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!World Government

[[folder:The Five Elder Stars]]
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-> Voiced by: Creator/YasunoriMasutani, Creator/KenichiOgata, Masato Hirano, Keiichi Sonobe, Creator/KeiichiNoda (JP), JB Edwards, Garrett Reeves, Cameron Smith, Randy Pearlman, Kurt Kleinmann (EN)

The Five Elder Stars (''Gorousei'' in Japanese) are the leaders of the World Government, which means that they essentially rule the world. They are a group of five elderly men who have power over the Marines (through the Fleet Admiral, who is constantly in contact with them) and the Cipher Pol. They're also the ones who make deals with pirates who want to become part of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.

So far none of them have been named and pretty much any other information about them still remains a mystery despite their significant influence over the story so far.
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: One of the members looks a bit like a Rabbi.
* AncientConspiracy: 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.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Subverted; according to the Dressrosa arc, they are not World Nobles. They're still evil, though.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: 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.
* BadassGrandpa: As their collective name implies, they're all elders, and they're implied to be able to kick ass.
* BaldOfEvil: At least two of them.
* BeardOfEvil: At least two of them. Another one sports a BaldOfEvil and a huge mustache.
* TheDividual: 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.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Downplayed. They showed some remorse about killing Ohara's scholars, but that was it.
** Also on the recieving end. Even Akainu, for all his faults, finds their constant need to appease the World Nobles and obsession with image both disgusting and detrimental to the Marines' goal of enforcing justice. [[spoiler:After Doflamingo's fake resignation from the Warlords]], he personally went to Mariejois to chew the Elder Stars out, accusing them of being dogs for the World Nobles.
* EvilReactionary: 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 AdventurerArchaeologist 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 ''[[WrittenByTheWinners successful]]'' Evil reactionaries.
* EvilOldFolks: They certainly have an ominous presence, and some of their decisions so far have been '''very''' questionable such as [[KillThemAll the genocide of an island of scholars who knew too much about the world's history]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Two of them have scars on their faces.
* GreaterScopeVillain: 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.
* KnightTemplar: Big time. Pretty much every decision they take is done mostly to keep order in the world.
* TheMan: They're collectively this for the world.
* MinorMajorCharacter: They have not yet been shown to do much, and have not been named, yet they rule over the world.
* MrExposition: 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.
* NecessarilyEvil: 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 [[KillEmAll give the order to destroy Ohara]], they seem very unhappy that the situation came to that.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The one with the sword looks a lot like Gandhi. One sort of looks like Mikhail Gorbachev.
* NoNameGiven: As stated in TheDividual entry, they're only known by their title of "Five Elder Stars".
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: They really come off as this sometimes.
* SharpDressedMan: All of them wear pretty simple and sharp business suits, except for the one in the white robe.
* SlaveToPR: 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 [[spoiler:pretending that the Level Six convicts from Impel Down didn't escape]], which is so bad that it causes Sengoku to resign as Fleet Admiral. [[spoiler:Because of this mentality, they're incredibly upset when Fujitora announces that the World Government allowed Doflamingo's reign of terror over Dressrosa]].
* TautologicalTemplar: At least in the anime rendition of the Ohara Buster Call incident, they've convinced themselves that they're "righteous" people, so everything they do, no matter how unpleasant, or the cost, is itself "righteous." The victims of Ohara, and the thousands of women killed for the "crime" of ''possibly'' bearing Gol D. Roger's child would like to object.
* ThreatBackfire: 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.
* TreacheryCoverUp: 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 LeaveNoWitnesses. [[spoiler: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]].
** [[spoiler: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.
** [[spoiler: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.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A nice way to describe them. They at least tried to maintain the world's BalanceOfPower, but they have extremely questionable means of doing so.
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[[folder:World Nobles]]
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Also known as "Tenryuubito" (Celestial Dragons), they are the residents of the Holy Land of Mariejois and descendants of 19 of the 20 Kings who formed the World Government long ago. They're shown as a group of arrogant aristocratics, abusing their authority and keeping slaves with them. Noticeably, they treat everyone lesser than them with great disdain to extremely inhuman levels. Despite being really weak, no one dares to hit a Noble, as they can summon an admiral to their help. So far all the World Nobles shown have bulbous-like hairstyle, wear bubble helmets in order to not breath the same air as the "lesser people" and their title is "Saint" (or in case of women "Princess").

