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The New World MasonsA secret alliance founded by Cross and formed by people around the world to tear the World Government down and rebuild it anew into one where the innocent are kept safe, and the adventurous can indulge their desires to explore without repercussion. It has two halves, the Zodiac of the Divine, and the Zodiac of the Damned.
Zodiac of the Divine (Formerly MI3 -> MI4 -> MI5 -> MI6)
Tropes applying to the organization as a whole.
- The Atoner: Part of their motivation for forming this organization is atonement for serving such a corrupt institution willingly. More specifically, Smoker and Tashigi formed the original MI3 out of guilt for being the indirect cause to Vivi's involuntary exile from Alabasta, which is the event that made them realize how corrupt the World Government was. T-Bone joined the group after he realized that continuing to follow Absolute Justice was spitting on the graves of his lost comrades who were killed by Akainu.
- Code Name: At Scorpio's suggestion, they employ these as an added measure of security, taking them from the Western Zodiac. As of the end of the Water 7 arc, they still have five code-names available: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, and Taurus.
- Defector from Decadence: Obviously.
- Military Coup: Their ultimate goal.
- Persona Non Grata: Not a person, but a codename; Cross excluded Virgo from the Zodiac given that the Vergo they know is a spy for Doflamingo.
Commodore "White Hunter" Smoker, a.k.a. Cancer
A powerful and dedicated Marine who follows his sense of justice, regardless of his superiors. Formerly stationed in Loguetown, where he prided himself on never letting any pirates escape, he pursued the Straw Hats when they broke that record, but grew to respect them upon meeting them again. Co-founder of the Zodiac of the Divine.
- A Father to His Men: Cold and ferocious though he appears to his subordinates, it's nothing compared to what happens if someone harms said subordinates.
- After Mr. Three killed several dozen of the Marines under him, possibly civilians as well, and came close to killing Tashigi, he gave specific orders to take him in alive so that they could send him to A Fate Worse Than Death in Impel Down.
- Cigar Chomper: Two at a time, to boot.
- Friendly Enemy: Not to as much of an extent as Tashigi, but after Alabasta, Smoker has more respect for the Straw Hats than he has for his superiors, and even (in his way) cheers them on during the Enies Lobby Incident.
- Ironic Nickname: While Cancer is part of the Western Zodiac, Hina wasn't thinking of that when she suggested the name, focusing instead more on the typical repercussions of smoking.
- Lawman Baton: His Weapon of Choice is a jutte with Sea Prism Stone in its tip.
- Slasher Smile: In canon, he has yet to show an expression kinder than neutrality, but this story contains several instances of him grinning sadistically.
Smoker: Give 'em hell, Straw Hats
- One that "wouldn't look out of place on a sea king" when Hina ends up joining him against the World Government.
- One in the Omatsuri Island chapter after Papa kills the Lily Carnation.
- One when listening to "sounds of all-out warfare" on the SBS during the Straw Hats' attack on Enies Lobby. Complete with a toast to the Straw Hat and this.
- One when Aquarius joins the Zodiac due to the events of Enies Lobby, and he informs her that she's just signed up for insanity of the Straw Hat variety.
- Super Smoke: Courtesy of the Plume-Plume Fruit, fighting him is literally fighting against smoke.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He heard Cross saying they were doing a favor for Alabasta's heir apparent, and passed it up to his superiors, and when the World Nobles got ahold of that info, they wasted no time labeling Vivi as a pirate. His and Tashigi's decision to start what would eventually become the New World Masons was no doubt partially motivated by this.
Lieutenant Junior Grade "Inquisitor" Tashigi, a.k.a. Pisces
Smoker's protégé, a ditzy but skilled swordswoman who, like Smoker, follows her sense of justice. Formerly of the black and white mindset that all Marines were righteous and all pirates were evil without exception, she became disillusioned after talking with Cross. Co-founder of the Zodiac of the Divine.
- Adaptational Badass: While she was plenty tough in canon, her experiences here, as well as her learning about Zoro's drive and how hard he trains himself, have driven her to take her training further. In Alabasta, she was able to cut Mr 3's wax (as hard as steel) with her only help being Cross's cryptic advice (a full day before Zoro managed the same thing), and in the Road to Sabaody arc, while Zoro was still able to beat her when she challenged him, he states that she put up a very good fight.
- Break the Cutie: Happens during Enies Lobby when listening to the Broadcast of Enies Lobby. Finding that the World Government has eroded her sense of disgust and only anger remains, she leaves to kill the biggest Sea King she can find.
- Berserk Button: As in canon, Tashigi despises the idea of swords being "used for evil" (even if, as Funkfreed the elephant-sword points out, swords themselves only desire to be used and don't care what for). Likewise, insulting her womanhood will tick her off. The story also adds a third one that didn't show up in canon (but which makes logical sense): destroying swords infuriates her. She is so enraged to hear how cavalierly Captain Shu uses his Rust-Rust Fruit to destroy swords being wielded against him that she not only has to be sedated, but after she recovers, goes out of her way to beat him up.
- The Ditz: Skilled swordswoman and competent Marine though she is, she's rather clumsy and has a tendency to make mistakes even when trying her best.
- A recurring example is when she starts traveling with the silent Popora, who can communicate with her well enough through gestures. Now, if only she'd remember to put on her glasses so she could see them correctly...
- Fire-Forged Friends: Before Alabasta, she thought of all pirates as evil without exception. After an Enemy Mine with Cross to take down Mr. 3, which she only lives through thanks to a bit of advice he gave, the two of them become about as close to friends as possible.
- Got Volunteered: Cross practically shanghaies her into the Straw Hats for their trip to Skelter Bite.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: Through listening to the story of Ohara, her Plucky Girl temperament is finally worn away to give her a pair of these. Smoker takes it a bit hard.
- Merry thanking her post-rescue does perk her up a great deal though.
- Non Sequitur, *Thud*: Upon learning how many high-grade swords Captain Shu destroyed with the Rust-Rust Fruit, she was ready to go into an unholy rage but collapsed into a chair when Chopper struck her with a sedative.Tashigi: I am going to-! *THWAK!* -hug a cuddly bunny...
- Rank Up: Is promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant Junior Grade after investigating the corrupt practices of Inspector Commander Sheppard.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Her relationship with Cross is a mix of this and Vitriolic Best Buds, even after allying. He enjoys riling her up to no end.
- Chapter 53 reveals that this is mostly Cross' fault; Merry even considers her possibly shanking Cross to be "semi-justified."
- Sue Donym: After being shanghaied by Cross and turned into the Straw Hats' cabin-girl, she gets the name T.A. Shigi.
- The Paragon: Cross sets Tashigi up as this after the main swing of the Sabaody Revolution is in full sway. Broadcasting her rants that she stakes her pride on the Navy as a symbol of justice and the values it stands for, along with ensuring that every slaver they come across will be jailed immediately, Cross has essentially turned her into the hero of the Navy in the eyes of the public, to ensure that the common folk don't end up completely distrusting the Navy. As such, if any real harm comes to her, it would only cement the corruption that exists in the Government.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: More or less what they become, even back to where she fought alongside Cross. Both take varying levels of pleasure riling each other up, but Cross shows definite care of her well-being and Tashigi, however reluctantly, does call him a friend.
- We Want Our Jerk Back: She wishes that Cross was more like Smoker since she and Smoker both did not like his smart-assery. However, upon seeing the cold and dead-serious stare Cross had on the Vis-Snail during the final assault on Shiki's Palace, she says that she really wants Cross to make jokes again. She's downright frightened of him.
- When She Smiles: The thing that made her stand out most to Smoker, and his very first order to her was to never become like him. And after hearing the story of Ohara, she's unable to follow that order anymore.
- However, after Merry thanks her for saving her, it helps restores some happiness into her, something Smoker is grateful for.
