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Paradise

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Paradise is the first half of the Grand Line and is called this because it's much less dangerous than the New World, despite having islands already more dangerous than any of the four seas.


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Reverse Mountain

    Crocus 

Crocus

Voiced by: Goro Naya (JP), Jerry Russell (EN, Funi first voice), Burl Procter (EN, Funi second voice)

Age: 71 (Pre-Timeskip), 73 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: January 4th

Bounty: Unknown

Debut: Chapter 102 (Manga), Episode 62 (Anime)

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A lighthouse keeper as well as the caretaker of Laboon. He the first person the Straw Hats meet upon entering the Grand Line. After they help Laboon, he tells the crew how the Grand Line works and loans them a Log Pose to navigate the sea. It's later revealed he was on Roger's crew as its doctor. Mostly to help Roger stay alive for one final journey.


  • Anime Hair: Flower-shaped.
  • Blade on a Stick: Fights with harpoons.
  • Combat Medic: Especially back when he was in Roger's crew.
  • Cool Old Guy: Vivi and Mr. 9 shot him several times with bazookas, and the guy came out OK. And if that isn't badass enough for you, he also used to be a member of Roger's crew.
  • Death Glare: A very intimidating one.
  • Implied Death Threat: Don't dare try to shoot him with a cannon. Somebody might end up dead. Especially him. Crocus sounds like he's threatening to kill someone because of his Death Glare but in truth he doesn't mean it, although he did serve in the Oro Jackson so he's bound not to be your average old man.
  • Made of Iron: His age doesn't stop him from swimming in a lake of digestive juice or taking several bazooka bullets to the chest.
  • Retired Badass: He used to be the doctor of Roger's crew.
  • Running Gag: He lampshades his own running gag to stare people threateningly only to claim to be totally harmless in the next panel.
  • Younger Than They Look: Already looked like a middle-aged man at 21 years old. Even now, at 73, he looks quite a bit more elderly than his contemporaries like Sengoku or Rayleigh- both of whom are actually a few years older than him.

    Laboon 

Laboon

Age: 51 (Pre-Timeskip), 53 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: September 16th

Debut: Chapter 102 (Manga), Episode 62 (Anime)

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A huge whale who Crocus looks after. He's waiting for a pirate crew he met 50 years ago to return as they promised.


  • Bowdlerize: 4Kids infamously removed Laboon and replaced him with, of all things, an iceberg (that still seemed to make whale cries).
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Turns out that Brook was part of the pirate crew Laboon was waiting for; he is the only surviving member, and his main goal in life is to get back to Laboon and fulfill the promise his crew made.
  • Covered with Scars:
  • Gentle Giant: He's a huge whale, but really kind.
  • Intellectual Animal: Laboon is heavily emotional and surprisingly understanding for a whale. He can understand the human language and the motives behind people's actions.
  • I Will Wait for You: By the time he's introduced, he had spent the past 50 years waiting for the Rumbar Pirates to return.
  • Mysterious Animal Senses: Halfway round the world the Straw Hats find Laboon's dearest friend, Brook. Crocus comments on how Laboon seems to be in good spirits, which Laboon replies to with a triumphant roar, as if knowing that the Straw Hat Pirates and Brook will return.
  • The Promise: Laboon gains a badly drawn copy of the Straw Hats' Jolly Roger painted across his scars. Luffy promised Laboon that he would return to see him, under the guise of wanting a rematch, moving Laboon to tears of joy. Luffy warns Laboon that the insignia will wash away if Laboon continues hitting Reverse Mountain further. Laboon has not hit the mountain since.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: At least as a baby whale. Dawww~!
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name has sometimes been spelled as "Raboon".
  • Super Toughness: He can feel pain, but due to his immense size, Laboon is resistant to most physical damage, as shown by his unrelenting headbutting of the Red Line.
  • Womb Level / Eternal Engine: Laboon's internal anatomy is huge and complex to say the least.
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Little Garden

An island where time is stuck into prehistoric age, and is populated by dinosaurs and extinct mammals. The only inhabitants are two giants, Dory an Brogy, who have been living there for one hundred years to settle a dispute. It's also the reason this island is called such, because, compared to the giants, the island is a little garden.

    Dorry and Brogy 

Dorry Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (JP), Bob Carter (EN, Funi)
Brogy Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Jonathan C. Osborne (EN, Funi)

Dorry's Age: 158 (Pre-Timeskip), 160 (Post-Timeskip)
Brogy's Age: 158 (Pre-Timeskip), 160 (Post-Timeskip)

Dorry's Birthday: October 2nd
Brogy's Birthday: February 1st

Dorry's Bounty: 100,000,000 Berries (with Brogy)

Brogy Bounty: 100,000,000 (with Dorry)

Dorry's Debut: Chapter 116 (Manga), Episode 71 (Anime)
Brogy's Debut: Chapter 115 (Manga), Episode 71 (Anime)

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Dorry
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Brogy

Two giants who reside on Little Garden from the land of Elbaf. They have been fighting each other for years, so long in fact they have forgotten what they've been fighting about. It was over who caught the biggest fish.

They each have a bounty of 100,000,000 berries. They jointly hold one record for the oldest known active bounties, as they've both been wanted for over 100 years.


  • Battle Aura: They both get one in the anime while using their special attack (see below). Dorry's is blue, Brogy's is red.
  • BFS: Dorry's weapon of choice, he is a giant after all.
  • Big Fun: Brogy, both figuratively and literally.
  • Forever War: What their duel essentially is. Because both are about equal, they've been fighting for well over a century with no signs of stopping even when their weapons break.
  • Friendly Enemy: They are best friends, and their endless, constant duels hasn't changed that. Mr. 3's plan gets going because Brogy got some booze from the Straw Hats and wanted to share it with Dorry.
  • Honor Before Reason: The two are willing to fight what amounts to an endless duel for a reason that neither of them can remember. According to them, the reason doesn't matter. This is a matter of HONOR!
  • Horny Vikings: Their culture is based on the vikings.
  • Made of Iron: Dorry shrugged off an explosion from inside his stomach.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: They're part of the giants from the island of Elbaf.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Elbaf giants are noted to be this, and they're no exception.
  • Razor Wind: HAKOKU!!!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Dorry blue, Brogy red. It's even their epithets. Subverted though since their personalities are similar.
  • Signature Laugh: They each have a distinctive laugh.
    • Dorry: "Gegyagyagyagya!"
    • Brogy: "Gebabababababa!"
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Their names have been spelt "Dorey and Brogey" and loads of other variations.
  • Sword Beam:
    • HAKOKU!!!
    • Then there's the Dangerous Forbidden Technique which destroyed their weapons after using it. (Though it's only because their weapons were dulled and half-broken already).
  • Tears of Joy: Subverted. Brogy, when it looks like he's finally won their decades-long duel, is crying which Mr. 3 assumes is from joy in his victory. The reality is that Brogy is mourning the death of his best friend.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They are still best friends and actually quite chummy with one another when they aren't fighting.

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Sakura Kingdom

A kingdom in a snowy island. At first is called "Drum Kingdom" because the mountain at the centre of the island has a flat top, making it look like a drum, but then changes the name to Sakura Kingdom after Dalton becomes the new king.

Civilians

    Dr. Kureha 

Dr. Kureha

Voiced by: Masako Nozawa (JP), Maddie Blaustein (EN, 4Kids), Julie Mayfield (EN, Funi), Erika Mireles (Latin-American Spanish)

Age: 139 (Pre-Timeskip), 141 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: September 8th

Debut: Chapter 134 (Manga), Episode 80 (Anime)

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Drum's number one doctor, also called "Witch". Is a lively old woman who lives in the royal castle. She adopted Chopper after Hiriluk's demise and taught him her medical knowledge.


  • Ax-Crazy: The lengths she'll go to hurt you if you anger her are insane.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Even at her age, she exposes her belly button.
  • Berserk Button: You better not call her "old", unless you want to get kicked across the room.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a long absence from the main story, she reappears in the Whole Cake Island arc as Dalton is heading to the Reverie; she joins as his doctor, much to his shock.
  • Butter Face: A Running Gag with her is that upon meeting her, people are often stunned by how beautiful her body looks. Then they see her face.
  • Catchphrase: "Ya happy?"
  • Cool Old Lady: She's a world class doctor, and regards Chopper like a son (not that you'd know it)
  • Cool Shades: Often wears shades in her cooler moments.
  • Dr. Jerk: God help you if you try to defy her medical orders. It's mostly in the interest of her patients. Mostly.
  • Hammerspace: Where she gets the stuff she can chuck at people from. She can even throw chickens at them!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Essentially this. She's genuinely interested in helping people, and willingly took on Chopper as a student when Hiriluk (whom she otherwise regarded as a quack) died. She cries when he leaves (in between chucking battleaxes at him) and is pleased to know he's doing well when he gets a wanted poster (though she hopes the 50 Beli is a mistake)
  • Knife Nut:
    • She uses dissection blades as her main weapon, when she's not busy breaking stone walls by kicking them hard.
    • Or when she's not throwing an army's worth of medieval weaponry at you.
  • Long-Lived: She's over a hundred years old.
  • Never Mess with Granny: She may be an old woman but that doesn't stop her from going medieval on your ass if you piss her off.
  • Non Action Girl: During the fight against Wapol's goons she states that she'll take part to the fight only if they need her help.
  • Ms. Exposition: Subverted. She was the first person in the series to mention the mysterious "Will of D", but she never elaborated it.
  • Older Than They Look: She's actually 139 (141 after timeskip) years young.
  • Parental Substitute: Kureha was the closest thing Chopper had to a mother figure.
  • Running Gag: She often asks people if they want to know the secret for her age and young looks. Nobody is interested.
    • More like interrupting any question as if THAT is what they wanted to ask. They quickly correct her, apparently fearing the answer.
    • Another one is people mistaking her for a young woman until they see her Butter Face.
  • So Proud of You: Done very subtly. Her shirt when she shows up at Reverie has Chopper's bounty printed on it.
  • Tap on the Head: Her preferred method of anesthesia: have Chopper give the patient a concussion.
  • Tsundere: She cries when Chopper leaves the castle (after chasing him with knives and all, mind you).

    Dalton 

Dalton

Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (JP), Ted Lewis (EN, 4Kids), J. Michael Tatum (EN, Funi), Dafnis Fernández (Latin-American Spanish, 1st voice), Ricardo Bautista (Latin-American Spanish, 2nd voice)

Age: 33 (Pre-Timeskip), 35 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: June 10th

Debut: Chapter 132 (Manga), Episode 80 (Anime)

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"Because there's no cure for a fool!"

The leader, now king, of Drum Island. He was once a guard under Wapol and regretted every minute of it. He has eatem the Ox-Ox Fruit (Ushi Ushi no Mi) Model: Bison.


  • The Atoner: He hated working under Wapol, and made sure to make up for it however possible, even before becoming King.
  • Badass Beard: One fitting a man of his power and stature.
  • The Beastmaster: After the Time Skip, it's shown in the cover story that he uses the Lapahns as troops, so he's definitely developing shades of this.
  • Brought Down to Normal: For some reason, Movie 9 didn't include his Devil Fruit.
  • The Bus Came Back: After a long absence from the main story, he cameoes at the start of the Whole Cake Island arc as he and several other kings and royal families make their way to the Reverie, and makes a full return in the Reverie Arc itself.
  • Commonality Connection: Rebecca, Shirahoshi and the Tontatta dwarves are quick to bond with him over their shared friendship with Luffy.
  • Heroic Build: Tall and bulky, especially considering how Muscles Are Meaningless in this series.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A large spade.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Fast enough to dodge gunfire and strong enough to overpower Chopper.
  • A Load of Bull: His power allows him to become a bison.
  • Nice Guy: So nice, he'll tell you trivia about himself without you having to ask.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: His Devil Fruit allows him to mop the floor with plain soldiers, but the flashback shows that Wapol's "Ultimate Weapon" form was too much for him.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: To the point that he really prefers not being called a King at all.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: In the Reverie Arc, Wapol tries taunting and insulting him again. Dalton's having none of it, and threateningly reminds his former king that they're now on equal footing.
  • Taking the Bullet: He's willing to do this for the citizens of Drum, to the point that when they meet again Chess doesn't even try to fight him and just shoots at some ordinary people.
  • Token Good Teammate: When Wapol was still king, he was only member of his troops who cared about the citizens of the kingdom.

Bliking Pirates

    In General 
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This crew is actually composed of the former soldiers of Drum Kingdom under Wapol's rule. Its elite members are Chess and Kuromarimo who were former advisors. In the ninth movie, Musshuru, Wapol's elder brother is introduced. Later, Chess and Kuromarimo are "merged" by Wapol in the warrior Chessmarimo.

After the timeskip, Wapol's pirate crew has given way to the Evil Black Drum Kingdom.


  • Achilles' Heel: Chessmarimo's chin.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Chess, and Kuromarimo. According to Dr. Kureha, this trope is the only reason the people of Drum couldn't rebel when the great doctor hunt began.
  • Dual Wielding: Chessmarimo wields 4 axes at once.
  • Funny Afro: Weaponized by Kuromarimo.
  • Fusion Dance: Chessmarimo, from Chess and Kuromarimo being eaten by Wapol and then walking out of Wapol's "body door".
  • Gonk: Chess barely looks human at all with his attire and face.
  • Kick the Dog: During Dalton's attack, Chess willingly shoots a volley of arrows at some incoming villagers, knowing well that Dalton will shield them.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Chessmarimo was shown using bows, hammers and axes in battle.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Chess is certainly an odd looking fellow dressed as a jester, but he's definitely one of the more serious minded people on board Wapol's crew. When he, Kuromarimo, and Dalton were serving as advisors to Wapol pre-banishment: Kuromarimo would drink, but Chess would give Dalton an unemotive speech on how the people are inherently weak and deserve to be oppressed.
  • Playing with Fire: Chess often uses fire arrows.
  • Razor Wind: Chessmarimo can do this with axes.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Crosses with Dirty Coward. Once the Blackbeard pirates came a knocking, they all fled Drum Island. They returned later.
  • Terrible Trio: Wapol, Chess and Kuromarimo fashioned themselves as these.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Chessmarimo delivered one to Chopper but it didn't work.
  • Voice of the Legion: Chessmarimo's voice sounds like Chess and Kuromarimo talking together. In the manga, this effect is given through the use of overlapping letters.

    "Tin-Plate" Wapol 

"Tin-Plate" Wapol

Voiced by: Bin Shimada (JP), Matt Hoverman (EN, 4Kids), Andy Mullins (EN, Funi), Eduardo Fonseca (Latin American Spanish)

Age: 27 (Pre-Timeskip), 29 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: August 9th

Debut: Chapter 131 (Manga), Episode 79 (Manga)

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"There's no cure for stupidity? Are you trying to imply that I'm an idiot?!"

Former king of Drum Island who ascended to his position after his father's death. Unlike his benevolent father, Wapol was a self absorbed jerk of a king, abusing the citizens of the island for his own profit.

His Devil Fruit, the Munch-Munch Fruit (Baku Baku no Mi), allows him to eat anything he desires without ill effect. He is able to alter himself or create new objects from the materials consumed, such as making a cannon in his mouth or creating children's toys.

Two years later, he's again king of the Evil Black Drum Kingdom.


