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The New World
Voiced by: Ryūsei Nakao (JP), Jerry Jewell (EN)
Debut: Chapter 658 (Manga), Episode 581 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Gas-Gas Fruit
A former colleague of doctor Vegapunk, and an expert on mass-murder weapons. He is wanted by the government as he's the suspected culprit behind the explosion at Vegapunk's research facility in Punk Hazard turning it into a toxic wasteland, and has hid himself on Punk Hazard. He has eaten the Gas-Gas Fruit (Gasu Gasu no Mi) allowing him to transform into gas and manipulate all different types of gas.
He's somewhat of a major player in the underground market, taking payment for developing weapons and various other products for certain buyers. His latest dealings have put him in the service of not one, but two Emperors, as he was tasked by Kaido with developing artificial Devil Fruits (as a subordinate of Donquixote Doflamingo) and by Big Mom with creating a serum to transform humans into giants.
After causing an explosion that destroyed an entire lab, he has earned a bounty of 300,000,000 Berries.
- All Men Are Perverts: Turns out he didn't even really use Big Mom's funds for other projects — he blew through most of it on alcohol and young female groupies, which he recalls with a lewd expression on his face.
- Almost Out of Oxygen: His Gas Logia allows him to manipulate ALL types of gasses. So he can invoke this, and he in fact does invoke this. Often.
- Always Second Best:
- Vegapunk was this to him, so much so that he went as far as lying about the accident just to besmirch his name. The Marines didn't believe it, obviously. He's also notable for being the only major genius in the setting who's still clawing in Vegapunk's direction, with their other peers either feuding among themselves or fully devoting themselves to their own fields.
- The Straw Hats actively invoke this to reassure the children, stating that as fearsome Caesar appears to be to them, Luffy's much more powerful. And it's true. By New World standards, the man's a weakling, and he knows it, which is why he relies on the reputations of his benefactors when faced with the unintimidated Luffy.
- Anime Hair: While his mane of hair isn't all that unusual normally, it sticks straight up after he becomes one of Capone's subordinates, as if he had touched an electrical wire. It's part of his "disguise".
- Arc Villain: The main antagonist of the Punk Hazard arc. Doflamingo may be The Man Behind the Man, but Caesar is the main threat.
- Armor-Piercing Attack: Due to being invisible and with barely any physical presence, his hallucinogenic gas attacks can fool even expert users of Observational Haki who can use it reflexively.
- Arms Dealer: With him being at large, and his love of making Weapons of Mass Destruction, it's only natural he'd become this to a Black Market who has much less compunctions about using them than the Marines.
- Asshole Victim: Spends most of the time after his own arc being kidnapped and bullied by Law, the Straw Hats, and Big Mom. He's still not a sympathetic character in the least.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His specialty is creating deadly weapons. With his Gas-Gas Devil Fruit, he can transform himself into poisonous gas, itself another war weapon.
- Ax-Crazy: According to Smoker. It's not exaggerated, he's as unstable as they say.
- Bad Boss: He's more than willing to sacrifice his underlings if they get in the way. He also uses them for his experiments.
- Berserk Button: Saying his experiments failed, Vegapunk in general, and saying that he's dumb.
- BFG: Is seen toying with a very large pistol when Law talks about his weapons.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Sort of. He shares the Big Bad trope with Doflamingo, using the alias of "Joker", was revealed as the one covering Clown's activities from the Marines via Vergo. It seems Doflamingo is very interested in Clown's extremely deadly weapons of mass destruction as he sells them to the highest bidder.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems to be this towards his underlings. He saved them from the brink of death, after causing their near-fatal condition in the first place, using his technology (Law also helped, with his ability), but he's not above performing experiments on them.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Despite having the ability to asphyxiate, poison, or blow up his opponents, Caesar is very insistent on putting the Straw Hats and their allies in a cage so he can broadcast Shinokuni killing them to the underworld. Unsurprisingly, they escape.
- Breaking Speech: He states that no one will come to help on the island, and asks if Luffy had to guts to take on the guys protecting him: Doflamingo and one of the Four Emperors. He clearly has been living under a rock all these years because Luffy has made it clear that he'd be willing to take on the entire WORLD if it came to that. As such, Luffy hits him with a regular Haki-infused punch and claims that he's been taking on guys like that for a while now.
- Breath Weapon: He can shoot a beam of ignited gas from his mouth that looks a lot like Kizaru's lasers.
- Choke Holds: His Devil Fruit allows him to do a variation of this, by manipulating oxygen around him to deprive everyone around him of them.
- Combat Pragmatist: His Gas-Gas Fruit allows him to control all forms of gas, allowing him to produce many kinds of poisons, flammable gasses, or knockout gas. And if those fail, he can control the air itself to create a localized vacuum around his opponent to asphyxiate them.
- Consummate Liar: While the readers know he tells Blatant Lies due to his crocodile tears and hammy acting, he managed to fool many of his subordinates and the kids he was experimenting on like this. Even when Brownbeard found out the truth and tried to warn his men working under him, Caesar managed to turn this on him in an instant, claiming Brownbeard was responsible for the gas attack that changed the island, despite the fact his men know he was nowhere near the island by that point.
- Cool Sword: He has a Bunsen Burner Sword. Well, okay, it's technically just a bunsen burner built into a sword hilt, but he has a blue flaming sword he can control with his Gas Logia.
- Cowardly Lion: For all his comically cowardly tendencies, Caesar is a reasonably skilled fighter, more than enough to be a fighting asset for his Straw Hat captors when it's needed. For such a supposed coward, he also possesses very impressive strength of will, strong enough to withstand the full might of Big Mom's Conqueror Haki and shrieking without any signs of strain.
- Deadly Gas: The Devil Fruit allows him to produce any type of horrible gas-related poisons to use against his enemies. Too bad for him, Luffy is immune to practically his entire arsenal. But too bad for Luffy, he still needs to breathe.
- Deal with the Devil: Trafalgar Law made one with him: to be sure that they wouldn't stab each other in the back, Law received Monet's heart, while Clown gets to keep Law's heart and share it with Vergo. It now turns out that Law returned Monet's heart back to Caesar Clown, but Clown thought he was getting Smoker's heart. Long story short, it didn't end well for Monet.
- Did Not See That Coming: He was completely blindsided by the fact that Big Mom — or more specifically, her eldest son, Perospero — made an exact replica of his laboratory on Punk Hazard.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He ripped off Big Mom for crying out loud.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: During the Germa 66 rescue cover arc, he tricks Oven and Katakuri into knocking each other out with his hallucinogenic gas.
- Easily Forgiven: Subverted. Nami (and presumably the other Star Hats) still hold his actions on Punk Hazard against him.
- Enemy Mine: Sort of gets forced into it by Capone Bege, who threatens Caesar with the harm of his disembodied heart to get him to join his alliance with the Straw Hats against Big Mom. Either way though, Caesar happens to have his own grudge with Big Mom anyway.
- Evil Counterpart: Implied to be one for Vegapunk, as he was willing to cross lines in the scientific field that even Vegapunk wouldn't dare cross.
- Evil Genius: Despicable as he is, he is legitimately skilled in weapons development. He mocks Chopper's Rumble Ball as pointless due to its time limit, and offers to help him create a superior version... with possible side effects.
- Evil Gloating: Practically every word coming out of his mouth. He's just that kinda guy.
- Evil Laugh: His Signature Laugh, "Shurororororo!"
- Fantastic Drug: He feeds the children he keeps captive in Punk Hazard an addicting stimulant to ensure that they would never want to leave the island, and knows the drug is deadly at this stage so they will die soon from it. Children.
- Faux Affably Evil: He pretends to be nice every opportunity he gets, especially to his men and to Big Mom, but he's a Jerkass of the highest order who couldn't care less about anyone other than himself.
- Feigning Intelligence: When facing Big Mom herself, he claims the Straw Hats ruined his researching the giant-making drug she wanted (minus the horribly shortened life-span) and he was almost done. He mentally rants afterwards that not even the greatest genius in the whole world could produce what Big Mom wanted. The fact that he played up his capability to do it makes it this trope.
- Flaming Sword: His Blue Sword, which looks kinda like a lightsaber.
- Foil: His depraved and cruel nature provides a remarkable contrast to many of the Straw Hats. He's an amoral doctor who mirrors Chopper's benevolent doctor and a seemingly kind caretaker to the children who matches up with Nami. Finally, his cowardly, Bad Boss nature is brought up against Luffy's fearless and reckless but caring nature.
- Gas Leak Cover-Up: His Gas Logia Fruit allows him to use this as a convenient method to keep Marines and Pirates away from the entire island his laboratory is on. It helps that he nuked the island 'accidentally' so to ensure that nobody would bother to look for him there, because who'd live on a lifeless, poisoned island? Bites him in the butt when he releases more gas to keep Smoker away, making the island appear deadly, but Smoker points out how after so many years there should be far less gas in the air.
- Hookers and Blow: It's revealed that he actually didn't spend Big Mom's money on making that giantification formula she wanted. He used it to buy groupies and alcohol so he can get himself wasted.
- Horned Humanoid: Apparently has/wears horns on his head.
- Humiliation Conga: From "Punk Hazard" onward, he's been reduced to a Karmic Butt-Monkey and endured countless humiliations and indignities. You can't say he didn't deserve every bit of it though.
- I Meant to Do That: "Failure" is a word he's not familiar with, claiming what he does is according to plan.
- I'm Standing Right Here: In the Totto Land arc, Carrot asks Nami and Chopper if Caesar's really as bad as everyone says he is. They respond that he's "the worst". Caesar, who has been listening to the exchange, can only cry and shake his fist pathetically.
- Incendiary Exponent: Being made of gas, all he needs is a match to set himself ablaze. Unfortunately, for people who try to use that against him as fire still needs oxygen, a gas which he can remove at will.
- Insufferable Genius: Caesar aids Chopper in improving his Rumble Ball neither to have a potential asset to help him escape nor as an act of gratitude for having his injuries treated. He simply does so to show how much smarter he is than a literal teenager.
- Intangibility: Being a Logia Devil Fruit user, he can only be struck if hit with a Haki-imbued attack. While he'd be quite invincible in the first half of the Grand Line or the other four blues, unfortunately for him, Armament Haki is quite common in the New World and he largely requires protection from his stronger connections to survive.
- It's All About Me: Absolutely obsessed with proving he's the better scientist to Vegapunk, stepping into territory no scientist with a rightful mind would go into.
- It's Personal: Luffy fights with him three times throughout his debut arc, but it's the third fight learning just how depraved Caesar was that truly drove Luffy to kick his ass.
- Jerkass: He's a Mad Scientist who especially loves weapons of mass murder, he caused the incident that made Punk Hazard into a wasteland, he kidnapped and performed experiments on children, he drugged those same children to prevent them from wanting to escape, he acts like a nice guy to his underlings only to perform more experiments on them later. What a pleasant guy. He even had all this planned right from the start when he was working under Vegapunk. When he was told that he was kicked off the staff for his actions, his response WAS to blow up the island.
- Karma Houdini: Subverted and played straight. Initially, despite the major ass-kicking he got from Luffy, Admiral Issho's men pointed out that he's Doflamingo's subordinate, pardoning him for all of his crimes. However, after Doflamingo was ousted and defeated by the Straw Hats and then arrested by the Marines, Caesar's immunity went down the crapper, with him becoming a Karmic Butt-Monkey ever since he was captured by the Straw Hats. In the Whole Cake Island arc, in particular, he gets imprisoned by Big Mom of all people and forced to create the gigantification drug he kept promising her within two weeks, lest he gets turned into candy and eaten by her eldest son, Perospero. He at least escaped that predicament — into being rallied by Bege into helping him in his Big Mom assassination plan. After he fulfills his end of the deal, Bege returns Caesar his heart and he parts ways with his captors without any further hassle.
- Karmic Butt-Monkey: Since his capture, both the Straw Hats and their allies frequently treat him like a tool, using his disembodied heart as blackmail for any of their demands. It almost makes you forget that he was an Arc Villain.
- Kick the Dog: Does this so often it's hard to even list how many separate times he's done this. The most prominent example of this is how he kidnapped a bunch of children from their families and deceived them into becoming his test subjects under the pretense they were sick, kept them doped up on drugs disguised as candy, and significantly shortened their lifespan trying to perfect the giantification formula he promised Big Mom.
- Lack of Empathy: The only thing he feels something for is his personal weapon of mass destruction Smiley, who he treats like a sort of pet. But even then, he doesn't think twice about "killing" Smiley by changing it back into a gas.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After performing horrible experiments under the protection of an Emperor (Kaidou) he ends up being completely screwed over by another (Big Mom) thanks to her anger at him swindling money from her.
- Living Macguffin: After his capture, he becomes little more than a bargaining piece between Law and Joker (aka Doflamingo), because he's the only one to know how to make SMILEs. Nami even lampshades his status as one of the three "cards" in play between the Straw Hats and Doflamingo.
- Made of Iron: His natural durability borders on Super Toughness. Despite not being much of a fighter, he nonetheless surprisingly tanks several Haki-enhanced punches and massive blows from the new-and-improved Luffy without losing consciousness and even after the beatings he recovers with little problem.
- Mad Scientist: To be precise he's a Mad Scientist whose primary field of expertise is WMDs. Nice combination, isn't it?
- The Man Behind the Man: Exaggerated. He works for multiple pirates: he works for "Joker", alias Donquixote Doflamingo of the Seven Warlords, to produce SMILEs, which Doflamingo sells to Kaido. Caesar Clown is also allied with Vice-Admiral Vergo, co-leader in G5, who covered up the kidnappings of the children and said children are used to experiment a gigantification formula for Charlotte LinLin.
- Monster Clown: His pale skin and purple lips which, unlike with Buggy, that is not make-up, he looks like a devilish clown, befitting for his name. Somewhat downplayed in the manga though, where he actually has a natural skin tone (albeit while still having purple lips).
- Moral Myopia: After experimenting on oblivious children and openly considering his subordinates as guinea pigs, he still has the gall to complain about the Straw Hats using him.
- Never My Fault:
- He places all the blame for his "failure" in making a gigantification serum for Big Mom, from whom he was extorting funds, on the fact that Luffy, Law, and Smoker completely wrecked his operation on Punk Hazard. This ploy might have saved him had he not also claimed that he was close to success.
- In the "Zou Arc", upon learning that Jack used one of his gas weapons to devastate the Minks, Sanji's group get enraged with him, but he defends that he wasn't the one who used it on the Minks. It still didn't change the fact that Caesar made those gas weapons in the first place.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He stabs what he thinks is Smoker's heart. Actually, it's his subordinate, Monet's, who was about to kill everyone on the island. If he hadn't done that, he would be the only survivor, with the Straw Hats, the Marines and Law dead for sure. It would have been beneficial not just for him, but also for his partner Doflamingo, who would later be defeated by said Straw Hats, Marines, and Law in the following Dressrosa arc because Caesar's blunder let them all survive. Whoops.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His second fight with Luffy put him on the receiving end of one of these. Not that he didn't earn it.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Caesar Clown's face bears a slight resemblance to Cesar Romero's portrayal of The Joker.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Compared to the usually wacky designs of One Piece, his concept is absolutely devilish. Some fans even think he looks kind of like a Naruto character.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He may not be a Badass Bookworm material, but underestimating his Gas Gas powers is a quick way to losing against him. It covers all kinds of gas, which includes poison gas and oxygen. He even manages to knock Luffy in their first encounter with it.
- Obviously Evil: Except to his minions.
- One-Winged Angel: After absorbing Shinokuni, becoming a literal gas giant that corrodes and petrifies anything he touches. Of course, Luffy being Luffy, all this ultimately accomplished for Caesar was making himself a bigger target.
- Oh, Crap!: Quite a few moments:
- Not as glaring or epic as Eneru's moment was, but he does seems shocked when Luffy grabs him in Chapter 670. Much more pronounced in 671 after Luffy escapes from his giant explosive trap, and more so during his second battle with Luffy in Chapter 681.
- In Chapter 691, he has this crossed with This Is Gonna Suck as he's about to be hit by two of Luffy's Gigant Pistols, even more so because he's a Logia, who normally isn't affected by this.
- The anime expands on this as he clashes with Luffy in a bit of Test of Strength between his gas powers and Luffy's Haki. He thinks for sure he's going to win when the petrification effects start forming on Luffy's hands. But Luffy powers through it and his attack starts pushing back against Caesar's. When Caesar realizes this he starts panicking and tries to bargain with Luffy to save his skin.
- But words cannot express the fear on his face when he sees the ship of Big Mom. Apparently, some time ago he swindled funds from Big Mom for research, and since he's currently in the custody of the Straw Hats, he's out of Kaido's protection through his relationship with Doflamingo, meaning that he's screwed.
- In Chapter 834, when he is brought before Big Mom, rather than admit that he spent the funds she gave him on booze and girls for himself, he tells her that his Gigantification process was a success, but that the Straw Hats and Law's intervention on Punk Hazard destroyed his progress, and he cannot replicate it without his equipment. Big Mom is not too worried; as her dream is to have her family be able to grow as large as her so she can look at them at eye level, she had a perfect replica of his lab made on Whole Cake Island, so that he can reproduce his work in two weeks. His reaction is priceless.
- He undergoes two more moments in Chapter 858 — when Luffy recognizes him despite his (extremely shoddy) "Gastino" disguise, and in a flashback when Bege approached him in his lab, making him assume Bege was one of Big Mom's lackeys (which technically he was).
- He then gets this again in Chapter 868: He was carrying the big mirror that he would use as our protagonist group's escape plan (with Brulee's "help") after their poisoned rockets failed to harm Big Mom, when her scream causes it to shatter, making quick escape impossible. He, and the rest of the group, know that they're now in very deep shit.
- Paper-Thin Disguise:
- Is given a really bad disguise during the Dressrosa arc to go unnoticed. He's still wearing his GAS GAS jacket and his disguise is a false mustache, a hat, and some sunglasses. Because he's (mostly) unknown to the general public (save for his "Wanted!" Poster that is only seen once in Punk Hazard), it works flawlessly. Except on Pekoms.
- His attempts to pass himself off as "Gangster Gastino" count. While he has a completely different outfit and hairdo, his gloves still say "CC" on them and the others easily recognize his laugh. Lampshaded with his Boss Subtitle reading "Gangster Gastino — Caesar Clown". Luffy originally arecognizes him, but when he insists he's "Gangster Gastino", Luffy apologizes; Nami has to remind him.
- Personality Powers: He ate the Gas-Gas Devil Fruit, giving him the ability to turn into many kinds of gases, including poison gas. He's a very immoral scientist who relies on deception (he tricked innocent children into becoming his experiments by convincing them they were sick and giving them doped candy that shortened their lifespans considerably), and is a Dirty Coward who has a Small Name, Big Ego and turns tail the moment things goes sour for him. He's also full of hot air, which the Straw Hats actually exploits once to make him into an air balloon.