Captain "Black Cage" Hina, a.k.a. Capricorn
Captain of the Black Cage Corps, a fleet renowned for its impenetrability, and an old friend of Smoker. Formerly dedicated to the Navy, Smoker and Tashigi convinced her of its corruption through the aftermath of the Alabasta arc, and she became one of the co-founders of the Zodiac of the Divine.
- Batman Gambit: With the forewarning that the Straw Hats were most likely going to invade Enies Lobby, she and Smoker beached their ships for a "routine" cleaning of the hulls. As such, when Sengoku calls them to arms, they're unavailable, and he's forced to concede that the better course of action for them is to finish cleaning the hulls rather than rush to set sail when they would only arrive after the action anyway.
- Extra-ore-dinary: She ate the Cage-Cage Fruit, giving her the ability to produce iron bindings from her body.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: she and the rest of the MI3 and T-Bone went diving for the sake when they first heard Soundbite and Su do the SBS.Hina: "I knew keeping a bottle at my desk was a good idea."
- Metaphorically True: When she gave the response mentioned above to Sengoku. She confides to Smoker after the call ends that it took a lot of effort not to say "How could we have known that the Straw Hats were going to try assaulting Enies Lobby?"
- Not So Above It All: In Chapter 34, she's desperately trying to ignore her crew dancing and singing along to some music playing over the SBS broadcast before she catches herself joining in.
- Third-Person Person: She often refers to herself this way such as "Hina's surprised," "Hina's confused," or "Hina's convinced." Even when partaking in New World Mason audio-snail conferences, she has a tendency to refer to herself as "Capricorn" in the same manner.
Captain "Ship Cutter" T-Bone, a.k.a. Scorpio
Former Knight and current Marine Captain, Captain T-Bone is a Marine devoted to the ideals of justice, ostensibly believing that the World Government could do no wrong. However, the latter comes from a dark point in his past, and after listening to Cross and Smoker, he throws in his lot with the Masons.
- Ancestral Weapon: His sword was passed down through the 13th Royal Marine Flotilla from leader to leader.
- Defector from Decadence: His Marine flotilla were this when they protested the overwhelming force and the ensuing collateral damage on the search for Nico Robin. And now that he cannot deny the Marines' corruption anymore, he has become this again when he joins the Masons.
- Determinator: His well of stamina and resilience is nigh bottomless, and no matter how many hits he takes, no matter how beaten up he gets, he can keep coming back for more without faltering. How else would he achieve a two-day-long Victory by Endurance over Rob Lucci?
- It's Personal: Intends to see Sakazuki have his day in court for his crimes, and wants to remove Vergo's head for selling out his comrades personally.
- One Degree of Separation: Was put on the West Blue hunt for Nico Robin, but when his flotilla objected to the excessive force, they were sold out by Vergo and massacred by Sakazuki.
- The next leader of the Zodiac of the Divine to join after him is Jonathan, the student of Sakazuki/Akainu.
- Scars Are Forever: He has a skeletal appearance in canon. The reason for it that this story gives is that most of his skin is burn tissue that has healed.
- Scare 'em Straight: Was so terrified of Vice Admiral Sakazuki after he murdered all his men that when Sakazuki confronted him to finish the job, he swore total allegiance to the Marines and the World Government and renounced the evils of his comrades. It becomes a What Have I Done moment in Chapter 30 when Cross's defiance in the face of torture makes him question his integrity, and he realizes that he had spit on and shamed the souls of his comrades with his change in morality.
- Signature Laugh: "Fahahahaha!"
- Sole Survivor: Is the only remaining member of the 13th Royal Marine Flotilla after Sakazuki massacred them.
- Stone Wall: He cannot ignore damage, but he can take damage like almost nobody else in the story. His endurance is right up there with Luffy (who has Rubber Man powers that render him mostly immune to blunt force) and Moria (a Warlord who was able to fight Kaido in the past before his Badass Decay).
- Took a Level in Badass: After he got Curb Stomped by Leo, he redoubled his training to a non-stop rate, such that after the Enies Lobby Arc, he could outlast Lucci in a battle of stamina.
- Worthy Opponent: He proved himself as this to Rob Lucci during their duel, which is how he persuaded the former CP9 agents to become Jormungandr.
Vice Admiral "Chessmaster" Jonathan, a.k.a. Sagittarius
An anime-only Marine who commands the G-8 Marine Base, an impenetrable fortress. A master tactician and a wise and affable leader, if somewhat mischievous, he reached his post by tricking Admiral Akainu into believing that he supported his doctrine of justice. The Straw Hat Pirates encounter and escape from him, and convince him soon after to throw his lot in with the Masons.
- Adaptational Badass: Inspired by what many fans theorized once the Navy was fleshed out in greater detail after Navarone's arc, Vice Admiral Jonathan is an explicit user of Haki in the This Bites! universe.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Jonathan is very patient, slow to anger, quick with a joke, and a benevolent man altogether. But that doesn't change the fact that he is a Vice Admiral, which is synonymous with One-Man Army.
- Blackmail: The fail-safe that Cross discovered long before sending Jonathan the invitation to join the Masons; if Jonathan sold the defectors out, Cross would make certain that Akainu found out that he had been tricking him, which meant certain death.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: As in the anime canon, Vice-Admiral Jonathan is a strategic genius and also a master Haki user... who absolutely loathes vegetables, especially broccoli.
- The Chessmaster: Three ways. It's his epithet, he has a distinct liking and skill for the actual game, though he rarely gets to play due to said skill, and is a master tactician. He came close to catching the Straw Hat Pirates with his skills, despite Soundbite's abilities and Cross' awareness of how he acted in anime canon, and long before that, as stated above, he tricked Akainu into believing that he supported Absolute Justice because of the doors that his reputation would open.
- Crazy-Prepared: He had a White Transponder Snail (anti-wiretap device) secretly on hand since long before he joined the Masons.
- Defector from Decadence: Despite being the prized student of Admiral Akainu, he has always followed "Moral Justice," and after listening to the fiasco of Omatsuri Island, he elects to act on it more severely, resulting in the entire garrison of G-8 joining the Masons.
- Does Not Like Spam: He's not a fan of vegetables, especially broccoli (at least until he tries some that Sanji made). His wife is most annoyed when she finds that he's been throwing out or giving away the meals she fixes for him because of this.
- The Dreaded: To anyone who doesn't know him, and even those who do when he's angry; he may not support Akainu's doctrine, but he was an excellent student.
- Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Vice Admiral Jonathan has a civil, friendly even, conversation with Cross about why the latter is terrible at chess. The game has too many rules, and no matter what you do, it has to follow those rules. Cross works best when he has the option to flip the board. That and the accompanying explosion let Jonathan know that Cross just metaphorically flipped the board on their little game.
- Henpecked Husband: He and Navarone's head chef Jessica have a very close and very loving relationship, but he is nonetheless terrified when she is angry. When the Straw Hats arrived, they managed to take advantage of that twice. Once by telling Jessica that Jonathan threw away or otherwise did not eat the food she made for him which was true resulting in a brutal lesson in honesty involving a Frying Pan of Doom, and once when he instinctively froze up and received a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Nami for stealing her gold.
- One Degree of Separation:
- Is the student of the man that massacred T-Bone's flotilla when they objected to the excessive force being employed by the Marines during the hunt for Nico Robin in West Blue.
- He was also friends with Nami's mother, Bell-mère, before she was presumed dead in the East Blue; later, when he finds out from Nami that Captain Nezumi (who has since been put up for court-martial) associated with Bell-mère's killer Arlong, he immediately promises to put a word in against the other man.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Natch.
- Secret Keeper: Serves as this in the brief period between when Cross gives the invitation and when he accepts it.
- Smart People Play Chess: During the G-8 arc, Vice Admiral Jonathan and Robin play a friendly game of chess. We never find out who won. It's also established that Jonathan struggles to find anyone to play with these days, since all the Marines at G-8 are aware of how good he is at it and refuse to play.
- Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Downplayed, in part due to his Chess Master tendencies, but Jonathan was unable to hide his grimace when Cross referred to him as "...one of Akainu's favorite students."
Vice Admiral "Great Staff Officer" Tsuru, a.k.a. Aquarius
A high-ranking Marine and wise old woman, and a longtime friend of Garp and Sengoku. At 74 years of age, she is a veteran from the days of Gol D. Roger. Very few familiar with her who do not respect her, one way or the other. During the events of Enies Lobby, her faith in the Navy and Sengoku faltered enough that she threw her lot in with the Masons.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Somehow found out about the Masons' existence, without them even knowing about it.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Does this to her old friend Sengoku after hearing about Ohara. Especially regarding why nobody ever court-martialed Sakazuki for genocide.
- Defector from Decadence: Hina believed that it would take 'a cataclysm of untold depths' for Tsuru to willingly turn against the Navy due to her friendship with Sengoku. Cross predicts that their invasion of Enies Lobby will fit the bill. He's right.Hina: Son of a bitch, Cross can be a terrifying bastard sometimes...
- Just in Time: Tsuru somehow discovered the Zodiac's existence, and had compiled a large amount of evidence about them. The night before she planned to turn in the report to Sengoku was the night that the Straw Hats invaded Enies Lobby. After shaking her faith enough, she used her powers to erase the evidence she'd gathered before calling them to join them.
- Making a Splash: Her Wash-Wash Fruit gives her the power to "hang enemies out to dry," incapacitating them and cleaning them of some of their evil. It's also really good at washing reports into blank paper, and she later adapts it to literally wash away memories.
- Memory-Wiping Crew: Heads the "Cleaners," a New World Masons group who do this to anyone deemed a threat. Current members include her, Miss Goldenweek (under Bartolomeo's command), Jango (under Hina's command), CP9's Kalifa (under T-Bone's command) and Popora (allied with Smoker & Tashigi).
- Never Mess with Granny: She is in her seventies and looks like it. But make no mistake, this in no way prevents her from literally "hanging you out to dry."
- One Degree of Separation: She trained Hina, as well as Vergo, the man that betrayed T-Bone's flotilla to Sakazuki.
- Parenthetical Swearing: After learning the truth of Ohara, Tsuru responds to Sengoku's orders with "At once, Fleet Admiral," that sounds far more like "Fuck you."
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Her first words to Sengoku after finding out about Ohara.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Very much so.
- Right Behind Me: Calls the SBS to warn everyone about Shiki, only to realize through her Snail's mounting fright that he is already with the Straw Hat Pirates.
- Spanner in the Works: Nearly ended up being this to the Masons. She had discovered them and compiled a lot of information on them, and was going to turn it all over to Sengoku. But the night before she did was the same night that Cross broadcasted the invasion of Enies Lobby, changing her mind.
- Tempting Fate: In Chapter 24, she does this in regards to the SBS, much to Sengoku's ire. She regrets it.
- The Dreaded: She's a Vice Admiral like Jonathan and has been a Marine since before Roger's execution. Plus canon implies that she's Marineford's second-in-command.
- This Is Gonna Suck:
- In Chapter 40, this is her reaction after joining the Zodiac due to the events of Enies Lobby, and Smoker informs her that she's just signed up for insanity of the Straw Hat variety.
- In Chapter 56, this is her reaction to realizing that the man she's calling the Straw Hats about (Shiki) is right next to them and just heard every word she said.
- We Used to Be Friends: Feels this in regards to her friendship with Sengoku due to hearing about the destruction of Ohara and Sengoku's response to the Calling the Old Man Out mentioned above. It's cemented when Cross details how much Dirty Business CP9 was involved in, much of which was signed off by Sengoku himself.
Zodiac of the DamnedThe counterpart organization to the Zodiac of the Divine, a secret alliance of pirates devoted to rebuilding the world to one where adventurers can pursue their dreams without repercussion.
Tropes applying to the organization as a whole.
- Anti-Hero: Lest we forget, as nice as the pirates that make up this organization are, they're still pirates.
- Code Name: They employ these as an added measure of security, taking them from the Eastern Zodiac as opposed to their counterpart. As of the Skelter Bite arc, they still have three codenames available: Horse, Pig, and Rat (they have offered Snake to another, but they have yet to accept formally).
- Persona Non Grata: Not a person, but a codename; Cross excluded Dragon from the Zodiac given that the Dragon they know is the head of the Revolutionary Army.
"Roar of the Sea" Scrachman Apoo, a.k.a. Monkey - Bounty: ฿250,000,000
Captain of the On-Air Pirates and a member of the Long-Arm Tribe. He struck up a friendship and alliance with Cross through the SBS.
- Adaptational Heroism: Seems to be the case as this Apoo is working to make the world a better, or, at least freer, place instead of joining up with Kaido and deceiving his fellow Supernovas before betraying them.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Can identify Soundbite's Transponder Snail Rig model just by listening to him transmit and hearing the nuances in the transmission.
- He was also able to figure out that Foxy was allied to the Straw Hats and coordinated attacks with the Foxy Pirates and the Kung-Fu Fleet to attack the Marines, thereby keeping them off the Straw Hats' backs.
- Hostile Show Takeover: Invoked: the rest of the world believes the "Scratchman Apoo Music Hour" to be Apoo hacking the SBS to play what he believes is better music. In reality, it's an act the trio put on for the entertainment value.
- I Resemble That Remark!: He says that Vivi's statement about all Long-Arm Tribe members only putting in an effort for making money and causing trouble is harsh, stereotypical, downright racist, and completely correct.
- Musical Assassin: His yet-unnamed Devil Fruit powers enable him to turn his body parts into instruments, and create sound waves from them that can act like blades or bombs, and most likely other forms of weaponry as well.
- The Rival: To Cross; at least as far as the SBS viewers are aware. His "hijacking" of the SBS to play his music was pre-discussed with Cross and Soundbite.
- Also to Luffy; his dream is to be King of the Pirates.
"Black Bart" Bartolomeo, a.k.a. Rooster - Bounty: ฿350,000,000
A Super Rookie and the captain of the Barto Club. He set out into a life of piracy after being inspired by Luffy during the events of Loguetown. He is allied both with the Straw Hat Pirates and the New World Masons.
- Always a Bigger Fish: When he finally reveals his origins in East Blue to Shiki, he admits his crew isn't strong enough to defeat all the present Golden Lions. Cue him introducing a group who can: the Straw Hats.
- Barrier Warrior: He has eaten the Barrier-Barrier Fruit, a Paramecia Devil Fruit capable of creating invulnerable barriers out of thin air.
- Bash Brothers: Fights alongside his hero, Luffy, as they team-up against Shiki in Strong World.
- Batman Gambit: Pulls this off by deliberately attacking a Celestial Dragon, knowing that the Navy/Government will send an Admiral and five battleships after him and his crew, as much to help the Straw Hats as for fun.
- Bring It: His taunt-turned-Badass Boast to the Five Elder Stars for attacking a Celestial Dragon, when said Five inform him that they're sending Akainu and five battleships.
Bartolomeo: I piss them all off, they insult me, it evens out.
- He has something of a policy of this in regards to his crew:
- Defiant to the End: Bartolomeo and his crew intend to make Boa Hancock remember them for the rest of her life when they see her ship heading straight for them. Naturally subverted when the two become fast friends over mutual like for the Straw Hats.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?:
- After attacking a Celestial Dragon's ship and stealing its Transponder Snail, Bartolomeo calls up the highest-ranking member of the World Government it knows to taunt them. Then he learns he just taunted the Five Elder Stars. Most of his crew faint, and even he's terrified for a few moments before getting his bravado back.
