Characters: One Piece: Organizations and Crews
aka: One Piece-Organizations And Crews
Be warned, this series is over 10 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 crew of Shanks, and the first pirates to be seen in the series. Among their ranks are first-mate Ben Beckman, rotund Lucky Roo, Usopp's father Yasopp and several (as-yet-unidentifed) elite members
seen at Dawn Island and again at the finale of Marineford as well as Rockstar, a rookie who just recently joined. Their antics and talk of freedom on the seas are what inspired Luffy to be a pirate.
- Animal Motif: The crew uses a red dragon as tattoos and the figurehead of their ship.
- Badass Cape: They all seem to wear one.
- Badass Crew: The first seen.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Underestermating these guys because of their partying nature can a huge mistake, as a bunch of no-account mountain bandits found out. Lucky Roo is a fat, jovial guy who's constantly smiling and eating. He's also the first person to score a killing on One Piece.
- Big Damn Heroes: Whenever they're not partying, it's this, apparently, having saved Luffy at childhood and at Marineford, ending the war with their presence alone.
- Big Eater: Lucky Roo is always seen eating a piece of meat on a bone. Even when he headshots a mountain bandit!
- Big Fun: Lucky Roo.
- Elite Mook: Rockstar the Rookie. A former solitary pirate with a bounty of 97 millions. And, is a Rookie.....
- Honor Before Reason: Subverted. When Rockstar feels insulted by the Whitebeard Pirates he's told by Shanks to ignore honor and come back alive instead.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Yassop claims he can shoot the whiskers off an ant. This was after he shot an apple sitting on a table in the distance.
- The Lancer: Beckman to Shanks.
- Lightning Bruiser: Lucky Roo is quite fast in spite of his bulk.
- One-Man Army: Beckman alone managed to annihilate the mountain bandits by using a cigarette and a rifle. No, he didn't shoot them, he used said rifle as a club.
- Only Sane Man: Beckman is much more reserved when compared to his outlandish crewmates.
- Small Name, Big Ego: When Rockstar arrives on Whitebeard ship as a messenger, he boasts about his days as a lone wolf. Marco quickly tells him that they never ever heard of him.
- Smart Guy: Accoding to Oda, Ben Beckman has the highest IQ amount of those seen up till volume 8, above Kuro and Nami.
- Spell My Name with an S: Lucky Roo is spelled as Roux in the Viz translations.
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: By the giant sea monster.
- Lean and Mean: Ironically, his name means "Bear"...
- Oh Crap: First, when he see his crew smashed by a single man. He has another one just before being eaten by the giant sea monster.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He 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.
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
- 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
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 are type 2.
- 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.
The most numerous pirate crew of East Blue, composed of fifty warships. Their attempt to conquer the Grand Line was crushed by Mihawk, who destroyed the whole fleet by himself
. They manage to beat the Baratie cooks by sheer numbers
but are easily bested by Sanji and Luffy. Notable members include Gin, the second-in-command, and Pearl, the fighter and commander of the second fleet.
- Almighty Janitor: Gin is introduced as a simple pirate from Krieg's crew but later revealed to be the best warrior of the Armada and one of the commanders.
- Badass: Gin.
- Berserk Button: The crew is pissed when Luffy states that they're just the most numerous crew in the East Blue, not the strongest.
- Blood Knight: Gin is called "Kijin" because he's very ruthless and shows no mercy..except to Sanji, who was nice to him.
- The Brute: Pearl.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Gin.
- The Dragon: Gin.
- Dual Tonfas: Gin dual wields steel tonfas tipped with cannonballs.
- Family-Unfriendly Violence: Let's face it: Pearl's brutal beating on Sanji in the manga was quite nasty and bloody.
- Foreshadowing: Krieg and his Armada have many similarities with Whitebeard himself: both are very large and feared fleet, the captains wields polearms, their second-in-charge is nicknamed after a mythological creature and Pearl's abilities are a weaker mix of those of Ace and Jozu.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Pearl is totally covered in shields with nasty steel bulges in the middle, which he uses as weapons.
- Made of Iron: Gin, who somehow managed to survived the MH-5 gas attack.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Gin serves Krieg only out of respect.
- Red Baron: Aka "The Devil" (Kijin) or "The Ogre" in the Italian sub.
- Red Shirt Army: Fifty ships. 5000 men. The East Blue calls it an invasion force. The Grand Line (Mihawk in particular) calls it target practice.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Pearl, who believes to be invincible, strong, handsome and cool. He's so wrong...
- Wreathed in Flames: When he bleeds, Pearl covers his shields with strange white flames and tosses fiery bullets all around him.
- You Have Failed Me: To Gin
- Zerg Rush: The main strategy for the crew. Luffy calls them out on this.
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.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Kuroobi, bonus points for actually being a karateka, Fishman Karateka that is.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Mohmoo.
- Badass 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.
- Five-Bad Band:
- Gatling Good: Choo can shoot water bullets like a machine gun For Massive Damage.
- 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.
- Technical Pacifist La Résistance: used to be this when the crew was part of the Sun pirates.
This crew is actually composed of the former soldiers of Drum Kingdom under Wapol's rule. Its elite members are Chess and Kuromarimo who were former advisors. In the ninth movie, Musshuru, Wapol's elder brother is introduced. Later, Chess and Kuromarimo are "merged" by Wapol in the warrior Chessmarimo.
- Achilles' Heel: Chessmarimo's chin.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Musshuru, who nearly killed Luffy before the latter used the Gear Second.
- Also, Chess, and Kuromarimo. According to Dr. Kureha, this trope is the only reason the people of Drum couldn't rebel when the great doctor hunt began.
- Dual Wielding: Quadruple Wielding in Chessmarimo's case.
- Five-Bad Band (Moreso in the 9th Movie)
- Funny Afro: Weaponized by Kuromarimo.
- Fusion Dance: Chessmarimo.
- Gonk: Chess barely looks human at all.
- Kick the Dog: During Dalton's attack, Chess willingly shoots a volley of arrows at some incoming villagers, knowing well that Dalton will shield them.
