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"Iron Mace" Alvida
"Who's the most beautiful woman in the world?"
Voiced by: Yoko Matsuoka (JP), Kayzie Rogers (EN, 4Kids, pre-Devil Fruit), Kathleen Delaney (EN, 4Kids, post-Devil Fruit), Laurie Steele (EN, Funi)
The lady pirate Alvida was the first enemy that Luffy faced in his travels. A grotesquely obese woman, she thought of herself as the most beautiful woman on the seas (Oda stated that the one thing missing on her ship was a mirror), and would beat those who annoyed her with an iron mace. Luffy incurred her wrath by calling her an old hag, but it only took him one punch to lay her flat.
Sometime after her encounter with Luffy, she obtained and ate the Slip-Slip Fruit (Sube Sube no Mi
), which transformed her from her short, fat, unsightly self into a tall, slim, and sultry woman. When people say that she's the most beautiful woman on the seas, now they really mean it.Currently she is co-captain of the Buggy Pirates.
She has a bounty of 5,000,000 Berries
- Badass Long Coat: Manages to pull this off against all odds at the start of the Impel Down arc.
- Bad Boss: She is some kind of perfectionist who wants everything around her to be clean and beautiful and she punishes severely henchmen who slack off. Interesting enough, she mellows a lot after she becomes a beauty herself.
- Bare Your Midriff: Post-Devil Fruit.
- Carry a Big Stick: She uses a large iron mace as her weapon, and can still swing it effortlessly after gaining her new body.
- Even the Girls Want Her: When she first revealed her new self in Loguetown, more than a few women were smitten along with the men.
- Fat Bastard: At first, but eventually loses the former part.
- Gonk: Before she ate her Devil Fruit, she was short, fat, and ugly. Luffy understandably couldn't recognize her after her transformation.
- Hello, Nurse!: Post-Devil Fruit, of course.
- Lightning Bruiser: Post-Devil Fruit.
- Ms. Fanservice: Post-Devil Fruit.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Initially had pretty decent Stout Strength, enough to cave a guy's face in her ship with her large mace. Upon getting her new lean body, she can swing her mace just as effortlessly.
- Nice Hat: She wears a plume-adorned cowboy hat both pre- and post-transformation.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Of a different sort than a Logia. Her Devil Fruit made her skin "slippery smooth", effectively giving most of her body zero friction and resulting in attacks and projectiles simply sliding off harmlessly.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Let's be clear: She made it to the first half of the Grand Line. Yeah, Buggy got captured by the Marines then, but the point is she didn't. And that was before the Time Skip.
- Only Sane Woman: The carnival nature of the Buggy Pirates annoys her quite a bit.
- Proud Beauty: Once she became slim, she knew she really was a thing of beauty and used it to draw a lot of attention.
- Shout-Out: She is based off of Awilda, a legendary female pirate who pretended to be a man in order to become a sailor and who became the leader of a pirate crew and later became queen of Denmark. It is unlikely Awilda existed.
- Stalker with a Crush: She joined Buggy in order to find Luffy in order to "make him her man". Since he was the first person to ever hit her, this may have some sadomasochistic undertones...
- Starter Villain: Her initial appearance is in the very first episode of the anime, and the second chapter of the manga, immediately following the story of Luffy meeting Shanks.
- Took a Level in Badass: She went from being a one-shot Starter Villain to a fairly competent threat who, lest we forget, now has Devil Fruit abilities that make her far more durable than she appears and gives her a good degree of immunity against hand-to-hand users.
- Villain Team-Up: Saves Buggy and tags along with him after that.
- Would Hit a Girl: Luffy’s first victim of this. But not the last.
Captain "Axe-Hand" Morgan
"You are duty bound to obey me!"
Voiced by: Banjō Ginga
(JP), J. David Brimmer (EN, 4Kids), Brett Weaver (EN, Funi)
"Axe-Hand Morgan" is the first high-ranking Marine officer to be shown in the series. Originally a loyal member of the Marines without a fear of death, once Morgan gained the rank of Captain, he became corrupt and started to act like an asshole for the sake of it. He hated disobedience from his own men, and would often punish them with death, assuming that his rank meant that any order he gave must not be questioned
.He was last seen adrift at sea after escaping from Marine custody.
- Ax-Crazy: Not nearly as insane as the future villains, but is still mentally unstable
- An Axe to Grind: His own hand.
- Arc Villain: One of the first ones.
- Authority Equals Asskicking
- Bad Boss: Accidentally chip his giant statue of himself while lifting it up? You must be punished for insulting his authority.
- Determinator: Complete Jerk Ass he may be, but you gotta admit, standing up to the guy who just singlehandedly butchered an entire shipful of your fellow soldiers, broke your jaw, and currently has you at his mercy, takes some serious balls.
- Not to mention that in his later cover story, he openly attacked Garp. Sure, he only got away with it because Garp randomly fell asleep, but as famous as Garp is, he had to have known something about what the guy was capable of, and he went through with it anyway. Pretty hardcore.
- Dirty Cop: Unlike later Knight Templar Marines who at least believe they're doing the right thing, Morgan's flat-out corrupt, harassing the citizens that live near his base and using government money to build statues of himself.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: His name is derived from a brand of rum. Surprisingly, while Ace and Smoker's names were changed, the 4Kids dub left Morgan's name alone.
- While this is the case, it is doubtful that it was intentional on 4Kids' part. See Meaningful Name below.
- Glass Cannon: Don't let the appearance fool you. He's strong enough to slice a fence with his axe, so he's stronger than the typical One Piece Mook. But, it only took like, two of Luffy's punches to knock him out, and Zoro finished him off with absolutely no effort. And this was at the start of the series, long before the Straw Hats started getting REALLY tough...
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: A cigar. He's actually the first character in the series to be shown smoking, but boy oh boy he sure ain't the last.
- Kick the Dog: Virtually everything he does.
- Meaningful Name: Named after famed pirate Henry Morgan.
- Mighty Glacier: Strong enough to split the earth with his axe. Quickly schooled when he can't actually land a hit.
- Red Right Hand: "Axe Right Hand" is more like it.
- Shout-Out: Oda admits he is based on a real life pirate Henry Morgan a Royal Navy admiral turned privateer pirate.
- Smug Snake: He is quite arrogant about being a captain, even though he only got the rank by capturing Captain Kuro, who in fact allowed him to capture a decoy after killing the rest of the crew.
- Social Darwinist: Believes he got to his position through hard work (although a flashback in the Kuro arc reveals that it's not the case) and demands the respect reflecting that. Also, he believes his orders should go unquestioned because he's higher up the pecking order.
- Actually, according to one of the databooks, the Kuro incident only got Morgan promoted to Lieutenant Commander, and he genuinely achieved the rank of Captain on his own merit.
- Would Hurt a Child: Ordered the death of a small child for bringing food to Zoro.
"Genius Jester" Buggy
"All of the world's treasure belongs to me!"
Buggy the Clown was initially the first real pirate that Luffy encountered early on in his travels. Buggy is a rather gaudy individual who used to be on the legendary Roger Pirates crew, along with Luffy's idol Shanks, who Buggy eventually bore a grudge against for unwittingly foiling a scheme to find a legendary treasure. After Gold Roger's death, the two went their separate ways, and while Shanks went on to become one of the Four Emperors, Buggy hung around the relatively tame East Blue.
His Devil Fruit is the Chop-Chop Fruit (Bara Bara no Mi
), which lets him split his body apart as he pleases. After his defeat at Luffy's hands, he teamed up with Luffy's Stalker with a Crush
Alvida, and after a failed attempt at revenge, entered the Grand Line in pursuit of the Straw Hats. After the Time skip, Buggy has become a Warlord of the Sea.
He has a former
bounty of 15,000,000 Berries.
- Arc Villain: To Luffy. Unfortunately, he doesn't remember what happened during this time except Buggy beating his hat and him getting the clown's ass kicked.
- Art Evolution: Buggy's first appearances emphasized the evil aspect of his appearance, invoking a Monster Clown vibe. However, later appearances depict him (as far as how he is drawn) in a much more comedic light, emphasizing the comic aspect of his character.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Notable as one of the few aversions to the trope in all of One Piece, especially among the pirates. In Impel Down, he ends up gaining an entire crew's worth of followers consisting of its prisoners, every last one of them far tougher than he is.
- But played straight among his original crew.
- Considering that he made his way along the Grand Line just fine prior to Impel Down, this isn't entirely subverted, though this could be because of his experience on Gold Roger's ship.
- Badass: His Devil Fruit, while much weaker than the other Devil Fruits in sheer power, he is very intelligent in how he uses it; and the fact he manipulated the Government and a group of inmates both far stronger and more intelligent into believing he's a big threat just by his choice of words and assumptions based on connections rather than power like every other important character in the series, says a lot.
- Berserk Button: Whatever you do, don't mention his nose, or you risk being blown up. It doesn't help that he has a tendency to mishear things...
- Big Bad Wannabe: He gets a massive burst of confidence after the escaped Impel Down prisoners rally around him after his history with Gold Roger is revealed and both they and the Marines believe him to be of comparable strength to his old shipmate, Shanks. Thus he sets his eyes on taking Whitebeard's place as an Emperor.
- Played with in that he is believed to be one of the biggest threats in the One Piece world at the moment. With the emphasis on "believed to be..."
- Brilliant but Lazy: Oda outright states Buggy does have the potential to be one of the most powerful men in the One Piece world — he's just too lazy to train himself.
- Catch Phrase: He inserts "flashy" into almost every sentence he speaks.
- Circus of Fear: His entire crew follows this trope, sans Alvida and his new crew from Impel Down.
- Cowardly Lion: Especially as he used to be part of Roger's crew, which included a lot of headstrong pirates, and is intimidated easily, which is understandable in this Crazy Awesome setting.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Can beat powerful foes with a bit of teamwork and motivation. Otherwise, he has a very short attention span and doesn't know how to be subtle.
- Cursed with Awesome: His Devil Fruit power, on top of being very powerful when used right, renders him immune to sword slashes. Too bad for Buggy though, he was an excellent swimmer before he ate the fruit, and planned to swim his way to many underwater treasures before he accidentally swallowed the fruit because of Shanks. He still holds a grudge to this day, even though he's now very proficient at using his fruit's powers.
- Detachment Combat: His power amounts to this, letting him detach and levitate any part of his body (except his feet; he can't float them, and he can't levitate too far away from them either). It lets him attack from almost any angle, and he's effectively immune to slashing attacks as well.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Buggy has an utter lack of fear towards swordsmen. Luffy uses him as a shield against Mihawk, Mihawk slashes Buggy to bits, but he easily survives and puts himself back together, thanks to his immunity to slashing weapons. All the while, he's just angry and annoyed at Luffy and Mihawk for using him as a cutting board/shield.
- When he finally reunites with Shanks, his only instinct is to rant at and threaten him for screwing him over all those years ago, even if he didn't mean it, and over a bunch of other stuff. Shanks is one of the Four Emperors and one of the most feared, Badass and powerful men on the planet, but Buggy knows him well enough that he doesn't see him that way and acts like they were still cabin boys around him (though to an extent, so does Shanks). His crew, though, don't know any better, and think their captain is Crazy Awesome for speaking to Shanks like that.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He once destroyed an entire town just because some kids made fun of his nose.
- The Dreaded: Became this when the Marines revealed his past with Shanks on Roger's ship. It eventually evolved to the point where he became a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. Subverted in that despite his reputation, Buggy is still one of the weakest characters in the entire cast.
- Largely subverted among those who actually know him, particularly the big names of the Impel Down escapees. When they found out he was in the Roger Pirates, they shrug it off, Ivankov even suggesting that he was the "wimp" of an otherwise Badass Crew.
- Enemy Mine: Teams up with Luffy while in Impel Down in order to help him save Ace. Subverted since he has every intention of abandoning Luffy, but fate seems to have other plans. This is played straighter when he befriends Mr. 3, even if they were never technically enemies.
- Evil Counterpart: To Luffy. They even have similar sounding names. Their powers can also be considered opposites—both abilities allow their users to, in a sense, extend their bodies, but while Luffy can resist blunt force, he's still vulnerable to blades, while Buggy can resist blades but is vulnerable to blunt force.
- Evil Laugh: "Gyahahahaha!"
- Facial Markings: Standard clown makeup with the addition of a jolly roger on his forehead.
- Which changes with each of his major appearances.
- Fake Ultimate Villain: When he was young, Buggy served as a cabin boy on the ship of Gold Roger (the former Pirate King) alongside Shanks (who is now one of the Four Emperors). When this fact came to the World Government's attention, they immediately assumed that Buggy was just as strong as Shanks and that he had been practicing Obfuscating Stupidity the whole time.
- Thanks to his fake bravado, after the Impel Down Arc, he now has an army of dangerous world-class criminals under his command. Buggy now has essentially one of the strongest crews in the series.
- Add onto that he's been made a Warlord of the Sea because of it.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Subverted. While he's now got a powerful crew of dangerous pirates behind him after Impel Down and a reputation as a legitimate threat in the eyes of the Marines because of his affiliation with the Roger Pirates, he's pretty much the same Buggy Luffy fought early on in the series, at least in terms of power.
- And during the timeskip, he became a Warlord of the Sea.
- Also subverted as aside from gaining more powerful allies and inventing his muggy ball, he's shown no signs of improvement since the beginning of the series.
- Gag Nose: It's his real nose. And for your own sake, you better not bring that up.
- Genre Savvy: Knows that doing something like killing Ace in an attempt to create a reputation for his crew would earn the wrath of Whitebeard, ergo, he knows that it's a VERY bad idea.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Separating one's body? What the hell kind of power is that? Oh wait, did you just take a slash from the world's strongest swordsman and just harmlessly detach and reform part of your body? Yeah, not too shabby.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Shanks's interpretation of their relationship, which, to be honest, is more or less true. Buggy's in complete denial over it and sees Shanks as a Sitcom Arch-Nemesis, which is why their relationship is identified as Vitriolic Best Buds.
- Irony: The main reason why he didn't join Shanks' crew back when they were still teens is because he didn't think Shanks could make it as a pirate due to his personality. Fast forward to the present day and Shanks is one of the four most powerful pirates in the world, while Buggy is raiding small towns in East Blue, the weakest sea.
- Buggy was a very good diver before he ate a Devil Fruit.
- Kid Hero All Grown Up: Along with Shanks, he was a cabin boy on Gol D. Roger's ship.
- Knife Nut: His Weapon of Choice, though battle-axes, flintlock pistols, and katanas will do in a pinch.
- Laughably Evil: Hey, what do you expect from someone nicknamed "The Clown"?
- The Load: Some characters have theorized that he was this while on Gold Roger's crew.
- Magnetic Villain: While Luffy has a natural talent to attract people and making them help him out of sheer will, Buggy is good at leading them by his cunning and luck, at least according to Jinbe.
- Made of Iron: Gets stuck by lightning but claims to have 'laughed it off'.
- Manipulative Bastard: He's definitely become one of those as of the end of the Whitebeard War Saga.
- Memetic Badass: Buggy is an odd in-universe example of this being done unintentionally. Because he was on Gold Roger's crew, used to be Shanks's partner, and was accused of being one of the masterminds behind the Impel Down prison break, the Marines see him as a very viable threat while the freed Impel Down inmates decide to follow him, both groups thinking he's much stronger than he actually is. Every single thing he does after this is somehow taken by his new crew as further evidence of his greatness.
- This has gone so far in universe that, in his last sighting before the time skip, he received a letter from the World Government that offered him a position as a Warlord.
- Monster Clown: Despite his appearance and Devil Fruit powers, he's mostly not.
- Neck Lift: Not only can he do this (to a mook, at any rate), his power lets him do it remotely (a la Darth Vader).
- No Badass to His Valet: Buggy is literally the only person alive who doesn't have any reverence or fear of Shanks. That's because despite their huge gap in abilities, their relationship as Vitriolic Best Buds back when they were young transcends that. Buggy doesn't give a damn about Shanks being one of the Four Emperors; all he cares about is the fact that Shanks is (in his eyes) the reason why Buggy has devil fruit powers, and thus can never swim again (and he was an excellent swimmer to boot), and was unable to get the treasure he wanted all those years ago by selling the devil fruit he ate. Shanks in turn outright welcomes this, due to his Nice Guy personality and his interpretation of their relationship as Heterosexual Life-Partners.
- Perhaps justified in that because of the fruit he ate, Buggy would be mostly immune to Shanks's swordsmanship. Then again, considering that Mihawk was still able to curb-stomp him despite his swordsmanship being completely ineffective against Buggy, and the fact that Shanks is a master of haki on top of being a master swordsman, it's more likely that Buggy's familiarity with Shanks, and his humorous rage over the aforementioned incident with his devil fruit renders him completely oblivious to the obvious power difference between them more than anything else.
- Not So Different: While he hates Shanks, they do share some personality quirks, such as their love for partying.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Who would have guessed that the comic villain in the beginning of the series would have made it halfway through the Grand Line? Also, he and his crew were the first villains to actually overcome the previously-unstoppable Luffy in their second encounter, and would have killed him if not for some Divine Intervention.
- His Devil Fruit ability has been shown to be one of the best when it comes to swordsmen, as it essentially makes him Nigh Invulnerable when dealing with them. Even Mihawk can't hurt him with his sword. It doesn't stop him from easily curb-stomping Buggy when he tries to fight back, but hey, it's still pretty impressive.
- Hell, he even became a Warlord of the Sea during the timeskip.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He may seem bumbling, incompetent, and just a general blowhard (and he is), but he also made his way across an incredibly dangerous stretch of ocean just fine, has a Devil Fruit that leaves swordsmen helpless against him, and managed to hide that fact when he got taken to Impel Down, making him the only Devil Fruit user in the Level One prison population who isn't locked down with Seastone shackles. Yeah, if he was as incompetent as he appears, he would have been long dead.
- He also smuggled in incredibly powerful bombs. Marines really took him lightly.
- And then he breaks out of Impel Down and gains a super-powerful crew by hiding behind pirates stronger than him, loudly taking credit for their work, and massive helpings of sheer dumb luck. Which may provide an alternate explanation for how he made it this far.
- He's also fairly competent with explosives, which means he probably knows something of chemistry.
- According to Oda, he has the potential to become one of the most powerful men of the One Piece world. He's just too lazy to train himself. Yet.
- Only in It for the Money: Unlike other pirates who aim to attain power of fulfill their dreams, Buggy's primarily a buccaneer due to his love for treasure and has little love for anything else besides partying and (occasionally) his crew.
- Oxymoronic Being: He's a man who dresses like a clown and calls himself one, but despises comments made about his clown-like nose. Though he employs blades in combat and his powers revolve around him being immune to them, his true worth lies in his proficiency with explosives. He's a Starter Villain who actually served in one of the most infamous pirate crews in history during his youth and is now the leader of a group of people who are vastly stronger than him.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Shanks and blue to Luffy.
- Shoot Your Mate: He tries to get Nami, who had claimed to be joining his crew, to kill Luffy with an explosive cannonball at point-blank range.
- Super Drowning Skills: Devil Fruit user, so natch. Ironically, he used to be an exceptional swimmer before he ate his Devil Fruit. In a testament to how much Buggy is crippled by his own cynicism and cowardice, he is pretty much the only Fruit user in the entire series who complains about his weakness and doesn't feel that it's worth the power. Buggy is the sort who, when given lemons, would demand an orange instead of making lemonade.
- Took a Level in Badass: He's certainly grown a level or two since his first appearance. Most noticeably, he's upgraded his "Buggy balls" — cannon balls capable of obliterating a city block — to "Muggy Balls" — mothball-sized grenades with comparative power. The only problem is he's taken maybe a level or two in badass while everyone else has taken twenty.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Well, at least as far as his crew goes. In his first appearance he was a Bad Boss who was not above abusing/killing members of his crew for petty reasons. After losing to Luffy/Nami, he ends up spending a cover arc (expanded on in the anime) trying to recover his body and find his crew (who believed him to be dead). He eventually does reunite with them (saving their lives in the process) and seems to be much less abusive toward them afterwards. He's still a Jerk Ass to everybody else though.
- Villainous Harlequin: Pretty much his entire motif.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Shanks, sort of. He really hates that guy's guts, but at this point the difference in power between the two is such that he can't really do anything about it, so they end up looking something like this. It's also may be because Buggy is in complete denial of their relationship while Shanks interprets it as them being Heterosexual Life-Partners.
