Characters: One Piece: Organizations and Crews

Be warned, this series is over 18 years old with over 700 chapters to its name. Spoilers may not be covered below.

This page refers to various organizations, villainous or not, as a whole. Information about more minor characters within said organizations is also included.

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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, Higumaname 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 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

The crew of the (in)famous pirate Buggy the Clown, a Circus themed gang of mooks. The most notable members are Mohji the Tamer & the First Mate, Cabaji the Acrobat & Second Mate, and Richie, a huge lion who serves as Moji's pet. Later, Alvida joins the crew. After the Marineford War, the crew now hosts several powerful criminals from Impel Down who were freed by Buggy.
  • Affably Evil: They're all a bunch of happy-go-lucky pirates after all...
  • Anime Hair: Mohji, whose hair resembles the head of a teddy bear, complete with ears. Later, he gets a rabbit-like model, a lion mane model, and finally, a ram model.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Notable as the only pirate crew that doesn't follow this. Following the Whitebeard Arc, Buggy, Mohji, Cabaji, and Alvida remain in charge, despite the fact that all of their new members completely outclass them.
  • The Beastmaster: Mohji. He claims that he can tame any animal or beast, but his only attempt with Shushu is an Epic Fail
  • Big Eater: Richie, who is constantly hungry.
  • Blade Across The Shoulder: Cabaji in his latest outfit.
  • Circus of Fear: Due to Buggy's clown motif.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Cabaji. Including using tricks and kicking the wound of the enemy.
  • Cowardly Lion: Richie. Well, in the sense that he is a lion that is a coward.
  • Fragile Speedster: Cabaji is really fast on his unicycle, but gets owned in three strikes by Zoro.
  • Funny Animal: Richie.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Cabaji's weaponry includes dust, spinning tops and flames shot out of his mouth.
  • Knife Nut: They use daggers, like their boss.
  • Terrible Trio:
    • A threesome of low level pirates called the Tightrope Walking Funan Bros who had the bad luck of stumbling into Zoro.
    • And another one, the Superhuman Domingos, who were effortlessly taken care of by Luffy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The crew now has many powerful pirates from Impel Down among its ranks.
  • Whip It Good: Mohji
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Richie's mane is purple.
  • Your Size May Vary: In his first appearance, Richie was the size of an elephant. Since then he it has varied somewhere around only slightly bigger than his master Mohji, give or take a bit.

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 put his hands on her goods, though he actually plans to get rid of them as well. Notable members include Jango the Hypnotist, and the Meowban Brothers, Siam and Butchie
  • 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.
  • Lean and Mean: Siam, who wears large clothes to dissimulate his thinness.
  • Mass Hypnosis: Jango's specialty.
  • Oh, Crap: Several, especially when Kuro appears...
  • Wolverine Claws: The Meowban Brothers.
  • 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.

Baratie

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: 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.
  • 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.

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 Jinbei. 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.
  • Big Bad: Arlong, being the captain and strongest of the crew.
  • 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
  • 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 For Massive Damage.
  • A House Divided: Arlong pirates were the violent faction of the Sun pirates.
  • Making a Splash: Especially Choo who can shoot water bullets out of his huge lips.
  • Moral Myopia: They kill, blackmail and enslave humans because it is their "divine right". If a human hurts them, it's unforgivable.
  • 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.
  • Punny Name: Kuroobi means Black Belt, Choo is the sound of kissing, and Nezumi means rat.

    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.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Chessmarimo delivered one to Chopper. 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

Baroque Works is a fearsome organization of bounty hunters which is actually aiming to take over Alabasta Kingdom. The agents have all code names based on numbers (men) or days (women) and can count on a large number of nameless mooks. The Officer Agents are the strongest members and almost all of them ate a Devil Fruit. Their leaders are Mr. 0 (aka Crocodile) and Miss All Sunday (Nico Robin). For Mr. 2 Bon Clay, look at Major Allies. For Mr. 0, look at Seven Warlords of the Sea. For Mr. 1 and Mr. 3, look at Major Villains Before Timeskip.

  • Affably Evil: Miss Doublefinger is in general quite friendly to her fellow Baroque Works members (unlike her partner who seems to be a Jerkass to everyone but Crocodile) and she even feels sorry for Nami when the latter's weapon doesn't work. Due to this, she goes somewhat easy on Nami at the beginning. When Nami finally learns to use her weapon, Doublefinger goes into killing mode, but by then it is already too late.
  • Animorphism: Miss Merry Christmas ate the Mole-Mole Fruit (Mogu Mogu no Mi) which allows her to turn into a mole.
  • Art Attacker: Ms. Goldenweek's Color Trap. It's explained as a sort of hypnosis.
  • Badass: All of the officer agents, especially Mr. 1.
  • Badass Normal: Mr. 4 and Miss Goldenweek; they're the only officer agents that don't have Devil Fruit powers, although Mr. 4 uses a Zoan-infused gun.
  • Batter Up: Mr. 4.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Actually spikes, but still works the same way.
  • Blush Sticker: Ms. Goldenweek.
  • Bounty Hunter: The whole organization.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Several people, including Mr. 9, Miss Monday and Mr. 4.
  • Creepy Child: Miss Goldenweek.
  • Dark Action Girl: Ms. Doublefinger. Maybe Ms. Merry Christmas, too.
  • The Dreaded: The Unluckies among the other agents, mainly because they're responsible for executing agents who've failed in their missions and report directly to Crocodile.
  • Dumb Muscle: Mr. 4 is totally dimwitted but also very strong and powerful. It's mentioned he's actually stronger than Mr. 3, but the latter is ranked higher due to being much smarter.
  • Funny Animal: Mr. 13 is an otter. Ms. Friday is a vulture.
  • Gravity Master: Ms. Valentine's Devil Fruit power (Kilo-Kilo Fruit). She is able to change her own weight, allowing her to either become very light and float or become very heavy and crush everything below her.
  • The Gunslinger: Mr. 7 and Miss Father's Day.
  • Having a Blast: Mr. 5's Devil Fruit power (Bomu Bomu no Mi/Bomb-Bomb Fruit).
    • Action Bomb: This also includes his own secretions (like boogers and breath).
  • Heroic Build: Ms. Monday.
  • The Hyena: Miss Valentine
  • Ignored Enemy: Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine when they try to attack Zoro and Luffy who were battling each other.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Miss Doublefinger's favorite method of assassination.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Parodied with Miss Doublefinger's ludicrously narrow waist.
  • Instrument of Murder: Mr. 8's saxophone can be used as a shotgun.
  • It Runs on Nonsensoleum: How does a gun eat a Devil Fruit?
  • Living Weapon: Lassoo was a gun before turning to life when it was infused with the Dog-Dog Fruit, Model: Dachsund.
  • Mighty Glacier: Mr. 4. A zombie could probably dodge his attacks, but if he connects with that 4-Ton bat of his...
  • The Mole: Mr. 8 and Ms. Wednesday.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Miss Doublefinger.
  • Oh, Crap: Everyone of them had at least one, usually during their battle against the Mugiwara.
  • Parasol Parachute: Ms. Valentine has this as her main gimmick, which along with the ability to change her weight to anywhere from 1 to 10,000 kilos (roughly 2.2 to 22,000 pounds) allows her to float by spinning her parasol or turn it around and crush her enemies flat.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: To Crocodile.
  • Simpleton Voice: Mr. 4.
  • Sinister Shades: The Unluckies, Mr. 5 and Ms. Merry Christmas.
  • Spike Shooter: Miss Doublefinger can use the powers of the Toge Toge (Spike-Spike) no Mi to create spikes from her body, including her fingers and even breasts.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Miss Doublefinder has the ability to create spikes from her body.
  • Stout Strength: Mr. 4 is quite fat with skinny arms, but is strong enough to swing a 4-tonne baseball bat around without so much as breaking a sweat.
  • Theme Naming: Male code names are numbers, and female code names are days of the week and holidays.
  • Tunnel Queen: Miss Merry Christmas, due to being able to turn into a mole.
  • Verbal Tic: Mr. 8 has a habit of mispronouncing something, tuning his voice, then correcting himself.
  • You Are Number Six: Ironically Mr. 6 didn't make an appearance.
  • Wolverine Claws: Miss Merry Christmas' mole transformation sports huge claws.

    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 Gun 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
  • Dragon Ascendant: Probably did as Bellamy did lose his status due to Doflamingo.
  • Dumb Muscle: Bellamy. To be fair, though, no one in the crew seems particularly bright.
  • The Hyena: Bellamy.
  • Jerkass: Every single pirate in the crew.
  • Kick the Dog: They utterly destroyed the poor members of the Saruyama Alliance.
  • Kukris Are Kool: Sarqueiss' Weapon of Choice
  • Mugging the Monster: Ohh boy, that was a big mistake....
  • 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: Did Bellamy honestly think that being a sociopathic jackass wasn't eventually going to attract the attention of and piss off his boss?
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sarquiss.

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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shoujou's hair is green (and super long).

Five Elder Stars

A council of five old men who sit at the very top of the World Government. They generally appear whenever there is a huge change in the world order, such as Luffy's defeat over Crocodile or the death of Whitebeard, discussing on what to do about it. Their main concern is keeping the peace in the world, but this leads them to making some... tough... calls as the series goes on.

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".

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.

    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 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
  • 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 pretty air-headed.
  • 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.
  • 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,
  • Team Pet: Monda the Star Shark.
  • Terrible Trio: Foxy, Porche, and Hamburg. At least in the anime.
    • Also the "Groggy Monsters", Hamburg, Pickles and Big Pan.
  • The Starscream: Kiba, The Captain of the Fanged Toad pirates in the anime.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: Oda has admitted this crew in canon has no bearing on the plot and was a fun time to goof around till Aokiji showed up.
  • Whip It Good: Kiba.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Porche.

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.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Sodom and Gomorrah
  • 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
  • Giant Mook: The Mighty Destroyers, three huge humans armed that compose the elite force of the family.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Started with an Enemy Mine situation.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Mozu and Kiwi, the Square Sisters.
  • Mugging the Monster: Ohh boy, that wasn't a smart move...
  • The Worf Effect: The Mighty Destroyers are one-shotted by the true giants Oimo and Kashi.

Galley-La

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: Oh boy...
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Face of a Thug: T-Bone looks absolutely ghoulish, but is one of the nicest guys in the Navy.
  • 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.
  • Hanging Judge: Baskerville, mainly his left and central head.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • King Mook: By comparison, Baskerville.
  • 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.
  • Mask of Power: The Jurymen.
  • 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!
  • Verbal Tic: "Guilty!" said by the Jurymen.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Oimo and Kashi combines this with Foe-Tossing Charge when they find out that they were tricked by the government.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Last time we see Baskerville, he's (or they're) trampled by the Sea Train and not seen again.

