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This page is dedicated exclusively to One Piece's Posthumous Characters. By default, all characters listed here passed on long ago, or are currently presumed deceased. You have been warned.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Their deaths tend to be very drawn out and dramatic. Kuina is probably the only exception, getting a comparatively lame death instead, although her death was still a big source of angst; partially because her death was so lame and anticlimactic for a girl who had sworn she'd be the strongest swordswoman alive.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Many of them are Parental Substitutes who taught a thing or two to characters in the present, so naturally they die in order to propel them forward.
- Posthumous Character: All these characters are dead by the time the series starts. Kuina is the only exception (at least in the 4Kids anime dub, where she is permanently crippled by a bunch of Sore Losers and has her dream crushed, certainly a Fate Worse than Death).
- Walking Spoiler: Because these characters tend to play a major role in shaping the personalities and goals of several other important characters, they end up being this by default.
East Blue Saga
Gol D. Roger "The Pirate King"
Young Voice: Takeshi Kusao (JP), Marcus D. Stimac (EN, Funi)
Older Voice: Chikao Ohtsuka (JP, first voice), Masane Tsukayama (JP, second voice) David Brimmer (EN, 4Kids), Sean Hennigan (EN, Funi), Arturo Casanova (Latin American Spanish)
Birthday: December 31st
Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)
"Gold" Roger, real name Gol D. Roger, is the captain of the Roger Pirates and the great legendary pirate that started the Great Age of Pirates on his execution scaffold twenty-two years ago. His legendary treasure, One Piece, is sought after by pirates the world over, and the one who reaches the hidden island Raftel at the end of the Grand Line and finds it will inherit his title of Pirate King. He just happens to be Ace's dad.
- Accidental Misnaming: In a flashback, he complains to Whitebeard about the Government calling him "Gold" Roger instead of his correct name. May possibly be Malicious Misnaming since the Marines were already aware of what kind of impact the D people have, even if they don't know what the D means, and he's called "Gold" so that he won't be referred to as a D person. People who personally know him know better, though.
- Ambiguously Evil: Several stories around him are about how he was a great man, but just as many claim that he was evil. The legitimacy of both interpretations is tenuous at best. According to Vice Admiral Garp, Roger was a short-tempered, violent, and selfish man when angry. His actions were pure and straight, like a child's, but completely merciless to an enemy.
- Badass Mustache: While not as epic as Whitebeard's, Roger has some impressive hair.
- Badass Normal: Undeniably, one of the key aspects to his legendary status- this was a man who was just that good. One who led an entire crew who genuinely believed that Devil Fruits' instant Super Drowning Skills tradeoff for ridiculous physics breaking powers was not worth it. For someone to be WHITEBEARD'S one true rival and be completely unaided says leagues.
- Benevolent Boss: Seems like it. Silvers Rayleigh, his partner, described him as a "magnificent man". Shanks and Buggy also seemed saddened when speaking of his death, and both cried a lot at his execution.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Inverted; he decided to be killed rather than die. Roger hated the idea of dying to disease and going out with a whimper, so he decided to turn himself in and face execution and go out with style in a way that nobody would ever forget.
- Book Dumb: Double subverted. Skypiea arc hinted that Roger had Ohara-level knowledge of ancient inscriptions until his first mate admitted that the crew lacked the intelligence to fully understand and interpret what the Poneglyph actually meant. The only answer we have had up until now is that Roger was able to read them through an undefined ability to hear "the voice of all things".
- Cheshire Cat Grin: One of the more notable things about him to people that met him is that he was always smiling, even up to the point of his own death.
- Charles Atlas Super Power: While never explicitly stated, it's almost certain that Roger could use haki and almost certainly possessed the Conquerer's Haki. Every single uber powerful pirate in the series so far on the latter half of the grand line can use Haki and it's all but stated that the only way to survive in the new world as a pirate is to either have a devil fruit power or use haki (preferably both). Given that Whitebeard and Rayleigh can use conquerer's Haki and Roger was the former's rival and the latter's boss, it's almost guaranteed that Roger could use haki and was really damn strong like Garp.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Roger kept away from Rouge in his last days for several reasons. The major one is that he's Gold Roger, and any kid he had would've been killed immediately once the World Government found out about his existence. The other one was that he was dying anyway and chances are wouldn't have been around for Ace's birth — and once the government found out his location, he wouldn't have been around to protect Rouge and Ace as well. Ironically, Ace still resents him, but not because he died — it's because of all the grief his heritage caused him in life, to the point that he questioned his own existence.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Garp tells that he would wipe out the military forces of entire countries because they spoke ill of his crew.
- Do Not Go Gentle: The World Government intended for his execution to be a warning to all pirates. However, Roger turned it into the moment that would start the Golden Age of Piracy. And as Rayleigh revealed, this is what he intended to do all along.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Specifically invokes this with Garp, reasoning that they are as good as friends given how long they've known each other, and on this principle trusts Garp to protect his newborn son from the Marines. Despite Garp's initial disbelief, it works.
- Friendly Enemy: With Whitebeard. There was a flashback moment after he became Pirate King, where he and Whitebeard shared a drink, offered to tell Whitebeard the location of Raftel, and told him what The Will of D means.
- Generation Xerox:
- An odd example. Flashbacks show that in his younger days, Roger really did look almost exactly like Luffy. Despite that, there are no indications that he and Luffy are blood-related in any way ('D' initial aside, of course).
- Ace, despite all the bitterness and resentment he had for his sire, ironically enough inherited many of his personality traits, including his inability to back down from a fight, unfortunately.
- Genius Bruiser: Subverted. Back in the Skypeia arc, it was discovered that Gol D. Roger was not only on Skypeia, but capable of reading and writing the language of the Poneglyphs that only those like Clover and the scholars of Ohara could do, making it appear he is this. However, it's later subverted by Rayleigh, who mentioned that he couldn't really read or write the language, but still understood it via something known as "the voice of all things" (which is implied to have been the same factor that allowed Roger to understand what Sea Kings and the ancient elephant Zunisha, where Zou is on, were saying.)
- Go Out with a Smile: As expected of a "D." Not that he isn't usually smiling to begin with.
- Gun And Sword: Seen wielding both in Chapter Zero.
- Hero of Another Story: He conquered the Grand Line!
- Hidden Eyes: It wasn't until Sabaody Archipelago, over five hundred chapters into the story, that his eyes were shown to the reader.
- I Have No Son!: Inverted. Ace disavows him, and makes it emphatic that in his eyes, Whitebeard is his true father.
- Informed Ability: Him being the strongest pirate that ever lived is often mentioned, but the audience has never seen his strength directly.
- Leeroy Jenkins: The man was apparently almost suicidally reckless and impulsive, and according to Garp, it's frankly a miracle that he even survived long enough to become Pirate King.
- Like Father, Like Son: Ace inherited his impulsiveness and tendency to start fights at the drop of a hat to defend the honor of his friends and allies. While Roger was lucky enough to survive in spite of this, Ace got himself killed for this exact reason.
- Living Legend: To Shrouded in Myth proportions, but considering that he was not only the Pirate King but was rivals with Whitebeard, Garp, and Shiki, and every member of the crew seems to be undeniably badass (except Buggy, and even then, he has the potential to become just as Badass) and as the Captain, it's implied that he was the strongest member of his crew Yeah, badass all the way.
- Long Dead Badass: Twenty-two years dead by series start.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Not Luffy's, but Ace's.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: "I won't die... partner."
- Nice Hat:
- The strawhat that Luffy wears that given to him by Shanks was originally Roger's. In Rayleigh's flashback to when he first met Roger, the latter was wearing it.
- Before turning himself in, he wore a red pirate hat with his Jolly Roger on it over a yellow spotted bandana.
- Offstage Villainy: Though he is largely a flashback character and thus we haven't seen much of him at all, every flashback always seems to present him positively. By contrast, pretty much every villainous act he's done (slaughtering Squad's crew, for example) is always presented via word of mouth of his victims. Garp painted what appears to be the most objective picture of him available: to his friends, allies, and the adversaries who he respected, he was endlessly loyal and would spare nothing to help them out or protect them, but he was also renowned for his cutthroat ruthlessness and his incredible cruelty and brutality towards anyone who had angered or offended him or wronged one of his friends or allies and was inordinately fond of scorched-earth revenge campaigns.
- Papa Wolf:
- Was known to beat up anyone who spoke ill of his crew.
- He asked Garp to take care of Ace, since Roger was aware of how the Government would treat his son.
- The Paragon: When he became the Pirate King, Gold Roger was the supreme name among pirates in the entire world, and still is even in death. Not even the Four Emperors could hold a candle to him.
- Perpetual Smiler: The scenes in which he doesn't have a big toothy grin can be counted on one hand.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Before he died he revealed that he had hidden his treasure, the eponymous One Piece, somewhere on he Grand Line, triggering the new age of piracy from people going to search for it.
- Prophetic Name: Seriously, "Gol D. Roger"? This guy was practically born to be a pirate.
- Pure Is Not Good: According to Garp, he had a childlike purity to him, but more in the sense that his actions and motivations were clear and direct: he supported his friends and allies and respected sufficiently powerful and/or persistent enemies, but he was also renowned for his merciless cruelty and brutality towards anyone who had angered or offended him.
- Secret Legacy: The mysterious Will of D. that a number of characters possess. Apparently, he actually knew what it meant.
- Sins of Our Fathers: He was perfectly aware of how the World Government would react to Ace's existence, and since he was dying, he had no choice but to stay away and ask Garp to care for Ace in his stead. His reasoning even rejects the notion of this, stating that "an unborn child bears no sin."
- Super Senses: He's apparently able to sense "the voice of all things". With it, he can understand what nonhuman living beings such as Sea Kings or Zunisha said, and can even understand Poneglyph to a degree with this.
- Thanatos Gambit: His last words about the location of his treasure sparked the Great Age of Pirates.
- Victory Is Boring: This guy was never caught - he turned himself in. He had more wealth and fame than a hundred men would ever need, and seeing as he was dying of an incurable disease anyway, he figured he'd stick it to the WG one more time.
- Where It All Began: He was born and executed in his hometown of Loguetown. Fittingly, it's for this very reason that Loguetown is known as "The Town of the Beginning and the End."
- World's Strongest Man: At least shared this title with Whitebeard when he lived. Whether he was truly a little stronger than Whitebeard is unclear. He was the only one of the two to reach the end of the Grand Line and be called Pirate King, but it's implied Whitebeard could have done the same if he wanted to (and he never wanted to).
- However, keep in mind that Roger was a Badass Normal, able to match Whitebeard, who possessed amazing power on his own in addition to one of the most powerful Devil Fruits.
- Worthy Opponent: His relationship with Whitebeard and Garp can be summed up as this. He was usually prone to scorched-earth revenge campaigns against his enemies (or anyone who had offended him), but he genuinely respected them and was generally rather cordial towards them.
Voiced by: Machiko Toyoshima (JP), Priscilla Everett (EN, 4Kids), Monica Rial (EN, Funi), Xóchitl Ugarte (Latin American Spanish)
Birthday: September 17th
Debut: Chapter 5 (Manga), Episode 2 (Anime)
Zoro's childhood rival and the daughter of the Dojo owner Koshiro. She defeated Zoro about 2000 times, but believed she would eventually plateau due to being a girl. She's challenged by Zoro to become the best swordmaster in the world, but dies in an accident later.
- A-Cup Angst: Inverted. The fact she was developing breasts, period, was the source of angst because they reminded her that she was becoming a woman. Very uncomfortable real world associations with young girls having fear/poor self esteem/self hate for how their bodies naturally develop ensues.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: The manga never went into specifics about her having any emotional problems she had before her death, but the anime expanded over her angst about becoming a woman (which was only worsened by her father's Stay in the Kitchen mentality).
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Well, Arrogant Swordswoman in any event. She was tougher than even most of the adults in her dojo, and not at all afraid to flaunt it.
- Badass Adorable: Don't be fooled by her young age and cute looks; she was stronger than most of the adults in her dojo.
- Cool Sword: Her katana Wado Ichimonji. Zoro took it up after her death, and went on to develop his signature "three-sword" style with it.
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: She dies offscreen after falling down a flight of stairs. It's never confirmed what caused her to die, but the ominous thing that we are told is that she had an unsheathed katana out... and if she fell in just the wrong way...
- Fate Worse than Death: Her fate in the 4Kids dub. Rather than dying by accident, she is brutally beaten to where she is crippled and unable to fulfill her dream. This fits in well with the theme of the show of the importance of dreams, as Oda says the reason the foes are spared from death is because remaining alive to see their dreams crumble is a more fitting and brutal punishment. Then you remember this happens to a young girl and just how badly she must have been beaten...
- Goal in Life: Hers is to become the greatest swordsman ever, and one she shared with Zoro. Her death via falling down some stairs emotionally broke Zoro, because they were supposed to reach that dream together, so he constantly pushes himself to do it in her memory, if only for closure.
- Identical Stranger: Tashigi is one for her. Zoro... wasn't happy about it.
- Life Will Kill You: This is her fate in the manga version. She dies offscreen after falling down a flight of stairs.
- Little Miss Badass: She was stronger than most of the adults in her dojo, and managed to defeat Zoro 2001 times. He wasn't nearly as strong as he is now, but it's still pretty impressive.
- Master Swordsman: When she was still alive at least. She's even more skilled than young Zoro (who, in return, was far stronger than all the adults).
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Especially in Grand Adventure, where she becomes a playable character.
