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Amazon Lily

"The nation of Kuja is a tribe of woman warriors. This is Amazon Lily, the island of women. Men are absolutely forbidden. If any man sets foot on this island, he forfeits his life.'"
Chapter 514

Amazon Lily is an empire populated by an all-female tribe called the "Kuja", located on the Island of Women in the Calm Belt. Since there are no men in their tribe and they're quite isolated from the rest of the world, Kujas tend to be ignorant and diffident about males, although some do leave the island and come back pregnant (and always with female children). Their culture resembles that of the Amazons and they are ruled by their empress Boa Hancock, who became a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea to protect her island.

Every Kuja is quite strong and has some proficiency with Haki, and most of them wear really revealing outfits. Their most common weapon is a snake companion that can become a bow or a staff. However, only the strongest of them are part of the Kuja Pirates.

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    In General 
  • Action Girl: Nearly every one of them is a strong warrior, and it's said that all of them can use Haki.
  • Always Female: Amazon Lily is populated only by women, therefore all Kuja are female. It's revealed that they give birth exclusively to female babies; whilst there's no explanation for this, or why men are traditionally prohibited from settling on Amazon Lily, it does go a long way towards explaining why they're an Amazon-type culture.
  • Animal Motifs: Snakes are an integral part of Amazon Lily culture. Their village contains large snake statues and many residents of the island even adorn snakes as fashion (live snakes, mind you). The Kuja Pirates also use sea serpents (whose venom is known to be so potent that Sea Kings avoid them) to pull their ships across the Calm Belt. Not to mention their current royalty (known as the Gorgon Sisters) has the family name Boa, and two of them can literally turn into Snake People while the third can petrify people (evoking the snake-haired Medusa, the most famous Gorgon from Greek mythology).
  • Badass Cape: When not in formal outfits, all Kujas wear a white cape and each of them is a proficient warrior.
  • Bare Your Midriff: It's almost like it's a trend for them to not cover their midriff. Not that you can cover much wearing just a bikini...
  • Beauty Is Best: Within the tribe, the stronger a Kuja is, the more she's considered as beautiful, regardless of her actual appearance. Boa Hancock, however, is not only the strongest woman of the Kuja, but also one of the two most beautiful women in the world. Hancock will always use her beauty to get away with things, or seduce people to turn them into stone with her Devil Fruit abilities, which only work on people who have naughty thoughts about her. Her Catchphrase is also "Why, you ask? Why, it is because I am beautiful". Luffy is the first one not to fall for her beauty, which she initially thought to be impossible.
  • Brawn Hilda: A significant minority of Kuja are less than attractive, due to either being so musclebound it obscures their femininity or being so rotund they look almost spherical. These women are all still immensely strong.
  • Does Not Like Men: While they're not outright man-haters, due to most of them being ignorant of men, they don't trust them, and freak out when they discover that Luffy is a guy.
  • Floral Theme Naming: All the members of the Kuja tribe, save for Hancock, are named after flowers. Even the Island they live in is called Amazon Lily.
  • Fur Bikini: The majority of Kuja warriors wear just a furry bikini and a cape, in sexy amazon fashion. And often a snake tied around.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Their formal outfit is a dress that starts below the shoulders.
  • Ki Manipulation: It's said that every Kuja is able to use Haki, and some are seen using it for different purposes, mainly powering up their arrows.
  • Lady Land: They consist entirely of women trained in the ways of the warrior. While it is stated that women of the island that leave and return pregnant, always give birth to daughters, the population at large knows so little about men that it takes the intervention of Granny Nyon, an elder who actually did spend a prolonged period of time adventuring in the outside world, to even identify Luffy as male.
  • Only One Female Mold: Averted. Despite Oda's female character design not varying much in contrast to his large variety of males, you'd have a hard time finding two similar Kujas. It's especially egregious because only an handful of them can be considered "gonk".
  • Panthera Awesome: Bacura, Sandersonia's pet, a huge and fierce panther used as executioner.
  • The Pretty Girl Is Stronger: Inverted. Their worldview is that "strength is beauty", therefore the "strong women are pretty". The women there run gamut from pretty normal looking, to amorous Gonks, to incredibly beautiful — the empress, Boa Hancock, is the strongest woman of the island and is considered beautiful by every inhabitant. Coincidentally, Hancock is not only the World's Most Beautiful Woman, aside from Shirahoshi, but also among the strongest women in the world, despite being normally built and physically smaller than her two weaker sisters.
  • Stripperiffic: The Kuja are all beautiful amazons, and for the most part their clothing are very skimpy and revealing, with a small top and a pair of panties as their standard outfit.

