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This page refers to the major characters that joined forces with Luffy and his crew by actively helping, travelling and/or fighting alongside them during their journey, before entering the New World.
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Johnny and Yosaku
Johnny Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP); Chris Ayres (EN, Funi), Dan Green (EN, 4Kids), Jesús Cortez (Latin American Spanish)
Yosaku Voiced by: Yasuhiko Tokuyama (JP); Josh Martin (EN, Funi), Wayne Grayson (EN, 4Kids), Christian Strempler (Latin American Spanish)A duo of bounty hunters from the East Blue, they used to work with Zoro. Briefly traveled with the crew during the Baratie and Arlong Park arcs.
- Aerith and Bob: Seriously, Yosaku and Johnny?
- Bounty Hunters: Their stock and trade and, in fact, how they first met Zoro. "Where are they now" cover stories following the time skip show they've since become fishermen.
- Butt-Monkey: Both. They get beaten down in every fight they try to have, but "only by a hair."
- Cool Shades: Johnny wears them.
- Cool Sword: Nagiri blades, resembling oversized kitchen knives.
- Dub-Induced Plot Hole: The 4Kids dub cut out their parting ways with the Straw Hats so those who watched it are left to wonder what happened to them.
- Guest-Star Party Member: They show up right before the Krieg arc and leave at the end of the Arlong arc.
- Mr. Exposition: Yosaku introduces the Seven Warlords and the Fishmen.
- Small Name, Big Ego: They talk tough and look cool, but they're all talk.
- Those Two Guys: They are never seen apart. Even years later during some "where are they now" cover pages they're working together as fishermen.
- Took a Level in Badass: Despite their weakness and cowardice, after hearing Nami's flashback and seeing her cry they challenged Arlong alone. They were defeated, but they still showed some balls Yosaku may also have done this after the Timeskip. He's at least gotten very muscular.
- Yakuza: More like tough guy wannabes, but they call everyone they respect "Aniki" ("Gang brother") or "Aneki" ("Gang sister").
Voiced by: Misa Watanabe (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN, Funi), Karen Neill (EN, 4Kids), Irene Jiménez (Latin American Spanish)The princess of Alabasta, Nefertari Vivi is a very close friend of the Straw Hats, and loves her country very deeply. She has a very kind nature, to the point where she has trouble coming up with insults and tries to solve problems non-violently, which is somewhat ironic as she was something of a troublemaker as a child. She often gave little speeches about responsibility while traveling with the Straw Hats, but she does not like public speaking.When it became clear that the organization Baroque Works was egging on a rebellion in her country, she and her caretaker Igaram went undercover, infiltrating the organization as Miss Wednesday and Mr.8 respectively, in order to find out who was pulling the strings. She eventually discovered that the Warlord Crocodile was behind everything, but her cover was blown and she joined up with the Straw Hats and enlisted their help, ultimately resulting in Crocodile's defeat and peace returning to her homeland.
- Action Girl: When she actually gets to fight, she's this.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: She is a humble character and was the one who taught Luffy this; when seeking a Doctor on Drum Island for Nami and someone shoots at her in hostility, she scolds Luffy for almost fighting and reminds him of his duties as Captain (being that a ruler should NEVER be too proud to beg for the lives of his followers) before begging for medical assistance, with Luffy quickly following.
- Affirmative Action Girl: Arguably. Her joining the Straw Hats significantly improved the crew's gender ratio (since Nami had been the only female up to that point). Made more obvious considering that, once she left, her spot was promptly filled by Robin. Of course, like her successor, she was a genuinely good multifaceted character.
- Animal Motifs: The dove, befitting her Martial Pacifist nature. It's also notable that Oda assigned her an animal, as she's one of the very few outside of the main Straw Hats to be given the honour.
- Art Evolution: Surprisingly enough happened over the course of a few chapters. Though it's justified by the fact that she was undercover at the time, so she obviously had to make herself look older.
- Arch-Enemy: Vivi's practically an angel, but when it came to Crocodile, he's the only person she has ever desired to kill and would've killed him had it been possible for her. Then again, the man has more than earned her hatred.
- Arc Villain: Technically, of the Laboon Arc (See Heel–Face Turn below).
- Badass Adorable: The adorable, soft-spoken princess of a desert kingdom. Who would expect that she's packing razor sharp whips that she can aim with perfect precision?
- Badass Normal: Comparatively. While the weakest of the Straw Hat crew during her time there, she was still easily able to fend off waves of Billions and Millions.
- Badass Princess: She infiltrated Crocodile's organization and climbed pretty high in the ranks in order to undermine his plans about her kingdom. Again, she's also very competent in hand-to-hand combat.
- Break the Cutie: Gets slapped with this hard. After several Plans that Crocodile placed on her, leading to a civil war within the capital and culminating in a bomb in the town center with a blast radius of five kilometers set to explode even though she defeated the ones who were to fire it; this led to Pell, Royal Guardian of Alabasta, sacrificing himself to save everyone from the explosion by flying the giant bomb to the stratosphere (he got better, though). After witnessing this and seeing her people still killing each other, Vivi snaps and starts yelling at the top of her lungs for them to stop fighting. It was a very emotional and painful sight to watch.
- The Bus Came Back: As of Chapter 822, she, Carue, Igaram, Chaka, Pell and her father are on their way to Reverie right as the war against Kaido begins to heat up and the Straw Hats send a rescue party off to Big Mom's territory. Whenever Reverie becomes top priority, she's bound to fully reintegrate with the plot.
- Can't Catch Up: By the end of her time on the crew, even Nami and Ussop have outpaced her in terms of combat ability. Not entirely her fault, and she even acknowledges this after the Enies Lobby arc.
- Characterization Marches On: Remember when we first met her, eager to kill the whale Laboon for meat? Though said meat was needed to feed an island that was starving and dying of thirst, so it's not totally out of character, even though it may seem weird at first. And, being a member of a Bounty Hunter organization, she had to keep a menacing facade, which she then lost when interacting with the Straw Hats.
- Color-Coded Characters: White, according to Eiichiro Oda.
- Competence Zone: She's an accomplished double-agent, bounty hunter and assassin; able to infiltrate the very organization creating chaos in her country. She did this at 14 years of age and was in it for two whole years before her cover was blown. Considering said organization's leaders were Crocodile and Nico Robin (though it's probably because of Robin she was able to go unnoticed for so long...), this is very impressive. Apparently, after the Timeskip, the Royal Family has enough confidence in her as a capable statesman as well.
- Cool Pet: Carue, her giant duck.
- Dance Battler: Her specialty.
- Decoy Protagonist: Or rather Decoy Straw-Hat. She becomes a major ally of the Straw Hats during the entire Alabasta Saga (a total of 3 years in the real world) to the point where she has her own personal theme song and "eyecatcher" (the short little clip that plays before and after a commercial break) just like the rest of the Straw Hats... but it's to set up Arc Villain Nico Robin as a true Straw Hat in a surprising Plot Twist. And the rest is history... A major clue to this is that although she gets her own wanted poster and theme during the "eyecatchers", she doesn't appear with the rest of the crew in the background. However, when Chopper joins, he shows up with the others.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: ...and upon first learning this, Nami tried to use this to extort money from the kingdom.
- Expy: Her design (especially in the Alabasta arc, with her blue robes and sandals) resembles another princess: Schala, from Chrono Trigger. Since this game's characters were designed by Akira Toriyama, of whom Oda is a huge fan, it wouldn't be too much of a surprise if it turned out to be true.
- Forehead of Doom: Undeniably so. Enough to rival Hancock.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When Luffy nearly loses his temper over her getting shot after the Straw Hats enter Drum Island, Vivi has to calm him down.
- Genius Ditz: She has an encyclopedic knowledge of her country, including the surprisingly vast dangers. However, she only ever remembers to bring up said dangers when they're already occurring. And then there's the time she infiltrated Baroque Works and discovered the identity of its leader, something which only one other member of the organization was aware of (Nico Robin, who was also planning to turn against him), between the ages of fourteen and sixteen. And then, after describing in very intimate detail just how much she shouldn't tell the Straw Hats the man's identity, she gets so caught up in what she's saying that she says her boss's name out loud.
- Good All Along: Yes, she did start off as the de facto villain of the Laboon Arc, and she did try to kill Laboon. But showed her true kind self later.
- Guest-Star Party Member: To the point where she featured in a number of crew color spread and was the subject of one anime ending. Her tenure lasted from the Whiskey Peak arc to the end of Alabasta, after which she decided to stay in her home country to rebuild it. She had such a special spot in the group that she even got her own wanted poster break during the middle of an episode.
- Honorary True Companion: She joined not too long after the firm Five-Man Band had been established with Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji. To further prove this, Vivi is the only one (aside from the Straw Hats themselves) who noticed something was off with Luffy ringing the bells in honor of Ace's death, although she couldn't figure out what he was trying to convey due to her lack of context. Even further, the crew, while sailing, silently tell her that she has a spot in the crew again if she ever wishes it.
- I Choose to Stay: Was invited to stay with the Straw Hats after Crocodile's defeat. Though she strongly considered it (to the point that she traveled hours out of her way to see them off), she opted to stay in Alabasta to help rebuild it.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: "Peacock Slashers",◊ small blades that are connected to her pinky fingers by wires. She twirls them around in the style of chakrams. No human pinky would normally have the strength or dexterity to pull that off, but Rule of Cool okays it. Plus, since she managed to cut Crocodile's head off with those weapons (Though his Logia abilities allowed him to easily survive it), and cut clean through the chair he was sitting on, she's a lot stronger than she looks, too.
- Interclass Friendship: With the Straw Hats prior to Robin, since they all come from lower class backgrounds (except for Sanji). Her friends in the Sand-Sand Band during her childhood also apply, though Koza might be tipping into Uptown Girl territory.
