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Johnny and Yosaku
Yosaku Voiced by: Yasuhiko Tokuyama (JP); Josh Martin (EN, Funi), Wayne Grayson
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
- Butt Monkey: Both.
- Cool Shades: Johnny
- Cool Sword: Nagiri blades, resembling oversized kitchen knives.
- Dub-Induced Plot Hole: The 4Kids dub cut out them parting ways with the Straw Hats so those who watched it are left to wonder what happened to them.
- Guest Star Straw Hat Pirates: 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
- 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").
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 of the Sea 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. And it is awesome.
- 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.
- 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: Really hates Crocodile.
- 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: Let us count the ways that Vivi can kick ass:
- 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. 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- She also had to keep up the charade of being a ruthless killer so she wouldn't get found out.
- Competence Zone/Teen Genius: 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
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Guest Star Straw Hat Pirate
- Heel-Face Turn: Yes, she was Good All Along, but she did start off as the de facto main villain of the Laboon Arc, and she did try to kill Laboon.
- 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.
- She actually managed to cut Crocodile's head off with those weapons, but his Logia abilities allowed him to easily survive it. Plus, his automatic sand abilities make it easy for anyone to cut through him. Still, to do able to do that with just a pinky is practically a Charles Atlas Superpower. Clearly, Vivi is a lot stronger than she looks.
- And even though she didn't exactly cut Crocodile's head off, she DID manage to make a clean cut on the chair he sat on. That's gotta take some strength there.
- Lady of War: Maintains a level of grace until her Heroic BSOD 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.
- 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.
- It's revealed in the Dressrosa arc that the Nefertari family is one of the twenty royal families whose kings founded the World Government. Meaning that, technically speaking, Vivi is a World Noble. She doesn't live in Mariejois because her ancestors refused to move there. That's probably why Vivi is so down-to-earth in the first place.
- 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.
- OOC 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 in place of her ill father.
- 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 Nefertati 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.
- 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".
- Naming convention in One Piece is not consistent. Most characters' names are in Eastern order with the family name first (despite their names not being Asian), but a few – most notably Whitebeard and Blackbeard – are in Western order.
- 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 Marie Jois. This makes Vivi a possible World Noble, if not a proxy Celestial Dragon. Whether she knows this information or not – or how, if ever, she will find out – seems to be up in the air at the moment.
- 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.
- Tsurime Eyes/Tareme Eyes: Before being revealed as Good All Along, she had Tsurime Eyes. After that, she is shown with Tareme Eyes.
- 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.
"Mr. 2" Bon Clay
"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)
Real name Bentham, 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
With the reveal that Magellan was beaten within a inch of his life
, but no info about him alone, Mr.2's fate was uncertain until Chapter 666, where it is revealed that not only is Bon Clay still alive, but now the new Queen of level 5.5 on Impel Down
- Badass: Part of chapter 548 personifies this trope. No other word can describe facing down a man of poison with such a lack of fear.
- 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.
- Inconsistent Adaptation: 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.
- Camp Straight: Considering how he briefly flirted with Vivi on the Going Merry...
- 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.
- 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.
- Large Ham: And holy goddamned how!
- Nice Guy
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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
Wyper The Berserker
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.
- Badass: He fights evenly with Luffy, Zoro, and Eneru himself, and would've actually beaten the latter if not for a Diabolux 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Manages to actually kill Eneru through the use of the deadly Reject Dial.
- 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
- Shout-Out: Wyper's giant bazooka and high-speed movements are reminiscent of a Dom, especially when he's masked.
- Smoking Is Cool
- Winged Humanoid
- "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.
A knight who was once "God" of Skypeia but was dethroned by Eneru. After which he patrols the kingdom as a knight to secure as much of its safety as he can from Eneru's megalomania. After Eneru is defeated, he reclaims his title at the behest of his people.
- 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
- Blade on a Stick
- Cool Old Guy
- Failure Knight
- 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
- 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.
One of the three Dock One foreman of Galley-La Company. He, along with the rest of Galley-La, allies himself with the Straw Hats on their invasion of Enies Lobby. He fights using ropes in a complex fashion called Rope Action.
After the Time Skip
, he was promoted to vice president of the company.
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.
"Marriage Proposal" Lola
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 who's 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.Lola was last seen 2 years later at the bar in Water 7, now owned by the Square Sisters.
- 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. Some fans think that her mother is Charlotte Linlin, a.k.a Big Mom, the last of the Four Emperors to be revealed. Although, considering Big Mom's actions...
- 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
- Gonk: She's not much better looking than her zombie, which was a warthog.
- 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.
