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Water 7

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Water 7 is a large city in Paradise where the One Piece world's best shipwrights, especially those working for the Galley-La Company, and Franky, the Straw Hat Pirates’ shipwright, reside or hail from. Instead of roads, it has canals and the inhabitants use a kind of sea horse, called "Bull" to travel through the canals. This town is also famous for being the place where the sea train was invented.


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    In General 
  • City of Canals: It's built into Water 7's architecture in a Venetian way.
  • Cool Boat: As a city full of shipwrights, it's their thing. The three most prominent examples are the Sea Trains, the Thousand Sunny, and Pluton. In addition, it's Iceburg's ambition to convert Water 7 itself into a ship to save the city from Aqua Laguna.
  • Dying Town: Before the Sea Train was built, the town was in steady decline due to gradually sinking into the ocean, pirate attacks and storms disrupting supply chains and competition between the shipwrights. Tom's Puffing Tom helped revitalize the town, and Iceburg unified the city.
  • Giant Wall of Watery Doom: The city experiences a high tide known as Aqua Laguna annually which damages the city constantly.
  • Lost Superweapon: The Ancient Weapon, Pluton, was said to have been constructed in Water 7 in the distant past, and it's blueprints eventually ended up in Tom's hands before he passed them on to Iceburg, who would pass them on to Franky before the latter burned them in the Ennies Lobby Arc.

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Blue Station

The station where the sea train stops, it is handled by Kokoro and her grandaughter, Chimney.

    Kokoro 

Kokoro

Voiced by: Ako Mayama (JP), Juli Erickson (EN)

Age: 70 (Pre-Timeskip), 72 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 229 (Anime)

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A lighthouse worker on Water 7 perpetually drunk. She meets Straw Hats after they nearly get run over by the Sea Train. She later aids the bunch during their raid on Enies Lobby. It's revealed she was Tom's secretary thus she has ties with Franky and Iceburg, whom she cared for almost as a mother figure. She's also an Icefish mermaid, the first one the crew meet, much to their displeasure. Especially Sanji's.


  • Action Survivor: Despite not having any supernatural power, she survives from the Buster Call, which destroys the entire island of Eneies Lobby, by invoking Innocent Bystander –situation.
    Kokoro: Stop! I’m just an old lady!
    Chimney: And I’m just a kid with a small animal!
    Kokoro and Chimney: We’re defenseless!
  • The Alcoholic: She's almost never seen without a bottle of wine in her hands and often visits a bar where she's on good terms with the owner, Blueno (until the latter is revealed to be an agent of the World Government). She has a constant drunk expression because of this habit, which started years before when Tom was executed and Franky was seemingly killed by the sea train.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her mermaid form is terribly Gonk. The real-life Icefish, the fish her mermaid form is based on, isn't so great-looking, either.
  • Brain Bleach: When the thought of Kokoro comes back to haunt him upon meeting the much cuter mermaid Camie, Zoro literally erases the image of Kokoro from his mind and declares Camie as the first mermaid he ever met.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She may be perpetually drunk, but she's a really good Sea Train driver.
  • Butter Face: When she was 48, she had a nice, curvy body but the same ugly face as she has at seventy years old. In her own youth, however, she was quite beautiful.
  • Car Fu: She helps the Franky Family and the Galley-la foremen defeat the giant Oimo by crashing the Sea Train into him.
  • Combat Commentator: Her role in Enies Lobby is to comment on the others fighting, justified since she has no combat skills and cannot participate in the fights.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's a rather lively old woman (outside, at least) who loves her granddaughter, drives the Sea Train around Enies Lobby, and even uses it to tackle and defeat a giant.
  • Delayed Reaction: She's rather nonchalant when Chimney makes a comment about the current situation while aboard the rocketman... then it dawns on Kokoro that Chimney is not supposed to be on the train, since they're taking part in an extremely dangerous plan to attack Enies Lobby, which will at best make the participants wanted criminals and at worst get them killed. Kokoro then freaks out.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Subverted, since as a conductor she knows how to drive a train, no matter how unlikely it seems to be. However, she does intentionally derail the train through Enies Lobby to help the Straw Hats.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: In the flashback, she isn't seen drinking until after Tom's been taken to Impel Down and Franky is presumed dead. After many years, she's still constantly drinking.
  • Fan Disservice: Her mermaid form is terribly ugly and fat, and she wears only a Seashell Bra! It's so ugly it make the Straw Hats pass out from the shock. When she put a lipstick mark on a letter addressed to Iceburg he immediately rips it up from repulsion. Even Luffy is disgusted.
  • Gonk: Which adds to the Fan Disservice. This causes everyone in the vicinity to pass out when they see her mermaid form, which prevents them from swallowing too much water and actually saves their lives. The fact they call her a "dugong" before passing out is a reference to how dugongs were originally mistaken for mermaids.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: An SBS reveals she was quite beautiful when she was young, but now she's a very ugly old mermaid.
  • Innocent Bystander: Invoked. To not being attacked by the Marines, Kokoro claims that she and her granddaughter are just hostages. Lampshaded immediately by Franky Family members to support her: "Could there be drunker hostage?"
  • Lady Drunk: Kokoro is constantly drunk and with a dizzy smile. She started drinking after Tom died. She somehow manages to drink far more than her bottle could actually contain.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a nice and large train conductor hat to show what her job is.
  • Parental Substitute: Kokoro served as a mother-figure to Iceburg and Cutty Flam/Franky just as Tom served as their father-figure. She even talks about how her heart warms when she sees the two of them finally get along as they work together to build the Thousand Sunny.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She almost always has a smile plastered on her face, unless she's very upset, such as when Tom was taken away or Nami insists on endangering herself to save Luffy from Aqua Laguna.
  • Seashell Bra: When she's revealed to be a mermaid, she's only wearing a pair of shells as a bra. Being very fat and ugly, it isn't a nice view.
  • Signature Laugh: Her laugh is Nagagaga.
  • Stepford Smiler: Always has a drunken smile on her face, but she still hasn't gotten over Tom's death.
  • Terrible Artist: After sending the Straw Hats to Water 7, she hands them a map of the island, but it's so poorly drawn that Nami can't understand anything. Most likely because Kokoro was ridiculously drunk when she drew it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has green hair, which her granddaughter, Chimney, inherited.

