Trivia / One Piece

General Trivia

  • The Marine that Jango hypnotized into thinking that he had captured Captain Kuro went on to become Captain Axe Hand Morgan, one of the first villains in the series.
  • Whitebeard's full name is Edward Newgate. Blackbeard's full name is Marshall D. Teach. If you take Whitebeard's first name and Blackbeard's last name, you get Edward Teach, which is the historical Blackbeard's real name. On a related note, Oda has stated the discovery of one of Blackbeard's ships was what inspired him to make a manga about pirates.
    • Thatch, Whitebeard's 4th Division Commander, and the guy who Blackbeard killed for the Dark-Dark Fruit (Yami Yami no Mi), is based on an alias the real-life Blackbeard used.
  • The way Luffy activates Gear Third, by putting a thumb in his mouth, biting into the joints, and blowing to inflate his arm's bones, is visually similar to one of the more common ways Popeye the Sailor would bulk up after eating spinach.
    • Given that Franky's character design is 50% Popeye with 50% Jim Carrey, this was likely intentional.
    • His Gear Fourth activation is similar to Eren Yaeger biting down on his arm to activate his Titan from Attack on Titan.
  • In one SBS column for Volume 56, Oda answered where each of the Straw Hats would live in the real world:
    • Luffy: Brazil
    • Zoro: Japan
    • Nami: Sweden
    • Usopp: Africa
    • Sanji: France
    • Chopper: Canada
    • Robin: Russia
    • Franky: America
    • Brook: Austria.
  • Gecko Moria is the tallest (22'8") and oldest (48) out of the original Warlords of the Sea, while Hancock is both the youngest (29) and shortest (6'3").
    • After the time-skip, Trafalgar Law's 26 makes him the youngest Warlord. Although Buggy the Clown's height has never been revealed, he is known to be only slightly taller than Luffy's 5'8½", making him easily the shortest Warlord.
  • One Piece was originally only supposed to run for 5 years. Oda has admitted that one of the reason it has become such a Long Runner (passing such luminaries as Dragon Ball and InuYasha) is that he simply enjoys writing it.
  • Oda based the concept of One Piece on a vision of manliness, since Dragon Ball already did everything a kid could be happy about.
  • At 345 Million copies sold, One Piece is the best selling Manga in the world.
  • Not many people know of Singapore's English dub, done by Odex. Not even Singaporeans. Mainly due to the fact that it only did the first 104 episodes. Even fewer people know that Odex got their license before 4Kids Entertainment did.
  • Contrary to what some believe, the word "Nakama" CAN and DOES translate to English quite easily. The direct translation is "comrade". It can also mean "crew(mate)", or "friend", or True Companions, or "bosom buddies", or etc., even if those words aren't as exact a match as "comrade" is. In short, if anyone tries to say that "Nakama" is a special word that cannot (and must not) be translated, they're either unaware of that or lying.
  • The character of Cat Viper was based on a song that Brook's voice actor had made up, called "Let's go see the Cat Viper". It impressed Oda so much that he decided to include the character and the song in the series (Brook can be heard singing the song at a few points in the Zou arc).

Trivia Tropes:

  • Accidentally Correct Writing: Shortly after the flashback about Corazon, Doflamingo's brother who wears a black version of his iconic pink coat, scientists discovered this.
  • Acclaimed Flop: In the U.S. and Latin America; in Japan, it is by far the most popular franchise since Dragon Ball. Part of this is because One Piece is far more "cartoonish" than other popular anime franchises such as Naruto or Bleach (which seems to be a turn off to some of the hardcore set thinking it a children-oriented series). The other part is that the first attempt to have One Piece breach American audiences was the 4Kids dub, which alienated quite a few potential fans and naysayers for years — only now, almost a decade after 4Kids dropped the license, has the franchise managed to recover from the blow and gain a solid foothold in America.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • In the dub, Jabra (voiced by Phil Parsons) yells about how there's no way Lucci's power level can be right.
    • When Sabo is introduced in the anime, the character is voiced by Junko Takeuchi, famous for her role as Naruto. What do they do in their third episode together? Eat ramen, obviously.
      • A later episode shows him using a fishing rod in battle, referencing Takeuchi's role as Gon.
      Franky: Pirates Docking Six! Super Combination! YATTE YARUZE!