The main Nobles shown so far are Saint Roswald, Princess Shalulia, Saint Charlos, Saint Jalmack, Saint Miosgard and Donquixote Doflamingo (he's a former one, though).
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: ''EVERYONE'' hates the World Nobles due to their horrible, horrible actions - such is that when Luffy punches one of them for trying to auction off Camie as a slave and shooting Hatchan, everyone rejoiced. But perhaps the best example of this trope is exemplified by [[spoiler:the backstory of Donquixote Doflamingo, whose family abandoned their titles to live among commoners. When the people discovered there were former World Nobles living among them (no thanks to Doffy's bratty behavior), they immediately went on a violent witch hunt to vent their grievances towards the World Nobles on them, not stopping until the entire family was dead]]. As commented by Eustass Kid, not even the most monstrous pirate could even sink that low. [[spoiler:Even Doflamingo hates them, even though his reasons are petty (they refused to let him back in because of [[SinsOfOurFathers his father deciding to become a "commoner"]], so Doffy vowed to destroy everything they hold dear)]]
* ArchEnemy: According to Rocinante, it's those who [[spoiler:carry "''The Will of D.''" He said that the D.]] are considered '''"God's Natural Enemy"'''. [[AGodAmI And by "god", they mean themselves]]. Children in Mariejois were told horror stories about [[spoiler: "D.", claiming they'll swallow them up]], and the motto of its elders was that [[spoiler: "D. will cause another storm" whenever one of them gets a highlight for doing something]].
* AristocratsAreEvil: They believe themselves to be gods that are free to murder and torture people for no reason, among many other crimes. At least for the males, they have the unusual title of "saint", which is often used more for members of the church - and these nobles are anything ''but'' saintly.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Averted, they're total losers. The only abilities they have on their belt is using a personal pistol they keep on hand, and summoning a far more powerful Admiral to kick ass for them.
** [[spoiler:Doflamingo plays this completely straight; he is monstrously strong even by maritime standards, let alone a World Noble. A lot of that might have to do with his life in piracy. While he doesn't quite hold the authority of the World Nobles per se, his blackmailing of them does grant him similar political power]].
* BeardOfEvil: Saint Roswald is bearded and no less evil than the rest of them.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Not exactly physical beauty, but Saint Homing along with his wife [[spoiler:who are Doflamingo's parents]] have rather gentle countenances in contrast to the Celestial Dragon's default smug expression. They're also the nicest Celestial Dragons depicted so far, with Homing even proclaiming that he is a mere human and giving up his status to live a humble life. Unfortunately, his humility was marred with naivete and ignorance on how much the common people ''despise'' the Celestial Dragons. His wife was poised enough to apologise to her children for not being in good health, despite the horrible conditions they were forced into.
* {{BFG}}: Saint Jalmack uses a large bazooka [[spoiler:to sink Sabo's ship]].
* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: Doflamingo found out a secret of theirs said to be so horrible that it would completely upend the World Government. He dangles this in front of them to retain his World Noble privileges despite no longer being an official member. Given what the government and the Nobles in particular have been shown to get away with openly, whatever Doflamingo found out must be really, ''really'' bad]].
* CreateYourOwnVillain: "Villain" relative to them, that is. Seem to have a ''really'' have habit of this if certain people escape from their cruelty and grow strong enough to be a threat.
** Hancock in a way. She ''utterly'' loathes them due to the fact she and her sisters were kidnapped as kids, sold into the slavery of a World Noble and forced them to eat Devil Fruits just for their entertainment. It's obvious if Hancock had the chance, she'd kill one on the spot. Heck the main reason she helped Luffy at all, besides Love Sickness, is because of learning that he punched a World Noble.
** Fisher Tiger was a slave to them for a time but escaped and busted out other slaves in the process. His symbol of his crew, the Sun Pirates, is actually a re-branded version of the World Nobles symbol to represent his freedom from them.
** [[spoiler: Sabo likely doesn't have much love for them. Considering he comes from a noble family himself (not World class however), seeing them try to kill homeless innocents (which nearly got Luffy and Ace killed as kids) just appease a visiting World Noble and was nearly the victim of said World Noble himself just for crossing his ship. It's safe to say he'll be more then glad to help take them down.]]
** Doflamingo [[spoiler: likewise is a result of them if only because he ''was'' a World Noble and carried their attitude as a kid. Even when he killed his father and tried to present his head as a peace offering, they refused to take him back due to the choice his father made to leave them. As such Doflamingo vowed to make them suffer and destroy their world that resulted from their forebearers for the slight.]]
** Movie-exclusive character, Gild Tesoro, [[spoiler:suffered from them when they bought a girl he had fallen in love with and found out she had died thanks to them. His ultimate goal was to control the World Nobles through money]].
* DirtyCoward: They're armed mainly with fire arms and are anything but brave.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Crossing their path even unknowingly results in getting a bullet to the gut. [[spoiler: Or in poor Sabo's case, being blown up by a cannon.]]
** Perhaps the strongest deterrent, however, is the fact that they can, and if pressed, ''will'', summon an admiral to take care of their aggressor. It's because of this that no one is willing to cross them. Perhaps the only people in the world that can get away with defying, and maybe even ''killing'', a world noble are the Four Emperors, because not even the admirals stand a chance against one of them.
** You ''know'' it's bad when victims of their cruelty will go after any of them if they had the chance. The reason Luffy was willing to give one of them the shellacking he deserved was because Luffy ''already'' had a high price on his head and knew the Marines were after him anyway. [[{{Irony}} Even if said World Noble has given up his title and probably has done nothing wrong to them]] [[spoiler: as Doflamingo's family found out the hard way.]]
* FatBastard: Saint Charlos and also Saint Miosgard.
* AGodAmI: What defines them as a whole. They consider themselves gods by inheriting "the blood of the world's creators", and this trait is shown by living separately from the rest of the world in Mariejois (a place that is literally called "The Holy Land"), covering their heads with either glass helmets or bubbles as to not breathe the air of commoners, and the whole "I can do whatever I want, and pay me proper respect in my presence!"-attitude.
* {{Gonk}}: Charlos, Miosgard and Miosgard's father. Saint Roswald and Saint Jalmack are more normal-looking, while Princess Shalulia is more like EvilIsSexy.
