Characters: One Piece: The Eleven Supernovas

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Together with Luffy and Zoro, eleven rookie pirates with bounties over 100 million berries, all of whom arrived at the Sabaody Archipelago at around the same time. Each had taken differing routes along the first half of the Grand Line, implicitly facing dangers and hardships equal to that of the Straw Hat crew. Their post-Time Skip designs have all been revealed far in advance of their next actual appearances in the story. See for yourself if you don't mind this particular spoiler. Post-Time Skip, they are collectively known as the "Worst Generation", together with the Straw Hats and Blackbeard Pirates.

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    In General 

Tropes associated with the Supernovas as a whole:

  • Ambition Is Evil: In-universe, the evident logic behind them being referred to as "The Worst Generation", what with them being the only generation of pirates in recent times to actively threaten the Status Quo by taking on the Four Emperors. Especially so since Blackbeard tends to be lumped in with them.
  • Badass: Though all of them are comparatively rookies, they're the most infamous pirates of their generation, having some of the highest revealed bounties to date.
  • The Dreaded: All of them plus Blackbeard are known as "The Worst Generation" post-timeskip.
    • As a generation of pirates born between two eras, the main reason why they are so feared is not only for their massive amount of potential, but also for their tendency to somehow be in the center of any major event that may disrupt the balance of the world. This started with Luffy and his involvement in the Paramount War.
  • Explaining Your Powers To The Enemy: Explicitly averted; to keep the story at a brisk pace, Oda decided not to explain any of their Devil Fruit powers (as well as quite a few others) during the Whitebeard War Saga.
  • Hero of Another Story: Aside from Luffy and Zoro, of course. And recently, Law.
  • The Rival: To Luffy. Even if he has only acknowledged Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid as this for now.
  • Shout-Out: With the exception of Killer, all of them are named after famous pirates from Real Life.
  • Wild Card: Every single one of them, and it's the main reason why they're so feared. Their willingness to challenge the status quo of the world, along with all the chaos they caused when they first entered the New World, is what caused them to gain the moniker "The Worst Generation."

    Eustass "Captain" Kid 

"You know on the path we've been traveling up until now... Saying a thing like ['I'm the one who will claim One Piece'] would just get you laughed at. Although... I slaughtered anyone and everyone who had the nerve to laugh at me...!! But from here on out... we're gonna be sailing the sea where anyone without the nerve to say something like that is as good as dead...!!"

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP), Justin Cook (EN)

Eustass Kid is the captain of the Kid Pirates and one of the eleven pirates dubbed with the moniker "Supernova". He's the only one who had a bounty higher than Luffy's. He's known for his violent personality, though he's also knowledgeable in the ways of how the world works and when to step back. Like Luffy, he aims to become Pirate King, and is infamous for leaving behind a trail of bodies of those who mocked him for it. He says that he possesses the determination to achieve the impossible, which is necessary if one is to succeed in the New World.

His first known bounty was 315,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 470,000,000 berries.

  • Artificial Limbs: After the Time Skip, Kid has gained a new metal left arm.
  • Ax-Crazy: Luffy got his high bounty by being a huge thorn in the World Government's side. Kid got his by killing anyone and everyone who mocked his dream of being Pirate King. Once he gets to the New World... damn...
  • Bait the Dog: Wasn't really shown to be evil, snarking at Luffy and Law during their Enemy Mine at Sabaody and showing general disgust at the decadent world nobles. His cruelty and penchant for wanton murder were mentioned before but when he's actually showing crucifying pirates fleeing the New World it's a little jarring.
  • Badass: As much of a dangerous lunatic he is, he has his moments. See Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu? below for a good example.
  • Berserk Button: While Luffy has shrugged off those who mocked his dream, Kid went right ahead and killed them.
  • Black Market: Post-timeskip, it's suggested he's involved there, just to get a look at the things he might go up against.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He sunk two of Big Mom's ships. Not attacked, not damaged, sunk.
  • Enemy Mine: Aside from him, Luffy, and Law taking down marines at Sabaody (which was really just them showing off), after the Time Skip, he's willing to discuss an alliance with rivals Scratchmen Apoo and Basil Hawkins in order to take down a Yonko, said Yonko being Red-Haired Shanks!
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Kid remarks on this himself during the Sabaody auction — he may be a bloodthirsty pirate, but he sure as hell doesn't run a slavery ring. It should be noted he was there to potentially buy one, but chances are that he, like Law, was simply recruiting and wouldn't have kept the explosive collar on.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Luffy. Both have bounties of over 300 million, both of their dragons are non-DF sword users who are also among the supernovas, both are hot-headed, both serve as Red Onis to Law's Blue Oni, both dream to be Pirate King, and both hate the World Nobles (though unlike Luffy, Kid doesn't act on it). However, while Luffy is friendly and kind, Kid is Ax-Crazy.
  • Evil Red Head: Appears to be averted early on, as he isn't shown to be anything more than evil. Played straight later on when he's shown crucifying pirates fleeing the New World.
  • Evil Versus Evil: He's personally waging war against Big Mom.
  • Fiery Redhead: To an extreme degree.
  • Gang of Hats: He and his crew all have Heavy Metal-esque clothes.
  • Genre Savvy: During Caesar Clown's auction for his "Country of Death", Kid is one of the viewers. He states that though he doesn't want the weapon, he knows it's a damn good idea to know what's out there and what it can do.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Gains some pretty nasty ones on his face and arm after the Time Skip.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Infamous for this, and it's to the point where it crosses over from "unstable" to "dangerously psychopathic".
  • Jerkass: This is honestly the nicest thing that can be said about him.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: His Devil Fruit ability.
  • Offstage Villainy: Until he was shown crucifying a pirate crew in the New World for trying to escape to "Paradise", you would never have realized how true the mentioned detail that he racked up an impressive body count of civilians was. The civilian thing was Moral Event Horizon material, albeit material that would not quite yet faze the audience, because he didn't seem very evil up to that point. With the pirate crew's execution, it was hammered in.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Trafalgar Law. Their personalities pretty much complement the scheme with Kid being extremely violent and easily provoked while Law seems much more relaxed and calm. Their coloring (Kid being a red head and Law having dark blue hair in the manga) and their clothing motifs (Kid with his Metallica-esque get-up and Law with his furry (no, not that kind of furry!) style) also seem to reflect their opposing personalities.
    • Also with his subordinate, Killer. Killer is much more level-headed and reasonable than his captain, and had to calm Kid down when he was about to get into a fight with Scratchmen Apoo.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports one quite often.
  • Shout-Out: Based off real-life pirates Eustass the Monk and William Kidd.
  • Spikes of Villainy: His pre-timeskip outfit has spiky shoulders on his coat. He doesn't have them anymore after the timeskip, but he keeps his spiky-ish hair.
  • The Sociopath: Initially seemed like a Token Evil Teammate because he happened to be on the protagonists side and had some standards, but his actions in the New World put him firmly in this category.
  • Social Darwinist: With respect to the New World at least, he believes that no one without resolve or courage should even be there in the first place. Thus, he begins his time in the New World by crucifying a pirate crew for their cowardice in trying to escape to "Paradise" (a.k.a. the first half of the Grand Line).
    "Live or die!!! Bastards without even that much resolve shouldn't have ever come to this ocean."
  • Strange Bedfellows: His brief alliance with Luffy and Trafalgar Law outside the Human Shop against the Marines and then with Trafalgar Law against the Pacifista.
  • Worthy Opponent: Again with Luffy, and perhaps Trafalgar Law as well. He all but states this when he admits that he beat up anyone who laughed at his dreams and that the only ones who make it in the New World will be those that aim high for their dreams and consequently invites both Luffy and Law to meet up with him in the New World.
    • Further proven when, during the Punk Hazard arc, he showed obvious delight at the fact that Luffy had finally showed up at the New World, and Law wasn't a 'government dog'.
  • Younger Than They Look: In comparison to Law, Kid seems older than him by a few years. In reality, he's twenty-three, three years younger than the twenty-six year old Law.

    "Straw Hat" Monkey D. Luffy 

    "Magician" Basil Hawkins 
"Concerning the fate of your clothes, it's going to be a cruel and unlucky day."

Voiced by: Shigenori Soya (JP), Taliesin Jaffe (under T. Axelrod) (EN)

Coming from the North Blue, Basil Hawkins is the captain of the Hawkins Pirates. He tends to act in a stoic manner even when confronted with danger. This is perhaps because as Hawkins is a fortune teller, he has little to worry about concerning his fate.

His first known bounty was 249,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 320,000,000 berries.

