacks known to devastate normal Logia users and the ground cracks when he prepared to kill Ace.
** {{Determinator}}: Even after [[spoiler:Whitebeard attacked him]], even after [[spoiler:Blackbeard arrived with numerous Level 6 escapees]], Akainu still will not give up on [[spoiler:killing Luffy]].
** ImplacableMan: When you plow through a whole BadassArmy and effortlessly shrug off everything but [[spoiler:punches from '''''Whitebeard''''']] in the pursuit of your enemy, you definitely deserve the title.
** PersonOfMassDestruction: He is a living volcano capable of launching huge gobs of lava on top of his enemies.
* [[spoiler:OhCrap]]: [[spoiler:The look on his face the entire time, especially in the anime, when he's getting a first-hand demonstration of just why Whitebeard is called "The Strongest Man in the World"]].
* [[spoiler:OutOfTheInferno]]: [[spoiler:After getting blasted by the Whitebeard Pirates' counterattack after he punched through Ace. In the anime, it's rather terrifying]].
* PetTheDog: When the time came to have a new Fleet Admiral, it came down to Akainu and Aokiji. [[GenreSavvy Aokiji was utterly against Akainu becoming Fleet Admiral]], and opposed his potential promotion any way he could. Eventually the conflict reached a boiling point, with the two engaging in a death match to decide who becomes Fleet Admiral. After a massive battle that lasted for 10 days, Akainu won. Rather than killing him for opposing his ideals and trying to stop him from becoming Fleet Admiral to the point of having a death match for the position, Akainu spared Aokiji and the latter left the Marines.
** Also during the Marineford war, Akainu saved a [[{{Mooks}} marine]] from Whitebeard by stopping his bisento attack with his foot.
* RealMenWearPink: As seen [[http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84/alinajames/snapshot20091115063745.jpg here]], though it's actually red when the episode in question comes up. He's also got a flowery tattoo on his left shoulder, which does have pink.
** BadassInANiceSuit: That is a damn fine suit.
** FlowerMotifs: He has what looks like a rose pinned to his suit, and sports a floral pattern on his both his shirt and a chest tattoo.
* SayMyName: From Episode 484: '''WHIIIITEBEEEEAAAARRRRD!!!!'''
* ShoutOut: Fans of ''GGundam'' should instantly recognize the God/Burning Gundam's legendary FinishingMove during some of Akainu's fights.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: It's doubtful that he even knows the concept of overkill ''exists''.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: And the ''One Piece'' world just got bleaker.
* UndyingLoyalty: For the Marines, nothing will stop him. Not even the strongest man of the world.
* VillainByProxyFallacy: [[EstablishingCharacterMoment The first thing]] we see him do is blow up a ship full of evacuees that the Marines had promised to spare on the grounds that there ''might be the slightest possibility'' that there is a scholar on board who could read the Poneglyphs.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: There is nothing he will not do to preserve the peace of the world, but the lengths to which he will go to preserve that peace ironically [[HeWhoFightsMonsters make him as bad as the pirates he's trying to stop, if not worse]].
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[[folder:Admiral Kizaru ("The Yellow Monkey")]]
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-->"''Speed is... 'weight'. [[PreAsskickingOneLiner Have you ever been kicked at the speed of light?]]''"

->Voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (JP)

Real name Borsalino, Kizaru is the only pre-timeskip Admiral to have retained his position, after Akainu was promoted and Aokiji left. He has somewhat of an absentminded and out-there personality, committing such acts as mistaking his snail wiretap for his phone, and politely asking the pirates who just shot at him if they knew someone he was looking for. Despite this, he follows Absolute Justice, and believes that every pirate, no matter what their crimes or actions, however severe, are sinners, and will mercilessly pursue them. He ate the Glint-Glint Fruit (''Pika Pika no Mi''), which allows him to turn his body into light, fire laser beams, and travel at the speed of light.
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* AffablyEvil: Makes polite small-talk with pirates right before he roundhouse kicks them into oblivion.
* {{Badass}}: Let's put it this way. He's the only Admiral to [[spoiler: attack '''Whitebeard''' during the war, and come out unscathed afterwards.]]
** BadassInANiceSuit: That is an awesome suit.
** BadassGrandpa: He's 58! He certainly hasn't slowed down with age.
* BigEntrance: After some background and off-screen moments before, how does he arrive at Sabaody Archipelago? Riding a cannonball.
* CloudCuckooLander: Very much "out-there" when without a specific quarry, and apparently was unaware of the trail of mass destruction he was creating. Some of it may be ObfuscatingStupidity, but at least some of it is genuine.
* CoolShades: Wears a pair.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His proper introduction consisted of asking ''pirates'' where his subordinate is. When they wouldn't answer and ran away instead, he showed everyone why he's a Marine Admiral by blasting down a mangrove tree the size of a city ''with a kick''.
* ExtremityExtremist: With the exception of Rayleigh, he never attacks anyone physically with anything except a single kick.
* FictionalCounterpart: To UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi, a unifier of Japan, who was nicknamed 'monkey' and was known for being crafty, polite and resourceful, while working with a [[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga man who was known for utterly destroying anyone who stood in his way]] and [[UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu another guy who was known for his cooldheadedness, general laziness and knowing when (or not) to strike.]]
* HeroAntagonist: Yes, he is brutal, merciless, and incredibly destructive (sometimes unintentionally)... but his enemies are pirates that, excluding Straw Hat, are either SelfishEvil or absolute monsters, and all his actions are for the protection of civilians.
* LeanAndMean: He's tall, skinny, and serves as an antagonist. Just like his co-workers.
* LightEmUp: The Glint-Glint Fruit gives him power over light.
** BeamSpam: His ''Yasakani no Magatama'' technique is classic BeamSpam.
** BlindedByTheLight: He once attacked Hawkins with a bright flash of light.
** FrickinLaserBeams: Can fire them from either his fingertips or his foot, with their power varying between "pierce someone's body" and "blow up buildings".
** HardLight: The only way to explain how he can kick someone when his leg is transformed into light.
*** '''Actually...''' [[FridgeLogic It's very possible that he just changes it back to a physical solid right before it makes impact, which, considering the speed of light, would make his kick comparable to a black hole.]] And most of the characters are MadeOfIron or stronger, with some being able to take a fist of burning-hot lava through the lungs and still stand, so take into consideration how everyone he successfully kicked was on the ground, unable to move from the pain.
** LaserBlade: His ''Ama no Murakumo'' technique creates a literal lightsaber.
** LightIsGood: If you're an innocent civilian or a Marine, the light is very good.
** LightIsNotGood: If you're a criminal, the light is very much ''not'' good.
** ReflectingLaser: His ''Yata no Kagami'' technique, he usually uses it to get from point A to point B which is usually right up in some poor pirate's face.
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from the Momotaro legends.
** Also applies to the 3 techniques he's used so far, each is named after (and has traits that relate to) one of the Imperial Regalia of Japan. ''Yata no Kagami'' is a mirror, ''Ama no Murakumo'' is the shortened form of ''Ama no Murakumo no Tsurugi'' (more commonly known as the ''Kusanagi no Tsurugi''), and his beam spam ''Yasakani no Magatama'' is (believed to be) a necklace made of jade magatama stones.
** Also extends to his real name, Borsalino: which comes from 1) A role the person [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed he was based on, Kunie Tanaka]] played; 2) A French film called Borsalino where the title character takes the same approach he does while fighting crime (read: laid-back and care-free); and 3) An Italian hat company. As of Chapter [[spoiler:622]], all of the above has been referenced in the character.
* NiceHat: In a silhouette shown in Chapter 319/Episode 217, [[spoiler:and shown he used to have one 15 years ago]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance is based off of Japanese actor Kunie Tanaka.
** The Brazilian fanbase met his appearance with certain confusion, since his face (and thanks to his glasses) also looks quite a lot like old-school rockstar Marcelo Nova.
** Same can be said for the French fanbase, looking suspiciously like a formerly famous comedian named Ramzy.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Similar to Akainu, although he seems more like a caricature.
* OneManArmy: Outside of [[spoiler:Rayleigh and Whitebeard]], ''no one'' has managed to make him fight seriously. Hell, he literally mowed down members of [[spoiler:the Whitebeard Pirates]] with impunity during the Marineford arc.
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As an Admiral, he's one of the most powerful characters in the series.
** CurbStompBattle: The Sabaody Archipelago Arc basically amounts to Kizaru absolutely annihilating every Pirate in his way. Fortunately for our protagonists, [[spoiler:Rayleigh]] can hold him off.
** HeroKiller: There is a reason every pirate, good or bad, shit themselves at his presence. He effortlessly defeats Drake, Urouge, Apoo, Hawkins ''and'' Zoro in the Sabaody Archipelago arc, for starters.
* PermaStubble: Seems to go with this look. [[spoiler: even after the [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120802003521/onepiece/images/6/62/Z_Kizaru.jpg timeskip]], he hasn't changed a lot.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: You wouldn't think so when he was first introduced, but after observing him for a while, you'll see why every pirate on Sabaody was terrified of him. Made even more literal when he uses his Devil Fruit powers to utterly [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] everyone in his way.
* ShootEverythingThatMoves: But to his credit, he hasn't hurt neither civilians or Marines so far.
* ShapingYourAttacks: The Ama no Murakumo sword is entirely made of light. In one of the VideoGames, he has a move named "Ama no Iwato" (Heavenly Cave Entrance) which consists of a massive laser shaped as a monkey head.
* [[spoiler:SmokingIsCool]]: [[spoiler:In Chapter 622, a flashback reveals even ''he'' pulled this off pretty well]].
* SuperpowerLottery: His power is extremely powerful even among Logias. It is often regarded as the most [[StoryBreakerPower broken]] Logia in the entire series.
** NighInvulnerable: Even when compared to the other Admirals: At least lava and ice are part of an established ElementalRockPaperScissors. Good luck trying to figure out how to harm ''light'' without using [[KiAttacks Haki]].
*** While not canon, Pirate Warriors 2 shows that Kizaru is surprised when Ener's lighting manages to block his light. The game might be onto something here.
** PersonOfMassDestruction: He blasted a mangrove tree the size of a city ''with a kick''. Even more unnerving is that he seems ''[[CloudCuckooLander not to be fully aware]]'' of the destruction he is capable of.
** SuperSpeed: Can move close-to or ''at'' the speed of light in his [[ElementalShapeshifter elemental form]].
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: One example has him giving an almost literal OneHitKill to Basil Hawkins ''several times''. The "almost" bit comes from Hawkins' [[HollywoodVoodoo Devil Fruit abilities]] to fall back on.
* UnfortunateNames: At least according to TheOtherWiki, "yellow monkey" is also an obscure ethnic slur. It's... doubtful this was what Oda had in mind when naming him, given the Momotaro theme the Admirals share.

