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    In General 

Tropes Used To The Marines As A Whole

  • Ascended Extra: Attach the photographer, who was originally an SBS joke, has become part of the One Piece character cast, occasionally making appearances from time to time in the story or background scenes.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Rank is given based on fighting power, and the title of Fleet Admiral can be contested in a duel.
  • Badass Army: As the premier military arm of the World Government, even with the threat of pirates that can literally destroy the world, they stand between global order and basically pirate armageddon. Putting aside the circumstances behind his capture, even after the late Pirate King - Gold Roger inspired a generation of piracy with his last words, for over twenty years they've kept the world largely stable. The power of the top brass is enough to scare even the most brutal of pirates, or at least those less than an Emperor.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Standard attire for high ranking marines.
  • Badass Long Coat: Standard issue for any marine of Ensign and higher is a long white coat with the Japanese characters for "justice" on the back.
  • Beef Gate: Rare non-video game example. The crushing defeat Luffy was handed by the three Admirals showed him and the other Straw Hats that the New World was too much for them to handle - at the time. After the Time Skip, however...
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A lot of the marines have really weird personalities, look very strange and have strange quirks. Vergo continued being promoted despite always having food on his face. Maynard doesn't wear a shirt. Kizaru makes really weird faces when fighting pirates. Aokiji wears a sleeping mask. Sengoku wears a hat with a life sized seagull on top and brings a pet goat to work.
  • Coat Cape: How the officers wear their coats.
  • The Dreaded: A marine of significant reputation can easily become this for lower level pirates (Smoker). However, once a marine hits the admiral rank, they're automatically this to every pirate barring the Four Emperors and their respective crews.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Though all the marines are tough on pirates, there's still a variety of lines they don't cross. In terms of standards, there's the moral and relatively merciful (Aokiji and Smoker), the more ruthless but ultimately neutral (Sengoku), and the ones utterly driven to exterminate evil (Akainu). Even the latter is exasperated with the Five Elder Stars' antics.
  • For Great Justice: Though their ideas of justice tend to diverge greatly:
    • "Absolute Justice" is the belief that any pirate or criminal, no matter the motives or intentions, are not just sinners who must be hunted down and killed without remorse, but that people associated with them, such as people who built things for criminals (like Tom being executed for building the Oro Jackson) and even their families (such as Luffy and Ace being targeted for being the sons of Monkey D. Dragon and Gold Roger, repsectively). This is the philosophy that the World Government advances, best represented by Sakazuki.
    • "Moral Justice" is the belief that a criminal's motives and intentions should be taken into account when considering whether to punish them or let them go. This is the philosophy that Garp and Tashigi follow.
    • And then you have the personal definitions of Justice, which represent the Marine's individual personality. While some, like Sengokunote  and Tsurunote  tend to have a foot in both philosophies, most personal definitions of Justice tend to fall into either the "Absolute" camp (Borsalinonote ) or "Moral" camp (Isshonote , Kuzannote , and Smokernote ).
  • Four-Star Badass: Expect everyone from Marine HQ above Captain rank to be crazy tough and every Admiral is shown to be a Person of Mass Destruction.
  • The Fettered: Played straight, but often deconstructed: How far they take "Justice" is shown as completely acceptable, no matter how far down the Moral Event Horizon you have to go. This is expressed in the "Absolute Justice" philosophy.
  • Hero of Another Story: Nearly all of them. Most have interesting backstories or hints thereof even — as this Continuity Porn-filled color spread indicates — the minor ones.
  • Irony: Most of the highest ranked Marines are devil fruit users. Which means much of the Marines' high command can't swim.
  • Knight Templar: The other side of the argument, some of them are so extreme that they consider that disobeying the law means not only your execution, but every last living relative or associate to be hunted down and exterminated along with their entire island; even the people who are not in any way involved with the issue get caught in the gunfire. This is a large part of the "Absolute Justice" idea spouted by their higher ups.
  • Morality Kitchen Sink: Marines in this story run the gamut from Hero Antagonists to Well-Intentioned Extremist to Punch Clock Villains to Knight Templars to selfish Jerkasses. The majority are fairly decent people, though.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: Not necessarily villainy, but their announcement of Ace's execution in Marineford, and subsequently the war, resulted in the deaths of Whitebeard and Ace but also caused severe fallout from the decisions the Marines made and are as follows:
    • Luffy breaking into Impel Down to rescue Ace resulted in a mass breakout of dangerous criminals, including the extremely dangerous Level Six prisoners that were recruited by Blackbeard.
    • Whitebeard's death gave Blackbeard the chance to steal his Devil Fruit power and ultimately become one of the Yonko.
    • The various decisions made by the higher-ups after the war resulted in the resignation of Garp, Sengoku, and Aokiji, removing a large part of the Marines' overall power.
  • Terrible Trio: The image of "three Admirals" is strongly reinforced in the Marines for the general populace as a symbol of power, alongside the Fleet Admiral. Played with in that, while they are antagonistic to the pirates (and our heroes are pirates), they're law-keepers, trying to preserve order in the world.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Most marines are ordinary people who believe in protecting the public from pirates, but there are some notable hardliners that push the cause to Knight Templar levels. By "notable", we mean "Vice Admirals and up" - which means they're likely to assert the overbearing "Absolute Justice" idea to the lower ranks, thus making them look worse than they actually are.

Tropes Used To The G-5 Marines

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Combines with Asskicking Equals Authority, because G-5 marines are tougher than your average mook, and they just keep getting tougher the higher up the command ladder you go.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Most of their acts of cruelty and barbarism towards pirates has been Played for Laughs.
  • Cowboy Cops/Military Mavericks: Led by THE Cowboy Cop of the Marines: Vice-Admiral Smoker.
  • The Dreaded: Their cruelty towards captured pirates makes them notorious and feared, even among other Marine branches.
  • Enemy Mine: With the Straw Hat Pirates and Trafalgar Law during the Punk Hazard arc, to 1) defeat Caesar Clown, 2) rescue the kidnapped children, and 3) get out of the island safely. And in Smoker's case, 4) stop corrupt Vice-Admiral Vergo.
  • Enhanced Interrogation Techniques: The things they do to captured pirates are infamously crazy and cruel.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: They are cruel towards pirates, and overall rowdy. But when they mistakenly assumed Smoker was accusing them of covering up cases of child kidnappings, they got pissed, saying that even though they are army rejects, they still have their pride as Marines.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: They can never admit it to the world but working to save the giant children, saving each other, defeating Caesar, and taking down the corrupt Vergo has made them this with the Straw Hats. They are forced to play up the idea they hate them to keep from admitting the truth.
  • Grey and Gray Morality: Despite all their cruelty, they are one of the few branches in the New World able to defend innocent lives from suffering EVEN WORSE under pirates, most of whom are absolute monsters who probably deserve what G-5 throws their way.
  • Hero with an F in Good: They're known for doing hideous things that on surface are hardly considered "good", but they have a good heart and they do things that they did to help the populace.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite all their faults, they truly and honestly mean well for the civilians of the New World, and absolutely adore their commanders.
  • Might Makes Right: It's the New World, so they basically adopted this policy just to survive.
  • Police Brutality: G-5 is basically a group of ridiculously powerful thugs. There's no other way to describe how they treat pirates, and even civilians.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Practically the entire Marine Branch. To elaborate, nearly all the mooks are powerful thugs who mean well, led by quirky commanding officers such as the sword-obsessed Tashigi, who they have a Subordinate Excuse with, and Smoker, who is the shirtless badass that scares the crap out of them while smoking two cigars and obsessing over catching Luffy. There's also the other two commanding officers as well, who are as every bit as quirky as the other two are.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: Almost every marine in G-5 was rejected from the main branches, either because they were too brutal, too crazy, or too insubordinate. Or any combination of the three. Which obviously leads to...
  • Reassignment Backfire: ... with someone like Smoker in G-5, they really turn things around. Or at least, they aren't quite as rowdy.
  • Scenery Gorn: The G-5 Base. Seriously, that thing is so battered and shoddily repaired it looks like a strong wind would destroy the entire thing.
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite all their faults, they truly are loyal to their commanding officers. To the point of being willing to die for them.


    (Former) Fleet Admiral Sengoku "The Buddha"
"A fortress... can always be rebuilt. However... this is Marineford, an island situated almost exactly in the center of the entire world. To the people of the world, who live in fear of evildoers coming and going amongst them, the true meaning lies in our position in this place! Our universal justice will never fall!"

Voiced by: Takkou Ishimori (JP, 1st voice), Toru Okawa (JP, 2nd voice), Ed Blaylock (EN, Funi)

Sengoku, also known as the Great Buddha, was the supreme commander of the World Government's military force, the Marines. One of the few who still know the seas from the olden days, he's even respected by Whitebeard. He is stern and business-like, which often puts him at odds with his old friend Garp, whom he occasionally bickers with. He ate the Human-Human Fruit, Model: Great Buddha (Hito Hito no Mi, Daibutsu Model), a Mythical Zoan-class fruit which allows him to turn his body into a giant, golden, Buddha-like entity.

After the battle at Marineford, he resigned from his position because of doubts about the World Government's actions and nominated Aokiji as his successor. Two years later, he's a General Inspector for the Marines, so he hasn't totally retired from business yet.
  • Afro Asskicker: When his hat comes off, it's this.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His Buddha form.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The chain starts with him.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's around Garp's age. His hair even turned gray during the time skip.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Sported an awesome suit back when Roger was still around.
  • Call Back: When the Human-Human Fruit first came to the story in Chopper, an SBS asked what would happen if a human ate one. Oda responded they would be enlightened.
  • The Chains of Commanding: It really sucks to be head of the military arm of the World Government when you have constant reports of crazy and powerful pirates, forced to deal with disloyal privateers, an irritating comrade laughing it up (occasionally) about the constant disregard for the law shown by his own grandson, and your corrupt and/or incompetent superiors telling you not to handle serious global threats simply to save face for their own screw-ups.
    • It seems to have finally gotten to be too much for him, as he stepped down shortly after the Marineford arc. When next we see him, two years later, he maintains a position of lesser responsibility within the Marines and is a great deal more relaxed and cheerful.
  • The Chessmaster:
    • For all the Oh Crap! and Not So Stoic moments he's had, when he actually gets involved, he turns out to be a rather brilliant strategist. In Marineford, he almost immediately turned a losing battle for the Marines into a damn-near complete victory by trapping the Whitebeard Pirates and allies around the bay, forcing the Marine warships in and sending powerful Artificial Humans in pushing them in the center, destroying morale by disseminating a lie about Whitebeard to his allies who had their own grudges about Gold Roger, activating a massive blockade impenetrable even to Whitebeard himself, and cut the video feed at some point after he revealed Portgas D. Ace was Gold Roger's son all so that Ace will be executed, ahead of schedule if need be given the confusion, attaining victory for the Marines.
  • Chest of Medals: His uniform is adorned with dozens of medals. And a purple-red honour sash from left shoulder to his right waist.
  • The Coats Are Off: Does this sometimes during his Let's Get Dangerous! momemts, such as chasing the Straw Hats, or fighting alongside Sengoku against Shiki. His taunt action in the Pirate Warriors series of video games is actually him removing his Marine coat. See above to see the type of wear he had.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's willing to do some very extreme things for what he views as the greater good, such as the slaughter of Ohara or the the murder of babies and pregnant woman to find the son of Roger. However, when the Five Elder Stars decide to put people at risk just to cover up their own incompetence (i.e. cover up the escape of Level Six prisoners from Impel Down simply to save face), Sengoku freaks out and resigns very fast.
  • Foil: He adopted Donquixote Rocinante in the same manner Garp adopted Ace. Although it worked out differently in that Rocinante actually grew up to become a loyal marine. However leading back to similar circumstances, he would find out that Rocinante gave his life to save the life of someone he loved.
    • This also adds depth to Sengoku and Garp's friendship, remaining friends despite the headache Garp's family has given him. Also further adding that despite announcing on behalf of the World Government that Ace was to be executed for being the son of the Pirate King, Sengoku didn't truly believe this and remained professional in his Fleet Admiral status, considering he adopted a former Celestial Dragon.
  • Four-Star Badass: As the (previous) Fleet Admiral, and a regular Admiral before that, he's an extremely powerful fighter.
  • Funny Afro: Has one hidden under that hat of his. Hilarious because he's The Comically Serious. It becomes truly epic when he uses his powers. And then after the timeskip it finally turns grey
  • Genius Bruiser: In the Paramount War arc he's definitely got the genius down. He gets the "bruiser" part when he transforms. Given that he held down an enraged Garp, after they witness Akainu punch through Ace, it could be said he probably doesn't need to transform to have the "bruiser" part.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: His Buddha form makes his entire body golden.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Well, he is the head of the entire Marines after all.
  • Hero Antagonist: While Sengoku is a Well-Intentioned Extremist, everything's he's done is ultimately out of his desire and duty to protect the rest of the world. And it becomes clear that he's been suffering for it for quite some time. The last straw was when the World Government covered up a mass breakout of level six Impel Down prisoners in order to save face, instead of sending out wanted posters and warnings like he wanted to do in order to protect the public. After that, he decided to step down, having had enough of the World Government.
  • Ironic Nickname:
    • He's titled "The Buddha", but he's comfortable with eliminating whoever he feels necessary, and takes orders from the WG without question.
    • Doflamingo actually calls him out on this in his first appearance.
    • The nickname turns out to be a fair bit more literal: He fights by turning into a giant statue of Buddha with superhuman strength.
  • Irony: As Sengoku notes, the only person he can talk about Rocinante is Law, the child he died to save, who would grow up to become a pirate.
  • Karma Houdini: As decent a guy he turned out to be, he still oversaw the bombing of Ohara, and maybe more atrocities during his time in the Marines. He retires, but he's never actually received a proper comeuppance for it. And given the setting, and the organisation he worked for, he likely never will.
  • Large and in Charge: Very tall, even when he isn't in Buddha form.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: At the end of chapter 566. This stuff right here? It just got real.
  • Light Is Not Good: Aveted. He's pretty harsh for a Buddha, but "Buddha" also in the original Sanskrit means "the awakened one", which can be taken to mean he is very intelligent, cunning, and wise, which he showed in spades during the Whitebeard War. Even more so when he called out the WG for covering up arguably a bigger threat to the world than Whitebeard. In Sengoku's case, Light Is Good, but Good Is Not Nice.
  • Living Statue: This is what the Human-Human Fruit, Model: Great Buddha (Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu) allows him to become. Very bizarre, as Zoan fruits are supposed to be about transforming into animals. It seems Mythical Zoans can be an exception to this rule so long as they're still about transforming into some kind of being (a daibutsu is a giant Buddha statue).
  • Nice Hat: It's got a stuffed seagull on top of it. It's a sign of his station, but he dumped it during battles and the moment he retired.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: His pet goat.
  • Oh Crap!: After his introduction during the Jaya arc, practically every scene he's been in, including flashbacks, has involved him going "Oh Crap!" on some level, as the plot keeps shoveling poorly-timed crisis after poorly-timed crisis on him.
    • He has another epic one in chapter 569, when Luffy unconsciously reveals his Supreme King Haki.
    • His next Oh Crap! moment was one that was so serious he couldn't help but to curse out loud. Whitebeard had declared that One Piece is in fact real and Sengoku knew in that instant that everything the marines fought for, paid for, and even DIED for was All for Nothing because now a new age of piracy would begin which would be even larger than before. He literally yelled "Damn You!" at Whitebeard when the later basically took everything Sengoku had done and took a massive shit on it.
  • Older Than They Look: You see that image of him, right? According to Word of God, he was apparently 77 years old, even older than Garp. He shows more signs of aging after stepping down (grey hair), but he still overall counts.
  • One-Man Army: He had the entire Blackbeard pirate crew (including the probable Big Bad of the entire series, a woman said the be the most powerful female pirate, and a man equal to Magellan with none of the morals) spitting up blood with one attack.
  • Opt Out: He requested he be allowed to stand down from the Marines in the aftermath of the Whitebeard War. He doesn't exactly go out, instead becoming a General Inspector with much less to work on.
  • Parental Substitute: Was this to Donquixote Rocinante after Doflamingo murdered their father and Sengoku took him in. That also makes him Law's pseudo-grandfather if you think about it, which has layers of irony considering their relationship with certain members of the Monkey family. Law meets Sengoku himself in Chapter 798 to have a talk about Rocinante.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When you can take out a crew led by one of the most dangerous men in the world and filled with a bunch of the worst criminals that the world has ever seen in one attack, you are this.
  • Pet the Dog: He adopted Donquixote Rocinante who, at the time, was a crying child left orphaned by his brother without anyone to help him.
    • Years later, when he meets Law, the one Roci died to save, he tells him that Roci didn't save him because of his name. Rather, he says not to sully Roci's love with such thoughts and to continue living free, as Roci would have wanted him to.
  • Poke the Poodle: Eats Garp's crackers in an attempt to find at least some way to punish him for not taking things seriously. (It works.)
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: For all of his extreme measures, Sengoku truly does believe that what he's doing is for good, and he believes in protecting the lives of the people over the reputation of the Marines, shown when ending the Paramount War the moment Shanks offered an out and saving Rocinante.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Garp. Sengoku seems to be the blue oni with himself being stern and serious, while Garp is the red oni being Hot-Blooded and a Rebellious Spirit within the Marine ranks. However, Sengoku tends to lose his cool more often than Garp.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He retired from the Marines after discovering that the government planned to cover up the Impel Down breakout.
  • Sphere of Destruction: In his Buddha form, he can launch large spherical shock waves from his palms; probably a reference to the Buddhist Palm technique.
  • Superpower Lottery: A clear winner. He gets a Mythical Zoan, a type that is even rarer than Logia.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Two years after his resignation from the position of Fleet Admiral, Sengoku seems far more laid back and cheerful, laughing often and offering to donate blood to Mansherry's healing powers with a smile. It seems much of his bitterness pre-timeskip came from the heavy weight of his position, rather than his own personality.
    • As a side note, Sengoku's apparently stress-induced bitterness gives off some rather chilling implications about what will eventually happen to the already extreme Akainu while he has the position.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: One of the few Marines that truly does fit this. He genuinely wants to make the world a better place but can do some bad things to help this goal. Though he leans more on the well-intentioned side than the extremist side what with his resigning when the government refused to announce that the Impel Down prisoners escaped so as to keep face.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Wanted Rocinante to drive Buffalo, Baby-5, and Law (16, 10, and 12 respectively) out of the Donquixote pirates while spying on the crew. Ironically, Corazon had to take the Would Hurt a Child facade just for it.

