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The main intelligence agency of the World Government, Cipher Pol cells are located throughout the world. They investigate for the World Government and, in contrast to the Marines, handle political threats to the World Government moreso than generic criminals. Cipher Pol acts more as a counter-insurgency agency, and even deals in the Underworld regarding special individuals. There are eight official Cipher Pols numbered from CP1 to CP8 as well as two unofficial units, CP9, whose members have the license to kill, and CP-0, the most powerful one.
Debut: Chapter 705 (Manga), Episode 635 (Anime)
Cipher Pol Aigis Zero, the most elite and strongest Cipher Pol unit of the World Government. Very feared and influential, they work directly under the World Nobles. It has been revealed that during the Time Skip that all previous members of CP9 sans Nero have gotten back into the good graces of the World Government and been promoted to CP-0.
- Aloof Ally: They'll carry out every order from the Celestial Dragons, but they don't have any care for them. They protect them from outside forces, but couldnt care less about any internal strife.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Their male members comprise the strongest Cipher Pol organization and wear white suits with black ties.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To CP9 - the previous Cipher Pol that acted as antagonists: CP9 are the assassins of the World Government, wearing all black and are led by Spandam. CP-0 are specifically the shield or Aegis of the World Nobles, dress in all white and actually follow Asskicking Equals Authority.
- Cool Mask: The unnamed members wear tribal masks to hide their identities.
- The Dreaded: Comes with being the strongest Cipher Pol. They are very feared by the public, with Robin getting nervous when she sees them in Dressrosa.
- Light Is Not Good: In contrast to CP9, the main offensive force of the world government, CP-0 agents dress in white suits and, as the main defensive force of the World Government, absolutely nothing good can come from their presence.
- Meaningful Name: Aegis was a shield or animal hide said to be wielded by the Olympian gods Athena and Zeus. Fitting for a group dedicated to serving and protecting the "gods" who live high up on the Red Line.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: They'll obey their World Noble masters no matter the order given to them, even if it means causing an international incident. In the event that they're given conflicting orders, their policy is to obey only the most recent one and let the World Nobles handle the internal disputes.
- State Sec: The top intelligence agency employed by the World Government, and unlike the CP9, their existence is well-known. They aren't shown to have a proper paramilitary force yet, but with agents like Rob Lucci in their employ, that's more than enough force.
"Queen of the Pleasure District" Stussy
Voiced by: Mami Kingetsu
Debut: Chapter 860 (Manga), Episode 828 (Anime)
An agent of Cipher Pol 0 who is undercover as one of the Emperors of the Underworld. She attempts to take the Tamatebako at the wedding and fights with Du Feld to obtain it, but fails when it explodes and causes Whole Cake Chateau to collapse. She is able to escape, and is later seen with other Cipher Pol 0 agents at Marie Jois in time for Reverie.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: As a member of Cipher Pol 0 she can use the Six Powers martial arts. She uses Rapid Fire to pierce Du Feld with her finger and Moonwalk to escape the falling Whole Cake Chateau.
- Entertainingly Wrong: After realizing the Tamatebako was rigged to explode and that the Straw Hats were most likely behind it, she comes to the conclusion that Luffy is a mastermind who fakes being an idiot.
- Faux Affably Evil: She presents a ladylike and polite demeanor, but once she reveals her true allegiance she sadistically shoots Du Feld and threatens Morgans.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Her blue eyes become much more prominent when she reveals herself to be a Cipher Pol 0 agent after shooting Du Feld.
- The Mole: Stussy is introduced as one of the emperors of the Underworld, but she's actually a member of Cipher Pol 0 who attends the Wedding Party to steal the Yametebako.
- More Deadly Than the Male: Although seemingly much more polite than the other male emperors of the Underworld, when she reveals her true self she shows a much more ruthless side, shooting Du Feld to have him take the blame for her actions as well as threatening Morgans to create a fake story to cover up for her and the World Government.
- Nice Hat: Wears a pretty white one adorned with a rose to the wedding.
- Older Than They Look: Stussy's age is officially listed as "SECRET" in the Vivre Card Visual Dictionary, and only a select few within either the World Government or criminal underworld know her true age. When claiming to be reminded of her younger self by seeing Pudding at the wedding, fellow underworld broker Du Feld sarcastically asks "How many decades ago?" to Stussy's ire.Du Feld: Ow!Stussy: I didn't know you have a death wish.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only woman of the Tyrants that go to Big Mom's latest tea party, as well as the most attractive (not that it's hard when everyone else is a gonk or a giant bird), though it's unlikely she's any less ruthless. She's also the only female member of Cipher Pol 0.
Debut: Chapter 325 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)
The Ninth Justice, the legendary and secret Cipher Pol Number Nine, is a group of secret agents with superhuman skills and great powers. They are all masters of the Six Powers, or "rokushiki,"; six martial arts techniques that turn an ordinary human superhuman. On top of this, almost all of them are Devil Fruit users. They reside in Enies Lobby and are the main antagonists in the Water 7 & Enies Lobby Arc. The actual president is Spandam. They were charged with the task of finding the Pluton's Blueprints and capture Nico Robin. Their actual members are: Spandam (Doriki: 09), Rob Lucci (Doriki 4000), Kaku (Doriki 2200), Jabra (Doriki 2180), Blueno (Doriki 820), Kumadori (Doriki 810), Fukuro (Doriki 800) and Kalifa (Doriki 630). The rookie member, Nero, is slain shortly after his appearance by Lucci after he is defeated by Franky.
In the aftermath of the Water 7 & Enies Lobby Arc, the group's failure to stop the Straw Hats lead to them being expelled from Cipher Pol and hunted down. It is later revealed that during the time-skip, they've all become strong enough to be reaccepted by the World Government and join the stronger CP-0.
- Affably Evil: Some CP9 have genuine quirky traits, especially Fukuro, Kumadori, Kalifa, Jabra (has his moments) and the honest Kaku; that they might for a good guy group, too bad they're all bloodthirsty assassins.
- Even when they were revealed to be assassins, and after they were defeated, they seemed to be pretty decent people, with a very genuine and honest sense of justice. It's just too bad that one of them takes his too far.
- Animal-Motif Team: They all have an animal theme:
- Spandam has the panda, and resembles one with his pale skin, black markings around his eyes and red nose.
- Rob Lucci has the leopard, which goes with his devil fruit.
- Kaku has the giraffe which, for the same reasons as Lucci, goes with his devil fruit. He also claims to like giraffes.
- Jabra has the wolf, again, fitting his devil fruit power. When attacking Nami and Usopp, he compares himself to a wolf and the other two to a sheep, then comes Sanji, the hunter.
- Blueno has the bull, made evident by his Horned Hairdo.
- Kalifa has the sheep. She can surround her body with soap bubbles, resembling a sheep's wool, while with her arms she mimics the horns.
- Kumadori has the lion, and compares his hair to a lion mane. Chopper considers the octopus more appropriate.
- Fukuro has the owl, his name literally means owl, and compares his sneak attacks to these of the owl.
- Nero has the weasel.
- Who's-Who, a former agent, has the saber-toothed tiger.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: All of them, to a degree, are Six Powers masters and boast about this during their fights. This results in most of them underestimating their opponents.
- Badass Crew: It's only natural when they're the strongest Cipher Pol (except CP-0). Except Spandam and Spandine, the group's former leader, all of the member are skilled assassins who pose a huge threat for the Straw Hats. Even Nero, by far the weakest one, displays impressive skills.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: All members, except Nero who's a new recruit and isn't considered a full member, wear business suits.
- Big Damn Heroes: For the townspeople in their cover story, where they beat the crap out of Candy Pirates threatening the town.
- Blood Knight: While the majority of them are subtle about this, they all enjoy fighting with their targets and are glad they belong to the only Cipher Pol with a license to kill. Rob Lucci describes it eloquently with his quote:Spandam: Then what is it that you want?
Lucci: Blood. When we're here, killing is justified.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Kumadori and Jabura are both loud (though Kumadori is louder) and pride themselves on their specialties.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyers: They sure are quirky for a bunch of bloodthirsty government assassins, that doesn't make them any less deadly.
- Charles Atlas Superpower:
- They all received tough training since they were kids and reached superhuman levels of strength.
- The Six Powers (Rokushiki) is a superhuman martial arts style consisting of six techniques (plus a seventh secret technique). All CP9 members can use the main six, with the exception of Nero and Spandam. They consist of:
- Geppo (Moonwalk): The user uses their immense leg strength to jump off of the air itself, reaching higher heights and granting what is effectively flight.
- Tekkai (Iron Body): The user can harden their body to become more resistant to damage, but at the cost of being unable to move. It works similarly to Armament Haki. Jabra specializes in this technique and can still move while using it.
- Finger Pistol (Shigan): The user pierces enemies (or even solid objects) with their finger, with the same power (if not more) as a gun shot.
- Tempest Kick (Rankyaku): The user kicks so fast that they can create blades of compressed air. Kaku specializes in this technique and, in his giraffe form, he can use it even with his tail or his neck.
- Shave (Soru): The user kicks off the ground ten times in a single second to move at extremely high speeds, faster than the naked eye can track. Fukuro specializes in this technique.
- Paper Art (Kami-e): The user's body becomes extremely flexible and can float/bend around attacks like a piece of paper.
- Six King Gun (Rokuogan): In order to use this final ultimate ability, one needs to have fully mastered all of the other six. The user releases an extremely powerful shockwave from their fists. However, it is physically draining on the user. Rob Lucci is the only CP9 member who can use this technique.
- Cloudcuckoolander: All of them have at least a quirky personality trait.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It might not be apparent at first, but the core seven members, minus Nero and Spandam, really do genuinely care for each other, to the point that the relationship charts in the fifth databook use the same kanji for their relationship as for the Straw Hats'.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Spandine, the group's former leader, is willing to shoot an unarmed man just because he might be a threat and give the order to burn an entire island to the ground, but he draws the line at killing (non-criminal) civilians and his own men, judging from his reaction to Sakazuki doing both. Unfortunately, his son seems to have inherited all his qualities but the standards....
