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An island within the New World and one of the Twenty Kingdoms of the World Government. The country is famed for its colosseum, flower fields, food, living toys, and passionate women. There is also the myth of "fairies" that live in the country and take people's belongings. Dressrosa was previously ruled by the Riku Family until they were overthrown by the current king, Donquixote Doflamingo.
After Luffy defeats Doflamingo, the Riku family comes back to the throne.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Dressrosa is a mix of Spain and Italy, especially the former, as seen in several details. The typical dishes ate by Luffy and co. include paella and pasta, there is a giant arena called Corrida Colosseum, complete with bull-like fishes, and the architecture of the country resembles that of Barcellona.
King Riku Doldo III
Voiced by: Masashi Hirose (1st voice), Banjo Ginga (2nd voice)
Birthday: June 27th
Debut: Chapter 706 (Manga), Episode 636 (Anime)
A mysterious gladiator who joined the Dressrosa tournament at Corrida Colosseum. Later he turns out to be the former King of Dressrosa in disguise.
- 0% Approval Rating: After the incident that Doflamingo caused, he and his family were ridiculed and laughed at. After discovering Doflamingo's atrocities, the Dressrosan people start trusting him again.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Riku was a beloved king who helped the other countries, protected his people, and his family managed to avoid going into war ever since they took charge of Dressrosa.
- Accent Adaptation: He is given a Latin American Spanish accent in the Funimation dub.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Riku got on his hands and knees and begs for his people, on a Visual Transponder Snail, to give them their fortune to pay Doflamingo's fee.
- Berserker Tears: As he's manipulated by Doflamingo into killing his own people, he's visibly crying.
- Cool Old Guy: Visibly looking old, but still manages to be a fierce fighter in the colosseum.
- Doting Parent: He really loves his granddaughter, to the point that he was shown crying Manly Tears in a flashback to her birth.
- The Good King: See 100% Adoration Rating. His country may have been poor but it was thriving and his people loved him.
- Nerf Arm: Ricky fights with only a blunt sword, and knocks people out with the hilt rather than hit them conventionally.
- Rousing Speech: Delivers one in ch. 785; he announced to his people that there's still hope that they can escape the nightmare that is coming down on them all, that they have a lot of great warriors to thank and Luffy in particular to put faith on, and to keep running and surviving with the last of their strengths.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He invokes this once during the battle in Dressrosa, saying that since he (feels like he) is no longer endangered, he's going down from the plateau he's on, trying to be useful to his people. Even before that, he's the king who really cares about peace and welfare of his country. He's also a trained colosseum fighter.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Pica taunts him about how much of a bad king he was and how his pacifistic ways lead to his kingdom's downfall, he retaliates by saying that a country that is built on war and violence would have no future, and he would choose death rather than murdering people even if it may keep him alive. Although he does admit his own helplessness and says that he's not going to take the throne again.
- Tears of Joy:
- He cried these when his granddaughter was born.
- In the present, he cries these again when Doflamingo is defeated.
- Technical Pacifist: Somewhat. He's okay with fighting as a sport in the colosseum (and he has done so himself), but he really values peace, and has worked so hard for it that his kingdom has never experienced war for a long time.
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (JP), Cristina Valenzuela (EN)
Birthday: April 30th
Debut: Chapter 703 (Manga), Episode 632 (Anime)
A beautiful dancer from Dressrosa, who Sanji met shortly after the crew arrived on the island. She has eaten the Glare-Glare Fruit (Giro Giro no Mi), a Devil Fruit that allows her to see through people, both literally and figuratively. But there's more to her than what she looks like...
- Accent Adaptation: She is given a Latin American Spanish accent in the Funimation dub.
- Action Girl: She's good enough at fighting to be a ranked lieutenant of the Donquixote Family. Thankfully for the heroes and especially Sanji, she defects from them quite quickly into the Dressrosa Arc.
- Arch-Enemy: Hates Doflamingo just as much as every member of her family. First he ransacked her home, then he destroyed her family's name, then his thugs murdered her sister, and then he forced her to work for him as an assassin in exchange for her father's life. When she sees the best chance of taking him down in years, she doesn't hesitate in betraying the Donquixote Family in order to take that chance.
- Combat Stilettos: She wears them and isn't afraid to use them as weapons.
- Cool Aunt: To Rebecca. Viola was caring for her niece since the latter was a toddler and supported her decision to live with Kyros.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: She loses pretty badly to Doflamingo even though he was barely still standing from fighting Luffy and she was 100%. However, seeing as how he's pretty much an implacable monster, it's understandable. Also, on the flip end, she delivered a Curb Stomp to Sanji earlier on (though for obvious reasons on his part).
- Dance Battler: She incorporates dancing into her fighting style.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Doflamingo tore her family apart and she was forced to work alongside him.
- Dating Catwoman: In an SBS segment, Oda heavily implies that she once had a sexual relationship with Doflamingo, the same man who had her sister murdered, overthrew her father, and forced her to work as an assassin in exchange for her father's life, but couldn't be brought up in the story proper because the target audience is so young.
- Didn't See That Coming: Violet was absolutely crucial to Doflamingo's scheme to defeat the Straw Hat-Law Alliance, and her defection wasn't even considered by Doflamingo's higher ups and thus has thrown a huge wrench into Doflamingo's plans... And now they can't catch her, because Violet's Devil Fruit allows her to literally see them coming from miles away, and she can read their minds to see their revised plans, allowing her to stay ahead of them.
- Dirty Mind-Reading: Accidentally, when she read Sanji's mind and found out what his mind was mostly filled with.
- Does Not Like Men: Nowhere near Hancock's level, but she has great cynicism towards men, mostly because she has often been lied to. She seems to make an exception for Sanji after he tells her he'd never doubt a woman's tears.
