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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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    Crocus 
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, and more information on him can be found here.

    Laboon 

Laboon

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

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

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A huge whale who's waiting for a pirate crew he met fifty years ago to return as they promised... and has been smashing his head against the Red Line in sorrow ever since. He is cared for by a man named Crocus.
When the Straw Hats first enter the Grand Line, they encounter him and he accidentally swallows the entire Going Merry. After saving the whale from Baroque Works agents, who wanted to kill him to feed the bounty hunters of Whiskey Peak, Luffy challenges him for a quick fight and then paints his jolly roger on his head with the promise that, if it's still intact when they meet again, they'll have a rematch.
Since then, Laboon patiently waits for Luffy's return and doesn't smash his head against the Red Line anymore.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: Laboon is an oversized, friendly softie. Ships that annoy or challenge him merely get swallowed up, but piss him off proper and he'll curb-stomp you.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: After many chapters, Brook is revealed to be one of the Rumbar Pirates Laboon is waiting for. Upon hearing that Laboon is still waiting for the crew even fifty years later, Brook is determined as the only surviving (well, sorta) member to fulfill the promise to return to him.
  • Covered with Scars: From years of angrily smashing into the Red Line, Laboon's forehead is covered with scars. Luffy paints his jolly roger on the scars to prevent Laboon from hurting himself further.
  • Determinator: He's too gigantic to venture beyond the first-half of the Grand Line, so repeatedly smashes against the mountain to find his beloved Rumbar Pirates who haven't returned after decades. Crocus feared the whale would eventually kill himself in the process until Luffy is able to give Laboon hope again with the promise of a rematch fight at the condition Laboon doesn't ruin the painting on his head. Brook's flashbacks reveal Laboon was like this even as a baby whale, having followed the Rumbar Pirates to the lighthouse during a storm even after they (reluctantly) ignored him, trying to get him to return to his pod.
  • Gentle Giant: Laboon is a huge whale, but really kind.
  • Intellectual Animal: Laboon is heavily emotional and surprisingly understanding for a whale and can understand the motives behind people's actions.
  • I Will Wait for You: By the time he's introduced, he had spent the past fifty years waiting for the Rumbar Pirates to return. Luffy invokes this trope as well to prevent Laboon from hurting himself again.
  • 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: After engaging Laboon for a brief fight, Luffy paints a poor copy of the Straw Hats' Jolly Roger across his scars and promises 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, so Laboon has not hit the mountain since to keep his promise.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: At least as a baby whale, Laboon was very adorable, especially when he listens to Rumbar Pirates' music.
  • Shoo the Dog: The Rumbar Pirates tried to do this to him when they were going to enter the Grand Line by ignoring him, hoping he would return to his pod. Laboon followed them to the lighthouse anyway, so they decided to make a promise to return to him instead.
  • 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.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Rumbar Pirates. Even after fifty years since their departure, he still waits for them and hopes to reunite with them.
  • Womb Level: Laboon's internal anatomy is huge and complex thanks to Crocus operating it to take care of him. The Going Merry spends some chapters in his stomach, where the Straw Hats meet Crocus.
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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, Dorry and Broggy, 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 Broggy 

Dorry Voiced by: Daisuke Gōri (JP), Bob Carter (EN, Funi), Héctor Moreno (Netflix) (Latin American Spanish)
Broggy Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Jonathan C. Osborne (EN, Funi), Mauricio Pérez (Netflix) (Latin American Spanish)

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

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

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Broggy

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, Broggy's is red.
  • Beard of Barbarism: As befitting of Viking-style warriors, they have long beards. The beards reflect their weapons, with Broggy's being short and shaped like an axe's blade, while Dorry's is very long like his sword.
  • BFS: Dorry's weapon of choice is a sword longer than his own arm.
  • Big Fun: Broggy, both figuratively and literally, is rounder than Broggy and a bit more joyful.
  • Forever War: Because both are about equal in strength, every duel ends in a draw, therefore they've been fighting for well over a century with no signs of stopping. Even after their weapons break due to how consumed they are, they continue their eternal series of duels with their fist.
  • Friendly Enemy: They are best friends, and their endless, constant duels hasn't changed that. Mr. 3's plan gets going because Broggy 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 and Broggy wears a horned helmet.
  • Made of Iron: Dorry shrugged off an explosion from inside his stomach.
  • Offscreen Inertia: Cover stories always shows them engaged in their epic battle, implying that neither of them has managed to come out victorious.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: They're part of the giants from the village of Elbaf and as such they are proud warriors. Notably, they represent the proper introduction of the giant race in One Piece.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: They come from the village of Elbaf, whose inhabitants place a lot of emphasis and pride in being a warrior. Dorry and Broggy are no exception and their duels have a strict sense of honor: they only duel when smoke hail from the volcano and never use a dirty trick. Dorry even engaged the duel despite having just drank a barrel full of explosives, and Broggy is displeased to learn to have won thanks to an unfair advantage.
  • Razor Wind: HAKOKU!!!
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: According to their epithets, Dorry is the blue and Broggy the red. Subverted though since their personalities are similar.
  • Running Gag: Every time the two giants are revisited in a cover story, it shows that the never-ending battle is still going on, with nothing having changed except that they're using their bare fists after the loss of their weapons at the end of Little Garden Arc. They're still so evenly matched that each battle seems to end in a Double Knockout.
  • Signature Laugh: They each have a distinctive laugh.
    • Dorry: "Gegyagyagyagya!"
    • Broggy: "Gebabababababa!"
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite only appearing in a single story arc, they end up giving Usopp the inspiration to become a strong warrior of the sea and one day seek out Elbaf. Their subordinates Oimo and Kashi are pressganged into being gate guards for Enies Lobby in exchange for Dorry and Broggy's freedom, and Usopp revealing that he knows they're still on Little Garden caused them to do a Heel–Face Turn and help the Straw Hats.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Their names have been spelt "Dorey and Brogey" and loads of other variations.
  • Sword Beam: Hakoku, a blast created using all of their physical power that cuts through anything in its path. This is what finally destroys their aged weapons after a hundred years of dueling.
  • Tears of Joy: Subverted. Broggy, 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 Broggy 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, where the greatest doctors in the world reside. When the Straw Hats arrive, it's called "Drum Kingdom" because the mountain at the centre of the island has a flat top, making it look like a drum. The kingdom was attacked by the nascent Blackbeard Pirates, sending the king Wapol and his followers packing out of cowardice, and it changes its name to the Sakura Kingdom to honor the late Dr. Hiriluk after Dalton becomes the new king.

    Dr. Kureha 

Dr. Kureha

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

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

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.
  • Could Say It, But...: Her policy is that her patients are only allowed to leave after they have made a full recovery. After the Straw Hats have saved the island from Wapol and Nami's illness was on the mend though not fully cured, she continues to refuse to let Nami leave but explains that she now has to go take care of something and will be leaving the door unlocked.
  • Dr. Jerk: God help you if you try to defy her medical orders. It's mostly in the interest of her patients. Mostly.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's a genuinely terrific doctor and she ultimately is there to make sure her patients get better. But when gives medical orders, they are orders.
  • 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)
  • 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: Invoked by herself. While she is more then capable of fighting herself, during the fight against Wapol's goons she states that she'll take part to the fight only if they need her help, which they ultimately don't.
  • Ms. Exposition:
    • Subverted. She was the first person in the series to mention the mysterious "Will of D", but she never elaborated it.
    • Played straight in regards to Chopper's backstory, as she explains it to Nami and by extension the audience.
  • Older than They Look: She's actually 139 (141 after timeskip) years young.
  • Parental Substitute: Kureha is the closest thing Chopper has 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.
  • Silver Fox: Despite being more than a century old, she's does not look all that bad except maybe the 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).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She scolds Chopper after his first use of Monster Point, calling him out on the destruction he wrought and saying that it is his responsibility as an aspiring doctor to be careful.

    Dalton 

Dalton

Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (JP), Ted Lewis (EN, 4Kids), J. Michael Tatum (EN, Funi); Dafnis Fernández (4Kids, 1st voice), Ricardo Bautista (4Kids, 2nd Voice), Javier Otero (3rd Voice, Netflix) (Latin-American Spanish)

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

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

Devil Fruit: Ox-Ox Fruit Model: Bison

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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 eaten 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.
  • The Beastmaster: After the Time Skip, it's shown in a 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 cameos 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.
  • Elective Monarchy: After the Drum Kingdom is remade into the Sakura Kingdom, Dalton is elected as king, rather than being born into it like most royalty in the series.
  • The Good King: Justified. In contrast to Wapol, Dalton cares for his people and wants the best for Drum, for this reason he's elected as the king for the newly-made Sakura Kingdom.
  • Heroic Build: Tall and bulky, especially considering how Muscles Are Meaningless in this series.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He considers himself something of a failure over how long it took him to oppose Wapol and his lack of success when he does. The people of Drum, on the other hand, elect him king of the new Sakura Kingdom.
  • Improbable Weapon User: A large spade.
  • Manly Tears: Hiriluk's speech at Drum Castle brings him to tears as the doctor's words hammer home exactly how bad the country has become.
  • Nice Guy: So nice, he'll tell you trivia about himself without you having to ask.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: He's a noble warrior who served under Wapol's father and later Wapol. Wapol's cruelty led Dalton to defect and eventually lead the good people of the Drum Kingdom.
  • Our Minotaurs Are Different: His hybrid-form from his bison devil fruit lends him an appearance like a minotaur.
  • 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.

    Dr. Hiriluk 

Dr. Hiriluk

Voiced by: Shigeru Ushiyama (JP), Frank Guida (EN, 4Kids), Mark Stoddard (EN, Funi); Jesús Cortez (4kids), Eduardo Tejedo (Netflix) (Latin American Spanish)

Age: 68

Debut: Chapter 141 (Manga), Episode 85 (Anime)

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"When does a man die? Is it when he's shot in the heart with a pistol? No. When he's stricken with a deadly disease? No. When he eats soup... ...made from a deadly mushroom? No!!! It's when... ...he is forgotten!! I may disappear, but my dream will live on. And the ailing hearts of the people will be healed."

A quack doctor from Drum island who plays a pivotal role in Chopper's life. Hiriluk spent a large portion of his life as a thief, until he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. While wandering in West Blue, he stumbled upon a grove of cherry trees he found incredibly beautiful, and was seemingly miraculously healed. Invigorated with a new belief that every disease can be cured, he returned to his home country with the mission to heal its ills by raising people's spirits; his ultimate goal is to cause a cherry tree blossom on the island, evoking the image of the cherry trees that healed him. Unfortunately, his lack of training means most of his medical interventions causes more harm than good, and you can't have a cherry tree blossom in a winter island...

After finding Chopper abandoned by both humans and reindeer, Hiriluk brings him home and becomes his mentor and father figure. After his old disease returns, Chopper attempts to cure him with a mushroom soup, not knowing it's poisonous. Hiriluk realises this but drinks it anyway. He's then tricked by King Wapol into a lethal trap, but he decides to blow himself up with one of his own medicines after giving a last, touching speech that would spark an eventual revolution within the country.

After Wapol is defeated, Kureha uses his final invention: a pink powder that turns the snow pink like cherry petals. This finally fulfils the old man's dreams of healing his birthplace, and the citizens of the Drum Kingdom are moved to renaming their country to "Sakura Kingdom" in celebration of their freedom.