- The Marines definitely believe they are this, since they are convinced that because he and Shanks shared a history in Gold Roger's crew and Shanks became one of the Four Emperors, that Buggy must be playing Almighty Janitor. Needless to say, this may end up bringing far more attention than he initially wanted...
- While he initially didn't want to draw attention to himself, after getting a hoard of powerful criminals to follow him he begins to "dream a little higher" and tries to become one of the biggest threats in the manga.
- He's starting to gravitate towards this with Luffy, starting from their time in Impel Down. He even saved Luffy's life, along with Jinbe's (albeit reluctantly and unintentionally) from Akainu in the Whitebeard War.
- Voice of the Legion: Whenever he's angry in the 4Kids dub.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Considering the rest of him, however, it doesn't really stand out.
- Word of God says that the blue tassels coming out the sides of Buggy's hat are also his hair. In other words, for the entire series prior to Impel Down, he's wearing pigtails.
Kuro "of a Thousand Plans"
"My plans will not fail."
Captain Kuro, also known as "Kuro of the Thousand Plans", is the captain of the Black Cat pirates of East Blue. He is cold and cunning, known for coming up with elaborate plans that never failed. His fighting skills are just as deadly as his mind, as he can move silently at incredible speeds to slaughter people in the blink of an eye. Yet despite all of this, he eventually tired of the pirate life, setting up schemes for his crewmates, and of constantly being hunted down by the Marines. So he hypnotized a crew member into believing he was Kuro and allowed him to be executed in his place stopping the Marine hunt and allowing him to leave his crew. He has not been seen since his defeat by Luffy; in the Anime he got a cameo when he is informed of Luffy's first bounty.
His former bounty was 16,000,000 Berries.
- Adjusting Your Glasses: Rather conspicuously, he pushes them up with the heels of his hands, instantly revealing to Jango that he's still in practice—you can't push up your glasses with your fingers when you have Wolverine Claws, after all...
- Arc Villain: Of Usopp's introduction arc.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Apart from a design on his suit that apparently represents some feces (actually a snake), he's dressed rather well.
- Bad Boss: When his plans started to fail, he threatened to kill his crew if they didn't hurry up, and reveals later that he had always planned to kill them all once the plan was complete to keep his identity safe. He even indiscriminately cut them down during one of his attacks, and dialogue from some of his crew members indicate that this tendency was not new.
- Breaking Speech: He gives one to Kaya about how over the years he hated serving and taking care of her, and that it was all to get his hands on her fortune.
- The Butler Did It: Quite literally.
- Faking the Dead: He left his crew by hypnotizing an underling into believing that he was Kuro and let him be captured by the Marines.
- Flash Step: Shakushi is as fast as CP9's Soru, but is an imperfect form; unlike them, he can't see where he's going. Not that he cares if everything and everyone in his way dies...
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He really has no love for his supposed master and was only using her as a long-term retirement plan.
- Fragile Speedster: He's as fast as any Soru user, but one good punch will knock him over.
- Glass Cannon: He's nowhere near as strong as the villains Luffy faces later on, but you've gotta admit, he had considerable killing power, wiping out most his mooks and crushing rocks with swords. But, once Luffy catches him, the fight's over in no time.
- Ironic Hell: All of his plans were an effort to escape a life of piracy. Guess what Luffy sent him back to.
- Irony: His ultimate goal was to abandon his life as a pirate and live peacefully, something he had already gained when he became a butler.
- Also, he prides himself on being a masterful planner and manipulator but his ultimate attack is using Super Speed to kill everything around him without the slightest hint of control.
- Katanas Are Just Better: One katana isn't enough. Try ten, one on each gloved finger.
- Kick the Dog: Breaks the glasses Kaya gave to him as a gift shortly before almost killing Merry. He also tells her that he hated all the time he spent with her.
- Leave No Witnesses: Was going to kill his crew just to make sure that there wouldn't be anyone left who knew he was still alive.
- Manipulative Bastard: Towards Kaya, whom he pretended to be a father figure to.
- Obviously Evil: He wears all black, has Scary Shiny Glasses, and was an arrogant Jerk Ass towards Usopp. And that was before The Reveal.
- The Ojou And The Black Cat: Kaya's family saved his life and gave him a house. His thanks was an Evil Plan to kill her and take her fortune.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Underneath the moonlight, as he tells about how it brings out the animal in him...
- Smug Snake: His plans "that could not fail" not only failed, but got him exactly what he didn't want in the end; he's a wanted pirate again.
- The Sociopath: Exceedingly self-centered, views his crew as expendable, views people in general as pawns to be manipulated to suit his own ends, and unbelievably cruel.
- Unstoppable Rage: Automatically enters a state of unreasoning homicidal fury during a crescent moon. When this happens, no one is safe, but when you consider how much regard he has for his crew's lives, this isn't really much of a change to begin with.
- Upper-Class Twit: Gives off this impression, as he won't give Usopp or the Straw Hats the time of day.
- Villainous Breakdown: Despite his collected and smug behavior through almost all of the arc, Kuro gets completely desperate when Luffy's victory becomes obvious, shouting hysterically how his plans simply cannot fail.
- Worf Barrage: He flew into a berserk rage and attempted to kill everyone in sight. All he managed to do was butcher most of his crew and wound up getting his ass kicked by Luffy.
- Would Hurt a Child: Was totally prepared to kill Kaya; when told that she would have just given him the money, he was still hell-bent on killing her just so he could feel like he had accomplished something.
"Foul Play" Don Krieg
"I'm the world's strongest man, with the best equipment! That, my boy, is military might!"
Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki
(JP), Marc Thompson (EN, 4Kids), Andy Mullins (EN, Funi)
Don Krieg is the head of the Pirate Armada, a fleet of fifty battleships that lurked within the East Blue. Krieg himself is well known for his trickery and underhanded tactics, and is supremely confident in the weapons of his overwhelming arsenal.
His bounty is 17,000,000 Berries.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: It's an act he puts on.
- Arc Villain: Of Sanji's introduction arc.
- Bad Boss: He's not above killing members of his crew on the spot if they disagree with him. Even Gin gets this treatment when he can't bring himself to kill Sanji and suggests withdrawing.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He fancies himself a Warlord-level threat and is convinced that his fleet is more than enough to allow him to wipe out anything that might oppose him. On a less-dangerous stretch of ocean, this might be true. On the Grand Line, he is completely outclassed, and his encounter with an actual Warlord proves how utterly wrong he was. If Mihawk hadn't regarded him as a mere annoyance or had taken him up on his challenges to fight, he would have been a dead man.
- Blade on a Stick: His most dreaded weapon is a giant spear that releases an explosion when swung with sufficient force.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: His Wootz steel armor is gilded gold.
- Bowdlerize: The infamous "poison suction cups" in the 4Kids dub.
- Calling Your Attacks: One of the few characters in One Piece who does not. Considering he is known for sneak attacks and deception, this is probably meant to be a character note.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: When you can swing a weapon that weighs a ton with only one arm with ease... yeah, he definitely has this.
- Chekhov's Gun: The Wootz Steel, which is a real metal, BTW, is what the pacifistas are made out of. The Pacifistas, which didn't appear until around 400 chapters later.
- Combat Pragmatist: He is an avid practitioner of this trope, believing that nothing is too dirty a trick if victory is an option.
- Determinator: Admit it; you did not expect Krieg to still be standing after the beating Luffy gave him. And yet, he did.
- Also earlier when he shot at Dracule Mihawk, as in the guy who annihilated his entire fleet by himself, and sliced his main ship in half, out of boredom, and had a "swordfight" with "Pirate Hunter" Zoro, which the latter lost without even getting a hit in. Then again, considering Mihawk was just about to leave without so much as an aside glance at Krieg, this borders Too Dumb to Live.
- Krieg's crew seems to even think he wasn't even conscious during the former example. Really.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Invoked on him. His crew was upset to see him punishing Gin after all his efforts for the crew.
- Gratuitous German: Krieg means "war". This then comes off as a Meaningful Name, given his obvious fixation with weaponry and sheer military might.
- Hot-Blooded Sideburns: He has a very short temper.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Seriously, his suit of armor's got way too many weapons to work. It has several automatic machine guns, a flamethrower, a net shooter, a flail, bombs, a Gatling gun mounted in a shield, a poison gas launcher in the same shield, the shoulder pads can become a spear...
- And that Gatling gun doesn't fire bullets; it fires spikes.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Said to be a tactic of his.
- Jerkass: Honestly the nicest thing that can be said about him.
- Kick the Dog: When Gin decides to show mercy to Zeff, Krieg poisons him.
- More Dakka: He has a total of 14 gun barrels on his person.
- Over Nine Thousand: His unused cyborg form was literally called Don Krieg 9000.
- Powered Armor: A borderline case, at the very least.
- Small Name, Big Ego: So much so that he got his ass thoroughly kicked by Mihawk and still thinks he's the greatest thing ever.
- His overconfidence likely comes from him having the strongest fleet on the East Blue. Too bad he doesn't realize on the Grand Line he's target practice.
- Sore Loser: Take some popcorn, sit down, and admire his hammy rant against Luffy.
- Smug Snake: He thinks he's some sort of military paragon; in reality, he's little more than a bully who gets by with his reputation and falls flat versus anyone who actually decides to call his bluff.
- Technicolor Toxin: His MH5 poison gas is white.
- Too Dumb to Live: Tried to pick a fight with Hawkeye Mihawk despite seeing how he easily destroyed a galleon with only his sword. If that weren't enough, he tried to attack him when Mihawk decided to leave. Should count himself lucky Mihawk just didn't want to bother wasting his time on him or Krieg would've been killed right then and there.
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: It's right there in his nickname!
- Ungrateful Bastard: His reaction to being given the food he needs to stave off imminent starvation? Punch out the specific cook that gave it to him. For absolutely no reason. After he vowed specifically that he wouldn't cause any trouble once he got it.
- World's Strongest Man: Declares himself this. He is tough, as mentioned above, but he's not even remotely close to this. The real title keeper was Whitebeard till his death.
- Zerg Rush: His crew's main tactic. Luffy calls him out on it too.
Arlong "the Saw"
"Trying to oppose the Fishmen is like going against nature itself!"
Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi
(JP), David Willis (EN, 4Kids), Chris Rager (EN, Funi)
Arlong "The Saw" is a Sawfish Shark Fishman (a species of humanoid fish
) who is a huge racist
towards humans. At a point in the past, he was a member of the Sun Pirates, but after their captain Jinbe became one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, he broke off, taking his former crew with him, and searched for easy targets in the relatively tame East Blue. There, he and his crew enslaved Nami's home island and forced her to work for them as a cartographer, after killing her surrogate mother Bellemere. With her cartography skills and his connections with the Marines allowing him to operate under the radar, Arlong's plan was to turn the East Blue into his own personal empire. He was later revealed to be Madame Sharley's brother. Arlong and the rest of his crew are currently imprisoned. Hachi was the only one to escape.
Prior to his capture, his bounty was 20,000,000 Berries.
- Arc Villain: Gets more significance later on (namely, Nami and Jinbe's backstories), but he only appeared as the villain for one arc.
- Benevolent Boss: As horrible as he is to humans, he genuinely cares for his crew.
- BFS: His Kiribachi saw/sword is about as big as he is, complete with a Serrated Blade of Pain
- Bigger Bad: In some aspects, he was this for the Fishman Island Arc, with his beliefs being a major influence on Jones' own ideologies and actions.
- Blood Knight: During his days in the Sun Pirates, he was constantly remarked for his excessive brutality towards the humans.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Turns out that his ambition becomes this in the worst possible way — There's an entire Fishman crew that agrees with his world view in Fishman Island, and they're shaping up to be fine villains themselves. At least, until they were beaten by Luffy and the Straw Hats and suffer a Karmic Transformation...
- Disproportionate Retribution: After his captains' death of refusing a blood transfusion out of his sheer self-loathing inner hated of humanity, Arlong decided to make every human's lives, a living hell, starting with a village that had nothing to do with the racial discrimination For the Evulz and out of spite.
- Even Evil Has Standards: At least in his backstory in regards to Jinbe's brutality towards humans. Needless to say, he lost those standards as time passed, ironically while Jinbe softened up!
- He does keep the standards related to not harming other fishmen, though.
- He seemed to have full intention of keeping his deal with Nami until his crew talked him out of it.
- Evil Laugh: Shaaaahahaha.
- Exact Words: Nami makes a Deal with the Devil with him to serve as his cartographer until such time as she can scrape together 100 million Berries. He never said he wouldn't tell the Marines where her stash was when she was only 7 million away.
- Face-Heel Turn: He does this to Nami when he decides to double-cross her.
- Fantastic Racism: He and his crew believe Fishmen to be the "lords of all creation", and that humans are completely inferior.
- Faux Affably Evil
- Freudian Excuse: An interesting case while Arlong lived out his childhood in the worse parts of Fishman Island. It's never stated that he ever went to the surface; in fact, out of all his brothers, Arlong was the one who grew up to be a short-tempered trouble maker who wrecked havoc and caused trouble for his own people, especially Otohime, both before and after he joined the Sun Pirates and left the Sun Pirates. Also while his own people suffered much discrimination, and were frequently kidnapped and sold as slaves, most likely by one of Arlong's brothers, mind you. Arlong himself has never experienced this firsthand, he has only heard about it, and knows fishmen that were once slaves. Adding in with this, the one betrayal he had experienced because of humans was not racially motivated. And his sworn brother Fisher Tiger's death was due to him not accepting the blood of a human, which Fisher Tiger himself admitted was wrong, and blamed his own death on himself. Though that didn't stop Arlong from blaming humans anyway for not having fishman blood on a ship occupied by humans, even though there isn't any difference between fishmen/mermaid blood and a human's. Making the way how Arlong is currently his own doing.
- Arlong has actually seen the surface, in particular Sabaody Archipelago, with his three other childhood friends Hatchan, Kuroobi and Chew. He even modeled his base of operations: Arlong Park in Cocoyashi Island; on Sabaody Park. It's implied a part of him wanted to be like the humans on the surface. This obviously changed during his time with the Sun Pirates, seeing fellow fishmen enslaved and the battles with the Marines, changing him no more unpleasant towards humans than towards his own people, to a Fishman supremacist waging a "holy war" towards humans.
- Seeing as how Hatchan stated that Arlong was envious of human life even though he hated humans, Arlong's racism may stem just as much from that as from the persecution of his people. It's easy to view his racist beliefs as bitter rationalizations meant to compensate for his desire of a lifestyle he could never have because of his race. The fact that he modeled his Arlong Park headquarters after the Sabaody Park shows that he still harbored that admiration/envy of human life.
- Fish People: He and his crew and the first intelligent non humans to appear in the series.
- A Father to His Men: Despite being a General Ripper to humans, he is as attached to his True Companions as Luffy is to his own, thus his ONLY Pet the Dog moment. Because of that, he takes at least four different levels of Unstoppable Rage, each for his three defeated Elite Mooks and one when Luffy uses a fallen Mook as a shield to his bite attack.
- The Fundamentalist: He once told a young Hody Jones that a "holy war" is being waged between the fishmen and humans.
- Hidden Depths: Albeit subtle, it was clear that Arlong had been changing through Nami. He gave her the things that the only other human he had any experience with wanted to and he treated her as an equal to his own men, even if he did do some bastardly things to keep her in his crew. While It might not be enough to make him anything other than a bigot, it at least showed that he wasn't completely the monster he seemed upon first introduction.
- Kick the Dog: A MAJOR defining element of his character. It's telling when his cruelty still stands out among all the villains that Luffy has faced after all these years.
- Kill Me Now or Forever Stay Your Hand: After Arlong is released from prison, thanks to Jinbe becoming a Warlord, an unimpressed Arlong decides to break away from the Sunny Pirates and lead his own crew again, promising to spread the hatred of the Fishmen for humans wherever he goes, and goads Jinbe to kill him where he stands if he has a problem with it. Jinbe is so enraged that Tiger's last wishes were going to waste that he nearly does by savagely beating him, but he stops at the last moment, as he could never could bring himself to kill his own "brother".
- Leeroy Jenkins/Too Dumb to Live: Him charging right back to the Island where Fisher Tiger was killed, and easily dealt with by Kizaru.
- Lightning Bruiser: Only under water, where he could swim at fast speeds.
- Loan Shark: A literal example of this trope.
- His name is also a pun, "Ahlong" means loan shark.
- Making a Splash: Due to his strength, he can throw water drops with the force of a shotgun blast.
- Manipulative Bastard: When you can make a little girl work for you willingly after killing her mother right in front of her, you definitely qualify for this.
- Morality Chain: Fisher Tiger.
- Arlong lampshades it: "If the boss wasn't here, who knows what I'd have done."
- It's for this reason he went from despising everyone to treating his fellow fishmen as his True Companions. He's still a monster to all humans without money to bribe him, but this is a huge step above what he was before and makes him a much better person than his successor, Hody Jones, who not only is worse in his methods, but lacked the one redeeming quality of his commander.
- Pet the Dog/Big Damn Heroes: In a anime-only Flashback he saves Hody's friends from some human kidnappers.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: A horrifically brutal and sadistic racist and Fishman supremacist who sees nothing wrong with enslaving entire human villages and murdering anyone who doesn't pay absurdly high taxes.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Jinbe. Both of them were still pretty violent in the original Sun Pirates crew.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He bribes marines to keep his operations in the East Blue low-profile, and believes that money is the lifeblood of the world.
- This is also, among a few other things, one thing that sets him apart from Hody Jones: Arlong, while thinking that humans are worthless scums, only uses his racist motive for getting money; Hody goes to the next level and become an actual Fishman supremacist who will kill his own kin if they happen to help humans.
- Shark Man: A Sawfish type
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With his sister, Madame Sharley.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: When Koala left for her village, he broke the Sun Pirates' mood by saying that she would grow to hate fishmen as any other human.
- Slasher Smile: Being a shark, it's kind of unavoidable.
- Super Strength: As a Fishman, he was able to up-end a house very easily.
- Take Over the World: He's trying to take over all of East Blue and eventually the world.
- Token Evil Teammate: Was this in the Sun Pirates. While there were some other unsavory characters in the group, he was always the first to suggest violent terrorism towards humans. He was even about to kill a slave just for being a human asking them to send her home.
- True Companions: One of the few major villains that have been seen caring for his minions, giving a genuinely horrified apology to the mook he accidentally bites due to Luffy using him as a living shield.
- Unstoppable Rage: This is one of his actual superhuman abilities. Although it proved to be not so unstoppable, in the end.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Considering he only keeps humans around that he could use, it is likely that after Nami had drawn the map of the entire world; it is likely what Arlong would've done eventually before Luffy came and beat him since he would have no use for her as she was only kept for her talent.
"There's no cure for stupidity? Are you trying to imply that I'm an idiot?!"
Voiced by: Bin Shimada
(JP), Matt Hoverman (EN, 4Kids), Andy Mullins (EN, Funi)
Former king of Drum Island who ascended to his position after his father's death. Unlike his benevolent father, Wapol was a self absorbed jerk
of a king, abusing the citizens of the island for his own profit.
His Devil Fruit, the Munch-Munch Fruit (Baku Baku no Mi
), allows him to eat anything
he desires without ill effect. He is able to alter himself or create new objects from the materials consumed, such as making a cannon in his mouth or creating children's toys.Two years later, he's again king of the Evil Black Drum Kingdom.
- Accent Adaptation: He has a Russian accent in the 4kids dub dub provided by Matt Hoverman.
- Adipose Rex: He's a King, and his powers revolve entirely around eating anything and everything in sight, so his girth makes him a shoe-in for this.
- Subverted when he uses his powers to give himself liposuction... somehow
- Animal Motifs: The hippo; not only does he wear the skin of a "White Walky", a furry hippo-like creature that inhabits Drum Island, but his submarine and Tin Tyrant Cannon are shaped like hippos as well. During his rise to wealth as a toymaker, almost all the "stages" of his toyshop (stand to store to factory) also have the hippo motif in them. And to top it all off, he tends to use the word "kaba" (Japanese for hippo) in place of Baka.
- Arch-Enemy: To Chopper. Luffy treats him as more of a nuisance than anything else.
- Arc Villain: While he was one of Luffy's weakest enemies, especially after Arlong who put up a fight, he is an Arch-Enemy to all of Drum Kingdom, especially Chopper for laughing at Hiluluk's death, unfortunately he never has a chance to pay him back. At least not yet anyway.