  • Badass: He can predict the future, and uses this ability to great effect.
  • Clipped Wing Angel: He can turn into a large scarecrow, though this also makes him a bigger target, and he's still just as vulnerable to harm. The basics of his Devil Fruit still apply, as well. Kizaru trounced him when he used it. Granted, Kizaru would have won one way or another, but Basil didn't do himself any favors.
  • Cool Sword: With a voodoo doll handle.
  • The Fatalist: Has the ability to predict the future, so a lot of his lines, actions and decisions stem from what he knows will happen. For example, Hawkins fought Kizaru, but knew that he'd survive, and attacked Brownbeard all by his lonesome, because he saw the shadow of death on him.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Urouge.
  • Gang of Hats: He and his crew have a mystic theme.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: Of course, it helps that Basil has actual magic powers, probably a Devil Fruit. Any physical damage he takes is redirected to someone else, represented by voodoo dolls that shed from his skin. The fact that the dolls are made of straw, may liken his powers to Ushi no Koku Mairi, a type of Japanese Curse magic involving dolls.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Since he had the power to redirect physical damage to other targets via voodoo dolls. While the actual mechanics aren't quite clear, Kizaru was able to deduce that it at least wasn't a Logia even though, by his own admission, he had no clue what it actually was.
  • One-Winged Angel: Becomes a bizarre scarecrow with nail claws.
  • Scary Scarecrows: His power allows him to become a giant scarecrow.
  • Shout-Out: Based off real-life pirates Basil Ringrose and Jown Hawkins, and looks a bit like Joey Jordison from Slipknot.
  • The Stoic: Probably justified when you take his Devil Fruit into consideration.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Three vertical lines above each eye in place of eyebrows.

    "Red Flag" X. Drake 
"Good. That'll make things quicker!"

Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP), DC Douglas (EN)

Coming from the North Blue, X. (pronounced "diez") Drake is the captain of the Drake Pirates. A former Marine Rear Admiral turned pirate, he is aware of many of the Marines' strategies, and projects such as the Pacifista. He is an "Ancient Zoan" Devil Fruit user, with the power to transform into a Giganotosaurus (similar to a Tyrannosaurus, but with three-fingered claws).

He has a bounty of 220,000,000 berries.
  • Badass: He attacked Kaido's favorite island and lived, and he did it because he knew he'd get pissed and retaliate. This is the same person who Doflamingo, one of the single strongest combatants we've seen in the series so far, is absolutely terrified of. Talk about balls.
  • Child Soldier: He fought for his father's crew when he was still a pre-teen, and was apparently the crew's heavy hitter even then.
  • Cool Mask: After the timeskip, he wears a slanted headband; not exactly a mask, but equally as badass.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: What little the volume 78 SBS revealed of his past isn't pretty: Drake used to admire his father Barrels, who was a Marine officer at the time. However, Barrels ended up defecting from the Marines and becoming a very cruel pirate, violent to even his own son. Drake still followed him out of sheer fear, until he was taken in by the Marines. However, after rising in the ranks himself, he ended up defecting and becoming a pirate, like his father before him.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Attacks one of Kaido's islands, despite knowing because he knew Kaidou would retaliate. Guy's got guts.
  • Ki Attacks: He can use Armament Haki at least, having beaten Caribou into a pulp with it.
  • Magic Pants: In Zoan form he keeps his jacket and hat, which simply change size along with the rest of him. His pants, boots, and gloves mysteriously vanish, only to reappear when he turns human again.
  • Nice Hat: In his first appearance he wears a bicorne hat.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: In his fully Zoan form, although it's justified due to how Zoan fruits work. It's more apparent in Drake's post-timeskip design, where you can actually see his hair on his Gigantosaurus form due to him not having a hat.
  • Shout-Out: Based off real-life privateer, Sir Francis Drake.
    • Amusingly, while Sir Francis Drake began his career as a pirate before eventually working for the government as a privateer, X. Drake began his career as a Marine before defecting and becoming a pirate.
  • The Stoic: Much more patient and observant than some other Supernovas, but not to the level as Hawkins.
  • Super Mode: Most of his fights with Urouge, Killer, and the single Pacifista were done while in his unsuperpowered human form. But when the stakes go up, he breaks out the big guns and turns into a...
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Not quite. He wields a Zoan fruit that can turn him into a Giganotosaurus, a similar dinosaur, but with three claws instead of two.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As seen in an SBS where Oda drew the Supernovas as kids; serious, perpetually frowning Drake used to be a Moe Cheerful Child with a grin a mile wide.
  • Unexpected Character: He appears in Law's childhood flashback. And it's pretty subtle, too - the kid that's with the pirates Doflamingo wipes out has a X scar on his chin, and then escapes with the help of the Marines. This inadvertently helps Law escape as well because Doflamingo's men overhear a report about a boy being taken into custody and they assume it's talking about him instead of Drake.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Comes with being a Zoan devil-fruit user.
  • Wild Card: Aside from his status as a Marine defector, his aims remain completely mysterious.
  • X Makes Anything Cool: It's pretty much his motif. The X-shaped scar on his chin, the "X" tattoo on his torso and the fact that his family name "Diez" is represented by a "X".
  • You Killed My Father: Averted. Doflamingo is responsible for the death of Barrels, but Drake carries no grudge.

    "Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law 

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN)

"As long as you're within Law's circle, consider yourself a patient on the operating table." — Smoker on Trafalgar Law's ability.

"Weaklings can't pick their way of death."

Trafalgar Law is the captain of the Heart Pirates and one of the eleven pirates dubbed with the moniker "Supernova". He's a very laid-back person, and while his speech is very polite, he has no problem with taking mocking jabs at people or giving them the middle finger. Law ate the Op-Op Fruit (Ope Ope no Mi), which allows him to cut up anything without damage, be it people or objects, and rearrange it with a flick of his fingers. He gladly accepts new people to join his crew, and is also careful to deny any undeserved credit, though he does not like being ordered around at all. Over the Time Skip, he's become a Warlord, with his bounty being frozen at 440,000,000. A feat he seems to have achieved by handing over 100 pirates' hearts to the Government. He also used to be the subordinate of "Joker", AKA Donquixote Doflamingo.

His first known bounty was 200,000,000 berries. During the Time Skip, it rose to 440,000,000 million berries before being frozen as a Warlord. After the events of Dressrosa, his bounty was reinstated and rose to 500,000,000 berries.

