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Characters: One Piece: The Eleven Supernovas
aka: One Piece-The Eleven Supernovas
Be warned, this series is over 10 years old with over 700 chapters to its name. Spoilers may not be covered below.

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
  • 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.
  • Executive Meddling: A rare positive example. Oda's editor said that the Sabaody arc needed more content to spice things up. Three hours later, Oda had created 9 new characters and a rough draft for a new manga chapter.
  • Hero of Another Story: Aside from Luffy and Zoro, of course.
  • The Rival: To Luffy. Even if he has only acknowledged Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid as this for now.
  • 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)

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 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.
  • 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 in his crusade against Big Mom.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He sunk two of Big Mom's ships. Not attacked, not damaged, sunk.
    • In a related note, Law literally flips him off. And since he had the highest bounty of the Supernovas...
  • Fiery Redhead: To an extreme degree.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Extra Ore Dinary: Has the power of magnetism.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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)

Coming from the North Blue, Basil Hawkins is the captain of the Hawkins Pirates, and has a bounty of 320 million berries. 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.

Current bounty is 320,000,000 berries.

  • Badass
  • 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.
    • Currently, it's unknown if he gained this ability from a Devil Fruit, or if he learned it on his own.
  • Friendly Rival: 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
    • One-Winged Angel: Becomes a bizare scarecrow with nail claws.
      • Clipped Wing Angel: Of course, 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.
      • 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

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

Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP)

Coming from the North Blue, X. (pronounced "diez") Drake, is the captain of the Drake Pirates, and has a bounty of 222 million berries. 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).
  • 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, feared more than all three of the Admirals combined. Talk about balls.
  • Cool Mask
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Attacks one of Kaido's islands, despite knowing because he knew Kaidou would retaliate. Guy's got guts.
  • Dual Wielding: Both a large rapier and a double headed axe.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Jumping in to stop a battle between Killer and Urouge with a sword in one hand and an axe.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Pretty much the entire reason for the Ancient Zoan class Devil Fruits. And of course, being able to transform into a Dinosaur makes X. Drake cooler from a "Man's Romance" perspective.
  • Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a Musketeer theme.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an X-shaped one on his chin.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: The "X" is pronounced diez, as in "10" in Spanish.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Was a Rear Admiral before becoming a pirate. Admiral Kizaru seems to think that Drake switched sides purely because he was bored with being a Marine and thought it would be more fun to become a pirate.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather
  • Nice 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 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 was 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 Giganotosauras, 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.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Comes with being a Zoan devil-fruit user.

    "Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law 

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP)

"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 rearrange anything, be it people or objects, with the 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. However, he lost the position after he allied himself with the Straw Hats. He also used to be the subordinate of "Joker", AKA Donquixote Doflamingo.


