Follow TV Tropes


Characters / One Piece: Thriller Bark Pirates

Go To

All spoilers regarding the Super Rookies era are unmarked. New World spoilers are unmarked in character descriptions, and examples relating to the New World era can be spoiler-tagged if deemed necessary.

    Character Index 

Thriller Bark Pirates
The Mysterious Four and UndeadCharacters 

"With your strength, you'll just die anyway if you continue on your voyage. You're not fit for the New World!! It seems you have a couple of good underlings... but you'll still lose all of them!! Do you know why?!! I was like you once... trusting in my famous and talented crew. But I concluded long ago that it wasn't enough!! You can never count on your crew because they are mortal!! Zombies are already dead, so they have nothing to lose!! Zombies are immortal!! Even if they are purified, they are expendable soldiers and can be easily replaced!! I will take my army of undead warriors and seize the title of Pirate King!! You should all be thankful that your shadows will become my underlings!!"
Gecko Moria (Chapter 481)

The large force of the undead that serves the living Mysterious Four, including the Warlord of the Sea Gecko Moria. Mainly composed of hordes of Frankensteinian Zombies, created by Moria's power and divided into four categories (Wild Zombies, Surprise Zombies, Soldier Zombie and General Zombie). Alive members include Absalom of the Graveyard, chief of the General and Soldier Zombies, Perona the Ghost Princess in charge of the Wild and Surprise Zombies, Doctor Hogback and his bodyguard Victoria Cindry, and the Elite General Zombie Ryuma the Samurai with Brook's shadow. Their strongest zombie is the special model # 900, Oars the Devil.

Moria's minions all serve on Thriller Bark, a ship vast enough to pass off for an island, and the ship dwells on the foggy Florian Triangle, waiting for unsuspecting navigators to be captured and their shadows stolen in order to swell their ranks. They are the main antagonists in the Thriller Bark Arc.

Unfortunately for them, the Straw Hats happen to end up in Thriller Bark, where Moria steals Luffy's, Zoro's and Sanji's shadow to make some powerful zombies, especially Luffy's. However, once the Straw Hats fight back, Moria has to gather all the shadows upon himself and after his defeat all the shadows are freed and the zombies become lifeless corpses, leaving the Mysterious Four as the sole members of the crew, but it doesn't last long since Perona gets sent away by Kuma and Moria loses his Warlord status after the Summit War.


    open/close all folders 

    In General 
  • Creepy Cathedral: Although not one itself, the mansion in Thriller Bark resembles a Gothic-style cathedral.
  • Doing In the Wizard: Every supernatural thing on the ship from the zombies to the ghosts to the haunted portraits can all be chalked up to the admittedly supernatural Devil Fruits the Mysterious Four possess and the macabre preferences of the same.
  • Haunted House: Thriller Bark itself is a giant ship that has a Gothic mansion, graveyard, and zombies everywhere.
  • Shout-Out: They and the entirety of the Thriller Bark arc as a whole is a giant one to The Nightmare Before Christmas, one of Eiichiro Oda's favorite movies, as well as to many Tim Burton's works and the famous monsters of literature.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Averted. With the sole exception of Gecko Moria (and only because he has been controlling Oars), Thriller Bark is much easier to deal with than CP-9.

The Mysterious Four

    In General 
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Downplayed. They have the authority over the zombies (who cannot disobey their orders), and are definitely stronger than most of the zombies, but some of the general zombies like Ryuma or Oars are even stronger than them.
  • Token Human: They are the only non-zombies of Thriller Bark (not counting the inhabitants whose shadows have been stolen).
  • True Companions: In spite of Moria's claim to have made this new crew to not grow attached to anyone, the Mysterious Four share a strong bond. When things start going south for them. Hogback and Absalom make the effort to take Moria when they abandon ship, and Absalom saves Moria from Doflamingo and the Pacifistas at Marineford from an execution order. Perona considers Moria like a father, and also quickly leaves Mihawk after receiving news that Moria is still alive, hoping to find him. Moria also storms Blackbeard's island by himself looking for Absalom after he went missing. When he thinks Absalom is alive, Moria is clearly happy but his mood quickly goes south when he finds out that Absalom has been killed to get his Clear-Clear Fruit.

    Gecko Moria 
Captain of the Thriller Bark Pirates and one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. See his entry on the Seven Warlords of the Sea page.

    Absalom "of the Graveyard" 

Absalom "of the Graveyard"

Voiced by: Hiroaki Miura (JP), Andrew Chandler (EN)

Age: 34 (Pre-Timeskip), 36 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 444 (Manga), Episode 339 (Anime)

Devil Fruit: Clear-Clear Fruit

One of the Mysterious Four of Thriller Bark and leader of the Soldiers Zombies and General Zombies. He's a real pervert (to the point the zombies calls him "Ero-salom") but outside of that he's a really dedicated persona, even moreso than Hogback and Perona and is also really devoted to his boss, Gecko Moria. He has eaten the Clear-Clear Fruit (Suke Suke no Mi) which gives him the ability to become invisible and make invisible anything he touches. He also has his body modified with different animals body parts, making him much stronger.

He first "appears" on the ship where he harasses Robin and later drugs and kidnaps Nami to be his bride. Both his attempts are unsuccessful, the first one ends with him trading blows with Sanji, mad at him for both trying to marry Nami and "stealing" him the one Devil Fruit he would've eaten and, after a brief fight, he's defeated. And in the second attempt Nami wakes up and shocks him, knocking him out for good. At the end of the arc, he manages to recover and leave the island along with Hogback and an unconscious Gecko Moria.

At Marineford, he saves Moria's skin and after the two year time-skip he has become a reporter. At some point, he's abducted by the Blackbeard Pirates and killed to poach his Devil Fruit powers, with his ability going to Shiryu.