- Lady of War: Maintains a level of grace until her Heroic B.S.O.D. at the end of the Battle in Alubarna.
- Loose Lips: Poor Vivi got so flustered about Crocodile's tyrannical hold over her kingdom that she blurted out his real name to the Straw Hats instead of his code name of Mr. 0... while being watched by the Unluckies. That got them on Baroque Works' radar... and Nami promptly shook Vivi like a tree until she was apologizing through humorous tears for roping them into a battle with a Warlord.
- Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Arabian dancer's wedges with her disguise Sanji picked out for her are not built for running around a city in panic. The strap on one snapped, both sandals flew off her feet, and she fell to the ground, skinning her knee. Vivi was forced to struggle onward barefooted across cobblestone, and did so amazingly well, with nothing but a few tiny scratches to show for it. In an animation error, though, the anime seems to magically restore her wedges after she gives her big speech to Alubarna.
- Male Gaze: Her Miss Wednesday outfit in the manga had a top with concentric circles on the bust, drawing anyone's eyes right to her chest, as part of her perfume dance hypnosis. Probably intentional, considering her attack relies on catching an enemy off-guard. In the anime, the top is striped instead, because the original circles resemble nipples. The prequel to Movie 8 manages to get away with the look accurate to the manga, though.
- Martial Pacifist: Vivi abhors war and the thought of people dying, but she's capable of defending herself despite that.
- Missing Mom: Poor Nefertari Titi, shown only in Episode 0, is Vivi's posthumous mother. It's clear she passed on before she could watch Vivi grow up. leaving only Cobra and his attendants to raise Vivi. And now her dad is also in failing health.
- Modest Royalty: The only time she's ever seen in anything fancy is for a specific formal occasion. She's dressed pretty casually everywhere else.
- Ms. Fanservice: Literal example – on the cover of Chapter 610, Oda actually responded to some guy's specific fetish,note which involved none other than Vivi scrubbing the floor while drenched in water.
- Nice Girl: To the point that she can't stand the idea of a single person dying in a war (though it is, as Luffy pointed out, almost inevitable).
- Now You Tell Me: A Running Gag with her in the Alabasta arc is that she tends to forget telling her friends about the dangers of the desert (Like giant animals and the like) until the problem's already showed up or been dealt with.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
- She's generally a very nice person, and while she has her moments of panic and worry, only Crocodile has managed to make her very angry, as anything related to him sets her off, swearing to kill him if she ever got the chance. Heck, trying to mess with her country brings out this reaction.
- Invoked by Cobra, Igaram, and Pell at the end of the Enies Lobby arc when they worry how she'll react upon learning Nico Robin, the former Miss All-Sunday, had joined the Straw Hats (in fact, Robin technically took Vivi's place). Vivi said she already knew and isn't angry at all, because she trusts Luffy's judgement.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: She has quite a bit of competence and combat ability for a princess, but is going up against an organization in which the majority of those who outrank her have Devil Fruit powers, and most of her allies are similarly stronger than her; she, Igaram, and their partners all lose to Zoro (who also lacks devil fruit powers).
- Pacifism Backfire: Thanks in part to Baroque Works' sabotage, all of her pacifistic attempts to end the war in Alabasta ended up failing and in some cases, made things even worse. It was only when Luffy took direct action against Crocodile did the fighting end.
- Plucky Girl: She'd need a lot of pluck to last as long as she did undercover.
- Politically Active Princess: After the Alabasta arc, she became this, eventually representing her country in Reverie alongside her ill father.
- Poor Communication Kills: This is a Running Gag. She constantly forgets to inform the Straw Hats about very important things from Baroque Works agents to the Alabastian desert wildlife until they have already happened.
- Red Herring: Her Guest-Star Party Member status in the series led a lot of people on to believing she would end up joining the crew permanently after everything was solved in Alabasta. Turns out it was a fakeout. Nico Robin, the Number Two to the arc's Big Bad, would be the one to join the crew. Vivi ended up being the first in a long line of characters who would be teased with joining the crew.
- Reverse Mole: Joined Baroque Works to find out who the leader was.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something:
- She was a mole in the secret organization trying to destabilize her country for two years of her life before getting found out. That's pretty awesome.
- Extends to the entire Nefertari family, as they are actually one of the twenty families that founded the World Government 800 years ago. Instead of joining the other World Nobles on Mariejois, they decided to stay with their country.
- Saying Too Much: The reason the Straw Hats end up getting involved to help her is mostly because she accidentally let slip that Crocodile was the leader of Baroque Works, with the Unluckies present to see it.
- Secretly Wealthy: Until her Heel–Face Turn.
- Slipknot Ponytail: Courtesy of Miss Valentine.
- Spell My Name with an "S":
- Due to standard Japanese L/R confusion, her family name sometimes gets romanized as "Nefeltari". This happened in the English manga and the 4Kids dub, but not the Funimation dub or subtitles.
- Also the ordering of her name. The manga renders it "Nefeltari Vivi", Funimation's subtitles used "Nefertari Vivi", but their dub used "Vivi Nefertari".
- Spoiled Sweet: Quite possibly one of the most selfless characters in the series.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She looks just like her late mother, Queen Titi. Cobra even mistook her for her mother when she was dressed for her coming-of-age ceremony.
- The Reveal: An after-timeskip chapter reveals, almost as a anecdote, that Vivi's Family lineage is actually one of the 20 Kings that founded the World Government, but Vivi's ancestors chose to stay behind and rule Alabasta instead of moving to Mariejois, thus forfeiting their titles as World Nobles.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Nami's Tomboy. She's a noble princess while Nami slides toward rogue.
- Took a Level in Badass:
- Even if it was a short-lived battle, her defeat of Mr. 7 and Miss Father's Day showed that, yes she did pick up pointers from watching the rest of the crew fight.
- When she appears again at the start of the Whole Cake Island arc heading to the Reverie, she shows readers she has gained some more abilities when she jumps from a crow nest several hundred feet in the air (while wearing high-heeled sandals, mind you) and lands perfectly safe.
- Tareme Eyes: After it was revealed she was good.
- Trauma Conga Line: Holy crap. The Alabasta arc was such a huge one to her. Whenever something so hopeful was going on for her, you should expect it to backfire horribly by outside interference from her enemies Hidden in Plain Sight.
- Tsurime Eyes: Before being revealed as Good All Along, she had this.
- Variable-Length Chain: One interpretation of her signature weapon. Those string slashers seem a bit long to just wrap around her tiny waist.
- Whip It Good: Her weapons can function like an extremely sharp whip that she's also very accurate with.
- Wise Beyond Her Years: A trait seen as early as ten years old when she didn't make a scene after Wapol slapped her trying to provoke her, so that he doesn't incite an international incident. She also reminded Luffy about the responsibilities of a leader. In fact, this trope tipped Dalton off that not only are the crew she's with decent fellows, but made him figure out who she was after remembering the aforementioned Wapol incident. Also, as mentioned before, she's going to Reverie to represent her kingdom... did we mention she's now 18?
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sky-blue, actually.
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (JP), Micheal Haigney (EN, 4Kids), Monica Rial (EN, Funi), Unknown (Latin-American Spanish)Vivi's pet super-spot billed duck, who traveled with the Straw Hats during Vivi's time among the crew.
- Butt-Monkey: Oh, lord, if anyone could out Butt-Monkey early Usopp and Nami, it was Karoo. From jumping into a freezing cold lake while trying to save Zoro to being used as bait by Luffy and Usopp.
- Cowardly Lion: Although he gets scared easily, he is still willing to stay with the Straw Hats during their battles, even playing a vital role in defeating Mr. 3 and Miss Goldenweek.
- Eat the Dog: Never reached this point, but not for lack of trying on the Straw Hats part, at one point being used for bait. Ironically, this is how the Straw Hats met Bon Clay.
- Fragile Speedster: Carue is an extremely speedy duck, to the point of being the leader of a squad of them. That doesn't mean that he's great in a straight on fight, however.
- The Klutz: Has this reputation among the Straw Hats. To be fair, it's not unjustified.
- Horse of a Different Color: Vivi uses Karoo as a form of transportation.
- Made of Iron: This bird gets trampled by a charging army's cavalry and still can find the strength to run from Bon Clay while carrying Vivi, climb a hundred foot wall (still carrying Vivi), and bob and weave through an active war zone (while still carrying Vivi). Say what you will about Karoo, do not call him weak.
- Spell My Name with an "S" His name has been spelled as "Karoo" and "Carue".
- Team Pet: While he and Vivi were Straw Hats, he fit this, being looked at as an animal companion to the crew and a steed to Vivi and, at one point, Usopp.
- Undying Loyalty: To Vivi and the Straw Hats. When Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine tried to force him to scream to draw the Straw Hats into a trap, he didn't even make a sound.
Dorry and Brogy
Dorry Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Bob Carter (EN, Funi)
Brogy Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Jonathan C. Osborne (EN, Funi)Two giants who reside on Little Garden from the land of Elbaf. They have been fighting each other for years, so long in fact they have forgotten what they've been fighting about. It was over who caught the biggest fish.They each have a bounty of 100,000,000 berries. They jointly hold one record for the oldest known active bounties, as they've both been wanted for over 100 years.
- An Axe to Grind: Brogy's weapon of choice.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: They're giants, so natch.
- Badass Beard: As befitting of Viking-style warriors, they have long, bushy beard to show.
- Battle Aura: They both get one in the anime while using their special attack (see below). Dorry's is blue, Brogy's is red.
- BFS: Dorry's weapon of choice, he is a giant after all.
- Big Fun: Brogy, both figuratively and literally.
- Forever War: What their duel essentially is. Because both are about equal, they've been fighting for well over a century with no signs of stopping even when their weapons break.
- Honor Before Reason: The two are willing to fight what amounts to an endless duel for a reason that neither of them can remember. According to them, the reason doesn't matter. This is a matter of HONOR!
