All spoilers regarding the Super Rookies era are unmarked. Examples relating to the New World era can be spoiler-tagged if deemed necessary.
The Eleven Supernovas
At the same time Luffy and Zoro gained in infamy, other rookie pirate captains managed to acquire bounties over 100 million berries. They have taken differing routes along the first half of the Grand Line, implicitly facing dangers and hardships equal to that of the Straw Hat crew. Although they never met each other before unwittingly gathering in Sabaody, they are notorious for having gained exceptional bounties at the same time period, earning them this collective moniker.
Post-Time Skip, they are collectively known as the "Worst Generation", together with the Straw Hats and Blackbeard Pirates, as they have gained even more notoriety for their crimes, and sometimes their willingness to challenge the current status-quo, for instance defying the Four Emperors. Nonetheless it is clear that they are nowhere near the might needed to pose a sizeable threat to said Emperors as one alliance was crushed by Kaidou alone while another barely escaped Big Mom's territory. Others have also joined the ranks of the Emperors themselves.
- The Alliance: There's one between Luffy and Law, another between Kid, Apoo and Hawkins, and a third between Luffy and Bege. The first aims to overthrow Kaido, while the second are first shown planning to take on Big Mom before their next appearance discussing about taking down Shanks (before Kaido fell to the ground right around them). And then Apoo and Hawkins apparently join Kaido's side while Kid is held prisoner by Kaido, and the third only teamed up to take down Big Mom at her tea party, after that their alliance will practically be null and void, though the two sides remain at least somewhat friendly afterward.
- Ambition Is Evil: In-universe, the evident logic behind them being referred to as "The Worst Generation", what with them being the only generation of pirates in recent times to actively threaten the Status Quo by taking on the Four Emperors. Especially so since Blackbeard tends to be lumped in with them.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Pretty much a collection of them. They debut as minor characters in the last few arcs before the Time Skip, but quickly become much more important after the Straw Hats reach New World.
- The Dreaded: All of them plus Blackbeard are known as "The Worst Generation" post-timeskip.
- As a generation of pirates born between two eras, the main reason why they are so feared is not only for their massive amount of potential, but also for their tendency to somehow be in the center of any major event that may disrupt the balance of the world. This started with Luffy and his involvement in the Paramount War.
- Explaining Your Powers To The Enemy:
- Explicitly averted at their introduction; to keep the story at a brisk pace, Oda decided not to explain any of their Devil Fruit powers (as well as quite a few others) during the Whitebeard War Saga.
- Slowly but gradually being subverted as the New World arcs go on. The nine non-Straw Hat Supernovas were first revealed in chapter 498, and the names of four of their eight fruits have since been revealed in chapters 661 (163 chapters later), 812 (314 chapters later), 913 (415 chapters later) and 929 (431 chapters later).
- The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: Luffy, Law and Kid respectively fit this quite well:
- Luffy is friendly and good-natured assuming you don't piss him off.
- Law has nasty rumors and stories surrounding him, with his true character frequently put into question and being primarily motivated by revenge for his benefactor, but is otherwise capable of kindness.
- Kid is violent and sociopathic, being responsible for several civilian casualties and merciless against those who ridicule him (or even those who are just begging for their lives), despite having some standards.
- Hero of Another Story: Most of them are shown in short amounts to be having their own adventures and stories in the background. Except for Law, who gets some focus in Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Although the various Supernova are known for their infamous reputations as well as catastrophic deeds, there are still limits and rules that they adhere to. For instance, most of them know better than to attack a Celestial Dragon as they know it would incite the retaliation of an Admiral.
- Reality Ensues: These guys all want to challenge the status quo of the New World, yet each of them experience this trope in short order. The Straw Hats and Bonney Pirates actually get taken out before even setting foot in its waters, albeit only temporarily. The ones that have subverted the Insurmountable Wall have ended up having to play the game instead of fighting it like theyd hoped.
- The Rival: To Luffy. Even if he has only acknowledged Trafalgar Law and Eustass Kid as this for now.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: With the exception of Killer, all of them are named after famous pirates from Real Life.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Downplayed. They're powerful for sure but the Supernovas that choose to challenge the Four Emperors often overestimate their own power severely. Kid, Luffy, and Bege talk a big game about how they will bring down an Emperor but a confrontation with them has never ended well: Kid was beaten senseless by Kaido, while Bege and Luffy barely managed to escape the Big Mom Pirates after their assassination attempt on Big Mom failed. It's been gradually subverted, however, as the Supernovas grow in strength. Luffy in particular was acknowledged as a potential future threat to Big Mom by no less than her strongest subordinate and Sweet Commander, Charlotte Katakuri, who made it his personal mission during the climax of the Whole Cake Island arc to end Luffy's life before the "potential" part no longer applied. Considering Luffy defeated Katakuri (albeit, barely), he wasn't wrong about how dangerous Luffy really was. Come Chapter 903, this is fully subverted as far as Luffy goes, as he's now considered by the world at large to be the Fifth Emperor of the Sea.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Pretty much all of the males besides Bege, Apoo, and Killer are commonly seen with their torsos exposed.
- Wild Card: Every single one of them, and it's the main reason why they're so feared. Their willingness to challenge the status quo of the world, along with all the chaos they caused when they first entered the New World, is what caused them to gain the moniker "The Worst Generation." Some of them go to challenge the Four Emperors, while some others choose to serve under them.
- The Worf Effect: Barring the Warlords, the Supernovas are established as arguably the most dangerous pirates in the first half of the Grand Line, with each of them having bounties exceeding 100 million. However, the threats of the New World are often shown to be much more dangerous. Notably, Kid gets taken out by Kaido, while it takes some of Luffy's strongest attacks as well as Nami's help to defeat one of Big Mom's three strongest subordinates, and even then, the fight lasted over eleven hours. One of Big Mom's subordinates even notes this, stating that pirates who actually end up facing the Emperors and their forces run into an insurmountable wall.
Eustass "Captain" Kid
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP), Justin Cook (EN)
Age: 21 (Pre-Timeskip), 23 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: January 10th
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Eustass Kid is the captain of the Kid Pirates and one of the eleven pirates dubbed with the moniker "Supernova". He's the only one who had a bounty higher than Luffy's. He's known for his violent personality, though he's also knowledgeable in the ways of how the world works and when to step back. Like Luffy, he aims to become Pirate King, and is infamous for leaving behind a trail of bodies of those who mocked him for it. He says that he possesses the determination to achieve the impossible, which is necessary if one is to succeed in the New World. His currently unnamed Devil Fruit power grants him power over magnetism.
After the time skip, he was first shown watching the black market, with a new metallic arm. Some time later, he strikes an alliance with Apoo and Hawkins to strike down Shanks. Unfortunately, before he could even get anywhere on that, they're attacked by Kaido and resoundly trashed, leaving him a half dead prisoner of Kaido.
He makes his big return in the Wano Arc, reuniting with Luffy when the latter ends up in prison. From the start, it's clear however that their team-up will not be a smooth one.
His first known bounty was 315,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 470,000,000 berries.
- Artificial Limbs: After the Time Skip, Kid has gained a new metal left arm. He lost the original limb to a member of the Red Hair Pirates.
- At Least I Admit It: The reason he hates the World Nobles: he's far from a nice guy and will admit it, but they're horrid people and act like gods.Kid: World Nobles... Slaves... Human shops... Against the "purity" of these "upper classes", the villains of the world look positively humane in comparison. It's because the world's in the hands of scum like them that it's all screwed to hell... I mean, we're not the nicest of guys, but at least we're honest about it.
- Awesomeness Is a Force: According to Kaido in chapter 924, he possesses Conquerer's Haki, making him the second known Supernova (after Luffy) with it.
- Ax-Crazy: Luffy got his high bounty by being a huge thorn in the World Government's side. Kid got his by killing anyone and everyone who mocked his dream of being Pirate King. Once he gets to the New World... damn...
- Bait the Dog: Wasn't really shown to be evil, snarking at Luffy and Law during their Enemy Mine at Sabaody and showing general disgust at the decadent World Nobles. His cruelty and penchant for wanton murder were mentioned before, but when he's actually showing crucifying pirates fleeing the New World, it's a little jarring.
- Berserk Button: While Luffy has shrugged off those who mocked his dream, Kid went right ahead and killed them.
- Big Eater: He is capable of eating as many kibidango as Luffy to the point of having a Balloon Belly.
- Black Market: Post-timeskip, it's suggested he's involved there, just to get a look at the things he might go up against.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He openly aims to be the most ruthless, violent pirate in the world.
- Childhood Friends: With Killer according to Word of God.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He sunk two of Big Mom's ships. Not attacked, not damaged, sunk.
- Enemy Mine: Aside from him, Luffy, and Law taking down marines at Sabaody (which was really just them showing off), after the Time Skip, he's willing to discuss an alliance with rivals Scratchmen Apoo and Basil Hawkins in order to take down an Emperor, said Emperor being Red-Haired Shanks!
- Even Evil Has Standards: Kid remarks on this himself during the Sabaody auction — he may be a bloodthirsty pirate, but he sure as hell doesn't run a slavery ring. It should be noted he was there to potentially buy one, but chances are that he, like Law, was simply recruiting and wouldn't have kept the explosive collar on.
- Evil Counterpart: To Luffy. Both have bounties of over 300 million; both of their dragons are non-DF sword users who are also among the supernovas (Killer for Kid, Zoro for Luffy); both are hot-headed; both serve as Red Onis to Law's Blue Oni; both dream to be Pirate King; both joined other Supernovas in an alliance to take down a Emperor, and in fact have managed to run into conflict with three of them (Kid with Big Mom, Kaidou, and Shanks, Luffy with Big Mom, Kaidou and Blackbeard); both have facial scars (Luffy's is under his eye, Kid's are over his eye and across his face and neck) and both hate the World Nobles (though unlike Luffy, Kid doesn't act on it). However, while Luffy is friendly and kind, Kid is Ax-Crazy.
- Evil Red Head: Appears to be averted early on, as he isn't shown to be anything more than evil. Played straight later on when he's shown crucifying pirates fleeing the New World.
- Evil vs. Evil: He's personally waging war against Big Mom and even sunk two of her ships.
- Fiery Redhead: To an extreme degree.
- Gang of Hats: He and his crew all have Heavy Metal-esque clothes.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Gains some pretty nasty ones on his face and arm after the Time Skip.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Infamous for this, and it's to the point where it crosses over from "unstable" to "dangerously psychopathic".
- Averted in one notable case: Luffy telling him to his face that he - not Kid - will become Pirate King. Instead of getting angry, Kid approves Luffy's attitude.
- Handicapped Badass: Even after losing his prosthetic arm and cuffed to sea stone restraints, Kid is still capable of performing impressive feats such as carrying hundreds of stone blocks with one arm.
- Jerkass: This is honestly the nicest thing that can be said about him.
- Magnetism Manipulation: His Devil Fruit ability.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Suffered an off-screen one courtesy of Kaido.
- Offstage Villainy: Until he was shown crucifying a pirate crew in the New World for trying to escape to "Paradise", you would never have realized how true the mentioned detail that he racked up an impressive body count of civilians was. The civilian thing was Moral Event Horizon material, albeit material that would not quite yet faze the audience, because he didn't seem very evil up to that point. With the pirate crew's execution, it was hammered in.
- Reality Ensues: His alliance with Hawkins and Apoo to take out Shanks lasted up until they had an up-close encounter with Kaido, who was all too happy to show them just how far out of their depth they were. It ended with Apoo and Hawkins working under Kaido's flag and Kid hovering between life and death in Kaido's custody after receiving one hell of an ass-whooping.
- Red Herring: As it turns out, he never actually planned war on Big Mom, and didn't lose an arm attacking her either. He simply attacked her as revenge for a subordinate, and lost his arm beforehand fighting the Red-Haired Pirates.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni:
- With Trafalgar Law. Their personalities pretty much complement the scheme with Kid being extremely violent and easily provoked while Law seems much more relaxed and calm. Their coloring (Kid being a red head and Law having dark blue hair in the manga) and their clothing motifs (Kid with his Metallica-esque get-up and Law with his furry (no, not that kind of furry!) style) also seem to reflect their opposing personalities.
- With his subordinate, Killer. Killer is much more level-headed and reasonable than his captain, and had to calm Kid down when he was about to get into a fight with Scratchmen Apoo.
- Slasher Smile: Sports one quite often.
- Spikes of Villainy: His pre-timeskip outfit has spiky shoulders on his coat. He doesn't have them anymore after the timeskip, but he keeps his spiky-ish hair.
- The Sociopath: Initially seemed like a Token Evil Teammate because he happened to be on the protagonists side and had some standards, but his actions in the New World put him firmly in this category.
- Social Darwinist: With respect to the New World at least, he believes that no one without resolve or courage should even be there in the first place. Thus, he begins his time in the New World by crucifying a pirate crew for their cowardice in trying to escape to "Paradise" (a.k.a. the first half of the Grand Line)."Live or die!!! Bastards without even that much resolve shouldn't have ever come to this ocean."
- Suicidal Overconfidence: Thought he and his alliance would be enough to take down Shanks. He gets rude awakening when Kaido literally drops out of the sky in front of him. Next time we see him, he's beaten half to death and captured, while last confirmed time Shanks tangled with Kaido, he walked away just fine, showing just how massive of a gap between him and an Emperor there really is.
- Worthy Opponent: Again with Luffy, and perhaps Trafalgar Law as well. He all but states this when he admits that he beat up anyone who laughed at his dreams and that the only ones who make it in the New World will be those that aim high for their dreams and consequently invites both Luffy and Law to meet up with him in the New World.
- Further proven when, during the Punk Hazard arc, he showed obvious delight at the fact that Luffy had finally showed up at the New World, and Law wasn't a 'government dog'.
- The Worf Effect: It's been shown that Kaido did a number on him off-screen, to make it clear that Kaido means business.
- Younger Than They Look: In comparison to Law, Kid seems older than him by a few years. In reality, he's twenty-three, three years younger than the twenty-six year old Law.
"Magician" Basil Hawkins
Voiced by: Shigenori Soya (JP), Taliesin Jaffe (under T. Axelrod) (EN)
Age: 29 (Pre-Timeskip), 31 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: September 9th
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Coming from the North Blue, Basil Hawkins is the captain of the Hawkins Pirates. He tends to act in a stoic manner even when confronted with danger. This is perhaps because as Hawkins is a fortune teller, he has little to worry about concerning his fate. After the Time Skip, he strikes an alliance with Apoo and Kid. He later joins Kaido instead and becomes one of the Beast Pirates' Headliners.
His Devil Fruit is the Straw-Straw Fruit (Wara Wara no Mi), and it is a strange one. Hawkins can make voodoo dolls that will absorb any blow he takes and deflect the damage to the person the doll was based off of, and avoid fatal injuries as well, though with a limit of 10 straw effigies. In addition, it allows him to turn into a scarecrow-like monster with nails for claws, or create a demon-like entity that serves as as extension of his body, though his true power has yet to be shown. He also has very accurate foresight, though it's unknown if this is an inherent power, the result of greatly honing Observation Haki skills, or another effect of his fruit. Another unusual ability connected to his powers is his tarot card deck, which can influence fortunate or misfortunate events to happen each time he draws a card.
