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The former pirate crew of Whitebeard, one of the Four Emperors, once one of the most powerful pirate crews in the world and viewed as the Roger Pirates' rivals back when they were around and their captain Gol D. Roger was alive. Not much is known about them, except that they consider themselves to be a great family united under Whitebeard as their surrogate father. At their peak, the Whitebeard Pirates were more than 1,600 strong, and were divided into 16 divisions, each led by one of Whitebeard's powerful division commanders. Under Whitebeard's benevolent leadership, the Whitebeard Pirates were actually a stabilizing force in the New World. However, they are undone by Blackbeard, who assassinated one of their own to take the Dark-Dark Fruit, then defeats Ace to give him to the World Government. The latter event is the spark that originates the Paramount War.
Following the Paramount War, during which both Whitebeard and the 2nd Division Commander Portgas D. Ace were slain, the crew is left without a central leader. The remnants of the crew were led by Marco The Phoenix, but were subsequently defeated by the Blackbeard Pirates when they challenged them to a payback war. Their territories have been conquered by the latter, and they are now a shadow of their former glory with the Warlord and Whitebeard's self-proclaimed son Edward Weevil hunting them down, although it seems the Whitebeard Pirates are still a force to be reckoned with.
- Adaptation Expansion: Many division commanders receive barely any screentime in the manga (to the point that most of their names aren't even revealed) but the anime gives them some attention.
- All for Nothing: All their efforts and sacrifices spent towards saving Ace go down in flames after he stupidly picks a fight with Akainu over a schoolyard insult, and pays for it with his life.
- Badass Crew: They are the trope image for a very good reason! They're subordinates of Whitebeard, so you can expect nothing less.
- Badass Family: Not in the traditional sense of family, but its a given due to not just being an Emperors crew, but one whos touted as the World's Strongest Man.
- Breaking the Fellowship: After their defeat at the hands of the Blackbeard Pirates, the crew dissolves.
- Broken Tears: At the end of the Summit War, they all mourn for the deaths of their fellow crewmate Ace and their captain, Whitebeard.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Their campaign against the Blackbeard Pirates doesn't end well.
- Family of Choice: They all consider one another siblings and Whitebeard as their father. It gets to the point where theyve gotten a reputation where they will retaliate if one of their own is harmed. In addition, they all disowned Blackbeard for killing Tatch.
- Foil: To the Big Mom Pirates, mainly on their "family" interpretation, since while none of the Known Whitebeard Pirates are related by blood, they regard each other as family, whereas the Big Mom Pirates see anyone from outside their blood family as pawns at best and trash at worst.
- Foreshadowing: When Ace joined the crew, it was offhandedly mentioned that the Second Division didn't have a commander for a long time. It's revealed in the Wano arc that it was first occupied by Kozuki Oden who left to join the Roger Pirates with Whitebeard's blessing, and he was holding the seat open since Oden promised that he would return.
- A Friend in Need: When Ace is about to be executed, they, along with the allied crews, all fight to save him. They don't succeed, thanks to his stupidity.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: In the span of two years after the Summit War, they've gone from the world's mightiest pirate crew to scattered stragglers being hunted down one by one.
- Revenge: Its literally serves the name of the Payback War, as the crew went to war with Blackbeard and his crew out of getting revenge for his roll in the deaths of Tatch, Ace, and Whitebeard.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Aside from Marco, we don't know what happened to the other commanders after the crew dissolved.
- You Shall Not Pass!: At the end of the war, they all fight to prevent Akainu from killing Luffy.
Marco "The Phoenix"
Voiced by: Masakazu Morita (JP), Bill Jenkins (EN, episode 151), Kyle Phillips (EN, episodes 316+)
Age: 43 (Pre-Timeskip), 45 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 234 (Manga), Episode 151 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Bird-Bird Fruit, Model: Phoenix
The commander of the First Division of the crew and arguably Whitebeard's right-hand man, Marco is first seen when one of Shanks' subordinates delivers a message to Whitebeard, and then later when Shanks himself visits their ship, the Moby Dick. Marco is depicted as a patient, mild-mannered man, but this belies his unfailing devotion to his captain and crew. In the past, he helped Ace get acclimated to the Whitebeard Pirates when he was first brought on board.
Marco has eaten the Bird-Bird Fruit (Tori Tori no Mi), Phoenix Model, a Mythical Zoan-class fruit that allows him to transform into a phoenix of blue flames, allowing him to regenerate from most injuries, as well granting him the ability of flight. His short skirmishes with the three Marine Admirals during the battle of Marineford indicate his great strength.
He participates in the Paramount War, where he clashes with all of the three Admirals, albeit briefly. After Ace and Whitebeard die, he helps protect Luffy from Marine forces.
After Whitebeard's death, he becomes the new captain, but his campaign against Blackbeard to avenge the former captain ends with a crushing defeat and the dissolution of the Whitebeard Pirates. Since then, he's been working as a doctor in Whitebeard's home village.
- All Your Powers Combined: Extends to Mythical Zoan powers in general. His Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit is a lottery winner, combining specific properties of all three Devil Fruit types: a Zoan's shapeshifting, a Paramecia's self-healing, and a Logia's nigh-invulnerability and element generation.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Being the commander of the 1st division, it's no surprise that he's Whitebeard's Number Two. Or that he becomes the new captain after the latter's death.
- Big Brother Mentor: Marco seems to fill this position towards Ace. Being one of the crew members to reach towards Ace and the one that explains the True Companions family dynamic the Whitebeard Pirates. He also has shades of Big Brother Instinct as when a dismayed Ace screams at his family why where they virtually sacrificing themselves for him, Marco, normally The Stoic, roars back everyone needed to know that NOBODY messes with a member of their family, and the Marines would learn that lesson, the hard way.
- Big Damn Heroes: After the Admirals have demolished Luffy and Aokiji is about to finish him off, Marco kicks away the Admiral.
- Breakout Character: He jumped from 122nd place to 12th place from the fourth to fifth popularity poll.
- Call to Agriculture: He has become the doctor of a small village after failing to stop Blackbeard.
- Combat Medic: In addition to (formerly) being Whitebeard's right-hand man, he's a doctor. His Devil Fruit powers allow him to heal injuries on other people...to an extent.
- Dumb Blonde: Inverted. Marco has blonde hair but has shown to be an insightful pirate. And Post-Time Skip, he's shown to have become a doctor.
- Extremity Extremist: Similar to Sanji, every single one of his attacks so far have relied on his legs and kicking techniques. Justified, since he needs to transform his arms into wings in order to fly.
- Faux Flame: Word of God states that his flames don't burn or spread like normal flames. Instead they're what allows him to heal.
- Flight: Thanks to his Devil Fruit, he's one of the very few characters in One Piece who can fly.
- Godzilla Threshold: Due to being one of the strongest characters short of the Four Emperors, Cat Viper asks him to help the Straw Hats in their war against Kaido. He replies that he can't go, since there is the danger of Edward Weevil attacking Whitebeard's home village.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Taking hits and instantly recovering is a large part of his fighting style. During the Marineford battle, he takes hits from all the admirals and still manages to get up every time.
- Healing Factor: Being a phoenix and all, his flames will instantly heal any wound he suffers, which even includes being pierced by lasers. Ultimately, although he still feels the pain, this puts his resilience close to that of a Logia user's.
- Healing Hands: His Devil Fruit's healing powers can be used on others, though to a lesser extent than on himself.
- Healing Shiv: His phoenix form's flames may look dangerous, but they can only heal and deal no damage. To attack, Marco uses mainly kicks.