    Fleet Admiral Sakazuki /(Former) Admiral Akainu ("The Red Dog")
"We have to be thorough! If even one of those scholars made it onto that ship, all of the sacrifices we've made would be for nothing! We must eliminate the very possibility of this "evil" existing!"

Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (JP), Andrew Love (EN, Funi)

Real name Sakazuki, Akainu is one of the three Admirals, the strongest fighters in the Marines. Akainu is apparently the most hard-line of the Marines, following the doctrine of Absolute Justice. During the destruction of Ohara, he destroyed an evacuee ship on the chance that one of their targets was aboard, saying that if one is to do a job it must be done thoroughly. He has eaten the Magma-Magma Fruit (Magu Magu no Mi), a Logia Devil Fruit based around magma.

During the two years that Luffy was training, he battled Aokiji for the rank of Fleet Admiral and won. He then moved the Marine HQ to the other side of the Red Line to put more Marine presence in the New World.

  • Arch-Enemy: Likely one to Luffy, for killing Ace and leaving a permanent X-shaped scar on his chest, as a reminder of that..
    • Definitely this to the Whitebeard Pirates for killing Ace as well as manipulating Squard into stabbing Whitebeard.
    • Aokiji, from an ideological standpoint — the resulting feud over the Fleet Admiral position was so bad that the higher-ups went ahead and had them fight a Duel to the Death just to get the position filled already. Subverted in that Akainu still holds some level of care towards his comrades to not kill Aokiji.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: He got the position of Fleet Admiral, by challenging Aokiji and defeating him.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Even more than his fellow Admirals, if only because he's so dedicated to the job.
  • Ax-Crazy: In a series loaded with violent psychopaths, Akainu STILL stands out as one of the most unhinged. To him, even the smallest threat is something that merits the maximum amount of force; this includes people challenging his word.
  • Bad Boss: He killed his own men for wanting to retreat from a battle they had no chance of winning, and that's just for starters. In fact, he's so horrible to work for that after he became Fleet Admiral, Aokiji chose to retire from the Marines rather than work for him.
  • Badass Grandpa: The guy's 55, and as mentioned above, still remains one of the series' strongest characters.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: That is a damn fine suit.
  • Badass Moustache: Grew one over the Time Skip. Seems to be a requisite for the Fleet Admiral position.
  • Beard of Evil: After the time-skip.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: As the current Fleet Admiral, Sakazuki is now one of the top antagonists for the series, alongside Blackbeard.
  • Black and Gray Morality: For all his bastard actions, it's easy to forget that in most instances, the Marines are actually the good guys, 9/10 pirates being Selfish Evil, and his actions probably saved the world from becoming a worse place to live. It's ambiguous who is the Black and who is the Grey with him.
  • Breaking Speech: An extremely effective one to Ace by insulting Whitebeard enough to distract him, allowing him to kill Ace.
  • The Brute: Fits the trope perfectly among the three Admirals.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Beside his Logia, he has shown to have enough strength to stop Whitebeard Gura Gura Bisento with his foot and Punch Parry Whitebeard. Because of this trait, he takes little damage even from Haki attacks known to devastate normal Logia users and the ground cracks when he prepared to kill Ace.
    • According to Oda, Akainu is so goddamn powerful that if he was the protagonist of the series, he could find the One Piece within a year! Remember that this is a sacred treasure that pirates spend their entire lives searching for, so for someone to find it in this short of a timeframe means that they are one of the strongest humans alive. This really speaks endless volumes about the sheer magnitude of strength that he possesses.
  • Cigar Chomper: After the timeskip, Sakazuki has joined Crocodile and Capone as villains that are rarely seen without a cigar in their mouths.
  • Conscription: After the Battle of Marineford, Sakazuki's issued a mandatory draft to bolster the forces of the Marines. To his credit, two sitting Admirals were recruited from conscription.
  • Convection Schmonvection: He's made out of and attacks with lava, but nothing takes any damage unless it actually comes into contact with something. Even then, it acts more like a solid projectile than something that should vaporize everything around it. We'll forgive this one though, since if it was actually treated realistically, no one would be able to beat him. Also, proper Logia users affect only what they want with their power.
    • Actually gets played with in the anime: Ivankov attacks Akainu with a weaponized kiss, getting his face burned. He then pulls his usual "it was just thick make-up" joke, showing an undamaged face... and then collapses from having his lungs burned by the heat and fumes.
    • Also, both in the Anime and the Manga, he can melt and move through solid rock as if it was air, again showing his control.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied in an SBS, where a drawing of him as a child has him armed with a knife and in bloodstained clothes.
  • Death from Above: His "Ryuusei Kazan" (Meteor Volcano) move has him launching multiple fists of lava to the air, which then fall down like a meteor shower from above.
  • Determinator: Utterly unstoppable during the Marineford arc. The strongest Emperor's best lieutenants, former warlords, main characters, and a large quantity of mooks and transvestites (yeah...) all team up against him and they don't even succeed at slowing him down, forcing Whitebeard himself to step in. Whitebeard succeeds in kicking his ass, but not before getting half his face taken off.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Formerly. Though he was the main antagonist during the Marineford arc, he still served under Fleet Admiral Sengoku, who didn't take much action during the arc, until the last act.
    • He's still this for the Five Elder Stars; while they're implied to have some Asskicking abilities, it's unlikely any of them are on Akainu's level.
  • The Dreaded: Blackbeard with all his new shiny powers and crewmen orders the Marines around, or else! The Marines answers by sending Akainu. Blackbeard flees the second he's spotted.
  • Elemental Punch: Barring the Inugami Guren technique, Akainu is much less flashy in his use of his powers than other Logia users. His whole game plan is: 1. Take arm; 2. Turn it into lava; 3. Make it as large as necessary; 4. Punch until target is vaporized. Since he's living lava, it works quite well (and is probably one of the few times where this is a good idea in the first place). This attack is even just simply named Dai Funka (Big/Great Eruption).
  • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: As it turns out, lava beats fire. Not only is it hotter than fire, it also cuts off the air supply of it.
  • Establishing Character Moment: What does he do in his first appearance in a flashback of Robin's Dark and Troubled Past? He blows up a boat full of Ohara's innocent citizens, despite the Marines promising they would be allowed to leave. His reason? In case one of the scholars stowed away on the ship, thus rendering the entire campaign pointless.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: During the timeskip, he had a huge battle with Aokiji over who would be the new Fleet Admiral. He won, but spared Aokiji's life.
    • He also surprised everyone by not killing Bonney on the spot when he had an easy chance. The same man that goaded Ace to his death, hunted down Luffy just for being the son of the government's most dangerous enemy and killed a man who just wanted to go home to his family because said man knows a Mook like him would simply get hurt or worse in this battle. He also finds Z to be extreme in his methods.
    • He also calls out the Gorosei for the stunt Doflamingo did involving his faking out of his resignation as the King of Dressrosa and makes it clear that he hates how the Marines are essentially attack dogs for the corrupt Celestial Dragons due to their influence.
  • The Fettered: Deconstructed. Refuses to bend his devotion to achieving absolute justice even slightly, and will ruthlessly exterminate anyone who threatens his ambition to do so, regardless of their being friend or foe. This is best shown during Coby's What the Hell, Hero? speech to him during the Summit War, where he is notably the only person who isn't even slightly stunned by the young Marine's reckless actions and heartfelt speech, and simply responds by telling Coby that the Navy is no place for someone who doesn't believe in righteousness before trying to kill him.
    "You've wasted several seconds of my time. The Navy has no use for soldiers who aren't righteous!"
  • Fictional Counterpart: It's more subtle than most, but go to Oda Nobunaga's page and see how many similarities you can find, we'll wait, you'll be there for a while. He's even paired with two commanders who are very similar to Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • Flower Motifs: He wears a pink rose on his suit, and has a large tattoo featuring many flowers on his left shoulder.
  • For Great Justice: Played with. He wants to eradicate the pirate plague in the name of justice, but he's definitely a villain who goes way too far in trying to preserve peace, making him as bad as (if not worse than) the very pirates he's trying to stop.
  • General Ripper: His relentless crusade against pirates reaches some rather frightening lengths.
    • And then there's him killing a captain who tried to flee the Marine HQ battle, mentally scarring Coby and Helmeppo, who were also thinking of fleeing.
    • He also tries to murder Coby for pointing out that, by trying to kill a few pirates with no guarantee that they'll be able to do it, they're letting many more injured Marines die when they could easily be saved. The reason Akainu tried to murder him? Because during the minute or so Coby was talking, pirates weren't dying.
    • The reason he wants to kill Luffy and Ace so badly is solely because of who their fathers are. Sure, them being Pirates is part of the reason, but he would probably still want them dead if they were civilians, or even Marines.
  • Godzilla Threshold: As noted, he's kind of a dick but considering how bad everything got after the Paramount war, you could see why there were people wanting him for Fleet Admiral. Being able to terrify Blackbeard by your presence alone speak volumes of how appropriate he seems to be for the new era.
  • Hate Sink: If his dickish behavior at the beginning of the Summit War didn't put people off, his murder of Ace and near murders of Luffy and Coby has almost certainly solidified his reputation as the most hated character in One Piece. Blackbeard may have set everything in motion but he's a pirate and the villain, what's Sakazuki's excuse? However, he still has sympathetic traits, see Even Evil Has Standards above.
  • Hell Hound: Arguably his signature move and the one that gave him the moniker 'Red Dog' was the Inugami Guren (Dog Biting Crimson Lotus) technique, making a giant doghead made of magma. He also has it in name with his Meigou (Dark Hound) technique.
  • Hero Killer: Let us be blunt. He did more damage to the Whitebeard Pirates than every other Admiral or Warlord, combined. He's easily one of the most feared characters in the series, to the point where Blackbeard would rather haul ass than fight him.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: While most of the pirates seen so far have been assholes or utterly inhuman, Akainu is just as brutal and arguably more monstrous than the criminals he hunts down.
  • Hidden Eyes: During the Ohara flashback, he is shown with his Marine baseball cap and a hood covering his face. When he shows up in the present, he still has the cap obscuring his eyes until the scene is dramatic enough to show them.
  • Implacable Man: When you plow through a whole Badass Army and effortlessly shrug off everything but punches from Whitebeard in the pursuit of your enemy, you definitely deserve the title.
  • Insane Admiral: He will go to the extremes to protect the World Government. No crime should be overlooked and anything with even the hint of pirates should be purged for the greater good. When he was a Vice-Admiral, he chose to kill over one hundred refugees to ensure none of his targets escaped from the attack. As an Admiral, he killed his own men for deserting in a battle they had no chance of doing the enemy harm. The fact they were flies against the enemy only the Admirals and above could actually harm didn't factor in. They were deserting and so had to die.
  • Jerkass: Big time. At best, he treats his allies at expendable, and is all too willing to kill any pirates or allies who are insufficiently dedicated to his brutal version of justice, while insulting their viewpoints.
  • Kick the Dog: Insulting Whitebeard in order to goad Ace resulting in his death. He also kills a cowardly marine for fleeing his post.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: His blowing up of the civilian ship in Ohara is still among the darkest deeds a marine has ever committed, but considering how cruel the general population of Ohara was to Robin, it comes off as a disproportionate case of this.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not only is played more seriously than any antagonist before, but he breaks the Status Quo by killing Ace.
  • Knight Templar: Is the most prominent guy for the "Absolute Justice" ideal for the Marines.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He may be a bloodthirsty maniac with a near-fanatical zeal for exterminating pirates, but even he's smart enough to know to back off and call it a day when Shanks shows up to the party. It didn't matter that there were still pirates that needed to go; when someone like that shows up when everyone else is worn out and bloodied and tells you that he'll personally fight anyone who wants to continue the violence, you have to stop.
  • Lack of Empathy: Perhaps the standout example in One Piece. When Coby screams that the charge being led by Akainu to finish off the Whitebeard Pirates is piling up needless casualties, Akainu doesn't even blink, he simply tells Coby that "a few seconds have been wasted" and tries to murder him on the spot.
  • Large and in Charge: Like his fellow Admirals he's incredibly tall, but much more broadly built than the other two.
  • Magma Man: One of the reasons he's so feared.
  • Man in White: After becoming Fleet Commander, Sakazuki began wearing an all-white suit similar to Sengoku's, which contrasts heavily with his blood red outfit from Marineford.
  • Manipulative Bastard: His choice words to Squad and Ace in the Marineford arc did as much if not more damage to the Whitebeard Pirates than his Devil Fruit powers.
  • Meaningful Name: His name, like his fellow Admirals, is derived from the Momotaro legends.
    • His real name as well. A "sakazuki" is a small ceremonial sake cup like the one Luffy, Ace, and Sabo used when they swore an oath of brotherhood. Ironic, isn't it?
    • The "Inu" meaning Dog in Akainu, thus automatically making him Monkey D. Luffy's enemy by default since there is a common myth that dogs and monkeys are mortal enemies.
  • Moral Sociopathy: His desire and methods are perfectly acceptable to the World Government; it's the extremes he goes to do so that makes him unsettling.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Is the most muscular of the three pre-timeskip admirals, as a cover image of him shirtless shows. It is also a sign of him being the strongest of the three.
  • Necessary Evil: It has been said that his adherence to Absolute Justice has actually strengthened the morale of the Marines.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: He took four direct, Haki-imbued punches from Whitebeard, who was in his prime a rival to Roger and shrugged off most of them.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based on famous Japanese actor Bunta Sugawara. His real name, Sakazuki, seems to be derived from a series of films featuring Sugawara.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Suffers one from Whitebeard for killing Ace.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Unlike most of previous villains, he does not play around with his enemies and completely lacks a sense of humor.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He's drawn in a much more realistic style compared to all of the other characters in the manga. Which may very well be Oda's way of intentionally plunging him into Uncanny Valley to make him creepier. Although he and his fellow admirals follow this, he's the most intricately drawn and meant to resemble the actor mentioned above.
  • Oh Crap!: The look on his face the entire time in the Marineford Arc, when he's getting a first-hand demonstration of just why Whitebeard is called "The Strongest Man in the World".
    • Happens again not long after when Shanks introduces himself and his crew by blocking a magma fist with his sword. Up to that point, Akainu was still very much for killing every surviving pirate he could find, but once that happened, he quickly realized that the battle was effectively over.
  • One-Man Army: He did more damage during the Marineford Arc than his fellow Admirals, Sengoku, the Vice Admirals, and the Seven Warlords combined. This can be attributed largely to him being far less touchy about using the maximum amount of force possible, but it's still incredibly impressive.
  • Out of the Inferno: After getting blasted by the Whitebeard Pirates' counterattack after he punched through Ace. In the anime, it's rather terrifying - he has chunks of him torn off with lava dripping from his body.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He is a living volcano capable of launching huge gobs of lava on top of his enemies.
  • Pet the Dog: When the time came to have a new Fleet Admiral, it came down to Akainu and Aokiji. Aokiji was utterly against Akainu becoming Fleet Admiral, and opposed his potential promotion any way he could. Eventually the conflict reached a boiling point, with the two engaging in a death match to decide who becomes Fleet Admiral. After a massive battle that lasted for 10 days, Akainu won. Rather than killing him for opposing his ideals and trying to stop him from becoming Fleet Admiral to the point of having a death match for the position, Akainu spared Aokiji and the latter left the Marines.
    • Also during the Marineford war, Akainu saved a marine from Whitebeard by stopping his bisento attack with his foot, though his primary concern was stopping Whitebeard's earthquake powers from further damaging Marineford.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Akainu only seems to know two emotions: frowning and anger, and even the latter is just him frowning even more intensely than usual! His SBS picture as a child even shows him frowning, also looking pissed off.
  • Punch Parry: Meets Whitebeard's quake punch with his magma fist at the start of his duel with Whitebeard.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: As seen here, though it's actually red when the episode in question comes up. He's also got a flowery tattoo on his left shoulder, which does have pink.
  • Rocket Punch: His powers allow a particularly nasty approximation.
  • Say My Name: From Episode 484: WHIIIITEBEEEEAAAARRRRD!!!!
  • Scars Are Forever: He received a nasty scar from the left side of his face to his neck, and a chipped ear, courtesy of Kuzan/Aokiji.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: His "Inugami Guren" attack where creates a Hell Hound out of magma. Notable for being the only move that he does this with considering most of the time, he just relies on explosive bursts of magma as a punch.
  • Signature Move: Apparently, every Admiral has one that is associated with, if not the source of, their epithet so they count as this most likely. Akainu's is the Inugami Guren, making a giant dog head out of magma.
  • Shout-Out: Fans of Mobile Fighter G Gundam should instantly recognize the God/Burning Gundam's legendary Finishing Move during some of Akainu's fights.
  • Superpower Lottery: He's made out of lava. Not only does that mean that you can't get anywhere near him without being vaporized, but it's also superior to (as in, can outright kill) at least two other Logias (up until now, we've only seen Logias either mutually nullify or have no effect on each other).
  • Theme Naming: As with the other three admirals, he's named after a companion of Momotaros, specifically the dog ("Inu" means dog in Japanese).
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: It's doubtful that he even knows the concept of overkill exists.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: And the One Piece world just got bleaker.
  • Undying Loyalty: For the Marines, nothing will stop him. Not even the strongest man of the world.
  • Villain-by-Proxy Fallacy: The first thing we see him do is blow up a ship full of evacuees that the Marines had promised to spare on the grounds that there might be the slightest possibility that there is a scholar on board who could read the Poneglyphs.

    Admiral Kizaru ("The Yellow Monkey")
"Speed is... 'weight'. Have you ever been kicked at the speed of light?"

Voiced by: Unshou Ishizuka (JP), Ray Hurd (EN)

Real name Borsalino, Kizaru is the only pre-timeskip Admiral to have retained his position after the timeskip, after Akainu was promoted and Aokiji left. He has somewhat of an absentminded and out-there personality, committing such acts as mistaking his snail wiretap for his phone, and politely asking the pirates who just shot at him if they could help him find his acquaintance. Despite this, he follows Absolute Justice, and believes that every pirate, no matter what their crimes or actions, however severe or not, are sinners, and will mercilessly pursue them. He ate the Glint-Glint Fruit (Pika-Pika no Mi), which allows him to manipulate, create, and turn into the element of light. Several of his abilities include being able to fire laser beams and traveling at the speed of light.

