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Animal Kingdom Pirates
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The savage and powerful pirate crew led by Kaido, one of the Four Emperors. Befitting their name, most of their members have a wild, barbarian-like appearance and share their captain's violent and bloodthirsty attitude. They are currently occupying Wano Country after allying with shogun Kurozumi Orochi, having helped him take over the country and hunt down the remnants of the late daimyo Kozuki Oden's affiliates, and in exchange are allowed to use Wano as their base of operations and weapons factory.

The crew in total has about 20,000 members and using their connections in the Underworld, the Animal Kingdom Pirates have amassed a powerful army of over 500 Zoan Devil Fruit users, courtesy of their alliance with Warlord Donquixote Doflamingo and scientist Caesar Clown, who provided the crew with the artificial Zoan-type Devil Fruits known as SMILEs. They have also gained the allegiance of several powerful members of the Eleven Supernovas, namely X Drake, Basil Hawkins, and Scratchman Apoo, and their crews. They are the main antagonists in the Zou Arc and one of the main antagonist groups in the Wano Country Arc.

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After Luffy and the Straw Hats defeated both Donquixote Doflamingo and Caesar Clown, halting the production of SMILEs, the Animal Kingdom Pirates have sworn revenge on them for hampering their operations. After Kaido clashes with Big Mom during the Wano Arc, the Animal Kingdom Pirates form an alliance with the Big Mom Pirates to conquer the world.


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    In General 
  • Animorphism: Fitting for a crew of pirates named the Animal Kingdom Pirates, many members are Zoan Devil Fruit users, with the Gifters and most Headliners being SMILE users while the Lead Performers and Tobi Roppo have been shown to use genuine Zoan Devil Fruits thus far.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Like other pirate crews and most organizations, the higher the rank a member of the Animal Kingdom Pirates is, the stronger they are. Interestingly, Asskicking Equals Authority also applies here, since this is actually an official rule and philosophy within the crew’s ranking system, being described as a “meritocracy” by Who’s Who where strength and skill denotes authority. Even the Lead Performers rank spots can be claimed if you're strong enough to defeat them. Many members of the crew were former pirates, notable Captains and Super Rookies, who were utterly defeated by Kaido and his crew and joined him out of fear of his strength.
  • Badass Crew: Fittingly for a pirate crew captained by one of the Emperors they are one of the strongest crews in the world with many very strong individuals such as the Lead Performers, the Tobi Roppo and several Supernovas serving as high-ranked members and the 500 Smiles users of the crew being noted to be a very powerful force.
  • Combat Pragmatist: The Animal Kingdom Pirates have at their disposal special weapons to get the advantage over their opponents such as bullets made of Seastone in order to incapacitate Devil Fruit users or long-range cannons on several of their warships so they can destroy ships without being in danger. They also have no issue using chemical or biological weapons, such as the ones made by Caesar Clown or Queen, if it allows them to get an edge over their foes.
  • Dub Name Change: In the VIZ Media English translation of the manga, as well as the Funimation subtitles, they are known as the Animal Kingdom Pirates. Funimation formerly used the term "Beasts Pirates".
  • Dumb Muscle: A pretty consistent trait across Kaido's crew; while Drake and Hawkins are pretty sharp, most of the lower-ranking members are violent thugs who are dumb as bricks, and while Jack is clearly smarter than some of the absolute morons that Kaido has working for him, his pervasive Stupid Evil tendencies and wildly impulsive nature don't help his case. King is also brighter than the average Headliner or anyone below that, but he also has some proven Leeroy Jenkins tendencies that worked out solely due to sheer dumb luck. Queen is actually pretty smart, being able to create bullets with deadly viruses, but not very wise since he tries to challenge Big Mom when she accidentally hits his Berserk Button, even though he knows how strong she is. Lampshaded when Queen chews King out for starting shit with the Big Mom Pirates outside of Wano to begin with.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: A number of the stronger members of the Animal Kingdom Pirates have eaten Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruits that allow them to turn into prehistoric reptiles.
  • Flawed Prototype: The artificial Zoan Devil Fruit they eat isn't even guaranteed to work and even when it does, the users are often left with strange mutations where only parts of their bodies are made animal like and it's even possible for the animals bit to behave independently of the fruit user. It's implied that the formula and process to create these artificial Devil Fruits hasn't been perfected. Of course it's also implied that Ceasar Clown created the process by analyzing Dr. Vegapunk's own artificial Devil Fruit without any knowledge or notes on how Vegapunk created his Devil Fruit in the first place. So the artificial Devil Fruit that Kaido's people are eating are like copies of a copy.
  • Gang of Hats: Many members of the crew wear horns or horned helmets on their heads, to emulate their captain, Kaido and show their affiliation. When the Ninja-Samurai-Mink-Pirate Alliance infiltrate in Onigashima, Kin'emon gives everyone a disguise with his Devil Fruit power, and said disguise includes a pair of fake horns.
  • Giant Mook: Many unnamed and minor crew members, either gifters, pleasures, or waiters, are much bigger and intimidating looking then the usual fodder, but they are usually defeated with the same level of ease as smaller crew mates.
  • Klingon Promotion: If Kaido allows it, a Tobi Roppo can challenge an All Star and, in case of victory, he/she takes his place. It works with lower positions as well, however, since in the crew they all hate each other, it means everyone is willing to eliminate a superior to take his place. Queen invokes this by expressing his intention of eliminating a Tobi Roppo and hands his/her position to whoever defeats Luffy.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": All of Jack's crew realize they're screwed when they see Zunesha's trunk coming at them.
    • Likewise, when the staff of the Prison Mines see Big Mom arriving after she broke down the gates, they all start to panic.
  • Playing Card Motifs: The Lead Performers are all named after cards (Jack, Queen and King), while most Headliners share their names with different card games.
  • Rated M for Manly: The crew is chock full of muscular, horned, caped men who all turn into fearsome beasts. It especially stands out in comparison to fellow Emperor's Big Mom Pirates, who tend to dress in immaculate, if somewhat bizarre, fashion.
  • Reforged into a Minion: When Kaido meets an independent pirate that gathers his interest, he recruits him into his own crew. Some of the Animal Kingdom Pirates are former independent pirates captains and their crews that were defeated by Kaido and joined him willingly after or who were enslaved into the mines of Udon until they were broken in submission and swore allegiance to him. He tries to do it with Luffy and Kid but their spirits don't break and the two eventually start a riot in the prison mines.
  • Stripperiffic: While Ginrummy (the first seen female member) is the most obvious example, it's pretty clear no one in the Animal Kingdom Pirates (other than Scotch, a cyborg) seems to wear much at all; not even Kaido himself has a shirt on.
  • Stupid Evil: This is a common trait across the crew. While there certainly are intelligent, pragmatic members who don't regularly grab the Villain Ball or engage in short-sighted, petty acts of violence and destruction, the average mook in Kaido's employ is a vicious bully with zero impulse control and awful judgment who will smash things up and start fights with people above their weight class just because. And given the actions of the Lead Performers, it seems that this is even present among the upper echelons of the crew as well (just not as badly).
  • Superpower Russian Roulette: The powers given by the artificial SMILEs turn out to be this since, unlike genuine Devil Fruits, they are flawed and incomplete, their powers manifesting in completely random ways. Some, like Sheepshead or Speed, seem to have gotten lucky, getting functional powers while only giving them some animal features. Others, like Gazelleman, ended up getting animal abilities their bodies are not fully capable of handling, such as the stamina to run at high speeds. Then there's poor saps like Holdem and Dobon, who ended up a complete mess of a merge between human and animal forms. Furthermore, the fruits only have a 10% chance of granting one powers. The other 90% not only lose their ability to swim, but end up becoming Perpetual Smilers known as "Pleasures".
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: Despite the Fire Festival being considered to be the most important annual event for them and the presence of the vast majority of the crew there the security at Onigashima during the festival is strongly neglected as nearly all the Animal Kingdom Pirates are busy drinking and feasting and even the small forces tasked of watching over the harbor or receiving Transponder Snail calls drink instead of doing their duty. This allows the Pirate-Samurai-Ninja-Mink alliance to easily infiltrate Onigashima as the Animal Kingdom Pirates that were on ships outside couldn't warn their comrades about the alliance due to them being too drunk to respond to their calls and the ones watching over the port are easily neutralized by Usopp.
  • Theme Naming: Many high-ranking members of the crew are named after cards or card games of some kind, with the Lead Performers being named after the three highest card ranks. Their rank are a nod to terms associated with Rakugo theater.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The majority of the Devil Fruit users on the crew, including most of the higher-ups, are all Zoan users, and the general theme of the low-level pirates is that they are all physically strong but lacking in brains. There's almost no indication of any Animal Pirate besides Hawkins and Apoo (who started their own crews elsewhere before joining) having an special ability that is related to creative usage of their powers, or even the Tobi Roppo like a few members of Big Mom's crew — just raw force. They've also got the World's Strongest Creature as their captain, and Jack (whose bounty is the lowest among the Lead Performer) has a bounty only a little lower than Charlotte Katakuri's, who's got the highest bounty in Big Mom's crew after Big Mom herself.

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Leadership

    Kaido, "The King of the Beasts" 
Supreme Commander of the Animal Kingdom Pirates and one of the Four Emperors. See his entry in the Four Emperors page.

Lead Performers

The top officers of the Animal Kingdom Pirates second only to Kaido in power, rank and authority in the crew. See their page here.

Headliners

    In General 
The elite of the Gifters and officers of the Animal Kingdom Pirates who directly lead the troops. A majority of them have eaten SMILEs and received more power-ups than the average Gifter. It also seems to be the standard rank for powerful pirate captains that have allied with the crew, such as Scratchman Apoo and Basil Hawkins. Many of them are in charge of the towns and villages in the Land of Wano, being the ones to address small-scale issues happening nearby, and some of them are positioned as wardens in the prison mines.

  • Body Horror: Several Headliners have eaten SMILEs. Therefore most of them are transformed in very strange hybrids, like having a lion's head in their belly, ram horns instead of hands or having the behind turned into a giraffe's body. What's more some of these animal parts are sentient as well and many of the users have little to no control over them and treat them like their pets.
  • Mook Lieutenant: They have authority over the Gifters, Pleasures, Waiters, and anyone lower but, with the exception of the Tobi Roppo and Supernovas like Hawkins and Apoo, most of them are weak compared to the All Stars.
  • Superpower Russian Roulette: For the ones that have eaten SMILEs, they gain useful powers at the cost of becoming horrifically or hilariously deformed by the various animal parts manifesting in random and unpredictable ways on their bodies. The Headliners on average seem to fare better than the Gifters in this regard, since most of them have gotten powers that enhance their abilities.
  • Theme Naming: Most Headliners are named after card games.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Most Headliners have eaten SMILEs, which are artificial Devil Fruits that aren't as complete as a Zoan Devil Fruit. Unlike a standard Zoan, the headliners don't change into an animal and hybrid form but are either stuck with some animalistic body parts, or can transform part of their body into an animal part or an entire animal.

Tobi Roppo

A special group of the six strongest Headliners and the closest to Kaido besides the All Stars. Just like the latter, they don't cooperate much and prefer to act on their own. Unlike most of the Headliners, the Tobi Roppo have eaten actual Devil Fruits, notably, all of them are ancient Zoans.