- Multi-Melee Master: Chessmarimo was shown using bows, hammers and axes in battle.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Musshuru ate the Noko Noko Fruit ("noko" stands for kinoko, mushroom) and must expel the excessive poisonous spores into a huge cloud every ten years. This almost wiped out Drum Island.
- Petal Power: Musshuru. Or rather, spore power.
- Playing with Fire: Chess often uses fire arrows.
- Poisonous Person: Musshuru attacks with poisonous spores.
- Punny Name: Musshuru is a pun on Mushroom.
- Razor Wind: Chessmarimo can do this with axes.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Crosses with Dirty Coward. Once the Blackbeard pirates came a knocking, they all fled Drum Island. They returned later
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Musshuru's powers are stopped by fire, so he was banned to a fiery volcanic island.
- Terrible Trio
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Chessmarimo delivered one to Chopper. It didn't work.
- Voice Ofthe 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 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 Oficer 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Jerkass Woobie: Cricket however, had to deal with the shame of his heritage because of the legacy left behind by Norland. His own (original) crew abandoned him when he decided to resolve his issues that the shame placed upon his ancestor. He initially was annoyed with the Masira and Shoujou for being fans of the tale. But came to love them and admitted he was glad they came along as the loneliness after being abandoned by his original crew was unbearable.
- 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).
The small yet mighty pirate crew of the evil pirate Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard. Despite their small size, they're powerful enough to take on a whole kingdom, like Drum. First met at Jaya, they later reappear on Banaro Island where they capture Ace
. After the events of Impel Down, the crew is now strengthened by several legendary criminals and is heading to the New World. His members are Van Augur the marksman, Jesus Burgess the fighter, Doc Q the doctor, Laffitte the navigator, and from Impel Down, Shilliew the swordsman, Catarina Devon, Avalo Pizarro, Vasco Shot and Sanjuan Wolf, all former Level Six prisoners. After the Time Skip, they have replaced the Whitebeard Pirates as one of the Four Emperors as confirmed in Chapter 650. And also that they hav expanded in size now into "Fleets" as confirmed in Chapter 704
- Affably Evil: Especially Laffitte.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Sanjuan Wolf really earns his nickname (Colossal Battleship).
- Badass Crew: Undeniably.
- Beast Man: Avalo Pizarro seems to be some sort of cat-man hybrid.
- Because Destiny Says So: They're all a bunch of fatalists.
- BFG: Van Augur has a very big, long rifle.
- Blood Knight: Burgess has shades of this.
- Boobs of Steel: Catarina Devon is said to be the most dangerous female criminal in the world, and her bust is surprisingly big.
- Butter Face: Catarina Devon has a wonderful body, coupled with a hideous face. Originally, she was going to be a pretty samurai lady from Wano and a counterpart for Zoro, but eventually Oda decided to make her this way.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Burgess can lift a whole inn and toss it while he's jumping.
- Dark Action Girl: Catarina Devon.
- Dirty Cop: Laffitte was a policeman in West Blue until he was thrown off the force for his brutality and sadism.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Laffitte, whose looks is based off a Bifauxnen musician. In other words, he's a guy that looks like a girl that looks like a guy that looks like a girl.
- Dull Surprise: The typical expression of Van Augur, except for a tiny instance of Slasher Smile while fightning Ace.
- Dumb Muscle: Burgess is not really smart and neither is Wolf or Vasco possibly.
- Establishing Character Moment: Van Auger is introduced sniping seagulls too far away to be seen by the naked eye. Doc Q, even more tellingly, is giving out apples in town... some, but not all of which are poisoned.
- Evil Counterpart: To the Straw Hat Pirates. But unlike them, is shown that they don't really think at each other as nakama.
- Well, the original members seem to do, but not so much the new ones. Probably because at least 4/5 of them were infamous Captains now serving a relative upstart.
- Fat Bastard: Vasco Shot.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Indeed, while they have skills when we first meet them they're relative unknowns and didn't even have a proper pirate ship (it was just a raft tied together with heavy logs with a sail). But after Blackbeard manages to pull off his gambit and kill Whitebeard, they're taken seriously as a threat and after the time skip, are now even The Dreaded since Blackbeard is now a Pirate Emperor.
- Gag Nose: Vasco Shot and, on a lesser degree Blackbeard and Devon.
- Gonk: Many of them. This seems to be in contrast to the Straw Hat Pirates, who are either pretty, cool, or cute. Meanwhile, the Blackbeard Pirates are deliberately ugly. The only exceptions being Van Augur (who's simply average looking) and Laffitte (who's more creepy-looking than ugly). This was actually meant to be a character trait by Oda, who believes that real pirates should be rough and ugly-looking.
- Guns Akimbo: Some of them have pistols on them. Avalo Pizarro appears to have guns attached to his forearms. or drills, hard to tell.
- Hollywood Cyborg: Pizarro, when first introduced hand Drill-like hands and then back to normal. If it's not a limb-weapon Paramecia, he may be this.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Van Auger can snipe down seagulls when they're not even in sight and can easily tell if the shot was fatal or not.
- Kamehame Hadoken: A weird variant; Burgess has a technique called "Hado Elbow" where he fires a shockwave out of his elbow.
- Ki Attacks: Post Time Skip, Burgess can employ Armament Haki.
- Lean and Mean: Van Auger.
- Made of Iron: In a Anime-only scene, Burgess takes a solid punch from Monkey D. Garp, the guy who went toe-to-toe with Roger, with surprisingly little pain.
- That's nothing compared to the shockwave Sengoku delivered to them in Buddha form which sent them flying. All of them, even Doc Q and freakin' Stronger got up almost immediately.
- Nietzsche Wannabe: A pretty common attitude among the crew.