- Reality Ensues: As much of a badass she was, she was still human, and something mundane as falling down the stairs is lethal for her.
- The Rival: To young Zoro.
- Staircase Tumble: She dies in the manga by falling down some stairs, which compared to the others' Dying Moment of Awesome deaths, is really lame. However, there's a nasty footnote attached to this- it's not clear if a fall down the stairs by itself killed her or if it had something to do with the fact she was carrying an unsheathed katana.
- Stay in the Kitchen: This was about to be invoked on her by her father. After she dies, he recognizes it was a huge mistake.
- Unkempt Beauty: Is very pretty, despite having short hair and boyish clothes. Even one of Zoro's classmates notices how cute she is.
Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (JP), Veronica Taylor (EN, 4Kids), Cynthia Cranz (EN, Funi), Gabriela Gómez (Latin American Spanish)
Birthday: December 3rd
Debut: Chapter 77 (Manga), Episode 32 (Anime)
Nami and Nojiko's adoptive mother and a former Marine, she was a strong-willed lady that lived at Cocoyashi village with her adoptive daughters. She was killed by Arlong after deciding to use her money to save her daughters instead.
- Action Mom: The adoptive mother of Nami and Nojiko and she was a Marine.
- Badass Longcoat: She wore one when she was a Marine, which implies she was a Captain or another high-ranking officer.
- Berserk Button:
- She gave Nami a hard slap after her younger daughter stated that she and Nojiko aren't family because they aren't blood related. Nami got so upset she ran away into a storm, and Bell-Mère chased after her and they eventually had a tearful reconciliation.
- In a flashback, she gave a boy a hard punch when Nami reveals he said her tangerines "sucked".
- Boom, Headshot!: How Arlong kills her in the manga. The anime tones it down by making the kill shot a blast to the chest.
- Her fate in the 4Kids version, where she's imprisoned in a dungeon.
- Apparently 4Kids overlooked the fact that this means she had to have starved to death in the dungeon.
- Call to Agriculture: From a strong marine soldier to a modest tangerine farmer.
- Dead Person Conversation: Nami imagines herself saying goodbye to Bell-Mère and her reluctance to let go of her childhood home. Then it turns out to be more than just her imagination, as the actual spirit of Bell-Mère gives her a reassuring push like she won't be bothered by Nami embarking on an adventure and to get going already and not feel bad about it anymore.
- Death by Despair: Barely averted in her backstory. She had fought in a terrible battle that destroyed a city, ended up severely injured and was just waiting for her almost sure demise... then she saw little Nojiko carrying baby Nami in her arms and regained the will to live, taking the little girls in.
- Delinquent Hair: "Girl Power". And cool too.
- Face Death with Dignity: Even with Arlong pointing a gun at her, she just tells her daughters she loves them with a smile on her face.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Shot in the head point blank by Arlong. In the anime, this is toned down by having her shot in the chest.
- Famous Last Words: "Nojiko! Nami! I love you!"
- Fiery Redhead: Red haired with a temper to match. Just don't threaten her daughters.
- Former Teen Rebel: She was a renowned trouble maker in her youth.
- Good Parents: Unorthodox, true, but she tried to do right by her girls (including a time when she was so broke, she lived off of tangerines for a month just so Nami and Nojiko could have a more rounded diet).
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: One of the many good characters seen with a cigarette.
- Go Out with a Smile: Before she's shot, she smiles at Nami and Nojiko and tells them that she loves them with a grin on her face.
- Hidden Depths: A retroactive example. The people of her village were genuinely shocked that Bell-mère the troublemaker would join the Marines. And flashbacks into Bell-mère's Marine days shows her peers describing her as reliable.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She gives up her own life so that her daughters can live.
- Hot-Blooded: She is quite impulsive, letting her emotions get the better of her.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bell-mère was an impulsive, mischievous troublemaker (especially in her youth), but was also brave, dependable, and a good mother to her daughters.
- Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Her sandals are flung off from the force of being shot when she gets killed, exemplifying how violent her murder was. Some adaptations of the scene show only one falling off, while updates to it show both tumbling loose.
- Lovable Rogue: While she was renowned delinquent, she was also beloved by Cocoyashi villagers.
- Mama Bear: Towards Nami and Nojiko. First, when they were younger (Nami an infant and Nojiko a toddler), Bell-mère sailed in a raging storm to get them to a doctor and refused to be treated until her (future) daughters were taken care of first. Second, the only reason she did her Heroic Sacrifice was to ensure the safety of her daughters.
- Meaningful Name: Her name is French for "stepmother". Literally, it translates to "beautiful mother". Both definitions describe her well.
- Posthumous Character: Mostly. Her spirit appears to help send Nami off from Cocoyashi Village without any regrets when she wants to become a pirate but still feels guilty about leaving her hometown behind for the long term, including the beloved memories of her adoptive mother. Bell-Mère encourages her to get going already by giving her a pat on the back, pushing Nami out the door with gusto.
- Redhead In Green: A red head who wore a green, plaid t-shirt.
- Retired Badass: Was in the Marines for a bit, but retired early to raise Nami and Nojiko.
- Smoking Is Cool: She was a smoker, former Marine, and attempted to take on Arlong.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Bellemere? Belle-Mère? Bell-Mère?
- Take Me Instead: Bell-mère's current savings were enough to either save herself or her two girls from Arlong's crew. She chose to save her daughters instead of herself.
- Tsundere: Like mother, like adopted daughter.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Seemed to have this relationship with Genzo: she loved to tease him, he called her "little thug", but both of them cared for one another.
- Would Hurt a Child: Played for both drama and laughs, respectively.
- She gave Nami a hard slap after her daughter stated that she and Nojiko aren't sisters because they're not related by blood.
- In a flashback, she hit a boy after learning from Nami that he insulted her tangerines.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She had fuchsia hair.
Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (JP), Frank Guida (EN, 4Kids), Mark Stoddard (EN, Funi), Jesús Cortez (Latin American Spanish)
Birthday: January 12th
Debut: Chapter 141 (Manga), Episode 85 (Anime)
A quack doctor from Drum island and a former rogue. He became Chopper's mentor. His goal was to "heal" his country by attempting to cause a cherry tree blossom on his winter island. He has few days left, and Chopper attempts to cure him with a poisonous mushroom. He's tricked by King Wapol into a trap, but he blows himself up after giving a last, touching speech that sparked an eventual revolution within the country. Later Kureha uses his invention, a red colored powder that turns the snow pink, like cherry petals to "heal" the island.
- ...And That Little Girl Was Me: He explains his doctoring philosophy to Chopper through a story about a life long thief who was diagnosed with an incurable terminal disease. While wandering one day he witnessed a cherry blossom bloom so beautiful to lifted his soul and seemingly cured his disease on the spot. So now Dr. Hiriluk seeks to do the same to his home country: healing its ills by raising their spirits. Of course, a later conversation with Dr. Kureha reveals the criminal was Dr. Hiriluk and it didn't really cure him, though it did seem to significantly cause it to go into remission for decades. It also explains why Hiriluk is somewhat inept at actual doctoring: he spent most of his life being a thief, not studying medicine.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Or in this case, better to kill yourself with an explosive concoction than die from the poison mushroom you ate because your young friend went through hell to get it or from your tyrant of a king.
- Break His Heart to Save Him: As Hiriluk's condition worsened, he cruelly chased Chopper out of his home. He even fired a gun at Chopper, something the reindeer feared at the time. This was all to spare Chopper from watching his surrogate father die of illness.
- Comically Inept Healing: Dr. Hiriluk is a well intentioned quack who tries to heal people with frog livers.
- Cool Old Guy: In spades. He was the one who started Chopper's medical training, and who instilled in him his generous and kind spirit.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Undeniably. After giving one of the most heartwarming speeches of all times, he drank an explosive potion so that he won't die because of Chopper's poisonous Mushroom.
- Famous Last Words: "My life has been wonderful! Thank you, Chopper!"
- Full-Frontal Assault: Stripped himself of all his clothing in the freezing cold to show the injured Chopper that he had nothing to conceal, he only wanted to help.
- Go Out with a Smile: He was smiling when he died.
- Heroic Suicide: Essentially, this is what he did when he ate the amiudake mushroom Chopper gave him to avoid upsetting him that it was deadly, then downed one of his many failed potions that blew him up to avoid have the mushroom kill him and make Chopper endure the guilt from causing the good doctor to die faster. The explosion completely obliterated him, leaving nothing behind but his hat, which blew down to Chopper and allowed him to realize that Hiriluk just finished himself off.
- I Regret Nothing: His final words were that he lived a wonderful life and thanked Chopper for such a life.
- Improbable Hairstyle: It's shaped like a medical cross.
- Mad Scientist: A little, and good-natured.
- Made of Explodium: A lot of his concoctions tended to blow up. He also used bombs a lot as threats and diversions.
- Nice Hat: He wore a pretty damn nice black hat to go along with his coat. He also owned another nice pink hat with a cross, which he later gave to Chopper.
- Parental Substitute: Acted as a father figure to Chopper.
- Reformed Criminal: He used to be a master thief until he got ill and was cured by viewing cherry blossoms.
- Signature Laugh: Eh eh eh! Chopper would mimic his laugh back then.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kureha. She regarded him as a quack, but she still took Chopper in and taught him everything she knew.
- Your Days Are Numbered: Suffered from a critical illness. Subverted in his backstory, where a supposedly fatal disease he was suffering from inexplicably was cured when he saw some cherry blossoms.
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (JP), Daniel Penz (EN)
Birthday: October 9th
Debut: Chapter 286 (Manga), Episode 187 (Anime)
A explorer who discovered the Shandian homeland and became friends with them. His history with the tribe has had a positive influence on their way of life. Sadly killed when he told his king about their civilization (mostly the city of gold). But when Noland went to show him in person, the island was blasted up to Skypiea by then. The king presumed he was lied to and had Noland executed, with Noland never knowing what happened to his native friends. To add insult to injury, the king fabricated a fairy tale about what a liar Noland was, making him look like a fool in the process. This would have great impact on Noland's entire family line.
- Adaptational Wimp: In-universe. Norland was a tall, well-built Genius Bruiser. "Liar" Norland was a scrawny idiot with a goofy grin.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Captain of his ship, famous explorer, and singlehandedly killed a Sea King for food.
- Badass Bookworm: Not only smart but hella strong. He beheaded a giant snake, for crying out loud.
- Badass Normal: He couldn't have stayed underwater for 30 minutes to find and kill a Sea King if he had a Devil Fruit, now could he?
- Cassandra Truth: Played to absolute tearjerking levels - during life, people found his tales hard to believe, and for 400 years after his death, nobody has believed a thing he's ever said, even though most of his stories and explanations usually have factual basis or were genuine adventures he had.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He lifted a rockslide which was blocking his legs. With ONE HAND!.
- Cosmic Plaything: Noland's demise was simply because of the unfortunate timing of the Knock-Up Stream erupting for the first time and blasting all proof of Shandia into the sky, and a selfish, greedy king deciding to put him to death for wasting his time and money with tales of a vibrant kingdom of gold and voyaging out to an empty patch of sea and damning all memory of him to infamy.
- Cultured Badass: He's a traveled, experienced man with a fondness for scientific discoveries.
- Dramatic Irony: The children's book that portrayed him as a foolish liar is actually full of lies.
- Establishing Character Moment: We first learn about him through a children's story, which paints him as a weak, foolish liar. When he appears in an actual flashback, the first thing he does is solve his ship's lack of food by killing a sea king.
- A Father to His Men: Tragically his real crew wasn't allowed in the Square where he was executed.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: He was a truly strong and courageous explorer who saved the Shandians from being wiped out by disease, as well as who knows how many other deeds. However, due to the City of Gold debacle, he's been painted as a fool and a liar throughout history, and has become the North Blue's analogue to the Boy Who Cried Wolf.
- Heterosexual Life-Partner: After he and Calgara stopping trying to kill each other, they were the best of friends.
- Honor Before Reason: Chooses to leave the Shandian's treasures behind after they come to hate his crew. That left him with no proof that the Golden City existed.
- Genius Bruiser: Was an incredible explorer as well as a deadly fighter.
- Katanas Are Just Better: As if he wasn't badass enough.
- Made of Iron: He has some incredible lungs, as he dived underwater in the Grand Line and stayed underwater for about half an hour before emerging... with a gutted giant monster to serve as dinner for the crew.
- Nice Guy: An amiable person who was kind to his crew, is willing to help the dwarves and becomes quick friends with the hot-tempered Calgara.
- Nice Hat: Wears a large chestnut on his head. His descendant Cricket does the same, so it's a family tradition.
- Odd Friendship: Strikes one with Calgara
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Calgara's red; he's calmer and wiser while Calgara is Hot-Blooded.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Delivers a beautiful speech to Calgara about his "fear of the Gods".
Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata (JP), Robert McCollum (EN)
Birthday: October 4th
Debut: Chapter 286 (Manga), Episode 187 (Anime)
A mighty Shandian warrior who Noland befriended. Ancestor of Wyper.
- Badass Native: A legendary warrior of Shandian descent, who are known to be tough badasses.
- Battlecry: "Light the fire of Shandala!"
- Blade on a Stick: He wields a spear in battle.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Talks loud and really enjoys fighting.
- Bolivian Army Ending: He fell in battle against the Birkans when their leader decided to claim their land for himself after it got blasted into the sky. The last we saw of him, he charged into battle with his tribe, some of whom were already badly wounded from the upheaval of their land.
