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!!Tropes for OnePiece

* QuicksandSucks: Crocodile's ''Desert [[GratuitousItalian Girasole]]'' basically left Luffy sinking into a large pool of quicksand with seemingly no way of getting out. It's a good thing Miss All-Sunday was around at the time to help.
** [[spoiler:There's also Caribou who is basically a living swamp that everything sinks into. Said swamp has [[{{Hammerspace}} infinite space]] to hold things.]]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Numerous, including Baroque Works, [=CP9=].
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler: The Toy Soldier/Kyros]] was revealed to be a lowly street thug before eventually [[spoiler: marrying Scarlett, Rebecca's mother]] and becoming a member of royalty.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Plenty, but the Straw Hat crew quickly stands out especially when they add a [[HalfHumanHybrid reindeer-man]], a [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg]] and an [[TheUndead undead]] [[DemBones skeleton]] to their ranks.
* RainAura
* RankUp: Captain Smoker gets promoted by the Marines to Commodore. Commodore Smoker is not too happy about his promotion as he feels he didn't deserve it, but he does use his new leverage to operate wherever he wants.
** [[spoiler:He has now been promoted to vice-admiral. Tashigi was promoted five times from Ensign to Captain.]]
** Speaking of the Marines, Coby went from Chore Boy to Master Chief Petty Officer, after some intense TrainingFromHell under Garp. [[spoiler: After the TimeSkip, he's a ''captain'', the same rank as Tashigi, which means he ranked up even faster than her.]]
* RapidAging: In chapter 650, [[spoiler: Hody and his gang end up turning into old men. Apparently it's one of the side effects of all of those pills they took. Funny and sad at the same time.]]
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Luffy's "Gatling" and derived techniques
* RasputinianDeath: '''[[spoiler:WHITEBEARD.]]''' What he went through simply has to be seen to be believed. Even the {{Narrator}} comments on it. Full list: 152 Gunshots, 267 Sword wounds (including one ''all the way through his chest''), 46 ''cannon balls'', and two counts of being impaled by '''LAVA'''. And this is from a man who is [[spoiler: already very old and on freaking ''dialysis'']]. Wow.
** Might I add that in the manga, [[spoiler:''HALF HIS FACE IS MELTED OFF!'' '''AND HE DIES. STANDING. UP.''']]
*** This may be a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benkei Benkei]].
* RatedMForManly
* RazorWind: Many of the attacks in the series, namely Cipher Pol 9's "Rankyaku" and Zoro's "Poundo Hou" and "Tatsumaki" techniques. Mr. 1 is a pretty blatant example, since he can slice things up just by waving his hands. We don't even see any wind.
** In the anime {{Razor Wind}}s resemble energy waves of [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience varying colours]].
** Also, Eric the Whirlwind in one of the {{Filler}} arcs. [[FanonDisContinuity If you count those.]]
* RealityEnsues: Yes, even a series as wacky as ''One Piece'' can be surprisingly astute and thoughtful when it comes to economics, politics and problems that ''cannot'' be solved by fists and super-powers. And ironically, such observations are often made by [[IdiotHero Luffy and Usopp]], much to the [[LampshadeHanging surprise of their crew.]]
** For example, most pirating adventures conveniently skirt the issue of just ''how'' our heroes will get to spend their ill-gotten mountain of glittering gold and jewels, and automatically TimeSkip to them becoming filthy rich kings-and-queens. Not so ''OnePiece'', as Luffy discuss with Usopp and Nami on how to pay for repairing the ''Going Merry'' with their loot of priceless Shandoran gold, which might as well as be worthless-scrap if they ''don't'' take a trip to the local pawnbroker first.
---> '''Luffy:''' Can't we just go straight the shipyard?\\
'''Ussop:''' We can't just carry all this gold with us; makes me bloody nervous.\\
'''Luffy:''' But the value won't change even if we don't exchange it for cash, right?\\
'''Ussop:''' Yeah, but carrying around all this gold will attract a LOT of unwanted attention; what if bad guys try to rob us because of it?\\
'''Luffy:''' But we ''are'' the bad guys.\\
'''Nami:''' In other words, once we change this gold for bank-notes, even ''we'' can carry and ''spend'' it without any trouble!
** Enel's and Nami's lightning abilities are treated more realistically than most of the logias. Sure, the people hit by them don't ''die'' like they would in real life, but even ''one'' electric shock is enough to drop the likes of ''Sanji'', ''Kalifa'', and everybody else attacked by Enel or Nami without any problems. Even Zoro could only take two shocks from Enel.
* RealMenEatMeat: Luffy's favorite food.
* RealMenWearPink: Sanji has worn pink, and it is Chopper's identifying color. Donquixote Doflamingo wears a pink feathery overcoat, and has proven himself to be pretty badass at the Battle of Marineford. And of course, the manliest of men, Bon Clay.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Arlong is quite fond of giving these to humans to show why Fishmen are superior. Luffy counters by ''inverting'' the trope, giving a Reason ''I'' Suck Speech stating everything his crew can do that he can't, then adding that the one thing he ''can'' do is kick Arlong's ass.
** Cavendish unleashes one on [[spoiler:the tournament spectators who were jeering and screaming for Rebecca's death. He calls them out on their cowardice as it is easy to scream for death from the safety of a spectator and if they really had a desire to see Rebecca dead, they should have joined the tournament]].
* RecliningReigner: Don Achino.
* RecruitedFromTheGutter:
** Robin was a criminal who asked Luffy for a place on the crew instead of the other way around (Luffy's usual MO). At first it appeared they were just the latest in a long string of criminals she'd associated herself with, but [[spoiler: it turns out that she'd been on the lam for 20 years and this was the first time she felt like she had a "home"]].
** Shiliew is bored to death with Impel Down prison and, when the Blackbeard Pirates broke in, he asked them to join their crew, and they let him in.
** Luffy specifically recruited Nami to free her from Arlong's rule. That, and he needed a navigator.
* RedBaron: Basically everyone who isn't a civilian or a total weakling.
* RedOniBlueOni: Taken to a pretty much literal sense with Oars and Nightmare Luffy.
** Also Dorry and Broggy, who were called the Red and Blue Ogres.
** Sanji and Zoro have a weird mix of this, with Sanji normally being Red, passionate and romantic, and Zoro being cold and deadpan, when they get into fights however Zoro gets his [[SlasherSmile smile on]] and Sanji quits acting like a fool.
** We also have Luffy and Zoro, one being hot-headed, headstrong and wild, with the other being calm, serious and controlled (most of the time).
** Orange-haired and red-eyed Nami who gets easily annoyed at the stupidity of the crew, versus black for Robin who laughs at their antics and has only once ever had a DemonHead (at an enemy).
** On the Marine's side, there's Garp and Sengoku, with Garp as the Red Oni and Sengoku as the Blue Oni. This is demonstrated further in the anime version of Episode 0, where Garp wears a red tie and Sengoku wears a blue tie.
* RedShirtArmy: All marines (besides those few with names and/or backstories) are just one big version of this trope.
** To clarify: got a crazy theory on what'll come up? Oda will most likely top it in the most out-of-field way possible.
* ReinventingTheTelephone: For some odd reason, phones and cameras in this world are snails. Not only that, but during a conversation, the snail is able to express the emotion of the person on the other end. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer What more do you want from me?]]
** The Japanese language makes the pun, the term for the Phone/Transponder snails is Dendenmushi which means snail normally. Den in Japanese can mean Electric and Communication, and Mushi is bug, so the word for snail becomes Electric Communication Bug. Compare with the word for Telephone, Denwa, which means Electric Conversation.
* RescueArc: The Enies Lobby Arc revolves around the Straw Hats trying to save Robin from the clutches of the World Government, who plan on harvesting her knowledge of and then killing her for reading illegal inscriptions.
** The Impel Down arc begins with Luffy's attempt to rescue [[spoiler:his brother Ace]] from the most fearsome prison in the world.
** After [[spoiler:failing to spring Ace]], Luffy decides to bust out of Impel Down (a prison considered impregnable), with an army of over 200 rowdy criminals including two Revolutionaries, two Warlords, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Buggy]], and head to ''Marine Headquarters'' to join the FinalBattle and attempt to stop [[spoiler:Ace's execution]].
* {{Retcon}}: The Armament Haki turning the users' skin or weapons black and shiny was added in after the Timeskip with no explanation given for it's lack of existence before the Timeskip; before, it was simply invisible. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] however; with so much importance placed on Haki usage in the New World, there needed to be a way to more clearly distinguish when it was being used or not.
* RetiredBadass: Red Leg Zeff, Silvers Rayleigh, Shakky, and Doctor Kureha.
* TheReveal: Ace is actually [[spoiler:Gold Roger's son]].
* RevealingCoverUp: When the denizens of Punk Hazard's attempt to fool Smoker into leaving the island backfires because he's familiar with the island's history.
* RevengeByProxy: One pirate in the Dressrosa Tournament is after Luffy because of what Garp did to this man and his family years ago.
* ReverseMole: Nico Robin. Also possibly [[spoiler:Bartholomew Kuma as a mole in the World Government for Dragon]], though we didn't get more than vague hints regarding this.
** As of the latest chapter, [[spoiler:Kuma is revealed to really be a mole for Dragon and that this was his reason for saving the Straw Hats back at the Sabaody Archipelago.]]
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Dragon is leading a revolutionary war against the tyrannical, slave owning, massacre happy, conspiracy loving World Government. Fisher Tiger rescued slaves and lead an attack against the incredibly corrupt and decadent nobility. Other revolutionaries are shown freeing [[spoiler:Robin]] from a work camp. The worst thing anyone to do with the Revolution has been shown doing is Ivankov's GenderBender antics. Now Oda may turn this around when we learn more about the Revolution but so far they've been portrayed as entirely heroic.
** Though if you pay attention one of the Revolutionaries seems to have just shot someone execution-style in the coverstory, usually something that isn't seen as very humane, but it remains to be seen what the overall attitude of the movement is.
** And of course there is also the fact that the Revolutionaries spread their ideals through warfare so it seems to [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zag]] between this trope and TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized
*** So GoodIsNotNice?
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Chopper. Also baby Laboon in flashbacks, and the Spaceys in Eneru's cover story.
* RidiculouslyFastConstruction: At one point during Thriller Bark, Franky, Usopp, Sanji and Zoro come across a place that they can't jump over. Usopp, Sanji and Zoro turn around and in about five seconds, they turn back around and see that Franky just built a bridge. Later on, Nami runs across it and comments how quickly yet well made it looks.
* RightfulKingReturns: Wapol came back to his kingdom and got promptly sent flying into the sky by Luffy. Also, King Nefertari returned after Luffy kicked Crocodile's ass and peace returned to Alabasta.
** [[spoiler:Donquixote Doflamingo]] retook control of his family kingdom after eight centuries. Like in the case of Wapol, the usually idealistic trope is twisted in his hands, him being evil and those having ruled in his stead good and fair people.
* RightHandHottie: FemmeFatale Kalifa fulfills this role for Iceburg in OnePiece [[spoiler:just before being revealed as an assassin/ spy sent by the world government]].
* RightMakesMight: According to the author, those who have stronger convictions will always prevail.
** Luffy gave up the unwinnable fight and told his friends to run, causing his convictions to drop, and thereby lose them the battle.
--> '''Donquixote Doflamingo''': ''(on the Marineford battle)'' Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will... Whoever wins this war, becomes justice!
