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Revolutionary Army

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"Propaganda is spread throughout the world, provoking revolution in many kingdoms, and causing the downfall of many countries."Nico Robin

"Pirates...don't usually initiate attacks on governments or Marines. However, there's a force that attempts to directly overthrow the World Government. That's the 'Revolutionary Army.'"
Nico Robin

The Revolutionary Army is a mysterious and rebellious military organization that directly opposes the current established World Government, with the intention of overthrowing the World Nobles, the descendants of the founders of the organization. Led by Monkey D. Dragon, whose past and goals are still unknown, the Revolutionary Army is an eclectic group of misfits, who prefer to act covertly as they seem to lack the military power to wage an open war against the World Government. However, they are up to now shown to be benevolent. Despite being introduced as early as the Loguetown arc, their plans, members and ways of operating are still mostly shrouded in mystery.

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The Reverie arc has finally shed some light on the goals of the Revolutionaries — specifically that they don't want to destroy the Marines or World Government itself, but rather the World Nobles that control said World Government and enslave whomever they wish. Not only that, Dragon plans to use the Reverie to declare war on the Celestial Dragons.


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    In General 
  • Badass Army: An army powerful enough to stand up to the World Government, with their leader considered one of the most dangerous men on the planet.
    • Furthermore, the majority of the Revolutionary Army Commanders have evaded capture by the Marines and assassination by CP-0; those members of the Revolutionary Army known to have been captured by the World Government and imprisoned in Impel Down (Ivankov, Inazuma, and Morley) used that opportunity to engineer the biggest mass breakout of prisoners in its history and escaped themselves; one of their members, Kuma, served as a Shichibukai for years and infiltrated the deepest levels of the Marines, making direct contact with Dr. Vegapunk himself; and their second-in-command Sabo successfully stole the Flare-Flare Devil Fruit from Shichibukai Donquixote Doflamingo (in the process overpowering Jesus Burgess, a Captain of Blackbeard's and one of the pirates who killed Whitebeard), then used it to keep a Marine Admiral away from Luffy — alone.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Like many things in the first half of the series, they're a relatively minor detail who become critical players after the Time Skip.
    • However, it should be mentioned the limited number of times that Luffy faced certain defeat or death at the hands of the Marines/World Government in the first half of the series (Smoker in Loguetown, Magellan in Impel Down), his adventure continued only by the timely intervention of a newly introduced Revolutionary Army Commander (Dragon and Ivankov, respectively).
  • Elite Four: Aside from the central leadership which Dragon and his direct subordinates provide, there are another four Executive Commanders each operating out of one of the four seas: Belo Betty for the East Blue, Morley for the West Blue, Lindbergh for the South Blue, and Karasu for the North Blue.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Morley, Belo Betty, Lindbergh, and Karasu are introduced saving helpless civilians who have been attacked by pirates. However, rather than save the civilians by fighting the pirates directly, the commanders instead empower and support the civilians so that they could fight against the pirates themselves by boosting the civilians' strength and morale via Betty's rallying Devil Fruit powers as well as disarming and disabling the pirates of their weapons. After the battle is won, the commanders give the civilians the credit for defeating the pirates as well as contact information to get in touch with the Revolutionary Army should the need ever arise again since they won't abandon weaklings who want to rise up. Furthermore, helping the civilians of the Lulusia Kingdom wasn't even obligatory. The four commanders were just on their way to the meeting at the Kamabakka Kingdom.
  • Foil: To pirates, as noted by Robin. Although both pirates and revolutionaries are considered enemies of the World Government, pirates generally do not aim to disrupt the balance of the world whereas revolutionaries actively try to disrupt the status quo. Most importantly, the Revolutionary Army help citizens who suffer from oppression.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: The closest they have to a standard equipment is a pair of goggles tied around a Nice Hat.
  • Hero of Another Story: Arguably the most straightforward example in the series, since they are not pirates and only fight to liberate people oppressed or enslaved by the current world order. They even have a relative protagonist figure in Sabo.
  • In the Hood: They often wear hooded cloaks during missions.
  • La Résistance: Of course.
  • The Paragon: A number of the revolutionaries hold the philosophy to only help people so that they can be able to help themselves.
    • During Luffy's painful treatment from Magellan's poisons, Ivankov makes it clear to a pleading Mr. 2 that he's no miracle worker. He's just someone who helps people focus their will to live with his hormone Devil Fruit powers. He explains upfront that miracles only happen to those who never give up.
    • Chapter 904 shows that the four commanders prefer letting the citizens fight their own battles, using their abilities solely to support them.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The army is mostly composed of people screwed over by their local governments or by the World Government itself and crazy enough to fight back. Lampshaded once:
    Koala: "We're gathering those weird people again?!"
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: The success of the army's ideals being spread around the world? Mostly owed to good-old-fashioned warfare. Then again, against the corrupt World Government, not exactly a hard choice.
  • Steampunk: Seems to be the overall theme of their dress.
  • Training the Peaceful Villagers: A unique trait of the Revolutionaries compared to the Straw Hats, other pirates, or the Marines is how they inspire oppressed people to take up weapons themselves, sometimes only offering indirect support by destroying their opponent's weapons rather than fighting directly. This seems to be both tactical and strategic — the Revolutionaries are presumably outnumbered by the mighty World Government and so must oppose the Celestial Dragons by recruiting as many followers as possible while minimizing the risk they themselves are apprehended. Also, by actively encouraging people across the world to take matters into their own hands, the nations of One Piece gradually become less reliant on the Marines and less subservient to the World Government.
    • Eastern Army Commander Belo Betty has a Devil Fruit dedicated to this trope — the Kobu Kobu no Mi ('kobu' is Japanese for encouragement).
  • Trash the Set: In the opening of Whole Cake Island arc, the Blackbeard Pirates ransack their base in Baltigo, forcing the core members to move to the Kamabakka Kingdom.

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Leaders

    Dragon "The Revolutionary" 

Monkey D. Dragon "The Revolutionary"

Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata (JP), Dan Green (EN, 4Kids), Bryan Massey (EN, Funi)

Age: 53 (Pre-Timeskip), 55 (Post-Timeskip)

Birthday: October 5th

Bounty: Unknown

Debut: Chapter 100 (Manga), Episode 52 (Anime)

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"Follow your own beliefs to the very end Luffy. With a will such as yours and a little luck, the Masses may learn to question this world after all. Ride the winds of change, my son. That day you and I meet will come soon enough, I'm sure."