- Fallen Princess: She's a former princess. She actually would've eventually been a Badass Queen since her older sister forfeited the claim to their father's throne by faking her death. Unfortunately, Doflamingo killed her sister for real some time later and took the throne. After Doflamingo is defeated, she regains her status as princess.
- Femme Fatale: Maintained this facade as a member of the Donquixote Pirates, though Sanji easily sees through it.
- Flower in Her Hair: She wears a rose in her hair.
- Good All Along: Turns out that she made a deal with Doflamingo to serve him in exchange for her father's life.
- HeelFace Turn: Because of Sanji's genuine belief in her and her tears, she turns against the Doflamingo family.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: She may be an assassin, and doesn't take kindly to men doing her wrong, but she is unwillingly working for Doflamingo, and she's actually a rather nice young woman. Sanji sees through her facade, causing her HeelFace Turn.
- Improbable Weapon User: In conjunction with her dance moves, she fights with her pointed stilettos and a knife hidden in her hair decorations.
- Kick Chick: She likes kicking.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her gown doesn't stop her from fighting.
- Lady of War: She's able to hold her own in battle and is quite elegant in doing so.
- Living Lie Detector: She can read other people's minds, allowing her to easily see through any lies.
- Lost in Translation: The reason why she can turn her tears into whales is due to a Japanese pun - The word "Mekujira" (literally Eye Whale) which stands for "eye's corner".
- Magical Eye: Her Devil Fruit powers basically turns her eyes into this.
- Meaningful Name: Her name can either be a nod to "ultraviolets" (which is often used to see things normally invisible to the human eye) or to Violet Gibson, the woman who tried to assassinate Benito Mussolini.
- Mr. Exposition: Female version. After her HeelFace Turn, she becomes this throughout the rest of the Dressrosa Arc, using her powers to explain the ongoings of the country to her allies.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is introduced as a dancing girl and her first real act is to essentially seduce Sanji.
- Perception Filter: By holding her hands into a goggle shape and putting them over her eyes, she can "see intently" the different nature of the world and the people in it. Granted, it looks rather silly, but it's effective as hell.
- Pint-Sized Kid: Unusually Averted in the flashback to when she was 10 years old. Kids in One Piece are usually depicted as being cartoonishly toddler sized, but for whatever reason, Viola was drawn with a much more realistic height at that age. Compare the 10 year old Viola here◊ to a more typical One Piece 10 year old here◊.
- The Reveal: Violet's true name is Viola, and she is the daughter of King Riku Dold III, making her a member of the Riku royal family, a princess, and the aunt of Rebecca. She's also the reason why her father is still alive. Her Devil Fruit abilities interested Doflamingo, so she was able to save her father's life in return for service to the Donquixote family.
- Reverse Mole: She only agreed to work with Doflamingo in exchange of keeping her father alive; once she manages to find outside help (Straw Hats in this case) she works against her employer.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is an assassin and helps the Straw Hats defeat Donflamingo.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Viola uses her own connection with her old acquaintance who is part of the World Government against Doflamingo.
- Super Senses: Her Devil Fruit also allows her to have different "viewpoints", one of which is a birds-eye view which spans 40 kilometers, or roughly 24.85 miles. This means she can observe anything on and near the island (which, to put into perspective, is almost the same range as Eneru's Observation Haki pre-timeskip).
- Swiss Army Tears: They can turn into whales and be used as projectiles.
- Target Spotter: When Usopp is going to snipe Sugar across a mountain range, Violet acts as this to him. Her eye powers are very much helpful in determining the target's exact location.
- Tears of Joy: When Sugar is knocked out and everyone returns to human, Viola regains her memories of Kyros. Cue the young woman crying tears of joy at seeing her brother-in-law again, and realizing why the Thunder Soldier had watched over Rebecca all this time.
- Telepathy: The mind-reading type. She can also make other people read her memories.
- When She Smiles: Like Robin, she actually smiles relatively often, but her genuine smiles make her look really cute.
- X-Ray Vision: One of the powers granted by her Devil Fruit. She can see through people's clothes and skin easily.
"The Undefeated Woman" Rebecca
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (JP), Christine Marie Cabanos (EN)
Birthday: August 4th
Debut: Chapter 704 (Manga) Episode 633 (Anime)
A prideful female warrior who has joined the Dressrosa tournament at Corrida Colosseum, with intentions of winning the Flame-Flame Fruit and killing Doflamingo. In the end, she didn't succeed, but she did help the others. Like Violet, Rebecca's past has personal ties with the royal family and those connected with her.
- Accent Adaptation: She is given a Latin American Spanish accent in the Funimation dub.
- Adaptational Curves: The anime has conspicuously enlarged her breasts.
- Aerith and Bob: A mild case with her and her family's names. "Rebecca" and "Scarlett" are fairly common English/American namesnote , but her aunt is "Viola" (named after the instrument, but typically an Italian female first name when given as a name), her father "Kyros" (a Greek name), her grandfather "Dold", and the entire family's name is Riku (Finnish/Japanese).
- Badass Adorable: She's a very cute young girl, especially when she softens up near Luffy. She's also, despite her aversion to fighting, skilled enough to defeat and survive against many powerful and blood-thirsty opponents in the Corrida Colosseum.
- Badass Pacifist: She's the first character seen with a totally Observation Haki-based fighting style, and thus fights by dodging her opponents in creative ways that result in them taking out themselves or each other. This ability makes her the perfect counter to the rampaging Cavendish, as she's just fast enough to take a non-fatal blow to her helmet while everyone else gets cut down, winning her the D-Block round.
- Bare Your Midriff: Given what she's wearing...
- Braids of Action: Under her helmet.
- Chainmail Bikini: Almost literally: she wears nothing but a paludamentum (mantle), helmet, greaves and bracers. Her body armor consists of scaled brassiers and loincloth.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Is hinted to have Observation Haki.
- Commonality Connection: She quickly bonds with Vivi, Coby, Shirahoshi and Dalton over their shared friendship with Luffy.