    Chimney and Gonbe 

Chimney and Gonbe

Chimney Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP), Lara Woodhull (EN, Funi)
Gonbe Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (JP), Michelle Rojas (EN, Funi)

Chimney's Age: 8 (Pre-Timeskip), 10 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 322 (Manga), Episode 229 (Anime)

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Kokoro's hyperactive, adventure-loving grandaughter and her pet rabbit who thinks he's a cat. After the timeskip, she becomes a train conductor just her grandmother.


  • All Animals Are Dogs: Played with. Gonbe is a rabbit, but for some bizarre reason he acts and sounds like a cat.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Gonbe is a rabbit with blue fur.
  • Anime Hair: Chimney's long pigtails put Pippi Longstocking's to shame.
  • The Ditz: Until she's specifically told so, Chimney could not figure out that her grandmother is a mermaid despite knowing that she has scales and a fish tail.
  • Empathy Pet: Gonbe mimics all of Chimney's movements and meows in sync with her dialogue.
  • Genki Girl: Chimney is very young and energetic.
  • Made of Iron: They're in a train crash (actually more of train launched like a rocket into a building), and only get a nose bleed. It's especially impressive considering they are both very young and have zero combat experience, unlike the other passengers.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Chimney and her grandmother is the conductor of the Sea Train. Becomes even more meaningful when Chimney herself becomes a train conductor during the time-skip.
  • Nice Girl: Hyperactive nature aside, Chimney is a very sweet and helpful little girl.
  • Nice Hat: After the time-skip she has become a train conductor and wears a large conductor hat, just like Kokoro.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Both Chimney and Gonbe never stop smiling.
  • Plucky Girl: Chimney is very energetic and curious, and her grin almost never leaves her face.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Chimney is 1/4 mermaid due to Kokoro being a mermaid. She doesn't have any mermaid features, but she's a very good swimmer.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Chimney has green hair just like her grandmother, Kokoro.

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Galley-La Company

    In General 
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The best company of shipwrights of the world and led by the famous and talented Iceburg. Galley-la Company is a huge organization divided into seven docks with their own workers, and they have contracts from pirates to the World Government, such is their skill at making and repairing ships.

Despite their profession, most of the shipwrights are also hardened fighters who can beat up clients who thinks they can boss Galley-la around, and some of its members allied with the Straw Hats and the Franky Family and fight the World Government and Marines to get even with Cipher Pol 9, who have infiltrated their ranks and worked against Iceburg for many years.


  • Badass Crew: Part of the job requirement of being a Galley-La worker is also being a badass, especially since they might deal with pirates. They help the Straw Hats in Enies Lobby by fighting most of the guards.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: All of them have a quirky and bizarre personality, or some strange characteristic that would make them appear like a bunch of buffoons, but are the best shipwrights of the world. It's even official policy that Galley-La doesn't care about anything other than carpentering skill.
  • Hero Antagonist: They are heroic characters, if a bit rough, and briefly end up opposing the Straw Hats after learning that Robin was involved in the attempt on Iceburg's life. They stop once they learn about the real culprit.
  • Improbable Weapon User: While not very improbable from shipwrights and carpenters, they often use saws, scalpels and wooden beams as weapons. Paulie fights with ropes and knots.
  • It's Personal: After finding out that two of their foremen (Lucci and Kaku) and Iceburg's secretary are actually moles working for the World Government and about their attempts on Iceburg's life, the remaining foremen of Galley-La decide to join forces with the Straw Hats in the assault at Enies Lobby.
  • Workplace-Acquired Abilities: Galley-La Company shipwrights deal often with pirates, therefore they're all able to put up a fight if the situation calls for it.