- Ki Manipulation: He's a confirmed Haki user and has clashed with Kizaru, who has eaten a light rogia.
- Lightning Bruiser: Fast enough to catch Kizaru off-guard and strong enough to kick him square into a wall from a lengthy distance.
- Meaningful Name: Double as Punny Name. His birthday is October 5 and his name can be derived from Maru-co (10-5).
- Mr. Exposition: He explains to Cat Viper the history of Whitebeard's home village.
- Nice Guy: Very polite and friendly to all of his allies. During the War of the Best, he's even a good enough sport to have some sarcastic banter with Kizaru before the situation gets really serious.
- Nigh Invulnerable: His power is not a Logia type, but this trait is kind of a given when you're a phoenix... although, unlike a Logia, he can't defend himself automatically; he needs to actively use his blue flames to heal himself after taking the hit. However, since he can actually heal from injuries and not just have attacks phase through him, he's considerably more resilient than a mere Logia. Logias cannot actually heal from any real injuries they receive, such as Haki attacks; they're just really good at avoiding hits in a very fancy way. Marco actually tanks any and all hits, and heals up afterwards.
- Number Two: He appears to be Whitebeard's right-hand man, giving and relaying orders to everyone until Whitebeard himself entered the fight and then assuming leadership of the Whitebeard Pirates after their Captain's death. A flashback to Edward Newgate's past implies Marco was also the first member of the crew to join alongside the captain.
- Older Than They Look: Marco is 45 years old, although he looks like he'd be in his 20s.
- The Phoenix: His Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit lets him turn into one.
- Red Baron: He's referred as Marco "The Phoenix", referring to his ability to turn into a phoenix.
- Red Herring Shirt: In his first appearance, he is drawn really blocky, and is colored messily, implying he's but a lowly Mook. Skip to Marineford, and, well...
- Revenge: After Whitebeard's death, he commands the crew in a payback war against Blackbeard, but they suffer a crushing defeat.
- Slasher Smile: He's seen sporting one at the beginning of the war.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Downplayed. Marco only wore glasses post-Time Skip, but even before that, he was shown to be sharp.
- Superpower Lottery: A clear winner, in that a Mythical Zoan fruit is even rarer than a Logia type. His Devil Fruit in particular is especially quite the prize, as it gives him aspects common to all three Devil Fruit types.note
- Take Up My Sword: For the Big Good Whitebeard. Unfortunately, his first campaign as de facto Captain doesn't go well, as the remainder of his crew is crushed by Blackbeard and implied to have disbanded shortly thereafter.
- Tattooed Crook: He has Whitebeard's sign tattooed across his chest. The "crook" part is averted, as he's a good guy.
- Technicolor Fire: His fire in phoenix form is blue (and yellow in the anime).
- Verbal Tic: In the Japanese dub, he tends to end his sentences in "-yoi".
- Walking Shirtless Scene: The unbuttoned-top kind.
- Wreathed in Flames: Turning himself into a phoenix-hybrid form, his whole body is surrounded by blue flames. Unlike other examples, these flames do not spread nor burn others, but instead are what he uses to heal.
- You Killed My Father: He already hates Blackbeard for being a traitor and killing Thatch, but after he kills Whitebeard, the crew's surrogate father, he declares war against him.
- You Shall Not Pass!: After Ace dies, Marco leads all of the remaining Whitebeard Pirates Commanders into an epic example of this trope against Akainu, in order to protect a mentally-shattered Luffy.
Portgas D. "Fire Fist" Ace
Child Voice: Daisuke Sakaguchi (JP), Chris Burnett (EN)
Adult Voice: Toshio Furukawa (JP), Jesse Hooker (EN, 4Kids), Travis Willingham (EN, Funi), Roberto Mendiola (Latin American Spanish)
Debut: Chapter 154 (Manga), Episode 91 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Flame-Flame Fruit
Portgas D. Ace is Luffy's older brother by way of adoption, and the Second Division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates, the strongest pirate crew in the world. Like his younger brother, he is a Big Eater and a Heavy Sleeper, but unlike his brother, he is intelligent, polite, and gracious, much to the surprise of the Straw Hats when they first met him. He is somewhat protective of Luffy, and looks forward to meeting him on the high seas as pirates. However, his different family name hints at something else. As it turns out, Portgas D. Rouge was his mother only, and his father was actually Gold Roger. He has eaten the Flame-Flame Fruit (Mera Mera no Mi), allowing him to create, control and transform into fire.
He had a bounty of 550,000,000 Berries.
- The Ace: Aside from the obvious, pretty much every character he's been shown interacting with, from the Straw Hats, to Whitebeard, to Jimbei, and even Blackbeard, have mentioned what an exceptional and great guy he is.
- Aloof Big Brother: While he's a cool big brother in the present, when they were kids Ace acted quite distant and crude to Luffy, and tried to abandon him everytime Luffy followed him.
- Always Someone Better: Luffy sees Ace as a better version of himself, but never resents Ace for it and even idolizes his big brother, seeing as Ace served as his protector and caretaker soon after they first met until Ace left to become a pirate.
- Anger Born of Worry: Ace cares for Luffy and states that his borther's recklessness would make him angry and worried. For this reason, upon learning of Luffy's career as a pirate, immediately tries to contact him.
- Art Evolution: Ace's face in his later appearances is drastically different from his first one. His jaw is less angular, his eyes aren't as slanted, his mouth is smaller and more realistic, his ears are smaller, and most significantly, his bushy eyebrows (which were once a noticeable and defining trait) were entirely trimmed down.
- Badass in Distress: After getting captured by Blackbeard and handed over the the World Government, he becomes the focal point for a huge battle as the government publicly announces his execution and provokes Whitebeard into attacking them. Luffy and others also get involved, thus invoking an epic Rescue Arc as Luffy journeys to Impel Down to rescue him.
- Bash Brothers: Literally. During the summit war, after his brother Luffy frees him, both begin to kick ass together. Admit it, you always wanted to see this since he was introduced.
- One the fillers in the anime (the episode just after Ace was introduced) has the two briefly busting heads against some of the Billons.
- Also in Chapter 584, a young Ace and Sabo took on the Bluejam Pirates to rescue a young Luffy.
- Bastard Angst: Ace is the bastard son of Pirate King Gold Roger, and as such he has a big stigma put on him. All his life he always wonders whether he deserves to be born because of this.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: As children, Ace was quite mean and cruel to Luffy. The turning point that led to the former treating the latter nicer was because Luffy told Ace he was happy that the latter was alive.
- Big Brother Bully: Even after Ace started treating Luffy a little nicer as children, he was comparatively meaner to him than Sabo.
- Big Brother Instinct:
- While he was going to kill Blackbeard anyway for killing Thatch, it's his plan to kill Luffy as well that really ticks him off.
- In fact, as Ace tells a couple of different people (namely Luffy's crew, then later Jimbei), a little brother like Luffy makes a big brother worry, implying that this instinct was almost always active in Ace until he saw the reliable crew Luffy had gathered, giving him some reassurance that Luffy would stay safe.
- Big Brother Mentor: Fills this role exceptionally, as Ace would always offer advice to help Luffy.
- Blood Brothers: With Luffy and Sabo. None of them were related of course, but they were very close and even made a ceremony of drinking sake and became brothers. Ace made it his mission in life to adhere to Sabo's last wishes and protect their mutual younger brother, eventually to the cost of his own life. Heartbreakingly, he died without ever knowing that his other brother was alive.
- Born Winner: Ace has incredible potential, even awakening Conquerer's Haki as a child, due to being the son of the Pirate King, Gold Roger. Luffy also has this potential due to his own heritage, but it took longer to show. On the other hand, Luffy was also far more emotionally stable than Ace.