- Non-Indicative Name: Catarina and Pizarro's titles, (Crescent Moon Huntress and Corrupted King) are yet to be explained.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: It should be noted that when the crew captured Jewelry Bonney (someone who worries friggin' Akainu), Blackbeard declared her as too weak for the crew and offered she'd be his woman instead. Bonney, mind you, is one of the Eleven Supernovas with a bounty of 140,000,000 belli. This means that Blackbeard considers Doc Q is more deadly than even one of the eleven rookies the WG fears.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: HOLY SHIT, is Sanjuan Wolf ever. Remember how big Oars was? Wolf towers over him. The guy is so huge that he's roughly the same size as the Marine headquarters themselves, and that's no exaggeration.
- Being too big for the Blackbeard's ship, he decides to stand in the Grand Line. Literally. He can walk on the bottom of the ocean and have his head still above water.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Sanjuan Wolf does not seem to have much of a grasp on reality.
- Sinister Scythe: Doc Q's weapon, usually carried in a bag. It has two blades to boot.
- Sissy Villain: Laffitte. Heck, he's even wearing make up!
- Spell My Name with an S: Thankfully, chapter 595 gives their names with the right spelling.
- The Starscream: Avalo Pizarro has shades of this, but he may be kidding.
- Shiliew does not seem to have that much loyalty, and he has betrayed others before.
- Unexpected Character: Burgess makes an unexpected appearance in the Corrida Colosseum.
- Villainous Valor: Averted, at least Shiliew would split up if Blackbeard's plans regarding the Gura Gura Fruit would have failed.
- Wicked Cultured: Van Augur.
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.
- Ambiguously Jewish: One of the members looks a bit like a Rabbi.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Implied; two of them have visible scars, one of them is a swordsman while the other one shows some decent muscles under his shirt.
- Bigger Bad: The collective men behind the Warlords, Spandam, the World Nobles, Magellan and Akainu, but they have yet to really impact the plot.
- Beard of Evil: At least two of them. Another one sports a Bald of Evil and a huge mustache.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Two of them have scars on their faces.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Implied. One of them appears very upset about having to order Ohara's annhilation. He was only seen as a silhouette at the time, so this might not be the case.
- Katanas Are Better: One of them always has one on hand. Which curiously resembles the cursed Kotetsu sword owned by Zoro...
- The Men Behind The World: These five guys decide almost everything related to the Marines, the World Government and the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
- Minor Major Character: They have not yet been shown to do much, and have not been named, yet they rule over the world.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The one with the sword looks a lot like Gandhi. One sort of looks like Mikhail Gorbachev.
- No Name Given: For any of them.
- Omniscient Council of Vagueness
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: A nice way to describe them.
The Army of the Ruler of Skypiea, God Eneru
. The main mooks are soldiers wearing goat-like features and armed with the deadly Axe Dials
. The Leader of the army is the gargantuan Yama. The four high priests (or vassals in the edited dubs) are Gedatsu the "Sky Boss", Satori the "Lost Forest Priest", Shura "Skyrider" and Ohm "Skybreeder".
- Acrofatic: Yama is ridiculously fat with tiny limbs but can move around pretty fast.
- Air Jousting: Shura does this against Gan Foll but almost gets killed.
- Badass Ohm.
- Bald of Evil: Again, Ohm.
- The Beastmaster: Ohm has trained a huge white dog named Holy. Now he can even walk on two legs and box!
- Blade on a Stick: Shura's Heat Javelin, which can set things on fire.
- Blood Knight: Ohm, though he uses religion as a justification.
- Breath Weapon: Shura's mount Fuhza has a Flame Dial stored in his bill, allowing him to spit fire at his foes.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Gedatsu
- Combat Clairvoyance: All of them, thanks to Mantra/Observation Haki.
- Cool Sword: Ohm wields a sword made of Iron Cloud.
- Dirty Coward: Shura
- The Ditz: Gedatsu, who often forgets to breathe, speak or how to properly cross his arms.
- Dumb Muscle: Gedatsu.
- Fat Bastard: Satori and Yama.
- Five-Bad Band:
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Ohm.
- Gonk: Satori, Yama, Hotori and Kotori.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Satori has his own explosive Orbs attack redirected against him (but he survives) and Yama gets sliced by his own belt of Axe Dials.
- Large and in Charge: Yama.
- Meaningful Name: Their name come from the concept and terms of Buddhism. Yama is also a pun on "Mountain".
- Nietzsche Wannabe: Ohm.
- Razor Floss: Shura's trial. Averted since the threads don't cut, but rather hold the victim.
- Razor Wind: Axe Dials.
- Scary Black Man: Gedatsu. Subverted in that he's actually more goofy than scary.
- Played straight with Ohm.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: Ohm's sword can turn into a whip, a wall, a trident and a spear.
- Stout Strength: Yama is really fat, but can smash through stone walls like a Juggernaut.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ohm wants to save everyone... by killing them, so they won't be sad again.
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
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 Giant Hybrid: Big Pan the Wotan.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Expy: Paulie's goggles, denim jacket, and cigar make him look a lot like Cid Highwind.
- 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 takes 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-stomps 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 tell 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 condamned criminals sentenced to death, so they're 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.
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 resides 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 appearence by Lucci after he was defeated by Franky.
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 Absalom and Oars, see Major Villains
. For Perona, see Major Allies.
- 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
- Five-Bad Band:
- 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 kick 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 Zombie. 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:
- Weaksauce Weakness: Salt. If a Zombie swallows salt the shadow is removed and goes back to the rightful owner.
- What Could Have Been: Oda mentions that he had intended to have Brook's join the Straw hats before Franky as he always intending for him to join the crew, meaning that Thriller Bark would've happened before Water Seven. However, because of Kazuki Yao's performance as Jango and Bon Clay were so well liked, he created Franky and had him join before Brook's
- Zombie Apocalypse: Played for laughs and not taken serious, What Measure Is a Non-Human? is however is taken serious at least with Chopper.
- Zombie Gait: Parodied by the Soldier Zombie, 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.
- 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.
- Defeat Means Friendship
- 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.
- Guns Akimbo: Macro's main weapons during his days as a Sunny Pirate.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Both groups. Macro's gang isn't sympathetic at all, though.
