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Wano Country is a powerful, isolated country in the New World that is not affiliated with the World Government. It is based off feudal Japan and is renowned for its isolationism, and being inhabited by powerful samurai. The land was previously ruled by the Kozuki Family, until Kaido conspired with the family's usurper, Shogun Kurozumi Orochi, to overthrow their rule 18 years before the beginning of the story. It remains ruled by Orochi in allegiance with Kaido's faction.
- Artistic License Geography: Just like most of the New World, Wano's hydrography runs on nonsensoleum. The sea currents actually flow into the country like some sort of reverse river, and yet the Straw Hats come across a waterfall that brings fresh water into the sea just like a traditional river. This all happens in the same water stream. The whole thing gets lampshaded.
- Bystander Syndrome: For many years, Wano has kept themselves isolated from the outside world, ignoring several major events such as the Paramount War.
- Crapsack World: Life outside of Wano's capital is not happy to say the least. Because of Kaido's factories, the land has become a wasteland not unlike that of Fist of the North Star.
- Edible Theme Naming: Five of the six major regions in Wano, Ringo, Kibi, Kuri, Hakumai, and Udon, are all named after food. They are however spelled slightly differently in Japanese in order to sound more like locations.
- Gaia's Lament: Kaido's factories have turned the countryside of Wano into a wasteland where the rivers are poisoned and wild animals roam free in abandoned villages.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. A number of characters in Wano share names with other characters, though the names themselves are in kanji rather than katakana.
- Red Light District: There is a literal one in the Flower Capital, where there are multiple courtesans.
- Samurai Ponytail: All the samurai from Wano Country, which is based off feudal Japan, wear their hair in a ponytail, making them easy to recognize. One of them, Kiku, ties her usual Hime Cut into a high ponytail in combat.
- Scenery Porn: Wano Country looks absolutely gorgeous, to say the least. Subverted in a big way though when we see what the country looks like outside the capital, however.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Being based on feudal Japan, this is the country's general view on women. This isn't to say all the women in Wano are subservient and submissive however.
- World of Badass: In a World Of Badass, no less. Wano has managed to maintain its isolation thanks to this, in addition to being backed with one of the most powerful pirate fleets in the world. Their samurai in particular are powerful enough to kill a dragon in one hit, curb-stomp a top officer of the aforementioned pirate fleet, and in general make the Marines not want anything to do with the country.
- Wutai: Wano is just one giant love letter to traditional Japanese culture and heritage. The country is heavily styled after feudal Japan, complete with samurai, ninjas, geishas, and the like. What natural beauty untouched by the ravages of Kaidou resemble the Ukiyo-e genre of Japanese art with gorgeous locations looking like they came straight out of Japanese woodblock prints and paintings. This aesthetic also is prevalent in varying degrees in Wano's people such as Kin'emon and the country's fauna. Additionally, many of the country's native creatures come straight out of traditional Japanese Mythology such as komainu, tanuki, and qilin to just name a few.
The feudal family which used to rule the country until Kaido's assault twenty years before the Wano Arc. The only surviving family member is Momonosuke, Kozuki Oden's son.
- Edible Theme Naming: Certain names within the Kozuki clan are named after food. Kozuki Oden and his father, Kozuki Sukiyaki are named after Japanese soup dishes, Oden and Sukiyaki respectively. With the various allusions to Momotarō, Kozuki Momosuke is obviously named after the titular hero whose name translates to "Peach Boy". The family name, Kozuki means moonlight but if the "o" sound is shortened, it can mean red bean. The Nine Scabbards that serve the family are called Akazaya in the original Japanese and does indeed mean red scabbard/sheath. However, there is also a type of food called Akazaya Mochi, which is red bean paste in baked mochi.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Kozuki Toki used her Devil Fruit power to send Momonosuke, Kin'emon, Kanjuro, Raizo, and Kiku 20 years into the future.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: Combined with Written by the Winners. The Kozuki clan are made out to be villains of the land with schools teaching their students that them trying to open the gates to foreigners was a heinous action and that Orochi is considered a "hero" for stopping them. Still, there are some rebels who don't believe Orochi's lies and are waiting for the return of the Kozuki clan.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Subverted. When Luffy joins Law in Wano, the latter shows him the Kozuki Family and its servants' graves, and explains they can only come out once the sun is set. It's actually revealed the latter is true because Kin'emon suffers diarrhea during the day, while the graves are there because they are believed to be dead, but they've actually traveled twenty years into the future. Luffy then yells at Law for being so misleading.
- Time Travel: This happened to Momonosuke, Kin'emon, Kanjuro, Raizo, and Kiku. They come from the Wano of 20 years ago, when it was conquered by Kaido and Orochi, and were sent forward in time to the present day by Toki, Momonosuke's mother, via her Devil fruit powers. Thus, to them, the deaths of Oden and his wife, the destruction of Oden Castle, and the conquering of Wano feels like it took place mere months ago rather than two decades.
- Ultimate Blacksmith: The clan is renown for their stonemasonry, that the Sea Prisms can only be refined into ammunition in Wano, and they are the ones who crafted the indestructible Ponegylphs for the Ancient Kingdom many centuries ago.
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP)
Debut: Chapter 684 (Manga), Episode 609 (Anime)
Kin'emon's apparent son, brought with the other children to Punk Hazard to be experimented on by Caesar Clown. Hid himself after accidentally eating an imperfect, man-made Devil Fruit made by Vegapunk and turned into a little eastern dragon as a result. Later, its revealed that he and Kinemon arent actually father and son, but master and retainer, and that Momonosukes real father is Kozuki Oden, the deceased Daimyo of Wano's Kuri region. Both of his parents were slain by Kaido, and Momonosuke and his retainers are now on the run from the Beasts Pirates who have usurped the throne. He also has the mysterious power to hear the voice of all things.
- Baleful Polymorph: Initially. Driven by hunger, he ate a man-made Devil Fruit and got turned into a Dragon, but has no idea how to control the transformation. Though he turns back to normal at the hand of the Punk Hazard arc, and has since kept switching between human and dragon forms.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Apparently comes with being a Kid Samurai. He quickly gets on the male Straw Hats' nerves, but puts up a cute and innocent facade to stay in the female Straw Hats' graces.
- Cassandra Truth: Told the Straw Hats that he met Roger, despite Roger dying some 16 years before Momonosuke was even born. This statement was immediately dismissed as a childish lie. Then came The Reveal that Momonosuke and his retainers jumped forward in time 20 years, meaning it is possible he met Roger at the age of four or younger.
- Determinator: He spent ten days without eating anything at all, aside from the above Devil Fruit.
- Dirty Kid: Uses his cuteness to get away with hoggling the Straw Hat ladies' breasts and get to sleep in the ladies bedroom with them. And to protect him from the insanely jealous Sanji, Brook, and Kin'emon while taunting them by hoggling Nami's breasts.
- Harmful to Minors: He's been terrified of Doflamingo ever since he saw him brutally torturing a gladiator for not killing his opponent and, previously, he even saw his mother get executed by Kaido.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Hasn't exactly got a hold on how his powers work, changing from a dragon to his human form and back again without even realizing. There's also the fact that the Devil Fruit was Vegapunk's man-made Devil Fruit, and the story has yet to explain its mechanics. There also seems to be some form of mind control involved as Momonosuke didn't start flying until Luffy suddenly mentioned Doflamingo, which activated some form of imagery of him in the boy's mind. Momo doesn't even remember flying when Luffy tells him later on.
- Irony: A fairly dark example - that Eastern Dragon artificial Devil Fruit that he ate? It currently looks like Kaido, the man who murdered his mother, is the possessor of the actual Eastern Dragon Devil Fruit.
- Kid Samurai: Comes with being the son of a samurai, although he has never shown any combat ability so far. It might be because he's actually the son of a deceased lord.
- Living Macguffin: Doflamingo wants to capture him because of his lineage as the heir to the clan that created the Poneglyphs, as well as being the son of a man who set foot on Raftel and learned the true history of the world. It affects him too, but for a different reason, as whenever he remembers Doffy's face, he instinctively turns into his dragon form out of fear.
- Meaningful Name: The "momo" in his name comes from the Japanese word for pink, which is reflected by his dragon form being mostly pink. His name also refers to the tale of Momotaro, an old Japanese fairy tale about a boy who was born from a peach and went on to become a great samurai. When he gets hit by Jola's powers, his head humorously changes into a peach shape.
- Not Quite Flight: As a dragon, he shows the ability to "fly" by grabbing clouds he produces.
- Nightmare Fuel: In-Universe, Doflamingo is this to him. Just hearing or thinking about him causes him to get so scared that he loses control of his Devil Fruit powers; this was even a plot point the first time it happened onscreen, as it caused him to fly out of the trash bin he and Luffy were stuck in; though Momonosuke completely forgot about that flight later. This was due to him witnessing Doflamingo brutally torturing a gladiator firsthand.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Unlike those seen so far, he's an eastern type, and quite small. Luffy also mistakes him for the user of the "Eel Eel" fruit.
