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World Government

    The Five Elder Stars 
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Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani, Kenichi Ogata, Masato Hirano, Keiichi Sonobe, Keiichi Noda (JP), JB Edwards, Garrett Reeves, Cameron Smith, Randy Pearlman, Kurt Kleinmann (EN)

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.
    • Also on the recieving end. Even Akainu, for all his faults, finds their constant need to appease the World Nobles and obsession with image both disgusting and detrimental to the Marines' goal of enforcing justice. After Doflamingo's fake resignation from the Warlords, he personally went to Mariejois to chew the Elder Stars out, accusing them of being dogs for the World Nobles.
  • 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 it 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.

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

The main Nobles shown so far are Saint Roswald, Princess Shalulia, Saint Charlos, Saint Jalmack, Saint Miosgard and Donquixote Doflamingo (he's a former one, though).
  • A God Am I: What defines them as a whole. They consider themselves gods by inheriting "the blood of the world's creators", and this trait is shown by living separately from the rest of the world in Mariejois (a place that is literally called "The Holy Land"), covering their heads with either glass helmets or bubbles as to not breathe the air of commoners, and the whole "I can do whatever I want, and pay me proper respect in my presence!"-attitude.
  • Arch-Enemy: According to Rocinante, it's those who carry "The Will of D." He said that the D. are considered "God's Natural Enemy". And by "god", they mean themselves. Children in Mariejois were told horror stories about "D.", claiming they'll swallow them up, and the motto of its elders was that "D. will cause another storm" whenever one of them gets a highlight for doing something.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: They believe themselves to be gods that are free to murder and torture people for no reason, among many other crimes. At least for the males, they have the unusual title of "saint", which is often used more for members of the church - and these nobles are anything but saintly.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted, they're total losers. The only abilities they have on their belt is using a personal pistol they keep on hand, and summoning a far more powerful Admiral to kick ass for them.
    • Doflamingo plays this completely straight; he is monstrously strong even by maritime standards, let alone a World Noble. A lot of that might have to do with his life in piracy. While he doesn't quite hold the authority of the World Nobles per se, his blackmailing of them does grant him similar political power.
  • Beard of Evil: Saint Roswald is bearded and no less evil than the rest of them.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Not exactly physical beauty, but Saint Homing along with his wife who are Doflamingo's parents have rather gentle countenances in contrast to the Celestial Dragon's default smug expression. They're also the nicest Celestial Dragons depicted so far, with Homing even proclaiming that he is a mere human and giving up his status to live a humble life. Unfortunately, his humility was marred with naivete and ignorance on how much the common people despise the Celestial Dragons. His wife was poised enough to apologise to her children for not being in good health, despite the horrible conditions they were forced into.
  • BFG: Saint Jalmack uses a large bazooka to sink Sabo's ship.
  • Blackmail: Doflamingo found out a secret of theirs said to be so horrible that it would completely upend the World Government. He dangles this in front of them to retain his World Noble privileges despite no longer being an official member. Given what the government and the Nobles in particular have been shown to get away with openly, whatever Doflamingo found out must be really, really bad.
  • Create Your Own Villain: "Villain" relative to them, that is. Seem to have a really have habit of this if certain people escape from their cruelty and grow strong enough to be a threat.
    • Hancock in a way. She utterly loathes them due to the fact she and her sisters were kidnapped as kids, sold into the slavery of a World Noble and forced them to eat Devil Fruits just for their entertainment. It's obvious if Hancock had the chance, she'd kill one on the spot. Heck the main reason she helped Luffy at all, besides Love Sickness, is because of learning that he punched a World Noble.
    • Fisher Tiger was a slave to them for a time but escaped and busted out other slaves in the process. His symbol of his crew, the Sun Pirates, is actually a re-branded version of the World Nobles symbol to represent his freedom from them.
    • Sabo likely doesn't have much love for them. Considering he comes from a noble family himself (not World class however), seeing them try to kill homeless innocents (which nearly got Luffy and Ace killed as kids) just appease a visiting World Noble and was nearly the victim of said World Noble himself just for crossing his ship. It's safe to say he'll be more then glad to help take them down.
    • Doflamingo likewise is a result of them if only because he was a World Noble and carried their attitude as a kid. Even when he killed his father and tried to present his head as a peace offering, they refused to take him back due to the choice his father made to leave them. As such Doflamingo vowed to make them suffer and destroy their world that resulted from their forebearers for the slight.
    • Movie-exclusive character, Gild Tesoro, suffered from them when they bought a girl he had fallen in love with and found out she had died thanks to them. His ultimate goal was to control the World Nobles through money.
  • 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 case, being blown up by a cannon.
    • Perhaps the strongest deterrent, however, is the fact that they can, and if pressed, will, summon an admiral to take care of their aggressor. It's because of this that no one is willing to cross them. Perhaps the only people in the world that can get away with defying, and maybe even killing, a world noble are the Four Emperors, because not even the admirals stand a chance against one of them.
    • You know it's bad when victims of their cruelty will go after any of them if they had the chance. The reason Luffy was willing to give one of them the shellacking he deserved was because Luffy already had a high price on his head and knew the Marines were after him anyway. Even if said World Noble has given up his title and probably has done nothing wrong to them as Doflamingo's family found out the hard way.
  • Fat Bastard: Saint Charlos and also Saint Miosgard.
  • Gonk: Charlos, Miosgard and Miosgard's father. Saint Roswald and Saint Jalmack are more normal-looking, while Princess Shalulia is more like Evil Is Sexy.
    • Oda states in the SBS that he tends to draw the World Nobles as ugly to highlight their equally abhorrent personalities.
  • Hate Sink: Every scene they appear in just makes viewers hate them even more. Besides Doflamingo's family, none of them ever showed any redeeming quality. They just keep doing horrible things, confident that their status lets them do whatever they want. They buy and kidnap people to make them slaves, shoot people just for not kneeling before them, make slaves eat Devil Fruits just for their own sick entertainment and much worse. Many characters suffered under them including Fisher Tiger, Hancock and her sisters and Koala, not to mention one of them (nearly) killed Sabo. Eustass Kid, himself a Psychopathic Manchild, claims that even the worst pirates are absolutely nothing compared to the World Nobles. Because of their horrible, horrible actions, it's a moment of celebration when Luffy punched Charloss in the face and no Admiral went after him for it.
  • Jerkass:
    • The BIGGEST EXAMPLE so far in the series. Their Kick the Dog moments are treated with absolute horror, anger and disgust, they have no empathy to anyone other than themselves and enforce the slave trade which Boa Hancock and Fisher Tiger were victims of. Some of them are downright fucked up, enough to feed little girls Devil Fruits for their own twisted pleasure.
    • More examples: They shot kids (very young kids, like ages two and five) just for running past them multiple times, drove a girl to such despair that she went mute and committed suicide not long after leaving their service, gouged out a guy's eyes sorely for entertainment, and have driven countries to starvation thanks to extravagant offerings that kingdoms are forced to give to them.
    • From what was shown of them, Doflamingo's parents seem to avert this.
  • Karma Houdini: This is what they believe themselves to be, and unfortunately, for the most part, they are right. As mentioned above and below, their high status in society allows them to do whatever they want without retribution. 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.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: With so many big changes happening in the world along with Joker's predictions and Kaido's plan to unleash a war that he hopes will consume the world, it's beginning to look like the World Noble's days of sitting in their ivory towers with impunity may be numbered. (Many fans have pointed out how Mjosgard's actions on Fishman Island are similar to how slave owners in post-Civil War America tried to enforce fugitive slave laws, and everyone knows how that turned out...)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Muggle: Thus far, none except Donquixote Doflamingo have proven to be physically anything other than a normal human who cannot fight worth squat. Their only real weapons are their money and affiliation with the World Government, which includes the Marines.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: 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.
  • Pet the Dog: Whether it's out of their own selfish motivation or whatever (since we never get to see what Queen Otohime said to convince them), them pledging their support for Fishman Island is this.
  • 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. Doflamingo, as a former World Noble, was raised as one, too.
  • Terrified of Germs: Assuming they truly believe what they claim. They wear breathing apparatuses that look like space suits, simply to protect themselves from the air civilians breathe.
  • Token Good Teammate: Doflamingo's parents, who believe they are equal as commoners. Their beliefs bit them in the ass, sadly.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Saint Miosgard thought of going to Fishman Island alone and recover all his escaped Fishmen slaves. They didn't want to go back.
  • 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: To the point where they wear glass helmets in order to avoid breathing the same air as the citizens.
  • White Sheep: Saint Homing is the nicest Celestial Dragon depicted so far, even going so far as declaring himself as human and forgoing his status as a World Noble to live the life of a simple commoner with his family. How the hell he spawned Donquixote Doflamingo is beyond comprehension. Even Doflamingo's own brother can't believe that their kind parents spawned someone like him, as Doflamingo is downright despicable, even by World Noble standards.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Yes they're this bad, that not even kids are spared from their cruelty. Sabo was nearly blow up by one just for passing his ship (he claimed it was for raising a pirate flag, but was more miffed at former reason). Hancock and her sisters were sold to them as slaves and forced to eat Devil Fruits for their sick entertainment, and Koala was so beaten down by them that she developed a defense mechanism of always smiling so that they would get bored and leave her alone. Even when she escaped, she couldn't turn it off quite yet.
  • 0% Approval Rating: EVERYONE hates the World Nobles due to their horrible, horrible actions - such is that when Luffy punches one of them for trying to auction off Camie as a slave and shooting Hatchan, everyone rejoiced. But perhaps the best example of this trope is exemplified by the backstory of Donquixote Doflamingo, whose family abandoned their titles to live among commoners. When the people discovered there were former World Nobles living among them (no thanks to Doffy's bratty behavior), they immediately went on a violent witch hunt to vent their grievances towards the World Nobles on them, not stopping until the entire family was dead. As commented by Eustass Kid, not even the most monstrous pirate could even sink that low.

    Commander-in-Chief Kong 
See his entry on the Marine Admirals page.

    Kaku 
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"Don't underestimate the full destructive power of giraffes!"

Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP), Alex Organ (EN, Funi), Jerry Jewell (EN, Unlimited Adventure)

One of the Elite members of the Cipher Pol #9 and second only to Lucci, and is also the youngest. Has a peculiar, "squared body" and a very long nose, similar to Usopp's. He too can use the Rokushiki and is a master of Rankyaku, to the point that he's developed the Yontoryuu (Four-swords style) using two katanas and his legs. He also ate the Cow Cow Fruit (Ushi Ushi no Mi), Model: Giraffe and can turn into a Giraffe-man, but despite his ridiculous appearence, he's still powerful and dangerous if not moreso.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Zoro gets a chuckle out of him by telling him he can always join the zoo if he needs a job.
  • Animorphism: He can turn into a "were-giraffe" with his Devil Fruit powers.
  • Affably Evil: He's really a nice guy, but works for the bad guys. In fact, in fan polls, he consistently ranks as the most popular villain in the entire series.
    • So much so, that before The Reveal and a showcase of his abilities, many fans thought he might be the Shipwright for the Straw Hats.
  • All There in the Manual: It turns out his hobby has always been building ships in bottles, so it's no wonder he was sorry to leave his cover job.
  • Bare Your Midriff: While transformed his chest grows much larger, resulting in his suit not fitting as well. His Zoan form's bizarre appearance means that this is played for comedy, rather than fanservice, though - there aren't many things funnier than a strangely rectangular giraffe-man, but a strangely rectangular giraffe-man trying and failing to wear a business suit is one of them.
  • Becoming the Mask: His flashback to his career as a carpenter after being beaten by Zoro, showed that at least he of all the CP9 had some regrets.
  • Berserk Button: Don't laugh at him too much or mock giraffes.
  • Blood Knight: He's one like Lucci; he really enjoyed his fight with Zoro, but he's cheerful.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Even if sometimes he actually invents the name for the attack on the spot. See ''Pasta Machine''.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Thanks to Rokushiki.
  • The Comically Serious: His complete seriousness about his silly, but still powerful, Devil's Fruit is quite amusing.
  • Double Jump: Geppou, like Lucci's.
  • The Dragon: To Lucci's quasi Big Bad and/or Dragon-in-Chief role to Spandam.
  • Dual Wielding: He uses shirasaya swords along with the Razor Wind from his legs, which he says makes him a wielder of "four sword" style.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: When we first see him in Water Seven he's already quite powerful, then he and Kalifa both eat Devil Fruits Spandam gave them during Enies Lobby.
  • Fingerpoke Of Doom: And he can do that with his nose. No Kidding...
  • Flash Step: Not only he can use Soru, but he's also very fast.
  • Gag Nose: And so hard that it can pierce stones!!!
  • Genius Bruiser: While he was an undercover assassin, his shipwrighting skills were legitimate. His assessment of the Going Merry was accurate.
  • Graceful Loser: Freely offers his key to Zoro after his defeat.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His seemingly silly, often-mocked and ridiculous-looking giraffe powers prove to be quite effective in battle.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Unlike Kalifa, he has trouble over his new Zoan transformations, turning into a full giraffe during his battle with Zoro on his first try when he was trying to go to hybrid form and discovering new abilities on the fly. However he is remarkably quick to adapt to them i.e: using his enlarged nose for a Shigan attack, turning his body into a cube so he won't have any openings, finding he can shrink his neck which gives him longer limbs so he can battle normally, etc.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Zoro wonders whether, as he is a spy, he might be wrong about the Going Merry. He points out that he isn't, and is proved correct.
  • Kick the Dog: Dumping the Going Merry into the sea during Aqua Laguna.
    • Though considering he does like building ships, it may have been more of a Mercy Kill, because Usopp just wouldn't face the truth that the Merry was on her last legs. This is implied when he even calls it his last act as a shipwright.
  • Lean and Mean: He and the three other members are the only normally proportioned and regular-sized people in CP9.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Was even nicknamed Yamakaze (Mountain wind) for his great speed.
  • Meaningful Name: Kaku means "squared".
  • The Mole: In Water 7 with Lucci.
  • Nice Guy: Despite being an antagonist.
  • Nice Hat: Always wears a baseball cap of some sort. Except when he's a giraffe.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Subtle, but it's there all right. Had he not released the Going Merry from its holding dock at Water 7, it wouldn't have ended up roaming to Enies Lobby and saving the Straw Hats during the Buster Call like it did.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Everyone finds his giraffe powers hilarious. Even his "comrade" Jabra can't take him seriously. But then he proves that he can still kick major ass by holding his own well against Zoro (and causing him quite some trouble, even).
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He cut the Tower of Justice in half in a fit of rage with Razor Wind Amanedachi.
  • Power Level: The second highest of CP9 at 2200.
  • Punny Name: His attacks are mainly puns on the various combinations of "kaku" and kirin (giraffe). Eg: Kama Kirin refers to Kamakiri (the mantis) and the giraffe.
  • Razor Wind: A real master of Rankyaku (literally "Storm Leg"), they can be a small shower of blades, a drill-like attack, a shuriken-shaped blast, and even a circular giant slice.
  • The Reveal: As a government operative.
  • Reverse Grip: How he holds his katana.
  • Running Gag: He's often mistaken for Usopp. And he's constantly mocked as a giraffe.
  • Serious Business: His obsession with giraffes lead him saying the following in complete deadpan.
  • Super Toughness: When using Tekkai.
  • Tyke Bomb: All of the CP9 members are apparently this.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: He's often seen with Jyabura.
  • Verbal Tic: Often ends his sentences with "-ja".
  • Wham Line:
    Kaku: I'm going to give it to you straight. Your ship... ... can't be fixed! Not even with our skills.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers Zoro to be one.

    Rob Lucci 
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"They were criminals, so I killed them in name of justice... As soldiers, weakness is a sin. They surrendered to evil, and caused a crisis in the kingdom. That type of soldier doesn't deserve to live. So they're dead."

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Jason Liebrecht (EN, Funi)

Rob Lucci is the strongest member of Cipher Pol #9, a top secret group of eight assassins tasked with various undercover operations for the World Government. He is calm and ruthless, even refraining from the Evil Laugh, a staple among One Piece villains. He and his group are masters of Rokushiki (literally Six Styles), a martial arts fighting style based on six different superhuman techniques, and he and the rest of CP9 gave the Straw Hats some of their toughest and grueling battles yet. He ate the Cat-Cat Fruit (Neko Neko no Mi), Model: Leopard.

