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* ScryVsScry: When Luffy's Observation Haki grows to the point that it can match Katakuri's, their final clash becomes this, with both able to predict each other's movements.


* SubmissiveBadass: All of the Sweet Commanders are extremely powerful fighters and Devil Fruit users, with extremely high bounties under their belts. Despite all their badassery, they're still Big Mom's children, a fact they're completely aware of, yet they remain utterly devoted her and willing to follow her every order.


* StartsStealthilyEndsLoudly: The arc begins with the Sanj Retrieval Team sneaking into Totland to save Sanji and get rubbings of Big Mom's poneglyphs. It ends with them hightailing it out of Totland with the full force of the Big Mom Pirates after them. It's played with as the Big Mom Pirates were aware of their presence for the first half, until cases of PoorCommunicationKills mislead them into thinking the team was wiped out. Naturally, the loud part comes when the Straw Hats play WeddingSmashers.

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* StartsStealthilyEndsLoudly: The arc begins with the Sanj Sanji Retrieval Team sneaking into Totland to save Sanji and get rubbings of Big Mom's poneglyphs. It ends with them hightailing it out of Totland with the full force of the Big Mom Pirates after them. It's played with as the Big Mom Pirates were aware of their presence for the first half, until cases of PoorCommunicationKills mislead them into thinking the team was wiped out. Naturally, the loud part comes when the Straw Hats play WeddingSmashers.


* StartsSteathilyEndsLoudly: The arc begins with the Sanj Retrieval Team sneaking into Totland to save Sanji and get rubbings of Big Mom's poneglyphs. It ends with them hightailing it out of Totland with the full force of the Big Mom Pirates after them. It's played with as the Big Mom Pirates were aware of their presence for the first half, until cases of PoorCommunicationKills mislead them into thinking the team was wiped out. Naturally, the loud part comes when the Straw Hats play WeddingSmashers.

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* StartsSteathilyEndsLoudly: StartsStealthilyEndsLoudly: The arc begins with the Sanj Retrieval Team sneaking into Totland to save Sanji and get rubbings of Big Mom's poneglyphs. It ends with them hightailing it out of Totland with the full force of the Big Mom Pirates after them. It's played with as the Big Mom Pirates were aware of their presence for the first half, until cases of PoorCommunicationKills mislead them into thinking the team was wiped out. Naturally, the loud part comes when the Straw Hats play WeddingSmashers.


* StartsSteathlyEndsLoudly: The arc begins with the Sanj Retrieval Team sneaking into Totland to save Sanji and get rubbings of Big Mom's poneglyphs. It ends with them hightailing it out of Totland with the full force of the Big Mom Pirates after them. It's played with as the Big Mom Pirates were aware of their presence for the first half, until cases of PoorCommunicationKills mislead them into thinking the team was wiped out. Naturally, the loud part comes when the Straw Hats play WeddingSmashers.

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* StartsSteathlyEndsLoudly: StartsSteathilyEndsLoudly: The arc begins with the Sanj Retrieval Team sneaking into Totland to save Sanji and get rubbings of Big Mom's poneglyphs. It ends with them hightailing it out of Totland with the full force of the Big Mom Pirates after them. It's played with as the Big Mom Pirates were aware of their presence for the first half, until cases of PoorCommunicationKills mislead them into thinking the team was wiped out. Naturally, the loud part comes when the Straw Hats play WeddingSmashers.


* StaringDownCthulhu: Happens thrice.
** Subverted. Charlotte Moscato ''tries'' to do this with Big Mom when she goes on a hunger-induced rampage through Whole Cake Island, trying to calm her down until someone can satisfy her sweet cravings. It fails when he gets scared at the last minute, and he has his ''entire life span'' yanked out of him. Ouch. DoubleSubverted later that we see Big Mom failed to take his lifespan, as he ends up pretty much alive.
** In Chapter 863, Jimbei is more successful - [[ImNotAfraidOfYou his conviction and faith in Luffy is so strong that Big Mom is unable to take his soul]]. Everyone is amazed; even Chopper is moved to tears!
** Earlier Brook gets confronted by Big Mom herself during his raid of her treasure room. He successfully stares her down, but it still doesn't stop her from curb-stomping him.
* StartsSteathlyEndsLoudly: The arc begins with the Sanj Retrieval Team sneaking into Totland to save Sanji and get rubbings of Big Mom's poneglyphs. It ends with them hightailing it out of Totland with the full force of the Big Mom Pirates after them. It's played with as the Big Mom Pirates were aware of their presence for the first half, until cases of PoorCommunicationKills mislead them into thinking the team was wiped out. Naturally, the loud part comes when the Straw Hats play WeddingSmashers.