- Bratty Half-Pint: As a child, Ace was an unruly and violent child. In fact, when he first met Luffy, Ace spat on his cheek. For no other reason, except that he wanted to.
- Breakout Character: The sixth most popular and the most popular deceased character in the roster.
- Broken Ace: Accidental Pun aside, he isn't the most self-respecting guy. He always wonders whether he has the right to be alive, due to being the son of the Pirate King.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Ace's belt has the letter "A" on the buckle.
- Crippling Overspecialization: By the present day, Ace's fighting style has devolved into throwing as much fire as he can at the enemy until they're dead. This bites him hard when he faces Blackbeard who can nullify Devil Fruit powers, and Akainu whose fruit is outright superior to Ace's.
- Character Development: There's a lot behind that friendly face that you wouldn't expect. Just trace his backstory from him as a child to a rookie on Whitebeard's crew to how he is now.
- As a child, he was a Bratty Half-Pint who would treat a young Luffy poorly. Through their hardships together, not only did Ace become kinder person, but also a Cool Big Bro to Luffy.
- As a rookie on Whitebeard's crew, Ace initially tried to murder Whitebeard, but came to not only be extremely loyal to the pirate but also look up to him as a surrogate father figure.
- Cool Big Bro: He's Luffy's adoptive older brother, and they're very close friends.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Other than the obvious death of Sabo, Ace has a ton of angst over whether or not he should have been born, just because he had the blood of the Pirate King running through his veins. Ultimately, the answer to this question is what he desires in this life.
- Dead Hat Shot: Downplayed. After the big clash with Blackbeard at Banaro Island, ended with both of them using their strongest attack, the last shot is Ace's hat on the ground, upside-down, signifying his defeat.
- Death by Irony: His signature move (and the source of his epithet) is a flaming punch, and he's killed by a punch made of magma. He's also rescued from being executed, only to sacrifice himself minutes later to protect the person that has rescued him.
- Determinator: Other than continuing to fight Blackbeard, he tried to kill Whitebeard. And even when most people wouldn't even go after his sons, he made at least a hundred attempts on his life. Granted, he failed every time, but it sure takes balls to do that. He later became one of Whitebeard's most loyal commanders.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: After being punched through the chest by Akainu, he falls in Luffy's arms where he says his final words before dying.
- Driving Question: Not for the plot, but for him. Ace's angst over his bloodline lead him to keep on living in order to find the answer to this one question: "Did I deserve to be born?"
- Dub Name Change: Known as "Trace" in the 4Kids dub. In the Italian dub, he's called "Ace il portoghese".
- Elemental Punch: The Fire Fist, his Signature Move, is a giant flame shot by his fist.
- Empowered Badass Normal: He was strong even as a child, to the point of taking down the infamous criminal Bluejam with only Dadan at his side. The Flame Flame fruit only make him stronger.
- Fatal Flaw: Just like Luffy, it's wrath. He couldn't stand Blackbeard getting away with murdering Thatch, so he left to hunt him down against the advice of all of the other crew-mates, which results in his capture. Immediately after being rescued, Ace once again ignores everyone else's wishes by stopping to fight Akainu, simply because Akainu has insulted Whitebeard. At that point, it's a literally fatal flaw.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Even if this wasn't always the case, Ace fits firmly in the latter category, as he is the more level-headed one of the two.
- Generation Xerox: Funny how even though he has stated to hate his father, he became an infamous and powerful pirate by himself, even turning down the offer of Warlord of the Sea. Subverted that he wasn't continuing Roger's legacy, but rather serving under Roger's rival, Whitebeard as a commander.
- Go Out with a Smile: As any true D. would. He died happy knowing that despite the bad blood in his veins, despite being a "good-for-nothing", he was truly loved. Heartwarming, yet utterly tearjerking.
- Hairstyle Inertia: Like Luffy, his hair looked exactly the same his entire life. In Ace's case, it even looked the same when he was a baby.
- Heroic Bastard: A really sweet guy who's revealed to be the illegitimate son of Gol D. Roger and his lover, Rouge.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Took the lava punch that was meant to Luffy and promptly died afterwards.
- Heterosexual Life-Partner: All of the members of Whitebeard's pirates consider themselves brothers and sons of Whitebeard, but Thatch was one of his closest friends before Blackbeard killed him.
- Hilariously Abusive Childhood: If you cut out all the angst he had about being Roger's son, his childhood was this if Luffy's was anything to go by. Note that Ace is just as scared of Garp as Luffy is, and would only stand up to him when it came to Luffy and his dream of being of a pirate. Not that anyone can blame him.
- Honor Before Reason: He could have escaped Marineford alive had he not gone back to fight Akainu after he insulted Whitebeard.
- Hot-Blooded: Zigzagged. Contrary to what one might expect, despite his ample firepower he is one of the more cool-headed characters in the story. That is, unless, you murder one of his True Companions or threaten to hurt his little brother...
- Hunk: He may be on the lean side, but he's definitely a hunk given his muscular build that would make any man jealous. The fact that he is often seen without a shirt highlights his powerful figure. In and out of universe, he is popular with women.
- Idiot Ball: After Ace is rescued, Whitebeard orders his comrades to run while he keeps the marines busy. However, Akainu purposefully taunts Ace by insulting Whitebeard's honor and Ace falls for the obvious trap, despite even Luffy telling him to ignore Akainu's taunts. In the end, this mistake costs Ace his life.
- Ki Manipulation: Capable of using the King's Ambition Haki.
- Killed Off for Real: Breaking the rule of "nobody dies outside of flashbacks", Ace dies in the climax of the war at Marineford at the hands of Akainu. The moment includes the complete destruction of his Vivre Card and a Really Dead Montage, to boot.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Just like his brother and father, extreme impulsiveness and an utter lack of regard for consequences are defining character traits, and it earned him a serious ass-whooping from Blackbeard and got him killed by Akainu.
- Like a Son to Me: Ace was the son of Garp's greatest rival but he came to genuinely love the boy as his own surrogate grandson.
- Like Father, Like Son: As per Garp, his personality is apparently much closer to Roger's than Luffy's is, right down to his impulsive aggression and tendency to start fights in the blink of an eye to defend the honor of his friends and allies.
- Living Emotional Crutch: He's this to Luffy and even an amnesiac Sabo, who are crushed by his death. Luffy, however, takes it worse as he temporarily gives up on his dreams after his Angst Coma and needs Jimbei's help to recover, while Sabo is able to pull himself together after entering his own Angst Coma.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: As many fans theorized, Ace is not directly related to the Monkey family. He is in fact Gold Roger's son. It is somewhat a variant from the standard deliverance in that Ace already knew who his biological father was, and so did Luffy for that matter. In fact, the only reason this fact hadn't come out earlier is because nobody bothered to ask.
- Men Don't Cry: Ace would always try to remind the young Luffy of this trope, but couldn't back his own tears when he read Sabo's last letter to Luffy and himself.
- Mr. Fanservice: A very genial and handsome young man who's also permanently shirtless. In the anime his fight with Blackbeard includes some pretty gratuitous shots of his toned back and chest.
- Nice Guy: He is more polite and (slightly) more emotionally mature than Luffy. Although he didn't start that way.
- Nice Hat: He wears a red beaded necklace and an orange hat with two blue smileys, one frowning and one smiling, and a string of red beads sitting above the rim. Two long orange side straps hung down sides of his hat and meet at a large medallion of a bull's skull with orange tassels.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Ate a Logia Devil Fruit, so natch. Too bad he has to face someone who can nullify that, then someone with a superior element.
