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Straw Hat Pirates ("Straw Hat" Monkey D. Luffy, "Pirate Hunter" Roronoa Zoro, "Cat Burglar" Nami, "God" Usopp, "Black Leg" Vinsmoke Sanji, Straw Hat Grand Fleet) | World Government (Marines [Marine Admirals], Cipher Pol, Impel Down) | Seven Warlords of the Sea ("Heavenly Demon" Donquixote Doflamingo | Warlord Crews [Baroque Works, Thriller Bark Pirates, Kuja, Donquixote Pirates]) | Four Emperors (Charlotte Linlin "Big Mom" | Red Hair Pirates, Whitebeard Pirates, Animal Kingdom Pirates [Lead Performers], Big Mom Pirates [Sweet 3 Generals], Blackbeard Pirates) | Eleven Supernovas ("Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law, Supernovas Crews) | Revolutionary Army | Roger Pirates | Germa 66 | Blue Seas | Paradise (Water 7) | Sky People | Fish-Man Island | New World (Dressrosa, Mink Tribe, Wano) | Others | Anime-Only Characters | Movie-Only Characters | Video Game-Only Characters
At the same time Luffy and Zoro gained in infamy, other rookie pirates managed to acquire bounties over 100 million berries. They have taken differing routes along the first half of the Grand Line, implicitly facing dangers and hardships equal to that of the Straw Hat crew. Although most of them have never met each other before unwittingly gathering in Sabaody, they are notorious for having gained exceptional bounties at the same time period, earning them this collective moniker.
Post-Time Skip, they are collectively known as the "Worst Generation", together with the Straw Hats and Blackbeard Pirates, as they have gained even more notoriety for their crimes, and sometimes their willingness to challenge the current status-quo, for instance defying the Four Emperors. Nonetheless, it is clear that they are nowhere near the might needed to pose a sizeable threat to said Emperors, as one alliance was crushed by Kaido alone, while another barely escaped Big Mom's territory. Others have also joined the ranks of the Emperors themselves.
- The Alliance: There've been a few made.
- Luffy and Law made one, aiming to overthrow Kaido. It was later expanded to include the Kozuki Family and the Mink Tribe.
- Kid, Apoo and Hawkins made one for the intention of taking down Shanks. Shortly afterward, Kaido fell to the ground in front of them. The alliance was ultimately dissolved, as it was a trap on Apoo's end from the beginning (since he was working for Kaido all along), and Hawkins joined Kaido's side to save himself while Kid was held prisoner by Kaido; Luffy later invited him to join the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance to beat Kaido, but Kid rejected it, telling Luffy that because of Hawkins' and Apoo's betrayal, and what happened to Killer (being forced to eat a failed SMILE), he would never trust anyone outside his crew again.
- A third was made between Luffy and Bege to take down Big Mom at her tea party; the alliance parted after escaping Totto Land, but the two sides remain at least somewhat friendly afterward.
- Ambition Is Evil: In-universe, the evident logic behind them being referred to as "The Worst Generation", what with them being the only generation of pirates in recent times to actively threaten the Status Quo by taking on the Four Emperors. Especially so since Blackbeard tends to be lumped in with them.
- Animal-Motif Team: While they're not really a team, each member has their own Animal Motif. Eustass has a bull motif, Luffy has a Monkey motif, Hawkins has a horse motif, Drake has an Allosaurus motif, Law has a snow leopard motif, Apoo has an orangutan motif, Killer has a weasel motif, Bonney has a dear motif, Bege has a Koala motif, Zoro has a shark motif, and Urouge has an elephant motif.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Pretty much a collection of them. They debut as minor characters in the last few arcs before the Time Skip, but quickly become much more important after the Straw Hats reach New World.
- The Dreaded: All of them plus Blackbeard are known as "The Worst Generation" post-timeskip. As a generation of pirates born between two eras, the main reason why they are so feared is not only for their massive amount of potential, but also for their tendency to somehow be in the center of any major event that may disrupt the balance of the world. This started with Luffy and his involvement in the Paramount War.
- Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy:
- Explicitly averted at their introduction; to keep the story at a brisk pace, Eiichiro Oda decided not to explain any of their Devil Fruit powers (as well as quite a few others) during the Whitebeard War Saga.
- Slowly but gradually being played straight as the New World arcs go on. The nine non-Straw Hat Supernovas were first revealed in Chapter 498, and the names of four of their eight Fruits have since been revealed in Chapters 661 (Law's Op-Op Fruit, 163 chapters later), 812 (Bege's Castle-Castle Fruit, 314 chapters later), 913 (Hawkins' Straw-Straw Fruit, 415 chapters later), and 929 (Drake's Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Allosaurus, 431 chapters later).
- The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: Luffy, Law, and Kid are the three most prominent Supernovas and fit this trope:
- Luffy is the Good. He's a Nice Guy overall, and is friendly and good-natured assuming you don't piss him off.
- Law is the Bad. He has nasty rumors and stories surrounding him, with his true character frequently put into question and being primarily motivated by revenge for his benefactor, and is a true pirate, but is not a dangerous psychopath like Kid.
- Kid is the Evil. He's a straight-up Jerkass, violent and sociopathic, being responsible for several civilian casualties and merciless against those who ridicule him (or even those who are just begging for their lives), despite having some standards.
- Hero of Another Story: Most of them are shown in short amounts to be having their own adventures and stories in the background. Except for Law, who gets some focus in Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs.
- Named After Somebody Famous: With the exception of Killer, all of them are named after famous pirates from Real Life.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Although the various Supernova are known for their infamous reputations as well as catastrophic deeds, there are still limits and rules that they adhere to. For instance, most of them know better than to attack a Celestial Dragon as they know it would incite the retaliation of an Admiral.
- Reality Ensues: These guys all want to challenge the status quo of the New World, yet each of them experience this trope in short order. The Straw Hats and Bonney Pirates actually get taken out before even setting foot in its waters, albeit only temporarily. The ones that have subverted the Insurmountable Wall have ended up having to play the game instead of fighting it like theyd hoped.
- Running Gag: Every time that Kid, Law, and Luffy are together they start bickering with each other, even if they are surrounded by enemies.
- The Rival: To Luffy. Even if he has only acknowledged Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid as this for now.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Downplayed. They're powerful for sure but the Supernovas that choose to challenge the Four Emperors often overestimate their own power severely. Kid, Luffy, and Bege talk a big game about how they will bring down an Emperor but a confrontation with them has never ended well: Kid was beaten senseless by Kaido, while Bege and Luffy barely managed to escape the Big Mom Pirates after their assassination attempt on Big Mom failed. It's been gradually subverted, however, as the Supernovas grow in strength. Luffy in particular was acknowledged as a potential future threat to Big Mom by no less than her strongest subordinate and Sweet Commander, Charlotte Katakuri, who made it his personal mission during the climax of the Whole Cake Island arc to end Luffy's life before the "potential" part no longer applied. Considering Luffy defeated Katakuri (albeit, barely), he wasn't wrong about how dangerous Luffy really was. Come Chapter 903, this is fully subverted as far as Luffy goes, as he's now considered by the world at large to be the Fifth Emperor of the Sea.
- The Stoic: Several of them — namely, Zoro, Law, Hawkins, Drake, and Killer — are usually this, though they all have their moments of being Not So Stoic as well.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Pretty much all of the males besides Bege, Apoo, and Killer are commonly seen with their torsos exposed.
- Wild Card: Every single one of them, and it's the main reason why they're so feared. Their willingness to challenge the status quo of the world, along with all the chaos they caused when they first entered the New World, is what caused them to gain the moniker "The Worst Generation." Some of them go to challenge the Four Emperors, while some others choose to serve under them.
- The Worf Effect: Barring the Warlords, the Supernovas are established as arguably the most dangerous pirates in the first half of the Grand Line, with each of them having bounties exceeding 100 million. However, the threats of the New World are often shown to be much more dangerous. Notably, Kid gets taken out by Kaido, while it takes some of Luffy's strongest attacks as well as Nami's help to defeat one of Big Mom's three strongest subordinates, and even then, the fight lasted over eleven hours. One of Big Mom's subordinates even notes this, stating that pirates who actually end up facing the Emperors and their forces run into an insurmountable wall.
Eustass "Captain" Kid
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP), Justin Cook (EN)
Age: 21 (Pre-Timeskip), 23 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Unnamed Magnetism Fruit
Eustass Kid is the captain of the Kid Pirates and one of the eleven pirates dubbed with the moniker "Supernova". He's the only one who had a bounty higher than Luffy's. He's known for his violent personality, though he's also knowledgeable in the ways of how the world works and when to step back. Like Luffy, he aims to become Pirate King, and is infamous for leaving behind a trail of bodies of those who mocked him for it. He says that he possesses the determination to achieve the impossible, which is necessary if one is to succeed in the New World. His currently unnamed Devil Fruit power grants him power over magnetism.
After the time skip, he was first shown watching the black market, with a new metallic arm. Some time later, he strikes an alliance with Apoo and Hawkins to strike down Shanks. Unfortunately, before he could even get anywhere on that, they're attacked by Kaido and resoundly trashed, leaving him a half dead prisoner of Kaido.
He makes his big return in the Wano Arc, reuniting with Luffy when the latter ends up in prison. From the start, it's clear however that their team-up will not be a smooth one.
His first known bounty was 315,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 470,000,000 berries.
- Aloof Ally: While Kid does take part of the Onigashima Island raid, he makes it clear to the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance that he's there to do his own thing.
- Animal Motifs: According to the SBS, bulls, which befit his quick temper and tendency to violently attack those who slight him or set him off. It also fits his preference for close range physical attacks with his metal appendages.
- An Arm and a Leg: He lost an arm at some point during the timeskip and replaced it with an artificial one. It was at the hand of an unknown member of the Red Hair Pirates.
- Artificial Limbs: After the Time Skip, Kid has gained a new metal left arm. He lost the original limb to a member of the Red Hair Pirates.
- At Least I Admit It: The reason he hates the World Nobles: he's far from a nice guy and will admit it, but they're horrid people and act like gods.Kid: Celestial Dragons... Slaves... Human shops... Compared to the mighty and their simple "pure hearts", the world's villains are much more humane. Scum rule the world and give birth to more scum. Don't they know that? We may mean to do harm, but we're sorta cute by comparison, aren't we, Killer? (Chapter 500)
- Awesomeness Is a Force: According to Kaido in Chapter 924, he possesses Conquerer's Haki, making him the second known Supernova (after Luffy) with it.
- Ax-Crazy: Luffy got his high bounty by being a huge thorn in the World Government's side. Kid got his by killing anyone and everyone who mocked his dream of being Pirate King. His penchant for violence, incredibly short temper, extreme cruelty and brutality towards anyone who has attracted his wrath, and murderous disdain for cowardice and weakness are all defining character traits, and he has demonstrated time and time again that he poses a credible threat to anyone who happens to be near him.
- Bait the Dog: Wasn't really shown to be evil, snarking at Luffy and Law during their Enemy Mine at Sabaody and showing general disgust at the decadent World Nobles. His cruelty and penchant for wanton murder were mentioned before, but when he's actually showing crucifying pirates fleeing the New World, it's a little jarring.
- Big Eater: He is capable of eating as many kibidango as Luffy to the point of having a Balloon Belly.
- Black Market: Post-timeskip, it's suggested he's involved there, just to get a look at the things he might go up against.
- Blood Knight: Kid is one of the most aggressive characters in the series. He's already challenged three of the four Yonko. However, he's far from able to challenge them and, when he faces Kaido, he's easily beaten into a bloody pulp.
