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Roger Pirates

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The pirate crew of the late Pirate King, Gol D. Roger. They were the only known crew to ever successfully circumnavigate the globe and reach Laugh Tale, the end of the New World in the Grand Line. They encountered Vice Admiral Garp on several occasions and were strong rivals to the Whitebeard Pirates.

The crew traveled the Grand Line together and their exploits have become things of legends. They made it as far as Skypiea and the end of the Grand Line, Laugh Tale, on their ship the Oro Jackson. Roger was one of the most famous figures of his day, while the name of his first mate, Silvers Rayleigh, is widely known and famed as well.

However, only the captain and the first mate seem to have been remembered while the rest of the crew have yet to be mentioned, all save those still active like Shanks and Buggy, leaving the rest of the crew mostly Shrouded in Myth.

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    In General 
  • Egg MacGuffin: There is a mysterious giant egg aboard the Oro Jackson, but it has never even been talked about so far even at the point the Roger Pirates disband. It is just... there.
  • Friendly Enemy: Their relationship with the Whitebeard Pirates as a whole. Best exemplified during Oden's flashback: They immediately fought for three days and three nights...and then had a party on the fourth.
  • Precursor Heroes: They are all but stated to be this to the Strawhat Pirates. Notice the Oddly Small Organization, numerous similarities between Luffy and Roger, the Oro Jackson and Thousand Sunny made from the same material, and crew's composition and attitude. They are a bit darker than the Straw Hat in that they are definitely NOT The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.
  • Rogues Gallery: They accumulated quite a few adversaries during their travel: the Rocks Pirates, the Shiki Pirates, the Marines and worthy opponents such as the Whitebeard Pirates and Garp.

Crew Members

     Gol D. Roger 

Gol D. Roger "The Pirate King"

Young Voice: Takeshi Kusao (JP), Marcus D. Stimac (EN, Funi)
Older Voice: Chikao Ohtsuka (JP, first voice), Masane Tsukayama (JP, second voice), Frederick B. Owens (EN, 4Kids), Sean Hennigan (EN, Funi), Arturo Casanova (Latin American Spanish)

Age: 53

Debut: Chapter 1 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

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"My treasure? Why, it's right where I left it! It's yours if you can find it... but you'll have to search the whole world!"
Chapter 1

"Gold" Roger, real name Gol D. Roger, is the captain of the Roger Pirates and the great legendary pirate that started the Great Age of Pirates on his execution scaffold twenty-two years ago. His legendary treasure, One Piece, is sought after by pirates the world over, and the one who reaches the hidden island Laugh Tale at the end of the Grand Line and finds it will inherit his title of Pirate King. He just happens to be Ace's dad.

In life, he had the highest bounty ever earned by any pirate in recorded history, clocking in with a record of 5,564,800,000 Berries.