* StaringDownCthulhu: Happens thrice.
** Subverted. Charlotte Moscato ''tries'' to do this with Big Mom when she goes on a hunger-induced rampage through Whole Cake Island, trying to calm her down until someone can satisfy her sweet cravings. It fails when he gets scared at the last minute, and he has his ''entire life span'' yanked out of him. Ouch. DoubleSubverted later that we see Big Mom failed to take his lifespan, as he ends up pretty much alive.
** In Chapter 863, Jimbei is more successful - [[ImNotAfraidOfYou his conviction and faith in Luffy is so strong that Big Mom is unable to take his soul]]. Everyone is amazed; even Chopper is moved to tears!
** Earlier Brook gets confronted by Big Mom herself during his raid of her treasure room. He successfully stares her down, but it still doesn't stop her from curb-stomping him.


** Judge has a breakdown when he finally learns that Big Mom was planning to kill them from the start and never intended to ally with Germa 66. Because his sons lack emotions, they don't even care that they're going to die and they just laugh it off, with Ichiji calling him "pathetic". Judge actually breaks down in tears and [[VillainsWantMercy begged for mercy.]]

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** Judge has a breakdown loses it when he finally learns that Big Mom was planning to kill them from the start and never intended to ally with Germa 66. Because his sons lack emotions, they don't even care that they're going to die and they just laugh it off, with Ichiji calling him "pathetic". Judge actually breaks down in tears and [[VillainsWantMercy begged for mercy.]]


** In Chapter 886, Oven [[IHaveYourWife captures Chiffon and uses her as a hostage]] to try lure the Firetank Pirates to him. Bege either has to flee Totto Land at Chiffon's behest, at the cost of losing his wife and leaving his infant son motherless, or he tries to save Chiffon and gets everyone killed in the process. Being Bege, he decides to TakeAThirdOption by [[ISurrenderSuckers pulling a bluff]] and blasting Oven in the face with cannonfire from a far distance.

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** In Chapter 886, Oven [[IHaveYourWife captures Chiffon and uses her as a hostage]] to try lure the Firetank Pirates to him. Bege either has to flee Totto Land at Chiffon's behest, at the cost of losing his wife and leaving his infant son motherless, or he tries to save Chiffon and gets everyone killed in the process. Being Bege, he decides to TakeAThirdOption by [[ISurrenderSuckers pulling a bluff]] and blasting Oven in the face with cannonfire an explosive round from a far distance.


* He really thought he could conquer the North Blue with only his fleet of clones and his genetically-enhanced children all who were physically and psychologically altered save for one, Sanji. This ends up destroying his family since his wife Sora died trying to protect her children from their father, Reiju became a suicidal StepfordSmiler, the Vinsmoke boys are utter brats with no chances to redeem themselves because of their literal lack of empathy, and Sanji ran away to escape the abuse he endured for not being like his family.

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* ** He really thought he could conquer the North Blue with only his fleet of clones and his genetically-enhanced children all who were physically and psychologically altered save for one, Sanji. This ends up destroying his family since his wife Sora died trying to protect her children from their father, Reiju became a suicidal StepfordSmiler, the Vinsmoke boys are utter brats with no chances to redeem themselves because of their literal lack of empathy, and Sanji ran away to escape the abuse he endured for not being like his family.


* SameSexTriplets: As with the case of AlwaysIdenticalTwins, this trope is played straight and subverted at the same time.

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* SameSexTriplets: As with the case of AlwaysIdenticalTwins, this trope is played straight straight, subverted, and subverted averted at the same time.


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** Averted with Cracker, Moscato, and Mobile. Cracker and Moscato are the only males in each set of fraternal triplets, with their younger siblings being girls (Custard and Angel for Cracker, Mash and Cornstarch for Moscato). Therefore, they look nothing alike.
** Averted with Mobile, Marble, Myukuru, and Maple, who are all fraternal quadruplets. Mobile is the oldest and the only male in the set, and Maple is more heavyset than her siblings. On the other hand, Marble and Myukuru resemble each other more.
** Subverted with Kanto, Kato, and Montb, who are male fraternal triplets. Kanto and Montb are heavyset, while Kato is a skinny, scarecrow-like human.
** Subverted with Nusstorte, Basskarte, and Dosmarche, who are male fraternal triplets. Aside from their gigantic heights compared to most of their siblings, they look nothing alike.


* SadisticChoice: In Chapter 892, Perospero believes he's in one when it comes to the wedding cake they see is on Bege's ship and he believes that Bege poisoned it, [[DramaticIrony which he didn't]]. If he destroys the cake, then they have nothing to calm down Big Mom's rage and the whole country will be destroyed, but if they allow Big Mom to eat the "poison" cake and she dies then it'll be the end of the Big Mom pirates and the country.