Kuja Pirates

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Hancock's pirate crew, composed by the strongest and toughest Kuja warriors from Amazon Lily. Their power is known and feared among the people, and they can all use Haki. Because of Boa's open unruliness, they are just as likely to attack Marines as they are other pirates. Moreover, the Sea Serpents they use to pull their ship intimidates Sea Kings, meaning they can freely sail through the Calm Belt, giving an exceptional natural defense to their island. Still, after meeting Luffy, they have become secret allies to the Straw Hats.


  • Amazon Brigade: They're literally Amazons, and only the strongest Kuja, who are already strong fighters on their own, can join the Kuja Pirates.
  • Badass Crew: As one of the Seven Warlords' crews, they are considered one of the strongest in the world, and the Kuja are renowned as fearsome warriors.

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Gorgon Sisters

    "Pirate Empress" Boa Hancock 
Empress of Amazon Lily, leader of the Kuja Tribe, captain of the Kuja Pirates and one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. See her page.

    Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold 

Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold

Debut: Chapter 516 (Manga), Episode 409 (Anime)

Known respectively as Sonia and Mari for short, they are Boa Hancock's little sisters, though it's hard to guess comparing their heights. Along with their older sister, they were slaves of the World Nobles and were freed by Fisher Tiger; since then, they and Hancock have been living a lie about why their backs cannot be shown, claiming that they have Gorgon eyes on their backs and anyone who sees them turns to stone, when in actuality they have "The Hoof of the Celestial Dragon" on their backs, marking them as property of the World Nobles. They are very devoted to their older sister Boa Hancock, and support her in any of her decisions.

Sandersonia and Marigold are part of the elite Kuja warriors and former slaves of the Celestial Dragons. Both of them were forced to eat the Snake-Snake Fruit (Hebi Hebi no Mi), respectively the Anaconda Model and King Cobra Model. Their Devil Fruits allow them to become two large and strong woman-snakes.

They both have a bounty of 40,000,000 Berries, frozen until the Warlord system is abolished.