    In General 

  • The Ace: They are the six strongest Headliners in the crew.
  • Ambiguously Human: Several members of the Tobi Roppo have characteristics that indicate they’re not human and belong to one of the other races in the One Piece world. Who’s-Who have the characteristically long legs and height of a Longleg tribesman, and Sasaki’s fangs could indicate Fish-man descent. Ulti has horns real enough for Luffy to grab and she and Page One are siblings.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: X Drake, Sasaki and Who's-Who are former pirate captains of their previous crews and got the position of Tobi Roppo only in virtue of their sheer strength.
  • The Comically Serious: In-Universe, according to Queen. On Onigashima, he gives a role-call to each Animal Kingdom Pirate group, all of which respond except for the Tobi Roppo. He laughs it off since they never respond anyway. Sure enough, they're formally introduced with serious juxtaposition to the rest of the Animal Kingdom Pirates.
  • Dub Name Change: Averted. The Viz translations call them by the original spelling of their name, Tobi Roppo, despite meaning "Flying Six" in Japanese.
  • Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Their dinosaur Ancient Zoans manifest from Ryu Ryu (Dragon-Dragon) Devil Fruits. This is owed to the Japanese word for "Dinosaur", "Kyoryu" being written with the characters for "Fearful" and "Dragon".
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Among their ranks include two women, one of whom appears to be a Giant, and a fellow who might be a Fish-man.
  • Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: As with the All-Stars, all the Tobiroppo are Ancient Zoans. X Drake, Page One, Ulti, and Sasaki in particular have eaten dinosaur Ancient Zoans.
    • X-Drake can trasform into an Allosaurus, which gives him a strong jaw.
    • Page One can transform into a a Spinosaurus. Due to his looks, it also has something of a crocodilian look.
    • Ulti can turn into Pachycephalosaurus which appropriately complements her fighting style and personality.
    • As commander of the Armored Division, Sasaki can transform into a Triceratops.
  • Feet-First Introduction: When all of the Tobi Roppo arrive at Onigashima, they're only shown by their feet, distinguished by their legs and different footwear (except Black Maria, who's only a vague silhouette in the distance). They make their first full appearance in the next chapter.
  • Horns of Villainy: A distinctive traits of all of them is to have a pair of horns, except for X Drake who styled his hair like a horn (a visual clue that he's not loyal to Kaido), and are notorious members of an evil pirate crew. Some of them appear to be cosmetic, while Page One's and Ulti's seems genuine.
  • Made of Iron: Dinosaur Zoans are notoriously tough, cases include Page One who takes a direct hit from Luffy’s Elephant Gun and only comments that his jaws almost dislocated afterwards. Similarly, Ulti gets hit directly by Yamato, who knocks her out with one hit, but she gets up almost immediately afterwards, ready for more.
  • Meaningful Name: Tobi Roppo refers to Kabuki theater, but in this case is written with the final kanji 胞, which can mean sac or sheath. As Kaido's elite servants, this would make them an Evil Counterpart to the Nine Red Scabbards, the elite servants of the Kozuki family.
  • Prehistoric Monster: All six members have Devil Fruits of the Ancient Zoan variety, which allow them to transform into prehistoric creatures (most of which are dinosaurs). Ironically their group shares this trait with the All-Stars/Lead Performers, with whom they most certainly do not get along.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Downplayed among themselves. They bicker and argue, but also confide amongst themselves, and certainly don't hate each other as much as the Lead Performers do. While they're ticked at having to gather together, its mainly because it meant they got dragged away from whatever it was they were doing. It is played straight with their relationship with the Lead Performers, who seem to dislike them even more than they do each other. Ulti was introduced mocking Queen's authority, Sasaki and Who's Who actively refuse to answer to (at least) King and openly seek to replace the current All-Stars, and Queen also states that he intends to eliminate one of them, and was soon after seen exhanging Death Glares with Who's Who.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: There are two female members of the Tobi Roppo: Ulti and Black Maria. While they both have a very femminine look, Ulti's is brash and aggressive while Black Maria is a femme fatale.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Among the Tobi Roppo there are two that are female: Black Maria and Ulti.

    "Red Flag" X Drake 
See his entry on the Eleven Supernovas page.

    Page One 

Page One

Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama (JP)

Age: 20

Debut: Chapter 929 (Manga)

Devil Fruit: Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Spinosaurus

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One of the Tobi Roppo, Page One is often seen (reluctantly) with his sister Ulti, being the beleaguered Straight Man of the two. Around his fellow Tobi Roppo he has a meek, reserved disposition, but can quickly turn ruthless and brutal while on missions.

Page One has eaten the Dragon-Dragon Fruit (Ryu Ryu no Mi), Model: Spinosaurus, an Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a Spinosaurus.


  • Adaptation Expansion: The outcome of Page One's duel with Sanji is left unclear in the manga. The anime depicts Sanji's last attack and reveals Page One withstood it.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Ulti calls him Pay-Pay, despite Page One's irritation whenever he hears it. Sasaki uses it mockingly.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: While Page One is about the same size of a normal human, his Spinosaurus form is tall enough to rest its arms along the roof-arch of a building.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: While Page One is always annoyed by Ulti's antics and attention, when she gets knocked out by Yamato, Page One remains with her until he's certain she's fine. The moment he sees that she's fine, he ditches her to follow Luffy and Yamato.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Downplayed. Page One and Ulti are siblings who appear to be together most of the time, but only because Page One is constantly followed by his sister and they don't show much coordination when fighting. Although they do care for each other.
  • Characterization Marches On: During his first appearance, he doesn't act differently than a fairly standard thug. In his second appearance, at Onigashima, he's fleshed out into the team Straight Man exasperated at his sister's antics and is much more shy, albeit could be justified by being with Ulti.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Page One is usually the first to grumble about Ulti's antics. Not that he seems all that happy about it, or that he sometimes has a say in the matter; Ulti tends to latch onto him, even forcing him to give her a piggyback ride while searching for Kaido's son.
  • Cool Mask: Played with. In his debut, Page One is confident and doesn't wear any mask, but when meeting with the other Tobi Roppo, Page One is in his human form and wearing a mask, but his body language communicates a much more introverted personality. When he transforms into a Spinosaurus, his mask disappears as he needs his mouth free to bite his enemy.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Between his first and second appearance, new evidence spawned regarding the Spinosarus indicating it had a tail fins and was presumably able to swim very well. Since then, Page One's Spinosaurus form has a tail fin to match the new discoveries in 2020. Oda himself admits in the SBS to have followed the new discovery.
  • Eating the Enemy: As his battle with Sanji shows, Page One isn't afraid to use his gigantic maws to chomp at the enemy when transformed into a Spinosaurus.
  • '80s Hair: Page One sports lengthy mane with an undercut that he sweeps to the side.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He's the responsible sibling to Ulti's foolish. His sister, especially when around him, acts like a spoiled kid in constant need of attention, while Page One focuses more on the request given by Kaido.
  • Horned Humanoid: Downplayed, he wears fake horns on his hat, but in his Spinosaurus and hybrid form he sports protruding, horn-like brows similar to that of an abelisaur.
  • Irony: Page One turns into a dinosaur adapted to an aquatic environment when he can't swim at all due to his Devil Fruit.
  • Lizard Folk: His hybrid form sacrifices his mandibles for bigger, stronger arms which gives him the appearance of a large lizard-man.
  • Nice Hat: Page One wears dual color hat adorned with horns that disappears when he's in his Spinosaurus or hybrid form.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the blue to Ulti's red. The two are the Tobi Roppo who interact the most with each other. Ulti is very aggressive, while Page One is more introverted and calm.
  • Savage Spinosaurs: His Zoan Devil Fruit allows him to transform into a Spinosaurus which he presents as quite ferocious and formidable.
  • Shown Their Work: Starting from his second appearance, his dinosaur form now sports tail fins, reflecting new 2020 ''Spinosaurus'' fossil findings indicating it had a paddle-like tail.
  • Tattooed Crook: His name is tattooed across his chest (spelt as Page 1), and is also visible even in his dinosaur form. He is also morally bankrupt, even for a pirate.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: While he is indeed very strong, as he tanks kicks from Sanji and sends him flying across several buildings with a single swing of his arm, Page One's methods and arrogance paint him as a brute with no finesse, focus or tactics whatsoever, content to simply tanking attacks instead of evading or blocking.
  • Villainous Glutton: During his rampage against the soba stands we see him gorging on soba noodles, and at one point claims to want some fruit to snack on, which means destroying a fruit shop in the process. Even when Sanji prepares to use his Raid Suit, he openly asks if it's canned food.
  • The Worf Effect: Page One is introduced as one of the six strongest members of the Beast Pirates just outside of Kaido's actual right-hand men, but in his introduction he gets beaten around by Sanji to show off the power of his raid suit.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is purple, and sticks out when he's in his brownish Spinosaurus form.

    Ulti 

Ulti

Age: 22

Debut: Chapter 978 (Manga)

Devil Fruit: Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Pachycephalosaurus

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"If you insult my Pay-Pay one more time, I'll break you in two!!"
Chapter 978

One of the Tobi Roppo, Ulti is a very talkative and sassy girl who doesn't back down from a verbal quarrel. Despite this, she appears to care for her brother Page One and is extremely loyal to Kaido.

She has eaten the Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Pachycephalosaurus, which allows her to transform into the eponymous dinosaur and attack with very strong headbutts.


  • Big Sister Instinct: Ulti threatens to tear Sasaki in half when he trash talks "her Pay-Pay." Luffy wounding Page One provokes a similar reaction and drives her into using her Devil Fruit and Ulti even dares to attack Big Mom with no hesitation after the latter knocked her brother.
  • Blatant Lies: When Ulti regains her senses after being knocked out by Yamato, she claims that Yamato's attack didn't hurt at all right before coughing up blood, which her underlings notice.
  • Blood from the Mouth: After she recovers from Yamato's hit, Ulti claims her attack didn't hurt her at all, only to cough some blood immediately after.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Downplayed. Page One and Ulti are siblings who appear to be together most of the time, but only because Ulti constantly follows her brother and they don't show much coordination when fighting. Although they do care for each other.
  • Brutal Honesty: She admits to Kaido's face that having to wait for his commands did piss her off.
  • Carry a Big Stick: While she mostly fights with headbutts, Ulti uses a big spiked mace later on when confronting Yamato again to get even on her after being knocked out. Combined with her strength she manages to stall Yamato.
  • Cool Mask: Ulti wears a mouthpiece which apparently doesn't prevent her from babbling and expressing her thoughts. It remains even in her hybrid and pachycephalosaurus form.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ulti quickly wipes the floor with Nami and Usopp in a 2 v 2 along with Page One, brutally beating them down with her repeated headbutts. Though they both are much stronger compared to the start of the series, they're still no match for two powerful brawler-types in close-quarters.
  • Cute Bruiser: Despite her somewhat dainty appearance, she's a brawler much like the vast majority of Kaido's crew, and one of the strongest of the crew.
  • Cute Monster Girl: In her hybrid form, Ulti grows a larger head, reptilian hands and legs and a tail, but keeps her cute face and hourglass body, remaining still attractive.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Ulti's dress ends well above her knees, leaving her legs exposed. While Ulti is an Action Girl, her skirt doesn't have a purpose in combat, as she mostly fights using headbutts.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's among the strongest subordinates of Kaido, and is a very rude and unpleasant girl. Her fighting style is very aggressive, consisting of mostly headbutting her opponent. She's strong enough that Luffy considers using Gear Fourth when she manages to pin him down.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: After being forced to wait, Ulti calls Kaido "stupid" out loud for calling them for what she considers just a family issue and the other five tell her not to say such things. Shortly after, she complains about the wait she had to endure and says that she thinks his request is stupid right in Kaido's face. Thankfully for her, Kaido is not angered or offended. When Linlin beats Page One into a pulp, Ulti challenges her and insults her without any trace of fear.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: While Ulti is an unpleseant person who works for a tyrannical pirate crew and has no trouble beating innocent animals or children, she does genuinely love her brother, Page One, albeith in her rude and childish way, and attacks anyone who hurts him.
  • Evil Is Petty: Aside of working for a tyrannical pirate crew, Ulti in general is just a very rude and unpleasant jerk, never missing a chance to bark at others and insult them; even her brother Page One and Kaido himself don't escape her pettiness, and they're probably the only people she has even the slightest degree of concern or respect for. She also has no code of honor and Would Hurt a Child without hesitation, which is what drives the usually cowardly Nami to attack her outright rather than run.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She's the foolish sibling to Page One's responsible. Ulti, especially when around her brother, acts like a spoiled kid in constant need of attention, while Page One focuses more on the request given by Kaido.
  • Forehead of Doom: In her hybrid form, being half-Pachycephalosaurus, Ulti's forehead becomes larger and more prominent, allowing her to give stronger headbutts.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In her debut, she's talking and bickering with her teammates and exchanging insults with Page One, much to the irritation of the others (except Black Maria, who finds her behaviour endearing), because she can't stand the waiting for Kaido's orders.
  • Headbutting Pachy: Her Zoan powers allow her to turn into a Pachycephalosaurus, and she attacks with extremely powerful head-butts.
  • Horned Humanoid: Ulti has a pair of large horns real enough for Luffy to grab and, in her hybrid form, she grows extra small horns like those of a pachycephalosaurus, giving her a more aggressive look.
  • Idiot Hair: She has a lock of hair protruding from the top of her head to highlight her impulsive and eccentric personality.
  • It's Personal: While looking for Yamato, Ulti encounters Luffy and fights him, but their clash is quickly interrupted by Yamato who knocks out Ulti with a mace swing. After she recovers, Ulti goes in search of Yamato to get even with her and decides to fight her using the same weapon.
  • Kick the Dog: She headbutts Komachiyo and literally kicks him while he's down. When Tama starts crying and begging for her to stop, Ulti yells at her to shut up and slashes her across the cheek.
  • Ki Manipulation: Ulti is capable of using both Armament Haki, to increase the destructive power of her head-butts, and Observation Haki as she can sense both Luffy's Haki and detect Yamato's incoming presence as well.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Despite being similar in height and build to Nami, Ulti has Super Strength even in human form and even manages to overpower Luffy with a headbutt while destroying the surrounding area (though she can't actually hurt him).
  • Never My Fault: After causing Page One to fall down the stairs, she promises him to make Luffy pay for hurting Page One. Luffy comments how its their own fault if Page One is hurt.
  • The Nicknamer: She likes to call Page One "Pay-Pay" despite his insistence to knock it off.
  • Personality Powers: Ulti has a tendency to be incredibly brash with people, essentially butting heads with others when talking to them. Thus fitting with her headstrong rude personality, she ate a Devil Fruit that allows her to transform into a dinosaur renowned for having a hard head and headbutting.
  • Pretty in Mink: She wears a dark cape trimmed with fur which distinguishes her from the other more masculine (except Black Maria) Tobi Roppo.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the red to Page One's blue. The two are the Tobi Roppo who interact the most with each other. Ulti is very aggressive, while Page One is more introverted and calm.
  • She's Got Legs: Ulti is an attractive girl whose short dress leave most of her long legs exposed.
  • Skunk Stripe: Ulti's hair is mainly blue with small pink stripes.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: In contrast to her feminine appearance, Ulti tends to use a lot of foul language when she's annoyed, which happens to be very frequently. Given her use of formalities, it may fall into Sophisticated as Hell as well.
  • Stronger Sibling: Ulti and Page One are, apparently, siblings and the former has a better battle performance against Luffy than the latter. Ulti shows to use both Armament and Observation Haki, while Page One doesn't.
  • Tsundere: Ulti is very aggressive towards anyone who slightly annoys her, even Kaido when she's in a bad mood, but is very nice to Page One, who she affectionately calls Pay-Pay, much to his annoyance, and her boss Kaido for the most.
  • Use Your Head: Given her ability to turn into a Pachycephalosaurus, Ulti primarily uses headbutting attacks, which are strong enough to hurt even Luffy, who is normally immune to blunt damage.
  • Verbal Tic: She ends her sentences with "dearinsu", a very formal way to say "to be", which Page One finds annoying.
  • Villain Respect: After she first tries to headbutt Luffy, she proclaims that he's indeed strong and that she can't take him lightly.
  • Womanchild: Ulti acts sophisticated one second, the next she's yelling or being dangerously blunt. While they're supposed to be looking for Yamato, Ulti follows Page One despite his protests, but can't keep up with him, at which point she jumps onto his back because carrying her would be the "appropriate" thing for Page One to do.
  • The Worf Effect: Ulti surprisingly manages to clash with Luffy on equal footing and pin him down in his base form, forcing him to consider using Gear Fourth on her and proving she's a legitimate threat. However, shortly after, she's knocked down with one hit by Yamato.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Ulti hits Tama without hesitation as the poor girl begs for her to spare her pet komainu. This understandably causes Nami to blast her with a Thunderbolt Tempo.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: When captured by Usopp's Green Star Devil, Ulti calls Page One to help her. While cutting the plant's stem, Page One comments that she could've easily gotten free by herself.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ulti's hair is very colorful, blue with strands of pink, to denote better her childish personality.