  • Accent Adaptation: He has a Russian accent in the 4kids dub dub provided by Matt Hoverman.
  • Adipose Rex: He's a King, and his powers revolve entirely around eating anything and everything in sight, so his girth makes him a shoe-in for this.
    • Subverted when he uses his powers to give himself liposuction... somehow
  • Animal Motifs: The hippo; not only does he wear the skin of a "White Walky", a furry hippo-like creature that inhabits Drum Island, but his submarine and Tin Tyrant Cannon are shaped like hippos as well. During his rise to wealth as a toymaker, almost all the "stages" of his toyshop (stand to store to factory) also have the hippo motif in them. And to top it all off, he tends to use the word "kaba" (Japanese for hippo) in place of Baka.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Chopper. Luffy treats him as more of a nuisance than anything else.
  • Arc Villain: While he was one of Luffy's weakest enemies, especially after Arlong who put up a fight, he is an Arch-Enemy to all of Drum Kingdom, especially Chopper for laughing at Hiluluk's death, unfortunately he never has a chance to pay him back. At least not yet anyway.
    • He does give him a beat down in the 9th movie, but that is essentially a non-canon piece that is later updated to be explained as a dream had by Chopper.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Abuses and extorts the people and attempts to execute a doctor trying to help the kingdom.
  • Arm Cannon: Can turn his arms into cannons. He can make one from his tongue too!
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: It's explicitly stated the only reason the people of Drum Island couldn't revolt against his terrible policies was because of his powers.
  • Become Your Weapon: He can merge himself with a weapon after eating said weapon. This can result in him having cannons in lieu of hands and tongue. He also tries to go over the top by devouring the whole armory of his castle, but thankfully Nami stole the key from him in time.
  • Book-Ends: His tenure as a villain ended the same way it started: getting set flying into the air after a Curbstomp Battle which Luffy finished with a point blank Gum-Gum Bazooka to the face.
  • The Bus Came Back: Aside from his cover story, he was completely absent after his defeat on Drum Island until the Whole Cake Island arc as he goes on his way to the Reverie.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: He doesn't get abilities from people, just from inanimate objects like firearms.
  • Character Development: Starts out as a selfish prince, now he's the owner of a big toy corporation with a Ms. Universe. He reappeared after the Time Skip as a tyrannical king, so no, he didn't learn much.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: What he proved to be for Luffy, getting beaten in a single episode. It would be Luffy's easiest boss battle for quite some time.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: After his exile, he goes through a stint of homelessness before using his powers to make toys and makes far more money than he did as a king.
  • Evil Is Petty: As shown best in a flashback—as revenge for being chewed out for his callousness by her father, Wapol "accidentally" slapped Vivi at a conference (who was 5 years old at the most). Bad enough on its own, worse in that it could have resulted in war between their countries.
  • Evil Laugh: Maaahahahaha.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Food, wood, steel, garbage, himself, it's all the same to him.
  • Fat Bastard: Not as much as Nelson or Gecko Moria, but still, although if he gets stuck in a doorway, he can "correct" that.
  • Fat Idiot: He's also not too bright.
  • Friend to All Children: Oddly enough, yes. Ever since he figured out how to recycle the material he eats into toys, kids love him.
  • Fusion Dance: He can do so to his top minions, and with his own brother in the 9th movie. Subverted when Sanji points out Chessmarimo is just one of his minions standing on the other; only their clothes were fused.
  • Gonk: Normally, but he can subvert it at will if the moment needs it.
  • Jerkass: Exceptionally petty, even compared to other villains.
  • Karma Houdini: Though he is essentially exiled from his island, his toy company brought him more riches, adoration, and fame than his time as king. He even got to become king of his own evil kingdom.
  • Lean and Mean: He eats himself to fit through a doorway, and the result ends as a skinny and much better looking him. In both English dubs, he describes this form using the trope name verbatim.
  • Merging Machine: One of the subpowers of the Munch-Munch fruit, allowing Wapol to fuse stuff he eats with each other. He actually exploits this in order to attain massive wealth.
  • Morality Pet: In his cover-story, he befriends a little dog that he turns into a robot with his powers. It's still with him even after he becomes a Corrupt Corporate Executive, suggesting that he might have just learned something after all.
  • Mugging the Monster: His entire conflict with the Straw Hats started with him attacking their ship in an attempted raid. Turns out the Straw Hats are well out of his league.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He shows up right at the beginning of the arc to ambush the Straw Hats, resulting in a very short battle that ends with Luffy sending him flying. While he's still not much of a threat when he comes back, he at least takes more than half an episode to get rid of this time.
  • Start My Own: Basically what he ends up doing. He gets forcibly removed from his World Government-recognized Drum Kingdom, so he creates the World Government-recognized Black Drum Kingdom.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He married Ms. Universe after his toy company popularity skyrocketed.
  • Villainous Glutton: Given his Devil Fruit, he is of course this.
  • We Can Rule Together: When Luffy has him trapped in his own castle's chimney and is about to send him blasting off, he panickedly started offering Luffy money, jewels, and even the title of vice-king. Naturally, it doesn't work.
  • Would Hurt a Child: During one of the Reverie meetings, he slapped a then-5-year old Vivi just to get her father angry.
  • Younger Than They Look: Despite looking like an overweight, quite wrinkled man in his forties, he's only 27 at the time the Straw Hat arrive on Drum Island. Exaggerated in Chopper's flashback where he was only 21, but still looked middle-aged, not appearing younger than his current self.

Alabasta

A desert and Egypt-like kingdom and one of the twenty founding countries of the World Government but it's ruling family, the Nefeltari family, is the only one who refused to leave the kingdom and live in Marejois.

Nefeltari Family

    Nefeltari Vivi 

Nefeltari Vivi

Voiced by: Misa Watanabe (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN, Funi), Karen Neill (EN, 4Kids), Irene Jiménez (Latin American Spanish)

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

Birthday: February 2nd

Debut: Chapter 103 (Manga), Episode 62 (Anime)

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The princess of Alabasta, Nefeltari Vivi is a former member of the Straw Hats, and loves her country very deeply. She has a very kind nature, to the point where she has trouble coming up with insults and tries to solve problems non-violently, which is somewhat ironic as she was something of a troublemaker as a child. She often gave little speeches about responsibility while traveling with the Straw Hats, but she does not like public speaking.

When it became clear that the organization Baroque Works was egging on a rebellion in her country, she and her caretaker Igaram went undercover, infiltrating the organization as Miss Wednesday and Mr.8 respectively, in order to find out who was pulling the strings. She eventually discovered that the Warlord Crocodile was behind everything, but her cover was blown and she joined up with the Straw Hats and enlisted their help, ultimately resulting in Crocodile's defeat and peace returning to her homeland.


  • Action Girl: She's very competent in hand-to-hand combat and can defeat lower-ranking Baroque Works members with relative ease.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: Her joining the Straw Hats significantly improved the crew's gender ratio (since Nami had been the only female up to that point). Made more obvious considering that, once she left, her spot was promptly filled by Robin. Of course, like her successor, she was a genuinely good multifaceted character.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: She is a humble character and was the one who taught Luffy this; when seeking a Doctor on Drum Island for Nami and someone shoots at her in hostility, she scolds Luffy for almost fighting and reminds him of his duties as Captain (being that a ruler should NEVER be too proud to beg for the lives of his followers) before begging for medical assistance, with Luffy quickly following.
  • Animal Motifs: The dove, befitting her Martial Pacifist nature. It's also notable that Oda assigned her an animal, as she's one of the very few outside of the main Straw Hats to be given the honour.
  • Arch-Enemy: Vivi's practically an angel, but when it came to Crocodile, he's the only person she has ever desired to kill and would've killed him had it been possible for her. Then again, the man has more than earned her hatred.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Laboon Arc, though only by virtue of being one of the only villains in the arc alongside Mr. 9, before she was revealed to be Good All Along.
  • Art Evolution: Surprisingly enough happened over the course of a few chapters. Though it's justified by the fact that she was undercover at the time, so she obviously had to make herself look older.
  • Badass Adorable: The adorable, soft-spoken princess of a desert kingdom. Who would expect that she's packing razor sharp whips that she can aim with perfect precision?
  • Badass Normal: Comparatively. While the weakest of the Straw Hat crew during her time there (save for Usopp), she was still easily able to fend off waves of Billions and Millions.
  • Berserk Button: She despises the idea that her plans of stopping the civil war in the best possible way is pointless.
  • Break the Cutie: Gets slapped with this hard. After several Plans that Crocodile placed on her, leading to a civil war within the capital and culminating in a bomb in the town center with a blast radius of five kilometers set to explode even though she defeated the ones who were to fire it; this led to Pell, Royal Guardian of Alabasta, sacrificing himself to save everyone from the explosion by flying the giant bomb to the stratosphere (he got better, though). After witnessing this and seeing her people still killing each other, Vivi snaps and starts yelling at the top of her lungs for them to stop fighting. It was a very emotional and painful sight to watch.
  • The Bus Came Back: In Chapter 822, she, Carue, Igaram, Chaka, Pell and her father are on their way to Reverie right as the war against Kaido begins to heat up and the Straw Hats send a rescue party off to Big Mom's territory. By the Reverie arc, she makes a full return to the plot, and also gets to meet other characters whose own buses came back.
  • Can't Catch Up: By the end of her time on the crew, even Nami and Ussop have outpaced her in terms of combat ability. Not entirely her fault, and she even acknowledges this after the Enies Lobby arc.
  • Characterization Marches On: Remember when we first met her, eager to kill the whale Laboon for meat? Though said meat was needed to feed an island that was starving and dying of thirst, so it's not totally out of character, even though it may seem weird at first. And, being a member of a Bounty Hunter organization, she had to keep a menacing facade, which she then lost when interacting with the Straw Hats.
  • Color-Coded Characters: White, according to Eiichiro Oda.
  • Competence Zone: She's an accomplished double-agent, bounty hunter and assassin; able to infiltrate the very organization creating chaos in her country. She did this at 14 years of age and was in it for two whole years before her cover was blown. Considering said organization's leaders were Crocodile and Nico Robin (though it's probably because of Robin she was able to go unnoticed for so long...), this is very impressive. Apparently, after the Timeskip, the Royal Family has enough confidence in her as a capable statesman as well.
  • Commonality Connection: She quickly bonds with Rebecca, Shirahoshi and the Tontatta dwarves over their shared friendship with Luffy.
  • Cool Pet: Carue, her giant duck.
  • Dance Battler: Her specialty.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Or rather Decoy Straw-Hat. She becomes a major ally of the Straw Hats during the entire Alabasta Saga (a total of 3 years in the real world) to the point where she has her own personal theme song and "eyecatcher" (the short little clip that plays before and after a commercial break) just like the rest of the Straw Hats... but it's to set up Arc Villain Nico Robin as a true Straw Hat in a surprising Plot Twist. And the rest is history... A major clue to this is that although she gets her own wanted poster and theme during the "eyecatchers", she doesn't appear with the rest of the crew in the background. However, when Chopper joins, he shows up with the others.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: ...and upon first learning this, Nami tried to use this to extort money from the kingdom.
  • Failed a Spot Check: After the Straw Hats learn the okama they fished up was Mr. 2, they asked if Vivi knew that was him. She said no, as she had never met him before. All she had heard were rumors, like that he was an okama who dressed like a swan and talked about the Okama Way. The crew immediately points out that she should have figured it out.
  • Foil: To Sanji, who is also royalty - Thanks to his experiences of growing up abused and tormented for being weak and compassionate, as well as nearly starving to death twice, is under no delusions that life can be very shitty and that people die all the time. Vivi's a Wide-Eyed Idealist who grew up in a house full of love, and prefers the diplomatic way to solve conflicts.
  • Forehead of Doom: Undeniably so. Enough to rival Hancock.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: When Luffy nearly loses his temper over her getting shot after the Straw Hats enter Drum Island, Vivi has to calm him down.
  • Genius Ditz: She has an encyclopedic knowledge of her country, including the surprisingly vast dangers. However, she only ever remembers to bring up said dangers when they're already occurring. And then there's the time she infiltrated Baroque Works and discovered the identity of its leader, something which only one other member of the organization was aware of (Nico Robin, who was also planning to turn against him), between the ages of fourteen and sixteen. And then, after describing in very intimate detail just how much she shouldn't tell the Straw Hats the man's identity, she gets so caught up in what she's saying that she says her boss's name out loud.
  • Good All Along: Yes, she did start off as the de facto villain of the Laboon Arc, and she did try to kill Laboon (albeit only for meat as opposed to malicious intent). But she showed her true kind self later.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: To the point where she featured in a number of crew color spread and was the subject of one anime ending. Her tenure lasted from the Whiskey Peak arc to the end of Alabasta, after which she decided to stay in her home country to rebuild it. She had such a special spot in the group that she even got her own wanted poster break during the middle of an episode.
  • Honorary True Companion: She joined not too long after the firm Five-Man Band had been established with Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji. To further prove this, Vivi is the only one (aside from the Straw Hats themselves) who noticed something was off with Luffy ringing the bells in honor of Ace's death, although she couldn't figure out what he was trying to convey due to her lack of context. Even further, the crew, while sailing, silently tell her that she has a spot in the crew again if she ever wishes it.
  • I Choose to Stay: Was invited to stay with the Straw Hats after Crocodile's defeat. Though she strongly considered it (to the point that she traveled hours out of her way to see them off), she opted to stay in Alabasta to help rebuild it.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: "Peacock Slashers", small blades that are connected to her pinky fingers by wires. She twirls them around in the style of chakrams. No human pinky would normally have the strength or dexterity to pull that off, but Rule of Cool okays it. Plus, since she managed to cut Crocodile's head off with those weapons (Though his Logia abilities allowed him to easily survive it), and cut clean through the chair he was sitting on, she's a lot stronger than she looks, too.
  • Interclass Friendship: With the Straw Hats prior to Robin, since they all come from lower class backgrounds (except for Sanji). Her friends in the Sand-Sand Band during her childhood also apply, though Koza might be tipping into Uptown Girl territory.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: It's subtle, but Vivi is actually quite skilled at various talents that the Straw Hats specialize in, although not to their level:
    • Charisma: She is very much a charismatic individual, but she's not as good at Luffy is at swaying people.
    • Navigation: When Nami falls ill, she acts as a substitute navigator to at least get the crew to an island where Nami can get aid.
    • Fighting: She is a great fighter, but she's nowhere near as skilled as Luffy, Zoro, or Sanji.
    • Assassination: She was a professional assassin for Baroque Works for two years, but she pales in comparison to Robin's level of competence.
  • King Incognito: Well, princess, but she disguised herself as a bounty hunter for the sole purpose of infiltrating Baroque Works and the ruse was maintained for years.
  • Lady of War: Maintains a level of grace until her Heroic BSoD at the end of the Battle in Alubarna.
  • Loose Lips: Poor Vivi got so flustered about Crocodile's tyrannical hold over her kingdom that she blurted out his real name to the Straw Hats instead of his code name of Mr. 0... while being watched by the Unluckies. That got them on Baroque Works' radar... and Nami promptly shook Vivi like a tree until she was apologizing through humorous tears for roping them into a battle with a Warlord.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: Arabian dancer's wedges with her disguise Sanji picked out for her are not built for running around a city in panic. The strap on one snapped, both sandals flew off her feet, and she fell to the ground, skinning her knee. Vivi was forced to struggle onward barefooted across cobblestone, and did so amazingly well, with nothing but a few tiny scratches to show for it.
  • Male Gaze: Her Miss Wednesday outfit in the manga had a top with concentric circles on the bust, drawing anyone's eyes right to her chest, as part of her perfume dance hypnosis. Probably intentional, considering her attack relies on catching an enemy off-guard. In the anime, the top is striped instead, because the original circles resemble nipples. The prequel to Movie 8 manages to get away with the look accurate to the manga, though.
  • Martial Pacifist: Vivi abhors war and the thought of people dying, but she's capable of defending herself despite that.
  • Missing Mom: Poor Nefeltari Titi, shown only in Episode 0, is Vivi's posthumous mother. It's clear she passed on before she could watch Vivi grow up. leaving only Cobra and his attendants to raise Vivi. And now her dad is also in failing health.
  • Modest Royalty: The only time she's ever seen in anything fancy is for a specific formal occasion. She's dressed pretty casually everywhere else.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Literal example – on the cover of Chapter 610, Oda actually responded to some guy's specific fetish,note  which involved none other than Vivi scrubbing the floor while drenched in water.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Fittingly for the princess of a desert country, her family name is derived from Queen Nefertiti.
  • Nice Girl: To the point that she can't stand the idea of a single person dying in a war (though it is, as Luffy pointed out, almost inevitable).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Discussed during the Alabasta arc. Vivi gets called out for how her attempts to resolve the civil war in the best possible way runs a high risk of failing and resulting in more damage than if she had just been a little more pragmatic.
  • Now You Tell Me: A Running Gag with her in the Alabasta arc is that she tends to forget telling her friends about the dangers of the desert (Like giant animals and the like) until the problem's already showed up or been dealt with.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • She's generally a very nice person, and while she has her moments of panic and worry, only Crocodile has managed to make her very angry, as anything related to him sets her off, swearing to kill him if she ever got the chance. Heck, trying to mess with her country brings out this reaction.
    • Invoked by Cobra, Igaram, and Pell at the end of the Enies Lobby arc when they worry how she'll react upon learning Nico Robin, the former Miss All-Sunday, had joined the Straw Hats (in fact, Robin technically took Vivi's place). Vivi said she already knew and isn't angry at all, because she trusts Luffy's judgement.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: She has quite a bit of competence and combat ability for a princess, but is going up against an organization in which the majority of those who outrank her have Devil Fruit powers, and most of her allies are similarly stronger than her; she, Igaram, and their partners all lose to Zoro (who also lacks devil fruit powers).
  • Pacifism Backfire: Thanks in part to Baroque Works' sabotage, all of her pacifistic attempts to end the war in Alabasta ended up failing and in some cases, made things even worse. It was only when Luffy took direct action against Crocodile did the fighting end.
  • Plucky Girl: She'd need a lot of pluck to last as long as she did undercover.
  • Politically Active Princess: After the Alabasta arc, she became this, eventually representing her country in Reverie alongside her ill father.
  • Poor Communication Kills: This is a Running Gag. She constantly forgets to inform the Straw Hats about very important things from Baroque Works agents to the Alabastian desert wildlife until they have already happened.
  • Rapunzel Hair: She usually ties it in a ponytail, but it reaches her waist.
  • Red Herring: Her Guest-Star Party Member status in the series led a lot of people on to believing she would end up joining the crew permanently after everything was solved in Alabasta. Turns out it was a fakeout. Nico Robin, the Number Two to the arc's Big Bad, would be the one to join the crew. Vivi ended up being the first in a long line of characters who would be teased with joining the crew.
  • The Reveal: An after-timeskip chapter reveals, almost as a anecdote, that Vivi's Family lineage is actually one of the 20 Kings that founded the World Government, but Vivi's ancestors chose to stay behind and rule Alabasta instead of moving to Mariejois, thus forfeiting their titles as World Nobles.
  • Reverse Mole: She infiltrated Crocodile's organization and climbed pretty high in the ranks in order to undermine his plans about her kingdom.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something:
    • She was a mole in the secret organization trying to destabilize her country for two years of her life before getting found out. That's pretty awesome.
    • Extends to the entire Nefeltari family, as they are actually one of the twenty families that founded the World Government 800 years ago. Instead of joining the other World Nobles on Mariejois, they decided to stay with their country.
  • Saying Too Much: The reason the Straw Hats end up getting involved to help her is mostly because she accidentally let slip that Crocodile was the leader of Baroque Works, with the Unluckies present to see it.
  • Secretly Wealthy: There was no indication of her wealth or status up until the point where Mr 5 and Miss Valentine show up to take her head.
  • Slipknot Ponytail: Courtesy of Miss Valentine.
  • Spell My Name with an "S":
    • Due to standard Japanese L/R confusion, her family name sometimes gets romanized as "Nefeltari". This happened in the English manga and the 4Kids dub, but not the Funimation dub or subtitles.
    • Also the ordering of her name. The manga renders it "Nefeltari Vivi", Funimation's subtitles used "Nefertari Vivi", but their dub used "Vivi Nefertari".
  • Spoiled Sweet: Quite possibly one of the most selfless characters in the series.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks just like her late mother, Queen Titi. Cobra even mistook her for her mother when she was dressed for her coming-of-age ceremony, and in episode 0, a young Titi is her daughter's spitting image.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Nami's Tomboy. She's a noble princess while Nami slides toward rogue.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Even if it was a short-lived battle, her defeat of Mr. 7 and Miss Father's Day showed that, yes she did pick up pointers from watching the rest of the crew fight.
    • When she appears again at the start of the Whole Cake Island arc heading to the Reverie, she shows readers she has gained some more abilities when she jumps from a crow nest several hundred feet in the air (while wearing high-heeled sandals, mind you) and lands perfectly safe. The anime even adds some flips.
  • Tareme Eyes: After it was revealed she was good.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Holy crap. The Alabasta arc was such a huge one to her. Whenever something so hopeful was going on for her, you should expect it to backfire horribly by outside interference from her enemies Hidden in Plain Sight.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Before being revealed as Good All Along, she had this.
  • Variable-Length Chain: One interpretation of her signature weapon. Those string slashers seem a bit long to just wrap around her tiny waist.
  • Violence Really Is the Answer: She believes that she can stop Crocodile's coup by convincing the rebels they are in fact Unwitting Pawns and stop the civil war Baroque Works is causing without anyone dying. Luffy, however, knows life isn't that simple, and convinces her that the best course of action is to stop screwing around and just attack the problem at its source; Crocodile himself.
  • Whip It Good: Her weapons can function like an extremely sharp whip that she's also very accurate with.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: A trait seen as early as ten years old when she didn't make a scene after Wapol slapped her trying to provoke her, so that he doesn't incite an international incident. She also reminded Luffy about the responsibilities of a leader. In fact, this trope tipped Dalton off that not only are the crew she's with decent fellows, but made him figure out who she was after remembering the aforementioned Wapol incident. Also, as mentioned before, she's going to Reverie to represent her kingdom... did we mention she's now 18?
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sky-blue, actually.

