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The savage and powerful pirate crew led by Kaido: "King of the Beasts", one of the Four Emperors. Befitting their name, most of their members have a wild, barbarian, warrior-like appearance and share their leader's violent and bloodthirsty attitude. They are currently occupying Wano Country after allying with the shogun Kurozumi Orochi, using it as their base of operations and weapons factory in exchange for helping him hunt down the remnants of the late daimyo Kozuki Oden's affiliates.
Using their connections in the Underworld, the Beasts 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 Scrathman Apoo, and their crews.
After Luffy and the Strawhats defeated both Donquixote Doflamingo and Caesar Clown, halting the production of SMILE, the Beasts Pirates have sworn revenge on them for hampering their operations.
- Animorphism: Fitting for a crew named the Beasts Pirates, most of the members are Zoan Devil Fruit users, with the Gilfters and most Headliners being SMILE users while the All-Stars, Flying Six, Hawkins and Apoo have been shown to use genuine Zoan Devil Fruits thus far.
- Ass Kicking Equals Authority: Like other crews and most organizations, the higher the rank a member of the Beasts Pirates is, the stronger they are.
- Dub Name Change: In the VIZ Media English translation of the manga, they are known as the Animal Kingdom Pirates.
- Dumb Muscle: A pretty consistent trait across his 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.
- Gang of Hats: Many members of the crew wear horns or horned helmets on their heads, probably to emulate their captain, Kaido.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": All of Jack's crew realize they're screwed when they see Zuneesha's trunk coming at them.
- Playing Card Motifs: The All-Stars are all named after cards (Jack, Queen and King), while Sheepshead, Ginrummy, Holdem, Speed and Dobon all share their names with different card game terms.
- 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.
- Stripperiffic: While Ginrummy (the first seen female member) is the most obvious example, it's pretty clear no one in the Beasts Pirates (other than Scotch, a cyborg) seems to wear much at all; not even Kaido himself has a shirt on.
- 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.
- Theme Naming: Nearly all the members of the crew are named after cards or card games of some kind, with the All Stars being named after the three strongest ranks. Their titles are a nod to terms associated with Rakugo theater.
- Co-Dragons: The Three Calamities in particular are Kaido's strongest subordinates, although King and Queen seems to be a bigger threat than Jack, who doesn't talk back when he's scolded by them.
- The Dreaded: Being the strongest subordinates to an Emperor, this isn't surprising. Jack is also feared because he's quite hard to reason with, while Queen's subordinates try their best not to anger him.
- Dub Name Change: In the VIZ Media English translation of the manga, they are called Lead Performers.
- Large and in Charge: All of them are implied to be huge. Out of the Three Calamities, King and Queen both dwarf the already big Jack, and are just below Kaido in the crew's hierarchy.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: All of them or at least the Three Calamities seem to seriously hate each other. Its worth noting that the introduction of King and Queen was the first time Jacks Death Glare had been seen since Zou.
- Red Baron: Only the Three Calamities so far have epithets that correspond with a type of disaster.
- Theme Naming: All of them have taken names from ranks of playing cards, in order, King, Queen and Jack, which goes with the crew overall naming theme. The epithets also fit, each being a catastrophic event. Given their epithets, they also draw off from actual disasters droughts, plagues, and conflagrations.
King "the Conflagration"
Debut: Chapter 925 (Manga)
An All-Star who's one of the Three Calamities. He has eaten the Dragon-Dragon Fruit (Ryu Ryu no Mi), Model: Pteranodon, an Ancient Zoan Devil Fruit which allows him to transform into a Pteranodon.
- Combat Pragmatist: Against the Big Mom pirates, he just aims for the carps carrying the ship over the waterfall, which makes the entire ship (and Big Mom herself) fall down the waterfall and into the ocean.
- Dark Is Evil: He wears entirely dark clothes and has dark wings reminiscent of a Fallen Angel. He's also one of Kaido's right-hand men who enjoys torturing others.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: Although technically not dinosaursnote , pterosaurs are heavily associated with them, and his Devil Fruit is part of the Ryu Ryu (Dragon-Dragon) Devil Fruit family. If you stretch, it can still fit, as the Japanese for "Pterosaur" still contains the kanji for "dragon" note . His wings are also on fire which take the dragon's allusion Up to Eleven.
- Dub Name Change: His nickname is called "the Wildfire" in VIZ English translation.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Thanks to his Devil Fruit he can transform into a Pteranodon, a winged reptile that is closely associated with dinosaurs.
