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Historical Figures & Flashback Characters
Gold Roger "The Pirate King"
"You want my treasure? You can have it! I left everything I gathered together in one place. Now you'll just have to find it!"
Older Voice: Chikao Ohtsuka
(JP), David Brimmer (EN, 4Kids), Sean Hennigan (EN, Funi)
"Gold" Roger, real name Gol D. Roger
, is the great legendary pirate that started the Great Age of Pirates on his execution scaffold twenty-two years ago. His legendary treasure, One Piece, is sought after by pirates the world over, and the one who reaches the hidden island Raftel at the end of the Grand Line and finds it will inherit his title of Pirate King. He just happens to be Ace's dad.
- Accidental Misnaming: In a flashback, he complains to Whitebeard about the Government calling him "Gold" Roger instead of his correct name.
- May possibly be Malicious Misnaming since the Marines were already aware of what kind of impact the D people have, even if they don't know what the D means, and he's called "Gold" so that he won't be referred to as a D person. People who personally know him know better, though.
- Ambiguously Evil: Several stories around him are about how he was a great man, but just as many claim that he was evil. The legitimacy of both interpretations is tenuous at best.
- According to Vice Admiral Garp, Roger was a short-tempered, violent, and selfish man when angry. His actions were pure and straight, like a child's, but completely merciless to an enemy.
- Badass: To Shrouded in Myth proportions, but considering that he was not only the “Pirate King” but was rivals with Whitebeard and Garp, completely annihilated Lion Shiki, every member of the crew seems to be undeniably Badass (except Buggy) and as the Captain it's implied that he was the strongest member of his crew… Yeah, Badass all the way.
- Badass Mustache: While not as epic as Whitebeard's, Roger has some impressive hair.
- Badass Normal: Undeniably, one of the key aspects to his legendary status- this was a man who was just that good. One who led an entire crew who genuinely believed that Devil Fruits' instant Super Drowning Skills tradeoff for ridiculous physics breaking powers as not worth it (compare and contrast Buggy- one of his former subordinates, and Silvers Rayleigh - his first mate). For someone to be WHITEBEARD'S one true rival and be completely unaided says leagues.
- Berserk Button: Was known to beat up anyone who spoke ill of his crew.
- Book Dumb: Double subverted. Skypiea arc hinted that Roger had Ohara-level knowledge of ancient inscriptions until his first mate admitted that the crew lacked the intelligence to fully understand and interpret what the Poneglyph actually meant. The only answer we have had up until now is that Roger was able to read them through an undefined ability to hear "the voice of all things".
- Cheshire Cat Grin: One of the more notable things about him to people that met him is that he was always smiling, even up to the point of his own death.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Roger kept away from Rouge in his last days for several reasons. The major one is that he's Gold Roger, and any kid he had would've been killed immediately once the World Government found out about his existence. The other one was that he was dying anyway and chances are wouldn't have been around for Ace's birth — and once the government found out his location, he wouldn't have been around to protect Rouge and Ace as well. Ironically, Ace still resents him, but not because he died — it's because of all the grief his heritage caused him in life, to the point that he questioned his own existence.
- Do Not Go Gentle / Dying Moment of Awesome: The World Government intended for his execution to be a warning to all pirates. However, Roger turned it into the moment that would start the Golden Age of Piracy. And as Rayleigh revealed, this is what he intended to do all along.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Specifically invokes this with Garp, reasoning that they are as good as friends given how long they've known each other, and on this principle trusts Garp to protect his newborn son from the Marines. Despite Garp's initial disbelief, it works.
- Generation Xerox:
- An odd example. Flashbacks show that in his younger days, Roger really did look almost exactly like Luffy. Despite that, there are no indications that he and Luffy are blood-related in any way ('D' initial aside, of course).
- Ace, despite all the bitterness and resentment he had for his sire, ironically enough inherited many of his personality traits, including his inability to back down from a fight, unfortunately.
- Go Out with a Smile: As expected of a "D." Not that he isn't usually smiling to begin with.
- Gun And Sword: Seen wielding both in Chapter Zero.
- Hidden Eyes: It wasn't until Sabaody Archipelago, over five hundred chapters into the story, that his eyes were shown to the reader.
- I Have No Son: Inverted. Ace disavows him, and makes it emphatic that in his eyes, Whitebeard is his true father.
- Long Dead Badass: Twenty-two years dead by series start.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Not Luffy's, but Ace's.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: "I won't die... partner."
- Offstage Villainy: Though he is largely a flashback character and thus we haven't seen much of him at all, every flashback always seems to present him positively. By contrast, pretty much every villainous act he's done (slaughtering Squad's crew, for example) is always presented via word of mouth of his victims.
- Perpetual Smiler: The scenes in which he doesn't have a big toothy grin can be counted on one hand.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Before he died he revealed that he had hidden his treasure, the eponymous One Piece, somewhere on he Grand Line, triggering the new age of piracy from people going to search for it.
- Posthumous Character: Being dead, all insights on his character are done through either second-hand information or flashbacks.
- Secret Legacy / Eternal Hero: The mysterious Will of D. that a number of characters possess. Apparently, he actually knew what it meant.
- Sins of Our Fathers: He was perfectly aware of how the World Government would react to Ace's existence, and since he was dying, he had no choice but to stay away and ask Garp to care for Ace in his stead. His reasoning even rejects the notion of this, stating that "an unborn child bears no sin."
- Thanatos Gambit: His last words about the location of his treasure sparked the Great Age of Pirates.
- Where It All Began/Book Ends: He was born and executed in his hometown of Loguetown. Fittingly, it's for this very reason that Loguetown is known as "The Town of the Beginning and the End."
- World's Strongest Man: At least shared this title with Whitebeard when he lived. Whether he was truly a little stronger than Whitebeard is unclear. He was the only one of the two to reach the end of the Grand Line and be called Pirate King, but it's implied Whitebeard could have done the same if he wanted to.
Zoro's childhood rival and the daughter of the Dojo owner Sojiro. She defeated Zoro about 2000 times, but believed she would eventually plateau due to being a girl. She's challenged by Zoro to become the best swordmaster in the world, but dies in an accident later.
- A-Cup Angst: Inverted. The fact she was developing breasts, period, was the source of angst because they reminded her that she was becoming a woman. Very uncomfortable real world associations with young girls having fear/poor self esteem/self hate for how their bodies naturally develop ensues.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Well, Arrogant Swordswoman in any event. She was tougher than even most of the adults in her dojo, and not at all afraid to flaunt it.
- Cool Sword: Her katana Wado Ichimonji. Zoro took it up after her death, and went on to develop his signature "three-sword" style with it.
- Dropped A Bridge on Her: She dies offscreen after falling down a flight of stairs.
- Identical Stranger: To Tashigi.
- Implausible Fencing Powers: She's even more skilled than young Zoro (who, in return, was far stronger than all the adults).
- Irony: Despite 4Kids notorious habit of editing anime to make it "kid friendly", in the 4Kids dub, she was crippled (or as they put it, beaten up to where she couldn't fight again) by the friends of a man she defeated, as opposed to her death of falling. This makes it less of an accident, and more resembling a mafia hit.
- Little Miss Badass / Badass Adorable: She was stronger than most of the adults in her dojo, and managed to defeat Zoro 2001 times. He wasn't nearly as strong as he is now, but it's still pretty impressive.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Especially in Grand Adventure, where she becomes a playable character.
- Posthumous Character: She's dead before the series starts.
- The Rival: To young Zoro.
- Stay in the Kitchen: This was about to be invoked on her by her father. After she dies, he recognizes it was a huge mistake.
- Unkempt Beauty: Very pretty despite having short hair and boyish clothes. Even one of Zoro's classmates notices how cute she is.
Nami and Nojiko's adoptive mother and a former Marine, she was a strong-willed lady that lived at Cocoyashi village with her adoptive daughters. She was killed by Arlong after deciding to use her money to save her daughters instead.
- Badass Action Mom:
- Indeed. Especially when she attacked Arlong by shoving a rifle into his mouth.
- While in the 4Kids edit she used only a shovel, it is still impressive to threaten Arlong.
- Not to mention: It is implied that she was a Captain during her time as a Marine. Considering that she was only twenty years old when she left the Marines, this would be pretty impressive if it turned out to be true.
- Badass Longcoat: She wore one when she was a Marine, which implies she was a Captain or another high-ranking officer.
- Her fate in the 4Kids version, where she's imprisoned in a dungeon.
- Apparently 4Kids overlooked the fact that this means she had to have starved to death in the dungeon.
- Call to Agriculture: From a strong marine soldier to a modest tangerine farmer.
- Death by Despair: Barely averted in her backstory. She had fought in a terrible battle that destroyed a city, ended up severely injured and was just waiting for her almost sure demise... then she saw little Nojiko carrying baby Nami in her arms and regained the will to live, taking the little girls in.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Shot in the head point blank by Arlong. In the anime, this is toned down by having her shot in the chest.
- Fiery Redhead: Red haired with a temper to match. Just don't threaten her daughters.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: One of the many good characters seen with a cigarette.
- Good Parents: Unorthodox, true, but she tried to do right by her girls (including a time when she was so broke, she lived off of tangerines for a month just so Nami and Nojiko could have a more rounded diet).
- Go Out with a Smile: Before she's shot, she smiles at Nami and Nojiko and tells them that she loves them with a grin on her face.
- Improbable Hairstyle / Delinquent Hair: "Girl Power". And cool too.
- Irony: Much like Kuina, 4Kids' attempt to censor her death backfired with a passion: instead of being shot point blank, she is sent to a dungeon. This means she had to have starved to death, a much more painful and slower end than just being shot through the heart.
- Mama Bear: Towards Nami and Nojiko.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is French for stepmother. Literally, it translates to beautiful mother. Both definitions describe her well.
- Posthumous Character: Mostly. Her spirit appears to help send Nami off from Cocoyashi Village without any regrets when she wants to become a pirate but still feels guilty about leaving her hometown behind for the long term, including the beloved memories of her adoptive mother. Bell-Mère encourages her to get going already by giving her a pat on the back, pushing out the door with gusto.
- Retired Badass: Was in the Marines for a bit, but retired early to raise Nami and Nojiko.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Bellemere? Belle-Mère? Bell-Mère?
"When does a man die? When he is hit by a bullet? No. When he suffers a disease? No. When he ate a soup made out of a poisonous mushroom? No! A man dies when he is forgotten! Even if I die, my dream will come true. The people's hearts will be cured!"
Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (JP), Frank Guida (EN, 4Kids), Mark Stoddard (EN, Funi)
A quack doctor from Drum island and a former rogue. He became Chopper's mentor. His goal was to "heal" his country by attempting to cause a cherry tree blossom on his winter island. He has few days left, and Chopper attempts to cure him with a poisonous mushroom. He's tricked by King Wapol
into a trap, but he blows himself up after giving a last, touching speech that sparked an eventual revolution within the country. Later Kureha uses his invention, a red colored powder that turns the snow pink, like cherry petals to "heal" the island.
- Better to Die Than Be Killed: Or in this case, better to kill yourself with an explosive concoction than die from the poison mushroom you ate because your young friend went through hell to get it or from your tyrant of a king.
- Comically Inept Healing: Dr. Hiluluk is a well intentioned quack who tries to heal people with frog livers.
- Cool Old Guy: In spades. He was the one who started Chopper's medical training, and who instilled in him his generous and kind spirit.
- Deadly Doctor: He seriously thought that frog essence and lizard eyes could be excellent cures for his patients.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Undeniably. After giving one of the most heartwarming speeches of all times, he drank an explosive potion so that he won't die because of Chopper's poisonous Mushroom.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Stripped himself of all his clothing in the freezing cold to show the injured Chopper that he had nothing to conceal, he only wanted to help.
- Go Out with a Smile: He was smiling when he died.
- Improbable Hairstyle: It's shaped like a medical cross.
- Mad Scientist: A little, and good-natured.
- Nice Hat: Which he later gives to Chopper.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead by the time the series starts.
- Reformed Criminal: He used to be a master thief until he got ill and was cured by viewing cherry blossoms.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kureha. She regarded him as a quack, but she still took Chopper in and taught him everything she knew.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Suffered from a critical illness.
A explorer who discovered the Shandian homeland and became friends with them. His history with the tribe has had a positive influence on their way of life. Sadly killed when he told his king about their civilization (mostly the city of gold). But when Noland went to show him in person, the island was blasted up to Skypiea by then. The king presumed he was lied to and had Noland executed, with Noland never knowing what happened to his native friends. To add insult to injury, the king fabricated a fairy tale about what a liar Noland was, making him look like a fool in the process. This would have great impact on Noland's entire family line.
- A Father to His Men: Tragically his real crew wasn't allowed in the Square where he was executed.
- Adaptational Wimp: In-universe. Norland was a tall, well-built Genius Bruiser. "Liar" Norland was a scrawny idiot with a goofy grin.
- Badass: Along with the below, we learn he's also been to the New World, and did so at a time the Grand Line was apparently considered even more dangerous and treacherous than it is now.
- Badass Bookworm: Not only smart but hella strong. He beheaded a giant snake, for crying out loud.
- Badass Normal: He couldn't have stayed underwater for 30 minutes to find and kill a Sea King if he had a Devil Fruit, now could he?
- Cassandra Truth: Played to absolute tearjerking levels - during life, people found his tales hard to beleive, and for 400 years after his death, nobody has believed a thing he's ever said, even though most of his stories and explanations usually have factual basis or were genuine adventures he had.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He lifted a rockslide which was blocking his legs. With ONE HAND!.
- Establishing Character Moment: We first learn about him through a children's story, which paints him as a weak, foolish liar. When he appears in an actual flashback, the first thing he does is solve his ship's lack of food by killing a sea king.
- Foreshadowing: The manga introduces him telling a story about a Kingdom of Lilliputans to some children. Fast forward to chapter 713, it turns out Noland is considered a legendary hero by the Dwarf Kingdom underneath Green Bit, which he defended BY HIMSELF from its enemies. It's also where he got the pumpkins he would later introduce to Shandia.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: He was a truly strong and courageous explorer who saved the Shandians from being wiped out by disease, as well as who knows how many other deeds. However, due to the City of Gold debacle, he's been painted as a fool and a liar throughout history, and has become the North Blue's analogue to the Boy Who Cried Wolf.
- Heterosexual Life Partner: After he and Calgara stopping trying to kill each other, they were the best of friends.
- Honor Before Reason: Chooses to leave the Shandian's treasures behind after they come to hate his crew. That left him with no proof that the Golden City existed.
- Katanas Are Just Better: As if he wasn't Badass enough.
- Made of Iron: He has some incredible lungs, as he dived underwater in the Grand Line and stayed underwater for about half an hour before emerging... with a gutted giant monster to serve as dinner for the crew.
A mighty Shandian warrior who Noland befriended. Ancestor of Wyper.
- Manly Tears: As he greets Noland farewell and promise to always ring the bell to guide him.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After making friends with Noland, he suddenly turned hostile upon finding out that he and his crew cut the holy trees of his people. Then, just as Noland is leaving forever, he learned that those trees were dead and infected with a grave disease that would have destroyed the island. This is his reaction to the news, running towards the beach and mentally apologizing to Noland.
- Odd Friendship: With Mont Blanc Noland.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead by the time the series starts.
Voiced by: Yasuo Muramatsu (JP), Rob Mungle (EN, Funi)
A huge long-horned Cowfish fishman and a legendary shipwright from Water Seven. He adopted Iceburg and Cutty Flam/Franky. He built Gold Roger's ship, the Oro Jackson and for thus he was sentenced to Impel Down. However, he asked time in order to build the Sea Train, a innovative device that would have changed the fate of Water Seven. He managed to complete the project, but he and his apprentices were framed by Spandam
. He took the responsibility for the accident, and was sent to Impel Down.
- Acrofatic: Despite his sheer bulk, he can be really fast.
- Badass Grandpa: More of a Badass foster dad.
- Berserk Button: Don't ever, ever disown a ship you make in front of him. Or try to mess with his pupils.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Invoked at his trial. Conditions on Water 7 were bad enough that his attempt to build the Sea Train was considered important enough to grant him a stay in execution.
- Determinator: Even with a jagged harpoon in his chest, he was still conscious.
- Genius Bruiser: Qualifies as this, due to his feats as a shipwright (building the Oro Jackson and inventing the Sea Train) in addition to his incredible physical strength.
- Gentle Giant: Unless you manage to get him angry.
- The Hyena: He laughs at almost everything, including narrowly avoiding a death sentence with the promise of the Puffing Tom, and Spandam threatening an unprovoked house search.
- Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Tom has one of these with gusto! or with a boom!, depending on the translation.
- Untranslated, it's "with a don!"
- OOC Is Serious Business: When Franky denies creating the Battle Franky battleships. Iceberg notes that he'd never seen Tom hit Franky before, and Franky was kind of a brat.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead by the time the series starts.
- Sacrificial Lion: In order to save Iceburg and Franky.
- Super Strength: All Fishmen are considerably stronger than humans, and Tom is no exception.
The head archeologist of Ohara, the home island of Nico Robin. He and his team were the closest thing to a real family Robin had on the island. However his team were studying The Blank Century, an act taboo by the World Government. The Marines managed to find out about this from the capture of Nico Oliva and from track it back to Ohara. Oliva manages to get back to the island and warn Clover. But the CP9 reaches them regardless and the scholars are rounded up. Clover speaks on their behalf, revealing they found out that there was once a kingdom before the WG. Before he can reveal anymore, he's shot point blank on the orders of the Five Elder Stars. Despite mortally wounded, he manages to stay alive long enough to help his fellow scholars save as much information from the Tree of Knowledge as they can before burning to death with it.
- Cool Old Guy: You gotta admit, standing up to the heads of the world despite the consequences takes balls.
- Cool Teacher: To Robin and possibility the closest thing to a Parental Substitute she had when her mother was away as he and the rest of the scholars were the only nice people on Ohara towards her.
- For Your Own Good: Had threaten to take away Robin's scholar license after she reveals she wants to study Polyglphs with him and the others. Naturally this was to keep her from getting involved with the danger of the World Government. Sure enough, having the knowledge to read them had her being hunted down by the WG for most of her life.
- He Knows Too Much: He and everyone else on Ohara were killed because they found out about the Void Century.
- His Name Is...: Was about announce the name of the lost kingdom before one of the Elder Stars orders him shot.
- Improbable Hairstyle: Shaped like a clover, hence his name of course.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: Got shot by the governatives as he was about to reveal the name of the lost kingdom. Subverted as it doesn't fully kill him and he manages to stay alive long enough to remove as many books from the Tree of Knowledge with the others before dying in the fire.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead by the time the series starts.
Jaguar D. Saul
A giant who was a former Vice Admiral Marine who had ties with Robin. It was his unit that captured Oliva (Robin's mother) and her exploration team upon finding out they were studying The Blank Century. When it was ordered they be executed and their home island Ohara destroyed by Buster Call, Saul found the punishment to be way too extreme. He freed Oliva and defected from the Marines. Ironically winding up washed ashore on Ohara. There he befriended a then young Robin as he built himself a raft to leave the island, but the Buster Call arrived before then. He tried to help Robin escape but was caught by Aokiji and frozen. His last words encouraged Robin that she had friends out on the ocean. It's noted he had the D in his name and laughed in death as most D's tend to do.
- Gentle Giant: Literally a giant and gentle enough to be a good friend for Robin.
- Human Popsicle: Or Giant Popsicle in any event. How he met his end.
- Go Out with a Smile: Just like the rest of the D carriers (and other badass characters), he died laughing, with a huge smile on his face.
- Oh, Crap: Reacts with a huge shock to the news that the island he was landed on was indeed Ohara, about to be targeted by a Buster Call.
- Only Friend: To Robin.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He does seem slightly smaller than other Giants seen in the series, but he's also not from Elbaf, which could explain it.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead before the series starts.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Even as a Marine, he was against gratuitous violence against the enemies, as he scolded one of his men for shooting a cannonball at the archeologists' ship.
- Signature Laugh: Dereshishishishi!
- What the Hell, Hero?: He's clearly shocked by the Government's plan to obliterate Ohara, and chews out Aokiji when he witnesses the survivor's ship being blown up by Akainu.
As her name indicates, she's Robin's mother. She was in the exploration team that was studying Poneglyps and the Blank Century. However the team was captured by the Marines and ordered to be executed while the Buster Call was ordered on her island. Saul, disagreeing with such punishment, helped her escape. She made her way back to Ohara only minutes before the Buster Call came, unknowingly passing her daughter in the process. After warning her fellow scholars, she tried to stop Spandine from coming any further but was easily subdued. During the round up of the scholars, she finally meets her daughter in so long. At first denying claims to be her mother, but ultimately breaking down after Robin calls out her. When the Buster Call commences, she orders Saul to take Robin off the island while she and the other scholar save what knowledge they can from the Tree of Knowledge. During which it's presumed she had died in the fire with the others.