  • Achilles' Heel: The Op-Op Fruit is incredibly powerful, but (unlike most Fruits) using its abilities drains Law's stamina. He can't use his powers effectively if he's already injured or exhausted. Using his Fruit's ultimate ability to grant eternal youth to someone else would actually kill him. It also seems he is greatly weakened or even left unable to use his ability at all if his hands are restrained. Doflamingo exploiting this weakness costs Law his right arm.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He has yellow eyes and dark blue hair in the manga.
  • Affably Evil: While he's every bit as laid-back as he presents himself, do not discount his cruelty. The affable part had to be learned, however. He was originally just plain evil as a child (after his tragedy at Flevance).
  • And Show It to You: His "Mes" technique. Non-lethal variety. If he so chooses.
  • Arch-Enemy: Law hates Doflamingo and is fully prepared to die in order to get his revenge on him for an event that occurred thirteen years ago (the death of Corazon, Doflamingo's younger brother and the most dearest person in Law's heart). And after everything's that's happened in the Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs, we can say that the feeling is very mutual on Doflamingo's end.
  • Arc Symbol: The Heart Symbol appears a lot on things pertaining to him. Such as the heart tattoo on his shoulders and back (which apparently the citizens of Flevance also had), him being appointed as the Heart Seat of Doflamingo's "card suit" top officers and being a former subordinate to a deceased Heart Seat member, the Op-Op Fruit being heart-shaped, and when he used his powers to switch 2 people's "souls", they're represented by a heart shape. Oh, and he can tear off actual hearts as well.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Doflamingo cuts Law's right arm off with strings.
  • Ascended Extra: He ranked in the top 10 in One Piece's official popularity poll after his first appearance. It's no coincidence that he's gotten more screen time since.
    • He was ranked the 2nd most popular character in the series after Luffy from a poll taken in late 2014. He was already a major character by that point, but him beating so many established veterans is very impressive.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Now that he's a Warlord. He beat Smoker in a one-on-one fight. A feat that not even Luffy has managed (though admittedly one he probably could now).
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: When you're named after a historical battle, this is inevitable. His full name gives him another historical battle.
  • Badass: In addition to very dangerous and versatile Devil Fruit powers, he's also a skilled swordsman.
  • Badass Beard: He has one.
  • Badass in Distress: As of the Dressrosa arc, he's been captured, rendered unconscious, and chained up by Doflamingo.
  • Badass Longcoat: During the Punk Hazard arc. He wears a different one in Dressrosa.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Inverted. He has a talking, kickboxing polar bear in his crew. Stop hogging the cool, man.
  • Beat Still, My Heart: Using his power, he can literally remove your still beating heart, and you'll live through it, because his power makes it a non-fatal wound. He did this to Smoker in order to beat him. It's implied this is also what happened to the 100 pirates Law used as a way to enter the warlord position.
  • Benevolent Boss: His crew genuinely seems to like him, and were very happy when Luffy was able to tell them he was okay. Law also made sure to keep them out of the way for the Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being a near Perpetual Smiler and having a really laid-back personality, he has a really nasty reputation amongst his fellow Supernovas. How bad, you might ask? To join the Seven Warlords of the Sea, he extracted and delivered 100 pirate hearts to the World Government.
  • BFS: Carries a sword almost as tall as he is. Its name is Kikoku (鬼哭, lit. Demon Wail), and its size is justified since it's a nodachi.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pops up in the middle of a three-way (technically four-way) war between the Blackbeard pirates, Whitebeard pirates and Luffy's motley gang of Impel Down escapees, and the Marines and Seven Warlords of the Sea to rescue Luffy. That takes balls.
    • Later, he shows up in the middle of Luffy and Franky's fight with the Yeti Cool Brothers to take down the remaining brother before he could leave with Nami again.
  • Bilingual Bonus: More of a bilingual hand gesture, but in Spanish, the middle finger is called "(el dedo del) corazón". So yes, there really is a hidden meaning behind it.
  • Breakout Character: Law shot up high in the Character Polls note  before he really ever did anything. Not coincidentally, he's gone on to become a major supporting character in the series; pulling a Big Damn Hero during the Summit War Saga to save Luffy when the rest of his crew was Put on a Bus, and even getting upgraded to Deuteragonist during the Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs.
  • Broken Pedestal: As a child, he admired and wanted to become like Doflamingo. Until his bond grew with Corazon and he overheard Doflamingo claim Law's only importance was that he die for him.
  • Characterization Marches On: Was introduced as a laid-back but powerful pirate who really only showed his mean side when angered and was a Perpetual Smiler the rest of the time. After the timeskip, he was portrayed as much more serious and smiled much less often, in addition to his ability for cruelty being being a little more apparent.
  • Chekhov's Gun: He got his right arm severed by Doflamingo. A few chapters after, he uses that severed arm (with it holding his sword) for a surprise attack on Trebol.
  • The Chessmaster: Comes off as this more-and-more in recent appearances, particularly in the Punk Hazard arc, where he proposed an alliance with Luffy in order to take down a Yonko starting with blackmailing Doflamingo.
  • Combat Medic: "Surgeon of Death" is more than a Red Baron, though thankfully for Luffy it doesn't actually refer to his medical skills.
  • The Comically Serious: When face-to-face with the Straw Hats' antics, he doesn't seem to know how to react, leaving him with either a deadpan or annoyed expression when they're doing things like tying an incapacitated Chopper to his head.
  • Cool Boat: His Heart Pirate's vessel is not only a Shout-Out to Beatle's Yellow Submarine (which conveniently is Law's colour theme), it is also based from the real life TRAFALGAR-class submarine of Royal Navy, which is the only of its class that can traverse through thick ice and operates on nuclear power. Also equipped with 7 jetbeam propulsion, perhaps explaining how it could escape through the frozen water of Aokiji's Ice Age and avoid Kizaru's light beam simultaneously, two Logia-type Admirals who are hot on their pursuit during rescuing Luffy in Marineford.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Hid regular iron chains to swap with Seastone chains around a laboratory in case he is betrayed and captured by some mistake. Which comes to pass.
    • He spends 13 years plotting his revenge against Doflamingo. Once his scheme is put into motion in Punk Hazard, the entirety of Doflamingo's empire - his SAD production, artifical Devil Fruit manufaturing, arm dealings, business partnership with Kaidou - starts crumbling down within the span of days.
    • As it turns out there is a purpose for Law saving Luffy in Marineford and then allying with him later. He firmly believes in the D lineage and what it can do, so allying with a fellow D will therefore increases his chance on taking down Doflamingo and anything that stands in the way of his goal. The fact that Doffy is revealed to be a former World Noble who naturally thinks of the Ds like boogeymen is just icing on the cake that Law goes to exploit.
  • Creepy Child: As shown in an SBS, Law used to be one: the scalpel-and-frog toting type. Chapter 752 shows him as a child wrapped up in bombs, proclaiming that he wants to cause death and destruction, and asking Doflamingo if he could join his crew, as he grew up in the "White City" and doesn't have much longer to live anyway. It was because of this that Doflamingo thought he would grow up to be his right-hand man.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Which is getting more prominent after the Time Skip, and appropriately works as nice Guyliner.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Op-Op Fruit can grant eternal youth at the cost of the user's life. Doflamingo claims that he didn't want Law to eat the fruit back when Law was his valued subordinate for this reason.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: It takes some time to get used to it, but he eventually learns how to use Luffy's Chaotic Good tendencies to his advantage: simply give him a reason to be angry at the target and then turn him loose. He is also well aware that many big-name pirates have a bad habit of underestimating the Straw Hats and got their asses kicked as a result - that Law himself doesn't make this mistake even after seeing how goofy they are speaks volumes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
    • Law's family, friends, and country, known as Flevance, was exterminated by the World Government for false medical conditions of contagious lead poisoning. After suffering a mental breakdown, Law only wished to cause as much destruction as possible and joined Doflamingo's crew wishing to become like him before his eventual death of his lead disease in 3 years time.
    • Corazon, Doflamingo's younger brother, then began helping him search for a cure to his disease. Over 6 months the two grew closer together, as Corazon understood what Law's pain was like and went to great effort to find a cure for him. When Corazon obtained the Op-Op Fruit for Law the solution to his disease, he was killed by Doflamingo. Corazon had also managed to set an escape for Law from Doflamingo's grasp. Corazon was the figure who loved and saved Law and Doflamingo only valued Law as an instrument to die for him; Law then set forth to carry on Corazon's goal to stop Doflamingo's evil.
  • Deadly Doctor: "Surgeon of Death" is pretty much a synonym to this trope's name.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Practically his primary means of communication with the idiots of the Strawhat crew & friends.
    Bartolomeo: Oi! Trafalgar! I threw yours [wanted poster] out in the trash but if just in case you were wondering, it went up to 500 million.
    Law: Oh. Thanks. This is me not caring.
  • Death Seeker: There are some hints that he didn't expect to survive Dressrosa, most notably that he sent his crew away and didn't think he'd actually see them again. He's also willing to die if Luffy falls fighting Doflamingo, since it's his fault Luffy's involved in the first place.
  • Detachment Combat/Half the Man He Used to Be/Off with His Head!: His favorite way of attacking enemies. Unlike Buggy, he does this to other people, disorienting them too badly to fight properly. Fortunately for his victims, they can put themselves back together as long as he lets them live.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He can use his Tact technique to make rock spikes come out of the ground to hit foes.
  • Determinator: A natural trait considering he is a D. Specific to Law however is he devised a plan over 13 years to have revenge on Doflamingo for the death of Corazon. When the plan failed, he met Doflamingo in a battle that lead to having his arm severed but still wanting to finish off Doflamingo personally in a failed attack. As Luffy took over the fight, Law remained at the sight determined to observe the outcome and meet the consequences of victory or death.
  • Defiant to the End: In fact, he starts taunting both Caesar and Vergo when they start squeezing his heart. Noticeable, since it's one of the few times in the Punk Hazard arc that he is not merely stoic and focused.
    • When Doflamingo prepares to shoot him and offers him the chance to instead die with his Dangerous Forbidden Technique and get one wish, Law wishes... for Doflamingo to bring back Rosinante and show remorse to Dressrosa, then flips him off and says that he'll never beat the Straw Hats.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Blackmailing Doflamingo into either resigning as a Warlord and incurring the wrath of the Admirals or remaining a Warlord and incurring the wrath of Kaido.
    • He does a literal example with Eustass Kidd, the supernova with the highest bounty and a bloodthirsty reputation. And with Doflamingo, who had a gun pointed at his head.
  • Difficult but Awesome: The Op-Op Fruit is regarded as potentially the most powerful Devil Fruit out there. When Law first ate it, however, he couldn't even use it to heal Corazon from gunshots and a beating because he needed the medical knowledge of what he was doing first. It also tires him out simply by using it. When he's rested and knows what he's doing? The guy can cut mountains and flip battleships with ease.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Given the nature of his powers, and the fact that he's a Perpetual Smiler, his fights tend to lead to this.
  • Distressed Dude: The Dressrosa arc has not been kind to him. So far he's been beaten, shot, and kidnapped by Doflamingo, carried around helplessly by Luffy, had his ass beat again, and had his arm ripped off by Doflamingo.
  • Doctor's Orders: The fact that he can, to an extent, warp reality (i.e issue order on everything) inside his "room" is a practical application of this.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He hates bread. Was just a one-off comment when he was staying at Thousand Sunny, but an official artwork by Oda (requested by fan) showed that he asked Luffy and a monkey to eat his bread for him, which escalated into a full-on brawl.