- Does it again in front of "Golden Lion" when, right after Shiki is finished laying out his desire to destroy the East Blue, Bartolomeo (who's from that very sea) stands up, raises his sake cup, and toasts the East Blue right in Shiki's face, before smashing his sake cup at his feet.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Bartolomeo was present for Luffy's would-be execution in Loguetown in canon. In this fic, Cross takes the opportunity to temper his passion for being a pirate like Luffy, and suggest that he do it right.note
- Fanboy: Like in canon, he's this for all of the Straw Hats, though on a more personal level due to keeping in constant contact with them (or at least Cross) for so long.
- Glad I Thought of It: He keeps taking credit for being the one to punch out a Celestial Dragon, even though his first mate was the one to do it. Said first mate Gin is not pleased.
- Half-Human Hybrid: It's mentioned in passing during the Strong World arc that Bart's distinctive teeth and hair color suggest he has a fishman somewhere in his recent ancestry, which is called out as one of the reasons why Shiki probably didn't realize he was from the East Blue.
- Heroic RRoD: Overstraining his powers by creating too many barriers puts a major toll on his mind and body. When he used his Barrier-Barrier Bastion to create one strong enough to block a mountain, his arms broke from the strain.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: He makes one when he hears Eneru went to the moon:Bartolomeo: ...He's a literal lunatic.
- The Mole: Acts as one to Shiki as he has been selected as the 51st commander of his Navy, while still maintaining his loyalty to both the Straw Hats and the Masons.
- Mythology Gag: His ship is named the Cannibal, which is his canon epithet.
- No-Sell: He is completely immune to Boa Hancock's powers due to his respect/admiration towards Luffy.
- He isn't the only one immune in his crew either. So is Miss Goldenweek (due to her hypnotic paints suppressing any such feelings), Apis (due to her youth), and Lindy (due to having lived in a reincarnation cycle for so long that no human could comprehend his sexual preference).
- Shaping Your Attacks: Black Bart plowed his way through Indigo and Scarlet by shaping his barrier into a cow catcher and running past them like a speeding locomotive.
- His Barrier-Barrier Buster attack also counts, which is a barrier BFS big and heavy enough to smash through almost anything in his way.
- During the Dead End Race, he was able to use his barriers to split apart privateer ships in a battering ram-like method.
- Troll: For anyone but the Straw Hats, this is his most dominant personality trait. He has respect for his crew and allies but doesn't fully restrain himself with them.
- Undying Loyalty: To the Straw Hat Pirates. They are the reason he became a pirate as canon, took Akainu and five Marine battleships on a wild goose chase in the Calm Belt during Enies Lobby, became a mole for both them and the Masons during Strong World and why he likewise rejected the offers from the Emperor representatives during Skelter Bite.
"Fiendish" Foxy a.k.a. Goat - Bounty: ฿24,000,000
Captain of the Foxy Pirates, a crew that specializes in Davy Back Fights. After challenging and losing to the Straw Hat Pirates, they recruit him as Commander of their Recruitment Division. He is allied incognito with both the Straw Hat Pirates and the New World Masons.
- Adaptational Badass: Downplayed, but the This Bites! version of Foxy emphasizes his intelligence and charisma more overtly than the canon does... whilst still leaving him a fundamentally comic character. In particular, he's the center of a network of intelligence so formidable that even the Supernova Scratchman Apoo is intimidated when he realizes just how far Foxy can reach.
- Adaptation Name Change:
- He's been renamed to "Fiendish" Foxy at some point after Strong World by the Marines. Cross guesses, and Foxy essentially confirms, that he begged the members of the Divine to change it.
- His original ship, Sexy Foxy, also got this - it's since been renamed Silver Foxy.
- A Father to His Men: He may recruit his crew by force thanks to the Davy Back Fights, which guarantees their loyalty, but the entirety of the Foxy Pirates like and respect him. The Christmas Special, above all else, implies this when he and his first mates staff the party entirely on their own for his crew to have a good time.
- Almighty Janitor: Despite the outward appearance of arrogance, Foxy is not only a dangerous fighter but has an intelligence network extensive enough to fill Apoo with dread. The story heavily implies that the only reason his bounty is so low is that he has been actively attempting not to make a name for himself.
- Combat Pragmatist: He and his crew have mastered the Davy Back Fight, and they utilize every last loophole in the rules to skew the odds in their favor.
- Combination Attack: During a meeting at Skelter Bite he works out one of these with Bartolomeo, getting him to encase one of his Slow-Slow Beams inside a baseball-sized barrier.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He was able to give Luffy one hell of a fight, and as it says in Almighty Janitor, the implication is that he's only not seen as a major threat because he's specifically avoided making a name for himself.
- Hidden Depths: Foxy often visits the slave houses on Sabaody Archipelago, drops a large amount of money to buy slaves, and then frees anyone who decides not to join his crew. But even more so is the reason he headed for the Grand Line and started using the Davy Back Fights. Thanks to a piece of information he found on a Marine warship during a routine raid, he's aware of the massive storm that will erupt for the throne of the Pirate King, and he wants all the power necessary to weather it. Cross reasoning this by reading their logbook is the only reason that they recruited him in the first place.
- Knowledge Broker: Similar to the above, he has an extensive network of informants and crewmembers that keep their ears to the ground during shore leave, allowing him to collect a lot of information. It's how he gained information on Task Force Cerberus to share with Apoo.
- Minor Insult Meltdown: His ego is as delicate as a soap bubble; very easy to burst, and very easy to inflate.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: After their first meeting, Scratchman Apoo flat-out asks if Foxy has been deliberately playing down his true capabilities in order to be underestimated. Foxy simply gives him a wicked grin in response.
- Theme Naming: He names all of his ships after himself, with a pattern of [descriptor] Foxy, which seems to have been tweaked at some point into [metal] Foxy.
- His original ship was the Sexy Foxy (later renamed Silver Foxy).
- The "Road to Sabaody" arc introduces the Brass Foxy.
- The same arc mentions that he'll be going to Water 7 soon to add a third ship, the Lead Foxy, to the mix.
- Time Stands Still: His Slow-Slow Fruit powers enable him to emit and control photons that slow all moving objects they impact down to a crawl. But once the light fades, the effect only lingers for 30 seconds.
- Weak, but Skilled: He's only a pushover in regards to physical strength and endurance when compared to other big-shots on the Grand Line, and he compensates for that with his wits, traps, and well-honed mastery of the Slow-Slow Fruit.
- Cross even uses Foxy as an example to Kid as to what the secret to getting an advantage over Luffy is—use of more esoteric powers and abilities that Luffy can't just brute-force his way through.
- What the Hell Are You?: Is left screaming this at Luffy after the latter manages to get up from strikes from the Gorilla Puncher #13, two Megaton Nine-Tailed Rushes, and all of the damage that he got hit with before that during their duel.
Dorry "The Blue Ogre" and Broggy "The Red Ogre" both a.k.a. Ox - Bounty: ฿100,000,000 each (฿300,000,000 each due to inflation)
Co-Captains of the Giant Warrior Pirates, two giants that were locked into an endless duel of honor over a fishing catch until Cross finally deduced a tie, at which point they revived their crew after a 100-year hiatus. During Enies Lobby, they declared themselves allies of the Straw Hat Pirates.
- An Ax To Grind: Broggy's Weapon of Choice, though he sacrificed it to help the Straw Hats escape.
- Cool Sword: Dorry's Weapon of Choice, though he sacrificed it to help the Straw Hats escape.
- Duel to the Death: Dorry and Broggy are locked in one, and for the sake of honor, their constant streak of draws isn't ending anytime soon.
- As of chapter 43, their duel is officially declared a draw by Hajrudin and Usopp.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: That they are.
- Tears of Joy: When their duel ends in a permanent draw, and they both realize that they don't have to kill their best friend.