- Poisonous Person: His Devil Fruit ability allows him to control poison gas and turn himself into said gas. It goes both ways, because he's a massive Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who manipulated the children's trust so he can perform experiments on them and make them eat what are toxic drugs disguised as candy that shortened their lifespan by a number of years. And the children themselves didn't even know this.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep: In the anime, his voice is briefly distorted upon absorbing Shinokuni.
- Practically Joker: He's a Sociopath with clown-like name and looks.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Brownbeard on his failure on being a captain.
- Restraining Bolt: Following his capture, Law uses his Devil Fruit powers to remove Caesar's heart in order to keep him under control.
- Running Gag: Caesar just cannot seem to get his hands back on his own heart, and pretty much everybody and their mother has been passing it around to each other and forcing him to do their bidding (including the heroes, ladies and gentlemen).
- Shonen Hair: Sports a stupidly spiky hairdo while "disguised" as "Gangster Gastino". Behold!◊
- Small Name, Big Ego:
- He's got loads of big names backing up his ego. He himself can be considered this in the New World because he relies entirely on his Logia powers, while others (Smoker, Crocodile, Eneru, The Admirals, etc) use other forms of combat (weapons, martial arts, Haki) to fight if the situation calls for it. Though, as Caesar used to be a World Government scientist, he's probably not the guy you'd expect to be good in a fight, Logia Devil Fruit or not. Hence why he relies on the fame of his benefactors to back him up.
- Apparently, he also swindled funds from Big Mom. The fact that he did it at all indicates this, simply because by New World standards, he's a weakling, and he knows it, but he did it anyway.
- Smug Snake: The second Logia after Caribou to be this, and being an aversion to the previous users who have either all been badass or Smug Supers, he relies heavily on his Logia powers and breaks down when they don't work.
- The Sociopath: Everyone is just a means to an end to Clown.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Yeah, he's definitely stronger than Hody Jones and, pre-timeskip, would have either been out of the Straw Hats' league completely or would have been defeated solely via dumb luck or extreme creativity, or by an intervening third party. Post-timeskip, he is still pretty clever and creative with using his Devil Fruit, but he mostly exists to show just how little a Logia alone means in the New World and what happens to complacent Logia users who piss off the wrong people there.
- Spell My Name with an S: Is it Caesar Clown or Caesar Crown?
- Stupid Evil: He stole funds from Big Mom, of all people. Apparently, since he figured with Doflamingo backing him, he'd have quite some immunity because 1) Doffy himself is backed by Kaido, meaning that if she does something wrong to him, she would have to face Doffy (who is a major Underworld figure and a former World Noble, which means he has some considerable control power) and Kaido, a fellow Emperor, 2) he promised her with a giantification potion for her dreams, and she would pay a lot for it. However when Luffy managed to beat Doflamingo and he was stripped of his title, that immunity went out the window.
- Squishy Wizard: Can cause some pretty big explosions with his Devil Fruit and can also remove the oxygen from the air. However, he's otherwise defenseless in close quarters combat against a proficient Haki user, as shown when Luffy just pummels him brutally throughout the Punk Hazard arc whenever he gets close.
- Starter Villain: Along with Hody Jones and the Pacifista, he rounds out the trio of challenges at the beginning of the Timeskip that show how Luffy has overcome his former limits; he couldn't beat a Pacifista by himself, he probably would have struggled quite a bit against a bruiser like Hody (a la Rob Lucci), and he would've been incapable of beating Caesar Clown, who's a Logia user. After beating all three of them, notice how his next challenge (Donquixote Doflamingo) was significantly more difficult.
- Stuff Blowing Up: His standby solution for problems he can't solve with the "use Gas Logia to removed oxygen from the air so they fall unconscious" method.
- Superpower Lottery: His ability to create and manipulate any types of gas, including gases of his own invention and surrounding air, additionally to the standard Logia defenses, makes him one of the biggest winners in the world. Thankfully, Caesar himself is too weak to make the full use of his amazing powers.
- Super Smoke: Rarely appears in a fully solid form unless being forced to against his will, preferring so far to be at least partly gaseous thanks to his Logia-type Devil Fruit.
- Taking You with Me: After being beaten by Luffy, as he is unable to move, that he decides that he is likely going to die; he at least is going to take down Smoker with him, having his heart in his position, while the latter is completely unaware... Or so he thinks, at least. Law had swapped Smoker's heart with Monet's, meaning he actually has her heart. So after he stabs it, it's not Smoker who dies.
- Tears of Fear: At the end of Chapter 691, when Luffy is about to attack him with a Gear Third bazooka attack.
- There's No Kill like Overkill: What got him into trouble with the Marines. He had been hired to make weapons for them to use on pirates, but all of Caesar's weapons would hurt innocent bystanders too much to ever be used. He did mention that Akainu displayed interest; it's too bad he was too much of a dick to make anything out of it though.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: See Running Gag above. After having his heart handed over to different parties to make him comply, he finally got his heart back after he helped Straw Hat and Bege to escape after wrecking Big Mom's tea party.
- Token Evil Teammate: He becomes one for the Straw Hats under Sanji in the Zou arc's flashback. He's pretty much coerced by Sanji threatening his severed heart.
- Too Clever by Half: Caesar is a perfect example of why intelligence does not equate to wisdom. The immunity that being a subordinate of Doflamingo afforded him enabled him to do some very stupid things, like swindling money out of Big Mom, under the arrogant assumption that he would never suffer any retribution for them. This is because through Doflamingo, he was technically under the protection of Kaido, who is a client of Doflamingo's that buys the SMILE Devil Fruits that are created by Caesar's SAD gas, and is reputed to be unbeatable in combat. However the protection was indirect, as Caesar only produces the SAD gas and has no direct contract with Kaido himself, only with Doflamingo. So, while Kaido was unbeatable, Doflamingo was not — hence, when he was inevitably defeated by the Straw Hats and co., stripped of his Warlord status and arrested by the Marines, all that immunity goes out the window and all the stupid things Caesar did immediately come back to bite him in the ass.
- Villainous Breakdown: He remains pretty confident up until his third re-match with Luffy. Then he goes into a Motive Rant in the hope Luffy would be scared off. Nope, Luffy just decks him harder. After Law slashes the lab building in half. He pretty much starts to lose it, raving at his own men and calling them guinea pigs.
- Villain Decay: In his first appearance, his was very dangerous opponent. But he become weaker and weaker as the story goes. Come Totland Arc and he's a Harmless Villain and the biggest Chew Toy who only aimlessly tries to save his own skin.
- Visual Pun: A boastful Smug Snake who can turn himself into multiple kinds of gas and believes his connections and power makes him untouchable. He's full of hot air. (And he can be made into an hot air balloon.)
- We Have Reserves: He doesn't give a crap how many of his henchmen die, since he can easily replace them. Hell, he'll even gladly sacrifice them for his experiments. Momonosuke even overheard him gloating about the fact that the children he experimented on will not survive five years. What an asshole.
- Weak, but Skilled: An interesting mixture of the two. His gas manipulation is very dangerous and he uses it very well, to the point where he beats Luffy in their first showdown. Cunning and power aside however, he has no fighting prowess outside of his Devil Fruit and heavily relies on his Logia nature for defense, which amounts to very little in the New World which is quite literally swimming with Haki users.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction:
- This is his field of research expertise, next to Gas-based projects. His rivalry with Vegapunk led him to engineer an 'accident' where one of these blew up 2/3s of the research facility so Vegapunk would publicly take the fall. It sort of turned out badly for Caesar too, because the incident made him a wanted man, due to Gas-based weapons being A: Illegal and B: Caesar's specialty, not Vegapunk's, so the Marines saw through it.
- In Chapter 668 is revealed that said Weapon of Mass Destruction is a gargantuan, poisonous Blob Monster called Smiley.
- But wait! It gets even better! The Slime actually has a name, Smiley, and it has also somehow managed to eat a Devil Fruit (Zoan-Type, Sara-Sara Fruit — Model: Axolotl). And then he gets it to eat a giant candy that kills it, transferring its Devil Fruit to a random fruit nearby and turning it into a deadly gas cloud.
- His magnum opus is his latest creation, the Shinokuni (Land of Death), a purple gas that kills within seconds of contact, turning its victims into calcified statues.
- The Worf Effect: Remember how pre-Time Skip Luffy was screwed against any Logia user without a Weaksauce Weakness? Not anymore.
- Would Hurt a Child:
- Uses children to work on a giantification formula (which explains several of the children's huge sizes) knowing the drug will kill them all in five years or so. And when this group of kids dies, he would just go on and kidnap another set to continue his work.
- During the Straw Hats' alliance meeting with the Firetank Pirates, Caesar threatens to hurt Capone Bege's infant son, Pez, if he didn't uphold his end of the bargain of letting him escape in exchange for helping take down Big Mom. It's when Bege, and his wife, Chiffon, looked significantly angry.
- Wreathed in Flames: Since he's a Gas Logia, he can actually set himself on fire as a form of self-defense and be perfectly fine. It's how he attempts to avoid being kidnapped by Luffy. Again.
- You Have Failed Me: Had this done to Brownbeard after he allowed himself to be captured by the Straw Hats, even though he was incredibly loyal to him. And the elite assassins he sent to kill him? He also showed no remorse after finding out they failed.
- Your Days Are Numbered: He's got two weeks to figure out how to make a gigantification serum for Big Mom that won't have any nasty side effects. Of note, he did manage to make such a serum, but it reduced the lives of the children he experimented on to five years, tops. Those children are now under the care of Vegapunk to try and undo it. Also, Caesar mentioned to Big Mom that he was nearly close to completing the thing, leading to the two weeks ultimatum and putting himself in very deep shit.
Rock voiced by: Hiroyuki Kinoshita (JP), Lee Steinfeld (EN)
Scotch voiced by: Shunsuke Sakuya (JP), Newton Pittman (EN)
Debut: Chapter 665 (Manga), Episode 591 (Anime)
A pair of giant-sized brothers who work as assassins for Caesar Clown.
- Axe-Crazy: They appear to like killing very much.
- BFG: They each carry giant rifles begetting their size.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: They're both gigantic individuals that appear to be fully covered with white fur, making them similar to the classic image of a yeti, which they're named after.
- Elite Mooks: The Yeti Cool Brothers are much stronger than the Centaur Squad and they're unleashed on the Straw Hats almost immediately. They defeat Zoro, Sanji (in Nami's body), and Brook, showing they are very tough, but they win thanks to a cheap tactic and Luffy, Franky, and Law beat them in a direct combat.
- The Faceless: It's actually impossible to see what the Yeti Cool Brothers' faces look like. Judging from their silhouettes, Rock seems pretty much human-like while Scotch wears a gas mask. Their faces are later revealed in a databook; Rock notably looks like a moai.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Scotch is beaten when Law cuts him in half inside his Room.
- Lightning Bruiser: They appear to be faster than Luffy, and defeat most of the crew without effort. Though this is revealed to be using gas that can induced drunkeness and they only won because they caught most of the crew off guard.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: They're about as large as actual giants.
- Poisoned Weapons: You thought that a giant assassin with a giant cannon-like rifle was enough? Well, their bullets are poisoned, too. Talk about overkill...
- Punny Name: Rock and Scotch, probably a pun on "Scotch on the Rocks".
- Shrouded in Myth: Subverted for laughs: Brownbeard claims very little is known about the Yeti Cool Brothers, before revealing a lot about them.
- Verbal Tic: Scotch uses the word "cool" frequently.
- You Have Failed Me: Brownbeard gets shot with a giant explosive gun by the Yeti Cool Brothers after he fails to kill the Straw Hats.
Centaur Patrol Unit
- Elite Mooks: Some of the most infamous named criminals are this, including "Iron Bar" Smoothie, Fen Bock "of the Gourd" and "Rope-Tugging" Chappeh.
- Fauns and Satyrs: The Gas Mask Mooks are revealed to be satyrs.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: The first seen are half leopard and half giraffe respectively. Other hybrids include a crocodile-man, doe-woman and zebra-man.
Voiced by: Yasuhiko Tokuyama (Episode 491), Kazunari Tanaka (Episode 511), Masashi Sugawara (Episode 583+) (JP), Randy Aguebor (EN)
Age: 43 (Pre-Timeskip), 45 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 581 (Manga), Episode 490 (Anime)
A former New World pirate captain. After Whitebeard's death, he made the island of Foodvalten his territory. However, his plans were soon foiled when Basil Hawkins defeated him. During the two-year timeskip, he became a crocodile centaur and is now the leader of the centaurs living on Punk Hazard.
He has a bounty of 80,060,000 Berries.
- All There in the Manual: In the Vivre Card collection Brownbeard's real name is revealed to be Chadros Higelyges.
- Beard of Evil: Three of them, actually.
- BFS: And he's already a giant of a man.
- Captain Colorbeard: Brown, in this case. He pretty much tried to piggyback on Whitebeard's reputation with it.
- Dumb Muscle: Caesar Clown sees him as this.
- A Father to His Men: For all his faults he does care for the health of his men.
- Gonk: He's drawn like a stereotypically ugly pirate captain.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Almost. Seems that his fight with Hawkins ended with his legs being cut off which Law later replaces with a crocodile body.
- HeelFace Turn: After surviving Caesar's assassination attempt and learning the truth he decides to save his men and side with the Straw Hats.
- Large and in Charge: He's much larger than his men, even after he becomes a crocodile centaur.
- Moral Myopia: Hates the "Worst Generation"... except for Law, who he claims "is different". However, even listening to his own speech about it, it sounds like Law had been involved in the same kinds of world-shaking stuff the others were over the past two years (and even now has some rather grandiose plans in mind), the only difference being that Law helped Brownbeard personally. Luffy and Zoro also joined his good side when Luffy and his crew allied with Law, and together they foiled the villainous situation at Punk Hazard where Brownbeard and company were being used, who also teamed up with them.
- Mr. Exposition: He plays this role during the Punk Hazard arc, though his version of the story is tainted.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: Brownbeard is now an crocodile centaur, or "croctaur", as Luffy puts it. Somewhat subverted in that he's not much of a threat.
- Not Quite Dead: He survived long enough to save Usopp and Nami-in-Sanji's-body and calls Clown out.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Post-timeskip, he's now a crocodile centaur.
- Underestimating Badassery: Didn't quite know who he was dealing with when he decided to threaten Basil Hawkins.
- Unstoppable Rage: After he learns the truth about Caesar Clown. When he learns from the latter's mouth that the incident that occurred four years ago on Punk Hazard was his doing, and not Vegapunk's, he flat out loses it.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After he fails to kill the Straw Hats, Caesar Clown orders the Yeti Cool Brothers to gun him down along with the crew.
Debut: Chapter 668 (Manga), Episode 594 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Sala-Sala Fruit, Model: Axolotl
Caesar Clown's Blob Monster pet created from the poisonous H2S gas that spread throughout Punk Hazard. It has "eaten" the Sala-Sala Fruit (Sara Sara no Mi), Model: Axolotl.
- Amphibian Assault: A living mass of poisonous gas shaped like an axolotl.
- Amphibian at Large: As an axolotl, it's nearly mountain-sized.
- And I Must Scream: The gas that "Smiley" is turned back into petrifies its victims, causing considerable nerve damage as it slowly kills them. It's fortunately not irreversible, and the victims can be saved if treated quickly enough.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: It's a mass of poisonous gas comparable to a mountain in sheer size.
- Bewitched Amphibians: It "ate" the Sala-Sala Fruit, Model: Axolotl, turning it from a mass of gas into a sentient axolotl-like being.
- Blessed with Suck: Smiley ate the Sala-Sala Fruit Model: Axolotl. While this isn't so bad, since it gave the Blob Monster sentience, coupled with the ability to shapeshift and its nigh invulnerability; it also prevents it from swimming. The problem with this? Axolotls, and salamanders in general, are amphibious creatures.
- Blob Monster: A living poisonous substance who "ate" a Devil Fruit to give itself a form.
- Made of Explodium: Smiley will violently explode if set on fire as it is made of condensed gas.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Good luck trying to figure out how to kill Smiley.
- Poisoned Weapon: In a sense, Smiley is one. It used to be a Deadly Gas before Caesar condensed it and fed it a Devil Fruit, giving it sentience. Though later, after Caesar fed it a special candy, Smiley returned to being mere gas, "dying" as a result.
- Punny Name: Smiley's name is very similar to how the word "slime" is written.
- Weaksauce Weakness: In Chapter 673, it is revealed that Smiley, is a Zoan Devil Fruit user. Specifically the Sala-Sala Fruit (Sara Sara no Mi), Model: Axolotl. According to Caesar Clown, Smiley is very vulnerable to water. However, unlike many other blobs, trying to burn it will result in a massive explosion, as it's made of condensed gas.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Smiley is "killed" by Caesar so that it can turn back into its original form of a gas.
Guinea Pig Children
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda (JP) Jennifer Alyx (EN)
Debut: Chapter 657 (Manga), Episode 582 (Anime)
A sweet and brave young girl who is a 20 foot tall giant because of Caesar's experiments. When she learns the horrifying truth about the experiments, she helps the Straw Hats by taking the medicine candies away from her crazed, drug-addled friends.
- Blood from the Mouth: After eating the drug-filled candies to prevent her friends from eating them. The poor girl ended up writhing on the ground in agony, spitting blood from her mouth.
- The Bus Came Back: She and the other kids from Punk Hazard reappear in the Egghead arc, having started shrinking back to normal size.
- Cute Giant: She is absolutely adorable, and Caesar's experiments made her huge. The "giant" part is more downplayed by the time she reappears in the Egghead arc, thanks to taking special medicine that causes her to slowly shrink back to normal size.
- Gentle Giant: She is one of the nicest of the giant children.
- Heroic BSoD: Understandably, she's reduced to tears at the revelation that not only were the candies she and the other kids were taking addictive and poisonous, but they likely would not live into adulthood and sail the seas together like they swore to do.
- Taking the Bullet: She willingly ate all of the remaining "candies," well over twenty if there was enough for each child to have one, to prevent her friends from eating them and becoming even more sick. This finally causes the remaining children to snap out of their Unstoppable Rage.
- Unstoppable Rage: Because of the effects of the candy Caesar Clown fed her and the other children. It's later subverted when she snapped out of it, unlike her friends. This is because she has somehow developed some kind of resistance to the NHC 10 drug, and possibly Chopper's sedative was keeping said drug in check.
An island within the New World and one of the Twenty Kingdoms of the World Government. The country is famed for its Colosseum, flower fields, food, living toys, and passionate women. There is also the myth of "fairies" that live in the country and take people's belongings. Dressrosa was previously ruled by the Riku Family until they were overthrown by the current king, Donquixote Doflamingo.
After Monkey D. Luffy defeats Doflamingo, the Riku Family reclaim the throne.
- Fantasy Counterpart Culture: Dressrosa is a mix of Spain and Italy, especially the former, as seen in several details. The typical dishes ate by Luffy and co. include paella and pasta, there is a giant arena called Corrida Colosseum, complete with bull-like fishes, and the architecture of the country resembles that of Barcelona.
