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How to describe these nut jobs? The Seven Warlords of the Sea (七武海, ''Shichibukai'') are former pirates who allied themselves with the World Government in exchange for their bounties being frozen and being granted privileges, such as living freely and being untouchable by the Marines. Along with the [[Characters/OnePieceTheFourEmperors Four Emperors]] and [[Characters/OnePieceTheMarines Marines]], they are one of the Three Superpowers that define the current era. Oh, [[EnemyMine and they all hate each other.]]

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[[folder:In General]]
!!Tropes associated with the Seven Warlords of the Sea as a whole:

* ArtifactTitle: They frequently go through periods where they have less than the titular 7 members due to many of them quitting or being expelled.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: With the notable exceptions of Mihawk, Jinbei and Kuma, all the Warlords have large organizations of powerful fighters supporting them, and are usually the [[LargeAndInCharge biggest]] and strongest member of the groups they lead, especially with Moria and his zombified crew [[spoiler: prior his expulsion from the Warlord group]].
* {{Badass}}:
** Must be on the resume. Blackbeard got enlisted immediately by successfully defeating and capturing [[spoiler:Portgas D. Ace]], and [[spoiler:Trafalgar Law of "The Eleven Supernovas" likewise became one after giving the WG the hearts of 100 pirates]].
** During the Marineford War only 5 Warlords are actually present. Oars, Jr., a giant among giants, throws a marine battleship into the main plaza, and the [[BadassCrew Whitebeard pirates]] begin to invade in full force. What happens next? Kuma, Doflamingo, and Moria casually proceed to use Oars for target practice. The especially badass part? ''[[CurbStompBattle Kuma's first attack was practically overkill]], [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown Doflamingo attacked in self-defense even though he easily dodged Oars' final attack]], [[FinishingStomp and Moria just wanted Oars dead so he could zombify the body.]]'' Hawkeye and Hancock weren't needed. When Luffy shows up directly after that with the 2 Warlords thought to be imprisoned, it's fair to say that it throws several monkey wrenches into the mix...
* BalanceOfPower: Collectively, they act as the World Government's buffer against the Four Emperors. Seems to have varying degrees of success.
* BoxedCrook: Their bounties are frozen, and are given certain privileges in exchange for hunting down pirates, and giving a length of their loot to them.
* CarnivalOfKillers: [[PlayingWithATrope Played With]]. Not all of of them are directly opposed to Luffy: Mihawk is neutral and interested in Zoro's journey; Hancock pulled a HeelFaceTurn and fell in love with him; while Jinbei immediately offered to help Luffy, befriended him, [[spoiler:and was even asked to join Luffy's crew]]. Though, the latter forfeited his position.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: All of them are implied to have a very strong [[FreudianExcuse reason]] for why they're the way they are.
** Crocodile has a strongly implied one.
** Moriah's entire crew was killed, leading to his desire for an indestructible, but expendable army for companionship.
** Hancock was a slave to the Celestial Dragons. This entailed being forced to eat a Devil Fruit for the nobles' amusement, being given a brand marking their slavery, and ''something'' that led to her despising all men before she met Luffy.
** Blackbeard during his short time as a Warlord is also strongly implied to have one by [[AllThereInTheManual Oda in possible designs for the Warlords as children]]--[[spoiler: rather than being as carefree as he is now [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130703113906/onepiece/images/d/dd/Marshall_D._Teach_as_Child.png he is holding both arms around his legs in fetal position while crying]]]]
** Doflamingo's past [[spoiler:is a former World Noble. When he was a child his father decided to give up his title as such and leave Mariejois, off to live with his family amongst common people (both heretical ideas amongst World Nobles, who consider themselves above humanity). The people in the place he moved to promptly rose up and tried to kill them all once they learned he was a World Noble. This leads to the family being forced to live in the dumps, and later, his mother dying from illness. He also killed his father out of anger and desire to go back to Mariejois, only to be rejected by the nobles.]]
** Averted with Jinbe, who is the only one so far whose past actually [[TookALevelInKindness improved his outlook]], rather than [[JadeColoredGlasses making him jaded]] like the others.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Defeating one of them is a ''big deal'' in the One Piece world, and the WG's usage of them relies on this ''never'' happening to them by anything less than one of the Four Emperors themselves. If it happens to one of them, especially in public, then they risk expulsion. Case in point: Crocodile. [[spoiler:In fact, Moriah's BadassDecay is what got him kicked out]].
* TheDreaded:
** A large part of the reason why the World Government enlists them, and why they allow them to stay. It's later revealed in a conversation with Kuma, that if that reputation is seriously affected (e.g. loss to rookie pirate, poor showing in battle etc.) could result in their expulsion. Most of them never even personally knew each other before the Paramount War, but have heard of each other.
** This principle is demonstrated magnificently by [[spoiler:Buggy the Clown's]] recent inclusion in the group; being a relatively pathetic fighter, and hilariously weak compared to the other Warlords, is no obstacle if the world and the authorities ''believe'' you to be a threat. At the end of the day, the Warlords are a propaganda vehicle used by the World Government to intimidate lesser pirates and those who would dream of joining them as much as dealing with the New World. A criminal that's both cooperative and seen by the joe public as a fearsome big-shot is more than welcome.
* EnemyMine: With Pirates, and ultimately the WG itself.
* JadeColoredGlasses: [[DarkAndTroubledPast Their experiences on the seas]] has given all of them a cynical outlook on the world in some form, either about the Golden Age Of Piracy, or concepts such as justice, and belief in morality. However, none of them are [[NietzscheWannabe nihilistic]], and some such as Crocodile, Doflamingo and [[spoiler:Teach]] seeked to [[TakeOverTheWorld dominate the world]] in some form either by [[{{Ubermensch}} imposing their own values]] or by [[BiggerStick superior military might]]. Jinbe is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] as his life started out rough, but became gradually optimistic as time went on.
* MysteriousPast: So far, we know very little about their pasts, even the more recent members. We just know that [[FamedInStory they're very famous]]. Only Hancock's and Jinbe's [[{{Backstory}} backstories]] were shown in some detail.
* OneManArmy: Just one of them was required to take over a country for the WG. Or "liberate it" as they call it. Crocodile was assigned as "Alabasta's guardian".
* {{Privateer}}s: Only Kuma seems to actually follow through his job [[spoiler: and even he can't be trusted completely.]]
* RecruitingTheCriminal: They're called "government dogs" for a reason.
* SuperpowerLottery: One thing most of them (both current and former members who ate a Devil Fruit) share in common is that they all happened to have obtained very powerful and unique Devil Fruit abilities, which all of them have complete mastery over ([[spoiler:except former member Law, who's still young and improving, and Blackbeard, who instead goes on to take other powers]]). In Gecko Morriah's case, his ability was the only thing that kept him up to par with the other Warlords for a while. Even Crocodile's comparatively mundane Logia power is unique among Logia's in a way, since it has a secondary ability to [[TouchOfDeath drain all the liquid from a person's body]].
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: None of them really care for the WG, and some have been only to [[DragonWithAnAgenda betray]] [[TheStarscream them]] on occasion. Even the supposedly most loyal member had [[spoiler:saved the Straw Hat Pirates twice]]. They're also not the best of buds, the narration noting [[LampshadeHanging that the very idea of them working together during the build-up to the Paramount War was unthinkable]]. [[spoiler: However they did manage to work briefly together to bring down Oars Jr, although that seemed to be incidental]].
* UltimateJobSecurity: The crap they're allowed to get away with is staggering. The WG apparently consider the pirate problem so dire that they're willing to look over one of them switching sides in the battlefield (sorta), another planning a ZombieApocalypse, and one running a slave ring even after it was abolished two centuries before (though the main reason why that was overlooked was because it catered to the World Nobles). Though one of the major things that guarantees an expulsion is a very public loss to a relative upstart and/or being exposed as attempting to take over a member state of the Reverie ("liberating countries" is perfectly fine, though). The only other way for them to get kicked out besides the aforementioned BadassDecay is for them to act directly against the World Government very publicly, such as what Crocodile and Jinbei did, as it basically means a resignation from the group.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: {{Averted}}, as the story has progressed Luffy has defeated a few and befriended others, but their threat level has only increased, especially after entering the New World. Moria was kicked out because he played the trope straight.
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!!Current Members

[[folder:"Hawk-Eye" Dracule Mihawk]]
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-->"There's no strength in swordplay based on force."

->Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (JP), Hirohiko Kakegawa (JP, episode 461+), Andrew Paull (EN, 4Kids), John Gremillion (EN, Funi)

The first of the Seven Warlords to be formally introduced, his appearance marking their very first mention in fact, Mihawk carries the reputation of the greatest swordsman in the world. Unlike practically every other Pirate and even the other Warlords, he is a loner, sailing the seas in a small boat and never interacting with others unless absolutely necessary. He is said to have had a rivalry with Shanks in the past, and that their duels were truly titanic. It is Zoro's ultimate goal to defeat him and Mihawk, after seeing his warrior spirit, urged Zoro to become stronger and surpass him one day.
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The thing can cut through entire ships and mountains of ice without so much as a scratch.
* AccentAdaptation: He has a French-Caribbean accent in the 4kids dub.
* AloofAlly: To the Marines. Granted, the Warlords aren't exactly known for keeping up their end of the agreement, but it's particularly telling that both the Marines and the ''Warlords themselves'' are visibly surprised when Mihawk actually starts to fight.
* AmbitionIsEvil: He has an interesting take on this trope. In his first appearance he mocked Zoro, for saying his goal was to defeat Mihawk, and Luffy, for wanting to be the Pirate King, saying they were foolish and lofty. However, he seems to greatly admire, or at least approve of, those who have the will to actually try achieving their ambitions no matter how lofty or impossible they are. So it's not so much he has a high opinion of ambition itself, but that he has much greater respect for the will to achieve it.
* AnimalMotifs: The hawk, having sharp, narrow eyes, similar to those of a hawk and even nicknamed "Hawk-Eye".
* AntiVillain: He works as a Warlord who opposes pirates... and yet he helps the Straw Hats on several occasions. He also isn't as bloodthirsty as his fellow Warlords.
* AudibleSharpness: As befitting the most powerful sword in the world.
* {{Badass}}: Being one of the Seven Warlords automatically qualifies you. Scaring the hell out of Shanks' crew just by showing up out of the blue, and being the ''only'' person to soundly curb stomp Zoro after deliberately handicapping ''yourself'', gets you a lifetime membership with benefits.
* BadassBoast: Two memorable ones so far:
-->"You wouldn't kill a fly with a cannon, would you?"
-->"I can't be bothered to remember the name of every worm I cross paths with."
* BadassInANiceSuit: Not as impressive as Crocodile, but just look at the picture! If the whole Warlord of the Sea thing doesn't work out, he could always go look for work in the next installment of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* BadassLongcoat: With a lovely paisley pattern too.
* BadassNormal: He's the only Warlord without a Devil Fruit power or some kind of racial bonus. Given how Jozu and Buggy were able to NoSell him, it's also very possible that he doesn't even have Haki.
* BeamSpam: In the anime.
* {{BFS}}: His famed Kokutou Yoru is pretty fucking big.
* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Kokutou Yoru's blade is a shiny black; it's considered the greatest sword in the world.
* BrokenAce: Seems to be rather disillusioned with the world after becoming the greatest swordsman.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: When two prisoners from Impel Down asked if he remembered them while they started to attack, his response was, "I don't remember the name of every insect I crush."
* CallingYourAttacks: Averted. Mihawk doesn't so much as grunt when he attacks, regardless of who he's attacking or how.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: The anime has him jump several hundred feet into the air [[spoiler:before trying to impale Luffy]]. Then there's that whole business with him ''chopping a mountain of ice in half''!
* CherryTapping: Uses a knife to fight Zoro, and easily overpowers him.
* TheComicallySerious: In the anime, after Luffy defeats Arlong and earns his first bounty, Mihawk visits Shanks to deliver the news. A joyous Shanks decides to start partying (''again'', despite being hung over from partying the night before) and offers Mihawk a drink. Mihawk keeps that eternally serious look on his face... and chugs the whole thing in one go.
* CoolSword: The Kokutou Yoru, which is fittingly considered the strongest sword in the world.
* CreepyCoolCrosses: He wears a cross-shaped necklace, and his sword has a very large hilt that resembles one.
* CurbStompBattle: Almost every fight we've seen him in, [[spoiler:and the only time on-screen someone was giving him a good fight he wasn't using ''any'' of the skills he displayed earlier]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He recognizes there's more to Luffy than meets the eye right after his first meeting, which leads him to single-mindedly pursue Luffy for most of the Marineford battle without holding back to see just how much fate favors him. While he was doing so, he was the first person in the story to realize Luffy's ability to make friends and allies without even doing anything special is the most dangerous power in the world.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Hinted at, [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130409222341/onepiece/images/a/a1/Kid_mihawk.PNG his SBS picture]] as a child depicts that he was at least in a state of constant need of survival.
* DeadpanSnarker: After Zoro challenge him to a duel, he brings out his cross pendant and reveals a six-inch dagger, explaining that he's not the type to use his all against weaklings:
-->'''Mihawk:''' Unfortunately, I don't carry any blade smaller than this one.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Mihawk dogged Luffy during Marineford more than any other character save ''Akainu''. Even when someone showed up to stop Mihawk's pursuit, it never lasted long, and once they were dealt with or distracted by another opponent, Mihawk went right back to pursuing Luffy.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: He hunted Don Krieg's fleet across the Grand Line and utterly destroyed it because... they woke him up from his nap. That, and to kill time.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: When Vista fought Mihawk during Marineford, Mihawk spent the first half not even looking at Vista, deflecting his blows, and doing an internal monologue about Luffy's ability to sway both former enemies and complete strangers to his side. That said, it was obvious neither Mihawk nor Vista were taking that fight seriously.
* FamedInStory: His duels with Shanks are reputed to have shaken the Grand Line. The fact that '''Whitebeard''' of all people said they were '''still''' ringing in his ears is the icing on the cake.
* FinalBossPreview: For Zoro. The Straw Hats' swordsman gets to fight Mihawk very early on but is completely overpowered by the man who isn't even using his main weapon.
* FriendlyEnemy: To the Straw Hat crew, after a fashion. Specifically, he keeps tabs on Luffy's and Zoro's growth as pirates, boasts that Luffy's goal of becoming Pirate King is more dangerous than surpassing Mihawk himself (which is Zoro's dream), gives a mental apology to Shanks before [[spoiler:fighting Luffy at Marineford]], and [[spoiler:agrees to train Zoro during the TimeSkip for the sake of Zoro being better able to protect his TrueCompanions]].
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* HilarityEnsues:
** To try to get away from Mihawk, Luffy uses ''Buggy'' as a human shield, then ''throws'' the top half of the poor guy at Mihawk. What follows is nothing short of pure comedy gold.
** Mihawk coming back to his creepy castle and finding out that ''Perona'' and ''Zoro'' had taken up residence while he was away.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Deliberately invoked: He decided it was more beneficial to spend a few years [[spoiler:training Zoro, who has stated that his only real goal in life is to defeat Mihawk]], rather than wait around for possibly decades before he could get a good match out of him.
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Not exactly "die", but he seems slightly bitter about the fact that [[TheRival Shanks]] lost his arm.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Effortlessly holds off Zoro's three swords with a knife, deflects bullets with his sword, and slices though a ship the size of an office building with ''just one swing''. ''Without making physical contact with the ship''. Then there's [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101004031517/onepiece/images/f/f4/Mihawk_slash.png this]]. There's a reason people (in-universe) call it "the World's Strongest Slash".
* INeedYouStronger:
** Invokes this trope practically word-for-word after he meets Zoro.
-->"You shouldn't rush these things, young man. You're strong, but there is much for you to learn. No matter how many years it takes, I will hold this title as the greatest in the world, and wait for you. Until that day, you must hone your skills. Then... SEEK ME OUT, RORONOA ZORO!!!"
** It's actively enforced after [[spoiler:Mihawk agrees to train Zoro for two years.]]
* InformedAbility: Despite a few brief (and admittedly impressive) showings of force, we've yet to see ''exactly'' why the man is/was considered an equal to the Emperor Shanks.
* IShallTauntYou: When Zoro challenged him in East Blue, Mihawk apologized that he didn't have anything smaller than his four-inch dagger.
* ItAmusedMe:
** Mihawk's stated reason for hunting the remainder of Krieg's fleet from the Grand Line all the way to East Blue and utterly destroying it?
-->"To kill time."
** It's also implied to be the reason why he joined the Warlords in the first place; considering one of this guy's former rivals is currently one of the Four Emperors, it makes you wonder why he even bothers with the Government in the first place.
* KnifeNut: Though not to the same extent that the trope is typically applied, he only uses it to conserve his power against the obviously outmatched Zoro.
* KnightOfCerebus: No enemy prior to his introduction and for quite a while afterwards posed as much of a threat to Luffy and the others as Mihawk did during the few brief chapters he appeared in.
* MasterSwordsman: He is renowned for this.
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Having the namesake of Dracula and a ferocious animal (hawk) in his name.
* NiceHat: Completed by a giant plume.
* NobleDemon: He works alongside the government, but so far he has yet to display any outright antagonistic actions in the series [[spoiler: save for opposing Luffy during the Marineford Arc and even then, it was just business.]] Mihawk has been shown to have a cordial relationship with Shanks and even hopes Zoro will surpass him.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He's visually based on real pirate Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts, who also [[spoiler:lived in a hard-to-reach creepy castle]].
* NoShirtLongJacket: He wears a dark longcoat and bares his chest and abs underneath.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Would you believe he was 41 when he was first introduced?
* OneHitKill: When he's serious, most of his fights end in a single blow.
* OneManArmy: The man can cut ships in half with no effort, and does so for fun.
* OptOut: The moment Shanks shows up at Marineford, Mihawk puts his sword away, says fighting Shanks wasn't part of the deal, and makes his exit.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Well when you can single-handedly sink an entire fleet of ships...
* RazorWind / SwordBeam: Bonus points for being the same eerie green as the candles on his boat.
* RedBaron: Probably the most notable example apart from Whitebeard.
%% * RedOniBlueOni: His blue to Shanks' red.
* TheRival:
** To Shanks. This changed after Shanks lost his arm, however. He seems to see Zoro as having the potential to someday become his new rival, and in fact appears to be actively rooting for this to happen.
** Forget "actively rooting". He decided to [[spoiler:''make'' Zoro into his Rival by training him specifically for the job]].
* RuleOfSymbolism: Hm... let's see:
** Has a sword with a heavily ornate, cross-shaped design.
** Sails around in a coffin-shaped boat with black sails and eerie green-flamed candles.
** Lives in a creepy Gothic castle on a creepy, perpetually-twilight island.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Became one to [[spoiler:''Zoro'']]. [[DidntSeeThatComing We were as surprised as you]].
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Subverted. His debut marked the first mention of the Seven Warlords, but he may be the most powerful of them (if his former rivalry with one of the Four Emperors is any indication).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS:
** There's some minor contention on whether his first name is "Dracule" or some variation of "Juraquille", though the former is the spelling almost universally accepted by the western world.
** Ultimately resolved with the release of the One Piece Databook Green. It's "Dracule".
* TheStoic: One of the most serious characters in the One Piece world, you'll hardly even see this man smile, let alone raise his voice.
** NotSoStoic: He broke out into full grins twice, back to back. First when Luffy told him his goal, and then when Zoro swore he would never lose to anyone again. He also burst out laughing (and it was with the stereotypical "Mwahahaha!") when [[spoiler:Zoro begged him to become his disciple]].
*** Chapter 747's cover story shows him visibly irritated by bear cubs crawling over him.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Mihawk's entire philosophy on fighting, and swordsmanship in particular, is using only as much force as you need to get the job done, and not an ounce more.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: In the anime, [[http://thumbnails.hulu.com/670/50007670/117626_512x288_generated.jpg his eyes]] are colored yellow to reinforce the AnimalMotif ThemeNaming. All but the most {{Badass}} of fighters start quaking in their boots looking directly at them.
* SuperSenses: There's a reason he's called "Hawk-Eye" (excluding the above); not even Luffy in [[FlashStep Second Gear]] could move fast enough for Mihawk to lose track of him.
* SwordLines: In the anime, Kokuto Yoru leaves a green (originally purple) trail behind it when it's swung.
* TemptingFate: Literally. The whole reason Mihawk attacked Luffy during Marineford was just to see whether or not Luffy would somehow be able to get away from him alive.
* TsurimeEyes: Which, believe it or not, is a NonstandardCharacterDesign.
* VictoryIsBoring: Certainly gives this impression. His constant search for a [[TheRival rival]], combined with the fact that he's known to attack ''entire fleets'' over something as trivial as disturbing his nap, seems to be his way of alleviating boredom.
* VocalDissonance: Initially with [[Creator/TakeshiAono his first voice actor]], Mihawk sounds much older than his age suggests, though he often used that vocal tone for doing BigBad characters like Demon King Piccolo in the 80s. his new voice, HirohikoKakegawa does not have this problem, sounding more appropriate for his age.
* WineIsClassy: When not out slaughtering pirates, he can be seen relaxing in his mansion with a book and [[AGlassOfChianti a glass of red wine]].
* WorldsStrongestMan:
** '''Everyone''' in the setting recognizes him as ''the'' greatest swordsman in the world, and he more than lives up to the honor.
** In fact, it says something that even after [[spoiler:the time skip and all that training]], Zoro freely admits he's still not the world's greatest swordsman while talking down on ''[[spoiler:Doflamingo]]'s top officer''.
* TheWorfEffect: During the Marineford arc, Mihawk proves just how outclassed [[spoiler:Luffy]] really is compared to what's waiting in the New World. In the anime, Mihawk defeats [[spoiler:Jinbe]], who had interrupted his schooling of [[spoiler:Luffy]], in one blow.
* WorthyOpponent: Originally with Shanks, but after Shanks lost his arm Mihawk no longer considered him as such. Once he met Zoro he started hoping the latter would fill the role, after he does some major [[TookALevelInBadass level grinding]] at least.
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[[folder:"Tyrant" Bartholomew Kuma]]
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-->"We have no obligation to cooperate with the Marines save where the government is directly involved."

->Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiHori (JP)

The fourth of the Seven Warlords of the Sea to be formally introduced. Kuma is a very large man who is always seen carrying a bible. He has a reputation for being an incredibly ruthless pirate who crushed anyone to stand in his way, yet his quiet, calm demeanor and his (in hindsight) merciful actions fly in the face of that. He is also known for following the World Government's orders to the letter, unlike the other Warlords. Yet he also seems to follow the code of Moral Justice, rather than the seemingly more prevalent Absolute Justice, and unlike many other characters, seems to have an idea of what goes on behind the scenes.

He also ate the Paw-Paw Fruit (''Nikyu Nikyu no Mi'') and is the prototype for the Pacifista project known as PX-0. It also turns out that he is a member of the Revolutionary Army.

His former bounty was 296,000,000 berries.
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* ActuallyADoombot: The Pacifistas are modeled after his likeness. The only differences between them and him are the Bible he carries around and his Devil Fruit powers.
* AnimalMotifs: The bear, appearing to be frightening and extremely large, and having a Devil Fruit that gives him bear paws. [[spoiler:He's also nicer than the rest of the other members.]]
* ArchEnemy:
** Subverted with Luffy. The latter should by all means hate Kuma for doing the unthinkable: [[spoiler:[[BreakingTheFellowship taking his crew away from him]]]]. But by the time he meets him again, well... [[spoiler:he's not himself]].
** He doesn't hate him as much as he also learned the '''real''' reason to why he did so, as well as learning he was once [[spoiler:a fellow Revolutionary with his dad, Dragon]].
* AttackReflector: [[spoiler:Any attack that hits his paw pads will just bounce right off, regardless of how much power it has]].
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler: The first opponent of the Straw Hat Pirates to deliver a ''complete'' defeat against all of them. By pushing them all clear across the world, no less!]]
* BearsAreBadNews:
** Played pretty straight the first time.
** Subverted later, as he actually [[spoiler:saved the Straw Hats' lives on Sabaody]], even if they didn't realize it.
** Played straight with his cyborg copies, even if they don't have his Devil Fruit power.
* BreathWeapon: His cybernetic modifications allow him to fire a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beam]] from his mouth.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "If you were to go on a trip, [[PreAsskickingOneLiner where would it be]]?"
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: [[spoiler:It's stated by Donquixote Doflamingo that they slowly replaced his limbs and body from the legs up, and guess what? His head and brain are gone now as well. [[ThatManIsDead "Tyrant Kuma" is dead]]]].
* EnigmaticMinion: He's known for following the World Government's orders more than the other Warlords, but it's clear that there's more to him than meets the eye.
* GeniusBruiser: One of the largest and strongest men in the One Piece world, yet is very intelligent and perceptive, seemingly having a vast geographic knowledge of the known world judging by the [[spoiler:separation of the Straw Hats]], and his status as TheChessmaster. [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/a/a1/Bartholomew_Kuma_as_a_Kid.png Even in his youth, he was known to read books on philosophers while carrying massive burdens on his back]].
* GoodAllAlong: Luffy outright states he's this after he finds out that [[spoiler:he's one of the Revolutionaries and he sent the crew away in the Sabaody Archipelago to save their lives]].
* HandBlast: [[spoiler:His ''Pad Cannon'' which is a paw-shaped [[BlowYouAway air bullet]] created by pushing the air at ''the speed of light'']].
* HealingHands: Kind of. He can push the [[spoiler:pain and fatigue out of a person's body (which is manifested as a paw-shaped bubble) and put it in someone else, which doesn't heal the person's wounds but does free them of their suffering.]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: One of the most powerful characters in the One Piece universe. His power? The ability to push things. [[spoiler: As in the ability to push things miles away in an instant, to push himself so fast it looks like he's teleporting, to create sonic booms by pushing the air, and even to push away abstract concepts like pain and exhaustion.]]
* HeroAntagonist: Despite the revelation of his true intentions, every meeting with the Straw Hats has him in opposition with them in some form, save for his last appearance where Franky met him outside the Thousand Sunny. Franky says that the crew should expect this to continue [[spoiler:after his full conversion]].
* HollywoodCyborg: [[spoiler:He's a Pacifista prototype human weapon]].
* ImplacableMan: He's NighInvulnerable after all. [[spoiler: The Straw Hat Pirates were unable to touch nor hurt him, let alone stop.]]
* InformedFlaw: He is called "The Tyrant" for his limitless cruelty. He's never shown any significant amount of malice, and he certainly won't now that [[spoiler:he's been fully mechanized]].
* KnightOfCerebus:
** He so far has been portrayed very seriously, and has little weird traits or arrogance to soften him unlike most of the Warlords.
** Anytime he shows up by himself, the situation becomes far more desperate.
* LaResistance: [[spoiler:Kuma was a member before his piracy days]].
* LanternJawOfJustice: [[spoiler: He was TheMole at first, but now is a mindless machine.]]
* LightningBruiser: He's big, but he's also among the fastest and strongest characters in the series likely due to his Devil Fruit power to push himself at high speeds which seems like teleporting.
* TheMole: He turns out to be a member of the Revolutionary Army. He is no longer The Mole after he consented to his full conversion into a cyborg with no free will of his own. We're still unsure of why he agreed to such a fate.
* MadeOfDiamond: Comes with being a [[spoiler:Pacifista]].
* MoodWhiplash: His presence in Thriller Bark causes the situation to go from a silly horror parody to very serious, [[spoiler: especially after defeating the already exhausted Straw Hats with no effort.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[spoiler:The Straw Hats]] learned this the hard way.
* {{Narm}}: In-universe. While everyone is initially terrified of his mysterious abilities, when he reveals that the source of his powers are paw prints, they temporarily stop taking him seriously. They regret this when Kuma responds to Franky's mocking by one-shotting him.
* NiceHat:
** A tad understated, but the ears make it.
** A flashback shows that Kuma once had a Nice ''Hood'' with ears on it.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** Played with. [[spoiler:Although the Straw Hats are unable to even ''touch'' him, he's able to use his powers to transport them out of harm's way without physically wounding them. The ''emotional'' damage, on the other hand...]]
** [[spoiler: Though it's subverted, when the Straw Hats actually come out of that ordeal stronger than ever before, to the point that Franky calls Kuma a valuable ally.]]
** Played straight when he [[spoiler: injects Zoro with all of Luffy's pain gained from his fight with Oars and Moria, which is played seriously]].
* OneManArmy: He was able to defeat [[spoiler:the entire Straw Hat crew]] without even trying.
* PowerPalms: His Devil Fruit gives him [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal powerful paw pad palms]].
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: [[spoiler:Basically what the powers of the Paw-Paw Fruit boil down to. Range is roughly ''the other side of the world'']].
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't speak as often as the other Warlords.
* RedBaron: "The Tyrant".
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:If a red light appears in one of his eye pieces, watch out]].
* RuleOfSymbolism: The bible he carries and his clothes evoke the image of a Catholic priest.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: [[spoiler:Actually Scary Shiny Focusing Lenses, but the effect is the same]].
* StealthMentor: [[spoiler: His first meeting and "fight" with the Straw Hat Pirates was essentially a SecretTestOfCharacter to Luffy's crew to see how loyal they were. Then in their second meeting he scatters them across the world to islands that all turn out to be the ''exact'' places they needed to go to each [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]].]]
* TheStoic: Always composed and calm. Always.
* SuperpowerLottery: Much like most of his fellow Warlords. There seems to be no limits on how fast, how far, or even exactly ''what'' he can push, judging by the fact that he can push someone across faraway distances, as well as pushing air and ''pain''. He's also a cyborg with a body structure so tough that not even Zoro (pre timeskip at least) can cut through, considering he's able to cut steel before. Oh, and considering he can push ''himself'' as well for an instant FlashStep, it also must be mighty hard to be merely faster than him as well. This guy could lay waste to an entire island if he wanted to, by compressing the air around him into a ''bomb''. Just hope he never gets the time to make a bomb out of sheer air pressure...
* SuperPrototype: [[spoiler:The original Pacifista, later finalised as PX-0, complete with BreathWeapon and a [[PowerPalms devil fruit power]] that can slap you halfway across the planet]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Probably not quite as much compared to other examples, but most of the things he's done since his second appearance may come as a surprise to fans.
* TheWorfEffect:
** A bit of a subversion since we're talking about the Pacifistas (cyborgs modeled after Kuma), but let's roll with it; remember how ''a single'' Pacifista managed to smack the entire Straw Hat crew around like a bunch of ragdolls? 2 year time skip, and [[spoiler:the Monster Trio destroy ''two'' with ease]].
** Subversion somewhat later on when he said that those that got sent were the prototype from two years ago. We got no idea how strong the second version will be...
* WorthyOpponent: Zoro considers him this, and almost immediately noticed when a [[RobotMe Pacifista]] attacked the Straw Hats earlier that it wasn't the real Kuma. Kuma, for his part, was impressed when he found out that Zoro survived back in Thriller Bark.
* YouShallNotPass: [[spoiler:Kuma had a mission directive installed to protect the Thousand Sunny until one of the Straw Hats showed up]].
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[[folder:"Heavenly Demon" Donquixote Doflamingo]]
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-->"The time is almost here. Go and lay the groundwork. A world where only true pirates can survive will soon be upon us. Those without power, flee while you can. The tide will bring those of unmatched power and the New Era will begin!"

->Voiced by: Creator/HideyukiTanaka (JP), RobertMcCollum (EN, Funi)

The third of the Seven Warlords to be formally introduced, Doflamingo used to boast the highest known bounty yet revealed in the series at 340 million berries until post-time skip. Sly, rude and disrespectful towards the World Government, Doflamingo is sadistically playful with others, and seems to delight in causing and participating in chaos. He is the head of a massive slaver ring that caters towards the Celestial Dragon nobility although he appears to be backing out if his remarks to his minion Disco are worth anything, and he is a believer in the New Age, an era where pirates focus on what's around them rather than embark on pursuits of romanticism, making him the antithesis of the Great Age of Pirates that Gold Roger set in motion. He ate the String-String Fruit (''Ito Ito no Mi''), which allows him to produce strings and literally manipulate people like puppets, sever limbs with ease, and travel across the sky just as easily. He also demonstrates the ability to use Haki.