- Horny Vikings: Their culture is based on the vikings.
- Made of Iron: Dorry shrugged off an explosion from inside his stomach.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: They're part of the giants from the island of Elbaf.
- Proud Warrior Race Guys: Elbaf giants are noted to be this, and they're no exception.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Dorry blue, Brogy red. It's even their epithets. Subverted though since their personalities are similar.
- Signature Laugh: They each have a distinctive laugh.
- Dorry: "Gegyagyagyagya!"
- Brogy: "Gebabababababa!"
- Spell My Name with an "S": Their names have been spelt "Dorey and Brogey" and loads of other variations.
- Sword Beam/Razor Wind: HAKOKU!!!
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: It destroyed their weapons after using it. (Though it's only because their weapons were dulled and half-broken already).
- Tears of Joy: Brogy, when it looks like he's finally won their decades-long duel. But it quickly turns to horror when he finds out that Dorry was fighting while injured.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They are still best friends and actually quite chummy with one another when they aren't fighting.
"Mr. 2 Bon Clay" Bentham
- "Straw-chan...!! I came to save you... in the name of friendship!!!"
Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (JP), Barry Yandell (EN, Funi), Kevin Konlack (EN, 4Kids), Jorge Ornelas (Latin American Spanish)Mr. 2 Bon Clay (or "Bon Kurei") is one of the more eccentric characters in the series, and that's saying something. A transvestite with a dance-based fighting style called Okama Kenpo (Crossdresser Martial Arts), the Clone-Clone Fruit (Mane Mane no Mi) that enables him to copy others' appearances, an incredibly fruity and over the top personality, he is much more dangerous than he may appear, as he was the sole member of the second highest tier of the Baroque Works Officer Agents. Mr.2 is prone to breaking out in song and twirling around, annoying those nearby to no end, and he shows a surprising level of loyalty towards his friends. And if you're wondering why he has no female calendar-themed partner, he's equal parts man and woman all by himself- and that's without using his Devil Fruit to pose as an actual girl.He first met the Straw Hats while they were en route to Alabasta after he had fallen overboard off his own ship, and got along quite well with the more easily amused Luffy, Chopper, and Usopp. After being defeated by Sanji, he was deeply moved by what he saw as an gesture of sportsmanship, resulting in he and his flunkies distracting the Marines long enough for the Straw Hats to escape Alabasta. Afterwards, after a series of misadventures, Mr.2 was eventually arrested and sent to Impel Down.During Luffy's attempt to rescue Ace, he was freed and ended up fighting alongside him, Buggy the Clown, and fellow Baroque Works agent Mr. 3. After Luffy was defeated by the warden Magellan and left to die in Level 5, Mr.2 set out to save him and find the imprisoned Emporio Ivankov, a transvestite king who allegedly had miraculous healing powers, dragging the unwilling Buggy and Mr.3 along for the ride as well. Afterwards, in a truly epic Tear Jerker moment, he stayed behind and disguised himself as Magellan so that the Gates of Justice would open and the rest of his comrades could escape.Fortunately, as fate would have it, Impel Down Level 5.5 is now led by a new okama who is raising a second wave of resistance against the dungeon-like prison, and it's almost certainly implied to be him.He has a bounty of 32,000,000 Berries.
- Agent Peacock: Magnificently, with his flamboyant mannerisms and badass feats.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: He and Luffy pull this off epically in Impel Down.
- Bowdlerise: In the anime, the kanji on his coat are the characters for the Japanese word for ballerina rather than Okama, as in the manga (Okama is slang for transvestite), and his fighting style, Okama Kenpo, was renamed Ballet Kenpo. The 4Kids dub went one further and named his fighting style Crazy Karate. Movie 8, however, has the "Okama" kanji on his coat. Funimation naturally did not censor it.
- Bring It: In an epic moment of awesomeness, Bon Clay drops his sissy act if only for a moment to tell Hina to come after him and his crew instead of the Straw Hats.Bon Clay: BRING IT ON, SISTER.
- Catch-Phrase: "Stop joking around!"
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He kicked a giant lion in the face and brought it down! And we're not talking "giant" like the size of your average car. No, we're talking giant like the size of your average house.
- Crossdresser: Actually, despite the ballerina-inspired early outfit, and okama meaning such, he hasn't actually done any crossdressing, though he does claim to be both a man and a woman. His fellows in the Kamabakka Kingdom, however, go all-out drag (as do the Newkama of Impel Down... at least the ones retaining their original gender, the rest having been gone through a gender-swapping transmogrification using Ivankov's equally ambiguous gender bending okama-fitting powers).
- Dance Battler: Okama Kenpo is largely based on ballet moves, all of which involve his feet.
- Determinator: He's definitely earned his credentials in this area during the Impel Down arc. The man took a GIANT WOLF to the FACE and kept on going.
- Gender Bender: He once impersonated Nami and flashed the Straw Hats to prove his, er, 'completeness'. Nami was not amused.
- Happily Married: In the gag comic "Mugiwara Theatre: Family Time", he marries Nami in a beautiful ceremony. Turns out to be a dream cooked up by Sanji.
- Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the Alabasta arc, thanks to The Power of Friendship.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Somehow manages to pull this off in every arc he appears in:
- He impersonates Luffy to distract the Marines at the end of the Alabasta arc.
- In the manga-only cover story 'Meet Baroque Works' he took on Hina again, along with a fairly large force of Marines, to allow his fellow members to rescue Miss Valentine from execution. This led to his becoming imprisoned in Impel Down.
- At the end of the Impel Down arc, he decides to stay behind so that he can impersonate Magellan and have the Gates of Justice opened so that Luffy and the rest of the escapees can sail away to freedom. He only tells Jimbei this to prevent the others from finding out, and while he's discovered by Magellan, he gets to bid a teary farewell to the entire group of escapees. Luffy actually complains to this effect, annoyed that Bon Clay is always the one doing the sacrificing.
- Hot-Blooded: A rather very passionate and spirited man... woman... okama.
- Inconsistent Dub: After the censors gave up on covering transvestites in the anime (due to their prominent role from the Impel Down arc onwards), his fighting style was allowed to regain its manga name.
- Large Ham: And holy goddamned how!
- Nice Guy: Even after being outed as one of the Baroque Works members, he's still very nice towards the Straw Hats, at least after they beat him and his group.
- The Power of Friendship: Oozes this from his pores at the end of the Alabasta arc, and goes into overdrive in Impel Down.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Putting his ballerina-inspired Baroque Works outfit aside, he also wore a pink overcoat and later on a more fashionable, yet still fruity, suit jacket.
- Shape Shifter: He can transform into any person he touches.
- Shapeshifter Mashup: Parodied. His Clone-Clone Montage is supposed to be this (taking aspects of different people he's touched to make a new face) which he tried to use on Sanji to make the world's weirdest face to make him laugh. 90% of the "new face" was his own with the only difference being his nose which was that of Usopp's.
- Shape Shifter Default Form: Though he can take any physical form so long as he's touched that person, Bon Clay always delivers the actual attack in his normal form. He explains that his best techniques require a perfect understanding of his body's strength and limitations, which he'd never have in someone else's body.
- Shape Shifter Guilt Trip: At first subverted when he tries turning into Usopp and Sanji still kicks his face in, but as soon as he turns into Nami, Sanji turns into lovestruck goo. Mr. 2 himself mentally comments that he can't believe it's that easy.
- Showing Off the New Body: Played for laughs when he turns into Nami and flashes Luffy, Usopp, and Chopper, taking their collective breath away. Nami was not amused.
- Sissy Villain: When he was on Crocodile's group. The way he talks and runs has the word "sissy" all over him.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name should actually be spelled "Bon Kurei", a reference to a Buddhist festival, yet "Bon Clay" is far more deeply ingrained in the fandom due to early fan translations and later official ones in both English and Japanese – using Clay. Part of the rationale, apart from sounding similar, is that Clay references his morphing abilities.
- Token Good Teammate: Of Baroque Works.
- Took a Level in Badass: Holy hell, did he ever, both in moral fiber and pushing himself to his limits.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Sure, Heel–Face Turn and all, but between his passion about friendship and later acts of badassery, it's easy to forget that this is the guy who framed the incredibly caring King of Alabasta, then ran away laughing about it. Compare that guy to the Bon Clay who saved Luffy in Impel Down. Yeah.
- True Companions: And how! He never leaves his friends behind. Even when he ran away when Luffy faced Magellan, he came back to save him. Without Bon's cheers, Luffy would have died from injuries sustained in that previous encounter. Heck, he even sacrificed himself twice to save Luffy & Co., the last time he even faced Magellan without any regrets.
"Fire Fist" Portgas D. Ace
See his entry on the Whitebeard Pirates page.
Sky Island Saga
Wyper "The Berserker"
Adult Voice: Masaki Aizawa (JP), J. Paul Slavens (EN)A Shandian, who are a group of natives from the Blue Sea blasted into Skypiea, fighting to reclaim his homeland for his people who were unjustly ousted from it by the Skypieans.
- Anti-Hero: Acts rather coldly, especially towards strangers, but there's no denying his noble motives.
- Badass Native: One of the more prominent natives in Shandia who can put a fight with Luffy.
- Badass Normal: He fights evenly with Luffy, Zoro, and Eneru himself, and would've actually beaten the latter if not for a Diabolus ex Machina. He gets back up from everything anyone throws at him, and when he does finally go down, it's on his own terms, using the Reject Dial a third time to help Luffy. Keep in mind, he's said to be the first person in recorded history to have survived using it more than twice.
- BFG: His weapon of choice is a Burn Bazooka.
- Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: However Eneru quickly restarts his heart after their battle, meaning Wyper had almost killed himself for nothing.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: He also has a Reject Dial which, like Impact Dials, absorbs attacks and fires them back at ten times the original force. This is known to kill not only the target, but also the user.