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  • Action Girl: They are two of the Kuja's strongest fighters and a master of Observation Haki in Sandersonia's case or Armament Haki in Marigold's case.
  • Affectionate Nickname: They are called Sonia and Mari for short.
  • Badass Cape: Just like all the other Kuja pirates, they wear a cape to distinguish them from the common citizens of Amazon Lily. In their case it also helps hide the slave brands on their back. Sandersonia's cape gets accidentally burned by Marigold during their fight with Luffy but the latter hides the slave brand before the others could see it.
  • Big Little Sister: Despite being Hancock's younger sister, they're much, much bigger than her, as they're twice her height. And Hancock is not short by any means, standing at 193cm.
  • Big Sister Worship: They're both very devoted to her older (though not "bigger") sister Boa Hancock and even ignore some of her meaner aspect of her personality.
  • Brown Note: Subverted. The other residents of Amazon Lily believe that there is a set of cursed eyes on the backs of the Gorgon Sisters that will turn anyone who sees them into stone, placed after killing a Gorgon. During their fight with Luffy, her cape is accidentally burned off and Hancock orders the bystanders to evacuate so they wouldn't see it. In actuality, there is a Slave Brand which they hide because they are ashamed of.
  • Co-Dragons: They're Hancock's sisters (therefore the closest members to her) and among the strongest of the Kuja Pirates. In the Amazon Lily's arc, they fight Luffy in behalf of their sister.
  • Curse: Subverted. The other Kuja believe the Gorgon Sisters have these special powers because they are cursed, and have eyes on their back that turn whoever watches them into stone. It's actually a lie spread by the Gorgon Sisters, who don't want others to know they have been Made a Slave in the past, while their special abilities are given by Devil Fruits they were forced to eat.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After their defeat at the hands of Luffy, and the fact he prevented their secret from being revealed, the latter earns their friendship.
  • Does Not Like Men: Just like Hancock and most Kujas, they have a disdain for men, with the only exceptions being Rayleigh and Luffy.
  • Force Feeding: They didn't want to eat her Devil Fruit, but, when they were slaves, they were forced to do so to amuse their masters.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: They both were slaves and suffered horribly from their past. While their circumstances are tragic as to how they act around others, along with their hatred of men in general, that does not justify their cruelty towards their subjects. Their fight with Luffy is a prime example, as because he's a man (who also accidently saw their sisters slave mark), they condemn him on the spot without trial. Even as they fight him, they are willing to kill a petrified Marguerite, who did nothing to deserve such cruel treatment, out of spite to hurt Luffy. Their actions only make them come off as no better than the World Nobles who enslaved them.
  • The Heavy: Downplayed. While Hancock remains an active antagonist who interacts with Luffy, Sandersonia and Marigold are the ones who fight him in the arena, on their sister's behalf. When they are "defeated", Hancock stops antagonizing Luffy.
  • Heel–Face Turn: While they start off as antagonists, they follow Hancock, when the latter falls in love with Luffy, into becoming allies of the Straw Hats. Although neither of them don't exactly become nicer in general.
  • Just Toying with Them: They toy with Luffy for most of the fight, dodging or parrying his attacks to show off, but once Luffy goes Gear 2nd, they are forced to go all out.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: For their actions in trying to kill Luffy and Marguerite, they get a well-deserved beating by Luffy and suffer burns from the ordeal, with their slave marks almost revealed to their subjects and are left humiliated by the whole ordeal.
  • Lovely Angels: Sandersonia and Marigold are two sisters who fight together in combat, combining their fighting styles and types of Haki for a deadly combo that puts Luffy on the ropes.
  • Made a Slave: They spent most of their childhood as slaves of the Celestial Dragons, until Fisher Tiger freed them. Sandersonia still has bad memories about this experience and even goes into a brief Heroic BSoD while hearing Hancock telling their past to Luffy.
  • Medusa: As the name says, the Gorgon Sisters' concept and powers revolve around the gorgon sisters from Greek Mythology, especially Medusa. Sandersonia and Mari have each eaten a Zoan-type Devil Fruit which turnsù them into snakes, while Hancock's Devil Fruit gives her the ability to turn the other people into stones.
  • Morality Pet: Sandersonia and Marigold are the only ones (before Luffy comes around, that is) that Hancock doesn't act like an asshole towards. Justified because they're her sisters and have always been together and shared the same experiences.
  • Moral Myopia: Marigold and Sandersonia happily enable Hancock's behavior. When Luffy (who had earlier gone out of his way to conceal their slave marks while they were trying to kill him) asks Hancock to go to Impel Down so he can rescue his brother, they start screaming about what a cruel, selfish man he is and demand that Hancock petrify him.
  • Oh, Crap!: Sandersonia and Mari are shocked to see that Luffy possesses Conqueror's Haki and realize that he's much more than what they believed.
  • Prehensile Hair: With their Snake Hair Possession (Hebigami-Tsuki) attack, they can shape their hair into large snakes. Sandersonia shapes it in more snakes, while Marigold sets it on fire too.
  • Punny Name: All their attacks with "hebi" (Japanese for "snake) in them can taken to be either Japanese for snake or a romanization of the English word heavy.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Although not too developed, their personalities are immediately set apart: Sandersonia is playful and mischievous and Marigold is stern and serious.
  • Satellite Character: Most of their characterization and actions in the story revolve around their older sister, Hancock.
  • Scaled Up: Courtesy of the Snake-Snake Fruit powers, they can turn into giant snakes, though the story only shows them in their hybrid form.
  • Shipper on Deck: At first, they are mortified on Hancock falling in love with Luffy, who is both a man and, well, an idiot. However, after seeing how much warmer their sister has become because of Luffy and seeing he is a Nice Guy to her, they support her affections and the idea of their sister marrying him one day.
  • Snake People: Their hybrid form is those of a giant snake-woman, with a serpentine and legless body but two legs, a vaguely human face and hair.
  • Slave Brand: Like Hancock, they bear the "Hoof/Claw of the Rising Dragon" on their backs, burned onto them as marks of their slavery to the World Nobles. It doubles as Embarrassing Tattoo. During their fight with Luffy, Sandersonia's almost gets revealed in front of all the Kujas, but Luffy understands the situation and covers it.
  • Underestimating Badassery: They both underestimate Luffy's skills as a fighter, thinking of him as a joke. While they do overwhelm him in the first half of the fight, once Luffy gets serious they get their asses kicked by him and almost have their dark secret revealed.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: Once they learn that their older sister Hancock has fallen in love with Luffy, the both of them are so dumbfounded all they can do is stare dumbfounded over the turn of events.

Boa Sandersonia

Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō (JP), Lindsay Seidel (EN)

Age: 28 (Pre-Timeskip), 30 (Post-Timeskip)

Devil Fruit: Snake-Snake Fruit, Model: Anaconda

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Sandersonia is the middle child of the Gorgon Sisters. She is the more emotional member of the family, as she's usually quite cheerful but at the same time bursts into crying much more easily when thinking about her past. While in combat, she teases and torments her opponent. She is proficient in Observation Haki, to the point of being able to easily dodge Luffy's Gatling Gun attack, and can control her hair to shape them into snakes.


