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Tell It To the Marines is a One Piece'' Self-Insert Fan Fiction by Tsume Yuki. The female protagonist Dracule Riskua born as the result of a one-night stand between Dracule Raowl (Mihawk's younger sister) and Red-Haired Shanks. She develops a dream to be the greatest Haki expert in the world, gaining training to that effect from her father and uncle, and at the age of nine, she leaves her home island with Shanks at her dying mother's request, and he naturally takes her to Dawn Island where she becomes Luffy's big sister. The fic began in October 2016. It reached the Top 20 One Piece fics five months later, and the Top 10 two months after that.


Tropes contained in Tell It To The Marines

  • Attractive Bent-Gender: In order to smuggle Sabo out of Dawn Island, Ivankov transforms him into a girl, much to his ire and Riskua's amusement. Luffy remarks that Sabo makes a very pretty girl.
  • Badass Adorable: Luffy.
  • Bash Brothers: The ASL brothers kick a lot of arse together. Luffy also develops this with Zorro. Riskua, Sabo and Koala during Riskua's two year tenure with the Revolutionaries.
  • Bi the Way: Sabo is equally attracted to men and women. Nami crushes on Sabo, Riskua and Koala. Trafalgar Law is also hinted to swing both ways.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Riskua, Sabo, and Koala for Cocoyashi village. They liberate it from Arlong 3 years before schedule. Luffy also rescues Nami from Nezumi
  • Cool Big Sis: Riskua full stop towards Luffy. She introduces herself to him by saving him from a wolf and proceeds to be his authority figure, the source of emotional support and partner in crime. Later she becomes his first mate.
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  • Cool Uncle: Mihawk to Riskua. He helps her develop her Haki and fighting skills, is supportive of her decision not to take up the sword, visits her as much as his career will allow and keeps her relatively safe by not correcting the marines when they think he is her father.
  • Disappeared Dad: As per canon, Monkey D. Dragon, Riskua holds a grudge toward him for it. Shanks is forced to be one much to his disappointment.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Ace invades Riskua and Sabo's fort to steal their drinkable water. He ends up finding Riskua's lingerie drawer and becomes thoroughly distracted by the contents.
    • Sabo and Riskua sunbathe on the deck of the Moby Dick while visiting Ace. Marco and Ace have to chase away a lot of ooglers.
  • Doting Parent: Shanks happily talks the ear off anyone trustworthy enough to be informed that he has a daughter.
  • The Gadfly: Sabo takes almost sadistic pleasure in teasing the heck out of Ace and Riskua.
  • Going Commando: While traveling with the Heart Pirates Riskua only has one change of clothes, Law has to examine her injuries while her panties are in the wash. In one of the Omakes, the Strawhats plus Ace, Sabo and Koala play strip poker on a day Riskua decided to go commando.
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  • Green-Eyed Monster: A lot of Ace's initial meanness and bratty behavior toward Luffy and Riskua is due to him being jealous of the unconditional affection/love between the two of them.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: The Marine top brass and Dofflamingo end up concluding that Mihawk is Riskua's father. Mihawk, who is in the room, laughs at them but does not bother to correct them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Buggy is an utter asshole but even he would not sink so low as to rat out Riskua's real paternity. After all, he remembers what happened in Baterilla. He might hate Shanks but he will not use in his words, an innocent to get back to his old rival.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The omakes show that Riskua and Ace do get together.
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  • I Am Not Pretty: Riskua does not believe that she is attractive due to her unusual eyes and small bust. Ace, Trafalgar Law and a large part of the Whitebeards would beg to differ. So would Nami.
  • I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship: Ace is in love with Riskua but afraid to act on those feelings for fear to destroying their friendship.
  • Little Miss Badass: By the age of nine, Riskua is able to to kill a Mount Columbo wolf with one hit.
  • MS Fanservice: After two years of Winter Islands, Riskua has a habit of sunbathing on the decks of ships wearing only a tiny thong. Sanji ends up having a massive Nose Bleed. The Whitebeards walk into the masts of the Moby dick.
  • MR Fanservice: Sabo ends up joining her whenever she does that.
  • Oblivious to Love: Ace has been in love with Riskua since he hit puberty, she is completely unaware, despite Sabo's blatant statements.
  • Overprotective Dad: Shanks freaks out when Riskua mentions that she wants to have at least three children.In an omake He ends up attacking Ace after being clued in that he and Riskua are together.
  • Power Incontinence: When Shanks was a child he awakened his Conqueror's Haki and was unable to turn it off, causing every person and animal around him to pass out. Thankfully Roger found him and was able to help him control it.
  • Properly Paranoid: Riskua purposefully invokes this on Thatch. It works.
  • Reality Ensues: Despite understanding the reasons for Ace's behavior at first eventually Riskua hits her limit and starts to utterly ignore him until he stops being a brat
    • The first time Conqueror's Haki is used someone ends up recognizing Roger in Ace. Riskua is forced to kill for the very first time.
    • Riskua's Revolutionary missions are most often located in Winter Islands. Once her two years of volunteering for the cause are over she ensures to sunbathe as much as possible in warmer climates.
  • Really Gets Around: Sabo has friendships with benefits with several of his fellow revolutionaries, had a one night stand with Nojiko, a threesome with two women he rescued and is hinted to have a fling with one of the Whitebeards.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Riskua knows pretty much all the secrets the Straw Hats and a lot of other characters have. They themselves have no idea.
    • Buggy figures out whose daughter Riskua really is after taking one look at her. He decides to keep quiet about it since he has standards.
  • Shipper on Deck: Riskua is one for Shanks and Makino.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Thatch survives Blackbeard's attack. While visiting the Whitebeards, Riskua told him that while spying around for the Revolutionaries she had heard that someone had joined a powerful crew in order to obtain a specific fruit and were willing to do anything to get it. Even commit mutiny and murder a crewmate. The resulting paranoia enables Thatch to see the attack coming and manage to survive.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Riskua has Shanks hair, skin tone, and facial features. The only typically Dracule feature she has is her ringed golden eyes.
  • Technical Virgin: Riskua, after spending a few days on the Polar Tang with Law.
  • Through His Stomach: Thatch manages to earn Ace's trust by feeding him.
  • Willfully Weak: The first and so far only time Riskua used Conqueror's Haki she had to kill a pirate that noticed the resemblance between Ace and Roger. The emotional trauma has sealed her Conqueror's Haki. She also advises Ace to keep his own, well developed and powerful Haki as either as a last resort move or to only use if he can stand to kill his opponent.


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