- Nom de Mom: He uses his mother's name instead of his father's, feeling he owes her greatly while the fact of who his father is has caused him nothing but grief. It also served the purpose of protecting himself from his father's enemies, especially the World Government and the Marines.
- Not Quite Saved Enough: Mere moments after he was freed from his restrains in Marineford, he went on the escape, only to be goaded by Akainu into fighting him despite Luffy, Whitebeard, and the crew's pleas against it, and he got magma-fisted to shield Luffy from Akainu.
- One-Man Army: Comes with being one of the strongest member of an emperor crew, Ace is incredibly strong and takes out multiple Marine ships with one attack, with no effort.
- Ornamental Weapon: He carries dagger on his belt that he's never actually been shown using outside of a flashback, preferring instead using his devil fruit.
- Playing with Fire: Thanks to the Flame-Flame logia fruit, he can transform his body into fire and uses it to make very destructive attack, with his strongest one being able to wipe out an entire island with a clash.
- Power of the Sun: His ultimate attack, Great Flame Commandment: Flame Emperor, looks like he's throwing a miniature (relatively speaking) star he sends at his target
- Present Absence: Even after his death, Ace continues to influence the plot, both directly and indirectly. It was his death that reignited Sabo's memories, causing him to seek out Ace's Devil Fruit to both carry out his late brother's will, and to reunite with and protect their mutual younger brother, Luffy. Said devil fruit was also used as bait by Doflamingo to draw Luffy into a trap, and that led to the formation of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. Ace's influence even extends as far the Wano arc, as the first person Luffy meets there, a young girl named O-tama, has been waiting for Ace's return to Wano Country for several years — tragically unaware of his untimely passing two years prior.
- The Promise:
- He made one with Luffy when they were children to go out to sea and live their lives free of regrets. As Ace laid dying in Luffy's arms, he states the only regret he has is that he wouldn't be able to see Luffy accomplish his dream of becoming the Pirate King.
- He also made a promise to Luffy that he would never die and leave Luffy alone after Sabo's "death". As the above can tell you, it's a promise not even he could keep. The only saving grace is that (unbeknownst to both of them), he doesn't leave Luffy alone — after his death, Sabo finally regains his memories and swears to take up Ace's mantle as Luffy's protector.
- Raised by Grandparents: Subverted. Ace was taken care of by his and Luffy's grandfather, Monkey D. Garp. However, it's later revealed that Ace and Garp are not related as the latter adopted the former upon the request of Ace's biological father. Garp still considers him his grandson anyway, even if adopted.
- Raised by Rival: A rare and consensual example. In the past, some time before the execution of Pirate King Gold Roger, he had a talk with his greatest rival, Marine Vice Admiral Garp, that he had a wife and would-be child, and he trusted Garp enough (being the man who had faced him numerous times in battle) to entrust them to him. Garp agreed to it, because he didn't want to disrespect Roger and he had a plan for the child himself, i.e trying to make him a Marine officer instead of a pirate. Garp would then help Roger's wife, Rouge, with hiding from the masses and witness her birthing her son.
- Red Baron: Gains the epithet of "Fire-Fist", due to the infamy of his Signature Move and his considerable destructive capabilities with his powers.
- The Reveal: Him being Roger's son is a shocker.
- Revenge: His main motive for pursuing Blackbeard is to avenge his former friend Tahtch, who has been killed by Blackbeard.
- Running Gag: His Sleepyhead trait, plus constantly pulling a dine-and-dash.
- Sacrificial Lion: Ace is the first major character to die on screen, outside of a flashback. His death proves Luffy he has to get stronger if he wants to become the Pirate King, setting off the two-years of training during the Time-Skip.
- Sad Clown: Ace is a pretty jovial guy, much like Luffy. And just like Luffy, he's got a lot of hidden insecurities. He spent his entire life thinking that he didn't deserve to be born thanks to the World Government stigmatizing anyone born with the 'D' initials in their name.
- Sent Into Hiding: His mother held him for twenty months in her womb just to make sure the public won't know he's the son of her lover, Pirate King Gold Roger. Because of the stigma that a pirate's son will Turn Out Like His Father let alone him being the son of Roger and that the Marines, after Roger's death, started a witch-hunt of every woman ever affiliated with him, searching for the possibility of an offspring. This costs her her life.
- Signature Move: The flame-flame fruit is very versatile, and allows Ace to do many things, but his most iconic attack is the destructive Fire-Fist, which is where his title comes from.
- Sins of Our Fathers: He is the son of Pirate King Gol D. Roger and has been hunted by the World Government even before he was born in an attempt to rid the world of the 'D' bloodline. To the world, Ace's first and greatest crime is being born. No wonder he has so much angst about it.
- Sleepyhead: He's got a Running Gag of falling asleep at random intervals and making everyone around him panic. Even if he isn't related by blood, this trait probably runs in the family.
- The Starscream: Whitebeardrecruited Ace by outright kidnapping both him and his crew, and Ace decided to overthrow Whitebeard. Over time, Ace grows fond of Whitebeard until becoming totally loyal to him. Ironically, Whitebeard apparently has been grooming Ace to be his successor.
- Taking the Bullet: After being defeated by Akainu in a quick clash, the admiral decides to kill a defenseless Luffy with his magma punch and Ace uses his last forces to launch himself between his brother and Akainu's punch.
- Tattooed Crook:
- His arm has "ASCE" inked on it, with the S crossed out. Apparently, the tattoo artist couldn't spell. On a non-embarrassing note, his back proudly displays the Whitebeard Pirate crossbones (formerly a Manji before editors told Oda to change it).
- It is later revealed that the crossed-out S in the ASCE tattoo isn't a mistake. An S with an X through it was Sabo's Jolly Roger. Oda later drew a "what if" picture of Luffy, Ace, and Sabo together as adults, and Ace's name was spelled correctly on his tattoo.
- Too Dumb to Live: Because responding to an enemy's taunt in the middle of a war despite your comrades telling you to ignore it and keep running is a clever idea indeed. It proves to be fatal.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Played with, as he had a troubled childhood due to being the child of Roger and the world hating his father, with the World Goverment's Absolute Justice doctrine stating that even the child of a world-renowned criminal is a threat. He even took up a life of piracy because of it. However, if you'd met him, he's a well-meaning, easy-going, polite and friendly guy (if a little mischievous). He's arguably kinder than even Luffy. The world he lives in doesn't give him much of a chance to live.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Before they were even brothers, Ace had a noteworthy Nightmare Face to anyone else except Sabo, and tried to kill Luffy many times (but hilariously failing). It was after interacting with Luffy, and Sabo's 'death' that Ace decides to become a kind older brother to Luffy who was grieving over Sabo, and the man he is today.
- A Tragedy of Impulsiveness: His hotheaded decision to lash out against Akainu for insulting Whitebeard and ignore his crewmates' pleas for him to run makes him lose his only chance of escaping with his life, leaves Luffy vulnerable for a lethal attack, and necessitates the act of sacrificing himself.
- Tragic Hero: Despite all of his achievements, he ultimately gets captured, brought to execution, and right after he's freed, he gets murdered. He's been, at least, happy with everyone he's been close with (especially Luffy) and then goes Out With a Smile.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Son: Gol D. Roger, while not completely ugly, was quite scary-looking and with a messy appearence, while his son Ace is very attractive and hot.
- Undying Loyalty: Has an extreme devotion to Whitebeard. This trait ultimately ends up getting Deconstructed. Taking Blackbeard's betrayal of Whitebeard as a personal insult to his honor and takes the bait when Akainu insults Whitebeard. The former gets Ace captured by the marines and serves as the catalayst of the Marineford War. The latter results in his death.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He rarely, if ever, wears a shirt.
