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    (Vice-Admiral) Gol D. Andrea 
My name is Gol D. Andrea, and I am a Marine.– Andy's Perils, Chapter 180

Oldest child and only daughter of the late King of the Pirates, Gol D. “Gold” Roger, Andrea is the overly determined, slightly naïve, overly idealistic older twin sister of Fire Fist Ace, and the adopted sister of Monkey D. Luffy and Sabo. Born exceedingly fragile in health and overall physique, her family ties and an incident involving a block of Seastone put her on the radar of Admiral Akainu, who, in true Jerkass fashion blackmails her into becoming an agent for the Navy. After a series of misadventures where she tries to stay neutral in mentality, she eventually winds up as a Vice-Admiral and the student of the ultimate born-and-bred female Marine, Admiral Shiroyoru, much to her fright.


  • Abnormal Ammo: Any distance attack she employs often uses a devil fruit power or on the rare occasion she has sported a gun before with Seastone Bullets.
    • This had been passed from Admiral Akainu to her Grandfather as a show of trust, which says quite a bit as at the time, she was less than enthused about working with Akainu
    • Employing Meteor Fist style, she has shown some proficiency with rubble
  • Action Girl: Is made Vice Admiral after Marineford, proving that she can kick ass. Another proof, her boyfriend (Amazon Chaser) is Admiral Akainu.
  • Adult Fear: Andrea’s worry about her brothers which gets worse after the Marineford War and Dressrosa War. Also a deep fear of disappointing her superiors.
  • Aerith and Bob: In regards to her adoptive family. Her blood relatives’ names are quite normal however.
  • Afraid of Doctors: Shoddy medical history, check. Lots of injuries, check. Afterwards, finding out Theodora healed her and she owes her a huge debt, check. Andrea’s escaping from infirmaries is so characteristic that Marine Doctors place bets, lampshaded in the last chapter
  • The Alcoholic: Primarily thanks to Admirals Akainu and Kizaru.
    • Not made any better by the fact one of her subordinates had pretended to be a bartender during his original mission and is apparently adept enough at the skill that the Whitebeard Pirates approve
    • Played with during Doflamingo’s Mess Arc when Andrea’s workaholic habits start to literally destroy her body, they use sake to force her to sleep
    • A rather barbaric alcoholic however as played with in Chapter 14 of Andrea’s Awakening, as she (in a very fancy restaurant) turns down the waiter’s suggestion for wine for “just Sake” (not even a particular brand/brew either, just sake). Kuzan blames Sakazuki due to him being a sake hound
  • All Just a Dream: Sabo’s way of warning the sister who did not know he was alive. Unfortunately, it later leads to a great amount of resentment on her end.
    • In Chapter 7 of Awakening, Andrea’s dream shows her try to enforce her will over her scar to attempt to put it in a logia mode. Unfortunately, her body isn’t meant to shift into a logia form and it starts to kill her from the palm, up her arm, to the rest of her body. She awakens right before she dies and is relieved that she’s alive.
      • Funnily enough, this dream was due to an spell of Sabo’s which causes an inversion of this trope for him as he starts to experience some of the effects (tremors up his arms which split his skin)
  • Asleep for Days: Due to her narcolepsy and body’s annoying tendency to just stay asleep when it deems she still needs rest, she sometimes can be out of commission for some time.
    • Played straight at the end – she falls into a coma
  • The Atoner: Her attempts to rebuild Dressrosa’s destroyed buildings at the cost of her vitality and health which would lead to her falling into a coma from self neglect
    • Andy submitting to Theodora’s training schedule without protest also counts. Even more after she learns that Theo is basically the queen of Danara Marina, and thus her sovereign.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Despite imitating devil fruit powers, the limited range of effect and drain on Andrea’s stamina make her right scar limited in a fight against a superior opponent or one with much greater stamina
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Gets promoted to Vice Admiral following the aftermath to Marineford. Prior to that, uses her status as an underling to basically enlist most of the CP 9 as her subordinates.
  • Badass Crew: Andrea literally names her subordinates, the Crew, and they are made of the survivors of CP 9
  • Badass Grandpa: Monkey D. Garp, despite not technically being blood related to Andrea, considers her family. Although being significantly more frail than her brothers, he does manage to impart some basic fighting techniques that put her above some rookies that Admiral Aokiji (a vice admiral at the time) was training when she was but a child.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: She thoroughly enjoys wearing suits and blazers when on official business.
    • Averted after Chapter 12 of Awakening when Andrea has the revelation that she cannot wear her suits anymore during active duty as it is not the uniform for an STOC officer, not to mention a candidate for the same; however, the STOC uniform may also count, especially with the collar not all zipped up.
  • Badass Long Coat: Wears the stock accessory of a Marine officer. However, due to lack of Applicable Phlebotinum (sense of justice), it will not stick to her in a battle unless she actually wears it or uses the chain, at least until after the Time Skip.
  • Battle Couple: With Admiral Akainu/Vice Admiral Akarô. After the time skip, even more so.
  • Beam Spam: One of the first ways Andrea taps into her unusual power on her right hand or more particularly the scar there. Teaching courtesy of Admiral Kizaru.
  • Being Good Sucks: Lately has come to see just how difficult the justice of the Marines is.
    • Made in many ways worse by the fact she’s dating the least hesitating of the admirals.
    • Theo’s Reason You Suck Speeches don’t help.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Very obvious early in after Akainu pulls the stick out of his ass and lets Andrea see how bad pirates can really make the world and actually tries to be nice to receive positive results
  • Berserk Button: Insulting or threatening her family and friends. Blonde males to some extent of which only Sabo and Marco appear to be the exception. Intentionally belittling her strength without the means to back it up.
    • Plagiarism and taking credit for others’ work
    • Seeing Dragon under any circumstance
    • After Chapter 12 of Awakening, being belittled for her gender or for looking weak
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: Despite being relatively easygoing and even a relaxed person, when in the presence of particularly odious or annoying pirates, Andrea becomes rather murderous and relentless. Especially if there is no one around to worry about getting hurt, she does not have to worry about holding back but she tames this somewhat around her family.
    • Near the end of the Dressrosa Arc, Andrea tries to extend a courtesy and be polite as well as sympathetic to a woman only to have it thrown in her face, the Revolutionaries brought up as well as the moral choice of to kill her or not. The fact she had skived off enough of her duties and the risk presented left her with no choice as she chokes the woman to death within her own house
  • Big Eater: Practically obligatory if you were raised among Andrea’s family. She does utilize basic table manners and silverware however (kind of like Garp in company).
    • Eating a lot is necessary to keep her body functioning with her weakened life force
    • Also she cannot control when her narcoleptic tendencies strike so she has a ‘reserve’
      • Lampshaded by Kizaru when he’s escorting her back to Marineford that her failure to eat her normal big meals is causing a lot more damage. Her stomach then protests wildly as she has been asleep for several days
    • Averted near the end of Perils, starting in the Doflamingo’s Mess Arc. She starts eating less out of guilt (does not want to deprive the local populous of food) then when Kizaru forces her to start eating, she only eats enough for a normal human
    • Lampshaded by Theodora in Chapter 4 about how much life energy she requires (to be healed) and how much of a glutton she is
    • Lampshaded by Natsuko in Chapter 5 of Awakening with how, even when unconscious/comatose, she consumes a great deal as her food bag (which has as much calories as chankonabe, the sumo stew) has become depleted quickly
  • Big Sister Instinct: Andrea towards Luffy
  • Blinded by the Light: Used several times
  • Bond Breaker: Joining the marines (at least for Ace more so than Luffy) and failing at Dressrosa
    • Subverted after her coma and after the time skip
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Andrea’s family and friends are literally scattered between piracy, the revolutionaries and marines and as such, she acquires some ideals from each of them but her marine philosophies shows through the strongest
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Sakazuki and Andrea. Sakazuki sometimes broods about what he put Andrea through when they first met while she’s thankful for him being around. Being around him actually calms down her behaviour enough where she isn’t as condescending openly and actually tames her moods
    • Played straight in Chapter 12 where Andrea actually calls him out on his brooding (this time, about Kuzan’s speech). Afterwards, she restrains herself from confronting a recruit who starts to belittle her
  • Butt-Monkey/Admiral's Doormat: After the time skip, she and Sakazuki are this in the STOC due to being on the black list of atonement.
    • Andrea has moments where she goes through an unspoken order then realizes she had basically offered to be the admiral’s doormat and thus cannot complain.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Lampshaded in the Doflamingo’s Mess Arc in the beginning where Andrea mourns the fact she has no real labelled attacks and decides to come up with one after a pushy councilman mocks her building effort and orders it destroyed. It was unfortunate her first official called attack was tested on bricks but she admits to thinking how to apply it in a real battle
    • Tremble... and Scatter
      • First tested on bricks but it is a combination of Andrea’s devil fruit power loosening earth and soil while imitating Isshô’s devil fruit to force the loosened rubble to fly.
      • Used in combination with Andrea’s attacks, either hand to hand or with a weapon
    • Ground Dasher
    • Tremble... Diamond Fist!
      • With this, Andrea imitates the properties of Diamond Jozu’s devil fruit on her scar while strengthening the rest of her hand with Armament Haki.
      • The naming of it is rather deceptive as it is more akin to an open palm thrust rather than a punch
  • Canine Companion: During Skypiea and when training with Akainu, she demonstrates the ability to make magma puppies
  • Chain of Deals: The Dressrosa Arc illustrated this best with multiple deals going around uniting half of the Yonkô, several Shichibukai, all the admirals and a few vice admirals in a plot to take back Whitebeard’s devil fruit from Donquixote Doflamingo
    • Of course, an argument between Akainu and Andrea makes it all go to hell on the realization that they are not aware of every single person actually involved
  • Character Development: Goes from the description above over extremely confused to finally sad and grimly determined Marine over the course of the entire story.
    • Break the Cutie: Getting the undiluted truth about the World Government and the Marines shoved down her throat, on her own wishes no less, certainly had that effect on her. The difference between Andy in the first story and Andrea in the second after Chapter 18 are staggering.
  • Chef of Iron: Has a talent for cooking and displays a keen interest in culinary preparation. Her family adores her cooking to the point where Luffy drools actively at the thought of it.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: From Andrea and Akainu to Spandam before his death.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Akainu actively controls his magma powers around Andrea as to not burn her.
  • Cuddle Bug: Andrea likes to hug Akainu but has hugged on occasion her family, friends, and her female subordinates to show comfort
    • Played straight in a depressing way in the last chapter: she falls into a coma after hugging Sakazuki.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Being able to fuck with people’s devil fruit abilities or manipulate the ones of which you know the person wielding them seems pretty damn awesome. Until you realize this came into play by touching your (not really) dead brother’s gravestone made of a substance that tries to kill you after accidentally consuming a devil fruit. Add the fact that Seastone is not meant to be in such close contact or inside a human normally without adverse effects. Also, Theo has demonstrated that with sufficient skill, it is easy to block an incoming use of the hand: the female admiral and combat master blocks it with two fingers of her right hand. Finally, Andy’s scar cannot imitate what she cannot truly imagine, meaning that she cannot imitate devil fruits surpassing human imagination, most notably the four Elemental Cardinals.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Played with in the start of Dressrosa Arc where Andrea does pretend to be on vacation and this involves abandoning her normal attire.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Impossible not to have considering she was the child of Gol D. Roger. Being unofficially the adopted granddaughter of Monkey D. Garp did not completely protect her from her childhood trauma at the hands of Morgan while at Marineford itself. After the incident, it is dubbed no longer safe for her to visit any longer but the scars of that event still carry over to her distrust of blonde males.
  • Darker and Edgier: A few early chapters showcase Andrea’s acquaintance with the more evil pirates but later in the story and flashbacks to rather unpleasant times as well as current situations with her health becoming worse and her questioning her worth, summarizing some of the later chapters turns out to be rather dark and with far more significant deaths
    • As Awakening progresses, the dark facts about Andrea and Kuzan come more to light as well as the conspiracies going on in the world of One Piece
  • Deal with the Devil: Andrea’s initial bargain with Admiral Akainu felt like this.
  • Death Glare: Via Conqueror’s Haki or when she’s just really angry
    • Awesomeness Is a Force: Has very high-ranking Conqueror’s Haki, surpassing her brothers in the matter, and matching her grandfather. Additionally, her training changed the root of her Haki from ambition to resolve, meaning that it is down to a contest of sheer strength to overcome her.
  • Death Seeker: Andrea is one until she actually starts caring about Admiral Akainu enough to actually take care of herself besides basic survival but this trait of hers restarts in Doflamingo’s Mess Arc
  • Deus ex Machina: Dressrosa Arc where Andrea’s unwillingly acquired power that she learned how to manipulate from fighting a dream version of Whitebeard helps her to negate the natural earthquakes that she accidentally triggers
  • Devoted to You: Goes both ways in Sakazuki and Andrea’s relationship but Sakazuki demonstrates this to a high degree when his stepping down from an admiral bars him from ascending to fleet admiral, humbles himself before a woman who hates marines like him, and gets himself beat to a pulp just so Andrea has a chance to become rejuvenated and survive
    • Both of them use each other as a source of strength to endure after finding out about the True Justice
  • Didn't Think This Through: Andrea’s plan she offered Whitebeard which Sengoku gave her the approval to approach him with because he knew that the pirate would turn it down. Afterwards, when it is pointed out that they, the ‘Good Pirates’ would be eliminated after the ‘Bad Pirates’ were gone, she realizes how badly planned it was.
    • Andrea skips part of her breakfast during her first training session with Theodora in Chapter 10 of Awakening. Unfortunately, Theodora decides to adjust her schedule to take up that time that she skipped and makes this part of her schedule until she gets a new one where it is then lampshaded with a direct order
  • Disappeared Dad: Cannot be helped since Gol D. Roger is dead
    • Andrea does express a fair amount of disappointment in regards to how Dragon is with Luffy
  • Dog Walks You: Prior to accidentally consuming her devil fruit, when she’s in the water, her palm propels her out of the water to a dangerous extent
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Andrea is rarely respected outside personal friends or her subordinates. Even after she manages to survive a ‘spar’ with Akainu holding back, he still had used some powers that would have killed the person who instigated this in the first place (Helmeppo) but rather than get some awe, she still suffers sneers and jabs.
    • Justified with Theodora’s lack of regard – Andy once blackmailed her husband into sleeping with her. Which is all the more painful as Andy owes Theo her life. Twice.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Father who was a king of the pirates while adopted by a marine war hero, horrendous medical history, and in general cruel treatment by anyone (World Nobles in particular) who realized who she was prior to Marineford
  • Easily Forgiven: Andrea to Lucci when she has him become her subordinate. Although not much back story was revealed, it is insinuated that Lucci was a jerk as well as downright rude to her as a child. Nonetheless, Andrea looks past that and the fact that he had tried to kill her little brother and even offers Spandam as a gift.
  • Elemental Powers: Andrea’s palm gives her manipulation of logia fruits if she is able to harmonize herself with how the fruit user is like and the fruit itself
  • End of an Age: Andrea being presented to the world at large as the marine daughter of the king of the pirates triggers quite a backlash among many pirates. Although thankfully her brothers realize she is happy where she is, that does not stop others from reasoning she must be under control of the government. The result is that Whitebeard dies.