His former bounty was 340,000,000 Berries.
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* AchillesHeel: The ease with which he can be coaxed into flying into a rage (which makes him act recklessly and gives him tunnel vision that makes him not pay attention to his surroundings) is his main weakness, and one that [[spoiler:Law]] is more than happy to exploit. Doflamingo was so enraged by the fact that Law turned out to be a [[spoiler:D]] that he wound up walking right into a ''very'' powerful attack from Law.
* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:The Doflamingo beheaded by Kyros was actually a string clone controlled by Doflamingo]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: The way he [[RealMenWearPink dresses]], the way he [[LargeHam acts]], and the way he [[FoeYay hits on Crocodile]] could hint this, although it's more likely he was simply mocking Croc given the entourage of scantily clad women lounging with him at his mansion (or at most, a DepravedBisexual).
* AnimalMotifs: The flamingo, wearing pink, flamboyant clothes and walking like a flamingo.
* ArchEnemy:
** [[spoiler:At this point we can safely say that he and Law outright despise each other. Their entire conflict is a big case of ItsPersonal.]]
*** This was the result of another case of ArchEnemy, mixed with UnknownRival. [[spoiler:Doflamingo's own brother Rocinante (aka Corazon, Law's idol) despised his brother as well, considering him to be pure evil, viewing the purpose of his existence as to keep his brother's "madness" in check. As such, as a marine, he infiltrated his brother's pirate crew with the intention of preventing the tragedy that Doflamingo would bring about on Dressrosa. Doflamingo was completely unaware of this until the moments leading into Rocinante's death. Murdering Corazon resulted in Doflamingo earning Law's hatred -- Law would then spend the next thirteen years of his life plotting his revenge. His former protege's actions during the Pirate Alliance Saga is what would cause Law's hatred to become mutual on both their ends.]]
** It's clear that whatever's left of the Riku royal family hates him, and for good reason:
*** King Riku Dold III was blackmailed by him for ten billion beli in order to keep Dressrosa, and when the king finally managed to collect it by appealing to the people, [[spoiler: Doflamingo used his powers to force the king and his soldiers to start killing people so that Doflamingo could show up and "save" everyone, ruining the king's good name and turning the very people he loved against him. His family is hunted down or imprisoned, and he himself becomes a convict gladiator]].
*** Rebecca, his granddaughter, only a child when this occurred, lost her mother and eventually became a convict gladiator, forced to fight and win a thousand battles to gain her freedom, and unable to live with the toy who raised her and protected her. She enters the tournament with the objective to gaining the Flame-Flame Fruit, so that she can kill Doflamingo, and be reunited with "Thunder Soldier".
*** [[spoiler: Kyros]], his son-in-law and the father of Rebecca, was turned into a toy dubbed [[spoiler:"Thunder Soldier"]], unable to protect his wife from Doflamingo's forces and had to raise his daughter without ever telling her who he truly was, lest he be tossed into the scrap heap, as his entire family had forgotten who he was due to the powers of Doflamingo's henchwoman, Sugar. He would later plan an assault on the toy factory and a rebellion against Doflamingo with the Tontatta tribe, who have also a good reason to hate the guy.
*** Viola, the king's daughter, submitted herself into Doflamingo's service under the name [[spoiler:Violet]] in exchange for sparing her father's life, being forced to work as an assassin for the last ten years for the man who ruined her family. Viola switches sides when she sees an opportunity to take down Doflamingo once and for all.
* ArmsDealer: He has worked as this under the name of Joker for 10 years following his [[spoiler:re-]]take over of Dressrosa.
* AristocratsAreEvil:
** [[spoiler: The Donquixote family were the original rulers of Dressrosa, but abdicated their position to the Riku family around 800 years ago. Why? Because a member of the Donquixote family was the king of Dressrosa... and one of the twenty kings that founded the World Government. They left to live in Mariejois, making Donquixote Doflamingo a member of the Celestial Dragons -- a ''World Noble''.]]
** [[spoiler: Actually [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in terms of the Donquixote family as whole, or at least by Doflamingo's generation. His father genuinely considered themselves to be normal humans and wanted to live as such, and his mother also appeared to be a nice woman. They were the only Noble family to ever willingly leave Mariejois. His father planned on attempting to teach the 8 year old Doflamingo and his brother a new way of life.]]
* AssassinOutclassin: Talks over the phone to [[spoiler:Vergo]], even as one of his subordinates, Baby 5, tried several attempts to assassinate him.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's not only in charge of a pirate crew, but also is the King of Dressrosa. It would also take nothing less than a Marine Admiral to take him down, and [[spoiler: he shows no hint of fear or apprehension when he actually does encounter the Admiral sent after him]]. At this point, he's probably one of ''the'' single strongest non-Four Emperor combatants in the series and has what is most likely the single best track record of them all.
* {{Badass}}:
** Bonus points for fighting Crocodile in the Marineford War. Even more points for [[spoiler:easily defeating and almost killing Smoker]].
** Even MORE points for [[spoiler: playing both Law and the Marines, leading the latter to send an [[PersonOfMassDestruction Admiral]] to deal with him, and ''having the balls to mouth off to said Admiral''.]]
** BadassInANiceSuit: When he was 25 years old, he kicked ass in a damned nice suit, and without that bow-legged swagger to boots.
* BadBoss[=/=]BenevolentBoss: If you're one of his high execs (such as Monet and Vergo), chances are he'll be the latter to you. If you're merely a peon (such as Bellamy and Disco), he'll be the former. He can sometimes pretend to be the latter to his peons, though.
* BaitTheDog: If his very brief moment as a BenevolentBoss made you think he's more humane than initially presumed, juuuuuust read ArchEnemy above. It reaffirms just how ''awful'' Doflamingo really is.
** You know how [[spoiler: Bellamy turned out to be alive after supposedly being killed back at Jaya, this revealed that Doflamingo was a BenevolentBoss. Turns out that he ordered his minions not only to kill him because he failed to kill Luffy, but he had been intending on doing so since he was already considered an "eyesore".]]
* BerserkButton:
** Killing a loyal subordinate of his is a bad idea, setting him up and royally fucking him over is an even worse idea, and outing his secret identity (the one that he used in his extensive underworld dealings) will push him over the edge into foaming-at-the-mouth homicidal rage.
** Laughing at his executives is also a no-no. They are his family, with whom he shared many joys and sorrows, so laughing at them is asking to be BuriedAlive by Pica, as some poor soul in the crew almost experienced (although Baby 5 shot the guy and caused him to fall off, she at least spared him from such a fate). [[spoiler:Most likely has to do with him despising how his real family turned out to be.]]
** Being looked down on. [[spoiler:He's a World Noble, dammit! How dare lowly commoners go against him!]]
** While the reasons have not been given, he seems to despise [[spoiler:Ds]]. The fact that [[spoiler:Law]] turned out to be one sent him flying into a rage that ultimately caused him to walk right into a very powerful attack.
* BlackMail: He does this a lot.
** In the past, [[spoiler:he stole the "honor money" that was meant for the World Nobles as well as their secret "national treasure" and then blackmailed them with it, claiming that he'll blurt out their secrets if he isn't given some authority. That's how he became a Shichibukai, as well as how he can still hold some power over World Government agencies.]]
** His EngineeredHeroics below also involves blackmail.
** Ironically, he's on the receiving end of this when Law holds Caesar hostage and blackmailed him into resign from the Warlord position.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Well, that shouldn't be your only clue...
* CainAndAbel: Implied with his younger brother Corazon, by Law and Doflamingo himself. [[spoiler:Though, they were quite close apparently up until Corazon's murder]]. [[spoiler:Corazon believed his brother was born evil, and that he existed to keep Dofamingo's "madness" in check]].
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Even without taking his String powers and Haki attacks into account, Doflamingo is ridiculously strong. No human could replicate half of what he does normally, much less while wearing a feathery jacket.
* TheChessmaster: He hides it extremely well. [[spoiler: For example, he has moles (ex-crewmates) like Vergo in high ranking marine positions and pirates like Caesar Clown under his influence. It's implied back on Jaya that he was planning for Smilies to become the new thing even then, and then in the timeskip Caesar just so happens to have developed a weapon named Smiley. Oh, and Smile turns out to be a codename for Artifical Zoan type Devil Fruits, and he has a factory just for producing those.]]
* TheCorrupter: Implied to be this to Trafalgar Law in the latter's youth. That phrase that Law said to Tashigi: "The weak cannot choose their way of death," comes straight out of Doflamingo's mouth at one point during his fight with Luffy and Law.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Apparently is one, since Buffalo mentions that he killed every fiancee that Baby 5 had, [[DisproportionateRetribution and burned the towns they lived in to the ground]]. On the hand, Baby 5 tends to accept proposals too easily anyway.
* CrazyPrepared:
** [[spoiler:He managed to get the Mera Mera Fruit shortly after Ace's death, and apparently did so solely to use it as leverage against Luffy if he needed to. That means he held on to a Logia-class fruit for ''two years'', just in case.]]
** [[spoiler: Despite the heroes turning his toys back into humans and exposing him. He goes into "Plan B" aka The Birdcage and ''traps the entire island" in a prison of string. Then demands the citizens kill his enemies to claim a "bounty", essentially turning the whole island against the heroes.]]
* CreepyChild: As a child, he asked for a gun from his father because a "commoner" talked to him as if he was his equal. His intention with the gun is obvious.
* DarkAndTroubledPast:
-->'''Doflamingo''': There are few people who have led as unfortunate a life as I have.
** [[spoiler:He does mention later that his mother died when he was eight and he [[SelfMadeOrphan killed his father]] at 10.]]
** [[spoiler: What is known about his past is that his father had his family live the simple lives as commoners, forfeiting their World Noble privileges and tried to live in a relatively more modest (but still wealthy) home. However, the citizens caught wind of a family of World Nobles living as them, and their home was eventually burned down. His family was forced into a dingy home near a garbage dump, and indeed, he and his brother ate garbage just to survive. His mother's health declined and she passed away, while the remaining family was nearly killed many times whenever angry citizens caught them. Both times the family tried to go back to Mariejois - the first by his father asking them politely, and the second by Doffy killing his father and attempted to return to Mariejois - they were refused, so he vowed vengeance against them]].
* DarkSkinnedBlond: In the anime. In the manga he's as pale as everyone else.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:According to him during his talk with Law. He mentions that he's not really with the Celestial Dragons anymore. As it turns out, it was not by his own choice -- though his father apparently played it straight.]]
* DidntSeeThatComing:
** His plan to trap Luffy falls flat on its face when [[spoiler:Luffy - who he expects to be fighting in the colosseum right now - is now in his palace with Zoro and Violet, and someone else (Sabo) impersonates "Lucy".]]
** Nor did he anticipate [[spoiler:Sugar's defeat.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Subverted. When Doflamingo begins [[spoiler: his "Birdcage Plan", he assigns the highest bounty to ''Usopp''. This is way overblown strength-wise, but justified by the fact that Usopp knocking Sugar out caused the truth behind Dressrosa to be revealed to the public and the Marines, putting Doflamingo in ''very'' deep shit.]]
* TheDon: The Donquixote family is the head of many big-league crime operations, which include slave trade, information broker, arm dealings and Devil Fruit black markets, and he's on top of it ever since they were only a pirate gang. Though his 25-year-old self looked more the part, he's still very much a classic example of TheDon now as he was then.
* TheDragon: Seems to be one for the Five Elder Stars. [[DragonWithAnAgenda Though, he's content with doing his own thing]], and made it clear he'll ditch them if he found it too boring.
* EnfantTerrible: As a child. [[spoiler:As much as you'd expect from a child who was a World Noble. What really takes the cake is that he killed his own father apparently for wanting his family to live like commoners. ''His own younger brother'' believed that Doflamingo was simply born evil.]]
** [[spoiler:To say nothing of the time when Doflamingo, bruised and beaten and being tortured at the stake, shouts at the mob torturing him that no matter what happens, he ''will'' survive, and when he gets down, he will kill each and every single one of them. ''Even the mob'' was taken aback by this.]]
** How he escaped that mob? By using [[spoiler:Haki]] to knock them all out, being one of the youngest characters in the series to use that ability.
* EngineeredHeroics: [[spoiler:Ten years ago, he manipulated King Riku and his army into collecting money from his citizens and then massacring them, while he and his group shows up at the right time to "save" the populace and become their new "good" king.]] No wonder he's got [[VillainWithGoodPublicity such a good publicity in the island despite his attitude.]]
* EntitledBastard:
** [[spoiler:As a (former) World Noble]] he thinks he's entitled to everything. He really hates the World Nobles [[spoiler:for not letting him rejoin them because of his father's actions even after he killed his father]] and he wants to destroy the world they built just for that.
** [[spoiler: This is what actually got his family in trouble in the first place. Even though he knows he's not a World Noble anymore after his father moved from Mariejois, he kept acting like a brat to the townspeople. That eventually tipped them off that the family were former World Nobles and came after them with extreme prejudice.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:It's implied that part of what motivated him to kill his father was his mother's death, which he believes could have been prevented with the top class medicine they would have had access to when they were World Nobles]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
** The news of Monet not responding causes him to go to Punk Hazard by himself to check out the reason why; says a lot about his character.
** He even ''apologizes'' to Vergo, calling him a companion, or, in other words, a friend. There's definitely more to him than we know, most likely having to do with his past, as Vergo said.
** By Buffalo's account, Doflamingo's murders of Baby 5's fiancÚs were driven by his concern for ''her'', whom he supposedly cares for like a little sister. Considering that Baby 5 tends to accept proposals from sleazes and swindlers, his atrocities might even be seen as a case of extreme BigBrotherInstinct.
** You do ''not'' laugh at his top executives. He considers them to be his family, those who shared both joy and sorrow with him, so he will not tolerate any disrespect towards them.
** One of the reasons he [[spoiler:hated his father for leaving the Celestial Dragons was because he blamed his mother's death by illness on their new commoner lifestyle.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** He's a self-centered dick and easily one of the nastiest of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, but he's not the type to start fights over dreams, and he even if he is, he'd make sure he didn't lose [[spoiler:which is why he personally (well, [[PeoplePuppets almost personally]]) beat up and dismissed Bellamy]].
** [[spoiler:He also reacted ''very'' badly to Monet's apparent death, to the point that he jumped off a window four stories high to head off to Punk Hazard. He deems his execs his family, and will go to great lengths to protect and avenge them.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Surprisingly, [[spoiler: with Vivi]] of all people. [[spoiler: Both are descendants of the 20 kings who formed the World Government, both of them do not have the title of Celestial Dragon because someone in their bloodline decided to live alongside normal people (Vivi by a distant ancestor, Doflamingo by his parents), and both of them were popular with their respective kingdoms. But while Vivi is honest in her desire to help her kingdom, Doflamingo uses his image of a good king as a way to hide his underground operations.]]
** Also manages to be one to Luffy. Both care about their crews to the point of violence when they're attacked. Both have had tragic pasts where they lost a brother. Both are condemned by other people because of their ancestry (Luffy because he's Dragon's son and Doflamingo because he [[spoiler: was once a Celestial Dragon]]). Yet their ideologies couldn't be more different: Luffy has been motivated countless times by the dreams others have while Doflamingo dismisses them as delusions. Doflamingo is one of the most cunning enemies in the series while Luffy is an IdiotHero. Luffy will charge into a fight without a second thought while Doflamingo is seen to avoid personally engaging in a fight unless he absolutely has to. [[spoiler:Doflamingo ''murdered'' his brother, while Luffy's gave up his life in order to save him]]. Even their attitudes towards their respective crews have a dark parallel: Doflamingo genuinely cares about his crew, but puts his goals before them and won't hesitate to demand personal sacrifices from them for his sake, including their lives. Luffy, however, is selfish to a point, and would never demand anything meaningful from his crew to forward his goals, such as their dreams, and ''especially'' their lives -- he'd rather die than allow such a thing to happen.
* EvilIsPetty: When it comes down to it, [[spoiler:all of his horrible actions are just him trying to get back at the World Nobles simply because they refused to give him his title back after he killed his father and presented his head to them.]]
* AFatherToHisMen: You'd never expect it from the guy, but he treats every member of his crew with love and respect, from [[spoiler:silently weeping and driven to a berserk rage over Monet's sacrifice]], to thanking [[spoiler:Vergo]] for his hard work before his (presumed) death, and forgiving Baby 5 and Buffalo when [[spoiler:he finds their [[ItMakesSenseInContext still-alive decapitated heads]] alone on a life boat]]. He even has shown forgiveness towards [[spoiler:Law]] to an extent, willing to take him back despite his betrayal. Turns out there's a reason for it. [[spoiler: His mom died when he was eight and he killed his father at age 10. So the crew are like a family to him. So heaven help those that do so]].
%%* [[FallenPrincess Fallen Prince]]: Seems to be his backstory in a nutshell.
