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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.
- Almighty Janitor: "Almighty" may be a bit much, but despite being ranked ninth in Baroque Works, she took out both of the pair ranked seventh in one hit each.
- 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.
- 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 traveled with the Straw Hats for the entire Alabasta Saga (a total of 3 years in the real world) and even had 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...only to be surprisingly replaced by the secondary Arc Villain Nico Robin in a last minute 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 Ahold Of Yourself Man: Basically what she says to Luffy after he very nearly loses his temper over her getting shot.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lady of War: Maintains a level of grace until her Heroic B.S.O.D. at the end of the Battle in 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. Probably intentional, considering her attack relies on catching an enemy off-guard. In the anime, the top is striped instead.
- Martial Pacifist: Vivi abhors war and the thought of people dying, but she's capable of defending herself despite that.
- 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).
- 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.
- Rapunzel Hair
- 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.
- 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.
"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.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.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.
- 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.
- 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
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
"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
- 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 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!
- 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.
- 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
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 Gekko Moriah, 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.
- 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, the last of the Four Emperors.
- 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 instantly stopped attacking Nami the second she pulled it out.
- 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.
- Girlish Pigtails: Pretty much the way to recognize her as female (with... that kind of face) is her hair.
- Gonk: She's not much better looking than her zombie, which was a warthog.
- 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.
- Name's the Same: Both she and her zombie have the same name.
- Nice Hat: A tiny bowler hat.
- 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.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Lola has pink hair.
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 pummelled 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.)
"Iron Mask" Duval
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.
- 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.
- 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 thanks.
- Irony: He used to cover himself with an iron mask due to his resemblance with Sanji. Then in Totland Arc, we've shown in a flashback that kid Sanji used to be put in an iron mask and caged.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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
"Okama King" Emporio Ivankov
"Knight of the Sea" Jinbe
- "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. Jinbe 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 (said business turns out to be wanting to break ties with Big Mom). Then he will join if Luffy still wants him (like that needs to be said).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.
- 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?
- 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.
- Death Seeker: He makes it clear a number of times that he expects to die during the Marineford battle.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 knock back Luffy, whose rubber body normally makes him immune to blunt attacks.
- 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.
- 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: He feels this way about how his becoming a Warlord of the Sea basically allowed Arlong to run free in the East Blue. It's what leads him to be...
- Nice Guy: Despite his somewhat intimidating appearance, he's the nicest pirate warlord there is.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: 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.
- 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, Jinbe 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: 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 lead to him being arrested and sent to Impel Down. But by doing so, he befriended Luffy and defected to help Luffy and Whitebeard in rescuing Ace from his execution.
- 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 site.
- 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.
- 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".
Fishman Island Saga
Also known as the Kraken, a gigantic octopus that resides deep beneath the ocean. He works for the New Fishman Pirates due to complicated reasons.
- Adorkable: Just look at his huge smiles and the way he runs!
- Badass Adorable: After Luffy tames him, his adorable side comes out.
- Combat Tentacles: Being a kraken, this is inevitable. His tentacles are his main "weapons", and he proves to be pretty damn strong with them.
- Cool Pet: First the New Fishman Pirates', but later on became the Straw Hats'.
- Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: A gigantic, squishy octopus who's actually friendly and only worked under Hody by being threatened.
- Good All Along: The reason why he joined the New Fishman Pirates was because Hody threatened to kill his brothers if he didn't obey him.
- Heel–Face Turn: Originally worked under the New Fishman Pirates, but switched sides when Luffy tamed him.
- Kraken and Leviathan: The former.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: How he tends to fight equally-giant creatures.
- Team Pet: Of the New Fishman Pirates at first, but then he helped the Straw Hats on Fishman Island.
- Unskilled, but Strong: His "fighting style" consists of mainly crushing opponents or punching them with his tentacles, but his sheer strength and size make that strategy work wonders.
"Mermaid Princess" Shirahoshi
"It was the promise I made with mother on her deathbed!! That no matter who the criminal was, not to hate them!"
Voiced by: Yukana (JP)The princess of the Ryuugu Kingdom. Was locked up in the castle tower to keep Vander Decken from killing her with his Devil Fruit ability. A surprisingly huge Giant Smelt-Whiting mermaid. I mean really huge.
- All-Loving Hero: She inherited this from her mother. She knew who her mother's murderer was and she kept it to herself for 10 years, to honor her mother's last wish to bear no ill will against her killer, and prevent the others looking for vengeance. However, this takes an even more disturbing twist when we find out that the one who killed Otohime was not one of the humans she was trying to make peace with, but a Fishman who was sick and tired of this very quality.
- Apocalypse Maiden: She's the modern equivalent of the ancient weapon Poseidon.
- Bare Your Midriff: She is a mermaid after all.
- The Beastmaster: While a common trait among Fishmen and Mermaids, in Shirahoshi's case it is revealed that she has the power to summon and control huge (and we mean HUGE) Sea Monsters in cases of distress. That's why Vander Decken wants to marry her. See also Monster Lord below.
- Big Little Sister: She is the youngest child of the royal family, and yet the only the one who got her father's size. Even as a baby she was much bigger than her brothers.
- Blush Sticker: With these on her cheeks, they just adds to her cuteness.
- Boobs of Steel: Seemingly averted until you realize that she's the modern incarnation of the Ancient Weapon Poseidon and possesses the power to control Sea Kings and possibly use them to tear islands apart - fitting considering she has one of the largest pairs in the series.
- Cowardly Lion: When the colossal ancient vessel Noah, now targeted towards her, flies careening into Fishman Island, Shirahoshi unhesitatingly prepares to give her life to save her people by swimming away from Fishman Island so the vessel will crash into her and her alone. Ladies and gentlemen, the definition of courage itself. Even Luffy notes that she's not a coward, just a crybaby.
- Cry Cute: So much.
- Cute Giant: So gigantic and yet so Moe!
- Doomed Moral Victor: As pointed out by Hordy, her concealing that he killed Otohime allowed him to grow in power to the point that he could easily overcome Fishman Island's military and attempt a coup, no matter how noble her intentions were.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Fragile Flower: For someone so huge she's quite fragile, she cries easily and doesn't take being yelled at very lightly. She inherited this trait from her mother, but completely Up to Eleven.
- Gag Boobs: They're huge even relative to her size. Luffy was able to (accidentally) use them as a trampoline.
- Generation Xerox: Her personality is quite similar to her mother's.
- Gentle Giant: She's several times bigger than a full grown human (taking after her father), but takes after her mother in disposition.
- Giant Equals Invincible: Complete aversion. Despite being the largest member of the royal family alongside her father, she has no fighting skill whatsoever. Though she promised to Luffy to stop being a crybaby, and considering her power to command Sea Kings, she will improve a lot.
- Giant Woman: Shirahoshi is one gigantic mermaid, far larger than the Ryuugu Kingdom merfolk or even her big brothers. She's the only one retaining the gigantic size of her father, Neptune. She's also very pretty (it's often said the seat of World's Most Beautiful Woman is shared between Boa Hancock and her) and surprisingly a Fragile Flower for her size.
- Girl in the Tower: She was confined into a tower in the Ryuugu Royal Palace for most of her life after Vander Decken starts threatening her with his "love letters".
- Heroic Sacrifice: Attempted. As soon as she realizes the Noah is coming after her specifically, she hightails it off Fishman Island to lure the ship away from the people. It almost works, but then Decken is rendered unconscious and the ship begins falling down to the island.
- The Ingenue: She's very innocent with little knowledge of the outside world, and also is prone to crying.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: She's got light blue eyes and she's innocent to a fault.
- Irony: The smelt-whiting are usually tiny, but Shirahoshi is the largest mermaid seen so far.
- It Runs in the Family: Neptune is a pretty big guy, so her size is not that surprising. Could also apply to her powers, which are the same as with a previous mermaid princess: Poseidon.
