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The Five Elder Stars
The Five Elder Stars (Gorousei in Japanese) are the leaders of the World Government, which means that they essentially rule the world. They are a group of five elderly men who have power over the Marines (through the Fleet Admiral, who is constantly in contact with them) and the Cipher Pol. They're also the ones who make deals with pirates who want to become part of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.So far none of them have been named and pretty much any other information about them still remains a mystery despite their significant influence over the story so far.
- Ambiguously Jewish: One of the members looks a bit like a Rabbi.
- Ancient Conspiracy: Their actions in regards to Ohara's scholars definitely show that they have something to hide from the general population. There are several other hints throughout the series that support this being the case as well.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted; according to the Dressrosa arc, they are not World Nobles. They're still evil, though.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Implied so far. At least three of them have visible combat scars in their bodies, and they're the guys who rule over the world. One of them also carries a nodachi with him.
- Badass Grandpa: As their collective name implies, they're all elders, and they're implied to be able to kick ass.
- Bald of Evil: At least two of them.
- Beard of Evil: At least two of them. Another one sports a Bald of Evil and a huge mustache.
- The Dividual: They're mostly treated as a group instead of separate individuals, to the point that none of them have been named so far despite being introduced all the way back during Jaya.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Downplayed. They showed some remorse about killing Ohara's scholars, but that was it.
- Evil Reactionary: Possibly, given how much they try to suppress knowledge of the "Void Century". This is a time in the world's history that has been deleted from public records; Bits and pieces of what happened during this time have popped up as the series has gone on, suggesting that the world used to be an incredibly high-tech society, including hints at the existence of robot armies, space travel, and technological superweapons. Because they try to kill or silence anyone with knowledge of the Void Century (the reason Robin, an Adventurer Archaeologist who can read the Poneglyphs said knowledge is stored upon, had a bounty as early as age eight) it's very possible they or their predecessors were successful Evil reactionaries.
- Evil Old Folks: They certainly have an ominous presence, and some of their decisions so far have been very questionable such as the genocide of an island of scholars who knew too much about the world's history.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Two of them have scars on their faces.
- Greater Scope Villain: Pretty much of the whole series. Being the superiors of the Marines, Cipher Pol and the Seven Warlords of the Sea, they could be considered this every time the Straw Hats face one of those groups. This is most apparent during the Enies Lobby arc, and later Dressrosa arc.
- Knight Templar: Big time. Pretty much every decision they take is done mostly to keep order in the world.
- The Man: They're collectively this for the world.
- Minor Major Character: They have not yet been shown to do much, and have not been named, yet they rule over the world.
- Mr. Exposition: Their role so far in present time tends to be as this, with them commenting about recent events that might impact the current situation of the world.
- Necessarily Evil: At least this is how they view their actions (although it's unknown what exactly they were afraid of the scholars finding). While they ultimately give the order to destroy Ohara, they seem very unhappy that the situation came to that.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: The one with the sword looks a lot like Gandhi. One sort of looks like Mikhail Gorbachev.
- No Name Given: As stated in The Dividual entry, they're only known by their title of "Five Elder Stars".
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: They really come off as this sometimes.
- Slave to PR: In the end, all they really care about is maintaining the image of the World Government as a benevolent force for justice, rather than the corrupt oligarchy that it is. Examples of this include giving Smoker the credit for taking down Crocodile in Alabasta, and pretending that the Level Six convicts from Impel Down didn't escape, which is so bad that is causes Sengoku to resign as Fleet Admiral. Because of this mentality, they're incredibly upset when Fujitora announces that the World Government allowed Doflamingo's reign of terror over Dressrosa.
- Threat Backfire: They keep raising the bounties on the Straw Hats because of how much they want them dead. The Straw Hats in general, and Luffy in particular, tend to see it as an accomplishment. Some other pirates also see increasing bounties as a symbol of pride.
- Treachery Cover Up: Tends to be their default reaction to something potentially embarrassing happening on the Government's watch:
- Crocodile gets exposed trying to overthrow the King of Alabasta and defeated by the Straw Hats, a group of rookie pirates? Say that the highest ranking Marine present was really responsible to save face. Smoker is still pissed off about that.
- Gekko Moriah gets beaten by the aforementioned rookie pirates? Send Bartholomew Kuma to Leave No Witnesses. Then order Doflamingo to kill Moriah for being weak enough to get his ass kicked, and claim that he was killed in the Whitebeard War to maintain the Seven Warlords reputation.
- Blackbeard, the guy they chose to replace Crocodile in the Warlords, breaking out dozens of Level Six convicts from Impel Down? Pretend the whole thing never happened and not let the Marines issue bounties to track the escapees. Sengoku actually resigned because of that.
- Averted in the Dressrosa arc, though that's because they didn't get the chance to institute a cover up. Most fans agree that Doflamingo's ties with the World Nobles would have allowed him to keep his Warlord status, but Fujitora publicly announced what happened to other countries before the Elders even learned about it. At this point the Elders were put in a lose-lose situation: either let Doflamingo walk free and lose what little reputation they had, or allow Doflamingo to be arrested, let the Straw Hats take the credit, and piss off the World Nobles. The Elders ultimately chose the latter.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: A nice way to describe them. They at least tried to maintain the world's Balance of Power, but they have extremely questionable means of doing so.
Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (JP)Twenty years ago, at the dawn of the Golden Age of Piracy, Kong was the Fleet Admiral. He's since been promoted. Now the second-most (technically sixth-most, but who's counting) powerful person in the World Government, Kong's authority extends to not just the Marines but the Warlords, espionage agents, Cipher Pols, and Impel Down and Enies Lobby staff as well.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: While technically speaking we have yet to see him do anything besides sit behind a desk, fans near-unanimously believe he will turn out to be this, based on the fact that he used to be Fleet Admiral, presumably going through Vice Admiral and full Admiral to get there, both of which have asskicking as a job requirement.
- Chekhov's Gunman: First seen in silhouette in "Chapter 0," and his existence was hinted at as early as the "Yellow" databook.
- Greater Scope Villain: Apparently not exactly a "bad" guy, but whenever the Straw Hats face a member of the Government's military, their orders come from him.
