History Characters / OnePieceTheSevenWarlordsOfTheSea

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: With the notable exceptions of Dracule Mihawk, Jimbei, and Bartholomew Kuma, all the Warlords have large organizations of powerful fighters supporting them, and are usually the [[LargeAndInCharge biggest]] and strongest member of the groups they lead, especially with Moria and his zombified crew prior his expulsion from the Warlords.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: With the notable exceptions of Dracule Mihawk, Jimbei, and Bartholomew Kuma, all the Warlords have large organizations of powerful fighters supporting them, and are usually the [[LargeAndInCharge biggest]] and strongest member of the groups they lead, especially with Moria and his zombified crew [[spoiler: prior his expulsion from the Warlords.Warlords]].



* BrokenAce: All of the Seven Warlords of the Sea are supposed to be {{The Ace}}s who can match the Four Emperors along with the Marines. However, all of the Warlords, save for Blackbeard and Buggy are people with severe emotional and mental issues. Crocodile had his will broken by the harshness of the Grand Line, and tries to take over a kingdom and turn it into his own military state and utopia. Mihawk is constantly bored since [[VictoryIsBoring no one can challenge his sword skills]]. Hancock was enslaved as a child by the World Nobles and has a tattoo permanently embedded on her back. Jimbei lost his captain and friend who was betrayed by humans, his queen was killed by an assassin, and his subordinate Arlong went on to terrorize East Blue after he was freed since Jimbei became a Warlord. Doflamingo is a former World Noble who was exiled, hunted and tormented by people who were wronged by the World Nobles, lost his mom to illness, and was raised by a gang who treated him like a god. Moria had his entire crew wiped out by one of the Four Emperors and tried to create a zombified pirate crew so he never has to experience that loss again. Kuma was slowly turned into a mindless cyborg and now has no will of his own. Of the newest members after the two year time-skip, Law had his life ruined because the government covered up how his home got lead poisoning (which caused other kingdoms to wall off his city and kill anyone who tried to escape), he only had a few years to live because of said poisoning, his entire family was murdered by people who thought his illness could be spread, and his mentor figure was murdered saving his life both from Doflamingo and his illness. As for Edward Weevil, he is denied belief that he's Whitebeard's son and he's under the thumb of [[MyBelovedSmother his controlling mother who's more interested in finding Whitebeard's supposed treasure than avenging his death]].

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* BrokenAce: All of the Seven Warlords of the Sea are supposed to be {{The Ace}}s who can match the Four Emperors along with the Marines. However, all of the Warlords, save for Blackbeard and Buggy are people with severe emotional and mental issues. Crocodile had his will broken by the harshness of the Grand Line, and tries to take over a kingdom and turn it into his own military state and utopia. Mihawk is constantly bored since [[VictoryIsBoring no one can challenge his sword skills]]. Hancock was enslaved as a child by the World Nobles and has a tattoo permanently embedded on her back. Jimbei lost his captain and friend who was betrayed by humans, his queen was killed by an assassin, and his subordinate Arlong went on to terrorize East Blue after he was freed since Jimbei became a Warlord. Doflamingo [[spoiler: is a former World Noble who was exiled, hunted and tormented by people who were wronged by the World Nobles, lost his mom to illness, and was raised by a gang who treated him like a god. god]]. Moria had his [[spoiler:his entire crew wiped out by one of the Four Emperors and and]] tried to create a zombified pirate crew so he never has to experience that something like the loss again. of his friends. Kuma was slowly [[spoiler:slowly turned into a mindless cyborg and now has no will of his own. Of own]]. [[spoiler:Of the newest members after the two year time-skip, Law had his life ruined because the government covered up how his home got lead poisoning (which caused other kingdoms to wall off his city and kill anyone who tried to escape), he only had a few years to live because of said poisoning, his entire family was murdered by people who thought his illness could be spread, and his mentor figure was murdered saving his life both from Doflamingo and his illness. As for Edward Weevil, he is denied belief that he's Whitebeard's son and he's under the thumb of [[MyBelovedSmother his controlling mother who's more interested in finding Whitebeard's supposed treasure than avenging his death]].death]]]].



** Doflamingo's past as a former World Noble. When he was a child his father decided to give up his title as such and leave Mariejois, off to live with his family amongst common people (both heretical ideas amongst World Nobles, who consider themselves above humanity). The people in the place he moved to promptly rose up and tried to kill them all once they learned he was a World Noble. This leads to the family being forced to live in the dumps, and later, his mother dying from illness. He also killed his father out of anger and desire to go back to Mariejois, only to be rejected by the nobles. All of this being said, however, it's become increasingly clear that he has no one but himself to blame for a good deal of it; if he hadn't decided to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family, it's likely that none of that would have happened. However, given the common people's hatred of the World Nobles and the fact his father (in the anime at least) also carelessly revealed himself and his family to be World Nobles, it is likely that all the events that transpired were inevitable due to already present prejudice.
** Law's backstory is one of the worst in the entire series, right up there with Robin's: his hometown and everyone in it (including his family) were destroyed, he had a disease that would kill him in three years, and, a few years later, the man who saved his life and served as a father figure to him was murdered... by Doflamingo.

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** Doflamingo's past as [[spoiler:as a former World Noble. When he was a child his father decided to give up his title as such and leave Mariejois, off to live with his family amongst common people (both heretical ideas amongst World Nobles, who consider themselves above humanity). The people in the place he moved to promptly rose up and tried to kill them all once they learned he was a World Noble. This leads to the family being forced to live in the dumps, and later, his mother dying from illness. He also killed his father out of anger and desire to go back to Mariejois, only to be rejected by the nobles. All of this being said, however, it's become increasingly clear that he has no one but himself to blame for a good deal of it; if he hadn't decided to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family, it's likely that none of that would have happened. However, given the common people's hatred of the World Nobles and the fact his father (in the anime at least) also carelessly revealed himself and his family to be World Nobles, it is likely that all the events that transpired were inevitable due to already present prejudice.
prejudice.]]
** Law's backstory is one of the worst in the entire series, right up there with Robin's: his [[spoiler:his hometown and everyone in it (including his family) were destroyed, he had a disease that would kill him in three years, and, a few years later, the man who saved his life and served as a father figure to him was murdered... by Doflamingo.Doflamingo]].



* {{Privateer}}s: Only Kuma seems to actually follow through his job and even he can't be trusted completely.

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* {{Privateer}}s: Only Kuma seems to actually follow through his job [[spoiler: and even he can't be trusted completely.]]



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: None of them really care for the World Government, and some have been only to [[DragonWithAnAgenda betray]] [[TheStarscream them]] on occasion. Even the supposedly most loyal member had saved the Straw Hat Pirates twice. They're also not the best of buds, the narration noting [[LampshadeHanging that the very idea of them working together during the build-up to the Paramount War was unthinkable]]. However they did manage to work briefly together to bring down Oars Jr, although that seemed to be incidental.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: None of them really care for the World Government, and some have been only to [[DragonWithAnAgenda betray]] [[TheStarscream them]] on occasion. Even the supposedly most loyal member had saved [[spoiler:saved the Straw Hat Pirates twice.twice]]. They're also not the best of buds, the narration noting [[LampshadeHanging that the very idea of them working together during the build-up to the Paramount War was unthinkable]]. However they did manage to work briefly together to bring down Oars Jr, although that seemed to be incidental.



* ArchEnemy: He has ''more'' than earned Vivi's hatred, that of the Royal Courts, and possibly that of all of Alabasta when his crimes came to light. In fact, he's probably the only person that Vivi desired and attempted to kill. Also, Luffy's [[EasilyForgiven live-and-let-live]] tendencies after meeting his old enemies in the Impel Down Arc ''turned off'' as soon as he saw him again, but it was later subverted as the arc went on, and through battling together in the Paramount War. He himself has or had one in Whitebeard.

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* ArchEnemy: He has ''more'' than earned Vivi's hatred, that of the Royal Courts, and possibly that of all of Alabasta when his crimes came to light. In fact, he's probably the only person that Vivi desired and attempted to kill. Also, Luffy's [[EasilyForgiven live-and-let-live]] tendencies after meeting his old enemies in the Impel Down Arc ''turned off'' as soon as he saw him again, but it was later subverted as the arc went on, and through battling together in the Paramount War. He himself has or had [[spoiler:or had]] one in Whitebeard.



* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Though he wasn't actually killed by the attack, Crocodile gets absolutely livid when Whitebeard is stabbed by one of his misguided crew mates.

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* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Though he wasn't actually killed by the attack, Crocodile gets absolutely livid when Whitebeard is [[spoiler:is stabbed by one of his misguided crew mates.mates]].



*** Upon the conclusion of the war, which consisted of a congregation of the world's most powerful people, many of them actively targeting him, where Ace and Whitebeard lost their lives, the Marines were crippled, AND he fought all the above opponents, the only visible wounds he had from all that was ''a popped blood vessel''. Which he apparently has a habit of doing during intense fights, anyway. He was otherwise entirely unscathed, even after directly picking a fight with ''Dracule Mihawk.''

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*** Upon the conclusion of the war, which consisted of a congregation of the world's most powerful people, many of them actively targeting him, where [[spoiler: Ace and Whitebeard lost their lives, lives]], the Marines were crippled, AND he fought all the above opponents, the only visible wounds he had from all that was ''a popped blood vessel''. Which he apparently has a habit of doing during intense fights, anyway. He was otherwise entirely unscathed, even after directly picking a fight with ''Dracule Mihawk.''



* WorthyOpponent: Seems to have gained ''some'' measure of respect for Luffy, if his constant saving of Luffy and co. is anything to go by. It's worth noting that when meeting Luffy in Impel Down, after his defeat, he doesn't talk down to him. It seems to Crocodile, Luffy isn't some dime-a-dozen rookie anymore, but someone actually worth acknowledging.

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* WorthyOpponent: Seems to have gained ''some'' measure of respect for Luffy, if his constant saving of Luffy and co. is anything to go by. It's worth noting that when meeting Luffy in Impel Down, after his defeat, he doesn't talk down to him. It seems to Crocodile, Luffy isn't some dime-a-dozen rookie anymore, but someone actually worth acknowledging.



** He and Law outright despise each other. Their entire conflict is the result of another case of ArchEnemy, mixed with UnknownRival. Doflamingo's own brother Rocinante (aka Corazon, Law's idol) despised his brother as well, considering him to be pure evil, viewing the purpose of his existence as to keep his brother's "madness" in check. As such, as a marine, he infiltrated his brother's pirate crew with the intention of preventing the tragedy that Doflamingo would bring about on Dressrosa. Doflamingo was completely unaware of this until the moments leading into Rocinante's death. Murdering Corazon resulted in Doflamingo earning Law's hatred -- Law would then spend the next thirteen years of his life plotting his revenge. Law's actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga is what would cause his hatred to become mutual on both their ends.

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** He and Law outright despise each other. Their entire conflict is the result of another case of ArchEnemy, mixed with UnknownRival. Doflamingo's [[spoiler:Doflamingo's own brother Rocinante (aka Corazon, Law's idol) despised his brother as well, considering him to be pure evil, viewing the purpose of his existence as to keep his brother's "madness" in check. As such, as a marine, he infiltrated his brother's pirate crew with the intention of preventing the tragedy that Doflamingo would bring about on Dressrosa. Doflamingo was completely unaware of this until the moments leading into Rocinante's death. Murdering Corazon resulted in Doflamingo earning Law's hatred -- Law would then spend the next thirteen years of his life plotting his revenge. Law's actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga is what would cause his hatred to become mutual on both their ends.]]



*** King Riku Dold III was blackmailed by him for ten billion berries in order to keep Dressrosa, and when the king finally managed to collect it by appealing to the people, Doflamingo used his powers to force the king and his soldiers to start killing people so that Doflamingo could show up and "save" everyone, ruining the king's good name and turning the very people he loved against him. His family is hunted down or imprisoned, and he himself becomes a convict gladiator.

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*** King Riku Dold III was blackmailed by him for ten billion berries in order to keep Dressrosa, and when the king finally managed to collect it by appealing to the people, [[spoiler: Doflamingo used his powers to force the king and his soldiers to start killing people so that Doflamingo could show up and "save" everyone, ruining the king's good name and turning the very people he loved against him. His family is hunted down or imprisoned, and he himself becomes a convict gladiator.gladiator]].



*** Kyros, his son-in-law and the father of Rebecca, was turned into a toy dubbed "Thunder Soldier", unable to protect his wife from Doflamingo's forces and had to raise his daughter without ever telling her who he truly was, lest he be tossed into the scrap heap, as his entire family had forgotten who he was due to the powers of Doflamingo's henchwoman, Sugar. He would later plan an assault on the toy factory and a rebellion against Doflamingo with the Tontatta Tribe, who also have a good reason to hate the guy.
*** Viola, the king's daughter, submitted herself into Doflamingo's service under the name Violet in exchange for sparing her father's life, being forced to work as an assassin for the last ten years for the man who ruined her family. Viola switches sides when she sees an opportunity to take down Doflamingo once and for all.
** The Tontatta Kingdom has been enslaved by the Donquixote Family (both his crew and Dressrosa's original royal family).
** Includes the Straw Hats now as well, since they find his actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga outright despicable and he considers them an outright nuisance for causing his hold over Dressrosa to fall apart. Luffy especially stands out due to both men wanting to become the Pirate King but their methods in achieving that goal clash with each other, and the fact that Doflamingo made several of Luffy's friends angry and/or suffer (Namely Law, Rebecca and Bellamy).
* ArmsDealer: He has worked as this under the name of Joker for 10 years following his re-take over of Dressrosa.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The story of his ancestors, the Donquixote Royal Family. They helped found the World Government and became World Nobles, but even before that the Tonattas tell that the ancestral Donquixote Family used the Little People as slaves. While Doflamingo's parents and younger brother were surprisingly decent people, Doflamingo acted like a traditional World Noble. Even after his family left Mariejois, he refused to let go of his "Noble" heritage.

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*** Kyros, [[spoiler: Kyros]], his son-in-law and the father of Rebecca, was turned into a toy dubbed "Thunder Soldier", [[spoiler:"Thunder Soldier"]], unable to protect his wife from Doflamingo's forces and had to raise his daughter without ever telling her who he truly was, lest he be tossed into the scrap heap, as his entire family had forgotten who he was due to the powers of Doflamingo's henchwoman, Sugar. He would later plan an assault on the toy factory and a rebellion against Doflamingo with the Tontatta Tribe, who also have a good reason to hate the guy.
*** Viola, the king's daughter, submitted herself into Doflamingo's service under the name Violet [[spoiler:Violet]] in exchange for sparing her father's life, being forced to work as an assassin for the last ten years for the man who ruined her family. Viola switches sides when she sees an opportunity to take down Doflamingo once and for all.
** The Tontatta Kingdom has been enslaved by the Donquixote Family (both his crew and Dressrosa's [[spoiler:Dressrosa's original royal family).
family]]).
** Includes the Straw Hats now as well, since they find his actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga outright despicable and he considers them an outright nuisance for causing his hold over Dressrosa to fall apart. Luffy especially stands out due to both men wanting to become the Pirate King but their methods in achieving that goal clash with each other, and the fact that Doflamingo made several of Luffy's friends angry and/or suffer (Namely (namely Law, Rebecca and Bellamy).
[[spoiler:Bellamy]]).
* ArmsDealer: He has worked as this under the name of Joker for 10 years following his re-take [[spoiler:re-]]take over of Dressrosa.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The [[spoiler:The story of his ancestors, the Donquixote Royal Family. They helped found the World Government and became World Nobles, but even before that the Tonattas tell that the ancestral Donquixote Family used the Little People as slaves. While Doflamingo's parents and younger brother were surprisingly decent people, Doflamingo acted like a traditional World Noble. Even after his family left Mariejois, he refused to let go of his "Noble" heritage.heritage]].



* BadDreams: He continued having nightmares, well into adulthood (age 25), about his childhood past being tortured by angry citizens wanting revenge against the Celestial Dragons. It's also revealed that, to cope, he [[DrowningMySorrows drank a lot of alcohol]].

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* BadDreams: He continued having nightmares, well into adulthood (age 25), about his [[spoiler:his childhood past being tortured by angry citizens wanting revenge against the Celestial Dragons. Dragons.]] It's also revealed that, to cope, he [[DrowningMySorrows drank a lot of alcohol]].



** Even his supposed "devotion and care towards his new family" falls short when you consider that he only cares about them when they're convenient, ultimately puts his goals before them, will readily sacrifice them when it's needed, and he essentially preys on other people's suffering to make them join his family.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Subverted. At first (in order of chapters), you'd think that him being tortured by the mob as a child, along with having his childhood turning to hell after the fact that his family is a former World Noble is outed to the angry masses, turns him into the vengeful, violent man he is now. But then his brother Rocinante basically said that he was ''born'' evil and that the torture only made it worse.
* BenevolentBoss: If you're one of his high execs (such as Monet and Vergo), chances are he'll be this. Notably is Trebol's failure to protect Sugar, [[NoOntologicalInertia resulting in the loss of all their toy slaves and the uprising in Dressrosa.]] Such a big screw-up would be a YouHaveFailedMe moment for anyone else, but not for him. Then it's later turned on its ass when it's revealed he treated Bellamy, who idolized him, like crap because not only the guy lost to Luffy, Doffy sees him as an "eyesore". Law also deconstructs the trope by revealing Doffy's "family" at its core: he only sees them as tools for his plans and will not hesitate to sacrifice them when it's convenient. All that kindness and forgiveness are just part of a mask he kept up for years.

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** Even [[spoiler:Even his supposed "devotion and care towards his new family" falls short when you consider that he only cares about them when they're convenient, ultimately puts his goals before them, will readily sacrifice them when it's needed, and he essentially preys on other people's suffering to make them join his family.
family]].
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Subverted. At [[spoiler:At first (in order of chapters), you'd think that him being tortured by the mob as a child, along with having his childhood turning to hell after the fact that his family is a former World Noble is outed to the angry masses, turns him into the vengeful, violent man he is now. But then his brother Rocinante basically said that he was ''born'' evil and that the torture only made it worse.
worse]].
* BenevolentBoss: If you're one of his high execs (such as Monet and Vergo), chances are he'll be this. Notably is Trebol's failure to protect Sugar, [[NoOntologicalInertia [[spoiler:[[NoOntologicalInertia resulting in the loss of all their toy slaves and the uprising in Dressrosa.]] ]]]] Such a big screw-up would be a YouHaveFailedMe moment for anyone else, but not for him. Then [[spoiler:Then it's later turned on its ass when it's revealed he treated Bellamy, who idolized him, like crap because not only the guy lost to Luffy, Doffy sees him as an "eyesore". Law also deconstructs the trope by revealing Doffy's "family" at its core: he only sees them as tools for his plans and will not hesitate to sacrifice them when it's convenient. All that kindness and forgiveness are just part of a mask he kept up for years.years]].



** Being looked down on. He's a World Noble, dammit! How dare lowly commoners go against him!
** While the reasons have not been given, he seems to despise anyone with the 'D' initials, though being a pseudo-World Noble could be an explanation. The fact that Law turned out to be one sent him flying into a rage that ultimately caused him to walk right into a very powerful attack.

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** Being looked down on. He's [[spoiler:He's a World Noble, dammit! How dare lowly commoners go against him!
him!]]
** While the reasons have not been given, he seems to despise anyone [[spoiler:anyone with the 'D' initials, though being a pseudo-World Noble could be an explanation. explanation]]. The fact that Law [[spoiler:Law]] turned out to be one sent him flying into a rage that ultimately caused him to walk right into a very powerful attack.



* BlueBlood: Turns out to be this, what with being a (former) Celestial Dragon and all.
* BreakingSpeech: He tells Law that if not for that blunder that he did years ago (accidentally bringing Vergo to Corazon), he could've prevented many deaths and tragedies, including that of Corazon's, and he tells Luffy that Dressrosa shall slowly be destroyed in 60 minutes and people will curse Luffy's name as they die until Dressrosa falls into dead silence. Both Law and Luffy [[ShutUpHannibal retaliated in their own ways]].
** Later he rants to Tsuru that if not for his presence on the seas, the world would've gone to chaos a long time ago since he was in "control" of everything. By being removed from the playing board, factions from all over (Worst Generation, Marines, the Warlords, the Four Emperors, Revolutionaries, etc) are going to vie for the open seat of the Pirate King throne. Tsuru doesn't care and tells him to shut up.
* CainAndAbel: With his younger brother Corazon/Rocinante. Corazon believed his brother was born evil, and that he existed to keep Dofamingo's "madness" in check. In Law's backstory, Doffy kills his brother for siding with the Marines.

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* BlueBlood: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out to be this, what with being a (former) Celestial Dragon and all.
all.]]
* BreakingSpeech: He tells Law that if not for that blunder that he did years ago (accidentally ([[spoiler:accidentally bringing Vergo to Corazon), Corazon]]), he could've prevented many deaths and tragedies, including that of Corazon's, [[spoiler:Corazon's]], and he tells Luffy that Dressrosa shall slowly be destroyed in 60 minutes and people will curse Luffy's name as they die until Dressrosa falls into dead silence. Both Law and Luffy [[ShutUpHannibal retaliated in their own ways]].
** Later he rants to Tsuru that if not for his presence on the seas, the [[spoiler:the world would've gone to chaos a long time ago since he was in "control" of everything. By being removed from the playing board, factions from all over (Worst Generation, Marines, the Warlords, the Four Emperors, Revolutionaries, etc) are going to vie for the open seat of the Pirate King throne. ]] Tsuru doesn't care and tells him to shut up.
* CainAndAbel: With his younger brother Corazon/Rocinante. Corazon [[spoiler:Corazon believed his brother was born evil, and that he existed to keep Dofamingo's "madness" in check. In Law's backstory, Doffy kills his brother for siding with the Marines.Marines]].



* CharacterTics: Every time he gets dangerously angry, a set of veins bulge out on his forehead. Likely because his eyes are always covered by his shades, and Oda wanted him to have a way to show the state of his emotions when enraged. It works to a mortifying degree. Whenever Doflamingo's veins appear, it's an unquestionable warning sign someone, or even worse, everyone, is ''definitely'' screwed. As the Dressrosa arc goes on and his plans start to fall apart, this enraged look is now becoming the norm for him. This hits a breaking point when Luffy goes into Gear Fourth and starts overwhelming him. Being constantly sent flying through the city is making veins not only show up on his forehead but on his ''cheeks as well''. His rage is also so palpable that nearby citizens flee in terror of the man and Doflamingo's trademark smile is replaced with ''bared teeth''.

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* CharacterTics: Every time he gets particularly vicious, or dangerously angry, a set of veins bulge out on his forehead. Likely because his eyes are always covered by his shades, and Oda wanted him to have a way to show the state of his emotions when enraged.emotions. It works to a mortifying degree. Whenever Doflamingo's veins appear, it's an unquestionable warning sign someone, or even worse, everyone, is ''definitely'' screwed. As the Dressrosa arc goes on and his plans start to fall apart, this his enraged look is now becoming the norm for him. This hits a breaking point when Luffy goes into Gear Fourth and starts overwhelming him. Being constantly sent flying through the city is making veins not only show up on his forehead but on his ''cheeks as well''. His rage is also so palpable that nearby citizens flee in terror of the man and Doflamingo's trademark smile is replaced with ''bared teeth''.



* TheChessmaster: He hides it extremely well. For example, he has moles (ex-crewmates) like Vergo in high ranking marine positions and pirates like Caesar Clown under his influence. It's implied back on Jaya that he was planning for Smilies to become the new thing even then, and then in the timeskip Caesar just so happens to have developed a weapon named Smiley. Oh, and Smile turns out to be a codename for Artifical Zoan type Devil Fruits, and he has a factory just for producing those.

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* TheChessmaster: He hides it extremely well. For example, he has moles [[spoiler:moles (ex-crewmates) like Vergo in high ranking marine positions and pirates and]] criminals like Caesar Clown under his influence. influence]]. It's implied back on Jaya that he was planning for Smilies SMILEs to become the new thing even then, and then in the timeskip Caesar just so happens to have developed a weapon named Smiley. Oh, and Smile SMILE turns out to be a codename for Artifical Zoan type Devil Fruits, and he has a factory just for producing those.those, for his deal with Kaido. He even turned Law's blackmail on its head and use it to trap him. He also [[CrazyPrepared have backup tactics and plans]] in case of major things happening, and also a good player of XanatosSpeedChess.



* ControlFreak: Doflamingo has a huge obsession with being in control. His devil fruit is the string fruit that lets him manipulate people like puppets. He ruled Dressosa, making them believe he was their savior and made the previous royalty look like fiends. He fully expects his crew to act as sacrificial pawns if required. The biggest thing that ticks him off is no longer having his Celestial Dragon status and being treated like a god. His rants to Tsuru about how he was some sort of "benevolent" deterrent against the major factors of the world threatening to tear the world apart highlights how influential he is.

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* ControlFreak: Doflamingo has a huge obsession with being in control. His devil fruit is the string fruit that lets him manipulate people like puppets. He ruled Dressosa, making them believe he was their savior and made the previous royalty look like fiends. He fully expects his crew to act as sacrificial pawns if required. The biggest thing that ticks him off is no longer having his Celestial [[spoiler:Celestial Dragon status and being treated like a god. His rants to Tsuru about how he was some sort of "benevolent" deterrent against the major factors of the world threatening to tear the world apart highlights how influential he is.is, and thus how much effort he has put into making himself in control of people at a large scale.]]



** Despite the heroes turning his toys back into humans and exposing him. He goes into "Plan B" aka The Birdcage and ''traps the entire island" in a prison of string. Then demands the citizens kill his enemies to claim a "bounty", essentially turning the whole island against the heroes.
* CreepyChild: The first thing he asks for after leaving Mariejois is "where are the slaves," and the second is for his father's gun to "deal with commoners who crossed his path." His father telling him this is not the way to act in society ''never'' registers with him.
** It takes a seriously unhinged person, let alone a ten year old boy, to shoot his own father in the back of the head, ''decapitate his corpse'', and then travel with his dad's severed head halfway across the world from the North Blue to the Red Line.

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** Despite the heroes [[spoiler: turning his toys back into humans humans]] and exposing him. He his atrocities, he goes into "Plan B" aka The Birdcage and ''traps the entire island" in a prison of string. Then demands the citizens kill his enemies to claim a "bounty", essentially turning the whole island against the heroes.
heroes. Though he didn't count on the Colosseum tournament participants (i.e not part of his kingdom) turning on him and his troops because they were pissed at him.
* CreepyChild: The first thing he asks for after leaving Mariejois [[spoiler:leaving Mariejois]] is "where are the slaves," and the second is for his father's gun to "deal with commoners who crossed his path." His father telling him this is not the way to act in society ''never'' registers with him.
him.
** It takes a seriously unhinged person, let alone a ten year old boy, to shoot [[spoiler:shoot his own father in the back of the head, ''decapitate his corpse'', and then travel with his dad's severed head halfway across the world from the North Blue to the Red Line.Line]].



** And as it turned out, he does not lie about that. When he was a kid, his father had his family live the simple lives as commoners, forfeiting their World Noble privileges and tried to live in a relatively more modest (but still wealthy) home. However, the citizens caught wind of a family of World Nobles living alongside them, and their home was eventually burned down. His family was forced into a dingy home near a garbage dump, and indeed, he and his brother ate garbage just to survive. His mother's health declined and she passed away, while the remaining family was nearly killed many times whenever angry citizens caught them. Both times the family tried to go back to Mariejois - the first by his father asking them politely, and the second by Doffy killing his father and attempted to return - they were refused, so he vowed vengeance against them. The worst part is that it's implied to be a SelfInflictedHell, he was so rotten and arrogant as a child and kept trying to act like a World Noble that it's his fault the normal people cottoned up to the fact of his family's lineage and they took their retribution for the abuses of the World Nobles out on his family.

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** And as it turned out, he does not lie about that. When [[spoiler:When he was a kid, his father had his family live the simple lives as commoners, forfeiting their World Noble privileges and tried to live in a relatively more modest (but still wealthy) home. However, the citizens caught wind of a family of World Nobles living alongside them, and their home was eventually burned down. His family was forced into a dingy home near a garbage dump, and indeed, he and his brother ate garbage just to survive. His mother's health declined and she passed away, while the remaining family was nearly killed many times whenever angry citizens caught them. Both times the family tried to go back to Mariejois - the first by his father asking them politely, and the second by Doffy killing his father and attempted to return - they were refused, so he vowed vengeance against them. The worst part is that it's implied to be a SelfInflictedHell, he was so rotten and arrogant as a child and kept trying to act like a World Noble that it's his fault the normal people cottoned up to the fact of his family's lineage and they took their retribution for the abuses of the World Nobles out on his family.family]].



* DefectorFromDecadence: According to him during his talk with Law. He mentions that he's not really with the Celestial Dragons anymore. As it turns out, it was not by his own choice -- though his father apparently played it straight.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: According to him during his talk with Law. He mentions that he's not really with the [[spoiler:the Celestial Dragons Dragons]] anymore. As it turns out, it was not by his own choice -- though his father apparently played it straight.



** Doflamingo has an unbreakable will to survive, refusing to plead or die even when citizens tortured him in a failed attempt to break him, while swearing aloud to live through it to kill everyone in revenge; compared to how his father and brother were begging for mercy, this scene utterly horrified everyone who witnessed it. Even when being hunted down by the Celestial Dragons after learning their secret, Doflamingo managed to escape them due to his will to live. This trait eventually brought on his obsession for immortality, which is the main reason he took an interest in the Ope Ope no Mi and is extremely bitter with Law for refusing to fulfill this desire.
** In battle, he takes an absurd amount of external and internal damage during his fight with the Straw Hats before defeat.

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** Doflamingo has an unbreakable will to survive, refusing to plead or die even [[spoiler:even when citizens tortured him in a failed attempt to break him, while swearing aloud to live through it to kill everyone in revenge; compared to how his father and brother were begging for mercy, this scene utterly horrified everyone who witnessed it. Even when being hunted down by the Celestial Dragons after learning their secret, Doflamingo managed to escape them due to his will to live. This trait eventually brought on his obsession for immortality, which is the main reason he took an interest in the Ope Ope no Mi and is extremely bitter with Law for refusing to fulfill this desire.
** In battle, he takes an absurd amount of external and internal damage during his fight with the Straw Hats before defeat.
desire]].



** His plan to trap Luffy falls flat on its face when Luffy - who he expects to be fighting in the colosseum right now - is now in his palace with Zoro and Violet, and someone else (Sabo) impersonates "Lucy". Though to be fair, ''Luffy himself'' didn't see it coming either.
** Nor did he anticipate Sugar's defeat by Usopp.
** And he ''definitely'' didn't see himself being '' launched all the way to the middle of the town via Luffy using Gear Fourth's attack, Gum-Gum Kong Gun.'' In short, Doflamingo screwed up '''big time.'''

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** His plan to trap Luffy falls flat on its face when Luffy [[spoiler:Luffy - who he expects to be fighting in the colosseum right now - is now in his palace with Zoro and Violet, and someone else (Sabo) impersonates "Lucy". "Lucy".]] Though to be fair, ''Luffy [[spoiler:''Luffy himself'' didn't see it coming either.
either]].
** Nor did he anticipate Sugar's [[spoiler:Sugar's defeat by Usopp.
Usopp.]]
** And he ''definitely'' didn't see himself being '' launched ''launched all the way to the middle of the town via Luffy using Gear Fourth's attack, Gum-Gum Kong Gun.'' In short, Doflamingo screwed up '''big time.'''



* DisproportionateRetribution: Subverted. When Doflamingo begins his "Birdcage Plan", he assigns the highest bounty to ''Usopp''. This is way overblown strength-wise, but justified by the fact that Usopp knocking Sugar out caused the truth behind Dressrosa to be revealed to the public and the Marines, putting Doflamingo in ''very'' deep shit.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Subverted. When Doflamingo begins his beginshis "Birdcage Plan", he assigns the highest bounty to ''Usopp''. This is way overblown strength-wise, but justified by the fact that Usopp knocking [[spoiler:knocked Sugar out out]] caused the truth behind Dressrosa to be revealed to the public and the Marines, putting Doflamingo in ''very'' deep shit.



** This stems from his flashback with the would-be 4 top executives where they all commit extreme retributions whenever Doffy felt wronged in the slightest. Him being a former World Noble, who are known as this, also explains it.

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** This stems from his flashback with the would-be 4 top executives where they all commit extreme retributions whenever Doffy felt wronged in the slightest. Him [[spoiler:Him being a former World Noble, who are known as this, also explains it.]]



** As a child. As much as you'd expect from a child who was a World Noble. What really takes the cake is that he killed his own father apparently for wanting his family to live like commoners. ''His own younger brother'' believed that Doflamingo was simply born evil.
** To say nothing of the time when Doflamingo, bruised and beaten and being tortured at the stake, shouts at the mob torturing him that no matter what happens, he ''will'' survive, and when he gets down, he will kill each and every single one of them. ''Even the mob'' was taken aback by this.
** How he escaped that mob? By using Haki to knock them all out, being one of the youngest characters in the series to use that ability.
* EngineeredHeroics: Ten years ago, he manipulated King Riku and his army into collecting money from his citizens and then massacring them, while he and his group shows up at the right time to "save" the populace and become their new "good" king. No wonder he's got [[VillainWithGoodPublicity such a good publicity in the island despite his attitude]].

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** As a child. As [[spoiler:As much as you'd expect from a child who was a World Noble. Noble]]. What really takes the cake is that he killed his own father apparently for wanting [[spoiler:wanting his family to live like commoners.commoners]]. ''His own younger brother'' believed that Doflamingo was simply born evil.
** To say nothing of the time when Doflamingo, bruised [[spoiler:bruised and beaten and being tortured at the stake, shouts at the mob torturing him that no matter what happens, he ''will'' survive, and when he gets down, he will kill each and every single one of them. ''Even the mob'' was taken aback by this.
this.]]
** How he escaped that mob? By using Haki [[spoiler:Haki]] to knock them all out, being one of the youngest characters in the series to use that ability.
* EngineeredHeroics: Ten [[spoiler:Ten years ago, he manipulated King Riku and his army into collecting money from his citizens and then massacring them, [[FrameUp making them look bad in the process]], while he and his group shows up at the right time to "save" the populace and become their new "good" king.king]]. No wonder he's got [[VillainWithGoodPublicity such a good publicity in the island despite his attitude]].



** As a (former) World Noble he thinks he's entitled to everything. He really hates the World Nobles for not letting him rejoin them because of his father's actions even after he killed his father and he wants to destroy the world they built just for that.
** This is what actually got his family in trouble in the first place. Even though he knows he's not a World Noble anymore after his father moved from Mariejois, he kept acting like a brat to the townspeople. That eventually tipped them off that the family were former World Nobles and came after them with extreme prejudice.

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** As [[spoiler:As a (former) World Noble Noble]] he thinks he's entitled to everything. He really hates the World Nobles for [[spoiler:for not letting him rejoin them because of his father's actions even after he killed his father father]] and he wants to destroy the world they built just for that.
** This is what actually got his family in trouble in the first place. Even though he knows he's [[spoiler:he's not a World Noble anymore after his father moved from Mariejois, he kept acting like a brat to the townspeople. That eventually tipped them off that the family were former World Nobles and came after them with extreme prejudice.]]



* EtTuBrute: He killed his cherished younger brother Rocinante when he discovered he was a marine.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It's implied that part of what motivated him to kill his father was his mother's death, which he believes could have been prevented with the top class medicine they would have had access to when they were World Nobles. In a flashback to Doffy's childhood, his mother was the only person he displayed genuine concern and affection for, even bringing her food while she was sick, and is devastated when she dies in front of him and his brother.

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* EtTuBrute: He [[spoiler:He killed his cherished younger brother Rocinante when he discovered he was a marine.
Marine.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: It's [[spoiler:It's implied that part of what motivated him to kill his father was his mother's death, which he believes could have been prevented with the top class medicine they would have had access to when they were World Nobles. In a flashback to Doffy's childhood, his mother was the only person he displayed genuine concern and affection for, even bringing her food while she was sick, and is devastated when she dies in front of him and his brother.]]



** While he does put on a show of affection for his top officers, and part of the reason he killed his father was because the hardships of their life outside of Mariejois resulted in his mother's death, it's implied that the only reason he likes his officers is their UndyingLoyalty. He has no problem asking them to die for his sake, even if he'll regret it.

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** While he does put on a show of affection for his top officers, and part of the reason he killed his father was because the hardships of their life outside [[spoiler:outside of Mariejois Mariejois]] resulted in his mother's death, it's implied that the only reason he likes his officers is their UndyingLoyalty. He has no problem asking them to die for his sake, even if he'll regret it.



** One of the reasons he hated his father for leaving the Celestial Dragons was because he blamed his mother's death by illness on their new commoner lifestyle.



** He's a self-centered dick and easily one of the nastiest of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, but he's not the type to start fights over dreams, and he even if he is, he'd make sure he didn't lose which is why he personally (well, [[PeoplePuppets almost personally) beat up and dismissed Bellamy]].
** He also reacted ''very'' badly to Monet's apparent death, to the point that he jumped off a window four stories high to head off to Punk Hazard. He deems his execs his family, and will go to great lengths to protect and avenge them.
** When it's discovered that Law was from Flevance, a country no longer existing due a tragedy involving a susbtance called Amber Lead, he berates Jora for bringing it up, since it clearly disturbs Law. He along with his crew explain the truth about Flevance, Amber Lead was poisonous yet the World Government let them get rich from it before abandooning the country when everyone got sick, sending the population into wars out of desperation to escape and resources. He may be quite the bastard, but even Doflamingo found the fate of Flevance to be an atrocity and reading about it caused him to dwell on his own past, causing him nightmares.

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** He's a self-centered dick and easily one of the nastiest of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, but he's not the type to start fights over dreams, and he even if he is, he'd make sure he didn't lose which [[spoiler:which is why he personally (well, [[PeoplePuppets almost personally) personally]]) beat up and dismissed Bellamy]].
** He also reacted ''very'' badly to Monet's [[spoiler:Monet's apparent death, to the point that he jumped off a window four stories high to head off to Punk Hazard. He deems his execs his family, and will go to great lengths to protect and avenge them.
them.]]
** When it's discovered that Law [[spoiler: Law]] was from Flevance, a country no longer existing due a tragedy involving a susbtance called Amber Lead, he berates Jora for bringing it up, since it clearly disturbs Law. [[spoiler: Law.]] He along with his crew explain the truth about Flevance, Amber Lead was poisonous yet the World Government let them get rich from it before abandooning abandoning the country when everyone got sick, sending the population into wars out of desperation to escape and resources. He may be quite the bastard, but even Doflamingo found the fate of Flevance to be an atrocity and reading about it caused him to dwell on his own past, causing him nightmares.



** Surprisingly, with Vivi of all people. Both are descendants of the 20 kings who formed the World Government, both of them do not have the title of Celestial Dragon because someone in their bloodline decided to live alongside normal people (Vivi by a distant ancestor, Doflamingo by his parents), and both of them were popular with their respective kingdoms. But while Vivi is honest in her desire to help her kingdom, Doflamingo uses his image of a good king as a way to hide his underground operations.
** To Luffy. Both care about their crews to the point of violence when they're attacked. Both have had tragic pasts where they lost a brother. Both are condemned by other people because of their ancestry (Luffy because he's Dragon's son and Doflamingo because he was once a Celestial Dragon). Yet their ideologies couldn't be more different: Luffy has been motivated countless times by the dreams others have while Doflamingo dismisses them as delusions. Doflamingo is one of the most cunning enemies in the series while Luffy is an IdiotHero. Luffy will charge into a fight without a second thought while Doflamingo is seen to avoid personally engaging in a fight unless he absolutely has to. Doflamingo ''murdered'' his brother, while Luffy's gave up his life in order to save him from a ruthless Marine. Even their attitudes towards their respective crews have a dark parallel: Doflamingo genuinely cares about his crew, but puts his goals before them and won't hesitate to demand personal sacrifices from them for his sake, including their lives. Luffy, however, is selfless to a point, and would never demand anything meaningful from his crew to forward his goals, such as their dreams, and ''especially'' their lives -- he'd rather die than allow such a thing to happen.

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** Surprisingly, [[spoiler: with Vivi Vivi]] of all people. [[spoiler: Both are descendants of the 20 kings who formed the World Government, both of them do not have the title of Celestial Dragon because someone in their bloodline decided to live alongside normal people (Vivi by a distant ancestor, Doflamingo by his parents), and both of them were popular with their respective kingdoms. But while Vivi is honest in her desire to help her kingdom, Doflamingo uses his image of a good king as a way to hide his underground operations.
operations.]]
** To Luffy. Both care about their crews to the point of violence when they're attacked. Both have had tragic pasts where they lost a brother. Both are condemned by other people because of their ancestry (Luffy because he's Dragon's son and Doflamingo because he [[spoiler: was once a Celestial Dragon).Dragon]]). Yet their ideologies couldn't be more different: Luffy has been motivated countless times by the dreams others have while Doflamingo dismisses them as delusions. Doflamingo is one of the most cunning enemies in the series while Luffy is an IdiotHero. Luffy will charge into a fight without a second thought while Doflamingo is seen to avoid personally engaging in a fight unless he absolutely has to. Doflamingo [[spoiler:Doflamingo ''murdered'' his brother, while Luffy's gave up his life in order to save him from a ruthless Marine.Marine]]. Even their attitudes towards their respective crews have a dark parallel: Doflamingo genuinely cares about his crew, but puts his goals before them and won't hesitate to demand personal sacrifices from them for his sake, including their lives. Luffy, however, is selfless to a point, and would never demand anything meaningful from his crew to forward his goals, such as their dreams, and ''especially'' their lives -- he'd rather die than allow such a thing to happen.



** With the rest of his upbringing revealed, he became this to his younger brother - from their [[CainAndAbel nature and personality]] to their mentor and their life choices. Despite their shared tragedy, Rocinante took after their parents and grew up to be an altruistic, compassionate man. Doflamingo, on the other hand, was deemed to have been born evil, his miseries just served to reinforce the worst traits in him; he never grew out of the bitterness of having been denied his birthright and wanted to destroy the world for it. In their childhood, Rocinante was taken in by Sengoku and became a Marine, while Doflamingo was taken in by the four executives and turned to a life of piracy, growing up with a conviction that his new 'family' fostered that he had the makings to become the Pirate King. In the end, Rocinante abandoned his mission and sacrificed his life for a boy unrelated to him. In contrast, Doflamingo would sacrifice anyone for his goals and all his actions are ultimately for the sake of himself, and the people he keeps calling 'family' are just means to an end.
** He has become this for Sanji as well. Both Doffy and Sanji are extremely intelligent, care about their crew, and are very powerful and competent fighters. However, as much as he is flawed, Sanji is very compassionate and will come to anyone's aid (especially women). Doffy treats his crew kindly, but only as convenient tools and slaves that he won't hesitate to throw away when it's convenient. It's even shown with their powers; Sanji's fire-based Haki is dangerous but also heals ([[SupremeChef food, anyone?]]), while the seemingly harmless string (Ito Ito no Mi) is used as [[PeoplePuppets puppet string]] and an instrument of murder. Both Sanji and Doffy are also children of royalty, who lost their mothers at an early age, and had siblings who antagonized them all their lives, except Sanji had the sheer misfortune of growing up in an abusive household that forbids virtues like compassion and kindness, and was constantly beaten and demeaned for showing said virtues. The only difference was that Sanji grew up surrounded by loving and caring people who taught him morals and disciplined him when neccesary, allowing him to grow up with a strong moral compass; while Doffy's "caretakers" (his executives) only followed him around because of his Conquerer's Haki and enabled his bratty behavior and god complex, believing he was destined for greatness, until both traits grew to horrifically monstrous proportions.
* EvilIsPetty: When it comes down to it, all of his horrible actions are just him trying to get back at the World Nobles simply because they refused to give him his title back after he killed his father and presented his head to them.