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Luffy on several occasions, but most notably during the Marineford arc, when his FoeTossingCharge lasts for several episodes and (amongst other things) sends a giant flying.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Vivi
** Queen Otohime of Fishman Island makes time in her day to be a mother of 4, schoolteacher, rescue worker and activist.
** [[spoiler: Ricky/King Riku]] secretly participated in the Corrida tournament to win the Mera Mera Fruit to [[spoiler: overthrow Doflamingo.]] Likewise [[spoiler: his granddaughter Rebecca]] is doing the same and [[spoiler: manages to win the D round to advance to the finals.]] And then there is [[spoiler: Violet/Viola, Riku's daughter who is a ReverseMole and is helping the Straw Hats against Doflamingo.]]
* RubberMan: Monkey D. Luffy himself. A particularly literal example, in that he can't truly [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshift]] like some Rubber Men, but he can stretch any part of his body to ridiculous lengths, is extremely resistant to electrical and blunt-force attacks, and uses rubber's natural "snap-back" in most of his attacks.
* RuggedScar: Invoked by Luffy, who gave himself a scar under his eye in honor of his hero Shanks. Shanks himself has a claw mark scar over his eye from his fight with Blackbeard.
* {{Rule 34}}: Quite a bit of it, mostly involving [[MsFanservice Nami and Robin]].
* {{Rule 63}}: While a normal rule of the internet, this one bears special notice in that ever since the introduction of Ivankov's ability to pull a GenderBender at-will and [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091204002606/onepiece/images/a/a1/Genderswaped_SH.PNG Oda's illustrated response]] to a fan question as to what it would look like if applied to the main cast, there has been an absolute ''deluge'' of Gender Flipped art on the internet, and Oda has only himself to blame.
* RuleOfCool: Do most of the Devil Fruit powers make sense or follow any sort of physics? No. Are they cool? Yes. On a more wide range, the series itself seems to run on this at times. And it is awesome.
* RuleOfFunny: Tons of things. For one, it's the only reason that Chopper and Brook always jump in to save Luffy when he falls overboard, despite the fact that not only do they share his SuperDrowningSkills, one was never able to swim in the first place and the other has had them longer than the other two combined.
* RunningGagged: Usopp's lies. This slowly started fading out due to his CharacterDevelopment. In the beginning, Usopp would lie often and sometimes for no good reason. Now he lies rarely and usually has a battle plan whenever he does.
** Until you realized that his lies became a SelfFullfillingProphecy. For example, he lies about fighting a dragon(came true in Punk Hazard arc), he also lies about fighting a three-headed dog(Gecko Moria arc), and he lies about a giant goldfish(shows up at the end of the Little Garden arc).
* RunningGag: Numerous. A significant amount passes over into BrickJoke-territory.
** For example, Luffy and Usopp's impersonations of various characters, mostly crewmates.
** Whenever Chopper meets someone, chances are they'll mistake him for a raccoon dog, ''despite his antlers.''
*** Or they'll mistake him for something else, depending on what form he's taking at the time.
** During the Enies Lobby arc, characters will shout angrily whenever they happen to run into Franky, apparently forgetting that he already made a HeelFaceTurn.
** Nami has a bad habit of fighting Devil Fruit users that end up making her flat-chested in some way. Kalifa smoothed out her curves, Jora made her completely flat, and Ain reduced her to a child's age.
* SandIsWater: In the Alabasta arc, there's an anime filler where we see a ship that, you guessed it, sails on the sand as if it was water.
* SandInMyEyes: When Franky hears the story of why Usopp wanted to fix Merry, him and his two girls start to cry ManlyTears. When Usopp calls them out on it, Franky says: "I'm not crying dammit!"
** Heck, this is a bit of a RunningGag for Franky.
* SarcasticConfession: In the G8 filler, when a captured Zoro was being interrogated by the Marines how he snuck into the fortress. Zoro tells them in a bored voice that he fell from the sky.
* ScareTheDog: One of the first memorable moments is Shanks scaring off a giant eel to cement how much of {{badass}} he is. Later Luffy does it similarly with a bison. Much later, it's revealed what they did was a form of Haki that only a select few are capable of doing.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Captain Kuro and Admiral Kizaru. Though with the latter he's very cheery. Unfortunately almost every pirate is afraid of this guy and that's before having some knowledge what he can actually do.
** Kuma also manages to pull this off in the anime, despite the fact that he's technically not wearing glasses.
** Rayleigh in the anime, too.
* SceneryPorn: Seriously, just [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100912080811/onepiece/images/c/c7/Albarna_palace.png LOOK]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090326233548/onepiece/images/9/92/Angel_Island_act_2.jpg at]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110730142328/onepiece/images/9/9a/Water7a.jpg some]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100630022842/onepiece/images/0/0d/Shabondy_Archplago.PNG of]] [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120213230739/onepiece/images/2/20/Marinefordready.JPG these]] [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/b/b2/Ryugu_Palace.PNG places]].
* SchizoTech: In a world with relatively old-fashioned technology, we have things like cyborgs that are capable of firing laser beams from their mouths, though this is {{Hand Wave}}d by saying that the mind behind said laser-firing cyborgs is several centuries ahead of its time.
** Franky was sent by Kuma to a futuristic winter island where the mind in question was born.
** [[spoiler:They also apparently have flat-screen [=TVs=] and stereo speakers. Seriously.]]
*** Its a wonder what [[OrganicTechnology snails]] can do.
** Justifiable - most of the islands are separated by wild weather, sea kings and wonky magnetic fields. One region's advances take a long time to spread, except when it is beneficial for the World Government or Marines who can bypass those obstacles.
* ScissorsCutsRock: Luffy, being a rubber man, is immune to Eneru's electricity-based powers. However, Eneru finds ways to hurt Luffy anyway by applying electricity indirectly, culminating in his tossing Luffy overboard with a gigantic gold sphere attached to his wrist serving as an anchor. Luffy defeats Eneru as soon as he gets out of the mess, but Eneru did turn what should've been a CurbStompBattle into one where he had the edge.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Boa Hancock. That is, until Luffy comes along.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: Jinbe after Luffy's fight with Hody, as he gives Luffy a blood transfusion despite Fishman Island's law that Fishmen are not allowed to give blood to humans. Jinbe justifies this by noting that he's pirate, and acts outside the law anyway. However, it's made clear that after the events of the arc thus far, none of the Fishmen are really interested in enforcing that law anymore, least of all against the guy most responsible for saving Fishman Island and everyone on it.]]
* SdrawkcabName: Elbaf. [[spoiler:Fable]].
** The Viz translation missed this and Romanized the land as "Elbaph".
** One of Smoker's attack names is "Moku Moku no Cloud". "Moku" spelled backwards is "Kumo", or "Cloud".
* SeaMonster: The Sea Kings. They are '''''HUGE''''', [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110208183540/onepiece/images/f/f0/OnePieceSeaking.jpg see for yourself]].
** That little spec on the big one's nose? Thats a ''pirate ship''.
* SecretArt: ''Rokushiki'' (Six Powers). Known only to [=CP9=] and certain Marine officers.
* SelfDeprecation: In one of the specials, Oda created a character for himself. His defining moment makes him look like an idiot and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFRxqZpEVew he even gets beat up by, of all people, the quartet of Buggy, Hatchan, Jango and Bon Clay]].
* SelfDuplication: Nico Robin has acquired to do the ability to do this during the TimeSkip in ''OnePiece.''
* SenselessSacrifice: A nonlethal comedic variant. There's been at least one instance where Luffy [[SuperDrowningSkills fell into the water]], and ''Chopper'', and later ''Brook'' dove in to save him, forgetting that they are ''also'' Fruit Eaters, and can't swim either. Zoro saved them each time, though.
* SerialEscalation: Each FinishingMove Luffy uses to knock out each BigBad is more over the top and devastating than the last.
** Along with how much damage he takes before managing to pull off said finishing move.
* ShadowWalker: Variation. Gecko Moria can detach his shadow which can move freely far away from him. He can then teleport to switch places with it. This is used to reach great distances safely as well as acting as decoy.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Subverted and then played straight as Sanji has no problem kicking Mr. 2 around when he looks like Usopp, but the minute he transforms into Nami...
* {{Shapeshifting}}: All Zoan fruits do this, allowing the user to shift between their natural form, a particular animal form, and a hybrid of the two. Chopper is notable in that his Rumble Ball temporarily grants him further variations. Some Paramecia fruits grant similar powers, most notably Mr. 2 Bon Clay's, which lets him transform into other people.
* SharkMan: Any shark-type fishman, Arlong and Hody being prime examples.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In the Dressrosa arc, [[spoiler: Koala, the slave girl that Fisher Tiger had rescued]] made a [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/File:Koala_Manga_Infobox.png reappearance]].
* ShipperOnDeck: The two managers of Blue Station in the Water 7 Arc apparently ship Paulie/Nami.
* ShipSinking: ''All'' of them; WordOfGod says that there are no canon relationships and never will be.
* {{Shonen}}: One of the more well-known.
* ShonenHair: Notably absent. While Luffy has one it looks pretty normal compared to other shonen hairs.
* ShootingSuperman: You would think that by this point, everyone would know that trying to hurt Luffy with a bullet would be almost suicidal. Especially since the bullet might come back and shoot you instead.
** And now after the TimeSkip he can absorb enemies' attack and return it with twice the power.
* ShoutOut: There's a ShoutOut to the second ''{{Terminator}}'' film in episode 443 where Crocodile takes a headshot and the resulting hole and camera angle is identical to the one in the scene where the T-1000 is headshotted during the film's climax.
** [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/c/c1/Chapter_247.png Chapter 247's cover story page]] has Wapol out in a snowy town in a none-too-subtle reference to ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl''.
** Saint Jalmack the Celestial Dragon's cube-shaped air helmet looks a lot like the ones at the end of ''WesternAnimation/WallE''.
** The maw of Bowin Archipelago looks a lot like [[{{Transformers}} Unicron]].
** In chapter 592 of the manga, Brook is referred to as [[Manga/DragonBall Master Satan]].
** Sanji's fight with Scarlet in Movie 10 is a very blatant one to ''Film/KingKong'': A huge ape (Scarlet) kidnapping a beautiful young woman (Robin), and bringing her to the top of a tower. It ends, however, with Scarlet being knocked down ''through'' the tower instead of off of it.
** A possible shout out is Brook opening his afro/skull as though it is on a hinge and storing items (namely his Tone Dial) inside, in a similar fashion to Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.
** In episode 467, The art shift made to represent extreme hot blood and Luffy's large spinning fist are [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann strangely familiar]]...
*** Additionally, one of the Kuja tribeswomen looks a lot like a brown-haired Yoko. Since the director for that episode had worked on ''Gurren Lagann'', it's probably not a coincidence.
** This is farfetched but Diamond Jozu might be a reference to the old American folk song Diamond Joe, with his "[[http://is.gd/ifpzk diamond studded jaw]]".
** In chapter 619, Neptune pulls off an [[KamehameHadoken attack]] which, down to the arm movements and the effect, resembles a [[Manga/DragonBall Kamehameha wave]].
** Nearly 600 chapters after his meeting with Luffy, Gaimon reappears in a cover page with a new friend. Together, they are [[SimonAndGarfunkel Gaimon and Sarfunkel]].
** In Thriller Bark, one of Hogback's minions is [[{{Eyeshield21}} a bat with the number 21.]]
** Another farfetched one: Sanji's a cook, and his nickname is Black Leg. Pata Negra, its Spanish translation, is a world famous type of [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uw9CQVXKCnk/TRRMUNxGjAI/AAAAAAAABZE/U-CrCHOBRPI/s1600/pata-negra.jpg ham]].
** [[spoiler: On the cover of chapter 641, we finally see Vivi after two years. Not only that, but she [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness shops smart, she shops S-Mart.]]]]
** Anyone else think the giant crab-based submarine the Foxy Pirates use in episode 226 looks a lot like another aquatic animal-based submarine a certain [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} other group of three]] uses?