- Genius Bruiser: Lucci and Blueno are notably perceptive. Kaku as well. Not to mention he is a genuinely good shipwright.
- Knight Templar: Although they're Blood Knights, maintaining peace at all costs comes first. They became a little nicer after their defeat.
- Lightning Bruiser: Thanks to the Six Powers, they're all fast, tough, and hit hard, but a special mention goes to Lucci, Kaku and Jabra in their hybrid-form.
- Likable Villain: They may be ruthless government assassins, but their quirky personalities, loyalty to each other and sheer coolness makes them very difficult to hate. Spandam exempt, of course.
- Logical Weakness: Iron Body works by clenching the muscles until they are as hard as iron. This means it does nothing to negate extreme temperature, which Sanji exploits through his Diable Jambe kick against Jabra.
- The Mole: Lucci, Kaku, Kalifa and Blueno infiltrated in Water 7 to get Pluton's projects.
- Oh, Crap!: The crew gets quite a few of these, mainly before their respective defeats.
- Blueno when he realizes how much stronger Luffy's gotten since their last fight and later an even bigger one when he becomes the unlucky lab rat for the Gear Second.
- Fukuro right before Franky blasts him point-blank with his Coup de Vent.
- Kumadori as he witness the rise of Monster Chopper.
- Kalifa right before Nami's Thunder Lance Tempo pierces through her.
- Jabra right before Sanji puts a Flambage Shot to his head.
- Kaku when Zoro enters his Ashura form and vaporizes the former's strongest attack.
- Lucci when Luffy is still standing after being on the receiving end of his Six King Gun.
- Open Secret: While the general public might not know of them, they seem to be seen as superstars among their fellow marines.
- Power Level: Fukuro estimates the strength of all the members in terms of Doriki (Exactly means "Power Level"). Average Marine soldiers have a Doriki of about 10, a Doriki above 500 is considered superhuman. As Jabra points out, this is simply a measure of physical strength, not taking into account special abilities like Devil Fruit powers.
- Punny Name: Many of the techniques and attacks have a pun. Including Kumadori's Shishi Kebob attack and Lucci's Rapid Fire Triple Sting. (the kanji translates as "three plectri" but "mitsubachi" can also mean "bee".)
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: To Spandam as the official leader, to Lucci the real one..
- The Reveal: Remember those funny shipwrights of Galley-La company? And Iceburg's secretary? And Kokoro's trusted barman? Well, they're actually spies and assassins working for the government.
- Revenge: They clearly don't like that Spandam got them kicked out, so they give him a payback.
- Secret Police: They have the authority to kill anyone deemed a threat to the World Government (read: anyone they like). Because this clashes with the World Government's image of benevolence, CP9's existence is classified information though it doesn't stop rumors from leaking to the general public.
- Sociopathic Hero: They seem to have changed from Psychos For Hire into this.
- Strong and Skilled: They not only have superhuman strength, but are also masters of the Six Powers.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted. It's the only Cipher Pol with the license to kill.
- True Companions: Outright labeled as having the same relationship the Straw Hats have in databooks. Given that the crews unity in each other is the Central Theme of the Water 7 Saga, this is extremely appropriate.
- Tyke Bomb: They were raised to be assassins since they were very young. Their cover story reveals that there's always a new generation of kids being trained to be the next CP9.
- Villains Out Shopping: Their mini-arc mostly seems to be this, as most of the group tried to raise to raise enough money to pay for Lucci's medical bills, doing things like joining the circus, cleaning the streets, performing on stage etc. After Lucci gets better, they play this trope very straight, with them having dinner together, shopping and playing bowling.
- You Have Failed Me: After being defeated by the Straw Hats, they are all kicked out by the CP9 and left to die, mainly also because Spandam put all the blame on them. They aren't happy about this.
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Christopher Corey Smith (EN, Funi), Kent Williams (EN, Unlimited Adventure); Roberto Mendiola (OP Gold) (Latin American Spanish)
Age: 39 (Pre-Timeskip), 41 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 355 (Manga), Episode 249 (Anime)
Funkfreed's Devil Fruit: Eleph-Eleph Fruit
The chief of CP9 and Enies Lobby and the son of Spandine, Spandam is Rob Lucci's superior officer, though he's actually weaker than even a normal marine. A clumsy, cowardly, power-hungry swine, he works only to further his career. When he was a member of CP5, he convinced the leaders of the World Government to let him seek out the blueprints of Pluton. He possesses a broadsword named Funkfreed that has "eaten" the Eleph-Eleph Fruit (Zou Zou no Mi), allowing it to turn into an elephant. It was later revealed, in small doses in the manga, and just outright in One Piece Film: Gold that he's now on the CP-0 unit, only this time now working under Lucci.
- Amusing Injuries: The results of being a huge Iron Butt Monkey. In his first appearance alone, he gets blown up by a stray cannonball.
- Arch-Enemy: To an extent, Franky. He used Franky's ships to attack the town and frame Tom, ultimately leading to him being executed. While it's not hard for people (both in-universe and out) to hate Spandam, Franky is the most vindictive toward him to the point that he eventually uses Funkfreed to curb-stomp Spandam.
- Arc Villain: Spandam is the main antagonist of the Water 7-Enies Lobby arc, being the leader of CP9 and the one behind Robin's kidnapping, although he's not the most dangerous foe or the one with a personal animosity with Luffy.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Inverted. He's the weakest guy on Enies Lobby. He's even weaker than the rank and file marines there.
- Blatant Lies: In an attempt to hastily cover himself after accidentally ordering the Buster Call on Enies Lobby, he claims that he's Luffy.
- Butt-Monkey: He's always getting smashed in the face in Franky's flashback, he has no respect from his men, and Kalifa considers his very existence "sexual harassment".
- Cool Sword: His sword, named Funkfreed, is his only advantage. It transforms into an elephant.
- Dirty Coward: Only talks big when he has people to do his dirty work or when he has someone at his mercy; if the latter is the case, he also sees brutally beating them as a perfectly acceptable course of action. Seeing him go out like a bitch is immensely satisfying.
- Evil Laugh: Wahahahaha.
- Fate Worse than Death: Having his back broken by Nico Robin, the same woman who escaped his father and suffered heavily at his hands, and being hunted down by his co-workers, specifically Rob Lucci, for framing them. Then, Spandam manages to survive this but it's found out by the World Government that he was the real cause of Enies Lobby's destruction. Either as punishment or part of a deal to spare him, during the time-skip he was allowed to work in CP-0 only with Lucci now his boss. Pretty fitting all things considered.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's presented at first as little more than a thoroughly incompetent and incredibly obnoxious blowhard stricken with comically bad luck and subordinates with absolutely no respect for him. That all gets thrown out the window when he frames Tom's Workers for attacking the judicial ship(resulting in civilians and Marines being endangered if not killed) savagely beats a captive Robin when she's bound with Seastone chains, rendering her completely incapable of fighting back.
- General Failure: He's surprisingly inept for someone in his position. It's implied he got to it through family connections, since his father, Spandine, was chief of Cipher Pol #9 before him. But...
- Generation Xerox: Spandine was just as much of a Smug Snake General Failure as Spandam is now, the only difference being that Spandine cares about his men, and actually evacuates the non-archaeologist citizens from Ohara (only for Sakazuki/Akainu to kill them anyway, something that even Spandine thought was going too far). Unfortunately, his son inherited all of his qualities but the standards.
- Gonk: Has a dark red nose and black markings around his eyes, making him resemble a panda. Franky even calls him "Spanda".
- Hated by All: No one likes this guy, even his own subordinates don't respect him, and that's before he betrays them.
- Hate Sink: The Straw Hats hate him for nearly taking Robin away, Franky already hated him for sending Tom to his death, the Marines of Enies Lobby hate him for trivializing their imminent deaths with his accidental invocation of the Buster Call, and CP9 hates him for trying to pin the whole fiasco on their heads.
- He Knows Too Much: That the Enies Lobby fiasco got as bad as it did is almost entirely his fault, but using his dad's influence, he manages to get the blame shifted to his subordinates and have them scheduled for execution in the hopes that World Government hitmen will get to them before they can rat him out. He's wrong.
- Humiliation Conga: A very, very satisfying one. Let's see: he winds up losing the plans to Pluton, his agents are beaten, his base is destroyed by his own incompetence when he accidentally orders the Buster Call on it, he gets hit by a explosive star via a long distance shot by Usopp, Franky crushes him with his own elephant sword, he gets slapped silly by Robin when she's freed from the Seastone cuffs, which leaves him horribly bruised beyond the point of recognition; he can only whine and complain as the Straw Hats (and in effect his main target, Robin) get away with the Marines unable to do anything to stop them, and fittingly enough, Robin delivers the final blow to him via her clutch move, which leaves him with a broken back. The last we see of him is slowly healing in a full body cast. Oh yeah, and by pinning the blame of the mission failure on CP9, he winds up making enemies of them who vow to hunt him down. It has yet to be revealed what happened afterward, but either he was spared or finally fessed up to his actions as the World Government gave Lucci the position of the leader of CP-0, with Spandam now working under Lucci, his former subordinate.
- Iron Butt Monkey: Spandam is a huge source of comic relief who suffers and gets injured a lot, but manages to survive stuff that would kill an average guy.
- Irrevocable Order: He orders the Buster Call to Enies Lobby ...by accidentally pressing the button on the Golden Transponder Snail.
- Is This Thing Still On?: Mistakenly blabs that he'd let everyone on the island die in order to further his career while his Transponder Snail is transmitting, then tries to cover it by claiming to be Luffy. No one is fooled.
- It's All About Me: The only things Spandam cares are himself and his status and would do anyhthing for those, even putting the blame of his mistakes on his subordinates.
- Jerkass: Loves to Kick the Dog, doesn't care who he has to kill off to get his way, only cares about himself... Long story short, he's an asshole.
- The Klutz: He's extremely clumsy, and frequently spills hot coffee all over himself.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After all the nasty things he has done and putting all the blame on his subordinates, he now works in CP-0 under Rob Lucci.
- Laughably Evil: Played with. Crazy accidents are always happening to him, his agents don't respect him, but he's one of the nastier characters in the series.