- Married to the Job: She always put her job as an archaeologist and scholar first, to the point that she decided to stay in Ohara and die trying to save the books from Tree of Knowledge with the other scholars rather than leave with her daughter.
- Missing Mom: To Robin.
- Posthumous Character: She's dead before the series starts.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Really the only difference between her and her daughter is the color of their hair and eyes.
A very powerful samurai from the country of Wano. His name became legendary when he killed a dragon in one hit
. Dr. Hogback eventually found his corpse, and reanimated it using Brook's shadow.
- Actually, I Am Him: Inverted in Monsters. He expresses a desire to duel "the swordsman king" who is said to be the greatest swordsman in the land. After he kills the dragon and leaves town, one of the residents remembers that the title "swordsman king" is what people decided to call Ryuma after he saved them.
- Badass: The guy killed a dragon, for Pete's sake! With one hit.
- Back from the Dead: Moria revives him using Brook's shadow.
- The Brute: To Gecko Moria and Dr. Hogback.
- Canon Immigrant: He was originally from Monsters, a one-shot story Oda wrote 2 years before he started One Piece.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Beats Chopper, Nami and Usopp with ease. Also hands one to Cirano in Monsters and as stated above, he killed the dragon in a single blow.
- Evil Laugh: A mockery of Brook's "yohohoho!", which from Ryuuma sounds like "Yohohahaha!"
- Graceful Loser: Congratulates Zoro and hands over Shuusui upon his defeat.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Justified, as he comes from the local equivalent of Ancient Japan.
- Legendary in the Sequel: His act of killing a dragon with a single strike made his name legendary, even in One Piece. His home country considers him a national hero, to the point that the country was brought to its knees when Moriah robbed Ryuma's grave and made off with his corpse and sword.
- Lightning Bruiser: Ryuuma's natural strength combined with Brook's speed technique is a dangerous combination.
- Man on Fire: How he was defeated.
- National Weapon: Kin'emon mentions that Ryuuma's Shuusui is Wano Country's national treasure.
- Razor Wind/Sword Beam: He can do this post-mortem, including a rapidfire version in the anime.
- Samurai: What he was in life.
- Take Up My Sword: He willingly parts with Shuusui after losing to Zoro.
- Tranquil Fury: In Monsters, he was absolutely enraged when he learned the truth about the dragon incident and heard Flare breaking down in tears.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Zoro as such, saying Shuusui would be well-suited to him.
- You Are Already Dead: He uses Brook's Hanauta Sanchou: Yahazugiri.
A mysterious young woman only seen in flashbacks. This is because she was Gold Roger's girlfriend/lover, as well as the mother of his child... Ace. Whom she also died
for, holding him in her womb for twenty
months to make sure the World Government wouldn't get at him. She ultimately passed away — but not before entrusting Vice-Admiral Garp with the task of taking care of her child, which he did by taking him in as his adoptive grandson. Her full name is Portgas D. Rouge, and she is the first known female carrier of the D initial.
Fisher Tiger "The Adventurer"
A legendary Fishman and leader of the Sunny Pirates, who was known for climbing the Red Line, wreaking havoc on Mariejois and freeing thousands of slaves, both human and fishmen. He later took the Fishmen with him and formed the Sunny Pirates, a crew composed of former slaves and new fishmen alike. Along with Queen Otohime he fought for stopping the racism between Fishmen and humans with his own "methods", but bled to death because he refused a transfusion of human blood. He was also revealed to be a Tai Snapper (a.k.a. Red Sea Brem) fishman.
- Badass: How else would you call a man able to climb a kilometric, smooth wall for days and still have enough strength back to raze a whole citadel all by himself!?
- Badass Baritone: The anime gives him a voice even deeper than Jinbe's.
- Death by Irony: A blood transfusion from a human could have saved him... but it was denied to him. Though it turns out, that's just the story his crew made up to keep his heroic image. He still qualifies though since, in truth, he hated humans too much to accept one. Much to his own disgust of himself.
- The Fettered: Unlike his subordinate Arlong, he's careful not to allow his anger at humans to overcome him because he knows it would damage his cause.
- Irrational Hatred: As noted in Knight Templar below. Though, unlike most examples, he's well aware that it's irrational and doesn't want to pass it down to future generations.
- Knight Templar:
- Unlike Queen Otohime, he believed that humans and fishmen cannot live together.
- On his deathbed he admitted that he knew good people do exist and that they are not so different from fishmen but he never could overcome his irrational hatred.
- Large and in Charge: He's even bigger than Arlong and Jinbei.
- Morality Chain: Was this to some members of the Sun pirates, especially Arlong.
- Morality Pet: Koala was this to him.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His policy and status resembles those of Malcolm X compared to Otohime's Martin Luther King, Jr. similarity. Furthermore, the situation that led to his demise is similar to the one of Charles R. Drew, albeit that being a urban legend.
- Noble Demon: He hated humans, but during his rampage in Mariejois he still freed all the slaves, both humans and fishmen.
- He also refused to kill the humans that come after him, since he realizes that it would only prolong the cycle of hatred.
- One-Man Army: He razed Mariejois all by himself.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead before the series starts.
- Punny Name: The Sea Brem is called "Tai" in Japanese.
- Scars Are Forever: Deliberately defied. Tiger rebrands all the slaves he set free with a new symbol, thus forming the Sun Pirates. He then also marked every other member of his crew with the exact same brand, making it impossible to tell which of his crewmen had once been slaves.
- Sword and Gun: In a flashback, he was shown holding a cutlass and a pistol (along with two other swords and a bazooka) during his assault on Mariejois.
- Tragic Bigot: Suffered so much abuse at the hands of humans that even though he knew intellectually that he shouldn't hold them as a species responsible for his torment, he simply "[couldn't] love the humans anymore".
- Tiger Versus Dragon: He's the "Tiger" who opposed to the "Celestial Dragons".
- This trope could arguably used to describe the opposing views of Otohime and himself on fishman/merfolk-human relations, with Otohime being the "Dragon".
A Goldfish Mermaid and the former queen of the Ryuguu Kingdom. Unlike Fisher, she wanted a peaceful co-existence with the humans. She was assassinated. Her subjects are still loyal to her and her beliefs however.
- All-Loving Hero:
- Somewhat exaggerated. She can make a violent thief forced into a criminal life by poverty to reconsider his choices by pleading with him, then crying profusely as she sympathizes with his pain, of course after she slaps him several times. She was also immensely influential and gave passionate speeches, as she was adored all over Fishman Island.
- Taken to the absolute extreme when she not only takes a bullet for a Celestial Dragon, but then leaves with him to the Holy Land and successfully negotiates with the other world nobles. Wow.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Subverted. Sure they hurt, and gave the recipient a lesson, but she severely harms herself in the process.
- Badass Pacifist: Willing to bear all the pain and sadness of her people so nobody else has to cry or bleed ever again.
- Break the Cutie: You can't not feel sorry for her as the people who once supported her cause start giving up and withdrawing their signatures.
- Friend to All Children: While she loved and was loved by most citizens in her kingdom, she especially seemed to care a lot about the children, spending a lot of time talking to them, benevolently disciplining them, and teaching them of the life on the surface, and insisting that they shouldn't grow up to hate humans like many of the adult fishmen and mermaids do. And as noted below, she was a very good mother to her own children.
- Good Parents: She is seen to be very close with all four of her children. Even when she was exhausted from her work and depressed when her people no longer supported her cause, it didn't stop her from putting on a smile for her kids and spending time with them.
- Go Out with a Smile: She smiled as Fukaboshi promises her that he and his brothers will take care of Shirahoshi and that they will make sure that the signatures from their people will be collected.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has it.
- The High Queen: Of Fishman Island.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With her husband.
- In Vino Veritas: When her people, even those who had previously supported her cause, started backing out in the wake of Fisher Tiger's death, she got completely smashed, then got on the radio and viciously called out her subjects for their cowardice while drunk.
- Ki Attacks: She is the first known Mermaid to be a confirmed Haki user, capable of using Observation Haki or Mantra.
- Missing Mom: Shirahoshi's. The poor girl didn't even get to properly pay her respects to her until Luffy came along, because of Vander Decken.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The Martin Luther King, Jr. to Fisher's Malcolm X. Considering she was assassinated for her cause just as MLK was also draws parallels.
- As with MLK, Otohime was also assassinated in broad daylight via sniper gun shot.
- The New Fishmen Pirates force the island's citizens to step on a Fumi-e, a reference to how Christians in Japan were forced to step on an icon of the Virgin Mary.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead before the series starts.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Stopped a thief by herself, even though her body is weak.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Arguably the bravest and most heroic woman in the One Piece universe; and she is not even a warrior at that.
- Taking the Bullet: For an assholish Jerkass World Noble to boot. It just made her more popular. This isn't how she died, however.
- Tender Tears: Like her daughter, she cries at the drop of a hat; but only because her heart is so pure and kind.
- Tiger Versus Dragon: If you assume that Otohime is the "dragon" to Fisher Tiger's... "tiger".
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While Neptune is pretty much a Gonk, his wife was a beautiful mermaid.
- Weak, but Skilled: She has a very fragile body, but makes up for it with diplomatic skills so great that she managed to get a peace treaty from the World Nobles. Let that sink in for a second.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: More nuanced than the usual "Can't we all just get along" idealist. Her drunken rant revealed that part of her motivation to campaign was anger at the injustice of a world where opportunities for fishmen were forever out of reach for no other reason than because they were fishmen, and she both understood and accepted that some fishmen could never forgive and reconcile with humans, focusing instead on making sure they did not pass their hatred on to the younger generation.
"Ancient Weapon" Poseidon
Voiced by: N/A
What was originally thought to be an ancient weapon of mass destruction turns out to actually be a mermaid princess from the void century who had the power to control Sea Kings.
Corazon, whose real name is Donquixote Rocinante, is Donquixote Doflamingo's younger brother who Trafalgar Law apparently holds some respect for. He died 13 years prior to the Dressrosa arc and for that Law decided to take revenge on Doflamingo.
He ate the Devil Fruit Nagi Nagi no Mi ("Nagi" means "silence"), which lets him create impermeable sound barriers.