- Cool Helmet: Likes to wear one in combat. It actually saved her life during the D-Block round.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Her fighting style is extremely useful in tournament matches, during which she can trick opponents into falling out of the ring, using their strength against them and her speed to her advantage. However, because her fighting style lacks any proper attacks, it is completely inadapted to regular fights.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She lived on the point of starvation with her mother, then her mother was killed and she too was hunted. Only the one-legged toy soldier was her friend as they fought to survive under Doflamingo's rule.
- Dramatic Irony: When the Thunder Soldier comes to her and dissuades her from participating in the tournament (and calling her "not an adult despite 16 already"), she understandably gets enraged, stating that they cannot wait any longer since everyone is losing hope, deriding the statue of Kyros as nothing but a fictional, idealized soldier that represents the hope that the convict gladiators may one day escape captivity, and then says that he isn't even her real father, but just a one-legged toy, which visibly hurts them both. The irony being that Thunder Soldier is actually Kyros — and her biological father. We don't learn the former until the end of the chapter, but the point still stands.
- Deadly Dodging: Her main method of combat in the colosseum is by dodging her enemies' attacks and leave them helpless from the recovery to strike back.
- Easily Forgiven: She tries to kill Luffy, but he shrugs it off because she didn't really do it out of malice, she was extremely outmatched, and she brought him lunch.
- Faux Action Girl: Rebecca has skill, to be sure, but the title of the "Undefeated Woman" results from foes that she can outmaneuver and knock out of the ring. When forced into a situation where she actually has to attack, her performance is lackluster. Justified in that because Scarlett didn't want Rebecca to fight, the Thunder Soldier taught her how to defend herself as opposed to attacking directly. Also, she's really just a civilian being forced into fights above her level, which is impressive when compared to the rest of the commonfolk, who have walked away maimed, helpless, or not at all.
- Fragile Speedster: She's clearly not as tough as the likes of Luffy or the other competitors, but she's very fast, using that advantage to get them to take each other and themselves out without ever having to strike back. She's even fast enough to avoid being hit too hard by Hakuba's attacks, granting her victory in her block.
- Generation Xerox: Just like her mother she threw away her status as crown princess so she could live with Kyros. Riku even lampshades it.
- Heroic BSoD: She goes through one when she realizes that Diamante killed her mother, Scarlett.
- Hidden Depths: Rebecca seems to have a mysterious past involving Spartan, Thunderous Soldier of Rage, and Doflamingo. To a lesser extent, with Kyros (a legendary combatant) and Ricky as well. It's revealed that she's a princess of the royal family, Ricky being King Riku (her grandfather), and the Soldier being her father, Kyros, in toy form. And Doflamingo is the one who toppled her grandfather and radically changed Dressrosa into what it is now.
- I'm Not Hungry: Because her mother died trying to get food for her.
- Inelegant Blubbering: When Luffy shows up to save her from killing Violet under Doflamingo's control, she is an understandably very messy crier. Also when she convinces Kyros to stay as her father despite his guilt, to the point that mucus is dripping over her mouth.
- Lady-in-Waiting: She's serving as this to her aunt, as they're preparing to attend the Reverie. Considering Rebecca herself forfeited her title as princess to live with her father.
- The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Inverted (change "defensive" to "offensive") - she usually doesn't attack much on her own (outside of Counter Attack), but she starts to charge at Diamante. This change of strategy is noted by the commentator.
- Luke, I Am Your Father:
- Unbeknownst to her, the Thunder Soldier, the toy who raised her as his adoptive daughter, is, in fact, her biological father turned into a toy. It's stated that the reason Rebecca doesn't know this is because of the amnesia induced by Sugar's power, causing Rebecca to forget all about him as soon as he became a toy. Upon meeting again he decided to withhold the information from her — probably because toys who attempt to reveal the truth of their identities and their previous human nature are immediately sent to the scrap heap. The aspect of the reveal for the trope is downplayed because he revealed it not to Rebecca, but to the Straw Hats and the Tontatta Tribe.
- Becomes a double doozy when it's revealed — initially to others, not Rebecca herself — that the Toy Soldier is also the legendary gladiator Kyros, who once fought three thousand straight battles without suffering a single hit. Rebecca learns of it after all the toys are transformed back and Rebecca regains the memories about her father.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's a cute girl that fights in the most revealing outfit of the series. She is considered extremely attractive and beautiful by the other gladiators. Plus, the anime makes her more busty.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Rebecca tearfully tells the Thunder Soldier that he isn't her father when the latter tries to dissuade her from participating in the tournament. She is understandably regretful, knowing that her anger over Doflamingo's false resignation caused her to go too far.
- Nerf Arm: Like Ricky's sword, hers is also blunt. You see, they're grandpa and granddaughter.
- Oh, Crap!: When she realizes that she went too far during her argument with the Thunder Soldier over her participation in the tournament.
- Plucky Girl: She won't stay long in the colosseum and honor her mother's wish of not hurting anyone (Thunder Soldier's non-violent training helps too) if she doesn't have that much pluck.
- Really Royalty Reveal: She is actually the 16 year old daughter of Scarlett and Kyros and the granddaughter of Riku Dold III, therefore being one of the original princesses of Dressrosa. And another reason Doflamingo wants her dead. She loses the "princess" part when she forfeits her title to live with her father at the end of the Dressrosa arc.
- Red Baron: Aside from the aforementioned "Undefeated Woman" moniker, she's also known as the "Phantom Princess".
- Ring Out: This is her main method of disposing of opponents. It's noted that she has never injured any enemy directly because she always does this.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Because her grandfather was the previous king of Dressrosa and everyone resented him, the audiences in the coliseum are all too happy to ridicule her. That was a Frame-Up by Doflamingo, and once the truth is revealed, the people regain respect for the entire Riku family.
