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Mink Tribe

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"Wah!! Talking animals!"Usopp

"This country has no 'weaklings'!! Every single Mink is a born warrior!!"
Monji

Also sometimes referred to as "Minkmen", they are a tribe of Petting Zoo People (only mammals) who live a mostly isolated life on the moving island of Zou for over a millennium. Exactly how animalistic they are vary between individuals, you can have almost talking animals or someone Little Bit Beastly. They are led by two leaders, Dogstorm and Catviper who cannot stand each other and thus rule at different times of the day: Dogstorm rules during the day, while Catviper during the night.

While all Minks are born fighters, there are two types of warriors who protect the civilians: the Musketeers, led by Sicilian, the main diurnal force, and the Guardians, led by Pedro, the main nocturnal force.

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The Mink have recently warred against a fleet of the Beast Pirates because of their allegiance to the late lord Oden Kozuki from Wano, and they protected the life of the ninja Raizo. They subsequently befriend the Straw Hats and ally with other parties to fight Kaido.


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    Zunisha 

Zunisha

Voiced by: Ben Hiura

Age: Over 1000

Birthday: December 18th

Debut: Chapter 802 (Manga), Episode 751 (Anime)

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The colossal, sentient elephant that carries the entire country of Zou on its back. It roams the planet endlessly, and it's known to have existed for at least 1,000 years and has carried the Mink people for a similar amount of time. The elephant comes from an unusual species with multi-jointed legs that are incredibly long and reach far down into the ocean floor.


  • Bullying a Dragon: Jack's attempt to torment the poor animal ended with it smashing up his fleet in a mere instant.
  • Dented Iron: Living for over a millennia took its toll on its body, making it weak and not very durable.
  • Flying Dutchman: Apparently, it committed some grave crime hundreds of years ago and it's been sentenced to roam the planet for all eternity aimlessly, only acting on the command of certain individuals.
  • Glass Cannon: It's powerful as all hell, but its long lifespan made its body weak and fragile.
  • Hidden Eyes: After becoming so old, Zunisha's eyes have sank back deep, deep, deeeeep in its sockets, leaving them looking hollow from afar. It takes an extreme close-up to spy its eyes, which are a dark grayish-green. They only become visible when Zunisha is doing something important.
  • Honorable Elephant: Fits the archetype as described by the trope, though it claims it committed some sort of crime long ago.
  • Long-Lived: The oldest living creature shown thus far, having lived for over a millennia. It's so ancient, its eyes have sunken deep withing their sockets, making it look almost undead.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after an elephant in Hindu lore that carried the world on its back. And when the species name in Japanese is read backwards, it is interpreted as "Looks like Dali's painting", referring to the abnormally long-legged elephants in one of his works.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Official subtitles want to go with "Zunesha" instead of "Zunisha".
  • War Elephants: Not normally, since it seems to just peacefully roam around for the most part, but it can weaponize its massive body on the command of the people who ride it. Jack learns this the hard way when, on orders from Momonosuke, it demolishes his fleet in one swing of its trunk.
  • You Can Talk?: Dogstorm was completely unaware that the elephant was actually sentient and capable of using human language. However, much like the Sea Kings, only certain individuals have the ability to hear its voice (which presents itself- rather painfully it seems- as a voice communicating directly to their thoughts).