    Nefeltari Cobra 

Nefeltari Cobra

Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (JP, first voice), Toshiya Ueda (JP, episode 512+), David Mansley (EN, 4Kids), Kyle Hebert (EN, Funi), Unknown (Latin-American Spanish)

Age: 48 (Pre-Timeskip), 50 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: February 13

Debut: Chapter 142 (Manga), Episode 91 (Anime)

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The king of Alabasta and Vivi's father. A wise and kind ruler of the land, though was almost overthrown by the munitions of Crocodile who uses his organization, Baroque Works, to spread discontent among his subjects and cause a civil war. Thanks to the Straw Hats, the plan was thwarted and Cobra managed to stop the war with his words. After which he helps to rebuild the kingdom along with his subjects.

He was once married to a woman named Nefeltari Titi, but she did not live to see her daughter grow up. Now, Cobra himself is in declining health and attempting to hold it together long enough to attend the Reverie one more time.


  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Sort of. The manga gives him a gag "attack" called the King Chop that he uses on any adults who overreact in his presence. Some of the video-games take this Up to Eleven and make him into a stage hazard, whose karate-chops can send any character flying to the other end of the stage.
  • Cool Old Guy: Talks rather casually, at least when it comes to Vivi's friends. He also cares a lot for his kingdom.
  • Dub Name Change: His name was changed to "Nebra" in the 4Kids dub.
  • The Good King: His people always come first, no matter what.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Attempts to cave in the underground tomb he's in via hidden mechanism in order to take down Crocodile. Subverted twice: it wouldn't have been enough to kill Crocodile, and Luffy ends up pulling Cobra out in the end, anyway.
  • Ill Boy: Post-Time Skip, though he's not gonna let a silly thing like illness keep him from attending the Reverie.
  • Kneel Before Frodo: At the end of the Alabasta arc, he kneels down and thanks the Straw Hats for taking down Crocodile, and saving Alabasta, and protecting Vivi.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Subverted. While he's named "Cobra", he's mostly an average middle-aged man with little, if any, means of fighting.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: It's less obvious for him than for his daughter and late wife, but their surname is derived from queen Nefeltari; fitting for the royal family of a desert kingdom.
  • Overprotective Dad: Zigzagged. He cares enough about Vivi's safety to follow her when she visits the Sand Sand clan, but his response to her getting beaten up by Koza is to dismiss the incident as a simple children's fight.
  • Papa Wolf: Came to Vivi's rescue when bandits tried to kidnap her.
  • Pervert Dad: He doesn't seem to mind peeping at Nami in the steambaths.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Very much so. If he's told the country is getting poor and it's becoming hard to feed all the citizens, he just cuts down on his own money to give his subjects something to eat.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Cares very deeply for his country and tries the best he can to help his subjects.
  • The Reveal: His role in expositioning about the secrets his ancestors kept, and had passed onto him, such as the Ancient Weapons and the Poneglyphs can be summed up to this, pre-timeskip and post-timeskip, it's revealed almost nonchalantly his ancestors were none other than one of the 20 Kings who founded the World Goverment - This guy could easily have been a Celestial Dragon if his ancestors didn't stay to rule and fulfill their obligations.
  • Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: Subverted post-timeskip, Cobra's hair is turning white because his illness has aged him.
  • Tell Me About My Father: He planned to ask about what his ancestors had done in Reverie, because of what Robin said about Poneglyphs.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: In a post-Time Skip cover shot, it is shown he has become ill, though he won't let it prevent him from attending Reverie this year. He also is going gray or white.

Servants and Guards

    Karoo 

Karoo

Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (JP), Michael Haigney (EN, 4Kids), Monica Rial (EN, Funi), Unknown (Latin-American Spanish)

Age: 14 (Pre-Timeskip), 16 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: November 8th

Debut: Chapter 109 (Manga), Episode 65 (Anime)

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Vivi's pet super-spot billed duck, who traveled with the Straw Hats during Vivi's time among the crew.


  • Butt-Monkey: Oh, lord, if anyone could out Butt-Monkey early Usopp and Nami, it was Karoo. From jumping into a freezing cold lake while trying to save Zoro to being used as bait by Luffy and Usopp.
  • Cowardly Lion: Although he gets scared easily, he is still willing to stay with the Straw Hats during their battles, even playing a vital role in defeating Mr. 3 and Miss Goldenweek.
  • Eat the Dog: Never reached this point, but not for lack of trying on the Straw Hats part, at one point being used for bait. Ironically, this is how the Straw Hats met Bon Clay.
  • Fragile Speedster: Carue is an extremely speedy duck, to the point of being the leader of a squad of them. That doesn't mean that he's great in a straight on fight, however.
  • The Klutz: Has this reputation among the Straw Hats. To be fair, it's not unjustified.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Vivi uses Karoo as a form of transportation.
  • Made of Iron: This bird gets trampled by a charging army's cavalry and still can find the strength to run from Bon Clay while carrying Vivi, climb a hundred foot wall (still carrying Vivi), and bob and weave through an active war zone (while still carrying Vivi). Say what you will about Karoo, do not call him weak.
  • Spell My Name with an "S" His name has been spelled as "Karoo" and "Carue".
  • Team Pet: While he and Vivi were Straw Hats, he fit this, being looked at as an animal companion to the crew and a steed to Vivi and, at one point, Usopp.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Vivi and the Straw Hats. When Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine tried to force him to scream to draw the Straw Hats into a trap, he didn't even make a sound.

    Igaram 

Igaram

Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe (JP), David Wills (EN, 4kids), Rob Mungle (En, Funi)

Age: 48 (Pre-Timeskip), 50 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: December 6th

Debut: Chapter 106 (Manga), Episode 64 (Anime)

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The captain of the Alabasta royal guard who with Vivi went undercover in Baroque Works.


  • Disguised in Drag: Disguised himself as Vivi twice; first to try and pose as a decoy for her and the Straw Hats at Whiskey Peak, and the other during Vivi's coming-of-age ceremony to allow her time to properly say goodbye to the Straw Hats.
  • Good All Along: Just like Vivi, he poses as a Baroque Works agent until he's revealed to be a mole of the Alabasta kingdom.
  • Incredibly Conspicuous Drag: Igaram is a tall, 48-year-old man with broad shoulders. Vivi is a slim teenage girl. Do the math. It's all Played for Laughs, of course.
  • Instrument of Murder: He used a saxophone to fight while undercover as a Baroque Works agent.
  • Look-Alike Lovers: His wife Terracotta looks so much like him that the Straw Hats initially mistook Terracotta for Igaram Disguised in Drag.
  • Not Quite Dead: He seemingly dies when Robin blows up his ship, but he turns out fine and dandy in the Alabasta arc, having survived the blast.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: An aging man disguising himself as a teenage girl looks about as unconvincing as you'd expect, but the second time he does, it distracts the citizens long enough to give Vivi the time to say goodbye to the Straw Hats.
  • Reverse Mole: He infiltrates Crocodile's organization and climbed pretty high in the ranks, becoming the eighth ranked individual behind Crocodile, in order to undermine his plans about the kingdom he serves.
  • Undying Loyalty: He's very devoted the Alabasta royal family, to the point of refusing to let Vivi infiltrate Baroque Works alone and ends up doing an Heroic Sacrifice to draw the attention away from her. He survives the latter, though.

    Pell "The Falcon" 

Pell "The Falcon"

Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (JP), Matt Hoverman (EN, 4Kids), Kevin M. Connolly (EN, Funi), Gabriel Ortiz (Latin-American Spanish)

Age: 33 (Pre-Timeskip), 35 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: August 23

Debut: Chapter 155 (Manga), Episode 91 (Anime)

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One of the Royal Guards of Alabasta along with Chaka, was very close to Vivi during her youth. He has eaten the Bird-Bird Fruit (Tori Tori no Mi) Model: Falcon.


  • Anger Born of Worry: Slaps a young Vivi in the face hard during a flashback for going near the gunpowder storage and causing an explosion. She came out of the blast with nothing more than an Ash Face, but it could've ended a lot worse.
    How many times must I tell you to never come near this place! (Sorrowful) What would I do if you had been seriously hurt, or worse...!?
  • Big Brother Mentor: May be this towards Vivi.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Often missed, but he was the one responsible for saving Luffy from his possible second death at the hands of Crocodile and later goes to save a falling Vivi alongside Luffy.
  • Disney Death: Blown up by a city destroying bomb. Except that he wasn't.
  • Facial Markings: Ones that look like crosses around his eyes.
  • Flight: Notable as one of only a handful of characters in One Piece to have this.
  • Go Out with a Smile: While he ultimately survived the blast, he had no way of knowing that as he lifted the bomb high into the air. He can be seen smiling as he makes his final speech.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He takes the time bomb that is meant to blow Alabasta and then brings it up to the sky with him, taking the explosion only for himself. Of course, he turns out injured but alive, though it takes him some time to recover and he has a massive scar on his chest.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Vivi. He's not that old, but he was already an adult when Vivi was a young child.
  • Like Brother and Sister: He's a lot more familial to Vivi than the other knights of their kingdom, with him acting as the protective older brother to her Plucky Girl personality.
  • No One Could Survive That!: He gets caught in the explosion of a bomb designed to wipe out a whole city. Except... he's a Zoan Devil Fruit-eater, which gives him a boosted Healing Factor. It's not clear if he's awakened or not, but if such is the case, he has an even stronger healing ability at work.
  • Older Than He Looks: In a flashback where Vivi was only 6, he looked exactly the same as he does now.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Vivi.
  • Rule of Symbolism: As he's carrying Crocodile's bomb into the sky, the falcon statue in front of the royal palace, having been weakened by Crocodile's drying attack, collapses and breaks into pieces, symbolizing Pell's (supposed) death.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Can turn into a giant bird thanks to his Devil Fruit.
  • The Worf Effect: Effortlessly defeats a bunch of Mooks only to be utterly beaten by Nico Robin.

    Koza 

Koza

Child Voice: Naomi Shindo (JP), Jonathan Todd Ross (EN, 4Kids), Todd Haberkorn (EN, Funi), Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish)
Adult Voice: Takeshi Kusao (JP), Jonathan Todd Ross (EN, 4Kids), Todd Haberkorn (EN, Funi), Edson Matus (Latin-American Spanish)

Age: 20 (Pre-Timeskip), 22 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: May 26

Debut: Chapter 163 (Manga), Episode 93 (Anime)

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A resident of Alabasta. Cobra helped his village when a drought hit during his childhood, which during that time he met Vivi and the two became close. But when another crisis hits the land during his teenage years, he grows discontent with Cobra and forms a rebel force to overthrow him, unaware however that it's exactly what Crocodile wants. Midway through the war he finds out who the true villain is and is badly wounded. However he lives and helps end the civil war along with Cobra. It's shown later that he's helping to rebuild the land to its former glory.


  • Anti-Hero: Leads the Alabasta rebellion movement, supposedly for bettering the country.
  • Call to Agriculture: Becomes Alabasta's environmental minister following the revolution.
  • Childhood Friends: When they were kids, he was friends with Vivi. Also doubles as an Interclass Friendship since Vivi is a princess while he's a commoner.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar that runs down his left eye. He got it when he saved Vivi from kidnappers when they were children.
  • Made of Iron: He may have been seriously injured during the civil war, but that didn't stop him from ending it.
  • Ship Tease: With Vivi, the first coming from him saving Vivi from kidnappers.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's not happy with the idea of starting a civil war and fighting the king, but he feels that's the only way to save Alabasta. Fortunately, Luffy and Vivi manage to defeat Crocodile and make Kohza realize the error of his ways before too much blood could be shed.

Jaya

An island that was once Skull Shaped and populated by Shandians until the knock up streams sent part of it to the clouds.

Saruyama Alliance (Monkey Mountain Allied Force)

     In General 
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A small alliance composed by two pirate crews and a former pirate, Montblanc Cricket, the descendant of the legendary seafarer Montblanc Noland, whose supposed "lie" about an island full of gold led to his execution by his king and the continuous shaming of his descendants. Cricket is allied with Masira and Shoujou, two brothers and fans of Noland's tales stick out with the old man who wants to prove that his ancestor was right. Their main activity is to look at the bottom of the sea to retrieve treasures in the hope of finding the gold, but Noland eventually understands that the gold may have been sent upward.