His first known bounty was 249,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 320,000,000 berries.
- Affably Evil: Hawkins appears to be against the idea of needless violence in social situations, as seen when he stopped his crew-mate from attacking a waiter after the latter accidentally spilled spaghetti all over his clothes, even apologizing to the waiter himself. When he runs into Luffy and Zoro in Wano he surmised the possibility that Luffy and Zoro were at Wano on a vacation when he encountered them there, and even politely suggested to the two Straw Hats that they should just take their leave before trouble brews. This hints that Hawkins would have simply allowed them to leave without risk of confrontation had the Straw Hats complied. However, despite this, in battle, he is very cruel and ruthless, having slain almost all of Brownbeard's crew and left Brownbeard on the verge of death and left him without the use of his legs. His voodoo-power itself implies cruelty and apathy, as he lets other people suffer the damage that he would otherwise sustain and apparently has no problem with it.
- Almighty Janitor: After joining up with Kaido, he's given the position of Headliner, a rank whose members are mediocre fighters at best and utilize Wrong Context Magic that is usually useless. Hawkins, by comparison, is able to fight Luffy and Zoro at the same time and put up a competent fight.
- Bad Boss: Subtle, but the fact that his straw dolls work by having his subordinates essence inside of them makes it clear Hawkins is entirely willing to let his men be killed as a means of defense.
- Benevolent Boss: To his own crew at least, as he does not use his straw dolls on them. But to the Pleasures of the Beast Pirates and the Wano Military whom he has control over he has no regard using them as dummies for his Devil Fruit.
- Cards of Power: His deck can create secondary effects depending on what he draws, though he is at the mercy of the draw and runs the risk of it backfiring on him and his men.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: He can turn into a large scarecrow, though this also makes him a bigger target, and he's still just as vulnerable to harm. The basics of his Devil Fruit still apply, as well. Kizaru trounced him when he used it. Granted, Kizaru would have won one way or another, but Hawkins didn't do himself any favors.
- Combat Clairvoyance: He can foresee whether someone will survive a battle or not, though the means by which he does so are still a matter of speculation; it may be some sort of innate ability, highly specialized Observation Haki, or a secondary function of his Devil Fruit.
- Cool Sword: A sword made of living straw with a voodoo doll handle, able to change shape thanks to Hawkins's powers without losing its cutting power.
- The Fatalist: Has the ability to predict the future, so a lot of his lines, actions and decisions stem from what he knows will happen. For example, Hawkins fought Kizaru, but knew that he'd survive, and attacked Brownbeard all by his lonesome, because he saw the shadow of death on him.
- Fortune Teller: He can do this to predict what happens to people. He might either just look at the person, or use some tarot cards for it.
- Friendly Enemy: To Urouge, whom he temporarily allies with while facing Kizaru and a Pacifista on the Sabaody Archipelago.
- Gang of Hats: He and his crew have a mystic theme.
- Green Thumb: At its most basic, this is what his Devil Fruit bestows upon him, as he can create and control straw.
- Hidden Depths: He may be a mysterious, voodoo-using pirate, but Oda says he actually has an interest in interior design.
- Hollywood Voodoo: Hawkins's Straw-Straw Fruit allows him to make voodoo dolls linked to his subordinates and then store them within himself. Any physical damage he takes is redirected to one of the dolls, which shed from his skin as they take damage. The fact that the dolls are made of straw may liken his powers to Ushi no Koku Mairi, a type of Japanese Curse magic involving dolls.
- Horse of a Different Color: While in Wano under the employ of Kaido, he rides a fierce-looking creature similar to the mythological Japanese Kirin.
- Nail 'Em: His scarecrow avatar can spit nails with great force as projectiles.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Since he has the power to redirect physical damage to other targets via voodoo dolls. He will only take damage once he runs out.
- One-Winged Angel: He can transform into a scarecrow-like monster, though this may just be a form of armor comparable to Cracker's abilities.
- Pet the Dog: His part of the Supernova introduction scene has him prevent a member of his crew from attacking a waiter who spilled on the crewman. This is a sharp contrast from the two Supernova's introduced ahead of him, Bonney berating the staff to bring her food faster and Capone Bege assaulting a member of his own crew.
- Puppet Fighter: He can summon a monstrous scarecrow as an avatar to fight alongside him.
- Scary Scarecrows: His power allows him to create a giant scarecrow that he can control or transform into a smaller one.
- Tarot Troubles: Draws tarot cards for various effects in combat - ranging from pursuing his enemies to his allies ending up hurting one another.
- The Stoic: Probably justified when you take his Devil Fruit into consideration.
- Unusual Eyebrows: Three vertical lines above each eye in place of eyebrows.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: All of his appearances feature him without an undershirt up until Wano Arc.
- Whip It Good: He can combine his sword with his Devil Fruit to turn it into a large straw whip that retains its sharpness.
"Red Flag" X. Drake
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (JP), D.C. Douglas (EN)
Age: 31 (Pre-Timeskip), 33 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: October 24th
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Coming from the North Blue, X. (pronounced "diez") Drake is the captain of the Drake Pirates. A former Marine Rear Admiral turned pirate, he is aware of many of the Marines' strategies, and projects such as the Pacifista. He is an "Ancient Zoan" Devil Fruit user, having eaten the Dragon-Dragon Fruit (Ryu Ryu no Mi), Model: Allosaurus. After the timeskip, he at some point joined the Beast Pirates, and is made one of their Headliners and one of the Six Flying Fighters, the six strongest Headliners.
He has a bounty of 222,000,000 berries.
- Abusive Parents: His father went from being a Marine officer to an exceptionally brutal and cruel pirate who was apparently no less terrible to Drake than he was to his victims. The fact that Drake bore absolutely no grudge against Doflamingo for being responsible for his father's death is very telling.
- Accidental Hero: Downplayed. He happened to be on Minion Island as Doflamingo was enacting Birdcage thirteen years ago, but he managed to be outside the cage when it dropped down and was taken in by a Marine ship, and this made Rosinante's lie that Law had escaped on a Marine ship more believable, as the Marines reported they had rescued a young boy just before, which causes Doflamingo to drop the cage.
- Animorphism: In his case, his fruit is an Ancient Zoan that turns him into an Allosaur.He is capable of going either full Allosaurus or a hybrid form.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: X. Drake. The fact the "X" is pronounced as "Diez" doesn't diminish anything.
- Child Soldier: He fought for his father's crew when he was still a teen, and was apparently the crew's heavy hitter even then.
- Contrived Coincidence: His father was the one who acquired the Ope Ope no Mi, and so he was on the same island as another of the Eleven Supernovas, Law, thirteen years ago. It was a turning point for both characters, Law became a Devil Fruit user and managed to escape the Donquixote Family, while it was the point Drake joined the Marines. Both also had an important figure in their life killed by Doflamingo on that day, for Law, it was Doflamingo's brother Rosinante (which Law would seek vengeance for for the next thirteen years), and for Drake it was his own father Barrel (to which he holds no grudge to Doflamingo).
- Cool Mask: Wear a domino mask. After the timeskip, he wears a slanted headband along with it, with the headband going over one eye with a hole like the mask.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He easily beats up Caribou in the latter's cover arc after he has just defeated and absorbed Scotch, Kaido's henchman.
- Dark and Troubled Past: What little the volume 78 SBS revealed of his past isn't pretty: Drake used to admire his father Barrels, who was a Marine officer at the time. However, Barrels ended up defecting from the Marines and becoming a very cruel pirate, violent to even his own son. Drake still followed him out of sheer fear, until he was taken in by the Marines. However, after rising in the ranks himself, he ended up defecting and becoming a pirate, like his father before him.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Attacks one of Kaido's islands, because he knew Kaidou would retaliate. Guy's got guts. Apparently, he impressed Kaido so much that now, he works for him.
- Dinosaurs Are Dragons: His dinosaur-transforming Devil Fruit is part of the Ryuu Ryuu (Dragon-Dragon) family. This is a reference to the Japanese name for dinosaurs (Kyouryuu) using the ryuu spelling. Worth noting that Drake's name itself is an archaic way of referring to dragons.
- Dual Wielding: Both a large rapier and a quaduple headed axe.
- Establishing Character Moment: Jumping in to stop a battle between Killer and Urouge with a sword in one hand and an axe.
- Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a Musketeer theme.
- Generation Xerox: Drake's father was also a Marine who defected to become a pirate. Drake himself was later taken in by the Marines after Doflamingo killed his father... and then defected later to become a pirate.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an X-shaped one on his chin, reflecting his name "X" (although it's pronounced "diez"). When he was a marine, it was of the good kind, but now that he's a pirate it's of the evil kind.
- Gratuitous Foreign Language: The "X" is pronounced diez, as in "10" in Spanish.
- Hazy Feel Turn: Was a Rear Admiral before becoming a pirate. Admiral Kizaru seems to think that Drake switched sides purely because he was bored with being a Marine and thought it would be more fun to become a pirate, though an SBS implies that there's much more to it than that. Later, he becomes a member of the Beast Pirates.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: His coat, pants, boots, and gloves are all leather and he is very much a badass.
- Hidden Depths: According to an SBS, Drake has an interest in both reptiles and astrophysics.
- Ki Attacks: He can use Armament Haki at least, having beaten Caribou into a pulp with it.
- Magic Pants: In Zoan form he keeps his jacket and hat, which simply change size along with the rest of him. His pants, boots, and gloves mysteriously vanish, only to reappear when he turns human again.
- Nice Hat: In his first appearance, he wears a bicorne hat. He ditches it over the timeskip.
- Non-Mammalian Hair: In his fully Zoan form, although it's justified due to how Zoan fruits work. It's more apparent in Drake's post-timeskip design, where you can actually see his hair on his Allosaurus form due to him not wearing a hat anymore.
- Older Than They Look:
- As a teenager. At nineteen he looked like he could be a preteen, and in-universe his description was close enough to the then-thirteen Trafalgar Law for Doflamingo to think the Marines had Law in custody instead of Drake.
- Possibly in the main story, given he's already in his thirties by the time he hits Sabaody.
- The Stoic: Much more patient and observant than some other Supernovas, but not to the level as Hawkins.
- Super Mode: Most of his fights with Urouge, Killer, and the single Pacifista were done while in his unsuperpowered human form. But when the stakes go up, he breaks out the big guns and turns into a Allosaurus.
- Tyrannosaurus rex: Not quite. He wields a Zoan fruit that can turn him into an Allosaurus.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As seen in an SBS where Oda drew the Supernovas as kids; serious, perpetually frowning Drake used to be a Moe Cheerful Child with a grin a mile wide. Then his father defected from the Marines and became a cruel pirate, Drake was constantly abused and only followed his parent he once admired out of fear, and when Doflamingo's crew came a-knocking, Drake instantly jumped ship and left his father to die. His horrible experiences left him with a near-permanent frown now.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Wears leather jackets without anything underneath.
- Wild Card: Aside from his status as a Marine defector, his aims remain completely mysterious.
- "X" Makes Anything Cool: It's pretty much his motif. The X-shaped scar on his chin, the "X" tattoo on his torso and the fact that his family name "Diez" is represented by a "X". The last of these may be his way of distancing himself from his father, Diez Barrels.
- You Killed My Father: Averted. Doflamingo is responsible for the death of Barrels, but Drake carries no grudge because his father was a complete scumbag.
"Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar Law
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (JP), Matthew Mercer (EN)
Age: 24 (Pre-Timeskip), 26 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: October 6th
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Trafalgar Law is the captain of the Heart Pirates and one of the eleven pirates dubbed with the moniker "Supernova". He's a very laid-back person, and while his speech is very polite, he has no problem with taking mocking jabs at people or giving them the middle finger. Law ate the Op-Op Fruit (Ope Ope no Mi), which allows him to create an area wherein he can cut up anything without damage, be it people or objects, and rearrange it with a flick of his fingers. He gladly accepts new people to join his crew, and is also careful to deny any undeserved credit, though he does not like being ordered around at all. Over the Time Skip, he's become a Warlord, a feat he seems to have achieved by handing over 100 pirates' hearts to the Government. He also used to be the subordinate of "Joker", AKA Donquixote Doflamingo.
His first known bounty was 200,000,000 berries. During the Time Skip, it rose to 440,000,000 million berries before being frozen as a Warlord. After the events of Dressrosa, his bounty was reinstated and rose to 500,000,000 berries, the second highest among the Supernovas (behind Luffy).
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He has yellow eyes and dark blue hair in the manga, but black hair and Gray Eyes in the anime. His Badass Longcoat in the Dressrosa arc is also changed from black in the manga to brown in the anime.
- Ambiguously Evil: Certainly more morally grey than any of the Straw Hats, and guilty of a lot of Offstage Villainy; however, since he's a rather mysterious and unpredictable character, it's unclear exactly how much of his nasty reputation is actually deserved, seeing how the Straw Hats appear much worse than they really are to the eyes of the world. The Dressrosa arc clears up some of the mystery surrounding him; though he is certainly cold, distant and cruel, he doesn't appear to be truly evil, since he obviously has standards, seems to care about his crew, and goes out of his way to help his Straw Hat allies on multiple occasions.
- And Show It to You: His "Mes" technique. Non-lethal variety. If he so chooses.
- Animal Motifs: Like Blackbeard, Law was given one outside of the manga and anime, a snow leopard. Given his cool disposition, knack for coming up with calculated plans, and spot-patterned attire, this can be seen as a rather accurate comparison.
- Arch-Enemy: Law hates Doflamingo and is fully prepared to die in order to get his revenge on him for an event that occurred thirteen years ago (the death of Corazon, Doflamingo's younger brother and the most dearest person in Law's heart). And after everything's that's happened in the Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs, we can say that the feeling is very mutual on Doflamingo's end. At one point, after Law manages to liquefy Doflamingo's organs, Law tells Luffy to keep out of his last confrontation with Doflamingo, as he sees the man as his responsibility, and his alone. It's telling that Luffy obeyed without question and only intervened after Law could no longer fight anymore; it seems even he could sense how personal this was for Law.
- Arc Symbol: The Heart Symbol appears a lot on things pertaining to him. Such as the heart tattoo on his shoulders and back (which apparently the citizens of Flevance also had), him being appointed as the Heart Seat of Doflamingo's "card suit" top officers and being a former subordinate to a deceased Heart Seat member, the Op-Op Fruit being heart-shaped, and when he used his powers to switch 2 people's "souls", they're represented by a heart shape. Oh, and he can tear out actual hearts as well.
- An Arm and a Leg: Doflamingo cuts Law's right arm off with strings. Only temporary, as it is reattached and healed later by Leo and Mansherry.
- Ascended Extra: He ranked in the top 10 in One Piece's official popularity poll after his first appearance. It's no coincidence that he's gotten more screen time since.