Monkey D. Dragon "The Revolutionary" is the son of Monkey D. Garp and the father of Monkey D. Luffy. A very mysterious man, very few know about his relation to them due to him being leader of the Revolutionaries — who directly oppose the World Government — and being the world's most wanted man. The World Government fears his ideas will spread chaos in the world, and he has apparently already spread them through many nations... mostly through war. His comrade, former ruler of Kamabakka Kingdom Emporio Ivankov, noted that he had the habit of always facing in the same direction when stepping out for air in his base. This could indicate he would occasionally feel homesick.

Dragon's bounty remains unknown, but because he is the most wanted person alive, you can bet that whatever the highest bounty to date in One Piece is, Dragon's is well beyond that, even that of the Emperors.


  • Anime Hair: He's like Raditz.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Heavily implied. Ivankov, who's no pushover himself, mentions that pissing him off is just as bad an idea as challenging Whitebeard.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Well, when you're this notorious, what sort of mythical beast would you be named after?
  • Badass in Charge: Calmly stopped Smoker from capturing Luffy by merely holding the jutte on his back.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Interestingly, he does these very subtly, like that whole business back in Loguetown (unclear if the lighting storm hitting Buggy when he was about to execute Luffy was him, but appearing behind Smoker to stop him capturing Luffy was definitely). And ten years before the main story began, his intervention in the burning of Gray Terminal lead to far less deaths than there would've been. He also saved Sabo's life when his ship was blown up by a World Noble, when everyone was sure that he died.
  • Big Good: After the fall of Whitebeard, Dragon and Shanks are closest things the series has to one, although in Dragon's case, his exact agenda has yet to be revealed. If nothing else, his army is involved in helping innocent civilians rebel against the horrific World Nobles, so it can at least be assumed that he's given the order to do so.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He is the most wanted man in the world and considering what the government did on an island to those who they suspect to be the lover and child of Gold Roger, he had a damn good reason to leave the East Blue.
  • Disappeared Dad: Luffy didn't even know he had a father.
  • Dramatic Wind: Seems to be his motif, and possibly his actual power, though the story hasn't been very clear on that yet.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Exactly what his origin was like is unknown. What is known is about six years prior to the start of the series, he and his revolutionaries were just starting out and raising trouble. Current time, Dragon is one of the most feared men in the world. And long before his rise to prominence, Dragon was actively shunning the decadency of the world around him, since at least twelve years back, and gaining steam as Luffy, Ace, and Sabo all grew into teenagers.
  • Generation Xerox: Zig-zagged. Luffy looks and acts mostly like the previous Pirate King; however, Ivankov notes the willpower, boundless determination, and likely his inhuman strength that Luffy is known for all come from Dragon. It seems to be that Dragon generally acts much colder and more seriously than Luffy; his ever present smile seems more like a satisfied smirk than his son's goofy grin.
  • Informed Attribute: Is said to be the most dangerous man alive, but suffers from lack of screen time. Thus, any impact his revolution has is mostly informed. Until recently, when the Revolutionaries have made an appearance in the Straw Hats' journey while they mess things up in Dressrosa.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: The father of Monkey D. Luffy.
  • Mad Oracle: Sort of. The few lines he's had suggest that of a mystic or soothsayer, not that he talks much.
  • The Magnificent: "The Revolutionary".
  • The Most Wanted: He is called "the most wanted criminal in the world", as he and his group openly defies the World Government and have converted several countries to their cause.
  • Mysterious Parent: Oh, so mysterious. Such much that it's a shock both to fans and the main cast that Luffy, yes THAT Luffy, is his son!
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Dragon", for crying out loud.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Subtle, but he takes inspiration from real-life revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. This is best demonstrated by his ship the Wind Granma, which is named after the ship Castro used to kickstart the Cuban Revolution.
  • Not a Game: He tells a subordinate not to enjoy the victory of a won battle, saying that is war.
  • Papa Wolf: In Loguetown, he saved Luffy from Smoker in the nick of time. Plus, when Luffy was in Impel Down and telling Ivankov about Ace being his brother, Ivankov nearly flipped out and wondered how stupid the Marines were to be pissing off not just Whitebeard but Dragon as well. It implies angering the man directly is not a wise action and would avoid it.
  • Parental Abandonment: Dragon's son Luffy wasn't even aware he had a dad. Although on Dragon's part, being a revolutionary dedicated to the overthrow of the World Government does have drawbacks, like not being able to see or associate yourself with your family, for example. Especially if you're the world's most wanted man. And to be fair, Iva noted that he from his base would always stare towards the direction of East Blue, which would imply he's homesick. Iva also theorizes the news of Ace's execution would not only bring Whitebeard's attention, but Dragon as well, though he turns out to be mistaken on Dragon's relation to Ace.
  • Rebel Leader: Leader of Revolutionaries seeking to overthrow the current government.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Don Chinjao made it quite clear that had he known Dragon was Garp's son, he would've made sure Luffy would've never been born. This is also implied to be the reason why Luffy was left in Garp's care — considering how Ace turned out when he learned he was Gold Roger's son while still at a relatively young age, Luffy was lucky to not know the identity of his father until he was old enough not to care.
  • Slasher Smile: Sports one in almost all his appearances.
  • So Proud of You: It seems that way. While Luffy has yet to actually speak to him, he seems to hold high expectations for Luffy, and appears to support his son's actions thus far.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Subverted. While Ivankov comments that that Luffy reminds him of Dragon (due to his his determination and willpower), there's not much physical resemblance. Luffy (after seeing Dragon's picture for the first time) even comments that Dragon looks nothing like him.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has some nice ones on his face and is the most wanted man by the Government.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child:
    • Inverted with him (serious father) and Luffy (goof protagonist son).
    • Played straight with him (still serious) and his own father (acts as an older version of Luffy).

    Sabo 

Sabo

Child Voice: Junko Takeuchi (JP), Morgan Garrett (EN)
Adult Voice: Toru Furuya (JP), Vic Mignogna (EN), Rodrigo Acevedo (OP Gold) (Latin American Spanish)

Age: 22

Birthday: March 20th

Bounty: 602,000,000 Berries

Debut: Chapter 583 (Manga), Episode 494 (Anime)

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"I finally managed to get here, Ace. Look, our Luffy started to make his way to become the "King of the Pirates"again. That's our little brother!"

Luffy and Ace's childhood friend and sworn "brother". His weapon of choice is a long pipe, and was the first of them to set out on their dream of becoming great pirates. He was believed to have been killed by the World Nobles, but is later revealed to have survived and has been taken in by Dragon, having lost his memory in the process and didn't remember his past until he hears the news of Ace's death. During his time with the revolutionaries, he Took a Level in Badass, leading him to ultimately rising to the rank of Chief of Staff, Dragon's second-in-command. And this was before he ultimately found and ate the Flame-Flame Fruit (Mera Mera no Mi), inheriting Ace's power and will.

He has a bounty of 602,000,000 berries.