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* SadisticChoice: SadisticChoice:
** In Chapter 886, Oven [[IHaveYourWife captures Chiffon and uses her as a hostage]] to try lure the Firetank Pirates to him. Bege either has to flee Totto Land at Chiffon's behest, at the cost of losing his wife and leaving his infant son motherless, or he tries to save Chiffon and gets everyone killed in the process. Being Bege, he decides to TakeAThirdOption by [[ISurrenderSuckers pulling a bluff]] and blasting Oven in the face with cannonfire from a far distance.
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In Chapter 892, Perospero believes he's in one when it comes to the wedding cake they see is on Bege's ship and he believes that Bege poisoned it, [[DramaticIrony which he didn't]]. If he destroys the cake, then they have nothing to calm down Big Mom's rage and the whole country will be destroyed, but if they allow Big Mom to eat the "poison" cake and she dies then it'll be the end of the Big Mom pirates and the country. Fortunately, Big Mom eats the cake and nothing untoward happens, her hunger rampage cured. Unfortunately for the Straw Hats, that ''still'' doesn't stop Big Mom and her children from resuming their pursuit.



** Amande is revealed to be the second-born of female quadruplets, her sisters being (from oldest to youngest) Monde, Ash, and Efire. It's subverted as they are all fraternal siblings; despite them all of them being Snakeneck hybrids and wearing wide-brimmed hats, Monde is plump and more-human looking, while Ash and Efire resemble Amande closely. Ash in particular is Amande's splitting image save for her [[SharpDressedMan mobster-style suit]].

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** Amande is revealed to be the second-born of female quadruplets, her sisters being (from oldest to youngest) Monde, Ash, Mondée, Hachée, and Efire. Effilée. It's subverted as they are all fraternal siblings; despite them all of them being Snakeneck hybrids and wearing wide-brimmed hats, Monde Mondée is plump and more-human looking, while Ash Hachée and Efire Effilée resemble Amande closely. Ash in particular is Amande's splitting image save for her [[SharpDressedMan mobster-style suit]].suit]].
** Played with in the Charlotte decuplets. Half of the decuplets are boys while the other half are girls. The 5 boys all have very similar appearances and wear matching clothes. The 5 girls each have slight variations in how they style their hair and in their clothing but otherwise look the same. Essentially, the decuplets consists of two pairs of identical quintuplets.
** On the Vinsmokes' side, Judge's sons (including Sanji) are also quadruplets. Subverted as they are fraternal, with a lot of traits including AnimeHair, the direction of their swirled eyebrows, and heights to tell them apart.



* ScaryTeeth: Charlotte Praline has shark's teeth due to being a half-hammerhead shark mermaid, but it's subverted since she's a nice person overall.

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Charlotte Praline has shark's teeth due to being a half-hammerhead shark mermaid, but it's subverted since she's a nice person overall.overall.
** Charlotte Poire has a grinning mouth full of sharp teeth as well. She looks like she has a GlasgowGrin like her brother Katakuri, but turns out that her grin was wide enough to seemingly connect with the stitches on her panda hat. That being said, she's a loyal daughter of Big Mom.



* SharpDressedMan: The Sanji Retrieval Team all wear formal outfits in Chapter 858 during their meeting with Capone Bege. It's enforced by Bege himself, who says that he doesn't like having business with messy people.

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The Sanji Retrieval Team all wear formal outfits in Chapter 858 during their meeting with Capone Bege. It's enforced by Bege himself, who says that he doesn't like having business with messy people.people.
** A few of Big Mom's children also wear suits, such as Charlotte Hachée, Charlotte Dacquoise, and the male half of the Charlotte decuplets.



* SkewedPriorities: While Whole Cake Chateau was collapsing, Morgans' was excitedly snapping pictures, the possibility that the Big Mom Pirates were finished being big news...before Stussy points out to him that he's in the same boat as them.

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* SkewedPriorities: SkewedPriorities:
** A conversation between Big Mom and Sanji reveals that while Big Mom is angry at Luffy for beating up her son Cracker, she's more furious with the fact that Luffy (unknowingly) ate the monthly candy tribute that was supposed to be for her. It paints a sad picture of how little Big Mom actually cares for her children.
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While Whole Cake Chateau was collapsing, Morgans' was excitedly snapping pictures, the possibility that the Big Mom Pirates were finished being big news...news... before Stussy points out to him that as a flightless bird, he's in the same boat as them.