- Like Father, Like Son: Is every bit as bad as his father was before he retired, only he's even more Laughably Evil and prone to Kick the Dog.
- Living Weapon: Funkfreed, his sword that, thanks to the Eleph-Eleph fruit, can become an elephant.
- Made of Iron: He's the weakest member of CP9. So how the hell does he survive all the punishment fate sends him?
- Manipulative Bastard: Amazingly, despite his moments of incompetence, he still managed to exploit the paranoia of the Five Elder Stars. As in the chief authority of the World Government. He was then given an assignment on retrieving the blueprints of Pluton, which Spandam wanted to use to remove the authority of the Five Elder Stars and Take Over the World.
- Mask Power: Wears an iron mask on his face, which doesn't really cover most of his features. He wears it because his face was permanently damaged by a young Franky years prior to the series' present.
- Non-Action Big Bad: According to Fukurou's power rankings, he's weaker than the average Marine despite being in charge of CP 9. True, he has that Elephant sword, but it's clear it's a last resort for self-defense. In fact, what could be a truly powerful sword is almost completely worthless in his hands when he's forced to use it.
- Oh, Crap!:
- Does this quite a few times as the situation on Enies Lobby deteriorates, starting with him accidentally pressing the button for the Buster Call on Enies Lobby, where he's currently standing. Then he figures out that not only does the Buster Call completely fail to eliminate the Straw Hats, but that he is now at the mercy of a very angry Robin, and that she gives absolutely zero fucks about being nice.
- Gets another one during the CP9 cover story, when, after blaming the entire incident on them and getting them declared criminals by the World Government, he gets a call from an understandably upset Rob Lucci stating they're coming for him. Remember, they're a group of elite assassins who, thanks to Blueno, can come out of thin air and are led by a guy who almost killed Luffy through physical force alone.
- Pet the Dog: While Spandam is an asshole to everyone, including his subordinates, he treats Funkfreed rather well, letting the elephant wander around his office and feeds him quite well.
- Power Level: 9. By comparison, the average Marine soldier's is 10, and Kalifa, the weakest CP9 member, is 70 times as strong as Spandam.
- Right-Hand Cat: Funkfreed mostly serves as this in peacetime, as Spandam will usually let it wander around the office in full elephant mode, eating whatever it likes while he uses it as a sounding-board for his Evil Gloating. But when shit gets real and the Straw Hats actually get within breathing distance of him, he tries to use it as a Right-Hand Attack Dog instead ...emphasis on tries.
- Scars Are Forever: He got savagely pistol-whipped by Franky back when he went by Cutty Flam years ago, after Spandam instigated the execution of Tom. His face was permanently damaged and he has to wear a mask to hide the injuries. Made all the worse when Robin delivers countless multi-armed slaps, Franky punches him in the face with an iron fist, and then drops Funkfreed on top of him. Spandam's head swells up like a blueberry.
- Smug Snake: Barks a big game, but Fukurou points out that he's weaker than the average Marine soldier. He's even weaker than a Mook. To absolutely no one's surprise, he goes out like a bitch at the hands of Robin, which he completely deserves.
- Take Over the World: States he wanted to conquer the world earlier in his career as head of CP5. Now as Director of CP9, it's hard to say if he still has those ambitions, but his dreams are still pretty grandiose. He could've been attempting this step by step with Robin's capture. But for now, he's trying to avoid being killed by a vengeful CP9 for framing them.
- Tempting Fate: He tells the Marines waiting for him to take Robin onto the ship prepared for him, "Watch carefully, men, because you're about to witness the first step of a hero that is destined to go down in history!" Sogeking snipes him just after he says that, sending Spandam sailing to the bottom of the stairs in a rather humiliating manner.
- Villainous Breakdown: His calm, cocky exterior falls apart as the Straw Hats prove to be more than his agents can handle. By the time they escape, he's screaming for their deaths.
- Weak Boss, Strong Underlings: In contrast to the usual Authority Equals Asskicking, everyone who works below Spandam in Cipher Pol 9 is more powerful than him, and his Doriki level is below that of an average Marine recruit. The other CP9 members can use the Six Powers and often possesses a Devil Fruit, while Spandam's only power on his side is Funkfeed, a sword that turns into an elephant.
- Would Hit a Girl: He assaults Robin while she's bound by chains. He doesn't just hit her once or twice either; he flat-out assaults her. Repeatedly. Also, the way he's drawn in this episode is darker and more psychotic than his usual Butt-Monkey atmosphere, which emphasizes this.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has lavender hair.
"Massacre Weapon" Rob Lucci
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Jason Liebrecht (EN, Funi)
Age: 28 (Pre-Timeskip), 30 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Cat-Cat Fruit, Model: Leopard
Originally introduced as one of Galley-La Dock One's foreman, Rob Lucci is actually the strongest Cipher Pol Number Nine has ever seen, noted by the Marines for his dedication to the World Government and Justice. He is calm and ruthless, even refraining from the Evil Laugh, a staple among One Piece villains. He and his group are masters of the Six Powers (Rokushiki), a martial arts fighting style based on six different superhuman techniques, and he and the rest of CP9 gave the Straw Hats some of their toughest and most grueling battles yet. He has eaten the Cat-Cat Fruit (Neko Neko no Mi), Model: Leopard.
He's expelled from CP9 along with his co-workers after Spandam blames them for the failure of the Enies Lobby mission, and also finds himself being hunted down by the Marines in order to be silenced. With the help of his fellow ex-CP9 members, Lucci survives this ordeal and joins CP-0 during the Time-Skip.
- Animorphism: Ate a Zoan-type which allows him to turn into a leopard or huge leopard-man at will.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: To the letter. The realization that a pirate can defeat him is his Oh, Crap! moment and the only time when he loses composure. He's subtly different from typical examples of this trope in that, instead of being a total loner, he actually considers the rest of CP9 (save for Spandam and Nero) his True Companions and his standard ice-cold demeanor warms up somewhat when there are no outsiders around.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: His skills include a complete mastery of the martial art known as the Six Powers, assassination, ship-building...and ventriloquism.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: After the Timeskip, he has been promoted to the even more exclusive Cipher Pol 0 and, furthermore, is now (perhaps rightfully) in charge of Spandam.
- Atop a Mountain of Corpses: Gained his reputation for an instance in which he did this. When he was thirteen. Just before being bombarded with cannonfire.
- It's even stated by Franky that has it not have been for Luffy holding Lucci off, he would have killed all of them. Considering that even includes the insanely powerful Zoro and Sanji (who are not that far away from Luffy) really says something about this guy.
- Ax-Crazy: While on the surface Lucci appears stoic and collected, he loves killing people and will purposely worsen a situation to get his fix. When Saint Charlos orders him to kill everyone who opposes him, Lucci looks absolutely giddy with delight; conversely, he's visibly disappointed when the order is rescinded and he's forced to stand down.
- The Vivre Card databook outright confirms that the reason he works for the World Government is because it gives him an outlet to legally satisfy his bloodlust, rather than because he agrees with their ideals.
- Badass Bookworm: Although it was for an undercover mission, he must be a very skilled shipwright to work in Galley-La's best dock. Especially because it took less than 5 years.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Gained a suit to go along with his Nice Hat after The Reveal. When he dons the Badass Longcoat he almost rivals Crocodile in this department.
- Badass Longcoat: Lucci wears a coat, fitting for a secret agent, while on the train to Enies Lobby. His pigeon gets one too.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Excluding his leopard form's claws and teeth, he stands out among other One Piece final villains for this reason. Unlike previous villains (and many that succeed him), Lucci is the only villain able to bring Luffy to near-death without the use of tricks, weapons, or outside help - just sheer skill and physical prowess.
- Beard of Evil: He sports a black goatee. After the timeskip, he's grown it out to where it ends in a ball, resembling the symbol of the World Government.
- Berserk Button: Less noticeable than Kaku, but while most insults he simply ignores, mocking his Devil Fruit will encourage him to attack you.
- Bishōnen Line: Sort of. Lucci can use Life Return to make his large bulky leopaard-man form more proportionate to his thin human form, making him faster and more agile.
- Black-and-White Insanity: The basis of his "Dark Justice" philosophy is that any person or thing that goes against the interests of the World Government not only needs to be destroyed, but is also evil for being that way. Lucci didn't just think the soldiers he killed being taken hostage was inexcusable or that killing Robin was necessary; he honestly thought the soldiers' weakness and Robin's very existence were both unforgivable sins.
- Bloodbath Villain Origin: His first mission as a CP9 agent was given to him when he was only thirteen years old: to save some hostages from pirates. Unfortunately, he killed not only the pirates but all the hostages as well, because they were getting in the way/didn't deserve to live. And he got a nasty-looking scar on his back in the process, which coincidentally looks like the World Government flag.
- Blood Knight: While serving the World Government comes first, Lucci wishes no other reward for his service than the blood of their enemies. He almost never actually smiles unless he's in the middle of battle, and even allows Gonbe and Chimney to trail Spandam's group so that they will lead the Straw Hats right to him.
- The Bus Came Back: Returns in the Reverie arc, where he and the rest of CP-0 guard the World Nobles.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Due to having mastered all of the Six Powers, he's able to use a seventh one: Six King Gun (Rokuogan). It releases a powerful shock-wave, similar to an Impact or Reject Dial, and leaves Lucci tired after its use.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Despite Spandam being their boss and the one responsible for setting off the events of the Enies Lobby arc into motion, he is laughably inferior to his subordinates in terms of competence and skill. Lucci, on the other hand, is the strongest member of the CP9 and the biggest threat to the Straw Hats during their assault on Enies Lobby.
- The Dreaded: He's feared as the most powerful and dangerous member of the strongest CP9 generation in history by far and Marines believe he could actually survive a Buster Call which keep in mind is meant to wipe an area off the map and is headed by a battleship fleet of Vice Admirals. Considering he's been committing hundreds of murders since he was a preteen, this is to be expected.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Lucci is perfectly willing to massacre everyone branded an enemy by the World Government, and directly states that he's going to chase Nico Robin to the ends of the world and eliminate her after he beats Luffy, but brutalizing her when she's a defenseless prisoner is too much even for him, orders or not. Probably why Lucci gets a redemption cover story and Spandam gets a double serving of Fate Worse than Death.