  • Affably Evil: Makes polite small-talk with pirates right before he roundhouse kicks them into oblivion. In Japanese, it should be noted he rarely speaks in any style that is impolite.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: As an Admiral, he's one of the most powerful characters in the series.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's 58! He certainly hasn't slowed down with age.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: That is an awesome suit.
  • Beam Spam: His Yasakani no Magatama technique is classic Beam Spam.
  • Big Entrance: After some background and off-screen moments before, how does he arrive at Sabaody Archipelago? Riding a cannonball.
  • Blinded by the Light: He once attacked Hawkins with a bright flash of light.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Very much "out-there" when without a specific quarry, and apparently was unaware of the trail of mass destruction he was creating. Some of it may be Obfuscating Stupidity, but at least some of it is genuine.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: His proper introduction consisted of asking pirates where his subordinate is. When they wouldn't answer and ran away instead, he showed everyone why he's a Marine Admiral by blasting down a mangrove tree the size of a city with a kick.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Sabaody Archipelago Arc basically amounts to Kizaru absolutely annihilating every pirate in his way. Fortunately for our protagonists, Rayleigh can hold him off.
  • Extremity Extremist: With the exception of Rayleigh, he never attacks anyone physically with anything except a single kick.
  • Family-Unfriendly Violence: During the Sabaody Archipelago arc, while he is preparing to execute Basil Hawkins, Scratchmen Apoo uses him as a guinea pig to showcase his powers. Apoo attacks with a sharp cymbal strike and cuts Kizaru's right hand clean off of his body! Then, he uses a much more powerful percussive blast and blows apart Kizaru's body, turning him into Ludicrous Gibs for a moment. This is the only time in the series where Kizaru actually is genuinely surprised and actually shows fear in his voice and facial expression after the act. In fact, the only reason he survived was because of his Logia powers.
    Kizaru: "Ooh, how terrifying! That was quite the shock!"
  • Fictional Counterpart: To Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a unifier of Japan, who was nicknamed 'monkey' and was known for being crafty, polite and resourceful, while working with a man who was known for utterly destroying anyone who stood in his way and another guy who was known for his coolheadedness, general laziness and knowing when (or not) to strike.
  • Finger Gun: Can fire lasers from his fingertips.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Can fire them from either his fingertips or his foot, with their power varying between "pierce someone's body" and "blow up buildings".
  • Hard Light: His Devil Fruit lets him shape light into weapons.
  • Hero Antagonist: Yes, he is brutal, merciless, and incredibly destructive (sometimes unintentionally)... but his enemies are pirates that, excluding the Straw Hat or Sun pirates, are either Selfish Evil or absolute monsters, and all his actions are for the protection of civilians.
  • Hero Killer: There is a reason every pirate, good or bad, shit themselves at his presence.
  • Laser Blade: His Ama no Murakumo technique creates a literal lightsaber.
  • Lawful Stupid: Emphasis on "stupid." Can't tell the difference between the "black" Den Den Mushi, only used for espionage, and the standard Den Den Mushi used as a phone, completely overlooks slavery and its many implications, and nearly destroyed an entire island in the Saobody Archipelago because he couldn't be bothered to check where he was aiming.
  • Lean and Mean: He's tall, skinny, and serves as an antagonist. Just like his co-workers.
  • Light Is Good/Light Is Not Good: Depending very much on who he's up against and whose side one is on. Against most of the pirates, good. Against the Straw Hats, not so much.
  • Light 'em Up: The Glint-Glint Fruit gives him power over and turns him into light.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is derived from the Momotaro legends.
    • Also applies to the 3 techniques he's used so far, each is named after (and has traits that relate to) one of the Imperial Regalia of Japan. Yata no Kagami is a mirror, Ama no Murakumo is the shortened form of Ama no Murakumo no Tsurugi (more commonly known as the Kusanagi no Tsurugi), and his beam spam Yasakani no Magatama is (believed to be) a necklace made of jade magatama stones.
    • This applies to the video games also. While he has not shown off his signature move that presents his epitet (Akainu and Aokoji have already done so), he has one in One Piece: Gigant Battle. He shoots a powerful massive laser beam from his feet in the form of a monkey head; the technique is named Ama no Iwato, from the cave of Shinto mythology.
    • Also extends to his real name, Borsalino: which comes from 1) A role the person he was based on, Kunie Tanaka played; 2) A French film called Borsalino where the title character takes the same approach he does while fighting crime (read: laid-back and care-free); and 3) An Italian hat company. As of Chapter 622, all of the above has been referenced in the character.
  • Mellow Fellow: He is very laid-back and easygoing, speaking rather slowly and occasionally drawing out the last word of his sentences, which is strange considering this behavior is very contradictory with his Devil Fruit power. No matter what happens he never gets angry or raises his voice. Ever. Nor does he ever lose his cool under stress.
  • Moral Sociopathy: He fully understands the letter of the law, but couldn't care less about the spirit of the law and looks at hunting and killing pirates like nothing more than some kind of game. He has absolutely no regards for collateral damage, and, as shown in the Fisher Tiger flashback, will target civilians, like Koala's home village, if he thinks doing so will make the pirate, or criminal, take the blow instead. Fisher Tiger's death was a direct result of this kind of tactic.
  • Nice Hat: In a silhouette shown in Chapter 319/Episode 217, and shown he used to have one 15 years ago.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Even when compared to the other Admirals: At least lava and ice are part of an established Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors. Good luck trying to figure out how to harm light without using Haki.
    • While not canon, Pirate Warriors 2 shows that Kizaru is surprised when Enel's lighting manages to block his light. The game might be onto something here.
    • Even when Marco does manage to hit him and send him flying, the impact causing an explosion the size of several battleships, he pretty much shrugs it off without a scratch.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is based off of Japanese actor Kunie Tanaka.
    • The Brazilian fanbase met his appearance with certain confusion, since his face (and thanks to his glasses) also looks quite a lot like old-school rockstar Marcelo Nova.
    • Same can be said for the French fanbase, looking suspiciously like a formerly famous comedian named Ramzy.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Similar to Akainu, although he seems more like a caricature.
  • One-Man Army: Outside of Rayleigh and Whitebeard, no one has managed to make him fight seriously. Hell, he literally mowed down members of the Whitebeard Pirates with impunity during the Marineford arc.
  • Oh Crap!: If Film Z is taken as canon, he gets one when Z throws the Dyna Stone right in his face.
  • Perma-Stubble: Seems to go with this look. Even after the timeskip, he hasn't changed a lot.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He has a resting Troll-face.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He blasted a mangrove tree the size of a city with a kick. Even more unnerving is that he seems not to be fully aware of the destruction he is capable of.
  • Reflecting Laser: His Yata no Kagami technique; he usually uses it to get from point A to point B, which is usually right up in some pirate's face.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: You wouldn't think so when he was first introduced, but after observing him for a while, you'll see why every pirate on Sabaody was terrified of him. Made even more literal when he uses his Devil Fruit powers to utterly curb stomp everyone in his way.
  • Shoot Everything That Moves: But to his credit, he hasn't hurt either civilians or Marines so far.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: The Ama no Murakumo sword is entirely made of light. In one of the Video Games, he has a move named "Ama no Iwato" (Heavenly Cave Entrance) which consists of a massive laser shaped as a monkey head.
  • Smoking Is Cool: In Chapter 622, a flashback reveals even he pulled this off pretty well.
  • Superpower Lottery: His power is extremely powerful even among Logias and is one of the most broken powers in the entire series. He can move at the speed of light (He even mocks Luffy as being "too slow," even in Gear Second). Tanking a kick to the face at the speed of light is just not gonna happen, as Hawkins and Luffy found out. He notably has no conventional weaknesses outside of seawater and Haki. And even then, unless you're on the level of Rayleigh or Whitebeard, good luck.
  • Super Speed: Can move close-to or at the speed of light in his elemental form.
  • Theme Naming: As with the other two admirals, he's named after one of Momotaros' companions, specifically the monkey. His weapons are also named after Japan's Three Sacred Treasures.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: One example has him giving an almost literal One-Hit Kill to Basil Hawkins several times. The "almost" bit comes from Hawkins' Devil Fruit abilities to fall back on.
  • Unfortunate Names: At least according to The Other Wiki, "yellow monkey" is also an obscure ethnic slur. It's... doubtful this was what Oda had in mind when naming him, given the Momotaro theme the Admirals share.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: His arrival makes it clear that that the Straw Hats were not ready to take on the New World, and him and his underlings cause the bleakest ending to any One Piece arc up till that point.

     Admiral Fujitora ("The Wisteria Tiger")
"In this world... There are many horrible things that you do not want to see."

Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki (JP)

Real name Isshô, Fujitora is one of the new admirals who replaced Aokiji and Akainu after the timeskip, and the first new admiral to be introduced after the timeskip. He follows Blind Justice. Fujitora was enlisted into the Marines through a World Government draft alongside fellow newcomer Ryokugyu, and was promoted to the rank of admiral within two years. He possesses an as-of-yet unknown and unnamed Devil Fruit ability, one that seemingly allows him to manipulate gravitational forces at will, granting him truly destructive combat abilities. He has shown to be kinder than most marines, and follows his own sense of morality and justice when carrying out his duties, which oftentimes conflict with his superiors.

  • Actually Pretty Funny: When he asked why Luffy would announce where he would attack him (and then attacks him exactly in that place), Luffy answers by stating how he can't help but doing it because he, in his own way, pities Fujitora. He's so baffled at his response that he can barely hold his chuckle.
  • A Father to His Men: Sort of — It's a weird relationship, considering that his men act as spotters for his DF's Area-destroying capabilities (think of it like Heavy Artillery), but he makes sure that they are out of his own immediate combat zone and cares about their well-being more than you would expect a Akainu-promoted Admiral to.
  • Always Need What You Gave Up: He voluntarily blinded himself because he was so disgusted and fed up with the things he's seen in the world. But when he hears the thoughts of the Dressrosan citizens regarding Luffy, he thinks that the young boy may not really be a bad person after all, and gets curious enough to want to see what he looks like. Predictably, he then laments the fact that he took his own eyes.
  • Animal Motifs: The tiger, of course.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In Chapter 792, he says to King Riku that all of the mess that's happened in Dressrosa are ultimately rooted on in World Government (specifically, how they make the Warlord system and how easy it is to exploit by less-than-well-meaning pirates), and on behalf of the World Government, he and his subordinates kneel down in front of the king, begging for forgiveness.
  • Anti-Villain: He, like Smoker, ultimately is a good man who, despite being a Marine, is willing to ally himself with pirates and the Revolutionaries for the greater good. And due to his moral code, he immediately - and without consulting Sakazuki - informs the public about the corruption of the Doflamingo family in Dressrosa due to the machinations of the Celestial Dragons and the Gorosei, specifically because Smoker, who's been in a similar situation with their corrupt practices, correctly predicts that they just might try and cover it up again like they did in Alabasta two years prior. Akainu is pissed when he finds out.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Let's face it, when you're the only one sent to deal with a renegade Warlord who has shown himself to be one of the single strongest non-Emperor combatants in the entire series and who very nearly killed Smoker and would have if Kuzan hadn't shown up just in time, along with said Warlord's treacherous reality-warping former underling who happens to be a Warlord himself, you are this.
  • Badass Grandpa: Although his age has yet to be specified, he is obviously very old, and has been addressed as 'old man' by several characters. Despite this, he is still capable of easily pressuring Sabo, the right-hand man of Dragon, during their battle.
  • Berserk Button: Being swindled or ripped off. It resulted in a bunch of Doflamingo's mooks getting yanked into a gravity well with enough force to blow a huge hole in the floor that they were standing on.
    • Also don't hold back in a fight with him, or pity him because of his blindness. It gets him angry enough to try and kill Luffy for the first time.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As some of Doffy's henchmen would testify.
  • Blind Justice: It seems to be his theme.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: He is a blind Marine Admiral and is proficient with a sword.
  • Brain Bleach: Of a sort; he's had enough of the evils he saw in the world, which led him to blind his own eyes.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Lampshades this to Luffy when he realises Luffy is pitying him by announcing his blows, saying Luffy's ideals are illogical and there is no place for love, hate, and sympathy in a fight.
  • Colony Drop: Can apparently make giant meteors fall out of the sky at will!
  • Conscription: How he entered the Marines during the time-skip, along with Ryokugyu.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at. Apparently, he was so distraught by something or things he saw in the past to the point of slicing out his own eyes, saving himself from gazing at the world's evils any longer.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?:
    • Evidently, he doesn't give a damn over whether or not Doflamingo is a Warlord or an aristocrat (or even a World Noble). Issho's throwing meteors at him anyway.
    • He likewise states right to his face that he knows that Doflamingo had forcefully taken over the Dressrosa kingdom from the Riku Family and that he plans to do "deal with him later" after the business with the Straw Hats is finished.
    • And his second example leads off into the third, where after Luffy defeats Doflamingo, Fujitora promptly starts a broadcast where he bows to King Riku in a grand apology for all the trouble the World Government put him through - which includes saying pirates took down Doffy in front of the whole damn world, then going on to chew out his Fleet Admiral and the Five Elder Stars because he knew they'd change the story and cover it up like they did with Alabasta.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Gets pretty pissed off when he realizes that Luffy is calling his attacks because he's blind.
  • Enemy Mine: With Doflamingo, as he wants to end the Seven Warlords system but considers preventing Luffy from rampaging around Dressrosa to be more important, at least for now. At least until Chapter 760, where he stated that like King Riku, he'd be "betting" on Luffy to beat Doflamingo.
  • Eye Scream: The X-shaped scar covering both his eyes doesn't leave the most comfortable implications about the cause of his blindness, until it turns out he did it himself on purpose. He was just that disgusted by the things he'd seen in the world and decided he was better off not seeing anything at all.
  • Friendly Enemy: A downplayed example but still there. Luffy regards him as this, and if their bout is any indication, it's clear that the feeling is not one-sided, his comments about having to put aside feelings in the middle of this may also be an example, he clearly doesn't like to fight someone as kind as Luffy, especially considering the fact that he just saved all of Dressrosa.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Fujitora tries to break through Doflamingo's Birdcage with a meteor. Not only does it fail, but it reduces the meteor into smaller, spread-out chunks, worsening the damage when they land on the ground. Only made worse when you realize that the Birdcage is made out of Doflamingo's strings, which were demonstrated to be able to slice through the meteors easily... though since Fujitora didn't actually see that happen, his mistake can be at least partially excused.
  • Gravity Is Purple: He follows the tradition of Admirals having names and being dressed according to the colors of their Elemental Powers.
  • Gravity Master: His Devil Fruit power allows him to manipulate gravity in a certain area. This power is obscenely strong, as he's capable of pulling down meteors, and that just as a test of his abilities. He can also decrease gravity, allowing him to stand and float on rock platforms, as well as change the gravity in an area to any direction he wants, such as sideways.
  • Guttural Growler: Has a very deep voice in the anime.
  • Handicapped Badass: And he does it all while blind. Recent chapters reveal that this was self-inflicted. Thanks to Observation Haki, he's able to stay fairly sharp in battle, though his handicap does still leave him vulnerable to certain tactics and trickery.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Being blind, he relies upon his Observation Haki and his hearing to get around and fight, and while it allows him to hear things such as Nami's thunder attacks from halfway across Dressrosa, it also means he can't see the aftermath, which makes him vulnerable to certain tricks like Law using a Marine's heart to get one of Fujitora's subordinates to have a literal heart-attack, which immediately got Fujitora's attention because something just happened to his subordinates — which in turn allowed Law to "Room" out of Fujitora's relapsed gravity due to Fujitora's concentration being momentarily broken.
  • Hero Antagonist: There's nothing really villainous or evil about him; he just happens to oppose the protagonists by default, just like Kuzan.
  • Honor Before Reason: After leaving Dressrosa, Sengoku notes that Fujitora could resolve all of his issues with Sakazuki, namely being forbidden from entering any Marine base in the world until he defeats both Luffy and Law, by simply apologizing to him. But Fujitora refuses, citing his pride and principles as reasons he can't do so in this instance.
  • Humble Hero: When being heckled by Doflamingo about his power, he admits he's still a rookie compared to the other admirals when it comes to marine politics.
  • Irony: He forcibly "closed" his own eyes because he got tired of seeing all the crap that goes on in this world. But after hearing the citizens of Dressrosa trying to protect Luffy he begins to realize that he not only blinded himself to the bad things, but the good things in his world as well.
  • Loophole Abuse: He couldn't refuse a direct order from his boss, Sakazuki. But he also knows that if he reports to his boss of how Doflamingo laid waste to his own country until Luffy stopped him, they'll give an official report deviating from the truth of what happened. So he broadcasts the ruined state of Dressrosa, and makes a public apology to the deposed king, Riku Dold III, on the World Government's behalf. Sakazuki is furious, but gives him one last chance to fix it by going after Luffy and Law like he was ordered to in the first place.
  • Mêlée à Trois: He was locked into a three-way duel between himself, Trafalgar Law and Donquixote Doflamingo.
  • Metaphorically True: Uses this as justification for engaging Sabo. Yes, Fujitora is personally sick of Doflamingo's bullshit (and his treatment of Fujitora's marines), but he can't officially admit that as an Admiral... so he has the Revolutionaries blamed for their clever, dastardly plan of playing on Fujitora's justice to make him choose between protecting the country (which means protecting Doflamingo, his assigned job), or protecting the country's people (which is what Fujitora actually wants to do).
  • Mundane Utility: It's implied, if not outright stated at some point, that Issho likes to use his gravity-based powers to secretly manipulate dice-results, which would explain how he was always calling the correct results when gambling (he was only losing money because the others at the table were lying to his face). He even states, when rolling a die to determine whether or not to pursue Luffy and Law, that he is not using his powers on it this time.
  • Nice Guy: Overall a nice, polite guy. Doesn't mean you can't piss him off, though.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Just like the rest of the admirals. He's based on Shintaro Katsu and his famous role as the blind samurai Zatoichi.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis:
    • He doesn't waste time making small talk or starting with weaker attacks that would make it a more even fight. If you come into conflict with him, he will pull out all the stops to end it as quickly as possible.
    • Subverted in that he was actually playing around for nearly the entire arc (likely because of the whole Birdcage situation), only seriously intending to take down his targets come the arc's end.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Drawn just as realistically as Akainu.
  • Not So Stoic: Although usually stern and reserved, his battle with Luffy has him becoming pretty emotional, breaking into an absurd chuckle when he realises how sily Luffy is, and showing deep frustration and anger due to his conflict in fighting the savior of Dressrossa.
  • Oh Crap!: His reaction when he realizes Sengoku overheard his thank-you to the Straw Hats for their help.
  • Paying for the Action Scene: Compensates the owner of a restaurant for blowing a massive hole in the floor.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: So far, we've seen him blow a massive hole in the floor of a restaurant with what appeared to be a gravity well and summoning a meteor to flatten Law. Given that he's an Admiral, it's kind of expected.
    • When he gets truly serious, it is quite a sight to behold. Issho reveals he can manipulate gravity on a country-wide scale, with Pica's mountain-sized golem looking like an ant to his powers as he levitates the destroyed remnants of the country's buildings all at once to use as artillery. He uses it to annihilate an entire fleet of ships owned by New World pirates and brokers.
  • Post-Climax Confrontation: For the Dressrosa arc: 3 days after Doflamingo is defeated, Fujitora comes down, trying to apprehend Luffy and co. Not only that, Luffy actually attacks him first. Though it comes to a halt when Hajrudin grabbed Luffy to force him to get away from the island quickly.
  • Power Incontinence: He's yet to get the "I probably should warn people of incoming meteors" bit down, though, and it doesn't help that he can't see the size of the meteors he is bringing down or the collateral damage it could do.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Fitting to his admiral name, he wears purple attire under his marine coat. His Gravity Master powers are also given purple coloring in animation.
  • Punch Clock Villain: He's a lot more reasonable and intelligent than most high-ranking Navy officers, but alas, he is still a Navy officer. Once Doflamingo is beaten, he goes after Luffy and Law, although he gives them 3 days to recover first.
  • Ramen Slurp: While riding on a ship he's using his gravity powers to propel through the air, no less! And his reaction to Law redirecting one of his own meteor attacks back at him is to keep eating the noodles.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • His reaction to finding that Dressrosa is full of New World Pirates and there's probably going to be a fight later? Call in lots of medics for the inevitably wounded, and make sure to count how many civilians there are in Dressrosa so the Marines know who to protect and how many need that protection. He seems to have taken Kuzan's place as the resident example of this trope among the Admirals.
    • One of his goals that he can pursue now that he is an Admiral? Remove the Seven Warlords from their seats of power by ending the system.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Fujitora knows that once Navy HQ learns of Doflamingo's defeat at the hands of Luffy, they'll twist the truth into something that helps the Navy save face in a similar vein to Alabasta. Fujitora has none of it and broadcasts the truth to the whole world at the first opportunity before the Navy HQ even has a chance to learn of it, then proceeds to call out his own boss Sakazuki on the Navy and the WG's tendencies to tell lies to its people.
  • Shout-Out: To Gaius Julius Caesar when Fujitora says, "The die is cast" before performing an illegal action: Not pursuing Law and the Straw Hats for a time.
    • Though in this case, it turns out he means it literally. He rolled a die and judged from the result of the roll whether or not to pursue Law and Luffy that day. He did this for three days, rolling a one the first two days, then he gives the honor for Tsuru to roll the die; as she gets 6, Fujitora then makes his move.
  • Spanner in the Works:
    • Potentially. He has outright stated that his desire to end the Seven Warlords of the Sea system, and remarks that there's no way to know how that will affect the Balance of Power until it's been done. And he also claims he has other plans as well, and given what accomplishing the only one we know of could cause...
    • By begging for forgiveness in front of King Riku for what the World Government had (indirectly) done to Dressrosa and then broadcasting the country's current state and the fact that the Warlord Donquixote Doflamingo is defeated by the alliance of Straw Hat and Heart Pirates, he already becomes one for the Marines' and World Government's practices of truth-twisting for the public.
  • Sword Cane: As part of his Zatoichi reference, he carries his sword in a blind man's stick.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Fujitora makes it crystal clear that he hates working with Doflamingo and will put and end to his machinations at the first opportunity.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Like Sakazuki, his definition of "reasonable force" generally means "wide-scale destruction". Unlike Akainu, he tries to cause as little casualties as possible and will make sure that any collateral damage is repaired or paid for. He also has his men identify civilians who might end up in the battle's fray and get them to safety.
  • Tiger Vs Dragon: First, with Doflamingo. Because he's a Celestial Dragon. Though subverted since Fujitora needs to side with him against the Straw Hats to ensure Dressrosa's safety. Second, with Sabo, who has many dragon themes. Naturally, the two clash directly with each other.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He seems very fond of ramen and other noodle dishes.
  • When He Smiles: After several chapters giving a (mostly) stern expression, he finally gives a wide smile in chapter 800 as he thanked Luffy for what he did in Dressrosa.
  • Worthy Opponent: He compliments Zoro on his Razor Wind, stating that although he was able to No Sell it, it was still pretty brutal.
  • Would Hit a Girl: At least in the anime, where there's at least one woman among Doffy's henchmen he took out at the restaurant. After all, justice is blind, as is he.