  • Adored by the Network: Done for Toonami in the United States. When the show's infamous 4Kids dub switched over from 4Kids TV to Toonami's lineup, it brought in favorable ratings for the early teenager demographic. When the 4Kids dub reached its end, Funimation produced the dub and the series became a favorite all the way to the end.
  • Ascended Fanon: A Running Gag in the SBS Question Corner is that Oda will instantly accept any birthday fans try to give to a character. Even his own birthday.
  • Author Existence Failure: Quite a few Japanese and English voice actors have died over the course of the anime's broadcast.
    • Kazuyuki Sogabe, the original voice of Ben Beckman, was diagnosed with cancer and he retired after that, so Aruno Tahara took over for his later appearances. Sogabe later died from the disease in 2006.
    • Mihawk's VA Takeshi Aono suffered a stroke in 2010 and Hirohiko Kakegawa voiced Mihawk for all later appearances. Complications from Aono's stroke would later take his life in 2012.
    • Ginzo Matsuo, Smoker's original voice actor, died of cancer in 2001. Mahito Oba would replace him as the voice of Smoker.
    • Daisuke Gori, the voice actor for Dorry, Rockstar and Jimbei, committed suicide in 2010. Katsuhisa Hoki replaced him as the voice of Jimbei.
    • Takkou Ishimori, Sengoku's VA, passed away from heart failure in 2013 and Toru Okawa voiced him in his Time Skip appearances.
    • Koji Yada, Zeff's original VA, died of chronic renal failure in 2014, so Ben Hiura replaced him for his later appearances.
    • Chikao Ohtsuka, Gold Roger's VA from the very beginning, passed away from ischemic heart failure in January 2015, so a new voice actor will replace him for further appearances.
    • Kazunari Tanaka, who provided the voice for Talaran, Avalo Pizarro, Brownbeard, Manboshi and Blackback, died in October 2016 due to intracerebral hemorrhage.
    • Jerry Russell, the English VA for Crocus, died in 2013 from surgery complications, and he was later replaced by Burl Procter.
    • Cole Brown, Blackbeard's English VA, passed away in November 2016, his new voice actor has yet to be announced.
    • Ed Blaylock, Sengoku's voice actor in the dub, passed away in April 2017 of cancer and he will also be replaced.
    • Hiromi Tsuru, the voice of Shakky, died in 2017 of aortic aneurysm, so she will be replaced for further appearances.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: After twenty years, you'd better believe it. This Wordpress post should tell you all you'll need to know.
  • Casting Gag: The Straw Hats' Japanese voice actors voiced the Fake Straw Hats in the Return to Sabaody Arc.
  • Channel Hop: The (first) American dub from Fox to Cartoon Network. The series got higher ratings on Toonami, and they aired the remaining episodes of the 4Kids dub after 4Kids TV stopped airing it and let the license expire. Then Funimation picked it up and gave it a second dub that continued to air (although Cartoon Network still cancelled it, despite improving ratings). It's got a second chance with Toonami when they resurrected on [adult swim]. Though ultimately was cancelled on that block as well due to a variety of factors. It's unknown if the series will try again for a network broadcast.
  • Creator Breakdown: Apparently, the whole thing with Gold Roger, Ace, and Rouge was because Oda was worried about his new baby being born.
  • Creator Couple:
    • Travis Willingham, who voices Ace in the Funimation dub, is the husband of Laura Bailey, who voiced Isoka and Conis. They married four years after Funimation began dubbing the series.
    • Yuko Kobayashi, the voice actress for Kyuin, is the wife of Mitsuaki Hoshino, Magellan's actor.
  • Creator's Favorite: Luffy, Gaimon, and Buggy, for Eiichiro Oda.
  • Crossdressing Voices:
    • Everyone who's voiced Luffy and Chopper in the original and both dubs. Averted in the Singaporean English dub (done by Odex) where Luffy is voiced by Chuck Powers.
    • Sentomaru, with the result that the axe-toting sumo sounds like an old lady who smokes like a chimney. The dissonance is pretty wild, but at the same time works pretty well. It's averted in the Funimation English dub, where he's voiced by Greg Ayres.
  • The Danza: One of the oddest cases of this trope due to how rare the name is, Ryunosuke, the awkward-looking dragon created by Kanjuro, is voiced by Ryunosuke Yamaguchi.
  • Development Gag: The titles of chapters 1 and 601, as well as the fifteenth anime opening, "We Go", use the phrase "Romance Dawn", which was the working title of One Piece.