  • Abusive Parents: His parents never cared about him at all, they only considered him a tool to continue the family wealth and legacy. The fact that nothing he ever did was good enough for them leads him to live out in the wilderness by himself and later with Dadan.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Lost his memory during the incident in the Goa Kingdom where Luffy and Ace thought that he died.
  • Angst Coma: When presented with the news of Ace's death, he regained his memories and then suddenly cries due to the sheer amount of memories and the fact that Ace just died. The shock is enough to send him into a coma for 3 days.
  • The Artful Dodger: On a trope perspective, Sabo doesn't want anything to do with his family and is perfectly fine with fending for himself. In fact, he was so reluctant to have their ways forced upon him that his parents adopted an agreeable twit who is every bit as resplendent as they are. On a literal perspective, everything about his high-class Victorian noble look, reluctance to do away with his tired rags, and his preference for using a pipe as a weapon screams "Oliver Twist", because he gives off the vibe of a back-alley thug, yet he's gone beyond that and risen to become the Number Two of the whole friggin' Revolutionary Army. His time in the Goa Kingdom also saw him becoming a very competent street enforcer as a mere child who could hold his own against fully-grown adults!
  • Badass Adorable: Even as a kid it's implied that he kicked asses of many grown men. Even more after Time Skip: One instance shows him having the ability to contend & stalemate, and later defeat Jesus Burgess (who considers himself the "strongest" fighter under Blackbeard) of all in the Corrida Colosseum tournament after taking over Luffy's disguise. He also uses a steel pipe to break a sword and his bare hands to break bazookas, and showcases an extremely proficient use of haki (Armament, at least) in combat. And for good measure, he worfed a Giant Vice-Admiral like it was nothing and soon after holds his own against Admiral Fujitora. Great homecoming, indeed.
  • Badass Longcoat: He's got such a snappy one for a small kid. As an adult it gets even more badass.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Sabo himself looked cute and attractive compared to the Gonk looking spoiled brats that are the nobles' kids. Neither of his two neglectful parents are particularly attractive either, both appearing rather plain (and also with low individual resemblance to their son).
  • Berserk Button: Don't bring up how he wasn't able to join the battle at Marineford and try to save Ace. Jesus Burgess learned this the hard way.
  • Big Brother Instinct: His concern for Luffy as a big brother was more apparent than Ace's prior to his death. After that, Ace more or less took over the role, and became even more protective of Luffy than Sabo ever was. Years after his supposed "death", Sabo proclaims that no matter where he would be in the world, if Luffy were to ever ask for his help, Sabo would do everything in his power to aid him. Sabo has not just taken up Ace's mantle as the user of the Flame Flame Fruit, but also the mantle of the protector of their mutual younger brother — to the point that he's arguably become even more protective than ever before, which says a lot.
    • Case in point: Koala manages to infiltrate the castle after Luffy has defeated Bellamy for the second time and is about to reenter the fight with Doflamingo. She contacts Sabo for help, knowing that she isn't strong enough to interfere with the upcoming battle. Sabo, all the way back at the Colosseum, initially dismisses her request as he believes she's strong enough to finish the job — only to state that he'll be right there the very moment after Koala mentions that Luffy might be in danger.
  • Big Damn Heroes: With Ace, he saved Luffy from getting beaten further by Bluejam's subordinate. Later when Burgess is going to kill an exhausted, post-Gear Fourth Luffy, Sabo promptly arrives and kicks Burgess in the face.
  • Blood Brothers: With Luffy and Ace. None of them were related of course, but they were very close and even made a ceremony of drinking sake and became brothers. Sabo admits in his farewell letter that their bond as brothers is his greatest treasure, and what we are shown of his reaction to Ace's death cannot express the sheer pain it caused him as he cries out in grief. Especially as this was the event that triggered the regaining of his lost memories.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Besides his hat and longcoat (both being black), his outfit is almost entirely blue and he's one of the most good-hearted characters in the series.
  • Breakout Character: The fifth most popular character in the roster, making him the most popular of the Revolutionary Army and the second most popular non-Straw Hat character in the series, behind Trafalgar Law.
  • Break the Cutie: His realisation that the nobles don't care about what they're about to do really got to him. It comes to a climax when he declares he's ashamed to be a noble at all, which really disturbs Dragon.
  • Childish Tooth Gap: As a child, he had a missing front tooth and was quite the rambunctious type.
  • Cute Bruiser: Seems to be pretty good at fighting. Grew up to be really good at fighting.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Was raised into a twisted society of Nobles. Forced to leave Luffy and Ace to protect them from his abusive family. When he tried to set sail away from his island, a World Noble fired a shot from his ship at him for a petty reason. Thankfully, he was rescued by Dragon, but had amnesia about his past, including his brotherhood with Ace and Luffy. And the moment he gained back his memories was after he saw the news of Ace's death.
  • Declaration of Protection: In his farewell letter, he asks Ace to protect Luffy. Ace does, eventually to the cost of his own life. Years later, Sabo tells Fujitora that no matter where he was in the world, if Luffy were to ask for his aid, he'd be at his side in an instant. It then flashes to panel showing his reaction to Ace's death and the look of pain on his face as he remembers his loss. He lost Ace, and he'll never know whether or not his brother could have been saved if he had been there. He won't take that risk again and lose Luffy as well.
  • Defector from Decadence: His parents were the typical noble bastards, but he knew that the nobility were selfish, arrogant and pompous. Not to mention they are more than capable of crossing the Moral Event Horizon. So he ran away to the Gray Terminal and lived with Ace, and later Luffy. It's the last straw for him when the nobles planned to burn Gray Terminal and its residents to the ground because a World Noble is visiting their kingdom, and after he survived the ordeal, he departed to become a pirate the next day. Then he was blasted down by the World Noble's ship. Fortunately he survived and was rescued by Revolutionaries, but nobody else knows that.
  • Didn't See That Coming: To the audience, Doflamingo, and even the heroes, his reappearance was very unexpected. Makes you wonder what else the Revolutionaries are capable of.
  • Elemental Punch: His Signature Move, Hiken (Fire Fist). Inherited from his late brother, of course.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He was strong enough to block an attack from Burgess and break the Corrida Colosseum arena before he ate the Flame-Flame Fruit.
  • Face Palm Of Doom: He administers one to Vice Admiral Bastille and Jesus Burgess on separate occasions.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Him, Ace, and Luffy are all very close, and he and Ace grew close to Luffy after they saved his life.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He wears them on the band of his Nice Hat and is likely to have never used them.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Though it came from a serious burn wound, his scar is relatively neat and only lightly pinked, and due to not damaging his eye, his looks are largely unaffected by it.