- Heroic Build: One of the bulkier characters seen so far.
- Improbable Hairstyle: A large spike-shaped hairstyle, with a lizard-like spiked beard to go along with it.
- Maniac Monkeys: Well, he's at least named for the most famous ape in all fiction, and it's a popular wild mass guess that his powerset will have something to do with primates.
- Minor Major Character: So far.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Seems like a nice enough guy, accepting the wishes of Garp and Sengoku when they resign with only a small amount of protest.
"Demon Man" Gin
Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (JP), Unknown (EN, 4Kids), Illich Guardiola (EN, Funi), Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish)Don Krieg's right-hand man. Befriended by Sanji.
- Ambiguously Brown: He has both brown skin and thick lips for some reason. His origins are never explained as well.
- Badass Normal: Not having any special ability or Devil Fruit power, yet he's strong enough to lift weighted tonfas and spin them like a helicopter, break through Pearl's armor, and knock out his boss with a single punch and effortlessly lift him.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Sanji gave him food when he was starving to death. He was so grateful, he begged Krieg to spare him; just him.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: They seem to emphasize how dangerous he is.
- The Dragon: He serves as this to Don Krieg.
- Dragon-in-Chief: It turns out that he's stronger than Krieg; his intense loyalty to his captain just kept him from realizing it.
- Dual Tonfas: His Weapon of Choice
- Heel–Face Turn: After Sanji saved him from starving to death.
- Long Bus Trip: He hasn't made an another appearance in 10+ years.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Even if Krieg attempted to poison him, in the end he still shows his loyalty towards Krieg.
- Red Baron: His epithet is "Demon Man".
- Put on a Bus: Before he leaves the Baratie, he tells Sanji to tell Luffy that he wishes to see him on the Grand Line.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Both English dubs spell his name as "Ghin".
Dorry and Brogy
Brogy Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Jonathan C. Osborne (EN, Funi)Two giants who reside on Little Garden from the land of Elbaf. They have been fighting each other for years, so long in fact they have forgotten what they've been fighting about. It was over who caught the biggest fish.They each have a bounty of 100,000,000 berries. They jointly hold one record for the oldest known active bounties, as they've both been wanted for over 100 years.
- An Axe to Grind: Brogy's weapon of choice.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: They're giants, so natch.
- Badass Beard: As befitting of Viking-style warriors, they have long, bushy beard to show.
- Battle Aura: They both get one in the anime while using their special attack (see below). Dorry's is blue, Brogy's is red.
- BFS: Dorry's weapon of choice, he is a giant after all.
- Big Fun: Brogy, both figuratively and literally.
- Forever War: What their duel essentially is. Because both are about equal, they've been fighting for well over a century with no signs of stopping even when their weapons break.
- Honor Before Reason: The two are willing to fight what amounts to an endless duel for a reason that neither of them can remember. According to them, the reason doesn't matter. This is a matter of HONOR!
- Horny Vikings: Their culture is based on the vikings.
- Made of Iron: Dorry shrugged off an explosion from inside his stomach.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: They're part of the giants from the island of Elbaf.
- Proud Warrior Race Guys: Elbaf giants are noted to be this, and they're no exception.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Dorry blue, Brogy red. It's even their epithets. Subverted though since their personalities are similar.
- Signature Laugh: They each have a distinctive laugh.
- Dorry: "Gegyagyagyagya!"
- Brogy: "Gebabababababa!"
- Spell My Name with an "S": Their names have been spelt "Dorey and Brogey" and loads of other variations.
- Sword Beam/Razor Wind: HAKOKU!!!
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: It destroyed their weapons after using it. (Though it's only because their weapons were dulled and half-broken already).
- Tears of Joy: Brogy, when it looks like he's finally won their decades-long duel. But it quickly turns to horror when he finds out that Dorry was fighting while injured.
Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold
Marigold voiced by: Kimiko Saito (JP), Julie Mayfield (EN)Known as Sonia and Mari for short, they're Boa Hancock's little sisters, though "little" might not be the right word. They were slaves of the World Nobles and were released by Fisher Tiger; since then they have been living a lie about why their backs cannot be shown, claiming that they have Gorgon eyes on their backs and anyone who sees it turns to stone, when in actuality they have 'The hoof of the Celestial Dragon' on their backs, marking them as property of the World Nobles. They were both force fed two different models of Snake-Snake Fruit (Hebi Hebi no Mi), Sonia the Anaconda model and Mari the King Cobra model.
- Action Girls: They're both very strong warriors.
- Animorphism: They both ate Devil Fruits that turn them into snakes or half-snakes.
- Barrier Warrior: Sort of, Mari uses Armaments Haki to deflect enemy attacks.
- Big Little Sisters: Despite being Hancock's younger sisters, they are both much, much bigger than her. And this IS Hancock we're talking about.
- Blade on a Stick: Mari's weapon of choice.
- Breath Weapon: In her cobra form, Mari can spit venom from her mouth.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Sonia's speciality is Observation Haki. With it, she can move her body to dodge every single hit of Luffy's Gatling attack.
- Does Not Like Men: With Luffy and Rayleigh being the only exceptions, much like their sister.
- Fiery Redhead: Mari, literally so at one point when she sets herself alight for her Hebigami-Tsuki: Salamander attack.
- Flower Motifs: Their names, obviously.
- Genki Girl: Sonia, when not in action.
- Heel–Face Turn: Alongside their older sister, when she falls in love with Luffy.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Sonia breaks down crying and screaming as Hancock explains their past to Luffy. Mari, despite being very shaken herself, has to give her a Cooldown Hug.
- Ki Attacks: They're both proficient users of Haki.
- Lovely Angels: They fight as one against Luffy.
- Morality Pets: They're the only ones (before Luffy comes around that is) that Hancock won't act like an asshole towards.
- Non-Standard Character Design:
- Punny Name: All their attacks with "hebi" in them can be either taken to be Japanese for snake or a romanization of the English word heavy.
- Prehensile Hair: Their Hebigami-Tsuki (Snake Hair Possession) attacks.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: To each other. Sonia is playful and mischievous and Mari is stern and serious.