- He was ranked the 2nd most popular character in the series after Luffy from a poll taken in late 2014, beating Zoro who was consistently 2nd before. Law was already a major character by that point, but him beating so many established veterans is very impressive.
- Authority Equals Asskicking:
- When he was a Warlord, he beat Smoker in a one-on-one fight, a feat that not even Luffy has managed (though admittedly one he probably could now).
- On a more general note, he's the captain of the Heart Pirates and seems to exercise his authority in the role more than Luffy does; he is also almost certainly the strongest member.
- The Dressrosa Arc reveals he was taken in as a child by Doflamingo to become his future right-hand man and the third holder of the title of Corazon. As a result, Law received rigorous training and an extensive education in order to prepare him for his future role as the Number Two of the Donquixote Family. Following his defection, he uses the skills he was taught against his former crew and kills the first 'Corazon' Vergo during the events at Punk Hazard, lands a devastating blow to Trebol that leads to his defeat, and even manages to deal near-fatal damage to Doflamingo, all while gravely incapacitated.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: When you're named after a historical battle, this is inevitable. His full name gives him another historical battle.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He is shown to have figured out Hawkins's voodoo ability after seeing it in action all of once. He immediately takes out the man's subordinates before pressing the attack and forcing Hawkins to defend since he no longer has any subordinates to pass his injuries to. Notably, he does this without any form of explanation, just noticing a few key details.
- Badass Beard: He has one.
- Badass in Distress: In the Dressrosa arc, he was shot, captured, rendered unconscious, and chained up by Doflamingo.
- Badass Longcoat: During the Punk Hazard arc. He wears a different one in Dressrosa.
- Beat Still, My Heart: Using his power, he can literally remove your still beating heart, and you'll live through it, because his power makes it a non-fatal wound. He did this to Smoker in order to beat him. It's implied this is also what happened to the 100 pirates Law used as a way to enter the warlord position.
- Benevolent Boss: His crew genuinely seems to like him, and were very happy when Luffy was able to tell them he was okay. Law also made sure to keep them out of the way for the Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs. An SBS later reveals that he's known at least the core members (Bepo, Shachi, and Penguin) since they were teenagers (or a kid in Bepo's case), so it's likely their relationship is deeper than just boss and subordinate.
- Berserk Button: Go ahead, insult Donquixote "Corazon" Rocinante in front of Law. We dare you. When Doflamingo insulted Corazon right in front of Law, Law's response was to— despite being on death's door— drag himself over to Doflamingo and electrocute his liquefied insides.
- Best Served Cold: His plan of revenge against Doflamingo is one of big proportions, which includes him becoming a Warlord, allying with Luffy and even a gambit that involves making Kaido angry at Doffy, and apparently has been done for about 13 years.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being a near Perpetual Smiler and having a really laid-back personality, he has a really nasty reputation amongst his fellow Supernovas. How bad, you might ask? To join the Seven Warlords of the Sea, he extracted and delivered 100 pirate hearts to the World Government.
- BFS: Carries a sword almost as tall as he is. Its name is Kikoku (鬼哭, lit. Demon Wail), and its size is justified since it's a nodachi.
- Big Damn Heroes: Pops up in the middle of a three-way (technically four-way) war between the Blackbeard pirates, Whitebeard pirates and Luffy's motley gang of Impel Down escapees, and the Marines and Seven Warlords of the Sea to rescue Luffy. That takes balls.
- Later, he shows up in the middle of Luffy and Franky's fight with the Yeti Cool Brothers to take down the remaining brother before he could leave with Nami again.
- He apparently did this in the past to help out Bepo, beating up two delinquents who were bullying him. Bepo and the delinquents in question - Shachi and Penguin - were so impressed by Law that they decided to join him on his travels and, eventually, they formed the Heart Pirates together.
- Bilingual Bonus: More of a bilingual hand gesture, but in Spanish, the middle finger is called "(el dedo del) corazón". So yes, there really is a hidden meaning behind it.
- Breakout Character: Law shot up high in the Character Polls note before he really ever did anything. Not coincidentally, he's gone on to become a major supporting character in the series; pulling a Big Damn Hero during the Summit War Saga to save Luffy when the rest of his crew was Put on a Bus, and even getting upgraded to Deuteragonist during the Punk Hazard and Dressrosa arcs.
- Broken Pedestal: As a child, he admired and wanted to become like Doflamingo. Until his bond grew with Corazon and he overheard Doflamingo claim Law's only importance was that he die for him.
- Buried in a Pile of Corpses: What he resorted to in order to escape his hometown when it was attacked.
- Butt-Monkey: Ever since he allied himself with Luffy, Law has become a frequent victim of The Worf Effect, forcibly dragged into the Straw Hats' hijinks, and more-or-less subjected to Luffy's numerous whims. Law's life in general ever since the Pirate Alliance saga started has been one long-running joke.
- Byronic Hero: Law is attractive being a character in One Piece with more distinguished facial features like Shanks and Robin. He boasts enough charisma to gather a crew with 20 members. He is intelligent and cunning, having devised a plan over 13 years to bring down Doflamingo's empire and hamper an Emperor's plan to increase his power. He has experienced two great losses in his life, first his family and country establishment then the hero to whom he owes his life towards. Everything having added up to avenge his fallen hero with enough determination that meant giving his life for.
- Celibate Hero: Law is one of the few people in the world to have virtually no reaction to Boa Hancock's beauty, and unlike his crew, he also doesn't comment on the abundance of attractive women in Amazon Lily. In general, he seems more annoyed by matters of romance than anything; when Monet tries to playfully flirt with him, he just coldly ignores her, prompting her to comment on how "unsociable" he is.
- Characterization Marches On: Was introduced as a laid-back but powerful pirate who really only showed his mean side when angered and was a Perpetual Smiler the rest of the time. After the timeskip, he was portrayed as much more serious and smiled much less often, in addition to his ability for cruelty being a little more apparent. To be fair, he's currently engaged with the difficult task of defeating Doflamingo and has to deal with the Straw Hats' wacky hijinks.
- Chekhov's Gun: He got his right arm severed by Doflamingo. Later, he uses that severed arm (with it holding his sword) for a surprise attack on Trebol.
- The Chessmaster: Comes off as this more-and-more in recent appearances, particularly in the Punk Hazard arc, where he proposed an alliance with Luffy in order to take down an Emperor, starting with blackmailing Doflamingo.
- Combat Medic: "Surgeon of Death" is more than a Red Baron, though thankfully for Luffy it doesn't actually refer to his medical skills.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: His powers revolve mainly around surgical techniques.
- The Comically Serious: When face-to-face with the Straw Hats' antics, he doesn't seem to know how to react, leaving him with either a deadpan or annoyed expression when they're doing things like tying an incapacitated Chopper to his head.
- Cool Boat: His Heart Pirate's vessel, The Polar Tang, is not only a Shout-Out to Beatle's Yellow Submarine (which conveniently is Law's colour theme), it is also based from the real life TRAFALGAR-class submarine of Royal Navy, which is the only of its class that can traverse through thick ice and operates on nuclear power. Also equipped with 7 jetbeam propulsion, perhaps explaining how it could escape through the frozen water of Aokiji's Ice Age and avoid Kizaru's light beam simultaneously, two Logia-type Admirals who are hot on their pursuit during rescuing Luffy in Marineford.
- Crazy-Prepared: Hid regular iron chains to swap with Seastone chains around a laboratory in case he is betrayed and captured by some mistake. Which comes to pass.
- He spends 13 years plotting his revenge against Doflamingo. Once his scheme is put into motion in Punk Hazard, the entirety of Doflamingo's empire - his SAD production, artifical Devil Fruit manufaturing, arm dealings, business partnership with Kaidou - starts crumbling down within the span of days.
- As it turns out there is a purpose for Law saving Luffy in Marineford and then allying with him later. He firmly believes in the D lineage and what it can do, so allying with a fellow D will therefore increases his chance on taking down Doflamingo and anything that stands in the way of his goal. The fact that Doffy is revealed to be a former World Noble who naturally thinks of the Ds like boogeymen is just icing on the cake that Law goes to exploit.
- Creepy Child: As shown in an SBS◊, Law used to be one: the scalpel-and-frog toting type. Subverted, he was a mostly normal kid who was learning to become a doctor. After Flevance's destruction, played straight; as a child he wrapped himself up in bombs, proclaiming that he wants to cause death and destruction, and asked Doflamingo if he could join his crew. It was because of this that Doflamingo thought he would grow up to be his right-hand man.
- Eventually averted: Corazon's efforts to save him as well as crying in sympathy for his pain wore him down and he dropped his destructive desires.
- Creepy Good: For a pirate, Law has a surprisingly functional moral compass and really isn't such a bad guy deep down; at one point, he even expresses his disgust for Doflamingo's treatment of Dressrosa's citizens and declares his faith in the Straw Hats. Still, that doesn't stop him from being cruel to his enemies and generally intimidating and unfriendly, though.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Which is getting more prominent after the Time Skip, and appropriately works as nice Guyliner.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Having his home, friends, and family be completely razed to the ground by the World Government for having a lead disease everyone had completely wrong information about, and for being constantly refused proper treatment because of said wrong information, didn't do his sanity much good.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Op-Op Fruit can grant eternal youth at the cost of the user's life. Doflamingo claims that he didn't want Law to eat the fruit back when Law was his valued subordinate for this reason.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Law's family, friends, and country, known as Flevance, were exterminated by the World Government for false medical conditions of contagious lead poisoning. After suffering a mental breakdown, Law only wished to cause as much destruction as possible and joined Doflamingo's crew wishing to become like him before his eventual death of his lead disease in 3 years time.
- Corazon, Doflamingo's younger brother, then began helping him search for a cure to his disease. Over 6 months the two grew closer together, as Corazon understood what Law's pain was like and went to great effort to find a cure for him. When Corazon obtained the Op-Op Fruit for Law, the solution to his disease, he was killed by Doflamingo. Corazon had also managed to set an escape for Law from Doflamingo's grasp. Corazon was the figure who loved and saved Law and Doflamingo only valued Law as an instrument to die for him; Law then set forth to carry on Corazon's goal to stop Doflamingo's evil.
- Deadly Doctor: "Surgeon of Death" is pretty much a synonym to this trope's name.
- Deadpan Snarker: Practically his primary means of communication with the idiots of the Straw Hat crew & friends.Bartolomeo: Oi! Trafalgar! I threw yours [wanted poster] out in the trash but just in case you were wondering, it went up to 500 million.
Law: Oh. Thanks. This is me caring.
- Death Glare: Can do a very frightening one when he gets pissed. It became a Running Gag with Baby 5. He looks so scary that he brings Baby 5 to tears, who then clings to Buffalo for protection.
- Defeat Means Friendship: According to SBS volume 84, this is how he met Shachi, Penguin and Bepo. The latter was being bullied by the former two when Law stepped in and beat the crap out of them; all three were attracted by Law ever since, and the rest is history.
- Defector from Decadence: He was once part of Doflamingo's crew, having been recruited with the intention to mold him into the Third Corazon and Doffy's future right hand man, but after he killed Corazon, Law's father figure, he went out of it and started plotting revenge.
- Defiant to the End: In fact, he starts taunting both Caesar and Vergo when they start squeezing his heart. Noticeable, since it's one of the few times in the Punk Hazard arc that he is not merely stoic and focused.
- When Doflamingo prepares to shoot him and offers him the chance to instead die with his Dangerous Forbidden Technique and get one wish, Law wishes... for Doflamingo to bring back Rosinante and show remorse to Dressrosa, then flips him off and says that he'll never beat the Straw Hats.
- Detachment Combat: His favorite way of attacking enemies. Unlike Buggy, he does this to other people, disorienting them too badly to fight properly. Fortunately for his victims, they can put themselves back together as long as he lets them live.
- Determinator: A natural trait considering he is a D. Specific to Law however is he devised a plan over 13 years to have revenge on Doflamingo for the death of Corazon. When the plan failed, he met Doflamingo in a battle that leads to having his arm severed but still wanting to finish off Doflamingo personally in a failed attack. As Luffy took over the fight, Law remained at the sight determined to observe the outcome and meet the consequences of victory or death.
- Dishing Out Dirt: He can use his Tact technique to make rock spikes come out of the ground to hit foes.
- Difficult, but Awesome: The Op-Op Fruit is regarded as having the highest potential out of all Devil Fruits. When Law first ate it, however, he couldn't even use it to heal Corazon from gunshots and a beating because he needed the medical knowledge of what he was doing first. It also tires him out simply by using it. When he's rested and knows what he's doing? The guy can cut mountains and flip battleships with ease.
- Dissonant Serenity: Given the nature of his powers, and the fact that he's a Perpetual Smiler, his fights tend to lead to this.
- Distressed Dude: The Dressrosa arc has not been kind to him. So far he's been beaten, shot, and kidnapped by Doflamingo, carried around helplessly by Luffy, had his ass beat again, and had his arm ripped off by Doflamingo.
- Doctor's Orders: The fact that he can, to an extent, warp reality (i.e issue order on everything) inside his "room" is a practical application of this.
- Does Not Like Spam: He hates bread. Was just a one-off comment when he was staying at Thousand Sunny, but an official artwork by Oda (requested by a fan) showed Luffy and a monkey trying to force-feed Law with bread, which escalated into a full-on brawl. He also doesn't like umeboshi (pickled ume fruit).
- The Dog Bites Back: Law's entire plan was this. His intentions weren't to go after Kaido; while that would be a nice bonus, his goal was really to get revenge on Doflamingo. If Law doesn't kill Doflamingo himself and dies during their fight, then the destruction of the SMILE factory will ensure that Doflamingo will die anyway at the hands of Kaido.
- Domain Holder: Has the power of the Op-Op Fruit, which allows him to perform spontaneous operations (hence the name) on anyone or anything inside a sphere of space created by him, which he calls "Room". He uses his medical knowledge to inflict whatever effects he wants with minimum effort. Also, he carries around a great sword as his scalpel.
- Doomed Hometown: He hails from a city called Flevance or "The White City" which was a mining city that got Amber Lead Disease from said exotic mineral they had mined and weren't told about it by the World Government who did know about long before the city started mining the material. The disease slowly but surely affected them, which results in turning their bodies white and giving them excruciating pain while they were slowly dying, and their successive generations' life expectations got lower over time. Worse, the royalty fled from the island, abandoning them. Because the neighboring countries thought that the disease was epidemic, they quarantined the city. Out of desperation, the people of Flevance started a war with the neighboring kingdoms and were burned to the ground.
- Dr. Jerk: His blunt attitude makes him this. Such as when Jimbei asked him what would happen if Luffy keeps rampaging around after Law treated him, he simply said that Luffy's wounds would open up and he'd die.
- Enemy Mine: What he wanted his alliance with Luffy to be. Luffy, however, never saw it like that, viewing it instead as a friendship agreement. Though Law still tries to deny it, it's implied that, at some point, he stopped seeing it this way, too.