  • Epic Fail: Whitebeard pointing out to Andrea that her plan to have the ‘good’ pirates take out the ‘bad’ would leave only the ‘good’ as targets for the World Government and the Marines
  • Epithet: Mountain Crusher (破山撃(hasangeki)), due to her crushing a mountain as her final test for Eight Shadows. Her and Sakazuki use their epithets endearingly when they are over Den-Den Mushi and unknowing if there are other marines around
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Andrea and Ace’s childhood.
  • Evolving Weapon: Andrea’s usage of her palm and its exact capabilities. At first, she believed herself limited to logia but has been able at minor times, to replicate the effects of a paramecia
  • Facial Composite Failure: Since whoever was assigned to take the photograph for Sanji’s wanted poster failed at this, Andrea steps up to the plate and offers to draw it. She does not count on Admiral Akainu having to justify the horrendously bad drawing in a meeting or the fact that Sanji is in sheer disbelief that she could draw something so horrible.
    • Akainu notes several times when she doodles in his office that she is passable at landscapes but rubbish at drawing anything else
  • Fainting: Exhaustion type due to her lack of stamina and narcolepsy playing a part.
  • Fetch Quest: Dressrosa Arc was supposed to be this with a lot more subtly but the argument between Andrea and Akainu warps this into an outright battle .
  • Fighting Your Friend: Andrea vs. Marco somewhat during the Marineford Arc
  • Five Stages of Grief: Andrea displays all but #3. Denial is what she did to escape a majority of her duty related problems as well as her childhood problems of being Gol D. Roger’s daughter. This caused a great amount of anger towards her twin in particular for not accepting their father’s death and later on, Sabo’s death. Her depression manifests quite heavily throughout the run of the story but in Dressrosa, she finds acceptance with her grief.
    • Acceptance with her brother’s death had been long done until Ace blurted out during Marineford that Sabo indeed is still alive and not only that, that he has had the capability to contact her but chose not to do so.
  • The Four Loves: Wants to be able to enjoy her relationship and love Sakazuki without penalty or worrying about the World Government interfering.
  • Friendly Enemy: Andrea does carry out justice on the crueller pirates with ease but with certain people she does establish a friendship or at the least a keen understanding with. Notable examples are Marco (being a good listener during her problems with Ace) and Zoro (for looking out for Luffy).
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Courtesy of Andrea’s scarred palm.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Akainu often has to give a few of these speeches to Andrea.
    • Andrea with Sakazuki with Chapter 18 before and after his practical exam as well after they find out the truth
  • Get on the Boat: Despite being unable to drown, Andrea still cannot swim and has such imprecise control and ability over her palm’s power that she would not be able to move between islands like Admiral Aokiji or Shiroyoru without dying in the process.
    • Played completely straight after Dressrosa Arc as she has the properties of a devil fruit user but initially with intense pain on touching water with her scar and the starburst around it
    • Andrea actually displays a fear at first of when they plan their honeymoon, the prospect of cruising on the ship given to them by her subordinates as it would be her first time willingly boarding a ship since acquiring her devil fruit power (she had no choice when Borsalino was escorting her from Dressrosa to Marineford)
      • This causes Sakazuki to demonstrate his annoyance due to the fact that a marine actually fearing and not revering the ocean isn’t right
  • Good Is Not Soft: After initial training with the admirals and some Vice Admirals, she has managed to reach a Power Level of around 900 Doriki, given that she can level the lower-ranking former members of the CP 9 on her own. But it is not anywhere near any of Theo’s children in strength.
    • After the Time skip, she manages to be much stronger than Luffy, but is still inferior to the four Kumori children and her fellow vice admiral, Momonga.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: If anyone gets too friendly or, heaven forbid, flirts with the other in Andrea and Akainu’s relationship (extra stupidity points if while in the other’s company), shit has passed the ceiling fan and gone straight through the fucking roof
  • Heavy Sleeper: Ties in with Andrea’s narcolepsy
    • Played in a dark way with her coma at the end of the story
  • Heel Realization: Andrea finds out just how hard being a marine is and the difficult choices one must make in that process. Also, the moment that her blackmailing Kuzan into sleeping with her was technically rape.
    • Played with in the end of Doflamingo’s Mess Arc as she starts realizing that she is working herself to death (via Kizaru’s intervention) but unfortunately it happens too late. Her body is already past the breaking point by the time she develops a proper will to live
  • Heroic Lineage: A D., daughter of the Pirate King, twin sister of a now Royal Great Privateer, and adopted into the most lunatic family between Navy, Piracy and Revolution, the Monkeys.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Andrea often underrates her abilities and will to live to the point it serves as a point of contention.
    • Also turns out she was worried about surpassing her brothers in any aspect besides cooking. Even her medic skills she intentionally held back on despite her obvious need for it. Shiroyoru is understandably annoyed with it.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Andrea with the admirals stumbling around before realizing exactly how her palm’s power works.
    • Played with in Dressrosa where Andrea is asleep with her unfortunately acquired devil fruit while facing the former user sans the fruit. Instead of trying to explain what she needs to do when she awakens, Whitebeard decides the best way for her to learn is to literally constantly fight her in this dream which forces her to realize that the way she employs the Tremor-Tremor fruit turned out differently than how he did. This would have made any actual teachings from him near pointless
    • Also applies to her healed, no longer thirsting for life energy body – she is so used to overcompensating that her movements are jerkier than that of a growing teen.
  • Hypocrite: Starts being displayed in the aftermath of the Alabasta Arc when Andrea disagrees with Nico Robin over almost anything and dislikes her in general despite the fact their childhoods really weren’t that different
    • Sabaody Archipelago and how she’s willing to do her duty, even when she sees her brother, before realizing that her brother did do the thing that caused her to be dragged along with Admiral Kizaru
    • Dressrosa Arc is loaded with this once the argument starts
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Although Andrea is far taller than normal humans, she still is slightly shorter and a great deal thinner than Akainu.
    • Andrea becomes even thinner during Doflamingo’s Mess Arc in Perils due to self neglect and overwork. In Awakening however after Theodora does her healing, she starts to gain some weight and becomes a bit curvier and requires better fitting attire.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: Due to the nature of her body’s sickness and low life force, to stay alive and survive narcoleptic fits lasting a while, she consumes quite an amount of food
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Andrea’s initial behaviour on wanting to be free from the stigma of her father’s name and reputation then later on when she wants to pursue her relationship without worry.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Andrea resigns herself to being normal in the beginning of the story due to her condition making her an un-ideal marine candidate until Admiral Akainu literally forces his way into her life and drags her into the marines
  • Ill Girl: Andrea’s condition is shown as being weaker due to have given a great deal of her life force to Ace as a child. In a dream where her father visits her, she did not exist because of giving up all her life force to both her twin brother and mother.
    • Self neglect and overwork lead to her falling into a coma in the last chapter
  • In Medias Res: How a good deal of Andrea’s back story is told
  • Insult Backfire: Finds it funny if told she’s going to die (excuse: she’s heard it so much)
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Andrea with some of the older marines, some of which remember her as a child
  • It May Help You on Your Quest: Played with between Andrea and Ace in Alabasta when she hands him her Seastone Pistol. Despite Ace’s dislike of the weapon and her realizing the chances of him using it are nil, as his foe did turn out to be very overconfident in regards to its usage, it proved perfect.
  • The Jailbait Wait: Also inverted as Andrea waits until after her surgery that Kuzan assists with then pursues him with blackmail and guilt. Situation is referred to much later with a great amount of awkwardness on both ends.
    • His Cheating Heart/Sexual Extortion/Questionable Consent: Played for Laughs, deconstructed, and then played for laughs again in how people refer to it. The entire incident is made worse by the fact that Kuzan was married at the time and basically only gave in because his wife had been MIA for over a year at that point [after a mission that had already taken another year], making the otherwise cheerful man rather depressed and lonely, thus it being a case of Andy taking advantage. Cue in a week later Theodora turning up again. He was a mess for weeks, especially since Theo took it fairly well, and had to be kept away from alcohol (which was troublesome as both Theo and Kuzan have a penchant for enjoying fine alcohol). It is played for laughs whenever Luffy refers to it.
      • To his credit, Kuzan did not take her to his marital bed, but a storage room, and had enough of his wits about him to be gentle. In Theo’s own words, it was his body that betrayed him and her, not his heart, letting the entire incident border on rape.
      • My God, What Have I Done??: When Theo points out to her that she hasn’t just been taking advantage of Kuzan four years ago, this is what Andy has a moment of.
  • Ki Attacks: Can use Haki, although not on a very high level yet. Grows highly proficient with it during the Time Skip, although not to the same level as Coby.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Andrea toys with (read: tortures) Spandam before handing him as a present to Rob Lucci for them to bond over as subordinate and superior
  • Kryptonite Factor: Andrea eating a devil fruit would either kill her or cause intense amounts of discomfort and pain until she could amputate her palm which, partially having Seastone in it, is the thing that makes her an incompatible devil fruit user
    • Partially averted with how she accidentally consumes but does not digest the fruit. To a lesser extent, she is able to utilize the fruit’s powers but at great cost
      • Unfortunately the fruit has caused the area around her palm to become intensely sensitive to water to a point she will almost be reduced to tears by the pain
    • Andrea can technically be a Kryptonite Factor with how she can limit, restrict or even temporarily take away the powers but the more strain there is, the greater the risk. She almost dies in restricting Enel’s powers when he fights Luffy.
  • Large and in Charge: Is extremely tall, and has her own unit.
  • Madness Mantra: Chapter 7 of Awakening is the first example of this happening to Andrea where she’s relieved she’s awake after a dream shows her being killed if she tries to forcibly shift into logia form and force her body to take on the change as well
    • Sakazuki had this involving her in Chapter 250 of Perils when she fell into a coma in his arm.
    • After training for years under Theo, Andrea gets traumatised to the point of such a mantra at even the thought of angering Theodora, much to the shock of Luffy.
    • Even seeing Theodora’s messenger gull can trigger a minor lapse into this
  • Medal of Dishonor: Andrea feels like she does not earn her promotion to Vice Admiral, despite it being a necessary step if she would ever get to the position of Fleet Admiral
  • Mood Whiplash: Despite it being a mission, Andrea and Akainu were actually treating Dressrosa like a vacation (their cover for being there) while the rest of their forces and allies would arrive subtly and some not-so-subtly to mass on Doflamingo. One bad argument later and Doflamingo decides to come out to play a bit early
  • Morality Pet: To Akainu
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Has a very slender frame like Ace yet performs various feats of strength
    • Subverted after she gets healed by Theodora, after which she gains proper curves and proper muscles.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Andrea fleeing from Akainu during the argument solidifies the fact (due to volume and the obvious unhappiness) that they were not there for pleasure. This unfortunately causes Doflamingo to find out quite quickly (that information network...) and to top it off, the place Andrea picked to have another breakdown but with Sabo is in front of Doflamingo’s fucking coliseum that has Visual Den-Den Mushi everywhere. Doflamingo would have to be a complete idiot to not know something fishy was going on
    • Played straight with her own body near the end of Doflamingo’s Mess Arc in Perils
  • Normally, I Would Be Dead Now: Her blatant admission of her own mortality worries those around her, even the normally unflappable CP 9 and Admiral Akainu.
    • Played with in the end of Perils, her coma, as she is barely alive
  • Not a Game: Andrea took way too long to learn this lesson in regards to her duties
  • Not So Different: Gol D. Andrea and Nico Robin. Initially.
    • Also, she and Theo have surprisingly more in common than she initially believed: Theo can’t stand the sight of Dragon.
  • Now You Tell Me: Major pet peeve of Andrea during Alabasta in reference to Vivi’s convenient forgetting of anything important or relevant about her country and Crocodile for that instance
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Multiple instances, but this is One Piece.
    • Andrea in disrupting the sandstorm in Yuba
    • Forcing Admiral Aokiji to let her leave the Straw Hats peacefully by slashing her back with Zoro’s own sword
      • Of course the wound ends up opening right up during Marineford with some nifty side effects but then ends up having sealed up normally afterwards
  • Only Sane Man: Andrea out of her family (especially more so with Sabo’s ‘death’). By Marine standards however, she’s an average lunatic, with the scale ranging from Garp to Sakazuki.
  • Outside-the-Box Tactic: Andrea’s palm lets her imitate devil fruit powers but with a limit of them being restricted in a certain area. This makes it essentially impossible for her to imitate Zoan users and extremely difficult to use the powers of paramecia. This slants her speciality towards logia powers, and only those which do not go beyond basic human imagination, locking her out from the Elemental Cardinals.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Averted in CP 9 Retrieval Arc although if Rob Lucci was conscious, there would have been a high chance he would recognize her
    • Played straight in Alabasta Arc as her disguise as a mail order bride flops when she still attracts the attention of Crocodile and Nico Robin
  • Parental Abandonment: While Andrea does not take this nearly as hard as Ace, she does get extremely defensive towards Dragon for his abandonment of Luffy stating at least her father is dead and has an excuse
  • Parental Substitute: Although closer to her grandfather’s age than her father’s, Sengoku serves as this for Andrea due to his serious attitude and protective nature
    • She serves as this partially for Luffy as she is the only one around after Ace leaves to become a pirate
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Adverted initially as her power usage was limited. Upon consumption of Whitebeard’s devil fruit, Andrea almost unintentionally destroys Dressrosa by triggering natural earthquakes after her failure to restrain her unwanted, double edged power.
    • Granted her body trying to fight back against the power forced through the fruit would not have helped her control issues either
  • Poke the Poodle: Whenever Akainu is working on paperwork, her doodles progress from being on scrap paper to actual reports he needs to turn in because he’s not paying attention to her
  • Power Glows: Andrea’s palm likes to glow which can reflect her mood, danger, or when she is in around unknown devil fruit users
    • If the devil fruit she is using has a glow, that usually contributes to the glow
    • Her own devil fruit has a slight aura-like appearance but it is noted by others that it is significantly smaller than when Whitebeard used it to the point it is an advantage as people would not realize her power until it was too late
  • Power Tattoo: Andrea’s scar on her right palm and later on, the sickly starburst pattern surrounding it
  • Power Trio: Gol D. Andrea, Rob Lucci, and Kalifa
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Andrea’s crew that has its own drama go on, sometimes independent and sometimes intertwined with current plot.
  • Raised by Dudes/I Have Brothers: Primarily spent time around her brothers or at Marineford.
    • This is partially the reason she is put under Theo during the time skip: Theo is the very image of what a female marine amounts to, down to manners.
  • Rank Up: Andrea’s unwilling promotion to Vice Admiral. Highly implied that there would have been no way for her to turn this down either.
  • Sadistic Choice: Andrea chooses to kill the angry, rude woman in Dressrosa after she mentions the Revolutionaries and threatens to spread dissent throughout the kingdom
    • Although she has Kalifa note to investigate afterwards about the woman, she notices that her subordinates approve wholeheartedly of her actions
  • Scars Are Forever: Played straight with the right palm scar and the starburst that appears after Dressrosa Arc
    • Averted with the sword slash on her back which mysteriously heals after Marineford which is somewhat lampshaded in Chapter 4 of Awakening how the healing light that Theodora releases barely spends any time there
  • Scenery Gorn: Dressrosa in the last part of its applicable arc is partially Andrea’s fault
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Comes at times into conflict with the ideal of Justice the marines have as their standard. To be precise, their particular type of “justice” is written as “seigi”, which by its characters means “correct/righteous & just/honourable” (tadashii & chika). While Andy has little problem with being fair, having a sense of justice and honour, she struggles with or outright ignores the “correct” part, which asks of her to stick to her duty.
