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East Blue Saga

    The Mountain Bandits 

A crew of bandits lead by Higuma, a man with a bounty of 8 million berries. They live on Dawn Island and taunt the Red Hair pirates. However when they're eventually engaged in combat, they suffer a massive defeat.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Higuma breaks a bottle on Shanks' head, pours more sake on him and mocks him and his crew. He manages to get out alive only because Shanks is a Nice Guy.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ben Beckman takes care of the whole gang using a cigarette and his rifle. As a bludgeon.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In some translations Higuma is given the nickname of "The Bear". Making him "Brown Bear the Bear".
  • Dirty Coward: As soon as he finds out that Shanks is actually a strong guy...
  • Eaten Alive: Higuma is eaten by the giant sea monster.
  • Lean and Mean: Ironically, Higuma's name means "Bear"...
  • Oh, Crap!: Higuma has two. First, when he sees his crew smashed by a single man. He has another one just before being eaten by the giant sea monster.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Higuma believes himself to be the lord of the land just because he has a 8 million bounty. To give you an idea, the very first starter villain Alvida had at least a 10 million berry bounty.
  • Smoke Out: Uses a smoke bomb to escape from Shanks along with Luffy.

    Buggy Pirates 

See their entry on the Seven Warlords of the Sea Crews page.

    Black Cat Pirates

The former crew of Captain Kuro, now led by Jango, is composed of pirates wearing cat ears. Their purpose in Kuro's plan is to attack the village and kill Kaya, so that Kuro can get his hands on her goods, though he actually plans to get rid of them as well. Notable members include Jango the Hypnotist, the Meowban Brothers, Siam and Butchie, Nugire Yainu (the crew's shipwright who was killed by Marines thinking he was Kuro).
  • Acrofatic: Butchie is very fast and nimble despite his mass.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Kuro has not lost his edge in ten years of inactivity.
  • Big Bad & Evil Genius: Captain Kuro, being their captain and main strategist.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When the hypnosis is put on them.
  • The Brute: Butchie, the largest, dumbest and physically strongest of their crew.
  • Cats Are Mean: The Meowban brothers are jerks.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Butchie's stomps can easily cracks the earth open.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: At first Siam and Butchie seems a pair of wimpy clowns, but they're actually deadly...
  • Dark Chick: Siam who goes down fast and doesn't really contribute much to the fight.
  • The Dragon: Jango, Kuro's right hand man.
  • Drop the Hammer: One of the members delivers a bloody beating to Usopp.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Jango uses hypnosis to power up his crewmen, but Luffy also gets hypnotized, wipes out the charging crew with ease, and later tears apart the figurehead of their ship to use as a club.
  • Hypno Fool: Jango is the hypnotist who can sometimes get hit by his own hypnosis. Besides him, the crew's shipwright Nugire Yainu was hypnotized by Jango into believing he was Kuro.
  • Lean and Mean: Siam, who wears large clothes to dissimulate his thinness.
  • Mass Hypnosis: Jango's specialty.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several, especially when Kuro appears...
  • Unwitting Pawn: Nugire Yainu was hypnotized by Jango into believing he was Kuro, which led to being killed by the Marines who thought he was Kuro.
  • Wolverine Claws: The Meowban Brothers have sharp claws.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • The Meowban Brothers manages to trouble Zoro, but are proved to be no match for Kuro.
    • Though they were trouble because he only had one sword to fend off their synchronized attacks. Once he gets back his three swords, he defeats them in one blow.


The chefs that cook for the ocean-going restaurant Baratie. Headed by the eatery's founder, the ex-pirate Red Leg Zeff, these cooks dish out food for their customers... and pain for any trouble-making pirate. In fact, most people come to the Baratie just to watch the cooks and pirates duke it out. Among the staff are two cooks, Patty and Carne, who seem to act as a comedy duo when together. Sanji himself used to work here, until Zeff convinced him to go join the Straw Hats and follow his dreams in the Grand Line.
  • Badass Crew: They're not pirates, but let's face it, these are the most badass salarymen in the East Blue. They might as well be the precursors of the Galley-La.
  • Badass Grandpa: Age has not slowed down Zeff.
  • Badass Mustache: Zeff's, which is so long he braids it.
  • Bash Brothers: Patty and Carne.
  • BFG: Patty's lobster-shaped cannon, whose projectile is called "Meatball of Doom".
  • Blade on a Stick: All the staff uses oversized forks and knives as weapons. Patty and Carne are later shown with giant spoons on their attempted last sneak attack on Sanji.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Zeff can destroy boulders, leave imprints in steel, and even blow out fire with the wind from his kicks.
  • Chef of Iron: The entire kitchen staff.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Pattynote  and Carnenote .
  • Handicapped Badass: Zeff, who can still stop flaming bullets with a swing from his peg-leg.
  • Hat of Authority: Zeff's chef hat is the largest, thus indicating that he is in charge.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: In the manga, Zeff lost his leg because he ATE IT TO SURVIVE. In the anime, this was changed to just losing it saving a young Sanji from drowning. When Luffy refuses to work off his debt for a year, Zeff whips out a saw and demands a leg instead. Luffy simply responds that he can't, because he's not Buggy.
  • Nice Hat: Zeff's chefs hat is so tall that its top is rarely seen in any panels. Oda calls it a PILLAR OF FAITH!
  • Retired Badass: Zeff is a former pirate who makes his living as a chef.
  • Those Two Guys: Patty and Carne, again.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Patty and Carne, Sanji and Zeff, Sanji and the other cooks. They may argue, fight, and make threats, but when the chips are down, they come together against any attacking pirate.

    Kriegs' Armada

The most numerous pirate crew of East Blue, composed of fifty warships. Their attempt to conquer the Grand Line was crushed by Mihawk, who destroyed the whole fleet by himself. They manage to beat the Baratie cooks by sheer numbers but are easily bested by Sanji and Luffy. Notable members include Gin, the second-in-command, and Pearl, the fighter and commander of the second fleet.
  • Almighty Janitor: Gin is introduced as a simple pirate from Krieg's crew but later revealed to be the best warrior of the Armada and one of the commanders.
  • Berserk Button: The crew is pissed when Luffy states that they're just the most numerous crew in the East Blue, not the strongest.
  • Blood Knight: Gin is called "Kijin" because he's very ruthless and shows no mercy...except to Sanji, who was nice to him.
  • The Brute: Pearl serves as the muscle (and the wall) of the crew, possessing high defense and, if enraged, can set things on fire.
  • The Dragon: Gin serves as Krieg's henchman.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: It's hinted Gin is actually a better fighter than Krieg, and only follows him out of blind adoration.
  • Dual Tonfas: Gin dual wields steel tonfas tipped with cannonballs.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: Let's face it: Pearl's brutal beating on Sanji in the manga was quite nasty and bloody.
  • Foreshadowing: Krieg and his Armada have many similarities with Whitebeard himself: both are very large and feared fleet, the captains wields polearms, their second-in-charge is nicknamed after a mythological creature and Pearl's abilities are a weaker mix of those of Ace and Jozu.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Pearl is totally covered in shields with nasty steel bulges in the middle, which he uses as weapons.
  • Made of Iron: Gin, who somehow managed to survived the MH-5 gas attack.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Pearl has this reaction after he bleeds from Sanji's attack. He then becomes so angry that he bursts into flames.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Gin serves Krieg only out of respect.
  • Red Baron: Aka "The Devil" (Kijin) or "The Ogre" in the Italian sub.
  • Red Shirt Army: Fifty ships. 5000 men. The East Blue calls it an invasion force. The Grand Line (Mihawk in particular) calls it target practice.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Pearl, who believes to be invincible, strong, handsome and cool. He's so wrong...
  • Wreathed in Flames: When he bleeds, Pearl covers his shields with strange white flames and tosses fiery bullets all around him.
  • You Have Failed Me: Krieg does this to Gin.
  • Zerg Rush: The main strategy for the crew. Luffy calls them out on this.

    Arlong's Pirates

A crew composed of fishmen who split off from another crew called the Sun Pirates, once under the rule of Fisher Tiger and later Jimbei. This small portion of the crew was led by Arlong who settled in the East Blue in order to start an empire of Fishmen. The most important members include Momoo the Sea Cow, Hatchan the octopus man (see Major Allies), Kuroobi the Manta Ray fishman and Choo, an Archerfish fishman. To keep the heat off them, they regularly bribe a corrupt Marine Captain named Nezumi.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Kuroobi, bonus points for actually being a karateka, Fishman Karateka that is.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Mohmoo is a gigantic sea cow.
  • Badass Crew: Being fishmen, they are pretty damn strong; on average, their race is ten times stronger than humans, and even more so underwater.
  • Big Bad: Arlong, being the captain and strongest of the crew and the antagonist of his titular arc.
  • The Cameo:
    • They make a cameo in Hatchan's mini-arc and in a flashback on Sabaody. Momoo is seen with the Caribou Pirates and has a nasty shock as he recognized Luffy and Sanji.
    • Have a more extensive one during the Fishman Island arc which more or less is their Start of Darkness.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Kuroobi delivered one to Sanji underwater, but received one later on land.
  • Dirty Cop: Nezumi. Not only does he disregard that a village is being oppressed by Arlong, but he gleefully takes the money that would buy back their freedom. What's more, the only reason that he got Luffy wanted was because he humiliated him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Nearly all of them share Arlong's hatred of humans with the exception of Hachi who probably just followed Arlong on a whim, Nami even admitted he wasn't as bad as the others.
  • Gatling Good: Choo can shoot water bullets like a machine gun.
  • A House Divided: Arlong pirates were the violent faction of the Sun pirates.
  • Jerkass: With the exception of Hachi, the whole crew is really unpleasant. Especially Kuroobi who takes great pleasure in trying to give Sanji a particularly brutal death, while mockingly telling him how he's going to murder everyone he's is trying to protect. This comes back to bite him in the ass.
  • Making a Splash: Especially Choo who can shoot water bullets out of his huge lips.
  • Meaningful Name: Kuroobi means Black Belt, Choo is the sound of kissing, and Nezumi means rat.
  • Moral Myopia: They kill, blackmail and enslave humans because it is their "divine right". If a human hurts them, it's unforgivable. They basically (un)knowingly act like Celestial Dragons.
  • Oh, Crap!: Momoo, whenever he meets the Straw Hats... or is threatened by Arlong.
    • Nezumi had an epic one after Arlong's defeat, where he states that he'll take the credit for defeating Arlong and take over Cocoyashi Village.... only to be grabbed by Zoro from behind. Violent and well deserved beatdown ensues...
  • Prehensile Hair: Kuroobi, apparently.
  • Species Loyalty: They, especially Arlong, are really against hurting each other.
  • Technical Pacifist La Résistance: used to be this when the crew was part of the Sun pirates.
  • Threatening Shark: Arlong is a sawshark (the kind of shark that has jagged saw-like extension in the front.)
  • We Were Your Team: The Sun pirates split up after the death of their leader.

Alabasta Saga

    Wapol Pirates

This crew is actually composed of the former soldiers of Drum Kingdom under Wapol's rule. Its elite members are Chess and Kuromarimo who were former advisors. In the ninth movie, Musshuru, Wapol's elder brother is introduced. Later, Chess and Kuromarimo are "merged" by Wapol in the warrior Chessmarimo.
  • Achilles' Heel: Chessmarimo's chin.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking:
    • Musshuru, who nearly killed Luffy before the latter used the Gear Second.
    • Also, Chess, and Kuromarimo. According to Dr. Kureha, this trope is the only reason the people of Drum couldn't rebel when the great doctor hunt began.
  • Dual Wielding: Chessmarimo wields 4 axes at once.
  • Funny Afro: Weaponized by Kuromarimo.
  • Fusion Dance: Chessmarimo, from Chess and Kuromarimo being eaten by Wapol and then walking out of Wapol's "body door".
  • Gonk: Chess barely looks human at all with his attire and face.
  • Kick the Dog: During Dalton's attack, Chess willingly shoots a volley of arrows at some incoming villagers, knowing well that Dalton will shield them.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Chessmarimo was shown using bows, hammers and axes in battle.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Chess is certainly an odd looking fellow dressed as a jester, but he's definitely one of the more serious minded people on board Wapol's crew. When he, Kuromarimo, and Dalton were serving as advisors to Wapol pre-banishment: Kuromarimo would drink, but Chess would give Dalton an unemotive speech on how the people are inherently weak and deserve to be oppressed.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Musshuru ate the Noko Noko Fruit ("noko" stands for kinoko, mushroom) and must expel the excessive poisonous spores into a huge cloud every ten years. This almost wiped out Drum Island.
  • Petal Power: Musshuru. Or rather, spore power.
  • Playing with Fire: Chess often uses fire arrows.
  • Poisonous Person: Musshuru attacks with poisonous spores.
  • Punny Name: Musshuru is a pun on Mushroom.
  • Razor Wind: Chessmarimo can do this with axes.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Crosses with Dirty Coward. Once the Blackbeard pirates came a knocking, they all fled Drum Island. They returned later.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Musshuru's powers are stopped by fire, so he was banned to a fiery volcanic island.
  • Terrible Trio: Wapol, Chess and Kuromarimo fashioned themselves as these.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Chessmarimo delivered one to Chopper but it didn't work.
  • Voice of the Legion: Chessmarimo's voice sounds like Chess and Kuromarimo talking together. In the manga, this effect is given through the use of overlapping letters.

    Baroque Works 

See their entry on the Seven Warlords of the Sea Crews page.