** Katakuri is completely devoted to maintaining his image as the "perfect" older brother, which is partially motivated by his childhood, where he was shunned for his "pelican eel" mouth. He hides said mouth behind a scarf, hides his gluttonous habits from his family, and won't even let others see him so much as ''relax'' by laying down. Of course, such a facade can't be maintained ''all'' the time, so he has a "snack time" that he spends within a mochi-made house where he can finally act as himself. He is so dedicated to upholding this reputation that when Luffy broke apart said house during one such "snack time," revealing his true nature to the chefs that made his food, ''he killed them''. So, it says a lot about how much he has come to respect Luffy when he permanently discards his image and this mindset for the sake of having a fair fight with him.

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** Katakuri is completely devoted to maintaining his image as the "perfect" older brother, which is partially motivated by guilt that his childhood, where he was shunned for childhood arrogance and recklessness led to his "pelican eel" mouth.younger sister Brulee being horribly scarred by his bullies out of spite. He hides said mouth behind a scarf, hides his gluttonous habits from his family, and won't even let others see him so much as ''relax'' by laying down. Of course, such a facade can't be maintained ''all'' the time, so he has a "snack time" that he spends within a mochi-made house where he can finally act as himself. He is so dedicated to upholding this reputation that when Luffy broke apart said house during one such "snack time," revealing his true nature to the chefs that made his food, ''he killed them''. So, it says a lot about how much he has come to respect Luffy when he permanently discards his image and this mindset for the sake of having a fair fight with him.



** In public, Pudding has a reputation of being a very sweet girl, which hides her duplicitous sadism and psychological brokenness that her family uses as a trap to lure people in. Having a Devil Fruit that can modify people's memories helps. Deep down, she actually is what she presents, it's just buried so deep because she believes that no one would love a monster like her. When Sanji gives her the compassion she never received, Pudding decides to side with the Straw Hats and help them for real.



* TheSocialDarwinist: Deconstructed with Vinsmoke Judge. He believes so fervently that VirtueIsWeakness and MightMakesRight, that he physically and psychologically modified his own children to follow his values. He sees Sanji as his greatest disappointment and wishes he never existed because he was weaker than his siblings (i.e "like a normal human" according to one of Judge's scientists), despite receiving the same modifications as his quadruplet brothers. Naturally, Judge ended up destroying his family, with his wife dying because she disagreed with the treatment of their sons, and in a moment of great irony, he later outright begs for someone to save him in Chapter 864, when he and his family find himself surrounded by Big Mom's children/crew on all fronts with no way out, restrained by hard candy to their chairs and their weapons/raid suits secretly confiscated. Not only do his own children ridicule him and accept the inevitable, but his would-be killers (and some of the wedding attendees) join in as well, with Perospero in particular relishing in giving him a BreakingSpeech. As the final nail in the coffin, Judge is further humiliated when he's saved from death by Sanji, forever indebting the Vinsmoke patriarch to his "failure" of a son.
* SoreLoser: Vinsmoke Judge ''really'' doesn't take it well when he realizes that Big Mom's going to assassinate him and his family, throwing his decades-long revenge plan under the bus.
* SoProudOfYou: Twice with the Vinsmokes.
** When Sanji disowns Luffy and Nami as his friends and proclaims himself to be a Vinsmoke like his family, his brothers are seen laughing, and Judge even praises him for acting like "true" royalty. [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame Sanji breaks down in tears over having to cruelly reject his friends to save them]].
** It's revealed in the beginning of the Wano arc that Niji gave Sanji his own raid suit before the Straw Hats left Totto Land, a sign that the family has come to respect his strength now. Naturally, Sanji hates the gift and exclaims that he doesn't need science to help him fight, much to Nami and Usopp's dismay.



** The Big Mom Pirates do ''not'' fall in the arc's end, unlike every other organization and crew going against the Straw Hats.

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** The Big Mom Pirates do ''not'' fall in the arc's end, unlike every other organization and crew going against the Straw Hats. Instead, they plan to get revenge on the Straw Hats for humiliating them in their own territory.



* StealthPun: When Cracker's true form is revealed, part of his hairstyle resembles a pair of sparklers whose ends are actually lit on fire in the same manner as actual sparklers. He's a "Firecracker" in this regard.

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* StealthPun: When Cracker's true form is revealed, part of his hairstyle resembles a pair of sparklers whose ends are actually lit on fire in the same manner as actual sparklers. Said sparklers also flare up considerably when he's enraged. He's a "Firecracker" in this regard.



* StepfordSmiler: Reiju is often seen smiling, but she only plays along with her family's beliefs out of fear that she'll be abused and bullied by them like what Sanji suffered. The only times her smiles become genuine is when she is alone with Sanji or their (dead) mother.
* SternChase: After the wedding ends up crashed and ruined, Big Mom and her children go on a dogged pursuit of the Straw Hats and the Firetank Pirates. Even when the former seemingly lose them a few time, they don't give up the chase and manage to keep closing the distance.