- Boring, but Practical: In the One Piece world, everyone uses his/her Devil Fruit power in a very creative way. Kid, instead, always uses his magnetism power to create a giant arm composed of metallic objects to squash his opponents.
- Brought Down to Badass: Even with his powers gone from having sea stone shackles, Kid still has his amazing strength and speed on par with Luffy.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Kid openly aims to be the most ruthless, violent pirate in the world and uses morally questionable methods to become Pirate King.
- Childhood Friends: According to Word of God, Kid and Killer have been friends since they were kids. Not surprisingly, the two are very close, to the point Killer is the only one Kid is nice to, and Kid is enraged when he learns that Orochi fed Killer a SMILE, and now can't stop laughing.
- Determinator: It doesn't matter just what he does to him, there is nothing that Kaido can do to break his resolve and get him to work under his flag. Kid has spent a lot of time in prison but his resolve persisted.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He sunk two of Big Mom's ships. Not attacked, not damaged, sunk.
- Enemy Mine: Aside from him, Luffy, and Law taking down marines at Sabaody (which is really just them showing off), after the Time Skip, he's willing to discuss an alliance with rivals Scratchmen Apoo and Basil Hawkins in order to take down an Emperor, said Emperor being Red-Haired Shanks!
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being arguably the most cruel of all the supernovas, right down to crucifying his own enemies, he deeply cares for his first mate, Killer, to the point he would go back to the prison mines just to follow him and gets really angry after seeing what Orochi has done to him. Kid also knows how much Killer despises his Signature Laugh and attacks anyone who mocks it.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- Kid remarks on this himself during the Sabaody auction — he may be a bloodthirsty pirate, but he sure as hell doesn't run a slavery ring. It should be noted he was there to potentially buy one, but chances are that he, like Law, was simply recruiting and wouldn't have kept the explosive collar on.
- For all that he's a violent Jerkass who's difficult to get along with, he is sincere when he agrees to his alliance with Scratchmen Apoo and Basil Hawkins and trusts them as his allies on at least some level, as he is disgusted that they both betray him: Apoo directly by tricking him and never being genuine with the alliance to begin with, and Hawkins more indirectly by joining Kaido to save himself and never making any effort to help Kid when Kaido imprisoned him. After this double betrayal, Kid vows to never trust anyone outside his crew again.
- Evil Counterpart: To Luffy. Both have bounties of over 300 million; both of their dragons are non-DF sword users who are also among the supernovas (Killer for Kid, Zoro for Luffy); both are hot-headed; both serve as Red Onis to Law's Blue Oni; both dream to be Pirate King; both joined other Supernovas in an alliance to take down a Emperor, and in fact have managed to run into conflict with three of them (Kid with Big Mom, Kaido, and Shanks, Luffy with Big Mom, Kaido and Blackbeard); both have facial scars (Luffy's is under his eye, Kid's are over his eye and across his face and neck) and both hate the World Nobles (though unlike Luffy, Kid doesn't act on it). However, while Luffy is friendly and kind, Kid is Ax-Crazy.
- Evil Red Head: Kid's red hair denotes his aggressive and violent personality, and he is easily the most psychopathic of all the Supernovas. By the time the Supernovas are at Sabaody, Kid is the one with the highest bounty because, unlike Luffy, he's a danger to civilians and anyone who looks at him funny. When he reaches the New World, the first thing he does is to crucify fleeting pirates because of their cowardice.
- Evil vs. Evil: Justified, as Kid believes a pirate in the New World should either align with an emperor or fight him/her, and he personally wages war on three of them, two of which are Big Mom and Kaido, who are just as evil as he is.
- A Father to His Men: Kid is very concerned about his crew when he's separated from them. He would also disregard his own safety just to save his right-hand man, who is also his best friend.
- Fiery Redhead: Kid's red and pointy hairstyle emphasize how dangerous he is and his short temper.
- Gang of Hats: He and his crew all have Heavy Metal-esque clothes.
- Giant Hands of Doom: His most common move, bordering on Signature Move, is taking as much metal as possible and forming HUGE fists out of it to crush his opponents.
- Goggles Do Nothing: In his Post-Time Skip appearance, Kid wears a pair of goggles on his forehead but they don't serve a special purpose aside of making him resemble more a mechanic.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Gains some pretty nasty scars on his face and arm after the Time Skip, showing how vicious he is and how often he gets into a fight.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Kid is infamous for his bad temper, to the point where it crosses over from "unstable" to "dangerously psychopathic", making him the most dangerous to the civilians among the Supernovas. Notably, when Luffy tells him to his face that he — not Kid — will become Pirate King, instead of getting angry, Kid approves of Luffy's attitude.
- Handicapped Badass: Even after losing his prosthetic arm and cuffed to sea stone restraints, Kid is still capable of performing impressive feats such as carrying hundreds of stone blocks with one arm.
- Hot-Blooded: The man has a zeal for starting or joining fights and an iron will that could quite possibly exceed Luffy's, given that he's started trouble with three Emperors so far.
- Hypocritical Humour: It goes both ways with Kid, Luffy and Zoro yelling at each other for blowing their cover at the festival; you know, something all three of them are guilty of?
- Jerkass: This is honestly the nicest thing that can be said about him.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- His criticisms of the World Government and their hypocrisy have their merit.
- When he and Luffy are confronted by angry Dobon for all eating all of his kibi dangos, Kid curtly replies that they only did that after they did the job they were supposed to do.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Like Luffy and Ace, Kid is incredibly aggressive and impulsive and will gleefully start or join fights with zero forethought. He blows his cover during the infiltration of Onigashima just to get his revenge on Scratchmen Apoo for selling out his crew.
- Magnetism Manipulation: His Devil Fruit ability allows him to control magnetism and mostly uses it to manipulate metallic objects.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Kid's first name and surname were taken from two real-life pirates. The surname Eustass was taken from 13th century French pirate and mercenary, Eustace the Monk, and the name Kid from 17th century Scottish pirate and privateer, William Kidd, who was also nicknamed "Captain".
- Nerves of Steel: His resolve is utterly unshakable. He'll fight anyone without a second thought, no matter how powerful they are, is utterly undeterred by even the prospect of seemingly certain death, and will not break even after receiving the beating of a lifetime and being left half-dead in a prison cell.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: After meeting Kaido for the first time, Kid is reduced offscreen into a bloody mess that can't even move.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Though Kid and Luffy share a common enemy in Kaido and Big Mom, Kid pointedly does not join Luffy's alliance and is unfazed by losing any "allies" not a part of his crew in the raid on Onigashima. He's here to get payback on the Emperors and that's it, he just takes advantage of the opportunity Luffy created.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Aside from the adventures he and his crew have already gone through in the New world (like surviving encounters with both the Big Mom and the Red-Haired Pirates), Kid briefly escapes from Udon prison, without help from Raizo or anyone else. The only reason he got recaptured is because he recognized Killer and tried to save him.
- Offstage Villainy: Until he's shown crucifying a pirate crew in the New World for trying to escape to "Paradise", Kidd is only described as the most dangerous and violent of the Supernova but he's never seen committing any crime.
- Properly Paranoid: During the meeting with Apoo and Hawkins to form an alliance, Kid tells Killer that he didn't really like Apoo and they shouldn't have called him. Turns out, he was justified in this as it turns out Apoo was a subordinate to Kaido and he never intended to honor the alliance.
- Red Herring: As it turns out, he never actually planned war on Big Mom, and didn't lose an arm attacking her either. He simply attacked her as revenge for a subordinate, and lost his arm beforehand fighting the Red-Haired Pirates.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni:
- With Trafalgar Law. Their personalities pretty much complement the scheme with Kid being extremely violent and easily provoked while Law seems much more relaxed and calm. Their coloring (Kid being a red head and Law having dark blue hair in the manga) and their clothing motifs (Kid with his Metallica-esque get-up and Law with his furry (no, not that kind of furry!) style) also seem to reflect their opposing personalities.
- With his subordinate, Killer. Killer is much more level-headed and reasonable than his captain, and had to calm Kid down when he was about to get into a fight with Scratchmen Apoo.
- Revenge: His main reason for allying himself with Luffy, as he wants revenge on the Emperors and particularly Kaido. After seeing Scratchmen Apoo at Onigashima, Kid smashes him for having sold out his crew.
- Revenge Before Reason: Justified, since Luffy and Zoro have already blown up their cover, but, the moment he notices Apoo, Kid reveals himself as well, solely to make him pay for having sold out his crew by smashing him with a gigantic metal arm.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Apoo calls him naive and an idiot for honestly believing their alliance would have been enough to take out an Emperor, Kid just smirks and calls his traitorous former ally "trash".
- Slasher Smile: When Kid smiles, it shows his deranged and evil personality.
- Spikes of Villainy: His pre-timeskip outfit has spiky shoulders on his coat, giving him a punk-barbarian look. He doesn't have them anymore after the timeskip, but keeps his spiky-ish hair.
- Social Darwinist: With respect to the New World at least, he believes that no one without resolve or courage should even be there in the first place. Thus, he begins his time in the New World by crucifying a pirate crew for their cowardice in trying to escape to "Paradise" (a.k.a. the first half of the Grand Line)."Live or die!!! Bastards without even that much resolve shouldn't have ever come to this ocean."
- Stock Shōnen Rival: All of the Worst Generation, except Killer and Zoro, are rivals to Luffy since they all aim to become the new Pirate King, but Kid is the only one to fit this character archetype. Aside of being the most prominent Supernova besides Trafalgar Law, Eustass Kid is insane, violent and often butts with Luffy. It gets almost parodistical when Kid and Luffy as prisoners in Udon, turns the forced works into a competion.
- Surprisingly Similar Characters: Kid's English dub voice actor Justin Cook also voices Eijirou Kirishima from My Hero Academia. Both characters have spiky red hair, boisterous personalities, and facial scars. Both are muscular and their fighting styles revolve around sharp implements (Kirishima's jagged fists from his Super Toughness and the sharp metal that Kid manipulates with his Devil Fruit). Even their best friends are both blondes whose first names start with a K. However, Kirishima is a heroic Nice Guy while Kid is an excessively violent pirate.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He helps Luffy and Law sink some of the Beast Pirates' ships and accompanies the Pirate-Ninja-Mink Samurai Alliance on their raid to Onigashima, though he makes it clear he's only doing so to get revenge on Kaido.
- Theme Naming: Aside from "Repel" which repels metal, Kid's attacks (Punk Rotten and Punk Gibson) are possibly inspired by names related to real-life rock.
- Worthy Opponent: Again with Luffy, and perhaps Trafalgar Law as well. He all but states this when he admits that he beat up anyone who laughed at his dreams and that the only ones who make it in the New World will be those that aim high for their dreams and consequently invites both Luffy and Law to meet up with him in the New World. Further proven when, during the Punk Hazard arc, he showed obvious delight at the fact that Luffy had finally showed up at the New World, and Law wasn't a 'government dog'.
- The Worf Effect: It's been shown that Kaido did a number on him off-screen, to make it clear that Kaido means business.
- Younger Than They Look: In comparison to Law, Kid seems older than him by a few years. In reality, he's twenty-three,three years younger than the twenty-six year old Law.
- You Will Not Evade Me: Inverted: Kid can use his magnetic powers to pull himself towards structures with metal, like enemy ships.
