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Shinobi of the High Seas by Kenchi618 is a crossover fanfic between Naruto and One Piece that takes a rather cliche and overdone idea and takes it in a completely different direction than expected, resulting in something both original and highly awesome.

The story's premise is that a semi-immortal Naruto, many, many years after ending the Fourth Shinobi War and bringing peace to the Elemental Nations, decides that there is no longer any place for him there and sets out on a small merchant's ship to explore the world. After running into and capturing a pirate crew, he sails to a small town to collect the bounties; he finds the town empty save for a lone dog in front of a pet shop and a strange ship similar to a carousel...

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While most crossovers simply just have Naruto join Luffy's crew from some point in the original manga's storyline—in this case, the Buggy arc—the author of this fic tries something different. Naruto does travel with Luffy at first, he soon splits off and gets his own ship and crew consisting of main characters from certain arcs of One Piece together to enter then Grand Line. While e does come across Luffy and Crew during some of the more major plot points, Naruto and his crew have their own adventures, running into many familiar faces from the One Piece-verse along the way.

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  • Achievements in Ignorance: The crew completely bypass Reverse Mountain and shorten their trip slightly by moving the ship onto the Calm Belt, simply because Naruto has no idea the Calm Belt is supposed to be dangerous.
  • The Alcoholic: Many times Soren can be found idly drinking, or already drunk, more than any other character on the crew. Once Byron joined, Soren's drinking increased since Byron can make his own liquor.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Lampshaded; Sengoku states that the new Fleet Admiral shouldn't be determined by who can kill the criminal with the highest bounty.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: When Perona attacks the crew and terrorizes them with her ghosts, she's beaten by Paulie tying up her physical body and dumping her in a tub of water.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: During the Alabasta arc, Johnny and Yosaku's strongest techniques leave them unable to use their legs and hands, respectively.
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  • Big "NO!": Akainu's last moment before Naruto kills him has him yell out "NO!".
  • Blessed with Suck: Nojiko develops Observation Haki very early. Unfortunately, between her natural inclination towards it and constant use, it keeps getting stronger and she can't turn it off, leading to her sensing problems like Sea Kings over a mile away, and getting immense migraines from viewing battles that are too fast for her mind to keep up. Subverted later, as although she still can't turn it off, she eventually learns to direct what she senses, namely the weather around the ship.
  • Boring, but Practical: Soren's solution for his acidic powers draining his bodily fluids is to simply keep a canteen full of lemon juice on him. And since lemon juice is a reasonably common cooking ingredient and drink, he has no problems restocking.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Naruto tells Akainu that while their fight might be one of the most important fights of the Admiral's life, Naruto probably won't remember it in three weeks time.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Unlike Nami, Nojiko gets drunk rather easily. Naruto notes it as being a perfect sign they're not actually related.
  • Cast From Hit Points: Soren's strongest acid is made from his blood.
  • Catch Phrase: Naruto finds himself exclaiming "dattebyo!" multiple times over the course of his travels, despite the fact it's both been years since he's used it and that it annoys him to say it as well.
  • Death of a Thousand Cuts: Soren overwhelms Marigold's haki by hitting the exact same spot a hundred times in quick succession.
  • Death from Above: Taken Up to Eleven when Ms. Valentine combines haki with a fall of several thousand meters at her maximum weight. She uses it to kill a worm whose mouth was the size of a battleship and remarks upon the crater as being a "new personal best".
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The CP9 are willing to ally with Naruto after their defeat.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Yes Capone, surely a man with nearly double your bounty wouldn't be able to fight through an army of mooks and then lobotomize you by melting the controls of your fortress/body.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: At the end of the short battle between Trafalgar Law and Yosaku, Law takes Yosaku's heart and offers to return it so as not to incur Naruto's wrath. Not only does Yosaku refuse the return of his vital organ, he demands that Paulie and Johnny keep their mouths shut about it, and tells Law that he'll take his own heart back himself.
  • Dr. Jerk: Muret regularly lays into the crew for the injuries they get. Naruto is actually glad for it, since it means she cares enough to get upset about them getting hurt.
  • Elemental Baggage: Averted with Soren. He can turn any of his bodily fluids into acid but doing so naturally dehydrates him. He carries a canteen filled with lemon juice to keep himself hydrated, as drinking acidic fluids lets him make more potent acids while using less liquid.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Kidd is disgusted with the slave auctions. This is the same man who killed everyone on an entire island because they laughed at him.