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** With the rest of his upbringing revealed, he became this to his younger brother - from their [[CainAndAbel nature and personality]] to their mentor and their life choices. Despite [[spoiler:Despite their shared tragedy, Rocinante took after their parents and grew up to be an altruistic, compassionate man. Doflamingo, on the other hand, was deemed to have been born evil, his miseries just served to reinforce the worst traits in him; he never grew out of the bitterness of having been denied his birthright and wanted to destroy the world for it. In their childhood, Rocinante was taken in by Sengoku and became a Marine, while Doflamingo was taken in by the four executives and turned to a life of piracy, growing up with a conviction that his new 'family' fostered that he had the makings to become the Pirate King. In the end, Rocinante abandoned his mission and sacrificed his life for a boy unrelated to him. In contrast, Doflamingo would sacrifice anyone for his goals and all his actions are ultimately for the sake of himself, and the people he keeps calling 'family' are just means to an end.
end]].
** He has become this for Sanji as well. Both Doffy and Sanji are extremely intelligent, care about their crew, and are very powerful and competent fighters. However, as much as he is flawed, Sanji is very compassionate and will come to anyone's aid (especially women). Doffy treats his crew kindly, but only as convenient tools and slaves that he won't hesitate to throw away when it's convenient. It's even shown with their powers; Sanji's fire-based Haki is dangerous but also heals ([[SupremeChef food, anyone?]]), while the seemingly harmless string (Ito Ito no Mi) is used as [[PeoplePuppets puppet string]] and an instrument of murder. Both [[spoiler:Both Sanji and Doffy are also children of royalty, who lost their mothers at an early age, and had siblings who antagonized them all their lives, except Sanji had the sheer misfortune of growing up in an abusive household that forbids virtues like compassion and kindness, and was constantly beaten and demeaned for showing said virtues. The only difference was that Sanji grew up surrounded by loving and caring people who taught him morals and disciplined him when neccesary, allowing him to grow up with a strong moral compass; while Doffy's actually GoodParents died and his "caretakers" (his executives) only followed him around because of his Conquerer's Haki and enabled his bratty behavior and god complex, believing he was destined for greatness, until both traits grew to horrifically monstrous proportions.
proportions.]]
* EvilIsPetty: When it comes down to it, all of his horrible actions are just him trying to get back at the [[spoiler:the World Nobles Nobles]] simply because they [[spoiler:they refused to give him his title back after he killed his father and presented his head to them.them]].



* EvilPowerVacuum: Claims that with his defeat there will be a power struggle for control over the New World between the pirates, Marines, and Revolutionary Army. Time will tell if he's right.

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* EvilPowerVacuum: [[spoiler: Claims that with his defeat there will be a power struggle for control over the New World between the pirates, Marines, and Revolutionary Army. Time will tell if he's right.]]



* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Averted. Pre-time skip, no one had any idea why or how Doflamingo could manipulate people to his whims. In the Dressosa Arc, Law had intel on his Devil Fruit abilities previously being a part of his crew. Although, Doffy did reveal Devil Fruits could affect their surroundings with experience called "Awakening", but didn't really go into detail.
* AFatherToHisMen: You'd never expect it from the guy, but he treats every member of his crew with love and respect, from silently weeping and driven to a berserk rage over Monet's sacrifice, to thanking Vergo for his hard work before his (presumed) death, and forgiving Baby 5 and Buffalo when he finds their [[ItMakesSenseInContext still-alive decapitated heads alone on a life boat]]. He even has shown forgiveness towards Law to an extent, willing to take him back despite his betrayal. Turns out there's a reason for it. His mom died when he was eight and he killed his father at age 10, then he gained 4 followers not long after and he went on to assemble other ones that then became the Donquixote Pirates. So the crew are like a family to him.
** Law calls this trope on its ass since at its core, Doflamingo only really cares about himself, and WILL throw his crew members lives away if he felt it necessary. He even wanted his last remaining relative, Rocinante, to sacrifice his life to provide him with immortality using the Op-Op Fruit. When he finds out that Law gains this ability, he's adamant about trying to get Law to perform that on him.
*** Though previously Law used Jora as hostage knowing that Doflamingo wouldn´t attack the Sunny where Caesar, a man he needed in order not to infuriate Kaido, was. Unfortunately it's hinted that Jora knows that affection is short-lived and Doflamingo would go through any lengths if pushed enough (and that Law may be waiting exactly for that reaction); she promptly runs away.

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* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Averted. Pre-time skip, no one had any idea why or how Doflamingo could manipulate people to his whims. In the Dressosa Arc, Law had intel on his Devil Fruit abilities due to previously being a part of his crew. Although, near the end of the arc, Doffy did reveal Devil Fruits could affect their surroundings with experience called "Awakening", but didn't really go into detail.
* AFatherToHisMen: You'd never expect it from the guy, but he treats every member of his crew with love and respect, from silently weeping and driven to a berserk rage over Monet's sacrifice, [[spoiler:Monet's sacrifice]], to thanking Vergo for his hard work before his (presumed) death, and forgiving Baby 5 and Buffalo when he finds their [[ItMakesSenseInContext still-alive decapitated heads heads]] alone on a life boat]].boat. He even has shown forgiveness towards Law to an extent, willing to take him back despite his betrayal. Turns out there's a reason for it. [[spoiler: His mom died when he was eight and he killed his father at age 10, then he gained 4 followers not long after and he went on to assemble other ones that then became the Donquixote Pirates. So the crew are like a family to him.
him]].
** Law calls this trope on its ass since at its core, Doflamingo only really cares about himself, and WILL throw his crew members lives away if he felt it necessary. He In the past he even wanted his [[spoiler:his last remaining relative, Rocinante, Rocinante]], to sacrifice his life to provide him with immortality using the Op-Op Fruit. When he finds out that Law gains this ability, he's adamant about trying to get Law to perform that on him.
*** ** Though previously Law used Jora as hostage knowing that Doflamingo wouldn´t attack the Sunny where Caesar, a man he needed in order not to infuriate Kaido, was. Unfortunately it's hinted that Jora knows that affection is short-lived and Doflamingo would go through any lengths if pushed enough (and that Law may be waiting exactly for that reaction); she promptly runs away.



** Both came from wealthy backgrounds, with Doffy being a former World Noble and Sanji being the third son of the Vinsmoke family, a royal family of Underworld assassins and commanders of Germa 66 whose power and affluence are almost on par with the World Nobles.
** Both left their cushy lifestyles at a young age. Sanji did it willingly because his relatives are criminal assassins and because said relatives (save for [[TokenGoodTeammate his older sister Reiju and his [[MissingMom deceased mother]]) were abusive assholes. Meanwhile, Doffy had to discard his title as a World Noble because his father wanted him to learn how to live among the commoners their neighbors so often mistreated, which Doffy never quite got over even as an adult and has been trying to be accepted back into Mariejois ever since]].

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** Both [[spoiler:Both came from wealthy backgrounds, with Doffy being a former World Noble and Sanji being the third son of the Vinsmoke family, a royal family of Underworld assassins and commanders of Germa 66 whose power and affluence are almost on par with the World Nobles.
Nobles.]]
** Both left their cushy lifestyles at a young age. Sanji [[spoiler:Sanji did it willingly because his relatives are criminal assassins and because said relatives (save for [[TokenGoodTeammate his older sister Reiju Reiju]] and his [[MissingMom deceased mother]]) were abusive assholes. Meanwhile, Doffy had to discard his title as a World Noble because his father wanted him to learn how to live among the commoners their neighbors so often mistreated, which Doffy never quite got over even as an adult and has been trying to be accepted back into Mariejois ever since]].



** Both Sanji and Doffy hate their fathers, but Sanji has a legitimate reason because Vinsmoke Judge is a brutish man and abusive parent who believes in MightMakesRight and conquered the North Blue just to demonstrate his family's strength and power. Meanwhile, Doffy's father was kind and well-meaning, but his idea of making his family leave the World Nobles to live among the commoners made Doffy lash out like a brat who was denied his allowance and kill him (though it's implied the death of Doffy's mother, as well as his father's naivete, provided motivation as well).
** Both have [[CainAndAbel antagonistic relationships with their siblings. Sanji's older and younger fraternal quadruplet brothers are assholes who bullied him for being a weak waste of space. Doffy's brother Rocinante opposed him because he believed his sibling was "evil to the core"]].
** Both had affectionate relationships with their mothers, who died of illness when they were both young. Both incidents were the turning points in Sanji and Doffy's lives; Vinsmoke Sora had secretly pulled a HeroicSacrifice to protect Sanji and his quadruplet brothers from becoming their father's weapons, dying in the process and allowing Sanji to "live" like a normal child. The death of Doffy's mother, however, drove him to "death", specifically, the murder of his father; it's implied he killed his father because if he hadn't moved the family out of Mariejois, his mother's illness would have been cured by the World Nobles' advanced medicine.

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** Both [[spoiler:Both Sanji and Doffy hate their fathers, but Sanji has a legitimate reason because Vinsmoke Judge is a brutish man and abusive parent who believes in MightMakesRight and conquered the North Blue just to demonstrate his family's strength and power. Meanwhile, Doffy's father was kind and well-meaning, but his idea of making his family leave the World Nobles to live among the commoners made Doffy lash out like a brat who was denied his allowance and kill him (though it's implied the death of Doffy's mother, as well as his father's naivete, provided motivation as well).
well)]].
** Both [[spoiler:Both have [[CainAndAbel antagonistic relationships with their siblings.siblings]]. Sanji's older and younger fraternal quadruplet brothers are assholes who bullied him for being a weak waste of space. Doffy's brother Rocinante opposed him because he believed his sibling was "evil to the core"]].
** Both [[spoiler:Both had affectionate relationships with their mothers, who died of illness when they were both young. Both incidents were the turning points in Sanji and Doffy's lives; Vinsmoke Sora had secretly pulled a HeroicSacrifice to protect Sanji and his quadruplet brothers from becoming their father's weapons, dying in the process and allowing Sanji to "live" like a normal child. The death of Doffy's mother, however, drove him to "death", specifically, the murder of his father; it's implied he killed his father because if he hadn't moved the family out of Mariejois, his mother's illness would have been cured by the World Nobles' advanced medicine.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: During his AssassinOutclassin moment with Baby 5, he nonchalantly uses his powers to force Baby 5 to point her Devil Fruit-produced shotgun at herself. This is exactly what she does during her fight with Sai in the Dressrosa arc, after Sai tells her to die (as an insult).
* ForTheEvulz: The last time he was seen in Mariejois, he specifically told the government agent that he's doing things the way he is, up to and including being a Warlord of the Sea, purely because it amuses him, ''and that he could simply quit at any time'' if he gets bored. He means that as a threat.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He has yet to remove his sunglasses (except once in flashback, and we still don't see his eyes), but is definitely the most amoral of the Warlords, especially with Moria, Crocodile and Blackbeard who were very malevolent people. And being an epic scumbag seems to be par for the course for the Celestial Dragons...
* FreudianExcuse: Zigzagged. He claims to have had the most unfortunate life imaginable and that claim has a decent amount of substance to it. He and his family were World Nobles who tried to live as ordinary humans rather than gods and were hunted like animals by those who had been wronged by other World Nobles. Doflamingo had to eat out of trash cans, his mother died from disease related to them living in a dump and when they're finally caught, he, his father and brother were crucified and tortured with the express purpose of keeping them alive to prolong their suffering. However, a big reason all that happened was Doflamingo acting like a SpoiledBrat, such as demanding people kneel before him because he's a World Noble, which outed his family and former World Nobles. That could possibly be attributed to his upbringing as a being superior to mere humans, except his brother Rocinante had the same upbringing and remained a grounded and emphatic individual. Rocinante himself was of the opinion Doflamingo was just born evil.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During his AssassinOutclassin moment with Baby 5, he nonchalantly uses his powers to force Baby 5 to point her Devil Fruit-produced shotgun at herself. This is exactly what she does - this time willingly - during her fight with Sai in the Dressrosa arc, after Sai tells her to die (as an insult).
* ForTheEvulz: The last time he was seen in Mariejois, he specifically told the government agent that he's doing things the way he is, up to and including being a Warlord of the Sea, purely because it amuses him, ''and that he could simply quit at any time'' if he gets bored. He means that as a threat.
*
FourEyesZeroSoul: He has yet to remove his sunglasses (except once in flashback, and we still don't only see one of his eyes), eyes, in an extreme closeup), but is definitely the most amoral of the Warlords, especially with Moria, Crocodile and Blackbeard who were very malevolent people. [[spoiler: And being an epic scumbag seems to be par for the course for the Celestial Dragons...
Dragons...]]
* FreudianExcuse: Zigzagged. He claims to have had the most unfortunate life imaginable and that claim has a decent amount of substance to it. He [[spoiler:He and his family were World Nobles who tried to live as ordinary humans rather than gods and were hunted like animals by those who had been wronged by other World Nobles. Doflamingo had to eat out of trash cans, his mother died from disease related to them living in a dump and when they're finally caught, he, his father and brother were crucified and tortured with the express purpose of keeping them alive to prolong their suffering. However, a big reason all that happened was Doflamingo acting like a SpoiledBrat, such as demanding people kneel before him because he's a World Noble, which outed his family and former World Nobles. That could possibly be attributed to his upbringing as a being raised in the environment where people in it thought themselves as beings superior to mere humans, except his brother Rocinante had the same upbringing and remained a grounded and emphatic individual.individual as his parents taught him to be. Rocinante himself was of the opinion Doflamingo was just born evil.]]



* GracefulLoser: [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted.]] After being taken into custody he acts every bit like the SoreLoser you would expect but after Tsuru delivers a ShutUpHannibal speech he concedes that things were probably inevitable and takes comfort in the fact that with all the powerful people in the world, the Tenryubito are likely to be thrown from their seat of power. In the end, he simply asked for daily newspapers.

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* GracefulLoser: [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted.]] [[spoiler: After being taken into custody he acts every bit like the SoreLoser you would expect but after Tsuru delivers a ShutUpHannibal speech he concedes that things were probably inevitable and takes comfort in the fact that with all the powerful people in the world, the Tenryubito are likely to be thrown from their seat of power. In the end, he simply asked for daily newspapers.]]



* HiddenDepths: He was [[{{Understatement}} rather upset]] when Monet didn't answer after being given a fatal wound by Caesar, and is grateful to Vergo for sacrificing himself, and even acknowledged how Vergo had been at his side longer than any other, thanking him for all the years of loyal service. And the fact that he went alone to check Punk Hazard out says a lot. Not something you'd expect from the most amoral of the Warlords.
** Going by Monet's last thoughts, there is something far more to him than we think. For one, her thoughts suggest that he, a man who plans to spearhead a movement against an era driven by dreams, aspires to be the ''Pirate King''.
** Chapter 763 presents the reason why he's a World Noble but isn't living like a GodKing in Mariejois... and it was worse than imagined, to the point that he continued to have nightmares about it until adulthood.

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* HiddenDepths: He was [[{{Understatement}} rather upset]] when Monet [[spoiler:Monet didn't answer after being given a fatal wound by Caesar, Caesar]], and is grateful to Vergo [[spoiler:Vergo for sacrificing himself, and even acknowledged how Vergo had been at his side longer than any other, thanking him for all the years of loyal service.service]]. And the fact that he went alone to check Punk Hazard out says a lot. Not something you'd expect from the most amoral of the Warlords.
** Going [[spoiler:Going by Monet's last thoughts, there is something far more to him than we think. For one, her thoughts suggest that he, a man who plans to spearhead a movement against an era driven by dreams, aspires to be the ''Pirate King''.
King''.]]
** [[spoiler: Chapter 763 presents the reason why he's a World Noble but isn't living like a GodKing in Mariejois... and it was worse than imagined, to the point that he continued to have nightmares about it until adulthood.]]



* HumansAreBastards: He claims that all humans, however proper and respectable they may be, deep down crave for blood and death of others. This viewpoint was probably the result of his past; when the surrounding people found out about his family, they went on an insane witch-hunt of a rampage. After seeing the worst of humanity from common people, hearing about the atrocities of the World Nobles and them refusing to help his family, no wonder he has this view.

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* HumansAreBastards: He claims that all humans, however proper and respectable they may be, deep down crave for blood and death of others. This viewpoint was probably the result of his past; [[spoiler: when the surrounding people found out about his family, they went on an insane witch-hunt of a rampage. rampage.]] After seeing the worst of humanity from common people, hearing about the atrocities of the World Nobles and them [[spoiler:them refusing to help his family, family]], no wonder he has this view.



* HypocriticalHumor: When witnessing Luffy activate Gear Fourth, he starts chuckling and sarcastically asks Luffy "what can rubber do?" Reminder: Doflamingo is a "String Human". He's not in a position to be [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway mocking seemingly useless powers]], and it's surprising [[UnderestimatingBadassery that he was so condescending to Luffy when he assumed that form]], [[SwissArmySuperpower given how deadly Doflamingo is in the application of his own powers]].
* IllKillYou: While a group of angry people were holding him, his brother, and their father tied up and his father begged the mob to spare the lives of his children, Doffy screamed out he would kill every single one of them. The furious mob was actually taken back by this.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Doflamingo's obsession with keeping himself alive above everything else led to his obsession with the Op-Op Fruit, whose user can grant eternal youth at the cost of their own life.

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* HypocriticalHumor: When witnessing Luffy activate activating Gear Fourth, he starts chuckling and sarcastically asks Luffy "what can rubber do?" Reminder: Doflamingo is a "String Human". He's not in a position to be [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway mocking seemingly useless powers]], and it's surprising [[UnderestimatingBadassery that he was so condescending to Luffy when he assumed that form]], [[SwissArmySuperpower given how deadly Doflamingo is in the application of his own powers]].
* IllKillYou: While a group of angry people were holding [[spoiler:holding him, his brother, and their father tied up and his father begged the mob to spare the lives of his children, children,]] Doffy screamed out he would kill every single one of them. The furious mob was actually taken back by this.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Doflamingo's obsession with keeping himself alive above everything else led [[spoiler:led to his obsession with the Op-Op Fruit, whose user can grant eternal youth at the cost of their own life.life]].



* ItsAllAboutMe: The World Nobles won't give ME back MY title because of my father leaving it all behind? WELL IF I CAN'T HAVE IT, THEN SCREW THEIR WORLD!
** Even though his past was genuinely tragic, it was no excuse for his actions. Look no further than his brother Rocinante, who went through exactly the same things he did and turned out to be one of the most kindhearted characters in the series. At the core of the matter, Doflamingo only thinks about himself, resulting in a genuine LackOfEmpathy. Thus he shows no sympathy for the plights that Luffy and Law went through (one of which he knows quite well), and outright ''shouts'' at them that ''their'' tragedies do not compare to ''his''.
** He genuinely cares about his gang, whom he calls his family, but even then he puts himself and his goal above them and would not hesitate to demand their sacrifices for his sake. To his credit, ''many'' of them would do it willingly, like Vergo and Monet. In Law's flashback, we found out that this attitude also extended to his only remaining relative by blood - his younger brother Rocinante, as Doflamingo wanted Rocinante to consume the Ope-Ope fruit and die to give him immortality (though it's unknown how Doflamingo's emerging suspicion of Rocinante ratting out his family to the Marines factored in this scheme). In keeping with this extreme selfishness and egoism, once he knew Law had eaten the fruit, Doflamingo immediately demanded to retrieve the boy, so that he could "educate him the importance of dying for [Doflamingo]". He would likely have gone through with it too, had Rocinante not pulled a HeroicSacrifice to ensure Law could get away from him.
** Law eventually calls bullcrap on Doflamingo's definition of "family", claiming that Doflamingo only calls them family when they're convenient to him. And Law might have a point - chapter 782 reveals that the Donquixote Family started when the four who'd later become his chief executives noticed Doflamingo's charisma and will to survive, particularly the Conqueror's Haki, and did anything for him, as they appointed him their leader, believing he will become the Pirate King. Given the way his 'family' was founded on, and how his upbringing from that point on has essentially aimed to reinforce his already unhealthy mindset, it's no wonder that Doflamingo's ego and selfishness grew to that size. Law goes further and calls Trebol's reasons for following Doflamingo and their "family" to be delusional and pathetic; while Trebol may consider Doflamingo and the executives to be "equals", Law says that Doflamingo just considers them to be stupid, willing puppets who does what he wants. The above point also contributes to Law's argument.
* ItsPersonal: Law's entire business with him originates from Doflamingo's murder of Law's benefactor and Doflamingo's younger brother Corazon 13 years ago. And Doflamingo himself has a MAJOR beef with the World Nobles who're the reason for who he is now.
* {{Jerkass}}: One of the biggest pricks in the entire series. He's cruel, petty, completely untrustworthy, has a major disregard for the lives of others, and completely refuses to accept responsibility for his actions or accept that they're beyond the pale, instead choosing to blame everything on one party (the World Nobles). His unwavering loyalty to and protectiveness towards his Executive Officers (unless you're Bellamy) is about the only decent quality that he has. Even this decency goes out the window when Law correctly assumes that Doflamingo only cares about himself, since his own life takes priority above all else. As much as he hates the World Nobles, he embodies their worst traits down to the letter.
** One of his ultimate awakened attacks, "God Thread", which involves 16 powerful "holy bullets" that he sends flying at his opponent, is a cruel [[CallBack homage]] to one of the lynchers who tortured Doflamingo while screaming how his sons were shot ''sixteen'' times for merely walking across a Tenryuubito's path.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: The [[spoiler:The World Nobles won't give ME back MY title because of my father leaving it all behind? WELL IF I CAN'T HAVE IT, THEN SCREW THEIR WORLD!
WORLD!]]
** Even though his past was genuinely tragic, it was no excuse for his actions. Look no further than his [[spoiler:his brother Rocinante, Rocinante]], who went through exactly the same things he did and turned out to be one of the most kindhearted characters in the series. At the core of the matter, Doflamingo only thinks about himself, resulting in a genuine LackOfEmpathy. Thus he shows no sympathy for the plights that Luffy and Law went through (one of which he knows quite well), and outright ''shouts'' at them that ''their'' tragedies do not compare to ''his''.
** He genuinely cares about his gang, whom he calls his family, but even then he puts himself and his goal above them and would not hesitate to demand their sacrifices for his sake. To his credit, ''many'' of them would do it willingly, like Vergo and Monet. In [[spoiler:In Law's flashback, we found out that this attitude also extended to his only remaining relative by blood - his younger brother Rocinante, as Doflamingo wanted Rocinante to consume the Ope-Ope fruit and die to give him immortality (though it's unknown how Doflamingo's emerging suspicion of Rocinante ratting out his family to the Marines factored in this scheme). In keeping with this extreme selfishness and egoism, once he knew Law had eaten the fruit, Doflamingo immediately demanded to retrieve the boy, so that he could "educate him the importance of dying for [Doflamingo]". He would likely have gone through with it too, had Rocinante not pulled a HeroicSacrifice to ensure Law could get away from him.
him.]]
** Law eventually calls bullcrap on Doflamingo's definition of "family", claiming that Doflamingo only calls them family when they're convenient to him. And Law might have a point - chapter 782 reveals that the [[spoiler:the Donquixote Family started when the four who'd later become his chief executives noticed Doflamingo's charisma and will to survive, particularly the Conqueror's Haki, and did anything for him, as they appointed him their leader, believing he will become the Pirate King.King]]. Given the way his 'family' was founded on, and how his upbringing from that point on has essentially aimed to reinforce his already unhealthy mindset, it's no wonder that Doflamingo's ego and selfishness grew to that size. Law goes further and calls Trebol's reasons for following Doflamingo and their "family" to be delusional and pathetic; while Trebol may consider Doflamingo and the executives to be "equals", Law says that Doflamingo just considers them to be stupid, willing puppets who does what he wants. The above point also contributes to Law's argument.
* ItsPersonal: Law's entire business with him originates from Doflamingo's [[spoiler:Doflamingo's murder of Law's benefactor and Doflamingo's younger brother Corazon 13 years ago. ago]]. And Doflamingo himself has a MAJOR beef with the [[spoiler:the World Nobles who're the reason for who he is now.
now.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: One of the biggest pricks in the entire series. He's cruel, petty, completely untrustworthy, has a major disregard for the lives of others, and completely refuses to accept responsibility for his actions or accept that they're beyond the pale, instead choosing to blame everything on one party (the ([[spoiler:the World Nobles).Nobles]]). His unwavering loyalty to and protectiveness towards his Executive Officers (unless you're Bellamy) is about the only decent quality that he has. Even this decency goes out the window when Law correctly assumes that Doflamingo only cares about himself, since his own life takes priority above all else. As much as he hates the [[spoiler:the World Nobles, Nobles]], he embodies their worst traits down to the letter.
** One of his ultimate awakened attacks, "God Thread", which involves 16 powerful "holy bullets" that he sends flying at his opponent, is a cruel [[CallBack homage]] to one of the lynchers who tortured Doflamingo while screaming how his sons were shot ''sixteen'' times for merely walking across a Tenryuubito's path.
letter.



** Forcing King Riku to gather all the money of his kingdom, only to have be used a literal puppet to slaughter his own citizens.
** Forcing Bellamy to kill Luffy to regain his favor (after Bellamy and Luffy had developed a great deal of mutual respect for one another), beating the shit out of him, insulting him to piss off Luffy, and then using him as a human shield when Luffy flies into a rage.

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** Forcing King [[spoiler:King Riku to gather all the money of his kingdom, only to have be used like a literal puppet to slaughter his own citizens.
citizens.]]
** Forcing Bellamy to kill Luffy to regain his favor (after Bellamy and Luffy had developed a great deal of mutual respect for one another), beating the shit out of him, insulting him to piss off Luffy, and then using him as a human shield ''HumanShield'' when Luffy flies into a rage.



** Generally, most of what he says or does to Law is a practice in Kicking The Dog. Choosing to shoot Law specifically with ''lead'' bullets was a cruel reference to the Amber Lead Syndrome he had as a boy, for example. Also, seeing as how it was already a CurbstompBattle, ripping Law's arm off was also largely unnecessary and savage.[[noteThat particular action of his, ripping Law's arm off, [[TheDogBitesBack later bit him in the ass]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard when Law used Room to manipulate said arm to]] slice Trebol through his stomach.[[/note]]]]

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** Generally, most of what he says or does to Law is a practice in Kicking The Dog. [[spoiler: Choosing to shoot Law specifically with ''lead'' bullets was a cruel reference to the Amber Lead Syndrome he had as a boy, for example. Also, seeing as how it was already a CurbstompBattle, ripping Law's arm off was also largely unnecessary and savage.[[noteThat [[note]]That particular action of his, ripping Law's arm off, [[TheDogBitesBack later bit him in the ass]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard when Law used Room to manipulate said arm to]] slice Trebol through his stomach.[[/note]]]]



** Something more personal to himself, the setup name for his final attack "16 Sacred Bullets of the Assassin, God Thread" is a mocking reference to a man who was part of the mob that tortured him claiming his sons were shot dead 16 times by Celestial Dragons. Another glimpse to how badly Doffy still wished he could be a Celestial Dragon.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Was apparently responsible for the death of X Drake's father, who had become a notoriously brutal and cruel pirate who was apparently just as awful to his own son as he was to his victims. It's telling that Drake bears absolutely no grudge against him for it.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is a significantly more serious threat than the Straw Hats have faced before especially being a former World Noble.

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** Something more personal to himself, the setup name for his final attack "16 Sacred Bullets of the Assassin, God Thread" is a mocking reference to a man who was part of the mob that tortured him claiming his sons were shot dead 16 times by Celestial [[spoiler:Celestial Dragons. Another glimpse to how badly Doffy still wished he could be a Celestial Dragon.
Dragon.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Was [[spoiler:Was apparently responsible for the death of X Drake's father, who had become a notoriously brutal and cruel pirate who was apparently just as awful to his own son as he was to his victims. It's telling that Drake bears absolutely no grudge against him for it.
it.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: He is a significantly more serious threat than the Straw Hats have faced before [[spoiler: especially being a former World Noble.Noble]].



* LargeHam: He's actually been slightly mellower since the Timeskip, but make no mistake - Donquixote Doflamingo ''loves'' to ham it up. Especially when he's happy and excited about something (like during the Whitebeard War or when he starts getting the upper hand in his fight with Luffy and Law.
** He goes on another Whitebeard War-esque rant about the New Age while being transferred to prison.
* LaserGuidedKarma: All his wrongdoings come back to bite him in the ass later. He murders his loving (if misguided) father for making them leave Mariejois for the commoner life (which, admittedly, went to hell). His brother comes to hate him for it, joins the marines, and then infiltrates his crew with the intention of bringing him down. He eventually succeeds in keeping the Op-Op Fruit out of his hands, preventing Doffy from being given the immortality he so desperately craves. Doflamingo promptly murders him, causing Trafalgar Law to swear revenge and spend the next thirteen years plotting it. All of it culminates in the Dressrosa arc, where over the course of a single day, the Straw Hats and Law manage to cause the criminal empire he's built over the course of his entire lifetime to fall apart in the most spectacular fashion possible, finally shattering his grip over a kingdom he's been ruling for over 10 years.

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* LargeHam: He's actually been slightly mellower since the Timeskip, but make no mistake - Donquixote Doflamingo ''loves'' to ham it up. Especially when he's happy and excited about something (like during the Whitebeard War or when he starts getting the upper hand in his fight with Luffy and Law.
Law).
** [[spoiler: He goes on another Whitebeard War-esque rant about the New Age while being transferred to prison.
prison]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: All his wrongdoings come back to bite him in the ass later. He murders [[spoiler:He murdered his loving (if misguided) father for making them leave Mariejois for the commoner life (which, admittedly, went to hell). His brother comes came to hate him for it, joins joined the marines, and then infiltrates infiltrated his crew with the intention of bringing him down. He eventually succeeds succeeded in keeping the Op-Op Fruit out of his hands, preventing Doffy from being given the immortality he so desperately craves. Doflamingo promptly murders him, murdered him]], causing Trafalgar Law to swear revenge and spend the next thirteen years plotting it. All of it culminates in the Dressrosa arc, where over the course of a single day, the Straw Hats and Law manage to cause the criminal empire he's built over the course of his entire lifetime to fall apart in the most spectacular fashion possible, finally shattering his grip over a kingdom he's been ruling for over 10 years.



* LaughingMad: His anger at how things ended up is replaced with voracious laughter as he rants and raves in his cellar in a ship on the way to Impel Down.

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* LaughingMad: His anger at how things ended up is replaced with voracious laughter as he rants and raves in [[spoiler:in his cellar in a ship on the way to Impel Down.]]



** He's clearly learned a lot from this experience, since after murdering his father at the age of 10 and returning to Mariejois, he somehow stumbled upon the National Treasure of Mariejois and learned its secret, arousing the fears and wrath of the Celestial Dragons. He kept the secret for decades, and managed to exploit the World Government and get a Warlord position of it, in exchange for keeping his lips sealed about what it is to the world.
* MadeOfIron: His durability is rather astounding. He casually shrugs off being frozen by Kuzan and an assassination attempt by Baby 5, and earlier he also left the Marineford War unscathed. Even as a child, when he was hanged and tortured with his brother and father, he declared that he'll survive and then he'll kill all of his torturers one by one.
** His fight lasts for around 30-40 chapters (instead of the usual 20s for the other {{Big Bad}}s) partly because of this. He only starts getting what could be his first real deep hit on-screen with Luffy's Gum Gum Red Hawk move, and then he keeps standing; he also calls Luffy's subsequent Gear 2nd and 3rd attacks as "weak". Even when Law uses his Gamma Knife to cut his insides, he can patch it up with his powers (Though the anime add scenes that imply that the damage really was severe and he had to divert focus to fighting Luffy and keeping his injuries in check. So it's very likely he was weakened by the time Luffy took over). It's only when Luffy goes Gear 4th that his "toughness" starts to break, and it ends with his defeat. The only character who's taken more punishment on-screen was ''[[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]]'', who by comparison took an extreme case of RasputinianDeath to finally put down.

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** He's clearly learned a lot from this experience, since after murdering his father at the age of 10 and returning [[spoiler:returning to Mariejois, Mariejois]], he somehow stumbled upon the National Treasure of Mariejois and learned its secret, arousing the fears and wrath of the Celestial Dragons. He kept the secret for decades, and managed to exploit the World Government and get a Warlord position of it, in exchange for keeping his lips sealed about what it is to the world.
* MadeOfIron: His durability is rather astounding. He casually shrugs off being frozen by Kuzan and an assassination attempt by Baby 5, and earlier he also left the Marineford War unscathed. Even [[spoiler:Even as a child, when he was hanged and tortured with his brother and father, he declared that he'll survive and then he'll kill all of his torturers one by one.
one.]]
** His fight lasts for around 30-40 chapters (instead of the usual 20s for the other {{Big Bad}}s) partly because of this. He only starts getting what could be his first real deep hit on-screen with Luffy's Gum Gum Red Hawk move, and then he keeps standing; he also calls Luffy's subsequent Gear 2nd and 3rd attacks as "weak". Even when Law uses his Gamma Knife to cut his insides, he can patch it up with his powers (Though powers[[note]]Though the anime add added scenes that imply that the damage really was severe and he had to divert focus to fighting Luffy and keeping his injuries in check. So it's very likely he was weakened by the time Luffy took over).over[[/note]]. It's only when Luffy goes Gear 4th that his "toughness" starts to break, and it ends with his defeat. The only character who's taken more punishment on-screen was ''[[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]]'', who by comparison took an extreme case of RasputinianDeath to finally put down.



** His prior history of raiding ships with tributes to the Celestial Dragons from the nations of the world and his own former status as a Celestial Dragon himself could be another reason for his epithet. Literally taking the world's treasures and preventing "godlike" nobles living separately from the world in the "Holy Land", from having them.
** The "Heavenly Demon" itself may also be meaningful as since he's an ex-World Noble who are considered "Heavenly" and the fact he turned to piracy (hence "Demon"), he's considered a figurative FallenAngel.

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** His prior history of raiding ships with tributes to the Celestial Dragons from the nations of the world and [[spoiler:and his own former status as a Celestial Dragon himself himself]] could be another reason for his epithet. Literally taking the world's treasures and preventing "godlike" nobles living separately from the world in the "Holy Land", from having them.
** The "Heavenly Demon" itself may also be meaningful as [[spoiler:as since he's an ex-World Noble who are considered "Heavenly" and the fact he turned to piracy (hence "Demon"), he's considered a figurative FallenAngel.]]



* MissingMom: Doffy's mother died from an illness, the result of living in extreme poverty, when he was only 8. Part of the reason why he murdered his father is his mother would've been cured by highly advanced medicine that would be available to the World Nobles, had they stayed being a part of them.

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* MissingMom: Doffy's mother died from an illness, the [[spoiler:the result of living in extreme poverty, poverty,]] when he was only 8. Part of the reason why he murdered his father is that his mother would've been cured by highly advanced medicine that would be available to the World Nobles, them, had they stayed being still [[spoiler:stayed a part of them.World Noble family.]]



** He treats his own crewmates like family and gets angered if something serious should happen to befall them. Yet has no qualms with tearing apart other peoples' families such as the Riku Family, who had ''given into his demands'' without any resistance whatsoever when he first arrived at Dressrosa for kicks and giggles.
** He was pissed about all the crap Luffy and the Straw Hats, and Law, put him through, ruining his control over the country and trying to mess up his business partnership with Kaido. Never for a second does it occur to him about what he's done to his own country for 10 years, including enslaving people, tearing families apart, removing the royal family from their position of power, having them hated and feared, and hunted down, with them either being killed, or again enslaved; and indirectly having dozens of children taken from their homes and experimented on for his own shady business deals.
** Despite having been on the end of horrible treatment when he was younger, he decides to do even worse actions as an adult that make what the mob did to him and his family seem like child's play.

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** He treats his own crewmates like family and gets angered if something serious should happen to befall them. Yet has no qualms with tearing apart other peoples' families such [[spoiler:such as the Riku Family, who had ''given into his demands'' without any resistance whatsoever when he first arrived at Dressrosa Dressrosa]] for kicks and giggles.
** He was pissed about all the crap Luffy and the Straw Hats, and Law, put him through, ruining his control over the country and trying to mess up his business partnership with Kaido. Never for a second does it occur to him about what [[spoiler:what he's done to his own country for 10 years, including enslaving people, tearing families apart, removing the royal family from their position of power, having them hated and feared, and hunted down, with them either being killed, or again enslaved; and indirectly having dozens of children taken from their homes and experimented on for his own shady business deals.
deals]].
** [[spoiler: Despite having been on the end of horrible treatment when he was younger, he decides to do even worse actions as an adult that make what the mob did to him and his family seem like child's play.]]



* MoralityPet: The top executives and officers of the Donquixote gang - barring traitors, that is. His brother Rocinante was supposed to be one for him, being his sole remaining family member by blood. However, even Roci recognized how evil his brother was and attempted to keep his "madness" at bay, to the point of lying and deceiving him of his mutism, his devil fruit (which Doffy had no idea he had), and his association with the Marines. Doflamingo outright murdered him once he found out Rocinante was a traitor and foiled his entire plan to get the Ope-Ope fruit.
* MotiveRant: After he and Trebol beat Luffy and Law, he lets off a particularly large one. He's basically lashing out at the world at large because his right as a World Noble was made void after the rest of them called his family "traitors", following his father choosing to be a commoner.

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* MoralityPet: The top executives and officers of the Donquixote gang - barring traitors, that is. His [[spoiler:His brother Rocinante was supposed to be one for him, being his sole remaining family member by blood. However, even Roci recognized how evil his brother was and attempted to keep his "madness" at bay, to the point of lying and deceiving him of his mutism, his devil fruit (which Doffy had no idea he had), and his association with the Marines. Doflamingo outright murdered him once he found out Rocinante was a traitor and foiled his entire plan to get the Ope-Ope fruit.
fruit.]]
* MotiveRant: After he and Trebol beat Luffy and Law, he lets off a particularly large one. He's [[spoiler:He's basically lashing out at the world at large because his right as a World Noble was made void after the rest of them called his family "traitors", following his father choosing to be a commoner.commoner]].



** Doflamingo is extremely arrogant, which is explainable by way of the fact that he is a former Celestial Dragon. He takes immense pride in his bloodline, in spite of the fact that he is a ''former'' Celestial Dragon, and thus technically has no right to any of the privileges of his status as one of the descendants of the creators of "the world".

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** Doflamingo is extremely arrogant, which is explainable by way of the fact that he is a former [[spoiler:former Celestial Dragon. Dragon]]. He takes immense pride in his bloodline, in spite of the fact that he is [[spoiler:is a ''former'' Celestial Dragon, Dragon]], and thus technically has no right to any of the privileges of his status as one [[spoiler:one of the descendants of the creators of "the world".world"]].



** [[LackOfEmpathy He claimed Luffy and Law's hard pasts had no comparison to his own]] and believes no longer being considered a Celestial Dragon is his greatest shame.

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** [[LackOfEmpathy He claimed Luffy and Law's hard pasts had no comparison to his own]] and believes no longer being considered a Celestial Dragon [[spoiler:Celestial Dragon]] is his greatest shame.



* NeverMyFault: This increasingly seems to be the case for him. Yes, his past actually was pretty horrifying and traumatic, but to be perfectly honest, odds are that none of it would have happened if he hadn't continued to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family as a result, and the rest of his rationale reads like something akin to "Daddy made me stop hanging out with the cool kids and now they won't let me back into their club". While he may have experienced genuine tragedy and great misfortune, he has completely failed to take any responsibility for his part in it. It's especially glaring when you consider that Rocinante went through the exact same thing as he did (through no fault of his own, to boot) and wound up being one of the most genuinely kind characters in the series, which renders no small amount of credence to his theory that Doflamingo genuinely was just a bad seed.

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* NeverMyFault: This increasingly seems to be the case for him. Yes, his past actually was pretty horrifying and traumatic, but to be perfectly honest, odds are that none of it would have happened if he hadn't continued [[spoiler:continued to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family as a result, and the rest of his rationale reads like something akin to "Daddy made me stop hanging out with the cool kids and now they won't let me back into their club".club"]]. While he may have experienced genuine tragedy and great misfortune, he has completely failed to take any responsibility for his part in it. It's especially glaring when you consider that Rocinante [[spoiler:his brother Rocinante]] went through the exact same thing as he did (through no fault of his own, to boot) and wound up being one of the most genuinely kind characters in the series, which renders no small amount of credence to his [[spoiler:his]] theory that Doflamingo genuinely was just a bad seed.



** Subverted in the anime, where it's instead his father who outed to the surroundings about their former World Noble heritage.

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** Subverted in the anime, where it's instead his father who outed to the surroundings about their former [[spoiler:former World Noble heritage.]]



* NotHyperbole: When Doflamingo says that no one has endured the horrors that he experienced as a child, we're treated to images of him complaining about living a normal life, making us think his ''[[FauxHorrific nightmare]]'' [[FauxHorrific was a life without luxury]]. A few chapters later, we find out he's telling the truth. It seems that after his father gave up the life of a World Noble, the citizens of the island his family moved to learned they were former World Nobles and burned down their mansion, forcing them to go on the run and hide in a trash dump where Doflamingo's mother died due to getting sick there. Also, Doflamingo and his brother were forced to eat out of ''trash cans'' and avoid getting attacked by mobs. Finally, his family was cornered by the islanders who crucified them to their house and shot arrows at them. As much of a scumbag this guy is, his past is genuinely tragic and horrifying.

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* NotHyperbole: When Doflamingo says that no one has endured the horrors that he experienced as a child, we're treated to images of him complaining about living a normal life, making us think his ''[[FauxHorrific nightmare]]'' "nightmare" [[FauxHorrific was just a life without luxury]]. A few chapters later, we find out he's telling the truth. It [[spoiler:It seems that after his father gave up the life of a World Noble, the citizens of the island his family moved to learned they were former World Nobles and burned down their mansion, forcing them to go on the run and hide in a trash dump where Doflamingo's mother died due to getting sick there. Also, Doflamingo and his brother were forced to eat out of ''trash cans'' and avoid getting attacked by mobs. Finally, his family was cornered by the islanders who crucified them to their house and shot arrows at them. As much of a scumbag this guy is, his past is genuinely tragic and horrifying.horrifying]].



** Also when he didn't hear Monet's response as she had suffered a fatal blow to the heart by Caesar Clown, prompting a very out of character moment of him rushing to Punk Hazard alone.

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** Also when he didn't hear Monet's response as she [[spoiler:she had suffered a fatal blow to the heart by the unknowing Caesar Clown, Clown]], prompting a very out of character moment of him rushing to Punk Hazard alone.



** And then Sugar got knocked out. By the time he has his final confrontation with Luffy and Law, Doffy is so enraged that all he can do is laugh it off and try to kill them. Eventually, he's so fed up that he attempts to murder everyone on the island to keep the events of Dressrosa from getting out.

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** And [[spoiler:And then Sugar got knocked out.out]]. By the time he has his final confrontation with Luffy and Law, Doffy is so enraged that all he can do is laugh it off and try to kill them. Eventually, he's so fed up that he attempts to murder everyone on the island to keep the events of Dressrosa from getting out.



** Another one when he realizes that the "Lucy" running around the colosseum is ''not'' Luffy anymore, who is currently rampaging his way in his castle.
** And yet another one when Sugar lost consciousness, making ten years of slave-making go up in smoke, and causing chaos in Dressrosa as the toys turned back to normal and people regained their memories.

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** Another [[spoiler:Another one when he realizes that the "Lucy" running around the colosseum is ''not'' Luffy anymore, who is currently rampaging his way in his castle.
castle.]]
** And yet another one when Sugar [[spoiler:Sugar lost consciousness, consciousness]], making ten years of slave-making go up in smoke, and causing chaos in Dressrosa as the [[spoiler:the toys turned back to normal and people regained their memories.memories]].



*** When Law's flashback is over and the surgeon pirate reveals he is also a D., this is what happens to the turkey.

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*** When Law's flashback is over and the surgeon pirate reveals he [[spoiler:he is also a D., ]], this is what happens to him because, [[spoiler: as a (former) World Noble, he was taught to fear the turkey.D people.]]