  • Altar the Speed: Justified, as Absalom's first attempt at marrying Nami results in the room being crushed and his guests killed, he orders the zombie minister to skip the unnecessary stuff and go straight to the kiss. However, Oars's rampage makes it impossible for Absalom to actually kiss the bride, and the marriage is foiled definitively by Sanji
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: After he gets Nami unconscious, Absalom gets her dressed like a bride and prepares for the two to get married. Fortunately Sanji crashes the party before Absalom completes it.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Towards Nami in a wedding dress. Results in him and Sanji both trying to make speeches, and stopping mid-speech to comment 'Oh, I thought she was an angel/goddess/siren' at multiple instances.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a quite regal longcoat.
  • Bad Boss: Played with. He lets his General Zombies come to his wedding, and seems distressed to see them all killed by Oars in one go. He's ready to punish, maim and kick his sub-ordinates when they insult him, but they do call him 'pervert' a lot, so it's reasonable, and they are zombies after all.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call him a pervert. Doesn't help he has a Delayed Reaction to it sometimes, allowing for multiple instances to build up a rage.
  • BFG: He has a pair of pulse-activated bazookas strapped to his arms which he turns invisible to surprise his enemies.
  • Blush Sticker: Clearly seen displaying this upon ogling Nami in the shower to express intense arousal. And then one more time during their forced marriage scene, upon believing that he was indeed going to kiss her.
  • Body Horror: Has allowed Hogback to cut him open and graft on pieces of animals to help his combat abilities turning him into a something reminiscent of Frankenstein's monster.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Outside his perverted tendencies, he's actually a really determined and dedicated man, to the point of being arguably more competent than Perona and Hogback.
  • Bus Crash: As of Chapter 925, he has been captured and killed by the Blackbeard Pirates, and Shiryu has stolen his powers.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Although he possesses Super Strength, he relies more on sneak and surprise attacks using his Devil Fruit power. Like attacking with invisible bazookas tied to his forearms or stabbing Sanji in the back.
  • Dude, She's Like in a Coma: Attempts to marry Nami while she is drugged unconscious. During the second attempt, she wakes up and is not amused.
  • Embarrassing Nick Name: His own zombie subordinates call him "Erosalom", naturally he doesn't like it a bit.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: While perhaps the most vile of the Mysterious Four (although Hogback is also more vile in different ways), he was still genuinely loyal to Moria and saved Moria's life. Likewise, Moria was genuinely worried about him when he went missing to the Blackbeard Pirates.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Sanji. The two even take a break during the battle to gush over how great Nami looks in a wedding dress. Not to mention they both have the same desires, lusts and practices. Except that Absalom is actually worse, since he lacks Sanji's chivalry, and is even ready to harass the lovely young women he encounters. Hell, one of the first things we "see" him do is just that, harassing Robin on the Thousand Sunny.
  • Hand Blast: His Dead Man's Hand attack looks like this, but it's actually due to a pair of bazookas he strapped to his arms that he made invisible.
  • Handsome Lech: Even worse than Sanji, since he actually does the stuff that is ''not' OK, and isn't chivalrous. He's such a pervert the zombies call him "Pervsalom".
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Mostly relative, but given how lazy his boss, Gecko Moria, is and how goofy and immature his fellow Mysterious Four colleagues are, Absalom is the only one to actually organize the zombies and run the day to day operations of Thriller Bark, despite his own eccentricity.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Absalom calls Sanji a pervert for wanting his Devil Fruit to peek in women's baths, something he himself is notorious for doing. In response, Sanji kicks him in the face, saying he doesn't want to hear it from him.
    Those Two Zombies: HE'S GOT A POINT!!
  • I Love the Dead: Defied. When Hogback suggests Absalom he can make a zombie bride for him, Absalom refuses, saying he wants a real, living woman
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Guilty of many of these. As Oda stated, even his sense of humour is invisible!
  • Invisible Jerkass: Emphasis on the jerk part. He not only uses his powers to peep on Nami, he molests her, and it's strongly implied he's done this before.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Oda confirms in SBS Volume 71 that Absalom has been reporting a lot of big news under the name "Absa" using his Devil Fruit. He was at the Battle of Marineford and he was also the one who revealed the alliances between the Supernovas.
  • Invisibility: His Devil Fruit ability, allowing him to become an invisible man. He can also turn anything he touches invisible, like a pair of bazookas tied to his arms. Although Absalom preferred use of his power is to peep and harass beautiful women.
  • Lecherous Licking: Upon attacking the Straw Hats for the first time, he takes advantage of the surprise to cop a feel at Robin AND lustfully lick her face and upper body.
  • Made of Iron: He claims his body, which has the hide of an elephant surgically grafted to it, will shatter the legs of anyone who tries to kick him. Until Sanji comes along that is.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Hogback added to his human body the face of a lion, muscles of a bear and gorilla, and the skin of an elephant.
  • Moral Myopia: He is repulsed by Zombie Lola's attempts to force him into marriage. He then spends most of the arc trying to forcefully marry Nami while she was drugged unconscious (and this is after he all but molested her).
  • "Not So Different" Remark: The zombies watching his and Sanji's fight remark that as much as Sanji tries to be noble, he and Absalom are more similar than different. One important difference is showcased, though: Absalom, unlike Sanji, is willing to involve innocents in his fights.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    Sanji: With all those animals in you... you'll make formidable mince meat...
    Absalom: -becomes momentarily visible from fear, and panics, kicking Sanji violently-.
  • Only Sane Man: Outside of the times he's acting like a perverted creep, Absalom is actually the most sane and normal of the Mysterious Four as well as the most competent at his job.
  • The Peeping Tom: Spies on Nami in the shower. One of the reasons Sanji is mad at him. (Not because it's bad, but because he's always wanted to do it. And always wanted the Devil Fruit that Absalom ate.)
  • Retired Monster: During the timeskip, he starts a new life as a reporter without any apparent regret toward his past actions.
  • Shout-Out: With his Devil Fruit power and his body parts' transplant, he's a mix of the invisible man and Frankenstein's monster, fitting with the arc's references of horror.
  • Skip to the End: Since he's marrying a drugged woman who wouldn't be happy if she woke up in the middle of the ceremony, he's impatient at both his wedding attempts and ask the priest to hurry up.
  • Super Strength: Has the combined muscles of a bear and gorilla and a weight of 300 kilograms thanks to all the animal parts Hogback grafted onto his body.
  • Villainous Rescue: Saves Gecko Moria from his "execution" at the end of the Paramount War.
  • Wedding Deadline: To make the marriage "official", Absalom decides to kiss an unconscious Nami but Oars causes the island to shake and Absalom constantly misses her, until Sanji stops the ceremony for good.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Parodied. After Nami attacks Absalom with a lightning the latter, due to his body, is barely fazed, and thinks this is the feeling of love.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In contrast to Sanji, who is just as perverted as him, Absalom doesn't respect women and would molest or hit them without remorse. He shoves Nami against a wall when she's naked and puts her in a headlock, he also nearly blows Nami apart with his invisible arm cannons, which particularly enrages Sanji. Absalom also hits Lola when she interrupts Absalom’s second attempt to marry Nami, which angers Nami herself and makes her stand her ground against the Invisible Jerk Ass.

    Doctor Hogback 

Doctor Hogback

Voiced by: Hiroshi Iwasaki (JP), Marcus D. Stimac (EN)

Age: 45 (Pre-Timeskip), 47 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 446 (Manga), Episode 340 (Anime)

"I practiced surgery for money, but all those annoying patients just kept coming to me incessantly, from all over the world! "Please save my father!" "Please save my child!" It was such a pain!!! I could save the lives of those whom no other doctor could treat!! Now can you understand why a man of my genius is in such pain?!"
Chapter 468

One of the main antagonists of the Thriller Bark arc, Dr. Hogback was a world-famous surgeon whose skills were considered miraculous. He disappeared ten years before the beginning of the main storyline. Chopper once idolized him, and is surprised to discover he was in Thriller Bark all along. He claimed to the Straw Hats that he arrived on the island to study the zombies there. He is assisted by his zombie servant Victoria Cindry, who is prone to smashing plates and making cutting remarks, especially about him.

The crew later discovers that he was the one who helped create the zombies, and is working for one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea: Gecko Moria. He reveals to Chopper and Robin the truth of his disappearance and involvement with Moria: He hated the fame his skills as a doctor gave him, and that Victoria Cindry was a celebrity he fell in love with, but died in an accident. Depressed over the news of her death, he resigned. However, Moria contacted him with the promise of bringing Cindry back to life, and so he stole her corpse and disappeared to Thriller Bark, revived her as a zombie, and created Moria's undead army.