- Satellite Character: To Hancock. They have very little characterization aside from their devotion to their sister.
- Slave Brand: Like Hancock, they bear the "Hoof of the Rising Dragon" on their backs, burned onto them as marks of their slavery to the World Nobles.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sonia's hair is green.
"Ghost Princess" Perona
- 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.
- Big "SHUT UP!": To Kumacy whenever he speaks, demanding he remain silent. Unfortunately, this prevents him from letting her know about Brook's first appearance on Thriller Bark and that Usopp, Nami, and Chopper were hiding inside him.
- Corner of Woe: Another of her powers, Negative Hollow, forces people into one.
- Cute but Cacophonic: She's a cute girl, but her voice can get pretty high-pitched and loud.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Subverted in that she's not actually a ghost, but is able to control ghosts. Although she can become one via astral projection
- Cuteness Proximity: Has a great love for cute animals.
- Daddy's Little Villain: While not blood related, her relationship to the rest of the Mysterious Four was rather Bratty Teenage Daughter like, especially with Absalom.
- Dark Chick: Serves as this among Mysterious Four of Thriller Bark. Her role in the actual governance of the ship was the least defined and she seemed to spend most of her time entertaining herself with her collection of animal zombies. She's also the one that eventually turned face.
- Dark Action Girl/Dark Magical Girl: Is a mixture of both, she's assertive and likes to fight (as long as she's not in any physical danger) but she's also incredibly lonely and longs for companionship, part of her Face Turn was based around finally warming up to Zoro simply due to time and proximity.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: Both of her pre- and post-timeskip outfits follow lolita fashion, fitting her ghastly, gothic nature.
- Emotion Bomb: The "Negative Hollow" is a "Despair" type.
- The Fake Cutie: Though she's at least a teenager and at most an adult, she acts like a pre-teen girl, being obsessed with cuteness and covering her room with pink. She also loves cute things and wants to rule over a nation of them.
- Girlish Pigtails: Pre-timeskip.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: She's lonely and wears gothic lolita, and can use her Devil Fruit powers to create ghosts.
- Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to Kuma, being alone and in need of company she befriends Zoro when he lands there too. And Post time skip, helps the Straw Hats escape.
- High-Heel–Face Turn: The only one of the Mysterious Four to turn a new leaf (not that she had much choice, given the situation in which Kuma threw her).
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: Her fight with Usopp is equal parts flirting with and throwing explosive ghosts at him.
- Mad Bomber: She really enjoyed using her explosive Mini-Hollows in her fight with Usopp.
- Nice Hat: Post-timeskip.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Though not a Logia-user, her Devil Fruit allows her to project an intangible ghost that she can use her powers through.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She finds zombie stuffed animals adorable.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Her eyes are completely round, with only a few eyelashes visible at the bottom, and instead of colored irises like most female characters, she has large black dots that gain concentric circles when she's shocked, essentially an enlarged version of the male iris design.
- Odd Friendship: With Zoro and Mihawk, who both couldn't be more different from her; however, it's Justified since she had nobody else to be with for those two years. As a cover story shows, she even chooses to go back with Mihawk for some time after Zoro leaves.
- Oh Crap!: Has an absolutely EPIC one during her fight with Usopp.
- Older Than They Look: She's currently twenty-five years old. This trope is more so in play before the Time Skip though, where she's 23 but her manner of dress and bratty attitude make it easy to mistake her as a teenager. She's also only 5'2, and therefore one of the shortest humans in the series.
- Parasol of Prettiness: You can even see it in the picture above.
- Perky Goth: She's always a goth-esque character, but pre time-skip, her personality is more cheerful and her outfit features a lot of pink.
- Red Baron: "Ghost Princess"
- Regal Ringlets: Post time-skip her hair gets curled, making her looking more regal.
- Superpower Lottery: One of the best Paramecia type Devil Fruits portrayed. Not only does it give her incredible versatility, in that she can create ghosts that few if any people have a defense against (she can directly attack people's emotional states, something that nobody else has proven themselves capable of) and explosive ghosts, but she can do it without ever exposing herself to danger. And who's to say that she couldn't create other types of ghosts?
- Squishy Wizard: Though she can do an amazing variety of things with her power, she is unused to being directly attacked and goes down almost immediately when Usopp finally finds her.
- 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.
- Vague Age: Despite appearing to be no older than say 15 or so before the Timeskip, she joined Moriah's crew on her own volition at least 12 years ago. Her immaturity doesn't help matters either, but seeing as how she rather visibly aged after the Timeskip, she's probably somewhere between 15-20 in all her appearances.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Her Negative Hollows don't work if the target is already exceedingly negative.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates cockroaches (katsaridaphobia), a trait Usopp capitalized on during his fight against her.
- Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: Averts this by being really clever with her Devil Fruit, she has zero shame about spamming and sniping people with her Negative Hollows. And even when Usopp proves himself immune she retreats to a place of safety and uses her projected ghost to attack him from complete safety. If it wasn't for her immaturity and lack of an experience in dealing with people immune to her abilities she would've won.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Pre time-skip, with striped stockings. Grade A.
"Whirlpool Spider" Squard
Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP), Jason Kane (EN)One of the pirate captains allied with Whitebeard, he comes to Marineford with his crew to save Ace. However after he finds out that Ace is the son of Gold Roger, the man who massacred his old crew, and after some manipulation from Akainu he turns on Whitebeard and stabs him, calling him out on selling his allies. Whitebeard, however, proves him wrong and forgives him. After the war, his whereabouts are unknown.
- The Atoner: After Whitebeard forgave him, he becomes this.
- BFS: One of his weapons is a gargantuan katana, possibly a Zanmato.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Shouts at Whitebeard after Akainu tricked him into believing that the Old Man sold them all.
- Dual Wielding: A standard katana and a oversized one. The latter is rarely used.
- Face of a Thug: He looks quite bad, but is more like a Boisterous Bruiser.
- Informed Ability: Despite being one of the New World Captains, he's not that impressive. Also the reasons behind his nickname are unknown...