- We're Back: After the above declaration of the permanent draw, they officially reform the Giant Warrior Pirates.
- Silly Reason For A War: When they reveal that their century long duel was the result of an argument over who caught the biggest Sea King, nobody listening is impressed. Their crewmembers Oimo and Kashi are indignant that they ended up stuck in servitude to the Marines for 50 years over something so petty, Usopp breaks down in tears over his heroic image of the two being so shattered, and even Hajrudin, a hero-worshipping young giant who called into the SBS to talk to them, admits that the epicness of their duel is kind of undercut by its root cause being so lame.
"Mist Maiden" Lola a.k.a. Rabbit - Bounty: ฿200,000,000
Captain of the Skull Mist Pirates (formerly Rolling Pirates), she is a woman trying to find love. She has proposed over 4400 times and has met rejection each time. The Straw Hats met and allied with her and her crew after Moria captured their shadows. Born to privilege as one of "Big Mom" Charlotte Linlin's many daughters, she laid low in Paradise for years to escape her family's wrath for fleeing her arranged marriage. After Thriller Bark, she appropriated the area and transformed it into a pirate paradise named "Skelter Bite" and is appointed the Governor-Captain of the ship-island.
- Adaptational Badass: She knows Armament Haki and goes from a one-shot arc ally to a full-fledged New World Mason and Governor-Captain of Thriller Bark (rechristened Skelter Bite).
- Arranged Marriage: Escaped from one arranged by her mother, Charlotte Linlin, and has been marked for death due to rejecting it to find true love.
- Calling The Old Woman Out: She basically does so by revealing she is alive to her family on the SBS but also tells them she is now in the Florian Triangle and dares them to come to her.
- Defector from Decadence: She is the 23rd daughter of "Big Mom" Charlotte Linlin, and unlike the majority of her siblings, she is a kind and honorable person.
- Easily Forgiven: Subverted. She doesn't like the fact Perona is part of the Masons due to her years of being trapped as a shadowless in Thriller Bark. However, she takes up her frustrations with Nami since she was the one who vouched for her.
- Gonk: She is... pretty plain-looking, to be blunt, which is the major reason why her constant marriage proposals fail to find any takers.
- Mafia Princess: Lola is the daughter of an Emperor, after all.
- Not-So-Safe Harbor/ Outlaw Town: After living for so long in the Florian Triangle (and as a final insult to Moria), she proposes co-opting Thriller Bark and turning it into a pirate haven, much to the approval of the Damned.
- Punch a Wall: Her reaction upon learning her sister Macarron was personally executed by one of her mother's personal homies instead of one of her siblings, shattering her belief that her mother would never hurt her. Her fist goes through the wall.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As the new Governor-Captain of Skelter Bite, she is tough but fair in her governing of the ship-island.
- Red Baron: Had her canon epithet of "Marriage Proposal" changed to "Mist Maiden," due to being the Governor-Captain of the island-ship Skelter Bite located within the Florian Triangle. Likewise, her crew had their name changed from "Rolling" to "Skull Mist."
- Running Gag: She proposes to any man she meets and the crew announces each time the rejection count goes up. Here, she proposed not only to the male Straw Hats, per canon, but also was rejected by Foxy, Apoo, and Bartolomeo when joining a meeting of the New World Masons.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: After revealing to her world her lineage and becoming Skelter Bite's leader, her outfit changes to a proper pirate ensemble reflecting both her power and new-found authority. Hawaiian shirt notwithstanding, that is.
- Shout-Out: Soundbite's proposal of her codename comes from another rabbit named Lola.
"Hellbeast Princess" Perona a.k.a. Puppy
A Gothic lolita, formerly one of Gecko Moria's Mysterious Four. She stowed away on the Thousand Sunny after Moria's defeat to get passage to another island. At the end of the Strong World saga, she settled in Merveille as its new ruler and coerced Sengoku into making her a Warlord, and later, was approached by Nami to become a Mason.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: Gives one to Sengoku and Garp over giving her Moria's vacant Warlord seat by not only making sure to keep the Strong World mutants in line and bending them to her command, but also giving them the remaining members of the 50 subordinate crews of Shiki's former armada to them.
- Astral Projection: Can leave her body at will.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason she followed Moria was that he was the first person in her life to take in interest in her personally, even if it was just in regards to her powers. It is later played straight with Nami, who decided to stay with her after being capture by Shiki the first time and pulling a Fake Defector to save her a second time.
- Black Sheep: According to her, her family was wealthy, and she was the youngest of their many children. However, because of her Nightmare Fetishist-mindset, she was shunned and bullied by them, causing her to further delve into her mindset to escape them until Moria showed up.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She started her stay on Sunny being very aloof to the entire crew, but Nami managed to get her to open up.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her room back at Thriller Bark was full of them (which was used to the Straw Hats' advantage to disable her) and then there's her Tragic Keepsake Kumacy/Bearsy.
- Emotion Bomb:
- Negative Hollows cause despair in their victims.
- In Merveille, she shows off a different version, Positive Hollows, which cause joy instead.
- Fake Defector: Inverted. She honestly intended to defect to Shiki when he defeated the Straw Hats and captured Nami for the second time, and succeeded. But guilt drove her crazy, and she turned against Shiki when it mattered most, showing where her true loyalties lie.
- Fluffy Tamer: Thanks to using her Hollows to manipulate the emotions of the Merveille Beasts, she practically has all of them under her thumb. It's what gains her her new epithet of "Hellbeast Queen (Princess)."
- Hidden Depths: As a former member of a crew specializing in tricks, she's a lot smarter than her bratty exterior would make her seem, such as tanning herself on the Sunny knowing the Marines are looking for a Goth. After showing off her Positive Hollows, however, Cross deduces she can further manipulate her abilities through "hollowing" things.
- I Choose to Stay: Decides to stay in the remains of Shiki's palace alongside her many new animal friends after his defeat.
- Insistent Terminology:
- Bearsy is cute. Not creepy or even Creepy Cute, just cute. Nami realizes that this insistence is because if Perona admits that the doll isn't cute, then she isn't cute, just a freak like other people called her.
- Perona's new kingdom and status have caused her to gain the epithet "Hellbeast Queen." Naturally, Perona insists that she's a princess.
- As covered in the title, officially, Perona should be the Dog of the Zodiac of the Damned... but she insists on being called "Puppy" instead.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She finds zombie stuffed animals adorable, which got her bullied by her family.
- Power Incontinence: Unless you are very in tune with your mind, Astral Projection can cause your spirit (and mind) to slowly drift apart, causing forgetfulness, and eventually death.
- Red Baron: Calls herself the "Ghost Princess," which irritates Vivi (an actual princess).
- Redemption Demotion: One of the key reasons she chose not to stay with the Straw Hats. After Little East Blue, she tried to use a Negative Hollow on Cross but discovered she couldn't call on the "will to terrorize" needed to use her Hollows. This terrified her and cemented that she couldn't become a Straw Hat.
- Rule of Cute: The reason behind her Code Name in the New World Masons being "Puppy" instead of "Dog."
- Supernatural Fear Inducer: Her "Horror Hollow," which she uses against Absalom during the Christmas special.
- Superpower Lottery: With her fruit, she can take down almost anybody with one Negative Hollow: not to mention its other powers.
- Tragic Keepsake: Her stuffed bear, Kumacy/Bearsy. (Both names have been used. Kumacy during the Christmas special, Bearsy in Chapter 53.)
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: During Strong World, while she let Xiao play with one of her Hollows, one of Shiki's Visual Snails caught sight of it and let Shiki know that the crew was in the village.
- What Is This Feeling?: In contrast for looking out for numero uno her whole life, her initial betrayal of Nami to Shiki to save her own skin caused a whole lot of personal anguish, and when she couldn't take it anymore, she proceeded to help Nami escape, and then completely Freak Out over feeling care for someone besides herself. Nami helps her understand with three words:Nami: Because... we're friends.