  • Butter Face: Downplayed, but Sandersonia has a beautiful body and a disproportionately large head with a flattened face that resembles that of a snake.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: Sandersonia's specialty is Observation Haki. With it, she can move her body to dodge every single hit of Luffy's Gatling attack by predicting it in advance.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: She wears a stocking with colored motifs on her left leg.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both her eyes and her hair are sea green, a color that can be associated with snakes.
  • Genki Girl: When not in combat, where she's more sadistic, Sandersonia is childish and cheerful, a contrast to Marigold's stoic personality.
  • Kick the Dog: To play with her opponent's feeling, she tries to destroy Marguerite's statue in front of a helpless Luffy but is stopped by the latter's Conqueror's Haki.
  • Long Neck: She gains a very long neck in her half-snake form, to better cement her as the anaconda-model snake Zoan.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Thanks to her Observation Haki, she easily dodges Luffy's Gatling.
  • Oh, Crap!: When her cape is set on fire and the slave brand on her back is about to be revealed in front of all the Kujas, Sandersonia is terrified but helpless, since she can't cover it without falling to the spikes around the arena. Thankfully, Luffy helps her.
  • Overly-Long Tongue: Has a long forked tongue that often sticks out from her mouth, adding to the snake elements in her appearance.
  • Panthera Awesome: Instead of a snake like most of the Kuja, she has a giant panther named Bacura as a pet.
  • Sadist: She enjoys tormenting her victims before defeating them, such as when she decides to crush Marguerite's petrified body right in front of Luffy.
  • Trauma Button: Her experience as a slave has really scarred her and she breaks down crying and screaming as Hancock explains their past to Luffy. Mari, despite being very shaken herself, has to calm her down with a hug.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Her main outfit, aside from the white Kuja cape, consists of a normal bikini, unlike most Kujas' fur bikinis.

Boa Marigold

Voiced by: Kimiko Saito (JP), Julie Mayfield (EN)

Age: 26 (Pre-Timeskip), 28 (Post-Timeskip)

Devil Fruit: Snake-Snake Fruit, Model: King Cobra

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Marigold is the youngest of the Gorgon Sisters. She is the most stern of her family, and only shows some emotion when she's being slightly playful in combat. She is proficient in Armament Haki, and is able to hurt Luffy with blunt attacks, and can control her hair, shaping into snakes and even set them on fire.


  • Artistic License – Biology: While it’s true that some cobras can spit venom, the King Cobra isn’t one of them, and isn’t even a true cobra.
  • Barrier Warrior: She's a master of Armament Haki, which she uses to deflect enemy attacks like Luffy's Bazooka.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon of choice is a giant guandao with a particularly oversized blade. She's the only one of the Gorgon Sisters to wield a weapon.
  • Blood Knight: Implied. Marigold is always calm and stoic, even when Hancock reveals Luffy their terrible past, and the only time she displays some emotions is during her fight with Luffy.
  • Brawn Hilda: Marigold is very rotund-looking woman, with a broad, drooping belly and puffy features that make her look quite fat. She's also a very strong fighter.
  • Flaming Hair: During her fight with Luffy, she sets herself alight for her Snake Hair Possession: Salamander attack. It accidentally burns Sandersonia's cape.
  • Formerly Fit: Mari was thin as a child, as seen in a flashback where she and her sisters escape from Mariejois but in the present she's fat, to invoke an operatic Valkyrie vibe. (Oda says it's actually muscle).
  • Giant Flyer: Her pet is not a snake but an unnamed huge hawk.
  • Playing with Fire: She can set her hair on fire when using Snake Hair Possession.
  • Poisonous Person: Thanks to being a cobra-model snake Zoan, she has the ability to spit venom, in the form of noxious purple gunk. When it splatters across a surface, it starts to vaporize, filling the air with toxic fumes.
  • Super Spit: In her cobra form, Mari can spit venom from her mouth.
  • The Stoic: She has a serious expression most of the time and rarely shows any emotion, although it's clear her experience as a slave has scarred her as well.
  • Technicolor Toxin: The poison she spits is purple, making it look more dangerous and supernatural.

Other Members

    Marguerite 

Marguerite

Voiced by: Masumi Asano (JP), Whitney Rodgers (EN)

Age: 16 (Pre-Timeskip), 18 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 514 (Manga), Episode 408 (Anime)

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A member of the Kuja who happens to find Luffy after he lands on Amazon Lily, along with her friends Sweetpea and Aphelandra. Due to not having met any man before Luffy, she's very naive about them, and there's the Running Gag of her wishing to see Luffy's "golden balls" (Japanese slang for male testicles). Like all Kuja, she was initially mistrustful of Luffy since he was a man. However, as time goes on, she forms the closest attachment to Luffy of the three, especially after he saves her in the arena trial.

She fights using a snake that can turn into a bow to shoot Haki-imbued arrows. She's also seen using a dagger.