- Stripperiffic: Her gladiator "armor" is probably the most revealing outfit in the series. The Corrida Colliseum has a weight limit on armor to maximize injuries (and consequently, bloodshed), and Rebecca in particular focuses on speedily outmaneuvering her opponents, but still...
- Strong Family Resemblance: She grew up to be the spitting image of her late mother Scarlett. It becomes especially jarring when she regains her title as princess and wears an almost identical dress to the one her mom used to wear; you'd almost think Scarlett has come back from the grave. That resemblance even extends to personality, as both of them threw away their status as princess so they could live with Kyros; a fact Viola and Riku Dold lampshade.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A sixteen-year-old, pink-haired, scantily clad princess who learned pacifism from a mother shot ten years ago who Luffy is falsely accused of kidnapping when she asked to be taken somewhere? Back already, Shirahoshi?
- Tears of Joy: She lets these out when she remembers her dad and meets him again, then later when Doflamingo is defeated at last, and a third time when she and Kyros are reunited for good and they decide to live together.
- This Is Unforgivable!: When Diamante shoots Kyros's leg and then makes him get hit by the raining spiky balls, Rebecca is understandably outraged.
- Weak, but Skilled: An especially notable case in the series. Because she doesn't want to hurt anyone, she is very weak, but her speed, Observation Haki and skill in making people knock themselves out or lure them into falling out of the ring make up for it, and allows her to survive undefeated in a colosseum full of powerful and bloodthirsty warriors.
- Wingding Eyes: For a brief humorous moment in the Reverie arc, she gets adorable puddle-shaped eyes as Vivi correctly guesses Luffy saved Dressrosa.
- Worthy Opponent: Rebecca seems to feel this way towards Luffy as she said it would be nice if they both progressed to the second round of the tournament.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.
- Younger Than They Look: Well, in the body, at least. Her face looks believably young, much like Princess Shirahoshi who's the same age (sixteen, for the curious).
- You're Not My Father:
- When the Thunder Soldier tries dissuading Rebecca from participating in the tournament, she tells him that he's not her father but just a one-legged toy. The visibly distraught soldier goes on to carry his plan, while she deeply regrets what she said. The tragic irony being that he is her father.
- She does an inversion at the end of the arc when she learns that he's spread a rumor that she's the daughter of a foreign prince to spare her the shame of having a murderer for a father.
Voiced by: Taketora (JP), Michael Johnson (EN)
Birthday: August 26th
Debut: Chapter 702 (Manga), Episode 631 (Anime)
The announcer and commentator of the Corrida Colosseum Tournament.
- Big Damn Heroes: He comes to Luffy's aid when he's exhausted and needing a few minutes to recover. He also brings the other half of the colosseum participants in tow to stall Doflamingo.
- Combat Commentator: His role in the Corrida Colosseum is to serve as a commentator during fights.
- Defiant to the End: He buys Luffy time by mocking Doflamingo all the while despite knowing what that entails and indeed gets slashed for his trouble. But still keeps spewing vitriol to the bitter end until Luffy re-engages the battle. Thankfully he manages to survive.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He gets heart-shaped eyes at particularly impressive feats in the Colosseum.
- Large Ham Announcer: So much that it's not rare to see the Colosseum's staff workers covering their ears when near him.
- Mr. Exposition: He is the main responsible for explaining the backgrounds and fighting styles of the various participants.
- Non-Action Guy: He's not a fighter, but he still manages to assist Luffy against Doflamingo.
- Rousing Speech: He does this in Chapter 789; he announces that Lucy, or rather the Straw Hat Luffy, will defeat Doflamingo and there's still hope as long as people cheer for him.
- Tears of Joy: He cries this when he announces that Lucy finally wins against Doflamingo.
Corrida Colosseum Tournament Participants
- Action Girl: Rebecca and Acilia can more than hold their own; even more when they're teamed up.
- A Load of Bull: The Fighting Bull, aka "the Brutal Bull". He manages to take down everyone he rams into, until he meets the giant Hajrudin.
- Annoying Arrows: When Luffy dodges all of Jean Ango's projectile weapons with Observation Haki, they end up lodged in Chinjao's gut. All this does is make him mad; bye, Jean.
- Badass Cape: A good number of them wear'em, like Rebecca, Cavendish (Though his is a Coat Cape), Sai and Elizabello.
- Baleful Polymorph: The failed contestants gets abducted and turned into toys by Trebol and Sugar.
- Bear Hug: Rolling Logan from D Block crushes 2 opponents' bones this way, being a huge man.
- Berserk Button: Kelly Funk hates it when somebody makes fun of his height to the point that he will continue to beat his opponent even after they're unconscious.
- Big Dumb Body: Bobby Funk's entire purpose is just to be possessed by Kelly's powers, because Bobby is ridiculously durable even if he can't fight.
- Big Little Brother: Bobby is the younger of the Funk Brothers and yet he's the taller one (Kelly's height only reaches Bobby's chest).
- Bounty Hunter: Jean Ango.
- Coats and Jackets: Kelly Funk ate the Jacket-Jacket Fruit (Jake Jake no Mi), which allows him to turn into a jacket that humans, animals and even monsters can wear. He uses it to compensate for his Glass Cannon status by letting his brother "wear" him.
- Condemned Contestant: It's revealed that every loser in the battle gets dumped underground with broken toys after they're tricked with "medical operation".
- Cross Counter: Happens with Ideo and Sai once.
- Deadly Dodging: Luffy effortlessly dodges Jean Ango's thrown weapons... which all fly into Chinjao's gut. He then knocked Ango out of the ring.
- Equippable Ally/Fusion Dance/Grand Theft Me: Kelly of the Funk Brothers. He has the power of the Jacket-Jacket Fruit (Jake Jake no Mi), which turns him into a jacket. Anyone who wears him is possessed by him, giving Kelly all of their abilities.
