Recap: One Piece Whiskey Peak Arc
The two suspicious people the Straw Hats have picked up in the last arc , Ms. Wednesday and Mr. 9, lead the crew to an island that welcomes them with open arms. But amiss the partying and celebration, something doesn't seem quite right about the inhabitants.
Whiskey Peak Arc
has the following tropes
- Balloon Belly: Luffy stuffs himself to ridiculous proportions and gains this. This becomes a plot point during Zoro's battle with the bounty hunters.
- Big Bad: Miss All Sunday though she turns out to be an Enigmatic Minion.
- Bowdlerise: Miss Wednesday's dress was changed to be a bit less erotic in the anime.
- Boxed Crook: Mr. 0 aka Sir. Crocodile is one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, pirates endorsed by the World Government to fight pirates, and protect territories. Subverted in that Vivi tells the Straw Hats that his plan is to tear apart her country, for whatever mysterious end. This obviously means his aims are not line with the WG.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Zoro versus 100 bounty hunters. Guess who wins?
- Cool Shades: Worn by the Unluckies, the intelligence gatherers/Team Pets of Baroque Works; Mr. 13 is an otter, while Miss Friday is a vulture.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Zoro vs a whole army of bounty hunters. He comes out of it without a scratch. And to bring it home, he had a drinking contest the night before.
- Luffy and Zoro vs. Miss Valentine and Mr. 5. Heck, they wanted to get that over with, so that they could fight each other!
- Enigmatic Minion: Miss All Sunday. Exaggerated in her case as Vivi mentions she was aware of her and Igaram's infiltration, and helped her, but also was the one who ordered Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine to eliminate her. Then she hands her the Eternal Pose to Alabasta...only for Luffy to break it. She also leaves without any hostility towards the Straw Hats, only for her to seemingly kill Igaram by blowing up his ship.
- Epic Fail: Ms. Wednesday's "battle" with Zoro. She hops on Carue, brings out a pair of weapons which seem to be sharp jewels on wires called "Peacock Slashers" which she spins with her pinky. Carue, with Ms. Wednesday charges at the swordsman, Zoro sidesteps out of the way, while they're heading straight for a building.
- Establishing Character Moment: Vivi is shown to be an Iron Woobie as shown as she sees Igaram's ship blow up, with her biting her bottom lip, clenching her fists very tightly and giving a Thousand-Yard Stare. Nami notices this and becomes very sympathetic towards her. The two form a close sisterly bond after this.
- Face Palm of Doom: Zoro does this to Ms. Monday.
- Five-Bad Band:
- Genre Blind: Luffy, really badly. He wakes up, sees that Zoro's had to kick the ass of everyone, and given the Balloon Belly trope, he doesn't notice how perilously close it is to To Serve Man (it wasn't that grim, but still, he should have been very suspicious). Zoro and Nami at least have the excuse that they have an inhumanly high tolerance to alcohol, and faked it to see what the islanders do.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Mr. 0/Sir Crocodile...initially.
- Horse of a Different Color: Ms. Wednesday's/Vivi's pet duck Carue, which is large enough so that she can ride on it. Unfortunately, it isn't very bright...
- Ignored Enemy: Miss Valentine and Mr. 5. In fact, when they start reminding Zoro and Luffy they're here trying to take them out, the latter tell them to get out of their way, and easily beat them up.
- I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You: Vivi decides not to tell the Strawhats who Mr. 0 is, fearing for their safety. However...
- Island With A Dark Secret
- Let's You and Him Fight: Zoro and Luffy get in a inconclusive fight after Luffy finds out Zoro beat everyone in town up, not knowing of the town's true plans for the group (Luffy later says he thought Zoro beat everyone up because he didn't like their food).
- My Eyes Are Up Here: Averted with Vivi's outfit for most of the time, which actually draws attention to her boobs. As noted above, the anime changed the circle motif (which, aside from highlighting the breasts, also served to hypnotize the target after a fashion) with a less alluring striped one.
- Never Gets Drunk: Zoro and Nami reveal their ability to hold their liquor in this arc. A good thing too, as it prevents an ambush from bounty hunters.
- Nice Hat: Miss All Sunday, and her pet tortoise, Banchi, both wear cowboy hats.
- One-Man Army: Zoro shows us exactly why he's a former pirate hunter.
- Poor Communication Kills: Later shown to be a bad habit of Vivi's: It wouldn't hurt to mention the Unluckies, especially so you don't get situations like Nami complementing them for drawing great pictures of them for their group's hit-list!
- Reverse Mole: Miss Wednesday aka Princess Vivi of Alabasta and Mr. 8 aka Igaram, Defense Minister of Alabasta.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Vivi infiltrated the very organization that is causing chaos in her country. Even more impressive is the fact she's in her mid-teens, and kept it up for two years.
- Scary Black Man and Woman: Ms. Monday and Mr. 5.
- Shout-Out: One of the bounty hunters is wielding the Ten Powers sword.
- Sinister Shades: Mr. 5.
- Smoking Is Cool: Miss All Sunday's pet tortoise, Banchi.
- Spanner in the Works: The only Straw Hats that the Unluckies didn't draw a picture of are Usopp and Sanji, which the latter takes advantage of in the following arcs...
- Team Pet: Vivi's pet duck Carue becomes one for the Straw Hats, while the Unluckies are one for Baroque Works.
- Token Good Teammates: Mr. 9 and Miss Monday are revealed to have decent sides to them as the Power of Friendship was enough to get them to help Vivi when her cover was blown.
- Thirteen Is Unlucky: No better example of this trope than The Unluckies — Mr. 13 and Miss Friday — who sketch pictures of the Straw Hat Pirates, then fly off. Vivi knows what this means and tells them that now they're on the Baroque Works hitlist. Worse, the Straw Hats, whose captain has a 30 million Beri bounty are up against a government-sponsored pirate who previously had a bounty of over 80 million Beri. Nami was not amused. Luffy and Zoro, on the other hand, were.
- Turtle Power: Miss All Sunday rides on a giant tortoise named Banchi as her means of transportation.
- The Reveal: Miss Wednesday is really a Princess of a Desert Kingdom.
- The Unfought: Miss All Sunday.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: Vivi got as far as learning that the mastermind behind Baroque Works' plan is called "Operation: Utopia", and it gave the impression that he wanted to tear apart the kingdom of Alabasta to build one. However, Vivi suspects the real purpose behind Operation: Utopia has nothing to do with this trope. She is correct.
- The Woman Behind The Man: Miss All Sunday to all the Baroque Works agents in Whiskey Peak in general, and Mr. 5 in particular.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: A nun and child pair of bounty hunters try this on Zoro. He doesn't fall for it (though was nice enough to knock them out with the blunt end of his sword).
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Miss Wednesday/Vivi Nefertari.
- Younger than She Looks: Would you believe that Miss Wednesday is actually a teenage girl?