- Kawaiiko: Every home should have one. Unfortunately, too big to take home with you.
- MacGuffin Super Person: Vander Decken wants to marry her so he can use her ability to control Sea Kings.
- Monster Lord: It's not obvious at first, but The Sea Kings who came to her aid stated that every few hundred years, "(their) queen would be born in the form of one of the merfolks". This isn't the ability to simply tame wild beasts a la The Beastmaster, she was their one true ruler by birth.
- Nice Girl: She's kind and very polite to everyone, even her stalker.
- Person of Mass Destruction: She has the ability to summon and communicate with Sea Kings, a power that's said to be able to, if used incorrectly, destroy entire islands. Shirahoshi isn't the first to have this power, as the Poneglyph of Shandora describes a weapon called the "Poseidon", which was actually the Mermaid Princess at the time it was written. In such a sense, Shirahoshi is the new Poseidon.
- Poor Communication Kills: As it turns out, she had known all along that had known all along that Hody Jones was the one who murdered her mother Otohime for supporting human-Fishman coexistence, but deliberately withheld the information in order to honor her mother's last wish to bear no ill will against her killer and prevent the others looking for vengeance. While her intentions were noble, her decision to keep quiet allowed Hody to gain enough power to easily overwhelm Fishman Island's military and plot a coup; Hody even takes the time to rub it in her face.
- Princess Classic: She's the princess of Fishman Island. She's innocent, kind and so utterly committed to peace between Fishmen and humans that she doesn't reveal the identity of her mother's killer for a decade. Her beauty is said to rival that of Boa Hancock. Her clothing is about as pimped-out as the traditional mermaid sea-shell halter would allow. About the only way she doesn't play this trope straight down the line is that she turns out to be not so defenseless, having the nigh-apocalyptic power to control Sea Kings.
- Rapunzel Hair: She has very long hair.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has long pink hair and she's very sweet and innocent.
- Seashell Bra: Rather pearls.
- Sheltered Aristocrat: Due to being locked up in the castle tower most of her life, Shirahoshi has very limited knowledge of the outside world and asks Luffy about the sun, animals, and forests.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Do not underestimate her just because she is a kind-hearted crybaby; it takes strength of character to keep the promise of not hating your mother's murderer and when the lives of her people are on the line she is braver than any warrior in the One Piece universe.
- Spoiled Sweet: She's a sheltered and spoiled princess, but she's very nice and polite to everyone.
- Tender Tears: Tends to cry a lot. Though given the current situation, it's kind of understandable.
- The So-Called Coward: Like daughter like mom, it is her kindness that makes her a hero. See Cowardly Lion above for more details.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Neptune is no looker, but Shirahoshi is very lovely and absolutely huge.
- What Beautiful Eyes!
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: Many claim that her beauty rivals that of Boa Hancock.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
- "You're Not My Type": She says this is the reason that she won't marry Vander Decken. Considering that she has been confined to a tower to protect her from weapons he is constantly throwing at her, it shocks everyone that this is her issue.
Voiced by: Kentaro ItoThe eldest of the three princes of the Ryuugu Kingdom and a shark merman. He assists Luffy in his battle against Hody Jones.
- The Comically Serious: He is really serious, no matter what happens.
- Distressed Dude: Becomes this for a while alongside his brothers and father, after being defeated by Hody.
- Gonk: Not as much as his brothers though, as he at least has a Heroic Build.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Is able to use the "Ultramarine" technique, just like his father.
- Making a Splash: Again, "Ultramarine", which is a huge blast of torrential water.
- Meaningful Name: "Fuka" means "shark" or "dogfish".
- Only Sane Man: Among his family.
- Prongs of Poseidon: He wields a large trident.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Like his father, except he's a bit smarter too.
- Rousing Speech: Fukaboshi made one at his mother's funeral to keep the spirit of the subjects high.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He is referred as one of the strongest of the Neptune Army. Possibly the strongest too.
- Shark Man: Specifically Dogfish shark.
- The Stoic: It really sticks out when he's next to his more quirky brothers.
- Threatening Shark: Subverted, Fukaboshi is a Shark merman, but is quite calm and reasonable. He even looks a bit like Jinbe in the face. Still a threat to his enemies, though.
- Warrior Prince: Definitely.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Large, wavy, blue-colored locks.
Pirate Alliance Saga (Punk Hazard)
Voiced by: Yasuhiko Tokuyama (JP, episode 490), Kazunari Tanaka (JP, episode 511+)A former New World pirate captain. After Whitebeard's death, he made the island of Foodvalten his territory. However, his plans were soon foiled when Basil Hawkins defeated him. During the two-year timeskip, he became a crocodile centaur and is now the leader of the centaurs living on Punk Hazard.He has a bounty of 80,060,000 Berries.
- Beard of Evil: Three of them, actually.
- BFS: And he's already a giant of a man.
- Captain Colorbeard: Brown, in this case. He pretty much tried to piggyback on Whitebeard's reputation with it.
- Dumb Muscle: Caesar Clown sees him as this.
- A Father to His Men: For all his faults he does care for the health of his men.
- Gonk: He's drawn like a stereotypically ugly pirate captain.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Almost. Seems that his fight with Hawkins ended with his legs being cut off which Law later replaces with a crocodile body.
- Heel–Face Turn: After surviving Caesar's assassination attempt and learning the truth he decides to save his men and side with the Straw Hats.
- Large and in Charge: He's much larger than his men, even after he becomes a crocodile centaur.
- Moral Myopia: Hates the "Worst Generation"... except for Law, who he claims "is different". However, even listening to his own speech about it, it sounds like Law had been involved in the same kinds of world-shaking stuff the others were over the past two years(and even now has some rather grandiose plans in mind), the only difference being that Law helped Brownbeard personally.
- Mr. Exposition: He plays this role during the Punk Hazard arc, though his version of the story is tainted.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: Brownbeard is now an crocodile centaur, or "croctaur", as Luffy puts it. Somewhat subverted in that he's not much of a threat.
- Not Quite Dead: He survived long enough to save Usopp and Nami-in-Sanji's-body and calls Clown out.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Post-timeskip, he's now a crocodile centaur.
- Underestimating Badassery: Didn't quite know who he was dealing with when he decided to threaten Basil Hawkins.
- Unstoppable Rage: After he learns the truth about Caesar Clown. When he learns from the latter's mouth that the incident that occurred four years ago on Punk Hazard was his doing, and not Vegapunk's, he flat out loses it.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After he fails to kill the Straw Hats, Caesar Clown orders the Yeti Cool Brothers to gun him down along with the crew.
Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (JP)A samurai from Wano Country the Straw Hats meet on Punk Hazard. He is looking for his lost son, Momonosuke. When he arrived on the island, Trafalgar Law sliced up his body parts (head, torso, and legs), which were then scattered throughout the area. He also ate a still unnamed Devil Fruit that he believes allows him to use "sorcery."In truth, he is not actually Momonosuke's father; he tells people this while they travel in order to keep a low profile. Rather, he and Kanjuro are "retainers" (IE. servants, followers) of the Kozuki clan, and Momonosuke happens to be the heir to this clan's throne. Thus, they act as bodyguards to the young Lord.
- Action Dad: Stormed Punk Hazard just to retrieve his son; it took a Warlord to stop him and even as a legless, headless torso he can fight Brook on equal ground. Oh, and his slashes set things alight, and can cut through explosions.
- Antiquated Linguistics: Speaks in a very archaic way. For example he uses the Japanese Pronoun "Sessha" (lit. my humble self) for himself, a very old and now extinct pronoun used by samurai.
- Arc Symbol: The Kozuki Clan symbol on his back has also apparently appeared inside the Claw Forest's Whale Tree for hundreds of years.
- Badass Beard: Dude's a badass samurai who can cut explosions, and he's got the beard to show that.