    In General 
  • Awesome, but Impractical: As lampshaded by Jimbei, their untrained Sulong form is this trope, as the Minks become a danger to friend, foe and themselves alike due to becoming feral and using so much stamina. With proper training, minks can learn to control the form and chuck the "impractical" part out the window.
  • Badass Adorable: It turns out all Minks are this, even the toddlers. They are literally a race of born warriors. Half of them are cute, the other half just look badass.
  • Berserk Button: One that formed shortly after the Dressrosa arc is mentioning the Wano Country, ninja or samurai. This is due to Jack ravaging the island in his search for Raizo. It's eventually subverted when it's revealed that the Mink Tribe and Kin'emon's clan go way back; the Minks were protecting Raizou, and their reactions to hearing about samurais were not of anger, but worry.
  • Carnivore Confusion: When Usopp asked about what kind of meat they're serving in this island, Carrot answers that they eat "those without fur", i.e crocodiles, hippos and the like. They also apparently domesticate them, if Wanda's crocodile-boar steed is any indication.
  • Cast from Lifespan: Their Sulong form drains their stamina, to the point that they can die the very night they transform if left unchecked. Even when they do learn to use it, they must do it sparingly.
  • Cat Folk: Since all minks are based of mammals, there are some feline (and panthera) persons on the place.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Female minks are often very attractive despite their animals attributes.
  • Everyone is a Super: Every Mink can use Electro.
  • Fantastic Racism: Subverted. They are said to hate humans, but that's just a rumor. In truth, they only hate people based on their actions as opposed to their race, and some of them even like humans, due to them being not that different from minks.
  • The Glomp: They tend to show affection to others in the form of "minkship" by cuddling, hugging or licking them while saying "Garchu."
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: A whole nation made of furries that regularly interact with regular humans, despite living on their own island.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Mink females tend to look much more human-like, but with animal attributes.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Many minks have names related to their species. The nurse's name, "Tristan" plays off "risu" the Japanese word for squirrel, for instance.
  • Lunacy: Every Mink has the ability to transform into a "Sulong" under the light of a full moon. From what's been seen of Carrot's transformation, they become much more dangerous and powerful and are able to generate significant quantities of electro. The catch is that the form drains the minks' stamina fast, and normally causes them to lose their mind and become feral; an unchecked Sulong attacks friend and foe alike and can die from exhaustion the very night they transformed. However, it is possible for them to learn how to control the form.
  • Martial Pacifist: They're an entire race of this. They wish to avoid unnecessary violence if they could help it and they'll warn their potential opponent that fighting is useless, but when they have no other choice they'll show that they are not "cuddly and harmless" as people think. Even then, their use of "Electro" are mostly limited to subduing enemies with less-than-lethal force. The Musketeers also make a point of disarming their enemies. Cat Viper, however, seems to be more violent than the rest.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Minks tend to be very close to those they're friendly to. They call it "minkship".
  • Petting Zoo People: They're anthropomorphic animals, not unlike Zoan fruit users' hybrid forms (though limited to mammals, as the "Mink" in their name refers to their fur). Some are just a Little Bit Beastly, others are downright talking animals.
  • Shock and Awe: Minks appear to be able to use an ability called Electro, that allows them to use electricity during fights.
  • Son of an Ape: They view humans as Monkey Minks with less hair. Unlike most examples of this trope, it's not meant to be insulting.
  • Spell Blade: They can channel "Electro" through their weapons.
  • Stock Animal Behavior: Most of them have quirks related to the animal they are based on. Rody, a Bull Mink, attacks fluttery objects; Wanda, a Dog Mink, licks people's faces. All the Dog Minks love bones too with their behavior around Brook. Even Dogstorm calls him "delicious-looking".
  • Stock Animal Diet: Averted for the most part as Minks mostly eat fish, reptiles and hippos (with the latter being weird, since hippos are mammals). However, you've got the banana-loving gorilla, the bone-loving dogs and a rabbit called Carrot, so it's alluded in a way.
  • Super Mode: Their "Sulong" form, which happens under the light of a full moon, greatly increases their already-impressive strength, speed, and electro production to the point Big Mom's children warn their soldiers to be wary about facing one of them.
  • Underestimating Badassery: The Hundred Beasts Pirates that invaded the kingdom think that all minks are cuddly and harmless. They're quickly proven wrong. If it wasn't for the gas bomb that they bought from Caesar Clown, they would have been pulverized.
  • Undying Loyalty: They were willing to let their entire civilization be destroyed by Jack rather than give up Raizo's location on Zou... because he's Kin'emon's friend, and Kin'emon's clan is the Minks' friends. Talk about True Companions.
  • Verbal Tic: When using pronouns, the males will add "-gara" as a suffix while the females will add "-teia".
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: It's hinted that unless they are properly trained to control it, when Minks change into their Su Long forms, they become feral and dangerous.
  • World of Badass: Sure, One Piece's world itself is already this, but the Mink Tribe is noticeable since it's an island from the new world whose inhabitants are strong enough to resist several days of attack by an Emperor's crew. According to Monji's word, "Every Mink is a born warrior", and even the children are badasses.
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Rulers

    Duke Dogstorm 

Duke Dogstorm

Voiced by: Takaya Hashi

Birthday: October 11th

Debut: Chapter 808 (Manga), Episode 756 (Anime)

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A canine mink and the daytime ruler of the Mokomo Dukedom. His rule over the Mokomo Dukedom lasts from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Jack's torture leaves him missing his left leg.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is the strongest Mink warrior on Zou, and leader of its day folk.
  • Big, Friendly Dog: Very large and quite the pacifist compared to Cat Viper.
  • Cool Shades: He wears a pair.
  • Dub Name Change: From Inuarashi to Dogstorm. Which is odd, since his name is written in katakana, not in kanji.
  • The Good King: Just like King Riku Dold III before him, Dogstorm may be a badass, but he really values peace, and his subjects love him. He's also humble and soft-spoken, though he's not above calling his enemies (and even Cat Viper) "stubborn fools who refuse to listen."
  • Handicapped Badass: Even without a leg, he's very powerful and even his men cannot stop his walking when he wants to fight Cat Viper.
  • Large and in Charge: He's a Dog Mink that's at least 3 times larger than most of the Straw Hats and one of the leaders of his people.
  • One Degree of Separation: He and Cat Viper personally know Shanks, because they traveled with Roger's crew alongside Momonosuke's father Oden for a while; which means they also know Buggy, Rayleigh and Crocus. They also know Whitebeard's crew, as they had been traveling with them until Roger sought Oden out.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Cat Viper's red. Dogstorm prefers diplomacy to violence and is humble, polite and softspoken, while his fellow ruler is more aggressive and, if he doesn't feel it, he disobey every order.
  • Royal Rapier: Many of the Mink warriors wield rapiers, but his use stands out as one of the Kingdom's two rulers. The other, less dignified ruler instead uses a double-bladed trident.
  • Shock and Awe: Shows usage of Electro like other minks, channeling it to his sword.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Like all canine Minks, he likes bones. He finds Brook to be delicious because of this.
  • Super Strength: He blocks Jack's mammoth trunk with barely a budge.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is always willing to stand by those he considers his True Companions. He makes that extremely clear when it's revealed that he and the other minks were actually protecting Raizo from Jack.
  • Volleying Insults: If not for someone significant stopping them, whenever he and Cat Viper meet each other by chance, the two will quickly exchange insults, possibly before trying to off each other.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Master Cat Viper, such that the two refuse to be awake at the same time, and their subjects following. He exploits this into a battle strategy - this "shift" system ensures that they can stay up and running for extended battles while their enemy exhausts their energy. Not long into the story, though, the two decides to call a temporary truce so that their master Momonosuke wouldn't be upset. Their subjects all rejoice because of that. Later, after reminiscing on their past, he and Cat Viper are apparently becoming friends again.