After Eneru's defeat, the sound of the bell heard on the island proves that he was.


  • The Atoner: Cricket wants to prove that his ancestor was not a liar.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Masira and Shoujou who were fans of the Noland tale. So helping his descendant was a dream come true
  • Berserk Button: Masira at first is quite friendly towards Luffy and co, but goes (literally) apeshit when he finds out that they were already looting the sunken ship they were on.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Masira is strong enough to one shot a sea monster with one blow.
  • Cool Old Guy: Cricket.
  • Combat Pragmatist: After going melee on Sanji and having his punch blocked, he swiftly pulls out a pistol and shoots.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Inflicted one on Bellmay's crew, but where on the receiving end of a particularly painful one from Bellamy himself. However, they did fought like lions before going down.
  • Gonk: Masira and Shoujou both look more like apes than they look like humans. However, they enjoy looking like that.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: All of them, though Montblanc Cricket stands out.
  • Like a Son to Me: How Cricket came to view Masira and Shoujou over time. Indeed they do act like a father and sons.
  • Made of Iron: All of them took an absolute ass-kicking courtesy of the Bellamy Pirates, but as soon as they were bandaged up, they started working on the Going Merry again. Usopp lampshaded this.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Shoujou can use his voice as a sonar and can wreak havoc on the surroundings with his sound waves.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Shoujou discuss this trope when he wonders how could someone as small and skinny as Luffy kick the ass of someone big and strong like Masira.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Shoujou claims to have never had a haircut in his life. It shows.
  • Retired Badass: Cricket, who managed to fight on equal grounds against Sanji before succumbing to his illness.
  • Taking the Bullet: Masira shields Cricket from Sarquiss' Big Chop attack.
  • Visual Pun: Masira's name comes from the old word for monkey (mashira), and both him and Shoujou (Orangutan) resemble their respective animals, and at Shoujou's sail there's written a word "morinohito" which translates to "manusia hutan" or "orang hutan" (yes, that's where the name of the ape came from) in Indonesian.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Shoujou's hair is green (and super long).

Bellamy Pirates

    In General 
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A crew of "new age" pirates who no longer believe in dreams and adventures, but only in loot and gold. They were once part of Doflamingo's crew.


  • All There in the Manual: A databook later revealed the other member's names, but they still aren't important enough to warrant their own entries.
  • BFS: Sarquiss' "Big Knife", which earned him his nickname.
  • Bus Crash: It's implied that the rest of the crew, besides Bellamy, did not survive the trip to Skypeia. Recall Gan Fall's remarks that unlike the all-or-nothing Knock-Up Stream route, the other ways to Sky Island always take a few lives...
  • Childhood Friends: They grew up together, according to a Vivre Card Databook.
  • Delinquents: Essentially a pirate variant, being young, shallow and arrogant bullies who left their prosperous, safe hometown because they found it boring.
  • The Dragon: Sarquiss, for Bellamy.
  • Dumb Muscle: Bellamy. To be fair, though, no one in the crew seems particularly bright.
  • Fur and Loathing: Sarquiss, not a very nice man, wears what looks like a fur coat.
  • The Hyena: Bellamy's epithet is this, and he likes to cackle and laugh. Not so much post-Timeskip, though.
  • Jerkass: Every single pirate in the crew are assholes just like their captain.
  • Kick the Dog/Curb-Stomp Battle: They utterly destroyed the poor members of the Saruyama Alliance.
  • Kukris Are Kool: Sarqueiss' Weapon of Choice.
  • Mugging the Monster: They mock the Straw Hats, call them weak and pathetic, and even rob their new friends. Big mistake on that last one.
  • Red Baron: Bellamy The Hyena and Big Knife Sarquiss.
  • Smug Snake: All of them think way too high of themselves for their own good.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Sarquiss, Sarkees, etc...
  • Stupid Evil: The entire crew, but especially Bellamy. It's precisely what causes him to run afoul of Donquixote Doflamingo.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • See the Mugging the Monster example above.
    • Also, did Bellamy honestly think that being a sociopathic jackass wasn't eventually going to attract the attention of and piss off his boss?
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After being attacked by Doflamingo, their status is currently unknown.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sarquiss literally has blue hair in the anime.

    Bellamy "The Hyena" 

Bellamy "The Hyena"

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (JP), Andrew Rannells (EN, 4Kids), Justin Cook (EN, Funi)

Age: 25 (Pre-Timeskip), 27 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: August 7th

Bounty: 195,000,000 Berries

Debut: Chapter 222 (Manga), Episode 146 (Anime)

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"The Lost city of Gold!? The Emerald city!? The great Treasure of "One Piece"!? The fools who go looking for their "dream treasure" cannot notice what's in front of them! In this era of the sea, the ones that do not have real strength... are the ones that are killed by their own imaginations!"

A local pirate who's part of Doflamingo's Pirates, nominally filling in as the captain of the Belamy Pirates, given that Doflamingo seemed rather uninterested in leading his crew. Looking for information on Skypiea, Luffy runs into Bellamy while in Jaya. Extremly arrogant, he believes that there will come an era where pirates give up on having, as well as pursuing their dreams, going after material treasure instead of traveling the sea for the adventure of it. Bellamy mocks anyone who states otherwise and is very quick to start a fight. However, it's this mindset that ultimately proves to be his downfall. He has eaten the Spring-Spring Fruit (Bane Bane no Mi) which allows him to transform his legs into springs, making him a Bouncing Battler with incredible jumping power.

When Luffy joins the tournament in the Corrida Colosseum Bellamy is revealed to be alive and well, and still under the employment of Doflamingo. Unfortunately for him, he finds out that Doflamingo doesn't care about him. After the events of Dressrosa, he retires from piracy and settles down to become a dyer.

His first bounty was 55,000,000 Berries. Post-timeskip, it has risen to 195,000,000 Berries.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Post-Timeskip Bellamy is basically rejected by his Idol, who sends someone to kill him, and when Bellamy survives, Doflamingo personally curbstomps him so hard that several chapters later he is STILL face-down on the ground, and looks utterly miserable. And then Doflamingo controls him to fight Luffy.
  • Anti-Villain: Much like Gin early in the series, despite realizing that his boss cares nil about him, Bellamy remains loyal to Doflamingo throughout the entirety of the Dressosa arc. It's only after Doflamingo's defeat that Bellamy finally undergoes a full Heel–Face Turn. Note that in his first appearance, he's a full-blown villain.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He's on the Grand Line, which frequently screws with physics and natural law so often that it's to be expected, yet doesn't believe in the possibility of an island in the sky.
    • Not anymore; post-timeskip, he's actually been to said island in the sky, which changed his world-view considerably.
  • Arc Villain: For the minor Jaya arc, he's seen as equally minor as he's just beaten by a single hit.
  • Bouncing Battler: His main style.
  • Broken Pedestal: After overhearing Diamante confirm that he was ordered to be killed. Bellamy starts breaking down that Doflamingo, the man he revered so much, thinks nothing of him.
  • Broken Tears: When he realizes that Dellinger was not kidding when he said that Doflamingo wants him dead, and later when he receives a physical and verbal beatdown from the man himself.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In his first appearance, he needlessly and continuously antagonizes The Straw Hats until he basically forces Luffy to kick his ass.
  • The Bus Came Back: He was completely absent from the story after being overpowered by Doflamingo until a whopping 401 chapters later, surprising the entire audience.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: "You're mad that I stole gold from that old timer? I'm a pirate!"
  • Combat Pragmatist: Post-timeskip, he has no interest in fighting clean and has shown a knack for viciously maiming people, something best displayed in his fight with Abdullah and Jeet.
  • Cool Shades: He wears one after the Time Skip, but only briefly.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: By and far one of the most iconic moments of the series, when Luffy flat out lays him out with one hit. You can argue this would make him an Anticlimax Boss. But really, for someone of his character, it was really all he needed.
    • And Luffy delivers one to him again during the final battle of Dressrosa, and in the exact same fashion, to boot (only this time Luffy used Haki because Bellamy used it too). Bellamy did get some hits in this time, but only because Luffy was reluctant to attack him; once he leaves him with no choice, however...
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: His basic appearance.
  • Death Seeker: His thoughts to himself during his and Luffy's final battle reveal that he does recognize that following Doflamingo was the wrong choice; rather, he keeps attacking Luffy because he wants him to just kill him already, which he feels will bring him resolution. Needless to say, Luffy became extremely enraged at Doflamingo for driving him to this point.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Yelled practically verbatim to Luffy when, freed from Doflamingo's control, he pushes himself to perform Spring Hopper, even when it's clear he could die if his body's pushed too far.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After the events of Dressossa, he peacefully retires to become a dryed goods craftsman.
  • Face Palm Of Doom: First thing he's shown doing post-timeskip.
  • Foil: Curiously enough, to Trafalgar Law. Both joined the Donquixote Pirates with a thirst for destruction and had held Doflamingo in high esteem, although the similarities end there. Law's traumatic childhood was the driving force of his motivations, while Bellamy was bored with his life as the town terror and wanted the fame and excitement that came with a life of piracy. Doflamingo saw tremendous potential in Law, pouring endless resources into his formal education and entrusting his executive officers with training him. He went so far as to reserve the coveted Heart seat for him and leaving it empty in the years following his defection, making it clear Law was always welcome to rejoin the family whenever he pleased. In a sharp contrast, Bellamy's position in the family was always shaky and despite his respectable bounty he remained a mere expendable thug, belittled by the Family, and he constantly had his desperate wish to someday become an executive officer dangled in his face. He was even under threat of expulsion from Doflamingo's crew if he was defeated in battle, drawing the distinction between the two even further.
  • Glass Cannon: Capable of hitting like a truck, but he sure can't take much punishment.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: He noticeably has much larger, rounder eyes than most other antagonists.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He first appeared with a scar on the side of his head. After Doflamingo attacked him, Bellamy picked up a second scar (presumably caused by Doflamingo's attempt to butcher him).
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam:
    • Set up for a Heel–Face Turn throughout the Dressrosa Arc, but then Defied during the final battle. After Doflamingo beats him to near death, mocks him, and forces him to fight Luffy against his will, Luffy naturally tries to save him. But as soon as he's free from Mingo's control, he actually decides to fight Luffy on his own will, refusing to turn on his once beloved idol. Luffy reasons that Doflamingo is not worth fighting over, but Bellamy attacks him anyway. This marks one of the first times Luffy's Magnetic Hero tendencies didn't work.
    • It's also played with in the sense that Bellamy is still grateful to Luffy for still calling him a friend in spite of everything and for agreeing to fight him in the end. If it weren't for his principles and his pride not allowing him to turn against a man who was never deserving of his loyalty, there is no doubt he would have accepted Luffy's help.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After the aforementioned door slam, Bellamy does make an actual Heel–Face Turn after Doflamingo is defeated; he and Luffy part on good terms, and even though Bellamy refuses to be Luffy's subordinate, he still requested a piece of Luffy's Vivre Card, just in case.
  • Honor Before Reason: His reason that he's still fighting on behalf of Doflamingo despite being exposed to his atrocity multiple times is that he's so indebted to Doffy that he will not go against him.
  • The Hyena: It's not just his nickname, he's also known for his mocking laugh.
  • I Let You Win: His first encounter with Luffy was this simply because Luffy had promised Nami not to fight (Especially over something so meaningless as a matter of opinion on dreams). However, when Bellamy attacked Cricket and his crew, he made a very big mistake there.
  • Jerkass: Easily one of the more notable ones in the series, with his Establishing Character Moment being stabbing Roshio the Executioner in the hand with a knife, then tossing him out the window, before killing him... Over a game of poker to which he states he cheated. To make it worse, he wasn't even cheating in the first place.
    • Has mellowed out considerably after the timeskip, to the point where he actually tells Luffy he won't laugh at him anymore. He also says he doesn't hold a grudge against Luffy. And actually appears to be sad after Doflamingo assigns him the task of assassinating Luffy. Not scared because of Luffy still being stronger, but sad at the idea of killing somebody he's come to respect.
  • Ki Manipulation: Capable of Armament Haki post-timeskip.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He gets beat down twice, by Luffy and then Doflamingo, and had it coming both times.
  • Lightning Bruiser: After the timeskip. He becomes stronger and more durable, in part because he learns Armament Haki, and he's potentially even faster.
  • Maniac Tongue: He probably picked it up from Doflamingo.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Despite seeing his idol's true colors he refuses to turn against someone he has respected for so long
  • Mugging the Monster: He assaults Luffy (and Zoro) due to his scrawny appearance and believing that his exceptional bounty must've been fake. Luffy actually let's him get away with this, but then Bellamy takes it too far by victimizing his new friends shortly after that... and it does not end well for Bellamy the second time.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Bellamy is a pretty brutal, violent thug of a guy. He then gets on the recieving end of one, twice. And then, post timeskip, it seems Bellamy has become even more brutal because he uses his spring abilities to break Abdullah and Jeet's spines.
  • No Respect Guy: Of the Donquixote Pirates , especially after the timeskip. Despite being a tough fighter with a very useful Devil Fruit power and Armament Haki that (when combined with his spring powers) can break through even Luffy's, who gave Doflamingo a building-sized pillar of gold as tribute and would literally rather die than live with disappointing him, they don't just reject him as useless, but go out of their way to torture him to death.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Post-Time Skip, his bounty tripled, he grew twice his original height, he's been to Skypeia and even brought back gold to Doflamingo, and seems to have knowledge of Haki. He was pegged to win at least Block B, and did amazingly well...until he ran into King Elizabello II, whose "King Punch" is believed to be strong enough to take down an Emperor, and is promptly defeated. He gets beaten to near-death by Dellinger, and later by Doflamingo himself, and finally by Luffy with a single punch, though the punishment by the previous two seemed to contributed to this.
  • Paper Tiger: Bullies other pirates on the island of Jaya and has spring-based powers with enough concussive force to destroy buildings. Protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and his first mate Roronoa Zoro let themselves get beat up by him under the idea that he has not wronged them. Once he does, however, Luffy challenges him, and he gets stopped cold with a single punch.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Bellamy pulls on off while fighting Luffy. Fat lot of good that did for him. And here's the Japanese version of it:
    Bellamy: Those guys are your FRIENDS!? [laughs] Oh I see. That old man and his monkeys are the same species as you! A pack of idiots who believe the lies of some 400-year-old ancestor! What City of Gold? What Sky Island? THE ERA OF DREAMS IS OVER! YOU'RE A DISGRACE OF A PIRATE!
    • And here's the Funimation version:
    Bellamy: So you want the gold back, huh? Because Old Man Cricket's your friend? WAKE UP! He's nothing but a decrepit fool who spends all his time chasing after a 400 year old lie! But that's probably what you like about him, right? You like to call yourselves pirates, but you know nothing! There's no City of Gold! No island in the sky! Just oceans and ships and the men who sail them!
  • Reformed, but Rejected: What is implied to have happened to Bellamy as a result of choosing to blindly side with Doflamingo after his original crew witnessed the attempt on his life. Fed up and disgusted with his choice to stay on Doflamingo's side, they deserted him. Bellamy also marks out his old Jolly Roger with a cross. However, Bellamy stops looking down on other people and their dreams and begins to look up to Doflamingo's attitudes... at least until he learns they are primarily driven by an appetite for spiteful destruction of the world.
  • Rocket Punch: His "Spring Death Knock".
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Fifty-five million wasn't worth much, even prior to the Time Skip. After the Time Skip, he got over himself and became much more likable, to the point that he and Luffy actually respect each other.
  • Smug Snake: Always gloating about how he's the "Big-time Rookie" with a 55 million belli bounty (Although that was nowhere near as high as the real big-time rookies; the Eleven Supernovas, with bounties over 100 million, and Luffy reaching that status already by the time he met him), and mocking Luffy about his dreams, before suggesting he doesn't even know how to fight. Boy was he wrong there...
    • After the timeskip, he at least seems to have become less of an arrogant dick.
  • Spring Coil: His Devil Fruit essentially is this, not that it helped against a man who beat a Warlord made of sand and leader of the first major villain organization in the series with just blood.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: His Establishing Character Moment in the manga when he loses to the pirate Roshio. He stabs Roshio's hand with a knife just as the latter is about to take his winnings and accuses him of cheating. Then he shoots Roshio in the leg while breaking a bottle of alcohol over his head, lights him on fire, and shoves him out the nearest window.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Alright, it's possible that Luffy and Zoro might've faked their bounties, but surely when one of them runs to back to town and screams for your name, that might be your first clue that those bounties might be real, ask for forgiveness and just hand over the gold that you stole. This, apparently, doesn't occur to Bellamy, and he gets laid out for it.
    • When we see him again after the time skip he seems to have wised up considerably. He is even the first person to see through Luffy's Paper-Thin Disguise.
    • However, when Dellinger lets it slip that Doflamingo intended to have him killed regardless of whether he assassinated Luffy or not, he personally heads off to the castle and confronts him about it, even after he received an asskicking from Dellinger himself. This goes as well as you'd expect, what's particularly bad is that Doflamingo is now literally stringing him along to fight for him when Luffy and Law confront him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Amazingly, he did. For one, his bounty has more than tripled since his encounter with Luffy. Also telling is that, in a gladiator tournament filled with New World-level combatants, he's one of the favorites to win the whole thing.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Okay, he's still not a Nice Guy by any stretch of the imagination, but considering he's now showing open displays of respect and seems sad about his orders to kill Luffy, he's definitely not the asshole he was before.
    • He's also upset that the idea of being forced to fight him, due to Doflamingo's powers.
  • Troll: Taunts Luffy about the possiblity that he did something to the Skypeians offscreen. But the cover pages have already showed that Skypeia is doing fine.
  • Unexpected Character: Safe to say that practically no one expected to see him again. Come Chapter 704 and guess who's there for the tournament?
  • Undying Loyalty: Deconstructed. Much like Gin, Bellamy is devoted to a man who is unworthy of his loyalty. Unlike Gin, his principles and his pride prevent him from turning against the idol he has respected and admired for so long, in spite of how terribly treated he is.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: Pre-timeskip, he mocks people for believing in their dreams, before getting creamed by Luffy. Post-timeskip, he no longer holds that sentiment.
  • Walking Spoiler: Due to being confirmed alive in the second half of the series.
  • The Worf Effect: He talks and acts big, but it doesn't stop him from getting his ass kicked by a very angry Luffy.
    • Falls victim to this again post-timeskip, where he's built up as a serious threat only to get KO'd by Elizabello's Megaton Punch and Bartolomeo's Bari Bari no Mi.
  • Worthy Opponent: His words in chapter 706 implies he has respect for Luffy as he won't laugh at him anymore.
  • You Have Failed Me: Doflamingo didn't take the news of his defeat well.
    • Seems to have been reversed after the timeskip, as Bellamy's still working under him. Though it's explained he stole a gold pillar from Skypiea and brought it back to Doflamingo. So more than likely, he bribed his way back into his favor. He likewise mentions he's trying to join Doflamingo's main crew, so it seems he's still working his way up the ladder.
    • Or not, Doflamingo was just stringing him along. Then orders to Diamante to have him killed since he's "an eyesore". Ouch.