- Calling Your Attacks: Among others, Homurazaki (Fire Split) and Karyuu Issen (Fire Knife Flash).
- Dirty Old Man: Chastised Nami for her revealing clothes, only to admit that he didn't mind her dressing like that. He also got really jealous of his son when he used his cuteness to not only charm Nami and Robin, but also sleep in their room.
- Dual Wielding: So skilled that even as a legless-headless torso he can still fight back against Brook, using one of the sword to stand still.
- Fights Like a Normal: Kin'emon has Devil Fruit powers, but they don't seem to have any kind of combat application. All of his actual fighting prowess seems to be pure skill.
- Functional Magic: He ate a Devil Fruit that granted him the ill-defined ability of "sorcery," which is activated by saying "poof". He uses this to turn rocks into winter clothing, though he warns the transformation will only last so long as the clothes are being worn.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Technically 1/3rd the man he used to be. For a good portion of the Punk Hazard arc, his body was separated into three: his head, his upper body, and his lower body. He finally got all his body parts together in Chapter 672, and as it turns out stands just as tall as Brook (8'9!).
- Gasshole: And he can communicate using his farts even!
- Implausible Fencing Powers: He can burn things and cut explosions with his Foxfire Style (Kitsunebiryu).
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's bad-tempered, hates pirates and has rather outdated views on women, but he's a noble honorable man and cares greatly for his son.
- Katanas Are Just Better: He uses two of 'em.
- Ki Manipulation: He can use Armament Haki which he used to help Zoro slow down Doflamingo's Birdcage. He's also implied to be able to use Observation Haki since he says he can feel people's "auras" and his surroundings.
- Literally Shattered Lives: Happened when Brook accidentally knocked him over in chapter 696 after he was exposed to Shinokuni, though he inexplicably survives. Sanji immediately lampshades it and kicks him, saying he should be dead.
- Losing Your Head: Prior to his introduction, he got himself beheaded and then his head got cut to pieces courtesy of Law. Law being Law, he survives the ordeal.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Inverted. Kin'emon is not Momonosuke's father. He's a subordinate of Momo's real father, who happens to be the ruler of an influential clan in the Wano Kingdom.
- Master of Disguise: Implied to be the intended use of his Devil Fruit ability. He even managed to dress as Doflamingo and fool the castle guards for a while.
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya: My Name Is Kin'emon. You kidnapped my son. Prepare to Die.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Played for laughs. When he reveals his powers, he's berated for not using them earlier. He admits that he didn't because he liked seeing Nami's cleavage.
- The Nicknamer: Refers to the Straw Hats as various things from Japanese culture. For example, he calls Usopp a Tengu, and calls Robin a courtesan.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based on the late Japanese actor Nakamura Kinnosuke, who Oda is a fan of.
- Papa Wolf: Protects Momonosuke at all costs and risks his life multiple times to save him. He's not actually his father though; Momonosuke's real father is a daimyo of Wanokuni and Kin'emon is his bodyguard, of sorts. Regardless, they're obviously still close to each other.
- Playing with Fire: His fighting style allows him to cut with, and even through, fire.
- Samurai: He's one, like most warriors of Wano Country.
- Spanner in the Works: His attempt to rescue his son led to the Straw Hat-Law team up, the end of Caeser Clown's years of SAD production, and a budding war between Kaido and Doflamingo.
- Stay in the Kitchen: With his archaic samurai demeanor comes fairly dated views on how women should act. He criticizes Nami for her informal, direct way of talking toward him and her temper. He also believed that her revealing outfit was a result of being stripped and deems her lewd when she clarifies that she's voluntarily dressed like that, though he ultimately can't hide his lustful joy over her "breast band".
- Submissive Badass: He is a warrior servant of the Kozuki clan, which includes Momonosuke; thus, he is an 8 year old's loyal subordinate.
- Suicide as Comedy: Threatens seppuku at the slightest embarrassment.
- Taken for Granite: Courtesy of Shinokuni, as revealed by chapter 692. He gets better.
- Too Dumb to Live: ...Because the dope tried to go back and rescue what he believed to be his son (the dragon they had encountered earlier which of course wasn't him, but he didn't know that).
- Ungrateful Bastard: Rages at the Straw Hats for being pirates as they rescue him, then blatantly takes advantage of Sanji being unwilling to leave him behind to harass him further. Grows out of it when they help him put himself back together.
Voiced by: Ai OrikasaKin'emon's son, brought with the other children to Punk Hazard to be experimented on by Caesar Clown. Hid himself after accidentally eating an imperfect, man-made Devil Fruit made by Vegapunk and turned into a little eastern dragon as a result.In truth, he is not actually Kin'emon's son. His actual father is the leader of the Kozuki clan of the Wano Kingdom, and Kin'emon is simply a loyal servant.
- Baleful Polymorph: Initially. Driven by hunger, he ate a man-made Devil Fruit and got turned into a Dragon, but has no idea how to control the transformation. Though he turned back to normal in chapter 696, and has since kept switching between human and dragon forms.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Apparently comes with being a Kid Samurai. He quickly gets on the male Straw Hats' nerves, but puts up a cute and innocent facade to stay in the female Straw Hats' graces.
- Determinator: He spent ten days without eating anything at all, aside from the above Devil Fruit.
- Dirty Kid: Uses his cuteness to get away with hoggling the Straw Hat ladies' breasts and get to sleep in the ladies bedroom with them. And to protect him from the insanely jealous Sanji, Brook, and Kin'emon while taunting them by hoggling Nami's breasts.
- Harmful to Minors:
- He's been terrified of Doflamingo ever since he saw him brutally torturing a gladiator for not killing his opponent.
- A flashback also reveals he saw his mother get executed by Kaido.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Hasn't exactly got a hold on how his powers work, changing from a dragon to his human form and back again without even realizing. There's also the fact that the Devil Fruit was Vegapunk's man-made Devil Fruit, and the story has yet to explain its mechanics. There also seems to be some form of mind control involved as Momonosuke didn't start flying until Luffy suddenly mentioned Doflamingo, which activated some form of imagery of him in the boy's mind. Momo doesn't even remember flying when Luffy tells him later on.
- Kid Samurai: Comes with being the son of a samurai. Also the son of a deceased lord.
- Living Macguffin: Doflamingo wants to capture him beecause of his lineage as the heir to the clan that created the Poneglyphs, as well as being the son of a man who set foot on Raftel and learned the true history of the world. It affects him too, but for a different reason, as whenever he remembers Doffy's face, he instinctively turns into his dragon form out of fear.
- Meaningful Name: The "momo" in his name comes from the Japanese word for pink, which is reflected by his dragon form being mostly pink. His name also refers to the tale of Momotaro, an old Japanese fairy tale about a boy who was born from a peach and went on to become a great samurai. When he gets hit by Jola's powers, his head humorously changes into a peach shape.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: While struck in dragon form, he has a vision of Doflamingo and suddenly becomes able to fly.
- Not Quite Flight: As a dragon, he shows the ability to "fly" by grabbing clouds he produces.
- Nightmare Fuel: In-Universe, Doflamingo is this to him. Just hearing or thinking about him causes him to get so scared that he loses control of his Devil Fruit powers; this was even a plot point the first time it happened onscreen, as it caused him to fly out of the trash bin he and Luffy were stuck in; though Momonosuke completely forgot about that flight later. This was due to witnessing Doflamingo brutally torturing a gladiator firsthand.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Unlike those seen so far, he's an eastern type, and quite small. Luffy also mistakes him for the user of the "Eel Eel" fruit.
- Really Royalty Reveal: Kin'emon is not his father; he's his bodyguard, and they simply play that role in order to keep a lower profile while traveling to foreign countries. In truth, Momonosuke's deceased father was the ruler of the Kozuki clan of Wano Country, and Momo is the heir to his throne.
- You Killed My Father: His parents were struck down by Kaido.
"Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law
Pirate Alliance Saga (Dressrosa)
- "No tears will fall from these tin eyes."
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (JP)A one-legged toy soldier, who is also a criminal in Dressrosa. He has a grudge against Doflamingo, and offers to help Franky take down his Smile factory.
- The Ace: He's Kyros, the biggest Badass gladiator in the history of One Piece, holding the undefeated streak of 3000 victories - including fighting a giant and a fishman, the latter while underwater. And the entire time, he was only hit once (because he recognized that his opponent was the King in disguise). From how harsh we get to see of the colosseum battles, this is a very impressive streak.
- An Arm and a Leg: He cut his own leg off when he was human and bound by a seastone cuff on the leg. He removed it so he could rush at Doflamingo but was attacked by Sugar instead.
- Awesome McCool Name: His toy name, though his real name isn't too shabby either.
- Badass Normal: Has no Devil Fruit powers... but still the strongest gladiator ever to walk Corrida Colosseum.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: In his youth when he was still a human, no matter how many victories he won in the coliseum, no would ever let him live it down that he was a murderer. For that he wished people would just simply forget his existence. Then, after building a genuinely happy life for himself, everyone, including the people he loved, forgot his existence thanks to Sugar's Devil Fruit powers, with the added burden of being a toy. The worst part is that he couldn't tell anyone, because he would be tossed into the scrap heap otherwise.
- BFS: As a human, his weapon of choice.
- The Comically Serious: Some of the flashbacks to his and Rebecca's past show him in this light, due to being so nervous around Scarlett and his attempts to cheer Rebecca up.
- Condemned Contestant: Like some Real Life Roman gladiators, he was originally a criminal who was sentenced into the arena. He was given the chance to win his freedom if he could win 100 consecutive wins. Despite having done so, he chose to stay due to the people's hatred for him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His fight with Diamante only dragged on because he tried to protect and prevent Rebecca from soiling her hands. The moment Rebecca's safe, nothing Diamante threw at him worked, and the moment Kyros got in range, Diamante went down in one hit. While many such fights ended in one hit, Diamante was notable as he's one of the Co-Dragons.
- Determinator: He gets hit by a lot of falling Spike Balls of Doom during his fight with Diamante and keeps on going.Diamante: Is this guy Made of Iron? ...No, he's made of pure crazy!
- Doting Parent: Flashbacks showed us he was one to Rebecca in the latter's childhood, to an almost Adorkable level. He initially refused to touch her with his bare hands, not wanting to soil such a pure angel with his dirty hands, and cried from happiness whenever he played with her.
- Disappeared Dad: His true relationship to Rebecca.
- Failure Knight: He seems like one to Rebecca's mother - Scarlet. It's eventualy revealed that he's Rebecca's father, which means he failed to protect the mother of his child.
- Flawed Prototype: In a sense. He's the first toy Sugar ever created, and also the only one not compelled by a Geas to obey the Family, though only because Sugar didn't start doing that until after she turned him.
- Four-Star Badass: He's granted the position as Dressrosa army commander by King Riku.
- Generation Xerox: Like his daughter, he was a gladiator who despite his incredible skills in the colosseum, was widely hated by the audience.
- Greater Need Than Mine: When he meets Mansherry, she notes that he's heavily wounded and she wants to heal him. He says that there are many other people in Dressrosa that might need it more than he does.
- Handicapped Badass: He may have lost one leg, but he can still escape the police and get around effortlessly. His increasingly frail tin body does hinder him though. In human form, he is still near the terrifying power he was back in his gladiator days.
- Heroic Build: His true body, which wouldn't be out of place in Dragon Ball. He's one of the few One Piece strongmen nowadays who doesn't skip leg day.
- Hidden Depths: He knows Rebecca from his past, but judging from the latter's tears upon seeing him again, and the fact that he himself is Unable to Cry, their past isn't a pretty one. It's later on revealed that he is the legendary gladiator Kyros, who won three thousand straight battles in the Colosseum without suffering a single blow. He eventually married one of the princesses of the kingdom — Scarlett, and they would have a child together: Rebecca. However, everyone forgot his existence when Sugar turned him into a toy, and Scarlett would later on be killed by Doflamingo's forces. The soldier would then be forced to raise Rebecca by himself without telling her who he really was, lest he be tossed into the scrap heap.
- I Have No Idea What I'm Doing: When Usopp asked him what the Operation Dressrosa SOP (defeating Sugar of Donquixote Family and supposedly turning every toy back to normal) will entail, he says he doesn't know. He only suspects that everything will turn upside down once it happens.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: While he truly wanted to free Dressrosa of Doflamingo's rule, he also wanted to defeat Diamante for killing Scarlet. He succeeds.
- Living Legend: So badass that a statue was placed in front of the Corrida Colosseum to honor his 3000 victories as a gladiator. Crosses into Shrouded in Myth territory during his time as a toy since the statue (and the 3000 win record) remained while everyone's memories of him were erased.
- Living Toys: He is one of many living in Dressrosa.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: He is Rebecca's biological father, Scarlett's husband, and King Riku's son-in-law, making him a member of the Riku royal family and one of the main targets of the Donquixote family, just like his daughter.
- Manly Tears:
- In a flashback, when his daughter was born.
- In the present, he downright bursts into tears of joy when Doflamingo is finally defeated.
- Still in the present, he cries Tears of Joy again when his daughter tells him she doesn't give a crap about his criminal record, and throws away her status as princess so they can live together.
- Nerves of Steel: When he was human, he cut off his own leg to have a chance at killing Doflamingo. It didn't work, but the guy's got mojo.
- Nice Guy: Scaring children away from the Corrida Colosseum is rather harsh, but justified, seeing how violent the fights can get during tournaments. He's also really kind overall, helpful, and as a toy, loves making people laugh.
- Never Live It Down: In-Universe: For the simple act of murder to avenge his friend in his youth, nobody would let him live it down while he was still human.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He saved Rebecca from kidnappers when she was a child, but because he stepped in a human's house in the process, he was branded a criminal.
- One-Man Army: If the above isn't enough to impress you, remember that in a flashback, when a then-sixteen-year-old princess Scarlett was kidnapped by pirates, he sank both of their ships single-handedly.
- Out, Damned Spot!: He was a murderer in the past and became a convict gladiator as punishment. But even after he won 100 battles, he willingly chose to keep going because he felt that he can never let go of that "damned spot". In the present, his mentality still lingers; he feels that he can be the one Dressrosan citizen who can spill out blood (when others love and value peace) because of that damned spot.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: His rather impressive Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Doflamingo after getting turned back into a human is rather impressive right up until Doflamingo nearly takes his head off with a single kick that cuts the building they're in in half.
- Parental Substitute: To Rebecca.
- Papa Wolf: He punched a playground bully and a boy for proposing to Rebecca. And of course, saving her from more violent dangers, including a pack of wild dogs and a pair of kidnappers. That was also the only reason why he didn't go after Diamante right then and there during their fight; he would have gladly done so, but Diamante kept using cowardly tactics and targeting Rebecca.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: As the result of being a Flawed Prototype, he lacks the geas that Sugar usually gives to the toys she made in the present and thus retains his free will.
- Red Baron: "Thunderous Soldier of Rage" is actually an alias. His real name has only been revealed in chapter 739: it's Kyros.
- Rescue Romance: With him being the saver: Scarlett initially hated him, but grew to love him after he saved her from pirates who had kidnapped her.
- The Reveal: He is actually the legendary gladiator Kyros, who fought 3000 battles without taking a single hit.
- Rollerblade Good: His only leg is fitted with this, to aid in his movement.
- Secret Relationship: He and Scarlett faked her death and married in secret due to the scandal that would be created of them being together.
- Sense Loss Sadness: He considers not being able to feel the warmth of the people he touches (especially that of his dying wife) to be a painful curse. When he's finally able to feel the warmth of his daughter's hand at the end of the arc, he can only cry Tears of Joy.