- Walking Spoiler: If you're new to One Piece and get curious about what's happened as of late and decide to peek ahead a little, it's almost impossible to dig too deep into the Straw Hats separation and the Time Skip without piecing together that Ace dies.
- What Could Have Been:
- In-universe: He was given an invitation by the World Government to join the Seven Warlords Of The Sea. He, of course, declined.
- Although it's never outright confirmed, there are some hints that Whitebeard was grooming him to be his successor.
- When He Smiles: You know that it's a big step forward for him when he cracks that big, adorable grin at Luffy and Sabo when they were kids (keeping in mind that Ace didn't have much reason to do so to anyone else).
- The Worf Effect: Despite being hailed as one of the greatest warriors in the world (see above) his main role in the series has boiled down to being a stepping stone for Blackbeard and a convenient excuse to demonstrate Blackbeard's power. Then after being set free and kicking ass for about two chapters, he's instantly defeated by Akainu by jumping in front of him to protect Luffy, taking the worst injury ever seen in the series so far.
- Worth Living For: Ace's angst over his bloodline is so bad that the only reason he keeps on living is to find out whether or not he deserved to be born. He finds his answer when his brothers and eventually, the Whitebeard Pirates come into his life, having finally realized where his place in life is. That just makes his death all the more tragic.
- Wreathed in Flames: Naturally he can cover himself in fire or become it.
- You're Not My Father: Ace is born as Gol D. Ace, but he totally disavows his birth father and takes his mother's name instead while claiming Whitebeard is the only father he has.
- Youthful Freckles: He actually doesn't fall into any of the archetypes though he fit the Bratty Half-Pint type like a glove when he was a kid.
Voiced by: Takashi Nagasako (JP), Matt Thurston (EN)
Age: 40 (Pre-Timeskip), 42 (Pre-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 234 (Manga), Episode 151 (Anime)
Devil Fruit: Glitter-Glitter Fruit
Jozu, the Third Division commander, first makes his appearance when Shanks' subordinate delivers a message to Whitebeard. When Shanks later comes to meet them in person, Jozu comments on his immense Haki, but is shown being unaffected himself. Though he has a stern disposition, he has great devotion towards his crewmates and captain. Jozu has eaten the Glitter-Glitter Fruit (Kira Kira no Mi), a Devil Fruit that enables him to turn his entire body into diamond, making him very difficult to hurt. He also possesses immense physical strength, being able to pick up and hurl an entire iceberg towards his adversaries. He's also deceptively fast and agile.
- An Arm and a Leg: Loses an arm to Aokiji.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Portrayed as the 3rd in command of the crew after Whitebeard and Marco, and appropriately he is one of 3 people in the series thus far to make an Admiral bleed.
- The Big Guy: One of the tallest guys in the main Whitebeard Pirate crew (aside from the big man himself), and with the strength to match.
- Boring, but Practical: His Devil Fruit allows him to turn his body into diamond and he uses it to charge his enemy while transformed. Not the flashiest of attacks, but is very effective.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: While he does have Devil Fruit powers, they should not affect his physical strength. Despite this, he is shown lifting and tossing a huge iceberg many hundreds of times his size.
- Faster Than They Look: Don't be fooled by his large Top-Heavy Guy appearance, he can move so fast that he manages to hit Crocodile before he realizes it.
- Human Popsicle: Aokiji freezes his entire body and he falls. He doesn't end in Literally Shattered Lives but loses his right arm and is unable to fight for the rest of the war.
- Ki Manipulation: Can use Armament haki.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's 16'6", strong enough to lift icebergs bigger than him, literally tough as diamond and, if these aren't enough, he's incredibly fast.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Not to the same extent as other characters, but he is literally made of diamond.
- Red Baron: He's known as "Diamond" Jozu because of his Devil Fruit power.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Jozu? Jose? Joss? Jaws? The One Piece Green: Secret Pieces book finally confirms this with just Jozu.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are much shorter and smaller in comparison to his upper body.
- The Worf Effect: Despite showing capable of blocking one of Mihawk's slashes and wounding Crocodile with a punch, he is quickly 'controlled' for a period by Doflamingo and then quickly removed from the Marineford War in quick order by Aokiji, as the battle moves to the plaza.
Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (JP), Parker Fitzgerald (EN)
Debut: Chapter 440 (Manga), Episode 325 (Anime)
The Fourth Division commander. Killed by Blackbeard before the story started, he's very friendly and sociable and very close to Ace. As seen during the Summit War, no one took his place as fourth division commander after his death.
He doesn't have any Devil Fruit power and even refuses to eat the Dark-Dark Fruit after he finds it.
- Anime Hair: Downplayed, but his pompadour is really large.
- Badass Beard: He's a divion commander of the world's strongest crew and sports a cool goatee.
- Badass Normal: He used to be a division commander of the world's strongest crew despite not having any Devil Fruit ability and, when he finds the Dark-Dark Fruit, he decides to not eat it. Unfortunately for him, Blackbeard wanted exactly that fruit.
- Dual Wielding: In the anime, he fights the Decalvan Brothers using two swords. In the manga, however, he's seen only with one.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar near his left eye. Despite being a pirate, it's of the good kind since's he's a Nice Guy.
- Heterosexual Life-Partner: He and Ace used to be very close, to the point that the latter is the one who's hurt the most by his death at the hands of Blackbeard.
- Nice Guy: From the little that's shown of him, he used to be a pretty friendly fellow, as seen how he interacts with newly-arrived Ace.
- Perpetual Smiler: He's always seen with a 32-teeth smile.
- Plot-Triggering Death: His assassination causes Ace to follow Blackbeard, who manages to capture Ace and sell him to the marines. Cue a war to rescue Ace from execution which ends with Ace's and Whitebeard's deaths, the latter also causes the end of an era.
- Posthumous Character: By the beginning of the series, he's already been killed by Blackbeard and we only get to know him through flashbacks.
- Sacrificial Lion: The circumstances around Thatch's death are going to be felt even to the end of the series.
"Flower Sword" Vista
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (JP), Hunter Barnett (EN)
Age: 45 (Pre-Timeskip), 47 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 552 (Manga), Episode 0 (Anime)
Vista, the Fifth Division Commander, makes his appearance during Ace's flashback, and subsequently during the Marineford arc. Always calm and polite, he doesn't seem to have consumed a Devil Fruit, but is among the most skilled swordsmen in the world, as he was able to engage in a skirmish with Dracule Mihawk during the war and emerge unscathed.
- Badass Cape: He wears a large blue cape that is part of his shirt. It goes with his badass appearance.
- Badass Mustache: Has a large twisted moustache and is able to match Mihawk, the world's strongest swordman.
- Badass Normal: He doesn't appear to have any Devil Fruit abilities, but he's still an extremely powerful swordsman, enough so that he can go toe-to-toe with Mihawk; while it was clear that neither of them is taking the fight seriously, Mihawk states that any swordsman worth their salt would know who Vista is.
- Berserk Button: He is not happy when Blackbeard comes to Marineford, and has to be pushed back from going after him.
- Carpet of Virility: Although not too noticeable, his chest is quite hairy.
- Dastardly Whiplash: He's got a large mustache and wears a top hat but, despite fitting the trope appearance-wise, he's actually a good character.
- Dual Wielding: He wields two swords in battle.
- Ki Manipulation: A confirmed Haki user.
- Master Swordsman: You have to be when you can go toe-to-toe with the world's best swordsman and get him to recognize how strong you are, especially since said swordsman is normally so jaded due to the weakness of his enemies.