She joins the Kuja Pirates during the Time Skip.


  • Archer Archetype: Her snake can become a bow, and she mainly fights using Haki-imbued arrows.
  • Badass Adorable: She doesn't get to fight onscreen much, but enough to qualify for the badass part. Hell, she even become a member of the Kuja Pirates after the timeskip, which most definitely means she's stronger than she looks. And she's a naive but kind woman.
  • Badass Cape: Just like all the Kuja warriors, she wears a white cape.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Among the three Kuja who find Luffy, Marguerite is the brain, as she's the unofficial leader of the trio and the one who makes decisions and gives orders.
  • Combat Stilettos: Strangely for an amazon, her boots have heels, and she has no problem fighting while wearing them.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Has a black and white striped stocking only on her right leg.
  • Feather Boa Constrictor: Just like nearly all Kuja warriors, she has a snake that keeps around her waist. It can also become a bow.
  • Fur Bikini: Just like a classic fanservice-y amazon, she has a furry outfit that doesn't cover much.
  • Hairof Gold Heartof Gold: Has blond hair, and is a kind and compassionate woman.
  • Innocent Innuendo: She really wants to see Luffy's "kintama" (aka: testicles), but there's no malice in that, it just originates from her naivete.
  • Ki Manipulation: She can use Haki to make her arrows more powerful.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Just look at how cute she is, and how much skin she reveals!
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction as she's Taken for Granite by Hancock, resulting in a statue with a scared expression.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Fans aren't sure whether her name is supposed to be spelled "Marguerite" or "Margaret".
  • Taken for Granite : Happens to her, Sweetpea, and Aphelandra after they reveal they are the ones who found Luffy. She gets better after Luffy's fight with Sandersonia and Marigold, though.
  • Taking the Heat: Takes the blame for Luffy's presence in Amazon Lily to prevent him from fighting in the arena, and gets turned into stone. Thankfully, Luffy can handle himself and frees her.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Apparently, during the time-skip she has become strong enough to become a member of the Kuja Pirates.
  • Would Not Hurt A Child: Refuses to fight Hancock Seraphim for being a child

    Aphelandra 

Aphelandra

Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (JP), Sarah Wiedenheft (EN)

Debut: Chapter 514 (Manga), Episode 408 (Anime)

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A member of the Kuja tribe, arguably the tallest besides Sandersonia and Marigold, and one of the three who find Luffy after he lands on Amazon Lily. Like the other two, she forms a close attachment to him after he saves them. She's a kind and innocent woman and is also shy and submissive despite her size. She responds to orders and requests in a very militaristic manner, complete with right-handed salute.

She wields a large Jian sword proportionate to her size and apparently is proficient enough to join the Kuja Pirates during the Time Skip.


  • Apologetic Attacker: She's so nice she apologizes to Luffy right before blocking his attack and slamming him back.
  • Badass Adorable: She is tall, kind, and insanely cute, but remember: she's a Kuja warrior.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Among the three Kuja who find Luffy, Aphelandra is the beauty, being the most naive and cute of the three.
  • BFS: Carries around a large Jian sword fitting her size.
  • Funbag Airbag: Weaponized when she uses her humongous bosom to stop Luffy's escape.
  • Gentle Giant: She's the tallest of the Kuja warriors, towering over nearly every single one of them, and also one of the nicest and most innocent.
  • Giant Woman: Downplayed. She's not huge, but she easily tops 10 feet in height and normal women only reach up to her legs.
  • Nice Girl: Aside from an initial mistrust of men, she's the nicest of all the Kuja, to the point she even apologizes before slapping Luffy during his escape.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction as she's Taken for Granite by Hancock, and her petrified face keeps this expression.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She is incredibly moe with her innocent personality and cute appearance, and really, really tall.
  • Taken for Granite : After learning she, along with Marguerite and Sweetpea, are the ones who found Luffy, Hancock punishes them with her Devil Fruit powers. She's turned back to normal after Luffy's fight with Sandersonia and Marigold.
  • Taking the Heat: Along with Sweetpea, she joins Marguerite and takes the blame for Luffy's arrival in Amazon Lily, and gets promptly turned into stone.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During the time-skip, she has improved enough to join the Kuja Pirates.

    Sweetpea 

Sweetpea

Voiced by: Kujira (JP), Doug Goodrich (EN)

Debut: Chapter 514 (Manga), Episode 408 (Anime)

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A member of the Kuja tribe, and one of the three who find Luffy and gets on good terms with him after he saves her, Marguerite, and Aphelandra. She has a funny habit of describing the events she's living with complex quotes, as if she's writing a novel.

After the Time Skip, she becomes a member of the Kuja Pirates.