Skypiea Saga

    Bellamy's Pirates

A crew of "new age" pirates who no longer believe in dreams and adventures, but only in loot and gold. They were once part of Doflamingo's crew. The only notable member (other than Bellamy) is his vice-captain "Big Knife" Sarquiss.
  • All There in the Manual: A databook later revealed the other member's names, but they still aren't important enough to warrant their own entries.
  • BFS: Sarquiss' "Big Knife", which earned him his nickname.
  • Bus Crash: It's implied that the rest of the crew, besides Bellamy, did not survive the trip to Skypeia. Recall Gan Fall's remarks that unlike the all-or-nothing Knock-Up Stream route, the other ways to Sky Island always take a few lives...
  • The Dragon: Sarquiss, for Bellamy.
  • Dumb Muscle: Bellamy. To be fair, though, no one in the crew seems particularly bright.
  • The Hyena: Bellamy's epithet is this, and he likes to cackle and laugh. Not so much post-Timeskip, though.
  • Jerkass: Every single pirate in the crew are assholes just like their captain.
  • Kick the Dog/Curb-Stomp Battle: They utterly destroyed the poor members of the Saruyama Alliance.
  • Kukris Are Kool: Sarqueiss' Weapon of Choice
  • Mugging the Monster: They mock the Straw Hats, call them weak and pathetic, and even rob their new friends. Big mistake on that last one.
  • Red Baron: Bellamy The Hyena and Big Knife Sarquiss.
  • Smug Snake: All of them think way too high of themselves for their own good.
  • Stupid Evil: The entire crew, but especially Bellamy. It's precisely what causes him to run afoul of Donquixote Doflamingo.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • See the Mugging the Monster example above.
    • Also, did Bellamy honestly think that being a sociopathic jackass wasn't eventually going to attract the attention of and piss off his boss?
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After being attacked by Doflamingo, their status is currently unknown.

    Saruyama Alliance (Monkey Mountain Alliance)

A small alliance composed by two pirate crews and a former pirate, Montblanc Cricket, the descendant of the legendary seafarer Montblanc Noland, who was considered a liar by his people (it's a long story). The other two captains, Masira and Shoujou, are fans of Noland's tales and thus stick out with the old man who wants to prove that his ancestor was right. After Eneru's defeat, the sound of the bell heard on the island proves that he was.
  • The Atoner: Cricket wants to prove that his ancestor was not a liar.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Masira and Shoujou who were fans of the Noland tale. So helping his descendant was a dream come true
  • Berserk Button: Masira at first is quite friendly towards Luffy and co, but goes (literally) apeshit when he finds out that they were already looting the sunken ship they were on.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Masira is strong enough to one shot a sea monster with one blow.
  • Cool Old Guy: Cricket.
  • Combat Pragmatist: After going melee on Sanji and having his punch blocked, he swiftly pulls out a pistol and shoots.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Inflicted one on Bellmay's crew, but where on the receiving end of a particularly painful one from Bellamy himself. However, they did fought like lions before going down.
  • Gonk: Masira and Shoujou both look more like apes than they look like humans. However, they enjoy looking like that.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: All of them, though Montblanc Cricket stands out.
  • Like a Son to Me: How Cricket came to view Masira and Shoujou over time. Indeed they do act like a father and sons.
  • Made of Iron: All of them took an absolute ass-kicking courtesy of the Bellamy Pirates, but as soon as they were bandaged up, they started working on the Going Merry again. Usopp lampshaded this.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Shoujou can use his voice as a sonar and can wreak havoc on the surroundings with his sound waves.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Shoujou discuss this trope when he wonders how could someone as small and skinny as Luffy kick the ass of someone big and strong like Masira.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Shoujou claims to have never had a haircut in his life. It shows.
  • Retired Badass: Cricket, who managed to fight on equal grounds against Sanji before succumbing to his illness.
  • Taking the Bullet: Masira shields Cricket from Sarquiss' Big Chop attack.
  • Visual Pun: Masira's name comes from the old word for monkey (mashira), and both him and Shoujou (Orangutan) resemble their respective animals, and at Shoujou's sail there's written a word "morinohito" which translates to "manusia hutan" or "orang hutan" (yes, that's where the name of the ape came from) in Indonesian.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shoujou's hair is green (and super long).

    Eneru's Priests

The Army of the Ruler of Skypiea, God Eneru. The main mooks are soldiers wearing goat-like features and armed with the deadly Axe Dials. The Leader of the army is the gargantuan Yama. The four high priests (or vassals in the edited dubs) are Gedatsu the "Sky Boss", Satori the "Lost Forest Priest", Shura "Skyrider" and Ohm "Skybreeder".
  • Acrofatic: Yama is ridiculously fat with tiny limbs but can move around pretty fast.
  • Air Jousting: Shura does this against Gan Fall.
  • Bad Boss: Gedatsu nearly kills a subordinate of his with his Swamp Cloud Burger attack either out of sadism or incompetence, and his only reaction is to mock said subordinate for having his life saved by Chopper.
  • Bald of Evil: Ohm lacks hair and is the most dangerous out of Enel's minions.
  • The Beastmaster: Ohm has trained a huge white dog named Holy. Now he can even walk on two legs and box!
  • Blade on a Stick: Shura's Heat Javelin, which can set things on fire.
  • Blood Knight: Ohm, though he uses religion as a justification.
  • Breath Weapon: Shura's mount Fuhza has a Flame Dial stored in his bill, allowing him to spit fire at his foes.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: All of them, thanks to Mantra/Observation Haki.
  • Cool Shades: Ohm. Satori also wears a not-so-cool one.
  • Cool Sword: Ohm wields a sword made of Iron Cloud.
  • Dirty Coward: Shura. His fighting style shows this, in that he prefers to trap his foes in invisible ropes before he strikes them.
  • The Ditz: Gedatsu, who often forgets to breathe, speak or how to properly cross his arms.
  • Dumb Muscle: Gedatsu can throw out pretty strong punches, but he's very dumb in matters outside of fighting, as demonstrated when he forgets to breathe, blink or speak out loud, and even tries to eat through his ear instead of his mouth, among other antics.
  • Fat Bastard: Satori and Yama are both fat and evil.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Ohm wears glasses and proves to be the most evil and serious out of Enel's priests.
  • Gonk: Satori, Yama, Hotori and Kotori are all fat and ugly.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Satori has his own explosive Orbs attack redirected against him (but he survives) and Yama gets sliced by his own belt of Axe Dials.
  • Large and in Charge: Yama is pretty large and he's the leader of the mooks.
  • Meaningful Name: Their name come from the concept and terms of Buddhism. Yama is also a pun on "Mountain".
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: Ohm claims that he's saving people... by killing them.
  • Razor Floss: Shura's trial. Averted since the threads don't cut, but rather hold the victim.
  • Razor Wind: Axe Dials create these, especially as used by Yama.
  • Scary Black Man: Gedatsu. Subverted in that he's actually more goofy than scary. Played straight with Ohm.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Ohm's sword can turn into a whip, a wall, a trident and a spear.
  • Stout Strength: Yama is really fat, but can smash through stone walls like a Juggernaut.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ohm wants to save everyone... by killing them, so they won't be sad again.

    Shandia Warriors

The elite fighters of the Shandia tribe, they're at war against Eneru's priests in order to take their land back from the Skypiean. Their leader is the hot-headed Wyper "The Berserker", and other notable members are Kamakiri, Genbou, Braham and Laki.
  • Action Girl: Laki, although she doesn't fight many people herself.
  • Badass Crew: They're all formidable fighters who can deal with Enel's mooks easily.
  • Badass Creed: "Relight the fire of Shandra!"
  • BFG: Wyper's Burn Bazooka and also Genbou's main weapon.
  • Blade on a Stick: Kamakiri wields a spear. Technically, the Burn Blades, too.
  • Determinator: Wyper managed to use the deadly Reject Dial three times and yet lived. Not counting all the bolts received by Eneru.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Wyper almost killed Eneru. In fact, Eneru was clinically dead, but his lightning powers restarted his heart.
  • Generation Xerox: Wyper is described as being very similar to his ancsetor and famous Shandian warrior, Calgara.
  • Guns Akimbo: Braham's Flash Guns. They also emit a flash of bright light whenever they're shot.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Genbou is hit by his one of his own iron bullets deflected by Yama.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Wyper starts off as a jerk but towards the end of the Arc, he's more friendly.
  • Knight Templar: Wyper will destroy anyone who stands in his way in order to Ring the Bell of Shandora.
  • Laser Blade: Kamakiri's Burn Blade can create an istant, extra long blade made of super hot fire. Borders with Flaming Sword
  • Made of Iron: Wyper, almost bordering on Made of Diamond. Dude uses the dangerous Reject Dial 3 times (when using it twice will kill most people) and still survives.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Most of them take pride on being strong warriors.
  • Red Baron: "Wyper the Berserker" (Senki no Wyper) because he can be fierce towards the threats of his land.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Wyper can shoot an extremely hot wave of blue fire from his Bazooka.

Water 7 Saga

    Foxy Pirates

The huge pirate crew serving Foxy, many of its members were former pirates who lost at the Davy Back Fight game. The relevant members are Porche, Hamburg, Pickles, Capote, Monda and Big Pan. The anime adds other members.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Porche's jacket is always open to reveal her large breasts.
  • Affably Evil: They can barely be called bad guys! Except of course for the fact that they play dirty even by Pirate standards, and have bad attitudes. Plus they have no qualms about splitting up friendships of other groups for their own ambitions, which, given how Luffy's group works, makes them bad enough guys.
  • As Lethal as It Needs to Be: One of the filler fishman members has large curved blades coming out of his arms. Despite their nasty look, they're actually blunt.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Big Pan is a Wotan (half giant half fishman hybrid), and is very large (not as big a real giant though).
  • Beast Man: Chiqicheetah, who probably ate the Cat-Cat Fruit Model Cheetah.
  • Brainless Beauty: Porche is quite pretty, but air-headed.
  • Co-Dragons: Porche and Hamburg are Foxy's trusty right-hand people.
  • Fanservice Extra: The large collection of pretty women Foxy has in his crew get just a little of screentime and absolutely no characterization whatsoever. Their main mission is to distract the men of the opposing crew during the Davy Back Fights so they waste time or mess up.
  • Gag Nose:
    • Porche has a pointy, cute nose.
    • Justified with Capote, a swordfish fishman.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Foxy, Hamburg and Porche in the anime.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Big Pan is part giant and part fishman.
  • Hypno Trinket: In the anime, Porche can use her baton to hypnotize people and make them fall asleep.
  • Making a Splash: Capote can use Fishman Karate to send a massive tidal shock wave at an enemy vessel.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Porche has long teal hair and large breasts. Add to that the fact that she's seen with Absolute Cleavage most of the time, and once with a bikini. However, there are lots of other pretty women in Foxy's crew; it's just they don't get nearly as much screentime as Porche.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Juubei the squid fishman, whose limbs and neck are also very elastic.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As lighthearted as the arc they're featured in is, we see before even meeting them that suddenly depriving crews of vital members while they're in the middle of the Grand Line can have lethal consequences. Given the crew's enormous size, Foxy's continuous Davy Back Fights have in all likeliness resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.
  • Punny Name: Hamburg, Pickles and Big Pan. Also Juubei (juu means Ten, and he has ten arms.)
  • Something About a Rose: Porche can summon and throw a volley of shurikens camouflated as roses.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Power-wise, the Foxy Pirates are much weaker than Eneru's group. Threat-wise, they prove to be not so harmless as the Groggy Monsters give Zoro and Sanji a truly brutal beatdown and Foxy gives Luffy a much harder fight than Eneru, one of the strongest characters of the series. Of course, once Zoro and Sanji quit messing around and actually worked together they destroy the Groggy Monsters, and Luffy was immune to Eneru's powers due to being a Rubber Man while Foxy's powers pretty much inconvenienced him, on top of his dirty tactics.
  • Team Pet: Monda the Star Shark is their pet shark.
  • Terrible Trio:
    • At least in the anime, Foxy and his Co-Dragons Porche and Hamburg.
    • The "Groggy Monsters", consisting of Hamburg, Pickles and Big Pan for playing the Groggy Ring matches.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: Oda has admitted this crew in canon has no bearing on the plot and was a fun time to goof around (especially after the Skypiea Arc) till Aokiji showed up.

    Franky Family

A bunch of thugs from Water Seven led by Franky. They work as bounty hunters in order to keep pirates at bay and also dismantle ships. They first appear as enemies, where they steal the crew's money and lynch Usopp, but are soundly beaten to a pulp by the Straw Hats. They later help the crew to rescue Franky and Robin in Enies Lobby. The most notable members include Zanbei and the Square Sisters. They also have two huge King Bulls called Sodom and Gomorrah at their service.
  • Action Girl: The Square Sisters are quite good with their swords, and even play a key role in stopping a pair of giants.
  • Anime Hair: The Square Sisters, so much that whenever there's a strong wind they have to walk sideways like crabs.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The Square Sisters. Of course, since one is wearing a top and the other a bikini.
  • BFG: Zanbei wields a bazooka which doubles as a club for melee fight.
  • Delinquent: Pretty much all of them, which is how Franky came into contact with them in the first place.
  • Gentle Giant: Sodom and Gomorrah are giant, friendly horses.
  • Giant Mook: The Mighty Destroyers, three huge humans armed that compose the elite force of the family.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They were at first forced to work with the Straw Hats and Galley-La Company to save their leader from the clutches of CP9. Then, when this is all over, they're all recruited by Iceburg so they can have proper jobs.
  • Mugging the Monster: They find out the hard way that stealing money from Usopp and leaving him beaten to a pulp in from of their base was not such a hot idea.
  • The Worf Effect: The Mighty Destroyers are one-shotted by the true giants Oimo and Kashi.


The famous company of shipwrights from Water Seven, is composed by extremely badass fellows, who can easly beat the crap out of any pirate crew looking for troubles. They're all very loyal to their leader and mayor, Iceburg. Notable members include Paulie, Lulu and Tilestone.
  • Badass Crew: Part of the job requirement of being a Galley-La worker is also being a badass, especially since they might deal with pirates.
  • BFG: Tilestone has a huge cannon with him.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: All of them. It's even official policy that Galley-La doesn't care about anything other than carpentering skill.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Lulu's strategy consist in using his weird hair-spike to distract his enemies and catch them off guard.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Lulu bears a resemblance to Freddie Mercury.
  • Dual Wielding: Lulu tend to fight with two weapons at once, being them handguns, saws or katanas.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Lulu has a spike of hair that can appear anywhere... including on his arm, from his moustache and from someone else's nose! Lulu's hairdo goes especially haywire when he's asleep, resulting in a crazy bedhead of multiple spikes.
  • Improbable Weapon User: They often use saws, scalpels and wooden beams as weapons. Paulie fights with ropes and knots.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Paulie owes a lot of money to a lot of people.
  • No Indoor Voice: TILESTONE. Dude shouts a lot of his lines. He even shouts in his head!
  • Telephone Polearm: Tilestone can use his cannon as a large club.