He was expelled from CP9 along with his co-workers after Spandam blamed them for the failure of the Enies Lobby mission and also found himself being hunted down by the Marines in order to be silenced. He survived this ordeal, however, and sometime later was given a job in the even more top-secret CP-0, where he settled for a more ironic payback in that he now commands his former boss.
  • Animorphism: Ate a Zoan-type which allows him to turn into a leopard or huge leopard-man at will.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: To the letter. The realization that a pirate can defeat him is his Oh, Crap! moment and the only time when he loses composture. He's subtly different from typical examples of this trope in that, instead of being a total loner, he actually considers the rest of CP9 (save for Spandam and Nero) his True Companions and his standard ice-cold demeanor warms up somewhat when there are no outsiders around.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: His skills include a complete mastery of the martial art known as Rokushiki, assassination, ship-building...and ventriloquism.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: After the Timeskip, he has been promoted to the even more exclusive Cipher Pol 0 and, furthermore, is now (perhaps rightfully) in charge of Spandam.
  • Atop a Mountain of Corpses: Gained his reputation for an instance in which he does this. When he was thirteen. Just before being bombarded with cannonfire.
    • It was even stated by Franky that had it not have been for Luffy holding Lucci off, he would have killed all of them. Considering that even includes the insanely powerful Zoro and Sanji (who are not that far away from Luffy) really says something about this guy.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Gained a suit to go along with his Nice Hat after The Reveal. When he dons the Badass Longcoat he almost rivals Crocodile in this department.
  • Badass Longcoat: The one he wears while on the train to Enies Lobby. His pigeon gets one too.
  • Beard of Evil: He sports a black goatee.
  • Big Bad: He is the main antagonist of the Water 7 Arc and the co-main antagonist of the Enies Lobby arc, along with Spandam.
  • Bishonen Line: Sort of. He can use Life Return to make his large bulky leopaard-man form more proportionate to his thin human form, making him faster and more agile.
  • Black and White Insanity: The basis of his "Dark Justice" philosophy is that any person or thing that goes against the interests of the World Government not only needs to be destroyed, but is also evil for being that way. Lucci didn't just think the soldiers he killed being taken hostage was inexcusable or that killing Robin was necessary; he honestly thought the soldiers' weakness and Robin's very existence were both unforgivable sins.
  • Blood Knight: While serving the World Government comes first, Lucci wishes no other reward for his service than the blood of their enemies. He almost never actually smiles unless he's in the middle of battle, and even allows Gonbe and Chimney to trail Spandam's group so that they will lead the Straw Hats right to him.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Thanks to Rokushiki.
  • Double Jump: Geppou, literally Moon Step.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: A classic example. Despite that Spandam, is his chief, who sets the events of the Enies Lobby arc in the motion, himself Spandam is vastly inferior to Lucci in general competence and skill, and it is Lucci that is considered the most dangerous enemy for Straw Hat Pirates.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Lucci is perfectly willing to massacre everyone branded an enemy by the World Government, and directly states that he's going to chase Nico Robin to the ends of the world and eliminate her after he beats Luffy, but brutalizing her when she's a defenseless prisoner is too much even for him, orders or not. Probably why Lucci gets a redemption cover story and Spandam gets a double serving of Fate Worse Than Death.
    • Also, the man always keeps his word. He was totally sincere about letting the Straw Hats go free if Robin surrendered to him, unlike (again) Spandam. He only goes back on it since the Straw Hats make it clear they're not giving up Robin without a fight.
  • Finger Poke of Doom:
    • Shigan (literally "Finger Gun") and all its variants. Also his ultimate technique to any who master all Rokushiki techniques, the Rokuougan (literally "Six King Gun"), a twin-fisted version that's like a double One Inch Punch.
    • He also even has a stronger version done in his hybrid form called Saidairin: Rokuougan ("Largest Ring: Six King Gun"), which is by far his strongest attack, but it seems to be a last resort since it may leave him tired if used too often.
  • Flash Step: Soru, literally "Shave".
  • Genius Bruiser: Is quite intelligent and perceptive, on those occasions when he bothered to use his brain.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an enormous scar in the rough shape of the World Government symbol across his back, which obviously symbolizes his dedication to their brutal practices.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: His belief in "Dark Justice" makes him just as brutal and violent as the pirates he's supposed to be protecting the world from; Sanji and Franky even lampshade it after seeing Lucci brutally execute Nero for failure, outright declaring the so-called "agent of justice" to be more evil than them.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Saying he is leagues above Spandam in general competence and skill might be an understatement.
  • Karma Houdini: Anyone who still gets to live after all the vile things Lucci did is the epitome of this.
  • Kick the Dog: Invoked. He tells Paulie that if The Reveal that his coworkers are WG assassins is too hard to believe, he'll step on Iceburg's face to convince him.
  • Knight Templar: Believes in "Dark Justice", which holds that ANYONE who fails to fulfill their duty deserves to die. When he was only 13, he killed 500 soldiers captured by pirates for being too weak. Let's just say that by the end of the arc, he's forced to rethink his position.
    • He seems to mellow down somewhat in the CP9 side story, after the government allows Spandam to frame them for failure. He still remains ruthless and brutal enough to terrify the citizens that CP9 save from marauding pirates. But take note that if he still fully believed in Dark Justice, he should have turned himself and the rest of CP9 in. Well, Nice Job Fixing It, Spandam.
  • Lean and Mean: Unless he's in his hybrid form, and even then, he can invoke this trope with Life Return.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Invokes this trope, being very tall, massive, and tough in his leopard-man form, yet remaining one of the fastest characters in the series. In a subversion, he must change into a smaller and slimmer variation of this form for maximum speed. Even without his Devil Fruit powers, though, he more than fits the trope thanks to his mastery of Rokushiki.
  • A Load of Bull: Wears the bull costume in the Galley-la mansion raid.
  • Made of Iron: Tekkai, literally "Iron Mass". A technique that involves hardening the muscles so that they are as strong as iron.
  • Master of All: Master of all Rokushiki techniques, while his colleagues tend to specialize in one, albeit not to the exclusion of others. This allows him to also tap into the Rokuougan technique as aforementioned.
  • The Mole: CP9 was tasked with investigating Water 7's mayor Iceberg while undercover. He even pretended to be a high pitched, friendly ventriloquist.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: It is clear that Lucci sees what a disgusting slime Spandam is, and there are some hints that he doesn't like the things he is commanded to do, but obedience to the World Government, as embodied by its highest-ranking representative, trumps all for him. He draws the line when he feels that his True Companions were betrayed by WG.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a top hat.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Lucci is the only CP9 member without any quirks (aside from Blueno and Nero, who were beaten and killed, respectively, too quickly to establish any).
  • Non-Human Sidekick: His pet pigeon Hattori.
  • Oh, Crap!: Not as over the top as most villains, but his reaction at seeing Luffy stay up after taking his strongest attack for the third time during their fight pretty much tells you he's screwed.
  • One-Winged Angel: His leopard-man hybrid form basically serves as this, granting a boost to his already phenomenal strength. Although he's very slightly slower in this form due to its large size.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Before The Reveal, he never changed his scowl, much less even spoke. After coming out as a CP9 operative, he does have a slightly wider range of expressions, such as (evil) smirking.
  • Panthera Awesome: A leopard man.
  • Power Level: An astonishing 4000, the highest in the history of CP9; and that's just in his human-form.
  • Primal Stance: Often has this in his half-leopard form.
  • Punched Across the Room: Delivered it a few times to Luffy, the first time sending him flying across Water 7 into a narrow crevice of two buildings, in a section of the city thats about to be hit by a mega tsunami. And too many times to count in their rematch at Enies Lobby. Luffy returns the favor twice though: the first time hitting Lucci with his newly unveiled Gear Third attack which would've initially ended the battle if Lucci hadn't gotten lucky enough to land on a Marine warship. And the second time via Luffy's Jet Gatling attack, which, combined with Lucci's already exhausted state, hits so hard and fast that his Tekkai ability fails him on impact and results in Lucci knocked into and through a wall of the building Luffy and he were fighting in. Knocking him out completely in the process.
  • Razor Wind: Rankyaku, literally "Storm Leg", and all of its variants.
  • The Reveal: As a government operative.
  • Sadistic Choice: When he breached the Tower of Justice and allowed it to flood, knowing that the waters would reach the Straw Hats, he gave Luffy the choice of going to save them (and drowning in the attempt) or fighting him, which would give them a slim chance of survival. Luffy rebuffed him saying they'll survive anyway, and if he went for them, Lucci would kill them anyway.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: One of his Rankyaku attacks is bird-shaped and named "Victory Bird".
  • Slasher Smile: Gives of a fantastic one in preparation for his final fight with Luffy.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Subverted. Though being the first to bring Luffy to the brink of death through sheer brute force, he's actually lower on the algorithm than the two previous saga Big Bads Crocodile and Eneru.
  • The Stoic: He does not let his emotions get the best of him, unless he's fighting.
  • Tyke Bomb: All of the CP9 members are apparently this.
  • The Voiceless: He initially appears as a ventriloquist, "talking" through his pet bird Hattori without talking himself. After The Reveal, he talks normally, averting this trope.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Not that he wasn't badass already, but he became even more so after the Time Skip, since he joined CP-0, the strongest Cipher Pol unit.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: For a ruthless killer, he has a surprisingly poor grasp of the fact that just leaving your targets disabled, trapped, and awaiting excruciating death never works.
    • That being said, sparing the crew was part of the deal he struck with Robin.
  • Worthy Opponent: While he does look down on Luffy and considers him incapable of beating him, Lucci does concede that he is a way better leader than Spandam.
  • You Have Failed Me: Literally kicks Nero off the Sea Train for losing and trying to kill Franky (whom they need alive)
  • You Shall Not Pass: Complains about Luffy not giving him the chance to say this in regards to passing through a door behind him to save Robin.

    Spandam 
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"The most important thing is my life!!! My promotion! If I let them go freely, who will protect me when something happens?"

Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Christopher Corey Smith (EN, Funi), Kent Williams (EN, Unlimited Adventure)

The chief of CP9 and Enies Lobby and the son of Spandine, Spandam is Rob Lucci's superior officer, though he's actually weaker than even a normal marine. A clumsy, cowardly, power-hungry swine, he works only to further his career. When he was a member of CP5, he convinced the leaders of the World Government to let him seek out the blueprints of Pluton. He possesses a broadsword named Funkfreed that "ate" the Elephant-Elephant Fruit (Zou Zou no Mi), allowing it to turn into an elephant. It was later revealed, in small doses in the manga, and just outright in One Piece Film: Gold that he's now on the CP0 unit, only this time now working under Lucci.
  • 0% Approval Rating: No one likes this guy, even his own subordinates don't respect him.
  • Amusing Injuries: In his first appearance, he gets blown up by a stray cannonball. And it doesn't stop there.
  • Arch-Enemy: To an extent, Franky. He used Franky's ships to attack the town and frame Tom, ultimately leading to him being executed. While it's not hard for people (both in-universe and out) to hate Spandam, Franky is the most vindictive toward him to the point that he eventually uses Funkfreed to curb-stomp Spandam.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Inverted. He's the weakest guy on Enies Lobby. He's even weaker than every marine on the base.
  • Big Bad: The co-main antagonist of the Enies Lobby arc, along with Lucci.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's always getting smashed in the face in Franky's flashback. He has no respect from his men. Kalifa considers his very existence "sexual harassment."
  • Cool Sword: It's his only advantage. It transforms into an elephant.
  • Dirty Coward: Only talks big when he has people to do his dirty work or when he has someone at his mercy; if the latter is the case, he also sees brutally beating them as a perfectly acceptable course of action. Seeing him go out like a bitch is immensely satisfying.
  • Evil Laugh: Wahahahaha.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Having his back broken by Nico Robin, the same woman who escaped his father and suffered heavily at his hands, and being hunted down by his co-workers, specifically Rob Lucci, for framing them.
    • Apparently he managed to survive that and was found out that he was the real cause of Enis Lobby's destruction by the World Government. Either as punishment or part of a deal to spare him, he was allowed to work in CP0 only with Lucci now his boss. Pretty fitting all things considered.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's presented at first as little more than a thoroughly incompetent and incredibly obnoxious blowhard stricken with comically bad luck and subordinates with absolutely no respect for him. That all gets thrown out the window when he savagely beats a captive Robin when she was bound with Seastone chains, rendering her completely incapable of fighting back.
  • General Failure: He is surprisingly inept for someone in his position. It's implied he got to it through family connections, since his father, Spandine, was chief of Cipher Pol #9 before him. But...
  • Generation Xerox: Spandine was just as much of a Smug Snake General Failure as Spandam is now, the only difference being that Spandine cares about his men, and actually evacuates the non-archaeologist citizens from Ohara (only for Sakazuki/Akainu to kill them anyway, something that even Spandine thought was going too far). Unfortunately, his son inherited all of his qualities but the standards.
  • Gonk: Has a dark red nose and black markings around his eyes, making him resemble a panda. Franky even calls him "Spanda".
  • Hate Sink: The Straw Hats hate him for nearly taking Robin away, Franky already hated him for sending Tom to his death, the Marines of Enies Lobby hate him for trivializing their imminent deaths with his accidental invocation of the Buster Call, and now CP9 hates him for trying to pin the whole fiasco on their heads.
  • He Knows Too Much/The Scapegoat: That the Enies Lobby fiasco got as bad as it did is almost entirely his fault, but using his dad's influence, he managed to get the blame shifted to his subordinates and have them scheduled for execution in hopes that World Government hitmen will get to them before they can rat him out. He's wrong.
  • Humiliation Conga: A very, very satisfying one. Let's see: he winds up losing the plans to Pluton, his agents are beaten, his base is destroyed by his own incompetence when he accidentally orders the Buster Call on it, he gets hit by a explosive star via a long distance shot by Usopp, Franky crushes him with his own elephant sword, he gets slapped silly by Robin when she's freed from the Seastone cuffs, which leaves him horribly bruised beyond the point of recognition; he can only whine and complain as the Straw Hats (and in effect his main target, Robin) get away with the Marines unable to do anything to stop them, and fittingly enough, Robin delivers the final blow to him via her clutch move, which leaves him with a broken back. The last we see of him is slowly healing in a full body cast. Oh yeah, and by pinning the blame of the mission failure on CP9, he winds up making enemies of them who vow to hunt him down. It's has yet to be revealed what happened afterward, but either he was spared or finally fessed up to his actions as the World Government gave Lucci the position of the leader of CP0, with Spandam now working under Lucci, his former subordinate.
  • Irrevocable Order: He ordered the Buster Call to Enies Lobby... by pressing the button on the Golden Den-Den Mushi. By complete accident.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: Mistakenly blabs that he'd let everyone on the island die in order to further his career while his Den Den Mushi is transmitting, then tries to cover it by claiming to be Luffy. No one is fooled.
  • It's All About Me: His quote above clearly indicates this.
  • Jerkass: Loves to Kick the Dog, doesn't care who he has to kill off to get his way, only cares about himself... Long story short, he's an asshole.
  • Laughably Evil: Played with. Crazy accidents are always happening to him, his agents don't respect him, but he's one of the nastier characters in the series.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Is every bit as bad as his father was before he retired, only he's even more Laughably Evil and prone to Kick the Dog.
  • Mask Power: Wears an iron mask on his face, which doesn't really cover most of his features. He wears it because his face had been permanently damaged by a young Franky years prior to the series' present.
  • Made of Iron: He's the weakest member of CP9. So how the hell does he survive all the punishment fate sends him?
  • Manipulative Bastard: Amazingly, despite his moments of incompetence, he still managed to exploit the paranoia of the Five Elder Stars. As in the chief authority of the World Government. He was then given an assignment on retrieving the blueprints of Pluton, which Spandam wanted to use to remove the authority of the Five Elder Stars and Take Over the World.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: True, he has that Elephant sword, but it's clear it's a last option security measure. In fact, what could be a truly powerful sword is almost completely worthless in his hands when he's forced to use it.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Does this quite a few times as the situation on Enies Lobby deteriorates. His biggest one occurs when he figures out that not only did the Buster Call completely fail to eliminate the Straw Hats, but that he is now at the mercy of a very angry Robin, and that she gives absolutely zero fucks about being nice.
    • Gets another one during the CP9 cover story, when, after blaming the entire incident on them and getting them declared criminals by the World Government, he gets a call from an understandably upset Rob Lucci stating they're coming for him. And remember, they're a group of elite assassins who, thanks to Blueno, can come out of thin air and are led by a guy who almost killed Luffy through physical force alone.
  • Power Level: 9, and the average Marine soldier's is 10.
  • Scars Are Forever: He got savagely pistol-whipped by Franky back when he went by Cutty Flam years ago when he instigated the execution of Tom. His face was permanently damaged and he had to wear a mask to hide the injuries. Made all the worse when Robin delivers countless multi-armed slaps, Franky punches him in the face with an iron fist, and then drops Funkfreed on top of him. Spandam's head swells like a blueberry.
  • Smug Snake: Barks a big game, but Fukurou points out that he is weaker than the average Marine soldier. He is even weaker than a Mook. To absolutely no one's surprise, he went out like a bitch at the hands of Robin, which he completely deserved.
  • The Starscream: To the Five Elder Stars.
  • Take Over the World: Has stated he wants to do this earlier in his career as head of CP5. Now as Director of CP9, it's hard to say if he still has those ambitions, but his dreams are still pretty grandiose. He could've been attempting this step by step with Robin's capture. But for now, he's trying to avoid being killed by a vengeful CP9 for framing them.
  • Villainous Breakdown: His calm, cocky exterior falls apart as the Straw Hats prove to be more than his agents can handle. By the time they escape, he's screaming for their deaths.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He assaults Robin while she's bound by chains. And he doesn't just hit her once or twice; he flat-out assaults her. Repeatedly. Also, the way he was drawn in that same episode was darker and more psychotic than his usual Butt-Monkey atmosphere, which emphasized on this.