** Oda states in the SBS that he tends to draw the World Nobles as ugly to highlight their equally abhorrent personalities.
* HateSink: Every scene they appear in just makes viewers hate them even more. Besides [[spoiler:Doflamingo's family]], none of them ever showed any redeeming quality. They just keep doing horrible things, confident that their status lets them do whatever they want. They buy and kidnap people to make them slaves, shoot people just for not kneeling before them, make slaves eat Devil Fruits just for their own sick entertainment and much worse. Many characters suffered under them including Fisher Tiger, Hancock and her sisters and Koala, not to mention one of them [[spoiler:(nearly)]] killed Sabo. Eustass Kid, himself a PsychopathicManchild, claims that even the worst pirates are absolutely nothing compared to the World Nobles. Because of their horrible, horrible actions, it's a moment of celebration when Luffy punched Charloss in the face and no Admiral went after him for it.
* {{Jerkass}}: The BIGGEST EXAMPLE so far in the series.
** Their KickTheDog moments are treated with absolute horror, anger and disgust, they have no empathy to anyone other than themselves and enforce the slave trade [[spoiler: which Boa Hancock and Fisher Tiger were victims of]]. Some of them are downright fucked up, enough to [[spoiler: feed little girls Devil Fruits for their own twisted pleasure]].
** More examples: They shot kids (''very'' young kids, like ages two and five) just for running past them ''multiple times'', drove a girl to such despair that she went mute and committed suicide not long after leaving their service, [[EyeScream gouged out a guy's eyes]] sorely for entertainment, and have driven countries to starvation thanks to extravagant offerings that kingdoms are forced to give to them.
** From what was shown of them, [[spoiler:Doflamingo's parents]] seem to avert this.
* KarmaHoudini: This is what they believe themselves to be, and unfortunately, for the most part, they are right. As mentioned above and below, their high status in society allows them to do whatever they want without retribution. However, Luffy gave Charloss such a wake up call after he shot Hatchan. Saint Jalmack did get away with blasting a pirate ship with Sabo inside of it because his ship crossed his path, but he claims it's because Sabo raised a pirate flag.
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: With so many big changes happening in the world along with Joker's predictions and Kaido's plan to unleash a war that he hopes will consume the world, it's beginning to look like the World Noble's days of sitting in their ivory towers with impunity may be numbered (many fans have pointed out how Mjosgard's actions on Fishman Island are similar to how slave owners in post-Civil War America tried to enforce fugitive slave laws, and everyone knows how ''that'' turned out...).
* KickTheDog: They do this often to their slaves. Shalulia tried to shoot Keimi just to take away the Straw Hats' prize; luckily, [[BigDamnHeroes Rayleigh came along and stopped her]].
* KnightTemplar: Subverted with Saint Jalmack [[spoiler:who shot Sabo mainly because he had risen a Pirate flag]], though he was more angry at [[spoiler:Sabo's boat crossing his path]].
* MarkOfShame: Their crest is the Soaring Dragon Hoof, which is branded on the slaves. That means that, as a slave, you're worth less than trash to them. A large number of Fishmen [[spoiler: and the Boa sisters]] have it. [[spoiler:In regards to the Boa sisters, their fear of being discovered as former slaves was so great that they lied about facing a powerful Gorgon who marked them as a curse, and justifying Hancock's [[TakenForGranite Devil Fruit]] (''Mero Mero no Mi'') as part of the Gorgon's curse that anyone who looks at the marks on their backs will be turned to stone]].
* {{Muggle}}: Thus far, none [[spoiler:except Donquixote Doflamingo]] have proven to be physically anything other than a normal human who cannot fight worth squat. Their only real weapons are their money, their affiliation with the World Government (which includes the Marines), and their ability to wield a gun.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: On the receiving end Saint Charloss [[spoiler:gets slammed by a ''berserk'' Luffy, Saint Roswald has Usopp falling on his head and Miosgard is almost killed by his former slaves on Fishman Island]]. The villagers who viciously attacked [[spoiler:Child!Doflamingo's family]] thought they could do this to the World Nobles as a whole since [[spoiler:the Donquixote family are (ex)World Nobles who decided to relinquish their titles and live among commoners. They severely underestimated how bad Doffy wanted to live...]]
* PetTheDog: Whether it's out of their own selfish motivation or whatever (since we never get to see what Queen Otohime said to convince them), them pledging their support for Fishman Island is this.
* RoyalBrat: Despite being descendants of the twenty kings who founded the world of ''One Piece'' and sitting at the very top of the legal food chain, all the World Nobles are basically bratty assholes who think they can get whatever they want, or cry/tattle to the Marines when they've been slighted in any way. [[spoiler:Doflamingo, as a former World Noble, was raised as one, too]].
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: As they are descended from the twenty kings who created the World Government, they are not only above all law, they technically can ''make'' them.
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Assuming they truly believe what they claim. They wear breathing apparatuses that look like space suits, simply to protect themselves from the air civilians breathe, even though there's nothing wrong with it.
* TokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler: Doflamingo's parents, who believe they are equal as commoners. Their beliefs bit them in the ass, sadly.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Saint Miosgard thought of going to Fishman Island alone and recover all his escaped Fishmen slaves. [[TheDogBitesBack They didn't want to go back]].
* UngratefulBastard: ''Saint Miosgard''. [[spoiler: Otohime [[TakingTheBullet took a literal bullet]] to save him from a furious crowd and he tried to kill her. Later, when he was healed and dismissed he kept insulting them and swore revenge.]]
* UpperClassTwit: To the point where they wear glass helmets in order to avoid ''breathing the same air as the citizens''.
* VerbalTic: Many of them end their sentences with "eh". [[spoiler:Even Doflamingo, when he was a kid]]
* WhiteSheep: Saint Homing is the nicest Celestial Dragon depicted so far, even going so far as declaring himself as human and forgoing his status as a World Noble to live the life of a simple commoner with his family. [[spoiler:How the hell he spawned ''[[TheSociopath Donquixote]] [[{{Jerkass}} Doflamingo]]'' is beyond comprehension. Even Doflamingo's own brother can't believe that their kind parents spawned someone like him, as Doflamingo is downright despicable, even by World Noble standards.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: Holy shit, would they ever. They're so arrogant and depraved that not even kids are spared from their cruelty. [[spoiler:Sabo was nearly blow up by one just for passing his ship (he claimed it was for raising a pirate flag, but was more miffed at the former reason). Hancock and her sisters were sold to them as slaves and forced to eat Devil Fruits for their sick entertainment, and Koala was so beaten down by them that she developed a defense mechanism of always smiling so that they would get bored and leave her alone. Even when she escaped, she couldn't turn it off quite yet. And in a childhood flashback where a violent mob attacked Doflamingo's biological family, one of the villagers recounted in anguish how his two young sons were shot ''sixteen times'' to death [[DisproportionateRetribution just for running in the path of an approaching World Noble]].
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[[folder:Commander-in-Chief Kong]]
->See his entry on the [[Characters/OnePieceMarineAdmirals Marine Admirals]] page.
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[[folder:Kaku]]
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-->"''Don't underestimate the full destructive power of giraffes!''"