  • ...And That Little Boy Was Me: He explains his doctoring philosophy to Chopper through a familiar story about a life long thief who was diagnosed with an incurable terminal disease, and one day witnessed a cherry blossom bloom so beautiful it seemingly cured his disease on the spot. Of course, Dr. Kureha later reveals the criminal was Dr. Hiriluk and it didn't actually cure him, though it did seem to cause the disease to go into remission for decades.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: The Drum Kingdom (later Sakura Kingdom) used to be renowned for having the best doctors in the entire One Piece World. Hiriluk is not among them and is a terrible doctor whose self-made medicines cause more harm than good, indeed, he's the only doctor to not have been captured by Wapol, besides Kureha. Justified as Hiriluk was a former theif with little to no medical training whatsoever.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Rather than being killed by Chopper's poisonous mushroom (making Chopper guilty of his death) or being shot by Wapol's soldiers, Hiriluk drinks an explosive potion that blows him up.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: When Hiriluk's condition worsens and Kureha tells him he has only a few days left, he chases Chopper out of his home, to spare him from watching his surrogate father die of illness. Later, Chopper learns from Kureha about Hiriluk's condition and decides to help him.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Or Chronic Doctor Syndrome. After Wapol has forced all doctors to remain in his service, he continued to offer his services door-to-door. Unfortunately, since Hiriluk is a terrible doctor, no one wants any part of it.
  • Comically Inept Healing: In One Piece fashion, his attempts to heal people with frog livers cause them to act like frogs. On a darker note, he would often give the wrong type of medicine that would either kill the person or have them fall victim to a weird side effect.
  • Cool Old Guy: Hiruluk's starts Chopper's medical training and instills in him his generous and kind spirit, all in his older years.
  • Doomed Moral Victor: Discussed in his last speech. While Wapol has Hiriluk at gunpoint, the latter comments that a man doesn't die from a terminal disease, eating a poisonous soup or a gunshot, but only when he's forgotten. Indeed, even after his death, Hiruluk's actions get the better over Wapol and his special powder heals the disease of the Drum Kingdom.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: After giving one of the most heartwarming speeches in the series, while held at gunpoint by a soldier squad, Hiriluk drinks an explosive potion so that he won't die from Chopper's poisonous Mushroom, and makes a toast to his surrogate son, thanking him for a wonderful life.
  • Face Death with Dignity: After his legendary speech about "a man never dies until he's forgotten", Hiriluk smiles as he make a toast for his life and Chopper, and blows himself up.
  • Foil: To Kureha. They're the last two doctors of the Drum kingdom after Wapol forces the remaining ones to live in his castle. Hiruluk is idealistic and altruistic but completely incompetent, while Kureha is highly skilled but cynical. They also serve as mentors for Chopper, with Hiriluk passing on his ideals, and Kureha passing on her medical skills.
  • Heroic Suicide: After Chopper goes through a lot of trouble and danger to bring Hiriluk a mushroom to make a soup for his terminal illness, not knowing it's actually a poisonous one, Hiriluk recognizes the mushroom but eats the soup anyway rather than telling his surrogate son that all of his troubles were for nothing. The poisoned amiudake mushroom hastens his demise, then he falls into a trap after hearing that the 20 Doctors are ill and Hiriluk drinks his failed potion to die on his terms. The explosion completely obliterates him, leaving nothing behind but his hat, which blows down to Chopper and allows him to realize that Hiriluk had died.
  • High Hopes, Zero Talent: Despite his passion for medicine, his treatments generally do more harm than good. His pink powder, however, does heal the hearts of the former Drum Kingdom's inhabitants, inspiring them to rename it the Sakura Kingdom.
  • I Regret Nothing: Before drinking a potion that blows him up, Hiriluk says he lived a wonderful life and thanks Chopper for it.
  • Immortality Through Memory: Right before committing his Heroic Suicide, Hiriluk declared his belief that a man only truly dies when they are forgotten, rather than when they are physically killed. Indeed, Hiriluk's ideals live in Chopper and his actions "heal" the Drum Kingdom years after his death, thanks to Kureha who realizes his dream.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: His hair is shaped like a medical cross as a visual clue to him being a doctor.
  • Interspecies Adoption: Hiriluk is a human and adopts Chopper (a reindeer with a Devil Fruit) as his son after finding him injured and treating his wounds.
  • Lured Into a Trap: Shortly after eating Chopper's mushroom, Hiriluk hears that the twenty Doctors are ill and rushes to help. It's a lie made by Wapol to lure out the two rogue doctors, and Hiriluk ends up facing off against a squad of soldiers ready to execute him. However, Hiriluk laughs it off and claims that he's happy to find out that the doctors are actually fine.
  • Mad Scientist: Unlike most examples, Hiriluk is actually benevolent, but he's a terrible doctor and his medicines make people even more sick. Most of his chemical experiments tend to end with a huge explosion, and he recycles them to make actual explosives.
  • Made of Explodium: A lot of his failed concoctions tends to blow up and, while naturally useless as medicines, Hiriluk uses them as bombs. As his last act, Hiriluk prepares an explosive drink to blow himself up, so that he won't be killed by Chopper's poisonous mushroom or Wapol's soldiers.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Hiriluk is Chopper's first mentor and father figure, and blows himself up in front of Wapol. His death brings Chopper under Kureha's wing, where he learns all that he knows about medicine.
  • Nudity Equals Honesty: When he finds an injured Chopper in the storm, Hiriluk tries to help him. Chopper doesn't trust him, so Hiriluk strips all his clothing in the freezing cold to show the reindeer that he has nothing to conceal, he only wants to help.
  • Parental Substitute: Hiriluk is a father figure to Chopper, having adopted him after finding him in a blizzard, and teaches the reindeer his own moral code.
  • Posthumous Character: Hiriluk is dead for years by the time the Straw Hats reach Drum Island, but his wishes are inherited by Chopper and motivate him to fight Wapol and eventually join the Straw Hats.
  • Rasputinian Death: He was inflicted with a terminal illness that would kill him within days, then ate a soup made of amiudake mushroom, a lethal poison, but still lived long enough to blow himself up.
  • Reformed Criminal: Hiriluk used to be a thief, until he got ill and was cured by a wonderful sight of cherry blossoms. Since that day, Hiriluk dedicated his life to healing people.
  • Signature Laugh: Hiruluk's laugh is Eh eh eh!' Chopper later mimics his laugh.
  • Unwanted Assistance: The people of the Drum Kingdom don't like his help as he usually makes their ailments worse.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kureha. She regards him as a quack, but also give him medicine to prolong his life and, after he dies, takes his special powder and Chopper under her wing.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Suffered from a terminal illness that returns shortly after adopting Chopper, and Kureha diagnoses him with a few days to live. Chopper learns of this and tries to heal it with a mushroom soup, not knowing the mushroom is poisonous. Hiriluk willingly eats the soup, further shortening his remaining time, to thank Chopper for his care.

    Bliking Pirates 
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Kuromarimo

This crew is actually composed of the former soldiers of the 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 in the South Blue.

For Wapol himself, see Blue Seas.


  • Achilles' Heel: Chessmarimo's chin is a weak spot that Chopper's Rumble Ball-enhanced Brain Point identifies.
  • Adapted Out: Chessmarimo in Episode of Chopper, as Wapol merges with his own brother instead.
  • 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.
  • Death by Adaptation: In Episode of Chopper, Chess and Kuromarimo are last shown knocked out by Musshuru's poison spore, implicitly killing them.
  • Dual Wielding: Chessmarimo wields four axes at once.
  • Fusion Dance: Invoked by Chessmarimo, who claims to be a Super Soldier produced by Chess and Kuromarimo being eaten by Wapol and fused together thanks to his Munch-Munch Fruit power. Subverted because, as a disappointed Luffy points out, "Chessmarimo" is just Kuromarimo riding on Chess' back with the latter's clothes being worn over him.
  • 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 full 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 in 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, and were kicked out again by the Straw Hats this time.
  • 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.
  • Walk on Water: Subverted with Chess. The Straw Hats first see him seemingly standing on water, but he's just standing on top of their crew's submerged ship.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Robson and Chessmarimo's fates after being sent flying and being defeated respectively are entirely unknown. For what it's worth, Episode of Chopper shows Robson having crashed in a snowbank while Chess and Kuromarimo get a cameo in One Piece Stampede where they accompany Wapol.


Alabasta

    In General 
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The Alabasta Kingdom is an Egyptian-themed desert kingdom located on Sandy Island, which is roughly halfway through Paradise. It is classified as a Summer island. The Alabasta Kingdom is one of the twenty founding countries of the World Government, with the noted distinction that its ruling family, the Nefeltari family, is the only family who refused to move to Marijoa and instead elected to stay on their own island.

By the time the story begins, Alabasta is on the verge of civil war due to implications that King Cobra is causing a two-year-long drought through the use of an illegal substance known as Dance Powder, when in fact the drought is actually due to the machinations of the resident Warlord of the Sea, Sir Crocodile, who aims to seize the country and the Ancient Weapon Pluton, supposedly hidden there. With the intervention of the Straw Hats, Crocodile's scheme is revealed and stopped, while the civil war ends.

It is the main setting of the Alabasta Arc.


  • Build Like an Egyptian: Alabasta has a Middle Eastern look due to the architecture and it's inhabitants are egyptian-themed.
  • Crossing the Desert: The Straw Hats, along with Vivi and Karoo, have to cross the desert island to reach the capital, Alubarna.
  • Desert Bandits: There are bandits in the desertic land of Alabasta. One particular group kidnaps Vivi when she's young and has to be rescued by Koza.
  • Lost Superweapon: Not directly owned by Alabasta itself, but the Ancient Weapon, Pluton, is said to be hidden in Alabasta. Although, the Poneglyph said to contain its location was buried beneath the Tomb of the Kings before it could be relayed to Cobra and Crocodile through Robin's reading. And it turns out to be a false rumor anyway, as Pluton itself is hidden in Wano Country, far from Alabasta.
  • Thirsty Desert: Aside from the natural environment, Crocodile staged incidents two years before the beginning of the story to deprive Alabasta of water while implicating King Cobra as the responsible party.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Two years after the country is saved from civil war by the Straw Hats, their king is assassinated and their princess goes missing. It's such a harsh blow that the country's ship is still docked in Mary Geoise weeks after the Reverie ended.

Nefeltari Family

    Nefeltari Vivi 

Princess Nefeltari Vivi

Voiced by: Misa Watanabe (JP), Caitlin Glass (EN, Funi), Karen Neill (EN, 4Kids); Irene Jiménez, Lourdes Arruti (Netflix) (Latin American Spanish); Kathrin Gaube (German)

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

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

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Click here to see her Pre-Time Skip appearance 

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 somewhat of a troublemaker as a child. She often gives little speeches about responsibility while traveling with the Straw Hats, but she does not like public speaking.

When it became clear that an organization called 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 an effort to find out who was pulling the strings. She eventually discovered that Crocodile, one of the Seven Warlords, was behind everything, but her cover is blown and she temporarily joins up with the Straw Hats and enlists their help, ultimately resulting in Crocodile's defeat and peace returning to her homeland.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: The whole of Alabasta loves her, no exceptions.
  • Action Girl: She's very competent in hand-to-hand combat and can defeat lower-ranking Baroque Works members with relative ease.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Unlike the other Straw Hats, whom she addresses by name, she always refers to Zoro as "Mr. Bushido". The "affectionate" part didn't apply at first, since she originally gave him the nickname mockingly while fighting him in her Miss Wednesday persona; however, once she befriends and joins the Straw Hats, it becomes this when she continues to address him as such.
  • 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 sake of their followers) before begging for medical assistance, with Luffy quickly following.
  • Ambiguous Situation: She went missing following the death of her father at the Reverie.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BFG: She used to carry a bazooka back in her days as a Baroque Works agent, which was useful for dealing massive damage and crippling her targets (such as Laboon). She completely ditched the bazooka after her Good All Along reveal.
  • Blade on a Rope: Vivi's weapons of choice are her "Peacock Slashers", a pair of small, sharp jewels attached to wires.
  • 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, Lieutenant of the Royal Guards 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, Karoo, 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 Usopp 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.
  • The Chew Toy: Her brief stint as a member of Baroque Works was not the most dignified. She, along with her partner Mr. 9 get knocked out and kidnapped by the Straw Hats, blown up by the Unluckies, get regularly beaten up by the Straw Hats, and they're the most ineffective in the fight at Whiskey Peak, managing to knock themselves out while attacking Zoro.
  • 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.
  • Dance Battler: Her specialty, dodging attacks gracefully and even at one point performing a hypnotic dance using the circular patterns on her shirt as Miss Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • Dude Magnet: Her father mentions that there are several suitors lining up for her. Justified as she A: a Princess, B: Young and C: Just look at her post time-skip picture.
  • 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.
  • Forgetful Jones: A running gag with her in the Alabasta Arc is that she would forget to remind the Straw Hats about the dangers of the deserts in Alabasta.
  • 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 Eye Catch.
  • Honorary True Companion: She joined not too long after the main crew of Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji had been established. 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. When she goes missing following the incident at the Reverie, Luffy is ready to go all the way back to Alabasta to help her despite closing in on the One Piece, making clear she's so important to the crew Luffy would prioritize her safety over becoming the Pirate King.
  • 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 through the chair he was sitting on clean, 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.
  • Leitmotif: Vivi Eyecatcher.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: She's the only character outside of the Straw Hats to identify Luffy's real message when he rang the Ox Bell, even pegging his new tattoo as the important thing before Zoro did. Since she is unaware of the crew's plans on Sabaody, she's unable to interpret the message.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: She's a kind and feminine young princess, and has the long hair to match.
  • 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.
  • The Mole: She infiltrated Crocodile's organization and climbed pretty high in the ranks in order to undermine his plans about her kingdom.
  • 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.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: The princess of Alabasta and often seen wearing pink, sporting a pink dress when attending Reverie.
  • 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 an 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 Marijoa, thus forfeiting their titles as World Nobles.
  • 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 Marijoa, 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".
  • 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 shows that 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 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.
  • Taking the Bullet: In Drum Kingdom arc, she takes the bullet that Sanji is about to take, grazing her arm.
  • 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.
  • True Blue Femininity: Vivi has long, wavy light blue hair and is a kind, caring princess.
  • 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?

    Nefeltari Cobra 

King Nefeltari Cobra

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

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

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

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Click here to see his Pre-Time Skip appearance 

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.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: He is a good and caring ruler and thus beloved by his people. This wasn’t the state during Crocodile’s operation Utopia however, where he framed Cobra and managed to turn half the nation against itself and its’ king.
  • 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 make him into a stage hazard, whose karate-chops can send any character flying to the other end of the stage.
  • Back for the Dead: Comes back into the story for the Reverie, where he is later assassinated.
  • 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.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Played with, while he’s been sick for a while he doesn’t seem too be dying. Wapol thinks he won’t last long and Cobra himself tries to exploit it to get Vivi to choose a husband.
  • I Want Grandkids: Cobra really wants Vivi to get married soon, preferably before he dies. Justified as the royal family needs to continue.
  • Killed Offscreen: He's assassinated during the Reverie, implicitly by the World Government, with Sabo being accused of the death.
  • 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 Nefertari; 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 Government — 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.
  • Taking You with Me: Subverted. He pulls down a load bearing pillar in the tomb so it will collapse and kill everyone inside, including himself. Unfortunately, Crocodile's abilities would allow him to escape such a trap and the point is made moot when Luffy arrives anyway.
  • 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), José Antonio Macías (Netflix) (Latin-American Spanish)

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

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.
  • Feather Fingers: Often used for throwaway gags (like being able to use fishing poles or even scissors), but played 100% seriously when he grabs onto the Alubarna Plateau's edge while fleeing from Bon Clay.
  • Fragile Speedster: Karoo 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.
  • Horse of a Different Color: Vivi uses Karoo as a form of transportation.
  • The Klutz: Has this reputation among the Straw Hats. To be fair, it's not unjustified.
  • 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.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: One of his most underrated moments is on Little Garden: with the rest of the crew either absent or incapacitated, he patiently digs Luffy out from under a Sea King skeleton (that Dorry had trapped him under earlier) with his bill.
  • 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), Richard Will (EN, 4Kids), Rob Mungle (EN, Funi); Jorge Ornelas (4Kids), Mario Filio (Netflix) (Latin-American Spanish)

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

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

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The commander of the Alabasta Royal Guard who went underover with Vivi 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.
  • The 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.
  • 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.
  • Papa Wolf: In flashbacks especially, he's more aggressively protective of Vivi than the more even-tempered Cobra, even threatening to beat up the ten-year-old Koza for getting in a brawl with Vivi.
  • 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.
  • 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 (4Kids), Eduardo Garza (Netflix) (Latin-American Spanish)

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

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

Devil Fruit: Bird-Bird Fruit, Model: Falcon

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The lieutenant of the Royal Guard of Alabasta under commander Chaka. He 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.
  • Face Death with Dignity: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Given that he slapped a young Vivi.

    Chaka "The Jackal" 

Chaka "The Jackal"

Voiced by: Kihachiro Uemura (JP), Russell Velázquez (EN, 4Kids), Robert McCollum (EN, Funi); Andrés García (4Kids), Enrique Cervantes (Netflix) (Latin-American Spanish)

Age: 39 (Pre-Timeskip), 41 (Post-Timeskip)

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

Devil Fruit: Dog-Dog Fruit, Model: Jackal

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Acting commander of the Royal Guard of Alabasta, and was very close to Vivi during her youth. He has eaten the Dog-Dog Fruit (Inu Inu no Mi), Model: Jackal.