- He does give him a beat down in the 9th movie
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Abuses and extorts the people and attempts to execute a doctor trying to help the kingdom.
- Arm Cannon: Can turn his arms into cannons. He can make one from his tongue too!
- Authority Equals Asskicking: It's explicitly stated the only reason the people of Drum Island couldn't revolt against his terrible policies was because of his powers.
- Become Your Weapon: He can merge himself with a weapon after eating said weapon. This can result in him having cannons in lieu of hands and tongue. He also tries to go over the top by devouring the whole armory of his castle, but thankfully Nami stole the key from him in time.
- Cannibalism Superpower: He doesn't get abilities from people, just from inanimate objects like firearms.
- Character Development: Starts out as a selfish prince, now he's the owner of a big toy corporation with a Ms. Universe. He reappeared after the Time Skip as a tyrannical king, so no, he didn't learn much.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: What he proved to be for Luffy, getting beaten in a single episode. It would be Luffy's easiest boss battle for quite some time.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: After his exile, he goes through a stint of homelessness before using his powers to make toys and makes far more money than he did as a king.
- Evil Is Petty: As shown best in a flashback—as revenge for being chewed out for his callousness by her father, Wapol "accidentally" slapped Vivi at a conference (who was 5 years old at the most). Bad enough on its own, worse in that it could have resulted in war between their countries.
- Evil Laugh: Maaahahahaha.
- Extreme Omnivore: Food, wood, steel, garbage, himself, it's all the same to him.
- Fat Bastard: Not as much as Nelson or Gecko Moria, but still.
- Fat Idiot: He's also not too bright.
- Fusion Dance: He can do so to his top minions, and with his own brother in the 9th movie. Subverted when Sanji points out Chessmarimo is just one of his minions standing on the other; only their clothes were fused.
- Gonk: Normally, but he can subvert it at will if the moment needs it.
- Jerk Ass: Exceptionally petty, even compared to other villains.
- Karma Houdini: Though he is essentially exiled from his island, his toy company brought him more riches, adoration, and fame than his time as king. He even got to become king of his own evil kingdom.
- Lean and Mean: He eats himself to fit through a doorway, and the result ends as a skinny and much better looking him. In both English dubs, he describes this form using the trope name verbatim.
- Morality Pet: In his cover-story, he befriends a little dog that he turns into a robot with his powers. It's still with him even after he becomes a Corrupt Corporate Executive, suggesting that he might have just learned something after all.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He shows up right at the beginning of the arc to ambush the Straw Hats, resulting in a very short battle that ends with Luffy sending him flying. While he's still not much of a threat when he comes back, he at least takes more than half an episode to get rid of this time.
- Start My Own: Basically what he ends up doing. He gets forcibly removed from his World Government-recognized Drum Kingdom, so he creates the World Government-recognized Black Drum Kingdom.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He married Ms. Universe after his toy company popularity skyrocketed.
- Villainous Glutton: Given his Devil Fruit, he is of course this.
- We Can Rule Together: When Luffy has him trapped in his own castle's chimney and is about to send him blasting off, he panickedly started offering Luffy money, jewels, and even the title of vice-king. Naturally, it doesn't work.
"Mr. 3" Galdino
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama
(JP), Tom Souhrada (EN, 4kids), Duncan Brannan (EN, Funi)
One of the officer agents of Baroque Works. He is regarded as the smartest of the officers and only got the position of "Mr. 3" because of that. He ate the Wax-Wax Fruit (Doru Doru no Mi
) which allows him to create and control candle wax at will.
He faced the Straw Hats at Little Garden and got defeated, after which he then travelled to Alabasta to try and tell Mr. 0 about them, but got fed to a giant alligator.After the events at Alabasta, he is sent to Impel Down, where he befriends Buggy and assists in a break out, then heads with Luffy to Marineford and finally joins Buggy's crew.
- Arc Villain
- BFS: Made one out of wax to pin Brogy's hand in place (only in the manga).
- Butt Monkey
- Demoted to Extra: The 4kids dub cut out the whole Little Garden Saga. As such, he appears out of nowhere during the Alabasta arc as a random, clueless fool who can only tell bad jokes before getting punished by Crocodile.
- Dirty Coward: He runs at the first sign of real danger, despite his powers.
- Enemy Mine: With Luffy during the breakout.
- Evil Genius: Considered this amongst the Baroque Works Officer Agents.
- Flaming Hair: Only when he wills it, thanks to his Devil Fruit power.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Turns out wax is really useful. It can become as hard as steel and can block poison.
- Heel-Face Turn: Well, at least not being as much of a prick as he was before.
- Hidden Depths: Neutralizes and takes the place of one of the back-up executioners after Crocodile knocks out the originals. He also protects a seastone shackled Ace from being injured by Luffy's Gomu Gomu no fusen which was absorbing the force of Sengoku's giant punch, with his Candle Wall. He then made a replacement key for Ace's shackles after Kizaru broke the original. He did all this in honor of his former comrade Mr. 2, someone he had shown almost nothing but disdain for up till that point.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: On Little Garden, Luffy uses the fire on his hair to light ablaze the wax sculpture encasing his friends.
- Improbable Hair Style: It's in the shape of a "3". When using his powers it's on fire.
- Insufferable Genius: Yeah, he's smart. But he's also a total prick. Jailtime helps fix that.
- Mad Artist
- Mundane Utility: One of the primary uses of his powers in later arcs is making keys out of his wax, which is damn useful considering how many people get locked up in Seastone handcuffs.
- Powered Armor: His Candle Champion, it even looks (and in the anime, sounds) like a giant robot.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Pretty much what he does with his wax powers, from shackles to swords to giant cakes with jack-o'-lanterns on top.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he can even take Mr 2's place in the Baroque Works. Crocodile reminded him that he's even weaker than Mr 4.
- Smug Snake
- Spot of Tea: Enjoys drinking tea.
- Squishy Wizard: When Luffy finds him, he knocks him out in one punch.
- Support Party Member: His wax powers alone are not exactly useless, but they are far more useful when combined with other people.
- Villain Team-Up: With Buggy. It looks like he's even going to remain a permanent member of his crew post-Marineford.
- Wax Museum Morgue: His Giant Candle Service Set does this to its victims.
- Weak, but Skilled: As stated by Crocodile, Mr. 3 is weaker than Mr. 4. However, he has a higher rank because of his mind, and his plot came very close to killing most of the Straw Hats and the giants on Little Garden.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His wax, that can become as hard as steel? Useless against fire. To the point where he can't do anything in areas with above-average temperatures.
"Mr. 1" Daz Bonez
"Next... Will you try cutting diamond...?"
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada
(JP), Scottie Ray (EN 4Kids), Brett Weaver (EN, Funi)
The highest ranking Baroque Works officer (excluding Mr. 0). He is cold and collected and is a former bounty hunter and assassin. He engaged in "Operation Utopia" and fought against Zoro, where he was defeated. He ate the Dice-Dice Fruit (Supa Supa no Mi
) which allows him to turn any part of his body into a steel blade.He was then sent to Impel Down, where he joined up with Crocodile to assist in a breakout and went to Marineford and finally left with Crocodile.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Due to his powers, he thinks no swordsman can beat him.
- Awesome McCoolname
- Badass: Whoo boy.
- Bald of Awesome
- The Dragon: To Crocodile, after Miss All-Sunday's Heel-Face Turn.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Lasts one panel against Mihawk at Marineford.
- Evil Counterpart: To Zoro, they both are deadly warriors that are defined by their serious and grim nature, were former bounty hunters that currently possess Undying Loyalty towards a slightly more powerful individual with dreams of becoming the Pirate King and use blades to kill people, they also have confirmed kills and aren't good for much other than murder. If Zoro didn't have his honorable swordsman code and followed somebody more evil than Luffy, he really wouldn't be any different than Mr. 1.
- Extra Ore Dinary: The Dice-Dice Fruit creates steel blades.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: He can casually slice buildings to pieces with a swing of his arms.
- Not to mention he claims he can cut things on the atomic level.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: And forearms, and fingers, and shins, and feet.
- Made of Iron: Literally (or rather steel), due to a side effect of the Devil Fruit.
- Razor Wind: Seems to be the case, considering he doesn't have to touch the the thing he wants to cut. Though you can't see said wind.
- This Is a Drill: His Spiral Hollow is essentially this, by making round blades on his forearms and spinning them rapidly.
- Hidden Depths: His innermost desire was/is to become a Superhero.
- Insistent Terminology: Despite his powers, he does not identify himself as a Swordsman.
- Lean and Mean: He's quite tall and has very long limbs.
- He's actually very muscular, though.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast
- Psycho for Hire
- Scars Are Forever: Got one on his eye.
- Scary Black Man
- Stealth Pun: Several. His devil fruit is called the Supa-Supa Fruit, which gives him super powers and his secret dream is to be a super hero. The obvious pun is "super", a play on "Supa". The second not-quite-as-obvious pun is that he is literally a Man of Steel. A "Supaman", if you will...
- The Stoic
- Theme Naming: He (along with his parter, Miss Doublefinger) has a "sharpness" theme, particularly his attacks are a pun on "sparking", and ironically "super-" (supa).
- Tattooed Crook: Has the kanji for "1" tattooed on his chest.
- Undying Loyalty: Towards Crocodile. He got pissed when Zoro talked badly about him, stayed with him in jail when they could have both broken out and when Crocodile finally does decide to leave, he follows him immediately and without question. Additionally, he obeyed his every order in the war, even if this was protecting Luffy from Hawkeye. And now he went to the New World with him.
- The Worf Effect: Against Zoro. After controlling the fight for its majority, when Zoro discovers how to hear the "breath" of all things, Bones gets taken out in a single hit. When he goes up against Mihawk, who already knows how to cut steel, he's taken down almost immediately.
"Mr. 0" Crocodile
Bellamy "The Hyena"
"The Lost city of Gold!? The Emerald city!? The great Treasure of "One Piece"!? The fools who go looking for their "dream treasure" cannot notice what's in front of them! In this era of the sea, the ones that do not have real strength... are the ones that are killed by their own imaginations!"
A local pirate who's part of Doflamingo's Pirates, nominally filling in as the crew captain, given that Doflamingo seemed rather uninterested in leading his crew. Looking for information on Skypiea, Luffy runs into Bellamy while in Jaya. Extremly arrogant, he believes that there will come an era where pirates give up on having, as well as pursuing their dreams, going after material treasure instead of traveling the sea for the adventure of it. Bellamy mocks anyone who states otherwise and is very quick to start a fight. However, it's this mindset that ultimately proves to be his downfall. He ate the Spring-Spring/Boing-Boing Fruit (Bane Bane no Mi
) which allows him to transform his legs into springs, making him a Bouncing Battler
with incredible jumping power
.Chapter 704 reveals him to be, against all fan expectations, alive and well, and still under the employment of Doflamingo.
His bounty is 55,000,000 Berries. Post-timeskip, it has risen to 195,000,000 Berries.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Post-Timeskip Bellamy is basically rejected by his Idol, who sends someone to kill him, and when Bellamy survives Doflamingo personally curbstomps him so hard that several chapters later he is STILL face-down on the ground, and looks utterly miserable. And then Doflamingo controlls him to fight Luffy.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: He's on the Grand Line, which frequently screws with physics and natural law so often that it's to be expected, yet doesn't believe in the possibility of an island in the sky.
- Not anymore; post-timeskip, he's actually been to said island in the sky, which changed his world-view considerably.
- Arc Villain: A relatively minor one, but still.
- Bouncing Battler: His main style.
- Broken Pedestal: After overhearing Diamante confirm that he was ordered to be killed. Bellamy starts breaking down that Doflamingo, the man he revered so much, thinks nothing of him.
- Broken Tears: When he realizes that Dellinger was not kidding when he said that Doflamingo wants him dead, and later when he receives a physical and verbal beatdown from the man himself.
- Card-Carrying Villain: "You're mad that I stole gold from that old timer? I'm a pirate!"
- Combat Pragmatist: Post-timeskip, he has no interest in fighting clean and has shown a knack for viciously maiming people, something best displayed in his fight with Abdullah and Jeet.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: By and far one of the most iconic moments of the series, when Luffy flat out lays him out with one hit. You can argue this would make him an Anticlimax Boss. But really, for someone of his character, it was really all he needed.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: His basic appearance.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Yelled practically verbatim to Luffy when, freed from Doflamingo's control, he pushes himself to perform Spring Hopper, even when it's clear he could die if his body's pushed too far.]]
- Facepalm Of Doom: First thing he's shown doing post-timeskip.
- Glass Cannon: Capable of hitting like a truck, but he sure can't take much punishment.
- Harsher In Hind Sight: While raiding Cricket's home for his gold, Bellamy and his crew wrecked Going Merry as well, for good measure. As it turns out in Water 7, it was this particular injury that sealed her fate and made it impossible to ever fix her.
- Heel-Face Turn: Set up for one throughout the Dressrosa Arc, but then Defied during the final battle. After Doflamingo beats him to near death, mocks him, and forces him to fight Luffy against his will, Luffy naturally tries to save him. But as soon as he's free from Mingo's control, he actually decides to fight Luffy on his own will, refusing to turn on his once beloved idol. Luffy reasons that Doflamingo is not worth fighting over, but Bellamy attacks him anyway. This marks one of the first times Luffy's Magnetic Hero tendencies didn't work.
- Honor Before Reason: His reason that he's still fighting on behalf of Doflamingo despite being exposed to his atrocity multiple times is that he's so indebted to Doffy that he will not go against him.
- The Hyena: Duh.
- I Let You Win: His first encounter with Luffy was this simply because Luffy had promised Nami not to fight (Especially over something so meaningless as a matter of opinion on dreams). However, when Bellamy attacked Cricket and his crew, he made a very big mistake there.
- Irony: He was introducted trying to pick a fight with Luffy, to which the latter ignored, until he involved a new friend he just met. Having reappeared again in the Dresserosa Arc, his tune has changed, and near the arc's climax, he is forced to fight Luffy against his will, even tearfully apologizing when he successfully lands an attack at him.
- Jerkass: Easily one of the more notable ones in the series, with his Establishing Character Moment being stabbing Roshio the Executioner in the hand with a knife, then tossing him out the window, before killing him... Over a game of poker to which he states he cheated. To make it worse, he wasn't even cheating in the first place.
- Has mellowed out considerably after the timeskip, to the point where he actually tells Luffy he won't laugh at him anymore. He also says he doesn't hold a grudge against Luffy. And actually appears to be sad after Doflamingo assigns him the task of assassinating Luffy. Not scared because of Luffy still being stronger, but sad at the idea of killing somebody he's come to respect.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He gets beat down twice, by Luffy and then Doflamingo, and had it coming both times.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Despite seeing his idol's true colors he refuses to turn against someone he has respected for so long
- Mugging the Monster: Technically, it was the friend of the "monster" he mugged, but the end result was the same.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Bellamy is a pretty brutal, violent thug of a guy. He then gets on the recieving end of one, twice. And then, post timeskip, it seems Bellamy has become even more brutal because he uses his spring abilities to break Abdullah and Jeet's spines.
- Paper Tiger: Bullies other pirates on the island of Jaya and has spring-based powers with enough concussive force to destroy buildings. Protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and his first mate Roronoa Zoro let themselves get beat up by him under the idea that he has not wronged them. Once he does, however, Luffy challenges him, and he gets stopped cold with a single punch.
- Put on a Bus: This is what really happened to him, instead of being killed by Doflamingo like everyone in the fandom assumed years ago.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Bellamy pulls on off while fighting Luffy. Fat lot of good that did for him. And here's the Japanese version of it:
Bellamy: Those guys are your FRIENDS!? [laughs] Oh I see. That old man and his monkeys are the same species as you! A pack of idiots who believe the lies of some 400-year-old ancestor! What City of Gold? What Sky Island? THE ERA OF DREAMS IS OVER! YOU'RE A DISGRACE OF A PIRATE!
- And here's the Funimation version:
Bellamy: So you want the gold back, huh? Because Old Man Cricket's your friend? WAKE UP! He's nothing but a decrepit fool who spends all his time chasing after a 400 year old lie! But that's probably what you like about him, right? You like to call yourselves pirates, but you know nothing! There's no City of Gold! No island in the sky! Just oceans and ships and the men who sail them!
- Rocket Punch: His "Spring Death Knock".
- Small Name, Big Ego: Fifty-five million wasn't worth much, even prior to the Time Skip. After the Time Skip, he got over himself and became much more likable, to the point that he and Luffy actually respect each other.
- Smug Snake: Always gloating about how he's the "Big-time Rookie" with a 55 million belli bounty (Although that was nowhere near as high as the real big-time rookies; the Eleven Supernovas, with bounties over 100 million, and Luffy reaching that status already by the time he met him), and mocking Luffy about his dreams, before suggesting he doesn't even know how to fight. Boy was he wrong there...
- After the timeskip, he at least seems to have become less of an arrogant dick.
- Spring Coil: His Devil Fruit essentially is this, not that it helped against a man who beat a Warlord made of sand and leader of the first major villain organization in the series with just blood.
- Too Dumb to Live: Alright, it's possible that Luffy and Zoro might've faked their bounties, but surely when one of them runs to back to town and screams for your name, that might be your first clue that those bounties might be real, ask for forgiveness and just hand over the gold that you stole. This, apparently, doesn't occur to Bellamy, and he gets laid out for it.
- When we see him again after the time skip he seems to have wised up considerably. He is even the first person to see through Luffy's Paper-Thin Disguise.
- However, when Dellinger lets it slip that Doflamingo intended to have him killed regardless of whether he assassinated Luffy or not, he personally heads off to the castle and confronts him about it, even after he received an asskicking from Dellinger himself. This goes as well as you'd expect, what's particularly bad is that Doflamingo is now literally stringing him along to fight for him when Luffy and Law confront him.
- Took a Level in Badass: Amazingly, he did. For one, his bounty has more than tripled since his encounter with Luffy. Also telling is that, in a gladiator tournament filled with New World-level combatants, he's one of the favorites to win the whole thing.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Okay, he's still not a Nice Guy by any stretch of the imagination, but considering he's now showing open displays of respect and seems sad about his orders to kill Luffy, he's definitely not the asshole he was before.
- He's also upset that the idea of being forced to fight him, due to Doflamingo's powers.
- Troll: Taunts Luffy about the possiblity that he did something to the Skypeians offscreen. But the cover pages have already showed that Skypeia is doing fine.
- Unexpected Character: Safe to say that practically no one expected to see him again. Come Chapter 704 and guess who's there for the tournament?
- Walking Spoiler: Due to being confirmed as alive in the second half of the series.
- The Worf Effect: He talks and acts big, but it doesn't stop him from getting his ass kicked by a very angry Luffy.
- Falls victim to this again post-timeskip, where he's built up as a serious threat only to get KO'd by Elizabello's Megaton Punch and Bartolomeo's Bari Bari no Mi.
- Worthy Opponent: His words in chapter 706 implies he has respect for Luffy as he won't laugh at him anymore.
- You Have Failed Me: Donflamingo didn't take the news of his defeat well.
- Seems to have been reversed after the timeskip, as Bellamy's still working under him. Though it's explained he stole a gold pillar from Skypiea and brought it back to Doflamingo. So more than likely, he bribed his way back into his favor. He likewise mentions he's trying to join Doflamingo's main crew, so it seems he's still working his way up the ladder.
- Or not, Doflamingo was just stringing him along. Then orders to Diamate to have him killed since he's "an eyesore". Ouch.
"God does exist in this world... and that god is me."
An inhabitant of the sky whose Cloud Cuckoo Lander
tendencies went a little too far. After eating the Rumble-Rumble Fruit (Goro Goro no Mi
), a Logia type that gives power over electricity, he began to believe that he was literally a god
and usurped control of Skypiea from its rightful ruler. He uses his Sinister Surveillance
to smite those who would defy his will, whether they be Skypieans or the Shandian Tribe, whose ancestral homeland he made his own. By the time of the Straw Hats' arrival, he was putting his plan of returning Skypiea to nothing before departing for the promised land, "Endless Vearth", with four other chosen ones
Foxy "The Silver Fox"
"We, the Foxy Pirates, challenge you, the Straw Hat Pirates, to a Davy Back Fight!"