  • Ground Punch: His Dragon Claw Palm: Dragon's Breath technique can shatter entire stone platforms, as seen in Corrida Colosseum.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Sabo has blonde hair, the Token Good Teammate of the nobles in Goa Kingdom, and a nicer big brother to Luffy during their childhood.
  • Heroic BSoD: Reading an article about Ace's death not only restored his memories but also sent him into a depression to the one Luffy suffered over Ace's death.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: During his time with Luffy and Ace, he met Garp and thus earned the rather... dubious honor of being his third grandson. It didn't take long for him to become every bit as terrified of Garp as Luffy and Ace were, thanks to this trope.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: He has a little trouble getting used to using the Flame-Flame Fruit, such as turning it off, but he apparently gets the hang of it quickly.
  • Irony: As a child, he almost died from an explosion caused by a World Noble shooting his ship. As an adult, he ends up eating the Flame-Flame Fruit, becoming immune to fire.
  • Ki Attacks: As an adult, he can use at least Armament Haki.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Sabo will do anything for Luffy, if the sheer destruction he caused was any indication.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: And how. Sabo's image was all over the latest One Piece merchandise mere weeks after being revealed alive.
  • The Law of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Sabo comments that it's hard to remember that he no longer needs to dodge every single attack after eating the Flame-Flame Fruit.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Or rather class, not only was he the only known good noble in Goa, but the fact that he was ashamed that he was born as one since the rest of them are seen as selfish assholes.
  • Mythical Motifs: Dragons. He has many dragon-themed attacks, he likens his hands to dragon claws, and after he eats Flame Flame Fruit, he also gains the corresponding powers. Coincidentally, he's technically The Dragon to the leader of the revolution, the man named Dragon. Ironically, he hates Celestial Dragons in particular (and obnoxious nobles in general).
  • Never Found the Body: Only his hat is seen among the wreckage after his ship was blasted. Which thus lends some credibility to how he ends up alive in Dressrosa, and as a member of the Revolutionaries.
  • Nice Guy: Sabo is a nice fella, even Luffy stated that he was a nicer brother than Ace during their youth.
  • Nice Hat: His top hat which he wore for his whole life.
  • Number Two: Apparently he is this to Dragon, the leader of the Revolutionaries. Raised to become second-in-command and treated just like a son.
  • Only Sane Man: He certainly feels this way after discovering that all of the nobles are fine with the burning of Gray Terminal. He was also this with Luffy and Ace, as he was the most rational of the three (considering his upbringing).
  • Person of Mass Destruction: If he wasn't one before by destroying the entire ring in the Corrida Colosseum, he's certainly one after having eaten Ace's fruit.
    • The anime puts this trait more into focus, as when he clashes with Fujitora, he causes an enormous conflagration that incinerates an entire city block by combining his newfound fire powers with a simple kick, also causing the Marine onlookers to flee for dear life.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Of course, being a 10-year-old boy who can beat up grown men and giant animals. He is still this in the current timeline: As a 22-year-old, he is fairly unspectacular in height for the One Piece world (6'1 and a half) and has a comparatively thin frame, similar to Luffy or Sanji. And yet, he's damn strong and completely overwhelmed a high ranking member of an Emperor's crew. He can even keep up with a Marine Admiral.
  • Pipe Pain: Is fond of using pipes. In a special shot on the front of a chapter of his adult self with Luffy and Ace, he also wields one. In Corrida Colosseum, while disguised as "Lucy", he also wields the pipe. After ditching the disguise, he still carries the pipe. At this point it's probably safe to consider it his main weapon. Other sources and media even mainly depict his usage of it very akin to a bou-staff.
  • Playing with Fire: In the midst of the chaos he created after destroying the Corrida Colosseum arena, he eats the Flame Flame Fruit, gaining its powers. He wastes no time in using Ace's Signature Move as an homage to his late brother.
  • Posthumous Character: Presented as this in Luffy's flashback, but subverted, as he's not actually dead.
  • Remembered Too Late: He only regained his memories after Ace died. In fact, it was reading an article about Ace's death that triggered his memories to return. The shock was enough to reduce him to Inelegant Blubbering.
  • Remember the New Guy?: For someone so incredibly important to Luffy it's conspicuous that his name is never actually mentioned until after Ace's death. The only other reference to him involves the crossed out S in Ace's shoulder tattoo, which was later revealed to be a tribute to Sabo. Might be justified; Sabo says that Luffy probably didn't want to tell anyone about his own bad past, and in particular, Sabo's supposed death.
  • The Reveal:
    • Chapter 731 all but outright reveals that he is alive and a member of the Revolutionary Army. And Chapter 744 makes it official.
    • In Chapter 794, he reveals what happened to him right after he died, and why he never tried to contact Ace or Luffy afterward. That reason being Laser-Guided Amnesia from the attack that nearly killed him.
  • Scars Are Forever: Most of his scar from his run in with that World Noble remain on his face 12 years after the fact.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Sports a Badass Longcoat, Nice Hat, and neckerchief. His fashion sense (even when he was a child) stands in contrast to Luffy and Ace's more casual attire, and highlights his nobler beginnings.
  • Spanner in the Works: His appearance in the Dressrosa arc allows him and Luffy to switch places at the tournament, so Luffy can go save Law without worrying about the Flame-Flame Fruit falling into the wrong hands. He especially counts considering that he was perhaps the only person Luffy would ever allow without argument to gain the power of the Flame-Flame Fruit outside of his own crew — and Sabo wouldn't have been in the country had it not been for the tournament in the first place, as following Ace's death he made it a point to seek that fruit.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: He enters the Colosseum tournament to win and eat the Flame-Flame Fruit partially in homage to Ace. He succeeds and gains Ace's abilities, thus becoming his direct successor.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only good noble seen in the Goa Kingdom.
  • Tragic Keepsake: In a strange variation, his flame powers he received through the Flame Flame Fruit because they were originally his brother's (Ace) powers before his death.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: His friendship with Koala swings into this territory a bit due to his stubbornness getting on her nerves, which in turn earns him an earful of complaints. Still, they seem to get along well most of the time.
  • Walking Spoiler: Especially once you know he's actually alive. And that he was introduced right after Ace's death.
  • White Sheep: Sabo is the only one in his family who isn’t an evil, spoiled aristocrat. While his own parents and stepbrother only care about themselves and their reputation, Sabo is kind and cares about others.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He tried to escape the decadent noble life and become a pirate, only to be shot down by a World Noble ship. It's later subverted — he actually survived the explosion and ends up with Dragon's Revolutionaries.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Proves his badass credentials when he singlehandedly prevents the marines on Dressrosa from catching up to Luffy and the other pirates going after Doflamingo. Among said marines include two vice-admirals (one of whom he's already curbstomped) and Admiral Fujitora.