    Enies Lobby's Garrison 

The hordes of Marines guarding the island of Enies Lobby (also including the Marines and non-CP9 Cipher Pol agents guarding Robin on the Puffing Tom.) Other than ten thousand mooks, there are the giants Oimo and Kashi, the Watchdog Unit of the Law, the Just Eleven Juryman and the three-headed judge Baskerville.
  • An Axe to Grind: Kashi wields a gigantic axe the size of a giant.
  • Be the Ball: Captain Berry Good, who splits into dozens of rapidly-bouncing balls when struck using his Berry-Berry Fruit.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The Watchdog unit members.
  • Boxing Battler: Jerry of the CP5 is one. He briefly goes after Sanji the kicker... and the latter wins without much effort.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Oimo. When he's not throwing himself on his opponents to crush them.
  • Catch-Phrase: T-Bone's "I hate crooked swordplay." How ironic that his sword style involves shooting crooked Sword Beams. Wanze's "Go go go go go!"
  • Chef of Iron: Wanze is the third type, using ramen in battle by shooting ramen needles from his nose and building a suit of armor made of ramen. Sanji gets pissed off at him because he's pretty much wasting food.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Let's just say that anyone above the mook level is nuts. Baskerville, expecially his middle head, takes the cake.
  • Deal with the Devil: Oimo and Kashi were members of Dori and Brogi's original crew who where captured by the government. Believing that their captains were imprisoned, they were tricked into working as guardians for 100 years in Enies Lobby.
  • The Dragon: Baskerville is apparently Spandam's "public" Dragon, since Lucci doesn't officially exist. He's not nearly as strong but he'll do in a pinch.
  • Elite Mooks: The Watchdog unit, but most notably the Eleven Just Jurymen, who take some time to defeat.
    • Captains Berry Good, Sharingle, and especially Shu qualify, too, managing to inconvenience the exhausted Straw Hats for a while with their Devil Fruit powers despite being much weaker.
  • Epic Flail: The Eleven Jurymen's weapon.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Captain Sharingle ate the Wheel-Wheel Fruit, enabling him to turn various parts of his body into rapidly-spinning wheels for an exceedingly painful-looking attack (unless you happen to be a cyborg, of course).
  • Evil Chef: Wanze is part of the black ops group CP7 and their chef. He also fights with his expertise - manipulating noodles and, failing that, using a big poisoned knife.
  • Face of a Thug: T-Bone looks absolutely ghoulish, but is one of the nicest guys in the Marines.
  • Giant Mook: Oimo and Kashi curb-stomp the Franky Family's low members with ease, but as soon as the stronger members and Galley-La appear they're defeated.
  • Gonk: Wanze and T-Bone. The former has a perpetually smiling face and a very wide mouth, while T-Bone has some scars across his face.
  • Hanging Judge: Baskerville, mainly his left (who wants the verdict to be punished with an incredible torture) and central head (who always gives death penalty).
  • Heel–Face Turn: Oimo and Kashi when Usopp tells them about their captain's whereabouts.
  • Horse of a Different Color: The Watchdog Unit members rides, well, dogs.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Wanze is probably the most triumphant example in this series, which is saying something; he fights with noodles shot out of his nose.
  • Kangaroo Court: The jurymen are all condemned criminals sentenced to death, so their only desire is to bring as much people as possible with them in hell.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The Eleven Just Jurymen are this when they start to show up. Not to the main characters, of course.
  • Knight Templar: The Eleven Just Jurymen and Baskerville are members of the judicial system and they're all vehement on bringing criminals to justice.
  • Mask of Power: The Jurymen all wear unique masks.
  • Mooks: The army of 10000 marines.
  • Mooks Ate My Equipment: Captain Shu ate the Rust-Rust Fruit, and uses it to decay one of Zoro's swords into nothing. Not a bad combat performance for a guy with only one panel to his name.
  • Multiple Head Case: Baskerville, the judge with three heads. Subverted, as they're actually three people sharing one shirt. Why? Cause they're friends!
  • Perpetual Smiler: Wanze always smiles even when he's distressed, which confuses Sanji to no end. He ended up Parage Shot'd Wanze so he can emote better.
  • Poisoned Weapons: When Wanze is truly pissed off, he breaks out a big poisoned knife to fight Sanji.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Oimo and Kashi combines this with Foe-Tossing Charge when they find out that they were tricked by the government.
  • Verbal Tic: As to highlight their craziness, the Jurymen likes saying "Guilty!" a lot.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't know what happened to Baskerville when he's (or they're) trampled by the Sea Train.

    CP 9

The Ninth Justice, the legendary and secret Cipher Pol number nine, is a group of secret agents with superhuman skills and great powers. They are all masters of Rokushiki, or "six powers,"; six martial art techniques that turn an ordinary human superhuman. On top of this, almost all of them are Devil Fruit users. They reside in Enies Lobby. The actual president is Spandam. They were charged with the task of finding the Pluton's Blueprints and capture Nico Robin. Their actual members are: Spandam (Doriki: 09), Rob Lucci (Doriki 4000), Kaku (Doriki 2200), Jabra (Doriki 2180), Blueno (Doriki 820), Kumadori (Doriki 810), Fukuro (Doriki 800) and Kalifa (Doriki 630). The rookie member, Nero, was slain shortly after his appearance by Lucci after he was defeated by Franky.
  • Acrofatic: Fukuro can move very fast even with his stocky, bag-like body.
  • Affably Evil: CP9, ignoring Spandam. Some CP9 have genuine quirky traits, especially Fukuro, Kumadori, Kalifa, Jabra (has his moments) and the honest Kaku; that they might for a good guy group, too bad they're all bloodthirsty assassins.
    • Even when they were revealed to be assassins, and after they were defeated, they seemed to be pretty decent people, with a very genuine and honest sense of justice. It's just too bad that one of them takes his too far...
  • Animal Motif: Leopard for Lucci, Giraffe for Kaku, Wolf for Jabra, Bull for Blueno, Panda for Spandam, Sheep for Kalifa, Owl for Fukuro and Lion for Kumadori (though there is a minor Running Gag that it is a Octopus) and Weasel for Nero.
  • Animorphism: Lucci, Kaku and Jabra ate Zoan Devil Fruits that turns them into a leopard, a giraffe and a wolf respectively.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Half the things Kaku does in his fight with Zoro are, in short, not possible for giraffes. Zoro comments on this several times.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: Subverted, as Spandam is their leader even though he's the weakest by a tremendous amount. As Fukuro notes, Spandam is even weaker than a common mook.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: All of them really, to a degree. Though, Lucci, Jabra and Fukurou were pretty notable ones.
  • Badass Bookworm: Kalifa. Even if you are working undercover, you've got to be pretty smart to be Iceburg's trusted secretary for five years. Ditto Kaku and Lucci. Becoming Foremen in a world famous shipyard can't be easy, but they did it in less than five years.
  • Badass Normal: Fukuro and Kumadori, they're the only members that don't have Devil Fruit powers. That's about the only thing about them that is normal, though.
  • Badass Crew: Each of them are awesome in their own ways, except Spandam and Spandine, the group's former leader; even Nero was impressive.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: All, except Nero who wasn't considered a full member, wear business suits.
  • The Baroness: Kalifa.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For the townspeople in their cover story, where they beat the crap out of Candy Pirates threatening the town.
  • Blood Knight: Rob Lucci describes it eloquently with his quote:
    Spandam: Then what is it that you want?
    Lucci: Blood. When we're here, killing is justified.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Kumadori and Jabura are both loud (though Kumadori is louder) and pride themselves on their specialties.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyers: They sure are quirky for a bunch of bloodthirsty government assassins.
    • Jabra is probably the best example of this though: despite his weird superstitions and obvious lies, he's the most professional member of the group because he grasps the simple concept that assassins are supposed to kill people as fast and effectively as possible.
  • Catchphrase: Kalifa is quick to call anything sexual harassment.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Rokushiki are 6 actually 7 of these.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Even putting aside from the random declarations of "sexual harassment", Kalifa is a bit of a space-case, to the point where she thought that Chopper in his monster form was Nami. Kumadori and Fukurou are far worse.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Jabra can be really a bastard in combat and is proud of using sneak attacks. Nero also made of for not knowing how to use Shingan by using actual pistols.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Rokuogan (Six King Gun)
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Kalifa, possibly. Otherwise, in the bowling game she wasn't content with getting a strike, but launching the ball through the wall.
  • Double Jump: Geppo (Moonwalk). Although it's more than just double. It can also serve as Stepping Stones in the Sky.
  • Emotional Bruiser: Kumadori.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Kaku and Kalifa, who didn't eat their Devil Fruits until after their introduction.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It might not be apparent at first, but the core seven members, minus Nero and Spandam, really do genuinely care for each other, to the point that the relationship charts in the fifth databook use the same kanji for their relationship as for the Straw Hats'.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Spandine, the group's former leader, is willing to shoot an unarmed man just because he might be a threat and give the order to burn an entire island to the ground, but he draws the line at killing (non-criminal) civilians and his own men, judging from his reaction to Sakazuki doing both. Unfortunately, his son seems to have inherited all his qualities but the standards...
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Nami briefly starts ogling Kalifa before realizing what she was doing.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Blueno has a very deep voice.
  • Fat Bastard: Fukuro pretty much looks like a walking, talking big pouch.
  • Fingerpoke Of Doom: Shigan (Finger Pistol). Named so because the poke has the strength akin to a pistol shot.
  • Flash Step: Soru (Shave). The user kicks off the ground ten times in a single second to move faster than the eye can track.
  • Fragile Speedster: Nero can't use Shigan and Tekkai (and thus, frail) and thus he mostly relies on Hit-and-Run Tactics.
  • Generation Xerox: Kalifa's dad apparently was a CP9 member and Spandam's dad Spandine was the group's former leader.
  • Genius Bruiser: Lucci and Blueno are notably perceptive. Kaku as well. Not to mention he is a genuinely good shipwright.
  • General Failure: Spandine was surprisingly inept for someone in his position. Spandam as well.
  • Gonk: Fukuro and Kumadori have inhuman body proportions and weird faces.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Fukuro uses a variant of Shigan called Jugon (Stern Beast), which is basically a bullet-speed punch.
    • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Fukuro's Owl Strike (Fukuro Dataki) which is a flurry of punches while running around his opponent. In the anime, its depicted as a Doppelgänger Spin, probably by using Soru.
  • Gossipy Hens: Fukuro likes to gossip about a lot of things to people in Enies Lobby, notably about his friends' secrets. It is probably linked to how he has a zipper for a mouth.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Blueno's Door-Door Fruit (Doa Doa no Mi) powers and Kalifa's Bubble-Bubble Fruit (Awa Awa no Mi) powers. They both seem useless, but they can do marvels in their hands. Blueno notably saved his and his teammates' lives from the Buster Call after they got shafted by the World Government.
    • The Door-Door Fruit's powers (turning anything into a door, effectively allowing the user to walk through walls) is actually useful for the kind of stealthy black ops work CP9 usually does, but doesn't seem very effective in a straight up combat scenario... until Blueno starts using it to teleport by opening doors in reality, or turning his opponent's body parts into spinning doors.
    • There's also Kaku's Zoan ability to turn into a giraffe, which seems pretty ridiculous compared to other Zoan abilities seen thus far. Then he chops the Tower of Justice in half from the inside with a single Tempest Kick.
  • Horned Hairdo: Blueno's hair is done to look like a pair of steer horns.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: Good God, Fukuro.
  • Jerkass: Spandam and his dad Spandine, the group's former leader.
  • Knight Templar: Although they're Blood Knights, maintaining peace at all costs comes first. They became a little nicer after their defeat.
  • Large Ham: Kumadori speaks and acts like a Kabuki actor.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Soru can make them all this, especially Fukuro, Kumadori, Blueno, Lucci in Leopard-Man Mode, Kaku in Giraffe Mode and Jabra in Wolf Man form.
  • Logical Weakness: Their Tekkai defensive technique comes from hardening their muscles. As Sanji demonstrates against Jabra, this means it doesn't do anything to protect them from extreme heat.
  • Loose Lips: Ironically, it's the guy with a zipper for a mouth. The zipper was likely put on this mouth for this reason.
  • Master of Your Domain: Kumadori uses a special technique called Life Return (Seimei Kikan) that allows him to control his bodily functions. He mostly uses it on his hair, see below.
    • Lucci also uses this technique to make his leopard-man form smaller and more agile.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Kalifa is the only female and thus she's made into this for her team. Even her acquired powers (foams that turns bodies slippery) enhance the fanservice.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Kami-e (Paper Form) lets the user's body relax to reflexively sway and avoid incoming attacks.
  • Oh, Crap!: The crew gets quite a few of these.
    • Kumadori as he witness the rise of Monster Chopper.
    • Lucci when he realized that Luffy's capable of beating him.
    • Blueno when he realizes how much stronger Luffy's gotten since their last fight, an even bigger one when he becomes the unlucky lab rat for the Gear Second.
    • Kaku right before Zoro handed him his ass.
    • Kalifa right before Nami's Thunder Lance Tempo pierces through her.
    • Fukuro right before Franky blasts him point-blank with his Coup de Vent.
    • Jabra right before Sanji puts a Flambage Shot to his head.
  • Playing with Fire: Kumadori can ignite his staff, probably using friction.
    • In the anime, Lucci flicks a fireball at Luffy. It was a variant of Shigan.
  • Open and Shut: This is technically what Blueno's Devil Fruit ability does. He can even make a door in the air, called "Air Door", that leads into a Pocket Dimension.
  • Power Level: Fukuro estimates the strength of all the members in terms of Doriki (Exactly means "Power Level"). Average Marine soldiers have a Doriki of about 10, a Doriki above 500 is considered superhuman. As Jabra points out, this is simply a measure of physical strength, not taking into account special abilities like Devil Fruit powers.
  • Prehensile Hair: Kumadori can use his Life Return ability in order to move his hair like tentacles. Although if you ask him, it's "like the Mane of a MAJESTIIIIIC... LIOOON!!"
  • Psychopathic Man Child: Fukuro is a rather childish assassin.
  • Punny Name: Many of the techniques and attacks have a pun. Including Kumadori's Shishi Kebob attack and Lucci's Mitsubachi Shigan. (the kanji translates as "three plectri" but "mitsubachi" can also mean "bee".)
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: To Spandam as the official leader, to Lucci the real one.
  • Ragdoll Physics: Kami-E (Paper Drawing). The user's body relaxes to the point where it can bend and move as freely as paper.
  • Razor Wind: Rankyaku (Tempest Kick). Shigan also has a variant of this.
  • Savage Wolves: Jabra is a werewolf hitman, but the savage part is downplayed. He tries to kill his marks as quickly and painlessly as possible. His reasoning is that if someone has to die there's no reason for them to suffer before hand.
  • Seppuku: A Running Gag for Kumadori is for him to attempt to commit seppuku for any ridiculous reason, but fail because of his own technique making his skin too hard.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Blueno's name could also be written as "Bruno," a real-world name, or "Bullno," reflecting his animal theme, but is spelled "Blueno" on the sign outside his bar.
  • Sexy Secretary: Kalifa was this to Iceburg before she was revealed to be part of CP9.
  • Sexy Spectacles: Kalifa's glasses add to her Sexy Secretary image.
  • Simple Staff: Kumadori fights with what looks like a monk's staff.
  • Sixth Ranger: Nero is the group's newest member, who hasn't fully mastered Rokushiki yet.
  • Smug Snake: Spandam has a massive ego and thinks he's unstoppable as the leader of CP9. Others like Lucci points out that even common Mooks can outpower him.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Kalifa is the only female in the group.
  • Sociopathic Hero: They seem to have changed from Psychos For Hire into this.
  • Stocking Filler: Kalifa wears a pair of fishnet stockings in her CP9 uniform.
  • Stout Strength: Fukurou has a very wide body and some strong-hitting techniques.
  • Super Toughness: Tekkai (Iron Body). Especially Jabra who can use Tekkai while moving. His fighting style is called Tekkai Kenpo.
  • Tsundere: Kalifa is shown to be a Type A, though the "dere" side was still pretty cold, though it turns out it was an act.
  • Tyke Bomb: Raised to be assassins. Left to die when they lose to pirates.
  • Unknown Rival: Jabra views Lucci as his rival. Too bad five years made his "rival" see Kaku on equal terms.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Kalifa kept the key to Zoro and Sogeking's shackles in her cleavage.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Their mini-arc mostly seems to be this, as most of the group tried to raise to raise enough money to pay for Lucci's medical bills, doing things like joining the circus, cleaning the streets, performing on stage etc. After Lucci gets better, they play this trope very straight, with them having dinner together, shopping and playing bowling.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Fukuro is the biggest member, but has the voice of a small child.
  • Whip It Good: Kalifa used to fight with a spiked whip.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Jabra invokes this, saying that all of the agents should go down there and gang up on him with their combined powers and kill Luffy already, but of course Spandam makes it so it's a series of one-on-one matches.
  • Worf Had the Flu: The others speculate that Luffy's fight with Blueno might not have been nearly as one-sided had the latter not spent five years in a noncombatant cover identity.