- Establishing Character Moment: His debut shows him of as a rather unsettling pirate who doesn't hesitate to flip off Eustass Kid (who is the Supernova with the highest bounty). This foreshadows that he's not someone to be trifled with, as well as someone who shares Luffy's disrespect for authority. He also shows a softer side by freeing Jean Bart later on.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his infamous cruelty, even he was disgusted when he found out that Caesar Clown was drugging the children on Punk Hazard to ensure that they stayed. Justified given his history: Children being doomed to die due to the build up of toxins in their bodies must have brought back all sorts of memories.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With the Straw Hats. While he's still exasperated by some of their antics, its clear that he's come to respect them in his time working with them.
- Flipping the Bird:
- Does this to Kid at one point. In the anime, this was censored to Law giving him a smug smile.
- Does it toward Doflamingo after Law claims that Luffy shall kick his ass before the latter starts shooting him.
- Fluffy the Terrible: His crew, the "Heart Pirates". The name doesn't makes sense until we find out Law uses his power for tearing out the live hearts of his enemies. This gets even more clever as it's revealed that Law was once a member of the Donquixote family, who uses a card suit motif. The Heart seat of Doflamingo's Top Executives was supposed to be for Law before he defected. And as another bonus, the reason why he left was due to the death of Corazon, Doflamingo's brother. Corazon is Spanish for "heart", and Corazon was Law's idol, so the "Heart Pirates" might actually be named in tribute to him. It turns out the Heart seat of Doffy's Top Executives was Corazon's, and after his death it was left vacant for Law to take up.
- Four Is Death: Fittingly for the Surgeon of Death, his former bounty is at 440 million.
- Freak Out: While still a young boy attending the academy in Flevance, Law was a kind and devoted child aspiring to become a great doctor like his father while happily going to festivals with his beloved family. Upon the destruction of his homeland, the annihilation of his classmates and family, and being diagnosed with no more than 3 years to live, Law suffered a mental breakdown becoming unstable, having wanted to join Doflamingo's crew so he could destroy everything around him. Only after having been cured of his illness by Corazon did Law have a change of heart.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: He has the power to do it to other people by using the Op-Op Fruit to switch their hearts. Not literally, mind you, more like a cartoonish heart that seems to represent their soul or whatever. (He can literally steal hearts, too, but that's an entirely different thing.)
- Friendly Enemy: He is willing to save a rival pirate because even a relationship with a future enemy is still a relationship. Ironically, he ends up becoming friends with Luffy for real two years later.
- From Bad to Worse: Played for laughs with his alliance with Luffy. Law looks like he could break down and cry any minute now from the Straw Hat crew's eccentric natures, and all of Law's plans with the Straw Hats just sort of go up in smoke despite his best efforts, planning and pre-preparation (which turn out to be things like a crude map drawn by Bepo in a marker pen, not even having an official map of Dressrosa). And then played more seriously when Doflamingo outgambits Law and basically gets Fujitora to revoke Law's Warlord status by putting him on the spot (though Fujitora specifically gave Law a way to get around this and Law refused to take it), so now Law has to deal with Doflamingo AND a Marine Admiral at the same time. The whole thing escalates when Usopp manages to undo Sugar's curse on all the toys, causing mass chaos in Dressrosa and forcing Doffy to initiate the Birdcage plan; at this point Law decides that even though he originally wanted to just destroy Doffy's SMILE factory, Doffy now has to be personally stopped, even if Kaido would be pissed off at Luffy and Law as a result.
- Gang of Hats: All of the Heart Pirates (minus the Captain and newest Jean Bart) wears the identical white boiler suit (and orange for the white talking bear). Post timeskip shows Jean Bart wearing the same outfit as the rest of the crew.
- Good Hair, Evil Hair: Sports a goatee, which usually indicates a mysterious persona, antiheroism and an outsider.
- Gray Eyes: In the anime. Fitting considering how cold and unapproachable he is.
- Guest-Star Party Member: He allies with the Straw Hats in Punk Hazard, and is present all through Zou.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: His trademark. Notably, of all the victims of this during the Punk Hazard arc, only one of them wasn't a victim of his.
- Handicapped Badass: Doflamingo severs his right arm in the heat of their battle. Doesn't stop him from grinding Doflamingo's organs to mush with his remaining hand via Gamma Knife, or grievously injuring Trebol using his severed arm.
- Having a Heart: Literally. 101 of them.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: When he first demonstrates his power it seems a bit odd, and he's quite literally dwarfed by Luffy and Kid's abilities. Two years later, he's slicing up battleships for lulz and it's implied he became a Warlord by sending the Marines 100 still beating pirate hearts. And then he cuts a mountain in half, while informing Doflamingo that the new generation has arrived. Later, Doflamingo reveals that the Op-Op Fruit is considered to be among the best Devil Fruit out there. Specifically, with the Op-Op Fruit's potential to grant someone eternal youth — though, ultimately, at the cost of the user's life. He also literally gain his awesome power from a heart-shaped fruit.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Played with. Law is introduced as The Rival for Luffy alongside Kid, then saves Luffy's life, then seems to have gone full Heel by becoming a warlord, then swings into Face territory when we realize his true intentions in Dressrosa. However, his motives and end goal never really changed, he's spent the whole time gunning for Doflamingo, it just took a long time for that to come to light.
- Heroic RRoD: Apparently using his Devil Fruit powers is physically draining, so Law tries to defy this trope by preserving his energy before upcoming major fights.
- Hidden Depths: Beneath the veneer of cruelty that he's built up for himself over the course of his career as a pirate, Law has real empathy and compassion for others, even if he rarely shows it. He displays genuine disgust for Caesar Clown's experiments, acquiesces to the Straw Hats' requests to save the young children trapped by the Mad Scientist, and values his partnership with them so much that he goes out of his way to keep them out of his personal conflict with Doflamingo. To the point that if Luffy dies in the battle against Doflamingo, Law fully intends to follow him as penance for dragging him into what he considers his battle. Also, according to Oda (SBS volume 82), one of his hobbies is collecting commemorative coins.
- Honorary True Companion: Law becomes this to the Straw Hats thanks to their alliance. Initially, Law wanted to keep it as strictly an Enemy Mine relationship, but Luffy being Luffy, pulled him closer to the fold. By the time the Dressrosa arc ends, they're pretty much best friends and Law himself is the only one in denial about it.
- How Do I Shot Web?: In the flashback, just after he ate the Op-Op fruit, he tried to heal the wounded Corazon to no avail. The latter reminded him that this power is "not magic" and his medical expertise should help him.
- Immortality Inducer: According to Doflamingo, the ultimate technique of the Op-Op Fruit is to grant another person eternal youth. This fact has made it one of the most highly-sought Devil Fruits in the world. But using it will cost the user's life. If word of that ever got out to the masses, Law would become one of the most wanted men on the planet. It's implied that though Corazon's death defined Law's future, Law himself had already lost any chance he had of living a normal life the moment he ate the fruit.
- Informed Flaw: Seems as such at first. Law is stated to be a coldly cruel pirate, and even Kid seemed a bit wary of the rumors surrounding him. From what was seen of him, though, Law seems to have a very friendly relationship with his crew, took pity on an enslaved pirate captain and risked his life to save Luffy for no particular reason. Subverted to high hell, though, given the "resume" he sent to Marine HQ for a position among the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
- In-Series Nickname: He's been referred to as "Traffy" by the Straw Hats since the Punk Hazard Arc, as Luffy cannot pronounce Law's surname to save his life.
- I Owe You My Life: For saving his life, Law became indebted to Corazon. At the same time, he feels the freedom he obtained because of Corazon can't be repaid until he accomplishes Cora's greatest wish to stop his evil brother's madness.
- It Amused Me: Or rather, It Will Amuse Me. His stated reason for saving Luffy from the Marines was because it'd be "too lame" if he had died then and there.
- This is Law's fighting style in general. His ability allows him to cut his opponents' body parts without actually killing or harming them. In his first on-screen fight in the series he was juggling the body parts of marines.
- After defeating Tashigi and leaving her alive, after chopping her in half, she demands that Law finishes her off. He instead taunts her and decides it would be more fun to cut her into even smaller pieces.
- It's Personal: He made things personal with his former boss, Donquixote Doflamingo, when he betrayed him and killed two loyal subordinates, along with setting him up to be royally fucked over. It all started however, when 13 years ago Doflamingo had murdered his younger brother Corazon who had saved Law's life.
- He ended the alliance with the Straw Hats, revealing to Doflamingo that he only intended to have them destroy the SMILE factory to ensure that no matter what happens, Doflamingo will die, as he was the main target all along. Law never intended to go after Kaido, as his desire to have revenge on Doflamingo for murdering Corazon 13 years prior, and as much as he would love to see the chaos that would enfold after Doflamingo's death, he is fully prepared to die if necessary to get his revenge.
- Later on, he would also admit outright to Luffy that despite doing as many indirect things to screw Doflamingo over, due to how his plans against him started to fall apart, Law himself decides to settle with hurting Doflamingo directly like several others have wanted as well.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In his backstory he used to be quite the jerk (a jerk with a bad past, but still), but then his idol Corazon's actions has made him more caring towards the lives of his closest associates. Nowadays he's still rather cold to everyone, but if someone close to him needs helping, he will do it. He also has a soft spot for sick (and poisoned) children, which is not surprising considering his past.
- To further drive the point home, he clearly is enraged by Doflamingo's treatment of the Dressrosan citizens. When asked what his final wish is, Law demands that Doflamingo bring Corazon back and follows that with a demand for Doffy to "lick the ass of every single citizen in this country," showing that he's not beyond caring for innocents.
- Seen more in Wano when, after Luffy becomes a hero of Leftover Town by stealing fresh food and bringing it to them, Law expresses disgust at the idea of a benevolent pirate...and yet, despite his reputation as a "cruel" pirate, it's establised in the previous chapter that he avoids killing people whenever possible.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His weapon of choice is a nodachi, which he uses as a sort of "doctor's scalpel" when using his powers to chop things up at long range.
- Ki Attacks: He is a confirmed user of Haki, which is probably how he was able to cut Smoker's heart out.
- Kick the Dog: "Weaklings can't pick their way of death." is a line he tells Tashigi when she berates him for not killing her after slicing her apart. It's a line he picked up from his former captain, Doflamingo.
- Knew It All Along: Was perfectly aware that Corazon was lying to him about not being a marine, but clearly didn't care. When Corazon (discreetly) told him that he was sorry that he lied, as he didn't want Law to hate him (a statement that, outside of context, was supposedly directed to his brother Doflamingo), Law barely notes it, more worried about Corazon's safety.
- Kubrick Stare: Complementing his intimidating presence to the opponents. Occasionally accompanied by the mysterious vibes of Hidden Eyes and Face Framed in Shadow from underneath his hat.
- Laser Blade: His Gamma Knife technique has him making a small blade of Pure Energy that is used to cut through internal organs.
- Laser-Guided Karma: For all his deeds, he gets his own heart removed and squeezed by Vergo, briefly passing out in agony.
- For all the limb-cutting that he did, he gets his right arm severed by Doflamingo. Painfully, of course.
- That being said, he also gets the positive version of this, in a big way. He and his crew risked their lives to rescue Luffy from Marineford despite having absolutely no obligation whatsoever to do so, and in spite of the fact that Luffy, as a fellow pirate searching for One Piece, is actually a rival of theirs. As a result, Luffy already likes and trusts Law when they meet again in two years and gladly agrees to ally with him; this alliance eventually leads to Luffy and his friends/allies defeating Doflamingo and bringing down his entire empire — a goal Law had spent thirteen years trying to accomplish — while saving Law's life multiple times in the process.
- Lean and Mean: While he isn't extremely thin, he does stand out since the standard male in One Piece is either big and very muscular or massive and extremely muscular. He's not as mean as many of the pirates in the setting, but is significantly colder and more anti-heroic than the Straw Hats.
- Lone Survivor: Excluding the royal family who escaped early, he is the last known survivor of Flevance.
- Madden Into Misanthropy: The Law that appeared before Doflamingo looking to destroy everything in sight, and even the Law today, is the way he is because of his very traumatic childhood: He grew up in Flevance, or "The White City", where the people were slowly dying from Amber Lead. While studying to become a doctor to grow up to treat the illness, the war the country became involved in killed his family and everyone he ever knew. And he only survived by hiding in the dead bodies carted out of the quarantine zone. That would screw up anyone.
- Mad Doctor: When he treats Luffy and Jimbei, he notes that they can't protest if he doesn't use anesthesia, and determines that it's going to be a "fun" operation. Not to mention the deal with his "operation room" power and the antics he does with it.
- Meaningful Name: The Heart Pirates were most likely named after Corazon, which means "heart" in Spanish.
- Law's full name, Trafalgar D. Water Law, seems to be taken from two famous battles in real world history, the Battle of Trafalgar and the Battle of Waterloo.
- Magnificent Mustaches of Mexico: Subverted when he's rocking one in the Dressrosa Arc, during his disguise towards Green Bit.
- Messy Hair: In fact, without the hat he resembles Luffy. He's still quite attractive though.
- Mind over Matter: His "Tact" technique, which allows him to levitate stuff inside Room.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Subverted. Despite the way he announces his profession (on top of being a pirate), and the fact that his Red Baron is "Surgeon of Death", he is a pretty damn skilled doctor, because he was able to save both Luffy and Jimbei from the brink of death, despite how serious the injuries they had received during the war were.
- Mr. Fanservice: Just look at him and try to say he isn't.
- Multiple Gunshot Death: Subverted. Doflamingo became infuriated with Law's revenge ploy; mindlessly emptying his pistol on Law while ranting and belittling him for not holding the heart seat and misunderstanding the tribute to Corazon that Law represents. Doffy even says along the lines of "Luffy will be surprised to find your body" after he does it. Law isn't killed however, having switched his body with a corpse before being shot.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He's named after a (or rather, two) historical war, and a notoriously cruel real life pirate. And dude is surely good at stirring up chaos if he wants to.
- Nerves of Steel: During the moment when Doflamingo chooses to taunt him over Corazon's failed attempt to save Dressrosa, Law dismisses the idea that the situation could have been averted, which even surprises Doflamingo on how level-headed he is.
- Then, when he taunts the beaten and bloodied Law again and offers to let him die via the Immortality Surgery in exchange for one last wish, Law smiles, agrees... and wishes for Doflamingo to bring Corazon back to life and then lick the asshole of every single citizen in Dressrosa, before promptly flipping him off and telling him that he'll never beat the Straw Hats or get Caesar back.
- New Era Speech: Gives an epic one to Doflamingo.
- Nice Hat: To the point when he gets his heart back and is ready to fight he calls back his hat and puts it on his head.
- Ever since his childhood he's always seen with a white bowler hat. After the Time Skip it is changed into a white newsboy cap. All with the same black patterns on them.
- Ninja Log: His "Shambles" move allows him to switch things around — that includes switching himself with objects. He even uses a literal log when saving Sanji from Doflamingo.
- Noble Demon: Law may have sent one hundred hearts of pirates to the Marines as his application to become a Warlord, however he reacts with disgust to Caesar's disregard to the children, knowing they would die and the Mad Scientist just doesn't care.