  • Accidental Misnaming: In a flashback, he complains to Whitebeard about the Government calling him "Gold" Roger instead of his correct name. May possibly be Malicious Misnaming since the Marines were already aware of what kind of impact people with the "D" name have, even if they don't know what the D means, and he's called "Gold" so that he won't be referred to as a holder of the D name. People who know him personally will know the truth though.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He prostrated himself with his head on the floor and begged Whitebeard to lend him Oden for a year, because of the man's ability to read Poneglyphs being the key to his end goal. Allies and rivals alike were irritated by this behavior, but the whole thing is Played for Laughs.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Several stories around him are about how he was a great man, but just as many claim that he was evil. The legitimacy of both interpretations is tenuous at best. According to Vice Admiral Garp, Roger was a short-tempered, violent, and selfish man when angry. His actions were pure and straight, like a child's, but completely merciless to an enemy.
  • Arch-Enemy: Rocks D. Xebec was considered Roger's one true rival, even long after his death.
  • Badass Mustache: While not as epic as Whitebeard's, Roger has some impressive hair.
  • Badass Normal: Undeniably, one of the key aspects to his legendary status- this was a man who was just that good. One who led an entire crew who genuinely believed that Devil Fruits' instant Super Drowning Skills tradeoff for ridiculous physics-breaking powers was not worth it. For someone to be WHITEBEARD'S one true rival and be completely unaided says leagues.
  • Benevolent Boss: Seems like it. Silvers Rayleigh, his partner, described him as a "magnificent man". Shanks and Buggy also seemed saddened when speaking of his death, and both cried a lot at his execution.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Inverted; he decided to be killed rather than die. Roger hated the idea of dying to disease and going out with a whimper, so he decided to turn himself in and face execution and go out with style in a way that nobody would ever forget.
  • Blood Knight: While standing among a large group of defeated Marine grunts, he told them to send someone like Garp or Sengoku next time, in order to make the fights more challenging.
  • Book Dumb: Double subverted. The Skypiea Arc hinted that Roger had Ohara-level knowledge of ancient inscriptions, until his first mate admitted that the crew lacked the intelligence to fully understand and interpret what the Poneglyph actually meant. Roger could locate them through the ability to hear "the voice of all things," but he required Oden's knowledge to translate the Poneglyphs.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: One of the more notable things about him to people that met him is that he was always smiling, even up to the point of his own death.
  • Charles Atlas Super Power: It's certain that Roger could use Haki and almost certainly possessed the Conquerer's Haki. Every single uber powerful pirate in the series so far on the latter half of the grand line can use Haki and it's all but stated that the only way to survive in the new world as a pirate is to either have a Devil Fruit power or Haki (preferably both). Roger is shown dueling a Whitebeard who was at his prime, and both manifested Armament Haki intense enough to make their weapons clash despite being several inches apart.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Roger kept away from Rouge in his last days for several reasons. The major one is that he's Gold Roger, and any kid he had would've been killed immediately once the World Government found out about his existence. The other one was that he was dying anyway and chances are wouldn't have been around for Ace's birth — and once the government found out his location, he wouldn't have been around to protect Rouge and Ace as well. Ironically, Ace still resents him, but not because he died — it's because of all the grief his heritage caused him in life, to the point that he questioned his own existence.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Garp states that he would wipe out the military forces of entire countries because they spoke ill of his crew.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: The World Government intended for his execution to be a warning to all pirates. However, Roger turned it into the moment that would start the Golden Age of Piracy. And as Rayleigh revealed, that was his intention all along.
  • Enemy Mine: His friendship with Garp started when they teamed up together to take down the Rocks Pirates.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He went to his death with a smile on his face and words to send one final middle finger to the World Government.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Specifically invokes this with Garp, reasoning that they are as good as friends given how long they've known each other, and on this principle trusts Garp to protect his newborn son from the Marines. Despite Garp's initial disbelief, it works.
  • Friendly Enemy:
    • With Whitebeard. There was a flashback moment after he became Pirate King, where he and Whitebeard shared a drink, and he offered to tell Whitebeard the location of Laugh Tale, and told him what The Will of D means.
    • With Garp. He knew and trusted the man's character to trust him with protecting his lover and then-unborn child, despite both of whom being sought by the Marines and World Government.
  • Generation Xerox:
    • An odd example. Shanks and Rayleigh see a lot on Roger in Luffy's personality and ambitions, and flashbacks show that in his younger days, Roger really did look almost exactly like Luffy. Despite that, there are no indications that he and Luffy are blood-related in any way ('D' initial aside, of course).
    • Ace, despite all the bitterness and resentment he had for his sire, ironically enough inherited many of his personality traits, including his inability to back down from a fight, unfortunately. Also, in his youth Roger's design is just Ace with a moustache and fancier clothes.
  • Genius Bruiser: Subverted. Back in the Skypeia arc, it was discovered that Gol D. Roger was not only on Skypeia, but capable of reading and writing the language of the Poneglyphs that only those like Clover and the scholars of Ohara could do, making it appear he is this. However, it's later subverted by Rayleigh, who mentioned that he couldn't really read or write the language, but still understood it very vaguely via "the voice of all things" (which is implied to have been the same factor that allowed Roger to understand what Sea Kings and the ancient elephant Zunisha, where Zou is on, were saying.) He sought out Oden specifically in order to fully understand the Poneglyphs.
  • Go Out with a Smile: As expected of a "D." Not that he isn't usually smiling to begin with.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told:
    • He was essential to Garp's victory over Rocks by teaming up with the former during the God Valley Incident. Unsurprisingly, the World Government thinks a Marine teaming up with a pirate looks bad on them and covered up Roger's involvement.
    • His overall journey. Roger and his crew figured out every mystery the Goverment has buried and the location of the final island, but Roger was unable to realize whatever it is Joy Boy left behind to be done due to his impending death and all his feats faded into myth. The crew disbanded to parts unknown, Oden only wrote a vague summary of the One Piece's discovery on his log and Luffy refused to let Rayleigh spill the beans to his crew.
  • Gun And Sword: Seen wielding both while facing off Shiki in Chapter Zero. Against a young Whitebeard, he only used his sword charged with Haki.