  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Among the three Kuja who find Luffy, Sweetpea is the brawn, as she has a corpulent, masculine-like build compared to the other two's feminine bodies.
  • Brawn Hilda: She's not exactly cute, is quite plump and is a Kuja warrior.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She has a habit of recounting the current situation as if it's a chapter of a novel.
  • Feather Boa Constrictor: Zig-Zagged. She has a snake (like most Kuja) but sometimes it's used as a cane instead of being kept around her body.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hair is kept into two pigtails, although neither her appearance nor her personality is girlish at all.
  • Gonk: Despite being called "Sweetpea", her appearance isn't sweet at all, especially compared to the other Kuja, who are, for the great majority, beautiful women. Her Kuja warrior outfit is still just as Stripperific as the others.
  • Ironic Name: The sweet pea is a petite and fragile flower, but she's actually a very fat and masculine woman.
  • Oh, Crap!: Her reaction as she's Taken for Granite by Hancock, which remains as she's a statue.
  • Purple Prose: In-Universe. She describes every event in an extremely convoluted way, like using "a race against time" to describe that Luffy doesn't have much time left before the mushrooms consume him. In the Viz manga, she instead starts a majority of her sentences with "chapter" (i.e. "Chapter—An Emergency").
  • Taken for Granite : Boa Hancock turns her, Marguerite and Aphelandra into statues as punishment for having found Luffy. She gets better after Luffy's fight with Sandersonia and Marigold.
  • Taking the Heat: Along with Aphelandra, she joins Marguerite and takes the blame for Luffy's arrival in Amazon Lily. Boa Hancock turns them into stone as a punishment.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During the time-skip, she has improved enough to join the Kuja Pirates.

    Ran 

Ran

Voiced by: Umeka Shoji (JP), Clarine Harp (EN)

Debut: Chapter 516 (Manga), Episode 410 (Anime)

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A member of the Kuja pirates. She's among the most knowledgeable and analytical member of the crew, as seen when she commentates Luffy's fights in the arena.

She has a snake that can morph into a bow and use it to shoot arrows and, like all Kuja, is a Haki user.


  • Cleavage Window: She doesn't wear a fur bikini top like most Kuja, but has a tank top with a hole that reveals some of her cleavage.
  • Combat Commentator: She's quite perceptive, and when Luffy is fighting Bacura and later Sandersonia and Mari, she comments how strong he is or that he has Conqueror's Haki.
  • Feather Boa Constrictor: She keeps a snake that can be used as a bow.
  • Ms Exposition: She explains to a child, and therefore the audience, about the Gorgon Sisters' curse and eyes on the back. (However, that story is revealed to be a lie).

    Daisy 

Daisy

Voiced by: Chigusa Ikeda (JP), Mary Morgan (EN)

Debut: Chapter 516 (Manga), Episode 410 (Anime)

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One of the Kuja Pirates. She's always seen smiling and ends every sentence with her laugh "Zahahaha".

She's never seen fighting, though, being a Kuja Pirate, she must be one of the strongest Kuja.


  • The Hyena: She can't say anything without laughing. She laughs so often it borders on being a Verbal Tic.
  • Meaningful Name: In the language of flowers, "daisy" can mean "cheer", a very appropriate name for a woman who laughs a lot.
  • Perpetual Smiler: There's not a moment where her grin disappears from her face.
  • Signature Laugh: The only Kuja to have a distinct laugh. In her case, it is "Zahahaha".

    Cosmos 

Cosmos

Voiced by: Hiromi Nishikawa (JP), Anastasia Muñoz (EN)

Debut: Chapter 516 (Manga), Episode 410 (Anime)

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One of the Kuja Pirates. She's a fat and cheerful woman.

Her abilities are never shown, but she should be strong if she's a Kuja Pirate.


  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a tube cloth that leaves her stomach exposed.
  • Big Fun: She's a really fat woman and is constantly seen smiling.

    Rindo 

Rindo

Voiced by: Satomi Sato (JP), Jennifer Green (EN)

Debut: Chapter 516 (Manga), Episode 410 (Anime)

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One of the Kuja Pirates. She's very aloof, but also loyal and respectful toward her duties.

She's the best sniper of the Kuja Tribe. Instead of the common snake-bow, her weapon is a large bazooka rifle.


  • BFG: Her weapon is a bazzoka almost as big as her that shoots harpoons.
  • Cold Sniper: Although her weapon is a tad too flashy for an actual, silent sniper, she's one of the most stoic Kuja.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: A particular example because, unlike most Kuja who wear a bikini top, she wears a jacket left open.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She's a badass sniper and there's always a cigarette hanging from her mouth.
  • The Stoic: She's always serious, and not even the presence of a man in Amazon Lily surprises her.