    • Vice-Admiral Onigumo holds nothing but contempt for Spandam and expresses open bewilderment that such a wretched individual got such a high-ranking government job.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: In the New World, even the ground can be lethal, as shown on Risky Red Island where the ground has naturally occurring high explosives mixed in the sand.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: Naruto is in the middle of wondering where a fruit that would let someone turn into lava would come from when he realizes he knows exactly where Devil Fruits come from; The Shinju.
  • Extremely Short Time Span: Averted. According to Robin, as of the timeskip it's been a year since she joined the crew, while in canon, only three months passed between Luffy starting his journey and the timeskip.
  • A God I Am Not: Despite being semi-immortal and ridiculously powerful, Naruto does not consider himself a god - in fact, he hates when anyone refers to him as such.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Soren lobotomizes Capone Bege after the latter draws him into his fortress-like body.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed:
    • Naruto reveals that his headband is a Power Limiter, complete with a "World of Cardboard" Speech. He then removes it and proceeds to kick the crap out of one of the CP9, destroy two-thirds of the Buster Call fleet, one-shot a Vice Admiral who was using Armament Haki, and fight Admiral Aokiji to a stalemate.
    • After the Time Skip, Soren has a hard time fighting an enemy until he decides to use haki. He rarely uses it because he worked hard to master Rokushiki and finds the ease of haki to be bullshit.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Johnny and Yosaku'a original reason for joining the crew is because they think Naruto can make them strong. Even after getting stronger and surviving multiple battles that would have outright murdered their canon selves, they still have a low opinion of their skills.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Post timeskip, Nojiko practices sniping using targets three miles away. The fact she's on a ship and aiming at buoys increases the difficulty even further.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: The Marines have basically given up on capturing Vivi given that Naruto can take on an admiral and her connection to the Straw Hats isn't worth the effort.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Naruto defeats Smoker at one point by using a wind jutsu to blow him away.
    • While in her ghost form, Perona's body is helpless. Thus, Paulie simply ties her up and throws her in a tub of water.
  • Mundane Solution: Naruto can't burn Hiraishin markers with his chakra. He can, however, have one tattooed on the inside of his lip so he and his clones can always Hiraishin to each other.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • Ms. Valentine's weight changing powers are used by Yosaku for training.
    • Naruto uses wind chakra to make the Natural Disaster sail faster.
  • Musical Theme Naming: The Dandy Pirates are all named after bands, such as Motörhead and the Twisted Sisters.
  • No-Sell:
    • Arlong bites Naruto in the neck and shoulder, and he doesn't flinch despite the wound.
    • Naruto immortality negated Jewelery Bonney's ability to manipulate his age with her Devil Fruit ability.
    • Naruto's anger at getting most of his crew turned to stone and kidnapped by the Kuja Pirates negated any lust he more than likely otherwise would have had for Boa Hancock's go-to beam attack to work.
    • Due to Soren's acidic abilities, he can simply melt out of any restraints someone tries to put in him. Getting captured in things usually just annoys him more than anything else.
    • Ms. Valentine lands on Naruto's back, then starts increasing her weight. She quickly realizes that Naruto doesn't even notice.
  • Noble Demon: Soren openly admits that he's one evil son of a bitch, but still has lines he doesn't cross and upon his introduction, lets Nojiko flee because he's only interested in fighting Naruto.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: The reason Bellamy's crew hung out at Mock Town was because he liked being the biggest bounty around.
  • Oblivious to Love: Played With; Naruto is fully aware when one of the girls likes him (for the most part), he just plays dumb until they're actually up front with him about it.
  • Off the Rails: Naruto's plan to create a distraction for his crew, get captured, and escape later is promptly derailed when Kizaru decides to just kill him instead.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Miss Valentine has yet to give out her real name, claiming she rather likes her Baroque Works codename.
  • The Only Way They Will Learn: Naruto's reason for not helping the Straw Hats with their fights in Alabasta is that he won't always be around to help them, and they need to be able to stand on their own.
  • Outside-Context Problem: No one on the Grand Line is sure what to make of someone with a variety of unrelated powers and no Devil Fruit weakness to take advantage of. The Marines learn the hard way that Seastone doesn't affect Naruto in the slightest.
