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Straw Hat Pirates

  • Acceptable Breaks from Canon: Nojiko trained under Genzo in a variety of weapons to one day overthrow Arlong. She just never got a chance to use them in Conomi Islands because the Straw Hats took the battle for themselves.
  • Disabled Love Interest: After Chapter 21, Evan becomes this for her as a result of the ship teasing between them.
  • Gatling Good: Nojiko is able to wield a miniature machine gun with decent marksmanship.
  • Hammer Space: The fact that Nojiko skirts around saying just how she is able to carry a very large scythe under the back of her shirt suggests the answer could be this.
  • Hunk: Evan describes Male Nojiko in the April Fools' Day omake as looking like a mix of Isaiah Mustafa and Prince Williams.
  • It's All My Fault: Nojiko thinks this about Evan being captured, and it takes Nami slapping her to get her out of her funk.
  • Sai Guy: Nojiko can wield a pair of twin sai in tandem while dashing about her enemies for an extremely speedy attack.
  • Ship Tease: Has shades of this with Evan.
  • Trench Coat Warfare: Nojiko hides all her weapons she'll be using in her pockets or underneath her shirt before she goes into battle.
  • Walking Armory: Nojiko has an entire crate full of so many weapons Evan can't name them all, many of which she straps to herself during battles.


    King Kong 

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: King invades the Barbar Pirate's Sand Sled alone to take back Evan, succeeding in taking them all out as well as rescuing Evan. He even picks up some new moves along the way. Heck, he even quotes this trope while performing it!
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: King's fight with the Barbar Pirates in Chapter 22.
  • Ditto Fighter: With the powers of the Mime-Mime Fruit, King is easily able to copy anything he sees, so long as it's within the limits of his body. Because of that rule, this does not include Devil Fruit powers.
  • Dung Fu: Up until they pass through the first stretch of the Grand Line's crazy weather, King utilizes this for jokes. The aforementioned stretch of ocean got him to stop doing it for good, though.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: King Kong's a vervet monkey who used to be a part of a monkey pirate crew, until they were all caught by the Marines. He was later rescued from his cage in a pet store by Evan.
  • Flash Step: From Chapter 22 on, King has access to Soru, the World Government's version of this technique.
  • Kemonomimi: King gets turned into a female one of these in the April Fools' Day omake as a result of the All-Seeing Author's madness.
  • Razor Wind: From Chapter 22 on, King has access to Rankyaku.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: King enters one while aboard the Barbar Pirates' Sand Sled in order to free Evan from being Stussy's prisoner.

    Evan Johnson 

  • Blindness: Permanently inflicted on him by Stussy after Chapter 21.
  • Bound and Gagged: Half of this is true, at least, come Chapter 19, where Mr. 3 has Evan chained to the mast of the Grande Galdino.
  • Defiant Captive: When captured by Mr. 3, Evan absolutely refuses to tell him a single piece of information about the future.
  • Disability Superpower: Evan describes all of his remaining senses as being on overdrive after getting blinded.
  • Distressed Dude: When Mr. 3 captures him, intending to give him gift-wrapped at Crocodile to make use of his foreknowledge.
  • Handicapped Badass: After Chapter 21, Evan loses his sight, but in return he gains the ability to sense all water in the vicinity, including water particles in the air. On top of that, he's otherwise just as strong as he was before.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Rocks a very nice bomber jacket.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Evan to Mr. 3, every chance he gets. Likely pulling all sorts of references out his ass.
  • Living MacGuffin: When his knowledge about future events is disclosed, Mr. 3 abducts him to ensure Baroque Works's triumph. Then Stussy learns about it and immediately informs Sengoku about it...
  • Making a Splash: His Paramecia Devil Fruit, the Tempest-Tempest Fruit, lets him control water, Percy Jackson-style.
  • Not So Different: To Miss Goldenweek, as said Baroque Works agent realizes upon hearing his motivations.
  • Story-Breaker Power: One Piece is an ocean world and the Tempest-Tempest Fruit gives him control over water. Evan has the potential to become a very, very useful asset indeed.
  • Villain Respect:
    • For Miss Goldenweek after she lets him out of her Colors Trap herself, and promises to keep silent about his future knowledge.
    • For Baroque Works's thoughtful set-up (begrudgingly) in Chapter 20.
      Evan: "...You may be a war machine, but at least you're a well-organized one."


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