Longring Island

    Tonjit 

Tonjit

Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (JP), Bill Flynn (EN, Funi)

Age: 61 (Pre-Timeskip), 63 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: October 2nd

Debut: Chapter 304 (Manga), Episode 207 (Anime)

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A nomad the Straw Hats meet on Long Ring Long Land. He wound up stuck on a pair of stilts he made for tens years and was only freed when Luffy knocked them down by accident. He's reunited with his horse Sherry but comes under confrontation from Foxy and his crew. The SH agree to fight Foxy for Tonjit's sake after Sherry is shot. After the Straw Hats win the Davy Back Fight, Aokiji freezes the water so Tonjit can rejoin his tribe.


  • Berserk Button: Tries to gun down Foxy when the latter shoots his horse. Subverted when he calms down as soon as Luffy accept the challenge, and even buys food from Foxy's stand during the Davy Back Fight.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: To sum up, he built a pair of stilts so tall that he was unable to descend and was struck there for ten years.
  • Cool Horse: Shelly, his extremely loyal steed, who waited for him for ten years.
  • Miniature Senior Citizen: He only reaches around Luffy's stomach in height.
  • Too Dumb to Live: From the stilt accident (again, TEN YEARS), to dare to eat some "cheese" (actually an hardened gruel of milk) and suffering from intoxication. Heck, even Luffy calls him on that.

Foxy Pirates

    In General 
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The huge pirate crew serving Foxy, many of its members were former pirates who lost at the Davy Back Fight game. The relevant members are Porche, Hamburg, Pickles, Capote, Monda and Big Pan. The anime adds other members.

Their main activity seems to be stealing members from other crews by challenging them to several Davy Back Fight games, games at which they outrageously cheat, too bad the referee is a crew member of them too.


  • Affably Evil: Yes, they recruit through the Davy Back Fights and are cheaters even by pirate standards, but overall they seem like a bunch of affable goofs otherwise.
  • As Lethal as It Needs to Be: One of the filler fish-man members has large curved blades coming out of his arms. Despite their nasty look, they're actually blunt.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Big Pan is a Wotan (half giant half fish-man hybrid), and is very large (not as big a real giant though).
  • Beast Man: Chiqicheetah, who probably ate the Cat-Cat Fruit Model Cheetah.
  • Co-Dragons: Porche and Hamburg are Foxy's trusty right-hand people.
  • Fanservice Extra: The large collection of pretty women Foxy has in his crew get just a little of screentime and absolutely no characterization whatsoever. Their main mission is to distract the men of the opposing crew during the Davy Back Fights so they waste time or mess up.
  • Gag Nose: Justified with Capote, a swordfish fish-man.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Foxy, Hamburg and Porche in the anime.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Big Pan is part giant and part fish-man.
  • Making a Splash: Capote can use Fish-Man Karate to send a massive tidal shock wave at an enemy vessel.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Juubei the squid fish-man, whose limbs and neck are also very elastic.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As lighthearted as the arc they're featured in is, we see before even meeting them that suddenly depriving crews of vital members while they're in the middle of the Grand Line can have lethal consequences. Given the crew's enormous size, Foxy's continuous Davy Back Fights could've ruined these crews (barring unless all of them joined up.)
  • Punny Name: Hamburg, Pickles and Big Pan. Also Juubei (juu means Ten, and he has ten arms.)
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Power-wise, the Foxy Pirates are much weaker than Eneru's group. Threat-wise, they prove to be not so harmless as the Groggy Monsters give Zoro and Sanji a truly brutal beatdown and Foxy gives Luffy a much harder fight than Eneru, one of the strongest characters of the series. Of course, once Zoro and Sanji quit messing around and actually worked together they destroy the Groggy Monsters, and Luffy was immune to Eneru's powers due to being a Rubber Man while Foxy's powers pretty much inconvenienced him, on top of his dirty tactics.
  • Team Pet: Monda the Star Shark is their pet shark.
  • Terrible Trio:
    • At least in the anime, Foxy and his Co-Dragons Porche and Hamburg.
    • The "Groggy Monsters", consisting of Hamburg, Pickles and Big Pan for playing the Groggy Ring matches.
  • The Starscream: Kiba, The former Captain of the Fanged Toad pirates, attempts to take over the Foxy Pirates in an anime filler arc.
  • Wacky Wayside Tribe: Oda has admitted this crew in canon has no bearing on the plot and was a fun time to goof around (especially after the Skypiea Arc) till Aokiji showed up.

    Foxy "The Silver Fox" 

Foxy "The Silver Fox"

Voiced by: Bin Shimada (JP), Jonathan Brooks (EN)

Age: 36 (Pre-Timeskip), 38 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: April 4th

Bounty: 24,000,000 Berries

Debut: Chapter 305 (Manga), Episode 207 (Anime)

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"We, the Foxy Pirates, challenge you, the Straw Hat Pirates, to a Davy Back Fight!"

Foxy "The Silver Fox" is a notorious pirate for having one of the largest crews in the series, together with one of the largest ships. He has such because of his mastery of the "Davy Back Fight", a sportive event between pirates where the crews wage their own True Companions. Althought not very combat prone, Foxy is a very scheming and cunning man (which is kind of hard to believe of him, at a glance), making use of different kinds of weapons, disguises, and items, together with his Devil Fruit powers of the Slow-Slow Fruit (Noro Noro no Mi), which allows him to slow everything his beams touch for 30 seconds.

His bounty is 24,000,000 Berries.


  • Accent Adaptation: He has an Italian accent in the Funimation dub provided by Jonathan Brooks. It's because his appearance looks a lot like Count Chocula.
  • Affably Evil: Unlike most of his predecessors, he honestly cares for his crew, gets upset easily, and doesn't Kick the Dog, at least not ones that are played seriously. The only evil thing about him is that he's a Dirty Coward and that he takes away members from other crews. In fact, he's probably the only Anti-Villain major enemy prior to Magellan.
  • Animal Motifs: Take one guess. It's as subtle as a brick to the face.
  • Arc Villain: Oda admits he's the only canon Filler Villain so far as his presence has no lasting influence on the story.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: It's easy to overlook since he usually relies on his Devil fruit ability and various gadgets, but he can hit hard and fast enough to match Luffy's Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs blow-for-blow (if nothing else, it's visually very impressive, since most other Arc Villains usually either dodge it or tank it).
    • His Vivre Card information reveals that he was once a professional boxer back as a young man which explains his combat prowess. However, he would end up barred from it after bringing in a weapon. He ends up eating his Devil Fruit a couple years later and three years after that (about 26-28), he hears the legend of Davy Jones and decided to become a pirate, using the Davy Back Fight to amass a crew.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Always smiling regardless of expression.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Will gladly use any trickery he can think of to win a fight.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with the Straw Hats in Adventures of Nebulandia against Marine Tactician Komei.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He'll do trickery after trickery to win the Davy Back Fight, including picking an enemy crew member that is supposed to compete in the later rounds so that the opposing team sees their numbers reduced. That said, if the final round involves a 1-on-1 duel between the captains he'll refuse to pick the enemy captain to give himself an automatic win; he considers such an act abhorrent, and calls out Nami when she suggests Luffy to do just that.
  • Evil Laugh: Fehfehfehfeh.
  • Expy: Pretty much an extrapolation of what would happen if Boyakky from Yatterman were in charge of the Terrible Trio instead of an underling. The nose is a dead giveaway, to say nothing of his Giant Mecha.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: After the first race victory he told the Straw Hats the details to his Noro Noro no mi. In his fight with Luffy he told him his beams bounce off mirrors, of course he loses exactly because of this.
  • Filler Villain: Oda has admitted this, as his presence and arc only served as a way to build up to Aokiji's sudden appearance.
  • Gag Nose: Looks like one, but he naturally has a red nose.
  • Giant Mecha: The Gorilla Puncher #13; the anime version has several more, such as the dodgeball cannon "Bull's Eye-kun".
  • Gold Fish Poop Gang: The anime eventually turned him, Porche, and Hamburger into this.
  • Gonk: He's portly, has a Gag Nose and a Cheshire Cat Grin, a far cry from Eneru, but much less insane. Just don't tell him this to his face.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Luffy reflects his Slow-Slow Beam at him, then knocks him into the water while he's helpless.
  • Hypocrite: Mocks the Straw Hats for complaining about his cheating, saying that if they can't handle being at a disadvantage, they don't belong on the Grand Line. Sure he may be right at face value, but this is still coming from the guy who NEVER fights unless he's thoroughly rigged the match beforehand.
    • Granted, one could also interpret this as him making sure his crew are never in a disadvantage. As such, if their foes will not be fair, they shouldn't be.
  • Loophole Abuse: As long as it's for his advantage.
  • Minor Insult Meltdown: Will drop to his knees in shame if he hears so much as one insult thrown his way. Luckily, equally offhanded praise will get him back up immediately.
    • Which is used to effectively paralyze him at one point and prevent him from interfering in one of the Davy Back matches.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In the previous Davy Back Fights, he got a captain traded for one of his previous victims, which proceeds to overthrow him as soon as he's defeated (anime-only).
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Until the Captain Duel, he was regarded as a great joke. Many a "Holy Shit!" was uttered when he promptly beat the snot out of Luffy due to the pure cheapness of his power. In fact, he landed more hits on Luffy than Eneru ever did... too bad Luffy is immune to blunt attacks.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: What he gives Luffy, although it's largely because of his Time Stands Still powers.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: One of his many techniques is known as the "Foxy Face Transformation", referencing the shapeshifting abilities that mythological kyuubi are supposed to have. Instead of flawless transformation, it's this trope, which only Luffy would (and did) fall for. Luffy thought the female chef Foxy disguised himself as was his sister.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Even without the Noro Noro Beam, his "Megaton Kyuubi Rush" technique can match Luffy's "Gomu Gomu Gatling" blow-for-blow.
  • Sore Loser: Considering his record, it's unsurprising he doesn't take loss well. In the filler of the Davy Back Arc after the Straw Hats initially win the first round of matches, he demands a re-match just to soothe his damaged ego and noticeably cites "Combat" as the final game and no re-matches will be made in the second round since at the time his crew had wound the first two games. When Luffy manages to beat him however, he tries to extend a handshake of good sportsmanship then do an overhead throw as revenge. Only for that to fail since, thanks to Luffy's rubber body extending his arm, Foxy falls flats on his face.
  • Time Stands Still: His Noro Noro Beams allow him to slow anything they touch for thirty seconds. Besides the obvious use in enemies, he adds very different (and deadly) uses to them.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: While he does have a pride as a captain, he does fight dirty as well as turn on the Straw-hats as soon as they get his ship back from a treacherous member (also a captain).
  • Weak, but Skilled: Probably the most evident example in the series.
  • Zerg Rush: Does this to Luffy in the final fight of the Davy Back.

    Porche 

Porche

Voiced by: Sara Nakayama (JP), Tia Ballard (EN)

Birthday: November 16th

Debut: Chapter 305 (Manga), Episode 207 (Anime)

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One of Foxy's first crewmates and a member of the Foxy Pirates, she is an idol to the men of the crew and worshipped by them all.



Thriller Bark

Actually not an island, but a giant ship formerly situated in the Florian Triangle. Said ship belongs to (now former) Warlord Gecko Moria. It's mostly populated by zombies brought to life with Moria's devil fruit powers, but there are some people, whose shadow has been stolen, that lives there because, if they are exposed to the sun, they would die.

For information regarding Gecko Moria and his crew look here and here.

    "Marriage Proposal" Lola 

"Marriage Proposal" Lola

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (JP), Alex Moore (EN)

Age: 24 (Pre-Timeskip), 26 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: January 27th (Proposal Day)

Debut: Chapter 476 (Manga), Episode 370 (Anime)

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"If you ever run into any troubles, just ask my mama to help you out, ok? And tell her that I'm ok while you're at it!"

Lola is the captain of the Rolling Pirates. She is desperately seeking a love life and has proposed over 4,000 times. During her introduction, she and her crew were members of the Thriller Bark Victim's Association, a group of people whose shadows were taken from them by Gecko Moria, with her shadow placed inside a warthog zombie that shared the same name as her. She joined forces with the Straw Hats to get their shadows back. After the adventure on Thriller Bark, she gave her mother's Vivre Card to Nami.


