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Will-Powered is a One Piece Self-Insert Fan Fiction written by EXNativo and edited by TheRealEvanSG.

Casket is a young man who one day dies, only to find out he has been caught up in deals between Life and Death, in the form of being brutally tossed into the world of One Piece. He is given only a new, soulless body, and a single finger coated permanently in Armament Haki that occasionally gets hijacked by Intern, the intern of Death who shanghai'd him to his new world in the first place. Eventually, the Straw Hats land on the canon island he ends up on, and he decides to attempt to join them. However, unfortunately for Casket, he never actually watched or read much of the series; the little knowledge he has is mostly from Fan Fiction of it.


Also found on SpaceBattles.

Will-Powered provides examples of:

  • Absurd Phobia: For reasons he himself cannot explain, restaurants always make Casket nervous.
  • Acceptable Breaks from Canon: Johnny and Yosaku never had a dolphin friend named Flipper in the original story. Here they do.
  • Achilles' Heel: The only places Casket is able to feel pain in are his back and his shoulder.
  • And I Must Scream: Getting a new body is so utterly painful for Casket that he wishes he could scream, although he doesn't even have a mouth to do so at the time.
  • Back from the Dead: Casket, sort of, due to interference from Intern.
  • Background Music: As Casket is about to fire his arrow in chapter 4, he observes that in an anime, this would be the perfect time for his theme song to play. Somehow, one DOES anyway.
    Zoro: [confused] Where is that music coming from...?
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  • Bait-and-Switch: In chapter 4, it seems as though, despite his severe lack of confidence in his archery skill, Casket's arrow is going to actually hit his rock outcropping target. The rock even seems to move to let him hit it, and on top of that, Background Music plays for him. But at the very last moment... a dolphin leaps out of the water, right into the arrow's path.
  • Battle Cry: The dolphins use two.
    Dolphin 1: For the Kingdom!
    Dolphin 2: For the Motherland!
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted for Nami after the Eldritch Dolphin Incident.
  • Black Comedy:
    • The SI's name is really Lucas DeMitri Cask, but all his friends call him Casket because he's philosophical about death.
    • In response to Johnny's fury at the dolphin Flipper's untimely death:
      Casket: Alright, hey, look on the bright side... I'm sure he was delicious.
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    • Casket jokingly tells Patty that what he wants to order is brains in chapter 6. Patty delivers.
  • Body Backup Drive: After Casket dies in chapter 1, Intern shanghai's him into a new body made for a World of Badass.
  • Body Horror: The process Casket undergoes in chapter 1 to get his Body Backup Drive.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Gaimon seems to live on this principal.
    • Gaimon introduces himself to the protagonist with a bullet to Casket's face.
    • This is also how he greets him after Casket explodes himself.
  • Brain Food: Patty serves Casket a plate of Sea King brains, which the pirate actually takes a bite of, despite his order being a snarky joke.
  • Bring It: Casket's resigned declaration to Zoro after the latter suggests that Casket become his human training dummy.
  • Came Back Strong: Casket's second body is one that belongs in a World of Badass, unlike his old one.
  • Cartoon Physics: According to Word of God, the reason why Gaimon just happened to have a bucket, land mine, and clown's shoe in the exact path that Casket was taking to him and the Straw Hats.
  • Catch and Return: Chapter 10 has Casket catching a grenade tossed into the Merry and then sending it right back where it came from.
  • Celibate Hero: Casket's entirely asexual, just like his author.
  • Change the Uncomfortable Subject: After the Stunned Silence in chapter 4, Usopp of all people is the first to recover, and asks about Casket's skill with his bow. It does the trick and lightens the mood.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Casket's "battle" with Krieg resulted in the latter's head literally punched off from his body by mere accident.
    • Not even Arlong lasted long against Casket. This was due to the latter's Haki and his decision to quickly end the fight by delivering a Haki-empowered punch to the fishman's balls.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Casket definitely achieves this label with the arrival of chapter 6, taking immense enjoyment out of making fun of Fullbody.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Casket points out to the Arlong Pirates that their plans to conquer East Blue is flawed; they didn't know that it is the birthplace of powerhouses such as Monkey D. Garp and Yasopp.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Casket accidentally killed Krieg because he didn't realize just how strong his Percentile punches could be.
  • Doing In the Wizard: Casket claims that in real life, the Baratie is nothing special on the inside, and just looks like a normal restaurant.
  • Dolphins, Dolphins Everywhere: Played as straight as it can get in Chapter 10, when the crew ends up having to take on an entire dolphin army.
  • Double Take:
    • After Casket orders brains to eat, Patty starts to right it down, before the order registers and he jolts upright.
    • Another instance happens in Chapter 13.
      Narration: Oh, Nami found a Shark God... wait, wut.
  • Earn Your Fun: Casket must get strong enough to defeat an agent of Life in order to be able to finally pass on. An agent of life in the form of the strongest person to ever live in this universe. Given the universe is One Piece, his odds don't look good.