  • Angry Guard Dog: An almost literal example. Not only is Chaka a Royal Guard of Alabasta, but his Devil Fruit lets him turm into a Jackal, and as shown after Crocodile forced his men to die without getting the chance to die honorably in battle, he can be pretty savage when he wants to be.
  • Not Quite the Right Thing: When Cobra disappears right before the rebel attack, Chaka just defaults to defending the city from the rebels. This is not an unreasonable decision, but it plays right into Crocodile's plans.
  • Skewed Priorities: He briefly protests when Vivi proposes blowing up the Alabasta royal palace to shock the rebels into a ceasefire over the importance and history of the palace. When she presents it as a choice between a building and the citizens of their nation, he agrees with her idea.
  • The Worf Effect: After being established as one of Alabasta's best warriors, he is easily defeated by Crocodile. In his defense, defeating any Logia type would be a difficult task without Haki.

    Koza 

Koza

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

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

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.


  • Antagonistic Offspring: A rift has formed between Koza and his father, since Toto is loyal to the king but Koza blames Cobra for the country's plight.
  • Anti-Hero: Koza leads the Alabasta rebellion movement with the intention of bettering the country, not knowing he's a pawn of Crocodile's plan.
  • Call to Agriculture: Koza becomes Alabasta's environmental minister following the revolution, following his father's route.
  • 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.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He firmly refuses to allow a young boy to join the rebel army, and has one of his men show off his horrific battle wounds to scare the boy away.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar that runs down his left eye, which he gets in a flashback of Vivi's childhood, in which he saves Vivi from kidnappers.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's leading the rebellion that serves as a major threat during the Alabasta arc, but only because he's an Unwitting Pawn of Crocodile. He's motivated by his love of his country and when he catches on to the true plot he turns to working with the royals to try to stop the war.
  • Made of Iron: He may have been seriously injured during the civil war, but that doesn't stop him from ending it.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Koza is shocked when he realizes that Crocodile manipulated him into rebelling and that Cobra is actually a good king, and believes that he cannot be forgiven.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he breaches the palace and sees Crocodile fighting the Alabastan royal guard and holding the king hostage. Robin tells him that he should imagine the worst interpretation of this scene and he'll be close to the truth, which prompts Koza to immediately turn around and try to halt the rebellion.
  • Reluctant Warrior: While rejecting a boy who wants to join the rebellion, one reason he gives is the boy wants to fight against the king. He and his men don't want it to come to war but they feel they have no choice.
  • Ship Tease: With Vivi, the first coming from him saving Vivi from kidnappers.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: As a young man, he's somewhat more sullen compared to his hot-headed child self, and his first line upon being introduced in the present day is to remark that "this country has gone to the dogs."
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Koza was 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 Koza realize the error of his ways before too much blood could be shed.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He got into fistfights with Vivi on two occasions as a child. The first time was when she provoked him by calling him a crybaby, and the second was a friendly fight for leadership of the Sand-Sand Bad.

Subjects

    Toto 

Toto

Voiced by: Masaaki Tsukada (JP), Sean Schemmel (EN, 4Kids), Jerry Russell (EN, Funi), José Luis Orozco (Netflix) (Latin-American Spanish)

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Koza's father, who Cobra put in charge of the town of Yuba. The Straw Hats meet him as a man who still believes in Cobra and that water can still be found, and gives Luffy a small barrel with the only water he found.
  • Determinator: He refuses to give up on the town of Yuba, and digs all night for a small barrel of water. He remains determined even as a large sandstorm bears down on the town.
  • First-Name Basis: He uses the familiar and affectionate -chan suffix on Vivi's name, rather than the extremely formal -sama suffix, showing that he sees her as his son's friend rather than a princess.
  • Formerly Fat: Toto is overweight when Vivi first meets him as a young girl, but the hardships of eking out a living in Yuba caused him to lose a lot of weight.
  • Take Me Instead: After learning that his son got into a fight with a princess, Toto offers to kill himself as penance for his son's transgression. Luckily, Cobra bops Toto and Igaram on the head and says that it's just a fight between children.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even after Cobra gets framed for stealing the rain, Koza still believes in the king.


Jaya

An island that was once skull-shaped and populated by Shandians until the Knock-Up Stream sent part of it to the clouds. In the current day, the island is home to the hedonistic pirate harbor Mocktown, where dreams are mocked and the only things of value are materialistic wealth and strength.

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 Noland was saying the truth.


  • 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.
  • Combat Pragmatist: After going melee on Sanji and having his punch blocked, he swiftly pulls out a pistol and shoots.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: When attacked by Bellamy's crew they stomps them with ease, but receive a particularly painful beatdown from Bellamy himself, who is too fast for them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Shoujo wonders if he could replace Crocodile as one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. Since he gets curb-stomped by Bellamy, of all people, he's clearly nowhere near the strength level of a typical Warlord (besides Buggy), and with a bounty of 36,000,000 Berries his threat level isn't considered to be overly high by Grand Line standards either.
  • 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.

    Mont Blanc Cricket 

Mont Blanc Cricket

Voiced by: Takashi Taniguchi, Naoya Uchida (Episode of Sky Island) (JP), George Manley (EN), Jorge Bardillo (Netflix LatAm)

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A lonely man who lives in a small home in Jaya. He's the descendant of Mont Blanc Noland, who is famous in the North Blue for being considered a great liar.
  • The Atoner: The Mont Blanc's family has been mocked by everyone because of their ancestor, Mont Blanc Noland, who is believed to have been a big liar and there's even a tale about him. Cricket wants to prove that his ancestor was not a liar and clean his family's reputation. After he hears the sound of the bell, Crickets understands Noland wasn't a liar and is relieved.
  • Badass Normal: Even though he hasn't eaten a devil fruit, Cricket is a very strong fighter.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Cricket fights using a martial art similar to the Monkey Kung Fu, going with the Saruyama Alliance's monkey theme.
  • Determinator: After stumbling into Jaya, Cricket decided to remain there to find proof that the city of gold, Shandora, really does exists and his ancestor wasn't a liar. Years later, in the present, he hasn't stopped the search, claiming he doesn't care if Noland was actually a liar and the city of gold didn't exist, as long as he could find the truth and settle the matter. All of his efforts pay off when he hears the bell, which is proof that Shandora actually exists and Noland wasn't a liar.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Montblanc Cricket is always barefoot as a hint to his Monkey Kung fu fighting style.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Exaggerated. As an indicator of being related to Noland, who lived centuries ago, Cricket has the same chestnut-shaped hair as his ancestor.
  • Like a Son to Me: Masira and Shoujou met Cricket five years before the Skypiea arc and became his followers after learning of his family name, being fans of Mont Blanc Noland. Over time, Cricket grew to see them as his own sons.
  • Retired Badass: Cricket was the captain of a pirate crew until he stumbled into Jaya, the island in which his ancestor found the city of gold, and remained there to find proof that Noland wasn't a liar. When the Straw Hats meet him, he's living retired in a small house.
  • Visual Pun: The chestnut on his head is a nod to the Montblanc cake, a french sweet made with chestnuts.

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 the Warlord Doflamingo's crew.


  • All There in the Manual: A databook later revealed the other members' names.
  • 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.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: They utterly destroy the poor members of the Saruyama Alliance, although it was Bellamy who does most of the work.
  • Delinquents: Essentially a pirate variant, being young, shallow, and arrogant bullies who left their prosperous, safe hometown because they found it boring.
  • Jerkass: Every single pirate in the crew are assholes just like their captain.
  • 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.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: The new recruits at Jaya decide to abandon the group after Luffy defeats their captain Bellamy.
  • Smug Snake: All of them think way too highly of themselves for their own good.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Sarquiss, Sarkees, etc...
  • Stupid Evil: The entire crew are this, especially their captain Bellamy, because they can't help but be huge jerks when it would be more beneficial for them not to. It's precisely what causes them to run afoul of Donquixote Doflamingo after Bellamy loses to Luffy.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Continuing to antagonize Luffy, his crew and his friends even after learning of Luffy's bounty being higher than their captain's was not their brightest idea.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The fate of the crew after Doflamingo dismisses them is fairly vague. Bellamy mentions he lost his friends on his trip to Sky Island, but whether this means they died or parted ways is unknown.

    Bellamy "The Hyena" 

Bellamy "The Hyena"

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

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

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

Devil Fruit: Spring-Spring Fruit

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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 pirate who's part of Doflamingo's pirate crew, nominally filling in as the captain of the Belamy Pirates given that Doflamingo seems rather uninterested in leading his crew. Looking for information on Skypiea, Luffy runs into Bellamy while in Jaya. He's an extremly arrogant individual and believes that there will come an era where pirates give up on having and pursuing their dreams, going after material treasure instead of traveling the sea for the sake of adventure. 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 quickly finds out that Doflamingo doesn't care about him. After the events of Dressrosa, he retires from piracy and settles down to become an apprentice dyer.