  • Domain Holder/Field Power Effect: Has the power of the Op-Op Fruit, which allows him to perform spontaneous operations (hence the name) on anyone or anything inside a sphere of space created by him, which he calls "Room". He uses his medical knowledge to inflict whatever effects he wants with minimum effort. Also, he carries around a great sword as his scalpel.
  • Doomed Hometown: He hails from a city called Flevance or "The White City" which was a mining city that got Amber Lead Disease from said exotic mineral they had mined and weren't told about it by the World Government who did know about long before the city started mining the material. The disease slowly but surely affected them, which results in turning their bodies white and giving them excruciating pain while they were slowly dying, and their successive generations' live expectations got lower over time. Worse, the royalty fled from the island, abandoning them. Because the neighboring countries think that the disease is epidemic, they quarantined the city. Out of desperation, the people of Flevance started a war with the neighboring kingdoms and was burned to the ground.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Pays back for a past beating by Vergo, which was hinted to be traumatizing, by defeating Vergo's invincible haki-clad body in a single slash. Also managed to wipe off the ever-present grin of his ex-boss, Doflamingo, who monitored the event expecting Law to be killed mercilessly.
    • Law's entire plan was this. His intentions weren't to go after Kaido; while that would be a nice bonus, his goal was really to get revenge on Doflamingo. If Law doesn't kill Doflamingo himself and dies during their fight, then the destruction of the SMILE factory will ensure that Doflamingo will die anyway at the hands of Kaido.
      • A more sped up version would be when Doflamingo cut his arm off. A few chapters later, said arm with the sword is manipulated by Room to go total bloody buzz saw on Trebol. Shit.
  • Dr. Jerk: His blunt attitude makes him this. Such as when Jinbe asked him what would happen if Luffy keeps rampaging around after Law treated him, he simply said that Luffy's wounds will open up and he'll die.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His debut shows him of as a rather unsettling pirate who doesn't hesitate to flip off Eustass Kidd (who is the Supernova with the highest bounty). This foreshadows that he's not someone to be trifled with, as well as someone who shares Luffy's disrespect for authority. He also shows a softer side by freeing Jean Bart later on.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his infamous cruelty, even he was disgusted when he found out that Caesar Clown was drugging the children on Punk Hazard to ensure that they stayed.
  • Face Fault: He is hilariously prone to these in the company of the Straw Hats. Luffy alone pulls out more of these than in the entire first half of the manga. And that was back when he was more relaxed.
"Room", inside which he can manipulate anything inside.
  • Flipping the Bird: Does this to Kid at one point. In the anime, this was censored to Law giving him a smug smile.
    • Does it again toward Doflamingo before the latter starts shooting him.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: His crew, the "Heart Pirates". The name doesn't makes sense until we find out Law uses his power for tearing out the live hearts of his enemies.
    • This gets even more clever as it's revealed that Law and his crew are secretly a renegade subset of the Donquixote family, who uses a card suit motif. The Heart seat of Doflamingo's Top Executives was supposed to be for Law before he defected.
      • And as another bonus, the reason why they went renegade was due to the death of Corazon, Doflamingo's brother. Corazon is Spanish for "heart", and Corazon was Law's idol, so the "Heart Pirates" might actually be named in tribute to him. It turns out the Heart seat of Doffy's Top Executives was Corazon's, and after his death it was left vacant for Law to take up.
  • Foreshadowing: Around the aftermath of the Paramount War arc, when Rayleigh said that he's going to train Luffy, Law remarked that "looks like the D is going to make a storm again... I wonder what the Dark King is up to." In chapter 729, he mentions that the "D" will call up a storm again when Doflamingo asked why he allied himself with Luffy. In 764, Rocinante told Law that, in the place where Roci comes from, the elders often said that the D people will always call up a storm whenever one makes himself known. Considering that Law is also revealed to be a D himself, what he said in 729 gives another meaning.
    • In Chapter 759, Law realized that Doflamingo had used lead bullets on him earlier and he seems to be pissed off by that fact. Law used to have a terminal illness because of lead poisoning that is widespread throughout his country, and Doflamingo knew about all of it.
    • Law's entire conflict with Doflamingo is this. Chapter 764 reveals that the D are the mortal enemies of the World Nobles, an animosity that is implied to have gone on for centuries. Law and Doflamingo are a D and a former World Noble, respectively, with the narrative inadvertently implying that their relationship was bound to turn antagonistic, regardless of its beginnings.
  • Four Is Death: Fittingly for the Surgeon of Death, his current (though inactive) bounty is at 440 million.
  • Freak Out: While still a young boy attending the academy in Flevance, Law was a kind and devoted child aspiring to become a great doctor like his father while happily going to festivals with his beloved family. Upon the destruction of his homeland, the annihilation of his classmates and family, and being diagnosed with no more than 3 years to live, Law suffered a mental breakdown becoming unstable, having wanted to join Doflamingo's crew so he could destroy everything around him. Only after having been cured of his illness by Corazon did Law have a change of heart.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: He has the power to do it to other people by using the Op-Op Fruit to switch their hearts. Not literally, mind you, more like a cartoonish heart that seems to represent their soul or whatever. He can literally steal hearts, too, but that's an entirely different thing.
  • Friendly Enemy: He is willing to save a rival pirate because even a relationship with a future enemy is still a relationship.
  • From Bad to Worse: Played for laughs with his alliance with Luffy. Law looks like he could break down and cry any minute now from the Straw Hat crew's eccentric natures, and all Law's plans with the Straw Hats just sort of go up in smoke despite his best efforts, planning and pre-preparation (which turn out to be things like a crude map drawn by Bepo in a marker pen, not even having a official map of Dressrosa). And then played more seriously when Doflamingo outgambits Law and basically gets Fujitora to revoke Law's Warlord status by putting him on the spot (though Fujitora specifically gave Law a way to get around this and Law refused to take it), so now Law has to deal with Doflamingo AND a Marine Admiral at the same time. So all in all, Law's just not having a very good week.
  • Gang of Hats: All of the Heart Pirates (minus the Captain and newest Jean Bart) wears the identical white boiler suit (and orange for the white talking bear).
  • Genre Savvy: After the Whitebeard War, he's the only Supernova captain other than Luffy who doesn't immediately head off to the New World, preferring to let everyone else go nuts on each other, while he bides his time. Seems to have paid off, since he's now a Warlord of the Sea with an inactive bounty of 440 million Berries. He also allied with Luffy for the purpose of capturing Caesar Clown, to directly affect Doflamingo's influence in the New World, and monopolize the SAD. Though, that plan doesn't seem to be working as smoothly as he expected...
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: Sports a goatee, which usually indicates a mysterious persona, antiheroism and an outsider.
  • Gray Eyes: Fitting considering how cold and unapproachable he is.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: His trademark. Notably, of all the victims of this during the Punk Hazard arc, only one of them wasn't a victim of his.
  • Handicapped Badass: Doflamingo severs his right arm in the heat of their battle. Doesn't stop him from grinding Doflamingo's organs to mush with his remaining hand via Gamma Knife, or grievously injuring Trebol using his severed arm.
  • Having a Heart: Literally. 101 of them. The inclination toward hearts is probably why his crew is called Heart Pirates, and why Doflamingo intended to give him the Heart seat.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: When he first demonstrates his power it seems a bit odd, and he's quite literally dwarfed by Luffy and Kid's abilities. 2 years later, he's slicing up battleships for lulz and it's implied he became a Warlord by sending the Marines 100 still beating pirate hearts. And then he cuts a mountain in half, while informing Doflamingo that the new generation has arrived. In chapter 761, Doflamingo reveals that the Op-Op Fruit is considered to be among the best Devil Fruit out there. Specifically, with the Op-Op Fruit's potential to grant someone eternal youth — though, ultimately, at the cost of the user's life.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: Played with. Law is introduced as The Rival for Luffy alongside kid, then saves Luffy's life, then seems to have gone full Heel by becoming a warlord, then swings into Face territory when we realize his true intentions in Dressrosa. However, his motives and end goal never really changed, he's spent the whole time gunning for Doflamingo, it just took a long time for that to come to light.
  • Heroic RROD: Apparently using his Devil Fruit powers is physically draining, so Law tries to defy this trope by preserving his energy before upcoming major fights.
  • Hidden Depths: Beneath the veneer of cruelty that he's built up for himself over the course of his career as a pirate, Law has real empathy and compassion for others, even if he rarely shows it. He displays genuine disgust for Caesar Clown's experiments, acquiesces to the Straw Hats' requests to save the young children trapped by the Mad Scientist, and values his partnership with them so much that he goes out of his way to keep them out of his personal conflict with Doflamingo. To the point that if Luffy dies in the battle against Doflamingo, Law fully intends to follow him as penance for dragging him into what he considers his battle.
  • Honorary True Companion: Law becomes this to the Straw Hats thanks to their alliance. Initially, Law wanted to keep it as strictly an Enemy Mine relationship but Luffy, being Luffy, pulled him closer to the fold.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: In the flashback, just after he ate the Op-Op fruit, he tried to heal the wounded Corazon to no avail. The latter reminded him that this power is "not magic" and his medical expertise should help him.
  • I Owe You My Life: For saving his life, Law became indebted to Corazon. At the same time, he feels the freedom he obtained because of Corazon can't be repaid until he accomplishes Cora's greatest wish to stop his evil brother's madness.
  • Immortality Inducer: According to Doflamingo, the ultimate technique of the Op-Op Fruit is to grant another person eternal youth. This fact has made it one of the most highly-sought Devil Fruits in the world. But using it will cost the user's life. If word of that ever got out to the masses, Law would become one of the most wanted men on the planet. It's implied that though Corazon's death defined Law's future, Law himself had already lost any chance he had of living a normal life the moment he ate the fruit.
  • Informed Flaw: Seems as such at first. Law is stated to be a coldly cruel pirate, and even Kid seemed a bit wary of the rumors surrounding him. From what was seen of him, though, Law seems to have a very friendly relationship with his crew, took pity on an enslaved pirate captain and risked his life to save Luffy for no particular reason. Subverted to high hell, though, given the "resume" he sent to Marine HQ for a position among the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
  • Irony:
    • Doflamingo was rearing him to get the "Heart" seat (a fitting choice) of the executives within his card-theme based crew. But then Law betrayed him. After he punished him for acting against him, Doflamingo decided to interrogate him, chaining him to the Heart seat.
    • Law planned to use the Straw Hats as pawns in his gambit against Doflamingo. Things have gone so pear-shaped that Luffy is literally dragging Law along for the ride despite the latter's death threats and insistence they aren't friends, neither of which Luffy has even paid attention to.
    • In chapter 769, Doflamingo said that if Law were really going to kill him, he might've done it by pitting Doffy against Kaido, but he instead comes directly at him. Little does Doffy know that that was exactly what Law had planned - before Luffy threw that plan out of the window.
  • It Amused Me: Or rather, It Will Amuse Me. His stated reason for saving Luffy from the Marines was because it'd be "too lame" if he had died then and there.
    • This is Law's fighting style in general. His ability allows him to cut his opponents' body parts without actually killing or harming them. In his first on-screen fight in the series he was juggling the body parts of marines.