A large yellow Thunder Bird (Raichou
) created by SIQ
produced by Dr Indigo. He makes friends with the Straw Hats and helps them fight against his creators to the bitter end.
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 octopuses do eat other octopuses.
- 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.
- 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.
- What Could Have Been: At the beginning, Oda planned to make him a Squid Fishwoman named Marly Reed.
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: Pretty much her designated role in the story.
- Also 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...
- To 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
- Spell My Name with an "S": Camie? Or is it Caimie? Or maybe even Keimei?
- Manga and Funimation subtitles both agree – "Camie".
- 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
A former bounty hunter and kidnapper based in Sabaody Archipelago, leader of the Rosy Life Riders (formerly known as Flying Fish Riders) turned ally of the Straw Hats. Initially, his relationship with the Straw Hats was very hostile, particularly Sanji, as the crew's raid on Enies Lobby made them world famous, and turned his (comparatively) "quiet" life of being a small-time mafia hood into a nightmare as he was hounded by Marines and bounty hunters, as he 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 and Bartholomew Kuma
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.
- Abusive Parents: Upon being born, his mother looking at this face, exclaimed that his ugliness was due to "the curse of the Age of Pirates".
- 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.
- Biseinen: Thanks to Sanji.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Reveal: One that was as shocking as it was hilarious.
- You Shall Not Pass: To anyone who wanted to seize the Thousand Sunny.
"The Dark King" Silvers Rayleigh
Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe (JP), Bradford Hutson (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.
"Pirate Empress" Boa Hancock
"We have crossed this barrier called 'gender!'"
Voiced by: Norio Imamura (JP, episodes 438-460), Mitsuo Iwata
(JP, episodes 461+)
The former ruler of Kamabakka Kingdom, Emporio Ivankov, or Iva for short, is a transvestite known as a "Miracle Worker" for saving the lives of several people. However, because he's also a commander of the Revolutionaries trying to overthrow the World Government and a comrade of Dragon
, he was captured and put into the world's worst prison, Impel Down. Iva is flamboyant, like Mr. 2 Bon Clay, and has a habit of panicking, then saying the opposite of what he said earlier. He is very proud of being a transvestite and of the people he ruled over in a hidden level of Impel Down, even expressing his ideals about it, and doesn't care if anyone disagrees with his views. In fact, he has made enemies of people who were furious that spreading this view had affected them personally, but doesn't seem to care about that either, and dealt with it in his own, unique
Ivankov's power comes from eating the Horm-Horm Fruit (Horu Horu no Mi
), which allows him to inject hormones into the human body. These hormones can cause sex changes, increased adrenaline, bodily growth, and other things, which in his words make him an "engineer of the human body". This is the reason that he was able to heal many people from the brink of death. However, he claims he's not a "Miracle Worker," and merely allowed people with the "Will to Live
" to go on. He can't help those who don't have the drive to help themselves. He is also a master of Newkama Kenpo
- Agent Peacock: To the core!
- A God I Am Not: Claims that despite his reputation as a miracle worker, he's not some divine being who can save everyone. All he ever did for people he's healed and countries on the brink of collapse was give them a chance to help themselves, and if they lack a strong enough will, then too bad.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: While damn weird-looking as a man, his female form is both attractive and well endowed. You know it's true.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Don't let Iva's body or weird habits fool you, this Revolutionary is as deadly as they come and is not shy from getting his hands dirty.
- Badass: Yes, really!
- Berserk Button: He hates it when people forget his face, on the completely logical grounds that it's damn hard. No matter how hard you try...
- Big Head Mode: Thanks to hormones.
- Catch Phrase: "HEEHAW!"
- Charles Atlas Superpower: The guy sent Kuma groggy with a dropkick. He was also the only one to actually wound Magellan in a confrontation during the Impel Down arc, and after meeting Sanji, he kicked his ass in less than a panel. Also, having this is pretty much a required secondary power when he can quintuple the size of his already massive head.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Even Bon Clay, the Camp Gay extremely eccentric ballerina, thinks Ivankov is nuts.
- Up to Eleven: Bon Clay was very weird and campy, Ivankov is even MORE campy and weird than him.
- Demon Head: Weaponized.
- Determinator: Is one himself, by virtue of coming back after getting poisoned by Magellan, and can bring out this quality in others; specifically, his "Healing Hormones" allow a terminally ill patient to survive by drawing on their willpower, even if it is a rather slim chance.
- Eye Beams: Technically his "DEATH WINK", although it's not a 'beam', but a blast of air pressure.
- Shockwave Clap: Basically how Death Wink works, only replace hands with thick eyelashes.
- Beam Spam: Can't think of another way to describe his ultimate attack, Galaxy Wink.