- Informed Ability: Macro, Tansui and Gyaro all brag about their skills (strength, fishmen karate and fencing style) before being one-shotted by Hacchan's Takoyaki Punch attack.
- Jerkass: Macro isn't quite a Complete Monster (Mostly because he's so minor in the grand scheme of things), but the fact that he used to a Fishman Pirate and is involved in the slave trade before and after joining the Sunny Pirates, something his former captain Fisher Tiger hated, is quite low.
- A Load of Bull: Duval's mount, a huge bison.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Duval, until the (hilarious) reveal.
- Making a Splash: Tansui is apparently a Fishman Karateka. Probably not a good one, though.
- Master Swordsman: Subverted with a ton of bricks. Gyaro thinks he is with his Goldfish Fencing style, but isn't even close to being in Hatchi's league.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: An intentional example. Duval has an accent (a Tohoku Regional Accent to be more specific) that he slips into whenever he gets angry.
- Poisoned Weapons: Duval's gun shot a volley of poisonous harpoons.
- Terrible Trio: The Macro Fishman Pirates, which doubles as a Oddly Small Organization.
- Tohoku Regional Accent: When angry, Duval starts speaking with one. Constantly remarked by his henchmen.
Also known as "Tenryuubito" (Celestial Dragons), they are the residents of the Holy Land of Mariejois and descendants of the 20 Kings who formed the World Governement 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
- 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.
- Beard of Evil: Saint Roswald.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hell, they're all like this just because they figure they can do anything and get away with it.
- Unfortunately, most of the time, they actually can get away with it, because they're so above the law, and basically untouchable.
- 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?
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 are Zoan users, but they look more Beast than human.
- Bishonen Jail Levels: 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, unless you're Sanji to which case this is an Ironic Hell.
- 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.
- Five-Bad Band: Even though, apart from Sadi-chan and Shiliew, they're not actually evil.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
- Karmic Transformation: See above.
- Kuudere: Inazuma's male personality is quite cold and reserved, while when he's a woman
he she's far more warm and kind.
- Large and in Charge: Caroline is quite big.
- Real Men Wear Pink: And dresses, skirts and bloomers too. Momoiro literally means "Pink".
- Refuge in Audacity: Everything.
- Seashell Bra: One of the male Newkama sports one.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Justified as the poor sop was just turned into a naked chick in front of a whole room of people. Also the Okama tends to have "girlish-sounding" voices.
- Stocking Filler: All the Newkama wear these.
- Sunglasses at Night: Inazuma. Though they look more like 3D glasses.
- Training from Hell: The "Bride Training" required for the Attack Cuisine. Sanji managed to skip it in exchange for another, harder training.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Averted by the Impel Down denizens. The people of Kamabakka may look more like Creepy Crossdresser type, but they're actually really good naturated.
- Zerg Rush: While escaping from Impel Down.
The (other members of the) Whitebeard Pirates
Other members of the Whitebeard Pirates
, the following characters listed are the less-important Division Commanders like Thatch (4th), Blamenco (6th), Rakuyou (7th), Namur (8th), Blenheim (9th), Curiel (10th), Kingdew (11th), Haruta (12th), Atmos (13th), Speed Jiru (14th), Fossa (15th) & Izou (16th)
Other members listed below are more prominent allied Captains like "Bohemian Knight" Doma, "Thunder Lord" McGuy, "Little" Oars Jr., Epoida, the Decalvan Brothers & Whitey Bay the "Ice Witch". For the Captain himself, Marco, Ace, Jozu & Vista, see the link above. For "Maelstrom Spider" Squardo, a prominent ally, please see Others
. After the Time Skip, the Blackbeard Pirates have succeded them among the Four Emperors, but the exact fate of the crew was not elaborated on
- Action Girl: Haruta.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Oars Jr.
- Badass Crew: Very, very Badass!
- Bishōnen: Izo.
- Blade on a Stick: Speed Jiru uses a Lance. Also Epoida amongst the allied captains.
- Cat Boys: The Decalvan Brothers.
- Creepy Centipedes: It seems that Epoida ate a Devil Fruit that allow him to become a caterpillar man.
- Curb-Stomp Battle / Family-Unfriendly Violence: Oars Jr is shot with cannonballs several times in a row, is hit by Kuma's Ursus Shock, has his leg sliced by Doflamingo and is Impaled with Extreme Prejudice by Moria's shadow spear. However, he still has enough strength to get back on his foot one last time in order to help Whitebeard.
- Death by Origin Story: Thatch
- Drop the Hammer: Blamenco is only seen wielding a massive wooden Hammer than anything else from his pockets.
- Dual Wielding: Many people seems to indulge into this fighting style. Apparently Thatch did so.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Izo. Maybe Haruta too.
- Epic Flail: Rakuyou sports a Ball-and-Chain that (seems) to be a Living Weapon like Lassoo & Funkfreed.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: One of the few human pirate crews shown to have a fishman crewmate in their ranks, And as a commander on top of that.
- Flaming Sword: Fossa can set his sword on Fire & McGuy can also channel Lighting into his.
- Gag Nose: McGuy.
- Gratuitous Italian: Fossa means "Pit", and is also a colloquial/informal term for "grave". Among the lesser captains we have also Brocca (Jug).
- The Gunslinger: Curiel & Izou.
- Hammerspace: This is literally Blamenco's power, as he has pockets on his body, he can pull stuff out of, like, you guessed it, a Hammer.
- Head Pet: Doma has a pet Monkey that can use a Pistol to help him fight.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Izou managed to snap a sword in half while it was about to cut him with a single blow.
- Large and in Charge: Blenheim, Atmos and Little Oars Jr.
- Lightning Bruiser: Speed Jiru earns his nickname: in the anime he managed to keep up with Kizaru's attacks with ease.
- Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: Speed Jiru also uses a Shield with his Lance to fight.
- Made of Iron: Curiel took a point-blank attack from Admiral Akainu and lived.
- Master Swordsman: Quite a few of them are quite skilled in swordsmanship. Haruta can even cut Steel like Zoro can with ease.