    • After defeating Tashigi and leaving her alive, after chopping her in half, she demands that Law finishes her off. He instead taunts her and decides it would be more fun to cut her into even smaller pieces.
  • It's Personal: He made things personal with his former boss, Donquixote Doflamingo, when he betrayed him and killed two loyal subordinates, along with setting him up to be royally fucked over. It all started however, when 13 years ago Doflamingo had murdered his younger brother Corazon who had saved Law's life.
    • He ended the alliance with the Straw Hats, revealing to Doflamingo that he only intended to have them destroy the SMILE factory to ensure that no matter what happens, Doflamingo will die, as he was the main target all along. Law never intended to go after Kaido, as his desire to have revenge on Doflamingo for murdering Corazon 13 years prior, and as much as he would love to see the chaos that would enfold after Doflamingo's death, he is fully prepared to die if necessary to get his revenge.
    • Later on, he would also admit outright to Luffy that despite doing as many indirect things to screw Doflamingo over, due to how his plans against him started to fall apart, Law himself decides to settle with hurting Doflamingo directly like several others have wanted as well.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: His weapon of choice is a nodachi, which he uses as a sort of "doctor's scalpel" when using his powers to chop things up at long range.
  • Ki Attacks: He is a confirmed user of Haki, which is probably how he was able to cut Smoker's heart out.
  • Knew It All Along: Was perfectly aware that Corazon was lying to him about not being a marine, but clearly didn't care. When Corazon (discreetly) told him that he was sorry that he lied, as he didn't want Law to hate him (a statement that, outside of context, was supposedly directed to his brother Doflamingo), Law barely notes it, more worried about Corazon's safety.
  • Kubrick Stare: Complementing his intimidating presence to the opponents. Occasionally accompanied by the mysterious vibes of Hidden Eyes and Face Framed in Shadow from underneath his hat.
  • Laser Blade: His Gamma Knife technique has him making a small blade of Pure Energy that is used to cut through internal organs.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: For all his deeds, he gets his own heart removed and squeezed by Vergo, briefly passing out in agony.
    • For all the limb-cutting that he did, he gets his right arm severed by Doflamingo. Painfully, of course.
  • Lean and Mean: While he isn't extremely thin, he does stand out since the standard male in One Piece is either big and very muscular or massive and extremely muscular.
  • Left Hanging: He and Kid were attacked by a Pacifista but the scene ends almost immediately. At first it looks like a Cliffhanger, but then it isn't addressed ever again.
  • Lone Survivor: Excluding the royal family who escaped early, he is the last known survivor of Flevance.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: The Law that appeared before Doflamingo looking to destroy everything in sight, and even the Law today, is the way he is because of his very traumatic childhood: He grew up in Flevance, or "The White City" where the people were slowly dying from Amber Lead. While studying to become a doctor to grow up to treat the illness, the war the country became involved in killed his family and everyone he ever knew. And he only survived by hiding in the dead bodies carted out of the quarantine zone. That would screw up anyone.
  • Meaningful Name: The Heart Pirates were most likely named after Corazon, which means "heart" in spanish.
    • Law's full name Trafalgar D. Water Law seems to be taken from two famous battles in real world history, the Battle of Trafalgar and the Battle of Waterloo.
  • Magnificent Mustaches of Mexico: Subverted when he's rocking one in the Dressrosa Arc, during his disguise towards Green Bit.
  • Messy Hair: In fact, without the hat he resembles Luffy. He's still quite attractive though.
  • Mind over Matter: His "Tact" technique, which allows him to levitate stuff inside Room.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Subverted. Despite the way he announces his profession (on top of being a pirate), and the fact that his Red Baron is "Surgeon of Death", he is a pretty damn skilled doctor, because he was able to save both Luffy and Jinbe from the brink of death, despite how serious the injuries they had received during the war were.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Just look at him and try to say he isn't.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His Red Baron is "Surgeon of Death", for crying out loud!
  • Nerves of Steel: During the moment Doflamingo choose to taunt him over Corazon's failed attempt to save Dressrosa, Law dismissed the idea that the situation could have been averted, which even surprised Doflamingo on how level headed he is.
    • Then, when he taunts the beaten and bloodied Law again and offers to let him die via the Immortality Surgery in exchange for one last wish, Law smiles, agrees... and wishes for Doflamingo to bring Corazon back to life and then lick the asshole of every single citizen in Dressrosa, before promptly flipping him off and telling him that he'll never beat the Straw Hats or get Caesar back.
  • New Era Speech: Gives an epic one to Doflamingo.
  • Nice Hat: To the point when he gets his heart back and is ready to fight he calls back his hat and puts it on his head.
    • Ever since his childhood he's always seen with a white bowler hat. After the Time Skip it is changed into a white newsboy cap.
  • Ninja Log: His "Shambles" move allows him to switch things around — that includes switching himself with objects. In chapter 724, he even uses a literal log.
  • Noble Demon: Law may have sent One Hundred hearts of pirates to the Marines as his application to become a War Lord, however he reacts with disgust about Caesar's disregard to the children, knowing they would die and the Mad Scientist just doesn't care.
  • No Badass to His Valet: Despite his massive power, having a huge bounty, and being an ally to Luffy, Bartolomeo does not care about him at all as he throws Law's new bounty poster in the trash and refuses to give him any of his provisions but is more then willing to give it all to Luffy.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bears more than a passing resemblance to Mystery, the Pickup Artist, in both looks and dress. May help explain his popularity. Also to the well-known Italian Moto GP World Champion Valentino Rossi, who is also conveniently known as "The Doctor"—> [1]
    • Also worth mentioning Jamiroquai's Virtual Insanity music video [2]
  • Not Afraid to Die: While having his heart squeezed by Caesar and Vergo, instead of begging for mercy Law merely taunts them into squeezing it harder. This along with Law's own admission that he doesn't care if he has to die to get his revenge on Doflamingo were one of the first real indicators of his real name.
    • Likewise after having his arm cut off and beaten by both Doflamingo and Trebol. Doflamingo offers Law anything in exchange for the immortality operation. Law just flips him off, tells him where he can stick his offer and states the Straw Hats are gonna kick his ass before Doflamingo shoots him again.
    • It provides a contrast to Doflamingo's Immortality Seeker. Doflamingo, while it hasn't been prominent so far, has a clear fear of death that led to his obsession over the Op-Op fruit. Law, on top of being D, has no fear of death considering that the only reason he survived to this very day was for the sake of the man who saved his life and gave him the chance to live at the cost of his own. Thus, he has no interest in his devil fruit's ability to grant immortality and gleefully mocks Doflamingo when the latter attempts to coerce him into using it on him.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Not outright pointed out, but Law is one of the very few men not taken by the extreme beauty of Boa Hancock and the rest of the Kuja Pirates. It could be that he is "a doctor before all else" kind of person and that his mellow and laidback personality makes it much more difficult for him to be visibly flustered and swept away.
  • Not So Above It All: Since their alliance, Law has been simply shocked at how goofy the Straw Hats are, despite their reputation for being a thorn in the World Government's side. Up until chapter 700, he's kept his cool as being the Only Sane Man... until Sanji said he's making sandwiches for breakfast. Law admitted he didn't like bread. In chapter 700, his shock at his own words speaks volumes.
    • This has actually been happening in small doses ever since the alliance was established, but this is the most blatant example. The more time Law has spent with the Straw Hats, the more susceptible he is to taking part of their hijinks. It's not long before he realizes that Luffy's not going to be the Unwitting Pawn that Law expected him to be, or that he was never really in control of the alliance in the first place.
  • Not So Different: Lampshaded by Nami when he gives orders to Nami, Chopper, and Brook without listening to them or knowing their current dilemma just like Luffy. Then, when you learn his real name...
    • Much more seriously, to Doflamingo, which the latter idly notes during their battle (after Law had landed a seemingly fatal blow on him), and which Law fully acknowledges. Both are powerful, charismatic men with a penchant for cruelty and misanthropy, but the differences they do have are what fully separates them, as Law has compassion, mercy, and care for others (even if he doesn't show it all the time), all qualities that Doflamingo lacks. The divide becomes very clear when you realize that Law's entire life has ultimately been for the sake of another, whereas those Doflamingo cherishes are those readily "convenient" to him, and makes it very clear that he only lives for the sake of himself.
  • Not So Stoic: The antics of Luffy's crew are beyond even his ability to resist.
  • Not What I Signed On For: After finding out just what Caesar Clown was doing with the kids, he basically told him that he wanted no part of it and was done working with him.
    • On a more humorous note, Law's pirate alliance doesn't quite turn out the way he'd anticipated, mostly because Luffy sees the alliance as a friendship pact rather than a business relationship. Which seems to have rubbed off on Law as well, since Admiral Fujitora tells Law he'll be given a pass for everything he's done if he just says the Straw Hats are his minions (since the Seven Warlords are allowed to do such things) and Law defiantly says that Luffy is his partner.
  • Oh Crap!: His reaction upon realizing that a). Doflamingo did not actually abdicate his post on the Warlords, b). that he used that whole ordeal as a way of luring him into his territory, and c). that he and Admiral Fujitora are closing in on him and preparing to kick his ass.
    • A part of that is the implications of what Doflamingo did. Fooling the entire world just for a mere ten people is something way beyond the power of a Warlord. The only people who have the power to pull off such a thing... are the World Nobles. It's understandable that Law would freak out at the possibility that one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea is a World Noble, let alone the most psychotic and dangerous one.
    • Another one is when he realized that Doflamingo is going to use the Birdcage.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: After witnessing everyone he loved died as a child, he desired to become like Doflamingo and cause as much destruction as possible, also feeling that's all he could accomplish before he died of his lead disease. Until Corazon managed to save him from his illness and showed him compassion.
  • Only Sane Man: In comparison to the Straw Hats. As time goes on, it becomes evident that not even he is immune to their hijinks.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Which verges on Dissonant Serenity. The trait is downplayed after the timeskip.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Especially considering he cut a mountain in half.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite his desire for revenge on Doflamingo, Law has no desire for the Straw Hats to get in the crossfire, stating that their conflict has nothing to do with them. This leads to him taking many risks to save their lives.
  • Psychotic Smirk: His glorious one when finally getting access to the SAD room causes a lot of people to once again question his intentions.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a rather nice one to Doflamingo.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Kid's Red when they were first introduced. Kid is a Fiery Redhead while Law is a snarker with blue/black hair.
    • Later becomes the Blue to Luffy's Red.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: He may be reformed by Corazon from being the evil, Doflamingo-idolizing kid who wants to annihilate everything, but what he'd done to gain his infamous epithet in his piracy career might have proved something.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Notably averted, at least in regards to the medical applications of the Op-Op Fruit. The Fruit is only useful to someone who is already a trained doctor, implying that Law's great feats of abilities with his Fruit comes not just from any inherent power of the Fruit itself but from his own knowledge of medicine and anatomy. When he tried to heal Corazon as a child, he had to be reminded that the fruit was not magic.
  • The Reveal: In the past, Buffalo and Baby 5 wanted to know his full name. He eventually caved, revealing it's Trafalgar D. Water Law.