- Fingerpoke Of Doom: As previously mentioned, his main form of offense is the "DEATH WINK!"
- Funny Afro: Which is so epic he carries people around by hiding them in it.
- Gag Lips: One of his attacks (anime only) involves propelling himself towards his opponent lips-first in order to slam them.
- Gender Bender: His Devil Fruit ability allows him to change the gender of the manliest of men to the shapeliest of women and vice-versa, including himself.
- Gonk: The male form.
- Gratuitous English: He calls the Newkama his "Candy Boys" and uses English for his attack "Death Wink".
- Ink-Suit Actor: While the resemblance to Tim Curry is uncanny, he is actually based on Norio Imamura, a guy in Mayumi Tanaka's dance troupe. Ivankov's name comes from the occassion when Oda first met Imamura, he thought his face looked like a boulder, and thought his name was Iwamura. ("Iwa" means "boulder"). When Imamura found out the character was based on him, he immediately auditioned for the voice role of Ivankov and got it.
- Not for long. Within a couple months of landing his role, Iwamura got arrested for breaking Japan's strict obscenity laws (he posted a non-explicit photo on his personal blog showing off some body art) and had to be replaced.
- La Résistance: A commander of the main Revolutionary army opposing the World Government and got jailed for it.
- Large and In Charge: Formerly the ruler of Kamabakka Kingdom and ruler of "New Kama Paradise". He's at least twice as tall as an average person and has a giant head, which he can enlarge even further for maximum intimidation.
- Made Of Diamond: He flew lips-first into Akainu's magma fist and yet survived.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Dr. Frank N Furter.
- Number Two: Even though there's more than one commander in the Revolutionaries, it's implied he was specifically this to Dragon.
- Refuge in Audacity: His entire existence.
- Stocking Filler: Fishnet stockings are valued by male, female, and other Newkama alike. Ivankov is no exception.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: You saw that picture up there, right? Damn, that's... it's not ugly, but kind of disturbing to some people. Now, this is what he looks like as a woman.◊
- Transvestite: And damn proud of it.
- Uncanny Valley Makeup: Applied so thick as to provide a significant deterrent to stone melting acid.
- Verbal Tic: He usually says "able" at the end of his sentences.
- Warts and All: Bon Clay had a tough time believing Ivankov was the miraculous person he thought he was after seeing the guy's eccentricity (and this is compared with Bon Clay, so that's really saying something), only changing his mind when Ivankov deflected a cannonball with a wink and turned the guy who fired it into a woman. A lesser version of this happens a little later, when Ivankov dismisses Bon Clay's claims that he is a miracle worker and a god among Okama, saying that in the stories Bon Clay mentioned, he didn't miraculously heal people, he only brought out their inner will to live.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A color-spread and the anime show his hair is indigo.
Inazuma is a Revolutionary commander and Ivankov's right-hand man. He ate the Snip-Snip Fruit (Choki Choki no Mi
), which allows him to turn his hands into large scissors that can cut solid objects like paper. Thanks to Ivankov's Devil Fruit Powers, he sometimes appears as a woman.
"First Son of the Sea" Jimbei
"It's not my body that hurts! Ace... what hurts is my heart... that can't enforce justice!"
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)
- Animal Motifs: The shark, being a whale shark fishman.
- Badass: He can make shockwaves in the air with a punch, thrust the sea into the air with his bare hands like it was silk, fight Portgas D. Ace for five days to a standstill, knock out a fellow Warlord with one punch, and talk to whale sharks (something that's rare of his species). He's basically One Piece's answer to Aquaman.
- Badass Baritone: Initially with Daisuke Gōri, 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.
- 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.
- Everything's Worse With Sharks: 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.
- 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.
- I Know Karate: Fishman Karate to be exact.
- 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.
- 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...
- The Atoner: For allowing Arlong to rampage in the East Blue. Nami even notes how much it was eating him up inside.
- Nice Guy
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: 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.
- Really, this is what Jimbei is all about. 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.
- 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".
- Viz and Funimation use "Jimbei", which is the spelling used on this site.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Worf Effect: During said You Shall Not Pass moment below, Mihawk deals with Jimbei in a single blow.
- On the bright side though, he managed to send him flying for a bit.
- 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".
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.
- Beard of Evil: Three of them, actually.
- BFS: And he's already a giant of a man.
- Captain Colorbeard
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- The Other Darrin: He was initially voiced by Yasuhiko Tokuyama, who was replaced by Kazunari Tanaka in later episodes.
- 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.
A strange warrior in beetle-style armor that lives at Boin Archapelago. He befriended Usopp when he was sent there by Kuma and taught him about Pop Greens.