- Mighty Glacier: Oars Jr. is very strong, but his size puts him at a disadvantage.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: One of the lesser captains, Karma, is a octopus-themed pirate with six arms. Probably a fishman-hybrid of some sort.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Rakuyou looks a lot like a muscular Jack Sparrow & Kingdew looks like He-Man.
- Also Rakuyou's flail resemble one of the Chain Chomps from the Super Mario series.
- Now That's Using Your Teeth: Namur, in a Anime-only scene, destroyed a Marine's Battle Axe by grabbing it with his teeth and crushing the head.
- Power Fist: Kingdew wields massive gauntlets.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Izo.
- Red Baron: Many pirates have a nickname.
- Reverse Grip: Doma wields his two swords like this.
- Sacrificial Lion: The circumstances around Thatch's death wil be felt even to the end of the series.
- The Smurfette Principle: Among 16 Captains the only woman seems to be Haruta. There are a little more of female captains among the allies, including Whitey Bay.
- Stout Strength: Both Atmos, Blamenco & Oars Jr. are pretty hefty, but strong.
- Threatening Shark: Namur the Tigershark fishman.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Whitey Bay is never seen after her introduction for the rest of the Arc.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Izo is dressed as a geisha.
- Wolverine Claws: The Decalven Brothers.
- Your Size May Vary: Speed Jiru is shown tall and slim in one panel and fatter in another one. It's unknown if it's a simple mistake or if he has some powers.
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.
- Animal Motifs: Many of them have animal-related names.
- Anime Hair: Strawberry.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Oooh boy, yes!
- An Axe to Grind: Ronse. Not that it helps him when he needs it...
- Badass: All of them. The humans at least.
- Badass Normal: Vice-Admiral Momonga, who's one of the few ones without a Devil Fruit power.
- Beast Man: Dalmatian ate the Dog Dog fruit model Dalmatian and can turn in a giant dog-man hybrid. He's always seen in hybrid form.
- Call Back: Dalmatian in his Zoan form using Shigan to wound Luffy, just like Rob Lucci in the past.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Sorry Luffy, you can't just run past Momonga or Dalmatian that easily...
- Dual Wielding: Lots of them, expecially Strawberry, who uses two giant Dao and Onigumo, who can use up to ten swords with his powers.
- Early-Bird Cameo: John Giant appeared just after the Arlong Park arc.
- General Ripper: Dobermann and Onigumo, big time.
- Flash Step: Momonga knows how to use Geppou (Moon Jump) and used it to great effect against Luffy.
- Giant Spider: Onigumo ate a zoan fruit and can turn in a spider/spider-human hybrid.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Doberman.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Onigumo and Yamakaji.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Seems to be the Weapon of Choice of most of them, with a few exceptions like Bastille's zanbato and Strawberry's dao-like sabers.
- Mask Power: Ronse wore a large mask, but it didn't do him any good.
- Multiarmed And Dangerous: Onigumo can sprout six spider limbs from his back.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: Averted with Bastille: yes, he's canonically confirmed as a giant, and yet he's not as huge as the other giants we've seen so far.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Strawberry. During the Buster Call on Enies Lobby he opens the fire only after the marine troops left the island.
- Recurring Extra: Essentially their role. They all have names and have appeared more than once, usually doing the same sort of things each time (Doberman, Onigumo, Strawberry, Momonga, and Yamakaji fight; Mozambia, Stainless, and Cancer hold meetings with Tsuru; John Giant gives speeches) but rarely impact the plot all that much.
- Red Baron: Manyard "The Pursuer" and "Shark Slicer Bastille".
- Rousing Speech: John Giant throws these around like candies.
- Shout-Out: Vice Admiral Bastille wears an iron mask.
- The Worf Effect: Ronse and Lacroix are nothing more than target practice for Whitebeard.
- You Shall Not Pass: John Giant to Whitebeard himself. The old man simply sends a earthquake through his stomach.
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, Albion & Doughty also were either captured by Sentomaru or judging from a large pile of bodies, killed & the brothers defected and escaped
- All There in the Manual: The Fake Straw Hats' names, except for Fake Luffy (Demalo Black), Fake Robin (Cocoa) and Fake Sanji (Drip).
- Asshole Victim: None of them were particularly pleasant, but being buried alive is a terrible death.
- Boss In Mooks Clothing: Switched around, they are actually Mooks in Boss' Clothing.
- Buried Alive: The final fate of the fakes Zoro, Nami, Sogeking, Sanji & Franky.
- Butt Monkey: All of them.
- Criminal Doppelgänger
- Extends to a Casting Gag in the anime, with the Straw Hats' seiyuu being mixed around and providing voices for the Fakes. For example Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji) is voicing Demalo Black.
- Dirty Coward: A lot of them.
- Cowardly Lion: The fake Sogeking has some shred of bravery though, as tried to save the fake Sanji from being suffocated by Caribou.
- Dumb Muscle: Fake Sogeking, probably more of the recruits we didn't see.
- Entitled Bastard: Black seems to think Luffy's rep can make him get away with everything.
- Fat Bastard: The fake Luffy, Zoro & Sogeking & Doughty.
- Five-Bad Band (The weakest one yet!)
- Big Bad - The fake Luffy/Demalo Black
- Co-Dragons - The fake Zoro/Manjaro & fake Sanji/Drip
- The Brute(s) - The fake Sogeking/Mounblutain & fake Franky/Turco
- Dark Chick(s) - The fake Nami/Chocolat & fake Robin/Cocoa
- Sixth Ranger(s) - Albion & Lip Doughty
- Team Pet - The fake Chopper/Nora Gitsune
- Flat Character: Albion & Doughty don't have much screen time or lines.
- Flunky Boss: Black/Fake Luffy was aiming to be one, but did not succeed. In some ways, he was a weaker & unlucky Buggy.
- Gag Lips: Lip Doughty.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: That infamous scene where fake Robin offers Chopper a cucumber.
- Gonk: Every single freakin' member except Fake Chopper.