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[[folder: Admiral Fujitora ("The Purple Tiger")]]
-->''"That this world's filth may go unseen... is one pleasure known to the blind."''
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Real name Isshou, Fujitora is one of the admirals who replaced Aokiji and Akainu after the time-skip.
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* AFatherToHisMen: Sort of - It's a weird relationship, considering that his men act as spotters for his DF's Area-destroying capabilities (think of it like Heavy Artillery), but he makes sure that they are out of his own immedeate combat zone and cares about their well-being more than you would expect a Akainu-promoted Admiral too.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Let's face it, when you're the only one sent to deal with a renegade Warlord who has shown himself to be one of the single strongest non-Emperor combatants in the entire series and who [[spoiler: very nearly killed Smoker and would have if Kuzan hadn't shown up just in time]], along with said Warlord's treacherous [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] former underling who happens to be a Warlord himself, you are this.
* {{Badass}}: He is on par with his other Admirals and able to kick ass with the best of them.
** HandicappedBadass: And he does it all while blind.
* BlindJustice: It seems to be his theme.
* BlindWeaponmaster: He is an expert fighter and blind.
* ColonyDrop: [[spoiler:Can apparently make giant meteors fall out of the sky '''at will'''!]]
* {{Conscription}}: How he entered the Marines during the time-skip, along with the third Admiral
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu:
** Evidently, he doesn't give a damn over whether or not [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] is a Warlord or an aristocrat (or even a World Noble). Issho's throwing ''meteors'' at him anyway.
** He likewise states right to his face [[spoiler: that he knows Doflamingo had forcefully taken over the Dressrosa kingdom from the Riku Family and that he plans to do something about it once the business with the Straw Hats is finished.]]
* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler: Doflamingo, as he wants to end the Shichibukai system but considers preventing Luffy from rampaging around Dressrosa to be more important, at least for now.]]
* GravityMaster: Appears to have some sort of control over it.
* HellIsThatNoise: Being blind, he relies upon his Observation haki and his hearing to get around and fight, which while it allows him to hear things such as Nami's thunder attacks from ''halfway across Dressrosa'', it also means he can't ''see'' the aftermath, which makes him vunerable to certain tricks [[spoiler: like Law using a Marine's heart to get one of Fujitora's subordinates to have a literal heart-attack, which immediatelly got Fujitora's attention because ''something'' just happened to his subordinates - which in turn allowed Law to "Room" out of Fujitora's relapsed "gravity" due to Fujitora's concentration being momentarily broken]].
* HeroAntagonist: There's nothing really villainous or evil about him; he just happens to oppose the protagonists by default just like Kuzan.
* HumbleHero: When being heckled by Doflamingo about his power, he admits he's still a rookie compared to the other admirals.
* MeleeATrois: He was locked into a three-way duel between himself, [[spoiler:Trafalgar Law and Donquixote Doflamingo.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Just like the rest of the admirals. He's based on Shintaro Katsu and his famous role as the blind samurai {{Zatoichi}}.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Drawn just as realistically as Akainu.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: So far, we've seen him blow a massive hole in the floor of a restaurant with what appeared to be a gravity well and [[spoiler: summoning a fucking '''meteor''' to flatten Law]]. Given that he's an [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Admiral]], it's kind of to be expected.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Fitting to his admiral name, he wears purple clothes under his marine coat.
* RamenSlurp: While [[spoiler: riding on a ship he's using his gravity powers to propell through the air, no less! And his reaction to Law redirecting one of his own meteor attacks back at him is to keep eating the noodles.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
** His reaction to finding that Dressrosa is full of New World Pirates and there's probably going to be a fight later? [[spoiler:Call in lots of medics for the inevitably wounded, and make sure to count how many civillians there are in Dressrosa so the Marines know who to protect and how many need that protection. He seems to have taken Kuzan's place as the resident example of this trope among the Admirals]].
** His dream that now he can pursue now that he is an Admiral? [[spoiler:Remove the Seven Warlords from their seats of power by ending the system]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: Potentially. He has outright stated that his desire to [[spoiler:disband the Seven Warlords of the Sea]], and remarks that there's no way to know how that will affect the BalanceOfPower until it's been done.
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[[folder:Admiral Ryokugyu ("The Green Bull")]]

The other new Admiral introduced after the timeskip. He/she is a enigmatic character yet to be physically introduced to the story, but he/she has already been referenced.
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* {{Conscription}}: Like Fujitora, he/she was one of the many conscripted by Akainu, and was strong enough to land himself/herself the Admiral position to replace the spots left by Akainu and Aokiji.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: We don't know much about this person yet, but given the theme the Admirals seem to be following, odds are good he/she will abide by this too.
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[[folder:(Former) Admiral Aokiji ("The Blue Pheasant")]]
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-->"''And remember this: I am not your friend... If you do anything, I'm the 'enemy' that will be the first to catch you.''"

->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (JP), Creator/JasonDouglas (EN, Funi), BobCarter (EN, Unlimited Adventure)

Real name Kuzan, Aokiji is one of the three Admirals, the strongest fighters in the Marines. Aokiji follows a form of justice that he calls "Lazy Justice", resulting in a very relaxed, almost self-assured attitude. When he first met the Straw Hats, he showed no intention to fight, calmly discussing things like their bounty increase and even making a pass at Nami, leading the group to initially wonder if he really was an Admiral or not. He ate the Chilly-Chilly Fruit (''Hie Hie no Mi''), a Logia with power over ice. Overall he's a pretty chill guy.

During the two years TimeSkip, [[spoiler:he battled Akainu for the rank of Fleet Admiral and lost, leading to him leaving the Marines.]]

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* AnIcePerson: The Chilly-Chilly Fruit allows him to turn into living ice.
** HarmlessFreezing: Averted. The dangers of him freezing you solid are mentioned and shown several times. One character even lost an arm because of this. On the other hand, [[spoiler:Buggy]] survives being frozen with no harm done to him.
** HumanPopsicle: A common application of his power.
** KillItWithIce: His standard method of attack.
** NighInvulnerable: Like all Logia powers. Though his ice can be shattered, doing so is little more than a brief inconvenience to him.
* [[spoiler:ArtificialLimbs: Lost his leg presumably during his duel with Akainu, but thankfully with his Logia power, he has an ice prosthetic.]]
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: A brief scene in the anime has him sitting atop a frozen version of one of these.
* {{Badass}}: This should really go without saying, but [[spoiler:Aokiji fought Akainu for over '''ten days.'''.]] '''''BAD. ASS.'''''
* [[spoiler: BigDamnHeroes: Sort of. He showed up on Punk Hazard in the nick of time to save Smoker from being killed by Doflamingo.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Being an Admiral, he's one of the World Government's "Ultimate Attack Forces". They are the ''strongest'' the WG has to offer. However, Aokiji himself is a very carefree and lazy person. He even upholds what he dubs as "Lazy Justice".
* CombatStilettos: At least during [[spoiler:the War of Marineford]]. One of the few warriors using them without being crossdressers in the series.
* CooldownHug: [[IncrediblyLamePun The coolest hugs you will ever get]]. [[KillItWithIce A bit]] ''[[KillItWithIce too]]'' [[KillItWithIce cool, unfortunately]]; [[HumanPopsicle just ask Robin and Luffy]].
* TheDrifter: a [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120207181223/onepiece/images/4/48/Kuzan_kid.jpg SBS reveals]] he spent his childhood as a vagrant. [[spoiler: After leaving the Marines, this is the life he returns to.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Rides a giant penguin to Punk Hazard.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While not exactly "evil" in the traditional sense, Kuzan was nonetheless a marine -- and one you wouldn't call soft. Yet he was outright disgusted when Akainu (then known as Vice-Admiral Sakazuki) blew up a ship of innocent evacuees on the off chance that ''one'' criminal managed to get on board. So much so that twenty years later, when the Fleet Admiral position opened up, he did whatever he could to ensure that Akainu did not become Fleet Admiral, despite originally having little interest in the position himself (Sengoku originally nominated Aokiji for the position; Akainu only became a candidate due to the support of several high-level government officials), to the point that the two had a ''death match'' just to fill the position. [[spoiler:Then when he lost, he was so adverse to serving under his rival that he ditched the Marines and gave up his position as an admiral.]]
* FictionalCounterpart: Of UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu. The lazy justice mentality is just one of MANY similarities.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Post-Time Skip, he wears a glove on only one hand [[spoiler: presumably to hide the burn scars covering it.]]
* HeroAntagonist: There's nothing really villainous or evil about him; he just happens to oppose the protagonists by default.
** [[spoiler: Post-Time Skip, he's dropped the Antagonist part.]]
* [[spoiler: HomelessHero: The timeskip hasn't treated him well after he left the Marines.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: His honor was the only reason he didn't capture the Straw Hats when he first met them, as he agreed to fight Luffy one-on-one and not harm Luffy's crew.
* LeanAndMean: He's tall, skinny, and serves as an antagonist. Just like his co-workers.
* LennonSpecs: He used to wear them back when he was a Vice-Admiral. After the timeskip, he wears them again.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: Aokiji's Ice-Ice fruit turns him into ice; it shatters when hit, but he can simply pull himself together like the [[TheTerminator T-1000]].
** He also threatens to do this to Robin. Fortunately, the others are both fast and gentle enough to get her out of the way.
* MeaningfulName: His name is derived from the Momotaro legends.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance is based off of late Japanese actor Yusaku Matsuda.
* OhCrap: When Aokiji realizes that he [[RealityEnsues can't freeze Whitebeard's shockwave-based Tremor-Tremor powers]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Was already as high as a Vice Admiral 20 years ago, implying that he is at least in his mid-to-late forties, despite looking like he's around thirty. He also doesn't appear to age much between the attack on Ohara and the present story.
** He's ''49'' after the TimeSkip. That makes him only ''three'' years older than Crocodile, who looks way older than he does.
* OneManArmy: This is a guy who can freeze over a hundred miles of ocean without strain. Or nonchalantly stop a 300ft-tall Tsunami.
** AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Goes with being an Admiral.
** HeroKiller: While somewhat more reasonable than the other admirals, he is still one of the Marine's feared "Greatest Attack Force".
** PersonOfMassDestruction: He can start an ice age all by himself if he wanted to.
*** [[spoiler:To put it in perspective, his battle with Akainu changed Punk Hazard's weather permanently. His half is an entire frozen wasteland with frequent blizzards]].
* TheOtherDarrin: In the English dub of Unlimited Adventure, Aokiji was played by Bob Carter. In the actual series, he's played by Jason Douglas.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While he does follow orders, he also follows "lazy justice", only going after those who he deems a legitimate threat. When a line's been crossed, that's when he'll willing to disobey orders, and of the three Admirals, he represents the LawfulGood in tandem with Kizaru's LawfulNeutral and Akainu's LawfulEvil. It also seems that of the three, he values the lives of civilians more than they do.
* [[spoiler:ScarsAreForever: Has a few nasty burn scars from his duel with Akainu]]
* [[spoiler:ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Ditches the Marines after Akainu becomes Fleet Admiral.]]
* ShapingYourAttacks: "Ice Block: Partisan" (makes [[BladeOnAStick ranseurs out of ice]]) and "Pheasant Peck".
* SleepMask: Is generally seen wearing one, like as seen in the picture.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: His logia powers usually render the battlefield a Artic waste - He even turned the entire Marineford Bay into a giant ice rink on accident.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Averted. He can use his Devil Fruit powers to freeze the sea below him, giving him a '''massive''' advantage over other Devil Fruit users.
* SuperpowerLottery: Even among his colleagues in the Admirals, he stands out as a clear winner. In addition to the standard benefits of a [[ElementalShapeshifter Logia]] [[NighInvulnerable fruit]], his freezing power is unique in that it lets him harmlessly cross the open ocean - negating the one weakness all devil fruit users share.
** Not only can he do things like ride his bike from island to island, he can also prevent others from doing so by freezing the ocean. In a world of water where pretty much everyone travels by ship, ''entire armies'' are less effective than him.
*** There's only a handful of fruits that have any kind of advantage over his (and all of those '''''do''''' have SuperDrowningSkills): the [[PlayingWithFire Flame-Flame]], the [[MagmaMan Magma-Magma]], the [[SuperPowerLottery Tremor]]-[[UpToEleven Tremor]], and the [[PowerOfTheVoid Dark-Dark]] - and maybe the [[LightEmUp Glint-Glint]]. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Unfortunately for Kuzan, all of those fruits belong to some of the only people he would actually need to fight seriously against.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Carries out his orders as his morals interpret, even if it involves destroying an island of people.
** To be exact, he was only ordered to kill the ''scholars'' of said island, but this trope still counts, as he's genuinely well-intentioned.
* WildCard: [[spoiler: After having left the Marines and realizing just how truly corrupt the world is, government and marines, it becomes clear that Kuzan seems to be only looking after his friends.]]
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!Vice-Admirals

[[folder:(Former) Vice-Admiral Garp "The Fist"]]
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-->''"So what if I dropped you off a few cliffs, tossed you into the midnight jungle, and tied you to a balloon and set you to fly away...? '''It was to make you a stronger man!"'''''