- Really Royalty Reveal: Kin'emon is not his father; he's his bodyguard, and they simply play that role in order to keep a lower profile while traveling to foreign countries. In truth, Momonosuke's deceased father was the ruler of the Kozuki clan of Wano Country, and Momo is the heir to his throne.
- Scaled Up: Momonosuke can turn into an Eastern dragon thanks to having eaten a fake devil fruit.
- You Killed My Father: His parents were struck down by Kaido eighteen years before the beginning of the story.
Debut: Chapter 909 (Manga)
The daughter of the deceased samurai and daimyo Kozuki Oden and Momonosuke's younger sister, who became older than him after he was sent 20 years into the future by their mother. In the present-day she is known as Komurasaki, the highest ranked oiran of the Wano Country and Orochi's courtesan.
- Ambiguously Evil: Her allegiance is unclear during her early appearances. While her Establishing Character Moment is a Kick the Dog moment, her victim is actually Asshole Victim making the act morally gray at worst. During Orochi's feast, Kyoshiro and other paints her as a Gold Digger only out for herself. Then she defends poor Toko from Orochi's wrath, declaring that, as a daughter of a samurai, she has a sense of honor. After that she shows a much more kind and grateful side, and is revealed to be a member of the Kozuki Clan.
- Big Little Sister: Towards Momonosuke, due to time travel. Hiyori was normally two years younger than her brother, but Momo was sent twenty years forward in time while Hiyori was not. As a result, she's grown into a young woman while he's still remained a kid.
- Break the Cutie: The logical result when a young child witnesses the death of her parents, sees her brother and most of her bodyguards disappear, and her home destroyed in roughly one day. Thankfully, Kawamatsu managed to cheer her up again.
- Chekhov's Gunman: She's actually the masked woman who plays the shamisen at the beginning and end of Wano's first act, but is only revealed when she plays a symphony at Orochi's castle.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: She slaps Orochi to stop his attempts at killing Toko and even scolds him, saying she's not afraid to stand up to him and putting a target on her back as well.
- Dude Magnet: Reconstructed. She attracts everyone, even girls. However, she manipulates the men that love her into selling everything they have to give her money so she can be freed from the red light district and live with them. Then she ditches them once they don't have any more money. But then comes the reveals that her victims are greedy assholes who had it coming, making it an example of Kick the Son of a Bitch.
- Even the Girls Want Her: The crowd that gathers to admire Komurasaki while she walks through the capital is composed of both men and women.
- Face Death with Dignity: When asked by Kyoshiro if she's ready to die, she reply she is before promptly being cut down. Subverted when she's revealed to (somehow) be alive and well.
- To her true identity: The same chapter that Momonosuke mentioned Hiyori, Komurasaki appeared as the only major named character who fit the bill. It didn't take long for the fandom to connect the dots.
- To her true nature: Despite her Kick the Dog Establishing Character Moment, her victims actually sold off his wife and children. Hinting at the Black and Grey Morality in play.
- Good All Along: She's presented as a greedy and manipulative woman, but then reveals some depths at Orochi's mansion, where she protects Toko from the shogun's wrath. After being saved by Zoro, she reveals she's Kozuki Oden's daughter.
- Hair Decs: Befitting an oiran, she wears a very fancy headdress with flowers and tassels.
- Hate Sink: Subverted. The flashback presents her as a manipulative, greedy woman who has ruined the lives of at least three men by pretending that she wanted freedom and tricked the men into selling everything they own, their belongings, house, and even family, until they have no money left they can give her, by which point she sadistically reveals the truth and abandons them, taking enjoyment out of their suffering. However, her slap at Orochi to save Toko paints her in a more positive light, she shows a much more gracious side after Zoro saves her and Toko from Kamazo, and the men she sucked dry were Asshole Victims who made profit through arson.
- Heroic BSoD: After assisting at her parents' death and the destruction of her castle by Kaido's army when she was only six years old, Hiyori says she remained mute for a long time. Thankfully, Kawamatsu cheered her out of it.
- Heroic Seductress: She bankrupted the three collaborators of an arson ring out through seduction, buy these guys deserved it.
- Hidden Backup Princess: She was not sent to the future along with Momonosuke due to this trope. In case Momonosuke fails to revive the clan, then it would fall on her to continue the clan's lineage.
- Hidden Depths: She is not afraid of defending Toko from Orochi's wrath, going so far as to slap the latter. When ordered to bow down and apologize, she refuses, claiming that she has a sense of honor as the daughter of a samurai.
- High-Class Call Girl: As family-friendly as it can be for a Shonen series, in her identity as "Komurasaki", she's Wano's most famous courtesan, and has been chosen by the Shogun to perform his services.
- Ironic Name / Meaningful Name: Her alias Komurasaki comes from Miura-ya Komurasaki, a real life oiran who had a tragic love story depicted in the painting "The Lovers Miura-ya Komurasaki and Shirai Gonpachi". In the story the man Hirai committed crimes to buy Komurasaki's freedom, but she truly loved him and was Driven to Suicide when his crimes led to his death. This Komurasaki also manipulate men into commiting crimes HOWEVER, the men were asshole criminals and she bankrupted them out of their ill-gotten gains from running an arsonist ring.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Its revealed all her victims were greedy crooks who had it coming.
- Long-Lost Relative: She's Momonosuke's younger sister Hiyori, who has been separated from him for 20 years after he was sent to the future.
- Mama Bear: She's very protective of her young attendant Toko. When Orochi tries to kill the girl for laughing at him, she has no hesitation and starts to plead for the girl's life. It doesn't work, so she opts for bitch-slapping the freaking shogun instead.
- Really Royalty Reveal: Komurasaki is in truth Hiyori, the daughter of Wano Country's slain daimyo and Momonosuke's sister.
- Silk Hiding Steel: She's famed as the most beautiful woman in Wano and is the highest-ranked oiran, maintaining an air of elegance with her graceful demeanor and ornate kimono. This doesn't stop her from swindling men for their money and slapping Orochi for trying to kill Toko. As she states, as the daughter of a samurai she refuses to be submissive and would rather die than be Orochi's wife.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Beautiful!: The other oiran comments about how Komurasaki always gets off scot-free from her actions because she's Wano's most beautiful woman. This does not last, albeit only because Kyoshiro executes her without Orochi's permission. Double Subverted since Orochi himself woud've forgiven her because he's in love with her.
- Statuesque Stunner: Invoked. She wears a pair of gigantic stilts during her parade and is the most beautiful woman of Wano.
- Sudden Principled Stand: She's presented as a Manipulative Bitch but then she delivers an Armor-Piercing Slap to Orochi for trying to kill Toko and refuses to back down, declaring she must have some honor because her father was a samurai.
- Trying Not to Cry: Played for Laughs. Upon learning that her brother Momonosuke is still alive, she's very happy, but, she claims that, as the daughter of a samurai, she must not cry, making a very goofy face while containing her tears.
- Unexplained Recovery: It's not clear how exactly she has survived getting cut apart by Kyoshiro, or how she was able to make everyone think she died.
- Walking Spoiler: Komurasaki is actually Kozuki Hiyori, Momonosuke's younger sister and a member of the Kozuki Clan.
- When She Smiles: While she's pretty in general, her beauty really shines through after she and Toko flee the capital and are saved by Zoro, when she makes a genuine smile.
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: While it's still not clear if she can be a contender for the title along with Boa Hancock and Shirahoshi, she's without doubt the most beautiful woman in the Wano Country and has many admirers.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has teal (blue-green) hair.
Nine Red Scabbards
- Badass Crew: They consist of the two rulers of the Mink Tribe and samurai strong enough to compete with the strongest members of an emperor's crew.
- Praetorian Guard: They used to be Lord Kozuki Oden's most trusted guardians and companions.
- Undying Loyalty: It doesn't matter if they're scattered or have to wait 20 years for Momonosuke's return, they remain faithful to the Kozuki clan. For Ashura-doji, however, his loyalty stopped with Kozuki Oden, and, after the latter's death, he went back to his bandit lifestyle.
Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (JP), Chris Ryan (EN)
Birthday: January 29th
Debut: Chapter 656 (Manga), Episode 580 (Anime)
A samurai from Wano Country that the Straw Hats meet on Punk Hazard. He is initially introduced as looking for his lost son, Momonosuke. When he arrived on the island, Trafalgar Law sliced up his body parts (head, torso, and legs), which were then scattered throughout the area. He has eaten the Garb-Garb Fruit (Fuku Fuku no Mi) which gives him the ability to create clothes for himself and others, which he erroneously believes is simply "sorcery." Later reveals himself as a retainer to the Kozuki Family posing as Monosuke's father. He's the captain of the Nine Red Scabbards.
- Action Dad: Stormed Punk Hazard just to retrieve Momonosuke; it took a Warlord to stop him and even as a legless, headless torso he can fight Brook on equal ground. Oh, and his slashes set things alight, and can cut through explosions.