  • Always Someone Better: It's revealed in Chapter 879 that despite her own skills, Pudding always saw Lola as the better chocolatier, which in turn made Lola the rightful holder of the position as Minister of Chocolatown, which had been left vacant for years after Lola ran away. She kept avoiding replacing her because she thought herself as unsuitable for the job, and hoped Lola would one day come back and become Minister again.
  • Arranged Marriage: Defied. She was set to marry the Prince of the giants, Loki, who was completely smitten, which would form a powerful alliance with the giants that will also help Lola's mother become more powerful, if not King of the Pirates. Lola wanted to find someone of her own choosing, so she ran away, angering Big Mom enough to want to kill her.
  • Black Sheep: Much of her family sees Lola as this, after she ran away from her Arranged Marriage. To the audience, after meeting said family, she's the White Sheep.
  • Blush Sticker: Has two red dots on her face, one on each cheek. A trait she shares with her twin sister.
  • Cain and Abel: Subverted with her twin sister Chiffon, who knows of Lola's naïveté and is worried about Big Mom going after her ever since Lola ran away from her Arranged Marriage, and has been plotting with Capone "Gang" Bege to kill her mother so her sister will be safe. However, it's played straight with her other siblings - while it appears to be a subversion when they are all shocked to find Luffy and Nami carrying Lola's Vivre Card and assume the worst happened, a few of them later appear to be completely fine with their mother's plan to kill her, with Lola's brother Opera preparing to torture Nami for Lola's current location had Jimbei not walked in.
  • Chekhov's Gun: At the end of the Thriller Bark arc, she gives Nami a Vivre Card leading to her mother, a powerful pirate. While said mother turns out to be the very antagonistic Big Mom, it also radiates enough of Big Mom's soul, thanks to Big Mom's Devil Fruit, that the homies brought to life by her power instantly stopped attacking Nami the second she pulled it out.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Her mother is said to be a powerful pirate, and is most-likely bound to play a big role later in the story. Later revealed in chapter 835, her mother is Charlotte Linlin, a.k.a Big Mom, one of the Four Emperors. This also makes her a Walking Spoiler.
  • Cool Big Sis: She was one to her younger sister, Pudding. She gave her a pat on the head before she ran away from home, and Pudding admires her enough to refuse becoming the Minister of Cacao Island after Lola's departure left it vacant, feeling her big sister would be a better Minister than her.
  • Determinator: She's really dead-set on finding a husband who'll accept and love her. Fortunately, she can take rejection well.
  • Dual Wielding: Carries two swords across her back, and while she is never seen using them in battle, the fact that her zombie was very capable at using two axes might indicate this.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's the "Loved One" in question, and played with. The "evil" in question is her family, Charlotte Family. When it seems that Lola's siblings care for her, they were shocked when they discover Luffy and Nami were carrying Lola's Vivre Card and assumed the worst, asking for her last words. However, a few of said siblings were later seen being totally fine with Big Mom's plan to kill their sister, with Lola's brother Opera preparing to torture Nami to get Lola's location out of her. Big Mom herself hates her guts, contrary to what Lola assumed of her mother. Her twin sister, Chiffon, is among the few of her family who genuinely cares for her... and she's a Token Good Teammate.
  • Fallen Princess: The estranged runaway daughter of the queen Big Mom, a former resident of Tottoland and the former minister of Chocolate Island. She's totally fine with her new life as a pirate captain, but she's unaware that her family hates her guts for running away to the point of wanting to kill her, thinking they still love her and understand her decisions.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to her twin sister Chiffon's responsible. When Nami talks to Chiffon, she is found to be more mature and pragmatic than her twin, and notes that Lola is naive enough to think that their mother still loves her.
  • For Want of a Nail: Lola's mother blames her for the fact that she isn't already King of the Pirates, all because Lola ran away rather than go through with the Arranged Marriage with the prince of the giants, Loki, that had been set up for her. Lola's mother believes that, had the marriage actually happened, the allies and power gained from it would have helped her become King of the Pirates.
  • Gag Lips: Has an oversized pair of red lips. She shares them with her mother, father, and twin sister.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Pretty much the way to recognize her as female (with... that kind of face) is her hair, which she styles into braids. Averted in Chapter 848 during Pudding's flashback, where she wore her hair in a short bob with a bow on her head.
  • Gonk: She's not very high in the looks department, which may be why her marriage proposals keep getting rejected. Though she's not much better looking than her zombie, which was a warthog. Her immediate family, including her mother, father, and twin sister share the Gonkiness, too.
  • Gonky Femme: She may be a large woman with a big, odd face, but she's still quite ladylike and wants someone to marry her. Not to mention, her Japanese voice is quite feminine-sounding, too.
  • Hair Decorations: She wore a single large bow on her head in one of her sibling's childhood flashbacks of her.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She assured the Straw Hats that her mother would lend them a hand if they ever got in trouble. Later chapters show that said mother, Big Mom, is very cruel, insane, and anything but helpful. Later lampshaded by her twin sister, who correctly figures that Lola is so "happy-go-lucky" that she probably doesn't even realize their mother hates her guts.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: She has a twin Charlotte Chiffon with the same Gonky face. However, Lola has braided hair and has a tooth gap. Her twin has Girlish Pigtails and a bow in her hair similar to one Lola had before running away.
  • I Have No Son!: Lola's mother seems to have disowned her for running away from a crucial Arranged Marriage, and wants to have her killed for her disobedience.
  • Love Freak: See Marry for Love below.
  • Marry for Love: Her main goal, which is why she proposed to random people over 4,000 times. She hasn't succeeded yet, though, due to her Gonky face. It's later revealed that her desire for true love caused her to run away from a political marriage with the giants' prince, Loki, which would help her mother become King of the Pirates had it not fallen through. Even though Lola's suitor was one of the first, and so far only, people to fall in love with her, the fact that the groom was already chosen didn't sit right with her.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!": Participates in one during the Thriller Bark arc, as everyone watches Gekko Moriah unleashes "Shadow Asgard".
  • Naïve Everygirl: Romantic, innocent and clueless. The clueless bit comes from her still thinking that her mother wouldn't kill her after running away from the most important marriage she had ever arranged.
  • Name's the Same: Invoked. Both she and her zombie (i.e the undead humanoid warthog that had her shadow) have the same name.
  • Nice Hat: A tiny bowler hat. She later ditches the bowler for a small, flowered, dark Stetson hat post-Time Skip.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Averted. Despite having had proposed over 4,000 times, she's totally fine with being rejected. Her zombie, however, plays it straight.
  • Odd Name Out: The rest of the Charlotte family is named after sweets or musical acts. It helps cement her status as the White Sheep.
  • Plucky Girl: Refused to budge while the sun was actively disintegrating her, because she had already decided to put her faith in Luffy to get everyone's shadows back.
  • The Runaway: Lola's mother arranged for her to marry the giants' prince, Loki, which would ally the Big Mom Pirates with the giants, and help her mother become King of the Pirates. Lola wanted to find a husband of her own choosing, so she ran away from home.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: It is unlikely that any fictional character has tried harder to find a husband than Lola has, having asked 4452 men to marry her, including all of the male members of the Straw Hats, even the non-human Chopper and the undead Brook. They all said no. If her appearance doesn't turn them away, her habit of coming on too strong will; it tends to be the first thing she asks upon meeting men. Luckily, she takes rejection in stride, and she still shows no signs of giving up.
  • Spanner in the Works: Chapter 847 reveals that Lola was supposed to marry the giants' prince, Loki, who could help her mother become the King of the Pirates. Her running away put her mother's plans down the crapper; this is why there are no giants on Totto Land and why Lola's twin sister got smacked if she and their mother met. Lola's mother's hatred for her is to the point where she sends Opera, Lola's brother, to interrogate the captured Luffy and Nami for Lola's location so she can kill her.
    • The Vivre Card she gave to Nami also allowed Nami to control Big Mom's homies to an extent.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Lola inherited her ugliness, Gag Lips, and too small eyes from her father. She also heavily resembles her twin sister in all but hair. Lola has braids, while her twin has pigtails. In that case it's justified due to being identical twins. Some of her ugliness may have come from her mother, too.
  • Supreme Chef: Chapter 879 reveals that she was a very good chocolatier much like her younger sister Pudding, enough to make her occupy the seat of being Minister of Chocolatown. Pudding was expected to replace her sister as Minister after Lola ran away from a political marriage, but she always refused, seeing Lola as a better cook and a better Minister.
  • Teeth Flying: She has a tooth gap, presumably from her pirate life and the events of the Thriller Bark arc. Flashbacks reveal that all her teeth were still intact before she ran away.
  • The Unfavorite: Lola became this to her family and especially her mother after she ran away from an important Arranged Marriage with the giant prince, Loki. Her disobedience also caused her twin to be horrifically abused by Big Mom whenever the two crossed paths, just for being her identical twin sister. One of Lola's brothers is willing to help interrogate Luffy and Nami for Lola's location so Big Mom can assassinate her. Lola herself is completely unaware of her family's extremely low opinion of her, a fact that her twin comments on, noting that she won't be able to come back home without people trying to kill her.
  • White Sheep: Is this to her family, at least in the audience's eyes, for being a nice, decent person compared to the homicidal, sadistic tendencies made apparent in most of her siblings. Said family, except for her twin sister, at least, sees her as the Black Sheep.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
  • You Wouldn't Shoot Me: She's confident that her mother wouldn't kill her, because they're family. Her twin sister knows far better and states that Lola wouldn't be able to set foot back in Totto Land without being assassinated.

Sabaody Arcipelago

Flying Fish Riders/Rosy Life Riders and the Macro Fish-Man Pirates

    In General 
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A Gang of kidnappers from the Sabaody Archipelago. The members are dressed like bikers and rides huge Tobio (Flying Fish). Their boss, Duval, is a huge masked man who holds a grudge against Sanji, because he looks exactly like his badly drawn wanted poster. They're briefly allied with a trio of fishmen kidnappers, the Macro Fish-Man Pirates (composed by Macro, Tansui and Gyaro). After their defeat and after Sanji's operation on Duval's face they join sides with the Straw Hats.


  • Badass Biker: They are about the closest thing to a gang of bikers, but they are not very Badass.
  • Berserk Button: Prior to their Heel–Face Turn, just mentioning Sanji was enough for Duval to get really pissed.
  • Black Sheep: Macro was among the big brothers (dubbed the cruelest) of the Fish-Man District, which included Fisher Tiger, Jimbei and Arlong. You know you are a Black Sheep when Arlong is better than you morally.
  • Brutal Honesty: Tansui and Gyaro often remarks that Duval is a oaf and similar stuff. Macro usually call them out on this.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Many of them uses large iron clubs as weapons.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After the Straw Hats defeat them and Sanji rearranges Duval's face, they become their allies.
  • Dumb Muscle: Tansui and Gyaro. The latter would have let Hachi go in exchange for some takoyaki.
  • Easily Forgiven: Even that they are involved in the morally bankrupt slave trade, once they back out, Duval and Co are treated as normal allies.
  • Guns Akimbo: Macro's main weapons during his days as a Sunny Pirate.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Both groups. Macro's gang isn't sympathetic at all, though.
  • Informed Ability: Macro, Tansui and Gyaro all brag about their skills (strength, fishmen karate and fencing style) before being one-shotted by Hacchan's Takoyaki Punch attack.
  • Jerkass: Macro isn't quite a Complete Monster (Mostly because he's so minor in the grand scheme of things), but the fact that he used to a Fish-Man Pirate and is involved in the slave trade before and after joining the Sunny Pirates, something his former captain Fisher Tiger hated, is quite low.
  • Making a Splash: Tansui is apparently a Fish-Man Karateka. Probably not a good one, though.
  • Master Swordsman: Subverted with a ton of bricks. Gyaro thinks he is with his Goldfish Fencing style, but isn't even close to being in Hatchi's league.
  • Terrible Trio: The Macro Fish-Man Pirates, which doubles as a Oddly Small Organization.

    "Iron Mask" Duval 

"Iron Mask" Duval

Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (JP), David Vincent (EN)

Age: 23 (Pre-Timeskip), 25 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: August 11th

Debut: Chapter 491 (Manga), Episode 386 (Anime)

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Click here to see his new face 

"Did somebody say...'handsome'?"

A former bounty hunter and kidnapper based in Sabaody Archipelago, leader of the Rosy Life Riders (formerly known as Flying Fish Riders) turned ally of the Straw Hats. Initially, his relationship with the Straw Hats was very hostile, particularly Sanji, as the crew's raid on Enies Lobby made them world famous, and turned his (comparatively) "quiet" life of being a small-time mafia hood into a nightmare as he was hounded by Marines and bounty hunters, as he looked remarkably like Sanji's terribly drawn wanted poster. Eventually, he was forced to wear an iron mask, to protect his identity, and live the life of a kidnapper as part of the biker gang, The Flying Fish Riders.

After antagonizing the Straw Hats, by kidnapping their friends Camie and Pappagu, the Flying Fish Riders were easily defeated, and Duval personally had his face rearranged (literally) by Sanji. However, upon Duval's recovery, he found himself looking beautiful, and no longer held a grudge on the crew; personally thanking Sanji for beating him pretty, and declares he is now in their debt. His new outlook on life changed, he began calling himself "Handsome", and changed his crew name to the Rosy Life Riders. He was of some use during the middle of the Sabaody Archipelago arc, and after the crew were vanished by Kuma, he swore to protect the ship until they returned. During the Time Skip, he received several injuries from a battle with the Marines after they discovered the Thousand Sunny and fought alongside Hatchan until the Marines retreated. He was last seen covered in bandages with the rest of the Rosy Life Riders in the back of Shakky's Ripp-Off Bar.


  • Badass Normal: Despite being completely overshadowed by Sanji in a fight, he and his gang were able to successfully defend the Thousand Sunny from Marine attackers for two years straight while the Straw Hats were separated from it.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Introduced with the implication that he is a dangerous figure from Sanji's past who would go on to become a major villain. In reality, he and Sanji have no pre-existing relationship and he ends up being a comically short-lasting villain who very quickly becomes a helpful ally.
  • Berserk Button: The mere mention of the Straw Hats, especially Sanji, was enough to have him rant at length about his revenge, which in turn brought out his accent. That was all sorted out though.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Before his Heel–Face Turn, he's built up as an intimidating villain. Turns out he's just the victim of a terrible misunderstanding. Then Sanji fixes his problem and he drops the act.
  • Bishōnen: Thanks to Sanji, and he's really thankful for it.
  • Camp Straight: Don't let his eccentric and narcissistic behavior fool you, he's not gay. He only started acting like this after Sanji's operation.
  • Casanova Wannabe: At becoming a Bishōnen, he soon went around trying to hit on girls, to no avail. Sanji mentions that he may have repaired his face, but not his screwy personality.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Sanji destroys him with a single attack. To his credit, Sanji's attack was powered up by seething rage.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's only the antagonist for the first half of the Sabaody Archipelago arc before becoming an extremely helpful guide for the second half.
  • Doppelgänger: Unwittingly, to Sanji. It's revealed that Sanji's royal family, the Vinsmokes, have been looking for him for several years, but because Sanji's bounty posters had Duval's face, the Vinsmokes focused on him instead. It's also revealed that the Vinsmokes physically and psychologically abused Sanji as a kid, so having Duval around gave him a form of protection (though both parties didn't know it). Now that Sanji fixed Duval's face, he ends up revoking that protection.
  • A Father to His Men: His crew are very loyal to him, and he doesn't mistreat them in any way. Before and after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Sorta. He was a small-time hood who became a notorious slave ringer.
  • Gonk: At first. His face prior to Sanji's face-fixing could be described as, "What if Sanji was born Gonk-looking?"
  • Heel–Face Turn: He was the enemy of the Straw Hats because he happened to look like Sanji's poorly drawn wanted poster. When his face was fixed, he became their ally because of gratitude. He also stopped kidnapping people for the slave trade.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Post-facial reconstruction, he's a friendly and helpful guy, but also a raging narcissist who is often extremely annoying to be around.
  • Large and in Charge: This guy must be around 10 feet tall, dwarfing even his lookalike Sanji.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: While he was accidentally framed for being a Straw Hat pirate, he revealed in his backstory that he was a mobster bullying a small town, so he kinda deserved the Navy being on his ass, even if it was for the wrong reasons. But anyhow, it was Duval's luck he wasn't caught by Sanji's father or Big Mom.
  • Magic Plastic Surgery: Received one courtesy of Sanji. He is very pleased with the results.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Wore an iron mask to hide his face from the Marines and bounty hunters. During this time, he was also a ruthless slave trader.
  • Man in the Iron Mask: Initially. He ditches the mask after his face is fixed.
  • Mistaken Identity: He looked like Sanji's poorly drawn wanted poster (which in turn looked nothing like Sanji). Gave him grief from bounty hunters and Marines. Until Sanji caved his face in several times.
  • Narcissist: Nowadays, he is. He's taken to call himself "Handsome", and injecting his new name in his sentences.
  • Paper Tiger: Built up as being a highly intimidating and dangerous enemy with some sort of past with Sanji, but is revealed to be a buffoon whose only connection to Sanji is his uncanny resemblance to his poorly drawn wanted poster. After the near-death experiences the Straw Hats faced at Enies Lobby and Thriller Bark, this guy is pretty much a joke.
  • The Reveal: One that was as shocking as it was hilarious - his face is almost exactly similar to the "bad art poster" Sanji, which is why he hides it in a mask and he has a deep grudge against Sanji. This undergoes a Cerebus Retcon when we find out that Duval was technically covering for Sanji, by unwittingly taking all the heat from Sanji due to his abusive family and Big Mom herself.
  • Undying Loyalty: Develops this towards Sanji after he rearranges his face to be handsome. While Sanji is grateful for his help, he otherwise finds Duval to be an annoyance.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Spends the timeskip protecting the Thousand Sunny with the rest of the crew.