  • Sealed Badass in a Can: After Andrea falls into her coma, Doctor Vegapunk keeps her alive so that she can get further help after the events of Perils and get trained on top of that
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: Andrea’s orders/punishment after Dressrosa Arc. She goes so above and beyond the workload expected of her to the fact she defies her then supervisors, Vice Admirals Isshô and Smoker, to keep doing more that by the time Admirals Akainu and Aokiji finish their Punk Hazard mission and go to check up on her, they are shocked with how half dead she looks out of sheer fatigue
  • She's Got Legs: A good deal of her attacks that do not involve her palm use kicks. Her legs are very long due to her body type
  • Sickly Prodigy: Andy comes with a very weird and unique power that can copy Devil Fruits and makes it impossible for her to drown, and she has shown some measure of skill in the use of Six Powers, as well as having (normal) Conqueror’s Haki. But she also suffers a blatant lack of life energy that will likely kill her before turning 55, or trying to have a child on her own without help. In addition, she used to have a lousy immune system. This is of such immense concern that her attending doctor is no-one less but the resident genius of the Navy, Doctor Vegapunk, and her medical records are well known to all her superiors.
    • Andy is more than aware of it, to the point she jokes about it with Sakazuki that he will outlive her, and that he should choose a pretty gravestone for her.
    • Loses the Sickly part once Theo takes care of her.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Primary in Andrea’s initial dream of wanting to become a Fleet Admiral to essentially flip the World Nobles the bird and that the child of the infamous Pirate King can be a good, respectable person who just wants to help people out
    • Andrea has disagreed and conflicted with Ace many times about this.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Attempted multiple times by Andrea with limited or poor results
  • Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors: Andrea can play with this as she often can manipulate how she wants to attack to suit her needs but actually has a significantly harder time versus non-fruit users rather than devil fruit users
  • Terrible Artist: Trait shared with Luffy. Played with when she ends up drawing Sanji’s wanted poster
  • Training from Hell: Has that under Theodora, who, unlike her male colleagues, has no compunction or reason to be gentle with her.
    • Weapon of Choice: After learning the basics of Eight Shadows and furthering her skill in Haki, Andrea picks up fighting with a quarterstaff that is a replica of a legendary staff and treasure of the Danarans (and thus Navy HQ), the Whisper of the Five Blues, and called Shadow of the Great Blue (Hikai no Kage, 丕海乃影). Andy has shown to have great talent for the crowd-controlling weapon. The five-sided staff is at a quality level that would bring a sword the status of Ô Wazamono at the very least. Later, she combines, like her sensei, all three areas of skill (hand-to-hand, weapon, devil fruit) to deal devastating blows with the staff that crush houses and ships alike (not to mention skulls and other bones).
    • Took a Level in Badass: The result of the training is that at the time the Straw Hats reunite, Andy is actually stronger than Luffy, much to the nightmares of the pirate captain, leaving him eat her dust.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Andy has several shades of this and ends up locked in a mixture of C (Despair Event Horizon), E (Knight in Sour Armour), and G (Woobie)
    • Depression, losing idealism but not morality and having a sense of normality
  • Unwitting Pawn: Andrea is this to some extent, especially when news reaches Sengoku via a reluctant Admiral Akainu that she had miscarried. The Fleet Admiral becomes livid and proceeds to inform the admiral how dangerous of a position the child as well as the mother could have been put into had the child lived.
    • One of the reasons Sakazuki seeks out Theodora’s advice on a matronage to protect their family
  • What Exactly Is Her Job: Most likely the marine with the vaguest set of missions ever. Anything she gets handed, she pretty much does but also gets handed a lot of weird things like going off to Amazon Lily or getting to go rescue Jewellery Bonney. Other than the normal marine stuff, she isn’t really assigned a certain area or jurisdiction
    • Subverted after becoming STOC, which goes with its usual standing orders.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: From a duty standpoint and that of Absolute Justice, Andrea was justified in killing someone who openly supported the Revolutionaries and threatened to spread slander about the Marines/World Government but all the same, she feels torn at herself.
    • At the same time, it can count as an aversion as Lucci and Kalifa wholeheartedly approve
  • Who Watches the Watchmen?: Up until Dressrosa, Andrea basically had near free reign in how she did her duties and ‘necessary’ justice but the enormous amount of damage in Dressrosa causes Sengoku to majorly re-evaluate how the admirals supervise her. After becoming Fleet Admiral, Kuzan simply hands her over to his wife, who holds her to a sadistically strict standard in training.
    • On the rare occasions that Theodora is impressed with some progress or breakthrough Andrea makes, she intensifies the training. When discovered that Andrea can read lips using Observation Haki as well as determine what people are writing, she immediately steps it up by having multiple people talk out of earshot of the vice admiral and a person (with bad handwriting) writing in close proximity while having her balance a bucket on her head and avoiding attacks as well as giving them. Then she decides to test the writing theory by doing calligraphy while multiple people are writing.
  • The Worsening Curse Mark: Andrea’s reliance upon her palm scar’s problems tends to drain her life and stamina much faster than if she refrains but out of stubbornness and the fact sometimes she just needs it, she uses it. As she progressively gets stronger as the story goes in terms of power, her life force becomes weaker and more prone to longer spells of narcolepsy and exhaustion
    • Made even worse after consuming Whitebeard’s devil fruit where the scar now actively tries to fight back against the fruit by killing off part of her body that has the fruit as in ALL of it. Luckily for her, Kizaru and Law manage to extract the fruit from her so the only part of her body it has succeeded in attempting to kill (through direct effect/contact) was the starburst pattern around her hand. Unfortunately became of the nature of permanence her scar caries, it does still affect the surrounding tissue while her body still gives life to herself, scar included. This locks the starburst patch of flesh in a state of life/dying/undead
      • The undead state is healed when Theo takes her powers to her, but the starburst retains as a discolouration, signifying that Andy has copied the Quake-Quake Fruit.
  • You Pirate Scum: At first, Andrea attempted to avoid anything that would push her into this thinking but meeting enough nasty pirates does put that mindset there.
    Admiral Akainu/Vice-Admiral Akarô 
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How am I supposed to even look at myself? My life… What I’ve done… What has it been for? - Andrea's Awakening, Chapter 18

Real name Sakazuki, Akainu (赤犬, Red Dog) used to be one of the three Admirals, the strongest fighters in the Marines. Akainu is apparently the most hard-line of the Marines, following the doctrine of Absolute Justice. During the destruction of Ohara, he destroyed an evacuee ship on the chance that one of their targets was aboard, saying that if one is to do a job it must be done properly. He has eaten the Magma-Magma Fruit (Magu-Magu no Mi), a Logia Devil Fruit based around magma, turning him into a living volcano.

However, falling in love with Gol D. Andrea, the daughter of Gold Roger the Pirate King of all people, and nearly losing her as well as a hellish mission that goes even beyond his rather low ethical standards makes him reconsider all that he has believed in, and ultimately give up his seat as admiral to someone more deserving, symbolised by his alias change to Akarô (紅狼, crimson wolf).


  • The Alcoholic/I Need a Freaking Drink: His usual reaction to any longer day or difficult conversation is I Need a Freaking Drink.
  • Archenemy: To Theodora and Kuzan originally, from an ideological standpoint. Both could only stand his sight on express orders of Sengoku or with Borsalino mediating. Most Dai Senmei in the Navy had similarly low opinions of him.
  • Axe-Crazy: In a series loaded with violent psychopaths, Akainu still stands out as one of the most unhinged. To him, even the smallest threat is something that merits the maximum amount of force; this includes people challenging his word.
    • Even after changing, Sakazuki has a hard time not falling back on these habits, which is reflected in his not completely perfect score on his practical STOC exam, the trial by fire/“Judgement Rites”; his peers consider the time he wastes on killing pirates time he could have spent saving people.
      • Implacable Man/The Juggernaut: As his fight with Doflamingo Donquixote showed, Sakazuki tends not to listen to the opposite party (or anyone, for the matter) in a fight and just keeps going.
  • Amazon Chaser: Probably due to his childhood trauma of normal people being too easy to kill in part, Sakazuki prefers women he doesn’t have to look out for every nanosecond. Unfortunately, before Andy came along, all of them hated him with a passion.
  • Animal Motif: Originally, Dog, later, Wolf.
  • Badass Grandpa: He’s 56 after the time-skip, but ironically, his demotion made him even stronger.
  • Be All My Sins Remembered: His reaction towards his dark past after actually starting to think about it. It leads to him being
    • The Atoner: He is actually on a blacklist of the STOC as such.
  • Black and Gray Morality: The reason Dai Senmei considered him a government pet. For all his bastard actions, it's easy to forget that in most instances, the Marines are actually the good guys, 9/10 pirates being Selfish Evil, and his actions probably saved the world from becoming a worse place to live. It's ambiguous who is the Black and who is the Grey with him.
  • The Brute: Fit the trope perfectly among the three Admirals. Even after changing, his choice of sword – a western longsword – is certainly the most brutal of swords amongst them, meant for hack-and-slash techniques (Kuzan uses a rapier, Theodora a very long katana, and Kizaru’s is a laser blade tsurugi made from his devil fruit; later, Isshô/Fujitora replaces his cane with an overlong shikomizue).
  • Butt-Monkey: For the Dai Senmeibukai. Even his own crew hazes him occasionally after the time skip.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Hinted at several times, and is not uncommon knowledge in-universe. Sakazuki is a war orphan, the survivor of a pirate raid, and was raised in a World Government orphanage, where government agents took note of the boy’s violent hatred of pirates. Instead of dousing it as usual, they fanned it until it was an integral part of what he was. Then, when he decided to join the marines, they made him what proper marines refer to as a “pet”, making sure he would never get reprimanded for any misconduct, earning him the anger of the Assembly of the Flag Officers (the collective of “true” marines that performs the higher court martials). It culminated into what the reformed Sakazuki would call “his ultimate sin”, the Ohara incident. The reason for this ugly thing is just as sinister: Two of the Five Elder Stars sought to seize control of the Navy from the Danarans, much to Theodora’s and Sengoku’s anger. The plan backfired spectacularly when Sakazuki’s love for Gol D. Andrea proved to be the ultimate spanner in the works, as it had him reconsider everything in his life, and, in the end, give up his seat as admiral to Theodora.
  • Deal with the Devil: Sakazuki seeking help from his greatest rival, Theodora, is technically this, as he has to pay for the woman’s help with his position of admiral. It gets played with as it turns out that he’s weaker than her, and thus, she had been more deserving of the title for decades.
  • Didn't Think This Through: His tendency to do exactly this concerning his orders was a major beef with most of his peers.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Formerly. Though he was the main antagonist during the Marineford arc, he still serves under Fleet Admiral Sengoku, who didn't take much action during the arc, until the last act.
    • Is this again after becoming a part of those who know the truth about the world, this time to Theodora, who even refers to him as a knight of Danara Marina.
  • Even Absolute Justice Has Standards: During the time-skip, he surprised everyone by not killing Jewellery Bonney on the spot when he had an easy chance, instead, he helped burying her murdered crew, and later, when they had been used as zombies, made a funeral pyre for them to spare her feelings.
    • The same man that had no problem blackmailing Andy into becoming a Marine, hunted down Luffy just for being the son of the government's most dangerous enemy and killed a man who just wanted to go home to his family because he was understandably outclassed finds Z to be extreme in his methods.
    • Sakazuki also hates anything that involves children being used, especially orphans, due to being one himself. Losing his unborn child to an attack does not help it.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: If there’s one person who’s unpopular amongst Marines, it’s Sakazuki; even after the Time Skip and becoming STOC, he’s the Jerkass of the troupe, and knows it.
  • Good Is Not Nice: See Jerkass. Sakazuki is the least social Marine in a few generations, probably ever, and even after changing, he’s the master of excessive force and telling you that he doesn’t like you with a fist to the face.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Enforced by the end of Andy’s Perils through the missions to Dressrosa, Punk Hazard and Andy’s near-death, and realised through duelling Theodora, who loves trick questions that turn your world upside down.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: One of Sakazuki’s major personality problems and greatest temptation after learning the truth. Having practically been raised for this by some World Government jerks who preyed on the war orphan’s hatred, Sakazuki became just as brutal and arguably more monstrous than the criminals he hunts down, even given most of the pirates seen so far have been assholes or utterly inhuman. For the Dai Senmei who still maintain a high standard of morality, honour/respect and dignity in their ways despite being raised for war, he was thus pretty much non grata.
    • Due to this temptation, he knows the full quote by Nietzsche by heart, and does not take it well when his son starts spouting Absolute Justice phrases in front of his liege, who in answer slaps the boy and invokes the phrase; when the boy comes then running to him to complain, he paddles him instead of standing up for him, scolding the boy for being a parrot (he’s heard this in school).
    • Ironic Echo: Type A. When Sakazuki voices his doubts about his original path in life to his only friend, Borsalino, the older man repeats, word for word, the statement that burnt Ohara to the ground to emphasise just how Axe-Crazy he was.
    • Knight in Sour Armour: After his Heel-Face Turn. Sakazuki is still an ass and a cynic, but he’s far more willing to stick to moralistic ideals.
  • Hell Hound: Arguably his signature move and the one that gave him the moniker 'Red Dog' was the Inugami Guren technique, making a giant dog head made of magma.
  • Insane Admiral: Formerly. He used to go to the extremes to protect the World Government. No crime should be overlooked and anything with even the hint of pirates should be purged for the greater good. When he was a Vice-Admiral, he chose to kill over one hundred refugees to ensure none of his targets escaped from the attack. As an Admiral, he killed his own men for deserting in a battle they had no chance of doing the enemy harm. The fact they were flies against the enemy only the Admirals and above could actually harm didn't factor in. They were deserting and so had to die.
    • General Ripper: His relentless crusade against pirates reached some rather frightening lengths.
      • And then there's him killing a captain who tried to flee the Marine HQ battle, mentally scarring Coby and Helmeppo, who were also thinking of fleeing.
      • The reason he wanted to kill Luffy so badly is solely because of who his father is. Sure, him being a Pirate is part of the reason, but he would probably still want him dead if he was civilian.
  • Jerkass Knight Templar: Big time (formerly). Still has a lot of jerk running for him (“True” Marines are notoriously vindictive). At best, he treated his allies at expendable, and was all too willing to kill any pirates or allies who are insufficiently dedicated to his brutal version of justice, while insulting their viewpoints. Subsequently, he was extremely wary of Marines who did not share his view and had the power to back it up, most notably Kuzan and Theodora, the latter not being above breaking his nose at times his mouth ran off with him.
  • Ki Manipulation: Can use both basic forms of Haki proficiently enough to cancel the effect of other people’s haki-enhanced attacks. However, it’s useless against Theo, Kuzan and Borsalino.
  • Lack of Empathy: His No. 1 trouble. Originally, he didn’t even understand family beyond something that could be exploited for blackmail and manipulation, and snorted with disdain at the love his colleagues held for their partners. For the Haki-genius Theodora, this notion is unthinkable.
  • Malicious Punny Nickname: Both on his real name and his alias due to him calling himself a dog (worst insult possible to a Marine) get targeted by other marines, modifying them with the Japanese word for fool/idiot (Bakazuki and Bakainu [roughly translated in meaning/intent, Stupid and Stupidity]). After changing, he tends to call others who believe in Absolute Justice or the Five Elders when trying to cover up stuff “more stupid than the man who couldn’t tell a horse from a deer” (which is the literal meaning of baka), and uses the latter nick himself at times as reminder.