    Iceburg 

Iceburg

Child Voice: Daisuke Kishio (JP), Austin Tindle (EN, Funi)
Adult Voice: Izou Oikawa (JP), Philip Weber (EN, Funi)

Age: 38 (Pre-Timeskip), 40 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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The mayor of Water 7 and former student of Tom. He united the separate shipyards into the Galley-La company which he heads. He was given the blueprint to the ancient warship by Tom and later passes it to Franky to keep it from the World Government. He becomes an ally to the Straw Hats and prep the Rocket Man and patches up Going Merry which is instrumental in the Straw Hats' escape from Enies Lobby. After the events of Enies Lobby, he helps building the Thousand Sunny and convinces Franky to leave with the Straw Hats.

He has recently acquired a new secretary to replace Kalifa, who is revealed a Cipher Pol agent. Her replacement is a precocious girl who is surprisingly very good at the job and beat out all the other applicants for the position.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: The citizens of Water 7 absolutely adore Iceburg, who does his best to improve the city, including finding a way to solve the aqua laguna problem. When he's shot and almost killed, the entire city went into a furious panic and viciously called for the assassin's blood. Even the CP9 assassins state they would rather have not to hurt him in order to secure the blueprints.
  • The Apprentice: As teens, Iceburg and Franky are the shipwright apprentices to the late Tom, who turns both of them into the finest shipwrights of the entire One Piece world.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Subverted. Despite most of Galley-La's shipwrights being strong fighters, Iceburg is just the best at making ships but has no combat ability.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He named his pet mouse Tyrannosaurus and abandons all his appointments on a whim. He's also possibly the best shipwright in the world. His dream is to turn Water 7 into a floating city to prevent the damages of Aqua Laguna, which gets higher every year.
  • The Chessmaster: Does a pretty good job against the World Government and CP9 at keeping the Pluton blueprints out of their hands (he was successful for a good 10 years or so) but in the end he's outmatched by the ruthlessness of Lucci.
  • The Dutiful Son: To Tom. Whereas Cutty Flam was always a handful and rarely much help for the company, Iceburg followed Tom's example and assisted him in his work. In the flashback, Iceburg is shown tirelessly working on the Sea Train while Cutty Flam is off making more Battle Frankies. After Tom's arrest, Iceburg carried on his mission to pull Water 7 back from the brink and succeeded, revitalizing the city. This trope is the reason he was the one entrusted with the Pluton blueprints.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling:Iceburg is the Responsible to Franky's Foolish. The former is more mature and levelheaded and becomes major of Water 7, the latter is more impulsive and rebel and becomes leader of a ship dismantlers group.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Pluton is a warship of mass destruction, and Iceburg hides the blueprints to prevent them from getting in the wrong hands, even at the risk of his life. The only reason he doesn't just burn the Pluton blueprints is because he claims that if someone who could read the Poneglyphs were to find Pluton, the only counter measure would be a new warship made from the blueprints by the Water 7 shipwrights.
  • I Warned You: As a teenager in Franky's flashback, Iceburg repeatedly complains about Franky building "Battle Frankies" to take on Sea Kings, saying that someone could get hurt. When Cipher Pol steals the latest crop of Battle Frankies to frame Tom's Workers, Iceburg takes the chance to remind Franky that he'd warned him, but rather than feeling smugly vindicated, Iceburg is furious that the worst-case scenario happened.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In his youth he was a bulky teenager with long hair, especially compared to Franky and his hairstyle.
  • Made of Iron: Despite being unable to fight, Iceburg survives being shot five times, shot again the next night, and then left in a burning building.
  • Manchild: In his introduction, Iceburg acts like a young kid, presenting his new pet mouse, called Tyrannosaurus, and when informed by his secretary he has to go to a long series of meetings he responded with "I don't wanna" and promptly stuck his finger in his nose. It's actually a facade to not attract the World Government's suspects but when there's nobody to trick, he's cool, calm, and collected.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After the masked assassins return to finish the job, Iceburg immediately realizes that Luffy was innocent and regrets calling for his arrest.
  • The Nicknamer: When they were Tom's pupil, Iceburg called Cutty Flam "Franky" because he found his actual name too stupid. Franky who would later adopt the nickname as his true name after rebuilding his own body.
  • Non-Action Guy: Unlike the rest of the Galley-La company, who are strong fighters to deal with pirates, fighting isn't really Iceburg's thing.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He kept undercover government agents at bay for ten years thanks to acting like a Manchild, so to not raise any suspect about him.
  • Oh, Crap!: A plot important one. Lucci explains their best guess as to where the Pluton blueprints are hidden while Kaku feels Iceburg's pulse. When the guess turns out to be correct, his heartbeat quickens and confirms their suspicions.
  • Perma-Stubble: Has a bit of stubble to show how he's more composed compared to the other Galley-La shipwrights.
  • Properly Paranoid: Iceburg hands Pluton's blueprints off to Franky because he thinks the World Government is on to him despite not having a concrete proof of it. He's proven right after some CP-9 agents attempt on his life because of the blueprints
  • Secret-Keeper: After Tom's death, Iceburg kept Pluton's blueprints hidden to prevent the World Government from getting their hands on them. Once he realizes the World Government is on his tail, Iceburg entrusts the blueprints to Franky.
  • Tears of Joy: Iceburg cries watching the inaugural voyage of the Sea Train, as it was the culmination of ten years of hard work. He sheds some tears as he walks away from his reunion with Franky, as despite arguing with him, he's happy to learn that he survived.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Subverted. He declares that he'll never forgive Franky for his part in Tom's incarceration but he admits to still being happy to know Franky isn't dead. Years later, he comes to realize Franky blames himself for what happened more than Iceburg does anyway and he decides to finally bury the hatchet.
  • Verbal Tic: Starts many of his sentences with "Nmaa". Becomes "Oh my" in the English translation of the manga and "Welllll" in the English dub of the anime.
  • Vetinari Job Security: The Cipher Pol agents entrusted to get the blueprints hidden by Iceburg can't just break down his door is because Iceburg is a person too important to kill, as both a CEO and mayor of Water-7. After Tom was arrested, he united the shipyards of Water-7 into a single corporation, the Galley-La, and became a provider to the World Government.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: In Franky's flashback, when they are Tom's apprentices, Iceburg and Franky argue constantly, much to the amusement of Tom. Years later and, while appearing distant, they've secretly kept in touch, maintaining the same dynamic.
    "Look at us... we yell as soon as we look at each other. You jerk! I'm glad you're alive!"
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Iceburg an Franky burst into an argument after they reunite for the first time in four years: Franky is angry with Iceburg for doing contracts for the World Government, which had executed Tom, while Iceburg blames Franky for enabling Spandam to frame Tom.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair.