- Antiquated Linguistics: Speaks in a very archaic way. For example he uses the Japanese Pronoun "Sessha" (lit. my humble self) for himself, a very old and now extinct pronoun used by samurai.
- Arc Symbol: The Kozuki Clan symbol on his back has also apparently appeared inside the Claw Forest's Whale Tree for hundreds of years.
- Badass Beard: Dude's a badass samurai who can cut explosions, and he's got the beard to show that.
- Calling Your Attacks: Among others, Flame Split (Homurazaki) and Flaming Flash (Karyuu Issen).
- Dirty Old Man: Chastised Nami for her revealing clothes, only to admit that he didn't mind her dressing like that. He also got really jealous of Momonosuke when he used his cuteness to not only charm Nami and Robin, but also sleep in their room.
- Dual Wielding: He's so skilled that even as a legless-headless torso he can still fight back against Brook, using one of the swords to stand still.
- Fights Like a Normal: Kin'emon has Devil Fruit powers, but they don't seem to have any kind of combat application. All of his actual fighting prowess comes from his own natural skills.
- Functional Magic: He ate a Devil Fruit that granted him the ill-defined ability of "sorcery," which is activated by saying "poof". He uses this to turn rocks into winter clothing, though he warns the transformation will only last so long as the clothes are being worn.
- Gasshole: And he can communicate using his farts even!
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Technically 1/3rd the man he used to be. For a good portion of the Punk Hazard arc, his body was separated into three: his head, his upper body, and his lower body. He finally got all his body parts together in Chapter 672, and as it turns out stands just as tall as Brook (8'9!).
- Happily Married: It's revealed he's married to Tsuru. He's driven to tears when he learns she's remained faithful to him after 20 years.
- Implausible Fencing Powers: He can burn things and cut explosions with his Foxfire Style (Kitsunebiryu).
- Japanese Politeness: Wano Country's Japanese-ness extends to traditional social graces. He can be haughty as any aristocrat, but he also turns extremely self-effacing and even gets on his hands and knees while begging the Straw Hats' forgiveness for a rather minor slight (he assumed as pirates they were cheap thugs), or when requesting a favor.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's bad-tempered, hates pirates and has rather outdated views on women, but he's a noble honorable man and cares greatly for Momonosuke.
- Katanas Are Just Better: He uses two of 'em.
- Ki Manipulation: He can use Armament Haki which he used to help Zoro slow down Doflamingo's Birdcage. He's also implied to be able to use Observation Haki since he says he can feel people's "auras" and his surroundings.
- Ladykiller in Love: He's perverted and likes to flirt with and ogle beautiful women, but he has a wife, Tsuru, and his first thought to himself when he sees her again is that she's still beautiful even after 20 years.
- Literally Shattered Lives: Happened when Brook accidentally knocked him over after he was exposed to Shinokuni, though he inexplicably survives. Sanji immediately lampshades it and kicks him, saying he should be dead.
- The Leader: In Chapter 932, when telling his minions about Kozuki Toki's prophecy, Orochi mentions that Kin'emon is the captain of the Nine Red Scabbards.
- Losing Your Head: Prior to his introduction, he got himself beheaded and then his head got cut to pieces courtesy of Law. Since Law's victims are unharmed when sliced apart, he survives the ordeal.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Inverted. Kin'emon is not Momonosuke's father. He's a subordinate of Momo's real father, who happens to be the ruler of an influential clan in the Wano Kingdom.
- Master of Disguise: Implied to be the intended use of his Devil Fruit ability. He even managed to dress as Doflamingo and fool the castle guards for a while.
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya: My Name Is Kin'emon. You kidnapped my son. Prepare to Die.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Played for laughs. When he reveals his powers, he's berated for not using them earlier. He admits that he didn't do so because he liked seeing Nami in her revealing outfit.
- The Nicknamer: Refers to the Straw Hats as various things from Japanese culture. For example, he calls Usopp a Tengu and calls Robin a courtesan.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is based on the late Japanese actor Nakamura Kinnosuke, who Oda is a fan of.
- Papa Wolf: Protects Momonosuke at all costs and risks his life multiple times to save him. Subverted once it's revealed he's not actually his father, but his bodyguard, while Momonosuke's real dad (and Kine'mon's true master) died a long time ago. Regardless, they're obviously still close to each other.
- Power Perversion Potential: Implies that his ability to summon up any set of clothes can extend to "topless", and this raises a rather interesting question- normally the effect wears off once someone removes the clothes. Also, when giving clothes to the Straw Hats in order to help them blending into Wano, he gives Nami a very skimpy ninja outfit, claiming it's normal for a kunoichi to dress up that way.
- Samurai: He's a samurai, like most warriors of Wano Country, and is considered among the strongest ones. He also serves the Kozuki clan, which includes Momonosuke; thus, he's an 8-year old's loyal subordinate.
- Samurai Ponytail: He has a small topknot that Sanji uses to identify him as a samurai from Wano.
- Spanner in the Works: His attempt to rescue Momonosuke leads to the Straw Hat-Law team up, the end of Caesar Clown's years of SAD production as well as the release of the children he kidnapped, and a bidding war between Kaido and Doflamingo.
- Stay in the Kitchen: With his archaic samurai demeanor comes fairly dated views on how women should act. He criticizes Nami for her informal, direct way of talking toward him and her temper. He also believes that her revealing outfit as a result of being stripped and deems her lewd when she clarifies that she's voluntarily dressed like that, though he ultimately can't hide his lustful joy over her "breast band".
- Suicide as Comedy: Threatens to use seppuku at the slightest embarrassment.
- Taken for Granite: He's turned into a statue by Shinokuni's deadly gas but gets better thanks to Trafalgar Law.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Rages at the Straw Hats for being pirates as they rescue him, then blatantly takes advantage of Sanji being unwilling to leave him behind to harass him further. Grows out of it when they help him put himself back together.
"Evening Shower" Kanjuro
Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki (JP)
Birthday: July 21st
Debut: Chapter 700 (Manga), Episode 629 (Anime)
Kin'emon's samurai friend. Upon washing up on the shores of Dressrosa, he, Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and a fourth samurai were apprehended by Doflamingo's troops. Kanjuro allowed himself to be captured to give his friends enough time to escape. He has eaten a Devil Fruit that allows him to bring to life anything he draws. Regrettably, the innate usefulness his powers bring to the table is severely limited by his own lack of drawing skills.
- Art Attacker: His Weapon of Choice is a sword-sized paintbrush, and uses it to create paintings that are brought to life with his Devil Fruit power.
- Art Initiates Life: His Devil Fruit ability allows him to bring anything he draws to life. Unfortunately, he can't quite take full advantage of it.
- Distressed Dude: By way of Heroic Sacrifice. Saving him becomes one of the Straw Hats' objectives in Dressrosa. He eventually becomes a Dude OUT of Distress after he escapes on his own.
- Improbable Weapon User: His sword is actually a gigantic paintbrush, which he uses to draw things to life.
- Ki Manipulation: He can use Armament Haki which he used to help Zoro with slowing down the Birdcage.
- Nice Guy: He's rather friendly and polite compared to the more temperamental Kin'emon.
- Rapunzel Hair: His hair resembles that of a Kabuki-Theatre actor and goes all the way down to his feet.
- Required Secondary Powers: Or "Required Secondary Ability" in this case rather than a power, and the fact that he doesn't have them is Lampshaded; in order to fully utilize his powers, it would be much more convenient for him if he could actually draw well. Which he can't. By a long shot.
- Samurai: He is one, from Wano Country just like Kin'emon, albeit his appearance resembles that of a Kabuki actor.
- Terrible Artist: Ironically, given his ability to make real anything he draws. This results in the living beings he creates being shoddy and generally don't last long.
Raizo of the Mist
Voiced by: Masashi Ebara
Birthday: February 26th
Debut: Chapter 817 (Manga), Episode 768 (Anime)
A ninja from Wano Country, retainer for the Kozuki Family, member of the Nine Red Scabbards and one of Kin'emon's companions. Jack's search for him caused untold amount of devastation to the Mokomo Dukedom.
- Badass in Distress: Played with. He's no slouch himself, but when Jack came looking for him, he had to take refuge in the Mokomo Dukedom. And then the Minks chained him against his will, since he could not stomach seeing his Mink allies getting slaughtered and was ready to turn himself in to stop the carnage.
- Gonk: Drawn in a very cartoony style, with an over-sized head and short limbs; to his dismay, as he notes that the kunoichi don't even dare look at him. This doesn't diminish his badass credibility at all.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has an odd scar shaped like a crescent moon on his forehead.
- Ninja: The first seen in the verse. At first he claims he's a "serious" one who doesn't do special tricks but, after hearing Luffy and Chopper's disappointing comments, starts performing many Naruto-style ninja arts.
- Self-Duplication: One of his ninja ability is to create shadow clones of himself.
- Stealth Expert: As befitting a Ninja. He sneaks in Kaido's forced labor camp to keep Luffy up to date with the plan.