- The Lancer: Whitebeard seems to consider Squard this, since he refers to him to coordinate the movements of the allies.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction after realizing he'd been tricked by Akainu.
- Odd Friendship: With Ace. Ironic, considering that his father slaughtered Squard's old crew.
- Red Baron: "Whirlpool Spider" (Oouzugumo). The reasons are unclear, except for a tattoo on his forehead.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Squard, Squad, or Squardo?
Civilians & Non-Pirates
- Babies Ever After: Had a child during the timeskip. We don't know the father yet, but Word of God implies we know him already.
- The Bartender: For the Syrup Village's bar.
- 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 was a young woman while he was still a child.
- Nice Girl: She's really kind and polite; in fact, the formerly wild and rowdy Ace got his own polite demeanor from her.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Makino has green hair.
Voiced by: Mariko Kouda (JP), Tara Sands (EN, 4Kids), Carrie Savage (EN, Funi), Adriana Núñez (Latin-American Spanish)A young rich girl from Syrup Village, and a good friend of Usopp's.
- Big Fancy House: Well, she is rich...
- The Cassandra: The townsfolk think that Usopp's tall tales rubbed off on her, they don't believe her stories about Kuro, nor do they believe the wanted poster post-Enies Lobby with the massive bounty is Usopp, since he got it under his Sogeking alias.
- 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.
- Nice Girl: She even puts up with Usopp's lies and just smiles at him whenever he does his antics.
- Ojou: Being the sole heir of her family's wealth, and has a calm and sweet disposition.
- Spoiled Sweet: Despite her wealth, she's a very kind girl.
- 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.
- Uncle Pennybags: A female version. Very much enjoys Usopp's stories, and gave the Straw Hats the Going Merry.
Voiced by: Toru Ohira (JP), David Brimmer (EN, 4Kids), Jonathan C. Osborne (EN, Funi), Unknown (Latin-American Spanish)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.
- Funny Afro: A big, green afro. In fact, he's the first character shown with one in the series.
Chef "Red-Leg" Zeff
Voiced by: Koji Yada (JP), Robert O'Gorman (EN, 4Kids), Grant James (EN, Funi), Jorge Santos (Latin-American Spanish)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 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.
- Badass Teacher: He taught Sanji everything he knows about cooking and fighting.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: His legs are powerful enough to destroy boulders and leave foot prints in steel.
- Chef of Iron: In the past he was both a pirate captain and a renowned cook.
- 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.
- Cool Old Guy: He's a quirky old chef who turns out to be badass.
- 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).
- Parental Substitute: Became a stern, gruff father figure to 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:
- Had no qualms kicking Sanji when they first met. And this was before they became friends.
- Sanji also mentions in the Arlong Park arc that growing up as a teenager on the Baratie, Zeff would often continue to kick him at full power; which, effectively, is one of the reasons Sanji has such a high damage soak nowadays.
Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (JP), Tara Sands (EN, 4Kids), Tiffany Grant (EN, Funi), Nallely Solís (Latin-American Spanish)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. Case in point, Nami's forever hatred of her tattoo led Nojiko to get her own so that her sister wouldn't feel alone about it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her original hometown was destroyed by pirates and her parents were nowhere to be seen, leaving her an orphan at a young age. Thankfully, she found a family in Nami and Bellemere. Sadly, when she was just 10 she watched her beloved adoptive mother be gun down by a vicious pirate and then was powerless to stop him from taking away her only sister. She then spent the next 10 years supporting Nami in getting the amount of money to buy back their home.
- 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 B.S.O.D..
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light blue hair.
Voiced by: Kozo Shioya (JP), Marc Diraison (EN, 4Kids), Bill Flynn (EN, Funi), Carlos Águila (Latin-American Spanish)Mayor/sheriff of Cocoyashi.
- Badass Moustache: He has the brimmed mustache, common for middle-aged badass lawmen.
- Cool Old Guy: Repeat, he's the 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.
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (JP), Micheal Haigney (EN, 4Kids), Monica Rial (EN, Funi), Unknown (Latin-American Spanish)Vivi's pet super-spot billed duck, who traveled with the Straw Hats during Vivi's time among the crew.
- Butt Monkey: Oh, lord, if anyone could out Butt Monkey early Usopp and Nami, it was Karoo. From jumping into a freezing cold lake while trying to save Zoro to being used as bait by Luffy and Usopp.
- The Klutz: Has this reputation among the Straw Hats. To be fair, it's not unjustified.
- Horse of a Different Color: Vivi uses Karoo as a form of transportation.
- Spell My Name with an "S" His name has been spelled as "Karoo" and "Carue".
- Undying Loyalty: To Vivi and the Straw Hats. When Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine tried to force him to scream to draw the Straw Hats into a trap, he didn't even make a sound.
Voiced by: Goro Naya (JP), Jerry Russell (EN, Funi)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.
- Cool Old Guy: Repeating: he tanked Vivi and Mr. 9's bazooka shots and used to be a member of Roger's crew.
- Death Glare: A very intimidating one.
- Implied Death Threat: Don't dare try to shoot him with a cannon. Somebody might end up dead. Especially him. Crocus sounds like he's threatening to kill someone because of his Death Glare but in truth he doesn't mean it, although he did serve in the Oro Jackson so he's bound not to be your average old man.
- 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.
- Younger Than They Look: Already looked like a middle-aged man at 21 years old.
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:
- From years of angrily smashing into the Red Line.
- The Straw Hat Pirates later discover that an Island Whale's pod all have similar scars on their foreheads.
- Gentle Giant: He's a huge whale, but really kind.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa (JP), Maddie Blaustein (EN, 4Kids), Julie Mayfield (EN, Funi), Erika Mireles (Latin-American Spanish)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.
- Ax-Crazy: The lengths she'll go to hurt you if you anger her are insane.
- Bare Your Midriff: Even at her age, she exposes her belly button.
- Berserk Button: You better not call her "old", unless you want to get kicked across the room.
- The Bus Came Back: After a long absence from the main story, she reappears in the Whole Cake Island arc as Dalton is heading to the Reverie; she joins as his doctor, much to his shock.