  • Doing It for the Art: If Marty Adelstein didn't go to Universal Studios Japan's Premier Show and met with Oda and his editors, the live-action TV adaptation of One Piece would've never been made.
  • Dueling Dubs: There are three extant English dubs for this series.
    • First, Odex Enterprises, who was hired for Animax, made a dub in 2003 for the Asian market; it lasted 104 episodes and was as is typical for Animax extremely close to the Japanese script, maybe too close. It was also infamous for constantly switching out actors (Nami alone had three different voices by the time it was done).
    • Next, 4Kids Entertainment dubbed it in 2004 for the North American market, which aired in the U.S. on 4Kids TV and eventually moved to Toonami on Cartoon Network. It technically covered the first 142 episodes, but the massive amount of censorship reduced that count to about 104. This dub may be the best-known to casual fans, but due to its extreme unpopularity with the dedicated fanbase and the 4Kids naysayers, it is increasingly difficult to find clips of it online. The internet hivemind seems absolutely determined to purge it from existence.
    • Eventually, Funimation redubbed the series beginning in mid-2007 and stopping in late-2010 but restarting in 2012 and still in production as of 2017. The dub covers over 540 episodes (including the Time Skip) and is a faithful translation of the original.
  • Dueling Shows: With Naruto, Bleach and Fairy Tail. Along with One Piece, the former two are often referred to as the "big three" of Shonen. Now both the other two have concluded (Naruto has moved into a sequel, Boruto, essentially starting from the ground up again, and Bleach may or may not stay finished due to Tite Kubo being uncertain about what to do with the current ending after a bout of poor health and subsequently trying to wrap things up as quickly as he could), One Piece is basically "the Big One" (Fairy Tail, while popular in itself, and now also finished, just doesn't have the same history behind it).
    • My Hero Academia enjoyed breakout popularity that has slowly caused it to gain ground beside One Piece.
  • Executive Meddling:
    • All Supernovas who were introduced in Sabaody Archipelago arc exist because of this trope. Oda had already planned the general outline of the arc, but his editor said that it needed more content to spice things up. A mere three hours later, Oda had created nine new character designs and drawn a rough draft for a new manga chapter.
    • When 4Kids acquired the license to the anime, they didn't want anything to do with it. However, Toei forced them to dub it until 4Kids could drop the license.
  • Fandom Nod: The published lists of questions answered by the creator. Sometimes serious answers that add to canon, mostly humorous ones that... don't.
    • Also, when Luffy's Gum-Gum Gatling was voted the most popular attack of the series, its upgrade, Jet Gatling, was used to defeat the next Dragon-in-Chief.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Big Mom is also called Big Mama by some fans, a bit of a Mondegreen of her title.
    • Some fans like to call Zeo, one of the New Fishman Pirates, "Evil Zoidberg", due to the fact that he kinda looks like him.
    • Rayleigh Silvers, since it has a pretty nice ring to it.
    • Jimbei fans often call him Jinbae, a term of romantic endearment.
    • MANSOPP (all caps, no exceptions) for post-Time Skip Usopp. Following the label Doflamingo gives him during the Dressrosa Arc, this got upgraded to GODSOPP.
    • The crew that impersonates the Straw Hats after the Time Skip are referred to collectively as the Flawhats.
    • Sabuto. Sabo the character... plus Naruto's voice actress.
    • The alliance between Luffy and Law and their crews is frequently referred to as the Lawffy Alliance or the StrawHeart alliance, with the Heart and Straw Hat crewmembers collectively called the StrawHearts.
    • Throughout the Dressrosa Arc, a lot of characters with long names are given in-universe nicknames. Most notable are Doffy/Mingo (Doflamingo) and Cabbage (Cavendish). Naturally, the fanbase refers to these characters by their nicknames any chance they can get.
    • Fans have started calling the Vinsmoke children the "Eyebrow Rangers" due to their color-coded titles, high-tech weapons and suits, numbered outfits, and the fact that there would have been five if Sanji hadn't left.
  • Follow the Leader: One Piece was heavily influenced by Dragon Ball.
  • God-Created Canon Foreigner: Eiichiro Oda himself is behind the story and character design of Movie 10 and has officially stated in the movie artbook that it is Canon for both the anime and the manga.
  • I Knew It!:
    • It was speculated among the fandom for many years that Ace and Luffy were not blood related, despite a remarkable physical resemblance and matching personality traits. Eventually, this was confirmed, but then the Wham Episode came when Oda revealed who Ace's actual blood family was.