An elderly meteorolgical scientist living on the sky island of Weatheria. He takes in Nami after she is sent there by Kuma and, along with his collegues, teaches her Meteorology and modifies her Clima-Tact for her.
Click here to see him after his reintroduction.
Luffy and Ace's childhood friend. He liked fighting with a staff and was the first of them to set out on their dream of becoming great pirates. He was believed to have been killed by the World Nobles, but the manga reveals that he survived and Took a Level in Badass, leading him to ultimately being taken in by the Revolutionaries and rising to rank of Dragon's second in commmand.
- Animal Motifs: Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons. He has many dragon-themed attacks, he likens his hands to dragon claws, and after he eats Mera Mera no Mi, he can also control fire. He also has a "dragon" as his superior. Ironically, he hates Celestial Dragons in particular (and obnoxious nobles in general).
- Badass: Even as a kid it's implied that he kicked asses of many grown men. Even more after Time Skip: One instance shows him having the ability to contend & stalemate◊ against Jesus Burgess (who considers himself the "strongest" fighter under Blackbeard) of all in the Corrida Colosseum tournament after taking over Luffy's disguise. He also uses a steel pipe to break a sword and his bare hands to break bazookas, and showcases an extremely proficient use of haki (Busoshoku, at least) in combat. And for good measure, he worfed a Giant Vice-Admiral like it was nothing and is currently holding his own against Admiral Fujitora. Great home-coming indeed.
- Badass Longcoat: He's got such a snappy one for a small kid. As an adult it gets even more badass.
- Big Brother Instinct: His concern for Luffy as a big brother was more apparent than Ace's prior to his death. After that, Ace more or less took over the role, and became even more protective of Luffy than Sabo ever was. Later on, years after his supposed "death", Sabo proclaims that no matter where he would be in the world, if Luffy were to ever ask for his help, Sabo would do everything in his power to aid him. Sabo has not just taken up Ace's mantle as the user of the Mera Mera no Mi, but also the mantle of the protector of their mutual younger brother — to the point that he's arguably become even more protective than ever before, which says a lot.
- Case and Point: Koala manages to infiltrate the castle after Luffy has defeated Bellamy for the second time and is about to reenter the fight with Doflamingo. She contacts Sabo for help, knowing that she isn't strong enough to interfere with the upcoming battle. Sabo, all the way back at the Colosseum, initially dismisses her request as he believes she's strong enough to finish the job — only to state that he'll be right there the very moment after Koala mentions that Luffy might be in danger.
- Blood Brothers: With Luffy and Ace. None of them were related of course, but they were very close and even made a ceremony of drinking sake and became brothers. Sabo admits in his farewell letter that their bond as brothers is his greatest treasure, and what we are briefly shown of his reaction to Ace's death cannot express the sheer pain it caused him as he cries out in grief.
- Break the Cutie: His realisation that the nobles don't care about what they're about to do really got to him. It comes to a climax when he declares he's ashamed to be a noble at all, which really disturbs Dragon.
- Cute Bruiser: Seems to be pretty good at fighting. Grew up to be really good at fighting.
- Defector from Decadence: His parents were the typical noble bastards, but he knew that the nobility were selfish, arrogant and pompous. Not to mention they are more than capable of crossing the Moral Event Horizon. So he ran away to the Gray Terminal and lived with Ace, and later Luffy. It's the last straw for him when the nobles planned to burn Gray Terminal and its residents to the ground because a World Noble is visiting their kingdom, and after he survived the ordeal, he departed to become a pirate the next day. And then he was blasted down by the World Noble's ship. Fortunately he survived and was rescued by Revolutionaries, but nobody else knows that.
- Declaration of Protection: In his farewell letter, he asks Ace to protect Luffy. Ace does, eventually to the cost of his own life. Years later, Sabo tells Fujitora that no matter where he was in the world, if Luffy were to ask for his aid, he'd be at his side in an instant. It then flashes to panel showing his reaction to Ace's death and the look of pain on his face as he remembers his loss. He lost Ace, and he'll never know whether or not his brother could have been saved if he had been there. He won't take that risk again and lose Luffy as well.
- Didn't See That Coming: To the audience, Doflamingo, and even the heroes, his reappearance was very unexpected. Makes you wonder what else the Revolutionaries are capable of.
- The Dragon: To... Dragon.
- Empowered Badass Normal: He was strong enough to block an attack from Burgess and break the Corrida Colosseum arena before he ate the Flame-Flame Fruit.
- Expy: He seems to resemble the Artful Dodger in character and appearance.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Him, Ace, and Luffy are all very close, and he and Ace grew close to Luffy after they saved his life.