- Skyward Scream: In a flashback, when Scarlett died in his arms, not remembering him. The poor guy had every reason to scream.
- Sympathetic Murderer: When he was only 15 years old, he murdered a couple of thugs to avenge his friend. Years later, he deeply regretted what he had done and really wished people would forget that he was a murderer.
- These Hands Have Killed: A major concept in his character is that he is under no illusion that he's killed people, and if there's Dirty Business to be done, let him be the man to do it.
- Training the Peaceful Villagers: He realized he couldn't protect Rebecca forever given his fragile body, so he trained her so she'd be able to protect herself. Also a bit of form of Tough Love as Rebecca was kind of a brat when she was little. Ironically, he's very much a Doting Parent back when he was human.
- Unable to Cry: Due to being a toy and all. He was more than willing to when he saw Rebecca crying herself, though. So when he finally gets the chance to cry again after Doflamingo is defeated, he grasps it with both hands.
- Un-Person: Like any other victims of Sugar's toy morphing, nobody remembers his real persona anymore.
- Unstoppable Rage: Emphasis on Unstoppable, during his fight with Diamante.
- Warrior Prince: Is King Riku's son-in-law; though technically speaking, he was never a prince since Scarlett gave up her position as a princess so she could marry him.
- Was Once a Man: Just like every other toy in Dressrosa. Fortunately, he, along with all the other toys, regain their human forms.
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (JP)A beautiful dancer from Dressrosa, who Sanji met shortly after the crew arrived on the island. She has eaten the Glare-Glare Fruit (Giro Giro no Mi), a Devil Fruit that allows her to see through people, both literally and figuratively.
- Always V Sexy
- Arch-Enemy: Hates Doflamingo just as much as every member of her family. First he ransacked her home, then he destroyed her family's name, then his thugs murdered her sister, and then he forced her to work for him as an assassin in exchange for her father's life. When she sees the best chance of taking him down in years, she doesn't hesitate in betraying the Donquixote Family in order to take that chance.
- Badass Princess: She's a former princess. She actually would've eventually been a Badass Queen since her older sister forfeited the claim to their father's throne by faking her death. Unfortunately, Doflamingo killed her sister for real some time later and took the throne. Though after Doflamingo is defeated she regains her status as princess.
- Combat Stilettos: She wears them and isn't afraid to use them as weapons.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: She loses pretty badly to Doflamingo even though he was barely still standing from fighting Luffy and she was 100%. However, seeing as how he's pretty much an implacable monster, we'll let that one slide. Also, on the flip end, she delivered a Curb Stomp to Sanji earlier on (though for obvious reasons on his part).
- Didn't See That Coming: Violet was absolutely crucial to Doflamingo's scheme to defeat the Straw Hat-Law Alliance, and her defection wasn't even considered by Doflamingo's higher ups and thus has thrown a huge wrench into Doflamingo's plans... And now they can't catch her, because Violet's Devil Fruit allows her to literally see them coming from miles away, and she can read their minds to see their revised plans, allowing her to stay ahead of them.
- Dirty Mind-Reading: Accidentally, when she read Sanji's mind and found out what his mind was mostly filled with.
- Does Not Like Men: She has great cynicism towards men, mostly because she has often been lied to. She seems to make an exception for Sanji after he tells her he'd never doubt a woman's tears.
- Femme Fatale: Maintained this facade as a member of the Donquixote Pirates, though Sanji easily sees through it.
- Good All Along: Turns out that she made a deal with Doflamingo to serve him in exchange for her father's life.
- Heel–Face Turn: Because of Sanji's genuine belief in her and her tears, she turns against the Donflamingo family.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: She may be an assassin, and doesn't take kindly to men doing her wrong, but she is unwillingly working for Doflamingo, and she's actually a rather nice young woman. Sanji saw through her facade and noticed that side of her, causing her Heel–Face Turn.
- Improbable Weapon User: See Swiss Army Tears below.
- Kick Chick: She likes kicking.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her gown doesn't stop her from fighting.
- Lady of War: She's able to hold her own in battle and is quite elegant in doing so.
- Living Lie Detector: She can read other people's minds, allowing her to easily see through any lies.
- Lost in Translation: The reason why she can turn her tears into whales is due to a Japanese pun - The word "Mekujira" (literally Eye Whale) which stands for "eye's corner".
- Magical Eye: Her Devil Fruit powers basically turns her eyes into this.
- Meaningful Name: Her name can either be a nod to "ultraviolets" (which is often used to see things normally invisible to the human eye) or to Violet Gibson, the woman who tried to assassinate Benito Mussolini.
- Mr. Exposition: Female version. After her Heel–Face Turn, she becomes this throughout the rest of the Dressrosa Arc, using her powers to explain the ongoings of the country to her allies.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is introduced as a dancing girl and her first real act is to essentially seduce Sanji.
- Perception Filter: By holding her hands into a goggle shape and putting them over her eyes, she can "see intently" the different nature of the world and the people in it. Granted, it looks rather silly, but it's effective as hell.
- The Reveal: Violet's true name is Viola, and she is the daughter of King Riku Dold III, making her a member of the Riku royal family, a princess, and the aunt of Rebecca. She's also the reason why her father is still alive. Her Devil Fruit abilities interested Doflamingo, so she was able to save her father's life in return for service to the Donquixote family.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is an assassin and helping the Straw Hats defeat Donflamingo.
- Super Senses: Not literally, as she doesn't need to be near birds to do it, but her Devil Fruit also allows her to have different "viewpoints", one of which is a birds-eye view which spans 40 kilometers, or roughly 24.85 miles. This means she can observe anything on and near the island (which, to put into perspective, is almost the same range as Eneru's Observation Haki pre-timeskip).
- Swiss Army Tears: They can turn into whales and be used as projectiles.
- Target Spotter: When Usopp is going to snipe Sugar across a mountain range, Violet acts as this to him. Her eye powers are very much helpful in determining the target's exact location.
- Tears of Joy: When Sugar is knocked out and everyone returns to human, Viola regains her memories of Kyros. Cue the young woman crying tears of joy at seeing her brother-in-law again, and realizing why the Thunder Soldier had watched over Rebecca all this time.
- Telepathy: The mind-reading type. She can also make other people read her memories.
- When She Smiles: Like Robin, she actually smiles relatively often, but her genuine smiles make her look really cute.
- X-Ray Vision: One of the powers granted by her Devil Fruit. She can see through people's clothes and skin easily.
"The Undefeated Woman" Rebecca
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (JP)A prideful female warrior who has joined the Dressrosa tournament at Corrida Colosseum, with intentions of winning the Flame Flame fruit and killing Doflamingo.
- Action Girl: Known as the "Undefeated Woman" for her achievements in the Colosseum. However, she usually only uses her skills to defend herself and evade attack; see Faux Action Girl below.
- Aerith and Bob: A mild case with her and her family's names. "Rebecca" and "Scarlett" are fairly common English/American names, but her aunt is "Viola" (named after the instrument, but typically an Italian female first name when given as a name), her father "Kyros" (a Greek name), her grandfather "Dold", and the entire family's name is Riku (Finnish/Japanese).
- Badass Adorable: She's a very cute young girl, especially when she softens up near Luffy.
- Badass Pacifist: She's the first character seen with a totally Observation Haki-based fighting style, and thus fights by dodging her opponents in creative ways that result in them taking out themselves or each other. This ability makes her the perfect counter to the rampaging Cavendish, as she's just fast enough to take a non-fatal blow to her helmet while everyone else gets cut down, winning her the D-Block round.
- Badass Princess: Revealed to be this. And another reason Doflamingo wants her dead. She loses the "princess" part when she forfeits her title to live with her father at the end of the Dressrosa arc.
- Bare Your Midriff: Given what she's wearing...
- Braids of Action: Under her helmet.