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** Charlotte Daifuku is named after a type of mochi that has filling. His "filling" is a powerful genie that attacks for him, courtesy of his Devil Fruit powers.
* StepfordSmiler: Reiju Justified and deconstructed with Reiju. She is often seen smiling, but she only plays along with her family's beliefs out of fear that she'll be abused and bullied by them like what Sanji suffered. The only times her smiles become genuine is when she is alone with Sanji or their (dead) mother.
mother. Eventually, she became so guilt-ridden for condoning her family's actions and following the Vinsmoke legacy against her will, that she ''wants'' to die in order to atone. Sanji saving her in time during the Vinsmokes' DarkestHour gives her the will to live.
* SternChase: After the wedding ends up crashed and ruined, Big Mom and her children go on a dogged pursuit of the Straw Hats and the Firetank Pirates. Even when the former seemingly lose them a few time, they don't give up the chase and manage to keep closing the distance. distance, leading to a few close calls that result in Jimbei staying behind to cover for the Straw Hats' escape, despite being a newly-minted member of their crew.



* StormingTheCastle: The whole arc revolves around the Straw Hats invading Big Mom's territory, Tottoland, in order to get Poneglyph rubbings and get Sanji back from his ArrangedMarriage.

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* StormingTheCastle: The whole arc revolves around the Straw Hats invading Big Mom's territory, Tottoland, in order to get Poneglyph rubbings and get Sanji back from his ArrangedMarriage. They succeed against extremely overwhelming odds, but lose a close ally (Pedro) in the process.



* StupidEvil: Vinsmoke Judge. In an uncanny callback to Hody and Don Krieg of the Fishman Island and Baratie arcs, respectively, Judge is just a normal fish in a big pond who thought he was invincible based on his own warped definition of "strength". His beliefs and lack of empathy for others prevented him from realizing just how unrealistic his plans were. To wit:
* He really thought he could conquer the North Blue with only his fleet of clones and his genetically-enhanced children all who were physically and psychologically altered save for one, Sanji. This ends up destroying his family since his wife Sora died trying to protect her children from their father, Reiju became a suicidal StepfordSmiler, the Vinsmoke boys are utter brats with no chances to redeem themselves because of their literal lack of empathy, and Sanji ran away to escape the abuse he endured for not being like his family.
** When his family was ousted from power in North Blue, Judge decides to ally himself with the hedonistic, backstabbing Big Mom by virtue of her being strong, naively thinking she'll honor her word. Except she didn't; she only wanted the Vinsmokes' cloning technology and nearly succeeded in killing them all in a farce of a wedding.
** All his work in keeping Sanji passive and obedient (via blackmail and having Reiju fit him with explosive bracelets that turn out to be duds) until the day he married Pudding to seal the alliance with Germa 66 and the Big Mom Pirates turned out to be all for nothing. So when he and his children were rounded up for execution, he realizes what a big mistake he made, and starts bawling and pleading for someone to save him.



* SuperSpeed: Niji is ''incredibly'' fast, more so than his brother [[LightningBruiser Sanji]]. This is what allows him to speedily get Sanji and Luffy out of Cacao Island, and kick them both towards the ''Thousand Sunny''.
* SuperToughness: All of the Vinsmoke children except Sanji has some sort of "outer skeleton" that makes them incredibly durable, and is implied to be made of metal, as Ichiji's body made a metallic noise when a young Sanji tried punching him. As adults, Niji was able to crack his broken jaw back into position immediately after Sanji broke it with a single kick, apparently without much discomfort at all. The only thing that could puncture that outer skeleton is the Charlotte family's candy jacket pistols.



** Chiffon is also as skilled as Pudding, as she helped Sanji recreate the wedding cake Big Mom wanted by creating lighter-than-air chiffon cakes.



* TearsOfJoy: Poor Cosette has been working for a family whose members abused and criticized for so long that when [[SupremeChef Sanji]] defends her and ''compliments'' her cooking, the first thing she does is blush and cry out of sheer gratitude.

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Poor Cosette has been working for a family whose members abused and criticized for so long that when [[SupremeChef Sanji]] defends her and ''compliments'' her cooking, the first thing she does is blush and cry out of sheer gratitude.gratitude.
** After Bege does the impossible and rescues her from her much more powerful brother Oven, Chiffon is at first shocked, then cries out of happiness and relief while saying, "You big dummy."



* TeethFlying: Luffy actually loses a tooth during Sanji's BreakHisHeartToSaveHim gambit. The gap remains noticeably present afterwards, at least until Luffy regenerates the tooth by drinking milk.