- Kick the Dog: Black is a utter prick, shooting people when he wants with no regret. Caribou & Coribou are even worse.
- Knife Nut: Albion is seen wielding three daggers and a large knife.
- Meaningful Name: "Three Tongued" is a old British term for someone who lies to multiple people at once.
- Mugging the Monster: You would think the impostors would know the people they copy look like.
- Oh Crap: Several...
- Paper-Thin Disguise: They are middle-aged Gonks. The real deals are teenagers and young adults. Do the math.
- Chopper is a reindeer. Fake Chopper is a fox.
- In their defense, the concept of people looking radically different in a relatively short amount of time isn't exactly uncommon in the One Piece universe.
- Red Shirt: Many of them, expecially Lip Doughty and Albion.
- The Starscream: Caribou & Coribou only joined so they could kill the Straw Hats on the inside for fame.
- Too Dumb to Live: Oh yeah, passing yourself off as a legendary pirate crew to recruit AxCrazy pirates and let them do your dirty work isn't going to backfire at all.
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...
- 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.
- 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.
- Fan Nickname: Some fans like to call Zeo "Evil Zoidberg", due to the fact that he kinda looks like him.
- 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.
- Five-Bad Band:
- 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 happen 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!!?
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- It's justified since Zoro has spent two years training with the world's strongest swordsman.
- The New Fishman Pirates in general seem to be this, as their main purpose really is to show how much the 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 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.
- 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.
- Kamehame Hadoken: The "Ultramarine" attack, as used by Neptune and Fukaboshi. And it is awesome.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sadly, 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.
- 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.
Like the New Fishman Pirates & the Neptune Army, they have just been recently introduced, we do not know all that much about them and is a constant work-in-progress as the Fishman Island Arc continues.
- 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.
- Shrouded in Myth
- Size Shifter: Wadatsumi, being a giant blowfish can increase his own size at will by inflating himself.
- Team Pet: Ankoro, a giant Anglerfish.
- Those Two Bad Guys: A couple of nameless fishmen who are always seen around Decken.
- Villain Team-Up: With the New Fishman Pirates.
- Vocal Dissonance: Despite being an insanely huge man, Wadatsumi has a high, childish voice in the anime. It's actually pretty fitting.
- You Look Familiar: Wadatsumi bears a striking resemblance to Sanjuan Wolf. Many theories of a connection of race have abounded.
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.
The Big Mom Pirates
A very powerful pirate crew serving the great Charlotte Linlin of the Four Emperors. So far, only a handful of members are seen and only three named: Bobbin, Mr. Pekoms and Baron Tamago of the Longlegs tribe. The latter members were sent to Fishman Island to collect the tribute of sweets and met Luffy.
- Badass Adorable: Pekoms, whose eyes are ridiculously tiny and utterly defuse any seriousness when he's trying to threaten people. He also has a bounty of 330.000.000 Bery.
- BFS: Bobbin carries a very massive sabre on his back.
- Big Eater: Both Bobbin and Pekoms are implied to enjoy eating.
- Funny Animal: Mr. Pekoms is a lion in a nice suit and sunglasses armed with a sword.
- Gonk: Bobbin.
- Gratuitous French: Tamago says French words at the end of statements.
- Jerkass: Bobbin is seen laughing after burning down a country.
- Ki Attacks: Pekoms can at least use the Color of Armor style of Haki.
- Meaningful Name: "Tamago" means Egg, which is quite fitting considering his body shape.
- Nonchalant Dodge: Pekoms casually dodges a scythe attack from Caribou. It only takes two panels and Pekoms only makes the minimum effort necessary for Caribou to miss.
- One-Man Army: Apparently, Bobbin alone was enough to burn down a whole country by himself.
- Only Sane Man: Tamago, compared to the other members seen so far, seems to be the most reasonable and calm.
- Ornamental Weapon: Pekoms' sword.
- Punny Name: Pekoms may come from "Peko Peko", a Japanese expression for hunger.
- Baron Tamago has long legs, an egg-shaped body, and a mustache, like Dr. Eggman. Even his name(See above) translates to 'Egg Baron'!
- Pekoms is a Lion-Turtle. It could also refer to the mythological creature.
- One still unnamed member is a cute girl with three eyes. It could be a Shout-Out to Yuzo Takada's 3 x 3 Eyes, to Tenshinhan from Dragon Ball, or to Hosuke Sharaku from The Three Eyed One.
- Simple Staff: Baron Tamago.
- Talking Animal: Pekoms is a talking lion.
- Third Eye: The yet-to-be-named three-eyed girl.
- Turtle Power: Pekoms has a Turtle Zoan, making him a Lion-Turtle man.
Pirate Alliance Saga
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: Slime◊, AKA Smiley.
- Cool Hat: The Yeti Cool Brothers have these.
- Elite Mooks: The Yeti Cool Brothers seems 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.
- 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.
- Five-Bad Band:
- 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.
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 tatoo 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
. For Vergo
, see Marines
. For Violet, see Major Allies
- Affectionate Nickname: The squad leaders and Vergo refer to Doflamingo as "Doffy".
- The Ageless: Sugar's Devil Fruit has the side effect of rendering her forever young.
- 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.
- Anatomy Arsenal: Baby 5 ate the Arms-Arms Fruit (Buki Buki no Mi) that allows her to turn her body(parts) into weapons.
- Anime Hair: Gladius sports a huge, spiky hairdo.
- 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 her artworks are references to real, famous works like Edvard Munch's The Scream and Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory.
- Art Shift: Her victims go from Oda's standard cartoon style to several styles of modern art.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: Almost literally considering she produces thought clouds that transform things.
- Mad Artist: Her ability is mainly used for assassination.
- One-Winged Angel: She gets one in the anime.
- Reality Warper: Essentially what her power is.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Trebol's overcoat isn't as badass (as it is looking so sticky), but it still manages to make him look ominous.
- Badass Crew: Undeniably.
- Badass Grandpa: Lao G, who despite looking elderly, he seems to be pretty strong.