- Chainmail Bikini: Almost literally: she wears nothing but a paludamentum (mantle), helmet, greaves and bracers. Her body armor consists of scaled brassiers and loincloth.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Is hinted to have Observation Haki.
- Cool Helmet: Likes to wear one in combat. It actually saved her life during the D-Block round.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Her fighting style is extremely useful in tournament matches, during which she can trick opponents into falling out of the ring, using their strength against them and her speed to her advantage. However, because her fighting style lacks any proper attacks, it is completely inadapted to regular fights.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She lived on the point of starvation with her mother, then her mother was killed and she too was hunted. Only the one-legged toy soldier was her friend as they fought to survive under Doflamingo's rule.
- Dramatic Irony: When Thunder Soldier come to her and tell her not to participate in the tournament (and calling her "not an adult despite 16 already"), she gets enraged, stating that they cannot wait any longer since everyone is losing hope, deriding the statue of Kyros as nothing but a fictional, idealized soldier that represents the hope that the convict gladiators may one day escape captivity, and then shouts that he isn't even her real father. He leaves, and she deeply regrets her words. The irony being that Thunder Soldier is actually Kyros — and her biological father. We don't learn the former until the end of the chapter, but the point still stands.
- Deadly Dodging: Her main method of combat in the colosseum is by dodging her enemies' attacks and leave them helpless from the recovery to strike back.
- Easily Forgiven: She tries to kill Luffy, but he shrugs it off because she didn't really do it out of malice, she was extremely outmatched, and she brought him lunch.
- Faux Action Girl: Rebecca has skill, to be sure, but the title of the "Undefeated Woman" results from foes that she can outmaneuver and knock out of the ring. When forced into a situation where she actually has to attack, her performance is lackluster. Justified in that because Scarlett didn't want Rebecca to fight, the Thunder Soldier taught her how to defend herself as opposed to attacking directly.
- Fragile Speedster: She's clearly not as tough as the likes of Luffy or the other competitors, but she's very fast, using that advantage to get them to take each other and themselves out without ever having to strike back. She's even fast enough to avoid being hit too hard by Hakuba's attacks, granting her victory in her block.
- Generation Xerox: Just like her mother she threw away her status as crown princess so she could live with Kyros. Riku even lampshades it.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Goes through one when she learns that Diamante killed her mother, Scarlett.
- Hidden Depths: Rebecca seems to have a mysterious past involving Spartan, Thunderous Soldier of Rage, and Doflamingo. To a lesser extent, with Kyros (a legendary combatant) and Ricky as well. It's revealed that she's a princess of the royal family, Ricky being King Riku (her grandfather), and the Soldier being her father, Kyros, in toy form. And Doflamingo is the one who toppled her grandfather and radically changed Dressrosa into what it is now.
- I'm Not Hungry: Because her mother died trying to get food for her.
- Inelegant Blubbering: When Luffy shows up to save her from killing Violet under Doflamingo's control, she is an understandably very messy crier. Also when she convinces Kyros to stay as her father despite his guilt, to the point that mucus is dripping over her mouth.
- Lady-in-Waiting: She's serving as this to her aunt, as they're preparing to attend the Reverie. Considering Rebecca herself forfeited her title as princess to live with her father.
- The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Inverted (change "defensive" to "offensive") - she usually doesn't attack much on her own (outside of Counter Attack), but she starts to charge at Diamante. This change of strategy is noted by the commentator.
- Luke, I Am Your Father:
- Unbeknownst to her, the Thunderous Soldier of Rage, the toy who raised her as his adoptive daughter, is in fact her biological father turned into a toy. It's stated that the reason Rebecca doesn't know this is because her father was turned into a toy prior to their meeting and he decided to withhold the information from her — probably because toys who attempt to reveal the truth of their identities and their previous human nature are immediately sent to the scrap heap, and possibly because she forgot about his existence entirely thanks to the effects of Sugar's devil fruit. The aspect of the reveal for the trope is downplayed because he revealed it not to Rebecca, but to the Straw Hats and the Tontatta Tribe.
- Becomes a double doozy when it's revealed — initially to others, not Rebecca herself — that the Toy Soldier is also the legendary gladiator Kyros, who once fought three thousand straight battles without suffering a single hit. She learns about it after all toys are transformed back and Rebecca regains the memories about her father.
- Ms. Fanservice: A cute girl that fights in the most revealing outfit of the series. Plus, the anime makes her more busty.
- Nerf Arm: Like Ricky's sword, hers is also blunt. You see, they're grandpa and granddaughter.
- Plucky Girl: She won't stay long in the colosseum and honor her mother's wish of not hurting anyone (Thunder Soldier's non-violent training helps too) if she doesn't have that much pluck.
- Really Royalty Reveal: Turns out she's the granddaughter of King Riku.
- Red Baron: Aside from the aforementioned "Undefeated Woman" moniker, she's also known as the "Phantom Princess".
- Ring Out: Her main method of disposing of opponents. It's noted that she has never injured any enemy directly because she always does this.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Because her grandfather was the previous king of Dressrosa and everybody hated him, the audiences in the coliseum all boo and jeer at her. Of course, that was a Frame-Up by Doflamingo, and once the truth is revealed, the people regain respect for the entire Riku family.
- Stripperiffic: Her gladiator "armor" is probably the most revealing outfit in the series. The Corrida Colliseum has a weight limit on armor to maximize injuries (and consequently, bloodshed), and Rebecca in particular focuses on speedily outmaneuvering her opponents, but still...
- Strong Family Resemblance: She pretty much grew up to be the spitting image of her late mother Scarlett. It becomes especially jarring when she regains her title as princess and wears an almost identical dress to the one her mom used to wear; you'd almost think Scarlett has come back from the grave. That resemblance even extends to personality, as both of them threw away their status as princess so they could live with Kyros; a fact Viola and Riku Dold lampshade.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A sixteen-year-old, pink-haired, scantily clad princess who learned pacifism from a mother shot ten years ago who Luffy is falsely accused of kidnapping when she asked to be taken somewhere? Back already, Shirahoshi?
- Tears of Joy: She lets these out when she remembers her dad and meets him again, then later when Doflamingo is defeated at last, and a third time when she and Kyros are reunited for good and they decide to live together.
- This Is Unforgivable!: When Diamante shot her dad's leg and then makes him get hit by the raining spiky balls, Rebecca gets really angered and says this at Diamante.
- Weak, but Skilled: An especially notable case in the series. Because she doesn't want to hurt anyone, she is very weak, but her speed, Observation Haki and skill in making people knock themselves out or lure them into falling out of the ring make up for it, and allows her to survive undefeated in a colosseum full of powerful and bloodthirsty warriors.
- Worthy Opponent: Rebecca seems to feel this way towards Luffy as she said it would be nice if they both progressed to the second round of the tournament.
- You Are Not My Father: When Thunder Soldier come to her and tell her not to participate in the tournament (and calling her "not an adult despite 16 already"), she gets enraged and shouts this at him. He just leaves and goes on to carry his plan, while she deeply regrets it. The tragic irony being that he is her father.
- And then she does an inversion at the end of the arc when she learns that he spreads a rumor that she's the daughter of a foreign prince to spare her the shame of having a murderer for a father.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.
- Younger Than They Look: Well, in the body, at least. Her face looks believably young, much like Princess Shirahoshi who's the same age (sixteen, for the curious).
King Elizabello II
Voiced by: Katsumi ChōThe king of Prodence Kingdom, and also one of the fighters who joined as a gladiator at the Corrida Colosseum to compete for the Mera Mera no Mi.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a king and a single punch of him can tear down a fortress.
- Awesome, but Impractical: The King Punch is said to be powerful enough to knock down one of the Four Emperors and tear down fortresses, but the hour-long charge time makes it impractical to rely on it in a fight; the only reason he managed to fire it in the colosseum was because he was being guarded the whole time. Also, the fact that other people in the world have been shown performing equally powerful attacks without the prep time (IE. Luffy's King Kong Gun) makes it quite a bit less impressive.