CP 9

The Ninth Justice, the legendary and secret Cipher Pol number nine, it's a group of secret agents with superhuman skills and great powers and they all know the Rokushiki. 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.
  • 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.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Half the things Kaku does in his fight with Zoro are, in short, not possible for giraffes.
  • 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: All except Spandam and Spandine, the group's former leader; even Nero was impressive.
  • 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 Baritone: Blueno.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: All, except Nero who wasn't considered a member, wear business suits.
  • The Baroness: Kalifa.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For the townspeople in their cover story, where thet beat the crap out of Candy Pirates threatening the town.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Kalifa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 started ogling Kalifa before realizing what she was doing.
  • Fat Bastard: Fukuro.
  • Fingerpoke Of Doom: Shigan (Finger Pistol).
  • Flash Step: Soru (Shave).
  • Fragile Speedster: Nero. Likely because he hasn't mastered Tekkai.
  • 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.
  • Gonk: Fukuro and Kumadori.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Oh, Crap: Kumadori as he witness the rise of Monster Chopper.
    • Lucci when he released 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.
  • 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.
  • Portable Hole: This is technically what Blueno's Devil Fruit ability does, although they're more doors than holes. He can even make one 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.
  • 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)
  • 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 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.
  • Smug Snake: Spandine.
  • Sociopathic Hero: They seem to have changed from Psychos For Hire into this.
  • Stout Strength: Fukurou.
  • 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.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Jabra, Kaku and Lucci all ate Zoan class Devil Fruits, allowing them to transform into animals at will.
  • Whip It Good: Kalifa used to fight with a spiked whip, then she got the power... of soap!!
  • 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 the main character 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

The large pirate crew that serves the Warlord of the Sea Moriah. It is mainly composed of hordes of Zombies, created by Moriah's power and divided into four categories (Wild Zombies, Surprise Zombies, Soldier Zombie and General Zombie). Alive members include Absalom, chief of the General and Soldier Zombies, Perona the Ghost Princess in charge of the Wild and Surprise Zombie, Doctor Hogback and his bodyguard Cindry and the Elite General Zombie Ryuuma the Samurai with Brook's shadow. Their strongest zombie is the special model # 900, Oars the Devil.

For Moria, see Seven Warlords of the Sea. For Doctor Hogback, Absalom and Oars, see Major Villains Before Timeskip. For Perona, see Others.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Lola the Warthog Zombie, who's constantly trying to kiss Absalom or trick him into marrying her. Besides this, she is actually a nice person. Hogback was one towards Victoria Cindry.
  • An Axe to Grind: Several zombies, most notably Lola
  • Badass: Ryuuma. He once sliced a giant Dragon in half. There's also Jigorou, another swordman, whose infamy comes from killing 3000 people to protect his family.
  • Beast Man: Many zombies and Absalom.
  • Broken Pedestal: Chopper greatly admired Hogback, before he found out everything he did with trying to bring people back to life was just to make slaves who are only alive in the loosest sense.
  • Canon Immigrant: Samurai Ryuma was the main character of the short story Monsters Oda wrote years before One Piece. Word of God stated that he is the same Ryuma.
  • Cool Sword: Ryuuma's katana, Shuusui (Autumn Water).
  • Deadpan Snarker: Cindry can be really nasty with her comments directed at Hogback. It's likely not really her personality when she was alive, but the shadow of the person that reanimated her.
  • Dr. Jerk: Hogback, much to Chopper's shock.
  • Elite Mook: The General Zombies, an immortal army of powerful warriors, mercenaries, pirates, assassins, knights and snipers, immune to pain. They also have the good sense of carrying around water buckets in case they're attacked with fire.
  • Enemy Civil War: Between Inuppe and Jigoro, courtesy of the shadows of Sanji and Zoro inside them.
  • Extreme Doormat: Cindry whenever she's compelled to obey Hogback's orders.
  • Fat Bastard: Hogback and Moriah
  • Giant Spider: Talleran the General Zombie, a huge Spider Monkey. Which is a huge spider with the tail, hands and head of a monkey
  • Glass Cannon: Inuppe has the same strength as Sanji and can easly best the other zombies, but his body is too weak to sustain a blow.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: Ryuma's slashes are so fast that the victims gets cut open only after three steps. He got this style from Brook's shadow.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Cindry uses a series of plates (which she totally hates) as throwing weapons.
  • Irony: The panels where Ryuuma is defeated by Zoro's Dragon Blaze attack are identical to the ones in Monster where he bisected the dragon.
  • Jerkass: Hogback and Absalom.
  • Karma Houdini: Hogback and Absalom are two of the more loathsome minor villains in the series, with Absalom being the closest thing to a rapist the series has gotten yet and Hogback... well, what hasn't he done? They both get away with nothing more than a few bruises (Hogback after being stepped on by Oars) and a cover even shows them laughing it up while sunbathing without a care in the world.
  • Kill It with Fire: Ryuuma kicks the bucket when Zoro set him ablaze with the Hiryuu Kaen attack.
  • Killer Rabbit: Kumacy, the huge stuffed bear zombie serving Perona.
  • Lean and Mean: Ryuuma.
  • Mad Scientist: Hogback.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Many Wild Zombies amd some General Zombies. Most notably Talleran the Spider Monkey and his underlings, the Spider Mice. Absalom has the jaws of a lion, skin from an elephant and muscles of bears and gorilla.
  • Non-Action Guy: Dr. Hogback usually has to rely on Ryuuma for protection, and later on Jigorou & Inuppen, Zoro & Sanji's zombies.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Jigoro's nickname, aka Jigoro "of the Wind".
  • Opaque Lenses: Dr. Hogback.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Thriller Bark's "zombies" are corpses with other people's shadows injected into them, inheriting their personalities which are slowly erased, but eventually go Brainwashed and Crazy, becoming loyal soliders. So essentially they're not zombies, but suffer an undead "Freaky Friday" Flip with amnesia while the original hosts become fatally vulnerable to sunlight.
  • Papa Wolf: In life Jigoro sliced 3000 pirates and more just to protect his family.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: With the sole exception of Gecko Moriah, one of the Seven Warlords albeit the weakest so far, Thriller Bark was much easier to deal with than CP-9, with only Oars and Ryuuma being the only ones who provided any challenge before the boss steps in.
  • Razor Wind / Sword Beam: Ryuma can send several purple air-slashes with his blade.
  • Tragic Monster: Cindry, when she temporarily gets her memories back, only to still remain as a zombie slave to Hogback.
  • Verbal Tic: Each one of them:
    Hogback: "Fos Fos Fos Fos Fos!"
    Perona: "Horohorohoro!"
    Ryuuma: "Yohohohohoho"
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Salt. If a Zombie swallows salt the shadow is removed and goes back to the rightful owner.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Played for laughs and not taken seriously, What Measure Is a Non-Human? is however taken seriously at least with Chopper.
  • Zombie Gait: Parodied by the Soldier Zombies, who at first move like this... then suddenly sprint forward at full speed. Only to stop after a few seconds to catch their breath.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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, Jinbe 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.
  • 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.

World Nobles

Also known as "Tenryuubito" (Celestial Dragons), they are the residents of the Holy Land of Mariejois and descendants of 19 of the 20 Kings who formed the World Government long ago. They're shown as a group of arrogant aristocratics, abusing their authority and keeping slaves with them. Noticeably, they treat everyone lesser than them with great disdain to extremely inhuman levels. Despite being really weak, no one dares to hit a Noble, as they can summon an admiral to their help. So far all the World Nobles shown have bulbous-like hairstyle, wear bubble helmets in order to not breath the same air as the "lesser people" and their title is "Saint" (or in case of women "Princess").

The main Nobles shown so far are Saint Roswald, Princess Shalulia, Saint Charlos, Saint Jalmack, Saint Miosgard and Donquixote Doflamingo.


  • A God Am I: They consider themselves gods by inheriting "the blood of the world's creators", and this trait is shown by living separately from the rest of the world in Mariejois (a place that is literally called "The Holy Land"), covering their heads with either glass helmets or bubbles as to not breathe the air of commoners, and the whole "I can do whatever I want, and pay me proper respect in my presence!"-attitude.
  • Arch-Enemy: According to Rocinante, it's those who carry "The Will of D." He said that the D. are considered "God's Natural Enemy". And by "god", they mean themselves. Children in Mariejois were told horror stories about "D.", claiming they'll swallow them up, and the motto of its elders were that "D. will cause another storm" whenever one of them gets a highlight for doing something.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Hell yeah.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted, they're total losers, but they can summon a far more powerful Admiral to kick your ass.
    • Doflamingo plays this completely straight; he is monstrously strong even by maritime standards, let alone a World Noble. A lot of that might have to do with his life in piracy. While he doesn't quite hold the authority of the World Nobles per se, his blackmailing of them does grant him similar political power.
  • Beard of Evil: Saint Roswald.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Not exactly physical beauty, but Saint Homing along with his wife who are Doflamingo's parents have rather gentle countenances in contrast to the Celestial Dragon's default smug expression. They're also the nicest Celestial Dragons depicted so far, with Homing even proclaiming that he is a mere human and giving up his status to live a humble life. Unfortunately, his humility were marred with naivete and ignorance on how much the common people despise the Celestial Dragons. His wife was poised enough to apologise to her children for not being in good health, despite the horrible conditions they were forced into.
  • BFG: Saint Jalmack uses a large bazooka to sink Sabo's ship.
  • Dirty Coward: They're armed mainly with fire arms and are anything but brave.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Crossing their path even unknowingly results in getting a bullet to the gut. Or in poor Sabo's cause, being blown up by a cannon.
    • Perhaps the strongest deterrent, however, is the fact that they can, and if pressed, will, summon an admiral to take care of their aggressor. It's because of this that no one is willing to cross them. Perhaps the only people in the world that can get away with defying, and maybe even killing, a world noble are the Four Emperors, because not even the admirals stand a chance against one of them.
    • You know it's bad when victims of their cruelty will go after any of them if they had the chance. Even if said World Noble has given up his title and probably has done nothing wrong to them as Doflamingo's family found out the hard way.
  • Fat Bastard: Saint Charlos and also Saint Miosgard.
  • Gonk: Charlos, Miosgard and Miosgard's father. Saint Roswald and Saint Jalmack are more normal-looking, while Princess Shalulia is more like Evil Is Sexy.
  • Jerkass:
    • The BIGGEST EXAMPLE so far in the series. Their Kick the Dog moments are treated with absolute horror, anger and disgust, they have no empathy to anyone other than themselves and enforce the slave trade which Boa Hancock and Fisher Tiger were victims of. Some of them are downright fucked up, enough to feed little girls Devil Fruits for their own twisted pleasure.
    • More examples: They shot kids (very young kids, like ages two and five) just for running past them multiple times, drove a girl to such despair that she went mute and committed suicide not long after leaving their service, gouged out a guy's eyes sorely for entertainment, and have driven countries to starvation thanks to extravagant offerings that kingdoms are forced to give to them.
  • Karma Houdini: This is what they believe themselves to be. And unfortunately, for the most part, they are right. However, Luffy gave Charloss such a wake up call after he shot Hatchan. Saint Jalmack did get away with blasting a pirate ship with Sabo inside of it because his ship crossed his path, but he claims it's because Sabo raised a pirate flag.
  • Kick the Dog: They do this often to their slaves. Shalulia tried to shoot Keimi just to take away the Straw Hats' prize; luckily, Rayleigh came along and stopped her.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Saint Charloss gets slammed by a berserk Luffy, Saint Roswald has Usopp falling on his head and Miosgard is almost killed by his former slaves on Fishman Island.
  • Knight Templar: Saint Jalmack, who shot Sabo mainly because he had risen a Pirate flag.
    • Which was a secondary reason, his first is because his boat crossed his path.
  • Mark of Shame: Their crest is the Soaring Dragon Hoof, which is branded on the slaves. That means that, as a slave, you're worth less than trash to them. A large number of fishmen and the Boa sisters have it.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: As they are descended from the twenty kings who created the World Government, they are not only above all law, they technically can make them.
  • Spoiled Brat: All the World Nobles are basically bratty assholes who think they can get whatever they want, or cry/tattle to the Marines when they've been slighted in any way.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Saint Miosgard thought of going to Fishman Island alone and recover all his escaped fishmen.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Saint Miosgard. Otohime took a literal bullet to save him from a furious crowd and he tried to kill her. Later, when he was healed and dismissed he kept insulting them and swore revenge.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Did I mention that they wear glass helmets in order to avoid to breath the air of the citizens?
  • White Sheep: Saint Homing is the nicest Celestial Dragon depicted so far, even going so far as declaring himself as human and forgoing his status as a World Noble to live the life of a simple commoner with his family. How the hell he spawned Donquixote Doflamingo is beyond comprehension. Even Doflamingo's own brother can't believe that their kind parents spawned someone like him, as Doflamingo is downright despicable, even by World Noble standards.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Yes they're this bad, that not even kids are spared from their cruelty. Sabo was nearly blow up by one just for passing his ship (he claimed it was for raising a pirate flag, but was more miffed at former reason). Hancock and her sisters were sold to them as slaves and forced to eat Devil Fruits for their sick entertainment, and Koala was so beaten down by them that she developed a defense mechanism of always smiling so that they would get bored and leave her alone. Even when she escaped, she couldn't turn it off quite yet.