Pirates

    "Demon Man" Gin 
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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 another appearance in nearly 20 years, not even in cover stories where characters like Mr. 9 made reappearances.
  • 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".
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Both English dubs spell his name as "Ghin".
  • We Will Meet Again: Before he leaves the Baratie, he tells Sanji to tell Luffy that he wishes to see him on the Grand Line.

     Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold 
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Sandersonia voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Lindsay Seidel (EN)
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.

    Marguerite 
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Voiced by: Masumi Asano (JP), Whitney Rodgers (EN)

One of the Kuja tribe who happened to find Luffy after he landed in Amazon Lily, along with her friends Sweet Pea and Aphelandra. She forms the closest attachment to Luffy of the three, especially after he saves her in the arena trial. Joined the Kuja Pirates during the Time Skip.

    "Ghost Princess" Perona 
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Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (JP), Felecia Angelle (English)

One of the Mysterious Four of Thriller Bark who commands the Zombie Animals and Ambush Zombies of the island ship. Eater of the Hollow-Hollow Fruit (Horo Horo no Mi) that allows her to create ghosts as well as sends out a astral projection of herself (at the cost of having to keep her body still). Was defeated by Usopp and later blasted off the island to Gloom Island by Bartholomew Kuma. Zoro soon joins her and they reach a truce in regards to their situation. Later helps guide Zoro back to Sabaody two years later so he can reunite with the rest of the Straw Hats, even keeping the marines at bay so they can escape.
  • Adaptational Curves: Pre-Timeskip Perona was actually less buxom than most One Piece women, but flashbacks of her in the anime as well as the video game One Piece: Burning Blood conspicuously give her a much more pronounced bust. Subverted for her post Timeskip design though, since her new figure in the manga actually does match those proportions.
  • 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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her Pre-Timeskip outfit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Man Child: Though she's in her twenties, she acts more like a preteen, being obsessed with cuteness and covering her room with pink. She also loves cute things and wants to rule over a nation of them.
  • 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.
  • 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 
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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?

Vinsmoke Family

    In General 

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  • Always V Sexy: Save for the brutish-looking Judge who averts the trope, his children (Sanji, Reiju, Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji) and his kindhearted deceased wife (Sora) have 'V's in their names and are extremely drop-dead gorgeous.
  • Badass Baritone: All the Vinsmoke males have deep voices, Sanji included, and they're all powerful fighters. Niji's voice is the deepest of all of them.
  • Big Damn Heroes: The Vinsmoke kids manage to pull this in chapter 869, all of them putting on their raid suits and doing somewhat of a "Super Sentai" Stance before saving the Straw Hats from the Charlotte Family.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: The entire family is this once more of their past is revealed. Judge is a Blood Knight who fervently believes in Might Makes Right and Virtue Is Weakness, and even experimented on his children so they'll adopt his values. This resulted in his children losing their mother, Sora, who pulled a Mama Bear and secretly ingested a dangerous gene modification-reversing drug to save her then-unborn quadruplet sons when Judge removed their humanity against her wishes. This also resulted in 1) Sanji alone being saved and her health worsening until her death, 2) Reiju becoming both a Stepford Smiler and Death Seeker who is secretly terrified of her family members not named "Sanji" or "Sora" yet hates herself for supporting them, 3) Ichiji, Yonji, and Niji becoming monstrous Royal Brats due to their inability to feel empathy and Judge's bad influence on them, and 4) Sanji being horrifically abused for being a weak and compassionate "dud" until he ran away while still 8-years-old. The Vinsmoke family turning out the way it did can be all traced to Judge and his violent ambitions.
  • Bishōnen: Sanji, Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji to varying degrees, though their brutish-looking father Judge averts it.
  • Blue Blood: All members of the Vinsmoke family are this, even though they don't have an official territory to rule over anymore note . Sanji also counts despite disowning his family at a young age.
  • Bright Is Not Good: As seen on their folder image, the Vinsmokes (save for Sanji and Sora) all wear brightly-colored raid suits that pertain to their epithets - Reiju's is pink, Ichiji's is red, Niji's is blue, Yonji's is green, and Judge's is a golden orange. That being said, save for Reiju, none of the Vinsmokes are nice people.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: The Vinsmoke Family members (except Sanji of course) wear something called "raid suits" in combat. The mooks note that Sanji is badass enough to fight without it.
  • The Coup: Apparently several years ago, the Vinsmoke family took over the North Blue region, killing its previous leaders, and ruled over it with its military might. This is what made the Vinsmoke family and by extension their Germa 66 armies so infamous. It's currently unknown how and why they stopped ruling the North Blue, but Judge, the Vinsmoke patriarch, wants to rule it again, implying they were eventually overthrown.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • They planned on kidnapping Pudding to keep a trump card against Big Mom should things ever go down the crapper. Little did they know, Pudding herself pulled the exact same card on them before they even realized it by capturing Reiju.
    • They're also unaware of how strong Sanji has gotten since the last time they saw him, especially since now he can fly without needing technology, and how Sanji is unwilling to put up with their abusive crap anymore. Yonji must have severely underestimated Sanji to have received a disfiguring kick to the face.
    • Save for Sanji and Reiju, all of the Vinsmokes are completely unaware that the wedding they dragged and blackmailed Sanji into going through was a complete farce to begin with. Although Judge suspects Big Mom of being untrustworthy, even he didn't know how far it went; Big Mom and Pudding actually had no intention of marrying anyone and plan to kill them all so they can steal the Vinsmokes' cloning technologies for themselves. When Judge finally learns the truth, he has an epic Villainous Breakdown and cries.]]
  • Evil Counterpart: To the Nefeltari family of the Alabasta kingdom. Both are royalty, but the Nefeltari family lives in the desert, while the Vinsmokes live in an ocean-based kingdom that is made up entirely of ships. The Nefeltari family is a small, yet loving family with one child (Vivi), while the Vinsmokes is larger with four fraternal quadruplet sons and one daughter, but they are utterly abusive, cruel, and disdainful towards anyone they see as "weak" (as Sanji can attest to). The Vinsmokes also treat their subjects and military like crap, using their own soldiers as human shields despite their Undying Loyalty and believing in Might Makes Right, unlike the Nefeltari family who all genuinely love their subjects. And unlike Vivi's parents, who love their daughter unconditionally, Judge experimented on and even outright psychologically altered all his children so they can help him reconquer North Blue, and was indirectly responsible for causing the death of his kindhearted wife.
  • Evil Is Cool: In-Universe; Vito of the Firetank Pirates admires them for this exact reason. One of Big Mom's subordinates idolizes them as well, especially Ichiji and Reiju.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: All the Vinsmoke males have deep-sounding voices, with Niji's being the deepest, but they're not nice people. Sanji, despite also having a deep voice, is the exception.
  • Family Theme Naming:
    • The Vinsmoke children seems to be named after Japanese numbers. The "rei" in Reiju's name can mean "zero" in Japanese, the "yon" in Yonji's name is Japanese for four, and even Sanji's name incorporates "san" ("Three"). The father doesn't share this trait, and is instead named Judge.
    • On that note, all the male Vinsmokes have names ending with the masculine "-ji", including Judge (Jajji in Japanese). Only Reiju, as the only female Vinsmoke child, has a different one, the feminine "-ju".
    • They also seem to have a color-theme to their epithets, which includes "Winch Green" Vinsmoke Yonji, "Poison Pink" Vinsmoke Reiju, "Electric Blue" Vinsmoke Niji, "Sparking Red" Vinsmoke Ichiji, and "Black Leg" Vinsmoke Sanji. However, Sanji's is apparently the only one written in kanji rather than katakana, which causes it to stick out from the rest. This is because "Black Leg" is Sanji's pirate epithet rather than a Sentai-style Germa 66 codename. It just coincidentally fits the family theme.
    • The Vinsmoke children's deceased mother, Sora, averts the trope
  • Five-Bad Band: There are indeed five of them in the Germa Kingdom, and they fit here pretty well, with some variation:
    • Big Bad/The Evil Genius: Judge, the king of the Germa Kingdom and patriarch of the Vinsmoke family, and a Mad Scientist who once conducted research together with Vegapunk.
    • The Dragon: Ichiji, the oldest son, who seems to have the most authority out of Judge's sons, and appears to be the leader of the three of them.
    • The Brutes: Niji and Yonji, who more-or-less seem to be Dumb Muscle.
    • The Dark Chick: Reiju, the only female family member, who is also a subversion as she is (secretly) the Token Good Teammate among them, being the only Vinsmoke (besides Sanji) capable of compassion or empathy.
  • Flight:
    • All of the Vinsmokes, save for the deceased mother, are shown to be capable of this, wearing Germa's special high-tech boots that allow them to fly and hover in the air without using a Devil Fruit.
    • Also Sanji, of course, has the ability to do this with his Sky Walk technique. However, unlike the rest of his family, he doesn't require technology to perform this feat, instead gaining it through a two-year Training from Hell.
  • Meaningful Name: "Vin" is French for "wine". Add "smoke" to that and you get a play-on-words that describes a certain flavor of wine (smoky wine). Sanji, the third son of the Vinsmoke family, just so happens to be a chain-smoking Supreme Chef.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: All of the Vinsmoke kids are named after numbers.
    • Reiju's number is zero. She is the Vinsmoke family's firstborn child and only daughter, while her younger siblings who came after her are all guys. Unlike her brothers, her Germa 66 outfit (shown on her page image) consist of circles representing the number zero.
    • Ichiji's number is one. Ichiji is the firstborn of male fraternal quadruplets. He is also a badass Warrior Prince who stops a civil war in Broccoli Island in just four hours. He also seems to work in tandem with Niji, his second quadruplet brother. He's also Niji's opposite, being more stoic and aloof than his brother (as well as the rest of his siblings).
    • Niji's number is two. Niji is the second-born of male fraternal quadruplets. He also seems to work in tandem with Ichiji, his eldest quadruplet brother. He's also Ichiji's opposite, being incredibly spiteful and hot-tempered.
    • Sanji's number is three. Sanji is the third-born of male fraternal quadruplets. As an odd number, the number three is associated with social alienation - Sanji was abused and treated as The Unfavorite by his family for being weak and compassionate, to the point of running away to East Blue while still a child.
    • Yonji's number is four, an unlucky number in Asian cultures. Yonji is the fourth-born of male fraternal quadruplets. Ever since his debut, he has been a Butt-Monkey, suffering defeat from both his sister Reiju and his brother Sanji (to the point of disfigurement in the latter case).
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Though they currently have no land to rule over anymorenote , the Vinsmoke family are still considered royals, and retain enough power and influence to be allowed to participate in Reverie meetings.
    • Judge tells his children they will all lead their own armies when they grow up.
  • So Proud of You: Sanji's quadruplet siblings, who all hate his guts (the feeling is mutual) for being "weak" in every sense of the word, finally acknowledge him in Chapter 843 as their brother, smiling and laughing when Sanji adopts their family beliefs and tells his Straw Hat friends to flee when they come to rescue him from his Arranged Marriage (the truth is Sanji was blackmailed and wants to protect his loved ones). Subverted with Reiju, who silently listens in on the whole thing with a sad expression on her face.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: All of the Vinsmoke children resemble Sanji to some degree.
    • Reiju would be the end result if Sanji was turned into a woman, with the same perverted personality (except hers is directed towards men) and preference of using kicks as attacks. She looks almost identical to her deceased mother (albeit a bit fierce-looking).
    • Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji all resemble Sanji, due to the four of them being fraternal quadruplet brothers; Yonji in particular is Sanji's spitting image in all but hair and eyebrows, and even has the same perverted personality, which caused him to be mistaken for Sanji by the Straw Hat Pirates at first.
    • Averted with their father, Judge, who looks nothing like his children. Must be that chin, mustache, and the wrestler-like mask he wears.
    • Played straight once again with their (deceased) mother; aside from not having swirly eyebrows, she looked exactly like her daughter Reiju does in the present day, down to her Peek-a-Bangs hairstyle. And of course, she passed on her looks to her sons as well to some degree.
  • Training from Hell: The Vinsmoke kids were subjected to this since their childhood. Played with, in that while the training regime is indeed hellish and Sanji suffered for it, his other siblings are clearly okay and even enjoying them as their capabilities are expanded.
  • The Unfavorite: All of Sanji's family saw him as this as a child due to being physically weak and compassionate. Judge in particular sees Sanji as a disgrace to the family name, and only sees him as a throwaway and a tool to seal Germa 66's alliance with Big Mom despite Sanji taking a level in strength and (literal) firepower during the Sabaody Arc. The only people who cared for Sanji was his deceased mother, and Reiju (though the latter was forced to hide her true colors for fear of being abused as well). Sora in particular lavished her son with care because he kept visiting her while she was sick, come hell or high water and was the only one of her quadruplet sons who kept his humanity after Judge experimented on him and his brothers in utero, thanks to the drug Sora took.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: The Vinsmokes all share Sanji's signature swirly brows. However, while all of his siblings' brows swirl to the left side of their face, Sanji's ones are inverted and swirl to the right.

    "Winch Green" Vinsmoke Yonji 
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Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda

"Winch Green" Yonji is the youngest of the quadruplets and fifth child overall of the Vinsmoke family, thus being Sanji's "little" brother by technicality. A genetically modified Super Soldier, Yonji possesses enhanced strength, speed, and endurance that are far beyond a normal human's.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime actually shows his confrontation with Sanji, depicting him as favoring kicks just like the rest of his family.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Shown to be a pervert just like his brother Sanji, as he lusts after Nami on sight much like his big bro did when he first met her. However, judging by his attempt to goad Nami and Carrot into fighting him, he is definitely not a Chivalrous Pervert. He also ogled the beautiful Charlotte Pudding during the wedding ceremony and expressed a desire to marry her himself, to which Ichiji and Niji point out is a bad idea considering what her family is like.
  • Amazon Chaser: He claims he likes "fiery-types" when Nami walks up and slaps Sanji.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Exaggerated to horrific extremes. While he's technically the youngest Vinsmoke due to him and his brothers being quadruplets, he also participated in his eldest brothers' childhood bullying of Sanji, seeing him as a weak waste of space for failing to catch up with his siblings and an improper example of royalty for serving food to rats.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: As a prince of Germa, he counts as one, given all the bad tropes listed in his folder.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: So arrogant, that even after Sanji brutalized him in a one-on-one fight, Yonji STILL considers him a failure.
  • Badass Baritone: As one of Germa's Warrior Princes with a deep voice, Yonji counts.
  • Barbaric Bully: As a child. Though there was plenty of psychological torment thrown in as well, Yonji was shown kicking Sanji into a wall and headbutting him at full speed with no hesitation. The enhancements Judge gave him and his brothers in utero just made the bullying worse.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Like his older and younger siblings, Yonji's drop-dead gorgeous compared to his brutish-looking father. He's also a member of the evil Germa 66, and a Royal Brat who is utterly lacking in empathy.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Double-subverted. Sanji kicked him so hard in the face off-screen that his face resembled a piece of bent metal, and stayed that way for a while. The only way he could successfully restore his face to normal was by using a press machine, and he's looking fine afterwards.
  • Big Little Brother: Downplayed. While he's technically the youngest of the siblings, he is actually part of a set of fraternal quadruplets, making him only marginally younger than his three brothers. Despite this, he is still noticeably taller and more muscular than each of them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Since his debut in chapter 826, Yonji has been subjected to physical punishment, including a kick from Reiju that sends him flying into the ocean, and an (implied) Curb-Stomp Battle with Sanji that left his face disfigured and had to be rearranged using a press machine. He also seems to be lacking the element based powers that the rest of his siblings possess.
  • Cain and Abel: His first meeting with Sanji after years apart was implied to have ended in a vicious Curb-Stomp Battle which was depicted in full in the anime. Also, when they were kids, he and his two eldest brothers, Ichiji and Niji, bullied Sanji a lot for being weak and showing compassion to others.
  • Color Motif: His theme is Green. His epithet is "Winch Green", and both his hair and his Germa raid suit are colored forest green.
  • Cool Shades: Has a pair of these resting on his head.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Implied as it happened off-screen, but in chapter 832, he is quickly defeated by Sanji when they meet each other for the first time in years. Considering what Sanji is capable of (and went through during those two years of Training from Hell), it's not hard to imagine what transpired. The following chapter shows him at the doctor's, trying to rearrange his face back into shape.
  • Emotion Suppression: He and his brothers had their ability to feel and understand empathy surgically removed by Judge while in utero, so he can weaponize them. His mother, Sora, took a gene modification-reversing drug to save her sons, but for some reason the drug only worked on Sanji. The others have only a tiny shred of humanity left.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He was deeply disturbed to find that Big Mom's "library collection" is full of books with live people and animals trapped inside, crying out for help. Justified; the gene modification-reversing drug that his dead mother, Sora, took to save her sons from becoming remorseless killing machines only managed to preserve what little humanity he had left after Judge experimented on him in utero.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Like his eldest brothers and father, he cannot understand why Sanji would continue to refuse to act like a proper royal despite his high birth. Justified; because he and his brothers were experimented on by Judge while in utero, he literally can't feel or understand empathy. His humanity was surgically removed to become the perfect killing machine.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Like all of his brothers save for Sanji, Yonji sounds very snooty and cruel whenever he speaks.
  • Evil Twin: Along with his eldest brothers, Ichiji and Niji, Yonji is Sanji's literal evil twin, as they're fraternal male quadruplets. Though they're seemingly fraternal, Yonji is noted in particular to look a lot like Sanji anyway. Justified; he and his brothers had their ability to feel compassion completely removed by Judge because he saw it as a weakness, all before they were even born. Because of it, they literally can't feel empathy or understand the moral depravity of their own actions and the effects they have on others. Their mother, Sora, secretly took a drug that reversed gene-altering surgeries while her sons were still in utero in hopes of preserving their humanity and protecting them from their father, but it only successfully worked on Sanji. His brothers weren't so lucky - they have only a tiny shred of humanity left.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Darkly deconstructed. In Chapter 864, when it becomes apparent that the Vinsmokes will die, he and his brothers decide to accept their fate, knowing that the Charlotte family took their raid suits and weapons so they won't be able to defend themselves when the time was right. Judge, on the other hand, is disturbed by this incredibly lax reception and berates them for their indifference as if he forgot (as Reiju lampshades) that he was responsible for removing their emotions in the first place. The reason why it's deconstructed is because he and his brothers were programmed to literally not have emotions in utero that will allow them to understand the horrific context of such a situation, and it's treated as a bad thing to do.
  • Flight: He wears high-tech boots that allow him to do this. The Straw Hats wonder, when they first meet him, if it was due to having a Devil Fruit power instead.
  • Forced into Evil: As monstrous he and his other brothers may be, they had their ability to feel and understand positive emotions such as compassion surgically removed by Judge in utero, robbing them of any chance to become good people in the first place. They essentially had no choice but to follow their father's schemes and philosophies because they were made literally unable to comprehend the moral depravity of their actions.
  • Foreshadowing: Reiju explains to the Straw Hats (after Yonji makes an ass of himself) in Chapter 826 that Yonji has not a shred of empathy. It's revealed in Chapter 852 that thanks to Judge's experiments in utero, he and his brothers not named "Sanji" were literally born with no empathy at all.
  • Freudian Excuse: He and his brothers not named "Sanji" act like assholes because Judge taught them that Might Makes Right and Virtue Is Weakness until they embodied his values, causing their bratty behaviors to get worse as they grew up. Judge also experimented on them in utero, against the wishes of their mother, Sora. Sora pulled a Mama Bear by secretly taking a gene modification-reversing drug in a desperate attempt to save her quadruplet sons, but for some reason it only worked on Sanji, who was restored to normal, while Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji have little to no humanity left and are literally incapable of feeling empathy and compassion. Judge's parenting just worsened the effects his experiments had on them.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Subverted. Headphones are standard equipment for Germa 66. He even wears them while off-duty.
  • Hunk: While his three older brothers are all Bishōnen, Yonji is taller and more noticeably muscular and rugged-looking, but still easy on the eyes.
  • Informed Ability: His father, Judge, notes that he's a very formidable fighter, but we've yet to see it, since he was defeated by Sanji.
  • In the Hood: His cloak has a hood which he wore in his debut.
  • Jaw Drop: He does this after seeing Sanji kick Niji in the face, to the point of jaw dislocation.
  • Jerkass:
    • Made his debut by challenging the Straw Hat Pirates to a fight in exchange for the antidote that would save Luffy from an extremely deadly poison. He's not likely to get brownie points with them anytime soon. Lampshaded by Nami and Carrot, who point out that unlike Sanji, Yonji isn't the least bit nice.
    • Also revealed to have frequently participated in his two eldest brothers' bullying of Sanji, whenever he helped starving commoners as children.
  • Kids Are Cruel: He and his other brothers savagely beat Sanji as a child simply for being weak and compassionate, and he showed not even the slightest bit of mercy.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Is drop-kicked into the ocean by Reiju for picking a fight with the Straw Hats at the expense of someone's life (Luffy, who was poisoned). Then he's later beaten up offscreen by his older brother Sanji, whom he frequently bullied as a kid, after reuniting for the first time in years. The beating was implied to have been so vicious that Yonji's face had to be rearranged back to normal by not a doctor, but an engineer using a press machine.
  • Lack of Empathy: Like his eldest brothers, he really doesn't care for anyone but himself. As it turns out, Judge invoked and enforced this trope because he believes Virtue Is Weakness, altering his sons' personalities with genetic engineering at birth so that they literally cannot feel empathy and compassion (though it failed on Sanji thanks to their mother, Sora's interference).
  • Little Big Brother: He's both the youngest and the tallest of the Vinsmoke siblings.
  • Mistaken Identity: Due to their uncanny resemblance, the Straw Hats mistook Yonji for his brother Sanji at first. Yonji is... less than impressed.
    Yonji (angrily): It's Yonji, for crying out loud!
  • Nerves of Steel: As a result of having his emotions tampered with by Judge, he's completely apathetic about the prospect of his own death, showing not the slightest hint of losing his cool when surrounded at gunpoint. He just calmly comments on the situation with a smile.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Big Mom sent barmaids to drink and entertain them. The Vinsmokes easily outdrink all the girls, and Yonji remarks how pathetic they are for not being able to hold such weak liquor despite working at a bar.
  • No-Sell: His raid suit is completely fire-proof as the Big Mom Pirates found out.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Having their emotions suppressed as they are, when surrounded by Big Mom's crew and dead-to-rights at their mercy, all three of Sanji's brothers are cavalier about the whole situation and express no worry or concern about the fact they're about to die, much unlike their father.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Yonji is named after the Japanese word for "four", which unfortunately is an unlucky number in Asian cultures. So far, he has been a Butt-Monkey, defeated by first Reiju with one kick, then by Sanji who disfigured him offscreen (and healed with a press machine).
  • Slasher Smile: Twice; the first was when Yonji challenged the Straw Hats to stealing the antidote for the poison that was killing Luffy. The second was when he sees Ichiji and Niji arrive at Germa's ports, knowing that Sanji must still be afraid of them and anticipating how he reacts to them.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Despite how much they hate each other, he's a pervert just like his brother, drooling over Nami every time he saw her, complete with Sanji's trademark "Heart Eyes". He also referred to Sanji as a "Bastard", which is one of Sanji's go-to-insults. Their similarities don't seem to extend much beyond that though, as Yonji seems to lack Sanji's chivalry and other good traits.
    • He also shares his perverted qualities with Ichiji and Niji, though he seems to be slightly more perverted than they are; while Yonji can't resist Charlotte Pudding's beauty and densely comments about how he'd like to marry her himself, Ichiji and Niji point out that marrying into the Charlotte family would be hell for them.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Save for the hair and the direction of his eyebrows, Yonji is Sanji's spitting image and has the same perverted personality. This caused him to be mistaken for Sanji by the Straw Hat Pirates at first, to his great annoyance.
  • Super Soldier: All of the Vinsmoke children were genetically modified by Judge in order to exceed human limitations and psychologically altered to lack empathy and compassion so he'll become an utterly remorseless killer and warmonger. However, though Sanji was the only one considered a "dud", he is still stronger than Yonji in adulthood, due to undergoing a Training from Hell during the Sabaody arc.
  • Super Toughness: Comes with being a genetically enhanced Super Soldier. He's able to survive being kicked twice and have his broken face fixed with a press machine without any discomfort.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Shares it with his three fraternal quadruplet brothers. He's "Yonji", "Yon" being the Japanese word for four and a reference to the order he was born in among the four of them. His name is also a pun on "four o'clock".
  • Tragic Villain: As monstrous they may be, he and his brothers were literally robbed of all chances to become good people when Judge decided to remove their ability to feel and understand positive emotions in utero, permanently and irrevocably inhibiting their emotional and moral growth as they grew up.
  • Tykebomb: Like all of his siblings, he was genetically modified to be significantly stronger and faster than a grown man when he was merely a child and psychologically altered to lack empathy and compassion so he'll become an utterly remorseless killer and warmonger. On that same note, his father has also been training them to lead armies since they were kids.
  • Use Your Head: One childhood flashback showed him head-butting Sanji pretty hard, helped by his outer skeleton developed from Judge's experiments.
  • Villainous Rescue: In Chapter 869, after Sanji saves his siblings from Big Mom's crew/family, he silently tells them to help out in return. This time, they actually listen to him and help out, saving Nami, Chopper and Carrot from being captured by the enemy.
  • Warrior Prince: Given that he's a prince and a military commander who also takes part in the battles he oversees, Yonji definitely applies.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair to go with his epithet.
  • You Got Spunk: After seeing Nami slapping Sanji for trash-talking Luffy, Yonji says that fierce girls like her are awesome.

    "Black Leg" Vinsmoke Sanji 
See his entry on the Straw Hat Pirates East Blue page.

    "Electric Blue" Vinsmoke Niji 
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Voiced by: Atsushi Miyauchi

"Electric Blue" Niji is Sanji's second-eldest brother and the second son of the Vinsmoke family. A genetically modified Super Soldier, Niji possesses enhanced strength, speed, and endurance that are far beyond a normal human's. He has the ability to produce electricity without a Devil Fruit, and become invisible (which he called "Stealth"). Out of his quadruplet brothers, Niji is extremely violent, petty, and hot-tempered, and due to his upbringing, he's a massive Jerkass and Royal Brat par none.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Shown to be a pervert just like his little brother Sanji, as he ogled Nami on sight after seeing her for the first time, much like his little bro did when he first met her. However, it's pretty much established that he lacks his sibling's chivalry.
  • Amazon Chaser: Like Yonji, he instantly takes a liking to Nami when he sees her fiery personality.
  • Anime Hair: Ridiculous even by One Piece standards; he sports a massive, spiky, downward pompadour that extends about a foot in front of his face. Think of Franky's old hairstyle whenever he ran out of cola, but Up to Eleven.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: As a prince of Germa, he counts as one, given all the bad tropes listed in his folder.
  • Bad Boss: Seems to run in the family. He assaults an innocent cook into unconsciousness for no other reason than to spite Sanji for defending and praising her cooking.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Like his older and younger siblings, he's drop-dead gorgeous compared to his brutish-looking father. He's also a member of the evil Germa 66, and a Royal Brat who is utterly lacking in empathy.
  • Big Brother Bully: Technically older than Sanji due to them being fraternal quadruplets, but he bullied him a lot when they were kids. Even as adults, he never wastes a chance to verbally and physically abuse him.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Sanji's Abel. He took part in bullying Sanji for being a compassionate weakling to the point of making Sanji run away from his family to East Blue, and when he hears about him again after several years, his response is to grit his teeth in anger and call Ichiji out for lying when the latter claimed to be excited to see Sanji. He's also far more open in expressing how he hates Sanji, to the point of trying to kick him during a mealtime dispute.