- Nice Hat: A rather dapper black top hat.
- Number Two: Seems to be this to Marco. Though by this point in the story, he's the highest level Division Commander that was still in fighting condition besides Marco.
- Petal Power: In the anime, rose petals appear when he attacks.
- He even unleashes a small barrage of them in an attack known as "Rose Rondo." Mihawk was certainly stunned for a moment before deflecting the attack.
- We see it once more when he attacks Akainu. The petals actually end up knocking globs of Akainu's magma body off, indicating they are quite dangerous.
- Red Baron: Subverted as "Flower Sword" isn't much for intimidation.
- Something About a Rose: He's named "Flower Sword" for a reason: he produces flower petals during some of his attacks.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His torso is not overly massive compared to his legs, but there's still a noticeable difference.
- You Shall Not Pass!: Alongside his fellow Commander and Captain allies on making sure Akainu does not go kill Luffy.
Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (JP), Josh Grelle (EN)
Debut: Chapter 553 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Sixth Division commander. He has eaten a Devil Fruit who gives him two pockets in his chin where he can store what he wants, like a huge hammer.
He's seen, along with the other commanders of the Whitebeard's pirates, at Marineford to save Ace.
- All There in the Manual: His name is revealed in an SBS.
- Drop the Hammer: He is only seen wielding a massive wooden Hammer than anything else from his pockets.
- Gonk: His round face and his large lips give him a goofy appearance.
- Hammerspace: This is literally Blamenco's power, as he has pockets on his chin he can pull stuff out of, like, you guessed it, a hammer.
- Oh, Crap!: He's shocked when he sees Ace taking Akainu's punch directed at Luffy.
- Stout Strength: Despite his rotund body, he's able to effortlessy swing a hammer three times his size.
- Visual Pun: With his (presumably) Devil Fruit's ability, he can pull a giant hammer from the pockets on his chin. In other words, his ability is having a literal Hammer Space.
Voiced by: Takahiro Fujimoto (JP), James Chandler (EN)
Debut: Chapter 553 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Seventh Division Commander. He fights using a spiked flail which has a mouth and seems to have a life of its own.
He's seen, along with the other commanders of the Whitebeard's pirates, at Marineford to save Ace.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: To go with his pirate appearance, he wears a bandana around his forehead.
- Badass Longcoat: He wears a ripped longcoat that makes him one of the few characters to have an actual pirate appearance.
- Badass Moustache: He's got a pair of long mustaches.
- Badass Normal: It seems that his weapon has a Devil Fruit but Rakuyo himself seems to not have any special power.
- Dreadlock Warrior: He's a strong pirate with dreadlocks.
- Emotional Bruiser: Even if he's fighting in an all-out war, he cries at every slightly emotional moment.
- Epic Flail: Rakuyou sports a Ball-and-Chain that (seems) to be a Living Weapon like Lassoo & Funkfreed.
- Expy: Looks a lot like a muscular Jack Sparrow.
- Guy Liner: He has some make-up around his eyes.
Voiced by: Daisuke Matsubara (JP)
Debut: Chapter 552 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Eighth Division commander. He's a shark fish-man who doesn't use any weapons. Instead, he fights using hand-to-hand combat and his shark teeth.
Like the other commanders, he participates at the battle of Marineford to rescue Ace.
- All There in the Manual: His name, like those of many other division commanders, is revealed in an SBS.
- Anime Hair: His hair is quite spiky.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: He doesn't have a Weapon of Choice and fights using hand-to-hand combat, though it's unknown if he uses fish-man karate.
- Fish People: He's a shark fish-man.
- Kubrick Stare: His eyes are as if he's perpetually frowning. The fact that he lacks eyebrows doesn't help.
- Now That's Using Your Teeth!: In a Anime-only scene, he destroys a Marine's Battle Axe by grabbing it with his teeth and crushing the head.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: His name is one letter away from that of another aquatic fighter.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His name can also be spelled Namuyuu.
- Super Strength: While in his brief appearance he doesn't show any particular feat of strength, being a fish-man, he's ten times stronger than the average human when out of water and, being a commander in the world's strongest crew, he's likely even stronger.
- Tattooed Crook: While on the side of the good guys, he's a pirate with the number "8", the division he commands, tattoed on his neck.
- Threatening Shark: He's a shark fish-man and, while a good guy, it's safer not having him as an enemy.
- Token Minority: Namur is the only commander who's not a human, being a Fish-man instead.
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (JP), Mark Rios (EN)
Debut: Chapter 553 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Ninth Division commander.
He's seen participating at the battle of Marineford to save Ace, where he fights with a huge sword. Later, he's seen carrying Jozu's frozen body.
- Badass Beard: He's got a quite badass grey beard. Twenty years before the events of Marineford, it was black.
- BFS: He wields a sword that is large even compared to his size.
- Large and in Charge: He's not much smaller than Whitebeard and has authority over a large chunk of the crew.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: He's badass enough to wear a sleeveless vest.
- Tattooed Crook: Has his crew's Jolly Roger tattooed on his shoulders.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His vest is always open and there's no shirt to cover his large and ripped body.
Voiced by: Kōhei Fukuhara (JP), Ricco Fajardo (EN)
Debut: Chapter 552 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Tenth Division commander. He specializes in firearms and has two guns and two bazookas, probably to go with his military soldier-motif.
He's participates the battle of Marineford to rescue his fellow division commander Ace, where he fights Gecko Moria and Akainu. The latter makes a quick job of him, but Curiel's crewmates rescue him.
- Badass Longcoat: He wears a green sleeveless longcoat to go with his militaresque appearance.
- BFS: Carries two bazookas on his back, and can make a good use of them.
- Challenge Seeker: He challenged Gekko Moria and, later, Admiral Akainu all by himself.
- Cool Helmet: Wears a nice watermelon-like helmet.
- Cool Shades: Under his helmet, you can see he's wearing a pair of purple-tinted glasses.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His fight against Akainu to protect Luffy doesn't last long.
- Guns Akimbo: Using only one gun or one bazooka isn't badass enough for a commander of the Whitebeard Pirates.
- The Gunslinger: He specializes in firearms, and, among his weapons, he has two guns.
- Made of Iron: He takes a point-blank lava attack from Admiral Akainu and lives.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Who needs sleeves when you're a badass who fights wielding two bazookas?
- Tattooed Crook: Has the crew's Jolly Roger tattooed on his chin.
Voiced by: Hiromu Miyazaki (JP), Patric Carroll (EN)
Debut: Chapter 562 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Eleventh Division commander. He wields a large pair of gauntlets, which implies he fights with his fists.
He participates in the Summit War to save Ace, his fellow crewmember.
- All There in the Manual: His name has never been said once during the Summit War, and is revealed through an SBS.
- Badass Cape: Wears a large brown cape, and nothing else on his upper body.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: His skin is really tanned and he has orange-blonde hair.
- Expy: He has a great resemblance to He-Man.
- Power Fist: He wields massive gauntlets that cover entierly his forearms.
- Super Reflexes: During the summit war, he dodges a cannonball.
- Tattooed Crook: Has a tattoo on the right side of his chest which, unlike those of other commanders, doesn't look like his crew's Jolly Roger.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Doesn't wear anything that cover his ripped body.
Voiced by: Junko Noda (JP), Clifford Chapin (EN)
Debut: Chapter 553 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Twelfth Division commander. He wields a saber that goes with his 16th century style outfit.
He's seen at the battle in Marineford along with the other division commanders.
- Absurd Cutting Power: He can cut through steel with ease, as seen when he slices a marine's shield in two.