Kuja Pirates

Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (Sandersonia), Kimiko Saitou (Marigold), Masumi Asano (Margaret), Kujira (Sweetpea), Akemi Okamura (Aphelandra), Yuriko Yamaguchi (Kikyo)

Hancock's pirate crew, is composed by the strongest and thoughtest Kuja warriors from Amazon Lily. Their power is known and feared among the people and they can all use Haki. The more noticeable members are Hancock's sisters Sandersonia and Marigold. Outside the pirate crew there are still strong warriors, including Marguerite, Kikyo, Aphelandra and Sweetpea.

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.
  • A Load of Bull: Minotauros.
  • 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.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Domino and Sadi-chan
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Demon Guards, expecially Minotauros.
  • 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 to Hancock.
  • The Napoleon: Saldeath is simply tiny. He grows out of it after the timeskip.
  • Non-Action Guy: Domino.
  • 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.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: The Demon Guards.
  • 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.
  • Underboobs: Sadi-chan's outfit.
  • Verbal Tic: "... mmmmm..." by Sadi-chan.
  • 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 fred 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 and Caroline are without doubts really strong.
  • Badass Crew: Yes, they are after all...
  • 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 in 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.
  • 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.
  • Gender Bender: Basically any single member may have or not change sex at least once, courtesy of Ivankov's Horm-Horm powers.
  • 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 Ivankoff'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.

Marine HQ Vice-Admirals

The group is formed by the strongest warriors of the Marine army, capable of standing toe to toe against powerful pirates and New World captains with ease. Some of them follow moral Justice, but some of them are for the absolute Justice. Two members of the Giant Squad members are Vice Admirals. They are all confirmed to be Haki users.

The more noticeable ones are Momonga, Onigumo, Dobermann, Yamakaji, Strawberry, Lacroix, John Giant and Ronse.

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 take 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 to Bluejam.
  • 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 leave 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.

    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.

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.
  • Badass: Hyozou.
  • 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 has been seen armed with a weighted chain recently.
  • 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.
  • Completely 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.
  • 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.
  • Drop the Hammer: Dosun seems to carry a Hammer around. Quite fitting for him.
  • Drunken Master: Hyozou. However when he get 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: Even though we just met him, Dosun 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.
    • 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").
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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 also been spelled as Hyouzou or Hyozo. More recently, 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.
  • 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 who among the crew had slave brands. This absence indicates none of the New Fishman Pirates were slaves, hinting at their Irrational Hatred.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered by Hodi, 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).
  • 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.
  • Badass: Fukaboshi. He was able to take on a drugged up Hody.
  • Badass Beard: Neptune has an impressive beard.
  • Badass Grandpa: Neptune looks like one. In chapter 619, he copies Jinbe by grabbing the water and then throwing it in a Kamehameha fashion, utterly destroying the New Fishmen Pirates, though it does a real number on his back.
  • Berserk Button: Disrespect the late Queen Otohime, and Fukaboshi will grind your bones.
  • Big Fun: Mamboshi
  • Big Good: Of 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.
  • Carpet of Virility: King Neptune.
  • The Comically Serious: Fukaboshi is really serious, no matter what happens. Also Neptune seems to be like this.
  • Cool Old Guy: The Minister of the Right, who looks like a warrior.
  • 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 carrie two swords with him.
  • Fragile Flower: Shirahoshi.
  • Gag Boobs: Shirahoshi is quite buxom, and Luffy even walks on her breasts before realizing she's here.
  • Gainaxing: According to Luffy, Shirahoshi's boobs feels like pudding at touch.
  • Girl in the Tower: Shirahoshi, though she's being held there to protect her.
  • 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.
  • Large and In Charge: King Neptune.
  • 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.
    • Even more recently, 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.
  • Making a Splash: Neptune and Fukaboshi use a technique similar to Fishman Karate called Merman Combat.
  • 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.
  • No Mouth: Neptune, but it's covered by his beard.
  • Overprotective Dad: King Neptune keeps his gigantic daughter Shirahoshi locked up in a tower for ten years to keep her admirer's tokens of affection from reaching her. Quite justified, since her admirer is a criminal Stalker with a Crush, and the 'tokens' are engraved weapons which target her when thrown thanks to his Devil Fruit power. Quite a few of them can be seen embedded in and around the doors leading to her room.
  • Only Sane Man: Fukaboshi among his family.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: Neptune looks a bit like God from one of Oda's old one-shots "God's Gift To The Future". He also looks like King Triton from Disney's The Little Mermaid.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Shirahoshi takes this Up to Eleven and then some.
  • 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.
  • The Stoic: Fukaboshi.
  • Taking the Bullet: When Hodi is attacking his soldiers, Neptune throws himself in the way of Hodi's water arrows. Hodi calls him a fool for doing this.
  • Threatening Shark: Subverted, Fukaboshi is a Shark merman, but is quite calm and reasonable. He even looks a bit like Jinbe in the face.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: While Neptune is rather odd-looking, Shirahoshi is very beautiful (and HUGE!).
  • Verbal Tic: Ryuuboshi and Manboshi has these. Ryuuboshi speaks in scale, while Mamboshi talks... well, like he's in a Mambo.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Fukaboshi.

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.
  • The Dragon: Wadatsumi, the only other (so far) named member of the crew.
  • Gonk: Wadatsumi.
  • 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.

The Sun Pirates

An all-fishman pirate crew formed by the slaves Fisher Tiger freed from Marijoa, as well as others from Fish-Man Island, like the Arlong Pirates and Macro Pirates. After Tiger died Jinbe assumed leadership. Currently allied with Big Mom.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Jinbe becoming a Warlord didn't sit well with Arlong, so he and his original Arlong Pirates left, followed by the Macro Pirates.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Hachi and a nameless octopus fishman seen near Jinbei.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Wielded by Aladdin, the ship's doctor.
  • Tattooed Crook: So that no one could distinguish those who were and weren't slaves, each member had themselves branded with their crew emblem, which covered the slave mark on the slaves' bodies.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: On Tiger's orders, none of them were allowed to kill.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Arlong and his closest followers (Kuroobi and Choo) were this in the past. Macro and his pals were more like token jerkasses.
  • Token Human: Koala.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Jinbe tried to avert this by becoming a Warlord of the Sea. The pardon he received from the World Government would allow the ex-slaves to return to Fish-Man Island. After he resigned they had to leave, though.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 got shot with a giant explosive gun by the Yeti Cool Brothers after he failed 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

Although Doflamingo may be one of the Seven Warlords, he's not above hiring pirates and gathering old associates to work under his new "Smiley" brand banner. Most people who are working for Doflamingo usually have a tattoo of his jolly roger somewhere on their person, or on the property that belongs to Doflamingo. Have been appearing in the background throughout the manga, but a 'crew' of sorts only surfaced during the Punk Hazard arc.

More details are given during the Dressrosa arc: the crew has 10 executives which leads around 2000 members each, and 3 top executives with card suit theme (except for the empty Heart seat), as well as 2 abroad high rank members. They are:
  • Pica Army (Spade, commando unit): Gladius, Buffalo, Baby 5
  • Trebòl Army (Clover/Club, special powers team): Sugar, Violet, Jora
  • Diamante Army (Diamond, fighting gang): Senor Pink, Dellinger, Lao G, Machvise
  • Covert units: Vergo, Monet