    Boss Cat Viper 

Boss Cat Viper

Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda

Birthday: November 22nd

Debut: Chapter 809 (Manga), Episode 756 (Anime)

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A feline mink and the nighttime ruler of the Mokomo Dukedom. His rule over the Mokomo Dukedom lasts from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM.


  • Acrofatic: Rather rotund but he's pretty quick on his toes.
  • Afraid of Needles: When Chopper's about to give him a shot, he asks Robin to give him a foxtail plant for him to rub over so he'll get distracted with the needle.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Jack's torture leaves him missing his left arm. He surprisingly takes it rather easily.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Just like his former friend, Duke Dogstorm, he's one of the strongest Minks around, able to effortlessy toss Jack in his mammoth form.
  • Badass Adorable: Surprisingly, he manages to be this on virtue of being a playful cat when not being a badass.
  • Big Fun: Very fat and big, and a very jolly guy when he's not being serious.
  • Blade on a Stick: He has a double-bladed trident as his weapon.
  • Blatant Lies: Just moments after Chopper goes out of his house to meet Luffy, he follows them, claiming that he's all well now. Then he gets his wounds reopened due to his own antics.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The nighttime ruler of the Mokomo Dukedom is a man-child cat who loves parties and eating lasagna. He takes his job dead serious as a ruler, being merciless towards enemies, taking arrows meant for his underlings, and swearing to keep his promise of repaying the debt he feels he owes the Straw Hat Pirates despite his mannerisms and appearance.
  • Cat Folk: He's a large feline mink and has all the cat stereotypes you can think of, except the hate of baths.
  • Doctor's Orders: Just like real life cats don't follow their owner's orders, he freely ignores Chopper's orders r because he's just that stubborn and it's preventing him from doing what he likes. This is dangerous to him because he's badly injured all over his body. He has to be treated repeatedly because of this.
  • Dub Name Change: From Nekomamushi to Cat Viper. Which is odd, since Nekomamushi is written in katakana, not in kanji.
  • Face of a Thug: He's a strong contender for the scariest-looking thing on Zou, a gigantic feline monster with More Teeth than the Osmond Family. He's also a friendly, superhumanly loyal party animal who instantly hits it off with Luffy and company.
  • The Glomp: He gives this to Luffy and Zoro when he meets them.
  • Good Is Not Soft: In the face of a threat he's absolutely merciless, assaulting Jack without warning and even cursing him to death. It's surprising to see him acting almost childish and cheery around his fellow Minks and the Straw Hats.
  • Handicapped Badass: Even without an arm, he's still very powerful and was capable of making Capone Bege drop everything and run once he realized that he was there to confront Bege about shooting Pekoms.
  • Image Song: Nekomamushi no Dan'na ni Ai ni Yukō ("Let's Go See Master Cat Viper") is a song written and sung by Brook, showing how much he likes him. Meta-wise, it‘s written by Brook's seiyuu Chō, and Oda liked it so much that he created Cat Viper and integrated him and the song into the story.
  • King of Beasts: He has some lion-like features that make him appear more imponent and is one of the two rulers of the Mink Tribe.
  • Large and in Charge: Like Dogstorm he's both one of the largest and one of the most powerful Minks in Mokomo.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Most of time, he's fun-loving and playful like a kitten. When the situation calls for it, however, he becomes vicious like a tiger.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Fast enough to travel from White Forest to Kurau City on foot in seconds and strong enough to flip Jack over in mammoth form and beat him to the point that he's forced to revert to human form. Can also become a literal one while using Electro.
  • Manchild: He acts pretty much like a hyperactive, stubborn kid (or kitten) when he's not being badass.
  • Mega Neko: He's a very tall and big cat-person.
  • One Degree of Separation: He and Dogstorm personally know Shanks, because they travelled with Roger's crew alongside Momonosuke's father Oden for a while; which means they also know Buggy, Rayleigh and Crocus. They also know Whitebeard's crew, as they had been travelling with them until Roger sought Oden out.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Dogstorm's blue. Catviper is agressive, energetic and boasts proudly of his status while Dogstorm prefers avoiding violence and is calm and humble.
  • Shock and Awe: Shows usage of Electro like other minks, and can channel it to his trident.
  • Signature Laugh: "Goronyanya".
  • Signature Roar: "GORONYAAAAAAAAGO!!"
  • Stock Animal Behavior: He likes catnip, playing with balls, and licking his paws. Unlike most cats, however, he likes bathing.
  • Super Strength: So strong that he outright flips Jack over and he's in his huge mammoth form.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He's a cat who loves to eat lasagna. Sounds familiar.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is always willing to stand by those he considers his True Companions. He makes that extremely clear when it's revealed that he and the other minks were actually protecting Raizo from Jack.
  • Volleying Insults: If not for someone significant stopping them, whenever he and Dogstorm meet each other by chance, the two will quickly exchange insults, possibly before trying to off each other.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Duke Dogstorm, such that the two refuse to be awake at the same time, and their subjects following. Not long into the story, though, the two decide to call a temporary truce so that their master Momonosuke wouldn't be upset. Their subjects all rejoice because of that. Later, after reminiscing about their past, he and Dogstorm are apparently becoming friends again.
  • What's Up, King Dude?: He's much less formal than Dogstorm.
  • Wild Hair: His hair goes like this, fitting for a violent guardian of the forest.

Musketeers

The main diurnal force, led by Duke Dogstorm.

    "Full Power" Sicilian 

"Full Power" Sicilian

Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa

Debut: Chapter 808 (Manga), Episode 758 (Anime)

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A Lion Mink and the captain of the Musketeer Squad. He always acts over the top and, befitting for his title, is one of the strongest Mink warriors, with a very aggressive sword-style.