- Goggles Do Nothing: It is put on the band of his Nice Hat and is likely to have never been used.
- Ground Punch: His Dragon Claw Palm: Dragon's Breath technique can shatter entire stone platforms, as seen in Corrida Colosseum.
- He's All Grown Up: He looks very handsome as a young man. He is a Coby-like example in that puberty apparently gave him a new nose. As a child, he had a rather unflattering snub nose, but now he has the same kind of nose as Luffy, Ace, and most female characters. He also doesn't have a missing tooth anymore, though of course that could just have been a lost milk tooth.
- The Hunter: Due to his Break the Cutie history with World Nobles, plus almost being killed by one, he has a serious grudge against the Marines and the Government, intentionally seeking them out and destroying them/taking away their power.
- Irony: As a child, he almost died from an explosion caused by a World Noble shooting his ship. As an adult, he ends up eating the Flame-Flame Fruit, becoming immune to fire.
- Ki Attacks: Can use at least Busoshoku Haki as an adult.
- Never Found the Body: Only his hat is seen among the wreckage after his ship was blasted. Which thus lends some credibility to how he ends up alive in Dressrosa, and as a member of the Revolutionaries.
- Nice Hat
- Number Two: Apparently he is this to Dragon, the leader of the Revolutionaries.
- Only Sane Man: He certainly feels this way after discovering that all of the nobles are fine with the burning of Gray Terminal. He was also this with Luffy and Ace, as he was the most rational of the three (considering his upbringing).
- Person of Mass Destruction: If he wasn't one before by destroying the entire ring in the Corrida Colosseum, he's certainly one after having eaten Ace's fruit.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Of course, being a young 10 years old boy. And he is still this in the current timeline: As a 22-year-old, he is only around Luffy's height, which is very short for a grown-up man in the One Piece world. And yet, he seems pretty damn strong and can keep up with one of the strongest pirates in the world, and is holding off a Marine Admiral.
- Pipe Pain: Is fond of using pipes. In a special shot on the front of a chapter of his adult self with Luffy and Ace, he also wields one.
- In Corrida Colosseum, while disguising as Luffy, he also wields the pipe.
- After ditching the disguise, he still carries the pipe. At this point it's probably safe to consider it his main weapon.
- Posthumous Character: Subverted, as he's not actually dead.
- Playing with Fire: In the midst of the chaos he created after destroying the Corrida Colosseum arena, he eats the Flame Flame Fruit, gaining its powers. He wastes no time in using Ace's Signature Move as an homage to his late brother.
- The Reveal: Chapter 731 all but outright reveals that he is alive and a member of the Revolutionary Army. And Chapter 744 makes it official.
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Spanner in the Works: His appearance in the Dressrosa arc allows him and Luffy to switch places at the tournament, so Luffy can go save Law without worrying about the Flame-Flame Fruit falling into the wrong hands. He especially counts considering that he was perhaps the only person Luffy would ever allow to gain the power of the Flame-Flame Fruit outside of his own crew — and Sabo probably wouldn't have been in the country had it not been for the tournament in the first place.
- Taking Up The Mantle: He enters the Colosseum tournament to win and eat the Flame-Flame Fruit partially in homage to Ace. He succeeds and gains Ace's abilities, thus becoming his direct successor.
- Walking Spoiler: Especially once you know he's actually alive.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: He tried to escape the decadent noble life and become a pirate, only to be shot down by a World Noble ship. But subverted - He actually survives the explosion and ends up with Dragon's Revolutionaries.
- You Shall Not Pass: Proves his badass credentials when he singlehandedly prevents the marines on Dressrosa from catching up to Luffy and the other pirates going after Doflamingo. Among said marines include two vice-admirals (one of whom he's already curbstomped) and Admiral Fujitora.
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.
- 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.
"It was the promise I made with mother on her deathbed!! That no matter who the criminal was, not to hate them!"
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Generation Xerox: Her personality is quite similar to her mother's.
- Gentle Giant
- Giant Equals Invincible: Complete aversion. Despite being the largest member of the royal family alongside her father, she has no fighting skill whatsoever.
- She promised to Luffy to stop being a crybaby, and considering her power to command Sea Kings, she will improve a lot.
- Girl in the Tower
- 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
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- 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.
- Japanese Honorifics: Uses "-sama" on most people. Amusingly enough, she calls Nami "Namichin-sama", based on hearing her name from Camie, who points out that it's just a nickname.
- Nice Girl: Every home should have one. Unfortunately, too big to take home with you.
- 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.
- Princess Classic
- Rapunzel Hair
- Rose-Haired Sweetie
- 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 very polite to everyone, even her stalker.