- Flight: By using his Devil Fruit transformation, allowing him to fly and attack the Big Mom Pirates' ship.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: He has a pair of dark angelic wings, as well as massive pterosaur wings when he transforms.
- Hellbent For Leather: Wears a dark leather uniform and a mask somewhat resembling a cross between steampunk and BDSM wear.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His weapon is a large katana.
- Magic Pants: A particularly extreme case since his form-fitting body suit and masks also fit his Pteranodon form, wing and beak included.
- Ptero Soarer: King is able to transform into a large Pteranodon with bat-like wings that can fly at great speeds.
- Red Baron: He's also known as "the Conflagration". Fittingly, flames rise from his back.
- Sadist: Loves torture, according to Queen.
- Shout-Out: His fiery Pteranodon transformation closely calls to mind Rodan, a Pteranodon-like Kaiju that lives in a volcano.
- Wreathed in Flames: Somewhat downplayed, but he does have a plume of fire rising from his back, fitting for his Red Baron. It seemingly grows in size when in Pteranodon form, giving him a somewhat flaming appearance.
Queen "the Plague"
Debut: Chapter 925 (Manga)
An All-Star who's one of the Three Calamities. He's also in charge of the Udon region of Wano Country.
He has a bounty of 1,320,000,000 berries.
- Agent Peacock: He might have all of the mannerisms of an okama, but he's still a pirate with a bounty of over one billion berries.
- Artificial Limbs: His left arm appears to be mechanical.
- Badass Mustache: Of the Fu Manchu variety, and he's one of Kaido's strongest subordinates.
- Bad Boss: He verbally abuses his men often. One of them also tells another with confidence that Queen would kill them if they were ruin his mood by telling him Komurasaki is dead. Still all appear to adore him, probably because it's better not to anger him, and because he entertains them organizing sumo matches between prisoners and guards.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's positively comedic compared to King and Jack, but One Piece is established as a World of Badass, and you don't get a one billion bounty just by being silly.
- Big Beautiful Man: Inverted. He claims that if he loses weight he would be too handsome, although he specifies his fat is actually muscle.
- Big Fun: While his billion+ bounty and position in the Beasts Pirates obviously gives away the fact that he's not a good guy, his overall demeanor is very jolly and energetic and he's a fun guy to be around as long as he's in a good mood.
- Camp Straight: Despite wearing lipstick and having mannerisms akin to that of an Okama, his Establishing Character Moment includes him talking about how beautiful Komurasaki is and saying that he and his men should visit the red-light district after work.
- Cigar Chomper: He's smoking one at all times. Like most cigar smokers in the series, he's an antagonist.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His big introduction in chapter 935 shows how eccentric he is by performing a dance number with his men, asking the jail warden who summoned him to name their top three problems in backwards order and reacting with a Wild Take to all three of them.
- Evil Laugh: His Signature Laugh, "Muhahaha".
- Expy: Some of his eccentricities, his insistence on Stout Strength rather than being purely fat and especially his vertically-striped trousers make him resemble Obelix quite a bit.
- Fat Bastard: An obese pirate who organizes deadly matches between prisoners and wardens as if they were silly games. Though he claims it's all muscle and that he would be too popular if he lost weight.
- Gonk: He's not a nice man to look at.
- I Am Big Boned: Claims that his round body is all muscle, not fat.
- Laughably Evil: In comparison to the other higher-ups of an Emperor-led pirate crew, the Beasts Pirates included, Queen is by far the most comedic, especially in contrast to fellow All-Stars King and Jack.
- Ocular Gushers: Gets them when he cries upon learning, from a drunk Kaido, that Komurasaki is dead.
- Red Baron: He's also known as "the Plague".
- Short Hair with Tail: If being bald qualifies as having short hair, as he has a queue hairstyle.
- Sissy Villain: He wears lipstick and his mannerisms are similar to that of the okama. He's still one of Kaido's strongest subordinates.
- Stout Strength: Claims that all his fat is actually muscle.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Despite his eccentricity, he's shocked by his subordinates' idiocy. When he's told that Luffy is in the process of escaping, and the guards aren't doing anything to catch due to greeting him, he yells at them to catch him immediately. Later on, he seems pretty amused that the rest of the Beast Pirates actually think that most of them have any chance against Luffy.