- Determinator: The Reject Dial is said to be able to severely harm (if not outright kill) the user when it's used. Dude did it 3 times trying to defeat Enel and he still survives, although with almost all of his bones broken.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Manages to actually kill Eneru through the use of the deadly Reject Dial.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much for Wyper to lose his temper.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he may be violent, he cares very much for his people.
- Made of Iron: He survived using the Reject Dial. Three times.
- Noble Savage: He might be "The Berserker", but at the end of the day he's just fighting for the well-being of Shandia and he's pretty okay outside of fights.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's a Shandian, so it comes naturally.
- Shout-Out: Wyper's giant bazooka and high-speed movements are reminiscent of a Dom, especially when he's masked.
- Wave Motion Gun: The Burn Bazooka not only fires cannonballs, but also a large blue flame that looks like a laser beam. Amazing what Dials can do.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: From Decks of the World shows he became one of Skypeia's Elite Guard. Not bad, considering his attitude to Skypieans before.
- Winged Humanoid: A common feature of the Shandians including him.
"Knight of the Sky" Gan Fall
- Air Jousting: Engages in some against Shura and would likely have won if Shura didn't use invisible strings to tie him down and hold him still.
- Badass Grandpa: Visibly very old, he's still wearing armor, riding his mount and kicking ass when the need arises.
- Blade on a Stick: A Jousting Lance to be specific.
- Failure Knight: He became this after he got overthrown by Enel, trying to keep his subjects secure in his own way.
- Fee Fi Faux Pas: Starts quite a bit of trouble when he tells Wyper that he enjoyed eating pumpkins.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He is a knight and wears silver armor.
- Pegasus: His pet bird, Pierre, ate the Horse-Horse Fruit (Uma Uma no Mi) which allows it to become one. It's... actually rather ugly.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Unlike Enel, he's aware that "God" is supposed to just mean being the leader and watcher of Skypiea, and he also has peaceful talks with the Shandian chief.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name has been spelled in a number of ways. Fans aren't sure if it's supposed to be Gan Fall, Gun Fall, or Ganfor. For the record, the English manga uses "Ganfor", but the Funimation dub and subtitles use "Gan Fall".
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: From The Decks of the World shows that he continues to passionately grow pumpkins, although now the pumpkin patch is located right next to the Golden Bell. He even keeps good relations with the Shandian chief, even having glasses of pumpkin juice together.
Water 7 Saga
Time Skip, he was promoted to vice president of the company.
- Badass Boast: Tells the Straw Hats to give the former Galley-La Workers / CP9 Members a message from him since he knows he won't be able to.Paulie: When you see those idiots again, give 'em a message from me: You're all fired!
- Berserk Button: Stripperific women will make him furious.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He was able to push open one of the steel doors of Dock One with one hand. Did we mention these doors are the size of a 3 story building?
- Chick Magnet: After Enies Lobby and a promotion, he seems to have gotten an abundance of fangirls—chasing him around, hilariously, beside debt collectors.
- The Gambling Addict: He seems to get himself in a lot of debt.
- Heel–Face Turn: He initially starts off okay, but begins to antagonize the crew once they are believed to have tried to assassinate Iceberg. It all changes when the truth is revealed and they go to Enies Lobby to get Robin and Franky back.
- Improbable Weapon User: You'd be surprised how useful ropes can be in a fight.
- The Nosebleed: Gets these at times when faced with "improperly" dressed women, no matter how much he protests.
- Red Herring: Was thought by some fans to be the shipwright that would join the Straw Hats due to his quirkiness. Turns out it was Franky.
- Smoking Is Cool: Rarely seen without a cigar.
- Sour Prudes: He often berates women who dress provocatively. Although, considering his nosebleeds and stuttering, it's pretty clear that he actually enjoys it. He's more of a Tsundere.
- We Used to Be Friends: He was not happy to find out Lucci, Kaku, and Kalifa were Government agents that tried to assassinate Iceberg.
- Whip It Good: He essentially uses ropes in this fashion.
Voiced by: Ako Mayama (JP), Juli Erickson (EN)A lighthouse worker on Water 7, she meets Straw Hats after they nearly get run over by the Sea Train. She later aids the bunch during their raid on Enies Lobby. It's revealed she was Tom's secretary thus she has ties with Franky and Iceburg. She's also an Icefish mermaid, the first one the crew meet, much to their displeasure. Especially Sanji's.
- Action Survivor: Survived from the Buster Call by invoking Innocent Bystander –situation.Kokoro: Stop! I’m just an old lady!
Chimney: And I’m just a kid with a small animal!
Kokoro and Chimney: We’re defenseless!
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her mermaid form is terribly Gonk. The real-life Icefish, the fish her mermaid form is based on, isn't so great-looking, either.
- Brain Bleach: When the thought of Kokoro comes back to haunt him upon meeting the much cuter mermaid Camie, Zoro literally erases the image of Kokoro from his mind and declares Camie as the first mermaid he ever met.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She may be perpetually drinking, but she's a damn good Sea Train driver.
- Butter Face: When she was somewhat younger in the flashbacks to Franky's past, she had a nice, curvy body but the Face of a Thug. In her own youth, however, she was quite beautiful.
- Car Fu: She helps the Franky Family and the Galley-la foremen defeat the giant Oimo by crashing the Sea Train into him.
- Combat Commentator: Her role in Enies Lobby.
- Cool Old Lady: She's a rather lively woman (outside, at least) who loves her granddaughter and can pull crazy tricks with a train.
- Drives Like Crazy: Subverted, since as a conductor she knows how to drive a train, no matter how unlikely it seems to be.
- Fan Disservice: Her mermaid form. Good Lord! And before that, her past form (before she put on the weight), just... ugh. At first it seems like she was attractive back then, but then we see her face which is just as ugly as in the present. The fact she put a lipstick mark on a letter addressed to Iceberg and he immediately ripped it up from repulsion doesn't help. Even Luffy was disgusted.
- Foreshadowing: She tells the Straw Hats to watch out for Government agents before they entered Water 7. Guess who turned out to be the Big Bads of the arc?
- Gonk: Which adds to the Fan Disservice. This caused everyone in the vicinity to pass out when they saw her mermaid form, which prevented them from swallowing too much water and actually saved their lives!
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: This is how she acts, but not how she actually is.
- I Was Quite a Looker: An SBS reveals this. Oh boy, was she ever◊ (WARNING: Slight spoilers).
- Innocent Bystander: Invokes this. Lampshaded immediately by Franky Family members: "Could there be drunker hostage?"
- Lady Drunk: Ever since Tom died. She somehow manages to drink far more than her bottle could actually contain.
- Nice Hat: A nice train conductor hat.
- Parental Substitute: Served as a mother figure to Iceburg and Cutty Flam/Franky just as Tom served as their father figure. She even talks about how her heart warms when she sees the two of them finally get along as they work together to build the Thousand Sunny.
- Terrible Artist: Her mapmaking skills are nonexistent, to Nami's displeasure. Most likely because she was ridiculously drunk when she drew them.
Paramount War Saga (Thriller Bark/Sabaody Archipelago)
"Marriage Proposal" Lola
If you ever run into any troubles, just ask my mama to help you out, ok? And tell her that I'm ok while you're at it!
Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Alex Moore (EN)Lola is the captain of the Rolling Pirates. She is desperately seeking a love life and has proposed over 4,000 times. During her introduction, she and her crew were members of the Thriller Bark Victim's Association, a group of people whose shadows were taken from them by Gecko Moria, with her shadow placed inside a warthog zombie that shared the same name as her. She joined forces with the Straw Hats to get their shadows back. After the adventure on Thriller Bark, she gave her mother's Vivre Card to Nami.
- Always Someone Better: It's revealed in Chapter 879 that despite her own skills, Pudding always saw Lola as the better chocolatier, which in turn made Lola the rightful holder of the position as Minister of Chocolatown, which had been left vacant for years after Lola ran away. She kept avoiding replacing her because she thought herself as unsuitable for the job, and hoped Lola would one day come back and become Minister again.
- Arranged Marriage: Defied. She was set to marry the Prince of the giants, Loki, who was completely smitten, which would form a powerful alliance with the giants that will also help Lola's mother become more powerful, if not King of the Pirates. Lola wanted to find someone of her own choosing, so she ran away, angering Big Mom enough to want to kill her.
- Black Sheep: Much of her family sees Lola as this, after she ran away from her Arranged Marriage. To the audience, after meeting said family, she's the White Sheep.
- Blush Sticker: Has two red dots on her face, one on each cheek. A trait she shares with her twin sister.
- Cain and Abel: Subverted with her twin sister Chiffon, who knows of Lola's naïveté and is worried about Big Mom going after her ever since Lola ran away from her Arranged Marriage, and has been plotting with Capone "Gang" Bege to kill her mother so her sister will be safe. However, it's played straight with her other siblings - while it appears to be a subversion when they are all shocked to find Luffy and Nami carrying Lola's Vivre Card and assume the worst happened, a few of them later appear to be completely fine with their mother's plan to kill her, with Lola's brother Opera preparing to torture Nami for Lola's current location had Jimbei not walked in.
- Chekhov's Gun: At the end of the Thriller Bark arc, she gives Nami a Vivre Card leading to her mother, a powerful pirate. While said mother turns out to be the very antagonistic Big Mom, it also radiates enough of Big Mom's soul, thanks to Big Mom's Devil Fruit, that the homies brought to life by her power instantly stopped attacking Nami the second she pulled it out.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Her mother is said to be a powerful pirate, and is most-likely bound to play a big role later in the story. Later revealed in chapter 835, her mother is Charlotte Linlin, a.k.a Big Mom, one of the Four Emperors. This also makes her a Walking Spoiler.
- Determinator: She's really dead-set on finding a husband who'll accept and love her. Fortunately, she can take rejection well.