Debut: Chapter 913 (Manga)
The poster girl for Tsuru's tea house in Okobore Town in the region of Kuri. When Tama gets kidnapped, she quickly reveals her true occupation as a samurai and joins Luffy and Zoro on their quest to save her. She is later revealed to be a servant of the Kozuki Clan.
- Action Girl: Double Subverted. Tsuru describes her as a very strong swordswoman and she calls herself a samurai, but after cutting Urashima's knot, she's immediately scared of what she has done and needs Zoro to motivate her in kicking ass again. After she's motivated, she easily defeats multiple mooks.
- Badass Adorable: She's a big one, but still cute, and very skilled with her sword.
- Cool Big Sis: They may not be blood related, but she's very close to and protective of Tama.
- Hime Cut: She has blunt bangs, shoulder length sidelocks, and mid-back length hair. She's also a Lady of War in a kimono.
- Horse of a Different Color: Rides Komachiyo (the komainu) to chase after one of the Gifters who kidnapped Tama.
- Katanas Are Just Better: In a Japanese-like country like Wano, they most certainly are.
- Lady of War: She's beautiful, polite, wears a kimono, and works in a tea house. This hides her true nature as a female samurai who can wield a katana with great skill and precision.
- Master Swordswoman: She's skilled enough to slice off Urashima's topknot as he's running towards her.
- Silk Hiding Steel: A kind-hearted woman who works at Tsuru's tea shop, yet is quite firm in personal boundaries as shown when she rejected Urashima's offer to make her his wife, and gave chase to one of the Beasts Pirates after they kidnapped Tama. And she will raise her katana at you if you insist on your advances after she's already told you "no".
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the Nine Red Scabbards, yet just as skilled as her rank implies.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's so tall that, sitting down, Zoro (who is 5'11") only comes up to around her chest. That said, her beauty is directly proportional to her height.
Debut: Chapter 920 (Manga)
One of the three samurais of exceeding power, who's set as a top-priority target to be found by Kin'emon.
Originally the reigning bandit king of Kuri, he swore loyalty to Oden after his defeat in battle. After Oden's death, he returned to his former bandit lifestyle, but this time under the name Shutenmaru, and did so for the next twenty years.
- Acrofatic: He is able to move at blinding speed despite his girth, quick enough to give Jack a fight of his life.
- Brutal Honesty: When Kin'emon tries to get Ashura-doji to rejoin, he bluntly tells the former that the Kozuki clan's disappearance has caused Wano to suffer.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: At first, he comes across as another lazy and incompetent Fat Bastard in a series full of them, only to reveal himself as far more competent than that in a single panel flat.
- Cynicism Catalyst: The death of Oden not only eroded Ashura-doji's trust with the Kozuki clan, but also drove him into revisiting his past lifestyle as a bandit.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In his youth, he fought and lost to Oden, and became one of his loyal followers. Also deconstructed: After Oden's death, he no longer saw any reason to work with the Kozuki clan or uphold his late master's ideals, and went back to his old way of life. It's implied that an encounter with Kaido is a factor in this stance.
- Fallen Hero: He was once one of Oden's beloved retainers who turned his back on the Kozuki clan and returned to his bandit life shortly after his master's death.
- Fat Bastard: He's a thief willing to kill an old woman and massively obese.
- Freudian Excuse: His cynical views towards Wano as a country stems from the fact that Lord Oden was killed by Kaido during the latter's invasion.
- Gonk: He's a very fat and unpleasant bandit.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: In the past, he was a notorious mountain bandit whom Lord Oden defeated, thus earning his loyalty. Once Oden is killed, he returns to his past lifestyle of banditry.
- Jerkass: Let's face it, with his willingness to raid starving and impoverished villages without much regard for his people and his strained relationship towards Kin'emon and his ex-allies, Ashura-doji isn't the nicest of people.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While he obviously doesn't know all the details, he calls out Kin'emon and Momonosuke for expecting him to help the Kozuki clan after waiting many years. A reasonable point, since the clan's disappearance caused Wano to suffer and he has long since given up hope that the clan would return.
- Kick the Dog: He not only refuses to rejoin Kin'emon and his former allies, but he steals food just to make the villagers suffer.
- Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care that he is stealing food from defenseless villagers.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: When the forest he and his men are living in is set on fire by the Beasts Pirates, he decides it's time to go start bashing heads together.
- Master Swordsman: He effortlessly wounds Jack, who previously took on Dog Storm and Cat Viper for 5 days straight. When the Marines don't want anything to do with Wano due to the power of their Samurais, this is the reason why.
- Meaningful Name: His two names, Shutenmaru and Ashura Doji, are derived from Shuten-doji, the mythical demon (called oni in Japanese)) commonly seen in Japanese folklore. Ashura-doji means "demon offspring."
- Red Herring Shirt: He initially looks like another Fat Bastard thug who will be quickly taken down by the other characters. Then you see him fight...
- Ronin: He's a wandering samurai and laments how Wano "no longer has any real men whom a strong samurai can follow anymore". Considering his past as Lord Oden's retainer, it may also double as Despair Event Horizon.
- Tattooed Crook: Like Hyogoro of the Flower, Ashura-doji sports elaborate flower tattoos on his shoulders.
- Wham Shot: He manages to pre-emptively wound Jack and destroy one of his swords.
- The Worf Effect: He easily overpowers Jack at first, though they fight relatively evenly. He even calls him "small fry".
Kawamatsu "the Kappa"
Debut: Chapter 924 (Manga)
One of the three samurais of exceeding power, who's set as a top-priority target to be found by Kin'emon, and a kappa. He rescued Kozuki Hyori and raised her after the destruction of Oden's castle, however, he got caught when Hyori was only 13 and spent many years in the prison mine.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Twice! He's both the unnamed figure that is seen with Momonosuke and his group before they are sent to the future by Toki and the mysterious prisoner who Luffy sees before being sent to his own jail. However, it takes a few chapters before both of these figures are revealed to be the same character: one of the missing retainers mentioned by Kin'emon.
- Determinator: Despite being fed a poisonous fish a day, he keeps on clinging to life. Even the guards noted how people fed poisonous fish die after a few weeks, but not this guy. The fact he's actually a kappa might justify this.
- Improvised Weapon: Spat out fish bones to impale a prison guard's neck.
- Kappa: While in prison, he's described as a kind of "croco-shark", only to be revealed by Hyori to be an actual kappa. His kind are implied to hold a similarly frightening reputation in Wano as in real-world legends, but he nonetheless swore loyalty to Oden and took care of Hiyori after Kaido's invasion, even cheering her with a "kappa dance".
- Nice Guy: Took care of a very young Hiyori to the point he starved himself just to feed her, and cheered her up after she was traumatized by Kaido's invasion.
- Parental Substitute: Seemed to have become this to Hiyori after saving her from Oden Castle during Orochi's takeover. He took care of her, made sure she was fed, and did his best to keep her spirits up for seven years, until they were separated 13 years ago (when Hiyori was 13).
- Signature Laugh: His laugh is a punny "Kappappa", befitting for a kappa.
- Super Spit: He's able to spit fish bones with enough power and speed, that it acts as a projectile.
- Undying Loyalty: In contrast to Ashura-Doji, he is eager to join the rebellion against Orochi. He also saved Hiyori's life during Orochi's coup and took care of her for seven years afterwards, and his first question towards Raizo is whether Momonosuke is doing well.
One of the three samurais of exceeding power, who's set as a top-priority target to be found by Kin'emon.
- The Ghost: They've only been mentioned by Hiyori and Kin'emon so far, and that's the extent of what we know about them.
Other Retainers and Allies
Debut: Chapter 921 (Manga)
A veteran kunoichi from Wano Country who was Kin'emon's protégé. She has eaten the Ripe-Ripe Fruit (Juku Juku no Mi) which lets her age and rot any inanimate object she touches, a power she erroneously believes is "jutsu."
- Aichmophobia: She has a fear of sharp objects, screaming loudly when the ceiling gets stabbed after she and Nami are caught spying. Nami lampshades how unfit it makes her for battle.
- Berserk Button: Don't insult her looks unless you want to receive a Ninja Art: Ball-Crusher.
- Defector from Decadence: She used to serve under Fukurokuju and the Oniwabanshu, but quits when Fukurokuju decided to throw his lot with Orochi.
- Formerly Fit: Albeit she's still as agile as always, she used to have an Impossible Hourglass Figure like most women of One Piece, now she has a round body with short limbs.
- Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair like this.
- Gonk: She's short, stout, and has an unattractive face with large cheeks, mouth, and nose.
- Groin Attack: Parodied. One of her "Ninja Arts" is throwing an item which ricochets to hit Hanzo's groin. He questions if it's the origin of her old nickname "Man Killer".
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: As is a theme with many characters in Wano. What was once a feared member of the Oniwabanshu known for her beauty and technique is now an ugly middle-aged woman whose skills as a ninja are questionable at best.