    Who's-Who 

Who's-Who

Age: 38

Debut: Chapter 978 (Manga)

Devil Fruit: Cat-Cat Fruit, Model: Sabertooth Tiger

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"This organization is a meritocracy. You climb the ranks with skill. Of course we're aiming high."
Chapter 979

One of the Tobi Roppo, appears as a stern and calm man with very long legs wearing a face-obscuring horned mask and smoking a cigarette. He rules over an area of the fourth floor of Kaido's castle known as "Cat Café" and is the captain of a cat-themed crew.

He has eaten the Cat-Cat Fruit Model: Sabertooth Tiger, which allows him to transform into a huge smilodon.


  • Animal Motif: Who's-Who's crewmembers, who have a cat-theme. They are either cat-looking or wear a pair of cat-ears and a cat tail, this goes in hand with Who's-Who's Devil Fruit, which allows him to transform into a sabertooth tiger.
  • Cool Mask: Unlike Ulti and Page One, his mask covers the top of his face, eyes included, instead of the mouth, and sports a pair of horns, giving him a sense of mystery around his appearance, reflecting his name. Said mask remains in his sabretooth form. Some of his crewmembers wear similar masks, making it easy to associate them with him.
  • Engrish: In the original text, Who's-Who's Devil Fruit uses the Japanese-only "English" term "Saber-Tiger" to refer to the Sabertooth Tiger.
  • Fangs Are Evil: In his sabertooth form he gains enormous and intimidating canines.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He's introduced smoking a cigarette with the others, and is one of Kaido's enforcers.
  • It's Personal: When confronting Jimbei on his turf, implying to be someone close to the fishman whom the latter doesn't remember of.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Carries a long katana with an elaborated scabbard with him.
  • Meaningful Name: His name comes from a card game in which the player has to guess the identity of the other one's card, and Who's-Who wears a mask that hides most of his face. The names becomes doubly meaningful when Who's-Who mentions Jinbe to have already met him, and the latter can't recognize him because of his mask.
  • Mega Neko: The already large Who's-Who becomes gigantic in his sabertooth tiger form and dwarfes Jinbe in size.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Who’s Who wears a jacket and a shirt unbuttoned to show off his tattooed chest.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has very long wavy hair reaching down to his hips.
  • Panthera Awesome: Who's-Who ate an Ancient Zoan of the Cat-Cat family which allows him to transform into a massive sabertooth tiger.
  • The Starscream: Downplayed. While waiting with the other Tobi Roppo, Who's-Who asks in a casual tone to his colleagues who they think will take Queen's position should he die. Maria's retort implies that Who's-Who wouldn't mind a promotion himself. He also gives a Slasher Smile when Kaido tells them that whoever finds his child Yamato and brings him back will have a chance to challenge a Lead Performer and take his place.
  • The Stoic: Compared to the other Tobi Roppo, who are either bickering (Ulti and Page One) or teasing (Black Maria and Sasaki), Who's-Who appears to be calm and serious. He scolds the former two for acting like brats, though like the others, he does yell at Ulti when she calls Kaido an idiot.
  • Slasher Smile: After hearing of the offer to challenge an All-Star if he finds Kaido's son, Who's-Who doesn't say anything but has an excited smile, meaning he's very eager to do it. His wicked smile is amplified when he's transformed into a sabretooth.
  • Tattooed Crook: Who's-Who has some intricate tattoos on his chest, most notably an eye-like mark and his name on his pectorals. Like the others, he's a ruthless pirate.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In contrast to his masculine appearance, Who's who's hair is pink.

    Black Maria 

Black Maria

Age: 29

Debut: Chapter 978 (Manga)

Devil Fruit: Spider-Spider Fruit, Model: Rosamygale Grauvogeli

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"On a snowy night, two who wished to be united but could never be together, at last, will meet!! Beneath the light of the moon, their passions run high!!!"
Chapter 992

One of the Tobi Roppo, she's a very large woman clad in a dark kimono and smoking a pipe. She lives in a brothel-themed area on Onigashima and is the leader of an all female-team.

She has eaten the Spider-Spider Fruit, Model: Rosamygale Grauvogeli, which allows her to transform at will into a massive black spider and shoot web.


  • Amazon Brigade: Black Maria is the leader of a squad made almost exclusively by women, which means Sanji has no way to defeat Black Maria's squad.
  • All Webbed Up: Black Maria's Spider-Spider Fruit lets her creates sticky web, which she uses to capture Sanji and to make traps to slow down Nico Robin, but can also handle her webs to her minions and let them do the capture. Said webs can be broken with ease if they're frozen.
  • Battle Strip: Black Maria removes her kimono when she’s confronted by Nico Robin and Brook, revealing her bare torso beneath. Brook does not complain.
  • Belly Mouth: Black Maria's Zoan manifests very differently from others in the series, giving her lower half the shape of a spider, including its eyes and mouth, distinct from her own original body.
  • Ceiling Cling: Black Maria chases Sanji while moving upside-down on the floor thanks to her spider Devil Fruit.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: A Japanese variation to the standard trope, but Black Maria is dressed like an Oiran and, when everyone is busy fighting and she remains in the brothel, where the other women ask her to sing a lullaby, letting Black Maria show her singing and shamisen skills.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Black Maria is a malicious femme fatale who keeps men tangled in her web as pets and, when Sanji declares to love all women of the world, rather than considering it a chivalrous declaration, Black Maria considers it cheating and tells Sanji to love only her.
  • Femme Fatale: Black Maria is a very attractive woman dressed like an oiran who lured many men who she keeps tangled in her web as they plead for her and constantly declare their love to her. After capturing Sanji and forcing him to call for Nico Robin's help, Black Maria decides to add him to her collection. She also presents a tattoo on her back saying "女難" which translates to "women trouble" but is also the Japanese expression for femme fatale.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: Black Maria's minions trap Sanji with a spider web while Black Maria is half-hidden by her speech bubble in a dark room with several men hanging off the ground. The following chapter reveals that she ate the Spider-Spider Fruit, Model: Rosamygale Grauvogeli.
  • Giant Spider: Her spider-based Devil Fruit, combined with her humongous size, allows Black Maria to turns into a truly gigantic spider or spider-woman hybrid. Ironically, real life Rosamygale were tiny, under a centimeter in size.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: After having caught Sanji, Black Maria resorts to beating him bloody with a pair of knuckledusters to make him call for help so she can lure out Nico Robin.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: To go with her oiran looks she's smoking from a kiseru, in a sort of female counterpart to the Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe.
  • High-Class Call Girl: Black Maria is a very attractive woman dressed as an Oiran and smokes from a kiseru, a kind of elegant pipe and has an impressive set of hair decorations associated with courtesans such as a comb, hairpins, and sword blades, while her personal quarters are built to resemble a traditional Japanese brothel. Like most oirans, Black Maria is very good at singing and playing the shamisen.
  • Kimono Fanservice: Black Maria is a sensual woman who wears a kimono which exposes her shoulders and cleavage, similar to a Japanese oiran.
  • Lazy Bum: In contrast to the other Tobiroppo who are ambitious and hungry for achievments, Black Maria is content to do the bare minimum of her station. Instead of hunting Yamato, she chooses to party with Kaido, and even when the war begins in earnest, she deliberately keeps away from the combat and relaxes with her subordinates, only setting traps for stray warriors to wander into.
  • Odd Name Out: Black Maria's Zoan Devil Fruit is the only one to have the scientific name of its animal instead of the genus.
  • Personality Powers: Black Maria's passiveness fits her spider Devil Fruit, being content to wait in her web for prey to come to her.
  • Pet the Dog: When Kanjuro shows up and delivers to Orochi a bloodied and beaten Momonosuke, she picks him up and expresses some seemingly genuine pity for him, unlike the other ones.
  • Sadist: Describes in gruesome detail to Sanji how she intends to torture and eventually kill Robin once she captures her, all while smiling and lolling her tongue.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: She can turn into a Rosamygale Grauvogeli, the only known exponent of the Rosamygale genus, ancestor of the Mygalomorph infraorder, which includes more notorious spiders such as tarantulas, funnelwebs and trapdoor spiders.
  • Seductive Spider: Black Maria is seductive woman dressed like a Japanese oiran. With her Devil Fruit, she's capable of turning into a spider hybrid that resembles an alluring jorogumo. Although the spider lower half of her transformation possesses a very cartoony face instead of a more realistic spider one, she nonetheless still retains her attractiveness in her human upper half.
  • Spider People: In her hybrid form, Black Maria turns her entire lower body into a spider while her upper half remains human, making her similar to the image of the jorogumo.
  • Spiders Are Scary: Subverted, although she's part of a villainous crew and has a spider-themed power, Black Maria is mostly affable and while her spider form includes the head, said head sports a cartoony face with a normal mouth full of rounded teeth rather than a spider-like head with fangs and chelicerae. This is rather noticeable as in One Piece have previously appeared spiders drawn in a more realistic manner.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Exaggerated. She's an extremely gigantic beautiful woman who's about the same size as Kaido. From the bust-up alone she's nearly as tall as the other Tobi Roppo sat down and needs to be placed on a different floor from the other five to be at the same eye-level. When the Tobi Roppo are gathered before Kaido to be ordered to search for his son, it is shown that the absolutely massive King is barely taller than her waist.
  • Tattooed Crook: When Black Maria drops her kimono to fight seriously, she reveals the kanji 女難 (dangers of women) tattooed on her back, which futher emphasizes her sadistic and villainous personality.
  • Tsuchigumo and Jorogumo: Her Oiran looks, musical talent with stringed instruments and Devil Fruit makes her a deadringer for the Jorogumo Youkai, though rather than being based on the actual jorogumo spider (golden orb weaver) her Fruit allows her to turn into the more tarantula-like Rosamygale, closer to the Tsuchigumo.
  • Villainous Crush: Instead of going to search for Yamato, Black Maria says that she prefers remaining next to Kaido and sits close to him in a very provocative manner.
  • X on a Stick: When fighting Robin and Brook, Black Maria uses a flaming Wanyūdō on the end of a pole.