For Doflamingo himself, see The Warlords. For Monet, see Major Villains After Timeskip. For Vergo, see Marines. For Violet, see Major Allies. For Rocinante aka Corazon, see Others.
  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Buffalo thanks to his devil fruit ability.
  • Action Bomb:
    • Baby 5's Missile Girl technique, which turns her entire body into a missile, but her ability to reform herself after exploding makes this a reusable tactic.
    • Gladius can make his own arms burst.
  • Actually Four Mooks: Sugar can combine multiple victims into bigger, stronger toys when she has a serious fight on her hands.
  • Affectionate Nickname:
    • The squad leaders and Vergo refer to Doflamingo as "Doffy".
    • Machvise tends to be just called "Vise" by his crewmates.
  • The Ageless: Sugar's Devil Fruit has the side effect of rendering her forever young. Word of God confirms that while she's biologically 10-years-old, she's technically 22-years-old.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: Senor Pink is constantly surrounded by many women who are somehow very fond of him. He's rather annoyed by it, telling them that they should find younger men.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Apparently, the reason Señor Pink so popular with women is because they find him "hard-boiled".
  • Anime Hair: Gladius sports a huge, spiky hairdo.
  • Anatomy Arsenal: Baby 5 ate the Arms-Arms Fruit (Buki Buki no Mi) that allows her to turn her body(parts) into weapons.
  • Arm Cannon: Baby 5 can turn her arms into cannons.
  • Armed Legs/Leg Cannon: Baby 5 again, thanks to being able to turn her body into various weapons, such as guns or swords.
  • Art Attacker: Jora, in a sense: her Devil Fruit power (Art-Art Fruit) allows her to transform people and objects into living works of abstract art.
  • Art Imitates Art: Many of Jora's artworks are references to real, famous works like Edvard Munch's The Scream and Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory.
  • Art Shift: Jora's victims go from Oda's standard cartoon style to several styles of modern art.
  • Asshole Victim: Most of the people who displease Doflamingo are dealt with in a very timely manner. And nobody feels sorry for them, because they usually aren't nice people to begin with.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The logical conclusion when Pica assimilates with an entire mountain with his rock-assimilation ability.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Baby 5 hardly stays very focused on personal aims, since she too easily accepts requests (like proposals, borrowing, etc.) and puts them first. Most ridiculously, she accepts an assignment Doflamingo gives her, even though she wants revenge for killing off eight of her fiancees. She decides to go after Doflamingo as soon she's finished with the mission.
  • Axe Crazy:
    • Baby 5. She spends her introduction trying to kill Doflamingo (who doesn't even care) and she takes a pistol shot to the head and doesn't care. Also her hands can transform into weapons. She wants to kill Doflamingo for killing her fiance... which is the eighth time that that has happened. There's also the matter that she tends to get engaged on a whim, not because she knew her beaus very well (many of whom are quite frankly very sleazy and scruffy looking), or loves them deeply, but because they somehow need her. She still takes it very personal when Doflamingo kills them, and burns the residing island to the ground.
    • Dellinger can be quite psychotic when he fights, as shown in his fight against Suleiman and Ideo.
  • Balloonacy/Stepping Stones in the Sky: One of the more unique usages of Gladius' ability involves turning bullets into floaty cannonballs and then jumping on them to gain altitude, giving an entire new meaning to Projectile Platforms.
  • Badass Adorable: Sugar looks like an adorable, harmless little girl, who needs a bodyguard around her to keep her safe, but she's actually quite capable even on her own.
  • Badass Cape: Diamante wears a steel screen for a really fancy cape, courtesy of his Devil Fruit power.
  • Badass Crew: Undeniably.
  • Badass Grandpa: Lao G, who despite looking elderly, he seems to be pretty strong.
  • Badass Longcoat: Trebol's overcoat isn't as badass (as it is looking so sticky), but it still manages to make him look ominous. Under it, he's an emanciated old guy.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Sugar's powerset is only useful if you're a remorseless villain who needs certain people to disappear.
  • Bag of Holding: Diamante's Devil Fruit ability allows him to "fold" his weapons into small boxes.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Sugar, who ate the Hobby-Hobby fruit, can turn anyone she touches into a toy. Worse still, this also has the effect of erasing the memories of the victim from everyone else, so the toy can't even claim to be the person they were.
  • Bash Brothers: The Fighting Gang are noted to never have lost a fight they've all participated in. Baby 5 and Buffalo also work really well together, using both their powers together to great effect.
  • Belly Flop Crushing: Machvise attempted this on Franky, though he missed.
    • He also attempted this on Luffy, but he only managed to trap his legs.
    • It can be safely said that this is Machvise's Signature Move.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call Jora's art works "toys". Because there's already a member in Donquixote family (Sugar) with the power to turn people into toys, and she doesn't want to be confused with that someone.
    • Although it's easy to laugh at Pica's unfittingly high-pitched voice (and equally unfittingly high pitched laugh), it's best for you not to do it, if you value your life. Not only will you royally piss him off, the entire Donquixote family will instantly want you dead as well. See True Companions below.
  • Berserker Tears: Baby-5 as she tries to murder Doflamingo. It doesn't stick.
  • BFG: Baby 5's Revolver Girl technique, which turns her upper body into a revolver.
  • BFS: Baby 5's Espada Girl technique, which turns her upper body into a sword.
  • Big Eater: Sugar, who is frequently seen eating several grapes in a row.
  • Big Bad: Doflamingo is the leader of the group, of course.
  • Blow You Away: By spinning his own body very fast, Buffalo can create typhoons.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Diamante's Hira Hira no Mi; "Hira" in Hindi also means "diamond" like his name.
  • Blob Monster: Trebol's devil fruit appears to be a Logia-class. It's actually just a very powerful Paramecia that looks like a Logia at face value.
  • Breaking Speech: Pica taunts King Riku about how he's not fitting to be a king and that he, like all "good people" in history, shall perish.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Lao G's belt has a "G" as the buckle. For that matter, he loves emphasizing the letter "G" whenever as possible, either through words or even hand motions.
  • The Brute: Diamante, who is the Colosseum's top gladiator and leads a "Fighting Gang" packed with physical powerhouses.
  • Buried Alive: Pica's punishment for those who laugh at his voice.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Diamante also carries a foldable (thanks to his powers) spiked mace as an extra weapon.
  • Cerebus Retcon:
    • Baby 5's habit of doing things for others if she thinks that they need her is initially Played for Laughs. However, it takes a dark turn when Sai, who she misinterprets as him needing her, not seriously asks her to die for him and she decides to comply. It's then revealed that her pathological need to be useful and needed came about from when she was abandoned by her poverty-stricken mother while she was still a child because she was not useful. It's further revealed that Doflamingo and his crew didn't help correct her condition at all throughout her life as having a person with such a mentality was "useful" to them.
    • Why does Senor Pink dress as a baby? One day, he met a beautiful young woman named Lucianne, and the two of them fell in love. However, she hated pirates, so he lied to her by telling her he worked in a bank. They got together, had a son, Gimlet, and lived happily... until said son died of a fever when he was still an infant. Because Senor Pink was away when it happened, this caused Lucianne to realize her husband was lying to her. Enraged and saddened, she ran away, but got caught in a landslide, putting her in a vegetative state. Senor Pink was devastated, and tried his best to make her smile. He succeeded when he started wearing their son's bonnet and pacifier, and thus has kept them ever since, so he could see his wife smiling again.
  • Chained by Fashion:
    • Trebòl has shackles on his legs. Buffalo also wears chains around his torso.
    • Pica, but only 10 years before the current timeline.
  • Chain Pain: Trebol's Beta Beta Chain technique has him forming his sticky substance to a chain, then attaching it to something big and then using it as an Epic Flail.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Lao G has no powers, but his skill at martial arts allows him to go toe-to-toe with Don Chinjao, considered a worthy match for Garp in his prime.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Baby 5.
  • Coat, Hat, Mask: Zig zagged with Gladius. His outfit consists of a Badass Longcoat, a Cool Mask and a Nice Hat, but the latter tends to get blown up because of his powers, making him hatless until he starts wearing a new one, only to blow it up again and so on...
  • Co-Dragons: The four Suit executives Trebòl, Diamante, Pica and Vergo (who is later revealed to be the first Corazon) are this to Doflamingo.
  • Colossus Climb: When Pica makes himself into a giant the size of Oars, Luffy takes the novel approach of just using the guy as a giant ramp to his destination.
  • Combat Pragmatist:
    • Diamante steps on Rebecca's feet before smashing her with his club, so she can't dodge with her Super Speed.
      • Again during his fight with Kyros, he shoots his only good leg while Kyros was busy deflecting spiked balls.
    • Senor Pink sneaks on Franky's back with his powers. Later subverted, however, in that they're agreeing to fight in a more "manly" way; Senor Pink stops doing this.
    • Pica, instead of fighitng Zoro head-on, uses his powers for hit-and-run tactics. Then, after leading Zoro a fair distance away, attacks all the weakened fighters to prevent them from grouping together, and then attempts to kill King Riku to make sure Doflamingo can't be removed from power.
  • Combat Stilettos: Dellinger fights with those, which is notable considering that the character in question is male. The stilettos appears to actually be sharpened.
    • Baby 5, as well.
  • Compressed Hair:
    • Which Gladius manages to fit under a top hat/helmet.
    • Meanwhile Buffalo has his hair weirdly shaped like propellers, even as a child.
  • Consummate Professional: Gladius clearly sees himself as this, given his fury at his colleagues' sloppiness or treachery and his grumbling about always being "the one who clears up the crumbs". It's still decidedly relative, though.
  • Cool Crown: Sugar wears one.
  • Cool Helmet: Pica wears a spiky knight's helmet.
  • Cool Ship: In a flashback, they have a pirate ship with a flamingo head as its mast.
  • Covered in Gunge: Trebol's coat is seemingly made of sticky stuff.
  • Crazy Homeless People: The eventual fate of Disco, the owner of the Human Shop. After the Timeskip, he's just a drunken vagrant with no place to go, angry at the people who ruined his life.
  • Creepy Child: Sugar, at least in her acts and personality, as she usually looks too cute to be creepy.
    • This is a bit of a subversion since she 's actually 22, but looks like a child due to eating a Devil Fruit that halted her aging.
  • Creepy Doll: The Headcrackers. Also count as a sort of Elite Mooks, being composed of at least 8 Mooks and being very tough to beat.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Lao G delivers this to Thunder Soldier.
    • The Dwarves never stood a chance against Trebòl. Neither did Usopp.
    • On the flip side, Buffalo doesn't even last a page against Kyros.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Gladius doesn't waste time to set up major attacks when his enemies are distracted with each other, as seen when he sets up Punc Rock Fest and Punc Rock Super Arena against Bartolomeo and Robin respectively. He is, however, a victim of distraction himself when he's confused with how Robin can escape his attack when Bartolomeo swiftly knocks him out.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It seems that most of the lower officers have these; Baby-5 suffered Parental Abandonment, Señor Pink's wife and child died, and according to an SBS, Monet and Sugar came from 'a terrible environment'. Trafalgar Law, once considered a candidate to be Doflamingo's right-hand man, came from a town that was dying from lead poisoning, and the Government and other countries just decided to Kill 'em All instead of trying to find a cure. Doflamingo seems to like people with this trope, as a flashback implies that when Bellamy initially tried to join this crew, he was rebuffed for coming from a decent town.
  • Dark Chick: Trebòl, easily the weirdest of the executives, both in appearance and personality. His "Club" is a motely bunch with a selection of unusual powers.
  • Death from Above: Machvise's signature ability is dropping his whole weight onto his enemies from high places.
    • Diamante has an attack called "Death Enjambre" (Death Swarm) where he fires "confetti" to the sky and turn them back into spiked balls that rain onto his enemies.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: Baby 5 will do anything for a person who says they need her She was cast out by her mother because she was useless. So anyone implying she could be useful to them will gain her affections. She eventually defects when Sai, who didn't understand just how bad this was, said he would make her his wife and treat her well and with respect.
  • Dirty Coward: Jora talked big about how she and everyone under Doflamingo will throw their life to protect him, but when Law gives her a chance to run away she immediately does. Averted in the anime where she was going to stay until Doflamingo tells her to run.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Pica, who ate the Stone-Stone Fruit (Ishi Ishi no Mi), is able to merge with and control stone at will.