    Admiral Ryokugyu ("The Green Bull") 

The other new Admiral introduced after the timeskip. Ryokugyu is a enigmatic character yet to be physically introduced to the story, but has already been referenced.
  • Conscription: Like Fujitora, Ryokugyu was one of the many conscripted by Akainu, and was strong enough to land the Admiral position to replace the spots left by Akainu and Aokiji.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: We don't know much about Ryokugyu yet, but given the theme the Admirals seem to be following, odds are good they will abide by this too.

    (Former) Admiral Aokiji ("The Blue Pheasant")
"This thing called "justice" changes its shape… Depending on where you stand…"

Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (JP), Jason Douglas (EN, Funi), Bob Carter (EN, Unlimited Adventure)

Real name Kuzan, Aokiji is one of the three Admirals, the strongest fighters in the Marines. Aokiji follows a form of justice that he calls "Lazy Justice", resulting in a very relaxed, almost self-assured attitude. When he first met the Straw Hats, he showed no intention to fight, calmly discussing things like their bounty increase and even making a pass at Nami, leading the group to initially wonder if he really was an Admiral or not. He ate the Chilly-Chilly Fruit (Hie Hie no Mi), a Logia with power over ice. Overall he's a pretty chill guy.

During the two years Time Skip, he battled Akainu for the rank of Fleet Admiral and lost, leading to him leaving the Marines.

  • All Men Are Perverts: Played for Laughs – Upon first meeting the Straw Hats, his first reaction to Nami is to point out her bust and ask if she's free that evening. And when they meet in One Piece Film: Z, he laments the fact that Nami isn't very busty anymore.
  • An Ice Person: The Chilly-Chilly Fruit allows him to turn into living ice.
  • Arch-Enemy: Akainu, from an ideological standpoint; Aokiji got off his lazy ass for once and fought vehemently against allowing Akainu being appointed as Fleet Admiral, despite originally having little interest in the title himself. So against it that he was willing to fight a Duel to the Death over it.
  • Artificial Limbs: Lost his leg, presumably during his duel with Akainu, but created an ice prosthetic from his Logia powers.
  • Atop a Mountain of Corpses: A brief scene in the anime has him sitting atop a frozen version of one of these.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Goes with being an Admiral.
  • Badass Grandpa: Downplayed. While he isn't as old as the other Admirals, he's still nearing 50 (see Older Than They Look below).
  • Big Damn Heroes: He showed up on Punk Hazard in the nick of time to save Smoker from being killed by Doflamingo.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Being an Admiral, he's part of the World Government's "Ultimate Assault Force". They are the strongest combatants the WG has to offer. However, Aokiji himself is a very carefree and lazy person. He even upholds what he dubs as "Lazy Justice", leading to people not believing at times he is such a powerful fighter. This philosophy does not mean you can take him lightly, however.
  • Broken Pedestal: Downplayed. He wasn't exactly blind to the flaws of the World Government pre-Time Skip but after resigning he tells Smoker that he has become much more aware of how corrupt those he once served under really are.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Luffy. When the young pirate attacks him with his up-to-this-point strongest attack, the Logia user just shrugs it off by shattering into ice shards and reforming himself, then taking him down with Ice Time. He also performed one on Jaguar D. Saul 22 years ago, who fled at his mere sight, taking the giant down with three attacks.
  • The Drifter: a SBS reveals he spent his childhood as a vagrant. After leaving the Marines, this is the life he returns to.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Rides a giant penguin named Camel to Punk Hazard.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While not exactly "evil" in the traditional sense, Kuzan was nonetheless a marine — and one you wouldn't call soft. Yet he was utterly disgusted when Akainu (then known as Vice-Admiral Sakazuki) blew up a ship of innocent evacuees on the off chance that ''one'' criminal managed to get on board. So much so that twenty years later, when the Fleet Admiral position opened up, he did whatever he could to ensure that Akainu did not become Fleet Admiral, despite that originally he had little interest in the position himself (Sengoku originally nominated Aokiji for the position; Akainu only became a candidate due to the support of several high-level government officials), to the point that the two had a death match just to fill the position. Then when he lost, he was so opposed to serving under his rival that he ditched the Marines and gave up his position as an admiral.
  • Fictional Counterpart: Of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The lazy justice mentality is just one of MANY similarities.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Post-Time Skip, he wears a glove on only one hand presumably to hide the burn scars covering it.
  • Harmless Freezing: Averted. The dangers of him freezing you solid are mentioned and shown several times. One character even lost an arm because of this. On the other hand, Buggy survives being frozen with no harm done to him.
  • Hero Antagonist: There's nothing really villainous or evil about him; he just happens to oppose the protagonists by default, since he's a Marine.
  • Hero Killer: While somewhat more reasonable than the other admirals, he is still one of the Marine's feared "Ultimate Assault Force".
  • Honor Before Reason: His honor was the only reason he didn't capture the Straw Hats when he first met them, as he agreed to fight Luffy one-on-one and not harm Luffy's crew.
  • Human Popsicle: A common application of his power.
  • Kill It with Ice: His standard method of attack.
  • Knight of Cerebus: After Foxy was taken down with relative ease, it seemed like nobody could touch the heroes. But when his debut caused Robin to freak out, the story got serious fast, and was a dour warning for things to come.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: He makes it fairly clear to Robin that Saul was a good friend of his. Judging from what he says, he didn't like having to kill him, but he was under orders.
  • Lean and Mean: He's tall, skinny, and serves as an antagonist. Just like his co-workers.
  • Lennon Specs: He used to wear them back when he was a Vice-Admiral. After the timeskip, he wears them again.
  • Literally Shattered Lives:
    • Aokiji's Chilly-Chilly fruit allows him to turn into ice; he shatters when hit, but since his Chilly-Chilly fruit is a Logia class, he can simply pull himself together like the T-1000.
    • Is also part of his fighting style, in which he freezes his enemies and threatens to shatter their fragile bodies. He makes a half-hearted attempt to do this to Robin the first time he meets the Straw Hats. Fortunately, the others are both fast and gentle enough to get her out of the way.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is derived from the Momotaro legends. Also, his given name, Kuzan - if written in Kanji, it can mean "Nine Mountains" (九山), which in One Piece is a phrase that stands for "all the land (of the world)".
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Like all Logia powers. Though his ice can be shattered, doing so is little more than a brief inconvenience to him.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is based off of late Japanese actor Yusaku Matsuda, particularly the man’s role of drifter P.I. Shuichi Tsujiyama in Detective Story. Kuzan even wears the same sleeping mask as this role.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: For all his playfulness and lazy ways, he doesn't toy around much once he decides to take action, trying to defeat any opponent in as few strikes as possible.
  • Oh Crap!: When Aokiji realizes that he can't freeze Whitebeard's shockwave-based Tremor-Tremor powers.
  • Older Than They Look: He's pushing 50 but looks like he's in his 30's. He's actually three years older than Crocodile, who looks much older than he does.
  • One-Man Army: This is a guy who can freeze over a hundred miles of ocean without strain. Or nonchalantly stop two 300 foot-tall tsunamis simultaneously.
  • Opt Out: He leaves the Marines after Akainu becomes Fleet Admiral.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He could throw the world into an ice age all by himself if he wanted to. To put it in perspective, his battle with Akainu changed Punk Hazard's weather permanently. His half is a frozen wasteland with frequent blizzards.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he does follow orders, he also follows "lazy justice", only going after those who he deems a legitimate threat.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a few nasty burn scars from his duel with Akainu.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: "Ice Block: Partisan" (makes ranseurs out of ice) and "Ice Block: Pheasant Peck" (creates a giant pheasant).
  • Sleep Mask: Is often seen wearing one before the timeskip. Post-timeskip, ditches the sleeping mask and goes back to wearing a bandana like his pre-admiral days.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: His Logia powers usually render the battlefield into an Arctic wasteland — He even turned the entire Marineford Bay into a giant ice rink.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Averted. He can use his Devil Fruit powers to freeze the sea below him, giving him a massive advantage over other Devil Fruit users.
  • Superpower Lottery:
    • Even among his fellow Admirals, he stands out as a clear winner. In addition to the standard benefits of a Logia fruit, his freezing power is unique in that it lets him harmlessly cross the open ocean — negating the one weakness all devil fruit users share.
    • Not only can he do things like ride his bike from island to island, he can also prevent others from doing so by freezing the ocean. In a world of water where pretty much everyone travels by ship, entire armies are rendered less effective than him.
    • There's only a handful of fruits that have any kind of advantage over his (and all of those do have Super Drowning Skills): the Flame-Flame, the Magma-Magma, the Tremor-Tremor, and the Dark-Dark — and maybe the Glint-Glint. Unfortunately for Kuzan, all of those fruits belong to some of the only people he would actually need to fight seriously against.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: He's quite the looker for someone who's going on fifty.
  • Theme Naming: Like his companions, he's named after one of Momotaros' allies, specifically, the pheasant.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Carries out his orders as his morals interpret, even if it involves destroying an island of people. He was willing to let everyone else go, however... until Sakazuki eliminated them. To be exact, he was only ordered to kill the scholars of said island, but this trope still counts, as he's genuinely well-intentioned.
  • Wild Card: After having left the Marines and realizing just how truly corrupt the world is, government and marines, it becomes clear that Kuzan seems to be only looking after his friends. He also seems to have contacted Blackbeard for unknown reasons.


    (Former) Vice-Admiral Garp "The Fist"
"So what if I dropped you off a few cliffs, tossed you into the midnight jungle, and tied you to a balloon and set you to fly away...? It was to make you a stronger man!"

Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (JP), Brian Mathis (EN, Funi)

Monkey D. Garp is a Marine famed for pursuing Gold Roger back during the olden days. He's also Ace and Luffy's grandfather (adoptive in Ace's case) and, ironically enough, the father of the world's most-wanted criminal, Dragon the Revolutionary. Garp is a cheerful, affable fellow, and is a friend of Sengoku and apparently Bartholomew Kuma as well. While he is happy that his grandchildren are making their way in life, he is also sorely disappointed in both of them for becoming pirates instead of Marines, in particular blaming Shanks for influencing Luffy in becoming a pirate. Garp has been offered the promotion to the position of Admiral several times, but turned them all down.