    • Was that Dragon and his revolutionaries skulking in the port the night after Sabo's boat got blown up? Yes it was, and Sabo is alive, has signed on with the revolutionaries, and is absolutely badass, just as predicted.
    • There were numerous fan predictions and fake spoilers of Blackbeard showing up with the Level Six prisoners during Whitebeard's war on the Marines. Sure enough, he did, but not when they thought, him stealing Whitebeard's power and with Avaro Pizaro either.
    • There was speculation that Charlotte Pudding, Big Mom's daughter and Sanji's arranged fiancee wasn't as nice as they seemed, despite helping the Strawhats get to Sanji's location and the appearance of two of her sisters who were in perfectly arranged marriages and were willing to betray their colossal mother. It seemed to die down when they implied they were willing to die for the good guys, only to be revealed in the next chapter she was just pretending to be a nice girl and was evil all along (how evil? She tells Sanji's sister Reiju that she plans on killing the whole Vinsmoke family on Sanji's wedding day).
      • While on the subject, many fans had also speculated that Pudding was three-eyed girl who first appeared with Big Mom in Chapter 651. This was confirmed in Chapter 850.
    • Quite a few fans correctly guessed that there would be a live-action adaptation of One Piece.
  • Image Source: For quite a few pages, especially the anime:
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • 104 episodes (144 episodes in the original) of One Piece with the 4Kids dub aired from September 18, 2004 to September 22, 2007, a couple of months after Funimation picked up the license. On the initial American television airings and American DVD releasesnote , the 4Kids dub was intact on episodes #001-#104 (#001-#143) and #001-#052 (#001-#084). Re-releases of these particular episodes by Funimation were unedited and redubbed. Despite their ubiquity, it's becoming quite hard to find these days, especially since the DVDs of the first 52 episodes can be found cheap. So your best bet in finding the remaining 52 One Piece episodes with the 4Kids dub would be to trade with someone who recorded the show off of Cartoon Network during the aforementioned period it ran.
    • The same also holds true for Funimation's early dub when it aired from September 22, 2007 to March 15, 2008 on Toonami before the block's cancellation. On the American television airings, this early dub was intact on episodes #105-128 (#144-167). What makes these episodes so unique are as follows:
    Luffy (Original Dub): You know what, that was a lot of fun, but I don't think we should ever go back there again.
    Luffy (Redub): You know what, that place was pretty awesome, wasn't it?
    • Episode 438 to 460 episodes of the One Piece series with Norio Imamura as Ivankov aired from February 14 to August 1, 2010, before he was arrested for indecent explosure. Reruns and DVD releases have since replaced him with Mitsuo Iwata. Your best bet to getting the 22 episodes with Imamura as Ivankov would be to trade with someone who recorded the show off of Fuji Television during the aforementioned period in the run.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor:
    • Ryusei Nakao, despite playing the villainous Caesar Clown, is a nice and friendly person in real-life.
    • J. Michael Tatum voices the Skypiea arc's Big Bad Eneru in the Funimation dub, but he's a friendly person.
    • In contrast to playing the ruthless Vinsmoke Ichiji, Noriaki Sugiyama has a fondness for cats and is quite an affable man.
  • Milestone Celebration:
    • The Straw Hats finally get to the Grand Line in the 100th chapter of the manga. Oda had to severely truncate the Loguetown arc to make it so, however.
    • The Live-Action Adaptation of the series was announced just in time for the series' 20th anniversary.
  • Mis-blamed: Confirmed in an interview with Mark Kirk, a former vice president at 4Kids who knew what happened, but didn't have anything to lose by making it public. To date, no one has disputed what Kirk said.
    • Here's the story - Contrary to popular rumors by fans and the company's naysayers, 4Kids never actively sought to acquire the show. The real reason it landed in their hands was because Toei Animation desperately wanted to sell a license for their smash-hit cartoon to anyone who could air it on American TV. Thus, when 4Kids paid a visit to Toei with the intention of licensing Ultimate Muscle and Magical Do-Re-Mi, they wound up being handed the One Piece rights in addition to the two series they were shopping for. They never watched a single episode before agreeing to the deal, and as the masters rolled in, they became increasingly shocked at what they'd gotten themselves into Toei's infamous control-freaking over the series couldn't have helped.  The result of all this was extreme overreaction on 4Kids' part (even by their standards), which led to the most notorious anime Macekre since Sailor Moon.