- Dramatic Irony: She believes that her mother still loves her even though she ran away from home to avoid a political marriage. When the audience meets her mother, the fickle pirate Emperor known as Big Mom, it's soon made clear that she, as well as most of Lola's siblings, don't share the same sentiment.
- Dual Wielding: Carries two swords across her back, and while she is never seen using them in battle, the fact that her zombie was very capable at using two axes might indicate this.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's the "Loved One" in question, and played with. The "evil" in question is her family, Charlotte Family. When it seems that Lola's siblings care for her, they were shocked when they discover Luffy and Nami were carrying Lola's Vivre Card and assumed the worst, asking for her last words. However, a few of said siblings were later seen being totally fine with Big Mom's plan to kill their sister, with Lola's brother Opera preparing to torture Nami to get Lola's location out of her. Big Mom herself hates her guts, contrary to what Lola assumed of her mother. Her twin sister, Chiffon, is among the few of her family who genuinely cares for her... and she's a Token Good Teammate.
- Fallen Princess: The estranged runaway daughter of the queen Big Mom, a former resident of Tottoland and the former minister of Chocolate Island. She's totally fine with her new life as a pirate captain, but she's unaware that her family hates her guts for running away to the point of wanting to kill her, thinking they still love her and understand her decisions.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to her twin sister Chiffon's responsible. When Nami talks to Chiffon, she is found to be more mature and pragmatic than her twin, and notes that Lola is naive enough to think that their mother still loves her.
- Remember how she mentioned at the end of Thriller Bark that her mother is a pirate? Not only is her mother really a pirate, but she's Big Mom, one of the Four Emperors.
- Lola's biological family are all named after sweets or musical acts, except for her. Later chapters reveal that most of said family sees her as the Black Sheep (a White Sheep in the audience's perspective), for running away from an important political marriage, with her mother Big Mom planning to kill her.
- For Want of a Nail: Lola's mother blames her for the fact that she isn't already King of the Pirates, all because Lola ran away rather than go through with the Arranged Marriage with the prince of the giants, Loki, that had been set up for her. Lola's mother believes that, had the marriage actually happened, the allies and power gained from it would have helped her become King of the Pirates.
- Gag Lips: Has an oversized pair of red lips. She shares them with her mother, father, and twin sister.
- Girlish Pigtails: Pretty much the way to recognize her as female (with... that kind of face) is her hair, which she styles into braids. Averted in Chapter 848 during Pudding's flashback, where she wore her hair in a short bob with a bow on her head.
- Gonk: She's not very high in the looks department, which may be why her marriage proposals keep getting rejected. Though she's not much better looking than her zombie, which was a warthog. Her immediate family, including her mother, father, and twin sister share the Gonkiness, too.
- Gonky Femme: She may be a large woman with a big, odd face, but she's still quite ladylike and wants someone to marry her. Not to mention, her Japanese voice is quite feminine-sounding, too.
- Hair Decorations: She wore a single large bow on her head in one of her sibling's childhood flashbacks of her.
- Horrible Judge of Character: She assured the Straw Hats that her mother would lend them a hand if they ever got in trouble. Later chapters show that said mother, Big Mom, is very cruel, insane, and anything but helpful. Later lampshaded by her twin sister, who correctly figures that Lola is so "happy-go-lucky" that she probably doesn't even realize their mother hates her guts.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: She has a twin Charlotte Chiffon with the same Gonky face. However, Lola has braided hair and has a tooth gap. Her twin has Girlish Pigtails and a bow in her hair similar to one Lola had before running away.
- I Have No Son: Lola's mother seems to have disowned her for running away from a crucial Arranged Marriage, and wants to have her killed for her disobedience.
- Love Freak: See Marry for Love below.
- Marry for Love: Her main goal, which is why she proposed to random people over 4,000 times. She hasn't succeeded yet, though, due to her Gonky face. It's later revealed that her desire for true love caused her to run away from a political marriage with the giants' prince, Loki, which would help her mother become King of the Pirates had it not fallen through. Even though Lola's suitor was one of the first, and so far only, people to fall in love with her, the fact that the groom was already chosen didn't sit right with her.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": Participates in one during the Thriller Bark arc, as everyone watches Gekko Moriah unleashes "Shadow Asgard".
- Naïve Everygirl: Romantic, innocent and clueless. The clueless bit comes from her still thinking that her mother wouldn't kill her after running away from the most important marriage she had ever arranged.
- Name's the Same: Invoked. Both she and her zombie (i.e the undead humanoid warthog that had her shadow) have the same name.
- Nice Hat: A tiny bowler hat. She later ditches the bowler for a small, flowered, dark Stetson hat post-Time Skip.
- Not Good with Rejection: Averted. Despite having had proposed over 4,000 times, she's totally fine with being rejected. Her zombie, however, plays it straight.
- Odd Name Out: The rest of the Charlotte family is named after sweets or musical acts. It helps cement her status as the White Sheep.
- Plucky Girl: Refused to budge while the sun was actively disintegrating her, because she had already decided to put her faith in Luffy to get everyone's shadows back.
- The Runaway: Lola's mother arranged for her to marry the giants' prince, Loki, which would ally the Big Mom Pirates with the giants, and help her mother become King of the Pirates. Lola wanted to find a husband of her own choosing, so she ran away from home.
- Spanner in the Works: Chapter 847 reveals that Lola was supposed to marry the giants' prince, Loki, who could help her mother become the King of the Pirates. Her running away put her mother's plans down the crapper; this is why there are no giants on Totto Land and why Lola's twin sister got smacked if she and their mother met. Lola's mother's hatred for her is to the point where she sends Opera, Lola's brother, to interrogate the captured Luffy and Nami for Lola's location so she can kill her.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Lola inherited her ugliness, Gag Lips, and too small eyes from her father. She also heavily resembles her twin sister in all but hair. Lola has braids, while her twin has pigtails. In that case it's justified due to being identical twins. Some of her ugliness may have come from her mother, too.
- Supreme Chef: Chapter 879 reveals that she was a very good chocolatier much like her younger sister Pudding, enough to make her occupy the seat of being Minister of Chocolatown. Pudding was expected to replace her sister as Minister after Lola ran away from a political marriage, but she always refused, seeing Lola as a better cook and a better Minister.
- Teeth Flying: She has a tooth gap, presumably from her pirate life and the events of the Thriller Bark arc. Flashbacks reveal that all her teeth were still intact before she ran away.
- The Unfavorite: Lola became this to her family and especially her mother after she ran away from an important Arranged Marriage with the giant prince, Loki. Her disobedience also caused her twin to be horrifically abused by Big Mom whenever the two crossed paths, just for being her identical twin sister. One of Lola's brothers is willing to help interrogate Luffy and Nami for Lola's location so Big Mom can assassinate her. Lola herself is completely unaware of her family's extremely low opinion of her, a fact that her twin comments on, noting that she won't be able to come back home without people trying to kill her.
- White Sheep: Is this to her family, at least in the audience's eyes, for being a nice, decent person compared to the homicidal, sadistic tendencies made apparent in most of her siblings. Said family, except for her twin sister, at least, sees her as the Black Sheep.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lola has pink hair.
- You Wouldn't Shoot Me: She's confident that her mother wouldn't kill her, because they're family. Her twin sister knows far better and states that Lola wouldn't be able to set foot back in Totto Land without being assassinated.
Voice by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP), George Manley (EN, Funi), Sean Schemmel (EN, 4Kids), Eduardo Ramírez (Latin American Spanish)Hatchan, often called "Hachi", is an octopus Fishman, and a former member of the Sun Pirates. After the crew split up, he joined Arlong's faction and became the handler of the sea cow Momoo. When the Straw Hats came to take down Arlong, he was defeated by Zoro, and was imprisoned by the Marines. However, he managed to escape, and met the mermaid Camie after saving her from Sea Kings and Fishman slavers. He opened up a seafood stand with her, fulfilling a childhood dream.Later on, he crossed paths with the Straw Hats once again while they were heading for Fishman Island. He revealed that he felt bad about what had happened at Arlong Park, and decided to try and make it up to them and Nami by guiding them to the Sabaody Archipelago where they could have their ship coated for the underwater journey by Silvers Rayleigh, an old friend of his from before his pirate days.
- Acceptable Targets: All Fishmen are this, according to the citizens of Sabaody Archipelago in-universe.
- Affably Evil: During his time as a villain.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Hachi has feelings for an octopus fishwoman called Octopako, but she rejects his proposal. He gets over it pretty soon and opens a takoyaki stand with Camie.
- The Atoner: In order to make it up to Nami and the other Straw Hats, he's even willing to take them to the most dangerous places in Sabaody Archipelago for a Fishman to go. He reveals this after getting pummeled for his efforts (although he was fairly obvious about it when making fritters for the Straw Hats).
- Breath Weapon: As an octopus, he can squirt ink from his mouth.
- Carnivore Confusion: One way to look at the fact that he's an octopus-man who makes takoyaki. Although this is arguably justified, since octopi do eat other octopi.
- Characterization Marches On: Not only did he pull a Heel–Face Turn, he must have gained 70 IQ points in the process. He went from Dumb Muscle to Mr. Exposition, and all he had to do was to help a mermaid.
- Chef of Iron: Specializing in takoyaki.
- Day in the Limelight: He got his own cover page series that detailed his adventures starting from his escape from the Navy and ending with him opening his own takoyaki stand. The cover page series revealed Hachi's Hidden Depths and prepared readers for his ultimate Heel–Face Turn.
- Dumb Muscle: He was initially this when introduced.
- Friendly Target: Misfortune always seems to be coming Hatchan's way. As if being defeated handily by Zoro wasn't enough, after his Heel–Face Turn, karma decides to have his friends kidnapped, have him lose his girlfriend, be captured in the process of rescuing them, being shot by a World Noble, his ass getting kicked while defending the Thousand Sunny from the Marines, with Duval and Kuma, and being attacked with a hail of arrows by Van Der Decken putting him close to death.