  • Riches to Rags: In the flashback scenes, he began as a little boy who comes from a wealthy, reputable family who used to live in castle-like home and wore tailor-made suits. Was forced to crawl among the dead bodies as a fugitive after the Flevance tragedy striked before he decided to encounter the Donquixote Pirates at the dumpster to become one of his flunky.
  • Sadistic Choice: Gives one to Doflamingo after he and the Straw Hats capture Caesar. Either Doflamingo quits the Seven Warlords of the Sea and goes back to being a regular pirate, after which Law will give Caesar back to him to continue making SMILE Devil Fruits for Kaido, or he doesn't and lose the manufacturer for SMILES. He's screwed either way, because if he stays, he won't be able to produce SMILES for Kaido and will have to face his wrath, and if he quits, the Admirals will hunt him down. Ultimately fails since Doflamingo has the connections to fake quitting the Warlords.
  • Secret Legacy: Law was completely unaware of the significance of the "D" in his name, just like most the D. carriers in the series such as Luffy — all he knew is that he had to keep it a secret. However, Corazon, and presumably Doflamingo, knew about it, or at least enough to warn Law to stay away from his brother.
    • Like all of the D bearers, he isn't afraid at the prospect of death, as seen when he's grinning after he gets his heart squeezed by Vergo, and later is willing to die fighting Doflamingo just to avenge Corazon.
  • Shock and Awe: Adding to his surgery motif, he can apparently use his palms as defibrillator paddles in an attack called "Counter Shock".
  • Shout-Out: Based off real-life pirate Edward Low, who, much like Law, was known for his cruelty.
    • His epithet 'Surgeon of Death' and his gained fame in notoriety resembles the Nazi Doctor, Josef Mengele who was also known as 'Angel of Death' (German:Todesengel) and nicknamed as Beppo (no, not that Bepo... although).
    • His surname is a reference to the Battle of Trafalgar, a major battle from the Napoleonic Wars. It's reinforced by the latter part of Law's full name which is another major battle from said wars.
    • His mother's maiden name Water alongside his own name is a reference to the Battle of Waterloo and is even written that way in Japanese. Also doubles as a Punny Name. This reference is reinforced by the name of a pirate who Law battled while he was a part of the Donquixote Pirates. Said pirate was named Wellington, a reference to the Duke of Wellington who fought against Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo.
  • Spanner in the Works: The one ultimately responsible for the clusterfuck that is the Dressrosa arc. By allying with Luffy, Law put the Straw Hats on a collision course with the Donquixote Family, and the resulting conflict has escalated to the point that it involves nearly every major power in the world, including the Revolutionary Army and the World Nobles. Thing is, he doesn't give a shit about any of it. Everything he has done for the last thirteen years to this very day has been for the sake of avenging Corazon's murder and killing Doflamingo. If the world has to go to shit in order for him to have Doflamingo's head, then Law will gladly drag this world to hell with him.
    • During the final battle of the arc despite being incapacitated by Doflamingo, Law still manages to interfere in the fight from the sidelines.
  • Spell Blade: His Radio Knife technique is similar to Counter Shock but with his nodachi.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Does this constantly since his reintroduction after the timeskip.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Luffy's Wise Guy. As of 748, they have this trope down to a T.
  • Story-Breaker Power: His Devil Fruit's English name (Op-Op Fruit) is fitting in more ways than one. Law actually has several ways which he could easily One-Hit Kill characters while inside his Room, whether be it through dismembering them from afar, teleporting them away, swapping their souls, taking away (or crushing) their organs.
  • Submarine Pirates: His crew primarily ride a submarine.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Seems cold, heartless and tad evil but actually harboring deep feeling of affection towards his late saviour Corazon, who's possibly the only one who saw his amiable smiling side since the Flevance tragedy. Usually calm and calculating, he can be blinded by hot-blooded fury especially concerning Doflamingo. The guy is also generally polite in his speech and even take off his hat at the dining table but didn't hesitate to rudely flip other people off.
  • Superpower Lottery: Literally everything inside his "Room" is his to command, and post-Time Skip he's been shown to create battleship- and even mountain-sized "Rooms." There's no known way around it once you're inside the "Room," either, apart from having sufficient Haki. His power of surgery, aside from conveniences like swapping people's bodies, taking out their heart and personality transplants, is also later revealed to be able to grant eternal youth at the cost of his own life. Doflamingo outright stated that many people consider this to be 'The Ultimate Devil's Fruit' in chapter 761.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Law wears the emblem of the Heart Pirates on his hoodie, on the hem and sleeve of his all-new dapper Badass Longcoat and on the chest of his most recent fabulous feathery-necked outfit. Besides, all the Heart Pirates including his submarine, even his own Den-Den Mushi wears the insignia with pride. The emblem was created in honor of the man who saved his life and whom he now dedicates his life to avenge, Corazon.
  • The Stoic: It's hard to get this guy to flinch, though he's not above having fun.
  • The Starscream: To Doflamingo. He took him under his employ at some point during his youth, yet apparently defected and started his own crew. He's now determined to screw him over by taking control of his enterprises.
  • The Worf Effect: Really got hit with this hard when he finally took on Doflamingo. The first time he had to deal with both Issho and him so yeah understandable. By the time they do fight one to one on the bridge he's not at his best. However when they re-match again at the moved palace by the time he's recovered, Doflamingo still trounces him easily, costing him an arm. He keeps fighting even it becomes two on one again (as Trebol was aiding Doflamingo this time) but even when he finally gets a good fatal hit in on Doflamingo, it's revealed the warlord has a healing ability. Ouch.
  • Taking You with Me: What he tried to do to Doflamingo.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has several "smiley" tattoos on his arms (Word of God says jolly rogers in North Blue are typically this shape), as well as DEATH on his fingers. Also has a big heart-shaped tatoo on his chest.
  • Together in Death: After doing everything he can in the final fight against Doflamingo before being forced to leave the rest to Luffy, he requests that Cavendish leave him in the flower fields to watch the battle. If Luffy wins, he wants to be there to see it; if Luffy falls, then as penance for dragging his partner ("friend" being implied) into this fight, he'll allow Doflamingo to kill him and join Luffy and Corazon in death. Cavendish agrees — on the caveat that he'd be allowed to stay as well, and tells Law that he won't die unless Cavendish does first.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Pre-time skip he was a rookie captain, just about strong enough to reach the halfway point in the Grand Line with a bounty of 200 million Berries, and was barely capable of facing a Pacifista allied with Kid's crew and survive and was so brutally beaten by Vice-Admiral Vergo at one point that it practically traumatized him. Two years later, his bounty doubled before the WG approached him for a Warlord position; he apparently regularly heads of to a closed-off, highly toxic island with extreme climates on both halves, and home to ex-cons, a variety of strange creatures and giant children calling it his "favorite holiday spot"; and he is capable of defeating Vice-Admiral-level opponents.
  • Twenty Bear Asses: Rose to the position of Warlord of the Sea by extracting 100 pirates' hearts and sending them to Marine HQ.
  • Tyke Bomb: Law was raised by Doflamingo to be his right-hand man. To this end, he taught him just about everything he (and his execs) knew about fighting.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Donquixote Rocinante aka Corazon. Law's entire grudge with Doflamingo stems from Doflamingo killing Corazon, which causes Law to dedicate his entire life, as well as being willing to die, in order to bring Doflamingo down in his revenge.
    • Highlighted in Chapter 768. Law was so devoted to Corazon that he is willing to do what Corazon wouldn't do in the end, no matter how horrible his older brother was, how much he hated him, and how much Doflamingo honestly needed to die — pull the trigger.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Doflamingo considers Law to be this, since he spent years raising Law to be his top lieutenant only for Law to turn against him. However, he also acknowledges that if the specific incident that Law is raging against him for had never happened, then Law would have been the third "Corazon".
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Downplayed. During his and Luffy's fight with Doflamingo, Law says something about their "secret plan"; Luffy, who was really angry at that point, screams "screw the plan!" and goes after Law instead. Turns out Law's "plan" was relying on Doflamingo to make Luffy angry enough, and as Luffy comes at him, Law activates Room and switches himself with the distracted Doflamingo - who then gets hit by Luffy's Red Hawk.
    • He reverses it when Luffy manages to make his way back up to Doflamingo, revealing he isn't dead after he was shot again. This time Luffy rushes Doflamingo but Law switches Luffy with himself, getting close enough to land a fatal blow on Doflamingo.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Despite his dour appearance even as a child, Law was a much warmer person than he is now. It was his country's war and the illness that caused it that took that away from him. Doflamingo's influence seemed to be the nail-in-the-coffin. Thankfully for all, his close relationship with Corazon helped him regain the little compassion and mercy he does still have.
  • Visual Development: Law's appearance after the Time Skip coincides with his new Warlord title, level of power and manners: from the laid-back, smiling yellow-themed hoodie-wearing hipster-style Supernova to the lugubrious terrifying Warlord who is clad in black, The Grim Reaper-like Black Cloak, complete with the High Collar of Doom. Between Punk Hazard and Dressrosa he goes back to the hipster look (seemingly coinciding with his starting to fall into the pace of the Straw Hat crew), before hybridizing the two for his "disguise" outfit in Dressrosa.
  • Wild Card: Big time, even among the Supernovas. He saved Luffy from being executed by the World Government, but then quickly makes it known that he doesn't consider Luffy an ally. Post time skip, he joins the World Government, becoming a Warlord...but only in an effort to pin down Doflamingo and he loses the title in Dressrosa.
    • And he's perfectly willing to ally himself with Luffy to betray his current partner and take out one of the emperors.
  • Worth Living For: Law, along with his friends, family, and city, were used up by the World Government to dig up the Amber Lead for wealth, and then all of them were cruelly abandoned thanks to a disease that would kill him before he even reached adulthood. Because of that, he wanted to destroy everything in sight — until Corazon showed him love and compassion, and eventually succeeded in getting the means to cure Law of his disease. Law fully intended to spend the rest of his life with him — but then Corazon was killed. Now, the only reason why Law bothered living to this very day was to kill Donquixote Doflamingo, Corazon's murderer.
  • Worf Had the Flu: He gets taken down by Vergo because Vergo has his heart. Once he gets it back, Vergo goes down in one move.
    • Also, by the time he finally got his one-on-one fight with Doflamingo, he had fought Admiral Fujitora and Doflamingo at the same time, while having to watch Caesar and then protect the Straw Hats. So, he was pretty tired heading in, which is even worse for him than normal as his Op-Op Fruit specifically relies on his stamina.
  • Worthy Opponent: Certainly considers Luffy to be one. Time will tell if it sticks.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: He can inflict this with his devil fruit powers, to an extent that even a Logia user cannot regenerate their form. Just ask Trebol in chapter 760. Subverted in that the effect is merely temporary, at least for Logias; later on Trebol reforms just fine.
  • Xanatos Gambit: His plan for revenge on Doflamingo, which he allied with the Straw Hats for. Law made it so that even if Doflamingo kills him in their battle, the destruction of the SMILE factory will ensure that Kaido will finish the job for him and kill Doflamingo himself.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: When he first met Doflamingo as a child, Law claimed he only had 3 years left to live. This is because of the amount of Amber Lead in his body, the poison of which would ensure he would die before he reached adulthood, just like his peers, had they not been killed beforehand. He survived because Corazon had stolen the Op-Op Fruit from other pirates and was responsible for saving Law. The fruit granting the ability to modify and restructure the body was the perfect solution to removing the Amber Lead.