* OmnicidalManiac: He states to Bellamy that his goal is to ''destroy the world''. As Law (used to) share this thought, he deems Law to be his right-hand man (before he defects). His reason for destroying the world is that he's spiteful at the World Nobles for not giving him his rightful title, so he swore to destroy everything the World Nobles possess.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney:
** Most of the things he does are for monetary gain, and when something is looking like it isn't going to be profitable, he [[NothingPersonal ditches it and anybody tied to it]].
** Somewhat debatable however, as Monet implies that Doflamingo does aspire for something ''other'' than monetary gain: to become the Pirate King.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If that CheshireCatGrin leaves his face for any reason or length of time, '''''run.''''' Of course, seeing him smile is no guarantee of safety either.

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* OmnicidalManiac: He states to Bellamy that his goal is to ''destroy the world''. As Law (used to) share this thought, he deems Law to be his right-hand man (before he defects). His reason for destroying the world is that he's [[spoiler:he's spiteful at the World Nobles for not giving him his rightful title, so he swore to destroy everything the World Nobles possess.
possess.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney:
**
OnlyInItForTheMoney: Most of the things he does are for monetary gain, and when something is looking like it isn't going to be profitable, he [[NothingPersonal ditches it and anybody tied to it]].
**
it]]. Somewhat debatable however, as Monet implies that Doflamingo does aspire for something ''other'' than monetary gain: to [[spoiler:to become the Pirate King.
King. That, and wanting to get back at the World Nobles for shunning him and his family.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: If that CheshireCatGrin leaves his face for any reason or length of time, '''''run.''''' '''run.''' Of course, seeing him smile is no guarantee of safety either.



** For someone who is a mean player of XanatosSpeedChess, he sure as hell didn't count on Law throwing a massive SpannerInTheWorks merely by one-shotting Vergo and swapping Smoker's heart with Monet's before handing it to Caesar.
** He also didn't count on Law blackmailing him. See Sadistic Choice below.
*** In turn, Law didn't count on him feigning compliance with his blackmail conditions as a way of luring him into a trap.
** He massively underestimated just how much trouble the Straw Hats would be. Sabo and Luffy switching places screwed up most of his plans, then things went straight to hell when they took out Sugar.

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** For someone who is a mean player of XanatosSpeedChess, he sure as hell didn't count on Law throwing a massive SpannerInTheWorks merely by [[spoiler: one-shotting Vergo and swapping Smoker's heart with Monet's before handing it to Caesar.
Caesar]].
** He also didn't count on Law blackmailing him. See Sadistic Choice below.
***
below. In turn, Law didn't count on him feigning compliance with his blackmail conditions as a way of luring him into a trap.
** He massively underestimated just how much trouble the Straw Hats would be. Sabo [[spoiler:Sabo and Luffy switching places screwed up most of his plans, then things went straight to hell when they took out Sugar.]]



** He [[DisproportionateRetribution crushes entire islands for taking advantage of Baby 5's inability to refuse requests. Subverted later when it's revealed that he and his crew don't want to lose such a "convenient" person.]]

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** He [[DisproportionateRetribution crushes entire islands islands]] for taking advantage of Baby 5's inability to refuse requests. Subverted later when it's revealed that he [[spoiler:he and his crew just don't want to lose such a "convenient" person.]]]]



* {{Patricide}}: He mentioned that he killed his father when he was 10. His father, Donquixote Homing, was a DefectorFromDecadence that is World Nobles, and Doffy hates the old man for it, to the point of calling him "such a foolish father". Understandable to an extent since Homing was too naive to realize how bad living outside Mariejois would turn out to be.

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* {{Patricide}}: He mentioned that he killed his father when he was 10. His father, Donquixote Homing, was a [[spoiler:a DefectorFromDecadence that is World Nobles, Nobles]], and Doffy hates the old man for it, to the point of calling him "such a foolish father". Understandable to an extent since Homing was too naive to realize how bad living [[spoiler:living outside Mariejois Mariejois]] would turn out to be.



* PlayingWithPuppets: He regularly uses his "Parasite" move to control his victims into attacking others for his amusement. Preferably their loved ones or friends. The night he claimed the throne on Dressrosa, he had King Riku and the army attack the citizens.
* PersonalityPowers: Doffy ate the String-String Devil Fruit (''Ito Ito no Mi'') that allows him to create and use strings, and is a ManipulativeBastard and ControlFreak who specializes in XanatosSpeedChess and playing people for fools. He also possesses Conqueror's Haki, which is noted to be the rarest form of Haki that is only possessed by people with leadership qualities. Doffy is a (now former) ruler of the Dressrosa kingdom, and he has an entitlement complex ten miles high due to being a former World Noble.

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* PlayingWithPuppets: He regularly uses his "Parasite" move to control his victims into attacking others for his amusement. Preferably their loved ones or friends. The [[spoiler:The night he claimed the throne on Dressrosa, he had King Riku and the army attack the citizens.
citizens.]]
* PersonalityPowers: Doffy ate the String-String Devil Fruit (''Ito Ito no Mi'') that allows him to create and use strings, and is a ManipulativeBastard and ControlFreak who specializes in XanatosSpeedChess and playing people for fools. He also possesses Conqueror's Haki, which is noted to be the rarest form of Haki that is only possessed by people with leadership qualities. Doffy is a (now former) ruler of the Dressrosa kingdom, and he has an entitlement complex ten miles high due to being [[spoiler:being a former World Noble.Noble]].



** Being a former Celestial Dragon has inflated his ego so much that ANYONE looking down on or opposing him will suffer his wrath.
** Such that when he was finally defeated, it looked like how Lucifer fell from the Heavens, resembling a most classical sense.

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** Being [[spoiler:Being a former Celestial Dragon has inflated his ego so much that ANYONE looking down on or opposing him will suffer his wrath.
wrath]].
** Such that when he was finally defeated, it looked like how Lucifer fell from the Heavens, resembling a most classical sense.



* PsychopathicManchild: He's just an overgrown SpoiledBrat throwing a huge temper tantrum over the "cool kids" not letting him back into their club.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Once Luffy enter Gear 4th, he starts the showcase of new power by punching Doflamingo straight off the palace, through a few buildings and into the central district of the city. Counts as LaserGuidedKarma as well since when Luffy and Doflamingo finally square off the first time, Doflamingo had managed to punch Luffy across the room into a wall. Luffy returned the favor ''big time''.
** Later, Luffy's "King Kong Gun" punches Doflamingo into the '''Earth''', so much that the ground ''splits in two.''. '''''Holy Shit!'''''

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* PsychopathicManchild: He's Deep down, he's just an overgrown SpoiledBrat throwing a huge temper tantrum over the "cool kids" (read: [[spoiler:the World Nobles]]) not letting him back into their club.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Once Luffy enter Gear 4th, he starts the showcase of new power by punching Doflamingo straight off the palace, through a few buildings and into the central district of the city. Counts as LaserGuidedKarma as well since when Luffy and Doflamingo finally square off the first time, Doflamingo had managed to punch Luffy across the room into a wall. Luffy returned the favor ''big time''.
**
time''. Later, Luffy's "King Kong Gun" punches Doflamingo into the '''Earth''', so much that the ground ''splits in two.''. '''''Holy Shit!'''''



** His father had his family leave Mariejois to live amongst commoners, and they ended up living under such horrible conditions that his mother became ill and died. As he put it, he saw the "{{Heaven}}" and "{{Hell}}" of this world.
** By the end of the Dressrosa Arc, he went from being a king to an insane prisoner of the Marines.

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** He came from a wealthy family before he became a pirate. [[spoiler: His father had his family leave Mariejois to live amongst commoners, and they ended up living under such horrible conditions that his mother became ill and died. As he put it, he saw the "{{Heaven}}" and "{{Hell}}" of this world.
world]]. Then it becomes RagsToRiches as he worked up for years, and now he's one of the strongest pirates, one of the Underwold top dogs, and a king.
** By [[spoiler:By the end of the Dressrosa Arc, he went from being a king to an insane prisoner of the Marines.]]



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Outside of being the King of Dressrosa and a former World Noble, he runs a 2000-strong pirate gang and is the head of many lucrative and shady operations in the underworld, on top of being TheChessmaster and one of the series' most dangerous fighters.
** This is especially important since most corrupt royals in One Piece would rather cower and send ''much stronger'' underlings to do their work for them (Spandam, the Tenryuubito, etc.)

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Outside of being the King of Dressrosa and [[spoiler:and a former World Noble, Noble]], he runs a 2000-strong pirate gang and is the head of many lucrative and shady operations in the underworld, on top of being TheChessmaster and one of the series' most dangerous fighters.
**
fighters. This is especially important since most corrupt royals and government officials in One Piece would rather cower and send ''much stronger'' underlings to do their work for them (Spandam, the Tenryuubito, World Nobles, etc.)



* RunningGag: Viewers never see Doflamingo's full face without his trademark glasses. ''Never.'' Even when he's chilling on a island or sleeping or even defeated and his glasses shattered, the panels always pans away from his revealed face or has it covered somehow. The best we got is seeing one eye during one of his past nightmares. When being taken to Impel Down, the glasses are back on.
* {{Sadist}}: Big time. You could write a 5 page essay explaining how cruel and sadistic this man is and listing his many actions to that end, but here's one thing that settles it; in the middle of the chaos of the final battle, even after having his entire empire destroyed, his kingdom razed to the ground, being beaten across the country by Luffy, and his organs ruptured by Law... he ''still'' just can't help but crack a big ol' smile when he's given the opportunity to try and force Rebecca to murder her aunt Viola.
* SadisticChoice: After Law captures Caesar, he gives Doffy a ultimatum of quitting the Seven Warlords. If Doflamingo remains a Warlord, he doesn't get Caesar back, leaving him unable to create SMILE, and thus can't provide Kaido with it, invoking the Emperor's wrath. However, if he steps down from his position as a Warlord, he gets Caesar back and can continue providing Kaido with SMILE, but the Marines, and especially the Admirals, won't stand idly by anymore. He steps down from the Warlords and decides to take his chances with the Admirals.
** [[TakeAThirdOption Except it was actually a ploy to trap Law and the Straw Hats]]. He managed to fool them into thinking he had stepped down from his position so he could lure them into a trap.
** And then he issued one to the entire island: With the truth of his rule revealed, they can either come and kill him if they have the fortitude to end the chaos caused by the "Birdcage", or it can come to an end quicker if they collect the bounties he's issued on the heads of the heroes that have been huge [[SpannerInTheWorks Spanners In The Works.]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Chapter 790 is named "Heaven and Earth" and it has to do with his epithet, "Heavenly Demon". In that chapter, when Doffy flies up to have one last clash with Luffy, the latter knocks him down to the ground with extreme force. In essence, the "Heavenly Demon" gets forced to go down to the earth - both metaphorically and literally.
* RunningGag: Viewers never see Doflamingo's full face without his trademark glasses. ''Never.'' Even when he's chilling on a island or sleeping or even defeated and his glasses shattered, the panels always pans away from his revealed face or has it covered somehow. The best we got is seeing one eye during one of his past nightmares. When nightmares; a ''close-up'' shot of his lone eye at that. [[spoiler:When being taken to Impel Down, the glasses are back on.
on.]]
* {{Sadist}}: Big time. You could write a 5 page essay explaining how cruel and sadistic this man is and listing his many actions to that end, but here's one thing that settles it; in the middle of the chaos of the final battle, even after having his entire empire destroyed, his kingdom razed to the ground, being beaten across the country by Luffy, and his organs ruptured by Law... he ''still'' just can't help but crack a big ol' smile when he's given the opportunity to try ''try and force Rebecca to murder her aunt Viola.
Viola''.
* SadisticChoice: After Law captures Caesar, he gives Doffy a ultimatum of quitting the Seven Warlords. If Doflamingo remains a Warlord, he doesn't get Caesar back, leaving him unable to create SMILE, and thus can't provide Kaido with it, invoking the Emperor's wrath. However, if he steps down from his position as a Warlord, he gets Caesar back and can continue providing Kaido with SMILE, but the Marines, and especially the Admirals, won't stand idly by anymore. He steps down from the Warlords and decides to take his chances with the Admirals.
**
Admirals. [[SubvertedTrope Except that, as it's revealed]], [[TakeAThirdOption Except it was actually a ploy to trap Law and the Straw Hats]]. He managed to fool them into thinking he had stepped down from his position so he could lure them into a trap.
** And then he issued one to the entire island: With the truth of his rule revealed, they can either come and kill him if they have the fortitude to end the chaos caused by the "Birdcage", or it can come to an end quicker if they collect the bounties he's issued on the heads of the heroes that have been huge [[SpannerInTheWorks Spanners In The Works.]]Works]].



** Taken to a logical extreme, as a lot of the parties who relied on his arms-dealing are extremely pissed that the efforts of the Straw Hats, Law, and the Revolutionaries have put him out of the game. Some have gone to get revenge on Luffy and Law themselves, while others are crazy enough to try their luck on a Marine escort fleet to put him back in business.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He's the King of Dressrosa and, along with that, he doesn't just have connections to the Celestial Dragons... ''[[WhamLine he is one'' (well, technically a former one, but it still leaves him with enough power to do crazy stuff)]].

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** Taken to a logical extreme, as [[spoiler:as a lot of the parties who relied on his arms-dealing are extremely pissed that the efforts of the Straw Hats, Law, and the Revolutionaries have put him out of the game. Some have gone to get revenge on Luffy and Law themselves, while others are crazy enough to try their luck on a Marine escort fleet to put him back in business.
business]].
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He's the King of Dressrosa and, along with that, he doesn't just have connections to the Celestial Dragons... ''[[WhamLine [[spoiler:''[[WhamLine he is one'' one]]'' (well, technically a former one, but it still leaves him with enough power to do crazy stuff)]].



* SelfMadeMan: Orphan, to pirate gang leader, to underworld arms dealer-cum-Devil Fruit dealer-cum-knowledge broker, to Warlord of the Sea, to King of Dressrosa. However, he very much resents that this had to be the case instead of simply being given great fortune by his status as a World Noble. Even then, though, being a ''former'' one has already helped him a lot.
* SelfMadeOrphan: He killed his father at the tender age of ''ten'' because he couldn't forgive his father for abandoning his family's Celestial Dragon status. Even to the present day he continues to resent his father.

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* SelfMadeMan: Orphan, to pirate gang leader, to underworld arms dealer-cum-Devil Fruit dealer-cum-knowledge broker, to Warlord of the Sea, to King of Dressrosa. However, he very much resents that this had to be the case instead of simply being given great fortune by [[spoiler:by his status as a World Noble. Even then, though, being a ''former'' one has already helped him a lot.
lot]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: He killed his father at the tender age of ''ten'' because he couldn't forgive his father for abandoning [[spoiler:abandoning his family's Celestial Dragon status.status]]. Even to the present day he continues to resent his father.



* SiblingMurder: He murdered his own younger brother in cold blood when he found out he was a Marine. In the act he felt anger towards his brother for having to murder another blood relative and was even shaken while shooting him. In the present day, he feels relieved that he murdered a hindrance to his goals.

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* SiblingMurder: He murdered his own younger brother in cold blood when [[spoiler: he found out he was a Marine. Marine.]] In the act he felt anger towards his brother for having to murder another blood relative and was even shaken while shooting him. In the present day, he feels relieved that he murdered a hindrance to his goals.



* SinsOfOurFathers: He is considered a traitor to the World Nobles because his father ''dared'' to leave Mariejois to live like a normal human being. Said normal human beings hate the World Nobles for their horrible, horrible actions ([[AristocratsAreEvil and who wouldn't hate them) and prosecuted Doffy's family once their heritage is revealed]].

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* SinsOfOurFathers: He is considered a traitor to [[spoiler:to the World Nobles Nobles]] because of something his father did: [[spoiler:he ''dared'' to leave Mariejois to live like a normal human being. Said And said normal human beings hate the World Nobles for their horrible, horrible actions ([[AristocratsAreEvil and who wouldn't hate them) them]]) and prosecuted Doffy's family once their heritage is revealed]].revealed. Even if Doffy's father is one of those few nobles who ''didn't'' mistreat people lower than him]].



* SmugSuper: He always sees himself as unbeatable right up until the very end. It shows in that he always grins when he thinks he's in control of the situation.
** It's worth noting that this guy is the strongest Celestial Dragon, former or no, seen in the series thus far. And like his former brethren, he is incredibly arrogant.

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* SmugSuper: He always sees himself as unbeatable right up until the very end. It shows in that he always grins when he thinks he's in control of the situation.
**
situation. It's worth noting that this guy is the strongest Celestial [[spoiler:Celestial Dragon, former or no, no,]] seen in the series thus far. And like his former brethren, he is incredibly arrogant.



** And gets much more darker later as he firmly believes that since he's a World Noble, he has privileges over every other people in the world, and that he can't stand the thought of anyone else looking down at or even besting him. And like the World Nobles, he'll call everyone else "commoners" and that they deserve being treated like dirt by him because they "choose" to be born that way.
* SoreLoser: Played with. Seen on Tsuru's ship heading to Impel Down after his loss, chained and pinned down to the floor, rambling about the fact that if Fujitora had worked together with him, he would've won. Tsuru tells him to quit bitching and accept the reality that he was defeated by a bunch of kids he kept looking down on. He scoffs and says it's ''all the other crazy pirates'' the Marines should be worried about now, not him. He takes comfort in believing that the resulting chaos from all of those pirates making their various power plays will bring down the World Nobles he resented so much.
* SpoiledBrat: Despite all his talking down on Luffy and Law, [[{{Hypocrite}} calling them brats]] and stating that adults like him don't have the time or patience to deal with their "kiddy games," one can easily tell that Doflamingo, at his core, is little more than a PsychopathicManchild who's pissed off at the world because he's a SpoiledBrat ''instead'' of the RoyalBrat that he used to be, all because his father happened to have the shred of human decency the rest of the World Nobles lacked and left Mariejois with his family to live a normal life. All his despicable actions as a pirate are little more than him having thirty year-long temper tantrum over being denied what he considers his birthright.
** He was no saint before this, but Chapter 782 shows that this attitude of Doflamingo was enabled and reinforced in no small part by four youths who'd later become his top executives, who took him in after his father's death. Seeing his potential (Conqueror's Haki and all), they raised him, and held him as their future king, catering to his every (ax-crazy) wish and whims, essentially encouraging the worst traits in Doflamingo and making him he man he is now. The Executives consider themselves to be Doflamingo's equals for raising him, but Law just states that Doflamingo essentially got free slaves out of the deal: the Executives themselves.

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** And gets much more darker later as he firmly believes that since [[spoiler:since he's a World Noble, Noble]], he has privileges over every other people in the world, and that he can't stand the thought of anyone else looking down at or even besting him. And like the a World Nobles, Noble would, he'll call everyone else "commoners" and that they deserve being treated like dirt by him because they "choose" to be born that way.
way. [[spoiler:Even if he's a ''former'' World Noble.]]
* SoreLoser: Played with. Seen on Tsuru's ship heading [[spoiler:heading to Impel Down after his loss, chained and pinned down to the floor, floor]], rambling about the fact that if Fujitora had worked together with him, he would've won. Tsuru tells him to quit bitching and accept the reality that he was defeated by a bunch of kids he kept looking down on. He scoffs and says it's ''all the other crazy pirates'' the Marines should be worried about now, not him. He takes comfort in believing that the resulting chaos from all of those pirates making their various power plays will bring down the [[spoiler:the World Nobles Nobles]] he resented so much.
* SpoiledBrat: Despite all his talking down on Luffy and Law, [[{{Hypocrite}} calling them brats]] and stating that adults like him don't have the time or patience to deal with their "kiddy games," one can easily tell that Doflamingo, at his core, is little more than a PsychopathicManchild who's pissed off at the world because he's a SpoiledBrat ''instead'' this trope, [[spoiler:''instead'' of the RoyalBrat that he used to be, all because his father happened to have the shred of human decency the rest of the World Nobles lacked and left Mariejois with his family to live a normal life.life]]. All his despicable actions as a pirate are little more than him having thirty year-long temper tantrum over being denied what he considers his birthright.
** He was no saint before this, but Chapter 782 shows that this [[spoiler:this attitude of Doflamingo was enabled and reinforced in no small part by four youths who'd later become his top executives, who took him in after his father's death. Seeing his potential (Conqueror's Haki and all), they raised him, and held him as their future king, catering to his every (ax-crazy) wish and whims, essentially encouraging the worst traits in Doflamingo and making him he man he is now. The Executives consider themselves to be Doflamingo's equals for raising him, but Law just states that Doflamingo essentially got free slaves out of the deal: the Executives themselves.]]



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: After Law reveals that he's a "D", Doflamingo claims he doesn't care about the superstition that the letter is associated with in his homeland, but his attacks grow more reckless and he visibly becomes extremely angry.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: After Law reveals that he's [[spoiler:he's a "D", "D"]], Doflamingo claims he doesn't care about the [[spoiler:the superstition that the letter is associated with in his homeland, homeland]], but his attacks grow more reckless and he visibly becomes extremely angry.



* ThickerThanWater: Subverted. Go ask his old man and his brother Corazon. No wait, you can't - as they're dead.
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: His Conquerer's Haki emerged when he was ten years old during a moment of extreme stress, when he was being pursued by a mob of people bearing a mile-wide grudge against the World Nobles and wanting to torture him.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: He was so accustomed to his life as and status of a World Noble, even as a child, that he felt he could ask for his father's gun [[DisproportionateRetribution to sort out someone he had an argument with]].
** At no more than ten years old, he gave death threats to a mob that was ''trying to kill him and his family''. Even the mob was creeped out by that.

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* ThickerThanWater: Subverted. Go [[spoiler:Go ask his old man and his brother Corazon. No wait, you can't - as they're dead.
dead]].
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: His Conquerer's Haki emerged when he was ten years old during a moment of extreme stress, when [[spoiler:when he was being pursued by a mob of people bearing a mile-wide grudge against the World Nobles and wanting to torture him.
him]].
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: He When he was young he was so accustomed to his spoiled life as [[spoiler:as and status of a World Noble, even as a child, Noble]] that he felt he could ask for his father's gun [[DisproportionateRetribution to sort out someone he had an argument with]].
with]]]].
** At [[spoiler:At no more than ten years old, he gave death threats to a mob that was ''trying to kill him and his family''. Even the mob was creeped out by that.that]].



* TrueCompanions: His executives are the only ones he shared his joys and sorrows with, after the death of his family. This goes even further with the four top executives (Diamante, Trebol, Pica and Vergo), who are practically his surrogate family. Law points out that Doflamingo only considers those useful to him a "family".

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* TrueCompanions: His executives are the only ones he shared his joys and sorrows with, after the death of his family. This goes even further with the four top executives (Diamante, Trebol, Pica and Vergo), who are practically his surrogate family. Law [[spoiler:Law points out that Doflamingo only considers those useful to him a "family".]]



** The moment he fell into this completely, Luffy went '''Gear 4''' [[CurbstompBattle on his ass. [[MegatonPunch One punch]] was enough to sent Doflamingo to the other end of the island.]]

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** The moment he fell into this completely, Luffy went '''Gear 4''' [[CurbstompBattle on his ass. ]] [[MegatonPunch One punch]] was enough to sent Doflamingo to the other end of the island.]]



* TheUnfettered: Doflamingo has done nearly anything to achieve his goals. He considers the crew he loves like a family sacrificial if need be, like when he asked Monet to blow up the island and herself to kill the enemy. He brought his father's head to Mariejois in a failed attempt to become a Tenryuubito again. When he gained an interest in the Ope Ope no Mi, he was prepared to force his brother, Rosinante, to eat it (unaware that Rosinante had already eaten a devil fruit) and then order Rosinante to give up his life in exchange for giving Doflamingo eternal life, knowing that even though Rosinante is a traitor, he still could not reject his orders. However he ended murdering his brother when he confirmed he was a marine spy and that the Ope Ope no mi was already consumed by Law.
* UnreliableNarrator: His telling of his origin leaves out a lot of key details such as how a bunch of commoners who had a grudge against World Nobles horribly brutalized him and his family (his mother died of exhaustion from being pursued) as well as how his father tried to bargain for his sons to become World Nobles again because he didn't want them to suffer anymore. But thing is, what he ended up saying never contradicts those facts that comes later.
* TheUsurper: Zigzagged. Doflamingo's family were the original rulers of Dressrosa before they became World Nobles, so in his eyes, he's reclaiming his birthright. Kyros and the dwarves think of him like this though.
* VerbalTic: As a child, he ended his sentences with "eh", like many other World Nobles.

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* TheUnfettered: Doflamingo has done nearly anything to achieve his goals. He [[spoiler:He considers the crew he loves like a family sacrificial if need be, like when he asked Monet to blow up the island and herself to kill the enemy. He brought his father's head to Mariejois in a failed attempt to become a Tenryuubito again. When he gained an interest in the Ope Ope no Mi, he was prepared to force his brother, Rosinante, to eat it (unaware that Rosinante had already eaten a devil fruit) and then order Rosinante to give up his life in exchange for giving Doflamingo eternal life, knowing that even though Rosinante is a traitor, he still could not reject his orders. However he ended murdering his brother when he confirmed he was a marine spy and that the Ope Ope no mi was already consumed by Law.
Law.]]
* UnreliableNarrator: His telling of his origin leaves out a lot of key details such as how a [[spoiler:a bunch of commoners who had a grudge against World Nobles horribly brutalized him and his family (his mother died of exhaustion from being pursued) as well as how his father tried to bargain for his sons to become World Nobles again because he didn't want them to suffer anymore. anymore.]] But thing is, what he ended up saying never contradicts those facts that comes later.
* TheUsurper: Zigzagged. Doflamingo's [[spoiler:Doflamingo's family were the original rulers of Dressrosa before they became World Nobles, so in his eyes, he's reclaiming his birthright. Kyros and the dwarves think of him like this though.
though]].
* VerbalTic: As a child, he ended his sentences with "eh", [[spoiler: like many other World Nobles.]]



** Following his defeat he claims that there will be a power struggle that will dethrone the World Noble as the supreme authority in the world. Given that he lists the Four Emperors, Warlords, Supernovas, Marines, Revolutionary Army, and any D's as a possible contender for this spot and characters from each faction have a gripe with the Nobles it's hard to argue with him.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As the king of Dressrosa, Doflamingo had absolute dominion over the entire country, being able to do so as a Warlord. A good number of citizens once had a great deal of respect and admiration for him, to the point citizens tend to become angered when he is disrespected or spoken ill of in public. Doflamingo appearing to be a benevolent on the outside, in truth he manipulated the former king to ran rampant across the kingdom and deceived his way into the hearts of the people of the country as their saviour. His actions of converting citizens to toys and erasing memories of such citizens further demonstrate a maliciousness towards the kingdom. When the kingdom learns the truth of the toys, the citizens become enraged. Exposed as a villain, Doflamingo resorted to psychological means to control the citizens, noting that he should have used tyranny to rule over them from the beginning. He forced everyone in Dressrosa to kill and harm each other, and took advantage of the people's fear and greed for his own entertainment, offering freedom from his game of death and prize money by capturing twelve of his enemies.

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** Following his defeat he claims that there will be a power struggle that will dethrone the World Noble as the supreme authority in the world. Given that he lists the Four Emperors, Warlords, Supernovas, Marines, Revolutionary Army, and any D's as a possible contender for this spot and characters from each faction have a gripe with the Nobles Nobles, it's hard to argue with him.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As the king of Dressrosa, Doflamingo had absolute dominion over the entire country, being able to do so as a Warlord. A good number of citizens once had a great deal of respect and admiration for him, to the point citizens tend to become angered when he is disrespected or spoken ill of in public. Doflamingo appearing to be a benevolent on the outside, in truth he [[spoiler:he manipulated the former king to ran rampant across the kingdom and deceived his way into the hearts of the people of the country as their saviour. His actions of converting citizens to toys and erasing memories of such citizens further demonstrate a maliciousness towards the kingdom. ]] When the kingdom learns the truth of [[spoiler:of the toys, toys]], the citizens become enraged. Exposed as a villain, Doflamingo resorted to psychological means to control the citizens, noting that he should have used tyranny to rule over them from the beginning. He forced everyone in Dressrosa to kill and harm each other, and took advantage of the people's fear and greed for his own entertainment, offering freedom from his game of death and prize money by capturing twelve of his enemies.]]



** He likewise doesn't seem to take injuries well, or at least the idea of "brats" like Luffy and Law thinking they can take him: First time Luffy manages to land a hit on him, he starts going off the deep end, ranting about he's descended from the world's "most noble bloodline," angrily expressing his hatred of his father for leaving Mariejois with his family to live a normal life (and his beef with the World Nobles because of it), and how brats like Law and Luffy shouldn't get cocky.
** The entirety of the Dressrosa arc is one long [[{{pun}} string]] of these for Doflamingo. First, after the Straw Hats succeed in knocking out Sugar, everyone who was turned into a toy goes back to normal with no way to reverse it, thus not only dismantling his entire operation, but also restoring the memories of all of the people who had been forgotten. This immediately starts a revolution in Dressrosa, with the entire country calling for his head. Doffy does ''not'' take this well, becoming the most visibly angry we've ever seen him get. And later on, once Law mentions that he has the "D" name, his attacks become less focused and much more wild leaving his defense full of holes. Law takes advantage of this and manages to score a blow to his midsections as a result. He considerably wises up afterward, though.
** Eventually he gets so fed up with everything falling apart around him that he makes his Bird Cage shrink, intent on killing everyone in Dressrosa.
*** Of course Luffy is having none of that and proceeds to enter his Gear Fourth form to give Doflamingo the comeuppance he had coming since the beginning of the series; shrugging off his attacks and pounding the prick into submission. Doflamingo's face is teeming with rage and humiliation, since this is most likely the ''first time'' in his life he has ever been overwhelmed (At least by someone that isn't an Emperor if his fear of Kaidou is any indication), despite the powers and influence he wields, especially to an "idiotic rubber nobody" that he believes Luffy to be. This finally culminates in his defeat when Doflamingo is slammed into the ground by Luffy's ''King Kong Gun''.
** As he's been taken to Impel Down aboard Tsuru's ship, he's gone completely insane, ranting that he was the only one keeping all the opposing forces in check, and that a major conflict will potentially happen around who'll rule the seas. Tsuru naturally ignores him.
* VillainousValor: He might've been a brat as a child, but it takes guts to declare that you're not only going to survive the torture inflicted upon you and pay it back tenfold while your father and brother beg for mercy and death respectively. This, together with the fact that he exhibited Conqueror's Haki at that age, convinced the four executives to follow him and found the Donquixote Pirates.
** If there's one thing more impressive than Doflamingo's ability to dole out punishment, it's his ability to endure a lot of it.

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** He likewise doesn't seem to take injuries well, or at least the idea of "brats" like Luffy and Law thinking they can take him: First time Luffy manages to land a hit on him, he starts going off the deep end, ranting about he's [[spoiler:he's descended from the world's "most noble bloodline," angrily expressing his hatred of his father for leaving Mariejois with his family to live a normal life (and his beef with the World Nobles because of it), and and]] how brats like Law and Luffy shouldn't get cocky.
** The entirety of the Dressrosa arc is one long [[{{pun}} string]] of these for Doflamingo. First, [[spoiler: after the Straw Hats succeed in knocking out Sugar, everyone who was turned into a toy goes back to normal with no way to reverse it, it]], thus not only dismantling his entire operation, but also restoring the memories of all of the people who had been forgotten. This immediately starts a revolution in Dressrosa, with the entire country calling for his head. Doffy does ''not'' take this well, becoming the most visibly angry we've ever seen him get. And later on, Secondly, once Law mentions that he [[spoiler:he has the "D" name, name]], his attacks become less focused and much more wild leaving his defense full of holes. Law takes advantage of this and manages to score a blow to his midsections as a result. He considerably wises up afterward, though.
** Eventually he gets so fed up with everything falling apart around him that he makes [[spoiler:makes his Bird Cage shrink, intent on killing everyone in Dressrosa.
***
Dressrosa.]] Of course Luffy is having none of that and proceeds to enter his Gear Fourth form to give Doflamingo the comeuppance he had coming since the beginning of the series; shrugging off his attacks and pounding the prick into submission. Doflamingo's face is teeming with rage and humiliation, since this is most likely the ''first time'' in his life he has ever been overwhelmed (At least by someone that isn't an Emperor if his fear of Kaidou is any indication), despite the powers and influence he wields, especially to an "idiotic rubber nobody" that he believes Luffy to be. This finally culminates in his defeat when Doflamingo is slammed into the ground by Luffy's ''King Kong Gun''.
** As he's been taken to Impel Down aboard Tsuru's ship, he's [[spoiler:he's gone completely insane, ranting that he was the only one keeping all the opposing forces in check, and that a major conflict will potentially happen around who'll rule the seas. Tsuru naturally ignores him.
him]].
* VillainousValor: He might've been a brat as a child, but it takes guts to declare [[spoiler:declare that you're not only going to survive the torture inflicted upon you and pay it back tenfold while your father and brother beg for mercy and death respectively. respectively]]. This, together with the fact that he exhibited Conqueror's Haki at that age, convinced [[spoiler:convinced the four executives to follow him and found the Donquixote Pirates.
Pirates]].
** If there's one thing more impressive than Doflamingo's ability to dole out punishment, it's his ability to endure a lot of it.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He at first acts as he was driven insane by his extremely tragic past and aims to destroy the world that the Celestial Dragons so cherish in order to make them pay. It is actually [[SubvertedTrope subverted when his brother shows that he was already evil to begin with. So rather than being a Woobie, he is just acting like a SpoiledBrat that had his allowance cut off.]]
* TheWorfBarrage: When Luffy activates Gear Fourth for the first time, Doflamingo tries to use ''Athlete's Thread'' on him, an attack that previously sent Gear Second Luffy flying away as well as cutting him. Against Gear Fourth? It just harmlessly bounces right off Luffy's body. [[OhCrap Much to his shock.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: While it's unknown whether or not he would do this personally, but he did facilitate the kidnapping of many children for Caesar Clown's experiments, and then had Vergo cover them up.
** Given that children were among the casualties during his takeover of Dressrosa, and he was the one directly controlling King Riku's soldiers when they were being forced to slaughter civilians, it's pretty clear that he has no problem doing it personally as well.
* WrittenByTheWinners: Strongly believes in this, as shown by his speech during the Marineford War. Which becomes incredibly unsurprising once you learn that he's a descendant of the "winners."

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He at first acts as [[spoiler: While he was driven insane by his extremely tragic past and aims to destroy the world that the Celestial Dragons so cherish in order to make them pay. It pay, it is actually [[SubvertedTrope subverted subverted]] when his brother shows that he was already evil to begin with. So rather than being a Woobie, he is just acting like a SpoiledBrat that had his allowance cut off.off, and he just kept falling to the deeper end.]]
* TheWorfBarrage: When Luffy activates Gear Fourth for the first time, Doflamingo tries to use ''Athlete's Thread'' on him, an attack that previously sent Gear Second Luffy flying away as well as cutting him. Against Gear Fourth? It just harmlessly bounces right off Luffy's body. [[OhCrap Much to his shock.]]
shock]].
* WouldHurtAChild: While it's unknown whether or not he would do this personally, but he did facilitate the kidnapping of many children for Caesar Clown's experiments, and then had Vergo cover them up.
** Given that children
up. Also indirectly, [[spoiler:children were among the casualties during his takeover of Dressrosa, and he was the one directly controlling King Riku's soldiers when they were being forced to slaughter civilians, it's pretty clear that he has no problem doing it personally as well.
civilians]].
* WrittenByTheWinners: Strongly believes in this, as shown by his speech during the Marineford War. Which [[spoiler:Which becomes incredibly unsurprising once you learn that he's a descendant of the "winners.""]]



** Until he pretended to forfeit his position as Warlord, and got Law to the rendezvous point at Green Bit with Caesar Clown.
** With Sugar's defeat, the horrible truth of his ten-year long rule starts to unravel. So what does he do? Through the "Birdcage", he entraps the entire island, cuts off communications with the outside world, controls the citizens to kill each other, then promises the terror will only stop if they either have the stones to come up and kill him, or hunt down the group that gave him grief (The Straw Hats currently on the island, King Riku's family, Law and Sabo) for a bounty.
** After all of the above fails and everything keeps falling apart, Doflamingo essentially flips the entire chessboard over by making the Birdcage shrink so it will kill everyone in Dressrosa.

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** Until he pretended to forfeit his position as Warlord, and got Law to the rendezvous point at Green Bit with Caesar Clown.
** With Sugar's defeat, [[spoiler:Sugar's defeat]], the horrible truth of his ten-year long rule starts to unravel. So what does he do? Through [[spoiler:Through the "Birdcage", he entraps the entire island, cuts off communications with the outside world, controls the citizens to kill each other, other]], then promises the terror will only stop if they either have the stones to come up and kill him, or hunt down the group that gave him grief (The Straw Hats currently on the island, King Riku's family, Law and Sabo) for a bounty.
** After all of the above fails and everything keeps falling apart, Doflamingo essentially flips the entire chessboard over by [[spoiler:by making the Birdcage shrink so it will kill everyone in Dressrosa.]]



** To Bellamy. Though, Bellamy didn't die from the wounds and went on to get stronger while still loving Doflamingo.
** And he pulls it on him ''again'', this time for failing to kill Luffy ''before he even has a chance to.'' Though the way Dellinger puts it, it seems like he was going to have Bellamy killed off regardless if he succeeded or not since he's apparently an "eyesore".

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** To Bellamy. Though, Bellamy, in the end of Skypiea arc. [[spoiler:Though, Bellamy didn't die from the wounds and went on to get stronger while still loving Doflamingo.
Doflamingo.]]
** [[spoiler: And in Dressrosa arc he pulls it on him Bellamy ''again'', this time for failing to kill Luffy ''before he even has a chance to.'' Though the way Dellinger puts it, it seems like he was going to have Bellamy killed off regardless if he succeeded or not since he's apparently an "eyesore"."eyesore"]].



** Consistently subverted with his executives. Despite repeated setbacks that completely destroy ten years worth of work and endanger his alliance with Kaido because of their failures, he chooses to focus his anger on Luffy and the others instead of his subordinates.

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** Consistently subverted with his executives. Despite repeated setbacks that one setback that completely destroy destroys ten years worth of work and endanger his alliance with Kaido because of their failures, he chooses to focus his anger on Luffy and the others instead of his subordinates.



* AnimalMotifs: The bear, appearing to be frightening and extremely large, having his name literally mean "bear" in Japanese, and having a Devil Fruit that gives him bear paws. [[BearyFriendly He's also nicer than the rest of the Seven Warlords.]]
* ArchEnemy:
** Subverted with Luffy. The latter should by all means hate Kuma for doing the unthinkable: [[BreakingTheFellowship taking his crew away from him]]. But by the time he meets him again, well... he's not himself.
** He doesn't hate him as much as he also learned the '''real''' reason to why he did so, as well as learning he was once a fellow Revolutionary with his dad, Dragon.

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* AnimalMotifs: The bear, appearing to be frightening and extremely large, having his name literally mean "bear" in Japanese, and having a Devil Fruit that gives him bear paws. [[BearyFriendly paws; he's also appropriately [[BearsAreBadNews a dangerous member of the Warlords.]] [[spoiler:[[BearyFriendly He's also nicer than the rest of the Seven Warlords.them]].]]
* ArchEnemy:
**
ArchEnemy: Subverted with Luffy. The latter should by all means hate Kuma for doing the unthinkable: [[BreakingTheFellowship [[spoiler:[[BreakingTheFellowship taking his crew away from him]]. him]]]]. But by the time he Luffy meets him again, well... he's not himself.
**
himself. He doesn't hate him as much as he also later learned the '''real''' reason to why he did so, as well as learning he was once a [[spoiler:a fellow Revolutionary with his dad, Dragon.Dragon]].



** Played pretty straight the first time.
** Subverted later, as he actually saved the Straw Hats' lives on Sabaody, even if they didn't realize it.

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** Played pretty straight the first time.
**
time. Subverted later, in the second time, as he [[spoiler:he actually saved the Straw Hats' lives on Sabaody, Sabaody]], even if they didn't realize it.it at first.



* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: It's stated by Donquixote Doflamingo that they slowly replaced his limbs and body from the legs up, and guess what? His head and brain are gone now as well. [[ThatManIsDead "Tyrant Kuma" is dead]].

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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: It's stated by Donquixote Doflamingo that they [[spoiler:they slowly replaced his limbs and body from the legs up, and guess what? His head and brain are gone now as well. [[ThatManIsDead "Tyrant Kuma" is dead]].dead]]]].



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing he does when arriving on Thriller Bark is make Perona disappear in no time flat.
* {{Foil}}: To Moria. It's especially apparent in their MirroredConfrontationShot [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vonPZpu6TE4/maxresdefault.jpg here]]. They are equal in height but Kuma is top heavy and has very small legs while Moria is bottom heavy. Moria dressed very flamboyantly while Kuma dressed simple. Moria is a broken PerpetualSmiler while Kuma is TheStoic and TheEmotionless. At the time of their meeting, the World Government had little faith in Moria while they trusted Kuma almost completely due to his programming. Moria's power seems very flashy and scary but suffers from a major WeaksauceWeakness (salt) and he himself is dependent on his shadow collection and zombie army; Kuma meanwhile is a OneManArmy with his [[StoryBreakerPower broken power]] to push thing and [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg augmentation]]. During the fight with the Strawhats, Moria constantly mocked them and was defeated; Kuma meanwhile play the role of NoNonsenseNemesis and defeated them easily (both times). Later during the battle of Marineford, Moria was TheLoad on the government's side while Kuma and his Pacifistas effectively turn the tide of the battle against the pirates.
* GeniusBruiser: One of the largest and strongest men in the One Piece world, yet is very intelligent and perceptive, seemingly having a vast geographic knowledge of the known world judging by the separation of the Straw Hats, and his status as TheChessmaster. [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/a/a1/Bartholomew_Kuma_as_a_Kid.png Even in his youth, he was known to read books on philosophers while carrying massive burdens on his back]].
* GoodAllAlong: Luffy outright states he's this after he finds out that he's one of the Revolutionaries and he sent the crew away in the Sabaody Archipelago to save their lives.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The He didn't do much in his first appearance (during the meeting with Sengoku, along with Doflamingo), but the first thing he does when arriving on Thriller Bark is [[spoiler:is make Perona disappear in no time flat.
flat.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Moria. It's especially apparent in their MirroredConfrontationShot [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vonPZpu6TE4/maxresdefault.jpg here]]. They are equal in height but Kuma is top heavy and has very small legs while Moria is bottom heavy. Moria dressed very flamboyantly while Kuma dressed simple. Moria is a broken PerpetualSmiler while Kuma is TheStoic and TheEmotionless. At the time of their meeting, the World Government had little faith in Moria while they trusted Kuma almost completely due to his programming. Moria's power seems very flashy and scary but suffers from a major WeaksauceWeakness (salt) and he himself is dependent on his shadow collection and zombie army; Kuma meanwhile is a OneManArmy with his [[StoryBreakerPower surprisingly broken power]] to push thing things and [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg augmentation]]. During the fight with the Strawhats, Moria constantly mocked them and was defeated; Kuma meanwhile play the role of NoNonsenseNemesis and defeated them easily (both times).[[spoiler:(both times)]]. Later during the battle of Marineford, Moria was TheLoad on the government's side while Kuma and his Pacifistas effectively turn the tide of the battle against the pirates.
* GeniusBruiser: One of the largest and strongest men in the One Piece world, yet is very intelligent and perceptive, seemingly having a vast geographic knowledge of the known world judging by the separation [[spoiler:separation of the Straw Hats, Hats]], and his status as TheChessmaster. [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/a/a1/Bartholomew_Kuma_as_a_Kid.png Even in his youth, he was known to read books on philosophers while carrying massive burdens on his back]].
* GoodAllAlong: Luffy outright states he's this after he finds out that he's [[spoiler:he's one of the Revolutionaries and he sent the crew away in the Sabaody Archipelago to save their lives.lives]].



* HeroAntagonist: Despite the revelation of his true intentions, every meeting with the Straw Hats has him in opposition with them in some form, save for his last appearance where Franky met him outside the Thousand Sunny. Franky says that the crew should expect this to continue after his full conversion.

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* HeroAntagonist: Despite the revelation of his true intentions, every Every meeting with the Straw Hats has him in opposition with them in some form, save for his last appearance where Franky [[spoiler:Franky met him outside the Thousand Sunny. Sunny]]. Despite so, there's more to him than meets the eye; Franky outright called him a valuable ally after what he did to them pre-timeskip. Franky says that the crew should expect this to continue after [[spoiler:after his full conversion.conversion]].