- Tattooed Crook: He's one of the highest-ranking underlings to one of the four most wanted pirates in the world, and has his name and his captain's jolly roger embedded on his right arm.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He seems to enjoy Wano's cuisine, Oshiruko in particular, as he's seen eating it while he watches the Sumo Inferno match and claims to have taken a huge amount of it with him to the prison. Since it's a typical dessert, it could also count as Sweet Tooth.
- Villain Respect: Actually shows an amused respect of Luffy's gusto and open defiance upon first meeting him, even offering to ask Kaido to personally pardon his crimes if he joins the Beasts Pirates.
- Wild Take: He does three in a row, when Babanuki lists the problems in the prison mine, one for each of the problems. He has another one when he sees that Luffy and Hyo, overnight, ate through his entire Oshiruko reserve.
Jack "the Drought"
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (JP)
Birthday: September 28th
Debut: Chapter 801 (Manga), Episode 746 (Anime)
The first All-Star to be introduced and one of the Three Calamities, Jack is a man known for his savagery and recklesness. He is in charge of the Kuri region of Wano Country. He has eaten the Elephant-Elephant Fruit (Zou Zou no Mi), Model: Mammoth, an Ancient Zoan Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into an enormous mammoth.
He has a bounty of 1,000,000,000 berries, notably the first bounty exceeding nine digits to be revealed in the series.
- Ambiguously Human: Might have horns and can apparently survive just fine at the bottom of the sea. All of which suggests he may have Fish-man blood.
- And I Must Scream: He's conscious under the water but, as a Devil Fruit user, is completely unable to move. So, following his ships' attack on Zunesha, he's simply alive and paralyzed down there with no way out by himself. He's later rescued and reappears in Wano.
- Animal Motif: Mammoths. Aside from his power, it also shows in the name and figurehead of his ship, and in his physical appearance.
- Apparently Human Merfolk: He's enormous, has shark-like fangs and is shown very much alive on the ocean floor, which might indicate Fish-man blood, allowing him to breathe underwater. As a Devil Fruit user, however, he is powerless to do anything else until someone pulls him out]].
- Arc Villain: He's the main antagonist of the Zou Arc even though he does not come into contact with and fight the Straw Hat Pirates, and is defeated by Zounisha.
- Ax-Crazy: To an almost suicidal degree. He's a man who can't be reasoned with unless you want to be smashed by a mammoth trunk and mainly does all the damage he does to the Mink's kingdom because he enjoys destroying things.
- Bad Boss: Subverted. His insatiable lust for violence leads him to order his crew into situations that they would have been better off avoiding and his subordinates have been put on edge by his explosive temper before, but they're also every bit as bloodthirsty and battle-crazed as he is and have no problem following him, even when the fight is one that he didn't need to start.
- Blood Knight: As he says himself, he loves to bring destruction.
- Braids of Barbarism: He has two long strands of braided hair that dangle from his sides.
- Bullying a Dragon: Has a habit of picking incredibly difficult fights, even if he doesn't have to:
- We first see him about to attack the prison convoy taking Doflamingo to prison, which was guarded by an Admiral, a former Fleet Admiral and several Vice Admirals. Predictably, he was beaten.
- Before even that, he waged war on the Mink Tribe, even when they offered to let him peacefully search their homes for what he wanted. The Minks were so tough that eventually Jack had to use a gas weapon from Caesar Clown to break the stalemate.
- Ultimately, this is how Jack meets his first complete defeat; he decides to kill Zunesha the elephant itself to wipe out the Minks. As it turns out, antagonizing an elephant so large that the people living on it are like ants is a really, really bad idea.
- Characterization Marches On: During Zou, Jack is depicted as little more than a violent thug, whose defeat is the result of his own rashness but when he returns in Wano, he's suddenly a good deal more submissive and rational, and even seems to be somewhat of an Only Sane Man among the Beasts Pirates. It can simply be that he's more reasonable than a drunken Kaido, though, and there's also a chance that the whole Zou affair taught him a lot about being less impulsive and making better choices.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: A flashback shows him personally torturing a mink for information, and in the wake of his rampage there are dozens of torture racks set up across Zou.
- Combat Pragmatist: What does he do when the Mink Tribe are tougher then he thought? Use one of Caesar's poison gas weapons on them.
- Cool Sword: He wields two swords that are almost helical, similar to a mammoth's tusks, not unlike a weapon known as a shotel. The sheaths for these swords even look like tusks at first glance. He uses these swords to lop off Cat Viper's arm and Dogstorm's leg while he's torturing them.