Commanders

    Morley 

Morley

Age: 160

Debut: Chapter 904 (Manga)

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The West Army Commander of the Revolutionary Army. He is a giant and an okama who wields a trident. He has eaten the Push-Push Fruit (Oshi Oshi no Mi) which lets him manipulate the earth like clay. Notably, Morley appears to be the first giant in story canon to have eaten a Devil Fruit.


  • Badass Gay: Definitely seems to have a preference for men and he's also an extremely powerful commander who can move solid earth around like it were clay.
  • Badass Moustache: He sports a fu manchu moustache.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: It's mentioned way back in the Impel Down Arc that a Devil Fruit user with the power to tunnel helped create the secret Level 5.5 where Emporio Ivankov and an army of Revolutionary soldiers as well as okama gather. Morley is an okama with the power to move earth around freely, and Word of God confirms he's the same person.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Through the use of the Push-Push Fruit, he has been shown to manipulate earth to move it as if it were clay.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The silhouette of his face can be seen in Chapter 801 and Episode 746, although it looks different from his finalized design. Prior to that, he's mentioned in Chapter 538, though not by name (word of Oda is that Ivankov didn't know it was him), as the person who created the space that would become Level 5.5 of Impel Down.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He has goggles around his bowler hat.
  • Gonk: Morley is not exactly a conventionally attractive man, to put it mildly. For starters he has very big lips and very puffy cheeks, on top of being obese.
  • Large and in Charge: Comes with being a giant and a high ranking commander of the Revolutionaries.
  • Nice Hat: Morley has a black bowler hat.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Morley wields a giant trident, which he has yet to use like a normal weapon, being seemingly content to stick it in the ground and push to make a wave of softened soil.
  • Tunnel King: Due to his power, Morley can easily move through the ground. His first appearance has him literally emerge from the surface. Moreover in Chapter 905, it's implied Morley is moving inside of the Red Line, having been seen by King Stelly of Goa Kingdom. SBS volume 91 reveals that he once used this power to create the space that would become level 5.5 of Impel Down, and to escape from the prison in the process.

    Belo Betty 

Belo Betty

Birthday: June 15th

Debut: Chapter 904 (Manga)

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"What will you do, you worthless rascals! Die? Or fight? Choose your fate! The work of a hero shouldn't always be left to others! It falls to you!"

The East Army Commander of the Revolutionary Army. She uses her Pump-Pump Fruit (Kobu Kobu no Mi) to rally listeners to awaken their latent power and strength with a wave of her flag.


  • Absolute Cleavage: She only wears an open jacket over herself with no shirt or even bra under it, this to make her inspiration to the Libery leading the people.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair of dark shaded glasses and is a revolutionary who inspires the people to revolt.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She wears a pair of goggles around her hat, but she already has shades.
  • Inspirational Insult: She constantly insults people whose spirit are broken, but the fact that once they get a hold of themselves and manage to stand up, she makes a complete turnaround and compliments them suggests that her insults are only a way to motivate her audience.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: Downplayed; she encourages people, but doesn't demonstrate any fighting skills. However, as a commander of the Revolutionary Army, it's implied she has great fighting skills.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Big time. She spends her introduction referring to rank and file civilians as weak trash, before inspiring them with her Devil Fruit powers to rise up and fight back against Pinkbeard. When they succeed, she not only immediately gives them his unconscious body to turn in for the sizeable, 52 million bounty on his head (which they're in desperate need of, given that the Celestial Dragons tax them to the point of poverty), but also gives them a note with a direct contact line should they ever need the help of the Revolutionary Army again.
    "You guys did a good job here! You can call us anytime. We won't abandon weaklings who want to rise up!"
  • Magic Enhancement: Her Devil Fruit abilities allows her to awaken the latent power and strength of those she rallies with the wave of her flag.
  • Nice Hat: She has a twirled top hat, with a massive plumage in the back.
  • Red Is Heroic: Her main clothing color is red and she is one of the major opponents of the World Government.
  • Rousing Speech: Her Devil Fruit basically gives her super powered ones, that cause the listeners, even average civilians, to bulk up and become courageous enough to fight against pirates. Morley comments that it is linked to her waving her flag.
  • She's Got Legs: With extra-ample long legs like the ones in the picture, Belo Betty is one really tall and commanding vixen.
  • Shout-Out: Her topless appearance, flag carrying and waving, rallying based abilities, and being a revolutionary make her one big shout out to the central figure in the painting Liberty Leading the People known as Marianne. In the painting, Marianne the main figure leading the people is a topless woman holding the flag of the French Revolution who personifies the concept and Goddess of Liberty.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She goes into battle and makes awesome Rousing Speeches with a cigarette in her mouth.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Normal-sized civilians like Moda seem to only rise up to Betty's chest, likely making her at least 7 feet tall or so. Symbolically, her height is fitting since she "stands tall" for the weak and spurs them into battle.
  • Thanks for the Mammary: How she's introduced. Modanote  accidentally lands on Betty's body and gets to squeeze her left boob.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair cut in a bob.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Betty is practically Type S, considering she's the owner of abnormally long legs and her garters go way up high. This is only made all the more apparent by her short skirt.

    Lindbergh 

Lindbergh

Debut: Chapter 904 (Manga)

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The South Army Commander of the Revolutionary Army. He is a cat Mink and an inventor who uses his own created weapons to fight, such as a freeze ray.


  • Cool Hat: Lindbergh wears a top hat.
  • Freeze Ray: His main weapon, at least at the moment, is called the "Cool Shooter".
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Creates weapons for himself to use in combat, including some kind of freezing gun.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He wears two sets of goggles, one of which he uses but the other being tied around his hat.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very excited all the time and is very enthusiastic in fighting against evildoers and test his new gadgets.
  • Jet Pack: Sports one in his introduction, allowing to make big jumps.

    Karasu 

Karasu

Voiced by: Takeshi Kusao

Debut: Chapter 593 (Manga), Episode 510 (Anime)

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The North Army Commander of the Revolutionary Army. He has seemingly eaten a Devil Fruit that allows him to turn his body into crows, which has has used to transport messages and even people around with.