  • Dismissing a Compliment: Diamante tends to do this whenever anyone (particularly Doflamingo) says something flattering about him, but he quickly accepts it when the compliment stops.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: What does Trébol do when he learns that the Straw Hats have infiltrated the executive tower? He chucks a huge ship at the darn tower, apparently forgetting or not caring that Sugar is still in it. She ended up not being hit by it, but she was quite mad at him anyway.
    • Pica tends to bury people alive for laughing at his comically high voice.
    • In a flashback, not long after the 10-years old Doflamingo met the 4 top executives, the latter gave this treatment to everyone - and everything - who harmed Doflamingo in any way. Doffy said that some punks harassed him, Trebol brutally shot them dead. Doffy got himself tripped on a pavement in a small city, the four set the city on fire.
  • The Dragon: Vergo, who has been with Doflamingo the longest and has his highest trust. Later chapters reveal that this position is designated to those who sit in the Heart seat, who are then given the codename "Corazon". Vergo was the original Corazon, but after he was ordered to infiltrate the Marines, Rocinante, Doflamingo's younger brother and Law's idol, succeeded him. After Doflamingo murdered Rocinante, the position was left empty for Law to take up, as Doflamingo had trained him to do soon after they first met. However, with Vergo's death and Law's defection, the seat is now vacant (presumably for good).
  • Driven to Suicide: Baby 5 nearly kills herself when, after falling for Sai, Sai tells her if she wants to be of use to him, she and the other executives could just die. She turned her arm into a gun and was ready to blow her head off before Sai stopped her.
  • Easily Forgiven: Even if one of the officers fail their mission given by Doflamingo, while the other crew mates will scold them for failing or some would accept death to pay for their failure, Doflamingo will easily forgive them and move on despite causing a very huge setback for him. That only applies to his executives, though - Doflamingo care nil for anyone below them.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Senor Pink's backstory, taken to Tear Jerker level.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Despite being a pirate crew, some of their members cheating a blind man is commented by observers to be shaming Donquixote's name.
    • Diamante has no love for Rebecca and would likely love to see her fall but when some gladiators are claiming her win over them was unfair and they want a rematch, Diamante attacks them and tells them to shut up because, regardless of how it happened, she won her round within the rules.
    • Baby-5 may be an assassin, but she doesn't approve of the idea of people being Buried Alive by Pica. If you're going to kill someone, at least make it quick, and leave their body intact for their family to properly bury.
    • Brutal as they are, all of them express a thorough disgust at how Flavence was wiped out.
  • Everyone Is a Super: More so than any group so far: only two executives don't have a Devil Fruit power or superhuman ancestry.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Buffalo ate the Spin-Spin Fruit (Guru Guru no Mi) that lets him rotate his body(parts) and fly.
  • Evil Genius: Pica, who despite his enormous physical power is a tactical, defensive and ambush-focused fighter, and leads the highly organised "Commando Unit".
  • Evil Mentor: All of the older top executives and Doflamingo himself were this to Trafalgar Law in his youth, since Doflamingo saw his potential and thought he would be a capable right-hand man. The executives put him through harsh training to improve his fighting ability and Doflamingo acted as a tutor overseeing his education.
    • And before that, the four top executives, especially Trebol, were this with a mix of Parental Substitute to Doflamingo himself. Doflamingo was a bad seed even before this, but they technically became his lifelong enabler when they prostrated themselves before the young Doflamingo and decided to raise him to be the future Pirate King after he demonstrated the Conqueror's Haki. Which, by the way, includes giving him his Ito-Ito power and the gun that he killed his father with, indulging his sociopathic tendency and literally putting him on a pedestal to lord over others.
  • Evil Old Folks: Lao G and Jora.
  • Evil Virtues: Senor Pink is, if rough-spoken, very polite to his enemies. He even scolds his fangirls for insulting Franky.
  • Extreme Doormat: Baby 5 is unable to turn down anything anyone asks of her, because she feels "needed". Due to this, she has married eight times, has lent so much money that she has a debt of almost 100 million beri and she's bought weapons she doesn't really need, given her powers.
    • This tendency is shown in flashbacks as well, when she's still a preteen.
    • Turns out that this was caused from when her own poverty-stricken mother abandoned her because she wasn't needed. As a result, it's a condition that Doflamingo and his crew decided to exploit and enforce rather than correct.
  • Fangirl: Jora is a fan of Soul King and his music.
  • Fat Bastard:
    • Machvise. He's so fat it's actually his power.
    • Also Queen, boss of the SMILE factory.
  • Finger Firearms: Doflamingo has a technique that gives this general effect, but Baby 5 can actually turn her fingers into firearms.
  • Flechette Storm: The things Gladius ends up bursting tend to release deadly shrapnel.
  • Flight: Buffalo can fly by using his arms as propellers.
  • Flunky Boss: Sugar can order toys to fight for her.
  • Food as Bribe: In flashbacks at least, Buffalo was bribed twice with ice cream by Law. Both times involved him witnessing Law hurting Corazon, which is considered a bad thing in the group.
  • Formerly Fit: Senor Pink was a lean, handsome guy around a decade ago. Then he slowly let himself go when he started to dress like a baby to make his wife smile.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Gladius fits the usual archetype perfectly, even though he wears goggles instead of traditional glasses. Doflamingo, Vergo and Trebol also fits the bill.
  • Fun T-Shirt: After Law defeated Wellington in flashback, it is shown that he wore a t-shirt with "WEEP" written on it. Buffalo was also seen with "DAS" and later "DASUYAN" on his.
  • The Gambling Addict: Buffalo, true to his spinning theme, loves playing roulette.
  • Geas: When Sugar transforms people into toys, she places them under one of these, binding them to follow the orders of any family's members and work to protect the family. And they can't do anything about it.
  • Genius Loci: Since the Donquixote Palace is entirely made out of stone, Pica, at least according to Viola, effectively is the palace thanks to his Devil Fruit powers.
  • Glasses Pull: Trebol removes his glasses when he waxes over how Doflamingo and the 4 top executives are very close like a family. He puts it back on when he gets serious.
  • Golem/Rock Monster: Pica's appearance after assimilating himself with the palace's stone walls.
  • Gonk:
    • Machvise, the huge bearded man in a dress seen chastising Baby 5, and Buffalo, who's twenty foot tall, bucktoothed and with propeller-looking dreadlocks for hair...
    • Trebòl, a snail-looking man who also has the unpleasant habit of getting too close to anyone.
    • Jora. As if her almost egg-shaped body isn't enough, her facial features are downright exagerrated.
    • Most of the crew used to be quite handsome or beautiful, even Jora was rather shapely. Now, the only ones that don't embody this trope are those that were specifically young 16 years ago, Gladius, or Doflamingo himself.
  • Good All Along: It turns out that Violet's actually Princess Viola of Dressrosa. She only joined Doflamingo in exchange for her father (the king) being kept alive.
  • Graceful Loser: Senor Pink vs Franky fight. Their fight had a deeper meaning, to show their resolve against each other, so both agreed not to dodge each other's attacks. At the end of it, Pink unleashed his ultimate attack claiming that if Franky survived this, it's his loss. Franky did, and Pink just stood there, ready to take on Franky's last blow that he knows will knock him out cold.
  • Hair Decorations: Baby 5 in flashbacks wore a huge hair ribbon. Nowadays she wears a maid's hairband.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper:
    • Dellinger seems to have this when Bartolomeo prevents him from killing Bellamy with his barriers. Despite receiving a call from Diamante telling him Doflamingo ordered him to forget about Bellamy for now and go guard to the toy house, Dellinger angrily ignored the orders and continued kicking Bartolomeo's barrier until Bartolomeo reminded him of his orders.
    • Gladius possesses a literally explosive temper, which arises whenever he perceives someone has tardy, incompetent, or disrespectful to his captain.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Dellinger is half-Fishman.
  • Having a Blast: Gladius ate the Pop-Pop Fruit, which allows him to make himself or any inorganic material inflate and burst.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Leader Violet was considered one of the most loyal of the Family. But an encounter with a particular Straw Hat causes a change to occur. And now, Baby 5 has joined the ranks in chapter 771, after it's shown that her allies just see her as 'convenient'.
  • Helicopter Hair: Buffalo has hair in the shape of a propeller which he can rapidly rotate, thanks to him eating the Spin-Spin Fruit, and fly through the air. He has propellers on his feet too to keep him stable.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: His logo is a smiley face. It could be printed and displayed anywhere, and nobody would really think twice about it, and how it links the owner to Doflamingo. For example, there's one right in the middle of Trafalgar Law's Jolly Roger, because he spent his youth (we're talking like 10 years old if the SBS is anything to go by) training to be a surgeon/ship doctor under Doflamingo.
  • High-Class Glass: Sugar wears a monocle, though it looks more like a glass eyepatch.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Invoked by Sugar when she feeds Usopp the super spicy grape which was supposed to be used on her. His reaction is so extreme that, after her Wild Take, she does the foamy-mouth faint, thus achieving the objective the grape was meant for anyway.
  • Honor Before Reason: This is how Senor Pink is defeated. He makes a promise to Franky that if he can survive his final attack then he will admit defeat and take any punishment from him. When Franky does survive the attack, Senor Pink keeps true to his word and he takes Franky's final attack head on.
  • Horn Attack/Use Your Head: Dellinger can use his horns to impale opponents when headbutting them.
  • Horned Humanoid: Dellinger is half human, half Fighting Fish fishman. One of the species' traits he shares is their horns.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Buffalo and Baby 5 (only relatively speaking, as Baby 5 is actually of normal height, but Buffalo is inexplicably huge). Trebòl and Sugar are also an example.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Apparently, holding back on his muscle power a lot causes Lao G to become a writhing old man. But when he decides to stop holding back, he becomes much more muscular and powerful (in a technique he calls himself "Battle Preservation Fist").
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Lao G tells Sai that he won't let him take Baby 5 away because her need to be useful is very "convenient" to the crew, right in front of Baby 5 who is shocked and sadden to hear that she's just a tool to the crew.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Almost literally considering Jora produces thought clouds that transform things.
  • Improbable Age: Baby 5, Buffalo, Sugar and Law all joined this crew of hardened criminals before they hit puberty, but even they're not the most extreme example. Dellinger was still bottle-feeding when he joined up. Baby 5 and Sugar in particular have used their Devil Fruits since they were young.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Trebòl was able to successfully snipe a fly between its eyes with his ability.
  • Irony: How some of the executives are defeated.
    • Sugar (whose power is to create toys) gets knocked back into unconsciousness by a toy (a replica of what knocked her out the first time. Earlier, the grape that was meant to knock out Sugar were used on Usopp instead, but because of his epic reaction, the grape still does its job in the end.
    • Machvise (whose fighing style is basically slamming his enemies with downward force) is sent flying upwards.
    • Baby-5 defects for someone who refused to take advantage of her mentality.
    • Lao-G (an old master who stores his youth through qigong) loses to someone much younger than he is (via a move passed down from his own grandfather).
    • Dellinger (a speed based fighter, who prides in his half fishman heritage) gets caught off guard and cut down by someone even faster than he is (a relatively normal person).
    • Gladius (who attacks opponents while they are distracted) gets taken down because he himself was distracted.
    • Jora is incapacitated by the bodies of the fallen executives she had hoped to revive. Earlier on, her obsession with art is what ultimately defeated her, although indirectly note .
    • Diamante gets taken down when he stops his usual tactics of playing dirty and goes for a straightforward fight. Oh, and knocked back to the gravestone of someone he killed before.
    • Pica (attacked all the weakened fighters to prevent them from grouping together, in order to kill King Riku without interference) is defeated because the fighters he didn't attack grouped together anyway, also by going full body giant, and turning his back on them, he made himself a bigger target, and more vulnerable to being cornered. note .
    • Trebol's No Sense of Personal Space backfires big time when he decides to crush the apparently defeated and now missing-an-arm Law up close and personal, and Law uses his powers to slice up Trebol...with the arm he just lost.