* FightingAShadow: Think you've managed to best Doflamingo? Nope! More often than not it's just a string clone of his, and seldom gets physically involved in his fights.
* FingerGun: His Tamaito technique fires a string out of his finger like a gunshot.
* FlashbackNightmare: He had one once, involving his DarkAndTroubledPast above.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He has yet to remove his sunglasses (except once in flashback, and we still don't see his eyes), but is definitely the most amoral of the Warlords, especially with Moria, Crocodile and Blackbeard who were very malevolent people. [[spoiler: And being an epic scumbag seems to be par for the course for the Celestial Dragons...]]
* FreudianExcuse:
** Ultimately, double subverted. [[spoiler: It initially seemed that the only genuine tragedy in his past is the death of his mother via illness, which he blamed on the commoner lifestyle his father made their family adopt. Even then, that's no excuse for any of his actions, and her death doesn't play any part in his motivations -- or at least, not as much as the World Nobles' decision to reject him and prevent his return to Mariejois. From the initial introduction to his past, it appeared he was simply fed up with a "normal life" and killed his father for mostly petty reasons...]]
** [[spoiler: ...However, when his past is revisited, we get to see what ''really'' happened through Doflamingo's own eyes; He, in fact, did ''not'' live a normal life at all after leaving Mariejois. His family were being hunted down by commoners chomping at the bit to avenge themselves on vulnerable World Nobles. He, Rocinante, and their father Homing were beaten, tortured, and crucified on a regular basis and ran for their lives everyday while hiding among mountains of garbage and eventually resorting to ''eating'' said garbage. His father desperately appealed to the World Nobles to take Doflamingo, Rocinante, and his wife back only to be coldly rejected. It was shortly after ''this'' that Doffy's mother died of exhaustion and illness and he and his brother and father were hanged, tortured and nearly burned. So, while he's definitely an awful man either way, Doflamingo's current state of mind is certainly... explainable.]]
** Later played with. [[spoiler: According to his brother Rocinante, Doflamingo was ''always'' [[YouMonster a monster]]. This is coming from someone who went through the exact same things Doflamingo did and ended up being one of the most kindhearted characters in the series.]] So in reality he was [[SpoiledBrat raised corrupted]], [[DrivenToVillainy driven to madness]] ''and'' [[TheSociopath born evil.]]
* GenreSavvy: Having learned from the mistakes of many, Doflamingo takes great length to ''not'' underestimate the Straw Hats. Although he will wallow at the Straw Hats' confusion when he sees it, he's always prepared for setbacks.
* GogglesDoNothing: He wore goggles in addition to his sunglasses when he was younger for some reason.
* HairTriggerTemper: As things have been unraveling more and more, it has become painfully clear that beneath Doflamingo's unflappable, sneeringly arrogant exterior lies a veritable cauldron of murderous rage that will explosively boil over the minute that something doesn't go his way if he's already experienced a setback.
* HiddenDepths: He was [[{{Understatement}} rather upset]] when [[spoiler:Monet didn't answer after being given a fatal wound by Caesar]], and is grateful to [[spoiler:Vergo for sacrificing himself, and even acknowledged how Vergo had been at his side longer than any other, thanking him for all the years of loyal service]]. And the fact that [[spoiler:he went alone to check Punk Hazard out says]] a lot. Not something you'd expect from the most amoral of the Warlords.
** [[spoiler:Going by Monet's last thoughts, there is something far more to him than we think. For one, her thoughts suggest that he, a man who plans to spearhead a movement against an era driven by dreams, aspires to be the ''Pirate King''.]]
** [[spoiler: Chapter 763 presents the reason why he's a World Noble but isn't living like a GodKing in Mariejois... and it was worse than imagined, to where he continued to have nightmares about it until adulthood.]]
* HopeSpot: As the situation in Punk Hazard escalates, he seems on the verge of losing three of his subordinates though was most distressed about losing the SMILES [[spoiler:as it's later revealed he's making them for a pirate emperor, Kaido]]. He sends two more of his subordinates to check out the matter and they arrive just as Luffy had sent Caesar flying out of the building. Doflamingo's spirits raised a bit upon hearing that since as long as he had Caesar the SMILES Devil Fruits could still be made. [[spoiler:And then said subordinates are defeated and Caesar is captured to be used as a bargaining chip against him.]]
* HumansAreBastards:
** He claims that all humans, however proper and respectable they may be, deep down crave for blood and death of others.
** [[spoiler: This viewpoint was probably the result of that when the surrounding people found out about his family, they went on an insane witch-hunt of a rampage. After seeing the worst of humanity from common people, hearing about the atrocities of the World Nobles and them refusing to help his family, no wonder he has this view.]]
* TheHyena:
** It is very rare to see him not laughing, and even rarer to see him without a smile.
** He's also the boss of a guy called Bellamy "[[RedBaron The Hyena]]."
* IllKillYou: While a group of angry people [[spoiler:were holding him, his brother, and their father tied up and his father begged the mob to spare the lives of his children]], Doffy screamed out he would kill every single one of them. The furious mob was actually taken back by this.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: His solution to being rattled by a particularly horrible nightmare involving his childhood.
* IronicEcho: Doflamingo says to Law that "weaklings cannot decide how they die" - the same thing Law himself stated to Tashigi in Punk Hazard.
* IslandBase: After the timeskip, we see that he operates from an island called Dressrosa that he rules as its king.
* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:The World Nobles won't give ME back MY title because of my father leaving it all behind? WELL IF I CAN'T HAVE IT, THEN SCREW THEIR WORLD!]]
** [[spoiler:Even though his past was genuinely tragic, it was no excuse for his actions. No look further than his brother Rocinante, who went through the same exact things he did and turned out to be one of the most kindhearted characters in the series. At the core of the matter, Doflamingo only thinks about himself, resulting in a genuine LackOfEmpathy. Thus he shows no sympathy for the plights that Luffy and Law went through (one of whom he knows quite well), and outright ''shouts'' at them that ''their'' tragedies do not compare to ''his''.]]
** He genuinely cares about his gang, whom he calls his family, but even then he puts himself and his goal above them and would not hesitate to demand their sacrifices for his sake. To his credit, ''many'' of them would do it willingly, like [[spoiler:Vergo]] and Monet. [[spoiler:In Law's flashback, we found out that this attitude also extended to his only remaining relative by blood - his younger brother Rocinante, as Doflamingo would order Rocinante to consume the Ope-Ope fruit and die to give him immortality all the same (though it's unknown how Doflamingo's emerging suspicion of Rocinante ratting out his family to the Marines factored in this scheme). In keeping with this extreme selfishness and egoism, once he knew Law had eaten the fruit, Doflamingo immediately demanded to retrieve the boy, so that he could "educate him the importance of dying for [Doflamingo]". He would likely have gone through with it too, had Rocinante not pulled a HeroicSacrifice to ensure Law could get away from him.]]
* ItsPersonal:
** It becomes increasingly obvious that his conflict with [[spoiler:Law has gotten to this point, at least on his side. Seeing as Law's actions caused the deaths of two loyal subordinates (one of whom who had been with Doflamingo longer than any other), and forced him into a SadisticChoice where he would have either been hunted down by the Admirals or by Kaido of the Four Emperors, it's to be expected. He's had it in for Law even before all of this, since he put so much time and effort into raising Law to be his right-hand man only for Law to turn against him.]]
** [[spoiler:And it's becoming obvious that it's personal from both sides, with Law wanting revenge from a yet unspecified event 13 years ago.]]
** [[spoiler: And he has a MAJOR beef with the World Nobles who're pretty much the reason for who he is now.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: One of the biggest pricks in the entire series. He's cruel, petty, completely untrustworthy, has a major disregard for the lives of others, and completely refuses to accept responsibility for his actions or accept that they're beyond the pale, instead choosing to blame everything on one party ([[spoiler:the World Nobles]]). His unwavering loyalty to and protectiveness towards his crew (unless you're Bellamy) is about the only decent quality that he has.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: He seems very fond of sharing his beliefs or relevant information with opponents.
* KiAttacks: He has awakened Armament Haki and Supreme King Haki.
* KickTheDog:
** Forced Atmos to murder his own crewmates, with Doflamingo cackling all the way.
** Forcing [[spoiler:King Riku to gather all the money of his kingdom, only to have be used a literal puppet to slaughter his own citizens.]]
** Forcing Bellamy to kill Luffy to regain his favor (after Bellamy and Luffy had developed a great deal of mutual respect for one another), beating the shit out of him, [[spoiler:insulting him to piss off Luffy, and then using him as a human shield when Luffy flies into a rage]].
** Really, it says something that the main use of his PeoplePuppets power is to force someone to kill those close to them, and pointless cruelty and sadism have both become defining character traits of his.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is a significantly more serious threat than the Straw Hats have faced before [[spoiler: especially being a former World Noble]], [[spoiler: made even more threatening when he not only defeats Law, but shoots him in front of Luffy and co.]]
* KnowledgeBroker: [[spoiler:Part of his third occupation as the underworld figure "Joker".]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:Gives up on killing Smoker after Aokiji makes it clear he won't let that happen. He did ''try'' once, but Aokiji froze him, although it had no apparent affect on him. It's not as if he couldn't hold his own against him, because he definitely could; he just didn't want to risk a drawn-out confrontation that had the potential to go south for him.]]
* LaughablyEvil: Evil alright, but at least it's fun to watch him.
* LeaveNoWitnesses: [[spoiler:With his plans for Dressrosa falling apart, Doflamingo goes to his backup plan: exterminating the entire island.]]
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Ran one for the World Nobles for a time. [[spoiler: It was a huge slave ring centered around selling slaves to the Nobles, so they would ignore almost everything else he did. Such as sell weapons to pirates on the side.]]
* LightIsNotGood: Dressed much more brightly than his brother Corazon, but was easily the more wicked of the two.
* LightningBruiser: Fast as hell, hits like an out-of-control dump truck, and can shrug off just about anything.
* LooseLips: [[spoiler:As a youngster, he behaved like an entitled brat and let slip he was a Celestial Dragon, even though his father forfeited their status. With that, he unintentionally set a chain of events that led to the destruction of his home, the death of his family, and his life as a pirate]].
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Behind Caesar, Vergo and Law, even though Law clearly had his own agenda from the start. And Kaido is the man behind him.]]
* ManipulativeBastard:
** Organizes a tournament with the prize being [[spoiler:Ace's devil fruit]] so he could distract Luffy from his mission at Dressrosa.
** Best summed up by Law: "Provoking people is what he does best." This is after Doflamingo irritates Luffy by insulting Bellamy in front of him and then uses Bellamy as HumanShield against him.
* MeaningfulName:
** His namesake, Don Quixote, is an iconic dreamer, in stark contrast to Doflamingo's insistence that dreams are just that, dreams. Ironically, he does share one connection to Don Quixote. Neither of them realize that their beliefs are merely a product of their own insanity.
** [[spoiler: And yet, Monet's dying thoughts suggest that Doflamingo ''does'' have a dream of his own... he wants to become the next Pirate King.]]
** His epithet ''Ten Yasha'' (rendered as "Heavenly Yaksha" or "Heavenly Demon" in the English translation) refers to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaksha Yaksha]]: spirits in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist folklore with dual personalities that guard the resources beneath the earth. Doflamingo tends to switch between amusement and murderous rages, and gave Dressrosa wealth... if only by exploiting the dwarves beneath the flower fields.
** His prior history of raiding ships with tributes to the Celestial Dragons from the nations of the world [[spoiler:and his own former status as a Celestial Dragon himself]] could be another reason for his epithet. Literally taking the world's treasures and preventing nobles living separately from the world below from having them.
** The "Heavenly Demon" itself may also be meaningful [[spoiler:as since he's an ex-World Noble who are considered "Heavenly" and the fact he turned to piracy (hence "Demon"), he's considered a figurative FallenAngel.]]
* MightMakesRight: Firmly believes this as demonstrated by his speech at Marineford about who becomes justice.
* MissingMom: She died when he was only 8.
* MoralMyopia:
** He treats his own crewmates like family and gets angered if something serious should happen to befall them. Yet has no qualms with tearing apart other peoples' families [[spoiler:such as the Riku Family, who had ''given into his demands'' without any resistance whatsoever when he first arrived at Dressrosa]] for kicks and giggles.
** He was pissed about all the crap Luffy and the Straw Hats, and Law, put him through, [[spoiler:ruining his control over the country and trying to mess up his business partnership with Kaido. Never for a second occurs to him about what he's done to his own country for 10 years, including enslaving people, tearing families apart, removing the royal family from their position of power, having them hated and feared, and hunted down, with them either being killed, or again enslaved; and indirectly having dozens of children taken from their homes and experimented on for his own shady business deals]].
** [[spoiler: Despite having been on the end of horrible treatment when he was younger, he decides to do even worse actions as an adult that make what the mob did to him and his family seem like child's play.]]
** Played with as far as his crewmates go. If you're part of his inner circle, you are family to him and there is absolutely no length that he won't go to for you. On the other hand, if you're lower on the totem pole, he'll act like you're family to him until you displease him, in which case he's every bit as abusive and hazardous to life and limb as someone like Kuro or Crocodile.
* MoralityPet: The top executives and officers of the Donquixote gang - barring traitors, that is. [[spoiler:His brother Rocinante was supposed to be one for him, being his sole remaining family member by blood. However, even Roci recognized how evil his brother was and attempted to keep his "madness" at bay, to the point of lying and deceiving him of his mutism, his devil fruit (which Doffy had no idea he had), and his association with the Marines. Doflamingo outright murdered him once he found out Rocinante was a traitor and foiled his entire plan to get the Ope-Ope fruit.]]
* MotiveRant:
** After he and Trebol beat Luffy and Law, he lets off a particularly large one. [[spoiler:He's basically lashing at the world at large because his right as a World Noble was made void after the rest of them called his family a "traitor" because his dad chose to be a commoner.]]
** However, he wasn't giving us the whole truth, [[spoiler: as a flashback reveals that after he and his family left their life of luxury, they were hunted out savagely when their heritage was discovered. Considering that he still had nightmares about it as a young adult, the fact he won't talk about it shows something.]]
* MysteriousPast:
** [[spoiler:The ability to fake his resignation and fool the entire world goes way beyond his power as a ''Warlord''. The only people capable of doing such a thing are the ''World Nobles''. Just who the hell is this guy?]]
** As it turns out, [[spoiler:he's one of the [[AristocratsAreEvil Celestial Dragons.]] Or at least he ''used'' to be one. Doflamingo admits he no longer has that status, because Doflamingo's father left Mariejois with his family to live like a normal person, and when Doflamingo killed him and tried to go back, the World Nobles refused, considering his entire family to be traitors.]]
** What raises the most questions is his past with Law that leads to the present plot. [[spoiler:Apparently, Law hates him for killing the person who meant the most to him: [[CainAndAbel Corazon, the former top executive of the Donquixote Family]]... and ''Doflamingo's younger brother''.]]
** Chapter 763 finally sheds some light on this: [[spoiler: After his father gave up his title they did try to live like normal commoners. However the people in the town they were in were ''extremely'' resentful of the Celestial Dragons and forced them to live in hiding in squalor (though it probably didn't help that Doflamingo kept acting like a Celestial Dragon). His mother died from sickness as during so. He father did try to go back to the Celestial Dragons but they refused.]]
* NeverMyFault: This increasingly seems to be the case for him. Yes, his past actually was pretty horrifying and traumatic, but to be perfectly honest, odds are that none of it would have happened if he hadn't continued to act like a stereotypical World Noble and hadn't called attention to his family as a result, and the rest of his rationale reads like something akin to "Daddy made me stop hanging out with the cool kids and now they won't let me back into their club". While he may have experienced genuine tragedy and great misfortune, he has completely failed to take any responsibility for his part in it. It's especially glaring when you consider that Rosinante went through the exact same thing as he did (though no fault of his own, to boot) and wound up being one of the most genuinely kind characters in the series, which renders no small amount of credence to his theory that Doflamingo genuinely was just a bad seed.
* NighInvulnerable: For a long time he'd not taken any visible damage from a ''single'' attack, and that includes being shot with a missile and being frozen solid by Kuzan, the latter of which has been a death knell to every single other person affected by it. He was eventually wounded by Law and subsequently Luffy, but he managed to shrug off both attacks with no significant ill effects. [[spoiler:He even bragged about it in his flashback, declaring that he won't die even after being tortured a lot.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Apparently based on French singer [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/michel-polnareff.jpg Michel Polnareff]].
* NotQuiteFlight: His Devil Fruit power allows him to swing from clouds, essentially allowing him to fly.
* NotSoStoic:
** He has been shown to be annoyed before, like during his first appearance when he was summoned to Mariejois, but never outright angry. [[spoiler:That is, until Law defeated Vergo, revealed his own plans with the special weapon [=SAD=], and boasted that he's going to ruin whatever schemes he has and his influence in the world. That is the first time he's seen visibly enraged]].
** [[spoiler: Also when he didn't hear Monet's response as she had suffered a fatal blow to the heart by Caesar Clown, prompting a very out of character moment of him rushing to Punk Hazard alone]].
** [[spoiler: Then Law gives him an ultimatum: Either step down from his position as a Warlord and face the Marine Admirals, but getting Caesar back, or staying a Warlord, but facing Kaido's wrath for not being able to provide him with any more Smiles. Forget the SAD thing, ''this'' is when he got '''really pissed off'''.]]
** [[spoiler:It continues with chapter 712 when he loses his calm demeanor after Fujitora attacks both him and Law with meteors. It seems the stress of the last arc and this one has really gotten to him.]]
* OffWithHisHead: Inflicted it on Crocodile with his powers, though [[MadeOfAir obviously]] that didn't stick. [[spoiler:Found himself on the receiving end of it thanks to Kyros, but that didn't stick, either.]]
* OhCrap:
** [[spoiler:When Law reveals that he's set him up so that his options involve either stepping down and getting the Admirals on his ass or staying put but losing his bargaining chip with Kaido (the absence of which will almost assuredly get him killed by an enraged Kaido), this is his initial reaction before he begins to flip out.]]
** [[spoiler: Except for the fact that this was all a ploy to lure in Law.]]
** [[spoiler:Another one when he realizes that the "Lucy" running around the colosseum is ''not'' Luffy anymore, who is currently rampaging his way in his castle.]]
** And yet another one when [[spoiler:Sugar lost consciousness, making ten years of slave-making go up in smoke, and causing chaos in Dressrosa as the toys turned back to normal and people regained their memories]].
** Gets one at the start of the fight against Luffy and Law. [[spoiler:Luffy rushes for Law out of the blue but Doffy realizes too late it's a bluff. Law uses his ROOM and Shambles moves to switch places with Doffy and warp Luffy closer to him. By the time he realized what happened, Doffy's hit by Luffy's Red Hawk move.]]
*** [[spoiler:When Law's flashback is over and the surgeon pirate reveals he is also a D., this is what happens to the turkey.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: He states to Bellamy that his goal is to ''destroy the world''. As Law (used to) share this thought, he deems Law to be his right-hand man (before he defects). His reason for destroying the world is that [[spoiler:he's spiteful at the World Nobles for not giving him his rightful title, so he swore to destroy everything the World Nobles possess.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney:
** Most of the things he does are for monetary gain, and when something is looking like it isn't going to be profitable, he [[NothingPersonal ditches it and anybody tied to it]].
** [[spoiler:Somewhat debatable however, as Monet implies that Doflamingo does aspire for something ''other'' than monetary gain: to become the Pirate King.]]
* {{Outgambitted}}:
** For someone who is a mean player of XanatosSpeedChess, he sure as hell didn't count on Law throwing a massive SpannerInTheWorks merely by [[spoiler: one-shotting Vergo and swapping Smoker's heart with Monet's before handing it to Caesar]].
** He also didn't count on [[spoiler: Law blackmailing him. See Sadistic Choice below]].
*** In turn, [[spoiler: Law didn't count on him feigning compliance with his blackmail conditions as a way of luring him into a trap.]]
** He massively underestimated just how much trouble the Straw Hats would be. [[spoiler:Sabo and Luffy switching places screwed up most of his plans, then things went straight to hell when they took out Sugar.]]
* PapaWolf:
** [[spoiler: What does he do after Monet's voice unexpectedly falls silent? Jumps out of a four storey building to fly over to Punk Hazard from Dressrosa to deal with whoever stopped her]].
** [[spoiler: He [[DisproportionateRetribution crushes entire islands]] for taking advantage of Baby 5's inability to refuse requests.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: He seems to have been either this or a surrogate big brother to the younger members of his crew Buffalo, Baby 5, Dellinger, and Law. He took special effort in raising Law, personally overseeing his education and having him trained under his executives since he believed that the boy had great potential. This may be why he takes Law's defection and efforts to undermine him so personally.
* PeoplePuppets: His Parasite move lets him take control of people, and manipulate their movements while making hand gestures as if controlling a marionette's strings.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: His String-String Fruit not only makes him deadly, but has a considerable amount of destructive power.
* PerpetualSmiler: It's a big deal when he's not smiling.
* ThePhilosopher: Sometimes he waxes about his worldviews, and whenever he does it, it gives an ominous feel to it. See MightMakesRight and HumansAreBastards above for two instances.
* PlayingCardMotifs: Sometimes goes by the alias "Joker" while his CoDragons have suit-themed names.
* PsychoticSmirk: What an unnerving smirk he has.
* PsychoForHire: He's one of the less sane member of the Warlords.
* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler:He's just an overgrown SpoiledBrat throwing a huge temper tantrum over the "cool kids" not letting him back into their club.]]
* PunnyName: His string power's attack names often end with -ito (string).
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: His whole inner circle is absolutely made of this. Members include a man dressed as a baby, a woman who can't bring herself to refuse requests, and a man made of slime who has issues with personal space.
* RazorFloss: He has the Ito Ito (String String) Fruit which lets him shoot out strings from his fingertips, or occasionally other parts of his body. The string can slice clean through many things larger than its width, even meteors. Considering he has a vast empire (both literal and underground) and many connections and moles in Marines and World Government, it's a StealthPun - he's the man pulling the strings in both figurative and literal level.
* RealMenWearPink: His oversized, feathery, and ''very'' pink overcoat. His tropical-styled shirt might count too. He probably wouldn't look out of place in ''MiamiVice'' if he ditched the jacket.
* RichesToRags: [[spoiler: His father had his family leave Mariejois to live amongst commoners, and they ended up living under such horrible conditions that his mother became ill and died. As he put it, he saw the "{{Heaven}}" and "{{Hell}}" of this world]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After receiving a SadisticChoice by Law, Doflamingo reaches Punk Hazard returning the decapitated heads of Baby 5 and Buffalo to their captured bodies, and ruthlessly mowing down the Marines, all while demanding the Straw Hat Pirates. He was also going to beat Smoker to death, and would have succeeded if not for Aokiji intervening.]]
** [[spoiler: His entire motivation is to do this to the World Nobles: Destroying the world which they effectively lord over, because they refused to give his title back, which he killed his father to get]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler:He is the king of Dressrosa. He forfeiting this title along with his position as a Warlord was just a ruse. It was only permitted because ''he is a former Celestial Dragon'', born from a line of one of the 20 Kings who formed the World Government.]]
* SadisticChoice: After Law captures Caesar, he gives him a ultimatum of quitting the Seven Warlords. If Doflamingo remains a Warlord, he doesn't get Caesar back, leaving him unable to create SMILE, and thus can't provide Kaido with it, invoking the Emperor's wrath. However, if he steps down from his position as a Warlord, he gets Caesar back and can continue providing Kaido with SMILE, but the Marines, and especially the Admirals, won't stand idly by anymore. He steps down from the Warlords and decides to take his chances with the Admirals.
** [[TakeAThirdOption Except it was actually a ploy to trap Law and the Straw Hats]]. He managed to fool them into thinking he had stepped down from his position so he could lure them into a trap.
** And now he's issued one to the entire island: With the truth of his rule revealed, they can either come and kill him if they have the fortitude to end the chaos caused by the "Birdcage", or it can come to an end quicker if they collect the bounties he's issued on the heads of the heroes that have been huge [[SpannerInTheWorks Spanners In The Works]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: His whole scheme of quitting the Seven Warlords, then claiming it was a mistake and thus still retaining his position, was no simple feat. As he considers this, Law realizes that only someone with connections to the Celestial Dragons could pull off such a large-scale deception without any consequences.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He's the King of Dressrosa and, along with that, he doesn't just have connections to the Celestial Dragons... [[spoiler:''[[WhamLine he is one]]'' (well, technically a former one, but it still leaves him with enough power to do crazy stuff)]].
* SelfDuplication: He can make clones out of his string, called "Black Knight", which acts as his proxy.
* SelfMadeMan: However, he very much resents that this had to be the case [[spoiler:instead of simply being given great fortune by his status as a World Noble. Even then, though, being a ''former'' one has already helped him a lot]].
* SelfMadeOrphan: He killed his father at the tender age of ''ten'' and later his own younger brother in cold blood when [[spoiler: he found out he was a Marine.]]
* SillyWalk: Walks with a bowl-legged waddle like a flamingo in his first appearance.
* SinisterShades: The shades themselves are even shaped sinisterly.
* SinsOfOurFathers: [[spoiler: He is considered a traitor to the World Nobles because his father ''dared'' to leave Mariejois to live like a normal human being.]]
* SlasherSmile: More like Slasher Sneer, or Slasher Smirk.
* SpoiledBrat: Despite all his talking down on Luffy and Law, [[{{Hypocrite}} calling them brats]] and stating that adults like him don't have the time or patience to deal with their "kiddy games," [[spoiler:one can easily tell that Doflamingo, at his core, is little more than a PsychopathicManchild who's pissed off at the world because he's a SpoiledBrat ''instead'' of the RoyalBrat that he used to be, all because his father happened to have the shred of human decency the rest of the World Nobles lacked and left Mariejois with his family to live a normal life. All his despicable actions as a pirate are little more than him having thirty year-long temper tantrum over being denied what he considers his birthright.]]
* SocialDarwinist: During the battle of Marineford, he delivers one particularly {{Badass}} HannibalLecture about how MightMakesRight.
-->'''Doflamingo:''' Pirates are evil!? The Marines are righteous?! Ha! These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war will always grow up with different values! Therefore, those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! Justice will prevail, you say!? ''Damn right'' it will! And that's because whoever wins this war becomes justice!
** He later expresses his opinion that people were born to be in their station in life, and that [[spoiler:Bellamy]] could never be anything more than a lowly thug.
** And gets much more darker later as he firmly believes that [[spoiler:since he's a World Noble, he has privileges over every other people in the world, and that he can't stand the thought of anyone else looking down at or even besting him.]]
* TheSociopath: Has incredible charisma and manipulative skills, but has no concern for anyone if they don't prove to be profitable. As the story continues and we learn more of his past, we then find that's it's much darker then just being a powerful pirate. His own brother believed he was this.
* StepfordSmiler: His default expression is a humongous grin and he instinctively tries to smile no matter the situation or what he's actually feeling.
* SuperpowerLottery: Much like most of his fellow Warlords. His "Parasite" technique seems to have no limits; he can control anybody like a puppet, they can't resist at all, and he can spread the strings across the distance of an entire island and control hundreds of people at the same time. Not even Sanji or Diamond Jozu (who can toss icebergs) could resist at all. Also his strings are powerful enough to instantly amputate ''Oars Jr'', the 300 foot tall giant.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[spoiler: After Law reveals that he's a "D", Doflamingo claims he doesn't care about the superstition that the letter is associated with in his homeland, but his attacks grow more reckless and he visibly becomes extremely angry.]]
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:After being given the Sadistic Choice by Law, Doflamingo attempted to find Law and the Straw Hats by flying to Punk Hazard and attacking Smoker, demanding where they were. Coincidentally, Brook thought Doflamingo would reject both options and attempt to kill them. Though it failed thanks to Aokiji, Doflamingo had a back up plan: use his authority as a World Noble to fake his resignation]].
* ThickerThanWater: [[spoiler:HORRIBLY subverted. Go ask his old man and his brother Corazon. No wait, you can't - as they're dead]].
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[spoiler: He was so accustomed to his life as and status of a World Noble, even as a child, that he felt he could ask for his father's gun [[DisproportionateRetribution to sort out someone he had an argument with]]]].
** [[spoiler:At no more than ten years old, he gave death threats to a mob that was ''trying to kill him and his family''. Even the mob was creeped out by that]].
** In the original sketch Oda made of the Warlords as children, he can clearly see him [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking smoking a cigarette like a mob boss]].
* TrueCompanions: His executives are the only ones he shared his joys and sorrows with, after the death of his family.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Goes to great lengths ''not'' to do this when he finally conflicts with the Straw Hats, having learned from the mistakes of those before him. However, once he gained the upper hand, he starts falling prey to this, something that [[spoiler:Law]] calls him out on in chapter 724.
-->[[spoiler:'''Law''']]: "Will you be one of the countless many... that have come to regret underestimating them?"
* UnreliableNarrator: His telling of his origin leaves out a lot of key details such as how [[spoiler:a bunch of commoners who had a grudge against World Nobles horribly brutalized him and his family (his mother died of exhaustion from being pursued) as well as how his father tried to bargain for his sons to become World Nobles again because he didn't want them to suffer anymore.]] But thing is, what he ended up saying never contradicts those facts that comes later.
* VillainousBreakdown: As the Alliance's plan continued to succeed during [[spoiler:the Punk Hazard arc, topped off with the Sadistic Choice above, Doflamingo pretty much lost it, went into an immediate UnstoppableRage, and ran roughshod on G-5, slaughtering {{Mooks}} and beating ''Smoker'' to near death, all while demanding the heads of the Straw Hat Pirates and Law. The only reason he didn't succeed in killing Smoker was because of Aokiji. He still shows shades of it, as he seems more susceptible to losing his cool when things don't go his way, such as when Fujitora attacked him unexpectedly. The fact that Law was the one instead of Luffy to drive Doflamingo closest to this point is notable deviation from the standard formula of the series.]]
** He likewise doesn't seem to take injuries well, or at least the idea of "brats" like Luffy and Law thinking they can take him: First time Luffy manages to land a hit on him, he starts going off the deep end, [[spoiler:ranting about he's descended from the world's "most noble bloodline," angrily expressing his hatred of his father for leaving Mariejois with his family to live a normal life (and his beef with the World Nobles because of it), and how brats like Law and Luffy shouldn't get cocky]].
** [[spoiler: Once Law mentions that he has the "D" name, his attacks become less focused and much more wild leaving his defense full of holes. Law takes advantage of this and manages to score a blow to his midsections as a result.]]
* VillainousValor: He might've been a brat as a child, but it takes guts to [[spoiler:declare that you're not only going to survive the torture inflicted upon you and pay it back tenfold]] while your [[spoiler:father and brother beg for mercy and death respectively.]]
* WhipItGood: His Overheat which involves him shooting a long rope-like whip out of string from his hand and pulverizing things with it.
* WildCard: For the World Government, he acts on his own whims and couldn't care less for their issues. Only coming to their call if it's something that interests him (such as the War with Whitebeard). [[spoiler: In fact the way he got his position was largely through blackmail by intercepting ships with kingdom offerings to the Celestial Dragons.]]
* WolverineClaws: A variant. His basic move Goshikito is him clawing his foe with his strings extending from his fingertips. His Full Bright is a stronger variant.
* WouldHurtAChild: While it's unknown whether or not he would do this personally, [[spoiler:he did facilitate the kidnapping of many children for Caesar Clown's experiments, and then had Vergo cover them up]].
* WrittenByTheWinners: Strongly believes in this, as shown by his speech during the Marineford War. [[spoiler:Which becomes incredibly unsurprising once you learn that he's a descendant of the "winners."]]
* XanatosSpeedChess:
** [[spoiler:He didn't lose his cool even when Caesar Clown, Vergo and Monet were defeated. He instead simply ordered Monet to blow up the island after Baby 5 and Buffalo retrieved Caesar. When he found out that the island didn't blow up, he decided to go there himself. He only started to lose his cool when he learned that the Straw Hats and Law managed to leave the island with Caesar in their hands before he reached Punk Hazard.]]
** [[spoiler:Until he pretended to forfeit his decision as Warlord, and got Law to the rendezvous point at Green Bit with Caesar Clown.]]
** [[spoiler: With Sugar's defeat, the horrible truth of his ten-year long rule starts to unravel. So what does he do? Through the "Birdcage", he entraps the entire island, cuts off communications with the outside world, controls the citizens to kill each other, then promises the terror will only stop if they either have the stones to come up and kill him, or hunt down the group that gave him grief (The Straw Hats currently on the island, King Riku's family, Law and Sabo) for a bounty]].
* YouHaveFailedMe:
** To Bellamy. [[spoiler:Though, Bellamy didn't die from the wounds and went on to get stronger while still loving Doflamingo.]]
** [[spoiler: And he pulls it on him ''again'', this time for failing to kill Luffy ''before he even has a chance to.'' Though the way Dellinger puts it, it seems like he was going to have Bellamy killed off regardless if he succeeded or not since he's apparently an "eyesore"]].
** He also later does this to one of his peons in Momonosuke's flashback.
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[[folder:"Pirate Empress" Boa Hancock]]
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-->[[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful "Whether I kick a kitten... Tear off your ears... Even slaughter innocent people... The world will never cease to forgive my actions! Why, you ask? Why, it is because I am beautiful!"]]