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** The aftermath of Cracker vs. Luffy has the former crashing into Sweets City, minus a few teeth.
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Luffy actually loses a tooth during Sanji's BreakHisHeartToSaveHim gambit. The gap remains noticeably present afterwards, at least until Luffy regenerates the tooth by drinking milk.



* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: After Pedro's HeroicSacrifice, Luffy decides to take on Katakuri by himself in the Mirror World while he leaves the Straw Hats to escape Big Mom's armies.

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* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: After Pedro's HeroicSacrifice, Luffy decides to take on Katakuri by himself in the Mirror World while he leaves the Straw Hats to escape Big Mom's armies. He eventually succeeds, but not without severe injury.



* TookALevelInBadass: Flashbacks reveal that Sanji was physically the weakest of the Vinsmoke due to being the only one who didn't have genetic enhancements thanks to his mother, Sora, sacrificing herself to ensure her quadruplet sons stayed normal. Save for Reiju, his family used Sanji's weakness as yet another reason to bully him, a "disgrace" to their family. In the present day, Sanji curb-stomps Yonji, rearranging his face to such an extent that the doctors have to use a ''press machine'' to get it back to normal, and was able to fight evenly with his father until the latter started getting serious and pragmatic. Reiju was legitimately impressed with how strong he's gotten, having a hard time believing that her weak little brother, whom she (secretly) lovingly cared for and dressed up his wounds whenever he came to her after beaten up by his brothers, had become a "beast".

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* TookALevelInBadass: Flashbacks reveal that Sanji was physically the weakest of the Vinsmoke children, due to being the only one who didn't have genetic enhancements thanks to his mother, Sora, sacrificing herself to ensure her quadruplet sons stayed normal. Save for Reiju, his family used Sanji's weakness as yet another reason to bully him, a "disgrace" to their family. In the present day, Sanji curb-stomps Yonji, rearranging his face to such an extent that the doctors have to use a ''press machine'' to get it back to normal, and was able to fight evenly with his father until the latter started getting serious and pragmatic. Reiju was legitimately impressed with how strong he's gotten, having a hard time believing that her weak little brother, whom she (secretly) lovingly cared for and dressed up his wounds whenever he came to her after beaten up by his brothers, had become a "beast".



** As monstrous they may be, Vinsmoke Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji were literally robbed of all chances to become good people when [[AbusiveParents Judge]] decided to remove both their ability to feel and understand positive emotions in utero, permanently and irrevocably inhibiting their moral growth as they grew up.

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** As monstrous they may be, Vinsmoke Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji were literally robbed of all chances to become good people when [[AbusiveParents Judge]] decided to remove both their ability to feel and understand positive emotions in utero, permanently and irrevocably inhibiting their moral growth as they grew up. Judge's incredibly lax parenting only made their behavior worse as adults.



** Most of Big Mom's own children count as this, too, once the implications sink in. They were left wanting for nothing, but being raised in a household of dysfunction inevitably left them as psychologically messed up as their mother. Only a few managed to grow up relatively adjusted (Moscato, Praline, Lola and Chiffon), but compared to the rest, it's a rather dim situation.
** Katakuri is one of his family's deadliest warriors, and is constantly praised and admired for being the shining example of what a Charlotte family member ''should'' be. [[BrokenAce However]], what everyone sees is a public facade; because he was bullied and shunned his entire childhood for having a fanged mouth like a "pelican eel", Katakuri feels so ashamed of his self-image that he tries hiding everything he sees as "flawed" about himself so he wouldn't be humiliated again... except it's incredibly stressful to keep up his public facade and he almost has no room to breathe, save for his "snack times". He was even willing to murder people so his secrets wouldn't get out.

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** Most of Big Mom's own children count as this, too, once the implications sink in. They were left wanting for nothing, and have a lot of privileges by being royalty, but being raised in a household of dysfunction inevitably left them as psychologically messed up as their mother. Only a few managed to grow up relatively adjusted (Moscato, Praline, Lola and Chiffon), but compared to the rest, it's a rather dim situation.
** Katakuri is one of his family's deadliest warriors, and is constantly praised and admired for being the shining example of what a Charlotte family member ''should'' be. [[BrokenAce However]], what everyone sees is a public facade; because he was used to be a happy-go-lucky kid who beat up anyone who bullied and shunned his entire childhood him for having a fanged mouth like a "pelican eel", eel, only to deeply regret it when his bullies attacked and scarred his sister Brulee out of spite. Katakuri feels so ashamed of his self-image about it that he tries hiding everything he sees as "flawed" about himself so he wouldn't be humiliated again... except it's incredibly stressful to keep up his public facade and he almost has no room to breathe, save for his "snack times". He was even willing to murder people so his secrets wouldn't get out.