    • Going further on the Mis-blamed line, it has been pointed out multiple times by multiple people in the industry that Toei approved every single alteration 4Kids made to One Piece. Changing a gun into a spring-controlled mallet... thing? Somebody at Toei approved that. Digitally altering Laboon into an easily-destroyed iceberg to completely skip a rather important dozen-plus episodes of plot simply to get to the "cute" character more quickly (and causing severe plot holes had the show run for much longer)? Yep, somebody at Toei signed off on that too. The "One Piece Rap"? A Toei exec... well you get the idea.
  • Missing Episode: Material was cut in the original version of the anime's 4Kids dub, mostly for violence, but sometimes smaller arcs were as well.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Commander Shepherd from one of the anime filler arcs. No relation to that other Commander Shepard.
    • An example in the same series: Scarlet, the perverted gorilla in Shiki's crew, and Scarlett, the former crown princess of Dressrosa and Rebecca's mother.
    • One member of the Usopp Pirates is a kid named Carrot, later on there's a Rabbit Mink that tags along with the Straw Hats named Carrot. The Japanese version averts this as Carrot is referred to as Ninjin but the English versions play this straight.
  • No Export for You: For a long time, One Piece was one of the more teeth grindingly annoying instances of the UK getting absolutely shafted by Toei. Six years after Funimation's dub began, Manga Entertainment finally acquired the series in 2013.
    • The roles were reversed somewhat a year later, when seven of the movies were released in the UK without any word of a US release to date.
    • Most of the movies and several of the TV specials haven't made it out of Japan.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: Oda takes pretty much any suggestion for a character's birthday... including his own.
  • Old Shame: Mark Kirk said that 4Kids' adaptation of the series was the worst thing that ever happened to the company. Eric Stuart has also publicly admitted that he wasn't happy with how their adaptation turned out.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Brownbeard was initially voiced by Yasuhiko Tokuyama, who was replaced by Kazunari Tanaka in later episodes.
    • Big Mom was voiced by Toshiko Fujita for her appearance in the Fishman Island arc, Mami Koyama replaced her for the Wholecake Island arc.
    • In the English dub, Helmeppo was voiced by Troy Baker for his initial appearances, but has since been voiced by head voice director, Mike McFarland, who also voices Buggy.
  • Playing Against Type: Mushul from the ninth movie. His voice actor is one of the most famous comedians in Japan, in his first voice role and as a villain to boot.
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • A female variation with Tia Ballard, who grew up watching One Piece during its glory days on Fox and Toonami.
    • Quite a few people from The One Piece Podcast worked on the anime series in the Funimation dub.
    • Marty Adelstein, the executive producer of the live-action TV series, is a longtime fan of the series.
  • Real-Life Relative: From the Funimation dub, Greg Ayres, who voiced Sentomaru and Cabaji, is the younger brother of Chris Ayres, the voice of Johnny and Mr. 11.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: In the Funimation dub, Ace and Luffy are voiced by Travis Willingham and Colleen Clinkenbeard, who prior to this show were most known for voicing Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Norio Imamura originally played the voice of Emporio Ivankov, the person his character design was based on. When he was arrested for showing off body art on the internet (which in Japan is considered indecent exposure), the role wound up being recast as a result, and Mitsuo Iwata took over, both for the later episodes and the DVD releases.
  • She Also Did: The sound designer and sound engineer for the 4Kids dub, Suzanne Goldish, would also go on to direct a few anime dubs with the L.A-based Studiopolis, including Bleach (episodes 268-366), K, Tiger & Bunny, and Sailor Moon (2014 re-dub).
  • Star-Derailing Role: This might have happened to David Moo after he voiced Sanji in the dub. His exaggerated and unfitting Brooklyn accent was ridiculed by even non-fans of the series, and became something of a symbol of the dub's hammy voice acting, strange treatment of the characters, or even 4Kids and bad dubbing in general. This is most likely to blame on the crazy voice direction causing even popular voice actors like Veronica Taylor to also turn in bad performances (Moo supposedly even disagreed with how he was asked to voice Sanji). Moo has since retired from voice acting and is now a bartender in Brooklyn. As such, he was the only main voice actor not to return for Slayers Revolution and Slayers Evolution-R, where he had originally voiced Xellos (although even in Slayers, an otherwise popular dub, Moo's performance was a bit polarizing). An interview with the Slayers voice director (Michael Sinterniklaas, who also took over the role) suggests that it was a decision made by the powers-that-be, and not a case of Moo leaving on his own. However, everyone else in the old One Piece dub still has at least some sort of career.