Retired Pirates

    "Dark King" Silvers Rayleigh 

"Dark King" Silvers Rayleigh

Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe (JP), Bradford Hutson (episode 8), Bruce Carey (Sabaody arc onwards) (EN, Funi), Unknown (EN, 4Kids)

Age: 76 (Pre-Timeskip), 78 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: May 13th

Bounty: Unknown

Debut: Chapter 19 (Manga), Episode 8 (Anime)

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A ship-coating master in Sabaody Archipelago and former First Mate of Gold Roger. Given the Red Baron "The Dark King" during his days as a pirate. During this time as a pirate, he acted as a supervisor of the crew, having a disciplinary role to Shanks and Buggy, especially when they argued. Having long since retired from piracy after Roger disbanded his crew, he hid in the Sabaody Archipelago and became infamous for coating ships, gambling, drinking, and partying with women. He is married to his business partner of twenty years Shakuyaku, and is good friends with Hatchan, who saved his life when he was a kid.


  • Awesomeness Is a Force: Knocked out an entire crowd of watchers with this when the Straw Hats caused a scene in the Auctioning House. Even a member of the Heart Pirates, which is assuredly a Badass Crew considering their captain is Supernova Trafalgar Law, nearly fainted from his awesomeness.
  • Badass Beard: He has a beard that matches his age and legacy.
  • Badass Normal: It came as a shock to many fans that he doesn't have a Devil Fruit, despite fighting an Admiral to a standstill after twenty years of inaction. He's just that good.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He got an epic one against Kizaru as the latter was about to finish off Zoro.
  • Big Good: Took over after Whitebeard's death in the Marineford arc.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Is capable of swimming through the Calm Belt, the most dangerous stretch of water in One Piece. It's so dangerous that only specially-made Marine battleships and the Kuja's ships, which are pulled by sea serpents strong enough to keep the monsters at bay.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Remember the ship's first mate who broke up the argument between Buggy the Clown and Shanks, and is not mentioned again? Ladies and gentlemen, you just met Silvers Rayleigh.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He likes going out and looking for beautiful ladies around, but he's otherwise a well-meaning, wise-cracking old man.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: He looks like a regular old man with his top on... but is one of the most muscular characters in the series with his top off.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is around Garp's age, able to still throw down with Admirals, plays mentor to Luffy, and all around badass.
  • Dirty Old Man: Shakky suggests that he loves women, and this is implied to be the thing that actually motivates him to do anything to his captors after they force an explosive collar around Camie's neck.
  • Death Glare: Did this against some ringers when Camie was in trouble, leaving them knocked out and foaming in the mouth.
  • The Dreaded: Enough so that Garp (the man who took on Roger himself) outright told his men to not engage him or tell Sengoku when he found out that he was on Sabaody, as he didn't want to risk the consequences of the Marines having to deal with both him and Whitebeard at the same time. Bear in mind that Whitebeard, in addition to being the World's Strongest Man also had massive Badass Crew supporting him. Rayleigh is alone. Yet Garp's worry is justified in that anybody less powerful than an Admiral would probably just get in the way against Rayleigh and the Marines needed all of their Admirals for the upcoming war against Whitebeard.
  • Foreshadowing: His demonstration of Armament Haki was rather different. Rather than turning his limb black, he delivered a close-range Hand Blast from his palm to repel an elephant. It is later revealed in Wano arc that this is an advanced form of Armament Haki which allows the user to strike their target from a distance, potentially bypassing any and all defense.
  • I Owe You My Life: Hatchan saved his life when he was a kid. That might be why he offered to coat the Thousand Sunny for the journey to Fish-Man Island for free, after Luffy saved Hatchan's life at the slave auction.
  • Ki Attacks: He's an Old Master of all forms of Haki, and is also the one who taught Luffy how to use it.
  • Living Legend: Called as one by Usopp. He's the First Mate of the legendary crew, he's still alive, and he's still badass enough to take on the likes of Kizaru.
  • Manly Tears: He's strong enough to take an Admiral, feared by the Marines, and the Pirate King's second-in-command. Yet he's still not afraid to show his emotions.
  • Meaningful Name: Along with Punny Name and Prophetic Name. Silvers Rayleigh is Gold Roger's First Mate. (And one of his crewmates was called Scopper Gaban.) Also, "Rayleigh" refers to "Rayleigh scattering", an optical phenomenon characterized by the scattering of light. As the first and only character able to break up Kizaru's light beams (albeit done with Haki), it's fitting. Plus, it's a possible historical Shout-Out to British explorer/entrepeneur Sir Walter Raleigh.
  • Mr. Exposition: Averted. Despite him knowing the answers to some of the series driving questions (the location/status of One Piece, what happened during the Void Century), for various reasons the Strawhats insist he not tell them anything.
  • Number Two: To Roger.
  • Old Master: He is around Garp's age but a master of Haki and other fighting forms.
  • Olympic Swimmer: How do we know for certain that he's not a Devil Fruit user? He swam most of the way from Saboady to Amazon Lily (almost the same distance Luffy was flung by Kuma), after his boat capsized, and even killed a hostile Sea King on the way.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: When the Straw Hats are making it back to the Thousand Sunny post time-skip, he cuts off the Marines who are pursuing them, and then draws a line in the ground:
    "My apprentice is setting sail. Do as you please. But I would suggest that you do not cross this line."
  • Red Baron: "The Dark King." The Swedish translation made him "Dödens Konung" — the King of Death.
  • Retired Badass: He has since quit piracy, but he's still awesome enough to go toe-to-toe with an Admiral even in his old age and even cut him despite him being a Logia-type. And all this after twenty years of non-action.
  • Schmuck Bait: He plays the role of an helpless old man when at auction just to be purchased.
  • The Trickster: He gambles his money away, and to pay off old debts, he allows himself to be captured and sold as a slave. Because he looks like an unassuming old man, no-one notices that capturing the Roger Pirates Number Two is playing with fire, so he would usually steal the money of whatever schmuck with more cash than brains once he's bought off, pay off his old debts, and start gambling again. He actually highlights that buying him is bona-fide Schmuck Bait as in his words: "Who'd want to buy me as a slave? I'm an old man!"
  • You Remind Me of X: While he doesn't say it in the series, it's heavily implied that Rayleigh sees Luffy as the spitting image of his former Captain Gol D. Roger. Several of Rayleigh's flashbacks and the fact the Rayleigh just cannot seem to stop smiling whenever he's talking to Luffy support this. At the time of Luffy's departure, Rayleigh was brought to tears when Luffy happily shouted, "Rayleigh, I'm gonna do it. I'M GONNA BE THE PIRATE KING!!" followed by his comment to Shakky that Luffy has become a man fit to wear Roger's straw hat.

    Shakuyaku 

Shakuyaku

Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru (JP), Elizabeth Maxwell (EN)

Age: 62 (Pre-Timeskip), 64 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: May 8th

Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)

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Also known as Shakky, she is Silver Rayleigh's wife and business partner and an old friend of Hatchan's, who owns a bar in the Sabaody Archipelago called "Shakky's Rip-Off Bar", which places highly exorbetant prices on anything you purchase there. Those who don't take the pub name very seriously are dealt with accordingly. Other than business, she somewhat obsessively reads newspapers to garner information about current affairs which already gives her a Ms Exposition role, as seen when she informs the Straw Hats that nine other pirates are on the archipelago, who like themselves have garnered the World Government's attention, and (including Luffy and Zoro) were dubbed the Eleven Supernovas.

She herself was once a pirate, and was chased by Vice-Admiral Garp, but she retired forty years ago. She appears to sensitive about her age since as soon as the question was brought up, she changed the subject (For the curious, she's 62 pre-timeskip, it's All There in the Manual). Shakky quickly look a liking to the Straw Hats, so much that she didn't charge them. She especially took a liking to Monkey D. Luffy and seems to believe him when he told her he wants to be the Pirate King.


  • Cool Old Lady : Although she really doesn't look that old.
  • Ms Exposition: Well, she does read a lot of papers.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks rather young, but she's sixty-two years old pre-timeskip. She looks so young despite this that when Brook asks to see her panties, she's flattered enough to be asked at her age to actually comply!
  • Retired Badass: Was chased by "Garp the Hero" and retired forty years ago, but still has it in her to kick the ass of anyone who doesn't pay in full for their drinks.
  • Smoking Is Cool: One of the rare women in the show who smokes, and she definitely isn't a woman to be trifled with.

Visiting Pirates

Fake Straw Hat Crew

    In General 
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A relatively new (well, to being impersonators, that is) crew led by "Three Tongued" Demalo Black, this small and very weak crew took advantage of the disappearance of the Straw Hat Pirates and impersonated them (minus Brook, who was not known as a member until recently) and used their reputation to recruit 100+ members, including 10 people with bounties over 70,000 and three whole crews, the captains of which are "Gashed" Albion, "Lip Service" Doughty & the new-age Supernova brothers "Wet Hair" Caribou" & "Blood Splatterer" Coribou.

The crew is now effectively dismantled. Black was captured by Sentomaru, the fake Robin (Cocoa) & the fake Chopper were kidnapped by mysterious agents, the fake Zoro, Nami, Sogeking, Sanji & Franky were buried alive by the brothers, Doughty was also either captured by Sentomaru or, judging from a large pile of bodies, killed & the brothers & Albion defected and escaped.


  • All There in the Manual: The Fake Straw Hats' names, except for Fake Luffy (Demalo Black), Fake Robin (Cocoa) and Fake Sanji (Drip).
    • As well as the fact that Albion escaped being arrested.
  • Boss in Mook's Clothing: Switched around, they are actually Mooks in Boss' Clothing.
  • Buried Alive: The final fate of the fakes Zoro, Nami, Sogeking, Sanji & Franky.
  • Butt-Monkey: They're all hardly threatening, such that they're even made into jokes.
  • Casting Gag: All of them are played by the same voice actors as the Straw Hat pirates, just with their respective voice actors changed around. It's meant to highlight their being total phonies.
  • Cowardly Lion: The fake Sogeking has some shred of bravery though, as tried to save the fake Sanji from being suffocated by Caribou.
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: They're posing as the Straw Hats. Extends to a Casting Gag in the anime, with the Straw Hats' seiyuu being mixed around and providing voices for the Fakes. For example Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji) is voicing Demalo Black.
  • Dirty Coward: The moment there's trouble, they immediately lose their cool and run away the moment their con is exposed.
  • Dumb Muscle: The fakes aren't very bright, unable to tell that they were at several points threatening the real Straw Hats. This even extends to the recruits who didn't realise they were being played by fakes with Paper Thin Disguises until Sentomaru exposed the con.
  • Entitled Bastard: Black seems to think Luffy's rep can make him get away with everything.
  • Fat Bastard: The fake Luffy, Zoro & Sogeking & Doughty are all fat and all pirates.
  • Flat Character: Albion & Doughty don't have much screen time or lines.
  • Flunky Boss: Black/Fake Luffy was aiming to be one, but did not succeed. In some ways, he was a weaker & unlucky Buggy.
  • Gag Lips: Lip Doughty is famous in-universe for this.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: That infamous scene where fake Robin offers Chopper a cucumber.
  • Gonk: Every single freakin' member except Fake Chopper.
  • Irony: The only one of them who looks remotely like the Straw Hat he's supposed to be imitating is fake Sanji, for whom the resemblance is actually fairly strong. Why? Because they all tried to copy the crew's looks from their wanted posters, and Sanji's poster looks nothing like him.
  • Kick the Dog: Black is a utter prick, shooting people when he wants with no regret. Caribou & Coribou are even worse.
  • Knife Nut: Albion is seen wielding three daggers and a large knife.
  • Meaningful Name: "Three Tongued" is a old British term for someone who lies to multiple people at once.
  • Mugging the Monster: You would think the impostors would know how the people they copy look like.
  • Oh, Crap!: Several...one satisfying reaction from them is when they saw the Marines after their ass.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • They are middle-aged Gonks. The real deals are teenagers and young adults. Do the math.
    • Chopper is a reindeer. Fake Chopper is a fox.
    • In their defense, the concept of people looking radically different in a relatively short amount of time isn't exactly uncommon in the One Piece universe.
  • Red Shirt: Many of them, expecially Lip Doughty and Albion.
  • Smug Snake: They're all extremely smug and act like complete bastards, leeching off the Straw Hats reputation within any strength to back it up.
  • The Starscream: Caribou & Coribou only joined so they could kill the Straw Hats on the inside for fame.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Oh yeah, passing yourself off as a legendary pirate crew to recruit Ax-Crazy pirates and letting them do your dirty work isn't going to backfire at all.

    "Three-Tongued" Demalo Black 

"Three-Tongued" Demalo Black

Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (JP), Eric Vale (EN)

Age: 36

Birthday: May 5th

Bounty: 26,000,000 Berries

Debut: Chapter 598 (Manga), Episode 517 (Anime)

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"Hey big guy! Don't you know who you're talking to!?!"

A phony that thought he and his crew could pass themselves off as the Straw Hats after the time skip. He attempts to use the deception to gain more people to support him. He and his whole crew were curb-stomped by the Marines when they heard that Luffy has come back... which he really should have seen coming. The only major contribution to the story is introducing the far more menacing (but still out of his league) villain Caribou.

His actual bounty is 26,000,000 Berries.


  • Arc Villain: The main villain of the Return to Sabaody arc.
  • Beard of Evil: Has prominent stubble along his jaw, to contrast Luffy, who never had so much as peach fuzz on his chin.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Tries to pass himself as the real deal. Sentomaru kicks his ass with one strike, and from the broad end of his axe, to boot.
    • He talks a big game as "Luffy", but the real Luffy's bounty was more than fifteen times the amount of Black's at the time, and it's currently over nineteen times as large, to boot. Not to mention that Luffy's first bounty was higher than Black's.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He manages to briefly antagonize Usopp, Nami, and Luffy himself; and, as you would expect, ends up getting beat up/ knocked unconscious for his troubles. Towards the end of his story, he also tempts fate by trying to intimidate Sentomaru, who just flattens him with only the broad end of his axe.
  • Butt-Monkey: Manages to humiliate himself in all of his appearances, which is impressive for a guy that got about 4 chapters of screen time. He'll probably make Caribou run for his money.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His "fight" with Sentomaru just consisted of him being smacked by the latter with the broad side of his axe. He goes down in one hit.
  • Dirty Coward: He and his crew's cowardice matches with their smugness. Especially after Sentomaru beats Black's skull with the broad end of his axe, his remaining crew decide to ditch him and plead for mercy.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Luffy; he's a huge coward underneath that smugness, is fat, a self-serving conman who fooled everyone into believing he's the real deal, and whose "friends" are just as cowardly and arrogant as him, brags about his reputation, and his only weapon is a revolver. Luffy is a fearless Idiot Hero who has Undying Loyalty to his pirate crew, is a Devil Fruit user and Big Eater who is always skinny no matter how much he eats, never brags about what he does, and actually has the power and skill to back up his reputation.
  • Evil Laugh: His Signature Laugh, "Dohaha".
  • Fat Bastard: A good reason that tells you he ain't Luffy. The real Luffy would chug down platefuls of meat in seconds without long-lasting side-effects.
  • Fat Idiot: His scheme involves impersonating some of the most wanted and most dangerous pirates in the world, without having anything to back it up, and using that to goad other pirates that are way more powerful than him (and a personality to match) into doing his dirty work. Does this sound like a good idea to you?
  • Gonk: Another reason why he's not Luffy - he's a fat, middle-aged man with a smug grin, while Luffy is a cute-looking kid.
  • Jerkass: Not only does he shoot a couple who happens to look like Nami and Usopp, but even after he finds out he's wrong, he shoots them some more because they complained. It later results in his phony pirate crew ditching him and pleading for mercy after Sentomaru easily stomps him.
  • Nice Hat: Inverted; he has a straw hat like the real Luffy, but the state of said hat is another indicator why he's not Luffy. The real Luffy's hat was given to him by Shanks and is really well-cared for, and ruining it is his "punch horribly" button. Black's straw hat looks extremely shoddy and neglected, with an uneven rim from the straws sticking out.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: His idea of putting up a good fight is sitting on his ass and shooting people from point blank range. As you might have figured, he didn't even make it to the New World; you simply have to know how to fight if you're going to call yourself just a Grand Line pirate captain.
  • Oh, Crap!: Practically peed himself when he saw the Marines in his presence, he then foolishly tries to scare them off with his lies. Sentomaru would give none of that crap.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He might pass on a general description of Luffy, but even then pirate bounty posters include pictures so...
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks that he can pass himself as Luffy, but he's obviously out of his league (and obviously lacking a Devil Fruit ability).
  • Smug Snake: Thinks he can get into the New World by pretending to be Luffy, but he is quickly proven to be an impostor by the real (and now more powerful) Luffy.
  • Starter Villain: The very first after the Time Skip. Also quite a pathetic one (even Captain Morgan can briefly put up a fight).