    Sasaki 

Sasaki

Age: 34

Debut: Chapter 978 (Manga)

Devil Fruit: Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Triceratops

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"Give up. I'm the most powerful kind of animal that ever existed!!!"
Chapter 998

One of the Tobi Roppo and leader of the Armored Division, he's a large fellow with unruly hair who likes to drink and owns a peculiar sword.

He has eaten the Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Triceratops which allows him to transform into a massive Triceratops in combat.


  • The Alcoholic: Implied, Sasaki seemingly likes parties (where he only wants to drink with Kaido, not the rank and file) and even when he’s hunting Yamato, Sasaki walks around with a bottle in hand.
  • Badass Boast: While fighting Franky, Sasaki turns into a triceratops and charges him, claiming that dinosaurs are the strongest animals to have ever existed.
  • Bound and Gagged: A rare villainous example. Sasaki is caught by surprise by Kyoshiro (actually Denjiro) who chains him to a wall to prevent him from causing any trouble during the raid at Onigashima. However, a rampaging Linlin destroys the tree he's tied to and frees him.
  • Brutal Honesty: When King asks Sasaki and Who's-Who if they wouldn't have come if they knew the invitation came from him instead of Kaido, Sasaki bluntly confirms his thoughts.
  • Coat Cape: Wears an admiral jacket-style coat with a flaming motif on his shoulders like a cape, showing off his high position inside the crew.
  • Cool Chair: Sasaki has a highbacked throne with spikes, a personalized nametag and what appear to be a Japanese torii gate at the top, sitting on the back of a Rhino-gifter. Sasaki likes to lounge in it as his subordinates in the Armored Division do the actual work.
  • Cool Sword: When he goes out to look for Kaido's child Yamato he's seen carrying a a katana-like sword on his side with a rather short handle and a noticeably broad scabbard. The blade itself has a unique look, as it is distinctly, vertically (at an angle) segmented, with each section having its own temper line resembling a gunome style.
  • Didn't See That Coming: As he sets out to chase after Yamato, he runs into Denjiro, still believing he's Kyoshiro, and thus an ally. Denjiro takes advantage of the situation and chains him up, temporarly taking him out of the way. Later, the interference of the Gifters under Tama's control throw his own underlings into disarray and leaves him open, allowing Franky to land a hit with his sword.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has a mouth full of sharp teeth, with two prominent lower canines jutting out of his mouth which, combined with the horns, make him more Oni-like looking. He keeps his fangs even when transformed into a herbivorous animal.
  • Heavily Armored Mook: Sasaki leads a squad formed by Gifters with SMILES belonging to hard-shelled/skinned animals such as rhinos, scorpions and urchins when he ambushes Shinobu. Said squad also includes a large number of non-Gifter members who carry shields and bazooka's. Fittingly, his Devil Fruit is the Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Triceratops.
  • Hot Paint Job: His cape and pants have a flaming motif, with dark flames on the lower side in contrast with the lighter side, making him appear more aggressive.
  • Horn Attack: In his triceratops form, Sasaki charges his enemies using his horns. It's strong enough to send rolling the Franky Shogun.
  • Horns of Villainy: Wears golden horns that jut from his cap, which morph into a set of black horns when he transforms into a triceratops against Franky, even around the collar, making him look more ferocious and villainous.
  • Named After Someone Famous: Sasaki is not only the japanese name of the card game 44A but also calls to mind Jun Sasaki, the creator of many card games.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a fancy commanders' cap adorned with long, curved horns. Said hat remains in his animal form.
  • Personal Mook: The rhino Gifter in his squad (who has a whole rhino for a lower body complete with head) also pulls double duty by carrying Sasaki's throne on his back.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Sasaki wears a long cape/coat over his shoulders but no actual clothing on his torso.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: Inverted, an SBS states that his favourite food is asparagus, in spite of his tough-guy looks and fangs. This is a hint to his ability to become a Triceratops, a herbivorous dinosaur.
  • Stout Strength: Sasaki is one of the toughest members of Kaido's crew and has a visible paunch compared to the others. This is also reflected in his Devil Fruit, which turns him into a triceratops, a very bulky dinosaur able to tank Franky Shogun's attacks.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has several tattoos on his torso, fitting the role of a ruthless pirate enforcer.
  • Temper-Ceratops: His Devil Fruit lets Sasaki transform into a Triceratops and he already looks pretty brutal in his human form.
  • The Starscream: While he isn't as openly hostile towards the current Lead Performers as Who's Who, Sasaki aims too to become an All-Star, even admitting to King that he would have ignored his summon if he hadn't pretended it came from Kaido.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He doesn't feel the need to wear a shirt and his torso is left exposed.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sasaki's hair is green, hinting at his mostly calm and stoic personality.

Prison Mines Staff

    In General 
Some Headliners, working directly under Queen, handle the prison mines of the Udon region, in which those who tried to rebel against Orochi or showed sympathy for Oden are forced to do heavy works in exchange of a small amount of food.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Their favorite way to punish the prisoners who try to rebel is to chop off their limbs. The legs for the first time, then the arms if they rebel again and, if they still try to oppose them, the warden would cut the head.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: After they imprisoned Kawamatsu, instead of quickly killing him, they were ordered to give him a slow and cruel death by feeding him poisoned fish. However, Kawamatsu resisted for thirteen years (spitting the fish bones as weapons against the guards) until he's freed.
  • Wardens Are Evil: They might not torture the prisoners like the guards of Impel Down, but in this case said prisoners aren't vicious criminals who deserves it. These wardens enjoy making the prisoners work into the toughest conditions, breaking them both physically and mentally, while giving a single small kimidango as reward for moving a large heavy rock, all while clearly enjoy torturing them. The punishment for offences is first dismembering the arms, after a second offense the legs, and execution after a third offense.

    Babanuki 

Babanuki

Debut: Chapter 934 (Manga)

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A Headliner and the Warden of the Prison Mines in the Udon region of the Wano Country, albeith under the direct orders of Queen. He has eaten an elephant SMILE, which manifests as an elephant head in his chest that has explosive sneezes.

Just like the other wardens, Babanuki is a cruel man who enjoys inflicting pain on the prisoners.


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Babanuki has red skin, making him more similar to an Oni, whilehis elephant is yellow-skinned, indicating he comes from the power of an artificial Devil Fruit.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Being the warden of the prison, he obviously has more authority than anyone else except for the Lead Performers. He also happens to be the first SMILE user that actually causes damage to Luffy, albeit weakened by sea stone, and isn't defeated in seconds.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a long beard and is an evil warden working under Kaido. It's also a Badass Beard since he's the strongest headliner of the prison.
  • Belly Mouth: Exaggerated, he has an elephant head in his belly, which can shoot objects from its trunk.
  • Cruel Elephant: He's an evil warden of the Prison Mines and has eaten an elephant SMILE which gives him some elephant traits.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before his proper debut, he appears in the background while Daifugo punishes Hyogoro, not that he's hard to miss.
  • Finger in a Barrel: He's defeated when Luffy knots his trunk just as he's about to fire a plague bomb, making it explode inside Babanuki.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When he tries to put an end to the rebellion with a plague-spreading bullet shot with his elephant trunk, Luffy holds the trunk shut with his hands, causing the bullet to explode inside Babanuki.
  • Large and in Charge: Although possibly justified by having eaten a SMILE that turns him into an elephant hybrid, he's the warden of the Prison Mines and he's arguably as large as an actual elephant.
  • Oni: Babanuki is red-skinned and his face has the same eyebrows, eyes and fangs as an oni, making him look like one. Just like onis are known for living in the mountains, the prison mines are close to tall mountains.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Like the rest of the prison staff, he has access to Queen's plague weaponry. In his case, Babanuki uses a heavy shell that is far more powerful than the normal bullets used by his colleagues and shoot it through his elephant's trunk.
  • Signature Laugh: "Pao pao pa pa pa pa!!". "Pao" is the Japanese onomopatoeia for an elephant trumpeting.
  • Smarter Than You Look: While he looks just as thuggish as the others, he is actually quite reasonable when it comes to situations, such as warning Queen to not fight Big Mom or trying to bring Luffy's freedom to Queen's attention. His first reaction to seeing all the intruders before him is to try and contact Kaido as quick as possible instead of assuming he can handle it on his own.
  • Sneeze of Doom: The elephant on his chest can make an explosive sneeze powerful enough to damage Luffy, albeith the latter isn't in his best conditions. He can also load it with poison shells for extra lethality.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His body is large enough to make the elephant head on the chest look small by comparison, while his legs... not so much.

    Daifugo 

Daifugo

Debut: Chapter 934 (Manga)

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One of the Headliners and a Vice Warden of the Prison Mines. He has eaten a scorpion SMILE, granting him extra legs and a scorpion stinger for hair. In combat he uses a pair of guns loaded with Queen's plague virus.


  • Ax-Crazy: After Luffy beats him and, eventually, breaks out of his Seastone cuffs, he gleefully starts murdering prisoners completely at random with plague-filled bullets.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Thanks to his scorpion SMILE, he has a scorpiong stinger, although it's located on his braid.
  • Dirty Coward: Daifugo abuse of his status as Vice Warden to mistreat prisoners and fights from a distance with plague-filled bullets. When he's cornered by the revolting inmates he still tries to ineffectually threaten them with his status, but is visibly trembling and sweating before they eventually beat him up.
  • Expy: The helmet he wears and his clothing style make him appear as a scorpion version of Jagi. He even fights with guns just like Jagi.
  • Guns Akimbo: When it comes time to put the prisoners in line he uses a pair of pistols loaded with Queen's special plague bullets on them.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: Daifugo eats one of Tama’s dango, which makes SMILE users loyal to her. Since then, Daifugo has become much nicer.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Daifugo wears a pair of six-legged leather pants and a leather jacket and in he's the most heinous out of all the wardens. He's often shown beating up the prisoners and abusing of his status.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Daifugu constantly beats up the prisoners and, during the revolt, use the Excitement Bullets on them to stop Luffy and his allies, breaking the prisoners' spirits however, after Luffy motivates the prisoners, they proceed to beat the crap out of Daifugo, who can only brag of his now useless status as Vice Warden before being beaten by the very same person he used to punish.
  • Kick the Dog: Daifugo debuts by kicking to the ground a weak old man, showing immediately that he mistreats the prisoners.
  • Ornamental Weapon: Has a sword on his back, but has never been shown drawing it. When he actually gets aggressive he instead uses guns. The anime shows Daifugo trying to use it on Luffy briefly.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Gleefully demonstrates Queen's special plague bullets on prisoners, very fitting for a scorpion man.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Justified, after being turned around by eating Tama’s dango, Daifugu isn’t greeted warmly by the former inmates of the prison mines when they meet him in Onigashima. Considering that Daifugu used to be a monster to the inmates of the Prison mines, frequently abusing them and shooting at them with bullets that turned them into plague carriers, and they only have his word for turning over a new leaf, hardly anyone believes him.
  • Scary Scorpions: He has eaten a scorpion SMILE, which gives him a stinger at the end of his braid and multiple legs, and he's an evil warden.
  • The Sociopath: Daifugo is a very dangerous individual who constantly abuses prisoners and during a revolt he gleefully infects them with a deadly disease. Despite losing badly to Luffy, he doesn't learn his lesson and keeps fighting him, and, when it's clear Udon prison is lost, somehow thinks he can get out of trouble by bragging about his status.
  • Technicolor Toxin: Daifugo's main color in his palette is purple, coming from his hair and his leather clothes, which reflects his poison theme from his scorpion SMILE and his guns loaded with plague bullets.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He thinks that he can defeat Luffy easily if Queen would let him go into the ring... even though Luffy beat him earlier. It's a surprise attack... except Luffy is also weakened by seastone at the time and still almost knocked Daifugo out with a single attack.
  • Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: Justified by being a human who has eaten a scorpion SMILE, which gives him two extra pairs of legs just like scorpions.
  • Wall Crawl: His long scorpion legs allows him to walk on the walls.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has dark purple hair, which fit, considering they turn into a scorpion stinger.