- All There in the Manual: We know his name only because it was answered in an SBS.
- Cool Sword: Uses a saber whose handguard resembles the ruffles of his shirt.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: Just to add futher confusion to his gender, he's voiced by a woman in the orginal Japanese version. Averted in the English dub where he is voiced by a man.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He can easily pass for a Bifauxnen, to the point many believed he was a girl, until Oda confirmed he's a man.
- Redhead In Green: A rare male non-fanservice example. He has red hair and his outfit is green.
"Water Buffalo" Atmos
Voiced by: Kōhei Fukuhara (JP), Kenji Hamada (JP, Episode 485+), Paul Giovanni Ramirez (EN)
Debut: Chapter 553 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Thirteenth Division commander. He fights using two swords.
He and his fellow division commanders participate in the battle at Marineford to save Ace. However, he is controlled by Doflamingo, who forces him to attack his own allies until he's finally freed from the Warlord's power.
- Animal Motif: Given his Red Baron nickname, the water buffalo. He also wears a horned helmet and his hair resembles the mane of a buffalo.
- Badass Beard: Has a long beard divided into three locks that helps to give him a badass appearance worthy for a commander of the world's strongest crew.
- Barbarian Longhair: He has long, messy black hair that covers his back.
- Cool Helmet: Has a helmet complete with buffalo-like horns.
- Dual Wielding: His weapons are two swords.
- Large and in Charge: He's a division commander and is almost as large as Jozu.
- People Puppets: During the Summit War he's controlled by Doflamingo, who forces him to attack his own allies. He can only beg to be stopped.
- Red Baron: He's referred as "Water Buffalo", probably because of his buffalo-like appearance.
- Stout Strength: His bulk doesn't make him less strong.
- Tattooed Crook: On his arms he has tattooed the crew's symbol.
- Top-Heavy Guy: His legs are much more skinny than what his body would suggest.
Voiced by: Yūsuke Numata (JP), Jeff Johnson (EN)
Debut: Chapter 553 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Fourteenth Division commander. His appearance is knight-like and, fittingly, he wields a jousting lance and a shield.
Like all the division commanders, he takes place at the Summit War, where he easily defeats many marines.
- All There in the Manual: His name is revealed in the SBS of volume 58, along with those of the other division commanders.
- Dash Attack: His main attack is to dash quickly against his enemies.
- Foe-Tossing Charge: With his weapon he blitzes through the plaza, tossing away dozens of marines.
- Jousting Lance: His Weapon of Choice is a jousting lance and he can make good use of it.
- Lightning Bruiser: His nickname is well earned, since he's fast enough to dodge Kizaru's attack (mind you that, in comparison, X Drake could only see a glimpse of light), and he's also strong enough to dash through an horde of marines.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: To fit his knight-like appearance, he wields a shield with his lance to fight.
- Nice Hat: He wears a fez with the crew's symbol on it.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Speed Jiru or Speed Jil?
- Your Size May Vary: Speed Jiru is shown tall and slim in one panel and fatter in another one. It's unknown if it's a simple mistake or if he has a Devil Fruit power or uses "life return".
Voiced by: Kōichi Nagano (JP), Kent Williams (EN)
Debut: Chapter 553 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Fifteenth Division commander. He wields a katana that can become a flaming weapon.
He's seen at the Summit War along with the other division commanders.
- All There in the Manual: His name, like those of many other division commanders, is revealed in the SBS of Volume 58.
- Badass Mustache: Sports a cool brush mustache.
- Bald of Awesome: Although he still has hair on the sides of his head, the majority of his head is bald.
- Cigar Chomper: He smokes a cigar that he also uses to set his sword on fire.
- Flaming Sword: He can set his sword on fire with his cigar.
- Gratuitous Italian: Fossa means "Pit", and is also a colloquial/informal term for "grave".
- Katanas Are Better: His main weapon is a large katana, and he can set it on fire.
- Mr. Exposition: A brief moment, but he's the one who reveals that both Whitebeard and Shanks have Conqueror's Haki.
- Rugged Scar: Has a scar on his bald head.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: When you're a badass with a flaming katana, you can afford a sleeveless jacket.
- Tattooed Crook: The Jolly Roger of his crew is tattooed on his right deltoid.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His jacket leaves his muscular body exposed.
Voiced by: Yūsei Oda (JP), Colton Jones (EN)
Debut: Chapter 553 (Manga), Episode 461 (Anime)
The Sixteenth Division commander. He comes from the Wano region, where he used to be one of Oden's retainers, and is Kiku's older brother. He fights using two flintock pistols but, at the end of Marineford's arc, he's seen with a sword, implying he has some degree in swordmanship.
He participates in the Summit War with the other fifteen division commanders.
- Ascended Extra: In the Marineford arc he's one of the unnamed Whitebeard Commanders but gains importance in Wano's flashback as one of Oden's followers.
- Agent Peacock: Don't underestimate him just because he's dressed like a geisha. There's a reason he's a division commander.
- All There in the Manual: His name is revealed in the SBS of volume 58.
- Bishōnen: His appeareance is much more feminine than the average One Piece character.
- Combat Pragmatist: When he sees that the Marines are pulling back, he says that is the right time to move.
- Connected All Along: His distinctive appearance and geisha-like clothes should give his connection to Wano right away. The Wano arc reveals that not only he's from there, he is Kiku's brother, a retainer to Oden (and Momonosuke by extension) and comrade to the other Akazaya Nine.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: His feminine appearance, combined with his crossdressing habits, make it easy to mistake him for a woman.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Twice! He's introduced first as one of Whitebeard's division commander, and then along with the Akazaya Nine in flashback to their youth stealing for Oden.
- Guns Akimbo: He fights with two guns at the same time.
- The Gunslinger: He uses a pair of flintock pistols and he's deadly with them, even in close combat.
- I Choose to Stay: When Oden was offered a place in the Roger Pirates, Izo chose to remain with the Whitebeard Pirates instead and had not return to his home country ever since.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He manages to snap a sword in half while it was about to cut him with a single shotgun.
- Irony: Izo was born and raised in Wano, where the warriors use swords as their main weapon. Though Izo also holds one, he uses a pair of flintock pistols during the Paramount War.
- Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight: Someone tries to attack him with a sword. The results: Izo breaks the sword and defeats the attacker with a single shot.
- Older Than They Look: Not only his make up makes him look like a woman, it also makes him younger. At this point of time, Izo is aroud 50 years old.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Some translations spelled his name "Izou".
- Wholesome Crossdresser: He is dressed as a geisha and, despite being a pirate, he's a commander of the benevolent Whitebeard Pirates. He's been dressing like a geisha since he was a child, just like his sibling, Kikunojo.
Whitebeard Pirates Medical Team
The nurses of the crew and the only female members. They take care of Whitebeard's declining health, even if the latter keeps drinking, ignoring their protests.
Due to Whitebeard's own set of morals, despite their protests, they are left in a safe place and not allowed to take part in the Summit War.
- All There in the Manual: We only see them taking care of Whitebeard in a chapter. What happened to them before the events of Marineford is revealed in an SBS.
- Hospital Hottie: They're all quite beautiful nurses.
- The Medic: An entire squad of nurses.
- Pink Is Feminine: Of course, all members of an all-female medical team wear pink nurse uniforms.
- Please Don't Leave Me: They tried to stop their captain from going to what seemed certain death for him. And indeed it was.
- Stay in the Kitchen: While they probably aren't able to fight, the reason why they're not allowed to participate in the Summit War is because Whitebeard has never allowed a woman in his crew as a "fighter".