  • Papa Wolf: Spandine. When Naruto assaults his HQ, decimates his forces, and threatens him with a Fate Worse than Death if he doesn't disclose Spandam's location, Spandine, though absolutely terrified, refuses to give in. Naruto is so astonished by this that he relents on his threat and manages to get the information he needs diplomatically; he points out that Spandine can simply warn his son of the coming danger and relocate him after Naruto leaves, which benefits them both as Naruto isn't interested in Spandam and Spandine can protect his son.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Naruto and Akainu's fight is so devastating, Kong complains they'll have to redraw maps of the Red Line.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: Implied when Naruto punches Fukuro. While no number is given, Fukuro is initially shocked at Naruto's Doriki before convincing himself that he didn't get a proper reading.
  • Rescue Romance: Every woman who's fallen for Naruto bar Hancock did so after he saved them.
    • Nami and Nojiko after he saved their island from Arlong.
    • Ms. Valentine after he stopped Mr. 5 from killing her.
    • Vivi after he prevented her being a hostage of the World Government.
    • Robin after he stopped the Buster Call and fought Aokiji.
  • Sadist: Miss Valentine is the cruelest member of the Foxhound Pirates, though she tries to hide it from her comrades, Naruto especially, for fear of being judged by them.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Bonney bails when three Pacifista interrupt her eating contest with Naruto.
  • In the early part of chapter 31, Johnny and Yosaku paraphrase Caboose and Church's "what are they doing now" gag.
  • Similar Squad: Exists with some twists between the Foxhound and Straw Hat Pirates.
  • Nojiko, besides being Nami's sister, shares her skills at navigation and her position as the de facto voice of reason in most circumstances. In her combat style, she's closer to Usopp with her marksmanship and variety of weapons.
  • Soren, like Zoro, started as a pirate hunter, although not for the bounties, remains the undisputed second strongest on the crew, gains an incredibly high bounty placing him among the Supernovas, desires to defeat a specific member of the Shichibukai who defeated him in the past, and even shares his alcoholic and layabout tendencies.
  • Positionally, Miss Valentine, like Sanji, is both the crew chef and the third strongest by a good margin. Story-wise, she has more in common with Robin, both having served as Baroque Works officers, and both possessing a good knowledge of the underworld politics of the Grand Line, as well as sharing a fairly pragmatic, even ruthless, view of the world.
  • Vivi and Robin are both are fugitives from the world government, hunted by great powers due to circumstances beyond their control. Both tend towards calm reserve and level-headedness, with occasional displays of child-like humor and wonder contrasted with a strong sense of dignity, all overshadowed by an unshakable trust in the captain that rescued them.
  • Paulie, like Franky, is a shipwright from Water 7, with an ambition to build a ship that can sail the length of the Grand Line, and a strong perverted streak, though Paulie tries to mask it by complaining about shameless women.
  • Byron, as with Brook, is a musician and former captain rescued from enslavement to one of the Shichibukai, and the last member to join the crew before the New World. Both also have Unfinished Business relating to their former crew.
  • Troll: After a shipwright manages to outfit with everything Naruto wants, Naruto admits to putting a few in just to fuck with the guy.
  • Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object: Both parties are highly surprised when a wind imbued kunai thrown by Naruto manages to cut Lucci's hand. The former because it didn't take his entire hand off, the latter because it did any damage.
  • Unwanted Rescue: The marines try to rescue Vivi from Naruto whenever they meet. However, most of them don't understand that Naruto isn't holding her hostage, he's keeping her from being held hostage by the World Government.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: As within One Piece, those with bounties on their head have wanted posters detailing their face, name, a title based on what they are most (in)famous for, and how much they're worth. Naruto is fairly indifferent when he sees his first wanted poster, save for that he's given the nickname "Seed of War". His poster is later revised and his title is changed to "God Sage of Anarchy".
  • War Is Hell: Naruto spent the better part of a century bringing peace to the Elemental Nations, and he's not going to let anyone mess with that, least of all the World Government.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Kizaru has been beaten twice by using a mirror to reflect him away.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever??: While Naruto isn't too overly angsty about all his friends and loved ones having long since passed on, he does come to realize how boring being immortal is. The first line of the fic is Naruto sighing and declaring he's bored.
  • With My Hands Tied: Moments after being tied up by a pissed Paulie, Soren intentionally fights Tashigi with his arms bound to his sides for the duration of the battle when he could have just burned through them.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Naruto manages to barely fight Aokiji to a draw. A few chapters later he struggles with a Vice Admiral because he didn't have time to set up Sage Mode.
  • Younger Than They Look: It's implied that Bonney is a child who used her age powers to turn herself into an adult, as she is incredibly immature and fought ridiculously hard while effected by truth serum not to answer the question of how old she really was.
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