- When She Smiles: She is shockingly surprised over Xiao calling her cute and stops short of using a Negative Hollow, opting to use a Positive one on her to make her happier.
"Surgeon of Death" Trafalgar D. Water Law a.k.a. Tiger - Bounty: ฿375,000,000Hailing from North Blue, Law is a pirate known for his medical skills and cruelty. He is the current user of the Op-Op Fruit and, in a convoluted, roundabout way, Sengoku's adoptive grandson.
- And I Must Scream: As Robin once puts it, Law's victims can be "chopped into a thousand pieces while staying perfectly alive and unharmed."
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He could determine that Luffy's wounds during the fight against Lily Carnation were non-fatal through sound alone.
- Berserk Button: Anything involving either the destruction of Flevance or Donquixote Doflamingo will rile him up. Even if he doesn't show it physicially.
- Diagonal Cut: Uses his Kikoku to literally dissect the tower he, Cross & the Partners were in upon learning the truth behind Flevance.
- Enemy Mine: He raids a Marine Base alongside Jewelry Bonney. He joins her in a game of Jenga, using paralyzed Marines in place of blocks.
- Immortality Inducer: The ultimate technique of his Op-Op Fruit is to grant someone immortality, at the cost of his own life.
- Misplaced Retribution: When he thinks Funkfreed's lying about why Flevance was destroyed, he attacks Cross.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Herod!: The World Government knew there was a D. bloodline hiding in Flevance but didn't know who it was. So as soon as they had an excuse, they did everything they could to wipe out the entire country. Not only did one of the D.s that they were trying to kill survive, but the incident also left him bearing quite the chip on his shoulder and a massive grudge against the World Government that he only let go of because of the rogue actions of one of their Marines. With this revelation, however, that grudge has returned, tenfold.
- Not So Above It All: Becomes literally starry-eyed when seeing the Gaon Cannon in action for the first time.
- One Degree of Separation: His relation to Sengoku. While Law is aware that Corazon reported to him, he has no idea that his idol and adoptive father was Sengoku's son in all but blood. At least, until Cross later fills him in.
- Psychic Strangle: He can pull this off a la Darth Vader using Tact.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Flevance Massacre. It would be an understatement to say he's not very happy when Funkfreed tells him the reason.
- Tragic Keepsake: His hat is apparently a style which was found only in the White City. When asked how he got it, he says his parents gave it to him and it's a reminder of his hometown.
- Tranquil Fury: When he learns the Awful Truth of Flevance's destruction, he goes very quiet before attacking, thinking it a lie. At no point does he raise his voice, rant, or rave; it's simply made clear that had he not been talked down, he would have killed Cross for the perceived deception. Later on, during his induction in the Masons, he tells T-Bone that if the latter gets his hands on Vergo before Law does, he can do what he wants, but Law specifically tells everyone that Doflamingo is his and his only.note
- Verbal Tic: He addresses almost everyone as [X]-ya; [X] can be the individual's name, epithet, species, or nickname.
The defensive Marine base on the cavernous island of Navarone, where the Straw Hats accidentally crashed upon their return from Skypiea. After beating its commander, Vice Admiral Jonathan, in a battle of wits and establishing him as one of the "decent Marines", they became part of the fledgling Zodiac of the Divine.
- Adapted Out: Inverted; Marine Base G-8 was one of the first major bits of anime [[filler]] content to be incorporated into the story.
The Barto Club
The pirate crew under Bartolomeo "Black Bart", a member of the Supernovas and an admirer of Luffy. Initially set to start sailing post-time skip, Cross inspired Bartolomeo to head out to sea two years early.
- Adapted Out: Gambia, the canon first mate of the Barto Club. He is eventually seen during Strong World preparing for the invasion of the Golden Lion Pirates alongside the rest of Loguetown's citizens.
- Ascended Extra: Cross inspired Bartolomeo to head out to sea two years early thanks to a chat with him in Loguetown. During his adventures, he picked up a few members that the Straw Hats had already run in and beaten:
- Gin from the Baratie arc, formerly of the Krieg Pirates, is his first mate.
- Mr. 5, Miss Valentine, and Miss Goldenweek of Baroque Works joined him after laying low in Alabasta proved impossible due to the country going Revolutionary.
- Bartolomeo was also the one to help and rescue Apis, the Whisper-Whisper girl from the anime-exclusive Warship Island arc, and Lindy (short for lindwyrm), the reincarnated form of her dragon friend Ryu.
- In the Enies Lobby arc, Apis befriends Mohmoo, the cow monster fish from Arlong Park.
- After Strong World, the winged waitress Ever decides to travel with them as well.
- During the Skelter Bite arc, he "reunites" with Desire, a childhood friend (and a post-time skip filler arc-exclusive character) who joins the crew.
- Crazy Enough to Work: When the Straw Hats invade Enies, Bartolomeo decides to help them out by attacking a Celestial Dragon yacht and drawing away several battleships, as well as Akainu.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Most of the above group tends to act like this to Bartolomeo himself.
- Having a Blast: Mr. 5, courtesy of his Bomb-Bomb Fruit. His favorite attack is the "Nose Cannon," which are basically Explosive Nose Nuggets.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Lindy, especially after consuming some SIQ from Strong World. Bartolomeo even rode on his back once!
- Kid with the Leash: Apis is the only one capable of keeping Lindy the dragon in line as he becomes younger and more ruthless. The parallels between their relationship and Alucard and Integra is fitting, more so since Soundbite gave him Abridged Alucard's voice.
- Memory-Wiping Crew: Goldenweek has been chosen to join the ranks of the "Cleaners," a group under the New World Masons responsible for memory-wiping those who may be a threat to the Masons.
- The Mole: They infiltrate the Gold Lion Pirates along with their captain.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Just like the Straw Hats in this story. A trolling Barrier Warrior Fanboy/captain, his childhood friend with an attitude, a Deadpan Snarker first mate, three former assassins, a girl who Speaks Fluent Animal and her dragon companion, a juvenile Sea King, and a wing-armed former waitress.
- Red Baron: Gin got his epithet changed after becoming part of the Barto Club. Formally the "Man-Demon," he is now the "Empyrean Envoy."
- Shock and Awe: After joining the club, Gin has installed magnets in his cannonball-ended Dual Tonfas, turning them into electrically-charged Magnetic Weapons when he spins them fast enough.
- Temporary Bulk Change: Played with. Even though she doesn't change physically, Miss Valentine's Day's Kilo-Kilo Fruit gives her the ability to change her weight mass from a few kilos allowing her to float in the air to several thousand allowing her to smash through objects like a heavyweight.
- You Don't Look Like You: After consuming the SIQ, Lindy undergoes a dramatic change, de-evolving into a form that the Millennial Dragons used to have in past times before they took to their life of hiding, shedding off most of his feathers and fur for more draconic scales. Cross describes him as looking more like a traditional western dragon.
Giant Warrior Pirates
An all-giant pirate crew that disbanded 100 years before the story began, when their co-captains "Blue Ogre" Dorry & "Red Ogre" Broggy began an honor duel. The Straw Hats met and befriended the giants on the island where they held their duel, and much later, they declared the Straw Hats their official allies when they meet two of their old subordinates.
After the events of Enies Lobby, Cross arranged matters to bring Dorry and Broggy's duel to an official draw, and they announce the reformation of the Giant Warrior Pirates.
For co-captains Dorry & Broggy, see "Ox" under "Zodiac of the Damned."
- Ascended Fanboy: The co-captains invite Hajrudin, who grew up on tales of the Giant Warrior Pirates, to join the reformed crew.
- Boxed Crook: After telling Oimo and Kashi that their bosses were in Impel Down, the World Government "employed" the two to guard the gates of Enies Lobby for 100 years to gain enough goodwill to release them. Oh, and they'd have to restart every time they failed. This is all one big bluff.