- Combat Pragmatist: Subverts Talking Is a Free Action and shanks Noland as he's distracted.
- Does Not Wear Shoes: As a Barbarian Hero and tribal warrior, Calgara goes shoeless. His wife and daughter do not.
- Epic Flail: Uses a really gargantuan one to smash a pirate ship in his Dynamic Entry.
- Fiery Redhead: Has a mane of wild red hair, matching his fiery spirit.
- Happily Married: To a Shandian named Herb. They had a daughter named Mousse.
- Heterosexual Life-Partner: See Noland's entry.
- Honor Before Reason: He's willing to have his daughter sacrificed to a giant snake in order to appease the gods.
- Hot-Blooded: In contrast to the calm Noland.
- Manly Tears: As he greets Noland farewell and promise to always ring the bell to guide him.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After making friends with Noland, he suddenly turned hostile upon finding out that he and his crew cut the holy trees of his people. Then, just as Noland is leaving forever, he learned that those trees were dead and infected with a grave disease that would have destroyed the island. This is his reaction to the news, running towards the beach and mentally apologizing to Noland.
- Odd Friendship: With Montblanc Noland.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Being a part of the Shandian tribe, who loves hunting and fighting.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Noland's blue. Noland is calmer and wiser while he is Hot-Blooded.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one in his first appearance.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He was originally very confrontational. After befriending Montblanc Noland, he mellowed out.
- Winged Humanoid: Like everyone on the Sky Islands.
Water 7 Saga
Voiced by: Yasuo Muramatsu (JP), Rob Mungle (EN)
Birthday: March 16th
Debut: Chapter 352 (Manga), Episode 248 (Anime)
A huge long-horned Cowfish fishman and a legendary shipwright from Water Seven. He adopted Iceburg and Cutty Flam/Franky. He built Gold Roger's ship, the Oro Jackson and thus was sentenced to Impel Down. However, he asked for time in order to build the Sea Train, an innovative device that would have changed the fate of Water Seven. He managed to complete the project, but he and his apprentices were framed by Spandam. He took the responsibility for the accident, and was sent to Impel Down. It was implied he would then face execution.
The Straw Hats eventually encounter Tom's younger brother Den, a Bering Wolffish merman, fellow shipwright, and marine ecologist, on Fishman Island.
- Acrofatic: Despite his sheer bulk, he can be really fast.
- Berserk Button: Don't ever, ever disown a ship you make in front of him.
- Big Fun: A big Fishman with a laugh to match.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Invoked at his trial. Conditions on Water 7 were bad enough that his attempt to build the Sea Train was considered important enough to grant him a stay of execution.
- Catch-Phrase: Tom's favorite phrase to say was "Do it with a Don!" ("with a Boom" in the Viz manga and "with Gusto" in the FUNimation dub).
- Cool Old Guy: Wisecracks a lot, very knowledgeable in ship making, and also strong and brave when the situation calls for it.
- Determinator: Even with a jagged harpoon in his chest, he was still conscious.
- Genius Bruiser: Qualifies as this, due to his feats as a shipwright (building the Oro Jackson and inventing the Sea Train) in addition to his incredible physical strength.
- Gentle Giant: Unless you manage to get him angry.
- The Hyena: He laughs at almost everything, including narrowly avoiding a death sentence with the promise of the Puffing Tom, and Spandam threatening an unprovoked house search.
- Made of Iron: Tom had been impaled in the shoulder by a spear Franky designed to never come out without serious disfigurement. Tom ripped the spear out with one hand without flinching.
- Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Tom has one of these with gusto! or with a boom!, depending on the translation. Untranslated, it's "with a don!"
- Nice Guy: Tom was a kind-hearted fishman.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When Franky denies creating the Battle Franky battleships. Iceberg notes that he'd never seen Tom hit Franky before, and Franky was kind of a brat.
- Papa Wolf:
- Do not mess with his pupils.
- This also extends to the ships he builds - see Berserk Button.
- Parental Substitute: Acted as a father figure to Iceburg and Franky.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead by the time the series starts.
- Sacrificial Lion: In order to save Iceburg and Franky.
- Signature Laugh: "Ta" (i.e. ta ha ha ha ha!).
- Super Strength: All Fishmen are considerably stronger than humans, and Tom is no exception.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: Well, Ultimate Shipwright. He was the one who constructed Roger's ship, and the then custodian of the blueprints of Pluton. He also created the Sea Train system that saved Water Seven from decline.
- Uncertain Doom: The story strongly suggests Tom was executed, but never actually shows the deed nor any evidence that Franky and kin saw it happen.
Voiced by: Koichi Kitamura (JP), Kent Williams (EN)
Birthday: April 8th
Debut: Chapter 391 (Manga), Episode 275 (Anime)
The head archeologist of Ohara, the home island of Nico Robin. He and his team were the closest thing to a real family Robin had on the island. However his team were studying The Blank Century, an act taboo by the World Government. The Marines managed to find out about this from the capture of Nico Olvia and track it back to Ohara. Olvia manages to get back to the island and warn Clover. But the CP9 reaches them regardless and the scholars are rounded up. Clover speaks on their behalf, revealing they found out that there was once a kingdom before the WG. Before he can reveal anymore, he's shot point blank on the orders of the Five Elder Stars. Despite being mortally wounded, he manages to stay alive long enough to help his fellow scholars save as much information from the Tree of Knowledge as they can before burning to death with it.
- Cool Old Guy: You gotta admit, standing up to the heads of the world despite the consequences takes balls.
- Cool Teacher: To Robin and possibility the closest thing to a Parental Substitute she had when her mother was away as he and the rest of the scholars were the only nice people on Ohara towards her.
- Didn't See That Coming: Robin knowing how to read the Poneglyphs, which made him regret not knowing and therefore not being able to do more for her.
- For Your Own Good: Had threaten to take away Robin's scholar license after she reveals she wants to study Poneglyphs with him and the others. Naturally this was to keep her from getting involved with the danger of the World Government. Sure enough, having the knowledge to read them had her being hunted down by the WG for most of her life.
- He Knows Too Much: He and everyone else on Ohara were killed because they found out about the Void Century.
- His Name Is...: Was about announce the name of the lost kingdom before one of the Elder Stars orders him shot.
- Improbable Hairstyle: Shaped like a clover, hence his name of course.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: Got shot by government agents as he was about to reveal the name of the lost kingdom. Subverted as it doesn't fully kill him and he manages to stay alive long enough to remove as many books from the Tree of Knowledge with the others before dying in the fire.
- Parental Substitute: It's heavily implied that Clover was the closest person that Robin had to a positive father figure.
- Punny Name: His hair is in the shape of his namesake.
Jaguar D. Saul
Voiced by: Takeshi Kusao (JP), Mark Stoddard (EN, Movie 8), Cole Brown (EN, TV series)
Birthday: March 6th
Debut: Chapter 392 (Manga), Episode 275 (Anime)
A giant who was a former Vice Admiral Marine who had ties with Robin. It was his unit that captured Olvia (Robin's mother) and her exploration team upon finding out they were studying The Blank Century. When it was ordered they be executed and their home island Ohara destroyed by Buster Call, Saul found the punishment to be way too extreme. He freed Olvia and defected from the Marines. Ironically winding up washed ashore on Ohara. There he befriended a young Robin as he built himself a raft to leave the island, but the Buster Call arrived before then. He tried to help Robin escape but was caught by Aokiji and frozen. His last words encouraged Robin that she had friends out on the ocean. It's noted he had the D in his name and smiled in death as most D's tend to do.
- Badass Beard: Looks like a lion's mane.
- Badass Boast: "You wont get off easily, having made me your enemy!"
- Black Sheep: Despite being a Giant, he despises the warriors of Elbaf and is much more calm and cool-headed. Oda explained that there are many other giant-inhabitated islands like Elbaf.
- Defector from Decadence: As the Buster Call ships came to Ohara, he stopped caring about his Marine affiliation and thrashed them to protect Robin.
- Fiery Redhead: Has red hair and is a talkative and all-around jolly guy, especially for Robin.
- Gentle Giant: Literally a giant and gentle enough to be a good friend for Robin.
- Go Out with a Smile: Just like the rest of the D carriers (and other badass characters), he died laughing, with a huge smile on his face.
- Human Popsicle: Or Giant Popsicle in any event. How he met his end.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Jaguar. In a twist, however, he's as much compassionate and kind as he's a fearsome giant.
- Nice Hat: As a Marine, he had worn the Marine cap, but upon his defection he exchanged it for a cowboy's hat.
- Oh, Crap!: Reacts with a huge shock to the news that the island he was landed on was indeed Ohara, about to be targeted by a Buster Call.
- Only Friend: Robin is practically friendless without him.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He does seem slightly smaller than other Giants seen in the series, but he's also not from Elbaf, which could explain it.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Even as a Marine, he was against gratuitous violence against the enemies, as he scolded one of his men for shooting a cannonball at the archeologists' ship.
- Signature Laugh: "Dereshishishishi!"
- What the Hell, Hero?: He's clearly shocked by the Government's plan to obliterate Ohara, and chews out Aokiji when he witnesses the survivor's ship being blown up by Akainu.
Voiced by: Yuriko Yamaguchi (JP), Stephanie Young (EN)
Birthday: February 6th
Bounty: 79,000,000 Berries
Debut: Chapter 392 (Manga), Episode 275 (Anime)
As her name indicates, she's Robin's mother. She was in the exploration team that was studying Poneglyps and the Blank Century. However the team was captured by the Marines and commanded to be executed while the Buster Call was ordered on her island. Saul, disagreeing with such punishment, helped her escape. She made her way back to Ohara only minutes before the Buster Call came, unknowingly passing her daughter in the process. After warning her fellow scholars, she tried to stop Spandine from coming any further, but was easily subdued. During the round up of the scholars, she finally meets her daughter after so long. She initially denies claims to be her mother, but ultimately breaks down after Robin calls out to her. When the Buster Call commences, she orders Saul to take Robin off the island while she and the other scholars save what knowledge they can from the Tree of Knowledge, during which time it's presumed she had died in the fire with the others.
- Action Mom: While Olvia doesn't engage into any fights on-screen, she did wield a pistol aimed at Spandine.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Like her daughter, her brown eyes in the manga turn blue in the anime.
- Famous Last Words: "Live, Robin!"
- Hot Librarian: Like her daughter, she was a very beautiful young woman and a lover of history.
- Mama Bear: Ordered Saul to help a young Robin escape from the burning island.
- Married to the Job: She always put her job as an archaeologist and scholar first, to the point that she decided to stay in Ohara and die trying to save the books from Tree of Knowledge with the other scholars rather than leave with her daughter.
- Missing Mom: Olvia deeply regrets leaving her daughter, Robin, at such a young age to study the Poneglyps and thought it would be best to keep her distance because of it.
- Significant Double Casting: She and her daughter, Robin, as an adult are both voiced by Yuriko Yamaguchi and Stephanie Young in the Japanese and English versions. Fitting, since Robin is a Generation Xerox of Olvia, with the same profession and intelligence, and looks just like her except for their hair colors (Olvia's is white, Robin's is black).
- So Proud of You: During their reunion, Robin was initially scared that her mother would be angry, but Olvia instead was amazed at how her daughter could do something at such a young age.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Really the only difference between her and her daughter is the color of their hair.
Whitebeard War Saga
Portgas D. Rouge
Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (JP), Taylor Anne Ramsey (EN)
Birthday: June 10th
Debut: Chapter 550 (Manga), Episode 0 (Anime)
A mysterious young woman only seen in flashbacks. This is because she was Gold Roger's girlfriend/lover, as well as the mother of his child... Ace. Whom she also died for, holding him in her womb for twenty months to make sure the World Government wouldn't get at him. She ultimately passed away — but not before entrusting Vice-Admiral Garp with the task of taking care of her child, which he did by taking him in as his adoptive grandson. Her full name is Portgas D. Rouge, and she is the first known female carrier of the D initial.
- Death by Childbirth: She died giving birth to Ace. Justified due to the strain of prolonging her pregnancy.
- The Determinator: The only conceivable way she could've deliberately stayed pregnant for 20 months.
- Flower in Her Hair: A red hibiscus flower to be exact.
- Go Out with a Smile: Dies smiling as she gives birth to Ace and entrusts him to Garp.
- Longest Pregnancy Ever: She was able to hold Ace in her womb for twenty months.
- Mama Bear: A pacifist example, but still. She held her son in her womb until she found a safe place to give birth to him.
- Plucky Girl: She wouldn't be able to hold Ace in her womb for that long if not for her pluck.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Ace takes a lot from his mom, and not just her name.
Voiced by: Akihiko Ishizumi (JP), Jim Johnson (EN)
Birthday: February 16th
Debut: Chapter 584 (Manga), Episode 494 (Anime)
The captain of the Bluejam Pirates, and an infamous pirate in the East Blue.
- Ambition Is Evil: He wishes to become a noble somehow. The King takes advantage of his ambition to use him for his plans.
- Asshole Victim: Implied to have burnt to death in the fire of the Gray Terminal after being defeated by Ace and Dadan. All things considered, it's hard to say he didn't have it coming.
- Bad Boss: He doesn't care too much for his subordinates and even headshots Porchemy for losing to Ace and Sabo.
- Badass Normal: Bluejam has no Devil's Fruit, fights with a saber and musket, but has a strong enough will not to have fainted when hit by a wave of Ace's Conqueror's Haki.