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


  • All for Nothing: As a child, Bellamy started his career in piracy to escape the monotony of wealthy civilian life for an exciting one and to earn the respect of his pirate idol: Donquixote Doflamingo. Bellamy's largely troubled run as a pirate ultimately ends on bitter terms with his old friends presumably dead and with him realizing what a monster Doflamingo is, and he willingly returns to quiet civilian life.
  • 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 expected just about anything could be real, yet he somehow doesn't believe in the possibility of an island in the sky. After the timeskip, Bellamy loses this trait, especially since he's actually been to said island in the sky, which changed his world-view considerably.
  • Arc Villain: He's the main villain in the minor Jaya arc, and he's as equally as minor of a threat to Luffy as he's just beaten by a single hit.
  • Bouncing Battler: Thanks to eating the Spring-Spring Fruit, he attacks opponents by using his legs as springs and constantly bouncing off of objects at high speeds.
  • Break the Haughty: After Luffy takes him out in one punch, Bellamy lessens his ego considerably and in their next encounter he's not the arrogant prick of his first appearance.
  • Broken Pedestal: Bellamy admired Doflamingo ever since he was a kid and aspires to become a part of his crew by any means necessary. But after hearing Dellinger confirm that Doflamingo sent out an order for Bellamy to be killed and after Doffy himself beats Bellamy to a pulp, he realizes that Doflamingo never really cared about him and that he wasn't worth putting his faith in. He doesn't forgo his loyalty to Doflamingo out of his own honor until after Doflamingo's defeat, however.
  • Broken Tears: When he realizes that Dellinger is not kidding when he says that his idol Doflamingo wants him dead, he breaks down into tears. He breaks down again later when he receives a physical and verbal beatdown from Doflamingo himself.
  • Bullying a Dragon: After realizing that Luffy and Zoro were given bounties larger than his, he thinks that their bounties were faked in order to intimidate him and attacks Luffy when he confronts Bellamy over stealing Cricket's gold. Needless to say, Bellamy soon finds out that Luffy's bounty wasn't a fluke.
  • The Bus Came Back: He remains completely absent from the story after Doflamingo forces Sarquiss to attack him and dismisses him from his crew until a whopping 401 chapters later, where he's revealed to be working for Doflamingo again.
  • Can't Catch Up: While he's not weak by any means, and is significantly stronger than in his debut, Bellamy's story in Dressrosa illustrates he cannot compete with the series' escalating cast of powerhouses. Furthermore, after losing his calling as a pirate once he is finally through with Doflamingo, Bellamy retires from piracy.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: "You're mad that I stole gold from that old timer? I'm a pirate!"
  • Character Development: He goes from a complete Jerkass to a nicer and less arrogant person after the Time Skip.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He often uses underhanded tactics and intimidation to win his fights instead of fighting fairly. His fighting style doesn't change much Post-Timeskip even after becoming a slightly better person, which is best displayed in his fight with Abdullah and Jeet when he stabs them in their feet with knives to immobilize them and leave them open to attack.
  • Cool Shades: He wears a pair after the Time Skip, but only briefly.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In by and far one of the most iconic moments of the series, Luffy flat out lays him out with one punch. Considering how much Bellamy acts like a jerk to Luffy and his friends throughout the entire Jaya Arc, him going down so pathetically is well-deserved.
    • 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 refused to attack him; once he leaves him with no choice, however...
  • 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, after being freed from Doflamingo's control, he pushes himself to perform Spring Hopper even when it's clear he could die if his body pushes itself too far.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After Luffy turns him into a better person and his idol Doflamingo physically and mentally abuses by him during the events of Dressossa, he peacefully retires to become a dyed goods craftsman.
  • Enhanced Punch: His "Spring Death Knock" technique, where he turns one of his arms into a spring, compressses it and fires it to create a more powerful punch.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He's introduced as a dirty Jerkass by stabbing Roshio the Executioner in the hand with a knife, then tossing him out the window and killing him with his spring powers... over a game of poker which Bellamy states he cheated. Worse yet, Roshio didn't even cheat in the first place.
  • Face Palm Of Doom: The first thing he's shown doing Post-Timeskip is crushing a man's skull with his hand.
  • Foil: Curiously enough, to Trafalgar Law. Both join the Donquixote Pirates with a thirst for destruction and held Doflamingo in high esteem before eventually realizing how cruel and terrible of a person that Doflamingo really was. 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 leaves 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 remains a mere expendable thug, who the Family often belittles and constantly dangles his desperate wish to someday become an executive officer in his face. He is constantly under threat of expulsion from Doflamingo's crew if he ever gets defeated in battle and is eventually ordered to be executed by Doflamingo after being considered both a failure and an "eyesore". And while Law grows to resent Doflamingo for killing his father figure Rosinante and plans to take him down, Bellamy still has loyalty towards and fights for Doflamingo even after learning Doflamingo didn't care about him and brutally injures him.
  • Glass Cannon: He's capable of hitting like a truck thanks to his spring powers, but as shown in his fight against Luffy, he can't take much punishment.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: As a huge Jerkass and as the Arc Villain of the Jaya Arc, he noticeably has much larger, rounder eyes than the protagonists do.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He first appeared with a scar above his right eye, adding to the already sinister look of his eyes and helping reflect his cruelty. He has two more scars on both sides of his face Post-Timeskip, either gotten from his battle against Luffy or after Doflamingo forces Sarquiss to attack him with his knife.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam:
    • He's 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 Doflamingo'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 that Luffy's Magnetic Hero tendencies doesn'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 accept Luffy's help.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After refusing to betray Doflamingo even after Doffy personally beats and mocks him, Bellamy does make an actual Heel–Face Turn after Luffy defeats Doflamingo. He and Luffy part on good terms, and even though Bellamy refuses to be Luffy's subordinate, he still requests a piece of Luffy's Vivre Card, just in case. He also peacefully retires and becomes an apprentice dyer.
  • Honor Before Reason: His reason that he's still fighting on behalf of Doflamingo despite hearing of and witnessing his atrocities multiple times is that he feels so indebted to Doffy that he will not go against him.
  • The Hyena: He's well known enough for his constant mocking laugh for his epithet to be "The Hyena". He's not so much of one Post-Timeskip, as he's wised up quite a bit.
  • Jerkass: Easily one of the more notable ones in the series, as he's shown to bully, mock, rob and kill other people as he pleases. His behavior mainly stems from his belief that in the New Age, pirates will strive to attain material wealth instead of achieving their dreams.
    • He mellows out considerably after the Time Skip, to the point where he no longer mocks Luffy but instead respects him as an individual.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: His debut murder of Roshio might seem harsh, but Roshio was a known psychopath that murdered someone for the same reason that Bellamy kills him for. That reason being, of course, losing fairly in a card game.
  • Ki Manipulation: He's shown to be capable of using Armament Haki Post-Timeskip.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After bullying other people for so long, mocking them for being weak and robbing them of their treasure, he finally pushes his luck too far when he robs the Saruyama Alliance of their golden statue. As a result, Luffy beats him down with one punch and his idol Doflamingo later assaults and fires him because of his loss, making him feel the same pain that his previous victims suffered.
  • Maniac Tongue: He constantly sticks out his tongue, and he's an extremely cruel person. It's highly likely he picked it up from his similarly cruel idol Doflamingo.
  • Mugging the Monster: He assaults Luffy and Zoro due to their scrawny appearance and believing that Luffy's exceptional bounty must've been fake. Luffy actually lets him get away with this, but then Bellamy takes things too far by victimizing his new friends shortly afterwards... and it does not end well for Bellamy this time.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Despite seeing his idol's true colors for himself and his idol brutally beating him, he refuses to turn against Doflamingo due to still having his long-lasting respect for him and decides to attack Luffy of his own free will.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Bellamy is a rather violent thug since he brutally beats up his victims without much restraint. It seems Bellamy has become even more brutal Post-Timeskip because he uses his spring abilities to break Abdullah and Jeet's spines.
    • He's also on the receiving end of one twice in Dressrosa, once by Dellinger and another time by Doflamingo himself.
  • No-Respect Guy: Of the Donquixote Pirates, especially after the timeskip. Despite being a tough fighter with a very useful Devil Fruit power and eventually Armament Haki that (when combined with his spring powers) can break through even Luffy's, who gives 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: After the Time Skip, his bounty tripled, he grew twice his original height, he survives a trip to Skypeia and brings back gold from there to Doflamingo, and he's shown to be able to use Armament Haki. Many watching the Corrida Colosseum tournament expect him to win at least Block B, and he does amazingly well... until King Elizabello II, whose "King Punch" is believed to be strong enough to take down an Emperor, uses said King Punch to knock Bellamy and almost everyone else on the block out of the arena. He gets beaten to near-death by Dellinger, Doflamingo himself, and finally by Luffy with a single punch, showing that he's still weaker compared to quite a few of the other New World combatants.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Bellamy tries giving one to Luffy before their fight. Fat lot of good that does for him. Here's the Japanese version of his speech:
    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!
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: One of the reasons he hates Luffy is for his belief in dreams and the existence of an island in the sky, something that Bellamy laters discovers actually exists when he travels there himself. This completely changes his worldview and he at the very least no longer mocks Luffy for his beliefs.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Fifty-five million Berries isn't worth much for a bounty, even prior to the Time Skip, yet he still acts like he's the biggest deal in Jaya and thinks that other pirates such as Luffy are beneath him. Even after he learns of Luffy's bounty being higher than his own, Bellamy is too egotistical to think this new bounty was real and challenges Luffy regardless. After the Time Skip, he gets over his ego and becomes much more likable, to the point that he and Luffy actually respect each other.
  • Smug Snake: He's always gloating about how he's the "Big-time Rookie" with a 55 million Berry bounty and believes that because of his superior bounty, he has the right to mock Luffy about his dreams. In reality, his bounty is nowhere near as high as the real big-time rookies; the Eleven Supernovas, with bounties over 100 million, and Luffy already has this status by the time Bellamy meets him. Even after he learns of Luffy's new bounty, Bellamy is smug enough to think said bounty was a hoax and that he could still win in a fight against Luffy, which does not end well for him. After the timeskip, he at least seems to be less of an arrogant dick due to him actually respecting Luffy instead of mocking him.
  • Spring Coil: His Devil Fruit allows him to turn his legs into springs. Later, Post-Timeskip, he shows the ability to turn his arms into springs as well.
  • 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. And finally, he uses his spring powers to crush Roshio to death.
  • 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 and that you should 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 wise up considerably, with him even being the first person to see through Luffy's Paper-Thin Disguise. However, when Dellinger lets it slip that Doflamingo intends to have him killed regardless of whether he plans to assassinate Luffy or not, he personally heads off to Doffy's castle to confront him about it even after receiving an asskicking from Dellinger himself. This goes as well as you'd expect, with Doffy predictably physically and verbally abusing Bellamy right afterwards and using him as a puppet to fight against both Luffy and Law.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Amazingly, he did. For one, his bounty has more than tripled since his encounter with Luffy. He's also shows proficiency in Armament Haki over the Time Skip. It's 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: 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.
  • Troll: Post-Timeskip, he taunts Luffy about the possiblity that he did something to the Skypeians offscreen. But the cover pages already show that Skypeia is doing fine.
  • Undying Loyalty: Deconstructed. Much like Gin, Bellamy devotes himself 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 and considers people such as Luffy weak for believing in their dreams since he considers material treasure the future of piracy. After Luffy beats him in one hit and after seeing that sky island was real after all, he no longer holds this sentiment Post-Timeskip.
  • Vocal Evolution: In the English dub, his voice is considerbly deeper when he shows up in Dressrosa. Fans thought he was recast, but when he calls his attacks, his higher pitch can be heard.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's not only confirmed to still be alive in the second half of the series, but he also managed to get back into the Donquixote Pirates.
  • The Worf Effect: He's shown to be rather dangerous with his Devil Fruit, with him beating all his opponents with relative ease. It doesn't stop a very angry Luffy from smashing him onto the floor and knocking him out with in one punch, showing that pirates on Bellamy's level are in a league far below Luffy.
    • He falls victim to this again Post-Timeskip, where he's built up as a serious threat, actually defeating some gladiators, only for both Elizabello's King Punch and Bartolomeo's Barrier-Barrier Fruit to KO him.
  • Worthy Opponent: His words in Chapter 706 imply he has respect for Luffy as he won't laugh at him anymore, and he even regrets having to assassinate Luffy after Doflamingo orders him to because of his newfound respect.
  • You Have Failed Me: A non-lethal example. Doflamingo doesn't take the news of Bellamy's defeat against Luffy well and punishes him by both making his first mate Sarquiss stab him and by dismissing Bellamy's crew from being affiliated with the Donquixote Pirates. He gets back into Doflamingo's crew later by giving him a golden pillar from Skypeia.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After losing the Corrida Colosseum tournament and losing his chance to get an executive position in Doffy's crew, Doflamingo initially gives him one more chance by ordering him to kill Luffy. But before Bellamy can go through with his order, he considers Bellamy unreliable and "an eyesore" and sends Dellinger to kill him instead. Doffy changes his mind after beating Bellamy viciously and using him as a human shield against Luffy and Law, sparing his life and letting him be free to do what he wanted.

    "Big Knife" Sarquiss 

"Big Knife" Sarquiss

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (JP), Duncan Brannan (EN), Armando Guerrero (Netflix LatAm)

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

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

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The first mate of the Bellamy Pirates who uses a big knife in combat. He has a very similar personality to his captain and antagonizes the Straw Hats on Jaya. Later, he has his face smashed into the ground by Blackbeard after picking a fight with him.

He has a bounty of 38,000,000 Berries.
  • BFS: Sarquiss' "Big Knife", which earned him his nickname.
  • The Dragon: He's the first mate of Bellamy, the Arc Villain of the Jaya Arc.
  • Fur and Loathing: He's not a very nice man and he wears what looks like a fur coat.
  • Kukris Are Kool: Sarquiss' weapon is a big knife resembling a Kukri.
  • Mugging the Monster: He intentionally bumps into Blackbeard, viciously insults his weight and even threatens him. In response, Teach casually smashes his face into the ground, knocking him out on the spot.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After witnessing somebody who his crew underestimated in terms of power and who they frequently bullied beating up his captain, you would think that Sarquiss would learn to not be so much of a jerk to people he didn't know. He didn't, and he ends up getting his face smashed onto the ground by Blackbeard after showing hostility towards him.

Long Ring Long Land

A ring shaped island with ten mountains spaced evenly across throughout the ring. The island looks like a circular archipelago of ten smaller islands at a normal glance, but every ten years the tide will recede and reveal the connecting land between the mountains, allowing land-locked travelers to move. It is inhabited by plants and animals with unusually stretched proportions, but otherwise has no noteworthy features.

    Tonjit 

Tonjit

Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (JP), Bill Flynn (EN, Funi), Paco Mauri (Netflix LatAm)

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

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. He also greets Luffy and Chopper like they're old time friends when they first meet and when Luffy and Chopper point that out, he casually remarks about how he didn't remember them at all, much to Usopp's consternation.
  • 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 eating some clearly dodgy "cheese" (actually a 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.
  • Combat Pragmatist: These guys absolutely refuse to play by the rules. Expect them to rig the competition in any way they can.
  • 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 are set up to fill this role, but ultimately fail because they never do come back, save for in two anime filler mini-arcs ("Foxy's Return" and "Spa Island") and in the TV special "Adventure of Nebulandia".
  • 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.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: Big Pan is part giant and part Fish-man.
  • 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.)
  • Oddly Small Organization: Averted. The Foxy Pirates are huge, to the point that they're practically a seafaring community, with one of the largest crews seen in the first half of the Grand Line.
  • 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.
  • Whip It Good: Kiba, the former captain of the Fanged Toad pirates, favors the use of a whip as his weapon, which speaks to his cruel and bullying personality. The sting of its blows actually annoys Luffy for a few moments before the Straw Hat captain powers through and rips it out of his hand.

    Foxy "The Silver Fox" 

Foxy "The Silver Fox"

Voiced by: Bin Shimada (JP), Jonathan Brooks (EN), Igor Cruz (Stampede LatAm), Bardo Miranda (Netflix LatAm)

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

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

Devil Fruit: Slow-Slow Fruit

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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.
  • A Father to His Men: In the anime, at least, it's his most redeeming trait: he genuinely likes and cares for his crew, and does his best to take good care of them. They reward his compassion by caring for him deeply in return. Best exemplified when Kiba, the usurping captain, whips one of Foxy's former underlings for wanting to help the injured Foxy, who proceeds to struggle to his feet whilst chewing out Kiba as nothing more than a bully.
    • In "Adventure of Nebulandia", he literally gets down on his knees and begs Luffy to let him tag along to rescue his own kidnapped crewmates.
  • 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.
  • 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: Befitting of his nickname, he has a fox-like grin whenever he's smug.
  • 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 has no problems with exploiting every loophole he can think of in a Davy Back Fight, but he always adheres to the spirit of the games. As such, when Nami makes the technically legal but ruthlessly cold-blooded suggestion that Luffy should use their team's first victory in the games to pick Foxy himself, on the grounds it will shatter the Foxy Pirates' morale and throw off their ability to compete entirely, he is horrified and immediately begins calling out Nami on this unsportsmanlike idea.
  • 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.
    • He also looks similar to Le Nabot, one of two Evil Duo from the Il était une fois... metaseries. Both have a big reddish nose, smug grin, pointy hairdo and a shrewd, malicious attitude. Interestingly, that character was renamed "Foxy" in some dubs of the series.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: After the first race victory he told the Straw Hats the details to his Slow-Slow Fruit. In his fight with Luffy he told him his beams bounce off mirrors, of course he loses exactly because of this.
  • Filler Villain: Despite being canon, Oda has admitted his presence and arc only serves as a way to build up to Aokiji's sudden appearance. Foxy also serves as a recurring antagonist in a few filler arcs.
  • Gag Nose: He has a long red nose to go with his already goofy face.
  • Giant Mecha: The Gorilla Puncher #13; the anime version has several more, such as the dodgeball cannon "Bull's Eye-kun".
  • 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.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: While the ability to project rays that slow things down does seem useful, albeit overly specific, the absolutely ingenious and wickedly clever ways that Foxy uses it genuinely enables him to stand toe-to-toe with Luffy, a much stronger person than he is, alongside being a professionally trained boxer.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite his apparent cowardice and his reliance on cheap tricks, he's actually pretty capable fighter when brought into the ring (just nowhere near Luffy's level). He twists the letter of the Davy Back Fights to the extreme, but always adheres to the spirit of them, even if he's lost. And as much of a jerk as he can be to his foes, he's a caring and affable leader to his men.
    • We find out that he actually used to be a professional boxer until he got disqualified for bringing a weapon in. This gives off that he was always pretty pragmatic. However, only a few years after that (and eating his Devil Fruit) would he end up becoming a pirate. Specifically, it was the Davy Back Fight that inspired him to go into piracy in particular. This certainly raises some interesting possibilities, especially with how he treats his crew affably.
  • 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: He never officially "breaks" the rule of the Davy Back Fight, but always twists them or his advantage, like having his own crewmember as referee or letting the cannonball which decides the arena of the third round "casually" landing in his own ship.
  • Minor Insult Meltdown: Always drops 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. In the anime version of the Davy Back arc, this 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. Only, in the anime, said captain proceeds to overthrow him as soon as he's defeated.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Until the Captain Duel, he was regarded as a great joke. However, then he began utilizing the power of his Fruit by stunning Luffy and then pummeling him sensely. While Luffy is heavily resistant to brute force, Foxy's Fruit allows him to "cheat" past that by having it him all at once and thus, overwhelm him.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Thanks to his Noro Noro Fruit, he can slow down his enemy for thirty seconds, during which they will accumulate all the punches Foxy throws at them. Once the time is over, all the punches are taken at once.
  • 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 nurse Foxy disguised himself as was his sister.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Even without the Slow-Slow Beam, his "Megaton Kyuubi Rush" technique can match Luffy's "Gomu Gomu Gatling" blow-for-blow.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In the anime-only "Foxy Returns" two-episode arc, after seeing Kiba whip one of Foxy's men who was rushing to Foxy's aid, Foxy mockingly notes that hitting one's own crew makes no sense to him, before denouncing Kiba's behavior as fit only for a bully leading a band of thugs, not a true pirate captain, and declaring him unfit to be a leader to a loyal crew.
  • 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 — furthermore, when Luffy declares that they'll throw a third set of Davy Back Games to win back their second lost crewmember after losing the first two rounds, he declares that he's not going to accept any more Davy Back matches. He points out that this is the seventh set of three-round Davy Back Fights his crew has held in the last day or so, and that his men are too tired to continue, but it's obvious that he just wants to deny Luffy the chance to win back all of his crew. When Luffy manages to beat him in the final round, 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 flat on his face.
  • Time Stands Still: His Slow-Slow 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; he lacks the raw strength of people like the Monster Trio of Luffy, Zoro or Sanji. On the other hand, he is a professionally-trained boxer (and is still pretty strong in his own right) and combined with his clever usage of his Devil Fruit and his tactical trickery, he is quite the surprisingly fierce opponent.