- Cool Ship: Since their old vessel Valhalla is no longer seaworthy, they commission a new ship from Water 7: the city of Water 7 itself.
- Defector from Decadence: The Marine Giant Squad defected from the World Government after accidentally allowing the Accino Family into Alabasta, and, realizing they were already in the crosshairs after the revelation of Ohara and Saul's death, decide to rejoin their old crew outright.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: That they are. Do NOT make them mad. And especially do NOT trick them. When they find out they will not be happy. Marines, we're looking at you.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Oimo and Kashi find out they've been lied to about their bosses' whereabouts for the past 50 years.
Jormungandr, formerly Cipher Pol No. 9
A group of superhuman soldiers trained from birth as the World Government's personal assassins, and Enies Lobby's last and greatest line of defense. The current generation consists of seven assassins, including the strongest agent in CP9's history, Rob Lucci. Following the events of Enies Lobby, the World Government disavowed them, and with nowhere else to turn, they accepted an offer from Cross to join the New World Masons, under T-Bone's command.
- Animorphism: Lucci, Jabra, and Kaku all have Zoan Devil Fruits (Leopard, Wolf, and Giraffe, respectively), as in canon.
- Ascended Extra: In the original story, Hattori was Rob Lucci's pet pigeon. Here, he's still Lucci's pet pigeon... and he's also trained in Rokushiki/the Six Powers, just like the rest of CP9, and proves a big enough threat to Cross, Lassoo, and Soundbite that it takes Soundbite Awakening his Devil Fruit to defeat him.
- Badass Crew: Cross describes them as living weapons, and canon explicitly states that the weakest of the assassins is still easily superhuman.
- Blood Knight: Lucci and Jabra are both Carnivorous Zoans, so they are this by nature. As such, after a few SBS broadcasts, they decide to seek Luffy out for the fight of their lives.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Kaku's response to Cross's job offer, though he doesn't toss the number.
- Defeat Means Friendship:
- Kaku, after Zoro defeats him, asks if there's an opening on the crew. Zoro says they've already got someone lined up for the job he's thinking of, but Luffy just might accept him anyway.
- Though as it happens, Cross does give CP9 (excluding Spandam) a job offer in the wake of Enies Lobby, which they accept.
- Once they find out the details of the offer, a wetwork position of the New World Masons under T-Bone, all of them decide to accept it. Aside from Lucci, who eventually comes around... after T-Bone triumphs over him in a one-on-one.
- Graceful Loser: Lucci considers his fight with Luffy the fight of his life and after Hattori points out that he managed to push him farther than a Warlord and "God," passes out smiling. As in canon, Kaku also concedes gracefully to Zoro when the latter defeats him.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
- In trying to get his ten rounds with Luffy without Lucci getting in the way, Jabra interrupts Blueno's first encounter with Luffy and knocks his own teammate out, thus solving the problem of Blueno potentially getting to Robin and taking her somewhere no-one can follow.
- When Kalifa tries using her new powers to wash Nami's mind clean, all she ends up doing is washing her mind free of her lingering stress and anger, meaning that Nami's no longer burdened by it for the remainder of the arc.
- The One Thing I Don't Hate About You: Lucci seems to be fond of the fact that he can have a proper two-way conversation with Hattori thanks to Soundbite.
- The Scapegoat: They still get (partially) blamed for the Enies Lobby disaster.
- Sword of Damocles: T-Bone has the entire group as this for the New World Masons if they ever stray from their original mission. If this happens, they are allowed to eradicate their target. Tsuru even lampshades the trope's name.
- Weak, but Skilled: Kalifa is (canonically) the least physically powerful member of CP9/Jormungandr, but here she's made up for it by having the most versatile array of abilities (her thorn whip, the versatility of her Bubble-Bubble Fruit, and mixing together the different forms of the Six Powers).
- Worthy Opponent: Lucci towards Luffy. Jabra as well, but where Lucci was the rubber-man's equal, Jabra got Curb-Stomped.
- And later, Lucci towards T-Bone.
News Coo #1851, or "Coo"
A News Coo that Cross befriended after Little Garden, and has proven to be a reliable ally ever since.
- A Dog Named "Dog": His only identification is "News Coo 1851", and his nickname is Coo.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Cross gained his approval after giving him a 900 beri tip on a 100 beri newspaper. As a result, he became an ally, beginning when he risks life and wing to give Cross a heads-up on Vivi's bounty.
- Defector from Decadence: Has convinced a detachment of Coos to split off from the World Economic Journal to ally with Apoo and the rest of the New World Masons to produce a pirate newspaper called the "Free Feather Report".
- Sitcom Archnemesis: To Soundbite. Soundbite doesn't particularly like birds, considering what they eat, but the dislike is mostly one-sided, and it subsides after Thriller Bark.
Boa Hancock, Boa Sandersonia, and Boa Marigold
The rulers of the Island of Women, Amazon Lily, and the leaders of the Kuja Pirates. Darkness in their pasts from the evils of the World Government haunts them to this day, and Cross's outspokenness against it earned their respect. Though they are unable to do much due to the risk of Hancock losing her title, they became silent allies of the Masons following Enies Lobby. Hancock has been offered the codename "Snake" (though she has yet to accept formally), and Sandersonia and Marigold use "Anaconda" and "Cobra", respectively.
- Animorphism: As in canon, Sandersonia and Marigold have the ability to shapeshift into half-human half-snake or giant snake forms due to their having consumed models of the Snake-Snake Zoan Devil Fruit. After the Skelter Bite arc, Sandersonia is aware that they may be able to shapeshift in other, more specialized ways as well.
- Code Name: Their involvement with the New World Masons is limited, but their hope is for Hancock to eventually become the Snake of the Zodiac of the Damned. Meanwhile, Marigold and Sandersonia go by Cobra and Anaconda, respectively; few even among the Masons know their true identities until Sandersonia reveals them in Chapter 62.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The three of them were slaves to the World Nobles for four years when they were children, escaping only thanks to Fisher Tiger; the trauma has never left them. Hearing about Luffy punching a World Noble in the face causes all three sisters (and also Granny Nyon) to faint; whilst Sandersonia is quickly awoken, the oblivious Kuja leave the other three to remain in their stunned state for three days, until Sandersonia arrives and violently wakes them all up again.
- Designated Driver: Or Designated Drinker, in this case. When Hancock gets smashed, and Sandersonia is drunk on the atmosphere, Marigold's left as the one that keeps them in line.
- Engaging Conversation: In Chapter 62, during the Skelter Bite arc, after Jeremiah Cross lays out his plans to not only absolutely annihilate the slavery rings of Sabaody, but deliver what could possibly be a killing blow to the entire slavery industry worldwide, the ex-slave Sandersonia is so struck with awe and arousal that she declares herself to be seconds away from sexually ravaging Cross on the spot... and looks sincere enough that her companion at the time, Koala, thinks it best to knock Sandersonia unconscious so she'll cool off. Though her fellow ex-slave then admits that she's only slightly less aroused than Sandersonia is.Sandersonia: "The 'mere implications' have me three seconds away... from leaping clean across this table... and jumping Blondie's-!"
- When Cross bluntly wakes Sandersonia up after she faints from seeing Luffy punch a World Noble in the face and forestalls any hysterics on her part through sheer force-of-will, she secretly admits to Koala that seeing him in "take charge mode" gets her aroused.
- Fangirl: For the Straw Hats, thanks to Cross's SBS broadcasts on slavery. Much more dignified than Bartolomeo, but not much less passionate.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Sandersonia confesses to Chopper that her and Marigold's size in human form is their natural size, and she believes the reason is that they might have giant blood from their father's side of the tree.
- Heel Realization: After hearing Crosss comments on how pointless it is to spread hate for the sake of hate itself over the SBS, they realize to their horror that they have taken on more than a few of the aspects of the World Nobles.