- Cruel Elephant: Is a vicious, cruel and short-tempered brute with a mammoth transformation, and is also notorious for being completely impossible to reason or bargain with.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Sure, he might be a man with a billion bounty on his head, but there's not much he can do against an island sized elephant, it ends with Zounisha sinking his entire fleet with a single trunk swing.
- Deadpan Snarker: Towards his crew members, such as calling his lookout a dumbass for pointing out the blatantly obvious fact that a several mile high elephant is in view.
- Determinator: Jack cannot be reasoned with. At all. When he sets a goal, there is no amount of convincing or unforeseen factors that's going to keep him from doing what he sets out to do. In fact, merely attempting to bargain with Jack seems to infuriate him.
- The Dreaded: Renowned for his brutality, ruthlessness, complete unwillingness to bargain or compromise, and the absolutely incredible amount of destruction that follows him. The fact that he has a bounty of one billion Berries the highest seen in the series when introduced, the fourth highest as of chapter 928) says volumes about how serious a threat he is.
- Family-Unfriendly Violence: Jack is mercilessly violent and absolutely savages the Mink civilization on Zou to the point of bringing it to near total oblivion. After sending waves of men to level the city, he uses a chemical weapon to incapacitate the remaining fighters before having the mink leaders dragged out to a public square, where they're crucified and dismembered for information.
- Fangs Are Evil: When Zunesha smashes his ship, his mask breaks, revealing a mouth full of fangs.
- Fisher King: When Luffy and Zoro come to Kuri, they find a barren wasteland of dead land and the long dried carcasses of animals. Some time later it is revealed that Jack rules over Kuri. Considering his title as "The Drought", as well as his actions in Zou, this makes the horrible state of Kuri understandable.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Notoriously unstable and quick to anger and extremely prone to violence.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: This was the only reason why he failed to bail Doflamingo out; it doesn't matter how powerful you are, taking on an Admiral, an ex-Fleet Admiral, and three Vice Admirals at the same time is something that only a small handful of people in the One Piece world can do with anything resembling a reasonable expectation of success. He didn't have one and didn't care, and the results were very predictable.
- We didn't know it at the time, but his assault on Zunesha was also this. One-billion berry bounty or not, what's one man and his grunt soldiers to a colossal, island-sized elephant dropping the full weight of its trunk on them at once?
- Horned Humanoid: Possesses a set of horns akin to Kaido's, although it's not clear if they're genuine or fake.
- Insane Equals Violent: The two words that people have consistently used to describe Jack are insane and monster.
- The Juggernaut: Monstrously powerful and durable and possesses seemingly inexhaustible stamina. His patience is exhaustible, though — which is what the Minks are trying to exploit. He can be stopped (as the results of his fight with the fleet escorting Doflamingo demonstrated), but the fact that it takes two Admiral-level fighters and three Vice Admirals to whoop his ass says volumes about how inexorable the man truly is.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Inverted. In his human form, he wears a mask that covers the bottom half of his face which resembles such a jaw but he's far from just.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After returning to Zou and trying to kill Zunisha, Jack and his fleet are sunk by the same elephant they tried to kill when Momonosuke orders the giant elephant to attack.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His response to learning that the fleet escorting Doflamingo to Impel Down has Fujitora and Sengoku (among others) in its ranks? Umbrage at the mere thought of someone thinking that that would be enough to deter him followed by a headlong charge towards the fleet. Predictably, he loses.
- Made of Iron: Jack fights one-on-one for FIVE days straight against the two strongest warriors (and the rulers) of the Mink Tribe — one of which Luffy himself praises for his strength— who alternate every 12 hours to keep themselves fresh in their fight. Eventually, Jack calls in a poison gas attack not because he was in any danger of being defeated, but because he was simply losing his patience. His reappearance in the present shows that it takes no less than an Admiral-level opponent to even injure him, and while he clearly received one hell of a beating and isn't in great shape, he's also not crippled by any means. Even after having his fleet pulverised by Zunisha, he's shown at the bottom of the sea — paralysed, but still alive!
- Mad Eye: Has Bloodshot eyes with tiny irises, even when in mammoth form. The anime adds a bit of a twitch to them at times.
- Nerves of Steel: When informed that the prison ship they're after has an admiral and ex-fleet admiral on it, he almost seems insulted at the thought that it would make him change his plans to attack it. It doesn't end well for him...