->Voiced by: HiroshiNaka (JP), BrianMathis (EN, Funi)

Monkey D. Garp is a Marine famed for pursuing Gold Roger back during the olden days. He's also Ace and Luffy's grandfather ([[spoiler:adoptive in Ace's case]]) and, ironically enough, [[spoiler:the father of the world's most-wanted criminal, Dragon the Revolutionary]]. Garp is a cheerful, affable fellow, and is a friend of Sengoku and apparently Bartholomew Kuma as well. While he is happy that his grandchildren are making their way in life, he is also sorely disappointed in both of them for becoming pirates instead of Marines, in particular blaming Shanks for influencing Luffy in becoming a pirate. Garp was been offered promotions to Admiral several times, but refused them all.

After the battle at Marineford, he resigned from his position, but stayed in the Marines as an instructor, training and teaching younger Marines.
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: It became clear during the Marineford War that despite the fear Luffy has for his grandfather, he does indeed love him. [[spoiler:As Luffy was mere feet away from Ace, Garp stood in his way out of duty, stating that if Luffy wanted to get to Ace, he would have to kill him. Ultimately, Luffy told him he couldn't do it, but Garp forced his hand -- and then he falters, allowing Luffy to punch him and clear the way to Ace, showing that his love for his grandchildren outweighed his duty.]] In fact, Garp's reasoning for his harsh training is shown in a flashback, with this [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] line.
-->'''Garp''': You probably hate me for being so strict. But the reason I give you such hard training, and want you to become a Marine, is because I don't want you to go down the wrong path. That is my wish.
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Grandpa]]: PlayedForLaughs, with respect to the training of his grandchildren.
* AlmightyJanitor: Played with. Vice Admiral is no "Janitor", but you would think the guy who [[spoiler:rivaled the Pirate King Gold Roger]] would be at the top of the chain. Garp, however, is perfectly content with his current rank and has refused numerous promotions to Admiral, despite arguably being the strongest marine next to Sengoku (and perhaps even stronger than that).
** Fully played straight after the TimeSkip, where he becomes a marine instructor.
* BadassGrandpa: The man throws cannonballs like they're baseball pitches, for Christ's sake! He can throw them with more force than an actual cannon. Literal in this case too, seeing as he is Luffy's grandfather. [[spoiler: Him and [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]] are about the only two people who could fully deliver on a promise to kill Akainu. It took the entire Blackbeard crew to stop Whitebeard, and Garp had to be restrained by Sengoku.]]
* BadassInANiceSuit: Wears the exact same suit as Sengoku back when Roger was still around. Makes sense, as they kicked ass as a team.
* BoisterousBruiser
* BunnyEarsLawyer: The crap he was able to get away with, including arguing with the Fleet Admiral (both 20 years prior and recently, the former when he's asked for ''a promotion'') and going wherever he wants to without his superior's permission, is balanced by his amazing service and legendary status among the Marines, as "Garp the Hero", who alongside Sengoku, in Kong's words, "carried the Marines on their backs". He is considered one of legendary figures during the era of Roger, having been the only one to corner him and battle as his equal. So that would give him a little lee-way amongst their ranks which he still holds even after retirement.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: This guy was offered a position as an ''[[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Admiral]]'' despite having [[BadassNormal no Devil Fruit powers]]. Every Admiral that we've seen has been a PersonOfMassDestruction with {{Story Breaker Power}}s. That is one ''hell'' of a Charles Atlas Superpower.
** When he was about to face Don Chinjao, he said that he ''crushed eight mountains in place of sandbags'' in preperation. ''Damn!''
* CloudCuckooLander
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: He's a legend of the Marines, while his son is [[spoiler:"The World's Most Wanted Man"]] and his grandsons are powerful pirates.
* CoolMask: Creator/EiichiroOda used the same design for Garp as he used for Luffy's unnamed grandfather in the ''[[OnePieceWanted Romance Dawn]]'' pilot stories, but didn't want readers to realize this too quickly. So he gave Garp a bulldog mask in his initial appearances. He wasn't revealed as Luffy's grandfather until Chapter 431 of the manga and Episode 313 of the anime.
* CoolOldGuy
* CurbStompBattle: During the Whitebeard War, he [[spoiler:''loses'' to Luffy. In one punch. Despite being the only person in the series who has ever genuinely scared Luffy. He obviously [[ILetYouWin took a dive]], though]].
* TheDreaded: He was this to pirates, and with good reason, as he is remarked to have cornered the Pirate King several times prior to the Golden Age of Piracy. He's also this to his grandchildren due to the TrainingFromHell he subjected them to during their HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears (relatively) early in the series as an officer who takes Coby and Helmeppo under his wing, though his face and importance are not revealed until hundreds of episodes later.
** He also appears (with a different backstory) in one of the ''Romance Dawn'' chapters, making his Early Bird Cameo arguably ''earlier than the series itself''.
* EpicFlail: It's the size of a Goddamn ''battleship''!
* GenerationXerox: Aside from his similarities with Luffy, Smoker's relationship with Luffy is extremely similar to the relationship Garp had with [[spoiler:Roger.]] While Smoker chases after Luffy because he was the first pirate to ever escape him, it becomes clear that Smoker can't find it in himself to ''hate'' Luffy -- an issue that also plagued Garp, as he was never able to hate [[spoiler:Roger. In fact, by the time of the Pirate King's execution, the two had pretty much become FireForgedFriends (even if Garp would never admit it), so much so that Roger entrusted Ace's safety to him.]]
* [[PapaWolf Grandpa Wolf]]: He would have killed [[spoiler:Akainu for killing Ace]] if Sengoku hadn't stopped him.
* HeavySleeper: Often spontaneously and without warning, which is where his grandchildren get it.
* HeroAntagonist: Well, he ''is'' "Garp the Hero". He could be a personal embodiment of the [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything Straw Hat Pirates]]' relation with the [[ForGreatJustice Marines]].
* [[spoiler:ILetYouWin]]: [[spoiler:Against Luffy in Marineford. There's a reason why a guy titled "The Hero", who cornered and fought Gold Roger on many occasions, went down so easily. The reason? His grandchildren. Sengoku even realized what had happened: "You're some father yourself, Garp"]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: He looked [[MrFanservice remarkably hunky]] as a [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Garp?file=Garp_Young.png young Marine]], very much resembling a mixture of Ace and Luffy.
* LightningBruiser
* LukeIAmYourFather: Grandfather, actually, though he did deliver the more traditional version, too.
* OlderAndWiser: To Luffy.
* OptOut: He wishes to step down from his position in the Marines, after all that's happened in the Whitebeard War.
* ParentalHypocrisy: Garp is about to beat on Luffy when they both fall asleep. When Garp wakes up later, he then wails on Luffy for ''falling asleep'' despite having done so himself.
* ParentalSubstitute: He '''tries''' to be this for both Luffy and Ace. He doesn't succeed.
* ThePowerOfLove: He claims that he can punch through Luffy's rubber defenses because he uses a "[[ArmorPiercingSlap Fist of Love]]!"
* PunnyName: When his name is translated into Japanese, garp means ''koi''. Koi is a decorative fish, but in other context with different kanji it means love. Garpís signature attack Fist of Love (''Ai yaru Kobushi'') is a hidden reference to his name as it uses another word for love instead of koi.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Sengoku. Garp is the red oni, being HotBlooded and a RebelliousSpirit within the Marine ranks. Sengoku is the blue oni, being calculated and serious. The dynamic is upset somewhat when Sengoku gets impatient with Garp's family, yet Garp always brushes him off with a laugh.
* RefugeInAudacity: Can brag about the achievements of his criminal grandson in front of Sengoku, and the only punishment he gets is Sengoku [[RuleOfFunny stealing and eating his crackers]].
** Subverted at the end of the Water 7 arc. He made an official report that he let Luffy go because he's his grandson. Predictably, Sengoku pulled rank and sent him back to do the job properly.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Seems to feel that throwing a child into a bottomless ravine, among other things, was an appropriate way to train him to be a strong Marine. Luffy's endless will to live has been attributed to this training, though.
** He then realized that his endless amount of time away from home was not working towards his goal of making Luffy a marine, so he left him with a friend and her underlings to raise into being a marine. Said friend was a mountain bandit. He was asking for it, really.
* TheSlowWalk: In the anime [[spoiler:Once Akainu kills Ace]] he is seen walking towards the Admiral with a preaty brutal snarl in his face, all too willing to rip Akainu apart. He would gladly have done so as well, but Sengoku stopped him
* TheCoatsAreOff: Does this sometimes during his LetsGetDangerous momemts, such as chasing the Straw Hats, or fighting alongside Sengoku against Shiki. See above to see the type of wear he had.
* ThereWasADoor: InvokedTrope. He reveals himself to the Straw Hats on Water 7 by punching through a wall explicitly because it [[RuleOfCool looked cool]]. He was nice enough to repair it afterward, though.
* TrainingFromHell: Which is why Luffy's so afraid of him. Comes in handy, though, as it turned Coby and Helmeppo from wimps to [[MemeticMutation MEN OF DESTINY]]!
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent: Played straight and subverted. He laments the choices his grandsons made in life, having wished they would become strong Marines. However, this is not out of disappointment, but because he never wanted to be put in the position of having to arrest and potentially execute them. Regardless of their behavior, he has always been proud of them, and expresses this sentiment aloud -- in front of Sengoku, no less.
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler:He was this to Gold Roger. So much so that Roger, knowing he would soon die, entrusted Garp with the life of his unborn child, Ace.]]
* ZeroEffortBoss: At Marineford, to Luffy.
** Of course, the fact that Luffy is his grandson (and that Ace, who Luffy was trying to rescue, was his adoptive grandson) [[ILetYouWin may have had something to do with it.]]
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Tsuru "The Great Tactician"]]
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->Voiced by: MinoriMatsushima (JP)

Vice-Admiral Tsuru is a Marine known from the era of Gold Roger, that is famed for her brilliant tactical mind. She's rather soft-spoken and doesn't say much these days, but she continues to have a uniquely special importance in the Marines, besides Garp and Sengoku. She's rather considerate to the pain of her colleagues, as shown during Ace's execution, she told Garp that he's not to blame as Sengoku began a speech to reveal [[spoiler:that Ace is Gold Roger's son]]. [[spoiler:She ate the Clean-Clean Fruit (''Woshu Woshu no Mi''), which grants her the ability to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin literally hang people to dry if they have a certain amount of evil in them]]]].
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* IWasQuiteALooker: ''[[http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130706054951/onepiece/images/9/95/Tsuru_Young_Marine_Film_Z.png This]]'' is her way back when she was just a {{Mook}}.
* KidWithTheLeash: She seems the only one who can order Doflamingo around and be obeyed without fault.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Or you might find yourself [[spoiler:"[[IncrediblyLamePun hung to dry]]"]].
* StayInTheKitchen: Averted. One of her Marine colleagues warns her to stay back, but she notes that if the Marines fail, there won't be anywhere safe in the world.
** Though considering the other female Marines present at the war, it seems likely that the sentiment was due more to age or her importance to the Marines than her gender.
* ThemeNaming: Tsuru is Japanese for "crane".
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Momonga]]
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-->'''Boa Hancock''': ''"Your crew is down to one."''
-->'''Momonga''': ''"One is not the same as none."''