  • Eating Optional: Casket, having a soulless body, does not need to eat. In fact, if he does, whatever he consumes doesn't even get digested. Quite possibly the most tragic aspect about the story, considering Sanji's a thing.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Dolphin King. Not only is he absolutely enormous, tall enough to blot out the sun; he also has small, various appendages attached to his body that seem to twitch randomly, outcroppings of skin and flesh whose purpose is unknown, and arcane markings that pulse in time to its heartbeat. It's enough to make even Casket feel insignificant.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Casket doesn't like picking fun at people who take it all in emotionlessly and then go home and cry, claiming that's sad, not funny. People who let it get to them and make a fool of themselves in public because of it, however? Fair game.
  • Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: As if killing a dolphin with his arrow by accident wasn't bad enough for Casket, sharks immediately swarm the creature's corpse and eat all but its bones and head.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: When Casket figures out how he can repair the Merry in Chapter 11.
  • Fan Fiction: The story is based on adding a person into One Piece.
  • Fanwork-Only Fans: Casket is this for One Piece. He has read plenty of fanfiction for the series, but isn't very aware of the canon plot.
  • For Want of a Nail:
    • The quick and sudden death of Krieg caused Nami to remain with the Strawhats and explaining to them of the situation of Cocoyasi Village. Consequently, Nami wasn't present at Arlong Park to prevent the kid from trying to kill Arlong and he gets mortally wounded.
  • Generic Name: What did Johnny and Yosaku name their dolphin companion? Flipper.
  • Genre Blindness: Casket, who has very little knowledge of the events of the anime/manga outside of fanfiction he's read.
  • Groin Attack: Casket defeat Arlong by delivering a (non-fatal) Haki-empowered punch to his balls. Arlong's state of his balls being speculated to have been obliterated is such that Casket even felt a bit sorry for what he just did.
  • Healing Factor: Casket's Body Backup Drive comes fully equipped with auto-regeneration at no extra cost, the only thing that apparently doesn't magically regen being his blood. Good thing he doesn't need it, since he's technically not alive.
  • I'll Kill You!: Johnny shouts this when he realizes that Casket's the cause of Flipper's untimely death. And he actually tries to follow through with it in a surprisingly cold-blooded manner.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: The mere thought of how delicious the items on the Baratie's menu would be is enough to bring tears to Casket's eyes — especially since he physically can't eat any of it.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills:
    • Averted in one instance. Just when it looks as though Casket is going to defy all odds in chapter 4 and actually hit what he's aiming at — the rock outcropping in question even appears to move to accommodate him! — a dolphin jumps out of the water right in the arrow's path.
    • Played straight in Chapter 12, when Casket somehow manages to "punch the ship" at just enough power, and just the right angle, to land them right in front of the entrance to Arlong Park.
  • Instant Death Bullet: Casket's arrow somehow kills Flipper the dolphin in one clean shot, despite being made of sticks and pieces of rock.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: During Casket's interrogation with one of Nezumi's Marines, it is revealed that Nezumi was threatening the lives of his men's families and loved one to keep them from disobeying him or informing anyone on his activities with Arlong.
  • Jerkass God:
    • Intern. He's a R.O.B. working in Death, who took Casket and threw him unwillingly into the world of a show he knows hardly anything about. He randomly hijacks Casket's finger to write information down, whether Casket wants this to happen or not. He even tried to make Casket eat a Devil Fruit.
    • Whatever otherworldly being hijacked the mirror Casket was looking into after his mini Heroic BSoD. Due to the non-comedic nature of its writing, it can be assumed that it wasn't Intern.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Fullbody is fully aware he can't beat Casket in an outright fight, so instead he doesn't actually fight the guy, winning by "being the better man."
  • Magnetic Hero: Luffy is so ridiculously charismatic, he managed to make friends of two raging people (Johnny and Yosaku) looking to kill one of his crew members faster than Casket, said crew member, could believe.
  • Mook Horror Show: Captain Nezumi and his men try to gun down Casket with no effect at all. Casket just waited for the gunfire to stop before he makes his move. Throughout the whole thing, Nezumi's division was horrified because in reality they did not want to shoot Casket at all.
  • Murphy's Law:
    • Casket walks up to the Straw Hats running through millions of different scenarios to impress them — and of course, steps into first a bucket, then a squeaky clown shoe, and finally a land mine. He doesn't even get the chance to throw it away so it won't explode around him.
    • Casket's attempt to show off his archery skills after Usopp's query in chapter 4 is definitely this. Everything's going peachy until the dolphin gets shot.
  • The Needless: Due to being a soulless meat skin, eating and sleeping have no functionality for Casket. He can survive without them just fine.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: No one bothers to try and help out Casket when Zoro declares him to be his human dummy. Understandable, since this is, after all, Zoro.