- Battle Amongst the Flames: Bluejam versus Dadan and Ace in the burning Gray Terminal.
- Gonk: He sports a sinister-looking smile, thanks to his peculiar teeth.
- Sword and Gun: When fighting back Dadan and Ace.
- Villainous Breakdown: As he realize that the King has double-crossed them and left his crew to die in the fire he commisioned.
- You Have Failed Me: Bluejam kills Porchemy after his humiliating defeat at the hands of Ace and Sabo.
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani (JP), Brian Hathaway (EN)
Birthday: November 9th
Debut: Chapter 588 (Manga), Episode 502 (Anime)
A noble that visited Goa Kingdom ten years before the start of the series, and was the one responsible for sinking Sabo's ship.
- BFG: Uses a large bazooka to sink Sabo's ship.
- Hero Killer: He shot a bazooka to Sabo's ship and sank it. Fortunately, Dragon saved Sabo from drowning.
- Karma Houdini: Gets away with blasting a pirate ship with Sabo inside of it because his ship crossed his path, but he claims it's because Sabo raised a pirate flag.
- Knight Templar: Saint Jalmack who shot Sabo mainly because he had risen a Pirate flag, though he was more angry at Sabo's boat crossing his path.
Fishman Island Saga
Fisher Tiger "The Adventurer"
Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (JP), Gabe Kunda (EN)
Birthday: November 5th
Bounty: 230,000,000 Berries
Debut: Chapter 521 (Manga), Episode 415 (Anime)
A legendary Fishman and leader of the Sun Pirates, who was known for climbing the Red Line, wreaking havoc on Mariejois and freeing thousands of slaves, both human and fishman. He later took the fishmen with him and formed the Sun Pirates, a crew composed of former slaves and new fishmen alike. Along with Queen Otohime, he fought for stopping the racism between Fishmen and humans with his own "methods," but bled to death because he refused a transfusion of human blood. He was also revealed to be a Tai Snapper (a.k.a. Red Sea Bream) fishman.
His first and only bounty was 230,000,000 berries. He still holds the record for the highest starting bounty revealed thus far.
- Animal Motifs: Given his name, the Tiger.
- Badass Baritone: The anime gives him a voice even deeper than Jimbei's.
- Badass Beard: The guy razed a citadel by his lonesome and saved hundreds of slaves of all races, and has the badass facial hair to show for it.
- Badass in Charge: How else would you call a man able to climb a kilometric, smooth wall for days and still have enough strength back to raze a whole citadel all by himself? This pretty much helped him gain following that made up his Sun Pirates.
- Byronic Hero: Like many fishmen he's prejudiced towards humans, but he shows some belief that there are good humans out there, and the audience gets treated to his thoughts a number of times.
- Cycle of Revenge: Defied. He's well aware of this trope, and despite his personal hatred towards humans, he made sure to treat humans and fishmen the same (for example, freeing all slaves from Mariejois) so as not to continue it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: During his adventures, Tiger was captured and enslaved by World Nobles at Mariejois. As a slave Tiger was abused, tortured and humiliated by his masters.
- Death by Irony: A blood transfusion from a human could have saved him... but it was denied to him. Though it turns out, that's just the story his crew made up to keep his heroic image. He still qualifies though since, in truth, he hated humans too much to accept the one that was offered, even though he knew that there was no reason to.
- Fantastic Racism: He despises humans like most of his kind. Although unlike many of the fishman pirates who would follow him, he had a fairly nuanced view, and realized that the whole thing was ridiculous and that there were good humans out there like there were good fishmen. He'd just been mistreated too much for that understanding to ever reach his heart.
- The Farmer and the Viper: He met his demise by ending up on the bad side of the trope, when Koala's parents sold his location out in exchange for the Marines not kidnapping Koala again.
- Fatal Flaw: His Irrational Hatred against humans ultimately leads to his death. What makes it tragic is that he knows this, and tried to overcome it... but in the end, he couldn't.
- The Fettered: Unlike his subordinate Arlong, he's careful not to allow his anger at humans to overcome him because he knows it would damage his cause.
- Foil: To Queen Otohime. Both were fishmen who wanted peace with humans, had a mutual respect for one another despite their difference in beliefs regarding humanity, and were assassinated. However, while All-Loving Hero Otohime wanted co-existence with humans, Byronic Hero Tiger thought it was best for humans and fishmen to remain separate.
- Iconic Outfit: He wears a bandanna, a sleeveless vest, a captain's coat and black pants as the Sun Pirates' captain.
- Irrational Hatred: As noted in Knight Templar below. Though, unlike most examples, he's well aware that it's irrational and doesn't want to pass it down to future generations.
- Knight Templar:
- Unlike Queen Otohime, he believed that humans and fishmen cannot live together.
- On his deathbed he admitted that he knew good people do exist and that they are not so different from fishmen but he never could overcome his irrational hatred.
- Large and in Charge: He's even bigger than Arlong and Jimbei. All There in the Manual gives his height at 5.2 meters, making him taller than the likes of even Katakuri!
- Malcolm Xerox: A rare Japanese example, as well as a rare three-dimensional example. He raises a pirate crew of former fishman slaves and espouses their races' superiority in response to humans (and specifically the Celestial Dragon's) discrimination against them. Ultimately, he is killed because his hatred of humans runs so deep that he refuses to accept treatment for a mortal injury because the only blood available for a transfusion is human blood. To really drive the point home, he is contrasted with the queen of Fishman Island, Otohime. While Fisher Tiger believes that the differences between humans and fishmen are irreconcilable and they must live separately, Queen Otohime tried to encourage cooperation between the two races. Both ended up betrayed and killed for their trouble- ironicallY, Fisher Tiger was betrayed by humans, while Otohime was assassinated by a fishman who wanted to stoke anti-human racism. Fittingly enough, Tiger's played by the African-American Gabe Kunda in the Funimation dub.
- Morality Chain: Was this to some members of the Sun pirates, especially Arlong.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Tiger". And yup, he's a badass adventurer.
- Noble Demon: He hated humans, but during his rampage in Mariejois he still freed all the slaves, both humans and fishmen. He also refused to kill the humans that come after him, since he realizes that it would only prolong the cycle of hatred.
- One-Man Army: He razed Mariejois all by himself.
- Punny Name: The Sea Bream is called "Tai" in Japanese.
- Scars Are Forever: Defied. Tiger rebrands all the slaves he set free with a new symbol, thus forming the Sun Pirates. He then also marked every other member of his crew with the exact same brand, making it impossible to tell which of his crewmen had once been slaves.
- Sword and Gun: In a flashback, he was shown holding a cutlass and a pistol (along with two other swords and a bazooka) during his assault on Mariejois.
- Tiger Versus Dragon:
- He's the "Tiger" who opposed the "Celestial Dragons".
- If you assume that Otohime is the "dragon" to Fisher Tiger's... "tiger". She's the queen of Ryuugu Kingdom, aka "Dragon Palace Kingdom", as it took inspiration from the tale of Urashima Taro. They did not oppose each other, however, and held a mutual respect even as they disagreed on foreign policy.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Enforced this policy on his crew toward humans; they would beat them up, steal food and supplies, and even sink their ships, but killing was a no-no. He believed that doing so would provoke humans to lash out at other innocent fishmen, who would then retaliate on innocent humans, perpetuating a Cycle of Revenge.
- Tragic Bigot: Suffered so much abuse at the hands of humans that even though he knew intellectually that he shouldn't hold them as a species responsible for his torment, he simply "[couldn't] love the humans anymore". This ultimately led to his death.
- Would Hurt a Child: A rare, sympathetic example. Fisher branded a young Koala with his crew's sun mark not out of malice but to shows that she wasn't a slave anymore.
- Your Size May Vary: While portrayed as big, he certainly doesn't look like he's twice his crewmates' size.
Voiced by: Michiko Neya (JP), Amanda Lee (EN)
Birthday: January 10th
Debut: Chapter 621 (Manga), Episode 540 (Anime)
A Goldfish Mermaid and the former queen of the Ryuguu Kingdom. Unlike Fisher, she wanted a peaceful co-existence with the humans. She was assassinated. Her subjects are still loyal to her and her beliefs however.
- Animal Motifs: Subtle, but she has a dragon motif.
- All-Loving Hero:
- Somewhat exaggerated. She can make a violent thief forced into a criminal life by poverty to reconsider his choices by pleading with him, then crying profusely as she sympathizes with his pain, of course after she slaps him several times. She was also immensely influential and gave passionate speeches, as she was adored all over Fishman Island.
- Taken to the absolute extreme when she not only takes a bullet for a Celestial Dragon, but then leaves with him to the Holy Land and successfully negotiates with the other world nobles. Wow.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Subverted. Sure they hurt, and gave the recipient a lesson, but she severely harms herself in the process.
- Badass Pacifist
- Willing to bear all the pain and sadness of her people so nobody else has to cry or bleed ever again.
- And it turns out she verbally beat the god complex out of one of the Celestial Dragons. As in, she used nothing but words to convince him he was human like anyone else and not above everyone. If that isn't awesome, the word has no meaning.
- Break the Cutie: You can't not feel sorry for her as the people who once supported her cause start giving up and withdrawing their signatures.
- The Empath: Her Observation Haki worked somewhat differently; she can use it to sense someone's feelings.
- The Extremist Was Right: Of the Extreme Pacifism variety. She insisted on rescuing a stranded Celestial Dragon, even protecting him from his former slaves exacting justified vengeance, to the point of Taking the Bullet for him. This would count as Stupid Good if not for the fact that she managed to get the Celestial Dragons to support her petition, and it paid off even bigger when said Celestial Dragon actually pulled a HeelFace Turn, and would go on to free his slaves, rescue her daughter from another Celestial Dragon's attempted kidnapping, and pledged his support for Fishman Island.
- Foil: To Fisher Tiger. Both were fishmen who wanted peace with humans, had a mutual respect for one another despite their difference in beliefs regarding humanity, and were assassinated. However, while Byronic Hero Tiger thought it was best for humans and fishmen to remain separate, All-Loving Hero Otohime wanted co-existence with humans.
- Friend to All Children: While she loved and was loved by most citizens in her kingdom, she especially seemed to care a lot about the children, spending a lot of time talking to them, benevolently disciplining them, and teaching them of the life on the surface, and insisting that they shouldn't grow up to hate humans like many of the adult fishmen and mermaids do. And as noted below, she was a very good mother to her own children.
- Good Parents: She is seen to be very close with all four of her children. Even when she was exhausted from her work and depressed when her people no longer supported her cause, it didn't stop her from putting on a smile for her kids and spending time with them.
- Go Out with a Smile: She smiled as Fukaboshi promises her that he and his brothers will take care of Shirahoshi and that they will make sure that the signatures from their people will be collected.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She had blonde hair and was an exaggerated All-Loving Hero.
- The High Queen: Of Fishman Island.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Otohime had a normal-sized height compared to her ginormous husband.
- In Vino Veritas: When her people, even those who had previously supported her cause, started backing out in the wake of Fisher Tiger's death, she got completely smashed, then got on the radio and viciously called out her subjects for their cowardice while drunk.
- Ki Attacks: She is the first known Mermaid to be a confirmed Haki user, capable of using Observation Haki or Mantra.
- MayDecember Romance: She was 24 years her husband Neptune's junior. Still, the two deeply loved each other.
- Missing Mom: Shirahoshi's. The poor girl didn't even get to properly pay her respects to her until Luffy came along, because of Vander Decken.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed:
- The Martin Luther King Jr. to Fisher's Malcolm X. Considering she was assassinated for her cause, in broad daylight via sniper gun shot, just as MLK was, also draws parallels.
- The New Fishmen Pirates force the island's citizens to step on a Fumi-e with her image, a reference to how Christians in Japan were forced to step on an icon of Jesus or the Virgin Mary.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Stopped a thief by herself, even though her body is weak. She also got a peace treaty from the World Nobles. Let that sink in for a second.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Arguably the bravest and most heroic woman in the One Piece universe; and she is not even a warrior at that.
- Taking the Bullet: For an assholish Jerkass World Noble to boot. It just made her more popular. This isn't how she died, however.
- Tender Tears: Like her daughter, she cries at the drop of a hat; but only because her heart is so pure and kind.
- Tiger Versus Dragon: If you assume that Otohime is the "dragon" to Fisher Tiger's... "tiger". She's the queen of Ryuugu Kingdom, aka "Dragon Palace Kingdom", as it took inspiration from the tale of Urashima Taro.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Neptune laments that someone as innocent as her would die while he, who has killed plenty of humans during his life, would come off as a hypocrite trying to sustain of dream of human-fishman harmony.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While Neptune is pretty much a Gonk, she was a beautiful mermaid.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: More nuanced than the usual "Can't we all just get along" idealist. Her drunken rant revealed that part of her motivation to campaign was anger at the injustice of a world where opportunities for fishmen were forever out of reach for no other reason than because they were fishmen, and she both understood and accepted that some fishmen could never forgive and reconcile with humans, focusing instead on making sure they did not pass their hatred on to the younger generation.
Pirate Alliance Saga
Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki
Birthday: October 28th
Scarlett was former Crowned Princess of Dressrosa, Kyros's wife, Rebecca's mother, and Viola's older sister. She was killed when her daughter was only a child.
- Big Sister Instinct: When she was still under the belief that Kyros was a dangerous murderer, she warned him to stay away from Viola.