King Riku Doldo III
Voiced by: Masashi Hirose (1st voice), Banjo Ginga (2nd voice) (JP), Mark Oristano (EN)
Debut: Chapter 706 (Manga), Episode 636 (Anime)
A mysterious gladiator who joined the Dressrosa tournament at Corrida Colosseum. Later he turns out to be the former King of Dressrosa in disguise.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Riku was a beloved king who helped the other countries, protected his people, and his family managed to avoid going into war ever since they took charge of Dressrosa.
- Accent Adaptation: He is given a Latin American Spanish accent in the Funimation dub.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Riku got on his hands and knees and begs for his people, on a Visual Transponder Snail, to give them their fortune to pay Doflamingo's fee.
- Berserker Tears: As he's manipulated by Doflamingo into killing his own people, he's visibly crying.
- Cool Old Guy: Visibly looking old, but still manages to be a fierce fighter in the Colosseum.
- Doting Parent: He really loves his granddaughter, to the point that he was shown crying Manly Tears in a flashback to her birth.
- Fall Guy: He became one for Doflamingo, who used his strings to literally puppet him into attacking and killing his people so that Doflamingo can "save" the populace and become their new "good" king.
- The Good King: His country may have been poor, but it was thriving and his people loved him.
- Hated by All: After the incident that Doflamingo caused, he and his family were ridiculed and laughed at. After discovering Doflamingo's atrocities, the Dressrosan people start trusting him again.
- My Greatest Failure: Regards his slaughter of the Dressrosan citizens as this, even though it was Doflamingo who was controlling him to murder them. This affected him so much he had nightmares of that night every day, and refused to take the throne even after Doflamingo was finally defeated. Elizabello and the people of Dressrosa convince him otherwise.
- Nerf Arm: Ricky fights with only a blunt sword, and knocks people out with the hilt rather than hit them conventionally.
- Rousing Speech: Delivers one in Chapter 785; he announced to his people that there's still hope that they can escape the nightmare that is coming down on them all, that they have a lot of great warriors to thank and Luffy in particular to put faith on, and to keep running and surviving with the last of their strengths.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He invokes this once during the battle in Dressrosa, saying that since he (feels like he) is no longer endangered, he's going down from the plateau he's on, trying to be useful to his people. Even before that, he's the king who really cares about peace and welfare of his country. He's also a trained Colosseum fighter.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: When Pica taunts him about how much of a bad king he was and how his pacifistic ways lead to his kingdom's downfall, he retaliates by saying that a country that is built on war and violence would have no future, and he would choose death rather than murdering people even if it may keep him alive. Although he does admit his own helplessness and says that he's not going to take the throne again.
- Tears of Joy:
- He cried these when his granddaughter was born.
- In the present, he cries these again when Doflamingo is defeated.
- Technical Pacifist: Somewhat. He's okay with fighting as a sport in the Colosseum(and he has done so himself), but he really values peace, and has worked so hard for it that his kingdom has never experienced war for a long time.
Voiced by: Wakana Yamazaki (JP), Gloria Benavides (EN)
Scarlett was former Crowned Princess of Dressrosa, Kyros's wife, Rebecca's mother, and Viola's older sister. She was killed when her daughter was only a child.
- Big Sister Instinct: When she was still under the belief that Kyros was a dangerous murderer, she warned him to stay away from Viola.
- Bodyguard Crush: Kyros was assigned as her and Viola's bodyguard after his release from the Colosseum. Scarlett was initially distrustful of him due to his criminal past, but that quickly changed when he saved her from pirates who had kidnapped her.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: When they first met, Scarlett was skeptical over Kyros, seeing him only as a murderer. But, when he valiantly saved her from kidnappers, she changed her mind and eventually fell in love with him.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In her husband's arms, in fact. However, since he had been turned into a toy by Sugar, she died without recognizing him. The poor man was devastated by this.
- Everybody Knew Already: Turns out, the adults of Dressrosa knew how Scarlett faked her death and have been living with Kyros ever since.
- Faking the Dead: She faked death by illness so that she could marry Kyros, though her family was in on the charade. And as later revealed, it didn't take long for the citizens to catch on to the truth either, though they kept their mouths shut out of respect.
- Happily Married: She had a mutual loving marriage with Kyros while she was alive.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl (petite, slender woman) to Kyros' Huge Guy (a muscular Hunk).
- The Lost Lenore: To Kyros, as he still loves and mourns her in the present dearly.
- Mama Bear: Scarlett did everything in her power to protect her daughter from the violence in Dressrosa.
- Meaningful Name: "Scarlett" can be another term for red. And she had reddish-pink hair.
- Missing Mom: To Rebecca, as she was murdered when her daughter was a child.
- Nice Girl: She was known as a caring, sweet person by her subjects and close loved ones.
- One-Steve Limit: Averted; she shares her name with the gorilla from Shiki's pirate crew (albeit the gorilla's name is spelled "Scarlet", with one "t").
- Rescue Romance: Scarlett began to see Kyros in a new (and romantic) light after he saved her.
- Secret Relationship: She and Kyros faked her death and married in secret due to the scandal that would be created of them being together. It didn't technically stay secret for long, since the citizens soon found out about the truth anyway, but they decided to pretend they didn't know out of respect.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Looks exactly like her daughter with the only difference being hair color.
- Through His Stomach: She started making handmade bentos for Kyros after falling in love with him.
- Uptown Girl: She (a princess) fell in love with Kyros (an ex-criminal turned soldier).
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki (JP), Cristina Valenzuela (EN)
Debut: Chapter 703 (Manga), Episode 632 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Glare-Glare Fruit
A beautiful dancer from Dressrosa, who Sanji met shortly after the crew arrived on the island. She has eaten the Glare-Glare Fruit (Giro Giro no Mi), a Devil Fruit that allows her to see through people, both literally and figuratively. But there's more to her than what she looks like...
- Accent Adaptation: She is given a Latin American Spanish accent in the Funimation dub.
- Action Girl: She's good enough at fighting to be a ranked lieutenant of the Donquixote Family. Thankfully for the heroes and especially Sanji, she defects from them quite quickly into the Dressrosa Arc.
- Arch-Enemy: Hates Doflamingo just as much as every member of her family. First he ransacked her home, then he destroyed her family's name, then his thugs murdered her sister, and then he forced her to work for him as an assassin in exchange for her father's life. When she sees the best chance of taking him down in years, she doesn't hesitate in betraying the Donquixote Family in order to take that chance.
- Combat Stilettos: She wears them and isn't afraid to use them as weapons.
- Cool Aunt: To Rebecca. Viola was caring for her niece since the latter was a toddler and supported her decision to live with Kyros.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: She loses pretty badly to Doflamingo even though he was barely still standing from fighting Luffy and she was 100%. However, seeing as how he's pretty much an implacable monster, it's understandable. Also, on the flip end, she delivered a Curb Stomp to Sanji earlier on (though for obvious reasons on his part).
- Dance Battler: She incorporates dancing into her fighting style.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Doflamingo tore her family apart and she was forced to work alongside him.
- Dating Catwoman: In an SBS segment, Oda heavily implies that she once had a sexual relationship with Doflamingo, the same man who had her sister murdered, overthrew her father, and forced her to work as an assassin in exchange for her father's life, but couldn't be brought up in the story proper because the target audience is so young.
- Didn't See That Coming: Violet was absolutely crucial to Doflamingo's scheme to defeat the Straw Hat-Law Alliance, and her defection wasn't even considered by Doflamingo's higher ups and thus has thrown a huge wrench into Doflamingo's plans... And now they can't catch her, because Violet's Devil Fruit allows her to literally see them coming from miles away, and she can read their minds to see their revised plans, allowing her to stay ahead of them.
- Dirty Mind-Reading: Accidentally, when she read Sanji's mind and found out what his mind was mostly filled with.
- Does Not Like Men: Nowhere near Hancock's level, but she has great cynicism towards men, mostly because she has often been lied to. She seems to make an exception for Sanji after he tells her he'd never doubt a woman's tears.
- Driven to Suicide: After Diamante informed her that he killed Scarlett, it's strongly implied Viola was going to commit suicide after being forced into Donquixote's servitude and losing her only free relative, but Tank Lepanto stopped her, promising to protect her throughout her ordeal.
- Fallen Princess: She's a former princess. She actually would've eventually been a Badass Queen since her older sister forfeited the claim to their father's throne by faking her death. Unfortunately, Doflamingo killed her sister for real some time later and took the throne. After Doflamingo is defeated, she regains her status as princess. And later becomes heir to Dressrosa again as Rebecca abdicated her position to live with her father.
- Femme Fatale: Maintained this facade as a member of the Donquixote Pirates, though Sanji easily sees through it.
- Good All Along: Turns out that she made a deal with Doflamingo to serve him in exchange for her father's life.
- HeelFace Turn: Because of Sanji's genuine belief in her and her tears, she turns against the Doflamingo family.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: She may be an assassin, and doesn't take kindly to men doing her wrong, but she is unwillingly working for Doflamingo, and she's actually a rather nice young woman. Sanji sees through her facade, causing her HeelFace Turn.
- Improbable Weapon User: In conjunction with her dance moves, she fights with her pointed stilettos and a knife hidden in her hair decorations.
- Kick Chick: She likes kicking.
- Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Her gown doesn't stop her from fighting.
- Lady of War: She's able to hold her own in battle and is quite elegant in doing so.
- Living Lie-Detector: She can read other people's minds, allowing her to easily see through any lies.
- Lost in Translation: The reason why she can turn her tears into whales is due to a Japanese pun — the word "Mekujira" (literally Eye Whale) which stands for "eye's corner".
- Magical Eye: Her Devil Fruit powers basically turns her eyes into this.
- Meaningful Name: Her name can either be a nod to "ultraviolets" (which is often used to see things normally invisible to the human eye) or to Violet Gibson, the woman who tried to assassinate Benito Mussolini.
- The Mole: She only agreed to work with Doflamingo in exchange of keeping her father alive; once she manages to find outside help (Straw Hats in this case) she works against her employer.
- Mr. Exposition: Female version. After her HeelFace Turn, she becomes this throughout the rest of the Dressrosa Arc, using her powers to explain the ongoings of the country to her allies.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is introduced as a dancing girl and her first real act is to essentially seduce Sanji.
- Perception Filter: By holding her hands into a goggle shape and putting them over her eyes, she can "see intently" the different nature of the world and the people in it. Granted, it looks rather silly, but it's effective as hell.
- Pint-Sized Kid: Unusually Averted in the flashback to when she was 10 years old. Kids in One Piece are usually depicted as being cartoonishly toddler sized, but for whatever reason, Viola was drawn with a much more realistic height at that age. Compare the 10 year old Viola here◊ to a more typical One Piece 10 year old here◊.
- The Reveal: Violet's true name is Viola, and she is the daughter of King Riku Dold III, making her a member of the Riku royal family, a princess, and the aunt of Rebecca. She's also the reason why her father is still alive. Her Devil Fruit abilities interested Doflamingo, so she was able to save her father's life in return for service to the Donquixote family.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She is an assassin and helps the Straw Hats defeat Doflamingo.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Viola uses her own connection with her old acquaintance who is part of the World Government against Doflamingo.
- Super Senses: Her Devil Fruit also allows her to have different "viewpoints", one of which is a birds-eye view which spans 40 kilometers, or roughly 24.85 miles. This means she can observe anything on and near the island (which, to put into perspective, is almost the same range as Eneru's Observation Haki pre-timeskip).
- Swiss-Army Tears: They can turn into whales and be used as projectiles.
- Target Spotter: When Usopp is going to snipe Sugar across a mountain range, Violet acts as this to him. Her eye powers are very much helpful in determining the target's exact location.
- Tears of Joy: When Sugar is knocked out and everyone returns to human, Viola regains her memories of Kyros. Cue the young woman crying tears of joy at seeing her brother-in-law again, and realizing why the Thunder Soldier had watched over Rebecca all this time.
- Telepathy: The mind-reading type. She can also make other people read her memories.
- When She Smiles: Like Robin, she actually smiles relatively often, but her genuine smiles make her look really cute.
- X-Ray Vision: One of the powers granted by her Devil Fruit. She can see through people's clothes and skin easily.
"The Undefeated Woman" Rebecca
Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (JP), Christine Marie Cabanos (EN)
Debut: Chapter 704 (Manga) Episode 633 (Anime)
A prideful female warrior who has joined the Dressrosa tournament at Corrida Colosseum, with intentions of winning the Flame-Flame Fruit and killing Doflamingo. In the end, she didn't succeed, but she did help the others. Like Violet, Rebecca's past has personal ties with the royal family and those connected with her.
- Accent Adaptation: She is given a Latin American Spanish accent in the Funimation dub.
- Adaptational Curves: The anime has conspicuously enlarged her breasts.
- Aerith and Bob: A mild case with her and her family's names. "Rebecca" and "Scarlett" are fairly common English/American namesnote , but her aunt is "Viola" (named after the instrument, but typically an Italian female first name when given as a name), her father "Kyros" (a Greek name), her grandfather "Dold", and the entire family's name is Riku (Finnish/Japanese).
- Badass Adorable: She's a very cute young girl, especially when she softens up near Luffy. She's also, despite her aversion to fighting, skilled enough to defeat and survive against many powerful and blood-thirsty opponents in the Corrida Colosseum.
- Badass Pacifist: She's the first character seen with a totally Observation Haki-based fighting style, and thus fights by dodging her opponents in creative ways that result in them taking out themselves or each other. This ability makes her the perfect counter to the rampaging Cavendish, as she's just fast enough to take a non-fatal blow to her helmet while everyone else gets cut down, winning her the D-Block round.
- Bare Your Midriff: Given what she's wearing...at Corrida Colosseum.
- Braids of Action: Under her helmet.
- Chainmail Bikini: Almost literally: she wears nothing but a paludamentum (mantle), helmet, greaves and bracers. Her body armor consists of scaled brassiers and loincloth.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Is hinted to have Observation Haki.
- Commonality Connection: She quickly bonds with Vivi, Coby, Shirahoshi, and Dalton over their shared friendship with Luffy.
- Cool Helmet: Likes to wear one in combat. It actually saved her life during the D-Block round.
- Crippling Overspecialization: Her fighting style is extremely useful in tournament matches, during which she can trick opponents into falling out of the ring, using their strength against them and her speed to her advantage. However, because her fighting style lacks any proper attacks, it is completely inadapted to regular fights.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She lived on the point of starvation with her mother, then her mother was killed and she too was hunted. Only the one-legged toy soldier was her friend as they fought to survive under Doflamingo's rule.
- Dramatic Irony: When the Thunder Soldier comes to her and dissuades her from participating in the tournament (and calling her "not an adult despite 16 already"), she understandably gets enraged, stating that they cannot wait any longer since everyone is losing hope, deriding the statue of Kyros as nothing but a fictional, idealized soldier that represents the hope that the convict gladiators may one day escape captivity, and then says that he isn't even her real father, but just a one-legged toy, which visibly hurts them both. The irony being that Thunder Soldier is actually Kyros — and her biological father. We don't learn the former until the end of the chapter, but the point still stands.
- Deadly Dodging: Her main method of combat in the Colosseum is by dodging her enemies' attacks and leave them helpless from the recovery to strike back.
- Easily Forgiven: She tries to kill Luffy, but he shrugs it off because she didn't do it out of malice but rather desperation, her attempt was weak-willed, she was extremely outmatched, and she brought him lunch.
- Faux Action Girl: Rebecca has skill, to be sure, but the title of the "Undefeated Woman" results from foes that she can outmaneuver and knock out of the ring. When forced into a situation where she actually has to attack, her performance is lackluster. Justified in that because Scarlett didn't want Rebecca to fight, the Thunder Soldier taught her how to defend herself as opposed to attacking directly. Also, she's really just a civilian being forced into fights above her level, which is impressive when compared to the rest of the commonfolk, who have walked away maimed, helpless, or not at all.
- Fragile Speedster: She's clearly not as tough as the likes of Luffy or the other competitors, but she's very fast, using that advantage to get them to take each other and themselves out without ever having to strike back. She's even fast enough to avoid being hit too hard by Hakuba's attacks, granting her victory in her block.
- Generation Xerox: Just like her mother she threw away her status as crown princess so she could live with Kyros. Riku even lampshades it.
- Heroic BSoD: She goes through one when she realizes that Diamante killed her mother, Scarlett.
- Hidden Depths: Rebecca seems to have a mysterious past involving Spartan, Thunderous Soldier of Rage, and Doflamingo. To a lesser extent, with Kyros (a legendary combatant) and Ricky as well. It's revealed that she's a princess of the royal family, Ricky being King Riku (her grandfather), and the Soldier being her father, Kyros, in toy form. And Doflamingo is the one who toppled her grandfather and radically changed Dressrosa into what it is now.
- I'm Not Hungry: Because her mother died trying to get food for her.
- Inelegant Blubbering: When Luffy shows up to save her from killing Violet under Doflamingo's control, she is an understandably very messy crier. Also when she convinces Kyros to stay as her father despite his guilt, to the point that mucus is dripping over her mouth.
- Lady-In-Waiting: She's serving as this to her aunt, as they're preparing to attend the Reverie. Considering Rebecca herself forfeited her title as princess to live with her father.
- The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Inverted (change "defensive" to "offensive") — she usually doesn't attack much on her own (outside of Counter-Attack), but she starts to charge at Diamante. This change of strategy is noted by the commentator.
- Luke, I Am Your Father:
- Unbeknownst to her, the Thunder Soldier, the toy who raised her as his adoptive daughter, is, in fact, her biological father turned into a toy. It's stated that the reason Rebecca doesn't know this is because of the amnesia induced by Sugar's power, causing Rebecca to forget all about him as soon as he became a toy. Upon meeting again he decided to withhold the information from her — probably because toys who attempt to reveal the truth of their identities and their previous human nature are immediately sent to the scrap heap. The aspect of the reveal for the trope is downplayed because he revealed it not to Rebecca, but to the Straw Hats and the Tontatta Tribe.
- Becomes a double doozy when it's revealed — initially to others, not Rebecca herself — that the Toy Soldier is also the legendary gladiator Kyros, who once fought three thousand straight battles without suffering a single hit. Rebecca learns of it after all the toys are transformed back and Rebecca regains the memories about her father.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's a cute girl that fights in the most revealing outfit of the series. She is considered extremely attractive and beautiful by the other gladiators. Plus, the anime makes her more busty.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Rebecca tearfully tells the Thunder Soldier that he isn't her father when the latter tries to dissuade her from participating in the tournament. She is understandably regretful, knowing that her anger over Doflamingo's false resignation caused her to go too far.
- Nerf Arm: Like Ricky's sword, hers is also blunt. You see, they're grandpa and granddaughter.
- Oh, Crap!: When she realizes that she went too far during her argument with the Thunder Soldier over her participation in the tournament.