->Child Voice: Creator/KanaeIto (JP)
->Adult Voice: Creator/KotonoMitsuishi (JP)

The sixth of the Seven Warlords of the Sea to be introduced. Hancock is the Empress of the isolated Amazon Lily and captain of the Kuja Pirates. Renowned throughout the world for her beauty, she puts on the appearance of being distant, aloof, and, well, a JerkAss of the highest order, spoiled and selfish, prone to looking down on others. Of course, she's not above exploiting her reputation for all it's worth, as she causes most people to completely lose their composure and turn into gooey, love-struck morons.

However, she has a FreudianExcuse as her past was not a pretty one. She was at first a normal young girl who, at an early age, witnessed Gold D. Roger's execution, and later hung out with her sisters Marigold and Sandersonia and the Kuja pirates. At age 12, while sailing with the Kujas, the three sisters were captured by slavers. After that, the three pre-teen girls spent four ''hellish'' years under the thumb of [[AristocratsAreEvil the World Nobles]], who among other things forced them to eat Devil Fruits, in her case the Love-Love Fruit (''Mero Mero no Mi'') which allows her to turn people who lust after her into stone, and branded them like cattle. Being branded as slaves is a constant shame, and she would rather die than let it become known. When Hancock was sixteen, a man named Fisher Tiger appeared and while his goal was simply the liberation of the fishman slaves, he freed as many as he could without discrimination. The sisters later were taken in by Elder Nyon, Raleigh and Shakuyaku, and returned to the Kuja pirates; to not let them know the truth, they said that they had killed a Gorgon and thus were punished with their brands, gaining fame as the Gorgon Sisters. The psycholgical damage, however, had already been done.

She has also fallen madly in love with series protagonist [[ChasteHero Monkey D. Luffy]], creating some hilarious scenes together. After all, watching a renowned Ice Queen fawn like a school girl over the completely love blind Luffy whenever he appears is pretty ridiculous.

Her first, only and former bounty was 80,000,000 berries.
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* AbsoluteCleavage: With her normal outfit.
* AccidentalMarriage: Luffy, please never, ''ever'' hug and offer a vaguely romantic sounding promise to a hot, semi-delusional Amazon when she is madly in love with you. She will think you two are now married.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Luffy didn't get her name right at first, calling her "Hammock". Once he finally gets it right, she nearly faints out of happiness.
* ActionGirl:
** She ''really'' lives up to her title. She is considered one of the mightiest warriors in all the seas and hands down, the strongest woman alive... with the probable exceptions of Big Mom, and maybe Catarina Devon.
** A line dropped by Kuzan (Aokiji) at Punk Hazard suggests that she might be stronger than ''Doflamingo''.
* {{Adorkable}}: '''ONLY''' whenever she interacts with Luffy.
* AllergicToLove: Or in her case, love causes physical illness.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Height? Check ([[AllThereInTheManual 191 cm]], for the curious). Dark hair? Check. Beautiful? Check. Aloof/graceful attitude? Check.
* AnimalMotifs: The snake, being beautiful and vain. She also resides on an island where serpents are the pet of choice.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: Uses a very regal and archaic manner of speech. For instance, she uses "''Warawa wa''" instead instead of "''Watashi wa''", to refer to herself. Both are polite ways of saying "I am", the former is much older.
* AscendedExtra: She's the second character after Luffy from ''OnePiece'' who is included to the ''VideoGame/JStarsVictoryVS'' character roster. What makes it really impressive is the fact that not even the other ''Straw Hats''- yes, not even ''Zoro''- are in the game. And not only that, Hancock is the second ''fighting'' [[Manga/MedakaBox female]] character despite not even a main character like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]] or [[Manga/{{Gintama}} Kagura]] or [[Manga/ToLoveRu Lala]] who are just supporting characters in the game.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Kuja are a warrior culture, where the strongest are the rulers. And Hancock is hands down the strongest woman on the island, having taken the position from Nyon at some point.
* {{Badass}}: As of chapter 560, the reason she got the title of Warlord of the Sea is revealed to be more than the result of her Devil Fruit, [[spoiler:as Smoker's Jutte ''and'' face can testify]].
* BadassAdorable: The adorable side isn't as prominent as in other characters in the series, but she does have moments where she looks pretty damn cute.
* BadassCape: Two of them, each with a slightly different design, and the only items in Hancock's wardrobe that are neither [[FormFittingWardrobe form-fitting]] nor {{stripperiffic}}. But it sure helps her look regally intimidating.
%% * BareYourMidriff
* BerserkButton: Do not, I repeat ''do not'' threaten Luffy's life if she's there to see it.
* BoobsOfSteel: Failing giant characters like Shirahoshi, she's got some of the biggest breasts in the series, and she's one of the strongest female characters period.
* BrokenBird: Her past as a slave has made her what she is today.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[spoiler: She's capable of ''pulverizing'' multiple [[TakenForGranite petrified enemies]], and later a [[MechaMooks Pacisfista's]] head, with ''a single kick from her bare leg'', [[SuperSpeed not to mention]] [[SuperReflexes being insanely fast]] and she was one of the few (including Mihawk and Doflamingo ) to leave unscated from the War. This came as a MeaningfulEcho, since it was constantly stated that strength is beauty for the Amazons and even Sengoku considered her monstrously strong.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: She is jealous of Nami and Robin and declares she loves Luffy more than they ever will ([[PlatonicLifePartners not that they ever will]]).
* ClothingDamage: Used gratuitously in the "3D2Y" special, when she gets into a CatFight with a member of Bryndi World's crew who uses a cloth dissolving acid in an attempt to "embarrass" her and throw her off guard. Predictably, she is not amused and proceeds to pummel her. Also note: this is never seen in the actual story since she's [[BadAss never actually been injured on-screen by another person]].
* CombatStilettos: Never seen without them.
* CutenessEqualsForgiveness: No matter what she does, she will always be forgiven because she is ''beautiful.''
* CutenessProximity: ''Completely'' averted: she seems completely immune to any kind of cuteness whatsoever, and kicks baby animals as a matter of habit.
%% * DanceBattler
* DefrostingIceQueen: To Luffy and Luffy alone.
* DoesNotLikeMen: The only exceptions are Luffy and Silvers Rayleigh.
* DragonLady: Possibly. [[LadyLand Amazon Lily]] does seem to have some Chinese influences to it.
* EasilyForgiven: After hearing about her past, Luffy puts aside the borderline MoralEventHorizon moment she just put him through.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Cranked UpToEleven with [[LadyLand an entire]] ''[[LadyLand island]]'' [[LadyLand of nothing but women]] fawning over her, though admittedly they are her subjects. Her beauty is just as effective on regular women, too. And thanks to her Love-Love Fruit power, she uses that affection as a ''weapon''.
* FingerGun: Her Pistol Kiss technique. It even fires heart-shaped bullets.
%% * ForeheadOfDoom
* FormFittingWardrobe: She only wore two outfits so far, and the second one was only for a very specific purpose at the time. Both of them clung tightly to her curves in almost scandalous ways, and both (yes, even her "conservative" qipao-like dress) have a thigh-high side slit.[[note]]The better for her to [[KickChick kick with]].[[/note]]
* FreudianExcuse: The World Nobles are why she's such a {{Jerkass}}.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Despite being perfectly still all the time she was onscreen, her boobs got ''really jiggly'' during Marineford arc.
* GodivaHair: In the scene in her bath, her hair conveniently covers her breasts when she stands up.
* GoingCommando[=/=]VaporWear: In the anime's [[AdaptationExpansion expanded adaptation]] of her first and (as of yet) only FuroScene, [[FridgeLogic the only things she discards prior to stepping into the bathing area proper are her cape and two-piece outer clothes, yet she's depicted as completely naked afterwards. Do the math]].
* HeelFaceTurn: It wasn't simply because [[AllAmazonsWantHercules she fell in love with]] [[IdiotHero Luffy]]. This (and the falling in love after) happened after Luffy said he punched out a Celestial Dragon--the world nobles that, at one time, owned Hancock and her sisters as slaves.
* HelloNurse: To date, the only ''OnePiece'' character to be truly immune to her charms is Luffy, due to being an ObliviousToLove ChasteHero. Other people have had to resort to stabbing or poisoning themselves to even have a ''chance'' at being distracted from her weapon-grade [[TakenForGranite (literally)]] hawtness.
* HopelessSuitor: Any reasonable chance for Luffy/Hancock got intentionally trampled pretty fast. Not that it's a surprise since One Piece has always been a strictly NoHuggingNoKissing series. Or that it matters at that since Hancock takes literally ''everything'' Luffy says as a declaration of love.
* IronicEcho: Nyon exclaimed that "Love is like a hurricane!" when she realized that Hancock fell in love with Luffy and the utterly improbable situation of the Snake Princess answering a call to be summoned to fight for the World Governmant on a man's behalf presented itself. When Hancock during the Paramount War was questioned by Sentomaru why she is aiding Luffy when she is a Warlord, she replies, "love is like a hurricane!", to his puzzlement.
* {{Jerkass}}: She's extremely selfish, arrogant, immature and even cruel. She's willing to go over the MoralEventHorizon just to protect herself. She has one hell of a FreudianExcuse, though. She just [[JerkAssWoobie became the way she is]] [[BrokenBird due to sheer force of trauma.]]
* KiAttacks: She is the master of all forms of Haki and one of the few whom can use the Conqueror's Haki. While it's unknown if her kicks are fuelled by [[InstantArmor Armament Haki]] or simply brute strength, she can hurt and kill Logia types with ease.
* KickChick: Whenever she isn't turning people into stone with her powers, she kicks them hard with her shapely legs.
* KickTheDog: Played for laughs with examples of [[CuteKitten kitten]]/[[PreciousPuppies puppy]]/baby seal kicking. Not played for laughs with grandma defenestration and having her sisters try to kill Luffy's defenseless friend just to screw with him and almost succeed at it.
* LadyOfWar: She fights with graceful, whirling, face-breaking kicks against the strongest pirates in the world and is quite likely the deadliest hand to hand fighter of the Warlords.
* LoveHurts: Uses this offensively. Also, ironically applied to her when she first felt feelings for Luffy, and risked dying from experiencing love for a man like the previous empresses did.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: She badly misinterprets innocuous actions as signs that Luffy reciprocates her love for him. Her behavior has uncomfortable resemblance to a certain RealLife psychological disorder.
* MayDecemberRomance: After the timeskip, Luffy is 19. She is [[OlderThanTheyLook 31]].
** To be fair, she doesn't end up with Luffy [[{{Asexuality}} (since he's not]] [[ChasteHero interested)]], despite how much she had wanted to.
* MetaphoricallyTrue: After seeing her attack everyone indiscriminately, a Marine asks her whose side she's on. Hancock explains that she agreed to fight Whitebeard, not ally herself with the Marines, and that any man (except Luffy, but they don't know that) before her is an enemy.
* MsFanservice: Comes with being WorldsMostBeautifulWoman.
* NakedFirstImpression: Luffy first met her while she was taking a bath. She was only concerned about the fact that he saw her naked back, though.
* OneWomanArmy: She was in the thick of the war and shown facing wave after wave of the strongest New World and White Beard pirates calling for her blood...and came out without a single hair out of place.
* ProudBeauty: She's ''extremely'' proud of being WorldsMostBeautifulWoman.
%% * RapunzelHair
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She has long, black hair and fair skin, and is considered to be the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman.
* RunningGag:
** Her habit of looking down on others so much that it gets reversed and she starts looking ''up''.
** Her habit of kicking away small, cute animals, like puppies, kitten or baby seals, that mysteriously always manage to wind up in her way.
* SamaritanRelationshipStarter: She began to see Luffy differently from other men when he covered the back of her sister while they were fighting so as nobody could see the World Nobles' slave mark on her. Then reinforced when he chose to save Marguerite, Sweet Pea, and Aphelandra rather than benefit himself.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Her snake Salome can track ships on the ocean floor. Apparently there's nowhere in the world Luffy can go that she can't or won't be able to find him.
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: She believes that she can get away with doing whatever she wants. Why? Because [[MsFanservice she's hot]], and [[GenreSavvy she knows it]].
* SelfProclaimedLoveInterest: She actually thinks she and Luffy are engaged.
* ShesGotLegs: Long and sleek, almost always has at least one of them fully bare to mid-thigh ''at a minimum'', and the anime camera seems obsessed with close-up shots of her fine thighs, especially whenever she sits in her [[{{Stripperiffic}} usual outfit]]. It turns out to be (at least partially) a [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]] for her KickChick skills.
* ShippingGoggles: In-universe. In regards to Luffy and his crew.
* ShipTease: When asked by a fan, WordOfGod made all her personal information that dealt with romance--from her astrological sign to her blood type--sync up with Luffy's to be the perfect match, and she is even named after Thomas Hancock, the English inventor who founded the British rubber industry. She should be the perfect match for Luffy... but alas, he is a ChasteHero.
* ShowSomeLeg: This is how she can easily turn her opponents to stone, the only exception being Luffy.
* ShrinkingViolet: No, really. Not that anyone in the world besides Luffy will ever see that side of her, but he's far too dense to even realize the connotations, silly little kid that he is.
* SingleTargetSexuality: She despises all men and is indifferent to most women; however, when it comes to Luffy, she has made it explicitly clear that no matter what the circumstances, even if he was the son of demons, she'd still love him.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Luffy being the nicest guy she's ever met and the fact that he had the guts to punch out a World Noble are the reasons she loves him so much.
* SlaveBrand: The Hoof of the Rising Dragon.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: While not actually a teenager, she tends to act like one around Luffy. Considering that she was MadeASlave when barely 12 or 13 years old, her childish and borderline ridiculous obsession with Luffy's love starts making an ''uncomfortable'' lot of sense...
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female of the Warlords.
* SomebodyDoesntLoveRaymond: When Luffy displayed complete immunity to her beauty, she felt that she could not bear the existence of someone completely invulnerable to her powers, and would collapse dramatically whenever he showed no interest via his normal obliviousness .
* StatuesqueStunner: She's very tall, 6'3" according to official sources.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that, since her primary petrification attack needs her opponents to lust after her, wearing revealing clothing makes a lot of sense.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Treats other people harshly, but shows her softer side towards her sisters and Luffy.
* SuperpowerLottery: The Love-Love Fruit granted her the ability to petrify anyone, man or woman, whose heart is even slightly moved by her (read:experiences lust). A basic side-effect is that nearly everyone finds her so unnaturally attractive, their judgement is affected, making them susceptible to petrifaction. While she can directly transform a person into stone by making a heart-shaped gesture with both hands and firing a beam through it, she can also partially petrify her opponents with her physical abilities as well, and petrify entire armies with ''a blow of a kiss'' (one that blossoms into a massive heart that fires arrows, but still).
* TakenForGranite:
** Her Devil Fruit power can turn people to stone if their mind is filled with lewd thoughts. As a result of her beauty this includes pretty much anyone in her general vicinity other than Luffy, who is immune thanks to the power of sheer weapons-grade obliviousness. She can even petrify inanimate objects in some cases, for some reason.
** She doesn't need them to lust after her to do this, as her Slave Arrow and Perfume Femur attacks will turn anything they touch into stone.
* TattooedCrook: Though she's evidently stopped being a crook, she and her sisters bear the "Hoof of the Rising Dragon" on their backs, burned onto them as marks of their slavery to the World Nobles.
* ThanksForTheMammary: Luffy accidentally does this to Hancock when hiding under her dress from the Marines.
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Whenever she daydreams about Luffy.
* UnknownRival: She considers Nami and Robin to be her competition for Luffy's affection.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Although she's not his girlfriend anywhere but in her own mind, Hancock will beat up anyone who threatens Luffy.
* VirginityMakesYouStupid: Played for laughs when Luffy's around.
* WhenSheSmiles: When she is around Luffy, she genuinely smiles in a way that the other Kuja have said is unusual of her.
* WomanChild:
** Has her moments of this, ''especially'' when it comes to Luffy. Much more apparent in the Anime.
** Even before her crush on Luffy, she still displayed the maturity of a child thinking the entire world revolved around her due to her attractiveness.
* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman:
** Her Kuja subjects consider her as the most beautiful woman in the world. The rest of the world consider her similarly, only rivalled by the "Mermaid Princess" Shirahoshi.
** Makes sense that she's considered by her Kuja subjects the most attractive woman in that she's also the strongest Kuja warrior, and possibly, strongest woman, period.
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[[folder:"Genius Jester" Buggy]]
-->See [[Characters/OnePieceMajorVillains Major Villains]]
[[/folder]]