  • Magma Man: One of the reasons he's so feared.
    • Convection Schmonvection: He's made out of and attacks with lava, but nothing takes any damage unless it actually comes into contact with something. Even then, it acts more like a solid projectile than something that should vaporize everything around it. We'll forgive this one though, since if it was actually treated realistically, no one would be able to beat him. Also, proper Logia users affect only what they want with their power.
      • Actually gets played with in the anime – Ivankov attacks Akainu with a weaponised kiss, getting his face burned. He then pulls his usual "it was just thick make-up" joke, showing an undamaged face… and then collapses from having his lungs burned by the heat and fumes. Also, he can melt his way through solid rock as if it was air.
    • Elemental Fisticuffs: Barring the Hell Hound technique, Akainu is much less flashy in his use of his powers than other Logia users. His whole game plan is – 1. Take arm; 2. Turn it into lava; 3. Make it as large as necessary; 4. Punch until target is vaporized. Since he's living lava, it works quite well (and is probably one of the few where this is a good idea in the first place). It only becomes useless against the Elemental Cardinal of the Ice Series (Theo) that can be used to turn his magma back into cold, hard rock, and the Cardinal of his own series (Fire), who can evaporate his magma.
    • Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: As it turns out, lava beats fire. However, Lava gets beaten by higher forms of ice like Crystal or Zero Element. It also loses to the Elemental Cardinal of the Fire Series due to superiority of solar fire, which would vaporise him.
    • Rocket Punch: His powers allow a particularly nasty approximation.
    • Shaping Your Attacks: "Inugami Guren" attack, as well as Inugami Kakô no Kadôgiba 犬神・火口の火道牙 (Hound Sprite Volcanic Caldera Vent Fang), a rather ridiculously looking but deadly small-scale attack. It's meant to swiftly destroy an enemy and at the same time evade an attack by said enemy if needed. Turning his feet into low-viscosity magma (mafic lava), Akainu burrows a lava tunnel - the pipe - with his powers until he is directly under the target. Erupting from the ground, Akainu will grab his target and pull him below; at the same time, an enormous hound head made of viscous, felsic magma will erupt from the ground and close his jaws over the opening, sealing the tunnel with no place to run, making it appear as if the hound has swallowed its target.
    • Superpower Lottery: He's made out of lava. Not only does that mean that you can't get anywhere near him without being vaporised, but it's also superior to (as in, can outright kill) at least two other Logia.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Has a way with words. It’s also the reason why many marines used to think that he’s not just a jerkass, but also an idiot: For someone who can make his enemies run into certain death with a few choice words, he sure as hell didn’t think much for himself if it came to his orders.
  • Meaningful Name: His old codename, like his fellow Admirals, is derived from the Momotarô legends.
    • His real name as well. A "sakazuki" is a small ceremonial sake cup like the one Luffy and Ace used when they swore an oath of brotherhood. It gets even more ironic if combined with the aforementioned Malicious Nickname he’s earned himself, which could be interpreted as “faithful idiot”.
    • The "inu" in Akainu means Dog, thus automatically making him Monkey D. Luffy's enemy by default since there is a common myth that dogs and monkeys are mortal enemies. Additionally, the worst possible insult one can give a proper Marine is calling him or her a “dog of the World Government”.
      • The insult is the reason why Sakazuki takes up a new alias after his beat-down at the hands of Theodora, choosing to become “Akarô” (crimson wolf), as wolves are way more independent than dogs. The name is actually a suggestion by Theo, who knows the man’s preference of canines.
  • Moral Sociopath: Formerly, as his original desire and methods are perfectly acceptable to the World Government, it's the extremes he goes to do so is what gets him in trouble and the hatred of both pirates and marines alike. Given that he’s originally a government pet, it’s of little surprise he’s never been court-martialled.
  • May–December Romance: Andy is half his age. The fact that he never had a steady relationship before her made him the target of Borsalino’s scheming for a long time.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based on famous Japanese actor Bunta Sugawara. His real name, Sakazuki, seems to be derived from a series of films featuring Sugawara.
  • Odd Couple: With Borsalino. The light user is the only one willing to put up with him.
    • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Not completely by choice, as Sakazuki’s number of friends in the world amount to exactly one person. Borsalino also likes meddling with Sakazuki’s personal life, much to his chagrin originally.
  • One-Man Army: Given that he originally didn’t have a concept of overkill or empathy, it’s of little surprise he could do this.
    • Authority Equals Asskicking: Even more than his fellow Admirals, if only because he's so dedicated to the job.
    • Charles Atlas Superpower: Beside his Logia, he has shown to have enough strength to stop Whitebeard Gura-Gura bisento with his foot.
      • Muscles Are Meaningless/Muscles Are Meaningful: Sakazuki might be the most muscular of the pre-time-skip admirals, but as his fight with Theodora shows, he’s much weaker than his former peers, just able to match the female Zero Element user. In fact, the much more slender Kuzan is the physically strongest of their generation. Still, his physical strength is nothing to laugh at, as he’s able to punch-parry Whitebeard.
    • Implacable Man: When you plough through a whole Badass Army and effortlessly shrug off everything but punches from Whitebeard in the pursuit of your enemy, you definitely deserve the title.
    • Person of Mass Destruction: He is a living volcano capable of launching huge gobs of lava on top of his enemies.
    • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Before changing for the better, it was doubtful that he even knew the concept of overkill existed.
  • Oh, Crap!: The look on his face the entire time, especially in the anime, when he's getting a first-hand demonstration of just why Whitebeard is called "The Strongest Man in the World". Also, the moment he realises his logia powers are utterly useless against Theodora’s, who just turns every attack of his into stone again and leaves him frostbitten.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: The shirt he wears with his suit is rose-coloured.
    • Badass in a Nice Suit: That is a damn fine suit.
    • Flower Motifs: He has what looks like a rose pinned to his suit, and sports a floral pattern on both his shirt and a chest tattoo. The latter though gets him into trouble with the various respectable bathhouses in Marineford Town, who call him on the yakuza similarity.
  • Redemption Promotion: Got stronger after giving up being the Navy’s No. 1 Jerkass and getting his ass handed to him.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Big Time. He’s a devil fruit ability user, and, unlike the ice users of the Kumori, he can’t do anything about falling into the water.
  • Villain-by-Proxy Fallacy: The first thing we see him do is blow up a ship full of evacuees that the Marines had promised to spare on the grounds that there might be the slightest possibility that there is a scholar on board who could read the Poneglyphs.
  • Weapon of Choice: Quite literally. After reforming, Sakazuki picks up fighting with a longsword to stop his overkill tendencies. The blacksmith who made it found it a funny idea to engrave it with the primary two articles of the Naval Code he used to violate frequently, much to his chagrin (even though later generations might interpret this as devotion).
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    Admiral Shiroyoru/Shirotatsu ("The White Night/The White Dragon") 
If man is corrupt, then what is justice?

Real name Kumori C. Theodora [曇理・シ。・テオドーラ, te o do ra], Theo (never “Thea”) is the head of the Kumori Clan, Smoker’s eldest sister, and Kuzan’s wife. She is noted to be the “strongest woman” in the Navy, easily having the power of becoming admiral (which she becomes in Awakening), and intimidating Monkey D. Dragon. Already a deathly combatant without any extra powers, she has eaten the Zero-Zero Fruit, giving her the ultimate freezing powers and control over Thermodynamics. Marines call her the “most awesome thing alive since the invention of curry”, and her mere presence usually demands respect, a fact enhanced by her mastery of Sovereign’s Haki. Andrea describes the latter as a compulsion to bow to her, which is even worse for Danarans of any social standing.

Like all of her siblings but Smoker, Theo is noted to be left-handed, meaning that whenever she is not using her left to attack, she is trying to refrain from killing her target.

Theodora’s given name is Ancient Danaran, and thus gives people trouble to pronounce it properly, leading to her initial alias of “White Night” [白夜], which is also her codename as admiral.Due to a genetic quirk, Theo is unable to blush, and will instead make various grimaces that indicate similar states of agitation. Out of her four children, only her eldest has inherited this trait.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade/Spear: Her tachi Kita Kaze (Northern Winds) is noted to be one of the 12 top grade swords, and is a Bluesword to boot, making the sword as sharp as the icy winds it is named for. However, the actual sword is laughable compared to the sublimation cutting blades she can create through her Devil Fruit power, which can only be blocked with a huge amount of Armament Haki. The same applies for her spear Izumi, whose piercing power pales in comparison to the piercing epées created with her Devil Fruit.
    • Woe betides the enemy/ies she decides to use a combination of both on.
  • Archenemy: Sakazuki originally, from an ideological standpoint. Theodora could only stand his sight on express orders of Sengoku or with Borsalino mediating. Most Dai Senmei in Marineford had similarly low opinions of him.
    • Throwing Down the Gauntlet: When there was political pushing for him becoming (Fleet) Admiral, she got off her lazy seat and fought him in a duel for his job, humiliating him by showing him how much weaker than her he was.
  • Admiral Exposition: Explains in detail what Haki does, at about the same point in story Rayleigh would have done in canon.
  • A Father to His Men: Female version, which stems particularly from the Marine/Danaran trait/value of equalism (Danarans don’t take kindly to women being patronised in general, especially if of rank). Theo rarely uses any of her ships due to her devil fruit, but whenever she does or is involved in a major battle, she goes out of her way to protect her people. In turn, she’s idolised by many cadets and younger officers, and considered the very image of a proper female marine officer.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: It’s implied she was that when she was younger.
  • Agree to Disagree/Not So Different/Good vs. Good: With Monkey D. Dragon. Both have “a better world” firmly in place as their goal, it is just their methods, patience with the goal and ideals that differ – while Dragon approaches the corrupt system of the World Government with a blunt force approach (resistance, terrorism, warfare) for ideals unknown so far, Theodora and her entire clan as such work from inside the system (including the limitations of such methods) to bring back the very ideal the Navy writes on their coats [justice], and are willing to work for it for generation after generation (essentially, forever). The fact that sometimes Dragon’s methods bring quicker results as well as the fact that he’s Garp’s son are the only reasons she lets him live so far. Also, since their goal is the same, they meet from time to time, usually exchanging information. However, Theo is not above punching and choking Dragon for perceived blunders (such as him miscalculating the attention Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit would bring to Dressrosa).
    • Leave Behind a Pistol: This is what she promises Dragon for the day she'll capture him so he won't slander his father's name any further. Dragon just asks that he'll be given a glass of Icewine and the truth on the world beforehand.
  • An Ice Person: After eating the Zero-Zero Fruit, Theo is made of the Zero Element, the highest form of ice that allows control of Thermodynamics and kinetic energy in the surroundings.
    • Elemental Shapeshifting: The Zero-Zero Fruit allows her to turn either into living ice, living snow or living pure, live-stealing cold/living tempearture. She tends to have a boatload of fun with it to perform various disappearing acts on people, as the lattermost form renders her practically invisible.
    • Harmless Freezing: Averted usually. The dangers of her freezing you solid are mentioned and shown several times. She even demonstrated the ability to capture or sink an entire fleet with it. However, she has demonstrated to be able to do the harmless variant from time to time.
    • Human Popsicle: A common application of her power. Can do so at a distance.
    • Kill It with Ice: Her standard method of attack.
    • Nigh Invulnerable: Like all Logia powers. Though her ice form can be shattered, doing so is little more than a brief inconvenience to her. Also, unlike her husband, she's not explicitly solid in the first place.
    • Pungeon Master: Tends to make puns referring to extreme sub-zero temperatures, absoluteness and time-outs.
  • Angrish: Doesn’t really curse, but when annoyed, she might fall back on this.
  • Animal Motif: The dragon is her seal. To be precise, it’s a Leviathan/Tiamat, a water/ice dragon.
  • Awesomeness Is a Force: As one of only three known users of the Colours of the Warring Sovereign, Theo’s sheer awesomeness is legendary amongst Marines (who worship her and her awesomeness to the point they manage to ignore Boa Hancock) and the nightmare of every criminal in the seas, matched only by Kuzan. Entire crowds are nothing before her sheer awesomeness, and when the Straw Hats are faced with a focussed form of it, they are bent into submission (until Rayleigh Silvers shows up).
    • Death Glare: Theo’s glare makes even strong Haki users submit, and allegedly is dangerous enough to leave weak people in a coma for a while from mental stress. She frequently uses the skill for interrogation.
      • Even without Haki, her eyes take on a judging quality most people who fail in them would like to escape. They’re the reason Sakazuki always fails to meet her eyes for longer than a second. Andrea describes the feeling as being put on trial.
  • Badass in Charge: Commander-Coordinator-in-Chief of the STOC. The person holding this position is not only the leader of the STOC, but also the strongest member, rivalling admirals in power. Later, Theo actually becomes admiral, handing the Coordinator-in-Chief position to her right-hand woman, Vice-Admiral Dawn.
  • Badass Long Coat: Standard issue for a Marine Officer. Theo’s has white cuffs with a black and a blue stripe, the black standing for her command of the STOC.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Theo wears STOC uniform. Always.
  • Badass Crew: Plural. As the Commander-In-Chief of the STOC, the minimum power level for being on one of her crews is 150 Doriki (average armed Marine: 10), and she has three of them.
  • Battle Couple: With Kuzan. They also have, due to several similarities in abilities, a lot of synchronised/cooperative attacks, and are capable of syncing up their Haki, making it so powerful they can knock out anything but the highest lieutenants of their enemies.
    • Happily Married: This goes without saying, but Theo and Kuzan value their love higher than any hiccups they ever had. Understandable though, as the world they live in has it out for them due to their jobs.
  • Berserk Button: Threaten her family and you find yourself with a fistful of ice sent to the next wall or as a human popsicle. Be corrupt, morally or otherwise, and you get a You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry. Same goes for attacking Marineford, which automatically turns it into It's Personal. Theo also hates chivalry to a certain extent, as she feels that it disrespects a woman’s strength; especially Chivalrous Perverts are also on her shit list, since as a female marine, such overbearing behaviour is offensive, mistrusting, degrading and disrespectful for her strength (meaning that both Sanji and Cavendish have another thing coming for them). To her, chivalry has no place in battle. Finally, she is barely able to stand the sight of Monkey D. Dragon for personal reasons.
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: Theo is normally perfectly sociable, and so lazy in attitude that she often cannot be bothered to stand or sit while talking to someone, even pirates, but once she gets her sights on you, you better order a coffin-maker.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Does so in her first face to face meeting with Luffy for Andrea.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Same as Mama Bear, but particularly towards Smoker, who is the youngest (and most maverick). This goes so far that when Drake nearly murders her brother Smoker, she doesn’t trust herself that she would not retaliate with force and not investigate properly, sending Isshô instead. Flynn has the habit of taking her place in that if she’s not around.
  • Bling of War: Not as impressive as Sengoku (who wears a Chest of Medals), but still remarkable enough when she wears Ceremonial Dress Uniform. Her pronged hair sticks also count – they are military awards.
    • About the latter, Akainu mentions that she has 20 pairs of these, meaning that she got twenty different occasions for which she was awarded with twenty different types of Sea King Bone prongs.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy/Professional Slacker: Being an Admiral, she’s one of the World Government’s “Ultimate Military Forces”. They are the strongest the WG has to offer; also, as Sengoku’s student, Theo is a genius in her own right. However, Shiroyoru herself is a very carefree and lazy person. She even upholds what she dubs as “Lazy Justice” (unless really pissed).