- Plucky Girl: She won't stay long in the Colosseum and honor her mother's wish of not hurting anyone (Thunder Soldier's non-violent training helps too) if she doesn't have that much pluck.
- Really Royalty Reveal: She is actually the 16 year old daughter of Scarlett and Kyros and the granddaughter of Riku Dold III, therefore being one of the original princesses of Dressrosa. And another reason Doflamingo wants her dead. She loses the "princess" part when she forfeits her title to live with her father at the end of the Dressrosa arc.
- Red Baron: Aside from the aforementioned "Undefeated Woman" moniker, she's also known as the "Phantom Princess".
- Ring Out: This is her main method of disposing of opponents. It's noted that she has never injured any enemy directly because she always does this.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Because her grandfather was the previous king of Dressrosa and everyone resented him, the audiences in the Colosseum are all too happy to ridicule her. That was a Frame-Up by Doflamingo, and once the truth is revealed, the people regain respect for the entire Riku family.
- Stripperiffic: Her gladiator "armor" is probably the most revealing outfit in the series. The Corrida Colosseum has a weight limit on armor to maximize injuries (and consequently, bloodshed), and Rebecca in particular focuses on speedily outmaneuvering her opponents, but still...
- Strong Family Resemblance: She grew up to be the spitting image of her late mother Scarlett. It becomes especially jarring when she regains her title as princess and wears an almost identical dress to the one her mom used to wear; you'd almost think Scarlett has come back from the grave. That resemblance even extends to personality, as both of them threw away their status as princess so they could live with Kyros; a fact Viola and Riku Dold lampshade.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: A sixteen-year-old, pink-haired, scantily clad princess who learned pacifism from a mother shot ten years ago who Luffy is falsely accused of kidnapping when she asked to be taken somewhere? Back already, Shirahoshi?
- Tears of Joy: She lets these out when she remembers her dad and meets him again, then later when Doflamingo is defeated at last, and a third time when she and Kyros are reunited for good and they decide to live together.
- This Is Unforgivable!: When Diamante shoots Kyros's leg and then makes him get hit by the raining spiky balls, Rebecca is understandably outraged.
- Weak, but Skilled: An especially notable case in the series. Because she doesn't want to hurt anyone, she is very weak, but her speed, Observation Haki and skill in making people knock themselves out or lure them into falling out of the ring make up for it, and allows her to survive undefeated in a Colosseum full of powerful and bloodthirsty warriors.
- Wingding Eyes: For a brief humorous moment in the Reverie arc, she gets adorable puddle-shaped eyes as Vivi correctly guesses Luffy saved Dressrosa.
- Worthy Opponent: Rebecca seems to feel this way towards Luffy as she said it would be nice if they both progressed to the second round of the tournament.
- Younger than They Look: Well, in the body, at least. Her face looks believably young, much like Princess Shirahoshi who's the same age (sixteen, for the curious).
Voiced by: Taketora (JP), Michael Johnson (EN)
Debut: Chapter 702 (Manga), Episode 631 (Anime)
The announcer and commentator of the Corrida Colosseum Tournament.
- Big Damn Heroes: He comes to Luffy's aid when he's exhausted and needing a few minutes to recover. He also brings the other half of the Colosseum participants in tow to stall Doflamingo.
- Combat Commentator: His role in the Corrida Colosseum is to serve as a commentator during fights.
- Defiant to the End: He buys Luffy time by mocking Doflamingo all the while despite knowing what that entails and indeed gets impaled for his trouble. But still keeps spewing vitriol to the bitter end until Luffy re-engages the battle. Thankfully he manages to survive.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He gets heart-shaped eyes at particularly impressive feats in the Colosseum.
- Large-Ham Announcer: So much that it's not rare to see the Colosseum's staff workers covering their ears when near him.
- Mr. Exposition: He is the main responsible for explaining the backgrounds and fighting styles of the various participants.
- Non-Action Guy: He's not a fighter, but he still manages to assist Luffy against Doflamingo.
- Rousing Speech: He does this in Chapter 789; he announces that Lucy, or rather the Straw Hat Luffy, will defeat Doflamingo and there's still hope as long as people cheer for him.
- Tears of Joy: He cries this when he announces that Lucy finally wins against Doflamingo.
Corrida Colosseum Tournament Participants
- Action Girl: Rebecca and Acilia can more than hold their own; even more when they're teamed up.
- Annoying Arrows: When Luffy dodges all of Jean Ango's projectile weapons with Observation Haki, they end up lodged in Chinjao's gut. All this does is make him mad; bye, Jean.
- Badass Cape: A good number of them wear'em, like Rebecca, Cavendish (though his is a Coat Cape), Sai, and Elizabello.
- Bear Hug: Rolling Logan from D Block crushes two opponents' bones this way, being a huge man.
- Berserk Button: Kelly Funk hates it when somebody makes fun of his height to the point that he will continue to beat his opponent even after they're unconscious.
- Big Dumb Body: Bobby Funk's entire purpose is just to be possessed by Kelly's powers, because Bobby is ridiculously durable even if he can't fight.
- Big Little Brother: Bobby is the younger of the Funk Brothers and yet he's the taller one (Kelly's height only reaches Bobby's chest).
- Bounty Hunter: Jean Ango.
- Condemned Contestant: It's revealed that every loser in the battle gets dumped underground with broken toys after they're tricked with "medical operation".
- Cross Counter: Happens with Ideo and Sai once.
- Deadly Dodging: Luffy effortlessly dodges Jean Ango's thrown weapons... which all fly into Chinjao's gut. He then knocked Ango out of the ring.
- Equippable Ally: Kelly of the Funk Brothers. He has the power of the Jacket-Jacket Fruit (Jake Jake no Mi), which turns him into a jacket. Anyone who wears him is possessed by him, giving Kelly all of their abilities.
- Even Evil Has Standards: While some of them are evil, the big named participants would never betray Usopp and his friends for freeing them from their toy curse and they attacked the ungrateful participants who would try to capture them.
- Evil Genius:
- Dagama seems to amount to this, being a very unpleasant strategist who is not above cheating his way to victory.
- Later on he proves his strategic prowess in the invasion in Doflamingo's palace where he gathers and commands all of the other combatants to stay on guard to ensure that Luffy can pass safely after they fought Doflamingo's forces with seemingly no cooperation.
- Evil Sorcerer: The gladiator Mummy from Block D is introduced as a "Sorcerer". The exact nature of said "sorcery" has yet to be revealed.
- Fluffy Tamer: As usual for him, Luf— er, Lucy manages to tame The Fighting Bull.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Lucy nicknames him "Ucy" (a pun for the Japanese word for bull, ushi).
- Forced Transformation: The failed contestants gets abducted and turned into toys by Trebol and Sugar.
- Glass Cannon: Kelly Funk also easily goes down from Boo's Hasshouken punch.
- Gonk: Dagama again. He also happens to resemble Eggman.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Kelly Funk's Jacket-Jacket Fruit (where his body unzips and unfurls like a jacket) sounds about as useful as taking photographs or rotating your shoulders really fast. But when your brother is a Stone Wall who can tank Haki-infused attacks, it's very efficient, as poor Boo found out the hard way.
- Ki Manipulation: The Chinjao Family employs Haki, aside from Hasshouken.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Kelly, when angered, tends to attack whoever angers him even after they're unconscious.
- King of Beasts: The Fighting Lion, one of the fighters of the D Block. Orlumbus easily defeats him, though.
- Made of Diamond: Bobby Funk. He took an Armament Haki-imbued axe to the back and stays intact, with the axe's hilt snapped in two in the process.
- Mugging the Monster: Spartan, the star of the Colosseum, upon seeing Luffy, thought he was a puny runt that didn't belong in the tournament and angrily attacked him. You can probably guess what happens.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Kelly and Bobby Funk are based on actual, famous wrestling brothers Terry Funk and Dory Funk Jr..
- Oh, Crap!:
- Jean Ango's expression when Chinjao's about to attack him.
- Bellamy's expression when King Elizabello's about to launch his King Punch.
- Heck, the audience and commentator do this many times. Many unexpected things happen here, after all.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Taken to hilarious extremes when all of them insist that they will personally kill Doflamingo.
- Pyromaniac: Damask is described as this, what with his strange ability to breathe fire.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Kelly Funk after anyone triggers his Berserk Button.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: It seems like the Funk Brothers were aiding Luffy when they gave him directions to a shortcut in the tunnels but it led to a dead end. It turns out they intended to betray Luffy and his allies but Doflamingo's string clone comes along and incapacitates the Funk Brothers which ironically saves Luffy.
- Stone Wall: Bobby Funk may be a minor character, but he has the intriguing distinction of being the first character seen who can resist Haki with his natural defenses; he's simply that tough.
- This Means War!: Dagama declares this after he's trapped in the underground with the rest of the tourney losers..
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: How Jean Ango fights.
- Ungrateful Bastards: At first they all worship Usopp for freeing them from Sugar's toy powers but once Doflamingo puts a price on his head they all seemingly go after him. Seriously guys you couldn't wait ten minutes even? Turned out that only the no-name ones on-panel went after him. Many named ones were off-panel at the time and later prove to still be loyal, except for the Funk Brothers; and even then, many of those who went after him changed their mind and ended up helping Luffy anyway, thanks to Gatz.
- Vibroweapon: The Chinjao family know a martial art called Hasshouken that makes their fists and kicks into vibroweapons that can bypass armor and shields.
- You Shall Not Pass!: They (well, most of them) all rally together to hold Doflamingo's forces and executives so Luffy (and Cavendish, and Law, and Kyros) can continue to go to Doflamingo's place, courtesy of Dagama. Later he does a personal version of this where, after getting gored by Dellinger, he holds the latter in place and tells Luffy and co to go forward.
King Elizabello II
Voiced by: Katsumi Chō (JP), Andy Mullins (EN)
Debut: Chapter 704 (Manga) Episode 632 (Anime)
The king of Prodence Kingdom, and also one of the fighters who joined as a gladiator at the Corrida Colosseum to compete for the Flame-Flame Fruit.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's a king and a single punch of him can tear down a fortress.
- Awesome, but Impractical: The King Punch is said to be powerful enough to knock down one of the Four Emperors and tear down fortresses, but the hour-long charge time makes it impractical to rely on it in a fight; the only reason he managed to fire it in the Colosseum was because he was being guarded the whole time.
- Badass Cape: One commonly used for kings, pretty much.
- Boxing Battler: His fighting preference.
- Charged Attack: His patented King Punch needs roughly an hour of charge time. He can also use it without it being fully charged yet, but it'll get proportionately weaker as a result.
- Chekhov's Gun: At one point, when Zoro has difficulty fighting Pica, King Elizabello offers help with his King Punch, but Zoro tells him to save it for later. Later, when Pica in his gigantic stone form is walking towards King Riku, Elizabello thinks it's the right time and prepares to let it out... and Zoro still tells him to hold back a bit. The King Punch does get used later... as cleanup for Pica's leftover stone body. (He does save everyone on the plateau by doing so, though.)
- Cool Crown: He wears a hoop crown.
- Crippling Overspecialization: The King Punch is insanely powerful, but also needs to be charged and Elizabello can't really do any other fighting while charging it. He seems to rely entirely on it, so he's really only useful about once an hour.
- Glass Cannon: His King Punch can absolutely wreck havoc in the field, but he has to prepare himself for an hour and he's largely helpless in that state. One barrier punch from Bartolomeo is all that's needed to knock him down, once his guards are taken out.
- Large and in Charge: He's pretty big and he's a king.
- Mundane Utility: Elizabello II considers using his powerful punch to clean up the remains of Pica's massive stone body before they fell on those below to be this.
- Odd Friendship: He's friends with King Riku Dold III despite him being a pacifist.
- One-Hit Kill: His speciality. It's said to be sufficient to bring down an Emperor, but he can only use it once per hour and is largely helpless while he's building up the momentum to perform it. He can, however, fire it off early at the cost of reduced power.
- Red Baron: He's known as the "The Fighting King".
- Red Boxing Gloves: They're yellow boxing gloves.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He enters the competition to win the Mera Mera no Mi. And he's one of the many fighters who aid the Straw Hat Pirates in taking down Doflamingo.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are much tinier than his comparatively large body and arms. Makes sense, since he's a boxer.
- The Worf Barrage: Elizabello's Megaton Punch knocks out just about everyone in one shot, including Bellamy, who was being built up as a major threat. Everyone, that is, except for Bartolomeo, whose force field no sells him before he promptly takes him out with little effort.
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (JP), Ivan Jasso (EN)
Age: 34 (Biologically), 44 (Chronologically)
Debut: Chapter 702 (Manga), Episode 631 (Anime)
Introduced as a one-legged toy soldier, who is also a criminal in Dressrosa, with a grudge against Doflamingo and plots with the Tontatta to remove him from the throne. He quickly aligns with the Straw Hats and offers to help Franky take down the Smile factory. He also shares a past with Rebecca, having taken care of her after her mother's death and trained her to fight without hurting people.
He's later revealed to actually be Kyros, the legendary champion of the Corrida Colosseum and Rebecca's father, turned into a toy by Sugar. In the past, he used to be a violent criminal, until king Riku talked him into a better person. After saving Scarlett, Riku's eldest daughter, she fell in love with him and the two had a secret marriage, from which Rebecca was born. Unfortunately, it ended in tragedy after Doflamingo usurped the Riku family.
Kyros is a formidable warrior, the best of all Dressrosa, and fights using a sword. He's very loyal to Riku and cares a lot for his daughter, whom he wishes to not take his path as a killer. Kyros is also full of doubts because of his past as a rebellious teen and can't forgive himself for having murdered people.
- Accent Adaptation: Just like Rebecca, he is given a Latin American Spanish accent in the Funimation dub.
- Action Dad: Kyros is the Champion of the Corrida Colosseum as well as Scarlett's husband and Rebecca's father. With the death of his wife at the hands of Diamante, Kyros, while turned into a soldier, dedicated his life to his daughter, raising and training her even if Rebecca doesn't have any memory of him. During the climax of the Dressrosa Arc, Kyros fights Diamante to protect Rebecca and avenge Scarlett.
- An Arm and a Leg: Similar to The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Thunder Soldier is a toy soldier with just one leg. Ten years befor the events of Dressrosa, he was still a human, Kyros cut off his own leg to rush at Doflamingo, but was touched by Sugar and transformed into a toy, while also forgotten by everyone.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: To give him a better life, and noticing that he's the best gladiator in the history of the Corrida Colosseum, king Riku grants him the position of army commander.
- The Atoner: Kyros always feels guilty for the murders he commited in the past, not helped by the people who hated him when he was a gladiator, but Riku helped him become a better person and told him to help others to make amends for his mistakes.
- Badass Boast: When he meets Diamante after many years, Kyros declares himself the wrath of Dressrosa's people before beginning his fight with the pirate."I am the wrath of this country's people, and I shall take you down!"
- Badass Cape: Kyros wears a red cape that makes him more imposing and, with its color, indicates that he can be violent in combat.
- Badass Normal: Kyros has no Devil Fruit powers but is still the strongest gladiator ever to walk Corrida Colosseum and defeats one of Donquixote's strongest subordinates.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: In his youth when he was still a human, no matter how many victories he won in the Colosseum, no would ever let him live it down that he was a murderer. For that he wished people would just simply forget his existence. Then, after building a genuinely happy life for himself, everyone, including the people he loved, forgot his existence thanks to Sugar's Devil Fruit powers, with the added burden of being a toy. The worst part is that he couldn't tell anyone, because he would be tossed into the scrap heap otherwise.
- BFS: As a human, his main weapon is a sword nearly as large as him, fitting for a skilled gladiator.
- Broken Ace: He's Dressrosa strongest fighter and the best gladiator ever seen in the Corrida Colosseum, but he's also full of regret and self-loathing for his murderous past and considers himself unworthy of having a loving family and a happy life. It didn't help that, when he was a gladiator, the crowd kept hating him for the same reasons.
- Chick Magnet: When he was a royal guard, many ladies swooned for him but he always refused their advances.
- The Comically Serious: Some of the flashbacks to his and Rebecca's past show him in this light, due to being so nervous around Scarlett and his attempts to cheer Rebecca up.
- Condemned Contestant: Like some Real Life Roman gladiators, he was originally a criminal who was sentenced into the arena. He was given the chance to win his freedom if he could win 100 consecutive wins. Despite having done so, he chose to stay due to the people's hatred for him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His fight with Diamante lasts for a while because he tries to protect and prevent Rebecca from soiling her hands. The moment Robin arrives and keeps Rebecca safe, nothing Diamante throws at Kyros works, and the moment the latter gets in range, Diamante goes down in one hit.
- Determinator: He gets hit by a lot of falling Spike Balls of Doom during his fight with Diamante and keeps on going, saying that no real warrior would be intimidated by such attacks, while Diamante looks on in shock.
- Disappeared Dad: Played with. Rebecca doesn't have any memories of Kyros, her father, and thus believes herself to have grown up fatherless, not counting Thunder Soldier. In truth, she lost her memories pf him after he got turned into a toy, the same one that took care of her after her mother died. When Kyros is turned back into a human and Rebecca regains her memories, she bursts into tears at the sudden realization that she always had her father at her side.
- Doting Parent: In Rebecca's childhood, Kyros at first refused to touch her, not wanting to soil such a pure angel with his dirty hands, and cried from happiness whenever he played with her. Following Scarlett's death, Kyros, transformed into a toy, .took care of Rebecca as she grew up even if she didn't recognize or even remember him.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: As a teen, Kyros was a criminal who lived on the streets, then became a gladiator but was hated by everyone because of his past crimes. He found some happiness when he became a royal guard and then married Scarlett in secret and had a daughter with her, and, while he kept self-loathing and thinking himself to be unworthy of it, he had an happy life. Unfortunately, when the Donquixote Pirates arrived, he was turned into a toy and forgotten by everyone, including his wife, who got killed shortly after, and his daughter. After enduring and fighting Doflamingo's tyranny for ten years, Luffy ends Doflamingo's rule, Kyros is turned back into a human and gets to live happily with his daughter, who chooses by her own will to stay with him rather than being a princess.
- Every Scar Has a Story: Kyros received a single scar in his fight with king Riku, who was fighting incognito. Upon recognizing his king, Kyros dropped his guard for a moment out of shock and was hit. Afterwards, Riku offers Kyros the chance to become a better person and the position of army commander.
- Expy: His one-legged toy form is taken directly from the eponymous character in The Steadfast Tin Soldier.
- Face of a Thug: Kyros's face is rough and lacks eyebrows, making him look like an evil person. While he's a good person, he was a criminal as a teenager.
- Failure Knight: Thunder Soldier is extremely adamant in his desire to protect Rebecca because, when he was still human, despite being Dressrosa's strongest fighter, he failed to protect his king, who was dethroned, and his wife, who was killed.