Kuja Islanders

Those who aren't members of the Kuja Pirates remain in Amazon Lily, and thus have little knowledge about the outside world. While not as strong as the Kuja Pirates, they're still proficient warriors.

    "Elder Nyon" Gloriosa 

"Elder Nyon" Gloriosa

Voiced by: Ako Mayama (JP), Nancy Sherrard (EN)

Debut: Chapter 514 (Manga), Episode 408 (Anime)

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Commonly referred to as "Elder Nyon", she's the ex-ex-ex-empress of Amazon Lily. She's an elderly lady who lives on the outskirts of Amazon Lily, as a consequence of leaving the island and abandoning her duties, after she came down with "love sickness", and somehow surviving when her predecessors didn't. However, during her time away, she learned several things about the world outside the isolated island, including about the opposite gender (and is the only not misandrist Kuja), the politics of the world and she also met a member of the Roger Pirates, Silvers Rayleigh and Shakuyaku; and discovered Boa Hancock and her sisters, Sandersonia and Marigold, who were previously missing for four years after they were enslaved by the Celestial Dragons, taking care of them and eventually bringing them back home. For this reason she's very close to Boa Hancock and cares about her despite the latter's constant mistreatment of the old lady.

Thanks to all of her experience of the outside world, she's very wise, and doesn't believe to (most) of Hancock's lies. Gloriosa takes her role as a senior figure to the Kuja Amazons very seriously, and is something of an adviser to the current empress "Snake Princess" Boa Hancock (despite their often antagonistic relationship), and her interest in current affairs keeps Hancock informed; important considering her Warlord position. When Luffy arrives on the island, she's surprised by his spirit, his luck and his kindness. She informs Luffy of Ace's execution, and warns him of the dangers that follow, and is surprised to see him survive both Impel Down and the Whitebeard War in two days.


  • Category Traitor: Due to having left Amazon Lily, she's considered a traitor among the Kuja. While the Kuja Empress of that time forgave Gloriosa after she returned, she lives in the outskirts, isolated from the other Kuja.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: She's always been the Straight Man to Boa Hancock but becomes this once Hancock falls in love with Luffy, as she constantly reminds her that none of Luffy's actions mean they're married.
  • Cool Old Lady: As expected of a former empress. Hancock chucking her out of a window doesn't bother her much.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments where she snarks at Hancock's strange behavior, such as in Chapter 1059, after the Marine and the Blackbeard Pirates have assaulted Amazon Lily.
    Hancock: Sigh... at this point, I just want to be married to Luffy...(heart)
    Nyon: You mean at every point.
  • Destination Defenestration: When Hancock loses her patience with Nyon during their argument over whether to answer the Marines' summons, Hancock throws her out the window. Nyon lands safely and is more annoyed than anything, but it goes to show how cruel Hancock can be.
  • Feather Boa Constrictor: Being a Kuja, she has a snake that she uses as a staff to give her the image of a wise old lady.
  • The Hermit: Downplayed. She doesn't live that isolated from the others, but she still has little contact with the rest of the Kuja tribe, save for Hancock, her successor.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She's both the oldest and the shortest of the Kuja tribe.
  • Ms. Exposition: She reads a lot of newspaper to keep herself informed about the world's events and is the one to inform Luffy's about Ace's capture and future execution. She's even surprised that an infamous pirate like Luffy has such an ignorance of the world. She also explain Hancock about the "love sickness".
  • Never Mess with Granny: She easily recovers from defenestration off a building around 50 feet high by Hancock. These skills are to be expected considering she's a former Kuja Empress.
  • Oh, Crap!: She's shocked to learn that a man (Luffy) is on Amazon Lily.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Everyone call her "Elder Nyon". The only exception is Silvers Rayleigh, who's a close friend of hers.
  • Only Sane Woman: The one resident of Kuja island who doesn't sycophantly agree with everything Hancock says, although she sometimes believes Hancock's lies too or is momentarily swayed by her acting cute. She's often the voice of reason for Hancock, as she constantly urges Hancock to be more responsible.
  • Retired Badass: She's, after all, former empress of the Kuja, who live under the philosophy "strength is beauty". However, her combat power is that of an average old woman, but remains very wise.
  • Straight Man: To Hancock. Being one of the wisest Kuja and having raised the Gorgon Sisters, she's the only one who can really stand up to Hancock, and she often has to be the one to remind Hancock of her duties as empress and Warlord, if not cajole her into doing them. However, Hancock doesn't always listen to her. This become even more extreme when Hancock falls in love with Luffy, as she even has to remember her that a hug doesn't mean being married.
  • Verbal Tic: She often says "nyo" in her sentences. This is presumably part of the origin for her nickname.
  • You Owe Me: Frequently reminds Hancock of the debt she and her sisters owe her for housing them after they escaped from their enslavement and raising them as her daughters. While Sonia and Mary acknowledge this, Hancock acts like a brat about it calling it a "small debt" from the past (though deep down she is very grateful toward her adopted mother but is too proud to admit it).