Whitebeard War Saga

    Thriller Bark's Denizens 

See their entry on the Seven Warlords of the Sea Crews page.

    Golden Lion Pirates

The huge armada serving the dreaded pirate Gold Lion Shiki, is composed by a large number of pirate crews (most of them unspecified) and a horde of mutated beasts created by Indigo's experiments and residing on Merveille. One of the animals, a bird named Billy, defected and made friends with the Straw Hats. The more notable members are Scarlet, Dr Indigo and the Amigo Pirates, lead by the brothers Largo and Corto.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Many of the animals on Merveille are simply huge.
  • Badass Normal: Scarlet, as he is the only animal who wasn't mutated by the SIQ yet is a commanding officer in the crew.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Largo bares his midriff.
  • Bears Are Bad News: The aptly named Terror Guma (Terror Bear).
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Shiki and Indigo do this from time to time. Shiki is the dumb one and Indigo is the straight man.
  • The Brute: Scarlet is pretty much the muscle of the group, being a talking gorilla.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Dr Indigo is really quirky.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Averted for once: first, when Largo swallows first hot water and later fire in order to make a net from that material suffers from the heat. And Scarlet manages to match Sanji's strength, but not the heat from the Diable Jambe.
  • Creepy Centipedes: The King Sea Mukade (King Sea Centipede), the Oh Imomushi (Giant Caterpillar) and the Dasoku (Snake Feet). The last one looks a bit like a snake.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Indigo looks like a clown and goes around with fart-shoes and speaks in charades, but is still Shiki's best man nevertheless.
  • The Dragon/Evil Genius: Dr. Indigo for Shiki. He's the one maintaining the berserk animals in Shiki's islands and thus the one guy Shiki talks to a lot.
  • Gatling Good: Corto is seen using two machinegun in battle.
  • Giant Spider: A huge monster named Spider Tank.
  • Inescapable Net: Largo ate the Net-Net Fruit (Ami Ami no Mi), allowing him to make nets from the material he ate and turn his body in a net.
  • Mad Scientist: Dr. Indigo is the one who develops the SIQ serum that turns animals into monstrosities.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: The beasts of Merveille are often this. Billy for example looks like a cross between a duck, a chicken and a peacock.
  • Most Annoying Sound: In-Universe. Indigo makes a flatulent noise when he walks which gets on Shiki's nerves. Which is strange considering his shoes are virtually identical to Kuro's.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: The huge and flat Land Gator.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Billy is quite small compared to some of the other mutant animals, but is able to take them down without a problem.
    • Mind though that is because of his electrical powers, not for his brute strength.
  • Playing with Fire: Indigo uses an ability he calls "Chemical Juggling" allows him to create and throw wisp-like chemical-based fireballs.
    • Largo can made nets out of fire once he's consumed some fire.
    • Amongst the beasts of Merveille there's a fly that can shoot fire and Boss, the rebellious giant beetle.
  • Shock and Awe: Billy can produce electricity from his feathers, kinda like an electric eel.
  • Shout-Out: A huge gorilla (Scarlet), kidnapping a beautiful young woman (Robin) and bringing her to the top of a tower. Sounds familiar?
  • Sinister Scythe: The Tsujigiri Itachi (Killer Weasels).
  • Spexico: The Amigo Pirates are mariachi-themed, and Corto looks like a luchador.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Scarlet is infatuated with Robin.
  • Super Serum/Psycho Serum: SIQ, made from the IQ plant by Dr Indigo which accelerates the evolutionary process in animals injected with it, granting them special abilities and traits, but makes them insanely aggresive in return.
  • Tempting Fate: Indigo claims all people in East Blue are worthless. Then he fights Zoro, a man from East Blue, and finds out how wrong he is.
  • Villainous Harlequin: Dr Indigo who's dressed like a clown, acts like a mime and even use Juggling in battle.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Largo.

    Flying Fish Riders/ Rosy Life Riders and the Macro Fishman Pirates

A Gang of kidnappers from the Sabaody Archipelago. The members are dressed like bikers and rides huge Tobio (Flying Fish). Their boss, Duval, is a huge masked man who holds a grudge against Sanji, because he looks exactly like his badly drawn wanted poster. They're briefly allied with a trio of fishmen kidnappers, the Macro Fishman Pirates (composed by Macro, Tansui and Gyaro). After their defeat and after Sanji's operation on Duval's face they join sides with the Straw Hats.
  • Badass Biker: They are about the closest thing to a gang of bikers, but they are not very Badass.
  • Berserk Button: Prior to their Heel–Face Turn, just mentioning Sanji was enough for Duval to get really pissed.
  • Bishounen: Duval after meeting Sanji and being kicked pretty.
  • Black Sheep: Macro was among the big brothers (dubbed the cruelest) of the Fishman District, which included Fisher Tiger, Jimbei and Arlong. You know you are a Black Sheep when Arlong is better than you morally.
  • Brutal Honesty: Tansui and Gyaro often remarks that Duval is a oaf and similar stuff. Macro usually call them out on this.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Many of them uses large iron clubs as weapons.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After the Straw Hats defeat them and Sanji rearranges Duval's face, they become their allies.
  • Dumb Muscle: Tansui and Gyaro. The latter would have let Hachi go in exchange for some takoyaki.
  • Easily Forgiven: Even that they are involved in the morally bankrupt slave trade, once they back out, Duval and Co are treated as normal allies.
  • Gonk: Duval before meeting Sanji and being kicked pretty.
  • Guns Akimbo: Macro's main weapons during his days as a Sunny Pirate.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Duval initially wanted Sanji (and by extension the rest of the Straw Hats) dead, but after Sanji rearranged his face, Duval was so delighted that he completely got over his grudge, and became their friend.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Both groups. Macro's gang isn't sympathetic at all, though.
  • Informed Ability: Macro, Tansui and Gyaro all brag about their skills (strength, fishmen karate and fencing style) before being one-shotted by Hacchan's Takoyaki Punch attack.
  • Jerkass: Macro isn't quite a Complete Monster (Mostly because he's so minor in the grand scheme of things), but the fact that he used to a Fishman Pirate and is involved in the slave trade before and after joining the Sunny Pirates, something his former captain Fisher Tiger hated, is quite low.
  • A Load of Bull: Duval's mount, a huge bison.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Duval, until the (hilarious) reveal.
  • Making a Splash: Tansui is apparently a Fishman Karateka. Probably not a good one, though.
  • Master Swordsman: Subverted with a ton of bricks. Gyaro thinks he is with his Goldfish Fencing style, but isn't even close to being in Hatchi's league.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: An intentional example. Duval has an accent (a Tohoku Regional Accent to be more specific) that he slips into whenever he gets angry.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Duval's gun shot a volley of poisonous harpoons.
  • Terrible Trio: The Macro Fishman Pirates, which doubles as a Oddly Small Organization.
  • Tohoku Regional Accent: When angry, Duval starts speaking with one. Constantly remarked by his henchmen.

    World Nobles 
See their entry on the Others page.

    Kuja Pirates 

See their entry on the Seven Warlords of the Sea Crews page.

    Impel Down's Staff

The guards and jailers of the great Underwater Gaol under the service of Hannyabal. Among its denizens, we have Domino (Head Jailer), Sadi-chan (Chief Guard), the five Demon Guards (all "Awakened" Zoan fruit users), Saldeath (Chief Guard) and several monsters and creatures, including the Blugori, the Basilisk, Manticores and the Sphinx.
  • An Axe to Grind: The Blugoris' weapon of choice.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Basilisk and the Sphinx are quite huge.
  • Beast Man: The Four Demon Guards 5 after the time skip are Zoan users, but they look more Beast than human.
  • Bishonen Line: Despite not being a character, this follows the same pattern:
    • Level 1 is a barbed forest (red from the blood of the prisoners running through it) where spikes pierce you from all directions as well as being pursued by giant poisonous spiders.
    • Level 2 has giant monsters chasing to eat you alive, ranging from scorpions that can merge into a giant centipede and manticores that mimic voices of their victims to basilisks and sphinxes.
    • Level 3 is a purposely hot wasteland where criminals are starved to point of being nearly skeletal.
    • Level 4 is a pool and a pot filled with boiling blood to which criminals are thrown in to be boiled alive.
    • Level 5 is a sub zero level temperature where it is so cold that not only do the prisoners kept here either freeze to death or lose pieces of their flesh from severe frostbite, but the food given to them is frozen to the level of being virtually inedible; also it has crazed-eyd mad wolves that hunted the above mentioned Level 2 monsters for prey.
    • Level 5.5, Newkama Land... is a subversion, on account of it not being an official part of the prison, but a safe haven created by Emporio Ivankov.
    • And finally: Level 6 is pretty foreboding, but very normal looking and the only torture is being left alone... except that it had the most dangerous criminals alive Like Crocodile, Jimbei, all of Blackbeard's new crew and several criminals that will likely be given great prominence later in the story.
  • Carry a Big Stick: The Demon Guards (except Minokoala, who uses knuckle guards) are equipped with massive iron clubs of some sort.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Sadi-chan loves the screams of her enemies.
  • Dumb Muscle: The Blue Gorilla (Blugori), if they aren't animals.
  • Elite Mook: The Blugori are strong enough to take care of the Level 1 prisoners, but are ineffective against Luffy.
  • Flunky Boss: Saldeath use his Blugori to attack the enemy.
  • Gender Bender: One of them is a recipient of Ivankov's ability. Surprisingly, they react well to their "true form" and help Ivankov as a result.
  • Implacable Man: Thanks to their "Awakened" powers, the Demon Guard can heal from heavy injuries in a short period of time.
  • Instrument of Murder: Saldeath's spear is actually a flute, used to control the Blugori.
  • Killer Rabbit: None of the Demon Guards look like demons, but they are pretty dang tough.
  • King Mook: The Demon Guards and the Sphinx.
  • Lean and Mean: Sadi-chan is slender and is a villain.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Demon Guards, expecially Minotauros.
  • A Load of Bull: Minotauros is a bull-man.
  • Mama Bear: Sadi-chan is protective towards the Demon Guards. But can also be quite abusive.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Many of the beasts of Level 2.
  • Ms. Exposition: Domino explains to Hancock (and the audience) about the details of the prison when she comes visiting.
  • The Napoleon: Saldeath is simply tiny. He grows out of it after the timeskip.
  • Non-Action Guy: Domino is the only high-ranked officer who doesn't display any fighting skills.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: The Weapon of Choice of Impel Down's staff seems to be a trident.
  • Putting on the Reich: The commanding guards and wardens are typically dressed in this fashion (except for Hannyabal), especially Magellan.
  • Running Gag: Involving the Manticore's habit of yelling names of underwears and the Sphinx's habit of shouting casual names of noodles pasta.
  • Theme Naming: Minotauros, Minokoala, Minorhinoceros, Minozebra, and Minochihuahua.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Sadi-chan. Magellan and Hannyabal seem to genuinely believe they're in the right, and we never learn enough about Saldeath's personality to judge, but Sadi-chan just seems to be in it to torture people.
    • One of the former staff members, who went around killing inmates indiscriminately. Magellan had him arrested and put in Level 6.
  • Underboobs: Sadi-chan's outfit.
  • Verbal Tic: Sadi-chan often stops mid-speech to say "... mmmmm..." before continuing it.
  • Whip It Good: Sadi-chans's weapon is a pitchfork which can turn into a lash. And is strong enough to smash a large stone bridge.