- Even Evil Has Standards: While some of them are evil, the big named participants would never betray Usopp and his friends for freeing them from their toy curse and they attacked the ungrateful participants who would try to capture them.
- Evil Genius:
- Dagama seems to amount to this, being a very unpleasant strategist who is not above cheating his way to victory.
- Later on he proves his strategic prowess in the invasion in Doflamingo's palace where he gathers and commands all of the other combatants to stay on guard to ensure that Luffy can pass safely after they fought Doflamingo's forces with seemingly no cooperation.
- Evil Sorcerer: The gladiator Mummy from Block D is introduced as a "Sorcerer". The exact nature of said "sorcery" has yet to be revealed.
- Expy: Kelly and Bobby Funk are based on actual, famous wrestling brothers. In this case, Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr.
- Fluffy Tamer: As usual for him, Luf- er, Lucy manages to tame The Fighting Bull.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Lucy nicknames him "Ucy" (a pun for the Japanese word for bull, ushi).
- Glass Cannon: Kelly Funk also easily goes down from Boo's Hasshouken punch.
- Gonk: Dagama again. He also happens to resemble Eggman.
- Ki Attacks: The Chinjao Family employs Haki, aside from Hasshouken.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Kelly, when angered, tends to attack whoever angers him even after they're unconscious.
- King of Beasts: The Fighting Lion, one of the fighters of the D Block. Orlumbus easily defeats him, though.
- Made of Diamond: Bobby Funk. He took an Armament Haki-imbued axe to the back and stays intact, with the axe's hilt snapped in two in the process.
- Mugging the Monster: Spartan, the star of the colosseum, upon seeing Luffy, thought he was a puny runt that didn't belong in the tournament and angrily attacked him. You can probably guess what happens.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed:
- Abdullah and Jeet are very much inspired by real life pro wrestlers, Abdullah the Butcher and Tiger Jeet Singh. The Funk Brothers, Bobby and Kelly, are also based off Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr., but less so in appearance.
- Meanwhile Orlumbus is a pun on Christopher Columbus, him being an adventurer and captain of the Yonta Maria (again, a pun of Santa Maria, Columbus' ship) and Suleiman may be a reference to Suleiman Reis, a pirate from Ottoman Empire.
- Oh, Crap!:
- Jean Ango's expression when Chinjao's about to attack him.
- Bellamy's expression when King Elizabello's about to launch his King Punch.
- Heck, the audience and commentator do this many times. Many unexpected things happen here, after all.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Taken to hilarious extremes when all of them insist that they will personally kill Doflamingo.
- Pyro Maniac: Damask is described as this, what with his strange ability to breathe fire.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Kelly Funk after anyone triggers his Berserk Button.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: It seems like the Funk Brothers were aiding Luffy when they gave him directions to a shortcut in the tunnels but it led to a dead end. It turns out they intended to betray Luffy and his allies but Doflamingo's string clone comes along and incapacitates the Funk Brothers which ironically saves Luffy.
- Stone Wall: Bobby Funk may be a minor character, but he has the intriguing distinction of being the first character seen who can resist Haki with his natural defenses; he's simply that tough.
- This Means War!: Dagama declares this after he's trapped in the underground with the rest of the tourney losers..
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: How Jean Ango fights.
- Ungrateful Bastards: At first they all worship Usopp for freeing them from Sugar's toy powers but once Doflamingo puts a price on his head they all seemingly go after him. Seriously guys you couldn't wait ten minutes even? Turned out that only the no-name ones on-panel went after him. Many named ones were off-panel at the time and later prove to still be loyal, except for the Funk Brothers; and even then, many of those who went after him changed their mind and ended up helping Luffy anyway, thanks to Gatz.
- Vibroweapon: The Chinjao family know a martial art called Hasshouken that makes their fists and kicks into vibroweapons that can bypass armor and shields.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Ucy was last seen under the care of Jeet and Abdullah after it was injured by Doflamingo's String Clone. The two eventually leave to help the other gladiators and Ucy is not seen again, leaving its fate unknown.
- You Shall Not Pass!: They (well, most of them) all rally together to hold Doflamingo's forces and executives so Luffy (and Cavendish, and Law, and Kyros) can continue to go to Doflamingo's place, courtesy of Dagama. Later he does a personal version of this where, after getting gored by Dellinger, he holds the latter in place and tells Luffy and co to go forward.
King Elizabello II
Voiced by: Katsumi Chō (JP), Andy Mullins (EN)
Debut: Chapter 704 (Manga) Episode 632 (Anime)
The king of Prodence Kingdom, and also one of the fighters who joined as a gladiator at the Corrida Colosseum to compete for the Flame-Flame Fruit.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a king and a single punch of him can tear down a fortress.
- Awesome, but Impractical: The King Punch is said to be powerful enough to knock down one of the Four Emperors and tear down fortresses, but the hour-long charge time makes it impractical to rely on it in a fight; the only reason he managed to fire it in the colosseum was because he was being guarded the whole time.
- Badass Cape: One commonly used for kings, pretty much.
- Boxing Battler: His fighting preference.
- Charged Attack: His patented King Punch needs roughly an hour of charge time. He can also use it without it being fully charged yet, but it'll get proportionately weaker as a result.
- Chekhov's Gun: At one point, when Zoro has difficulty fighting Pica, King Elizabello offers help with his King Punch, but Zoro tells him to save it for later. Later, when Pica in his gigantic stone form is walking towards King Riku, Elizabello thinks it's the right time and prepares to let it out... and Zoro still tells him to hold back a bit. The King Punch does get used later... as cleanup for Pica's leftover stone body. (He does save everyone on the plateau by doing so, though.)
- Cool Crown: He wears a hoop crown.
- Crippling Overspecialization: The King Punch is insanely powerful, but also needs to be charged and Elizabello can't really do any other fighting while charging it. He seems to rely entirely on it, so he's really only useful about once an hour.