- Good Feels Good: Hachi's cover page story is basically an averted trope of No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. Every time Hachi helps someone, they are grateful and give Hachi something that helps him to help someone else. In the end, Hachi is able to save a whole town of catfish, who in turn build a ship for his floating takoyaki stand.
- Heel–Face Turn: Nami wasn't convinced until he got shot, and revealed he tried hard to earn their forgiveness but managed to mess that up. Luffy told him not to worry about it in his own way.
- Hero of Another Story: Let it be known that this guy has single-handedly saved Camie countless times. It just so happens that the people he clashes with when the Straw Hats are around are so much stronger than him...
- I'm a Humanitarian: His job at Sabaody Archipelago is making takoyaki. Subverted; he claims he uses other tentacled species.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By multiple arrows and a dagger. Darn You, Decken!
- Mr. Exposition: Ironically, he becomes this in Sabaody Archipelago, despite his previous status as Dumb Muscle. Justified, as the only thing he's expositing is the social position of fishmen on Sabaody Archipelago, which was where he grew up. Plus, that sort of thing is really hard to ignore when it's the sort of cultural conditioning akin to being black under Jim Crow (arguably worse, as slaves can still actively be taken on Sabaody). The fact that he survived there as long as he did means he had to be aware of it. And after witnessing first hand what Luffy did in Arlong Park, he was more than aware how the Straw Hats would react to it.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Being a octopus-man... with swords.
- Multi Wielding: Actually sextuple-wielding.
- Nice Guy: After his Heel–Face Turn. Actually, even before that to an extent.
- Nobody Touches the Hair: Parodied in his fight vs Zoro, when Zoro cuts a piece from his hair.'"MY HAIR! You jerk! I'm gonna... I'm gonna... forgive you. I mean it's only hair, it'll grow back!
- Oblivious to Love: To Camie, unless he notices but doesn't want to encourage/embarrass her.
- Pet the Dog: His kind treatment of Camie and Pappagu.
- Reformed, but Rejected: While the Straw Hats accepted Hatchan and Nami was fine with him aboard since he would pose no threat even if he was still evil, she was still distrustful of him until he got shot.
- Simpleton Voice: In the 4Kids dub.
- Supreme Chef: His fried octopus is apparently quite delicious.
- Token Good Teammate: When he was with Arlong's crew.
- True Companions: This is the major reason he was with the Arlong Pirates: He was in the original Sun Pirates before it broke up, and went with Arlong towards the East Blue.
Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa (JP), Megan Shipman (EN)A young Kissing Gourami mermaid who dreams of being a fashion designer. She has a tendency to be eaten by sea monsters and kidnapped by slavers, having met Hatchan when he rescued her from one such incident. She helps him open a seafood stand after he saved her again from a group of Fishman slavers. When she and Hatchan take the Straw Hats to the Sabaody Archipelago, her being kidnapped by slavers (yes, again) sets off a series of escalating From Bad to Worse moments for the pirate crew.She is accompanied by a talking starfish named Pappagu, who constantly frets over her safety. Hatchan's friend Shakky teases her occasionally for having a crush on the octopus Fishman.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Poor girl... made worse by how it's probably the only sympathetic depiction of romantic love in the story.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Completely averted; she's damn cute, but also executes some of the most excellent Jaw Drops ever for a female in the series.
- Brain Bleach: Invoked in-universe when the Straw Hats meet her. As the last mermaid they met was decidedly less attractive, they bleach their memories of that mermaid so good-looking Camie is the first one that comes to mind. Especially Zoro, who literally wiped his own memory on the spot of their first mermaid encounter!
- The Chew Toy: Constantly eaten by Sea Kings and kidnapped by slave traders.
- Distressed Damsel: Turned Up to Eleven For Laughs. She notes that she and Pappagu have been eaten by sea monsters 20 times and captured by slavers (the same slavers, no less) about 30 times, and Hatchan always rescues them. Usopp calls her out on it, too.
- Neutral Female: Considering that she's a Distressed Damsel par excellence... Though be fair, there wasn't much she could actively do about it since she was stuck in a fishbowl with an exploding collar around her neck. Try picturing yourself like that and wonder if you could ever do something.
- Nice Girl: She's a real sweetheart, instantly befriending the Straw Hats the moment they met.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Camie? Or is it Caimie? Or maybe even Keimei? Both the manga and Funimation subtitles settle on "Camie", but fans, fansubs and the wiki vary on which spelling they use.
- Wild Take: She has probably the craziest take◊ in the series (which is saying something) and it takes very little to set her off. (It's a reference to the species of fish she bears the tail of, Kissing Gourami.)
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Camie has green hair.
"Iron Mask" Duval
Did somebody say..."handsome"?looked remarkably like Sanji's terribly drawn wanted poster.Eventually, he was forced to wear an iron mask, to protect his identity, and live the life of a kidnapper as part of the biker gang, The Flying Fish Riders.After antagonizing the Straw Hats, by kidnapping their friends Camie and Pappagu, the Flying Fish Riders were easily defeated, and Duval personally had his face rearranged (literally) by Sanji. However, upon Duval's recovery, he found himself looking beautiful, and no longer held a grudge on the crew; personally thanking Sanji for beating him pretty, and declares he is now in their debt. His new outlook on life changed, he began calling himself "Handsome", and changed his crew name to the Rosy Life Riders. He was of some use during the middle of the Sabaody Archipelago arc, and after the crew were vanished by Kuma, he swore to protect the ship until they returned. During the Time Skip, he received several injuries from a battle with the Marines after they discovered the Thousand Sunny and fought alongside Hatchan until the Marines retreated. He was last seen covered in bandages with the rest of the Rosy Life Riders in the back of Shakky's Ripp-Off Bar.
- Badass Normal: Despite being completely overshadowed by Sanji in a fight, he and his gang were able to successfully defend the Thousand Sunny from Marine attackers for two years straight while the Straw Hats were separated from it.
- Bait-and-Switch: Introduced with the implication that he is a dangerous figure from Sanji's past who would go on to become a major villain. In reality, he and Sanji have no pre-existing relationship and he ends up being a comically short-lasting villain who very quickly becomes a helpful ally.
- Berserk Button: The mere mention of the Straw Hats, especially Sanji, was enough to have him rant at length about his revenge, which in turn brought out his accent. That was all sorted out though.
- Bishōnen: Thanks to Sanji, and he's really thankful for it.
- Camp Straight: Don't let his eccentric and narcissistic behavior fool you, he's not gay. He only started acting like this after Sanji's operation.
- Casanova Wannabe: At becoming a Bishōnen, he soon went around trying to hit on girls, to no avail. Sanji mentions that he may have repaired his face, but not his screwy personality.
- Curbstomp Battle: Sanji destroys him with a single attack. To his credit, Sanji's attack was powered up by seething rage.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He's only the antagonist for the first half of the Sabaody Archipelago arc before becoming an extremely helpful guide for the second half.
- Doppelgänger: Unwittingly, to Sanji. It's revealed that Sanji's royal family, the Vinsmokes, have been looking for him for several years, but because Sanji's bounty posters had Duval's face, the Vinsmokes focused on him instead. It's also revealed that the Vinsmokes physically and psychologically abused Sanji as a kid, so having Duval around gave him a form of protection (though both parties didn't know it). Now that Sanji fixed Duval's face, he ends up revoking that protection.
- A Father to His Men: His crew are very loyal to him, and he doesn't mistreat them in any way. Before and after his Heel–Face Turn.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Sorta. He was a small-time hood who became a notorious slave ringer.
- Gonk: At first. His face prior to Sanji's face-fixing could be described as, "What if Sanji was born Gonk-looking?"
- Heel–Face Turn: He was the enemy of the Straw Hats because he happened to look like Sanji's poorly drawn wanted poster. When his face was fixed, he became their ally because of gratitude. He also stopped kidnapping people for the slave trade.
- Irony: He used to cover himself with an iron mask due to his resemblance with Sanji. Then in the Whole Cake Island Arc, we've shown in a flashback that kid Sanji used to be put in an iron mask and caged for being a weak waste of space.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Post-facial reconstruction, he's a friendly and helpful guy, but also a raging narcissist who is often extremely annoying to be around.
- Large and in Charge: This guy must be around 10 feet tall, dwarfing even his lookalike Sanji.
- Laser-Guided Karma: While he was accidentally framed for being a Straw Hat pirate, he revealed in his backstory that he was a mobster bullying a small town, so he kinda deserved the Navy being on his ass, even if it was for the wrong reasons.
- Magic Plastic Surgery: Received one courtesy of Sanji. He is very pleased with the results.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Wore an iron mask to hide his face from the Marines and bounty hunters. During this time, he was also a ruthless slave trader.
- Man in the Iron Mask: Initially. He ditches the mask after his face is fixed.
- Mistaken Identity: He looked like Sanji's poorly drawn wanted poster (which in turn looked nothing like Sanji). Gave him grief from bounty hunters and Marines. Until Sanji caved his face in several times.
- Narcissist: Nowadays, he is. He's taken to call himself "Handsome", and injecting his new name in his sentences.
- Paper Tiger: Built up as being a highly intimidating and dangerous enemy with some sort of past with Sanji, but is revealed to be a buffoon whose only connection to Sanji is his uncanny resemblance to his poorly drawn wanted poster. After the near-death experiences the Straw Hats faced at Enies Lobby and Thriller Bark, this guy is pretty much a joke.
- The Reveal: One that was as shocking as it was hilarious - his face is almost exactly similar to the "bad art poster" Sanji, which is why he hides it in a mask and he has a deep grudge against Sanji.
- Undying Loyalty: Develops this towards Sanji after he rearranges his face to be handsome. While Sanji is grateful for his help, he otherwise finds Duval to be an annoyance.