Foxy "The Silver Fox" is a notorious pirate for having one of the largest crews in the series, together with one of the largest ships. He has such because of his mastery of the "Davy Back Fight", a sportive event between pirates where the crews wage their own True Companions
. Althought not very combat prone, Foxy is a very scheming and cunning man (which is kind of hard to believe of him, at a glance), making use of different kinds of weapons, disguises, and items, together with his Devil Fruit powers of the Slow-Slow Fruit (Noro Noro no Mi
), which allows him to slow everything his beams touch for 30 seconds.
His bounty is 24,000,000 Berries.
- Accent Adaptation: He has an Italian accent in the Funimation dub provided by Jonathan Brooks
- Affably Evil: Unlike most of his predecessors, he honestly cares for his crew, gets upset easily, and doesn't Kick the Dog, at least not ones that are played seriously. The only evil thing about him is that he's a Dirty Coward and that he takes away members from other crews. In fact, he's probably the only Anti-Villain major enemy prior to Magellan.
- Animal Motifs: Take one guess. It's as subtle as a brick to the face.
- Arc Villain: Oda admits he's the only canon Filler Villain so far as his presence has no lasting influence on the story.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Always smiling regardless of expression.
- Evil Laugh: Fehfehfehfeh.
- Filler Villain: Oda has admitted this, as his presence and arc only served as a way to build up to Aokiji's sudden appearance.
- Gag Nose: Looks like one, but he naturally has a red nose.
- Giant Mecha: The Gorilla Puncher #13; the anime version has several more, such as the dodgeball cannon "Bull's Eye-kun".
- Gold Fish Poop Gang: The anime eventually turned him, Porche, and Hamburger into this.
- Gonk: He's portly, has a Gag Nose and a Cheshire Cat Grin, a far cry from Eneru, but much less insane. Just don't tell him this to his face.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Luffy reflects his Slow-Slow Beam at him, then knocks him into the water while he's helpless.
- Minor Insult Meltdown: Will drop to his knees in shame if he hears so much as one insult thrown his way. Luckily, equally offhanded praise will get him back up immediately.
- Which is used to effectively paralyze him at one point and prevent him from interfering in one of the Davy Back matches.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: In the previous Davy Back Fights, he got a captain traded for one of his previous victims, which proceeds to overthrow him as soon as he's defeated.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Until the Captain Duel, he was regarded as a great joke. Many a "Holy Shit!" was uttered when he promptly beat the snot out of Luffy due to the pure cheapness of his power. In fact, he landed more hits on Luffy than Eneru ever did... too bad Luffy is immune to blunt attacks.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: What he gives Luffy, although it's largely because of his Time Stands Still powers.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: One of his many techniques is known as the "Foxy Face Transformation", referencing the shapeshifting abilities that mythological kyuubi are supposed to have. Instead of flawless transformation, it's this trope, which only Luffy would (and did) fall for.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Even without the Noro Noro Beam, his "Megaton Kyuubi Rush" technique can match Luffy's "Gomu Gomu Gatling" blow-for-blow.
- Sore Loser: Considering his record, it's unsurprising he doesn't take loss well. In the filler of the Davy Back Arc after the Straw Hats initially win the first round of matches, he demands a re-match just to soothe his damaged ego and noticeably cites "Combat" as the final game and no re-matches will be made in the second round since at the time his crew had wound the first two games. When Luffy manages to beat him however, he tries to extend a handshake of good sportsmanship then do a overhead throw as revenge. Only for that to fail since, thanks to Luffy's rubber body extending his arm, Foxy falls flats on his face.
- Time Stands Still: His Noro Noro Beams allow him to slow anything they touch for thirty seconds. Besides the obvious use in enemies, he adds very different (and deadly) uses to them.
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: Him and the words "fair fight" go together like water and oil.
- Ungrateful Bastard: While he does have a pride as a captain, he does fight dirty as well as turn on the Straw-hats as soon as they get his ship back from a treacherous member (also a captain).
- Weak, but Skilled: Probably the most evident example in the series.
- Zerg Rush: Does this to Luffy in the final fight of the Davy Back.
"They were criminals, so I killed them in name of justice... As soldiers, weakness is a sin. They surrendered to evil, and caused a crisis in the kingdom. That type of soldier doesn't deserve to live. So they're dead."
Rob Lucci is the strongest member of Cipher Pol #9, a top secret group of eight assassins tasked with various undercover operations for the World Government. He is calm and ruthless, even refraining from the Evil Laugh
, a staple among One Piece villains. He and his group are masters of Rokushiki
(literally Six Forms), a martial arts fighting style based on six different superhuman techniques, and he and the rest of CP9 gave the Straw Hats some of their toughest and grueling battles yet. He ate the Cat-Cat Fruit (Neko Neko no Mi
), Model: Leopard.
- Animorphism: Ate a Zoan-type which allows him to turn into a leopard or huge leopard-man at will.
- Bishonen Line: Sort of. He can use Life Return to make his large bulky leopaard-man form more proportionate to his thin human form, making him faster and more agile.
- One-Winged Angel: His leopard-man hybrid form basically serves as this, granting a boost to his already phenomenal strength. Although he's very slightly slower in this form due to its large size.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: To the letter. The realization that a pirate can defeat him is his Oh, Crap moment and the only time when he loses composture. He's subtly different from typical examples of this trope in that, instead of being a total loner, he actually considers the rest of CP9 his True Companions and his standard ice-cold demeanor warms up somewhat when there are no outsiders around.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: His skills include a complete mastery of the martial art known as Rokushiki, assassination, ship-building...and ventriloquism.
- Atop a Mountain of Corpses: Gained his reputation for an instance in which he does this. When he was thirteen. Just before being bombarded with cannonfire.
- Badass: More quiet and unhinged than the typical, but he is still this. Slaughtering 500 soldiers at age 13? Check. A ventriloquist for his Non-Human Sidekick? Check. Having a douriki twice as high as the next strongest member of his squad? Check. Able to shoot a person to death with merely his index finger? Check. Can Flash Step? Check. Can quintuple jump? Check. Can manipulate your Razor Wind kick into the shapes of a bird and a spiral? Check. A Manipulative Bastard when he wants to be? Check. Fighting and nearly killing Luffy on physical force alone? Check.
- It was even stated by Franky that had it not have been for Luffy holding Lucci off, he would have killed all of them. Considering that even includes the insanely powerful Zoro and Sanji (who are not that far away from Luffy) really says something about this guy.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Gained a suit to go along with his Nice Hat after The Reveal. When he dons the Badass Longcoat he almost rivals Crocodile in this department.
- Badass Longcoat: The one he wears while on the train to Enies Lobby. His pigeon gets one too.
- Beard of Evil: Goatee of Evil!
- Black and White Insanity: The basis of his "Dark Justice" philosophy is that any person or thing that goes against the interests of the World Government not only needs to be destroyed, but is also evil for being that way. Lucci didn't just think the soldiers he killed being taken hostage was inexcusable or that killing Robin was necessary; he honestly thought the soldiers' weakness and Robin's very existence were both unforgivable sins.
- Blood Knight: While serving the World Government comes first, Lucci wishes no other reward for his service than the blood of their enemies. He almost never actually smiles unless he's in the middle of battle, and even allows Gonbe and Chimney to trail Spandam's group so that they will lead the Straw Hats right to him.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Thanks to Rokushiki.
- Double Jump: Geppou, literally Moon Step.
- The Dragon: A classic example. His chief, Spandam, who sets the events of the Enies Lobby arc in the motion, is weak and cowardly, leaving all of the actual fighting to Lucci and the other CP9 agents.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Despite being Big Bad of the CP9, Spandam is vastly inferior to Lucci (and the rest of his team), and it is Lucci that is considered the most dangerous.
- The Heavy: He also holds the position of the motivational threat.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Lucci is perfectly willing to massacre everyone branded an enemy by the World Government, and directly states that he's going to chase Nico Robin to the ends of the world and eliminate her after he beats Luffy, but brutalizing her when she's a defenseless prisoner is too much even for him, orders or not. Probably why Lucci gets a redemption cover story and Spandam gets a double serving of Fate Worse Than Death.
- Also, the man always keeps his word. He was totally sincere about letting the Straw Hats go free if Robin surrendered to him, unlike (again) Spandam.
- Finger Poke of Doom: Shigan (literally "Finger Gun") and all its variants.
- Flash Step: Soru, literally "Shave".
- Genius Bruiser: Is quite intelligent and perceptive, on those occasions when he bothered to use his brain.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an enormous scar in the rough shape of the World Government symbol across his back, which obviously symbolizes his dedication to their brutal practices.
- Hypercompetent Dragon: Saying he is leagues above Spandam in general competence and skill might be an understatement.
- Jack of All Stats: Master of all Six Forms techniques, while his colleagues tend to specialize in one, albeit not to the exclusion of others.
- Karma Houdini: Anyone who still gets to live after all the vile things Lucci did is the epitome of this.
- Kick the Dog: Invoked. He tells Paulie that if The Reveal that his coworkers are WG assassins is too hard to believe, he'll step on Iceburg's face to convince him.
- Knight Templar: Believes in "Dark Justice", which holds that ANYONE who fails to fulfill their duty deserves to die. When he was only 13, he killed 500 soldiers captured by pirates for being too weak. Let's just say that by the end of the arc, he's forced to rethink his position.
- He seems to mellow down somewhat in the CP9 side story, after the government allows Spandam to frame them for failure. He still remains ruthless and brutal enough to terrify the citizens that CP9 save from marauding pirates. But take note that if he still fully believed in Dark Justice, he should have turned himself and the rest of CP9 in. Well, Nice Job Fixing It, Spandam.
- Lean and Mean: Unless he's in his hybrid form, and even then, he can invoke this trope with Life Return.
- Lightning Bruiser: Invokes this trope, being very tall, massive, and tough in his leopard-man form, yet remaining one of the fastest characters in the series. In a subversion, he must change into a smaller and slimmer variation of this form for maximum speed. Even without his Devil Fruit powers, though, he more than fits the trope thanks to his mastery of Rokushiki.
- A Load of Bull: Wears the bull costume in the Galley-la mansion raid.
- Made of Iron: Tekkai, literally "Iron Shell". A technique that involves hardening the muscles so that they are as strong as iron.
- The Mole: CP9 was tasked with investigating Water 7's mayor Iceberg while undercover. He even pretended to be a high pitched, friendly ventriloquist.
- My Government Right Or Wrong: It is clear that Lucci sees what a disgusting slime Spandam is, and there are some hints that he doesn't like the things he is commanded to do, but obedience to the World Government, as embodied by its highest-ranking representative, trumps all for him. He draws the line when he feels that his True Companions were betrayed by WG.
- Nice Hat: A top hat.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Lucci is the only CP 9 member without any quirks (aside from Blueno and Nero, who were beaten and killed, respectively, too quickly to establish any).
- Non-Human Sidekick: His pet pigeon Hattori.
- Oh, Crap: Not as over the top as most villains, but his reaction at seeing Luffy stay up after taking his strongest attack for the third time during their fight pretty much tells you he's screwed.
- Perpetual Frowner: Before The Reveal, he never changed his scowl, much less even spoke. After coming out as a CP9 operative, he does have a slightly wider range of expressions, such as (evil) smirking.
- Power Level: An astonishing 4000, the highest in the history of CP9; and that's just in his human-form.
- Primal Stance: Often has this in his half-leopard form.
- Razor Wind: Rankyaku, literally "Tempest Leg", and all of its variants.
- The Reveal: As a government operative.
- Sadistic Choice: When he breached the Tower of Justice and allowed it to flood, knowing that the waters would reach the Straw Hats, he gave Luffy the choice of going to save them (and drowning in the attempt) or fighting him, which would give them a slim chance of survival. Luffy rebuffed him saying they'll survive anyway, and if he went for them, Lucci would kill them anyway.
- Scary Black Man: Lucci's skin color and visible lips (drawn more realistically than Usopp's]] imply that he's supposed to be black. The "scary" part speaks for itself.
- Slasher Smile: Gives of a fantastic one in preparation for his final fight with Luffy.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Subverted. Though being the first to bring Luffy to the brink of death through brute force, he's actually lower on the algorithm than the two previous saga Big Bads Crocodile and Eneru.
- The Stoic: Unless he's fighting.
- Tyke Bomb: All of the CP9 members are apparently this.
- The Voiceless: Until The Reveal, that is.
- Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: For a ruthless killer, he has a surprisingly poor grasp of the fact that just leaving your targets disabled, trapped, and awaiting excruciating death never works.
- That being said, sparing the crew was part of the deal he struck with Robin.
- Worthy Opponent: While he does look down on Luffy and considers him incapable of beating him, Lucci does concede that he is a way better leader than Spandam.
- You Have Failed Me: Literally kicks Nero off the Sea Train for losing and trying to kill Franky (whom they need alive)
"The most important thing is my life!!! My promotion! If I let them go freely, who will protect me when something happens?"
The chief of CP9 and Enies Lobby, Spandam is Rob Lucci's superior officer, though he's actually weaker than even a normal marine. A clumsy, cowardly, but power-hungry swine, he works only to further his career. When he was a member of CP5, he convinced the leaders of the World Government to let him seek out the blueprints of Pluton. He possesses a broadsword named Funkfreed that "ate" the Elephant-Elephant Fruit (Zou Zou no Mi
), allowing it to turn into an elephant.
- Amusing Injuries: In his first appearance, he gets blown up by a stray cannonball. And it doesn't stop there.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Inverted. He's the weakest guy on Enies Lobby. He's even weaker than every marine on the base.
- Big Bad: Of the CP9 Saga.
- Non-Action Big Bad: True, he has that Elephant sword, but it's clear it's a last option security measure. In fact, what could be a truly powerful sword is almost completely worthless in his hands when he's forced to use it.
- Butt Monkey: He's always getting smashed in the face in Franky's flashback. He has no respect from his men. Kalifa considers his very existence "sexual harassment".
- Cool Sword: It's his ONLY advantage. It transforms into an elephant.
- Dirty Coward: Only talks big when he has people to do his dirty work or when he has someone at his mercy; if the latter is the case, he also sees brutally beating them as a perfectly acceptable course of action. Seeing him go out like a bitch is immensely satisfying.
- Evil Laugh: Wahahahaha.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Having his back broken by Nico Robin, the same woman who escaped his father and suffered heavily at his hands. And being hunted down by his co-workers, specifically Rob Lucci, for framing them.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's presented at first as little more than a thoroughly incompetent and incredibly obnoxious blowhard who is stricken with comically bad luck and subordinates who have absolutely no respect for him. That all gets thrown out the window when he savagely beats a captive Robin when she was bound with Seastone chains, rendering her completely incapable of fighting back.
- General Failure: He is surprisingly inept for someone in his position. It is implied he got to it through family connections, since his father, Spandine, was chief of Cipher Pol #9 before him. But...
- Generation Xerox: Spending was just as much of a Smug Snake General Failure as Spandam is now, the only difference is that Spandine cares about his men, and actually evacuates the non-archaeologist citizens from Ohara (only for Sakazuki/Akainu to kill them anyway; something that even Spandine thought was going too far). Unfortunately, his son inherited all of his qualities but the standards.
- Hate Sink: The Straw Hats hate him for nearly taking Robin away, the Marines of Enies Lobby hate him for trivializing their imminent deaths with his accidental invocation of the Buster Call, and now CP 9 hates him for trying to pin the whole fiasco on their heads.
- He Knows Too Much/The Scapegoat: That the Enies Lobby fiasco got as bad as it did is almost entirely his fault, but using his dad's influence he managed to get the blame shifted to his subordinates and have them scheduled for execution in hopes that World Government hitmen will get to them before they can rat him out. He's wrong.
- Gonk: Has a dark red nose and black markings around his eyes, making him resemble a panda. Franky even calls him "Spanda".
- Humiliation Conga: A very, very satisfying one. Let's see. He winds up losing the plans to Pluton, his agents are beaten, his base is destroyed by his own incompetence when he accidentally orders the Buster Call on it, he gets hit by a explosive star via a long distance shot by Usopp, Franky crushes him with his elephant sword, he gets slapped silly by Robin when she's freed which leaves him horribly bruised beyond the point of recognition, he can only whine and complain as the Straw Hats (and in effect his main target, Robin) get away with the Marines unable to do anything to stop them and fittingly enough, Robin delivers the final blow to him via her clutch move which leaves him with a broken back. The last we see of him is slowly healing in a full body cast. Oh yeah and by pinning the blame of the mission failure on CP9, he winds up making enemies of them who vow to hunt him down.
- Is This Thing Still On?: Mistakenly blabs that he'd let everyone on the island die in order to further his career while his Den Den Mushi is transmitting, then tries to cover it by claiming to be Luffy. No one is fooled.
- It's All About Me: His quote above clearly indicates this.
- Jerkass: Loves to Kick the Dog, doesn't care who he has to kill off to get his way, only cares about himself... Long story short, he's an asshole.
- Laughably Evil: Played with. Crazy accidents are always happening to him, his agents don't respect him, but he's one of the nastier characters in the series.
- Mask Power: Wears an iron mask on his face, which doesn't really cover most of his features. He wears it because his face had been permanently damaged by a young Franky years prior to the series' present.
- Made of Iron: He's the weakest member of CP9. So how the hell does he survive all the punishment fate sends him?
- Manipulative Bastard: Amazingly, despite his moments of incompetence, he still managed to exploit the paranoia of the Five Elder Stars. As in the chief authority of the World Government. He was then given an assignment on retrieving the blueprints of Pluton, which Spandam wanted to use to remove the authority of the Five Elder Stars and Take Over the World.
- Oh, Crap: Does this quite a few times as the situation on Enies Lobby deteriorates. His biggest one occurs when he figures out that not only did the Buster Call completely fail to eliminate the Straw Hats, but that he is now at the mercy of a very angry Robin, and that she gives absolutely zero fucks about being nice.
- Gets another one during the CP9 cover story, when, after blaming the entire incident on them and getting them declared criminals by the World Government, he gets a call from an understandably upset Rob Lucci stating they're coming for him. And remember, they're a group of elite assassins who, thanks to Blueno, can come out of thin air and are led by a guy who almost killed Luffy through physical force alone.
- Villainous Breakdown: His calm, cocky exterior falls apart as the Straw Hats prove to be more than his agents can handle. By the time they escape, he's screaming for their deaths.
- Power Level: 9, and the average Marine soldier's is 10.
- Scars Are Forever: He got savagely pistol-whipped by Franky back when he went by Cutty Flam years ago when he instigated the execution of Tom. His face was permanently damaged and he had to wear a mask to hide the injuries. Made all the worse when Robin delivers countless multi-armed slaps, Franky punches him in the face with an iron fist, and then drops Funkfreed on top of him. Spandam's head swells like a blueberry.
- Smug Snake: Barks a big game, but Fukurou points out that he is weaker than the average Marine soldier. He is even weaker than a Mook. To absolutely no one's surprise, he went out like a bitch at the hands of Robin, which he completely deserved.
- The Starscream: To the Five Elder Stars.
- Take Over the World: Has stated he wants to do this earlier in his career as head of CP5. Now as Director of CP9, it's hard to say if he still has those ambitions, but his dreams are still pretty grandiose. He could've been attempting this step by step with Robin's capture. But for now, he's trying to avoid being killed by a vengeful CP9 for framing them.
- Would Hit a Girl: He assaults Robin while she's bound by chains. And he doesn't just hit her once or twice; he flat-out assaults her. Repeatedly. Also, the way he was drawn in that same episode was darker and more psychotic than his usual Butt Monkey atmosphere, which emphasized on this.
"Don't underestimate the full destructive power of a giraffe!!"
One of the Elite members of the Cipher Pol #9 and second only to Lucci, and is also the youngest. Has a peculiar, "squared body" and a very long nose, similar to Usopp's. He too can use the Rokushiki and is a master of Rankyaku
, to the point that he's developed the Yontoryuu
(Four-swords style) using two katanas
and his legs. He also ate the Cow Cow Fruit (Ushi Ushi no Mi
), Model: Giraffe and can turn into a Giraffe-man, but despite his ridiculous appearence, he's still powerful and dangerous if not moreso.
Oars the Devil
"I wanna be King of the Pirates!... Why does that sound famillar?"
A humongous Giant from a clan known for its evil nature and who rampaged throughout the world 400+ years ago, only to die of the cold in the Northern Continent, his body was found by Gekko Moria and was redesigned by Dr. Hogback to be Special Zombie #900.
