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The Five Elder Stars
The Five Elder Stars (Gorousei in Japanese) are the leaders of the World Government, which means that they essentially rule the world. They are a group of five elderly men who have power over the Marines (through the Fleet Admiral, who is constantly in contact with them) and the Cipher Pol. They're also the ones who make deals with pirates who want to become part of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.So far none of them have been named and pretty much any other information about them still remains a mystery despite their significant influence over the story so far.
- Ambiguously Jewish: One of the members looks a bit like a Rabbi.
- Ancient Conspiracy: Their actions in regards to Ohara's scholars definitely show that they have something to hide from the general population. There are several other hints throughout the series that support this being the case as well.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted; according to the Dressrosa arc, they are not World Nobles. They're still evil, though.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Implied so far. At least three of them have visible combat scars in their bodies, and they're the guys who rule over the world. One of them also carries a nodachi with him.
- Badass Grandpa: As their collective name implies, they're all elders, and they're implied to be able to kick ass.
- Bald of Evil: At least two of them.
- Beard of Evil: At least two of them. Another one sports a Bald of Evil and a huge mustache.
- The Dividual: They're mostly treated as a group instead of separate individuals, to the point that none of them have been named so far despite being introduced all the way back during Jaya.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Downplayed. They showed some remorse about killing Ohara's scholars, but that was it.
- Evil Reactionary: Possibly, given how much they try to suppress knowledge of the "Void Century". This is a time in the world's history that has been deleted from public records; Bits and pieces of what happened during this time have popped up as the series has gone on, suggesting that the world used to be an incredibly high-tech society, including hints at the existence of robot armies, space travel, and technological superweapons. Because they try to kill or silence anyone with knowledge of the Void Century (the reason Robin, an Adventurer Archaeologist who can read the Poneglyphs said knowledge is stored upon, had a bounty as early as age eight) it's very possible they or their predecessors were successful Evil reactionaries.
- Evil Old Folks: They certainly have an ominous presence, and some of their decisions so far have been very questionable such as the genocide of an island of scholars who knew too much about the world's history.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Two of them have scars on their faces.
- Greater Scope Villain: Pretty much of the whole series. Being the superiors of the Marines, Cipher Pol and the Seven Warlords of the Sea, they could be considered this every time the Straw Hats face one of those groups. This is most apparent during the Enies Lobby arc, and later Dressrosa arc.
- Knight Templar: Big time. Pretty much every decision they take is done mostly to keep order in the world.
- The Man: They're collectively this for the world.
- Minor Major Character: They have not yet been shown to do much, and have not been named, yet they rule over the world.
- Mr. Exposition: Their role so far in present time tends to be as this, with them commenting about recent events that might impact the current situation of the world.
- Necessarily Evil: At least this is how they view their actions (although it's unknown what exactly they were afraid of the scholars finding). While they ultimately give the order to destroy Ohara, they seem very unhappy that the situation came to that.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The one with the sword looks a lot like Gandhi. One sort of looks like Mikhail Gorbachev.
- No Name Given: As stated in The Dividual entry, they're only known by their title of "Five Elder Stars".
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: They really come off as this sometimes.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: All of them wear pretty simple and sharp business suits, except for the one in the white robe.
- Slave to PR: In the end, all they really care about is maintaining the image of the World Government as a benevolent force for justice, rather than the corrupt oligarchy that it is. Examples of this include giving Smoker the credit for taking down Crocodile in Alabasta, and pretending that the Level Six convicts from Impel Down didn't escape, which is so bad that is causes Sengoku to resign as Fleet Admiral. Because of this mentality, they're incredibly upset when Fujitora announces that the World Government allowed Doflamingo's reign of terror over Dressrosa.
- Tautological Templar: At least in the anime rendition of the Ohara Buster Call incident, they've convinced themselves that they're "righteous" people, so everything they do, no matter how unpleasant, or the cost, is itself "righteous." The victims of Ohara, and the thousands of women killed for the "crime" of possibly bearing Gol D. Roger's child would like to object.
- Threat Backfire: They keep raising the bounties on the Straw Hats because of how much they want them dead. The Straw Hats in general, and Luffy in particular, tend to see it as an accomplishment. Some other pirates also see increasing bounties as a symbol of pride.