- Never Found the Body: Wanda mentions that his obituary is in the paper saying he's defeated during his raid on Doflamingo's prison ship. However, since the body is never found, Wanda believes he's still alive. She's later proven right, as he later appears alive (though not in great shape), ripping said obituary.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: He may be incredibly impulsive and reckless, but he does not mess around. Give him what he wants when he wants it or he will make good on his threats.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket: He wears nothing underneath his fur coat, showcasing his massive upper body.
- Offing the Annoyance: Being reasoned with is practically his Berserk Button, such that he'll quickly resort to violence when someone tries to talk him down.Jack: I didn't come here to talk.
- Oh, Crap!: Along with a collective one with his crew when Zunisha, the elephant that carries Zou, turns to his fleet and rears it trunk up ready to strike them. Granted he doesn't panic like his crew does but he knows there is no way he's going to be able to fight that.
- Only Sane Man: He undegoes some mild character development before he reappears in Wano. He is much more stable and acts with a calm and stable head throughout, something he hadnt been much capable of beforehand.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Threatens to destroy an entire city. When his bluff is called, he does exactly that.
- Red Baron: "The Drought". He's called such because he leaves the countries he razes in such a pitiful state that it seems like they went through a drought.
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: The newspapers reports his death in his clash against Issho, only for him to appear alive and incensed at his reported demise. He's definitely not in very good shape after it, but he did survive the clash with the admiral.
- Sadist: Has admitted that he has no good reason for doing most of the destruction he does and pain he inflicts; he just really enjoys wanton destruction, mass murder, and brutally torturing captives.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Spends a while at the bottom of the ocean, unable to move due to being a Devil Fruit user but apparently having no problem with breathing. He's eventually rescued off-screen and returned to Wano.
- Sinister Schnoz: His mammoth form takes this trope up a notch, actually weaponizing his massive trunk.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Despite his awful temper and incredible penchant for violence, he tends to speak in an even, almost calm tone to his enemies. He even apologizes for his crew's mouthiness.
- Spikes of Villainy: His fur coat is adorned with spikes, giving him a brutal appearance just like his personality.
- Straight Man: Jack if far from intelligent or reasonable, but compared to his perpetually drunk captain he's far more rational and takes this role during the Wano Arc.
- Stupid Evil: Jack's insatiable bloodthirst and blind faith in his (admittedly impressive) strength lead him to make one terrible decision after another. Right off the bat, when he approaches the Minks demanding Raizo, their offers to help him in his search are met with swift, immediate violence. The possibility that the Minks were hiding Raizo and lying to him hadn't even been suggested yet.
- Super Drowning Skills: Standard for a Devil Fruit user. Although this only seems to affect his swimming, as he survives being drown deep and is later seen in Wano.
- Superpower Lottery: His Devil Fruit is an Ancient Zoan, which is a very rare class of Devil Fruits. Indeed, the ability to become a large mammoth is impressive.
- Talk to the Fist: As an old monkey mink is calmly telling Jack that he needs to hear the minks out, Jack responds by smashing his trunk into the Mink crowd before he can even finish his sentence and coldly says they didn't come to talk.
- Tom the Dark Lord: An example of it not being Played for Laughs. Despite having an unassuming name, Jack, what we know about him so far paints him as an extremely vicious and ruthless man.
- The Unfettered: Absolutely impossible to reason with and will stop at nothing and refuse no measure to accomplish his goals. He doesn't know or care what you want to tell him, he just wants to get shit done and doesn't really give a fuck about how he does it so long as he gets a chance to smash things and kill people.
- The Unfought: In the Zou Arc, Luffy and the Straw Hats never actually fight him, as Zunesha curbstomps him and leaves him incapacitated in the ocean floor.
- Victory by Endurance: His battle with the Mink tribe lasted for five days, and though they eventually wore down his crew, they were unable to contain Jack himself. This allowed him to use one of Caesar's Deadly Gas weapons, which won him the fight.
- Villain Has a Point: Whether it was his instinct or just pure guessing but he was right that the Minks were hiding Raizo on the island and lying about their denying of seeing him.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He ate a Zoan Devil Fruit that can turn him into a massive mammoth.
- Walking Wasteland: The explanation behind his epithet. Jack's sheer destructive power renders anywhere he rampages like a massive drought was there.
- War Elephants: As revealed in Wanda's story about his attack on Zou, Jack ate a Devil Fruit that makes him a literal example of this (or at least, close enough as his Devil Fruit makes him a Mammoth).