->Voiced by: ShinichiroOta (JP)

A marine Vice Admiral who's the go-to [[FourStarBadass Vice Admiral]] of the series. He's been an HQ marine since the days of [[WorldsStrongestMan Roger]]. He's also a stand out among the high ranking marines in that he seems to care about his crew. He can also use ''Rokushiki''.
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* {{Badass}}: Yup. He killed a Sea King by cutting it open from the inside and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking without dirtying his suit]]. He later goes on to threaten [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Boa Hancock]] [[OneManArmy after she defeats his entire crew]], and [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp Luffy]] (although given his rank it was to be expected).
** BadassMustache
** BadassCrew: From what we've seen, his own crew isn't this... but when he arrived with four other Vice Admirals the [[OhCrap look on everyone's face said it all]].
* DoubleJump / FlashStep: Knows the Rokushiki skills ''Geppo'' and ''Soru''; [[CurbstompBattle using them to great effect]] against Luffy.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* OnlySaneMan: The only one on his entire ship that actually keeps a level head around Hancock.
* SurroundedByIdiots
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Vergo "The Demon Bamboo"]]
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-->"''Correct yourself, it's Vergo-san to you.''"

->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP)

A marine vice admiral and head of G-5, [[spoiler:secretly working for Joker, aka Donquixote Doflamingo.]] He has the ability to change the density of himself and objects in his possession, using Armament Haki. He's a Rokushiki user as well, being shown so far to be able to use Geppo and Shigan.
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* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:He ''curbstomped a Warlord of the Sea''!]]
** [[spoiler:Albeit only because [[WorfHadTheFlu he had Law's heart]]. [[CurbStompBattle Once Law got it back...]]]]
** [[spoiler:In chapter 681, in a fight with Sanji, he manages to ''fracture Sanji's leg bone''. Keep in mind that before the time skip, Sanji managed to kick ''Oars'' back up to standing position after he fell down.]]
* BadassBeard: [[spoiler:[[BeardOfEvil ... Of Evil]].]]
* [[spoiler:BaitTheDog: In universe example, to his own men and Tashigi.]]
* [[spoiler:BrokenPedestal]]: [[spoiler:He is this to G-5 after his status of mole is revealed]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Yeah, he's kind of a weird guy and has some bizarre quirks. He's also very, very good at what he does, [[spoiler:ESPECIALLY when he's on someone else's payroll.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mild example, but he doesn't realize he has food stuck to his face until it's pointed out to him.
** A better example: He claimed to [[spoiler:Caesar Clown]] that he was enjoying coffee and cookies while waiting for his return, only to be reminded that there had never been cookies to begin with.
** He starts looking for his sword to deal with the intruders, only to be reminded that 1) He never brought a sword, and 2) He's not even a swordsman.
** He told [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] that he would kill Law and take pictures of his corpse with the camera he brought. [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] reminds him that he didn't bring a camera. Vergo confirms and says he'll take an ear instead.
* [[spoiler:CoDragons: Chapter 732 lists him as a "super executive," essentially having the same rank as Pica, Diamante, and Trebol.]]
* CoolShades
* [[spoiler:CurbStompBattle: Delivered one to Law years ago that was so severe it traumatized him. He's able to do it again due to Law being weakened by not having a heart. Once Law gets it back, he's able to use two years of training to repay the favor]].
* [[spoiler:DeathOfAThousandCuts: What followed after Law cut him in half. He sliced up the rest of his body parts and left him hanging helplessly on a railing.]]
* [[spoiler:DirtyCop]]
* DoubleJump: He can use ''Geppo''.
* [[spoiler:EvilAllAlong]]
* FatherToHisMen: His patience with G-5 is the stuff of legends - even they respect him for being so kind to them. [[spoiler: Too bad it was just a facade.]]
* FingerGun: He can use ''Shigan''.
* [[spoiler:HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Law is really fond of this, it seems.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Knocks Law out using super-tough bamboo stick. True, bamboo sticks are pretty hard in even real life and he DID make it harder with his powers, but you'd think he'd use something a bit more practical. And then he uses it as a [[BlowGun blowgun]].
* InsistentTerminology: [[spoiler:Toward Law who wants him to call him Vergo-''san'' (Mr. Vergo in the English translation) and gets more annoyed when he doesn't. Ironically the one time Law does is when he cuts Vergo in half.]]
* JabbaTableManners: Implied. At the very least, whenever he eats, he leaves food on his face. That thing on his cheek? It's a leftover hamburger. Some citizens even remember him having french fries stuck to his cheek instead.
** He can't even drink tea right as he later has a tea bag on his face while having lunch.
* KiAttacks: He can use Armament Haki to increase his density and the density of objects, prompting one of his opponents to say his body is a 'mass of iron'.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Doflamingo confirmed his death in chapter 698.]]
* LightningBruiser
* MadeOfIron: See KiAttacks above.
* [[spoiler: TheMole]]
** [[spoiler: MoleInCharge: He's the head of G-5.]]
* MusclesAreMeaningful: Vergo is amazingly ripped underneath that overcoat of his, [[spoiler: and he can imbue his ENTIRE BODY with his ridiculously strong Haki.]]
* [[spoiler: NoNonsenseNemesis: For all his quirks, Vergo doesn't play around when he goes to work. Going straight for the kill and even then he never smirks or gloats. It's all business to him.]]
* [[PunnyName Punny Nickname]]: His nickname, "Kichiku", is written with the kanji for "Demon Bamboo", and is an homophone for "Brute" (written with a slightly different kanji).
* PoliceBrutality: One of the other translations for his title (due to the pun nature of it) is 'The Brute'. [[spoiler: Considering how badly he trounces Law, he definitely lives up to that title.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Initially mistranslated on some English manga sites as "Welgo".
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Hamburgers, as evidenced by the giant (almost whole) piece of leftover hamburger on his chin in his first appearance. When someone (inevitably) notices, he admits that they're his favorite.
* [[spoiler:UndyingLoyalty: He seems to be very loyal to Doflamingo, something the latter surprisingly acknowledges. Apparently, Vergo has been at Doflamingo's side longer than anyone else, and Doflamingo seemed to appreciate it enough to commend him for it, and deeply regretted his death.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainWithGoodPublicity]]: [[spoiler: The citizens on the island G-5 is located all look up to him after he saved the town from pirates. The same citizens that have had their children stolen and are marked as lost in a shipwreck by him]].
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Smoker "The White Hunter"]]
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-->"''You think you're dealing with run-of-the-mill pirates and then they do something extraordinary. Well, on these seas, it's either shape up or ship out. Grow strong or perish. Whose idea was it to come here anyway?''"

->Voiced by: GinzoMatsuo (JP, episodes 48-79), MahitoOba (JP, episodes 94+), ScottieRay (EN, 4Kids), GregDulci (EN, Funi)

Smoker is a tough Marine, who, when first introduced, was tasked with catching pirates that visited Loguetown before sailing for the Grand Line. After Luffy evades him (with some help), Smoker decides to leave Loguetown to pursue the Straw Hats. Unlike many other Marines in ''One Piece'', Smoker does not follow the rule of Absolute Justice and follows his own brand of justice, which he later preaches to Tashigi. Smoker's view on justice also allows the Straw Hats to remain free even being pirates during the Alabasta arc, warning Luffy that as a Marine, next time, he will have to try and capture him. He doesn't care for those who make too much noise around him, claiming that it disrupts his pace. He ate the Smoke-Smoke/Plume-Plume Fruit (''Moku Moku no Mi''), a Logia-type allowing him to turn into smoke.

Despite his stern, businesslike manner, he does seem to have a soft side. In Loguetown, when a little girl bumped into him and dropped her ice cream on his trousers, he takes it in good heart, even giving her money to buy a new cone with more ice cream. He also shows respect and even protective kindness to his subordinate, Tashigi, as well as letting Luffy go after Zoro was ordered to save Smoker from drowning.