    Porche 

Porche

Voiced by: Sara Nakayama (JP), Tia Ballard (EN), Carla Castañeda (Stampede LatAm), Luz Menchaca (Netflix LatAm)

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.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Toward Chopper, though this is (hopefully) a purely platonic thing - she just wants to cuddle him all day.
  • Big Eater: "Adventure of Nebulandia" implies that she's the "improbably slender" variety; when the first match of the Davy Back Fight is an Eating Contest, she steps up as one of the Foxy Pirates' three competitors, even lampshading the disparity by assuring newcomer and fellow competitor Dojakku that she can hold her own in an eating match. Since the Foxy Pirates take winning very seriously, Porche must be able to pack it away.
  • Brainless Beauty: Porche is quite pretty, but also very air-headed.
  • Gag Nose: A rare example that does not make the character unattractive, she has a pointy but cute nose.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Porche has long teal hair and large breasts. Add to that the fact that she's seen with Navel-Deep Neckline most of the time, and once with a bikini. However, there are lots of other pretty women in Foxy's crew; it's just they don't get nearly as much screentime as Porche.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Porche's jacket is always open to her waist.
  • Something about a Rose: Reflecting her Girly Girl personality, her baton can throw flurries of rose-shaped shuriken. In the anime, it can also produce a traditional bouquet... that sprays Knockout Gas.

Water 7

    In General 
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Water 7 is a large city in Paradise where the One Piece world's best shipwrights, especially those working for the Galley-La Company, and Franky, the Straw Hat Pirates’ shipwright, reside or hail from. Instead of roads, it has canals and the inhabitants use a kind of sea horse, called "Bull" to travel through the canals. This town is also famous for being the place where the sea train was invented.


  • City of Canals: It's built into Water 7's architecture in a Venetian way.
  • Cool Boat: As a city full of shipwrights, it's their thing. The three most prominent examples are the Sea Trains, the Thousand Sunny, and Pluton. In addition, it's Iceburg's ambition to convert Water 7 itself into a ship to save the city from Aqua Laguna.
  • Dying Town: Before the Sea Train was built, the town was in steady decline due to gradually sinking into the ocean, pirate attacks and storms disrupting supply chains and competition between the shipwrights. Tom's Puffing Tom helped revitalize the town, and Iceburg unified the shipwright companies into one company that increased stability and productivity.
  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: The city experiences a high tide known as Aqua Laguna annually which damages the city immensely each time and causing more of the city to submerge. It's Iceburg's ambition to find a solution to this problem.
  • Lost Superweapon: The Ancient Weapon, Pluton, was said to have been constructed in Water 7 in the distant past, and it's blueprints eventually ended up in Tom's hands before he passed them on to Iceburg, who would pass them on to Franky before the latter burned them in the Ennies Lobby Arc.

Blue Station

The station where the sea train stops, it is handled by Kokoro and her grandaughter, Chimney.

    Kokoro 

Kokoro

Voiced by: Ako Mayama (JP), Juli Erickson (EN), Magda Giner (Netflix LatAm)

Age: 70 (Pre-Timeskip), 72 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 229 (Anime)

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A lighthouse worker on Water 7 perpetually drunk. She meets Straw Hats after they nearly get run over by the Sea Train. She later aids the bunch during their raid on Enies Lobby. It's revealed she was Tom's secretary thus she has ties with Franky and Iceburg, whom she cared for almost as a mother figure. She's also an Icefish mermaid, the first one the crew meet, much to their displeasure. Especially Sanji's.


  • Action Survivor: Despite not having any supernatural power, she survives from the Buster Call, which destroys the entire island of Eneies Lobby, by invoking Innocent Bystander –situation.
    Kokoro: Stop! I’m just an old lady!
    Chimney: And I’m just a kid with a small animal!
    Kokoro and Chimney: We’re defenseless!
  • The Alcoholic: She's almost never seen without a bottle of wine in her hands and often visits a bar where she's on good terms with the owner, Blueno (until the latter is revealed to be an agent of the World Government). She has a constant drunk expression because of this habit, which started years before when Tom was executed and Franky was seemingly killed by the sea train.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her mermaid form is terribly Gonk. The real-life Icefish, the fish her mermaid form is based on, isn't so great-looking, either.
  • Brain Bleach: When the thought of Kokoro comes back to haunt him upon meeting the much cuter mermaid Camie, Zoro literally erases the image of Kokoro from his mind and declares Camie as the first mermaid he ever met.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She may be perpetually drunk, but she's a really good Sea Train driver.
  • Butter Face: When she was 48, she had a nice, curvy body but the same ugly face as she has at seventy years old. In her own youth, however, she was quite beautiful.
  • Car Fu: She helps the Franky Family and the Galley-la foremen defeat the giant Oimo by crashing the Sea Train into him.
  • Combat Commentator: Her role in Enies Lobby is to comment on the others fighting, justified since she has no combat skills and cannot participate in the fights.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's a rather lively old woman (outside, at least) who loves her granddaughter, drives the Sea Train around Enies Lobby, and even uses it to tackle and defeat a giant.
  • Delayed Reaction: She's rather nonchalant when Chimney makes a comment about the current situation while aboard the rocketman... then it dawns on Kokoro that Chimney is not supposed to be on the train, since they're taking part in an extremely dangerous plan to attack Enies Lobby, which will at best make the participants wanted criminals and at worst get them killed. Kokoro then freaks out.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Subverted, since as a conductor she knows how to drive a train, no matter how unlikely it seems to be. However, she does intentionally derail the train through Enies Lobby to help the Straw Hats.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: In the flashback, she isn't seen drinking until after Tom's been taken to Impel Down and Franky is presumed dead. After many years, she's still constantly drinking.
  • Fan Disservice: Her mermaid form is terribly ugly and fat, and she wears only a Seashell Bra! It's so ugly it make the Straw Hats pass out from the shock. When she put a lipstick mark on a letter addressed to Iceburg he immediately rips it up from repulsion. Even Luffy is disgusted.
  • Gonk: Which adds to the Fan Disservice. This causes everyone in the vicinity to pass out when they see her mermaid form, which prevents them from swallowing too much water and actually saves their lives. The fact they call her a "dugong" before passing out is a reference to how dugongs were originally mistaken for mermaids.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: An SBS reveals she was quite beautiful when she was young, but now she's a very ugly old mermaid.
  • Innocent Bystander: Invoked. To not being attacked by the Marines, Kokoro claims that she and her granddaughter are just hostages. Lampshaded immediately by Franky Family members to support her: "Could there be drunker hostage?"
  • Lady Drunk: Kokoro is constantly drunk and with a dizzy smile. She started drinking after Tom died. She somehow manages to drink far more than her bottle could actually contain.
  • Parental Substitute: Kokoro served as a mother-figure to Iceburg and Cutty Flam/Franky just as Tom served as their father-figure. She even talks about how her heart warms when she sees the two of them finally get along as they work together to build the Thousand Sunny.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She almost always has a smile plastered on her face, unless she's very upset, such as when Tom was taken away or Nami insists on endangering herself to save Luffy from Aqua Laguna.
  • Seashell Bra: When she's revealed to be a mermaid, she's only wearing a pair of shells as a bra. Being very fat and ugly, it isn't a nice view.
  • Signature Laugh: Her laugh is Nagagaga.
  • Stepford Smiler: Always has a drunken smile on her face, but she still hasn't gotten over Tom's death.
  • Terrible Artist: After sending the Straw Hats to Water 7, she hands them a map of the island, but it's so poorly drawn that Nami can't understand anything. Most likely because Kokoro was ridiculously drunk when she drew it.

    Chimney and Gonbe 

Chimney and Gonbe

Chimney Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō (JP), Lara Woodhull (EN, Funi), Armanda Hinojosa (Netflix LatAm)
Gonbe Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (JP), Michelle Rojas (EN, Funi)

Chimney's Age: 8 (Pre-Timeskip), 10 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 322 (Manga), Episode 229 (Anime)

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Kokoro's hyperactive, adventure-loving grandaughter and her pet rabbit who thinks he's a cat. After the timeskip, she becomes a train conductor just like her grandmother.


  • All Animals Are Dogs: Played with. Gonbe is a rabbit, but for some bizarre reason he acts and sounds like a cat.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Gonbe is a rabbit with blue fur.
  • Anime Hair: Chimney's long pigtails put Pippi Longstocking's to shame.
  • The Ditz: Until she's specifically told so, Chimney could not figure out that her grandmother is a mermaid despite knowing that she has scales and a fish tail.
  • Empathy Pet: Gonbe mimics all of Chimney's movements and meows in sync with her dialogue.
  • Genki Girl: Chimney is very young and energetic.
  • Made of Iron: They're in a train crash (actually more of train launched like a rocket into a building), and only get a nose bleed. It's especially impressive considering they are both very young and have zero combat experience, unlike the other passengers.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Chimney and her grandmother is the conductor of the Sea Train. Becomes even more meaningful when Chimney herself becomes a train conductor during the time-skip.
  • Nice Girl: Hyperactive nature aside, Chimney is a very sweet and helpful little girl.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Both Chimney and Gonbe never stop smiling.
  • Plucky Girl: Chimney is very energetic and curious, and her grin almost never leaves her face.
  • Spanner in the Works: They overhear Spandam and discover the secret passage to the Gates of Justice, allowing Luffy and Franky to reach Robin in time, with the former making sure Lucci does not stop the latter.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Chimney is 1/4 mermaid due to Kokoro being a mermaid. She doesn't have any mermaid features, but she's a very good swimmer.

     Yokozuna 

Yokozuna

Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Mike Macfarland (EN, Funi)

Debut: Chapter 322 (Manga), Episode 228 (Anime)

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A giant, sumo-wrestling frog that regularly challenges the Sea Train Puffing Tom. He was originally Tom's pet frog and a close friend of Cutty Flam / Franky in Tom's Workers. After Tom was arrested and Franky was ran down by the Puffing Tom, Yokozuna began to challenge the Sea Train to strengthen himself in case someone else he liked was taken away. He joined the battle at Enies Lobby, helping guard the court house door to keep the rest of the Navy and Government forces from entering. After the battle, he stopped challenging the Sea Train and joined Kokoro on Blue Station.


  • Amphibian at Large: Yokozuna is a massive, and strong enough to derail the Rocketman Sea Train prototype.
  • Made of Iron: Any frog who can get hit by a train in motion and still live is this by default. During the Enies Lobby Arc, he blocks multiple hits from the Eleven Righteous Jurors giant steel balls before he finally goes down. Just one hit from those balls brought down one of the Franky Family's King Bulls.
  • Meaningful Name: In Sumo Wrestling, the yokozuna is the highest rank, fitting for a frog that sumo wrestles.
  • Scars are Forever: Has several scars on his body, as a result of being bashed aside by the Puffing Tom.
  • Team Pet: Was one to Tom's Workers. After Enies Lobby, he joins Gonbe as the pet of the Blue Station.
  • Training from Hell: All those times that he challenged the Sea Train and got sent flying? That was training.

Galley-La Company

    In General 
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The best company of shipwrights of the world and led by the famous and talented Iceburg. Galley-la Company is a huge organization divided into seven docks with their own workers, and they have contracts from pirates to the World Government, such is their skill at making and repairing ships.

Despite their profession, most of the shipwrights are also hardened fighters who can beat up clients who thinks they can boss Galley-la around, and some of its members allied with the Straw Hats and the Franky Family and fight the World Government and Marines to get even with Cipher Pol 9, who have infiltrated their ranks and worked against Iceburg for many years.


  • Badass Crew: Part of the job requirement of being a Galley-La worker is also being a badass, especially since they might deal with pirates. They help the Straw Hats in Enies Lobby by fighting most of the guards.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: All of them have a quirky and bizarre personality, or some strange characteristic that would make them appear like a bunch of buffoons, but are the best shipwrights of the world. It's even official policy that Galley-La doesn't care about anything other than carpentering skill.
  • Hero Antagonist: They are heroic characters, if a bit rough, and briefly end up opposing the Straw Hats after learning that Robin was involved in the attempt on Iceburg's life. They stop once they learn about the real culprit.
  • Improbable Weapon User: While not very improbable from shipwrights and carpenters, they often use saws, scalpels and wooden beams as weapons. Paulie fights with ropes and knots.
  • It's Personal: After finding out that two of their foremen (Lucci and Kaku) and Iceburg's secretary are actually moles working for the World Government and about their attempts on Iceburg's life, the remaining foremen of Galley-La decide to join forces with the Straw Hats in the assault at Enies Lobby.
  • Workplace-Acquired Abilities: Galley-La Company shipwrights deal often with pirates, therefore they're all able to put up a fight if the situation calls for it.

    Iceburg 

Iceburg

Child Voice: Daisuke Kishio (JP), Austin Tindle (EN, Funi), Carlos Siller (Netflix LatAm)
Adult Voice: Izou Oikawa (JP), Philip Weber (EN, Funi), Diego Estrada (Netflix LatAm)

Age: 38 (Pre-Timeskip), 40 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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The mayor of Water 7 and former student of Tom. He united the separate shipyards into the Galley-La company which he heads. He was given the blueprint to the ancient warship by Tom and later passes it to Franky to keep it from the World Government. He becomes an ally to the Straw Hats and prep the Rocket Man and patches up Going Merry which is instrumental in the Straw Hats' escape from Enies Lobby. After the events of Enies Lobby, he helps building the Thousand Sunny and convinces Franky to leave with the Straw Hats.