* InformedFlaw: He is called "The Tyrant" for his limitless cruelty. He's never shown any significant amount of malice, and he certainly won't now that he's been fully mechanized.
* KnightOfCerebus:

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* InformedFlaw: He is called "The Tyrant" for his limitless cruelty. He's never shown any significant amount of malice, and he certainly won't now that he's [[spoiler:he's been fully mechanized.
mechanized]].
* KnightOfCerebus:KnightOfCerebus:



* LaResistance: Kuma was a member of Monkey D. Dragon's army before his piracy days.

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* LaResistance: Kuma was a member of Monkey [[spoiler:Monkey D. Dragon's army army]] before his piracy days.



* MadeOfDiamond: Comes with being a Pacifista.

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* MadeOfDiamond: Comes with being a Pacifista.cyborg.



** Played with. Although the Straw Hats are unable to even ''touch'' him, he's able to use his powers to transport them out of harm's way without physically wounding them. The ''emotional'' damage, on the other hand...
** Though it's subverted when the Straw Hats actually come out of that ordeal stronger than ever before, to the point that Franky calls Kuma a valuable ally.
** Played straight when he injects Zoro with all of Luffy's pain gained from his fight with Oars and Moria, which is played seriously.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Even before he became a mindless Marine drone, Kuma was completely serious on the job and played no games.
* OneManArmy: He was able to defeat the entire Straw Hat crew without even trying.

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** Played with. Although [[spoiler:Although the Straw Hats are unable to even ''touch'' him, he's able to use his powers to transport them out of harm's way without physically wounding them. The ''emotional'' damage, on It's the other hand...
** Though it's subverted when
whole "getting separated" ordeal that makes it significant - which is what he wanted, as the Straw Hats actually come out of that ordeal stronger than ever before, to the point that Franky calls Kuma a valuable ally.
ally.]]
** Played straight when he [[spoiler: injects Zoro with all of Luffy's pain gained from his fight with Oars and Moria, which is played seriously.
seriously]].
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Even before he [[spoiler: became a mindless Marine drone, drone]], Kuma was completely serious on the job and played no games.
* OneManArmy: He was able to defeat the entire Straw Hat crew [[spoiler: ''twice'']] without even trying.



* ShooOutTheClowns: His Devil Fruit power enables him to do this. The first thing he does when he shows up at Thriller Bark is send away Perona. He later does the same at Sabaody, removing the entire Straw Hat crew from the islands.
* StealthMentor: His first meeting and "fight" with the Straw Hat Pirates was essentially a SecretTestOfCharacter to Luffy's crew to see how loyal they were. Then in their second meeting he scatters them across the world to islands that all turn out to be the ''exact'' places they needed to go to each [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass.]]

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* ShooOutTheClowns: His Devil Fruit power enables him to do this. The first thing he does when he shows up at Thriller Bark is send away Perona. He later does the same at Sabaody, removing the [[spoiler:the entire Straw Hat crew crew]] from the islands.
* StealthMentor: His first meeting and "fight" with the Straw Hat Pirates was essentially a SecretTestOfCharacter to Luffy's crew to see how loyal they were. Then in their second meeting he scatters [[spoiler:scatters them across the world to islands that all turn out to be the ''exact'' places they needed to go to each [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass.Badass]].]]



* SuperPrototype: The original Pacifista, later finalised as PX-0, complete with BreathWeapon and a [[PowerPalms devil fruit power that can slap you halfway across the planet]].

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* SuperPrototype: The He's the original Pacifista, later finalised as PX-0, complete with BreathWeapon and a [[PowerPalms devil fruit power power]] that can slap you halfway across the planet]].planet, the latter of which makes him different from his successors.
* ThanatosGambit: In exchange for [[spoiler: being turned into a robot]] he made a deal to be able to protect [[spoiler: The Thousand Sunny]] until one of the [[spoiler: Straw-Hats]] returned to Sabaody Archipelago.



* TheWorfEffect:
** A bit of a subversion since we're talking about the Pacifistas (cyborgs modeled after Kuma), but let's roll with it; remember how ''a single'' Pacifista managed to smack the entire Straw Hat crew around like a bunch of ragdolls? 2 year time skip, and the Monster Trio destroy ''two'' with ease.
** Subversion somewhat later on when he said that those that got sent were the prototype from two years ago. We got no idea how strong the second version will be...
* ThanatosGambit: In exchange for being turned into a robot he made a deal to be able to protect The Thousand Sunny until one of the Straw-Hats Returned to Sabaody Archipielago



* YouShallNotPass: Kuma had a mission directive installed to protect the Thousand Sunny until one of the Straw Hats showed up.

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* YouShallNotPass: Kuma had a mission directive installed to protect [[spoiler:protect the Thousand Sunny until one of the Straw Hats showed up.up]].



* ArchEnemy: [[{{Jerkass}} Kaido]] is his because Kaido killed off his entire pirate crew and mutilated him in the past. Also, Luffy and Doflamingo may have become additions to his "enemy-for-life" list.

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* ArchEnemy: [[{{Jerkass}} Kaido]] is his because [[spoiler:because Kaido killed off his entire pirate crew and mutilated him in the past. past]]. Also, Luffy and Doflamingo [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] may have become additions to his "enemy-for-life" list.



* BadassDecay: The InUniverse reason for his expulsion from the Warlord; his defeat at Luffy's hands results in him being viewed as having undergone such. And even before that, he went from being a truly major threat befitting his title to a bitter, jaded, impotent washout who relied on his zombies for everything after Kaido slaughtered his entire pirate crew.

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* BadassDecay: The InUniverse reason for his expulsion from the Warlord; his defeat at Luffy's hands results in him being viewed as having undergone such. And even before that, he went from being a truly major threat befitting his title to a bitter, jaded, impotent washout who relied on his zombies for everything after [[spoiler:after Kaido slaughtered his entire pirate crew.crew]].



* BodyHorror: Those stitches on his neck? Were damage control from Kaido implicitly ''ripping his chin off''. The particulars are never explained, which is probably for the better.

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* BodyHorror: Those stitches on his neck? Were damage control from Kaido [[spoiler:Kaido implicitly ''ripping his chin off''.off'']]. The particulars are never explained, which is probably for the better.



* CreepyChild: An SBS Question Corner page showing the Warlords as kids reveals Moria was a dick even as a kid (and with horns to boot), but he was more optimistic in expression than he is now. He also mentions that he used to be a very sociable person who relied on his own strength to do things and that he had many good friends, likely within his crew as well. Kaido murdering his crew and severely wounding him turned Moria into the lazy, [[FlunkyBoss zombie-mook-reliant asshole he is now.]]
* DarkIsEvil: The wielder of darkness powers, he's a pretty unpleasant guy.

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* CreepyChild: An SBS Question Corner page showing the Warlords as kids reveals Moria was a dick even as a kid (and with horns to boot), but he was more optimistic in expression than he is now. He also mentions that he used to be a very sociable person who relied on his own strength to do things and that he had many good friends, likely within his crew as well. Kaido [[spoiler:Kaido murdering his crew and severely wounding him turned Moria into the lazy, [[FlunkyBoss zombie-mook-reliant zombie-mook-reliant]] asshole he is now.]]
* DarkIsEvil: The wielder of darkness powers, he's a pretty unpleasant guy.



* {{Foil}}: To Luffy, as both were pirate captains who sought to become the Pirate King and dearly treasured [[TrueCompanions their crews, and were devastated when their crews were cruelly torn away from them by an opponent ''way'' out of their league (Kuma/Kaido). However, the difference is that what Kuma did isn't lethal and is reversible. It's only this difference that prevented Luffy from becoming the bitter, jaded, [[FlunkyBoss zombie-mook-reliant]], and lazy washout that Moria became.]]

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* {{Foil}}: To Luffy, as both were pirate captains who sought to become the Pirate King and dearly treasured [[TrueCompanions their crews, crews]], and were [[spoiler:were devastated when their crews were cruelly torn away from them by an opponent ''way'' out of their league (Kuma/Kaido). (Kuma/Kaido)]]. However, the difference is that what [[spoiler:what Kuma did isn't lethal and is reversible.reversible]]. It's only this difference that prevented Luffy from becoming the bitter, jaded, [[FlunkyBoss zombie-mook-reliant]], and lazy washout that Moria became.]]



* FreudianExcuse: After his TrueCompanions were wiped out by Kaido, he began avoiding new attachments and surrounding himself with completely replaceable -- and nigh-indestructible -- zombies.

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* FreudianExcuse: After [[spoiler:After his TrueCompanions were wiped out by Kaido, he began avoiding new attachments and surrounding himself with completely replaceable -- and nigh-indestructible -- zombies.zombies]].



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His Shadow Asgard move. Yeah, it turns him into a giant and gives him more strength. [[ClippedWingAngel But it also makes him a bigger target and collected all of the shadows in one place for the heroes. What's more since he was weakened after being pummeled during the fight against Oars. He didn't have the strength to keep them in his body, having to alternate between fighting Luffy and trying to keep the shadows from escaping which eventually leads to his defeat.]]
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Not even taking into consideration losing his Warlord status and nearly dying because he'd become too weak, just compare his current self to how he [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/3/37/Young_Moria.png used]] [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/5/59/Kid_moria.PNG to be]]. Having all of his TrueCompanions slaughtered and his chin torn off ''really'' fucked him up.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His Shadow Asgard move. Yeah, it turns him into a giant and gives him more strength. [[ClippedWingAngel But it also makes him a bigger target and collected all of the shadows in one place for the heroes. ]] What's more since he was weakened after being pummeled during the fight against Oars. He Oars, he didn't have the strength to keep them in his body, having to alternate between fighting Luffy and trying to keep the shadows from escaping which eventually leads to his defeat.]]
defeat.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Not even taking into consideration [[spoiler: losing his Warlord status and nearly dying because he'd become too weak, weak]], just compare his current self to how he [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/3/37/Young_Moria.png used]] [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/5/59/Kid_moria.PNG to be]]. [[spoiler: Having all of his TrueCompanions slaughtered and his chin torn off ''really'' fucked him up.]]



** He is probably the most notable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of the concept of using bounties as this. He has the second-highest bounty of the Warlords prior to his removal yet is explicitly the weakest of their number. He might have been living up to his bounty before, though, before his bad past with Kaido.

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** He is probably the most notable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of the concept of using bounties as this. He has the second-highest bounty of the Warlords prior [[spoiler:prior to his removal removal]] yet is explicitly among the weakest of their number. He might have been living up to his bounty before, though, before his [[spoiler:his bad past with Kaido.Kaido]].



* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Despite rumors that he was killed by Doflamingo after the Marineford battle, Mihawk and several other attest that he's still alive.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: His rant against Luffy, stating that he's going to lose all his crew in the New World in his current (i.e pre-timeskip) state.
** VillainHasAPoint: He wasn't wrong, either; none of the Straw Hats were anywhere ''near'' as powerful as they needed to be to survive even their first battle against New World enemies, and the process of realizing this (hint: Kuma) actually did nearly annihilate the Straw Hat Pirates and put Luffy through trauma as severe as that which broke Moria.

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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler: Despite rumors that he was killed by Doflamingo after the Marineford battle, Mihawk and several other others attest that he's still alive.
alive.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: His rant against Luffy, stating that he's going to lose all his crew in the New World in his current (i.e pre-timeskip) state.
** VillainHasAPoint:
state. [[VillainHasAPoint He wasn't wrong, either; either]]; none of the Straw Hats were anywhere ''near'' as powerful as they needed to be to survive even their first battle against New World enemies, and the process of realizing this (hint: Kuma) actually did nearly annihilate the Straw Hat Pirates and put Luffy through trauma as severe as that which broke Moria.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He didn't take the announcement that he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness had outlived his usefulness very well, and skidadled.]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He [[spoiler:He didn't take the announcement that he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness had outlived his usefulness usefulness]] very well, and skidadled.]].skidadled]].



* TookALevelInJerkass: His SBS appearance, while having a CreepyChild vibe, is clearly the most optimistic looking of the warlords as kids; cue the present where he's an ass to everyone. Having your entire pirate crew wiped out by a {{Jerkass}} Emperor can do that to you.
* TrueCompanions: With his pirate crew, who were all killed by the Emperor Kaido at one point in his past. Even after some years after their deaths, he still thinks rather fondly of them and remembering their fates affects him greatly.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: His SBS appearance, while having a CreepyChild vibe, is clearly the most optimistic looking of the warlords as kids; cue the present where he's an ass to everyone. Having [[spoiler:Having your entire pirate crew wiped out by a {{Jerkass}} Emperor can do that to you.
you.]]
* TrueCompanions: With [[spoiler:With his pirate crew, who were all killed by the Emperor Kaido at one point in his past. Even after some years after their deaths, he still thinks rather fondly of them and remembering their fates affects him greatly.]]



* VillainousBreakdown: His is one of the most nightmarish in the whole series. After his strongest zombie Oars is defeated by the Straw Hats and the Rolling Pirates, who all demand that he give their shadows back, Moria ''snaps'', ranting about how he lost his old beloved pirate crew to Kaido and how Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates will suffer the same fate due to being too weak for the New World, all while sporting a completely unhinged and terrifying NightmareFace. Then he absorbs everyone's shadows into his body and uses ''[[OneWingedAngel Shadow's Asgard'', which provokes a MassOhCrap]].

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* VillainousBreakdown: His is one of the most nightmarish in the whole series. After his strongest zombie Oars is defeated by the Straw Hats and the Rolling Pirates, who all demand that he give their shadows back, Moria ''snaps'', ranting about how he lost his old beloved pirate crew to Kaido and how Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates will suffer the same fate due to being too weak for the New World, all while sporting a completely unhinged and terrifying NightmareFace. Then he absorbs everyone's shadows into his body and uses ''[[OneWingedAngel Shadow's Asgard'', Asgard]]'', which provokes a MassOhCrap]].MassOhCrap.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The reason why he's a lazy, ineffectual joke of a villain who relies on his zombies to be a threat can be chalked up to the trauma of watching Kaido slaughter his entire crew and his subsequent vow to never lose another person working under his flag, which is honestly a pretty understandable and compelling motivation, even though he's a complete dick.
* TheWorfEffect: After losing to Luffy, he's one-shotted by Jimbei and finally kicked out of the group after the war.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The The reason why he's a lazy, ineffectual joke of a villain who relies on his zombies to be a threat can be chalked up to the [[spoiler:the trauma of watching Kaido slaughter his entire crew and his subsequent vow to never lose another person working under his flag, flag]], which is honestly a pretty understandable and compelling motivation, even though he's a complete dick.
dick.
* TheWorfEffect: After losing to Luffy, in the Marineford War, he's one-shotted by Jimbei and finally [[spoiler:finally kicked out of the group after the war.]]



* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: She believes that she can get away with doing whatever she wants. Why? Because [[MsFanservice she's hot]], and she knows it. And it looks like she's telling the truth: she's openly helped Luffy several times since they met, including attacking Marines in the open at Marineford. Allying with the Straw Hats would easily get her Warlord status revoked which is exactly what happened to Trafalgar Law when he declared the Straw Hats his allies, but as of the start of the Dressrosa Arc, she is confirmed to still be one of the Warlords.

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* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: She believes that she can get away with doing whatever she wants. Why? Because [[MsFanservice she's hot]], and she knows it. And it looks like she's telling the truth: she's openly helped Luffy several times since they met, including attacking Marines in the open at Marineford. Allying with the Straw Hats would easily get her Warlord status revoked which is exactly what happened to Trafalgar Law when he declared the Straw Hats his allies, revoked, but as of the start of the Dressrosa Arc, she is confirmed to still be one of the Warlords.



* YouKilledMyFather: He doesn't give much of a crap about Whitebeard's treasure, and is more interested in killing the man that did him in; namely, Blackbeard. His ''mother'' on the other hand, cares more about the treasure than going after Whitebeard's killer.

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* YouKilledMyFather: He doesn't give much of a crap about Whitebeard's treasure, and is more interested in killing the man that did him in; namely, Blackbeard.[[spoiler:Blackbeard]]. His ''mother'' on the other hand, cares more about the treasure than going after Whitebeard's killer.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: With the notable exceptions of Dracule Mihawk, Jimbei, and Bartholomew Kuma, all the Warlords have large organizations of powerful fighters supporting them, and are usually the [[LargeAndInCharge biggest]] and strongest member of the groups they lead, especially with Moria and his zombified crew [[spoiler: prior his expulsion from the Warlords]].

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: With the notable exceptions of Dracule Mihawk, Jimbei, and Bartholomew Kuma, all the Warlords have large organizations of powerful fighters supporting them, and are usually the [[LargeAndInCharge biggest]] and strongest member of the groups they lead, especially with Moria and his zombified crew [[spoiler: prior his expulsion from the Warlords]].Warlords.



* BrokenAce: All of the Seven Warlords of the Sea are supposed to be {{The Ace}}s who can match the Four Emperors along with the Marines. However, all of the Warlords, save for Blackbeard [[spoiler:and Buggy]] are people with severe emotional and mental issues. Crocodile had his will broken by the harshness of the Grand Line, and tries to take over a kingdom and turn it into his own military state and utopia. Mihawk is constantly bored since [[VictoryIsBoring no one can challenge his sword skills]]. Hancock was enslaved as a child by the World Nobles and has a tattoo permanently embedded on her back. Jimbei lost his captain and friend who was betrayed by humans, his queen was killed by an assassin, and his subordinate Arlong went on to terrorize East Blue after he was freed since Jimbei became a Warlord. Doflamingo [[spoiler: is a former World Noble who was exiled, hunted and tormented by people who were wronged by the World Nobles, lost his mom to illness, and was raised by a gang who treated him like a god]]. Moria had his entire crew wiped out by one of the Four Emperors and tried to create a zombified pirate crew so he never has to experience that loss again. Kuma was slowly turned into a mindless cyborg and now has no will of his own. [[spoiler:Of the newest members after the two year time-skip, Law had his life ruined because the government covered up how his home got lead poisoning (which caused other kingdoms to wall off his city and kill anyone who tried to escape), he only had a few years to live because of said poisoning, his entire family was murdered by people who thought his illness could be spread, and his mentor figure was murdered saving his life both from Doflamingo and his illness. As for Edward Weevil, he is denied belief that he's Whitebeard's son and he's under the thumb of [[MyBelovedSmother his controlling mother who's more interested in finding Whitebeard's supposed treasure than avenging his death]]]].
* CarnivalOfKillers: [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. Not all of of them are directly opposed to Luffy: Mihawk is neutral and interested in Zoro's journey; Hancock pulled a HeelFaceTurn and fell in love with him; Jimbei immediately offered to help Luffy, befriended him, [[spoiler:and was even asked to join Luffy's crew]]; and Law [[spoiler:formally allied with him despite knowing it was against the rules of being a Warlord]]. Though, the latter two forfeited their positions, with Jimbei promising to come back to Luffy's crew after he took care of some unfinished business.

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* BrokenAce: All of the Seven Warlords of the Sea are supposed to be {{The Ace}}s who can match the Four Emperors along with the Marines. However, all of the Warlords, save for Blackbeard [[spoiler:and Buggy]] and Buggy are people with severe emotional and mental issues. Crocodile had his will broken by the harshness of the Grand Line, and tries to take over a kingdom and turn it into his own military state and utopia. Mihawk is constantly bored since [[VictoryIsBoring no one can challenge his sword skills]]. Hancock was enslaved as a child by the World Nobles and has a tattoo permanently embedded on her back. Jimbei lost his captain and friend who was betrayed by humans, his queen was killed by an assassin, and his subordinate Arlong went on to terrorize East Blue after he was freed since Jimbei became a Warlord. Doflamingo [[spoiler: is a former World Noble who was exiled, hunted and tormented by people who were wronged by the World Nobles, lost his mom to illness, and was raised by a gang who treated him like a god]].god. Moria had his entire crew wiped out by one of the Four Emperors and tried to create a zombified pirate crew so he never has to experience that loss again. Kuma was slowly turned into a mindless cyborg and now has no will of his own. [[spoiler:Of Of the newest members after the two year time-skip, Law had his life ruined because the government covered up how his home got lead poisoning (which caused other kingdoms to wall off his city and kill anyone who tried to escape), he only had a few years to live because of said poisoning, his entire family was murdered by people who thought his illness could be spread, and his mentor figure was murdered saving his life both from Doflamingo and his illness. As for Edward Weevil, he is denied belief that he's Whitebeard's son and he's under the thumb of [[MyBelovedSmother his controlling mother who's more interested in finding Whitebeard's supposed treasure than avenging his death]]]].
death]].
* CarnivalOfKillers: [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. Not all of of them are directly opposed to Luffy: Mihawk is neutral and interested in Zoro's journey; Hancock pulled a HeelFaceTurn and fell in love with him; Jimbei immediately offered to help Luffy, befriended him, [[spoiler:and and was even asked to join Luffy's crew]]; crew; and Law [[spoiler:formally formally allied with him despite knowing it was against the rules of being a Warlord]].Warlord. Though, the latter two forfeited their positions, with Jimbei promising to come back to Luffy's crew after he took care of some unfinished business.



** Blackbeard during his short time as a Warlord is also strongly implied to have one by [[AllThereInTheManual Oda when he drew the Warlords as children]]--[[spoiler: rather than being as carefree as he is now, [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130703113906/onepiece/images/d/dd/Marshall_D._Teach_as_Child.png he is holding both arms around his legs in fetal position while crying]]]]
** Doflamingo's past [[spoiler:as a former World Noble. When he was a child his father decided to give up his title as such and leave Mariejois, off to live with his family amongst common people (both heretical ideas amongst World Nobles, who consider themselves above humanity). The people in the place he moved to promptly rose up and tried to kill them all once they learned he was a World Noble. This leads to the family being forced to live in the dumps, and later, his mother dying from illness. He also killed his father out of anger and desire to go back to Mariejois, only to be rejected by the nobles. All of this being said, however, it's become increasingly clear that he has no one but himself to blame for a good deal of it; if he hadn't decided to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family, it's likely that none of that would have happened. However, given the common people's hatred of the World Nobles and the fact his father (in the anime at least) also carelessly revealed himself and his family to be World Nobles, it is likely that all the events that transpired were inevitable due to already present prejudice.]]
** Law's backstory is one of the worst in the entire series, right up there with Robin's: [[spoiler:his hometown and everyone in it (including his family) were destroyed, he had a disease that would kill him in three years, and, a few years later, the man who saved his life and served as a father figure to him was murdered... by Doflamingo]].

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** Blackbeard during his short time as a Warlord is also strongly implied to have one by [[AllThereInTheManual Oda when he drew the Warlords as children]]--[[spoiler: children]]-- rather than being as carefree as he is now, [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130703113906/onepiece/images/d/dd/Marshall_D._Teach_as_Child.png he is holding both arms around his legs in fetal position while crying]]]]
crying]]
** Doflamingo's past [[spoiler:as as a former World Noble. When he was a child his father decided to give up his title as such and leave Mariejois, off to live with his family amongst common people (both heretical ideas amongst World Nobles, who consider themselves above humanity). The people in the place he moved to promptly rose up and tried to kill them all once they learned he was a World Noble. This leads to the family being forced to live in the dumps, and later, his mother dying from illness. He also killed his father out of anger and desire to go back to Mariejois, only to be rejected by the nobles. All of this being said, however, it's become increasingly clear that he has no one but himself to blame for a good deal of it; if he hadn't decided to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family, it's likely that none of that would have happened. However, given the common people's hatred of the World Nobles and the fact his father (in the anime at least) also carelessly revealed himself and his family to be World Nobles, it is likely that all the events that transpired were inevitable due to already present prejudice.]]
prejudice.
** Law's backstory is one of the worst in the entire series, right up there with Robin's: [[spoiler:his his hometown and everyone in it (including his family) were destroyed, he had a disease that would kill him in three years, and, a few years later, the man who saved his life and served as a father figure to him was murdered... by Doflamingo]].Doflamingo.



* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Defeating one of them is a ''big deal'' in the One Piece world, and the World Government's usage of them relies on this ''never'' happening to them by anything less than one of the Four Emperors themselves. If it happens to one of them, especially in public, then they risk expulsion. Case in point: Crocodile. [[spoiler:In fact, Moria's BadassDecay is what got him kicked out, and the only reason he wasn't immediately expelled after Luffy beat him was because it was never made public]].
* TheDreaded:

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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Defeating one of them is a ''big deal'' in the One Piece world, and the World Government's usage of them relies on this ''never'' happening to them by anything less than one of the Four Emperors themselves. If it happens to one of them, especially in public, then they risk expulsion. Case in point: Crocodile. [[spoiler:In In fact, Moria's BadassDecay is what got him kicked out, and the only reason he wasn't immediately expelled after Luffy beat him was because it was never made public]].
public.
* TheDreaded: TheDreaded:



** This principle is demonstrated magnificently by [[spoiler:Buggy the Clown's]] inclusion in the group after Whitebeard's war; being a relatively pathetic fighter, and hilariously weak compared to the other Warlords, is no obstacle if the world and the authorities ''believe'' you to be a threat. At the end of the day, the Warlords are a propaganda vehicle used by the World Government to intimidate lesser pirates and those who would dream of joining them as much as dealing with the New World. A criminal that's both cooperative and seen by the joe public as a fearsome big-shot is more than welcome.

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** This principle is demonstrated magnificently by [[spoiler:Buggy Buggy the Clown's]] Clown's inclusion in the group after Whitebeard's war; being a relatively pathetic fighter, and hilariously weak compared to the other Warlords, is no obstacle if the world and the authorities ''believe'' you to be a threat. At the end of the day, the Warlords are a propaganda vehicle used by the World Government to intimidate lesser pirates and those who would dream of joining them as much as dealing with the New World. A criminal that's both cooperative and seen by the joe public as a fearsome big-shot is more than welcome.



* JadeColoredGlasses: [[DarkAndTroubledPast Their experiences on the seas]] has given all of them a cynical outlook on the world in some form, either about the Golden Age Of Piracy, or concepts such as justice, and belief in morality. However, none of them are [[NietzscheWannabe nihilistic]], and some such as Crocodile, Doflamingo and [[spoiler:Teach]] sought to [[TakeOverTheWorld dominate the world]] in some form either by [[{{Ubermensch}} imposing their own values]] or by [[BiggerStick superior military might]]. Jimbei is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] as his life started out rough, but became gradually optimistic as time went on. Zig-Zagged with Law, who started off as a very kind child, then became a cold, evil, and heartless nihilist after his first tragedy, but softened slightly thanks to the influence of a beloved parental figure; while he's ''definitely'' jaded and still rather cold as an adult, he is still capable of compassion and empathy.

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* JadeColoredGlasses: [[DarkAndTroubledPast Their experiences on the seas]] has given all of them a cynical outlook on the world in some form, either about the Golden Age Of Piracy, or concepts such as justice, and belief in morality. However, none of them are [[NietzscheWannabe nihilistic]], and some such as Crocodile, Doflamingo and [[spoiler:Teach]] Teach sought to [[TakeOverTheWorld dominate the world]] in some form either by [[{{Ubermensch}} imposing their own values]] or by [[BiggerStick superior military might]]. Jimbei is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] as his life started out rough, but became gradually optimistic as time went on. Zig-Zagged with Law, who started off as a very kind child, then became a cold, evil, and heartless nihilist after his first tragedy, but softened slightly thanks to the influence of a beloved parental figure; while he's ''definitely'' jaded and still rather cold as an adult, he is still capable of compassion and empathy.



* {{Privateer}}s: Only Kuma seems to actually follow through his job [[spoiler: and even he can't be trusted completely.]]

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* {{Privateer}}s: Only Kuma seems to actually follow through his job [[spoiler: and even he can't be trusted completely.]]



* SuperpowerLottery: One thing most of them (both current and former members who ate a Devil Fruit) share in common is that they all happened to have obtained very powerful and unique Devil Fruit abilities, which all of them have complete mastery over ([[spoiler:except former member Law, who's still young and improving, and Blackbeard, who instead goes on to take other powers]]). In Gecko Moria's case, his ability was the only thing that kept him up to par with the other Warlords for a while. Even Crocodile's comparatively mundane Logia power is unique among Logia's in a way, since it has a secondary ability to [[TouchOfDeath drain all the liquid from a person's body]].
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: None of them really care for the World Government, and some have been only to [[DragonWithAnAgenda betray]] [[TheStarscream them]] on occasion. Even the supposedly most loyal member had [[spoiler:saved the Straw Hat Pirates twice]]. They're also not the best of buds, the narration noting [[LampshadeHanging that the very idea of them working together during the build-up to the Paramount War was unthinkable]]. [[spoiler: However they did manage to work briefly together to bring down Oars Jr, although that seemed to be incidental]].
* UltimateJobSecurity: The crap they're allowed to get away with is staggering. The WG apparently consider the pirate problem so dire that they're willing to look over one of them switching sides in the battlefield (sorta), another planning a ZombieApocalypse, and one running a slave ring even after it was abolished two centuries before (though the main reason why that was overlooked was because it catered to the World Nobles [[spoiler:and because he had blackmail material on the World Nobles, giving him significantly more leeway than any other Warlord]]). Though one of the major things that guarantees an expulsion is a very public loss to a relative upstart and/or being exposed as attempting to take over a member state of the Reverie ("liberating countries" is perfectly fine, though). The only other way for them to get kicked out besides the aforementioned BadassDecay is for them to act directly against the World Government very publicly, such as what Crocodile and Jimbei did, as it basically means a resignation from the group.

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* SuperpowerLottery: One thing most of them (both current and former members who ate a Devil Fruit) share in common is that they all happened to have obtained very powerful and unique Devil Fruit abilities, which all of them have complete mastery over ([[spoiler:except (except former member Law, who's still young and improving, and Blackbeard, who instead goes on to take other powers]]).powers). In Gecko Moria's case, his ability was the only thing that kept him up to par with the other Warlords for a while. Even Crocodile's comparatively mundane Logia power is unique among Logia's in a way, since it has a secondary ability to [[TouchOfDeath drain all the liquid from a person's body]].
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: None of them really care for the World Government, and some have been only to [[DragonWithAnAgenda betray]] [[TheStarscream them]] on occasion. Even the supposedly most loyal member had [[spoiler:saved saved the Straw Hat Pirates twice]].twice. They're also not the best of buds, the narration noting [[LampshadeHanging that the very idea of them working together during the build-up to the Paramount War was unthinkable]]. [[spoiler: However they did manage to work briefly together to bring down Oars Jr, although that seemed to be incidental]].
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* UltimateJobSecurity: The crap they're allowed to get away with is staggering. The WG apparently consider the pirate problem so dire that they're willing to look over one of them switching sides in the battlefield (sorta), another planning a ZombieApocalypse, and one running a slave ring even after it was abolished two centuries before (though the main reason why that was overlooked was because it catered to the World Nobles [[spoiler:and and because he had blackmail material on the World Nobles, giving him significantly more leeway than any other Warlord]]).Warlord). Though one of the major things that guarantees an expulsion is a very public loss to a relative upstart and/or being exposed as attempting to take over a member state of the Reverie ("liberating countries" is perfectly fine, though). The only other way for them to get kicked out besides the aforementioned BadassDecay is for them to act directly against the World Government very publicly, such as what Crocodile and Jimbei did, as it basically means a resignation from the group.



* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Kokutou Yoru's blade is a shiny black; it's considered the greatest sword in the world. [[spoiler:Mihawk also taught Zoro the importance of reinforcing a sword with Busoshoku Haki, which in concentrated form becomes visible as a black layer over whatever it's applied to. Which incidentally gives Kokutou Yoru the added advantage of it being impossible for opponents to tell if he's using Busoshoku Haki.]]
* BloodKnight: Subtly, due to him being TheStoic, but there. Unlike almost every other big name pirate seen in the series, Mihawk has no crew, area of influence, or plans in motion. His only real interest appears to be fighting strong enemies. As mentioned in BrokenAce and VictoryIsBoring, this has left him unfulfilled. This is the reason [[spoiler: he's willing to train Zoro, who's life goal is to defeat him. Though at first he considered the request for training to mean he was mistaken about Zoro having the potential to be a WorthyOpponent, he changes his mind upon discovering that Zoro didn't want to be trained for his own sake but to aid his captain. Despite having few personal relationships of his own, Mihawk respected Zoro's willingess to place loyalty above pride.]]

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* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Kokutou Yoru's blade is a shiny black; it's considered the greatest sword in the world. [[spoiler:Mihawk Mihawk also taught Zoro the importance of reinforcing a sword with Busoshoku Haki, which in concentrated form becomes visible as a black layer over whatever it's applied to. Which incidentally gives Kokutou Yoru the added advantage of it being impossible for opponents to tell if he's using Busoshoku Haki.]]
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* BloodKnight: Subtly, due to him being TheStoic, but there. Unlike almost every other big name pirate seen in the series, Mihawk has no crew, area of influence, or plans in motion. His only real interest appears to be fighting strong enemies. As mentioned in BrokenAce and VictoryIsBoring, this has left him unfulfilled. This is the reason [[spoiler: he's willing to train Zoro, who's life goal is to defeat him. Though at first he considered the request for training to mean he was mistaken about Zoro having the potential to be a WorthyOpponent, he changes his mind upon discovering that Zoro didn't want to be trained for his own sake but to aid his captain. Despite having few personal relationships of his own, Mihawk respected Zoro's willingess to place loyalty above pride.]]



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The anime has him jump several hundred feet into the air [[spoiler:before trying to impale Luffy]]. Then there's that whole business with him ''chopping a mountain of ice in half''!

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The anime has him jump several hundred feet into the air [[spoiler:before before trying to impale Luffy]].Luffy. Then there's that whole business with him ''chopping a mountain of ice in half''!



* CurbStompBattle: Almost every fight we've seen him in, [[spoiler:and the only time on-screen someone was giving him a good fight he wasn't using ''any'' of the skills he displayed earlier]].

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* CurbStompBattle: Almost every fight we've seen him in, [[spoiler:and and the only time on-screen someone was giving him a good fight he wasn't using ''any'' of the skills he displayed earlier]].earlier.



* FriendlyEnemy: To the Straw Hat crew, after a fashion. Specifically, he keeps tabs on Luffy's and Zoro's growth as pirates, boasts that Luffy's goal of becoming Pirate King is more dangerous than surpassing Mihawk himself (which is Zoro's dream), gives a mental apology to Shanks before [[spoiler:fighting Luffy at Marineford]], and [[spoiler:agrees to train Zoro during the TimeSkip for the sake of Zoro being better able to protect his TrueCompanions]].

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* FriendlyEnemy: To the Straw Hat crew, after a fashion. Specifically, he keeps tabs on Luffy's and Zoro's growth as pirates, boasts that Luffy's goal of becoming Pirate King is more dangerous than surpassing Mihawk himself (which is Zoro's dream), gives a mental apology to Shanks before [[spoiler:fighting fighting Luffy at Marineford]], Marineford, and [[spoiler:agrees agrees to train Zoro during the TimeSkip for the sake of Zoro being better able to protect his TrueCompanions]].TrueCompanions.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Deliberately invoked: He decided it was more beneficial to spend a few years [[spoiler:training Zoro, who has stated that his only real goal in life is to defeat Mihawk]], rather than wait around for possibly decades before he could get a good match out of him.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Deliberately invoked: He decided it was more beneficial to spend a few years [[spoiler:training training Zoro, who has stated that his only real goal in life is to defeat Mihawk]], Mihawk, rather than wait around for possibly decades before he could get a good match out of him.



** It's actively enforced after [[spoiler:Mihawk agrees to train Zoro for two years.]]

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** It's actively enforced after [[spoiler:Mihawk Mihawk agrees to train Zoro for two years.]]



* KiManipulation: He can use Armament Haki, and [[spoiler:he taught Zoro about it.]]

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* KiManipulation: He can use Armament Haki, and [[spoiler:he he taught Zoro about it.]]



* NobleDemon: He works alongside the government, but so far he has yet to display any outright antagonistic actions in the series [[spoiler: save for opposing Luffy during the Marineford Arc and even then, it was just business.]] Mihawk has been shown to have a cordial relationship with Shanks and even hopes Zoro will surpass him.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's visually based on real pirate Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts, who also [[spoiler:lived in a hard-to-reach creepy castle]].

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* NobleDemon: He works alongside the government, but so far he has yet to display any outright antagonistic actions in the series [[spoiler: save for opposing Luffy during the Marineford Arc and even then, it was just business.]] business. Mihawk has been shown to have a cordial relationship with Shanks and even hopes Zoro will surpass him.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's visually based on real pirate Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts, who also [[spoiler:lived lived in a hard-to-reach creepy castle]].castle.



** He broke out into full grins twice, back to back. First when Luffy told him his goal, and then when Zoro swore he would never lose to anyone again. He also burst out laughing (and it was with the stereotypical Mwahahaha!") when [[spoiler:Zoro begged him to become his disciple]].

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** He broke out into full grins twice, back to back. First when Luffy told him his goal, and then when Zoro swore he would never lose to anyone again. He also burst out laughing (and it was with the stereotypical Mwahahaha!") when [[spoiler:Zoro Zoro begged him to become his disciple]].disciple.



** Forget "actively rooting". He decided to [[spoiler:''make'' Zoro into his Rival by training him specifically for the job]].

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** Forget "actively rooting". He decided to [[spoiler:''make'' ''make'' Zoro into his Rival by training him specifically for the job]].job.



* SinkOrSwimMentor: Became one to [[spoiler:''Zoro'']]. [[DidntSeeThatComing We were as surprised as you]].

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* SinkOrSwimMentor: Became one to [[spoiler:''Zoro'']].''Zoro''. [[DidntSeeThatComing We were as surprised as you]].



* ArchEnemy: He has ''more'' than earned Vivi's hatred, that of the Royal Courts, and possibly that of all of Alabasta when his crimes came to light. In fact, he's probably the only person that Vivi desired and attempted to kill. Also, Luffy's [[EasilyForgiven live-and-let-live]] tendencies after meeting his old enemies in the Impel Down Arc ''turned off'' as soon as he saw him again, but it was later subverted as the arc went on, and through battling together in the Paramount War. He himself has [[spoiler:or had]] one in Whitebeard.

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* ArchEnemy: He has ''more'' than earned Vivi's hatred, that of the Royal Courts, and possibly that of all of Alabasta when his crimes came to light. In fact, he's probably the only person that Vivi desired and attempted to kill. Also, Luffy's [[EasilyForgiven live-and-let-live]] tendencies after meeting his old enemies in the Impel Down Arc ''turned off'' as soon as he saw him again, but it was later subverted as the arc went on, and through battling together in the Paramount War. He himself has [[spoiler:or had]] or had one in Whitebeard.



** [[spoiler:Teams up with Luffy to get out of Impel Down and have a shot at taking out Whitebeard. Somewhat subverted in that Luffy doesn't trust him (and wasn't going to release him at first), but is talked into it by Ivankov, who knows a secret that keeps him in check. Both he and Jimbei seem to be keeping their eyes on him to make sure that he doesn't stab them in the back]].
** [[spoiler:Inverted with Doflamingo, as he refused his assistance to take on Whitebeard]].
** Played straight again in chapter 566, [[spoiler:when he kills the two Marines that were supposed to execute Ace. When Sengoku calls him out on it, asking why he's siding with Whitebeard, he justifies his action by claiming that Whitebeard can be killed any time, but he won't let the Marines have their way]].

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** [[spoiler:Teams Teams up with Luffy to get out of Impel Down and have a shot at taking out Whitebeard. Somewhat subverted in that Luffy doesn't trust him (and wasn't going to release him at first), but is talked into it by Ivankov, who knows a secret that keeps him in check. Both he and Jimbei seem to be keeping their eyes on him to make sure that he doesn't stab them in the back]].
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** [[spoiler:Inverted Inverted with Doflamingo, as he refused his assistance to take on Whitebeard]].
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** Played straight again in chapter 566, [[spoiler:when when he kills the two Marines that were supposed to execute Ace. When Sengoku calls him out on it, asking why he's siding with Whitebeard, he justifies his action by claiming that Whitebeard can be killed any time, but he won't let the Marines have their way]].way.



* HiddenAgendaVillain: The destruction of Alabasta was only the surface of his GambitRoulette. If he couldn't find [[spoiler:the Pluton,]] though, he would still take over the country as its new monarch.
* HookHand: It's even golden. [[spoiler:The hook is also removable. Underneath is... another hook, a ''poisoned'' one. And underneath ''that'' hook is a dagger]].
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Though he wasn't actually killed by the attack, Crocodile gets absolutely livid when Whitebeard [[spoiler:is stabbed by one of his misguided crew mates]].

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* HiddenAgendaVillain: The destruction of Alabasta was only the surface of his GambitRoulette. If he couldn't find [[spoiler:the Pluton,]] the Pluton, though, he would still take over the country as its new monarch.
* HookHand: It's even golden. [[spoiler:The The hook is also removable. Underneath is... another hook, a ''poisoned'' one. And underneath ''that'' hook is a dagger]].
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* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Though he wasn't actually killed by the attack, Crocodile gets absolutely livid when Whitebeard [[spoiler:is is stabbed by one of his misguided crew mates]].mates.



* ObviouslyEvil: Oda tends to draw him appearing more treacherous than any other character in the series. Seriously. If there's a close-up on his face, expect it to be at an ominous angle, with plenty of creepy facial shadows. If he gets beat up, his hair will dangle in front of his face, making him look even creepier. If he's in a good mood, he'll give a SlasherSmile that'll put Doflamingo to shame. Hell, in his last appearance before [[spoiler:the time skip]], he's in a close-up panel giving the most sinister looking SlasherSmile the series has ever seen. Even the anime depicts him as having skin so pale he's two shades of grey away from being a full-blown ''Vampire''.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Oda tends to draw him appearing more treacherous than any other character in the series. Seriously. If there's a close-up on his face, expect it to be at an ominous angle, with plenty of creepy facial shadows. If he gets beat up, his hair will dangle in front of his face, making him look even creepier. If he's in a good mood, he'll give a SlasherSmile that'll put Doflamingo to shame. Hell, in his last appearance before [[spoiler:the the time skip]], skip, he's in a close-up panel giving the most sinister looking SlasherSmile the series has ever seen. Even the anime depicts him as having skin so pale he's two shades of grey away from being a full-blown ''Vampire''.



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: During Whitebeard's assault on Marine HQ, Crocodile was forced to work together with [[spoiler:Luffy by Ivankov]]. Doesn't mean either of them was happy about it, although Crocodile's not one to hold a grudge.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: During Whitebeard's assault on Marine HQ, Crocodile was forced to work together with [[spoiler:Luffy Luffy by Ivankov]].Ivankov. Doesn't mean either of them was happy about it, although Crocodile's not one to hold a grudge.



** With Whitebeard. [[spoiler:He violently turns down Doflamingo's offer to team up against Whitebeard and even saves Ace from his execution so that the World Government wouldn't have the upper hand on Whitebeard. He also becomes absolutely ''furious'' when Whitebeard allows himself to be stabbed by Squad]].

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** With Whitebeard. [[spoiler:He He violently turns down Doflamingo's offer to team up against Whitebeard and even saves Ace from his execution so that the World Government wouldn't have the upper hand on Whitebeard. He also becomes absolutely ''furious'' when Whitebeard allows himself to be stabbed by Squad]].Squad.



* TookALevelInKindness: He's gotten considerably better as he got angry [[spoiler:when Mihawk was attacking Daz Bones and when Akainu's track record was getting too good even for his standards]].
* UnderestimatingBadassery: The reason why he lost and his plan to take over Alabasta failed. And ''boy'', did it piss him off.

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* TookALevelInKindness: He's gotten considerably better as he got angry [[spoiler:when when Mihawk was attacking Daz Bones and when Akainu's track record was getting too good even for his standards]].
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* UnderestimatingBadassery: The reason why he lost and his plan to take over Alabasta failed. And ''boy'', did it piss him off.



*** Upon the conclusion of the war, which consisted of a congregation of the world's most powerful people, many of them actively targeting him, where [[spoiler: Ace and Whitebeard lost their lives]], the Marines were crippled, AND he fought all the above opponents, the only visible wounds he had from all that was ''a popped blood vessel''. Which he apparently has a habit of doing during intense fights, anyway. He was otherwise entirely unscathed, even after directly picking a fight with ''Dracule Mihawk.''