- Treachery Cover Up: Tends to be their default reaction to something potentially embarrassing happening on the Government's watch:
- Crocodile gets exposed trying to overthrow the King of Alabasta and defeated by the Straw Hats, a group of rookie pirates? Say that the highest ranking Marine present was really responsible to save face. Smoker is still pissed off about that.
- Gekko Moriah gets beaten by the aforementioned rookie pirates? Send Bartholomew Kuma to Leave No Witnesses. Then order Doflamingo to kill Moriah for being weak enough to get his ass kicked, and claim that he was killed in the Whitebeard War to maintain the Seven Warlords reputation.
- Blackbeard, the guy they chose to replace Crocodile in the Warlords, breaking out dozens of Level Six convicts from Impel Down? Pretend the whole thing never happened and not let the Marines issue bounties to track the escapees. Sengoku actually resigned because of that.
- Averted in the Dressrosa arc, though that's because they didn't get the chance to institute a cover up. Most fans agree that Doflamingo's ties with the World Nobles would have allowed him to keep his Warlord status, but Fujitora publicly announced what happened to other countries before the Elders even learned about it. At this point the Elders were put in a lose-lose situation: either let Doflamingo walk free and lose what little reputation they had, or allow Doflamingo to be arrested, let the Straw Hats take the credit, and piss off the World Nobles. The Elders ultimately chose the latter.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: A nice way to describe them. They at least tried to maintain the world's Balance of Power, but they have extremely questionable means of doing so.
Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (JP)Twenty years ago, at the dawn of the Golden Age of Piracy, Kong was the Fleet Admiral. He's since been promoted. Now the second-most (technically sixth-most, but who's counting) powerful person in the World Government, Kong's authority extends to not just the Marines but the Warlords, espionage agents, Cipher Pols, and Impel Down and Enies Lobby staff as well.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: While technically speaking we have yet to see him do anything besides sit behind a desk, fans near-unanimously believe he will turn out to be this, based on the fact that he used to be Fleet Admiral, presumably going through Vice Admiral and full Admiral to get there, both of which have asskicking as a job requirement.
- Chekhov's Gunman: First seen in silhouette in "Chapter 0," and his existence was hinted at as early as the "Yellow" databook.
- Greater Scope Villain: Apparently not exactly a "bad" guy, but whenever the Straw Hats face a member of the Government's military, their orders come from him.
- Heroic Build: One of the bulkier characters seen so far.
- Improbable Hairstyle: A large spike-shaped hairstyle, with a lizard-like spiked beard to go along with it.
- Maniac Monkeys: Well, he's at least named for the most famous ape in all fiction, and it's a popular wild mass guess that his powerset will have something to do with primates.
- Minor Major Character: So far.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Seems like a nice enough guy, accepting the wishes of Garp and Sengoku when they resign with only a small amount of protest.
"Demon Man" Gin
Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (JP), Unknown (EN, 4Kids), Illich Guardiola (EN, Funi), Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish)Don Krieg's right-hand man. Befriended by Sanji.
- Ambiguously Brown: He has both brown skin and thick lips for some reason. His origins are never explained as well.
- Badass Normal: Not having any special ability or Devil Fruit power, yet he's strong enough to lift weighted tonfas and spin them like a helicopter, break through Pearl's armor, and knock out his boss with a single punch and effortlessly lift him.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Sanji gave him food when he was starving to death. He was so grateful, he begged Krieg to spare him; just him.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: They seem to emphasize how dangerous he is.
- The Dragon: He serves as this to Don Krieg.
- Dragon-in-Chief: It turns out that he's stronger than Krieg; his intense loyalty to his captain just kept him from realizing it.
- Dual Tonfas: His Weapon of Choice
- Heel–Face Turn: After Sanji saved him from starving to death.
- Long Bus Trip: He hasn't made an another appearance in 10+ years.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Even if Krieg attempted to poison him, in the end he still shows his loyalty towards Krieg.
- Red Baron: His epithet is "Demon Man".
- Put on a Bus: Before he leaves the Baratie, he tells Sanji to tell Luffy that he wishes to see him on the Grand Line.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Both English dubs spell his name as "Ghin".