- Glass Cannon: His King Punch can absolutely wreck havoc in the field, but he has to prepare himself for an hour and he's largely helpless in that state. One barrier punch from Bartolomeo is all that's needed to knock him down, once his guards are taken out.
- Large and in Charge: He's pretty big and he's a king.
- Mundane Utility: Elizabello II considers using his powerful punch to clean up the remains of Pica's massive stone body before they fell on those below to be this.
- Odd Friendship: He's friends with King Riku Dold III despite him being a pacifist.
- One-Hit Kill: His speciality. It's said to be sufficient to bring down an Emperor, but he can only use it once per hour and is largely helpless while he's building up the momentum to perform it. He can, however, fire it off early at the cost of reduced power.
- Red Baron: He's known as the "The Fighting King".
- Red Boxing Gloves: They're yellow boxing gloves.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He enters the competition to win the Mera Mera no Mi. And he's one of the many fighters who aid the Straw Hat Pirates in taking down Doflamingo.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are much tinier than his comparatively large body and arms. Makes sense, since he's a boxer.
- The Worf Barrage: Elizabello's Megaton Punch knocks out just about everyone in one shot, including Bellamy, who was being built up as a major threat. Everyone, that is, except for Bartolomeo, whose force field no sells him before he promptly takes him out with little effort.
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (JP), Ivan Jasso (EN)
Age: 34 (Biologically), 44 (Chronologically)
Birthday: September 22nd
Debut: Chapter 702 (Manga), Episode 631 (Anime)
A one-legged toy soldier, who is also a criminal in Dressrosa. He has a grudge against Doflamingo, and offers to help Franky take down his Smile factory. His past has very personal ties with the Riku family.
- Accent Adaptation: Just like Rebecca, he is given a Latin American Spanish accent in the Funimation dub.
- The Ace: He's Kyros, the biggest Badass gladiator in the history of One Piece, holding the undefeated streak of 3000 victories - including fighting a giant and a fishman, the latter while underwater. And the entire time, he was only hit once (because he recognized that his latest opponent was the King in disguise). From how harsh we get to see of the colosseum battles, this is a very impressive streak.
- An Arm and a Leg: He cut his own leg off when he was human and bound by a seastone cuff on the leg. He removed it so he could rush at Doflamingo but was attacked by Sugar instead.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: His toy name, though his real name isn't too shabby either.
- Badass Normal: Has no Devil Fruit powers... but still the strongest gladiator ever to walk Corrida Colosseum.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: In his youth when he was still a human, no matter how many victories he won in the coliseum, no would ever let him live it down that he was a murderer. For that he wished people would just simply forget his existence. Then, after building a genuinely happy life for himself, everyone, including the people he loved, forgot his existence thanks to Sugar's Devil Fruit powers, with the added burden of being a toy. The worst part is that he couldn't tell anyone, because he would be tossed into the scrap heap otherwise.
- BFS: As a human, his weapon of choice.
- Chick Magnet: As Kyros, a number of ladies swooned for him.
- The Comically Serious: Some of the flashbacks to his and Rebecca's past show him in this light, due to being so nervous around Scarlett and his attempts to cheer Rebecca up.
- Condemned Contestant: Like some Real Life Roman gladiators, he was originally a criminal who was sentenced into the arena. He was given the chance to win his freedom if he could win 100 consecutive wins. Despite having done so, he chose to stay due to the people's hatred for him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His fight with Diamante only dragged on because he tried to protect and prevent Rebecca from soiling her hands. The moment Rebecca's safe, nothing Diamante threw at him worked, and the moment Kyros got in range, Diamante went down in one hit. While many such fights ended in one hit, Diamante was notable as he's one of the Co-Dragons.
- Determinator: He gets hit by a lot of falling Spike Balls of Doom during his fight with Diamante and keeps on going.Diamante: Is this guy Made of Iron? ...No, he's made of pure crazy!
- Disappeared Dad: His true relationship to Rebecca.
- Doting Parent: Flashbacks showed us he was one to Rebecca in the latter's childhood, to an almost Adorkable level. He initially refused to touch her with his bare hands, not wanting to soil such a pure angel with his dirty hands, and cried from happiness whenever he played with her.
- Failure Knight: He seems like one to Rebecca's mother - Scarlet. It's eventually revealed that he's Rebecca's father, which means he failed to protect the mother of his child.
- Flawed Prototype: In a sense. He's the first toy Sugar ever created, and also the only one not compelled by a Geas to obey the Family, though only because Sugar didn't start doing that until after she turned him.
- Four-Star Badass: He's granted the position as Dressrosa army commander by King Riku.
- Generation Xerox: Like his daughter, he was a gladiator who despite his incredible skills in the Colosseum, was widely hated by the audience.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: In his human body, he has a noticeable scar on his forehead.
- Greater Need Than Mine: When he meets Mansherry, she notes that he's heavily wounded and she wants to heal him. He says that there are many other people in Dressrosa that might need it more than he does.
- Handicapped Badass: He may have lost one leg, but he can still escape the police and get around effortlessly. His increasingly frail tin body does hinder him though. In human form, he is still near the terrifying power he was back in his gladiator days.
- Happily Married: He had a mutual loving marriage with Scarlett while she was alive.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: He uses a gladiator sword in his true body.
- Heroic Build: His true body, which wouldn't be out of place in Dragon Ball. He's one of the few One Piece strongmen nowadays who doesn't skip leg day.
- Hidden Depths: He knows Rebecca from his past, but judging from the latter's tears upon seeing him again, and the fact that he himself is Unable to Cry, their past isn't a pretty one. It's later on revealed that he is the legendary gladiator Kyros, who won three thousand straight battles in the Colosseum without suffering a single blow. He eventually married one of the princesses of the kingdom — Scarlett, and they would have a child together: Rebecca. However, everyone forgot his existence when Sugar turned him into a toy, and Scarlett would later on be killed by Doflamingo's forces. The soldier would then be forced to raise Rebecca by himself without telling her who he really was, lest he be tossed into the scrap heap.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: In his original body, he was the Huge Guy (a muscular Hunk) to Scarlett's Tiny Girl (petite, slender woman).