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*** Upon the conclusion of the war, which consisted of a congregation of the world's most powerful people, many of them actively targeting him, where [[spoiler: Ace and Whitebeard lost their lives]], lives, the Marines were crippled, AND he fought all the above opponents, the only visible wounds he had from all that was ''a popped blood vessel''. Which he apparently has a habit of doing during intense fights, anyway. He was otherwise entirely unscathed, even after directly picking a fight with ''Dracule Mihawk.''



* WorthyOpponent: Seems to have gained ''some'' measure of respect for Luffy, [[spoiler:if his constant saving of Luffy and co. is anything to go by]]. It's worth noting that when meeting Luffy in Impel Down, after his defeat, he doesn't talk down to him. It seems to Crocodile, Luffy isn't some dime-a-dozen rookie anymore, but someone actually worth acknowledging.

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* WorthyOpponent: Seems to have gained ''some'' measure of respect for Luffy, [[spoiler:if if his constant saving of Luffy and co. is anything to go by]].by. It's worth noting that when meeting Luffy in Impel Down, after his defeat, he doesn't talk down to him. It seems to Crocodile, Luffy isn't some dime-a-dozen rookie anymore, but someone actually worth acknowledging.



* ActuallyADoombot: The Doflamingo that was [[spoiler:beheaded by Kyros]] was actually a string clone controlled by Doflamingo.

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* ActuallyADoombot: The Doflamingo that was [[spoiler:beheaded beheaded by Kyros]] Kyros was actually a string clone controlled by Doflamingo.



** [[spoiler: When Law calls to blackmail him, Doflamingo hits on him, inviting him to drinks now that he's grown up.]]
* AnimalMotifs: The flamingo, wearing pink, flamboyant clothes and walking like a flamingo.
* ArchEnemy:
** He and Law outright despise each other. Their entire conflict is the result of another case of ArchEnemy, mixed with UnknownRival. [[spoiler:Doflamingo's own brother Rocinante (aka Corazon, Law's idol) despised his brother as well, considering him to be pure evil, viewing the purpose of his existence as to keep his brother's "madness" in check. As such, as a marine, he infiltrated his brother's pirate crew with the intention of preventing the tragedy that Doflamingo would bring about on Dressrosa. Doflamingo was completely unaware of this until the moments leading into Rocinante's death. Murdering Corazon resulted in Doflamingo earning Law's hatred -- Law would then spend the next thirteen years of his life plotting his revenge. Law's actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga is what would cause his hatred to become mutual on both their ends.]]

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** [[spoiler: When Law calls to blackmail him, Doflamingo hits on him, inviting him to drinks now that he's grown up.]]
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* AnimalMotifs: The flamingo, wearing pink, flamboyant clothes and walking like a flamingo.
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* ArchEnemy:
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** He and Law outright despise each other. Their entire conflict is the result of another case of ArchEnemy, mixed with UnknownRival. [[spoiler:Doflamingo's Doflamingo's own brother Rocinante (aka Corazon, Law's idol) despised his brother as well, considering him to be pure evil, viewing the purpose of his existence as to keep his brother's "madness" in check. As such, as a marine, he infiltrated his brother's pirate crew with the intention of preventing the tragedy that Doflamingo would bring about on Dressrosa. Doflamingo was completely unaware of this until the moments leading into Rocinante's death. Murdering Corazon resulted in Doflamingo earning Law's hatred -- Law would then spend the next thirteen years of his life plotting his revenge. Law's actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga is what would cause his hatred to become mutual on both their ends.]]



*** King Riku Dold III was blackmailed by him for ten billion berries in order to keep Dressrosa, and when the king finally managed to collect it by appealing to the people, [[spoiler: Doflamingo used his powers to force the king and his soldiers to start killing people so that Doflamingo could show up and "save" everyone, ruining the king's good name and turning the very people he loved against him. His family is hunted down or imprisoned, and he himself becomes a convict gladiator]].

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*** King Riku Dold III was blackmailed by him for ten billion berries in order to keep Dressrosa, and when the king finally managed to collect it by appealing to the people, [[spoiler: Doflamingo used his powers to force the king and his soldiers to start killing people so that Doflamingo could show up and "save" everyone, ruining the king's good name and turning the very people he loved against him. His family is hunted down or imprisoned, and he himself becomes a convict gladiator]].gladiator.



*** [[spoiler: Kyros]], his son-in-law and the father of Rebecca, was turned into a toy dubbed [[spoiler:"Thunder Soldier"]], unable to protect his wife from Doflamingo's forces and had to raise his daughter without ever telling her who he truly was, lest he be tossed into the scrap heap, as his entire family had forgotten who he was due to the powers of Doflamingo's henchwoman, Sugar. He would later plan an assault on the toy factory and a rebellion against Doflamingo with the Tontatta Tribe, who also have a good reason to hate the guy.
*** Viola, the king's daughter, submitted herself into Doflamingo's service under the name [[spoiler:Violet]] in exchange for sparing her father's life, being forced to work as an assassin for the last ten years for the man who ruined her family. Viola switches sides when she sees an opportunity to take down Doflamingo once and for all.
** The Tontatta Kingdom has been enslaved by the Donquixote Family (both his crew and [[spoiler:Dressrosa's original royal family]]).
** Includes the Straw Hats now as well, since they find his actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga outright despicable and he considers them an outright nuisance for causing his hold over Dressrosa to fall apart. Luffy especially stands out due to both men wanting to become the Pirate King but their methods in achieving that goal clash with each other, and the fact that Doflamingo made several of Luffy's friends angry and/or suffer (Namely Law, Rebecca and [[spoiler:Bellamy]]).
* ArmsDealer: He has worked as this under the name of Joker for 10 years following his [[spoiler:re-]]take over of Dressrosa.
* AristocratsAreEvil: [[spoiler:The story of his ancestors, the Donquixote Royal Family. They helped found the World Government and became World Nobles, but even before that the Tonattas tell that the ancestral Donquixote Family used the Little People as slaves. While Doflamingo's parents and younger brother were surprisingly decent people, Doflamingo acted like a traditional World Noble. Even after his family left Mariejois, he refused to let go of his "Noble" heritage]].

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*** [[spoiler: Kyros]], Kyros, his son-in-law and the father of Rebecca, was turned into a toy dubbed [[spoiler:"Thunder Soldier"]], "Thunder Soldier", unable to protect his wife from Doflamingo's forces and had to raise his daughter without ever telling her who he truly was, lest he be tossed into the scrap heap, as his entire family had forgotten who he was due to the powers of Doflamingo's henchwoman, Sugar. He would later plan an assault on the toy factory and a rebellion against Doflamingo with the Tontatta Tribe, who also have a good reason to hate the guy.
*** Viola, the king's daughter, submitted herself into Doflamingo's service under the name [[spoiler:Violet]] Violet in exchange for sparing her father's life, being forced to work as an assassin for the last ten years for the man who ruined her family. Viola switches sides when she sees an opportunity to take down Doflamingo once and for all.
** The Tontatta Kingdom has been enslaved by the Donquixote Family (both his crew and [[spoiler:Dressrosa's Dressrosa's original royal family]]).
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** Includes the Straw Hats now as well, since they find his actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga outright despicable and he considers them an outright nuisance for causing his hold over Dressrosa to fall apart. Luffy especially stands out due to both men wanting to become the Pirate King but their methods in achieving that goal clash with each other, and the fact that Doflamingo made several of Luffy's friends angry and/or suffer (Namely Law, Rebecca and [[spoiler:Bellamy]]).
Bellamy).
* ArmsDealer: He has worked as this under the name of Joker for 10 years following his [[spoiler:re-]]take re-take over of Dressrosa.
* AristocratsAreEvil: [[spoiler:The The story of his ancestors, the Donquixote Royal Family. They helped found the World Government and became World Nobles, but even before that the Tonattas tell that the ancestral Donquixote Family used the Little People as slaves. While Doflamingo's parents and younger brother were surprisingly decent people, Doflamingo acted like a traditional World Noble. Even after his family left Mariejois, he refused to let go of his "Noble" heritage]].heritage.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's not only in charge of a pirate crew, but also is the King of Dressrosa. It would also take nothing less than a Marine Admiral to take him down, and [[spoiler: he shows no hint of fear or apprehension when he actually does encounter the Admiral sent after him]]. At this point, he's probably one of ''the'' single strongest non-Four Emperor combatants in the series and has what is most likely the single best track record of them all.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's not only in charge of a pirate crew, but also is the King of Dressrosa. It would also take nothing less than a Marine Admiral to take him down, and [[spoiler: he shows no hint of fear or apprehension when he actually does encounter the Admiral sent after him]].him. At this point, he's probably one of ''the'' single strongest non-Four Emperor combatants in the series and has what is most likely the single best track record of them all.



* BadDreams: He continued having nightmares, well into adulthood (age 25), about [[spoiler:his childhood past being tortured by angry citizens wanting revenge against the Celestial Dragons.]] It's also revealed that, to cope, he [[DrowningMySorrows drank a lot of alcohol]].
* BaitTheDog:

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* BadDreams: He continued having nightmares, well into adulthood (age 25), about [[spoiler:his his childhood past being tortured by angry citizens wanting revenge against the Celestial Dragons.]] Dragons. It's also revealed that, to cope, he [[DrowningMySorrows drank a lot of alcohol]].
* BaitTheDog: BaitTheDog:



** You know how [[spoiler: Bellamy turning out to be alive in Dressrosa--after supposedly being killed back at Jaya--seemed to reveal that Doflamingo was a BenevolentBoss? Turns out that he not only ordered his minions to kill Bellamy in the colosseum because he lost his match and then failed to kill Luffy, but he had been intending on doing so from the beginning since he already considered Bellamy an "eyesore".]]
** [[spoiler:Even his supposed "devotion and care towards his new family" falls short when you consider that he only cares about them when they're convenient, ultimately puts his goals before them, will readily sacrifice them when it's needed, and he essentially preys on other people's suffering to make them join his family]].
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Subverted. At first (in order of chapters), you'd think that him being tortured by the mob as a child, along with having his childhood turning to hell after the fact that his family is a former World Noble is outed to the angry masses, turns him into the vengeful, violent man he is now. But then his brother Rocinante basically said that he was ''born'' evil and that the torture only made it worse]].
* BenevolentBoss: If you're one of his high execs (such as Monet and Vergo), chances are he'll be this. Notably is Trebol's failure to protect Sugar, [[NoOntologicalInertia resulting in the loss of all their toy slaves and the uprising in Dressrosa.]] Such a big screw-up would be a YouHaveFailedMe moment for anyone else, but not for him. [[spoiler:Then it's later turned on its ass when it's revealed he treated Bellamy, who idolized him, like crap because not only the guy lost to Luffy, Doffy sees him as an "eyesore". Law also deconstructs the trope by revealing Doffy's "family" at its core: he only sees them as tools for his plans and will not hesitate to sacrifice them when it's convenient. All that kindness and forgiveness are just part of a mask he kept up for years]].
* BerserkButton:
** Being looked down on. [[spoiler:He's a World Noble, dammit! How dare lowly commoners go against him!]]
** While the reasons have not been given, he seems to despise [[spoiler:anyone with the 'D' initials, though being a pseudo-World Noble could be an explanation]]. The fact that [[spoiler:Law]] turned out to be one sent him flying into a rage that ultimately caused him to walk right into a very powerful attack.

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** You know how [[spoiler: Bellamy turning out to be alive in Dressrosa--after supposedly being killed back at Jaya--seemed to reveal that Doflamingo was a BenevolentBoss? Turns out that he not only ordered his minions to kill Bellamy in the colosseum because he lost his match and then failed to kill Luffy, but he had been intending on doing so from the beginning since he already considered Bellamy an "eyesore".]]
"eyesore".
** [[spoiler:Even Even his supposed "devotion and care towards his new family" falls short when you consider that he only cares about them when they're convenient, ultimately puts his goals before them, will readily sacrifice them when it's needed, and he essentially preys on other people's suffering to make them join his family]].
family.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Subverted.Subverted. At first (in order of chapters), you'd think that him being tortured by the mob as a child, along with having his childhood turning to hell after the fact that his family is a former World Noble is outed to the angry masses, turns him into the vengeful, violent man he is now. But then his brother Rocinante basically said that he was ''born'' evil and that the torture only made it worse]].
worse.
* BenevolentBoss: If you're one of his high execs (such as Monet and Vergo), chances are he'll be this. Notably is Trebol's failure to protect Sugar, [[NoOntologicalInertia resulting in the loss of all their toy slaves and the uprising in Dressrosa.]] Such a big screw-up would be a YouHaveFailedMe moment for anyone else, but not for him. [[spoiler:Then Then it's later turned on its ass when it's revealed he treated Bellamy, who idolized him, like crap because not only the guy lost to Luffy, Doffy sees him as an "eyesore". Law also deconstructs the trope by revealing Doffy's "family" at its core: he only sees them as tools for his plans and will not hesitate to sacrifice them when it's convenient. All that kindness and forgiveness are just part of a mask he kept up for years]].
years.
* BerserkButton:
BerserkButton:
** Being looked down on. [[spoiler:He's He's a World Noble, dammit! How dare lowly commoners go against him!]]
him!
** While the reasons have not been given, he seems to despise [[spoiler:anyone anyone with the 'D' initials, though being a pseudo-World Noble could be an explanation]]. explanation. The fact that [[spoiler:Law]] Law turned out to be one sent him flying into a rage that ultimately caused him to walk right into a very powerful attack.



** Now Luffy is counted among the list of things that really pisses him off; hard to blame him since Luffy [[spoiler:is giving Doflamingo an overwhelming beatdown and actually WON in their final duel.]]

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** Now Luffy is counted among the list of things that really pisses him off; hard to blame him since Luffy [[spoiler:is is giving Doflamingo an overwhelming beatdown and actually WON in their final duel.]]



* BigBrotherInstinct: According to Buffalo, Doffy sees Baby 5 as his little sister and wanted to protect her from "personality flaws", which gave him ample reason to murder the eight men she easily fell in love with. [[spoiler:Subverted so hard; he only did so because he saw her as a convenient tool to keep around, a sentiment shared by his other crewmates.]]

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* BigBrotherInstinct: According to Buffalo, Doffy sees Baby 5 as his little sister and wanted to protect her from "personality flaws", which gave him ample reason to murder the eight men she easily fell in love with. [[spoiler:Subverted Subverted so hard; he only did so because he saw her as a convenient tool to keep around, a sentiment shared by his other crewmates.]]



** In the past, he stole the "honor money" that was meant for the World Nobles as well as their secret "national treasure" and then blackmailed them with it, claiming that he would [[spoiler:blurt out their secrets]] if he isn't given some authority. That's how he became a Warlord, as well as how [[spoiler:he can still hold some power over World Government agencies.]]

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** In the past, he stole the "honor money" that was meant for the World Nobles as well as their secret "national treasure" and then blackmailed them with it, claiming that he would [[spoiler:blurt blurt out their secrets]] secrets if he isn't given some authority. That's how he became a Warlord, as well as how [[spoiler:he he can still hold some power over World Government agencies.]]



** Ironically, he's on the receiving end of this when Law holds Caesar hostage and blackmailed him into resign from the Warlord position. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the first example gives him the power to render this null and void.]]
* BlueBlood: [[spoiler:Turns out to be this, what with being a (former) Celestial Dragon and all.]]
* BreakingSpeech: He tells Law that if not for that blunder that he did years ago ([[spoiler:accidentally bringing Vergo to Corazon]]), he could've prevented many deaths and tragedies, including that of [[spoiler:Corazon's]], and he tells Luffy that Dressrosa shall slowly be destroyed in 60 minutes and people will curse Luffy's name as they die until Dressrosa falls into dead silence. Both Law and Luffy [[ShutUpHannibal retaliated in their own ways]].
** Later he rants to Tsuru that if not for his presence on the seas, [[spoiler:the world would've gone to chaos a long time ago since he was in "control" of everything. By being removed from the playing board, factions from all over (Worst Generation, Marines, the Warlords, the Four Emperors, Revolutionaries, etc) are going to vie for the open seat of the Pirate King throne.]] Tsuru doesn't care and tells him to shut up.
* CainAndAbel: With his younger brother Corazon/Rocinante. [[spoiler:Corazon believed his brother was born evil, and that he existed to keep Dofamingo's "madness" in check. In Law's backstory, Doffy kills his brother for siding with the Marines]].
* CallBack: [[spoiler: how he was defeated in Chapter 790 mirrors how Chinjao was defeated earlier in the colosseum tournament. Both by flying to the air and trying to clash with Luffy, who then knocked them down with a technique that enlarges his arm and turns it black, and both cracked the ground in two as they fell, Doffy having it more painful and epic.]]
* CharacterTics: Every time he gets dangerously angry, a set of veins bulge out on his forehead. Likely because his eyes are always covered by his shades, and Oda wanted him to have a way to show the state of his emotions when enraged. It works to a mortifying degree. Whenever Doflamingo's veins appear, it's an unquestionable warning sign someone, or even worse, everyone, is ''definitely'' screwed. As the Dressrosa arc goes on and his plans start to fall apart, this enraged look is now becoming the norm for him. This hits a breaking point when [[spoiler:Luffy goes into Gear Fourth and starts overwhelming him. Being constantly sent flying through the city is making veins not only show up on his forehead but on his ''cheeks as well''. His rage is also so palpable that nearby citizens flee in terror of the man and Doflamingo's trademark smile is replaced with ''bared teeth''.]]

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** Ironically, he's on the receiving end of this when Law holds Caesar hostage and blackmailed him into resign from the Warlord position. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, Unfortunately, the first example gives him the power to render this null and void.]]
void.
* BlueBlood: [[spoiler:Turns Turns out to be this, what with being a (former) Celestial Dragon and all.]]
all.
* BreakingSpeech: He tells Law that if not for that blunder that he did years ago ([[spoiler:accidentally (accidentally bringing Vergo to Corazon]]), Corazon), he could've prevented many deaths and tragedies, including that of [[spoiler:Corazon's]], Corazon's, and he tells Luffy that Dressrosa shall slowly be destroyed in 60 minutes and people will curse Luffy's name as they die until Dressrosa falls into dead silence. Both Law and Luffy [[ShutUpHannibal retaliated in their own ways]].
** Later he rants to Tsuru that if not for his presence on the seas, [[spoiler:the the world would've gone to chaos a long time ago since he was in "control" of everything. By being removed from the playing board, factions from all over (Worst Generation, Marines, the Warlords, the Four Emperors, Revolutionaries, etc) are going to vie for the open seat of the Pirate King throne.]] Tsuru doesn't care and tells him to shut up.
* CainAndAbel: With his younger brother Corazon/Rocinante. [[spoiler:Corazon Corazon believed his brother was born evil, and that he existed to keep Dofamingo's "madness" in check. In Law's backstory, Doffy kills his brother for siding with the Marines]].
Marines.
* CallBack: [[spoiler: how he was defeated in Chapter 790 mirrors how Chinjao was defeated earlier in the colosseum tournament. Both by flying to the air and trying to clash with Luffy, who then knocked them down with a technique that enlarges his arm and turns it black, and both cracked the ground in two as they fell, Doffy having it more painful and epic.]]
epic.
* CharacterTics: Every time he gets dangerously angry, a set of veins bulge out on his forehead. Likely because his eyes are always covered by his shades, and Oda wanted him to have a way to show the state of his emotions when enraged. It works to a mortifying degree. Whenever Doflamingo's veins appear, it's an unquestionable warning sign someone, or even worse, everyone, is ''definitely'' screwed. As the Dressrosa arc goes on and his plans start to fall apart, this enraged look is now becoming the norm for him. This hits a breaking point when [[spoiler:Luffy Luffy goes into Gear Fourth and starts overwhelming him. Being constantly sent flying through the city is making veins not only show up on his forehead but on his ''cheeks as well''. His rage is also so palpable that nearby citizens flee in terror of the man and Doflamingo's trademark smile is replaced with ''bared teeth''.]]



** His endurance is also legendary, since getting a beatdown from Luffy's [[spoiler: Gear Fourth]] techniques and being sent flying several times across the city and into a mountain was not enough to sufficiently knock him out. And this is ''after'' Law sliced his organs alive.

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** His endurance is also legendary, since getting a beatdown from Luffy's [[spoiler: Gear Fourth]] Fourth techniques and being sent flying several times across the city and into a mountain was not enough to sufficiently knock him out. And this is ''after'' Law sliced his organs alive.



* TheChessmaster: He hides it extremely well. [[spoiler: For example, he has moles (ex-crewmates) like Vergo in high ranking marine positions and pirates like Caesar Clown under his influence. It's implied back on Jaya that he was planning for Smilies to become the new thing even then, and then in the timeskip Caesar just so happens to have developed a weapon named Smiley. Oh, and Smile turns out to be a codename for Artifical Zoan type Devil Fruits, and he has a factory just for producing those.]]

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* TheChessmaster: He hides it extremely well. [[spoiler: For example, he has moles (ex-crewmates) like Vergo in high ranking marine positions and pirates like Caesar Clown under his influence. It's implied back on Jaya that he was planning for Smilies to become the new thing even then, and then in the timeskip Caesar just so happens to have developed a weapon named Smiley. Oh, and Smile turns out to be a codename for Artifical Zoan type Devil Fruits, and he has a factory just for producing those.]]



* ControlFreak: Doflamingo has a huge obsession with being in control. His devil fruit is the string fruit that lets him manipulate people like puppets. He ruled Dressosa, making them believe he was their savior and made the previous royalty look like fiends. He fully expects his crew to act as sacrificial pawns if required. The biggest thing that ticks him off is no longer having his [[spoiler:Celestial Dragon status and being treated like a god. His rants to Tsuru about how he was some sort of "benevolent" deterrent against the major factors of the world threatening to tear the world apart highlights how influential he is.]]

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* ControlFreak: Doflamingo has a huge obsession with being in control. His devil fruit is the string fruit that lets him manipulate people like puppets. He ruled Dressosa, making them believe he was their savior and made the previous royalty look like fiends. He fully expects his crew to act as sacrificial pawns if required. The biggest thing that ticks him off is no longer having his [[spoiler:Celestial Celestial Dragon status and being treated like a god. His rants to Tsuru about how he was some sort of "benevolent" deterrent against the major factors of the world threatening to tear the world apart highlights how influential he is.]]



** He managed to get [[spoiler:the Mera Mera Fruit shortly after Ace's death, and apparently did so solely to use it as leverage against Luffy if he needed to. That means he held on to a Logia-class fruit for ''two years'', just in case.]]
** Despite the heroes [[spoiler: turning his toys back into humans and exposing him. He goes into "Plan B" aka The Birdcage and ''traps the entire island" in a prison of string. Then demands the citizens kill his enemies to claim a "bounty", essentially turning the whole island against the heroes.]]
* CreepyChild: The first thing he asks for after leaving Mariejois is "where are the slaves," and the second is for his father's gun to "deal with commoners who crossed his path." His father telling him this is not the way to act in society ''never'' registers with him.

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** He managed to get [[spoiler:the the Mera Mera Fruit shortly after Ace's death, and apparently did so solely to use it as leverage against Luffy if he needed to. That means he held on to a Logia-class fruit for ''two years'', just in case.]]
case.
** Despite the heroes [[spoiler: turning his toys back into humans and exposing him. He goes into "Plan B" aka The Birdcage and ''traps the entire island" in a prison of string. Then demands the citizens kill his enemies to claim a "bounty", essentially turning the whole island against the heroes.]]
heroes.
* CreepyChild: The first thing he asks for after leaving Mariejois is "where are the slaves," and the second is for his father's gun to "deal with commoners who crossed his path." His father telling him this is not the way to act in society ''never'' registers with him.



** And as it turned out, he does not lie about that. [[spoiler:When he was a kid, his father had his family live the simple lives as commoners, forfeiting their World Noble privileges and tried to live in a relatively more modest (but still wealthy) home. However, the citizens caught wind of a family of World Nobles living alongside them, and their home was eventually burned down. His family was forced into a dingy home near a garbage dump, and indeed, he and his brother ate garbage just to survive. His mother's health declined and she passed away, while the remaining family was nearly killed many times whenever angry citizens caught them. Both times the family tried to go back to Mariejois - the first by his father asking them politely, and the second by Doffy killing his father and attempted to return - they were refused, so he vowed vengeance against them. The worst part is that it's implied to be a SelfInflictedHell, he was so rotten and arrogant as a child and kept trying to act like a World Noble that it's his fault the normal people cottoned up to the fact of his family's lineage and they took their retribution for the abuses of the World Nobles out on his family]].

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** And as it turned out, he does not lie about that. [[spoiler:When When he was a kid, his father had his family live the simple lives as commoners, forfeiting their World Noble privileges and tried to live in a relatively more modest (but still wealthy) home. However, the citizens caught wind of a family of World Nobles living alongside them, and their home was eventually burned down. His family was forced into a dingy home near a garbage dump, and indeed, he and his brother ate garbage just to survive. His mother's health declined and she passed away, while the remaining family was nearly killed many times whenever angry citizens caught them. Both times the family tried to go back to Mariejois - the first by his father asking them politely, and the second by Doffy killing his father and attempted to return - they were refused, so he vowed vengeance against them. The worst part is that it's implied to be a SelfInflictedHell, he was so rotten and arrogant as a child and kept trying to act like a World Noble that it's his fault the normal people cottoned up to the fact of his family's lineage and they took their retribution for the abuses of the World Nobles out on his family]].family.



* DeathGlare: Performs this on some Dressrosa citizens after he [[spoiler:gets launched off the palace by Luffy's Gum Gum Kong Gun.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence: According to him during his talk with Law. He mentions that he's not really with [[spoiler:the Celestial Dragons anymore. As it turns out, it was not by his own choice -- though his father apparently played it straight.]]
* TheDeterminator:
** Doflamingo has an unbreakable will to survive, refusing to plead or die [[spoiler:even when citizens tortured him in a failed attempt to break him, while swearing aloud to live through it to kill everyone in revenge; compared to how his father and brother were begging for mercy, this scene utterly horrified everyone who witnessed it. Even when being hunted down by the Celestial Dragons after learning their secret, Doflamingo managed to escape them due to his will to live. This trait eventually brought on his obsession for immortality, which is the main reason he took an interest in the Ope Ope no Mi and is extremely bitter with Law for refusing to fulfill this desire]].

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* DeathGlare: Performs this on some Dressrosa citizens after he [[spoiler:gets gets launched off the palace by Luffy's Gum Gum Kong Gun.]]
Gun.
* DefectorFromDecadence: According to him during his talk with Law. He mentions that he's not really with [[spoiler:the the Celestial Dragons anymore. As it turns out, it was not by his own choice -- though his father apparently played it straight.]]
straight.
* TheDeterminator:
TheDeterminator:
** Doflamingo has an unbreakable will to survive, refusing to plead or die [[spoiler:even even when citizens tortured him in a failed attempt to break him, while swearing aloud to live through it to kill everyone in revenge; compared to how his father and brother were begging for mercy, this scene utterly horrified everyone who witnessed it. Even when being hunted down by the Celestial Dragons after learning their secret, Doflamingo managed to escape them due to his will to live. This trait eventually brought on his obsession for immortality, which is the main reason he took an interest in the Ope Ope no Mi and is extremely bitter with Law for refusing to fulfill this desire]].desire.



** His plan to trap Luffy falls flat on its face when [[spoiler:Luffy - who he expects to be fighting in the colosseum right now - is now in his palace with Zoro and Violet, and someone else (Sabo) impersonates "Lucy".]] Though to be fair, [[spoiler:''Luffy himself'' didn't see it coming either]].
** Nor did he anticipate [[spoiler:Sugar's defeat by Usopp.]]
** And he ''definitely'' didn't see himself being ''[[spoiler: launched all the way to the middle of the town via Luffy using Gear Fourth's attack, Gum-Gum Kong Gun.]]'' In short, Doflamingo screwed up '''big time.'''
** One can only imagine what final thoughts were going through Doflamingo's head when [[spoiler: his "God Thread" was broken through and he saw and felt the oncoming fist of Luffy's "King Kong Gun" punch.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Subverted. When Doflamingo begins [[spoiler: his "Birdcage Plan", he assigns the highest bounty to ''Usopp''. This is way overblown strength-wise, but justified by the fact that Usopp knocking Sugar out caused the truth behind Dressrosa to be revealed to the public and the Marines, putting Doflamingo in ''very'' deep shit.]]

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** His plan to trap Luffy falls flat on its face when [[spoiler:Luffy Luffy - who he expects to be fighting in the colosseum right now - is now in his palace with Zoro and Violet, and someone else (Sabo) impersonates "Lucy".]] "Lucy". Though to be fair, [[spoiler:''Luffy ''Luffy himself'' didn't see it coming either]].
either.
** Nor did he anticipate [[spoiler:Sugar's Sugar's defeat by Usopp.]]
Usopp.
** And he ''definitely'' didn't see himself being ''[[spoiler: '' launched all the way to the middle of the town via Luffy using Gear Fourth's attack, Gum-Gum Kong Gun.]]'' '' In short, Doflamingo screwed up '''big time.'''
** One can only imagine what final thoughts were going through Doflamingo's head when [[spoiler: his "God Thread" was broken through and he saw and felt the oncoming fist of Luffy's "King Kong Gun" punch.]]
punch.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Subverted. When Doflamingo begins [[spoiler: his "Birdcage Plan", he assigns the highest bounty to ''Usopp''. This is way overblown strength-wise, but justified by the fact that Usopp knocking Sugar out caused the truth behind Dressrosa to be revealed to the public and the Marines, putting Doflamingo in ''very'' deep shit.]]



** This stems from his flashback with the would-be 4 top executives where they all commit extreme retributions whenever Doffy felt wronged in the slightest. [[spoiler:Him being a former World Noble, who are known as this, also explains it.]]

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** This stems from his flashback with the would-be 4 top executives where they all commit extreme retributions whenever Doffy felt wronged in the slightest. [[spoiler:Him Him being a former World Noble, who are known as this, also explains it.]]



* DrowningMySorrows: [[spoiler:Even as an adult, he still suffered nightmares of his hellish childhood, so to cope with it he drank generous amounts of alcohol]].
* EnfantTerrible:
** As a child. [[spoiler:As much as you'd expect from a child who was a World Noble. What really takes the cake is that he killed his own father apparently for wanting his family to live like commoners. ''His own younger brother'' believed that Doflamingo was simply born evil.]]
** To say nothing of the time when Doflamingo, [[spoiler:bruised and beaten and being tortured at the stake, shouts at the mob torturing him that no matter what happens, he ''will'' survive, and when he gets down, he will kill each and every single one of them. ''Even the mob'' was taken aback by this.]]
** How he escaped that mob? By using [[spoiler:Haki]] to knock them all out, being one of the youngest characters in the series to use that ability.
* EngineeredHeroics: [[spoiler:Ten years ago, he manipulated King Riku and his army into collecting money from his citizens and then massacring them, while he and his group shows up at the right time to "save" the populace and become their new "good" king. No wonder he's got [[VillainWithGoodPublicity such a good publicity in the island despite his attitude]]]].
* EntitledBastard:
** [[spoiler:As a (former) World Noble]] he thinks he's entitled to everything. He really hates the World Nobles [[spoiler:for not letting him rejoin them because of his father's actions even after he killed his father]] and he wants to destroy the world they built just for that.
** This is what actually got his family in trouble in the first place. Even though he knows he's not [[spoiler: a World Noble anymore after his father moved from Mariejois, he kept acting like a brat to the townspeople. That eventually tipped them off that the family were former World Nobles and came after them with extreme prejudice.]]

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* DrowningMySorrows: [[spoiler:Even Even as an adult, he still suffered nightmares of his hellish childhood, so to cope with it he drank generous amounts of alcohol]].
alcohol.
* EnfantTerrible:
EnfantTerrible:
** As a child. [[spoiler:As As much as you'd expect from a child who was a World Noble. What really takes the cake is that he killed his own father apparently for wanting his family to live like commoners. ''His own younger brother'' believed that Doflamingo was simply born evil.]]
evil.
** To say nothing of the time when Doflamingo, [[spoiler:bruised bruised and beaten and being tortured at the stake, shouts at the mob torturing him that no matter what happens, he ''will'' survive, and when he gets down, he will kill each and every single one of them. ''Even the mob'' was taken aback by this.]]
this.
** How he escaped that mob? By using [[spoiler:Haki]] Haki to knock them all out, being one of the youngest characters in the series to use that ability.
* EngineeredHeroics: [[spoiler:Ten Ten years ago, he manipulated King Riku and his army into collecting money from his citizens and then massacring them, while he and his group shows up at the right time to "save" the populace and become their new "good" king. No wonder he's got [[VillainWithGoodPublicity such a good publicity in the island despite his attitude]]]].
attitude]].
* EntitledBastard:
EntitledBastard:
** [[spoiler:As As a (former) World Noble]] Noble he thinks he's entitled to everything. He really hates the World Nobles [[spoiler:for for not letting him rejoin them because of his father's actions even after he killed his father]] father and he wants to destroy the world they built just for that.
** This is what actually got his family in trouble in the first place. Even though he knows he's not [[spoiler: a World Noble anymore after his father moved from Mariejois, he kept acting like a brat to the townspeople. That eventually tipped them off that the family were former World Nobles and came after them with extreme prejudice.]]



* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:He killed his cherished younger brother Rocinante when he discovered he was a marine.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:It's implied that part of what motivated him to kill his father was his mother's death, which he believes could have been prevented with the top class medicine they would have had access to when they were World Nobles. In a flashback to Doffy's childhood, his mother was the only person he displayed genuine concern and affection for, even bringing her food while she was sick, and is devastated when she dies in front of him and his brother.]]

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* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:He He killed his cherished younger brother Rocinante when he discovered he was a marine.]]
marine.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:It's It's implied that part of what motivated him to kill his father was his mother's death, which he believes could have been prevented with the top class medicine they would have had access to when they were World Nobles. In a flashback to Doffy's childhood, his mother was the only person he displayed genuine concern and affection for, even bringing her food while she was sick, and is devastated when she dies in front of him and his brother.]]



** He was attacking the Thousand Sunny with the intent to rescue Caesar but stopped the moment Law put a sword near to Jora's throat and let them escape. Let´s remember the fact that Caesar was necessary to Doflamingo in order not to anger Kaido, one of the Four Emperors.

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** He was attacking the Thousand Sunny with the intent to rescue Caesar but stopped the moment Law put a sword near to Jora's throat and let them escape. Let´s remember the fact that Caesar was necessary to Doflamingo in order not to anger Kaido, one of the Four Emperors.



** One of the reasons he [[spoiler:hated his father for leaving the Celestial Dragons was because he blamed his mother's death by illness on their new commoner lifestyle.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** He's a self-centered dick and easily one of the nastiest of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, but he's not the type to start fights over dreams, and he even if he is, he'd make sure he didn't lose [[spoiler:which is why he personally (well, [[PeoplePuppets almost personally]]) beat up and dismissed Bellamy]].
** He also reacted ''very'' badly to [[spoiler:Monet's apparent death, to the point that he jumped off a window four stories high to head off to Punk Hazard. He deems his execs his family, and will go to great lengths to protect and avenge them.]]
** When it's discovered that [[spoiler: Law]] was from Flevance, a country no longer existing due a tragedy involving a susbtance called Amber Lead, he berates Jora for bringing it up, since it clearly disturbs [[spoiler: Law.]] He along with his crew explain the truth about Flevance, [[spoiler: Amber Lead was poisonous yet the World Government let them get rich from it before abandooning the country when everyone got sick, sending the population into wars out of desperation to escape and resources.]] He may be quite the bastard, but even Doflamingo found the fate of Flevance to be an atrocity and reading about it caused him to dwell on his own past, causing him nightmares.

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** One of the reasons he [[spoiler:hated hated his father for leaving the Celestial Dragons was because he blamed his mother's death by illness on their new commoner lifestyle.]]
lifestyle.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
EvenEvilHasStandards:
** He's a self-centered dick and easily one of the nastiest of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, but he's not the type to start fights over dreams, and he even if he is, he'd make sure he didn't lose [[spoiler:which which is why he personally (well, [[PeoplePuppets almost personally]]) personally) beat up and dismissed Bellamy]].
** He also reacted ''very'' badly to [[spoiler:Monet's Monet's apparent death, to the point that he jumped off a window four stories high to head off to Punk Hazard. He deems his execs his family, and will go to great lengths to protect and avenge them.]]
them.
** When it's discovered that [[spoiler: Law]] Law was from Flevance, a country no longer existing due a tragedy involving a susbtance called Amber Lead, he berates Jora for bringing it up, since it clearly disturbs [[spoiler: Law.]] Law. He along with his crew explain the truth about Flevance, [[spoiler: Amber Lead was poisonous yet the World Government let them get rich from it before abandooning the country when everyone got sick, sending the population into wars out of desperation to escape and resources.]] resources. He may be quite the bastard, but even Doflamingo found the fate of Flevance to be an atrocity and reading about it caused him to dwell on his own past, causing him nightmares. nightmares.



** Surprisingly, [[spoiler: with Vivi]] of all people. [[spoiler: Both are descendants of the 20 kings who formed the World Government, both of them do not have the title of Celestial Dragon because someone in their bloodline decided to live alongside normal people (Vivi by a distant ancestor, Doflamingo by his parents), and both of them were popular with their respective kingdoms. But while Vivi is honest in her desire to help her kingdom, Doflamingo uses his image of a good king as a way to hide his underground operations.]]
** To Luffy. Both care about their crews to the point of violence when they're attacked. Both have had tragic pasts where they lost a brother. Both are condemned by other people because of their ancestry (Luffy because he's Dragon's son and Doflamingo because he [[spoiler: was once a Celestial Dragon]]). Yet their ideologies couldn't be more different: Luffy has been motivated countless times by the dreams others have while Doflamingo dismisses them as delusions. Doflamingo is one of the most cunning enemies in the series while Luffy is an IdiotHero. Luffy will charge into a fight without a second thought while Doflamingo is seen to avoid personally engaging in a fight unless he absolutely has to. [[spoiler:Doflamingo ''murdered'' his brother, while Luffy's gave up his life in order to save him from a ruthless Marine]]. Even their attitudes towards their respective crews have a dark parallel: Doflamingo genuinely cares about his crew, but puts his goals before them and won't hesitate to demand personal sacrifices from them for his sake, including their lives. Luffy, however, is selfless to a point, and would never demand anything meaningful from his crew to forward his goals, such as their dreams, and ''especially'' their lives -- he'd rather die than allow such a thing to happen.
** Though he himself would never admit it, Law is very much alike to former mentor/current ArchEnemy Doflamingo. Both are cunning, charismatic men with a cruelty streak a mile wide and a severe case of misanthropy. However, Law, beneath all his cruelty, has genuine empathy and care for others -- he doesn't hesitate when protecting some of his weaker allies, he shows great benevolence to his crew, and he expresses outright disgust for Caesar after he revealed his experiments on children and his method for keeping them from running away. Compare this to Doflamingo, who only shows fondness for his closest crew mates yet isn't above ordering them to sacrifice themselves for him and his goals, and ''facilitated'' the kidnapping of children for the experiments of the MadScientist on his payroll. [[spoiler:Law ultimately lives the sake of another, his goal of stopping Doflamingo ultimately to fulfill the wishes of the man who saved his life. Doflamingo lives for the sake of himself, to wrought his vengeance on the world to get back at those who denied him what he perceives as his "birthright". Thus, Law has no fear of death -- he knows his quest to end Doflamingo's madness may very well end in his demise, but while he does not long for it, he won't hesitate to face it if it means accomplishing his goal. Doflamingo, in turn, is an ImmortalitySeeker who fears his death, to the point that he won't hesitate to send the "family" he supposedly cherishes so much to ''their'' deaths if it means prolonging his life and/or furthering his own goals]].
** With the rest of his upbringing revealed, he became this to his younger brother - from their [[CainAndAbel nature and personality]] to their mentor and their life choices. [[spoiler:Despite their shared tragedy, Rocinante took after their parents and grew up to be an altruistic, compassionate man. Doflamingo, on the other hand, was deemed to have been born evil, his miseries just served to reinforce the worst traits in him; he never grew out of the bitterness of having been denied his birthright and wanted to destroy the world for it. In their childhood, Rocinante was taken in by Sengoku and became a Marine, while Doflamingo was taken in by the four executives and turned to a life of piracy, growing up with a conviction that his new 'family' fostered that he had the makings to become the Pirate King. In the end, Rocinante abandoned his mission and sacrificed his life for a boy unrelated to him. In contrast, Doflamingo would sacrifice anyone for his goals and all his actions are ultimately for the sake of himself, and the people he keeps calling 'family' are just means to an end]].
** He has become this for Sanji as well. Both Doffy and Sanji are extremely intelligent, care about their crew, and are very powerful and competent fighters. However, as much as he is flawed, Sanji is very compassionate and will come to anyone's aid (especially women). Doffy treats his crew kindly, but only as convenient tools and slaves that he won't hesitate to throw away when it's convenient. It's even shown with their powers; Sanji's fire-based Haki is dangerous but also heals ([[SupremeChef food, anyone?]]), while the seemingly harmless string (Ito Ito no Mi) is used as [[PeoplePuppets puppet string]] and an instrument of murder. [[spoiler:Both Sanji and Doffy are also children of royalty, who lost their mothers at an early age, and had siblings who antagonized them all their lives, except Sanji had the sheer misfortune of growing up in an abusive household that forbids virtues like compassion and kindness, and was constantly beaten and demeaned for showing said virtues. The only difference was that Sanji grew up surrounded by loving and caring people who taught him morals and disciplined him when neccesary, allowing him to grow up with a strong moral compass; while Doffy's "caretakers" (his executives) only followed him around because of his Conquerer's Haki and enabled his bratty behavior and god complex, believing he was destined for greatness, until both traits grew to horrifically monstrous proportions.]]
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:When it comes down to it, all of his horrible actions are just him trying to get back at the World Nobles simply because they refused to give him his title back after he killed his father and presented his head to them]].
* EvilLaugh: "Fuffuffuffuffu."