After the battle at Marineford, he resigned from his position in active fleet service, but stayed in the Marines as an instructor, training and teaching younger Marines.
  • Abusive Parents: Played for Laughs, with respect to the training of his grandchildren.
  • Adult Fear: During the Marineford War, his adoptive grandson was awaiting execution while his biological grandson is going through hell to save him. At one point, he breaks down in tears over the former situation, feeling helpless to stop it.
  • Almighty Janitor:
    • Played with. Vice Admiral is no "Janitor", but you would think the guy who rivaled the Pirate King Gold Roger would be at the top of the chain. Garp, however, is perfectly content with his current rank and has refused numerous promotions to Admiral, despite arguably being the strongest marine next to Sengoku (and perhaps even stronger than that).
    • Fully played straight after the Time Skip, where he becomes a marine instructor.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: It became clear during the Marineford War that despite the fear Luffy has for his grandfather, he does indeed love him. As Luffy was mere feet away from Ace, Garp stood in his way out of duty, stating that if Luffy wanted to get to Ace, he would have to kill him. Ultimately, Luffy told him he couldn't do it, but Garp forced his hand — and then he falters, allowing Luffy to punch him and clear the way to Ace, showing that his love for his grandchildren outweighed his duty. In fact, Garp's reasoning for his harsh training is shown in a flashback, with this heartwarming line.
    Garp: You probably hate me for being so strict. But the reason I give you such hard training, and want you to become a Marine, is because I don't want you to go down the wrong path. That is my wish.
  • Badass Grandpa: The man throws cannonballs like they're baseball pitches, for Christ's sake! He can throw them with more force than an actual cannon. Literal in this case too, seeing as he is Luffy's grandfather. Him and Whitebeard are about the only two people who could fully deliver on a promise to kill Akainu. It took the entire Blackbeard crew to stop Whitebeard, and Garp had to be restrained by Sengoku.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears the exact same suit as Sengoku back when Roger was still around. Makes sense, as they kicked ass as a team.
  • Badass Normal: The only Marine able to ever fight against the Pirate King Roger did NOT have a Devil Fruit, and yet he's still one of the most badass characters in the series.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The crap he was able to get away with, including arguing with the Fleet Admiral (both 20 years prior and recently, the former when he's asked for a promotion) and going wherever he wants to without his superior's permission, is balanced by his amazing service and legendary status among the Marines, as "Garp the Hero", who alongside Sengoku, in Kong's words, "carried the Marines on their backs". He is considered one of legendary figures during the era of Roger, having been the only one to corner him and battle as his equal. So that would give him a little lee-way amongst their ranks which he still holds even after retirement.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: This guy was offered a position as an Admiral despite having no Devil Fruit powers. Every Admiral that we've seen has been a Person of Mass Destruction with Story Breaker Powers. That is one hell of a Charles Atlas Superpower. When he was about to face Don Chinjao, he said that he crushed eight mountains in place of sandbags in preparation.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: A trait he shares with Luffy.
  • The Coats Are Off: Does this sometimes during his Let's Get Dangerous! momemts, such as chasing the Straw Hats, or fighting alongside Sengoku against Shiki. His taunt action in the Pirate Warriors series of video games is actually him removing his Marine coat. See above to see the type of wear he had.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: He's a legend of the Marines, while his son is "The World's Most Wanted Man" and his grandsons are powerful pirates.
  • Cool Mask: Eiichiro Oda used the same design for Garp as he used for Luffy's unnamed grandfather in the Romance Dawn pilot stories, but didn't want readers to realize this too quickly. So he gave Garp a bulldog mask in his initial appearances. He wasn't revealed as Luffy's grandfather until Chapter 431 of the manga and Episode 313 of the anime.
  • Cool Old Guy: He doesn't like his grandson being a pirate, but he isn't exactly in a hurry to arrest him either. He also took Coby and Helmeppo under his wing and turned them into badasses.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: During the Whitebeard War, he loses to Luffy. In one punch. Despite being the only person in the series who has ever genuinely scared Luffy. He obviously took a dive, though.
  • Declining Promotion: He has repeatedly refused offerings of being an Admiral, claiming that the rank would only keep him from having the freedom he already has.
  • The Dreaded: He was this to pirates, and with good reason, as he is remarked to have cornered the Pirate King several times. He's also this to his grandchildren due to the Training from Hell he subjected them to during their Hilariously Abusive Childhood.
    Sanji: Luffy, is your grandfather really...?
    Luffy: He is. Don't try to fight him!
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears (relatively) early in the series as an officer who takes Coby and Helmeppo under his wing, though his face and importance are not revealed until hundreds of episodes later.
    • He also appears (with a different backstory) in one of the Romance Dawn chapters, making his Early Bird Cameo arguably earlier than the series itself.
  • Epic Flail: It's the size of a Goddamn battleship!
  • Generation Xerox: Aside from his similarities with Luffy, Smoker's relationship with Luffy is extremely similar to the relationship Garp had with Roger. While Smoker chases after Luffy because he was the first pirate to ever escape him, it becomes clear that Smoker can't find it in himself to hate Luffy — an issue that also plagued Garp, as he was never able to hate Roger. In fact, by the time of the Pirate King's execution, the two had pretty much become Fire-Forged Friends (even if Garp would never admit it), so much so that Roger entrusted Ace's safety to him. Visually speaking, in his youth he resembled a cross between Ace and Luffy.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Often spontaneously and without warning, which is where his grandchildren get it.
  • Hero Antagonist: Well, he is "Garp the Hero". He could be a personal embodiment of the Straw Hat Pirates' relation with the Marines.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Subjected both his grandchildren to this. There is a reason why Garp is the only person who genuinely scares Luffy.
  • I Let You Win: Against Luffy in Marineford. There's a reason why a guy titled "The Hero", who cornered and fought Gold Roger on many occasions, went down so easily. The reason? His grandchildren. Sengoku even realized what had happened: "You're some father yourself, Garp".
  • Informed Flaw: He says he's gotten significantly weaker with old age. Um, he still lifted and threw a giant cannonball that weighs well into the billion of tons, sent Marco flying back with a punch, and wasn't affected at all by Morgan slashing him or Luffy, in Gear Second, punching him. Also, unlike Rayleigh, Whitebeard, and Sengoku, he was still active after Roger's death, so he probably didn't significantly weaken too much compared to those three, despite what he says to the contrary. But considering that he can flatten Don Chinjao's head while in his 30s and he had flattened 8 small mountains just before it, it says something about his strength at his prime.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: He looked remarkably hunky as a young Marine, very much resembling a mixture of Ace and Luffy.
  • Ki Attacks: He is a master of Armament Haki. He's so masterful with it that when he clashes with Don Chinjao in the past, Garp with his Haki fist and Chinjao with his Haki continent-splitter drill head, Garp not only won, he flattened Chinjao's drill head. Also, his usage of Armament is so extensive it reaches the point of instinct: If he wants to hit (and hurt) something or someone, he'll damn well will hit it.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's as fast as he is strong; i.e. a lot.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Grandfather, actually, though he did deliver the more traditional version, too.
  • Manly Tears: When feeling helpless to stop Ace's execution, and when Ace is killed by Akainu.
  • Opt Out: He wishes to step down from his position in the Marines, after all that's happened in the Whitebeard War. He doesn't exactly go out, instead becoming a Veteran Instructor.
  • Papa Wolf: He would have killed Akainu for killing Ace if Sengoku hadn't stopped him.
    Garp: You better keep holding me down, Sengoku! Cause if you don't, I'm gonna kill him!
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Garp is about to beat on Luffy when they both fall asleep. When Garp wakes up later, he then wails on Luffy for falling asleep despite having done so himself.
  • Parental Substitute: He tries to be this for both Luffy and Ace. He doesn't succeed.
  • The Power of Love: He claims that he can punch through Luffy's rubber defenses because he uses a "Fist of Love!"
  • Punny Name: When his name is translated into Japanese, garp means koi. Koi is a decorative fish, but in other context with different kanji it means love. Garp's signature attack Fist of Love (Ai yaru Kobushi) is a hidden reference to his name as it uses another word for love instead of koi.
  • Red Baron: He has two: Garp the Fist and the Legendary Marine Hero.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Sengoku. Garp is the red oni, being Hot-Blooded and a Rebellious Spirit within the Marine ranks. Sengoku is the blue oni, being calculated and serious. The dynamic is upset somewhat when Sengoku gets impatient with Garp's family, yet Garp always brushes him off with a laugh.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Can brag about the achievements of his criminal grandson in front of Sengoku, and the only punishment he gets is Sengoku stealing and eating his crackers.
    • Subverted at the end of the Water 7 arc. He made an official report that he let Luffy go because he's his grandson. Predictably, Sengoku pulled rank and sent him back to do the job properly.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Seems to feel that throwing a child into a bottomless ravine, among other things, was an appropriate way to train him to be a strong Marine. Luffy's endless will to live has been attributed to this training, though.
    • He then realized that his endless amount of time away from home was not working towards his goal of making Luffy a marine, so he left him with a friend and her underlings to raise into being a marine alongside Ace. Said friend was a mountain bandit. He was asking for it, really.
  • Slasher Smile: Gives a devious toothy grin when he is about to start raining the Thousand Sunny with cannonballs.
  • The Slow Walk: In the anime Once Akainu kills Ace he is seen walking towards the Admiral with a pretty brutal snarl in his face, all too willing to rip Akainu apart. He would gladly have done so as well, but Sengoku stopped him.
  • There Was a Door: Invoked Trope. He reveals himself to the Straw Hats on Water 7 by punching through a wall explicitly because it looked cool. He was nice enough to repair it afterward, though.
  • Tough Love: Garp is the way he is because of this concept. No matter how harsh he was on Luffy and Ace with their training as he desperately attempted to impose onto them the lives of marine soldiers, he only wanted to protect them from a world that would only ever want to see them dead. The trade-off was that he made a poor Parental Substitute, and, if anything, made them want to become pirates even more, if only to get away from him. The brothers do recognize that their grandfather loved them, and they do love him in return, but ultimately it's not enough to sway them from pursuing the lives they wanted.
  • Training from Hell: Which is why Luffy's so afraid of him. Comes in handy, though, as it turned Coby and Helmeppo from wimps to MEN OF DESTINY! And he practices what he preaches, considering his training regimen for his fight against Don Chinjao was to essentially punch mountains to death.
  • Veteran Instructor: Not long before the Time Skip, he resigned from active service and became an instructor for teaching young Marines. Even before that, he also turned cabin boys Coby and Helmeppo into hardened Marine officers.
  • Vetinari Job Security: His son is the most dangerous man in the world, his grandson is an infamous pirate and his other (adoptive) grandson was a member of the Whitebeard Pirates (and the son of Gold Roger) but despite this, and despite being able to brag about these facts to his boss (albeit who is also his best friend), he retained his position as Vice-Admiral, even turning down several promotions, because he's a legendary Marine hero who cornered Gold Roger numerous times.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Played straight and subverted. He laments the choices his grandsons made in life, having wished they would become strong Marines. However, this is not out of disappointment, but because he never wanted to be put in the position of having to arrest and potentially execute them. Regardless of their behavior, he has always been proud of them, and expresses this sentiment aloud — in front of Sengoku, no less.
  • Worthy Opponent: He was this to Gold Roger. So much so that Roger, knowing he would soon die, entrusted Garp with the life of his unborn child, Ace.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Like his grandson, Garp has no problem with hitting women (i.e., giving Dadan a smack on the head).
  • Your Size May Vary: Goes from roughly a head above Helmeppo (which is tall but not excessively so) in his introductory mini-arc to almost twice Luffy's size at Marineford.
  • Zero-Effort Boss: At Marineford, to Luffy, because of an I Let You Win scenario: Garp didn't want to fight his grandson, especially when said grandson was trying to save his other, older, adoptive grandson from execution.

    Vice-Admiral Tsuru "The Great Tactician"

Voiced by: Minori Matsushima (JP), Juli Erickson (EN)

Vice-Admiral Tsuru is a Marine known from the era of Gold Roger, that is famed for her brilliant tactical mind. She's rather soft-spoken and doesn't say much these days, but she continues to have a uniquely special importance in the Marines, besides Garp and Sengoku. She's rather considerate to the pain of her colleagues, as shown during Ace's execution; she told Garp that he's not to blame as Sengoku began a speech to reveal that Ace is Gold Roger's son. She ate the Clean-Clean Fruit (Woshu Woshu no Mi), which grants her the ability to literally hang people out to dry if they have a certain amount of evil in them.
  • Almighty Janitor: Not to Garp's extent, but Vice-Admiral doesn't quite capture her position within the marines. She's not the fighter some of the others at her rank are (though she's no pushover) but she's quite capable of bossing about Admirals and has been noted as being "invaluable" for her tactical skill.
  • Amazon Brigade: Leads an all female squad of marines.
  • Cuteness Proximity: In chapter 796, she goes from chewing out Sengoku for his attitude and Fujitora for not going after the Straw Hats to gushing over how darling Mansherry is when she comes looking for donors for her healing dandelions.
  • The Dreaded: Fourteen years ago, just hearing that she was on her way to apprehend him was enough to get the fearless and collected Doflamingo to drop everything and skedaddle with his crew. Even in the present day as a warlord he still refers to her with the "San" honorific.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: This is her way back when she was just a Mook.
  • Kid with the Leash: She seems the only one who can order Doflamingo around and be obeyed without fault.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Or you might find yourself "hung out to dry".
  • The Rival: Was Doflamingo's marine rival before he became a Shichibukai, chasing him for more than a year from North Blue to the Grand Line. Appropriately, she is the one who listens to him make his last speech after his defeat in Dressrossa.
  • Theme Naming: Tsuru is Japanese for "crane".

    Vice-Admiral Momonga

Boa Hancock: "Your crew is down to one."
Momonga: "One is not the same as none."

Voiced by: Shinichiro Ota (JP), Francis Henry (EN)

A marine Vice Admiral who's the go-to Vice Admiral of the series. He's been an HQ marine since the days of Roger. He's also a stand out among the high ranking marines in that he seems to care about his crew. He can also use Rokushiki.

    Vice-Admiral "Demon Bamboo" Vergo

"Correct yourself, it's Vergo-san to you."

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP)

A marine vice admiral and head of G-5, secretly working for Joker, aka Donquixote Doflamingo. He has the ability to change the density of himself and objects in his possession, using Armament Haki. He's a Rokushiki user as well, being shown so far to be able to use Geppo and Shigan.
  • Badass Beard: ... Of Evil.
  • Badass Normal: He has no Devil Fruit powers: he got as high-ranking as he did through sheer Charles Atlas Superpower. Downplayed in that he still has Haki - and he's quite proficient with it, too.
  • Bait the Dog: In-universe example, to his own men and Tashigi.
  • Berserk Button: Subordinates are supposed to address him with a "-san" honorific or else they're getting a beating.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Caesar Clown.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He was the respected commander of the G-5 Base, to the point that he was the go-to Marine in the island the G-5 base was located, particularly with missing children reports. All the while, he was covering up the kidnappings of the children for Caesar Clown's experiments.
  • Broken Pedestal: He is this to G-5 after his status as a mole is revealed.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Yeah, he's kind of a weird guy and has some bizarre quirks. He's also very, very good at what he does, ESPECIALLY when he's on someone else's payroll.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He has no superhuman powers, his abilities are a result of training.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Mild example, but he doesn't realize he has food stuck to his face until it's pointed out to him.
    • A better example: He claimed to Caesar Clown that he was enjoying coffee and cookies while waiting for his return, only to be reminded that there had never been cookies to begin with.
    • He starts looking for his sword to deal with the intruders, only to be reminded that 1) He never brought a sword, and 2) He's not even a swordsman.
    • He told Doflamingo that he would kill Law and take pictures of his corpse with the camera he brought. Doflamingo reminds him that he didn't bring a camera. Vergo confirms and says he'll take an ear instead.
  • Co-Dragons: He was originally the first "Corazon" essentially having the same rank as Pica, Diamante, and Trebol within the Donquixote Family as one of the 4 seats. Vergo held the post until he was ordered to infiltrate the Marines, and was succeeded by Doflamingo's biological younger brother (and Law's idol) Rocinante. After Rocinante died, the position remained vacant even to the present storyline, as Doflamingo intended for Law to take it up.
  • Consummate Liar: His status as a mole and having to lie to the populace about the kidnapped children to his tendency of recalling things wrong (see Cloud Cuckoolander above).
  • Cool Shades: He even wore a pair when he was 10.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Thirteen years previous upon discovering Rocinante was a marine spy, he delivered one to both he and Law that Doflamingo believed was so severe it traumatized the young Law. He suffers from Law's payback after the time skip.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: What followed after Law cut him in half. He sliced up the rest of his body parts and left him hanging helplessly on a railing.
  • Dirty Cop: He's on Doflamingo's payroll.
  • Double Jump: He can use Geppo.
  • Enfant Terrible: He was a 10 year old when he became Doflamingo's subordinate alongside Trebol, Pica and Diamante, and was a full participant in the atrocities they committed back then, like burning down an entire town because Doflamingo tripped on a street in said town and got a minor scrape.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He found out 13 years ago that Rocinante, who succeeded him as Doflamingo's right hand man, is actually a Marine officer in disguise. He then brutally attacks Roci in anger.
  • Evil All Along: He was a mole for the Donquixote Family from the start.
  • Father to His Men: His patience with G-5 is the stuff of legends — even they respect him for being so kind to them. Too bad it was just a facade.
  • Finger Gun: He can use Shigan.
  • Foil: Towards Doflamingo's younger brother Donquixote Rocinante. Both of them held the title of "Corazon", the position of Doflamingo's most valued crew member. Rocinante is a Marine infiltrating the Donquixote Family. Vergo is a pirate under Doflamingo infiltrating the Marines. Surprisingly they meet, both of them discovering the truth of each other with Vergo reacting with violence and feelings of betrayal.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Once Law gets his heart back, the second thing he does (after taking his hat back) is to cut Vergo in two. Then he proceeds to cut him into even smaller pieces.
  • Implacable Man: Comes after his current target relentlessly and crushes them as efficiently as possible. Nothing much seems to phase him, and he shrugged off every physical attack he suffered throughout Punk Hazard with ease. He was only stopped by Law's physics-breaking swordplay, uninjured but non-fatally cleaved in two and simply unable to move anymore.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Thanks to his mastery of Busoshoku Haki, he can make any object a deadly super-weapon, effective against even Logia Devil Fruit users. He seems to prefer bamboo sticks as a favored tool, to the point of it being an epithet based on his usage.
  • Insistent Terminology: Toward Law who wants him to call him Vergo-san (Mr. Vergo in the English translation) and gets more annoyed when he doesn't. Ironically the one time Law does is shortly before he cuts Vergo in half.
  • Jabba Table Manners: Implied. At the very least, whenever he eats, he leaves food on his face. That thing on his cheek? It's a leftover hamburger. Some citizens even remember him having french fries stuck to his cheek instead.
    • He can't even drink tea right as he later has a tea bag on his face while having lunch.
    • When reporting to Sengoku, he is seen with a sunny side up egg on his face. It's also a leftover, considering the bite mark in it.
  • Karmic Death: Later revelations specifically playing a role in the second Corazon's death, retroactively makes his own death in Punk Hazard this.
  • Ki Attacks: One of the most proficient users of Armanent Haki seen so far. He completely no-sold a kick to the face by Sanji (which to put in perspective, broke the neck of a Pacifista), and broke Sanji's leg the next second by blocking a kick from him. When he gets serious, he can cover his entire body in Armanent Haki.
  • Legacy Character: He was the first Corazon in the Doflamingo family.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Unbelievably fast, unbelievably hard-hitting, and capable of using Haki to make himself virtually impervious to harm.
  • Made of Iron: The guy can take a lot of punishment, especially when he covers his entire body in Haki.
  • The Mole: He's a spy working for Doflamingo. The latter even reveals that Vergo isn't technically corrupt, as he was never loyal to the Marines to begin with.
  • Mole in Charge: He's the head of G-5.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Vergo is amazingly ripped underneath that overcoat of his, and he can imbue his ENTIRE BODY with Busoshoku Haki.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Busoshoku Haki is considered the ultimate armor in the One Piece world for a reason. He can coat himself in any part of his body or object he desires so fast that not even Warlords of the Sea can hurt him. Until Law cuts him in half.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: For all his quirks, Vergo doesn't play around when he goes to work. Going straight for the kill and even then he never smirks or gloats. It's all business to him.
  • Police Brutality: One of the other translations for his title (due to the pun nature of it) is 'The Brute'. Considering how badly he trounces Law, he definitely lives up to that title.
  • Punny Name: His nickname, "Kichiku", is written with the kanji for "Demon Bamboo", and is an homophone for "Brute" (written with a slightly different kanji). Those in some cases, it's written as "Onitake" instead.
  • Spanner in the Works: It turns out that he was responsible for Doflamingo's takeover of Dressrosa to succeed because Rocinante told Law to deliver a letter to the Marines about Doflamingo's plan to take over Dressrosa and Law, who didn't know Vergo at the time, gave the letter to him, which allowed him to tell Doflamingo about Rocinante's betrayal.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Initially mistranslated on some English manga sites as "Welgo".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Hamburgers, as evidenced by the giant (almost whole) piece of leftover hamburger on his chin in his first appearance. When someone (inevitably) notices, he admits that they're his favorite.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is absolutely loyal to Doflamingo. Vergo has been at Doflamingo's side longer than anyone else, back when they were both still children. Doflamingo thus considers him and the rest of his executives his family, and he deeply regretted his death, all but calling him his oldest friend.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: The citizens on the island G-5 is located all look up to him after he saved the town from pirates. The same citizens that have had their children stolen and are marked as lost in a shipwreck by him.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Doflamingo. They are both the same age, having met when they were 10. Vergo was named the first "Corazon", the title of Doflamingo's most valuable subordinate. Awaiting death by timed explosion, Vergo is told by Doflamingo he is his oldest friend and thanked for his work for the crew.
  • Worf Barrage: When fighting Law, he had the advantage of holding Law's heart. When Law gets it back, Vergo coats his entire body with Haki and charges, intending to crush his opponent. Law cuts him in half with no real effort.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When he first met Law, who was a 13 year old child at the time, Vergo had no qualms about beating the young Law within an inch of his life.

    Vice-Admiral Smoker "The White Hunter"

"You think you're dealing with run-of-the-mill pirates and then they do something extraordinary. Well, on these seas, it's either shape up or ship out. Grow strong or perish. Whose idea was it to come here anyway?"

Voiced by: Ginzo Matsuo (JP, episodes 48-79), Mahito Oba (JP, episodes 94+), Scottie Ray (EN, 4Kids), Greg Dulcie (EN, Funi), Juan Carlos Tinoco (Latin American Spanish)

Smoker is a tough Marine, who, when first introduced, was tasked with catching pirates that visited Loguetown before sailing for the Grand Line. After Luffy evades him (with some help), Smoker decides to leave Loguetown to pursue the Straw Hats. Unlike many other Marines in One Piece, Smoker does not follow the rule of Absolute Justice and follows his own brand of justice, which he later preaches to Tashigi. Smoker's view on justice also allows the Straw Hats to remain free even being pirates during the Alabasta arc, warning Luffy that as a Marine, next time, he will have to try and capture him. He doesn't care for those who make too much noise around him, claiming that it disrupts his pace. He ate the Smoke-Smoke/Plume-Plume Fruit (Moku Moku no Mi), a Logia-type allowing him to turn into smoke.