** [[CombiningMecha Pirates Docking 6's]] scene in the anime has Franky shouting YATTE YARUZE, and the 'combining beam' is red in color, a motif that shows up in {{Dancougar}}, one of [[Creator/KazukiYao Franky's seiyuu's]] most iconic roles.
** [[spoiler: The dragon the crew encounters on Punk Hazard resembles a [[Film/HowToTrainYourDragon Monstrous Nightmare]].]]
** In Chapter 657, Sanji said to Franky "that weird body of yours [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam isn't just for show.]]
** 'Iron Mask' Duval, leader of a group of Flying Fish [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Bikers]], wields a spear-gun shotgun and complains about the painful scar on his back while doggedly pursuing 'the man who cast him into hell'... a subtle reference to Jagi of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', perhaps? To the writer's credit, however, the words 'You are already dead' were never uttered. That must have been tempting.
** Oda has loaded the series with nods to real pirates. Crowner? [[ShroudedInMyth Legend and Wikipedia has it]] that the notorious pirate Olivier Levasseur, threw a parchment with an encrypted message into the assembled crowd immediately before he was hanged in Saint-Denis on Réunion in 1730, [[WeaselWords allegedly]] accompanied by the words ''"Find my treasure, ye who may understand it!"''[[note]]Or rather their French equivalent.[[/note]]. It is furthermore rumored that, since then, many a father's inheritance has been blown on projects of [[GetRichQuickScheme decoding the message and finding the treasure.]] [[SchmuckBait You can try your luck]], since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivier_Levasseur the cryptogram is obviously in the public domain.]]
** However, considering [[spoiler:that the cryptogram's history is only tracable back to 1923, there is no hard evidence that the message is original, or that such a message existed in the first place, or that Levasseur ever buried treasure. Spoiler indeed.]]
** In episode 455, Soran recieves a chocolate bar that looks a suspicious lot like [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory a Wonka Bar]].
** Corazon, Doflamingo's younger brother, [[spoiler:is actually named Rosinante, a call back to the name of Literature/DonQuixote's "steed" Rocinante.]]
* ShowerScene: Nami has had these during filler and in Thriller Bark. [[spoiler: She even develops a technique for it over the time skip.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Oda frequently incorporates real life phenomena into his work is usually pretty close to the original event or story, minus some typical ''One Piece'' shonen exaggeration. Examples include the ''Going Merry's'' Klabautermann spirit and the "Brocken Spectre" as the source of the giant shadows seen early in the Skypeia arc. Even something as mundane as the Marines' saluting palm-inward is derived from real naval practices which were done to avoid showing tar-stained hands to superiors.
* ShutUpHannibal: At the turning point of the [=CP9=] saga, when the Straw Hat pirates face of with the leader of a secret government agency.
-->Spandam: ''Look at that symbol, pirates!'' *point to the flag of the world government* ''That mark represents the unity of over 170 nations! This is the world! Do you understand how insignificant you are to stand against us!!?''\\
Luffy: ''I understand very well. Sogeking, shoot that flag.''
* SignatureLaugh: Several major and not so major characters in the series have a unique laugh.
* SignatureTeamTransport: Most crews have one, each having a particular design for their ship. And then, there's Going Merry and Thousand Sunny for the Straw Hats.
* SignificantBirthDate: Luffy's birthday is on Children's Day (May 5), Usopp's is April Fool's Day, and Chopper's is Christmas Eve. Sanji's, Franky's, and Brook's are word puns. Zoro's birthday is also a word pun, but it falls on Armistice Day.
** Specifically invoked for most characters, as birthdays are usually determined by a fan suggesting one to Oda with logic based on this trope, with [[AscendedFanon Oda making them canon]].
* SillyWalk: There are [[HypnoFool Jango]] (moonwalk à la Michael Jackson), [[SlasherSmile Doflamingo]] (who walks like [[CaptainObvious a flamingo]]), Perona (who seemingly has pigeon toes) and everyone from Long Leg Tribe.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Zoro vs. T-Bone.
** InvokedTrope: This is forced because Zoro is on a train and T-bone is on the tracks, they only have time for one slash and both realize it. [[SubvertedTrope Except...]] [[spoiler:Zoro's attack is a feint, leaving T-bone's flank open]]. [[Franchise/JurassicPark Clever girl...]]
** It's either Subverted or taken to the next level with Brook vs Himself (His fighting style in a super powerful zombie body). Both use their ultimate technique, which consists of walking toward the other with their sword out. In the end, it's so fast (or so special) that it becomes a'' '''Zero''' stroke battle''. The loser simply falls down.
* SingleTear: [[spoiler: Whitebeard shed one when Ace died.]]
* ASinisterClue: Inverted with the main cast, they all have something special on their left side, like Usopp's armband, Chopper's antler plate, Nami's tats, Zoro's earrings, Luffy's scar, Sanji's covered eye; in fact, there's a list somewhere that contains all the important left [[BuffySpeak things]].
* SinisterShades: Vice-Admiral Kuzan, before he became Admiral Aokiji.
** And Donquixote Doflamingo.
* SinisterSurveillance: Eneru during his time as God literally turned Skypeia into Big Brother in Heaven by using his Devil Fruit abilities to increase the strength of his [[spoiler:[=Haki/=]]]Mantra to hear the conversations of everyone on the island. Intruders, "blasphemers" and those who his men hadn't eliminated yet were punished by him [[DeathFromAbove with a column of lightning from above]].
* SinsOfOurFathers: One of the major themes of the series is whether or not an innocent child should bear the sins of their parents if they are criminals. The main reason why Ace's execution (and eventually Luffy's death) was such a high priority to the Marines is because of their biological heritage. Both their fathers were/are notorious, world-renowned criminals: [[spoiler:"The Pirate King" Gold Roger and "The Revolutionary" Monkey D. Dragon]] respectively. Thus, the first and greatest crime that both brothers committed (at least in the eyes of the world), was the sin of ''being born'' into this world. Even if they had never become pirates, they would have never been allowed into the Marines and would never have a chance at a normal life -- for the world itself would never have allowed them to live. This was the main source of Ace's angst, and in [[spoiler:his dying moments]], he admitted to Luffy that all he ever wanted to know is whether or not he ''deserved'' to be born. Most tellingly, Oda has stated that one of the themes of ''One Piece'' is that heritage doesn't matter and family is who you choose.
* SkeletalMusician: [[DemBones Brook.]]
* SkywardScream: Happens at least three times throughout the series.
* SlasherSmile: Sported by several characters, mostly prominently Donquixote Doflamingo.
** Zoro often wears one, which is fitting for a guy who is often accused of being insane.
* SlaveBrand: The Hoof of the Soaring Dragon. Also Nami's old Arlong tattoo.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In a manga centered around pirates who make a living robbing and killing (although the protagonists [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything never seem to get around to much of that]]), slavery is treated as an especially terrible crime. Examples include:
** Nami being tricked into indefinite indentured servitude by Arlong.
** The case of the World Nobles who treat practically everyone as animals.
** Boa Hancock and her sisters whose experiences as slaves deeply traumatized them.
** The country of Dressrosa with half its populace being enslaved by Doflamingo via the Devil Fruit powers of one of his crew to turn people into toys.
* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: Chopper is at Level 4 since he SpeaksFluentAnimal. Mermaids are somewhat of a level 5 since Camie has the ability to talk to fish, and in a recent flashback: [[spoiler:Shirahoshi might be able to talk to FREAKING SEA KINGS!!!]]
** [[spoiler: According to chapter 626, Shirahoshi does indeed have the ability to talk to FREAKING SEA KINGS, though she seems to be unaware of her ability to do this.]]
* SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic: Firmly on the fantastic end.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: This series doesn't so much ping-pong back and forth as it ''occupies both extremes simultaneously''.
** Oda has said that the reason Luffy's power is so silly is to make sure that the series ''cannot'' become too serious.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Half of Punk Hazard.
* SmokingIsCool: Sanji, [[MeaningfulName Smoker]].
* SmugSnake: If the villains aren't a MagnificentBastard or iredeemable, they are this, especially Foxy and Buggy.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: As could be expected from a {{Shonen}} series, most significant groups and teams only count one female among them. The Straw Hats used to walk that way until [[GuestStarPartyMember Vivi]] joined. Once she left, they went Smurfette again for the span of a half a chapter until Robin joined them for good as an AffirmativeActionGirl.
* SocialDarwinist: Captain Morgan, Arlong, Crocodile.
* SoLastSeason: After the TimeSkip, the Marines get a taste of this [[spoiler:when they see two Pacifistas easily defeated by Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji. The MechaMooks aren't going to cut it against the Straw Hats anymore.]]
** It has to be noted that Sentomaru mentioned that the [[spoiler:two PX units that Luffy, Zoro and Sanji defeated were of the same model as the ones that previously attacked the Straw Hats on Sabaody. This implies that there are newer, stronger Pacifista models that even the Monster Trio might have trouble against.]] However, this in no way detracts from the pure awesomeness of the [[spoiler:two PX units being OHKO'd after only one of them almost completely defeating the entire Straw Hat Pirates two years prior.]]
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the Grand Line acts as a natural selecting factor: the farther you go, the more powerful enemies you're likely to encounter, because only the strong get that far.
** But [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] by Mihawk, Aokiji, and Kuma, who wipe the floor with their chosen opponents and don't kill them only because they have ulterior motives. Also subverted by Crocodile who, while beaten by Luffy in his arc, is still able to fight with some of the strongest characters introduced in the series and hold his own.
*** To be completely fair, Crocodile's Logia ability has a very huge weakness - without which Luffy would not have been able to win [[spoiler:(as he did not have any idea what Haki was at that point in time)]]. It may be safe to assume that not a lot of people know about this weakness, thus making Sir Crocodile an extremely dangerous foe for many.
** Also subverted in the opposite fashion by the [[spoiler:Flying Fish Riders]], who are far ''weaker'' than the Straw Hats' previous opponents, and easily defeated.
** Subtly averted with the henchman of Gecko Moria in the Thriller Bark arc, as they go down much easier than the previous arc's villains, [=CP9=].
** No mention of the Sabaody Archipelago arc? First the Straw Hats run into a Pacifista, a cyborg duplicate of the Warlord of the Sea Bartholomew Kuma, that they defeat with great effort. They are then immediately confronted by another Pacifista, [[LightIsNotGood Admiral Kizaru]] and [[AnAxeToGrind Sentomaru]]. The Straw Hats are utterly annihilated and only saved from being killed by the timely intervention of the real Kuma.
** It's also subverted by the Fishman Island Arc. Hody was a pushover compared to basically anyone Luffy faced during the Summit War Saga.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Chopper, of course. Due to him eating the hito-hito fruit, he can translate them for humans as well.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Happens across multiple languages
** Most notably are Luffy to Ruffy (German) and Zoro to Zolo (English).
*** To be fair, though, Zoro's name change was justified by the fact that the owners of {{Zorro}} threatened to sue.
** Not to mention Enel/Eneru. (the latter is official)
** Paramecia/Paramythia
** Poneglyph/Ponegliff
** And Brook/Brooke. (the former is official)
** Is it Oz, Odz or Oars?
*** WordofGod says "Oars", as his descendant's ship's sail carries the name.
** One of Whitebeard's subordinate Captains (the one that [[spoiler:shanked Whitebeard]]), has variously been referred to as Squado, Squad, Squardo, Spardo and many other names besides. (English manga uses Squard)
** There's also Dracule/Juraquille (former is correct), Jozu/Joz/Jose/Jaws(first one, if going by the English manga), Margaret/Marguerite, and Jinbei/Jimbei.(Actually confirmed as Jinbe in a Data Book, though [=FUNimation=] and Viz use Jimbei)
** And some fans disagree on whether it's Blueno or Bruno. He has a sign in his tavern in Water 7 which reads "BLEUNO", which is possible, since "bleu" is French for "blue", and in Japanese both would be pronounced like "blue" in English.