Dorry and Brogy
Brogy Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Jonathan C. Osborne (EN, Funi)Two giants who reside on Little Garden from the land of Elbaf. They have been fighting each other for years, so long in fact they have forgotten what they've been fighting about. It was over who caught the biggest fish.They each have a bounty of 100,000,000 berries. They jointly hold one record for the oldest known active bounties, as they've both been wanted for over 100 years.
- An Axe to Grind: Brogy's weapon of choice.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: They're giants, so natch.
- Badass Beard: As befitting of Viking-style warriors, they have long, bushy beard to show.
- Battle Aura: They both get one in the anime while using their special attack (see below). Dorry's is blue, Brogy's is red.
- BFS: Dorry's weapon of choice, he is a giant after all.
- Big Fun: Brogy, both figuratively and literally.
- Forever War: What their duel essentially is. Because both are about equal, they've been fighting for well over a century with no signs of stopping even when their weapons break.
- Honor Before Reason: The two are willing to fight what amounts to an endless duel for a reason that neither of them can remember. According to them, the reason doesn't matter. This is a matter of HONOR!
- Horny Vikings: Their culture is based on the vikings.
- Made of Iron: Dorry shrugged off an explosion from inside his stomach.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: They're part of the giants from the island of Elbaf.
- Proud Warrior Race Guys: Elbaf giants are noted to be this, and they're no exception.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Dorry blue, Brogy red. It's even their epithets. Subverted though since their personalities are similar.
- Signature Laugh: They each have a distinctive laugh.
- Dorry: "Gegyagyagyagya!"
- Brogy: "Gebabababababa!"
- Spell My Name with an "S": Their names have been spelt "Dorey and Brogey" and loads of other variations.
- Sword Beam/Razor Wind: HAKOKU!!!
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: It destroyed their weapons after using it. (Though it's only because their weapons were dulled and half-broken already).
- Tears of Joy: Brogy, when it looks like he's finally won their decades-long duel. But it quickly turns to horror when he finds out that Dorry was fighting while injured.
Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold
Marigold voiced by: Kimiko Saito (JP), Julie Mayfield (EN)Known as Sonia and Mari for short, they're Boa Hancock's little sisters, though "little" might not be the right word. They were slaves of the World Nobles and were released by Fisher Tiger; since then they have been living a lie about why their backs cannot be shown, claiming that they have Gorgon eyes on their backs and anyone who sees it turns to stone, when in actuality they have 'The hoof of the Celestial Dragon' on their backs, marking them as property of the World Nobles. They were both force fed two different models of Snake-Snake Fruit (Hebi Hebi no Mi), Sonia the Anaconda model and Mari the King Cobra model.
- Action Girls: They're both very strong warriors.
- Animorphism: They both ate Devil Fruits that turn them into snakes or half-snakes.
- Barrier Warrior: Sort of, Mari uses Armaments Haki to deflect enemy attacks.
- Big Little Sisters: Despite being Hancock's younger sisters, they are both much, much bigger than her. And this IS Hancock we're talking about.
- Blade on a Stick: Mari's weapon of choice.
- Breath Weapon: In her cobra form, Mari can spit venom from her mouth.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Sonia's speciality is Observation Haki. With it, she can move her body to dodge every single hit of Luffy's Gatling attack.
- Does Not Like Men: With Luffy and Rayleigh being the only exceptions, much like their sister.
- Fiery Redhead: Mari, literally so at one point when she sets herself alight for her Hebigami-Tsuki: Salamander attack.
- Flower Motifs: Their names, obviously.
- Genki Girl: Sonia, when not in action.
- Heel–Face Turn: Alongside their older sister, when she falls in love with Luffy.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Sonia breaks down crying and screaming as Hancock explains their past to Luffy. Mari, despite being very shaken herself, has to give her a Cooldown Hug.
- Ki Attacks: They're both proficient users of Haki.
- Lovely Angels: They fight as one against Luffy.
- Morality Pets: They're the only ones (before Luffy comes around that is) that Hancock won't act like an asshole towards.
- Non-Standard Character Design:
- Punny Name: All their attacks with "hebi" in them can be either taken to be Japanese for snake or a romanization of the English word heavy.