- Butter Face: A Running Gag with her is that upon meeting her, people are often stunned by how beautiful her body looks. Then they see her face.
- Catchphrase: "Ya happy?"
- Cool Old Lady: She's a world class doctor, and regards Chopper like a son (not that you'd know it)
- Cool Shades: Often wears shades in her cooler moments.
- Dr. Jerk: God help you if you try to defy her medical orders. It's mostly in the interest of her patients. Mostly.
- 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 (141 after timeskip) 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).
Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (JP), Ted Lewis (EN, 4Kids), J. Michael Tatum (EN, Funi), Dafnis Fernández (Latin-American Spanish, 1st voice), Ricardo Bautista (Latin-American Spanish, 2nd voice)The leader, now king, of Drum Island. He was once a guard under Wapol and regretted every minute of it. He ate the Ox-Ox Fruit (Ushi Ushi no Mi) Model: Bison.
- A Load of Bull: His power allows him to become a bison.
- The Atoner: He hated working under Wapol, and made sure to make up for it however possible, even before becoming King.
- Badass Beard: One fitting a man of his power and stature.
- The Beastmaster: After the Time Skip, it's shown in the cover story that he uses the Lapahns as troops, so he's definitely developing shades of this.
- Brought Down to Normal: For some reason, Movie 9 didn't include his Devil Fruit.
- The Bus Came Back: After a long absence from the main story, he returns at the start of the Whole Cake Island arc as he and several other kings and royal families make their way to the Reverie.
- Heroic Build: Tall and bulky, especially considering how Muscles Are Meaningless in this series.
- Improbable Weapon User: A large spade.
- Lightning Bruiser: Fast enough to dodge gunfire and strong enough to overpower Chopper.
- Nice Guy: So nice, he'll tell you trivia about himself without you having to ask.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: His Devil Fruit allows him to mop the floor with plain soldiers, but the flashback shows that Wapol's "Ultimate Weapon" form was too much for him.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: To the point that he really prefers not being called a King at all.
- Taking the Bullet: He's willing to do this for the citizens of Drum, to the point that when they meet again Chess doesn't even try to fight him and just shoots at some ordinary people.
Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (JP, first voice), Toshiya Ueda (JP, episode 512+), David Mansley (EN, 4Kids), Kyle Hebert (EN, Funi), Unknown (Latin-American Spanish)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.
- Cool Old Guy: Talks rather casually, at least when it comes to Vivi's friends. He also cares a lot for his kingdom.
- Dub Name Change: His name was changed to "Nebra" in the 4Kids dub.
- The Good King: His people always come first, no matter what.
- Heroic Sacrifice: 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, though he's not gonna let a silly thing like illness keep him from attending the Reverie.
- Kneel Before Frodo: At the end of the Alabasta arc, he kneels down and thanks the Straw Hats for taking down Crocodile, and saving Alabasta, and protecting Vivi.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Subverted. While he's named "Cobra", he's mostly an average middle-aged man with little, if any, means of fighting.
- 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: He doesn't seem to mind peeping at Nami in the steambaths.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Very much so. If he's told the country is getting poor and it's becoming hard to feed all the citizens, he just cuts down on his own money to give his subjects something to eat.
- 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.
- Tell Me About My Father: He planned to ask about what his ancestors had done in Reverie, because of what Robin said about Poneglyphs.
- "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: In a post-Time Skip cover shot, it is shown he has become ill, though he won't let it prevent him from attending Reverie this year. He also is going gray or white.
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (JP), Matt Hoverman (EN, 4Kids), Kevin M. Connolly (EN, Funi), Gabriel Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish)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 Brother Mentor: May be this towards Vivi.
- 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.
- Facial Markings: Ones that look like crosses around his eyes.
- Flight: Notable as one of only a handful of characters in One Piece to have this.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He takes the time bomb that is meant to blow Alabasta and then brings it up to the sky with him, taking the explosion only for himself. Of course, he turns out injured but alive, though it takes him some time to recover and he has a massive scar on his chest.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Vivi. He's not that old, but he was already an adult when Vivi was a young child.
- Older Than He Looks: In a flashback where Vivi was only 6, he looked exactly the same as he does now.
- Papa Wolf: Towards Vivi.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can turn into a giant bird thanks to his Devil Fruit.
- The Worf Effect: Effortlessly defeats a bunch of Mooks only to be utterly beaten by Nico Robin.
Child Voice: Naomi Shindo (JP), Jonathan Todd Ross (EN, 4Kids), Todd Haberkorn (EN, Funi), Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish)
Adult Voice: Takeshi Kusao (JP), Jonathan Todd Ross (EN, 4Kids), Todd Haberkorn (EN, Funi), Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish)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.
- Anti-Hero: The dude leads the Alabasta rebellion movement, supposedly for bettering the country.
- 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.
- Ship Tease: With Vivi, the first coming from him saving Vivi from kidnappers.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's not happy with the idea of starting a civil war and fighting the king, but he feels that's the only way to save Alabasta. Fortunately, Luffy and Vivi manage to defeat Crocodile and make Kohza realize the error of his ways before too much blood could be shed.
winged girl from Skypiea.
- Badass Adorable: She is far tougher than she looks: when a soldier goes to attack her, she reflexively flips her burn bazooka and holds it at his torso, point blank."Don't come any closer. This is a burn bazooka... I'll use it."
- BFG: She wielded a bazooka during her CMOA.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde hair and is a Nice Girl.
- Nice Girl: She's a real sweetheart in both personality and looks.
- Our Angels Are Different: She isn't technically an angel, but looks a lot like one: her looks (pink dress, long blonde hair, sandals, wings...) make Sanji mistake her for an angel when the Straw Hats meet her.
- She's Got Legs: Her legs get shown quite a lot due to her wearing a dress.
- Took a Level in Badass: And how! The way she goes about warning everyone about Eneru's plan to annihilate Skypeia is a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
- Winged Humanoid: Like everyone on the Sky Islands.
- 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", more commonly known in the Blue Sea as Observation Haki.
- Took a Level in Kindness: At the start of the arc, she was often grumpy and not prone to trusting a lot of people, but her soft side develops and she learns to open up more as the arc progresses.