** Some fans also think it should be spelled Iceburg or Iceburgh, due to it being written as "ICEBURG" in the manga at one point and apparently being a pun on Pittsburgh. However, it's also written as "ICEBARG" in the anime at one point, which means that "Iceburg" was most likely a misspelling on Oda's part (whose English is far from perfect) and that it is actually meant to be Iceberg.
** However, the best example has to be the spelling of Mr 2.'s codename. Officially, and according to WordOfGod, it's "Bon Kurei", referencing the Obon festival. However, absolutely EVERYONE, even OFFICIAL SOURCES FROM JAPAN, romanise it as "Bon Clay". Apparently no one except Oda got the reference.
** The currency itself. Is it beri, beli, berri, belly, or berry? It doesn't help that Oda has used more than one spelling on the actual bills.
** There's also Big Mom. For a log time, people were in debate over whether or not it was Big Mom or Big Mam, and even the wiki went with the latter. However, it has since been confirmed to be Big Mom.
** We now have Madame Shirly/Shyarly
* SpikeShooter: Miss Doublefinger, due to eating the ''toge-toge no mi''/Spike-Spike fruit.
* SpinOff: With the debut of the Super Strong Jump magazine (essentially Jump made for 10 and younger). Chopperman was was spun off into his own series. The series is neither written or drawn by Oda and takes place in an alternate universe where Chopper is a health teacher at a elementary school. Nami is the principal of said school, most of the students are kid characters or chibi versions of characters from the main series. Usopp is still the main villain however.
* SpitTake: Luffy and Usopp order several barrels of water, not realizing that they are sitting next to Smoker and Tashigi. Once they do, they end spitting a whole bunch of water right into the Marines' faces. It is hilarious.
* SpoilerOpening: While most of the openings confine themselves to just showing new characters, the fifth and sixth featured previews of upcoming scenes, while the third showcased Robin as a crew member... nearly twenty episodes before her HeelFaceTurn. Oops.
** The 11th opening just goes right ahead and pretty much shows every new character and such from where the anime currently is right up to the current manga arc.
** The 12th opening spoils the hell out of Impel Down and Marineford.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: A few times, with Logia users Aokiji and Kizaru [[ShapingYourAttacks Shaping Their Attacks]].
** Aokiji is AnIcePerson, and by taking a few blades of grass and breathing onto them, he freezes himself up an Ice Saber.
** Kizaru manipulates light, essentially enabling him to wield a Laser Blade.
** Baby 5 has the paramecia Buki Buki no Mi, a fruit that allows her to turn herself into various weapons.
* StalkerWithACrush: Vander Decken the IX
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad: The Cipher Pol 9.
* TheStarscream: Hannyabal
** And shockingly, a recent flashback reveals that [[spoiler:Ace was one when he first joined Whitebeard's crew.]]
** [[spoiler:Avalo Pizarro seems to be thinking of becoming one from Chapter 595]].
* StartingANewLife: several of the minor villains get mini-arcs showing what they've done with their lives after being defeated by Luffy.
* StartOfDarkness: When Fishmen first appear in the series, they seem like little more than racists who terrorize innocent humans for sport. As it turns out, they've got a [[FreudianExcuse damn good reason]] to distrust, if not outright hate, humanity for the things they've forced Fishmen to endure. Not that unrepentant murderer Arlong is going to be turned by giving him a hug or anything, but you can definitely see where his species is coming from.
* StealthPun:
** Another one is for Daz Bones/Mr 1. His dream is to become a superhero, with "super" being a play on "supa", the name of his Devil Fruit. He is literally [[{{Superman}} the Man of Steel]].
** Sanji would develop a technique where he could change his opponent's looks by kicking them in the face. He can literally "rearrange your face". Or, alternately, "beat the ugly out of you".
** The receiving line of the golden snail is the silver snail. Unlike the golden snail, which is simply made of gold, the silver snail resembles an old man.
** Kalifa of [=CP9=] eats the Bubble Bubble Fruit and becomes a "soap woman", using her sexiness in tandem with her odd soap powers. "Soaplands" are a type of brothel in Japan.
* StepfordSmiler: Its said that the slaves become this in order to survive their harsh treatment under the world nobles.
* StepIntoTheBlindingFight: [[InvisibleJerkass Absalom]] uses this against Sanji while the latter tries to protect an unconscious Nami.
* StockingFiller: Fishnets are standard issue for the transvestites of Newkama Land. According to Oda, they wear them for the same reason people climb mountains--because they're there.
* StoryArc: Not counting some filler, the show entirely consists of arcs of different length. And even most filler consists of these.
* StraightForTheCommander: In the Alabasta Arc (specifically in the Alabasta civil war), our heroes deemed that the situation has too far gone south to be resolved in peaceful ways. Luffy then deduces that there's only one other way to solve the conflict: Beat the guy behind them all, Crocodile. His crew were initially surprised about Luffy's plan but it works in the end.
** Really, this is often Luffy's strategy: Rushing in first to find the one behind the conflict (and/or the strongest of the enemy) and then beating them, often conflicting with the rest of the crew's plan.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Luffy manages to smuggle Princess Shirahoshi ([[ItMakesSenseInContext with good intentions]]) by having her hide in her pet shark Megalo's mouth. Brook thus argues that since he only saw Luffy and Megalo leave the castle, Luffy couldn't have kidnapped her. Neptune immediately suggests that she might have hid in Megalo's mouth (all the other members of his court burst out laughing, saying that the idea's too weird).
** Chapter 649 has a CallBack where Zoro argues he doesn't want to be a hero because that would mean he would have to share his beer. Earlier, Luffy had this exact same thought except with meat. Nami [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it.]]
* StrangeSalute: The White Berets of Skypeia. [[http://www.mangareader.net/103-2348-16/one-piece/chapter-241.html HESO!!]]
** Also, the Marine's own salute is palm ''inwards''.
*** WordOfGod states that this is because Marines work with tarred objects and deem it disrespectful to show one's superiors blackened hands, hence the inward salute. This incidentally comes from [[TruthInTelevision British Naval practice in the Golden Age of Piracy]].
**** This makes it a bit of TruthInTelevision since the modern day naval salute (of both the Royal Navy and US Navy) is still palm inwards. In fact, it's the palm outwards salute of the RAF and British Army that may be considered a StrangeSalute since most modern armies salute with their palms downward (or inwards).
* StrawVulcan: Bellamy derides the Straw Hat crew for chasing fairy tales, and even provides a logical explanation for ships falling from the sky. However, this is meant to portray him as a villain... except he totally has a point. They ARE chasing fairy tales.
** No, that would make him a rival/antagonist. What makes him a villain is that he's an ''[[{{Jerkass}} asshole]]''.
** [[spoiler: Plus, he realizes how wrong he was when he visits Sky Island himself.]]
* StupidSexyFlanders: [[AttractiveBentGender Chick Ivankov]]. [[BrainBleach Brr...]]
** Also, what happens when Nami sees Kalifa. She thinks to herself, "I'd like to have her as my secretary!" Until she remembers... [[LampshadeHanging "Wait, I'm not a dirty old man!"]]
* SubmarinePirates: The Heart Pirates, led by "Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law.
* SunkCostFallacy: When the residents of Nami's village decide to try and remove Arlong by force, Genzo talks them down citing how long they've waited for outside help. Subverted when it is revealed that Genzo, and the rest of the villagers, were well aware of Nami's plan to buy the village from Arlong. Instead of "we've waited so long we have to keep going" its "Don't make trouble when our Plan A is almost finished."
* SuperDrowningSkills: Anyone who has a Devil Fruit loses the ability to swim. On top of that, they can't use their powers to get out of the water (though others can do so for them in certain cases, such as stretching Luffy's rubber body when he can't move).
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Merfolk deserve a mention as Fishmen ''can'' actually drown if their gills are covered, but most Merfolk don't have any gills and breathe in water anyway.
* SuperheroSpeciation: There can only be one of each Devil Fruit at a time, so when a person, animal or object eats one, they are the only one with that power. When they die, [[spoiler:a nearby fruit will turn into their Devil Fruit ready to be eaten again]].
* SuperHumanTrafficking: Of Fishmen.
* SuperMode:
** Luffy's Gear Second and Gear Third techniques.
** Zoro using his Asura technique and Sanji using Diable Jambe. Both of whom were [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower super]] badass to begin with, they just took it to the ''[[TookALevelInBadass next level]]''.
** Parodied by Tony Tony Chopper in filler, who turns into Chopper Man and ''can fly''.
** Subverted by Franky who changes into a centaur ''in reverse''. However when he locks you with his extra legs, [[BoringButPractical he can make a more powerful ultimate punch than usual, finishing the opponent]]. Interestingly, when he last did this and defeated his opponent, he yelled "SUUUUUUPER!" for good measure.
* SupernaturalMartialArts: Fishman Karate; Rokushiki; Okama/Newkama Kenpo.
* SuperpowerLottery: Devil Fruits come in three types. Paramecia gives you a quirky ability. Zoan allows you to transform into an animal. Logia types grant you utter control over an element of nature, allow you to produce it in massive quantities from your body, and allow you to turn into that element to become practically invincible. Each is rarer than the next. [[spoiler:There's also rare divisions within the three classes. Zoan for example, has Ancient Zoans and Mythical Zoans. The former is extinct animals like dinosaurs, the latter is outright fictious monsters like a ''[[ThePhoenix phoenix]]''.]] Yeah...
** Then again, it seems that those with Paramecia powers [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer can get pretty creative with their uses]], and some Paramecia-type fruits are incredibly powerful, see: [[spoiler:Magellan, Kuma, and Whitebeard]].
* SuperRobot: Franky is a cyborg, but he might as well be one. Made even better with his Japanese VA being [[Creator/KazukiYao Fujiwara]] [[{{Dancougar}} Shinobu]]. [[spoiler: He's getting closer to one post-timeskip, and has an actual ''CombiningMecha''!]]
* SuperSmoke: Most Logia can do this as a rule. The heavier ones can't as easily, but generally make up for it with sheer power.
** Smoker is a ''literal'' example of this.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In a flashback in episode 8, when Shanks tries to get Buggy to join the celebration, Buggy blurts out that he didn't steal anything. (He did.)
** "We didn't see anything! Especially not the zombie you're making!"
** In TV Special 4, while pretending to work for Buggy, Zoro deliberately attacks Mohji and Richie to protect Vivi. Right afterwards, he says "Sorry, my hand slipped", which Cabaji calling him out on his lie.
* SweetDreamsFuel
* SwissArmyAppendage: Doflamingo has a woman working for him who's been shown turning her arms into cannons, axes, scythes, and her fingers into a gun.

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!!Tropes for OnePiece

* QuicksandSucks: Crocodile's ''Desert [[GratuitousItalian Girasole]]'' basically left Luffy sinking into a large pool of quicksand with seemingly no way of getting out. It's a good thing Miss All-Sunday was around at the time to help.
** [[spoiler:There's also Caribou who is basically a living swamp that everything sinks into. Said swamp has [[{{Hammerspace}} infinite space]] to hold things.]]
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Numerous, including Baroque Works, [=CP9=].
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler: The Toy Soldier/Kyros]] was revealed to be a lowly street thug before eventually [[spoiler: marrying Scarlett, Rebecca's mother]] and becoming a member of royalty.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Plenty, but the Straw Hat crew quickly stands out especially when they add a [[HalfHumanHybrid reindeer-man]], a [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg]] and an [[TheUndead undead]] [[DemBones skeleton]] to their ranks.
* RainAura
* RankUp: Captain Smoker gets promoted by the Marines to Commodore. Commodore Smoker is not too happy about his promotion as he feels he didn't deserve it, but he does use his new leverage to operate wherever he wants.