    Iceburg's Office 

Tyrannosaurus

Voiced by: Masaya Takatsuka (JP), Morgan Garrett (EN)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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Iceburg's pet mouse. He's always in his master's pocket and, during Iceburg's convalescence, Tyrannosaurus remains next to him.


  • Awesome Mccool Name: A normal mouse named Tyrannosaurus. His name shows how eccentric Iceburg, who gave him this name, is.
  • Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: After the time-skip, Tyrannosaurus starts wearing a full suit, complete with tie.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Despite being picked up by Iceburg not long before his introduction, Tyrannosaurus always remains next to his master, even when the latter is in a coma.
  • Meaningful Name: Although the name is a proof of Iceburg's quirkiness, when not in his master's pocket, Tyrannosaurus stands on his rear legs, keeping the same posture as a T. rex.
  • Satellite Character: Tyrannosaurus doesn't have a proper role in the story aside from being Iceburg's pet mouse, and every appearance he makes is tied to Iceburg.

The new secretary

Debut: Chapter 487

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After Kalifa is revealed to be a mole of the World Government, Iceburg searches for a new secretary and, among the many candidates, he picks this young girl.


  • Child Prodigy: The reason she's been chosen by Iceburg as his secretary over the many other candidates is because she's better than all of them at the job.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The new secretary debuts among the many candidates in a cover page which shows Iceburg's search for a secretary after Kalifa's betrayal.
  • Improbable Age: She becomes the secretary of the most important shipwright company's boss while at the age of 8. It's even more impressive because she was chosen over many adult candidates.
  • Meganekko: She is a sweet 10 year old secretary whose glasses make her even cuter.
  • No Name Given: She appears in two cover pages, neither of which reveal her name.
  • You Are Number 6: Every candidate for Iceburg's secretary is given a brooch with a number, and in her debut she has the number 153.

Dock One Foremen

There are seven docks in Galley-La Company, each with its own workers and shipwrights, and Dock One is considered the most prestigious, with its shipwrights said to be the best workers of the company.

    Paulie 

Paulie

Voiced by: Takahiro Yoshimizu (JP), David Wald (EN)

Age: 24 (Pre-Timeskip), 26 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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One of the five Dock One foreman of Galley-La Company, specializing in rigging, knots and mast. Paulie is a rough man with a gambling addiction that causes him to be constantly in debt, but also the most prominent of the five foreman. He, along with the rest of Galley-La, allies himself with the Straw Hats on their invasion of Enies Lobby. He fights using ropes in a complex fashion called Rope Action.

During the Time Skip, he's promoted to vice president of the company.