- Exact Words: Lucci promises Robin that if she come with them to Enies Lobby, he will let the Straw Hats leave Water 7 alive. Even when they come after them, Lucci keeps his word and doesn't kill them at first. However, upon reaching Enies Lobby, he goes to kill them, stating to Robin that they have left Water 7 alive as promised and now they are fair game.
- Genius Bruiser: He's quite intelligent and perceptive, on those occasions when he bothered to use his brain.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an enormous scar in the rough shape of the World Government symbol across his back, which obviously symbolizes his dedication to their brutal practices.
- He Who Fights Monsters: His belief in "Dark Justice" makes him just as brutal and violent as the pirates he's supposed to be protecting the world from; Sanji and Franky even lampshade it after seeing Lucci brutally execute Nero for failure, outright declaring the so-called "agent of justice" to be more evil than them.
- The Heavy: While not the main antagonist of the Water 7-Enies Lobby arc, as Spandam is the leader, Rob Lucci is the one who does most of the action and faces directly the Straw Hats, as well as personally opposing Luffy with their opposite views.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Saying he is leagues above Spandam in general competence and skill might be an understatement.
- Jerkass: He's cold, impersonal and humorless to his allies, and utterly ruthless to his enemies.
- Karma Houdini: Anyone who still gets to live after all the vile things Lucci did is the epitome of this.
- Kick the Dog:
- Invoked. He tells Paulie that if The Reveal that his coworkers are WG assassins is too hard to believe, he'll step on Iceburg's face to convince him.
- In the anime, he kicks the defeated and unconscious Wanze aside while walking over to Sanji.
- Knight Templar: Believes in "Dark Justice", which holds that ANYONE who fails to fulfill their duty deserves to die. When he was only 13, he killed 500 soldiers captured by pirates for being too weak. Let's just say that by the end of the arc, he's forced to rethink his position.
- He seems to mellow down somewhat in the CP9 side story, after the government allows Spandam to frame them for failure. He still remains ruthless and brutal enough to terrify the citizens that CP9 save from marauding pirates. But take note that if he still fully believed in Dark Justice, he should have turned himself and the rest of CP9 in. Well, Nice Job Fixing It, Spandam.
- Lean and Mean: He's slim, tall and is an assassin. Averted in his hybrid form, which makes him quite bulky, and even then, he can invoke this trope with Life Return.
- Lightning Bruiser: Invokes this trope, being very tall, massive, and tough in his leopard-man form, yet remaining one of the fastest characters in the series. In a subversion, he must change into a smaller and slimmer variation of this form for maximum speed. Even without his Devil Fruit powers, though, he more than fits the trope thanks to his mastery of the Six Powers.
- A Load of Bull: Wears the bull costume in the Galley-la mansion raid.
- Master of All: Master of all of the Six Powers techniques, while his colleagues tend to specialize in one, albeit not to the exclusion of others. This allows him to also tap into the Six King Gun technique as aforementioned.
- Master of Your Domain: Just like Kumadori, Rob Lucci can use Life Return. He uses it to change his hybrid-form into a smaller, more frail but faster form.
- Meaningful Name: Zigzagged: As pointed out by a fan in an SBS, Lucci sounds like the Italian word "Luci" (Lights), making his name sounds like "Rob/steal the Lights", fitting with his philosophy of Dark Justice. Oda though acknowledged the connection, but admitted he didn't know about it, making this a coincidence.
- Mighty Glacier: While still incredibly fast, Rob Lucci consider his hybrid-form too slow. For this reason, during the fight with Luffy, Lucci uses Life Return to alter his form becoming more frail but much faster.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: It is clear that Lucci sees what a disgusting slime Spandam is, and there are some hints that he doesn't like the things he is commanded to do, but obedience to the World Government, as embodied by its highest-ranking representative, trumps all for him. He draws the line when he feels that his True Companions were betrayed by WG.
- Necessary Evil: Its his motto according to the Vivre Card databook.
- Nice Hat: He wears a black top hat. After being promoted in CP-0, he changes it with a white one.
- Non-Human Sidekick: His pet pigeon Hattori.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: During his first appearance, Lucci had a pretty small quirk in his ventriloquism, making him look like he'd only talk through his pigeon. However, he drops the funny act when he reveals his true colors, and becomes the most serious and somber foe Luffy has battled with yet.
- Not a Game: He says, "This isn't a game. Look sharp! Everyone board the train!" in the localization of the manga when seeing the reception greeting him at the Puffing Tom. He also scolds Kalifa for acting as though the mission is already over.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's one of these as he admits to Spandam. All the talks he gives about justice and serving the World Government is nothing more than lip service. In reality, all he cares about is killing people and he knows serving a corrupt and brutal regime allows him to kill with impunity.Lucci: I don't feel like a toast. Because I'm not interested in status or power.Spandam: What is it you want then?
- Oh, Crap!: Not as over the top as most villains, but his reaction at seeing Luffy stay up after taking his strongest attack for the third time during their fight pretty much tells you he's screwed.
- One-Winged Angel: His leopard-man hybrid form basically serves as this, granting a boost to his already phenomenal strength. Although he's very slightly slower in this form due to its large size.
- Panthera Awesome: Can turn into a leopard man with his devil fruit power.
- Parrot Pet Position: He carries Hattori with him this way, though Hattori knows to fly off before he starts fighting and keeps his distance until it's over.
- Perpetual Frowner: Before The Reveal, he never changed his scowl, much less even spoke. After coming out as a CP9 operative, he does have a slightly wider range of expressions, such as smirking, especially during a fight.
- Power Level: An astonishing 4000, the highest in the history of CP9; and that's just in his human-form.
- Primal Stance: Often has this in his half-leopard form.
- Properly Paranoid: He doesn't let his guard down after securing Robin and Franky and preparing to leave via the Puffing Tom, despite the fact that his enemies should be dead or at least unable to follow him. His caution is prudent, since the Straw Hats are already preparing a rescue attempt for Robin.
- Psycho for Hire: He doesn't actually care about the World Government's ideals or justice. Lucci is just a deranged lunatic who loves killing people, and only serves the government because he can satisfy his bloodlust with impunity.
- Punched Across the Room: Delivers it a few times to Luffy, the first time sending him flying across Water 7 into a narrow crevice of two buildings, in a section of the city thats about to be hit by a mega tsunami. And too many times to count in their rematch at Enies Lobby. Luffy returns the favor twice though: the first time hitting Lucci with his newly unveiled Gear Third attack which would've initially ended the battle if Lucci hadn't gotten lucky enough to land on a Marine warship. And the second time via Luffy's Jet Gatling attack, which, combined with Lucci's already exhausted state, hits so hard and fast that his Iron Body ability fails him on impact and results in Lucci knocked into and through a wall of the building Luffy and he were fighting in. Knocking him out completely in the process.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: After Nero loses to Franky, Lucci comments that he's too weak for the team and tosses Nero overboard.Lucci: Everything about you is a work in progress. CP9 doesn't need you. You're only superhuman if you have the entire Six Powers repertoire down, boy. Kalifa.
Kalifa: Yes, sir.
Lucci: Send a report to the director later. "The new guy was too weak. We couldn't use him."
- Sadistic Choice: When he breaches the Tower of Justice and allows it to flood, knowing that the waters would reach the Straw Hats, he gives Luffy the choice of going to save them (and drowning in the attempt) or fighting him, which would give them a slim chance of survival. Luffy rebuffs him saying they'll survive anyway, and if he goes for them, Lucci would kill them anyway.
- Shaping Your Attacks: One of his Tempest Kick attacks is bird-shaped and named "Victory Bird".
- Shut Up, Kirk!: He asks whether Iceburg's refusal to hand over Pluton's blueprints to the World Government is because he doesn't trust the government, and Iceburg fires back that he doesn't trust human nature. Lucci then kicks Iceburg in the face and warns him to watch his tone, since he's no longer Lucci's boss.
- Slasher Smile: Being a subtle Blood Knight, he gives off a fantastic one in anticipation for his final fight with Luffy.
- The Social Darwinist: A core part of his philosophy: weakness is an unforgivable sin punishable exclusively by death.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Subverted. Though being the first to bring Luffy to the brink of death through sheer brute force, he's actually lower on the algorithm than two previous saga Big Bads Crocodile and Eneru.
- The Stoic: He does not let his emotions get the best of him and is generally calm, unless he's fighting.
- Took a Level in Badass: Not that he isn't badass already, but he becomes even more so after the Time Skip, since he joins CP-0, the strongest Cipher Pol unit.
- Villain Respect: While he does look down on Luffy and considers him incapable of beating him, Lucci does concede that he is a way better leader than Spandam.
- The Voiceless: Subverted. He initially appears as a ventriloquist, "talking" through his pet bird Hattori without talking himself. After The Reveal, he talks normally.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: While not as overt as Smoker or Crocodile, Lucci is the one that make Luffy realize he needs to get stronger and explore the possibilities of his Devil Fruit more, resulting in him learning Gear Second and Gear Third.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: For a ruthless killer, he has a surprisingly poor grasp of the fact that just leaving your targets disabled, trapped, and awaiting excruciating death never works. Justified since sparing the crew is part of the deal he struck with Robin.
- Not justified in-story is the decision to leave Iceburg and Paulie alive, albeit tied up in a burning building. While Iceburg is needed later in the story, there's no reason to refrain from killing Paulie, as Robin's deal only concerned the Straw Hats.
- Why Won't You Die?: Non-verbal example. Lucci's fight with Luffy is one of the most intense in the entire series, and after Lucci hits Luffy with his strongest attack for the third time during their fight. He thinks he has ended it and leaves Luffy to fall...only Luffy doesn't. And when he turns to see Luffy still standing and raring to continue, his expression is clearly wondering this trope.
- You Have Failed Me: Literally kicks Nero off the Sea Train for losing and trying to kill Franky (whom they need alive).