  • Affably Evil: Subverted. While one of One Piece's nastiest villains, he gives the Straw Hats a warm welcome and offers them a dinner. Of course, that's before they learn the truth about him.
  • Bait the Dog: When the Straw Hats arrive outside his mansion, he is quite genial and welcoming of them, claiming that he has come to Thriller Bark to study the zombies and learn the nature of the boundary between life and death. It's soon revealed that he actually is the co-creator of the zombies of Thriller Bark, and the more that is learned about him, the more increasingly unpleasant he turns out to be.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The guy has some very comical moments, especially with Victoria Cindry, but he's possibly one of the most loathsome villains in the entire series. He approaches being as bad as Spandam when he delivers his Motive Rant and mistreats the zombified Cindry near the end of the Thriller Bark arc.
  • Blessed with Suck: He considers his great talent as a doctor this, since it caused a lot of people to ask for his help.
  • Broken Ace: Used to be a brilliant and renowned doctor, but quickly got disillusioned about his job and only cared about the money. And, after Cindry's death, he's so broken that he abandons his job.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Chopper. He idolizes Hogback as a renowned doctor, but all of that goes out of the window when he learns that Hogback doesn't feel any happiness in his work except for getting the money, as well as the fact that Hogback makes zombies.
  • Celeb Crush: He had one for Victoria Cindry to the point of obsession. However, he doesn't really care for her as a person, but only of her beautiful face and body.
  • Cool Shades: He wears a pair of circle shades.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Robin tricks Hogback into ordering her and Chopper to jump off the tower, and he, despite knowing they wouldn't obey, does. He also doesn't realize that he accidentally ordered Dog Penguin and Jigoro to jump out of the tower.
  • Dr. Jerk: In his Back Story, despite his world-renowned skills as a doctor, Hogback became disillusioned with his job as more patients came to him begging for his miraculous talents. The only reason he even continued was not of a desire to help people but for the money, then he became even worse when Moria employed him. Chopper, who initially admires Hogback, calls him out after hearing his backstory and declares that he's not worthy of being called a doctor.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Hogback regularly steals corpses to turn them into obedient zombies, but even he condemns Absalom's peeping habits.
  • Evil Laugh: Gives a high-pitched "Fosfosfosfosfos!"
  • Expy: He's a Mad Doctor who makes corpses ready to be revived into zombies, do we need to add more?
  • Fangs Are Evil: Hogback has a long pair of vampiresque canine that complete his evil appearance.
  • Fat Bastard: Hogback's phisique is based off the Penguin from Batman Returns, and is a corrupted doctor who uses his medical skills to make living corpses.
  • Foil: Hogback contrasts Dr. Hiluluk. Hogback used to be a brilliant and renowned doctor, who doesn't care about his patients but only about the money, and got quickly tired of his job. Dr. Hiluluk was a Back-Alley Doctor and a terrible one, but still kept doing his "job" despite all his failures even when the others didn't want him to, simply because he wanted to help the others. Also, Chopper used to admire Hogback until his true colors are revealed, while Hiluluk is his mentor and Chopper considers him "the greatest doctor of the world".
  • A God Am I: Boasts to have achieved a skill in medicine that doctors could only dream of: mastery of life and death, through the creation of the zombies at Thriller Bark.
  • Gonk: His appearance is as nasty as his personality. He's got a round body with slim limbs and a vampire-like face with a long nose.
  • Kick the Dog: He orders the zombified Cindry to kneel, kicks her and orders her to lick the floor just to prove how she obeys every order he gives. He then admits that he does not care for Cindry's personality, only the beauty she had. These words and actions disgust Chopper, who loses any respect he had for the mad scientist.
  • Mad Doctor: He was once an O.K. doctor, until he became disillusioned with his work and when his idol Cindry died. Then he met Moria, who promised him to give him a way to bring Cindry back if he worked under him to make zombies.
  • Made of Iron: Despite not having any inhuman ability, he somehow survives Oars stomping on him.
  • Morality Pet: Victoria Cindry, when she was alive. She was the only patient of his that he cared for, and he even had a crush on her. However, she turned down his offer to marry her, as she was already engaged, and shortly thereafter had an accident and died. This made Hogback twisted in his pursuit to conquer all ailments, even death itself. Downplayed, because he just cared about her appearance and not about Cindry herself. Completely averted with zombie Cindry, who he considers just a mere object of his possession.
  • Non-Action Guy: Hogback has no combat skills of his own, so, when Chopper and Robin face him, he lets Cindry, Dog Penguin and Jigoro fight for him.
  • Only in It for the Money: Hogback reveals that he didn't care for his patients and became a doctor just to become rich and famous. Chopper is not pleased to learn that his idol is nothing but a greedy person.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After accidentally ordering Jigoro and Dog Penguin to jump from the tower, he decides to run away and orders Cindry to buy him some time, but she doesn't obey.
  • Signature Laugh: His laughter is a high-pitched "fosfosfosfos!"
  • Stalker with a Crush: He's so obsessed with Cindry that his room is filled with pictures of her.
  • Start of Darkness: While he was never a nice person, Cindry's rejection and her later death are what caused him to become a Mad Doctor who changes corpses into zombies.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Really wasn’t a smart idea to keep badmouthing zombie Cindry when her already shaky obedience was his only hope while pinned under rubble with Oars approaching...
  • Unexplained Recovery: Oars accidentally stomped on him while he was pinned under rubble and unable to escape. By the end of the arc, he’s alive with only minor injuries.

    "Ghost Princess" Perona 

"Ghost Princess" Perona

Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (JP), Felecia Angelle (EN)

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

Debut: Chapter 443 (Manga), Episode 338 (Anime)

Devil Fruit: Hollow-Hollow Fruit
"Horororo...this should be fun! Well, for me at least."
Click here to see her Post-Time Skip appearance 

"If you weren't cute, you wouldn't even have the right to serve me! Horo Horo Horo Horo!"
Chapter 449

One of the Mysterious Four of Thriller Bark, who commands the Zombie Animals and Ambush Zombies of the island ship. She has eaten the Hollow-Hollow Fruit (Horo Horo no Mi), that allows her to create ghosts as well as sending out an astral projection of herself (at the cost of having to keep her body still). During the Thriller Bark caper, she was defeated by Usopp and later blasted off the island to Gloom Island by Bartholomew Kuma. Zoro soon joins her and they reach a truce in regard to their situation. Helps guide Zoro back to Sabaody two years later so he can reunite with the rest of the Straw Hats, even keeping the Marines at bay so they can escape. Then, she goes back to Gloom Island and stays there with Dracule Mihawk in his mansion.