- Statuesque Stunner
- 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 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.
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."
- 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.
- Badass: 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Hot-Blooded Sideburns
- Implausible Fencing Powers: He can burn things with his Foxfire Style (Kitsunebiryu).
- Also, he can CUT EXPLOSIONS!
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Katanas Are Just Better: He uses two of 'em.
- 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
- 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 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: See the Badass entry above.
- Playing with Fire: His fighting style allows him to cut with, and even through, fire.
- 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.
- 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.
Kin'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.
- 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.
- Covert Pervert: 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.
- Determinator: He spent ten days without eating anything at all, aside from the above Devil Fruit.
- 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. As such Doflamgino is very interested in retrieving him.
- Kid Samurai
- 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.
- 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.
She is a sweet, young girl who is a 20 foot tall giant because of Caesar's experiments. When she learns the horrifying truth about the experiments, she helps the Straw Hats by taking the medicine candies away from her drug-induced crazed friends.
- Blood from the Mouth: After eating the drug-filled candies to prevent her friends from eating them. The poor girl ended up writhing on the ground in agony, spitting blood from her mouth.
- Cute Giant: She is absolutely adorable, and Caesar's experiments made her huge.
- Gentle Giant: She is one of the nicest of the giant children.
- Ill Girl: Caesar told her that she needed to stay because she and the other children were ill. It was a lie, and he is poisoning her and the others with the candy. She becomes even more ill after eating all of the remaining "candies" to prevent her friends from eating the damn things.
- Taking the Bullet: She willingly ate all of the remaining "candies," well over twenty if there was enough for each child to have one, to prevent her friends from eating them and becoming even more sick. This finally causes the remaining children to snap out of their Unstoppable Rage.
- Unstoppable Rage: Because of the effects of the candy Caesar Clown fed her and the other children. It's later subverted when she snapped out of it, unlike her friends. This is because she has somehow developed some kind of resistance to the NHC 10 drug, and possibly Chopper's sedative was keeping said drug in check.
"Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law
Thunder Soldier (Kyros)
"No tears will fall from these tin eyes."
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.
- 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 McCoolname: His toy name, though his real name isn't too shabby either.
- Badass: Don't let his tinfold exterior fool you... he's quite aggressive whenever he fights.
- He's also 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. From how harsh we get to see of the colosseum battles, this is a very impressive streak.
- See also An Arm and a Leg above.
- What'd he do moments after getting turned back into a human? He actually did cut off Doflamingo's head...though it turned out to actually be a stand-in puppet that Doflamingo was remotely controlling. And both then and in his later fights, Kyros demonstrates that he can somehow move around just as effectively by hopping on one leg as other people do by walking and running.
- And then during his fight with Diamante, he manages to deflect a lot of the raining spiky balls with just his sword, and when Diamante shoots him, causing him to lose balance and gets rained by the remaining balls, he still stands up, content on getting to Diamante. And when the two clashes sword-to-sword, he manages to smash through Diamante's powerful attack, breaking Diamante's sword in the process, and get a good hit. Legendary colosseum hero, he still is.
- Badass Normal: Didn't seem to have any DF power so far... 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.
- 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.
: 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/Super 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. Which category he falls under depends solely on which side it's viewed from.
- 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.
- 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.
- Living Toys: He is one of many living in Dressrosa.
- Manly Tears of Joy: In a flashback, when his daughter was born.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- And for another one after that: 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 Scarlet faked her death and married in secret due to the scandal that would be created of them being together.
- 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.
- 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.
- Was Once a Man: Just like every other toy in Dressrosa.
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
- 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.
- Boobs of Steel
- Combat Stilettos: She wears them and isn't afraid to use them as weapons.
- 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.
- Heel-Face Turn: Because of Sanji's genuine belief in her and her tears, she turns against the Donflamingo family.
- Good All Along: Turns out that she made a deal with Doflamingo to serve him in exchange for her father's life.
- 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.
- Japanese Honorifics: Refers to Kyros with the highly respectful, "Nii-sama" ("elder brother").
- Kick Chick: She likes kicking.
- 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.
- Telepathy: The mind-reading type. She can also make other people read her memories.
- Super Senses/Animal Eye Spy: 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.
- X-Ray Vision: One of the powers granted by her Devil Fruit. She can see through people's clothes and skin easily.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- When She Smiles: Like Robin, she actually smiles relatively often, but her genuine smiles make her look really cute.
Bartolomeo "the Cannibal"
A Super Rookie that became a contender of the Corrida Coliseum. He won the Block B battle and basically acts like a Heel
. He ate the Barrier-Barrier Fruit (Bari Bari no Mi
) which allows him to generate barriers at will.