  • Hero of Another Story: He conquered the Grand Line!
  • Hidden Eyes: It wasn't until Sabaody Archipelago, over five hundred chapters into the story, that his eyes were shown to the reader.
  • I Have No Son!: Inverted. His biological son, Ace, disavows him to the point of taking his mother's surname instead, and makes it emphatic that in his eyes, Whitebeard is his true father.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: The man was apparently almost suicidally reckless and impulsive, and according to Garp, it's frankly a miracle that he even survived long enough to become Pirate King.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Ace inherited his impulsiveness and tendency to start fights at the drop of a hat to defend the honor of his friends and allies. While Roger was lucky enough to survive in spite of this, Ace got himself killed for this exact reason.
  • Living Legend: To Shrouded in Myth proportions, but considering that he was not only the “Pirate King” but was rivals with Whitebeard, Garp, and Shiki, and every member of the crew seems to be undeniably badass (except Buggy, and even then, he has the potential to become just as Badass) and as the Captain, it's implied that he was the strongest member of his crew... Yeah, badass all the way.
  • Long Dead Badass: Twenty-two years dead by series start.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Not Luffy's, but Ace's.
  • Master Swordsman: He sent Oden flying with one strike and clashed with Whitebeard so fiercely that they nearly capsized the Moby Dick.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: "I won't die... partner."
  • Nice Hat:
    • The strawhat that Luffy wears that given to him by Shanks was originally Roger's. In Rayleigh's flashback to when he first met Roger, the latter was wearing it.
    • Before turning himself in, he wore a red pirate hat with his Jolly Roger on it over a yellow spotted bandana. This one he left with Rayleigh.
  • Notorious Parent: He was a powerful pirate most-wanted by the entire World Government and the father of Portgas D. Ace. This trope is played with in that Roger was dead before Ace was born, but this fact still makes the Marines want to hunt and execute him (though Ace is also a pirate himself so it helps).
  • Offstage Villainy: Though he is largely a flashback character and thus we haven't seen much of him at all, every flashback always seems to present him positively. By contrast, pretty much every villainous act he's done (slaughtering Squad's crew, for example) is always presented via word of mouth of his victims. Garp painted what appears to be the most objective picture of him available: to his friends, allies, and the adversaries who he respected, he was endlessly loyal and would spare nothing to help them out or protect them, but he was also renowned for his cutthroat ruthlessness and his incredible cruelty and brutality towards anyone who had angered or offended him or wronged one of his friends or allies and was inordinately fond of scorched-earth revenge campaigns.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Gol D. Roger, the strongest pirate in the world, someone who would never dream of allying with the Marines nevertheless teamed up with Garp during the God Valley incident. This speaks volumes about how terrifying Rocks must have been for him to side with the Marines over allying with a fellow pirate.
  • Papa Wolf:
    • Was known to beat up anyone who spoke ill of his crew.
    • He asked Garp to take care of Ace, since Roger was aware of how the Government would treat his son.
  • The Paragon: When he became the Pirate King, Gold Roger was the supreme name among pirates in the entire world, and still is even in death. Not even the Four Emperors could hold a candle to him.
  • Perpetual Smiler: The scenes in which he doesn't have a big toothy grin can be counted on one hand.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Before he died, he revealed that he had hidden his treasure, the eponymous One Piece, somewhere on he Grand Line, triggering the new age of piracy from people going to search for it.
  • Prophetic Name: Seriously, "Gol D. Roger"? This guy was practically born to be a pirate.
  • Pure Is Not Good: According to Garp, he had a childlike purity to him, but more in the sense that his actions and motivations were clear and direct: he supported his friends and allies and respected sufficiently powerful and/or persistent enemies, but he was also renowned for his merciless cruelty and brutality towards anyone who had angered or offended him.
  • Real Men Dont Cry: According to Shanks, Roger never showed weakness or was able to let things go. It's one of the few things he greatly disliked about his otherwise beloved captain. After the death of Ace, Shanks voices his approval of Luffy not being like Roger in this way.
  • Secret Legacy: The mysterious Will of D. that a number of characters possess. Apparently, he actually knew what it meant.
  • Shrouded in Myth: For over 900 chapters, precious little information was given about who Roger was and what his fighting skills were. Then finally, during Oden's backstory, the reader is given a summary of Roger's final journey and he is briefly shown dueling Whitebeard with his sword imbued with Armament Haki.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: He was perfectly aware of how the World Government would react to Ace's existence, and since he was dying, he had no choice but to stay away and ask Garp to care for Ace in his stead. His reasoning even rejects the notion of this, stating that "an unborn child bears no sin."
  • Soap Opera Disease: He suffered some sort of illness that would kill him in a few years but also allowed him to fight as if he was healthy.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Before he gets executed, he gets his lover, Portgas D. Rouge, pregnant with their son, Ace.
  • Super Senses: He's apparently able to sense "the voice of all things". With it, he can understand what nonhuman living beings such as Sea Kings or Zunisha said, and can even understand Poneglyphs to a degree.
  • Talk Like a Pirate: The most prominent example in the series. Very fitting given that Eiichiro Oda designed him as a very typical, traditional pirate. The Funimation dub gives a distinct Irish Pirate sounding accent unique to him.
  • Thanatos Gambit: His last words about the location of his treasure sparked the Great Age of Pirates.
  • To Be a Master: Roger sought to travel the entire world and be acknowledged as the Pirate King just for adventure's sake, and didn't care if he was called childish for it.
  • Victory Is Boring: This guy was never caught - he turned himself in. He had more wealth and fame than a hundred men would ever need, and seeing as he was dying of an incurable disease anyway, he figured he'd stick it to the WG one more time.
  • Where It All Began: He was born and executed in his hometown of Roguetown. Fittingly, it's for this very reason that Roguetown is known as "The Town of the Beginning and the End."
  • World's Strongest Man: At least shared this title with Whitebeard when he lived. Whether he was truly a little stronger than Whitebeard is unclear. He was the only one of the two to reach the end of the Grand Line and be called Pirate King, but it's implied Whitebeard could have done the same if he wanted to (and he never wanted to). It should be noted that Roger didn't have a Devil Fruit and was able to match Whitebeard, who possessed amazing power on his own in addition to one of the most powerful Devil Fruits. He also sent Oden - another Master Swordsman that managed to scar Kaido - flying with zero effort.
  • Worthy Opponent: His relationship with Whitebeard and Garp can be summed up as this. He was usually prone to scorched-earth revenge campaigns against his enemies (or anyone who had offended him), but he genuinely respected them and was generally rather cordial towards them.