- Flawed Prototype: Played with. Thunder Soldier is the first toy Sugar ever created, and one of the few not compelled by a Geas to obey the Family, though only because Sugar didn't start giving orders to the newly transformed toys at the time.
- Foil: Kyros acts as a contrast to Diamante, who is also his arch-enemy for having killed his wife, Scarlett. Both are champions in the Corrida Colosseum but, while Kyros fights fairly with only his sword, Diamante uses his Devil Fruit to set traps and tricks to win. This is emphasized in their fight, where Diamante keeps Kyros on the edge by using said tricks. After Diamante decides to engage fairly in direct combat, he gets struck down bywith a single strike from Kyros.
- Forced Transformation: Like all living toys, Thunder Soldier is one of the many victims of Sugar's Hobby-Hobby fruit, although he remains a fearful warrior.
- Former Teen Rebel: Deconstructed. In his early teens, Kyros is a violent misfit who killed people, but King Riku Doldo brings him to a better path. After becoming a better person, Kyros reveals he killed those people to avenge his friend. However, Dressrosa citizens and Kyros himself would never forget his past as a murderer, and for this reason he develops a huge guilt complex that prevents him from leaving his gladiator life and makes him think he's unworthy to be a father or just to hold a baby in his hands.
- Four-Star Badass: After fighting Kyros directly in the arena, king Riku granted him the position as Dressrosa army commander. This allowed him to meet Scarlett, the woman he later married.
- Generation Xerox: Like his daughter, Kyros was a gladiator who, despite his incredible skills in the Colosseum, was widely hated by the audience. However, Kyros made sure that Rebecca didn't grew up like him, and taught her how to avoid attack and not hurt anyone.
- Greater Need Than Mine: When he meets Mansherry, she notes that he's heavily wounded and she wants to heal him, but he replies that there are many other people in Dressrosa that might need it more than he does.
- Handicapped Badass: Even as a one-legged toy, he can still escape the police and get around effortlessly, although his frail tin body does hinder him. When he returns human, still without a leg, he keeps the terrifying power he had when he was a gladiator and Doflamingo gives him a bounty equal to Zoro's.
- Happily Married: Despite not feeling worthy of it, Kyros had a mutual loving marriage with Scarlett until she was killed. Scarlett even gave up her royal status just to live with him.
- Heartbroken Badass: Kyros' wife was killed ten years before the events of the Dressrosa Arc, when the Donquixote Pirates invaded Dressrosa, and he still mourns her death. He finds some peace after he defeats Diamante, the man who killed her, and avenges her.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: Albeith a former criminal and gladiator, Kyros main weapon is a classic sword that shows how more heroic he is.
- Hidden Depths:
- Introduced as a criminal toy, he's quickly revealed to know Rebecca from his past, but the latter's tears upon seeing him again and the fact that he himself is unable to cry, imply that their past isn't a pretty one. In truth, he is the legendary gladiator Kyros - who won three thousand straight battles in the Colosseum without suffering a single blow - who married princess Scarlett and had a child together: Rebecca. However, everyone forgot his existence when Sugar turned him into a toy, and Scarlett was killed by one of Doflamingo's pirates. So Kyros was forced to raise Rebecca by himself without telling her who he really was, lest he be tossed on the scrap heap.
- Despite appearing as a strong and brave warrior, Kyros is full of self-deprecation for having killed in his youth, and always considers himself unworthy of everything good he has, from his marriage to his daughter.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Kyros, a very muscular man, married the petite and slender Scarlett. The size difference is very noticeable when they are together.
- I Have No Idea What I'm Doing: When Usopp asks him what the Operation Dressrosa SOP (defeating Sugar of Donquixote Family and supposedly turning every toy back to normal) entails, Thunder Soldiers replies that he doesn't know and only suspects that everything will turn upside down once it happens. Luckily, the plan works, albeith thanks to major luck.
- I Owe You My Life: Kyros is very devoted to King Riku because he gave him the chance of a better life and amend of his crimes while everyone else hated him.
- Improbable Age: Kyros became the strongest gladiator in the history of the Corrida Colosseum when he was still in his early twenties and defeated thousands of warriors with much more experience than him without getting hurt once.
- Insecure Love Interest: When Scarlett fell in love with him, Kyros refused her advances because he believed that, due to his past as a murderer, he wasn't good enough for her.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: While he hates Doflamingo as much as everyone else, Kyros holds a particular grudge for Diamante, one of Doflamingo's top officers who killed his wife. During the climax of the Dressrosa Arc, Kyros confronts Diamante, while also protecting his daughter, and defeats him.
- Life or Limb Decision: Downplayed. When Doflamingo was about to kill King Riku, Kyros cut off his chained leg to save his king. Unfortunately, he got turned into a toy shortly after.
- Living Legend: Kyros is the strongest gladiator in the history of the Corrida Colosseum, holding an undefeated streak of 3000 victories including fighting a giant and a Fish-man, the latter while underwater and has a bronze statue to honor his "memory". During his entire career, he was only hit once, and only because he recognized that his latest opponent was King Riku in disguise. He's so strong that Doflamingo gives him a bounty as high as Zoro's. Ironically, when he was turned into a toy, everyone forgot about him and is aware of his existance thanks to his statue in the Corrida Colosseum.
- Living Toys: He is one of many living toys in Dressrosa and the one who gets the most screentime. As a whole, Thunder Soldier/Kyros represents the people who have been turned into toys and forgotten by their loved ones.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: After many chapters, it's revealed that Thunder Soldier is Rebecca's biological father, Scarlett's husband, and King Riku's son-in-law, making him a member of the Riku royal family and one of the main targets of the Donquixote family. Rebecca realizes it when Kyros is turned human again and she regains the memories of him, crying out of happiness that her father has always been with her.
- Made of Iron: During his fight with Diamante, the latter hits Kyros with multiple attacks, including a rain of iron spiky balls, but Kyros endures all of them. Diamante himself remains in disbelief in the face of Kyros's toughness.
- Manly Tears: Kyros is one of the manliest characters in the series, but that doesn't stop him from expressing his emotions. After a decade of Doflamingo's tyranny is brought to an end, Kyros' tears show his relief without removing from his manliness.
- Morphic Resonance: Kyros cut off his left leg to free himself and rush at Doflamingo but got turned into a toy soldier that misses its left leg as well, making clear to everyone who he is when he's turned back.
- Nerves of Steel: When he was human, he cut off his own leg without a second thought to have a chance at killing Doflamingo and protect king Riku.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: Tragically, despite his wife dying in his hands, Kyros was turned into a toy and forgotten by everyone, which meant they couldn't properly say goodbye. To make it even more tragic, as a toy, Kyros couldn't even cry or feel Scarlett's body.
- Nice Guy: Scaring children away from the Corrida Colosseum is rather harsh, but justified, seeing how violent the fights can get during tournaments. He's also really kind overall, helpful, and as a toy, loves making people laugh.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Thunder Soldier saved Rebecca from kidnappers when she was a child, but because he stepped into a human's house in the process, something forbidden for a toy, he was branded as a criminal and couldn't see Rebecca anymore except sometimes in secret.
- Once Done, Never Forgotten: Nobody, including Kyros himself, would let him live down the fact that he murdered someone in his youth to avenge his friend. In his entire gladiatorial career, people kept booing him in spite of his huge victory streak.
- One-Man Army: When he was an army commander, Kyros defeated an entire pirate crew all by himself to protect Scarlett, who then fell in love with him.
- Out, Damned Spot!: Kyros' guilt over his murders never go away, even after he has cleaned his name in the eyes of everyone. As a teen, he became a convict gladiator as punishment and was granted permission to leave after one hundred victories. However, he willingly chose to keep going because he felt that he could never let go of those crimes and the crowd kept booing him. In the present, his mentality still lingers; he feels that he can be the one Dressrosan citizen who can spill out blood when the others love and value peace.
- Overprotective Dad: He punched a boy for proposing to Rebecca.
- Papa Wolf: In the past, Kyros punched a playground bully for harming Rebecca and, of course, he saved her from more violent dangers, including a pack of wild dogs and a pair of kidnappers. Diamante exploits this using cowardly tactics and targeting Rebecca so that Kyros would be forced to protect her and unable to attack him.
- Parental Substitute: Subverted. Thunder Soldier took care of Rebecca after she lost her parents at an early age and taught her how to fight. However, it's later revealed he's actually her real father turned into a toy but Rebecca has no way of knowing that. He gets quite stricken when she tells him that he isn't her father, but doesn't reply.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: As the result of being the first toy created by Sugar, Thunder Soldier retains his free will and organizes a rebellion to dethrone Doflamingo.
- Red Baron: "Thunder Soldier" is actually an alias he took after becoming a toy. His real name is actually Kyros.
- Rescue Romance: Scarlett initially hated Kyros, but grew to love him after he saved her from pirates who had kidnapped her and began acting much nicer to him. After a while, they got married in secret to live a quiet life together.
- Retired Badass: Kyros retires twice from a life of fighting. After a career as the champion of the Corrida Colosseum and then army commander, Kyros secretly married Scarlett, the heir to the Riku royal family, and the two went to live in a small house in the countryside and had a daughter, Rebecca. However, Doflamingo's rise to power and Scarlett's assassination forced Kyros to get back into action and lead the resistance against Doflamingo. After the Straw Hats end Doflamingo's reign, Kyros retires once again in the same house he lived in with Scarlett, this time with his daughter.
- Rollerblade Good: His only toy leg has a rollerblade to aid in his movement. It helps him into making quick attacks.
- Rugged Scar: Kyros has a single scar on his forehead, the only one he received in his gladiatoral career, which shows that he's a tough and experienced fighter.
- Secret Relationship: Scarlett faked her death and married Kyros in secret due to the scandal that would be created by them being together, since she's a princess while he's a former criminal. Subverted because it's revealed that the citizens figured it out quickly, but pretended otherwise out of respect for the couple and their reasons.
- Self-Deprecation: One of his defining traits is the low self-esteem he has due to his past as a violent thug when he was 15 and his gladiator career, during which he killed a lot of people. Because his hands are tainted with blood, he doesn't consider himself worthy of affection and even refuses to touch Rebecca as an infant, claiming his hands are too dirty for something this pure. When Rebecca expresses her desire to live with him, Kyros objects, until Rebecca embraces him with an hug and Kyros cries tears of joy.
- Sense Loss Sadness: Thunder Solider considers not being able to feel the warmth of the people he touches (especially that of his dying wife) to be a painful curse. When he's a human again and finally able to feel the warmth of his daughter's hand at the end of the arc, he cries out of joy and relief.
- Shrouded in Myth: Justified. Kyros has a bronze statue in the Dressrosa Colosseum which describes him as the best gladiator who ever fought there, with a winning streak of three thousand, but nobody knows anything else about him. This is because Kyros was turned into a toy by Sugar, and one of the side effects of her power is that everyone forgets about the people who become toys.
- Skyward Scream: Having become a toy that can't feel the touch or cry and, when Scarlett died in his arms without remembering him, all that Kyros could do was scream at the sky.
- Spanner in the Works: Since he retained his free will after becoming a Living Toy, he manages not just to train and take care of Rebecca, but to organize a rebellion with the Tontatta against Doflamingo, which helps the Straw Hats to destroy the Smile Factory and knock out Sugar. The latter even turns every living toy back to their original form and brings back everyone's memory, revealing Doflamingo's terrible actions against his people.
- Sympathetic Murderer: When he was only 15 years old, Kyros murdered a couple of people to avenge his friend but, not knowing the whole story, the guards arrested him and forced him to fight as a gladiator. Years later, he went to his friends' graves and regretted what he did, wishing that people would forget that he was a murderer.
- Tears from a Stone: When Scarlett died in his arms, being a toy, he was physically unable to cry but the raindrops on his face fell like tears, visually showing the emotion he was feeling.
- Tears of Joy: Every time he cries he's extremely happy, such as when his daughter is born, when Doflamingo is defeated (as he's relieved that the ten year tyranny has finally ended) and in the culmination of his and Rebecca's character arcs: when his daughter tells him she doesn't care about his criminal record and gives up her princess status so they can live together.
- These Hands Have Killed: The main source of Kyros's angst is the murder he commited as a teenager, even if it was to avenge his friends, that made him hated by everyone. Kyros never forgives himself for his actions and believes himself to be so impure that he doesn't even want to touch and spoil his daughter with his dirty hands.
- Training the Peaceful Villagers: Downplayed. Thunder Soldier realized he couldn't protect Rebecca forever given his fragile tin body, so he trained her but only to defend herself and dodge attacks, while he didn't teach her anything that could kill others.
- Two Aliases, One Character: Thunder Soldier and Kyros are introduced, respectively, as a criminal toy who wants to remove Doflamingo from the throne and as the best gladiator to ever fight in the Corrida Colosseum. In chapter 739, it's not only revealed that Kyros was turned into a toy and took the alias of Thunder Soldier, but that he's also Rebecca's father and King Riku's son-in-law.
- Unable to Cry: Thunder Soldier is more than willing to cry when he sees Rebecca crying herself, but is physically unable to. So when he finally return to being a human again and gets the chance to cry again after Doflamingo is defeated, he grasps it with both hands.
- Un-person: Like any other victims of Sugar's toy morphing, nobody remembers his real persona anymore and he can't reveal his true identity to anyone, otherwise he would be thrown into the scrap heap. Therefore, he takes care of Rebecca without the latter recognizing him as her father.
- Unstoppable Rage: Although subtle, Kyros is visibly angry at the sight of Diamante and gets even angrier when the latter targets Rebecca with dirty tactics. With sheer rage, Kyros resists everything Diamante throws at him and then strikes him down with a single swing.
- Was Once a Man: Just like every other toy in Dressrosa, he used to be a human but Sugar transformed into a toy and everyone forgot about him. Fortunately, he, along with all the other toys, regain their human forms when Usopp knocks Sugar out.
- Your Head A-Splode: Defied. Gladius grabs Thunder Soldier and inflates his head to make it explode, but Luffy stops him just in time.
- Badass Adorable: Cute little people capable of beating up characters several times their size with their Super Speed and Super Strength.
- Big Damn Heroes: They all hold the Marines back in Chapter 798 from trying to capture the fleeing pirates.
- Blade on a Stick: Most of them use small lances as weapons.
- Elmuh Fudd Syndwome: They speak like this in the English version of the manga.
- The Fair Folk: They are regarded as fairies and known for stealing people's belongings.
- Green Thumb: Green Bit's lushness is due to their nigh-supernatural ability to tend any plant they come across, and it's that very skill that has them enslaved to grow SMILE trees.
- Gullible Lemmings: Their hats. Each of them is very gullible, and believes everything they hear, be it from an ally or a foe. Of course, this means Usopp has the time of his life with them. It's also Deconstructed Trope as their naive nature can be exploited by enemies in order to reveal secret info.
- Keigo: They all speak like this, but say "resu" instead of "desu".
- Lilliputians: They're tiny humanoids with pointy noses and bushy tails. They even tie Nico Robin just like the Lilliputians did to Gulliver.
- Meaningful Name: Tonta is the Spanish, Italian, and Catalan female term for 'fool'. And these dwarves happen to be very gullible. They not only believed one of Usopp's lies, but the dwarves that are enslaved in Doflamingo's SMILE factory think they're making medicine for the imprisoned Mansherry.
- Older than They Look: Despite their child-like appearance and behavior, Leo, Kabu, and Inhel have been around since Viola and Scarlett's childhood, indicating that Dwarves have longevity.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: These little people are strong enough to toss an ordinary human around like a rag doll...problem is, their main enemies, the Donquixote Family, are run by humans that are anything but normal.
- Peeve Goblins: If an item goes missing and you don't notice until later, the Tontatta Tribe did it.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Despite being small enough to fit in your hands they are strong enough to smash concrete with their fists. So you can forget about the city block and the architecture occupying it.
- Shrouded in Myth: Invoked — as an apology for the oppression of their tribe, the first King of the Riku Dynasty (about 800 years ago) allowed them to steal anything they want from the kingdom and he'd label them as "fairy's hijinks". Said myth continues to the present day.
- Tail Slap: They can do a technique called "Tail Hammer" that is strong enough to knock down a grown man.
- Thanks for the Mammaries: When they're investigating Robin for hidden items, they go so far as to dive into her mini dress. Later on, Gancho somehow managed to hide in between her breasts, without her or Usopp noticing until he speaks.
- This Means War!: They were overjoyed when they learned that Doflamingo's resigned from being king. But when they learned that the information was false, this drives them to finally rebel against Doflamingo and go to war against him.
Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (JP) Dani Chambers (EN)
Debut: Chapter 717 (Manga), Episode 647 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Heal-Heal Fruit
The princess of the Tontatta, the Dwarf tribe that live on Green Bit, next to Dressrosa. She was captured by Doflamingo because of her healing and restoration abilities granted by the Heal-Heal Fruit (Chiyu Chiyu no Mi), which made her an important asset for Doflamingo's operations, and is kept hostage to force the Tontattas to work for them.Mansherry is adorable even by dwarf standards, with long golden hair and large eyes, and no one can resist her cuteness, and is very nice to everyone but Leo, for whom she has a crush obvious to everyone but Leo himself.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Mansherry is so sweet and nice that all of the tontattas adore her, except Leo, and those who meet her are quickly captured by her adorable appearance and personality. Her popularity is exploited by the Donquixote Pirates, who kidnapped her and tell the tontattas she's ill and can be healed only with the SMILES, forcing the tontattas to work for them.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Leo. He's insensitive and oblivious, she's a Tsundere.
- Blush Sticker: Mansherry has perpetual blush stickers that look like they were scribbled on with a crayon.
- Commonality Connection: Quick to befriend Shirahoshi, Vivi and Dalton over their shared friendship with Luffy.
- Cuteness Proximity: She's so cute that she manages to briefly induce this in her captives. Even Vice Admiral Tsuru and her crew aren't immune to her cuteness.
- Damsel in Distress: She spent most of the arc imprisoned by Doflamingo's forces and the Dwarves were on a mission to rescue her.
- Girlish Pigtails: Very girlish and innocent, and her very thick pigtails shows that.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde and definitely not as bad as Leo describes. Quite the opposite actually.
- Healing Hands: She has eaten the Heal-Heal Fruit, which allows her to heal any living thing instantly. Normally, her powers work on living things however they could also be used to restore non-living things as well albeit at the cost of her lifespan.
- Living Macguffin: She is imprisoned by the Donquixote pirates for her potent healing abilities and to force the Tontattas to work for her. As a result, one of the main objectives of Operation S.O.P is to free her so they can stop the production of SMILEs.
- Nice Girl: Contrary to what Leo believes, she's actually a very kind and compassionate princess.
- Personality Power: Mansherry is one of the nicest characters in the series, has been described as nice to everyone (except Leo) and has the power to heal people and non-living beings.
- Princess Classic: Even more than Shirahoshi. She's unapologetically nice, feminine and caring, coming complete with healing powers. The only exception to this is her Tsundere tendencies, and that's only around Leo.