  • Badass Boast: An indirect version. He tells the Straw Hats to give Lucci, Kaku, and Califa (who used to work for Galley-La undercover) a message from him since he knows he won't be able to. Zoro actually refers the message to Kaku who, ironically, is the only one who has genuinely enjoyed his work as a shipwright.
    Paulie: When you see those idiots again, give 'em a message from me: You're all fired!
  • Berserk Button: He really doesn't like women who wear skimpy clothes, and berates Nami and the Square Sisters for revealing too much of their bodies. The latter accuse him of being an overly shy man.
  • The Cameo: Paulie appears in Franky's flashback as a child, watching the first voyage of the Sea Train, which is the moment that make him want to become a shipwright.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Probably thanks to his work as a carpenter, he's got a super strength. He's able to push open one of the steel doors of Dock One, which are tall enough to let a giant enter, with one hand.
  • Chick Magnet: After Enies Lobby and a promotion, he has gotten an abundance of fangirls — chasing him around along with his debt collectors.
  • Everyone Chasing You: Paulie is introduced being followed by his debtors and escapes them after stealing a bull of the Frankie Family. It's explained that he's often chased because of the many debts he accumulated due to his gambling. After the time-skip, many women chase him along with his debtors.
  • Face of a Thug: Paulie doesn't have the friendliest face, which is not helped by the fact he rarely smiles, which makes him appear a nasty person. However, his actions shows he has actually a good heart.
  • The Gambling Addict: While a good person, Paulie has a problem with gambling, which causes him to have many debts and be often on the run from his debtors.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Has a pair of orange googles on his forehead, but never actually uses them. Paulie has been wearing them since he was a child, and continues to do so after dressing more elegantly after the time-skip.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's abrasive and has a bad habit of racking up gambling debts, but is a good person at heart.
  • Knows the Ropes: His specialty in combat are ropes from his sleeves which he uses as whips, for binding or to create nets.
  • Mr. Exposition: After Galley-La refuses to repair the Going Merry, Paulie explains they can't because, since the keel is the part upon which a ship is built, replacing a keel would mean building a new ship.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Paulie has a serious gambling problem, one that he's willing to finance with almost theft but, aside of this, he's a good person.
  • The Nosebleed: Despite hating "improperly" dressed women, he nosebleeds during said protests, revealing he actually enjoys it.
  • Number Two: He's effectively Iceburg's right hand man, being the one he entrusts with his fake blueprints trap for the CP9 and they don't find it odd Iceburg would pass the Pluton blueprints to him. It's made official with his promotion after the Time Skip.
  • Rank Up: He's the most prominent of the Galley-La shipwrights and shows to have the highest authority other than Iceburg himself. After the time-skip, he's promoted to vice-president of Galley-La Company.
  • Red Herring: Because of his importance during the first part of the arc and his quirkiness, he appears to be the shipwright that would join the Straw Hats. Turns out it was Franky.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: After the time-skip, Paulie is promoted from carpenter to vice-president. As a result, he changes his denim jacket and pants with a suit and a tie and goes for a less messy haircut.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He's a badass carpenter who's rarely seen without a cigar.
  • Sour Prudes: He often berates women who dress provocatively. Although, considering his nosebleeds and stuttering, it's pretty clear that he actually enjoys it. He's more of a Tsundere.
  • Trapped by Gambling Debts: Given his love for gambling, Paulie is frequently pursued by debt collectors.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite often fighting with Lucci, Paulie think of him as a friend. He fondly remembers an argument about Paulie's gambling debts and being just as upset about Lucci's betrayal as he was about the others. Lucci coldly tells Paulie that he was the only one who thought they were friends.
  • We Used to Be Friends: After working together for many years, he's not happy to find out Lucci, Kaku, and Kalifa are actually Government agents sent to assassinate Iceburg and steal Pluton's blueprints.
  • Whip It Good: One of the main uses of his ropes is as whips.

    Peepley Lulu 

Peepley Lulu

Voiced by: Shinichiro Ohta (JP), Martin Cervantes (EN)

Age: 31 (Pre-Timeskip), 33 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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One of the fire foremen of Dock one, specializing in pitch, bolt tackle and blacksmithing. Unlike the rest of Galley-La, Lulu is very quiet and rarely talks. He fights using any kind of weapon, including carpenter tools, swords and guns.


  • Combat Pragmatist: Lulu's can use make his weird hair-spike grow on his enemies to distract them and catch them off guard.
  • Combination Attack: Lulu uses the technique Trunnel Attack with Tilestone to immobilize the giant Kashii. Tilestone manually nails some pegs on a surface with Kashi's hair, while Lulu fixes them with a large hammer.
  • Cool Shades: He's a badass shipwright always seen with a pair of slim shades which, combined with his quiet personality, make him appear stoic.
  • Dual Wielding: While the weapon Lulu uses constantly changes, what remains consistent is the fact he always uses two of them. The only exception is when he uses a hammer too big to be wielded with one hand.
  • Idiot Hair: Lulu's quirkiness doesn't come from his quiet personality but from a spike of hair that, whenever he press it, the hair spike sprout somewhere else, including on his arm, from his mustache and from someone else's nose. Lulu's hairdo goes especially haywire when he's asleep, resulting in a crazy bedhead of multiple spikes. After the time-skip, the spike becomes cone-shaped and then splits into four spikes.
  • The Musketeer: Lulu doesn't have a favorite pair of weapons: instead he constantly changes it, using swords, saws, hammers or guns.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Lulu bears a strong resemblance to Freddie Mercury.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: During the assault of the Sea Train and later Enies Lobby, Lulu is wearing a shirt that's unbuttoned, leaving his chest exposed.
  • Porn Stache: With his appearance being based off singer Freddie Mercury, Lulu has a thin mustache and no other kind of facial hair. After the time-skip, his mustache becomes thinner and pointier.
  • The Quiet One: Especially when compared to the other louder shipwrights, Lulu is much more serious and quiet. This doesn't make him any less quirky.
  • Tattooed Crook: Galley-La's shipwrights are famous for being manly and tough, since they often deal with pirates. Lulu has intricate tattoos on his chest and on his arms which give him a rough appearance.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: When at work, Lulu wears only tight pants and shoes, but nothing that covers his ripped torso. Even when assaulting Enies Lobby, Lulu simply puts on a bright, unbuttoned shirt.
  • Weapons of Their Trade: Some of the weapons Lulu uses are shipwright tools like saws and a hammer.