- Bodyguard Crush: Kyros was assigned as her and Viola's bodyguard after his release from the colosseum. Scarlett was initially distrustful of him due to his criminal past, but that quickly changed when he saved her from pirates who had kidnapped her.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: When they first met, Scarlett was skeptical over Kyros, seeing him only as a murderer. But, when he valiantly saved her from kidnappers, she changed her mind and eventually fell in love with him.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In her husband's arms, in fact. However, since he had been turned into a toy by Sugar, she died without recognizing him. The poor man was devastated by this.
- Everybody Knew Already: Turns out, the adults of Dressrosa knew how Scarlett faked her death and have been living with Kyros ever since.
- Faking the Dead: She faked death by illness so that she could marry Kyros, though her family was in on the charade. And as later revealed, it didn't take long for the citizens to catch on to the truth either, though they kept their mouths shut out of respect.
- Happily Married: She had a mutual loving marriage with Kyros while she was alive.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl (petite, slender woman) to Kyros' Huge Guy (a muscular Hunk).
- The Lost Lenore: To Kyros, as he still loves and mourns her in the present dearly.
- Mama Bear: Scarlett did everything in her power to protect her daughter from the violence in Dressrosa.
- Meaningful Name: "Scarlett" can be another term for red. And she had reddish-pink hair.
- Missing Mom: To Rebecca, as she was murdered when her daughter was a child.
- Nice Girl: She was known as a caring, sweet person by her subjects and close loved ones.
- One Steve Limit: Averted; she shares her name with the gorilla from Shiki's pirate crew (albeit the gorilla's name is spelled "Scarlet", with one "t").
- Rescue Romance: Scarlett began to see Kyros in a new (and romantic) light after he saved her.
- Secret Relationship: She and Kyros faked her death and married in secret due to the scandal that would be created of them being together. It didn't technically stay secret for long, since the citizens soon found out about the truth anyway, but they decided to pretend they didn't know out of respect.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Looks exactly like her daughter with the only difference being hair color.
- Through His Stomach: She started making handmade bentos for Kyros after falling in love with him.
- Uptown Girl: She (a princess) fell in love with Kyros (an ex-criminal turned soldier).
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She had reddish-pink hair.
Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera
Birthday: July 15th
Debut: Chapter 761 (Manga), Episode 700 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Calm-Calm Fruit
Corazon, whose real name is Donquixote Rocinante, is Donquixote Doflamingo's younger brother, who Trafalgar Law holds a deep respect for. He died 13 years prior to the Dressrosa arc, and for that Law decided to take revenge on Doflamingo. He ate the Calm-Calm Fruit (Nagi Nagi no Mi — "Nagi" means "silence"), which gives him abilities related to soundproofing.
- Almighty Janitor: Played with. He has the relatively low rank of Commander of the Marines, although this is due to his long-term mission to infiltrate and stop the Donquixote Pirates, and rose above its ranks to the point he became Doffy's right-hand man during the time spent there. Sengoku apparently found him to be very reliable, and he was at this mission for years before the pirate crew suspected a thing.
- Almost Dead Guy: He stayed alive (See Determinator below) just long enough so Law could escape aided by his devil fruit power.
- Attack Hello: He threw Law out a window upon meeting him. In a disguised attempt to get him to leave the crew.
- Badass Baritone: He's given a deep, surprisingly smooth voice when he debuts in the anime. Still doesn't help with the inherent clumsiness, though.
- Badass and Child Duo: He was this with Law. At first he took Law away from his brother learning Law wasn't safe knowing he was a D. Then spent 6 months looking for a cure to his disease, and when that became hopeless he pulled off stealing the Op Op Fruit so Law could live and made sure he escaped from Doflamingo before dying.
- Badass Longcoat: Wore an apparently darker version of his brother's iconic feather coat. May or may not be this way due to him frequently burning it with cigarettes by accident.
- Bathos: He goes out with a smile so that Law may remember him that way, but the smile is such a combination of goofy and Nightmare Face that it horrifies Law, then leaves Law laughing afterwards. Law understood and appreciated the reason behind Corazon's smile, though.
- Batman Gambit: By deceiving Doflamingo into believing Law had escaped, he knew Doflamingo would disable the Bird Cage, so Law could actually escape hidden in the treasure which the Donquixote Pirates would carry away.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: When he was younger, he was a very adorable-looking kid with Blinding Bangs, who possessed none of the asshole traits of his fellow World Nobles. As an adult, he's not so hard on the eyes, but he had been opposing his brother Doffy on the belief that he was born evil, appeared and behaved threatening to kids so they won't join the Donquixote Pirates, and is the main reason why Law, who was then dying of Amber Lead poisoning, is still living.
- Blinding Bangs: Had them when he was a kid, and adorably so.
- Breakout Character: Thanks to his tragic and fascinating character arc, Rocinante became a major fan favorite, which shows in him appearing in the Top 20 of the 20th anniversary poll and regular appearances in merchandise, far, far more than other Posthumous Characters. Not bad for a guy with only about ten chapters of screentime.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He was an enormous klutz but still a capable officer in the Donquixote Pirates according to Diamante.
- Butt-Monkey: All sorts of misfortune seem to happen to this guy, from losing the capability of speech thanks to mental trauma to falling into pranks pulled by kids to setting himself on fire by accident. During the flashback of Law growing up during his time with the Donquixote Family, Corazon's always shown being a dope. He's just about the last person you'd expect to be Law's idol. Subverted, when it turns out he was faking being mute. The clumsiness is real though, despite his claims to the contrary.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Doflamingo's Cain. He even says that Doflamingo was born evil, and that he exists to keep him in check. However, he's the first of the Donquixote brothers to betray the other. In the end, even after Doflamingo discovered his betrayal and made it clear he was going to execute him, Rocinante pointed his Marine-issue gun back at Doflamingo, but could never bring it in himself to shoot his elder brother, no matter how horrible he was.
- Child Hater: He's stated to be this when he's introduced in Law's flashback and he shows it. It turns out he deliberately invokes this image to drive children away from Doflamingo's gang.
- Co-Dragons: He used to be this with Pica, Diamante, and Trebol for Doflamingo. As Corazon, he was more special than the other three.
- Comforting Comforter: Corazon puts a blanket over Law as he sleeps while he himself considers the compassion and sympathy that's driven him to go so far to help Law, who he barely knows.
- Consummate Liar:
- It is revealed that he was a Marine assigned to infiltrate the Donquixote Family. He lied a lot to his crewmates in general and his brother in particular, who saw him as a sworn member of the family, and even hid his Devil Fruit power that aided him in doing it. His last moments were him deceiving the Family into believing Law escaped from them.
- He continued lying to Law about his relationship with the Marines up until his life was nearing its end. Only because he didn't want Law to hate him for being involved with the same Government that killed his country.
- Covered with Scars: Due to being clumsy, but some of them might be battle scars. Others may be leftovers from his childhood.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He originally appeared on the Chapter 691 color spread, the one that features multiple Marines and One Piece Film Z. He's the one that's covered by Nami's Clima-Tact in the lower section between Nami and Zoro.
- Cruel to Be Kind: Corazon beats up children to scare them away from being pirates.
- Dark and Troubled Past: First he was persecuted for being a former World Noble, then his mother died from illness from their extremely poor living conditions (which his older brother Doffy blamed his father for), and then a mob caught up to him and his remaining family and tortured all three at the stake. After that, Doffy murdered their father despite Roci's pleas in a failed bid to get himself reaccepted by the other World Nobles, who looked down on his family for deciding to live with "commoners". It seems that the only decent event in his past was his apparent adoption by Sengoku.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Wears a black coat of feathers to contrast to his brother's pink coat, but he's the good one.
- Deathbed Confession: Laying beaten by the Donquixote family, he admits himself as a Marine and apologizes that he lied about it because he didn't want to be hated. The confession is actually for Law (who's inside the chest that Roci was leaning on) who despised anyone associated with the World Government.
- Defiant to the End: Already on death's door and before the wrath of Doflamingo, he declares himself a Marine, boasts that he made Law eat the Op-Op Fruit, ruining Doflamingo's deal, and claims that Law is beyond his reach (which was a lie to goad him into fighting the Marines while Law escapes under his nose). And if that's not enough, he clings onto his life for as long as he could to help Law escape him.
- Defusing the Tyke Bomb: Corazon understood and showed compassion towards Law's tragedy, which turned Law away from Doflamingo's evil because he looked up towards Corazon instead, the hero who saved him from his Amber Lead disease.
- Determinator: He did absolutely everything he could to save Law from Doflamingo. To the point he held on to his life after having been shot multiple times by pirates, beaten horribly by Vergo, beaten again by the Donquixote Family and shot fatally by Doflamingo, just so Law could escape safely aided by his Silent Devil Fruit power.
- Disproportionate Retribution: It's his way of treating kids. And yes, it DOES bite him in the ass because young Law is unstable enough to try and kill him for it. He's still fine afterwards, though. Turned on its head later on though when it turns out he was trying to discourage kids from becoming pirates.
- Doomed Moral Victor: His life's goal was to keep his brother's madness in check, but when he met Law, he only felt compassion for someone so tragic. Not only did he save Law from his illness, he kept Law from becoming just like his evil brother Doflamingo, with his last breath claiming Law was free from him. While he wasn't able to stop his brother's evil deeds, he inspired Law to take up his goal in his stead, culminating in the Dressrosa arc thirteen years later and the end of Doflamingo's reign of terror.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He was actually working undercover for the Marines, and keeping tabs on the Donquixote Pirates.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: He uses his Devil Fruit to silence Law, then lies to Doflamingo's face that he escaped, while leaning against the chest he locked Law into. After Doflamingo fatally shoots him, Corazon keeps himself alive through sheer willpower as long as possible, so that Law wouldn't be able to make noise and alert the Donquixote family to his presence as they carried him to safety.
- Establishing Character Moment: When he first appears in Law's flashback, he trips upon on his own coat and then he smacks a young Baby 5 and Buffalo for laughing at him. And of course, tossing a young Law out of a window, nearly killing him. Subverted in that he deliberately tried to make a wrong first impression; he's actually a kind and compassionate man.
- "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner:Corazon: Just leave [Law] alone already! He is free!
- Famous Last Words: "Go, Law... you are... free now."
- Fights Like a Normal: His powers are only used to disorient/confuse his opponents; he still fights like any normal human being.
- Final Speech: Delivered one to his brother to drive home that Law had earned his freedom from the evil mad pirate.
- Find the Cure!: He spent about six months trying to do this for Law. The search ended when his brother found the Op Op Fruit, which at the time was on the hands of a random pirate crew; he managed to steal it from them.
- Towards Vergo. Both of them held the title of "Corazon", the position of Doflamingo's most valued crew member. Rocinante is a Marine infiltrating the Donquixote Family. Vergo is a pirate under Doflamingo infiltrating the Marines. Surprisingly they meet, both of them discovering the truth of each other with Vergo reacting with violence and feelings of betrayal.
- Towards his own brother. Doflamingo believes all the suffering he's experienced entitles him towards causing destruction, but Corazon (with shared experiences) grew up to become a Marine following Moral Justice with the goal of stopping his brother's evil. Doflamingo sought to mold Trafalgar Law because of the boy's tragedy into his right hand man willing to be a self sacrifice, but Cora felt empathy for Law and wanted him to live his life free.
- The overall relationship between Rocinante, Doflamingo, and Law serves as a dark mirror to Luffy's relationship with his own adoptive brothers. Both groups came from highly prominent lineages (The Will of D, World Nobles). While Luffy had two supportive brothers who were protective of of him and each other, Law had two diametrically opposed older brother figures. While Sabo and Luffy felt immense guilt for the death of the their brother, the relationship between Law and his mentor figures all had a desire to kill the other at some point.
- Force Feeding: Upon stealing the Op-Op Fruit, he had Law gulp it down against his will, despite Law admitting he wasn't prepared to become a Devil Fruit user. This saved his life of course.
- Foregone Conclusion: The big reveal of his in Law's past was that his ultimate goal was to end his evil older brother's madness. We find this out fifteen chapters after we find out that Doflamingo killed him...
- Glasgow Grin: He apparently sported one. It's actually makeup.
- Go Out with a Smile: With everything that Corazon has gone through to make Law live, and the subsequent outing of his spy status, he intended to die with a smile on his face, so that Law would remember him this way. What a guy. After getting shot by his brother, holding out so Law can escape with his silent powers, Cora finally dies while smiling, thinking Law is free.
- Guile Hero: He is extremely skilled in the art of deceit, being a marine mole assigned to infiltrate the Donquixote family. His silencing powers helped with that, too. He saves Law's life by deceiving Doflamingo into believing Law had escaped his grasp much sooner than he actually did.
- Hero of Another Story: A former Celestial Dragon with a tragic backstory who became an undercover Marine agent under Fleet Admiral Sengoku who not only infiltrated Doflamingo's organization, but ended up saving Law's life and becoming his most cherished person as well? Yeah, we might've only seen brief glimpses of his life, but from what we've seen, we know that he's got one hell of a rich history.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Inside Birdcage, he made up his mind the only way to get Law out would be to fool his brother into believing Law already escaped, and after declaring Law was free from his grasp he was killed by Doflamingo.
- Heroic Second Wind: Played with from different angles of the trope. As he lies beaten by the Donquixote family and approached by Doflamingo, he remembers meeting his adoptive father Sengoku. He then recites his position as a marine, along with an apology towards Law, as he puts forth his effort to deceive Doflamingo into believing Law has escaped. As he stands up to declare Law's freedom he is shot multiple times by Doflamingo.