- What Happened to the Mouse?: They're not seen during the Summit War. Justified because Whitebeard left them in a safe place.
- Blade on a Stick: Epoida amongst the allied captains.
- Cat Girl: The Decalvan Brothers are male versions of this trope.
- Creepy Centipedes: It seems that Epoida ate a Devil Fruit that allow him to become a caterpillar man.
- Flaming Sword: McGuy can channel Lighting into his sword.
- Gag Nose: McGuy.
- Gratuitous Italian: Among the lesser captains we have also Brocca (Jug).
- Head Pet: Doma has a pet Monkey that can use a Pistol to help him fight.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: One of the lesser captains, Karma, is a octopus-themed pirate with six arms. Probably a fish-man-hybrid of some sort.
- Red Baron: Many pirates have a nickname.
- Reverse Grip: Doma wields his two swords like this.
- Wolverine Claws: The Decalven Brothers.
- The Worf Effect: One of the allies, AO, is defeated off-screen by Edward Weeble just to make it clear how strong the new shichibukai is. Admiral Kizaru also mentions that 16 former captains allied with Whitebeard are easily defeated by him as well.
Little Oars Jr.
Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (JP), Jeremy Schwartz (EN)
Age: 70 (Pre-Timeskip), 72 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 554 (Manga), Episode 463 (Anime)
One of Whitebeard's allied captains and a descendant of Oars. In contrast to his ancestor's fame, he's a kind person who even appreciates simple gifts like a hand made hat (though proportionate to his size). He's very loyal and a close friend of Ace, to the point that he's one of the first captains at Marineford to rush in in an attempt to save him, but is quickly stopped by the combinate attacks of Kuma, Doflamingo and Moria.
After being mauled by the Warlords, he collapses to the ground and his heavy body prevents the marines from raising the section of the plaza. After a while, he recovers his senses and moves the last of Whitebeard's ship but is later taken down by cannon fire.
- Ambiguously Human: Or rather, ambiguosly giant. He's referred as a giant, but his demonic appearance says otherwise.
- An Arm and a Leg: Doflamingo cuts off his right leg. Moria complains about it because it prevents him from using Oars Jr.'s body as a zombie.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Even if smaller than his ancestor, he's still about as big as two giants.
- Barbarian Long Hair: He has a long red mane that goes down his back. It's so characteristic, his crewmembers wears large wigs that resemble his hair.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: When you're up against three of the seven Warlords of the sea, there's not much you can do. Kuma, Doflamingo and Moria have an easy time with him.
- Dead Guy Junior: He's named "Oars Jr." after his ancestor.
- Determinator: Despite being brutally mauled by the Warlords, he still keeps on helping the Whitebeard Pirates with all the energy he has left.
- Face of a Thug: His face is not unlike his ancestor's, but he's actually a nice person.
- Family-Unfriendly Violence: During his attempt to reach Ace, he is shot with cannonballs several times in a row, is hit by Kuma's Ursus Shock, has his leg sliced by Doflamingo and is Impaled with Extreme Prejudice by Moria's shadow spear. However, he still has enough strength to get back on his foot one last time in order to help Whitebeard.
- Futile Hand Reach: After enduring multiple attacks, he tries to reach Ace with his hand but collapses before he can do it.
- Gentle Giant: Almost literally. He's huge, but also a carefree person who likes the little things of life.
- Horned Humanoid: Just like Oars, he has large horns that give him an oni-like appearance.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Moria pierces through his chest with his shadow spear.
- Large and in Charge: He's a pirate captain and is about as big as a ship.
- Made of Iron: Hit by a powerful shockwave? Having his right leg cut off? Being impaled in the chest? No problem, he still has enough energy to push a ship.
- Mighty Glacier: Oars Jr. is very strong, but his low speed and his size makes him an easy target for the Shichibukai.
- Nice Hat: Wears a large kasa which is very important to him, since it's a handmade gift from Ace.
- Non-Indicative Name: Played With. Despite being named Little Oars Jr., he's one of the biggest characters in this series, but he's actually little compared to Oars.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He's in fact twice as big as the average giant.
- Rasputinian Death: First Kuma sends him an Ursus Wave, then Doflamingo cuts off his leg and finally Moria impales him. In the end he still has some energy to try to reach Ace before he collapses. Subverted, as he's still alive, but possibly Double Subverted if the cannon fire ultimately kills him off.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Has a necklace made of giants skulls but, unlike most examples of this trope, he's a nice guy.
- Stout Strength: Has Oars's hefty build, but is so strong he can effortlessy lift a ship.
- Uncertain Doom: While he survives the Warlords' combined attacks, it's not certain if the cannons have finished him off or simply knocked him out.
- The Worf Effect: He's immediately taken down to show how high the stakes are in the Summit War.
"Whirlpool Spider" Squard
Voiced by: Seiji Sasaki (JP), Jason Kane (EN)
Age: 50 (Pre-Timeskip), 52 (Post-Timeskip)
Debut: Chapter 551 (Manga), Episode 460 (Anime)
One of the pirate captains allied with Whitebeard, he comes to Marineford with his crew to save Ace. However after he finds out that Ace is the son of Gold Roger, the man who massacred his old crew, and after some manipulation from Akainu he turns on Whitebeard and stabs him, calling him out on selling his allies. Whitebeard, however, proves him wrong and forgives him. After the war, his whereabouts are unknown.
- The Atoner: After Whitebeard forgave him, he becomes this.
- BFS: One of his weapons is a gargantuan katana, possibly a Zanmato.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Shouts at Whitebeard after Akainu tricked him into believing that the Old Man sold them all.
- Dual Wielding: A standard katana and a oversized one. The latter is rarely used.
- Face of a Thug: He looks quite bad, but is more like a Boisterous Bruiser.
- The Lancer: Whitebeard seems to consider Squard this, since he refers to him to coordinate the movements of the allies.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction after realizing he'd been tricked by Akainu.
- Odd Friendship: With Ace. Ironic, considering that his father slaughtered Squard's old crew.
- Red Baron: "Whirlpool Spider" (Oouzugumo). The reasons are unclear, except for a tattoo on his forehead.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Squard, Squad, or Squardo?
"Ice Witch" Whitey Bay
Voiced by: Yuka Shioyama (JP), Jennifer Green (EN)
Age: Over 30
Debut: Chapter 556 (Manga), Episode 462 (Anime)
A former crew member of Whitebeard that left for unknown reasons and started her own pirate crew. She and her crew remain subservient and loyal to Whitebeard. She took part in the battle of Marineford and proved instrumental in pressing the assault forward. Since the war ended she as not been seen and her current whereabouts are unknown. An anime only news report mentions her being defeated Edward Weevil.
- Cool Boat: The Icebreaker stands out as this, while most ships in the world are have a wooden hull, hers possesses one made of steel. It helps give the ship more defense and offensive power, and as the name implies it can sail right through ice covered waters.
- Meaningful Name:
- Her name is similar to the English town Whitley Bay that is know for its ice skating rink, fitting for her ice motif.
- Her name also posses the word white and is subordinate captains and former crew member of "White"beard.
- Pirate Girl: One of the few female captains seen and she certainly looks the part.
- Ramming Always Works: She rams her ship through the wall at Marineford allowing the subordinate captains and their crews to join the main battle. The break in the wall later provides an escape route when the war is over.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only Female subordinate captain and was one of only two known female members of Whitebeard's crew. (not counting the the non-combative medical teams)
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Her ship is called the Icebreaker and with good reason it has a steel plated hull designed for breaking ice covered waters. Because of this it was the only ship that could move forward once Aokiji froze the water surrounding Marineford.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light blue hair to go with her ice motif.