- No Badass to His Valet: Despite his massive power, having a huge bounty, and being an ally to Luffy, Bartolomeo does not care about him at all as he throws Law's new bounty poster in the trash and refuses to give him any of his provisions, but is more then willing to give it all to Luffy.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bears more than a passing resemblance to Mystery, the Pickup Artist, in both looks and dress. May help explain his popularity. Also to the well-known Italian Moto GP World Champion Valentino Rossi, who is also conveniently known as "The Doctor".
- Not Afraid to Die: While having his heart squeezed by Caesar and Vergo, instead of begging for mercy Law merely taunts them into squeezing it harder. This, along with Law's own admission that he doesn't care if he has to die to get his revenge on Doflamingo, were one of the first real indicators of his real name.
- Likewise, after having his arm cut off and beaten by both Doflamingo and Trebol, Doflamingo offers Law anything in exchange for the immortality operation. Law just flips him off, tells him where he can stick his offer and states the Straw Hats are gonna kick his ass before Doflamingo shoots him again.
- It provides a contrast to Doflamingo's Immortality Seeker. Doflamingo, while it hasn't been prominent so far, has a clear fear of death that led to his obsession over the Op-Op fruit. Law, on top of being D, has no fear of death considering that the only reason he survived to this very day was for the sake of the man who saved his life and gave him the chance to live at the cost of his own. Thus, he has no interest in his devil fruit's ability to grant immortality and gleefully mocks Doflamingo when the latter attempts to coerce him into using it on him.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: Not outright pointed out, but Law is one of the very few men not taken by the extreme beauty of Boa Hancock and the rest of the Kuja Pirates. It could be that he is "a doctor before all else" kind of person and that his mellow and laidback personality makes it much more difficult for him to be visibly flustered and swept away.
- Not So Above It All: Since their alliance, Law has been simply shocked at how goofy the Straw Hats are, despite their reputation for being a thorn in the World Government's side. He's kept his cool as being the Only Sane Man... until Sanji said he's making sandwiches for breakfast. Law admitted he didn't like bread.
- This has actually been happening in small doses ever since the alliance was established, but this is the most blatant example. The more time Law has spent with the Straw Hats, the more susceptible he is to taking part of their hijinks. It's not long before he realizes that Luffy's not going to be the Unwitting Pawn that Law expected him to be, or that he was never really in control of the alliance in the first place.
- In ch. 817, he joins the crew (which also includes Zoro) on speculating cool things that a ninja like Raizo can do. He specifically says "a clone jutsu would be nice." Sure enough, clone jutsu is one of what Raizo displays seconds after.
- Not So Different: Lampshaded by Nami when he gives orders to Nami, Chopper, and Brook without listening to them or knowing their current dilemma just like Luffy. Then, when you learn his real name...
- Much more seriously, to Doflamingo, which the latter idly notes during their battle (after Law had landed a seemingly fatal blow on him), and which Law fully acknowledges. Both are powerful, charismatic men with a penchant for cruelty and misanthropy, but the differences they do have are what fully separates them, as Law has compassion, mercy, and care for others (even if he doesn't show it all the time), all qualities that Doflamingo lacks. The divide becomes very clear when you realize that Law's entire life has ultimately been for the sake of another, whereas those Doflamingo cherishes are those readily "convenient" to him, and makes it very clear that he only lives for the sake of himself.
- Not So Stoic: The antics of Luffy's crew are beyond even his ability to resist.
- Not What I Signed on For: After finding out just what Caesar Clown was doing with the kids, he basically told him that he wanted no part of it and was done working with him.
- On a more humorous note, Law's pirate alliance doesn't quite turn out the way he'd anticipated, mostly because Luffy sees the alliance as a friendship pact rather than a business relationship. Which seems to have rubbed off on Law as well, since Admiral Fujitora tells Law he'll be given a pass for everything he's done if he just says the Straw Hats are his minions (since the Seven Warlords are allowed to do such things) and Law defiantly says that Luffy is his partner.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction upon realizing that a) Doflamingo did not actually abdicate his post on the Warlords, b) that he used that whole ordeal as a way of luring him into his territory, and c) that he and Admiral Fujitora are closing in on him and preparing to kick his ass.
- A part of that is the implications of what Doflamingo did. Fooling the entire world just for a mere ten people is something way beyond the power of a Warlord. The only people who have the power to pull off such a thing... are the World Nobles. It's understandable that Law would freak out at the possibility that one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea is a World Noble, let alone the most psychotic and dangerous one.
- Another one is when he realized that Doflamingo is going to use the Birdcage.
- Omnicidal Maniac: After witnessing everyone he loved died as a child, he desired to become like Doflamingo and cause as much destruction as possible, also feeling that's all he could accomplish before he died of his lead disease. Until Corazon managed to save him from his illness and showed him compassion.
- Only Sane Man: In comparison to the Straw Hats. As time goes on, it becomes evident that not even he is immune to their hijinks.
- Can also come across as this in comparison to his own crew, who have a penchant for "Super Sentai" Stance and other goofy behavior.
- Perpetual Smiler: Which verges on Dissonant Serenity. The trait is downplayed after the timeskip.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Especially considering he cut a mountain in half.
- Pet the Dog:
- He and his crew show up to save Luffy at Marineford, completely out of nowhere and with no obligation to do so. While it's certainly possible that he had his own agenda for doing so (or because of Luffy and Law both being carriers of the Will of D.), the fact still remains that Law greatly risked his and his crew's lives to save a rival pirate he only met once.
- On a similar note, when Law tells Buggy to hand Luffy over to his care, Buggy gives him both Luffy and Jimbei, since he'd been guarding them both. Jimbei was a complete stranger to Law, and given the nasty reputation he'd acquired and the fact that he was only there for Luffy, Law could have easily left him behind; however, he instead treated and saved both of them nonetheless.
- Despite his desire for revenge on Doflamingo, Law has no desire for the Straw Hats to get in the crossfire, stating that their conflict has nothing to do with them. This leads to him taking many risks to save their lives.
- Psychotic Smirk: His glorious one when finally getting access to the SAD room causes a lot of people to once again question his intentions.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a rather nice one to Doflamingo.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Kid's Red when they were first introduced. Kid is a Fiery Redhead while Law is a snarker with blue/black hair.
- Later becomes the Blue to Luffy's Red.
- Required Secondary Powers: Notably averted, at least in regards to the medical applications of the Op-Op Fruit. The fruit is only useful to someone who is already a trained doctor, implying that Law's great feats of abilities with his fruit come not just from any inherent power of the fruit itself but from his own knowledge of medicine and anatomy. When he tried to heal Corazon as a child, he had to be reminded that the fruit was not magic.
- The Reveal: In the past, Buffalo and Baby 5 wanted to know his full name. He eventually caved, revealing it's Trafalgar D. Water Law.
- Riches to Rags: In the flashback scenes, he began as a little boy who comes from a wealthy, reputable family who used to live in a castle-like home and wore tailor-made suits. Was forced to crawl among the dead bodies as a fugitive after the Flevance tragedy striked before he decided to encounter the Donquixote Pirates at the dumpster to become one of his flunkies.
- Sadistic Choice: Gives one to Doflamingo after he and the Straw Hats capture Caesar. Either Doflamingo quits the Seven Warlords of the Sea and goes back to being a regular pirate, after which Law will give Caesar back to him to continue making SMILE Devil Fruits for Kaido, or he doesn't and lose the manufacturer for SMILES. He's screwed either way, because if he stays, he won't be able to produce SMILES for Kaido and will have to face his wrath, and if he quits, the Admirals will hunt him down. Ultimately fails since Doflamingo has the connections to fake quitting the Warlords.
- Secret Legacy: Law was completely unaware of the significance of the "D" in his name, just like most of the D. carriers in the series such as Luffy — all he knew is that he had to keep it a secret. However, Corazon, and presumably Doflamingo, knew about it, or at least enough to warn Law to stay away from his brother.
- Like (almost) all of the D bearers, he isn't afraid at the prospect of death, as seen when he's grinning after he gets his heart squeezed by Vergo, and later is willing to die fighting Doflamingo just to avenge Corazon.
- Shock and Awe: Adding to his surgery motif, he can apparently use his palms as defibrillator paddles in an attack called "Counter Shock".
- Spanner in the Works: The one ultimately responsible for the clusterfuck that is the Dressrosa arc. By allying with Luffy, Law put the Straw Hats on a collision course with the Donquixote Family, and the resulting conflict has escalated to the point that it involves nearly every major power in the world, including the Revolutionary Army and the World Nobles. Thing is, he doesn't give a shit about any of it. Everything he has done for the last thirteen years to this very day has been for the sake of avenging Corazon's murder and killing Doflamingo. If the world has to go to shit in order for him to have Doflamingo's head, then Law will gladly drag this world to hell with him.
- During the final battle of the arc despite being incapacitated by Doflamingo, Law still manages to interfere in the fight from the sidelines.
- Spell Blade: His Radio Knife technique has him channeling electricity to his nodachi to cause Wound That Will Not Heal.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Does this constantly since his reintroduction after the timeskip.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: The Straight Man to Luffy's Wise Guy. As of 748, they have this trope down to a T.
- Submarine Pirates: His crew primarily ride a submarine.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Seems cold, heartless and tad evil but actually harboring deep feelings of affection towards his late saviour Corazon, who's possibly the only one who saw his amiable smiling side since the Flevance tragedy. Usually calm and calculating, he can be blinded by hot-blooded fury especially concerning Doflamingo. The guy is also generally polite in his speech and even takes off his hat at the dining table but didn't hesitate to rudely flip other people off.
- Super Doc: Law is quite possibly the best doctor in the One Piece world, as his Devil Fruit allows him to perform all kinds of miraculous surgeries, assuming he knows how to perform them.
- Superpower Lottery: Literally everything inside his "Room" is his to command, and post-Time Skip he's been shown to create battleship- and even mountain-sized "Rooms." There's no known way around it once you're inside the "Room," either, apart from having sufficient Haki. His power of surgery, aside from conveniences like swapping people's bodies, taking out their heart and personality transplants, is also later revealed to be able to grant eternal youth at the cost of his own life. Even so, Law actually has several ways to easily One-Hit Kill characters while inside his Room, whether be it through dismembering them from afar, teleporting them away, taking away (or crushing) their organs. What keeps it from being a Story-Breaker Power are the drawbacks for its use, which include draining his stamina. Doflamingo outright stated that many people consider this to be 'The Ultimate Devil's Fruit'.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Law wears the emblem of the Heart Pirates on his hoodie, on the hem and sleeve of his all-new dapper Badass Longcoat and on the chest of his most recent fabulous feathery-necked outfit. Besides, all the Heart Pirates including his submarine, even his own Transponder Snail, wear the insignia with pride. The emblem was created in honor of the man who saved his life and whom he now dedicates his life to avenge, Corazon.
- The Stoic: It's hard to get this guy to flinch, though he's not above having fun.
- Taking You with Me: What he tried to do to Doflamingo.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome/Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Both apply, as he is fairly tall and slender, very good-looking, a much darker shade of gray morality-wise than the Straw Hats, and quite the Deadpan Snarker.
- Tattooed Crook: Has several "smiley" tattoos on his arms (Oda says jolly rogers in North Blue are typically this shape), as well as DEATH on his fingers. Also has a big heart-shaped tatoo on his chest.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: While fighting Basil Hawkins, he expresses a distaste for killing. However, he is perfectly fine with people dying as a result of his actions as seen with Vergonote , Monetnote , and Doflamingonote .
- Tiger Versus Dragon: Rather subtle than most, it exists in him vs. Doflamingo. Him having "Tora" (tiger) in his name (and sometimes called "Tora-guy") and having a vendetta with Doffy, a Celestial Dragon.
- Together in Death: After doing everything he can in the final fight against Doflamingo before being forced to leave the rest to Luffy, he requests that Cavendish leave him in the flower fields to watch the battle. If Luffy wins, he wants to be there to see it; if Luffy falls, then as penance for dragging his partner ("friend" being implied) into this fight, he'll allow Doflamingo to kill him and join Luffy and Corazon in death. Cavendish agrees — on the caveat that he'd be allowed to stay as well, and tells Law that he won't die unless Cavendish does first.
- Took a Level in Badass: Pre-time skip he was a rookie captain, just about strong enough to reach the halfway point in the Grand Line with a bounty of 200 million Berries, and was barely capable of facing a Pacifista allied with Kid's crew and survive. Two years later, his bounty doubled before the WG approached him for a Warlord position; he apparently regularly heads off to a closed-off, highly toxic island with extreme climates on both halves, and home to ex-cons, a variety of strange creatures and giant children calling it his "favorite holiday spot"; and he is capable of defeating Vice-Admiral-level opponents.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He likes onigiri and grilled fish.
- 20 Bear Asses: Rose to the position of Warlord of the Sea by extracting 100 pirates' hearts and sending them to Marine HQ.
- Tyke Bomb: Law was raised by Doflamingo to be his right-hand man. To this end, he taught him just about everything he (and his execs) knew about fighting.
- Undying Loyalty: To Donquixote Rocinante aka Corazon. Law outright states that Corazon is his most cherished person, that the only reason he bothered to live was to fulfill Corazon's goal, and that he would happily destroy the entire world and die as long as it was for Corazon's sake. Law's entire grudge with Doflamingo stems from Doflamingo killing Corazon, which causes Law to dedicate his entire life, as well as being willing to die, in order to bring Doflamingo down in his revenge.
- Law was so devoted to Corazon that he is willing to do what Corazon wouldn't do in the end, no matter how horrible his older brother was, how much he hated him, and how much Doflamingo honestly needed to die — pull the trigger.
- In addition to all of that, it doesn't hurt that it's heavily implied that Law named his crew after Corazon and even tattooed his smile onto his chest.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Doflamingo considers Law to be this, since he spent years raising Law to be his top lieutenant only for Law to turn against him. However, he also acknowledges that if the specific incident that Law is raging against him for had never happened, then Law would have been the third "Corazon".
- Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Downplayed. During his and Luffy's fight with Doflamingo, Law says something about their "secret plan"; Luffy, who was really angry at that point, screams "screw the plan!" and goes after Law instead. Turns out Law's "plan" was relying on Doflamingo to make Luffy angry enough, and as Luffy comes at him, Law activates Room and switches himself with the distracted Doflamingo - who then gets hit by Luffy's Red Hawk.
- He reverses it when Luffy manages to make his way back up to Doflamingo, revealing he isn't dead after he was shot again. This time Luffy rushes Doflamingo but Law switches Luffy with himself, getting close enough to land a fatal blow on Doflamingo.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Despite his dour appearance even as a child, Law was a much warmer person than he is now. It was his country's war and the illness that caused it, that took that away from him. Doflamingo's influence seemed to be the nail-in-the-coffin. Thankfully for all, his close relationship with Corazon helped him regain the little compassion and mercy he does still have.