    • It is later on revealed that her lazy habits are a mix of her natural sense of knowing when to act and when to be patient and an effort of trying to balance out the stress of everything she has on her plate as a marine and the “queen” of the Danarans.
    • Sleepy Head: A family trait that goes nicely with Theo’s lazy/relaxed attitude, same as her husband. Notable instances are her habit of falling asleep at her desk. It goes so far that any ship associated with her keeps a pair of deck chairs, including that of her old teacher, Garp. As such, she can fall asleep nearly on command.
      • Instant Waking Skills: Ironically enough, Theodora (and Kuzan) will awaken rather easily firing on all cylinders if disturbed, and thoroughly annoyed if there was no reason to.
      • Wake-Up Fighting: As a Spec Ops officer, she tends to do that if the person’s haki is too unfamiliar or radiates malevolence, usually resorting to her devil fruit or a punch.
    • Nerves of Steel: Her being the lazybones she is, she is composed to a fault in battle.
  • The Coats Are Off: Does that when she’s about to do something big, drastic or when she’s going truly serious. She even makes a coat rack from ice to toss them aside.
  • Colony Drop: Can send giant icebergs at a target at will.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Fights with pretty much everything available, a result of being trained by Garp, Tsuru and Sengoku and being the Grandmaster of Eight Shadows, which stresses pragmatism over “looking pretty”. Also, she has little trouble to suck out the stamina of her opponent while fighting.
    • Groin Attack: Eight Shadows is a combat style, and is not above this, and thus Theo isn’t, as its Grandmaster.
    • Strong as They Need to Be: Despite the fact she is easily capable of total overkill, Theodora tries to avoid the same, mainly because of the potential damage to the environment.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: Theo’s birthright is complete control of the loyalty of the Marines, but she uses that power to try to restore a state of proper justice to the world. Also, as a Navy admiral, she has control of thousands of soldiers, but will never unnecessarily sacrifice even one of them, considering doing so as Dirty Business at best and a disgrace at worst, since after all, they are all loyal troops. As the same, she qualifies as a Person of Mass Destruction, but avoids hurting or killing innocent bystanders at all costs, even if it means losing the criminal. Her devil fruit also counts, as its ability to steal any type of energy (including life) is considered so dangerous her family keeps it as a family treasure and perfected the art of reincarnating devil fruits for keeping it under wraps. The how to steal life has even been removed from the records on it.
    • Mundane Utility: Theo dislikes having discussions while standing too long and is not above making chairs with her devil fruit power just so she can sit, or cool her drinks. She also likes to make disappearing acts with its various forms.
  • Competence Zone: Made Commander at age 14 and Vice Admiral at 19. To be fair, she also joined up at mere age 12 as a cabin girl with the navigation skills of someone twice her age, being a compass maker.
  • Contralto of Danger: As a matter of fact, Theo is actually a Mezzo-soprano, but she speaks Tenor.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a pair on her head since she was 16, but not consistently.
  • Cooldown Hug: The coolest hugs you will ever get.
  • Cool Big Sis Mentor: To Smoker when he was a kid. It went so far that Smoker would at times not bother much when his mother came home, but would glomp her to the point that he once re-cracked her ribs. It didn’t help that by the time Smoker became a teenager, his mother died of cancer, making Theo the boss.
  • Cultured Badass: Has a penchant for fine food, drink and ice sculpting. She also considers getting drunk or binging food without appreciation an insult towards all the work that went into making them.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Luffy. Sakazuki may also count, as her abilities had him cornered after the traditional twenty minutes it takes to establish the full drain of his stamina, and his own were an ill match against her.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Theo’s hair and eyes are dark petrol blue, like a storm-tossed sea.
  • The Determinator: The drive behind Theo’s Haôshoku Haki is not ambition but resolve, making her one of the most difficult to shake people in the world. Theo has also little concept of fear, as her fear threshold has risen due to events in her life so high that the feeling she usually has when other people are terrified is apprehension.
  • Double Jump/Flash Step: As a Master of Six Powers, she can use Moon Step to move in midair and Shave to move in the blink of an eye. She has shown that can combine both abilities, creating Razor.
    • Speed Blitz/Teleport Spam: Theo’s favoured method of attack before gaining her devil fruit against crowds. Nowadays, still preferred if faced with a crowd that contains innocents and her own subordinates where pinpointing them with her devil fruit would take too much concentration.
  • The Dreaded: Theo manages to be that to both criminals and Marines alike, the latter in cases of corruption and trips of absolute justice.
  • Duel to the Death: In Andrea’s Awakening, this is what happened between Akainu and Shiroyoru during the Time Skip of the Manga. The two had the first ever feud between Admirals, and it was over him being in line for the Fleet Admiral position. The conflict escalated to the point of a “death match” (Staged) on the barren island of Punk Hazard, lasting twelve nights and eleven days and permanently altering the climate of the island, making it a permanently frozen wasteland where blizzards tear through one's clothes. In the end, the winner was Shiroyoru, but, in a rare moment of sympathy but a typical moment of honour, she spared his life, and the latter proceeded to ditch his attitude, becoming a knight of Danara Marina. He is still considered somewhat extreme and definitely a fanatic, but above all, he is the king of atoners.
  • Everything Is Better With Penguins: Theo and Kuzan breed Super Penguins, her own being Camille, Camel’s life mate.
  • Justice Has Standards: Theo is a Marine, and thus is everything but soft (hey, they’re Marines). Yet she was outright disgusted when Akainu (then known as Vice-Admiral Sakazuki) blew up a ship of innocent evacuees on the off chance that one criminal managed to get on board. So much so that once he aims for becoming Fleet Admiral of all things after Sengoku resigns, she beats the living crap out of him so much he nearly ends up taking his life, having a Grade-A identity crisis.
    • Heaven and Hell help you if you do put someone she considers innocent at risk. You’re risking death by cryo-desiccation.
    • The Fettered: Played straight, and goes rarely beyond the Moral Event Horizon, unlike her Absolute Justice Ax-Crazy comrades.
  • Eye Colour Failure: Had a massive case of it the moment Shiki attacks Marineford the first time. To be fair, he could have easily flattened her house.
  • Fictional Counterpart: Of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The lazy justice mentality is just one of MANY similarities. Also, with Kuzan, of Justinian and Theodora of Byzantium in their glory days (without the accusations about Theodora's past).
  • For Great Justice: Her clan has been working on that for the last millennium, with only one total failure (but that was as big as it can go, resulting in the fall of their kingdom and the emergence of the World Government). Theo is not above forging a wide-spread conspiracy against the World Nobles or threatening the Five Elder Stars with renouncing the Navy’s fealty for the sake of True Justice.
  • Four-Star Badass: Marine Admiral aka “Greatest Military Power”. Enough said.
  • The Four Loves: Theodora holds all of them for her husband, her family and the Navy. They are also the reason she is so angry with Andy; had Kuzan truly given in, she would eventually have accepted the truth that he had given up but as Andrea took advantage of him to the point of having to call it rape, she makes it her mission to point out every mistake and fault of the young woman, beginning with this fact and the other reason why Kuzan would never have bedded her willingly had he been in his right mind – they have a daughter around Andrea’s age.
  • Friend to All Children: Like all her siblings, Theo has a big soft spot for children, much to the surprise of many civilians who meet her the first time. (Granted, since most times people meet her it’s a situation in which shit has long since hit the fan, this is somewhat crass.) It is also noted that whenever children are involved on the battlefield, she will hesitate to use lethal force on a large scale. However, if you are stupid enough to hurt children or use them, you better plan your funeral.
  • Genius Lightning Bruiser: As the student of Garp, Theo learnt how to make her very body into a deadly weapon, and sometimes joins her mentor throwing cannonballs, although she admits she isn’t even near his level in that department. She’s also physically faster than any of her peers, excluding Borsalino when using his DF powers. As for the genius, she’s not just an admiral, but also the Coordinator-in-Chief of the Special Forces, and pulls off the absurd stunt of timing their return to Marineford so precisely that they have their own Big Damn Heroes moment. And she’s Sengoku’s student too.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Has even an attack that deliberately invokes this. Beyond that, it is unclear if it is her devil fruit or her Haki that make them glow when she is angry, given that Kuzan can do something similar.
  • Good Mother: Not as much as Kuzan, who has the household privileges and duties as the consort, but Theodora’s children are never shy to seek out their mother, and hate to disappoint the woman, who in turn always does her best for their sake, never being short with a word of praise or encouragement. Like Kuzan, she considers the use of her Haki for dealing with children a cheap trick, proof of her parenting skills.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Theo is a nightmare to most pirates and criminals in the that freezes them to solid ice world with a single stomp, and puts the fear of the Sea Gods into corrupt or stray-from-the-path Marines or worse, makes them change their ways with only words, but to most of her allies and the public, she is a shining example of grace, beauty and heroism.
    • Cruel Mercy: Theo lets her enemies live more often than not so they are faced with the consequences of their deeds. She will also tell absolutely stray-from-the-path Marines or Revolutionaries the legendary Truth of the World before offing them just to see their misery at their ignorance. She also has a thing for letting people live and terrify them with her vast superiority in skill and power, making it clear that she could have hurt or killed them and has the skill and power to not needing to.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Theo and Kuzan have the habit of playing relatively harmless sex games (compared to Borsalino’s like of bondage and submission on his part) and reserving entire days for these, such as leaving a trail of clothing for the other to find the owner of said clothes. It goes so far that their children have the habit of staying on base when this happens; Evermist however comments that she’d rather have them raunchy like that than estranged from each other.
    • Right Through the Wall: Lampshaded by her daughter Evermist of all people, who asks her to be “not so loud”, indicating that this is a bad habit of theirs.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Theo can cheat recovery times and the most grievous of injuries by drawing upon life energy she’s stolen beforehand, which is the reason she doesn’t have a single major injury after fighting with Sakazuki.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Tends to speak High Danaran to her followers. Sometimes, a few words in the same slip out to others. It’s arguable though, since Danaran is the language of the Navy and her actual native tongue; the common language (aka Japanese) of the Twenty is in fact foreign to her.
  • Heroine Antagonist: There’s nothing villainous or evil about her; she just happens to oppose the Straw Hats by default.
  • Heroic BSoD/Safe Mode: The reason Theo can use the attack Thief of the White Night was a moment of this, combined with Unstoppable Rage, as it enabled her to instinctively reach for the lives of her enemies. Later, she learns how to replicate the effect consciously, and also perform the opposite (expelling Life Energy); “Rejuvenation” on herself and others as long as she has extra “life” stored up.
  • Heroic Lineage/Famous Ancestors: The Kumori clan descend from Kumori C. Aletheia and Prince Consort Justinian, the founders of the Navy, and various visionary Fleet Admirals like Lord Acton. Thus, it is completely made up of Marines and retired Marines, with Theo being just its latest leader. Exceptions are the so-called helpful vagrants, homeless wanderers with the blood of the Kumori who travel from place to place to help. But in the end, the inability to help enough people will make them join the Marines, with Kuzan being the most famous example in recent history.
  • Honor Before Reason: Has a few moments of that in the case of Red-Haired Shanks, Whitebeard and Trafalgar Law. It is also the reason she often refuses to duel with pirates or freezes their crews first, as she would otherwise be honour-bound to not attack the comrades of said pirates.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Theo’s senses are on par with that of the other admirals, and superior to her younger siblings safe for Flynn, who is infamously paranoid. Also, her Kenbunshoku Haki has a ridiculous range due to her DF powers being able to sense energy sources, especially heat and life.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: Uses the pattern whenever people get annoyed with Kuzan pulling a disappearing act, usually as “I am his wife, not his babysitter”. To be fair, Kuzan does the very same when she goofs off. Variants include “I married him, but that doesn’t mean I own him”.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Tends towards that in moments of exasperation with her fellow Marines, the World Government and the Straw Hat Pirates. Notably, in Chapter 19, when the fake Straw Hats ruin her day off, she freezes most of them first and then goes off with these exact words.
  • Ki Attacks/Manipulation: Is one of the most powerful Haki users in the Navy, matched only by a handful of people in the world, together with Whitebeard, Kuzan, Shanks and Garp. She also has the Kumori-unique form of Conqueror’s Haki, Colours of the Sovereign, allowing her to use Oath to Order speech.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: Theo is an idealist at the core who sticks to her principles with the same tenacity a dragon sticks to its treasure, but she is also probably the most jaded Marine alive, and has a horrid temper at those who do not get the difference between justice and law.
  • Large and in Charge: Nearly 10’ tall, and an admiral.
  • Large Ham: Averted usually, which is fairly remarkable, as One Piece is a World of Ham. However, she has her moments, mostly when using her Oath to Order ability or yelling at Bakainu!.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Theodora’s Zero-Zero Fruit can turn her into ice; it shatters when hit, but she can simply pull herself together like the T-1000.
    • Does that regularly to the most vile of pirates, especially if they threaten civilians and/or subordinates. Threatened to do that to Akainu several times.
  • Made Of Kryptonite: Somewhat. Theodora’s devil fruit has the (un)fortunate ability to render nearly all devil fruits or incoming attacks useless since everything in the world runs on some form of energy, reducing her opponents to fighting her physically, which is also not a good idea due to her usually vast physical superiority. (At least, she won’t stop you from trying to hit her by taking the air out of your attacks!)
    • Also, as she reveals at the end of the fight with Sakazuki, fighting her for a long time is hazardous, as she’ll steal your stamina while you’re at it, causing her to become stronger the longer the fight is drawn out. In her own words, you have to defeat her very early on in one strike to avoid making her stronger, unless you’re made of limitless energy (Star-Star Fruit, Glint-Glint Fruit).
  • Mama Bear: Theo is the head of the Kumori clan, and does not take well to anyone threatening her children.
  • Master of All: Pretty literal. Theodora’s raw strength is enough to punch/kick-parry Sakazuki one-on-one, she is master in two hand-to-hand styles (Meteor Fist, Six Powers) and Grandmaster of Eight Shadows, which also qualifies her as a master swordswoman amongst other things. Finally, she has mastered complete control of her devil fruit.
    • Dual Wielding: Demonstrated only once so far, straight up in the duel between her and Sakazuki; Theo has little trouble fighting with a spear and her sword at the same time, which is, while not completely unheard of in Real Life, all the more curious due to the vastly differing reach of either weapon.
    • Weapon of Choice/Ancestral Weapon: More like Ancestral Weapons of Choice – Theo wields a world-famous katana called Kita Kaze, an equally famous partisan called Izumi, and one of the family’s particular brand of super-long sea-stone-tipped Jutte, a Meitei. All of them are heirlooms, most of them dating back to the Void Century, proof of their superior make.
      • Blade on a Stick: Izumi, her partisan spear.
      • Katanas Are Just Better: Justified – Theo’s katana Kita Kaze is a family heirloom, and one of the 12 best swords in the world, a Saijo Ô Wazamono Meito (Supreme Grade Named Blade).
      • Infinity +1 Sword: Theo had to wait until her 16th birthday until she was allowed to wield Kita Kaze. Before that, she used a far less famous blade called ''Aoi Sekai'' (青い世界, Blue World), which was made a few centuries ago as replacement for the Black Sword Shusui, which was stolen from the Navy.