"Magician" Basil Hawkins
Voiced by: Shigenori Soya (JP), Taliesin Jaffe (Under T. Axelrod) (EN)
Age: 29 (Pre-Timeskip), 31 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Straw-Straw Fruit
Coming from the North Blue, Basil Hawkins is the captain of the Hawkins Pirates. He tends to act in a stoic manner even when confronted with danger. This is perhaps because as Hawkins is a fortune teller, he has little to worry about concerning his fate. His Devil Fruit is the Straw-Straw Fruit (Wara Wara no Mi), and it is a strange one. Hawkins can make voodoo dolls that will absorb any blow he takes and deflect the damage to the person the doll was based off of, and avoid fatal injuries as well, though with a limit of 10 straw effigies. In addition, it allows him to turn into a scarecrow-like monster with nails for claws, or create a demon-like entity that serves as as extension of his body, though his true power has yet to be shown. He also has very accurate foresight, though it's unknown if this is an inherent power, the result of greatly honing Observation Haki skills, or another effect of his Fruit. Another unusual ability connected to his powers is his tarot card deck, which can influence fortunate or misfortunate events to happen each time he draws a card.
After the Time Skip, he strikes an alliance with Apoo and Kid. He later joins Kaido instead and becomes one of the Animal Kingdom Pirates' Headliners.
His first known bounty was 249,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 320,000,000 berries.
- Accidental Truth: When Kaido gets drunk and begins rampaging through the town in his dragon form, looking for Strawhats and Law, Hawkins tells him that they are hiding at the ruins of the Oden castle, both to direct his drunken rampage away from the general populace and to eradicate the ruins, that are a major source of shogun Orochi's paranoia. He had no idea that most of the Strawhat crew are indeed at the castle at that very moment, and would've been wiped out if it hadn't been for Shinobu.
- Affably Evil: Hawkins appears to be against the idea of needless violence in social situations, as seen when he stopped his crew-mate from attacking a waiter after the latter accidentally spilled spaghetti all over his clothes, even apologizing to the waiter himself. When he runs into Luffy and Zoro in Wano he surmised the possibility that Luffy and Zoro were at Wano on a vacation when he encountered them there, and even politely suggested to the two Straw Hats that they should just take their leave before trouble brews. This hints that Hawkins would have simply allowed them to leave without risk of confrontation had the Straw Hats complied. However, despite this, in battle, he is very cruel and ruthless, having slain almost all of Brownbeard's crew and left Brownbeard on the verge of death and left him without the use of his legs. His voodoo-power itself implies cruelty and apathy, as he lets other people suffer the damage that he would otherwise sustain and apparently has no problem with it.
- Almighty Janitor: After joining up with Kaido, he's given the position of Headliner, a rank whose members are usually mediocre fighters at best and utilize Wrong Context Magic that is usually useless. Hawkins, by comparison, is able to fight Luffy and Zoro at the same time and put up a competent fight.
- Animal Motifs: According to the SBS, horses, with which he shares a calm, regal demeanor. As well, Hawkins spends much of the Wano Arc atop his Komashika, on which he travels like a horse.
- Bad Boss: Subtle, but the fact that his straw dolls work by having his subordinates essence inside of them makes it clear Hawkins is entirely willing to let his men be killed as a means of defense.
- Benevolent Boss: To his own crew at least, as he does not use his straw dolls on them. But to the Pleasures of the Animal Kingdom Pirates and the Wano Military whom he has control over he has no regard using them as dummies for his Devil Fruit.
- Cards of Power: His deck can create secondary effects depending on what he draws, though he is at the mercy of the draw and runs the risk of it backfiring on him and his men.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: He can turn into a large scarecrow, though this also makes him a bigger target, and he's still just as vulnerable to harm. The basics of his Devil Fruit still apply, as well. Kizaru trounced him when he used it. Granted, Kizaru would have won one way or another, but Hawkins didn't do himself any favors.
- Combat Clairvoyance: He can foresee whether someone will survive a battle or not, though the means by which he does so are still a matter of speculation; it may be some sort of innate ability, highly specialized Observation Haki, or a secondary function of his Devil Fruit.
- Combat Pragmatist: Hawkins has no moral problem with using Law's own crew mates as voodoo dolls who will be used as human shields for any of Law's attacks against him. He also knows better than to fight Luffy and Zoro directly and goes out of his way to create as much distance between them as possible.
- Cool Sword: A sword made of living straw with a voodoo doll handle, able to change shape thanks to Hawkins's powers without losing its cutting power.
- The Fatalist: Has the ability to predict the future, so a lot of his lines, actions and decisions stem from what he knows will happen. For example, Hawkins fought Kizaru, but knew that he'd survive, and attacked Brownbeard all by his lonesome, because he saw the shadow of death on him.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears a large and ornate pauldron on his left shoulder, which stands out on his otherwise cloaked and armor-less outfit.
- Fortune Teller: He can do this to predict what happens to people. He might either just look at the person, or use some tarot cards for it.
- Friendly Enemy: To Urouge, despite being rivals, they temporarily join forces while facing Kizaru and a Pacifista on the Sabaody Archipelago. It doesn't work.
- Green Thumb: At its most basic, this is what his Devil Fruit bestows upon him, as he can create and control straw.
- Hidden Depths: He may be a mysterious, voodoo-using pirate, but Oda says he actually has an interest in interior design.
- Hollywood Voodoo: Hawkins's Straw-Straw Fruit allows him to make voodoo dolls linked to his subordinates and then store them within himself. Any physical damage he takes is redirected to one of the dolls, which shed from his skin as they take damage. The fact that the dolls are made of straw may liken his powers to Ushi no Koku Mairi, a type of Japanese Curse magic involving dolls.
- Horse of a Different Color: While in Wano under the employ of Kaido, he rides a fierce-looking creature similar to the mythological Japanese Kirin, called a Komashika.
- Know When to Fold 'Em:
- While he seems to have Law cornered by using his crewmates as human shields, Hawkins is forced to improvise when he determines the chances of Law attacking him anyway are unacceptably high. He changes the confrontation into a hostage exchange: Law's crew for Law himself, which he agrees to.
- When he, Kid, and Apoo were confronted by Kaido, he and Kid learned that Apoo had screwed them over and was already working for Kaido the whole time. Hawkins saw that his chance of victory if he battled Kaido was 0%, and his chance of successfully escaping from him was also 0%, while the chance of surviving if he submitted was 40%. The way Hawkins saw it, he had no other choice but to join Kaido, though Kid and Killer didn't see it that way.
- Nail 'Em: His scarecrow avatar can spit nails with great force as projectiles.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Hawkins' name is derived from a real life pirate and a privateer. His surname comes from Basil Ringrose, while his given name comes from John Hawkins.
- Nice to the Waiter: Literally — his introduction shows Hawkins calling off one of his more hot-headed crewmates from attacking a waiter who accidentally spilled food onto said crewmate's clothes and apologizing for his subordinate's aggression.
- Nigh-Invulnerable: He has the power to redirect physical damage to other targets via voodoo dolls. He will only take damage once he runs out.
- One-Winged Angel: He can transform into a scarecrow-like monster, though this may just be a form of armor comparable to Cracker's abilities.
- Pet the Dog: His part of the Supernova introduction scene has him prevent a member of his crew from attacking a waiter who spilled on the crewman. This is a sharp contrast from the two Supernova's introduced ahead of him, Bonney berating the staff to bring her food faster and Capone Bege assaulting a member of his own crew.
- Psychotic Smirk: Despite his reputation among the Supernova as The Stoic, he gives a few particularly malicious smiles to Law when forcing him to risk killing his own crewmates if he wants to get a hit in on Hawkins.
- Puppet Fighter: He can summon a monstrous scarecrow as an avatar to fight alongside him.
- Scary Scarecrows: His power allows him to create a giant scarecrow that he can control or transform into a smaller one.
- Tarot Troubles: Draws tarot cards for various effects in combat — ranging from pursuing his enemies to his allies ending up hurting one another.
- The Stoic: Probably justified when you take his Devil Fruit into consideration.
- Unusual Eyebrows: Three vertical lines above each eye in place of eyebrows.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: All of his appearances feature him without an undershirt up until Wano Arc.
- Whip It Good: He can combine his sword with his Devil Fruit to turn it into a large straw whip that retains its sharpness.
- The Worf Effect: After convincing Law to turn himself in, Hawkins is literally cut to pieces after someone releases the doctor pirate.
"Red Flag" X. Drake
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP), D.C. Douglas (EN)
Age: 31 (Pre-Timeskip), 33 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Dragon-Dragon Fruit, Model: Allosaurus
Coming from the North Blue, X. (pronounced "diez") Drake is the captain of the Drake Pirates. A former Marine Rear Admiral turned pirate, he is aware of many of the Marines' strategies, and projects such as the Pacifista. He is an "Ancient Zoan" Devil Fruit user, having eaten the Dragon-Dragon Fruit (Ryu Ryu no Mi), Model: Allosaurus. After the timeskip, he at some point joined the Animal Kingdom Pirates, and is made one of their Headliners and one of the Tobi Rippo, the six strongest Headliners.
He has a bounty of 222,000,000 berries.
- Abusive Parents: His father went from being a Marine officer to an exceptionally brutal and cruel pirate who was apparently no less terrible to Drake than he was to his victims. The fact that Drake bears absolutely no grudge against Doflamingo for being responsible for his father's death is very telling of how much Drake doesn't care about him.
- Accidental Hero: Downplayed. He happened to be on Minion Island as Doflamingo was enacting Birdcage thirteen years ago, but he managed to be outside the cage when it dropped down and was taken in by a Marine ship, and this made Rosinante's lie that Law had escaped on a Marine ship more believable, as the Marines reported they had rescued a young boy just before, which causes Doflamingo to drop the cage.
- Animal Motifs: Unsurprisingly, the Allosaurus, with which he shares not only the form of but also ferocity in physical combat even in human form.
- Animorphism: In his case, his Fruit is an Ancient Zoan that turns him into an Allosaur. He is capable of going either full Allosaurus or a hybrid form.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: X. Drake. The fact the "X" is pronounced as "Diez" doesn't diminish anything.
- Child Soldier: He fought for his father's crew when he was still a teen, and was the crew's heavy hitter even then.
- Contrived Coincidence: His father was the one who acquired the Op-Op Fruit, and so he was on the same island as another of the Eleven Supernovas, Law, thirteen years ago. It was a turning point for both characters, Law became a Devil Fruit user and managed to escape the Donquixote Family, while it was the point Drake joined the Marines. Both also had an important figure in their life killed by Doflamingo on that day, for Law, it was Doflamingo's brother Rosinante (which Law would seek vengeance for for the next thirteen years), and for Drake it was his own father Barrel (to which he holds no grudge to Doflamingo).
- Cool Mask: Wear a domino mask under his hat. After the timeskip, he wears a slanted headband along with it, with the headband going over one eye with a hole like the mask.
- Covert Pervert: Downplayed. Despite being nearly as stone-faced as fellow Supernova Hawkins, entering a room full of naked women in a bathhouse knocks him right to the floor. His reaction seems rather more pure and shy.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He easily beats up Caribou in the latter's mini-adventure after he has just defeated and absorbed Scotch, Kaido's henchman.
- Dark and Troubled Past: What little the Volume 78 SBS revealed of his past isn't pretty: Drake used to admire his father Barrels, who was a Marine officer at the time. However, Barrels ended up defecting from the Marines and becoming a very cruel pirate, violent to even his own son. Drake still followed him out of sheer fear, until he was taken in by the Marines.