- The Worf Effect: A rather unconventional application of the trope. After unleashing untold amount of devastation on the Minks and establishing himself as someone to not be messed with, we get to see his two crushing defeats in a row. But the fact it took sheer overwhelming force both times to bring him down, and yet that's still not enough to permanently put him out of the picture only speaks volumes on his threat level. Played straight during Wano Arc, where the local Master Thief, Shutenmaru deals a gashing wound that leaves him flinching in pain and shattering one of his shotels with only one slash.
- Worthy Opponent: He considers Cat Viper and his Guardians "true warriors".
- You Have Failed Me: He does not take well to Sheepshead coming back to him insisting Raizou isn't on Zou, stringing the man up as punishment for coming back with that excuse.
- 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 or Ram horns instead of hands.
- Mook Lieutenant: They have authority over the Gifters, Pleasures and anyone lower as they are under of the command of their general and 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 worse than the Gifters in this regard, with many of them having animal parts that think on their own and disrupt everyday life. Somewhat Subverted by the fact that many of them are quite insane or quirky and seem to enjoy their new bodies, however.
- Theme Naming: All the Headliners are named after card games.
- Wrong Context Magic: Several Headliners have eaten SMILEs, which are artificial Devil Fruits that aren't as complete as a Zoan Devil Fruit.
The Flying Six
Debut: Chapter 929 (Manga)
A Headliner and one of the Flying Six who ate the Ancient Zoan-type Dragon-Dragon Fruit (Ryu Ryu no Mi), Model: Spinosaurus that allows him to transform into a Spinosaurus.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Its exact size is unclear, but his Spinosaurus form is tall enough to rest its arms along the roof-arch of a building.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: His Spinosaurus-transforming Devil Fruit is a Ryu Ryu (Dragon-Dragon) Devil Fruit.
- Dumb Muscle: While he's 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 brutal savage with no finesse, focus or tactics whatsoever.
- Eating the Enemy: As his battle with Sanji shown, Page One isn't afraid to use his gigantic maws to chomp at the enemy when transformed into a Spinosaurus.
- '80s Hair: A lengthy mane with an undercut that he sweeps to the side.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He can transform into one, specifically a Spinosaurus. Due to his looks, it also has something of a crocodilan look.
- Lizard Folk: His hybrid form sacrifices his mandibles for bigger, stronger arms which gives him the appearance of a large lizard-man.
- Tattooed Crook: His name is tattooed across his chest (spelt as Page 1), and it's visible even in his dinosaur form. He's also morally bankrupt, even for a pirate.
- Villainous Glutton: During his rampage against the soba stands we see him gorging on the (possibly raw) 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.
Prison Mines Staff
- Wardens Are Evil: They make the prisoners work into the toughest conditions, giving them a single small kimidango as reward for moving a large heavy rock, and clearly enjoy torturing them. The punishment for offences is first dismembering the arms, after a second offence the legs, and execution after a third offence.
Debut: Chapter 934 (Manga)
A Headliner who is the warden of the Prison Mines who has eaten an elephant SMILE, turning parts of his body into any elephant, including a head in his chest which has explosive sneezes.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Being the warden of the prison, he obviously has more authority than anyone else except for the All-Stars. He also happens to be the first SMILE user that actually causes damage to Luffy, albeith 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.
- Cruel Elephant: He's an evil warden of the Prison Mines and has eaten an elephant SMILE which gives 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.
- 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: 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.
- Signature Laugh: "Pao pao pa pa pa pa!!". "Pao" is the Japanese onomopatoeia for an elephant trumpeting.
- 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.
- 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.
Debut: Chapter 934 (Manga)
A Headliner who also serves as a vice warden of the Prison Mines. He has eaten a scorpion SMILE, allowing him to turn parts of his body into a scorpion and grow extra legs.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: Thanks to his scorpion SMILE, although the stinger is on his braid.
- Expy: The helmet he wears and his clothing style make him appear as a scorpion version of Jagi.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: He wears a pair of six-legged leather pants, and in his debut he kicks to the ground an old man.
- 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.
- Underestimating Badassery: He thinks that he could defeat Luffy easily if Queen would let him go into the ring... even though Luffy beat him earlier (albeit with a surprise 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.