  • Animal Stereotype: His habit of throwing people into the Bottomless Valley comes from the belief that lions throw their cubs down a cliff to toughen them.
  • Badass Beard: His lion mane resembles a long flowing beard and gives him a "king of the beast"-like appearance.
  • Badass Cape: As if being a lion isn't badass enough, he wears a cape like all musketeer.
  • Berserk Button: Don't even try to say any "sweet" word next to him unless you want to be thrown down a pit.
  • King of Beasts: He's a musketeer Lion Mink and, appropriately enough, a military leader.
  • Large Ham: He tends to go over-the-top or being overly dramatic with everything.
  • The Mentor: Subverted. In the past, he tried to teach Carrot swordsmanship, but Pedro noted she lacked the talent.
  • Punny Name: His name contains the word "Shishi", which means "lion" in Japanese.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the red to Pedro's blue, the opposite of their respective leaders. Sicilian is loud and aggressive, while Pedro is quiet and more stealthy.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name can be read as Sicilian or Shishilian.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He hates sweet words such as "honey", "love" etc to the point he throws his subordinates down the trees for saying them, calling them "having no backbones", and then he makes them promise to never say that again in his presence. He also likes to over-express himself.

    Wanda 

Wanda

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa

Age: Over 24

Birthday: November 1st

Debut: Chapter 804 (Manga), Episode 753 (Anime)

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A female canine Mink who serves in the Musketeers and acts as one of the assistants to the two Kings on Zou. A born warrior like every Mink, she's one of the first people the Straw Hats encounter on the island.


  • Absolute Cleavage: She gets plenty of cleavage shots in Nami's bikini top and the shirt she wears as part of her Musketeer outfit; the former gets more of this.
  • Action Girl: All Minks, even the civilians, are natural born warriors– and Wanda is no different.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Nami's bikini top reveals Wanda's whole midriff along with her cleavage.
  • Childhood Friend: Implied to have been one with Pedro. In Pedro's flashback in Chapter 878/Episode 849, it’s shown that she was the one who told Pedro about Roger's death.
  • Cool Big Sis: She is kind of like this to Carrot.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Wanda and the other canine Minks find Brook very attractive and react a lot like a lecherous crowd of groupies around him whenever they're in the same room or even when he's just brought up. Unfortunately for Brook, their attraction is actually the result of some crossed wires with their Stock Animal Diet, making this a more literal example than usual.
  • I Owe You My Life: Just like the other Minks, she feels indebted to the Straw Hats for saving the race after Jack's attack.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: She gets this when she almost blows herself up, and again when Sanji's group are treating the injured Minks.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Quickly becomes friends with the first group of Straw Hats that arrived on Zou and later informs the other group that the rumors saying that Minks hate humans are false.
  • Lecherous Licking: Like a dog, Wanda tends to lick people's faces. She also commented that the Mink Tribe finds humans' hairless bodies to be quite beautiful, while licking Luffy on the face. Luffy doesn't really seem to be fond of her doing that to him.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Her name is a pun on "wan", the Japanese onomatopeia for a dog's bark.
  • Nice Girl: She's quite friendly and hospitable once you get to know her.
  • Nice Hat: Wore the typical Musketeer hat during the Beast Pirates' invasion.
  • Pet the Dog: When Bariete reveals to Wanda that he let Carrot sneak away to the sea, he thinks that Wanda will get mad at him, but instead, Wanda pats him on the head and says that she's just relieved to know where Carrot is. Ironically, Wanda is a dog, making a dog being the one to pet rather than the one getting petted.
  • Punny Name: The "Wan" in Wanda is the Japanese onomatopoeia for "bark".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Carrot's red; Wanda is a mature, responsible Cool Big Sis type, Carrot is a Genki Girl. They seem to work well together though.
  • Shock and Awe: She can use a mysterious ability called "Electro", which allows her to channel electricity through her sword. Other Minks can do this as well.
  • Spell Blade: She can use Electro on her sword to electrify its blade, dealing more damage to her enemies.
  • Stock Animal Behavior: She occasionally licks people's faces like a dog would.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Like all canine Minks, she, in her words, "adores bones." Much to Brook's chagrin.
  • Taking You with Me: She attacks Nami after mistaking her for one of Jack's people, and after getting pinned down by her, she whips out a stick of dynamite and seems intent on blowing up Nami right on top of her. Fortuantely, she's told they're not with Jack shortly afterwards.
  • The Tease: After explaining that, far from despising humans, her kind mostly just see them as a kind of Monkey Minks with less hair, she also adds that there are those who wouldn't necessarily consider humans unattractive either... while licking Luffy's face again.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wore a pair of white shorts during Jack's raid on Zou.
  • The Worf Effect: Subverted. She's introduced alongside the other Minks as being proud natural warriors, but then Nami blocks her sword, dodges her attacks with some back flips, and then effortlessly pins her. This looks pretty good on Nami's part, but then you realize Wanda's been fighting an Emperor's crew for five days straight and was poisoned by gas at the time.

    Carrot 

Carrot

Voiced by: Kanae Ito (JP)

Age: Less than 20

Birthday: May 24th

Debut: Chapter 804 (Manga), Episode 753 (Anime)

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"The sea truly is... a wonderland!"

A young rabbit mink and one of Dogstorm's musketeers and the rulers' aides. Having never left Zou before and curious about the outside world, she decides to tag along with the Straw Hats as they went to Whole Cake Island to rescue Sanji.

Despite being a musketeer, she's very close to Pedro because he used to train her when she was younger.