- Diabolus ex Machina: In Caribou's cover story, after the titular character has defeated Scotch and is hailed by everyone as a hero, Drake suddenly shows up in his dinosaur form and captures Caribou, who later appears in the prison mines lead by Kaido's forces.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Attacks one of Kaido's islands, because he knew Kaido would retaliate. Guy's got guts. Apparently, he impressed Kaido so much that now, he works for him.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: His dinosaur-transforming Devil Fruit is part of the Ryu Ryu (Dragon-Dragon) family. This is a reference to the Japanese name for dinosaurs, Kyoryu, which literally translates out to "Fearful Dragon", using the ryu spelling. Worth noting that Drake's name itself is an archaic way of referring to dragons.
- Dual Wielding: A rare example where the weapons are two different ones, as he wields a large rapier and a quaduple headed axe.
- Enemy Mine: After Queen and Who's-Who oust him as a traitor to the Animal Kingdom Pirates, Drake decides to temporarily team up with Luffy, despite being a Navy spy, due to having nowhere to run to and due to a glowing recommendation from his subordinate Koby.
- Establishing Character Moment: Jumping in to stop a battle between Killer and Urouge with a sword in one hand and an axe show how though he is and how he's not afraid to pick up a fight.
- Foreshadowing: After the end of the "Age of Pirates", he comments: "now, the Marines must also change!" A rather odd comment to make for a organization he's defected and wanted by, right? Turns out, he didn't defect, he's still a Marine.
- Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a Musketeer theme.
- Generation Xerox: Drake's father was also a Marine who defected to become a pirate. Drake himself was later taken in by the Marines after Doflamingo killed his father, and then defected later to become a pirate. Subverted in that he's actually deep undercover and is still working with the Marines.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an X-shaped one on his chin, reflecting his name "X" (although it's pronounced "diez"). Since he's a member of Sword, and a Hero Antagonist at the very worst, it's also an example of "X" Marks the Hero.
- Gratuitous Spanish: The "X" is pronounced diez, as in "10" in Spanish.
- Hazy Feel Turn: Was a Rear Admiral before becoming a pirate. Admiral Kizaru seems to think that Drake switched sides purely because he was bored with being a Marine and thought it would be more fun to become a pirate, though an SBS implies that there's much more to it than that. Later, he becomes a member of the Animal Kingdom Pirates. Except he's still working for the marines as a the Captain of the Sword intelligence unit, and has joined the Animal Kingdom Pirates to gather info.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: His coat, pants, boots, and gloves are all leather and he is very much a badass.
- Hidden Depths: According to an SBS, Drake has an interest in both reptiles and astrophysics. He's also a Reverse Mole working for the Marines, and appears to trust and respect his boss's judgement enough to be open to the idea of working with the Straw Hats.
- In the Blood: Just like his father, he's a former Marine that turned pirate. Or maybe not.
- Ki Manipulation: He can use Armament Haki at least, having beaten Caribou into a pulp with it.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: His handsome, clean-cut features include an impressive jawline, and he's a Reverse Mole in Kaido's forces who's in truth the Captain of Sword, a Marine intelligence unit.
- Magic Pants: In Zoan form he keeps his jacket and hat, which simply change size along with the rest of him. His pants, boots, and gloves mysteriously vanish, only to reappear when he turns human again.
- The Mole: Drake is actually a deep cover spy for the Marines. He only pretended to defect from them and become a pirate.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Drake's name was taken from 16th century English adventurer and privateer, Sir Francis Drake.
- Nice Hat: In his first appearance, he wears a bicorne hat. He ditches it over the timeskip.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: During the Wano arc, he's the one that frees Law after he's captured by Hawkins. However one of Kaido's men spotted him down so with him unaware and reported back to Queen, blowing his cover. Queen and the other Tobi Roppo just played along and had initally wanted to wait till they found Yamato to confront him. But the samurais' attack forced their hand and they try to ambush Drake and make him reveal whom he's working for.
- Non-Mammalian Hair: In his fully Zoan form, although it's justified due to how Zoan Fruits work. It's more apparent in Drake's post-timeskip design, where you can actually see his hair on his Allosaurus form due to him not wearing a hat anymore.
- Older Than They Look: At nineteen years old he looked like he could be a preteen, and in-universe his description was close enough to the then-thirteen Trafalgar Law for Doflamingo to think the Marines had Law in custody instead of Drake.
- The Stoic: Much more patient and observant than some other Supernovas, but not to the level as Hawkins.
- Tyrannosaurus rex: Not quite. He wields a Zoan Fruit that can turn him into an Allosaurus, which very closely resembles a T. rex.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As seen in an SBS where Oda drew the Supernovas as kids; serious, perpetually frowning Drake used to be a Moe Cheerful Child with a grin a mile wide. Then his father defected from the Marines and became a cruel pirate, Drake was constantly abused and only followed his parent he once admired out of fear, and when Doflamingo's crew came a-knocking, Drake instantly jumped ship and left his father to die. His horrible experiences left him with a near-permanent frown now.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Wears leather jackets without anything underneath.
- Weaksauce Weakness: The sight of a naked woman's body is enough to leave him paralyzed and helpless.
- Wild Card: Aside from his status as a Marine defector, his aims remain completely mysterious. After The Reveal, things somewhat resolve themselves - he's a deep-cover Marine spy for a Reasonable Authority Figure with a soft spot for the Straw Hats, and decides to form an alliance with them once his cover is blown.
- "X" Makes Anything Cool: It's pretty much his motif. The X-shaped scar on his chin, the "X" tattoo on his torso and the fact that his family name "Diez" is represented by a "X". The last of these may be his way of distancing himself from his father, Diez Barrels.
- You Killed My Father: Averted. Doflamingo is responsible for the death of Barrels, but Drake carries no grudge because his father was a complete scumbag.
"Roar of the Sea" Scratchmen Apoo
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (JP), Brad Venable (EN)
Age: 29 (Pre-Timeskip), 31 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Unnamed Music Fruit
Being from the Longarm Tribe in the Grand Line, Scratchmen Apoo as such has arms so long, they're double-jointed. Captain of the On Air Pirates, Apoo's bounty is 350 million berries. Although Apoo's fighting style seems to be mostly defensive, as shown with his brief skirmish with another of the Supernovas, Eustass Kid, he still can't deny himself a good brawl should the opportunity present itself. He seems to be rather perceptive as when witnessing another Supernova Roronoa Zoro of the Straw Hat Pirates nearly attack a World Noble, he noted he gave off an "insane killing intent". His (unnamed) Devil Fruit power turns him into a one-man instrument kit, as well as mostly the reason for his strange appearance. The music he makes by playing himself, is not only mesmerizing but also deadly. He can make clean cuts by making the "chopping" sound, or cause an explosion by making the sound of Stuff Blowing Up.
After the Time Skip, he strikes an alliance with Kid and Hawkins. However, it is later revealed by Hawkins that Apoo had already joined the Animal Kingdom Pirates during the Time Skip, and that their alliance was a trap set up by Apoo to force them into a confrontation with Kaido himself.
His first known bounty was 198,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 350,000,000 berries.
- Animal Motifs: According to the SBS, orangutans, as like them Apoo is long-armed and gangly thanks to being of the Longarm Tribe, as well as having an affinity for tricking and infuriating others for his own amusement.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He looks weird and has a rather odd Devil Fruit, but he's highly competent and no-nonsense, and his Devil Fruit has consistently been shown to be extremely dangerous.
- Catch Phrase: "Check it out!"
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Manages to catch Kizaru by surprise and hit him multiple times with his Devil Fruit power, even slice him in half. Then Kizaru quickly reattach himself and defeat Apoo with a single kick.
- Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a Chinese theme, though it's later shown that the Longarm Tribe in general are Chinese-themed.
- Gonk: Apoo is notably more cartoonish looking compared to the average One Piece characters, and his caricaturish appearance is emphasized when he turns part of his body into musical instruments.
- Hypno Fool: Not exactly like Jango, but some of his instruments can mesmerize people for a little while.
- Instrument of Murder: He doesn't have one, he is one. Several, in fact.
- Jerkass: Apoo is an opportunistic pirate willing to do anything for his own gain and doesn't care about anyone else, he never intend to be loyal to the pirate alliance and willingly set Kid and Hawkins up to face Kaido, then, when they meet up again, he gloats to Kid's face about the whole ordeal.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While he's hardly one to justify his actions in setting Kid and Hawkins up with Kaido, he does make a point saying that Kid was foolish for thinking only 3 rookie pirate crews would have been enough to take down a Yonko. As with Kaido showing up in front of them to beat both Kid and Killer proves to be right.
- Logical Weakness: Killer reveals that Apoo's powers are dependent on the intended target hearing the sounds he weaponizes. While this does mean that those that hear his attacks have no way to defend against their effects, if his opponent plugs their ears, his powers won't affect them.
- Long-Range Fighter: Downplayed. Prefers mid to long range combat due to the nature of his powers and the fact they can hit very far away, however, if the target is too distant he can't hear Apoo's attacks and can't be hit. While he strucks some martial arts poses that indicate melee skill, he's yet to show any close range skills.
- Made of Iron: Despite getting crushed by Kid's giant metal fist, Apoo isn't very hurt and quickly counter attacks.
- Magic Music: The sounds from the various instruments his body becomes have different effects. The sound of his jaw-cymbal slices things while the sound of his chest-drum creates explosions.
- The Mole: At the end of Wano's second act is revealed that Apoo was already under the employ of Kaido when he joined up with Kid and Hawkins. His real purpose for "joining" their alliance was to deliver them to Kaido in the hopes of turning them into powerful subordinates.
- Musical Assassin: Has a Devil Fruit that turns him into an actual human-instrument. Its power is very versatile and powerful enough that it would have killed Kizaru then and there had it not been for his own Devil Fruit, and Luffy and Zoro turn tail and run after he catches them by surprise and injures them.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Apoo's name was taken with 19th century real-life Chinese pirate Chui A-poo.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: If Apoo sees a threat, he goes straight for the kill and does not bother with small talk or weaker attacks to gauge their threat level. Admiral Kizaru would have been killed on the spot had it not been for his Logia and Apoo immediately attacks Luffy and Zoro the moment he notices they are in Onigashima.
- Oh, Crap!: Apoo is surprised to learn that Luffy, whom he believes still imprisoned, has infiltrated Onigashima, but can only show a shocked reaction when he realizes Kid has sneaked as well and wants to get revenge on him before being smashed by a giant, metallic hand.
- One-Man Band: His Devil Fruit turns different parts of his body into instruments for his powers, giving this effect. His teeth serve as piano keys, part of his arm becomes a saxophone, and he beats his chest like a drum to name a few.
- Properly Paranoid:
- After the time-skip, it is shown that if he is ever invited over by an enemy, he will destroy their ship just in case they're hiding something like a sniper.
- During the war, he correctly guessed that the transmission was cut because there was something the marines did not want the world to see.
- Punny Name: His first name refers to his musical powers and DJ-like fighting stance.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: While Kid is pinning Apoo to a wall, raging about how he sold them out to Kaido, Apoo shoots back that he was an idiot for believing that just three Super Rookie crews would be enough to take on an Emperor, claiming pirate alliances don't have happy endings.
- Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Justified by having a musical Devil Fruit. Whatever sounds effects Apoo says, it becomes true, often under the shape of an attack.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: When Kid confronts Apoo over the fact he was The Mole for Kaido in their alliance, Apoo just laughs in his face, ridiculing Kid over him believing that they could take down an Emperor, and thinking that alliances between pirates would ever have a happy ending.
- Slasher Smile: Has a wicked and distinguishable smile thanks to his teeth shaped like piano keys.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: The only way one can justify the name "Scratchmen" is if they ended up becoming some sort of DJ.