  • Malicious Puny Nicknaming: Does that insistently to Akainu (Sakazuki), calling him Bakainu (stupid dog) or Bakazuki (idiot pun on loyalty oath cup). To the point that people consider it an Oh Crap moment when she actually uses his name or alias correctly, since she only does so when it’s serious business (“You used my name, it must be serious”).
  • Mentor-Apprentice Chain: Garp/Sengoku/Tsuru→ Theo→ Andy. Theo was Garp’s navigator and sidekick at sea and learnt how to punch and kick the living daylights out of everyone, but she learnt strategising from Sengoku as well as a bit of Tsuru’s quick tactics, and usually doesn’t refer to them by their ranks but sensei. In Awakening, Andy finds herself at the end of a Redemption version of a Training From Hell, and ends here.
  • Meaningful Name: Theodora is Danaran for “the gods have given”, alluding to her immense talent, her Royal Haki and compass powers. “Kumori” is a Japanese/Common Tongue pun – it can either mean cloudy (as in weather) or Cloud (of) Justice. Shiroyoru, the White Night, is the realm of ice in eastern and western magic, as it is a poetic way to refer to the arctic summer – the polar day. Even the persistent mispronunciation of her given name by most characters In-Universe counts – Teiô tora means Sovereign Tiger, the former befitting the royal heritage of the Kumori. As for the latter, the tiger is well-known for its ferocity and watchfulness. It keeps a very close guard on its cubs, watches vigilantly for an opportunity to catch its prey, and walks great distances to patrol its territory, both alluding to her Mama Bear persona and her diligence as a Marine.
  • Modest Royalty: Theo consistently wears standard issue uniform despite being amongst the richest people in all of Marineford and the leader of the Danarans.
  • Most Common Superpower: Given that Theo is a medium-extra-tall human, her cup size is more in tune with her impressive height.
    • My Eyes Are Up Here: Unfortunate side effect of her height. Her first meeting with Momonga was a rather embarrassing example of this for the younger man.
  • The Navigator: Her talent for the skill was commented on by many of her superiors and age mates, and she sometimes refers to herself as such when it comes to her being the Coordinator-in-Chief for the Special Forces.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Swordsman – Queen without crown – Living Icecube – Admiral.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her appearance is roughly based upon the Japanese actress Koyuki, with changes to hair colour, iris colour and height to match her theme and rank-mates.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: For someone who is a confirmed professional slacker, Theo doesn’t like to toy with opponents, believing that it is disrespectful, and also, a total waste of energy she could use to curb-stomp someone else.
  • No-Sell: Does that often with other people’s Haki.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has that the moment Shiki attacks Marineford a second time and when it becomes clear Whitebeard came for his own death.
  • Older Than They Look: Was already as high as a Vice Admiral 20 years ago, implying that she is at least in her mid-to-late forties, despite looking like she’s around thirty. She also doesn’t appear to age much between the Mountain Bandit incident and the present story.
    • She’s 42 when Luffy sets out for his journey, and is reportedly the youngest admiral in 300 years.
    • Partly justified, as her devil fruit powers allow her to steal life energy, and her clan has that kind of genetics, as seen in her husband and clansman, Kuzan.
  • Ominous Chanting: Well, it’s a work of written fan art, so you usually don’t hear it, but the 20+ tracks soundtrack Kamikashi put together has a few for that. Add in some For Doom the Bell Tolls, as she is heavily associated with Ox Bell.
  • One-Woman Army: This is a gal who can freeze over a hundred miles of ocean without strain. Or nonchalantly race all the way around the world without a boat.
    • Asskicking Equals Authority: What happens after Theo wipes the floor with Sakazuki: She is promoted to admiral.
    • Authority Equals Asskicking: Goes with being an Admiral. Above her, there’s only Sengoku/Kuzan, and her part of the fleet has the most of the Special Forces.
    • Charles Atlas Superpower: Theo is a master in three different martial styles, and was trained by the very incarnation of a Charles Atlas Superpower in the Navy – Garp – which accounts for her being able to lay physical beat-downs on most characters in the series, including punch/kick-parrying Sakazuki and him being the one who was the worse for the wear. Also, she has repeatedly been called one of the four best Haki users in the entire force both in terms of raw power and skill.
      • Theodora didn’t eat her Devil Fruit until she was nearly 20, a week after her wedding, while she was already Vice-Admiral, meaning she got to that rank all on Charles Atlas Superpower alone.
    • Hero Killer: While way more reasonable than some other marines, she is still one of the Marine's feared "Greatest Attack Force". If you’re a pirate, this is the likely outcome.
    • Implausible Fencing Powers: Part of the Eight Shadows combat style, where the pressure in blows becomes long-range cutting with a sword. It becomes insane when she combines it with her devil fruit, which allows her to cut a mountain complete with laboratory in it in half. From a distance.
      • Later, it is implied that she is actually good enough to do that without the fruit – it is just far easier.
    • Person of Mass Destruction: She can start an ice age all by herself if he wanted to. Requirement for becoming Admiral. Borsalino comments that one of the requirements of becoming admiral is having combat power whose equivalent is higher than a Buster Call.
      • Justified – Theo’s Devil Fruit abilities have the power to turn everything into a frozen wasteland and start an ice age with indefinite length. Also, normal ice infused with her element turns into a deadly booby-trap that freezes anyone stupid enough stepping on it and not made of ice. And finally, each of the admirals is supposed to be able to match one of the Four Emperors in combat power.
      • She has such mastery over this power she can break Jewel Sheet Ice, and used that skill to requisition Don Chinjao’s entire treasure for the Marine Vaults.
  • The Philosopher: Has her moments, usually when asking assessing trick questions that have “I don’t know” as correct answer (one of her stock questions in officer assessment is “What is Justice?”, being a short form of the phrase, “If man is corrupt, then what is justice?”). She usually has a way of thinking that is well summarised by the old Socrates quote, “As for me, all I know is that I know nothing”, believing that it is important to think things through, including their moral implications.
    • Secret Test of Character: Her trick questions tend to be that, or at the least of a person’s willingness to think and trying to understand.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Not quite as long, but as it is butt-length it counts. Theodora is one of the few people who get a 40% discount at Suikô’s bathhouse for getting her hair washed and trimmed because of the sheer number of times she lets someone do it for her.
    • Got To Have Blue Hair: Theo’s hair is petrol blue, which is rare enough in the One Piece world for people to remember her by it.
    • Prim and Proper Bun: Her usual way of restraining her hair is any variety of this. Usually, it goes with the help of a hair tie at the base so that when she’s in a fight, she can take out her hair sticks of honour.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While she does follow orders, she also follows “lazy justice”, only going after those who she deems a legitimate threat. When a line’s been crossed, that’s when she’ll be willing to disobey orders, and of the three Admirals, she represents the Lawful Good together with Kuzan, in tandem with Kizaru’s Lawful Neutral. She also values the lives of civilians more than Borsalino does, who tends to overdo it all the time, and usually tries to put them above the mission. In terms of Lawful Goodness, she tends to act as Type 2; however, there are times she might act as a Type 3.
    • The High Queen: Technically, she’s the queen of Danara Marina, and absurdly popular with the Marines, who consider her the most awesome thing alive since the invention of curry (given that most Marines are curry-obsessed, that says something). Is frequently pointed out as the prime example of what a female Marine should be like.
      • Ruling Couple: With Kuzan, particularly once he becomes Fleet Admiral.
      • Superpower Genetics: Somewhat. The Kumori clan has the strongest Inner Compass amongst all Danarans, and the highest rate of having full Sovereign’s Haki, as well as the Oath to Order.
      • Reclining Reigner: Memetic even amongst Marines are the deck chairs she and Kuzan keep on their ships (clan habit), to the point that even ships of people who are only associated with them (like Garp) keep a pair on board.
  • Reincarnation: Is suspected to be the reincarnation Kumori C. Aletheia Theodora, one of the two founders of the Navy. Since Kuzan is suspected to be the reincarnation of Justinian (the other), this would then count as Reincarnation Romance.
    • Generation Xerox: No matter if she actually is Aletheia or not, her lot in life is disturbingly similar to that of the First Princess of the Lost Arts, even by Kumori standards, who try to live by the same codex as much as possible.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Head of the Kumori clan and Grandmaster of Eight Shadows. As such and as an admiral, she’s been feared and revered all over the seas.
  • Sleep Mask: Not exactly a sleeping mask, but she has a thing for putting a newspaper on her face to sleep during the day. The paper she puts on her face for that is in fact traditionally yesterday’s news, to make it a bit more clear that it is meant for this and not reading.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: Her logia powers usually render the battlefield a super-Arctic waste. She can even booby-trap the ice, causing anything to freeze that isn’t made of ice (like Kuzan or herself).
  • Spam Attack: Several of her Eight Shadows kata are this, especially when she combines them with Six Powers, her sword skills from Eight Shadows and/or her devil fruit powers. The most glaring example is her equivalent to Kuzan's Ice Star, Absolute: Kelvin Star, which spams the affected area with a rain of partisan spears made from frozen air.
  • Staring Down Cthulhu: It’s the reason she doesn’t have much of a concept of fear – she stared down Rayleigh Silvers as a teen and lived long enough for the injured Gold Roger to call him back.
  • Supporting Leader: As the mentor and CO of Andy and Sakazuki. Theo is also recognised as a hero by most civilians and marines alike.
  • Superpower Lottery: A clear winner: she ate a Cardinal class elemental Logia type Devil Fruit, one of which only four in the world exist, making it rarer than Mythical Zoan (which are around 10). Also, in addition to the standard benefits of a Logia fruit, her freezing power is nearly unique in that it lets her harmlessly cross the open ocean – negating the one weakness all devil fruit users share, making her, Kuzan and later on her daughter stand out even amongst their peers.
    • Super Drowning Skills: Averted. She can use her Devil Fruit powers to freeze the sea below her, giving her a massive advantage over other Devil Fruit users.
    • Not only can she do things like ride a bike from island to island or run across water, she can also prevent others from doing so by freezing the ocean. In a world of water where pretty much everyone travels by ship, entire armies are less effective than her, a fact commented on several times.
    • Nigh Invulnerable/Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors: Even compared to other admirals and vice admirals (Sakazuki), Theo’s elemental power being a Cardinal puts her above the average logia user, as it allows her to become the Zero Element, which gives total control of Thermodynamics and energy in general, rendering many powers useless, and has only two known weaknesses, one being Sea-Prism Stone/Still Water and the other being the power of the opposite element’s cardinal, the Star-Star Fruit which generates limitless amounts of energy, cancelling out the Zero Element. Another fruit that cancels her out is interestingly a Mythical Zoan, specifically, the Bird-Bird Fruit, Model: Firebird, which never runs out of life force. Finally, the user of the Glint-Glint Fruit, Borsalino, has also a real chance to fight her due to his power being limitless light energy. Otherwise, good luck trying to find a way to hurt her with something else but Haki – her power steals the energy you need to even get your attack to connect.
      • Even then, don’t try it if you haven’t really mastered it, otherwise you’d get stuck frozen to the ground. If unsure, use something covered in sea stone.
      • The Star-Star Fruit is currently in the possession of one of her subordinates, meaning she wouldn’t have to worry about it, and the user of the Firebird fruit is physically inferior to her.
    • Life Drinker: More or less literal. Theo can steal life energy with her power and add it to her own (minus a penalty which she describes as the Tribute to the God of Death). She can however use that stolen energy to heal other people instead or prolong their life spans. Also, she can steal other people’s stamina to fuel herself, making long battles against her downright suicide.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Suffers from that together with Sengoku, and has this feeling whenever a follower of Absolute Justice talks to her, which, given it being the running doctrine of the World Government, unfortunately happens at least trice a day.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Many of her “Absolute” attacks are this, although, given her opponents, it is arguably actually the exact amount of force needed to take them down with one blow.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Truly more on the Well-Intentioned side, carries out her orders as her morals interpret, even if it means torching an entire island for the greater good. Doing Her Duty ranks almost as high on her scale as True Justice.
    • Can be absolutely ruthless if someone is beyond the Moral Event Horizon, befitting her element. Then it also doesn’t matter which side of the law you are on.
    • See The Coats Are Off. The Extremist comes out when she’s about to do something drastic.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Theodora’s temper is usually rather carefree and lazy, and she is famed for her mercy and kindness, but angering her is angering a Natural Hazard.
    • Beware of the Nice Ones: Theodora is a good mother, a good leader, and considered truly benevolent, but if you warrant to be brought to justice, prepare for an icy grave.
    • Tranquil Fury: In accordance with her element, Theo doesn’t yell when truly angry. She’ll just decimate/ruin you as efficiently as possible. And while she’s at it, she’ll be so correct and polite you’ll feel like dirt.
      • Implacable Woman/The Juggernaut: Turns into that in tranquil fury. Which one depends on just how angry you got this determination machine.
      • The Slow Walk: For someone who’s the second-fastest marine of the current era, she pulls that one off pretty well. It helps that as logia, most attacks just fly through her as if they weren’t even there.
  • You Have No Idea Who You're Dealing With: Happens to the fake Straw Hats since she doesn’t wear uniform on that day. And the rest of the pirates on Sabaody. On a side note, Sanji made the mistake of hitting on her on the same day despite the fact she was still carrying her sword.
    Admiral Aokiji/Fleet Admiral Kuzan ("The Bluebird/The Blue Pheasant") 
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Do you know who we are, my daughter?

Kumori C. Kuzan [曇理・シ。・クザン/九山, cloud of justice & nine mountains] is one of the three admirals before the time skip, codename: Aokiji (青雉, Bluebird; literally, Blue Pheasant). While being the youngest of the trio, he is physically the strongest due to the physical nature of his devil fruit and him having only eaten it long after making Vice Admiral; he is also the one Sengoku trusts the most in terms of ethics and skills, and is considered highly popular with the troops. A testimony to this trust is the fact that during his tenure as an admiral, Kuzan is trusted with the command of the home garrison of Marineford.

Sengoku has essentially groomed him to be his successor, more so as he sensed the oncoming storm, and finally, Kuzan becomes Fleet Admiral himself as such.

Despite being a self-proclaimed lazybones that rarely gets surprised or angry, Kuzan has, like most Kumori, a near-ridiculously short temper with fools and idiots; and like most males of the clan in a relationship, he has tendencies of extreme jealousy and territorial behaviour.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade/Spear: His rapier Luna de Invierno (Spanish: Winter Moon) is noted to be one of the 12 top grade swords, and is a Blacksword to boot, making the sword one destructive monster. It becomes nightmarish once he combines it with his devil fruit. The same applies for his spear Kuzunoha.
    • Woe betides the enemies he decides to use a combination of both on.
  • Archenemy: Sakazuki originally, from an ideological standpoint. Kuzan could only stand his sight on express orders of Sengoku or with Borsalino mediating. Most Dai Senmei in Marineford had similarly low opinions of him, and Kuzan never had trouble dropping a few choice cutting words about the unpopular Magma user.
  • A Father to His Men: Kuzan rarely uses any of his ships due to his devil fruit, but whenever he does or is involved in a major battle, he goes out of his way to protect the crews of the same. In turn, he’s idolised by many cadets and younger officers: The garrison of Marineford cannot stand the mere thought of disappointing Kuzan, who is known to treat them superbly; same goes for his crews.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Played with; Kuzan likes to make jokes of the variety to refer to the fact he used to be a vagrant, as vagrants generally don’t say no to being propositioned.