* {{Tykebomb}}: Deconstructed and played for drama with the Vinsmoke children. Even before they were born, all of them were planned by Judge to be perfect weapons and exemplary Germa commanders who will lead their kingdom to greatness. To achieve this, he modified his children on a genetic level, enhancing their strengths and removing their ability to display and understand empathy. However, Judge's experiments only broke his family and made it dysfunctional. Because of the enhancements they received in utero, Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji became utter brats as adults, literally unable to comprehend the cruelty of their actions and robbed of all chances to become good people. Their older sister, Reiju, has enough empathy to understand the extent of her family's depraved and violent actions, yet she cannot act both out of fear of being abused and being psychologically altered to always follow her father's orders, and hates herself so much that she thinks her only option is to die. Sanji is the only one who escaped his siblings' fate thanks to his mother's sacrifice, but in a household that forbids compassion and virtue of any kind, he ended up being the sole target of bullying and hate. And Sora, the mother of the Vinsmoke children, died because she was desperate enough to sacrifice herself for the sake of said children and preserve their humanity. The final kicker is that even with their technology, gene-altering experiments, and "perfect" warriors, it's still not enough by New World standards, and this handicap, combined with the lack of empathy that resulted from Judge's experiments, nearly resulted in the Vinsmoke dynasty becoming extinct.

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* {{Tykebomb}}: Deconstructed and played for drama with the Vinsmoke children. Even before they were born, all of them were planned by Judge to be perfect weapons and exemplary Germa commanders who will conquer North Blue and lead their kingdom to greatness. To achieve this, he modified his children on a genetic level, enhancing their strengths and removing their ability to display and understand empathy. However, Judge's experiments only broke his family and made it dysfunctional. Because of the enhancements they received in utero, Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji became utter brats as adults, literally unable to comprehend the cruelty of their actions actions, and robbed of all chances to become good people. Their older sister, Reiju, has enough empathy to understand the extent of her family's depraved and violent actions, depravity, yet she cannot act both out of fear of being abused abused, and being psychologically altered to always follow her father's orders, and orders. She also hates herself so much that she thinks her only option is to die. Sanji is the only one who escaped his siblings' fate thanks to his mother's sacrifice, but in a household that forbids compassion and virtue of any kind, he ended up being the sole target of bullying and hate. And Sora, the mother of the Vinsmoke children, died because she was desperate enough to sacrifice herself for the sake of said children and preserve their humanity. The final kicker is that even with their technology, gene-altering experiments, and "perfect" warriors, it's still not enough by New World standards, and this handicap, combined with the lack of empathy that resulted from Judge's experiments, nearly resulted in the Vinsmoke dynasty becoming extinct.



** Sanji's family, save for Reiju, never thought much of him because of how weak he was in childhood. Hence, they're surprised at how strong he is now -- along with how unwilling he is to take their crap anymore.

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** Sanji's family, save for Reiju, never thought much of him because of how weak he was in childhood. Hence, they're surprised at how strong he is now -- along with how unwilling he is to take their crap anymore. Part of the reason why the Vinsmokes blackmailed him into complacence is to protect themselves from a righteous beatdown. By the end of the arc, while Judge is still in denial over his weakling son being stronger, Sanji's siblings acknowledge him as part of the family because of his strength, with Niji giving Sanji his own raid suit.



** Charlotte Brownie, upon seeing that the bulk of the Big Mom's forces had been mobilized against a group of less than ten people, decided to take a nap.

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** Charlotte Brownie, upon seeing that the bulk of the Big Mom's forces had been mobilized against a group of less than ten people, decided to take a nap. This leads to his brothers and sisters getting decimated when the Vinsmokes show up with their Germa forces.



** Katakuri was much like Luffy, stuffing his face with donuts and beating up anyone who bullied him for having a fanged mouth. After one of his sisters paid the price for his recklessness, Katakuri became so guilt-ridden that he suppressed ''everything'' he perceived as a flaw, and eventually became the most powerful Charlotte after Big Mom herself.



* VicariouslyAmbitious: Implied to be the reason why Judge experimented on all his children and caused so much dysfunction in his family. Judge conquered North Blue in the past, then lost the territory. So he altered his children's Lineage Factors so they would become strong, merciless warriors that would reconquer North Blue and lead Germa 66 to greatness. This led to Reiju becoming severely suicidal as an adult, and Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji literally being unable to understand positive human emotions or the depravity of their actions. Only Sanji escaped his siblings' fate thanks to his mother, and he suffered for it.