- Superpower Lottery: His sound powers have enough oomph behind them to deal what would've been a fatal wound to an Admiral had he not been a Logia, so he's certainly one to watch. He ends up being powerful enough that he's in the Animal Kingdom Pirates well before anyone else, without needing a Zoan-type Devil Fruit to fit the moniker. When Apoo faces off against Luffy and Zoro during the infiltration of Kaido's fortress, he manages to sock Luffy across the jaw hard enough to send him flying, give Zoro a large, painful gash across his chest, and then set off an explosion that actually knocks Luffy unconscious momentarily, all from a distance. The only reason he doesn't get more damage in is because Eustass Kid blows his cover to cream him with a giant metal fist.
- Took a Level in Badass: His bounty goes from 198 million to 350 million in two years, overtaking Hawkins' who previously had the third highest bounty.
- Troll: He tells a terrified subordinate that you can't just run from a dangerous enemy, you have to make them mad first.
- Villainous Friendship: Apoo is an underhanded, extremely cunning man, and he seems to get along well with his superior Queen in the Animal Kingdom Pirates, with Queen referring to him as his "brother" and MC-ing the Golden Festival with Apoo as his DJ.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: His power depends on his target actually hearing it, thus registering it in their mind and manifesting damage. Covering one's ears to not hear his attacks completely protects one against his attacks. Out of ears, out of mind, no damage.
"Murder Machine" Killer
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (JP), Leo Fabian (EN)
Age: 25 (Pre-Timeskip), 27 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Killer is the first mate to the Kid Pirates, and one of the eleven pirates dubbed with the moniker "Supernova". A man of few words, much of Killer's personality is unknown, except he is slightly arrogant, yet much more level-headed than his captain.After Kid is beaten by Kaido, Killer is brought to Wano, force-fed a SMILE Fruit and becomes Orochi's laughing attack dog - Kamazo the Hitokiri.
His first known bounty was 162,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 200,000,000 berries.
- Aerith and Bob: All the other Supernovas have well though-out names referencing something. For Killer, Oda took about five seconds to think the name.
- And I Must Scream: Killer never laughs because people used to ridicule him for his peculiar laugh. Unfortunately for him, he was fed a defective Smile, which means he is almost always laughing and, at the same time, crying because of it.
- Animal Motifs: According to the SBS, weasels, as Killer resembles the Kamaitachi, Youkai appearing as weasels that use sickle like claws to cut people without them even knowing.
- Anime Hair: Long, wild, Super Saiyan 3-like blonde hair, to be precise. As Kamazo, he ties them into a long ponytail.
- Badass Normal: Killer is the only Supernova besides Zoro not shown to have a Devil Fruit. There was an attempted aversion after his first meeting with Kaido, as he was taken to Wano and fed a SMILE Fruit, but it proved defective and failed to give him any transformative powers, only costing him his ability to swim and to express negative emotions — while he can still feel them, he can't show that he is angry or upset anymore.
- Blinding Bangs: Sported this look as a kid.
- Childhood Friends: He befriended Kid when they were kids because of their common love for spaghetti. The real reason he ate a failed SMILE is because Orochi said he could save his captain, which implies Killer only became Kamazo in order to keep Orochi from executing Kid.
- The Comically Serious: This otherwise level-headed first mate eats his favorite food spaghetti through the holes in his mask.
- Deathbringer the Adorable: You'd think with a name like Killer, he'd be more unstable than Kid, but he's actually more calm-minded and level headed than most of the other Supernovas.
- The Dragon: Considering Killer is basically Kid's bodyguard, he is definitely filling this role. Especially considering he balances out Kid's nasty temper. For example, he actually tries to salvage the peace negotiations between Kid, Hawkins, and Apoo before a fight breaks out.
- Evil Counterpart: To Zoro. Both are Supernovas with no Devil Fruit powers and are swordsmen. They're also the only Supernovas who aren't captains.
- The Faceless: He is never seen without his maskm nor does he never even takes it off, not even to eat. Until Chapter 937 where we get to see his face for the first time without knowing that it belongs to Killer until Chapter 944 reveals that Kamazou and Killer are one and the same.
- The Generic Guy: While the other Supernovas all have Meaningful Names in one way or another, according to Word Of God, Killer was given a generic "cool" sounding name and design out of pure laziness. Not to mention out of the Supernovas, he appears to have the most unremarkable personality. This changes after he is revealed as Kamazou and his broken emotional state is shown.
- Gang of Hats: Like Kid and the crew, he has a Heavy Metal theme. His face makes it even more apparent, as he also wears lipstick like Kid.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Killer is much, much more level-headed than his boss, to the point where he arranges most of Kid's black market visits and generally every meeting to minimize the risk of his captain ripping some guy a new orifice, just in case they push one of Kid's many, many berserk buttons.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: A pair of spinning, reverse-wielded, wrist-mounted sickle blades.
- Lean and Mean: True when he was first introduced, but averted post-timeskip, as he's put on quite a bit of muscle during those two years.
- Mask Power: He always wears a metal helmet that covers his face, so nobody could hear his laugh.
- Mr. Exposition: Knows a surprising deal about Marine ships and traditions. He also knows the trick behind Apoo's music attacks, telling it to Kid, Luffy and Zoro so they can protect themselves.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: You know, the fact that his actual name is "Killer". And on top of that, his epithet is "Murder Machine".
- Not So Stoic: He is calm most of the time, in contrast to his captain, but gets visibly annoyed by Kid's argument with Apoo and Hawkins, namely since they should actually be discussing the potential alliance. After being fed a SMILE, he can't be a stoic anymore.
- Number Two: To Kid. Kid also calls him his "partner" which shows how much he values him.
- Odd Name Out: The only Supernova aside from Luffy who wasn't named after a real life pirate. Oda admitted Killer's name was chosen out of laziness.
- Older Sidekick: By four years according to Oda, in yet another parallel with Zoro.
- Only Sane Man: Killer is the most reasonable member of the Kid's pirates and is the one who tries to stop Kid, Apoo and Hawkins from arguing instead of forming an alliance like they should. During the assault at Onigashima, Killer takes this role much to his chagrin while dealing with Kid, Luffy and Zoro, who are rampaging and yelling at eachother for blowing up their cover.
- Perpetual Smiler: After being forced to eat a failed SMILE, he's now unable to stop smiling or laughing. Which is even more tragic since he previously wore a mask so nobody could see him like that.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Kid. Kid is an ultra-violent, incredibly aggressive and impulsive, and bloodthirsty brute of a man, while Killer is far more calm and levelheaded and is usually the one to talk Kid out of starting a fight or pulverizing someone.
- The Reveal: Kamazou the Mankiller is actually Killer, who was forced to eat a failed SMILE and was made one of Orochi's underdogs. We also finally get to see Killer's face and now Killer is unable to stop smiling and laughing, something he hated so much that he hid his face because of it.
- Satellite Character: Thus far, his character is almost entirely characterized by his relationship to Kid.
- Signature Laugh: Deconstructed. Killer's laugh is "Fafafafa", a nod to the song Psycho Killer, but due to mockery and his own hatred of his laugh, he ended up stopping laughing and started wearing a mask to hide his face. Sadly for him, after being force-fed a SMILE he can't do anything but laugh.
- Trademark Favorite Food: As shown in one SBS, he has liked spaghetti ever since he was a kid. As nowadays he wears a mask that covers his whole face, the mask has little holes in it to help him eat his spaghetti.
- Uncertain Doom: For over a hundred chapters. While Kid is sent to prison, Killer's fate after meeting Kaido remains unknown until the second act of the Wano arc, where it is revealed that he had been forced to eat a SMILE Fruit and became Kamazo, an assassin for Orochi.
- You Have Failed Me: Non lethal example. Under the identity of Kamazo, he works for Orochi but, after failing the task of killing Toko, gets sent to prison. Justified since his Kamazo identity is a wanted criminal, while his affiliation with Orochi is probably a secret.
"Glutton" Jewelry Bonney
Voiced by: Reiko Kiuchi (JP), Laura Wetsel (EN)
Age: 22 (estimated, Pre-Timeskip), 24 (estimated, Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Unnamed Aging Fruit
The captain of the Bonney Pirates and only female Supernova, Bonney has one of the more stereotypical views on what a pirate should be like in the series, which is a completely amoral person who destroys all in their way and looks out only for themselves. She has eaten a Devil Fruit that allows her to change her own age as well as others. She uses it as a disguise on herself and makes her opponents either too young or too old to fight her. Interestingly, the clothes of the Marines she changes into children don't change to fit their smaller forms while her clothes do, implying that skintight Stripperific outfit is so her clothes always fit her when she transforms. Other than that, she has also demonstrated a powerful kick to Blackbeard's face that was enough to make him bleed, suggesting a good amount of physical strength (a common trait for the strongest of the One Piece world).
She has proven to be a very rude and unpleasant woman who has a monstrous appetite and holds deep grudges for people who irritate her in any way, currently setting her sights on the Straw Hats. As a captain, she shows conflicting displays of competence. She saved herself, her crew, Zoro, and the entire Sabaody archipelago (initially, at least) by immediately restraining Zoro when he was about to kill a World Noble, which would have certainly caused nothing short of a Marine-issued Buster Call. However, she has been shown to cause time delays for her crew with her binge eating, even staying at a restaurant to eat for awhile while knowing that Admiral Kizaru was coming.
Bonney is hit especially hard by the events of Marineford, and unfortunately becomes caught up in their aftermath. However, two years later, she has somehow get out of that hairy situation, but is now apparently on her own, fending for herself and trying to hide from everybody. Eventually, her travels take her to an infiltration mission of the holy land of Mariejois, where she is mortified to find an old friend in a deplorable state.
She has a bounty of 140,000,000 berries.
- Action Girl: While her combat abilities gets little showing, Bonney is a very able fighters, especially thanks to her Devil Fruit power, which allows her to turn an opponent into an inoffensive baby or old man by simply touching it.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Blackbeard would normally have to turn her over to the Navy, saying she was too weak to be part of his crew but that she could still escape with her life if she accepted to become his wife. Expectedly, she answered with a kick to his face.
- Animal Motifs: According to the SBS, deer. Bonney is swift and agile, and while Bonney is a fighter unlike how deer are commonly portrayed, her ability allows her to take on the appearance of someone much more harmless like a child or an old woman. Deer are also symbols of innocence and in Christianity, of Christ himself, and Bonney has a strong connection to Bartholomew Kuma, a character with numerous Christian motifs who has chosen to sacrifice his life and dignity for others.
- Big Eater: As her title "Glutton" indicates, in her first appearance she voraciously devour an entire feast all by herself, making so much noises she annoys Capone. Just like Luffy, in spite of her enormous appetite, she's always lean. After the time-skip, she's on her own and is often shown stealing food.
- The Bus Came Back: After the summit war, she's captured by Blackbeard and then by Akainu, but makes some sporadic appearances in various islands, meaning she has escaped. Then makes a return to the main story by infiltrating in Marie Geoise during the Reverie.
- Connected All Along: Turns out Bonney knows Bartholomew Kuma from way back when he was a king in the South Blue.
- Cry Cute: For someone with such a rude personality, she is the only one of the Supernovas who breaks down in tears after Whitebeard dies. She cries once again when she sees how horribly abused Kuma has been, but these tears are fueled by anger more than grief and sadness.
- Defiant Captive: When Blackbeard had her in his clutches, she remained as aggressive and unyielding as ever, rejecting Blackbeard's offer to become his woman just as violently as you'd expect from her.
- Diving Save: Did this to Zoro. He dodged the World Noble's gunshot, but she saved him from attacking the World Noble. Didn't matter, as Admiral Kizaru would arrive anyway, after Luffy later punched that same guy.
