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A clockwork island, playing card pirates and a wedding. Just another day for the Straw Hats.

This is One Piece's second movie Clockwork Island Adventure. The movie presumably takes place at some point during Logue Town on their way to Reverse Mountain.

While relaxing on a beach, the Straw Hats find that Going Merry is stolen by thieves. They chase it down and encounter a dangerous group of pirates called the Trump Siblings with their leader the Bear King who wants to be the Pirate King. He then kidnaps Nami with the rest of the Straw Hats journeying to Clockwork Island to retrieve her and defeat the Trump Siblings before the Bear King marries her.

This movie contains examples of:

  • Agony of the Feet: Sanji severely injures his own feet trying to kick Boo Jack's spiked balls, since he doesn't have his shoes on. He gets better, though.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Bear King attempts to do this with Nami.
  • Animal Motifs: Each of the Trump Siblings has one. The Bear King is a bear. Honey Queen is a honey bee. Pin Joker is a kiwi bird. Boo Jack is a pig. Skunk One is a skunk.
  • Big Bad: The Bear King, Large and in Charge and the architect of everyone's misery.
  • BFG: The Bear King's plan is based on using a colossal, highly dangerous cannon, named King Cannon, to take over East Blue and then the world, allowing him to become the Pirate King.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Pin Joker wants a rematch with Zoro because the latter gave him a scar across his face. Zoro doesn't remember him at all.
  • The Cameo: The ending of the movie shows characters of upcoming arcs (as at the time, the anime was moving into the Baroque Works saga) where we see cameos of Vivi (in her Ms. Wednesday disguise), Karoo, Igaram (in his Mr. 8 disguise), Ms. Monday, Mr. 9, Dorry & Brogy, Dalton, Wapol (along with Chess and Kuromarimo), Chopper & Kureha, Mr. 3 and Miss Golden Week, Mr. 5 & Miss Valentine, Sir. Crocodile & Nico Robin (going by Miss All Sunday), and Ace. Likewise cameos of previous characters like Dragon, Shanks, Smoker, Tashigi and even El Drago from the previous film.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In the beginning, when most of the Straw Hats are without their weapons and regular clothing, the Trump Siblings easily trounce them. But once they get them back, the two groups swap which side of this trope they're on.
  • Damsel in Distress: Nami, which kicks off the plot of the movie.
  • Debut Queue: While he made a cameo at the end of the first movie, this is Sanji's first movie where he's now with the crew and in a full on adventure with them.
  • Death Glare: Nami gives Skunk One a rather demonic one after being captured.
  • Dirty Coward: Honey Queen, despite being a Logia user, decides to run away after the defeat of the other Siblings. Unfortunately for her, she doesn't get far before Nami traps her in a bottle.
  • Disney Villain Death The fate of Bear King after Luffy defeats him.
  • Doomed Hometown: Clockwork Island itself, as the key to the island inevitably gets destroyed in the final fight. However, the residents were quite prepared for such an outcome via parachutes and don't even mind losing the island, preferring losing it altogether over having the Trump Pirates rule it.
  • Dwindling Party: Beginning when Nami gets kidnapped by the Trump Pirates, and continuing once the rest of the group begins Storming the Castle. First Sanji gets captured by Honey Queen and Boo Jack; then Usopp sacrifices himself to let the others escape from Skunk One, at the cost of getting caught himself; then Luffy and Zoro get caught in a trap, and Borodo abandons them to try to take on the Trump Pirates himself; then Pin Joker assaults Luffy and Zoro while they're still caught in the trap, and thanks to Zoro Taking the Bullet, he is weakened and captured as well. Finally, Akisu wakes up and runs after Borodo, leaving Luffy all by himself to save the other six (who are all at the mercy of Bear King and his minions).
  • The Family That Slays Together: The Trump Siblings. Though they don't look like relatives.
  • Family Theme Naming: Aside from the Animal Motif, the top Trump siblings' names refer to the most important cards in a deck in which most games revolve around. Bear King. Honey Queen. Pin Joker. Boo Jack. Skunk One/Ace.
  • Fartillery: Skunk One uses a jet-pack that uses fart gas to fly and knock out his opponents.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: At one point, Nami is seen winning a poker game with the Trump Siblings. Skunk One is especially moping.
  • Happily Adopted: Akisu of the Thief Brothers, who was found floating in the ocean by his adoptive brother, Borodo. It's eventually revealed that Clockwork Island is his home island, as his parents sent him out to sea when he was a baby to keep from being ruled over by the Trump Pirates.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Usopp does one of these to prove to Akisu that he can be heroic, by stopping Skunk One's assault on the rest of the group so they can keep the cost of getting captured himself.
    • Zoro does this for Luffy as well against Pin Joker; see Taking the Bullet.
    • Borodo attempts to pull this by strapping himself with dynamite, intending to take the Trump siblings with him. However, doing so will destroy Clockwork Island's key, which will also destroy the island itself.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: How some of the Trump Siblings lose the Straw Hats in round two.
    • Pin Joker has his poisoned darts reflected back to him, weakening him enough for Zoro to finish him.
    • Skunk One tries to beat Usopp with his gas, but Usopp shoots an explosive into his jetpack and blows him out of the sky.
    • The Bear King is defeated by his own King Cannon bullet.
  • I Choose to Stay: Despite Akisu finding his true parents and home, he chooses to continue sailing with Borodo.
  • Intimate Lotion Application: The movie opens with the crew relaxing at a beach, with Sanji all too happily volunteering to rub suntan lotion on Nami's back, which she passively accepts. Later in the movie, he even brags about the event to taunt the villain King Bear (who kidnapped Nami to marry her), making him so jealous that he orders Sanji to be executed.
  • Large and in Charge: Bear King is the boss of the Trump Siblings and also the largest of them.
  • Made of Iron: Bear King ate the Rock Rock fruit, which makes his body harder than stone. This makes him Nigh-Invulnerable and also allows him to heat up his own fists.
  • Making a Splash: Honey Queen ate the Melt Melt Fruit, allowing her to turn her whole body in an unspecified liquid.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Honey Queen, who, on the top of being beautiful and buxom, must undress to use her Logia powers.
    • And of course, Nami, who opens the movie in a bikini (the top of which she unstraps so that Sanji can rub suntan lotion on her back).
  • Running Gag: Pin Joker mangles idioms constantly, and someone always corrects him.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Nami seals Honey Queen in a jar when she tries to escape in liquid form.
  • Spectacular Spinning: Luffy defeats Bear King by catching the cannon bullet fired at him, grabbing the building with his legs and spinning till the force snaps him back toward Bear King and he hits him with the appropriately named "Gum Gum Screw Attack."
  • Spikes of Villainy: Boo Jack's Spike Spike Armor looks like a simple jacket, but can grow spikes like a pufferfish.
  • Taking the Bullet:
    • When Pin Joker fires a bunch of poisoned needles at Luffy and Zoro, Zoro jumps in front of Luffy and takes all of them, severely weakening him and allowing him to be captured.
    • Akisu does this for Borodo, as well, when Bear King attempts to shoot the latter. Luckily, Akisu wears a metal plate under his shirt as a bulletproof vest.
  • Tempting Fate: Boo Jack personally makes himself an enemy of Sanji's by mocking him and calling him weak after he catches Sanji off guard with his attacks. But once Sanji gets his shoes back ...
  • Verbal Tic: Skunk One ends all his sentences with "gas".

Alternative Title(s): One Piece Clockwork Island Adventure


Skunk One's Defeat

Usopp tricks Skunk One into dropping his guard by pretending to freak out.

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