He has recently acquired a new secretary to replace Kalifa, who is revealed a Cipher Pol agent. Her replacement is a precocious girl who is surprisingly very good at the job and beat out all the other applicants for the position.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: The citizens of Water 7 absolutely adore Iceburg, who does his best to improve the city, including finding a way to solve the aqua laguna problem. When he's shot and almost killed, the entire city went into a furious panic and viciously called for the assassin's blood. Even the CP9 assassins state they would rather have not to hurt him in order to secure the blueprints.
  • The Apprentice: As teens, Iceburg and Franky are the shipwright apprentices to the late Tom, who turns both of them into the finest shipwrights of the entire One Piece world.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Subverted. Despite most of Galley-La's shipwrights being strong fighters, Iceburg is just the best at making ships but has no combat ability.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He named his pet mouse Tyrannosaurus and abandons all his appointments on a whim. He's also possibly the best shipwright in the world. His dream is to turn Water 7 into a floating city to prevent the damages of Aqua Laguna, which gets higher every year.
  • The Chessmaster: Does a pretty good job against the World Government and CP9 at keeping the Pluton blueprints out of their hands (he was successful for a good 10 years or so) but in the end he's outmatched by the ruthlessness of Lucci.
  • The Dutiful Son: To Tom. Whereas Cutty Flam was always a handful and rarely much help for the company, Iceburg followed Tom's example and assisted him in his work. In the flashback, Iceburg is shown tirelessly working on the Sea Train while Cutty Flam is off making more Battle Frankies. After Tom's arrest, Iceburg carried on his mission to pull Water 7 back from the brink and succeeded, revitalizing the city. This trope is the reason he was the one entrusted with the Pluton blueprints.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling:Iceburg is the Responsible to Franky's Foolish. The former is more mature and levelheaded and becomes major of Water 7, the latter is more impulsive and rebel and becomes leader of a ship dismantlers group.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Pluton is a warship of mass destruction, and Iceburg hides the blueprints to prevent them from getting in the wrong hands, even at the risk of his life. The only reason he doesn't just burn the Pluton blueprints is because he claims that if someone who could read the Poneglyphs were to find Pluton, the only counter measure would be a new warship made from the blueprints by the Water 7 shipwrights.
  • I Warned You: As a teenager in Franky's flashback, Iceburg repeatedly complains about Franky building "Battle Frankies" to take on Sea Kings, saying that someone could get hurt. When Cipher Pol steals the latest crop of Battle Frankies to frame Tom's Workers, Iceburg takes the chance to remind Franky that he'd warned him, but rather than feeling smugly vindicated, Iceburg is furious that the worst-case scenario happened.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In his youth he was a bulky teenager with long hair, especially compared to Franky and his hairstyle.
  • Made of Iron: Despite being unable to fight, Iceburg survives being shot five times, shot again the next night, and then left in a burning building.
  • Manchild: In his introduction, Iceburg acts like a young kid, presenting his new pet mouse, called Tyrannosaurus, and when informed by his secretary he has to go to a long series of meetings he responded with "I don't wanna" and promptly stuck his finger in his nose. It's actually a façade to not attract the World Government's suspects but when there's nobody to trick, he's cool, calm, and collected.
  • Man of the City: As the head of Water 7's most famous business and its mayor who helped turn the city around from his days as one of Tom's apprentices to the present, Iceburg's impact on the city and his devotion to it are impossible to dispute, and the citizens love him for it. He's even working on a project for Water 7's ongoing sinking problem by converting the city itself into a ship.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After the masked assassins return to finish the job, Iceburg immediately realizes that Luffy was innocent and regrets calling for his arrest.
  • The Nicknamer: When they were Tom's pupil, Iceburg called Cutty Flam "Franky" because he found his actual name too stupid. Franky who would later adopt the nickname as his true name after rebuilding his own body.
  • Non-Action Guy: Unlike the rest of the Galley-La company, who are strong fighters to deal with pirates, fighting isn't really Iceburg's thing.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He kept undercover government agents at bay for ten years thanks to acting like a Manchild, so to not raise any suspect about him.
  • Oh, Crap!: A plot important one. Lucci explains their best guess as to where the Pluton blueprints are hidden while Kaku feels Iceburg's pulse. When the guess turns out to be correct, his heartbeat quickens and confirms their suspicions.
  • Perma-Stubble: Has a bit of stubble to show how he's more composed compared to the other Galley-La shipwrights.
  • Properly Paranoid: Iceburg hands Pluton's blueprints off to Franky because he thinks the World Government is on to him despite not having a concrete proof of it. He's proven right after some CP-9 agents attempt on his life because of the blueprints
  • Secret-Keeper: After Tom's death, Iceburg kept Pluton's blueprints hidden to prevent the World Government from getting their hands on them. Once he realizes the World Government is on his tail, Iceburg entrusts the blueprints to Franky.
  • Tears of Joy: Iceburg cries watching the inaugural voyage of the Sea Train, as it was the culmination of ten years of hard work. He sheds some tears as he walks away from his reunion with Franky, as despite arguing with him, he's happy to learn that he survived.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Subverted. He declares that he'll never forgive Franky for his part in Tom's incarceration but he admits to still being happy to know Franky isn't dead. Years later, he comes to realize Franky blames himself for what happened more than Iceburg does anyway and he decides to finally bury the hatchet.
  • Verbal Tic: Starts many of his sentences with "Nmaa". Becomes "Oh my" in the English translation of the manga and "Welllll" in the English dub of the anime.
  • Vetinari Job Security: The Cipher Pol agents entrusted to get the blueprints hidden by Iceburg can't just break down his door is because Iceburg is a person too important to kill, as both a CEO and mayor of Water-7. After Tom was arrested, he united the shipyards of Water-7 into a single corporation, the Galley-La, and became a provider to the World Government. Very tellingly, he made himself more important to the World Government than Vegapunk, always being too important and too beloved to just get rid of no matter how much he doesn't play every ball the World Government tries to get him to.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: In Franky's flashback, when they are Tom's apprentices, Iceburg and Franky argue constantly, much to the amusement of Tom. Years later and, while appearing distant, they've secretly kept in touch, maintaining the same dynamic.
    "Look at us... we yell as soon as we look at each other. You jerk! I'm glad you're alive!"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Iceburg an Franky burst into an argument after they reunite for the first time in four years: Franky is angry with Iceburg for doing contracts for the World Government, which had executed Tom, while Iceburg blames Franky for enabling Spandam to frame Tom.

    Iceburg's Office 

Tyrannosaurus

Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Morgan Garrett (EN)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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Iceburg's pet mouse. He's always in his master's pocket and, during Iceburg's convalescence, Tyrannosaurus remains next to him.


  • A Dog Named "Cat": He's a mouse named Tyrannosaurus, the name was given by Iceburg, showing how eccentric he is.
  • Fully-Dressed Cartoon Animal: After the time-skip, Tyrannosaurus starts wearing a full suit, complete with tie.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Despite being picked up by Iceburg not long before his introduction, Tyrannosaurus always remains next to his master, even when the latter is in a coma.
  • Meaningful Name: Although the name is a proof of Iceburg's quirkiness, when not in his master's pocket, Tyrannosaurus stands on his rear legs, keeping the same posture as a T. rex.
  • Satellite Character: Tyrannosaurus doesn't have a proper role in the story aside from being Iceburg's pet mouse, and every appearance he makes is tied to Iceburg.

The new secretary

Debut: Chapter 487

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After Kalifa is revealed to be a mole of the World Government, Iceburg searches for a new secretary and, among the many candidates, he picks this young girl.


  • Bespectacled Cutie: She is a sweet 10 year old secretary whose glasses make her even cuter.
  • Child Prodigy: The reason she's been chosen by Iceburg as his secretary over the many other candidates is because she's better than all of them at the job.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The new secretary debuts among the many candidates in a cover page which shows Iceburg's search for a secretary after Kalifa's betrayal.
  • Improbable Age: She becomes the secretary of the most important shipwright company's boss while at the age of 8. It's even more impressive because she was chosen over many adult candidates.
  • No Name Given: She appears in two cover pages, neither of which reveal her name.
  • You Are Number 6: Every candidate for Iceburg's secretary is given a brooch with a number, and in her debut she has the number 153.

Dock One Foremen

There are seven docks in Galley-La Company, each with its own workers and shipwrights, and Dock One is considered the most prestigious, with its shipwrights said to be the best workers of the company.

    Paulie 

Paulie

Voiced by: Takahiro Yoshimizu (JP), David Wald (EN), Victor Ruiz (Netflix LatAm)

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

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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One of the five Dock One foreman of Galley-La Company, specializing in rigging, knots and mast. Paulie is a rough man with a gambling addiction that causes him to be constantly in debt, but also the most prominent of the five foreman. He, along with the rest of Galley-La, allies himself with the Straw Hats on their invasion of Enies Lobby. He fights using ropes in a complex fashion called Rope Action.

During the Time Skip, he's promoted to vice president of the company.


  • Badass Boast: An indirect version. He tells the Straw Hats to give Lucci, Kaku, and Califa (who used to work for Galley-La undercover) a message from him since he knows he won't be able to. Zoro actually refers the message to Kaku who, ironically, is the only one who has genuinely enjoyed his work as a shipwright.
    Paulie: When you see those idiots again, give 'em a message from me: You're all fired!
  • Berserk Button: He really doesn't like women who wear skimpy clothes, and berates Nami and the Square Sisters for revealing too much of their bodies. The latter accuse him of being an overly shy man.
  • The Cameo: Paulie appears in Franky's flashback as a child, watching the first voyage of the Sea Train, which is the moment that make him want to become a shipwright.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Probably thanks to his work as a carpenter, he's got a super strength. He's able to push open one of the steel doors of Dock One, which are tall enough to let a giant enter, with one hand.
  • Chick Magnet: After Enies Lobby and a promotion, he has gotten an abundance of fangirls — chasing him around along with his debt collectors.
  • Everyone Chasing You: Paulie is introduced being followed by his debtors and escapes them after stealing a bull of the Frankie Family. It's explained that he's often chased because of the many debts he accumulated due to his gambling. After the time-skip, many women chase him along with his debtors.
  • Face of a Thug: Paulie doesn't have the friendliest face, which is not helped by the fact he rarely smiles, which makes him appear a nasty person. However, his actions shows he has actually a good heart.
  • The Gambling Addict: While a good person, Paulie has a problem with gambling, which causes him to have many debts and be often on the run from his debtors.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Has a pair of orange googles on his forehead, but never actually uses them. Paulie has been wearing them since he was a child, and continues to do so after dressing more elegantly after the time-skip.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's abrasive and has a bad habit of racking up gambling debts, but is a good person at heart.
  • Knows the Ropes: His specialty in combat are ropes from his sleeves which he uses as whips, for binding or to create nets.
  • Mr. Exposition: After Galley-La refuses to repair the Going Merry, Paulie explains they can't because, since the keel is the part upon which a ship is built, replacing a keel would mean building a new ship.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Paulie has a serious gambling problem, one that he's willing to finance with almost theft but, aside of this, he's a good person.
  • The Nosebleed: Despite hating "improperly" dressed women, he nosebleeds during said protests, revealing he actually enjoys it.
  • Number Two: He's effectively Iceburg's right hand man, being the one he entrusts with his fake blueprints trap for the CP9 and they don't find it odd Iceburg would pass the Pluton blueprints to him. It's made official with his promotion after the Time Skip.
  • Rank Up: He's the most prominent of the Galley-La shipwrights and shows to have the highest authority other than Iceburg himself. After the time-skip, he's promoted to vice-president of Galley-La Company.
  • Red Herring: Because of his importance during the first part of the arc and his quirkiness, he appears to be the shipwright that would join the Straw Hats. Turns out it was Franky.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: After the time-skip, Paulie is promoted from carpenter to vice-president. As a result, he changes his denim jacket and pants with a suit and a tie and goes for a less messy haircut.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He's a badass carpenter who's rarely seen without a cigar.
  • Sour Prudes: He often berates women who dress provocatively. Although, considering his nosebleeds and stuttering, it's pretty clear that he actually enjoys it. He's more of a Tsundere.
  • Trapped by Gambling Debts: Given his love for gambling, Paulie is frequently pursued by debt collectors.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite often fighting with Lucci, Paulie think of him as a friend. He fondly remembers an argument about Paulie's gambling debts and being just as upset about Lucci's betrayal as he was about the others. Lucci coldly tells Paulie that he was the only one who thought they were friends.
  • We Used to Be Friends: After working together for many years, he's not happy to find out Lucci, Kaku, and Kalifa are actually Government agents sent to assassinate Iceburg and steal Pluton's blueprints.
  • Whip It Good: One of the main uses of his ropes is as whips.

    Peepley Lulu 

Peepley Lulu

Voiced by: Shinichiro Ohta (JP), Martin Cervantes (EN), Ricardo Rocha (Netflix LatAm)

Age: 31 (Pre-Timeskip), 33 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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One of the fire foremen of Dock one, specializing in pitch, bolt tackle and blacksmithing. Unlike the rest of Galley-La, Lulu is very quiet and rarely talks. He fights using any kind of weapon, including carpenter tools, swords and guns.


  • Combat Pragmatist: Lulu's can use make his weird hair-spike grow on his enemies to distract them and catch them off guard.
  • Combination Attack: Lulu uses the technique Trunnel Attack with Tilestone to immobilize the giant Kashii. Tilestone manually nails some pegs on a surface with Kashi's hair, while Lulu fixes them with a large hammer.
  • Cool Shades: He's a badass shipwright always seen with a pair of slim shades which, combined with his quiet personality, make him appear stoic.
  • Dual Wielding: While the weapon Lulu uses constantly changes, what remains consistent is the fact he always uses two of them. The only exception is when he uses a hammer too big to be wielded with one hand.
  • Idiot Hair: Lulu's quirkiness doesn't come from his quiet personality but from a spike of hair that, whenever he press it, the hair spike sprout somewhere else, including on his arm, from his mustache and from someone else's nose. Lulu's hairdo goes especially haywire when he's asleep, resulting in a crazy bedhead of multiple spikes. After the time-skip, the spike becomes cone-shaped and then splits into four spikes.
  • The Musketeer: Lulu doesn't have a favorite pair of weapons: instead he constantly changes it, using swords, saws, hammers or guns.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Lulu bears a strong resemblance to Freddie Mercury.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: During the assault of the Sea Train and later Enies Lobby, Lulu is wearing a shirt that's unbuttoned, leaving his chest exposed.
  • Porn Stache: With his appearance being based off singer Freddie Mercury, Lulu has a thin mustache and no other kind of facial hair. After the time-skip, his mustache becomes thinner and pointier.
  • The Quiet One: Especially when compared to the other louder shipwrights, Lulu is much more serious and quiet. This doesn't make him any less quirky.
  • Tattooed Crook: Galley-La's shipwrights are famous for being manly and tough, since they often deal with pirates. Lulu has intricate tattoos on his chest and on his arms which give him a rough appearance.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: When at work, Lulu wears only tight pants and shoes, but nothing that covers his ripped torso. Even when assaulting Enies Lobby, Lulu simply puts on a bright, unbuttoned shirt.
  • Weapons of Their Trade: Some of the weapons Lulu uses are shipwright tools like saws and a hammer.