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** Surprisingly, [[spoiler: with Vivi]] Vivi of all people. [[spoiler: Both are descendants of the 20 kings who formed the World Government, both of them do not have the title of Celestial Dragon because someone in their bloodline decided to live alongside normal people (Vivi by a distant ancestor, Doflamingo by his parents), and both of them were popular with their respective kingdoms. But while Vivi is honest in her desire to help her kingdom, Doflamingo uses his image of a good king as a way to hide his underground operations.]]
operations.
** To Luffy. Both care about their crews to the point of violence when they're attacked. Both have had tragic pasts where they lost a brother. Both are condemned by other people because of their ancestry (Luffy because he's Dragon's son and Doflamingo because he [[spoiler: was once a Celestial Dragon]]).Dragon). Yet their ideologies couldn't be more different: Luffy has been motivated countless times by the dreams others have while Doflamingo dismisses them as delusions. Doflamingo is one of the most cunning enemies in the series while Luffy is an IdiotHero. Luffy will charge into a fight without a second thought while Doflamingo is seen to avoid personally engaging in a fight unless he absolutely has to. [[spoiler:Doflamingo Doflamingo ''murdered'' his brother, while Luffy's gave up his life in order to save him from a ruthless Marine]].Marine. Even their attitudes towards their respective crews have a dark parallel: Doflamingo genuinely cares about his crew, but puts his goals before them and won't hesitate to demand personal sacrifices from them for his sake, including their lives. Luffy, however, is selfless to a point, and would never demand anything meaningful from his crew to forward his goals, such as their dreams, and ''especially'' their lives -- he'd rather die than allow such a thing to happen.
** Though he himself would never admit it, Law is very much alike to former mentor/current ArchEnemy Doflamingo. Both are cunning, charismatic men with a cruelty streak a mile wide and a severe case of misanthropy. However, Law, beneath all his cruelty, has genuine empathy and care for others -- he doesn't hesitate when protecting some of his weaker allies, he shows great benevolence to his crew, and he expresses outright disgust for Caesar after he revealed his experiments on children and his method for keeping them from running away. Compare this to Doflamingo, who only shows fondness for his closest crew mates yet isn't above ordering them to sacrifice themselves for him and his goals, and ''facilitated'' the kidnapping of children for the experiments of the MadScientist on his payroll. [[spoiler:Law Law ultimately lives the sake of another, his goal of stopping Doflamingo ultimately to fulfill the wishes of the man who saved his life. Doflamingo lives for the sake of himself, to wrought his vengeance on the world to get back at those who denied him what he perceives as his "birthright". Thus, Law has no fear of death -- he knows his quest to end Doflamingo's madness may very well end in his demise, but while he does not long for it, he won't hesitate to face it if it means accomplishing his goal. Doflamingo, in turn, is an ImmortalitySeeker who fears his death, to the point that he won't hesitate to send the "family" he supposedly cherishes so much to ''their'' deaths if it means prolonging his life and/or furthering his own goals]].
goals.
** With the rest of his upbringing revealed, he became this to his younger brother - from their [[CainAndAbel nature and personality]] to their mentor and their life choices. [[spoiler:Despite Despite their shared tragedy, Rocinante took after their parents and grew up to be an altruistic, compassionate man. Doflamingo, on the other hand, was deemed to have been born evil, his miseries just served to reinforce the worst traits in him; he never grew out of the bitterness of having been denied his birthright and wanted to destroy the world for it. In their childhood, Rocinante was taken in by Sengoku and became a Marine, while Doflamingo was taken in by the four executives and turned to a life of piracy, growing up with a conviction that his new 'family' fostered that he had the makings to become the Pirate King. In the end, Rocinante abandoned his mission and sacrificed his life for a boy unrelated to him. In contrast, Doflamingo would sacrifice anyone for his goals and all his actions are ultimately for the sake of himself, and the people he keeps calling 'family' are just means to an end]].
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** He has become this for Sanji as well. Both Doffy and Sanji are extremely intelligent, care about their crew, and are very powerful and competent fighters. However, as much as he is flawed, Sanji is very compassionate and will come to anyone's aid (especially women). Doffy treats his crew kindly, but only as convenient tools and slaves that he won't hesitate to throw away when it's convenient. It's even shown with their powers; Sanji's fire-based Haki is dangerous but also heals ([[SupremeChef food, anyone?]]), while the seemingly harmless string (Ito Ito no Mi) is used as [[PeoplePuppets puppet string]] and an instrument of murder. [[spoiler:Both Both Sanji and Doffy are also children of royalty, who lost their mothers at an early age, and had siblings who antagonized them all their lives, except Sanji had the sheer misfortune of growing up in an abusive household that forbids virtues like compassion and kindness, and was constantly beaten and demeaned for showing said virtues. The only difference was that Sanji grew up surrounded by loving and caring people who taught him morals and disciplined him when neccesary, allowing him to grow up with a strong moral compass; while Doffy's "caretakers" (his executives) only followed him around because of his Conquerer's Haki and enabled his bratty behavior and god complex, believing he was destined for greatness, until both traits grew to horrifically monstrous proportions.]]
proportions.
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:When When it comes down to it, all of his horrible actions are just him trying to get back at the World Nobles simply because they refused to give him his title back after he killed his father and presented his head to them]].
them.
* EvilLaugh: "Fuffuffuffuffu." "



* EvilPowerVacuum: [[spoiler: Claims that with his defeat there will be a power struggle for control over the New World between the pirates, Marines, and Revolutionary Army. Time will tell if he's right.]]

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* EvilPowerVacuum: [[spoiler: Claims that with his defeat there will be a power struggle for control over the New World between the pirates, Marines, and Revolutionary Army. Time will tell if he's right.]]



* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Averted. Pre-time skip, no one had any idea why or how Doflamingo could manipulate people to his whims. In the Dressosa Arc, Law had intel on his Devil Fruit abilities previously being a part of his crew. Although, Doffy did reveal [[spoiler:Devil Fruits could affect their surroundings with experience called "Awakening", but didn't really go into detail.]]
* AFatherToHisMen: You'd never expect it from the guy, but he treats every member of his crew with love and respect, from silently weeping and driven to a berserk rage over [[spoiler:Monet's sacrifice]], to thanking Vergo for his hard work before his (presumed) death, and forgiving Baby 5 and Buffalo when [[spoiler:he finds their [[ItMakesSenseInContext still-alive decapitated heads]] alone on a life boat]]. He even has shown forgiveness towards [[spoiler:Law]] to an extent, willing to take him back despite his betrayal. Turns out there's a reason for it. [[spoiler: His mom died when he was eight and he killed his father at age 10, then he gained 4 followers not long after and he went on to assemble other ones that then became the Donquixote Pirates. So the crew are like a family to him]].

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* ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Averted. Pre-time skip, no one had any idea why or how Doflamingo could manipulate people to his whims. In the Dressosa Arc, Law had intel on his Devil Fruit abilities previously being a part of his crew. Although, Doffy did reveal [[spoiler:Devil Devil Fruits could affect their surroundings with experience called "Awakening", but didn't really go into detail.]]
detail.
* AFatherToHisMen: You'd never expect it from the guy, but he treats every member of his crew with love and respect, from silently weeping and driven to a berserk rage over [[spoiler:Monet's sacrifice]], Monet's sacrifice, to thanking Vergo for his hard work before his (presumed) death, and forgiving Baby 5 and Buffalo when [[spoiler:he he finds their [[ItMakesSenseInContext still-alive decapitated heads]] heads alone on a life boat]]. He even has shown forgiveness towards [[spoiler:Law]] Law to an extent, willing to take him back despite his betrayal. Turns out there's a reason for it. [[spoiler: His mom died when he was eight and he killed his father at age 10, then he gained 4 followers not long after and he went on to assemble other ones that then became the Donquixote Pirates. So the crew are like a family to him]].him.



*** Though previously Law used Jora as hostage knowing that Doflamingo wouldn´t attack the Sunny where Caesar, a man he needed in order not to infuriate Kaido, was. Unfortunately it's hinted that Jora knows that affection is short-lived and Doflamingo would go through any lengths if pushed enough (and that Law may be waiting exactly for that reaction); she promptly runs away.

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*** Though previously Law used Jora as hostage knowing that Doflamingo wouldn´t attack the Sunny where Caesar, a man he needed in order not to infuriate Kaido, was. Unfortunately it's hinted that Jora knows that affection is short-lived and Doflamingo would go through any lengths if pushed enough (and that Law may be waiting exactly for that reaction); she promptly runs away.



** [[spoiler:Both came from wealthy backgrounds, with Doffy being a former World Noble and Sanji being the third son of the Vinsmoke family, a royal family of Underworld assassins and commanders of Germa 66 whose power and affluence are almost on par with the World Nobles.]]
** [[spoiler:Both left their cushy lifestyles at a young age. Sanji did it willingly because his relatives are criminal assassins and because said relatives (save for [[TokenGoodTeammate his older sister Reiju]] and his [[MissingMom deceased mother]]) were abusive assholes. Meanwhile, Doffy had to discard his title as a World Noble because his father wanted him to learn how to live among the commoners their neighbors so often mistreated, which Doffy never quite got over even as an adult and has been trying to be accepted back into Mariejois ever since]].

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** [[spoiler:Both Both came from wealthy backgrounds, with Doffy being a former World Noble and Sanji being the third son of the Vinsmoke family, a royal family of Underworld assassins and commanders of Germa 66 whose power and affluence are almost on par with the World Nobles.]]
Nobles.
** [[spoiler:Both Both left their cushy lifestyles at a young age. Sanji did it willingly because his relatives are criminal assassins and because said relatives (save for [[TokenGoodTeammate his older sister Reiju]] Reiju and his [[MissingMom deceased mother]]) were abusive assholes. Meanwhile, Doffy had to discard his title as a World Noble because his father wanted him to learn how to live among the commoners their neighbors so often mistreated, which Doffy never quite got over even as an adult and has been trying to be accepted back into Mariejois ever since]].



** [[spoiler:Both Sanji and Doffy hate their fathers, but Sanji has a legitimate reason because Vinsmoke Judge is a brutish man and abusive parent who believes in MightMakesRight and conquered the North Blue just to demonstrate his family's strength and power. Meanwhile, Doffy's father was kind and well-meaning, but his idea of making his family leave the World Nobles to live among the commoners made Doffy lash out like a brat who was denied his allowance and kill him (though it's implied the death of Doffy's mother, as well as his father's naivete, provided motivation as well)]].
** [[spoiler:Both have [[CainAndAbel antagonistic relationships with their siblings]]. Sanji's older and younger fraternal quadruplet brothers are assholes who bullied him for being a weak waste of space. Doffy's brother Rocinante opposed him because he believed his sibling was "evil to the core"]].
** [[spoiler:Both had affectionate relationships with their mothers, who died of illness when they were both young. Both incidents were the turning points in Sanji and Doffy's lives; Vinsmoke Sora had secretly pulled a HeroicSacrifice to protect Sanji and his quadruplet brothers from becoming their father's weapons, dying in the process and allowing Sanji to "live" like a normal child. The death of Doffy's mother, however, drove him to "death", specifically, the murder of his father; it's implied he killed his father because if he hadn't moved the family out of Mariejois, his mother's illness would have been cured by the World Nobles' advanced medicine.]]

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** [[spoiler:Both Both Sanji and Doffy hate their fathers, but Sanji has a legitimate reason because Vinsmoke Judge is a brutish man and abusive parent who believes in MightMakesRight and conquered the North Blue just to demonstrate his family's strength and power. Meanwhile, Doffy's father was kind and well-meaning, but his idea of making his family leave the World Nobles to live among the commoners made Doffy lash out like a brat who was denied his allowance and kill him (though it's implied the death of Doffy's mother, as well as his father's naivete, provided motivation as well)]].
well).
** [[spoiler:Both Both have [[CainAndAbel antagonistic relationships with their siblings]].siblings. Sanji's older and younger fraternal quadruplet brothers are assholes who bullied him for being a weak waste of space. Doffy's brother Rocinante opposed him because he believed his sibling was "evil to the core"]].
** [[spoiler:Both Both had affectionate relationships with their mothers, who died of illness when they were both young. Both incidents were the turning points in Sanji and Doffy's lives; Vinsmoke Sora had secretly pulled a HeroicSacrifice to protect Sanji and his quadruplet brothers from becoming their father's weapons, dying in the process and allowing Sanji to "live" like a normal child. The death of Doffy's mother, however, drove him to "death", specifically, the murder of his father; it's implied he killed his father because if he hadn't moved the family out of Mariejois, his mother's illness would have been cured by the World Nobles' advanced medicine.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: During his AssassinOutclassin moment with Baby 5, he nonchalantly uses his powers to force Baby 5 to point her Devil Fruit-produced shotgun at herself. [[spoiler:This is exactly what she does during her fight with Sai in the Dressrosa arc, after Sai tells her to die (as an insult).]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During his AssassinOutclassin moment with Baby 5, he nonchalantly uses his powers to force Baby 5 to point her Devil Fruit-produced shotgun at herself. [[spoiler:This This is exactly what she does during her fight with Sai in the Dressrosa arc, after Sai tells her to die (as an insult).]]



* FourEyesZeroSoul: He has yet to remove his sunglasses (except once in flashback, and we still don't see his eyes), but is definitely the most amoral of the Warlords, especially with Moria, Crocodile and Blackbeard who were very malevolent people. [[spoiler: And being an epic scumbag seems to be par for the course for the Celestial Dragons...]]
* FreudianExcuse: Zigzagged. He claims to have had the most unfortunate life imaginable and that claim has a decent amount of substance to it. [[spoiler:He and his family were World Nobles who tried to live as ordinary humans rather than gods and were hunted like animals by those who had been wronged by other World Nobles. Doflamingo had to eat out of trash cans, his mother died from disease related to them living in a dump and when they're finally caught, he, his father and brother were crucified and tortured with the express purpose of keeping them alive to prolong their suffering. However, a big reason all that happened was Doflamingo acting like a SpoiledBrat, such as demanding people kneel before him because he's a World Noble, which outed his family and former World Nobles. That could possibly be attributed to his upbringing as a being superior to mere humans, except his brother Rocinante had the same upbringing and remained a grounded and emphatic individual. Rocinante himself was of the opinion Doflamingo was just born evil.]]

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: He has yet to remove his sunglasses (except once in flashback, and we still don't see his eyes), but is definitely the most amoral of the Warlords, especially with Moria, Crocodile and Blackbeard who were very malevolent people. [[spoiler: And being an epic scumbag seems to be par for the course for the Celestial Dragons...]]
Dragons...
* FreudianExcuse: Zigzagged. He claims to have had the most unfortunate life imaginable and that claim has a decent amount of substance to it. [[spoiler:He He and his family were World Nobles who tried to live as ordinary humans rather than gods and were hunted like animals by those who had been wronged by other World Nobles. Doflamingo had to eat out of trash cans, his mother died from disease related to them living in a dump and when they're finally caught, he, his father and brother were crucified and tortured with the express purpose of keeping them alive to prolong their suffering. However, a big reason all that happened was Doflamingo acting like a SpoiledBrat, such as demanding people kneel before him because he's a World Noble, which outed his family and former World Nobles. That could possibly be attributed to his upbringing as a being superior to mere humans, except his brother Rocinante had the same upbringing and remained a grounded and emphatic individual. Rocinante himself was of the opinion Doflamingo was just born evil.]]



* GracefulLoser: [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted.]] [[spoiler: After being taken into custody he acts every bit like the SoreLoser you would expect but after Tsuru delivers a ShutUpHannibal speech he concedes that things were probably inevitable and takes comfort in the fact that with all the powerful people in the world, the Tenryubito are likely to be thrown from their seat of power. In the end, he simply asked for daily newspapers.]]
* HealThyself[=/=]SelfSurgery: He can use his string powers to [[spoiler:stitch back his own ruptured organs.]]
* HiddenDepths: He was [[{{Understatement}} rather upset]] when [[spoiler:Monet didn't answer after being given a fatal wound by Caesar]], and is grateful to [[spoiler:Vergo for sacrificing himself, and even acknowledged how Vergo had been at his side longer than any other, thanking him for all the years of loyal service]]. And the fact that [[spoiler:he went alone to check Punk Hazard out says]] a lot. Not something you'd expect from the most amoral of the Warlords.
** [[spoiler:Going by Monet's last thoughts, there is something far more to him than we think. For one, her thoughts suggest that he, a man who plans to spearhead a movement against an era driven by dreams, aspires to be the ''Pirate King''.]]
** [[spoiler: Chapter 763 presents the reason why he's a World Noble but isn't living like a GodKing in Mariejois... and it was worse than imagined, to the point that he continued to have nightmares about it until adulthood.]]

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* GracefulLoser: [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted.]] [[spoiler: After being taken into custody he acts every bit like the SoreLoser you would expect but after Tsuru delivers a ShutUpHannibal speech he concedes that things were probably inevitable and takes comfort in the fact that with all the powerful people in the world, the Tenryubito are likely to be thrown from their seat of power. In the end, he simply asked for daily newspapers.]]
newspapers.
* HealThyself[=/=]SelfSurgery: He can use his string powers to [[spoiler:stitch stitch back his own ruptured organs.]]
organs.
* HiddenDepths: He was [[{{Understatement}} rather upset]] when [[spoiler:Monet Monet didn't answer after being given a fatal wound by Caesar]], Caesar, and is grateful to [[spoiler:Vergo Vergo for sacrificing himself, and even acknowledged how Vergo had been at his side longer than any other, thanking him for all the years of loyal service]]. service. And the fact that [[spoiler:he he went alone to check Punk Hazard out says]] says a lot. Not something you'd expect from the most amoral of the Warlords.
Warlords.
** [[spoiler:Going Going by Monet's last thoughts, there is something far more to him than we think. For one, her thoughts suggest that he, a man who plans to spearhead a movement against an era driven by dreams, aspires to be the ''Pirate King''.]]
King''.
** [[spoiler: Chapter 763 presents the reason why he's a World Noble but isn't living like a GodKing in Mariejois... and it was worse than imagined, to the point that he continued to have nightmares about it until adulthood.]]



* HumansAreBastards: He claims that all humans, however proper and respectable they may be, deep down crave for blood and death of others. This viewpoint was probably the result of his past; [[spoiler: when the surrounding people found out about his family, they went on an insane witch-hunt of a rampage.]] After seeing the worst of humanity from common people, hearing about the atrocities of the World Nobles and [[spoiler:them refusing to help his family]], no wonder he has this view.
* TheHyena:

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* HumansAreBastards: He claims that all humans, however proper and respectable they may be, deep down crave for blood and death of others. This viewpoint was probably the result of his past; [[spoiler: when the surrounding people found out about his family, they went on an insane witch-hunt of a rampage.]] rampage. After seeing the worst of humanity from common people, hearing about the atrocities of the World Nobles and [[spoiler:them them refusing to help his family]], family, no wonder he has this view.
* TheHyena: TheHyena:



* HypocriticalHumor: When witnessing Luffy [[spoiler:activate Gear Fourth]], he starts chuckling and sarcastically asks Luffy "what can rubber do?" Reminder: Doflamingo is a "String Human". He's not in a position to be [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway mocking seemingly useless powers]], and it's surprising [[UnderestimatingBadassery that he was so condescending to Luffy when he assumed that form]], [[SwissArmySuperpower given how deadly Doflamingo is in the application of his own powers]].
* IllKillYou: While a group of angry people were [[spoiler:holding him, his brother, and their father tied up and his father begged the mob to spare the lives of his children,]] Doffy screamed out he would kill every single one of them. The furious mob was actually taken back by this.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Doflamingo's obsession with keeping himself alive above everything else [[spoiler:led to his obsession with the Op-Op Fruit, whose user can grant eternal youth at the cost of their own life]].

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* HypocriticalHumor: When witnessing Luffy [[spoiler:activate activate Gear Fourth]], Fourth, he starts chuckling and sarcastically asks Luffy "what can rubber do?" Reminder: Doflamingo is a "String Human". He's not in a position to be [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway mocking seemingly useless powers]], and it's surprising [[UnderestimatingBadassery that he was so condescending to Luffy when he assumed that form]], [[SwissArmySuperpower given how deadly Doflamingo is in the application of his own powers]].
* IllKillYou: While a group of angry people were [[spoiler:holding holding him, his brother, and their father tied up and his father begged the mob to spare the lives of his children,]] children, Doffy screamed out he would kill every single one of them. The furious mob was actually taken back by this.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Doflamingo's obsession with keeping himself alive above everything else [[spoiler:led led to his obsession with the Op-Op Fruit, whose user can grant eternal youth at the cost of their own life]].life.



* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: He took over Dressrosa over the span of a single night. Ten years later, another pirate ends his rule over the span of a single day.]]

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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: He took over Dressrosa over the span of a single night. Ten years later, another pirate ends his rule over the span of a single day.]]



* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:The World Nobles won't give ME back MY title because of my father leaving it all behind? WELL IF I CAN'T HAVE IT, THEN SCREW THEIR WORLD!]]
** [[spoiler:Even though his past was genuinely tragic, it was no excuse for his actions. Look no further than his brother Rocinante, who went through exactly the same things he did and turned out to be one of the most kindhearted characters in the series. At the core of the matter, Doflamingo only thinks about himself, resulting in a genuine LackOfEmpathy. Thus he shows no sympathy for the plights that Luffy and Law went through (one of which he knows quite well), and outright ''shouts'' at them that ''their'' tragedies do not compare to ''his''.]]
** He genuinely cares about his gang, whom he calls his family, but even then he puts himself and his goal above them and would not hesitate to demand their sacrifices for his sake. To his credit, ''many'' of them would do it willingly, like Vergo and Monet. [[spoiler:In Law's flashback, we found out that this attitude also extended to his only remaining relative by blood - his younger brother Rocinante, as Doflamingo wanted Rocinante to consume the Ope-Ope fruit and die to give him immortality (though it's unknown how Doflamingo's emerging suspicion of Rocinante ratting out his family to the Marines factored in this scheme). In keeping with this extreme selfishness and egoism, once he knew Law had eaten the fruit, Doflamingo immediately demanded to retrieve the boy, so that he could "educate him the importance of dying for [Doflamingo]". He would likely have gone through with it too, had Rocinante not pulled a HeroicSacrifice to ensure Law could get away from him.]]
** Law eventually calls bullcrap on Doflamingo's definition of "family", claiming that Doflamingo only calls them family when they're convenient to him. And Law might have a point - chapter 782 reveals that [[spoiler:the Donquixote Family started when the four who'd later become his chief executives noticed Doflamingo's charisma and will to survive, particularly the Conqueror's Haki, and did anything for him, as they appointed him their leader, believing he will become the Pirate King. Given the way his 'family' was founded on, and how his upbringing from that point on has essentially aimed to reinforce his already unhealthy mindset, it's no wonder that Doflamingo's ego and selfishness grew to that size. Law goes further and calls Trebol's reasons for following Doflamingo and their "family" to be delusional and pathetic; while Trebol may consider Doflamingo and the executives to be "equals", Law says that Doflamingo just considers them to be stupid, willing puppets who does what he wants.]] The above point also contributes to Law's argument.
* ItsPersonal: Law's entire business with him originates from [[spoiler:Doflamingo's murder of Law's benefactor and Doflamingo's younger brother Corazon 13 years ago]]. And Doflamingo himself has a MAJOR beef with [[spoiler:the World Nobles who're the reason for who he is now.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: One of the biggest pricks in the entire series. He's cruel, petty, completely untrustworthy, has a major disregard for the lives of others, and completely refuses to accept responsibility for his actions or accept that they're beyond the pale, instead choosing to blame everything on one party ([[spoiler:the World Nobles]]). His unwavering loyalty to and protectiveness towards his Executive Officers (unless you're Bellamy) is about the only decent quality that he has. [[spoiler:Even this decency goes out the window when Law correctly assumes that Doflamingo only cares about himself, since his own life takes priority above all else. As much as he hates the World Nobles, he embodies their worst traits down to the letter.]]
** One of his ultimate awakened attacks, "God Thread", which involves 16 powerful "holy bullets" that he sends flying at his opponent, is a cruel [[CallBack homage]] to one of the lynchers who tortured Doflamingo while screaming how his sons were shot ''sixteen'' times for merely walking across a Tenryuubito's path.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:The The World Nobles won't give ME back MY title because of my father leaving it all behind? WELL IF I CAN'T HAVE IT, THEN SCREW THEIR WORLD!]]
WORLD!
** [[spoiler:Even Even though his past was genuinely tragic, it was no excuse for his actions. Look no further than his brother Rocinante, who went through exactly the same things he did and turned out to be one of the most kindhearted characters in the series. At the core of the matter, Doflamingo only thinks about himself, resulting in a genuine LackOfEmpathy. Thus he shows no sympathy for the plights that Luffy and Law went through (one of which he knows quite well), and outright ''shouts'' at them that ''their'' tragedies do not compare to ''his''.]]
''his''.
** He genuinely cares about his gang, whom he calls his family, but even then he puts himself and his goal above them and would not hesitate to demand their sacrifices for his sake. To his credit, ''many'' of them would do it willingly, like Vergo and Monet. [[spoiler:In In Law's flashback, we found out that this attitude also extended to his only remaining relative by blood - his younger brother Rocinante, as Doflamingo wanted Rocinante to consume the Ope-Ope fruit and die to give him immortality (though it's unknown how Doflamingo's emerging suspicion of Rocinante ratting out his family to the Marines factored in this scheme). In keeping with this extreme selfishness and egoism, once he knew Law had eaten the fruit, Doflamingo immediately demanded to retrieve the boy, so that he could "educate him the importance of dying for [Doflamingo]". He would likely have gone through with it too, had Rocinante not pulled a HeroicSacrifice to ensure Law could get away from him.]]
him.
** Law eventually calls bullcrap on Doflamingo's definition of "family", claiming that Doflamingo only calls them family when they're convenient to him. And Law might have a point - chapter 782 reveals that [[spoiler:the the Donquixote Family started when the four who'd later become his chief executives noticed Doflamingo's charisma and will to survive, particularly the Conqueror's Haki, and did anything for him, as they appointed him their leader, believing he will become the Pirate King. Given the way his 'family' was founded on, and how his upbringing from that point on has essentially aimed to reinforce his already unhealthy mindset, it's no wonder that Doflamingo's ego and selfishness grew to that size. Law goes further and calls Trebol's reasons for following Doflamingo and their "family" to be delusional and pathetic; while Trebol may consider Doflamingo and the executives to be "equals", Law says that Doflamingo just considers them to be stupid, willing puppets who does what he wants.]] The above point also contributes to Law's argument.
* ItsPersonal: Law's entire business with him originates from [[spoiler:Doflamingo's Doflamingo's murder of Law's benefactor and Doflamingo's younger brother Corazon 13 years ago]]. ago. And Doflamingo himself has a MAJOR beef with [[spoiler:the the World Nobles who're the reason for who he is now.]]
now.
* {{Jerkass}}: One of the biggest pricks in the entire series. He's cruel, petty, completely untrustworthy, has a major disregard for the lives of others, and completely refuses to accept responsibility for his actions or accept that they're beyond the pale, instead choosing to blame everything on one party ([[spoiler:the (the World Nobles]]).Nobles). His unwavering loyalty to and protectiveness towards his Executive Officers (unless you're Bellamy) is about the only decent quality that he has. [[spoiler:Even Even this decency goes out the window when Law correctly assumes that Doflamingo only cares about himself, since his own life takes priority above all else. As much as he hates the World Nobles, he embodies their worst traits down to the letter.]]
letter.
** One of his ultimate awakened attacks, "God Thread", which involves 16 powerful "holy bullets" that he sends flying at his opponent, is a cruel [[CallBack homage]] to one of the lynchers who tortured Doflamingo while screaming how his sons were shot ''sixteen'' times for merely walking across a Tenryuubito's path.



** Forcing [[spoiler:King Riku to gather all the money of his kingdom, only to have be used a literal puppet to slaughter his own citizens.]]
** Forcing Bellamy to kill Luffy to regain his favor (after Bellamy and Luffy had developed a great deal of mutual respect for one another), beating the shit out of him, [[spoiler:insulting him to piss off Luffy, and then using him as a human shield when Luffy flies into a rage]].

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** Forcing [[spoiler:King King Riku to gather all the money of his kingdom, only to have be used a literal puppet to slaughter his own citizens.]]
citizens.
** Forcing Bellamy to kill Luffy to regain his favor (after Bellamy and Luffy had developed a great deal of mutual respect for one another), beating the shit out of him, [[spoiler:insulting insulting him to piss off Luffy, and then using him as a human shield when Luffy flies into a rage]].rage.



** Generally, most of what he says or does to Law is a practice in Kicking The Dog. [[spoiler: Choosing to shoot Law specifically with ''lead'' bullets was a cruel reference to the Amber Lead Syndrome he had as a boy, for example. Also, seeing as how it was already a CurbstompBattle, ripping Law's arm off was also largely unnecessary and savage.[[note]]That particular action of his, ripping Law's arm off, [[TheDogBitesBack later bit him in the ass]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard when Law used Room to manipulate said arm to]] slice Trebol through his stomach.[[/note]]]]

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** Generally, most of what he says or does to Law is a practice in Kicking The Dog. [[spoiler: Choosing to shoot Law specifically with ''lead'' bullets was a cruel reference to the Amber Lead Syndrome he had as a boy, for example. Also, seeing as how it was already a CurbstompBattle, ripping Law's arm off was also largely unnecessary and savage.[[note]]That [[noteThat particular action of his, ripping Law's arm off, [[TheDogBitesBack later bit him in the ass]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard when Law used Room to manipulate said arm to]] slice Trebol through his stomach.[[/note]]]]



** When Viola attacks him to buy time [[spoiler:for Luffy's recovery]], he easily overpowers her even in his weakened state. Rather than finish her off himself, he takes control of Rebecca so that ''she'' will be the one to cut down Viola.
** Something more personal to himself, the setup name for his final attack "16 Sacred Bullets of the Assassin, God Thread" is a mocking reference to a man who was part of the mob that tortured him claiming his sons were shot dead 16 times by [[spoiler:Celestial Dragons. Another glimpse to how badly Doffy still wished he could be a Celestial Dragon.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Was apparently responsible for the death of X Drake's father, who had become a notoriously brutal and cruel pirate who was apparently just as awful to his own son as he was to his victims. It's telling that Drake bears absolutely no grudge against him for it.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: He is a significantly more serious threat than the Straw Hats have faced before [[spoiler: especially being a former World Noble]].
* KnowledgeBroker: [[spoiler:Part of his third occupation as the underworld figure "Joker".]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:Gives up on killing Smoker after Aokiji makes it clear he won't let that happen. He did ''try'' once, but Aokiji froze him, although it had no apparent affect on him. He probably could have done okay in a fight against him, but he went to Punk Hazard to clean up a mess, kill some people who knew too much, and retrieve a valuable employee, NOT fight an ex-Admiral, and he knew right away that there was no way around Aokiji after he showed up to the party.]]

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** When Viola attacks him to buy time [[spoiler:for for Luffy's recovery]], recovery, he easily overpowers her even in his weakened state. Rather than finish her off himself, he takes control of Rebecca so that ''she'' will be the one to cut down Viola.
** Something more personal to himself, the setup name for his final attack "16 Sacred Bullets of the Assassin, God Thread" is a mocking reference to a man who was part of the mob that tortured him claiming his sons were shot dead 16 times by [[spoiler:Celestial Celestial Dragons. Another glimpse to how badly Doffy still wished he could be a Celestial Dragon.]]
Dragon.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:Was Was apparently responsible for the death of X Drake's father, who had become a notoriously brutal and cruel pirate who was apparently just as awful to his own son as he was to his victims. It's telling that Drake bears absolutely no grudge against him for it.]]
it.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is a significantly more serious threat than the Straw Hats have faced before [[spoiler: especially being a former World Noble]].
Noble.
* KnowledgeBroker: [[spoiler:Part Part of his third occupation as the underworld figure "Joker".]]
"Joker".
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:Gives Gives up on killing Smoker after Aokiji makes it clear he won't let that happen. He did ''try'' once, but Aokiji froze him, although it had no apparent affect on him. He probably could have done okay in a fight against him, but he went to Punk Hazard to clean up a mess, kill some people who knew too much, and retrieve a valuable employee, NOT fight an ex-Admiral, and he knew right away that there was no way around Aokiji after he showed up to the party.]]



* LargeHam: He's actually been slightly mellower since the Timeskip, but make no mistake - Donquixote Doflamingo ''loves'' to ham it up. Especially when he's happy and excited about something (like during the Whitebeard War or when he [[spoiler: starts getting the upper hand in his fight with Luffy and Law]].
** [[spoiler: He goes on another Whitebeard War-esque rant about the New Age while being transferred to prison]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: All his wrongdoings come back to bite him in the ass later. [[spoiler:He murders his loving (if misguided) father for making them leave Mariejois for the commoner life (which, admittedly, went to hell). His brother comes to hate him for it, joins the marines, and then infiltrates his crew with the intention of bringing him down. He eventually succeeds in keeping the Op-Op Fruit out of his hands, preventing Doffy from being given the immortality he so desperately craves. Doflamingo promptly murders him, causing Trafalgar Law to swear revenge and spend the next thirteen years plotting it. All of it culminates in the Dressrosa arc, where over the course of a single day, the Straw Hats and Law manage to cause the criminal empire he's built over the course of his entire lifetime to fall apart in the most spectacular fashion possible, finally shattering his grip over a kingdom he's been ruling for over 10 years]].

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* LargeHam: He's actually been slightly mellower since the Timeskip, but make no mistake - Donquixote Doflamingo ''loves'' to ham it up. Especially when he's happy and excited about something (like during the Whitebeard War or when he [[spoiler: starts getting the upper hand in his fight with Luffy and Law]].
Law.
** [[spoiler: He goes on another Whitebeard War-esque rant about the New Age while being transferred to prison]].
prison.
* LaserGuidedKarma: All his wrongdoings come back to bite him in the ass later. [[spoiler:He He murders his loving (if misguided) father for making them leave Mariejois for the commoner life (which, admittedly, went to hell). His brother comes to hate him for it, joins the marines, and then infiltrates his crew with the intention of bringing him down. He eventually succeeds in keeping the Op-Op Fruit out of his hands, preventing Doffy from being given the immortality he so desperately craves. Doflamingo promptly murders him, causing Trafalgar Law to swear revenge and spend the next thirteen years plotting it. All of it culminates in the Dressrosa arc, where over the course of a single day, the Straw Hats and Law manage to cause the criminal empire he's built over the course of his entire lifetime to fall apart in the most spectacular fashion possible, finally shattering his grip over a kingdom he's been ruling for over 10 years]].years.



* LaughingMad: His anger at how things ended up is replaced with voracious laughter as he rants and raves [[spoiler:in his cellar in a ship on the way to Impel Down.]]

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* LaughingMad: His anger at how things ended up is replaced with voracious laughter as he rants and raves [[spoiler:in in his cellar in a ship on the way to Impel Down.]]



* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler:With his plans for Dressrosa falling apart, Doflamingo goes to his backup plan: exterminating the entire island.]]
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Ran one for the World Nobles for a time. [[spoiler: It was a huge slave ring centered around selling slaves to the Nobles, so they would ignore almost everything else he did. Such as sell weapons to pirates on the side.]]
* LightningBruiser: Fast as hell, hits like an out-of-control dump truck, and can shrug off just about anything.

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* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler:With With his plans for Dressrosa falling apart, Doflamingo goes to his backup plan: exterminating the entire island.]]
island.
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Ran one for the World Nobles for a time. [[spoiler: It was a huge slave ring centered around selling slaves to the Nobles, so they would ignore almost everything else he did. Such as sell weapons to pirates on the side.]]
side.
* LightningBruiser: Fast as hell, hits like an out-of-control dump truck, and can shrug off just about anything.



** He's clearly learned a lot from this experience, since after [[spoiler:murdering his father at the age of 10]] and returning to Mariejois, he somehow stumbled upon the National Treasure of Mariejois and learned its secret, arousing the fears and wrath of the Celestial Dragons. He kept the secret for decades, and managed to exploit the World Government and get a Warlord position of it, in exchange for keeping his lips sealed about what it is to the world.
* MadeOfIron: His durability is rather astounding. He casually shrugs off being frozen by Kuzan and an assassination attempt by Baby 5, and earlier he also left the Marineford War unscathed. [[spoiler:Even as a child, when he was hanged and tortured with his brother and father, he declared that he'll survive and then he'll kill all of his torturers one by one.]]
** His fight lasts for around 30-40 chapters (instead of the usual 20s for the other {{Big Bad}}s) partly because of this. He only starts getting what could be his first real deep hit on-screen with Luffy's Gum Gum Red Hawk move, and then he keeps standing; he also calls Luffy's subsequent Gear 2nd and 3rd attacks as "weak". Even when [[spoiler:Law uses his Gamma Knife to cut his insides, he can patch it up with his powers (Though the anime add scenes that imply that the damage really was severe and he had to divert focus to fighting Luffy and keeping his injuries in check. So it's very likely he was weakened by the time Luffy took over). It's only when Luffy goes Gear 4th that his "toughness" starts to break, and it ends with his defeat.]] The only character who's taken more punishment on-screen was ''[[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]]'', who by comparison took an extreme case of RasputinianDeath to finally put down.
* MagneticHero: Rather, Magnetic Villain. Doflamingo is noted to be exceptionally charismatic. [[spoiler:Indeed, the (modern) Donquixote Family had its beginnings when four men were astonished by his willpower and drawn to him and decided to follow him in spite of his youth, certain that he would eventually conquer the seas]].
* ManBehindTheMan: Behind Caesar and Vergo. And [[spoiler:Kaido]] is the man behind him.

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** He's clearly learned a lot from this experience, since after [[spoiler:murdering murdering his father at the age of 10]] 10 and returning to Mariejois, he somehow stumbled upon the National Treasure of Mariejois and learned its secret, arousing the fears and wrath of the Celestial Dragons. He kept the secret for decades, and managed to exploit the World Government and get a Warlord position of it, in exchange for keeping his lips sealed about what it is to the world.
* MadeOfIron: His durability is rather astounding. He casually shrugs off being frozen by Kuzan and an assassination attempt by Baby 5, and earlier he also left the Marineford War unscathed. [[spoiler:Even Even as a child, when he was hanged and tortured with his brother and father, he declared that he'll survive and then he'll kill all of his torturers one by one.]]
one.
** His fight lasts for around 30-40 chapters (instead of the usual 20s for the other {{Big Bad}}s) partly because of this. He only starts getting what could be his first real deep hit on-screen with Luffy's Gum Gum Red Hawk move, and then he keeps standing; he also calls Luffy's subsequent Gear 2nd and 3rd attacks as "weak". Even when [[spoiler:Law Law uses his Gamma Knife to cut his insides, he can patch it up with his powers (Though the anime add scenes that imply that the damage really was severe and he had to divert focus to fighting Luffy and keeping his injuries in check. So it's very likely he was weakened by the time Luffy took over). It's only when Luffy goes Gear 4th that his "toughness" starts to break, and it ends with his defeat.]] The only character who's taken more punishment on-screen was ''[[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]]'', who by comparison took an extreme case of RasputinianDeath to finally put down.
* MagneticHero: Rather, Magnetic Villain. Doflamingo is noted to be exceptionally charismatic. [[spoiler:Indeed, Indeed, the (modern) Donquixote Family had its beginnings when four men were astonished by his willpower and drawn to him and decided to follow him in spite of his youth, certain that he would eventually conquer the seas]].
seas.
* ManBehindTheMan: Behind Caesar and Vergo. And [[spoiler:Kaido]] Kaido is the man behind him.



** Organizes a tournament with the prize being [[spoiler:Ace's devil fruit]] so he could distract Luffy from his mission at Dressrosa.

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** Organizes a tournament with the prize being [[spoiler:Ace's Ace's devil fruit]] fruit so he could distract Luffy from his mission at Dressrosa.



** His prior history of raiding ships with tributes to the Celestial Dragons from the nations of the world [[spoiler:and his own former status as a Celestial Dragon himself]] could be another reason for his epithet. Literally taking the world's treasures and preventing "godlike" nobles living separately from the world in the "Holy Land", from having them.
** The "Heavenly Demon" itself may also be meaningful [[spoiler:as since he's an ex-World Noble who are considered "Heavenly" and the fact he turned to piracy (hence "Demon"), he's considered a figurative FallenAngel.]]

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** His prior history of raiding ships with tributes to the Celestial Dragons from the nations of the world [[spoiler:and and his own former status as a Celestial Dragon himself]] himself could be another reason for his epithet. Literally taking the world's treasures and preventing "godlike" nobles living separately from the world in the "Holy Land", from having them.
** The "Heavenly Demon" itself may also be meaningful [[spoiler:as as since he's an ex-World Noble who are considered "Heavenly" and the fact he turned to piracy (hence "Demon"), he's considered a figurative FallenAngel.]]



* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Doffy's mother died from an illness, the result of living in extreme poverty, when he was only 8. Part of the reason why he murdered his father is his mother would've been cured by highly advanced medicine that would be available to the World Nobles, had they stayed being a part of them.]]
* MoralMyopia:
** He treats his own crewmates like family and gets angered if something serious should happen to befall them. Yet has no qualms with tearing apart other peoples' families [[spoiler:such as the Riku Family, who had ''given into his demands'' without any resistance whatsoever when he first arrived at Dressrosa]] for kicks and giggles.
** He was pissed about all the crap Luffy and the Straw Hats, and Law, put him through, ruining his control over the country and trying to mess up his business partnership with Kaido. Never for a second does it occur to him about [[spoiler:what he's done to his own country for 10 years, including enslaving people, tearing families apart, removing the royal family from their position of power, having them hated and feared, and hunted down, with them either being killed, or again enslaved; and indirectly having dozens of children taken from their homes and experimented on for his own shady business deals]].
** [[spoiler: Despite having been on the end of horrible treatment when he was younger, he decides to do even worse actions as an adult that make what the mob did to him and his family seem like child's play.]]
** Played with as far as his crew mates go. If you're part of his inner circle, you are family to him and there is absolutely no length that he won't go to for you. On the other hand, if you're lower on the totem pole, he'll act like you're family to him until you displease him, in which case he's every bit as abusive and hazardous to life and limb as someone like Kuro or Crocodile. [[spoiler:Law calls out Doflamingo's and Trebol's idea of a "family", as even the Executives aren't immune to being sacrificed if it means furthering his plans.]]
* MoralityPet: The top executives and officers of the Donquixote gang - barring traitors, that is. [[spoiler:His brother Rocinante was supposed to be one for him, being his sole remaining family member by blood. However, even Roci recognized how evil his brother was and attempted to keep his "madness" at bay, to the point of lying and deceiving him of his mutism, his devil fruit (which Doffy had no idea he had), and his association with the Marines. Doflamingo outright murdered him once he found out Rocinante was a traitor and foiled his entire plan to get the Ope-Ope fruit.]]
* MotiveRant: After he and Trebol beat Luffy and Law, he lets off a particularly large one. [[spoiler:He's basically lashing out at the world at large because his right as a World Noble was made void after the rest of them called his family "traitors", following his father choosing to be a commoner]].

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* MissingMom: [[spoiler:Doffy's Doffy's mother died from an illness, the result of living in extreme poverty, when he was only 8. Part of the reason why he murdered his father is his mother would've been cured by highly advanced medicine that would be available to the World Nobles, had they stayed being a part of them.]]
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* MoralMyopia:
MoralMyopia:
** He treats his own crewmates like family and gets angered if something serious should happen to befall them. Yet has no qualms with tearing apart other peoples' families [[spoiler:such such as the Riku Family, who had ''given into his demands'' without any resistance whatsoever when he first arrived at Dressrosa]] Dressrosa for kicks and giggles.
** He was pissed about all the crap Luffy and the Straw Hats, and Law, put him through, ruining his control over the country and trying to mess up his business partnership with Kaido. Never for a second does it occur to him about [[spoiler:what what he's done to his own country for 10 years, including enslaving people, tearing families apart, removing the royal family from their position of power, having them hated and feared, and hunted down, with them either being killed, or again enslaved; and indirectly having dozens of children taken from their homes and experimented on for his own shady business deals]].
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** [[spoiler: Despite having been on the end of horrible treatment when he was younger, he decides to do even worse actions as an adult that make what the mob did to him and his family seem like child's play.]]
play.
** Played with as far as his crew mates go. If you're part of his inner circle, you are family to him and there is absolutely no length that he won't go to for you. On the other hand, if you're lower on the totem pole, he'll act like you're family to him until you displease him, in which case he's every bit as abusive and hazardous to life and limb as someone like Kuro or Crocodile. [[spoiler:Law Law calls out Doflamingo's and Trebol's idea of a "family", as even the Executives aren't immune to being sacrificed if it means furthering his plans.]]
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* MoralityPet: The top executives and officers of the Donquixote gang - barring traitors, that is. [[spoiler:His His brother Rocinante was supposed to be one for him, being his sole remaining family member by blood. However, even Roci recognized how evil his brother was and attempted to keep his "madness" at bay, to the point of lying and deceiving him of his mutism, his devil fruit (which Doffy had no idea he had), and his association with the Marines. Doflamingo outright murdered him once he found out Rocinante was a traitor and foiled his entire plan to get the Ope-Ope fruit.]]
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* MotiveRant: After he and Trebol beat Luffy and Law, he lets off a particularly large one. [[spoiler:He's He's basically lashing out at the world at large because his right as a World Noble was made void after the rest of them called his family "traitors", following his father choosing to be a commoner]].commoner.



** Doflamingo is extremely arrogant, which is explainable by way of the fact that he is a [[spoiler:former Celestial Dragon]]. He takes immense pride in his bloodline, in spite of the fact that he [[spoiler:is a ''former'' Celestial Dragon]], and thus technically has no right to any of the privileges of his status as [[spoiler:one of the descendants of the creators of "the world"]].

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** Doflamingo is extremely arrogant, which is explainable by way of the fact that he is a [[spoiler:former former Celestial Dragon]]. Dragon. He takes immense pride in his bloodline, in spite of the fact that he [[spoiler:is is a ''former'' Celestial Dragon]], Dragon, and thus technically has no right to any of the privileges of his status as [[spoiler:one one of the descendants of the creators of "the world"]].world".