- Badass Cape: One commonly used for kings, pretty much.
- Boxing Battler: His fighting preference.
- Charged Attack: His patented King Punch needs roughly an hour of charge time. He can also use it without it being fully charged yet, but it'll get proportionately weaker as a result.
- Chekhov's Gun: At one point, when Zoro has difficulty fighting Pica, King Elizabello offers help with his King Punch, but Zoro tells him to save it for later. Later, when Pica in his gigantic stone form is walking towards King Riku, Elizabello thinks it's the right time and prepares to let it out... and Zoro still tells him to hold back a bit. The King Punch does get used later... as cleanup for Pica's leftover stone body. (He does save everyone on the plateau by doing so, though.)
- Cool Crown: He wears a hoop crown.
- Crippling Overspecialization: The King Punch is insanely powerful, but also needs to be charged and Elizabello can't really do any other fighting while charging it. He seems to rely entirely on it, so he's really only useful about once an hour.
- Glass Cannon: His King Punch can absolutely wreck havoc in the field, but he has to prepare himself for an hour and he's largely helpless in that state. One barrier punch from Bartolomeo is all that's needed to knock him down, once his guards are taken out.
- Large and in Charge: He's pretty big and he's a king.
- Mundane Utility: Elizabello II considers using his powerful punch to clean up the remains of Pica's massive stone body before they fell on those below to be this.
- Odd Friendship: He's friends with King Riku Dold III despite him being a pacifist.
- One-Hit Kill: His speciality. It's said to be sufficient to bring down an Emperor, but he can only use it once per hour and is largely helpless while he's building up the momentum to perform it. He can, however, fire it off early at the cost of reduced power.
- Red Baron: He's known as the ""The Fighting King".
- Red Boxing Gloves: They're yellow boxing gloves.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He enters the competition to win the Mera Mera no Mi.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are much tinier than his comparatively large body and arms. Makes sense, since he's a boxer.
- The Worf Barrage: Elizabello's Megaton Punch knocks out just about everyone in one shot, including Bellamy, who was being built up as a major threat. Everyone, that is, except for Bartolomeo, whose force field no sells him before he promptly takes him out with little effort.
"Evening Shower" Kanjuro
Voiced by: Takumi YamazakiKin'emon's samurai friend. Upon washing up on the shores of Dressrosa, he, Kin'emon, Momonosuke and a fourth samurai were apprehended by Doflamingo's troops. Kanjuro allowed himself to be captured to give his friends enough time to escape. He ate a Devil Fruit that allows him to bring to life anything he draws.
- Art Attacker: His Weapon of Choice is a sword-sized paintbrush, for crying out loud!
- Art Initiates Life: His Devil Fruit ability allows him to bring anything he draws to life. Unfortunately, he can't quite take full advantage of it.
- Distressed Dude: By way of Heroic Sacrifice. Saving him becomes one of the Straw Hats' objectives in Dressrosa. He eventually becomes a Dude OUT of Distress after he escapes on his own.
- Improbable Weapon User: His sword is actually a gigantic paintbrush, which he uses to draw things to life.
- Ki Manipulation: He can use Armament Haki which he used to help Zoro with slowing down the Birdcage.
- Nice Guy: He's rather friendly and polite compared to the more temperamental Kin'emon.
- Rapunzel Hair: Going all the way down to his feet.
- Required Secondary Powers: Or "Required Secondary Ability" in this case rather than a power, and the fact that he doesn't have them is Lampshaded; in order to fully utilize his powers, it would be much more convenient for him if he could actually draw well. Which he can't. By a long shot.
- Samurai: He is one, from Wano Country just like Kin'emon.
- Terrible Artist: Ironically, given his ability.
Four Emperors Saga
Voiced by: Takaya HashiA canine mink and the daytime ruler of the Mokomo Dukedom. His rule over the Mokomo Dukedom lasts from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
- An Arm and a Leg: Jack's torture leaves him missing his left leg.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He is the strongest Mink warrior on Zou, and leader of its day folk.
- Big Friendly Dog: Very large and quite the pacifist compared to Cat Viper.
- Cool Shades: He wears a pair.
- The Good King: Just like King Riku Dold III before him, Dogstorm may be a badass, but he really values peace, and his subjects love him. He's also humble and soft-spoken, though he's not above calling his enemies (and even Cat Viper) "stubborn fools who refuse to listen."
- Large and in Charge: He's a Dog Mink that's at least 3 times larger than most of the Straw Hats and one of the leaders of his people.
- One Degree of Separation: He and Cat Viper personally know Shanks, because they travelled with Roger's crew alongside Momonosuke's father Oden for a while; which means they also know Buggy, Rayleigh and Crocus. They also know Whitebeard's crew, as they had been travelling with them until Roger sought Oden out.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Cat Viper's red.
- Shock and Awe: shows some usage of Electro like other minks, channeling it to his sword.
- Stock Animal Diet: Like all canine Minks, he likes bones. He finds Brook to be delicious because of this.
- Super Strength: He blocks Jack's mammoth trunk with barely a budge.
- Volleying Insults: If not for someone significant stopping them, whenever he and Cat Viper meet each other by chance, the two will quickly exchange insults, possibly before trying to off each other.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Master Cat Viper, such that the two refuse to be awake at the same time, and their subjects following. He exploits this into a battle strategy - this "shift" system ensures that they can stay up and running for extended battles while their enemy exhausts their energy. Not long into the story, though, the two decides to call a temporary truce so that their master Momonosuke wouldn't be upset. Their subjects all rejoice because of that.
Boss Cat Viper
Voiced by: Masaru IkedaA feline mink and the nighttime ruler of the Mokomo Dukedom. His rule over the Mokomo Dukedom lasts from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
- Acrofatic: Rather rotund but he's pretty quick on his toes.
- Afraid of Needles: When Chopper's about to give him a shot, he asks Robin to give him a foxtail plant for him to rub over so he'll get distracted with the needle.
- An Arm and a Leg: Jack's torture leaves him missing his left arm. He surprisingly takes it rather easily.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Just like his former friend, Duke Dogstorm, he's one of the strongest Minks around.
- Badass Adorable: Surprisingly, he manages to be this on virtue of being a playful cat when not being a badass.
- Big Fun: Very fat and big, and a very jolly guy when he's not being serious.
- Blade on a Stick: He has a double-bladed trident as his weapon.
- Blatant Lies: Just moments after Chopper goes out of his house to meet Luffy, he follows them, claiming that he's all well now. Then he gets his wounds reopened due to his own antics.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The nighttime ruler of the Mokomo Dukedom is a man child cat who loves parties and eating lasagna. He takes his job dead serious as a ruler, being merciless towards enemies, taking arrows meant for his underlings, and swearing to keep his promise of repaying the debt he feels he owes the Straw Hat Pirates despite his mannerisms and appearance.
- Cat Folk: A feline mink.
- Doctor's Orders: He freely ignores this from Chopper because he's just that stubborn and it's preventing him from doing what he likes. This is dangerous to him because he was badly injured all over his body. He has to be treated repeatedly because of this.
- Face of a Thug: He's a strong contender for the scariest-looking thing on Zou, a gigantic feline monster with More Teeth than the Osmond Family. He's also a friendly, superhumanly loyal party animal who instantly hits it off with Luffy and company.
- The Glomp: He gives this to Luffy and Zoro when he meets them.
- Good Is Not Soft: In the face of a threat he's absolutely merciless, assaulting Jack without warning and even cursing him to death. It's surprising to see him acting almost childish and cheery around his fellow Minks and the Straw Hats.
- Handicapped Badass: Even without an arm, he's still very powerful and was capable of making Capone Bege drop everything and run once he realized that he was there to confront Bege about shooting Pekoms.