- Little Bit Beastly: Even in their human forms, Sandersonia and Marigold possess snake-like tongues and a distinctly reptilian aversion to the cold. Chopper cites this as evidence for his theory that Zoan fruits are actually more flexible than anyone has realized since the two somehow managed to unconsciously add their tonguesand the enhanced sense of taste/smell they provideto their human forms during their escape.
- Oh My Gods!: When Sandersonia recovers from her brief coma during the climax of the Sabaody Archipelago arc, her confusion at what she missed leads to her cursing by "Set's rotten shedded skin".
- Scaled Up: Sandersonia and Marigold have powers from the Zoan-type Snake-Snake Fruit, Model: Anaconda and Model: King Cobra, respectively. This allows them to transform into either giant snakes or Snake People, with the added ability that they can transform their hair into mobile, snape-stylized attacking appendages.
- Scars Are Forever: They keep their backs perpetually covered and make sure nobody sees them bathe to ensure that the brands on their backs remain hidden.
- Secret Keeper: Unlike other allies of the Masons, all three of them (and their foster mother Nyon) know that Cross is from another world.
- Sizeshifter: During a conversation with Chopper about the hidden potential of Zoan-type Devil Fruits in the Skelter Bite arc, Sandersonia admits that she and Marigold have the ability to shrink themselves down to a smaller state even in human form, although their enormous size is natural.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Sandersonia is not happy to arrive on Amazon Lily and discover that not only have her sisters (and Granny Nyon) been left in their stunned coma for 3 days since Luffy punching Saint Charloss was broadcast over the SBS, the entire Kuja have become convinced that it was a deliberate assassination attempt on Luffy's party and they're now out trying to hunt him down.
- Taken for Granite: Hancocks Love-Love Fruit amplifies her natural beauty and enables her to petrify anyone who feels lustful feelings toward her regardless of gender, age, or species.
- The Paranoiac: All three are perpetually scared of their secret past becoming known. They are aware that Cross knows it, and though they trust him, it scares them to think about what he would have done to them if he wasnt on their side. Eventually, they let their followers know that their powers come from Devil Fruits, though for a time they were still leery about their brands and passed them off as scars that they didn't want anyone to see. It isn't until after an attempted assassination on Hancock by an Aegis Zero agent that they finally force themselves to come clean to the rest of the Kuja Pirates.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Cross's speech about hate for hate's sake being pointless is what causes Hancock to spare Marguerite after the latter correctly reasons that the sisters' powers come from Devil Fruits, and slowly open up to the other Kuja Pirates.
Great Kung Fu Fleet
Alabasta's entire population of Kung Fu Dugongs, inspired by Luffy's strength and Cross's words to seek their most challenging fights in piracy. They began with one ship formed from salvaged shipwrecks off Alabasta's coast, but their modus operandi is hijacking other ships for their usage. As of the Skelter Bite arc, they have obtained an entire faction of Millennial Dragons in their ranks.
- Ascended Extra: In canon, the Dugongs only appeared as one-off characters/creatures that the Straw Hats encountered in Alabasta, helping them out once en route to Alubarna. Here, they're a formidable pirate fleet, capable of disabling battleships in the blink of an eye.
- Almighty Janitor: They have still yet to get bounties, excluding Boss and the TDWS post-Enies Lobby.
- Always Second Best: Captain née Chief Dugong is this to Boss. Not that he minds.
- Blade on a Stick: Captain Dugong's main weapon and he is very skilled with it.
- Boarding Party: Has made a habit about capturing other ships for their use.
- Dig Attack: Oceanic version: their initial attacks on enemy crews involve pushing their submerged ships out of the water at high speeds, sending any other ship in their way flying.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: The Fleet now counts among its ranks a faction of Millennial Dragons. According to Captain, they were in the vicinity of Warship Island during the events of Strong World and met the dragons, who then chose to join the Fleet.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: They're the result of mating between sea-turtles and manatees. As in, there were originally two separate populations of turtles and manatees in Alabasta, and they interbred themselves into extinction, creating the Kung Fu Dugongs.
- Monster Adventurers: An entire faction of turtle-manatees and dragons being pirates on the Six Oceans.
- Papa Wolf: His reaction to hearing that Boss and the TDWS got eaten by Lily Carnation:Captain Dugong: FIND ME THAT GODS-BE-DAMMED ISLAND RIGHT THE HELL NOW! FIND IT SO I THAT CAN RIP THAT FUCKING BASTARD'S SKULL OUT THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AND CRUSH IT WITH MY OWN BARE FLIPPERS!!!
- Parental Sexuality Squick: They're very embarrassed about their racial origins as the result of extended turtle/manatee interbreeding, and strictly deny it.
A mysterious being with uncanny abilities related to memories. He served as protector of an island in Paradise until the arrival of Smoker and Tashigi. He is now allied with them and the Masons as a whole.
- A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Uses his powers to refresh Cross's memories and accidentally sees the memory of Ace's death in canon. It's enough to drive him to tears.
- Canon Foreigner: He comes from the Wii-exclusive game One Piece: Unlimited Adventure.
- Carry a Big Stick: His weapon is a croquet mallet-like maul which also serves as a Magic Wand to channel his powers.
- Ear Wings: Has a pair of these.
- Everyone Has Standards: He quite enjoys hitting people with his mallet and seems mainly exasperated by the guys surrounding himunderstandable since they're the Straw Hat Pirates and The Ditz Tashigibut expresses genuine compassion for Cross after forcing him to relive Ace's death.
- Exposition Beam: He is capable of tapping into a being's memories and sharing them telepathically with anyone in the vicinity by whacking said being with his hammer.
- Memory-Wiping Crew: He is a member of the New World Masons Cleaners due to his abilities.
- Mix-and-Match Critter: Is described as a mix between a rabbit and a wolf.
- Noodle Incident: The circumstances which lead to Smoker and Tashigi meeting him on his island is still unknown.
- Silent Snarker: He doesn't talk, but is no less capable of demonstrating his exasperation with gestures. Most notably, a Face Palm whenever Tashigi misunderstands his other gestures because she's forgotten her glasses.
- The Speechless: Doesn't speak and Soundbite is unable to give him a voice.
A former small-time mafia don and leader of the Rosy Life Riders, formerly the Flying Fish Riders. He was born with an unnaturally ugly face which got even worse thanks to Sanji's drawn bounty making others mistake him for the pirate. When the two crossed paths, Sanji beat him and, using his kicks, rearranged his facial structure into a much more beautiful form. Duval subsequently became a steadfast ally of the Straw Hats and, eventually, the Masons under the codename of Bison.
- Doppelgänger: Unwittingly to Sanji's drawn bounty thanks to Attachan not getting Sanji's photo. It was getting mistaken for the cook and hunted down because of it that drove him to a vendetta against Sanji and the Straw Hats as a whole.
- HeelFace Turn: Once Sanji "fixed" his face, he dropped his vendetta and became a steadfast ally.
- Gonk: He was born with a very ugly face that shocked even his mother. It was this same face that was later drawn in Sanji's bounty posters since Attachan forgot to remove the lens cap for his photo.
- Magic Plastic Surgery: How else would you explain getting a salvo of kicks to the face actually restructuring the face and becoming more handsome in the process?
- Man in the Iron Mask: Used one to hide his face from bounty hunters and the Marines. He naturally ditches it after his new attitude and face.
- Secret Test of Character: After getting his face fixed and learning the Macro Pirates apparently got away with Keimi, he apologized profusely and was on his way to get her back when Soundbite lampshades this trope to test whether he truly did change and reveals Chopper and Su already beat the Macros and saved Keimi.
- Undying Loyalty: To Sanji and the Straw Hats after fixing his face. He even becomes part of the Masons after the Sabaody Revolution ends.