- Prehensile Hair: Their Hebigami-Tsuki (Snake Hair Possession) attacks.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: To each other. Sonia is playful and mischievous and Mari is stern and serious.
- Satellite Character: To Hancock. They have very little characterization aside from their devotion to their sister.
- Slave Brand: Like Hancock, they bear the "Hoof of the Rising Dragon" on their backs, burned onto them as marks of their slavery to the World Nobles.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sonia's hair is green.
- Action Girl: The Kuja are a warrior tribe, so she's definitely this.
- Badass Adorable: She doesn't get to fight onscreen much, but still. Hell, she even became a member of the Kuja Pirates after the timeskip, which most definitely means she's stronger than she looks.
- Bare Your Midriff: Pretty much a given for a Kuja clanswoman.
- Feather Boa Constrictor: Pretty much a standard for all Kuja warriors.
- Fur Bikini: Her other outfit is a skimpy chinese-like garment.
- Ki Attacks: She can use Haki to make her arrows more powerful.
- Knife Nut: She threatens Luffy with a dagger at one point.
- Ms. Fanservice: Just look at how cute she is, and how much skin she reveals!
- Running Gag: She really wishes to have a look at Luffy's "family jewels".
- Spell My Name with an "S": Fans aren't sure whether her name is supposed to be spelled "Marguerite" or "Margaret".
- Taken for Granite : Happens to her, Sweet Pea and Aphelandra after they revealed they were the ones who found Luffy. She got better after Luffy's fight with Sandersonia and Marigold, though.
"Ghost Princess" Perona
- Annoying Laugh: "Horohorohorohoro!"
- Astral Projection: One of her Devil Fruits powers is to separate her own spirit from her body, although this leaves said body vulnerable.
- Bad Boss: She constantly tells her extremely loyal bodyguard Kumacy to stop talking because his voice isn't cute.
- Big "SHUT UP!": To Kumacy whenever he speaks, demanding he remain silent. Unfortunately, this prevents him from letting her know about Brook's first appearance on Thriller Bark and that Usopp, Nami, and Chopper were hiding inside him.
- Corner of Woe: Another of her powers, Negative Hollow, forces people into one.
- Cute but Cacophonic: She's a cute girl, but her voice can get pretty high-pitched and loud.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Subverted in that she's not actually a ghost, but is able to control ghosts. Although she can become one via astral projection
- Cuteness Proximity: Has a great love for cute animals.
- Daddy's Little Villain: While not blood related, her relationship to the rest of the Mysterious Four was rather Bratty Teenage Daughter like, especially with Absalom.
- Dark Chick: Serves as this among Mysterious Four of Thriller Bark. Her role in the actual governance of the ship was the least defined and she seemed to spend most of her time entertaining herself with her collection of animal zombies. She's also the one that eventually turned face.
- Dark Action Girl/Dark Magical Girl: Is a mixture of both, she's assertive and likes to fight (as long as she's not in any physical danger) but she's also incredibly lonely and longs for companionship, part of her Face Turn was based around finally warming up to Zoro simply due to time and proximity.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Both of her pre- and post-timeskip outfits follow lolita fashion, fitting her ghastly, gothic nature.
- Emotion Bomb: The "Negative Hollow" is a "Despair" type.
- The Fake Cutie: Though she's at least a teenager and at most an adult, she acts like a pre-teen girl, being obsessed with cuteness and covering her room with pink. She also loves cute things and wants to rule over a nation of them.
- Girlish Pigtails: Pre-timeskip.
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Her interests are incredibly girly, but her speech patterns are incredibly masculine.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: She's lonely and wears gothic lolita, and can use her Devil Fruit powers to create ghosts.
- Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to Kuma, being alone and in need of company she befriends Zoro when he lands there too. And Post time skip, helps the Straw Hats escape.
- High-Heel–Face Turn: The only one of the Mysterious Four to turn a new leaf (not that she had much choice, given the situation in which Kuma threw her).
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: Her fight with Usopp is equal parts flirting with and throwing explosive ghosts at him.
- Mad Bomber: She really enjoyed using her explosive Mini-Hollows in her fight with Usopp.