** [[LackOfEmpathy He claimed Luffy and Law's hard pasts had no comparison to his own]] and believes no longer being considered a [[spoiler:Celestial Dragon]] is his greatest shame.

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** [[LackOfEmpathy He claimed Luffy and Law's hard pasts had no comparison to his own]] and believes no longer being considered a [[spoiler:Celestial Dragon]] Celestial Dragon is his greatest shame.



* NeverMyFault: This increasingly seems to be the case for him. Yes, his past actually was pretty horrifying and traumatic, but to be perfectly honest, odds are that none of it would have happened if [[spoiler:he hadn't continued to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family as a result, and the rest of his rationale reads like something akin to "Daddy made me stop hanging out with the cool kids and now they won't let me back into their club"]]. While he may have experienced genuine tragedy and great misfortune, he has completely failed to take any responsibility for his part in it. It's especially glaring when you consider that [[spoiler:Rocinante]] went through the exact same thing as he did (through no fault of his own, to boot) and wound up being one of the most genuinely kind characters in the series, which renders no small amount of credence to [[spoiler:his]] theory that Doflamingo genuinely was just a bad seed.
** Every single time a character calls him out on his actions and tries to get him to think about the shit he's done to others, Doflamingo keeps falling back on the excuse that since he's "royalty" he can do whatever he wants and it's the ''victim's'' fault due to being born a "commoner". [[spoiler:Luffy knocks him out after hearing this reason for the umpteenth time.]]
** Subverted in the anime, where it's instead his father who outed to the surroundings about their [[spoiler:former World Noble heritage.]]

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* NeverMyFault: This increasingly seems to be the case for him. Yes, his past actually was pretty horrifying and traumatic, but to be perfectly honest, odds are that none of it would have happened if [[spoiler:he he hadn't continued to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family as a result, and the rest of his rationale reads like something akin to "Daddy made me stop hanging out with the cool kids and now they won't let me back into their club"]].club". While he may have experienced genuine tragedy and great misfortune, he has completely failed to take any responsibility for his part in it. It's especially glaring when you consider that [[spoiler:Rocinante]] Rocinante went through the exact same thing as he did (through no fault of his own, to boot) and wound up being one of the most genuinely kind characters in the series, which renders no small amount of credence to [[spoiler:his]] his theory that Doflamingo genuinely was just a bad seed.
** Every single time a character calls him out on his actions and tries to get him to think about the shit he's done to others, Doflamingo keeps falling back on the excuse that since he's "royalty" he can do whatever he wants and it's the ''victim's'' fault due to being born a "commoner". [[spoiler:Luffy Luffy knocks him out after hearing this reason for the umpteenth time.]]
time.
** Subverted in the anime, where it's instead his father who outed to the surroundings about their [[spoiler:former former World Noble heritage.]]



** Smoker gets one at the end of Punk Hazard, only saved by the [[BigDamnHeroes timely arrival]] of [[spoiler:Aokiji]].

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** Smoker gets one at the end of Punk Hazard, only saved by the [[BigDamnHeroes timely arrival]] of [[spoiler:Aokiji]].Aokiji.



* NotHyperbole: When Doflamingo says that no one has endured the horrors that he experienced as a child, we're treated to images of him complaining about living a normal life, making us think his ''[[FauxHorrific nightmare]]'' [[FauxHorrific was a life without luxury]]. A few chapters later, we find out he's telling the truth. [[spoiler:It seems that after his father gave up the life of a World Noble, the citizens of the island his family moved to learned they were former World Nobles and burned down their mansion, forcing them to go on the run and hide in a trash dump where Doflamingo's mother died due to getting sick there. Also, Doflamingo and his brother were forced to eat out of ''trash cans'' and avoid getting attacked by mobs. Finally, his family was cornered by the islanders who crucified them to their house and shot arrows at them. As much of a scumbag this guy is, his past is genuinely tragic and horrifying]].

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* NotHyperbole: When Doflamingo says that no one has endured the horrors that he experienced as a child, we're treated to images of him complaining about living a normal life, making us think his ''[[FauxHorrific nightmare]]'' [[FauxHorrific was a life without luxury]]. A few chapters later, we find out he's telling the truth. [[spoiler:It It seems that after his father gave up the life of a World Noble, the citizens of the island his family moved to learned they were former World Nobles and burned down their mansion, forcing them to go on the run and hide in a trash dump where Doflamingo's mother died due to getting sick there. Also, Doflamingo and his brother were forced to eat out of ''trash cans'' and avoid getting attacked by mobs. Finally, his family was cornered by the islanders who crucified them to their house and shot arrows at them. As much of a scumbag this guy is, his past is genuinely tragic and horrifying]]. horrifying.



** Also when he didn't hear Monet's response as [[spoiler:she had suffered a fatal blow to the heart by Caesar Clown]], prompting a very out of character moment of him rushing to Punk Hazard alone.

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** Also when he didn't hear Monet's response as [[spoiler:she she had suffered a fatal blow to the heart by Caesar Clown]], Clown, prompting a very out of character moment of him rushing to Punk Hazard alone.



** [[spoiler:And then Sugar got knocked out. By the time he has his final confrontation with Luffy and Law, Doffy is so enraged that all he can do is laugh it off and try to kill them. Eventually, he's so fed up that he attempts to murder everyone on the island to keep the events of Dressrosa from getting out]].
* OffWithHisHead: Inflicted it on Crocodile with his powers, though [[MadeOfAir obviously]] that didn't stick. [[spoiler:Found himself on the receiving end of it thanks to Kyros, but that didn't stick, either.]]
* OhCrap:

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** [[spoiler:And And then Sugar got knocked out. By the time he has his final confrontation with Luffy and Law, Doffy is so enraged that all he can do is laugh it off and try to kill them. Eventually, he's so fed up that he attempts to murder everyone on the island to keep the events of Dressrosa from getting out]].
out.
* OffWithHisHead: Inflicted it on Crocodile with his powers, though [[MadeOfAir obviously]] that didn't stick. [[spoiler:Found Found himself on the receiving end of it thanks to Kyros, but that didn't stick, either.]]
either.
* OhCrap: OhCrap:



** [[spoiler:Another one when he realizes that the "Lucy" running around the colosseum is ''not'' Luffy anymore, who is currently rampaging his way in his castle.]]
** And yet another one when [[spoiler:Sugar lost consciousness, making ten years of slave-making go up in smoke, and causing chaos in Dressrosa as the toys turned back to normal and people regained their memories]].
** Gets one at the start of the fight against Luffy and Law. [[spoiler:Luffy rushes for Law out of the blue but Doffy realizes too late it's a bluff. Law uses his ROOM and Shambles moves to switch places with Doffy and warp Luffy closer to him. By the time he realized what happened, Doffy's hit by Luffy's Red Hawk move.]]
*** [[spoiler:When Law's flashback is over and the surgeon pirate reveals he is also a D., this is what happens to the turkey.]]
** As he laughs at Luffy's attempts to stop him, he was totally surprised when [[spoiler:Law suddenly swaps places with Luffy and hits Doflamingo with one of his strongest attacks: the Gamma Knife.]]
** Doflamingo laughs at Luffy's new [[spoiler:Gear Fourth form]] and tells him that if he's trying to simply intimidate him, he's failing. Then Luffy starts attacking and Doflamingo is suddenly not laughing anymore...
** Gets two in the climax of his fight with Luffy. First when Luffy manages to break free of his Puppet attack upon going Gear Fourth meaning he can't simply take control of him as he's done so many that's come before him. And second when he sends his strongest attack at Luffy by turning the strings into bullets and firing them at him. [[spoiler: Luffy's King Kong Gun however proves stronger, barrels through the string and right towards Doflamingo. His last expression before it hits is one of utter disbelief.]]

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** [[spoiler:Another Another one when he realizes that the "Lucy" running around the colosseum is ''not'' Luffy anymore, who is currently rampaging his way in his castle.]]
castle.
** And yet another one when [[spoiler:Sugar Sugar lost consciousness, making ten years of slave-making go up in smoke, and causing chaos in Dressrosa as the toys turned back to normal and people regained their memories]].
memories.
** Gets one at the start of the fight against Luffy and Law. [[spoiler:Luffy Luffy rushes for Law out of the blue but Doffy realizes too late it's a bluff. Law uses his ROOM and Shambles moves to switch places with Doffy and warp Luffy closer to him. By the time he realized what happened, Doffy's hit by Luffy's Red Hawk move.]]
move.
*** [[spoiler:When When Law's flashback is over and the surgeon pirate reveals he is also a D., this is what happens to the turkey.]]
turkey.
** As he laughs at Luffy's attempts to stop him, he was totally surprised when [[spoiler:Law Law suddenly swaps places with Luffy and hits Doflamingo with one of his strongest attacks: the Gamma Knife.]]
Knife.
** Doflamingo laughs at Luffy's new [[spoiler:Gear Gear Fourth form]] form and tells him that if he's trying to simply intimidate him, he's failing. Then Luffy starts attacking and Doflamingo is suddenly not laughing anymore...
** Gets two in the climax of his fight with Luffy. First when Luffy manages to break free of his Puppet attack upon going Gear Fourth meaning he can't simply take control of him as he's done so many that's come before him. And second when he sends his strongest attack at Luffy by turning the strings into bullets and firing them at him. [[spoiler: Luffy's King Kong Gun however proves stronger, barrels through the string and right towards Doflamingo. His last expression before it hits is one of utter disbelief.]]



* OmnicidalManiac: He states to Bellamy that his goal is to ''destroy the world''. As Law (used to) share this thought, he deems Law to be his right-hand man (before he defects). His reason for destroying the world is that [[spoiler:he's spiteful at the World Nobles for not giving him his rightful title, so he swore to destroy everything the World Nobles possess.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney:

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* OmnicidalManiac: He states to Bellamy that his goal is to ''destroy the world''. As Law (used to) share this thought, he deems Law to be his right-hand man (before he defects). His reason for destroying the world is that [[spoiler:he's he's spiteful at the World Nobles for not giving him his rightful title, so he swore to destroy everything the World Nobles possess.]]
possess.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: OnlyInItForTheMoney:



** [[spoiler:Somewhat debatable however, as Monet implies that Doflamingo does aspire for something ''other'' than monetary gain: to become the Pirate King.]]

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** [[spoiler:Somewhat Somewhat debatable however, as Monet implies that Doflamingo does aspire for something ''other'' than monetary gain: to become the Pirate King.]]



** For someone who is a mean player of XanatosSpeedChess, he sure as hell didn't count on Law throwing a massive SpannerInTheWorks merely by [[spoiler: one-shotting Vergo and swapping Smoker's heart with Monet's before handing it to Caesar]].
** He also didn't count on [[spoiler: Law blackmailing him. See Sadistic Choice below]].
*** In turn, [[spoiler: Law didn't count on him feigning compliance with his blackmail conditions as a way of luring him into a trap.]]
** He massively underestimated just how much trouble the Straw Hats would be. [[spoiler:Sabo and Luffy switching places screwed up most of his plans, then things went straight to hell when they took out Sugar.]]
* PapaWolf:
** Laughing at his executives is a no-no. They are his family, with whom he shared many joys and sorrows, so laughing at them is asking to be BuriedAlive by Pica, as some poor soul in the crew almost experienced (although Baby 5 shot the guy and caused him to fall off, she at least spared him from such a fate). [[spoiler:Most likely has to do with him despising how his real family turned out to be.]]
** [[spoiler: What does he do after Monet's voice unexpectedly falls silent? Jumps out of a four story building to fly over to Punk Hazard from Dressrosa to deal with whoever stopped her]].
** [[spoiler: He [[DisproportionateRetribution crushes entire islands]] for taking advantage of Baby 5's inability to refuse requests. Subverted later when it's revealed that he and his crew don't want to lose such a "convenient" person.]]

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** For someone who is a mean player of XanatosSpeedChess, he sure as hell didn't count on Law throwing a massive SpannerInTheWorks merely by [[spoiler: one-shotting Vergo and swapping Smoker's heart with Monet's before handing it to Caesar]].
Caesar.
** He also didn't count on [[spoiler: Law blackmailing him. See Sadistic Choice below]].
below.
*** In turn, [[spoiler: Law didn't count on him feigning compliance with his blackmail conditions as a way of luring him into a trap.]]
trap.
** He massively underestimated just how much trouble the Straw Hats would be. [[spoiler:Sabo Sabo and Luffy switching places screwed up most of his plans, then things went straight to hell when they took out Sugar.]]
Sugar.
* PapaWolf:
PapaWolf:
** Laughing at his executives is a no-no. They are his family, with whom he shared many joys and sorrows, so laughing at them is asking to be BuriedAlive by Pica, as some poor soul in the crew almost experienced (although Baby 5 shot the guy and caused him to fall off, she at least spared him from such a fate). [[spoiler:Most Most likely has to do with him despising how his real family turned out to be.]]
be.
** [[spoiler: What does he do after Monet's voice unexpectedly falls silent? Jumps out of a four story building to fly over to Punk Hazard from Dressrosa to deal with whoever stopped her]].
her.
** [[spoiler: He [[DisproportionateRetribution crushes entire islands]] islands for taking advantage of Baby 5's inability to refuse requests. Subverted later when it's revealed that he and his crew don't want to lose such a "convenient" person.]] ]]



* {{Patricide}}: He mentioned that he killed his father when he was 10. [[spoiler:His father, Donquixote Homing, was a DefectorFromDecadence that is World Nobles, and Doffy hates the old man for it, to the point of calling him "such a foolish father". Understandable to an extent since Homing was too naive to realize how bad living outside Mariejois would turn out to be.]]

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* {{Patricide}}: He mentioned that he killed his father when he was 10. [[spoiler:His His father, Donquixote Homing, was a DefectorFromDecadence that is World Nobles, and Doffy hates the old man for it, to the point of calling him "such a foolish father". Understandable to an extent since Homing was too naive to realize how bad living outside Mariejois would turn out to be.]]



* PlayingWithPuppets: He regularly uses his "Parasite" move to control his victims into attacking others for his amusement. Preferably their loved ones or friends. [[spoiler:The night he claimed the throne on Dressrosa, he had King Riku and the army attack the citizens.]]
* PersonalityPowers: Doffy ate the String-String Devil Fruit (''Ito Ito no Mi'') that allows him to create and use strings, and is a ManipulativeBastard and ControlFreak who specializes in XanatosSpeedChess and playing people for fools. [[spoiler:He also possesses Conqueror's Haki, which is noted to be the rarest form of Haki that is only possessed by people with leadership qualities. Doffy is a (now former) ruler of the Dressrosa kingdom, and he has an entitlement complex ten miles high due to being a former World Noble]].

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* PlayingWithPuppets: He regularly uses his "Parasite" move to control his victims into attacking others for his amusement. Preferably their loved ones or friends. [[spoiler:The The night he claimed the throne on Dressrosa, he had King Riku and the army attack the citizens.]]
citizens.
* PersonalityPowers: Doffy ate the String-String Devil Fruit (''Ito Ito no Mi'') that allows him to create and use strings, and is a ManipulativeBastard and ControlFreak who specializes in XanatosSpeedChess and playing people for fools. [[spoiler:He He also possesses Conqueror's Haki, which is noted to be the rarest form of Haki that is only possessed by people with leadership qualities. Doffy is a (now former) ruler of the Dressrosa kingdom, and he has an entitlement complex ten miles high due to being a former World Noble]].Noble.



** [[spoiler:Being a former Celestial Dragon has inflated his ego so much that ANYONE looking down on or opposing him will suffer his wrath]].
** [[spoiler:Such that when he was finally defeated, it looked like how Lucifer fell from the Heavens, resembling a most classical sense]].

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** [[spoiler:Being Being a former Celestial Dragon has inflated his ego so much that ANYONE looking down on or opposing him will suffer his wrath]].
wrath.
** [[spoiler:Such Such that when he was finally defeated, it looked like how Lucifer fell from the Heavens, resembling a most classical sense]]. sense.



* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler:He's just an overgrown SpoiledBrat throwing a huge temper tantrum over the "cool kids" not letting him back into their club.]]
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler: Once Luffy enter Gear 4th, he starts the showcase of new power by punching Doflamingo straight off the palace, through a few buildings and into the central district of the city. Counts as LaserGuidedKarma as well since when Luffy and Doflamingo finally square off the first time, Doflamingo had managed to punch Luffy across the room into a wall. Luffy returned the favor ''big time''.]]
** [[spoiler:Later, Luffy's "King Kong Gun" punches Doflamingo into the '''Earth''', so much that the ground ''splits in two.''. '''''Holy Shit!''''']]

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* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler:He's He's just an overgrown SpoiledBrat throwing a huge temper tantrum over the "cool kids" not letting him back into their club.]]
club.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler: Once Luffy enter Gear 4th, he starts the showcase of new power by punching Doflamingo straight off the palace, through a few buildings and into the central district of the city. Counts as LaserGuidedKarma as well since when Luffy and Doflamingo finally square off the first time, Doflamingo had managed to punch Luffy across the room into a wall. Luffy returned the favor ''big time''.]]
time''.
** [[spoiler:Later, Later, Luffy's "King Kong Gun" punches Doflamingo into the '''Earth''', so much that the ground ''splits in two.''. '''''Holy Shit!''''']]Shit!'''''



** [[spoiler: His father had his family leave Mariejois to live amongst commoners, and they ended up living under such horrible conditions that his mother became ill and died. As he put it, he saw the "{{Heaven}}" and "{{Hell}}" of this world]].
** [[spoiler:By the end of the Dressrosa Arc, he went from being a king to an insane prisoner of the Marines.]]

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** [[spoiler: His father had his family leave Mariejois to live amongst commoners, and they ended up living under such horrible conditions that his mother became ill and died. As he put it, he saw the "{{Heaven}}" and "{{Hell}}" of this world]].
world.
** [[spoiler:By By the end of the Dressrosa Arc, he went from being a king to an insane prisoner of the Marines.]]



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Outside of being the King of Dressrosa [[spoiler:and a former World Noble]], he runs a 2000-strong pirate gang and is the head of many lucrative and shady operations in the underworld, on top of being TheChessmaster and one of the series' most dangerous fighters.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Outside of being the King of Dressrosa [[spoiler:and and a former World Noble]], Noble, he runs a 2000-strong pirate gang and is the head of many lucrative and shady operations in the underworld, on top of being TheChessmaster and one of the series' most dangerous fighters.



* RuleOfSymbolism: Chapter 790 is named "Heaven and Earth" and it has to do with his epithet, "Heavenly Demon". [[spoiler:In that chapter, when Doffy flies up to have one last clash with Luffy, the latter knocks him down to the ground with extreme force. In essence, the "Heavenly Demon" gets forced to go down to the earth - both metaphorically and literally.]]
* RunningGag: Viewers never see Doflamingo's full face without his trademark glasses. ''Never.'' Even when he's chilling on a island or sleeping or even [[spoiler:defeated and his glasses shattered]], the panels always pans away from his revealed face or has it covered somehow. The best we got is seeing one eye during one of his past nightmares. [[spoiler:When being taken to Impel Down, the glasses are back on.]]
* {{Sadist}}: Big time. You could write a 5 page essay explaining how cruel and sadistic this man is and listing his many actions to that end, but here's one thing that settles it; in the middle of the chaos of the final battle, even after having his entire empire destroyed, his kingdom razed to the ground, being beaten across the country by Luffy, and his organs ruptured by Law... he ''still'' just can't help but crack a big ol' smile when he's given the opportunity to [[spoiler: try and force Rebecca to murder her aunt Viola]].
* SadisticChoice: After Law captures Caesar, he gives Doffy a ultimatum of quitting the Seven Warlords. If Doflamingo remains a Warlord, he doesn't get Caesar back, leaving him unable to create SMILE, and thus can't provide Kaido with it, invoking the Emperor's wrath. However, if he steps down from his position as a Warlord, he gets Caesar back and can continue providing Kaido with SMILE, but the Marines, and especially the Admirals, won't stand idly by anymore. He steps down from the Warlords and decides to take his chances with the Admirals.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Chapter 790 is named "Heaven and Earth" and it has to do with his epithet, "Heavenly Demon". [[spoiler:In In that chapter, when Doffy flies up to have one last clash with Luffy, the latter knocks him down to the ground with extreme force. In essence, the "Heavenly Demon" gets forced to go down to the earth - both metaphorically and literally.]]
literally.
* RunningGag: Viewers never see Doflamingo's full face without his trademark glasses. ''Never.'' Even when he's chilling on a island or sleeping or even [[spoiler:defeated defeated and his glasses shattered]], shattered, the panels always pans away from his revealed face or has it covered somehow. The best we got is seeing one eye during one of his past nightmares. [[spoiler:When When being taken to Impel Down, the glasses are back on.]]
on.
* {{Sadist}}: Big time. You could write a 5 page essay explaining how cruel and sadistic this man is and listing his many actions to that end, but here's one thing that settles it; in the middle of the chaos of the final battle, even after having his entire empire destroyed, his kingdom razed to the ground, being beaten across the country by Luffy, and his organs ruptured by Law... he ''still'' just can't help but crack a big ol' smile when he's given the opportunity to [[spoiler: try and force Rebecca to murder her aunt Viola]].
Viola.
* SadisticChoice: After Law captures Caesar, he gives Doffy a ultimatum of quitting the Seven Warlords. If Doflamingo remains a Warlord, he doesn't get Caesar back, leaving him unable to create SMILE, and thus can't provide Kaido with it, invoking the Emperor's wrath. However, if he steps down from his position as a Warlord, he gets Caesar back and can continue providing Kaido with SMILE, but the Marines, and especially the Admirals, won't stand idly by anymore. He steps down from the Warlords and decides to take his chances with the Admirals.



** And then he issued one to the entire island: [[spoiler:With the truth of his rule revealed, they can either come and kill him if they have the fortitude to end the chaos caused by the "Birdcage", or it can come to an end quicker if they collect the bounties he's issued on the heads of the heroes that have been huge [[SpannerInTheWorks Spanners In The Works]].]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: His whole scheme of quitting the Seven Warlords, [[spoiler:then claiming it was a mistake and thus still retaining his position]], was no simple feat. As he considers this, Law realizes that only someone with connections to the Celestial Dragons could pull off such a large-scale deception without any consequences.
** Taken to a logical extreme, [[spoiler:as a lot of the parties who relied on his arms-dealing are extremely pissed that the efforts of the Straw Hats, Law, and the Revolutionaries have put him out of the game. Some have gone to get revenge on Luffy and Law themselves, while others are crazy enough to try their luck on a Marine escort fleet to put him back in business]].
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He's the King of Dressrosa and, along with that, he doesn't just have connections to the Celestial Dragons... [[spoiler:''[[WhamLine he is one]]'' (well, technically a former one, but it still leaves him with enough power to do crazy stuff)]].

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** And then he issued one to the entire island: [[spoiler:With With the truth of his rule revealed, they can either come and kill him if they have the fortitude to end the chaos caused by the "Birdcage", or it can come to an end quicker if they collect the bounties he's issued on the heads of the heroes that have been huge [[SpannerInTheWorks Spanners In The Works]].Works.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: His whole scheme of quitting the Seven Warlords, [[spoiler:then then claiming it was a mistake and thus still retaining his position]], position, was no simple feat. As he considers this, Law realizes that only someone with connections to the Celestial Dragons could pull off such a large-scale deception without any consequences.
consequences.
** Taken to a logical extreme, [[spoiler:as as a lot of the parties who relied on his arms-dealing are extremely pissed that the efforts of the Straw Hats, Law, and the Revolutionaries have put him out of the game. Some have gone to get revenge on Luffy and Law themselves, while others are crazy enough to try their luck on a Marine escort fleet to put him back in business]].
business.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He's the King of Dressrosa and, along with that, he doesn't just have connections to the Celestial Dragons... [[spoiler:''[[WhamLine ''[[WhamLine he is one]]'' one'' (well, technically a former one, but it still leaves him with enough power to do crazy stuff)]].



* SelfMadeMan: Orphan, to pirate gang leader, to underworld arms dealer-cum-Devil Fruit dealer-cum-knowledge broker, to Warlord of the Sea, to King of Dressrosa. However, he very much resents that this had to be the case [[spoiler:instead of simply being given great fortune by his status as a World Noble. Even then, though, being a ''former'' one has already helped him a lot]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:He killed his father at the tender age of ''ten'' because he couldn't forgive his father for abandoning his family's Celestial Dragon status. Even to the present day he continues to resent his father.]]

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* SelfMadeMan: Orphan, to pirate gang leader, to underworld arms dealer-cum-Devil Fruit dealer-cum-knowledge broker, to Warlord of the Sea, to King of Dressrosa. However, he very much resents that this had to be the case [[spoiler:instead instead of simply being given great fortune by his status as a World Noble. Even then, though, being a ''former'' one has already helped him a lot]].
lot.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:He He killed his father at the tender age of ''ten'' because he couldn't forgive his father for abandoning his family's Celestial Dragon status. Even to the present day he continues to resent his father.]]



* SiblingMurder: He murdered his own younger brother in cold blood when [[spoiler: he found out he was a Marine. In the act he felt anger towards his brother for having to murder another blood relative and was even shaken while shooting him. In the present day, he feels relieved that he murdered a hindrance to his goals.]]

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* SiblingMurder: He murdered his own younger brother in cold blood when [[spoiler: he found out he was a Marine. In the act he felt anger towards his brother for having to murder another blood relative and was even shaken while shooting him. In the present day, he feels relieved that he murdered a hindrance to his goals.]]



* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler:He is considered a traitor to the World Nobles because his father ''dared'' to leave Mariejois to live like a normal human being. Said normal human beings hate the World Nobles for their horrible, horrible actions ([[AristocratsAreEvil and who wouldn't hate them]]) and prosecuted Doffy's family once their heritage is revealed]].

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* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler:He He is considered a traitor to the World Nobles because his father ''dared'' to leave Mariejois to live like a normal human being. Said normal human beings hate the World Nobles for their horrible, horrible actions ([[AristocratsAreEvil and who wouldn't hate them]]) them) and prosecuted Doffy's family once their heritage is revealed]].



** It's worth noting that this guy is the strongest [[spoiler:Celestial Dragon, former or no,]] seen in the series thus far. And like his former brethren, he is incredibly arrogant.

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** It's worth noting that this guy is the strongest [[spoiler:Celestial Celestial Dragon, former or no,]] no, seen in the series thus far. And like his former brethren, he is incredibly arrogant.



** He later expresses his opinion that people were born to be in their station in life, and that [[spoiler:Bellamy]] could never be anything more than a lowly thug.
** And gets much more darker later as he firmly believes that [[spoiler:since he's a World Noble, he has privileges over every other people in the world, and that he can't stand the thought of anyone else looking down at or even besting him. And like the World Nobles, he'll call everyone else "commoners" and that they deserve being treated like dirt by him because they "choose" to be born that way.]]
* SoreLoser: Played with. Seen on Tsuru's ship [[spoiler:heading to Impel Down after his loss, chained and pinned down to the floor, rambling about the fact that if Fujitora had worked together with him, he would've won. Tsuru tells him to quit bitching and accept the reality that he was defeated by a bunch of kids he kept looking down on. He scoffs and says it's ''all the other crazy pirates'' the Marines should be worried about now, not him. He takes comfort in believing that the resulting chaos from all of those pirates making their various power plays will bring down the World Nobles he resented so much]].
* SpoiledBrat: Despite all his talking down on Luffy and Law, [[{{Hypocrite}} calling them brats]] and stating that adults like him don't have the time or patience to deal with their "kiddy games," [[spoiler:one can easily tell that Doflamingo, at his core, is little more than a PsychopathicManchild who's pissed off at the world because he's a SpoiledBrat ''instead'' of the RoyalBrat that he used to be, all because his father happened to have the shred of human decency the rest of the World Nobles lacked and left Mariejois with his family to live a normal life. All his despicable actions as a pirate are little more than him having thirty year-long temper tantrum over being denied what he considers his birthright.]]
** He was no saint before this, but Chapter 782 shows that [[spoiler:this attitude of Doflamingo was enabled and reinforced in no small part by four youths who'd later become his top executives, who took him in after his father's death. Seeing his potential (Conqueror's Haki and all), they raised him, and held him as their future king, catering to his every (ax-crazy) wish and whims, essentially encouraging the worst traits in Doflamingo and making him he man he is now. The Executives consider themselves to be Doflamingo's equals for raising him, but Law just states that Doflamingo essentially got free slaves out of the deal: the Executives themselves.]]

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** He later expresses his opinion that people were born to be in their station in life, and that [[spoiler:Bellamy]] Bellamy could never be anything more than a lowly thug.
** And gets much more darker later as he firmly believes that [[spoiler:since since he's a World Noble, he has privileges over every other people in the world, and that he can't stand the thought of anyone else looking down at or even besting him. And like the World Nobles, he'll call everyone else "commoners" and that they deserve being treated like dirt by him because they "choose" to be born that way.]]
way.
* SoreLoser: Played with. Seen on Tsuru's ship [[spoiler:heading heading to Impel Down after his loss, chained and pinned down to the floor, rambling about the fact that if Fujitora had worked together with him, he would've won. Tsuru tells him to quit bitching and accept the reality that he was defeated by a bunch of kids he kept looking down on. He scoffs and says it's ''all the other crazy pirates'' the Marines should be worried about now, not him. He takes comfort in believing that the resulting chaos from all of those pirates making their various power plays will bring down the World Nobles he resented so much]].
much.
* SpoiledBrat: Despite all his talking down on Luffy and Law, [[{{Hypocrite}} calling them brats]] and stating that adults like him don't have the time or patience to deal with their "kiddy games," [[spoiler:one one can easily tell that Doflamingo, at his core, is little more than a PsychopathicManchild who's pissed off at the world because he's a SpoiledBrat ''instead'' of the RoyalBrat that he used to be, all because his father happened to have the shred of human decency the rest of the World Nobles lacked and left Mariejois with his family to live a normal life. All his despicable actions as a pirate are little more than him having thirty year-long temper tantrum over being denied what he considers his birthright.]]
birthright.
** He was no saint before this, but Chapter 782 shows that [[spoiler:this this attitude of Doflamingo was enabled and reinforced in no small part by four youths who'd later become his top executives, who took him in after his father's death. Seeing his potential (Conqueror's Haki and all), they raised him, and held him as their future king, catering to his every (ax-crazy) wish and whims, essentially encouraging the worst traits in Doflamingo and making him he man he is now. The Executives consider themselves to be Doflamingo's equals for raising him, but Law just states that Doflamingo essentially got free slaves out of the deal: the Executives themselves.]]



* SuperpowerLottery: Much like most of his fellow Warlords. His "Parasite" technique seems to have no limits; he can control anybody like a puppet, they can't resist at all ([[spoiler:unless you're Luffy with Gear Fourth]]), and he can spread the strings across the distance of an entire island and control hundreds of people at the same time. Not even Sanji or Diamond Jozu (who can toss icebergs) could resist at all. Also his strings are powerful enough to instantly amputate ''Oars Jr'', the 300 foot tall giant. He himself even boasts that he's acquired one of the most powerful and rare devil fruits. He can even use said strings to perform first aid on himself, [[spoiler:such as repairing organs after Law used his "Gamma Knife" to inflict serious internal injuries on him. And not to mention, he has "awakened" his devil fruit power, much like the special Zoans in Impel Down, granting them even more powers than before. What does his awakened power do? ''Turns the very environment around him into string to use for massive attacks.'' Luffy notes that that his awakened power makes him seem more like a Logia now than a Paramecia.]] And that's not even counting the Birdcage.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[spoiler: After Law reveals that he's a "D", Doflamingo claims he doesn't care about the superstition that the letter is associated with in his homeland, but his attacks grow more reckless and he visibly becomes extremely angry.]]

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* SuperpowerLottery: Much like most of his fellow Warlords. His "Parasite" technique seems to have no limits; he can control anybody like a puppet, they can't resist at all ([[spoiler:unless (unless you're Luffy with Gear Fourth]]), Fourth), and he can spread the strings across the distance of an entire island and control hundreds of people at the same time. Not even Sanji or Diamond Jozu (who can toss icebergs) could resist at all. Also his strings are powerful enough to instantly amputate ''Oars Jr'', the 300 foot tall giant. He himself even boasts that he's acquired one of the most powerful and rare devil fruits. He can even use said strings to perform first aid on himself, [[spoiler:such such as repairing organs after Law used his "Gamma Knife" to inflict serious internal injuries on him. And not to mention, he has "awakened" his devil fruit power, much like the special Zoans in Impel Down, granting them even more powers than before. What does his awakened power do? ''Turns the very environment around him into string to use for massive attacks.'' Luffy notes that that his awakened power makes him seem more like a Logia now than a Paramecia.]] And that's not even counting the Birdcage.
Birdcage.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[spoiler: After Law reveals that he's a "D", Doflamingo claims he doesn't care about the superstition that the letter is associated with in his homeland, but his attacks grow more reckless and he visibly becomes extremely angry.]]



* ThickerThanWater: Subverted. [[spoiler:Go ask his old man and his brother Corazon. No wait, you can't - as they're dead]].
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: [[spoiler: His Conquerer's Haki emerged when he was ten years old during a moment of extreme stress, when he was being pursued by a mob of people bearing a mile-wide grudge against the World Nobles and wanting to torture him]].
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[spoiler: He was so accustomed to his life as and status of a World Noble, even as a child, that he felt he could ask for his father's gun [[DisproportionateRetribution to sort out someone he had an argument with]]]].
** [[spoiler:At no more than ten years old, he gave death threats to a mob that was ''trying to kill him and his family''. Even the mob was creeped out by that]].

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* ThickerThanWater: Subverted. [[spoiler:Go Go ask his old man and his brother Corazon. No wait, you can't - as they're dead]].
dead.
* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: [[spoiler: His Conquerer's Haki emerged when he was ten years old during a moment of extreme stress, when he was being pursued by a mob of people bearing a mile-wide grudge against the World Nobles and wanting to torture him]].
him.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[spoiler: He was so accustomed to his life as and status of a World Noble, even as a child, that he felt he could ask for his father's gun [[DisproportionateRetribution to sort out someone he had an argument with]]]].
with]].
** [[spoiler:At At no more than ten years old, he gave death threats to a mob that was ''trying to kill him and his family''. Even the mob was creeped out by that]].that.



* TrueCompanions: His executives are the only ones he shared his joys and sorrows with, after the death of his family. This goes even further with the four top executives (Diamante, Trebol, Pica and Vergo), who are practically his surrogate family. [[spoiler:Law points out that Doflamingo only considers those useful to him a "family".]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Goes to great lengths ''not'' to do this when he finally conflicts with the Straw Hats, having learned from the mistakes of those before him. However, once he gained the upper hand, he starts falling prey to this, something that [[spoiler:Law]] calls him out on in chapter 724.

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* TrueCompanions: His executives are the only ones he shared his joys and sorrows with, after the death of his family. This goes even further with the four top executives (Diamante, Trebol, Pica and Vergo), who are practically his surrogate family. [[spoiler:Law Law points out that Doflamingo only considers those useful to him a "family".]]
"family".
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Goes to great lengths ''not'' to do this when he finally conflicts with the Straw Hats, having learned from the mistakes of those before him. However, once he gained the upper hand, he starts falling prey to this, something that [[spoiler:Law]] Law calls him out on in chapter 724.



** The moment he fell into this completely, [[spoiler: Luffy went '''Gear 4''' [[CurbstompBattle on his ass.]] [[MegatonPunch One punch]] was enough to sent Doflamingo to the other end of the island.]]
** His final one [[spoiler:was when he actually thought that enraging Luffy with more of his spiel about being "royalty" and that "commoners" such as Luffy and everyone else deserved to be beneath him was a good idea. One of his ultimate, awakened Devil Fruit attacks, "God Thread" and his nearly impenetrable "Spider Web" were both shattered against Luffy's "King Kong Gun" and sent Doflamingo flying straight into the ground, shattering his glasses and knocking him out.]]
* TheUnfettered: Doflamingo has done nearly anything to achieve his goals. [[spoiler:He considers the crew he loves like a family sacrificial if need be, like when he asked Monet to blow up the island and herself to kill the enemy. He brought his father's head to Mariejois in a failed attempt to become a Tenryuubito again. When he gained an interest in the Ope Ope no Mi, he was prepared to force his brother, Rosinante, to eat it (unaware that Rosinante had already eaten a devil fruit) and then order Rosinante to give up his life in exchange for giving Doflamingo eternal life, knowing that even though Rosinante is a traitor, he still could not reject his orders. However he ended murdering his brother when he confirmed he was a marine spy and that the Ope Ope no mi was already consumed by Law.]]
* UnreliableNarrator: His telling of his origin leaves out a lot of key details such as how [[spoiler:a bunch of commoners who had a grudge against World Nobles horribly brutalized him and his family (his mother died of exhaustion from being pursued) as well as how his father tried to bargain for his sons to become World Nobles again because he didn't want them to suffer anymore.]] But thing is, what he ended up saying never contradicts those facts that comes later.
* TheUsurper: Zigzagged. [[spoiler:Doflamingo's family were the original rulers of Dressrosa before they became World Nobles, so in his eyes, he's reclaiming his birthright. Kyros and the dwarves think of him like this though]].
* VerbalTic: As a child, he ended his sentences with [[spoiler:"eh", like many other World Nobles.]]

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** The moment he fell into this completely, [[spoiler: Luffy went '''Gear 4''' [[CurbstompBattle on his ass.]] ass. [[MegatonPunch One punch]] was enough to sent Doflamingo to the other end of the island.]]
** His final one [[spoiler:was was when he actually thought that enraging Luffy with more of his spiel about being "royalty" and that "commoners" such as Luffy and everyone else deserved to be beneath him was a good idea. One of his ultimate, awakened Devil Fruit attacks, "God Thread" and his nearly impenetrable "Spider Web" were both shattered against Luffy's "King Kong Gun" and sent Doflamingo flying straight into the ground, shattering his glasses and knocking him out.]]
out.
* TheUnfettered: Doflamingo has done nearly anything to achieve his goals. [[spoiler:He He considers the crew he loves like a family sacrificial if need be, like when he asked Monet to blow up the island and herself to kill the enemy. He brought his father's head to Mariejois in a failed attempt to become a Tenryuubito again. When he gained an interest in the Ope Ope no Mi, he was prepared to force his brother, Rosinante, to eat it (unaware that Rosinante had already eaten a devil fruit) and then order Rosinante to give up his life in exchange for giving Doflamingo eternal life, knowing that even though Rosinante is a traitor, he still could not reject his orders. However he ended murdering his brother when he confirmed he was a marine spy and that the Ope Ope no mi was already consumed by Law.]]
Law.
* UnreliableNarrator: His telling of his origin leaves out a lot of key details such as how [[spoiler:a a bunch of commoners who had a grudge against World Nobles horribly brutalized him and his family (his mother died of exhaustion from being pursued) as well as how his father tried to bargain for his sons to become World Nobles again because he didn't want them to suffer anymore.]] anymore. But thing is, what he ended up saying never contradicts those facts that comes later.
* TheUsurper: Zigzagged. [[spoiler:Doflamingo's Doflamingo's family were the original rulers of Dressrosa before they became World Nobles, so in his eyes, he's reclaiming his birthright. Kyros and the dwarves think of him like this though]].
though.
* VerbalTic: As a child, he ended his sentences with [[spoiler:"eh", "eh", like many other World Nobles.]]



** [[spoiler:Following his defeat he claims that there will be a power struggle that will dethrone the World Noble as the supreme authority in the world. Given that he lists the Four Emperors, Warlords, Supernovas, Marines, Revolutionary Army, and any D's as a possible contender for this spot and characters from each faction have a gripe with the Nobles it's hard to argue with him.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As the king of Dressrosa, Doflamingo had absolute dominion over the entire country, being able to do so as a Warlord. A good number of citizens once had a great deal of respect and admiration for him, to the point citizens tend to become angered when he is disrespected or spoken ill of in public. Doflamingo appearing to be a benevolent on the outside, [[spoiler:in truth he manipulated the former king to ran rampant across the kingdom and deceived his way into the hearts of the people of the country as their saviour. His actions of converting citizens to toys and erasing memories of such citizens further demonstrate a maliciousness towards the kingdom. When the kingdom learns the truth of the toys, the citizens become enraged. Exposed as a villain, Doflamingo resorted to psychological means to control the citizens, noting that he should have used tyranny to rule over them from the beginning. He forced everyone in Dressrosa to kill and harm each other, and took advantage of the people's fear and greed for his own entertainment, offering freedom from his game of death and prize money by capturing twelve of his enemies.]]

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** [[spoiler:Following Following his defeat he claims that there will be a power struggle that will dethrone the World Noble as the supreme authority in the world. Given that he lists the Four Emperors, Warlords, Supernovas, Marines, Revolutionary Army, and any D's as a possible contender for this spot and characters from each faction have a gripe with the Nobles it's hard to argue with him.]]
him.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: As the king of Dressrosa, Doflamingo had absolute dominion over the entire country, being able to do so as a Warlord. A good number of citizens once had a great deal of respect and admiration for him, to the point citizens tend to become angered when he is disrespected or spoken ill of in public. Doflamingo appearing to be a benevolent on the outside, [[spoiler:in in truth he manipulated the former king to ran rampant across the kingdom and deceived his way into the hearts of the people of the country as their saviour. His actions of converting citizens to toys and erasing memories of such citizens further demonstrate a maliciousness towards the kingdom. When the kingdom learns the truth of the toys, the citizens become enraged. Exposed as a villain, Doflamingo resorted to psychological means to control the citizens, noting that he should have used tyranny to rule over them from the beginning. He forced everyone in Dressrosa to kill and harm each other, and took advantage of the people's fear and greed for his own entertainment, offering freedom from his game of death and prize money by capturing twelve of his enemies.]]



** He likewise doesn't seem to take injuries well, or at least the idea of "brats" like Luffy and Law thinking they can take him: First time Luffy manages to land a hit on him, he starts going off the deep end, [[spoiler:ranting about he's descended from the world's "most noble bloodline," angrily expressing his hatred of his father for leaving Mariejois with his family to live a normal life (and his beef with the World Nobles because of it), and how brats like Law and Luffy shouldn't get cocky]].
** The entirety of the Dressrosa arc is one long [[{{pun}} string]] of these for Doflamingo. [[spoiler: First, after the Straw Hats succeed in knocking out Sugar, everyone who was turned into a toy goes back to normal with no way to reverse it, thus not only dismantling his entire operation, but also restoring the memories of all of the people who had been forgotten. This immediately starts a revolution in Dressrosa, with the entire country calling for his head. Doffy does ''not'' take this well, becoming the most visibly angry we've ever seen him get. And later on, once Law mentions that he has the "D" name, his attacks become less focused and much more wild leaving his defense full of holes. Law takes advantage of this and manages to score a blow to his midsections as a result. He considerably wises up afterward, though.]]
** Eventually he gets so fed up with everything falling apart around him that he [[spoiler:makes his Bird Cage shrink, intent on killing everyone in Dressrosa.]]
*** Of course Luffy is having none of that and [[spoiler:proceeds to enter his Gear Fourth form to give Doflamingo the comeuppance he had coming since the beginning of the series; shrugging off his attacks and pounding the prick into submission. Doflamingo's face is teeming with rage and humiliation, since this is most likely the ''first time'' in his life he has ever been overwhelmed (At least by someone that isn't an Emperor if his fear of Kaidou is any indication), despite the powers and influence he wields, especially to an "idiotic rubber nobody" that he believes Luffy to be. This finally culminates in his defeat when Doflamingo is slammed into the ground by Luffy's ''King Kong Gun''.]]
** As he's been taken to Impel Down aboard Tsuru's ship, [[spoiler:he's gone completely insane, ranting that he was the only one keeping all the opposing forces in check, and that a major conflict will potentially happen around who'll rule the seas. Tsuru naturally ignores him]].
* VillainousValor: He might've been a brat as a child, but it takes guts to [[spoiler:declare that you're not only going to survive the torture inflicted upon you and pay it back tenfold while your father and brother beg for mercy and death respectively]]. This, together with the fact that he exhibited Conqueror's Haki at that age, [[spoiler:convinced the four executives to follow him and found the Donquixote Pirates]].
** If there's one thing more impressive than Doflamingo's ability to dole out punishment, it's his ability to endure a lot of it.