  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: Patting her on the head whenever she goes berserk will instantly calm her down. Just ask Luffy. She does this herself to Sanji, having to reach upward due to their height difference, when she tries to assuage his guilt over Pedro's death. When she herself proceeds to break down he returns the favor.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute, human-looking Mink with rabbit features and tons of energy to spare, but she's also strong enough to clash with Zoro's swords, has lightning-based abilities, and can float and jump super high. Don't let the fact that she's a 5' tall bunny girl fool you; she can kick a lot of ass.
  • Badass in Distress:
    • Tough as she is, she does end up getting caught by Brûlée and dangled over a boiling pot in chapter 847... except not really! Turns out two chapters later that she pulled a Batman Gambit on Brûlée by turning her illusion based powers against her, using a frog that was accidentally transformed to look like her as bait. All she had to do then was wait for the moment to strike.
    • Played straight later on though when she's briefly caught by Charlotte Daifuku and has to be rescued by Yonji. To be fair though, Daifuku is a much bigger threat than Brûlée.
  • Berserk Button: Eating her carrots will send her into a frenzy. Just ask Luffy, who almost got mauled for his efforts.
  • The Berserker: Subverted. Gazing upon a full moon is said to awaken the Minks' feral instincts, which would make them lose their minds and go on a rampage, until they die of exhaustion. Carrot was trained by Pedro to suppress these instincts and use her enhanced power without losing control.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Nice as she is, she hates it when someone eats her carrots. Though she easily becomes OK with it if you pat her on the head.
  • Bite of Affection: Carrot tends to cheerily and gently bite people (usually on the ear) as a form of affection. Her bites will only be dangerous if they attempt to take her carrots.
  • Break the Cutie: Spends an entire chapter in a tearful rage after seeing Pedro, one of her childhood mentors, commit a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Fighting in her Sulong form causes great strain to her body, which will eventually kill her if she remains in the form for too long.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her Sulong form gives her a lower, sultry tone.
  • Custom Uniform: With the exception of the Three Inuarashi Musketeers who wear purple capes, the standard color of the Musketeer capes' is blue. However, Carrot wears a green cape, similar to the green capes worn by the Guardians. Given that she was trained by Pedro rather than Sicilian, this might be the reason for her cape's color.
  • Cute Bruiser: She fights with claws and kicks and, in one non-combat situation, mauled Luffy with her teeth when the latter ate her carrots.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Cuter and nicer than most minks, as dangerous a beast (physically) as any of them.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: Subverted, as she was never in distress in the first place; The "Carrot" seen dangling over the pot was just a clone (accidentally created by the villain's powers, no less) and the real Carrot was waiting for her moment to ambush her "captors".
  • Dumb Blonde: Not exactly dumb per se, but she is still naïve of the world outside of Zou and weather phenomenon such as lightning, which she mistook for Electro.
  • Flash Step: While powered up under the light of a full moon, she can perform flashsteps- even in mid-flight.
  • Genki Girl: She's an adorable little bundle of energy, and is extremely eager to go on adventures.
  • Girls Love Chocolate: One of the few things she's known to love eating other than carrots.
  • The Glomp: She greets the Sanji retrieval group this way when her cover is blown. She later does it to Pudding as well.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: While not actually a bare-handed fighter, Carrot's fighting style is notably different from the other Musketeers as she engages in physical combat with gauntlets rather than with swords. A flashback in chapter 878 revealed that she wasn't made for the sword, and Pedro gave Carrot her gauntlets and encouraged her to find another fitting fighting style for her. It actually makes her more similar to most of the Guardians.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Including her introduction in Zou, Carrot has been with the Straw Hats for three arcs in a row now.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blond hair and is very friendly and affectionate.
  • Hero on Hiatus: After using her Sulong form to take out Daifuku's fleet, she is severely exhausted and ends up having to rest and be taken out of action.
  • Heroic BSoD: She falls into one after Pedro's Heroic Sacrifice against Perospero.
  • Heroic RRoD: Her Sulong transformation is very taxing. Even with training she can only maintain control for so long before going berserk, and after it wears off she loses all strength to fight.
  • Hidden Depths: Carrot is actually an amazing artist, being able to draw the faces of the Straw Hats, so the mirrors in Brûlée's mirror world can find the missing members, albeit in a typical Shoujo-like style which is promptly called out by Pedro.
  • In a Single Bound: She can jump really high. And apparently float in midair to boot.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Gets this along with Chopper after Luffy is cured of his poisoning by Sanji's sister, Reiju. She gets this again after Pedro's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Jumped at the Call: She longed to see the seas outside of Zou that she didn't waste a second in wanting to tag along with Luffy, and snuck inside the Sunny before anyone could realize it.
  • Kick Chick: Attacks Randolph of the Big Mom Pirates by channeling Electro into her feet and then kicking him.
  • Killer Rabbit: An adorkable, energetic Bunny Girl; who can kick ass on the same level as the straw hats. Especially if someone tries to eat her carrots while she's around.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's as strong as any other mink, and it comes as little surprise that she's lightning fast, being a rabbit. Not even Diesel (who claimed no one could catch him once he starts running) could outrun her. She caught him in seconds and proceeded to clobber him.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's a little shorter than most average-sized characters, and she has child-like personality and naivety, but that doesn't stop her from being a badass fighter. As a Sulong, however, she looks like an adult Mink woman instead.
  • Little Stowaway: She secretly stowed into the Thousand Sunny because she wants to experience the sea. She had to bribe Bariete the city watcher with bananas to let her go.
  • Lunacy: Like all Minks, she can become a Sulong if she sees a full moon. During Carrot's Sulong transformation, she grows taller, her hair grows much longer and turns white (on her head and on her tail), her eyes turn red, her nails turn into sharp claws, and her body constantly emits electricity. She becomes faster, stronger, and can even fly. It's stated by Jimbei that this ability normally causes Minks to lose control of themselves; however, with training, it seems the user can fully retain their senses.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name comes from the fact that her species is popularly thought by many to eat carrots (in reality, the orange part of a carrot can be fatal to rabbits).
  • Mystical White Hair: As a Sulong. Since she reaches that form under a full moon, it's only natural her hair would triple in length and become pure white. Jimbei lampshaded how mystical she looks in that form.
  • Nice Girl: Once you get to know her, she's an affectionate little cuddle bug.
  • Nice Hat: While she doesn't have a signature one like Luffy's and Chopper's, every outfit she's worn since leaving Zou has included some sort of brimmed hat. It's not just a fashion statement as she can use her hats to block out the moon's light to either avoid transforming into a Sulong or to revert back to normal.
  • Not Quite Flight: The double-jump ability she exhibited against Zoro gets upgraded to this in her Sulong form as after diving off the Sunny's mast she appears to glide across the surface of the ocean.
  • Oh, Crap!: She's horrified to discover that not only did Pedro's Heroic Sacrifice fail to do anything to Perospero but piss him off, note  but that Big Mom is still chasing after them.
  • Petting Zoo People: Though the shape of her head is rather human-like and lacks a pronounced snout like other minks, she still has fur, paws, and rabbit ears that make her clearly of a separate race.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Despite her small stature, she can carry large ankle weights around in her arms while still running at full speed. These things are specifically designed to be heavy enough to keep you from moving, mind you.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: She normally has short blond hair, but in Sulong mode it grows to Rapunzel Hair levels.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In her Sulong form. Her hair becomes white, even longer than she's tall, and floats gracefully behind her.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: As a Sulong. She's the same nice bunny girl as ever, but a lot more powerful, and with the red eyes to show for it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Wanda's blue; Carrot is a Genki Girl, Wanda is a mature, responsible Cool Big Sis type. They seem to work well together though.
  • Righteous Rabbit: A nice and affectionate rabbit girl that stows away on the Sunny to help out the heroes on their mission to Whole Cake Island.
  • Say My Name: She yells Pedro's name after she witnesses his Heroic Sacrifice against Perospero.
  • She's Got Legs: Her long rabbit legs get shown several times due to her outfits.
  • Shock and Awe: Like other minks, she can channel electricity through her fur, and wears two clawed, rabbit paw gauntlets on her hands to deliver shocks.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: A skilled mink warrior and musketeer, acknowledged by Pedro as above average, Carrot is nonetheless hopelessly naive about the world outside Zou. To compare, Chopper knew going out to sea was a big deal when he left Drum, while Carrot thought it would just be a fun day trip and only packed half a day's worth of provisions for herself. When corrected on this point, the idea of spending several days at least at sea gets her excited about her first sleepover.
  • Somewhere, a Mammalogist Is Crying: She likes chocolate and carrots. In real life, rabbits get food poisoning from eating chocolate and the orange part of carrots.
  • Stock Animal Diet: She loves carrots, so much that she's named after it. Aside from eating regular carrots, she also eats carrot bento and drinks carrot juice.
  • Super Mode: Her Sulong form, which she breaks out under a full moon, makes her even faster and stronger than she already is; to the point she can sort-of fly to Daifuku's ship, take down many mooks in the blink of an eye, and break their helm in one fell swoop.
  • Super Speed: She's so fast that she can catch up to Diesel, a living train.
  • Sweet Tooth: Absolutely adores sweets such as: chocolate (as mentioned above) and cake. Along with Luffy and Chopper, she got distracted by all the sweets scattered around the Seducing Woods.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Carrot loves carrots.
  • Tricked-Out Gloves: She wears two gauntlets on her hands that resemble rabbit paws and have retractable claws, in addition, they can have Electro imbued on them and are also strong enough to clash with Zoro's swords. A flashback reveals that they were given to her by Pedro because he believed that Carrot would not be good with a sword.
  • Wingding Eyes: In Chapter 910, when Luffy grabs onto two giant carps to climb a giant waterfall leading to Wano, Carrot's eyes become stars to show excitement.