Despite his stern, businesslike manner and appearance, Smoker is a good man with a soft side. In Loguetown, when a little girl bumped into him and dropped her ice cream on his trousers, he takes it in good heart, and even gives her money to buy a new cone with two extra scoops. He also shows respect and even protective kindness to his subordinate, Tashigi. He even went as far as letting Luffy go after Zoro was ordered to save Smoker from drowning.

During the time skip, he achieved the rank of Vice-Admiral, two ranks above his previous position of Commodore, and is still Tashigi's superior as he runs G-5's Unit 01.
  • Almighty Janitor: It's heavily implied that Smoker's Cowboy Cop tendencies are the main reason why he had the rank he had at that beginning of the series, despite being a massively skilled combatant with Logia powers. He was extremely under-ranked, even compared to a captain from Marine HQ. Even his promotion to commodore is still somewhat under-ranking. It was finally subverted after the Time Skip when he became a Vice-Admiral, a rank that accurately assesses his abilities.
  • Anti-Villain: He may be rather tough and hardcore regarding pirates, but at his core, he's a good man who does what's right and follows Moral Justice as opposed to the Absolute Justice favoured by more hardline Marines like Akainu or Kizaru. He also doesn't go too far in the process of this justice; he only antagonizes the Straw Hats because they're pirates.
  • Badass Baritone: In both Japanese and English, his voice is equally as deep and badass as he is. Inverted in French, where his voice would be appropriate for an anti-tobacco PSA.
  • Badass Biker: It spouts smoke and can cross the ocean! And it runs on him!
  • Badass Longcoat: Adds this on top of his regular jacket post-Time Skip.
  • Bowdlerize: The 4Kids dub renamed him "Chaser" and removed his cigars.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Fights with Seastones infused in his weapons, which is essentially Kryptonite to anyone who's eaten the Devil Fruit.
    • Despite being trapped in a weaker body than his own and thus unable to use his smoke-powers, he has no trouble whatsoever to keep fighting like nothing important happened.
  • Cool Shades: Post-Timeskip. Dude, quit hogging the Bad Ass.
  • Cowboy Cop: For the most part, the only book he goes by is his when it comes to rules.
  • The Dreaded: Smoker has become every bit as infamous as Luffy has (to pirates, at least), and with good reason: Luffy has never actually beaten him (though he could now, but it would be extremely close)
  • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Smoker's devil fruit abilities gives him a distinct advantage over most others, and even allowed him to fight Ace to a stand still. note 
  • Enemy Mine: During Alabasta, he and Tashigi ultimately refused to arrest the Straw Hats due to the situation involving the country (and because Luffy ordered Zoro to save Smoker's life), and they eventually ended up helping them. Ironically enough, during the Punk Hazard arc, he's stuck in this situation again with Luffy, and with current Warlord of the Sea Trafalgar Law along for the ride as well. He seemed rather pissed off about it, but considering him, it was to be expected.
  • Establishing Character Moment: See Pet the Dog, as proof that he's not a corrupt or over-zealous Marine.
  • Expy: Of Duke Nukem, apparently.
  • Face Palm: He is seen doing one at the end of chapter 697 when the G-5 Marines admit, with tears in their eyes, they love the Straw Hats for helping save the children and all they went through together.
  • A Father to His Men: The fact that he went against Doflamingo, despite obviously knowing that he stood no chance attests to this as it was to protect his men. Said men even begged Doflamingo to spare his life, as he would be the only one to take care of "riff raff" like them. Smoker may be harsh, but he cares more than he is willing to admit, and it shows.
  • Foil: To Vergo. While Vergo is renown for his patience towards his men in the G5, Smoker is much more strict and harsh with them. However, it is revealed that Vergo had been faking his fondness for his men the entire time, and viciously turns on them, while Smoker genuinely cares for his men and fights for their lives.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: With Tashigi in chapter 663, courtesy of Law's DF powers.
  • Friend to All Children: Has a huge soft spot for children, as seen on his very first appearance.
  • Generation Xerox: Smoker's current relationship with Luffy is extremely similar to the one that Luffy's grandfather, Garp "The Hero," had with the previous Pirate King, Gold Roger. Surprisingly (or rather unsurprisingly, seeing as how Luffy and Smoker's relationship has been leading towards this as well), the two ended up becoming Fire-Forged Friends, and Roger trusted Garp as much as he did his own crew. Garp, though unwilling to admit this, proved him right by taking in his son, Ace, as his adoptive grandson in order to protect him from the World Government and the Marines.
  • Honor Before Reason: He openly insults his superiors when they try to give him credit for saving Alabasta rather than admitting it took a group of pirates to fix things. Earlier on, he also gives Luffy a slight reprieve in exchange for Luffy saving his life.
  • Hyper Awareness: When stuck in Rainbase, he was able to identify which gator ate the key by remembering exactly what its growl sounded like.
  • I Let You Win: In the latter half of the fight against Vergo, he purposely lets himself get trounced, largely as a distraction so Law can regain his heart (Vergo even noticed something was off about his fighting style as he was making himself a bigger target by turning into smoke). Before then though, Smoker was beating the stuffing out of him.
  • Inspector Javert / Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: Really, it matters on your perspective. Sure, he may be chasing after Luffy, who obviously isn't evil, but that is justified by Luffy being a pirate, and a rather chaotic one at that. It also helps that unlike most marines in the series, he isn't a complete and utter dick, he clearly cares about civilians a lot more than they do, and is extremely protective of the subordinates under him.
  • It's Personal: Let's just say he took Vergo's betrayal of the Marines rather badly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Smoker can be harsh at times, but there's no denying that he cares.
  • Ki Attacks: Now that he's a Vice-Admiral, he can use Haki. Like Luffy, he can use Armament Haki to harden his fists making it look like it turned into iron.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He's rough and harsh to everyone, but he follows his own more moral kind of "justice" unlike the typical Marines.
  • Lawman Baton: He wields a Big Fancy Jitte tipped with Seastone to better fight Devil Fruit-powered opponents.
  • Medal of Dishonor: Smoker is furious at his promotion given for Alabasta's salvation when it is the Straw Hat Pirates who were the country's saviors; his participation in it was negligible at best compared to even Tashigi. The Government was basically cornered at this point; either cover up the truth with this sham of a medal, or openly admit that pirates saved a country from one of their own rogue privateers, so what do they do? They give the credit to the highest-ranked marine closest there, who just so happens to be far stronger than his current rank and is just getting a more accurate one. Thus, an immense weight is lifted from his heart when he learns that Fujitora manages to prevent it from happening again with Dressrosa. As it turns out, one of the main motivations for Fujitora's actions was Smoker's own laments over what happened in Alabasta, as he admits to Fujitora that the only reason he didn't reveal the truth is because he lacked the power and influence to do so.
  • Mr. Exposition: Whenever he is around, he's the one to inform the reader of until-then unknown information, most recently by anticipating the involvement of Caesar Clown in the events on Punk Hazard.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A shirtless badass that constantly smokes with white hair and is super protective of his subordinates? No idea why he'd be popular.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Like all Logia Devil Fruits, he is difficult to injure. In Smoker's case, he's Made of Air.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: In almost all his outfits, he wears a Badass Longcoat or jacket, but no shirt to go with it. Not even while in Tashigi's body; he opens her outfit as much as is allowable. Hell, he even tore her bra off.
  • Oh Crap!: Gets an epic one in the anime on the side lines after Vergo is enraged and imbues his entire body with haki.
    • Get another, more subdued one when Doflamingo appears at Punk Hazard.
  • Out of Focus: Deliberately for the first half of the Grand Line and the manga after the Alabasta arc. Smoker's logia abilities meant that Luffy didn't stand a chance in hell at beating him since he had no idea about haki at the time. Since that's no longer a problem, he and Tashigi are bound to get their roles expanded.
  • Papa Wolf: Orders Tashigi and his men to keep away from Law, knowing full well that they don't stand a chance against him and looks close to shedding a tear for the men that got blown up on the ship.
    • Chapter 684 can attest to that as well, as Smoker lays a beat down on Vergo.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Strangely, Smoker is the only canonical Logia user who subverts this. He has the least destructive Logia power in the entire series. It's great for catching pirates, though.
  • Pet the Dog: We know he's not such a bad guy after he buys ice cream for a little girl who accidentally spilled her original cone on his pants, and even gives her enough to pay for a larger scoop.
  • Rank Up: Went from Captain to Commodore, much to his ire. He got over it eventually (perhaps due to the fact that the rank was more accurate concerning his strength level) and used the perks the new rank entailed to go chasing after the Straw Hats. After the Time Skip, he became a Vice-Admiral.
  • Rated M for Manly: He's a badass Cowboy Cop who smoking cigars, has Cool Shades, and is damn powerful.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: One of the very few Marines who isn't either incompetent or a sociopathic, dog-kicking asshole.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Including "White Vine" and "White Snake".
  • Silver Fox: Comes from being a white-haired Walking Shirtless Scene.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Often seen chomping on two cigars at once. In the 4kids dub, this was edited to display him breathing smoke, instead.
  • Spanner in the Works: Smoker's obsession with capturing Luffy in the New World is what lead to his appearance in Punk Hazard. More specifically, Law taking his heart is what allowed him to trick Caesar into taking back Monet's heart, an act that would prevent her from blowing up Punk Hazard to stop the protagonists, via her death from the unknowing Caesar stabbing her heart (which he thought was Smoker's).
  • Super Drowning Skills: Would've met his end at Rainbase if Luffy hadn't told Zoro to save him.
  • Super Smoke: Can create, control, and turn into smoke thanks to his Devil Fruit.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Really hates the idea of working with Luffy and Law to form a counter-attack to Caesar Clown.
  • The Rival: You can argue this concerning his relationship with Luffy. However, it isn't so much as competing as it is Luffy running away trying not to get caught by him.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears a jacket, but leaves it constantly open. It leads to a bit of awkwardness when he ends up in Tashigi's body and decides to keep the look.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Smoker was literally the third strongest character in the East Blue Saga, after Mihawk and Dragon. He was the first person in the entire series to hand Luffy his ass, which was to be expected considering that he was a logia and Luffy had no idea what Haki was at the time. He was also far stronger than his original rank implied, and his strength made the Straw Hats wary when they had to face over a hundred of the same rank in the Enies Lobby arc. Smoker also serves to showcase the difference in power between East Blue and the Grand Line; he's technically the same rank as Morgan and Nezumi, but they're branch Captains to his HQ Captain, and accordingly look like ordinary Mooks next to him.
  • Where It All Began: Smoker's Stern Chase after Luffy was a combination of this and Go Out with a Smile. He noted Luffy's similarities to Roger, down to the smile at death, and was the first person to realize that Luffy would become a major threat. The anime expands on this by showing that as a child Smoker saw Roger's execution, and after seeing the similarities in Luffy's own near-death experience, most likely came to the realization that if Luffy left Loguetown, he would undoubtedly become the Pirate King.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He's actually a subversion. While Smoker is an antagonist, he does not have a black heart. See Pet the Dog for more.
  • Wild Card: Apparently, over the Time Skip he earned infamy as the marines' "stray dog". Considering his personality and past actions, it doesn't take an idiot to figure out that his rebellious nature hasn't changed in the least.
  • The Worf Effect: Gets this quite a bit.
    • After nearly capturing Luffy, he was easily blown away by the powers of the newly introduced Monkey D. Dragon.
    • After defeating Luffy again at Marineford, was beaten down by Hancock to demonstrate her usage of Haki.
    • Was defeated, and has his heart removed by Law.
    • Was beaten to near death by Vergo who was (and him) holding back quite a lot.
    • Was easily defeated and almost killed by Doflamingo.
  • Worthy Opponent: He's actually managed to beat Luffy handedly in each of their fights (if only because of his Logia powers though, Luffy can't exactly fight what he can't hit), but despite that, he has a certain level of respect for Luffy because he's the one pirate who's always managed to escape from him. This is to the point that even when Ace, one of the most infamous pirates and Whitebeard commander is in front of him, he opts to chase Luffy.
    • In fact, Smoker's decision to leave his post to chase Luffy was in itself an acknowledgement of Luffy's Worthy Opponent status, as it serves as one of the first real endorsements after Shanks that Luffy has the potential to be the Pirate King.
    • Not to mention that Luffy has saved his life before.
    • Luffy seems to feel the same. When he met Smoker after the Time Skip, currently stuck in Tashigi's body, he wanted to postpone their fight until Smoker was back to full strength. Smoker was rather annoyed.

    Vice-Admiral Maynard "The Pursuer"
Voiced by: Hiraku Hanada (JP)

AKA "Capman". He infiltrates Dressrosa as one of the gladiator competitors in the Corrida Colosseum. After identifying many big-names among the New World pirates, he discusses it with his fellow Marines.
  • Cool Shades: As "Capman".
  • Cowboy Cop: He entered the tournament against orders to find out who was attending the Colosseum. Kinda ironic when he questions Fujitora for not taking action against Doflamingo after he is exposed.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the real-life Royal Admiral John Maynard, who killed the real Blackbeard.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Does this to Fujitora when he doesn't go after Doflamingo even after he is exposed to Dressrosa, and he releases the "Birdcage" in response. Fujitora simply replies that the WG can't play God with the lives of citizens.
    • Does it to Fujitora again when he refrains from going after Luffy and Law due to rolling an apparently unfavorable number on his die.
  • The Worf Effect: Gets KO'd offscreen (before his match up no less) by Bartolomeo, after his trouncing of his subordinate.

     Vice-Admiral "Shark Cutter" Bastille
Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (JP)

A Marine Vice-Admiral. He was sent to Dressrosa in order to ambush and capture the various criminals who were participating in The Corrida Colosseum tournament.
  • BFS: His weapon is a huge cleaver-like sword.
  • Chained by Fashion: Wears a chain over his Marine coat.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He was first seen during the Marineford War arc, but only got a proper introduction and role later during the Dressrosa arc.
  • Cool Mask: Wears an iron, horned mask that covers half of his face.
  • Informed Attribute/Our Giants Are Bigger: One of the databooks actually refers to him as a giant, even though he's much shorter than the average One Piece giant and is not part of the Marines' very own Giant Squad.
  • Irony: When his subordinate tells him that the grunts are being sabotaged by fairies as he believed the rumor of Dressrosa, Bastille calls it ridiculous. This is despite him meeting 2 dwarves (read: "fairies") before.
  • Mission Control: His role during the end of Dressrosa's arc.
  • Shout-Out: To the Man in the Iron Mask, as evidenced by his own iron mask and being named after the fortress where the legendary prisoner was being held at one point.
  • Verbal Tic: "Dara". Seems to be used more often if he's upset.
  • The Worf Effect: Sabo effortlessly KO's him when they go toe-to-toe, breaking both his signature mask and sword. Though, to be fair to Bastille, Sabo IS the right-hand man of Dragon and had just eaten the Mera Mera no Mi, so presumably almost EVERYONE below Admiral-level is incapable of fighting Sabo and having any chance of winning.

     Vice-Admiral Onigumo
Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe (JP Episode 305) Takahiro Fujimoto (JP Episode 308+), Lucas Schuneman (EN, Funi)

A vicious Marine who was part of the Buster Call against Enies Lobby.

     Vice-Admiral Doberman

A grim and bloodthirsty Vice-Admiral who was summoned in for the Buster Call of Enies Lobby, and fought in the Summit War.

     Vice-Admiral Dalmatian
Voiced by: Kouji Haramaki (JP), Philip Weber (EN)

A Vice-Admiral with strong hand-to-hand fighting skills, including the ability to use Shigan. He ate a Devil Fruit that allows him to turn into a dalmatian, and seems to always be in his hybrid form.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Literally, his name is Dalmatian and he can turn into a Dalmatian. It could be just a nickname though.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: From his brief fight with Luffy, it's no wonder he's a vice admiral.
  • Beast Man: Dalmatian ate the Dog Dog fruit model Dalmatian and can turn into a giant dog-man hybrid. He's always seen in hybrid form.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Luffy got his ass handed to him trying to get past Dalmatian and Momonga.
  • Finger Gun/Finger Poke of Doom: Seems to be proficient in using Shigan, an ability used by members of CP9.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His Zoan allows him to transform into a dalmatian. He has so far only ever been seen in hybrid form.

    Other Marine HQ Vice-Admirals 

Vice-Admirals are some of the strongest warriors of the Marine army, capable of standing toe to toe against powerful pirates and New World captains with ease. Some of them follow moral Justice, but some of them are for the absolute Justice. Two members of the Giant Squad members are Vice Admirals. They are all confirmed to be Haki users.

The more noticeable ones besides the ones with their own entry above include Yamakaji, Strawberry, Stainless, Lacroix, John Giant and Ronse.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": John Giant is... a Giant.
  • Anime Hair: Strawberry. Actually subverted. His cranium is just that long.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: They're all high-ranked Marine officers and they got the power to show it.
  • An Axe to Grind: Ronse. Not that it helps him when he needs it...
  • Badass Normal: Yamakaji, Strawberry and Stainless do not appear to have any apparent Devil Fruits.
  • Dual Wielding: Lots of them, expecially Strawberry, who uses two giant Dao
  • Early-Bird Cameo: John Giant appeared just after the Arlong Park arc.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Yamakaji smokes a good old cigar.
  • Large Ham: John Giant. Double points for being an actual giant.
  • Mask Power: Ronse wore a large mask, but it didn't do him any good.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Averted with Bastille: yes, he's canonically confirmed as a giant, and yet he's not as huge as the other giants we've seen so far. Played Straight with Lacroix, Ronse and John Giant.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Strawberry. During the Buster Call on Enies Lobby he opens the fire only after the marine troops left the island.
  • Recurring Extra: Essentially their role. They all have names and have appeared more than once, usually doing the same sort of things each time (Doberman, Onigumo, Strawberry, Momonga, and Yamakaji fight; Mozambia, Stainless, and Cancer hold meetings with Tsuru; John Giant gives speeches) but rarely impact the plot all that much.
  • Rousing Speech: John Giant throws these around like candies.
  • The Worf Effect: Ronse and Lacroix are nothing more than target practice for Whitebeard.
  • You Shall Not Pass: John Giant to Whitebeard himself. The old man simply sends a earthquake through his stomach.