- Winged Humanoid: Like everyone in the Sky Islands.
Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (JP), Bill Flynn (EN, Funi)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.
- Miniature Senior Citizen: He only reaches around Luffy's stomach in height.
- 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)
Gonbe Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (JP), Michelle Rojas (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: Naturally Chimney as she's still a young child.
- 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.
Child Voice: Daisuke Kishio (JP), Austin Tindle (EN, Funi)
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 CP9 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.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Harming or attempting to kill him is a good way to tick off not just Galley-La, but also just about all of Water 7.
- 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.
- Non-Action Guy: Unlike the rest of the Galley-La company, fighting isn't really his thing.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He kept undercover government agents at bay for years thanks to this.
- Perma-Stubble: Even after the Time Skip he still keeps the stubble.
- 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".
- Becomes "Welllll" in the English dub of the anime.
- 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.
highly exorbetant 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.
- Cool Old Lady : Although she really doesn't look that old.
- Ms Exposition: Well, she does read a lot of papers.
- Older Than They Look: She looks rather young, but she's old enough to have retired from piracy forty years ago. So much so that when Brook asks to see her panties she's flattered enough to be asked at her age to actually comply!
- 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.
- Smoking Is Cool: One of the rare women in the show who smokes, and she definitely isn't a woman to be trifled with.
Voiced by: Ako Mayama (JP), Nancy Sherrard (EN)The ex-ex-ex-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 very seriously, and is something of an adviser to the current empress "Snake Princess" Boa Hancock (despite 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.
- Cool Old Lady: As expected of a former empress. Hancock chucking her out of a window didn't bother her much.
- Destination Defenestration: Dammit, Hancock.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: She's very old and very small, even more so considering Hancock is extremely tall.
- Ms. Exposition: Like Shakky, she reads a lot of newspapers. She's even surprised that an infamous pirate like Luffy has such an ignorance of the world.
- Never Mess with Granny: In the anime, she felled Luffy with a drop-kick. She also easily recovered from defenestration off a building around 50 feet high by Hancock. These skills are to be expected considering she's a...
- Older and Wiser: To Hancock. Especially in regards to "love sickness", and serious decisions involving the WG.
- Only Sane Woman: The one resident of Kuja island who doesn't sycophantly agrees with everything Hancock says. She's often the voice of reason for Hancock, as she constantly urges Hancock to be more responsible.
- Retired Badass: She was, after all, former empress of the Kuja, who live under the philosophy "strength is beauty".
- Straight Man: To Hancock.
- Verbal Tic: She only says "nyo" in her sentences.
- Action Girl: The Kuja are a warrior tribe, so she's definitely this.
- Badass Adorable: She doesn't get to fight onscreen much, but still. Hell, she even became a member of the Kuja Pirates after the timeskip, which most definitely means she's stronger than she looks.
- Bare Your Midriff: Pretty much a given for a Kuja clanswoman.
- Feather Boa Constrictor: Pretty much a standard for all Kuja warriors.
- Fur Bikini: Her other outfit is a skimpy chinese-like garment.
- Ki Attacks: She can use Haki to make her arrows more powerful.
- Knife Nut: She threatens Luffy with a dagger at one point.
- Ms. Fanservice: Just look at how cute she is, and how much skin she reveals!
- Running Gag: She really wishes to have a look at Luffy's "family jewels".
- Spell My Name with an "S": Fans aren't sure whether her name is supposed to be spelled "Marguerite" or "Margaret".
- Taken for Granite : Happens to her, Sweet Pea and Aphelandra after they revealed they were the ones who found Luffy. She got better after Luffy's fight with Sandersonia and Marigold, though.
Voiced by: Rintaro Nishi (JP), David Wilson-Brown (EN)A strange warrior in beetle-style armor that lives at Boin Archapelago. He befriended Usopp when he was sent there by Kuma and taught him about Pop Greens.
- Badass Cape: Underneath a beetle shell no less.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He has several quirks, such as his tendency to repeatedly introduce himself.
- The Faceless: We never get to see what he looks like under that big helmet of his.
- Green Thumb: He is an expert in the use of Pop Greens, seeds that grow to full sized plants in an instant.
- Large Ham: I'M THE HERO OF THE FOREST, HERACLES-UN!
- Testosterone Poisoning: He is always gabbing on about "manliness".
- 24-Hour Armor: He is always seen wearing his armor.
- Utility Belt: Where he keeps his supply of Pop Greens.
- Vague Age: It's hard to tell how old he is considering he never shows his face.
- Verbal Tic: He has a habit of putting "-un" at the end of sentences and people's names.
Voiced by: Rokuro Naya (JP), Jim White (EN)An elderly meteorolgical scientist living on the sky island of Weatheria. He takes in Nami after she is sent there by Kuma and, along with his colleagues, teaches her Meteorology and modifies her Clima-Tact for her.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Definitely. For one example, when Nami panicked and got sad due to being separated from her friends, he tried to cheer her up with a Wind Knot; failing to realize that the gusts created by them are strong enough to send a person flying.
- Blow You Away: He has a special piece of rope called a "Wind Knot".
- Extreme Doormat: He always lets Nami get away with abusing him.
- Punny Name: It basically translates to "bringing out clear skies".
- Rain Aura: Its actually more of a Rain Sphere.
- Robe and Wizard Hat: He looks like a stereotypical wizard right out of Hogwarts.
- Verbal Tic: "Oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi..."
- Wizard Beard: He looks like a wizard (as does most Weatherians) and has a long white beard.
Voiced by: Noriko Uemura (JP), Jessica Cavanagh (EN)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.
- Brawn Hilda: Looks Gonk, acts very rash and un-womanly, and leads a gang of thugs.
- 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.
- Fiery Redhead: Has orange hair and is hot-tempered, befitting a thug leader.
- Gonk: She used to be pretty hot. Nowadays... not so much.
- I Was Quite a Looker: She may be a Gonk nowadays, but the SBS reveals she looked very nice as a young woman.
- 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.