"Welcome to my Impel Down. Excuse me, I was being too ambitious. I'm still the Vice-Warden, Hannyabal"
Voiced by: Tetsuo Goto (JP)
Easily one of the greatest examples of The Starscream
in manga and anime, Hannyabal is the overly ambitious vice-warden of Impel Down. He appears to be a tall man with a pot-belly and a massive chin, wearing a pharaoh's headress. His continuous Freudian Slips
about his desire to become Warden and silly antics often gain the ire of Magellan, who either Dope Slaps
him, or outright poisons him in anger. Despite his finding him irritating and too ambitious, Magellan considers Hannyabal as his only worthy successor to Chief Warden of Impel Down.
As of the timeskip, he achieved his dream as he is now the Warden of Impel Down with former Jail Head, Domino, as his number two.
- Large and in Charge: Post Time Skip, he's in charge of Impel Down!
- Laughably Evil: Nearly every time you see this guy, he's acting or saying something that's funny. This abruptly stopped when he faced off against Luffy.
- Large Ham: His loud personality and his starscream attitude has been consistent since he was very young.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Throughout the Impel Down arc, he was basically doing nothing so Magellan would be removed as Warden. When it became clear that Luffy might actually succeed, he put his foot down and held the line.
- Nice Hat: Actually a nemes.
- Even better when it's revealed that he had an even nicer version of it special ordered and on standby for when he eventually became Warden. Unfortunately, he has to break it out prematurely when Mr. 2 steals his regular one.
- Number Two: To Magellan, initially. He gets promoted after the Time Skip.
- Obviously Evil: Subverted. He certainly looks evil, and is willing to sell out his superior for a promotion, but his motivation is to protect the innocent.
- Punny Name: Hannyabal is a combination of both Hannya, the death mask his face resembles, and Hannibal.
- The Starscream: Openly declares his ambition to become chief, often in earshot of Magellan. Despite this, Magellan considers him to be a worthy successor.
- Theme Music Power-Up: Parodied. When Hannyabal uses his flaming naginata technique, he has guards in the background playing drums and singing a song to cheer him on.
- Took a Level in Badass: After the timeskip, he actually DOES become the new warden of Impel Down.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Never wears a shirt. Never. This is lampshaded by the guards when Mr. 2 posed as him, that even in the extreme temperatures of Level 4 and 5, Hannyabal would never wear anything but his pants to show how Badass he is. Unfortunately, it also doubles as Fan Disservice.
- You Shall Not Pass: When push comes to shove, he will not let criminals escape from Impel Down. You need to get past him to do it, and he will not move.
Twenty years ago, at the dawn of the Golden Age of Piracy, Kong was the Fleet Admiral. He's since been promoted. Now the second-most (technically sixth-most, but who's counting) powerful person in the World Government, Kong's authority extends to not just the Marines but the Warlords, espionage agents, Cipher Pols, and Impel Down and Enies Lobby staff as well.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: While technically speaking we have yet to see him do anything besides sit behind a desk, fans near-unanimously believe he will turn out to be this, based on the fact that he used to be Fleet Admiral, presumably going through Vice Admiral and full Admiral to get there, both of which have asskicking as a job requirement.
- Bigger Bad: Apparently not exactly a "bad" guy, but whenever the Straw Hats face a member of the Government's military, their orders come from him.
- Chekhov's Gunman: First seen in silhouette in "Chapter 0," and his existence was hinted at as early as the "Yellow" databook.
- Heroic Build: One of the bulkier characters seen so far.
"Demon Man" Gin
Don Krieg's right-hand man. Befriended by Sanji.
- Badass: One of the best fighters in Krieg's crew.
Dorry and Brogy
Brogy Voiced by: Tetsu Inada
(JP), Jonathan C. Osborne (EN, Funi)
Two giants who reside on Little Garden
from the land of Elbaf. They have been fighting each other for years, so long in fact they have forgotten what they've been fighting about. It was over who caught the biggest fish.
- Battle Aura: They both get one in the anime while using their special attack (see below). Dorry's is blue, Brogy's is red.
- BFS: Dorry's weapon of choice, he is a giant after all.
- Big Fun: Brogy, both figuratively and literally.
- Forever War: What their duel essentially is. Because both are about equal, they've been fighting for well over a century with no signs of stopping even when their weapons break.
- Honor Before Reason: The two are willing to fight what amounts to an endless duel for a reason that neither of them can remember. According to them, the reason doesn't matter. This is a matter of HONOR!
- Horny Vikings: Their culture is based on the vikings.
- Made of Iron: Dorry shrugged off an explosion from inside his stomach.
Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold
Marigold voiced by: Kimiko Saito (JP)
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 Tenryubito' on their backs, marking them as property of the World Nobles. They were both force fed two different models of Snake-Snake Fruit (Hebi Hebi no Mi
), Sonia the Anaconda model and Mari the King Cobra model.
- Action Girls: They're both very strong warriors.
- Barrier Warrior: Sort of, Mari uses Armaments Haki to deflect enemy attacks.
- Big Little Sisters: Despite being Hancock's younger sisters, they are both much, much bigger than her. And this IS Hancock we're talking about.
- Blade on a Stick: Mari's weapon of choice.
- Breath Weapon: In her cobra form, Mari can spit venom from her mouth.
- Curves in All the Right Places: Sandersonia does, at least. Even her zoan from has very noticible hip curves, for what passes as hips for a half-snake hybrid.
- Does Not Like Men: With Luffy and Rayleigh being the only exceptions, much like their sister.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Sonia's speciality is Observation Haki.
- Fiery Redhead: Mari, literally so at one point when she sets herself alight for her Hebigami-Tsuki: Salamander attack.
- Flower Motifs: Their names, obviously.
- Genki Girl: Sonia, when not in action.
- Heel-Face Turn: Alongside their older sister, when she falls in love with Luffy.
- Heroic BSOD: Sonia breaks down crying and screaming as Hancock explains their past to Luffy. Mari, despite being very shaken herself, has to give her a Cooldown Hug.
- Ki Attacks: They're both proficient users of Haki.
"Ghost Princess" Perona
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.
- Annoying Laugh: "Horohorhorohoro!"
- 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.
- Corner of Woe: Another of her powers, Negative Hollow, forces people into one.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Subverted in that she's not actually a ghost, but is able to control ghosts. Although she can become one via astral projection
- Cuteness Proximity: Has a great love for cute animals.
- Daddy's Little Villain: While not blood related, her relationship to the rest of the Mysterious Four was rather Bratty Teenage Daughter like, especially with Absalom.
- Dark Chick: Serves as this among Mysterious Four of Thriller Bark. Her role in the actual governance of the ship was the least defined and she seemed to spend most of her time entertaining herself with her collection of animal zombies. She's also the one that eventually turned face.
- Dark Action Girl/Dark Magical Girl: Is a mixture of both, she's assertive and likes to fight (as long as she's not in any physical danger) but she's also incredibly lonely and longs for companionship, part of her Face Turn was based around finally warming up to Zoro simply due to time and proximity.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Post time-skip.
- Emotion Bomb: The "Negative Hollow" is a "Despair" type.
- The Fake Cutie: Though she's presumably an adult, she acts like a pre-teen girl, being obsessed with cuteness and covering her room with pink. She also loves cute things and wants to rule over a nation of them.
- Girlish Pigtails: Pre-timeskip.
- Heel-Face Turn: Thanks to Kuma, being alone and in need of company she befriends Zoro when he lands there too. And Post time skip, helps the Straw Hats escape.
- High Heel-Face Turn: The only one of the Mysterious Four to turn a new leaf (not that she had much choice, given the situation in which Kuma threw her).
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: Her fight with Usopp is equal parts flirting with and throwing explosive ghosts at him.
- Mad Bomber: She really enjoyed using her explosive Mini-Hollows in her fight with Usopp.
- Nice Hat: Post-timeskip.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Though not a Logia-user, her Devil Fruit allows her to project an intangible ghost that she can use her powers through.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She finds zombie stuffed animals adorable.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Her eyes are completely round, with only a few eyelashes visible at the bottom, and instead of colored irises like most female characters, she has large black dots that gain concentric circles when she's shocked, essentially an enlarged version of the male iris design.
- Oh, Crap: Has an absolutely EPIC one during her fight with Usopp.
- Parasol of Prettiness: You can even see it in the picture above.
- Perky Goth: Pre time-skip.
- Red Baron: "Ghost Princess"
- Regal Ringlets: Post time-skip.
- 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.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: The "tomboy" part is just barely there; her speech pattern in the original Japanese is distinctly masculine, but she's otherwise quite girly.
- 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.
"Great Whirlpool Spider" Squard
Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP)
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.
- Odd Friendship: With Ace, ironic, considering that his father slaughtered Squard's old crew.
- Red Baron: "Great Whirlpool Spider" (Oouzugumo). The reasons are unclear, except for a tatoo on his forehead.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Squard, Squad, or Squardo?
"White Horse" Cavendish aka Hakuba
A Super Rookie and the captain of the Beautiful Pirates. He made a name for himself after he made it to the new world but after the events of the Battle of Marineford and being overshadowed by the rookies of the "Worst Generation", he holds a grudge against Luffy and the other Supernovas for stealing his spotlight away from him. He enters the Corrida Colosseum hoping to win the Flame-Flame Fruit.
- Agent Peacock:
- When you are able to tank a headbutt from a pirate who once fought evenly with Garp, with a sword thinner than one of said pirate's strands of hair, you have earned your place in the New World.
- Hakuba is even tougher than him!
- Ambiguous Disorder: As the One Piece wiki sums it up, his Hakuba "condition" can only be described as one hell of a combination of narcolepsy, sleep-walking, multiple personality disorder, and psychopathy. Not to mention Cavendish himself is a grade-A narcissist. So... yeah. He's got issues.
- Attention Whore:
- When his evil side went out to become a pirate Cavendish decided to go with it because of all the popularity he would get.
- The reason he's angry at Luffy and the Worst Generation is that it diverts people's attentions from him. His reason for taking down Doflamingo is that he believes it can make him more famous than them, and he accuses Luffy for trying to hog his fame when he declares he's also going to kick Doflamingo's ass.
- Awesome but Impractical: As Vice Admiral Bastille points out, his Hakuba personality is a fearsome speed-demon, but it is ill-suited for match-type fights like the one he's participating because when Hakuba is active, Cavendish, the one who entered the fight, is technically unconscious.
- Ax-Crazy: Hakuba knows nothing but maiming and killing.
- Badass Normal: Doesn't seem to have any devil fruit abilities, but is still a very strong pirate.
- Bishōnen: Complete with Bishie Sparkles.
- Cool Horse: Has a pet white horse named Farul.