    Tilestone 

Tilestone

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Patrick Camacho (EN), Jorge Ornelas (Netflix LatAm)

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

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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One of the five Dock One foremen of Galley-La, specializing in cabinetry, caulking and flag making. Tilestone is a large, muscular and loud man who can't speak without shouting out loud. He primarily fights using large weapons like a demi-cannon or a large hammer.


  • Bear Hug: Even without weapons, Tilestone can crush his enemies by hugging a few of them at the same time with his strong arms.
  • BFG: Tilestone is big enough to wield with a single hand a demi-cannon, a cannon reserved for ships but is a bit smaller than regular cannons.
  • The Big Guy: Among the Galley-La foremen, he's visibly larger and taller than any other shipwright. In fighting, he uses the largest and most destructive weapons available. Ironically, when it comes his shipwright duties, he specializes in the activities that require more skill than strength.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Tilestone is as loud as he is large and he's also a fierce fighter.
  • Combination Attack: Tilestone uses the technique Trunnel Attack with Lulu to immobilize the giant Kashii. Tilestone manually nails some pegs on a surface with Kashi's hair, while Lulu fixes them with a large hammer.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's the most musclebound of the Galley-La shipwrights and easily the dumbest, although he remains a competent shipwright. He has a tendency to shout in rather inappropriate circumstances, and actually thinks Michael and Hoichael, two kids from the back alley, are the real culprits behind the assassination attempt on Iceburg.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He's visibly the strongest one, with a ridiculously large and muscular body, and he's shown carrying the heaviest objects at work and using the largest weapons in combat.
  • No Indoor Voice: Tilestone only speaks loudly, even when the situation calls for quiet speaking. His co-workers try to accomodate this trait while Tilestone himself appears to be unaware of it. Tilestone is loud even in his thoughts.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Tilestone is the physically strongest shipwright of Galley-La, with muscles that prove it, and wears only a sleeveless tanktop, leaving his brawny arms exposed. Averted after the time-skip, where he's seen wearing a t-shirt at the Puffing Ice's inauguration.
  • Tattooed Crook: He's a coarse shipwright with an intricate tattoo on his left arm and the left side of his chest.
  • Telephone Polearm: Being about 2.55 meters tall, Tilestone is able to swing large objects as blunt weapons, like his own cannon.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: During the assault on Enies Lobby, Tilestone doesn't wear anything to cover his large and defined upper body.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Tilestone's coarse face and grey beard make him look like he's at least in his forties, while he's actually in his early-mid thirties.

Franky Family

    In General 
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A bunch of thugs from Water Seven led by Franky. They work as bounty hunters in order to keep pirates at bay and also dismantle ships. They first appear as enemies, where they steal the crew's money and lynch Usopp, but are soundly beaten to a pulp by the Straw Hats. When Franky is kidnapped by Cipher Pol 9, they allied with the Straw Hats to rescue Franky and Robin in Enies Lobby. The most notable members include Zanbei and the Square Sisters. They also have two huge King Bulls called Sodom and Gomorrah at their service.

After Franky leaves them to join the Straw Hats, the Franky Family has begun a new career as legitimate ship wreckers.


  • Adopt the Food: Sodom and Gomorrah had originally been found inside a Sea King that the Franky Family was eating. They saved them for later (since they were all full), but eventually came to view them as Team Pets.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Sodom and Gomorrah are huge sea creatures that are comparable in size to actual giants.
  • BFG: Zanbei wields a bazooka which doubles as a club for melee fight.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Franky Family performs two brutal beatdowns on Usopp when he tries to fight them alone. Luffy, Zoro, Sanji and Chopper turn the tables on them and defeat them without so much as a scratch in order to avenge Usopp.
  • Delinquent: Pretty much all of them, which is how Franky came into contact with them in the first place.
  • Enemy Mine: They start off as enemies of the Straw Hats but decide to cooperate with them against CP9 to free their boss, Franky, who was kidnapped.
  • Gentle Giant: Sodom and Gomorrah are giant, friendly Bulls (a kind of literal sea-horse).
  • Giant Mook: The Mighty Destroyers are three huge humans armed that compose the elite force of the family, but are easily defeated by Oimo and Kashi.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They are at first forced to work with the Straw Hats and Galley-La Company to save their leader from the clutches of CP9. Then, when this is all over, they're all recruited by Iceburg so they can have proper jobs.
  • Malaproper: When some of Franky's underlings go around town yelling about capturing Usopp in order to lure Luffy out, one member comically mangles their threats against Usopp("If you don't want us to think you like emotion" as opposed to "If you don't want us to sink him in the ocean."), resulting in another scolding and correcting him.
  • Mugging the Monster: They find out the hard way that stealing money from Usopp and leaving him beaten to a pulp in from of their base was not such a hot idea.
  • Number Two: Zambai appears to be the second-in-command of the Franky Family, representing them in the alliance with the Straw Hats and Galley-La shipwrights.
  • Tragic Dream: The SBS specials in Volume 38 reveal that Zambai wanted to be a shipwright, having been inspired by the Puffing Tom's maiden voyage, but failed the Galley-La exam and ended up as a criminal.
  • The Worf Effect: The Mighty Destroyers are one-shotted by the true giants Oimo and Kashi.

    Mozu and Kiwi 

Mozu and Kiwi

Mozu voiced by: Miki Fukui, Aiko Hibi (JP); Morgan Garrett (EN), Alessia Becerril (Netflix LatAm)

Kiwi voiced by: Yuka Shioyama (JP), Martha Harms (EN), Saidé García (Netflix LatAm)

Age: Mozu: 19 (Pre-Timeskip), 21 (Post-Timeskip); Kiwi: 20 (Pre-Timeskip), 22 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 329 (Manga), Episode 233 (Anime)

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Mozu (Right), Kiwi (Left)

Known as "the square sisters" because of their hairstyle, they act as backup singers for Franky, whom they're very loyal to, by staying next to him wherever he goes and mimicking his poses. They can also fight with a katana.

After Franky has left the Franky Family, they've begun working in a bar.


  • Action Girl: They aren't simply backup singers for Franky, but are quite good with their swords and play a key role in stopping a pair of giants.
  • Always Identical Twins: They have a couple of physical differences that tells them apart: Kiwi's hair is more curly and she has green eyes while Mozu has brown eyes. Subverted because they aren't twins, but sisters, with Kiwi as the oldest by a year.
  • Anime Hair: They are known as "the square sisters" because of their characteristic square-shaped hair, with Kiwi's slightly curlier than Mozu, which force them to walk sideways like crabs when there's a strong wind.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Mozu wears a bikini and Kiwi wears a tanktop, neither of which cover their belly.
  • The Bartender: After the two year time-skip, it is revealed they've begun working as bartenders in Water 7, and are shown serving Lola and the Risky brothers.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Aside from a couple of differences, they can be easily told apart by the color of their clothes. Mozu wears yellow, while Kiwi wears pinkish-purple.
  • The Dividual: Mozu and Kiwi are always seen together, especially as Franky's backup dancers, fight together with the same type of weapon and don't receive any difference in characterization.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After failing to become shipwrights for the Galley-La Company, they begun drinking heavily, leaving bars at night completely drunk. Frankie encouraged them to stop and they've been loyal to him since.
  • Katanas Are Better: When they have to fight, each of them wields a katana with square-shaped tsubas.
  • Ms. Fanservice: They often act as backup singers for Franky and, appropriately, are two beautiful sisters who wear revealing clothes.
  • Smash Sisters: The sisters fight in tandem. One of their strategies, called Hull Dismantler Slash, is to dash at their opponent on both sides and hit them with a coordinated strike.
  • The Smurfette Principle: They are noticeably the only female members of the Franky family, which otherwise consists of brutish men.
  • Tragic Dream: Like Zambai, Volume 38's SBS Extras reveal that they also wanted to become shipwrights due to being excited about the sea train, but failed the Galley-La exam.
  • Verbal Tic: Since they were young, they have the habit of saying "waina" at the end of their sentences.

Tom's Workers

    Tom 

Tom

Voiced by: Yasuo Muramatsu (JP), Rob Mungle (EN), Joaquín López (Netflix LatAm)

Age: 67

Debut: Chapter 352 (Manga), Episode 248 (Anime)

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"There's nothing good, and nothing bad in building a ship, no matter what kind of ship it is. I don't care what kind of ships you build from now on!! But, no matter who gets injured by the ships you build, even if it looks like they'll destroy the world, you're the one who gave them life!! You, at least, have to love them!!! The one who created them must not deny them!!! Don't blame the ships!!! Men should puff out their chests with pride and a BOOM!!!... over the ships they build!!!"
Chapter 356

A huge long-horned cowfish Fish-man and a legendary shipwright from Water Seven. He adopted Iceburg and Cutty Flam/Franky. He was the one who built Gold Roger's ship, the Oro Jackson, and thus was sentenced to Impel Down for having done so. However, he asked for time in order to build the Sea Train, an innovative device that would have changed the fate of Water Seven. They gave him ten years to complete the project, Tom managed to complete the project in fourteen years, getting extra time to add more rails, and was pardoned of his "crimes". Unfortunately he and his apprentices were framed by Spandam. He took the responsibility for the accident and was sent to Impel Down, where he faced execution.

The Straw Hats eventually encounter Tom's younger brother Den, a Bering Wolffish merman, fellow shipwright, and marine ecologist, on Fish-Man Island.


  • Acrofatic: Despite his sheer bulk, Tom can be really fast. Justified because he's a Fish-man, who are naturally much stronger than humans.
  • Berserk Button: Franky denying his ownership of the Battle Frankies triggered the first and only time Tom struck him. As Tom explains, a shipwright can never reject his creations and needs to always care for them.
  • Big Fun: Tom was a big, jovial, and round Fish-man who laughed often.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Normally, building a pirate ship isn't considered a crime since anyone can buy or commission a ship and the shipwrights have no control over what their customers do. The judge who sentences Tom to death acknowledges this but throws the book at him regardless, remarking that being the builder of Gold Roger's ship makes him a special exception, because Roger was the Pirate King.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Invoked. While on trial for having built the Oro Jackson, Roger's flagship, Tom talked about his Sea Train project. Conditions on Water 7 were bad enough that Tom's attempt to build the Sea Train was considered important enough to grant him an extension of the trial for 10 years. Tom even got 4 extra years to build extra rails and, once the project ended, Tom was even pardoned of his crimes.
  • Catchphrase: Tom's favorite often said: "Do it with a Don!" ("with a Boom" in the Viz manga and "with Gusto" in the FUNimation dub).
  • Cool Old Guy: Tom is an old Fish-man who wisecracked a lot, was very knowledgeable in ship making, adopted and educated Iceburg and Franky, and was strong and brave when the situation called for it.
  • Determinator: Even with a jagged harpoon in his chest, he was still conscious and able to beat his most important lesson into Franky and some karma into Spandam.
  • Gentle Giant: Tom was a very big and friendly Fish-man (both in height and in width) who was constantly joyful, and rarely got angry or upset.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Despite being an accomplished shipwright, he ended up being ostracized for his work on the Oro Jackson, which is why he ended up having to make his workshop in an isolated part of town. He regained the respect of Water 7 by building the sea train, but his reputation was ruined when he was framed for attacking the judicial ship.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Spandam used the Battle Frankies to attack Water 7, Tom took the blame instead of his pupils, Iceburg and Franky, and was executed.
  • Horned Humanoid: Tom was a long-horned cowfish Fish-man and, just like his fish type, had a pair of small horns on his forehead.
  • The Hyena: He laughed at almost everything, like at Cutty Flam and Iceburg's quarrels, or when he narrowly avoided a death sentence with the promise of the Puffing Tom and Spandam threatened an unprovoked house search.
  • I Regret Nothing: After using his pardon to save Franky and Iceberg from the judicial ship attack, Tom realizes that he's back to where he was when he was sentenced to death 14 years ago, but doesn't mind. He's proud to have helped Roger by building a ship, and sees that Water 7 has hope now thanks to his sea train.
  • Made of Iron: Tom had been bombarded by Franky's battleships and impaled in the shoulder by a harpoon, which Franky said was designed to never come out without serious disfigurement. Later, Tom ripped the spear out with one hand without flinching.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Tom tended to say "with gusto!" or "with a boom!", depending on the translation. In the original, it's "with a don!"
  • Nice Guy: Tom was a kind-hearted Fish-man who didn't have any prejudice against humans, even adopting two human pupils, and improved Water 7's situation with his projects.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Tom was always cheerful and happy, and didn't flinch when he was arrested, but after Franky denied creating the Battle Franky battleships, Tom broke his handcuffs, slapped Franky and scolded him, telling him that a shipwright must always love their creations. Iceburg notes that he'd never seen Tom hit Franky before, despite Franky being a brat in his younger years.
  • Papa Wolf: Tom was a carefree, friendly, and easy to entertain Fish-man, but could become truly dangerous whenever his pupils, Franky and Iceburg, were threatened. This extended to the ships he built, since he believed a shipwright is like a father to his own ships.
  • Parental Substitute: Tom basically adopted Iceburg and Franky, treating them like his own children and teaching them his own shipwright's skills.
  • Posthumous Character: He's dead by the time the series starts, however he does leave a strong legacy behind.
  • Secret-Keeper: Tom was in possession of the blueprints for Pluton, a battleship strong enough to destroy entire islands, and hid them to prevent the World Government from getting their hands on the them. After his death, Iceburg kept hiding the blueprints in his place.
  • Signature Laugh: "Tata ha ha ha ha!".
  • Stout Strength: Tom's portly and round physiques put a lot of emphasis on his arms, which are strong enough to carry huge pieces of wood. Justified because he's a Fish-man, who's naturally very strong on his own.
  • Super Strength: Tom was strong even by Fish-man standards, able to lift a ship with just one hand while the other lifted three masts.
  • Taking the Heat: To get Pluton's blueprints, Spandam and his men took control of Cutty Flam's ships and attacked Water 7. Iceburg and Cutty Flam were accused of this, but Tom took the blame, used the pardon from making the Sea Train to nullify his conviction and was executed in their place.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Or Ultimate Shipwright. Tom was the best shipwright in the world, and constructed Roger's ship and the Sea Train system, the latter of which saved Water 7 from decline by opening new routes of trade for the city. He was also the custodian of the blueprints for Pluton, the biggest battleship ever made. His two pupils, Franky and Iceburg, have become the best shipwrights of their generation as well.
  • Worth It: Though he does try to leverage his idea and creation of the Sea Train into a pardon for his creation of the Oro Jackson, when he's forced to use it to save Franky and Iceberg, he admits that he's fine with the sentence because he's proud of his work in creating the ship.