During the time skip, he achieved the rank of Vice-Admiral, two ranks above his previous position of Commodore, and is still Tashigi's superior as she runs G-5.
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* AlmightyJanitor: It's heavily implied that Smoker's CowboyCop tendencies are the main reason why he had the rank he had at that beginning of the series, despite being a massively skilled combatant with logia powers. He was ''extremely'' under-ranked, even compared to a captain from Marine HQ. Even his promotion to commodore is still somewhat under-ranking. It was finally subverted after the TimeSkip when he became a Vice-Admiral, a rank that accurately assesses his abilities.
* AntiVillain [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV]]/HeroAntagonist: See ReasonableAuthorityFigure, SympatheticInspectorAntagonist and InspectorJavert.
* [[spoiler: AndShowItToYou / BeatStillMyHeart: By courtesy of Trafalgar Law. Ouch.]]
* {{Badass}}: So badass he can openly defy orders and jurisdiction and get away with it, albeit only because he has a few higher-ups covering for him.
** [[spoiler: He can also fight like it was nothing [[FreakyFridayFlip while in Tashigi's body]], which is explicitly weaker than his. He still managed to startle a post-TimeSkip Luffy a bit]].
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBiker: It spouts smoke and can cross the ocean!
*** And it runs on ''him!''
** BadassLongcoat: Adds this on top of his regular jacket post-TimeSkip.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: The 4Kids dub renamed him "Chaser" and removed his cigars.
* CombatPragmatist: Fights with Seastones infused in his weapons, which is essentially Kryptonite to anyone who's eaten the Devil Fruit.
** [[spoiler:Despite being trapped in a weaker body than his own and thus unable to use his smoke-powers, he has no trouble whatsoever to keep fighting like nothing important happened.]]
* CoolShades: Post-Timeskip. Dude, quit hogging the BadAss.
* CowboyCop
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Post-timeskip, he parked his ship off the most dangerous of the three islands in the New World closest to Fishman Island, reasoning that Luffy would undoubtedly pick it. Had it not been for a timely distress call, he would have been right.
** [[spoiler:He also reasoned that something must be off on the island simply because the amount of gas still lurking around was too great for it still being remnants of the accident 4 years ago and quickly figured out that Ceasar Clown must be behind it.]]
* TheDreaded: Smoker has become every bit as infamous as Luffy has (to pirates, at least), and with good reason: Luffy has never actually beaten him (though he could now, but it would be extremely close), [[spoiler:he almost beat Trafalgar Law, a ''Warlord of the Sea'', who really only won because he had haki of his own, and, as of the time of this writing, is currently handing Vice-Admiral Vergo his ass.]]
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Smoker's devil fruit abilities gives him a distinct advantage over most others, and even allowed him to fight [[PlayingWithFire Ace]] to a stand still. [[note]]Their powers cancelled each other's out.[[/note]] [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law is the first person to ever have a distinct advantage against Smoker in a fight, and even this is only due to having Haki of his own.]]
* EnemyMine: During Alabasta, he and Tashigi ultimately refused to arrest the Straw Hats due to the situation involving the country (and because Luffy ordered Zoro to save Smoker's life), and they eventually ended up ''helping'' them. [[spoiler:Ironically enough, during the Punk Hazard arc, he's stuck in this situation ''again'' with Luffy, and with current Warlord of the Sea Trafalgar Law along for the ride as well. He seemed rather pissed off about it, but considering him, it was to be expected.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: See PetTheDog, as proof that he's not a corrupt or over-zealous Marine.
* ExoticWeaponSupremacy: Smoker carries what is basically a quarter-staff-sized blunt sword with Devil-Fruit-Kryptonite mounted on the tip of it. The reason it's only at the tip is so that Smoker can hold the thing and still use his own Devil Fruit powers.
* FacePalm: He is seen doing one at the end of chapter 697 when [[spoiler:the G-5 Marines admit, with tears in their eyes, they love the Straw Hats for helping save the children and all they went through together.]]
* AFatherToHisMen: [[spoiler:The fact that he went against Doflamingo, despite obviously knowing that he stood no chance attests to this as it was to protect his men. Said men even begged Doflamingo to spare his life, as he would be the only one to take care of "riff raff" like them]]. Smoker may be harsh, but he cares more than he is willing to admit, and it shows.
* [[spoiler:FreakyFridayFlip: With ''Tashigi'' in chapter 663, courtesy of Law's DF powers.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: Has a huge soft spot for children, as seen on his very first appearance.
* HonorBeforeReason: He openly insults his superiors when they try to give him credit for saving Alabasta rather than admitting it took a group of pirates to fix things. Earlier on, he also gives Luffy a slight reprieve in exchange for Luffy saving his life.
* HyperAwareness: When stuck in Rainbase, he was able to identify which gator ate the key by remembering exactly what its growl sounded like.
* ILetYouWin: [[spoiler: In the latter half of the fight against Vergo, he purposely lets himself get trounced, largely as a distraction so Law can regain his heart (Vergo even noticed something was off about his fighting style as he was making himself a bigger target by turning into smoke). Before then though, Smoker was beating the stuffing out of him.]]
* InspectorJavert / SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Really, it matters on your perspective. Sure, he may be chasing after Luffy, who obviously isn't evil, but that is justified by Luffy being a pirate, and a rather chaotic one at that. It also helps that unlike most marines in the series, he isn't a complete and utter dick, he clearly cares about civilians a lot more than they do, and is extremely protective of the subordinates under him.
** GenerationXerox: Smoker's current relationship with Luffy is extremely similar to the one that [[spoiler:Luffy's grandfather, Garp "The Hero," had with the previous Pirate King, Gold Roger. Surprisingly (or rather unsurprisingly, seeing as how Luffy and Smoker's relationship has been leading towards this as well), the two ended up becoming FireForgedFriends, and Roger trusted Garp as much as he did his own crew. Garp, though unwilling to admit this, proved him right by taking in his son, Ace, as his adoptive grandson in order to protect him from the World Government and the Marines]].
* ItsPersonal: Let's just say he took [[spoiler: Vergo's betrayal of the Marines]] rather badly.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Smoker can be harsh at times, but there's no denying that he cares.
* KiAttacks: Now that he's a Vice-Admiral, he can use Haki. Like Luffy, he can use Armament Haki to harden his fists making it look like it turned into iron.
* KnightInSourArmor
* MedalOfDishonor: Smoker is ''furious'' at his promotion given for Alabasta's salvation when it is the Straw Hat Pirates who were the country's saviors; his participation in it was negligible at best compared to even Tashigi. The Government was basically cornered at this point; either cover up the truth with this sham of a medal, or openly admit that ''pirates'' saved a country from one of their own rogue privateers, so what do they do? They give the credit to the highest-ranked marine closest there, who just so happens to be far stronger than his current rank and is just getting a more accurate one.
* MrExposition: Whenever he is around, he's the one to inform the reader of until-then unknown information, [[spoiler:most recently by anticipating the involvement of Caesar Clown in the events on Punk Hazard.]]
* MrFanservice: A [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]] badass that [[SmokingIsCool constantly smokes]] with [[SilverFox white hair]] and is [[PapaWolf super protective of his subordinates]]? [[SarcasmMode No idea why he'd be popular]].
** [[spoiler: Turns into MsFanservice when he gets switched into Tashigi's body and still decides to [[AbsoluteCleavage keep an open shirt]]. Naturally, Tashigi wasn't too thrilled about this. [[AllThereInTheManual He even tored her bra off]].]]
* NighInvulnerable: Like all Logia Devil Fruits, he is difficult to injure. In Smokey's case, he's MadeOfAir.
* NoShirtLongJacket
* OutOfFocus: Deliberately for the first half of the Grand Line and the manga after the Alabasta arc. Smoker's logia abilities meant that Luffy didn't stand a chance in hell at beating him since he had no idea about haki at the time. [[spoiler:Since that's no longer a problem, he and Tashigi are bound to get their roles expanded.]]
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:Orders Tashigi and his men to keep away from Law, knowing full well that they don't stand a chance against him and looks close to shedding a tear for the men that got blown up on the ship.]]
** [[spoiler:Chapter 684 can attest to that as well, as Smoker lays a beat down on Vergo.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Strangely, Smoker is the only canonical Logia user who subverts this. He has the least destructive Logia power in the entire series. It's great for catching pirates, though.
* PetTheDog: We know he's not such a bad guy after he buys ice cream for a little girl who accidentally spilled her original cone on his pants, and even gives her enough to pay for a larger scoop.
** Well to be fair, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny his pants did eat her ice cream.]]
* RankUp: Went from Captain to Commodore, much to his ire. He got over it eventually (perhaps due to the fact that the rank was more accurate concerning his strength level) and used the perks the new rank entailed to go chasing after the Straw Hats. After the TimeSkip, he became a Vice-Admiral.
* RatedMForManly
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the very few Marines who isn't either incompetent or a sociopathic, [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] asshole.
* ShapingYourAttacks: Including "White Vine" and "White Snake".
* SmokingIsCool: Often seen chomping on two cigars at once. In the 4kids dub, this was edited to display him breathing smoke, instead.
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks: Smoker's obsession with capturing Luffy in the New World is what lead to his appearance in Punk Hazard. More specifically, Law taking his heart is what allowed him to trick Caesar into taking back Monet's heart, an act that would prevent her from blowing up Punk Hazard to stop the protagonists, via her death from the unknowing Caesar stabbing her heart (which he thought was Smoker's).]]
* SuperDrowningSkills: Would've met his end at Rainbase if Luffy hadn't told Zoro to save him.
* SuperSmoke
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: ''Really'' hates the idea of working with [[spoiler: Luffy and Law to form a counter-attack to Caesar Clown]].
* TheRival: You can argue this concerning his relationship with Luffy. However, it isn't so much as competing as it is Luffy running away trying not to get caught by him.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He wears a jacket, but leaves it constantly open. It leads to a bit of awkwardness when [[spoiler: he [[FreakyFridayFlip ends up in Tashigi's body]] and decides to keep the look.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: Smoker was literally the third strongest character in the East Blue Saga, after Mihawk and Dragon. He was the first person in the entire series to hand Luffy his ass, which was to be expected considering that he was a logia and Luffy had no idea what Haki was at the time. He was also far stronger than his original rank implied, and his strength made the Straw Hats wary when they had to face over a hundred of the same rank in the Enies Lobby arc.
* WhereItAllBegan: Smoker's SternChase after Luffy was a combination of this and GoOutWithASmile. He noted Luffy's similarities to Roger, down to the smile at death, and was the first person to realize that Luffy would become a major threat. The anime expands on this by showing that as a child Smoker saw Roger's execution, and after seeing the similarities in Luffy's own near-death experience, most likely came to the realization that if Luffy left Loguetown, he would undoubtedly become the Pirate King.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: He's actually a subversion. While Smoker is an antagonist, he does ''not'' have a black heart. See PetTheDog for more.
* WildCard: Apparently, over the TimeSkip he earned infamy as the marines' "stray dog". Considering his personality and past actions, it doesn't take an idiot to figure out that his rebellious nature hasn't changed in the least.
* TheWorfEffect: Gets this quite a bit.
** After nearly capturing Luffy, he was easily blown away by the powers of the newly introduced Monkey D. Dragon.
** After defeating Luffy again at Marineford, was beaten down by Hancock to demonstrate her usage of Haki.
** Was defeated, and has his heart removed by Law.
** Was beaten to near death by [[spoiler: Vergo]] who was holding back.
** Was [[spoiler:''easily'' defeated and almost killed by Doflamingo]].
*** To be fair, [[spoiler:Doflamingo was ''beyond'' pissed about having just been set up and was ready to kill just about anyone who so much as looked at him funny, so it's entirely conceivable that Smoker got punked the way he did because he wasn't fully prepared to deal with a homicidally-enraged Doflamingo with nothing to lose.]]
*** WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:You also have to account for the fact that Smoker had just gotten out of a particularly brutal fight with Vergo, in which the two were evenly matched. Meaning that Smoker was barely at half his usual strength ''at best'' when he was facing Doflamingo.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He's actually managed to beat Luffy [[CurbStompBattle handedly]] in each of their fights (if only because of his Logia powers though, Luffy can't exactly fight what he can't hit), but despite that, he has a certain level of respect for Luffy because he's the one pirate who's always managed to escape from him. This is to the point that even when Ace, one of the most infamous pirates and Whitebeard commander is in front of him, he opts to chase Luffy.
** In fact, Smoker's decision to leave his post to chase Luffy was in itself an acknowledgement of Luffy's WorthyOpponent status, as it serves as one of the first real endorsements after Shanks that Luffy has the potential to be the Pirate King.
** Not to mention that Luffy has saved his life before.
** Luffy seems to feel the same. When he met Smoker after the TimeSkip, [[spoiler:currently stuck in Tashigi's body,]] he wanted to postpone their fight until Smoker was back to full strength. Smoker was rather annoyed.
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[[folder:Vice-Admiral Maynard "The Pursuer"]]

-> Voiced by: N/A

AKA "Capman". He infiltrates Dresserosa as one of the gladiator competitors in the Coliseum. After identifying many big-names among the New World pirates, he discusses it with his fellow marines.
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* {{Badass}}: He dealt with a pirate with 67 million bounty without effort. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, that didn't save him from said pirate's boss]].
** BadassCape
* CoolShades
* HeroicBuild
* MeaningfulName: He's named after the real-life Royal Admiral John Maynard, who killed the real Blackbeard.
* NiceHat
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: Gets KO'd offscreen (before his match up no less) by Bartholomeo, after his trouncing of his subordinate]].
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!Captains and other high-ranked Marines

[[folder: Commodore Brannew]]
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-->Voiced by: Shinichi Yamada (JP), JohnSwasey (EN)

A marine based in Marine Headquarters who issues the bounties to criminals and give briefings to the high-ranking Marines at HQ.
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* AllThereInTheManual: His name was first revealed in a databook.
* AsYouKnow: His job is to basically do this. Justifies as he's debriefing high-ranking marines of the situation.
** And later lampshaded by Sakazuki, who says, "I already know that, Brannew!"
* CoolShades
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]
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[[folder:Captain Hina "The Black Cage"]]
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-->"''Hina mad.''"

->Voiced by: TomokoNaka (JP), KathleenDelaney (EN, 4Kids), JenniferSeman (EN, Funi)

Another marine captain who has is a close friend of Smoker from their training days and is the object of Jango and Fullbody's affections. She is quite competent at restraining criminals due to her Bind-Bind/Cage-Cage Fruit (''Ori Ori no Mi'') powers, which allow her to create iron shackles.
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* ActionGirl: Able to take down Okama Kenpo master Bon Clay with ease.
* ByTheBookCop: To Smoker's CowboyCop, and noted to be a major reason why Smoker's been able to get away with so much without getting fired.
* CoolShades: Wore a pair at Marineford.
* CleavageWindow: If Film Z is anything to go by, [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Hina?file=Hina_Film_Z_Outfit.png Timeskip Hina]] is starting to pull one off.
* ExtraOreDinary: Her DF lets her create '''iron''' shackles through various ways.
* LadyDrunk: If one of [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/a/a2/Ch586.jpg this cover page]] is to be believed.
* LadyOfWar
* RoseHairedGirl
* SmokingIsCool
* ThirdPersonPerson: She has a habit of talking like this.
* {{Tsundere}}
* YouNoTakeCandle: Has a habit of doing this when addressing herself.
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[[folder:Science Captain Sentoumaru]]
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-->"''He's late. The battleship should've already arrived. Strange... why haven't you contacted me, Uncle Kizaru? If we don't hurry... all of the rookies are going to be wiped out!''"