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** He likewise doesn't seem to take injuries well, or at least the idea of "brats" like Luffy and Law thinking they can take him: First time Luffy manages to land a hit on him, he starts going off the deep end, [[spoiler:ranting ranting about he's descended from the world's "most noble bloodline," angrily expressing his hatred of his father for leaving Mariejois with his family to live a normal life (and his beef with the World Nobles because of it), and how brats like Law and Luffy shouldn't get cocky]].
cocky.
** The entirety of the Dressrosa arc is one long [[{{pun}} string]] of these for Doflamingo. [[spoiler: First, after the Straw Hats succeed in knocking out Sugar, everyone who was turned into a toy goes back to normal with no way to reverse it, thus not only dismantling his entire operation, but also restoring the memories of all of the people who had been forgotten. This immediately starts a revolution in Dressrosa, with the entire country calling for his head. Doffy does ''not'' take this well, becoming the most visibly angry we've ever seen him get. And later on, once Law mentions that he has the "D" name, his attacks become less focused and much more wild leaving his defense full of holes. Law takes advantage of this and manages to score a blow to his midsections as a result. He considerably wises up afterward, though.]]
though.
** Eventually he gets so fed up with everything falling apart around him that he [[spoiler:makes makes his Bird Cage shrink, intent on killing everyone in Dressrosa.]]
Dressrosa.
*** Of course Luffy is having none of that and [[spoiler:proceeds proceeds to enter his Gear Fourth form to give Doflamingo the comeuppance he had coming since the beginning of the series; shrugging off his attacks and pounding the prick into submission. Doflamingo's face is teeming with rage and humiliation, since this is most likely the ''first time'' in his life he has ever been overwhelmed (At least by someone that isn't an Emperor if his fear of Kaidou is any indication), despite the powers and influence he wields, especially to an "idiotic rubber nobody" that he believes Luffy to be. This finally culminates in his defeat when Doflamingo is slammed into the ground by Luffy's ''King Kong Gun''.]]
Gun''.
** As he's been taken to Impel Down aboard Tsuru's ship, [[spoiler:he's he's gone completely insane, ranting that he was the only one keeping all the opposing forces in check, and that a major conflict will potentially happen around who'll rule the seas. Tsuru naturally ignores him]].
him.
* VillainousValor: He might've been a brat as a child, but it takes guts to [[spoiler:declare declare that you're not only going to survive the torture inflicted upon you and pay it back tenfold while your father and brother beg for mercy and death respectively]]. respectively. This, together with the fact that he exhibited Conqueror's Haki at that age, [[spoiler:convinced convinced the four executives to follow him and found the Donquixote Pirates]].
Pirates.
** If there's one thing more impressive than Doflamingo's ability to dole out punishment, it's his ability to endure a lot of it.



* WildCard: For the World Government, he acts on his own whims and couldn't care less for their issues. Only coming to their call if it's something that interests him (such as the War with Whitebeard). [[spoiler: In fact the way he got his position was largely through blackmail by intercepting ships with kingdom offerings to the Celestial Dragons.]]

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* WildCard: For the World Government, he acts on his own whims and couldn't care less for their issues. Only coming to their call if it's something that interests him (such as the War with Whitebeard). [[spoiler: In fact the way he got his position was largely through blackmail by intercepting ships with kingdom offerings to the Celestial Dragons.]]



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: He at first acts as he was driven insane by his extremely tragic past and aims to destroy the world that the Celestial Dragons so cherish in order to make them pay. It is actually [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when his brother shows that he was already evil to begin with. So rather than being a Woobie, he is just acting like a SpoiledBrat that had his allowance cut off.]]
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:When Luffy activates Gear Fourth for the first time, Doflamingo tries to use ''Athlete's Thread'' on him, an attack that previously sent Gear Second Luffy flying away as well as cutting him. Against Gear Fourth? It just harmlessly bounces right off Luffy's body. [[OhCrap Much to his shock]].]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: He at first acts as he was driven insane by his extremely tragic past and aims to destroy the world that the Celestial Dragons so cherish in order to make them pay. It is actually [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] subverted when his brother shows that he was already evil to begin with. So rather than being a Woobie, he is just acting like a SpoiledBrat that had his allowance cut off.]]
* TheWorfBarrage: [[spoiler:When When Luffy activates Gear Fourth for the first time, Doflamingo tries to use ''Athlete's Thread'' on him, an attack that previously sent Gear Second Luffy flying away as well as cutting him. Against Gear Fourth? It just harmlessly bounces right off Luffy's body. [[OhCrap Much to his shock]].shock.]]



** Given that [[spoiler: children were among the casualties during his takeover of Dressrosa, and he was the one directly controlling King Riku's soldiers when they were being forced to slaughter civilians]], it's pretty clear that he has no problem doing it personally as well.
* WrittenByTheWinners: Strongly believes in this, as shown by his speech during the Marineford War. [[spoiler:Which becomes incredibly unsurprising once you learn that he's a descendant of the "winners."]]

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** Given that [[spoiler: children were among the casualties during his takeover of Dressrosa, and he was the one directly controlling King Riku's soldiers when they were being forced to slaughter civilians]], civilians, it's pretty clear that he has no problem doing it personally as well.
* WrittenByTheWinners: Strongly believes in this, as shown by his speech during the Marineford War. [[spoiler:Which Which becomes incredibly unsurprising once you learn that he's a descendant of the "winners."]]"



** He didn't lose his cool even when Caesar Clown, Vergo and Monet were defeated. He instead simply ordered Monet to blow up the island after Baby 5 and Buffalo retrieved Caesar. When he found out that the island didn't blow up, he decided to go there himself. He only started to lose his cool when [[spoiler:he learned that the Straw Hats and Law managed to leave the island with Caesar in their hands]] before he reached Punk Hazard.
** Until he pretended to [[spoiler:forfeit his position as Warlord]], and got Law to the rendezvous point at Green Bit with [[spoiler:Caesar Clown]].
** With Sugar's defeat, the horrible truth of his ten-year long rule starts to unravel. So what does he do? Through the "Birdcage", he [[spoiler:entraps the entire island, cuts off communications with the outside world, controls the citizens to kill each other]], then promises the terror will only stop if they either have the stones to come up and kill him, or hunt down the group that gave him grief (The Straw Hats currently on the island, King Riku's family, Law and Sabo) for a bounty.
** After all of the above fails and everything keeps falling apart, Doflamingo essentially flips the entire chessboard over [[spoiler:by making the Birdcage shrink so it will kill everyone in Dressrosa.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe:
** To Bellamy. [[spoiler:Though, Bellamy didn't die from the wounds and went on to get stronger while still loving Doflamingo.]]
** [[spoiler: And he pulls it on him ''again'', this time for failing to kill Luffy ''before he even has a chance to.'' Though the way Dellinger puts it, it seems like he was going to have Bellamy killed off regardless if he succeeded or not since he's apparently an "eyesore"]].

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** He didn't lose his cool even when Caesar Clown, Vergo and Monet were defeated. He instead simply ordered Monet to blow up the island after Baby 5 and Buffalo retrieved Caesar. When he found out that the island didn't blow up, he decided to go there himself. He only started to lose his cool when [[spoiler:he he learned that the Straw Hats and Law managed to leave the island with Caesar in their hands]] hands before he reached Punk Hazard.
** Until he pretended to [[spoiler:forfeit forfeit his position as Warlord]], Warlord, and got Law to the rendezvous point at Green Bit with [[spoiler:Caesar Clown]].
Caesar Clown.
** With Sugar's defeat, the horrible truth of his ten-year long rule starts to unravel. So what does he do? Through the "Birdcage", he [[spoiler:entraps entraps the entire island, cuts off communications with the outside world, controls the citizens to kill each other]], other, then promises the terror will only stop if they either have the stones to come up and kill him, or hunt down the group that gave him grief (The Straw Hats currently on the island, King Riku's family, Law and Sabo) for a bounty.
** After all of the above fails and everything keeps falling apart, Doflamingo essentially flips the entire chessboard over [[spoiler:by by making the Birdcage shrink so it will kill everyone in Dressrosa.]]
Dressrosa.
* YouHaveFailedMe:
YouHaveFailedMe:
** To Bellamy. [[spoiler:Though, Though, Bellamy didn't die from the wounds and went on to get stronger while still loving Doflamingo.]]
Doflamingo.
** [[spoiler: And he pulls it on him ''again'', this time for failing to kill Luffy ''before he even has a chance to.'' Though the way Dellinger puts it, it seems like he was going to have Bellamy killed off regardless if he succeeded or not since he's apparently an "eyesore"]]."eyesore".



* AnimalMotifs: The bear, appearing to be frightening and extremely large, having his name literally mean "bear" in Japanese, and having a Devil Fruit that gives him bear paws. [[spoiler:[[BearyFriendly He's also nicer than the rest of the Seven Warlords]].]]
* ArchEnemy:
** Subverted with Luffy. The latter should by all means hate Kuma for doing the unthinkable: [[spoiler:[[BreakingTheFellowship taking his crew away from him]]]]. But by the time he meets him again, well... [[spoiler:he's not himself]].
** He doesn't hate him as much as he also learned the '''real''' reason to why he did so, as well as learning he was once [[spoiler:a fellow Revolutionary with his dad, Dragon]].

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* AnimalMotifs: The bear, appearing to be frightening and extremely large, having his name literally mean "bear" in Japanese, and having a Devil Fruit that gives him bear paws. [[spoiler:[[BearyFriendly [[BearyFriendly He's also nicer than the rest of the Seven Warlords]].Warlords.]]
* ArchEnemy:
ArchEnemy:
** Subverted with Luffy. The latter should by all means hate Kuma for doing the unthinkable: [[spoiler:[[BreakingTheFellowship [[BreakingTheFellowship taking his crew away from him]]]].him]]. But by the time he meets him again, well... [[spoiler:he's he's not himself]].
himself.
** He doesn't hate him as much as he also learned the '''real''' reason to why he did so, as well as learning he was once [[spoiler:a a fellow Revolutionary with his dad, Dragon]].Dragon.



** Subverted later, as he actually [[spoiler:saved the Straw Hats' lives on Sabaody]], even if they didn't realize it.

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** Subverted later, as he actually [[spoiler:saved saved the Straw Hats' lives on Sabaody]], Sabaody, even if they didn't realize it.



%%* TheChessmaster: Unclear. He asked Perona where she would like to go before he pushed her to [[spoiler:Kuraigana Island]] during the events at Thriller Bark. He would later [[spoiler:send Zoro there when he split the Straw Hats up to help them gain strength, and Perona discovered him and was able to bandage him up and help him recover.]] It's never stated whether he sent Perona there specifically for that reason, but given he knew the Straw Hat crew well enough to [[spoiler:send each individual member to an ideal training location]] it's quite possible he did it on purpose.

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%%* TheChessmaster: Unclear. He asked Perona where she would like to go before he pushed her to [[spoiler:Kuraigana Island]] Kuraigana Island during the events at Thriller Bark. He would later [[spoiler:send send Zoro there when he split the Straw Hats up to help them gain strength, and Perona discovered him and was able to bandage him up and help him recover.]] recover. It's never stated whether he sent Perona there specifically for that reason, but given he knew the Straw Hat crew well enough to [[spoiler:send send each individual member to an ideal training location]] location it's quite possible he did it on purpose.



* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: It's stated by Donquixote Doflamingo that [[spoiler:they slowly replaced his limbs and body from the legs up, and guess what? His head and brain are gone now as well. [[ThatManIsDead "Tyrant Kuma" is dead]]]].

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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: It's stated by Donquixote Doflamingo that [[spoiler:they they slowly replaced his limbs and body from the legs up, and guess what? His head and brain are gone now as well. [[ThatManIsDead "Tyrant Kuma" is dead]]]].dead]].



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing he does when arriving on Thriller Bark [[spoiler:is make Perona disappear in no time flat.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Moria. It's especially apparent in their MirroredConfrontationShot [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vonPZpu6TE4/maxresdefault.jpg here]]. They are equal in height but Kuma is top heavy and has very small legs while Moria is bottom heavy. Moria dressed very flamboyantly while Kuma dressed simple. Moria is a broken PerpetualSmiler while Kuma is TheStoic and TheEmotionless. At the time of their meeting, the World Government had little faith in Moria while they trusted Kuma almost completely due to his programming. Moria's power seems very flashy and scary but suffers from a major WeaksauceWeakness (salt) and he himself is dependent on his shadow collection and zombie army; Kuma meanwhile is a OneManArmy with his [[StoryBreakerPower broken power]] to push thing and [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg augmentation]]. During the fight with the Strawhats, Moria constantly mocked them and was defeated; Kuma meanwhile play the role of NoNonsenseNemesis and defeated them easily (both times). Later during the battle of Marineford, Moria was TheLoad on the government's side while Kuma and his Pacifistas effectively turn the tide of the battle against the pirates.
* GeniusBruiser: One of the largest and strongest men in the One Piece world, yet is very intelligent and perceptive, seemingly having a vast geographic knowledge of the known world judging by the [[spoiler:separation of the Straw Hats]], and his status as TheChessmaster. [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/a/a1/Bartholomew_Kuma_as_a_Kid.png Even in his youth, he was known to read books on philosophers while carrying massive burdens on his back]].
* GoodAllAlong: Luffy outright states he's this after he finds out that [[spoiler:he's one of the Revolutionaries and he sent the crew away in the Sabaody Archipelago to save their lives]].

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first thing he does when arriving on Thriller Bark [[spoiler:is is make Perona disappear in no time flat.]]
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* {{Foil}}: To Moria. It's especially apparent in their MirroredConfrontationShot [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vonPZpu6TE4/maxresdefault.jpg here]]. They are equal in height but Kuma is top heavy and has very small legs while Moria is bottom heavy. Moria dressed very flamboyantly while Kuma dressed simple. Moria is a broken PerpetualSmiler while Kuma is TheStoic and TheEmotionless. At the time of their meeting, the World Government had little faith in Moria while they trusted Kuma almost completely due to his programming. Moria's power seems very flashy and scary but suffers from a major WeaksauceWeakness (salt) and he himself is dependent on his shadow collection and zombie army; Kuma meanwhile is a OneManArmy with his [[StoryBreakerPower broken power]] to push thing and [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg augmentation]]. During the fight with the Strawhats, Moria constantly mocked them and was defeated; Kuma meanwhile play the role of NoNonsenseNemesis and defeated them easily (both times). Later during the battle of Marineford, Moria was TheLoad on the government's side while Kuma and his Pacifistas effectively turn the tide of the battle against the pirates.
pirates.
* GeniusBruiser: One of the largest and strongest men in the One Piece world, yet is very intelligent and perceptive, seemingly having a vast geographic knowledge of the known world judging by the [[spoiler:separation separation of the Straw Hats]], Hats, and his status as TheChessmaster. [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/a/a1/Bartholomew_Kuma_as_a_Kid.png Even in his youth, he was known to read books on philosophers while carrying massive burdens on his back]].
* GoodAllAlong: Luffy outright states he's this after he finds out that [[spoiler:he's he's one of the Revolutionaries and he sent the crew away in the Sabaody Archipelago to save their lives]].lives.



* HealingHands: Kind of. He can push the [[spoiler:pain and fatigue out of a person's body (which is manifested as a paw-shaped bubble) and put it in someone else, which doesn't heal the person's wounds but does free them of their suffering.]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: One of the most powerful characters in the One Piece universe. His power? The ability to push things. [[spoiler: As in the ability to push things miles away in an instant, to push himself so fast it looks like he's teleporting, to create sonic booms by pushing the air, and even to push away abstract concepts like pain and exhaustion.]]
* HeroAntagonist: Despite the revelation of his true intentions, every meeting with the Straw Hats has him in opposition with them in some form, save for his last appearance where Franky met him outside the Thousand Sunny. Franky says that the crew should expect this to continue [[spoiler:after his full conversion]].
* HollywoodCyborg: He's a [[spoiler:Pacifista prototype]] human weapon.
* ImplacableMan: He's NighInvulnerable after all. [[spoiler: The Straw Hat Pirates were unable to touch nor hurt him, let alone stop.]]
* InformedFlaw: He is called "The Tyrant" for his limitless cruelty. He's never shown any significant amount of malice, and he certainly won't now that [[spoiler:he's been fully mechanized]].
* KnightOfCerebus:

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* HealingHands: Kind of. He can push the [[spoiler:pain pain and fatigue out of a person's body (which is manifested as a paw-shaped bubble) and put it in someone else, which doesn't heal the person's wounds but does free them of their suffering.]]
suffering.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: One of the most powerful characters in the One Piece universe. His power? The ability to push things. [[spoiler: As in the ability to push things miles away in an instant, to push himself so fast it looks like he's teleporting, to create sonic booms by pushing the air, and even to push away abstract concepts like pain and exhaustion.]]
exhaustion.
* HeroAntagonist: Despite the revelation of his true intentions, every meeting with the Straw Hats has him in opposition with them in some form, save for his last appearance where Franky met him outside the Thousand Sunny. Franky says that the crew should expect this to continue [[spoiler:after after his full conversion]].
conversion.
* HollywoodCyborg: He's a [[spoiler:Pacifista prototype]] Pacifista prototype human weapon.
* ImplacableMan: He's NighInvulnerable after all. [[spoiler: The Straw Hat Pirates were unable to touch nor hurt him, let alone stop.]]
stop.
* InformedFlaw: He is called "The Tyrant" for his limitless cruelty. He's never shown any significant amount of malice, and he certainly won't now that [[spoiler:he's he's been fully mechanized]].
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* KnightOfCerebus: KnightOfCerebus:



* LaResistance: Kuma was a member of [[spoiler:Monkey D. Dragon's army before his piracy days]].

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* LaResistance: Kuma was a member of [[spoiler:Monkey Monkey D. Dragon's army before his piracy days]].days.



* MadeOfDiamond: Comes with being a [[spoiler:Pacifista]].
* MoodWhiplash: His presence in Thriller Bark causes the situation to go from a silly horror parody to very serious, [[spoiler: especially after defeating the already exhausted Straw Hats with no effort.]]

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* MadeOfDiamond: Comes with being a [[spoiler:Pacifista]].
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* MoodWhiplash: His presence in Thriller Bark causes the situation to go from a silly horror parody to very serious, [[spoiler: especially after defeating the already exhausted Straw Hats with no effort.]]



** Played with. [[spoiler:Although the Straw Hats are unable to even ''touch'' him, he's able to use his powers to transport them out of harm's way without physically wounding them. The ''emotional'' damage, on the other hand...]]
** Though it's subverted when [[spoiler: the Straw Hats actually come out of that ordeal stronger than ever before, to the point that Franky calls Kuma a valuable ally.]]
** Played straight when he [[spoiler: injects Zoro with all of Luffy's pain gained from his fight with Oars and Moria, which is played seriously]].
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Even before he [[spoiler: became a mindless Marine drone]], Kuma was completely serious on the job and played no games.
* OneManArmy: He was able to defeat [[spoiler:the entire Straw Hat crew]] without even trying.

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** Played with. [[spoiler:Although Although the Straw Hats are unable to even ''touch'' him, he's able to use his powers to transport them out of harm's way without physically wounding them. The ''emotional'' damage, on the other hand...]]
hand...
** Though it's subverted when [[spoiler: the Straw Hats actually come out of that ordeal stronger than ever before, to the point that Franky calls Kuma a valuable ally.]]
ally.
** Played straight when he [[spoiler: injects Zoro with all of Luffy's pain gained from his fight with Oars and Moria, which is played seriously]].
seriously.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Even before he [[spoiler: became a mindless Marine drone]], drone, Kuma was completely serious on the job and played no games.
games.
* OneManArmy: He was able to defeat [[spoiler:the the entire Straw Hat crew]] crew without even trying.



* ShooOutTheClowns: His Devil Fruit power enables him to do this. The first thing he does when he shows up at Thriller Bark is send away Perona. He later does the same at Sabaody, removing [[spoiler:the entire Straw Hat crew]] from the islands.
* StealthMentor: His first meeting and "fight" with the Straw Hat Pirates was [[spoiler: essentially a SecretTestOfCharacter to Luffy's crew to see how loyal they were. Then in their second meeting he scatters them across the world to islands that all turn out to be the ''exact'' places they needed to go to each [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]].]]

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* ShooOutTheClowns: His Devil Fruit power enables him to do this. The first thing he does when he shows up at Thriller Bark is send away Perona. He later does the same at Sabaody, removing [[spoiler:the the entire Straw Hat crew]] crew from the islands.
* StealthMentor: His first meeting and "fight" with the Straw Hat Pirates was [[spoiler: essentially a SecretTestOfCharacter to Luffy's crew to see how loyal they were. Then in their second meeting he scatters them across the world to islands that all turn out to be the ''exact'' places they needed to go to each [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]].Badass.]]



* SuperPrototype: The original [[spoiler:Pacifista, later finalised as PX-0, complete with BreathWeapon and a [[PowerPalms devil fruit power]] that can slap you halfway across the planet]].

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* SuperPrototype: The original [[spoiler:Pacifista, Pacifista, later finalised as PX-0, complete with BreathWeapon and a [[PowerPalms devil fruit power]] power that can slap you halfway across the planet]].



** A bit of a subversion since we're talking about the Pacifistas (cyborgs modeled after Kuma), but let's roll with it; remember how ''a single'' Pacifista managed to smack the entire Straw Hat crew around like a bunch of ragdolls? 2 year time skip, and [[spoiler:the Monster Trio destroy ''two'' with ease]].

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** A bit of a subversion since we're talking about the Pacifistas (cyborgs modeled after Kuma), but let's roll with it; remember how ''a single'' Pacifista managed to smack the entire Straw Hat crew around like a bunch of ragdolls? 2 year time skip, and [[spoiler:the the Monster Trio destroy ''two'' with ease]].ease.



* ThanatosGambit: In exchange for [[spoiler: being turned into a robot]] he made a deal to be able to protect [[spoiler: The Thousand Sunny]] until one of the [[spoiler: Straw-Hats]] Returned to Sabaody Archipielago

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* ThanatosGambit: In exchange for [[spoiler: being turned into a robot]] robot he made a deal to be able to protect [[spoiler: The Thousand Sunny]] Sunny until one of the [[spoiler: Straw-Hats]] Straw-Hats Returned to Sabaody Archipielago Archipielago



* YouShallNotPass: Kuma had a mission directive installed to [[spoiler:protect the Thousand Sunny until one of the Straw Hats showed up]].

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* YouShallNotPass: Kuma had a mission directive installed to [[spoiler:protect protect the Thousand Sunny until one of the Straw Hats showed up]].up.



* ArchEnemy: [[{{Jerkass}} Kaido]] is his [[spoiler:because Kaido killed off his entire pirate crew and mutilated him in the past]]. Also, Luffy and [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] may have become additions to his "enemy-for-life" list.

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* ArchEnemy: [[{{Jerkass}} Kaido]] is his [[spoiler:because because Kaido killed off his entire pirate crew and mutilated him in the past]]. past. Also, Luffy and [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] Doflamingo may have become additions to his "enemy-for-life" list.



* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Subverted as he used others to fight for him, and as soon as he fights, [[spoiler:he's a glorified punching bag]]. It's heavily implied that he used to be ''far'' more powerful before Kaido murdered his crew and turned him into the FlunkyBoss that Luffy and co. dealt with.
* BadassDecay: The InUniverse reason for his expulsion from the Warlord; his defeat at Luffy's hands results in him being viewed as having undergone such. And even before that, he went from being a truly major threat befitting his title to a bitter, jaded, impotent washout who relied on his zombies for everything [[spoiler:after Kaido slaughtered his entire pirate crew]].

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* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Subverted as he used others to fight for him, and as soon as he fights, [[spoiler:he's he's a glorified punching bag]].bag. It's heavily implied that he used to be ''far'' more powerful before Kaido murdered his crew and turned him into the FlunkyBoss that Luffy and co. dealt with.
* BadassDecay: The InUniverse reason for his expulsion from the Warlord; his defeat at Luffy's hands results in him being viewed as having undergone such. And even before that, he went from being a truly major threat befitting his title to a bitter, jaded, impotent washout who relied on his zombies for everything [[spoiler:after after Kaido slaughtered his entire pirate crew]].crew.



* BodyHorror: Those stitches on his neck? Were damage control from [[spoiler:Kaido implicitly ''ripping his chin off'']]. The particulars are never explained, which is probably for the better.
* BrilliantButLazy: Moria is indeed a badass competitor worthy of his title of Warlord. He's also currently a lazy bum whose motto is "You do it!" [[spoiler:which made him extremely rusty.]]

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* BodyHorror: Those stitches on his neck? Were damage control from [[spoiler:Kaido Kaido implicitly ''ripping his chin off'']].off''. The particulars are never explained, which is probably for the better.
* BrilliantButLazy: Moria is indeed a badass competitor worthy of his title of Warlord. He's also currently a lazy bum whose motto is "You do it!" [[spoiler:which which made him extremely rusty.]]



* CreepyChild: An SBS Question Corner page showing the Warlords as kids reveals Moria was a dick even as a kid (and with horns to boot), but he was more optimistic in expression than he is now. He also mentions that he used to be a very sociable person who relied on his own strength to do things and that he had many good friends, likely within his crew as well. [[spoiler:Kaido murdering his crew and severely wounding him turned Moria into the lazy, [[FlunkyBoss zombie-mook-reliant]] asshole he is now.]]
* DarkIsEvil: The wielder of darkness powers, he's a pretty unpleasant guy.

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* CreepyChild: An SBS Question Corner page showing the Warlords as kids reveals Moria was a dick even as a kid (and with horns to boot), but he was more optimistic in expression than he is now. He also mentions that he used to be a very sociable person who relied on his own strength to do things and that he had many good friends, likely within his crew as well. [[spoiler:Kaido Kaido murdering his crew and severely wounding him turned Moria into the lazy, [[FlunkyBoss zombie-mook-reliant]] zombie-mook-reliant asshole he is now.]]
* DarkIsEvil: The wielder of darkness powers, he's a pretty unpleasant guy.



* FlunkyBoss: A non-video game example, as he prefers to have his underlings do the work for him. [[spoiler:His first fight with Luffy has him literally sitting on his ass, laying out, and offering commentary while Luffy tried, and failed, to get past Moria's shadow]].
* {{Foil}}: [[spoiler:To Luffy, as both were pirate captains who sought to become the Pirate King and dearly treasured [[TrueCompanions their crews]], and were devastated when their crews were cruelly torn away from them by an opponent ''way'' out of their league (Kuma/Kaido). However, the difference is that what Kuma did isn't lethal and is reversible. It's only this difference that prevented Luffy from becoming the bitter, jaded, [[FlunkyBoss zombie-mook-reliant]], and lazy washout that Moria became.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Provided one for the Sabaody Arc when he threw a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech at Luffy, stating that he's going to lose all his crew in the New World in his current (i.e pre-timeskip) state, which was exactly what happened to Luffy's crew when they tried fighting Kuma in Sabaody Arc]].
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:After his TrueCompanions were wiped out by Kaido, he began avoiding new attachments and surrounding himself with completely replaceable -- and nigh-indestructible -- zombies]].

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* FlunkyBoss: A non-video game example, as he prefers to have his underlings do the work for him. [[spoiler:His His first fight with Luffy has him literally sitting on his ass, laying out, and offering commentary while Luffy tried, and failed, to get past Moria's shadow]].
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* {{Foil}}: [[spoiler:To To Luffy, as both were pirate captains who sought to become the Pirate King and dearly treasured [[TrueCompanions their crews]], crews, and were devastated when their crews were cruelly torn away from them by an opponent ''way'' out of their league (Kuma/Kaido). However, the difference is that what Kuma did isn't lethal and is reversible. It's only this difference that prevented Luffy from becoming the bitter, jaded, [[FlunkyBoss zombie-mook-reliant]], and lazy washout that Moria became.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Provided Provided one for the Sabaody Arc when he threw a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech at Luffy, stating that he's going to lose all his crew in the New World in his current (i.e pre-timeskip) state, which was exactly what happened to Luffy's crew when they tried fighting Kuma in Sabaody Arc]].
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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:After After his TrueCompanions were wiped out by Kaido, he began avoiding new attachments and surrounding himself with completely replaceable -- and nigh-indestructible -- zombies]].zombies.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His Shadow Asgard move. Yeah, it turns him into a giant and gives him more strength. [[spoiler: [[ClippedWingAngel But it also makes him a bigger target and collected all of the shadows in one place for the heroes.]] What's more since he was weakened after being pummeled during the fight against Oars. He didn't have the strength to keep them in his body, having to alternate between fighting Luffy and trying to keep the shadows from escaping which eventually leads to his defeat.]]
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Not even taking into consideration [[spoiler: losing his Warlord status and nearly dying because he'd become too weak]], just compare his current self to how he [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/3/37/Young_Moria.png used]] [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/5/59/Kid_moria.PNG to be]].[[spoiler: Having all of his TrueCompanions slaughtered and his chin torn off ''really'' fucked him up.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His Shadow Asgard move. Yeah, it turns him into a giant and gives him more strength. [[spoiler: [[ClippedWingAngel But it also makes him a bigger target and collected all of the shadows in one place for the heroes.]] heroes. What's more since he was weakened after being pummeled during the fight against Oars. He didn't have the strength to keep them in his body, having to alternate between fighting Luffy and trying to keep the shadows from escaping which eventually leads to his defeat.]]
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* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Not even taking into consideration [[spoiler: losing his Warlord status and nearly dying because he'd become too weak]], weak, just compare his current self to how he [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/3/37/Young_Moria.png used]] [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/5/59/Kid_moria.PNG to be]].[[spoiler: Having all of his TrueCompanions slaughtered and his chin torn off ''really'' fucked him up.]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His Lizard Horn Spear impaled [[spoiler:even a colossal beast like Oars Jr.]] with ease.

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His Lizard Horn Spear impaled [[spoiler:even even a colossal beast like Oars Jr.]] Jr. with ease.



* MadeOfIron: He may lack strength, but think about it: he got up after being totally pummeled by ''Nightmare Luffy'', alias Luffy with the skills and fighting power of 100 people combined to his own. He got up (though after some time), went OneWingedAngel and then [[spoiler: survived two [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Gum Gum Giant Jet Shell]] in a row ''and'' a '''falling tower''' before finally fainting.]] He may not be good in direct combat, but he surely has one hell of a stamina!

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* MadeOfIron: He may lack strength, but think about it: he got up after being totally pummeled by ''Nightmare Luffy'', alias Luffy with the skills and fighting power of 100 people combined to his own. He got up (though after some time), went OneWingedAngel and then [[spoiler: survived two [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Gum Gum Giant Jet Shell]] Shell in a row ''and'' a '''falling tower''' before finally fainting.]] He may not be good in direct combat, but he surely has one hell of a stamina!



* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:During his VillainousBreakdown, when he reveals his FreudianExcuse, his eyes enlarge to the point of sporting bulging veins, his pupils shrink to an incredibly tiny size, and combined with his SlasherSmile it makes him look ''completely unhinged'']].

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* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:During During his VillainousBreakdown, when he reveals his FreudianExcuse, his eyes enlarge to the point of sporting bulging veins, his pupils shrink to an incredibly tiny size, and combined with his SlasherSmile it makes him look ''completely unhinged'']].unhinged''.



** He is probably the most notable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of the concept of using bounties as this. He has the second-highest bounty of the Warlords [[spoiler:prior to his removal yet is explicitly the weakest of their number]]. He might have been living up to his bounty before, though, before his bad past with Kaido.
** [[spoiler:He also used shadows as a power level, guessing correctly that Luffy used 100 shadows to become Nightmare Luffy. So to try and one up him, Moria absorbed 1000.]]
* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler: Despite rumors that he was killed by Doflamingo after the Marineford battle, Mihawk and several other attest that he's still alive.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: His rant against Luffy, stating that he's going to lose all his crew in the New World in his current (i.e pre-timeskip) state.
** VillainHasAPoint: He wasn't wrong, either; [[spoiler:none of the Straw Hats were anywhere ''near'' as powerful as they needed to be to survive even their first battle against New World enemies, and the process of realizing this (hint: Kuma) actually did nearly annihilate the Straw Hat Pirates and put Luffy through trauma as severe as that which broke Moria.]]

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** He is probably the most notable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of the concept of using bounties as this. He has the second-highest bounty of the Warlords [[spoiler:prior prior to his removal yet is explicitly the weakest of their number]].number. He might have been living up to his bounty before, though, before his bad past with Kaido.
** [[spoiler:He He also used shadows as a power level, guessing correctly that Luffy used 100 shadows to become Nightmare Luffy. So to try and one up him, Moria absorbed 1000.]]
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler: Despite rumors that he was killed by Doflamingo after the Marineford battle, Mihawk and several other attest that he's still alive.]]
alive.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: His rant against Luffy, stating that he's going to lose all his crew in the New World in his current (i.e pre-timeskip) state.
state.
** VillainHasAPoint: He wasn't wrong, either; [[spoiler:none none of the Straw Hats were anywhere ''near'' as powerful as they needed to be to survive even their first battle against New World enemies, and the process of realizing this (hint: Kuma) actually did nearly annihilate the Straw Hat Pirates and put Luffy through trauma as severe as that which broke Moria.]]



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:He didn't take the announcement that he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness had outlived his usefulness]] very well, and skidadled.]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:He He didn't take the announcement that he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness had outlived his usefulness]] usefulness very well, and skidadled.]].



* TookALevelInJerkass: His SBS appearance, while having a CreepyChild vibe, is clearly the most optimistic looking of the warlords as kids; cue the present where he's an ass to everyone. [[spoiler:Having your entire pirate crew wiped out by a {{Jerkass}} Emperor can do that to you.]]
* TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:With his pirate crew, who were all killed by the Emperor Kaido at one point in his past. Even after some years after their deaths, he still thinks rather fondly of them and remembering their fates affects him greatly.]]
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He took it as a personal insult when Kuma arrived to inform him that the WG sent him to help beat Luffy. Moria insisted he'd defeat the "Straw Hat rookies" himself. Turns out Luffy was much tougher than he anticipated, [[spoiler:which his BadassDecay didn't help in the slightest]].

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* TookALevelInJerkass: His SBS appearance, while having a CreepyChild vibe, is clearly the most optimistic looking of the warlords as kids; cue the present where he's an ass to everyone. [[spoiler:Having Having your entire pirate crew wiped out by a {{Jerkass}} Emperor can do that to you.]]
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* TrueCompanions: [[spoiler:With With his pirate crew, who were all killed by the Emperor Kaido at one point in his past. Even after some years after their deaths, he still thinks rather fondly of them and remembering their fates affects him greatly.]]
greatly.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He took it as a personal insult when Kuma arrived to inform him that the WG sent him to help beat Luffy. Moria insisted he'd defeat the "Straw Hat rookies" himself. Turns out Luffy was much tougher than he anticipated, [[spoiler:which which his BadassDecay didn't help in the slightest]].slightest.



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:His is one of the most nightmarish in the whole series. After his strongest zombie Oars is defeated by the Straw Hats and the Rolling Pirates, who all demand that he give their shadows back, Moria ''snaps'', ranting about how he lost his old beloved pirate crew to Kaido and how Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates will suffer the same fate due to being too weak for the New World, all while sporting a completely unhinged and terrifying NightmareFace. Then he absorbs everyone's shadows into his body and uses ''[[OneWingedAngel Shadow's Asgard]]'', which provokes a MassOhCrap]].

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:His His is one of the most nightmarish in the whole series. After his strongest zombie Oars is defeated by the Straw Hats and the Rolling Pirates, who all demand that he give their shadows back, Moria ''snaps'', ranting about how he lost his old beloved pirate crew to Kaido and how Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates will suffer the same fate due to being too weak for the New World, all while sporting a completely unhinged and terrifying NightmareFace. Then he absorbs everyone's shadows into his body and uses ''[[OneWingedAngel Shadow's Asgard]]'', Asgard'', which provokes a MassOhCrap]].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:The reason why he's a lazy, ineffectual joke of a villain who relies on his zombies to be a threat can be chalked up to the trauma of watching Kaido slaughter his entire crew and his subsequent vow to never lose another person working under his flag, which is honestly a pretty understandable and compelling motivation, even though he's a complete dick]].
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:After losing to Luffy, he's one-shotted by Jimbei and finally kicked out of the group after the war.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:The The reason why he's a lazy, ineffectual joke of a villain who relies on his zombies to be a threat can be chalked up to the trauma of watching Kaido slaughter his entire crew and his subsequent vow to never lose another person working under his flag, which is honestly a pretty understandable and compelling motivation, even though he's a complete dick]].
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* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:After After losing to Luffy, he's one-shotted by Jimbei and finally kicked out of the group after the war.]]



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She's capable of ''pulverizing'' [[spoiler:multiple petrified enemies, and later a Pacisfista's head]], with ''a single kick from her bare leg'', [[SuperSpeed not to mention]] [[SuperReflexes being insanely fast]] and she was one of the few (including Mihawk and Doflamingo) to leave unscathed from [[spoiler:the War against Whitebeard]]. This came as a MeaningfulEcho, since it was constantly stated that strength is beauty for the Amazons and even Sengoku considered her monstrously strong.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: She's capable of ''pulverizing'' [[spoiler:multiple multiple petrified enemies, and later a Pacisfista's head]], head, with ''a single kick from her bare leg'', [[SuperSpeed not to mention]] [[SuperReflexes being insanely fast]] and she was one of the few (including Mihawk and Doflamingo) to leave unscathed from [[spoiler:the the War against Whitebeard]].Whitebeard. This came as a MeaningfulEcho, since it was constantly stated that strength is beauty for the Amazons and even Sengoku considered her monstrously strong.



* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: She believes that she can get away with doing whatever she wants. Why? Because [[MsFanservice she's hot]], and she knows it. And it looks like she's telling the truth: she's openly helped Luffy several times since they met, including attacking Marines in the open at Marineford. Allying with the Straw Hats would easily get her Warlord status revoked [[spoiler:which is exactly what happened to Trafalgar Law when he declared the Straw Hats his allies]], but as of the start of the Dressrosa Arc, she is confirmed to still be one of the Warlords.
* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: She actually thinks she and Luffy are engaged.

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* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: She believes that she can get away with doing whatever she wants. Why? Because [[MsFanservice she's hot]], and she knows it. And it looks like she's telling the truth: she's openly helped Luffy several times since they met, including attacking Marines in the open at Marineford. Allying with the Straw Hats would easily get her Warlord status revoked [[spoiler:which which is exactly what happened to Trafalgar Law when he declared the Straw Hats his allies]], allies, but as of the start of the Dressrosa Arc, she is confirmed to still be one of the Warlords.
* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: She actually thinks she and Luffy are engaged.



* YouKilledMyFather: He doesn't give much of a crap about Whitebeard's treasure, and is more interested in killing the man that did him in; namely, [[spoiler:Blackbeard]]. His ''mother'' on the other hand, cares more about the treasure than going after Whitebeard's killer.

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* YouKilledMyFather: He doesn't give much of a crap about Whitebeard's treasure, and is more interested in killing the man that did him in; namely, [[spoiler:Blackbeard]].Blackbeard. His ''mother'' on the other hand, cares more about the treasure than going after Whitebeard's killer.
23rd Apr '17 6:35:52 PM gjjones
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->See [[Characters/OnePieceMajorAllies Major Allies]]

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->See his entry on the [[Characters/OnePieceMajorAllies Major Allies]]
Allies]] page.



->See [[Characters/OnePieceTheFourEmperors The Four Emperors]]

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->See his entry on the [[Characters/OnePieceTheFourEmperors The Four Emperors]]
Emperors]] page.



->See [[Characters/OnePieceMajorVillainsEastBlue Major Villains in East Blue]]

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->See his entry on the [[Characters/OnePieceMajorVillainsEastBlue Major Villains in East Blue]]
Blue]] page.



->See [[Characters/OnePieceTheElevenSupernovas The Eleven Supernovas]]

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->See his entry on the [[Characters/OnePieceTheElevenSupernovas The Eleven Supernovas]]
Supernovas]] page.
23rd Apr '17 10:26:29 AM Nefisis
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** She's also somehow managed to mantain her title as a Warlord despite openly attacking Marines and Pacifistas during the Marineford War.


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* ExactWords: When an angry Marine berates her for indiscriminately attacking both pirates and Marines during the Marineford War, she replies that she only specifically agreed to fight Whitebeard, not ally with the Marines.
18th Apr '17 2:11:14 PM KOman
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* VerbalTic: As a child, he ended his sentences with [[spoiler:"eh", like many other World Nobles.]]


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* NoOntologicalInertia: Double subverted. Initially, he tells Luffy that no matter what happens to him, the shadows he stole will never return to their proper owners unless he tells them to. However, once he absorbs all the shadows for his Shadows Asgard technique, [[ClippedWingAngel the issue is simplified down to beating them out of his bloated mouth]].
16th Apr '17 8:33:06 PM Eddy1215
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** His name is ''[[Film/{{Dracula}}/Dracule]]''... take from that what you will.

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** His name is ''[[Film/{{Dracula}}/Dracule]]''...''[[Film/{{Dracula}} Dracule]]''... take from that what you will.
16th Apr '17 5:51:43 PM Maddoxsort
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So far, it is completely ambiguous if Mihawk has a bounty, but what is known is that he has enough skill to match Shanks in a duel- though this has fallen by the wayside now that Shanks has lost his good arm.

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So far, it is completely ambiguous if Mihawk has a bounty, but what is known is that he has enough skill to match Shanks ''Shanks'' in a duel- though this has fallen by the wayside now that Shanks has lost his good arm.
16th Apr '17 5:48:40 PM Maddoxsort
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The first of the Seven Warlords to be formally introduced, with his appearance marking their very first mention in the story, Dracule Mihawk currently carries the title of the "Greatest swordsman in the world." Unlike practically every other pirate and even the other Warlords, he is a loner, sailing the seas in a small boat and never interacting with others unless absolutely necessary. He is said to have had a rivalry with Shanks in the past, and that their duels were truly titanic. It is Zoro's ultimate goal to defeat him, and after seeing his warrior spirit, Mihawk urged Zoro to become stronger and surpass him one day.

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The first of the Seven Warlords to be formally introduced, with his appearance marking their very first mention in the story, Dracule Mihawk currently carries the title of the "Greatest swordsman in the world." Unlike practically every other pirate and even the other Warlords, he is a loner, sailing the seas in a small boat and never interacting with others unless absolutely necessary. He is said to have had a rivalry with Shanks in the past, and that their duels were truly titanic. It is Zoro's ultimate goal to defeat him, and after seeing his warrior spirit, Mihawk urged Zoro to become stronger and surpass him one day. Despite the fact he has unfathomably strong and nearly incontestable skills, he is a reclusive man who prefers solitude, and only comes to meetings at Navy Headquarters when his interest is piqued by something or it is mandatory. He is also the only member of the Warlords who does his job the most honestly and dutifully, attacking nobody but other pirates who antagonize the World Government and rarely, if ever, showing disobedience or engaging in deceitful activities.

So far, it is completely ambiguous if Mihawk has a bounty, but what is known is that he has enough skill to match Shanks in a duel- though this has fallen by the wayside now that Shanks has lost his good arm.


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** His name is ''[[Film/{{Dracula}}/Dracule]]''... take from that what you will.
8th Apr '17 12:03:58 PM KOman
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* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is brown in the manga, but black in the anime. Also, his jacket was initially orange in the manga before changing to black like in the anime.
24th Mar '17 10:12:17 AM TheTropper
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: One of the recent chapter covers depicts Crocodile holding an umbrella over a sad looking dog that was shivering in the rain. Being fan-requested cover art, the scene is not canon, but the thought that one of the most despicable characters in the series has enough of a soft spot for dogs in this depiction that he couldn't leave it out in the rain is an amusing one.


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* PetTheDog: One of the recent chapter covers depicts Crocodile holding an umbrella over a sad looking dog that was shivering in the rain. Being fan-requested cover art, the scene is not canon, but the thought that one of the most despicable characters in the series has enough of a soft spot for dogs that he couldn't leave out in the rain is an amusing one.
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