Voiced by: Romi Park (JP)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 Fishman Island's destruction at the hands of a person wearing a "straw hat," which may implicate Luffy or Decken. Oh, and did we mention she's Arlong's sister?
- Berserk Button: Usually she's extremely calm and polite but in the name of God, don't be vulgar when she's nearby!
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: She uses one of those long cigarette holders like a high class lady.
- Hellish Pupils: Not only are her pupils slitted, but her irises are ovular.
- In the Hood: She's always wearing a hood.
- Large and in Charge: She owns the Mermaid Café and is surprisingly big for a mermaid.
- Nightmare Face: At Usopp and Luffy, when the latter once again asked if mermaids poop. Complete with fangs.
- Prophecy Twist: She foresaw the destruction of Fishman Island. Only it wasn't literal. Unless there's more to come, of course.
- Seers: She's a well known seeress, but know she has given up her career. Only to casually fortell the destruction of Fishman Island.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: A surprising one. Who would've guessed that such a nice lady (except for when she's mad) could be the younger sister of Arlong?
- Statuesque Stunner: She's very beautiful and also enormous compared to normal merpeople (though not to Shirahoshi's extent).
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Or rather, The Ugly Arlong's Hot Sister. Somewhat justified in that you can't guess what offspring a fishman/merfolk would bear (and that she's just Arlong's half sister), but still.
- Threatening Shark: Partially subverted, she's a very nice person. Just don't be rude with her.
Voiced by: Minoru Inaba (JP)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 Beard: He has a full chin strap and mustache who can easily kick ass.
- Badass Grandpa: He's gotten old and rusty, but he still packs a wallop when push comes to shove.
- The Bus Came Back: He reappears at the start of the Whole Cake Island arc, discussing about the matters of Reverie with his children and trying to push Shirahoshi into attending.
- Carpet of Virility: He's a big man with an equally big amount of chest hair.
- Distressed Dude: Was almost executed by Jones but rescued in Chapter 633.
- Gonk: He's very fat and misshapen. His sons also look similarly.
- The Good King: He's a really kind king, and often a Big Fun.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With his wife, Otohime. He's almost the size of a giant while she's just the size of a normal human.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Pulls off a water-ized version to knock back some of Hordy's troops.
- Large and in Charge: The guy is pretty huge, a trait his daughter takes after.
- No Mouth: It's hidden by his beard.
- Overprotective Dad: King Neptune keeps his gigantic daughter Shirahoshi locked up in a tower for ten years to keep her admirer's tokens of affection from reaching her. Quite justified though, since her admirer is a criminal Stalker with a Crush, and the 'tokens' are engraved weapons which target her when thrown thanks to his Devil Fruit power. Quite a few of them can be seen embedded in and around the doors leading to her room.
- Prongs of Poseidon: He's a mermaid king, so, yeah no brainer.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Even after hearing Shirley's prophecy, he only orders the Straw Hats captured not harmed.
- Red Baron: Kaishin (Sea God) Neptune.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: While he admits he's getting on in years, he isn't afraid to protect his subjects even if he has to take damage.
- Troubled Fetal Position: He did NOT take his wife's death well. It's actually one of the most disturbing scenes in the manga...
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Queen Otohime was a noted beauty, whereas King Neptune is...not.
- Verbal Tic: Uses "Jamon" to end his sentences.
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (JP)A sweet and brave young girl who is a 20 foot tall giant because of Caesar's experiments. When she learns the horrifying truth about the experiments, she helps the Straw Hats by taking the medicine candies away from her crazed, drug-addled friends.
- Blood from the Mouth: After eating the drug-filled candies to prevent her friends from eating them. The poor girl ended up writhing on the ground in agony, spitting blood from her mouth.
- Cute Giant: She is absolutely adorable, and Caesar's experiments made her huge.
- Gentle Giant: She is one of the nicest of the giant children.
- Ill Girl: Caesar told her that she needed to stay because she and the other children were ill. It was a lie, and he is poisoning her and the others with the candy. She becomes even more ill after eating all of the remaining "candies" to prevent her friends from eating the damn things.
- Taking the Bullet: She willingly ate all of the remaining "candies," well over twenty if there was enough for each child to have one, to prevent her friends from eating them and becoming even more sick. This finally causes the remaining children to snap out of their Unstoppable Rage.
- Unstoppable Rage: Because of the effects of the candy Caesar Clown fed her and the other children. It's later subverted when she snapped out of it, unlike her friends. This is because she has somehow developed some kind of resistance to the NHC 10 drug, and possibly Chopper's sedative was keeping said drug in check.
Voiced by: TaketoraThe announcer and commentator of the Corrida Colosseum Tournament.
- Big Damn Heroes: He comes to Luffy's aid when he's exhausted and needing a few minutes to recover. He also brings the other half of the colosseum participants in tow to stall Doflamingo.
- Combat Commentator: His role in the Corrida Colosseum is to serve as a commentator during fights.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He gets heart-shaped eyes at particularly impressive feats in the Colosseum.
- Mr. Exposition: He is the main responsible for explaining the backgrounds and fighting styles of the various participants.
- Large Ham Announcer: So much that it's not rare to see the Colosseum's staff workers covering their ears when near him.
- Non-Action Guy: He's not a fighter, but he still manages to assist Luffy against Doflamingo.
- Rousing Speech: He does this in Chapter 789; he announces that Lucy, or rather the Straw Hat Luffy, will defeat Doflamingo and there's still hope as long as people cheer for him.
- Tears of Joy: He cries this when he announces that Lucy finally wins against Doflamingo.
Ricky (Riku Dold III)
- 0% Approval Rating: After the incident that Doflamingo caused, everybody, including the other countries, hated him and his bloodline. After discovering Doflamingo's atrocities, the Dressrosan people start trusting him again.
- 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.
- Badass Grandpa: Visibly looking old, but still manages to be a fierce fighter in the colosseum.
- 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.