    Yomo 

Pastor Yomo

Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka

Debut: Chapter 806 (Manga), Episode 755 (Anime)

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A large sheep mink and one of the Musketeer Squad. He's friends with Nami, who likes sleeping on him.


  • Gentle Giant: He's one of the largest minks, so big he stands out in every crowd shot, and the quietest musketeer. He's also gentle enough to allow Nami to sleep on him.
  • Interspecies Friendship: During their time together in Zou, Nami bonded with Yomo, to the point he wants to follow the Straw Hats because Nami likes sleeping on him.
  • Meaningful Name: Naturally, a sheep mink is called Yomo, which means "wool".
  • The Quiet One: Most of the musketeers are quite loud and hot-blooded while Yomo rarely, if ever, speaks.
  • Sweet Sheep: He's a large and friendly sheep mink.
  • Tummy Cushion: Yomo is huge and covered in wool, making him a perfect giant pillow for Nami a-la Totoro.

Guardians

The main nocturnal force, led by Boss Cat Viper.

    Pedro "of the Treetops" 

Pedro "of the Treetops"

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki

Age: 32 (Biologically), 82 (Spent Lifespan)

Birthday: June 16th

Bounty: 382,000,000 Berries

Debut: Chapter 805 (Manga), Episode 754 (Anime)

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"[Carrot], it doesn't matter how you do it. Become a strong warrior, and have patience! Everyone, sooner or later, gets their own time to shine!"