->Voiced by: Creator/RyotaroOkiayu (JP), Alex Organ (EN, Funi), Creator/JerryJewell (EN, Unlimited Adventure)

One of the Elite members of the Cipher Pol #9 and second only to Lucci, and is also the youngest. Has a peculiar, "squared body" and a very long nose, similar to Usopp's. He too can use the Rokushiki and is a master of [[RazorWind Rankyaku]], to the point that he's developed the ''Yontoryuu'' (Four-swords style) using [[DualWielding two katanas]] and his legs. He also ate the Cow Cow Fruit (''Ushi Ushi no Mi''), Model: Giraffe and can turn into a Giraffe-man, but despite his ridiculous appearance, he's still powerful and dangerous if not more so.
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Zoro gets a chuckle out of him by telling him he can always join the zoo if he needs a job.
* {{Animorphism}}: He can turn into a "were-giraffe" with his Devil Fruit powers.
* AffablyEvil: He's really a nice guy, but works for the bad guys. In fact, in fan polls, he consistently ranks as ''the most popular villain in the entire series''.
** So much so, that before TheReveal and a showcase of his abilities, many fans thought he might be the Shipwright for the Straw Hats.
* AllThereInTheManual: It turns out his hobby has always been building ships in bottles, so it's no wonder he was sorry to leave his cover job.
* BareYourMidriff: While transformed his chest grows much larger, resulting in his suit not fitting as well. His Zoan form's bizarre appearance means that this is played for comedy, rather than fanservice, though - there aren't many things funnier than a strangely rectangular giraffe-man, but a strangely rectangular giraffe-man trying and failing to wear a business suit is one of them.
* BecomingTheMask: His flashback to his career as a carpenter [[spoiler:after being beaten by Zoro]], showed that at least he of all the [=CP9=] had some regrets.
* BerserkButton: Don't laugh at him too much or mock giraffes.
* BloodKnight: He's one like Lucci; he really enjoyed his fight with Zoro, but he's cheerful.
* CallingYourAttacks: Even if sometimes he actually invents the name for the attack on the spot. See [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''Pasta Machine''.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Thanks to Rokushiki.
* TheComicallySerious: His complete seriousness about his silly, but still powerful, Devil's Fruit is quite amusing.
* DoubleJump: ''Geppou'', like Lucci's.
* TheDragon: To Lucci's quasi BigBad and/or DragonInChief role to Spandam.
* DualWielding: He uses shirasaya swords along with the RazorWind from his legs, which he says makes him a wielder of "four sword" style.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: When we first see him in Water Seven he's already quite powerful, then he and Kalifa both eat Devil Fruits Spandam gave them during Enies Lobby.
* FingerpokeOfDoom: And he can do that ''with his nose''. No Kidding...
* FlashStep: Not only he can use ''Soru'', but he's also very fast.
* GagNose: And so hard that it can ''pierce stones''!!!
* GeniusBruiser: While he was an undercover assassin, his shipwrighting skills were legitimate. His assessment of the [[spoiler:Going Merry]] was accurate.
* GracefulLoser: Freely offers his key to Zoro after his defeat.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: His seemingly silly, often-mocked and ridiculous-looking giraffe powers prove to be quite effective in battle.
* HowDoIShootWeb: Unlike Kalifa, he has trouble over his new Zoan transformations, turning into a full giraffe during his battle with Zoro on his first try when he was trying to go to hybrid form and discovering new abilities on the fly. However he is remarkably quick to adapt to them i.e: using his enlarged nose for a Shigan attack, turning his body into a cube so he won't have any openings, finding he can shrink his neck which gives him longer limbs so he can battle normally, etc.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Zoro wonders whether, as he is a spy, he might be wrong about [[spoiler:the Going Merry]]. He points out that he isn't, and is proved correct.
* KickTheDog: Dumping the Going Merry into the sea during Aqua Laguna.
** Though considering he does like building ships, it may have been more of a MercyKill, because Usopp just wouldn't face the truth that the Merry was on her last legs. This is implied when he even calls it his last act as a shipwright.
* LeanAndMean: He and the three other members are the only normally proportioned and regular-sized people in [=CP9=].
* LightningBruiser: Was even nicknamed ''Yamakaze'' (Mountain wind) for his great speed.
* MeaningfulName: Kaku means "squared".
* TheMole: In Water 7 with Lucci.
* NiceGuy: Despite being an [[HeroAntagonist antagonist]].
* NiceHat: Always wears a baseball cap of some sort. Except when he's a giraffe.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Subtle, but it's there all right. Had he not released the Going Merry from its holding dock at Water 7, it wouldn't have ended up roaming to Enies Lobby and saving the Straw Hats during the [[NukeEm Buster Call]] like it did.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Everyone finds his giraffe powers [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway hilarious]]. Even his "[[TeethClenchedTeamwork comrade]]" Jabra can't take him seriously. But then he proves that he can still kick major ass by holding his own well against Zoro (and causing him quite some trouble, even).
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He ''cut the Tower of Justice in half'' in a fit of rage with Razor Wind Amanedachi.
* PowerLevel: The second highest of [=CP9=] at 2200.
* PunnyName: His attacks are mainly puns on the various combinations of "kaku" and ''kirin'' (giraffe). Eg: ''Kama Kirin'' refers to Kamakiri (the mantis) and the giraffe.
* RazorWind: A real master of ''Rankyaku'' (literally "Storm Leg"), they can be a [[DeathOfAThousandCuts small shower of blades]], a drill-like attack, a [[FuumaShuriken shuriken-shaped blast]], and even a circular giant slice.
* TheReveal: As a government operative.
* ReverseGrip: How he holds his katana.
* RunningGag: He's often mistaken for Usopp. And he's constantly mocked as a giraffe.
* SeriousBusiness: His obsession with giraffes lead him saying the following in complete deadpan.
-->[[Funny/OnePiece "I love giraffes..."]]
* SuperToughness: When using ''Tekkai''.
* TykeBomb: All of the [=CP9=] members are apparently this.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: He's often seen with Jyabura.
* VerbalTic: Often ends his sentences with "-ja".
* WhamLine:
-->'''Kaku''': I'm going to give it to you straight. Your ship... [[spoiler:... can't be fixed! Not even with our skills.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Zoro to be one.
[[/folder]]