When Moria stole Luffy's shadow, and put it inside Oars. Moria felt that he had found the perfect zombie to become Pirate King with, but after a incredible battle with the Straw Hat Pirates, Oars was crippled, and his shadow eventually found its way back to Luffy, re-dying once more. However, before he died centuries ago, he had at least one child, and his name lives on with his grandson Little Oars Jr
- A God Am I: It's said that in his past, his followers worshiped him as a God.
- Ambiguously Human: Most Giants seen in the series look like super-sized humans, but Oars is more of a titanic demon in looks.
- It helps that he's partly rotten to boot.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Quite a bit bigger, though.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He gets fooled quite easily. Luffy's fault.
- Big Eater: After being resurrected, he spends a lot of time eating. Again, Luffy's fault.
- Big Red Devil: Whether or not this was intentional, his appearance is somewhat Satanic, and he was known as "The Devil".
- Blond Guys Are Evil: A shaggy mane of blond hair runs down his back.
- The Dragon: To Moriah.
- Dumb Muscle: Well, you have Luffy's shadow fueling you...
- Fat Bastard
- Feel No Pain: As a result of being a zombie. He's sure glad about it, but this comes back to bite him when he fails to realize how serious the injuries he's taking are.
- Horned Humanoid: Not quite so useful when one falls down on them, though.
- Implacable Man: Bordering on The Juggernaut.
- Kill It with Ice: What did him in originally.
- Lightning Bruiser: With Luffy's shadow as his power, he's almost just as fast as he is, given his much larger frame.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Hits all of them in some way:
- Ninja: Luffy's shadow allows him to move at speeds physically impossible for his size.
- Pirate: Luffy is a pirate, and he serves the pirate Moriah.
- Zombie: Speaks for itself.
- Robot: Hogback built a cockpit in his stomach so Moriah can fight with him. When he first saw this, he pretended that he was a robot called "Oars Bomber".
- Offstage Villainy: In his past, Oars led an army of his clan that took over islands and kingdoms, but when he is seen in the present, it's as his Zombie self.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: Quite so, as he is the current page image.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Type V
- Psychopathic Manchild: Man-child comes from his personality gained from Luffy; Psychopathic comes from the fact that he does whatever he wants, even beating up people for no reason.
- Red Baron: "The Continent Puller", as he "dragged whole islands" to his kingdom to form a giant domain all for himself.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: A red one for Nightmare Luffy's blue.
- Rubber Man: Sort of. While he himself has no such abilities, with Gekko Moriah controlling his shadow his limbs can stretch like Luffy's.
- Stop Helping Me!: Invokes this toward Moria should he do anything more than help him stretch.
- Super Strength: Oh yeah.
- Too Dumb to Live: Possibly; he died from heading into a cold region wearing naught but a loincloth. Then again, Oars. Jr was quite grateful for the hat Ace made that protected him from the elements, so it could be that Oars simply couldn't wear any protective clothing his size.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Played for laughs when Moria asks him to be his Dragon.
Voiced by: Hiroaki Miura (JP), Andrew Chandler (EN)
One of the main antagonists of Thriller Bark, and a pervert on par with Sanji. Leads the Mooks and Elite Mooks
in the arc, and kidnaps Nami to be his bride. Trades blows with Sanji because he ate the Clear-Clear Fruit (Suke Suke no Mi
), allowing him to become an Invisible Man
and turn everything he touches invisible as well.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: To an unconscious Nami.
- Altar the Speed: Justified, as his previous attempt at marrying Nami resulted in the room being crushed, and his guests killed. However, even with this in the second time, Oars's rampage makes it impossible for him to actually kiss the bride. Touches on The Determinator as he does it countless times.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Towards Nami in a wedding dress. Results in him and Sanji both trying to make speeches, and stopping mid-speech to comment 'Oh, I thought she was an angel/goddess/siren' at multiple instances.
- Badass Longcoat: It's quite regal.
- Bad Boss: Played with. He lets his General Zombies come to his wedding, and seems distressed to see them all killed by Oars in one go. He's ready to punish, maim and kick his sub-ordinates when they insult him, but they do call him 'pervert' a lot, so it's reasonable, and they are zombies after all.
- Berserk Button: Don't call him a pervert. Doesn't help he has a Delayed Reaction to it sometimes, allowing for multiple instances to build up a rage.
- BFG: He has a pair of pulse-activated bazookas strapped to his arms which he turns invisible.
- Body Horror: Allowed Hogback to cut him open and graft on pieces of animals to help his combat abilities.
- Dark Messiah: Sort of. He seems to be revered by the zombies under his command, but most of them seem to know about his quirks and strangeness. They're still loyal and respectful to him, though. The General Zombies even agree to go to his wedding.
- Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Attempts to marry Nami while she is drugged unconscious.
- Evil Counterpart: To Sanji. The two even take a break during the battle to gush over how great Nami looks in a wedding dress. Not to mention they both have the same desires, lusts and practices.
- Hand Blast: His Dead Man's Hand attack. Though it's actually due to a pair of bazookas he strapped to his arms.
- Handsome Lech: Even worse than Sanji, since he actually does the stuff that is -not- OK, and isn't chivalrous.
- Hypocritical Humour: Calls Sanji a pervert. His answer? A kick to the face and a cry of "I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT FROM YOU, BASTARD!!"
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Guilty of many of these. As Oda stated, even his sense of humour is invisible!
- Intrepid Reporter: Word of Oda confirms in SBS Volume 71 that Absalom has been reporting a lot of big news under the name "Absa" using his devil fruit. He was at the Battle of Marineford and he was also the one who revealed the alliances between the Supernovas.
- Invisibility: His Devil Fruit ability, allowing him to become an invisible man. He can also turn anything he touches invisible.
- Made of Iron: He claims his body, which has the hide of an elephant surgically grafted to it, will shatter the legs of anyone who tries to kick him. Until Sanji comes along that is.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: A human body, with the face of a lion, muscles of a bear and gorilla, and the skin of an elephant.
- Moral Myopia: He is repulsed by Zombie!Lola's attempts to force him into marriage. He then spends most of the arc trying to forcefully marry Nami while she was drugged unconscious (and this is after he all but molested her).
- Oh, Crap:
Sanji: With all those animals in you... you'll make formidable mince meat...
Absalom: -becomes momentarily visible from fear, and panics, kicking Sanji violently-.
- Nice Hat: As worn by a bishop.
- Not So Different: The zombies watching his and Sanji's fight remark that as much as Sanji tries to be noble, he and Absalom are more similar than different. One important difference is showcased, though: Absalom, unlike Sanji, is willing to involve innocents in his fights.
- The Peeping Tom: Spies on Nami in the shower. One of the reasons Sanji is mad at him. (Not because it's bad, but because he's always wanted to do it. And always wanted the Devil Fruit that Absalom ate.)
- Skip to the End: Really impatient at both his wedding attempts.
- Super Strength: Has the combined muscles of a bear and gorilla and a weight of 300 kilograms thanks to all the animal parts Hogback grafted onto his body.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His Body Horror form. He even removes his cloak beforehand too when evoking it.
- Wedding Deadline: Averted. As soon as he gets Nami, he knocks her out, dresses her up, and brings her to the altar.
Voiced by: Horoshi Iwasaki (JP), Marcus D. Stimac (EN)
One of the main antagonists of the Thriller Bark arc, Dr. Hogback was a world-famous surgeon whose skills were considered miraculous, and disappeared ten years before the beginning of the main storyline. Chopper once idolized him, and is surprised to discover he was in Thriller Bark all along. He claimed to the Straw Hats that he arrived on the island to study the zombies about. He is assisted with his zombie servant, Victoria Cindry, is prone to smashing plates and making cutting remarks especially about him
The crew later discover that he was the one who helped create the zombies, and is working for one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea: Gekko Moriah. He reveals to Chopper and Robin the truth of his disappearance and involvement with Moriah: He hated the fame his skills as a doctor gave him, and that Victoria Cindry was a celebrity he fell in love with, but died in an accident. Depressed over the news of her death, he resigned. However, Moriah contacted him with the promise of bringing Cindry back to life, and so he stole her corpse and disappeared to Thriller Bark, reviving her as a zombie, and creating Moriah's undead army.
- Bait the Dog: When the Straw Hats arrived outside his mansion, he was quite genial and welcoming of them, claiming that he came to Thriller Bark to study the zombies and learn the nature between life and death. It's soon revealed that he actually was the co-creator of the zombies of Thriller Bark, and the more that was learned about him, the more increasingly unpleasant he turned out to be.
- Beware the Silly Ones: The guy has some very comical moments, especially with Victoria Cindry, but he's possibly one of the most loathsome villains in the entire series, approaching as bad as Spandam, when he delivers his Motive Rant and his treatment of the zombified Cindry near the end of the Thriller Bark arc.
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: With Cindry.
- Broken Pedestal: To Chopper.
- Celeb Crush: For Victoria Cindry.
- Cool Shades/Sinister Shades
- Dr. Jerk: In his backstory: Despite his world-renowned skills a doctor, he later became disillusioned with his job as more patients came to him begging for his miraculous talents, and the only reason why he even continued was not of a desire to help people but for the money. He became even worse even Moriah employed him.
- Evil Laugh: Gives a high-pitched "Fosfosfosfosfos!"
- Fangs Are Evil: His canines stick out quite a bit.
- Fat Bastard
- A God Am I: Boasted to have achieved a skill in medicine that doctors could only dream to: mastery of life and death, through the creation of the zombies at Thriller Bark.
- Kick the Dog: Orders the zombified Cindry to kneel, he kicks her and then orders her to lick the floor. He then admits that he does not care for Cindry's personality, only the beauty she had.
- Mad Doctor
- Made of Iron/Unexplained Recovery: He somehow survived Oars stomping on him.
- Morality Pet: Victoria Cindry when she was alive. She was the only patient of his that he cared for, and even had a crush on her. However, she turned down his offer to marry her, as she was already engaged, and shortly had an accident and died. This made Hogback twisted in his pursuit to conquer all ailments, even death itself.
Chief Warden Magellan, now Vice Warden
"Never forget that I have both the power and the authority to execute you all right now!"
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Hoshino (JP)
Magellan is the chief warden of Impel Down, the most feared and impenetrable dungeon in the One Piece world. As such, he is a very imposing man with a very stern, business-like manner. Even when things get out of hand, he keeps up his professional manner, inspiring hope and admiration in much of the prison staff. Forms a bit of an Odd Couple
with Vice-Warden Hannyabal, a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass Starscream
, who, despite his eccentricities, Magellan endorses as his successor.
Magellan has the power of poison, granted by the Venom-Venom Fruit (Doku Doku no Mi
), and is consequently one of the most dangerous fighters in the story. He can cover himself and others with poisonous corrosive slime, and emit posion gas (which he's able to breathe). The effects of his poison can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, from blinding tear gas to paralyzing neurotoxins. As a side effect, Magellan has taken a liking to actually ingesting poison, and while it can't kill him, it gives him severe bowel troubles, forcing him to spend much of his time relieving himself. After the Impel Down arc, he got beaten to an inch of his life and had to be hospitalized and sedated to prevent him from killing himself. He eventually got over it, but was still demoted to Vice Warden during the Time Skip, much to his dismay.
- Animal Motifs: His face is quite similar to that of a baboon.
- Anti-Villain/Hero Antagonist: Many fans see him and the less-evil members of the Impel Down staff in this light, as they do their jobs to ensure normal, ordinary citizens can rest easy knowing murderers, rapists, and thieves are safely locked away.
- Arc Villain: He's the primary antagonist of the Impel Down arc, and never appears following that arc, but by no means an actual villain.
- Badass: Curb-stomping the Determinator main protagonist with minimal damage and absolutely no comeback from said Determinator protagonist? Check. Tearing through hordes of rebelling prisoners without breaking a sweat and leaving no survivors? Check. One-shotting the Blackbeard Pirates simultaneously?. Check. The position of Chief Warden of Impel Down must require "Badass" to be present on the resume.
- Bad Boss: Subverted with Hannyabal. Despite their bickering, they get along occasionally. Played straight with other subordinates as he usually breathes poison gas on them to keep them in line. Also, he doesn't show any hesitation of using his poison attacks while they are in the vicinity.
- Bad Powers, Good People: You'd think there wouldn't be much "good" to do with a power that revolves entirely around fatally poisoning mass amounts of people. But Magellan put it to good use by becoming the warden of world's toughest prison, where most of the inmates certainly deserve a good poison bath.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: His horns are detachable and can be worn on his hands to function as this. He can also infuse them with his poison to make them more lethal.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Spends very little time actually doing his job on account of being occupied in the bathroom suffering intense bouts of diarrhea for several hours a day, but God help you if you have to actually face him. A slight subversion in his case though, as when Shiliew was still Head Jailer (replaced by Sadi Chan), Shiliew was actually considered more dangerous because he was actually around more often, and likely too competent for his job for his own good.
- Characterization Marches On: Initially on his first appearance he was a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass who was as lecherous as his vice warden and acts slightly goofy on the job, but when compared to his later characterization of a completely No-Nonsense Nemesis who takes his job very seriously and is extremely unfettered in his devotion to his position, it's rather amazing to see the difference.
- To be fair, that was before everything in the prison went to shit.
- Combat Pragmatist: He has his silly moments, but during fights, he does not screw around. When he runs across Blackbeard's crew, he doesn't even bother asking why they're there without official permission; he just one-shots them all on sight.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: When he realizes that the inmates are about to reach Level 1, he orders his men to withdraw all the boats surrounding Impel Down, preventing them from escape. Though Jimbei, Crocodile, and Mr. 1 manage to secure a boat, they are too far away to get the rest of the inmates back. Magellan's plan would have very well worked had it not been for Ivankov surviving his poison and using his body as a makeshift life raft.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Dresses like an SS officer and uses poison gas... Oy.
- The Dreaded: Most characters react to the idea of Magellan appearing the same way—with an Oh, Crap. The only people that ever try to pick a fight with him are usually over confident, unaware of his strength, or Too Dumb to Live.
- Driven to Suicide: He's so distraught about allowing so many prisoners to escape Impel Down that he has to be sedated to keep him from killing himself in shame.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: To Hannybal. See Vitriolic Best Buds.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Ax-Crazy Chief Jailer Shiliew's rampages across Impel Down killing off prisoners had made Magellan less than pleased, particularly as he had no damn reason for doing so, and he was forced to imprison him in Level Six as he was far too dangerous to be ignored.
- Subverted/justified in that he's not actually evil, just an antagonist.
- Godzilla Threshold: Faced with a prison riot, an escape attempt involving countless Level 6 prisoners, and the sudden appearance of Blackbeard, he authorizes Shiliew's temporary release to deal with the latter. He really, really didn't want to resort to that, but considering Impel Down was being attacked by no less than three separate groups at once (two of which containing some serious heavy hitters), he was kind of out of options. And too bad for him, it didn't end well.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: After getting in another fight with the Blackbeard Pirates, he gets beaten badly and is left with some scars on his face.
- Hero Antagonist: He's brutal, but still fair and reasonable; the only reason that he's even coming into conflict with Luffy is because Luffy's goals (freeing Ace) just so happens to conflict with his own (keeping order and making sure that a bunch of incredibly powerful and dangerous criminals stay locked up). If it wasn't for the conflict of interest, he'd be more than happy to live and let live.
- Horn Attack: His "horns" are actually detachable and he can wear them on his hands as weapons.
- It's Personal: He was only trying to stop Luffy from escaping because it was his job. But when he finds Hanniybal beaten badly from his fight with Luffy, that only gave him more motivation to stop Luffy.
- Large and in Charge: He's both tall and broad.
- Mighty Glacier: Never moves at a pace faster than a brisk walk. He moves faster using Venom Road, but he only does so to reach places he can't get to via walking.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: He does not fuck around. If he thinks you're a threat, he doesn't even bother asking any questions and just goes straight for the kill.
- Obviously Evil: Subverted; despite his appearance and what not, his goals and motives are only technically evil in the sense that they conflict with Luffy's. If anything, he's more of a Knight Templar, in that anyone who comes to his prison must be a terrible criminal. For the most part, he's correct. However, he does work for the World Government, which means that people they deem as too dangerous, which could be even as simple as political dissidents, could land there.
- One-Man Army: He could kill every single person in Impel Down if he wanted to.
- Advancing Wall of Doom: Is seen as this by most of the prisoners. And for good reason. And he really becomes this when he uses Venom Demon.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As the prison warden of Impel Down, he enjoys reminding unruly prisoners who is the boss. By melting them.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Him vs Luffy. Guess who won? Hint: It wasn't Luffy.
- Implacable Man: In the second half of the Impel Down arc, he's basically an Advancing Wall of Doom. No one wants to fight him, anyone who gets caught in his poison is left for dead so more people don't die, and by the last chapter of the arc, only a very small percentage of the original escapees manage to get out alive.
- Subverted off-screen. Turns out he got beaten to within an inch of his life after Luffy left, in Magellan vs. The Blackbeard Pirates, Round 2.
- The Juggernaut: Let's be clear about something. The entire second half of the Impel Down Arc basically amounts to Luffy and the gang running away from this guy. And that's not even going into when he uses Venom Demon...
- Made of Iron: And how! Even by the standards of this show, Magellan is ridiculously durable. The man's tanked everything from bullets to cannon fire and it doesn't seem to even faze him. Even Luffy's Gear Second attacks, which could seriously injure a normal opponent and send them flying through a room, can at the most bring him to his knees. The only real wound he suffers is a blow to the forehead from his fight with Ivankov, not that it did much. This record gets broken when he is beaten by the Blackbeard Pirates, who give him some scars on his face.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Luffy tried to do what had always worked until then and thought being The Determinator would let him blow right past Magellan. It didn't end well for him.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He could potentially destroy all of Impel Down if he decided to.
- Poisonous Person: His Devil Fruit allows him to produce and control different types of poisons, from toxic gas to paralytic neurotoxin to hyper-corrosive acid.
- Deadly Gas: His power.
- The Paralyzer: Also his power.
- Poison Is Corrosive: His ultimate poison Kinjite (literally "Foul Hand"), which he uses in Hell's Judgement technique, which he's forbidden from using because it can potentially melt all of Impel Down.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Hydra and Hell's Judgment.
- Superpower Lottery: Magellan's ability to manipulate poison makes him a very deadly opponent. His ability to coat himself in a layer of poison makes it nigh impossible for opponents to fight him in close combat without killing themselves. And if you try to run away, he has many ranged options such as Hydra, Venom Blowfish or Venom Road. When he really means it, he can also use Hell's Judgement above. And even without his poison, Magellan himself is a hulking tank of a man who is ungodly tough to take down. With this kind of powerset, is it any wonder he's the warden of a maximum security prison?
- Technicolor Toxin: Usually purple, unless he gets mad. In that case it Turns Red.
- Walking Wasteland: The Venom Demon technique.
- Punch Clock Villain: The most straight up example here. He is merely doing his job and keeping dangerous inmates in prison. He only comes into conflict with Luffy because the latter is attempting to break Ace out of jail, something he cannot allow.
- Purple Is Powerful: Well, his poison is a sickly purple looking colour and is a powerful paralysis-inducing toxin.
- Putting on the Reich: He and most of Impel Down's staff dress very similarly to Nazis, right down to the armband.
- But you have to admit how undeniably cool he looks.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When he summons his Kinjite poison. The sign that you really should run away.
- Red Right Hand: Subverted. Despite his demonic appearance and Bulgori-like hands, he is only evil in the fact that he's working for the World Government, and is just trying to keep bloodthirsty criminals behind bars.
- Touch of Death: Played Straight and Subverted, in a way. If you're a normal person (as in not a Determinator), you'll die if he touches you all right; but it won't be painless and instantaneous. You will suffer.
- Tranquil Fury: Spends the second half of the arc boiling mad from everything that's happening but keeping it all under the surface.
- Tyke Bomb: A sbs reveals◊ that he had his Poison abilities since he was a small child, but fortunately Magellan just didn't have the disposition to effectively use it then. He also didn't have a very happy childhood because of it either.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite his arguments with Hannyabal, Magellan is noticeably upset when he finds him defeated by Luffy and states that he will not accept anyone else as his successor if he dies.
- Winged Humanoid: Has two large wings on his back to go with his overall devil motif.
- You Shall Not Pass: He's determined to not let anyone out of Impel Down.
Marshall D. Teach — "Blackbeard"
"I have a message for the whole world! All you pathetic commoners out there who cling to peace! You too, Marines! And the World Government! And of course, the pirates of the world! The future of this world has just been decided... Zehahahaha! That's right! From now on... THIS IS MY ERA! Zehahaha... ZEHAHAHAHA!!"