  • Adaptational Curves: Pre-timeskip Perona is actually less buxom than most One Piece women, but flashbacks of her in the anime as well as the video game One Piece: Burning Blood conspicuously give her a much more pronounced bust. Subverted for her post timeskip design though, since her new figure in the manga actually does match those proportions.
  • Astral Projection: One of her Devil Fruit's powers is to separate her own spirit from her body, although this leaves said body vulnerable. She can also make her projection huge.
  • Bad Boss: She constantly tells her extremely loyal bodyguard Kumacy to stop talking because his voice isn't cute.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her Pre-Timeskip outfit, her shirt barely reaches the belly button and leave the rest exposed.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Kuma sends her to the exact sort of place she wanted to escape to when he "pushed" her, a beautifully dark castle. Except there are no servants to tend to her whims like there were on Thriller Bark. Also, despite that, it's not vacant as it's the home of Dracule Mihawk.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": To Kumacy whenever he speaks, demanding he remain silent. Unfortunately, this prevents him from letting her know about Brook's first appearance on Thriller Bark and that Usopp, Nami, and Chopper are hiding inside him.
  • Corner of Woe: Her more common attack, the Negative Hollow, makes anyone negative about him/herself through a contact with the ghost, forcing the target into one.
  • Cowardly Boss: As soon as Usopp reveals he's immune to her Devil Fruit and defeats her minions, Perona runs away because "[it] isn't fun anymore." Usopp chases her until he eventually has to fight her in her bedroom.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Tries to fight Kuma despite knowing his strength. He instantly sends Perona away before her negative hollows could touch him.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: She's a cute girl, but her voice can get pretty high-pitched and loud, and let's not get into her laugh...
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Subverted in that she's not actually a ghost, but is able to control ghosts. Although she can become one via astral projection. Still, she's a cute goth woman.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Has a great love for cute animals, it's not a coincidence she's the leader of the animal-looking wild zombies.
  • Dark Chick: Serves as this among Mysterious Four of Thriller Bark, as the female member. Otherwise, while she does have fighting abilities, she's strictly a long range fighter and goes down quickly whenever she's attacked directly.
  • Dark Magical Girl: She's assertive and likes to fight (as long as she's not in any physical danger) but she's also incredibly lonely and longs for companionship. Part of her Heel–Face Turn is based around finally warming up to Zoro simply due to time and proximity and ending up as Mihawk's sidekick of sorts.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Both of her pre- and post-timeskip outfits follow lolita fashion, fitting her ghastly, gothic nature.
  • Emotion Bomb: The "Negative Hollow" is a "Despair" type. Whoever gets hit by it will be afflicted with negative thoughts about themselves and sit in a Corner of Woe.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite mistreating him most of the time, Perona really cares for Kumacy and is upset when Sogeking purifies him. She also starts to cry upon reading of Gecko Moria's presumed death. In an SBS Oda revealed that Perona was raised by Moria since a young age and she views him like a father.
  • Flight: She's almost always seen levitating and moves around flying most of the time, especially post-timeskip where she seems to have obtained more power.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has these pre-timeskip, to emphasize her childish personality. She now wears a more womanly hairdo.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She used to have a teddy bear and has asked Hogback to make a zombie with the same appeareance (Kumacy, her servant). She's really upset when Sogeking purifies him. After the two year time skip, she has the teddy bear again and, visiting the now abandoned Thriller Bark, she's happy to find Kumacy's body.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: Her interests are incredibly girly, but her speech patterns are incredibly masculine.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: She's lonely, wears Gothic Lolita clothing, and can use her Devil Fruit powers to create ghosts.
  • Happily Adopted: Oda revealed in an SBS that Moria found Perona when she was a child and has raised her since then. Because of this, she views him as a father figure. While her actions abandoning the crew can be considered questionable on how much she cares for her adoptive parent, she tries to take out Kuma on behalf of Moria before she leaves. Perona is deeply saddened when she hears of Moria's presumed death but strongly believes he's still alive. She's very happy to learn that Moria is still alive and leaves Mihawk in a hurry after reading a news article that implies bad news for Moria.
  • Having a Blast: Can create explosive "mini-ghosts" that blow up at her command. The burst caused by only one of these is strong enough to damage granite walls.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to Kuma, being alone and in need of company results in her befriending Zoro when he lands there too. After the time-skip she even helps the Straw Hats escape from Sabaody Park when the Straw Hats reunite.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: The only girl of the Mysterious Four and the only one to turn over a new leaf (not that she has much choice, given the situation in which Kuma has thrown her).
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Mihawk who dwarfs her at 6'6 while she stands only 5'2.
  • I Choose to Stay: At the end of the Thriller Bark arc, she got expelled by Kuma to Kuraigana Island and chose to remain there with Mihawk in his mansion. She's now helping him with the tilling of his island.
  • Intangibility: Her Devil Fruit gives her the ability to float and be intangible, just like a ghost. Subverted when it's revealed to be an Astral Projection while her real body is elsewhere.
  • Mad Bomber: She really enjoys using her explosive Mini-Hollows in her fight with Usopp.
  • Manchild: Though she's in her twenties, she acts more like a preteen, being obsessed with cuteness and covering her room with pink. She also loves cute things and wants to rule over a nation of them. After the time-skip, she grows a more mature persona.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Though not a Logia-user, her Devil Fruit allows her to project an intangible ghost that she can use her powers through. Her real body is still vulnerable, though.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She finds zombie-stuffed animals adorable.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Her eyes are completely round, with only a few eyelashes visible at the bottom, and instead of colored irises like most female characters, she has large black dots that gain concentric circles when she's shocked, essentially an enlarged version of the male iris design.
  • Odd Friendship: With Zoro and Mihawk, who both couldn't be more different from her; however, it's Justified since she had nobody else to be with for those two years. As a cover story shows, she even chooses to go back with Mihawk after Zoro leaves.
  • Oh, Crap!: Perona completely scared when Usopp uses her katsaridaphobia (fear of cockroaches) against her and submerges her of cockroaches and weeps like a scared child. She has a more serious scared reaction when she sees Kuma has arrived on Thriller Bark.
  • Older Than They Look: She's currently twenty-five years old. This trope is more so in play before the Time Skip though, where she's 23 but her manner of dress and bratty attitude make it easy to mistake her for a teenager. She's also only 5'2, and therefore one of the shortest humans in the series.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: She has a pink parasol with eyes and a pair of horns.
  • Perky Female Minion: What she has become to Mihawk post-timeskip, which is quite a feat given how reclusive Mihawk usually is.
  • Perky Goth: She's always a goth-esque character but, especially pre-timeskip, her personality is more cheerful and her outfit features a lot of pink.
  • Raised by Orcs: Raised by Gecko Moria and views him as a father figure, to the point of breaking into tears after hearing about his supposed death. With her cruel demeanor, you have to wonder if Moria rubbed some of his personality and values off on her... or if he just spoiled her.
  • Red Baron: Her epithet "Ghost Princess", because of her ghost-themed Devil Fruit that allows her to create spirits.
  • Regal Ringlets: Post time-skip her hair gets curled, making her looking more regal.
  • Remote, Yet Vulnerable: By creating a ghostly projection of herself, she can attack at high distances but her body is left defenseless. For this reason she resorts hiding her body in her bedroom while she fights.
  • Signature Laugh: Her laugh "Horohorohorohoro!" Fitting with her Devil Fruit, the Horo Horo no MI.
  • She's All Grown Up: Nobody takes notice in-series but her figure clearly shows a much more womanly shape after the timeskip, along with much more womanly clothes and overall attitude.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Among the Mysterious Four, she's the only female.
  • Squishy Wizard: Though she can do an amazing variety of things with her power, she is unused to being directly attacked and goes down almost immediately when Usopp finally finds her.
  • Superpower Lottery: With her Negative Hollows, she can make anyone depressed about themselves by just a contact with the ghosts (unless they are already very negative about themselves), this regardless of their strength.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: The Hollow-Hollow Fruit gives her incredible versatility: she can create projections of herself, including gigantic one, create ghosts that few if any people have a defense against (she can directly attack people's emotional states, something that nobody else has proven themselves capable of) and explosive ghosts, and she can do it without ever exposing herself to danger. And who's to say that she couldn't create other types of ghosts?
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Perona's "Mini Hollow" attack, which creates miniature ghost bombs that explode when she snaps her fingers.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Her Negative Hollows don't work if the target is already exceedingly negative.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She hates cockroaches (katsaridaphobia), a trait Usopp capitalizes on during his fight against her.
  • Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: Averts this by being really clever with her Devil Fruit, she has zero shame about spamming and sniping people with her Negative Hollows. And even when Usopp proves himself immune, she retreats to a place of safety and uses her projected ghost to attack him from complete safety. If it wasn't for her immaturity and lack of experience in dealing with people immune to her abilities, she would've won.
  • Wild Take: Makes the famous "Enel-face" when she realizes Usopp is immune to her negative hollows.