- In-Series Nickname: "Cora-san" as an adult and "Roci" as a child.
- In the Hood: He wore a type of hat which gave off this appearance.
- Innocently Insensitive: Throughout their journey to search for a cure for Law's disease, he drags Law to several unkind and unprofessional doctors who do nothing but cruelly remind and reinforce Law's tragedy. Corazon actually realizes that what he's doing is wrong but he can't help but sympathize with Law's plight.
- Jerkass Façade: The first sign that he's more than he seems was when he covered for Law after the boy stabbed him, a transgression that might result in Law being killed by Doflamingo. Upon learning Law's full name he immediately warned the boy to stay away from Doflamingo; here it also reveals that his Child Hater thing was an act to keep kids away from his brother. And then he desperately tried to find a doctor willing to treat Law's Amber Lead Syndrome, even putting his Marine mission on hold, and became increasingly furious at the so-called doctors refusing to treat Law out of baseless fear. To top this off, there's the whole business of saving Law's life that made Law feel indebted to him so much that he still seeks revenge for his death 13 years later.
- The Klutz:
- He was extremely clumsy to the point of setting himself on fire when trying to light a cigarette and would also trip very often. On one occasion he tripped while setting himself on fire.
- Deconstructed once: Right after he stole the Op Op Fruit from a group of pirates, he slipped and fell down a hill, exposing himself to the enemies. He ended up riddled with bullets for it.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He inflicted this on several doctors when they refused to treat Law, who was at the time dying from Amber Lead poisoning. Because of the incorrect belief that Amber Lead poisoning was contagious, the doctors didn't want to touch Law, no matter how well-financed their hospitals or how good their medicine were. And every time they refused, Rocinante would destroy their hospitals in extreme rage - since the doctors refused to treat a sick, dying kid, they didn't deserve to continue practicing medicine. Fortunately, he found the Op-Op Fruit among some pirates (though he didn't get it unscathed).
- Legacy Character: He's the second person in Doflamingo's crew to hold the position and name of "Corazon." The first was Vergo, and the third was intended by Doflamingo to be Law.
- Like Father, Like Son:
- It's hinted Corazon took it upon himself to look after Law the same way Sengoku took him in after his father was murdered and he was left a crying orphan. Corazon genuinely understood what it was like for Law to lose his parents and carry on hurting so badly.
- Also with his biological father as well. Both are very kind-hearted, loving people but also dim-witted and naiive. Much like how his father underestimated how much people hated the Tenryuubito, Corazon also underestimated how much people would be afraid of Law's "contagious" Amber Lead disease until he saw it firsthand. Also, how both end up being killed by Doflamingo.
- Made of Iron: He survived getting stabbed by Law. Near the heart, at that. It took quite a lot to actually kill him - see Rasputinian Death below. It also foreshadows how resilient Doflamingo would be.
- Meaningful Name: Rocinante was the name of Don Quixote's horse in the original novel. Much like said horse, Corazon was very clumsy.
- The Mole: While it's clear that he was not wholly loyal to his brother, given all of the secrets he hid from him, it's still shocking to learn that he was actually a Marine Commander who reported directly to Sengoku.
- Morality Chain:
- Subverted with Doflamingo, as the man was too self-centered to let the love of his family get in the way of his ambitions and the only person he truly loved was his and Rocinante's Missing Mom.
- Played straight with Law, as the only reason why Law isn't like Doflamingo is due to his Undying Loyalty to Corazon and his desire to fulfill his wishes.
- Morality Pet: Implied as such to Law, even after his death. Law considered him to be the person dearest to him in his heart, and more or less admits that the reason why he has compassion and empathy despite his infamous cruelty is because of Corazon's influence. Subverted with Doflamingo; in spite of the fact that his brother genuinely cared for him, that didn't stop Doflamingo from murdering him, no matter how much it caused him despair to do so.
- Multiple Gunshot Death: Doflamingo shoots him multiple times after growing infuriated at the taunts over losing his grip over Law. This was after he was riddled with bullets from Diez Barrels' pirate group.
- Multitasked Conversation: When he revealed himself as a Marine agent to Doflamingo, he said "Sorry for lying... I didn't want you to hate me, ya see..." Out of context, it seemed like it was aimed at Doffy, but this was done after he knocked his head on the chest with Law inside, whom Corazon had lied to many times about not being a Marine.
- Mundane Utility: His Devil Fruit ability is excellent for stealth purposes and his role as The Mole, but it also helps him sleep better, as it blocks out noises that could disturb him.
- Nice Guy: He was genuinely broken-hearted to hear Law's tragic story and not only felt no ill will after being stabbed by him, but also traveled for six months to find the boy a cure for his deadly disease. He also saw his older brother as a horrible monster and sought to take him down. Even pointing a gun at Doflamingo, he was unable to pull the trigger because he was too kind hearted.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: After his secret of working with the Marines is known to Vergo, he gets beaten to within an inch of his life. This is done in front of a dying and crying Law who's begging for the beating to stop. To add salt to the wound, Corazon was already riddled with bullets in his effort to get the Op Op Fruit for Law and Vergo shows no mercy, being in his fully induced muscled Haki form.
- Not So Different: Just like Doflamingo, he's incredibly deceitful having been the  in the Donquixote Pirates. He also continued to lie to Law about being a marine, but only because he didn't want to be hated by the young boy.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: In spite of his scatterbrained and clumsy actions most of the time, he's able to fool everyone about his mutism, as well as his double allegiance to the Marines, for years. His clumsiness is real, though.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to seeing Vergo.
- One Last Smoke: Lights one up after taking a full beat down from the Doflamingo Family and his brother shows up to have their last talk.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His full name is actually Donquixote Rocinante. However, he is primarily referred to as "Corazon". Law might have never known his real name until he met Sengoku.
- Out-of-Character Moment: When he finds out Law's a D, he talks to him, and tells him he should leave, as he isn't the type of person who should hang around Doflamingo. Law is utterly shocked by the fact that he can talk, and that he's being so serious. Somewhat inverted in that the event brought his "true" character rather than making him go out of it.
- Papa Wolf: He certainly was one towards Trafalgar Law, spending six months tirelessly searching for a doctor who could treat Law. And whenever someone would make Law cry in front of him, he smacked doctors and soldiers alike, threatening them with death and even burning down hospitals in order to punish the doctors that refused to treat Law's illness. Corazon ultimately betrays the Donquixote Family and abandons his duty as a Reverse Mole for the Marines in favor of searching for a cure for Law's Amber Lead syndrome. That's right, he chooses Law, a child he himself acknowledges that he barely knows, above his sworn duty, flushing years of undercover Naval work down the toilet, just to give Law a chance at life.
- Parental Substitute: He became this for Law.
- Peaceful in Death: He died with a peaceful smile, as shown on the photo sent to Sengoku. Impressive considering all it took to get him there.
- Platonic Declaration of Love: His final words for Law, leaving behind the smile that Law remembers him for.
- Playing Card Motifs: His name means "Heart" in Spanish and his design has several heart motifs. He was also the previous heart seat holder of Doflamingo's crew and the original person intended to eat the heart-shaped Op-Op Fruit, so he can sacrifice himself for Doffy and grant his older brother eternal youth.
- Plot-Triggering Death: His death is a major part of the arc and the ultimate driving force behind the Pirate Alliance Saga. Had he never died, Law probably would have never been a pirate, let alone one as infamous as he is now, or plotting revenge, or one of Luffy's allies.
- Quieter Than Silence: His Devil Fruit ability is this, as it can effectively silence any and every sound Corazon doesn't want others to hear, like his voice, or any weapons he might use like a bazooka (and its explosion). He can even silence his own farts. Whenever he uses his silent powers, the Unsound Effect of "Shi~n" appears. He's essentially silent but deadly.
- Rasputinian Death: Shot dozens of times by Diez Barrel's crew, then beaten to a pulp first by a Haki-enhanced Vergo and then by the entire Donquixote Family, then coup-de-graced by Doflamingo himself. And he still manages to cling onto life for a while after that.
- Running Gag: Being The Klutz: trying to light a smoke he usually sets himself on fire and he usually falls flat on his back legs up.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: As a Marine, he directly disobeyed the orders of an Admiral, also his adoptive father, and interfered in a secret devil fruit trade so he could steal the Op-Op Fruit which would save Law's life. Sengoku was utterly shocked by this claiming Rocinante had never gone against his word, and that such an action meant Rocinante truly cared for Law.
- Self-Sacrifice Scheme: Upon witnessing Doflamingo's Bird Cage, the only way to get Law out would be to fool his brother into believing Law had already escaped, all the while knowing full well his brother would murder him for being a marine spy. From that moment on, he kept smiling so Law would remember him that way.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: The compassionate, goofy, quiet, and kind-hearted sibling to Doflamingo's cold, charismatic, talkative, and hateful sibling. Although he hides it for the sake of his mission. Also, they do share a few character traits; their affinity for sudden outbursts of violence and deceiving others, for example.
- Smoking Is Cool: Subverted — he lights up and manages to look cool for a single panel... then he accidentally sets himself on fire.
- Snow Means Death: He died on a snowy island after being shot by Doflamingo.
- Spanner in the Works: Doffy wanted to become immortal using the Op-Op Fruit, which gave someone eternal youth at the cost of the current user's life. At first he wanted his brother to eat it, but Rocinante force-fed it to the then-young Law so he can be cured of his Amber Lead poisoning. Doffy was furious, but by the time he decided to "train" Law into giving his life, the latter was already on his way planning to get revenge for Rocinante's death.
- The Speechless: A traumatic experience in his past caused him to become mute, or at least, that's the front he puts up. He's actually an Elective Mute.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Initial translations used Rocinante, as the name is spelled in Don Quixote. However, in Chapter 764, it is instead spelled Rosinante (which is the phonetic spelling in some languages, not in the original european spanish which is pronounced Rothinante). Do note that Donquixote is also spelled "Donquijote" in the same panel, so it's more likely that it's an alias.
- Sinister Shades: Like his older brother. He breaks out of the shades when he stops being sinister, however.
- Stealth Expert: Due to his silencing powers, he's able to do soundless infiltrations.
- Tears of Joy: Once he managed to steal the Op-Op Fruit from pirates, he shed tears at the thought of finally being able to save Law's life.
- Tears of Remorse: After months of being unable to find a cure for Law, he pondered the thought he was causing Law to relive his tragedy and began sobbing uncontrollably because he couldn't help the boy's pain. Having overheard this, Law began to look up towards Corazon.
- Wall Slump: Slumped down against the treasure chest Law was hidden in right before he died. Actually rather significant, as he slumped on the chest on purpose to help keep Law concealed from Doflamingo and to secretly talk to Law.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Rocinante has the power to mute all sound, which on the surface doesn't sound really badass. Lampshaded by Law, who seems to think his power to nullify sound is useless, saying "You can't do shit with that power!" Of course, this is One Piece where even the mostly supposedly useless power can be a force to be reckoned with and, sure enough, Corazon demonstrates that silence is golden. After all, how else would he have completely deceived Doflamingo with a silence charade for 4 years? His power allowed him to easily break-in a mansion and ambush a pirate crew. If not for his clumsiness, he would've left with a valuable treasure of theirs scot-free, with the crew none the wiser.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Apparently a trait he inherited from his father. While searching for a cure for Law's disease, every time he encounters what could possibly be a solution, he gets overly optimistic, believing in the utmost professionalism and kindness of the doctors they visited. Unfortunately, reality repeatedly showed that his over-enthusiastic faith was deeply misplaced, like, for instance, believing that a large expensive hospital means that its doctors are extremely kind and professional. Because of the misunderstood belief that Amber Lead poisoning was contagious, doctors refused to treat Law. Rosinante was pissed.
- Would Hurt a Child:
- He apparently had no qualms against hurting children such as throwing them out of windows. Note that he did this to Law, who did absolutely nothing to warrant it — he hadn't even met Corazon until that moment. Though Baby 5 and Buffalo more or less deserved it.
- Later Subverted - he's actually The Mole for the Marines, and his reason for doing that was to discourage kids from joining Doflamingo's crew (though obviously it didn't work for the young Baby 5, Buffalo, and Law). He's actually quite compassionate towards kids.
- You Can Talk?:
- After Law reveals his total full name - and the fact that he is a D - Corazon drags him off... And tells him he isn't the type of person who should hang around Doflamingo if he really what he claims to be. Law is utterly shocked that Corazon is talking and being serious at the same time.
- This royally screws him over when in a moment of panic, he blurts out Vergo's name. He ends up getting the crap beaten out of him.
- You Monster!: He does a subtler variant of this; he told Law that Doflamingo "isn't human" (even stating that Doffy was born evil) while recalling a memory from their terrible childhood. Doffy, his father, and Corazon (then going by his real name Rocinante) were being tortured at the stake by an angry mob of commoners just because they used to be World Nobles. Roci was screaming about the pain and wishing he could die, while his father was begging the mob to leave his children alone and to take out their hatred on him. Doflamingo, however, shouted out to the mob that no matter what they did to him, he would survive, and that when he got down, he would kill them all, one by one. Even the mob was stunned.
- You Wouldn't Shoot Me: He was unable to shoot his brother during their final confrontation. Doflamingo believed he was too much like their father and Law knew he was too kind-hearted to pull the trigger.