- Sacrificial Revival Spell: Somewhat: She can turn donated blood into dandelion-like balls of healing. This also makes the donators becoming easily weakened if done too much on each person.
- Shoulder Teammate: After befriending Rebecca at the end of the Dressrosa arc, she's seen riding on her shoulder.
- Swiss-Army Tears: One way in which Mansherry's Heal-Heal Fruit powers can be applied. Once Giolla realizes this, she starts hurting Mansherry to invoke this trope on the defeated Doflamingo officers.
- When Mansherry first appears in person, her personality doesn't match the "bitter, selfish, cruel, spoiled, and ill-tempered" description she was given earlier. She's actually very sweet, to the point of inducing Cuteness Proximity in villains and refuses to help Giolla revive the Officers. Then the first thing Leo says to her after catching her in a Bridal Carry is she's gained weight, earning him a punch to the face and Kabu thinking how some things never change.
- The next chapter makes it clear she's a "Sweet" type, being deredere to everyone else only really showing her Tsuntsun side to Leo out of frustration to his obliviousness.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: Turns out Mansherry wasn't imprisoned in the SMILE factory. Instead, she was in the royal palace.
Also sometimes referred to as "Minkmen", the Minks are a tribe of Beast Men (only mammals) who live a mostly isolated life on the moving island of Zou, and have been doing so for over a millennium. Exactly how animalistic they are varies between individuals. You can have almost talking animals or someone Little Bit Beastly. They are led by two leaders, Duke Dogstorm and Boss Cat Viper, who cannot stand each other and thus rule at different times of the day: Dogstorm rules during the day, while Cat Viper during the night.
While all Minks are natural born fighters, there are two specific groups of warriors who protect the civilians: the Musketeers, led by Shishilian, the main diurnal force, and the Guardians, led by Pedro, the main nocturnal force. Even among the Minks, members of these groups are considered to be elite warriors.
The Minks have recently warred against a fleet of the Animal Kingdom 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.
- Achilles' Heel: Aside from the increased ferocity and stamina drain, the Minks need to have unobstructed view of a full moon to access their Sulong forms. In other words, this transformation is limited to nighttime and won't even work if the moon is in a different state, and even if the moon is full, something like clouds gathering in front of it or just being unable to see it will make a Mink revert back to normal. This weakness is demonstrated multiple times during the raid on Onigashima, like when Wanda and Carrot have Perospero on the ropes, only for him to gain the upper hand when clouds cover the moon; or when an already exhausted Dogstrom struggles against Jack inside the castle, where he can't see the moon at all.
- 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.
- Barbarian Long Hair: When transformed into their sulong form, a mink's fur grows longer and wilder, like a giant mane, which emphasizes how dangerous and feral the transformation is.
- Beast Man: They resemble anthropomorphic animals, not unlike Zoan Fruit users' hybrid forms (though limited to mammals, as the "Mink" in their name refers to their fur).
- Berserk Button: One that formed shortly after the Dressrosa arc is mentioning the Wano Country, ninja or samurai because Jack ravaged the island in his search for Raizo. It's subverted when it's revealed that the Mink Tribe and the Kozuki clan have a strong bond; 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 off mammals, there are some feline (and panthera) persons on the place.
- Cute Monster Girl: Female Minks are very attractive despite their animals attributes and are much less beastly than male Minks.
- 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."
- Interspecies Romance: Downplayed. While they take great pride in their furry coats, they don't consider humans a different species but Lesser Minks (Minks with less hair) and many of them show attractions toward humans.
- Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: Zou is populated by a society made of humanoid-mammals of all kinds that regularly interact with regular humans, despite living on their own island.
- Little Bit Beastly: Mink females tend to look much more human-like and with less 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.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Due to being on a moving giant elephant island that considered a myth among pirates, the inhabitants are woefully lacking in knowledge of the outside world. For example, the inhabitants have no idea what Devil Fruits and Transponder Snails are, despite their being common knowledge in the Grand Line. Carrot thinks a voyage to Big Mom's domain needs only one day, and packs accordingly, while a very young Dogstorm and Cat Viper are surprised at the idea that there are more than four islands across the world.
- Lunacy: Every Mink has the ability to transform into a "Sulong" when they see a full moon, during which 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 if they don't train to control it; an unchecked Sulong attacks friend and foe alike and can die from exhaustion the very night they transformed.
- Martial Pacifist: The mink 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: Just like domesticated animals, Minks tend to be very close to those they're friendly to. They call it "minkship".
- Shock and Awe: All Minks are be able to use an ability called Electro, that allows them to channel electricity in their body or their weapons.
- 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: The ability "Electro" can be channelled in their weapons to make them even stronger.
- 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, as shown 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.
Voiced by: Ben Hiura (JP), Reagan Murdock (EN)
Age: Over 1000
Debut: Chapter 802 (Manga), Episode 751 (Anime)
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, and Zunesha claims to be weak and not very durable. However, he's still strong enough to sink an entire fleet with a swing of his trunk.
- 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 extrmely old, Zunesha's eyes have sank back deep 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 Zunesha 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.
- The Reveal: When he speaks with Momosuke upon arriving at Wano, he reveals he was a companion to Joy Boy and knows the crimes Joy Boy committed 800 years prior.
- Spell My Name with an S: Official translations (VIZ and Funimation) spell it as "Zunesha".
- 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).
The minks have two rulers, Duke Dogstorm and Boss Cat Viper, who rule at different times because they can't stand each other, with Dogstorm ruling during the day (6am to 6pm) and Cat Viper during the night (6pm-6am). They have vastly different personalities: Dogstorm is calm and composed while Cat Viper is wild and boastful. They were previously ruled by a single leader, Duke Genghis Baan.
Duke Genghis Baan
Voiced by: Unknown
Debut: Chapter 963 (Manga)
A sheep mink and the former ruler of the Mokomo Dukedom.
- The Good King: He was presumedly a fair king who cared for his fellow minks and, upon the Roger Pirates' arrival, he cried upon learning that Dogstorm and Cat Viper were safe.
- Punny Name: The "genghis baan" in his name is a reference to Genghis Khan, with the "baa-" part of his name being an onomatopeia for the sound a sheep makes, reflecting his Mink-race.
- Requisite Royal Regalia: To show that he is indeed the ruler of the Mink Tribe, Genghis Baan wears a carmine cape and a crown.
- Sweet Sheep: Baan is a sheep Mink who cared for his underlings and, in the only scene in which he appears, he's seen shedding tears of joy upon learning of Catviper and Dogstorm being still alive.
- Tears of Joy: When he learns about Catviper and Dogstorm's survival, Baan cries, relieved the two are still alive and made it to Wano.
- Achievements in Ignorance: In their youth, despite innocently believing that the sea having more than five islands was considered impressive and having never sailed before, Dogstorm and Cat Viper were somehow able to travel to Wano, known to be very hard to reach even with a ship because of the giant waterfalls that surround it, in a rowboat by pure chance after shipwrecking during a storm.
- An Arm and a Leg: After being defeated by Jack, they were tortured to confess where Raizo was. They endured it and did not sell out their friend, but during the torture the Beast Pirates cut off Dogstorm's leg and part of Cat Viper's left arm.
- Animal Jingoism: Dogstorm and Cat Viper are, respectively, a dog Mink and a cat mink, and they hate each other just like the classical cat-dog rivalry. They become friends again after reminiscing the good time they spent together with Oden.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: They are the strongest warriors of Zou, able to fight on par with an Emperor's executive, and are the two rulers.
- Badass Transplant: With both having lost a limb while being tortured by the Beast Pirates, they've opted to replace their respective missing limbs with weapons by the time they reunite on Onigashima. Cat Viper replaced his lost arm with a barrel gun while Dogstorm replaced his missing leg with a second blade.
- Coordinated Clothes: Inverted. Dogstorm and Catviper don't get along at all and have opposite personalities, with Dogstorm being more calm and composed while Catviper is more wild and energic. Their difference in personality is reflected in their clothing style: Dogstorm is dressed like a traditional European ruler/warrior, while Catviper is dressed like a classic Japanese ruler/warrior.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: During the Onigashima war, Cat Viper and Dogstorm go into their Sulong form and make a quick job of Jack, although he later recovers and fight Dogstorm again.
- Dub Name Change: Their names are translated, going from Inuarashi to Dogstorm and from Nekomamushi to Cat Viper. Possibly because in modern Japanese, animal names are often written in katakana rather than use kanji, justifying the translation.
- Fantastic Racism: They've been victims of discrimination as kids in the isolationist Wano Country because its inhabitants didn't know what a Mink was. The moment some Wano inhabitants find them, they get tied at a stake, along with Kawamatsu, to be set on fire, but are saved by Oden, who can't stand such discrimination.
- Handicapped Badass: Even without a leg or an arm, they are still the two strongest Minks. Cat Viper even forced Capone to give up everything and run instead of fighting him.
- Heroic Second Wind: During the latter portion of the Onigashima War, Dogstorm fights Jack while Cat Viper fights Perospero. However, Kaido's clouds cover the moon, preventing them from becoming sulong. When Dogstorm and Cat Viper are about to lose, Luffy's clash with Kaido splits the sky and reveals the moon, thus Dogstorm and Cat Viper turn sulong and finish off their opponent with a final attack.
- I Choose to Stay: After Wano is freed from Orochi's rule and Kaido is defeated, Dogstorm and Catviper decide to remain there as the new shogun's retainers once more and nominate Carrot as their successor.
- Ki Manipulation: Both are capable of using both Armament and Observation Haki.
- Large and in Charge: They are the rulers of the Mink tribes and tower over most Minks being over 5 meters tall.
- Passing the Torch: When Inuarashi and Nekomamushi choose to remain in Wano, they appoint Carrot as the new ruler of the Mokomo Kingdom. They cite their reasons for being that she had grown a lot on her adventures with the Straw Hats and that Pedro's will lives on in her more than any one else. Even Wanda and the Musketeers support the decision and believe Carrot can do it.
- One Degree of Separation: They 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: Cat Viper is the red while Dogstorm is the blue. Cat Viper is aggressive, energetic, boasts proudly of his status and, if he doesn't like it, disobeys every order, while Dogstorm prefers diplomacy to violence and is humble, polite and softspoken.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: They looked ridiculously cute as a puppy and kitten, especially Cat Viper with his hyperactivity and sensitive tongue.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Being the strongest combatants in Zou, they fight in the front line for multiple days, switching position between day and night, when Jack and his army invade their country.
- Undying Loyalty: They are loyal to Kozuki Oden and his family and are even members of his personal samurai squad. Their loyalty to the Kozuki clan is even stronger than their hate for each other, to the point they become friends again so as to not upset Momonosuke.
- Volleying Insults: Whenever they meet each other by chance, the two will quickly exchange insults, usually before trying to off each other. They stop only when Momonosuke is with them.
- We Used to Be Friends: Dogstorm and Cat Viper can't stand each other, a fact that forces the two to rule at different times, but the other Minks comment that they were good friends in the past, until they left for a journey and came back at each other's throats as comments made by Cat Viper gloating at the enemy and Dogstorm trying to get him to shut up spiraled into each blaming the other for Oden's death. They later decide to call a temporary truce so that their master Momonosuke won't be upset and their subjects all rejoice about this. Later, after reminiscing on their past, Dogstorm and Cat Viper become friends again.
- Younger Than He Looks: At age 7, they appropriately looked like a puppy and a kitten. After only three years of training to become samurais and they've grown much taller and tougher, looking more like young adults.
Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (JP), Jeff Plunk (EN)
Debut: Chapter 808 (Manga), Episode 756 (Anime)
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.
- Artificial Limbs: After landing on Onigashima, he fights with a sword attached to the stump of his left leg, in addition to his rapier, which he names his "two blade style".
- Badass Cape: Wears a large and elegant cape that gives him a more noble and badass look.
- Big Friendly Dog: Dogstorm is a very large and polite canine Mink. Especially in comparison to the boastful Cat Viper.
- Cool Shades: Dogstorm wears a pair of shades to go with his calm and royal appearance.
- Dual Wielding: A strange variation. While fighting at Onigashima, Cat Viper notices that Dogstorm has replaced his missing leg with a sword, and the latter replies that he now uses a two sword style.
- The Good King: Dogstorm may be a great fighter, 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 Cat Viper) "stubborn fools who refuse to listen."
- Home Field Advantage: Invoked. While fighting Jack on his own, Dogstorm barely keeps up with him, thus he throws the enemy into another room with a hole on the roof, which allows Dogstorm to change into his Sulong form and get the upper hand.
- It's Personal: After the Akazaya Nine are healed from their battle with Kaido, they are reached first by a fake Oden drawn by Kanjuro, who's taken out by Ashura Dohji's sacrifice, and shortly after by Jack. Since they're both injured, Dogstorm decides to face him alone for revenge of what Jack did at Zou, while the others go on to protect Momonosuke.
- Royal Rapier: Many of the Mink warriors wield rapiers, but Dogstorm's 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.
- The Stoic: In contrast to the energetic and loud Catviper, Dogstorm is constantly serious and composed, like a noble ruler.
Boss Cat Viper
Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP), SungWon Cho (EN)
Debut: Chapter 809 (Manga), Episode 756 (Anime)
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: He's rather rotund but he's pretty quick on his toes just like an actual cat.
- 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.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: While most minks have fur of a realistic color, Catvipers is yellow to emphasize his playful and mischievous nature.
- Arm Cannon: When he rejoins the raid on Onigashima, Cat Viper appears to have equipped a double-barreled gun in place of his arm he lost to Jack.
- Badass Adorable: Cat Viper is a playful cat-mink who acts like a kitten when he doesn't want to take his medicine, but also a fearsome warrior able to fight on par with an Emperor commander.
- Big Fun: Cat Viper is very fat and big, and a very jolly guy when he's not being serious. His yellow fur emphasizes his joyful personality.
- 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.
- Face of a Thug: Catviper is a gigantic feline mink with a lot of sharp teeth. He's also a friendly, superhumanly loyal party animal who instantly hits it off with Luffy and company.
- The Glomp: When Catviper meets Zoro and Luffy, he gives them a big and fluffy hug.
- 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 realizes that he's 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, its 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.
- It's Personal: At Onigashima, Cat Viper engages a fight with Perospero because he's the main cause of Pedro's death.
- King of Beasts: Catviper has some lion-like features that make him appear more impotent and is one of the two rulers of the Mink Tribe.
- 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.
- Put on a Bus: Rather than immediately go to Wano like Dogstorm and the rest of the Akazaya samurai, Cat Viper departs to recruit Marco and Izo first. He doesn't return to the story in-person until the third act, just as the raid on Onigashima has begun.
- Shock and Awe: Shows usage of Electro like other Minks, and can channel it to his trident.
- Signature Laugh: "Goronyanya".
- Signature Roar: "GORONYAAAAAAAAGO!!"
- Slasher Smile: During the fight against Kaido, Cat Viper has a wide, excited smile while remarking that he can see the full moon clearly.
- Stock Animal Behavior: Catviper likes catnip, playing with balls, and licking his paws. Unlike most cats, however, he likes bathing and cannot land properly on his feet.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He's a cat who loves to eat lasagna. Sounds familiar.
- What's Up, King Dude?: Cat Viper is much less formal than the polite Dogstorm and doesn't use particular honorifics to anyone.
- Wild Hair: His hair is long and spiky, fitting for a violent guardian of the forest.
The main diurnal force, led by Duke Dogstorm. They are led by the Dogstorm Three Musketeers.
Voiced by: Eiji Hanawa (JP), Kellen Goff (EN)
Debut: Chapter 808 (Manga), Episode 758 (Anime)
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 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 and is very aggressive in combat.
- The Mentor: Subverted. In the past, he tried to teach Carrot swordsmanship, but Pedro noted she lacked the talent so Carrot was trained by Pedro, despite him being the leader of the Guardians.
- Number Two: As the captain of the Musketeer Squad, during the day Shishilian is second in authority only to Dogstorm. During the assault at Onigashima, since the two Minks ruler are aligned with the Akazaya nine and Pedro is dead, Shishiliam claims he takes command of the Minks instead of Dogstorm and Catviper.
- 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. Shishilian 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. The official translation and romanization is revealed to be 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.
Voiced by: Toshiya Chiba
Debut: Chapter 809 (Manga), Episode 758 (Anime)
A fox Mink and one of the Dogstorm Three Musketeers. He is always seen with a smirk on his face. He fights with dual rapiers, which he channels Electro through.
- Animal Stereotype: Foxes are commonly depicted with a sly smile on their face, and he is no exception.
Voiced by: Ryohei Arai
Debut: Chapter 809 (Manga), Episode 758 (Anime)
A zebra Mink and one of the Dogstorm Three Musketeers. He is rather calm and stoic. He fights with a rapier, which he channels Electro through.
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), Jenny Yokobori (EN)
Debut: Chapter 804 (Manga), Episode 753 (Anime)
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.
- Action Girl: All Minks, even the civilians, are natural born warriors and Wanda is no different, especially since she's part of the musketeers.
- Bare Your Midriff: During the Zou arc, Wanda wears Nami's bikini top, as a mink custom to switch clothes, which reveals her whole midriff along with her cleavage.
- Big Damn Heroes: While Perospero has Marco at bowpoint, he blabbers about how he longed for this moment, Wanda and Carrot arrive in their sulong form and slash Perospero's face before he can shoot the arrow.
- Childhood Friend: Implied to have been one with Pedro, as she's the one to inform him 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 in 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 onomatopoeia for a dog's bark.
- Nice Girl: She's quite friendly and hospitable once you get to know her.
- 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. In a literal twist, since Wanda is a dog, this makes the 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: Like all Minks, Wanda 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 variety 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.
- 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.
Voiced by: Kanae Itō (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)
Debut: Chapter 804 (Manga), Episode 753 (Anime)
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.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Averted. Despite being minks much more powerful than Carrot, which she also points out, Dogstorm and Catviper nominate her as the next ruler of Zou. The former rulers explain that they chose her based on the experiences she had in the outside world rather than her strength.
- 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 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, and while her fighting style looks a lot more savage, vicious and bestial than it does normally, she's still the same person underneath it all.
- 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. She's also incredibly violent in her Sulong form, which is all the more terrifying because she's completely sane and in control when she transforms.
- Big Damn Heroes: While Perospero has Marco at bowpoint, he blabbers about how he longed for this moment, Carrot and Wanda arrive in their sulong form and slash Perospero's face before he can shoot the arrow.
- Big Eater: Has an appetite to match Luffy and Chopper's when it comes to sweets.
- 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 Dogstorm 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 because she was trained by Pedro rather than Shishilian.
- 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: One of the cuter and nicest Minks, as dangerous a beast (physically) as any of them.
- Deliberately Distressed Damsel: Subverted, as she's never in distress in the first place; Carrot appears dangling over a giant pot while Brulee prepares to boil her alive, but is quickly revealed the dangling Carrot is actually a clone (accidentally created by the Brulee's powers, no less) and the real Carrot is waiting for her moment to ambush her "captors", along with Chopper.