Captains and other high-ranked Marines

     Rear-Admiral "Black Cage" Hina

"Hina mad."

Voiced by: Tomoko Naka (JP), Kathleen Delaney (EN, 4Kids), Jennifer Seman (EN, Funi)

Another marine captain who is a close friend of Smoker from their training days and is the object of Jango and Fullbody's affections. She is quite competent at restraining criminals due to her Bind-Bind/Cage-Cage Fruit (Ori Ori no Mi) powers, which allow her to create iron shackles.

Sometime during or after the Time Skip, she was promoted to Rear-Admiral.

     Commodore Brannew

Voiced by: Shinichi Yamada (JP), John Swasey (EN)

A marine based in Marine Headquarters who issues the bounties to criminals and give briefings to the high-ranking Marines at HQ.
  • All There in the Manual: His name was first revealed in a databook.
  • As You Know: His job is to basically do this. Justifies as he's debriefing high-ranking marines of the situation. And later lampshaded by Sakazuki, who says, "I already know that, Brannew!"
  • Captain Obvious: Sakazuki seems to think so.

    Science Captain Sentoumaru
"He's late. The battleship should've already arrived. Strange... why haven't you contacted me, Uncle Kizaru? If we don't hurry... all of the rookies are going to be wiped out!"

Voiced by: Kazue Ikura (JP), Greg Ayres (EN)

Captain of the Marines' Science Unit, personal bodyguard of the brilliant Dr. Vegapunk, and now a fully fledged member of the Marines. "Broadaxe" Sentoumaru rarely uses his eponymous weapon, though when he does it means he's either fighting seriously or just pissed off. He claims that he has the "strongest defense in the world", and his mastery of Armaments Haki serves to back up that claim.

He refers to Kizaru as "uncle" (in this connotation, it's like referring to him as a Mafia boss), as he is the Admiral that he is most affiliated with. He initially had a great deal of respect to Kuma, what with him being the test dummy for building the Pacifista, but after the incident at Sabaody, his trust in him has weakened greatly and he refers to him in a derogatory manner, despite Kuma having lost his free will during his conversion to a Pacifista. He claims that he has nothing against pirates, but will still stop at nothing to crush them if that's what his higher ups command.
  • Acrofatic: Despite appearing fat, he's quite agile.
  • Almighty Janitor: Pre Time-Skip, he was able to Curb Stomp Luffy ala the same style Mihawk did to Zoro. And he didn't even have a rank back then to hammer the fact.
  • An Axe to Grind: His weapon of choice, though he rarely uses it unless he feels the need to.
  • Badass Longcoat: Gets one reserved for high ranked Marines post Time-Skip.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": He has the Kanji "Sen" (戦) from Sentoumaru (戦桃丸) tattooed on his left shoulder.
  • Expy: He heavily resembles the Japanese folk hero, Kintaro.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You: A running gag with him.
  • Ki Attacks: Can use Haki to hurt Devil Fruit users, and can do so without actually landing a hit.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite having the body build of a sumo wrestler, he's quite fast on his feet, being able to catch up with a running Luffy during their first clash.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a reference to Momotaro, in whose tale the dog, pheasant and monkey appear (Akainu, Aokiji and Kizaru).
  • Nothing Personal: Says to Luffy that he hasn't anything against pirates, but will follow orders as a Marine.
  • Odd Name Out: For some weird reason, he's possibly the only character in the whole series whose name is fully written with kanji. Every other character, even those with Japanese names like Sengoku, have their name written in katakana (with the exception of certain characters whose names are written with only hiragana, e.g. Shirahoshi).
  • Stone Wall: Subverted. He himself only boasts about his defensive prowess and he certainly looks like he'd be a Stone Wall, but he can actually dish it out just fine, as Luffy discovered.
  • Stout Strength: He's quite fat and an incredibly powerful fighter.
  • Wolfpack Boss: He never shows up to a fight without a Pacifista or two on hand.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considers Luffy to be this, as seen when he bashes the fake Luffy's skull in for using his name in vain.

    Captain Tashigi

"Why don't you kill me? Is it because I am a woman? In a real fight, there is no man or woman. If you don't fight with your real power, that will be the most shameful thing. You will never understand my feeling to be born as a woman. I didn't become a swordman just for fun!"

Voiced by: Junko Noda (JP), Priscilla Everett (EN, 4Kids), Monica Rial (EN, Funi)

Tashigi was first introduced when the Straw Hat Pirates docked in Loguetown, where she was stationed. Smoker, her superior officer, seems to regard her as a protege; the two work very well together. While adept at sword fighting, she is unusually clumsy, which tends to get on Smoker's nerves. She is also very well-versed in katana, knowing their names and origins. Zoro often feels highly uncomfortable around her due to her striking resemblence to his late friend Kuina, who she fights like and even shares philosophies with.

Like Smoker, Tashigi has her own view of "Justice" which differs from the Marines' own definition, and will fight for what she sees as the right thing to do. Tashigi's stated goal is to remove all Meido, a class of famous swords, from the hands of those who would use them for their own selfish ends.

During the Time Skip, she Took a Level in Badass and achieved the rank of Captain, which means she received five promotions in the span of two years and now runs G-5 along with Smoker. She's also revealed to be a user of Haki.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Normally, she keeps her shirt buttoned. When body-swapped with Smoker, however, he decided to keep his open-shirt look while in her body. She was not amused.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After she gets her original body back in chapter 677, she begs Law to free her and Smoker. Smoker is disgusted by the very idea of pleading for mercy from a pirate, but Tashigi points out that it's not just their lives on the line, but that of their subordinates and the children experimented on by Caesar Clown, and they must put aside their pride in such a situation.
  • Art Evolution: Like Shanks, her design has changed a lot in the Whitebeard War Saga, to the point that many did not recognize her right away.
  • Anti-Villain: Much like Smoker, her villainy mainly relates to her opposition to the Straw Hats. Beyond this, Tashigi is a good and just woman who will, above all else, do the right thing no matter what, even if it costs her pride or status.
  • Badass Adorable: Especially post Time Skip.
  • Blind Without 'Em: A running gag is that she's so near-sighted that without her glasses she will often speak to random people, thinking that they're Smoker.
  • Blunt "Yes": After accusing Zoro of thinking she's weak because she's a woman.
    Zoro: What do you think I am, some kind of joke?
    Tashigi: Yes.
  • Break the Cutie: She didn't take the things she learned at Alabasta very well, and frowned for a lot of her appearances since then. Fortunately, she's still as cheerful and kind as ever; it's just that the audience doesn't get to see that side of her as often due to the seriousness of the situations she's thrown in.
  • Bullying a Dragon: She has a bad habit of picking fights she can't win. This isn't caused by overestimation of her own abilities so much as her Plucky Girl tendencies (see below) and her bad habit of losing her head/ability to assess risk when excited by the prospect of a fight. Additionally, her stated goal is to remove all the Meitou from those who'd misuse them for selfish aims. Considering the theme of "conviction is strength" in One Piece, her doing this is actually very consistent with the show.
    • Not so much bullying as trying to provoke, but counts regardless. During the Battle of Marineford she spots Vista of the Flowered Sword, a division commander in the Whitebeard Pirates who can hold his own against Mihawk. She decides to try and fight him. She couldn't beat Zoro when he was holding back, and Vista is a New World pirate. Fortunately, events conspire to keep her from trying.
    • Then she went and attacked Trafalgar Law, the guy whose powers pretty much make swordsmen Too Dumb to Live if they dare approach him. She got bisected for her trouble, though Law's powers make that fate nothing more than a temporary annoyance.
    • One would also question why she attacked Luffy who is undoubtedly stronger and has probably learned Haki, while she's stuck in a body she barely knows how to use. Tashigi's starting to make a habit out of this.
    • She attacks and manages to cut Monet, a Logia user, which almost averts this trope. Unfortunately, that was a lucky shot while Monet was distracted, and in a fair fight Monet has the clear upper hand. She does strike Monet down, but only when Zoro had drawn Monet's attention and seriously damaged her resolve.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: When she's not sword fighting, she's pretty absent-minded.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Zoro accuses her of this, but it's clear that he wasn't so rational at the time. Unresolved grief can do that to an otherwise stable guy.
  • The Ditz: Seriously, wear your glasses, idiot!
  • Dojikko: When katana are involved... yikes.
  • Enemy Mine: With Zoro in Chapter 686, against Monet.
    • This also applies during the climax of the war in Alubarna, wherein she and her troops ally with the Straw Hats because she knows that she and they are working towards the same goal of stopping the war and defeating Crocodile.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Incorrectly came to the conclusion that Zoro was sexist just because he refused to fight her. In reality, Zoro has no issues fighting women, he just has issues fighting Tashigi, because she shares her face with the girl who inspired his dream, and defeating her would be tarnishing the memory of his greatest rival. Zoro more or less admitted this back when they first met; the only reason Tashigi doesn't realize this herself is due to her own insecurities.
  • Fanservice Pack: Post-Time Skip, her breasts have grown much larger than previously, and her hips have gotten wider. The Punk Hazard arc just so happened to force a situation to show just how much her...assets have expanded. Granted, it was a "Freaky Friday" Flip, but still. Especially noticeable with her, as none of her appearances beforehand ever drew attention to her physical attractiveness.
  • Flash Step: Post-Time Skip, she's now learned how to use Soru.
  • Flower Motifs: On her shirt.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: With Smoker in Chapter 663, courtesy of Law's DF powers.
  • Half The Woman She Used To Be: In Chapter 661, when Trafalgar Law cut her in half with his powers. Since this isn't fatal or permanent, she gets put back together a few chapters later.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: When she ends up in Smoker's body, she has some difficulty making use of his Devil Fruit powers.
  • Identical Stranger: To Kuina, resulting in Zoro preferring to run away from her rather than fight.
  • Inspector Javert: Along with Smoker.
  • Irony: When she lay defeated by Miss All-Sunday (Nico Robin), Crocodile arrived, stopping by to ridicule the Marines; her superior and partner; and her sense of justice. At the end of the civil war, an unconscious Crocodile crashes between the combatants, and Tashigi personally places him under arrest and strips his Warlord status along with all honorary titles and privileges associated with it, while sparing the Straw Hats under her sense of justice.
  • Ki Attacks: Confirmed to have Haki after the timeskip.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She really seems to have a bad habit of rushing into fights against stronger opponents. Example being Zoro (who more or less just humored her on the first meeting), Nico Robin (despite Cobra's plea to back down knowing what Robin was capable of and hit Robin's Berserk Button by mentioning her bounty nickname), Luffy during the Marineford War as well as Vista (see Bullying a Dragon above), and most recently Trafalgar Law.
  • Meganekko: A source of humor given her clumsiness and Blind Without 'Em tendencies. She's also got a bit of Hot Librarian going on post Time Skip with the way she ties her hair.
  • Nice Girl: She may be an Inspector Javert when it comes to pirates, but she's a very kind young woman; and even then, she's far more merciful towards pirates than other Marines.
  • Perpetual Frowner: After the Alabasta arc. It might also have something to do with generalized job dissatisfaction. Though despite that, she fortunately hasn't lost any of her kindness, and even smiled during the party held to celebrate Caesar Clown's defeat; she even genuinely laughed when her subordinates said they might grow to like the Straw Hats. She also has a pretty wide smile after learning of Doflamingo's defeat (and the fact that Fujitora prevented it from being covered up) so she may be getting over the events at Alabasta.
  • Plucky Girl: It's implied this is one of the reasons Smoker respects her.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When she's not fighting, she comes off this way. So much so that the parents of the kids that went missing i.e: kidnapped by Caesar even asked for her by name.
  • Straw Feminist: She views Zoro's restraint toward female opponents to be treating them as inferior. Zoro insists that he only held back against her for her uncanny resemblance to his dead childhood friend (a reason she can hardly understand), and when she stays behind to fight Monet out of doubt that Zoro can really go through with it, she is quickly overwhelmed before Zoro proves her wrong by actually attacking Monet. To her credit, Zoro admitted that there are "things that he doesn't like to cut", and ultimately refrained from using Haki just to intimidate Monet out of fighting.
  • Subordinate Excuse: As a Captain Post-Timeskip, a large number of her subordinates seem to be smitten with her, much to Tashigi's irritation. They are incredibly loyal despite their lecherousness and often outright thuglike behaviour, however. Vergo attacking Tashigi is what gets the G-5 Marines to finally start fighting back against him, although they assume that he's an imposter. And it doesn't change how the fight goes.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: In Alabasta. She chooses good, but having to choose at all puts her in a brief Heroic B.S.O.D..
  • Took a Level in Badass: First thing we see her doing post-Time Skip is redirecting a cannon ball with her sword. Later she's shown blocking Zoro. Considering Zoro's own level in badass, and the fact that he was training with Mihawk, that's quite a step up.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Short hair, bad clothes, no makeup, wears glasses, and still looks impossibly delicate and beautiful. She grows her hair out during the timeskip, but the rest of this trope still applies.
  • Vapor Wear: See her Absolute Cleavage entry above. It's actually kinda noticeable that Smoker!Tashigi isn't wearing anything underneath that shirt once it's unbuttoned, but it's actually revealed in a SBS that Smoker tore it off.
    Smoker: I tore it off. You got a problem with that?
  • Weapon of Choice: Her katana, Shigure.
  • Worthy Opponent: Tashigi hates Zoro for insulting her pride as a warrior, but in spite of that she certainly has a great deal of respect and admiration for him and his fellow Straw Hats; enough so that she ordered her men to not arrest them after the battle of Alabasta, in honor of their courage in saving the desert kingdom from being torn apart by Crocodile.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: clue the viewer in on the Kuina resemblance. This is only in the anime, though.

    Captain Coby
"If I succeed, that's fine. If I die, that's fine also."

Voiced by: Mika Doi (JP), Kayzie Rogers (EN, 4Kids), Leah Clark (EN, Funi — younger), Micah Solusod (EN, Funi — older), Adriana Casas (Latin American Spanish)

Coby is first introduced as a cowardly Chore Boy on board Alvida's ship. Through fear of being smashed by her Iron Mace, whenever she asked him who was the loveliest on the sea, he would reply, 'You are, Miss Alvida'. Eventually with the help of Luffy he found the courage to pursue his dream of leaving her and becoming a Marine.
  • Big Damn Hero: His standing up to Akainu ends up buying Luffy and Law the precious time they needed to get to safety, as well as allowing for Shanks to step in to resolve the conflict. To put it simply, his actions are directly responsible for ending the Summit War in its entirety.
  • Bishōnen: Grew up from a half-pint to this under Garp's training.
  • Butt Monkey: Until he became a Marine.
  • Can't Catch Up: While he has improved himself by a tremendous amount in a very short amount of time, Luffy already had an entire lifetime of fighting experience under his belt when he and Coby first met, and has only grown stronger since then, leading to their clash at Marineford to result in a Curb-Stomp Battle on Coby's end.
  • Character Development: Under Garp's instruction, Coby's timidity has been replaced with confidence, although he remains polite, self-effacing, and apologetic if he feels he has done something overly ambitious (such as publicly stating his goal to become a Marine admiral).
  • Competence Zone: This guy reached the rank of Marine Captain before he reached twenty!
  • Cowardly Lion: Even back when he was an untrained and timid boy, Coby still managed to muster up the guts to stand up to Alvida after some prodding from Luffy. While his cowardice is almost completely gone after he finishes his Training from Hell, he's still shown to be scared out of his wits while giving Akainu his What the Hell, Hero? speech, though not without good reason.
  • Curbstomp Battle: On the receiving end of one against Luffy during the Marineford arc, where he is instantly defeated by a single Gum Gum Bullet before getting a chance to land an attack.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was forced to join a pirate group.
  • Determined Defeatist: He's quick to doubt his own abilities, and will sheepishly apologize for being ridiculous after declaring his dream of becoming an Admiral, but is nonetheless more than willing to do whatever it takes to get stronger, including suffering through months of nonstop Training from Hell. This is displayed perfectly after he is completely destroyed by Luffy at Marineford, where he immediately declares himself to be too weak, only to vow to become even stronger just as quickly.
    "It's no good... I need to become much, much stronger."
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Calls Akainu out for the senseless massacre he was causing during the Summit war. His actions are considered to be so incredibly ballsy that it momentarily stops the war due to every single person who witnesses it, up to and including Black Beard, engaging in a mass Oh Crap!.
  • The Empath: Bordering on Telepathy. He is able to sense people dying around him during the Marineford War, thanks to Haki.
  • Foil: Has steadily become Luffy's marine counterpart. While both are talented young men who aim to become the best of the best in their respective fields, Coby is much more reserved and self-deprecating than Luffy is. This is most apparent when Coby declares that he will become an Admiral, where, in contrast Luffy's constant enthusiasm when declaring himself to be the next Pirate King, he shows embarrassment and immediately apologizes for his behavior afterwards.
  • Flash Step: By the time he meets Luffy in Water 7, he's been taught Soru. It's the only Rokushiki form he's been taught, however. In the special Luffy episode, he was shown using what seems to be Rankyaku and Shigan though it could have simply been punching and kicking at a flash-step pace
  • Friendly Enemy: With Luffy. They're good friends, but they just happen to be on the opposing sides of the law.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has recieved a scar on his forehead during his Training from Hell. After the timeskip, it seems to have gotten bigger.
  • Guest Star Party Member: Luffy's very first traveling companion, who acted as his Cowardly Sidekick up until Morgan's defeat, after which he left to join the Marines.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's a completely heroic and kindhearted young man, as well as one of the few Marines who isn't morally gray or outright corrupt in any way, but he will inevitably always be on the side that opposes Luffy due to him being a pirate.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Helmeppo.
  • I Got Bigger: It seemed like intense training with Garp combined with some growth spurt really made him taller, from a little boy whose height is around Luffy's chest to being almost as tall as him. In only a couple of months in universe.
  • I Regret Nothing: When Akainu tries to kill him, he believes he has no regrets for giving his speech to the Marines.
  • Nice Guy: One of the only marines who genuinely believes in true justice. During Marineford, he sheds Tender Tears for fallen marines and pirates alike, and expresses complete horror at the needless destruction Akainu was causing.
  • Only Sane Man: Is the first one to call out everyone at the Battle of Marineford for their behavior. In front of a raging Knight Templar psychopath who has shown absolutely no reluctance to use extreme force. Talk about badass.
  • Power Incontinence: During the Whitebeard War, he spontaneously develops Haki powers, specifically Observation Haki. The only problem? He can't stop hearing "voices". It severly freaked him out when he continually felt people dying during the War and others thoughts immediately after.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The more restrained and cautious blue oni to Luffy's reckless red oni. Completely reversed in his dynamic with Helmeppo, where he's the reckless red oni.
  • Shrinking Violet: A male version. He has become much more confident since training with Garp, though he's still prone to bouts of self-consciousness.
  • Tender Tears: Sobs uncontrollably when standing up to Akainu during the Summit war. Completely justified in that he's both shedding tears for the fallen soldiers and their families and completely scared out of his wits.
  • To Be a Master: Wants to become an Admiral.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After some Training from Hell, this former wimp can Flash Step and kick really hard.
    • And he takes another one when he stands up to Akainu. Let's think about this for a second: Coby stood up to the guy who killed Ace, melted half of Whitebeard's face, and mortally wounded Jinbe and Luffy for the sake of all the Marines that were getting murdered because he and the other high-ranking officers couldn't stop their petty massacre of pirates that didn't even want to fight anymore. Coby my boy, you have balls.
    • And now, as some concept art revealed, he's a freaking Captain. He took even more levels in badass than Tashigi did (She went from Master Chief Petty Officer to being a Captain, while Coby went from not being a Marine at all to being a Captain as well)!
    • As revealed by Oda he is now a Rokushiki master with advanced haki.
  • Training from Hell: He and Helmeppo went through some. Under Vice-Admiral Garp, no less.
  • Vague Age: Nobody knows exactly just how old Coby is. When we first see him, he looks much younger than the 17 year old Luffy, appearing no older than about 12. Yet, despite the fact that the first half of One Piece takes place over a course of no more than 6 months or so (or, at least, definitely less than a year), he appears to age by several years the next time the crew sees him in Water 7; he looks about the same age as Luffy! Oda says that he "went through a growth-spurt and tightened his muscles with Garp's training"; regardless, it's still doesn't make much sense that he appears to age from 10-17 THAT quickly. And after the two-year Time Skip, it's even weirder; now he looks older than the 19 year old Luffy, appearing to be about 21-24.
    • Overall, this could could be justified by the laws of the One Piece world, however. Humans don't follow the same growth patterns nor DNA patterns as real humans do; several adult characters in One Piece were shown as normal sized 10 year olds only to grow to be 8+ feet s adults, such as Crocodile and Doflamingo; Gekko Moriah was even shown completely average sized as a child only to grow to 22 foot 7 as an adult! Like Oda said, Coby just may have had some insane, yet normal growth spurt.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives an absolutely epic one to the bloodthirsty Marines who are letting the casualties pile up during the war with the Whitebeard pirates, stopping the entire war for the duration. Nearly gets him vaporized by Akainu after the act.
  • Worthy Opponent: Now that he's managed to become a Marine, his new goal is to become this to Luffy. He still has quite a ways to go.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Besides having pink hair and having his old glasses inconspicuously perched on his forehead, he looks completely different after training with Garp.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Coby has pink hair.