    In General 
  • Blind Obedience: After a while, all zombies lose will and personality and become fully obedient to their masters, even if the order is detrimental to themselves.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: When they fight in hordes, they are easily dealt with, but the ones who face the Straw Hats single handely prove to be a threat.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: All the general zombies are quickly destroyed by Oars once the latter is revived.
  • Elite Mook: The General Zombies, an immortal army of powerful warriors, mercenaries, pirates, assassins, knights and snipers, immune to pain. They also have the good sense of carrying around water buckets in case they're attacked with fire.
  • Feel No Pain: All the zombies cannot feel any pain. Ironically, they can feel tired.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Many Wild Zombies and some General Zombies.
  • Moveset Clone: The zombies to their shadow's original owners, since they copy their fighting style and (at first) their personality.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Thriller Bark's "zombies" are corpses with other people's shadows injected into them, inheriting their personalities which are slowly erased, but eventually go Brainwashed and Crazy, becoming loyal soliders. So essentially they're not zombies, but suffer an undead "Freaky Friday" Flip with amnesia while the original hosts become fatally vulnerable to sunlight.
  • Replacement Goldfish: All of them are this for Moria's old crew, which was killed by Kaido years before the beginning of the story. Moria says he basically created an immortal crew which he doesn't need to grow attached to.
  • Spooky Painting: Some of the Surprise Zombies are stitched inside painting frames and can pop out of them.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Salt. If a Zombie swallows salt the shadow is removed and goes back to the rightful owner.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Played for laughs and not taken seriously. What Measure Is a Non-Human? is however taken seriously at least with Chopper.
  • Zombie Gait: Parodied by the Soldier Zombies, who at first move like this... then suddenly sprint forward at full speed. Only to stop after a few seconds to catch their breath.

    Oars "The Devil" 

Oars "The Devil" (Zombie 900)

Voiced by: Mayumi Tanaka (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)

Age: 159

Debut: Chapter 456 (Manga), Episode 350 (Anime)

"I will become... the Pirate King!"
Chapter 458

A humongous Giant from a clan known for its evil nature and who rampaged throughout the world 400+ years ago, only to die of the cold in the Northern Continent, his body was found by Gecko Moria and was redesigned by Dr. Hogback to be Special Zombie #900.

When Moria steals Luffy's shadow, and put it inside Oars. Moria feels that he has found the perfect zombie to become Pirate King with, but after a incredible battle with the Straw Hat Pirates, Oars is crippled, and his shadow eventually finds its way back to Luffy, re-dying once more. However, before he died centuries ago, he had at least one child, and his name lives on with his grandson Little Oars Jr.

  • Achilles' Heel: Oars' right arm had to be surgically reattached by Dr. Hogback, so it's permanently weaker than his left arm. The Straw Hats are able to focus their efforts on that arm until Luffy is ready for the finishing blow, whereby then Oars loses all control of his arm and cannot block the Giant Bazooka.
  • Acrofatic: The Straw Hats are often shocked by how easily he can avoid attacks, given that he’s over 200 feet tall and fairly portly.
  • Ambiguously Human: Most Giants seen in the series look like super-sized humans, but Oars is much bigger and looks more like a titanic demon in looks.
  • Ass Kicks You: Gomu Gomu no Butt Stomp, in which he crushes his enemies with his butt. It's his own original invention.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He's huge, much more than 50 feet, and is the largest character introduced in One Piece (before Sanjuan Wolf steals this title).
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He gets fooled quite easily. Luffy's fault.
  • Barbarian Long Hair: He has messy blonde hair that goes down to his waist.
  • Big Eater: After being resurrected, he spends a lot of time eating. Again, Luffy's fault.
  • Big Red Devil: Whether or not this was intentional, his appearance is somewhat Satanic, and he was known as "The Devil".
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The start of his battle against the Straw Hats is completely on his side. The Straw Hats manage to put up a good fight and topple him a good amount of times once they have caught their Heroic Second Wind, but then start falling one by one again when Moira shows up and controls Oars. He's later on the reciving end against a Luffy powered by 100 shadows, until Luffy's body releases them.
  • The Dragon: To Moria, he's his strongest zombie and the enemy faced last besides Moria himself.
  • Dumb Muscle: Having Luffy's shadow fueling him doesn't help his case, but he was a dumbass even in life, as he went into a cold region and died because all he wore was a loincloth. He still has the strength you'd expect from an humongous creature like him.
  • Fat Bastard: He's very fat (to the point that Moria put a "cockpit" in his belly), and he was once feared as a monstrous figure.
  • Feel No Pain: As a result of being a zombie, making him even harder to stop because doesn't flinch from any attack, but this comes back to bite him when he fails to realize how serious the injuries he's taking are. When his spine is broken, Oars doesn't even realize why he can't move.
  • God Guise: It's said that in his past, his followers worshiped him as a God.
  • The Heavy: He's not only The Dragon to Moria, but also the toughest and most active threat to the Straw Hats during the Thriller Bark arc. By comparison, Moria is a much weaker foe, even after absorbing all of the shadows in Thriller Bark.
  • Horned Humanoid: He's got a big pair of horns to go with his Oni look. Though they're not quite so useful when one falls down on them, though.
  • Implacable Man: Bordering on The Juggernaut, all the Straw Hats fight him and they he goes down only after a long and wearysome fight which involves breaking his spine so he cannot move anymore.
  • Kill It with Ice: He died because of the cold and Moria found his body completely frozen.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Not only he's as strong and tough as you'd expect from a giant of his size, with Luffy's shadow as his power, he's almost just as fast as he is, given his much larger frame.
  • Loincloth: He wears only a loincloth. It bites him in the ass when he reaches an Arctic region.
  • Made of Iron: He endures everything the Straw Hats send at him. To defeat him, they have to make sure he cannot move anymore.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Hits all of them in some way:
    • Ninja: Luffy's shadow allows him to move at speeds physically impossible for his size.
    • Pirate: Luffy is a pirate, and he serves the pirate Moria.
    • Zombie: He's a corpse animated by Moria's powers.
    • Robot: Hogback built a cockpit in his stomach so Moria can fight with him. When he first saw this, he pretended that he was a robot called "Oars Bomber".
  • Offstage Villainy: In his past, Oars led an army of his clan that took over islands and kingdoms, but when he is seen in the present, it's as his Zombie self.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: Quite so, as he is the current page image. Oda states that he's a giant much bigger than the average one in the same vein there are humans much larger than the average human.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Considering he's 100 feet or so tall, he destroys buildings as easily as a normal sized person destroys Lego structures.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Man-child comes from his personality gained from Luffy; Psychopathic comes from the fact that he does whatever he wants, even beating up people for no reason.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Gatling is one of the few attacks he can imitate. (Without the stretching however...)
  • Red Baron: "The Continent Puller", as he "dragged whole islands" to his kingdom to form a giant domain all for himself.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: A red one for Nightmare Luffy's blue. He's got the same personality as Luffy (at the beginning) while Nightmare Luffy is serious and stoic.
  • Rubber Man: Sort of. While he himself has no such abilities, with Gecko Moria controlling his shadow his limbs can stretch like Luffy's.
  • Spanner in the Works: Before he finally comes under Moria's full control, Oars ends up doing random things that ends up hindering all of Thriller Bark. Perona's Negative Hollows would have caught five of the Straw Hats, but Oars just happened to crash through the stairway, scattering everyone. He also single-handedly defeated all of the General Zombies, robbing Moria of some of his best fighters.
  • Super Strength: Well, being a giant so large that other giants are a quarter your size kinda helps with this.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Possibly; he died from heading into a cold region wearing naught but a loincloth. Then again, Oars. Jr was quite grateful for the hat Ace made that protected him from the elements, so it could be that Oars simply couldn't wear any protective clothing his size.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Played for laughs when Moria asks him to be his Dragon and he ignores him while having fun on his "adventure".
  • Unwanted Assistance: Invokes this toward Moria should he do anything more than help him stretch.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Luffy retains his usual voice in this body.