** [[spoiler:He has now been promoted to vice-admiral. Tashigi was promoted five times from Ensign to Captain.]]
** Speaking of the Marines, Coby went from Chore Boy to Master Chief Petty Officer, after some intense TrainingFromHell under Garp. [[spoiler: After the TimeSkip, he's a ''captain'', the same rank as Tashigi, which means he ranked up even faster than her.]]
* RapidAging: In chapter 650, [[spoiler: Hody and his gang end up turning into old men. Apparently it's one of the side effects of all of those pills they took. Funny and sad at the same time.]]
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Luffy's "Gatling" and derived techniques
* RasputinianDeath: '''[[spoiler:WHITEBEARD.]]''' What he went through simply has to be seen to be believed. Even the {{Narrator}} comments on it. Full list: 152 Gunshots, 267 Sword wounds (including one ''all the way through his chest''), 46 ''cannon balls'', and two counts of being impaled by '''LAVA'''. And this is from a man who is [[spoiler: already very old and on freaking ''dialysis'']]. Wow.
** Might I add that in the manga, [[spoiler:''HALF HIS FACE IS MELTED OFF!'' '''AND HE DIES. STANDING. UP.''']]
*** This may be a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benkei Benkei]].
* RatedMForManly
* RazorWind: Many of the attacks in the series, namely Cipher Pol 9's "Rankyaku" and Zoro's "Poundo Hou" and "Tatsumaki" techniques. Mr. 1 is a pretty blatant example, since he can slice things up just by waving his hands. We don't even see any wind.
** In the anime {{Razor Wind}}s resemble energy waves of [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience varying colours]].
** Also, Eric the Whirlwind in one of the {{Filler}} arcs. [[FanonDisContinuity If you count those.]]
* RealityEnsues: Yes, even a series as wacky as ''One Piece'' can be surprisingly astute and thoughtful when it comes to economics, politics and problems that ''cannot'' be solved by fists and super-powers. And ironically, such observations are often made by [[IdiotHero Luffy and Usopp]], much to the [[LampshadeHanging surprise of their crew.]]
** For example, most pirating adventures conveniently skirt the issue of just ''how'' our heroes will get to spend their ill-gotten mountain of glittering gold and jewels, and automatically TimeSkip to them becoming filthy rich kings-and-queens. Not so ''OnePiece'', as Luffy discuss with Usopp and Nami on how to pay for repairing the ''Going Merry'' with their loot of priceless Shandoran gold, which might as well as be worthless-scrap if they ''don't'' take a trip to the local pawnbroker first.
---> '''Luffy:''' Can't we just go straight the shipyard?\\
'''Ussop:''' We can't just carry all this gold with us; makes me bloody nervous.\\
'''Luffy:''' But the value won't change even if we don't exchange it for cash, right?\\
'''Ussop:''' Yeah, but carrying around all this gold will attract a LOT of unwanted attention; what if bad guys try to rob us because of it?\\
'''Luffy:''' But we ''are'' the bad guys.\\
'''Nami:''' In other words, once we change this gold for bank-notes, even ''we'' can carry and ''spend'' it without any trouble!
** Enel's and Nami's lightning abilities are treated more realistically than most of the logias. Sure, the people hit by them don't ''die'' like they would in real life, but even ''one'' electric shock is enough to drop the likes of ''Sanji'', ''Kalifa'', and everybody else attacked by Enel or Nami without any problems. Even Zoro could only take two shocks from Enel.
* RealMenEatMeat: Luffy's favorite food.
* RealMenWearPink: Sanji has worn pink, and it is Chopper's identifying color. Donquixote Doflamingo wears a pink feathery overcoat, and has proven himself to be pretty badass at the Battle of Marineford. And of course, the manliest of men, Bon Clay.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Arlong is quite fond of giving these to humans to show why Fishmen are superior. Luffy counters by ''inverting'' the trope, giving a Reason ''I'' Suck Speech stating everything his crew can do that he can't, then adding that the one thing he ''can'' do is kick Arlong's ass.
** Cavendish unleashes one on [[spoiler:the tournament spectators who were jeering and screaming for Rebecca's death. He calls them out on their cowardice as it is easy to scream for death from the safety of a spectator and if they really had a desire to see Rebecca dead, they should have joined the tournament]].
* RecliningReigner: Don Achino.
* RecruitedFromTheGutter:
** Robin was a criminal who asked Luffy for a place on the crew instead of the other way around (Luffy's usual MO). At first it appeared they were just the latest in a long string of criminals she'd associated herself with, but [[spoiler: it turns out that she'd been on the lam for 20 years and this was the first time she felt like she had a "home"]].
** Shiliew is bored to death with Impel Down prison and, when the Blackbeard Pirates broke in, he asked them to join their crew, and they let him in.
** Luffy specifically recruited Nami to free her from Arlong's rule. That, and he needed a navigator.
* RedBaron: Basically everyone who isn't a civilian or a total weakling.
* RedOniBlueOni: Taken to a pretty much literal sense with Oars and Nightmare Luffy.
** Also Dorry and Broggy, who were called the Red and Blue Ogres.
** Sanji and Zoro have a weird mix of this, with Sanji normally being Red, passionate and romantic, and Zoro being cold and deadpan, when they get into fights however Zoro gets his [[SlasherSmile smile on]] and Sanji quits acting like a fool.
** We also have Luffy and Zoro, one being hot-headed, headstrong and wild, with the other being calm, serious and controlled (most of the time).
** Orange-haired and red-eyed Nami who gets easily annoyed at the stupidity of the crew, versus black for Robin who laughs at their antics and has only once ever had a DemonHead (at an enemy).
** On the Marine's side, there's Garp and Sengoku, with Garp as the Red Oni and Sengoku as the Blue Oni. This is demonstrated further in the anime version of Episode 0, where Garp wears a red tie and Sengoku wears a blue tie.
* RedShirtArmy: All marines (besides those few with names and/or backstories) are just one big version of this trope.
** To clarify: got a crazy theory on what'll come up? Oda will most likely top it in the most out-of-field way possible.
* ReinventingTheTelephone: For some odd reason, phones and cameras in this world are snails. Not only that, but during a conversation, the snail is able to express the emotion of the person on the other end. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer What more do you want from me?]]
** The Japanese language makes the pun, the term for the Phone/Transponder snails is Dendenmushi which means snail normally. Den in Japanese can mean Electric and Communication, and Mushi is bug, so the word for snail becomes Electric Communication Bug. Compare with the word for Telephone, Denwa, which means Electric Conversation.
* RescueArc: The Enies Lobby Arc revolves around the Straw Hats trying to save Robin from the clutches of the World Government, who plan on harvesting her knowledge of and then killing her for reading illegal inscriptions.
** The Impel Down arc begins with Luffy's attempt to rescue [[spoiler:his brother Ace]] from the most fearsome prison in the world.
** After [[spoiler:failing to spring Ace]], Luffy decides to bust out of Impel Down (a prison considered impregnable), with an army of over 200 rowdy criminals including two Revolutionaries, two Warlords, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Buggy]], and head to ''Marine Headquarters'' to join the FinalBattle and attempt to stop [[spoiler:Ace's execution]].
* {{Retcon}}: The Armament Haki turning the users' skin or weapons black and shiny was added in after the Timeskip with no explanation given for it's lack of existence before the Timeskip; before, it was simply invisible. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] however; with so much importance placed on Haki usage in the New World, there needed to be a way to more clearly distinguish when it was being used or not.
* RetiredBadass: Red Leg Zeff, Silvers Rayleigh, Shakky, and Doctor Kureha.
* TheReveal: Ace is actually [[spoiler:Gold Roger's son]].
* RevealingCoverUp: When the denizens of Punk Hazard's attempt to fool Smoker into leaving the island backfires because he's familiar with the island's history.
* RevengeByProxy: One pirate in the Dressrosa Tournament is after Luffy because of what Garp did to this man and his family years ago.
* ReverseMole: Nico Robin. Also possibly [[spoiler:Bartholomew Kuma as a mole in the World Government for Dragon]], though we didn't get more than vague hints regarding this.
** As of the latest chapter, [[spoiler:Kuma is revealed to really be a mole for Dragon and that this was his reason for saving the Straw Hats back at the Sabaody Archipelago.]]
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Dragon is leading a revolutionary war against the tyrannical, slave owning, massacre happy, conspiracy loving World Government. Fisher Tiger rescued slaves and lead an attack against the incredibly corrupt and decadent nobility. Other revolutionaries are shown freeing [[spoiler:Robin]] from a work camp. The worst thing anyone to do with the Revolution has been shown doing is Ivankov's GenderBender antics. Now Oda may turn this around when we learn more about the Revolution but so far they've been portrayed as entirely heroic.
** Though if you pay attention one of the Revolutionaries seems to have just shot someone execution-style in the coverstory, usually something that isn't seen as very humane, but it remains to be seen what the overall attitude of the movement is.
** And of course there is also the fact that the Revolutionaries spread their ideals through warfare so it seems to [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zag]] between this trope and TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized
*** So GoodIsNotNice?
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Chopper. Also baby Laboon in flashbacks, and the Spaceys in Eneru's cover story.
* RidiculouslyFastConstruction: At one point during Thriller Bark, Franky, Usopp, Sanji and Zoro come across a place that they can't jump over. Usopp, Sanji and Zoro turn around and in about five seconds, they turn back around and see that Franky just built a bridge. Later on, Nami runs across it and comments how quickly yet well made it looks.
* RightfulKingReturns: Wapol came back to his kingdom and got promptly sent flying into the sky by Luffy. Also, King Nefertari returned after Luffy kicked Crocodile's ass and peace returned to Alabasta.
** [[spoiler:Donquixote Doflamingo]] retook control of his family kingdom after eight centuries. Like in the case of Wapol, the usually idealistic trope is twisted in his hands, him being evil and those having ruled in his stead good and fair people.
* RightHandHottie: FemmeFatale Kalifa fulfills this role for Iceburg in OnePiece [[spoiler:just before being revealed as an assassin/ spy sent by the world government]].
* RightMakesMight: According to the author, those who have stronger convictions will always prevail.
** Luffy gave up the unwinnable fight and told his friends to run, causing his convictions to drop, and thereby lose them the battle.
--> '''Donquixote Doflamingo''': ''(on the Marineford battle)'' Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will... Whoever wins this war, becomes justice!
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Luffy on several occasions, but most notably during the Marineford arc, when his FoeTossingCharge lasts for several episodes and (amongst other things) sends a giant flying.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Vivi
** Queen Otohime of Fishman Island makes time in her day to be a mother of 4, schoolteacher, rescue worker and activist.
** [[spoiler: Ricky/King Riku]] secretly participated in the Corrida tournament to win the Mera Mera Fruit to [[spoiler: overthrow Doflamingo.]] Likewise [[spoiler: his granddaughter Rebecca]] is doing the same and [[spoiler: manages to win the D round to advance to the finals.]] And then there is [[spoiler: Violet/Viola, Riku's daughter who is a ReverseMole and is helping the Straw Hats against Doflamingo.]]
* RubberMan: Monkey D. Luffy himself. A particularly literal example, in that he can't truly [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshift]] like some Rubber Men, but he can stretch any part of his body to ridiculous lengths, is extremely resistant to electrical and blunt-force attacks, and uses rubber's natural "snap-back" in most of his attacks.
* RuggedScar: Invoked by Luffy, who gave himself a scar under his eye in honor of his hero Shanks. Shanks himself has a claw mark scar over his eye from his fight with Blackbeard.
* {{Rule 34}}: Quite a bit of it, mostly involving [[MsFanservice Nami and Robin]].