A jaguar mink and captain of the Guardians, who joins the Sanji Retrieval team. He's very loyal and selfless, as he offers to sacrifice his life for the sake of others multiple times.

Previously, he was the captain of the Nox Pirates until their crushing defeats at the hands of the Big Mom Pirates.

He has a bounty of 382,000,000 berries.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: Apparently gained his bounty and former status as a pirate without meaning to, he just thought he was an explorer looking for Ponoglyphs.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Baron Tamago of Big Mom Pirates.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Pedro's second outfit during the Whole Cake Island Arc consists of a light colored suit with a dark shirt and ascot along with a fedora.
  • Badass in Charge: He's a Mink, so that's a given, but he's especially badass, being the captain of the Whale Forest guardians. And formerly of his own Mink pirate crew, the Nox Pirates.
  • Childhood Friend: Implied to have been one with Wanda. In his flashback in Chapter 878/Episode 849, it’s shown that he learned about Roger's death from Wanda.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Instead of waiting and listening to Tamago's subordinates explaining Baron Tamago's One-Winged Angel forms while Tamago is knocked down and transforming, Pedro just goes for the kill.
    Subordinates: Fear him! If he transforms, you'll be nothing more than dust at his feet!!
    Pedro: (draws his sword) I don't feel like waiting around.
    Subordinates: Stooooop!
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: To buy the Straw Hats time to escape Whole Cake Island, Pedro fights Perospero after Luffy's group reaches the Thousand Sunny, but is pinned down. He reveals one last bundle of dynamite under his coat, bids Perospero farewell, and blows himself up.
  • Ear Notch: Lost a part of his left ear during the battle with the Beast Pirates.
  • Eye Scream: He gouged out his own left eye with his bare hands to prove his resolve to Big Mom, who was impressed and decided to lower his punishment slightly. He also inflicted this on Baron Tamago.
  • Famous Last Words: He yells "So long!" as he commits his Heroic Sacrifice to allow the Straw Hats to escape.
  • Handicapped Badass: He may have lost one of his eyes and 50 years of his life, but he still proves to be deadly.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Blows himself up to ensure the Straw Hats can escape Whole Cake Island.
  • I Have the High Ground: Always makes a habit of looking for the highest ground to stand on, be it treetops, rooftops, even the crows nest of the Thousand Sunny.
  • I Owe You My Life: He feels indebted to the Straw Hats for having saved the Mink Tribe, and doesn't plan to make it out alive of Totto Land to be of service to them in rescuing Sanji and stealing the Poneglyph.
  • I Warned You: Takes a moment to point out that he was right that the Sanji Retrieval Team shouldn't have trusted Pudding.
  • In a Single Bound: He can jump extremely high, for example from the lawn deck of the Thousand Sunny to the very top of the ship faster than the Straw Hats can realize. That's part of where he got his Red Baron from, since he's usually perched in high locations to scout the areas.
  • Made of Iron: In the past, he gouged out his own eyeball without flinching an inch.
  • Machete Mayhem: Wields a rather large machete when introduced in the Zou Arc. Though he switches to a Rapier during the Totto Land Arc.
  • Manly Tears: When he lost his friend Zepo. Made even more intense with the symbolic Tears of Blood formed from the wound made by sacrificing his eye.
  • Mysterious Past:
    • He seems to have a past connection to Pekoms, being the only one able to keep him in line. He also knows people from Cacao Island, though when Nami questioned him about it, he dodged the subject and said he'd tell her later.
    • He ends up revealing that he used to sail with Pekoms on a pirate ship and they went to Totto Land to look for poneglyphs years ago. The Big Mom Pirates, especially Baron Tamago, knew him well, too.
    • Back when he was in the Nox Pirates, after being captured, his friend Zepo spun Big Mom's roulette wheel which ended up landing on '100 years'. Zepo only had 30 years left and died afterward after Big Mom took it; she then tried to take the other 70 from Pedro, but knocked down a decade after Pekoms begged to spare him. Pedro then decided to gouge his own left eye and show his resolve to go back to his place so she decided to take just 50 years instead.
  • My Greatest Failure: His defeat in Totto Land 5 years ago. It ended in the loss of his best friend's life, Pedro’s left eye, and 50 years of his life span. He's determined to make up for it by helping Luffy.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: In his first meeting with Luffy he's cheek to cheek with him.
  • Non-Fatal Explosions: Subverted. He is killed in a massive explosion he sets off with dynamite that engulfs both Perospero and himself. Perospero only loses an arm but Pedro dies. The explosion also freed the Thousand Sunny from Perospero's candy trap.
  • Not Quite Flight: He seems to be able to hover above the ground by spinning his tail, like a helicopter, in his duel with Baron Tamago.
  • Number Two: Being the leader of the guardians, he's this to Cat Viper.
  • Older Than They Look: A variety. He is biologically 32 years old, but because Big Mom drained 50 years of his lifespan he is essentially 82 years old.
  • Panthera Awesome: A jaguar mink.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: After getting injured in the eye in the past during his clash with Big Mom Pirates, he tends to cover the left side of his face with his hair to hide his injuries.
  • Properly Paranoid: Nami berates him for immediately suggesting they keep the supposed Nice Girl Pudding hostage, though he reasons that they can't just trust Big Mom's daughter so quickly, if at all. Turns out he was right.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Sicilian's Red. Sicilian is loud and hyperactive, Pedro is quiet and calm. Ironically, Dogstorm and Catviper are the opposite.
  • Royal Rapier: Wields one in the Totto Land arc.
  • Shock and Awe: Shows usage of Electro like other minks, channeling it to his blade.
  • Speed Blitz: His main fighting style. He leaps at his target with the force of a bullet train and cuts them up before they have time to react.
  • Stealth Expert: He is highly stealthy, as Luffy, a proficient Kenbunshoku Haki user, did not sense him hiding in the trees above him. His great stealth capabilities allow him to sneak inside a Biscuit Soldier together with Brook and also eavesdropped on Tamago without the latter noticing.
  • Suicide Attack:
    • He almost pulled this off when he reveals a bundle of dynamite sticks after he provoked Baron Tamago's troops to close on him, claiming that it's his job as a bait. Thankfully, Chopper pulled him into the Mirror World before the dynamites go off.
    • And he does so again against Charlotte Perospero. Sadly, it's very unlikely he survived this time around.
  • Taking You with Me: He decides to take Perospero down with him after he gets pinned down. And though he fails to kill Perospero, his sacrifice saves Brook and Chopper from imminent death and enables the Straw Hats to get away anyway.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: He carries what appears to be sticks of dynamite with him, and using his speed, he can leap above somebody and drop one before they have a chance to react.
  • Undying Loyalty: Pedro is extremely loyal to whomever he follows. As a Guardian, he is willing to lay down his life in order to defend the Whale Forest against intruders. Believing that the Straw Hats are the people who would lead the world to a new dawn, Pedro was willing to sacrifice his own life.
  • Wall Run: He's so fast that he's capable of doing this. In fact, he actually outruns bullets as he runs across the wall.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: 5 years ago, Big Mom took 50 years of his lifespan away in exchange for sparing him. What this means is that, while he's only 32 and even still looks and feels 32, his body is now technically 82 and he'll eventually drop dead from "old age" as if he had lived out his full lifespan. As he confronts Tamago, he says he doesn't expect to live long enough to return to Zou, and he decides to cut his time even shorter by attempting to take out Perospero with a Suicide Attack.