- Visual Development: Law's appearance after the Time Skip coincides with his new Warlord title, level of power and manners: from the laid-back, smiling yellow-themed hoodie-wearing hipster-style Supernova to the lugubrious terrifying Warlord who is clad in black, The Grim Reaper-like Black Cloak, complete with the High Collar of Doom. Between Punk Hazard and Dressrosa he goes back to the hipster look (seemingly coinciding with his start to fall into the pace of the Straw Hat crew), before hybridizing the two for his "disguise" outfit in Dressrosa.
- However he is always wearing the same spotted skinny jeans.
- When He Smiles: Post-timeskip, Law has pretty much become a Perpetual Frowner, and the smiles he does sport are usually some kind of Slasher Smile. So on the few occasions that he does smile genuinely (such as during the celebration of Doflamingo's defeat, after reuniting with his crew, and a few times as a child in his flashback), it definitely stands out.
- Wild Card: Big time, even among the Supernovas. He saved Luffy from being executed by the World Government, but then quickly makes it known that he doesn't consider Luffy an ally. Post time skip, he joins the World Government, becoming a Warlord... but only in an effort to pin down Doflamingo and he loses the title in Dressrosa. And he's perfectly willing to ally himself with Luffy to betray his current partner and take out one of the emperors, because Luffy is also a Wild Card and it can only help to double down in this situation.
- Wild Take: He is hilariously prone to these in the company of the Straw Hats. Luffy alone pulls out more of these from him than he had in the entire first half of the manga. And that was back when he was more relaxed.
- Worth Living For: Law, along with his friends, family, and city, were used up by the World Government to dig up the Amber Lead for wealth, and then all of them were cruelly abandoned thanks to a disease that would kill him before he even reached adulthood. Because of that, he wanted to destroy everything in sight — until Corazon showed him love and compassion, and eventually succeeded in getting the means to cure Law of his disease. Law fully intended to spend the rest of his life with him — but then Corazon was killed. Now, the only reason why Law bothered living to this very day was to kill Donquixote Doflamingo, Corazon's murderer.
- After Doflamingo's defeat, Law is finally able to get closure by meeting Corazon's surrogate father, Sengoku. Holding a burden that Corazon might have been motivated to serve the Will of D, Sengoku assures him that his actions have nothing to do with the D but were made out of love for Law, and that he should continue living free if he really wanted to pay tribute to Corazon's actions.
- Worf Had the Flu: He gets taken down by Vergo because Vergo has his heart. Once he gets it back, Vergo goes down in one move.
- By the time he finally got his one-on-one fight with Doflamingo, he had fought Admiral Fujitora and Doflamingo at the same time, while having to watch Caesar and then protect the Straw Hats. So, he was pretty tired heading in, which is even worse for him than normal as his Op-Op Fruit specifically relies on his stamina.
- When he fights Doflamingo on the castle roof, he's been hauled around in seastone cuffs with untreated bullet wounds combined with the exhaustion from his earlier fights. On top of that, he's also facing Doflamingo and Trebol alone since Luffy got sidetracked by Bellamy.
- Worthy Opponent: Certainly considers Luffy to be one. Time will tell if it sticks.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: He can inflict this with his devil fruit powers, to an extent that even a Logia user cannot regenerate their form. Just ask Trebol.
- Xanatos Gambit: His plan for revenge on Doflamingo, which he allied with the Straw Hats for. Law made it so that even if Doflamingo kills him in their battle, the destruction of the SMILE factory will ensure that Kaido will finish the job for him and kill Doflamingo himself.
- Your Days Are Numbered: When he first met Doflamingo as a child, Law claimed he only had 3 years left to live. This is because of the amount of Amber Lead in his body, the poison which would ensure he would die before he reached adulthood, just like his peers, had they not been killed beforehand. He survived because Corazon had stolen the Op-Op Fruit from other pirates and was responsible for saving Law. The fruit granting the ability to modify and restructure the body was the perfect solution to removing the Amber Lead.
"Roar of the Sea" Scratchmen Apoo
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (JP), Brad Venable (EN)
Age: 29 (Pre-Timeskip), 31 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: March 19th
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Being from the Longarm Tribe in the Grand Line, Scratchmen Apoo as such has arms so long, they're double-jointed. Captain of the On Air Pirates, Apoo's bounty is 350 million berries. Although Apoo's fighting style seems to be mostly defensive, as shown with his brief skirmish with another of the Supernovas, Eustass Kid, he still can't deny himself a good brawl should the opportunity present itself. He seems to be rather perceptive as when witnessing another Supernova Roronoa Zoro of the Straw Hat Pirates nearly attack a World Noble, he noted he gave off an "insane killing intent". His (unnamed) Devil Fruit power turns him into a Musical Assassin and a one-man instrument kit, as well as mostly the reason for his strange appearance. The music he makes by playing himself, is not only mesmerizing, it's also deadly; he can make clean cuts by making the "chopping" sound, or cause an explosion by making the sound of Stuff Blowing Up.
After the Time Skip, he strikes an alliance with Kid and Hawkins. He later joins Kaido instead and seemly becomes one of the Beast Pirates' Headliners, though that detail has yet to be confirmed.
His first known bounty was 198,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 350,000,000 berries.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He looks weird and has a rather odd Devil Fruit, but he's implied to be extremely intelligent and very dangerous.
- Catch-Phrase: "Check it out!"
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Almost got away with it to Admiral Kizaru, no less.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He is of the Longarm Tribe. They are people with long arms.
- FaceHeel Turn: Not that he was to be very nice to begin with, but it's shown at the end of the Zou Arc that he's apparently become a full-on ally of Kaido.
- Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a Chinese theme, though it's later shown that the Longarm Tribe in general are Chinese-themed.
- Gonk: More weird-looking than ugly, though.
- Hypno Fool: Not exactly like Jango, but some of his instruments can mesmerize people for a little while.
- Instrument of Murder: He doesn't have one, he is one. Several, in fact.
- Magic Music: In the anime, the sounds from the various instruments his body becomes have different effects, e.g. the sound of his jaw-cymbal slices things and the sound of his chest-drum creates explosions.
- Musical Assassin: Has a Devil Fruit that turned him into an actual human-instrument, so this is pretty much his signature ability.
- Properly Paranoid: After the time-skip, it is shown that if he is ever invited over by an enemy, he will destroy their ship just in case they're hiding something like a sniper.
- During the war, he correctly guessed that the transmission was cut because there was something the marines did not want the world to see.
- Punny Name: He first name refers to his musical powers and DJ-like fighting stance.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Apoo's post-time skip robe.
- Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: And whatever sound effect he says, its corresponding effect occurs.
- Slasher Smile: Shaped like piano keys.
- Smug Snake: Has a little bit of this, but not as bad as Buggy or "Mr. 3" Galdino.
- Steven Ulysses Perhero: The only way one can justify the name "Scratchmen" is if they ended up becoming some sort of DJ.
- Story-Breaker Power: Kindasorta. His sound powers have enough oomph behind them to deal what would've been a fatal wound to an Admiral had he not been a Logia, so he's certainly one to watch.
- Took a Level in Badass: From 198 million to 350 million in two years, overtaking Hawkins' who previously had the third highest bounty.
- Troll: He tells a terrified subordinate that you can't just run from a dangerous enemy, you have to make them mad first.
"Massacre Soldier" Killer
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (JP), Leo Fabian (EN)
Age: 25 (Pre-Timeskip), 27 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: February 2nd
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Killer is the first mate to the Kid Pirates, and one of the eleven pirates dubbed with the moniker "Supernova". A man of few words, much of Killer's personality is unknown, except he is slightly arrogant, yet much more level-headed than his captain.
His first known bounty was 162,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 200,000,000 berries.
- Aerith and Bob: All the other Supernovas have well though-out names referencing something. For Killer, Oda took about five seconds to think the name.
- Anime Hair: Long, wild, Super Saiyan 3-like blonde hair, to be precise.
- Badass Normal: He's the only Supernova besides Zoro not shown to have a Devil Fruit.
- Blinding Bangs: Sported this look as a kid.
- Childhood Friends: With Kid according to Word of God.
- The Comically Serious: This otherwise level-headed first mate eats his favorite food spaghetti through the holes in his mask.
- Deathbringer the Adorable: You'd think with a name like Killer, he'd be more unstable than Kid, but he's actually more calm-minded and level headed than most of the other Supernovas.
- The Dragon: Considering Killer is basically Kid's bodyguard, he is definitely filling this role. Especially considering he balances out Kid's nasty temper. For example, he actually tries to salvage the peace negotiations between Kid, Hawkins, and Apoo before a fight breaks out.
- Evil Counterpart: To Zoro. Both are Supernovas with no Devil Fruit powers and are swordsmen. They're also the only Supernovas who aren't captains.
- The Faceless: He's never seen without his mask. Hell, he never even takes it off, not even to eat!
- The Generic Guy: While the other Supernovas all have Meaningful Names in one way or another, according to Word Of God, Killer was given a generic "cool" sounding name and design out of pure laziness. Not to mention out of the Supernovas, he appears to have the most unremarkable personality.
- Gang of Hats: Like Kid and the crew, he has a Heavy Metal theme.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: Killer is much, much more level-headed than his boss, to the point where he arranges most of Kid's black market visits and generally every meeting to minimize the risk of his captain ripping some guy a new orifice, just in case they push one of Kid's many, many berserk buttons.
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: A pair of spinning, reverse-wielded, wrist-mounted sickle-things.
- Lean and Mean: Averted post-timeskip, though, as he's put on quite a bit of muscle.
- Mask Power: He always wears a metal helmet that covers his face.
- Mr. Exposition: Knows a surprising deal about Marine ships and traditions.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: You know, the fact that his actual name is "Killer".
- Not So Stoic: He's visibly annoyed by Kid's argument with Apoo and Hawkins, namely since they should actually be discussing the potential alliance.
- Number Two: To Kid.
- Odd Name Out: The only Supernova aside from Luffy who wasn't named after a real life pirate. Oda admitted Killer's name was chosen out of laziness.
- Older Sidekick: By four years according to Oda, in yet another parallel with Zoro.
- Satellite Character: Thus far, his character is almost entirely characterized by his relationship to Kid.
- Trademark Favorite Food: As shown in one SBS, he already liked spaghetti ever since he was a kid. As nowadays he wears a mask that covers his whole face, the mask has little holes in it to help him eat his spaghetti.
- Uncertain Doom: While Kid is sent to prison, Killer's fate after meeting Kaido remains unknown.
"Big Eater" Jewelry Bonney
Voiced by: Reiko Kiuchi (JP), Laura Wetsel (EN)
Age: 22 (estimated, Pre-Timeskip), 24 (estimated, Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: September 1st
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
The captain of the Bonney Pirates and only female Supernova, Bonney has one of the more stereotypical views on what a pirate should be like in the series, which is a completely amoral person who destroys all in their way and looks out only for themselves. She has proven to be a very rude and unpleasant woman who has a monstrous appetite and holds deep grudges for people who irritate her in any way, currently setting her sights on the Straw Hats. As a captain, she shows conflicting displays of competence. She saved herself, her crew, Zoro, and the entire Sabaody archipelago (initially, at least) by immediately restraining Zoro when he was about to kill a World Noble, which would have certainly caused nothing short of a Marine-issued Buster Call. However, she has been shown to cause time delays for her crew with her binge eating, even staying at a restaurant to eat for awhile while knowing that Admiral Kizaru was coming.
She has eaten a Devil Fruit that allows her to change her own age as well as others. She uses it as a disguise on herself and makes her opponents either too young or too old to fight her. Interestingly, the clothes of the Marines she changes into children don't change to fit their smaller forms while her clothes do, implying that skintight Stripperific outfit is so her clothes always fit her when she transforms. Other than that, she has also demonstrated a powerful kick to Blackbeard's face that was enough to make him bleed, suggesting a good amount of physical strength (a common trait for the strongest of the One Piece world).
Bonney was hit especially hard by the events of Marineford, and unfortunately became caught up in their aftermath. However, two years later, she somehow got out of that hairy situation, but is now apparently on her own, fending for herself and trying to hide from everybody. Eventually, her travels take her to an infiltration mission of the holy land of Mariejois, where she is mortified to find an old friend in a deplorable state.
She has a bounty of 140,000,000 berries.
- Action Girl: Even had the biggest bounty for a female pirate so far in the series before Charlette Smoothie was introduced.
- And Now You Must Marry Me: Blackbeard would normally have to turn her over to the Navy, saying she was too weak to be part of his crew but that she could still escape with her life if she accepted to become his wife. Expectedly, she answered with a kick to his face.
- Big Eater: The Red Baron title is not for nothing. She puts Luffy to shame.
- The Bus Came Back: Made a surprise return in the Reverie arc.
- Connected All Along: Turns out she knew Bartholomew Kuma from way back when he was a king in the South Blue.
- Cry Cute: For someone with such a rude personality, she is the only one of the Supernovas who breaks down in tears after Whitebeard dies. She cries once again when she sees how horribly abused Kuma has been, but these tears are fueled by anger more than grief and sadness.
- Defiant Captive: When Blackbeard had her in his clutches, she remained as aggressive and unyielding as ever, rejecting Blackbeard's offer to become his woman just as violently as you'd expect from her.
- Diving Save: Did this to Zoro. He dodged the World Noble's gunshot, but she saved him from attacking the World Noble. Didn't matter, as Admiral Kizaru would arrive anyway, after Luffy later punched that same guy.
- Fountain of Youth: One of the abilities granted by her Devil Fruit.
- From Bad to Worse: Blackbeard captured her and tried to hand her in to the Marines, but they afoul of Admiral Akainu and abandoned her to him, who showed an unusual pronounced interest in her.
- Gang of Hats: Her crew has a Chef theme.
- Hidden Depths: Somehow, she is dangerous/important enough to make Blackbeard hunt her down for a battleship and worry freaking Akainu when she escaped the government.
- Jabba Table Manners: Bonney basically shovels food down her throat and has a bad attitude to match her poor manners, much to Capone Bege's chagrin.
- The Lad-ette: Rude, aggressive, vulgar, and an exceptionally voracious eater.
- Living MacGuffin: The World Government really want her captured for an unknown reason. Logically, her powers would be exceptionally appealing to the right sort of person...
- Magic Pants: Surprisingly averted, considering the norm in this series. Her power doesn't affect clothing, so she wears skimpy clothing to make sure that it will always fit her.
- Manchild: Has a tendency to act like this. However, considering the nature of her powers, and the fact she could literally turn herself younger, this may be a side-effect, or her simply acting her age. It should be noted that her true age was stated to be 24 post-timeskip, but even Oda said it was an estimation, because of her abilities.
- Nice Hat: She has been seen in multiple hats ranging from whimsical to stylish.
- Overnight Age-Up: One of the abilities granted by her Devil Fruit.
- Pirate Girl: Definitely not the first, but she looks more like a traditional female pirate.