  • Island Base: Dressrosa, a Spanish-themed island that the Donquixote Family once ruled, until they abandoned it to become Celestial Dragons. Doflamingo just decided to take back what once belonged to his family.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: As it turns out in chapter 762, all senior officers of Doflamingo used to play this straight. Especially Senor Pink, who was almost unrecognizably hunky before he let himself go. Subverted with Jora, because while in her youth she was as slim and curvy as all the other ladies in One Piece, she still had her Gonk face.
  • Jerkass: Most of the people in the group aren't very nice people.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Senor Pink tends to get concerned about old ladies and kitties despite his tough attitude.
  • Just Between You and Me: Diamante starts Trash Talking Rebecca about her mother and Thunder Soldier.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Pica wields a massive one. To give an idea of how big it is, Pica himself is already three times bigger than the average human, and he still has to wield it like a Telephone Polearm.
    • Baby 5 subverts this. She does carry a katana around, but she never gets to use it thanks to her Devil Fruit ability making it redundant.
  • Kavorka Man: Senor Pink.
  • Kev Lard: Even kicking Machvise in the ass will hurt you, as Dellinger accidentally realized.
  • Ki Attacks: Pica can use Armament Haki on his whole body like Vergo. Didn't help much since Zoro has stronger Haki.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Sugar's "Little Black Bears" move can turn people into this.
  • Large and In Charge: The three top executives are inhumanly tall, all three of them dwarfing even the 10-foot-tall Doflamingo.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Dellinger suffers from this no sooner when he defeats Ideo, claiming how no one can beat the Doflamingo Family, himself included just cause he's a half human fishman. No sooner then he reaches the third level of the plateau he's quickly taken out by Cavendish in his sleepwalking persona. What makes this even more karmic is that Dellinger's fighting style revolves around blitzing his opponents his speed, and now he's taken out by the even faster Hakuba.
    • Diamante keeps going on and on gloating how he killed Scarlett to both Rebecca and Kyros. When the two finally meet up again ten years for a proper showdown, Kyros shows exactly how a one on one battle with him would go down. When Kyros finally defeats him, he falls and hits his head on a pole that marks Scarlett's grave which knocks him unconscious.
  • Lean and Mean: Gladius and Diamante. and Trebol, it turns out.
  • Legitimate Businessmen's Social Club: Almost every place with this mark on it just happens to be this. In some cases, the World Nobles, the ruling power in One Piece, actually buy from these places - one of which is a shop for slaves - which means that they have legal amnesty for anything they do so long as they cater to those nobles.
  • Leotard of Power: Lao G. Being a chubby, wrinkly old man, this comes off as Fan Disservice. 16 years ago, when he was still in top form, however...
  • Lightning Bruiser: Lao G is very strong to knock out Chinjao and can move very fast too.
  • Literal Ass Kicking: Dellinger attempted to kick a downed Luffy, but Zoro redirects his movement to Machvise's ass instead.
  • Little Miss Badass: Though Sugar isn't strong enough to go on her own without Trébol as a bodyguard most of the time, she's still far from weak and can hold her own in a fight, being quick enough to transform a good number of dwarves into toys with no problem.
  • Living Toys: What Sugar's victims become after she touches them.
  • Living Weapon: Baby-5 ate the Arms-Arms Fruit which allows her to turn any of her body parts into weapons, from guns to swords. Her teammates can wield her like a practical weapon due to this. She can even turn herself into a bomb and reassemble herself after exploding.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Machvise carries around a shield, but not for defense. Instead he uses it in conjuction with his Devil Fruit to hit people with it while falling on them.
  • Mad Artist: Jora's art ability is mainly used for assassination.
  • Made of Iron: Buffalo and Jora stayed conscious even after getting hit by Nami's lightning bolts (preceded, respectively, by a General Cannon blast and getting stabbed). Gladius had to shoot Baby 5 in the head just to get her to calm down. Senor Pink tanked a missile from Franky and survived, albeit bloodied.
  • Mad Scientist: Some of the people who work for Doflamingo seem to be this, as they use the SAD provided by Caesar Clown to manufacture artificial Zoan-type Devil Fruits called "Smiles", which he sells to the highest bidders. One of the Four Emperors even used those Smiles to create him/herself an entire army of Devil Fruit users.
  • Man Bites Man: Dellinger bit Ideo on the shoulder with his sharp teeth.
  • Man Child:
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Some members do like to dress sharply and classily. Others like to dress flashily, although sometimes it doesn't turn out well or look good on them. And then there's Doflamingo, who is impossible to outdress.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Their reaction to Sugar getting knocked out, and the citizens of Dressrosa realizing what the toys were. The people of Dressrosa were pissed.
  • Mistaken for Dying: When Sai goes to Chinjao to see if he's alright, we got this:
    Baby 5: I think we're going to have 2 ceremonies... one is marriage, the other is funeral
    Sai and Chinjao: WHO'S DYING ANYWAY?!
  • The Mole: Doflamingo has quite a lot of agents inside Goverment positions. Such as Vergo, who's G-5's Vice Admiral. His job is to pull the wool over the Marines' eyes. Monet is another, whose job is to watch Caesar Clown who, thanks to Vergo, can run around and at least operate in secret. She also once worked in the Riku family for gathering intel.
    • Later, Violet, seemingly a random dancer who fell in love with Sanji, is actually a member of Trebol's squad.
  • More Dakka: Baby 5's Gatling Girl technique, where she turns her leg into a gatling gun.
  • Morph Weapon: Diamante ate the Flutter-Flutter Fruit, allowing him to turn any solid object into cloth-like matter, including, of course, his sword.
  • Morton's Fork: Gladius puts Bartolomeo in this situation; after the former sets up the cliff Robin's climbing on to explode at his will and then inflates himself (when he's attacked in this state, he'll fire off his poisonous hairs which can hit Robin and Cavendish), he says that whether Gladius is attacked or not, Robin will still be harmed. Bartolomeo responds by putting a Containment Field around him and Gladius and then tries to kill the latter. He failed, but Robin is still saved by Cavendish.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Diamante (seen wielding both a sword and a mace during the Colosseum finals).
  • Multi-Ranged Master: Baby 5 (seen wielding both a gattling gun and a bazooka at Punk Hazard).
  • Mr. Exposition: During a flashback, Gladius and Senor Pink took this role on explaining the White City to the young Baby 5.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Baby-5 and Violet.
  • Neck Snap: Buffalo gets in the receiving end of this by Kyros.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Jora.
  • Nice Hat: Gladius wears a classy hat. Too bad he popped it with his powers...
    • Machvise wears a Commissar Cap.
    • Diamante also wears a very fancy-looking hat.
    • Also many others such as Dellinger's hat (styled with a fish relative to his age and with enough space for his horns), Lao G's dog-eared hat and, earlier, rabbit-eared one (although he only wore it in flashbacks), Buffalo's beanie (also in flashbacks), and Senor Pink's bonnet.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: The toys Sugar can make. They can quickly get up and reassemble themselves after they get struck down.
    • Despite not being a Logia user, Pica's Stone-Stone Fruit ability to assimilate anything made out of the earth, including the island itself, made him nearly unbeatable. Even bypassing Pulling Themselves Together and going after his actual body, he could imbue himself with Armanent Haki, which makes him even tougher.
  • Ninja Maid: Baby-5 is dressed as a maid, armed to the teeth, very aggressive and can turn her body(parts) into weapons.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Jora.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Diamante is basically a caricature of Steven Tyler, the anime made it even more blatant .
  • No Ontological Inertia:
    • Thunder Soldier theorized that if Sugar is knocked out, her power over the toys ends and they will revert back to human form. He turns out to be right.
    • Happens when Jora is defeated; her victims of art-mutations will turn normal if she's KO'd.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Trebòl's Running Gag, he does this to seemingly everyone, including Doflamingo. This ties to his Devil Fruit, which makes him sticky.
  • One-Winged Angel: Jora gets one in the anime.
  • Only in It for the Money:
    • Surprisingly, Doflamingo's group seems to be the only Objectivist movement in the One Piece world.
    • And even then it's debatable. It is heavily implied (if not outright stated) by Monet that Doflamingo himself aspires to become the Pirate King.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Baby 5 and Buffalo apparently have real birth names that they once revealed to Trafalgar Law when he was still a part of the family. During his fight with Law, Doflamingo implies that "Corazon" is a transferable title and that it could have been Law's; true enough chapter 763 reveals Corazon's name as Donquixote Rocinante. And considering that Corazon means "Heart", which corresponds with his executive seat, Diamante, Trebol and Pica might be similar nicknames as well.
  • Oxymoronic Being: Senor Pink's basically a guy characterized by lots of contradictions and ironies. He is a disgustingly fat guy who dresses like a baby and treats women like crap, yet women fawn over him like he's the hottest guy around. Furthermore, he disses said women by stating that they should go after men younger than him, the guy in the baby suit. He acts like he doesn't care for his crewmates but his actions and words show that he genuinely cares for him, such as him protecting Machvise and him being the practically the first person to express genuine concern for Sugar when it's learned that she's defeated. His Devil Fruit allows him to swim through solid objects at the cost of being unable to swim in water. Lastly and rather infamously, he calls Franky a pervert upon meeting the latter despite his own getup at the time.
  • Paper People: Diamante can use his ability to flatten his own body.
  • Parental Abandonment: Baby 5's Freudian Excuse. She was abandoned in the wilderness by her own family because she used more than she could give back, making her useless to them. So now she's almost pathological in her need to feel needed by someone.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Pica's powers are immense, such that he can rearrange the very island if he wants.
  • Phrase Catcher: Senor Pink sure is a "hard-boiled" fellow...
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything:
    • What they actually do is ruling a country and managing black market instead of, you know, pirating.
    • Subverted in a flashback, where we do see them pillaging a town.
  • Playing with Fire: Baby 5's (anime only) Fire Girl technique, which turns her into a flamethrower.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When money is involved, at least.
  • Psycho for Hire: Most of the crew, really.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: He isn't a Logia, but Pica's stone constructs are effectively invulnerable. No matter the damage, he can just reform them and keep going.
  • Punny Name: Queen sounds like "kyuuuin", the sound that vacuum cleaners (her Weapon of Choice) make.
  • The Quiet One: Because of his ridiculously high-pitched voice which he is very sensitive about, Pica rarely speaks.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Hoo boy, the top execs are made of this. Of some that we've seen, we have a giant of a man with a suprisingly high pitched voice, a man who can turn everything into flowing like cloth and doesn't like compliments, a man in a Steam Punk suit who fights by making his own hat explode, a propellor-haired giant with a Jolly Roger tattooed on his teeth, a Ninja Maid Living Weapon with self-esteem issues, a man dressed as a baby with an inexplicably large female fan club, another man who wears a pink nightie, a young-ish boy who wears shorts and heels, an old geezer fond of making sentai-esque poses, a man of living slime who invades people's personal space, an ageless child who's fond of sweets, and a rotund middle-aged woman artist. Oh, and a man who tends to forget things (who manages to be quite a threat) and a harpy snow girl.
    • And then there was Corazon, a mute klutz with no concentration who spends his entire first appearance tripping on floor, falling from chair and setting himself on fire just by smoking, in that order.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Sugar is fast enough to perform this. Considering that she only needs to touch somebody to turn them into a toy, this is extremely dangerous.
  • Rated M for Manly: Senor Pink was described as 'hardcore', despite wearing a baby bonnet and sucking a pacifier. Then we learn of his backstory during his fight with Franky, and he truly deserve that reputation.
  • Reality Warper: Essentially what Jora's power is.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Senor Pink, appropriately enough. He might wear baby clothing, but he's still a very tough fighter. Machvise also wears a pink sleeping dress.
    • And of course, their captain Doflamingo.
  • Relative Button: Diamante will never make Rebecca forget that he's the one who killed her mother. So much that Rebecca is reduced to tears. When he realizes Kyros was the one-legged toy soldier he plays it again.
  • Reverse Mole: The same Violet only agreed to work with Doflamingo in exchange of keeping her father alive; once she manages to find outside help (Straw Hats in this case) she works against her employer.
  • Sand Is Water: Senor Pink's Sui Sui no Mi (Swim Swim Fruit) allows him to literally swim through solid surfaces. Ironic considering the main standard Devil Fruit weakness is being unable to swim in water.