An ambitious former member of the Whitebeard Pirates whose fate seems entwined with Luffy's. He ate the Dark-Dark Fruit (Yami Yami no Mi
), a Logia which affords him the awesome power of darkness. All-in-all, a somewhat difficult man to read. Like others with the initial "D." in their names, he's kind of a big deal.
Initially he started off as a no-name pirate, whose only relevance in the story was that he killed one of Whitebeard's crew and ran off, with big goals that had his sights set on Luffy to kickstart his plan. However, Ace intercepted him and the two clashed. Blackbeard won and turned Ace over to the Marines, securing a position as one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. However, it was just a means to an end to enter Impel Down during the Marineford war and recruit some high-bounty pirates into his crew. He then headed to Marineford and had his crew help gang up on Whitebeard and kill him. Somehow taking Whitebeard's earthquake power for his own before departing when Shanks arrived. Two years later, it's revealed he took over WB's territory (since being in his crew, he knew every location they've been to) and is now one of the Four Emperors. His crew are now searching for high level Devil Fruit users to kill so they can take their powers for their own
- Archnemesis: To Luffy himself; who holds Blackbeard chief responsible for Marineford and all that went wrong there, most of all being Ace's death, regardless of Blackbeard having not physically sealed the matter.. It may be mutual, given in their first conversation since then in Dressrosa, Blackbeard seemed unsettlingly delighted that Luffy was back in the game.
- Almighty Janitor: He was in the service of Whitebeard for over 22 years, and was offered the spot of 2nd Division commander when it was vacant, due to his strength, durability, and maybe knowledge of Haki, but he declined, saying he had no such ambitions, giving his support to Ace. Long story short, he lied.
- In addition, he became a Warlord with a former bounty of 0, being an absolute unknown before then.
- Badass: As a member of the Whitebeard Pirates, this guy took on Shanks and gave him three scars, and that was before he ate the Dark-Dark Fruit. After his betrayal, he defeats Ace, one of Whitebeard's division leaders, with little effort. Then, through a combination of strength and shrewd planning, he assembled a crew from Impel Down, the most dangerous prison in the world, culminating in killing Whitebeard and stealing his Devil Fruit power! Put simply, there's a damn good reason he was able to replace Whitebeard as one of the Four Emperors.
- Badass Boast: "THIS IS MY ERA!"
- Bait the Dog: He seemed nice to Luffy and his crew, but the Marineford Arc gave us a true idea of his personality as someone who is more concerned with power than True Companions.
- Batman Gambit: Successfully playing off of Whitebeard's familial protectiveness of his 'children'? Using the war to infiltrate Impel Down and double his crew size knowing the whole world's attention would be on Marineford? Certainly qualifies.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Kick-started the Whitebeard War, became an Emperor after killing Whitebeard himself, and currently ties with Sakazuki as the primary antagonist for the series.
- Beard of Evil: It took three costume changes, but he finally got one.
- Big Damn Villains: During the Impel Down arc, Luffy is having a tough time getting Hannyabal to stay down. Blackbeard then shows up and knocks him out in one shot.
- He also pulls a spectacular one just as Whitebeard is going to town on the Marines after Ace's death. He even recruited several new crew members from Impel Down. His crew descends on Whitebeard and kills him.
- Big Eater: He debuts in a seemingly throwaway scene in which he attempts to match Luffy pound for pound in food. They just happen to have opposite tastes.
- Blessed with Suck: His Dark-Dark powers have some drawbacks. It's unique among the Logias in that it doesn't make him immune to physical strikes (he in fact speculates that it might even make them hurt more) and projectiles are slightly drawn to him.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Blackbeard will step on anyone to achieve his goals, and appears incapable of understanding the concept of "grudges". For example, when Ace confronts him about killing Thatch, he pretty much brushes off the issue and invites Ace to join his crew, despite it being painfully obvious that Ace has come for vengeance.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's big, cheerful, idealistic, Affably Evil, cares for the well-being of his men, is a Big Eater matching Luffy, and loves a good fight. If anything, what makes his actions unnerving is that he doesn't seem to have an "off" switch for his friendliness, as seen when he cheerfully addresses Ace and tries to recruit him while planning to murder Luffy.
- Bullying a Dragon: Mocks Whitebeard to his face, insulting his inability to save Ace and the fact that his devil fruit is useless against Blackbeard's own. Whitebeard responds with a spear to the shoulder and a quake-punch that has Teach begging for his life.
- Captain Colorbeard: Just like his namesake.
- Casting a Shadow: The Dark-Dark Fruit's power literally lets him generate shadows.
- Gravity Master: One of the central powers of the Dark-Dark Fruit, and a staple of his attack pattern thus far.
- Necessary Drawback: His gravity powers can suck in Devil Fruit powers and drag opponents closer to him. They also subtly attract projectiles toward his body, making him reliant on his own toughness.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Subverted. Despite the Dark-Dark Fruit being a Logia-type, which had thus far featured this trope as a standard feature of its power-sets, its abilities actually make Teach more vulnerable to physical damage than normal. Of course, being an incredibly powerful individual as he is, he's still not easy to put down, despite this handicap.
- Power Copying: It seems that because of his own unique body structure, he can absorb the powers of at least one other Devil Fruit from corpses, and he was after Whitebeard's Tremor-Tremor Fruit power. Post-Time Skip, he's said to be hunting after others to do the same to them.
- Power Nullifier: His power allows him to cancel the abilities of other Fruit users while he remains in contact with them. Unfortunately, as Whitebeard was all too happy to teach him, this does nothing to reduce the power of an unaided physical attack.
- Power of the Void: The Darkness can absorb anything into it, literally erasing it from our world. Of course, he can also expel it.
- Power Parasite: In the final stages of the Battle of Marineford, Blackbeard steals Whitebeards' Devil Fruit!. Post-timeskip he goes after even more.
- The Chessmaster: At this point, he's likely on par with Crocodile's cunning. His plan to become the Pirate King has so far included throwing his former commander to the World Government to detract attention away from himself. Using that feat in order to become a Warlord of the Sea to gain access to Impel Down. Relying on the whole world being too focused on the Marines' war against Whitebeard (over the aforementioned commander) to notice him breaking into Impel Down and recruiting the worst criminals held there into his crew. Finally, showing up in the middle of said war to kill Whitebeard and steal his Devil Fruit power. Damn...
- Chewing the Scenery: The quote above, among others.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Did this to every superior he encountered in his pirate career. Second Commander Ace and Captain Whitebeard of the Whitebeard Pirates (it's even implied that he did this literally to Thatch in the anime), and the World Government as he renounced his Warlord title, after freeing several Level 6 Impel Down prisoners. Although, it seems one of his new crewmembers may have this.
- Curbstomp Battle: In spite of all the power he wields and the threat level that he was shown to pose, he still lost badly to Whitebeard with very little effort on Whitebeard's part (a Whitebeard that was about one step away from death, to boot) and would have been killed if his crew hadn't stepped in to save his ass.
- Dark and Troubled Past: In spite of every trait described about him making him a completely immoral and ruthless man this drawing by Oda for an idea of what the Warlords were like as children◊ implies that he's not as simply evil as we though him to be. And out of all of them, he's the only one looking miserable, meaning he must've suffered a great deal before he became the way he is now
- Dark Is Evil: He even went out of his way to claim his darkness powers are the most evil of all Devil Fruits. Considering he can completely nullify other Devil Fruit powers, there might be more to this claim than it being a simple boast...
- Dishing Out Dirt: He now posseses the Tremor-Tremor Fruit.
- Dirty Coward: Surprising, given how he carries the Will of D. and yet faces death with cowardice. When Whitebeard is about to kill him, he has the audacity to cry about Whitebeard killing his own son. This is right after Teach mocked him and killed his subordinates. He then adds on by wimpering and cowering before him.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: He's always been a Large Ham, but when he gets the powers of the Tremor-Tremor Fruit he goes full-blast into this trope.
- Even Evil Has Standards: For all his less admirable qualities, even he has more empathy than Akainu.
- Evil Counterpart: Another one for Luffy, and also the best fit for the trope. In addition, the rest of his crew also shadow other members of Straw Hats.
- Just take a look at Teach's Black Hole stance—it's almost picture-perfect for Gear Second's stance, save for the open palm as opposed to closed fist. Now, contrast the black "smoke" of the Yami Yami no Mi to the white steam that comes off of Luffy. If this doesn't set off some parallel alarms, nothing's gonna.
- This becomes even more clear with the addition of Shiliew who, being a master swordsman, is a pretty obvious shadow of Zoro.
- Another similar trait is his own talent to get powerful pirates to join him. From all looks of things, Evil Is One Big Happy Family within the Blackbeard crew.
- Not completely. A line from Shiliew seems to imply that some of the more powerful pirates only joined Teach because he had a shot at taking Whitebeard's Tremor-Tremor powers, and that they intended to ditch him and go their separate ways if it turned out he actually couldn't.
- In Chapter 575, it seems Avalo Pizarro may not be 100% content serving him.
- Also both Blackbeard and Luffy were recognized by Shanks as having great potential; he saves Luffy's life at the cost of his own arm, and he warns the powerful Ace not to tangle with Blackbeard.
- Evil Laugh: "Zehahahah" is pretty much the most common thing to come out of this guy's mouth, almost to the point of a Verbal Tic.
- Evil Overlord
- Face Death with Dignity: Subverted. One of the biggest indicators that he isn't a true inheritor of the mysterious "Will of D" is that when he is in immediate life-threatening danger and has a legitimate chance of dying, he starts begging for his life like the Dirty Coward that he is.
- The Fatalist: This is his crew's central motif and belief.
- Fat Bastard
- Faux Affably Evil: He'll appear friendly at first, but then he could quickly switch to mocking and killing people in a heartbeat. All while still wearing the same smile.
- For Want of a Nail: Pretty much everything that's happened recently (minus Sabaody) is connected to his killing of Thatch and capture of Ace.
- Friendly Enemy: For the most part, anyway. He had nothing but encouragement and praise for Ace and, later, Luffy, and then later Whitebeard, but he brutally dismissed Hannyabal's belief in the pursuit of justice.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From a Giant Mook to Warlord of the Sea to Emperor.
- Genius Bruiser: Doesn't seem like it at first, but he is a rather cunning planner. So much so that he's able to manipulate the World Government, and use them to find new crew mates.
- Giant Mook: See Almighty Janitor above. Because he kept his head down a lot, he served this role to Whitebeard instead. Until the Dark-Dark Fruit came along, that is.
- Glass Cannon: His Devil Fruit is considered one of the strongest, but it also makes him receive double damage from enemy attacks.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: He does this to Jewelry Bonney after he defeats her crew and captures her. Her response? A kick to the face, after which he expresses that's a very unlady-like thing to do.
- It's All About Me: To him, it doesn't matter how many died in the Paramount War, or from the various problems afterwards, like a release of who knows how many evil Pirates from Level Six or the surge in new Pirates, all directly or indirectly from his own actions. As long as he becomes Pirate King, it's all good.
- Jerkass: Hints of this are given in his fight with Ace, but he fully becomes one once he meets Luffy again.
- Just Between You and Me: Inverted. He doesn't tell you phases of his plans until after they played out. This is confirmed when fellow schemer and predecessor Crocodile asks him why he would throw away his Warlord title so soon, only for him to reply it's none of his business. He would later reveal that the only reason he had the title in the first place is to break into Impel Down and take the world's worst criminals as his crewmembers, while his former captain prepares for battle with his former allies.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: When he went to Impel Demon to get a new crew he had the Level 6 prisoners kill each other in order to find the remaining members for his crew. But, considering they're all unrepentant criminals who were implied to be rotten to the core...
- Klingon Promotion: He became one of the Four Emperors by killing his predecessor Whitebeard.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Even if you get Whitebeard's powers, if you don't know much about it yet, like he has admitted to, it wouldn't do much against a guy like Shanks, not to mention Sengoku, the rest of the Warlords, the Admirals, and the rest of Whitebeard's crew. Probably why he wisely withdrew from Marineford.
- Large and in Charge: Subverted. Although he is 11'3", he's not the biggest member of his crew. Vasco Shot, who seems to be around the range of Kuma/Moria, i.e. 22 feet, towers over Blackbeard. And that's not even getting started on San Juan Wolf, who looks to be as tall as the Sears Tower.
- Large Ham: When he can get time to tell someone of his thoughts and plans, he explodes with it, like the quote above.
- Made of Iron: It takes a lot to bring him down, and it's easy to do it, him being so slow. Too bad for him Magellan exploited his weakness by flooding out his pain neuroceptors.
- Man of Kryptonite: To any Devil Fruit users.
- Manipulative Bastard: Notice how he often talks to his enemies in a calm and friendly manner? That's to get someone's guard down before he attacks.
- And how he's been in wait during the whole Paramount War, but only reveals himself once both sides are very much weakened?
- Forcing the inmates of Level Six to kill each other in order to get a chance to escape as members of his crew can count.
- Mighty Glacier: Yep.
- Nothing Personal: Says this about killing Thatch. He had nothing against him, it was just the only way to get his Devil Fruit. This is also his general attitude about Ace, Luffy, Whitebeard, and anyone else he screws over. While he did turn Ace in to the World Government, that was only because Ace refused his offer to join his crew and attacked him. And though he originally intended to capture Luffy and turn him instead, it was simply because of his bounty. Otherwise he encourages Luffy to follow his dreams and even wished him luck in rescuing Ace. As far as Whitebeard, he even admits that he admired him, it's just that he feels Whitebeard's time is over. Whitebeard however sees the murder of Thatch as a very personal insult.
- Not So Different: Seems to think he and Luffy are on a similar level with their powerful ambitions and huge dreams. Luffy seems to agree since he's very disturbed by Blackbeard's Black and Gray Morality and the implications it presents.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Received one from a very nearly dead Whitebeard that would have resulted in his death if his crew hadn't stepped in.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Someone really should have taken a closer look at this guy after he managed to give Shanks a permanent scar in a head-on clash, before eating his Devil Fruit.
- Obviously Evil: He has a mouth filled with gaps for starters.
- Odd Motif Out: He is pretty much the only pirate in the series that explicitly does not have a bounty.
- He also is the only member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea not to have an animal motif, though he resigned from the position later after getting what he wanted from it.
- Person of Mass Destruction: His darkness powers can engulf half an island by himself, and now he's stolen Whitebeard's power to create earthquakes and tsunamis.
- Psycho Rangers: His crew serves as this to the Straw Hats.
- Rousing Speech: To the Straw Hats on their first meeting. He compliments them on sticking up to their beliefs and assures them that some fights aren't worth it with fools like Bellamy. It's enough to leave Luffy speechless.
- Stout Strength: Is a very big man, but incredibly strong and durable.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cherry pies. Every time we see him eating it's always cherry pies.
- Übermensch: He rejects the increasing Pirate beliefs of not believing in the future, seeks to bring a New Age, is a firm believer in personal strength and morals (primarily dreams, in his case), is very charismatic, and incredibly good at shaping the world to his will.
- Wolverine Claws: Seen sporting at least one in a flashback in Chapter 645.
- Wrong Context Magic: Both the Dark-Dark Fruit compared to other Logias, and his ability to possess multiple Devil Fruit powers.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: He claims to be playing Speed Chess; in his own words, he has a plan, but circumstances keep changing and he's adapting the plan to fit the bumps along the way. For example, he wasn't going to bother following his original plan to bring in Luffy for a bounty after Ace caught up with him. Once the plan is fully laid out, it looks a lot more like a Roulette with all of the things that went his way. Though a lot of that was probably just luck, and his fortunes may change in the future.
- Not a joke: The reason he became a Warlord of the Sea? To gain the opportunity to break into Impel Down.
- Considering that he needed the Warlord position to break into Impel Down and release the Level 6 prisoners eventually, he was probably planning to confront Whitebeard at some point, anyway. Realizing that Ace was hounding him made things go even faster and everything falling into place easier.
Admiral Sakazuki / Akainu ("The Red Dog")
"Gold Lion" Shiki
"I will rule over all the seas from the sky!"
"The Flying Pirate" Gold Lion Shiki is a legendary pirate known for clashing with Gold Roger himself and for being the very first pirate to ever escape from Impel Down. His base of operations is a collection of floating islands
, which he himself made with his Float-Float Fruit (Fuwa Fuwa no Mi
), swarming with fierce animals called Merveille, from which he and his five-thousand strong crew plot their revenge on the world.
- Accent Adaptation: A thick Jamaican accent in the English Dub.
- Animal Motifs: The lion, of course. Not only does he have long, mane-like hair, Merveille is littered with Mix-and-Match Critters (as the lion is the king of beasts). But to really drive the point home, he uses his powers to create roaring lions out of the surrounding enviroment.
- Artificial Limbs: He uses swords as prosthetic legs. Really.
- Atop a Mountain of Corpses: Pulls this in Chapter 0.
- Bad Ass: Inactive for twenty years, still fights off the entire Straw Hat crew by himself. Even tanking some of their strongest attacks without even flinching.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Golden-blonde.
- Bullying a Dragon: In Chapter/Episode 0, he tries to rescue Gold Roger from execution by going to Marineford alone and picking a fight with (then) Admiral Sengoku and Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp in the process. He lost easily and ended up in Impel Down as a result.
- Chunky Updraft: A pretty basic application of his powers.
- Didn't See That Coming: Thinking Luffy will kill himself in the lightning storm and finding it has no effect on Luffy (y'know, being made of rubber and all). It just super-charged Luffy's attack who brings it right down on Shiki.
- Evil Plan: Known for making these. His latest one spanned two decades in its formation.
- Evil Laugh: Jihahahaha.
- Fantastic Racism: Has an irrational hatred of East Blue, as it's where Roger died, and Shiki found it a disgrace that such a great pirate would meet his end in the weakest of the seas. Which ultimately is the reason he antagonizes the Straw Hats when they mention most of their members are from there. Also worth noting that the only two people to ever beat him were both born in East Blue.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He's seen chomping on an over-sized cigar fairly often, even while fighting.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: While being able to levitate things doesn't sound very impressive, the way he uses his power is very scary.
- Irony: Shiki's plans for world domination are stopped by a man from East Blue. Twice.
- Kill 'em All: Shiki's plan for the inhabitants of his floating islands and the entirety of East Blue as a message to the world of his power.
- Large Ham
- Laughably Evil: When he's not shooting his own men out of anger, oppressing villagers, Sadistic Choicing people, or shoving their faces into poisonous substances, he comes off as quite eccentric, performing dance routines to '70s espionage music, nicknaming people, and joking that Dumb Muscle Scarlet reminds him of his mother.
- Life or Limb Decision: He cut off his legs in order to escape from Impel Down.
- Load-Bearing Boss: The way his powers work is that once he levitates something, it stays in the air until either he decides to let it down himself, or he somehow loses control. Once Luffy defeats him, the Floating Continent ceases to float.
- Manipulative Bastard: After seeing Nami's navigation skills, he'd already decided he wants her as his navigator, so he acted friendly around the Straw Hats before kidnapping her, and separating the crew across his island, and on the occassion that Nami escaped from his fortress and found the crew, he has visual Den Den Mushis around, so he could just go back for her and kick the asses of the Straw Hats, and threaten to finish them off as well as her home-town, to bring her to his side. It's too bad Nami's a better schemer... and that she'd already been through similar crap with Arlong.
- Mind over Matter: Basically what his DF ability boils down to.
- Oh, Crap: His reaction when the lightning he thought would kill Luffy only enhances his Gear 3 Gigant Leg and Luffy bringing it down his way.
- Playing with Syringes: The source of his monstrous animals is a special chemical called SIQ, which speeds up the evolutionary process.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He fancied himself Roger's rival, and couldn't possibly believe that the Marines had captured him. Since then, he's become highly jaded with the Great Pirate Era, believing that all of the pirates that came since Roger are mere treasure mongers.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Seeing on how he can throw islands at you...
- Power Floats: Literally. His Devil Fruit allows him to fly and levitate other objects, up to and including
- Razor Wind: Thanks to his sword-legs, he's capable of launching a flurry of air slashes while airborne.
- Red Right Hand: The steering wheel lodged into his head and the two swords he uses for prosthetic legs.
- Say My Name: Just before Luffy beats him, he screams out Roger's name.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Usually gargantuan lion heads.