  • Ancient Conspiracy: The entire setup of the Navy, the Kumori clan and its direct allies is this: With their knowledge of the Void Century and the Kumori’s control of the fealty/loyalty of the Navy, they are holding the World Government by its throat for the last 820+ years. With the rising arrogance of the World Government these days, Kuzan is understandably irritated with them.
  • Animal Motif: Pheasant/Phoenix.
  • An Ice Person: The Chilly-Chilly Fruit allows him to turn into living ice.
    • Harmless Freezing: Averted. The dangers of him freezing you solid are mentioned and shown several times. One character even lost an arm because of this.
    • Human Popsicle: A common application of his power.
    • Kill It with Ice: His standard method of attack.
    • Nigh Invulnerable: Like all Logia powers. Though his ice can be shattered, doing so is little more than a brief inconvenience to him.
    • Pungeon Master: Tends to make puns referring to freezing and chilling.
  • Atop a Mountain of Corpses: Some of his fights end with him sitting atop a frozen version of one of these.
  • Awesomeness Is a Force: As one of only three known users of the Colours of the Warring Sovereign, Kuzan’s sheer Haki is the nightmare of every criminal in the seas, matched only by Theo. It is so well-known in HQ that people tend to recognize his Haki as a separate entity from himself. Entire crowds are nothing before his sheer awesomeness, and with a focussed form of it, even strong opponents are bent into submission. A rather restrained version aimed at Snow Woman Monet was enough to nearly break her mind, while freezing the bystanding Caesar Clown with the side-output in the spot.
    • Death Glare: Kuzan’s glare makes even strong Haki users submit, and allegedly is dangerous enough to leave weak people in a fucking coma for a while from mental stress.
    • Mundane Utility: Frequently applies Sovereign’s Haki to stop the fighting around the weekly curry.
  • Badass Baritone: Kuzan isn’t exactly a Tenor, but he’ll never reach a level that qualifies for Bass.
  • Badass in Charge: Admiral. Even more so once making Fleet Admiral.
  • Badass Long Coat: Standard issue for a Marine Officer. Kuzan’s has blue cuffs and lining since he’s an ice user. After becoming fleet admiral, he gets a new one with a blue “justice” on the back.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears STOC uniform, or alternately, a white suit with a blue shirt.
  • Badass Crew: Plural. He has three of them, and while not as extreme as Theo’s in general power, he has some of the best officers on staff. His highest-ranking officers eventually follow him to the No. 1 seats in their specialty when he is promoted.
  • Battle Couple: With Theo. They also have, due to several similarities in abilities, a lot of synchronised/cooperative attacks, and are capable of syncing up their Haki, making it so powerful they can knock out anything but the highest lieutenants of their enemies.
    • Happily Married: This goes without saying, but Theo and Kuzan value their love higher than any hiccups they ever had. Understandable though, as the world they live in has it out for them due to their jobs.
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: Kuzan is normally perfectly sociable, and so lazy in attitude that he often cannot be bothered to stand or sit while talking to someone, even pirates, but once he gets his sights on you, you better call in a coffin-maker, as the Straw-Hats learnt the hard way.
  • Berserk Button: Oddly enough, it’s him having a case of the Green Eyed Monster, as it is a exceptionally bad idea to flirt in front of him with either his wife or his daughters. Beyond that, like every Kumori and true Marine, he hates indoctrinated fools and traitors. Finally, he hates Spandine for putting a bounty on Robin’s head to the point he flips at him even being mentioned.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Is implied to have had his moments in the past. Does so too on Secon Island, saving both the civilians and the Straw Hats from a pyroclastic flow.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy/Professional Slacker: Being an Admiral, he’s one of the World Government’s “Ultimate Military Powers”. They are the strongest the WG has to offer. However, Aokiji himself is a very carefree and lazy person. He even upholds what he dubs as “Lazy Justice”. This philosophy does not mean you can take him lightly, however. It becomes both hilarious and sad once he makes Fleet Admiral.
    • It is later on revealed that his lazy habits are a mix of his natural sense of knowing when to act and when to be patient and an effort of trying to balance out the stress of everything he has on his plate as a marine and the “warring king” of the Danarans.
    • Sleepy Head: A family trait that goes nicely with Kuzan’s lazy/relaxed attitude, same as his wife. It goes so far that any ship associated with him keeps a pair of deck chairs, including that of his old teacher, Garp. As such, he can fall asleep nearly on command.
      • Instant Waking Skills: Ironically enough, Kuzan will awaken rather easily firing on all cylinders if disturbed, and thoroughly annoyed if there was no reason to.
  • Bullying a Dragon: The Straw Hats manage to do that to him. His super-lazy attitude doesn’t help at all.
  • Call To Arms: Does that to the entire world during the time skip. He himself followed it at age nineteen when he realised that he couldn’t help as many people as he would like on his own. It's implied that his own Call to Adventure is in fact something that is In the Blood for all Wandering Nobility (sea vagrants), who are in turn sons and daughters of other vagrants; as a consequence, the call to arms is not that far off.
  • Colony Drop: Can send giant icebergs at a target at will.
  • Competence Zone: Made admiral at only 32, and is the youngest Fleet Admiral in over 400 years, the only ones equal to him being Kumori C. Aletheia (who was the bloody founder of the Navy, and thus doesn’t exactly count), and Kumori C. Acton, who are both his ancestors.
  • Cooldown Hug: Weaponised as his Ice Time attack.
  • Cultured Badass: Has a penchant for fine food, drink and ice sculpting. Also, his hobby is calligraphy.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Luffy. When the young pirate attacks him with his up to this point strongest attack, the logia user just shrugs it off by shattering into ice shards and then taking him down with Ice Time. He also does something similar to Jaguar D. Saul, who flees at his mere sight, taking the giant down with two attacks.
    • Strong as They Need to Be: Despite the fact he is easily capable of total overkill, Kuzan tries to avoid the same, mainly because of the potential damage to the environment.
  • The Dreaded: Kuzan manages to be that to both criminals and Marines alike, the latter in cases of corruption and trips of absolute justice. It gets worse once he becomes Fleet Admiral.
    • Epithet/Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Aokiji/Bluebird. Anything below the Four Emperors and the highest commanders of the revolution just gets the hell out of there when he shows up.
      • Funnily enough, his name can evoke more fear than his actual appearance, as his super-lazy attitude makes it at times difficult for people to actually believe he’s such a high-ranking marine, a trait he shares with most high-ranking Kumori, especially Theo, and Borsalino.
  • The Drifter: Used to be a Helpful Vagrant, a Nomad of the High Seas.
    • Homeless Hero/Knight Errant: Used to be that as a Vagrant – he travelled around and helped people. He reportedly joined the Navy because he couldn't help enough people despite not thinking much of the World Government.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Owns a super penguin called Camel since being a teenager.
  • Even Justice Has Standards: While mostly a good-natured person, Kuzan is nonetheless a marine – and one you wouldn't call soft. Yet he was outright disgusted when Akainu (then known as Vice-Admiral Sakazuki) blew up a ship of innocent evacuees on the off chance that one criminal managed to get on board. So much so that twenty years later, when the Fleet Admiral position opened up, he probably would have done whatever he could to ensure that Akainu did not become Fleet Admiral, despite originally having little interest in the position himself (Sengoku originally nominated Aokiji for the position; Akainu only became a candidate due to the support of several high-level government officials), but Theo stepped in before he, who had a severe elemental disadvantage in terms of devil fruit to Sakazuki, would be forced to fight.
  • Eye Color Failure: Tends to that in the few instances he’s shocked.
  • Fictional Counterpart: Of Tokugawa Ieyasu. The lazy justice mentality is just one of MANY similarities. Also, with Theodora, of Justinian and Theodora of Byzantium in their glory days (without the accusations about Theodora's past).
  • Four-Star Badass: Marine Admiral aka “Greatest Military Power”. Enough said.
  • Friend to All Children: Like all Kumori, Kuzan has a big soft spot for children, much to the surprise of many civilians who meet him the first time. (Granted, since most times people meet him it’s a situation in which shit has long since passed the fan and hit the ceiling, this is somewhat difficult to see.) It is also noted that whenever children are involved on the battlefield, he will hesitate to use lethal force on a large scale. However, if you are stupid enough to hurt children or use them, you better plan your funeral.
  • Genius Lightning Bruiser: As the student of Garp, Kuzan learnt how to make his very body into a deadly weapon, and sometimes joins his mentor throwing cannonballs, although he freely admits he isn’t even near his level in that department. He’s also physically faster than any of his peers, excluding Borsalino when using his DF powers and his own wife, and physically the strongest of their generation. As for the genius, he’s not just an admiral, but also the commander of the Marineford garrison. And he’s Sengoku’s student too.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: It is unclear if it is his devil fruit or his Haki that make them glow when he is angry.
  • Good Father: Prides himself on this fact. To the point he considers using his Sovereign’s Haki to control the children on Punk Hazard a cheap trick.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Theo and Kuzan have the habit of playing relatively harmless sex games (compared to Borsalino’s like of bondage and submission) and reserving entire days for these, such as leaving a trail of clothing for the other to find the owner of said clothes. It goes so far that their children have the habit of staying on base when this happens; Evermist however comments that she’d rather have them raunchy like that than estranged from each other.
    • Right Through the Wall: Lampshaded by Evermist of all people, who asks him to be “not so loud”, indicating that this is a bad habit of theirs.
  • Hero Antagonist: There’s nothing really villainous or evil about him; he just happens to oppose the protagonists of the original One Piece by default.
  • Honour Before Reason: His honour was the only reason he didn’t capture the Straw Hats when he first met them, as he agreed to fight Luffy one-on-one and not harm Luffy’s crew.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Kuzan’s senses are on par with that of the other admirals, and superior to his in-laws safe for Flynn, who is infamously paranoid. Also, his Kenbunshoku Haki has a ridiculous range due to his DF powers being able to sense energy sources, especially heat.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: Uses the pattern whenever people get annoyed with Theo pulling a disappearing act, usually as “I am her husband, not her mailbox”. To be fair, Theo does the very same when he goofs off. Variants include “I married her, but that doesn’t mean I own her”.
  • I Am Not Right-Handed: Kuzan does write with his right, and usually holds his rapier with it, but is actually ambidextrous, making it anyone's guess how he'll fight in that moment.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Tends towards that in moments of exasperation with his fellow Marines and the Straw Hat Pirates. Has also a moment of it on Punk Hazard, much to the exasperation of his Surgeon General, who is an alcoholic on the wagon.
  • Ki Attacks/Manipulation: Is one of the most powerful Haki users in the Navy, matched only by a handful of people in the world, together with Whitebeard, Theodora, Shanks and Garp. He also has the Kumori-unique form of Conqueror’s Haki, Colours of the Sovereign, allowing him to use Oath to Order speech.
    • Training The Gift Of Sovereign’s Haki: Had to train Haki only months after joining Garp’s crew since he tended to have Power Incontinence, knocking out people whenever his temper got the better of him.
  • Large and in Charge: He’s tall, broad-shouldered and an admiral. Even more fitting after becoming the Fleet Admiral.
  • Lennon Specs: He used to wear them back when he was a Vice-Admiral. After the time skip, it is revealed that he dons these and his vagrant persona whenever he wants to get somewhere incognito.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Aokiji’s Chilly-Chilly fruit turns him into ice; it shatters when hit, but he can simply pull himself together like the T-1000.
    • This is his standard method of attack. It has repeatedly been stated/shown he doesn’t need his devil fruit to cause major damage, it just makes things ridiculously easy.
  • Long-Lost Relative: To Robin. And to the Kumori clan as a whole, being wandering nobility by birth.
    • Disappeared Dad: To be fair, Kuzan only realised he had probably fathered a child in his weeklong stay with Nico Olivia two years later, after beginning his courtship of Theo, who subsequently asked him if he’s had any chance to do this in his life on the road.
    • Luke, I Am Your Father: Done by Robin’s uncle to Robin, who survived Ohara’s destruction, and has afterwards become a follower of the Kumori.
  • Master of All: Pretty literal. Kuzan’s raw strength is far above that of Sakazuki due to having to hurl icebergs and being master in two hand-to-hand styles (Meteor Fist, Six Powers) as well as Grandmaster of Eight Shadows, which also qualifies him as a master swordsman amongst other things; he is also faster than the magma man. Finally, he has mastered complete control of his devil fruit.
    • Weapon of Choice/Ancestral Weapon: More like Ancestral Weapons of Choice – Kuzan wields a world-famous rapier called Luna de Invierno (Winter moon), an equally famous partisan called Kuzunoha, and one of the family’s particular brand of super-long sea-stone-tipped Jutte, a Meitei. All of them are heirlooms, most of them dating back to the Void Century, proof of their superior make.
  • Meaningful Name: His codename is derived from the Momotarô legends. Also, his given name means “Nine Mountains” (九山) in kanji, a phrase that, in conjunction with the phrase “Five Seas” (五海, gokai), means “all the world” in One Piece, thus meaning “all the land”.
  • Mentor-Apprentice Chain: Garp/Sengoku/Tsuru→ Kuzan→ Robin. Kuzan was Garp’s second navigator and sidekick at sea and learnt how to punch and kick the living daylights out of everyone, but he learnt strategising from Sengoku as well as a bit of Tsuru’s quick tactics, and only rarely refers to Sengoku or Garp by their ranks, preferring sensei. In turn, he is the one to teach his firstborn what it means to be Marine personally.
  • Modest Royalty: Consistently wears standard issue uniform despite having married the richest person in all of Marineford, but may be considered comparative, as he is a flag officer, more so when he gets promoted. Alternately, sticks to one and the same white suit.
  • Mr Fan Service: Has his share of shirtless scenes, and the body to match. Against him, the monster trio of the Straw Hat pirates tends to look like immature boys.
    • It is implied that he has quite the fan club, and so do his sons.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Is fairly well-muscled under that suit of his, and known to be physically stronger than the other admirals when he was one.
  • The Navigator: Is a master navigator, Lv. XII (of XII). Given that he traverses the sea on a bicycle instead on one of his ships, it is a required skill.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Homeless Hero – Swordsman – King without crown – Living Icecube – Admiral.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is based off of late Japanese actor Yusaku Matsuda, particularly the man’s role of P.I. Shuichi Tsujiyama in Detective Story.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: For all his playfulness and lazy ways, he is scarily serious once he decides to take action.
  • No-Sell: Does that often with other people’s haki.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Aokiji realizes that he can’t freeze Whitebeard’s shockwave-based Tremor-Tremor powers.
  • Older Than They Look: Was already as high as a Vice Admiral 20 years ago, implying that he is at least in his mid-to-late forties, despite looking like he's around thirty. He also doesn't appear to age much between the attack on Ohara and the present story.
    • He's fifty! after the Time Skip. That makes him only three years older than Crocodile, who looks way older than he does.
      • Justified as he has both that kind of genetics as a Kumori and a surplus of life energy through an overzealous healing by Theodora, halting his aging for the next three decades or so since his 35th birthday.
  • One-Man Army: This is a guy who can freeze over a hundred miles of ocean without strain. Or nonchalantly stop a 300ft-tall Tsunami in a few seconds.
    • Authority Equals Asskicking: Goes with being an Admiral. Later, the chain starts with him. Proof for his immense power is the fact that Zephyr, a former admiral and his teacher, warily keeps his distance when meeting him in parley.
    • Asskicking Equals Authority: It is his sheer power, talent and ethics that make him the only proper candidate for Fleet Admiral and thus Sengoku’s successor.