- You Shall Not Pass!: When bringing Robin towards the Gates of Justice, where she'd be executed, Lucci stays behind as the last obstacle to prevent Luffy from saving her, although Luffy manages to help Franky get past Lucci. Luffy is so insistent, Lucci even complains about Straw Hat not giving him the chance to say this in regards to passing through a door behind him to save Robin.
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP), Alex Organ (EN, Funi), Jerry Jewell (EN, Unlimited Adventure)
Age: 23 (Pre-Timeskip), 25 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Ox-Ox Fruit, Model: Giraffe
Originally introduced as one of Galley-La Dock One's foreman, Kaku is revealed to be one of the elite members of Cipher Pol #9, second only to Lucci, and also the youngest one. Has a peculiar, "squared body" and a very long nose, similar to Usopp's. He too can use the Six Powers and is a master of Tempest Kick, to the point that he's developed the Four-Swords Style (Yontoryuu) using two katanas and his legs. He also has eaten the Ox-Ox Fruit (Ushi Ushi no Mi), Model: Giraffe and can turn into a Giraffe-man, but despite his ridiculous appearance, he's still as much powerful and dangerous if not more so.
He's first seen as one of Galley-la Company's best shipwrights, and is the one who tells the Straw Hats that the Going Merry is beyond repair, until he's revealed to be an undercover spy for the World Government. Then he goes to Enies Lobby along with the other undercover agents, where he eats the Ox-Ox Fruit, Model: Giraffe and later fights Zoro. After a long and intense fight, the three-swords swordman wins and Kaku gracefully gives him his key, revealing it's the one that opens Nico Robin's handcuffs.
After the events of Enies Lobby, he's kicked out of CP9 and, with the help of his ex-colleagues, he collects money to heal Lucci and swears revenge on Spandam.
After the time-skip it is revealed that he has become a member of CP-0.
- Actually Pretty Funny: After defeating Kaku, Zoro tells him Paulie's message that he's fired. Kaku wonders what he can do and Zoro jokes that, with his devil fruit, he can always join a zoo, making Kaku chuckle.
- All There in the Manual: It turns out his hobby has always been building ships in bottles, so it's no wonder he is sorry to leave his cover job. According to the Vivre Card materials, as a child, he wanted to grow up to be a shipwright instead of an assassin.
- Animorphism: He can turn into a "were-giraffe" with his Devil Fruit powers.
- Antiquated Linguistics: He speaks in a very formal and old-time sounding person in Japanese. This is carried over into the English dub, using a pretty formal of speaking and even using dated terms (i.e. calling Luffy "champ" and Nami "little lady") and expressions (being back in "two shakes of a lamb's tail.")
- Artistic License Biology: Half the things he does in his fight with Zoro are, in short, not possible for giraffes. Zoro comments on this several times.
- Badass Bookworm: Although it was for an undercover mission, he must be a very skilled shipwright to work in Galley-La's best dock.
- Bare Your Midriff: While transformed his chest grows much larger, resulting in his suit not fitting as well. His Zoan form's bizarre appearance means that this is played for comedy, rather than fanservice, though - there aren't many things funnier than a strangely rectangular giraffe-man, but a strangely rectangular giraffe-man trying and failing to wear a business suit is one of them.
- Becoming the Mask: His flashback to his career as a carpenter after being beaten by Zoro, showed that at least he of all the CP9 had some regrets.
- Berserk Button: Don't laugh at him too much or mock giraffes.
- Brutal Honesty: Although he's sorry to say that, he bluntly tells the Straw Hats that the Going Merry cannot be repaired, and later chides Usopp for not listening to his advice.
- The Bus Came Back: Reappears in the Reverie arc as a member of CP-0, who are guarding the World Nobles.
- Calling Your Attacks: Even if sometimes he actually invents the name for the attack on the spot. See ''Pasta Machine''.
- The Comically Serious: His complete seriousness about his silly, but still powerful, Devil's Fruit is quite amusing.
- The Dragon: To Lucci's quasi Big Bad and/or Dragon-in-Chief role to Spandam.
- Dual Wielding: He uses shirasaya swords along with the Razor Wind from his legs, which he says makes him a wielder of "four sword" style.
- Empowered Badass Normal: When we first see him in Water Seven he's already quite powerful, then he and Kalifa both eat Devil Fruits Spandam give them during Enies Lobby.
- Fingerpoke Of Doom: A particular example, Kaku can do use Finger Pistol even with his squared nose.
- Foreshadowing: He hints at being a Cipher Pol agent on two occasions.
- The first is when he warns Lulu not to recklessly accuse the government about being behind the assassination attempt on Iceberg. Considering that he knows that Blueno staged the attempt with Nico Robin's unwilling help to frame the Straw Hats, it's likely that he said this to get Lulu to back off.
- The second is during the fight at the shipyards, when he drops his affability and coldly reminds Luffy that as a pirate, he's outside the protection of the law.
- Gag Nose: Has a long squared nose. The Straw-hats compared his to Usopp's (which is slightly longer). It becomes even bigger in his half-giraffe form and is so hard it can pierce stones!
- Genial Giraffe: Downplayed. Kaku is the nicest member of CP9, but remains an agent of the corrupted World Goernment who gains the power to become a giraffe.
- Genius Bruiser: While he's an undercover assassin, his shipwrighting skills are legitimate and confirms to Zoro that assessment of the Going Merry was accurate.
- Graceful Loser: Kaku freely offers his key to Zoro after his defeat and chuckles at his joke.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Having the power of turning into a giraffe doesn't sound very cool, and Jabra and Zoro laugh at Kaku's transformation, but he's able to make a good use of his Devil Fruit by combining it with his fighting techniques: he can make razor winds with his hooves strong enough to slice a building in half, contract his neck to then stretch it and pierce stone with his nose and can shorten his neck to stretch his limbs and fight normally. It's all stuff normal giraffes couldn't do, but the result is very entertaining.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Unlike Kalifa, Kaku initially has trouble over his new Zoan transformations and turns into a full giraffe during his battle with Zoro on his first try when he's trying to go to hybrid form and discovering new abilities on the fly. Subverted because he is remarkably quick to adapt to them.
- Lightning Bruiser: Is even nicknamed Yamakaze (Mountain wind) for his great speed.
- Meaningful Name: Kaku means "squared", referencing his peculiar squared nose.
- Mercy Kill: Kaku releases the Going Merry during the Aqua Laguna because it's broken beyond repair, and thinks there's no reason to keep it since it cannot roam anymore. This act brings Usopp to tears, but Kaku considers it his last action as a shipwright before he drops the act.
- Minion with an F in Evil: Unlike Lucci, Califa and Blueno, whose initial personalities are a facade, Kaku is genuinely a nice and friendly guy and takes his job as a shipwright seriously, but he's one of the best assassins of the corrupted World Government. Even as he's fighting the Straw Hats, Kaku never outright antagonizes them, as much as he's simply doing his job.
- Nice Guy: Despite being an antagonist and member of a team of assassins, Kaku's nice and friendly personality isn't just part of his act, and never shows a moment of cruelty or sadism.
- Nice Hat: Always wears a baseball cap of some sort, which remains in his giraffe form as well.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Thanks to Kaku releasing the Going Merry from its holding dock at Water 7, something he considers his last action as a shipwright, the ship roams to Enies Lobby and saves the Straw Hats during the Buster Call.
- Noodle People: Or noodle giraffe-man, with his "Pasta Machine" Technique. By forcing the mass of his giraffe neck down into his body, his arms and legs become much longer than normal but keep the same width, appearing very slim. This form is especially useful for a master of Tempest Kick, as longer legs mean stronger Razor Wind.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Everyone finds his giraffe powers hilarious. Even his "comrade" Jabra can't take him seriously. But then he proves that he can still kick major ass by holding his own well against Zoro (and causing him quite some trouble, even).
- Person of Mass Destruction: He cuts the Tower of Justice in half in a fit of rage with Razor Wind Amanedachi.
- Power Level: The second highest of CP9 at 2200. Slightly above Jabra.
- Punch-Clock Villain: The only reason he's labeled as a villain is because he's a CP9's assassin. Otherwise, he's a pretty nice guy.
- Punny Name: His attacks are mainly puns on the various combinations of "kaku" and kirin (giraffe). E.g.: Kama Kirin refers to Kamakiri (the mantis) and the giraffe.
- Razor Wind: A real master of Tempest Kick (Rankyaku), they can be a small shower of blades, a drill-like attack, a shuriken-shaped blast, and even a giant circular slice.
- Red Baron: Because of his habit of running and jumping from great heights while undercover at Galley-la, the people of Water 7 calls him "the Mountain Wind".
- Reverse Grip: Kaku holds his katana backward.
- Running Gag: He's often mistaken for Usopp because of his long squared nose. And he's constantly mocked as a giraffe.
- Serious Business: His obsession with giraffes lead him saying the following in complete deadpan.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and Jabra do not work well together when they team up to fight Zoro and Usopp. The fact that Zoro and Usopp survive as long as they do while cuffed together is largely due to Jabra and Kaku getting in each other's way.
- Token Good Teammate: Unlike the other members of CP9 Kaku is genuinely a nice person and is only antagonistic toward the Straw Hats because it's his job. This trope becomes more prominent as a member of CP-0 where, unlike the other members who physically fought Sai and Leo who were trying to prevent Charlos from taking Shirahoshi as a slave, Kaku just tries talking them down instead.
- Underestimating Badassery: Averted. He's the only member of CP9 that doesn't attribute Blueno's loss to Luffy to Blueno being out of shape.
- Verbal Tic: Often ends his sentences with "-ja".
- Wham Line:Kaku: I'm going to give it to you straight. Your ship...can't be fixed! Not even with our skills.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Zoro to be one.
Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Phil Parsons (EN)
Debut: Chapter 375 (Manga), Episode 264 (Anime)
Age: 35 (Pre-Timeskip), 37 (Post-Timeskip)
Devil Fruit: Dog-Dog Fruit, Model: Wolf
One of the elite members of the Cipher Pol #9 and the third strongest (being slightly weaker than Kaku). He's able to use all 6 of the Six Powers techniques and, in particular, is a master of Iron Body, using the Iron Body Kung Fu fighting style (being able to attack while maintaining his high defenses). He has eaten the Dog-Dog Fruit (Inu Inu no Mi), Model: Wolf and can turn into a wolf-man.