    Kikyo 

Kikyo

Voiced by: Yuriko Yamaguchi (JP), Rachel Robinson (EN)

Debut: Chapter 514 (Manga), Episode 408 (Anime)

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One of the Kuja Warriors. She's a serious and severe leader, although she deeply cares for her friends and panics when Sonia is about to crush Marguerite. She's the one more opposed to Luffy's presence, to the point she wants to kill him. Even after Luffy has become a friend of the Kuja, she still doesn't like his antics.

She uses a snake that can become a bow, and by using Haki she can turn her arrows into explosive projectiles.


  • Anime Hair: Her hair is arranged into a really weird ponytail.
  • Feather Boa Constrictor: Like most Kuja warriors, she has a snake as a pet that can be used as bow.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's the Kuja who likes Luffy the least, and the only one to not enjoy Luffy's funny antics. But as harsh as she may be, Kikyo does like her fellow Kuja warriors, and is a stern but well-meaning leader.
  • Ki Manipulation: Can imbue Haki to her arrows to make them explosive.
  • Knight Templar: She wishes to kill Luffy at any cost, but out of desire to protect her people. After Boa Hancock and the rest of the Kuja become allies with Luffy, she drops this even if she doesn't like him.
  • Makeup Is Evil: Downplayed. She's not evil, but she wears makeup on her face and is the one who dislikes Luffy the most.
  • Made of Explodium: After being imbued with Haki, her arrows explode on contact with anything.
  • Only Sane Man: She's the only Kuja who does not replicate Luffy's antics.
  • Perpetual Frowner: She's always serious and not even a party can get her to crack a smile. The only non-serious expression she has is when she's panicking when Sandersonia attempts to break Marguerite.
  • Stripperiffic: Oh boy. It's rare to find a Kuja whose outfit doesn't reveal much skin, but she arguably has the most revealing outfit.
  • Token Evil Teammate: While "evil" is an exaggeration, she's the one more hostile toward men in Amazon Lily, although it's out of a desire to protect her people.

    Belladonna 

Belladonna

Voiced by: Tomoko Naka (JP), Dana Schultz (EN)

Debut: Chapter 514 (Manga), Episode 408 (Anime)

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The doctor of Amazon Lily. She's smart, as she can deduce that the Gorgon Sisters' power don't originate from killing a gorgon, and, fittingly for her role, has wide medical knowledge and is able to quickly heal Luffy after his body is infected by mushrooms while keeping her cool, although she doesn't understand the cause of Boa Hancock's sickness (actually love).


  • Bilingual Bonus: Belladonna, aside of the name of a plant, means, fittingly, "beautiful woman" in Italian.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She has a pair of googles with large lenses that are always on her forehead.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: A particular example because she's always seen wearing the formal attire, which fits this trope.
  • Meaningful Name: She's a doctor named Belladonna, which is also a medical plant.
  • The Medic: Well, she's the doctor of Amazon Lily, take a guess... Whenever there's an illness among the Kuja, she's the one who intervenes.
  • Non-Action Guy: She's the only Kuja who doesn't show any fighting skill, although she balances it by being an expert doctor.
  • The Stoic: She mantains her composure all the time, even when she sets Luffy on fire to destroy the mushrooms' roots and when she can't identify Hancock's illness.
  • Token Wholesome: Zigzagged, because her outfit is still pretty sexualized, but she's the only Kuja not seen wearing a Fur Bikini or an extremely revealing outfit, this could be justified by her not being a warrior.

    Nerine 

Nerine

Voiced by: Aiko Hibi (JP), Michelle Rojas (EN)

Debut: Chapter 514 (Manga), Episode 408 (Anime)

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A member of the Kuja tribe who's very curious about men. Upon meeting Luffy, she takes note of everything about him and uses him as a standard for all other men, to the point that she starts to believe that all men are made of rubber.


  • Innocent Bigot: Although she's friends with Luffy, she treats him and other men like another species. Justified by the incredible cultural isolation of the Kuja.
  • I Thought Everyone Could Do That: She is constantly making observations about Luffy that she assumes applies to all men, such as rubber arms and Our Nudity Is Differentnote 
  • Ki Manipulation: As with all Kuja, she can use Haki. Her main use is to imbue her arrows with Haki to make them explode upon contact with the target.
  • Made of Explodium: Her arrow become explosive after being imbued with Haki.

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