    • Charles Atlas Superpower: Kuzan is a Grandmaster in three different martial styles, and was trained by the very incarnation of a Charles Atlas Superpower in the Navy – Garp – which accounts for him being able to lay physical beat-downs on most characters in the series, including punch/kick-parrying Sakazuki and the magma man being the one who was the worse for the wear. Kuzan is in fact physically the strongest out of the pre-timeskip admirals, his raw strength allowing him to overpower most opponents – even giants like Saul – without even using his devil fruit (he attributes it to having to hurl icebergs, but as he made vice admiral without his devil fruit, this is clearly a joke). Also, he has repeatedly been called one of the best Haki users in the entire force both in terms of raw power and skill.
      • Kuzan didn’t eat his Devil Fruit until he was nearly 25, a week after his wedding, while he was already Vice-Admiral, meaning he got to that rank all on Charles Atlas Superpower alone.
    • Hero Killer: While somewhat more reasonable than the other admirals, he is still one of the Navy’s feared “Ultimate Military Powers”.
    • Implausible Fencing Powers: Can slash through entire fleets and behead a logia user in one strike.
    • Person of Mass Destruction: He can start an ice age all by himself if he wanted to.
      • To put it in perspective, a single combo attack with both Borsalino and Theodora sunk the entire fleet of the Neo Navy.
  • Papa Wolf: Extremely. Kuzan spent his teenage years without much stability, and thus is fairly intolerant to those who make trouble for his kin.
    • Green-Eyed Monster: Gets severe cases of that if anyone hits on his daughters or heaven forbid his wife. Since he’s a former vagrant, it’s somewhat justified, as he knows men at their worst.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he does follow orders, he also follows "lazy justice", only going after those who he deems a legitimate threat. When a line's been crossed, that's when he'll willing to disobey orders, and of the three Admirals, he represents the Lawful Good in tandem with Kizaru’s Lawful Neutral and Akainu’s Lawful Evil. It also seems that of the three, he values the lives of civilians more than they do. In terms of Lawful Goodness, he's usually a Type 2; however, there are times he might act as a Type 3 (Ohara).
    • The Good King: As Theo’s consort, he’s technically the warring king/prince consort of Danara Marina. He is also very popular with the troops, as seen with his subordinates tending to cry at the thought of disappointing or failing him.
      • Ruling Couple: With Theodora, particularly once he becomes Fleet Admiral.
      • Superpower Genetics: Somewhat. The Kumori clan has the strongest Inner Compass amongst all Danarans, and are the only ones capable of having full Sovereign’s Haki, as well as the Oath to Order.
      • Reclining Reigner: Memetic even amongst Marines are the deck chairs he and Theo keep on their ships (clan habit), to the point that even ships of people who are only associated with them (like Garp) keep a pair on board.
  • Reincarnation: Is suspected to be the reincarnation of Justinian, the husband of Kumori C. Aletheia Theodora, and thus one of the two founders of the Navy. Since Theo is suspected to be her reincarnation, this would then count as Reincarnation Romance.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Lord Consort of the Kumori clan and Grandmaster of Eight Shadows. As such and as an admiral, he’s been feared and revered all over the seas.
    • Generation Xerox: No matter if he actually is Justinian or not, his lot in life is disturbingly similar to that of the consort of the First Princess of the Lost Arts, even by Kumori standards.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: “Ice Block: Partisan” and “Ice Block: Pheasant Peck”.
  • Sleep Mask: Is generally seen wearing one.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: His logia powers usually render the battlefield an Arctic waste. He even turned the entire Marineford Bay into a giant ice rink on accident.
  • Spam Attack: Several of his Eight Shadows kata are this, especially when he combines them with Six Powers, his sword skills from Eight Shadows and/or his devil fruit powers. Ice Star also counts, as it covers an entire battlefield with ice dust and a hail of ice partisans.
  • Staring Down Cthulhu: It’s the reason he doesn’t have much of a concept of fear – He stared down Rayleigh Silvers and lived long enough for the injured Gold Roger to call him back.
  • Superpower Lottery: Even among his colleagues in the Admirals, he stands out as a clear winner. In addition to the standard benefits of a Logia fruit, his freezing power is unique in that it lets him harmlessly cross the open ocean: negating the one weakness all devil fruit users share. His royal Haki also counts, as it only shows up in a handful of Kumori.
    • Super Drowning Skills: Averted. He can use his Devil Fruit powers to freeze the sea below him, giving him a massive advantage over other Devil Fruit users.
      • Not only can he do things like ride his bike from island to island, he can also prevent others from doing so by freezing the ocean. In a world of water where pretty much everyone travels by ship, entire armies are less effective than him.
      • There’s only a handful of fruits that have any kind of advantage over his (and all of those do have Super Drowning Skills) – the Magma-Magma, the Tremor-Tremor, and the Dark-Dark – and maybe the Glint-Glint. Unfortunately for Kuzan, all of those fruits belong (or belonged) to some of the only people he would actually need to fight seriously against. The other, higher forms of ice are all in the family.
  • Supporting Leader: As the Fleet Admiral. Kuzan is also recognised as a hero by most civilians and marines alike.
  • Surroundedby Idiots: Suffers from that together with the other Danarans, and has this feeling whenever a follower of Absolute Justice talks to him, which, given it being the running doctrine of the World Government, unfortunately happens at least trice a day. It also accounts for his frequent arguments with Sakazuki in their admiral days, and his avoidance of the Red Snail on his desk.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's quite the looker for someone who's going on fifty.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Happens at times when he uses Ice Age.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Carries out his orders as his morals interpret, even if it involves destroying an island of people.
    • To be exact, he was only ordered to kill the scholars of said island, but this trope still counts, as he’s genuinely well-intentioned.
    • Can be absolutely ruthless if someone is beyond the Moral Event Horizon, befitting his element. Then it also doesn’t matter which side of the law you are on.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Kuzan’s temper is usually rather carefree and lazy, and he is famed for his mercy and kindness, but angering him is angering a Natural Hazard.
    • Beware of the Nice Ones: Kuzan is a good father, a good leader, and considered truly benevolent by many, but if you warrant to be brought to justice, prepare for an icy grave.
    • Tranquil Fury: In accordance with his element, Kuzan doesn’t yell when truly angry. He’ll just decimate/ruin you as efficiently as possible. And while he’s at it, he’ll be so correct and polite you’ll feel like dirt.
      • Implacable Man/The Juggernaut: Turns into that in tranquil fury. Which one depends on just how angry you got this determination machine.
      • The Slow Walk: For someone who’s among the ten fastest marines of the current era, he pulls that one off pretty well. It helps that as logia, most attacks just fly through him as if they weren’t even there.
    Commodore Icchi C. Coby ("The Soaring Fist") 
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"If I succeed, that's fine. If I die, that's fine also."
"Do you really think you can kill me, you fool?"
Voiced by: Mika Doi (JP), Kayzie Rogers (EN, 4Kids), Leah Clark (EN, Funi — younger), Micah Solusod (EN, Funi — older), Adriana Casas (Latin American Spanish)

Coby is first introduced as a cowardly Chore Boy on board Alvida's ship. Through fear of being smashed by her Iron Mace, whenever she asked him who was the loveliest on the sea, he would reply, 'You are, Miss Alvida'. Eventually with the help of Luffy he found the courage to pursue his dream of leaving her and becoming a Marine.


  • Big Damn Heroes: His standing up to Akainu ends up buying Luffy and Law the precious time they needed to get to safety, as well as allowing for Shanks to step in to resolve the conflict. To put it simply, his actions are directly responsible for ending the Summit War in its entirety.
  • Bishōnen: Grew up from a half-pint to this under Garp's training.
  • Butt-Monkey: Until he became a Marine.
  • Can't Catch Up: While he has improved himself by a tremendous amount in a very short amount of time, Luffy already had an entire lifetime of fighting experience under his belt when he and Coby first met, and has only grown stronger since then, leading to their clash at Marineford to result in a Curb-Stomp Battle on Coby's end.
    • Reversed after the Time Skip, where Coby beats the crap out of the corrupt Commodore Bilíc, leaving Luffy with the feeling of being left behind.
  • Character Development: Under Garp's instruction, Coby's timidity has been replaced with confidence, although he remains polite, self-effacing, and apologetic if he feels he has done something overly ambitious (such as publicly stating his goal to become a Marine admiral).
  • Competence Zone: This guy reached the rank of Marine Commodore before he reached twenty-five; however, it should be noted that while some of the other Marines managed to go even further at his age, his record is all the more impressive since he's been a Marine for less than four years!
  • Cowardly Lion: Even back when he was an untrained and timid boy, Coby still managed to muster up the guts to stand up to Alvida after some prodding from Luffy. While his cowardice is almost completely gone after he finishes his Training from Hell, he's still shown to be scared out of his wits while giving Akainu his What the Hell, Hero? speech, though not without good reason.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one against Luffy during the Marineford arc, where he is instantly defeated by a single Gum Gum Bullet before getting a chance to land an attack.
    • Bilíc gets a very graphic introduction to Coby's epiphet.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was enslaved by a pirate group.
  • Determined Defeatist: He's quick to doubt his own abilities, and will sheepishly apologize for being ridiculous after declaring his dream of becoming an Admiral, but is nonetheless more than willing to do whatever it takes to get stronger, including suffering through months of nonstop Training from Hell. This is displayed perfectly after he is completely destroyed by Luffy at Marineford, where he immediately declares himself to be too weak, only to vow to become even stronger just as quickly.
    "It's no good... I need to become much, much stronger."
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Calls Akainu out for the senseless massacre he was causing during the Summit war. His actions are considered to be so incredibly ballsy that it momentarily stops the war due to every single person who witnesses it, engaging in a mass Oh, Crap!.
  • The Empath: Bordering on Telepathy. He is able to sense people dying around him during the Marineford War, thanks to Haki.
    • Manages to actually upgrade it to Telepathy after the Time Skip. It's considered so intense that Helmeppo is actually a bit vary of his friend using his full Haki.
  • Foil: Has steadily become Luffy's marine counterpart. While both are talented young men who aim to become the best of the best in their respective fields, Coby is much more reserved and self-deprecating than Luffy is. This is most apparent when Coby declares that he will become an Admiral, where, in contrast Luffy's constant enthusiasm when declaring himself to be the next Pirate King, he shows embarrassment and immediately apologizes for his behavior afterwards.
  • Flash Step: By the time he meets Luffy in Water 7, he's been taught Soru. It's the only Rokushiki form he's been taught, however. In "Coby's Chapter", he was shown using Rankyaku and Shigan, and has been confirmed to have inherited Garp's Meteor Fist style, including his teacher's tendency to throw cannonballs/grenades like baseball pitches.
  • Friendly Enemy: With Luffy. They're good friends, but they just happen to be on the opposing sides of the law.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has recieved a scar on his forehead during his Training from Hell. After the timeskip, it seems to have gotten bigger.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Luffy's very first traveling companion, who acted as his Cowardly Sidekick up until Morgan's defeat, after which he left to join the Marines.
  • Hero Antagonist: He's a completely heroic and kindhearted young man, as well as one of the few Marines who isn't morally gray or outright corrupt in any way, but he will inevitably always be on the side that opposes Luffy due to him being a pirate.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Helmeppo. After it turns out that Coby is the son of a wandering Dai Senmei, Helmeppo chooses to become basically his right-hand man.
  • I Got Bigger: It seemed like intense training with Garp combined with some growth spurt really made him taller, from a little boy whose height is around Luffy's chest to being almost as tall as him. In only a couple of months in universe.
    • Three years later, he's well on his way to admiral size.
  • I Regret Nothing: When Akainu tries to kill him, he believes he has no regrets for giving his speech to the Marines.
  • Nice Guy: Genuinely believes in true justice. During Marineford, he sheds Tender Tears for fallen marines and pirates alike, and expresses complete horror at the needless destruction Akainu was causing.
  • Only Sane Man: Is the first one to call out everyone at the Battle of Marineford for their behavior. In front of a raging Knight Templar psychopath who has shown absolutely no reluctance to use extreme force. Talk about badass.
  • Power Incontinence: During the Whitebeard War, he spontaneously develops Haki powers, specifically Observation Haki. The only problem? He can't stop hearing "voices". It severly freaked him out when he continually felt people dying during the War and others thoughts immediately after.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The more restrained and cautious blue oni to Luffy's reckless red oni. Completely reversed in his dynamic with Helmeppo, where he's the reckless red oni.
  • Shrinking Violet: A male version. He has become much more confident since training with Garp, though he's still prone to bouts of self-consciousness. Becoming recognised as a Dai Senmei finally ends these tendencies, even having him speak freely of his time as a slave to the Alvida pirates.
  • Tender Tears: Sobs uncontrollably when standing up to Akainu during the Summit war. Completely justified in that he's both shedding tears for the fallen soldiers and their families and completely scared out of his wits.
  • To Be a Master: Wants to become an Admiral.
    • Both Andrea and Helmeppo think that he most likely will make it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After some Training from Hell, this former wimp can Flash Step and kick really hard.
    • And he takes another one when he stands up to Akainu. Let's think about this for a second: Coby stood up to the guy who melted half of Whitebeard's face and mortally wounded Jinbe and Luffy for the sake of all the Marines that were getting murdered because he and the other high-ranking officers couldn't stop their petty massacre of pirates that didn't even want to fight anymore. Coby my boy, you have balls.
    • And now, he's a freaking Commodore. He took even more levels in badass than Tashigi did (She went from Master Chief Petty Officer to being a Captain, while Coby went from not being a Marine at all to being a Commodore)!
    • As revealed by Oda he is now a Rokushiki master with advanced haki.
  • Training from Hell: He and Helmeppo went through some. Under Vice-Admiral Garp, no less.
    • They are now his assistants, subjecting other cadets to the same training whenever they're on Marineford.
  • Vague Age: Nobody knows exactly just how old Coby is. When we first see him, he looks much younger than the 17 year old Luffy, appearing no older than about 12. Yet, despite the fact that the first half of One Piece takes place over a course of no more than 6 months or so (or, at least, definitely less than a year), he appears to age by several years the next time the crew sees him in Water 7; he looks about the same age as Luffy! Oda says that he "went through a growth-spurt and tightened his muscles with Garp's training"; regardless, it's still doesn't make much sense that he appears to age from 10-17 THAT quickly. And after the two-year Time Skip, it's even weirder; now he looks older than the 19 year old Luffy, appearing to be about 21-24.
    • Overall, this could could be justified by the laws of the One Piece world, however. Humans don't follow the same growth patterns nor DNA patterns as real humans do; several adult characters in One Piece were shown as normal sized 10 year olds only to grow to be 8+ feet s adults, such as Crocodile and Doflamingo; Gekko Moriah was even shown completely average sized as a child only to grow to 22 foot 7 as an adult! Like Oda said, Coby just may have had some insane, yet normal growth spurt.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives an absolutely epic one to the bloodthirsty Marines who are letting the casualties pile up during the war with the Whitebeard pirates, stopping the entire war for the duration. Nearly gets him vaporized by Akainu after the act.
  • Worthy Opponent: Now that he's managed to become a Marine, his new goal is to become this to Luffy. In his own feeling, he still has quite a ways to go, but Luffy is actually unsure if they aren't already.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Besides having pink hair and having his old glasses inconspicuously perched on his forehead, he looks completely different after training with Garp.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Coby has pink hair.
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