    Roddy 

Roddy

Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara

Debut: Chapter 805 (Manga), Episode 754 (Anime)

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A Bull Mink and one of the Guardians of the Whale Forest, and takes his role very seriously.


  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: In contrast to many minks whose fur colors match those of their respective animals, his is orange.
  • Bull Seeing Red: Although he's a Bull Mink, it's mostly averted. He attacks a piece of cloth not because it's red, but because it's fluttery, which is truth in Real Life.
  • Horn Attack: Well, how would you you expect a Bull Mink to attack? He can power it up with Electro and it's strong enough to be even with Luffy's Haki-imbued head attack.
  • A Load of Bull: He's a Bull Mink.
  • Stock Animal Behavior: Rody, a Bull Mink, attacks fluttery objects.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Sure, he's a bull, so it's expected for him to be bulky, but that applies mainly to the upper half of his body. The bottom half is quite small by comparison.
  • Verbal Tic: Being a Bull Mink, he has the habit of saying "Moo".

    Blackback 

Blackback

Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (JP, first voice), Sōta Arai (JP, second voice)

Debut: Chapter 805 (Manga), Episode 754 (Anime)

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A Gorilla Mink and one of the Guardians.


  • Funny Afro: His fur forms an afro atop his head.
  • Killer Gorilla: He's a Gorilla Mink and a fierce guardian but can be tamed with bananas.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Kind of. A blackback is a young male gorilla, which is subordinate to the adult ones (also known as silverbacks).
  • Super Strength: All Minks are very strong but BlackBack specializes in his strength, probably because of being a Gorilla Mink.
  • Stock Animal Diet: He's an Ape Mink and loves bananas, to the point he would stop attacking an intruder if offered one.

Civilians

    Bariete 

Bariete

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi

Debut: Chapter 804 (Manga), Episode 753 (Anime)

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A Monkey Mink who is the gatekeeper of the Mokomo Dukedom.


  • Meaningful Name: The "ete" part of his name and verbal tic comes from "etekō," a phrase that personifies monkeys.
  • Oh, Crap!: Due to the trauma of having recently fought Jack and his henchmen and later suffering tremendous tortures, he panics upon seeing the Straw Hats, and warns his people.
  • Stock Animal Diet: A Monkey Mink who loves bananas. He'll even accept them as a bribe.
  • Verbal Tic: He has a habit of saying "ete" and finishing sentences with "degosaru."

    Monji 

Monji

Voiced by: Minoru Inaba

Debut: Chapter 807 (Manga), Episode 756 (Anime)

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An old Monkey Mink. When Jack and his men arrive in Zou looking for Raizo, he tries to negotiate with them in order to avoid a war, but fails at doing so.


  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Not so much his white fur, which can be attributed to his old age, but the fact he has red skin.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is an old Monkey Mink, but is able to endure Jack smashing him against a building, which has destroyed the building in the process.
  • Punny Name: His name is a combination of Monkey and Jii, a way to address old men in Japanese.

    Miyagi 

Miyagi

Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura

Birthday: December 22nd

Debut: Chapter 807 (Manga), Episode 756 (Anime)

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A Goat Mink and one of Duke Dogstorm's subjects.


  • Meaningful Name: The "Yagi" in "Miyagi" means "goat" in Japanese.
  • The Medic: He's the doctor of the Minks. He helps Chopper treat the other Minks poisoned by the Koro gas and looks over Dogstorm's wounds after he wakes up from his coma. He later tends to Tama after she's injured by Kaido.
  • Punny Name: "Yagi" is Japanese for "goat."

Alternative Title(s): One Piece Mink

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