    Newkama Landers

The followers of Emporio Ivankov, they were once prisoners of the Great Gaol of Impel Down that were "spirited away", while actually they were just freed by Ivankov or had found a way to reach him. They resides in the hidden level 5.5, built by a prisoner with tunneling Devil Fruit powers where they costantly party and keep an eye on the situation in the prison. After Luffy's outburst, they evade with their leader. After the Marineford saga, they finally reach Kamabakka Kingdom, where they joined the local Okama subjects.

One of the most notable members is Inazuma, a rebel from South Blue and Ivankov's right hand man/woman. The anime also introduces Caroline, the Substitute Queen of Kamabakka Kingdom.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Inazuma's scissors. Justified, since everything that's cut by those blades can be manipulated like paper.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Apparently, when a male Newkama is turned in a female he instantly becomes a hottie. Also Inazuma.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Inazuma, Ivankov's right-hand man (and/or woman) and Caroline, the regent of Kamabakka in Iva's absence, are without doubts really strong.
  • Badass Crew: They're all martial arts masters in Okama Kenpo and Newkama Kenpo, you better believe they're badass.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Think a bunch of gender-switching, easy-going, partying guys is harmless? Think again. The same goes for the inhabitants of Momoiro.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Inazuma ate the Snip-Snip Fruit (Choki Choki no Mi) and can turn his hands and fingers into large scissor blades.
  • Chef of Iron: All the high-level masters of Okama and Newkama Kenpo can use the "Attack Cuisine", which can strengthen the human body from inside. Sanji is the only person who managed to master it without becoming an Okama.
  • Cool Shades: Inazuma. Though they look more like 3D glasses.
  • Covert Pervert: One of Caroline's tactics in order to embarass Sanji was to peek at his bloomers whenever he tried a high kick.
  • Cultured Badass: Inazuma. The only person capable of kicking away fierce warg-like wolves while holding his glass of wine.
  • Dance Battler: Some of Caroline's attacks are similar to a sort of Waltzer. With Sanji as the dancing partner!
  • Distaff Counterpart: The Newkama are a sort of counterpart to the Kuja Pirates.
  • Drag Queen: Caroline. Bonus points for actually being also the "Substitute Queen".
  • Fan Disservice: While at least the Newkama in Impel Down can be quite pleasant, the crossdressers of Kamabakka are straight awful.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Inazuma wears a longcoat with a white and orange half, and his hair also has those two colors.
  • Gender Bender: Basically any single member may have or not change sex at least once, courtesy of Ivankov's Horm-Horm powers. The Newkama philosophy is that a person should be whatever makes them happiest, whether it's a man, woman, or okama.
  • Gonk: Many of the male Newkama are plain ugly. Ditto for "Caroline" and all the other Okama on Kamabakka Kingdom.
  • Humiliation Conga: One of the members: he was once a prince whose father was turned into a Okama after visiting Ivankov's Kingdom, then he lost everything, became a pirate and was imprisoned. To cup it all, when he tried to take revenge on Iva he had his own bullet reflected back at him and then was turned into a woman.
  • Hypno Fool: Caroline's secret attack, the "Awakening of the Maiden". It managed to turn (briefly) Sanji in one of the Okama.
  • Karmic Transformation: Ivankov can inflict them on people, usually by turning them into the opposite gender.
  • Kuudere: Inazuma's male personality is quite cold and reserved, while when he's a woman she's far more warm and kind.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: And dresses, skirts and bloomers too. Momoiro literally means "Pink".
  • Refuge in Audacity: Pretty much everything they do are made crazy and over-the-top as much as possible.
  • Seashell Bra: One of the male Newkama sports one.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Justified as the poor sop was just turned into a naked chick in front of a whole room of people. Also the Okama tends to have "girlish-sounding" voices.
  • Stocking Filler: All the Newkama wear these.
  • Training from Hell: The "Bride Training" required for the Attack Cuisine. Sanji managed to skip it in exchange for another, harder training.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Averted by the Impel Down denizens. The people of Kamabakka may look more like Creepy Crossdresser type, but they're actually really good natured.
  • Zerg Rush: While escaping from Impel Down.

    Bluejam Pirates

A pirate band from Luffy's flashback, they were a pirate crew living nearby the Grey Terminal just outside Goa kingdom's capital. They take Sabo back to his father and also forcefully hire Luffy and Ace. They're ordered by the King of Goa to burn down the Grey Terminal in exchange for a nobiliar title, but he had other plans. Their captain is Bluejam, and the other notable member is his right-hand man Porchemy.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Bluejam wishes to become a noble somehow. The King takes advantage of his ambition to use him for his plans.
  • Bad Boss: Bluejam doesn't care too much for his subordinates and even headshots Porchemy for losing to Ace and Sabo.
  • Badass Normal: Bluejam has no Devil's Fruit, fights with a saber and musket, but has a strong enough will not to have fainted when hit by a wave of Ace's Supreme King Haki.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: Bluejam versus Dadan and Ace in the burning Gray Terminal.
  • The Dragon: Porchemy is Bluejam's right hand man.
  • Drop the Hammer: Porchemy tries to make Luffy talk by smashing him with a massive wooden maul. It's ineffective.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Some of the lower ranks pirates couldn't stand looking at the brutal No-Holds-Barred Beatdown Porchemy gave Luffy.
  • Gonk: Bluejam and Porchemy. The former also sports a sinister-looking smile, thanks to his peculiar teeth.
  • Kill It with Fire: They're ordered to put several barrels of oil and gunpowder around the Grey Terminal in order to burn it all down, along with his inhabitants. It backfires when the king leaves them outside to die in the inferno.
  • Sinister Scimitar: Porchemy's sword, which he use to scalp his enemies alive!
  • Sword and Gun: Bluejam when fighting back Dadan and Ace.
  • Taking You with Me: After being betrayed by the king, the crew realize they're going to die, so upon running into Ace and Luffy, they figure they might as kill them before they perish. Even Ace noticed that they've lost their minds at that point.
  • Tempting Fate: Before facing Ace and Sabo, Porchemy boasts that if he lose he'll give up piracy. Guess who's lying on the floor with a hole in the forehead in the next page?
  • Villainous Breakdown: Bluejam, as he realize that the King has double-crossed them and left his crew to die in the fire he commisioned.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Porchemy interrogates Luffy by using him as a punching ball. While wearing spiked gloves to boot. For a whole day!.
  • You Have Failed Me: Bluejam kills Porchemy after his humiliating defeat at the hands of Ace and Sabo.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: On the receiving end of this when the king leaves them all to die in the Grey Terminal fire.

Fishman Island Saga

    Fake Straw Hat Pirates

A relatively new (well, to being impersonators, that is) crew led by "Three Tongued" Demalo Black, this small and very weak crew took advantage of the disappearance of the Straw Hat Pirates and impersonated them (minus Brook, who was not known as a member until recently) and used their reputation to recruit 100+ members, including 10 people with bounties over 70,000 and three whole crews, the captains of which are "Gashed" Albion, "Lip Service" Doughty & the new-age Supernova brothers "Wet Hair" Caribou" & "Blood Splatterer" Coribou.

The crew is now effectively dismantled. Black was captured by Sentomaru, the fake Robin (Cocoa) & the fake Chopper were kidnapped by mysterious agents, the fake Zoro, Nami, Sogeking, Sanji & Franky were buried alive by the brothers, Doughty was also either captured by Sentomaru or, judging from a large pile of bodies, killed & the brothers & Albion defected and escaped.
  • All There in the Manual: The Fake Straw Hats' names, except for Fake Luffy (Demalo Black), Fake Robin (Cocoa) and Fake Sanji (Drip).
    • As well as the fact that Albion escaped being arrested.
  • Boss In Mooks Clothing: Switched around, they are actually Mooks in Boss' Clothing.
  • Buried Alive: The final fate of the fakes Zoro, Nami, Sogeking, Sanji & Franky.
  • Butt-Monkey: They're all hardly threatening, such that they're even made into jokes.
  • Cowardly Lion: The fake Sogeking has some shred of bravery though, as tried to save the fake Sanji from being suffocated by Caribou.
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: They're posing as the Straw Hats. Extends to a Casting Gag in the anime, with the Straw Hats' seiyuu being mixed around and providing voices for the Fakes. For example Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji) is voicing Demalo Black.
  • Entitled Bastard: Black seems to think Luffy's rep can make him get away with everything.
  • Fat Bastard: The fake Luffy, Zoro & Sogeking & Doughty are all fat and all pirates.
  • Flat Character: Albion & Doughty don't have much screen time or lines.
  • Flunky Boss: Black/Fake Luffy was aiming to be one, but did not succeed. In some ways, he was a weaker & unlucky Buggy.
  • Gag Lips: Lip Doughty is famous in-universe for this.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: That infamous scene where fake Robin offers Chopper a cucumber.
  • Gonk: Every single freakin' member except Fake Chopper.
  • Kick the Dog: Black is a utter prick, shooting people when he wants with no regret. Caribou & Coribou are even worse.
  • Knife Nut: Albion is seen wielding three daggers and a large knife.
  • Meaningful Name: "Three Tongued" is a old British term for someone who lies to multiple people at once.
  • Mugging the Monster: You would think the impostors would know how the people they copy look like.
  • Oh, Crap!: satisfying reaction from them is when they saw the Marines after their ass.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • They are middle-aged Gonks. The real deals are teenagers and young adults. Do the math.
    • Chopper is a reindeer. Fake Chopper is a fox.
    • In their defense, the concept of people looking radically different in a relatively short amount of time isn't exactly uncommon in the One Piece universe.
  • Red Shirt: Many of them, expecially Lip Doughty and Albion.

    New Fishmen Pirates

Another group of Fishman pirates hailing from Fishman Island. They appear to be connected to the Sunny Pirates averted: this is a completely new crew and the only connection is that they knew Arlong back in the day, they use a modified version of their Jolly Roger. They are lead by Hordy Jones, the Great White Shark Fishman. Other known members are his four Lieutenants, Ikaros Much (Giant Squid), Dosun (Hammerhead Shark), Daruma (Cookiecutter Shark) & Zeo (Japanese Wobblegong Shark), Hammond (Daggertooth Pike Conger Eel), a low-class fighter & Hyozou (Blue Ring Octopus), a Merman assassin. They also employ several huge sea monsters, most notably the huge Kraken Surume, and forcibly employ some human pirates like "Crab Hand" Gyro into their ranks. They also use "E.S.", a powerful drug to greatly enhance their strength, but it shaves off their lives.