- Nice Hat: Post-timeskip.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Though not a Logia-user, her Devil Fruit allows her to project an intangible ghost that she can use her powers through.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She finds zombie stuffed animals adorable.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Her eyes are completely round, with only a few eyelashes visible at the bottom, and instead of colored irises like most female characters, she has large black dots that gain concentric circles when she's shocked, essentially an enlarged version of the male iris design.
- Odd Friendship: With Zoro and Mihawk, who both couldn't be more different from her; however, it's Justified since she had nobody else to be with for those two years. As a cover story shows, she even chooses to go back with Mihawk for some time after Zoro leaves.
- Oh Crap!: Has an absolutely EPIC one during her fight with Usopp.
- Older Than They Look: She's currently twenty-five years old. This trope is more so in play before the Time Skip though, where she's 23 but her manner of dress and bratty attitude make it easy to mistake her as a teenager. She's also only 5'2, and therefore one of the shortest humans in the series.
- Parasol of Prettiness: You can even see it in the picture above.
- Perky Goth: She's always a goth-esque character, but pre time-skip, her personality is more cheerful and her outfit features a lot of pink.
- Red Baron: "Ghost Princess"
- Regal Ringlets: Post time-skip her hair gets curled, making her looking more regal.
- Superpower Lottery: One of the best Paramecia type Devil Fruits portrayed. Not only does it give her incredible versatility, in that she can create ghosts that few if any people have a defense against (she can directly attack people's emotional states, something that nobody else has proven themselves capable of) and explosive ghosts, but she can do it without ever exposing herself to danger. And who's to say that she couldn't create other types of ghosts?
- Squishy Wizard: Though she can do an amazing variety of things with her power, she is unused to being directly attacked and goes down almost immediately when Usopp finally finds her.
- Throw Down the Bomblet: Perona's "Mini Hollow" attack which creates miniature ghost bombs that explode when she snaps her fingers.
- Vague Age: Despite appearing to be no older than say 15 or so before the Timeskip, she joined Moriah's crew on her own volition at least 12 years ago. Her immaturity doesn't help matters either, but seeing as how she rather visibly aged after the Timeskip, she's probably somewhere between 15-20 in all her appearances.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Her Negative Hollows don't work if the target is already exceedingly negative.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates cockroaches (katsaridaphobia), a trait Usopp capitalized on during his fight against her.
- Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: Averts this by being really clever with her Devil Fruit, she has zero shame about spamming and sniping people with her Negative Hollows. And even when Usopp proves himself immune she retreats to a place of safety and uses her projected ghost to attack him from complete safety. If it wasn't for her immaturity and lack of an experience in dealing with people immune to her abilities she would've won.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Pre time-skip, with striped stockings. Grade A.
"Whirlpool Spider" Squard
Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP), Jason Kane (EN)One of the pirate captains allied with Whitebeard, he comes to Marineford with his crew to save Ace. However after he finds out that Ace is the son of Gold Roger, the man who massacred his old crew, and after some manipulation from Akainu he turns on Whitebeard and stabs him, calling him out on selling his allies. Whitebeard, however, proves him wrong and forgives him. After the war, his whereabouts are unknown.
- The Atoner: After Whitebeard forgave him, he becomes this.
- BFS: One of his weapons is a gargantuan katana, possibly a Zanmato.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Shouts at Whitebeard after Akainu tricked him into believing that the Old Man sold them all.
- Dual Wielding: A standard katana and a oversized one. The latter is rarely used.
- Face of a Thug: He looks quite bad, but is more like a Boisterous Bruiser.
- Informed Ability: Despite being one of the New World Captains, he's not that impressive. Also the reasons behind his nickname are unknown...
- The Lancer: Whitebeard seems to consider Squard this, since he refers to him to coordinate the movements of the allies.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction after realizing he'd been tricked by Akainu.
- Odd Friendship: With Ace. Ironic, considering that his father slaughtered Squard's old crew.
- Red Baron: "Whirlpool Spider" (Oouzugumo). The reasons are unclear, except for a tattoo on his forehead.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Squard, Squad, or Squardo?
Voiced by: Mahito Oba (JP)A joke character and something of a Running Gag in the series. Shows up in backgrounds of the series for the audience to spot. Word of God stated he created him a long time ago as a fan character for Kinnikuman.