  • Animal Motif: Crows as his name is a homonym for the Japanese word for "crow", he wears a plague doctor's mask that looks like a crow's beak as well as a feathered coat, and can turn into a murder of crows.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a large feathered one that also can turn into his crows thanks to his Devil Fruit.
  • Bald of Awesome: He's bald and is one of the Revolutionary Army Commanders.
  • Berserk Button: When people can't understand what Karasu is saying, he flips out. Unfortunately, he doesn't realize it's his fault for not using his mask speaker.
  • Cool Mask: Appropriate for his crow theme, he wears a plague doctor's mask which resembles a beak.
  • Creepy Good: He's a pale, bald man with a dark cloak that can turn into crows, and his gaze is so frightening it scares some of Pinkbeard's pirates. Despite all these traits that make him appear like a villain, he's a revolutionary who helps the people and opposes the corrupted World Government.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Wears a black cloak that can generate a flock of crows, but he's a heroic character.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears at the end of the Dressrosa arc where Sabo rides on his crows to leave Dressrosa. There's also a very subtle hint of his powers when a crow delivers the newspaper to a revolutionary after the events of Marineford.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: Karasu only wears a big black feathery mantle, leaving his chest exposed.
  • The Quiet One: Even more so than he intends, since he forgets that he can't be heard through the mask and needs to switch his speaker on.
  • Spoiler Opening: Since he has a speaking role in episode 738, at the end of the Dressrosa Arc, his name is revealed in the Anime before his actual and proper manga debut during the Reverie Arc.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: When written in kanji, his name means "crow" in Japanese and he has eaten a Devil Fruit that allows him to turn into a murder of crows. However, his name is written in katakana, making it more a Punny Name with obvious meaning.
  • The Unintelligible: Whenever Karasu forgets to use his speaker inside his mask, nobody except those standing next to him can understand his voice because it's too muffled and incomprehensible.

Officers

    Emporio Ivankov 

"Okama King" Emporio Ivankov

Voiced by: Norio Imamura (JP, episodes 438-460), Mitsuo Iwata (JP, episodes 461+), Randy Pearlman (EN)

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

Birthday: January 8th

Bounty: Unknown

Debut: Chapter 537 (Manga), Episode 438 (Anime)

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"We have crossed this barrier called 'gender!'"

The former ruler of Kamabakka Kingdom, Emporio Ivankov, or Iva for short, is a transvestite known as a "Miracle Worker" for saving the lives of several people. However, because he's also an officer of the Revolutionaries trying to overthrow the World Government, he was captured and put into the world's worst prison, Impel Down. Ivankov's power comes from eating the Horm-Horm Fruit (Horu Horu no Mi), which allows him to inject hormones into the human body. These hormones can cause sex changes, increased adrenaline, bodily growth, and other things, which in his words make him an "engineer of the human body". This is the reason that he was able to heal many people from the brink of death. However, he claims he's not a "Miracle Worker," and merely allowed people with the "Will to Live" to go on. He can't help those who don't have the drive to help themselves. He is also a master of Newkama Kenpo.

Iva is flamboyant, like Mr. 2 Bon Clay, and has a habit of panicking, then saying the opposite of what he said earlier. He is very proud of being a transvestite and of the people he ruled over in a hidden level of Impel Down, even expressing his ideals about it, and doesn't care if anyone disagrees with his views. In fact, he has made enemies of people who were furious that spreading this view had affected them personally, but doesn't seem to care about that either, and dealt with it in his own, unique way.