- Insistent Terminology: She insists that her powers allow to ripen objects, not make them rot.
- I Was Quite a Looker: In the past she was a beautiful woman known to seduce and kill men, now she's so much of a Gonk Hanzo can't believe Shinobu is that same person.
- Make Them Rot: Her Devil Fruit power lets her rapidly age and decay anything she touches. She uses it to make a sinkhole under Oden Castle, saving her group from Kaido's fire breath attack.
- Meaningful Name: Shinobu means "to endure," or "to conceal oneself", and she's survived Orochi's reign for the last 20 years. It's also a variant word for "shinobi."
- Ninja: She's an experienced kunoichi. However, shes shown to be a fairly incompetent one, being unable to stay quiet, having a fear of sharp objects, and bad eyesight to spy on enemies.
- Proud Beauty: Subverted. She looked quite beautiful in the past, but in the present she's a Gonk who takes great pride in her looks, which no longer applies.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Almost a parody of the concept. She has no reservations with bathing alongside men in a bathhouse, and even seems to enjoy their lecherous stares, claiming "all young men are like that." Of course, she mistakenly believes she's the center of attention, when she's clearly not, but when you consider she was gorgeous in the past...
Hyogoro "of the Flower"
Debut: Chapter 926 (Manga)
A small, elderly man in the same prison in Udon as Luffy. Before Orochi took over, he was the most powerful yakuza boss in Wano and an ally to the Kozuki Clan.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Shinobu says Hyogoro was so popular when he was a Yakuza boss that, even after twenty years have passed, they would be able to gather the necessary 5000 people just for having him on their side.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He's first shown to be a small, timid old man in the Udon prison that Luffy gives some metal tickets to. He's later revealed to have been a powerful yakuza boss who was so popular that, even twenty years later, he could gather enough samurai for the Kozuki Clan to stand a chance against Orochi's forces.
- Dented Iron: He's in a lot of distress and just a shadow of his former self, but not only is he able to perform Haki strikes, it's the same kind of strike Rayleigh uses, which can strike the enemy without touching them.
- Despair Event Horizon: He admits that he has gotten pretty close to hitting it before seeing that Raizo is still alive - and hears that so are Momonosuke and the rest of the Nine Red Scabbards.
- Flaming Hair: While not exactly on fire, when he was young, his hair and his beard were flame-shaped. Nowadays, he has just a tiny bit of hair that resembles a small ember. Humorously, his hair flame grew significantly after he was full.
- Formerly Fit: He had a powerful, if somewhat portly body in his youth, while now he's a short old man. He can still kick ass, though.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: Once the most powerful and beloved Yakuza boss in Wano, he's now a malnourished, small elder imprisoned in Udon. Queen lampshades how pathetic the legendary Yakuza boss has become.
- I Owe You My Life: After Luffy shows him kindness, Hyogoro is reminded of the good old days of Wano and refuses to sell Luffy out even when he is threatened. He even begs Queen to spare Luffy in exchange of his life.
- Ki Attacks: Even in his old age, he's still a master of armament Haki, and can use it to hurt his enemies without even touching them.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He's an old man who's quite shorter than Luffy, to the point he can ride Luffy's back like a backpack.
- Neighbourhood-Friendly Gangsters: He's a notorious yakuza in the past, yet loved by all and still holds enough influence that they could easily amass the manpower needed for the rebellion.
- Noble Demon: He may have been a yakuza 20 years ago but was kind to commoners, making him very popular with the populace and even admired by Oden.
- Old Master: He's an old ex-Yakuza boss and, after Luffy saves Hyogoro, the latter becomes interested in the former until, when forced to fight together the wardens of the Prison Mines, Hyogoro offers Luffy to teach him how to use advanced armament Haki.
- Reality Ensues: As explained by the prison guards, a small and old man like Hyogoro isn't capable of moving so many stone blocks and thus, couldn't have earn so many food coupons, meaning Luffy indirectly gets Hyogoro into trouble by giving him his extra coupons.
- Shout-Out: His appearance when he was younger is a reference to the Nios, the guardians at the entrance of Buddhist temples.
- Take Me Instead: When both Hyogoro and Luffy are taken to Queen to be executed, Hyogoro pleads for the pirate to spare Luffy's life and just kill him.
- Tattooed Crook: Being a former Yakuza boss, he has a large tattoo with flower patterns on his shoulder. Unlike most examples, he is actually an honorable person beloved by everyone.
- Through His Stomach: Luffy gains Hyogoro's interest and respect by giving him some of his coupons for the kibidangos.
- Yakuza: He was once the most powerful yakuza boss in Wano and ruled its underworld until Orochi usurped the shogunate. Hyogoro's an example of the "romantic" and positive side of the Yakuza, since he was beloved by everyone when he was a boss
Debut: Chapter 929 (Manga)
A taikomochi from Ebisu Town outside the Flower Capital. As it turns out, not only is he an ally of the Kozuki clan's rebellion, but his true identity is that of Shimotsuki Yasuie, the former daimyo of the Hakumai region who served together with Kozuki Oden (daimyo of the Kuri region) under Oden's father Sukiyaki, the shogun of Wano. He constantly helps the people of Ebisu Town.
- Became Their Own Antithesis: Zig-zagged, according to Shinobu he used to be strict and stern. But he has always been on the side of the good guys, and he has enough people who admire him that even after he's been captured and tied up to be crucified, there are numerous citizens of the Flower Capital at his execution just to beg for his release.
- Dare to Be Badass: Gave a motivational speech to freshly exiled Kozuki Oden who took it so at heart that he became extremely popular and beloved.
- Defiant to the End: His last action is to insult Orochi, calling him a coward and claiming that the whole rebellion mark is just a prank by him. The humiliation is twofold: Orochi is painted as overracting for such a simple prank, and sowing doubt among Orochi's own men for following such a cowardly lord.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: With his death he single-handedly saved the budding Kozuki's rebellion and exposed Orochi as the cowardly fraud he really is.
- Formerly Fit: Like Hyogoro, the twenty years following the overthrowing of the Kozuki Clan have not been kind to him. As a daimyo, he was much taller and possessed a rather solid build, compared to his current short and unimposing figure.
- Funny Afro: It's hidden by his bandanna, but he does have a spiky, hedgehog-like afro.
- Gonk: Sure, he's so poor he probably doesn't take much care of his appearance, but even so, he's very goofy-looking, with a large and round head.
- Good Parents: While we've yet to see them interact, it's clear that Toko adores him. She sends him most of her pay from working for Komurasaki, and when she hears that he's going to be executed, she runs out of the house she was in towards the Flower Capital, screaming for him. His last thoughts before his execution are to apologize to her for dying and leaving her behind.
- Good Samaritan: He cares for and does his best to help everyone in Ebisu Town, even if he can only do little. The inhabitants love him back and even call him a "saint".
- Go Out with a Smile: As expected from someone who constantly smiles, even when ready to be executed, he says he's going to leave a final speech before dying with a smile.
- In-Series Nickname: "Yasu". Amusingly, this gets some Accidental Misnaming from Zoro, who calls him "Kasu" (meaning "scum/trash") in Japanese and "Assu" in English. This was apparently the case even back when he was known under his real identity of Yasuie, as Oden is also shown to have called him "Yasu".
- The Jester: He is a taikomochi, a male geisha and the medieval Japanese equivalent of a jester.
- Just Like Robin Hood: Subverted. When caught, he confesses of being the Witching-Hour Boy, who delivers money to the poor inhabitants of Ebisu Town during the nights but, before being executed, reveals he has actually lied to draw attention away from the real Witching-Hour Boy.
- Messianic Archetype: He's an All-Loving Hero who helps everyone in Ebisu Town, to the point that they call him a saint. To make this trope even more evident, during his execution he's tied up for a Crucified Hero Shot.
- Pauper Patches: He is from Ebisu, a very poor town where inhabitants cannot afford the necessary food to sustain themselves, so it seems natural that he cannot buy a new kimono to replace his patched one.
- Perpetual Smiler: Constantly has a large, teeth-bearing grin on his face. It's actually part of his philosophy.
- The Pollyanna: He is from Ebisu Town, where the entire population have conditioned themselves to always smile and be happy despite their living conditions, justifying it because humans are the only creatures that can laugh so they make the most of it by smiling constantly. Tonuyasu himself invoke this for the entire Town helping and cheering on every inhabitant.
- The Reveal: His real name is Yasuie, a daimyo of the Kozuki clan and the man who inspired Kozuki Oden.
- Riches to Rags: He once was a daimyo of the Kozuki family, so he was presumably quite wealthy and prosperous, but now lives in the extremely poor Ebisu Town.
- Sorry That I'm Dying: He's outwardly smiling and defiant in front of his upcoming execution, but his last thoughts are him begging his daughter's forgiveness for leaving her fatherless.
- Stepford Smiler: Those from Ebisu Town believe in smiling and laughing despite what misfortunes or pains they may suffer. It would be very hard to believe that they aren't hiding a great deal of sorrow and depression behind those grins.