!!Former Members

[[folder:Sir Crocodile, a.k.a. "Mr. 0"]]
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Crocodile_Impel_Down_550.jpg
-->"Justice is only for the people who take it."

->Voiced by: Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo (JP), David Brimmer (EN, 4Kids), Creator/JohnSwasey (EN, Funi)

Crocodile is the second of the Seven Warlords of the Sea to be formally introduced. During his early travels, he eventually became disillusioned and began to view those who sailed for fortune and glory to be two-bit upstarts. He secretly formed a criminal organization called Baroque Works, whose public aim was to [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans take over the prosperous country of Alabasta and create a utopia]]. To accomplish this he worked to undermine Alabasta's King's influence by [[VillainWithGoodPublicity defeating criminals]] before the army could, [[GambitRoulette and by exploiting a drought in order to pit the kingdom against an army of rebels]]. His Devil Fruit, the Sand-Sand Fruit (''Suna Suna no Mi''), lets him turn into and control sand, a very useful ability in the desert kingdom.

His former bounty was 81,000,000 berries.
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* AlmightyJanitor: While he doesn't have a ''small'' bounty, it is considerably lower than a lot of his fellow Warlords. It was revealed in the series that his bounty wasn't reflective of everything he was capable of, and had the government been aware of his criminal underworld actions, it would have ''at least'' been twice as much.
* AnimalMotifs: The crocodile, keeping monstrous crocodiles as pets and having a scar that resembles a crocodile's smile.
* ArchEnemy: He has ''more'' than earned Vivi's hatred, that of the Royal Courts, and possibly that of all of Alabasta when his crimes came to light. In fact, he's probably the only person that Vivi desired and attempted to kill. Also, Luffy's [[EasilyForgiven live-and-let-live]] tendencies after meeting his old enemies in the Impel Down Arc ''turned off'' as soon as he saw him again, but it was later subverted as the arc went on, and through battling together in the Paramount War. He himself has [[spoiler:or had]] one in Whitebeard.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Is every bit as powerful (and then some) as he lets on.
* {{Badass}}: Hits the qualification line and keeps on running.
* BadassBaritone: Comes with his voice actor's performance.
* BadassBoast: Upon seeing Mihawk cut down the only henchman he actually likes, Crocodile takes him on, parrying Mihawk's Black Sword ''with just his hook'', and telling Mihawk to watch out, because "[he's] in a very bad mood right now."
* BadassInANiceSuit: Goes to battle while dressed like a blinged-out mafia don, complete with a ring on almost every finger and a [[BadassLongcoat pimpin' green fur coat]]. In fact, after being broken out of prison by Luffy and Ivankov, he actually takes the time to get similar clothing before making their escape in earnest. He now sports an all-black version of his Alabasta outfit, which is universally considered to be much more {{Badass}} than his old one.
* BadBoss: Regardless of how well you've served him, it's ''very'' unlikely that you'll survive working for him. If he likes you, you're fine; unfortunately, Daz Bonez is literally the only subordinate who qualifies. Anyone else will be kept around only as long as they remain enough of an asset to justify their existence; fuck up even once, and you're probably a dead man unless you're difficult to replace or have otherwise been useful enough to warrant his giving you a second chance, but you sure as shit ain't getting a third chance.
* BatmanGambit: Turning the people against the king by making them think he's behind the drought.
* BigBad: Of the Baroque Works Saga and arguably the most widely recognized in the series.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** For a man who was so thoroughly portrayed as a monster the first time around, he's really making an effort to invert it here. First, he takes out two Marines about to execute Ace. Second, he takes on Mihawk to buy Luffy time to reach Ace and save Mr. 1. Third, he takes on Admiral "punched a hole through the guy made of living fire" Akainu to rescue Luffy and Jinbe.
** [[spoiler:This is, more likely, VillainousRescue. Crocodile has made it no secret that his enemy is the Marines, and not Luffy. Once he decided that Whitebeard had become too old and weak to be worth his time, he spent the rest of the battle controlling the Marines. Adding to that, Mihawk cut down the one henchman he actually liked and Akainu's track record was getting way too good for Crocodile's liking. The whole thing reads like one big case of ItsPersonal]].
* BloodyMurder: How he finally met his defeat.
* BlowYouAway[=/=]TornadoMove: His ''Sables'', a sandstorm/tornado, and the more compressed version ''Sables: Pesado''
* BondVillainStupidity: Averted, despite the fact that he's one-half a Bond Villain as it is. The first time he fought Luffy, he buried him alive in the middle of the desert; the second time, he ''drained all the water out of Luffy's body''. Only an [[PlotArmor outside interference and blind luck]] saved him, respectively.
* TheChessmaster: Pretty much covers everything he did.
* CigarChomper: Always shown smoking cigar.
* CombatPragmatist: What makes his TouchOfDeath so deadly, besides the obvious reasons, is that he also possesses the ability to teleport (by dissolving into sand, then reforming anywhere he wants). This means he can dissolve and reform right in front of his enemy and grab them with his RightHandOfDoom, oftentimes with his right hand already around them before he starts to reform. Unlike most villains who ''could'' do something like that, Crocodile actually ''does'', and you're going to need some [[PlotArmor insane luck]] to survive it.
* CrazyPrepared:
** He was prepared for literally every setback to his plan by the Straw Hats and Vivi, even those with the slimmest of chances.
** Even when forced into fighting with his hook (which is very unusual considering he's Logia-type), he has a poisoned backup hook. And if ''that's'' broken, he can eject a knife in its place.
** It is shown very well throughout the Alabasta arc that when the Straw Hats and Vivi had one HopeSpot after another in their attempts to stop the war, that every single time Crocodile already had a counter set in place to crush their attempts. It reached the point where the only way to foil his plans was to ''defeat the man himself''. There wasn't a single setback or hole in his overall plan, and by the end the Straw Hats were reduced to brawling amongst the civil war they failed to prevent while Vivi screamed her lungs out.
%% * DangerouslyGenreSavvy
* DishingOutDirt: Of the "sandman" variety. His powers are also associated with "dryness," which means moisture makes him vulnerable... but also that he can suck the water of things (like the earth... or ''a person'') with his right hand.
* EnemyMine:
** [[spoiler:Teams up with Luffy to get out of Impel Down and have a shot at taking out Whitebeard. Somewhat subverted in that Luffy doesn't trust him (and wasn't going to release him at first), but is talked into it by Ivankov, who knows a secret that keeps him in check. Both he and Jinbe seem to be keeping their eyes on him to make sure that he doesn't stab them in the back]].
** [[spoiler:Inverted with Doflamingo, as he refused his assistance to take on Whitebeard]].
** Played straight again in chapter 566, [[spoiler:when he kills the two Marines that were supposed to execute Ace. When Sengoku calls him out on it, asking why he's siding with Whitebeard, he justifies his action by claiming that Whitebeard can be killed any time, but he won't let the Marines have their way]].
** The most shocking part of it all is his (thus far) [[IGaveMyWord unwavering loyalty to his agreement]]. He could have, on multiple occasions, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder abandoned his partners in crime]], yet is even going so far as to ''protect them''.
* EvilCounterpart:
** For Luffy. It is heavily hinted that Crocodile's true dream was to become the Pirate King, but after being defeated and maimed (most likely by Whitebeard judging by his obvious enmity) he got obsessed with sadistically trampling dreams and hopes of those weaker than him. Unlike Luffy, who followed his dream even after suffering a soul-crushing defeat, Crocodile abandoned his, thinking that dreams, faith in others, etc. are all useless, and that the only thing that matters is sheer power, no matter how it is obtained. As a result, he became the complete opposite of Luffy in every way.
** The point about crushing people's dreams is a good one, because that's ''exactly'' what Luffy and crew do to their opponents, [[NotQuiteDead instead of killing them]]. It's less heinous than it sounds from that description, but still...
* EvilLaugh: Most villains in ''OnePiece'' have distinctive laughs, but Crocodile's creepy monotone staccato is, perhaps, the most memorable one.
* EvilPlan: His {{plan}} to take over Alabasta, from beginning to end, as its what drives the arc. It's hinted that he's pulling another one with his decision to go to Impel Down.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Comes with being voiced by RyuzaburoOhtomo.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seems like a cool-enough man to have a beer with. 'Tis all an act, though.
* FreudianExcuse: It's been heavily implied there's a reason he went from what was described as being very similar to Luffy in outlook to the cynical {{Jerkass}} he is now, and it's probably a TearJerker.
* ForTheEvulz: Even with all his intricate plans and important work to do, he still takes time out of his day to torture a determined old man trying to save his destroyed town by sending him regular destructive sandstorms. And his mind raping of Princess Vivi was largely unnecessary, but he still found it highly entertaining.
* FurAndLoathing: And keep in mind that ''he lives in the desert.''
* GeniusBruiser: He's a terrifying giant of a man with one of the more effective powersets even now (and boy, does he know how to use it to full effect), but he's also ''the'' premiere MagnificentBastard of the series.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: Italian, French Spanish; his attack names run the gamut.
* HandicappedBadass: Both of his hands are pretty badass, but his HookHand is practically a BadassTransplant.
* HiddenAgendaVillain: The destruction of Alabasta was only the surface of his GambitRoulette. If he couldn't find [[spoiler:the Pluton,]] though, he would still take over the country as its new monarch.
* HookHand:
** It's even golden. [[spoiler:The hook is also removable. Underneath is...another hook]].
** [[spoiler:Though the second hook is also poisonous. And underneath ''that'' hook is a dagger]].
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: Though he wasn't actually killed by the attack, Crocodile gets absolutely livid when Whitebeard [[spoiler:is stabbed by one of his misguided crew mates]].
* {{Intangibility}}: Making him difficult to fight with physical force.
%% * ItsAllAboutMe
* LackOfEmpathy: "There is nothing more worthless than friendship and trust in this world."
%% * LargeAndInCharge
* LeftForDead: This seems to be a poor habit of his when he gets too angry with his foes as he does this, then takes off. This lead to his downfall in Alabasta against a {{Determinator}} like Luffy.
* MakeThemRot: By way of stripping a target of moisture, to the point that they will crumble to dust. He can do this either by direct touch, or just by touching the ground.
* KnightOfCerebus: He's the first villain to give Luffy a NoHoldsBarredBeatDown in their first fight to the point that Luffy could only make him mad and not even hit him properly! Oh, and unlike most villains he's the only one so far to beat Luffy ''twice'' in one arc.
* ManBehindTheMan: Much of the Baroque Works Saga had his subordinates go after the Straw Hats while he worked in the shadows.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Just look at his outfit. Oh, and he prepares a feast for Vivi when he's holding her captive.
* MightMakesRight: Years went by during his time in the seas, before Crocodile came to view strength and military might as the only things in the world that are important, not dreams. To this end, he wished to find [[LostSuperweapon Pluton]] to have the greatest military power in the world.
* MrFanservice: Between the [[EvilGenius brains]], the [[LargeAndInCharge build]], the [[BadassInANiceSuit awesome suits]], or the overflowing [[EvilIsCool cool]], Croc's got a solid female following.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: As well, his main man, a [[{{Badass}} previous bounty hunter who is also really tall, super strong, can turn his body parts into blades]], is named Daz Bones.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: His obvious AnimalMotifs. He also keep several gargantuan Bananadiles as pets.
* NighInvulnerable: His Devil Fruit, being [[ElementalShapeshifter a logia]], makes him immune to pretty much everything. [[WeaksauceWeakness Unless it's wet, that is]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He's a {{pirate}}, [[PimpDuds pimp]], [[DishingOutDirt sandman]], [[BadBoss boss]], {{samurai}}, [[VillainWithGoodPublicity hero]], [[BigBad villain]], [[TheMafia crime lord]], [[HandicappedBadass amputee]], ex-con and [[TheGunslinger cowboy]], [[YoungGun as of the SBS]].
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Prepares a feast for a captured Vivi.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: In their first encounter, he gave Luffy a few minutes to mess around before swiftly impaling him and [[LeftForDead burying him alive]].
* ObviouslyEvil: Oda tends to draw him appearing more treacherous than any other character in the series. Seriously. If there's a close-up on his face, expect it to be at an ominous angle, with plenty of creepy facial shadows. If he gets beat up, his hair will dangle in front of his face, making him look even creepier. If he's in a good mood, he'll give a SlasherSmile that'll put Doflamingo to shame. Hell, in his last appearance before [[spoiler:the time skip]], he's in a close-up panel giving the most sinister looking SlasherSmile the series has ever seen. Even the anime depicts him as having skin so pale he's two shades of grey away from being a full-blown ''Vampire''.
* OffWithHisHead: Being a [[NighInvulnerability Logia]], this is a minor annoyance to Crocodile.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He can turn entire cities into barren deserts if he wants to, and sometimes [[OmnicidalManiac he does]].
* ProperlyParanoid: His CrazyPrepared tendencies are understandable. His WeaksauceWeakness to all liquids means that his powers are downright useless whenever it rains or he is immersed in water (such as when he is bathing). When you're vulnerable at very inopportune times, compounded with the fact that you're a pirate in a world that is ninety percent ocean, paranoia is generally an understandable, appropriate response and character trait.
* SelfRestraint: When Miss Doublefinger and other members of Baroque Works try to [[BreakingOutTheBoss rescue him from prison]], he and Daz Bones decide to stay and go to Impel Down. Both were originally planning on staying in Eternal and Inferno Hell respectively for who knows how long, and left basically because they were bored.
** Which is at odds with how he managed to manage an organization that specifically relies on two men teamwork and keep tabs on the individual members.
* ShapingYourAttacks: "Desert Spada" and "Desert La Spada".
* ShoutOut: Hook for a hand, has pet gators, named Crocodile? He's an obvious reference to Captain Hook from ''PeterPan''.
* SmokingIsCool: Is rarely seen without a cigar in his mouth.
* TheSociopath: Money. Power. Personal gain. That's about it for this piece of trash.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Subverted. Despite being a villain fairly early in the series, Crocodile is one of the most powerful people in the ''One Piece'' world. Even in recent arcs he's fighting quite evenly with many infamous top-tiered figures.
** To hammer the point in, the next "BigBad" was Bellamy. Luffy lost twice to Crocodile and only won the third time due to determination, Crocodile's VillainousBreakdown due to said determination, [[BloodyMurder blood]], and pure dumb luck. Compare that to Bellamy, who was beaten with a single punch, and one that wasn't even stretched at that.
* SuperpowerLottery: Quite possibly one of the most explicit winners: He's not just a Logia user, he's one that had the sense to explore the uses his particular Devil Fruit (Sand-Sand Fruit) gave him, and then some, using it in ways that a lot of people would've thought was outside the scope of 'moves sand'. Yeah, he's a one-man sandstorm, but he can make literally anything, living or nonliving dry, and with time, even turn a lush green forest into a ''desert'' if he wanted to.
* TechnicolorToxin: His hidden hook has purple poison.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: [[spoiler:Just because he's working together with Luffy doesn't mean either of them is happy about it, although Crocodile's not one to hold a grudge]].
* TheBattleDidntCount: Seems to have completely disregarded his defeat in Alabasta. He holds no grudge against Luffy (instead planning on using him as a pawn to help escape Impel Down), and when Luffy confronts him about what he did, he simply states that he just doesn't care about Alabasta anymore. Whitebeard on the other hand...
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou:
** With Whitebeard. [[spoiler:He violently turns down Doflamingo's offer to team up against Whitebeard and even saves Ace from his execution so that the World Government wouldn't have the upper hand on Whitebeard. He also becomes absolutely ''furious'' when Whitebeard allows himself to be stabbed by Squad]].
** He does however choose not to fight him because he too injured and old to fight, a considerable change for when he was causing an old man in Alabasta misery [[EvilIsPetty because of his optimism]].
* TheSocialDarwinist: Displays some more benign aspects of this. Crocodile hates weakness, and people who believe in things without the strength to back them up; this is in opposition to Luffy who will fight for anybody's beliefs, no matter how weak they are.
* TookALevelInKindness: He's gotten considerably better as he got angry [[spoiler:when Mihawk was attacking Das Bonez and when Akainu's track record was getting too good even for his standards]].
* UnderestimatingBadassery: The reason why he lost and his plan to take over Alabasta failed. And ''boy'', did it piss him off.
* VillainousValor: Crocodile is a guy with no extraordinary physical skills or toughness, and Luffy just managed to pierce his invincible defenses, what does Crocodile do? Stand up, laugh at Luffy and tell him how weak he is before kicking his ass, for the second time. Crocodile has balls.
** As of the war at Marineford, Crocodile has fought: an entire pirate crew at once, a ship full of marines, the strongest man on earth, a man made out of fucking diamond, man with highest known bounty, deadliest swordsman, most dangerous admiral, and the god damned protagonist of the series three times.
*** Upon the conclusion of the war, which consisted of a congregation of the world's most powerful people, many of them actively targeting him, where [[spoiler: Ace and Whitebeard lost their lives]], the Marines were crippled, AND he fought all the above opponents, the only visible wounds he had from all that was ''a popped blood vessel''. Which he apparently has a habit of doing during intense fights, anyway. He was otherwise entirely unscathed, even after directly picking a fight with ''Dracule Mihawk.''
** He's killed anyone who's had the balls to try to humiliate him.
* VillainousBreakdown: One of the main reasons why Crocodile lost round three of his fight with Luffy is because he had his ''during'' the fight. Luffy's determination pretty much broke him, to the point that he started foregoing his devil fruit powers in order to match him * physically.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: His front as Alabasta's guardian made him revered in the country he was secretly trying to take over.
* WeaksauceWeakness: He's an amazing strategist and has one of the deadliest powers in the series, but his fruit powers are more susceptible to water and other liquids than other devil fruit users because of the element it uses. It's even weak enough to the point a nice drizzle or being hit with any wet object (such as fists covered in blood, or sweat) will nullify his Logia powers temporarily. Good thing he is prepared for such events by being skilled in other combat arts.
* WhyWontYouDie: Shouted this at Luffy when the third round of their fight rolled around, after Luffy had pretty much come back from the dead twice by that point. It was one of the first signs of his inevitable VillainousBreakdown.
%% * WickedCultured
* WildCard: Seriously, what ''is'' he going to do next?
* YouHaveFailedMe: The consequences of failing Crocodile aren't pretty: After he heard a report from "Mr. 3" (actually Sanji impersonating him) that the Straw Hat Pirates were still alive during their conversation, he ordered Mr. 2 Bon Kurei to eliminate him. When Mr. 3 escaped this, he had him fed to his Bananadiles (though, amazingly, he escaped alive from that as well). Hell, the Mr. 7 duo were willing to blow up the town center in Alubarna even risking getting caught in the blast, because they feared ''that much'' what Crocodile would do to them if they failed.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:
** Too bad for Ms. All-Sunday, though subverted in that it did work out for her in the end.
** This is surprisingly subverted though, in the case of Mr. 1, who went to Impel Down with Crocodile. As soon as the breakout occurred, he immediately went to his cell for him to be his subordinate again. Now ''that's'' loyalty.
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[[folder:"First Son of the Sea" Jinbe]]
-->See [[Characters/OnePieceMajorAllies Major Allies]]
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[[folder:"Blackbeard" Marshall D. Teach]]
-->See [[Characters/OnePieceMajorVillains Major Villains]]
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[[folder:Gekko Moriah]]
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-->"Straw Hat... Ughah!... Then you go see for yourself... What a real nightmare is...! In the New World!"

->Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (JP), Chris Guerrero (EN)

The fifth of the Seven Warlords to be formally introduced. Gekko Moriah resides on a massive island/ship known as Thriller Bark, where he kidnaps unsuspecting travelers and uses the power of the Shadow-Shadow Fruit (''Kage Kage no Mi'') to strip them of their shadows and utilizes them to raise an army of zombies. He believes the undead to be superior to the living, as they can just be replaced when destroyed and do not possess souls. This way of thinking is due to his entire crew being wiped out by the Emperor Kaidou some time in the past.

His former bounty was 320,000,000 berries.
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* {{Acrofatic}}: Outruns [[LightningBruiser Luffy]]. He also showed no trouble walking on one of the chains holding Oars' corpse like a tightrope to implant Luffy's shadow.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: He's a giant horned albino with a body shaped like a bowling pin.
* AnimalMotifs: The gecko, his clothing and overall features resembling a gecko, as well as a bat.
* ArchEnemy: [[{{Jerkass}} Kaido]] is his. Also, Luffy and [[spoiler:Doflamingo]] may have become additions to his "enemy-for-life" list.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Himself in Shadows Asgard form, after absorbing a thousand shadows.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Subverted as he used others to fight him, and as soon as he fights, [[spoiler:he's a glorified punching guy]].
* BadPowersBadPeople: His Devil Fruit works by ripping off people's shadows, also leaving them without a reflection. Oh, and they disintegrate in direct sunlight. He then takes these shadows and either absorbs them to make himself stronger or ''makes an army of zombie slaves''. The zombie doesn't even have the personality and will of the original person it's made from. Honestly, what morally good use could a power like this be put to?
* BigBad: Of the Thriller Bark Arc.
* BrilliantButLazy: Moriah is indeed a badass competitor worthy of his title of Warlord. He's also currently a lazy bum whose motto is "You do it!" [[spoiler: which made him rusty.]]
* CastingAShadow: His Devil Fruit lets him manipulate and even steal someone's shadow.
* DualWielding: The scissors he uses to cut off peoples' shadows can be split in two to be used as swords. And if he absorbs the shadows of several swordsmen, he can even become a MasterSwordsman himself.
* CreepyChild: An SBS Question Corner page showing the Warlords as kids reveals Moria was a dick even as a kid (and with horns to boot), but he was more optimistic in expression than he is now. He also mentions that he used to be a very sociable person who relied on his own strength to do things and that he had many good friends, likely within his crew as well.
* EvilAlbino: He's a white skinned, horned giant.
* EvilLaugh: "Kishishishi!"
* {{Expy}}:
** Possibly of the Disney version of [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]], especially 20 years ago.
** When he was younger (and still had a crew), he looked like a goofier version of Ryuk from Death Note.
* FlunkyBoss: A non-video game example, as he prefers to have his underlings do the work for him. [[spoiler:His first fight with Luffy has him literally sitting on his ass, laying out, and offering commentary while Luffy tried, and failed, to get past Moriah's shadow]].
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:After his TrueCompanions were wiped out, he began avoiding new attachments and surrounding himself with completely replaceable -- and nigh-indestructible -- zombies]].
* {{Gonk}}: Is he even supposed to be human?
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His entire face and neck seem to be sliced vertically in half and stitched back again. Although 20-odd years ago, he had considerably fewer stitches, implying that it's more likely just a [[FashionVictimVillain fashion choice]].
%% * GuardianEntity
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: His Shadow Asgard move. Yeah, it turns him into a giant and gives him more strength. [[spoiler: But it also makes him a bigger target and collected all of the shadows in one place for the heroes. What's more since he was weakened after being pummeled during the fight against Oars. He didn't have the strength to keep them in his body, having to alternate between fighting Luffy and trying to keep the shadows from escaping which eventually leads to his defeat.]]
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Not even taking into consideration [[spoiler: losing his Warlord status and nearly dying because he'd become too weak]], just compare his current self to how he [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/3/37/Young_Moria.png used]] [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/5/59/Kid_moria.PNG to be]].[[spoiler: Having all of his TrueCompanions slaughtered and his chin torn off ''really'' fucked him up.]]
* HornedHumanoid: He's one of the three giant characters to have some.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: His Lizard Horn Spear impaled [[spoiler:even a colossal beast like Oars Jr.]] with ease.
* ImpossibleShadowPuppets: Inverted with his Shadow Revolution, in which he controls the shape of the shadow to change the shape of the body casting it, due to the fundamental law of nature that the object and the shadow must '''always''' be of the same shape. He demonstrated this by turning Oars into a RubberMan and a giant ball.
* {{Jerkass}}: Although his minions are very loyal to him, all he cares about is his giant, Oars, and even that's because he values him as his trump card against Kaido. He also seems to be an ass to everyone he contacted with. You can blame Kaido for that.
* LargeAndInCharge: So very much to the zombies, except for Oars.
* LivingShadow: He can animate his shadow, which he calls Doppelman, to [[GuardianEntity fight for him while he lazes around]], make a legion of sharp-toothed bats, or a large spear with a lizard-shaped hilt out of said shadow.
* MadeOfIron: He may lack strength, but think about it: he got up after being totally pummeled by ''Nightmare Luffy'', alias Luffy with the skills and fighting power of 100 people combined to his own. He got up (though after some time), went OneWingedAngel and then [[spoiler: survived two [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Gum Gum Giant Jet Shell]] in a row ''and'' a '''falling tower''' before finally fainting.]] He may not be good in direct combat, but he surely has one hell of a stamina!
* ManChild: He spent at least half of his screen time during the Thriller Bark Arc acting like this. [[FromBadToWorse Then he got serious]].
* MeaningfulName: "''Gekko''" is Japanese for "moonlight" and also refers to his AnimalMotif, the gecko. Moria is a very creepy and dangerous location in [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Middle-earth]] and, with a different accent stress becomes an old Italian word indicating the deaths of many (usually farm animals) after a plague/draught. Furthermore, from "Gekko Moriah" you can get the word "Komori", bat, his second AnimalMotif.
* MonsterClown: The checkered trousers and ridiculous boots he wears don't exactly fit your typical image of a fearsome necromancer. Plus, the whole attitude.
* TheNecromancer: Revives the undead by implanting shadows of his victims within them.
* NonActionGuy: As far as a Warlord (who's expected by the government to fight and defeat other pirates regularly) possibly can be. He basically sits on his ass and lets his zombies and shadow clones fight for him, and even his few offensive techniques involve using his powers without himself actually having to move much (such as launching his shadow like a spear from a standing position). When he does finally go OneWingedAngel and fight head on, Luffy beats him relatively easily.
* ObviouslyEvil: Nothing screams "I'm evil!" more than a demonic appearance. He looked even more sinister back in the day when he was thin enough to actually have a jawline, and was also HellBentForLeather, apparently.
* OneWingedAngel: His Shadows Asgard technique where he absorbs a thousand shadows to become monstrous. This also counts as ClippedWingAngel since this form can be defeated by beating the shadows out of him, and he moves sluggishly in this form. Also crosses over into TheLastDance territory.
* PowerLevels:
** He is probably the most notable [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of the concept of using bounties as this. He has the second-highest bounty of the Warlords [[spoiler:prior to his removal yet is explicitly the weakest of their number]]. He might have been living up to his bounty before, though, before his bad past with Kaido.
** [[spoiler:He also used shadows as a power level, guessing correctly that Luffy used 100 shadows to become Nightmare Luffy. So to try and one up him, Moria absorbed 1000.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: His rant against Luffy, stating that he's going to lose all his crew in the New World in his current (i.e pre-timeskip) state.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:He didn't take the announcement that he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness had outlived his usefulness]] very well, and skidadled]].
* ShadowWalker: His Doppelman can fly far away safely, then he can [[NinjaLog switch places with his shadow.]]
* ShapingYourAttacks: Can turn his shadow in a flock of bats, a lizard-like spear and anything else he could imagine probably...
* SlasherSmile: Plastered all over his face, except when pissed or annoyed.
* SuperpowerLottery: Like most of his fellow Warlords. In fact, his versatile Devil Fruit was the only thing that kept him in the Seven Warlords since he's otherwise weak without it. He can take anybody's shadow by snipping it right out of the ground as though it were paper, and no matter how strong they are, they ''will'' fall unconscious for a while, allowing him to do what he wants with their shadow without getting the tar beat out of him instantly. With the power to put the shadows in any potentially powerful corpse and no limit on how many he can stuff himself with (unlike others, the original user can stuff themselves with however many shadows they want) he could very easily raise an insanely powerful undead army. His fruit also gives him several "passive attacking" techniques (creating shadow clones of himself, creating shadow bats to pester his foes, creating zombies to fight for him, etc.), which help make a weak guy like him instantly formidable.
* TookALevelInJerkAss: His SBS appearance, while having a CreepyChild vibe, is clearly the most optimistic looking of the warlords as kids; cue the present where he's an ass to everyone.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He took it as a personal insult when Kuma arrived to inform him that the WG sent him to help beat Luffy. Moriah insisted he'd defeat the "Straw Hat rookies" himself. Turns out Luffy was much tougher than he anticipated, [[spoiler:which his BadassDecay didn't help in the slightest]].
* UsedToBeASweetKid: While he does give off CreepyChild vibes, he does seem to show more optimism than he does now. He also used to do things with his own power and had a lot of friends.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:His is one of the most nightmarish in the whole series]].
* WeakenedByTheLight: People who have had their shadows stolen by Moriah will be vaporised in the sunlight. Although if their shadow returns to them before they're completely vaporized they'll return to normal (see ImpossibleShadowPuppets).
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Out of all the Seven Warlords (or anyone, really), he's the most cordial towards Kuma, ordering his henchmen to shut up and not bother him when he arrived on Thriller Bark and entered his mansion. Though, he quickly lost his temper with him when he explained why he came, expressed that the latter's loyalty to the WG made him wary of Kuma, and took him using his CatchPhrase[[note]]"If you're going on a trip, where would you like to go?"[[/note]] as a challenge to a fight.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:After losing to Luffy, he's one-shoted by Jinbe and finally kicked out of the group after the war]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Doflamingo told him that the World Government wants him dead after his bad performance in the Whitebeard War.
* ZergRush: His Brick Bat technique turns his shadow into a flock of bats that he sics towards his opponents to overwhelm them.
* ZombieApocalypse: His Devil Fruit powers enable him to revive dead bodies by implanting shadows within them. When the Straw Hats showed up he had collected roughly a thousand of them.
* ZombieMooks: He uses his Devil Fruit power to make them in place of a traditional crew.
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[[folder:"Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law]]
-->See [[Characters/OnePieceTheElevenSupernovas The Eleven Supernovas]]
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