Voiced by: Manabu Muraji
Debut: Chapter 760 (Manga), Episode 699 (Anime)
A noble who treats commoners much better than the rest of the nobles. He and his family stepped down from their positions.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: Not exactly physical beauty, but he and his wife have rather gentle countenances in contrast to the Celestial Dragon's default smug expression. They're also the nicest Celestial Dragons depicted so far, with Homing even proclaiming that he is a mere human and giving up his status to live a humble life. Unfortunately, his humility was marred with naivete and ignorance on how much the common people despise the Celestial Dragons. His wife was poised enough to apologize to her children for not being in good health, despite the horrible conditions they were forced into.
- Decapitation Presentation: Doflamingo shot him the the back of the skull and took what remained of his head to Marie Jois in a futile attempt to regain his status among the World Nobles.
- Token Good Teammate: He and his wife believe they are equal as commoners. Their belief bit them in the ass, sadly, when people still target them for the things their peers did.
- White Sheep: Is the nicest Celestial Dragon depicted so far, even going so far as declaring himself as human and forgoing his status as a World Noble to live the life of a simple commoner with his family. How the hell he spawned Donquixote Doflamingo is beyond comprehension. Even Doflamingo's own brother can't believe that their kind parents spawned someone like him, as Doflamingo is downright despicable, even by World Noble standards.
Four Emperors Saga
Voiced by: Yuriko Yamamoto
Birthday: July 9th
Debut: Chapter 841 (Manga), Episode 804 (Anime)
Vinsmoke Judge's wife and the mother of their five children, Reiju, Ichiji, Niji, Sanji and Yonji. After the birth of their daughter, Judge got the idea to start genetically tampering with their next batch of offspring. She was firmly against her husband's plans to turn her unborn quadruplet sons into superhuman, emotionless war machines, but was still forced to undergo surgery against her will. To counter the modifications of her children, she took a drug whose aftereffects eventually led to her death. The only child that was affected by said drug was Sanji, who did not develop superhuman abilities and retained his empathy.
- Adult Fear: She had the sheer misfortune of marrying a hard-hearted king who also happened to be a Blood Knight and an Evilutionary Biologist. When Judge decided to weaponize her then-unborn quadruplet sons, she went to extreme lengths to protect them by eating a gene surgery-reversing drug, but only managed to save Sanji and died for her troubles. Her other sons, Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji only have but a tiny shred of humanity left. And she never lived long enough to see what happened to family members who possessed kindness in a kingdom who believed Virtue Is Weakness and Might Makes Right, as shown with Sanji's horrific childhood and Reiju's Stepford Smiler mask.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Averted. Despite being the queen of the Germa Kingdom, Sora was beautiful and kind, much unlike her warmongering husband, Judge. Two of her children, Sanji and Reiju, followed her example, to both their detriment; the only reason why her other sons didn't was because they were psychologically altered to literally never feel empathy, and only have a tiny shred of humanity left.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: Sora was an exceptionally beautiful queen whose beauty was inherited by all her children, but her great kindness was inherited by Sanji and Reiju. When Judge experimented on her quadruplet sons so he can turn his children into weapons of war, while she was still pregnant, she ate a gene surgery-reversing drug in hopes of preserving their humanity and protecting them from their father; only Sanji came out okay, but his brothers Ichiji, Yonji, and Niji were not as fortunate. What little humanity they had left from their father's experiments remained.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: She never wanted her children to become inhuman Super Soldiers and in the few flashbacks she is seen, she is shown to be very kind and in turn loved by Reiju and Sanji, who both visited her when they were able. Her kindness and willingness to eat Sanji's atrocious food, even praising him for how good it tasted in spite of its horrible quality, was what eventually inspired him to become a chef. The rest was history.
- Disease Bleach: A variant. After she drank a toxic drug, her skin turned very pale and stayed that way as her complexion drained, showing the life ebbing out of her. Her hair is also less bright and sickly-looking.
- Good Parents: To Sanji and Reiju when she was alive. She also loved her other sons Ichiji, Yonji, and Niji enough to pull a Mama Bear when Judge experimented on them in utero, by taking a dangerous drug that reversed gene enhancements so she can preserve their humanity, though she only managed to save Sanji and ended up dying for her troubles.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A beautiful and compassionate queen with shining golden locks. Sanji, her only child who was affected by the drug she took to reverse her ten-unborn quadruplet sons' enhancements, shares her hair color and the heart of gold.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She willingly took a dangerous drug to foil Judge's plans to turn her children into Tykebombs with a Lack of Empathy. It unfortunately only worked on Sanji and ended up killing her. Though she never lived to see it, it was her sacrifice that changed the course of the entire story for the better, as Sanji grew up fulfilling his dreams of becoming a cook, helping others, and sailing the seas with the Straw Hats. Only Sanji himself and Reiju truly remember her sacrifice, because they both have the compassion and empathy to understand it.
- The High Queen: Sora was the beautiful and kind queen of the Germa kingdom.
- I Regret Nothing: Reiju told a despondent Sanji years after their mother's death, that Sora didn't regret a thing when she made the decision to protect him and her brothers that killed her.
- Like Father, Like Son: Not only did Sanji and Reiju physically resemble her in all but eyebrows, they also inherited her kindness, to both their detriment. Sanji in particular also became a Spanner in the Works like his mother before him, to world-saving degrees (such as the Alabasta and Skypeia arcs). Reiju also inherited Sora's protectiveness and self-sacrificing tendencies, especially when it came to Sanji.
- Like Father, Unlike Son: Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji are the only children of hers who don't share her kindness, because their father Judge messed with their genes and successfully removed their ability to feel compassion while in utero. Sora intended to avert this trope by taking a dangerous drug in hopes of reversing their genetic enhancements, but ended up saving only Sanji and was poisoned to the point of slowly dying. She did, however, manage to preserve what little humanity her other sons had left, later causing them to have an Even Evil Has Standards moment in Chapter 847 when Big Mom showed them her "library collection".
- Mama Bear: She vehemently opposed Judge's plans to turn her then-unborn quadruplet sons into utterly remorseless Tykebombs, but was still forced to go through with it against her will. To preserve her sons' humanity and protect them from her husband, she secretly took a dangerous drug that reversed gene modifications, at the cost of her own life. Only Sanji was successfully saved, but his brothers Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji weren't as lucky; they only have but a tiny shred of humanity left.
- Meaningful Name:
- Her name is also the name of the fictional marine soldier, Sora, the hero who opposed the evil forces of the Germa 66 in a propaganda comic strip the Marines published. Certainly also a bit ironic, that Judge's wife would bear the same name as the Germa 66's fictional Arch-Enemy.
- Sora can mean "sky" in Japanese, which can be associated with freedom; she wanted her children (specifically her then-unborn fraternal quadruplet sons) to grow up normally instead of becoming emotionless Tykebombs for Judge to use, so she did everything she could to protect them at the cost of her own life. Only Sanji, her third son, grew up free and untouched by Germa's destructive and violent teachings.
- Missing Mom: To the Vinsmoke children. Her loss is only truly felt by Reiju and Sanji, as the rest can't be bothered to feel sorrow for her loss, and Judge's marriage to her soured when he learned she wasn't completely on board with genetic experimentation, especially on their children. She also serves as the lost loved one and Cynicism Catalyst for Sanji that is par the course for everyone on the Straw Hat crew (everyone has lost somebody close on the crew).
- Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Completely averted by her husband and his sons besides Sanji. They don't show Sora a shred of reverence when she dies. Judge is obviously pissed at her and wanting to forget her, even stomping on the flowers Sanji leaves at her gravestone, and he remains bitter after her practical suicide and takes it out on Sanji. Meanwhile, Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji are incapable of feeling empathy at this and don't care at all. Sanji, however, is broken up by the ordeal and crying uncontrollably, which causes the other quadruplets to beat him up and call him weak and cowardly. Reiju, as well, is deeply hurt by the loss of Sora and comes back to her mother's grave to mourn in private in the rain, where she can finally cry.
- Nice Girl: It's said by both Reiju and Judge that Sanji inherited her immense kindness and his charitable nature continues her legacy. True to form, in flashbacks we see that she treated her kids with nothing but love and respect and was deeply against having Judge remove their empathy and compassion.
- Ocular Gushers: In a flashback, she bursts into absolute tears as she tells little Reiju and one of her maids what Sanji told her while visiting her that day: "Get better soon."
- One Steve Limit: Averted. She's the third "Sora" in the series, coming after a mermaid who works in the Mermaid Cafe along with the fictional marine hero.
- Parental Favoritism: While she loved all her children before the gene-altering surgeries, after it happened, Sanji was shown to have a special place in her heart, because he was the only one whose modifications were successfully reversed by the life-killing drug she took to save her sons. That, and he was the only one (other than Reiju) to visit her regularly.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Has one eye frequently covered by her hair. Her sons and daughter (save for Yonji) would later inherit her trademark fringe.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Downplayed, once she found out Judge was tampering with the genes of their unborn children, she took a dangerous drug to undo its effects. Unfortunately, not only did it fail to work on three of her four sons, resulting in the normal son being ostracized by his siblings and Judge, its side-effects eventually lead to her being bedridden for the rest of her life, and a slow premature death. The one son it did work on, however, was pretty much the opposite of this, as shown by Small Role, Big Impact below.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She was shown only in flashbacks, as she died prematurely. Her kindness and sacrifice to save her quadruplet sons not only saved Sanji from becoming his father's weapon, but also impacted the entire story - the Straw Hat pirates would not have been able to defeat dangerous Big Bads such as Crocodile and Eneru if they didn't have someone helping them from behind the scenes, and Sanji certainly wouldn't be compassionate enough to provoke Charlotte Pudding into having a Villainous BSoD after she revealed her Third Eye during their wedding.
- Spanner in the Works: She foiled Judge's plans by taking a dangerous drug that undid gene modifications, resulting in Sanji becoming a normal boy upon birth (his brothers weren't so lucky, though). It's clear where Sanji got his villain-stopping tendencies from.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Sora" or "Sola"?
- Strong Family Resemblance: Aside from the eyebrows, Reiju looks identical to her, albeit a bit fiercer-looking. Reiju and Sanji are also her only children who inherited her compassion and gentleness. Her other sons Yonji, Ichiji, and Niji also resemble her to varying degrees.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: All of her children certainly didn't get their good looks from their ugly and brutish father.
- Women Are Wiser: She knew that tampering with genetics - especially her kids' genetics - was unethical and wrong, so when talking Judge out of it didn't work, she turned to desperate measures to protect her then-unborn quadruplet sons from her husband's influence so they could grow up normally. We later see why: had Sanji turned out as bad as his brothers, the Vinsmoke family would meet a bloody end at the hands of the Charlotte family, because the key part to saving them hinged on Sanji still caring enough about them to decide to save them even though he managed to escape his whole predicament on the Whole Cake Island and is ready to go back to the Straw Hats.
"Holy Mother" Carmel
Voiced by: Fumi Hirano (JP)
Birthday: December 21st
Debut: Chapter 861 (Manga), Episode 831 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Soul-Soul Fruit
Big Mom's caretaker from when she was still young. A wandering nun who was once known as just "Sister" Carmel, she earned her title as the "Holy Mother" by saving the remnants of the Giant Warrior Pirates from being executed by the Marines 100 years ago. Shortly thereafter, she opened an orphanage for human children on the Giants' home island of Elbaf with the intentions of giving abandoned kids a home to call their own along with strengthening human-giant relations.
About 63 years ago, she took in the 5 year old Charlotte Linlin at her orphanage, raising her with love and acceptance despite the young girl's unsettling destructive capabilities. As such, Carmel's sudden disappearance one day under mysterious circumstances had great lasting effects on Linlin, helping shape her into the ruthless monster she would become.
In reality though, her orphanage was just a front for her slave trade business and a means of getting her hands on new kids to sell, including as child soldiers to the World Government. In the Underworld, she is known as the Mountain Witch.
She was also the user of the Soul-Soul Fruit (Soru Soru no Mi) before Big Mom, allowing her to imbue inanimate objects with souls as well as steal the souls of others away from them.
- All-Loving Hero: Subverted; no matter the race, she took care of many children and apparently loved them as her own, but in truth she couldn't care less about the kids themselves and sold them as spies and soldiers to the highest bidder.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Like Big Mom, she had the power to create these using the Soul-Soul Fruit.
- Asshole Victim: She was EATEN by Linlin by accident on her 6th Birthday, but she definitely had it coming (unlike the orphans).
- Badass Pacifist: She publicly opposed the Marines when they tried to execute some Giant Warrior Pirates, claiming they would suffer Elbaf's retaliation if they didn't release the prisoners. They listened to her. With the reveal of her true nature, however, it's unknown if she was actually against violence. However, judging by her comments, it's likely this was also simply a ruse.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: We have a pretty good idea of what she was capable of with her Devil Fruit powers via watching Big Mom use it. Carmel didn't get a chance to use its more heinous applications onscreen though.
- Beauty Is Bad: Mother Carmel was absolutely beautiful as a younger woman at age 43, but she was every bit as evil back then as she was by the time she was old; using her statements to create a timeline, she began trafficking children at around age 30.
- Berserk Button: Big Mom's. Ask about Mother Carmel and she'll blast you with Haki and make you shut up.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Ask anyone and they'll tell you she's the "Holy Mother", the kindest, most compassionate and forgiving person you'll ever meet. In reality her orphanage is just a front for her slave trade business and a means of getting her hands on new kids to sell. In the Underworld she is known as the "Mountain Witch".
- Consummate Liar: Like her "surrogate daughter" Linlin would grow up to be, she was a master manipulator and an effective liar, playing the marines, the giants, the kids under her care, and everyone else at the same time. She does, at least, reveal her lies in the black market business.