Shimotsuki Ryuma

Voiced by: Cho (JP), Ian Sinclair (EN)

Age: 47

Debut: Chapter 448 (Manga), Episode 342 (Anime)

"The famous blade of the legendary samurai... Shusui! With you as its master, this blade will surely be satisfied."
Chapter 467

A very powerful samurai from the Wano Country who has become legendary for having killed a dragon. He's also the protagonist from Oda's previous one-shot Monsters from Wanted! (1998), which is canonically part of One Piece's story. After his death, Gecko Moria took his corpse and revived him as a General Zombie with Brook's shadow, making him one of Thriller Bark's strongest zombies. His zombie number is unknown but is likely in the 800s series due to being a general zombie.

Brook tries to get back his shadow twice, but due to his weaker body, Ryuma wins both fights, and after the second victory he tries to cut his afro but is stopped by Zoro. He engages in a duel with the swordsman, which he then loses and gives up his precious sword Shusui to its new master.

  • Actually, I Am Him: Inverted in Monsters. He expresses a desire to duel "the swordsman king" who is said to be the greatest swordsman in the land. After he kills the dragon and leaves town, one of the residents remembers that the title "swordsman king" is what people decided to call Ryuma after he saved them.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Can casually slice stone walls with his sword.
  • Affably Evil: Despite being revived as a zombie and thus being loyal to Gecko Moria, he still keeps his sense of honor.
  • Back from the Dead: Moria revives him using Brook's shadow, however, the revived Ryume doesn't identify with the original.
  • Blade Lock: Due to using the same moves as Brook, when fighting the two blades often clash together. And, when alive, he beheaded a dragon with just one hit.
  • Canon Immigrant: He was originally from Monsters, a one-shot story Oda wrote 2 years before he started One Piece.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He killed a giant dragon with just one hit. Even as an undead, he's very strong.
  • Climbing Climax: During his fight with Zoro they start to climb the tower until the fight ends with the two swordsmen fighting on the roof.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ryuma only needs a fraction of his strength to defeat Brook.
  • Evil Counterpart: Due to having Brook's shadow, he has a near-identical fighting style and a similar personality, including the same Signature Laugh, which in Ryuma's case borders with Evil Laugh. Unlike Brook, who is a Straw Hat's ally and eventual crew member, he's a zombie of Gecko Moria's crew.
  • Evil Laugh: His laugh is a mockery of Brook's "yohohoho!", which from Ryuuma sounds like "Yohohahaha!"
  • Famous Ancestor: An SBS reveals Ryuma is the ancestor to the Shimotsuki Family of Wano. Among them include Shimotsuki Kozaburo, the man who forged Zoro's sword, the Wado Ichimonji, and Kozaburo's own descendants: his son Koushiro and his granddaughter Kuina.
  • Generation Xerox: During the Wano arc, many of the natives remark that Zoro uncannily resembles Ryuma. On top of the physical resemblance, Ryuma was also a one-eyed samurai. They also share similar fighting styles and codes of honor, due to Zoro being trained by one of Ryuma's descendants. Zoro even cuts off the head of a dragon at Punk Hazard, like Ryuma did in legend. This resemblance is one of the main reasons why many Wano natives eventually come to hold Zoro in such high regard.
  • Graceful Loser: Played With. Ryuma recognizes his defeat and even gives Zoro his sword, but comments about being ashamed for having allowed this samurai's body to suffer defeat.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Upon seeing his fight with Zoro, Brook notices that Ryuma has used only a portion of his strength when fighting him.
  • Irony: When alive, he heard of a warrior known as King, and thought he could be a Worthy Opponent for him, but didn't know that was how the people he saved called him.
  • Katanas Are Better: His weapon, Shunsui, is a katana, which he then hands to Zoro. Justified, as he comes from the local equivalent of Ancient Japan.
  • Kill It with Fire: Zoro ultimately defeats him, setting him on fire with Flying Dragon Blaze (Hiryu Kaen).
  • Legendary in the Sequel: Played, with since One Piece isn't exactly the sequel of Monsters (it's just that the one-shot takes place in the same world much earlier). In the one-shot story, he was already famous (though he didn't know), but by the time of One Piece's story, he has become a legend in his country.
  • Master Swordsman: He was considered "the world's strongest swordsman" when he was alive, and even as a zombie manages to be a challenge for Zoro.
  • Mirror Match: Ryuma fights twice against Brook and, while he looks different, he uses the same moves because he has his shadow. He wins both matches because he has a stronger body.
  • National Weapon: Kin'emon mentions that Ryuuma's Shunsui is Wano Country's national treasure. When Zoro infiltrates in Wano, he gets caught because they immediately recognize Shunsui.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's a zombie samurai revived using a pirate's shadow.
  • One Degree of Separation: Downplayed. After he's revived as a zombie by Gecko Moria using Brook's shadow, Ryuma defeated by Zoro, the best friend of his descendant Kuina, and who also wields a sword that was forged by her grandfather, another of Ryuma's descendants.
  • Perpetual Poverty: When alive, Ryuma had poor money management skills, so he often found himself in need of money.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: During his duel with Zoro, they both casually slash walls and destroy the building. Brook even comments they both use the "power of destruction".
  • Razor Wind: Ryuma can generate cutting wind with the sword strong enough to slice walls.
  • Red Baron: Along with the title of "King", he later became known as "Sword God" due to his unrivaled skill with a blade.
  • Samurai: Being a warrior from Wano Country (which is based on feudal Japan), Ryuma used to be a samurai when he was alive. Moria resurrects him as a zombie samurai.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a blue scarf around his neck and is a samurai legendary for his sword-skills.
  • Signature Laugh: Having Brook's shadow, he has his famous "Yohohoho"!
  • Take Up My Sword: Literally. After being defeated, he willingly parts with Shuusui and gives it to Zoro, whom he considers a worthy owner.
  • Tranquil Fury: In Monsters, he was absolutely enraged when he learned the truth about the dragon incident and heard Flare breaking down in tears.
  • World's Best Warrior: When alive, he was believed to be the world's best swordsman.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers Zoro this to the point he believes Shunsui's soul would be satisfied to serve under him.
  • You Are Already Dead: He uses Brook's Hanauta Sanchou: Yahazugiri on Brook himself.