- Dartboard of Hate: He has the most recent bounty posters of the Eleven Supernovas, covered in knife holes. He even makes a note he must get some new ones because his current ones are so holey now.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Cavendish wants to kill the Eleven Supernovas simply because they took focus away from his popularity, especially during the war. Luffy even lampshades how ridiculous a grudge this is.
- Even the Guys Want Him: It's not only female spectators who get heart-shaped eyes when he walks into the arena.
- Heroic RROD: Hakuba doesn't hold back one bit when in control of Cavendish's body; when he wakes up in the Colosseum he goes all-out for literally a second or two - which is enough time to kill or incapacitate everyone else in the fight apart from Rebecca - and then immediately passes out again.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: His Hakuba personality manages to Curb Stomp everyone in Block D except for Rebecca and even she was knocked over by him. However in order to be declared as a winner of such a battle royale, one has to be conscious so he was defeated on a technicality.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite wanting to kill Luffy for very petty reasons, Cavendish's treatment of Rebecca shows a better side of him.
- Lost in Translation: His epithet "White Horse" is written in kanji which is why most scanlators translate it in English. His split personality's name "Hakuba" is written in katakana and left as is as it makes more sense phonetically.
- Meaningful Name:
- His name appears to be partly derived from Cavendish Square, a major location in which The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde takes place in and for which ties in with his Hakuba personality.
- Furthering the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde reference, Rommel, the kingdom from which Cavendish hails from looks distinctively like London with its Big Ben-like clock tower.
- Narcissist: Oh, so very much.
- Nightmare Face: He puts on a frightening face consisting of Milky White Eyes and a Slasher Smile when his Hakuba personality takes over.
- Non Indicative Name: His epithet seems blatantly obvious since he rides a white horse, but it's actually the name of his evil split personality.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Cavendish has a grudge against the 11 Supernovas for this reason. And mostly because he wanted the female attention his infamy brought.
- Prince Charming: A parody of the type, as his beauty and popularity with women makes him vain and self-absorbed rather than kind and approachable. He also drops the act rather quickly when angered or not in the center of attention.
- Royal Rapier: His Cool Sword Durandal, which is one of the legendary swords.
- Shout-Out: Cavendish's name is a reference to Thomas Cavendish, continuing the series' tradition of naming characters after real-life pirates and privateers.
- Sleep Walking: see Superpowered Evil Side.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He actually does have somewhat of a name, but his ego is still oversized compared to it.
- Something about a Rose: Being a blatant parody of bishōnen types, it's only natural that he would carry a rose around. What's unnatural is how he ended up eating it.
- Split Personality: Cavendish and Hakuba
- Superpowered Evil Side: Cavendish's epithet "Hakuba" (Japanese for "White Horse"). In truth, Hakuba is a split personality which awakens when he falls asleep. Hakuba is much faster than Cavendish, so much so that it looks like the wind itself is slashing away.
- Super Speed: Hakuba possesses this. It is unknown whether Cavendish does, too.
- Talking to Themself: When Hakuba is about to attack Robin, Cavendish tries to take back control, resulting in the two bickering with himself/each other.
- Two-Faced: During Hakuba and Cavendish's argument, he switches from his normal face to his Nightmare Face back and forth so fast that eventually his face becomes half and half. This face also comes up later when Cavendish tries to use Hakuba's speed to help Robin while still trying to maintain control.
- With Friends Like These... / Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to be developing a rapport with Bartolomeo not unlike the one with Zoro and Sanji. While they do fight well as a team, as shown in their fight against Gladius when Bartolomeo lets Cavendish in and out his barrier so he can attack Gladius and get to safety from his attacks, they constantly argue with each other over their respective attitude.
Don Chinjao "The Drill"
Voiced By: Shin Aomori
A former pirate and leader of the Happo Navy and a participant in the Corrida Coliseum. He holds a grudge against Garp for ruining his life. He extended this grudge onto his grandson Luffy, but Luffy, being himself, manages to make him an ally.
Civilians & Non-Pirates
A young woman from the Goa Kingdom, who's been a friend of Luffy's ever since the latter's childhood.
- Cool Big Sis: Sort of acted as one to Luffy in the past.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Luffy. The age gap isn't as big as other examples of the trope, but it is still there, as she is a young woman while he is a teenager.
A young rich girl from Syrup Village, and a good friend of Usopp's.
- Aunt Pennybags: Very much enjoys Usopp's stories, and gave the Straw Hats the Going Merry.
- Big Fancy House: Well, she is rich...
- Hospital Hottie: Shaping up to be one, at least, considering she's been studying to be a doctor since the East Blue arc. More than qualifies in-universe as well, considering she's been shown to have suitors lining up for her.
- Ill Girl: Initially, although she gets better soon.
- Meaningful Name: Probably unintentional, but her name is a Malay word for "rich, wealthy". No prizes for guessing her financial status.
- Stop, or I Shoot Myself!: Threatened to cut her own throat to stop Jango from attacking the Usopp pirates any more. Since she hadn't written the will Jango needs yet, it works.
A former pirate who, after a weird accident, got stuck in a treasure chest. He lives on an island populated with strange animals and guards the treasure on the top of a small hill.
Chef "Red-Leg" Zeff
Voiced by: Koji Yada (JP), Robert O'Gorman (EN, 4Kids), Grant James (EN, Funi)
Sanji's mentor, and an ex-pirate, Zeff is a the proprietor of the Baratie. In his pirating days, he spent a year in the Grand Line, and while in the East Blue attacked the ship Sanji worked on. A storm destroyed the ship and his own, leaving him and Sanji to almost starve to death on a barren rock. After being rescued, he set up the Baratie, and taught Sanji how to cook and fight.
- Autocannibalism: In the manga, he ate his own leg so as not to starve to death while on the island. In the anime, this was changed to getting his leg caught in some wreckage while trying to save Sanji from drowning.
- Badass: He taught Sanji everything he knows about cooking and fighting.
- Badass and Child Duo: Him and Sanji, in the flashback.
- Badass Grandpa: His advanced age hasn't slowed him down one bit.
- Badass Mustache: He braids it.
- Badass Normal: For a guy with no Devil Fruit powers, surviving a year inside the Grand Line is quite a feat.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: His legs are powerful enough to destroy boulders and leave foot prints in steel.
- Chekhov's Gun: He's the first person seen to refer to the first half of the Grand Line as "Paradise." Why is this significant? Because, 500-some chapters later, we discover that this is the term used for it by New World pirates, referring to the huge difficulty spike between the two seas. Naturally, this has led to a lot of Wild Mass Guessing that Zeff was a New World pirate himself.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He wasn't the nicest pirate, but his rule is DON'T STEAL FOOD, and Heaven help you if you do.
- Grumpy Old Man: While he isn't that old, he does grump a bit.
- Handicapped Badass: The wind from kicking his peg leg can stop flaming bullets. And he wasn't even trying hard.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Him and Sanji. They first met when the latter was a cabin boy.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be a jerk who doesn't hesitate to lay the smackdown on Sanji, but he truly does care for Sanji, and cried... uh, leaked Liquid Pride when Sanji left. He was later seen rejoicing with the others when Sanji earned his first bounty.
- Life or Limb Decision: The loss of his leg was because he saved Sanji. The details differ from manga (eating it himself so Sanji would have enough food to survive) to anime (while saving little Sanji from the drowning ship, he got caught in the wreckage and it was either cutting it on the spot or both of them dying).
- Promotion to Parent / Parental Substitute: For Sanji.
- Red Baron: He earned the moniker Red-Leg because of the blood from those he kicked got spilled on him.
- Retired Badass: Once a feared pirate, now a chef exclusively.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Him and Sanji do go at it, but deep down, they care for each other.
- Would Hurt a Child:
Nami's adoptive older sister. Their hometown was destroyed during the war, and she and Nami were among the very few survivors. The orphaned Nojiko found an also orphaned baby Nami among the ruins and carried her around in her arms, until she found their soon-to-be mother Bellemere...
- Big Damn Heroes: In a sense, Belle-Mere was about to let herself die after fighting in a brutal war on Nami and Nojiko's island that left her severely wounded. If Nojiko hadn't shown up when she did, that would've been the case.
- Cool Big Sis: Adoptive sis, but still.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Sorta. She got her tattoo so Nami wouldn't feel alone after being "recruited" by Arlong.
- Happily Adopted: Had no qualms with Belle-Mere adopting her.
- Sole Survivor: Along with Nami, who was a baby at the time, they're the only survivors from their initial hometown after a pirate attack.
- Taking the Bullet: In the anime, for her sister. Fortunately, it only hit her shoulder, but it was enough for the villagers to want to fight back against Arlong's crew, leading to Nami's Heroic BSOD.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light blue hair.
Mayor/sheriff of Cocoyashi.
- Face of a Thug: One that scared Nami when she was a baby, too.
- Nice Hat: With a whimsical pinwheel attached to it since Nami was a baby. He did this to distract her from being intimidated by his face so she would laugh instead of crying. Genzo wears the pinwheel even after she's matured, since her life is so rough and she requires something to make her smile. He later leaves the pinwheel behind at Bell-Mère's grave when Arlong is defeated, knowing he doesn't need it anymore.
- Overprotective Dad:
- When he sees Nami's wanted poster, his first reaction is to call the Marines and complain... that the sexy picture will attract more suitors than bounty hunters. (Not that it stopped him from blowing it up on his wall...)
- He also tells Luffy that he'll kill him if he "breaks (Nami's) heart".
- Parental Substitute: While he is not officially Nami and Nojiko's dad, he certainly acts like one to the girls.
- Papa Wolf: He was fine with Arlong allowing Nami to buy back Cocoyashi while he made sure the village was safe but once Arlong tried to use a Loophole Abuse to keep Nami in his employ. That was line crossing, so much so that he rallies the entire village for an assault on Arlong Park all for Nami's sake.
- Scars Are Forever: Got scars etched all over his body when he stood against the Arlong Pirates and Kuroobi gutted him in response.
A lighthouse keeper as well as the caretaker of Laboon. He the first person the Straw Hats meet upon entering the Grand Line. After they help Laboon, he tells the crew how the Grand Line works and loans them a Eternal Pose to navigate the sea. It's later revealed he was on Roger's crew as its doctor. Mostly to help Roger stay alive for one final journey.
- Anime Hair: Flower-shaped.
- Badass Grandpa: Vivi and Mr. 9 shot him several times with bazookas, and the guy came out OK. And if that isn't badass enough for you, he also used to be a member of Roger's crew.