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

->Voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSeki (JP), Creator/JasonLiebrecht (EN, Funi)

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

He was expelled from [=CP9=] along with his co-workers after Spandam blamed them for the failure of the Enies Lobby mission and also found himself being hunted down by the Marines in order to be silenced. He survived this ordeal, however, and sometime later was given a job in the even ''more'' top-secret CP-0, where he settled for a more ironic payback in that ''he'' now commands his former boss.
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* {{Animorphism}}: Ate a Zoan-type which allows him to turn into a leopard or huge leopard-man at will.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: To the letter. The realization that a pirate ''can'' defeat him is his OhCrap moment and the only time when he loses composture. He's subtly different from typical examples of this trope in that, instead of being a total loner, he actually considers the rest of [=CP9=] (save for Spandam and Nero) his TrueCompanions and his standard ice-cold demeanor warms up somewhat when there are no outsiders around.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: His skills include a complete mastery of the martial art known as Rokushiki, assassination, ship-building...and ventriloquism.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: After the Timeskip, he has been promoted to the even more exclusive Cipher Pol 0 and, furthermore, is now (perhaps rightfully) in charge of Spandam.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: Gained his reputation for an instance in which he does this. When he was ''thirteen''. Just before being ''[[OutOfTheInferno bombarded with cannonfire]]''.
** It was even stated by Franky that had it not have been for Luffy holding Lucci off, he would have killed all of them. Considering that even includes the insanely powerful Zoro and Sanji (who are not that far away from Luffy) really says something about this guy.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Gained a suit to go along with his NiceHat after TheReveal. When he dons the BadassLongcoat he ''almost'' rivals Crocodile in this department.
* BadassLongcoat: The one he wears while on the train to Enies Lobby. His pigeon gets one too.
* BeardOfEvil: He sports a black goatee.
* BigBad: He is the main antagonist of the Water 7 Arc and the co-main antagonist of the Enies Lobby arc, along with Spandam.
* BishonenLine: Sort of. He can use [[MasterOfYourDomain Life Return]] to make his large bulky leopaard-man form more proportionate to his thin human form, making him faster and more agile.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: The basis of his "Dark Justice" philosophy is that any person or thing that goes against the interests of the World Government not only needs to be destroyed, but is also evil for being that way. Lucci didn't just think the soldiers he killed being taken hostage was [[YouHaveFailedMe inexcusable]] or that killing Robin was [[NecessarilyEvil necessary]]; he honestly thought the soldiers' weakness and Robin's very ''existence'' were both '''unforgivable sins.'''
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: His first mission as a [=CP9=] agent was given to him when he was only thirteen years old: to save some hostages from pirates. Unfortunately, he killed not only the pirates, but all the hostages as well, because they were getting in the way/didn't deserve to live. And he got a nasty-looking scar on his back in the process, which coincidentally looks like the World Government flag.
* BloodKnight: While serving the World Government comes first, Lucci wishes no other reward for his service than the blood of their enemies. He almost never actually smiles unless he's in the middle of battle, and even allows Gonbe and Chimney to trail Spandam's group so that they will lead the Straw Hats right to him.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Thanks to Rokushiki.
* DoubleJump: ''Geppou'', literally ''Moon Step''.
* DragonInChief: A classic example. Despite being their boss and [[BigBad the one responsible for setting off the events of the Enies Lobby arc into motion]], Spandam is laughably inferior to his subordinates in terms of competence and skill. Lucci, on the other hand, is the strongest member of the [=CP9=] and the biggest threat for the Straw Hats during their assault on Enies Lobby.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Lucci is perfectly willing to massacre everyone branded an enemy by the World Government, and directly states that he's going to chase Nico Robin to the ends of the world and eliminate her after he beats Luffy, but brutalizing her when she's a defenseless prisoner is too much even for him, orders or not. [[spoiler:Probably why Lucci gets a redemption cover story and Spandam gets a double serving of FateWorseThanDeath]].
** Also, the man ''always'' keeps his word. He was totally sincere about letting the Straw Hats go free if Robin surrendered to him, unlike (again) Spandam. He only goes back on it since the Straw Hats make it clear they're not giving up Robin without a fight.
* FingerPokeOfDoom:
** ''Shigan'' (literally "Finger Gun") and all its variants. Also his [[LimitBreak ultimate technique]] to any who master all Rokushiki techniques, the ''Rokuougan'' (literally "Six King Gun"), a twin-fisted version that's like a double [[Creator/BruceLee One Inch Punch]].
** He also even has a stronger version done in his hybrid form called ''Saidairin: Rokuougan'' ("Largest Ring: Six King Gun"), which is by far his strongest attack, but it seems to be a last resort since it may leave him tired if used too often.
* FlashStep: ''Soru'', literally "Shave".
* GeniusBruiser: Is quite intelligent and perceptive, on those occasions when he bothered to use his brain.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has an enormous scar in the rough shape of the World Government symbol across his back, which obviously symbolizes his dedication to their brutal practices.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: His belief in "[[KnightTemplar Dark Justice]]" makes him just as brutal and violent as the pirates he's supposed to be protecting the world from; Sanji and Franky even lampshade it after seeing Lucci [[YouHaveFailedMe brutally execute Nero for failure]], outright declaring the so-called "agent of justice" to be more evil than them.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Saying he is ''leagues'' above Spandam in general competence and skill might be an understatement.
* KarmaHoudini: Anyone who still gets to live after all the vile things Lucci did is the epitome of this.