    "Roar of the Sea" Scratchmen Apoo 
"Apapapapapapa! Check it out!"

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (JP), Brad Venable (EN)

Being from the Longarm Tribe in the Grand Line, Scratchmen Apoo as such has arms so long, they're double-jointed. Captain of the On Air Pirates, Apoo's bounty is 350 million berries. Although Apoo's fighting style seems to be mostly defensive, as shown with his brief skirmish with another of the Supernovas, Eustass Kid, he still can't deny himself a good brawl should the opportunity present itself. He seems to be rather perceptive as when witnessing another Supernova Roronoa Zoro of the Straw Hat Pirates nearly attack a World Noble, he noted he gave off an "insane killing intent". His (unnamed) Devil Fruit power turns him into a Musical Assassin and a one-man instrument kit, as well as mostly the reason for his strange appearance. The music he makes by playing himself, is not only mesmerizing, it's also deadly; He can make clean cuts by making the "chopping" sound, or cause an explosion by making the sound of Stuff Blowing Up.

His first known bounty was 198,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 350,000,000 berries.
  • Catch Phrase: Check it out!
  • Chinese People: He wears Chinese style clothing and keeps his hair in a queue.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Almost got away with it to Admiral Kizaru, no less.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He is of the Longarm Tribe. They are people with long arms.
  • Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a Chinese theme.
  • Genre Savvy: Almost, but not quite. He attacked Admiral Kizaru and caught him off guard, but he knew Kizaru would surely survive and starting running right away instead of waiting around to confirm it. Unfortunately, Kizaru is a "Light Man" who can also move at the speed of light, so even with a head start that didn't work out so well...
    • During the war, he correctly guessed that the transmission was cut because there was something the marines did not want the world to see.
  • Gonk: More weird-looking than ugly, though.
  • Hypno Fool: Not exactly like Jango, but some of his instruments can mesmerize people for a little while.
  • Instrument of Murder: He doesn't have one, he is one. Several, in fact.
  • Magic Music: In the anime, the sounds from the various instruments his body becomes have different effects, e.g. the sound of his jaw-cymbal slices things and the sound of his chest-drum creates explosions.
  • Musical Assassin: Has a Devil Fruit that turned him into an actual human-instrument, so this is pretty much his signature ability.
  • Properly Paranoid: After the time-skip, it is shown that if he is ever invited over by an enemy, he will destroy their ship just in case they're hiding something like a sniper.
  • Punny Name: He first name refers to his musical powers and DJ-like fighting stance.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Apoo's post-time skip robe.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: And whatever sound effect he says, its corresponding effect occurs.
  • Shout-Out: Based on real-life pirate, Chui Apoo.
  • Slasher Smile: Shaped like piano keys.
  • Smug Snake: Has a little bit of this, but not as bad as Buggy or "Mr. 3" Galdino.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Kindasorta. His sound powers have enough oomph behind them to deal what would've been a fatal wound to an Admiral had he not been a Logia, so he's certainly one to watch.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From 198 million to 350 million in two years, overtaking Hawkins bounty who had the third highest bounty.
  • Troll: He tells a terrified subordinate that you can't just run from a dangerous enemy, you have to make them mad first.