* {{Rule 63}}: While a normal rule of the internet, this one bears special notice in that ever since the introduction of Ivankov's ability to pull a GenderBender at-will and [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091204002606/onepiece/images/a/a1/Genderswaped_SH.PNG Oda's illustrated response]] to a fan question as to what it would look like if applied to the main cast, there has been an absolute ''deluge'' of Gender Flipped art on the internet, and Oda has only himself to blame.
* RuleOfCool: Do most of the Devil Fruit powers make sense or follow any sort of physics? No. Are they cool? Yes. On a more wide range, the series itself seems to run on this at times. And it is awesome.
* RuleOfFunny: Tons of things. For one, it's the only reason that Chopper and Brook always jump in to save Luffy when he falls overboard, despite the fact that not only do they share his SuperDrowningSkills, one was never able to swim in the first place and the other has had them longer than the other two combined.
* RunningGagged: Usopp's lies. This slowly started fading out due to his CharacterDevelopment. In the beginning, Usopp would lie often and sometimes for no good reason. Now he lies rarely and usually has a battle plan whenever he does.
** Until you realized that his lies became a SelfFullfillingProphecy. For example, he lies about fighting a dragon(came true in Punk Hazard arc), he also lies about fighting a three-headed dog(Gecko Moria arc), and he lies about a giant goldfish(shows up at the end of the Little Garden arc).
* RunningGag: Numerous. A significant amount passes over into BrickJoke-territory.
** For example, Luffy and Usopp's impersonations of various characters, mostly crewmates.
** Whenever Chopper meets someone, chances are they'll mistake him for a raccoon dog, ''despite his antlers.''
*** Or they'll mistake him for something else, depending on what form he's taking at the time.
** During the Enies Lobby arc, characters will shout angrily whenever they happen to run into Franky, apparently forgetting that he already made a HeelFaceTurn.
** Nami has a bad habit of fighting Devil Fruit users that end up making her flat-chested in some way. Kalifa smoothed out her curves, Jora made her completely flat, and Ain reduced her to a child's age.
* SandIsWater: In the Alabasta arc, there's an anime filler where we see a ship that, you guessed it, sails on the sand as if it was water.
* SandInMyEyes: When Franky hears the story of why Usopp wanted to fix Merry, him and his two girls start to cry ManlyTears. When Usopp calls them out on it, Franky says: "I'm not crying dammit!"
** Heck, this is a bit of a RunningGag for Franky.
* SarcasticConfession: In the G8 filler, when a captured Zoro was being interrogated by the Marines how he snuck into the fortress. Zoro tells them in a bored voice that he fell from the sky.
* ScareTheDog: One of the first memorable moments is Shanks scaring off a giant eel to cement how much of {{badass}} he is. Later Luffy does it similarly with a bison. Much later, it's revealed what they did was a form of Haki that only a select few are capable of doing.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Captain Kuro and Admiral Kizaru. Though with the latter he's very cheery. Unfortunately almost every pirate is afraid of this guy and that's before having some knowledge what he can actually do.
** Kuma also manages to pull this off in the anime, despite the fact that he's technically not wearing glasses.
** Rayleigh in the anime, too.
* SceneryPorn: Seriously, just [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100912080811/onepiece/images/c/c7/Albarna_palace.png LOOK]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090326233548/onepiece/images/9/92/Angel_Island_act_2.jpg at]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110730142328/onepiece/images/9/9a/Water7a.jpg some]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100630022842/onepiece/images/0/0d/Shabondy_Archplago.PNG of]] [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120213230739/onepiece/images/2/20/Marinefordready.JPG these]] [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/b/b2/Ryugu_Palace.PNG places]].
* SchizoTech: In a world with relatively old-fashioned technology, we have things like cyborgs that are capable of firing laser beams from their mouths, though this is {{Hand Wave}}d by saying that the mind behind said laser-firing cyborgs is several centuries ahead of its time.
** Franky was sent by Kuma to a futuristic winter island where the mind in question was born.
** [[spoiler:They also apparently have flat-screen [=TVs=] and stereo speakers. Seriously.]]
*** Its a wonder what [[OrganicTechnology snails]] can do.
** Justifiable - most of the islands are separated by wild weather, sea kings and wonky magnetic fields. One region's advances take a long time to spread, except when it is beneficial for the World Government or Marines who can bypass those obstacles.
* ScissorsCutsRock: Luffy, being a rubber man, is immune to Eneru's electricity-based powers. However, Eneru finds ways to hurt Luffy anyway by applying electricity indirectly, culminating in his tossing Luffy overboard with a gigantic gold sphere attached to his wrist serving as an anchor. Luffy defeats Eneru as soon as he gets out of the mess, but Eneru did turn what should've been a CurbStompBattle into one where he had the edge.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Boa Hancock. That is, until Luffy comes along.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: [[spoiler: Jinbe after Luffy's fight with Hody, as he gives Luffy a blood transfusion despite Fishman Island's law that Fishmen are not allowed to give blood to humans. Jinbe justifies this by noting that he's pirate, and acts outside the law anyway. However, it's made clear that after the events of the arc thus far, none of the Fishmen are really interested in enforcing that law anymore, least of all against the guy most responsible for saving Fishman Island and everyone on it.]]
* SdrawkcabName: Elbaf. [[spoiler:Fable]].
** The Viz translation missed this and Romanized the land as "Elbaph".
** One of Smoker's attack names is "Moku Moku no Cloud". "Moku" spelled backwards is "Kumo", or "Cloud".
* SeaMonster: The Sea Kings. They are '''''HUGE''''', [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110208183540/onepiece/images/f/f0/OnePieceSeaking.jpg see for yourself]].
** That little spec on the big one's nose? Thats a ''pirate ship''.
* SecretArt: ''Rokushiki'' (Six Powers). Known only to [=CP9=] and certain Marine officers.
* SelfDeprecation: In one of the specials, Oda created a character for himself. His defining moment makes him look like an idiot and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFRxqZpEVew he even gets beat up by, of all people, the quartet of Buggy, Hatchan, Jango and Bon Clay]].
* SelfDuplication: Nico Robin has acquired to do the ability to do this during the TimeSkip in ''OnePiece.''
* SenselessSacrifice: A nonlethal comedic variant. There's been at least one instance where Luffy [[SuperDrowningSkills fell into the water]], and ''Chopper'', and later ''Brook'' dove in to save him, forgetting that they are ''also'' Fruit Eaters, and can't swim either. Zoro saved them each time, though.
* SerialEscalation: Each FinishingMove Luffy uses to knock out each BigBad is more over the top and devastating than the last.
** Along with how much damage he takes before managing to pull off said finishing move.
* ShadowWalker: Variation. Gecko Moria can detach his shadow which can move freely far away from him. He can then teleport to switch places with it. This is used to reach great distances safely as well as acting as decoy.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Subverted and then played straight as Sanji has no problem kicking Mr. 2 around when he looks like Usopp, but the minute he transforms into Nami...
* {{Shapeshifting}}: All Zoan fruits do this, allowing the user to shift between their natural form, a particular animal form, and a hybrid of the two. Chopper is notable in that his Rumble Ball temporarily grants him further variations. Some Paramecia fruits grant similar powers, most notably Mr. 2 Bon Clay's, which lets him transform into other people.
* SharkMan: Any shark-type fishman, Arlong and Hody being prime examples.
* ShesAllGrownUp: In the Dressrosa arc, [[spoiler: Koala, the slave girl that Fisher Tiger had rescued]] made a [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/File:Koala_Manga_Infobox.png reappearance]].
* ShipperOnDeck: The two managers of Blue Station in the Water 7 Arc apparently ship Paulie/Nami.
* ShipSinking: ''All'' of them; WordOfGod says that there are no canon relationships and never will be.
* {{Shonen}}: One of the more well-known.
* ShonenHair: Notably absent. While Luffy has one it looks pretty normal compared to other shonen hairs.
* ShootingSuperman: You would think that by this point, everyone would know that trying to hurt Luffy with a bullet would be almost suicidal. Especially since the bullet might come back and shoot you instead.
** And now after the TimeSkip he can absorb enemies' attack and return it with twice the power.
* ShoutOut: There's a ShoutOut to the second ''{{Terminator}}'' film in episode 443 where Crocodile takes a headshot and the resulting hole and camera angle is identical to the one in the scene where the T-1000 is headshotted during the film's climax.
** [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/c/c1/Chapter_247.png Chapter 247's cover story page]] has Wapol out in a snowy town in a none-too-subtle reference to ''Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl''.
** Saint Jalmack the Celestial Dragon's cube-shaped air helmet looks a lot like the ones at the end of ''WesternAnimation/WallE''.
** The maw of Bowin Archipelago looks a lot like [[{{Transformers}} Unicron]].
** In chapter 592 of the manga, Brook is referred to as [[Manga/DragonBall Master Satan]].
** Sanji's fight with Scarlet in Movie 10 is a very blatant one to ''Film/KingKong'': A huge ape (Scarlet) kidnapping a beautiful young woman (Robin), and bringing her to the top of a tower. It ends, however, with Scarlet being knocked down ''through'' the tower instead of off of it.
** A possible shout out is Brook opening his afro/skull as though it is on a hinge and storing items (namely his Tone Dial) inside, in a similar fashion to Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.
** In episode 467, The art shift made to represent extreme hot blood and Luffy's large spinning fist are [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann strangely familiar]]...
*** Additionally, one of the Kuja tribeswomen looks a lot like a brown-haired Yoko. Since the director for that episode had worked on ''Gurren Lagann'', it's probably not a coincidence.
** This is farfetched but Diamond Jozu might be a reference to the old American folk song Diamond Joe, with his "[[http://is.gd/ifpzk diamond studded jaw]]".
** In chapter 619, Neptune pulls off an [[KamehameHadoken attack]] which, down to the arm movements and the effect, resembles a [[Manga/DragonBall Kamehameha wave]].
** Nearly 600 chapters after his meeting with Luffy, Gaimon reappears in a cover page with a new friend. Together, they are [[SimonAndGarfunkel Gaimon and Sarfunkel]].
** In Thriller Bark, one of Hogback's minions is [[{{Eyeshield21}} a bat with the number 21.]]
** Another farfetched one: Sanji's a cook, and his nickname is Black Leg. Pata Negra, its Spanish translation, is a world famous type of [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uw9CQVXKCnk/TRRMUNxGjAI/AAAAAAAABZE/U-CrCHOBRPI/s1600/pata-negra.jpg ham]].
** [[spoiler: On the cover of chapter 641, we finally see Vivi after two years. Not only that, but she [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness shops smart, she shops S-Mart.]]]]
** Anyone else think the giant crab-based submarine the Foxy Pirates use in episode 226 looks a lot like another aquatic animal-based submarine a certain [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} other group of three]] uses?
** [[CombiningMecha Pirates Docking 6's]] scene in the anime has Franky shouting YATTE YARUZE, and the 'combining beam' is red in color, a motif that shows up in {{Dancougar}}, one of [[Creator/KazukiYao Franky's seiyuu's]] most iconic roles.
** [[spoiler: The dragon the crew encounters on Punk Hazard resembles a [[Film/HowToTrainYourDragon Monstrous Nightmare]].]]
** In Chapter 657, Sanji said to Franky "that weird body of yours [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam isn't just for show.]]
** 'Iron Mask' Duval, leader of a group of Flying Fish [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Bikers]], wields a spear-gun shotgun and complains about the painful scar on his back while doggedly pursuing 'the man who cast him into hell'... a subtle reference to Jagi of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', perhaps? To the writer's credit, however, the words 'You are already dead' were never uttered. That must have been tempting.