- Fountain of Youth: One of the abilities granted by her Devil Fruit.
- From Bad to Worse: Blackbeard captured her and tried to hand her in to the Marines, but they afoul of Admiral Akainu and abandoned her to him, who showed an unusual pronounced interest in her.
- Gang of Hats: Her crew has a Chef theme.
- Hidden Depths: Somehow, she is dangerous/important enough to make Blackbeard hunt her down for a battleship and worry freaking Akainu when she escaped the government.
- Jabba Table Manners: True to her Red Baron, Bonney shovels food down her throat and has a bad attitude to match her poor manners, much to Capone Bege's chagrin.
- The Lad-ette: Rude, aggressive, vulgar, and an exceptionally voracious eater.
- Living MacGuffin: The World Government really want her captured for an unknown reason. Logically, her powers would be exceptionally appealing to the right sort of person...
- Magic Pants: Surprisingly averted, considering the norm in this series. Her power doesn't affect clothing, so she wears skimpy clothing to make sure that it will always fit her.
- Manchild: Has a tendency to act like this. However, considering the nature of her powers, and the fact she could literally turn herself younger, this may be a side-effect, or her simply acting her age. It should be noted that her true age was stated to be 24 post-timeskip, but even Oda said it was an estimation, because of her abilities.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Bonney's name was taken from the 18th century Irish woman Anne Bonny, a noble turned pirate who operated in the Caribbean.
- Never Gets Fat: She eats like crazy and she still retains her slim figure!
- Nice Hat: She has been seen in multiple hats ranging from whimsical to stylish.
- Overnight Age-Up: One of the abilities granted by her Devil Fruit.
- Pirate Girl: Definitely not the first, but she looks more like a traditional female pirate and is named after a famous real life pirate woman.
- The Reveal: She knows Bartholomew Kuma and what he was like as a king before the World Government changed him into a Pacifista.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Admiral Kizaru comes knocking she understands that it's no use to fight him back and flees.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: She manages to escape the purge in Sabaody only to be caught by Blackbeard and end up chained in front of Akainu, instead of entering the New World right away. However, she has escaped once more and reached Maregeoise.
- Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: Whether it's her own or her victims', her Devil Fruit powers don't affect clothes, unlike most other Fruits. Hence her Stripperific outfit.
- The Smurfette Principle: Bonney is the only female Supernova.
- Stealth Expert: Bonney escaped government custody at least twice, despite them being particularly concerned about the possibility of her roaming free, and her Devil Fruit allows her to change her age, making her difficult to recognize. During her sporadic appearance after the time-skip, Bonney is often shown aged back to a child. Not only that, but she infiltrates Mariejois by herself, in the middle of Reverie by taking the identity of an old woman.
- Stripperific: Justified in that because her ability doesn't provide Magic Pants whenever she changes her age, she needs something that will be able to fit her at every age and size, including that of a child.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Twice:
- Once to Akainu and the Marines, after they capture her.
- Much later, she internally exclaims this when seeing Kuma's sorry state as a slave.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She seems to especially like pizza, and the SBS for volume 81 confirmed her favorite food is pizza Margherita.
- Unexplained Recovery: Despite being arrested at the end of the Post War Arc, she somehow escaped from Marine Headquarters, being seen two years later in two episodes during the Dressrosa Arc, both times eating pizza and reading a newspaper in some cold and snowy location. She later infiltrated the Reverie.
- Vague Age: According to Oda, her age of 24 is merely an estimation. Thanks to her powers, no one is really sure just what age Bonney is.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: No information about what happened to the crew of the Bonney Pirates aside from their captain after Blackbeard came along is given, but it probably isn't good news. Bonney's card in the "Vivre Card — One Piece Visual Dictionary" databook eventually revealed that the entire crew was arrested and taken to Marine Headquarters with her, and that while she later escaped, none of her crew did, leaving their exact fate still up in the air.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Justified as being part of her wardrobe from when she changes her age, since her powers don't allow Magic Pants like the rest of the Devil Fruits.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is hot pink.
Capone "Gang" Bege
Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN)
Age: 40 (Pre-Timeskip), 42 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Castle-Castle Fruit
Coming from the West Blue, Capone Bege is one of the older Supernovas and he's the captain of the Firetank Pirates. Once a powerful Mafia boss in his native Blue, he became bored with his dominance of the underworld and decided to head out to sea to conquer and loot as many powerful pirate crews as he can. He has eaten the Castle-Castle Fruit (Shiro Shiro no Mi); his body is a medieval-style human castle (including horses and mounted cannons and all) and his crew (and anyone) can shrink and "enter" him to mount surprise attacks on enemies, and he can interact with them through a manifestation of his conscious self. If that's not enough, he can assume the literal form of a castle human and beef himself up with impressive offense and defense, but if his castle body sustains any harm in that state, his consciousness feels it as well.
He's rather infamous for his sadism, high class attitude, and very short temper. However, his most prominent attribute is his direct approach to victory. Bege is a cunning and crafty opportunist who always goes after the head honchos and no one else, just to enjoy watching their organizations dissolve into chaos after he knocks off the boss.
He also allied himself with the Big Mom Pirates during the Timeskip, serving as a "Rook" combatant in her ranks and marrying one of her daughters to seal his servitude, Charlotte Chiffon. Through her, he now has a son, Capone Pez, making him the only known Supernova so far who has his actual family alongside him as he operates his crew.
His first known bounty was 138,000,000 berries. His second bounty was 300,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 350,000,000.
- Act of True Love: If there was ever any doubt he doesn't love Chiffon with all his heart, he proves it during the escape from Whole Cake Island. Despite having the best chance to escape, Bege doesn't even hesitate when she's captured by Oven, and the mafia-pirate saves his wife by blasting Oven in the face with an exploding round, which brings tears of joy to her and makes their son Pez happy.
- All for Nothing: After serving under Big Mom for an entire year, working his way up the ranks to be in a position to kill her, and coming up with a clever plan to pull it off, Bege's entire assassination plan goes up in smoke: Big Mom's scream inadvertently destroys his missile launchers, his escape plan is ruined, and his treachery has been exposed to the Big Mom Pirates. Bege himself lampshades this, although he comments that he feels a little better that at least Big Mom's castle was destroyed from it. The final nail in the coffin comes later when he finds out that it's Luffy who has received all the credit for the assassination plan and is promoted into one of the Pirate Emperors, while Bege's role in the entire affair is relegated to being one of Luffy's allies. Unlike before, Bege is far angrier, with a vein bulging out his neck and steam puffs floating above his head.
- Animal Motif: According to the SBS, koalas, which share Bege's ability to protect his crew and family by keeping them safe within his own body, thanks to his Devil Fruit.
- Arch-Enemy: Has become one to Pekoms. First, he shoots him in the back and abandons him on Zou, which lead to Pekoms swearing revenge. Then he captures Pekoms, chains him up and shoots him over a cliff into a shark-infested sea.
- Arc Villain: Of the Zou Arc. While Jack appears to be the main villain of said arc due to the horrific actions he took against the Minks, Bege is the primary antagonist to the Straw Hats themselves as he captured Sanji and left his own crewmate behind for dead, which serves as the main conflict for the next arc.
- Ax-Crazy: When he was young, he'd decapitate animals just to see them flail and die while laughing. When he grew older he advanced this grim hobby to entire organizations, killing their leaders to see them fall apart for fun. He intends to do the same to Big Mom's crew by murdering Big Mom herself.
- Badass Boast:
Capone Bege: Take a good look, Pez. That's the way your Daddy lives!
- His moment with Katakuri mixes with Reality Ensues as Bege points out that everyone has the same power to change the future as Katakuri does.
- He makes a declaration to his infant son after blasting the shit out of brother-in-law Oven for kidnapping Chiffon:
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's a Supernova with an established history, Devil Fruit power, sizable bounty, and powerful crew under his belt. Also wears a dapper suit, as per mafia norm.
- Bad Boss: Stabbed a underling in the eye once and smokes the little guys in his body out without care for any of them. However, subverted after the Timeskip. Having a family with Chiffon evidently softened him a bit and gave way for some Character Development, as he now outwardly expresses care for his crew and is implied to have become a Benevolent Boss.
- Base on Wheels: The Castle-Castle Fruit makes Bege a literal fortress. It also allows him to turn his legs into tank treads thus essentially making him become this trope.
- Batman Gambit:
- Forcing Caesar to come out of hiding by threatening to shoot him with Seastone bullets (which he didn't have in the first place), taking advantage of Caesar's cowardice in regards to people that can bypass his Logia abilities.
- His ultimate purpose for allying with Big Mom turns out be a Batman Gambit; since she requires a blood connection and servitude to get in good with her, he married one of her daughters and worked his way up to become a "Rook" ranked combatant in her crew — knowing that she would eventually entrust him with watching over a tea party if he managed to get that rank. To that end, once his men are on guard duty at the party, he plans to have them slaughter her while she's distracted. It ultimately fails due to underestimating how much of a threat Big Mom is even when vulnerable.
- Beard of Evil: Grows a short, chin-hugging one during the timeskip. While being a married man humanized him, he still hasn't lost his ruthless edge.
- Big Fancy Castle: On virtue of being a man of class and an actual castle, he ends up being this by default. His insides do look very luxurious as well. His "Big Father" technique checks off the 'big' part.
- Bigger on the Inside: There's enough space inside him to house an entire army, including weapons and horses. He even has a fancy dining room decorated with portraits of himself.
- Bodyguard Betrayal: After he took on the role of "Rook" within Big Mom Pirates, he and his men were tasked with guarding the next Tea Party for Pudding's wedding. Unbeknownst to them (sans Pekoms, Brulee and Diesel), he was planning to assassinate Big Mom. He essentially tells Katakuri "Fuck you" when ordered to kill Luffy to avert a bad future Katakuri had foreseen... though ultimately, his assassination plan goes completely belly-up due to his own oversights and various other factors.
- Brooklyn Rage: His English voice actor, Kyle Hebert, gives him a Brooklyn accent to make him more mafia-like.
- Character Development: Goes through this after the timeskip; while he still hasn't lost his edge, two years of the New World, marrying Chiffon, and raising Pez gave him enough empathy to the point where he admits he does care for his crew, and is willing to protect them come hell or high water. A far cry from the Bege introduced stabing an underling in the eye for stating the obvious.
- Chess Motifs: Specifically, the Rook, which was the rank he had achieved under the Big Mom Pirates. Further invoked by his Devil Fruit, which turns him into a literal castle. The motif becomes even stronger when one realizes that Bege's overall bodyshape brings to mind this specific chess piece, implying an intentional design decision.
- Cigar Chomper: Always seen with one, unless when eating. Even his pirate flag, made in his likeliness, has a cigar in its mouth.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: His Big Father technique quickly turns into one; it's easily prevented from retaliating by Katakuri plugging its cannons with his mochi and Perospero immobilizing it with his candy, and any damage to it is reflected on him (and Big Mom can do a lot).
- Combat Pragmatist: Not above taking hostages and bluffing in order to get people to do what he wants. He's also smart enough to not punch outside of his weight class; when Kizaru and, much later, Cat Viper came a-knockin', he didn't even try to deal with them and instead ran for his life. Also, the only reason he didn't just take the golden opportunity to poison Sanji's new wedding cake to kill Big Mom is because Sanji adamantly refused to let it happen.
- Cool Guns: When he needs to fight by himself, he can whip out a classic little friend: the Tommy Gun.
- Cultured Badass: He seems to value and appreciate good manners, and wants his crew to follow his example. People like Jewelry Bonney get him mad real fast.