* VillainsWantMercy: Judge desperately begs for mercy when he realizes Big Mom's intentions to assassinate him and his family. Everyone, from his own children, to Big Mom's family/crew and the tea party attendees, take turns in ridiculing him, with Perospero in particular enjoying throwing his own TheSocialDarwinist policies at his face.
* VoiceChangeling: Vinsmoke Niji can mimic other people's voices perfectly, which allowed him to masquerade as Charlotte Nusstorte and trick Mont-d'Or into giving Germa 66 the location of the Straw Hats' rendezvous point on Cacao Island.

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* VillainsWantMercy: Judge shows off his hypocrisy when he desperately begs for mercy when he realizes Big Mom's intentions to assassinate him and his family. Everyone, from his own children, to Big Mom's family/crew and the tea party attendees, take turns in ridiculing him, with Perospero in particular enjoying throwing his own TheSocialDarwinist policies at his face.
* VoiceChangeling: Vinsmoke Niji can mimic other people's voices perfectly, which allowed him to masquerade as Charlotte Nusstorte and trick Mont-d'Or into giving Germa 66 the location of the Straw Hats' rendezvous point on Cacao Island. In the anime, this skill is revealed to be some kind of absorption power that requires physical contact in order to mimic the people he wants.


** Once Jimbei learns about the assassination plan on the Vinsmoke and correctly guess that Luffy and his crew will try something crazy to save Sanji, he fully commits on betraying Big Mom and tells the Sun Pirates to leave the island during the tea party.

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** Once Jimbei learns about the assassination plan plot on the Vinsmoke Vinsmokes and correctly guess guesses that Luffy and his crew will try something crazy to save Sanji, he fully commits on betraying Big Mom and tells the Sun Pirates to leave the island during the tea party.


* SameSexTriplets: Played straight and subverted at the same time.

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* SameSexTriplets: Played As with the case of AlwaysIdenticalTwins, this trope is played straight and subverted at the same time.



** Opera was also revealed in an SBS issue to be the oldest of quintuplets, his younger brothers being Counter, Cadenza, Cabaletta, and Gala. While the first three brothers resemble Opera heavily with their head bumps and beards, Gala is not only smaller, he also looks like a gigantic garden gnome with a red pointed cap on his head.
** Smoothie, Citron, and Cinnamon are implied to be triplet sisters as they are all Longleg-Human hybrids, and they worked closely together while chasing after the Straw Hat-Firetank Pirate Alliance. It's also subverted as they look nothing alike.

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** Opera was also revealed in an SBS issue to be the oldest of quintuplets, his younger brothers being Counter, Cadenza, Cabaletta, and Gala. While the first three All of Opera's brothers resemble Opera him heavily with their head bumps and beards, Gala is not only smaller, he also looks like a gigantic garden gnome with a red pointed cap on his head.
beards.
** Smoothie, Citron, and Cinnamon are implied implied, and later confirmed to be triplet sisters as they are in the [[AllThereInTheManual One Piece Magazine Vol. 4]]. It's subverted; despite all three of them being Longleg-Human hybrids, and hybrids with super-long hair, they worked closely together while chasing after are fraternal triplets and thus look nothing alike.
** Amande is revealed to be
the Straw Hat-Firetank Pirate Alliance. second-born of female quadruplets, her sisters being (from oldest to youngest) Monde, Ash, and Efire. It's also subverted as they look nothing alike.are all fraternal siblings; despite them all of them being Snakeneck hybrids and wearing wide-brimmed hats, Monde is plump and more-human looking, while Ash and Efire resemble Amande closely. Ash in particular is Amande's splitting image save for her [[SharpDressedMan mobster-style suit]].


* {{Troperiffic}}: You remember how Dressrosa Arc was lauded for having ''too many tropes'' in a single page? Well, as you can see in the above format, Totland Arc is divided into seven pages worth of entries, while being ''three-fourths'' of Dressrosa Arc.

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* {{Troperiffic}}: You remember how Dressrosa Arc was lauded for having ''too many tropes'' in a single page? Well, as you can see in the above format, Totland Arc is divided into seven pages '''seven pages''' worth of entries, while being ''three-fourths'' of Dressrosa Arc.


* {{Troperiffic}}: You remember how Dressrosa Arc was lauded for having ''too many tropes'' in a single page? Well, as you can see in the above format, Totland Arc is divided into 6 pages worth of entries, while being ''three-fourths'' of Dressrosa Arc.

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* {{Troperiffic}}: You remember how Dressrosa Arc was lauded for having ''too many tropes'' in a single page? Well, as you can see in the above format, Totland Arc is divided into 6 seven pages worth of entries, while being ''three-fourths'' of Dressrosa Arc.

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