    Solitaire 

Solitaire

Debut: Chapter 935 (Manga)

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One of the Headliners who works at the Prison Mines as a Vice Warden. She has eaten a monkey SMILE, granting her a monkey tail and extra arms.


  • Adaptation Expansion: In the manga she only stands around and barks orders. In the anime, she also takes an active role and faces Raizo, showing off a powerful Spin Attack. Solitaire also chatters and screeches like a monkey when excited.
  • Cool Helmet: She wears a pilot-like helmet with horns.
  • Dual Wielding: Four of her six arms are busy wielding a sword.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: She has eaten a monkey SMILE which gives her a monkey tail and four simian limbs in addiction to her own pair.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: And carrying four of them with your multiple arms is even better!
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She has six arms, with two additional pair of limbs coming from the monkey SMILE, making her like a spider-monkey.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female warden of the Prison Mines.
  • Stealth Pun: Like many of the Animal Kingdom Pirates, she's named after a card game; in this case, solitaire. Factor in her eight limbs, and she's spider solitaire, as well as a spider-monkey.

    Dobon 

Dobon

Voiced by: Taro Yamaguchi (JP)

Debut: Chapter 926 (Manga), Episode 919 (Anime)

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One of the Headliners and a Vice Warden of the prison mines in Udon. He ate a hippo SMILE, making his main body sit inside a hippo's mouth.

He attempts to stop Luffy and Kidd from quarreling showing off his authority but, after he tries to eat them, they beat him up.


  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Dobon's hippo is pink, making him even more goofy and less threatening.
  • Angry, Angry Hippos: Subverted. While Dobon is a brutal Vice Warden of Kaido's prisons who has eaten hippo SMILE, the hippo that forms his lower body is very docile and innocuous (except to Dobon himself).
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Dobon's face is very similar to that of the hippo, the kind of SMILE he ate.
  • Big Eater: Or so he claims to be. His beef with Luffy and Kid earning so many dango is that they've run the storage empty, leaving him with virtually nothing.
  • Blessed with Suck: The hippo that Dobon's body has fused into due to the SMILE he ate has a mind of its own, often closing its mouth while Dobon is still talking, which prevents others from hearing him.
  • Body Horror: His main body is comically inside of a giant hippo's mouth. And the mouth closes on him without any provocation.
  • Knife Nut: Due to his unique body proportions, Dobon employs knives to savagely mutilate people caught inside the hippo's mouth.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: Almost literally. This happens when he swallows Luffy and Kidd with his hippo's mouth, which his subordinates refer to as his "murder chamber". The two then beat the crap out of him instead.
  • Waddling Head: The hippo his body is fused to resembles this. Its midsection doesn't exist and its "body" is just the hippo's hindquarters and a stubby pair of hind legs, leaving its head to take up most of its mass. Its "front legs" are Dobon's own legs that protrude from its chin.
  • Worf Effect: His attempt to bring the hammer down on Luffy and Kidd only serves to show how dangerous they've become, even when wearing Seastone.

Other Headliners

    Sheepshead 

Sheepshead

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP)

Age: 24

Debut: Chapter 795 (Manga), Episode 739 (Anime)

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The sadistic Headliner who has eaten a ram SMILE, which grants him the ability to transform his hands into large ram horns.


  • Blessed with Suck: Subverted, unlike other Headliners who are SMILE users, he is able to control his transformation and retain his human form without severe permanent changes to his body.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Sheepshead is the first SMILE user to appear in the series and his ability to turn his hands into ram horns is considered bizarre by Brook, since a Zoan users (except Chopper) can only turn into an hybrid or full form, foreshadowing the SMILE's artificial nature. The ability to turn body parts into animal parts at will disappear in the series and later SMILE users have permanent animal body parts for a more comedical purpose.
  • The Dragon: He serves as Jack's lieutenant during his mission to Zou.
  • Horn Attack: An odd example in that his horns actually come from his arms, not his head, due to SMILEs often manifesting on parts of the body that do not correspond with their placement on the original animal.
  • Horns of Villainy: Like all Gifters, a pair of black horns sprout from his head, but this also applies to his powers which cause his hands to turn into large ram horns.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the game Sheepshead and, appropriately enough, has eaten a ram SMILE.
  • Uncertain Doom: Sheepshead's fate after Zunesha sinks the fleet he is a part of is unknown, but likely not good, being a Devil Fruit user and the fact Jack has appeared again and Sheepshead hasn't.
  • You Have Failed Me: Tries coming back to Jack empty-handed, and this does earn the rage of the latter.

    Ginrummy 

Ginrummy

Voiced by: Sakiko Uran (JP)

Debut: Chapter 795 (Manga), Episode 739 (Anime)

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A Headliner who accompanied Jack and Sheepshead to Zou.


  • Blessed with Suck: She’s implied to be a subversion. Though we never see her in action, the fact she’s a Headliner with no visible mutations points towards the idea that she has the ability to freely transform like Sheepshead.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Ginrummy wears nothing but two pieces of armor covering each of her breasts and a thong.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She looks visibly disturbed when the rest of the crew says what they're going to do to the elephant once they manage to drop it to its knees.
  • Horns of Villainy: Ginrummy wears a pair of (presumably fake) horns to show her status as a member of the Animal Kingdom Pirates.
  • Stripperiffic: Out of all the Animal Kingdom Pirates seen so far, who don't seem to wear much altogether, she's dressed in the least with only an armored bikini and thong.
  • Uncertain Doom: Her fate after Zunesha sinks the fleet she's a part of is unknown, but likely not good, being a Devil Fruit user, and all. The fact Jack is seen again in Wano while she hasn't appeared since the fleet sank implies she's dead.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has magenta hair.

    Holdem 

Holdem

Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (JP)

Debut: Chapter 915 (Manga), Episode 901 (Anime)

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"I wasn't talking to you!! Don't look back at my face!!!"
Holdem to Kamjiro (chapter 915)

A Headliner who seems to be in charge of Bakura Town in the Kuri region of Wano Country, Holdem has eaten a lion SMILE, which manifests in the form of a lion's head and arms, called Kamijiro, that protrude from his stomach, though he seems to have a tenuous relationship with it.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the manga he just tortures a child with pliers and goes down in one Red Hawk without ever showing what's so special about his sword. The anime shows how his blade is special and adds a filler scene of him taking down some bandits with ease before fighting Shutenmaru himself, even if the latter is as strong as Jack, the and holding up despite being injured, before using his fire blade to cause a wildfire that quickly spreads.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the manga he claims his sword had the power to "chase", though he was defeated before he could show what that means. The anime shows that this "power" is nothing more then his blade being able to turn into a Whip Sword.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His name is Holdem, from the card game "Texas Holdem", and Kamjiro's mane resembles a poker chip.
  • Blessed with Suck: Like all SMILE users, his body manifests traits of an animal, in his case a lion, which can be effective in battle. However, the lion head created by his power has a mind of its own and doesn't seem to get along with Holdem at all.
  • Breath Weapon: Kamijiro, the lion in his belly, can breathe fire.
  • Cool Sword: He wields a distinctive katana called the Karakuri sword with a ring pattern along the sheath and a star-shaped guard. The anime shows that it can also function as a Whip Sword that can even be lit on fire with no damage to itself.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He earns Luffy's rage by telling him that he has tortured Tama and goes down in one hit from Luffy's Red Hawk without ever realizing what just happened.
  • Fiery Lion: He has a living lion head on his stomach that is capable of breathing fire. Anime takes it up even further by having him light his sword on fire.
  • Groin Attack: When pissed, Kamjiro shows no remorse in attacking Holdem's crotch. However, he forgets that, sharing Holdem's body, he feels the pain too.
  • Large and in Charge: Holdem is both tall and wide, and is one of Kaido's Headliners, meaning he has authority over the mooks.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a tall cap that seems to be a symbol of his status as a subordinate to Kaido and Shogun Orochi.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When the Okobore townspeople cover for the rebels by Taking the Heat for the continued farm thefts, Holdem burns down their town in retaliation. When Big Mom learns of this from Tama, angry of what happened to the town that kindly treated her oshiruko, she immediately ends her alliance with Kaido. Holdem's act ended up costing his crew a powerful ally in the long run.
  • Stout Strength: Holdem seems quite overweight, but he's also one of Kaido's Headliners, who are among his strongest minions. Averted as he ends up being really weak.
  • Tattooed Crook: Holdem has tattoos with pointy shapes on his shoulders and arms, making his appearance more villainous.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears nothing on the upper side of his body, probably justified by Kamjiro's head which prevents him wearing anything.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Since Tama refuses to show off her power, Holdem decides to force her by pinching her cheeks with a pair of pliers. Luffy is not amused to learn of this.

    Speed 

Speed

Voiced by: Satomi Sato (JP)

Debut: Chapter 917 (Manga), Episode 904 (Anime)

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A Headliner who is in charge of Paradise Farm in Bakura Town of the Kuri region, where all the clean, untainted food is produced. She has eaten a horse SMILE, giving her the appearance of a centaur.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Wears a shirt with the zipper open all the way down to her navel.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the manga she doesn't show her fighting abilities, while the anime shows her launching volleys of arrows and using Armament Haki as well.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Horses really have a 350 degree line of sight, but that's because of their eyes which are on the sides of the head. If you have frontal eyes, half-horse or not, you can't have a 350 degree sight.
  • Dude Magnet: Several other Gifters find Speed very attractive. When Speed arrives at Onigashima, many men ogle her, and she uses her beauty to convince the Gifters to eat Tama's dango.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When Luffy first grabs her, thinking she's an ordinary horse, Speed is swooned by the "embrace" briefly before recognizing what is going on.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: Because of her SMILE condition, Speed is susceptible to Tama's Devil Fruit powers and becomes loyal to her after eating her dango. The effect last very long, and even a week later Speed is still following Tama.
  • Horse Archer: She ate a Horse SMILE fruit which turns her into a centaur-like creature and carries around a bow and a quiver of arrows.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair and her horse tail are distinctly two colors, white the right half and dark blue the left half. Her clothes are appropriately bicolored as well, only light-blue instead of dark blue.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: After helping Tama and Luffy bring all the food to the starved Wano inhabitants, Speed brings Tama back to Amigasa Village, and accidentally run into a drunken, rampaging Kaido, who beats both of them.
  • Not So Stoic: While serious on the job and easily annoyed by others goofing around, Speed can be cheerful when praised and seems to enjoy going into depth about her powers to those around her.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Resembles a centaur thanks to her Horse SMILE fruit, and is "part horse" enough to be tamed by Tama's ability.
  • Super Senses: In her debut, Speed claims to have a 350 degree line of sight, like real horses.
  • Tsundere: She's bashful when complimented at one point and angry at "idiocy" another.
  • When She Smiles: Inverted. Normally she's very beautiful, but her smile is a goofy horse-like one.

    Bao Huang 

Bao Huang

Debut: Chapter 979

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Kaido: Bao Huang!! Recite the day's schedule!!
Bao Huang: Yessir!!!
Chapter 979

A Headliner who handles Kaido's schedule and keeps him up to date on event details, particularly during the yearly Fire Festival. She has eaten a flying squirrel SMILE, giving her the ability to glide using membrane between her limbs.