- 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 mistakes 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. With her childish and energic personality, she quickly gets along with Chopper.
- Girls Love Chocolate: One of the few things she's known to love eating other than carrots and, along with Luffy and Chopper, she doesn't waste time to eat a house made of chocolate upon arriving in Totto Land.
- The Glomp: She greets the Sanji retrieval group this way when her cover is blown. She later does it to Pudding as well.
- Going Commando: She doesn't wear any underwear at all with her Musketeer outfit during the raid. The anime makes this more obvious by showing close-ups of her thighs and legs from the side as she jumps and crouches - the outfit has slits held by cross-stitches on either side that show off her skin underneath. She has no underwear covering any of of the skin running from her thighs to her crotch, where they would usually have to be. This is especially odd since she has a very acrobatic fighting style and jumps around a lot, making it very easy for her to accidentally expose herself.
- 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: Starting from her introduction in Zou, Carrot secretly joins the infiltration group to explore the outside world and becomes an important member for the Whole Cake Island arc, and later follows the Straw Hats at Wano, like the rest of the Mink warriors.
- 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 Buxom: Carrot wears modest clothing but, her Animal Kingdom Pirates outfit leaves her in a bikini that shows her boobs are just as massive as most women like Nami and Robin despite being still a teenager. The anime makes this more obvious with close-up scenes that have her cleavage pressed against theirs for comparison.
- 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.
- Improbable Age: Despite being still a teenager, Carrot is nominated ruler of the Mink Tribe by Dogstorm and Catviper, who justify their motivation for the experiences she gathered by traveling with the Straw Hats.
- Lady of War: Her Sulong form is vicious and bestial, even using its razor-sharp teeth as a weapon, but is still elegant, ladylike, and utterly deadly in combat.
- 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: Carrot 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).
- Moon Rabbit: Like many rabbitfolk in Japanese works, Carrot has a connection to the moon. She is the first mink to transform into a Sulong, which happens only when a mink sees the full moon.
- Ms. Fanservice: Played up more heavily in the anime as this when in her Animal Kingdom Pirates outfit. Her massive cleavage along with Nami's and Shinobu's is emphasized in close-ups where they're pressed together, and her boobs are given close-ups when they bounce when she complains about how cramped she is in the Brachio Tank due to her curves, and how overheated she is from her fur. Despite the manga showing her to be equally curvy, the anime goes the extra mile to make it clear that with her body on display she's just as fanservicey as Nami and Robin can be.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 longer.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: As a Sulong, she has very intimidating-looking Tsurime Eyes with red irises and black sclerae. While she's still entirely heroic, it's a sign that she's become a lot more vicious and a lot more powerful.
- 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.
- 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 Naive: 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's a rabbit Mink who likes chocolate and carrots. In real life, rabbits get food poisoning from eating chocolate and the orange part of carrots.
- Stock Animal Diet: She's a rabbit Mink who 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. It does also make her fighting style more brutal and ruthless, although it's not a Superpowered Evil Side — she's still in control, and as moral as ever, but significantly more likely to tear out your throat with her teeth if you do give her a good reason to do so.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Subverted with her Sulong form. It's got a dire reputation, and her new, more vicious fighting style once she enters it is an extremely worrying sign, but it soon turns out that she's still entirely in control and firmly on the side of good.
- Super Speed: Carrot is incredibly fast, enough to can catch up to Diesel, a trai-like person, in a second. In her Sulong Form, she becomes even faster.
- Stripperiffic: Her Animal Kingdom Pirates outfit consists of a bikini and a pair of shorts, revealing most of her furry body. Nami's and Robin's outfit, by comparison, are less revealing.
- 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: Carrot 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: When Luffy grabs onto two giant carps to climb a giant waterfall leading to Wano, Carrot's eyes become stars to show excitement.
- You Are in Command Now: At the end of the Wano arc, Dogstorm and Catviper decide to have Carrot succeed them as the Mokomo Dukedoms ruler.
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (JP), John Stimac (EN)
Debut: Chapter 806 (Manga), Episode 755 (Anime)
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.
The main nocturnal force, led by Boss Cat Viper. Their main duty is to protect the Road Poneglyph within the Whale Tree.
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (JP), Ben Balmaceda (EN)
Age: 32 (Biologically), 82 (Spent Lifespan)
Debut: Chapter 805 (Manga), Episode 754 (Anime)
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.
In the past, 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 Poneglyphs.
- 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, its 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.
- Do Not Go Gentle: He knows he's running out of time since Big Mom stole most of his lifespan previously, but is determined to make his death count. It even shows up in the name he chose for his old pirate crew.Perospero: Did you name them the Nox Pirates to refer to the Night? A rather negative connotation to choose!
Pedro: As they say, there's no night that doesn't end in a sunrise. To me, Nox is synonymous with the moment before the dawn. (Internally) If I can lay the foundation for the dawning of the world that the men I look up to await, then I'll be happy. I'm certain I have enough time for that.
- 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 Animal Kingdom 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.
- Geo Effects: 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.
- 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 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.
- Mundane Utility: Uses his Electro to light his cigarette at one point.
- 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 five years ago. It ended in the loss of his best friend's life, he had to sacrifice his own left eye, and he got 50 years of his life span stolen by Big Mom. He's determined to make up for it by helping Luffy, and does it by sacrificing himself to free the Thousand Sunny.
- No Sense of Personal Space: In his first meeting with Luffy he's cheek to cheek with him.
- Non-Fatal Explosions: Subverted. He's 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 variant. He's 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: Pedro is the Blue to Shishilian's Red. Shishilian, the leader of the musqueteers, is loud and hyperactive while Pedro is quiet and calm. Ironically, Dogstorm and Cat Viper 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 pulls this off when he reveals a bundle of dynamite sticks after he provokes Baron Tamago's troops to close in on him, claiming that it's his job as a bait. Thankfully, Chopper pulls him into the Mirror World before the dynamite goes off.
- 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. 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: Five years before the events of the Zou Arc, Big Mom took 50 years of Pedro's 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 — which could still be 10 years from now if he were destined to live naturally to 92 or could be any second if he were only destined to live to 82. For this reason, he tells Tamago that 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.
Voiced by: Yoshihisa Kawahara (JP), Ian Mead Moore (EN)
Debut: Chapter 805 (Manga), Episode 754 (Anime)
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.
- Our Minotaurs Are Different: 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".
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (JP, first voice), Sōta Arai (JP, second voice), Anthony Bowling (EN)
Debut: Chapter 805 (Manga), Episode 754 (Anime)
A Gorilla Mink (also known by his initials BB) and one of the Guardians.
- 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.
Voiced by: Keiji Hirai
Debut: Chapter 809 (Manga), Episode 759 (Anime)
A monkey Mink and one of the Guardians.
- Fully-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Keith is decked out in a very nice suit and tie.
Voiced by: Yuka Saito (JP), Morgan Garrett (EN)
Debut: Chapter 814 (Manga), Episode 765 (Anime)
A reindeer Mink and one of the Guardians.
- Action Girl: As a Guardian, she's stronger than the average Mink (who are already naturally gifted fighters).
- Lust Object: Being a reindeer girl, she causes Chopper to finally avert his usual non-interest in women, clearly finding Milky attractive and ogling her with comical heart eyes whenever she's close to him.
- Stripperiffic: Her outfit consists of a revealing white dress.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female member of the Guardians.
Voiced by: Tomomichi Nishimura (JP), Kenny James (EN)
Debut: Chapter 807 (Manga), Episode 756 (Anime)
A Goat Mink and one of Duke Dogstorm's subjects. He is a doctor and helps Chopper healing the minks at Zou and at finding a cure for Queen's virus at Onigashima.
- 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."
Voiced by: Ai Sasaki (JP), Felecia Angelle (EN)
Debut: Chapter 795 (Manga), Episode 739 (Anime)
A squirrel Mink who is a nurse and assistant to Miyagi.
- Meaningful Name: The romanization of her Japanese name, Torisutan, containers the word "risu", which is the Japanese word for squirrel.
- Punny Name: Her Japanese name contains the word risu, which means squirrel.
- The Medic: As a nurse, she possesses great medical knowledge. She is shown assisting Tony Tony Chopper on several occasions.
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (JP), Jim Foronda (EN)
Debut: Chapter 804 (Manga), Episode 753 (Anime)
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."
Voiced by: Minoru Inaba (JP), Ben Phillips (EN)
Debut: Chapter 807 (Manga), Episode 756 (Anime)
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.
Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato
Debut: Chapter 850 (Manga), Episode 816 (Anime)
Zepo was a polar bear Mink and Bepo's older brother. He was a member of the Nox Pirates. He was killed by Big Mom five years before the events of Zou after he spun her Roulette Wheel.
- Badass Adorable: As a Mink, he's a natural-born warrior, but like his brother Bepo, he's fluffy and huggable.
- Critical Existence Failure: Courtesy of Big Mom's Devil Fruit. He spinned her roulette wheel and it landed on 100 years, but he was apparently only destined to live for 30 more years naturally anyway — causing him to instantly drop dead from "old age" after Linlin took his last 30 years.
"God of Fortune" Du Feld
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama
Debut: Chapter 860 (Manga), Episode 828 (Anime)
One of the Emperors of the Underworld, known also as the "Loan Shark king", and leader of the Du Feld Conglomerate. He's a rude and greedy man, like when he takes advantage of the chaos during the wedding to steal the Tamatebako.
His attempt to take the Tamatebako causes him to fight with Stussy until the latter knocks him out. His body is last seen on the Tamatebako until the latter explodes, causing the collapse of Whole Cake Chateau. His whereabouts are unknown.
- Cigar Chomper: Like other Mafioso-inspired characters like Crocodile and Bege, he's constantly seen with one cigar in his mouth.
- Coat Cape: Wears a large and pimped out one on his elegant suit that makes him appear even bigger than he already is.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Well, he's one of the most infamous figures of the Underworld, his businesses cannot be honest.
- Death by Materialism: After the Tamatebako slips from his hands and falls off the Whole Cake Chateau, he launches himself to reach it and open it. He's then knocked uncoscious by Stussy and the Tamatebako explodes right in his face.
- Fat Bastard: He's a rude, corrupted and fat loan shark.
- Gonk: He's not a pleasure to the eyes, with his large lips and ears.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a large scar on his face that gives him a rougher appearance.
- Greed: He's very likely among the richest people of the world, yet he can't help but steal the Tamatebako when he has the chance.
- Jerkass: Aside from some compliments to Perospero's candy stairs, he never says anything nice about anyone, and finds the assassination attempts against the Vinsmoke Family quite amusing.
- Large and in Charge: He towers over the average sized people and is the boss of the Du Feld Conglomerate.
- Loan Shark: His title is literally "The Loan Shark King"! He's basically the One Piece's equivalent of a mafia boss.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Had he not tried to steal the Tamatebako, the Straw Hats and Fire Tank pirates would've had a much harder time escaping from Whole Cake Chateau.
- Oh, Crap!: His face shows this feeling loud and clear when the Tamatebako is sent flying out of his grasp and off the roof of Big Mom's castle. And this is without knowing the Tamatebako is about to explode.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: One of the most influencial man of the Underworld cannot walk around wearing a t-shirt and a pair of shorts, don't you think?
- Sinister Shades: He wears a pair of round shades that complement his Loan Shark appearance.
- Spanner in the Works: An accidental one: he tries to take Tamatebako but fights Stussy for its possession, until he's shot and loses the Tamatebako (which, unbeknownst to both parties, has long since had its original contents replaced with powerful explosives) causing it to fall off the edge of a cliff and explode, the resulting damage to Whole Cake Chateau and subsequent collapse of the entire building threw Big Mom's plans to execute the entire Straw Hat-Firetank-Germa alliance into disarray.
- Uncertain Doom: Sure, the Tamatebako explodes with him right next to it, but there is no confirmation of his death. He might pull a Pell.
"Big News" Morgans
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (JP), Derick Snow (EN)
Debut: Chapter 860 (Manga), Episode 828 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Bird-Bird Fruit, Model: Albatross
He's the president of the World Economic Journal and one of the Emperors of the Underworld. Fitting for his job as editor, he's constantly in search of a potential scoop, even at the risk his own life. Of course, having full control of the One Piece world's journals, he decides which news spreads and has no problem with writing an outright lie if he wants.
- Acrophobic Bird: Justified. He's eaten a bird Zoan Devil Fruit (in particular an albatross, which are known for their exceptional soaring abilities) but can't fly in his hybrid form because he's too heavy.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: The newspapers are delivered by seagulls and he, fittingly, ate a Fruit that allows him to take the form of a giant seabird.
- Benevolent Boss: His personal ethics aside, he treats his employees respectfully during our brief look at his office, and they adore him in return. When he punches out the Cipher Pol agent, effectively declaring war on the World Government, several of them react with applause.
- Bird People: Due to his Zoan Devil Fruit, he can transform into a human-albatross hybrid, and is always seen in said form.
- Catchphrase: Whenever he witness something newsworthy, he exclaims "big news!". No surprise it's his nickname.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's a prominent Underworld figure and also the chairman of the World Economic Journal, a major newspaper company, meaning he can spread the news he wants or even an outright lie if it's profitable for him (in both ways). He also apparently has his own dealings with the Nazi-like Germa 66.
- Da Editor: He's the main editor of the World Economic Journal, so he's always looking for some material to publish in the newspapers, regardless if they're truths or lies.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He publishes an article that completely humiliates the Big Mom Pirates, without caring about Big Mom's subsequent wrath. He also personally kicks the ass of a Cipher Pol agent who threatened him on the World Government's behalf to cover up the final results of the Reverie.
- Distracted by the Sexy: When some journalists ask him if they can release a special edition on the news about Shirahoshi's beauty, he cannot reply as he's completely fallen for her.
- Expy: Being a giant bird dressed in a nice suit, he can be a reference to the dodo in Alice in Wonderland, just to continue Whole Cake Island's Alice Allusion.
- Going for the Big Scoop: He is always excited whenever something major happens around him that will make big news and doesn't miss the chance to turn Luffy's infiltration in Big Mom's territory in a hot scoop, to the point that he even declares Luffy "the Fifth Emperor". He even declines a bribe and beat up the World Government agent sent to intimidate him into covering up the events of the Reverie. He later makes sure that the events of the Onigashima raid are properly reported and foils the government's attempts at suppression.
- Intrepid Reporter: Getting some photos for his scoop takes priority over his personal safety.
- Large Ham: Being an influential figure, he steals whatever scene he's in and makes it clear to everyone that he's there. The only times he's quiet is when he's eavesdropping for a big news.
- Mugging the Monster: When a member of Ciper Pol tries giving him a gag-order on behalf of the government (first, using a bribe, then a threat when he refuses), Morgans promptly beats the man into submission. Humble occupation aside, Morgans is still a Devil Fruit eater and is considered an Underworld Emperor, and it is not without good reason.
- Properly Paranoid: Due to the nature of the news he delivers on a regular basis, Morgans keeps his office and headquarters ready to lift-off and fly away in case he finds the news they have is drawing too much heat, thereby making it harder to track him down when one or more parties may be looking to silence him.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Zigzagged. He isn't afraid to manipulate the story or falsify details if it benefits him, but when the World Government sends him a large amount hush money to keep him quiet about certain events, he immediately tells the courier to send it back. When the courier reveals himself to be a Cipher Pol agent that isn't afraid to silence him by force, Morgans beats him up before declaring that he is still first and foremost a reporter, and no one else can tell him what he can or cannot publish.
- Secret-Keeper: He knows Stussy is an agent of CP0. They even briefly discuss what the cover story should be for the Big Mom fiasco.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Perhaps not so unwitting, but his overblown reporting on Luffy is what pushes the Gorosei and Imu towards enacting their Final Solution.
- Wild Card: He's not on anyone's side and only ever cares about getting a big scoop, even if by doing so he antagonizes himself with Big Mom and the World Government.
- Wings Do Nothing: Despite his Devil Fruit being modeled after the Albatross, a bird so flighty that they sleep while airborne, Morgans doesn't appear capable of flying, at least in his hybrid form.
"Major Undertaker" Drug Peclo
Voiced by: Yasunori Masutani
Debut: Chapter 860 (Manga), Episode 828 (Anime)
One of the Emperors of the Underworld.
"The Concealer" Giberson
Voiced by: Kohei Fukuhara
Debut: Chapter 860 (Manga), Episode 828 (Anime)
A veteran warehouseman and one of the Emperors of the Underworld. He's constantly drinking, therefore he's always drunk and jovial.
- The Alcoholic: In his introduction he's seen guzzling down booze like his life depends on it.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: While it isn't confirmed that his criminal enterprises have a corporate front similar to Morgans', Du Feld's, and Umit's, as a warehouse owner he's this by default.
- Dumbass Has a Point: He questions why Morgans thinks the wedding is big news when it is already circulating heavily in the underworld. He brings this up while very drunk.
- Gag Nose: Has a long red nose, very likely from all the alcohol he drinks.
- Gonk: Has a funny face and a very disproportioned body, with extremely long limbs.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a nice black and blue striped suit, although his behaviour is nothing like what you'd expect from a guy dressed like that.
"Deep Ocean Current" Umit
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujiwara
Debut: Chapter 860 (Manga), Episode 828 (Anime)
A shipping magnate and one of the Emperors of the Underworld. He's always seen with a serious face.
"Holy Mother" Carmel
Voiced by: Fumi Hirano (JP)
Debut: Chapter 861 (Manga), Episode 831 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Soul-Soul Fruit
Big Mom's caretaker from when she was still young. A wandering nun who was once known as just "Sister" Carmel, she earned her title as the "Holy Mother" by saving the remnants of the Giant Warrior Pirates from being executed by the Marines 100 years ago. Shortly thereafter, she opened an orphanage for human children on the Giants' home island of Elbaf with the intentions of giving abandoned kids a home to call their own along with strengthening human-giant relations.
About 63 years ago, she took in the 5-year-old Charlotte Linlin at her orphanage, raising her with love and acceptance despite the young girl's unsettling and destructive capabilities. As such, Carmel's sudden disappearance one day under mysterious circumstances had great lasting effects on Linlin, helping shape her into the ruthless monster she would become.
In reality though, her orphanage was just a front for her slave trade business and a means of getting her hands on new kids to sell, including as child soldiers to the World Government. In the Underworld, she was known as the Mountain Witch.
She was also the user of the Soul-Soul Fruit (Soru Soru no Mi) before Big Mom, allowing her to imbue inanimate objects with souls and steal the souls of others away from them.
- All-Loving Hero: Subverted. No matter the race, she took care of many children and apparently loved them as her own, but in truth, she couldn't care less about the kids themselves and sold them as spies and soldiers to the highest bidder.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Like Big Mom, she had the power to create these using the Soul-Soul Fruit.
- Asshole Victim: She was likely eaten by Linlin by accident on her sixth birthday, but she definitely had it coming (unlike the orphans).