- King of Beasts: He has some lionlike features.
- Large and in Charge: Like Dogstorm he's both one of the largest and one of the most powerful Minks in Mokomo.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Most of time, he's fun-loving and playful like a kitten. When the situation calls for it, however, he becomes vicious like a tiger.
- Lightning Bruiser: Fast enough to travel from White Forest to Kurau City on foot in seconds and strong enough to flip Jack over in mammoth form and beat him to the point that he was forced to revert to human form.
- Man Child: He acts pretty much like a hyperactive, stubborn kid (or kitten) when he's not being badass.
- Mega Neko: He's a very tall and big cat-person.
- One Degree of Separation: He and Dogstorm personally know Shanks, because they travelled with Roger's crew alongside Momonosuke's father Oden for a while; which means they also know Buggy, Rayleigh and Crocus. They also know Whitebeard's crew, as they had been travelling with them until Roger sought Oden out.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Dogstorm's blue.
- Signature Laugh: "Goronyanya".
- Signature Roar: "GORONYAAAAAAAAGO!!"
- Stock Animal Behavior: He likes catnip, playing with balls, and licking his paws. Unlike most cats, however, he likes bathing.
- Super Strength: So strong that he outright flips Jack over.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He's a cat who loves to eat lasagna. Sounds familiar.
- Undying Loyalty: He is always willing to stand by those he considers his True Companions. He makes that extremely clear when it's revealed that he and the other minks were actually protecting Raizo from Jack.
- Volleying Insults: If not for someone significant stopping them, whenever the he and Dogstorm meet each other by chance, the two will quickly exchange insults, possibly before trying to off each other.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Duke Dogstorm, such that the two refuse to be awake at the same time, and their subjects following. Not long into the story, though, the two decide to call a temporary truce so that their master Momonosuke wouldn't be upset. Their subjects all rejoice because of that.
- What's Up, King Dude?: He's much less formal than Dogstorm.
- Wild Hair: His hair goes like this, fitting for a violent guardian of the forest.
Raizo of the Mist
A ninja from Wano Country, and one of Kin'emon's companions. Jack's search for him caused untold amount of devastation to the Mokomo Dukedom.
- Badass in Distress: Played with. He's no slouch himself, but when Jack came looking for him, he had to take refuge in the Mokomo Dukedom. And then the Minks chained him against his will, since he could not stomach seeing his Mink allies getting slaughtered and was ready to turn himself in to stop the carnage.
- Gonk: Drawn in a very cartoony style, with oversized head and short limbs; to his dismay, as he notes that the kunoichi don't even dare look at him. This doesn't diminish his badass credibility at all.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has an odd scar shaped like a crescent moon on his forehead.
- Ninja: The first seen in the verse.
- Self-Duplication: One of his ninja ability is to create shadow clones of himself.
Pedro "of the Treetops"
Voiced by: Shinichiro MikiA jaguar mink and captain of the Guardians, who joins the Sanji Retrieval team.
- Badass In Charge: He's a Mink, so that's a given, but he's especially badass, being the captain of the Whale Forest guardians.
- I Have the High Ground: Always makes a habit of looking for the highest ground to stand on, be it treetops, rooftops, even the crows nest of the Thousand Sunny.
- In a Single Bound: He can jump extremely high, for example from the lawn deck of the Thousand Sunny to the very top of the ship faster than the Straw Hats can realize. That's part of where he got his Red Baron from, since he's usually perched in high locations to scout the areas.
- Machete Mayhem: Wields a rather large machete as his weapon of choice.
- Mysterious Past:
- He seems to have a past connection to Pekoms, being the only one able to keep him in line. He also knows people from Cacao Island, though when Nami questioned him about it, he dodged the subject and said he'd tell her later.
- He ends up revealing in Chapter 830 that he used to sail with Pekoms on a pirate ship and they went to Totland to look for poneglyphs years ago.
- Number Two: To Cat Viper.
- Panthera Awesome: A jaguar mink.
- Peek-a-Bangs: After Jack's ruthless attack, he tends to cover the left side of his face with his hair to hide his injuries.
Voiced by: Kanae ItoA young rabbit mink and one of Dogstorm's musketeers and the rulers' aides. She decided to tag along with the Straw Hats as they went to Whole Cake Island to rescue Sanji.
- Badass Adorable: She's a cute, human-looking Mink with rabbit features and tons of energy to spare, but she's also strong enough to clash with Zoro's swords, has lightning-based abilities, and can float and jump super high.
- Berserk Button: Don't eat her carrots. Just ask Luffy, who almost got mauled for his efforts.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Nice as she is, she hates it when someone eats her carrots. Though she easily becomes OK with it if you pat her on the head.
- Cute Bruiser: She fights with claws and kicks and, in one non-combat situation, mauled Luffy with her teeth.
- Genki Girl: She's an adorable little bundle of energy, and is extremely eager to go on adventures.
- The Glomp: She does this to the Sanji retrieval group when her cover is blown. She later does it to Pudding as well.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's shown to have blond hair in the official colorization of her and is very friendly and affectionate.
- In a Single Bound: She can jump really high. And apparently float in midair to boot.
- Irony: She loves chocolate, despite the fact that for real-life rabbits, chocolate is very bad at best and lethal at worst. For that matter, the orange part of a carrot- her namesake mind you- is also fatal to rabbits in large doses.
- Jumped at the Call: She loves adventures so much that she didn't waste a second in wanting to tag along with Luffy, and snuck inside the Sunny before anyone could realize it.
- Kick Chick: Attacks Randolph of the Big Mom Pirates by channeling electro into her feet and then kicking him 
- Killer Rabbit: Not usually, but just try and eat her carrots while she's around.
- Little Stowaway: She secretly stowed into the Thousand Sunny because she wants to experience the sea. She had to bribe Bariete the city watcher with bananas to let her go.
- Nice Girl: Once you get to know her, she's an affectionate little cuddle bug.
- Petting Zoo People: Though the shape of her head is rather human-like and lacks a pronounced snout like other minks, she still has fur, paws, and rabbit ears that make her clearly of a separate race.
- Shock and Awe: Like other minks, she can channel electicity through her fur, and uses a claw-like weapon on her right hand to deliver shocks.
- Skilled, but Naďve: A skilled mink warrior and musketeer, acknowledged by Pedro as above average, Carrot is nonetheless hopelessly naive about the world outside Zou. To compare, Chopper knew going out to sea was a big deal when he left Drum, while Carrot thought it would just be a fun day trip and only packed half a day's worth of provisions for herself. When corrected on this point, the idea of spending several days at least at sea gets her excited about her first sleepover.
- Stock Animal Diet: She loves carrots, so much that she's named after it. Aside from eating regular carrots, she also eats carrot bento and drinks carrot juice.
A mysterious man stuck in the grounds in Seducing Woods in the Whole Cake Island. He reveals himself to be one of Big Mom's husbands whom she shunned away, and father of Chiffon and Lola. He also explains the workings of the island, Big Mom's powers, and how the two are related. Later gets unearthed by Charlotte Cracker, who intends to have him executed because he gave crucial intel.
- Big Damn Heroes: When Nami is about to get taken into Brulee's mirror world, he smacks Brulee away, saving Nami.
- Chekhov's Gunman: At first, he seemed to be just a completely random large man who buried himself in the Seducing Woods for no real reason and was a natural part of the forest's weird scenario, to the point Luffy and the others just plainly ignored him. Later, he becomes unable to keep his bystander status due to being pressured by Luffy and Nami and eventually becomes plot-relevant.
- Gonk: This man has a very big head and very small legs.
- Mr. Exposition: He gives a few exposition about Big Mom's Soul Soul Fruit powers.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: At first he acts nonsensical like repeatedly asking our protagonists for some juice. But then he's forced to explain things for our heroes, and he's not as stupid as he seems.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Apple juice from the river next to his hole.