His epithet, "the Cannibal," deserves some slight explanation. He doesn't (as far as we know) have a penchant for eating human flesh; instead it's a Japanese saying that references the fact that spending time with Bartolomeo, who is incredibly abrasive and annoying, is roughly akin to him slowly eating you alive.
- Achilles' Heel: His barriers are completely impenetrable, but he has an upper limit to how many he can create at once. When he used his barriers to create a flight of stairs for Luffy, he reached the limit and couldn't create any barriers to defend himself without compromising the stairs.
- Animal Motifs: Frequently compared to a rooster because of his hair.
- His fangs and facial shape also bring to mind the image of a boar.
- Anime Hair: Luffy's nickname of "Rooster Head" is well-deserved.
- Ax-Crazy: He cuts off the tongue of a guy who just talks shit about Luffy.
- He also apparently was behind a "pirate skewering" incident and was known for gunning down innocent civilians.
- Barrier Warrior: His Devil Fruit gives him the power to create barriers. Nothing has ever been shown to breach them, including Elizabello's Megaton Punch, and he can launch them as projectiles. He can also use the barriers to form simple constructs, like a flight of stairs or a giant racket.or form a small circular barrier around his fist to amplify his punch.
- Berserk Button: Don't you dare talk shit about Luffy in front of him. Just ask the man who got his tongue cut for doing so (although he may have to write down his reply).
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Bellamy from Dellinger.
- Bilingual Bonus: Bartolomeo's title "The Cannibal" ("Hitokui" in Japan) can also idiomatically mean "an annoying person".
- Cheap Heat: During the tournament, he tosses a (fake) bomb into the crowd just to scare/infuriate them. Can't get much cheaper than that.
- Containment Field: When Gladius turns into his bloated form, Bartolomeo encases himself and Gladius in a spherical barrier to protect Robin and Cavendish from Gladius' explosion, and then he tries to stab Gladius in the throat. The latter then explodes, but doesn't die.
- Elemental Punch: A variant: His Bari-Bari no Pistol move has him encasing his fist in a barrier to enhance his punch.
- Enemy Rising Behind: Hero variant. Gladius thought he took him out when Bartolomeo tried to stab his bloated form and was aiming for his neck (instead hitting his shoulder). Gladius becomes distracted in trying to kill Robin and failing that he doesn't see Bartolomeo leaping at him from behind. By the time he does, Bartolomeo hits him with a barrier covered punch and knocks him out.
- Excuse Me While I Multitask: If he isn't the first fictional character to win a fight mid-piss, it's probably best we don't know who was.
- Fire-Forged Friends: A variant: As they've fought together in the Colosseum, he considers Bellamy his friend (even if the latter denied it at first). Probably as a tribute to Luffy who often did the same thing.
- Fanboy: Of the Straw Hats, Luffy especially.
- Ascended Fanboy: After hearing Luffy's exploits in Marineford, Bartolomeo becomes a pirate himself and managed to amass a high bounty, a reputation as a Super Rookie, and go to the New World in the span of a year, not unlike Luffy himself. And then he gets to fight alongside his idols.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: Despite the above, he still tends to become completely awestruck whenever Luffy is mentioned. And even moreso when he actually meets Luffy and Zoro.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: His Barrier Bull technique has him creating a bulldozer-shaped barrier which he uses to push debris and mooks forward.
- GIFT: Replace "internet" with "barrier" and you get the idea. Complete immunity to any form of reprisal makes him not give a damn what anyone thinks of him, and he seems to have pretty much zero impulse control.
- Heel: In-universe example. The crowd hates him and he loves it, going out of his way to make the crowd hate him even more.
- Hero-Worshipper: Of Luffy.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He took a hit from Gladius' Arm Cannon to protect Luffy, since his barrier power was already strained by creating a flight of stairs for Luffy to use. It didn't kill him, though, and Robin stepped in for backup.
- He does this again to protect Robin from Gladius' attack by encasing Gladius and himself in a Containment Field and risking getting hit by Gladius' explosion while he tries to stab him in the throat.
- Homage: In universe: His Bari-Bari no Pistol move is intentionally one to Luffy's signature Gomu-Gomu no Pistol.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Bartolomeo is reduced into this whenever he got a closer look to Luffy or one of his crewmates.
- Jerk Ass: And he wouldn't have it any other way.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The Straw Hats, as well as his own crew, are the only people he cared about and he'll act less of an ass around them. He also considers Bellamy a worthy friend after their battle.