    • Though he hates all of his brothers, Sanji has a particular hatred for Niji. Niji goes out of his way to continuously mock Sanji at their first family dinner in years, and after he beats up Germa's chef due to Sanji sticking up for her, Sanji points out that Niji is the most vindictive and petty of his family and goes on to express his opinion of him with some... colorful language.
    Sanji: I couldn't even call him "scum", he's the shit beneath them...!
  • Color Motif: His theme is Blue. His epithet is "Electric Blue", and both his hair and his Germa raid suit are colored dark blue.
  • Condescending Compassion: After injuring Cosette (to Sanji's fury), Niji remarks glibly that he would have left her face alone if he'd known Sanji cared.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He and Ichiji ended a civil war on Broccoli Island, that lasted two years, in four hours.
  • Delinquent Hair: As mentioned above, he sports a massive, spiky, downwards pompadour that takes Franky's old pre-Time Skip Cola-depleted hairstyle Up to Eleven.
  • Emotion Suppression: He and his brothers had their ability to feel and understand empathy surgically removed by Judge while in utero, so he can weaponize them. His mother, Sora, took a gene modification-reversing drug to save her sons, but for some reason the drug only worked on Sanji. The others have only a tiny shred of humanity left. Ironically, compared to Ichiji and Yonji, he has a slightly larger emotional capacity, such as his horror towards Big Mom's "library collection", his violent temper (which technically he should not have because of the experiments), and his concern for Reiju when Big Mom strikes her down in Chapter 870.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even he, the most spiteful and bratty of the Vinsmokes, is deeply disturbed to find that Big Mom's "library collection" is full of live humans and animals, and comments on it. Justified; the gene modification-reversing drug that his dead mother, Sora, took to save her sons from becoming remorseless killing machines only managed to preserve what little humanity he had left after Judge experimented on him in utero.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He doesn't understand why Sanji would continue to refuse to act like a proper royal. He is also enraged and disgusted when Sanji defends a lowly cook and eats (and praises) her food that was dropped on the floor. Justified; because he and his brothers were experimented on by Judge while in utero, he literally can't feel or understand empathy. His humanity was surgically removed to become the perfect killing machine.
  • Evil Is Petty: Niji has pretty much established himself as the most spiteful of his siblings. When Sanji chastises him for not eating his food, he hurls the untouched meal at the family cook Cosette. When he's given a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, he launches a kick at Sanji's head. He later beats up Cosette as recompense for Sanji's disrespect.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's arguably the most outwardly unpleasant of Sanji's brothers and, out of the four of them, his voice is the deepest in the anime.
  • Evil Twin: Along with his other two brothers, Niji is Sanji's literal evil twin, as they're quadruplets. Chapter 839 establishes Niji as the opposite of Sanji, with the Hot-Blooded trope cranked Up to Eleven and displayed in the worst way, and possesses absolutely none of Sanji's compassion, appreciation of food, or chivalry towards women and common folk. Justified; he and his brothers had their ability to feel compassion completely removed by Judge because he saw it as a weakness, all before they were even born. Because of it, they literally can't feel empathy or understand the moral depravity of their own actions and the effects they have on others. Their mother, Sora, secretly took a drug that reversed gene-altering surgeries while her sons were still in utero in hopes of preserving their humanity and protecting them from their father, but it only successfully worked on Sanji. His brothers weren't so lucky - they have only a tiny shred of humanity left.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Darkly deconstructed. In Chapter 864, when it becomes apparent that the Vinsmokes will die, he and his brothers decide to accept their fate, knowing that the Charlotte family took their raid suits and weapons so they won't be able to defend themselves when the time was right. Judge, on the other hand, is disturbed by this incredibly lax reception and berates them for their indifference as if he forgot (as Reiju lampshades) that he was responsible for removing their emotions in the first place. The reason why it's deconstructed is because he and his brothers were programmed to literally not have emotions in utero that will allow them to understand the horrific context of such a situation, and it's treated as a bad thing to do.
  • Forced into Evil: As monstrous he and his other brothers may be, they had their ability to feel and understand positive emotions such as compassion surgically removed by Judge in utero, robbing them of any chance to become good people in the first place. They essentially had no choice but to follow their father's schemes and philosophies because they were made literally unable to comprehend the moral depravity of their actions.
  • Freudian Excuse: He and his brothers not named "Sanji" act like assholes because Judge taught them that Might Makes Right and Virtue Is Weakness until they embodied his values, causing their bratty behaviors to get worse as they grew up. Judge also experimented on them in utero, against the wishes of their mother, Sora. Sora pulled a Mama Bear by secretly taking a gene modification-reversing drug in a desperate attempt to save her quadruplet sons, but for some reason it only worked on Sanji, who was restored to normal, while Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji have little to no humanity left and are literally incapable of feeling empathy and compassion. Judge's parenting just worsened the effects his experiments had on them.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He debuted in chapter 828 wearing goggles, which apparently had no purpose. He even wore goggles as a kid for no other reason than Rule of Cool. He even wears them while off-duty.
  • Hate Sink: In-Universe and out, Niji gets hit with this for both his bratty and cruel behavior during the Vinsmoke's family reunion dinner, and for insulting and attacking Cosette, an innocent cook. Sanji, who hates all of his family members (except Reiju and his deceased mother), deems his brother as lower than scum after finding a bloodied and unconscious Cosette. When they encounter each other again in Germa's cloning labs, Sanji immediately goes straight to kicking Niji in the face, and the audience rejoiced. In a meta-sense, when Shonen Jump's 6th popularity poll for One Piece was published, Niji ranked a whopping 94 out of 102 total entries (tied in this spot with Leo and Kuina), falling below the likes of Akainu and Spandam.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: Subverted. Headphones are standard equipment for Germa 66. Just like his goggles, he wears his headphones while off-duty.
  • Hero of Another Story: "Hero" is a bit of a misnomer here, but both he and Ichiji stopped a civil war in Broccoli Island in their debut, and what we saw was the end of it.
  • High Collar of Doom: His cloak has a high collar, and he's a member of the evil Germa 66.
  • Hot-Blooded: Is more easily provoked than his siblings, a trait that he shares with Sanji. Unlike Sanji who plays the trope for comedy and weaponized it, Niji manages to come across as bratty and cruel due to being an evil Underworld prince who is utterly lacking in his brother's compassion. His temper also makes him the most violent of the Vinsmoke children, especially when it comes to Sanji, whom he tries to attack at every opportunity.
  • I Have No Son: A sibling example; while his family (save Reiju and their deceased mother, Sora) hate Sanji for being a weak waste of space, Niji is the most vocal about it, refusing to look at Sanji as his brother until he starts acting like a "proper prince".
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: While having some drinks with his family and discussing with Yonji how they want to party with Nami, Niji (unaware that she's escaped Big Mom's captivity) suggests that they negotiate with Big Mom so they can "have her all to themselves".
  • I'm Standing Right Here: He clearly had no problem bringing up how he and his siblings discussed the many ways Sanji would die after he ran away from home, right within earshot of his brother.
  • Invisibility: He apparently has this ability (he called it "Stealth"), first used on Sanji to sneak behind him.
  • Irony: Niji is the most outwardly unpleasant of Sanji's brothers due to his Hot-Blooded personality, but evidence suggests that he may have actually have slightly more emotion still left in him than Ichiji and Yonji; Niji is the one who shows concern for Reiju when she's attacked by Big Mom while Ichiji could care less and simply states that it's fine for her to die "if she's so weak". He's also the brother who seemed the most disturbed by Big Mom's collection of live humans.
  • Jerkass: Casually brings up the times he and his siblings would talk about the various ways Sanji would die after running away from home during a family dinner within earshot of Sanji. Also throws what is essentially a giant temper tantrum after Sanji chastises him for not finishing his food, and also insults (and is implied to have beaten up) the family cook, Cosette, to punish Sanji for defending her cooking. He probably lost as much brownie points as Yonji and Judge did.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He's the only one who openly states he's excited to be living with Sanji again (Ichiji did say he was excited to see him again too, but Niji called him a liar for it). On its own, the statement would be heartwarming... but given Niji's past with Sanji, it's evident the reason he's excited is that he's looking forward to getting back to bullying Sanji again.
  • Kick the Dog: More like "Kick the Adorable Chef"! He whacks Cosette offscreen for no other reason than to rile up Sanji, and then mocks them both when he comes to her defense.
  • Kids Are Cruel: He participated in his brothers' childhood bullying of Sanji that ultimately caused Sanji to run away from home and flee to East Blue. Of particular note, when he and his siblings were laughing at Sanji's suffering, Niji is seen laughing to the point of tears.
  • Lack of Empathy: He shows no signs of caring about other people, such as how he laughs at Sanji's anger for what he did to the head cook. As it turns out, Judge invoked and enforced this trope because he believes Virtue Is Weakness, altering his sons' personalities with genetic engineering at birth so that they literally cannot feel empathy and compassion (though it failed on Sanji, thanks to his mother, Sora's interference).
  • Nerves of Steel: As a result of having his emotions tampered with by Judge, he's completely apathetic about the prospect of his own death, showing not the slightest hint of losing his cool when surrounded at gunpoint. In fact, he even laughs at the situation and his family's imminent demise, as he merely finds it amusing that they were fooled.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Big Mom sent barmaids to drink and entertain them. The Vinsmokes easily outdrink all the girls.
  • Nobody's That Dumb: After seeing the incredibly large army Big Mom sends out to hunt down Luffy for defeating Charlotte Cracker, he comments that even an idiot wouldn't go up against an enemy so numerous, with total bounties unfathomably huge. A few pages later, Luffy is shown doing the exact same thing.
  • No-Sell: His raid suit is completely fire-proof as the Big Mom Pirates found out.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Having their emotions suppressed as they are by Judge, when surrounded by Big Mom's crew and dead-to-rights at their mercy, all three of Sanji's brothers are cavalier about the whole situation and express no worry or concern about the fact they're about to die, much unlike their father.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: He is named after the Japanese word for "two". He is the second-born son, and is the opposite of Ichiji, who is technically his older brother, in being Hot-Blooded and spiteful while Ichiji is calm and aloof.
  • Only in It for the Money: He stopped an island-wide civil war in four hours... for a fee.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His right eye is covered by his hair, like Sanji.
  • Pretty Boy: He clearly inherited his mother's good looks much like Sanji, though unfortunately, the same can't be said for his personality (courtesy [1] Judge).
  • Red Baron: His epithet, "Electric Blue". Apparently he can produce electricity strong enough to hurt Sanji.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Ichiji's Blue, though it's inverted with their color-themed epithets; unlike Ichiji, he's spiteful and easily irritated, and his response to Sanji chastising him is to throw one gigantic tantrum and assault the family cook. Because of his explosive temper though, all of his siblings act as the Blue Oni to his Red.
  • Royal Brat: He's a member of a royal family that doesn't have real territory to rule over (they're trying to fix that). And while the "brattiness" is shared between the siblings (save Sanji and Reiju), Niji is easily the most prominent due to also having a explosive temper. Such as when Sanji accuses him of being an "ignorant, spoiled prince" when he refuses to eat the food that Cosette cooked for the whole family; his response is to throw one giant temper-tantrum and beat up Cosette to punish Sanji for defending her.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Shares Sanji's Hot-Blooded tendencies as he has an explosive temper, and Sanji's preference in kicking as the first thing he does when attacking his brother is to try kick him in the head (though he does use punches later on). He also has Sanji's perverted habits as he ogled Nami, complete with "Heart Eyes", but as previous appearances had established, he lacks his brother's chivalry.
  • Shock and Awe: Similar to the Minks' Electro technique, Niji is able to produce electricity without a Devil Fruit, which is the source of his epithet ("Electric Blue") and reflected on his lightning-shaped belt buckle. The electricity was powerful enough to stop Sanji dead in his tracks. He later uses his ability against Charlotte Oven in Chapter 869, allowing Chopper who was held captive to get away.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Aside from having a very explosive temper, he's the opposite of Sanji in every way - he's a spoiled, ungrateful, woman-beating brat who has no respect for food and goes out of his way to abuse common folk for no other reason than the sake of it. Even then, Niji's temper, the only thing he shares with Sanji, isn't Played for Laughs like his brother's is, due to how utterly bratty and cruel he is. He also uses his fists in addition to kicking, something that Sanji was taught by Zeff never to do under any circumstance.
    • He's also the opposite of Ichiji, who's calmer, apathetic, and more tactful about expressing his distaste for Sanji.
  • Super Soldier: All of the Vinsmoke children were genetically modified by Judge in order to exceed human limitations and psychologically altered to lack empathy and compassion so he'll become an utterly remorseless killer and warmonger. True to form, Niji is strong enough to cause considerable damage to Sanji in a fight and was able to rebound from his kick easily.
  • Super Toughness: Due to being a genetically enhanced Super Soldier, Niji was able to crack his broken jaw back into position immediately after Sanji broke it with a single kick, apparently without much discomfort at all. A Germa 66 scientist attributed it to some sort of "outer skeleton" the Vinsmoke kids developed (well, everyone except Sanji at least).
  • Theme Twin Naming: Shares it with his three fraternal quadruplet brothers. He's "Niji", "Ni" being the Japanese word for two and a reference to the order he was born in among the four of them. His name is also a pun on "two o'clock".
  • Tragic Villain: As monstrous they may be, he and his brothers were literally robbed of all chances to become good people when Judge decided to remove their ability to feel and understand positive emotions in utero, permanently and irrevocably inhibiting their emotional and moral growth as they grew up.
  • Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: He considers it a "fair fight" when he's got his older brother Ichijii distracting Sanji by saying that the lives of the people in Baratie, especially Red Leg Zeff, would be threatened if Sanji dared to fight back against his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Tykebomb: Like all of his siblings, he was genetically modified to be significantly stronger and faster than a grown man when he was merely a child and psychologically altered to lack empathy and compassion so he'll become an utterly remorseless killer and warmonger. On that same note, his father has also been training them to lead armies since they were kids.
  • Villainous Rescue: In Chapter 869, after Sanji saves his siblings from Big Mom's crew/family, he silently tells them to help out in return. This time, they actually listen to him and help out, saving Nami, Chopper and Carrot from being captured by the enemy.
  • Warrior Prince: Seeing as he and Ichiji stopped a civil war in just four hours, he is definitely this.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Brutalized the family's chef, Cosette, to unconsciousness after Sanji sticks up for her and her cooking. It makes him "lower than scum" in Sanji's eyes.
  • You Got Spunk: Like Yonji, he also likes Nami's fierce attitude.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has dark blue hair to go with his epithet.