- The Reveal: She knows Bartholomew Kuma and what he was like as a king before the World Government changed him into a Pacifista.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Admiral Kizaru comes knocking.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: She managed to escape the purge in Sabaody only to be caught by Blackbeard and end up chained in front of Akainu, instead of entering the New World right away. Damn, that's terrible luck. However, she has escaped once more, as revealed by Chapter 700.
- Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: Whether it's her own or her victims', her Devil Fruit powers don't affect clothes, unlike most other fruits. Hence her Stripperific outfit.
- Stripperific: Justified in that because her ability doesn't provide Magic Pants whenever she changes her age, she needs something that will be able to fit no matter what.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female Supernova.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Twice:
- Once to Akainu and the Marines, after they capture her.
- Much later, she internally exclaims this when seeing Kuma's sorry state as a slave.
- Trademark Favorite Food: She seems to especially like pizza, and the SBS for volume 81 confirmed her favorite food is pizza Margherita.
- Unexplained Recovery: Despite being arrested at the end of the Post War Arc, she somehow escaped from Marine Headquarters, being seen two years later in two episodes during the Dressrosa Arc, both times eating pizza and reading a newspaper in some cold and snowy location. She later infiltrated the Reverie.
- Vague Age: According to Oda, her age of 24 is merely an estimation. Thanks to her powers, no one is really sure just what age Bonney is.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: No information about what happened to the crew of the Bonney Pirates aside from their captain after Blackbeard came along is given, but it probably isn't good news. Bonney's card in the "Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary" databook eventually revealed that the entire crew was arrested and taken to Marine Headquarters with her, and that while she later escaped, none of her crew did, leaving their exact fate still up in the air.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Justified as being part of her wardrobe from when she changes her age, since her powers don't allow Magic Pants like the rest of the Devil Fruits.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Hot pink.
Capone "Gang" Bege
Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (JP), Kyle Hebert (EN)
Age: 40 (Pre-Timeskip), 42 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: January 17th
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Coming from the West Blue, Capone Bege is one of the older Supernovas and he's the captain of the Firetank Pirates. Once a powerful Mafia boss in his native Blue, he became bored with his dominance of the underworld and decided to head out to sea to conquer and loot as many powerful pirate crews as he can. He's rather infamous for his sadism, high class attitude, and very short temper. However, his most prominent attribute is his direct approach to victory. Bege is a cunning and crafty opportunist who always goes after the head honchos and no one else, just to enjoy watching their organizations dissolve into chaos after he knocks off the boss.
He has eaten the Castle-Castle Fruit (Shiro Shiro no Mi); his body is a medieval-style human castle (including horses and mounted cannons and all) and his crew (and anyone) can shrink and "enter" him to mount surprise attacks on enemies, and he can interact with them through a manifestation of his conscious self. If that's not enough, he can assume the literal form of a castle human and beef himself up with impressive offense and defense, but if his castle body sustains any harm in that state, his consciousness feels it as well.
He also allied himself with the Big Mom Pirates during the Timeskip, serving as a "Rook" combatant in her ranks and marrying one of her daughters to seal his servitude, Charlotte Chiffon. Through her, he now has a son, Capone Pez, making him the only known Supernova so far who has his actual family alongside him as he operates his crew.
His first known bounty was 138,000,000 berries. His current bounty is 300,000,000 berries.
- All for Nothing: After serving under Big Mom for an entire year, working his way up the ranks to be in a position to kill her, and coming up with a clever plan to pull it off, Bege's entire assassination plan goes up in smoke: Big Mom's scream inadvertently destroys his missile launchers, his escape plan is ruined, and his treachery has been exposed to the Big Mom Pirates. Bege himself lampshades this, although he comments that he feels a little better that at least Big Mom's castle was destroyed from it.
- The final nail in the coffin comes later when he finds out that it's Luffy who received all the credit for the assassination plan and is promoted into one of the Pirate Emperors, while Bege's role in the entire affair is relegated to being one of Luffy's allies. Unlike before, Bege seemed far angrier, with a vein bulging out his neck and steam puffs floating above his head.
- Arc Villain: Of the Zou Arc. While Jack appears to be the main villain of said arc due to the horrific actions he took against the Minks, Bege is the primary antagonist to the Straw Hats themselves as he captured Sanji and left his own crewmate behind for dead, which serves as the main conflict for the next arc.
- Arch-Enemy: Has become one to Pekoms. First, he shoots him in the back and abandons him on Zou, which lead to Pekoms swearing revenge. Then he captures Pekoms, chains him up and shoots him over a cliff into a shark-infested sea.
- Ax-Crazy: When he was young, he'd decapitate animals just to see them flail and die while laughing. When he grew older he advanced this grim hobby to entire organizations, killing their leaders to see them fall apart for fun. He intends to do the same to Big Mom's crew by murdering Big Mom herself.
- Badass Boast:
Capone Bege: Take a good look, Pez. That's the way your Daddy lives!
- His moment with Katakuri mixes with Reality Ensues as Bege points out that everyone has the same power to change the future as Katakuri does.
- In Chapter 886, he makes a declaration to his infant son after blasting the shit out of Oven for kidnapping Chiffon:
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He's a Supernova with an established history, Devil Fruit power, sizable bounty, and powerful crew under his belt. Also wears a dapper suit, as per mafia norm.
- Bad Boss: Stabbed a underling in the eye once and smokes the little guys in his body out without care for any of them. However, subverted after the Timeskip. Having a family with Chiffon evidently softened him a bit and gave way for some Character Development, as he now outwardly expresses care for his crew and is implied to have become a Benevolent Boss.
- Base on Wheels: The Shiro Shiro no Mi makes Bege a literal fortress. It also allows him to turn his legs into tank treads thus essentially making him become this trope.
- Batman Gambit:
- Forcing Caesar to come out of hiding by threatening to shoot him with Seastone bullets (which he didn't have in the first place), taking advantage of Caesar's cowardice in regards to people that can bypass his Logia abilities.
- His ultimate purpose for allying with Big Mom turns out be a Batman Gambit; since she requires a blood connection and servitude to get in good with her, he married one of her daughters and worked his way up to become a "Rook" ranked combatant in her crew - knowing that she would eventually entrust him with watching over a tea party if he managed to get that rank. To that end, once his men are on guard duty at the party, he plans to have them slaughter her while she's distracted. It ultimately fails due to underestimating how much of a threat Big Mom is even when vulnerable.
- Beard of Evil: Grows a short, chin-hugging one during the timeskip. While being a married man humanized him, he still hadn't lost his ruthless edge.
- Big Fancy Castle: On virtue of being a man of class and an actual castle, he ends up being this by default. His insides do look very luxurious as well. His "Big Father" technique checks off the 'big' part.
- Bigger on the Inside: There's enough space inside him to house an entire army, including weapons and horses. He even has a fancy dining room decorated with portraits of himself.
- Bodyguard Betrayal: After he took on the role of "Rook" within Big Mom Pirates, he and his men were tasked with guarding the next Tea Party for Pudding's wedding. Unbeknownst to them (sans Pekoms, Brulee and Diesel), he was planning to assassinate Big Mom. He essentially tells Katakuri "Fuck you" when ordered to kill Luffy to avert a bad future Katakuri had foreseen... though ultimately, his assassination plan goes completely belly-up due to his own oversights and various other factors.
- Character Development: Goes through this after the timeskip; while he still hasn't lost his edge, two years of the New World, marrying Chiffon, and raising Pez gave him enough empathy to the point where he admits he does care for his crew, and is willing to protect them come hell or high water. A far cry from the Bege introduced stabing an underling in the eye for stating the obvious.
- Chess Motifs: Specifically, the Rook, which was the rank he had achieved under the Big Mom Pirates. Further invoked by his Devil Fruit, which turns him into a literal castle. The motif becomes even stronger when one realizes that Bege's overall bodyshape brings to mind this specific chess piece, implying an intentional design decision.
- Cigar Chomper: Always seen with one, unless when eating. Even his pirate flag, made in his likeliness, has a cigar in its mouth.
- Clipped-Wing Angel: His Big Father technique quickly turns into one; it's easily prevented from retaliating by Katakuri plugging its cannons with his mochi and Perospero immobilizing it with his candy, and any damage to it is reflected on him (and Big Mom can do a lot).
- Combat Pragmatist: Not above taking hostages and bluffing in order to get people to do what he wants. He's also smart enough to not punch outside of his weight class; when Kizaru and, much later, Cat Viper came a-knockin', he didn't even try to deal with them and instead ran for his life. Also, the only reason he didn't just take the golden opportunity to poison Sanji's new wedding cake to kill Big Mom is because Sanji adamantly refused to let it happen.
- Cool Guns: When he needs to fight by himself, he can whip out a classic little friend: the Tommy Gun.
- Cultured Badass: He seems to value and appreciate good manners, and wants his crew to follow his example. People like Jewelry Bonney get him mad real fast.
- Dark Is Evil: With his cool demeanor, cultured tastes, and brutal efficiency, Bege fits the image of a true mafia don... at least pre-timeskip. This seems to be subverted after he married Chiffon and had Pez, as he had grown kinder and more caring since then.
- A Day in the Limelight: Gets a lot of focus in the Whole Cake Island Arc.
- Decapitated Army: Invoked; Bege is a big fan of killing the leader of a group and watching the rest flail about directionless, a habit be picked up from literally decapitating animals to watch their bodies do the same.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: To Charlotte Katakuri, a man with powerful foresight and a bounty higher than Jack's. When he orders Bege to kill Luffy in a desperate attempt to avert the horrible future he had foreseen, Bege responds with one of the biggest "Fuck you"s in the entire arc:Capone Bege: All you can do is see a bit into the future. But it doesn't matter... 'Cause everyone has the same power to change it!
- Domain Holder: He has full control over everything inside his castle, since essentially it is his body.
- The Don: Was even called "(God)father" by his men. Even the Italian dub gave him a thick, Sicilian accent.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Implied when Bege seems noticeably frustrated reading the paper that gives Luffy all the credit for the raid on the Big Mom pirates, despite the fact that it was Bege himself who planned out the entire assassination attempt.
- Enemy Mine: Jimbei attempts to broker a truce between him and the Straw Hats, as Bege is already in place to betray Big Mom (while he and his men posed as guards to the party) and they have similar goals. Both sides are wary, as the Straw Hats find his methods distasteful and Bege boasts that he might kill Luffy if he finds Luffy annoying, and with Luffy being the way he normally is...
- Establishing Character Moment: By the moment he stabbed that poor underling in the eye, we knew Bege was, at the very least, an unpleasant person to deal with.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is Happily Married to Big Mom's 22nd daughter, Chiffon, and has an infant son named Pez.
- Evil Genius: Bege's no scientist, but he's a really competent planner, liar and boss, while having several resources at his disposal.
- Evil vs. Evil: When he reveals his plot to take down Big Mom. He does get assistance from the decidedly not-evil Straw Hats due to the circumstances, however.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: His Devil Fruit allows this of a sort as he can shrink people to enter his castle body.
- Faux Affably Evil: Like any mafia boss, he might come off as sophisticated and levelheaded at first, but will quickly resort to cruelty and violence towards those who are uncooperative.
- Foil: To Big Mom, of all people.
- Bege wears nice, dark suits and smokes cigars to portray a threatening image of a mafia don, and even acts the part. However, he loves his family, and cares for crew (even if he won't always admit it). Big Mom's clothes are obnoxiously colorful and carries a pretense of reasonable diplomacy... but behind closed doors she's completely nuts, with a destructive, homicidal temper.
- Their Devil Fruits also contrast - Bege's Castle-Castle Fruit "gives" people a place to rest, hide, and eat (provided the guests don't piss him off with Jabba Table Manners). Big Mom's Soul-Soul Fruit "takes" away the souls of people, which she uses to give random inanimate objects their sentience.
- Bege is a caring father and husband, who loves Chiffon despite her Gonkiness, and has been grooming his only child, Pez, into becoming the next don. Big Mom is a horrible parent and spouse, with many discarded husbands and her many children fearing her with two of them dead (Opera, Moscato), and four of them "betraying" her in some fashion (Chiffon, Lola, Praline, Pudding).
- Their own Character Development went in opposite directions; Bege started off as ruthless, bloodthirsty, and unreasonably harsh, but marrying Chiffon and having a son after the Time Skip softened him, to where he admits he cares for his crew and will protect them, come hell or high water such as blasting Oven for kidnapping Chiffon. Big Mom's monstrous, hedonistic, and fickle personality was the result of having trusted parental figures see her as some kind of meal ticket and enable her worst traits while not even bothering to properly discipline her, resulting in the sweet but mentally ill Linlin developing very twisted morals. Having a lot of husbands and a lot of children didn't improve her situation; it just got worse, and created a very large Dysfunctional Family.
- For the Evulz: Pretty much everything he does. In his younger days, he would cut off the heads of animals just to watch their bodies writhe, and applied the same principles to organizations; taking out mafia bosses and other underground big shots just to see the carnage that ensues as "the blood-soaked struggles for power", as Jimbei puts it.
- Flunky Boss: Bege's powers work in conjunction with his small army of Mooks, who can hide inside his body and attack without warning.
- Follow in My Footsteps: He hopes his son Pez will succeed him in the family business when he gets older, and has been grooming him for the position. To that end, he had been allowing Pez to witness violent events such as Pekoms' shooting and blasting Oven in the face with a cannon, despite his son being a baby, as violence is in the nature of being a don.
- Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a mafia theme. It helps that his crew originated as actual mafia before Bege took to the seas out of boredom.
- Genius Loci: His Devil Fruit essentially turns him into a castle, where people can go into and everything. Additionally, he can control and reshape every structure and piece of furniture within him. This includes making cannons pop out of his floors, turning the flames of candles held by candelabras and chandeliers into knives essentially making them pronged weapons of sorts, levitating the weapons within him that are normally used for display, making tablecloths wrap around people, and even making the very floor underneath people within him like quicksand. His "Big Father" technique makes him a more traditional example of this trope, as he literally becomes a giant walking fortress.
- Good Parents: Despite being a ruthless and sadistic mafia don, he's a loving father to his infant son, Pez. Much of their interactions has him making funny faces and speaking in baby-talk whenever Pez gets upset. And despite taking Pez to see violent events like Pekoms' execution and Oven being cannon-blasted in the face, it's merely out of good intentions to have the son succeed the father in mafia-running.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Nearly always seen with a big cigar in his mouth, besides that one time we saw him trying to eat at his debut.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Becomes one for the Sanji-retrieving Straw Hats during the Whole Cake Island Arc, alongside Jimbei, Pedro and Carrot.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: While anyone would be a bit grossed out by how gluttonous Bonney could be, there really isn't a need to consider killing her off, nor was there a reason to stab an underling in the eye for pointing out the consequences for causing trouble near Marine turf.