They share Arlong's intense hatred for humans, because of the death of their former leader, Fisher Tiger.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: A very intense hatred for humans largely due to the negative influence of the environment they were living in. Arlong as well as countless human hating fishmen filled their heads with anti-human propogada, making them believe that it was their duty to deliver punishment to humans and human supporters. To really drive the point home, a part of their flashback reveals them burning down a house of a fishman who had donated blood to save a human while wearing black masks.
  • Ascended Fanboy: The crew used to look up to Arlong and Fisher Tiger.
  • Bad Boss: Unlike Arlong, the leaders of the New Fishmen Pirates have no qualms about harming their own men.
  • Beard of Evil: Ikaros Much has one.
  • The Beastmaster: The Crew seems to employ several massive sea monsters, even Surume the Kraken.
  • Berserk Button: They hate it when fishmen have a positve opinion on humans. Especially Hody.
    • Ikaros hates even the reference fried squid, because his friend Daidaros, a giant squid, burned to death in the sun. He also has pyrophobia because of it.
  • Blade on a Stick: Ikaros wields eight of them, but are actually... Moisture-sucking squids as the tips!!
  • Breath Weapon: Logically, Ikaros can spit ink at will.
  • The Bus Came Back: Hammond finally reappeared in chapter 642, riding the Slave Tank.
  • Chain Pain / Epic Flail: Zeo's main weapon is a chain with weights on each end.
  • Chameleon Camouflage: Zeo has natural camouflage abilities like a chameleon, by nature of being a wobbegong fishman,.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Way back in Chapter 84, Hatchi mentioned someone better than him as a swordsman at Fishman Island. 400+ chapters later, we learn that swordsman is Hyozou, and there is quite a difference of strength.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander/Nightmare Retardant: Ohh boy, where to start... Dosun's Verbal Tic changes depending on his strength, Zeo is trampled by his own underlings and yet dismiss the accident as if it didn't happened, Ikaros Much is scared shitless of fires (a friend of his came to close to the sun and burned) and on the top of his spears has moist-draining squids. Last but not least, when Hyozo is drunk he slices anyone in his way.
  • The Comically Serious: Zeo acts calm and calculating, even as he tries to downplay something bad happening to him as part of his plans, with utter seriousness.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: None of the officers really manage to land a hit on the Straw Hats save for some minor inconveniences and, at best, are just able to keep up with them. Once the SH stopped playing around however and broke out the finishers, it was pretty much over in an instant.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Surume, who was beaten and tamed by Luffy.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Ikaros debuts by sucking the moisture out of a mook, then flattening his dried-up body with several palm strikes, all for unknowingly setting off his fear of fire, and after the mook had already apologized.
  • Defiant to the End: Even after Hody's defeat they weren't willing to give up. Even after aging rapidly they still won't give up.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Chapter 622 reveals that the crew was originally just a bunch of impressionable youths who were friends with each other, cheering when they heard of Fisher Tiger's exploits in Marejoia. They believed he did it to show the Fishmen's retribution to how they are treated by humans. While that's partly true, they also didn't get that Tiger actually freed the human slaves since he felt he couldn't just leave them in captivity, and was fighting oppression in general, not just the humans. Still, they then swore to dedicate themselves to violence towards humans wherever they find them when they grow up. Jones, in particular wanted to be Arlong's First Mate, even though Tiger often reprimanded Arlong for his brutality towards humans.
  • Drop the Hammer: Dosun seems to carry a Hammer around. Quite fitting for him.
  • Drunken Master: Hyozou. However when he gets too much drunk he attacks anyone.
  • Dual Wielding: Ikaros can wield eight spears due to him being a Giant Squid.
    • Hyozou can also wield a couple other swords with his tentacle-legs, too.
    • As for Chapter 642, Zeo is seen flailing two chains at once against Brook.
  • Dub Name Change: Dosun was renamed Sbam in the Italian translation, in order to keep his Punny Name.
  • Dumb Muscle: Dosun is strong enough to carry a big hammer around but does not seem to be particularly bright.
  • Elite Mooks: The one-shot character Harisenbo, porcupinefish and leader of the Sea-Urchin Armor Spine Squad.
  • Everything's Squishier with Cephalopods: The remaining member Ikaros is a Giant Squid fishman. And is a huge, nasty-looking fellow with eight spears.
    • And Hyozou himself is a Octopus Merman.
    • Not to mention the gigantic Kraken Surume.
  • Evil Old Folks: What chomping down on E.S. like it was candy did to them.
  • Fantastic Drug: They seem to use E.S. (Energy Steroid) to boost their strength big-time.
  • Fantastic Racism: They hate humans even more than Arlong, although they do employ a few. They tried to bring Luffy in, and they had at least Gyro as a unwilling member. Their Jolly Roger even has a decapitated human on it. A flashback went into detail about this, showing that the crew having grown up in the Fishman District, learned to hate humans from the residents there.
  • Gonk: Dosun & Hyozou.
  • Inescapable Net: Hammond's weapon of choice is a net-shooting cannon. Not so inescapable to Robin, though.
  • I Meant to Do That: Zeo does this a lot, such as when Brook stepped on his head he said "I'm headbutting your foot".
    • Almost falls into I Reject Your Reality. Zeo is incapable of accepting that bad things happen to him, or that what he wants and what happens vary; he gets trampled by his henchmen and acts like nothing happened. Makes a Badass Boast to the Straw Hats only to be ignored, so he claims he was talking quietly.
    • His "Body Sword Crush" and "Super Sole Headbutt" techniques are actually just him getting stabbed by Brook and getting accidentally stepped on respectively, with him claiming that those techniques will wreck the attacker.
    • Age rapidly into an old man due to overusing Energy Steroids? He claims he grew old on purpose.
  • Irrational Hatred / Feeling Oppressed by Their Existence:
    Fukaboshi: What the hell did those humans do to you!!?
    Jones: ... Nothing.
  • Jerkass Knight Templar: While being as much of a monster as Arlong, they do genuinely seem to believe in a cause of hope for Fishmen than Arlong's passing rhetoric where money comes first over helping other Fishmen, but they are still massive assholes with little regard for humanity, their own kind when they thinks they betrayed them, or even their own crewmates.
  • Killer Rabbit: Daruma, is probably as vicious and fierce as his animal counterpart (the Cookiecutter Shark, which is very small but also very aggressive).
  • Locked into Strangeness: Like Hody, Hyozou's abuse of E.S. has caused his hair to turn completely white, as well as buffing him up signficantly.
  • Man on Fire: Daruma when using his "Fire Cookie Cutter" attack.
  • Me's a Crowd: Ikaros can make clones out of ink.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Ikaros Much, a Giant Squid Fishman. Hyouzou, on the other hand, is multi-legged and even more dangerous.
  • The Napoleon: Daruma is very small compared to everybody else, probably not much bigger than the Brain point Chopper, and is very aggressive. Somewhat averted - he is actually almost as big as an average fishman or human, going by chapter 629. It's just that the other officers are freakin' huge.
  • Nice Hat: Daruma & Much's helmets.
  • No Mouth: Zeo. At least no visible mouth
  • No Name Given: To the fishman to the right of Hammond during their introduction in the manga. He was named "Kasagon" in the anime.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: The officers are clearly more dangerous than anyone on Fishman Island, with Hyozou holding the title of strongest swordsman. They dream of conquering the world as soon as they 'reform' the island. Right after defeating the Neptune Army, they get clobbered by the Straw Hats very easily.
    • Zoro essentially calls Hyouzou this after easily defeating him (his exact words were "frog in a well", almost mimicking Mihawk's words towards him Pre-Time Skip).
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When Hyouzou was first introduced, he had no intro box or dialogue, as both were given to the more aggressive Hammond. After their tussle with Luffy, Hyozou blocked a Gear 2nd strike without being harmed, poisoned Luffy and was able to carry of Hammond and the un-named Lionfish member without any problems at all.
    • This is subverted later on when Zoro easily defeats him, even while he's on steroids.
  • Now, That's Using Your Teeth!: Daruma can destroy rock and concrete, and his snacks are composed of giant fish's bones.
  • Oh, Crap!: Hyozou, after noticing that Zoro has just bisected all his swords in half just by parrying.
  • One-Handed Zweihänder: Ikaros' spears are quite huge, but he wields and use them with one hand each.
  • Only in It for the Money: Hyozou doesn't really seem to care about Jones' dream, and follows him only for money. If Arlong paid better, he admitted he would have gone with him to East Blue.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Hyozou is an octopus merman, and the only villainous Merperson seen yet.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: Hyouzou prides himself on being the best swordsman on Fishman Island. He is genuinely skilled, but when up against the disciple of the best in the world, he might as well be a frog in the well.
  • Poisoned Weapons: The Deadly Poison Squad is composed by fishmen armed with extremely venomous weapons.
    • Hyouzou is able to coat his swords in his blue ring octopus venom.
  • Poisonous Person: Hyozou is a blue ring octopus merman, which is an extremely venomous animal. If Luffy didn't get his Acquired Poison Immunity from Magellan, he would have killed Luffy.
  • Power at a Price: Energy Steroid works a lot like Gear 2nd.
  • Punny Name:
    • Hammond is a Daggertooth Pike Conger Eel, the Japanese name of which is "hamo".
    • So is his laugh style.
    • On a second look, many of them. Ikaros (Ika means Squid), Zeo is the anagram of Ooze, (the japanese for Carpet Shark) and Daruma comes from the Japanese name of the japanese name of the Cookiecutter shark, (Darumazame). "Dosun" is also the Japanese onomatopeia for a heavy thud, i.e. a hammer hitting something.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Emphasis on "Quirky". Ikaros is pyrophobic, Zeo acts as if he plans everything, Dosun has a varying Verbal Tic depending on his power, and Daruma is an Ax-Crazy person who likes to threaten people with being eaten.
  • Rapid Aging: All of them go through this when the Energy Steroids take effect.
  • Red Shirt Army: After capturing the royal family they whip out an army of 70.000 fishmen and 30.000 human pirates. In chapter 634 Luffy halved their numbers with a shot of Haki.
  • Slasher Smile: Well, most of them are sharks or eels, so it's kind of unavoidable. Except for Zeo, who has no visible mouth.
  • Slave Revolt: After seeing the Straw Hats take down most of the Red Shirt Army and the easily handling the Quirky Miniboss Squad and the arrival of the Neptune Army taking down the weaker Fishmen, the slaves realized this is an ideal time to revolt and escape.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: They talk big, and can somewhat back it up, but they're not much compared to a New World-ready pirate crew.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Hyozou has been spelled as Hyouzou or Hyozo. Also Ikaros Muhhi/Much.
  • Spikes of Villainy: In chapter 635 the Sea-Urchin Armor Spine Squad is composed by spiked fishmen wearing armors full of spikes.
  • Stout Strength: Dosun seems to be a bit doughy, as well as very strong.
  • Stupid Evil:
    • Their cause has no real substance as unlike Arlong, they don't have any experience to hate humans over. They were just told as kids to hate humans and grew up on that philosophy. Thus all their actions are just purely out of ignorance.
    • Then there's the way they maintain their arrogance and believe they'll be able to defeat the Straw Hats, despite it obviously being a Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Take Up My Sword: They seem to have embraced Tiger's "negative" politics and Arlong's.
  • Tattooed Crook:
    • All of them have modified "Mark of the Sun" tattos (their version has a decapitated human crossed off) of the original Fishman Pirates on them, and some have Arlong's Jolly Roger, too.
    • Some minor Foreshadowing there considering their "mark of the sun" tattoos have blank spaces in the center, which for the originals hid the slave brands that some of the crew had. This absence indicates none of the New Fishman Pirates were slaves, hinting at their Irrational Hatred.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered by Hody, Hyozou and Decken to Hatchan.
  • Threatening Shark: Four of them, to be precise:
    • Hody Jones the Great White.
    • Dosun, the Hammerhead.
    • Zeo, the Japanese Wobblegong/Carpet Shark. (Although he looks more like Zoidberg).
    • Daruma the Cookiecutter.
  • Tunnel King: Daruma, by using his teeth.
  • Verbal Tic: Ikaros and Dosun seem to inject their names into their sentences.
    • And Hammond's laugh of "Hamohamohamo!".
    • Chapter 630 revealed that Dosun's tics depend on his current power level.
  • Villain Team-Up: With the Flying Dutchman Pirates.
  • Visual Pun: Look closely at Ikaros' spears. The tips are "squid-shaped". Revealed in chapter 630 to be actual squids.
    • Daruma also resembles the Japanese dolls that share his name.
  • We Have Reserves: The crew's attitude towards their human slaves. Seen with their weapon "Slave Tank" (a tank-like structure carried around by a bunch of chained slaves).
  • The Worf Effect:
    • Hyozou, hyped and acclaimed as the strongest and most dangerous swordsman on Fishman Island, has his sword cut in half by Zoro, and totally fails to impress him. Even after taking steroids, mind you.
    • The New Fishman Pirates in general seem to be this, as their main purpose really is to show how much the Straw Hat crew has improved over the time skip.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: To Hachi.
  • Younger Than They Look:
    • We saw young Hachi back in Chapter 0, which was 20 + years ago, and Jones mentions he's his senior, so he probably around 20-21ish, despite looking older than even Arlong.
    • Even so, in actuality, Hatchan and Jones are really roughly the same age, though Hatchan might be slightly older. Jones was 15 when Fisher Tiger raided Marejoia, so that would make him 30.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in chapter 650. The drugs the leaders have been using to fight have taken their toll, causing them to become withered old geezers.

    The Neptune Army 

The Royal army of Ryuuguu Kingdom, lead by Neptune's three sons. It was created recently to contrast the threat of the vicious Van Der Decken IX, who is harassing Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi and wants to marry her. The main members include King Neptune (a Coelacanth merman), Queen Otohime, a Goldfish Mermaid who died 10 years ago Fukaboshi (The oldest and a Shark merman, though what species is unspecified), Ryuuboshi (the middle brother and an Oarfish merman), Manboshi (The third brother and a Moonfish merman) and Shirahoshi (the youngest, the only daughter, and a giant Sillago mermaid). Other notable members are the Minister of the Right (a Seahorse merman) and the Minister of the Left (a Catfish merman).

For Fukaboshi and Shirahoshi see Major Allies. For King Neptune and Queen Otohime see Others.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Parodied. In a flashback Queen Otohime puts so much force into slapping a mugger that she breaks her hand. And starts crying because she feels sorry for his desperation. And then she hits him again for breaking the law.
  • Big Fun: Mamboshi is rather fat and he's a Fun Personified person who likes dancing.
  • Big Good: They serve as this for the Fishman Island Arc.
  • Blade on a Stick: The Minister of the Right wields a huge trident-shaped Halbeard.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Ryuuboshi & Mamboshi are rather eccentric compared to their serious big brother.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Ever wondered why the two princes, Ryuuboshi and Manboshi act goofy like that? It turns out it's a way to cheer their sister up - right after their mom was murdered, right in front of them.
  • Cool Old Guy: The Minister of the Right, who looks like a warrior. King Neptune hiself also qualifies.
  • Cool Pet: Shirahoshi owns a pet shark named Megalo.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Ryuuboshi and Manboshi appear to be this. It's definitely shown when the two took out giant sea beasts alongside Fukaboshi.
  • Dual Wielding: Ryuuboshi carries two swords with him.
  • Gonk: The Three Princes and Neptune aren't exactly attractive. Princess Shirahoshi however is very beautiful, although absolutely gigantic!
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Their troops, the Ammo Knights. Ammo is a short-hand word for "Ammonite", i.e. fossilized snails, which their armor looks like. Also, Neptune's Whale mount "Hoe" means Whale in Japanese.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: The "Ultramarine" attack, as used by Neptune and Fukaboshi. And it is awesome.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!:
    • Fukaboshi took Jones' decision of forcing his subjects to commit Fumi-e (stepping on a image) on Otohime's image really badly. Later, Manboshi and Ryuuboshi decided to stop playing Mister Nice Guy.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Otohime was prone to fits of crying, like Shirahoshi is now.
  • Meaningful Name: Fuka means shark or dogfish, fitting Fukaboshi's race. Also Ryuuboshi, Manboshi and Shirahoshi's names contain a pun on their fish race.
  • Missing Mom: Otohime, due to her death.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Queen Otohime's story, up to her assassination, is surprisingly similar to that of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Non-Action Guy: The Minister of the Left.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Shirahoshi is has the same power as the previous mermaid princess, which is to command the various Sea Kings. The previous mermaid princess, and by extension, Shirahoshi, is the legendary ancient weapon Poseidon.
  • Posthumous Character: Otohime died before the series started.
  • Power Trio/Bash Brothers: The Three Princes.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Fukaboshi wields a large trident and Neptune wields and even bigger one. And all the members of the Ammo Knights, too.
  • Punny Name: Manboshi likes to do the Mambo dance.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Fukaboshi & probably Neptune.
  • Rousing Speech: Otohime's specialty. Fukaboshi made one at his mother's funeral to keep the spirit of the subjects high.
  • Royal Rapier: Ryuuboshi's swords are revealed to be those.
  • Stepford Smiler: Ryuuboshi and Mamboshi, whose "dancing and singing" routine comes from their last attempt to cheer up their little sister RIGHT AFTER seeing their mom shot and dying.
  • Taking the Bullet: When Hody is attacking his soldiers, Neptune throws himself in the way of Hodi's water arrows. Hody calls him a fool for doing this.
  • Verbal Tic: Ryuuboshi and Manboshi has these. Ryuuboshi speaks in scale, while Mamboshi talks... well, like he's in a Mambo.
    • It should be noted that these two created their own tics, acting happy while they were miserable about their mother's death, to stop young Shirahoshi from potentially destroying Fishman Island with her latent powers by cheering her.
  • Warrior Prince: The three brothers.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • Neptune is defeated and bound offscreen by Zoro. Justified since he states that he's quite old and that the princes are stronger than him.
    • The princes themselves are subjected to this in chapter 632. Apparently all 5 officers of the New Fishmen Pirates drugged and at once were too much to handle.
    • The princes' major role during Luffy's undersea fight with Hody was to give Hody someone that he could still overpower to look threatening in between getting smacked around by Luffy while he was stuck in a bubble.