* KickTheDog: Invoked. He tells Paulie that if TheReveal that his coworkers are WG assassins is too hard to believe, he'll step on Iceburg's face to convince him.
* KnightTemplar: Believes in "Dark Justice", which holds that ANYONE who fails to fulfill their duty deserves to die. When he was only 13, he killed 500 soldiers captured by pirates for being too weak. Let's just say that by the end of the arc, he's forced to rethink his position.
** [[spoiler:He seems to mellow down somewhat in the [=CP9=] side story, after the government allows Spandam to frame them for failure. He still remains ruthless and brutal enough to terrify the citizens that [=CP9=] save from marauding pirates. But take note that if he still fully believed in Dark Justice, he should have turned himself and the rest of [=CP9=] in. Well, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Nice Job Fixing It, Spandam]]]].
* LeanAndMean: Unless he's in his hybrid form, and even then, he can invoke this trope with Life Return.
* LightningBruiser: Invokes this trope, being very tall, massive, and tough in his leopard-man form, yet remaining one of the fastest characters in the series. In a subversion, he must change into a smaller and slimmer variation of this form for maximum speed. Even without his Devil Fruit powers, though, he more than fits the trope thanks to his mastery of Rokushiki.
* ALoadOfBull: Wears the bull costume in the Galley-la mansion raid.
* MadeOfIron: ''Tekkai'', literally "Iron Mass". A technique that involves hardening the muscles so that they are as strong as iron.
* MasterOfAll: Master of all Rokushiki techniques, while his colleagues tend to specialize in one, albeit not to the exclusion of others. This allows him to also tap into the Rokuougan technique as aforementioned.
* TheMole: [=CP9=] was tasked with investigating Water 7's mayor Iceberg while undercover. He even pretended to be a high pitched, friendly ventriloquist.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: It is clear that Lucci sees what a disgusting slime Spandam is, and there are some hints that he doesn't like the things he is commanded to do, but obedience to the World Government, as embodied by its highest-ranking representative, trumps all for him. [[spoiler:He draws the line when he feels that his TrueCompanions were betrayed by WG.]]
* NiceHat: He wears a top hat.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Lucci is the only [=CP9=] member without any quirks (aside from Blueno and Nero, who were beaten and killed, respectively, too quickly to establish any).
* NonHumanSidekick: His pet pigeon Hattori.
* OhCrap: Not as over the top as most villains, but his reaction at seeing Luffy stay up after taking his strongest attack ''for the third time'' during their fight pretty much tells you he's screwed.
* OneWingedAngel: His [[HalfHumanHybrid leopard-man hybrid form]] basically serves as this, granting a boost to his already phenomenal strength. Although he's very slightly [[MightyGlacier slower]] in this form due to its large size.
* PerpetualFrowner: Before TheReveal, he never changed his scowl, much less even spoke. After coming out as a [=CP9=] operative, he does have a ''slightly'' wider range of expressions, such as (evil) smirking.
* PantheraAwesome: A leopard man.
* PowerLevel: An astonishing '''4000''', the highest in the history of [=CP9=]; and that's just in his human-form.
* PrimalStance: Often has this in his half-leopard form.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Delivered it a few times to Luffy, the first time sending him flying across Water 7 into a narrow crevice of two buildings, in a section of the city thats about to be hit by a mega tsunami. And too many times to count in their rematch at Enies Lobby. Luffy returns the favor twice though: the first time hitting Lucci with his newly unveiled Gear Third attack which would've initially ended the battle if Lucci hadn't gotten lucky enough to land on a Marine warship. And the second time via Luffy's Jet Gatling attack, which, combined with Lucci's already exhausted state, hits so hard and fast that his Tekkai ability fails him on impact and results in Lucci knocked into and ''through'' a wall of the building Luffy and he were fighting in. Knocking him out completely in the process.
* RazorWind: ''Rankyaku'', literally "Storm Leg", and all of its variants.
* TheReveal: As a government operative.
* SadisticChoice: When he breached the Tower of Justice and allowed it to flood, knowing that the waters would reach the Straw Hats, he gave Luffy the choice of going to save them (and drowning in the attempt) or fighting him, which would give them a slim chance of survival. Luffy rebuffed him saying they'll survive anyway, and if he went for them, Lucci would kill them anyway.
* ShapingYourAttacks: One of his Rankyaku attacks is bird-shaped and named "Victory Bird".
* SlasherSmile: Gives of a fantastic one in preparation for his final fight with Luffy.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Subverted. Though being the first to bring [[TheHero Luffy]] to the brink of death through sheer brute force, he's actually lower on the algorithm than the two previous saga {{Big Bad}}s [[PersonOfMassDestruction Crocodile and Eneru]].
* TheStoic: He does not let his emotions get the best of him, unless he's fighting.
* TookALevelInBadass: Not that he wasn't badass already, but he became even more so after the TimeSkip, since [[spoiler:he joined CP-0, the strongest Cipher Pol unit]].
* TykeBomb: All of the [=CP9=] members are apparently this.
* TheVoiceless: He initially appears as a ventriloquist, "talking" through his pet bird Hattori without talking himself. After TheReveal, he talks normally, averting this trope.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: For a ruthless killer, he has a surprisingly poor grasp of the fact that just leaving your targets disabled, trapped, and awaiting excruciating death ''never works''. Justified since sparing the crew was part of the deal he struck with Robin.
* WorthyOpponent: While he does look down on Luffy and considers him incapable of beating him, Lucci does concede that he is a ''way'' better leader than Spandam.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Literally kicks Nero off the Sea Train for losing and trying to kill Franky (whom they need alive)
* YouShallNotPass: Complains about Luffy not giving him the chance to say this in regards to passing through a door behind him to save Robin.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Spandam]]
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-->"''The most important thing is my life!!! My promotion! If I let them go freely, who will protect me when something happens?''"