- Slasher Smile: Variations. He sports a beaming grin as he drops Marine battleships out of the sky, has a smarmy smirk as he coerces Nami into committing a Face-Heel Turn, and finally goes on to a full-blown Slasher Smile while fighting Luffy.
- Too Dumb to Live: See Bullying a Dragon.
- Underestimating Badassery: Shiki constantly thinks Luffy and the Straw Hats are beneath him and doesn't take them at all seriously. Even when the crew comes bursting into his throne room just as the final phase of his plan is about to take off. And they throw the whole place into disarray. It ultimately leads to his downfall when he doesn't bother attacking Luffy as he's charging up his final attack.
- Villain Protagonist: Was this in Chapter/Episode 0.
- Visual Pun: Overlaps with Stealth Pun - he has the helm of a ship stuck in his head.
- We Can Rule Together: To Roger. Apparently he thought that Roger knew the location of a weapon of mass desruction, and wanted Roger to join with his massive armada so they could Take Over the World. Roger, of course, declined, then curb-stomped his so-called "armada".
"Three-Tongued" Demalo Black
"Hey big guy! Don't you know who you're talking to!?!"
A phony that thought he and his crew could pass themselves off as the Straw Hats after the time skip
. He attempts to use the deception to gain more people to support him. He and his whole crew were curb-stomped by the Marines when they show up when they hear that Straw Hat has come back... which he really should have seen coming.
The only major contribution to the story is introducing the far more menacing (but still out of his league) villain Caribou.
His actual bounty is 26,000,000 Berries.
- Arc Villain
- Beard of Evil: Luffy isn't even old enough, buddy.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Sentomaru kicks his ass with one strike, and from the broad end of his axe, to boot.
- Evil Laugh: Dohaha.
- Fat Bastard: A good reason that tells you, he ain't Luffy.
- Gonk: Another reason.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Look at the image and tell me THAT'S Luffy!
- Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks that he can pass himself as Luffy, but he's obviously out of his league.
- Smug Snake: Thinks he can get into the New World by pretending to be Luffy, but it is proven to be an impostor by the now more powerful Luffy.
- Too Dumb to Live: His scheme involves impersonating some of the most wanted and most dangerous pirates in the world, without having anything to back it up, and using that to goad other pirates that are way more powerful than him (and a personality to match) into doing his dirty work. Does this sound like a good idea to you?
"Wet-Haired" Caribou and "Blood-Splatterer" Coribou
"Hey hey heeeyyyy! Weren't you on the phone with the good ol' Marines just nooowwww?!? We wouldn't like that, you knooowww?!? If you called themmmmm, gehehehehehe! This plaza will be smeared in blood, you knowww! With your blood, that issss! Right, Coribou?"
"Yuuupp! Sorry bro-bro, sorrryyy!"
Coribou Voiced by: Kohei Fukuhara (JP)
An infamous rookie pirate captain with a bounty of 210,000,000 and a Logia-class Devil Fruit, "Wet-Haired" Caribou and his brother, "Blood Splatterer" Coribou (his bounty is 190,000,000) are infamous for mudering Marines and burying them alive. Coribou's a nervous, stuttering, and oblivious wreck, while Caribou's a psychotic, homicidal serial killer that buries his victims alive for irritating him, all while praying to God to forgive the victims' sins. Caribou ate the Swamp-Swamp Fruit (Numa Numa no Mi), a Logia class Devil Fruit which allows him to transform into, create, and control a mud-like substance which he refers to as "swamps".
- Ax-Crazy: Good lord, Caribou!
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Vander Decken and Hody Jones during the Fishman Island arc. While the first two are working together, Caribou's roaming around Fishman Island on his own, kidnapping various mermaids and planning to sell them off in an auction, which indrectly caused the inhabitants of the island to blame the Straw Hats for it. The mess is cleared up by the end, thankfully.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Is also nowhere near as threatening as either, and his every interaction with the Straw Hats sees him being humiliated. Both those guys are Wannabe's themselves, but Caribou is much less threatening than even them.
- Blob Monster: Caribou's Logia-class swamp Devil Fruit allows him to turn into one.
- Body Horror: Examples found in chapter 650. The first one if most terror-worthy, but even in the second...bodies should not be like that!
- Buried Alive: One of his favorite ways to kill someone. This also happens to be the final fate of the Imposter Straw Hats, excluding Demalo Black (incapacitated and incarcerated by Sentoumaru), Cocoa, and Fake Chopper (both were taken away by men in black suits).
- Butt Monkey: Once Caribou met the Straw Hats, his life pretty much turned into this. Even in a proper fight, he went down in one punch. The purpose of his character is to showcase the difference between the Grand Line and the New World; being a Logia, he would have been an extremely difficult opponent to the Paradise-level Straw Hats, but Logia on its own just doesn't cut it anymore, and Caribou quickly finds himself humiliated by six New World-ready pirates from three different crews.
- Chest Blaster: Caribou keeps a gatling gun hidden inside his body, which pops out of his stomach when he needs to fire it.
- Combat Pragmatist: Like Caesar Clown, he possesses a Logia that, while strong, is nothing on its own in an area that is positively lousy with powerful Haki users. Like Clown, he's very aware of this and dispenses with theatrics in favor of good old-fashioned dirty fighting; unlike Clown, he doesn't fuck around. It allowed him to win a fight with the guardian of Kaido's favorite island by using his powers to asphyxiate him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Caribou thrice over near the end of the Fishman Island arc. He gets knocked out of the palace while trying to kidnap Shirahoshi. Knocked out with one punch when the Monster Trio pursued him and then again by Pekoms while trying to take back the treasure he stole.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: When Caribou's crew tried to attack the Straw Hats, their ride is pulled off by a terrified seacow — Momoo. Caribou, knowing he has no chance of taking on the entire Straw Hat crew, pretends to be a coward and a weakling on par with Spandam, begs for forgiveness, and hides his Logia powers. If Franky didn't catch him monologuing, he might have picked off the Straw Hats before the Monster Trio could come back.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Caribou's Devil Fruit allows him to control and transform into mud.
- Dumb Muscle: Coribou seems to fill the bill — no real tactics, no clever strategy. He just follows his Bro-bro's instructions.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Nanas: in the cover story it's shown that they were raised by their grandma and it may became a reason why Caribou went back to save Gaburu's grandmother
- Evil Laugh: Kehehehe for Caribou.
- Fat Bastard: Coribou's much more overweight than his brother.
- Gatling Good: Unlike his brother, Coribou relies on a massive hand-cranked Gatling Gun to fight. Caribou uses this, too, keeping one in his chest as a surprise attack.
- Gonk: Both of them are hideously ugly, not to mention freaky-looking, but especially Caribou to frightening levels.
- Hammerspace: As a secondary effect of his powers, Caribou can absorb anything into his body, which comes in handy when he wants to kidnap young mermaids, even huge ones like Shirahoshi (Though he was fortunately stopped before he could go through with that).
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Caribou's shirt has very long sleeves that extend past his fingertips. He can turn the tips of his sleeves into a mud-like substance (thanks to the power of his Swamp-Swamp Fruit) and use them to spew copious amounts of mud at people.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Per the above. He has a spear, a pistol, a scythe, and a gatling gun stuffed inside him.
- Head Pet: Coribou seems to have an Iguana on his head for hair.
- Humiliation Conga: His entire cover story arc so far is this. Jinbe basically serves him humiliation pie each cover.
- It started even earlier than that. The Straw Hats send him flying when he's about to kidnap Shirahoshi, then Pekoms hands him his ass. Then the mini-arc begins, and it all goes downhill from there.
- Almost being burned at the stake, getting stuck in a storm, being saved by a little old lady, being mistaken for a revolutionary commander — at this point, he's become so pathetic that people are starting to actually pity him.
- Seems to have been broken after he fights off some of Kaido's subordinates, showing he really did earn that bounty.
- Identical Stranger; He happens to look a lot like Gaburu, a commander in the Revolutionary Army.
- Jerkass: Comedic humiliations aside, Caribou is a rather unpleasant individual.
- After being saved by Gaburu's grandmother, he seems to have become genuinely attached to her, saving her from Kaido's subortinates.
- Lethal Joke Character: By New World standards, Caribou is a laughably pathetic newbie who relies far too much on his logia to survive but he was not only able to take down some of Kaidou's men and their commander, a cyborg that is implied to have fought X.Drake pre-timeskip, he destroyed one of Kaidou's factories by enveloping it entirly into his swamp body - effectivly winning Kaidou's favorite Island for the Revolutionaries.
- Nightmare Face: Caribou. Looks even more unsettling in the anime.
- Not So Harmless: He's shown winning in a fight against Scotch. Yes, he's winning a fight against the guardian of Kaido's favorite island. That has to count for something.
- Novelty Decay: If he had appeared during the first half of the Grand Line, Caribou's Logia fruit would have made him one of the most dangerous kinds of opponents. After the Time Skip, he serves as an example of why a Fruit alone isn't good enough.
- Oh, Crap: When Mohmoo ran away and took the rest of the crew with him in fear, Caribou had such an epic one that was on par with Eneru.
- He had another one later when Luffy caught him red-handed trying to kidnap Shirahoshi.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Caribou is a Logia, but he may actually be an aversion, as since he's a liquid-based one, he seems to have a set amount he can generate, and he can be confined in a closed space (A barrel, if you want to know), but he can absorb materials into him like Blackbeard can. Guess he's more of a lesser example, in that sense.
- Psycho for Hire: For the Impostor Straw Hats, before he defected.
- Red Shirt: Coribou ended up as one. While attempting to rescue his brother from the Straw Hats, the giant Kraken grabbed their ship and crushed it in one snap, popping their protective bubble coating and leaving the crew to float in the sea, possibly drowning or being crushed by the pressure.
- Nope. Chapter 650 reveals that he's still alive.
- Scary Black Man: You wouldn't know it from the manga, but in the anime Caribou is actually black (Although his brother is pale white, for some reason) and he is hella scary with his deformed face and bright Green Eyes and whatnot.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: It's not very wise to open an unknown barrel with SUPER security seals. Poor mermaids.
- Serial Killer: Both Caribou and Coribou earned a reputation for killing Marines and burying them alive.
- Shovel Strike: Coribou seems to carry one around, but actually uses it to dig more than fight.
- Sinister Scythe: Caribou has one hidden away inside his swamp form.
- Slasher Smile: Caribou's default expression.
- Soul Saving Crusader: When Caribou's about to kill someone, he asks an unspecified god to forgive them of their sins. It's one of the reasons he's one of the most disturbing villains in the series.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Wouldn't have lasted a week in the New World if he hadn't met the Straw Hats, due to his reliance on his devil fruit powers. Then he got his ass kicked by Luffy, Pekoms, and Jinbei, and for the most part seems more sensible, yet even more pathetic.
- Smug Snake: Constantly has to reevaluate his plans, not because of Xanatos Speed Chess, but because when he encountered the actual Straw Hats he discovered he was completely out of his depth.
- The Starscream: Caribou & Coribou only joined the Imposter Straw Hats so they could kill them on the inside for fame.
- Swamps Are Evil: Caribou is a Logia class Devil Fruit which allows him to transform into, create, and control a mud-like substance. This fruit also grants a Hammer Space like power that allows Caribou to swallow up and store things within his body; presumably, this ability comes from quick sand being a huge threat in swamps as well as countless stories of people wandering into them and disappearing.
- Ungrateful Bastard: When Caribou is captured by some G5 marines in his mini-arc, the rest of his crew shows up to save him. His idea of thanks is to take their ship during the fighting and leave them behind.
- Later, when an old lady nurses him back to health, the first thing he does as soon as she falls asleep is to steal some food and jewelry from her.
- Why Won't You Die?: Coribou constantly gets left for dead or worse by Caribou, and somehow he manages to ALWAYS come back to his big bro; Crew and Ship and all. Crushed by a Kraken 1000 meters under the sea and drowning? Ship burnt by G-5 marines and being horribly tortured? Don't worry, they're fine.
- The Worf Effect: His one-hit defeat at the hands of Mr. Pekoms seems to exist mainly to showcase that Logias are yesterday's news.
- Yank the Dog's Chain: A rare villanious example during Caribou's coverstory - of cource, since he's kind of a jerk, it's more funny to see him constantly yanked back to life-threatening peril. Even when Caribou wins and things are looking good for everyone, he doesn't catch a break: After beating Scotch and taking down the weapons factory, he immedeatly gets attacked by what looks to be Timeskip X.Drake, who is almost certainly WAY out of Caribou's league.
Vander Decken IX
"Princess Shirahoshi! No matter how long I search this wide ocean floor, I will never find such a grand and beautiful woman such as you! If the love you possess allow us to be married, then good! But you must not live on with your life with someone else! If then that time comes, then you will die Shirahoshi! You must pledge your love to me or die! Your fate is death or marriage!"
The legendary captain of the Flying Dutchman, a mysterious ship that travels undersea. Is eventually revealed to be the descendant of the real deal, and
a Bullhead Shark Fishman. He's wanted in the Ryuugu kingdom because of his one-sided love for the Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi. He eventually teams up with Hody Jones and the New Fishmen Pirates in order to take over Fishman Island and marry Shirahoshi. However, after being rejected by the princess, he's now trying to kill her. He also ate the Mark-Mark Fruit (Mato Mato no Mi), a devil fruit that allows him to always hit his targets from anywhere.
- Affably Evil: Always very polite and formal towards everyone, even when he's about to murder them.
- Arc Villain: Together with Jones, for the Fishman Island arc.
- Ax-Crazy: This guy's idea of giving presents to the object of his love is to throw weapons at her, try to kill said person (and her friend) when they reject him, and if that doesn't work, throw a massive ship half the size of Fishman Island to make sure he wouldn't miss (Not that he ever does, but try blocking a ship that large coming your way).
- Badass Mustache: Decken's got a wavy, crazy-looking one.
- Bad Boss: He's willing to let his underling Wadatsumi die when he fell from Noah on Gyoncorde Plaza.
- BFS: The "gifts" he sent to Shirahoshi are literally bigger then he is.
- Beware the Silly Ones: How is a guy so incredibly eccentric dangerous at all? How about when he decided upon seeing Shirahoshi's ability to call Seakings, that he needed a treasure that instantly ages anyone who opens it so he could use it on her to age her into a woman so he can marry her? And then while doing that, decided that throwing weapons at her with his ability was a romantic proposition? And then when he gets told 'no' personally, finds a ship that's BIGGER THAN FISHMAN ISLAND and then THROWS IT AT HER (albeit he used his ability to do so)?
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Hody Jones for the Fishman Island arc, but...
- Big Bad Wannabe: He's somewhat of an anticlimactic antagonist, since he was easily pummuled by a tied-up Luffy.
- Cat Smile: Justified, since bullhead sharks are also known as 'cat sharks' in Japan.
- Colony Drop: He decided to throw the ancient ship of Noah, which is half the size of Fishman Island, at Princess Shirahoshi, after his rejection by her and defeat by Monkey D. Luffy. Doing so would easily destroy all of Fisman Island.
- Dual Wielding: When confronting Luffy and Shirahoshi, Decken uses two axes.
- Everything's Even Worse With Sharks: Vander Decken himself is a Japanese bullhead shark fishman, who oddly has four legs. They are known as cat sharks in Japan, so he can double this up with Cats Are Mean, as well.
- Evil Cripple: Decken seems to have quite a hunchback.
- Evil Laugh: Bahohoho.
- Gratuitous English: In the anime, "Dead or marriage !"
- Hoist by His Own Petard: After being impaled by Hody, he touches him and throws an axe at him, and then tries to kick him with concealed daggers in his shoes. Hody uses this to flip Decken into the path of his own oncoming homing projectile.
- If I Can't Have You: Decken toward Shirahoshi. When she rejects him, he decides to kill her.
- Important Haircut: After being 'rejected' by Shirahoshi, he shaves his head bald... but only the part that's hidden under his hat, so his outward appearance doesn't change.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Hody, via his trident, for trying to screw with him.
- Improbable Aiming Skills/Homing Projectile: Decken's Devil Fruit power, he can hit his target from anywhere with any possible weapon.
- An Axe to Grind: Decken uses giant Battle Axes bigger then he is to send his messages to Shirahoshi & uses two hatchets as main weapons when confronting Shirahoshi and Luffy.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Huge swords are also part of Decken's usual "love letters".
- Grievous Harm with a Body: He even threw Jones' human pirate slaves at the tower, so that they could open the gates from the inside.
- Annoying Arrows: Averted. Just look at Hachi to see how they felt.
- Colony Drop: His latest projectile is a massive ship that's half the size of the entire Fishman Island.
- Insane Troll Logic: He wants to marry Shirahoshi for her powers. However, she's too young for him. But there are legends of a treasure belonging to the royal family that could age Shirahoshi to marrying age. So, how does he intend to get his hands on said treasure? By marrying Shirahoshi.
- I Work Alone: Or rather not as an underling to someone. An equal partnership is fine, though.
- Jailbait Wait: He first took a fancy to Shirahoshi when she was six. Granted, it was because of her powers more than anything else, but he certainly didn't seem to mind the thought of her remaining that age mentally so long as her body was matured.
- Jerkass: As if stalking and throwing weapons at the Mermaid Princess for 10 years plus wasn't enough, now he's tossed a whole pirate crew at Shirahoshi's tower.
- More recently, he tested his powers on poor Hachi and almost killed him with a hail of arrows. Hell, he even resorted to killng Shirahoshi (and Luffy) immediately after she rejects him, albeit in a polite manner.
- Kick the Dog: What he did to Hatchan is downright awful.
- Laughably Evil: He's a complete and utter Jerk Ass, but he's just so darn odd; it's kind of hard to hate him as much as Jones.
- Legacy Character: The Vander Decken in the myths is actually the Grandfather of the current Captain.
- Lolicon: Decken took an interest in Shirahoshi about 10 years ago. 12 or so years ago, Arlong tried to recruit him, meaning he had to be bare-minimum late teens-early 20's. Chapter 621 showed 6 years prior to his stalking she was born. So, Decken is estimated to have started to stalk Shirahoshi when she was about 6 or 7.
- Subverted big time. Yes, he started stalking Shirahoshi at age 6, BUT only because he witnessed her ability of summoning Giant Sea Monsters to do her bidding, a skill that his late Grandpa was searching for as well.
- In chapter 626, he jumped at the rumor that there was a way to age her up, and he'd previously noted that her age was a problem.
- Made of Iron: The guy got thrown head first in to the ground by Luffy with a Jet Hammer attack. Later Hody Jones stabbed him with his trident AND he got used as a shield by his own thrown axe. How did he lose his conciousness? By hitting his head on a stepping stone.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Decken, oddly enough, seems to have two extra legs. This is likely due to how the bullhead shark has three pairs of "belly fins" (two big near the head and four smaller) unlike the usual two pairs of the other kinds of shark.
- Nice Hat: Decken has a Fedora that looks a bit like a straw hat in silhouette...
- Not Quite Dead: Decken is still alive after the ordeal with Hody, and basically is this... and then he gets knocked out by hitting his head on a step.
- =Shark Man: It's not immediately obvious from his appearance, but he's a Japanese Bullhead shark.
- Shout-Out: Decken has a hat rather similar to Michael Jackson in his "Smooth Criminal" persona & has one glove on, albeit not covered in Rhinestones.
- In the latest chapter, he has adopted a Tao Pai Pai-esque style of movement by tossing a coral pillar at Shirahoshi and jumping on it.
- Sore Loser: The woman he's stalking politely tells him that he's not her type. Cue to tossing first axes then a whole giant ship on her.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards poor Shirahoshi; he sent love letters written on broad-axes and swords, and later in the series a freaking ship at her.
- Verbal Tic: Decken often interjects "I think" into his sentences.
- Villain Team-Up: He refused one with Arlong, citing that he doesn't work under anyone. Conversely, he allied himself with Hody Jones, stating that he prefers being able to work alongside someone and be treated as an equal. Of course, he threw that out the window the moment Shirahoshi rejected him by throwing the Noah ship at the princess and subsequently Fishman Island, knowing that it would kill his allies in the process but not caring in the slightest.
- Unwitting Pawn: Hody Jones only recruited him to not just help with the invasion of Ryuugu Palace, but to kill Shirahoshi. Jones recoginzed the dangers the princess' control of Sea Kings would bring, and knew that Decken's If I Can't Have You mentality would bring him to kill her.