    The Flying Dutchman Pirates

A band of Pirates that sail around the area near Fishman Island, their Captain is Vander Decken IX, a Japanese Bullhead Shark fishman. The main members thus far are Decken, Oonyuudou Wadatsumi, a Umibozu or "Sea Giant", but is actually just a Giant Tiger Blowfish fishman & Ankoro, a huge Anglerfish. They sail on the titular ship, a mysterious ship said to be cursed by the gods and forced to roam the depths of the ocean which is actually just a decrepit old ship that got Shrouded in Myth & inaccuracies. Vander Decken is wanted by the Neptune Army for his harassments toward the beautiful Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi. Recently he had allied himself with Hody Jones to take over Ryuugu Kingdom, but toward the end of the battle, Hody (seemingly) killed Decken.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Wadatsumi the "Umibozu"/ giant fishman.
  • The Beastmaster: Not as much as Jones's crew, but they at least have a giant Anglerfish alone to help them.
  • Carpet of Virility: Wadatsumi. It's one way of making him look older when his mannerisms prove otherwise.
  • The Dragon: Wadatsumi, the only other (so far) named member of the crew.
  • Gonk: Wadatsumi has a nut-shaped head and goatee, and he's also disproportionately built, being very wide.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Wadatsumi ends up joining Jimbei's crew after getting exiled from Fishman Island.
  • Ghost Ship: The Flying Dutchman, in actuality, it's just an old, beat-up but still normal ship.
  • Legacy Character: The Vander Decken in the myths is actually the Grandfather of the current Captain.
  • Meaningful Name: Vander Decken from Van Der Decken, legendary captain of the Flying Dutchman. Wadatsumi is also the name of a Japanese Sea God, born when Izanagi washed himself after his trip to hell.
  • Put on a Bus: Because Wadatsumi is too big for any dungeon to hold, the Neptune Army has Surume take him away from Fishman Island.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Wadatsumi acts and talks childishly despite being a gigantic blowfish fishman, and he's a member of a pirate crew. Subverted in Jimbei's side story where he's shown trying to be helpful, if misguided (he thought the underwater ruins he found belonged to the city of the people that gave him food, so he brought them up as gratitude, not knowing that the sea monsters live there, angering them).
  • Shrouded in Myth: From them having a Ghost Ship to their captain Vander Decken being a very old person.
  • Size Shifter: Wadatsumi, being a giant blowfish can increase his own size at will by inflating himself.
  • Team Pet: Ankoro, a giant Anglerfish.
  • Villain Team-Up: With the New Fishman Pirates. Vander Decken wants to marry Shirahoshi, while Hody Jones wants to take over the kingdom; allying with each other will help the each others' goals. Lampshaded by Jones in that, while he refuses to be anybody's subordinate, an alliance is okay.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite being an insanely huge man, Wadatsumi has a high, childish voice in the anime. It's actually pretty fitting.

    Sun Pirates 
See their entry on the Seven Warlords of the Sea Crews page.

Pirate Alliance Saga

    G- 5 Marines 

Stationed at G-5, a Marine branch located in the New World, those Marines are known for being insane, cruel and merciless, torturing any pirates they can find. Despite this, they exhibit a great deal of loyalty towards Vice Admiral Vergo, their base captain, as well as Vice Admiral Smoker and Captain Tashigi.

    Punk Hazard Denizens 

The weird inhabitants of the deserted island. They all appear to be mythological creatures of some sorts, including centaurs and satyrs. They're working for Caesar Clown, a former colleague of doctor Vegapunk. Other relevant denizens include Monet, a harpy, the Yeti Cool Brothers, Smiley, the Blob Monster pet of Caesar's the former pirate captain Brownbeard, now a crocodile centaur, and Trafalgar Law.
  • And I Must Scream: The gas that "Smiley" is turned back into petrifies its victims, causing considerable nerve damage as it slowly kills them. It's fortunately not irreversible, and the victims can be saved if treated quickly enough.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Yeti Cool Brothers and Smiley the Slime.
  • Axe-Crazy: The Yeti Cool Brothers appear to like killing "VERY" much.
  • BFG: The above mentioned Brothers.
  • Blessed with Suck: Smiley ate the Sala-Sala Fruit: Model Axolotl. While this isn't so bad, since it gave the Blob Monster sentience, coupled with the ability to shapeshift and its nigh invulnerability; it also prevents it from swimming. The problem with this? Axolotls, and salamanders in general, are amphibious creatures.
  • Blob Monster: Smiley is a living poisonous substance who "ate" a Devil Fruit to give itself a form.
  • Cool Hat: The Yeti Cool Brothers have these.
  • Elite Mooks:
    • The Yeti Cool Brothers seem to be this, as they're unleashed on the Straw Hats almost immediately. They were shown to have defeated Zoro, Sanji (in Nami's body) and Brook, only for them to later be revealed as alive. Later though they're defeated by Luffy, Franky and Law.
    • Some of the most infamous named criminals are this as well, including "Iron Bar" Smoothie, Fen Bock "of the Gourd" and "Rope-Tugging" Chappeh.
  • The Faceless: It's actually impossible to see what the Yeti Cool Brothers' faces look like. Judging from their silhouettes, Rock seems pretty much human-like while Scotch wears a gas mask. Their faces were later revealed in a databook; Rock notably looks like a moai.
  • Fauns and Satyrs: The Gas Mask Mooks are revealed to be satyrs.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How Scotch is beaten by Law.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Brownbeard, who survives the assassination attempt, is more than willing to cooperate with the Straw Hats after hearing how Caesar truly feels about him, and how he intends to use Brownbeard's men as guinea pigs. When the truth about Caesar becomes obvious, said men also perform a turn, and escape and party along with the Straw Hats and their allies.
  • Kill It with Fire: The Navy officers thought fire could kill Smiley. They were wrong.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Yeti Cool Brothers, Rock and Scotch, who appear to be faster than LUFFY, and defeated most of the crew without effort. Though this was revealed to be using gas that can induced drunkeness and they only won because they caught most of the crew off guard.
  • Made of Explodium: Smiley will violently explode if set on fire as it is made of condensed gas.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Good luck trying to figure out how to kill Smiley.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: The first seen are half leopard and half giraffe respectively. Other hybrids include a crocodile-man, doe-woman and zebra-man.
  • Poisoned Weapons: You thought that a giant assassin with a giant cannon-like rifle was enough? Well, their bullets are poisoned too. Talk about overkill...
    • In a sense, Smiley too is one. It used to be a Deadly Gas before Caesar condensed it and fed it a Devil Fruit, giving it sentience. Though later, after Caesar fed it a special candy, Smiley returned to being mere gas, "dying" as a result.
  • Punny Name: The Yeti Cool Brothers, Rock and Scotch, probably a pun on "Scotch on the Rocks".
    • Smiley's name is very similar to how the word "slime" is written.
  • Verbal Tic: Scotch of the Yeti Cool Brothers, who uses the word "cool" a lot.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: According to Clown, Slime is very vulnerable to water. However, unlike many other blobs, trying to burn it will result in a massive explosion, as they're made of condensed gas.
    • In Chapter 673, it is revealed that Slime, or Smiley, is a Zoan Devil Fruit user. Specifically the Sala-Sala Fruit (Sara Sara no Mi), Model: Axolotl.
  • You Have Failed Me: Brownbeard gets shot with a giant explosive gun by the Yeti Cool Brothers after he fails to kill the Straw Hats.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Smiley is "killed" by Caesar so that it can turn back into its original form of a gas.

    Donquixote Pirates/Donquixote Family 

See their entry on the Seven Warlords of the Sea Crews page.

    Corrida Coloseum Tournament Participants 

The various gladiators and other fighters participating in the Corrida Coliseum Tournament to get their hands on the Flame-Flame Fruit.

For Cavendish, Bartolomeo, Don Chinjao, Sai, Ideo, Hajrudin & Orlumbus (as well as other notable participants), see their entries on the Straw Hat Grand Fleet page, for Rebecca and King Elizabello II, see their entries on the Major Allies Part Two page, for Ricky, see his entry on the Civilians And Non Pirates page.
  • Action Girl: Rebecca and Acilia can more than hold their own; even more when they're teamed up.
  • A Load of Bull: The Fighting Bull, aka "the Brutal Bull". He manages to take down everyone he rams into, until he meets the giant Hajrudin.
  • Annoying Arrows: When Luffy dodges all of Jean Ango's projectile weapons with Observation Haki, they end up lodged in Chinjao's gut. All this does is make him mad; bye, Jean.
  • Badass Cape: A good number of them wear'em, like Rebecca, Cavendish (Though his is a Coat Cape), Sai and Elizabello.
  • Baleful Polymorph: The failed contestants gets abducted and turned into toys by Trebol and Sugar.
  • Bear Hug: Rolling Logan from D Block crushes 2 opponents' bones this way, being a huge man.
  • Berserk Button: Kelly Funk hates it when somebody makes fun of his height to the point that he will continue to beat his opponent even after they're unconscious.
  • Big Dumb Body: Bobby Funk's entire purpose is just to be possessed by Kelly's powers, because Bobby is ridiculously durable even if he can't fight.
  • Big Little Brother: Bobby is the younger of the Funk Brothers and yet he's the taller one (Kelly's height only reaches Bobby's chest).
  • Bounty Hunter: Jean Ango.
  • Coats and Jackets: Kelly Funk ate the Jacket-Jacket Fruit (Jake Jake no Mi), which allows him to turn into a jacket that humans, animals and even monsters can wear. He uses it to compensate for his Glass Cannon status by letting his brother "wear" him.
  • Condemned Contestant: It's revealed that every loser in the battle gets dumped underground with broken toys after they're tricked with "medical operation".
  • Cross Counter: Happens with Ideo and Sai once.
  • Deadly Dodging: Luffy effortlessly dodges Jean Ango's thrown weapons... which all fly into Chinjao's gut. He then knocked Ango out of the ring.
  • Equippable Ally/Fusion Dance/Grand Theft Me: Kelly of the Funk Brothers. He has the power of the Jacket-Jacket Fruit (Jake Jake no Mi), which turns him into a jacket. Anyone who wears him is possessed by him, giving Kelly all of their abilities.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While some of them are evil, the big named participants would never betray Usopp and his friends for freeing them from their toy curse and they attacked the ungrateful participants who would try to capture them.
  • Evil Genius:
    • Dagama seems to amount to this, being a very unpleasant strategist who is not above cheating his way to victory.
    • Later on he proves his strategic prowess in the invasion in Doflamingo's palace where he gathers and commands all of the other combatants to stay on guard to ensure that Luffy can pass safely after they fought Doflamingo's forces with seemingly no cooperation.
  • Evil Sorcerer: The gladiator Mummy from Block D is introduced as a "Sorcerer". The exact nature of said "sorcery" has yet to be revealed.
  • Expy: Kelly and Bobby Funk are based on actual, famous wrestling brothers. In this case, Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr.
  • Fluffy Tamer: As usual for him, Luf- er, Lucy manages to tame The Fighting Bull.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Lucy nicknames him "Ucy" (a pun for the Japanese word for bull, ushi).
  • Glass Cannon: Kelly Funk also easily goes down from Boo's Hasshouken punch.
  • Gonk: Dagama again. He also happens to resemble Eggman.
  • Ki Attacks: The Chinjao Family employs Haki, aside from Hasshouken.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Kelly, when angered, tends to attack whoever angers him even after they're unconscious.
  • King of Beasts: The Fighting Lion, one of the fighters of the D Block. Orlumbus easily defeats him, though.
  • Made of Diamond: Bobby Funk. He took an Armament Haki-imbued axe to the back and stays intact, with the axe's hilt snapped in two in the process.
  • Mugging the Monster: Spartan, the star of the colosseum, upon seeing Luffy, thought he was a puny runt that didn't belong in the tournament and angrily attacked him. You can probably guess what happens.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
    • Abdullah and Jeet are very much inspired by real life pro wrestlers, Abdullah the Butcher and Tiger Jeet Singh. The Funk Brothers, Bobby and Kelly, are also based off Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr., but less so in appearance.
    • Meanwhile Orlumbus is a pun on Christopher Columbus, him being an adventurer and captain of the Yonta Maria (again, a pun of Santa Maria, Columbus' ship) and Suleiman may be a reference to Suleiman Reis, a pirate from Ottoman Empire.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Jean Ango's expression when Chinjao's about to attack him.
    • Bellamy's expression when King Elizabello's about to launch his King Punch.
    • Heck, the audience and commentator do this many times. Many unexpected things happen here, after all.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Taken to hilarious extremes when all of them insist that they will personally kill Doflamingo.
  • Pyro Maniac: Damask is described as this, what with his strange ability to breathe fire.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Kelly Funk after anyone triggers his Berserk Button.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: It seems like the Funk Brothers were aiding Luffy when they gave him directions to a shortcut in the tunnels but it led to a dead end. It turns out they intended to betray Luffy and his allies but Doflamingo's string clone comes along and incapacitates the Funk Brothers which ironically saves Luffy.
  • Stone Wall: Bobby Funk may be a minor character, but he has the intriguing distinction of being the first character seen who can resist Haki with his natural defenses; he's simply that tough.
  • This Means War!: Dagama declares this after he's trapped in the underground with the rest of the tourney losers.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Abdullah and Jeet, and the Funk Brothers.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: How Jean Ango fights.
  • Ungrateful Bastards: At first they all worship Usopp for freeing them from Sugar's toy powers but once Doflamingo puts a price on his head they all seemingly go after him. Seriously guys you couldn't wait ten minutes even? Turned out that only the no-name ones on-panel went after him. Many named ones were off-panel at the time and later prove to still be loyal, except for the Funk Brothers; and even then, many of those who went after him changed their mind and ended up helping Luffy anyway, thanks to Gatz.
  • Vibroweapon: The Chinjao family know a martial art called Hasshouken that makes their fists and kicks into vibroweapons that can bypass armor and shields.
  • You Shall Not Pass: They (well, most of them) all rally together to hold Doflamingo's forces and executives so Luffy (and Cavendish, and Law, and Kyros) can continue to go to Doflamingo's place, courtesy of Dagama. Later he does a personal version of this where, after getting gored by Dellinger, he holds the latter in place and tells Luffy and co to go forward.