    Tilestone 

Tilestone

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (JP), Patrick Camacho (EN)

Age: 33 (Pre-Timeskip), 35 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 323 (Manga), Episode 230 (Anime)

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One of the five Dock One foremen of Galley-La, specializing in cabinetry, caulking and flag making. Tilestone is a large, muscular and loud man who can't speak without shouting out loud. He primarily fights using large weapons like a demi-cannon or a large hammer.


  • Badass Beard: Tilestone has a brute-like appearance thanks to his brawny body and his large greyish beard, which makes it apparent that he's much more badass than the average shipwright.
  • Bear Hug: Even without weapons, Tilestone can crush his enemies by hugging a few of them at the same time with his strong arms.
  • BFG: Tilestone is big enough to wield with a single hand a demi-cannon, a cannon reserved for ships but is a bit smaller than regular cannons.
  • The Big Guy: Among the Galley-La foremen, he's visibly larger and taller than any other shipwright. In fighting, he uses the largest and most destructive weapons available. Ironically, when it comes his shipwright duties, he specializes in the activities that require more skill than strength.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Tilestone is as loud as he is large and he's also a fierce fighter.
  • Combination Attack: Tilestone uses the technique Trunnel Attack with Lulu to immobilize the giant Kashii. Tilestone manually nails some pegs on a surface with Kashi's hair, while Lulu fixes them with a large hammer.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's the most musclebound of the Galley-La shipwrights and easily the dumbest, although he remains a competent shipwright. He has a tendency to shout in rather inappropriate circumstances, and actually thinks Michael and Hoichael, two kids from the back alley, are the real culprits behind the assassination attempt on Iceburg.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: He's visibly the strongest one, with a ridiculously large and muscular body, and he's shown carrying the heaviest objects at work and using the largest weapons in combat.
  • No Indoor Voice: Tilestone only speaks loudly, even when the situation calls for quiet speaking. His co-workers try to accomodate this trait while Tilestone himself appears to be unaware of it. Tilestone is loud even in his thoughts.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Tilestone is the physically strongest shipwright of Galley-La, with muscles that prove it, and wears only a sleeveless tanktop, leaving his brawny arms exposed. Averted after the time-skip, where he's seen wearing a t-shirt at the Puffing Ice's inauguration.
  • Tattooed Crook: He's a coarse shipwright with an intricate tattoo on his left arm and the left side of his chest.
  • Telephone Polearm: Being about 2.55 meters tall, Tilestone is able to swing large objects as blunt weapons, like his own cannon.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: During the assault on Enies Lobby, Tilestone doesn't wear anything to cover his large and defined upper body.
  • Younger Than He Looks: Tilestone's coarse face and grey beard make him look like he's at least in his forties, while he's actually in his early-mid thirties.

Franky Family

    In General 
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A bunch of thugs from Water Seven led by Franky. They work as bounty hunters in order to keep pirates at bay and also dismantle ships. They first appear as enemies, where they steal the crew's money and lynch Usopp, but are soundly beaten to a pulp by the Straw Hats. When Franky is kidnapped by Cipher Pol 9, they allied with the Straw Hats to rescue Franky and Robin in Enies Lobby. The most notable members include Zanbei and the Square Sisters. They also have two huge King Bulls called Sodom and Gomorrah at their service.

After Franky leaves them to join the Straw Hats, the Franky Family has begun a new career as legitimate ship wreckers.


  • Adopt the Food: Sodom and Gomorrah had originally been found inside a Sea King that the Franky Family was eating. They saved them for later (since they were all full), but eventually came to view them as Team Pets.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Sodom and Gomorrah are huge sea creatures that are comparable in size to actual giants.
  • BFG: Zanbei wields a bazooka which doubles as a club for melee fight.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The Franky Family performs two brutal beatdowns on Usopp when he tries to fight them alone. Luffy, Zoro, Sanji and Chopper turn the tables on them and defeat them without so much as a scratch in order to avenge Usopp.
  • Delinquent: Pretty much all of them, which is how Franky came into contact with them in the first place.
  • Gentle Giant: Sodom and Gomorrah are giant, friendly horses.
  • Giant Mook: The Mighty Destroyers, three huge humans armed that compose the elite force of the family.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They were at first forced to work with the Straw Hats and Galley-La Company to save their leader from the clutches of CP9. Then, when this is all over, they're all recruited by Iceburg so they can have proper jobs.
  • Malaproper: When some of Franky's underlings go around town yelling about capturing Usopp in order to lure Luffy out, one member comically mangles their threats against Usopp("If you don't want us to think you like emotion" as opposed to "If you don't want us to sink him in the ocean."), resulting in another scolding and correcting him.
  • Mugging the Monster: They find out the hard way that stealing money from Usopp and leaving him beaten to a pulp in from of their base was not such a hot idea.
  • Number Two: Zambai appears to be the second-in-command of the Franky Family, representing them in the alliance with the Straw Hats and Galley-La shipwrights.
  • Tragic Dream: The SBS specials in Volume 38 reveal that Zambai wanted to be a shipwright, having been inspired by the Puffing Tom's maiden voyage, but failed the Galley-La exam and ended up as a criminal.
  • The Worf Effect: The Mighty Destroyers are one-shotted by the true giants Oimo and Kashi.