->Voiced by: KazueIkura (JP)

Captain of the Marines' Science Unit, personal bodyguard of the brilliant Dr. Vegapunk, and now a fully fledged member of the Marines. "Broadaxe" Sentoumaru rarely uses his [[AnAxeToGrind epynomous weapon]], though when he does it means he's either [[LetsGetDangerous fighting seriously]] or [[BerserkButton just pissed off]]. He claims that he has the "[[StoneWall strongest defense in the world]]", and his mastery of Armaments Haki serves to back up that claim.

He refers to Kizaru as "uncle" (in this connotation, it's like referring to him as a Mafia boss), as he is the Admiral that he is most affiliated with. He initially had a great deal of respect to Kuma, what with him being the test dummy for building the Pacifista, but after the incident at Sabaody, his trust in him has weakened greatly and he refers to him in a derogatory manner, despite Kuma having [[spoiler:lost his free will during his conversion to a Pacifista]]. He claims that he has nothing against pirates, but will still stop at nothing to crush them if that's what his higher ups command.
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* {{Acrofatic}}
* AlmightyJanitor: Pre Time-Skip, he was able to Curb Stomp Luffy ala the same style Mihawk did to Zoro. And he didn't even have a rank back then to hammer the fact.
* AnAxeToGrind: His weapon of choice, though he rarely uses it unless he feels the need to.
* {{Badass}}: Able to curb-stomp the main character in a manner that two Warlords and Vice-Admiral Garp were able to? Check.
** BadassLongcoat: Gets one reserved for high ranked Marines post Time-Skip.
* CrossDressingVoices
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: A running gag with with him.
* KiAttacks: Can use Haki to hurt Devil Fruit users, and can do so without actually landing a hit.
* LightningBruiser: Despite having the body build of a sumo wrestler, he's quite fast on his feet, being able to catch up with [[spoiler:a running Luffy]] during their first clash.
* MeaningfulName: His name is a reference to Momotaro, in whose tale the dog, pheasant and monkey appear (Akainu, Aokiji and Kizaru).
* NothingPersonal: Says to Luffy that he hasn't anything against pirates, but will follow orders as a Marine.
* OddNameOut: For some weird reason, he's possibly the only character in the whole series whose name is fully written with kanji. Every other character, even those with Japanese names like Sengoku have their name written in katakana.
* WolfpackBoss: He never shows up to a fight without a Pacifista or two on hand.
* WorthyOpponent: He considers Luffy to be this, as seen when he bashes the fake Luffy's skull in for using his name in vain.
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[[folder:Captain Tashigi]]
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->"''Why donít you kill me? Is it because I am a woman? In a real fight, there is no man or woman. If you donít fight with your real power, that will be the most shameful thing. You will never understand my feeling to be born as a woman. I didnít become a swordman just for fun!''"

->Voiced by: JunkoNoda (JP), PriscillaEverett (EN, 4Kids), Creator/MonicaRial (EN, Funi)

Tashigi was first introduced when the Straw Hat Pirates docked in Loguetown, where she was stationed. Smoker, her superior officer, seems to regard her as a protege; the two work very well together. While adept at sword fighting, she is unusually [[{{Dojikko}} clumsy]], which tends to get on Smoker's nerves. She is also [[{{Otaku}} very well-versed in katana]], knowing their names and origins. Zoro often feels highly uncomfortable around her due to her striking resemblence to his late friend Kuina, who she fights like and even shares philosophies with.

Like Smoker, Tashigi has her own view of "Justice" which differs from the Marines' own definition, and will fight for what she sees as the right thing to do. Tashigi's stated goal is to remove all Meido, a class of famous swords, from the hands of those who would use them for their own selfish ends.

During the TimeSkip, she TookALevelInBadass and achieved the rank of Captain, which means she received five promotions in the span of two years and now runs G-5 along with Smoker. She's also revealed to be a user of Haki.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Normally, she keeps her shirt buttoned. [[spoiler:When [[FreakyFridayFlip body-swapped]] with Smoker, however, he decided to keep his [[WalkingShirtlessScene open-shirt look]] while in her body. She was not amused.]]
* [[spoiler:AintTooProudToBeg]]: [[spoiler:After she gets her original body back in chapter 677, she begs Law to free her and Smoker. Smoker is disgusted by the very idea of pleading for mercy from a pirate, but Tashigi points out that it's not just their lives on the line, but that of their subordinates and the children experimented on by Caesar Clown, and they must put aside their pride in such a situation]].
* ArtEvolution: Like Shanks her design has changed a lot in the Whitebeard War Saga, to the point that many did not recognize her right away.
* BadassAdorable: Especially post TimeSkip.
* BlindWithoutEm: A running gag is that she's so near-sighted that without her glasses she will often speak to random people, thinking that they're Smoker.
* BreakTheCutie: She apparently didn't take the things she learned at Alabasta very well, considering we haven't seen her smile once since then. This is kind of heartbreaking considering she was used to be such a cheerful, if naive, person.
** [[spoiler: She did briefly smile while fighting Luffy...in Smoker's body]].
** KickTheDog: [[spoiler: And then Law decides to put the icing on the cake. When she loses to him (and gets cut in half), Law taunts her on being too weak.]]
** In chapter 696, [[spoiler: she's ''finally'' seen smiling again, during the huge party everyone had to celebrate their victory. Not only that, but she's ''laughing'' in the next chapter, when her men say they might grow to love the Straw Hats]].
* BullyingADragon: She has a bad habit of picking fights she can't win. This isn't caused by overestimation of her own abilities so much as her PluckyGirl tendencies (see below) and her bad habit of losing her head/ability to assess risk when excited by the prospect of a fight. Additionally, her stated goal is to remove all the Meitou from those who'd misuse them for selfish aims. Considering the theme of "conviction is strength" in ''One Piece'', her doing this is actually very consistent with the show.
** Not so much bullying as trying to provoke, but counts regardless. During the Battle of Marineford she spots Vista of the Flowered Sword, a division commander in the Whitebeard Pirates who can hold his own against '''Mihawk'''. She decides to try and fight him. She couldn't beat Zoro when he was holding back, and Vista is a New World pirate. Fortunately, events conspire to keep her from trying.
** Then she went and attacked [[spoiler:Trafalgar Law, the guy whose powers pretty much make swordsmen TooDumbToLive if they dare approach him. She got bisected for her trouble, though Law's powers make that fate nothing more than a temporary annoyance.]]
** One would also question why she attacked [[spoiler:''Luffy'' who is undoubtedly stronger and has probably learned Haki, while she's stuck in a body ''she barely knows how to use''. Tashigi's starting to make a habit out of this.]]
** She attacks and manages to cut [[spoiler:Monet, a Logia user, which almost averts this trope. Unfortunately, that was a lucky shot while Monet was distracted, and in a fair fight Monet has the clear upper hand. She does strike Monet down, but only when Zoro had drawn Monet's attention and seriously damaged her resolve.]]
* CuteClumsyGirl: When she's not sword fighting, she's pretty absent-minded.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Zoro accuses her of this, but it's clear that he wasn't so rational at the time. Unresolved grief can do that to an otherwise stable guy.
* TheDitz: Seriously, wear your glasses, [[WhatAnIdiot idiot!]]
* {{Dojikko}}: When katana are involved... yikes.
* [[spoiler: EnemyMine: With Zoro in Chapter 686, against Monet.]]
* [[spoiler: FlashStep: Post-TimeSkip, she's now learned how to use Soru.]]
* FlowerMotifs: On her shirt.
* [[spoiler: FreakyFridayFlip: With ''Smoker'' in Chapter 663, courtesy of Law's DF powers]].
* [[spoiler: [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Woman She Used To Be]]: In Chapter 661, when Trafalgar Law cut her in half with his powers. Since this isn't fatal or permanent, she gets put back together a few chapters later.]]
* [[spoiler: HowDoIShotWeb: When she [[FreakyFridayFlip ends up in Smoker's body]], she has some difficulty making use of his Devil Fruit powers.]]
* IdenticalStranger: To Kuina, resulting in Zoro preferring to run away from her rather than fight.
* InspectorJavert: Along with Smoker.
* {{Irony}}: When she lay defeated by Miss All-Sunday (Nico Robin), Crocodile arrived, [[KickTheDog stopping by]] to [[IShallTauntYou ridicule the Marines; her superior and partner; and her sense of justice]]. At the end of the civil war, an unconscious Crocodile crashes between the combatants, and Tashigi [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome personally places him under arrest and strips his Warlord status along with all honorary titles and privileges associated with it, while sparing the Straw Hats under her sense of justice]].
* KiAttacks: Confirmed to have Haki after the timeskip.
* LeeroyJenkins: She really seems to have a bad habit of rushing into fights against stronger opponents. Example being Zoro (who more or less just humored her on the first meeting), Nico Robin (despite Cobra's plea to back down knowing what Robin was capable of and hit Robin's BerserkButton by mentioning her bounty nickname), Luffy during the Marineford War as well as Vista (see BullyingADragon above), and most recently [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law]].
* {{Meganekko}}: A source of humor given her clumsiness and BlindWithoutEm tendencies.
** She's also got a bit of HotLibrarian going on post TimeSkip with the way she ties her hair.
* PerpetualFrowner: After the Alabasta arc. It might also have something to do with generalized job dissatisfaction.
* PluckyGirl: It's implied this is one of the reasons Smoker respects her.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When she's not fighting, she comes off this way. So much so that the parents of the kids that went missing [[spoiler: i.e: kidnapped by Caesar]] even asked for her by name.
* [[spoiler: SubordinateExcuse]]: [[spoiler:As a Captain Post-Timeskip, a large number of her subordinates seem to be smitten with her, much to Tashigi's irritation. They are incredibly loyal despite their lecherousness and often outright thuglike behaviour, however]].
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: In Alabasta. She chooses good, but having to choose at all puts her in a brief HeroicBSOD.
* TookALevelInBadass: First thing we see her doing post-TimeSkip is redirecting a cannon ball with her sword. Later she's shown blocking Zoro. Considering Zoro's own level in badass, and the fact that he was training with Mihawk, that's quite a step up.
* {{Tomboy}}
* WeaponOfChoice: Her katana, Shigure.
* UnkemptBeauty: Short hair, bad clothes, no makeup, wears glasses, and still looks impossibly delicate and beautiful.
** She grows her hair out during the timeskip, but the rest of this trope still applies.
* VaporWear: See her AbsoluteCleavage entry above. It's actually kinda noticeable that [[spoiler: Smoker!Tashigi isn't wearing anything underneath that shirt once it's unbuttoned, but it's actually revealed in a [[WordOfGod SBS]] that Smoker ''tore it off'']].
-->[[spoiler:'''Smoker''': ''I tore it off. You got a problem with that?'']]
* WorthyOpponent: Tashigi ''hates'' Zoro for insulting her pride as a warrior, but in spite of that she certainly has a great deal of respect and admiration for him and his fellow Straw Hats; enough so that she ordered her men to ''not'' arrest them after the battle of Alabasta, in honor of their courage in saving the desert kingdom from being torn apart by Crocodile.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: ...to clue the viewer in on the Kuina resemblance. This is only in the anime, though.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Captain Coby]]
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-->"''If I succeed, that's fine. If I die, that's fine also.''"