  • Stunt Casting: Ratchet, the Big Bad of the seventh film is played by SMAP member and Celebrity Voice Actor Goro Inagaki, who normally acts in live-action (and "sings", of course). His voice-acting is similarly understated.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • During the reunion arc, Nami and Usopp are hassled by the fake Straw Hats, all are voiced by the same voice actors of the real Straw Hats though their voices are changed around (fake Luffy's voice is Sanji's, fake Nami is Chopper's, etc)
    • As a result of Daisuke Gori's suicide in 2010, Jimbei's role is now played by Katsuhisa Hoki, who is also the voice of Gekko Moriah. This means in their fight in episode 468, Hoki is doing both voices.
  • Teasing Creator: Oda has made a career out of this trope, but his biggest moment is going on his scheduled one week break right after chapter 784, where he revealed the existence of Gear Fourth.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Sanji was originally supposed to be named Naruto, but the launch of the Naruto series in 1999 just before his introduction caused a necessary name-change (it does explain his swirly eyebrows).
    • At the beginning, Oda planned to make Hatchan a Squid Fishwoman named Marly Reed.
    • Preview showings of the 4Kids version at conventions apparently had a different opening, one that used the overall music of "We Are", but with English lyrics (similar to what Funimation would do once they got the series). It was uploaded to YouTube for all to see. Some people consider this English version of "We Are" better than Funimation's.
    • When Toei was shopping around for companies to dub One Piece into English, certain recording studios were asked to produce test episodes for Toei to view. One of the studios in the running to dub One Piece back in 2004 was Funimation, which was already working with Toei on Dragon Ball Z; they were originally considering Eric Vale as Luffy and Christopher Sabat as Helmeppo (hilariously enough, they would take on the roles of Sanji and Zoro, respectively). However, Funimation was not the only company Toei was considering they also apparently got a test dub from Blue Water Studios in Calgary, and there were plans for a test dub from Westwood Studios in Vancouver. Jillian Michaels (who voiced Shippo in InuYasha), once listed Nami on her resume. Unfortunately, all of those plans were nixed when Toei sold the license to 4Kids.
    • Daddy Masterson was originally going to appear in the manga, but Oda nixed the story so that the Straw Hats would leave for the Grand Line in the 100th chapter. Instead, Usopp just buys his goggles off-page and Masterson's story is only seen in the anime, and is thus considered filler by those who do not know this.
    • Originally, CP9 were going to be much different: Kalifa was a black-haired creepy woman, Jabra was a swordsman called Jakeen, instead of Kumadori there was a Gorilla-themed brute named Apollo, and Fukuro was actually well-muscled instead of being a fatso. Furthermore, the battle layout was different, and included Zoro vs Jakeen, Nami vs Fukuro, and Usopp against Blueno, amongst various things.
    • Oda mentions that he had intended to have Brook join the Straw Hats before Franky as he always intended for Brook to join the crew, meaning that Thriller Bark would've happened before Water Seven. However, because Kazuki Yao's performances as Jango and Bon Clay were so well liked, he created Franky and had him join before Brook.
    • In the Enies Lobby arc, one line from Luffy to Robin was considered but eventually unused: "Robin! Keep laughing! There's nothing to be afraid of! I'm with you!"
    • For the Dressrosa arc, Oda had nearly thirty other names options for Rebecca, like Violet, Girasole, Akiria, Noir, Iris, Isbell, Fabula, Russian, Laura, Helianthus, Seneca, Juvenalis, Vineyard, Lambda, Amazonia and Shalom. Some of those options were considered for meaning "sunflower" in other languages, while other options became the names of other characters, like Violet (Rebecca's aunt's alias) or Russian (Senor Pink's late wife).
  • The Wiki Rule: Here.
  • Word of God: Oda occasionally answers fan questions in a Q&A column, mostly trivia about the characters (ages, birthdays, favorite foods, Devil Fruit effects on...certain parts of a person's anatomy).
  • Write Who You Know: Whitebeard is based on an old pub owner Oda used to hang around, and Whitebeard's first line was actually something that man always said. Like Whitebeard, he too had medical problems (i.e. hooked up to medical equipment) and is now dead.
  • You Look Familiar: Wadatsumi bears a striking resemblance to Sanjuan Wolf. Many theories of a connection of race have abounded.

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