The Caribou Pirates

    "Wet-Haired" Caribou 

"Wet-Haired" Caribou

Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (JP), Andrew Kasten (EN)

Age: 32

Birthday: July 4th

Bounty: 210,000,000 Berries

Debut: Chapter 600 (Manga), Episode 519 (Anime)

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"Well now, what have we here? Who is this little fellow whispering behind a rock because he looks like a Navy soldier? And, my goodness! What is this? You're weren't looking to crush our harmless party, were you? No... NO! That's not very civil at all! 'Cause if you were calling your friends for backup, that would not end well, seeing as they weren't invited. [...] That is good to hear—and I say that for your sake too, keeheeheehee! Because if your friends did show up, this grove will be covered in blood. Their blood... and your blood!"

An infamous rookie pirate and captain of the Caribou Pirates with a bounty of 210,000,000 and a Logia-class Devil Fruit, "Wet-Haired" Caribou is infamous for murdering Marines and burying them alive. Caribou's a psychotic, homicidal serial killer that buries his victims alive for irritating him, all while praying to God to forgive the victims' sins. Caribou has eaten the Swamp-Swamp Fruit (Numa Numa no Mi), a Logia class Devil Fruit which allows him to transform into, create, and control a mud-like substance which he refers to as "swamps".


  • Ax-Crazy: Good lord, Caribou!
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: In Caribou's cover arc, "Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World" he defeats, and kills, one of Kaido's men who was supervising an island in Kaido's territories, all to save an old lady who nursed Caribou back to health after he marooned on said island. This is unlike what the Straw Hats do, who beat the villains into next week but leave them alive.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With Vander Decken and Hody Jones during the Fish-Man Island arc. While the first two are working together, Caribou's roaming around Fish-Man Island on his own, kidnapping various mermaids and planning to sell them off in an auction, which indirectly caused the inhabitants of the island to blame the Straw Hats for it. The mess is cleared up by the end, thankfully.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Despite the Ensemble above, Caribou's also nowhere near as threatening as either Decken or Hody, and his every interaction with the Straw Hats sees him being humiliated. Both those guys are Wannabes themselves, but Caribou is much less threatening than even them.
  • Blob Monster: Caribou's Logia-class swamp Devil Fruit allows him to turn into one.
  • Body Horror: Examples found in chapter 650. The first one is most terror-worthy, but even in the second... bodies should not be like that!
  • Buried Alive: One of Caribou's favorite ways to kill someone. This also happens to be the final fate of the Imposter Straw Hats, excluding Demalo Black (incapacitated and incarcerated by Sentoumaru), Cocoa, and Fake Chopper (both were taken away by men in black suits). This trope is also what happened to Scotch, Kaido's subordinate, when he was defeated by Caribou (masquerading as revolutionary leader Gaburu).
  • The Bus Came Back: After his defeat at the end of the Fish-Man Island arc and his own mini-cover story, he appears in the Wano arc as a prisoner in the same jail now housing Kidd and Luffy.
  • Butt-Monkey: Once Caribou met the Straw Hats, his life pretty much turned into this. Even in a proper fight, he went down in one punch. The purpose of his character is to showcase the difference between the Grand Line and the New World; being a Logia, he would have been an extremely difficult opponent to the Paradise-level Straw Hats, but Logia on its own just doesn't cut it anymore, and Caribou quickly finds himself humiliated by six New World-ready pirates from three different crews.
  • Chest Blaster: Caribou keeps a gatling gun hidden inside his body, which pops out of his stomach when he needs to fire it.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Like Caesar Clown, Caribou possesses a Logia that, while strong, is nothing on its own in an area that is positively lousy with powerful Haki users. Like Caesar, he's very aware of this and dispenses with theatrics in favor of good old-fashioned dirty fighting; but unlike Caesar, he doesn't fuck around. In his cover arc, "Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World", it allowed him to win a fight with Scotch, one of Kaido's subordinates and the guardian of Kaido's favorite island by using his powers to asphyxiate him.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Caribou is on the receiving end of this thrice over near the end of the Fish-Man Island arc. He gets knocked out of the palace while trying to kidnap Shirahoshi. Then after that, he's knocked out with one punch when the Monster Trio pursued him and then again by Pekoms while trying to take back the treasure he stole.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Caribou's Devil Fruit allows him to control and transform into mud.
  • Doppelgänger: In his cover arc, Caribou discovers that he somehow bears an uncanny resemblance to revolutionary leader Gaburu who's actually dead. His face says it all.
  • Easily Forgiven: After escaping the G5 Marines, Coribou and crew happily go back working for "Bro-bro" in the cover arc "Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World", despite Caribou previously abandoning them to their fates. Justified, as Coribou and Caribou were taught by their grandmother to always get along no matter what they do to each other.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: In Caribou's cover arc Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World, it's shown that they were raised by their grandma which may became a reason why Caribou went back to save Gaburu's grandmother.
  • Evil Laugh: "Kehihihi" for Caribou. It's even the name of his cover arc!
  • Gonk: Both him and his brother are hideously ugly, not to mention freaky-looking, but especially Caribou to frightening levels.
  • Hammerspace: As a secondary effect of his powers, Caribou can absorb anything into his body, which comes in handy when he wants to kidnap young mermaids, even huge ones like Shirahoshi (though he was fortunately stopped before he could go through with that).
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Caribou's shirt has very long sleeves that extend past his fingertips. He can turn the tips of his sleeves into a mud-like substance (thanks to the power of his Swamp-Swamp Fruit) and use them to spew copious amounts of mud at people.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Per the above. Caribou has a spear, a pistol, a scythe, and a gatling gun stuffed inside him.
  • Hiding Behind Religion: Implied; Caribou begs God to forgive the Marine that tried to shoot him, and then has him Buried Alive as punishment for said Marine's "sins."
  • Humiliation Conga: Caribou's entire cover story arc so far is this. Jimbei serves him humiliation pie each cover.
    • It started even earlier than that. The Straw Hats send him flying when he's about to kidnap Shirahoshi, then Pekoms hands him his ass. Then the mini-arc begins, and it all goes downhill from there.
    • Almost being burned at the stake, getting stuck in a storm, being saved by a little old lady, being mistaken for a revolutionary commander — at this point, he's become so pathetic that people are starting to actually pity him.
    • Seems to have been broken after he fights off some of Kaido's subordinates, showing he really did earn that bounty.
  • Hypocrite: When captured by Franky, Caribou begs for mercy, crying out that human life is not to be wasted so quickly... despite the fact that he personally killed numerous Marines and the fake Straw Hats. The conversation took place after a foiled attempt to massacre the Straw Hats, which Franky points out.
  • Identical Stranger: Caribou happens to look a lot like Gaburu, a commander in the Revolutionary Army who is long dead before he arrived.
  • Jerkass: Comedic humiliations aside, Caribou is a rather unpleasant individual. After being saved by Gaburu's grandmother, he seems to have become genuinely attached to her, saving her from Kaido's subordinates.
  • Lethal Joke Character: By New World standards, Caribou is a laughably pathetic newbie who relies far too much on his Logia to survive, but he was not only able to take down some of Kaidou's men and their commander, a cyborg that is implied to have fought X.Drake pre-timeskip; he destroyed one of Kaidou's factories by enveloping it entirely into his swamp body - effectively winning Kaidou's favorite Island for the Revolutionaries.
  • Mistaken Identity: In Caribou's cover arc, the people on the island he marooned on mistake him for Gaburu, their revolutionary leader who will lead them in a rebellion against Scotch, one of Kaido's men. He later uses it to his advantage to rally the people and defeat Scotch, which turns into a Dead Person Impersonation as the old lady Caribou saved is seen at the end praying at the real Gaburu's grave.
  • Nightmare Face: Caribou. Looks even more unsettling in the anime.
  • Not So Harmless: His own cover arc Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World shows him actually winning in a fight against Scotch. Yes, he's winning a fight against the guardian of Kaido's favorite island. That has to count for something.
  • Novelty Decay: If he had appeared during the first half of the Grand Line, Caribou's Logia fruit combined with his sadism would have made him one of the most dangerous kinds of opponents. After the Time Skip, he serves as an example of why a Devil Fruit alone isn't good enough.
  • Oh, Crap!: Caribou, twice.
    • When Mohmoo ran away and took the rest of the crew with him in fear, Caribou had such an epic one that was on par with Eneru.
    • He had another one later when Luffy caught him red-handed trying to kidnap Shirahoshi.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Caribou is a Logia, but he may actually be an aversion, as since he's a liquid-based one, he seems to have a set amount he can generate, and he can be confined in a closed space (A barrel, if you want to know), but he can absorb materials into him like Blackbeard can.
  • Psycho for Hire: For the Impostor Straw Hats, before he defected.
  • Scary Black Man: You wouldn't know it from the manga, but in the anime, Caribou is actually black (Although his brother is pale white, for some reason) and he is hella scary with his deformed face and bright green eyes and whatnot.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: It's not very wise to open an unknown barrel with SUPER security seals. Poor mermaids.
  • Serial Killer: Caribou earned a reputation for killing Marines and burying them alive.
  • Shovel Strike: Coribou seems to carry one around, but actually uses it to dig more than fight.
  • Sibling Team: Caribou and Coribou constantly work together, with the latter following whatever his "Bro-bro" tells him to do.
  • Sinister Scythe: Caribou has one hidden away inside his swamp form.
  • Slasher Smile: Caribou's default expression.
  • Soul Saving Crusader: When Caribou's about to kill someone, he asks an unspecified god to forgive them of their sins. It's one of the reasons he's one of the most disturbing villains in the series.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Caribou wouldn't have lasted a week in the New World if he hadn't met the Straw Hats, due to his reliance on his devil fruit powers. Then he got his ass kicked by Luffy, Pekoms, and Jimbei, and for the most part seems more sensible, yet even more pathetic.
    Pekoms: (after kicking his ass) Logia users who think they're invincible have short lifespans.
  • Smug Snake: Caribou constantly has to reevaluate his plans, not because of Xanatos Speed Chess, but because when he encountered the actual Straw Hats he discovered he was completely out of his depth.
  • The Starscream: Caribou only joined the Imposter Straw Hats so they could kill them on the inside for fame.
  • Swamps Are Evil: Caribou is a Logia class Devil Fruit which allows him to transform into, create, and control a mud-like substance. This fruit also grants a Hammer Space like power that allows Caribou to swallow up and store things within his body; presumably, this ability comes from quicksand being a huge threat in swamps as well as countless stories of people wandering into them and disappearing.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Caribou, both times in his mini-arc.
    • When Caribou is captured by some G5 Marines, the rest of his crew shows up to save him. His idea of thanks is to take their ship during the fighting and leave them behind.
    • Later, when an old lady nurses Caribou back to health, the first thing he does as soon as she falls asleep is to steal some food and jewelry from her. Then it's subverted as he later comes around to save her from one of Kaido's men.
  • Villainous Rescue: In Caribou's cover arc he and his crew saves an island that was oppressed by one of Kaido's men while disguised as revolutionaries, all to help an old lady who nursed Caribou to health after he was marooned.
  • The Worf Effect: Caribou's one-hit defeat at the hands of Mr. Pekoms seems to exist mainly to showcase that it takes more than just a Logia and a 210 million bounty to last in the New World.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: A rare villainous example during Caribou's cover story - of course, since he's kind of a jerk, it's more funny to see him constantly yanked back to life-threatening peril. Even when Caribou wins and things are looking good for everyone, he doesn't catch a break: After beating Scotch and taking down the weapons factory, he immediately gets attacked by what looks to be Timeskip X.Drake, who is almost certainly WAY out of Caribou's league.

    "Blood-Splatterer" Coribou 

"Blood-Splatterer" Coribou

Voiced by: Kohei Fukuhara (JP), Dalton Tindall (EN)

Age: 29

Birthday: May 2nd

Bounty: 190,000,000 Berries

Debut: Chapter 600 (Manga), Episode 519 (Anime)

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"Huh?! I wasn't listening! I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry!"

Caribou's brother and co-captaion of the Caribou Pirates, "Blood Splatterer" Coribou has a bounty of 190,000,000. While Caribou is a bloodthirsty murderer, Coribou's a nervous, stuttering, and oblivious wreck.


  • Dumb Muscle: Coribou seems to fill the bill — no real tactics, no clever strategy. He just follows his Bro-bro's instructions.
  • Fat Bastard: Coribou's much more overweight than his brother.
  • Gatling Good: Unlike his brother, Coribou relies on a massive hand-cranked Gatling Gun to fight. Caribou uses this, too, keeping one in his chest as a surprise attack.
  • Gonk: Like his brother he's very unsightly.
  • Head Pet: Coribou seems to have an Iguana on his head for hair.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Coribou is always seen with a toothy frown, as shown in the folder image.
  • Serial Killer: Him and his brother became infamous for killing Marines and burying them alive.
  • Sibling Team: Works together with his brother Caribou, doing whatever "Bro-bro" tells him to do.
  • The Starscream: Like his brother they join the Imposter Straw Hats to kill them for the fame.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Coribou constantly gets left for dead or worse by Caribou, and somehow he manages to ALWAYS come back to his big bro; Crew and Ship and all. Crushed by a Kraken 1000 meters under the sea and drowning? Ship burnt by G-5 marines and being horribly tortured? Don't worry, they're fine.

Others

    Haredas 

Haredas

Voiced by: Rokuro Naya (JP), Jim White (EN)

Birthday: October 14th

Debut: Chapter 523 (Manga), Episode 418 (Anime)

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An elderly meteorolgical scientist living on the sky island of Weatheria. He takes in Nami after she is sent there by Kuma and, along with his colleagues, teaches her Meteorology and modifies her Clima-Tact for her.


  • Absent-Minded Professor: Definitely. For one example, when Nami panicked and got sad due to being separated from her friends, he tried to cheer her up with a Wind Knot; failing to realize that the gusts created by them are strong enough to send a person flying.
  • Blow You Away: He has a special piece of rope called a "Wind Knot".
  • Cool Old Guy: He's pretty goofy but he's quite the clever fellow. He fits the bill a lot more after the timeskip, where he and some other fellow scientists on Weatheria have taken up fashion and ditched the dated wizard's garb for more rad clothing.
  • Extreme Doormat: He always lets Nami get away with abusing him. Probably because he knows he can't stop her.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He's shown to be extremely short in the anime, though he's tall and wiry like the other residents of Weatheria in the manga.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a blue pointed hat that matches his wizard-like robe.
    • As of Chapter 825, he and the other Weatherian scientists are wearing new stylish clothes so they can impress Nami next time they see her. Now he has a black bowler-like hat with goggles to match his new black suit.
  • Punny Name: It basically translates to "bringing out clear skies".
  • Rain Aura: Its actually more of a Rain Sphere.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: He looks like a stereotypical wizard right out of Hogwarts.
  • Verbal Tic: "Oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi, oi..."
  • Wizard Beard: He looks like a wizard (as does most Weatherians) and has a long white beard.

    Heracles 

Heracles

Voiced by: Rintaro Nishi (JP), David Wilson-Brown (EN)

Birthday: May 10th

Debut: Chapter 524 (Manga), Episode 420 (Anime)

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A strange warrior in beetle-style armor that lives at Boin Archapelago. He befriended Usopp when he was sent there by Kuma and taught him about Pop Greens.


  • 24-Hour Armor: He is always seen wearing his armor.
  • Badass Cape: Underneath a beetle shell no less.
  • The Cameo: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it-moment, Heracles shows up on the Grantesoro of all places.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He has several quirks, such as his tendency to repeatedly introduce himself.
  • The Faceless: We never get to see what he looks like under that big helmet of his.
  • Green Thumb: He is an expert in the use of Pop Greens, seeds that grow to full sized plants in an instant.
  • Large Ham: I'M THE HERO OF THE FOREST, HERACLES-UN!
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He is always gabbing on about "manliness".
  • Utility Belt: Where he keeps his supply of Pop Greens.
  • Vague Age: It's hard to tell how old he is considering he never shows his face.
  • Verbal Tic: He has a habit of putting "-un" at the end of sentences and people's names.

Alternative Title(s): One Piece Major Villains Paradise

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