- Dramatic Irony: Big Mom grew up to obsess over Carmel and basically dedicate herself to fulfilling her supposed "wish" of racial unity, never finding out that Carmel was a slave trader just trying to sell her off to the highest bidder. Big Mom is also completely unaware that she ate her by accident, believing to the present day that she simply disappeared into thin air.
- Eaten Alive: Her (likely) ultimate, grisly fate at the hands of Linlin, being devoured by the latter accidentally while she was in a feeding frenzy.
- Evil All Along: The entire holy mother figure is just a cover for her to adopt children of various races and to sell them to the World Government. Even her rescue of the Giant Pirates from execution was simply a ploy to gain the giants' trust.
- Evil Orphanage Lady: Mother Carmel only pretended to love the children under her care as their Parental Substitute; her real reason for taking them in was so that she could later sell them as slaves or child soldiers to the government. To this day, Big Mom doesn't know about Carmel's true nature or the fact her "foster mother figure" never cared about her as a person at all.
- Familiar: Like Big Mom, she was capable of creating these, such as when she tamed the fires of Elbaf and turned it into a living miniature sun.
- Foil: To the Elite Officers of the Donquixote Family. Both took interest in a young child after they displayed considerable power and enabled their bad behaviours growing up but while they care deeply for Doflamingo and even show Undying Loyalty toward him, she only saw Linlin as a precious cargo and the loving mother figure Linlin remembered her by is but a facade.
- Gonk: She manages to zig-zag this trope. She doesn't look too bad while pretending to be a sweet old lady, appearing to be a genuinely friendly looking grandmotherly figure◊. But, when she's being herself, her cruder expressions definitely highlight her weird, square shaped face and gaunt cheekbones◊, making her considerably uglier. In fact, she resembles a fairy tale witch in many ways, making her Underworld epithet that much more fitting.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: She smokes a neat little cigarette; this seemed to put her on the good side of this trope, until the reveal in chapter 867 firmly put it in the evil side.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: She really, really should have thought twice before enabling the bad (though misguided) habits of a Creepy Child with both insatiable hunger and very dangerous powers.
- Hollywood Nuns: Subverted: she hits all of the major points, being a sweet and nurturing elderly woman wearing the traditional "penguin suit" and vaguely making references to Christianity, and her epithet is even the "Holy Mother". However, this is a facade to hide her true nature as a slave trader.
- I Was Quite a Looker: Was she ever when she was 43. It's implied that she purposefully used her looks (first as a beautiful woman, then later as a grandmotherly figure) to create her trusting image.
- Jerkass: Nothing says "cruel" like taking in lost and homeless children and pretend to be kind to them, only to sell them as slaves.
- Just Desserts: It's implied Big Mom accidentally ate her while gorging on her Croquembouche on her 6th birthday. Guess attempting to sell Linlin to the World Government really came back to BITE Carmel, literally.
- Meaningful Name: Both her given name and her Underworld epithet. Carmel is a reference to the religious order, Carmelites, who are known in Japan for selling sweets which matches the Edible Theme Naming of the Big Mom Pirates and Charlotte Family. This also fits with her public image of a nun and her title as "Holy Mother". Her Underworld epithet "the Mountain Witch" (Yamanba) is a reference to the Yama-uba/Yamamba of Japanese folklore, witch-like creatures who were thought to nurse children to a certain age before devouring them. This mirrors how Carmel would raise children just to sell them and creates some twisted irony in the fact that she was eaten by one of the children rather than the other way around.
- Missing Mom: She was Big Mom's sole parental figure after her real parents abandoned her, and she went missing under "mysterious circumstances" as Big Mom believes it. In truth, she was accidentally eaten by Big Mom on her sixth birthday.
- Mundane Utility: She uses a sun-homie she created to merely light her cigarette- but, as we've seen Big Mom in action with Prometheus, we know how dangerous a homie like this actually is.
- Nice Girl: Harshly subverted; she seemed to be an incredibly compassionate and holy woman, taking in unwanted kids and convincing the Marines to free the giants they were set to execute. She even forgave a young Big Mom for all of the wanton destruction she would cause, understanding that she was just a child. Too bad it was all an act, to hide her true nature as a child slaver.
- Nun Too Holy: Turns out, she's a child slaver and seller in the underground market, purposefully using her image as a nun to create a fake, trusting persona. She also had a connection with the Cipher Pol.
- Older Than They Look: Carmel was remarkably fresh-faced at age 43◊, appearing to be about half her actual age. Subverted as she got older though, as she certainly looked her age by the time she was 80.
- One Last Job: Big Mom was supposed to be her final product before she retired from being a child slaver, but during Big Mom's sixth birthday she and along with the other children was accidentally eaten by Big Mom.
- Orphanage of Love: Exploited and somewhat Deconstructed. Her Sheep's House was a front for her child trafficking operation, but most of the children were castaways and she treated them with love and respect (even if it's all an act). Because of its reputation as a genuine Orphanage of Love, the Sheep's House allowed her to smoothly run her operation for decades.
- Our Souls Are Different: When she pulls out a piece of her soul to create a homie, it manifests as a gooey-looking, otherworldly substance.
- Parental Substitute: She was this to many abandoned kids under her care, including Big Mom. Sadly, she was really a slave trader, with the kids not knowing better.
- Psychotic Smirk: Sports one as she talks about finally being able to "retire" after she sells off Linlin.
- Retirony: Linlin and the other orphans were going to be her last deal before she finally decided to wash her hands of the slave trade, but she and the other orphans disappeared under... mysterious circumstances on Linlin's sixth birthday.
- Soul Power: It's all but outright stated that she was the previous user of the Soul-Soul Fruit when she manifested her own soul into a raging fire and turned it into a docile, sentient creature almost identical to Big Mom's Prometheus. Not long after Linlin (presumably) ate her, the former also gained the ability.
- Spell My Name with an "S": There was originally some confusion over whether it was "Carmel" or "Caramel". Translators eventually confirmed that it's Carmel, but don't be surprised if you see her referred to as "Caramel" here and there.
- Superhuman Trafficking: Her real job. One of her notable scores was Vice Admiral John Giant, the first Giant Marine soldier. Charlotte Linlin was supposed to be her retirement plan.
- Trauma Button: Alternatively to the Berserk Button above, break or shatter her picture, and Big Mom will Freak Out.
- Uncertain Doom: Her and the orphans' final fate was never explicitly confirmed, only told through the reactions of others. It's implied that Linlin ate them all, judging by the circumstances, bystander reactions, and Big Mom's unexplained inheritance of Carmel's powers right after she disappeared. Given the horrific and graphic nature of that implication, it's unlikely that it'll ever be shown in detail.
- Villainous Legacy: While her true nature was never revealed, Mother Carmel's villainy continues to live on and blight the world through Big Mom. It's also Played With, in that it wasn't her villainy that motivates Big Mom but rather the lies she told a young Linlin — Big Mom's ultimate goal is to create a world where all races can live together peacefully and see each other "eye-to-eye", like Carmel espoused to her in order to continue projecting her image as a kind, holy nun.
Jorl Voiced by: Ryouichi Tanaka
Jarl Voiced by: Masaharu Satō
Jorl's Age: 344
Jarl's Age: 345 (63 years ago)
Jorl's Birthday: December 4th
Jarl's Birthday: December 8th
Debut: Chapter 866 (Manga), Episode 836 (Anime)
63 years ago, "Waterfall Beard" Jorl and "Mountain Beard" Jarl were two of the most respected Giant Warriors of Elbaf, former Co-captains of the Giant Warriors Pirates before Brogy and Dorry, and good friends to "Holy Mother" Carmel... until a young Charlotte Linlin killed Jorl in one of her hunger-induced rampage. In his grief, Jarl decided to kill her but was stopped by Carmel. He instead exiled them all and made sure all of Elbaf learned what Linlin had done.
- Badass Beard: Oh Yes! Both of them had massive beard befitting their monikers. Also both were legendary warriors.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Jorl was on the receiving end of one, courtesy of the future Big Mom.
- One Degree of Separation: They are Brogy and Dorry's predecessors as captain of the Giant Warriors Pirates and they know the young Hajrudin, thus making them acquataince to 3 of 5 Straw Hat's giant allies.
- Reality Ensues: Had Jorl faced Linlin in his prime and incurred the injuries he suffered, he would have been able to recover and live, but at his old age (300 is about as long as giants live) there was nothing that could save him from death short of a miracle.
- Having a Badass Beard may look cool and all, but it makes for an easy target for an opponent to grab onto, as Jorl finds out the hard way.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Jorl and Jarl gave us the first glimpse into a proper Elbaf leader: extremely militaristic yet perfectly willing to listen to a pacifist.
- Retired Badass: Both of them, being the former leaders of the Giant Warrior pirates and being 344 and 345 years old (which roughly translates to 114 and 115 in human years). Even in giant years, they are exceptionally old.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Jorl/Yorle/Yorl/Yoruru, Jarl/Yarle/Yarl/Yaruru (the last of each is how the katakana is pronounced).
- Uncertain Doom: We don't know if Jarl is still alive, but most giants don't live much longer than 300, and he was actually past that point of life.
- Weapon Tombstone: Jorl was buried with his sword and viking helmet marking his burial mound atop the highest cliff overlooking the valley beyond the village of Elbaf. There are also bandages used to mend the weapons where Linlin broke the points, horns, and spikes off when she attacked him.
- The Worf Effect: Jorl's death was mostly to highlight Charlotte Linlin's extreme strength. However, it was also a case of Worf Had the Flu, because Jorl was well past his prime when Linlin trounced him in a single blow.
Debut: Chapter 907 (Manga)
The name of a mysterious group of pirates whose era was over 40 years ago, before the age of Gol D. Roger, until Monkey D. Garp defeated their leader, earning him the title "Hero of the Marines". Garp suspects, however, that the rest of the crew is still around and growing stronger, and that their return would be disastrous.
- Cryptic Background Reference: Even in the world of OP, knowledge of them is rather scant, having been out of mind for 40 years.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Before the Pirate King and the Four Emperors, there was simply "Rox".
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Rocks" or "Locks" was the fan translation until VIZ confirmed it as "Rox".
Debut: Chapter 920 (Manga)
The previous Daimyo of the Kuri region of Wano Country and Momonosuke's father, as well as a member of the Roger Pirates. He was murdered by the Shogun Orochi who allied with Kaido.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Used to be so adored by the residents of Kuri that Kuri Castle was called Oden Castle by the residents. Unfortunately, twenty years of Malicious Slander threw that reputation down the crapper.
- Awesomeness Is a Force: He could use Conquerers Haki.
- Catch-Phrase: "This is uncomfortable!", which would often mark another effort to improve the region.
- Disappeared Dad: To his children, Momonosuke and Hiyori, having given his life to protect them from Kaido.
- Evil Overlord: Subverted. As a young man, he was described as wild and often caused violent problems, so much that they kicked him out from the capital. From there, he went to the most lawless area of the land, united all the outlaws under his banner and... turned the area into a veritable paradise of the land.
- Fantastic Racism: Averted. When the young Dogstorm and Cat Viper washed ashore at Wano, he did not share his subjects' prejudice against them and instead admonished them for their treatment of the duo. This plays a big part on the duo's loyalty to him.
- Happily Married: With Toki.
- Improbable Age: United the outlaws and transformed the wild land into a paradise before he reached 20 years old.
- Malicious Slander: His name is all but cursed by the current generation of Wano citizens due to smear campaign perpetrated for 20 years.
- Nothing Is Scarier: We never get a full detail of the account of his demise other than "Our lord Oden died just like that, as a criminal." Though judging from the Straw Hats' outraged expressions, some things are perhaps better left unsaid.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Oden proceeded to go to the most lawless land in Wano and reform the outlaws there before building a farm and a village, eventually becoming Daimyo... all before 20. He earned his Daimyo position to say the least.
- Warrior Prince: Well, not a prince, but he was the son of a shogun and thus lived in the Flower Capital before he got kicked out. As for the warrior? Well, he caused violent fights, tamed a lawless land into a vertible paradise and sailed with the Whitebeard and Roger Pirates, even reach Raftel.
Debut: Chapter 920 (Manga)
Devil Fruit: Time-Time Fruit
Kozuki Oden's wife, Momonosuke's mother and matriarch of the family, she was killed in the fire that destroyed her home after saving her son and his retainers. The previous consumer of the Time-Time Fruit (Toki Toki no Mi), which allows her to travel forward through time.
- Face Death with Dignity: Faced her end gracefully, choosing not to use her powers to save herself from the crumbling ruins of her castle.
- Fling a Light into the Future: She used her Time-Time Fruit powers to send her son and his retainers into the future to save them from Kaido.
- Happily Married: With Oden.
- Meaningful Name: Toki means "time" in Japanese, fitting her Devil Fruit powers.
- Missing Mom: To Momonosuke and Hiyori. She died to protect her son and retainers, though the fate of her daughter is unknown.
- Older Than She Looks: Technically speaking, it's implied she was born in the distant past and used her powers to skip ahead in time until reaching 20 years before the story at least. She ended up settling down and married Oden.
- Our Time Travel Is Different: The powers of the Time-Time Fruit allow her to only send people to the future, since going to the past is impossible. It's unknown if this fruit granted her any additional abilities.
- Walking Spoiler: She's got quite the reveal as soon as she was introduced, thanks to her Devil Fruit.