  • Say My Name: Diamante shouts Kyros' name whenever he does something unexpected.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Warlord amnesty only gets you so far, and it turns out there are many marines and other officials who won't say no to a big pile of Berry. It also helps that Doflamingo has the approval of World Nobles, who definitely have this attitude.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!:
    • Doflamingo doesn't just have the approval of World Nobles. He is one (or rather, he was). By virtue of this, not including his personal strength, this crew is arguably one of the most dangerous pirate crews outside of the Four Emperors.
    • In turn, Violet uses her own connection with her old acquaintance who is part of the World Government against Doflamingo.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Baby 5 is one.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Diamante's Corrida Glaive attack shapes the sword into a bull's head and then he strikes the enemy with it.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Pica has huge, spiked shoulders. That's right, they're naturally like that.
  • Shout-Out: Baby 5's Devil Fruit can change her into all kinds of weapons including a Torpedo Girl. On the cover of Volume 70, she's changed her leg into a minigun like Cherry Darling.
    • Senor Pink's name is clearly a reference to Mr. Pink.
  • Similar Squad: Their personalities are different, but several of the Executives' powers are variations on those of members of Baroque Works. Both organizations include a person who can turn their body parts into weaponsnote , a person who makes art from the corpses of their enemiesnote , an effeminate man who fights with kicksnote , a super-heavy personnote , a person who can cause explosionsnote , and a burrowernote .
  • Sinister Scythe: Baby 5's Sickle Girl technique, which turns her lower body into a sickle and arms into a long chain.
  • Size Shifter: Whenever he assimilates with stone, Pica's body becomes much bigger.
  • Signature Laugh: Trebol's "Behehehe" and Lao G's "Fafafafa".
  • Sinister Shades: Senor Pink, Machvise, Trebòl, Vergo and Doflamingo himself, of course.
  • Sissy Villain: Dellinger has overly feminine mannerisms and also wears high heels. A SBS justifies this as him being raised like a female by Jora since he was a baby.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor:
    • Trafalgar Law, who was meant to take the Heart seat and become Doflamingo's third right-hand man, but ended up rebelling against Doflamingo.
    • Before him, there was Rocinante, the second Corazon and Doflamingo's younger brother, who was actually a spy for the Marines.
  • Smashing Hallway Traps of Doom: Pica does this to Luffy's group during their ambush in the castle.
  • Smug Super: The Officers are quite powerful, most with dangerous Devil Fruit powers, and they know it. However, it's their own arrogance that does them in, as most of their defeats stem from not taking their opponents seriously until it's too late.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Trebol/Trevor, Pica/Peeka, Machvise/Machbyse, Gladius/Gradius, Jora/Giolla, Dellinger/Derringer...
  • Spin Attack: Buffalo's fond of this whenever he wields Baby 5.
  • Squashed Flat: Diamante can turn flat like a flag, useful when he's trapped within the debris of the colosseum stage.
  • Squishy Wizard: Both Jora and Sugar might have incredibly powerful Devil Fruits, but it didn't take much to bring them down. The former was defeated by a single slash attack from Brook while the latter was knocked out by a Jump Scare from Usopp.
  • Steam Punk: Gladius' design heavily incorporates this theme.
  • Sticky Situation: Trebòl, who ate the Sticky-Sticky Fruit (Beta Beta no Mi), is able to produce very sticky mucus that allows him to stick himself on walls as well as immobilize people with it.
  • Stout Strength: Senor Pink and Machvise, especially the latter.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Sugar certainly won big in the Superpower Lottery. With her Devil Fruit ability, she can turn even the toughest of fighters into a harmless toy servant who can't do anything but obey her commands with a single touch of her hand. To make things worse, those who are transformed are completely erased from everybody else's memories. And she still gets agelessness as a side-effect.
  • Stronger with Age: Lao G claims that the older you get, the more painful you'll feel, but the stronger your skills become.
  • Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: When Diamante angered Rebecca by shooting Kyros' leg (and letting him get hurt by falling spiky balls), Diamante says this at her, claiming that he shall take down her too.
  • Stuff Blowing Up:
    • Trebol's sticky substance is also flammable, likely a reference to nitrocellulose in Real Life, a sticky substance that is also used as explosive.
    • This is basically Gladius' ability.
  • Submarine Pirates: The crew has a submarine, which Jora uses at one point.
  • Super Human Trafficking: The Human Shop was definitely involved in this - in fact, when Luffy trashed the joint, slave abductions significantly dropped.
  • Super Speed: Dellinger can move fast enough to create afterimages.
  • Sword Beam: Diamante has a technique called Halfmoon Glaive that is a wave version of this, akin to Ichigo's Getsuga Tensho.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: The spade, diamond and clover symbols are featured prominently on the designs of the executives.
  • The Syndicate: The big cheese of the underworld, 'Joker', is actually Doflamingo. Very few actually know this, and those that do...
  • Taking the Bullet: Senor Pink jumped in front of a missile from Franky to shield the downed Machvise from Franky's attack.
  • Tattooed Crook: Machvise (crew smilie on both arms), Buffalo (crew smilie on his teeth), Lao G (arrow tattoos on both legs) and Pica (spade symbols on both shoulders).
  • Teens Are Monsters: Dellinger is sixteen years old, yet judging from the way he fights, is one of the more brutal executives in the Donquixote Family.
  • Theme Naming: The three chief executives Diamante (diamond), Pica (spade) and Trebol (clover) are named after the card suits.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Sugar. Older Than They Look variety.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Pica has a massive upper body and small lower body.
  • Touch of Death: A variant; while it's not immediate physical death, getting touched by Sugar Baleful Polymorph you, let her control you absolutely, and make the rest of the world forget your existence. You do not want to let her touch you.
  • True Companions: By Doflamingo's own admission, the executives are what he considers his true family, after his mother died and he killed his father, and his brother. They all seem to share this with each other too, and mocking any of them in any way will push all of their Berserk Buttons at once.
  • Tsundere: Senor Pink doesn't avoid an easily dodge-able attack because he says he only uses his Sui Sui powers when he feels like it. A Mook states that he was actually Taking the Bullet for Machvise instead.
  • Twisting the Words: Baby 5 in her fight against Sai. She takes all of his aggressive fighting shouts as declarations of love, such as "I will rip your heart out" which she understands as "I'll steal your heart" in a metaphorical sense.
  • Undying Loyalty:
    • Despite what he did to Bellamy (who was more than likely a Mook to him than anything else), the crew members who reside at Dressrosa are extremely loyal to him, and address him as "Young Master". These members seem to be those higher up, perhaps those whose values are closest to Vergo's, who, in Law's words, is Doflamingo's most valued subordinate. While the threat below may be part of it, many of these upper members (such as Monet), seem to be ready to die for him at any point willingly, and legitimately care for him. How Doflamingo managed to cultivate such loyalty despite his amoral personality is a question in itself, but it's shown that unlike the Mooks under him, such as Bellamy, he seems to actually care about these members.
    • It turns out that he only scarred Bellamy, rather than kill him, and Bellamy has remained loyal to Doflamingo. More loyal than he used to be, in fact.
    • Violet only agreed to work with Doflamingo in exchange of keeping her father alive; once she manages to find outside help (Straw Hats in this case) she works against her employer.
    • After Doflamingo saved Sugar and Monet from, as an SBS puts it, "a terrible environment", the two sisters were given their Devil Fruits and decided to dedicate their lives for the crew.
    • However, your loyalty had better be undying. Innocent mistakes or failures, Doflamingo will accept from his officers. Outright betrayal and actively working against his plans will get you the death sentence.
  • Un-Person: Whenever someone is turned into a toy by Sugar, everyone else immediately forgets everything about them.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Machvise and Dellinger are two variations of this; In battle, Machvise's main attack is to just crush people with his weight, while Dellinger prefers to blitz them with his speed.
  • Verbal Tic: Trebol's "Nnee, nnee, nnee".
    • Buffalo imitating the sound of a propeller ("Nnnniin") while talking, not to mention his habit of ending sentences with "Dasuyan".
  • Vertical Kidnapping: With his ability, Trebol can do this to the loser gladiators in the scrapyard in order to bring them to Sugar.
  • Villain Ball:
    • Jora grabs it after defeating Brook, Nami, and Chopper and capturing the Sunny. When Brook starts bonding with her as "Soul King" and puts up a facade of True Art Is Incomprehensible, Jora is in titters about Soul King's approval and so when he asks to play her some music but needs his real bow and violin, she unquestioningly frees them. Well, Brook did what Brook does and Jora was defeated before she even realized it and this freed the Sunny and crew from her warped art.
    • Dellinger, of the Diamante Army, telling Bellamy he will be killed whether he succeeds in assassinating Luffy or not, before Bellamy even attempts the assassination.
    • When Usopp was captured and beaten so soundly by Trebòl and bound by Trebòl's goo, Sugar, instead of turning him into a toy, decided to put the super-super spicy grape candy in his mouth, only knowing it was poison. It caused Usopp to have such a horrific Nightmare Face reaction, seeing it knocked Sugar out.
    • Trebol thinks that with Law missing an arm, down for the count and immobilized by his flammable mucus, it's safe to rise to his provocations and approach him for the kill instead of just standing afar and burning Law to death. He even ignores Doflamingo's immediate warning that he is walking right into Law's Room. And sure enough, this momentary grasp of Villain Ball allows Law to land a disastrous attack on him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Thanks to Doflamingo's Engineered Heroics, the crew is loved and admired by the people of Dressrosa. Once Sugar is knocked out and the victims of the Hobby Hobby spell are able to reveal the truth, this goes straight out the window.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Pica doesn't talk often, so people are shocked to realize how high-pitched his voice really is when he does speak. But whatever you do, don't laugh. Pica's also unique among others with this trope in that characters actually comment on how he sounds.
  • Walking Armory: Both Diamante and Baby 5 carry multiple weapons around.
    • Baby 5 takes this trope as literally as possible, being that she not only carries multiple weapons around, but she can become a extensive variety as well.
    • Thanks to his Devil Fruit powers, nearly anything on Gladius' body can serve as a weapon, including his helmet, bracers, and the numerous ball projectiles he fires from his arms. Additionally, he seems to carry a pistol on him at all times, and even his hair can be used in combat, being coated in poison and capable of being fired at enemies.
  • Wall Master:
    • Pica can hide himself inside stone walls.
    • Like Pica, Senor Pink is able to hide inside the walls or even underground.
  • Weaponized Headgear: Gladius has a move where he inflates his headgear and then pops it, sending sharp chunks around him.
  • Weapons That Suck: Queen wields a vacuum cleaner that is used to great effect against the dwarves.
  • Whip Sword: Diamante can turn any sword into this with his Devil Fruit technique called "Viper Glaive".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: After Sugar regains consciousness after Usopp's scary face made her faint, she gains a phobia for long noses or anything resembling them.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Diamante almost comes into this during his fight with Kyros, noting that he still stands and goes after him no matter what Diamante throws at him.
  • Wild Take: A positively epic one a la Eneru by Sugar when Usopp suddenly screams at her, because of the super-hot chilli she unwittingly fed him.
  • Winged Soul Flies Off at Death: When Lao G seemingly "dies" in his battle, his soul appears as his head and torso with wings attached, floating away from him. Then subverted when his soul inexplicably flies back at his body.
  • Worf Barrage: Pica's stone assimilation and shaping powers should make him a monster to fight...but he ends up fighting Zoro, who can cut stone like butter. When forced to fight him head on, Pica coats his body with Haki... and Zoro beats him in one blow, because Zoro has stronger Haki.
  • Worthy Opponent: Franky and Senor Pink bond during their battle over MANLINESS.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Diamante, who quickly knocks down Rebecca within the finals of the Colosseum and was the one who killed her mother.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Senor Pink delivered a suplex to Franky. At least 30 times in the course of the fight no less.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Jora has green hair. In the anime, she has Multicolored Hair instead (half-blonde, half-redhead). There's also Sugar and her aquamarine hair.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Doflamingo's most infamous punishment, which everyone under his banner fears - and for good reason.
  • You Have Failed Me: Doflamingo's other infamous punishment for incompetent underlings... or underlings who have slightly inconvienced him. Notably, this only applies to the lesser members of the crew; Doflamingo is considerably more forgiving towards his officers.
  • Your Head Asplode: Gladius almost did this with the Thunder Soldier, as he was made of tin.