->Voiced by: MikaDoi (JP), KayzieRogers (EN, 4Kids), Creator/LeahClark (EN, Funi - younger), MicahSolusod (EN, Funi - older)

Coby is first introduced as a cowardly Chore Boy on board Alvida's ship. Through fear of being smashed by her Iron Mace, whenever she asked him who was the loveliest on the sea, he would reply, 'You are, Miss Alvida'. Eventually with the help of Luffy he found the courage to pursue his dream of leaving her and becoming a Marine.
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* BigDamnHero: If it wasn't for him, Kizaru would have killed Luffy and Law too probably.
* {{Bishonen}}: Grew up from a half-pint to this under Garp's training.
* ButtMonkey: Until he became a Marine.
* CompetenceZone: This guy reached the rank of Marine Captain before he reached twenty!
* FlashStep: By the time he meets Luffy in Water 7, he's been taught Soru. It's the only ''Rokushiki'' form he's been taught, however. [[spoiler: In the special Luffy episode, he was shown using what seems to be Rankyaku and Shigan though it could have simply been punching and kicking at a flash-step pace]]
* [[spoiler:TheEmpath]]: Bordering on [[spoiler:{{Telepathy}}]]. He is able to [[spoiler:sense people dying]] around him during the [[spoiler:Marineford War]], thanks to [[spoiler:Haki]].
* FriendlyEnemy: With Luffy. They're good friends, but they just happen to be on the opposing sides of the law.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has recieved a scar on his forehead during his TrainingFromHell. [[spoiler: After the timeskip, it seems to have gotten bigger.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Helmeppo.
* IGotBigger
* OnlySaneMan: Is the first one to call out everyone at the Battle of Marineford for their behavior. In front of a raging KnightTemplar psychopath who has shown absolutely no reluctance to use extreme force. Talk about badass.
* [[spoiler:PowerIncontinence]]: [[spoiler:During the Whitebeard War, he spontaneously develops Haki powers, specifically Observation Haki. The only problem? He can't ''stop'' hearing "voices". It severly freaked him out when he continually felt people dying during the War and others thoughts immediately after]].
* [[RoseHairedGirl Rose Haired Guy]]: It's not just a case of [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]; he fits the personality type rather well.
* ShrinkingViolet: A male version.
* ToBeAMaster: Wants to become an Admiral.
* TookALevelInBadass: After some TrainingFromHell, this former wimp can FlashStep and kick really hard.
** [[spoiler:And he takes another one when he stands up to ''[[GeneralRipper Akainu]]''. Let's think about this for a second: Coby stood up to the guy who ''killed Ace'', ''melted half of Whitebeard's face'', '''and''' mortally wounded Jinbe and Luffy for the sake of all the Marines that were DyingLikeAnimals because he and the other high-ranking officers couldn't stop their petty massacre of pirates that didn't even want to fight anymore. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NonePiece Coby my boy, you have balls]]]].
** And now, as some concept art revealed, he's a freaking Captain. He took even more levels in badass than Tashigi did (She went from Master Chief Petty Officer to being a Captain, while Coby went from not being a Marine at all to being a Captain as well)!
*** As revealed by Oda he is now a [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Rokushiki master]] with [[KiManipulation advanced haki]].
* TrainingFromHell: He and Helmeppo went through some. Under Vice-Admiral Garp, no less.
* [[spoiler:WhatTheHellHero]]: [[spoiler:Gives an absolutely epic one to the bloodthirsty Marines who are letting the casualties pile up during the war with the Whitebeard pirates, stopping ''the entire war'' for the duration. Nearly gets him vaporized by Akainu after the act]].
* VagueAge: Nobody knows exactly just how old Coby is. When we first see him, he looks much younger than the 17 year old Luffy, appearing no older than about 12. Yet, despite the fact that the first half of One Piece takes place over a course of no more than 6 months or so (or, at least, definitely less than a year), he appears to age by several years the next time the crew sees him in Water 7; he looks about the same age as Luffy! Oda [[HandWave says that he "went through a growth-spurt and tightened his muscles with Garp's training"]]; regardless, it's still doesn't make much sense that he appears to age from 10-17 THAT quickly. And after the two-year TimeSkip, it's even weirder; now he looks ''older'' than the 19 year old Luffy, appearing to be about 21-24.
** Overall, this could could be justified by the laws of the One Piece world, however. Humans don't follow the same growth patterns nor DNA patterns as real humans do; several adult characters in One Piece were shown as normal sized 10 year olds only to grow to be 8+ feet s adults, such as Crocodile and Doflamingo; Gekko Moriah was even shown completely average sized as a child only to grow to ''22 foot 7'' as an adult! Like Oda said, Coby just may have had some insane, yet normal growth spurt.
* WorthyOpponent: Now that he's managed to become a Marine, his new goal is to become this to Luffy. He still has quite a ways to go.
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!Other Marine Officers

[[folder:Lieutenant Commander Helmeppo]]
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->Voiced by: KouichiNagano (JP), SeanSchemmel (EN, 4Kids), Creator/TroyBaker (EN, Funi, episode 2-3), Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN, Funi, episode 68+)

Helmeppo was a coward who hid behind his father's wealth and power. Having a father who was powerful and greatly feared, he came to shun other people and see them as lower then himself. Whenever someone disagreed with him, he'd threaten to tell his father on them and have them killed. He thought his father also cared about him, until his father hit him after he gave him a order to kill Luffy who had punched him.
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* BerserkButton: Though a minor one, he is pretty upset by the fact that neither Luffy or Zoro, both of whom he put through a lot of trouble, recognize him despite his attempts to remind them.
* [[spoiler:CantCatchUp]]: [[spoiler:Afraid that he's going to lose out to Coby, especially after he learns that Coby has spontaneously developed Haki]].
* CoolShades: After he [[TookALevelInBadAss leveled up]], signifying his newfound badassary.
* DualWielding: His favored weapons are a pair of large kukri knives.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He bullies people and acts like an ass, but he would ''never'' murder a kid (even when he's literatelly holding a gun to a kid's head, he's shaking and ultimately can't go through with it.) Probably why he eventually has a...
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Coby.
* KickTheDog: In his first appearance, he orders a marine soldier to throw a little girl over a high wall just because she's tresspassing. Turns into a sort of retroactive PetTheDog when it's revealed that his fathers' orders would have called for the girl's execution, child or not.
* KukrisAreKool: Zoro even remarks on his choice of weapon when they fight.
* NiceHat: Has one after the time skip.
* TheOtherDarrin: In the Funimation dub, TroyBaker was for some reason replaced by Creator/MikeMcFarland.
* PunchClockVillain: Although [[HeelFaceTurn he later changed his ways]].
* SmugSnake: Originally was this, until he...
* TookALevelInBadass: Along with Coby.
* TookALevelInKindness
* OverlordJr: Started out as this.
* PrincelyYoungMan: The SpoiledBrat type.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Got over this issue with his and Coby's cover mini-arc, when his father kidnapped him, and Helmeppo stood up to him and showed him up for the bastard he truly is.
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!Low-ranked Marines

[[folder:Seaman Recruit Jango]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KazukiYao (JP), Pete Zarustica (EN, 4Kids), Kenny Green (EN, Funi)

Originally [[TheDragon Kuro's first mate]] for the Black Cat Pirates, he [[HeelFaceTurn joined the Marines]] after Luffy defeated his former Captain.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Though less than "Almighty", he is far tougher than a typical Seaman recruit, as he was formerly a high-ranking pirate (as far as East Blue pirates go, anyway).
* BadassLongcoat
* BunnyEarsLawyer: As a Marine, he and Fullbody have mutual fondness for both dancing and [[SubordinateExcuse Captain Hina]] that occasionally gets in the way of their missions. Hina just manages to put up with it, though.
* ChangedMyMindKid: In his cover story, he uses the confusion of a sudden pirate attack to escape capture from Fullbody. However, when the pirates gain the upper hand by taking a hostage, he comes back to help his new friend Fullbody out.
* CloudCuckoolander
* DayInTheLimelight: Is the focus of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPruibgsTUc one of the specials]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[DownplayedTrope Somewhat subverted.]] Even though he switched sides to the Marines following Kuro's defeat, he's still on a side that opposes the Straw Hat Pirates.
** HazyFeelTurn: Pirates and Marines have a broad variety of members in terms of morality. His views on justice aren't easy to pin down, only that he's still opposing the Straw Hat pirates.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Fullbody.
* HypnoFool: He accidently hypnotizes ''himself'' repeatedly.
* HypocriticalHumor: Kicks off his onscreen introduction as a Marine by stating that he hates pirates. Fullbody is [[LampshadeHanging quick to point out that he used to be one himself]].
* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Very obviously based off of [[MichaelJackson the King of Pop]].
* RingsOfDeath: He uses the same discs the uses to hypnotize people as throwing weapons.
* SillyWalk: Moonwalk à la MichaelJackson.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is sometimes spelled "Django" in translations.
* SubordinateExcuse: Doesn't even try to hide that he joined Hina out of an infatuation with her.
* SunglassesAtNight: Heart-shaped sunglasses, to be exact. [[spoiler: He even has heart-shaped eyes]].
* WouldHurtAChild: Threatens to do this to get Kaya to sign the will.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Seaman Recruit Fullbody]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/HideoIshikawa (JP), Tom Wayland (EN, 4Kids), Creator/JohnBurgmeier (EN, Funi)

Introduced as Marine Lieutenant [[RedBaron "Iron-Fist Fullbody"]] with a [[PrinceCharming liking for beautiful women]] and [[CulturedBadass drinking fine wine]], he also served to show off the abilities of a newly introduced Sanji by provoking him until finally receiving an [[CurbstompBattle epic ass-kicking]].

In events unrelated to his encounter with the Straw Hats, Fullbody is later demoted to a Seaman Recruit, and he, along with his new friend Jango, join up with [[LadyOfWar Captain Hina]].

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* AlmightyJanitor: Though "Almighty" is a bit of a strong word for him, he ''is'' considerably tougher than his current rank would imply. It helps that Hina seems to treat him as if he still had his old rank, giving him duo missions with [[ThoseTwoGuys Jango]] against entire pirate forces, giving him his own ship to command, and basically treating him and Jango as CoDragons.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: A sort of subversion, as he's way tougher than an average Seaman Recruit, but because he ''used'' to be a Lieutenant. However, it is also implied that he's much tougher than he was back when he was a Lieutenant.
* BoisterousBruiser: Post-demotion, he seems to have become this.
* BreakTheHaughty: His entire first appearance.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He and Jango have mutual fondnesses for both dancing and [[SubordinateExcuse Captain Hina]] that occasionally gets in the way of their missions. Hina just manages to put up with it, though.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Has a completely different persona after befriending Jango and getting demoted.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His cover story proves that the Straw Hats aren't the best barometers of determining which Marines are competent (as they are all monstrously strong). He proves himself extremely dedicated to his job when it counts (and actually seems to value civilian lives much more than [[KnightTemplar other Marines]]), and is more than capable of kicking ass. After joining with Hina, he and Jango take over fully-manned pirate ships completely on their own.
** In the manga, he easily beats down Yosaku and Johnny in his introductory scene, but it was cut from the anime.
* CulturedBadass: At least preferred to give off the image of one in his first appearance. One trick he was shown to use was to give a restaurant instructions to serve a specific wine, so he can pretend to identify it by wine tasting. However, Sanji saw through this and served him something else entirely.
** He drops this image completely after being demoted, though.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: Voluntarily accepts a demotion to Seaman Recruit rather than allow his new friend Jango to be convicted for being a pirate.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Jango.
* JerkAss: His first appearance, though to keep appearances he seemed to try and keep it mostly hidden.
* MeaningfulName: He's introduced as a self-styled wine connoisseur.
* NiceToTheWaiter: [[JerkAss He wasn't.]] Unfortunately for him, the waiter had a HairTriggerTemper and [[IronChef was completely capable of giving at least as good as he got.]] [[InsistentTerminology Oh, and he]] ''[[InsistentTerminology wasn't]]'' [[InsistentTerminology a waiter.]]
* RedBaron: "Iron-Fist" Fullbody. After joining Hina's crew, he upgrades to "Double Iron-Fist" Fullbody.
* SeriesContinuityError: A {{filler}} scene in the anime shows that he fell out of grace with the Marines after the events of the Baratie, and got [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned to a shitty-fleet-in-the-ass-end-of-nowhere]]. However, his cover story in the manga indicates that his position with the Marines remained unchanged right up until his demotion all the way down to Seaman Recruit.
* SmugSnake: In his first appearance.
* SubordinateExcuse: Doesn't even try to hide that he joined Hina out of an infatuation with her.
* TookALevelInBadass: Though he hasn't been shown fighting anyone personally since joining Hina, his tougher-looking appearance and upgraded [[RedBaron nickname]] indicates that he has in fact done this.
** Unlike Jango and pretty much half of the remaining mooks present at Marineford, he actually managed to withstand Luffy's outburst of Conquerors' Haki just fine.