  • Cool Mask: Wears a simple sheet with a stylized eye design very similar to those worn by Chinese exorcists.
  • Horns of Villainy: Bao Huang has a pair of horns that shows her affiliation with Kaido, an evil pirate.
  • Large Ham Announcer: Zig-Zagged. While informing Kaido and the Tobi Roppo about the last events, Bao Huang yells the last part of every line.
  • Not Quite Flight: As a flying squirrel SMILE user, she is capable of controlled descent, but most likely cannot "fly" in a true sense.
  • Paper Talisman: While the massive paper tag on her face initially looks like a fancy mask and nothing more, it allows her to spy on the movements of Luffy through a cat wearing an identical paper mask, implying a supernatural ability.
  • Personal Mook: Bao Huang's role in the crew is closer to that of a secretary.
  • Screwball Squirrel: Inverted. Despite having eaten a flying squirrel SMILE, Bao Huang is very tidy and handles Kaido's schedule, making her personality the opposite of what is stereotypically associated with squirrels.
  • Signature Laugh: Tehehe.
  • Sinister Surveillance: Bao Huang shares her sight with cats who wear her paper mask, and uses it to inform King about Luffy's movements.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: When Bao Huang reads the announcements, she starts every line speaking normally and shouts the end of every line.
  • Wall Crawl: When Kaido calls her, she's standing upside down on the ceiling and glides down thanks to her powers.

    Misc. Headliners 

Briscola

Debut: Chapter 993

"Then why don't you tell me how a gorilla is supposed to grow?"
chapter 993

A Headliner who attacks Luffy and Sanji inside the fortress. He ate a gorilla SMILE, giving him a whole gorilla's upper body in lieu of his left arm.


  • Anime Hair: He has a peculiar hairstyle with three sharp upward-pointing fringes of hair shaped like triangles.
  • Badass Cape: Briscola wears a cape that sets him apart from the minor members of the crew.
  • Calling Your Attack: Briscola attacks Luffy with his Gorilla Punch Punch.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He's smashed against the ceiling by Jimbe in one attack.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: Briscola is convinced by Speed to eat one of Tama’s dango, which turns SMILE users obedient to her and, as a result, makes him nicer.
  • Killer Gorilla: He has an entire gorilla's upper body in lieu of his left hand, which he uses to attack his opponents.
  • Megaton Punch: Due to his gorilla arm, he can throw a punch with his gorilla body... who himself is attacking with two punches at the same time.
  • Tattooed Crook: He has half of his name, "Bris", written on the right side of his chest, and is one of Kaido's numerous enforcers.
  • Villainous Valor: He angrily calls Luffy and Sanji on attacking his subordinates as he steps on the scene, implying that he's protective of his men.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Briscola fights mostly through punches, has eaten a gorilla SMILE, and thus doesn't wear a shirt over his ripped body to go with a brawler-like appearance.

Fourtricks

Debut: Chapter 994

"Pipe down. The truly strong keep their mouth shut."
Chapter 994

A Headliner who attempts to confront Luffy, Sanji, and Jimbei inside Kaido's fortress. He ate a chicken SMILE, which spawned a chicken around his body facing the opposite direction of himself.


  • Blade on a Stick: Fourtricks wields a bisento but Sanji kicks him before he's able to use it.
  • Clucking Funny: Easily one of the most bizarre designs in the series as he's essentially a giant chicken with a human head and arms jutting out of its rear.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Sanji takes him out with a kick immediately after he is introduced.
  • Delinquent Hair: The sickle feathers of his chicken body give him a very large pompadour which fits his delinquent-like face.
  • A Head at Each End: His chicken body has grown the opposite direction of his own and Fourtricks ends having the chicken head on a side and his own head inside the chicken's rear.
  • Sinister Shades: He wears a pair of sunglasses that makes him look like a delinquent.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has a tattoo of the number "4" on his cheek and on the neck of his rooster body.

Hamlet

Debut: Chapter 994

" "Ordinary"? That word applies to you!! "Expectations"?" That's what we surpass!!"
Chapter 994

A Headliner who attempts to confront Luffy, Sanji, and Jimbei inside Kaido's fortress. He ate a giraffe SMILE, which has caused an entire giraffe's body to grow out of his back from its neck onward.


  • Beast with a Human Face: Done in the weirdest and most literal way possible, Hamlet is essentially a giraffe who has a whole human body for a head. The giraffe body is seen shaking, implying it has troubles holding up the human body.
  • Classy Cravat: Hamlet wears an elegant cravat as part of his theatrical outfit.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Jimbei takes him out with a punch immediately after he is introduced.
  • Dual Wielding: He wields two sabers, but doesn't even get the chance to use them before Jimbei knocks him out.
  • Large Ham: Hamlet introduces himself in a very loud manner to go with his theatrical theme.
  • Meaningful Name: He's named after the famous Shakespeare character, and his outfit resembles a nobleman's from a theatre production while he has a very theatrical and hammy personality.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Since Hamlet's hair are fused with the giraffe body's mane, they're long enough to reach the end of the giraffe-neck.

Poker

Debut: Chapter 997

"I can already see my promotion to Tobi Roppo. Not bad, not bad..."
Chapter 997

A Headliner who attempts to ambush Luffy and Jimbei inside Kaido's fortress. He ate a rattlesnake SMILE, which results in a whole rattlesnake's head and tail replacing his feet with the snake's body emerging from his shoulders.


  • Barbarian Longhair: Poker has a long mane of wild hair that visually comunicates he's a ferocious warrior, even if he's never seen in action.
  • Blinding Bangs: Poker's hair cover his eyes, making him more sinister.
  • Glory Hound: He's excited at the prospect of facing Luffy, thinking that he can become a Tobi Roppo if he emerge victorious. However, Luffy skips the third floor and they never encounter.
  • Ignored Enemy: He and Mizerka prepare to face Luffy on the third floor, but the latter quickly climbs up to the fourth floor with an hand-made ladder and never face them.
  • Maniac Tongue: As Poker foretastes the glory he would get after capturing Luffy, he shows to have a long, snake-like tongue.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Poker only wear a tanktop on his upper body. Justified since the snake body on his shoulders make wearing anything with sleeves problematic.
  • Snake People: In a rather unique arrangement, Poker is a normal man with a giant rattlesnake merged with his body, with the extremities of the serpent replacing his legs while the snake's body arches from his shoulders.

Mizerka

Debut: Chapter 997

"Gorijiro, stop dropping banana bits on me!!"
Chapter 997

A Headliner who attempts to ambush Luffy and Jimbei inside Kaido's fortress. She ate a Gorilla SMILE which gives her a whole gorilla's upper torso (which she names Gorijiro) emerging from the back of hers.


  • Jabba Table Manners: Gorijiro eats very messily, which annoys Mizerka when crumbs fall on her head.
  • Killer Gorilla: She ate a Gorilla SMILE like Briscola, but rather than emerging from his arm, it's fused with her entire back and arms.
  • Ignored Enemy: She and Poker prepare to face Luffy on the third floor, but the latter quickly climbs up to the fourth floor with an hand-made ladder and never face them.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Gorijiro, Mizerka's gorilla body, is seen eating a banana.
  • Stripperiffic: Mizerka wears just a little more than a bikini, like any standard female member of the Animal Kingdom Pirates, while her crotch area is covered by Gorijiro's crumbs.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: She's an entire giant gorilla attached to her back, but not to her legs, which results in her normal slender legs holding a giant gorilla body.

    "Magician" Basil Hawkins 
See his entry on the Eleven Supernovas page.

Gifters

    In General 
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Among the stronger warriors of the Animal Kingdom Pirates. They are the powerful 10% that were fortunate enough to eat nonfaulty SMILEs and be granted the ability to partially transform into animals. While not as strong as the Headliners, their SMILEs make them stronger than a powerless member.


  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Parodied. Every one of them has eaten a SMILE that gives them a Zoan power but, since SMILE are faulty Devil Fruits, most of them give the Gifter a goofy appearance, like a rooster instead of the hair.
  • Blessed with Suck: While they all gain useful powers in one way or another, many of them become horrifically or hilariously deformed by the various animal parts manifesting in seemingly random and unpredictable ways on their bodies.
  • Body Horror: Gifters of the crew have random animal body parts sprouting from certain parts of their bodies or just outright merged into them in general, making them look like incomplete Zoans.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Most female gifters are less goofy than the male ones and keep most of their attractive features, making them beautiful women with animal features.
  • Elite Mooks: They are quite stronger than Pleasures and Waiters, giving some trouble to the Minks in Zou. Against named characters, they tend to lean more towards mere grunts, however.
  • Horns of Villainy: They wear a pair of black horns on their heads.
  • Quantity vs. Quality: Due to their SMILE's being artificial copies of actual Devil Fruits, their powers aren't as strong as actual Devil Fruits, and Gifters in general aren't skilled fighters on the level of most New World pirates. But there are hundreds of them, the artificial fruits are comparatively easy to obtain (well, until Caesar and Doflamingo's downfall), and a mook with a minor superpower is still better than a powerless one.
  • Themed Aliases: All Gifters seem to go by code names based on what SMILE fruit they ate as oppose to their real names.
  • Superpowered Mooks: They are an army of SMILE users which make them stronger than the average mook, but still not strong enough to be a threat to the Straw Hats.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Their SMILEs don't seem to work like 'real' Zoans. Instead of transforming between human and animal states, they have had animal parts manifest on their bodies in strange ways (i.e. turning one's hands into ram horns), and if they're good enough they can switch between their mutated form and their normal human one.

    Batman 

Batman

Voiced by: Junji Kitajima (JP)

Debut: Chapter 914 (Manga), Episode 900 (Anime)

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I heard you, woman!! Were youu badmouthing the shogun!? My hearing is six times as powerful as a human's!!!
Chapter 914

A Gifter who ate a bat SMILE, giving him wings to fly and enhanced hearing like an actual bat.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the manga, he simply snipes at the heroes from afar with arrows. In the anime not only he can apparently manipulate the volleys of arrows with sound waves to make them home on the enemies, but he can resist a Haki-infused punch by Luffy and repeal him with a blast of sound waves.
  • Fat Bastard: He's an overweight pirate working under Kaido and enforcing the oppressive regime in Wano.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: He's named Batman, with the SMILE fruit powers of... a bat.
  • Super Senses: Thanks to having bat ears his hearing is six times greater than a normal human's, letting him eavesdrop on people from large distances.
  • Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: His bat wings don't grow on his arms, but become a third pair of limbs.
  • Winged Humanoid: Has a pair of bat wings that grow from his butt and are strong enough to allow him to fly, despite being quite fat.
  • Would Hit a Girl: If Zoro hadn't intervened, he would've hit O-Tsuru with an arrow.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: The Viz translation adds a hyphen between Bat and Man, referring to him as Bat-Man, presumably to avoid attracting the attention of a certain publishing company.

    Gazelleman 

Gazelleman

Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP)

Debut: Chapter 914 (Manga), Episode 900 (Anime)

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Hohohoho!! I'm uncatchable!! I run 200 km/h!!
Chapter 914

A Gifter who ate a gazelle SMILE, giving him the legs of a gazelle to run at high speeds.


  • Badass Boast: After kidnapping Tama, Gazelleman boasts about his incredible speed, too bad that he can't keep it for long.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: Gazeel reappears during the Onigashima arc as loyal to Tama, which means he has eaten one of Tama's dango, which turn animals and SMILE users obedient.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Averted. He is capable of running at incredible speeds thanks to the SMILE Devil Fruit he ate. Unfortunately, while he's capable of doing so, he doesn't have the physical endurance to match his speed. As a result, he's left wheezing greatly with his sides in pain after running a great distance.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: He's named Gazelleman, with the SMILE fruit powers of...a gazelle.
  • Stocking Filler: A rare male (and non crossdressing) example. Gazelleman wears a pair of fishnet stocking on his legs.
  • Super Speed: Gazelles are known for being very fast animals, so his gazelle SMILE has given him the ability to run at high speed. However, he lacks the endurance to keep up his speed for a long distance.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: The top half of his body is very large, while his legs are as skinny as those of a gazelle.

    Sarahebi 

Sarahebi

Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (JP)

Debut: Chapter 919 (Manga), Episode 909

But that was all 20 years ago. Our hero vanquished those bad samurai already!!!
Chapter 919

A Gifter who ate a snake SMILE, giving her fangs and the ability to stretch her neck. She works as a teacher in the Flower Capital, teaching Kurozumi propaganda to the kids. As a member of the Animal Kingdom pirate, she is a subordinate of Black Maria.