- I Have No Idea What I'm Doing: When Usopp asked him what the Operation Dressrosa SOP (defeating Sugar of Donquixote Family and supposedly turning every toy back to normal) will entail, he says he doesn't know. He only suspects that everything will turn upside down once it happens.
- Insecure Love Interest: When he was courting Scarlett, Kyros believed that because of his past as a murderer, he wasn't good enough for her.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: While he truly wanted to free Dressrosa of Doflamingo's rule, he also wanted to defeat Diamante for killing Scarlet. He succeeds.
- Living Legend: So badass that a statue was placed in front of the Corrida Colosseum to honor his 3000 victories as a gladiator. Crosses into Shrouded in Myth territory during his time as a toy since the statue (and the 3000 win record) remained while everyone's memories of him were erased.
- Living Toys: He is one of many living in Dressrosa.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: He is Rebecca's biological father, Scarlett's husband, and King Riku's son-in-law, making him a member of the Riku royal family and one of the main targets of the Donquixote family, just like his daughter.
- Manly Tears:
- In a flashback, when his daughter was born.
- In the present, he downright bursts into tears of joy when Doflamingo is finally defeated.
- Still in the present, he cries Tears of Joy again when his daughter tells him she doesn't give a crap about his criminal record, and throws away her status as princess so they can live together.
- Nerves of Steel: When he was human, he cut off his own leg to have a chance at killing Doflamingo. It didn't work, but the guy's got mojo.
- Never Live It Down: In-Universe. For the simple act of murder to avenge his friend in his youth, nobody would let him live it down while he was still human.
- Nice Guy: Scaring children away from the Corrida Colosseum is rather harsh, but justified, seeing how violent the fights can get during tournaments. He's also really kind overall, helpful, and as a toy, loves making people laugh.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He saved Rebecca from kidnappers when she was a child, but because he stepped in a human's house in the process, he was branded a criminal.
- Off-Model: A frequent victim of this, as Oda in group shots often forgets he's missing a leg.
- One-Man Army: If the above isn't enough to impress you, remember that in a flashback, when a then-sixteen-year-old princess Scarlett was kidnapped by pirates, he sank both of their ships single-handedly.
- Out, Damned Spot!: He was a murderer in the past and became a convict gladiator as punishment. But even after he won 100 battles, he willingly chose to keep going because he felt that he can never let go of that "damned spot". In the present, his mentality still lingers; he feels that he can be the one Dressrosan citizen who can spill out blood (when others love and value peace) because of that damned spot.
- Overprotective Dad: He punched a boy for proposing to Rebecca.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: His rather impressive Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Doflamingo after getting turned back into a human is rather impressive right up until Doflamingo nearly takes his head off with a single kick that cuts the building they're in in half.
- Papa Wolf: He punched a playground bully for harming Rebecca. And, of course, he saved her from more violent dangers, including a pack of wild dogs and a pair of kidnappers. That was also the only reason why he didn't go after Diamante right then and there during their fight; he would have gladly done so, but Diamante kept using cowardly tactics and targeting Rebecca.
- Parental Substitute: To Rebecca, who lost her parents at an early age. Subverted in that he's her real father, but Rebecca has no way of knowing that. He's also quite stricken when she tells him that he isn't her father.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: As the result of being a Flawed Prototype, he lacks the geas that Sugar usually gives to the toys she made in the present and thus retains his free will.
- Red Baron: "Thunderous Soldier of Rage" is actually an alias. His real name has only been revealed in chapter 739: it's Kyros.
- Rescue Romance: With him being the saver: Scarlett initially hated him, but grew to love him after he saved her from pirates who had kidnapped her.
- The Reveal: He is actually the legendary gladiator Kyros, who fought 3000 battles without taking a single hit.
- Rollerblade Good: His only leg is fitted with this, to aid in his movement.
- Secret Relationship: He and Scarlett faked her death and married in secret due to the scandal that would be created of them being together. It didn't stay secret for long as the citizens figured it out quickly, but they pretended otherwise out of respect for them and their reasons.
- Sense Loss Sadness: He considers not being able to feel the warmth of the people he touches (especially that of his dying wife) to be a painful curse. When he's finally able to feel the warmth of his daughter's hand at the end of the arc, he can only cry Tears of Joy.
- Skyward Scream: In a flashback, when Scarlett died in his arms, not remembering him. The poor guy had every reason to scream.
- Spanner in the Works: Since he retained his free will after becoming a Living Toy, he manages not just to train and take care of Rebecca, but to organize La Résistance.
- Sympathetic Murderer: When he was only 15 years old, he murdered a couple of thugs to avenge his friend. Years later, he deeply regretted what he had done and really wished people would forget that he was a murderer.
- Tears of Joy: Sheds these once in the past, and thrice in the present:
- In a flashback, his daughter's birth brings him to tears of joy.
- In the present, when Doflamingo is defeated, he weeps openly. A rare case of Inelegant Blubbering doubling as Manly Tears, considering how long he spent Unable to Cry.
- Still in the present, when Rebecca throws away her status as princess so she can live with him, both father and daughter shed tears of joy.
- At the end of the Dressrosa arc, he sheds these when he's finally able to feel the warmth of his daughter's hand.
- These Hands Have Killed: A major concept in his character is that he is under no illusion that he's killed people, and if there's Dirty Business to be done, let him be the man to do it.
- Training the Peaceful Villagers: He realized he couldn't protect Rebecca forever given his fragile body, so he trained her so she'd be able to protect herself. Also a bit of form of Tough Love as Rebecca was kind of a brat when she was little. Ironically, he's very much a Doting Parent back when he was human.