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!Other

[[folder:Dr. Vegapunk]]
->Voiced by: N/A

A mysterious scientist who, despite having yet to make an appearance, is a huge figure in the ''One Piece'' world. Acclaimed as a genius 500 years ahead of his time, he is the designer of the Pacifista series and various other key inventions. According to [[WordOfGod Oda]], he is also the one person in the series who knows [[spoiler:the true nature of Devil Fruits]].
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* EvilGenius: Well, he IS working for the World Government, but we can't be too sure that he's "evil" yet.
** Actually [[spoiler: he agreed with installing in Kuma the one mission to protect the Thousand Sunny, a Pirate Ship, and his first inventions aimed to help his home island, so he's probably more neutral than evil.]]
* [[spoiler: FrameUp: In his past, he was set up by Rival scientist Caesar Clown to take the fall for the [[StuffBlowingUp Punk Hazard]] incident. [[TakingTheHeat He publically took responsability]] so that the world goverment could investigate and [[ClearMyName arrest Caesar]].]]
* MrExposition: Being the only man who understands certain aspects of the ''One Piece'' world, he's hinted to eventually fill this role.
* [[spoiler:[[ReluctantMadScientist (Possibly) Reluctant]]]] MadScientist: Responsible for truly bizarre inventions and discoveries, such as presumably having ''weapons'' eat Devil Fruits, turning Kuma into a cyborg, then making an army of cyborgs based on Kuma... using Kizaru's Glint-Glint Fruit ability, and turning the animals of his island into cyborgs. However, [[spoiler:he is the pride and joy of his home island. It is also said when he was young, his heart always longed to make his island better and warm from the freezing cold. So, he started to create a massive device for this very purpose, albeit unfinished]].
** [[spoiler: A flashback of Caesar's showed that, while he covered up most of Caesar's immoral experiments from the World Government. He refused to make a weapon of mass destruction or kidnap children to make them into super soldiers (something Caesar would do later on). Eventually he got fed up with Caesar and fired him from his staff.]]
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist
* OneManIndustrialRevolution
* SchizoTech: He's the source of quite a bit of it.
* ShroudedInMyth

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pacifista]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiHori (JP)

The Pacifista are a series of ''[[MechaMooks Human Weapons]]'' developed by Marine head scientist Dr. Vegapunk. They are [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots cyborgs]] built in the [[RobotMe mold]] of the Warlord of the Sea Bartholomew Kuma, who was the prototype for the project. As stated by [[AnAxeToGrind Sentomaru]], the funds required for the construction of just one Pacifista are roughly equal to that of a Marine-issued battleship.

[[spoiler: Sentomaru noted that after the timeskip period, PX-5 and PX-7 were outdated models from two years ago, meaning that the Pacifista project has been updated and modified.]]
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* ArtificialHuman: They're made from corpses and are completely mechanical on the inside.
* {{Expy}}: They're very similar to the [[{{Terminator}} T-800]]. Luffy even defeats one in a [[SquashedFlat similar vein to T-800]].
* FrickinLaserBeams: Their signature weapon. They can fire them from either their [[HandBlast hands]] or their [[BreathWeapon mouths]].
** The source of the lasers is from Vegapunk researching Kizaru's [[LightEmUp Glint-Glint Fruit]].
* MechaMooks: Pre-TimeSkip, they were a subversion. Post is a different story.
* NiceHat: Just like Kuma's.
* NighInvulnerability: They are made of a substance harder than steel and as a result, can take staggering amounts of damage before breaking down.
* TheQuietOne: They're capable of speech but seldom do so.
** SayMyName: What they do when they see a criminal.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Their lenses glow red when they're about to strike.
* RobotMe: Of Bartholomew Kuma.
* [[spoiler:SoLastSeason]]: [[spoiler:They're defeated very easily after the TimeSkip. Luffy destroyed one in [[OneHitKill a single punch]] while Zoro and Sanji defeated the other. It should be noted however that those particular models WERE outdated.]]
* SpotTheImposter: The Straw Hats mistake one for the real Kuma; after they defeat it, however, they realize it's a fake.
* StatOVision[=/=]RoboCam: Their eyes act as a targeting sytem that states the name and bounty of the target.
* YouAreNumberSix: Each unit has "PX-" and a number printed on their necks.

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[[redirect:Characters/OnePieceTheMarines]]
6th Feb '14 11:22:34 AM Kamikashi
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Added DiffLines:

* BadassLongCoat: Standard issue for any marine of Ensign and higher is a long white coat with the Japanese characters for "justice" on the back.
2nd Feb '14 5:22:34 PM Prfnoff
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* {{Expy}}: It's more subtle than most, but go to OdaNobunaga's page and see how many similarities you can find, we'll wait, you'll be there for a while. He's even paired with two commanders who are very similar to Hideyoshi and Ieyasu.

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* {{Expy}}: FictionalCounterpart: It's more subtle than most, but go to OdaNobunaga's UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga's page and see how many similarities you can find, we'll wait, you'll be there for a while. He's even paired with two commanders who are very similar to Hideyoshi UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi and Ieyasu.UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu.



* {{Expy}}: of TokugawaIeyasu. The lazy justice mentality is just one of MANY similarities.

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* {{Expy}}: of TokugawaIeyasu.FictionalCounterpart: Of UsefulNotes/TokugawaIeyasu. The lazy justice mentality is just one of MANY similarities.
2nd Feb '14 11:39:45 AM Kamikashi
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* BlingOfWar: His uniform is adorned with dozens of medals.

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* BlingOfWar: BlingOfWar/ChestOfMedals: His uniform is adorned with dozens of medals.medals. And a purple-red honour sash from left shoulder to his right waist.
31st Jan '14 7:11:36 PM RedWright
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* BadassInANiceSuit: Standard attire for high ranking marines.



* FourStarBadass: Expect everyone above Commodore rank to be crazy tough and every Admiral to be a PersonOfMassDestruction.

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* FourStarBadass: Expect everyone from Marine HQ above Commodore Captain rank to be crazy tough and every Admiral to be a PersonOfMassDestruction.
31st Jan '14 7:00:15 PM RedWright
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* {{Badass}}: Yup. He killed a Sea King by cutting it open from the inside and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking dirty his suit]]. He later goes on to threaten [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Boa Hancock]] [[OneManArmy after she defeats his entire crew]], and [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp Luffy]] (although given his rank it was to be expected).

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* {{Badass}}: Yup. He killed a Sea King by cutting it open from the inside and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking dirty without dirtying his suit]]. He later goes on to threaten [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Boa Hancock]] [[OneManArmy after she defeats his entire crew]], and [[CurbStompBattle curbstomp Luffy]] (although given his rank it was to be expected).



** And now, as some concept art revealed, he's a freaking Captain. He took even more levels in badass than Tashigi did (She went from Master Chief Petty Officer to being a Captain, while Coby went from not being a Marine at all to being a Captain as well) !

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** And now, as some concept art revealed, he's a freaking Captain. He took even more levels in badass than Tashigi did (She went from Master Chief Petty Officer to being a Captain, while Coby went from not being a Marine at all to being a Captain as well) !well)!
*** As revealed by Oda he is now a [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Rokushiki master]] with [[KiManipulation advanced haki]].
29th Jan '14 2:20:06 PM sgamer82
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** His dream and now he can pursue it since he is an Admiral? [[spoiler:Remove the Seven Warlords from their seats of power by ending the system]].
* UngratefulBastard: The Straw Hats helped him out when he was being cheated by some gamblers and while he is sorry about putting them down, his position as Admiral overrides his personal misgivings.

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** His dream and that now he can pursue it since now that he is an Admiral? [[spoiler:Remove the Seven Warlords from their seats of power by ending the system]].
* UngratefulBastard: The Straw Hats helped him out when he was being cheated by some gamblers SpannerInTheWorks: Potentially. He has outright stated that his desire to [[spoiler:disband the Seven Warlords of the Sea]], and while he is sorry about putting them down, his position as Admiral overrides his personal misgivings.
remarks that there's no way to know how that will affect the BalanceOfPower until it's been done.
27th Jan '14 5:52:27 AM Prfnoff
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->Voiced by: UnshoIshizuka (JP)

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->Voiced by: UnshoIshizuka Creator/UnshoIshizuka (JP)



->Voiced by: JunkoNoda (JP), PriscillaEverett (EN, 4Kids), MonicaRial (EN, Funi)

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->Voiced by: JunkoNoda (JP), PriscillaEverett (EN, 4Kids), MonicaRial Creator/MonicaRial (EN, Funi)



->Voiced by: MikaDoi (JP), KayzieRogers (EN, 4Kids), LeahClark (EN, Funi - younger), MicahSolusod (EN, Funi - older)

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->Voiced by: MikaDoi (JP), KayzieRogers (EN, 4Kids), LeahClark Creator/LeahClark (EN, Funi - younger), MicahSolusod (EN, Funi - older)



->Voiced by: KouichiNagano (JP), SeanSchemmel (EN, 4Kids), TroyBaker (EN, Funi, episode 2-3), Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN, Funi, episode 68+)

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->Voiced by: KouichiNagano (JP), SeanSchemmel (EN, 4Kids), TroyBaker Creator/TroyBaker (EN, Funi, episode 2-3), Creator/MikeMcFarland (EN, Funi, episode 68+)
26th Jan '14 4:05:34 PM Tdwalls
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* EnemyMine: With [[spoiler: Doflamingo, as he wants to end the Shichibukai system but considers preventing Luffy from rampaging around Dressrosa to be more important, at least for now.]]




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* UngratefulBastard: The Straw Hats helped him out when he was being cheated by some gamblers and while he is sorry about putting them down, his position as Admiral overrides his personal misgivings.
24th Jan '14 6:45:34 PM thatother1dude
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** Overall, this could could be justified by the laws of the One Piece world, however. Humans don't follow the same growth patterns nor DNA patterns as real humans do; several adult characters in One Piece were shown as normal sized 10 year olds only to grow to be 8 feet + as adults, such as Crocodile and Doflamingo; Gekko Moriah was even shown completely average sized as a child only to grow to ''22 foot 7'' as an adult! Like Oda said, Coby just may have had some insane, yet normal growth spurt.

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** Overall, this could could be justified by the laws of the One Piece world, however. Humans don't follow the same growth patterns nor DNA patterns as real humans do; several adult characters in One Piece were shown as normal sized 10 year olds only to grow to be 8 feet + as 8+ feet s adults, such as Crocodile and Doflamingo; Gekko Moriah was even shown completely average sized as a child only to grow to ''22 foot 7'' as an adult! Like Oda said, Coby just may have had some insane, yet normal growth spurt.
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