     "Sparking Red" Vinsmoke Ichiji 
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Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama

"Sparking Red" Ichiji is the first-born of the Vinsmoke quadruplets and thus one of Sanji's "big brothers". A genetically modified Super Soldier, Ichiji possesses enhanced strength, speed, and endurance that are far beyond a normal human's. Unlike his hot-tempered brothers Niji or Sanji, Ichiji almost never emotes and is the snarkiest of his family, being quick to deliver scathing comments (especially to Sanji).
  • All Men Are Perverts: Shown to be a pervert just like his little brother Sanji, as he ogled Nami on sight after seeing her for the first time, much like his little bro did when he first met her. However, it's pretty much established that he lacks his sibling's chivalry. He's also more levelheaded about women than Sanji or Yonji, as he can calmly ignore Pudding's beauty and point out that marrying into her family is... not such a good idea, to put it mildly.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Ichiji is very cold-hearted and the snarkiest of the Vinsmoke children. Sanji is the only sibling he truly despises, seeing him as an extremely Annoying Younger Sibling for being so compassionate and weak (even though Sanji Took a Level in Badass since then), and won't hesitate to bully him given the opportunity.
  • Anime Hair: He has two massive upward spikes in his hair.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: As a prince of Germa, he counts as one, given all the bad tropes listed in his folder.
  • Bad Boss: Like any Germa 66 commander, he would rather throw away one of his soldier's lives as a Human Shield than attempt to (literally) dodge the bullet himself.
  • Barbaric Bully: To Sanji when they were kids, along with his other two brothers. In fact, he was the one seen doing the most damage in Sanji's flashback, as he brutally pummeled him into the ground with punches. Notably, unlike his other three siblings who are laughing and smiling, Ichiji is scowling as he beats him.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Like his older and younger siblings, he's drop-dead gorgeous compared to his brutish-looking father. He's also a member of the evil Germa 66, and a Royal Brat who is utterly lacking in empathy.
  • Big Brother Bully: He constantly abused and bullied Sanji for being a weakling when they were kids. Even as adults, he never wastes a chance to verbally and physically abuse him.
  • Bishōnen: Even more so than Sanji. It's even reflected in his belt buckle, which represents a single Bishie Sparkle.
  • Blatant Lies: He claims to be excited to see Sanji again after he went missing for several years. Niji calls him a liar.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When a soldier on Broccoli Island confronts him about the deaths of his family caused by their Curb-Stomp Battle, Ichiji's response is to say he doesn't care as he worries about being late for Sanji's wedding to Pudding, and shoots the soldier dead.
  • Cain and Abel: He took part in the bullying that made Sanji run away from his family to East Blue. Several years later when Sanji is picked to marry one of Big Mom's daughters, he has a devious smile as he sarcastically claims to be excited to see him again (in reality, if their childhood is anything to go by, he actually hates his guts).
  • Catch-Phrase: "This is me caring", usually said along with a completely deadpan expression.
  • Color Motif: His theme is Red. His epithet is "Sparking Red", and both his hair and his Germa raid suit are colored bright red. And out of all his siblings, he performed the best under Judge's extremely demanding training regimes.
  • The Comically Serious: Seeing the aloof and snarky Ichiji going gaga over Nami like Sanji did after seeing her for the first time was pretty funny.
  • Cool Shades: Appears in his debut wearing a pair of black shades. He even wears them while off-duty.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He and Niji ended a two-year long civil war on Broccoli Island in four hours.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a dry and sarcastic sense of humor, and most of his interaction with Sanji consists of very scathing remarks on his abilities and motivations.
  • Emotion Suppression: He and his brothers had their ability to feel and understand empathy surgically removed by Judge while in utero, so he can weaponize them. His mother, Sora, took a gene modification-reversing drug to save her sons, but for some reason the drug only worked on Sanji. The others have only a tiny shred of humanity left.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Big Mom's "library collection" really freaked him out. Justified; the gene modification-reversing drug that his dead mother, Sora, took to save her sons from becoming remorseless killing machines only managed to preserve what little humanity he had left after Judge experimented on him in utero.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Like his other siblings and father, he doesn't understand why his brother Sanji would continue to defend and associate with the common folk as it is beneath the dignity of a royal family. Unlike Niji, he's more tactful in expressing it. Justified; because he and his brothers were experimented on by Judge while in utero, he literally can't feel or understand empathy. His humanity was surgically removed to become the perfect killing machine.
  • Evil Twin: Along with his other two brothers, he is Sanji's literal evil twin, as they're quadruplets. Justified; he and his brothers had their ability to feel compassion completely removed by Judge because he saw it as a weakness, all before they were even born. Because of it, they literally can't feel empathy or understand the moral depravity of their own actions and the effects they have on others. Their mother, Sora, secretly took a drug that reversed gene-altering surgeries while her sons were still in utero in hopes of preserving their humanity and protecting them from their father, but it only successfully worked on Sanji. His brothers weren't so lucky - they have only a tiny shred of humanity left.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Darkly deconstructed. In Chapter 864, when it becomes apparent that the Vinsmokes will die, he and his brothers decide to accept their fate, knowing that the Charlotte family took their raid suits and weapons so they won't be able to defend themselves when the time was right. Judge, on the other hand, is disturbed by this incredibly lax reception and berates them for their indifference as if he forgot (as Reiju lampshades) that he was responsible for removing their emotions in the first place. The reason why it's deconstructed is because he and his brothers were programmed to literally not have emotions in utero that will allow them to understand the horrific context of such a situation, and it's treated as a bad thing to do.
  • Fatal Fireworks: His "Sparking Red" epithet comes from his use of "fireworks" as an Elemental Power. From what's been seen, it like a combination of Light 'em Up and Playing with Fire; his punches can release bursts of explosive light energy that visually resemble fireworks going off.
  • Forced into Evil: As monstrous he and his other brothers may be, they had their ability to feel and understand positive emotions such as compassion surgically removed by Judge in utero, robbing them of any chance to become good people in the first place. They essentially had no choice but to follow their father's schemes and philosophies because they were made literally unable to comprehend the moral depravity of their actions.
  • Freudian Excuse: He and his brothers not named "Sanji" act like assholes because Judge taught them that Might Makes Right and Virtue Is Weakness until they embodied his values, causing their bratty behaviors to get worse as they grew up. Judge also experimented on them in utero, against the wishes of their mother, Sora. Sora pulled a Mama Bear by secretly taking a gene modification-reversing drug in a desperate attempt to save her quadruplet sons, but for some reason it only worked on Sanji, who was restored to normal, while Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji have little to no humanity left and are literally incapable of feeling empathy and compassion. Judge's parenting just worsened the effects his experiments had on them.
  • Hero of Another Story: "Hero" is a bit of a misnomer here, but both he and Niji stopped a civil war in Broccoli Island in their debut, and what we saw was the end of it.
  • Human Shield: In Broccoli Island, when a local soldier tries to shoot at him, he simply said 'Wall', and one of his men actually jumped in front of the bullet.
  • Kick the Dog: Jokingly refers to the poor Cosette as a "cripple" after she's been severely beaten by Niji. Also, most of what he says to Sanji is Kicking The Dog, as he repeatedly reminds him of his failures in the past.
  • Kids Are Cruel: He bullied Sanji for being weak and sharing food with starving commoners when they were kids.
  • Lack of Empathy: His response to hearing of Broccoli Island's devastation that resulted from Doflamingo's fall is crippling indifference. It also applies to everything else, caring for no one but himself. As it turns out, Judge invoked and enforced this trope because he believes Virtue Is Weakness, altering his sons' personalities with genetic engineering at birth so that they literally cannot feel empathy and compassion (though it failed on Sanji thanks to their mother, Sora's interference).
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: So far only implied. He's associated with the color red and is shown to have consistently performed the best out of his siblings in the ridiculous Training from Hell tests that Judge put them through as children.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His hair is quite a bit longer than Sanji's and is obviously more meticulously styled, making him appear even more Bishōnen than his brother.
  • Nerves of Steel: As a result of having his emotions tampered with by Judge, he's completely apathetic about the prospect of his own death, showing not the slightest hint of losing his cool when surrounded at gunpoint. He even calls Judge's (understandable) panic at the situation "pathetic".
  • Never Gets Drunk: Big Mom sent barmaids to drink and entertain them. The Vinsmokes easily outdrink all the girls.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Pummeled Sanji into a bloodied, bruised mess when they were kids. Sanji did attempt to punch him first, but he couldn't do any damage at all.
  • No-Sell: As a child, his Super Soldier enhancements allowed him to ignore Sanji's punch, and proceeded to beat him into the ground. His raid suit is also completely fire-proof as the Big Mom Pirates found out.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Having their emotions suppressed as they are, when surrounded by Big Mom's crew and dead-to-rights at their mercy, all three of Sanji's brothers are cavalier about the whole situation and express no worry or concern about the fact they're about to die, much unlike their father.
  • Not So Above It All: Even he was not above ogling Nami and getting "Heart Eyes" like his little brother Sanji did when he first met her in the Baratie Arc.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: He is named after the Japanese word for "one". Although his older sister Reiju is the original firstborn child, he is the firstborn son. He's also the polar opposite of his (technically) younger brother Niji, being calm and collected while Niji is Hot-Blooded and spiteful.
  • Only in It for the Money: He stopped an island-wide civil war in four hours... for a fee.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His right eye is covered by his hair, like Sanji.
  • Personality Powers: Inverted. He's calm, cold, and aloof, but he has vibrant, fireworks' themed Elemental Powers.
  • Red Baron: His epithet, "Sparking Red".
  • Red Is Violent: The red-themed Vinsmoke is also one of the Germa 66's commanders and violently abused his little brother both in the past and the present. Downplayed in that he's practically the calmest of the siblings, but he's still a dangerous man nonetheless.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Niji's Red, though it's inverted with their color-themed epithets.
  • The Reliable One: Since he's the most serious out of the siblings, he's the most focus on any task. While the Vinsmokes are escorting Caesar Clown and Capone Bege out of Big Mom's wedding venue, he's the only one to stay by them or focus on their safety as he ignores Reiju and Judge getting hurt from Big Mom's attack while Niji and Yonji worry about them and abandon Caesar and Bege to help their father.
  • Shared Family Quirks: Sanji shares his ability to keep a cool head (the difference is that Ichiji has a crippling indifference to everything). He also has Sanji's perverted habits as he ogled Nami, complete with "Heart Eyes", but as previous appearances had established, he lacks his brother's chivalry.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He's far more tactful and levelheaded than his younger Hot-Blooded brothers Niji and Sanji (though Niji is far more violent than Sanji while Hot-Blooded). And thanks to Judge's experiments, he can't comprehend benevolent actions and emotions, unlike Sanji.
  • Sinister Shades: His sunglasses, while cool-looking, don't hide the fact that he's a Germa 66 commander and an asshole like his father, Judge, and younger quadruplet brothers, Niji and Yonji. As mentioned before, he wears his shades while off-duty.
  • The Stoic: He's more aloof and emotionally reserved than his older and younger siblings. Must be his sunglasses.
  • Super Soldier: All of the Vinsmoke children were genetically modified by Judge in order to exceed human limitations and psychologically altered to lack empathy and compassion so he'll become an utterly remorseless killer and warmonger.
  • Super Speed: Thanks to Judge's genetic enhancements, he can run faster than the average human enough to avoid getting hit by Perospero's candy blasts and deck him in the face multiple times.
  • Super Toughness: Apparently he developed an outer skeleton due to being a Super Soldier Tykebomb, which enhanced his durability. So when Sanji attempted to punch him when they were kids, it made a metallic noise and he ended up hurting his own hand.
  • Tattooed Crook: He has a large tribal tattoo encircling the number "1" on his arm.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Shares it with his three fraternal quadruplet brothers. He's "Ichiji", "Ichi" being the Japanese pronunciation for one and a reference to the order he was born in among the 4 of them. His name is also a pun on "one o'clock".
  • Tragic Villain: As monstrous they may be, he and his brothers were literally robbed of all chances to become good people when Judge decided to remove their ability to feel and understand positive emotions in utero, permanently and irrevocably inhibiting their emotional and moral growth as they grew up.
  • Tykebomb: Like all of his siblings, he was genetically modified to be significantly stronger and faster than a grown man when he was merely a child and psychologically altered to lack empathy and compassion so he'll become an utterly remorseless killer and warmonger. On that same note, his father has also been training them to lead armies since they were kids.
  • Villainous Rescue: In Chapter 869, after Sanji saves his siblings from Big Mom's crew/family, he silently tells them to help out in return. This time, they actually listen to him and help out, saving Nami, Chopper and Carrot from being captured by the enemy.
  • Warrior Prince: Seeing as he and Niji stopped a civil war in just four hours, he is definitely this.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has red hair to go with his epithet.