Debut: Chapter 935 (Manga)
A Headliner who also serves as a vice warden of the Prison Mines. She has eaten a monkey SMILE, allowing her to turn parts on her body into a monkey and grow extra arms.
- 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. Why does she have six arms while having eaten a monkey SMILE? Because she's like a spider-monkey.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female warden of the Prison Mines.
Debut: Chapter 926 (Manga)
A Headliner who also serves as a vice warden at the Prison Mines. He has eaten a hippo SMILE, making his main body sit inside a hippo's mouth.
- Big Eater: Or so he claims to be. His beef with Luffy and Kidd earning so many dango is that they've run the storage empty, leaving him with virtually nothing.
- Blessed with Suck: Similarly to Holdem, the hippo that his 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 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 Sogoth: 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.
Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (JP)
Debut: Chapter 795 (Manga), Episode 739 (Anime)
The sadistic Headliner in charge of the Gifters, Sheepshead 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.
- 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.
- 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 all.
- You Have Failed Me: Tries coming back to Jack empty-handed, and this does not end well for him.
Debut: Chapter 915 (Manga)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, he decides to force her by pinching her cheeks with a pair of pliers. Luffy is not amused to learn of this.
Debut: Chapter 917 (Manga)
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.
- Art Major Biology: Sure, 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.
- 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.
- HeelFace Brainwashing: Turns out that, probably because of her SMILE condition, she's susceptible to Tama's Devil Fruit powers and becomes loyal to her.
- 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 is distinctly two colors, even her tail is dual colored.
- 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: Claims to have a 350 degree line of sight, like horses.
- Tsundere: Bashful when complimented at one point, angry at "idiocy" another.
- When She Smiles: Inverted. Normally she's very beautiful, but her smile is a goofy horse-like one.
- See his entry on the Eleven Supernovas page. Note that his rank within the crew has yet to be confirmed.
Elite infantry of the Beasts Pirates, they all have eaten SMILEs, allowing them to partially transform into animals.
- 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. In fact, they look like incomplete Zoans. One Gifter can even turn his hand into a wolf's head!
- Elite Mooks: They are quite stronger than Pleasures, giving some trouble to the Minks in Zou. Against named characters they tend to lean more towards mere mooks, however.
- Horns of Villainy: They wear a pair of black horns on their heads.
- Themed Aliases: All Gifters seem to go by alias based on what SMILE fruit they ate as oppose to their real names.
- Wrong Context Magic: Their SMILEs don't seem to work like 'real' Zoans, only allowing them to transform parts of their body into animal body parts, such as turning arms into horns.
Debut: Chapter 914 (Manga)
A Gifter who ate a bat SMILE, giving him wings to fly and enhanced hearing like an actual bat.
- Archer Archetype: He uses a bow and arrows in combat.
- 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 Kiku with an arrow.
Debut: Chapter 914 (Manga)
A Gifter who ate a gazelle SMILE, giving him the legs of a gazelle to run at high speeds.
- Required Secondary Powers: 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.
Debut: Chapter 934 (Manga)
- 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.
- Long Neck: The only thing he gets from his SMILE is an alpaca head with a very long neck.
- 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.
Debut: Chapter 939 (Manga)
- Bald of Evil: He's completely bald, which makes him look more armadillo-like, and he's a subordinate of Kaido.
- Beard of Evil: He's an evil pirate and has a large, bushy beard.
- Blessedwith Suck: Completely averted! He is perhaps one of the luckiest Gifters seen so far. Not only has he avoided any severe deformites like some, but he has gained all of his animal's most desirable features (the shell in this case).
- 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.
Other Crew Members
"Iron Boy" Scotch
Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Chad Cline (EN)
Debut: Chapter 595 (Manga), Episode 513 (Anime)
A cyborg who serves as the guardian of one of Kaido's favorite islands in the New World.
Voiced by: Sakiko Uran (JP)
Birthday: January 23rd
Debut: Chapter 795 (Manga), Episode 739 (Anime)
A female member of the Beasts Pirates who accompanied Jack and Sheepshead to Zou.
- 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.
- Stripperiffic: Out of all the Beasts 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.
- What Exactly Is Her Job: Though she appears to be a regular gifter, the fact that her name follows the playing card theme implies that she possesses a higher ranking. However, she has never been confirmed to be a headliner, making her position in the organization unclear.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has magenta hair.
Infantry of the Beasts Pirates.
Allies & Affiliates
- See his entry on the Wano Country page.
- See his entry on his own page.
- See his entry on the New World page.