  • Agent Peacock: The most flamboyant character in the story and one of the most badass. He fought with Bartholomew Kuma evenly and curb-stomps people with a wink.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: While damn weird-looking as a man, his female form is both attractive and well endowed. You know it's true.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Don't let Iva's body or weird habits fool you, this Revolutionary is as deadly as they come and is not shy from getting his hands dirty.
  • Badass Gay: The world's greatest Okama, although the anime implies he's straight when he meets Sanji.
  • Beam Spam: Can't think of another way to describe his ultimate attack, Galaxy Wink.
  • Berserk Button: He hates it when people forget his face, on the completely logical grounds that it's damn hard. No matter how hard you try...
  • Big Head Mode: Thanks to hormones. With it, he can unleash the dreaded "HELL WINK", a super-size version of his Death Wink.
  • Biomanipulation: The Horm-Horm Fruit lets him create and inject hormones with a wide variety of (medically improbably) effects.
  • Cast from Lifespan: His Emporio Healing Hormone can force the body to induce healing, but at the cost of draining away the life expectancy of the body because it uses up its ability to regenerate much faster. He warned Luffy that healing him to overcome Magellan's poisoning would come at the price of ten years, and was later forced to expunge some of his own lifespan to survive a poisoning inflicted on him by Magellan as well. He did not administer this treatment to Inazuma, however, on the grounds that Inazuma was a highly valuable member (one of their teachers for the children among their ranks) of the Revolutionary Army and it would be a grave sin to steal away his lifespan when he is desperately needed for their cause.
  • Catch-Phrase: "HEEHAW!"
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: The guy sent Kuma groggy with a dropkick. He was also the only one to actually wound Magellan in a confrontation during the Impel Down arc, and after meeting Sanji, he kicked his ass in less than a panel. Also, having this is pretty much a required secondary power when he can quintuple the size of his already massive head.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Even Bon Clay, the Camp Gay extremely eccentric ballerina, thinks Ivankov is nuts.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: This guy uses sex change as a punishment for those that come after him. He already used it once on a famous ruler, and then when the guy's son, Bellert, came after him, he did the same thing to him... now her. And Bellert was topless at the time and the pants that fit as a man fell off the slender body of a woman.
  • Critical Status Buff: His Tension Hormones are an adrenaline rush on tap, designed to pump the body full of enough oomph to ignore pain and fatigue, but they cannot belay the effects of wear and tear forever.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Healing Hormone. It compromises the body's lifespan and doesn't ensure one's survival, leaving them desperately clinging to life and burning off so much body mass in the process that they come out of the ordeal heavily emaciated. The healing process it gives is also agonizing slow and forces the inside of one's body to tear itself apart and rebuild time and time again until it has grown strong enough to overcome its ailment, while the recipient has to be restrained to avoid writhing in agony and preventing their bodies from healing correctly... and it is unbelievably painful.
  • Determinator: Is one himself, by virtue of coming back after getting poisoned by Magellan, and can bring out this quality in others; specifically, his "Healing Hormones" allow a terminally ill patient to survive by drawing on their willpower, even if it is a rather slim chance.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He invokes this. He explains to Bon Clay that he and his Newkama aren't good people who would help someone just because they need it. However, when Luffy, who was at death's door, begged him to help Bon Clay, Ivankov says refusing to treat them both would be inhuman.
  • Eye Beams: Technically his "DEATH WINK", although it's not a 'beam', but a blast of air pressure.
  • Fingerpoke Of Doom: As previously mentioned, his main form of offense is the "DEATH WINK!"
  • Funny Afro: Which is so epic he carries people around by hiding them in it.
  • Gag Lips: One of his attacks (anime only) involves propelling himself towards his opponent lips-first in order to slam them.
  • Gender Bender: His Devil Fruit ability allows him to change the gender of the manliest of men to the shapeliest of women and vice-versa, including himself.
  • A God I Am Not: Claims that despite his reputation as a miracle worker, he's not some divine being who can save everyone. All he ever did for people he's healed and countries on the brink of collapse was give them a chance to help themselves, and if they lack a strong enough will, then too bad.
  • Gonk: The male form.
  • Gratuitous English: He calls the Newkama his "Candy Boys" and uses English for his attack "Death Wink" and all its variants.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: While the resemblance to Tim Curry is uncanny, he is actually based on Norio Imamura, a guy in Mayumi Tanaka's dance troupe. Ivankov's name comes from the occassion when Oda first met Imamura, he thought his face looked like a boulder, and thought his name was Iwamura. ("Iwa" means "boulder"). When Imamura found out the character was based on him, he immediately auditioned for the voice role of Ivankov and got it, though he was unable to stay with in as within a couple months, Imamura got arrested for breaking Japan's strict obscenity laws (he posted a non-explicit photo on his personal blog showing off some body art) and had to be replaced. The new voice actor is almost indistinguishable from the old one, but the unfortunate circumstances remained in place.
  • Insistent Terminology: He is not the king of the Okama — he is the queen. As in Drag Queen, get it?
  • La Résistance: A commander of the main Revolutionary army opposing the World Government and got jailed for it.
  • Large and in Charge: Formerly the ruler of Kamabakka Kingdom and ruler of "New Kama Paradise". He's at least twice as tall as an average person and has a giant head, which he can enlarge even further for maximum intimidation.
  • Made of Diamond: He flew lips-first into Akainu's magma fist and yet survived. He handwaved it by claiming that he wore a thick makeup. He does, however, collapse from the heat and smoke.
  • Me's a Crowd: His "Galaxy Wink" technique, combined with Confusion Fu, where he splits into copies of himself and they all wink the target into submission.
  • The Nicknamer: Calls very few people by their name, often focusing on an aspect of somebody or part of their name and adding "Boy" or "Girl" to the end of it. He calls his followers "Candy Boys", Luffy "Straw Hat Boy", and in Burning Blood refers to Koala as "Koala Girl" in pre-fight banter. Does not apply to Kuma, Dragon, Jimbei, or other people Ivankov apparently sees as equals or superiors. Humorously, it does apply to Crocodile.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Dr. Frank N Furter.
  • Queer People Are Funny: Invoked and exploited. Ivankov knows people don't take him seriously because of his over-the-top antics (which are all Played for Laughs) and his flamboyant personality and appearance, which he always exploits to take his opponents by surprise.
  • Red Baron: Aside from the aforementioned "Okama King" moniker, he's also known as the "Miracle Person"
  • Refuge in Audacity: His entire existence.
  • Rule 63: A living example. His powers grant him the ability to switch a body from male to female hormones and vice-versa. For those that piss him off, it's a punishment, and for those that seem unable to get in touch with how they envision their true inner selves due to the barrier of genders, he's there to help them finally cross that bridge. Level 5.5's collection of Okama is dotted with several transgender individuals thanks to him (notably, there is a stark lack of women in Impel Down save for Level 5.5 — perhaps some men got a little too lonely for the company of females and took it to the ultimate extreme?). He even spontaneously gender-flipped an Impel Down guard into female purely based on the suspicion that they wanted to be female, who then thanked him for it. Evidently, Invankov's been doing this long enough to get a good read on people and become a strong judge of character.
  • Running Gag: Ivankov appears to suffering, and then it turns out he is Not suffering.
  • Secret Keeper: He knows a very scandalous secret about Crocodile involved back when they first meet (when Crocodile was a rookie) and this knowledge alone is enough to kowtow Crocodile into compliance with the just the threat of revealing said secret, with the former Warlord's smug attitude when he met Luffy in Impel Down melt and turn into dread at seeing Ivankov again.
    • That is the canonical side of things. Past that, it is worth noting that there's an entirely bizarre collective of the fandom that has run the gamut with speculation on this one, most believing Ivankov turned Crocodile into a man, with some going as far as to come up with the totally insane "Croccomom" theory that Crocodile was not only once a woman, but Luffy's mom.
  • Shockwave Clap: Basically how Death Wink works, only replace hands with thick eyelashes.
  • Stocking Filler: Fishnet stockings are valued by male, female, and other Newkama alike. Ivankov is no exception.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: You saw that picture up there, right? Damn, that's... it's not ugly, but kind of disturbing to some people. Now, this is what he looks like as a woman.
  • Transvestite: And damn proud of it. They don't call him the Queen of Okama for nothin'!
  • Troll: Most notably when he briefly allows Magellan to assume his attacks worked on him, and later when he flirts with Sanji in his female form right before switching back.
  • Uncanny Valley Makeup: Applied so thick as to provide a significant deterrent to stone melting acid and, later, stone melting lava.
  • Up to Eleven: Bon Clay was very weird and campy, Ivankov is even more campy and weird than him. In fact, among a land of okama, this guy puts them all to shame.
  • Verbal Tic: He has a tendency to put "buru" at the end of a sentence (like many other catchphrases in the series, it has no actual meaning other than a distinct way of talking). He pronounces "watashi" (I, me, myself) and "anata" (you -very polite-) with a v(vatashi and vanata), and changes words with "w" sounds for "v" sounds instead.
  • Warts and All: Bon Clay had a tough time believing Ivankov was the miraculous person he thought he was after seeing the guy's eccentricity (and this is compared with Bon Clay, so that's really saying something), only changing his mind when Ivankov deflected a cannonball with a wink and turned the guy who fired it into a woman. A lesser version of this happens a little later, when Ivankov dismisses Bon Clay's claims that he is a miracle worker and a god among Okama, saying that in the stories Bon Clay mentioned, he didn't miraculously heal people, he only brought out their inner will to live.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A color-spread and the anime show his hair is indigo.

    Inazuma 

Inazuma

Male Voice: Kenji Hamada (JP), Christopher Wehkamp (EN)
Female Voice: Umeka Shouji (JP), Angela Chase (EN)

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

Birthday: August 3rd

Bounty: Unknown

Debut: Chapter 536 (Manga), Episode 438 (Anime)

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Inazuma is a Revolutionary officer and Ivankov's right-hand man. He has eaten the Snip-Snip Fruit (Choki Choki no Mi), which allows him to turn his hands into large scissors that can cut solid objects like paper and even manipulate them like strips of paper, all while maintaining their other properties. Thanks to Ivankov's Devil Fruit Powers, he sometimes appears as a woman.