    "Poison Pink" Vinsmoke Reiju 
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Voiced by: Michiko Neya

"Poison Pink" Reiju is the only daughter and oldest child of the Vinsmoke family, as well as Sanji's older sister. A genetically modified Super Soldier, Reiju possesses enhanced strength, speed, and endurance that are far beyond a normal human's. She has the ability to consume all types of poisons no matter how deadly, and suffer no ill side-effects from it afterwards. Although she supports her family's warmongering on the surface, her heart and personal suggests otherwise, especially when it comes to Sanji.
  • Absolute Cleavage:
    • Reiju's Germa 66 outfit leaves everything from her cleavage down to her navel exposed.
    • Averted with her civilian outfit.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: All of her younger brothers not named "Sanji" exaggerate this trope to horrifying degrees. While they never laid a hand on her, Reiju feared they would if they saw her true colors, so she pretended to side with them and laugh whenever she saw them beat up Sanji. Deep down, she is completely disgusted with their Lack of Empathy that was the direct result of being experimented on by Judge in utero.
  • Anti-Villain: Deconstructed. She supports her family's activities, but that's only because she was physically and psychologically modified by Judge to always obey his orders, despite having some capacity to resist him. In truth, she's utterly disgusted with their violent actions, their Lack of Empathy, and their horrific abuse of her brother, Sanji, one of two people (the other being her dead mother) whom she (secretly) adores; it's her utter fear of being abused like Sanji was as a kid that keeps her relying on a Jerkass Façade so that her father and other brothers wouldn't suspect a thing. She also hates herself for both participating in her family's warmongering and condoning them, to the point where she wants herself and her family to die so the world will become a better place without their cruel, bloodthirsty presence, just to atone for the horrible things she did in the name of Germa. The only family member she thinks deserves to live is Sanji, who has their mother's empathy and living proof that Sora's Heroic Sacrifice was not in vain.
  • The Atoner: Becomes this when she finds out Big Mom's plan to murder her and her family. Rather than try and escape the island, she simply resigns herself to her fate, deciding that all of them deserve to die anyway for the atrocities they've committed as members of Germa 66.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: When Sanji returns to Germa, he shows Reiju the cold shoulder. Reiju in turn keeps telling Sanji that she is not on his side and that she wouldn't help him. When she treats his wounds after his fight with Judge, she also uses the opportunity to put explosive bracelets on him, to force him to go through with the marriage. Yet she never participated in bullying him, like his brothers did, as she was scared that she would be their next target if she stood up to them. She also privately patched Sanji up whenever his brothers brutally beat him and ultimately helped Sanji flee from his hellish life in Germa, tearfully telling him to not come back. When Sanji learns of Big Mom's plans to kill the Vinsmokes, he immediately tells Reiju, who was given Fake Memories and Laser-Guided Amnesia by Pudding. He makes it clear that he doesn't give a damn about his father or his brothers — the only one he doesn't want dead is Reiju, but she urges him to flee with his friends and leave her behind. And the explosive bracelets she put on him? They're duds. She switched them out before she put them on Sanji.
  • Badass Cape: While all of her family members (sans Sanji) have capes, hers is unique because it resembles the wings of a butterfly.
  • Badass Princess: She is a member of the Vinsmoke family, a royal family of assassins, and fights just as well as her brothers. Her debut consisted of her sending Yonji into the ocean with one kick, and saving Luffy by consuming a deadly poison that was killing him with no side-effects afterwards.
  • Bait the Dog: Inverted. You'd think, her just laughing at Sanji when he was bullied by her brothers would make her unsympathetic. And you wouldn't be wrong... except when it's revealed that she only did so because she was afraid of getting bullied herself if she actually steps in to stop, and she does tend to Sanji's wounds in secret. She's also Sanji's only sibling that has enough empathy.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Double-subverted. At first you'd think she's bad as her relatives just by her acting incredibly snobbish and laughing at Sanji's childhood bullying, but she did save Luffy from a fatal poison as thanks for looking after her brother. Then it's revealed that she's the only one besides Sanji who inherited their dead mother's kindness. She genuinely cares for Sanji and is pretty disgusted by her father and other brothers' Jerkass behavior, but she fears being abused herself, so she puts on a carefully-crafted facade so they wouldn't know how she truly feels.
  • Beneath the Mask: She appears to fully support the Germa's ambitions and doesn't care about Sanji, laughing at his misery, but in truth she is disgusted by her other brothers' behavior and Lack of Empathy, and thinks that her family (sans Sanji) deserves to die, as they are nothing but murderers that the world doesn't need.
  • Big Brother Bully: "Sister" in Reiju's case; while she didn't have any direct participation in Sanji's childhood bullying at the hands of her brothers, she was perfectly willing to turn a blind eye whenever it happened. Subverted however in that it's only true because she actually genuinely cares for Sanji, but she's forced to laugh along with her other brothers to avoid being bullied by them.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Eventually gets hers pressed very, very hard by witnessing Sanji's suffering under her father and other brothers, though due to her own fear of being abused as well, she could only help Sanji in secret. It's when Sanji was left to rot in the dungeons by Judge does she decide to act, and helps him escape and run away from home, while tearfully telling him to find people who will love him. As an adult, she demands prompt medical attention for her brother after Niji, the scumbag that he is, uses blackmail to beat Sanji into submission, and tends to him in an extremely caring manner.
  • Bystander Syndrome: As a kid, while she never participated in bullying Sanji, she would stand by the sidelines and laugh alongside her brothers. Until she couldn't take it anymore after Sanji was left to rot in the dungeons and secretly helped him escape, tearfully telling him to never go back and that he'll definitely find people who will treat him the way he deserves.
  • Cain and Abel: Averted. She greatly cares for Sanji, but avoided helping Sanji while he was being bullied by their brothers because she feared for her own life if she ever decided to show "weakness" in front of her family - that is, anyone who's not "Sanji" or "Sora". She was responsible for secretly dressing up Sanji's wounds during downtime, freeing Sanji from the dungeons after Judge left him there to rot, and helping Sanji run away to East Blue, all while telling him to find people who will give him the proper love and attention he needs.
  • Color Motif: Pink. Her epithet is "Poison Pink", and her Germa raid suit is pink.
  • Cool Big Sis: Reiju is the nicest of the Vinsmokes, capable of showing at least some capacity of empathy, and would tend to Sanji's wounds whenever he was beaten up by his brothers. Though she never tried to defend Sanji in their childhood, it was later justified with her fear of being abused herself, and furthermore, she helped him to finally escape the Germa Kingdom.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Just look at her pic above. Combined with her insanely long legs, her "skirt" effectively covers only about 5% of her body height.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her deceased mother Sora, who opposed Judge's plans, secretly took a drug that reversed his alterations to save her sons from becoming his weapons but also slowly killing her, with Sanji being the only one who was saved. Reiju's childhood was spent training to become a Germa commander, but because Sanji failed to catch up and showed kindness, her other brothers Ichiji, Yonji, and Niji viciously bullied him, while Judge dismissed him as a "failure" who doesn't deserve to live. Reiju hated her family's abuse of Sanji, but she feared being mistreated as well if she sided with him openly, so she can only help him in secret. Eventually she helped Sanji escape Germa, but she had to stay behind and commit more atrocities with her remaining family that made her feel more and more disgusted with herself - to the point where she expresses to Sanji in the present-day Totto Land arc her wish to be killed with the rest of the Vinsmokes by Big Mom because she sees herself as a war machine who will only continue to blight the world if she lives.
  • Death Seeker: Upon hearing the info from Sanji, Reiju doesn't plan to oppose Big Mom's plans to kill the entire Vinsmoke family and the Germa 66, stating that they are nothing but destroyers and murderers who deserve it. While Sanji couldn't care less about his father and his brothers, he doesn't want Reiju to die as well, to which she responds that she cannot disobey their father and that she deserves to die as well, as her hands are also dirty.
  • Emotion Suppression: A different case compared to her brothers. Ichiji, Niji and Yonji had their compassion and empathy outright removed, while they were inside their mother's womb. Reiju merely hides such emotions behind a smile. When she is alone or with Sanji, she doesn't hold back her tears.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Out of all the Vinsmoke children, Reiju is the hardest to read. While it seems she fully supports her family's ideals and goals, she also aided the Straw Hats by saving Luffy's life and seems to be the only member of her family to care for Sanji. This even extends to her childhood: while she laughed alongside her brothers at Sanji's weakness, she never directly participated in it and even patched Sanji up afterwards, claiming that she only laughs alongside them to avoid them bullying her as well. She's eventually not so enigmatic when it's revealed she really does care about him, even sincerely crying for him, and only allowed the bullying because she feared for her own well-being.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: The princess of the Germa 66, and the only good member of the Vinsmoke family along with Sanji.h
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Subverted. At first, she tells Sanji that she can't understand why he would want to return to a "puny" pirate group instead of just staying with their extravagantly wealthy, powerful family and get married into another such family. Later though, it becomes clear that this was merely a Jerkass Façade and she was just trying to get him to make the choice that she thought would keep him safe.
  • Fake Memories: Pudding uses her Devil Fruit powers to alter Reiju's memories after she shoots her, making her believe that the gunshot wound in her leg came from a stray bullet fired by a random soldier. She also throws in some Laser-Guided Amnesia to make Reiju forget her evil nature as well as the Big Mom pirates' plan to kill the Vinsmokes. Thankfully, though, Sanji was eavesdropping on the whole thing and was able to tell her what really happened.
  • Family Theme Naming: Despite not being one of the quadruplets, she shares their number theme naming, only with the more feminine "ju" as a suffix rather than the masculine "ji".
  • Flight: She wears high-tech boots that allow her to do this.
  • Foil:
    • Can be seen as one to Nefeltari Vivi from Alabasta, as both are princesses. Vivi is a kind-hearted and selfless person who, while willing to defend her friends and allies, believes in using diplomatic means to resolve conflicts. Reiju is a Badass Princess who directly takes part in her battles and is a very competent fighter, but she is also snobbish, looking down on commoners and believing in Might Makes Right. It helps that Vivi's kingdom is based in a desert, while the Vinsmoke dynasty lives on an ocean kingdom made up of ships that's constantly moving. Reiju's actually not so evil, however.
    • As of Chapter 850, she becomes one to Charlotte Pudding. Both are children of royalty (Judge is a king; Big Mom is an Emperor) who grew up in different ways (Reiju was engineered from childhood to be a Tykebomb Super Soldier, while Pudding was excessively pampered), and both are close to Sanji (older sister and fiancee). Both rely on masks to hide their true character for different reasons; Reiju hides her compassion under snooty indifference and genuinely cared for Sanji, while Pudding is incredibly cruel and sadistic underneath her sweetness. Reiju was Sanji's one silver lining growing up in an abusive household, while Pudding played Sanji like a fiddle and used the marriage ploy as a means to get him to trust her, on Big Mom's orders, until the chance came to murder him and his entire family. It's made apparent once they are alone, with Pudding dropping the act while Reiju never loses her mask.
  • Forced into Evil: Though she retains her emotions and at least some capacity to rebel (such as the fact that the bracelets she put on Sanji were actually fakes), she apparently cannot fully disobey her father's orders thanks to the alterations he made to her mind. She hates herself for it, believing her to be an accomplice to her family's crimes.
  • Foreshadowing: Her butterfly cape, which differs from the simple black/white capes her father and brothers not named "Sanji" wear, and the fact she cured Luffy of a deadly fish poison for no other reason than his being one of Sanji's dearest friends provides clues that she is not like the rest of her family at all.
  • Freudian Excuse: She acts cold and indifferent because when she was little, she saw her little brother Sanji be mercilessly bullied by his younger and older fraternal quadruplet brothers Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji for displaying kindness, while her father dismissed him as a "failure" who doesn't deserve to live. She fears the same thing happening to her if she lets her true colors show, so she puts on a carefully-crafted facade all the time.
  • Good All Along: It's revealed a few chapters after her introduction that she's actually much more compassionate than her father or brothers (other than Sanji), but she has to hide it from her family under a cold disposition. It's at least hinted in her introduction in that she willingly helps Luffy's poisoning problem simply because he is Sanji's friend, despite them being on different sides.
  • Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: While she was involved in Judge's numerous quests of power - which includes invading cities - she doesn't like doing any of it, but she can't disobey him either.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a headband in her hair when not in her Germa 66 uniform.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She tells Sanji to forget about Germa and leave with his Straw Hat friends while she stays behind to be killed with the rest of her family by Big Mom because she thinks she doesn't deserve to live and so Sanji could be free.
  • Irony: She calls Sanji out for "daring to come back to the family". This is despite Sanji being unwillingly carried by Capone Bege.
  • Jerkass Façade: To cope with being Forced into Evil, she pretends to be snobby and indifferent towards those poorer and weaker than her (like Judge and her brothers would do). But, in reality, she's not nearly as full of herself as she let's on and she drops the act easily when it's no longer necessary. Even then, her facade was very shallow and she couldn't help but be polite to the Straw Hats when she first met them.
  • Kiss of Life: Reiju sucked out the poison that harmed Luffy through his mouth, saving his life.
  • Lack of Empathy: Averted. While she has the same genetic modifications as the other siblings, unlike them (sans Sanji), she does feel sympathy and empathy for others.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Of the positive kind. As children, Reiju often treated Sanji's wounds whenever he was beaten black and blue by their cruel brothers, and when Sanji was left in the dungeons by Judge to rot, Reiju freed him and helped Sanji run away to East Blue. Years later, Sanji gets medical attention for Reiju after he finds her being tormented by Charlotte Pudding, and despite Reiju's pleas to let her be killed by Big Mom, Sanji goes back and saves her (and the rest of the family) anyway during their darkest hour.
  • Lecherous Licking: After sucking the poison out of Luffy's body, Reiju performs one of these, to the shock and embarrassment of Luffy's friends.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Enforced by Judge, who altered her mind with Lineage Factor surgeries so she'll become a warmonger like him. It wasn't completely successful; she has her deceased mother Sora's kindness, although she has to hide it to everyone except to her mom and Sanji. And like Sora, who saved Sanji from becoming a weapon for Judge, Reiju plans to stay and be killed along with her family by Big Mom so Sanji will be truly free from the family.
  • Loophole Abuse: Those explosive bracelets Judge had her put on Sanji to ensure his compliance with the Arranged Marriage to Pudding? He never explicitly specified if they should be actually working.
  • Mafia Princess: A literal one due to her family's royal status. While it looks like that Reiju is aware of her family's activities and wholly supports their ideals of Might Makes Right, in truth, she's shown to fear her brothers and father after seeing what they did to Sanji as kids and is pretty disgusted by their Lack of Empathy; all those smiles were actually a carefully crafted facade not to show her true feelings..
  • Meaningful Name: "Rei" means "zero" and she is born before her younger brothers, who are named after numbers 1 to 4.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: She's shown having endured one at the end of chapter 849, though the suspect is not revealed. After The Reveal in chapter 850, it's safe to conclude it was done at Pudding's order.
  • Not Hyperbole: Turns out, when she said that Yonji "doesn't have the slightest shred of humanity" in their debut, she meant it literally. Due to Judge's experiments, her brothers (sans Sanji) do not have the ability to feel compassion or empathy.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: As mentioned above, Reiju is named after the Japanese word for "zero". She is the original firstborn of the Vinsmoke family, and predates her younger fraternal quadruplet brothers who are named after numbers 1 to 4.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: She's the only girl in her family. All of her younger siblings are guys.
  • Parental Favoritism: Flashbacks revealed that she and her brother Sanji had most of their mother's attention when she was still alive, because they kept visiting her while she was ill whenever they were both able, and they still retained their compassion unlike their other brothers who had theirs outright surgically removed by Judge.
  • Pet the Dog: Subverted. She's the only one of her family concerned with Sanji's best interests. That being said, she puts her own spin on it and makes it clear it isn't a priority. Then it's double-subverted in Chapter 840, where it's revealed that she does care for Sanji, but she's too afraid of being abused as well to directly help him, so she's stuck with smiling and playing along.
    • In her first appearance, unlike Yonji, she is willing to help Luffy and saves him from poisoning, as he is Sanji's friend.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Her Germa raid suit is pink, and she's the only one of her family (besides Sanji and her dead mother) who still retains a capacity for empathy and a working moral compass.
  • Poisonous Person: Reiju is known as "Poison Pink"; when Luffy almost died due to a poison so strong that his antibodies could barely keep him alive, Reiju sucked it right out with no ill effect. Unlike others with poison-related powers like Caesar Clown, she is a kind and empathetic person who hides behind a Jerkass Façade to protect herself from being abused by her father and brothers not named "Sanji".
  • Pretty Butterflies: Her Badass Cape is shaped like a butterfly.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: She only listens to her father's orders because she has to, and in truth, she doesn't actually enjoy having to murder people and take their lands. When the opportunity comes up, she'd rather just let herself be killed than try to do anything to save herself.
  • Red Baron: Her epithet, "Poison Pink". She sucked out and consumed a poison that was killing Luffy with no bad side-effects.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pink hair, but despite being a member of Germa 66, she hated her family's atrocious actions and only supported them for fear of retribution. Only Sanji and her dead mother brought out her true character.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Reiju wears an ascot, and her debut consisted of her drop-kicking her little brother, Yonji, several feet high into the air and saving Straw Hat Luffy from a deadly poison with a kiss.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: When she first appeared, she rather flirtatiously gives the dying Luffy a Kiss of Life in front of his friends without the slightest hint of shame. Even when she meets Luffy again in Big Mom's castle, she wears only a shirt and panties, but is not embarrassed.
  • She's Got Legs: Does she ever! They're actually quite disproportionately long compared to the rest of her body.
  • Shoo the Dog: After learning of Big Mom's plans to kill off the Vinsmokes from Sanji, Reiju tries to get Sanji to leave Totto Land with the Straw Hats, as she saw herself and the rest of their family as nothing but ruthless murders who do nothing but wreak destruction upon the world. It doesn't work, as it only motivates Sanji to come back with the Straw Hats and try save his family and eventually succeeds.
  • So Proud of You: Every time Sanji shows his kindness and compassion, Reiju is seen with a soft and sincere smile on her face. Eventually, as they pour their hearts out to each other during their Darkest Hour, Reiju admits that she never once saw him as a failure — rather, she saw him as proof that their mother's sacrifice was not in vain, and is immensely proud of the man he has become.
  • Stepford Smiler: Arguably her defining character trait. She didn't want to laugh at Sanji during his abuse but had to play along to avoid being a target herself, tending to his injuries only when they were alone. Eventually, in private, she cried for him.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • She looks exactly like her brother Sanji if he was turned into a woman, and also shares his perverted tendencies and preference in kicking. By extension, she also bears a general resemblance to her other brothers- especially Ichiji since he's a Long-Haired Pretty Boy.
    • She's also the spitting image of her late mother, except a bit fiercer-looking.
  • Suck Out the Poison: She does this to Luffy to save him from Armored Stonefish venom that even he can't handle. The point is actually made that this should be dangerous to her, but her genetic modifications make her completely immune to poison.
  • Super Soldier: All of the Vinsmoke children were genetically modified by Judge in order to exceed human limitations.
  • Super Strength: Part of her enhancement was to increase her strength tremendously, such that she can do an easy Barehanded Bar Bending to open Sanji's cell. She later manages to pull a running Luffy (himself a considerably strong guy) effortlessly into her room.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's the only Vinsmoke and Germa 66 commander who is capable of empathy, and the only one of Sanji's siblings who doesn't act like a complete dick. She's willing to acknowledge that Sanji now Took a Level in Badass instead of continuing to dismiss him as the weakling he once was as a child, and when Sanji stood up for the family cook, Cosette, she just smiled as if in admiration. Eventually, she is shown to genuinely care for Sanji and disapprove of her other siblings and their utter Lack of Empathy, even if circumstances don't allow her to help Sanji outright.
  • Tykebomb: Like all of her siblings, she was genetically modified to be significantly stronger and faster than a grown man when she was merely a child. On that same note, her father has also been training them to lead armies since they were kids. Like all of her siblings, Reiju also had her mind altered to make her obey her father's words; although this doesn't take away her compassion unlike what would happen later with her siblings other than Sanji, she would later become so guilt-ridden for condoning her family's horrible actions and vicious bullying of Sanji because of her emotional capacity to understand them, that she desperately wants to die.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Judge isn't Gonk by any means, but he is ugly and brutish-looking when compared to his beautiful daughter Reiju. Even his sons are hot as well.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Shares the curly eyebrows with her quadruplet brothers, including Sanji.
  • Villain Respect: She was greatly impressed with how strong Sanji had gotten over the years while watching his duel with their father. She outright calls him a "beast". She's not actually a villain, though, and in fact she likes praising Sanji any time she could.
  • What You Are in the Dark: She secretly fixed up Sanji's wounds inflicted by their brothers' vicious bullying and abuse when they were children, instead of leaving him to die. This ultimately allowed Sanji to survive his horrendous childhood long enough to run away to East Blue. Which he did thanks to Reiju's help, as she broke him out and tearfully encouraged him to find people who'll treat him the way he deserves.
  • Women Are Wiser: She's "the girl" among the Vinsmoke children and the only one, aside of Sanji, who has a more or less working moral compass. Though, given Judge's "Lineage Factor" experiments on her siblings to make them amoral Super Soldiers, it's certainly not for a lack of trying.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: When Sanji learns from Reiju that his mother Sora died to save Sanji from becoming a Tykebomb with an utter Lack of Empathy by taking a drug that reversed Judge's Lineage Factor surgeries, he starts believing her death was his fault. Reiju tells him Sora did not regret her Heroic Sacrifice and saw Sanji's kindness as her greatest deed.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Invoked by her after rescuing Sanji from the dungeons; she directed him to a cruise ship and told him to never come back to the Germa Kingdom, under any circumstances, and find people who will give him the love and care his own family lacks. Sanji does, however, get pulled back to his home much later on.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair : She has pink hair to go with her epithet. It serves as a hint that she's actually a good-natured person despite her position.