- You Shall Not Pass: To anyone who wanted to seize the Thousand Sunny.
"Dark King" Silvers Rayleigh
Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe (JP), Bradford Hutson (episode 8), Bruce Carey (Sabaody arc onwards) (EN, Funi), Unknown (EN, 4Kids)A ship-coating master in Sabaody Archipelago and former First Mate of Gold Roger. Given the Red Baron "The Dark King" during his days as a pirate. During this time as a pirate, he acted as a supervisor of the crew, having a disciplinary role to Shanks and Buggy, especially when they argued. Having long since retired from piracy after Roger disbanded his crew, he hid in the Sabaody Archipelago and became infamous for coating ships, gambling, drinking, and partying with women. He has a good relationship with his business partner of twenty years Shakuyaku (perhaps more so than some think), and is good friends with Hatchan, who saved his life when he was a kid.
- Awesomeness Is a Force: Knocked out an entire crowd of watchers with this when the Straw Hats caused a scene in the Auctioning House. Even a member of the Heart Pirates, which is assuredly a Badass Crew considering their captain is Supernova Trafalgar Law, nearly fainted from his awesomeness.
- Badass Beard: See the picture.
- Badass Grandpa: The most badass old man in the series after Whitebeard.
- Badass Normal: It came as a shock to many fans that he doesn't have a Devil Fruit, despite fighting an Admiral to a standstill after twenty years of inaction. He's just that good.
- Big Damn Heroes: He got an epic one against Kizaru as the latter was about to finish off Zoro.
- Big Good: Took over after Whitebeard's death in the Marineford arc.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Is capable of swimming through the Calm Belt, the most dangerous stretch of water in One Piece. It's so dangerous that only specially-made Marine battleships and the Kuja's ships, which are pulled by sea serpents strong enough to keep the monsters at bay.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He likes going out and looking for beautiful ladies around, but he's otherwise a well-meaning, wise-cracking old man.
- Cool Old Guy: He is around Garp's age, able to still throw down with Admirals, plays mentor to Luffy, and all around badass.
- Dirty Old Man: Shakky suggests that he loves women, and this is implied to be the thing that actually motivates him to do anything to his captors after they force an explosive collar around Camie's neck.
- Death Glare: Did this against some ringers when Camie was in trouble, leaving them knocked out and foaming in the mouth.
- The Dreaded: Enough so that Garp (the man who took on Roger himself) outright told his men to not engage him or tell Sengoku when he found out that he was on Sabaody, as he didn't want to risk the consequences of the Marines having to deal with both him and Whitebeard at the same time. Bear in mind that Whitebeard, in addition to being the World's Strongest Man also had massive Badass Crew supporting him. Rayleigh is alone. Yet Garp's worry is justified in that anybody less powerful than an Admiral would probably just get in the way against Rayleigh and the Marines needed all of their Admirals for the upcoming war against Whitebeard.
- Foreshadowing: One of the more infamous examples in One Piece. In Buggy's flashback, Rayleigh is the one ordering Buggy and Shanks to stop fighting. Oda made sure when Toei Animation produced this episode that the script would not have them refer to him as captain. Nearly five hundred chapters later, he turns out to be the special coating mechanic the Straw Hats wanted.
- I Owe You My Life: Hatchan saved his life when he was a kid. That might be why he offered to coat the Thousand Sunny for the journey to Fishman Island for free, after Luffy saved Hatchan's life at the slave auction.
- Ki Attacks: He's an Old Master of all forms of Haki, and is also the one who taught Luffy how to use it.
- Living Legend: Called as one by Usopp. He's the First Mate of the legendary crew, he's still alive, and he's still badass enough to take on the likes of Kizaru.
- Manly Tears: He's strong enough to take an Admiral, feared by the Marines, and the Pirate King's second-in-command. Yet he's still not afraid to show his emotions. Can definitely count as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
- Meaningful Name: Along with Punny Name and Prophetic Name. Silvers Rayleigh is Gold Roger's First Mate. (And one of his crewmates was called Scopper Gaban.) Also, "Rayleigh" refers to "Rayleigh scattering", an optical phenomenon characterized by the scattering of light. As the first and only character able to break up Kizaru's light beams (albeit done with Haki), it's fitting. Plus, it's a possible historical Shout-Out to British explorer/entrepeneur Sir Walter Raleigh.
- Mr. Exposition: Averted. Despite him knowing the answers to some of the series driving questions (the location/status of One Piece, what happened during the Void Century), for various reasons the Strawhats insist he not tell them anything.
- Number Two: To Roger.
- Old Master: He is around Garp's age but a master of Haki and other fighting forms.
- Olympic Swimmer: How do we know for certain that he's not a Devil Fruit user? He swam most of the way from Saboady to Amazon Lily (almost the same distance Luffy was flung by Kuma), after his boat capsized, and even killed a hostile Sea King on the way.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: When the Straw Hats are making it back to the Thousand Sunny post time-skip, he cuts off the Marines who are pursuing them, and then draws a line in the ground:"My apprentice is setting sail. Do as you please. But I would suggest that you do not cross this line."
- Red Baron: "The Dark King." The Swedish translation made him "Dödens Konung" — the King of Death.
- Retired Badass: He has since quit piracy, but he's still awesome enough to go toe-to-toe with an Admiral even in his old age and even cut him despite him being a Logia-type. And all this after twenty years of non-action.
- Schmuck Bait: He plays the role of an helpless old man when at auction just to be purchased.
- Trickster: He gambles his money away, and to pay off old debts, he allows himself to be captured and sold as a slave. Because he looks like an unassuming old man, no-one notices that capturing the Roger Pirates Number Two is playing with fire, so he would usually steal the money of whatever schmuck with more cash than brains once he's bought off, pay off his old debts, and start gambling again. He actually highlights that buying him is bona-fide Schmuck Bait as in his words: "Who'd want to buy me as a slave? I'm an old man!"
Paramount War Saga (Impel Down/Marineford)
"Pirate Empress" Boa Hancock
See her entry on the Seven Warlords Of The Sea page
"Okama King" Emporio Ivankov
"First Son of the Sea" Jimbei
- It's not my body that hurts! Ace... what hurts is my heart... that can't enforce justice!
Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP, episodes 430-432), Katsuhisa Houki (JP, episodes 440+), Daniel Baugh (EN)The last of the Seven Warlords to be formally introduced. Jimbei is a whale-shark Fishman and the former captain of the Pirates of the Sun after the death of Fisher Tiger. His becoming a Warlord eight years before the events of the main story saw the crew split up, with one faction headed by Arlong. He is also a master of Fishman Karate, the most skilled user in the series in fact.He claims to be indebted to Whitebeard, as because of that man's declaration Fishman Island was spared from the marauding slavers that often kidnapped Fishmen and Merfolk for sale in the slave trade. He also has a grudging respect for Portgas D. Ace, having apparently fought him some time in the past. Possibly as a result of this, Jimbei doesn't seem to hold humans in such low regard, or at least isn't as open about it, rather presenting himself as someone who wishes to keep events at a relatively peaceful equilibrium.Luffy has asked him to join his crew. However, Jimbei turned him down for the time being, stating there was some business he needs to do first. That business is severing his ties to the Big Mom Pirates, and he meets up with Luffy and company in the midst of doing so, helping to arrange the necessary players to crash Charlotte Linlin's tea party so they can rescue Sanji from harm. He left his captaincy with the intention of fully joining up with Luffy at the end of this situation.His first ever bounty, from before the start of the series, was 76,000,000 Berries. His second bounty was 250,000,000 Berries. His latest reported bounty is now said to be over 400,000,000.
- Acrofatic: Jimbei is a big, but nimble fishman.
- Animal Motifs: The shark, being a whale shark fishman.
- The Atoner: For allowing Arlong to rampage in the East Blue. Nami even notes how much it was eating him up inside.
- Badass Baritone: Initially with Daisuke Gori, who had a natural tough sounding voice. After Gōri's death, Katsuhisa Houki (who originally voiced the higher pitched fellow Warlord, Gecko Moria) manages to pull it off well.
- Bait the Dog: Completely inverted! Considering that he was Arlong's former captain and the one who let him run wild in the East Blue, it seemed like Oda was setting Jimbei up to be a major villain. Who would've thought that he would not only be one of the Straw Hats' biggest allies, but also get invited to join the crew?
- Big Damn Heroes: He appears just in time to free Luffy and Nami, right before Nami is about to be tortured by Charlotte Opera.
- Blow You Away: His Karakusagawara Seiken creates a shockwave that blows away enemies.
- Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": He looks less like a whale shark and more like a guardian lion with gill slits and blue skin.
- Cool Old Guy: He's like a third dad to Luffy.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Although he resembles an oni (traditional Japanese ogre) with a whale shark motif, he's far from a bad guy.
- Delayed Causality: His Karakusagawara Seiken. After throwing the punch the shock wave takes a couple of seconds to take effect. In the anime this is stretched out and has the shock wave build up to its full effect.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Oh yes. Besides Luffy, he's one of the only people to stare down Big Mom, (currently the most unstable, psychotic of the Four Emperors), tell her he's not afraid of her, completely No-Sell her powers, and rebel against her. This fishman has BALLS!
- Easily Forgiven: Nami forgives him for indirectly causing Arlong to make Nami's childhood life a misery. Justified in that Jimbei had no intention to let it happen or idea that it would, and Nami had already forgiven Hatchan, another member of Arlong's own crew who did have a more direct hand in the matter, though in his case far less easily than Jimbei.
- Escort Mission: Finds himself on one in Caribou's cover story, in that he finds him in the process of trying to kidnap mermaids again, beats the tar out of him, and then promptly takes him to G-5 so he can imprison him and gain his huge bounty for the sake of Fishman Island.