- Happily Married: To the 22nd daughter of the Charlotte Family, Chiffon. They even got a baby together, Capone Pez. Although marrying Chiffon was part of his plan to infiltrate the ranks and assassinate Big Mom, he really did fall in love with her and her kind influence shaped him into becoming a sort of Benevolent Boss. And if there's any doubt that their love isn't genuine, he quickly heads to Cacao Island to aid her after Chiffon goes with Sanji and Pudding to bake a new wedding cake to stop Big Mom. He arrives and sees Oven holding her hostage with the intent to give her a traitor's execution, with Chiffon pleading for her husband's crew to stay away so Oven wouldn't go after them too. So Bege decides to take the third option by feigning surrender... only to blast Oven right in the face with a cannon once he has an good enough aim on him, saving his wife from certain death.
- Hazy Feel Turn: He allies with Big Mom over the timeskip, although he wasn't exactly a nice guy to start with. And then when he reveals his plan of assassinating Big Mom, he (reluctantly) allies with Luffy, who had a somewhat different goal.
- He Knows Too Much: When a living castle door in Whole Cake Palace overhears his talk about his assassination plan, he gives the door a look, and Gotti proceeds to cut its face off, "killing" it.Bege Bege: Loose lips sink ships.
- I Don't Pay You to Think: His response to an underling advising him not to cause trouble near Marine turf? Fork him in the eye.
- I Lied: He threatened a hiding Caesar Clown with Seastone bullets, although he revealed that he never had any (what he does have are Seastone spears). And Caesar fell for it.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He can successfully snipe a person's head from at least a mile or two away, even if said person is holding a hostage. He saved his wife from Charlotte Oven this way.
- In the Back: Shoots Pekoms in the back when the latter lets his personal feelings get in the way of their mission.
- It Amused Me: Jimbei states that when he was younger, he would often kill the heads of rival organizations simply because he enjoyed watching the violent power struggles that followed.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Pulls this on Oven when he holds Chiffon hostage. Bege looks like he'll do it, only to shoot Oven in the face with a cannon.
- Jaw Drop: He sports a hilariously epic one when Luffy decides to charge straight towards Big Mom alongside Brulee's clones, even vocally identifying himself among the crowd of decoys, potentially ruining their Wedding Smashers plan. Yes, Luffy did something so utterly stupid that he caused Bege to Jaw Drop!
- And then comes an even bigger one when he realizes the assassination plan has just gone belly up. That one not only is sustained, it is intermixed with cutesy eyes like the ones the awakened Zoans of Impel Down had because what just happened is so off-the-charts unbelievably bad he has suffered a mental kerfuffle.
- Jerkass: Though he has good manners in conversation (so long as something doesn't set him off) and a loving father/husband, he's a ruthless and violent pirate/mobster who thinks lowly of the concept of "friendship" and doesn't hesitate to harm his own allies (such as Pekoms).
- Know When to Fold 'Em:
- He doesn't stick around for the chaos on Sabaody Archipelago, picking the route with the lightest resistance and leaving without fighting Kizaru or the Pacifistas.
- When Cat Viper confronted him about shooting Pekoms in the back, he didn't even bother trying to argue with him or state his case and instead opted to run like hell.
- According to Charlotte Brûlée, Bege was the only Supernova to invade Totto Land and actually see Big Mom. As soon as he did, he requested to become her subordinate on the spot. This was all part of the plan, though, as he knew a head-on fight would end badly.
- In the past, part of his motivation of going to the seas as a pirate was for his own safety; he knows that despite his powerful defense, he would eventually be overwhelmed with all of the people who are gunning for him. Him joining Big Mom also serves as protection to it.
- Kubrick Stare: Given how his fedora tends to shadow his eyes, Bege often pulls his look when he wants to look threatening, or when he thinks he's got luck on his side.
- Long Game: His plan against Big Mom required marrying into the family and rising through the ranks, which given he has a son that he didn't before the timeskip means this has taken him at least a year to set up.
- Living Structure Monster: His Devil Fruit essentially makes him a living building of sorts. His "Big Father" technique literally makes him a living fortress.
- Made of Iron: His "Big Father" technique helps, but it is fairly impressive that Bege has taken several direct hits from Big Mom herself and is still alive and functional. Keep in-mind she was accidentally killing giant bears when she only six; Big Mom's strength will have only grown since then, so yeah, Bege is one guy with some serious durability. He also states that cannons don't faze him.
- The Mafia: He was the head of one of five enormous Mafia gangs that dominate the underworld in the West Blue before he eventually got bored and decided to be a pirate instead. He still operates his crew as if it were a Mafia gang though.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: He's always sharply dressed, and Bonney's Jabba Table Manners disgust him.
- Neat Freak: He demands cleanliness and proper formal-wear from those who meet to discuss business with him and he was disgusted by Bonney's table manners to the point of wanting to kill her. This also extends to Vito.
- Nice Hat: By this point, having a Nice Hat seems to be almost a requirement to be a Supernova!
- No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: The first thing he does to Sanji when the latter gets forced to enter his "castle" is to offer him food and a drink. This is while the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates are chained up and being held at gunpoint.
- Not So Stoic: He usually sports a cool demeanor, but he allows himself to be silly when it means caring for his infant son. And he can also be shaken out of his cool and composed state if something really bad comes along and ruins his plans. And if something really bad happens that means he's utterly boned, he'll be reduced to a boggle-eyed buffoon.
- Oh, Crap!:
- When he realized that Cat Viper was pissed off at him about shooting Pekoms.
- And again, when Commander Katakuri arrives for the tea party, already taking out an invitee who planned to get revenge on Big Mom. Katakuri can see into an immediate future, which Bege correctly assumes will put a big spanner into his plans for Big Mom.
- Experiences his biggest one yet when Big Mom unexpectedly unleashes a blast of Haki that obliterates the poison warheads intended to kill her while she was in the middle of her Villainous Breakdown. Not only that, the big mirror that Caesar carries as their escape plan also gets cracked similarly. He and his crew could tell immediately that they were so very screwed.
- One-Man Army: Probably the single most literal example of this trope ever created, considering he's one man who contains an army. The man can mount a friggin' cavalry charge from his chest!
- One-Winged Angel: His "Big Father" ("Ein Grosser Vater") technique turns him into a giant walking castle armed to the teeth.
- Papa Wolf: When Caesar Clown threatens to hurt Pez if he doesn't uphold his end of the bargain for the assassination plan, Bege starts getting noticeably angry, with a shadowed glare and a tooth-baring snarl.
- Perma-Stubble: To help reinforce the mafia don image.
- Pet the Dog: He's shown to be a caring father and a loving husband - the classic redeeming feature for a classic mobster.
- Powers Do the Fighting: For the most part, Bege himself doesn't. Instead, he uses his castle body to let his Mooks perform sneak attacks. When faced with an actual fight, he runs if possible. As his One-Winged Angel technique shows, however, he can be dangerous if cornered.
- Remote Body: When inside his own castle body via a manner somewhat similar to Robin's replication abilities, he can simultaneously move around inside and control his outer self.
- Sadist: According to Jimbei, he's the type of guy that likes to cut the heads off of animals just to watch their bodies flail around helplessly. In the actual storyline, we get to see this sadism in action when he shoots Pekoms off a cliff into shark-infested waters with a huge grin on his face.
- Sadistic Choice: Bege's first time meeting his brother-in-law, Charlotte Oven, created a difficult situation: Oven had taken Chiffon hostage and wants the Firetank Pirates to surrender. If Bege chose Option A (going after Oven to save his wife), he and his entire crew will be killed, which Chiffon begs them not to do. If Bege chose Option B (obeying Chiffon's request to leave her behind so he'll be saved from a traitor's execution), he and his crew would get out alive, but Bege would be without a wife and his son Pez without a mother. This being Bege, he decides to pull a bluff and pretend to surrender, only to shoot a cannonball at Oven's face once he was close, saving Chiffon.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Admiral Kizaru comes knocking down the sky. Also when Cat Viper does the same.
- Sealed Army in a Can: He is the can, as his Devil Fruit lets him become a human fortress.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Always seen wearing a suit and, when privately meeting with others, demands they do the same.
- Slasher Smile: He bears a particularly vicious one while firing his pistol into Pekoms and sending him over a cliff.
- The Starscream: He has no intention of staying under Big Mom; he's actually gunning for her head just to see her entire organization collapse and laugh at the carnage that would ensue. This was foreshadowed earlier: while he joined up Big Mom on the spot after attacking her territory, Pekoms was also seen telling him not to underestimate Big Mom before his apparent execution.
- Stone Wall: Defensively, the Castle-Castle Fruit is a top-notch ability. Not so much the case offensively, as Bege rarely tries to attack enemies himself (he depends on his crew to do that for him in the first place), and the few times he attempts to, he is easily thwarted.
- Straight for the Commander: As a Mafia boss and a pirate, his ideology has always been to go straight for the leader, take them out, and then let the subordinates scramble in the chaos. As of the Totto Land arc, he had been planning to gun for Big Mom, and at this point he's nearly succeeding thanks to the support of some very powerful allies.
- The Strategist: Bege's strongest point is not raw strength or even his rather powerful Devil Fruit, but his excellent use of tactics coupled with great perception of enemy weaknesses.
- Strong Family Resemblance: His son Pez looks almost just like him, down to the hat, cigar-shaped pacifier, and stubble.
- Submissive Badass: On virtue of being Big Mom's subordinate. However, his loyalty doesn't extend to fellow crewmembers such as Pekoms. Subverted, since he actually planned on killing her from the start.
- Synchronization: Because his fortresses are based off his Devil Fruit and therefore extensions of himself, directly damaging his fortresses will transfer to Bege in the form of severe bodily injuries as if he was being attacked himself.
- Take a Third Option: What Bege ultimately does to save Chiffon from being killed by Oven, her own brother. He doesn't want to risk the safety of his crew and his son by gunning after Oven, but he doesn't want to lose his wife either. So he pretends to surrender... and cannon-blasts the shit out of Oven once he was close enough.
- Tank Goodness: Somehow, he can turn his own legs into tank treads, not unlike Franky. This can even apply to his ship, whenever he wants to travel by land.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The proposed alliance between Luffy and him to take down Big Mom is this; Luffy wants to at least punch Bege out for shooting Pekoms, Bege is wary about Luffy in general, and Caesar Clown is dragged into this mess against his will thanks to Bege getting his heart. Even if Jimbei is there to calm them down and make them focus to their shared goals, it's made clear that they hate each others' guts.
- Time for Plan B: When his plan for killing Big Mom failed and he and his group is cornered by Big Mom's crew (who are recovering thanks to Katakuri) and his escape route is "closed", he hurriedly turns into "Big Father" and tells his group to get inside him quickly. But even then, as his castle form is immobilized and Big Mom assaults him, he can't hold on for long, so plans to retreat with everyone, with Germa 66 covering him.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: His wife, Chiffon, towers over him.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Compare Bege pre-timeskip, who wants to kill Jewelry Bonney for her atrocious manners and stabs a subordinate's eye for talking out of turn... to Bege post-timeskip, who is happily married to his wife Chiffon and making goofy faces for his infant son.
- True Companions: He admits that while he may not care of whoever's working with him, he still treasures his crew and family and would do anything but let them die.
- Underestimating Badassery: For all of his careful planning to assassinate her as quickly and cleanly as possible, he ultimately still underestimated Big Mom, just like Pekoms said he would. He did not plan on her Haki simply being powerful enough to destroy his missiles and his escape route, leaving him and the entire alliance stuck in a death trap against the entirety of the Big Mom pirates.
- Victory Is Boring: This is what drove him to become a pirate; a former land-based Mafia boss, he dominated the people and the Underworld of the West Blue before getting bored with the lack of challenge and deciding to head out to sea.
- War for Fun and Profit: Played the trope straight to a tee in his Mafia days; he started wars with other mafias and various underworld factions just to kill their leaders, take their stuff, and watch their subordinates panic aimlessly for his amusement.
- Why Didn't I Think of That?: Has this absolutely cold-blooded reaction when it's brought up he could just abandon his temporary assassination allies to die while he runs away to safety and gets a nasty chuckle out of it, but ultimately doesn't go through with it because he'd rather not make even more enemies than he already has at present.
- Wicked Cultured:
- Enjoys gourmet cuisine and fine wine, and his personal meeting room appears quite fancy.
- Watching paintings is one of his hobbies, according to supplementary material.
- The Worf Effect: Inverted. In the manga, his Big Father form is summarily disabled before it can even begin to put up a fight, but in the anime, it's given some moments where it bears down on Charlotte Linlin and the Big Mom Pirates with giant tank treads and intimidating firepower before being disabled.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Shoots down Pekoms when the latter decides to not take Sanji with them out of gratitude, which would have caused one of their missions to fail. He even says that Pekoms was now useless shortly after dispatching him.
"Mad Monk" Urouge
Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (JP), Major Attaway (EN)
Age: 45 (Pre-Timeskip), 47 (Post-Timeskip)
Birthday: August 1st
Debut: Chapter 498 (Manga), Episode 392 (Anime)
Urouge is the captain of the Fallen Monk Pirates and the oldest supernova and he has the smallest bounty of the group. He is a Mighty Glacier who hails from a sky island, as you might have figured. He has a perpetual smile on his face which never goes away, even when he's seen showing fear. He has an ability that allows him to rapidly expand his muscles.
He has a bounty of 108,000,000 berries.
- Beard of Evil: A notorious bearded pirate.
- Call-Back: He is a Bilkan, meaning he is from the same place Eneru and his followers came from.
- Gang of Hats: Both he and his crew have a monk theme.
- Hidden Depths: For such a notorious pirate Urouge surprisingly seems to be respectful toward people's plights, as he did not stop Kaido when the man attempted to commit suicide and instead prayed for him.
- Kavorka Man: Oda says Urouge's favorite hobbies is "love affairs", but given the man he was based on, it's not so surprising.
- Large and in Charge: He's the largest member of his crew, and he's the Captain.
- Mighty Glacier: He's not the fastest guy around, but he packs quite a punch, and is very much tough as hell as well.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: During the time skip, he defeated one of Big Mom's Sweet Commanders. Alas, Charlotte Cracker defeated Urogue some time afterwords, but there's now only three of these commanders rather than four. He also succesfully escaped with his life while most would be kicked out in humiliation or killed. While it is slightly neutered by the later detail that Snack was the weakest of the Sweet Commanders, it's still an impressive feat.
- 108: Worth 108,000,000. There are 108 Temptations in Buddhism.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Urouge drops his grin when he sees Kaido coming near him.
- Perpetual Smiler: Even when he's sad. Except for that one time he was just confused by an island that was constantly spewing lightning. And when he realizes that Kaido is approaching he and his crew.
- Super Mode: His unknown Devil Fruit allows him to become incredibly muscular and gain the strength to knock a Pacifista around. It's subtly implied that the Devil Fruit allows him to convert the damage he takes into physical strength, but is unconfirmed.
- Telephone Polearm: According to Oda, it's actually a ''pencil''. And he's looking for a suitable sharpener.
- Took a Level in Badass: He went from being unable to defeat a single Pacifista during the events at Sabaody Archipelago to taking down one of Big Mom's Four Sweet Commanders after the timeskip.
- Warrior Monk: It's in his Red Baron, if his appearance didn't give it away.
- Winged Humanoid: Comes with being from a sky island.