    Tontatta Tribe 

A tribe of Dwarves that live on the island Green Bit just off of Dressrosa. They are the reason the people of Dressrosa believe in fairies. They are lead by Gancho and their warrior Leo. They have a scouting unit that patrol the mainland and steal supplies one of which, Wicca, stole Zoro's sword Shusui.

For Leo and other individual Dwarves, see their entries on the Straw Hat Grand Fleet page. For Princess Mansherry, see her entry on the Others page.

  • Badass Adorable: Cute little people capable of beating up characters several times their size with their Super Speed and Super Strength.
  • Big Damn Heroes: They all hold the Marines back in Chapter 798 from trying to capture the fleeing pirates.
  • Blade on a Stick: Most of them use small lances as weapons.
  • Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: They speak like this in the English version of the manga.
  • The Fair Folk: They are regarded as fairies and known for stealing people's belongings.
  • Green Thumb: Green Bit's lushness is due to their nigh-supernatural ability to tend any plant they come across, and it's that very skill that has them enslaved to grow SMILE trees.
  • Gullible Lemmings: Their hats, naturally. Also a Deconstructed Trope as their naive nature can be exploited by enemies in order to reveal secret info.
  • Keigo: They all speak like this, but say "resu" instead of "desu".
  • Meaningful Name: Tonta is Spanish, Italian, and Catalan for 'foolish'. And these dwarves happen to be very gullible. They not only believed one of Usopp's lies, but the dwarves that are enslaved in Doflamingo's SMILE factory think they're making medicine for the imprisoned Mansherry.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite their child-like appearance and behavior, Leo, Kabu and Inhel have been around since Viola and Scarlett's childhood, indicating that Dwarves have longevity.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: These little people are strong enough to toss an ordinary human around like a rag doll...problem is, their main enemies, the Donquixote Family, are run by humans that are anything but normal.
  • Our Dwarves Are All the Same/Lilliputians: They're tiny humanoids with pointy noses and bushy tails.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite being small enough to fit in your hands they are strong enough to smash concrete with their fists. So you can forget about the city block and the architecture occupying it.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Invoked - As an apology for the oppression of their tribe, the King of Riku (about 800 years ago) allowed them to steal anything they want from the kingdom and he'd label them as "fairy's hijinks". Said myth continues to the present day.
  • Tail Slap: They can do a technique called "Tail Hammer" that is strong enough to knock down a grown man.
  • Thanks for the Mammaries: When they're investigating Robin for hidden items, they go so far as to dive into her mini dress. Later on, Gancho somehow managed to hide in between her breasts, without her or Usopp noticing until he speaks.
  • This Means War!: They were overjoyed when they learned that Doflamingo's resigned from being king. But when they learned that the information was false, this drives them to finally rebel against Doflamingo and go to war against him.

Four Emperors Saga

    Mink Tribe 

Also sometimes referred to as "minkmen", they are a tribe of Petting Zoo People who lived a mostly isolated life on the moving island of Zou for over a millenium. Exactly how animalistic they are varies between individuals. While all Minks are born fighters, there are two types of warriors who protect the civilians: the Musketeers, led by Shishilian, and the Guardians, led by Pedro.

For Wanda see Civilians and Non Pirates. For Duke Dogstorm, Boss Cat Viper, Pedro and Carrot see Major Allies.
  • A Load of Bull: Roddy, a Mink based on a bull.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: As lampshaded by Jinbei, their untrained Sulong form is this trope, as the Minks become a danger to friend, foe and themselves alike due to becoming feral and using so much stamina. With proper training, minks can learn to control the form and chuck the "impractical" part out the window.
  • Badass Adorable:
    • It turns out all Minks are this, even the toddlers. They are literally a race of born warriors. Half of them are cute, the other half just look badass.
    • Carrot is a cute, human-looking Mink with rabbit features, but she's also strong enough to clash with Zoro's swords, has lightning-based abilities, and can float and jump super high.
    • Bepo is a huggable polar bear who knows martial arts. Also Pekoms, a rather cute-looking lion (don't tell that to his face, though) who has 300 million Berry bounty and is proficient with Haki and can turn into a half-turtle.
  • Badass Grandpa: Monjii is an old Monkey Mink, but powerful as hell.
  • Beary Friendly: Bepo, a cute and friendly polar bear Mink.
  • Berserk Button: One that formed shortly after the Dressrosa arc is mentioning the Wano Country, ninja or samurai. This is due to Jack ravaging the island in his search for Raizo. It's eventually subverted when it's revealed that the Mink Tribe and Kin'emon's clan go way back; the Minks were protecting Raizou, and their reactions to hearing about samurais were not of anger, but worry.
  • Bull Seeing Red: Notably averted with Roddy. He attacks a piece of cloth not because it's red, but because it's fluttery, which is truth in Real Life.
  • Carnivore Confusion: When Usopp asked about what kind of meat they're serving in this island, Carrot answers that they eat "those without fur", i.e crocodiles, hippos and the like. They also apparently domesticate them, if Wanda's crocodile-boar steed is any indication.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Their Sulong form drains their stamina, to the point that they can die the very night they transform if left unchecked. Even when they do learn to use it, they must do it sparingly.
  • Cat Folk: Cat Viper, the other king of Mokomo Dukedom. There are also other feline (and panthera) persons on the place.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In a sense, Bepo; he's been introduced long before his tribe, but revealed as a Mink much later. Pekoms is also a Mink, which allowed the Big Mom Pirates to track down Zou.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Carrot and Wanda, who look much more like humans. Other female minks too, in general.
  • Everyone Is a Super: Every Mink can use Electro.
  • Fantastic Racism: Subverted. They are said to hate humans, but that's just a rumor. In truth, they only hate people based on their actions as opposed to their race, and some of them even like humans, due to them being not that different from minks.
  • The Glomp: They tend to show affection to others in the form of "minkship" by cuddling, hugging or licking them while saying "Garchu."
  • Killer Gorilla: Blackback, a Mink based on a gorilla. He's a fierce guardian normally but can be tamed with bananas.
  • King of Beasts: Shishilian, a musketeer Lion Mink. He's also a military leader.
  • Large Ham: Shishilian likes to go over-the-top with everything.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Carrot and Wanda look much more human-like, but with animal attributes.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Many minks have names related to their species. The "Wan" in Wanda is the Japanese onomatopoeia for "bark", the "shishi" in Shishilian means "lion", the nurse's name, "Tristan" plays off "risu" the Japanese word for squirrel, and the "yagi" in the goat doctor Miyagi's name means "goat."
  • Lunacy: Every Mink has the ability to transform into a "Sulong" under the light of a full moon. From what's been seen of Carrot's transformation, they become much more dangerous and powerful and are able to generate significant quantities of electro. The catch is that the form drains the minks' stamina fast, and normally causes them to lose their mind and become feral; an unchecked Sulong attacks friend and foe alike and can die from exhaustion the very night they transformed. However, it is possible for them to learn how to control the form.
  • Martial Pacifist: They're an entire race of this. They wish to avoid unnecessary violence if they could help it and they'll warn their potential opponent that fighting is useless, but when they have no other choice they'll show that they are not "cuddly and harmless" as people think. Even then, their use of "Electro" are mostly limited to subduing enemies with less-than-lethal force. The Musketeers also make a point of disarming their enemies. Cat Viper, however, seems to be more violent than the rest.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Minks tend to be this to those they're friendly to. They call it "minkship".
  • Petting Zoo People: They're anthropomorphic animals, not unlike Zoan fruit users' hybrid forms (though limited to mammals, as the "Mink" in their name refers to their fur). Some are just a Little Bit Beastly, others are downright talking animals.
  • Rascally Rabbit: Carrot, a warrior Rabbit Mink.
  • Shock and Awe: Minks appear to be able to use an ability called Electro, that allows them to use electricity during fights.
  • Son of an Ape: They view humans as Monkey Minks with less hair. Unlike most examples of this trope, it's not meant to be insulting.
  • Spell Blade: They can channel "Electro" through their weapons.
  • Stock Animal Behavior: Most of them have quirks related to the animal they are based on. Rody, a Bull Mink, attacks fluttery objects; Blackback, a Gorilla Mink, loves eating bananas; and Wanda, a Dog Mink, licks people's faces. All the Dog Minks love bones too with their behavior around Brook. Even Dogstorm calls him "delicious-looking".
  • Stock Animal Diet: Averted for the most part as Minks mostly eat fish, reptiles and hippos (with the latter being weird, since hippos are mammals). However, you've got the banana-loving gorilla, the bone-loving dogs and a rabbit called Carrot, so it's alluded in a way.
  • Super Mode: Their "Sulong" form, which happens under the light of a full moon, greatly increases their already-impressive strength, speed, and electro production to the point Big Mom's children warn their soldiers to be wary about facing one of them.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Shishilian - he hates sweet words such as "honey", "love" etc and he throws his subordinates down the trees for saying them, calling them "having no backbones", and then he makes them promise to never say that again in his presence. He also likes to over-express himself.
  • Underestimating Badassery: The Hundred Beasts Pirates that invaded the kingdom think that all minks are cuddly and harmless. They're quickly proven wrong. If it wasn't for the gas bomb that they bought from Caesar Clown, they would have been pulverized.
  • Undying Loyalty: They were willing to let their entire civilization be destroyed by Jack rather than give up Raizo's location on Zou... because he's Kin'emon's friend, and Kin'emon's clan is the Minks' friends. Talk about True Companions.
  • Verbal Tic: When using pronouns, the males will add "-gara" as a suffix while the females will add "-teia".
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: It's hinted that unless they are properly trained to control it, when Minks change into their Su Long forms, they become feral and dangerous.

    Big Mom Pirates/Charlotte Family 
See their entry on the Big Mom Pirates page.

    Germa 66 
See their page here.

    Tyrants of the Underworld 

Some of the most powerful and influential figures of the Underworld, who exercise control of everything from the selling and transportation of contraband to the flow of the world's media. Despite their pull, even the most powerful of them attend Big Mom's tea parties without question.

The ones revealed so far are: "God of Fortune" Du Feld, a Loan Shark affiliated with the Du Feld Conglomerate; "Pleasure District Queen" Stussy; "Major Undertaker" Drug Peclo; "Big News" Morgans, President of the World Economic Journal newspaper company; Giberson "The Concealer", a warehouse kingpin; and "Deep Ocean Current" Umit, who owns a shipping company. Doflamingo also used to be one under the codename "Joker", but he became inactive after he's captured by the Marines.
  • The Alcoholic: Giberson is introduced guzzling down booze like his life depends on it.
  • Catch-Phrase: Morgans rarely goes long without exclaiming something is "big news!". No surprise it's his nickname.
  • Cigar Chomper: Du Feld, like other Mafioso-inspired characters such as Crocodile and Bege, is constantly seen with one.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Despite being a prominent Underworld figure, Morgans is also the chairman of the World Economic Journal, a major newspaper company. He also apparently has his own dealings with Germa 66. Umit and Du Feld are under this trope as well.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Morgans is always excited whenever something major happens around him that will make big news.
  • The Mole: Stussy is actually a member of Cipher Pol 0.
  • Monster Clown: Drug Peclo's Cool Mask makes him look like one.
  • Nice Hat: Morgans wears a nice top hat tipped with a bird's feather. Giberson wears a striped tall hat.
  • Oh, Crap!: Du Feld's face shows this feeling loud and clear when the Tamatebako is sent flying out of his grasp and off the roof of Big Mom's castle.
  • Petting Zoo People: Morgans is a humanoid bird of an unknown race.
  • Sinister Scythe: Drug Peclo carries one that fits well into his Undertaker look.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Stussy is the only woman of the Tyrants that went to Big Mom's latest tea party, as well as the most attractive, though it's unlikely she's any less ruthless.
  • Spanner in the Works: After Stussy attacked Du Feld and caused the Tamatebako (which, unbeknownst to both parties, had long since had its original contents replaced with powerful explosives) to fall off the edge of a cliff and explode, the resulting damage to Whole Cake Chateau and subsequent collapse of the entire building threw Big Mom's plans to execute the entire alliance into disarray.