- Blade on a Stick: Fights with harpoons.
- Combat Medic: Especially back when he was in Roger's crew.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Indeed.
- Made of Iron: His age doesn't stop him from swimming in a lake of digestive juice or taking several bazooka bullets to the chest.
- Retired Badass: He used to be the doctor of Roger's crew.
- Running Gag: He lampshades his own running gag to stare people threateningly only to claim to be totally harmless in the next panel.
A huge whale who Crocus looks after. He's waiting for a pirate crew he met 50 years ago to return as they promised.
- Bowdlerize: 4Kids infamously removed Laboon and replaced him with, of all things, an iceberg (that still seemed to make whale cries).
- Chekhov's Gunman: Turns out that Brook was part of the pirate crew Laboon was waiting for; he is the only surviving member, and his main goal in life is to get back to Laboon and fulfill the promise his crew made.
- Covered with Scars:
- Intellectual Animal: Laboon is heavily emotional and surprisingly understanding for a whale. He can understand the human language and the motives behind people's actions.
- Mysterious Animal Senses: Halfway round the world the Straw Hats find Laboon's dearest friend, Brook. Crocus comments on how Laboon seems to be in good spirits, which Laboon replies to with a triumphant roar, as if knowing that the Straw Hat Pirates and Brook will return.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: At least as a baby whale◊. Dawww~!
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name has sometimes been spelled as "Raboon".
- Super Toughness: He can feel pain, but due to his immense size, Laboon is resistant to most physical damage, as shown by his unrelenting headbutting of the Red Line.
- The Promise: Laboon gains a badly drawn copy of the Straw Hats' Jolly Roger painted across his scars. Luffy promised Laboon that he would return to see him, under the guise of wanting a rematch, moving Laboon to tears of joy. Luffy warns Laboon that the insignia will wash away if Laboon continues hitting Reverse Mountain further. Laboon has not hit the mountain since.
Drum's number one doctor, also called "Witch". Is a lively old woman who lives in the royal castle. She adopted Chopper after Hiriluk's demise and taught him her medical knowledge.
- Dr. Jerk: God help you if you try to defy her medical orders. It's mostly in the interest of her patients. Mostly.
- Dynamic Entry: "Doctor Stop".
- Hammerspace: Where she gets the stuff she can chuck at people from. She can even throw chickens at them!
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Essentially this. She's genuinely interested in helping people, and willingly took on Chopper as a student when Hiriluk (whom she otherwise regarded as a quack) died. She cries when he leaves (in between chucking battleaxes at him) and is pleased to know he's doing well when he gets a wanted poster (though she hopes the 50 Beli is a mistake)
- Knife Nut:
- She uses dissection blades as her main weapon, when she's not busy breaking stone walls by kicking them hard.
- Or when she's not throwing an army's worth of medieval weaponry at you.
- Long Lived: She's over a hundred years old.
- Never Mess with Granny: She may be an old woman but that doesn't stop her from going medieval on your ass if you piss her off.
- Non Action Girl: During the fight against Wapol's goons she states that she'll take part to the fight only if they need her help.
- Ms. Exposition: Subverted. She was the first person in the series to mention the mysterious "Will of D", but she never elaborated it.
- Older Than They Look: She's actually 139 years young.
- Running Gag: She often asks around if they want to know the secret for her age and young looks. Nobody is interested.
- More like interrupting any question as if THAT is what they wanted to ask. They quickly correct her, apparently fearing the answer.
- Another one is people mistaking her for a young woman until they see her Butter Face.
- Tap on the Head: Her preferred method of anesthesia: have Chopper give the patient a concussion.
- Tsundere: She cries when Chopper leaves the castle (after chasing him with knives and all, mind you).
The leader, now king, of Drum Island. He was once a guard under Wapol and regreted every minute of it. He ate the Ox-Ox Fruit (Ushi Ushi no Mi
) Model: Bison.
Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi
(JP, first voice), Toshiya Ueda (JP, episode 512+) David Mansley (EN, 4Kids), Kyle Hebert
The king of Alabasta and Vivi's father. A wise and kind ruler of the land, though was almost overthrown by the munitions of Crocodile who uses his organization, Baroque Works, to spread discontent among his subjects and cause a civil war. Thanks to the Straw Hats, the plan was thwarted and Cobra managed to stop the war with his words. After which he helps to rebuild the kingdom along with his subjects.
- Heroic Sacrifice / Taking You with Me: Attempts to cave in the underground tomb he's in via hidden mechanism in order to take down Crocodile. Subverted twice: it wouldn't have been enough to kill Crocodile, and Luffy ends up pulling Cobra out in the end, anyway.
- Ill Boy: Post-Time Skip
- Overprotective Dad: Zigzagged. He cares enough about Vivi's safety to follow her when she visits the Sand Sand clan, but his response to her getting beaten up by Koza is to dismiss the incident as a simple children's fight.
- Papa Wolf: Came to Vivi's rescue when bandits tried to kidnap her.
- Pervert Dad:
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Cares very deeply for his country and tries the best he can to help his subjects.
- The Reveal: His role in expositioning about the secrets his ancestors kept, and had passed onto him, such as the Ancient Weapons and the Poneglyphs can be summed up to this, pre-timeskip and post-timeskip, it's revealed almost nonchalantly his ancestors were none other than one of the 20 Kings who founded the World Goverment - This guy could easily have been a Celestial Dragon if his ancestors didn't stay to rule and fulfill their obligations, and he might still be considered a World Noble.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: In a recent cover shot, it is shown he is too ill to attend Reverie this year. He also is going gray or white.
One of the Royal Guards of Alabasta along with Chaka, was very close to Vivi during her youth. He ate the Bird-Bird Fruit (Tori Tori no Mi
) Model: Falcon.
- Big Damn Heroes: Often missed, but he was the one responsible for saving Luffy from his possible second death at the hands of Crocodile and later goes to save a falling Vivi alongside Luffy.
- Disney Death: Blown up by a city destroying bomb. Except that he wasn't.
Adult Voice: Takeshi Kusao
(JP), Jonathan Todd Ross (EN, 4Kids), Todd Haberkorn (EN, Funi)
A resident of Alabasta. Cobra helped his village when a drought hit during his childhood, which during that time he met Vivi and the two became close. But when another crisis hits the land during his teenage years, he grows discontent with Cobra and forms a rebel force to overthrow him, unaware however that it's exactly what Crocodile wants. Midway through the war he finds out who the true villain is and is badly wounded. However he lives and helps end the civil war along with Cobra. It's shown later that he's helping to rebuild the land to its former glory.
- Badass: Milder example than others in the series, but he saved Vivi from kidnappers when they were children. That takes some serious guts.
- Call to Agriculture: Becomes Alabasta's environmental minister following the revolution.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar that runs down his left eye. He got it when he saved Vivi from kidnappers when they were children.
A young Shandian girl who was born with a powerful version of Observation Haki or Mantra. So strong, she doesn't know how to shut it off. As a result, she can tell over a great distance of several miles when people die. She fights with her people to be rid of Eneru and wants peace to come to Skypeia.
- Cursed with Awesome: She has Mantra potent enough to sense people dying. She lives in the same place as Eneru. Do the math.
- Does Not Like Shoes : In the manga, on a couple of covers and special episodes, she's wearing sandals, but in the anime, she's almost always barefoot.
- The Empath: She was born with Mantra, and can sense people's emotions as well as when they are dying.
- Kill It with Fire: Her main weapon is a fire axe.
- Spider-Sense: Mantra or Observation Haki
A nomad the Straw Hats meet on Long Ring Long Land. He wound up stuck on a pair of stilts he made for tens years and was only freed when Luffy knocked them down by accident. He's reunited with his horse Sherry but comes under confrontation from Foxy and his crew. The SH agree to fight Foxy for Tonjit's sake after Sherry is shot. After the Straw Hats win the Davy Back Fight, Aokiji freezes the water so Tonjit can rejoin his tribe.
- Berserk Button: Tries to gun down Foxy when the latter shoots his horse. Subverted when he calms down as soon as Luffy accept the challenge, and even buys food from Foxy's stand during the Davy Back Fight.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: To sum up, he built a pair of stilts so tall that he was unable to descend and was struck there for ten years.
- Cool Horse: Stelly, his extremely loyal steed, who waited for him for ten years.
- Too Dumb to Live: From the stilt accident (again, TEN YEARS), to dare to eat some "cheese" (actually an hardened gruel of milk) and suffering from intoxication. Heck, even Luffy calls him on that.
Chimney and Gonbe
Chimney Voiced by: Chiwa Saito
(JP), Lara Woodhull (EN, Funi)
Kokoro's hyperactive, adventure-loving grandaughter and her pet rabbit who thinks he's a cat.
- All Animals Are Dogs: Played with. Gonbe is a rabbit, but for some bizarre reason he acts and sounds like a cat.
- Anime Hair: Chimney's pigtails put Pippi Longstocking's to shame.
- Creepy Child: Unintentionally so, but Chimney's constant smiling is quite unnerving.
- The Ditz: Until she was specifically told so, Chimney could not figure out that her grandmother is a mermaid despite knowing that she had scales and a fish tail.
- Empathy Pet: Gonbe mimics all of Chimney's movements and meows in sync with her dialogue.
- Genki Girl: Chimney.
- Made of Iron: They were in a train crash, well it was more the train was launched like a rocket into a building, and only got a nose bleed. It's especially impressive considering they are both very young and have zero combat experience, unlike the other passengers.
- Perpetual Smiler: Both of 'em.
- Plucky Girl: Chimney.
- Uneven Hybrid: Chimney is 1/4 mermaid due to Kokoro being a mermaid. She doesn't have any mermaid features, although she's a very good swimmer.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Gonbe's fur is blue. Also Chimney has green hair.
Adult Voice: Izou Oikawa (JP), Philip Weber (EN, Funi)
The mayor of Water 7 and former student of Tom. He united the separate shipyards into the Galley-La company which he heads. He was given the blueprint to the ancient warship by Tom and later passed it to Franky to keep it from the WG. He helped prep the Rocket Man and patched up Going Merry which was instrumental in the Straw Hats' escape from Enies Lobby. He also helped to build the Thousand Sunny and convinced Franky to leave with the Straw Hats.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Subverted. He's just really good at making ships.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He named his pet mouse Tyrannosaurus and abandoned all his appointments on a whim. He's also possibly the best shipwright in the world. His dream is to turn Water 7 into a ship.