- Dark Is Evil: With his cool demeanor, cultured tastes, and brutal efficiency, Bege fits the image of a true mafia don... at least pre-timeskip. This seems to be subverted after he married Chiffon and had Pez, as he had grown kinder and more caring since then.
- A Day in the Limelight:
- Gets a lot of focus in the Whole Cake Island Arc, where he temporarily becomes a major ally of the Straw Hats.
- Along with his crew, Capone stars in his own mini-adventure, in which he and his crew search for Lola, Chiffon's twin sister.
- Decapitated Army: Invoked; Bege is a big fan of killing the leader of a group and watching the rest flail about directionless, a habit be picked up from literally decapitating animals to watch their bodies do the same.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: To Charlotte Katakuri, a man with powerful foresight and a bounty higher than Jack's. When he orders Bege to kill Luffy in a desperate attempt to avert the horrible future he had foreseen, Bege responds with one of the biggest "Fuck you"s in the entire arc:Capone Bege: All you can do is see a bit into the future. But it doesn't matter... 'Cause everyone has the same power to change it!
- Domain Holder: Capone has full control over everything inside his castle, since it's essentially his own body.
- The Don: Capone is the most infamous mafia boss of the One Piece world, and is called "(God)father" by his men. Italian dub and translation of the manga give him a thick, Sicilian accent.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Implied when Bege seems noticeably frustrated reading the paper that gives Luffy all the credit for the raid on the Big Mom pirates, despite the fact that it was Bege himself who planned out the entire assassination attempt.
- Enemy Mine: Jimbei attempts to broker a truce between him and the Straw Hats, as Bege is already in place to betray Big Mom (while he and his men posed as guards to the party) and they have similar goals. Both sides are wary, as the Straw Hats find his methods distasteful and Bege boasts that he might kill Luffy if he finds Luffy annoying, and with Luffy being the way he normally is...
- Establishing Character Moment: By the moment he stabbed that poor underling in the eye, we knew Bege was, at the very least, an unpleasant person to deal with.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is Happily Married to Big Mom's 22nd daughter, Chiffon, and has an infant son named Pez.
- Evil Genius: Bege's no scientist, but he's a really competent planner, liar, and boss, while having several resources at his disposal.
- Evil vs. Evil: When he reveals his plot to take down Big Mom. He does get assistance from the decidedly not-evil Straw Hats due to the circumstances, however.
- Family Values Villain: Befitting for a character based off a classic Mafia boss, Bege cares a lot for his family. He and Chiffon often show genuine moments of affection, and he apologizes to his son Pez after having made him cry.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: His Devil Fruit allows this of a sort as he can shrink people to enter his castle body.
- Faux Affably Evil: Like any mafia boss, he might come off as sophisticated and levelheaded at first, but will quickly resort to cruelty and violence towards those who are uncooperative.
- Foil: To Big Mom, of all people.
- Bege wears nice, dark suits and smokes cigars to portray a threatening image of a mafia don, and even acts the part. However, he loves his family, and cares for crew (even if he won't always admit it). Big Mom's clothes are obnoxiously colorful and carries a pretense of reasonable diplomacy... but behind closed doors she's completely nuts, with a destructive, homicidal temper.
- Their Devil Fruits also contrast — Bege's Castle-Castle Fruit "gives" people a place to rest, hide, and eat (provided the guests don't piss him off with Jabba Table Manners). Big Mom's Soul-Soul Fruit "takes" away the souls of people, which she uses to give random inanimate objects their sentience.
- Bege is a caring father and husband, who loves Chiffon despite her Gonkiness, and has been grooming his only child, Pez, into becoming the next don. Big Mom is a horrible parent and spouse, with many discarded husbands and her many children fearing her with two of them dead (Opera, Moscato), and four of them "betraying" her in some fashion (Chiffon, Lola, Praline, Pudding).
- Their own Character Development went in opposite directions; Bege started off as ruthless, bloodthirsty, and unreasonably harsh, but marrying Chiffon and having a son after the Time Skip softened him, to where he admits he cares for his crew and will protect them, come hell or high water such as blasting Oven for kidnapping Chiffon. Big Mom's monstrous, hedonistic, and fickle personality was the result of having trusted parental figures see her as some kind of meal ticket and enable her worst traits while not even bothering to properly discipline her, resulting in the sweet but mentally ill Linlin developing very twisted morals. Having a lot of husbands and a lot of children didn't improve her situation; it just got worse, and created a very large Dysfunctional Family.
- For the Evulz: Pretty much everything he does. In his younger days, he would cut off the heads of animals just to watch their bodies writhe, and applied the same principles to organizations; taking out mafia bosses and other underground big shots just to see the carnage that ensues as "the blood-soaked struggles for power", as Jimbei puts it.
- Flunky Boss: Bege's powers work in conjunction with his small army of Mooks, who can hide inside his body and attack without warning.
- Follow in My Footsteps: He hopes his son Pez will succeed him in the family business when he gets older, and has been grooming him for the position. To that end, he had been allowing Pez to witness violent events such as Pekoms' shooting and blasting Oven in the face with an explosive round, despite his son being a baby, as violence is in the nature of being a don.
- Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a mafia theme. It helps that his crew originated as actual mafia before Bege took to the seas out of boredom.
- Genius Loci: His Devil Fruit essentially turns him into a castle, where people can go into and everything. Additionally, he can control and reshape every structure and piece of furniture within him. This includes making cannons pop out of his floors, turning the flames of candles held by candelabras and chandeliers into knives essentially making them pronged weapons of sorts, levitating the weapons within him that are normally used for display, making tablecloths wrap around people, and even making the very floor underneath people within him like quicksand. His "Big Father" technique makes him a more traditional example of this trope, as he literally becomes a giant walking fortress.
- Good Parents: Despite being a ruthless and sadistic mafia don, he's a loving father to his infant son, Pez. Much of their interactions has him making funny faces and speaking in baby-talk whenever Pez gets upset. And despite taking Pez to see violent events like Pekoms' execution and his maternal uncle Oven being explosive-blasted in the face, it's merely out of good intentions to have the son succeed the father in mafia-running.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Nearly always seen with a big cigar in his mouth, besides that one time we saw him trying to eat at his debut.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Becomes one for the Sanji-retrieving Straw Hats during the Whole Cake Island Arc, alongside Jimbei, Pedro and Carrot.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: While anyone would be a bit grossed out by how gluttonous Bonney could be, there really isn't a need to consider killing her off, nor was there a reason to stab an underling in the eye for pointing out the consequences for causing trouble near Marine turf.
- Happily Married: To the 22nd daughter of the Charlotte Family, Chiffon. They even got a baby together, Capone Pez. Although marrying Chiffon was part of his plan to infiltrate the ranks and assassinate Big Mom, he really did fall in love with her and her kind influence shaped him into becoming a sort of Benevolent Boss. And if there's any doubt that their love isn't genuine, he quickly heads to Cacao Island to aid her after Chiffon goes with Sanji and Pudding to bake a new wedding cake to stop Big Mom. He arrives and sees Oven holding her hostage with the intent to give her a traitor's execution, with Chiffon pleading for her husband's crew to stay away so Oven wouldn't go after them, too. So, Bege decides to take the third option by feigning surrender... only to blast Oven right in the face with an explosive round once he has an good enough aim on him, saving his wife from certain death.
- Hazy Feel Turn: He allies with Big Mom over the timeskip, although he wasn't exactly a nice guy to start with. And then when he reveals his plan of assassinating Big Mom, he (reluctantly) allies with Luffy, who had a somewhat different goal.
- He Knows Too Much: When a living castle door in Whole Cake Palace overhears his talk about his assassination plan, he gives the door a look, and Gotti proceeds to cut its face off, "killing" it.Bege: Loose lips sink ships.
- I Don't Pay You to Think: His response to an underling advising him not to cause trouble near Marine turf? Fork him in the eye.
- I Lied: He threatened a hiding Caesar Clown with Seastone bullets, although he revealed that he never had any (what he does have are Seastone spears). And Caesar fell for it.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He can successfully snipe a person's head from at least a mile or two away, even if said person is holding a hostage. He saved his wife from Charlotte Oven this way.
- In the Back: Shoots Pekoms in the back when the latter lets his personal feelings get in the way of their mission.
- It Amused Me: Jimbei states that when he was younger, he would often kill the heads of rival organizations simply because he enjoyed watching the violent power struggles that followed.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Pulls this on Oven when he holds Chiffon hostage. Bege looks like he'll do it, only to shoot Oven in the face with an explosive round.
- Jaw Drop:
- He sports a hilariously epic one when Luffy decides to charge straight towards Big Mom alongside Brulee's clones, even vocally identifying himself among the crowd of decoys, potentially ruining their Wedding Smashers plan. Yes, Luffy did something so utterly stupid that he caused Bege to Jaw Drop!
- And then comes an even bigger one when he realizes the assassination plan has just gone belly up. That one not only is sustained, it is intermixed with cutesy eyes like the ones the awakened Zoans of Impel Down had because what just happened is so off-the-charts unbelievably bad he has suffered a mental kerfuffle.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though he has good manners in conversation (so long as something doesn't set him off) and a loving father/husband, he's a ruthless and violent pirate/mobster who thinks lowly of the concept of "friendship" and doesn't hesitate to harm his own allies (such as Pekoms).
- Know When to Fold 'Em:
- He doesn't stick around for the chaos on Sabaody Archipelago, picking the route with the lightest resistance and leaving without fighting Kizaru or the Pacifistas.
- When Cat Viper confronted him about shooting Pekoms in the back, he didn't even bother trying to argue with him or state his case and instead opted to run like hell.
- According to Charlotte Brûlée, Bege was the only Supernova to invade Totto Land and actually see Big Mom. As soon as he did, he requested to become her subordinate on the spot. This was all part of the plan, though, as he knew a head-on fight would end badly.
- In the past, part of his motivation of going to the seas as a pirate was for his own safety; he knows that despite his powerful defense, he would eventually be overwhelmed with all of the people who are gunning for him. Him joining Big Mom also serves as protection to it.
- Kubrick Stare: Given how his fedora tends to shadow his eyes, Bege often pulls his look when he wants to look threatening, or when he thinks he's got luck on his side.
- Laser-Guided Karma: While he plans to take down Big Mom and allies himself with the Straw Hats, Bege is still an evil mafia boss with a long list of crimes he committed in the past, as well in the present story such as shooting down Pekoms, his own ally, kidnapping Sanji and willingly use the Straw Hats to further his own goals and nearly getting them all killed. In the end his plans are ruined and he's forced to flee, is beaten by Big Mom herself, his ship is destroyed, and the arc ends with Luffy of all people being labeled as the mastermind behind his plan and he is considered an accomplice. And while Luffy's bounty triples for his efforts, Bege just gets a minor 50 million increase.
- Long Game: His plan against Big Mom required marrying into the family and rising through the ranks, which given he has a son that he didn't before the timeskip means this has taken him at least a year to set up.
- Living Structure Monster: His Devil Fruit essentially makes him a living building of sorts. His "Big Father" technique literally makes him a living fortress.
- Made of Iron: His "Big Father" technique helps, but it is fairly impressive that Bege has taken several direct hits from Big Mom herself and is still alive and functional. Keep in-mind, she was accidentally killing giant bears when she only six; Big Mom's strength will have only grown since then, so yeah, Bege is one guy with some serious durability. He also states that cannons don't faze him.
- The Mafia: He was the head of one of five enormous Mafia gangs that dominate the underworld in the West Blue before he eventually got bored and decided to be a pirate instead. He still operates his crew as if it were a Mafia gang though.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: He's always sharply dressed, and Bonney's Jabba Table Manners disgust him.