    Victoria Cindry 

Victoria Cindry (Zombie 400)

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (JP, Zombie), Naomi Shindo (JP, Alive), Jamie Marchi (EN)

Age: 24

Debut: Chapter 446 (Manga), Episode 340 (Anime)

"It would be good if plates completely ceased to exist..."

Hogback's personal zombie servant and (one of the few zombies who's fully human-like). Her zombie number, 400, is tattooed on her calf. Being a zombie, she's very obedient to Hogback and disobeys him only when he tells her to not break any plates, since she has a passionate hate toward them (to the point of serving meals directly on the table). This hate toward plates comes from Margaret, a servant whose shadow is infused in Cindry's body. After Gecko Moria is defeated, Cindry becomes a dead body and Margaret gets back her shadow.

When Victoria Cindry was still alive, she was a nice and famous stage actress whom Hogback was in love with, but she rejected his proposal of marriage because she already had a fiance. After she died, twelve years before Thriller Bark's events, Hogback resurrected her and turned her into his personal servant.

During her fight with Hogback against Robin and Chopper, the latter, after hearing her story, tries to bring back some of her humanity with words. In the end, she manages to disobey Hogback's last order and smiles.

  • Attractive Zombie: While most of the zombies are in various stages of rotting, or are a mixture of different animal parts, Cindry just has bluish skin. Justified, given that Hogback actually cares about her appearance.
  • Cloudcuckoo Lander: Her hate of plates is really bizarre for a servant, especially because she refuses to serve anything (even soup) on a plate.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Cindry can be really nasty with her comments directed at Hogback. It's likely not really her personality when she was alive, but the shadow of the person that reanimated her.
  • Emotionless Girl: Being a zombie, she never smiles and her eyes are dull. Until the end.
  • Extreme Doormat: Being a zombie, she's compelled to obey Hogback's orders (except when plates are involved). This is Played for Drama after Chopper learns of her story and how Hogback treats her like a mere object.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Chopper's calls awaken Cindry's remaining humanity but it's not entirely enough to overcome a zombie's loyalty. This manifests as Cindry periodically becoming paralyzed and expressing unusual emotions.
  • Heroic BSoD: After Chopper manages to bring back some of her humanity, she gets shocked and can't move for a while.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: While Victoria Cindry is long dead, Chopper tries to bring back zombie!Cindry's remaining humanity. He succeeds.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She uses a series of plates as throwing weapons.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Being a zombie doesn't detract any from her beauty and she wears a fan-servicey outfit.
  • Not So Stoic: She generally doesn't show any emotion until her fight with Chopper, where she shows anger, she cries and, in the end, she smiles.
  • Perpetual Smiler: When she was alive, Victoria Cindry was always seen smiling. Averted by zombie Cindry.
  • Replacement Goldfish: A very creepy version. Hogback resurrected Cindry as a zombie to have her, since Victoria Cindry rejected his advances.
  • Satellite Character: Cindry is Hogback's personal servant and doesn't do anything that isn't his order. Justified since she's made exactly for this purpose.
  • Spell My Name with an S: In some translations, Cindry's name is romanized as "Thindolly". The German dub uses "Thindolly" as the zombie's name to distinguish her from the original Cindry.
  • Tragic Monster: When she temporarily gets some of her memories back, she begins to cry, only to still remain a zombie slave to Hogback.
  • Waif-Fu: Hogback gives Cindry's corpse a superhuman strength, but physically she's still a slender woman.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Upon learning of her story and how Hogback mistreats her, Chopper gets really angry.



Voiced by: Hiroshi Iwasaki (JP), Ray Hurd (EN)

Debut: Chapter 449 (Manga), Episode 343 (Anime)

The commander of the wild zombies and Perona's servant (being based on her teddy-bear). He wears a surgical mask on his mouth because Perona doesn't like his voice, and constantly shut him up whenever he tries to speak. He's very loyal to Perona and attacks anyone who tries to harm her.

During the Thriller Bark Arc, he attacks Usopp, who is fighting Perona, until the sniper shoves some salt in his mouth, making him expel his shadow. After the two year timeskip, Perona finds his body (not decomposed yet) still at Thriller Bark.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: He wears only a hat and a surgical mask.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the commander of the wild zombies, naturally he's also one of the strongest zombies.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Try to hurt Perona and he'll destroy you.
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Although he's not exactly a teddy-bear, he's a zombie bear based upon Perona's teddy-bear, and he's even stronger than a normal bear.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He can tear up stone and Usopp notes he's also very fast.
  • A Lizard Named "Liz": Only in his original language. He's a bear ("kuma" in Japanese) named Kumacy. Justified since it's probably a childish name given by Perona.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: Due to Perona always shushing him, he's unable to tell her anything important, such as when he tried to wake her when Brook was invading Thriller Bark or when he tries to tell the others that Nami, Usopp, and Chopper were hiding in his body. When the three were exposed, Perona accused Kumacy of aiding them and still wouldn't let him explain the situation.
  • The Quiet One: Invoked by Perona, who instantly berates Nekumashi if he tries to speak because she thinks he's not cute when he speaks.
  • Running Gag: Perona berates him whenever he talks, even after she has asked him a question. Also, it doesn't matter if it's Perona, someone always interrupts him.
  • Satellite Character: His character revolves completely around his master, Perona.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Some translations refer to him as "Kumaci"
  • Vocal Dissonance: How Perona sees him; his cute (to her at least) appearance is ruined by his incredibly deep voice.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: His eyes are big and round and constantly wide open while the irises are very small, making him having permanently this expression.

    Dog Penguin 

Dog Penguin

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

Debut: Chapter 451 (Manga), Episode 345 (Anime)

"A power that can't be measured! A power that makes the impossible possible! A power that blows everything away! The name of that tempest is... LOVE!!!"
Chapter 453

A penguin zombie with a dog face who's reanimated with Sanji's shadow. Since Moria didn't recognize Sanji in his bounty poster, he put his shadow in an ordinary Wild Zombie, giving him much strength.At first, Dog Penguin is chivalrous like his shadow's owner, but quickly loses memory and personality (except his rivalry with Jigoro, who has Zoro's shadow).