** Oda has loaded the series with nods to real pirates. Crowner? [[ShroudedInMyth Legend and Wikipedia has it]] that the notorious pirate Olivier Levasseur, threw a parchment with an encrypted message into the assembled crowd immediately before he was hanged in Saint-Denis on Réunion in 1730, [[WeaselWords allegedly]] accompanied by the words ''"Find my treasure, ye who may understand it!"''[[note]]Or rather their French equivalent.[[/note]]. It is furthermore rumored that, since then, many a father's inheritance has been blown on projects of [[GetRichQuickScheme decoding the message and finding the treasure.]] [[SchmuckBait You can try your luck]], since [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivier_Levasseur the cryptogram is obviously in the public domain.]]
** However, considering [[spoiler:that the cryptogram's history is only tracable back to 1923, there is no hard evidence that the message is original, or that such a message existed in the first place, or that Levasseur ever buried treasure. Spoiler indeed.]]
** In episode 455, Soran recieves a chocolate bar that looks a suspicious lot like [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory a Wonka Bar]].
** Corazon, Doflamingo's younger brother, [[spoiler:is actually named Rosinante, a call back to the name of Literature/DonQuixote's "steed" Rocinante.]]
* ShowerScene: Nami has had these during filler and in Thriller Bark. [[spoiler: She even develops a technique for it over the time skip.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Oda frequently incorporates real life phenomena into his work is usually pretty close to the original event or story, minus some typical ''One Piece'' shonen exaggeration. Examples include the ''Going Merry's'' Klabautermann spirit and the "Brocken Spectre" as the source of the giant shadows seen early in the Skypeia arc. Even something as mundane as the Marines' saluting palm-inward is derived from real naval practices which were done to avoid showing tar-stained hands to superiors.
* ShutUpHannibal: At the turning point of the [=CP9=] saga, when the Straw Hat pirates face of with the leader of a secret government agency.
-->Spandam: ''Look at that symbol, pirates!'' *point to the flag of the world government* ''That mark represents the unity of over 170 nations! This is the world! Do you understand how insignificant you are to stand against us!!?''\\
Luffy: ''I understand very well. Sogeking, shoot that flag.''
* SignatureLaugh: Several major and not so major characters in the series have a unique laugh.
* SignatureTeamTransport: Most crews have one, each having a particular design for their ship. And then, there's Going Merry and Thousand Sunny for the Straw Hats.
* SignificantBirthDate: Luffy's birthday is on Children's Day (May 5), Usopp's is April Fool's Day, and Chopper's is Christmas Eve. Sanji's, Franky's, and Brook's are word puns. Zoro's birthday is also a word pun, but it falls on Armistice Day.
** Specifically invoked for most characters, as birthdays are usually determined by a fan suggesting one to Oda with logic based on this trope, with [[AscendedFanon Oda making them canon]].
* SillyWalk: There are [[HypnoFool Jango]] (moonwalk à la Michael Jackson), [[SlasherSmile Doflamingo]] (who walks like [[CaptainObvious a flamingo]]), Perona (who seemingly has pigeon toes) and everyone from Long Leg Tribe.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Zoro vs. T-Bone.
** InvokedTrope: This is forced because Zoro is on a train and T-bone is on the tracks, they only have time for one slash and both realize it. [[SubvertedTrope Except...]] [[spoiler:Zoro's attack is a feint, leaving T-bone's flank open]]. [[Franchise/JurassicPark Clever girl...]]
** It's either Subverted or taken to the next level with Brook vs Himself (His fighting style in a super powerful zombie body). Both use their ultimate technique, which consists of walking toward the other with their sword out. In the end, it's so fast (or so special) that it becomes a'' '''Zero''' stroke battle''. The loser simply falls down.
* SingleTear: [[spoiler: Whitebeard shed one when Ace died.]]
* ASinisterClue: Inverted with the main cast, they all have something special on their left side, like Usopp's armband, Chopper's antler plate, Nami's tats, Zoro's earrings, Luffy's scar, Sanji's covered eye; in fact, there's a list somewhere that contains all the important left [[BuffySpeak things]].
* SinisterShades: Vice-Admiral Kuzan, before he became Admiral Aokiji.
** And Donquixote Doflamingo.
* SinisterSurveillance: Eneru during his time as God literally turned Skypeia into Big Brother in Heaven by using his Devil Fruit abilities to increase the strength of his [[spoiler:[=Haki/=]]]Mantra to hear the conversations of everyone on the island. Intruders, "blasphemers" and those who his men hadn't eliminated yet were punished by him [[DeathFromAbove with a column of lightning from above]].
* SinsOfOurFathers: One of the major themes of the series is whether or not an innocent child should bear the sins of their parents if they are criminals. The main reason why Ace's execution (and eventually Luffy's death) was such a high priority to the Marines is because of their biological heritage. Both their fathers were/are notorious, world-renowned criminals: [[spoiler:"The Pirate King" Gold Roger and "The Revolutionary" Monkey D. Dragon]] respectively. Thus, the first and greatest crime that both brothers committed (at least in the eyes of the world), was the sin of ''being born'' into this world. Even if they had never become pirates, they would have never been allowed into the Marines and would never have a chance at a normal life -- for the world itself would never have allowed them to live. This was the main source of Ace's angst, and in [[spoiler:his dying moments]], he admitted to Luffy that all he ever wanted to know is whether or not he ''deserved'' to be born. Most tellingly, Oda has stated that one of the themes of ''One Piece'' is that heritage doesn't matter and family is who you choose.
* SkeletalMusician: [[DemBones Brook.]]
* SkywardScream: Happens at least three times throughout the series.
* SlasherSmile: Sported by several characters, mostly prominently Donquixote Doflamingo.
** Zoro often wears one, which is fitting for a guy who is often accused of being insane.
* SlaveBrand: The Hoof of the Soaring Dragon. Also Nami's old Arlong tattoo.
* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: In a manga centered around pirates who make a living robbing and killing (although the protagonists [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything never seem to get around to much of that]]), slavery is treated as an especially terrible crime. Examples include:
** Nami being tricked into indefinite indentured servitude by Arlong.
** The case of the World Nobles who treat practically everyone as animals.
** Boa Hancock and her sisters whose experiences as slaves deeply traumatized them.
** The country of Dressrosa with half its populace being enslaved by Doflamingo via the Devil Fruit powers of one of his crew to turn people into toys.
* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication: Chopper is at Level 4 since he SpeaksFluentAnimal. Mermaids are somewhat of a level 5 since Camie has the ability to talk to fish, and in a recent flashback: [[spoiler:Shirahoshi might be able to talk to FREAKING SEA KINGS!!!]]
** [[spoiler: According to chapter 626, Shirahoshi does indeed have the ability to talk to FREAKING SEA KINGS, though she seems to be unaware of her ability to do this.]]
* SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic: Firmly on the fantastic end.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: This series doesn't so much ping-pong back and forth as it ''occupies both extremes simultaneously''.
** Oda has said that the reason Luffy's power is so silly is to make sure that the series ''cannot'' become too serious.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Half of Punk Hazard.
* SmokingIsCool: Sanji, [[MeaningfulName Smoker]].
* SmugSnake: If the villains aren't a MagnificentBastard or iredeemable, they are this, especially Foxy and Buggy.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: As could be expected from a {{Shonen}} series, most significant groups and teams only count one female among them. The Straw Hats used to walk that way until [[GuestStarPartyMember Vivi]] joined. Once she left, they went Smurfette again for the span of a half a chapter until Robin joined them for good as an AffirmativeActionGirl.
* SocialDarwinist: Captain Morgan, Arlong, Crocodile.
* SoLastSeason: After the TimeSkip, the Marines get a taste of this [[spoiler:when they see two Pacifistas easily defeated by Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji. The MechaMooks aren't going to cut it against the Straw Hats anymore.]]
** It has to be noted that Sentomaru mentioned that the [[spoiler:two PX units that Luffy, Zoro and Sanji defeated were of the same model as the ones that previously attacked the Straw Hats on Sabaody. This implies that there are newer, stronger Pacifista models that even the Monster Trio might have trouble against.]] However, this in no way detracts from the pure awesomeness of the [[spoiler:two PX units being OHKO'd after only one of them almost completely defeating the entire Straw Hat Pirates two years prior.]]
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the Grand Line acts as a natural selecting factor: the farther you go, the more powerful enemies you're likely to encounter, because only the strong get that far.
** But [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] by Mihawk, Aokiji, and Kuma, who wipe the floor with their chosen opponents and don't kill them only because they have ulterior motives. Also subverted by Crocodile who, while beaten by Luffy in his arc, is still able to fight with some of the strongest characters introduced in the series and hold his own.
*** To be completely fair, Crocodile's Logia ability has a very huge weakness - without which Luffy would not have been able to win [[spoiler:(as he did not have any idea what Haki was at that point in time)]]. It may be safe to assume that not a lot of people know about this weakness, thus making Sir Crocodile an extremely dangerous foe for many.
** Also subverted in the opposite fashion by the [[spoiler:Flying Fish Riders]], who are far ''weaker'' than the Straw Hats' previous opponents, and easily defeated.
** Subtly averted with the henchman of Gecko Moria in the Thriller Bark arc, as they go down much easier than the previous arc's villains, [=CP9=].
** No mention of the Sabaody Archipelago arc? First the Straw Hats run into a Pacifista, a cyborg duplicate of the Warlord of the Sea Bartholomew Kuma, that they defeat with great effort. They are then immediately confronted by another Pacifista, [[LightIsNotGood Admiral Kizaru]] and [[AnAxeToGrind Sentomaru]]. The Straw Hats are utterly annihilated and only saved from being killed by the timely intervention of the real Kuma.
** It's also subverted by the Fishman Island Arc. Hody was a pushover compared to basically anyone Luffy faced during the Summit War Saga.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Chopper, of course. Due to him eating the hito-hito fruit, he can translate them for humans as well.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Happens across multiple languages
** Most notably are Luffy to Ruffy (German) and Zoro to Zolo (English).
*** To be fair, though, Zoro's name change was justified by the fact that the owners of {{Zorro}} threatened to sue.
** Not to mention Enel/Eneru. (the latter is official)
** Paramecia/Paramythia
** Poneglyph/Ponegliff
** And Brook/Brooke. (the former is official)
** Is it Oz, Odz or Oars?
*** WordofGod says "Oars", as his descendant's ship's sail carries the name.
** One of Whitebeard's subordinate Captains (the one that [[spoiler:shanked Whitebeard]]), has variously been referred to as Squado, Squad, Squardo, Spardo and many other names besides. (English manga uses Squard)
** There's also Dracule/Juraquille (former is correct), Jozu/Joz/Jose/Jaws(first one, if going by the English manga), Margaret/Marguerite, and Jinbei/Jimbei.(Actually confirmed as Jinbe in a Data Book, though [=FUNimation=] and Viz use Jimbei)
** And some fans disagree on whether it's Blueno or Bruno. He has a sign in his tavern in Water 7 which reads "BLEUNO", which is possible, since "bleu" is French for "blue", and in Japanese both would be pronounced like "blue" in English.
** Some fans also think it should be spelled Iceburg or Iceburgh, due to it being written as "ICEBURG" in the manga at one point and apparently being a pun on Pittsburgh. However, it's also written as "ICEBARG" in the anime at one point, which means that "Iceburg" was most likely a misspelling on Oda's part (whose English is far from perfect) and that it is actually meant to be Iceberg.
** However, the best example has to be the spelling of Mr 2.'s codename. Officially, and according to WordOfGod, it's "Bon Kurei", referencing the Obon festival. However, absolutely EVERYONE, even OFFICIAL SOURCES FROM JAPAN, romanise it as "Bon Clay". Apparently no one except Oda got the reference.
** The currency itself. Is it beri, beli, berri, belly, or berry? It doesn't help that Oda has used more than one spelling on the actual bills.