- Rousing Speech: Delivers one in ch. 785; he announced to his people that there's still hope that they can escape the nightmare that is coming down on them all, that they have a lot of great warriors to thank and Luffy in particular to put faith on, and to keep running and surviving with the last of their strengths.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He invokes this once during the battle in Dressrosa, saying that since he (feels like he) is no longer endangered, he's going down from the plateau he's on, trying to be useful to his people. Even before that, he's the king who really cares about peace and welfare of his country. He's also a trained colosseum fighter.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Pica taunts him about how much of a bad king he was and how his pacifistic ways lead to his kingdom's downfall, he retaliates by saying that a country that is built on war and violence would have no future, and he would choose death rather than murdering people even if it may keep him alive. Although he does admit his own helplessness and says that he's not going to take the throne again.
- Tears of Joy:
- He cried these when his granddaughter was born.
- In the present, he cries these again when Doflamingo is defeated.
- Technical Pacifist: Somewhat. He's okay with fighting as a sport in the colosseum (and he has done so himself), but he really values peace, and has worked so hard for it that his kingdom has never experienced war for a long time.
Voiced by: Ai NonakaThe princess of the Tontatta, the Dwarf tribe that live on Green Bit, next to Dressrosa. She was captured by Doflamingo because of her healing and restoration abilities granted by the Heal-Heal Fruit (Chiyu Chiyu no Mi), which made her an important asset for Doflamingo's operations. She's also adorable even by dwarf standards.
- Cuteness Proximity: She's so cute that she manages to briefly induce this in her captives. Even Vice Admiral Tsuru and her crew aren't immune to her cuteness.
- Damsel in Distress/Living Macguffin: She spent most of the arc imprisoned by Doflamingo's forces and the Dwarves were on a mission to rescue her.
- Girlish Pigtails: Very girlish and innocent, and her very thick pigtails shows that.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde and definitely not as bad as Leo describes. Quite the opposite actually.
- Healing Hands: She ate the Heal Heal Fruit, which allows her to heal any living thing instantly. Normally, her powers work on living things however they could also be used to restore non-living things as well albeit at the cost of her lifespan.
- Nice Girl: Contrary to what Leo believes, she's actually a very kind and compassionate princess.
- Sacrificial Revival Spell: Somewhat: She can turn donated blood into dandelion-like balls of healing. This also makes the donators becoming easily weakened if done too much on each person.
- Swiss Army Tears: One way in which Mansherry's Heal-Heal Fruit powers can be applied. Once Jora realizes this, she starts hurting Mansherry to invoke this trope on the defeated Doflamingo officers.
- Tsundere: Our first time meeting Mansherry in person, her personality doesn't match the "bitter, selfish, cruel, spoiled and ill-tempered" description she was given earlier. She's actually very sweet to the point of inducing Cuteness Proximity in villains and refuses to help Giolla revive the Officers. Then the first thing Leo says to her after catching her in a Bridal Carry is she's gained weight, earning him a punch to the face and Kabu thinking how some things never change.
- The next chapter makes it clear she's a "Sweet" type, being deredere to everyone else only really showing her Tsuntsun side to Leo out of frustration to his obliviousness.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Turns out Mansherry wasn't imprisoned in the SMILE factory. Instead, she was in the royal palace.
Voiced by: Fumiko OrikasaA female canine Mink who serves in the diurnal Mink army and acts as one of the assistants to the two Kings on Zou. A born warrior like every Mink, she's one of the first people the Straw Hats encounter on the island.
- Action Girl: All Minks, even the civilians, are natural born warriors- and Wanda is no different.
- Interspecies Friendship: Quickly establishes one with the Straw Hats despite the rumors that Minks hate humans.
- Nice Girl: She's quite friendly and hospitable once you get to know her.
- Nice Hat: Has a swanky cavalier hat during the Beast Pirates' invasion.
- Petting Zoo People: Like all female Minks shown thus far.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Carrot's red; Wanda is a mature, responsible Cool Big Sis type, Carrot is a Genki Girl. They seem to work well together though.
- Shock and Awe: She can use a mysterious ability called "Electro", which allows her to channel electricity through her sword. Other Minks can do this as well.
- Stock Animal Behavior: She occasionally licks people's faces like a dog would.
- Stock Animal Diet: Like all canine Minks, she, in her words, "adores bones". Much to Brook's chagrin.
- Taking You with Me: She attacks Nami after mistaking her for one of Jack's people, and after getting pinned down by her, she whips out a stick of dynamite and seems intent on blowing up Nami right on top of her. Luckily, she's told they're not with Jack shortly afterwards.
- The Tease: After explaining that, far from despising humans, her kind mostly just see them as a kind of balder ape-Mink, she also adds that there are those who wouldn't necessarily consider humans unattractive either... while licking Luffy's face again.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wore some during Jack's raid on Zou.
- The Worf Effect: Subverted. She's introduced alongside the other Minks as being proud natural warriors, but then Nami blocks her sword, dodges her attacks with some back flips, and then effortlessly pins her. This looks pretty good on Nami's part, but then you realize Wanda's been fighting an Emperor's crew for five days straight and was poisoned by gas at the time.
The colossal, sentient elephant that carries the entire country of Zou on its back. It roams the planet endlessly, and it's known to have existed for at least 1,000 years and has carried the Mink people for a similar amount of time.
- Dented Iron: Living for over a millenia took its toll on its body, making it weak and not very durable.
- Flying Dutchman: Apparently, it committed some grave crime hundreds of years ago and it's been sentenced to roam the planet for all eternity aimlessly, only acting on the command of certain individuals.
- Glass Cannon: It's powerful as all hell, but its long lifespan made its body weak and fragile.
- Honorable Elephant: Fits the archetype as described by the trope, though it claims it committed some sort of crime long ago.
- Long Lived: The oldest living creature shown thus far, having lived for over a millenia. It's so ancient, its eyes have sunken deep withing their sockets, making it look almost undead.
- War Elephants: Not normally, since it seems to just peacefully roam around for the most part, but it can weaponize its massive body on the command of the people who ride it. Jack learns this the hard way when, on orders from Momonosuke, it demolishes his fleet in one swing of its trunk.
- You Can Talk?: Dogstorm was completely unaware that the elephant was actually sentient and capable of using human language. However, much like the Sea Kings, only certain individuals have the ability to hear its voice (which presents itself as a voice communicating directly to their thoughts).
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.