Along with the others, he's also expelled from the CP9 after the events of Enies Lobby.
- Animorphism: His devil fruit gives him the ability to turn into a human-wolf hybrid.
- Badass Beard: Has a small beard and is one of CP9's strongest assassins.
- Badass Mustache: Sports a Fu Manchu mustache and is a member of CP9.
- Blatant Lies: Trying to catch Sanji off guard, Jabra hands him his key, telling him that Nico Robin is actually his long lost sister and he wants her to be saved. Sanji doesn't buy it and promptly deceives him back. He also claims that Sanji kicks are worthless despite thinking that they're nearly overpowering his Iron Body.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Very loud and proud of his fighting ability. Could also be a way to cope with the fact Lucci and Kaku are physically stronger than he is.
- Braids of Action: His hair is tied in a braid that goes below his waist.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Probably the best example of the bunch. Despite his weird superstitions and obvious lies, he's arguably the most professional member of the group, because he grasps the simple concept that assassins are supposed to kill people as fast and effectively as possible.
- Combat Pragmatism: Jabra can be a real bastard in combat, is proud of using sneak attacks and has no qualms about attacking weak and/or injured foes.
- Fairy Tale Motifs: While hunting his preys, Jabra fancies himself as The Big Bad Wolf, and he even resorts lies to get what he wants, such as telling Sanji that Robin is actually his lost sister. In fact, when he claims he's Robin's long lost brother in the anime, she's portrayed as Little Red Riding Hood herself.
- Heartbroken Badass: He's in a grouchy mood when he's introduced because his girlfriend just dumped him in hopes of getting together with his rival Lucci.
- Logical Weakness: The Iron Body defensive technique comes from hardening the user's muscles and he can use it without the cons of being unable to move but, as Sanji demonstrates, this means it doesn't do anything to protect him from extreme heat.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Combined with Predators Are Mean. When someone eats a Zoan type devil fruit, with a predator, it brings feral instincts. For this reason, in his hybrid form, Jabra likes to play with his prey.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: With his devil fruit, he can literally turn into a big human-wolf. Also a full wolf, which has yet to be seen.
- Pet the Dog: In spite of his cruel behavior, he and Kaku agree to use their key to release Zoro and Usopp from their Seastone manacles if the keys match, so that they can have an honest fight. Unfortunately, the keys don't match the shackles.
- Power Level: Of 2180, making him, much to his anger, slightly weaker than Kaku and much weaker than Lucci. Though he's still on another level compared to the other members.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Lucci's blue. The two are rivals (emphasized by their feline and canine Animal Motifs) and Lucci is calm and resolute, while Jabra is short-tempered and petty.
- Alternatively: where Lucci is a sadistic Blood Knight who drags things out for fun and has no visible interests or hobbies outside combat, Jabra is a Combat Pragmatist who specializes in a defensive technique (despite his devil fruit giving him no less nasty fangs and claws than Lucci), suggests Boring, but Practical tactics when on the job, and - unique among all of CP9 - is mentioned to have an actual social life with other staff members on Enies Lobby.
- The Rival: He fancies himself as a rival of Lucci's, the latter of whom somewhat reciprocates the feeling. Their Devil Fruit abilities emphasize it with a Cat/Dog Dichotomy. However, Jabra is not happy to learn that Lucci has gotten much stronger than him, but while it's implied that Lucci was stronger than Jabra before leaving on the Water 7 mission, it's unclear how much the gap has changed between then and Lucci's return to Enies Lobby.
- Savage Wolf: Thanks to his devil fruit, Jabra is a werewolf hitman, but the savage part is Subverted. He tries to kill his marks as quickly and painlessly as possible. His reasoning is that if someone has to die, there's no reason for them to suffer before hand. Ultimately Double Subverted because in his hybrid form, which expands the user's feral instincts, he mocks his helpless preys and likes to play with them.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Storm Leg Lupus Fall has him sending out four masses of Razor Wind in the shape of wolves.
- Signature Laugh: His laugh it's Gyaaaa ha ha ha ha!
- Spell My Name with an "S": Jabra or Jabura.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and Kaku do not work well together when they team up to fight Zoro and Usopp. The fact that Zoro and Usopp survive as long as they do while cuffed together is largely due to Jabra and Kaku getting in each other's way.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He does wear the typical CP9 suit but not the shirt, leaving his ripped body exposed.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: When Blueno is fighting Luffy, and the latter is still alone, Jabra is the one who suggests that all of the agents should just dogpile Luffy and take his head already. Of course Spandam refuses (because he wants them as close as possible to protect him) and it becomes a series of one-on-one matches.
Voiced by: Naomi Shindo (JP), Shelley Calene-Black (EN)
Age: 25 (Pre-Timeskip), 27 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Bubble-Bubble Fruit
The only female member of the Cipher Pol #9 and the physically weakest member (not counting Spandam, who's even weaker than an average Marine soldier). She infiltrated the Galley-La company as Iceburg's secretary for five years. After going to Enies Lobby, she eats the Bubble-Bubble Fruit (Awa Awa no Mi) which grants her the power to create and manipulate soap.
- Badass Bookworm: Even if you are working undercover, you've got to be pretty smart to be Iceburg's trusted secretary for five years.
- The Baroness: Sexpot variation. She's young and very attractive (not even Nami is immune), and is not shy about using her appeal during a fight, especially against Sanji. This is despite her Running Gag of accusing Spandam of sexual harassment for everything.
- Bathtub Scene: Right before they fight, she incapacitates Nami with her powers and then proceeds to make her wait there while she takes a whole bath and gets dressed. Considering her soap-powers though, it seems like she had to squeeze a bath scene in somehow though, right?
- Bubble Gun: She has the power of the Bubble-Bubble Fruit, letting her create bubbles and soap with many different effects.
- Catchphrase: Kalifa is quick to call anything sexual harassment. In Spandam's case, even his mere existence.
- Clothing Damage: After being defeated by Nami, she rips her top to shreds to recover her key, as Franky gives her a thumbs up. In the miniadventures she has to use Jabra's jacket to cover herself.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Even putting aside the random declarations of "sexual harassment", Kalifa is a bit of a space-case, to the point where she thought that Chopper in his monster form was Nami.
- Curbstomp Battle: Her battle with Sanji is completely one-sided because the latter refuses to attack women.
- Dark Chick: Kalifa is the only female member of a team of assassins working for the World Government and has a vicious and sensual fighting style.
- Designated Girl Fight: Double Subverted. Kalifa is the only woman of CP9 but she fights Sanji, however, after quickly defeating him, Nami comes to fight her.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Possibly. Otherwise, in the bowling game she wasn't content with getting a strike, but launching the ball through the wall.
- Empowered Badass Normal: She's already a member of the strongest Cipher Pol excluding Cipher Pol Zero, then she eats a devil fruit.
- Even the Girls Want Her: Nami briefly starts ogling Kalifa before realizing what she's doing.
- Gainaxing: Averted according to an SBS: due to Iron Body's hardening properties, her breasts won't bounce at all.
- Generation Xerox: Her father Laskey was a member of CP9 like her.
- Groin Attack: Not afraid to kick Sanji's privates in their fight and mock him about it.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Who would want the power to create and manipulate soap and bubbles? Well, turns out you can "clean" someone's power (thus draining their energy), turn your opponents into helpless, slippery soap-people, create surprisingly effective shields of soap, and create huge waves of soap to assist in said power washing.
- Irony: She accuses Spandam of "sexual harassment" for pretty much anything (up to and including his mere existence), but the main application of her powers requires her to literally rub all over her opponent's body against their wishes. Played for Laughs, of course.
- Kick Chick: Has long, fishnet-covered legs and she mostly fights with kicks and Tempest Kicks, when not using her powers. The only offensive attacks not performed with her legs is Finger Pistol.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's got One Piece's standard Impossible Hourglass Figure and even gains powers (foam that turn bodies slippery) that enhance the fanservice.
- Power Level: Of 630, making her the physically weakest member excluding Spandam.
- Sexy Secretary: Kalifa is Iceburg's secretary and a very attractive woman complete with Sexy Spectacles, even if a bit quirky, until she's revealed to be an undercover agent of CP9.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of CP9.
- Stocking Filler: Kalifa wears a pair of fishnet stockings in her CP9 uniform.
- Tears of Joy: Kalifa cries of happines when Iceberg awakens after the assassination attempt, but it later turns out to be an act.
- Tsundere: Kalifa is shown to be harsh, though the "dere" side is still pretty cold and in the end it turns out it was an act.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: Keeps the key to Zoro and Sogeking's shackles in her cleavage.
- Water Is Womanly: The only female in CP9 has the Bubble-Bubble Fruit, and is a beautiful, seductive woman.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Water can easily dispel away the effects of her devil fruits. But she's usually savvy enough to avoid it.
- Whip It Good: Before eating her devil fruit, she used to fight with a spiked whip, as seen during the battle in Iceburg's mansion. She can use it to restrain prisoners and even catch hold of the third car of the Puffing Tom after Sanji detaches the car.
Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP), Mark Fickert (EN), Bob Carter (EN, Unlimited Adventure)
Age: 30 (Pre-Timeskip), 32 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 325 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Door-Door Fruit
Another one of CP9's members who infiltrated Water 7, but didn't join Galley-La Company. Instead, he disguised himself as a bartender until he and his teammates found Pluton's blueprints. During the Enies Lobby arc, he faces Luffy and becomes the guinea pig for Gear Second's first use, thus he's the first member of CP9 defeated.
He's a Six Powers master and has some of the stronger Iron Body techniques among the CP9, but he's not able to move freely like Jabra; instead, he uses a technique called Wheel. He also has eaten the Door-Door Fruit (Doa Doa no Mi), which gives him the ability to open a door anywhere he wants; on walls, inside a person, and even in the air, essentially giving him the ability to create a Pocket Dimension.