    "Massacre Soldier" Killer 
"You got lucky"

Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (JP), Leo Fabian (EN)

Killer is the First Mate to the Kidd Pirates, and one of the eleven pirates dubbed with the moniker "Supernova". A man of few words, much of Killer's personality is unknown, except he is slightly arrogant, yet much more level-headed than his captain.

His first known bounty was 162,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 200,000,000 berries.
  • Aerith and Bob: All the other Supernovas have well though-out names referencing something. Word of God says that the author took about five seconds to think the name.
  • Anime Hair: Long, wild, Super Saiyan 3-like blonde hair, to be precise.
  • Badass Normal: Along with Zoro and possibly Urouge, he's one of the only Supernovas not shown to have a Devil Fruit, yet his bounty exceeds both of theirs at 162 million berries.
  • Blinding Bangs: Sported this look as a kid.
  • Deathbringer the Adorable: You'd think with a name like Killer, he'd be more unstable than Kidd, but he's actually more calm-minded and level headed than most of the other Supernovas.
  • The Dragon: Considering Killer is basically Kid's bodyguard, he is definitely filling this role. Especially considering he balances out Kid's nasty temper. For example, he actually tries to salvage the peace negotiations between Kid, Hawkins, and Apoo before a fight breaks out.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Zoro. Both are Supernovas with no Devil Fruit powers and are swordsmen. They're also the only Supernovas who aren't captains.
  • The Faceless: He's never seen without his mask. Hell, he never even takes it off, not even to eat!
  • Gang of Hats: Like Kidd and the crew, he has a Heavy Metal theme.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: What did Kid even do to get this guy on his crew? Killer is much, much more level-headed than his boss, to the point where he arranges most of Kid's black market visits and generally every meeting to minimize the risk of his captain ripping some guy a new orifice, just in case they push one of Kid's many, many berserk buttons.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: A pair of spinning, reverse-wielded, wrist-mounted sickle-things.
  • Lean and Mean: Averted post-timeskip, though, as he's put on quite a bit of muscle.
  • Mask Power: He always wears a metal helmet that covers his face.
  • Mr. Exposition: Knows a surprising deal about Marine ships and traditions.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His Red Baron is "Massacre Soldier". And, you know, the fact that his actual name is "Killer".
  • Not So Stoic: He's visibly annoyed by Kid's argument with Apoo and Hawkins, namely since they should actually be discussing the potential alliance.
  • Number Two: To Kid.
  • Older Sidekick: By four years according to Word of God, in yet another parallel with Zoro.
  • Shout-Out: His hair looks like Goku in Super Saiyan 3 mode, his mask has been used by Daft Punk and his fighting style is similar to Voldo.
  • The Stoic

    "Big Eater" Jewelry Bonney 

Voiced by: Reiko Kiuchi (JP), Laura Wetsel (EN)

The only female Supernova, Bonney has a one of the more stereotypical views on what a pirate should be like in the series, which is a completely amoral person who destroys all in their way and looks out only for themselves. She has proven to be a very rude and unpleasant women who has a monstrous appetite and holds deep grudges for people who irritate her in any way, currently setting her sights on the Straw Hats. As a captain, she shows conflicting displays of competence. She saved herself, her crew, Zoro, and the entire Sabaody archipelago (initially, at least) by immediately restraining Zoro when he was about to kill a World Noble, which would have certainly caused nothing short of a Marine issued Buster Call. However, she has been shown to cause time delays for her crew with her binge eating, even staying at a restaurant to eat for awhile while knowing that Admiral Kizaru was coming.

She has eaten a Devil Fruit that allows her to change her own age as well as others. She uses it as a disguise on herself and makes her opponents either too young or too old to fight her. Interestingly, the clothes of the Marines she changes into children don't change to fit their smaller forms while her clothes do, implying that skintight Stripperific outfit is so her clothes always fit her when she transforms. Other than that, she has also demonstrated a powerful kick to Blackbeard's face that was enough to make him bleed, suggesting a good amount of physical strength (a common trait for the strongest of the One Piece world).

She has a bounty of 140,000,000 berries.
  • Action Girl: Even has the biggest bounty for a female pirate so far in the series.
  • Big Eater: The Red Baron title is not for nothing. She puts Luffy to shame.
  • Diving Save: Did this to Zoro. He dodged the World Noble's gunshot, but she saved him from attacking the World Noble. Didn't matter, as Admiral Kizaru would arrive anyway, after Luffy later punched that same guy.
  • Fountain of Youth: One of the abilities granted by her Devil Fruit.
  • Gang of Hats: Her crew has a Chef theme.
  • Hidden Depths: Somehow, she is dangerous/important enough to make Blackbeard hunt her down for a battleship and worry freaking Akainu when she escaped the government.
  • Jabba Table Manners: Bonney basically shovels food down her throat and has a bad attitude to match her poor manners, much to Capone Bege's chagrin.
  • The Lad-ette: Rude, aggressive, vulgar, and an exceptionally voracious eater.
  • MacGuffin Girl: The World Government really want her captured for an unknown reason. Logically, her powers would be exceptionally appealing to the right sort of person...
  • Magic Pants: Surprisingly averted. Her power doesn't affect clothing, so she wears skimpy clothing to make sure that it will always fit her.
  • Man Child: Has a tendency to act like this. However, considering the nature of her powers, and the fact she could literally turn herself younger, this may be a side-effect, or her simply acting her age.
    • It should be noted that her true age was stated to be 24 post-timeskip, but even Word of God said it was an estimation, because of her abilities.

    Capone "Gang" Bege 
"You guys have already lost... in sheer military force!"

Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN)

Capone Bege is one of the older Supernovas and seems to have one of the larger crews. He has a high class attitude with a very short temper, much like a real Mafia Boss, and he has eaten one of the stranger Devil Fruits around; his body is a medieval-style human fortress (including horses and mounted cannons and all) and his crew can shrink and "enter" him to mount surprise attacks on enemies.

He has a bounty of 138,000,000 berries.

    "Pirate Hunter" Roronoa Zoro 

    "Mad Monk" Urouge 

Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP), Major Attaway (EN)

Urouge is the oldest supernova and he has the smallest bounty of the group. He is a Mighty Glacier who hails from a sky island, as you might have figured. He has a perpetual smile on his face which never goes away, even when he's seen showing fear. He has an ability that allows him to rapidly expand his muscles.

He has a bounty of 108,000,000 berries.

Alternative Title(s):

One Piece-The Eleven Supernovas