    "The Garuda" Vinsmoke Judge 
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Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori

Sanji's father, the patriarch of the Vinsmoke family, and leader of the Germa Kingdom and its military. A large and physically-imposing man, Judge earned infamy for starting the "Four Nation Coup", an event where he forcibly took over the North Blue region and ruled it for a number of years with his military might and an iron fist. Although his family doesn't rule that particular territory anymore, Judge plans to take over the North Blue once again to demonstrate the strength of his family and army. To that end, he tries to arrange a marriage between Sanji and one of Big Mom's daughters, Charlotte Pudding.
  • Abusive Parent: Like Big Mom, he sure as hell isn't going to win any "Parent of the Year" awards. To wit -
    • He gave Sanji the same Tykebomb enhancements his fraternal quadruplet brothers received, but Sanji turned out to be no stronger than a normal kid and remained kind and compassionate when he should have none because Sanji's mother, Sora, gave up her life by taking a gene modification-reversing drug to protect her sons from Judge's plans and preserve their humanity; it worked with Sanji, but failed with Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji; because of that, he forever deemed him a "failure" and a shame to the Vinsmoke legacy. He let his other sons viciously bully Sanji for his weaknesses, and finally forced an iron mask on Sanji and left him in the dungeons to rot, while lying to his Germa subjects that Sanji "died in a training accident". However, he was unwilling to let Sanji die, let alone kill him, so he secretly sent him meals while he was imprisoned, and let him run away from home on the condition that Sanji never reveal his birthright to anyone. Years later, Sanji would admit that Zeff, for all his insults and hard hands, made a better father than Judge ever did.
    • He also enabled Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji's incredibly atrocious behaviors to the point where they became utterly cruel and abusive Royal Brats as adults. He also experimented on them in utero and removed their humanity, against the wishes of their mother, Sora, so they can become efficient warmongers who are literally incapable of feeling compassion, hence why the three became assholes. Sora risked her life by taking a gene modification-reversing drug to protect them, but only succeeded in saving their brother Sanji and ended up killing herself.
    • He also modified his eldest child and only daughter Reiju with similar enhancements but unlike her brothers, who had their empathy outright surgically removed, she was only programmed to follow her father's orders, with her emotions and ability to understand the morality of her actions still intact. So even if Reiju wants to disobey, she's restricted to doing so in a way that doesn't go completely against what her father asked of her. He also, through letting her brother Sanji be severely mistreated his entire childhood, made Reiju so utterly terrified for her life that she became a Stepford Smiler so she wouldn't be singled out for showing weakness, too. She also became so utterly consumed with guilt and self-loathing that she wished for herself and her family to be killed by Big Mom on the day of Sanji's wedding, seeing her father and brothers (save for her deceased mother, Sora, and Sanji) as heartless murderers who will only blight the world if they continue living. That's how broken this poor girl is.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Judge cries for somebody to save him when he and his family are surrounded by the Charlotte Family and facing certain death, which even one of his "beloved sons" (Ichiji) calls pathetic.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Sanji. Sanji even admits to himself that his birth father never gave him a single decent memory.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He believes that a "proper" member of a royal family should be someone strong and not bend down to help starving and impoverished "rats", as it is beneath the dignity of royalty. He has successfully hammered this belief into all of his children save for two (Sanji and Reiju).
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Well, he didn't take over the North Blue simply by hugging and befriending everybody...
  • Badass Mustache: Judge has a pointy black mustache and was the former ruler of North Blue. Like them, Judge is a powerful fighter as well.
  • Bad Boss: Pretty much a given for a Germa 66 commander. He uses his own men as shields and kills one by stabbing through him with a massive spear just to reach Sanji on the other side.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: For a while, he seems to be one of the main antagonists of the Totland arc. Except that Big Mom, the actual Big Bad, was playing him for a sap and planned on killing his entire family and taking their assets.
  • Blackmail: Judge threatens to kill Zeff, Sanji's father-figure, if Sanji steps out of line or refuses to obey his orders.
  • Blade on a Stick: During his fight with Sanji, he wields a big spear that can channel electricity.
  • Blood Knight: Wants to wage war with every nation in the North Blue, and unlike most kings in the setting, he fights alongside his army as its commander.
  • Break the Haughty: In chapter 864, he goes through one as he not only realizes that Big Mom and her crew are about to kill him and his family, but is forced to face this in one of the most humiliating ways possible.
  • Cool Chair: He has a throne with a horned skull motif, which is kind of cool. He even sits and eats there during meal times!
  • Cool Mask: He wears a mask that makes him look like he could fit right in the wrestling ring.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He uses any means at his disposal in his fight with Sanji, including using his own soldiers as human shields, kicking Sanji while he's down, and utilizing advanced weaponry against the unarmed Sanji to ensure that the fight ends decisively. He does offer to allow Sanji to use weapons, but after the latter refuses, he doesn't hesitate to attack him anyway.
  • The Coup: Was involved in the "Four Nation Coup" where he disposed all of the North Blue's rulers and took power for himself. He keeps a portrait of the event in his palace (which Sanji finds extremely distasteful), and plans to do it again.
  • Creating Life Is Bad: Together with Vegapunk and others, he discovered the "Lineage Factor", which allows him to pioneer the usage of cloning and gene modification. His clone armies are programmed to have Undying Loyalty to their creators so they don't have a problem with being carelessly used as Human Shields and discarded by Judge and his family. The clones themselves are also completely unaware of their true nature.
  • Curbstomp Battle: He ends up on the receiving end of one when he tries to attack Big Mom, as she shatters his spear easily with her teeth and smites him with a bolt of lightning for his troubles.
  • Debt Detester: Though he still has no love for Sanji, Judge decides to risk his life and help him escape from the Big Mom pirates because he hates the idea of being indebted to somebody he always considered a "failure".
  • The Don: The patriarch of the Vinsmoke family, a Badass Family of assassins.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • He planned to have Pudding live in the Germa Kingdom after her wedding so his family can use her as a hostage against Big Mom's crew in case they get funny ideas. In fact, Pudding and Big Mom have arranged to have them all murdered at the wedding, so they can steal Judge's prized cloning technologies for themselves.
    • He has Reiju fit Sanji with exploding bracelets to make him comply with their demands. The bracelets are fake; Reiju switched them without his knowledge.
    • He robbed three of his sons of their ability to feel humanizing emotions, not wanting anything that could soften them. None of them show any concern about being murdered when the family gets cornered, while he freaks out at their apathy, saying something's wrong with them, when he's the reason why they're like this in the first place. Even more telling, while they don't show any sign of caring that they're gonna be killed, Judge bursts into tears.
  • Elemental Punch: He can electrify his special shoe to do a powerful kick.
  • Emperor Scientist: The 'Scientist' part applied in his youth, when he was on a research team and peer to Dr. Vegapunk himself. During their research, they discovered the 'Lineage Factor', allowing Judge to subsequently pioneer the usage of cloning and gene modification. As for the 'Emperor' part, being the King of Germa, he is responsible for the Raid Suit technology, his children's superhuman powers and the Clone Army that Germa 66 employs, in order to one day reconquer the North Blue.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Even Judge; who thinks that a painting of himself standing proud over a burnt-out battlefield, with the bruised and (implied-to-be) decapitated heads of the four kings whose nations he crushed, would look nice in his palace, regards the Yonkou Big Mom as "deranged". Thus, he would only agree to a political marriage with one of her daughters, if said son was merely expedient to him. Which is where Sanji came in.
    • Also seen in Sanji's backstory. As much as he hated how useless Sanji to him was, while he did lock Sanji up, he did not try to outright kill him (which may explain how Sanji was still given food from above). He was notably very glad that Sanji wanted to leave out of his own volition, but not before making sure Sanji would never tell anyone that he is his father.
    • After being saved by Sanji and listening to his resolve, Judge finally relents and agrees to stay away from Zeff and never approach the Straw Hats again.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He saw nothing wrong with treating his armies like crap and using them as human shields as best. He also couldn't comprehend why Sanji, his weakling son, continued to feed stray animals despite being heavily abused by his own father and brothers, as Judge believed helping others was beneath royalty. He also saw nothing wrong with experimenting on his own children and removing the humanity of his then-unborn quadruplet sons to turn them into completely ruthless Tykebombs with Lack of Empathy, against the wishes of his deceased wife, Sora, who was carrying the quadruplets when it happened.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Zeff — Both were abusive father figures to Sanji during his life (biological for Judge, adoptive for Zeff), but while Zeff genuinely cares and loves Sanji, Judge has zero for his son.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: He specializes in Creating Life and genetically engineering humans at the peak of physical prowess.
  • Foil: To Big Mom. Both are parents and powerful leaders over their children. And both also have shown themselves to be highly unpleasant to have as an enemy. However, Judge claims to love and values his children (sans Sanji) and gives them an immense level of freedom, and for Sanji, Judge couldn't bring himself to kill him despite his views on him. Big Mom on the other hand, more or less treats all her children as a means to an end, marrying them off to make connections to more power ( including her supposed "favorite" Pudding), and she always puts her own happiness first. Her children are told that if they want to be as happy as possible, they'll do what she asks/demands of them. And if they refuse to marry whoever she wants them to marry, she won't hesitate to wish them dead. As stated above, Judge isn't about to win any "Parent Of The Year" awards... but next to Big Mom, he looks like a model father.
  • Goal in Life: His dream is to take over the North Blue once again, and make his family's rule permanent this time.
  • Gone Horribly Right: When faced with the prospect of death by being surrounded by Big Mom's crew's guns, witnessing his sons' react to the situation without any concern or worry prompts him to cry out "What's wrong with you?!". Ironically enough, there's absolutely nothing wrong with them, as far as Judge intended them to be. He wanted emotionless child soldiers, he got them. Their lack of emotion means they don't feel panic or fear, even when staring death right in the face.
  • Good Parents: Subverted; he was shown to treat his other sons lovingly in childhood while still referring to them as "precious" in the present day, and he also refused to let any of his other three sons marry into the Charlotte family on the grounds that Big Mom is "a mad woman"... But as said above, he clearly enabled their worst behaviors (whereas an actually good father would immediately put a stop to such things) and later it's shown that he experimented on them before they were born, meaning that he's the reason why Ichiji, Niji and Yonji are assholes to start with. That's something a mildly good parent would never ever do.
  • Half Truth: When his family meet up with Big Mom for lunch, he talks about how the lasting happiness of children is first priority. He's right... only for his children not named Sanji.
  • Hate Sink: It took only one chapter after his formal introduction, for him (and the rest of his family, save for Reiju and Sora), to become some of the most hated characters in the series, thanks to how they treated Sanji during his childhood.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When his sons not named "Sanji" respond to learning of Big Mom's wedding plans for them by laughing and scolding him for having his Villainous Breakdown, he berates them for being so indifferent. Reiju quietly lampshades how it was Judge's own experiments that made her brothers act the way they did.
  • Honor Among Thieves: He believes in this stridently, even quoting the trope word for word when he discovers the Charlotte Family's betrayal. Unfortunately for him, such a rule doesn't really apply to ruthless, psychopathic pirates like Big Mom.
  • Horrible Judge of Character:
    • Pun aside, he still sees Sanji as the weakling he was as a child, despite him becoming a lot more powerful during the years spent in Baratie and sailing with the Straw Hat Pirates. If not for his technology and rather underhanded yet pragmatic tactics, the fight between him and Sanji would have gone on much longer.
    • There's also a Downplayed case of this in terms of how he views Big Mom. Though he doesn't trust her and plans to give himself some leverage in their deal, he underestimates just how untrustworthy she really is and has no idea that she's planned on murdering him and his family from the very start. And when he finds out, he's so shocked that he could do nothing but cry for her in frustration.
  • Hypocrite: He sees himself as The Social Darwinist, and has both mistreated and disowned Sanji for being a "dud", and hammered his philosophies into his children and even psychologically altered them so they'll easily agree with him. But take away his weapons and leave him completely cornered with no means to defend himself or escape, and he'll be reduced to a pathetic, sobbing mess who begs for someone to save him.
  • I Have No Son: He doesn't see Sanji as his son anymore, though he still calls Sanji out on attacking his own father, and refers to as him "my son" whenever it's convenient. It's not much better on Sanji's end, as he decided long ago that he would have nothing to do with his blood family (especially the father).
  • Inelegant Blubbering: He breaks down crying when he realizes that the Big Mom pirates intend to kill the Vinsmokes, much to the mockery of everyone around him.
  • Irony:
    • Judge doted on his successfully modified children while he disowned and discarded Sanji under the belief that his compassion and lack of superhuman development in childhood meant he would always be useless. So what happens by the time his kids grow up? Sanji, who has no genetic enhancements, turns out to be easily stronger than at least his brother Yonji, one of Judge's supposedly "perfect" children, due to Sanji possessing natural Flight, Haki, and physically disfiguring kicks gained from his pirate life, Baratie upbrining, and Training from Hell — all that did not involve gene modifications or the Germa 66 style of training.
    • Out of all of his children, Sanji has the most resemblance to him, being the only child who wasn't born with a wildly different hair color altogether thanks to the interference of his mother, who ate a drug to reverse his enhancements, including his hair color.
    • He dismisses cooking as a lowly task suited only for servants and weaklings. At the same time, he wishes to ally himself with Big Mom, an Emperor with a huge food and candy theme, and the most feared and powerful members of her crew each have Devil Fruit powers that revolve around food and food preparation. So essentially, he wants a pirate crew of chefs and caterers to back his conquest of the North Blue.
    • Sanji reveals that, as much as he hates his family, he's still compassionate enough not to want them dead due to the trap Big Mom sets for the wedding. Now remember about Judge's opinion about compassion.
    • After all of Judge's talk about the uselessness of human emotions, he's the only one of his family who breaks down crying and begging for mercy when surrounded by the Charlotte family and faced with certain death and the destruction of his plans. Even more ironic, he's disgusted by his "precious" sons' complete apathy at their own impending doom despite the fact that he made them like that in the first place. Reiju quietly lampshades the irony in this, essentially thinking, "Serves you right, father."
  • I Want Them Alive: He was the one who changed Sanji's bounty from "Dead or Alive" to "Only Alive" after the Dressrosa Arc, having finally pinpointed his missing third son's whereabouts.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: The reason he wants Sanji back alive, despite treating him like trash years ago? He needed a son to cement his alliance with Big Mom through a marriage, and he doesn't want to use his more "precious" sons. Beside that, Sanji means absolutely nothing to him.
  • Kick the Dog: Telling Sanji to his face how worthless he was to him as a child and allowing his older and younger quadruplet brothers to beat him up just for being weak certainly counts as an example.
  • Lack of Empathy: Had no reservations about severely abusing his own son both psychologically and physically when he was just a child. Even in present day, he's completely unable to see anything wrong with how he treats Sanji, or about his plans for dominating other nations. As Sanji himself puts it, it's in one ear and out the other with him.
  • Large and in Charge: Judge is a very large and imposing man. He once ruled the entire North Blue with an iron fist. He possesses incredible influence in the Underworld, and is also the current ruler of the Germa Kingdom, an ocean-based kingdom where its territories are supported by interlocking ships and its size depends on the number of ships used at any moment.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In Chapter 864, as the death for his family becomes imminent, he breaks down when faced with the reality of the situation and Big Mom's betrayal, screaming for someone to save him. Not only do his "precious" sons and daughter ridicule him (with Ichiji calling him "pathetic" and Reiju essentially thinking, "Serves you right"), Big Mom's children/crewmembers and the tea party guests join in the fun, with Perospero taking particular delight in giving him a Breaking Speech about how he belittled and discarded those who were under his employ, and now he will meet the same fate as his victims.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Thanks to his technology improving his natural prowess, he's a fast and powerful warrior.
  • Like Father, Like Son: His sons Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji take after him pretty closely both in philosophy and behavior because Judge programmed them to be that way. Judge wanted ruthless killing machines that'll help him win wars and conquer the North Blue, so he experimented on his quadruplet sons while they were in utero by surgically removing their ability to feel compassion, against the wishes of their mother, Sora, who intended to avert the trope by taking a gene modification-reversing drug in hopes of preserving her sons' humanity, at the cost of her own life. Sanji was a success, but Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji weren't so lucky; the drug that slowly killed Sora only managed to save what little humanity they had left.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Judge is a warmongering king, a Bad Boss, and a brutish man who believes in Might Makes Right and Virtue Is Weakness. Sanji on the other hand, is a low-class pirate and, while he has his faults, is a hero who refuses to be associated with his family or their Underworld activities, and is willing to help others in need. It's later revealed to be justified; Sanji was genetically altered along with his then-unborn quadruplet brothers with the intention of turning them into ruthless killing machines, but his dead mother, Sora, took a dangerous drug that reversed gene modifications to save her sons, at the cost of his own life. Sanji was the only one who was born a normal kid who still retained his empathy as the result of the drug; Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji weren't so lucky.
  • Meet the New Boss: He's one for Don Krieg in the East Blue saga. Both are leaders of a military group who's obsessed with military equipments and personnel numbers, and they used to be active at a certain sea (East Blue for Krieg, North Blue for Judge). Both are also spear-wielders. They're also actually pathetically weak fools that hide behind large armies, their loyal and capable subordinates, that they abuse, rig fights in their favor by using hostages, and artificially boost their personal strength with a bunch of fancy toys. In addition, they're both ungrateful bastards who hold chefs in disdain.
  • Moral Myopia:
    • Judge never once displayed an ounce of fatherly love toward Sanji, outright disowning him as he escaped. When they start fighting in the present (a fight which Judge called for), he condemns Sanji for kicking his own father. He even goes on to claim that Sanji is the one disrespecting their familial bonds by potentially angering Big Mom.
    • The leader of a family of assassins who wholeheartedly believes Might Makes Right and Virtue Is Weakness tearfully begs for mercy when the Big Mom Pirates betray and get ready to kill the Vinsmokes.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Big Mom sent barmaids to drink and entertain them. The Vinsmokes easily outdrink all the girls.
  • Never My Fault: When his wife, Sora, falls gravely ill, growing weaker by the day and ultimately dying, thanks to the fact that she secretly overdosed the "anti-human modification drug" that slowly kills her, he blames Sanji for it because he was born perfectly normal unlike his quadruplet brothers, i.e just what his wife wanted. Of course, she wouldn't have done it if Judge hadn't forced the modifying operation onto her womb because she didn't want her children to be emotionless killing machines.
  • Offing the Offspring: Despite hating Sanji for turning to be a failure on all counts as a child and wishing he was dead, Judge ultimately averts it with the reason that he couldn't bring himself to murder his own child. He was, however, perfectly fine with leaving Sanji to rot in the family dungeons and making things like the boy never existed. When Sanji escapes the dungeon and attempts to run away, Judge makes no attempt whatsoever to stop him and lets him take the key to remove his mask. He's rather relieved that his "failure" who he couldn't bring himself to kill is willing to leave on his own.
  • Oh, Crap!: He realizes his fate the moment Big Mom and her family pull guns on his family. A Villainous Breakdown follows, where he pleads for someone to save him, causing both Big Mom's children, his own children, and some guests, to ridicule him.
  • Papa Wolf: Zig-zagged. The first subversion comes with Sanji, whom Judge sees as a failure for retaining his compassion and displaying the same level of strength and capabilities as a normal kid's, and let his other "successful" children bully him viciously throughout most of his childhood. While he doesn't kill Sanji outright or abandon him to die despite how much he hates him, he did treat him as a throwaway and a tool for sealing Germa 66's alliance with Big Mom, which was why he changed Sanji's pirate bounty from "Dead or Alive" to "Only Alive". Then he subverts it again with his displays of love and affection towards Ichiji, Yonji, Niji, and Reiju, and his forbidding them to marry anyone of Big Mom's family on the grounds that she's a "madwoman". The final subversion comes with The Reveal that Judge gave Reiju some mind alterations that made her loyal to her father, while genetically experimenting on his then-unborn quadruplet sons to turn them into the perfect emotionless killing machines against the wishes of his wife, Sora, hence why Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji are complete assholes who are literally unable to feel empathy. As mentioned above, his behavior towards his children as a parent is based on how "useful" they are to him as warriors.
  • Pet the Dog: An extremely small one; despite wishing little Sanji was dead for being a failure to him, he couldn't bring himself to kill his own son. He did force Sanji into wearing an iron mask and left him in the dungeons to rot... but he still provided Sanji with exquisite meals (causing his subordinates to speculate there was a secret guest VIP or mistress).
  • Punny Name: His Japanese name Jajji, when spoken, sounds extremely similar to "Judge"; so much so that the English translation by Viz does call him Judge.
  • Rated M for Manly: The exaggerated cleft chin, Perma-Stubble, and massive build aside, his entire world (as well as that of his non-estranged children) seems to run on his ideals of masculinity. To him, the only way for men to speak clearly to each other is through their fists, strength is the most valuable asset anyone could have, and those with power have the right to flaunt it over those who are weak. He gave up on Sanji early in the boy's life simply for being weak, considering it to be a sign he would be useless forever (and as of their meeting post-Time Skip, he still carries that view, despite Sanji becoming a lot stronger than Judge remembered him being).
  • Red Baron: "Garuda" refers to the legendary bird of Hindu mythology and the mount for the god Vishnu.
  • Rocket Boots: He can use this to fly and boost his kicks.
  • Shock and Awe: Channels electricity through his kicks and his spear, thanks to the weaponry he's armed with.
  • The Social Darwinist: He sees Sanji as his greatest disappointment and wishes he never existed... because he was weaker (i.e "like a normal human" according to one of Judge's scientists) than his siblings thanks to his wife, Sora, secretly taking a drug that reversed all genetic enhancements on Sanji, in a desperate bid to save her then-unborn quadruplet sons. In a moment of great irony, however, he later outright begs for someone to save him in Chapter 864, when he and his family find himself surrounded by Big Mom's children/crew on all fronts with no way out, restrained by hard candy to their chairs and their weapons/raid suits secretly confiscated. Not only do his own children ridicule him, but his would-be killers (and some of the wedding attendees) join in as well, with Perospero in particular relishing in giving him a Breaking Speech.
  • Sore Loser: He really doesn't take it well when he realizes that Big Mom's going to assassinate him and his family, throwing his decades-long revenge plan down the crapper.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He may not be Gonk, but he is ugly and brutish. His deceased wife Sora, on the other hand, was a stunningly beautiful young woman.
  • Underestimating Badassery: During their duel, he couldn't believe Sanji was capable of using Haki, as Sanji had been the weakest of his children the last he saw him.
  • Unwitting Pawn: As of The Reveal in chapter 850. With the Arranged Marriage between Sanji and Charlotte Pudding, Big Mom has planned on killing Sanji and his entire family from the start and taking their technology for her own exclusive use.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Bursts into tears when Big Mom's crew turns on him, yelling about how much he gave up to try and restore the Germa empire. After all he's done, and all his Social Darwinist policies, seeing him break down like this is more than a little pathetic.
  • Villainous Valour: For all his horrific flaws, Vinsmoke Judge is no Ungrateful Bastard, nor a Dirty Coward. After being rescued, he took on Big Mom, single handed, to protect the rest of his family and the rest of the escaping pirates.
  • Villains Want Mercy: When karma catches up to him, and he finds Big Mom's guns all pointed at him, realizing his decades-long plans suddenly came down in a fiery crash, he starts pleading for his life. Not only do his own "perfect" sons ridicule him, but Big Mom's top enforcers go out of their way to remind him of his own policies, actions and ideals, as well as taunt him with how he treated people in his current position, just to drive home how much he deserves what's coming.
  • Virtue Is Weakness:
    • A firm believer of this, and he's also successfully hammered it into his children's minds (except for Sanji, of course). He considers Sanji feeding common folk to be disgusting, as "royalty should never serve commoners" in his mind. He's also not big on mercy, believing that those with power have a right to brutalize the weak. The worst, and possibly most self-destructive part? He considers being a chef a worthless profession, certainly not one fit for "royalty." All his children, bar Sanji, share this mindset. It would seem none of them have heard the old adage "armies march on their stomachs."
    • Furthermore, he believes in this so stridently that he made sure to alter his sons' minds during their genetic engineering in utero so that they literally cannot feel compassion, empathy, mercy, etc to become better instruments of war. When it failed on Sanji and he showed signs of those emotions in childhood (due to his deceased wife secretly taking a drug that reversed gene-altering surgeries, which also makes Sanji a non-super-powered human despite the modifications), Judge was extremely upset with him... to put it mildly.
  • The Worf Effect: He was built up as a legitimate threat during his fight with Sanji, but his "fight" with Big Mom was literally just her shattering his spear and knocking him out in one Zeus-aided punch. He didn't even get a single hit in, not that it would have mattered.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He believes his alliance to Big Mom is something similar to Game of Thrones, where he can marry off a son he considers worthless to try and gain a powerful ally. He does not take into account that a pirate like Big Mom would have no interest in honoring her agreements if she thinks she can just kill him and take what he has.
  • You Shall Not Pass: After he and his family are rescued and put into Bege's custody, Bege's group is in danger due to Big Mom attacking Bege's castle form; Judge and his children (other than Sanji) decide to cover Bege's escape plan. Immediately after Bege turns into his normal body and Caesar is lifting him away, Judge and his children shields them from Big Mom Pirates' assault.

Gag Characters

    Pandaman 
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Voiced by: Mahito Oba (JP), Jimmy Zoppi (EN, 4Kids)

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.

Alternative Title(s): One Piece-Others

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/OnePieceOthers