- Some of his actions seem heinous but there are more pleasant interpretations possible. Did he brutalize a marine insider for kicks, or because said insider roughed up one of his crew? Did he tank Elizabelio's Megaton Punch to Troll him, or to shield the tournament audience behind him? He could've just put a barrier around himself, but chose to shield the entire audience. The audience that despises him and wants to see him die.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket
- Noble Demon: As much of a dick he is, he has a strong sense of personal honor which led him to protect Bellamy from being killed by Diamante for no real reason other than that they fought in the ring together, and helps Rebecca alongside the Revolutionaries when the Colosseum was wrecked by Sabo.
- Offstage Villainy: Before he encountered Luffy he was a mob boss who had 150 towns under his control and apparently got regular deliveries of defeated enemies' fingers from his subordinates.
- Personality Powers: The rare type of Barrier Warrior who lets his 'invincibility' go to his head and delights in annoying those unable to hurt him.
- The Quincy Punk
- Refuge in Audacity: He throws fake bombs at the Colosseum audience, pees in the pool of Fighting Fish and constantly goads the other participants.
- Sempai/Kohai: He uses sempai when referring to Luffy and Zoro. And eventually Sabo, when Bartolomeo discovers his relationship to Luffy.
- Shrinking Violet: Around Luffy. When he's nearby Bartolomeo often gets teary-eyed and catatonic, and can only bring himself to talk when he's not looking directly at him.
- Sir Swearsalot: Uses some very colorful obscenities.
- Token Evil Team Mate: Very possibly the flat-out nastiest person on this page, he nevertheless has a strong personal code of honour and is a selfless ally to the Straw Hats and Bellamy.
- Troll: Much like his real-life counterparts, Bartolomeo gets away with a lot of his antagonistic behavior with the protection of the impenetrable barrier that he erects between himself and his targets. Also, just look at that hair.
- As a demonstration, he constantly trolled Dellinger while he puts up a barrier to protect himself and Bellamy, and Dellinger gets angry over him until Diamante called him off.
- Ironically, when Diamante starts badmouthing Rebecca about him being her mother's killer, Bartolomeo actually called him out on it.
- When Gladius is going to make the ground explode, Cavendish desperately asks Barto to let him into his barrier but he doesn't comply. When the ground does explode, we then see Cavendish behind Barto's barrier with the latter saying "if you really want to come into my barrier, you should've asked clearly..." cue Cavendish's angry pout.
- With Friends Like These... / Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to be developing a rapport with Cavendish not unlike the one with Zoro and Sanji. While they do fight well as a team, as shown in their fight against Gladius when Bartolomeo lets Cavendish in and out his barrier so he can attack Gladius and get to safety from his attacks, they constantly argue with each other over their respective attitude.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
The top warrior of the Tontatta, a tribe of Dwarves that lives on Green Bit. He leads the Dwarves against Doflamingo in order to liberate Dressrosa and 500 other Dwarves, including their princess Mansherry, that were captured and enslaved to work in Doflamingo's SMILE factory. He ate the Stitch-Stich Fruit (Nui Nui no Mi
) which allows him to sew things together without causing any harm to the things in question.
- Badass Adorable: Just like any Tontatta warriors, he's a cute palm-sized person who nevertheless has Super Strength and Super Speed.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Mansherry. She's a tsundere, he's insensitive and brash.
- Bridal Carry: Does this to Mansherry.
- BFG: Played with. He has been seen carrying a normal-sized pistol with him, but because of his miniature size, it ends up being larger than him.
- Goggles Do Nothing: On his hat.
- Improbable Weapon User: Also played with. He uses needles as his main weapons, but because of his size and Devil Fruit ability, they end up being pretty efficient.
- Lady and Knight: With Princess Mansherry.
- Nice Hat: A crown-shaped one.
- Oblivious to Love: Everyone but Leo knows the reason Mansherry's so mean to him.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: As small as other dwarves, and as strong as them as well.
- Rescue Romance: Again, with Princess Mansherry. He ends up ruining the moment though by asking her if she's been gaining weight.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Averted. Leo ate the Stitch-Stitch Fruit (Nui Nui no Mi) which allows him to sew things together without causing any harm to the things in question, and he's anything but feminine.
- True Companions: Leo (mistakenly) thinks that the Dwarf princess Mansherry is bitter, selfish, cruel, spoiled and ill-tempered, but he still makes a point of saving her (along with the others who are captured by Doflamingo's forces) because she is his "nakama".
- Unreliable Expositor: The first thing we knew about Princess Mansherry comes from Leo describing her as ill-tempered, selfish and mean. Come several chapters later, we see that she's a Nice Girl who simply has a huge crush on him, but because he's too thick to notice it, she becomes so frustrated and grumpy that he thinks that's how she always acts.