- Thanatos Gambit: Pulling off a magnificent one that ends up killing three birds with one stone. By pretending to be Witching-hour Boy and getting caught, he saves the real Boy from further persecution. By taking advantage of his high profile and pretending that the Kozuki' s symbol are his "prank", he saves the rebellion, whose plan has been discovered, and taints Orochi's reputation by painting him as a paranoic coward.
Shogun Orochi and his Allies
Debut: Chapter 927 (Manga)
The current shogun of Wano and an ally of Kaido. As a part of his deal with Kaido, he also assisted in the persecution of the Kozuki Clan. He has eaten the Snake-Snake Fruit (Hebi Hebi no Mi), Model: Yamata-no-Orochi, a Mythical Zoan-class fruit that allows him to transform into the Yamata-no-Orochi, the eight-headed serpent from Japanese Mythology.
- Arc Villain: One of the main antagonists of the Wano Country arc and one of the very few to not be an actual pirate, albeit deeply connected to one.
- Arms Dealer: He's secretly making deals with The World Government to supply them with weapons, now that Joker is being imprisoned. But the price he asks now is Dr. Vegapunk, a step-up from WG-supplied battleships.
- Badass Boast: Albeit with a dose of Smug Snake, since Kaido is backing him, but come on, directly antagonizing the World Government itself, even shooting one of their top agents just to make a point, has to count for something. And considering how Wano has maintained its isolation even before Kaido came into the picture, that's not an empty boast.Orochi: "I'm not asking you if it's possible or not. Celestial Dragons? The Marines? Know this: We do not fear them. Even if all of you banded together, you'd never topple this country. I have Kaido himself at my back!"
- Beneath the Mask: He's not afraid of antagonizing The World Government, claiming that Kaido has his back. Yet it's revealed that he's still worried about the prophecy of Kozuki Clan's vengeance, even with Kaido backing him.
- Berserk Button: Doing anything that can be perceived as mocking him or his reign over Wano. It's implied he'll murder anyone on the spot for as much as laughing at him. When Yasuie make Orochi appears like a buffon in front of all the inhabitants of Wano, Orochi gets so pissed he kills Yasuie by himself.
- Catch-Phrase: Translated differently depending on the source, but he does have one. Various translations have used "This is pleasing to me" (or some variation thereof) and "Formalities won't be necessary."
- Cool Crown: Wears a large crown which, while it would normally be fitting for a ruler, is actually out of place for a Shogun, reflecting how he wants the others to notice his status.
- Dastardly Whiplash: He's a corrupted ruler who brought most of Wano to the brink of poverty and he's drawn in a very caricaturish evil way, with large teeth and a pointy mustache.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Like any corrupted ruler, not showing enough respect to him is punished with death.
- Fisher King: Since he usurped the reign over Wano, the country's flora and fauna have been horrifyingly damaged by Kaido's factories. Except - of course - the capital in which he resides. When we finally meet him in person, his servants throw out chicken and vegetable dishes they made for him simply because he doesn't want or like them, while the rest of his country is in the middle of a famine he caused.
- Gonk: He's an incredibly ugly fellow, with an over-sized head and prominent squared canines. Even his Orochi form is more goofy than scary.
- Hate Sink: Accomplishes this in a frighteningly quick amount of time. He's a vain, arrogant and hedonistic asshole who willingly allowed Wano to be turned into a wasteland as long as he and his followers got a prosperous city out of the deal. Taken a step further when he attempts to murder Toko, a literal child, just because she laughed at him.
- The Hedonist: His Establishing Character Moment is him throwing an extremely wasteful party with his loyalists, with him clearly enjoying every minute of it. That the majority of Wano is a desolate wasteland through his actions just highlights how vile a man Orochi really is.
- Hypocrite: Despite being praised as a hero for killing Oden before he could open the country to foreigners, he has no qualms in dealing with outsiders such as Kaido or the CP0, hence the World Government.
- Loving a Shadow: Judging by what he says in Chapter 941, the only reason he "loved" Komurasaki was because of how attractive she was.
- Meaningful Name: Kurozumi means "Black Coal", a worthy name for the main adversary of the Kozuki (Bright Moon) clan. He's also a Devil Fruit user who can turn into a many-headed serpent called Orochi, his namesake.
- Names To Runaway From Very Fast: Named after the Always Chaotic Evil eight-headed and eight-tailed serpent from the Japanese Mythology and he can turn into a many-headed dragon like his namesake, making it a Meaningful Name.
- Never My Fault: After Kyoshiro seemingly cuts down Komurasaki as a Mercy Kill, he blames Toko for the whole mess despite the fact he's the one flying off the handle over a child laughing at him and trying to kill her. Which all could've been avoided if he would've listen to everyone and just let the slight go.
- No Sense of Personal Space: He treats the oiran like objects, with no respect for their feelings, and pokes Komurasaki to the point of annoying her.
- Orochi: Fittingly for his namesake, he ate a Zoan Type Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a eight-headed serpent.
- Properly Paranoid: He is completely convinced that the prophecy of his overthrow is genuine but for his subordinate, Oden's family and his retainers have all been killed and don't believe him.
- Scaled Up: His Zoan fruit allows him to turn into a hydra-like dragon, with eight writhing, snake-like heads.
- Tempting Fate: When we're introduced to him, he's meeting with CP0 who trying to come to him for resources. But he naturally acts smug and even shoots one of the members while bartering with them while claiming that Wano is untouchable. Obviously at the moment he can afford to do so since the World Government don't want any trouble with Kaido at the moment and messing with Orochi will surely bring on his wrath. However with La Résistance starting to plan and make their move. The story hints that that action will come back to haunt him big time much later.
- The Quisling: A remarkably autonomous example. Justified, as Kaido already got all that he could from the Kozuki Clan (that is almost nothing, as Oden took the secrets about the past to his grave), and therefore doesn't really have much to gain by keeping a lot of his forces in Wano. However, Kaido's crew is bound to come to intervene at the first sign of trouble. Given that he also willingly sacrificed most of the territory of Wano to be used by Kaido for his war preparations, it's not surprising that Kaido gives Orochi that much support.
- The Usurper: Dethroned the previous ruling family of Wano, the Kozuki Clan, just when he and Kaido aligned eighteen years before the start of the story.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Of the Written by the Winners variety. He became the shogun after the Beasts Pirates killed Oden, and thanks to propaganda taught even at school, he's believed to be a hero, while the members of the Kozuki clan are considered enemies of the country. This appears to only be the case in the Flower Capital, though.
- Would Hurt a Child: He has been hunting for Momonosuke for years and also tries to murder Toko after she laughs during his "inspiring" speech.
Debut: Chapter 919 (Manga)
A money changer for the Kurozumi Family and leader of the Kyoshiro Family, a yakuza group in the Flower Capital.
- Ambiguously Evil: Even more than Komurasaki herself. He's a Yakuza boss and close ally to Orochi yet he apparently goes out of his way to hide the connection between Komurasaki and the Kozuki's rebellion.
- Anime Hair: His pompadour is larger than his head.
- Blood Knight: When chaos erupts at Orochi's castle, and the shogun transforms into his Orochi form, Kyoshiro gleefully declares that it will be a bloodbath while unsheathing his katana.
- Delinquent Hair: He has a large faux-pompadour, indicative of his status as a yakuza.
- The Dragon: Seems to be one for Orochi, being one of his closest allies and one of the few who has some combat skills.
- Enigmatic Minion: His goal is not entirely aligned with Orochi's. His behavior after chaos ensues at Orochi's castle also suggest that he's a Kozuki sympathizer.
- A Father to His Men: Claims that whoever joins his group by exchanging sake cups with their men is like a family member to him, and does everything in his power to avenge everyone, no matter how low ranking those mooks are. He's also pretty much the second adoptive father of Komurasaki, although their working relationship might be more like comrades or allies than him having actual authority over her.
- Foil: To Orochi. Whereas Orochi is a disgraceful, hedonistic Hate Sink who has no sense of Samurai spirit or honor, Kyoshiro is a dignified Noble Demon.
- Hidden Depths: In his first appearance he mocks Orochi for being paranoid about the Kozuki clan's revenge. Yet a later chapter shows that he's perfectly aware of the Kozuki's rebellion and their symbols and moved to cover up his and Komurasaki's involvement. The man may be subservient to Orochi and a member of the yakuza, but he holds a great deal of respect for women which is unusual in Wano, telling an underling to not speak of women as pets or slaves.
- Hookers and Blow: When he first appears, he's drinking sake in the Red Light District, where he seems to spend a lot of time. Unlike most examples of this trope, he respects women and doesn't like when they're treated like pets.
- Mercy Kill: How he justifies what he does to Komurasaki, claiming she has to be killed for standing to the Shogun and this way her death is quick and painless. Considering that she survived and how hasn't been explained, though...
- Mr. Exposition: In his debut appearance, he talks to a man about Toki's prophecy while Robin is performing next to him so she could hear it.