  • Affably Evil: While he's every bit as laid-back as he presents himself, do not discount his cruelty.
  • 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 (supposedly, 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.
  • 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.
  • Badass: Oh, big time!
    • 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).
    • Badass Beard: He has one.
    • Badass Longcoat: During the Punk Hazard arc.
    • Badass in Distress: As of the Dressrosa arc, he's been captured, rendered unconscious, and chained up by Doflamingo.
  • Bait the Dog: He seemed like a cool guy, until it's revealed that he stole 100 hearts from rival pirates. However, we were warned before that he was nasty even among the Supernovas, and he showed no compassion to the Marines back at Sabaody.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Chessmaster: Comes off as this more-and-more in recent appearances, particularly in the Punk Hazard arc.
  • 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 Submarine: 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.
  • 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.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Suggested, though there have only been a few hints dropped as to what it could be. We know that he has worked for Doflamingo to the extent that some expected Law to be given command of 1/4 of his forces. At some point Vergo had given him a beating so bad Doflamingo thought it would have traumatized him. Possibly related to that, Law himself wants revenge of Doflamingo and is willing to die to get it.
    • It has been revealed that he wants revenge on Doflamingo for killing the person who saved his life and the most important person to him, Donquixote Corazon, his own younger brother
  • Deadly Doctor: Has the power of the Op-Op Fruit, which allows him to perform spontaneous operations (hence the name) on anyone or anything sufficiently close to him. He uses his medical knowledge to inflict whatever effects he wants with minimum effort. Also, he carries around a great sword as his scalpel.
    • And Show It to You: His "Mes" technique. Non-lethal variety.
    • 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.
    • "Freaky Friday" Flip/Literal Change of Heart: 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.
    • 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.
    • Mind over Matter: His "Tact" technique, which allows him to levitate stuff inside Room.
    • 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.
    • Shock and Awe: Adding to his surgery motif, he can apparently use his palms as defibrillator paddles in an attack called "Counter Shock".
    • Sphere Factor: His Devil Fruit ability lets him create blue spheres, which he dubs "Room", inside which he can manipulate anything inside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: As of chapter 730, Doflamingo has defeated, kidnapped, and chained him to a heart-shaped throne. Luffy, Zoro, Kinemon, and Viola are currently attempting a rescue mission.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flipping the Bird: Does this to Kid at one point. In the anime, this was censored to Law giving him a smug smile.
  • 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.
      • 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.
  • Four Is Death: Fittingly for the Surgeon of Death, his current (though inactive) bounty is at 0.44 billion.
  • 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 Shichibuki 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 Goatees: 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.
  • 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.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door
  • 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.
  • 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. Currently, it's unknown what their past is together, but Law also hates Doflamingo's guts because of an event that happened 13 years ago.
    • Confirmed in chapter 724. He ends 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 something that happened in the past thirteen years ago outweighs everything else, 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.
  • Ki Attacks: He is a confirmed user of Haki, which is probably how he was able to cut Smoker's heart out.
  • Kubrick Stare: Complimenting 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-Guided Karma: For all his deeds, he gets his own heart removed and squeezed by Vergo, briefly passing out in agony.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Nodachi Are Just Better: His weapon of choice, which he uses as a sort of "doctor's scalpel" when using his powers to chop things up at long range.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 Shichibuki are allowed to do such things) and Law defiantly says that Luffy is his partner.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Which verges on Dissonant Serenity.
  • 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.
  • Reality Warper: His Devil Fruit gives him a small-time version of this.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a rather nice one to Doflamingo.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Does this constantly since his reintroduction after the timeskip.
  • 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.
  • Submarine Pirates
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Law wears the emblem of the Heart Pirates on his hoodie and still wears it even after he became a Warlord of the Sea post-Time Skip; on the hem and sleeve of his all-new dapper Badass Longcoat and on the chest of his most recent fabulous feathery-necked outfit. Beside all the Heart Pirates including his submarine, even his own Den-Den Mushi wears the insignia with pride.
  • The Stoic: It's hard to get this guy to flinch, though he's not above having fun.
    • Not So Stoic: The antics of Luffy's crew are beyond even his ability to resist.
  • 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.
  • Taking You with Me: What he tried to do to Doflamingo.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visual Development: Law's appearance after the Time Skip; coincides with his whole new 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.
  • Wild Card: Big time, even among the Supernovas. He saved Luffy from being executed by the World Government, but then quickly makes it know that he doesn't consider Luffy an ally. Post time skip, he joins the World Government, becoming a Warlord.
    • And he's perfectly willing to ally himself with Luffy to betray his current partner and take out one of the emperors.
  • 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 Ope-Ope no Mi specifically relies on his stamina.
  • Worthy Opponent: Certainly considers Luffy to be one. Time will tell if it sticks.
  • 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.

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

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (JP)

As 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.

Current Bounty is 350,000,000.
  • Catch Phrase: Check it out!
  • Chinese People
  • 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.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: And whatever sound effect he says, its corresponding effect occurs.
  • Shout-Out: Based on real-life pirate, Chui Apoo.
  • 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)

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.

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
  • 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.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: Wields weird, spinning Hand Sickles.
  • 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.
  • Lean and Mean
    • Averted post-timeskip, though.
  • Mask Power
  • 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".
  • Number Two: To Kid.
  • 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.
  • Shrug of God: Apparently, his name came out of laziness.
  • The Stoic
    • 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.

    "Big Eater" Jewelry Bonney 

Voiced by: Reiko Kiuchi (JP)

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).

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

Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (JP)

An obvious spoof of Italian Mobsters, Capone Bege is the seemingly oldest Supernova (strangely enough, since the whole point is that they're supposed to be young and freshfaced rookies) and out of them all, seems to have the most Mooks. Not much is known about him yet, except that he has a High Class attitude with a very short temper, much like a real Mafia Boss, and that he has eaten one of the strangest Devil Fruits in the series- he has the ability to become a human fortress — mounted cannons and all — that his Mooks shrink to go into and attack his enemies.

    "Pirate Hunter" Roronoa Zoro 

    "Mad Monk" Urouge 

Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP)

Urouge is the last supernova, who has the smallest bounty of the group (only 108,000,000 Berries). He is a Mighty Glacier, 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 a Devil Fruit that allows him to rapidly expand his muscles.


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