- Spanner in the Works: Decken's ultimate plan to kill Shirahoshi- the aforementioned Colony Drop- almost ruined both New Fishman Pirates' plans to conquer Fishman Island and the Straw Hats' plan to save it. Then Hody decided that Kill 'em All is a good plan too...
"We are going to steal back Fishman Island, the center of the world, from that cowardly Sea God Neptune! And we are going to pull down all you humans into the abyss of the sea! We are going to teach you all that the Fishmen are the true supreme race!"
A Great White Shark Fishman, the captain of the New Fishman Pirates and a former soldier of the Neptune army, Hody Jones is an admirer of Arlong and strongly believes in his ideals. He led the assault on the Ryugu Palace in order to take over the kingdom while his underlings create chaos elsewhere on the Island.
A former colleague of doctor Vegapunk, and an expert on mass-murder weapons. He is wanted by the government as he's the suspected culprit behind the explosion at Vegapunk's research facility in Punk Hazard turning it into a toxic wasteland
, and has hid himself on Punk Hazard. He has eaten the Gas-Gas Fruit (Gasu Gasu no Mi
) allowing him to transform into gas as well as manipulate all different types of gas.
He has a bounty of 300,000,000 Berries.
- Almost Out of Oxygen: His Gas Logia allows him to manipulate ALL types of gasses. So he can invoke this, and he in fact does invoke this. Often.
- Always Someone Better: Vegapunk was this to him, so much so he went as far as lying about the accident just to besmirch his name. The Marines didn't believe it, obviously.
- The Straw Hats actively invoke this to reassure the children, stating that as fearsome Caesar appears to be to them, Luffy's much more powerful. And it's true. By New World standards, the man's a weakling, and he knows it, which is why he relies on the reputations of his benefactors when faced with the unintimidated Luffy.
- Arc Villain
- Arms Dealer: With him being at large, and his love of making Weapons Of Mass Destruction, it's only natural he'd become this to a Black Market who has much less compunctions about using them than the Marines.
- Axe Crazy: According to Smoker. It's not exaggerated, he's as nuts as they say.
- Bad Boss: See Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
- Berserk Button: Saying his experiments failed, Vegapunk in general, and saying that he's dumb.
- BFG: Is seen toying with a very large pistol when Law talks about his weapons.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Sort of - Doflamingo, using the alias of "Joker", was revealed as the one covering Clown's activities from the Marines via Vergo. It seems Doflamingo is very interested in Clown's extremely deadly weapons of mass destruction as he sells them to the highest bidder.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems to be this towards his underlings. He saved them from the brink of death, after causing their near-fatal condition in the first place, using his technology (Law also helped, with his ability), but he's not above performing experiments on them.
- Breath Weapon: He can shoot a beam of ignited gas from his mouth that looks a lot like Kizaru's lasers.
- Choke Holds: Well, his fruit does allow him to do a variation of this. Because you know, gas logia.
- Consummate Liar: While the readers know he's a Bad Liar due to his crocodile tears and hammy acting, he managed to fool a good number of his subordinates as well as the kids he was experimenting on like this. Even when Brownbeard found out the truth and tried to warn his men working under him, Caesar managed to turn this on him in an instant, claiming Brownbeard was responsible for the gas attack that changed the island, despite the fact his men know he was nowhere near the island by that point.
- Cool Sword: He has a Bunsen Burner Sword. Well, okay, it's technically just a bunsen burner built into a sword hilt, but he has a blue flaming sword he can control with his gas logia.
- Deadly Gas: The Devil Fruit allows him to produce ANY type of horrible gas-related poisons to use against his enemies. Too bad for him, Luffy is immune to practically his entire arsenal. But too bad for Luffy, he still needs to breathe.
- Deal with the Devil: Trafalgar Law made one with him: to be sure that they wouldn't stab each other in the back, Law received Monet's heart, while Clown gets to keep Law's heart and share it with Vergo.
- It now turns out that Law returned Monet's heart back to Caesar Clown, but Clown thought he was getting Smoker's heart. Long story short, it didn't end well for Monet.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He stole from Big Mom for crying out loud.''
- Evil Counterpart: Implied to be one for Vegapunk, holds a grudge against him.
- Evil Gloating: Practically every word coming out of his mouth. He's just that kinda guy.
- Evil Laugh: Shurororororo!
- Fantastic Drug: He feeds the children he keeps captive in Punk Hazard an addicting stimulant to ensure that they would never want to leave the island, and knows the drug is deadly at this stage so they will die soon from it. Children.
- Faux Affably Evil: Oh goodness yes!
- Flaming Sword/Laser Blade: His Blue Sword, which looks kinda like a lightsaber.
- Foil: His depraved and cruel nature provide a remarkable contrast to many of the Straw Hats. He's an amoral doctor who mirrors Chopper's benevolent doctor as well as a seemingly kind caretaker to the children who matches up with Nami. Finally his cowardly, Bad Boss nature is brought up against Luffy's fearless and reckless but caring nature.
- Gas Leak Coverup: His Gas logia fruit allows him to use this as a convienient method to keep Marines and Pirates away from the entire island his laboratory is on. It helps that he basically nuked the island 'accidentally' so to ensure that nobody would bother to look for him there, because who'd live on a lifeless, poisoned island?
- Bites him in the butt when he releases more gas to keep Smoker away, making the island appear deadly, but Smoker points out how after so many years there should be far less gas in the air.
- Hannibal Lecture: He comes up with these so often it's practically his way of speaking.
- Horned Humanoid: Apparently has/wears horns on his head.
- I Meant to Do That: "Failure" is a word he's not familiar with, claiming what he does is according to plan.
- Incendiary Exponent: Being made of gas, all he needs is a match to set himself ablaze. Unfortunately, for people who try to use that against him as fire still needs oxygen, a gas which he can remove at will.
- It's All About Me: Absolutely obsessed with proving he's the better scientist to Vegapunk, stepping into territory no scientist with a rightful mind would go into.
- It's Personal: Luffy fights with him three times throughout his debut arc, but it's the third fight learning just how depraved Caesar was that truly drove Luffy to kick his ass.
- Jerkass: He's a Mad Scientist who especially loves weapons of mass murder, he caused the incident that made Punk Hazard into a wasteland, he kidnapped and performed experiments on children, he drugged those same children to prevent them from wanting to escape, he acts like a nice guy to his underlings only to perform more experiments on them later... What a nice guy.
- He even had all this planned right from the off when he was working under Vegapunk. When he was told that he was kicked off the staff for his actions, his response WAS to blow up the island.
- Karma Houdini: While Luffy did give him a major ass kicking and he was captured and prepped to be exchanged to Doflamingo, when Admiral Issho's men were prepared to arrest him thinking Law captured him for his bounty, Issho points out that he's Dofalmingo's subordinate, pardoning him for all of his crimes!
- Kick the Dog: Does this so often it's hard to even list how many separate times he's done this.
- Kill 'em All: Attempted to do this to everyone on the island outside his laboratory for the "grand experiment" of his latest Weapon of Mass Destruction.
- Lack of Empathy: The only thing he seems to feel something for is his personal weapon of mass destruction Smiley, who he treats like a sort of pet.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After performing horrible experiments under the protection of an Emperor (Kaidou) it seems fitting he might end up being completely screwed over by another (Big Mama) thanks to her anger at him swindling money from her.
- And even then, he didn't think twice about "killing" Smiley by changing back into a gas.
- Living Macguffin: After his capture, he becomes little more than a bargaining piece between Law and Joker. Nami even lampshades his status as one of the three "cards" in play between the Straw Hats and Doflamingo.
- Mad Scientist: To be precise he's a Mad Scientist whose primary field of expertise is WMDs. Nice combination, isn't it?
- The Man Behind the Man: Works for a pirate codename "Joker" aka Donquixote Doflamingo of the Seven Warlords and Donflamingo's main subordinate Vice-Admiral Vergo, co-leader in G5, who covered up the kidnappings.
- Monster Clown: And unlike with Buggy, that is not make-up.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He stabs what he thinks is Smoker's heart. Actually, it's his subordinate, Monet's, who was about to kill everyone on the island.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His second fight with Luffy put him on the receiving end of one of these. Not that he didn't earn it.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Some fans even think he looks kind of like a Naruto character.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Caesar Clown's face bears a slight resemblance to Cesar Romero's portrayal of The Joker.
- Obviously Evil: Except to his minions.
- One-Winged Angel: After absorbing Shinokuni, becoming a literal gas giant that corrodes and petrifies anything he touches.
- Oh, Crap: Not as glaring as Eneru, but he does seems shocked when Luffy grabs him in chapter 670. Much more pronounced in 671 after Luffy escapes from his giant explosive trap, and even more so during his second battle with Luffy in chapter 681.
- In Chapter 691, he has this crossed with This Is Gonna Suck as he's about to be hit by two of Luffy's Gigant Pistols, even more so because he's a Logia, who normally isn't affected by this.
- The anime expands on this as he clashes with Luffy in a bit of Test of Strength between his gas powers and Luffy's Haki. He thinks for sure he's going to win when the petrification effects start forming on Luffy's hands. But Luffy powers through it and his attack starts pushing back against Caesar's. When Caesar realizes this he starts panicking and tries to bargain with Luffy to save his skin.
- But words cannot express the fear on his face when he sees the ship of Big Mom. Apparently, some time ago he swindled funds from Big Mom for research, and since he's currently in the custody of the Straw Hats, he's out of Kaido's protection through his relationship with Doflamingo, meaning that he's screwed.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Is given a really bad disguise during the Dressrosa arc to go unnoticed. I mean, he's still wearing his GAS GAS jacket and his disguise is basically a false mustache, a hat, and some sunglases. Suprising noboby, it works flawlessly... except on Pekoms.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep: In the anime, his voice is briefly distorted upon absorbing Shinokuni.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Brownbeard on his failure on being a captain.
- Self-Immolation: Since he's a gas logia, he can actually set himself on fire as a form of self-defense and be perfectly fine. It's how he attempts to avoid being kidnapped by Luffy. Again.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: His Hannibal Lecture states that no one will come to help on the island, and asks if Luffy had to guts to take on the guys protecting him: Doflamingo and one of the Four Emperors. He clearly has been living under a rock all these years because Luffy has made it clear that he'd be willing to take on the entire WORLD if it came to that. As such, Luffy hits him with a regular haki-infused punch and claims that he's been taking on guys like that for a while now.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He's got a lot of big names backing up his ego. He himself can be considered this in the New World because he relies entirely on his Logia powers, while others (Smoker, Crocodile, Eneru, The Admirals, etc) use other forms of combat (weapons, martial arts, Haki) to fight if the situation calls for it. Though, as Caesar used to be a World Government scientist, he's probably not the guy you'd expect to be good in a fight, Logia Devil Fruit or not. Hence why he relies on the fame of his benefactors to back him up.
- Apparently, he also swindled funds from Big Mom. The fact that he did it at all indicates this, simply because by New World standards, he's a weakling, and he knows it, but he did it anyway.
- Smug Snake: The second Logia after Caribou to be this, and being an aversion to the previous users who have either all been Badass or Smug Supers, he relies heavily on his Logia powers and breaks down when they don't work.
- The Sociopath: Everyone is just a means to an end to Clown.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Caesar Clown or Caesar Crown?
- Stuff Blowing Up: His standby solution for problems he can't solve with the "use gas logia to removed oxygen from the air so they fall unconscious" method.
- Super Smoke: He has yet to make an appearance in a completely solid form, preferring so far to be at least partly gaseous thanks to his Logia-type Devil Fruit.
- Taking You with Me: After being beaten by Luffy, as he is unable to move, that he decides that he is likely going to die; he at least is going to take down Smoker with him, having his heart in his position, while the latter is completely unaware.
- ... Or so he thinks, at least. Law had swapped Smoker's heart with Monet's, meaning he actually has her heart. So after he stabs it, it's not Smoker who dies.
- Tears of Fear: At the end of chapter 691, when Luffy is about to attack him with a Gear Third bazooka attack
- Theres No Kill Like Overkill: What got him into trouble with the Marines. He had been hired to make weapons for them to use on pirates, but all of Caesar's weapons would hurt innocent bystanders too much to ever be used.
- He did mention that Akainu displayed interest. It's too bad he was too much of a dick to make anything out of it though.
- Too Dumb to Live: He declares that Luffy won't dare hurt him due to his powerful connections, despite it being common knowledge that Luffy once openly declared war on the World Government.
- He stole funds from Big Mom. Big Mom! Did he seriously think he could get away with that?!
- Villainous Breakdown: He remains pretty confident up until his third re-match with Luffy. Then he goes into a Motive Rant in the hope Luffy would be scared off. Nope, Luffy just decks him harder. After Law slashes the lab building in half. He pretty much starts to lose it, raving at his own men and calling them guinea pigs.
- Weak, but Skilled: Especially compared to most Logia. His gas manipulation is very dangerous and he uses it very well, to the point where he beats Luffy in their first showdown. Cunning and power aside however, he has no fighting prowess outside of his Devil Fruit, and he's none too good about taking a hit from any competent Haki-user.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction: This is his field of research expertise, next to Gas-based projects. His rivalry with Vegapunk basically led him to engineer an 'accident' where one of these basically blew up 2/3s of the research facility so Vegapunk would publicly take the fall. It sort of turned out badly for Caesar too, because the incident made him a wanted man, due to Gas-based weapons being A: Illegal and B: Caesar's speciality, not Vegapunk's, so the marines saw through it.
- In Chapter 668 is revealed that said Weapon of Mass Destruction is a gargantuan, poisonous Blob Monster called Smiley.
- But wait! it gets EVEN BETTER! The Slime actually has a name, Smiley, and it has also somehow managed to eat a Devil fruit (Zoan-Type, Sara-Sara Fruit - Model: Axolotl). And then he gets it to eat a giant candy that kills it, transfering its devil fruit to a random fruit nearby and turning it into a deadly gas cloud.
- We Have Reserves: He doesn't give a crap how many of his henchmen die, since he can easily replace them. Hell, he'll even gladly sacrifice them for his experiments. Momonosuke even overheard him gloating about the fact that the children he experimented on will not survive five years. What an asshole.
- Would Perform Experiments On A Child: Uses children to work on a super soldier drug knowing the drug will kill them all in five years or so. And when this group of kids dies, he would just go on and kidnap another set to continue his work.
- You Have Failed Me: Had this done to Brownbeard after he allowed himself to be captured by the Straw Hats.
A harpy and personal assistant to Caesar Clown. She is actually working undercover for Donquixote Doflamingo.
She ate the Snow-Snow Fruit (Yuki Yuki no Mi
) that allows her to control and turn into snow.
- An Ice Person: Her Devil Fruit gives her power over snow.
- Barrier Warrior: She can create snow barriers powerful enough that it takes a Haki-imbued Gear Second Luffy to break through it.
- Cute and Psycho: Judging from her facial expressions during her battles with the Straw Hats, she seems to enjoy fighting a little too much.
- Cute Monster Girl
- Cooldown Hug: Weaponized: the sheer cold she exudes allows her to make opponents exhausted and fall asleep by hugging them.
- Dark Chick
- Designated Girl Fight: Not completely intentional, Zoro was more or less just messing her with in their battle until Tashigi came along and chastised him for letting gender keeping him from beating her quickly. So Zoro pretty much tells her "You think this is easy, then be my guest" and let Monet and Tashigi duke it out. Once Monet indeed proves more then Tashigi can handle, does Zoro come back into the fray, satisfied that his point was made.
- Genre Savvy: When Monet informs Caesar of the crew's power, she points out that the bounties aren't updated, so they might be much stronger than they look.
- She knew that Luffy was stronger than her, but that she didn't have to defeat him - stalling and trapping him was enough, as it keeps him away from Ceasar Clown.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: She picked up on the argument Tashigi and Zoro were having, with the former accusing Zoro of being some sort of chauvinist who doesn't treat women as capable fighters (the accusation had more to do with Tashigi's insecurities that any sexism on Zoro's part), so Monet assumed Zoro wouldn't attack her as she went after Tashigi. This turned out to be very wrong. However, she does get points to paying attention to the interactions of her opponents, and taking advantage of them.
- Half The Woman She Used To Be: Courtesy of Zoro. He could have killed her this way if he had used Haki, but he decided not to, and instead let fear take over her, allowing Tashigi to finish her off easily.
- Harping On About Harpies: Monet is described as an Harpy, and fits the description pretty well.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Monet seems to be this for Caesar.
- Improbable Weapon User: She uses a pair of giant ice picks like swords.
- Killed Off for Real: She gets her heart stabbed by Caesar, who thought he was taking down Smoker.
- Lecherous Licking: Constantly licks her lips in a rather suggestive manner.
- Meaningful Name: She's named after a famous French painter who, among other pieces, was known for some wonderful paintings of winter scenes.
- The Mole: She's actually working undercover for Donquixote Doflamingo, and was working under Caesar Clown's command as a double agent, to monitor his actions. Even before this, she was a mole as one of King Riku's servants, and allowed Doflamingo's crew to enter the kingdom.
- One-Winged Angel: Her "Eternal Snow" technique transforms her into a huge and scary snow monster.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: Sometimes when she's reading.
- Rapunzel Hair: Has some nice long hair.
- Razor Wings: Her "Snow Sword" where she freezes the feathers on her wings and uses them like... well, swords.
- Sexy Secretary: To Caesar Clown.
- She's Got Legs: Even with... talons.
- Shrinking Violet: A rare villainous example, when she's complimented she looks rather bashful. Lampshaded by Zoro.
- The Smart Girl: She is a very intelligent, quick-witted fighter.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Monet or Mone?
- Statuesque Stunner
- Taking You with Me: She attempts to do that after Caesar's defeat, by basically nuking the island with another weapon that was left in the third laboratory, of the same kind that turned Punk Hazard into a wasteland four years ago. She does it on Doflamingo's orders, but surprisingly enough, willingly. Unfortunately for her, she's killed before she can actually go through with it. This seems to piss Doflamingo off enough for him to go to Punk Hazard personally.
- The Tease: Briefly talks about going on a date with Law when he returns to the lab.
- Undeathly Pallor: Indeed is very pale looking, which adds to her creepiness. Though that might be attributed to her snow powers.
- Underestimating Badassery: Attempted to be subverted As stated above she read about the Straw Hat exploits and took care not to underestimate the Straw Hats' strength advising Ceaser to do the same. But as she fought against them (first Luffy, Robin, Nami, Chopper and Zoro in that order) she started disregarding her own advice. This really hit it's peak when she went up against Zoro, assuming from his attacks he Wouldn't Hit a Girl, and Tashigi coming along seemingly clarifying it made her much more cocky... until Tashigi was about to lose, that is. Zoro rejoined the battle not because of Tashigi's claim (though he did admit there are some things he doesn't like to cut) but just to prove a point that, yes, he WILL cut a female if he has to. Needless to say, Monet could tell from the look in his eyes that he meant it and lost all composure from fear just from his glance. Zoro may have not killed her, but made her scared to the point she couldn't reassemble herself allowing Tashigi to finish her off. One can only imagine how fast that battle would've been if Zoro didn't hold back from the start.
- Undying Loyalty: To Doflamingo, as she is willing to kill herself for him.
- Winged Humanoid: Monet has wings in lieu of hands, and talons rather than legs. In a flashback in chapter 666 she's shown without avian features, so she presumably became a Mix-and-Match Critter thanks to Law.
- Weak, but Skilled: By her own admission, she didn't think that she could handle Luffy or Zoro in a straight-up fight (snow also isn't exactly a powerhouse element compared to some other Logias), but she is able to nearly kill the former by freezing his body with a literal Cooldown Hug, noting beforehand that the stronger fighter and the winner are two different things. She only battles the latter under the misconception that he Wouldn't Hit a Girl, and is quickly overpowered when he proves her wrong.
- Would Hurt a Child: Shows no empathy in letting Caesar do experiments on children if it means furthering Doflamingo's goals. She likewise was all too willing to block off Mocha's escape route to allow the kids to try and catch her so they could eat the poisonous candy.
- You Have Failed Me: According to her, Joker has made it very clear to her that, should anything happen to Caesar, He will have her killed. As such, she makes sure to get in Luffy's way when it looks like he might succeed in beating the snot out of him. However, when she was eventually defeated, Doflamingo was surprisingly forgiving, and he gave a grudgingly final order to blow up the Punk Hazard base.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
"Heavenly Demon" Donquixote Doflamingo