  • Chekhov's Gunman: Sarahebi is introduced at the beginning of the Wano Arc as a teacher of the Flower Capital who spread Kurozumi propaganda to the younger generation. Multiple chapters later, during the assault at Onigashima, Sarahebi performs the "Naugthy Trap" which captures Sanji, separating him from Luffy and Jimbei and revealing herself as a minion of Black Maria.
  • Fangs Are Evil: She's a member of the Beast Pirates who can literally bare venomous fangs at will.
  • Meaningful Name: Sarahebi contains the word "hebi" which means "snake" in Japanese, just like her SMILE power.
  • Nightmare Face: She shows off her Devil Fruit powers by stretching her neck and showing snake fangs to admonish her students, though they seem to love it.
  • Odd Name Out: Her name is neither a nod to a card game nor an animal-based epithet, though it does contain the word "Hebi" (snake) in it.
  • Propaganda Machine: She teaches to the children of the Flower Capital... namely, the history of Wano demonizing the Kozuki Clan while making a hero out of Orochi.
  • Snake People: Sarahebi ate a snake SMILE and she can stretch her neck and make her face more snakelike, like Sheepshead who can transform at will as well.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: In Kaido's castle, she pretends to be an innocent woman assaulted and disrobed by a man, which results in Sanji falling for her trap and being captured by Black Maria.
  • Youkai: Her ability to stretch her neck calls to mind the Rokurokubi. She's even credited as "Rokuro Sensei" in episode 909's credits note .

    Alpacaman 

Alpacaman

Debut: Chapter 934 (Manga)

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A Gifter who ate an alpca SMILE, allowing him to turn parts of his body into parts of an alpaca. He's a guard in the Prison Mines of the Udon Region.


  • Adaptational Badass: Downplayed, but the anime has him using Haki to make his spit more dangerous and execute a more complex combo attack with Madilloman against Luffy.
  • Blessed with Suck: Averted. While his SMILE doesn't give him anything impressive beyond being good at spitting, he isn't hampered in any way physically and is capable of fighting without issue.
  • Dual Boss: Queen sends both him and Madilloman to fight Luffy and Hyogoro during the Great Sumo Inferno Tournament. By contrast, Alpacaman fights using two swords, while Madilloman uses two guns. During the fight, they even use a combined attack.
  • Dual Wielding: When he fights Hyogoro and Luffy, he employs two large sabers.
  • Everythings Betterwith Spinning: He seems to like spinning his sabers around, these spins aren't just for show, as he uses them to make his attacks more powerful.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: He wears a dark leather sleeveless jacket and is an evil warden of a prison.
  • Long Neck: The only thing he gets from his SMILE is an alpaca head with a very long neck.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Alpacaman wears nothing under his leather jacket, showing off his ripped body.
  • Non-Human Head: The only mutation he got from his SMILE is an alpaca head and neck, giving him an alpaca's Super Spit, but the rest of his body has remained human.
  • Smug Snake: Fully believes he can handle Luffy and enjoys showing off his swordsmanship but is proven wrong by Hyogoro (with Luffy's help).
  • Spin Attack: He can rotate his swords to make many quick attacks in a row.
  • Super Spit: Because of his alpaca SMILE, when he speaks he tends to spit a lot, but can also use it in combat, which he does against Hyogoro.

    Madilloman 

Madilloman

Debut: Chapter 939 (Manga)

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A Gifter who ate an armadillo SMILE, allowing him to turn parts of his body into parts of an armadillo.


  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: His armadillo features are purple, making his overall appearance darker and more evil.
  • Bald of Evil: He is completely bald, which makes him look more armadillo-like, and is a subordinate of Kaido.
  • Beard of Evil: He's an evil pirate and has a large, bushy beard.
  • Blessed with Suck: Averted. He is perhaps one of the luckiest Gifters. He has gained all of his animal's most desirable features (the shell in this case), and suffered little more than the bare minimum deformities.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses a pair of guns loaded with Seastone bullets during his match against Luffy. His crew members call him out for this, saying the match will be over too soon, but he retorts back that it's supposed to be an execution, not a show. It doesn't work out, but he gets points for using his brain.
  • Guns Akimbo: Utilizes a pair of guns loaded with Seastone as his weapons.
  • Rolling Attack: Thanks to his Devil Fruit, he can roll into a ball like real armadillos. When guns fail, he tries to roll over Luffy with this attack.
  • Smug Snake: While he's prepared to fight a Devil Fruit user, at least, he still thinks a pair of guns loaded with seastone would be enough to handle Luffy.
  • Wild West Armadillo: Madilloman's SMILE gives armadillo features and he dresses himself like a gunslinger.


Numbers

    In General 
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Colossal members of the Animal Kingdom Pirates, they are a failed attempt by the World Government to replicate Oars' race, the ancient giants. Kaido bought them from Punk Hazard decades ago as they appear at the end of Oden's flashback trying to stop the Akazaya Nine from escape.


  • The Alcoholic: According to Queen, all of them have a drinking problem, just like their captain. During the feast at Onigashima, one of them asks if he could drink directly from the barrel.
  • Carry a Big Stick: All the members seen so far seem to favour huge, metal kanabo as their weapons of choice, enforcing their Oni looks.
  • Child Eater: When they make their first appearance, a boy witnessing their arrival tells his little sister that if they notice the two of them, they'll gobble them up. And given what they look like, it is probably not an immotivated fear...
  • The Dreaded: They appear like giant humanoid creatures whom the people of Wano are terrified of.
  • Dumb Muscle: Among a crew where it values strength over intelligence, the Numbers have this trait exaggerated. They are nothing more than gigantic drunks with clubs, making them among the strongest and most destructive members of the crew.
  • The Hyena: Most of their dialogue consists of laughter that plays off their individual names.
  • Jabba Table Manners: During the feast at Onigashima, one of the Numbers asks why he can't drink saké directly from the barrel during the banquet while Queen complains that's the reason he hates partying with them.
  • Meaningful Name: They're collectively called the "Numbers" and they're ten gigantic monsters whose names are similar to the Japanese word of a number (from one to ten).
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Aside from their huge size, their silhouettes have an unsettling dinosaur-like appearance which is made even more inhuman and scary by their large horns. Some of them are truly monstrous, while others are much more human-looking, only with horns.
  • Oni: Implied that they're actual Onis and they certainly look the part, judging from their silhouettes. If anything, they're even more monstrous and grotesque-looking than Kaido himself. During Oden's flashback, Kawamatsu downright asks "what" are those things upon seeing one of them. According to Big Mom, the Numbers are actually failed recreations of the ancient giants bought by Kaido to be used as combatants.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: They're all huge, similar to Kaijus, and Haccha is noted to be even larger than a standard Giant. Nangi is shown to be even bigger than Jack, who is a huge man in his own right. Big Mom comments that they're a failed attempt at "Ancient Giants", which is the same species of Oars.
  • Scary Teeth: Except Haccha, all of the Numbers seen so far have a set of pointed teeth, setting them apart from standard giants and making them more monstrous. Some even have boar-like fangs.
  • Shout-Out: Being ten huge, horned monsters with fangs and the tendency to go wild and love parties makes them a nod to Sendak's Wild Things.
  • Signature Laugh: Each of them has a distinct laugh which is a pun on their respective number (in Japanese). When Queen calls the numbers during his song, they reply with laughter and Queen scolds them because they aren't laughing in numerical order.
    • Jaki's laugh is jakikikikiki.
    • Goki's laugh is gokikiki
    • Nangi's laugh is nagigigi.
    • Haccha's laugh is hachachacha.
    • Juuki's laugh is jukikikikiki.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: With the exception of Haccha, the numbers are feral being and wear only a loincloth that doesn't cver their torso, making them appear more wild.

    Jaki 

Jaki

Debut Chapter 954 (Manga, silhouette), Chapter 989 (Manga, full appearance)

A (comparatively speaking) short fat Number with massive tusks and horns, alongside a mane of wild hair. He and other two Numbers appear before the Strawhats as they reach the Live Stage.


  • Early-Bird Cameo: Aside from their introduction, Jaki appears during Oden's flashback, as the one who catches Catviper and Dogstorm while they are arguing.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Not only all Jaki's teeth are pointy fangs but his canines grow into downright huge, curved, outward-pointing tusks.
  • Fat Bastard: Compared to the other members, Jaki is stocky and almost egg-shaped, but still a dangerous monster.
  • Meaningful Name: Using a different kanji for "ja", Jaki can mean "Wicked Demon".
  • Tattooed Crook: Jaki has a huge kanji tattoed on the side of his belly, the old kanji for "four".
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Jaki wears nothing but a loincloth.

    Goki 

Goki

Debut Chapter 954 (Manga, silhouette), Chapter 989 (Manga, full appearance)

A particularly large number with a long neck and a large main of dark hair. He appears alongside Jaki and Juuki to confront the Strawhats as they approach the Live Stage.


  • The Brute: Even among the Numbers, who are all brutes, Goki is particularly large, standing far taller than Jaki and Juuki and having more visible muscle.
  • Clint Squint: Always seen with his eyes half closed, though this may have to do with always being seen incredibly drunk.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His jaws sport a pair of tusks twice the length of his other, already sizable teeth.
  • Long Neck: Goki has a long neck that, with his mane, gives him a feral look similar to a hyena.
  • Wild Hair: Has a long, dark mane that runs down his back.

    Nangi 

Nangi

Debut: Chapter 988 (Manga)

A giant caveman-like looking Number with a spiked club. Is first shown acting as backup for Jack when confronting the Red Scabbards and engaging the Mink soldiers in combat.


  • Badass Beard: Nangi has a thick, bushy beard that makes him look more like a ferocious caveman.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a noticeable bushy beard and he's one of the most dangerous members of the Animal Kingdom Pirates.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has some prominent fangs, and is a part of a vicious pirate crew.
  • Killer Gorilla: His appearance resembles that of a caveman-like gorilla.

    Haccha 

Haccha

Debut: Chapter 980 (Manga)

Haccha is a giant human-looking Number who fights using a mace. He first appears trying to stop Luffy and Kid but is so drunk he ends up hitting his own allies.


  • '80s Hair: His hair is cut like an eighties bob to go with his overall eighties appearance.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: When Haccha steps in to kill Luffy and Kid, he's so drunk he ends up attacking his own allies, and goes into a drunken rampage no one can stop. Even when he's sobered up, Haccha remains stupid and easily distracted.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Haccha is the Numbers #8, and his style, down to his clothes and haircut, are typical of the trends of the 80's.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: After being given orders by Apoo to attack the Straw Hats, Haccha is distracted by the shiny General Franky, as if it's a toy, and runs after it, disregarding everything Apoo just said.
  • Casual Sports Jersey: In contrast with the crew's leather clothing, Haccha wears a track-suit. He's also the only Number not wearing a loincloth.
  • Collateral Damage: When he attacks Kid and Luffy, Haccha is so drunk he ends up hitting his own comrades instead, who yell at him to no avail.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair of googles whose lenses are shaped like an 8, going with his name, which is similar to the Japanese for "eight".
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: He attempts to use the fallen Jaki's body as a weapon to crush the samurai forces, but is distracted at the last second by the Franky Shogun and chases after him instead.
  • Odd Name Out: Aside from the different clothing and more humanoid features, he's the only introduced Number without the kanji "ki/gi" (Oni) in his name.

    Juuki 

Juuki

Debut Chapter 977 (Manga, silhouette), Chapter 989 (Manga, full appearance)

A grotesque, monster-like Number with downward-pointing horns and a reptilian-like snout. He appears alongside Jaki and Goki before the Strawhats as they reach the Live Stage.


  • Beast Man: All the Numbers are an example of Monstrous Humanoid, but Juuki is the most monstrous and beast-like of the ten, with a hunched-over posture and a massive crocodilian-like face.
  • Maniac Tongue: To make him even more feral, his tongue is costantly dangling from his open maws.
  • Tattooed Crook: Juuki has the old kanji for "ten" on his flank, just like Jaki.

Other Crew Members

    "Iron Boy" Scotch 

"Iron Boy" Scotch

Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Chad Cline (EN)

Debut: Chapter 595 (Manga), Episode 513 (Anime)

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A cyborg who serves as the guardian of one of Kaido's favorite islands in the New World. Scotch is met by X Drake, who purposefully fights him to gather Kaido's attention. After the Time Skip, he appears in Caribou's mini-adventure, where he is defeated by the titular Caribou.


  • Arm Cannon: Has a triple-barrel gun in place of his right hand.
  • Cyborg: He has modified body parts, with a face made out of metal and a triple-barrel gun for a right hand.
  • Uncertain Doom: Last time he is seen, Caribou is choking him with his swamp form, but his final fate is unknown.