During his fight (with Hogback, Cindry and Jigoro) against Chopper and Robin, the doctor accidentally orders him and Jigoro to jump out of the tower, and they obey.

    Jigoro "of the Wind" 

Jigoro (Zombie 850)

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP), Christopher Sabat (EN)

Age: 59

Debut: Chapter 452 (Manga), Episode 346 (Anime)

A General Zombie who's revived with Zoro's shadow. While alive, he was a famous swordsman who killed a thousand pirates to defend his family. As a zombie, at first he's a proud and arrogant warrior, until he turns into a zombie fully devoted to his masters.

He fights (with Hogback, Cindry and Dog Penguin) against Robin and Chopper, until Hogback accidentally orders him and Dog Penguin to jump out of the tower, and they do.

  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He has Zoro's shadow and a comparable strength .
  • Disney Villain Death: Jumps out of the tower after Hogback accidentally orders him to do so.
  • Dual Wielding: Just like Zoro, he fights with three swords, with the third one in his mouth, and uses his same moves.
  • Enemy Civil War: After having accidentally attacked Dog Penguin, the latter attacks him back, and the two begin a quarrel in the middle of a fight.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's really strong, incredibly fast, and able to endure a lot of attacks.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Jigoro's nickname, aka Jigoro "of the Wind". It's not clear why he's called that way and he doesn't show anything that can be related to the wind.
  • No Sense of Direction: It shouldn't be surprising, from a zombie with Zoro's shadow.
  • One-Man Army: He killed a thousand pirates when alive, and it's safe to say, considering his shadow's owner, that zombie Jigoro is as much strong.
  • Papa Wolf: In life, Jigoro sliced 3000 pirates and more just to protect his family.
  • Razor Wind: Just like Zoro, he uses the 108 Pound Phoenix technique and makes sharp air slashes.
  • Smug Super: He's very proud of his ability as a swordsman, though he loses his pride along with his emotions later on.



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

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

"Oh, when you get angry it just makes me want you more!!! Give me your finger, Absalom! I love you!"
Chapter 451

A zombie warthog with a white bride dress, who was revived with Lola's shadow. Just like her shadow's owner, she's determined to get married, though she doesn't propose to any men she meets but instead fully concentrates on Absalom. Her zombie number is unknown.

Despite an initial mistrust, she befriends Nami, with the latter trying to pass for a man but zombie Lola quickly seeing through her lie, and even saved the pirate from one of Absalom's marriage attempt. After Oars's defeat, Moria removes Lola's shadow with his ''Shadow Asgard", turning zombie Lola back into a lifeless corpse.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: She's constantly trying to kiss Absalom or trick him into marrying her, much to his horror. Besides this, she is actually a nice person.
  • Affably Evil: Once you befriend her, she's a really nice person... ahem, warthog. The only reasons she could be listed as "evil" are because she's one of Moria's zombies and because she kills any possible enemy between her and Absalom.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: She attempts to marry Absalom multiple times against his will.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She doesn't like when Absalom shows interest in other girls, to the point of attempting to murder them.
  • Determinator: It doesn't matter how many times Absalom rejects her, she still keeps trying to marry him. Nami's (fake) support makes her even more determined.
  • Dual Wielding: She duel wields a pair of katana.
  • Dude, She's Like in a Coma: A rare gender flipped example. She finally manages to marry and kiss Absalom after the latter has been knocked out by Sanji and Nami.
  • Dumb Muscle: Subverted. Lola apparently believes Nami's lie about being a man, but later Lola reveals that she knew that Nami wasn't telling the truth stating that it was rather obvious.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Not that Lola was much of a Heel to begin with, but she does initially oppose the Straw Hats due to her misunderstanding that Nami is trying to marry Absalom. After Nami clears the whole situation up the two quickly become friends, and later Lola helps rescue Nami from Absalom when he's attempting to marry her while the other Straw Hats are busy fighting Oars.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted. She has the same name as her shadow's original owner, Lola.
  • Pink Is Feminine: She's a female zombie warthog and is completely pink.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Unlike the original Lola, who proposes to everyone she meets, zombie Lola wants to marry only Absalom.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristic: If being pink isn't a big enough hint (especially if you read the black and white manga), she has lipstick and long eyelashes that tells you she's female.
  • Token Good Teammate: To all of the zombies of Thriller Bark, as she has clearly been working for Moria for awhile but she still retains her free will and is only antagonistic toward the Straw Hats when she thinks that Nami is trying to get between her and Absalom. After Nami clears the misunderstanding, she gets much friendlier.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Given that Absalom is a bigger pervert than even Sanji or Brook, one has to wonder why she wants to marry him so badly.



Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (JP), Todd Upchurch (EN)

Debut: Chapter 452 (Manga), Episode 346 (Anime)

One of the General Zombies. He's a giant, literal spider monkey that has the job to capture ships using his web. His zombie number it's unknown but, considering he's a general zombie, it's probably a number in the 800s series.

He fights Franky and Nico Robin until Brook arrives, defeats and purifies him.

  • All Webbed Up: He can create huge and resistant web with the purpose to block other ships so that its crewmember's shadow are used to make new zombies. He's the one who blocks the Thousand Sunny at the beginning of the arc.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: After enduring Franky's and Robin's attacks, Brook manages to cut him by hitting his weak spot.
  • Eye Scream: Downplayed. During their clash, Robin slaps his eye, hurting him. Then Tararan makes the situation worse by accidentally putting his own web into both his eyes.
  • Giant Spider: Tararan is giant spider with the head, hands and tail of a monkey. Even his subordinates, the spider-mice, are giant spiders, albeith much smaller than him, with the head and tail of a mouse.
  • Large and in Charge: Tararan is a huge spider-monkey zombie and, not only is he a general zombie, therefore one of Thriller Bark strongest ones, but he also commands an army of smaller spider-mice which he sends against Franky and Robin.
  • Made of Iron: Hogback modified all of his threads to make them immune to most sword attacks. Tararan himself also endures an heavy beatdown from Franky.
  • The Minion Master: Tararan commands a group of spider-mice, small zombie-mice with spider legs. Tararan call them to assist him in the combat against Franky and Robin.
  • Mix-and-Match Critter: Like many zombies, Tararan's body is made up of multiple animal parts, which in this case are from a giant spider and a giant monkey.
  • Out of the Frying Pan: After Nico Robin slaps his right eye, Tararan instinctively covers his eyes with his hands, but accidentally shoots spider web into both his eyes, worsening his condition.
  • Power Palms: Unlike most spiders, Tararan shoots spider web from his palms rather than his behind.
  • Signature Laugh: His laugh is "A-a-a-a-a", just like that of a monkey.
  • Verbal Tic: Has the habit of beginning his sentences with "Monkey, monkey".
  • Visual Pun: He's literally a "spider-monkey".

Alternative Title(s): One Piece Thriller Bark Denizens