- Noble Demon: He's a ruthless yakuza leader, but he has ethics, unlike most of his subordinates.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Much like O-Tsuru, he resembles an Ukiyo-e painting.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Being the leader of a Yakuza group has its advantages, especially when you're allied with an Emperor who can send off his strongest crewmembers just to avenge someone.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: His name is a reference to the old Japanese story "Sleeping Kyoshirou".
- Yakuza: He's the leader of the Kyoshiro Family, a group of thugs that extort money from people in the Flower Capital.
Debut: Chapter 937 (Manga)
A scythe-wielding Ronin who prowls Wano Country, murdering people with impunity. He's actually revealed to work as a hitman for Orochi.
- Axe-Crazy: It is clear that he really enjoys murdering people, given his perpetual Slasher Smile.
- Bandaged Face: Most of his face is covered in bandages which leave only the eyes and mouth free. Possibly to hide the fact that he's a wanted criminal whose face appear on many warnings.
- Barbarian Longhair: He's a vile criminal and has a single, long and unkempt tail of fluffy hair coming from an opening in his bandages, differing much from the other samurai of Wano.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Gets mentioned by a person reading his killing on a newspaper before making a personal appearance eleven chapters later, revealing that he's on the pay-book of Orochi himself.
- Curb-Stomp Cushion: On the one hand, he goes down at the very end of his own introductory chapter as soon as Zoro can rummage up a third weapon (one of his scythes) for his Three Sword Style. On the other hand, he's the first one since the time-skip who managed to inflict a serious wound on Zoro, albeit while the latter was distracted.
- Dual Wielding: He wields two massive scythes, and attacks with lots of rotatory attacks, both horizontal and vertical.
- Guyliner: Wears dark lipstick on his person.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Sticks one of his scythes into Zoro, only for the swordsman to take that very scythe for himself and use it as an impromptu third sword for his Rengoku Onigiri, which takes Kamazo down in one attack.
- Meaningful Name: The "Kama" from Kamazo stands for Scythe, and he wields two of them. He even has a scythe-blade pattern on his kimono!
- Psycho for Hire: He's a famous wandering Serial Killer, but does actually accept commissions from the Kurozumi Clan.
- Ronin: One who doesn't wield a katana, but a pair of massive scythes instead.
- Shout-Out: His lipstick and weapon of choice may be a nod to Honjo Kamatari, a scythe-wielding crossdresser (Ogama ni Okama in Japanese) whose whole schtick was suggested by Oda himself when he worked as an assistant for Watsuki. His face covered with bandages is a nod to Shishio Makoto, a famous villain still from Rurouni Kenshin.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: He's named after a character from Adventures of Zatoichi.
- Sinister Scythe: He has two of them, oddly enough with a maki wrapping akin to those of a katana near the blade. And in the hands of a serial killer, they are very sinister.
- Slasher Smile: A perpetual one, which doesn't fade not even when he's cut down and lose consciousness.
- Would Hit a Girl/Would Hurt a Child: When we first meet him in person, he's chasing two targets, which are a defenseless woman and Toko, a little girl. He doesn't care if they're defenseless.
Debut: Chapter 931 (Manga)
Shogun Orochi's loyal elite ninja squad. Currently named members are Daikoku, Raijin, Fujin, Hanzo and their captain Fukurokuju.
- Evil Counterpart: They're the elite squad of Orochi, Wano's corrupted Shogun, made of ninjas in contrast to previous Shogun Oden's retainers, who are mostly samurais.
- FaceHeel Turn: They worked for the previous shogun, Oden, but after his death, they swore loyalty to Orochi, who usurped Oden's title.
- Ninja: They're an entire team of trained ninjas, and are stealthy enough to sneak behind Nico Robin without being noticed.
- No Historical Figures Were Harmed: They take inspiration from the Oniwaban, a group of security guards and spies in the service of the Shogun during the feudal era. Fittingly, they're Orochi's (Wano's Shogun) team of personal guards.
- Praetorian Guard: They're Lord Orochi's retainers and bodyguard.
- Stealth Expert: As befitting a Ninja. Nine of them tails Robin as she investigates the Orochi manor without her ever finding out on her own.
- Two Girls to a Team: Of the eleven members, not counting those whose gender can't be identified, only two are female.
Debut: Chapter 931 (Manga)
The captain of the Oniwabanshu.
- Affably Evil: Downplayed, but he promises Nico Robin that if she answers sincerely, they'll give her a quick death instead of painful torture.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: He's named after one of the Seven Gods of Luck of Japanese mythology, and has the same elongated head.
- Sinister Shades: Wears a pair of shades and is the leader of the corrupted Orochi's bodyguards.
- Unusual Ears: His most notable feature, along with his head, is his long, dangling earlobes.
One of Orochi's Oniwabanshu. He's able to crawl on the ceiling and uses rope to catch the intruders.
- Acrofatic: He's a large and fat ninja, but that doesn't make him any less stealthy or agile.
- Groin Attack: Shinobu is not amused to see that Hanzo doesn't consider her beautiful anymore.
- Knows the Ropes: Uses some rope to catch Robin, who is actually revealed to be a fake body.
- Named After Somebody Famous: His name comes obviously from the famous samurai Hattori Hanzo, although the two have almost nothing else in common.
- Wall Crawl: Despite his size, he's constantly seen crawling on the ceiling, allowing him to move around Orochi's mansion unnoticed.
One of Orochi's Oniwabanshu. He's a large man wearing samurai armor and a katana sword.
Two of Orochi's Oniwabanshu. They seemingly work in tandem and ride large, earthbound catfish. It has been not yet specified who is who in the duo.
- Expy: Though we don't know exactly who's who, they carry on their backs the iconic items of the their namesakes (a large billowing bag and a ring of drums, only with fiery orbs in lieu of actual drums) and ride on large catfish, a nod to the Japanese thunder god Takemikazuchi.
- Horse of a Different Color: Again, they sit on the heads of large, land-moving catfish who carry them around. And they still manage to be stealthy while moving around on them.
- Incendiary Exponent: Downplayed example, one of them wears a back ring with lit fiery torches on his person.
- Mask Power: One of them (with the ring of torches) has his face entirely covered by a metal mask adorned with googles and a catsmile-shaped mouth slit.
- Non-Indicative Name: Presumambly Raijin doesn't have a ring of tomoe-adorned drums on his back, but some sort of torches. Justified, as the actual Raijin Ring appeared on Eneru before.
- Not So Above It All: Despite being fearsome and professional ninjas, they're scared shitless of the "Hungry Skeleton Ghost" (Brook using his powers).
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Named and themed after the gods of thunder and wind.
- Those Two Guys: Implied to work and act together in combat.
Debut: Chapter 911 (Manga)
Tama is a girl from the Kuri region in Wano Country. She is a kasa weaver (traditional Japanese straw hat), as well as a kunoichi in training who follows the Kozuki Family. Three years before the events of the Wano Arc, she met Ace and his crew when they stayed at her village, and harbors a deep admiration for him. Her unnamed Devil Fruit allows her to create Dango from her body that she can feed to animals to tame them.
- Call-Back: Her role as a hat weaver, coupled with the fact that her village's name translates to "Straw Hat" and her connection to Ace all implies that she's the one who taught him to weave the hat for Oars Jr.
- Damsel in Distress: When Luffy meets her, she's captured by some of Kaido's goons. She's kidnapped again by other Beasts Pirates in the Leftovers Town and is rescued again.
- Fluffy Tamer: Her Dango can pacify and tame beasts. She tames a giant baboon, and also has a Komachiyo as a pet. It even works on SMILE users.
- Heroic BSoD: Has a major one when she finds out that Ace died in Marineford.
- I Will Wait for You: She has spent the past four years waiting for Ace to return to Wano, hoping to join his crew once she grew up. Unfortunately, due to Wano being an isolated country, she doesn't find out about Ace's death until Luffy arrived.
- Ms. Exposition: Since she's native to Wano, she fills in Luffy on some of the details of her country.
- Nice Girl: As early as her debut chapter, she feeds Luffy her entire stock of rice, which she's only allowed to eat twice a year.
- Ninja Brat: She's claims to be a kunoichi in training, but so far she has yet to show any feats.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. She has the same name as a sphinx in Whitebeard's hometown.
- Pauper Patches: To show how poor she is, her kimono is patched.
- Through His Stomach: The reason Luffy and the audience decides that she is good is because she fed him her entire ration of rice. Which she's only allowed to eat twice a year.
- Token Mini-Moe: Eight years old, and cute as a button.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has dark purple hair.
Debut: Chapter 911 (Manga)
A swordsmith, as well as Tama's friend. He deeply cares for her, and along with Tama, are the only two people remaining in their village.
- The Blacksmith: He is a Swordsmith of some renown. Though we haven't seen any of his work.
- Evil Weapon: His Ancestor made the infamous Kitetsu trio. The second of which is in his hand.
- Famous Ancestor: His ancestor is Kitetsu, the blacksmith who created a trio of supremely powerful but cursed swords.