- Bad Boss: They work for Doflamingo. You know, the guy who controlled two people's bodies with his ability and made them fight to the death for fun?
- Turns out to be a bit more complex than that: Those guys technically left his crew, but he was "nice" enough to let them use his logo. Their loss to Luffy seems to be what prompted him to take action. He seems to be better with more reliable subordinates, such as Monet and Vergo even seeming distressed as he asks one of them to use a Suicide Attack to kill everyone on an one of his base of operations.
- 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.
- Living Toys: What her victims become.
- Ret Gone/Un-Person: Whenever someone is turned into a toy, everyone else immediately forgets everything about them.
- 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.
- Flunky Boss: Can order toys to fight for her.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Not her, but the toys she made. They can quickly get up and reassemble themselves after they get struck down.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Her powerset is only useful if you're a remorseless villain who needs certain people to disappear.
- 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.
- 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, 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, crying as she tries to murder Doflamingo.
- Big Eater: Sugar, who is frequently seen eating several grapes in a row.
- Bilingual Bonus: Diamante's Hira Hira no Mi; "Hira" in Hindi also means "diamond" like his name.
- Breaking Speech: Diamante will never make Rebecca forget that he's the one who killed her mother. So much that Rebecca is reduced to tears.
- Brought To You By The Letter "G": 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.
- Stealth Pun: G is read as "Jii" in Japanese - which also means "grandpa/old man", which Lao G is.
- Buried Alive: Pica's punishment for those who laugh at his voice.
- 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.
- 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: Though the organization seems to be complex, so far it looks like Trebòl, Diamante and Pica (as well as Vergo) 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.
- Senor Pink sneaks on Franky's back with his powers.
- Combat Stilettos: Dellinger fights with those, which is notable considering that the character in question is male. With it, he can kick strong enough to harm his own crewmate (albeit accidentally).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Golem/Rock Monster: His appearance after assimilating himself with the palace's stone walls.
- Wall Master: He can hide himself inside stone walls.
- Size Shifter: He also becomes much bigger after assimilating with the palace's stone.
- Genius Loci: Since the Donquixote Palace is entirely made out of stone, Pica, at least according to Viola, effectively is the palace.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 Old Folks: Lao G and Jora.
- Expy: 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 .
- 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.
- 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.
- Five-Bad Band: Doflamingo and his top executives.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Gladius fits the usual archetype perfectly, even though he wears goggles instead of traditional glasses.
- The Gambling Addict: Buffalo, true to his spinning theme, loves playing roulette.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Word of God is that the smiley-style logo is common for Jolly Rogers from North Blue.
- 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.
- Horn Attack/Use Your Head: Dellinger can use his horned hat to impale opponents when headbutting them.
- 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.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Trebòl was able to successfully snipe a fly between its eyes with his ability.
- 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.
- Jerkass: Most of the people in the group aren't very nice people.
- 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.
- Lean and Mean: Diamante.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 Child: Played with by Senor Pink: He wears a bonnet, a bib, swim trunks, and sucking a pacifier - but in his words, "I hate children." He also disdains child-like mentality.
- Sugar is an inversion. She's stuck in a prepubescent body, but she is an adult in terms of mentality.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Morph Weapon: Diamante ate the Flutter-Flutter Fruit, allowing him to turn any solid object into cloth-like matter, including, of course, his sword.
- 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.
- Cool Crown: Sugar wears one.
- Cool Helmet: Pica wears a spiky knight's helmet.
- Also many others such as Dellinger's horned hat, Lao G's dog-eared hat (although he only wore it in flashbacks), and Senor Pink's bonnet.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pragmatic Villainy: When money is involved, at least.
- Psycho for Hire: Most of the crew, really.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sand Is Water: Senor Pink's Sui Sui no Mi (Swim Swim Fruit) allows him to literally swim through solid surfaces.
- Irony: Considering the main standard Devil Fruit weakness is being unable to swim in water, his abilities are rather ironic.
- Wall Master: Like Pica, he is able to hide inside the walls or even underground.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Warlord amnesty only gets you so far, and it turns out there are many marines and other officals 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 for whatever reason.
- Speed Blitz: Dellinger can move fast enough to create afterimages.
- Spell My Name with an S: Trebol/Trevor, Pica/Peeka, Machvise/Machbyse, Gladius/Gradius, Jora/Giolla, Dellinger/Derringer...
- 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 a sticky substance that allows him to stick himself on walls as well as immobilize people with it.
- Wall Crawl
- Chain Pain: His 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.
- Covered in Gunge: His coat is seemingly made of sticky stuff.
- Vertical Kidnapping: With his ability, he can do this to the loser gladiators in the scrapyard in order to bring them to Sugar
- Stuff Blowing Up: His sticky substance is also flammable.
- Stout Strength: Senor Pink and Machvise, especially the latter.
- Super Human Trafficking: The Human Shop was definitely involved in this - in fact, when Luffy trashed the joint, slave abductions significantly dropped.
- The Syndicate: The big cheese of the underworld, 'Joker', is actually Doflamingo. Very few actually know this, and those that do...
- 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).
- 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 presumably 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.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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.
- Bag of Holding: Diamante's Devil Fruit ability allows him to "fold" his weapons into small boxes.
- 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).
- Weapons That Suck: Queen wields a vacuum cleaner that is used to great effect against the dwarves.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 coliseum and heavily hinted that he was responsible for her mother's death.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Senor Pink delivered a suplex to Franky. 3 separate times in fact.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: Jora. 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Baleful Polymorph: Sai gets abducted and turned into a toy by Trebol. Later on, so do the other failed contestants. We also see Cavendish getting directly transformed.
- Bare-Handed Blade Block: Luffy pulls this on Cavendish...while tired
- Barrier Warrior: Bartolomeo has the Bari-Bari Fruit (Bari Bari no Mi) which allows him to create impenetrable barriers, as well as project them like battering rams.
- 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.
- Don't talk trash about Luffy when Bartolomeo is around. One of the gladiators learn that the hard way.