- The Chessmaster: Does a pretty good job against the World Government and CP 9 at keeping the Pluton blueprints out of their hands (he was successful for a good 10 years or so) but he's outmatched by the ruthlessness of Lucci.
- Cool Old Guy: Though he's only 38 when he first appears, he does get called old by his employees and Luffy, and he's extraordinarily helpful in the Straw Hats quest to get Robin back, so he definitely qualifies.
- Godzilla Threshold: The only reason he doesn't just burn the Pluton blueprints is this. If someone who could read the poneglyphs were to find one of the ancient weapons, the only counter measure would be a new warship made from the blueprints by the Water 7 shipwrights.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In his youth, especially compared to Franky and his hairstyle.
- Made of Iron: Survives being shot five times and the next night shot again and left in a burning building.
- Man Child: Part of his Obfuscating Stupidity is to act like this, when informed by his secretary he has to go to a long series of meetings he responded with "I don't wanna" and promptly stuck his finger in his nose. Of course, when there's nobody to trick, he's cool, calm and collected.
- The Nicknamer: He's the one who started calling Cutty Flam Franky.
- Properly Paranoid: He hands the blueprints off to Franky because he thinks the WG is on to him. He's right.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Franky, though they were only foster siblings. Iceburg was the dutiful, respectful sibling while Franky was violent and disruptive.
- Verbal Tic: Starts many of his sentences with "Nmaa".
- Vetinari Job Security: The only reason why the Cipher Pol couldn't just break down his door. After Tom was arrested, he united the shipyards of Water-7 into a single corporation, the Galley-La, and became a provider to the World Government. As both a CEO and mayor of Water-7, he was just too important to kill off for the CP 9.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Franky; "Look at us... we yell as soon as we look at each other. You jerk! I'm glad you're alive!"
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair.
Also known as Shakky, she is Silver Rayleigh's business partner and an old friend of Hatchan's, who owns a bar in the Sabaody Archipelago called "Shakky's Rip-Off Bar", which places highly exuberant prices on anything you purchase there
. Those who don't take the pub name very seriously are dealt with accordingly
. Other than business, she somewhat obsessively reads newspapers to garner information about current affairs which already gives her a Ms Exposition
role, as seen when she informs the Straw Hats that nine other pirates are on the archipelago, who like themselves have garnered the World Government's attention, and (including Luffy and Zoro) were dubbed the Eleven Supernovas.
She herself was once a pirate, and was chased by Vice-Admiral Garp, but she retired forty years ago
. She appears to sensitive about her age since as soon as the question was brought up, she changed the subject. Shakky quickly look a liking to the Straw Hats, so much that she didn't charge them. She especially took a liking to Monkey D. Luffy and seems to believe him when he told her he wants to be the Pirate King.
- Retired Badass: Was chased by "Garp the Hero" and retired forty years ago, but still has it in her to kick the ass of anyone who doesn't pay in full for their drinks.
Voiced by: Ako Mayama (JP)
-empress of Amazon Lily
, given the name Gloriosa, Elder Nyon is an elderly lady who lives on the outskirts of Amazon Lily, as a consequence of leaving the island and abandoning her duties, after she came down with "love sickness", and somehow surviving when her predecessors didn't. However, during her time away, she learned several things about the world outside the isolated island, including about the opposite gender, the politics of the world and she also met a member of the Roger Pirates, Silvers Rayleigh and Shakuyaku; and discovered Boa Hancock and her sisters, Sandersonia and Marigold, who were previously missing for four years after they were enslaved by the Celestial Dragons, bringing them back home.
Nyon takes her role as a senior figure to the Kuja Amazons, and something of an adviser to the current empress "Snake Princess" Boa Hancock (albeit their often antagonistic relationship), and her interest in current affairs keeps Hancock informed; important considering her Warlord position. When Luffy arrived on the island, she was surprised by his spirit, his luck and his kindness. She informed Luffy of Ace's execution, and warned him of the dangers that follow, and was surprised to see him survive both Impel Down and
the Whitebeard War in two days.
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.
- Action Girl: The Kuja are a warrior tribe, so she's definitely this.
- Badass Adorable : She doesn't get to fight onscreen much, but still. Hell, she even became a member of the Kuja Pirates after the timeskip, which most definitely means she's stronger than she looks.
Luffy and Ace's caretaker who watched over them when they were kids at the "request" of Garp (i.e: forced into it). She and her gang are mountain bandits of Luffy's home island and are thus criminals. Though Garp is willing to overlook their crimes as long as they do what he asks of them.
- An Axe to Grind: Her main weapon.
- Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Always wished Luffy, Ace and Sabo would just get out of her hair despite the threat of Garp hanging over her head. But when Ace and later Luffy left on their own and gave her thanks for raising them, she burst into tears.
- Badly Battered Babysitter: She was already having trouble with Ace when Luffy came along. Sabo joining them didn't help much either.
- Boxed Crook: Garp blackmails her into looking after Ace and Luffy by threatening to have her arrested for being a mountain bandit.
- Calling the Old Man Out: When Garp returns to Fusha Village after Marineford War, Dadan calls him out on letting Ace die and punches him repeatedly.
- Cowardly Lion: She swings between slivers of courage and cowardice.
- Irony: Luffy almost wound up being killed by a bandit, then had one practically raise him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It's there, just hard to find but is there.
- Mama Bear:
- She attacked the pirate captain Blue Jam in order to protect Ace and Luffy.
- And also her actions towards listed in Calling the Old Man Out. Attacking without hesitation a man she had spent years terrified of because of Ace's death and the pain it's caused Luffy.
- Tsundere: Type A to Ace and Luffy. She treats both as nuisances, but shows concern when they decide to live outdoors (which she denies) and cries after hearing each brother's farewell (which she also denies).
- What the Hell, Hero?: To Garp for not actively trying to save Ace during the Marineford War.
A beautiful, large Shortfin Mako Mermaid who runs the Mermaid Café in Fishman Island. She's also a well known seeress, and foretold great events like the coming of the Great Age of Piracy and Whitebeard's death. She recently freaked out when she predicted Ryugu Island destruction at the hands of a person wearing a "straw hat", which may indicate Luffy or Decken. Oh, and did we mention she's Arlong's sister?
A Coelacanth Merman and the King of the Ryuugu Kingdom in Fishman Island.
- Apologizes a Lot: A running gag for him when he was first introduced.
- Badass: Though his age has caught up with him, he's still pretty powerful.
A prideful female warrior who has joined the Dressrosa tournament at Corrida Colosseum, with intentions of winning the Flame Flame fruit and killing Doflamingo.
- Action Girl: Also known as the "Undefeated Woman".
- Faux Action Girl: Rebecca has skill, to be sure, but the above title results from foes that she can outmaneuver and knock out of the ring. When forced into a situation where she actually has to attack, her performance is lackluster.
- Aerith and Bob: A mild case with her and her family's names. "Rebecca" and "Scarlett" are fairly common English/American names, but her aunt is "Viola" (named after the instrument, but typically a Spanish female first name when given as a name), her father "Kyros" (a Greek name), and her grandfather "Riku" (Finnish/Japanese).
- Badass: She's able to defeat dozens of powerful fighters without even hurting them. She gets extra badass points for being one of the youngest, if not the youngest, contestants in the tournament.
- Badass Adorable: Maybe not "dawww"-inducingly so, but still very cute, especially when she softens up near Luffy.
- Badass Pacifist: She's the first character seen with a totally Observation Haki-based fighting style, and thus fights by dodging her opponents in creative ways that result in them taking out themselves or each other. This ability makes her the perfect counter to the rampaging Cavendish, as she's just fast enough to take a non-fatal blow to her helmet while everyone else gets cut down, winning her the D-Block round.
- Badass Princess: Revealed to be this. And another reason Doflamingo wants her dead.
- Bare Your Midriff: Given what she's wearing...
- Braids of Action: Under her helmet.
- Chainmail Bikini: Almost literally: she wears nothing but a paludamentum (mantle), helmet, greaves and bracers. Her body armor consists of scaled brassiers and loincloth.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Is hinted to have Observation Haki.
- Cool Helmet: Likes to wear one in combat. It actually saved her life during the D-Block round.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She lived on the point of starvation with her mother, then her mother was killed and she too was hunted. Only the one-legged toy soldier was her friend as they fought to survive under Doflamingo's rule.
- Dramatic Irony: When Thunder Soldier come to her and tell her not to participate in the tournament (and calling her "not an adult despite 16 already"), she gets enraged, stating that they cannot wait any longer since everyone is losing hope, deriding the statue of Kyros as nothing but a fictional, idealized soldier that represents the hope that the convict gladiators may one day escape captivity, and then shouts that he isn't even her real father. He leaves, and she deeply regrets her words. The irony being that Thunder Soldier is actually Kyros — and her biological father. We don't learn the former until the end of the chapter, but the point still stands.
- Deadly Dodging: Her main method of combat in the colosseum is by dodging her enemies' attacks and leave them helpless from the recovery to strike back.
- Easily Forgiven: She tries to kill Luffy, but he shrugs it off because she didn't really do it out of malice, she was extremely outmatched, and she brought him lunch.
- Fragile Speedster: She's clearly not as tough as the likes of Luffy or the other competitors, but she's very fast, using that advantage to get them to take each other and themselves out without ever having to strike back. She's even fast enough to avoid being hit too hard by Hakuba's attacks, granting her victory in her block.
- Heroic BSOD: Goes through one when she learns that Diamante killed her mother, Scarlett.
- Hidden Depths: Rebecca seems to have a mysterious past involving Spartan, Thunderous Soldier of Rage, and Doflamingo. To a lesser extent, with Kyros (a legendary combatant) and Ricky as well. It's revealed that she's a princess of the royal family, Ricky being King Riku (her grandfather), and the Soldier being her father in toy form. And Doflamingo is the one who toppled her grandfather and radically changed Dressrosa into what it is now.
- I'm Not Hungry: Because her mother died trying to get food for her.
- The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Inverted (change "defensive" to "offensive") - she usually doesn't attack much on her own (outside of Counter Attack), but she starts to charge at Diamante. This change of strategy is noted by the commentator.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Unbeknownst to her, the Thunderous Soldier of Rage, the toy who raised her as his adoptive daughter, is in fact her biological father turned into a toy. It's stated that the reason Rebecca doesn't know this is because her father was turned into a toy prior to their meeting and he decided to withhold the information from her — probably because toys who attempt to reveal the truth of their identities and their previous human nature are immediately sent to the scrap heap, and possibly because she forgot about his existence entirely thanks to the effects of Sugar's devil fruit. The aspect of the reveal for the trope is downplayed because he revealed it not to Rebecca, but to the Straw Hats and the Tontatta Tribe.