- Meaningful Name: Besides the obvious one with his family name, "Hitetsu" read literally means "non-ferrous", referring to his blade-smiting.
- Mr. Exposition: He explain to Luffy Tama's history and the country's situation under Kaido.
- Papa Wolf: Although not her father, he's the one taking care of Tama, and is very protective of her, like when he kicks Luffy for having eaten her rice that she can eat only twice a year.
- Tengu: His design, in a nutshell, is heavily based off this figure.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Luffy for telling Tama that Ace is dead in the bluntest way possible.
Debut: Chapter 912 (Manga)
A tea shop owner living in Wano. After Zoro rescues her from some of Kaido's thugs, she repays him by treating Tama's poisoning. There's more to it than what she appears to be.
- Berserk Button: She doesn't take "no" for an answer. When Tama repeatedly declines food Tsuru offers her, Tsuru flips her lid and grabs the poor child by the collar to make her accept it.
- Happily Married: To Kin'emon.
- Non-Standard Character Design: She's not drawn in the usual One Piece style, but like a Ukiyo-e painting.
- Older Than They Look: Given that she's Kin'emon's wife, she's likely around 50, but she certainly doesn't look like it.
- One Degree of Separation: She's actually Kin'emon's wife, and hasn't seen him since he was flung 20 years into the future by Kozuki Toki.
- One Steve Limit: Averted; she shares her name with a certain Vice-Admiral, though hers is in kanji. Fans refer to her as O-Tsuru to avoid confusion.
Debut: Chapter 913 (Manga)
A Sumo Wrestler in Wano and one of the most famous, he's proud of his status and abuses of it at the expenses of those of lower ranks, he also wants to make Kiku his wife despite the latter declining his numerous proposals. Being proud of his fame, he doesn't like being humiliated in front of others, this is why he gets angry when Kiku cuts his knot.
- Abhorrent Admirer: He keeps proposing to Kiku who is blatantly uninterested and he doesn't get it until she cuts his knot.
- Combat Pragmatist: Despite using straight sumo techniques, Urashima's not afraid to go for the eyes if he starts getting mad. Luffy even notes some of his attacks aren't fair tricks.
- Curbstomp Battle: None of his attacks touch Luffy, and the latter defeats him with a Gear Third harite (a slap in the face).
- Entitled to Have You: He believes that his position, wealth, and strength mean that Kiku is obligated to marry him. She won't be having any of it.
- Fat Bastard: He wants to marry Kiku and is willing to destroy her life to do so. And that's not taking the way he treats people of lower social rank into account...
- Faux Affably Evil: He likes to put on airs of being generous and honorable, but he's more than willing to destroy Kiku's life (possibly even considering rape) if she won't accept his advances. And then she cuts off his topknot, and even his pretentious airs go right out the window.
- Gonk: He's not exactly pleasing on the eyes, justified since he's very fat.
- Jerkass: He is not a nice guy. He tries to make Kiku marry him, treats the lower-class like scum, and he is a sore loser.
- Lack of Empathy: Seeing that a restaurant family happens to own a raccoon dog, which has been their faithful pet for years, he orders them to cook it up for his meal. That, and he's insistent on having Kiku marry him even though she's refused him.
- Laser-Guided Karma: A two-fold example. Firstly, his unwanted advances on Kiku, in which he claims his right to have her thanks to his higher social rank, finally push her too far. In answer, she cuts off his topknot, which is a humiliating insult in old samurai culture. And then, after sending multiple opponents flying out of the ring during his matches, he himself is launched out of the ring by one of Luffy's Gear Third strikes.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: A variation, he can attack with multiple sumo-slaps at high speed.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: When the audience of his latest match boos and jeers Kiku from coming from a lower social class, he chews them out and declares that if Kiku marries him, she'll be of a higher class than them.
- Stout Strength: Like real-life sumo wrestlers, there's a lot of muscle strength behind his bulky frame. He's nowhere near Luffy's league, though.
- Unstoppable Rage: He completely loses it when Kiku cuts his topknot off, switching his objective from marrying her to murdering her. Luffy quickly puts a stop to it.
- Would Hit a Girl: In his case, Would Kill A Girl, just for cutting off his topknot. Good thing Luffy stops him from doing it.
Debut: Chapter 927 (Manga)
Toko: I'm not a boy, though! Ahahah!
Tonoyasu's daughter, she was sold to the Flower Capital as a kamuro for Komurasaki, and knows that she's actually Hiyori.
- Cheerful Child: Exaggerated. She's a child who never drops her smile and loves making jokes, especially regarding her Punny Name. Unfortunately, it causes her trouble when she laughs uncontrollably during Orochi's speech.
- Cry Laughing: When a member of the Kyoshiro Family drops her bowl of soba, she begins crying at the loss of food while loudly laughing at the same time. Franky and Sanji note and comment on it. This gets turned up to eleven when she cries after her father is killed with the same smile on her face.
- Daddy's Girl: She loves her father so much that she immediately drops everything to join him when she hears he's gonna be executed.
- Delicious Distraction: Despite her overall goofy and cheerful personality, Toko takes her job very seriously. However, Sanji's soba is so delicious that Toko arrives late at her job because wanted to taste it.
- Ironic Name: Played with. Toko itself is not punny, but with the female prefix O-, it becomes O-Toko, similar to the Japanese word Otoko, which means man/male, while she notes that she's actually a girl. Of course, the pun is lost if you don't know Japanese.
- Morality Pet: To Komurasaki, who is known as a cruel, deceitful woman, but is only ever kind to Toko and clearly cares about her a lot, even slapping the shogun and invoking his wrath to protect her. This makes a lot of sense once it's revealed that Komurasaki is really Hiyori, and Toko is one of the few people who knows this secret.
- Ms. Exposition: Her main role in her first appearance is to explain who the courtesan Komurasaki is.
- Perpetual Smiler: Go ahead and try to find a panel where she's not sporting a 32-teeth smile. Even when she's crying or panicking because she's late, she's still smiling. It's later revealed that she, and all of Ebisu town's inhabitants, actually cannot drop their smile, even if they are sad.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Toko has pink hair and is a cheerful, friendly little girl.
- Secret Keeper: She's one of the few people who knows Komurasaki's true identity of Kozuki Hiyori.
- Shared Family Quirks: She clearly got her constant smile from her father, Tonoyasu, who believes humans should always smile and laugh.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Shares her father's round head and eyes along with his perpetual toothy smile.
- Through His Stomach: She becomes friends with the Straw Hats because Sanji offers her some extra soba after a Yakuza thug dropped her bowl.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light pink hair.
Debut: Chapter 936 (Manga)
A massive warrior monk who carries a lot of weapons on his person he stole from warriors who tried to cross the bridge. Holds a great deal of respect for Ryuuma.
- Blade on a Stick: His weapon of choice is a gigantic naginata fitting his size, big enough to be a Bisento.
- Combat Pragmatist: Played straight and then for laughs: he suddenly tries to stab Zoro when he's distracted, scolding him for taking the fight too lightly. He then keeps trying to spear Zoro when the latter is fighting Kamazo, calling him out each time, much to Zoro's annoyance.
- Due to the Dead: The man has nothing but deep respect for Ryuuma, which is why he stole Zoro's Shuusui and returned it to Ryuuma's grave.
- Expy: Anyone vaguely familiar with Japanese History/folklore will recognize him as one for Musashibo Benkei, being a massive, ogre-like yamabushi with a naginata and a basket filled with many melee weapons. He's even introduced challenging another swordsman, Zoro, on a bridge, while threatening to take his swords in case of victory.
- Meaningful Name: The name Gyukimaru refers to the youkai Ushi Oni (Demon Bull), but is also a portmanteau of Benkei and Yoshitsune's youth names (Oniwaka and Ushiwakamaru).
- Mr. Exposition: After a brief clash against Zoro, he tells him (and the audience) of how Wano's country was formerly known as the Country of Gold and frequently attacked by pirates and foreign nobles, until Ryuuma's dragon-slaying feat and reputation kept everyone at bay. He also explains how swords become black if embedded with a lot of armament Haki.
- Offscreen Moment of Awesome: We don't see how, but before Luffy arrives in Wano, he did steal Zoro's own sword Shuusui and returned it to its proper place evading Zoro in the process.
- Pet the Dog: In spite of all his talk about pragmatic fighting, he doesn't lift a finger when a wounded Zoro's about to fall down K.O. and is content to leave, smirking, after taking Kamazo's other scythe with him.
- Walking Armory: Like his inspiration, many weapons can be seen poking from the basket on his back, including swords, hammers, saws, spears, and sickles. Zoro even comments that if he defeats him, he could arm the rebels with his arsenal.
- Warrior Monk: Being based off a famous monk, the looks and weaponry are of the typical Japanese Yamabushi warrior.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Fights Zoro on Bandit Bridge to keep him from pursuing Shuusui, kinda like Benkei did to obtain 100 swords in his famous, romanced story.