->Voiced by: Creator/MasayaOnosaka (JP), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (EN, Funi), Creator/KentWilliams (EN, Unlimited Adventure)

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


!Pirates

[[folder:"Demon Man" Gin]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KenichiOno (JP), Unknown (EN, 4Kids), Creator/IllichGuardiola (EN, Funi), Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish)

Don Krieg's right-hand man. Befriended by Sanji.
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: He has both brown skin and thick lips for some reason. His origins are never explained as well.
* BadassNormal: 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.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Sanji gave him food when he was starving to death. He was so grateful, [[PleaseSpareHimMyLiege he begged Krieg to spare him]]; '''just''' him.
* CreepyShadowedUndereyes: They seem to emphasize how dangerous he is.
* TheDragon: He serves as this to Don Krieg.
* DragonInChief: It turns out that he's stronger than Krieg; his intense loyalty to his captain just kept him from realizing it.
* DualTonfas: His WeaponOfChoice.
* HeelFaceTurn: After Sanji saved him from starving to death.
* LongBusTrip: He hasn't made another appearance in nearly 20 years, not even in cover stories where characters like Mr. 9 made reappearances.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Even if Krieg attempted to poison him, in the end he still shows his loyalty towards Krieg.
* RedBaron: His epithet is "Demon Man".
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Both English dubs spell his name as "Ghin".
* WeWillMeetAgain: Before he leaves the Baratie, he tells Sanji to tell Luffy that he wishes to see him on the Grand Line.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold]]
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->Sandersonia voiced by: Creator/ChiwaSaito (JP), Creator/LindsaySeidel (EN)
->Marigold voiced by: Kimiko Saito (JP), Julie Mayfield (EN)

Known as Sonia and Mari for short, they're Boa Hancock's little sisters, though "little" [[BigLittleBrother might not be the right word]]. They were slaves of the [[AristocratsAreEvil 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.
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* {{Action Girl}}s: They're both very strong warriors.
* {{Animorphism}}: They both ate Devil Fruits that turn them into snakes or half-snakes.
* BarrierWarrior: Sort of, Mari uses Armaments Haki to deflect enemy attacks.
* BigLittleBrother: Despite being Hancock's younger sisters, they are both much, ''much'' bigger than her. And this IS [[StatuesqueStunner Hancock]] we're talking about.
* BladeOnAStick: Mari's weapon of choice.
* BreathWeapon: In her cobra form, Mari can spit venom from her mouth.
* CombatClairvoyance: Sonia's speciality is Observation Haki. With it, she can move her body to dodge ''every single hit'' of Luffy's Gatling attack.
* DoesNotLikeMen: With Luffy and Rayleigh being the only exceptions, much like their sister.
* FieryRedhead: Mari, literally so at one point when she sets herself alight for her Hebigami-Tsuki: Salamander attack.
* FlowerMotifs: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagetes Their]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandersonia names]], [[MeaningfulName obviously.]]
* FormerlyFit: Mari was thin as [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/c/cc/GorgonSlaves.jpg a child]] and [[http://images.wikia.com/onepiece/images/e/e1/Boa_Escape.PNG as a teenager,]] now she's fat to have a valkyrie vibe. (WordOfGod says it's [[StoutStrength actually muscle]])
* GenkiGirl: Sonia, when not in action.
* HeelFaceTurn: Alongside their older sister, when she falls in love with Luffy.
* HeroicBSOD: Sonia breaks down crying and screaming as Hancock explains their past to Luffy. Mari, despite being very shaken herself, has to give her a CooldownHug.
* KiAttacks: They're both proficient users of Haki.
* LovelyAngels: They fight as one against Luffy.
* {{Morality Pet}}s: They're the only ones (before Luffy comes around that is) that Hancock won't act like an asshole towards.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Compared to One Piece women's [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure standard body]], Mari is fat (though WordOfGod says it's muscle), downplayed with Sonia who just has a disproportionately large head and a snake-like tongue.
* PunnyName: All their attacks with "hebi" in them can be either taken to be Japanese for snake or a romanization of the English word heavy.
* PrehensileHair: Their Hebigami-Tsuki (Snake Hair Possession) attacks.
* RedOniBlueOni: To each other. Sonia is [[ManChild playful and mischievous]] and Mari [[TheStoic is stern and serious.]]
* SatelliteCharacter: To Hancock. They have very little characterization aside from their devotion to their sister.
* SlaveBrand: 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.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sonia's hair is green.
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[[folder:Marguerite]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/MasumiAsano (JP), Creator/WhitneyRodgers (EN)