    (Former) Captain "Axe-Hand" Morgan 

Other Marine Officers

    Lieutenant Commander Helmeppo

Voiced by: Kouichi Nagano (JP), Sean Schemmel (EN, 4Kids), Troy Baker (EN, Funi, episode 2-3), Mike McFarland (EN, Funi, episode 68+), Luis Alfonso Padilla (Latin American Spanish)

Helmeppo was a coward who hid behind his father's wealth and power. Having a father who was powerful and greatly feared, he came to shun other people and see them as lower then himself. Whenever someone disagreed with him, he'd threaten to tell his father on them and have them killed. He thought his father also cared about him, until his father hit him after he gave him a order to kill Luffy who had punched him.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a marine officer's coat after the timeskip. Notably, he's one of the only marines who actually wears his coat rather than donning it as a Coat Cape.
  • Badass Normal: Not to the extent of Coby, but he has managed to go from a cabin boy to a Lieutenant Commander in a very short amount of time, and has all of the talent being able to do so suggests.
  • Berserk Button: Though a minor one, he is pretty upset by the fact that neither Luffy or Zoro, both of whom he put through a lot of trouble, recognize him despite his attempts to remind them.
  • Can't Catch Up: Afraid that he's going to lose out to Coby, especially after he learns that Coby has spontaneously developed Haki.
  • Cool Shades: After he leveled up, signifying his newfound badassary.
  • Dual Wielding: His favored weapons are a pair of large kukri knives.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He bullies people and acts like an ass, but he would never murder a kid (even when he's literatelly holding a gun to a kid's head, he's shaking and ultimately can't go through with it). Probably why he eventually has a...
  • Face of a Thug: His small, beady eyes make him look like a haughty thug at all times, even when he's acting genuinely decently. This is likely the reason why he covers them with a visor at almost all times after concretely making his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Started out a villainous spoiled brat, but after being taken under Garp's wing along with Coby he became a good guy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Coby.
  • Kick the Dog: In his first appearance, he orders a marine soldier to throw a little girl over a high wall just because she's tresspassing. Turns into a sort of retroactive Pet the Dog when it's revealed that his fathers' orders would have called for the girl's execution, child or not.
  • Kukris Are Kool: Zoro even remarks on his choice of weapon when they fight.
  • Nice Hat: Has one after the time skip.
  • Overlord Jr.: Started out as this.
  • Princely Young Man: The Spoiled Brat type.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Although he later changed his ways.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Has grown to become the more reserved and sensible part of the duo he forms with Coby.
  • Smug Snake: Originally was this, until he...
  • Took a Level in Badass: Along with Coby.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Being reduced to a mere cabin boy enabled him to learn some much needed humility.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Got over this issue with his and Coby's cover mini-arc, when his father kidnapped him, and Helmeppo stood up to him and showed him up for the bastard he truly is.
  • You Don't Look Like You: He looks completely different after becoming a Petty Officer, to the point where Luffy and Zoro don't have any idea who he is after meeting him for the first time afterwards. His Cool Shades, which cover up his distinct eyes, are a major contributor to this.

    Commander Donquixote Rocinante 

Low-ranked Marines

    Seaman Recruit Jango
Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (JP), Pete Zarustica (EN, 4Kids), Kenny Green (EN, Funi), Carlos Íñigo (Latin American Spanish)

Originally Kuro's first mate for the Black Cat Pirates, he joined the Marines after Luffy defeated his former Captain.

  • Almighty Janitor: Though less than "Almighty", he is far tougher than a typical Seaman recruit, as he was formerly a high-ranking pirate (as far as East Blue pirates go, anyway). He is still quite weak, however, as he was unable to withstand Luffy's outburst of Conqueror's Haki.
  • Badass Longcoat: Back when he was in the Black Cat Pirates, he wore a long trench coat. He loses it after becoming a marine.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: As a Marine, he and Fullbody have mutual fondness for both dancing and Captain Hina that occasionally gets in the way of their missions. Hina just manages to put up with it, though.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: In his cover story, he uses the confusion of a sudden pirate attack to escape capture from Fullbody. However, when the pirates gain the upper hand by taking a hostage, he comes back to help his new friend Fullbody out.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: His love for disco and tendency to hypnotize himself by accident make him a pretty strange character.
  • Day in the Limelight: Is the focus of one of the specials.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Pirates and Marines have a broad variety of members in terms of morality. His views on justice aren't easy to pin down, only that he's still opposing the Straw Hat pirates.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Somewhat subverted. Even though he switched sides to the Marines following Kuro's defeat, he's still on a side that opposes the Straw Hat Pirates.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Fullbody.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Hina, though he doesn't seem to mind.
  • Hypno Fool: He accidently hypnotizes himself repeatedly.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Kicks off his onscreen introduction as a Marine by stating that he hates pirates. Fullbody is quick to point out that he used to be one himself.
  • Nice Hat: Wore a top hat when he was a member of the Black Cats. As a marine, he starts wearing a fisherman's cap.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Very obviously based off of the King of Pop.
  • Rings of Death: He uses the same discs the uses to hypnotize people as throwing weapons.
  • Silly Walk: Moonwalk à la Michael Jackson.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is sometimes spelled "Django" in translations.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Doesn't even try to hide that he joined Hina out of an infatuation with her.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Heart-shaped sunglasses, to be exact. He even has heart-shaped eyes.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He's hardly very imposing physically, but his hypnotism is highly effective.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Threatens to do this to get Kaya to sign the will.

    Seaman Recruit Fullbody
Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (JP), Tom Wayland (EN, 4Kids), John Burgmeier (EN, Funi), Alejandro Vargas Lugo (Latin American Spanish)

Introduced as Marine Lieutenant "Iron-Fist Fullbody" with a fondness for beautiful women and drinking fine wine, he also served to show off the abilities of a newly introduced Sanji by provoking him until finally receiving an epic ass-kicking.

In events unrelated to his encounter with the Straw Hats, Fullbody is later demoted to a Seaman Recruit, and he, along with his new friend Jango, join up with Captain Hina.

  • Almighty Janitor: Though "Almighty" is a bit of a strong word for him, he is considerably tougher than his current rank would imply. It helps that Hina seems to treat him as if he still had his old rank, giving him duo missions with Jango against entire pirate forces, giving him his own ship to command, and basically treating him and Jango as Co-Dragons. His ability to withstand Luffy's Conqueror's Haki without a problem means that he was close enough to Luffy in power at the time to be able to resist it, which is a highly impressive feat.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: A sort of subversion, as he's way tougher than an average Seaman Recruit, but because he used to be a Lieutenant. However, it is also implied that he's much tougher than he was back when he was a Lieutenant.
  • Bishōnen: Back when he was a Lieutenant, he was a slim, handsome man who worked very hard to cultivate an image for himself as an Officer and a Gentleman. Completely gone after getting demoted, where he has gained a substantial amount of muscle, has a much scruffier appearance and no longer bothers pretending to be refined.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Post-demotion, he seems to have become this.
  • Break the Haughty: His entire first appearance.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He and Jango have mutual fondnesses for both dancing and Captain Hina that occasionally gets in the way of their missions. Hina just manages to put up with it, though.
  • Character Development: Introduced as a haughty and arrogant man who was more obsessed with maintaining his image as a Cultured Badass than actually doing his job. After meeting Jango and getting demoted, he no longer seems to care what other people think of him, and freely acts like a crass goofball at all times. Shifting his focus away from his image has also allowed him to become both stronger and a more likable guy as a result.
  • Closer to Earth: While he enjoys screwing around with Jango, he is consistently shown to be the more rational and restrained half of the duo.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: His cover story proves that the Straw Hats aren't the best barometers of determining which Marines are competent (as they are all monstrously strong). He proves himself extremely dedicated to his job when it counts (and actually seems to value civilian lives much more than other Marines), and is more than capable of kicking ass. After joining with Hina, he and Jango take over fully-manned pirate ships completely on their own.
    • In the manga, he easily beats down Yosaku and Johnny in his introductory scene, but it was cut from the anime.
  • Cultured Badass: At least preferred to give off the image of one in his first appearance. One trick he was shown to use was to give a restaurant instructions to serve a specific wine, so he can pretend to identify it by wine tasting. However, Sanji saw through this and served him something else entirely.
    • He drops this image completely after being demoted, though.
  • Extremity Extremist: As his title would imply, he fights exclusively with punches.
  • Foil: To Sanji. Both are introduced at the same time and are portrayed as thinking of themselves as being gentleman despite their crass and rude personalities. The difference is that while Sanji genuinely is suave, cultured and chivalrous in spite of his unruly nature, Fullbody simply rigs situations to make himself appear to be more sophisticated than he actually is. In addition, both are Extremity Extremist, but while Sanji only fights with his feet, Fullbody favors his fists. The parallels are lessened considerably after Fullbody gets demoted, as he no longer makes any attempts at looking like a gentleman.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Voluntarily accepts a demotion to Seaman Recruit rather than allow his new friend Jango to be convicted for being a pirate.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jango.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Hina, though he doesn't seem to mind that his affection isn't reciprocated.
  • Jerk Ass: His first appearance, though to keep appearances he seemed to try and keep it mostly hidden.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At times. While he is kind of a dick, he's not corrupt and legitimately cares about protecting civilians.
  • Meaningful Name: He's introduced as a self-styled wine connoisseur.
  • Nice Hat: Wears the standard marines cap after getting demoted.
  • Nice to the Waiter: He wasn't. Unfortunately for him, the waiter had a Hair-Trigger Temper and was completely capable of giving at least as good as he got. Oh, and he wasn't a waiter.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: Attempted to give himself this persona back when he was a Lieutenant, but got called out on faking it by Sanji. After being stripped of his officer position, he stops trying to seem like a gentleman.
  • Rank Up: Inverted, he got ranked down after he tried to make the other Marines consider not capturing his new friend Jango.
  • Red Baron: "Iron-Fist" Fullbody. After joining Hina's crew, he upgrades to "Double Iron-Fist" Fullbody.
  • Series Continuity Error: A filler scene in the anime shows that he fell out of grace with the Marines after the events of the Baratie, and got Reassigned to a shitty-fleet-in-the-ass-end-of-nowhere. However, his cover story in the manga indicates that his position with the Marines remained unchanged right up until his demotion all the way down to Seaman Recruit.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wore a crisp white suit when he first appeared to go with his phony gentleman persona.
  • Smug Snake: In his first appearance. Completely gone after being demoted.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Doesn't even try to hide that he joined Hina out of an infatuation with her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Though he hasn't been shown fighting anyone personally since joining Hina, his tougher-looking appearance and upgraded nickname indicates that he has in fact done this.
    • Unlike Jango and pretty much half of the remaining mooks present at Marineford, he actually managed to withstand Luffy's outburst of Conquerors' Haki just fine. A number of the Marines knocked out by the Haki were also wearing uniform coats, which typically indicates an officer; Fullbody was able to resist despite being (technically) only an enlisted man.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After getting the crap kicked out of him by Sanji and abandoning his attempts at appearing refined, he reveals himself to be a legitimately decent guy with an admirable sense of justice.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Looks almost completely different after getting demoted to a recruit, with only his pink hair, tan skin and scar identifying him as the same character.


    Dr. Vegapunk

A mysterious scientist who, despite having yet to make an appearance, is a huge figure in the One Piece world. Acclaimed as a genius 500 years ahead of his time, he is the designer of the Pacifista series and various other key inventions. According to Oda, he is also the one person in the series who knows the true nature of Devil Fruits.
  • Awesome McCool Name: "Vegapunk" is a pretty kickass name, especially for a non-combatant.
  • Evil Genius: Well, he IS working for the World Government, but we can't be too sure that he's "evil" yet. After all, he agreed with installing in Kuma the one mission to protect the Thousand Sunny, a Pirate Ship, and his first inventions aimed to help his home island, so he might be more neutral than evil.
    • This seems to be played with. Not only is he beloved in his home town (and was known for making inventions to help them), but he actually kicked Caesar Clown out of the government science squad for unethical behavior. This would imply that he's probably not evil at all.
  • Frame-Up: In his past, he was set up by rival scientist Caesar Clown to take the fall for the Punk Hazard incident. He publically took responsability so that the world goverment could investigate and arrest Caesar.
  • The Ghost: He's mentioned several times at major plot points, but has yet to make an official appearance.
  • Mr. Exposition: Being the only man who understands certain aspects of the One Piece world, he's hinted to eventually fill this role.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: He's been stated to study everything, from battleships to human cells. He seems to be especially well versed in technology and Devil Fruits; hell, he knows what Devil Fruits really are.
  • One-Man Industrial Revolution: The guy is good enough to be considered at least 500 years ahead of current technology.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist: Responsible for truly bizarre inventions and discoveries, such as having weapons "eat" Devil Fruits, turning Kuma into a cyborg, then making an army of cyborgs based on Kuma, which use Frickin' Laser Beams based on Kizaru's Glint-Glint Fruit ability, and turning the animals of his island into cyborgs. However, he is the pride and joy of his home island. It is also said when he was young, his heart always longed to make his island better and warm from the freezing cold. So, he started to create a massive device for this very purpose, albeit unfinished.
    • A flashback of Caesar's showed that, while he covered up most of Caesar's immoral experiments from the World Government, he refused to make a weapon of mass destruction or kidnap children to make them into super soldiers (something Caesar would do later on). Eventually he got fed up with Caesar and fired him from his staff.
    • At least according to Yonji in Totland arc, Vegapunk used to belong to an independent research team along with Yonji's father; they basically managed to find the nature of human life itself and manipulate it. The World Government thought that No Man Should Have This Power and arrested Vegapunk, leaving the other members of the group (including Judge) to their own ways. It also raises the question, how voluntary his "cooperation" with the WG is at all.
  • Schizo Tech: He's the source of quite a bit of it.
  • Shrouded in Myth: We know very little about that guy, other than a few details we get via flashbacks and word of mouth.

Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (JP), Joel McDonald (EN)

The Pacifista are a series of Human Weapons developed by Marine head scientist Dr. Vegapunk. They are cyborgs built in the mold of the Warlord of the Sea Bartholomew Kuma, who was the prototype for the project. As stated by Sentomaru, the funds required for the construction of just one Pacifista are roughly equal to that of a Marine-issued battleship.

Sentomaru noted that after the timeskip period, PX-5 and PX-7 were outdated models from two years ago, meaning that the Pacifista project has been updated and modified.
  • Artificial Human: They're made from corpses and are completely mechanical on the inside.
  • Degraded Boss: They're nowhere as strong as PX-0 (Bartholomew Kuma), who had managed to curbstomp the entire Straw Hat crew in the previous arc and whose appearance and cyborg abilities they copy. This is most likely because they lack Kuma's own Devil Fruit ability, which is admittedly overpowered even by the series' standards.
  • Expy: They're very similar to the T-800. Luffy even defeats one in a similar vein to T-800.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Their signature weapon. They can fire them from either their hands or their mouths.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Pre-Time Skip, they were a subversion. Post is a different story.
  • Nice Hat: Just like Kuma's.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: They are made of a substance harder than steel and as a result, can take staggering amounts of damage before breaking down.
  • The Quiet One: They're capable of speech but seldom do so.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Their lenses glow red when they're about to strike.
  • Robot Me: Of Bartholomew Kuma.
  • Say My Name: What they do when they see a criminal.
  • So Last Season: They're defeated very easily after the Time Skip. Luffy destroyed one in a single punch while Zoro and Sanji defeated the other. It should be noted however that those particular models WERE outdated.
  • Spot the Imposter: The Straw Hats mistake one for the real Kuma; after they defeat it, however, they realize it's a fake.
  • Stat-O-Vision/Robo Cam: Their eyes act as a targeting sytem that states the name and bounty of the target.
  • The Worf Effect: When the Straw Hats were last together before the time skip, they exhausted themselves taking out just one. Post Time Skip, Luffy casually destroys one while Sanji and Zoro quickly destroy another and argue over whose attack was responsible.
  • You Are Number 6: Each unit has "PX-" and a number printed on their necks.

Alternative Title(s): One Piece-The Marines