Corrida Coliseum Tournament Participants

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

For Bartolomeo, see Major Allies, for Don Chinjao, Ricky, Cavendish, Sai and Rebecca see Others.
  • Action Girl: Rebecca and Acilia can more than hold their own; even more when they're teamed up.
  • A Father to His Men: Sai, leader of the Happo ("Eight Treasures") Navy. While he claimed that he had lost his brotherly relations with Boo, the vice leader (who've been knocked out by Kelly earlier), as a leader, he shall avenge his fallen comrade. And he does... in a suitably epic way.
  • A Load of Bull: The Fighting Bull.
  • 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.
  • Army of Thieves and Whores / Ragtag Band of Misfits: As Cavendish points out, creating the tournament for the Flame Flame Fruit was probably Doflamingo's worst move, as, aside from the Condemned Contestant thing below, his trapping the island with the Birdcage essentially united a random assortment of criminals and champions from across the seas to fight together and destroy him.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: King Elizabello II, a single punch of whom can tear down a fortress.
  • Badass: Pretty much all of 'em. Well, except for Bobby Funk who even admitted that he "never fights", but he's still ridiculously tough himself.
  • Badass Longcoat: Suleiman and Orlumbus of D Block wear one.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Sai gets abducted and turned into a toy by Trebol and Sugar. Later on, so do the other failed contestants. We also see Cavendish getting directly transformed.
  • 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 Damn Heroes: Abdullah and Jeet comes just in time to save Luffy, Law, and Ucy from Doflamingo's string clone when they are sent in a trap set up by the Funk Brothers.
    • Later, Gatz the commentator comes to Luffy's aid when he's exhausted and needing a few minutes to recover. He also brings the other half of the colosseum participants in tow to stall Doflamingo. And in the chapter after that, the first half of the colosseum participants defeat Doflamingo's goons when they're threatening the citizens.
  • 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).
  • Blade Run/Stepping Stones in the Sky: Sai does this with Kelly Funk's fists while the latter does his trademark Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs to deliver a hard kick to his head.
  • Bounty Hunter: Jean Ango.
  • Bowled Over: Orlumbus knocks a few mooks by seemingly ordering them to stand in order and then throws one mook at them, knocking all of them over.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: Hajrudin's ultimate attack, "Gungnir," manages to clash with, and overpowers, Machvise's 1000 ton drop and sends him flying upwards and hitting the Birdcage, but he broke several of his bones in the process.
  • Captain Obvious: After they've been dumped underground under the disguise of medical operations, Hack has this:
    Hack: I think it's safe to say that the medical treatment will not be done down here.
  • Charged Attack: Elizabello's patented King Punch needs roughly an hour of charge time. He can also use it without it being fully charged yet, but it'll get proportionately weaker as a result.
  • Chekhov's Gun: At one point, when Zoro has difficulty fighting Pica, King Elizabello offers help with his King Punch, but Zoro tells him to save it for later. Later, when Pica in his gigantic stone form is walking towards King Riku, Elizabello thinks it's the right time and prepares to let it out... and Zoro still tells him to hold back a bit. The King Punch does get used later... as cleanup for Pica's leftover stone body. (He does save everyone on the plateau by doing so, though.)
    • Earlier, we're shown a random shot of Orlumbus using his Admiral Killer Bowling on Doflamingo's mooks. Later on Zoro requested Orlumbus to use that move to help him attack Pica.
  • 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.
  • Compelling Voice: At one point Orlumbus uses his 'Commodore's Dignity' to order some Mooks to stand at attention.
  • Combat Commentator: Gatz.
  • 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.
  • Everyone Has Standards: While inadvertently using Baby 5's need to be useful prompt her into committing suicide is fine for a Combat Pragmatist like Chinjao, Sai won't let her do it.
  • 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:
    • Ideo's name and abnormal-looking shoulders are evocative to the titular mechs of Space Runaway Ideon.
    • Meanwhile Bluegilly's look (well, minus the long leg), unique yells and fighting disciple's name (and even his name to some extent) resembles a certain someone.
    • And Dagama, too (see Gonk below)
  • Extremity Extremist: Bluegilly (being a Longleg Tribesman) uses his exceptionally long legs in battle kind of like Sanji in a fighting style called Jao Kun Do.
    • Ideo and Kelly Funk, meanwhile, are boxers.
  • Fastball Special: Orlumbus with his "Admiral Killer Bowling" tosses Zoro into the air to get in range to attack Pica. Earlier, he also uses the move to throw one mook into another.
  • 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).
  • Giant Equals Invincible: Played straight with Hajrudin, an unstoppable giant from Elbaf - nobody managed to injure him. Then Fighting Bull ran into his feet and got flattened as a result. Cue angered Luffy taking him down in one punch.
  • Glass Cannon: Elizabello II with his King Punch can absolutely wreck havoc in the field, but he has to prepare himself for an hour and he's largely helpless in that state. One barrier punch from Bartolomeo is all that's needed to knock him down, once his guards are taken down.
    • Kelly Funk also easily goes down from Boo's Hasshouken punch.
  • Gonk: Dagama again. He also happens to resemble Eggman.
  • I Know Karate: Hack knows Fishman Karate.
  • 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.
    • Ideo does this to the unconscious Hajrudin, sending him to the spectator's seats.
  • King of Beasts: The Fighting Lion.
  • La Résistance: Hack is revealed to be Koala's acquaintance.
  • 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.
  • Maniac Tongue: Jeet is almost always seen smiling wide with his tongue sticking out. Even when he's distressed.
  • 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.
  • Mundane Utility: Elizabello II considers using his powerful punch to clean up the remains of Pica's massive stone body before they fell on those below to be this.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Suleiman claimed that all of his crimes he did were for the sake of his country.
  • 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.
  • Off with His Head!: Suleiman is known as "The Beheader".
  • 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.
  • One Degree of Separation: One of the competitors, a Fishman named Hack, is a friend of Jinbe.
  • One-Hit Kill: Elizabello's speciality. It's said to be sufficient to bring down an Emperor, but he can only use it once per hour and is largely helpless while he's building up the momentum to perform it. He can, however, fire it off early at the cost of reduced power.
  • 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.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Elizabello the Second.
  • The Southpaw: Suleiman seems to wield his BFS entirely with his left hand.
  • 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.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Ideo can somehow make his punches explosive.
  • Tender Tears: Chinjao suddenly bursts into this, apparently because he remembers things that he shouldn't. He simply dislikes his past (see Dark and Troubled Past above).
  • 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.
  • To Be a Master: Hajrudin's dream is to be king of giants, which is why he joined the tournament in hopes of winning the Flare Flare fruit.
  • 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.
  • Vibroweapon: The Chinjao family know a martial art called Hasshouken that makes their fists and kicks into vibroweapons that can bypass armour and shields.
  • Whip It Good: Orlumbus wields a whip.
  • The Worf Barrage: Elizabello's Megaton Punch knocks out just about everyone in one shot, including Bellamy, who was being built up as a major threat. Everyone, that is, except for Bartolomeo, whose force field no sells him before he promptly takes him out with little effort.
  • 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, see Major Allies


  • Animorphism: Kabu and Bian ate Zoan Devil Fruits, namely the Bug Bug Fruits, model the Rhinoceros Beetle and Hornet respectively.
  • Badass Adorable: Cute little people capable of beating up characters several times their size with their Super Speed and Super Strength.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Several members of the tontatta have eaten insect-themed zoan fruits.
  • Blade on a Stick: Most of them use small lances as weapons.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Wicca.
  • Distressed Damsel/Living Macguffin: The dwarf princess Mansherry is imprisoned by Doflamingo's forces and the dwarves are on a mission to rescue her. She was imprisoned because of her powers, and King Riku claims that said powers will help our protagonists topple Doflamingo.
  • Gag Nose: Rampo.
  • Gosh Hornet: Bian.
  • Gullible Lemmings: Their hats, naturally. Also a Deconstructed Trope as their naive nature can be exploited by enemies in order to reveal secret info.
  • Healing Hands: Princess Mansherry ate the Heal Heal Fruit which allows her to heal any living thing instantly. Normally, her powers work on living things however they could also be used to restore non-living things as well albeit at the cost of her lifespan.
  • Horn Attack: Kabu has an attack called Beetle Upper where he charges at his foes at high speed while in beetle form, smashing them with his horn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Swarm: Kabu and Bian both command armies of the respective insects their powers are modeled after.
  • Swiss Army Tears: One way in which Mansherry's Heal-Heal Fruit powers can be applied. Once Giolla realizes this, she starts hurting Mansherry to invoke this trope on the defeated Doflamingo officers.
  • 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.
  • Tsundere: Our first time meeting Mansherry in person, her personality doesn't match the "bitter, selfish, cruel, spoiled and ill-tempered" description she was given earlier. She's actually very sweet to the point of inducing Cuteness Proximity in villains and refuses to help Giolla revive the Officers. Then the first thing Leo says to her after catching her in a Bridal Carry is she's gained weight, earning him a punch to the face and Kabu thinking how some things never change.
    • The next chapter makes it clear she's a "Sweet" type, being deredere to everyone else only really showing her Tsuntsun side to Leo out of frustration.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Thunder Soldier, their "captain" in their mission.
  • The Worf Effect: They're mostly there to make the Donquixote Pirates look good.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Wicca has light blue hair.
  • Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Turns out Mansherry wasn't imprisoned in the SMILE factory. Instead, she's in the royal palace.


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