    "Dark King" Silvers Rayleigh 

"Dark King" Silvers Rayleigh

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

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

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

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


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

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A prominent member of the Roger Pirates.


  • An Axe to Grind: He wielded axes in every appearance so far.
  • Dual Wielding: During Oden flashback, he wielded two axes in both hand.
  • Flat Character: He was not as developed as other high ranking member of the Rogers Pirates. We know that he's strong and always smile. That's about it.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Always smiling, just like his captain.
  • Theme Naming: Scopper. Continuing the Metal theme of Roger Pirates.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The third most powerful member of the Roger Pirates and virtually nothing is known of him in the present.

    Crocus 

Crocus

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

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

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

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


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

Apprentices

     Shanks 
See his entry on the Four Emperors page.

     Buggy 
See his entry on the Seven Warlords page.

Affiliates

     Kozuki Oden, His Family, and Retainers 

Roger sought out Oden to help him translate the Poneglyphs and complete his goal of circumnavigating the world. Oden brought his family (and his retainers Dogstorm and Cat Viper as stowaways) on this journey.

See their entries on the Wano page.

    Portgas D. Rouge 

Portgas D. Rouge

Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (JP), Taylor Anne Ramsey (EN)

Debut: Chapter 550 (Manga), Episode 0 (Anime)

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A mysterious young woman only seen in flashbacks. This is because she was Gold Roger's girlfriend/lover, as well as the mother of his child... Ace. Whom she also died for, holding him in her womb for twenty months to make sure the World Government wouldn't get at him. She ultimately passed away — but not before entrusting Vice-Admiral Garp with the task of taking care of her child, which he did by taking him in as his adoptive grandson. Her full name is Portgas D. Rouge, and she is the first known female carrier of the D initial.


  • Death by Childbirth: She died giving birth to Ace. Justified due to the strain of prolonging her pregnancy.
  • The Determinator: The only conceivable way she could've deliberately stayed pregnant for 20 months.
  • Flower in Her Hair: A red hibiscus flower to be exact.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Dies smiling as she gives birth to Ace and entrusts him to Garp.
  • Longest Pregnancy Ever: She was able to hold Ace in her womb for twenty months.
  • Mama Bear: A pacifist example, but still. She held her son in her womb until she found a safe place to give birth to him.
  • Plucky Girl: She wouldn't be able to hold Ace in her womb for that long if not for her pluck.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Ace takes a lot from his mom, and not just her name.
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