- The Bartender: He takes the role of a bar owner to gather information in Water 7 and gets on good terms with Kokoro. The fact he that has taken such an inactive role, however, ends up making him weaker in combat.
- Bears Are Bad News: He wears the bear mask during the CP9 raid on Galley-La, as well as the initial assassination attempt on Iceburg.
- Big Damn Villains: While not exactly a villain anymore after Enies Lobby's arc, he's the one who saves his mates from the Buster Call using his devil fruit.
- Blunt "Yes": After explaining how the Buster Call traumatized Robin, and that the threat of it being used against her friends caused Robin to despair, Sanji asks if CP9 knowingly used that trauma to force Robin to surrender. Blueno stoically and unapologetically says, "Of course we did."
- Evil Sounds Deep: Blueno has a very deep voice and is an assassin that works for a corrupted government.
- Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy: Downplayed. Blueno gives terse explanations of what the Six Powers do during his brief fight with Luffy in Iceburg's room. Meanwhile, Kalifa explains Tempest Kick and Kaku explains Finger Pistol to Zoro.
- Genius Bruiser: Very intelligent and cunning, able to use his tricky Devil Fruit in many clever ways and, thanks to the Six Powers, he can be very fast, strong, and tough as well.
- Hannibal Lecture: Delivers a calm and lengthy speech to Luffy when they confront each other on the roof of the tribunal, telling him what's in store for he and his crew now that they have challenged the World Government. Too bad for him, a Curb-Stomp Battle follows.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Blueno's Door-Door Fruit (Doa Doa no Mi) powers lack destructive capabilities, but can do wonders in his hands (turning anything into a door, effectively allowing the user to walk through walls). They're actually useful for the kind of stealthy black ops work CP9 usually does, but don't seem very effective in a straight up combat scenario... and then Blueno starts using them to teleport by opening doors in reality, or turning his opponent's body parts into spinning doors.
- Horned Hairdo: To go with his bull's Animal Motif, Blueno's hair is done to look like a pair of steer horns.
- Mister Exposition: He's the one who gives a thumbnail of Robin's background to Sanji, Franky, and Us... err, Sogeking. The sheer calmness with which he describes the Buster Call and the trauma it gave Robin makes Sanji completely explode."How fucking rotten can you people get?!"
- Open and Shut: Blueno's Devil Fruit ability can open a door anywhere, allowing him to pass through walls, or turn people's body parts into spinning doors. He can even make a door in the air, called "Air Door", that leads into a Pocket Dimension.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Blueno's name could also be written as "Bruno," a real-world name, or "Bullno," reflecting his animal theme, but is spelled "Blueno" on the sign outside his bar.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: He's the first enemy Luffy faces in Enies Lobby (Marine Mooks notwithstanding) and has a level of Doriki much lower than that of Lucci (820 and 4000 respectively), the Arc's strongest enemy.
- Spectacular Spinning: His Iron Body Smash attack has him propelling himself towards the enemy with arms and legs stretched, activating Iron Body as he wheels sideways towards the enemy to crush him with his hardened body. He can also turn part of an enemy in a spinning door to confuse them.
- The Stoic: Even moreso than Lucci. He takes no visible pleasure in thrashing his enemies or seeing a job well-done; outside of his cover-role he barely even smiles (except when he thinks his Iron Body successfully tanked Luffy's Jet Bazooka... about two seconds before he keels over after all).
- Worf Had the Flu: Blueno skilled with Iron Body and he's defeated to show how strong Luffy is in Gear Second. However, his teammates note that the fight might not have been nearly as one-sided had Blueno not spent five years in a noncombatant cover identity.
Voiced by: Hiroaki Yoshida (JP), Andrew Love (EN)
Age: 34 (Pre-Timeskip), 36 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 375 (Manga), Episode 264 (Anime)
One of the elite members of CP9, who doesn't infiltrate the Galley-La Company, and is introduced only after the events of Water 7. He's the largest among the group along with Fukuro (not counting hybrid-forms), standing at roughly 8 feet tall, and arguably the most eccentric with a very large presence. Has long pink hair and white make-up on his face, plus black lines around his eyes and mouth. He's a master of the Six Powers, but doesn't excel in any specific type, nor has he eaten a Devil Fruit, so he resorts to fighting using a staff (Khakkhara) in combination with the Six Powers.
He can also use Life Return (Seimen Kikan), which gives him full dominion over his body (he mainly uses it to make his hair prehensile).
- Alas, Poor Villain: Sure, he may be an assassin, but he's the funniest CP9 agent and the one who receives the worst beatdown.
- Badass Normal: Along with Fukuro, he's the only one who doesn't have any devil fruit power.
- Berserk Button: Doesn't like it when someone doesn't get his lion Animal Motif, especially if it's mistaken for another less magnificent animal (such as the octopus).
- Beware the Silly Ones: Despite his eccentricities, he nearly kills Nami when she takes his key, and would have defeated and killed Chopper if the latter hadn't resorted to using Monster Point.
- Big Eater: After being locked in a giant fridge he opens a way out after eating all the food. Thanks to Life Return, he can digest and assimilate everything in seconds, though.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's VERY loud and proud of his abilities.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: At first, the fight between Kumadori and Chopper is somewhat balanced, with the assassin having the edge. Then Chopper eats the third rumble ball...
- Emotional Bruiser: Kumadori doesn't stop mourning for his mother even during a fight.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He's very fond of his mother, who he believes dead. Though Oda reveals she's actually alive.
- Eyes Always Shut: Well, at least the right eye. In his youth, instead, he kept his left eye closed.
- Gonk: Has a very goofy appeareance which goes along with his personality.
- It's All My Fault: He takes all the blame for everything, even when it has nothing to do with him, and then suggests committing seppuku to cleanse himself.
- Large Ham: Kumadori doesn't simply have make-up like a kabuki actor, he also uses the same poses and mannerisms.
- Laughably Evil: It's easy to forget that this guy is a skilled assassin despite his silly personality.
- Meaningful Name: Kumadori is the face paint used by Kabuki actors.
- Master of Your Domain: Life Return gives him full control of his body, allowing him to accelerate his metabolism and move his hair, for example.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Chopper's monster form gives Kumadori a complete beatdown while the latter can't even fight back.
- Playing with Fire: Kumadori can ignite his staff, probably using friction, and then use it to shoot fireballs.
- Power Level: Has a Doriki of 810.
- Prehensile Hair: With Life Return, he can freely control his long hair, and even give it the shapes of fingers to use multiple Finger Pistols.
- Rapunzel Hair: Kumadori has a very long mane, which he compares to that of a lion.
- Real Men Don't Cry: Kumadori believe that men shouldn't cry and feel fear. For this reason he doesn't retreat and faces Chopper's monster form despite knowing he has no chance.
- Scars Are Forever: During CP9's miniadventures, he's revealed to have two larger scars on his torso and a couple of smaller ones on his left arm.
- Simple Staff: Kumadori uses a Khakkara (a staff commonly used by monks) in combat. He can also set the tips on fire.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Despite being the loudest member of the CP9 (And possibly the loudest guy on Enies Lobby period), he manages to sneak on Nami and grab her in a corridor. He's an assassin after all.
- Suicide as Comedy: He constantly tries to commit harakiri, only to instinctively activate Iron Body and save his life. And then he thanks his mother in heaven (when she's really alive and well) for having saved his life.
- Temporary Bulk Change: After emptying a fridge he suddenly gets fat but, thanks to Life Return, he immediately digests all the calories.
- Tentacle Rope: Using his "Hair Bind" (kamishibari) he can use his hair to bind and restrict people so that he can impale them with his staff. Both Nami and Chopper almost fell victim to it.
- Warrior Poet: Found of spouting haiku-sounding speeches in combat, especially as he's about to deliver the coup-de-grace to his victims.
- Would Hit a Girl: Kumadori is a skilled assassin who shows no hesitation trying to impale Nami with his staff and would've succeeded in his second attempt had it not been for Chopper's intervention.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kumadori's hair is light pink like those of a Kabuki actor.
Voiced by: Fumiko Watanabe (JP), Alexis Tipton (EN)
Age: 29 (Pre-Timeskip), 31 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: June 29th
Debut: Chapter 375 (Manga), Episode 264 (Anime)
One of the last-seen members of CP9 introduced, since he doesn't participate in Water 7's infiltration. He's a big, round man (literally) with a zipper for a mouth. Ironically, he has a bad habit of saying too much, and this often causes trouble to his fellow members, especially during stealth missions. He doesn't have any Devil Fruit power but is a master of the Six Powers, like any CP9 member, and is a master in the Shave technique, using stealth attacks. He's also been a black belt since he was a kid.
At Enies Lobby, he tells the Straw Hats that every member has a copy of the key for Nico Robin's handcuffs and faces Franky, who defeats him after a long match. Later he's kicked out of CP9 along with his fellow members.
- Acrofatic: Fukuro can move very fast even with his stocky, bag-like body. He's also a master of the Shave technique.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: He can measure the Doriki of anyone who hits him, and resembles a punching bag.
- Badass Normal: Along with Kumadori, he's the only member without any Devil Fruit power.
- Fat Bastard: Fukuro pretty much looks like a big walking, talking pouch and is an assassin working under the corrupt World Government. This is later downplayed after he, along with the rest of CP9, becomes more of an Anti-Villain.
- Gonk: He has inhuman body proportions and face.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Fukuro uses a variant of the Finger Pistol called Solid Beast (Jugon), which is basically a bullet-speed punch.
- Gossipy Hens: Fukuro likes to gossip about a lot of things to people in Enies Lobby, notably about his friends' secrets, like Jabra's being dumped by his girlfriend.
- He Knows Too Much: It is said that Fukuro often causes this, like in a mission where they had to kill an additional 20 people instead of only the 3 targets.
- I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: Good God, Fukuro. He reveals the Straw Hats that every single member of CP9 has a copy of the key that opens Nico Robin's handcuffs, and that only one copy is the real one.
- Loose Lips: Ironically, for a guy with a zipper for a mouth (although it was probably put for this very reason), Fukuro has the bad habit to nonchalantly reveal secrets. Jabra himself wonders what purpose the zipper has if Fukuro keeps revealing secrets regardless.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "owl", which goes with his Animal Motif.