- Named After Somebody Famous: Bege's surname and given name were taken from two criminals. His surname Capone was taken from the 1920's American gangster, Al Capone, and his name Bege from the English privateer, William le Sauvage.
- Neat Freak: He demands cleanliness and proper formal-wear from those who meet to discuss business with him and he was disgusted by Bonney's table manners to the point of wanting to kill her. This also extends to Vito.
- Nice Hat: Wears a striped fedora to complete his mafia boss appearance.
- No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: The first thing he does to Sanji when the latter gets forced to enter his "castle" is to offer him food and a drink. This is while the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates are chained up and being held at gunpoint.
- Not So Stoic: He usually sports a cool demeanor, but he allows himself to be silly when it means caring for his infant son. And he can also be shaken out of his cool and composed state if something really bad comes along and ruins his plans. And if something really bad happens that means he's utterly boned, he'll be reduced to a boggle-eyed buffoon.
- Oh, Crap!:
- When he realized that Cat Viper was pissed off at him about shooting Pekoms.
- And again, when Commander Katakuri arrives for the tea party, already taking out an invitee who planned to get revenge on Big Mom. Katakuri can see into an immediate future, which Bege correctly assumes will put a big spanner into his plans for Big Mom.
- Experiences his biggest one yet when Big Mom unexpectedly unleashes a blast of Haki that obliterates the poison warheads intended to kill her while she was in the middle of her Villainous Breakdown. Not only that, the big mirror that Caesar carries as their escape plan also gets cracked similarly. He and his crew could tell immediately that they were so very screwed.
- One-Man Army: Probably the single most literal example of this trope ever created, considering he's one man who contains an army. The man can mount a friggin' cavalry charge from his chest!
- One-Winged Angel: His "Big Father" ("Ein Grosser Vater") technique turns him into a giant walking castle armed to the teeth.
- Papa Wolf: When Caesar Clown threatens to hurt Pez if he doesn't uphold his end of the bargain for the assassination plan, Bege starts getting noticeably angry, with a shadowed glare and a tooth-baring snarl.
- Perma-Stubble: To help reinforce the mafia don image.
- Pet the Dog: He's shown to be a caring father and a loving husband — the classic redeeming feature for a classic mobster.
- Powers Do the Fighting: For the most part, Bege himself doesn't fight directly. Instead, he uses his castle body to let his Mooks perform sneak attacks. When faced with an actual fight, he runs if possible. As his One-Winged Angel technique shows, however, if cornered he himself can become a dangerous fighter.
- Remote Body: When inside his own castle body via a manner somewhat similar to Robin's replication abilities, he can simultaneously move around inside and control his outer self.
- Sadist: According to Jimbei, he's the type of guy that likes to cut the heads off of animals just to watch their bodies flail around helplessly. In the actual storyline, we get to see this sadism in action when he shoots Pekoms off a cliff into shark-infested waters with a huge grin on his face.
- Sadistic Choice: Bege's first time meeting his brother-in-law, Charlotte Oven, created a difficult situation: Oven had taken Chiffon hostage and wants the Firetank Pirates to surrender. If Bege chose Option A (going after Oven to save his wife), he and his entire crew will be killed, which Chiffon begs them not to do. If Bege chose Option B (obeying Chiffon's request to leave her behind so he'll be saved from a traitor's execution), he and his crew would get out alive, but Bege would be without a wife and his son Pez without a mother. This being Bege, he decides to pull a bluff and pretend to surrender, only to shoot an explosive round at Oven's face once he was close, saving Chiffon.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Admiral Kizaru comes knocking down the sky. Also when Cat Viper does the same.
- Sealed Army in a Can: He is the can, as his Devil Fruit lets him become a human fortress.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Appropriately for a mafia boss, Bege is always seen wearing a suit and, when privately meeting with others, demands they do the same.
- Shout-Out: Bege being stated to cut off animals' heads is a reference to The Godfather, in which Tom Hagen, the consigliere of the Corleone family coerced a target into doing what the eponymous Godfather wanted by having the head of the target's prized stallion decapitated.
- Slasher Smile: He bears a particularly vicious one while firing his pistol into Pekoms and sending him over a cliff.
- The Starscream: He has no intention of staying under Big Mom; he's actually gunning for her head just to see her entire organization collapse and laugh at the carnage that would ensue. This was foreshadowed earlier: while he joined up with Big Mom on the spot after attacking her territory, Pekoms was also seen telling him not to underestimate Big Mom before his apparent execution.
- Stone Wall: Defensively, the Castle-Castle Fruit is a top-notch ability. Not so much the case offensively, as Bege rarely tries to attack enemies himself (he depends on his crew to do that for him in the first place), and the few times he attempts to, he is easily thwarted.
- Straight for the Commander: As a Mafia boss and a pirate, his ideology has always been to go straight for the leader, take them out, and then let the subordinates scramble in the chaos. As of the Totto Land arc, he had been planning to gun for Big Mom, and at this point he's nearly succeeding thanks to the support of some very powerful allies.
- The Strategist: Bege's strongest point is not raw strength or even his rather powerful Devil Fruit, but his excellent use of tactics coupled with great perception of enemy weaknesses.
- Strong Family Resemblance: His son Pez looks almost just like him, down to the hat, cigar-shaped pacifier, and stubble.
- Synchronization: Because his fortresses are based off his Devil Fruit and therefore extensions of himself, directly damaging his fortresses will transfer to Bege in the form of severe bodily injuries as if he was being attacked himself.
- Super Mob Boss: He used to be a Mafia leader who dominated the whole crime underworld of the West Blue, when he changes his job to become a pirate, he still acts and dresses like a Mafia leader, he is a major threat thanks to his powers and his subordinates.
- Take a Third Option: What Bege ultimately does to save Chiffon from being killed by Oven, her own brother. He doesn't want to risk the safety of his crew and his son by gunning after Oven, but he doesn't want to lose his wife, either. So he pretends to surrender... and blasts the shit out of Oven once he was close enough.
- Tank Goodness: Somehow, he can turn his own legs into tank treads, not unlike Franky. This can even apply to his ship, whenever he wants to travel by land.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The proposed alliance between Luffy and him to take down Big Mom is this; Luffy wants to at least punch Bege out for shooting Pekoms, Bege is wary about Luffy in general, and Caesar Clown is dragged into this mess against his will thanks to Bege getting his heart. Even if Jimbei is there to calm them down and make them focus to their shared goals, it's made clear that they hate each others' guts.
- Time for Plan B: When his plan for killing Big Mom fails and he and his group are cornered by Big Mom's crew (who are recovering thanks to Katakuri) and his escape route is "closed", he hurriedly turns into "Big Father" and tells his group to get inside him quickly. But even then, as his castle form is immobilized and Big Mom assaults him, he can't hold on for long, so plans to retreat with everyone, with Germa 66 covering him.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: His wife, Chiffon, towers over him.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Compare Bege pre-timeskip, who wants to kill Jewelry Bonney for her atrocious manners and stabs a subordinate's eye for talking out of turn... to Bege post-timeskip, who is happily married to his wife Chiffon and making goofy faces for his infant son.
- True Companions: He admits that while he may not care of whoever's working with him, he still treasures his crew and family and would do anything but let them die.
- Underestimating Badassery: For all of his careful planning to assassinate her as quickly and cleanly as possible, he ultimately still underestimated Big Mom, just like Pekoms said he would. He did not plan on her Haki simply being powerful enough to destroy his missiles and his escape route, leaving him and the entire alliance stuck in a death trap against the entirety of the Big Mom pirates.
- Victory Is Boring: This is what drove him to become a pirate; a former land-based Mafia boss, he dominated the people and the Underworld of the West Blue before getting bored with the lack of challenge and deciding to head out to sea.
- War for Fun and Profit: Played the trope straight to a tee in his Mafia days; he started wars with other mafias and various underworld factions just to kill their leaders, take their stuff, and watch their subordinates panic aimlessly for his amusement.
- Why Didn't I Think of That?: Has this absolutely cold-blooded reaction when it's brought up he could just abandon his temporary assassination allies to die while he runs away to safety and gets a nasty chuckle out of it, but ultimately doesn't go through with it because he'd rather not make even more enemies than he already has at present.
- Wicked Cultured:
- Enjoys gourmet cuisine and fine wine, and his personal meeting room appears quite fancy.
- Watching paintings is one of his hobbies, according to supplementary material.
- The Worf Effect: Inverted. In the manga, his Big Father form is summarily disabled before it can even begin to put up a fight, but in the anime, it's given some moments where it bears down on Charlotte Linlin and the Big Mom Pirates with giant tank treads and intimidating firepower before being disabled.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Shoots down Pekoms when the latter decides to not take Sanji with them out of gratitude, which would have caused one of their missions to fail. He even says that Pekoms was now useless shortly after dispatching him.
"Mad Monk" Urouge
Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP), Major Attaway (EN)
Age: 45 (Pre-Timeskip), 47 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Unnamed Strength enhancing Fruit
Urouge is the captain of the Fallen Monk Pirates and the oldest supernova and he has the smallest bounty of the group. He is a Mighty Glacier who hails from a sky island, as you might have figured. He has a perpetual smile on his face which never goes away, even when he's seen showing fear. He has a Devil Fruit that allows him to rapidly expand his muscles.
He has a bounty of 108,000,000 berries.
- Animal Motifs: According to the SBS, elephants, fitting as Urouge is a massive man with extraordinary physical strength. As well, elephants are considered holy animals in Buddhist tradition, which Urouge takes much of his appearance and theme from.
- Beard of Evil: A notorious bearded pirate.
- Call-Back: He is a Bilkan, meaning he is from the same place Eneru and his followers came from.
- Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a monk theme.
- Hidden Depths: For such a notorious pirate Urouge surprisingly seems to be respectful toward people's plights, as he did not stop Kaido when the man attempted to commit suicide and instead prayed for him.
- Kavorka Man: Oda says Urouge's favorite hobbies is "love affairs", but given the man he was based on, it's not so surprising.
- Large and in Charge: He's the largest member of his crew, and he's the Captain.
- Mighty Glacier: He's not the fastest guy around, but he packs quite a punch, and is very much tough as hell as well.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: During the time skip, he defeated one of Big Mom's Sweet Commanders. Alas, Charlotte Cracker defeated Urogue some time afterwords, but there's now only three of these commanders rather than four. He also succesfully escaped with his life while most would be kicked out in humiliation or killed. While it is slightly neutered by the later detail that Snack was the weakest of the Sweet Commanders, it's still an impressive feat.
- 108: He's worth 108,000,000. in reference to the 108 Temptations in Buddhism and his monk theme.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Urouge drops his grin when he sees Kaido coming near him.
- Perpetual Smiler: Even when he's sad. Except for that one time he was just confused by an island that was constantly spewing lightning. And when he realizes that Kaido is approaching he and his crew.
- Super Mode: His unknown Devil Fruit allows him to become incredibly muscular and gain the strength to knock a Pacifista around. It's subtly implied that the Devil Fruit allows him to convert the damage he takes into physical strength, but is unconfirmed.
- Telephone Polearm: According to Oda, it's actually a ''pencil''. And he's looking for a suitable sharpener.
- Took a Level in Badass: He went from being unable to defeat a single Pacifista during the events at Sabaody Archipelago to taking down one of Big Mom's Four Sweet Commanders after the timeskip.
- Warrior Monk: It's in his Red Baron, if his appearance didn't give it away.
- Winged Humanoid: Comes with being from a sky island.