  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Like his boss. Though he is one of the few Okamas who are not Gonk in their male forms, so the difference is not that striking.
  • Cool Shades: He's always seen wearing a pair of shades that have one orange lens and one blue lens (though when a woman he pushes them up to his forehead).
  • Cultured Badass: He is almost always carrying a wineglass.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a lightning bolt-shaped scar going down his forehead and right eye.
  • Multicolored Hair: The left side is white, the right side is orange.
  • Only Sane Man: He's the only okama who relatively acts normal.
  • Punny Name: "Inazuma" is Japanese for "lightning bolt". Notice the the shape of the scar on his face?
  • Satellite Character: To Ivankov.
  • Shear Menace: His Devil Fruit ability is basically this. The scissors' razor is so sharp that they can cut through virtually anything as if they were paper. Those cut by the scissors will also take on the properties of paper while retaining their general weight and hardness.
  • The Stoic: As a guy, Inazuma is cool, calm and professional, serving as a Straight Man to his boss (and the rest of the Okama as well.) As a woman, Inazuma averts by being more openly amicable and warm.
  • Straight Gay: Among the only (if not the only) okama who doesn't act campy.
  • Wine Is Classy: Never seen without a glass in hand.

    Koala 

Koala

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP), Jeannie Tirado (EN), Elena Torres (OP Gold) (Latin American Spanish)

Age: 23

Birthday: October 25th

Bounty: Unknown

Debut: Chapter 622 (Manga), Episode 541 (Anime)

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The Fish-Man Karate assistant instructor and an officer of the Revolutionary Army alongside Sabo, whom she is well-acquainted with. She was originally introduced in a flashback as a little slave girl who was liberated by Fisher Tiger and taken home by the Sun Pirates twelve years ago. After the unfair and prejudicial treatment her hometown and the Marines gave the Fishmen in return for her rescue that led to Fisher Tiger dying and refusing life-saving treatment with human blood transfusion, she later joined the Revolutionaries to set a better example, and became fast friends with another Fish-man, Hack, learning Fish-Man Karate from him as his pupil.


  • Action Girl: First time we see her all grown up, she sits on some mooks she just beat up and it is revealed that she's a substitute Fish-Man Karate teacher of the revolutionaries. Continuing her strong bond with the Fishmen, she learned it from fellow Revolutionary Hack when she was old enough to fight.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Zigzagged. In the manga, Koala had orange hair, but it was changed to brown when she was a child. By the next time she is seen as an adult, it is now orange.
  • Badass Adorable: She's every bit as cute as an adult as she was as a child, but a lot more powerful; she's skilled in Fish-Man Karate, and her reintroduction shows her casually sitting on a large thug she just beat up.
  • The Bus Came Back: First introduced as a child in a flashback in the Fish-Man Island arc, then reintroduced in the present as a young woman, in the Dressrosa arc.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was a slave for some part of her life. And when she was returned to her family alive and well, her hometown let the Marines attack Fisher Tiger. If she knows the truth about that incident — which she probably does — it was almost certainly what propelled her to join the Revolutionary Army.
  • Foil: She acts as one to Nami in almost every way. For one, both are adopted into a group of Fishmen, but while Nami is enslaved, Koala is freed from her slave status.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Subverted. She wasn't happy at all to be a slave, but had to fake happiness in order to hide her fear and sadness (see Stepford Smiler below). Because she's been a slave for a seemingly long time, she kept this facade even after being freed, not knowing how to live any other way. She slowly but surely got over it, though.
  • Morality Chain: To Macro and Arlong. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to actually make either of them good.
  • Morality Pet: To Fisher Tiger. Her innocence was enough to convince him that there may hope for positive relations between fishmen and humans. A belief he finally announced on his deathbed.
  • Nice Girl: She's a real sweetheart, including to the Sun Pirates. After she worked through some of her issues as a former slave, she was still a kind child that even Arlong couldn't harm.
  • Nice Hat: Sports one in the present time — it is a crimson newsboy cap with gold goggles.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She's hardly ever seen without a smile on her face. It used to be forced because of her trauma as a slave, but it later became genuine.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's one of the shortest human characters in the series — standing at only 160 cm (5'3) — but she's known to be proficient in Fish-Man Karate and was shown sitting on top of a very large thug she had presumably knocked out when introduced. Thanks to Adaptation Expansion, we get to see her in action in the anime and in video games like One Piece: Burning Blood.
  • Scars Are Forever: Defied, Tiger rebrands her just like the Sun Pirates.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She went from looking like this, to looking like this during her time with the Sun Pirates, and then to looking like this as an adult.
  • She Is All Grown Up: She's filled out rather well when she shows up in the present.
  • Slave Brand: Like all other slaves, she bears the same mark. She later had the mark of the Sun Pirates put over it.
  • Stepford Smiler: Because she was a slave, she was scared of being killed by the World Nobles so she kept on a happy face to keep them from doing so. Fisher Tiger was able to help her stop doing it. Present day Koala still keeps her smile, but now it seems she does because she wants to.
  • Tagalong Kid: To the Sun Pirates. She was a rescued slave who they kept around because they deeply cared about her.
  • Tears of Joy: After keeping tears in for who knows how long, Fisher Tiger told her that it is OK to cry, that they will not hurt anyone, and vowed to return her home. Cue Koala bursting into tears of joy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Who would have expected this meek little girl to have mastered Fish-Man Karate?
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to have this type of friendship with Sabo, as she's introduced comforting him while he mourns Ace and seems fairly close to him... and later tugs on his face and yells at him angrily for his recklessness.
  • Wild Hair: As a child, her hair was wild and spiky when she was first freed from slavery. Later, the Fishmen helped her clean up her appearance.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She sports this look as an adult.

    "Tyrant" Bartholomew Kuma 

A former member, see his entry on the Seven Warlords of the Sea page.

Other Members

    Hack 

Hack

Voiced by: Kōsei Hirota (JP), Garrett Schenck (EN)

Age: 38

Birthday: August 9th

Debut: Chapter 706 (Manga), Episode 633 (Anime)

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A Japanese soldier Fish-man who is a Revolutionary who works with Sabo and Koala.


  • All There in the Manual: His fish species was only revealed in an SBS, along with the heights of the Revolutionary trio who snuck into Dressrosa.
  • Captain Obvious: After he was dumped underground under the disguise of medical operations, he has this:
    Hack: I think it's safe to say that the medical treatment will not be done down here.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: A core tenet of his personality; he believes that paths to friendship are forged by fighting. Like Jimbei, he wants peace between humans and Fishmen, but unlike Jimbei, he wants it to be forged "through fists".
  • La Résistance: He is revealed to be Koala's acquaintance.
  • One Degree of Separation: He is a friend of Jimbei.
  • The Worf Effect: Set up as a powerful competitor in the colosseum, but is quickly defeated by Ax-Crazy opponent Bartolomeo.

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