- Mouth Stitched Shut: Kind of, he has a zipper for a mouth but, as you can guess from the other tropes listed, it doesn't do much.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He's the one who greets the Straw Hats once they arrive in the palace of justice and immediately reveals how to free Nico Robin.
- No-Neck Chump: Fukuro's body is completely round and doesn't appear to have a neck. It helps him look more like an owl.
- Power Level: He has the ability to measure the Doriki of everyone who punches him. He himself has a Doriki of 800. How he managed to measure himself is a mystery.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Owl Strike (Fukuro Dataki) which is a flurry of punches while running around his opponent. In the anime, it's depicted as a Doppelgänger Spin, probably by using Shave.
- Stout Strength: Fukurou has a very wide body and some strong-hitting techniques.
- Verbal Tic: He often says the word Chapapa.
- Vocal Dissonance: Fukuro is big and round but has the voice of a small child.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.
Nero "the Sea Weasel"
Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (JP), Todd Haberkorn (EN)
Debut: Chapter 367 (Manga), Episode 257 (Anime)
The newest recruit of CP9, a pale and slim man with many jewels on his body. Unlike the other members, he can't use Finger Pistol or Iron Body, and relies on his guns. He helps escort Nico Robin on the Puffing Tom, where he fights and is defeated by Franky. For his loss, Rob Lucci pierces him and throws him off the train. He has not been seen since then.
- Combat Pragmatist: Nero does not know how to use Shingan yet, and compensates by using actual pistols.
- Fragile Speedster: Nero can't use Finger Pistol and Iron Body (and thus is frail), so he mostly relies on Hit-and-Run Tactics. Franky defeats him by pinning him down and delivering a strong blow to him.
- Incompletely Trained: Nero doesn't have the ability to use Finger Pistol or Iron Body, thus meaning he has difficulty piercing Franky's defenses or withstanding his attacks, and has to use actual pistols to compensate. It makes him the weakest member of the team (not counting Spandam) and Lucci dismisses him as "a work in progress."
- Meaningful Name: Nero means 'black' in Italian, which is fitting due to his dark clothes and sinister appearance.
- Nice Hat: A black hat with big feathers.
- Sixth Ranger: Nero is the group's newest member, hasn't fully mastered the Six Powers yet, and is the only one to not fit among the group's True Companions.
- Smug Snake: Nero is very confident in his abilities but he's nothing compared to his fellow CP9 members.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: He's far weaker than the other CP9 agents, and is also fought much earlier.
- Uncertain Doom: Lucci stabs him with a Finger Pistol and kicks him off the Puffing Tom, into the sea, after he loses to Franky. Not to mention one of the biggest annual storms in the world, the Aqua Laguna, was raging on at the time. Hence, it's unknown if he survived or not.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's introduced, loses to Franky, and then Lucci disposes of him in the span of few chapters.
- Wicked Weasel: His Animal Motif is the weasel, as shown by his lean body and whiskers. Ironically, by all indications he's much more idealistic than most of CP9, getting tricked by Franky multiple times and thinking his senior agents would give a single damn about him.
- You Have Failed Me: The other members don't care much about him, and when he loses to Franky, they quickly throw him in the sea.
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka(JP) Christopher Corey Smith (EN)
Debut: Chapter 392(Manga) Episode 275(anime)
The director of CP9 at the time of Ohara's destruction 20 years before the start of the story, and Spandam's father.
- Beard of Evil: He has a beard after the Time Skip, and he's a ruthless government official.
- Dirty Coward: He's somewhat less heinously cowardly than his son, but he panics when Olvia shoots him through the jacket sleeve.
- Even Evil Has Standards: While he's willing to kill all the scholars, he's shocked when the Buster Call ships begin firing on Ohara while he and his men are on the island.
- Generation Xerox: Like his son Spandam, he's a weak and cowardly jerkass of a CP9 director. Spandine hunted down Nico Olvia after Kuzan helped her break out of prison, while Spandam helps capture Nico Robin.
- Jerkass: Like father, like son. He's self-absorbed and merciless to the people of Ohara.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: When Olvia shoots him through his jacket sleeve, he panics and thinks he's about to die.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He prevents Robin from boarding the evacuation ship due to not wanting her to get away, and ends up saving her life when Akainu destroys the ship.
- Non-Action Guy: Unlike his son, he doesn't even have a Cool Sword like Funkfreed. He would have been at the mercy of Olvia, an untrained scholar with a rifle, without his men to back him up.
- Would Hit a Girl: He has his subordinates rough up Olvia while arresting her. A young Robin is appalled to see them treating a woman that way, even before realizing that the woman in question is her mother.
- Would Hurt a Child: He reports an eight-year-old Robin to the evacuation ship to ensure that she won't get on it, and puts a 79 million berry bounty on her, thereby ruining her life and causing her to be pursued by the Marines.
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (JP), Josh Grelle (EN)
Debut: Chapter 367 (Manga), Episode 257 (Anime)
A member of CP7 and a cook who makes ramen noodles. He's one of the Cipher Pol agents who try to stop the Straw Hats on the Sea Train.
- Abnormal Ammo: With his Ramen Kenpo, he shoots ramen noodles...from his nose.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Wanze is easily one of the series' most ridiculous characters in design or personality (which is saying something), enough to shock even Sanji, Usopp and Franky. Sanji later learns that he's still a dangerous government agent.
- The Cameo: Makes an out of nowhere appearance in the non-canon Film Gold, being interrupted as he attempts to propose to his girlfriend by a falling Luffy.
- Chef of Iron: Wanze uses ramen in battle by shooting ramen needles from his nose and builds a suit of armor made of ramen. Sanji gets pissed off at him because he's pretty much wasting food.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Whether he's trolling or not, Wanze is one of the most insane characters in the series. The first thing he does is show Sanji, Usopp and Franky his noodles recipe: he mixes the flour with his saliva and then the noodles comes out of his nose. The latter three are utterly freaked by his behavior.
- Cordon Bleugh Chef: Wanze makes ramen by mixing the flour in his mouth with his saliva and then the noodles come out of his nose, then he even tries to offer it to Sanji, Franky and Usopp.
- Evil Chef: Wanze is part of the black ops group CP7 and their chef. He also fights with his expertise - manipulating noodles and, failing that, using a big poisoned knife.
- Gonk: He has a perpetually smiling face and a very wide mouth. Sanji briefly turns him into a Bishōnen by kicking him in the face, and later brings him back to normal with one last kick.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Sanji demolishes his Noodle Suit by chopping the arms and armor to shreds with Wanze's own kitchen knives.
- Hypocritical Humor: When Sanji uses Wanze's own knives to cut up his noodle armor, he claims that his knives are kitchen tool not made to be used by delinquents. As soon as Sanji puts them back after removing the armor, noting that no real chef would use kitchen knives to hurt people, Wanze quickly throws a whole set of them at Sanji.
- I Am Not Pretty: Inverted; Wanze is a gonky bastard, but he thinks of himself as "handsome" and "lovely". When Sanji's kicks transform him into a Bishōnen, he freaks, claiming that Sanji has deformed him and stolen his good looks.
- Improbable Weapon User: Wanze is a cook agents who fights with an armor made of noodles and can even shot noodles out of his nose.
- Kick the Dog: He badmouths Robin as a serial liar, and claims that she's manipulating the Straw Hats. This, along with using food as a weapon and calling himself a chef, earns him Sanji's wrath.
- Oblivious to His Own Description: When Sanji prepares to face him and describes him as a grinning moron, Wanze looks behind him as to see whom he was referring to, much to Sanji's wrath.
- Perpetual Smiler: Wanze always smiles even when he's distressed, which confuses Sanji to no end. The latter ends up Parage Shot'd Wanze so he can emote better.
- Poisoned Weapons: When Wanze is truly pissed off and realizes his noodles aren't much effective, he brings out a big poisoned knife to fight Sanji.
- Powered Armor: Fights with a combat suit made of noodles. Surprisingly effective too, as attacking enemy limbs tend to get stucked between the noodles.
- Motor Mouth: Wanze is constantly rambling and chatting at a hundred miles an hour as he explains to Sanji, Usopp and Franky his noodles recipe. Even when he's fighting, Wanze just doesn't shut up.
- Too Much Information: When Sanji, Usopp and Franky first encounter him, he mentions that the key to his cooking success is because his nose hairs crisscross, forming a grid pattern that is essential to his "force raw dough out through his nose to form it into noodles" style of so-called cooking.
- Troll: When Usopp is in disbelief at the idea of Ramen Kenpo, Wanze mockingly repeats his words. Franky nearly shoots him in the head and is unnerved by Wanze's expression not changing at all, but gets irritated when Wanze says his heart almost jumped out. Sanji holds them back and tells them to not take the bait, only to be provoked too when Wanze looks away while he's talking to him.
Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi (JP), Wilbur Penn (EN)
Debut: Chapter 362 (Manga), Episode 253 (Anime)
A member of CP6 found in the Puffing Tom when Sanji invaded. He is a boxing champion from Karate Island in South Blue.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Well, not so much of a badass, although you must be pretty strong to be a member of CP6, but his suit is quite nice and elegant.
- Boxing Battler: A boxing champion from Karate Island in South Blue. He briefly goes after Sanji the kicker...and the latter wins without much effort. He also tries to dropkick Sanji, who calls him out on using a move that's not part of boxing.
- Fantastic Fighting Style: Since he's very tall, to fight in cramped spaces he adopts a Yoga-Boxing style so that his movements aren't hindered. Sanji comments how stupid it sounds and looks.
- He Was Right There All Along: When Sanji enters the train car, he doesn't notice him, only to reveal that, because of his height, Jerry is cramped against the floor and the door Sanji just crossed is between his legs. Then he reveals himself as he coughs for Sanji's smoke getting in his face.
- Lean and Mean: He's an agent working for the World Government and he's so tall he has to twist his legs in order to fit in a train car.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He might be considered the boxing champion on Karate Island, but against Sanji, he lasts less than a chapter.