- Unable to Cry: Due to being a toy and all. He was more than willing to when he saw Rebecca crying herself, though. So when he finally gets the chance to cry again after Doflamingo is defeated, he grasps it with both hands.
- Un-person: Like any other victims of Sugar's toy morphing, nobody remembers his real persona anymore.
- Unstoppable Rage: Emphasis on Unstoppable, during his fight with Diamante.
- Warrior Prince: Is King Riku's son-in-law; though technically speaking, he was never a prince since Scarlet gave up her position as a princess so she could marry him.
- Was Once a Man: Just like every other toy in Dressrosa. Fortunately, he, along with all the other toys, regain their human forms.
- Badass Adorable: Cute little people capable of beating up characters several times their size with their Super Speed and Super Strength.
- Big Damn Heroes: They all hold the Marines back in Chapter 798 from trying to capture the fleeing pirates.
- Blade on a Stick: Most of them use small lances as weapons.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: They speak like this in the English version of the manga.
- The Fair Folk: They are regarded as fairies and known for stealing people's belongings.
- Green Thumb: Green Bit's lushness is due to their nigh-supernatural ability to tend any plant they come across, and it's that very skill that has them enslaved to grow SMILE trees.
- Gullible Lemmings: Their hats. Each of them is very guillible, and believes everything they hear, be it from an ally or a foe. Of course, this means Usopp has the time of his life with them. It's also Deconstructed Trope as their naive nature can be exploited by enemies in order to reveal secret info.
- Keigo: They all speak like this, but say "resu" instead of "desu".
- Meaningful Name: Tonta is Spanish, Italian, and Catalan for 'foolish'. And these dwarves happen to be very gullible. They not only believed one of Usopp's lies, but the dwarves that are enslaved in Doflamingo's SMILE factory think they're making medicine for the imprisoned Mansherry.
- Older Than They Look: Despite their child-like appearance and behavior, Leo, Kabu and Inhel have been around since Viola and Scarlett's childhood, indicating that Dwarves have longevity.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: These little people are strong enough to toss an ordinary human around like a rag doll...problem is, their main enemies, the Donquixote Family, are run by humans that are anything but normal.
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same/Lilliputians: They're tiny humanoids with pointy noses and bushy tails. They even tie Nico Robin just like the Lilliputians did to Gulliver.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite being small enough to fit in your hands they are strong enough to smash concrete with their fists. So you can forget about the city block and the architecture occupying it.
- Shrouded in Myth: Invoked - As an apology for the oppression of their tribe, the King of Riku (about 800 years ago) allowed them to steal anything they want from the kingdom and he'd label them as "fairy's hijinks". Said myth continues to the present day.
- Tail Slap: They can do a technique called "Tail Hammer" that is strong enough to knock down a grown man.
- Thanks for the Mammaries: When they're investigating Robin for hidden items, they go so far as to dive into her mini dress. Later on, Gancho somehow managed to hide in between her breasts, without her or Usopp noticing until he speaks.
- This Means War!: They were overjoyed when they learned that Doflamingo's resigned from being king. But when they learned that the information was false, this drives them to finally rebel against Doflamingo and go to war against him.
Voiced by: Ai Nonaka
Birthday: January 28th
Debut: Chapter 717 (Manga), Episode 647 (Anime)
The princess of the Tontatta, the Dwarf tribe that live on Green Bit, next to Dressrosa. She was captured by Doflamingo because of her healing and restoration abilities granted by the Heal-Heal Fruit (Chiyu Chiyu no Mi), which made her an important asset for Doflamingo's operations. She's also adorable even by dwarf standards.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Leo. He's insensitive and oblivious, she's a Tsundere.
- Commonality Connection: Quick to befriend Shirahoshi, Vivi and Dalton over their shared friendship with Luffy.
- Cuteness Proximity: She's so cute that she manages to briefly induce this in her captives. Even Vice Admiral Tsuru and her crew aren't immune to her cuteness.
- Damsel in Distress: She spent most of the arc imprisoned by Doflamingo's forces and the Dwarves were on a mission to rescue her.
- Girlish Pigtails: Very girlish and innocent, and her very thick pigtails shows that.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde and definitely not as bad as Leo describes. Quite the opposite actually.
- Healing Hands: She ate the Heal Heal Fruit, which allows her to heal any living thing instantly. Normally, her powers work on living things however they could also be used to restore non-living things as well albeit at the cost of her lifespan.
- Living Macguffin: She is imprisoned by the Donquixote pirates for her potent healing abilities.
- Nice Girl: Contrary to what Leo believes, she's actually a very kind and compassionate princess.
- Princess Classic: Even more than Shirahoshi. She's unapologetically nice, feminine and caring, coming complete with healing powers. The only exception to this is her Tsundere tendencies, and that's only around Leo.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is very long alright; on top of being thick and wavy, it reaches down to her feet and even covers her tail.
- Sacrificial Revival Spell: Somewhat: She can turn donated blood into dandelion-like balls of healing. This also makes the donators becoming easily weakened if done too much on each person.
- Swiss Army Tears: One way in which Mansherry's Heal-Heal Fruit powers can be applied. Once Jora realizes this, she starts hurting Mansherry to invoke this trope on the defeated Doflamingo officers.
- When Mansherry first appears in person, her personality doesn't match the "bitter, selfish, cruel, spoiled and ill-tempered" description she was given earlier. She's actually very sweet, to the point of inducing Cuteness Proximity in villains and refuses to help Giolla revive the Officers. Then the first thing Leo says to her after catching her in a Bridal Carry is she's gained weight, earning him a punch to the face and Kabu thinking how some things never change.
- The next chapter makes it clear she's a "Sweet" type, being deredere to everyone else only really showing her Tsuntsun side to Leo out of frustration to his obliviousness.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Turns out Mansherry wasn't imprisoned in the SMILE factory. Instead, she was in the royal palace.