Sabaody Archipelago

The last stop in Paradise for all travelers, pirates and civilians alike, located in the shadow of Mariejois and the Red Line, and nearby the former Marine headquarters Marineford. From this stopping point, civilians can cross the Red Line to the New World by applying to travel through Mariejois, or do as the pirates are forced to and take the more dangerous underwater route to Fish-Man Island which lies 20,000 meters below Mariejois beneath the Red Line. Sabaody is not an actual island, but a forest of massive mangrove trees clustered together which breathe out bubbles used for everyday life. Despite its close proximity to Marineford, Sabaody is a hotbed of lawlessness due to the massive number of pirates passing by, as well as the World Nobles frequently visiting from Mariejois. In particular, slavery still exists as a practice here despite being banned by the World Government.

    Shakuyaku 

Shakuyaku

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

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

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 exorbitant 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.


  • Bare Your Midriff: In her first outfit, her shirt and jacket barely reach her belly button. She wears another revealing outfit when she returns in Amazon Lily with Rayleigh.
  • Cool Old Lady: Although she really doesn't look that old, she's an experienced woman who gives the Straw Hats many useful advice.
  • Foreshadowing: During her talk with Rayleigh about Luffy's whereabouts and how he would sneak into Impel Down, she states about the possibility that Hancock fell in love with Luffy for his selflessnes to help him save his brother, and that if she were Hancock, she would want to hide him on Amazon Lily. This makes more sense that she anticipated Hancock falling in love with Luffy since she herself was a former Empress of Amazon Lily having likely gone through a similar situation with falling in love with a man herself, likely to be Rayleigh.
  • Happily Married: Supplemental material reveals that Shakky is married with Raylegh, although they don't appear to live together, they interact a lot.
  • Ms. Exposition: Shakky read a lot of papers and, when the Straw Hats arrive at Sabaody, she informs Luffy about the other Supernovas.
  • 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!
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Upon reuniting with Hancock as seeing her home Amazon Lily ravaged by the Marines and Blackbeard, the normally happy Shakky is frowning and upset over the damage done to her former home.
  • Retired Badass: In the past, she was chased by "Garp the Hero" as the former queen of Amazon Lily and captain of the Kuja Pirates, and retired forty years before meeting the Straw hats. However, she still has it in her to kick the ass of anyone who doesn't pay in full for their drinks.
  • Shipper on Deck: Correctly guessed that Hancock would fall for Luffy for being such a Nice Guy and for the most part is supportive of her feelings for him. Which would make sense as she also likely suffered Love Sickness as a former Emperess of Amazon Lily who also followed her heart just as she encouraged Hancock to do so.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She's one of the rare women in the show who smokes, and she definitely isn't a woman to be trifled with.

Flying Fish Riders/Rosy Life Riders

    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 Fish-men kidnappers, the Macro Pirates. After their defeat and after Sanji's operation on Duval's face they join sides with the Straw Hats.


    "Iron Mask" Duval 

"Iron Mask" Duval

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

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

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.


  • Accent Slip-Up: When angered, Duval lapses back into his native accent (a Tohoku Regional Accent in Japanese, a Southern drawl in English, and what seems like a Scanian accent in Swedish.). His Riders all know that's a sign that he's ready to snap.
  • 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 when Sanji helped him out.
  • 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 is 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: Duval is over 15 feet tall, dwarfing even his lookalike Sanji, and is easy to spot among his underlings.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: While he was accidentally framed for being a Straw Hat pirate, he reveals in his backstory that he used to be a mobster bullying a small town, so he deserves being chased by the Navy, even if it's for the wrong reasons. But anyhow, it's 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.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He is shown to be a competent foe, beyond Hatchan who was an antagonist in East Blue. However, he is no match for Sanji post-Enies Lobby.
  • 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. He could have been a legitimate threat to Luffy back in season 1, but after the near-death experiences the Straw Hats faced at Enies Lobby and Thriller Bark, the crew had leveled up so much that they barely broke a sweat with this guy.
  • 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.

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), using their reputation to recruit 100+ members, including 10 people with bounties over 70,000,000 and three whole crews, the captains of which are "Gashed" Albion, "Lip Service" Doughty and the new-age Supernova brothers "Wet Hair" Caribou" and "Blood Splatterer" Coribou.

The crew is now effectively dismantled. Black was captured by Sentomaru, the fake Robin (Cocoa) and Chopper (Nora Gitsune) were kidnapped by mysterious agents, the fake Zoro (Manjaro), Nami (Chocolat), Sniper King (Mounblutain), Sanji (Drip) and Franky (Turk) were buried alive by the brothers, Doughty was either captured or (judging from a large pile of bodies) killed, and the brothers and 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) are revealed in an SBS. As well as the fact that Albion escaped being arrested.
  • Buried Alive: Caribou buries the fakes Zoro, Nami, Sniper King, Sanji, and Franky without even killing them.
  • 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.note  It's meant to highlight their being total phonies.
  • Cowardly Lion: The fake Sniper King has some shred of bravery, as he tried to save the fake Sanji from being suffocated by Caribou.
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: They're posing as the Straw Hats. This extends to a Casting Gag in the anime, with the Straw Hats' VAs being mixed around and providing voices for the Fakes. For example Hiroaki Hirata and Eric Vale (Sanji) voice Demalo Black in Japanese and English respectively.
  • Didn't Think This Through: They impersonate one of the most infamous pirate crews in the world, and not once does it ever occur to them that it would make lots of other strong, powerful people want to kill them.
  • Dirty Coward: The moment there's trouble, such as the moment their con is exposed, they immediately lose their cool and run away.
  • Fake Identity Baggage: Their impersonation of the Straw Hats leads to unwanted attention from the marines as well as a bunch of other pirates who seek to kill the Straw Hats in order to boost their own reputations. In the end, their charade is exposed after Sentomaru easily defeats Black.
  • Fat Bastard: The fake Luffy, Zoro, Sniper King, and Doughty are all fat and all pirates and frauds.
  • Flat Character: Albion & Doughty don't have much Sniper King in the way of screen time or lines.
  • Gag Lips: Lip Doughty is famous in-universe for his large lips, hence his name.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: They plan to use the Straw Hats' fame to recruit many powerful pirates to their crew. Unfortunately, not only do they begin impersonating the Straw Hats at exactly around the same time the actual Straw Hats are about to reunite, they recruit at least two pirates who intend to kill the Straw Hats to increase their own fame, and then draw enough attention from the Marines to get Sentomaru and two Pacifistas sent after them.
  • Gonk: To make them even more obvious as fakes, they're all ugly and extrmely goofy looking compared to the original Straw Hats.
  • 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.
    • They don't have a tenth of the competence of the real Straw Hats, but they still act more like true pirates, being frauds, greedy and causing terror. In fact, Demalo has killed more people than Luffy, despite being a pale imitation of him.
    • The least cowardly of them is Fake Sniper King, while the real Usopp is the least fearless of the crew. Doesn't stop the real Usopp from effortlessly winning their fight.
    • Fake Nami terrorizes people openly and for no reason. The real Nami, if she ever wants to wrong someone, she does so for money and is always subtle enough to hardly ever be caught.
  • Kick the Dog: Black is an utter prick, shooting people when he wants with no regret. Caribou & Coribou are even worse.
  • Mugging the Monster: You would think the impostors would know what the people they are impersonating 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 and extremely ugly trying to pass off as teenagers and young adults.
    • Chopper is a reindeer while fake Chopper is a fox.
  • Red Shirt: Many of them, especially Lip Doughty and Albion, have little screen time and are dispatched quickly.
  • Smug Snake: They're all extremely smug and act like complete bastards, leeching off the Straw Hats reputation without any strength to back it up. The actual Straw Hats nonchalantly beat them.
  • The Starscream: Caribou and Coribou only join so they can 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

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: He's the main villain of the Return to Sabaody arc.
  • Beard of Evil: Has prominent stubble along his jaw, to contrast Luffy, who's never has so much as peach fuzz on his chin.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He acts like a big name in the Grand Line as "Luffy," but the real Luffy's bounty is more than fifteen times the amount of Black's. For a better comparison, Luffy's first bounty is higher than Black's, meaning that the World Government saw Luffy in the East Blue as a bigger threat than Black at the end of the first half of the Grand Line. Sentomaru says that he's not even comparable to Luffy, and the subsequent Curb-Stomp Battle proves that statement true.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Towards the end of his story, he tempts fate by trying to intimidate Sentomaru and his Pacifistas, but Sentomaru just flattens him with 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.
  • 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.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Impersonates Luffy, one of most infamous pirates in the world, in order to leech off his reputation. It never occurs to him that impersonating such a strong and powerful pirate would lead to a lot of other strong and powerful people trying to kill him.
  • Dirty Coward: He and his crew's cowardice matches with their smugness. After Sentomaru beats Black's skull with the broad end of his axe, his remaining crew decide to ditch him and plead for mercy.
  • Entitled Bastard: He seems to think that with Luffy's rep, he can get away with anything.
  • 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. The real Luffy would also not shoot civilians.
  • 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? He is also overweight.
  • Flunky Boss: He was aiming to be one, but did not succeed. In some ways, he was a weaker & unlucky Buggy.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: "Three-Tongued" is a old British term for someone who lies to multiple people at once.
  • Mugging the Monster: He manages to briefly antagonize Usopp, Nami, and Luffy himself thanks to Recognition Failure; and, as you would expect, ends up getting beat up/knocked unconscious for his troubles.
  • 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. Likely his bounty and him being in the Grand Line was because he was violent and a bit cunning, though not as much as he thinks.
  • Starter Villain: The very first after the Time Skip. Also quite a pathetic one (even Captain Morgan briefly put up a fight).

Caribou Pirates

    "Wet-Haired" Caribou 

"Wet-Haired" Caribou

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

Age: 32

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

Devil Fruit: Swamp-Swamp Fruit

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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".


  • 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 Paradise 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-grade 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.
  • 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!
  • Eviler than Thou: To Demalo Black's crew. He defeats all of them alone, though that's not so impressive.
  • 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. He explains his total capacity is basically bottomless and what he puts in stays preserved. So he can use it to store fresh food and 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).
  • 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. His face says it all.
  • 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.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Even when he goes out of his way to be a hero for the old lady that helped him out, he still can’t catch a break because Drake caught him.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain:
    • 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.
    • He has the tendency to eavesdrop on conversations. Due to this and after the events of Wano, he knows the whereabouts of two of three Ancient Weapons (Poseidon and Pluton).
  • 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.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: A few times, he helps out Luffy in his time of need, if only because his own survival is at stake too.
    • When the Thousand Sunny is descending to Fish-Man Island, they're attacked by a huge Kraken, and the Straw Hats are struggling to fight it without accidentally popping the bubble coating surrounding their ship. Realizing he'll die too if that happens, Caribou shows them a method to make smaller personal bubbles using the coating resin so Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji can fight it out in the water, away from their boat.
    • After Luffy is beaten and severely weakened following his second rematch with Kaido, Caribou provides Luffy with a month's worth of his own personal provisions, which were hidden away in his swamp body, to eat and get his energy back, if only because he knows Luffy defeating Kaido is his only real chance of making it out of Wano alive.
  • 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. While he loves scheming, he has been fooled even by Demalo Black of all people.
  • 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 Hammerspace 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.
  • What You Are in the Dark: He has the perfect chance to escape Kaido's favorite island while Kaido's men attack and his own crew rescue him. He could easily run away with no one stopping him or even having to explain what happened; it would even be the smart thing to do. He decides to go back and save Gaburu's grandma anyway.
  • 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

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. However, he earned his name because he is very strong.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite being abandoned by Caribou time and time again, he has no feelings towards his brother and is just happy to reunite with him. This stems from their grandmother always telling them to get along and stick together no matter what.
  • 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.
  • Red Baron: "Blood-Splatterer" Coribou.
  • Serial Killer: He 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 Bro-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.

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    "Marriage Proposal" Lola 

"Marriage Proposal" Lola

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

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

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 would 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. During the events of Wano, she finally succeeds in marrying Gotti of Bege's crew, ironically marrying a member of the same crew her sister Chiffon married to.
  • 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.
  • Engaging Conversation: Just by meeting Luffy, Lola says he's cute and asks him to marry her. It's implied she's this quick to ask any man to marry her considering how many times she's been rejected.
  • 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.
  • 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. Most zombies bear the name they had when alive- for example, the zombie Ryuuma has Brook's shadow.
  • 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.
  • Rescue Romance: Because of her desire to find her true love, when she's saved by Gotti, Lola kisses him and asks him to marry her, much to his astonishment.
  • 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.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Lola's impulsive decision to run away from home the day she was supposed to get married (to someone who actually loved her, no less) left Big Mom nursing one hell of a grudge, causing Lola's twin sister Chiffon to horribly abused for years just for physically resembling 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 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.

    Haredas 

Haredas

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

Age: 95 (Pre-Timeskip), 97 (Post-Timeskip)

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.
    • 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)

Age: 49 (Pre-Timeskip), 51 (Post-Timeskip)

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.
  • 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!
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's as fast and strong as he is large.
  • Meaningful Name: His likely is meant to refer to the Hercules Beetle, as Heracles is the original Greek name for the hero, and that the horns on his helmet resembles those of one.
  • The Mentor: Heracles is the only person Usopp meets in the Boin Arcipelago and he teaches him during the two year Time Skip in regards to how to use the Pop Greens as well as how to hone his combat skills and increase his self-confidence.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He is always gabbing on about "manliness".
  • Utility Belt: Where he keeps his supply of Pop Greens.
  • 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, One Piece Alabasta, One Piece Water 7

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