- 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.
- 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).
- Bilingual Bonus: Bartolomeo's title "The Cannibal" ("Hitokui" in Japan) can also idiomatically mean "an annoying person".
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dare to Be Badass:
Chinjao (to Luffy): The seas that lie ahead of you... are littered with countless souls who possess the king's will. Your fate will play out there.. You and your fellow conquerors will butt heads and vie for the top spot... The last man standing there is who the Pirate King will be!!
- Dark and Troubled Past: Chinjao is hinted to have one, and Garp's responsible for it. Turns out that during a duel with him, Garp deformed his massive, drill-like head, robbing him of his Signature Move and being able to open a massive sheet of ice that held his family's treasure.
- Rebecca as well, not to mention the fact that she has to win 1000 battles to obtain freedom.
- 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.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Luffy doesn't know it right away, but due to his defeat of Chinjao, and the restoration of Chinjao's drill head, the old pirate has sworn his grandsons' fleet to Luffy in gratitude.
- Emotional Bruiser: As his brother noted, Sai often gets easily sad or angry over small things.
- Equippable Ally/Fusion Dance/Grand Theft Me: Kelly of the Funk Brothers. He has the power of the Jacket-Jacket Fruit (Jake Jake no Mi), which turns him into a jacket. Anyone who wears him is possessed by him, giving Kelly all of their abilities.
- Even Evil Has Standards: While some of them are evil, the big named participants would never betray Usopp and his friends for freeing them from their toy curse and they attacked the ungrateful participants who would try to capture them.
- Evil Genius: Dagama seems to amount to this, being a very unpleasant strategist who is not above cheating his way to victory.
- Evil Sorcerer: The gladiator Mummy from Block D is introduced as a "Sorcerer". The exact nature of said "sorcery" has yet to be revealed.
- Expressive Hair: Don Chinjao's beard becomes rather Super Sayjin-esque when he becomes mad.
- 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)
- Chinjao's former drill-like head likens him to the character Senkaku from Rurouni Kenshin.
- 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.
- Fanboy: Turns out Bartolomeo was a fanboy of Luffy all the way back at Loguetown.
- He also seems to fanboy over Zoro too. Time will tell if he'll fanboy the rest of the Straw Hats.
- Ascended Fanboy: After hearing Luffy's exploits in Marineford, Bartolomeo becomes a pirate himself and managed to amass a high bounty, a reputation as a Super Rookie, and go to the New World in the span of a year, not unlike Luffy himself.
- 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.
- Heel: Bartolomeo is an in-universe example. The crowd hates him and he loves it, going out of his way to make the crowd hate him even more.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Luffy punched Chinjao's head so hard that the spike on his head came back out. As Chinjao was in mid-air at the time, he came back down and cracked the arena in half, earning himself a ring-out and giving Luffy the win. Of course, Chinjao was grateful when he woke up.
- I Know Karate: Hack knows Fishman Karate.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Bartolomeo is reduced into this whenever he got a closer look to Luffy or one of his crews.
- Jerkass: Bartolomeo, and he wouldn't have it any other way.
- 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 Iron: Bobby Funk. He takes 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.
- Megaton Punch: Elizabello II. HOLY CRAP!!
- Ideo is a powerful boxer whose punches explode on impact. He is powerful enough to punch an unconscious giant out of the ring.
- Before all of the above, it's also a signature move for the Fishman karateka Hack.
- 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.
- 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.
- There's also Chinjao who once fought Garp.
- 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.
- Punch Parry: Luffy and Chinjao deliver a strong Haki-imbued punch to each other and end up colliding this way. Later on they also do head-to-fist parry (three guesses as to who's using his head).
- 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.
- Revenge by Proxy: Chinjao considers the grandson of the man that ruined his life to be the perfect target for his vengeance.
- 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.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Or in this case, Grandfathers as Chinjao has a grudge against Luffy because his pointy head - the key for accessing his treasures - was flattened by Garp, to the point of revealing his identity in the presence of Cavendish who has vowed to kill Luffy and the other Supernovas.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Chinjao has lost his power because of Garp, and he decides to kill Luffy to make it even.
- He even considers waiting for Doflamingo's grandchildren for his retribution after he's trapped underground with the tourney losers.
- Punny Name: "Cannibal" Bartolomeo. "Cannibal" is a pun to the Japanese term "eating people" which means "mocking" which describes his character.
- The Sociopath: Bartolomeo. He's basically an even worse version of Eustass Kid. Even in his best mood he's a anti-social Troll, and he's introduced by throwing a bomb at the audience members so they would stop booing him (which, of cource, was a dud so they could boo him louder)
- The Southpaw: Suleiman seems to wield his BFS entirely with his left hand.
- 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.
- Troll: Bartolomeo
- 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.
- Use Your Head: Chinjao's head can crack continents. Or rather, it could, until Garp punched him so hard that his pointy head flattened out and made him lose that ability, thus costing him a vast fortune in treasure which he had hidden in such a way that only his head could reveal it. Luffy ends up punching him so hard the spike comes back and restores his potential.
- 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.
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.
- Animorphism: Kabu and Bian ate Zoan Devil Fruits, namely the Bug Bug Fruits, model the Rhinoceros Beetle and Hornet respectively.
- 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.
- Gullible Lemmings: Their hats, naturally. Also a Deconstructed Trope as their naive nature can be exploited by enemies in order to reveal secret info.
- 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: 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.
- Tail Slap: Leo and another dwarf do a technique called "Tail Hammer" that is strong enough to knock down a grown man.
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Averted. Leo ate the Stitch-Stitch Fruit (Nui Nui no Mi) which allows him to sew things together without causing any harm to the things in question, and he's anything but feminine.
- 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.
- True Companions: Seemingly exaggerated - even if the dwarven princess Mansherry is bitter, selfish, cruel, spoiled and ill-tempered, Leo still makes a point of saving her (along with the others who are captured by Doflamingo's forces) because she is their "nakama".
- And Mansherry apparently feels the same way.
- 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.