- Fangs Are Evil: Subverted. He has a mouth full of fangs (though real whale sharks have small teeth), and his lower canines even stick out prominently from his closed mouth, but he's a nice guy.
- Gentle Giant: 9'8'' and the nicest Warlord. The trope goes along with his basis; whale sharks are the largest fish, but quite docile.
- Get Ahold Of Yourself Man: To Luffy, to make him realise that even if he has lost his brother, he still has to get his crew back together.
- Good Is Not Dumb: His gentleness makes people underestimate his intelligence. He was smart enough to back off from his request to leave Big Mom's crew, as she only would have willingly let that happen if he had spun her roulette, which would have very likely killed him and his crew. He instead frees Luffy and Nami when they are captured and decides to openly rebel against Big Mom.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has lightning-shaped scar over his right eye and he's quite noble.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: As he explains to Luffy during their skirmish in the Fishman Island arc, the principle of Fishman Karate is that the user can manipulate water for their attacks, even if that water is in the atmosphere or in a person's body. Which means his very punch can create shockwaves potent enough to hurt Luffy, whose rubber body normally makes him immune to blunt attacks.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Goes into a brief one when Sanji reminds him about what Arlong did to Nami.
- I Know Karate: Fishman Karate to be exact. He's often said to be the best Fishman Karateka out there. He can launch a shockwave with his punch, he can manipulate water with Fishman Jujutsu, his Roundhouse Kick can deflect the punch of a giant, and he manages to fell a fellow Warlord (Moria) in one shot.
- Large and in Charge: He's a whale-shark fishman, so naturally he looms over most normal characters.
- Lightning Bruiser: Obviously becomes one underwater, but this applies even in land battles. Gecko Moria lampshades it: "You're fast for a big fellow!" He is also able to keep up with Luffy in their brief skirmish, although to be fair, neither opponent really wanted to seriously injure the other.
- Lost in Translation: His title is a pun on a Yakuza title and the word for a channel. This doesn't carry into English, leading to the "First Son of the Sea" approximation.
- Made of Iron: No explanation is given on how he survived Akainu's lava fist through the chest; note that Akainu killed the 550,000,000 bounty Ace in a few minutes with the same type of punch.
- Making a Splash: When he finally gets into the water, he uses his karate moves to throw around torrents of water as if they were silk.
- Manly Tears: He cried when his captain Fisher Tiger died, when Ace died, and when Nami told him that she forgave him.
- Mr. Exposition: He's a very knowledgeable man and he often explains pivotal background information on things to Luffy.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He let his hatred for humans get the best of him and wound up indirectly responsible for Arlong comitting his atrocities, which includes causing Nami's tragic past. He feels quite ashamed of this.
- My Greatest Failure: How he feels about how his becoming a Warlord allowed Arlong to run free in the East Blue.
- Nerves of Steel: Not only is he completely and utterly unafraid when facing down Big Mom (which saves him from her Touch of Death powers), but he even takes a moment to lay down a cup of sake and formally leave her crew with a sincere thank-you. She's so dumbfounded that it actually takes her a brief moment before she tries to kill him again.
- Nice Guy: Despite his somewhat intimidating appearance, he's the nicest pirate warlord there is.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
- His actions in sparing Arlong during the breakup of the Sun Pirates ensured that Arlong would enslave Nami's village and make her life a misery.
- At one point during the breakout at Impel Down, he's fighting to take over a Marine battleship alongside Crocodile and Mr 1. He tries to support them with his Fishman Karate, only to wreck the ship instead.
- Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: As mentioned, he takes a magma fist through the chest yet turns out just fine after resting up a bit.
- Not Afraid to Die: Jimbei is a man who follows his convictions and does whatever he thinks is right. After breaking out of Impel Down, Jimbei was willing to lay down his life for Whitebeard for protecting Fishman Island. When Big Mom demands his lifespan for leaving her crew, her powers fail to work, as Jimbei doesn't fear her.
- Not So Stoic:
- While usually one of the most focused characters in the series, he can occasionally lose his cool, as shown in how he dealt with Ace's death. On a lighter note, see the Oh, Crap! entry below.
- In chapter 650, after telling the Straw Hats some vital information, he gets a face fault at Luffy being more concerned about food. When he berates Luffy for not taking the news seriously and Luffy cheerfully replies that he likes to leave things to chance, Jimbei bemoans to the others how hard it must be to have Luffy as a captain.
- Oh, Crap!:
- His face fault after the timeskip when he sees Shirahoshi and a wounded Hachi with Luffy.
- A more serious example is shown in the anime, when Sanji reveals to him how badly Nami had suffered under Arlong's tyranny.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: At first, he seems to feel this way with regards to Hody Jones, as he feels if a human (Luffy) were to defeat him, the Cycle of Revenge would create some new tyrant like Jones was when Arlong was defeated. It turns out that he's merely opposed to Luffy beating up Hody without the support of the citizens of Fishman Island. If Luffy can come out of the ordeal looking like a hero to fishmen and merfolk, and not like a domineering human (the kind with which the island has plenty of experience), then Jimbei has no problems whatsoever.
- Only Sane Man: He and Hatchan are this to both the Sun Pirates (after Fish Tiger's death) and the entire Fishman race so far.
- Pacifism Backfire: In sparing Arlong during the confrontation that led to Fisher Tiger's crew splitting up, Jimbei was indirectly responsible for, among other things, Arlong enslaving Nami's hometown and making her childhood a living hell. He does not take this discovery well at all.
- Prongs of Poseidon: His weapon during his days in the Neptune Army.
- Punny Name: Jinbei-zame means "whale-shark" in Japanese. Also, he wears a type of traditional Japanese tunic called a Jimbei.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni:
- He's the Blue, Ace the Red.
- He's also the Blue in relation to Arlong's Red. Jimbei decides to take a reasonable approach to help the Fishmen/Merfolk relations to accept the World Government's request to be a Warlord, while Arlong chose to make himself "the wrath of the Fishmen" to humanity. Interestingly, they were both pretty firm Reds in the Sun Pirates, with Arlong being the calmer one.
- Sand In My Eyes: In the anime, he denies shedding Tears of Remorse after Nami forgives him for indirectly letting Arlong into her life when Luffy (who slept through the explanation) asks why he's crying.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Really, this is what Jimbei is all about:
- In full defiance to Fishman Island's laws, Jimbei gives blood to Luffy. He lampshades it himself while stepping forward, reasoning that since he is a pirate he shouldn't really be expected to follow the rules anyways.
- He refused to answer the World Government's call to fight Whitebeard because his homeland owed a debt to Whitebeard, which leads to him being arrested and sent to Impel Down. But by doing so, he befriends Luffy and defects to help Luffy and Whitebeard in rescuing Ace from his execution.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When he tries to leave Big Mom's crew, she tells him that he has to stay or spin her wheel and pay a price. Jimbei originally is perfectly willing to spin it as he realizes that the price is likely to be his life regardless of where the pointer lands. However, when he knew that the wheel also dictate certain number of his men that also going to be sacrificed, he decides to Take a Third Option and back out of leaving long enough to just up and run later. Pedro later commends him for doing so.
- Shark Man: Specifically whale shark.
- Skewed Priorities: Small example. When discussing a plan with the Straw Hats on how to face Hody Jones, he stops to ask them what they should name their plan before they actually carry it out.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: He can communicate with whale sharks, a trait that's unusual for fishmen to possess.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Due to different ways you can romanize Japanese, his name can be written as either Jinbe, Jinbei, or Jimbei. The One Piece Databook Green decided to go with "Jinbe", while Viz and Funimation use "Jimbei", which is the spelling used on this very wiki.
- Stout Strength: He's real stocky, but he's also very strong, capable of throwing really hard punches.
- Take a Third Option: Big Mom gives him a choice: Stay with her crew or spin her wheel and pay a price, and then he can leave. Jimbei ultimately does neither. He refuses to spin the wheel, as he knows the price would certainly cost his and his men's life, no matter where the pointer lands. He then decides to just openly rebel against her.
- Threatening Shark: Subverted. He's the only shark fishman thus far that hasn't been a Jerkass. He used to be hardcore to the point that even Arlong used to think he was too brutal, but has considerably softened up, thanks to Koala's innocence and Fisher Tiger's death and final words. Still a threat to his enemies, though.
- Token Good Teammate: Of the Warlords, being the only one that isn't cruel, out of his mind, a prick, or not caring about anyone.
- The Unfettered: Jimbei is an honorable guy, but he proves he's a true pirate in that he's willing to do the dirty business if he has to. Case in point; knowing that he and the Straw Hats need firepower, he's willing to disregard Pekoms' wishes and fight Big Mom alongside a scoundrel like Capone Bege if it means that that the Straw Hats get to accomplish their goals.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He becomes a Warlord and spares Arlong during the confrontation leading to the dissolution of Tiger's crew, thus causing Arlong to run wild in the East Blue.
- We Will Meet Again: Heroic version done twice. First was when Jimbei said he'd see Luffy on Fishman Island. Second, when he said he'll be back to join the Straw Hats.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He was one when he was a member of the Sun Pirates, championing fishman/merfolk rights, and he in particular was especially brutal during their battles with the Marines to the point where even Arlong thought he was too rough.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: He considers himself useless on land. This is not really true despite him being a One Piece version of Aquaman – even without water to throw, he is still a huge fishman karate master capable of taking on top tier pirates and marines.
- The Worf Effect:
- During his You Shall Not Pass moment, while Jimbei manages to get a hit in, Mihawk deals with him in a single blow.
- On the giving end of this when he fought against Moria, defeating him with a single blow.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Ace one, as they fought for five days straight to a standstill.
- Yakuza: It's in his full title, a translation of which could be "Jimbei, Yakuza of the Sea".
- You Shall Not Pass: In the anime, he tries this on Mihawk, who is in the process of curb-stomping Luffy. Keyword being "tries".