    Pleasures 

Pleasures

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Members of the Animal Kingdom Pirates who are the unfortunate many of Kaido's crew who have eaten faulty SMILEs and were turned into laughing warriors. Because of this, however, they can trick the enemy into believing they cannot feel pain.


  • Blessed with Suck: Due to eating the faulty SMILES, they not only didn't get any Devil Fruit powers, they are also left unable to swim.
  • Getting Smilies Painted on Your Soul: Due to eating the faulty SMILES they aren't capable of doing anything besides being happy.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: They're easily identifiable as the mooks of the Animal Kingdom Pirates because of the leather jacket and BSDM-like outfit they wear. When Kin'emon uses his power on the alliance members, they are given similar outfits to disguise them.
  • Horns of Villainy: They wear a single white horn on their heads to mark their status.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After Queen openly tells them and the Waiters how lowly he views them and states that being turned into Ice Oni would at least make them of use, the two groups openly rebel and pour their support to Chopper after he has cured them.
  • Mooks: Having eaten faulty SMILEs and thus lacking special powers or abilities, Pleasures are relegated to being regular grunts in the crew much like Waiters.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Pleasures always smile and laugh, even as they're beaten down by the Minks. This is thanks to the adverse effects of having eaten faulty SMILEs which not only makes them unable to swim but also robs them the ability to express any emotion other than smiling.
  • We Have Reserves: Queen outright tells the Waiters and Pleasures they're worthless fodder only good for a laugh and that he doesn't care if they end up incidentally killed by his manufactured plagues because they can easily be replaced. Shortly after, they end up turning on him after Chopper makes a counter-virus and cures them.

    Waiters 

Waiters

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Members of the Animal Kingdom Pirates who have yet to eat a SMILE and thus wait for their chance to become beasts.


  • Fearless Fool: They somehow think that they have a chance against Luffy, after Queen took off his seastone handcuffs. Guess the result.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Queen offers the position of new Tobi Roppo to whoever defeats Luffy and all of the Headliners and Gifters gleefully join the fight, while the Waiters are aware of their status as mooks and decide to keep partying since they know they have zero chance of succeeding.
  • Meaningful Name: They are called Waiters because they are waiting for their chance.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After Queen openly tells them and the Pleasures how lowly he views them and states that being turned into Ice Oni would make them of some use, the two groups openly rebel and pour their support to Chopper after he has cured them.
  • Mooks: More so than the Pleasures, since none of them ever had a chance to eat SMILEs yet and thus they're ranked below anyone who has, even faulty ones.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Unlike the Gifters and the Pleasures, the Waiters don't wear anything on their torsos, indicating that they are at the bottom of the crew's hierarchy.
  • We Have Reserves: Queen outright tells the Waiters they're worthless fodder since there are no more SMILE to eat and that he doesn't care if they end up incidentally killed by his manufactured plagues because they can easily be replaced. Unsurprisingly, they end up turning on him after Chopper makes a counter-virus and cures them.

    "Roar of the Sea" Scratchmen Apoo 
See his entry on the Eleven Supernovas page.

    Yamato 

Yamato

Debut: Chapter 983 (Manga)

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"One day I told my father "I want to be Kozuki Oden" and he clobbered me for it."
-Chapter 984

Kaido's child, introduced for the first time at the party on Onigashima, where he's been missing (and refered to as his son) and Kaido thus orders the Tobi Roppo to find him. He appears some chapters later, saving Luffy from Ulti's attack and revealing himself to be a huge fan of Oden, as well as having read his diary.


  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Although Yamato appears to be a woman, it is currently unclear what his actual gender identity is. Yamato refers to himself as male because he identifies as being Kozuki Oden [a man], but while Yamato acknowledges that Kozuki Oden is a different person than himself, adopting Oden’s name brings into question whether he considers himself a man as “Yamato.” Most characters call him Kaido's son, but his official introduction narration calls him Kaido's daughter (In a flashback the members of the Spades pirates refer to Yamato as such). To add to the ambiguity, Yamato gets mad at Luffy when the latter refers to him as "Yama-O". Since the "O" suffix refers to a male, it's hard to tell if Yamato's mad at him for referring to him as male or if Yamato just hates nicknames. Luffy also uses male pronouns when referring to Yamato in the English translation, but the pronouns are neutral in the original Japanese.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Although he's Kaido's child, he's been inspired by Oden and has taken up his desire to open up Wano's borders, hence he's opposed to Kaido. The first thing he does in his debut is save Luffy from Ulti. When Kaido announces his intentions to have Yamato replace Orochi as shogun of Wano, he's firmly against it but what makes him disown Kaido as a father is the discovery that the explosive bracelets are indeed real and therefore that Kaido is willing to blow Yamato up if he were to leave Onigashima.
  • Berserker Tears: After he learns Kaido is indeed willing to blow him up if he tries to escape, Yamato cries out of sadness and anger as he falls toward Kaido.
  • Bokukko: Yamato uses the masculine pronoun "boku" to highlight his wishes to be Oden who, when he was alive, used the more assertive "ore".
  • Boobs of Steel: Like many other biological women in One Piece, Yamato sports a big bust (though hidden under a kimono) and he's immensely strong, able to temporarily knock out a member of the Tobi Roppo with a single attack.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Just like Kaido, he wields a kanabo and uses it to save Luffy from Ulti. Tellingly enough, his kanabo doesn't have spikes like Kaido's, but rather blunt studs, emphasizing his good nature.
  • Chained by Fashion: In his debut, Yamato wears shackles on his wrists, which were placed by his father to prevent him from escaping, otherwise they would explode. Yamato is unsure if his father is truly willing to kill him and is too afraid to find it out but, after Luffy removes the shackles, they explode.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: After being impressed by Oden's last stand, Yamato became a huge fan of him and imitates him to the point of dressing up as Oden and introducing himself as him.
  • Cool Mask: When he saves Luffy, he wears a Hannya mask that hides his face and sex.
  • Declaration of Protection: While protecting Momonosuke from the Armored Division led by Sasaki, Yamato tanks a cannon shot aimed at the boy. Then, he declares his name and his will to die for the Kozuki clan.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Yamato rejecting Kaido's plans to become Shogun of New Onigashima is essentially daring Kaido to try and stop him.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Yamato initially appears with a Hannya mask, which he takes off when he decides to reveal his true identity and intentions to Luffy.
  • Explosive Leash: After Yamato revealed his wishes to become Oden, Kaido rigged shackles around his wrists to explode should he leave Onigashima. He laments that he would've joined Luffy's side in the war much sooner if he could've left the island, though he's briefly unsure if a father would actually do something like this to his child. When Luffy removes the shackles and tosses them, his fears are proven to be founded — they explode with enough force to destroy a room.
  • Foreshadowing: The Hannya mask represents a jealous female demon. Sure enough, Yamato is revealed to be biologically Kaido's daughter.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Downplayed. While Yamato is a woman's name as well, it's more commonly associated with men.
  • The Ghost: When he's first mentioned, he's already gone and hidden, and doesn't appear for a while.
  • Good Counterpart: To Kaido. Not only does he use studs on his kanabo, but he plans to emulate Oden and open up Wano's borders for good. This gets further emphasized when he, after tanking an explosion meant for Momonosuke, sets his kanabo down end-first like a samurai in humility in contrast to Kaido holding his kanabo over his shoulder in arrogance.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Exaggerated. Yamato admires Oden so much he decides to literally become him, which includes wearing similar clothes and "becoming a man".
  • Horned Humanoid: The only physical feature he has taken from Kaido, besides his large size, is a pair of horns, making him resemble an oni.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Just like Oden, Yamato's main wish is to see the rest of the world. Unlike Oden, however, Yamato spent most of his life trapped in Onigashima with handcuffs rigged to explode if he were to leave the island. When Luffy offers to break them and make his dream come true however, Yamato initially refuses as he's afraid to test if the shackles are actually explosive or not. Shortly after, Yamato lets Luffy remove them and finds out that Kaido is indeed willing to blow up his own child.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Very briefly, when Luffy removes his cuffs, and it becomes clear that Kaido has no objection to blowing him up if he tried to escape, Yamato cries out of fear and anger in a very cartoonish way.
  • Irony: Multiple instances:
    • Despite Oden being Kaido's sore spot, Yamato dresses similar to Oden, easily noticed with the nio-dasuki belt, shackles, and kimono. It is later revealed that Yamato chose to emulate Oden and uphold his will of opening up Wano.
    • Yamato saves Luffy using the exact same attack Kaido used to defeat him: Thunder Bagua.
    • Kaido has been constantly searching for Oden's descendants to question them about Oden's adventures with Roger and Laugh Tale — all of which Oden recorded in his journal, which is in Yamato's hands. Due to their estrangement, Kaido never found out that what he wants is right under his nose.
  • It's Personal: His motivation for joining forces with Luffy and taking down Kaido once and for all becomes a very personal one after he realizes that the explosive shackles on his wrists are real after all and his father is the cause of his miserable existence.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Yamato's proper introduction doesn't happen until just before the climactic battle of the Wano arc but is a key player for the arc.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Yamato's fighting style is clearly inspired by Kaido's, using Kaido's Signature Move Thunder Bagua. However, he requires both hands to use it whereas Kaido only needs one.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Played for Laughs. Due to Yamato's habit of presenting himself as Oden, when he meets Momonsuke, he claims to be the boy's father. This scares Momonosuke and Shinobu, who run from Yamato while he chases them.
  • Meaningful Name: He shares his name with the IJN Yamato, Japan's most powerful battleship in World War II. Like the ship, Yamato is very strong and bound to "port" (Onigishima), seeking to set sail and do something meaningful.
  • Missing Child: He disappears early on the day of the Fire Festival and Kaido sends the Tobi Roppo to find him, offering the chance to challenge an All Star to the first who finds him.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: By the time he meets Luffy, Yamato is fed up with Kaido thanks to years of being insulted and beaten within an inch of his life. After realizing that Kaido plans to make him the new Shogun of New Onigashima in Orochi's place, as well as his callousness towards his life, Yamato decides to turn on his father and side with the heroes for good.
  • Mystical White Hair: Yamato has white hair with light-blue shades, that complements his feminine oni-like appearance.
  • Side Boob: His sleeveless kimono doesn't fully cover his large chest and the sides of his breasts are exposed.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Yamato is bigger than an average human; Luffy only reaches about his waist. He's also beautiful and busty.
  • Super Toughness: Shares his father's incredibly durable skin, tanking several cannon shots from Sasaki with barely a scratch.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: Yamato was so inspired by Oden's last stand that, after reading his diary, he inherited his will to open Wano to the world, opposing Kaido.
  • Unwitting Pawn: For Kaido, who plans to use Yamato as a shogun in his plan to turn Wano into New Onigashima. It ends up backfiring on Kaido, as Yamato decides to turn on him after finding out his explosive handcuffs are real.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: In an attempt to hide Momonosuke while fighting some goons of the Animal Kingdom Pirates, Yamato tells the boy to hide between his breasts. Yamato's chest is large enough to fully hide Momonosuke, until the latter accidentally transforms into a dragon.
  • Walking Spoiler: Despite Kaido being one of the main villains of the Wano Arc, the fact he has a child isn't revealed until halfway through the third act, and Yamato makes an appearance only some chapters after he's mentioned. Even more of a spoiler is the fact Yamato is first mentioned as Kaido's son before revealing his face, biological sex and that he's a huge Oden fan.
  • Wild Take: After having the shackles removed, the resulting explosion sends Luffy and Yamato flying towards Kaido. Yamato arrives with an extremely cartoonish crying and angry face.
  • You're Not My Father: Yamato already resents his continual abuse by Kaido, but the last straw that makes him disown him as a father right in his face is finding out that his explosive cuffs are real and that Kaido would really blow him up if he were to leave Onigashima.

Allies & Affiliates

    Kurozumi Orochi 
Shogun of Wano Country. See his entry on the Wano page.

    "Heavenly Demon" Donquixote Doflamingo 
Captain of the Donquixote Pirates, one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, and king of Dressrosa. See his entry on his own page.

    Caesar Clown 
Mad scientist from Punk Hazard and former colleague of Dr. Vegapunk. See his entry on the New World page.

Alternative Title(s): One Piece Beast Pirates, One Piece Beasts Pirates

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