One of the Kuja tribe who happened to find Luffy after he landed in Amazon Lily, along with her friends Sweet Pea and Aphelandra. She forms the closest attachment to Luffy of the three, especially after he saves her in the arena trial. Joined the Kuja Pirates during the TimeSkip.
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* ActionGirl: The Kuja are a warrior tribe, so she's definitely this.
* BadassAdorable: 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.
* BareYourMidriff: Pretty much a given for a Kuja clanswoman.
* FeatherBoaConstrictor: Pretty much a standard for all Kuja warriors.
* FurBikini: Her other outfit is a [[AbsoluteCleavage skimpy chinese-like garment.]]
* KiAttacks: She can use Haki to make her [[AnnoyingArrows arrows]] more powerful.
* KnifeNut: She threatens Luffy with a dagger at one point.
* MsFanservice: Just look at how cute she is, and how much skin she reveals!
* RunningGag: She ''really'' wishes to [[InnocentInnuendo have a look at Luffy's "family jewels"]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Fans aren't sure whether her name is supposed to be spelled "Marguerite" or "Margaret".
* TakenForGranite : 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.
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[[folder:"Ghost Princess" Perona]]
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->Voiced by: Creator/KumikoNishihara (JP), Creator/FeleciaAngelle (English)

->"''Either get cute, or get lost! I won't have ugly things working for me.''"

->"''Horororo...this should be fun! Well, for me at least.''"

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.
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* AdaptationalCurves: Pre-Timeskip Perona was actually less buxom than most One Piece women, but flashbacks of her in the anime as well as the video game ''One Piece: Burning Blood'' conspicuously give her a much more pronounced bust. Subverted for her post Timeskip design though, since her new figure in the manga actually ''does'' match those proportions.
* AnnoyingLaugh: "Horohorohorohoro!"
* AstralProjection: One of her Devil Fruits powers is to separate her own spirit from her body, although this leaves said body vulnerable.
* BadBoss: She constantly tells her extremely loyal bodyguard [[EverythingIsWorseWithBears Kuma]][[OurZombiesAreDifferent cy]] to stop talking because [[VocalDissonance his voice]] isn't cute.
* BareYourMidriff: In her Pre-Timeskip outfit.
* BigShutUp: 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.
* CornerOfWoe: Another of her powers, Negative Hollow, forces people into one.
* CuteButCacophonic: She's a cute girl, but her voice can get pretty high-pitched and loud.
* CuteGhostGirl: Subverted in that she's not actually a ghost, but is able to control ghosts. [[DoubleSubversion Although]] she can become one via astral projection
* CutenessProximity: Has a great love for cute animals.
* DarkChick: 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 [[HeelFaceTurn turned face]].
* DarkActionGirl: Mixes this with DarkMagicalGirl; 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 HeelFaceTurn was based around finally warming up to Zoro simply due to time and proximity.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Both of her pre- and post-timeskip outfits follow lolita fashion, fitting her ghastly, gothic nature.
* EmotionBomb: The "Negative Hollow" is a "Despair" type. Whoever gets hit by it will be afflicted with negative thoughts about themselves and sit in a CornerOfWoe.
* GirlishPigtails: Pre-timeskip.
* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Her interests are incredibly girly, but her speech patterns are incredibly masculine.
* GothGirlsKnowMagic: She's lonely and wears gothic lolita, and can use her Devil Fruit powers to create ghosts.
* HeelFaceTurn: Thanks to Kuma, being alone and in need of company results in her befriending Zoro when he lands there too. And Post time skip, she helps the Straw Hats escape.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: 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).
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Her fight with Usopp is equal parts flirting with and throwing explosive ghosts at him.
* MadBomber: She really enjoyed using her explosive Mini-Hollows in her fight with Usopp.
* ManChild: Though she's in her twenties, she acts more like a preteen, being obsessed with cuteness and covering her room with pink. She also loves cute things and wants to rule over a nation of them.
* NiceHat: Post-timeskip, she wears a black top hat that has a dark red underside and lined with white roses
* NighInvulnerable: Though not a Logia-user, her Devil Fruit allows her to project an [[MadeOfAir intangible ghost]] that she can use her powers through.
* NightmareFetishist: She finds zombie-stuffed animals adorable.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: 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.
* OddFriendship: 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.
* OhCrap: Has an absolutely EPIC one during her fight with Usopp, who uses her katsaridaphobia (fear of cockroaches) against her.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's currently twenty-five years old. This trope is more so in play before the TimeSkip 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.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: You can even see it in the picture above.
* PerkyGoth: She's always a goth-esque character, but pre time-skip, her personality is more cheerful and her outfit features a lot of pink.
* RedBaron: Her epithet "Ghost Princess", because of her ghost-themed Devil Fruit that allows her to control spirits.
* RegalRinglets: Post time-skip her hair gets curled, making her looking more regal.
* SuperpowerLottery: 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?
* SquishyWizard: 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.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Perona's "Mini Hollow" attack which creates miniature ghost bombs that explode when she snaps her fingers.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Her Negative Hollows don't work if the target is already exceedingly negative.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She ''hates'' cockroaches (katsaridaphobia), a trait Usopp capitalized on during his fight against her.
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: 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 [[NoSell 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.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is pink.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Pre-TimeSkip, with striped stockings. Grade A.
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! Gag Characters
[[folder:Pandaman]]
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->Voiced by: Mahito Oba (JP), Creator/JimmyZoppi (EN, 4Kids)

A joke character and something of a RunningGag in the series. Shows up in backgrounds of the series for the audience to spot. WordOfGod stated he created him a long time ago as a fan character for ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: One of the anime's Feudal Japan specials made him a central part of the plot.
* DistaffCounterpart: There is a Pandawoman.
* HeWhoMustNotBeHeard: Aside from a speaking role in the video game ''One Piece: Pirates Carnival'', Pandaman has yet to speak in the manga (or even the anime).
* JokeCharacter: He's not had any actual role in the series, just randomly inserted into the background at certain points.
* MixAndMatchCritter: With the arrival at Fishman Island, Panda''fish''man got spotted several times.
* SomethingPerson: ''Panda''man.
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