    Mozu and Kiwi 

Mozu and Kiwi

Voiced by: Miki Fukui, Aiko Hibi (Mozu);Yuka Shioyama (Kiwi) (JP), Morgan Garrett (Mozu); Martha Harms (Kiwi)(EN)

Age: Mozu: 19 (Pre-Timeskip), 21 (Post-Timeskip); Kiwi: 20 (Pre-Timeskip), 22 (Post-Timeskip)

Debut: Chapter 329 (Manga), Episode 233 (Anime)

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Mozu (Right), Kiwi (Left)

Known as "the square sisters" because of their hairstyle, they act as backup singers for Franky, whom they're very loyal to, by staying next to him wherever he goes and mimicking his poses. They can also fight with a katana.

After Franky has left the Franky Family, they've begun working in a bar.


  • Action Girl: They aren't simply backup singers for Franky, but are quite good with their swords and play a key role in stopping a pair of giants.
  • Always Identical Twins: They have a couple of physical differences that tells them apart: Kiwi's hair is more curly and she has green eyes while Mozu has brown eyes. Subverted because they aren't twins, but sisters, with Kiwi as the oldest by a year.
  • Anime Hair: They are known as "the square sisters" because of their characteristic square-shaped hair, with Kiwi's slightly curlier than Mozu, which force them to walk sideways like crabs when there's a strong wind.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Mozu wears a bikini and Kiwi wears a tanktop, neither of which cover their belly.
  • The Bartender: After the two year time-skip, it is revealed they've begun working as bartenders in Water 7, and are shown serving Lola and the Risky brothers.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Aside from a couple of differences, they can be easily told apart by the color of their clothes. Mozu wears yellow, while Kiwi wears pinkish-purple.
  • The Dividual: Mozu and Kiwi are always seen together, especially as Franky's backup dancers, fight together with the same type of weapon and don't receive any difference in characterization.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After failing to become shipwrights for the Galley-La Company, they begun drinking heavily, leaving bars at night completely drunk. Frankie encouraged them to stop and they've been loyal to him since.
  • Dual Boss: They fight in tandem. One of their strategies, called Hull Dismantler Slash, is to dash at their opponent on both sides and hit them with a coordinated strike.
  • Katanas Are Better: When they have to fight, each of them wields a katana with square-shaped tsubas.
  • Ms. Fanservice: They often act as backup singers for Franky and, appropriately, are two beautiful sisters who wear revealing clothes.
  • The Smurfette Principle: They are noticeably the only female members of the Franky family, which otherwise consists of brutish men.
  • Tragic Dream: Like Zambai, Volume 38's SBS Extras reveal that they also wanted to become shipwrights due to being excited about the sea train, but failed the Galley-La exam.
  • Verbal Tic: Since they were young, they have the habit of saying "waina" at the end of their sentences.

Tom's Workers

    Tom 

Tom

Voiced by: Yasuo Muramatsu (JP), Rob Mungle (EN)

Age: 67

Debut: Chapter 352 (Manga), Episode 248 (Anime)

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"There's nothing good, and nothing bad in building a ship, no matter what kind of ship it is. I don't care what kind of ships you build from now on!! But, no matter who gets injured by the ships you build, even if it looks like they'll destroy the world, you're the one who gave them life!! You, at least, have to love them!!! The one who created them must not deny them!!! Don't blame the ships!!! Men should puff out their chests with pride and a BOOM!!!... over the ships they build!!!"
Chapter 356

A huge long-horned cowfish Fish-man and a legendary shipwright from Water Seven. He adopted Iceburg and Cutty Flam/Franky. He was the one who built Gold Roger's ship, the Oro Jackson, and thus was sentenced to Impel Down for having done so. However, he asked for time in order to build the Sea Train, an innovative device that would have changed the fate of Water Seven. They gave him ten years to complete the project, Tom managed to complete the project in fourteen years, getting extra time to add more rails, and was pardoned of his "crimes". Unfortunately he and his apprentices were framed by Spandam. He took the responsibility for the accident and was sent to Impel Down, where he faced execution.

The Straw Hats eventually encounter Tom's younger brother Den, a Bering Wolffish merman, fellow shipwright, and marine ecologist, on Fish-Man Island.