  • No Sympathy: Casket in regards to his mocking of Fullbody.
    Narration: Did I feel bad? Maybe in the deepest, darkest recesses of my heart... Nope. Not even there.
  • No Time to Explain: When the Straw Hats come out on deck to witness their ship getting overrun by dolphins, Casket, not knowing what else to say, shouts this before leaping back into action.
  • Oh, Crap!: When Casket realizes that the crew has strayed into the Calm Belt, an exhausted Nami has only one response: "...Shit."
  • One-Hit Kill: Krieg gets absolutely destroyed by Casket in one hit before the guy can even really do anything except say a few things.
  • On One Condition: Casket seems to only agree to eat his Devil Fruit if it will enable him to fix Merry after the ship gets ripped up due to the Dolphin King.
  • Point of No Return: At the end of Chapter 10, Casket at last chooses to eat his Devil Fruit.
  • Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: Averted in that the Shark God Prophecy doesn't rhyme at all.
  • The Prophecy: There seems to be a prophecy floating about in at least the East Blue, about the Shark God who can "breathe life into those fallen in battle..." And three guesses as to who it's about; the first two don't count.
  • Rule of Symbolism: All of the Straw Hats' souls when viewed through Casket's powers have some symbolic meaning showing what's most important to them, or their personalities. Luffy's is a little devil-like thing, representing his Devil Fruit; Zoro's is three swords and is green; Sanji's is dress shoes and yellow; Usopp's has his hair style and is dark green; Nami's is fainter than the other's and dark red.
  • Run or Die: The Arlong Pirates' reactions to the utter defeat of their captain at the Haki-empowered hands of Casket is to turn tail and run back to Arlong Park.
  • Sapient Cetaceans: Dolphins are apparently so sapient in the Will-Powered world that not only are the able to somehow obtain, hold, and use human weapons, but they appear to understand the human language, and even have an enormous king who can talk.
  • Self-Insert: Casket is EXNativo, only having died in the shower.
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  • Signature Laugh: Since this is a One Piece fanfic, you just know that Casket has to have one, and of course, he does: "Zheekeehihihi!"
  • The Sleepless: Casket survives for many days while outmaneuvering Gaimon without any sleep whatsoever. He is even appointed lookout due to being this.
  • Speak in Unison:
    • When Casket says he'll punch the ship out of the Calm Belt, a confused Luffy, Zoro, Johnny, and Yosaku echo him in tandem.
    • This happens when all the Conomi Island villagers are shouting, "All hail the Shark God! All hail the Shark God!"
  • Stunned Silence:
    • The Straw Hats' reactions (even Luffy!) after Casket shows off his Body Backup Drive in all its regenerating glory.
    • This is the initial reaction of all the Straw Hats (including Casket himself) after he shoots a dolphin by pure accident in chapter 4.
    • And again in Chapter 10, with the appearance of the Dolphin King.
    • Everyone's reactions, both fishmen and humans, to Casket defeating Arlong via Groin Attack.
  • Super Breath: The sheer force given off by the Dolphin King's voice alone is able to create strong enough winds to send the Straw Hats from being en route from the Baratie to Conomi Islands, clear into the Calm Belt in seconds.
  • Tempting Fate: Casket, trying to be optimistic whilst almost speared by many sharp objects sticking out of the water, starts to say, "Well at least it can't get any worse!" And, of course, it does.
  • Tennis Boss: In chapter 6, Casket responds to Fullbody opening fire upon the Going Merry by catching the cannonball and throwing it right back at the Marine Captain.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Nezumi's reaction to Casket for defeating Arlong is by ordering his soldiers to fire on him, after Casket explains to him and his Marines what he just did. The corrupt Marine Captain gets knocked off his feet by a pair of Arlong's jaws.
  • To Win Without Fighting: Fullbody in chapter 7. He gets one up over on Casket by granting him and his crew 24-hour amnesty as a result of Casket stopping Ghin's bullet, and therefore making Casket the unhonorable loser should he try to continue the fight.
  • Turns Red: When Fullbody can't take the public mockery anymore, his eyes do this in his vengeful attack.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: In chapter 4, Casket is sure that there's no way he can cause any harm by firing a "sharp rock on a stick" at a larger rock. There is.
  • Whip It Good: As Casket is complaining about being made to pull the ship Mohmoo-style to the Baratie in return for losing time, he thinks he sees someone cradling a whip.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Casket correctly guesses that only Krieg's crew are really dying from hunger; Krieg and his elite commanders were hoarding the rest of their food to themselves.
  • You Bastard!: Johnny screams this in rage upon realizing Casket is the one who (accidentally) killed his and Yosaku's dolphin companion, Flipper.
  • You Can Panic Now: After the Sea King that the Going Merry is sitting on has went back underwater, Usopp desperately asks for permission to scream, which Casket warned him not to do. Casket says yes, and Usopp screams as loudly as he can.
  • You Did the Right Thing: When Casket hands over the golden coin he found to Gaimon, who was searching for the treasure, despite everything Gaimon put him through, Luffy's grin says all.


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