- Becomes a double doozy when it's revealed — again, to others, not Rebecca herself — that the Toy Soldier is also the legendary gladiator Kyros, who once fought three thousand straight battles without suffering a single hit.
- She learns about it after all toys are transformed back and Rebecca regains the memories about her father.
- Ms. Fanservice: The anime in particular has conspicuously enlarged her breasts and frequently delves into filler by showing her fights.
- Nerf Arm: Like Ricky's sword, hers is also blunt. You see, they're grandpa and granddaughter.
- Ring Out: Her main method of disposing of opponents. It's noted that she has never injured any enemy directly because she always does this.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She pretty much grew up to be the spitting image of her late mother Scarlett.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Because her grandfather was the previous king of Dressrosa and everybody hated him, the audiences in the coliseum all boo and jeer at her. Of course, that was a Frame-Up by Doflamingo.
- Worthy Opponent: Rebecca seems to feel this way towards Luffy as she said it would be nice if they both progressed to the second round of the tournament.
- You Are Not My Father: When Thunder Soldier come to her and tell her not to participate in the tournament (and calling her "not an adult despite 16 already"), she gets enraged and shouts this at him. He just leaves and goes on to carry his plan, while she deeply regrets it. The tragic irony being that he is her father.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Yes she does.
- Younger Than They Look: Well, in the body, at least. Her face looks believably young, much like Princess Shirahoshi who's the same age (sixteen, for the curious).
Ricky (Riku Dold III)
A gladiator who joined the Dressrosa tournament at Corrida Colosseum.
- 0% Approval Rating: After the incident that Doflamingo caused, everybody, including the other countries, hated him and his bloodline. How Dressrosa sees him now, due to their discovering Donflamingo manipulated him into killing so many people, isn't clear yet.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Riku was a beloved king who helped the other countries, protected his people, and his family managed to avoid going into war ever since they took charge of Dressrosa.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Riku got on his hands and knees and begs for his people, on a video Den Den Mushi, to give them their fortune to pay Doflamingo's fee.
- Berserker Tears: As he's manipulated by Doflamingo into killing his own people, he's visibly crying.
- Doting Parent: He really loves his granddaughter, to the point that he was shown crying Manly Tears in a flashback to her birth.
- The Good King: See 100% Adoration Rating. His country may have been poor but it was thriving and his people loved him.
- Nerf Arm: Ricky fights with only a blunt sword, and knocks people out with the hilt rather than hit them conventionally.
Voiced by: N/A
Kin'emon's samurai friend. Upon washing up on the shores of Dressrosa, he, Kin'emon, Momonosuke and a fourth samurai were apprehended by Doflamingo's troops. Kanjuro allowed himself to be captured to give his friends enough time to escape. He ate a Devil Fruit that allows him to bring to life anything he draws.
Dragon "The Revolutionary"
"Ride the winds of change, my son. That day you and I meet will come soon enough, I'm sure."
"Dragon The Revolutionary" is the son of a notable Marine and the father of an infamous pirate. A very mysterious man, very few know about his relation to them due to him being leader of the Revolutionaries — who directly oppose the World Government — and being the world's most wanted man. The World Government fears his ideas will spread chaos in the world, and he has apparently already spread them through many nations... mostly through war. His comrade, former ruler of Kamabakka Kingdom Emporio Ivankov, noted that he had the habit of always facing in the same direction when stepping out for air in his base. This could indicate he would occasionally feel homesick.
His full name is Monkey D. Dragon. That notable marine and infamous pirate mentioned up above? Garp and Luffy.
- Anime Hair: He's like Raditz.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Heavily implied. Ivankov, who's no pushover himself, mentions that pissing him off is just as bad an idea as challenging Whitebeard. Not to mention post-Timeskip Sabo, his second-in-command was personally taught his fighting style.
- Badass: Calmly stopped Smoker from capturing Luffy by merely holding the jutte on his back.
- Big Damn Heroes: Interestingly, he does these very subtly, like that whole business back in Loguetown (unclear if the lighting storm hitting Buggy when he was about to execute Luffy was him, but appearing behind Smoker to stop him capturing Luffy was definitely). And ten years before the main story began, his intervention in the burning of Gray Terminal lead to far less deaths than there would've been. He also saved Sabo's life when his ship was blown up by a World Noble, when everyone was sure that he died.
- Big Good: The closest thing the series has to one, although his exact agenda has yet to be revealed.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He is the most wanted man in the world and considering what the government did on an island to those who they suspect to be the lover and child of Gold Roger, he had a damn good reason to leave the East Blue.
- Disappeared Dad: Luffy didn't even know he had a father.
- Dramatic Wind: Seems to be his motif, and possibly his actual power, though the story hasn't been very clear on that yet.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Exactly what his origin was like is unknown. What is known is about six years prior to the start of the series, he and his revolutionaries were just starting out and raising trouble. Current time, Dragon is one of the most feared men in the world.
- Generation Xerox: Zig-zagged. Luffy looks and acts mostly like the previous Pirate King; however, Ivankov notes the willpower, boundless determination, and likely his inhuman strength that Luffy is known for all come from Dragon. It seems to be that Dragon generally acts much colder and more seriously than Luffy; his ever present smile seems more like a satisfied smirk than his son's goofy grin.
- Informed Attribute: Is said to be the most dangerous man alive, but suffers from lack of screen time. Thus, any impact his revolution has is mostly informed. Until recently, when the Revolutionaries have made an appearance in the Straw Hats' journey while they mess things up in Dressrosa.
- La Résistance: The leader of one. As such he is the world's most wanted man. His son, Luffy is shaping up to meet his standards as of recent events.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: The father of Monkey D. Luffy.
- Mysterious Parent: Oh, so mysterious. Such much that it's a shock both to fans and the main cast that Luffy, yes THAT Luffy, is his son!
- Papa Wolf: In Loguetown, he saved Luffy from Smoker in the nick of time. Plus, when Luffy was in Impel Down and telling Ivankov about Ace being his brother, Ivankov nearly flipped out and wondered how stupid the Marines were to be pissing off not just Whitebeard but Dragon as well. It implies angering the man directly is not a wise action and would avoid it unless no other choice.
- Parental Abandonment: Dragon's son Luffy wasn't even aware he had a dad. Although on Dragon's part, being a revolutionary dedicated to the overthrow of the World Government does have drawbacks, like not being able to see or associate yourself with your family, for example. Especially if you're the world's most wanted man. And to be fair, Iva noted that he from his base would always stare towards the direction of East Blue, which would imply he's homesick. Iva also theorizes the news of Ace's execution would not only bring Whitebeard's attention, but Dragon as well, though he turns out to be mistaken on Dragon's relation to Ace.
- Rebel Leader: Leader of Revolutionaries seeking to overthrow the current government.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Don Chinjao made it quite clear that had he known Dragon was Garp's son, he would've made sure Luffy would've never been born. This is also implied to be the reason why Luffy was left in Garp's care — considering how Ace turned out when he learned he was Gold Roger's son while still at a relatively young age, Luffy was lucky to not know the identity of his father until he was old enough not to care.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one in almost all his appearances.
- Tattooed Crook: Has some nice ones on his face.
- The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: The success of his ideas being spread around the world? Mostly owed to good-old-fashioned warfare. Then again against the corrupt World Government, not exactly a hard choice.
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A high ranking member of the Revolutionary Army alongside Sabo, whom she is well-acquainted with. She was originally introduced in a flashback as a little slave girl who was liberated by Fisher Tiger and taken home by the Sun Pirates twelve years ago.
- Badass: First time we see her all grown up, she sits on some mooks she just beat up and it is revealed that she's a substitute Fishman Karate teacher of the revolutionaries.
- Badass Adorable: And she's every bit as cute as she was as a child, to boot.
- The Bus Came Back: First introduced as a child in a flashback in the Fishman Island arc, then reintroduced in the present as a young woman, in the Dressrosa arc.
- Foil: She acts as one to Nami in almost every way. For one, both are adopted into a group of Fishmen, but while Nami is enslaved, Koala is freed from her slave status.
- Happiness in Slavery: Subverted. She wasn't happy at all to be a slave, but had to fake happiness in order to hide her fear and sadness (see Stepford Smiler below). Because she's been a slave for a seemingly long time, she kept this facade even after being freed, not knowing how to live any other way. She slowly but surely got over it, though.
- Morality Chain: To Macro and Arlong. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to actually make either of them good.
- It did sorta work with Tiger though. Her innocence was enough to convince him that there may hope for positive relations between fishmen and humans. A belief he finally announced on his deathbed.
- Nice Girl: To the Fishman Pirates. After she worked through some of her issues as a former slave, she was still a kind child that even Arlong couldn't harm.
- Nice Hat: Sports one in the present time.
- Perpetual Smiler: She's never seen without a smile on her face.
- Scars Are Forever: Defied, Tiger rebrands her just like the Sun Pirates.
- She Is All Grown Up: She's filled out rather well when she shows up in the present.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: She went from looking like this◊, to looking like this◊ during her time with the Sun Pirates.
- Slave Brand: Like all other slaves, she bears the same mark. She later had the mark of the Sun Pirates put over it.
- Stepford Smiler: Because she was a slave, she was scared of being killed by the World Nobles so she kept on a happy face to keep them from doing so. Fisher Tiger was able to help her stop doing it. Present day Koala still keeps her smile, but now it seems she does because she wants to.
- Tagalong Kid: To the Fishman Pirates.
- Tears of Joy: After keeping tears in for who knows how long, Fisher Tiger told her that it is OK to cry, that they will not hurt anyone, and vowed to return her home. Cue Koala (And the audience, for that matter) bursting into tears of joy.
- Took a Level in Badass: Who would have expected this meek little girl to have mastered Fishman Karate?
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to have this type of friendship with Sabo, as she's introduced comforting him while he mourns Ace and seems fairly close to him... and later tugs on his face and yells at him angrily for his recklessness.
Voiced by: Mahito Oba (JP)
A joke character and something of a Running Gag
in the series. Shows up in backgrounds of the series for the audience to spot. Word of God
stated he created him a long time ago as a fan character for Kinnikuman
- Distaff Counterpart: Pandawoman. With the arrival at Fishman Island, Pandafishman got spotted several times.
- Joke Character: He's not had any actual role in the series, just randomly inserted into the background at certain points.
- Something Person: Pandaman