  • Acrofatic: Despite his sheer bulk, Tom can be really fast. Justified because he's a Fish-man, who are naturally much stronger than humans.
  • Berserk Button: Franky denying his ownership of the Battle Frankies triggered the first and only time Tom struck him. As Tom explains, a shipwright can never reject his creations and needs to always care for them.
  • Big Fun: Tom was a big, jovial, and round Fish-man who laughed often.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Invoked. While on trial for having built the Oro Jackson, Roger's flagship, Tom talked about his Sea Train project. Conditions on Water 7 were bad enough that Tom's attempt to build the Sea Train was considered important enough to grant him an extension of the trial for 10 years. Tom even got 4 extra years to build extra rails and, once the project ended, Tom was even pardoned of his crimes.
  • Catchphrase: Tom's favorite often said: "Do it with a Don!" ("with a Boom" in the Viz manga and "with Gusto" in the FUNimation dub).
  • Cool Old Guy: Tom is an old Fish-man who wisecracked a lot, was very knowledgeable in ship making, adopted and educated Iceburg and Franky, and was strong and brave when the situation called for it.
  • Determinator: Even with a jagged harpoon in his chest, he was still conscious.
  • Gentle Giant: Tom was a very big and friendly Fish-man (both in height and in width) who was constantly joyful, and rarely got angry or upset.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Despite being an accomplished shipwright, he ended up being ostracized for his work on the Oro Jackson, which is why he ended up having to make his workshop in an isolated part of town. He regained the respect of Water 7 by building the sea train, but his reputation was ruined when he was framed for attacking the judicial ship.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After Spandam used the Battle Frankies to attack Water 7, Tom took the blame instead of his pupils, Iceburg and Franky, and was executed.
  • Horned Humanoid: Tom was a long-horned cowfish Fish-man and, just like his fish type, had a pair of small horns on his forehead.
  • The Hyena: He laughed at almost everything, like at Cutty Flam and Iceburg's quarrels, or when he narrowly avoided a death sentence with the promise of the Puffing Tom and Spandam threatened an unprovoked house search.
  • I Regret Nothing: After using his pardon to save Franky and Iceberg from the judicial ship attack, Tom realizes that he's back to where he was when he was sentenced to death 14 years ago, but doesn't mind. He's proud to have helped Roger by building a ship, and sees that Water 7 has hope now thanks to his sea train.
  • Made of Iron: Tom had been bombarded by Franky's battleships and impaled in the shoulder by a harpoon, which Franky said was designed to never come out without serious disfigurement. Later, Tom ripped the spear out with one hand without flinching.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Tom tended to say "with gusto!" or "with a boom!", depending on the translation. In the original, it's "with a don!"
  • Nice Guy: Tom was a kind-hearted Fish-man who didn't have any prejudice against humans, even adopteding two human pupils, and improved Water 7's situation with his projects.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Tom was always cheerful and happy, and didn't flinch when he was arrested, but after Franky denied creating the Battle Franky battleships, Tom broke his handcuffs, slapped Franky and scolded him, telling him that a shipwright must always love their creations. Iceburg notes that he'd never seen Tom hit Franky before, despite Franky being a brat in his younger years.
  • Papa Wolf: Tom was a carefree, friendly, and easy to entertain Fish-man, but could become truly dangerous whenever his pupils, Franky and Iceburg, were threatened. This extended to the ships he built, since he believed a shipwright is like a father to his own ships.
  • Parental Substitute: Tom basically adopted Iceburg and Franky, treating them like his own children and teaching them his own shipwright's skills.
  • Posthumous Character: He's dead by the time the series starts.
  • Secret-Keeper: Tom was in possession of the blueprints for Pluton, a battleship strong enough to destroy entire islands, and hid them to prevent the World Government from getting their hands on the them. After his death, Iceburg kept hiding the blueprints in his place.
  • Signature Laugh: "Tata ha ha ha ha!".
  • Stout Strength: Tom's portly and round physiques put a lot of emphasis on his arms, which are strong enough to carry huge pieces of wood. Justified because he's a Fish-man, who's naturally very strong on his own.
  • Super Strength: Tom was strong even by Fish-man standards, able to lift a ship with just one hand while the other lifted three masts.
  • Taking the Heat: To get Pluton's blueprints, Spandam and his men took control of Cutty Flam's ships and attacked Water 7. Iceburg and Cutty Flam were accused of this, but Tom took the blame, used the pardon from making the Sea Train to nullify his conviction and was executed in their place.
  • Ultimate Blacksmith: Or Ultimate Shipwright. Tom was the best shipwright in the world, and constructed Roger's ship and the Sea Train system, the latter of which saved Water 7 from decline by opening new routes of trade for the city. He was also the custodian of the blueprints for Pluton, the biggest battleship ever made. His two pupils, Franky and Iceburg, have become the best shipwrights of their generation as well.
  • Worth It: Though he does try to leverage his idea and creation of the Sea Train into a pardon for his creation of the Oro Jackson, when he's forced to use it to save Franky and Iceberg, he admits that he's fine with the sentence because he's proud of his work in creating the ship.

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