** There's also Big Mom. For a log time, people were in debate over whether or not it was Big Mom or Big Mam, and even the wiki went with the latter. However, it has since been confirmed to be Big Mom.
** We now have Madame Shirly/Shyarly
* SpikeShooter: Miss Doublefinger, due to eating the ''toge-toge no mi''/Spike-Spike fruit.
* SpinOff: With the debut of the Super Strong Jump magazine (essentially Jump made for 10 and younger). Chopperman was was spun off into his own series. The series is neither written or drawn by Oda and takes place in an alternate universe where Chopper is a health teacher at a elementary school. Nami is the principal of said school, most of the students are kid characters or chibi versions of characters from the main series. Usopp is still the main villain however.
* SpitTake: Luffy and Usopp order several barrels of water, not realizing that they are sitting next to Smoker and Tashigi. Once they do, they end spitting a whole bunch of water right into the Marines' faces. It is hilarious.
* SpoilerOpening: While most of the openings confine themselves to just showing new characters, the fifth and sixth featured previews of upcoming scenes, while the third showcased Robin as a crew member... nearly twenty episodes before her HeelFaceTurn. Oops.
** The 11th opening just goes right ahead and pretty much shows every new character and such from where the anime currently is right up to the current manga arc.
** The 12th opening spoils the hell out of Impel Down and Marineford.
* SpontaneousWeaponCreation: A few times, with Logia users Aokiji and Kizaru [[ShapingYourAttacks Shaping Their Attacks]].
** Aokiji is AnIcePerson, and by taking a few blades of grass and breathing onto them, he freezes himself up an Ice Saber.
** Kizaru manipulates light, essentially enabling him to wield a Laser Blade.
** Baby 5 has the paramecia Buki Buki no Mi, a fruit that allows her to turn herself into various weapons.
* StalkerWithACrush: Vander Decken the IX
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad: The Cipher Pol 9.
* TheStarscream: Hannyabal
** And shockingly, a recent flashback reveals that [[spoiler:Ace was one when he first joined Whitebeard's crew.]]
** [[spoiler:Avalo Pizarro seems to be thinking of becoming one from Chapter 595]].
* StartingANewLife: several of the minor villains get mini-arcs showing what they've done with their lives after being defeated by Luffy.
* StartOfDarkness: When Fishmen first appear in the series, they seem like little more than racists who terrorize innocent humans for sport. As it turns out, they've got a [[FreudianExcuse damn good reason]] to distrust, if not outright hate, humanity for the things they've forced Fishmen to endure. Not that unrepentant murderer Arlong is going to be turned by giving him a hug or anything, but you can definitely see where his species is coming from.
* StealthPun:
** Another one is for Daz Bones/Mr 1. His dream is to become a superhero, with "super" being a play on "supa", the name of his Devil Fruit. He is literally [[{{Superman}} the Man of Steel]].
** Sanji would develop a technique where he could change his opponent's looks by kicking them in the face. He can literally "rearrange your face". Or, alternately, "beat the ugly out of you".
** The receiving line of the golden snail is the silver snail. Unlike the golden snail, which is simply made of gold, the silver snail resembles an old man.
** Kalifa of [=CP9=] eats the Bubble Bubble Fruit and becomes a "soap woman", using her sexiness in tandem with her odd soap powers. "Soaplands" are a type of brothel in Japan.
* StepfordSmiler: Its said that the slaves become this in order to survive their harsh treatment under the world nobles.
* StepIntoTheBlindingFight: [[InvisibleJerkass Absalom]] uses this against Sanji while the latter tries to protect an unconscious Nami.
* StockingFiller: Fishnets are standard issue for the transvestites of Newkama Land. According to Oda, they wear them for the same reason people climb mountains--because they're there.
* StoryArc: Not counting some filler, the show entirely consists of arcs of different length. And even most filler consists of these.
* StraightForTheCommander: In the Alabasta Arc (specifically in the Alabasta civil war), our heroes deemed that the situation has too far gone south to be resolved in peaceful ways. Luffy then deduces that there's only one other way to solve the conflict: Beat the guy behind them all, Crocodile. His crew were initially surprised about Luffy's plan but it works in the end.
** Really, this is often Luffy's strategy: Rushing in first to find the one behind the conflict (and/or the strongest of the enemy) and then beating them, often conflicting with the rest of the crew's plan.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Luffy manages to smuggle Princess Shirahoshi ([[ItMakesSenseInContext with good intentions]]) by having her hide in her pet shark Megalo's mouth. Brook thus argues that since he only saw Luffy and Megalo leave the castle, Luffy couldn't have kidnapped her. Neptune immediately suggests that she might have hid in Megalo's mouth (all the other members of his court burst out laughing, saying that the idea's too weird).
** Chapter 649 has a CallBack where Zoro argues he doesn't want to be a hero because that would mean he would have to share his beer. Earlier, Luffy had this exact same thought except with meat. Nami [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it.]]
* StrangeSalute: The White Berets of Skypeia. [[http://www.mangareader.net/103-2348-16/one-piece/chapter-241.html HESO!!]]
** Also, the Marine's own salute is palm ''inwards''.
*** WordOfGod states that this is because Marines work with tarred objects and deem it disrespectful to show one's superiors blackened hands, hence the inward salute. This incidentally comes from [[TruthInTelevision British Naval practice in the Golden Age of Piracy]].
**** This makes it a bit of TruthInTelevision since the modern day naval salute (of both the Royal Navy and US Navy) is still palm inwards. In fact, it's the palm outwards salute of the RAF and British Army that may be considered a StrangeSalute since most modern armies salute with their palms downward (or inwards).
* StrawVulcan: Bellamy derides the Straw Hat crew for chasing fairy tales, and even provides a logical explanation for ships falling from the sky. However, this is meant to portray him as a villain... except he totally has a point. They ARE chasing fairy tales.
** No, that would make him a rival/antagonist. What makes him a villain is that he's an ''[[{{Jerkass}} asshole]]''.
** [[spoiler: Plus, he realizes how wrong he was when he visits Sky Island himself.]]
* StupidSexyFlanders: [[AttractiveBentGender Chick Ivankov]]. [[BrainBleach Brr...]]
** Also, what happens when Nami sees Kalifa. She thinks to herself, "I'd like to have her as my secretary!" Until she remembers... [[LampshadeHanging "Wait, I'm not a dirty old man!"]]
* SubmarinePirates: The Heart Pirates, led by "Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law.
* SunkCostFallacy: When the residents of Nami's village decide to try and remove Arlong by force, Genzo talks them down citing how long they've waited for outside help. Subverted when it is revealed that Genzo, and the rest of the villagers, were well aware of Nami's plan to buy the village from Arlong. Instead of "we've waited so long we have to keep going" its "Don't make trouble when our Plan A is almost finished."
* SuperDrowningSkills: Anyone who has a Devil Fruit loses the ability to swim. On top of that, they can't use their powers to get out of the water (though others can do so for them in certain cases, such as stretching Luffy's rubber body when he can't move).
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Merfolk deserve a mention as Fishmen ''can'' actually drown if their gills are covered, but most Merfolk don't have any gills and breathe in water anyway.
* SuperheroSpeciation: There can only be one of each Devil Fruit at a time, so when a person, animal or object eats one, they are the only one with that power. When they die, [[spoiler:a nearby fruit will turn into their Devil Fruit ready to be eaten again]].
* SuperHumanTrafficking: Of Fishmen.
* SuperMode:
** Luffy's Gear Second and Gear Third techniques.
** Zoro using his Asura technique and Sanji using Diable Jambe. Both of whom were [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower super]] badass to begin with, they just took it to the ''[[TookALevelInBadass next level]]''.
** Parodied by Tony Tony Chopper in filler, who turns into Chopper Man and ''can fly''.
** Subverted by Franky who changes into a centaur ''in reverse''. However when he locks you with his extra legs, [[BoringButPractical he can make a more powerful ultimate punch than usual, finishing the opponent]]. Interestingly, when he last did this and defeated his opponent, he yelled "SUUUUUUPER!" for good measure.
* SupernaturalMartialArts: Fishman Karate; Rokushiki; Okama/Newkama Kenpo.
* SuperpowerLottery: Devil Fruits come in three types. Paramecia gives you a quirky ability. Zoan allows you to transform into an animal. Logia types grant you utter control over an element of nature, allow you to produce it in massive quantities from your body, and allow you to turn into that element to become practically invincible. Each is rarer than the next. [[spoiler:There's also rare divisions within the three classes. Zoan for example, has Ancient Zoans and Mythical Zoans. The former is extinct animals like dinosaurs, the latter is outright fictious monsters like a ''[[ThePhoenix phoenix]]''.]] Yeah...
** Then again, it seems that those with Paramecia powers [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer can get pretty creative with their uses]], and some Paramecia-type fruits are incredibly powerful, see: [[spoiler:Magellan, Kuma, and Whitebeard]].
* SuperRobot: Franky is a cyborg, but he might as well be one. Made even better with his Japanese VA being [[Creator/KazukiYao Fujiwara]] [[{{Dancougar}} Shinobu]]. [[spoiler: He's getting closer to one post-timeskip, and has an actual ''CombiningMecha''!]]
* SuperSmoke: Most Logia can do this as a rule. The heavier ones can't as easily, but generally make up for it with sheer power.
** Smoker is a ''literal'' example of this.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In a flashback in episode 8, when Shanks tries to get Buggy to join the celebration, Buggy blurts out that he didn't steal anything. (He did.)
** "We didn't see anything! Especially not the zombie you're making!"
** In TV Special 4, while pretending to work for Buggy, Zoro deliberately attacks Mohji and Richie to protect Vivi. Right afterwards, he says "Sorry, my hand slipped", which Cabaji calling him out on his lie.
* SweetDreamsFuel
* SwissArmyAppendage: Doflamingo has a woman working for him who's been shown turning her arms into cannons, axes, scythes, and her fingers into a gun.
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**The Japanese language makes the pun, the term for the Phone/Transponder snails is Dendenmushi which means snail normally. Den in Japanese can mean Electric and Communication, and Mushi is bug, so the word for snail becomes Electric Communication Bug. Compare with the word for Telephone, Denwa, which means Electric Conversation.
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** [[CombiningRobot Pirates Docking 6's]] scene in the anime has Franky shouting YATTE YARUZE, and the 'combining beam' is red in color, a motif that shows up in {{Dancougar}}, one of [[Creator/KazukiYao Franky's seiyuu's]] most iconic roles.

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** [[CombiningRobot [[CombiningMecha Pirates Docking 6's]] scene in the anime has Franky shouting YATTE YARUZE, and the 'combining beam' is red in color, a motif that shows up in {{Dancougar}}, one of [[Creator/KazukiYao Franky's seiyuu's]] most iconic roles.
30th Dec '14 9:03:47 PM erforce
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** [[spoiler: On the cover of chapter 641, we finally see Vivi after two years. Not only that, but she [[Franchise/EvilDead shops smart, she shops S-Mart.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: On the cover of chapter 641, we finally see Vivi after two years. Not only that, but she [[Franchise/EvilDead [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness shops smart, she shops S-Mart.]]]]
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** Nami has a bad habit of fighting Devil Fruit users that end up making her flat-chested in some way. Kalifa smoothed out her curves, Jora made her completely flat, and Ain reduced her to a child's age.
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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Merfolk deserve a mention as Fishmen ''can'' actually drown if their gills are covered, but most Merfolk don't have any gills and breathe in water anyway.
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** Enel's and Nami's lightning abilities are treated more realistically than most of the logias. Sure, the people hit by them don't ''die'' like they would in real life, but even ''one'' electric shock is enough to drop the likes of ''Sanji'', ''Kalifa'', and everybody else attacked by Enel or Nami without any problems. Even Zoro could only take two shocks from Enel.
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