- Badass Pacifist: She publicly opposed the Marines when they tried to execute some Giant Warrior Pirates, claiming they would suffer Elbaf's retaliation if they didn't release the prisoners. They listened to her. With the reveal of her true nature, however, it's unknown if she was actually against violence. However, judging by her comments, it's likely this was also simply a ruse.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: An odd version in that while she is a bad person and Big Mom's use of the Soul-Soul Fruit gives a good idea of all the horrible things it could be used for, her one onscreen use of the Fruit falls more into Bad Powers, Good People (since she's trying to prop up her 'Holy Mother' identity) — she uses her own soul to turn a raging wildfire into a homie named Pandora, saving an Elbaf village in the process.
- Beauty Is Bad: Mother Carmel was absolutely beautiful as a younger woman at age 43, but she was every bit as evil back then as she was by the time she was old. Using her statements to create a timeline, she began trafficking children at around age 30.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Ask anyone and they'll tell you she's the "Holy Mother", the kindest, most compassionate and forgiving person you'll ever meet. In reality, her orphanage was just a front for her slave trade business and a means of getting her hands on new kids to sell. In the Underworld she was known as the "Mountain Witch".
- Consummate Liar: Like her "surrogate daughter" Linlin would grow up to be, she was a master manipulator and an effective liar, playing the Marines, the giants, the kids under her care, and everyone else at the same time. She does, at least, reveal her lies in the black market business.
- Dramatic Irony: Big Mom grew up to obsess over Carmel and basically dedicate herself to fulfilling her supposed "wish" of racial unity, never finding out that Carmel was a slave trader just trying to sell her off to the highest bidder. Big Mom is also completely unaware that she ate her by accident, believing to the present day that she simply disappeared into thin air.
- Eaten Alive: While it's not shown, Carmel gets accidentally devoured by Linlin in a feeding frenzy along with the semla and the rest of the orphans. Because of this, Linlin gets Carmel's Soul-Soul Fruit without even realizing it.
- Evil All Along: The entire holy mother figure is just a cover for her to adopt children of various races and to sell them to the World Government. Even her rescue of the Giant Pirates from execution was simply a ploy to gain the giants' trust.
- Evil Orphanage Lady: Mother Carmel only pretends to love the children under her care as their Parental Substitute; her real reason for taking them in is so that she can later sell them as slaves or child soldiers to the government. To this day, Big Mom doesn't know about Carmel's true nature or the fact her "foster mother figure" never cared about her as a person at all.
- Familiar: Like Big Mom, she was capable of creating these, like when she tamed the fires of Elbaf and turned it into a living miniature sun.
- Gonk: She manages to zig-zag this trope. She doesn't look too bad while pretending to be a sweet old lady, appearing to be a genuinely friendly looking grandmotherly figure◊. But, when she's being herself, her cruder expressions definitely highlight her weird, square shaped face and gaunt cheekbones,◊ making her considerably uglier. In fact, she resembles a fairy tale witch in many ways, making her Underworld epithet that much more fitting.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Carmel constantly smokes a neat little cigarette. This appears to put her on the good side of this trope, until it's revealed that she's actually a slave trader who sells the orphans into the Underworld.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Carmel is heavily implied to have been accidentally eaten by a young Linlin along with the other orphans but, since actually showing it would be excessive for a Shonen series, it happens through Linlin's blurred mind, who doesn't realize what she's eating during her craze. The reaction of a couple of passers by confirm it's not a nice scene to look at.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: She really should have thought twice before enabling the bad (though misguided) habits of a Creepy Child with both insatiable hunger and very dangerous powers.
- Hollywood Nuns: Subverted: she hits all of the major points, being a sweet and nurturing elderly woman wearing the traditional "penguin suit" and vaguely making references to Christianity, and her epithet is even the "Holy Mother". However, this is a facade to hide her true nature as a slave trader.
- I Was Quite a Looker: Was she ever when she was 43. It's implied that she purposefully used her looks (first as a beautiful woman, then later as a grandmotherly figure) to create her trusting image.
- Jerkass: Nothing says "cruel" like taking in lost and homeless children and pretend to be kind to them, only to sell them as slaves.
- Just Desserts: It's implied Big Mom accidentally ate her while gorging on her Croquembouche on her 6th birthday. Guess attempting to sell Linlin to the World Government really came back to bite Carmel, literally.
- Meaningful Name: Both her given name and her Underworld epithet. Carmel is a reference to the religious order, Carmelites, who are known in Japan for selling sweets which matches the Edible Theme Naming of the Big Mom Pirates and Charlotte Family. This also fits with her public image of a nun and her title as "Holy Mother". Her Underworld epithet "the Mountain Witch" (Yamanba) is a reference to the Yama-uba/Yamamba of Japanese folklore, witch-like creatures who were thought to nurse children to a certain age before devouring them. This mirrors how Carmel would raise children just to sell them and creates some twisted irony in the fact that she was eaten by one of the children rather than the other way around.
- Missing Mom: She was Big Mom's sole parental figure after her real parents abandoned her, and she went missing under "mysterious circumstances" as Big Mom believes it. In truth, she was accidentally eaten by Big Mom on her sixth birthday.
- Mundane Utility: She uses a sun-homie she created to merely light her cigarette — but, as we've seen Big Mom in action with Prometheus, we know how dangerous a homie like this actually is.
- Nice Girl: Harshly subverted; she seemed to be an incredibly compassionate and holy woman, taking in unwanted kids and convincing the Marines to free the giants they were set to execute. She even forgave a young Big Mom for all of the wanton destruction she would cause, understanding that she was just a child. Too bad it was all an act, to hide her true nature as a child slaver. She doesn't even like kids.
- Nun Too Holy: Turns out, she's a child slaver and seller in the underground market, purposefully using her image as a nun to create a fake, trusting persona. She also had a connection with the Cipher Pol.
- Older Than She Looks: Carmel was remarkably fresh-faced at age 43,◊ appearing to be about half her actual age. Subverted as she got older though, as she certainly looked her age by the time she was 80.
- One Last Job: Big Mom was supposed to be her final product before she retired from being a child slaver, but during Big Mom's sixth birthday she, along with the other children, was accidentally eaten by Big Mom.
- Orphanage of Love: Exploited and somewhat Deconstructed. Her House of Lambs was a front for her child-trafficking operation, but most of the children were castaways and she treated them with love and respect (even if it's all an act). Because of its reputation as a genuine Orphanage of Love, the House of Lambs allowed her to smoothly run her operation for decades.
- Our Souls Are Different: When she pulls out a piece of her soul to create a homie, it manifests as a gooey-looking, otherworldly substance.
- Parental Substitute: She was this to many abandoned kids under her care, including Big Mom. Sadly, she was really a slave trader, with the kids not knowing better.
- Pragmatic Villainy: She didn't like kids and her orphanage was a front, but she acted kind to the kids in her care and gave them a fair standard of living- it really wouldn't do for her to sell a substandard product, and keeping up her reputation as a gentle caregiver allowed her access to more children.
- Psychotic Smirk: Sports one as she talks about finally being able to "retire" after she sells off Linlin.
- Retirony: Linlin and the other orphans would be Carmel's last deal before she finally decides to wash her hands of the slave trade, but she and the other orphans disappear under...mysterious circumstances on Linlin's sixth birthday.
- Soul Power: It's all but outright stated that she was the previous user of the Soul-Soul Fruit when she manifested her own soul into a raging fire and turned it into a docile, sentient creature almost identical to Big Mom's Prometheus. Not long after Linlin (presumably) ate her, the former also gained the ability.
- Spell My Name with an S: There was originally some confusion over whether it was "Carmel" or "Caramel". Translators eventually confirmed that it's Carmel, but don't be surprised if you see her referred to as "Caramel" here and there.
- Superhuman Trafficking: Her real job. One of her notable scores was Vice Admiral John Giant, the first Giant Marine soldier. Charlotte Linlin was supposed to be her retirement plan.
- Trauma Button: Break or shatter her picture, and Big Mom will Freak Out.
- Uncertain Doom: Her and the orphans' final fates are never explicitly confirmed, only told through the reactions of others. It's implied that Linlin ate them all, judging by the circumstances, bystander reactions, and Big Mom's unexplained inheritance of Carmel's devil fruit powers right after she disappeared. Given the horrific and graphic nature of that implication, it's unlikely that it'll ever be shown in detail. Complicating matters is that Oda stated in volume 16's SBS that eating Luffy would not grant someone his Devil Fruit powers, contradicting the obvious conclusion of how Big Mom gained Carmel's abilities.
- Villainous Legacy: While her true nature was never revealed, Mother Carmel's villainy continues to live on and blight the world through Big Mom. It's also Played With, in that it wasn't her villainy that motivates Big Mom but rather the lies she told a young Linlin — Big Mom's ultimate goal is to create a world where all races can live together peacefully and see each other "eye-to-eye", like Carmel espoused to her in order to continue projecting her image as a kind, holy nun.
- Wise Old Folk Façade: She was a kindly mother figure to all of the children in the orphanage, no matter where they may come from. However, it's revealed to be a facade; she regularly sells the children to the highest bidder so they'll grow up to become assassins or soldiers.
Jorul Voiced by: Ryouichi Tanaka
Jarul Voiced by: Masaharu Satō
Jorul's Age: 344
Jarul's Age: 345 (63 years ago)
Debut: Chapter 866 (Manga), Episode 836 (Anime)
63 years ago, "Beardfall" Jorul and "Beardhill" Jarul were two of the most respected Giant Warriors of Elbaf, former Co-captains of the Giant Warriors Pirates before Brogy and Dorry, and good friends to "Holy Mother" Carmel... until a young Charlotte Linlin killed Jorul in one of her hunger-induced rampages. In his grief, Jarul decided to kill her, but was stopped by Carmel. He instead exiled them all and made sure all of Elbaf learned what Linlin had done.
- By the Hair: Having a beard may look cool and all, but it makes for an easy target for an opponent to grab onto, as Jorul finds out the hard way.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Jorul was on the receiving end of one, courtesy of the future Big Mom.
- Dented Iron: Had Jorul faced Linlin in his prime and incurred the injuries he suffered, he would have been able to recover and live, but at his old age (300 is about as long as giants live) there was nothing that could save him from death short of a miracle.
- Manly Facial Hair: Oh Yes! Both of them had massive beards befitting their monikers. Both were also legendary warriors.
- One Degree of Separation: They are Brogy and Dorry's predecessors as captains of the Giant Warriors Pirates, and they know the young Hajrudin, thus making them acquataince to 3 of 5 Straw Hat's giant allies.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Jorul and Jarul gave us the first glimpse into a proper Elbaf leader: extremely militaristic yet perfectly willing to listen to a pacifist.
- Retired Badass: Both of them, being the former leaders of the Giant Warrior pirates, and being 344 and 345 years old (which roughly translates to 114 and 115 in human years). Even in giant years, they are exceptionally old.
- Spell My Name with an S: Jorl/Yorle/Yorl/Yoruru, Jarl/Yarle/Yarl/Yaruru (the last of each is how the katakana is pronounced).
- Uncertain Doom: We don't know if Jarul is still alive, but most giants don't live much longer than 300, and he was actually past that point of life.
- Weapon Tombstone: Jorul was buried with his sword and viking helmet marking his burial mound atop the highest cliff overlooking the valley beyond the village of Elbaf. There are also bandages used to mend the weapons where Linlin broke the points, horns, and spikes off when she attacked him.
- The Worf Effect: Jorul's death was mostly to highlight Charlotte Linlin's extreme strength. However, it was also a case of Worf Had the Flu, because Jorul was well past his prime when Linlin trounced him in a single blow.
WanoFor information relating to Wano, see here.
Voiced by: Reiko Suzuki (JP), Erica Schroeder (EN)
Debut: Chapter 802 (Manga), Episode 752 (Anime)
A former pirate and the mother of Edward Weevil who is after Whitebeard's supposed fortune.
- Ambiguous Situation: In-universe, most people don't believe her claims of association with Whitebeard and his paternity of Weevil and assume that she's a nobody making up ridiculous claims for attention, but Marco notes that she really was in the same crew with Whitebeard some forty years ago. At this point, it's unclear whether she really isn't lying after all, or if she took something with a tiny grain of truth and spun it into a much larger lie.
- Fur and Loathing: She's greedy, manipulative woman who wears a leopard fur Coat Cape.
- Gonk: Even among older characters in the series she stands out due to her very wrinkled, almost skeletal face.
- Greed: Despite claiming to have been Whitebeard's lover she's entirely focused on finding his apparent fortune instead of avenging his death, making her son hunt down Whitebeard's former crew and allies to do so. She chides her son for wanting to get revenge and states that money is what's important.
- Meaningful Name: Her Japanese name "Bakkin" can mean "fine" or "penalty", which fits her greedy nature.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: She's a contemporary of Whitebeard and a very short old woman.
- My Beloved Smother: Extremely controlling of her son, with Weevil following her every order.
Rocks D. Xebec
Debut: Chapter 957 (Manga)
The mysterious pirate captain who was a prominent figure 40 years ago, long before the rise of Pirate King Gold Roger. He led the Rocks Pirates, and they were the most powerful crew of their era, until Monkey D. Garp and Roger defeated them in a battle that later came to be known as the God Valley Incident, earning Garp the title "Hero of the Marines". However, many of Rocks' crew are still around and became big name pirates in their own right with their own powerful crews, and the Marines fear that the Rocks Pirates' return would be a disaster.
Due to his knowledge of the World Government's taboo subjects, much of the God Valley Incident and his life as a whole were erased from record, and as such, Rocks was never given a bounty — though if he had been, it could be assumed to be on par with or higher than Roger's.
- Ambiguously Evil: His claim to infamy is fighting against the Celestial Dragons, which is justified in most cases. He is also a carrier of the Will of the D, meaning his conflict with the World Nobles was inevitable. On the other hand, his crew comprised the greedy Big Mom, nihilistic Kaido, and morally upstanding Whitebeard, among others like "Golden Lion" Shiki. His explicit goal was to take over the world. So him fighting the World Nobles was mainly to usurp them.
- Anime Hair: His hair looks like a porcupine.
- Arch-Enemy: Described as Gol D. Roger's first and greatest rival, so much so that he teamed up with Garp to defeat Rocks.
- Bad Boss: Rocks controlled a crew of psychopathic monsters itching to kill each other at every moment through threatening to kill any of them himself. As one might expect, any camaraderie was non-existent and avenging Rocks was the furthest thing from the minds of any of his former crew after he died.
- Badass Crew: He was the captain of one, aptly described as "the strongest pirate crew in the world." One look at the crew's roster is enough to say that even 40 years later, that status was not an exaggeration by any stretch. His crew boasted three of the first generation of the Four Emperors, plus other names like Shiki, Silver Axe, and Captain John.
- Cryptic Background Reference: Even in the world of One Piece, knowledge of him is rather scant, having been out of mind for almost 40 years. Justified, as the World Government tried to scrub him from history, and the few people who do know about him and are untouchable by the WG are people who don't care to talk about him.
- Decapitated Army: Once he died, his crew disbanded and went their separate ways since they all hated each other and no longer had any reason to stick around.
- Godzilla Threshold: His crew was so powerful that Garp and Roger had to team up with each other to take him down.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Before the Pirate King and the Four Emperors, there was simply "Rocks". He gathered a crew full of incredibly powerful members including Kaido, Big Mom, Whitebeard, and Shiki, and then terrorized the world in his quest to become king of everything. In the wake of his death, many of his crew members would go their separate ways to become powerful, big name pirates and continue terrorizing the world, but even still, none of them have yet managed to achieve their captain's level of infamy.
- Hero's Evil Predecessor: One of the former members of the Rocks Pirates, Whitebeard, later formed his own crew and became one of the Four Emperors who rules over the New World.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He was a terrorist who wanted to take over the world. Also the only known person to have killed Celestial Dragons, and many of them, to do so.
- Meaningful Name: Xebec is the name of a type of ship, so appropriate for a pirate. Granted, a xebec was a Mediterranean sailing ship used primarily for trading, so not wholly fitting. However, the ship was used by Barbary corsairs in their raids and the word xebec may originate from the Arab word shabbak, which means a small warship.
- Noodle Incident: It's heavily implied he attacked God Valley (which was inhabited by the World Nobles who consider themselves gods) for more reasons than just attacking the World Nobles. The newer Marines wonder what was on that island, only for Sengoku to claim the island mysteriously disappeared after that day and warn them to stop looking further into the matter, since the World Government obviously wants to cover it up.
- Posthumous Character: He died some 38 years ago, but he still holds a tremendous influence over the world's current state through his crew members.
- Predecessor Villain: In two ways. First, to two of his crewmates, Kaido and Big Mom, who became two of the most infamous pirates in the modern day as they are two of the more villainous Four Emperors. The second is to Blackbeard, being an evil D. carrier in conflict with a more moral D. carrier, and who wanted to take over the world. They both gathered a crew full of infamous pirates who all don't get along well, held together only by their captain's strength, and the Rocks Pirates formed on the Pirate Island Fullalead, where the Blackbeard Pirates are currently stationed. Interestingly enough, Blackbeard was born in the same year Rocks started his crew and campaign and his main ship is known as "Sabre of Xebec", further suggesting a connection between the two.
- Punny Name: He's a guy called Rocks D. Xebec. A xebec is a type of ship and he's infamous for rocking the boat on an unprecedented scale.
- Spell My Name with an S: "Rocks" or "Locks" for English fan translation and "Rox" for Viz. However, it was revealed in Chapter 957 that Oda spells it as "ROCKS" in plain English on his flag and sail. VIZ went with the spelling of "Rocks" with its release of that chapter.
- Take Over the World: His greatest ambition was to take over the world.
- Unperson: He studied many taboo subjects in his quest for world domination, leading the World Government to hush up his existence after his defeat. Despite his influence on the current state of the world, very few of the new generations of Marines know of his existence, while the older generation, including Garp, refuse to talk about him, and former crew members downplay their appearance in his crew, because most of them hate each other and they don't like being reminded that they once worked together.
- Villainous Legacy: His defeat rocketed Garp to become the Hero of the Marines, and made Gol D. Roger a threat to reckon with years before he became the Pirate King. His crew boasted three of the original Four Emperors (the sole exception is Shanks), while being indirectly responsible for the status of all the current Emperors. Then there's the fact that he appears to have a successor of his own in Marshall D. Teach...
- Walking Spoiler: His existence is revealed very late into the storyline, but completely changes how the audience views the dynamics between each of the the Four Emperors, Garp, and Roger himself, while hinting at many more mysteries.
- World's Strongest Man: Undoubtedly the strongest man of his time, so much so that he was able to hold together a group of powerful pirates including three of the future Four Emperors who all hated each other with nothing more than his strength alone, and Garp and Roger had to team' up with each other just to beat him. Considering that each of the above mentioned individuals is a contender for the title of World's Strongest Man in the present day, it speaks volumes about his strength.