Short SummaryFollowing his defeat at the hands of the Straw Hats and Pekoms of the Big Mom pirates, Caribou attempts to set out into the New World.
At Fishman Island's mermaid cove, Caribou is once again trying to kidnap mermaids. This time, Jimbei is there to put a stop to it, and takes the pirate away from the island. Caribou is dropped off at the G5 Marine Base, but before the sailors can start torturing him, Coribou and the rest of his crew show up to save their Bro-Bro. During the fighting, Caribou takes their pirate ship, leaving his brother and men to the Marines. However, Caribou ends up sailing into a storm. He manages to make it to an island before passing out.
Caribou wakes up being tended to by a little old lady. While the lady sleeps, he steals her jewelry and when she wakes up she gives him a packed lunch, sending him on his way. On his way to the port, Caribou is confronted by some soldiers calling him Gaburu. Said soldiers are chased off by the old lady, but now Caribou's interest is piqued. Going back, he finds a weapon's factory and learns that he's an exact double for the revolutionary Gaburu. The workers begin to revolt, but this is the island ruled by Kaido, and Scotch quickly puts the revolt down. Fleeing back to the granny's house, Caribou finds it in ruins, and that Gaburu was the old lady's grandson. Scotch attacks the house, and granny puts herself between the two men, giving Caribou another chance to flee. At the beach, Caribou finds his crew escaped G5 by stealing their ship, and that Coribou holds no grudge for Caribou's earlier actions; their grandmother always told them to get along, right?
Back in town, Scotch prepares to kill Gaburu's grandmother as a warning to all, when a ship appears on the horizon. It's Gaburu!...as impersonated by Caribou. Caribou uses his Swamp-Swamp powers to take down both Scotch and the factory. But just as everyone is celebrating their victory, X. Drake appears and takes down Caribou. Just before Caribou is dragged off by the ex-Marine, Gaburu's grandmother gives her 'grandson' one last pie. After X. Drake sails away with Caribou, granny visits Gaburu's grave, revealing that she knew Caribou was a fake to Coribou and company.
Caribou's New World Kee Hee Hee has the following tropes
- Adapted Out: Averted with Episode 921, showing an abridged retelling of the cover story when it reintroduces Caribou in the Udon prison.
- Balloon Belly: Caribou gets this after absorbing Scotch and his weapons factory, which allowed him to be easily defeated by X. Drake.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Possibly the reason why Caribou went back to save the old lady, who nursed him back to health after he was marooned on her island. It may be also due to Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas as Caribou and his brother were raised by their grandmother as kids.
- Big Bad: Scotch, the main villain of Caribou's arc, who uses the people of Gaburu's island as cheap labor to make weapons.
- Bittersweet Ending: Caribou, while impersonating the revolutionary leader Gaburu, helps Scotch's workers rebel against their boss and destroy the weapons factory. But before he could bask in his victory, he is quickly defeated and dragged away by X. Drake, leaving Caribou's pirate crew, Gaburu's grandmother, and the workers in tears. Also, it turns out that the real Gaburu was dead all along.
- Big Damn Villains: Caribou comes back with his crew to save Gaburu's grandmother and the revolutionaries from Scotch by impersonating Gaburu, giving the revolutionaries enough hope to continue fighting. They win.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: As per usual, this time delivered by Jimbei. In the end he's also defeated by X Drake shortly after defeating Scotch.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Caribou exploited his resemblance to Gaburu to lead the revolutionaries to move against Scotch.
- Doppelgänger: Caribou learns he looks exactly like Revolutionary leader Gaburu. His reaction says it all.
- Due to the Dead: The old lady is seen praying at her grandson's grave, revealing to Caribou's crew that the real Gaburu was dead all along.
- Easily Forgiven: Caribou's pirate crew have no hard feelings towards their captain for abandoning them. Coribou in particular is just happy to see his brother again, because their grandmother always told them to get along and stick together no matter what.
- Expy: Gaburu is modeled after Che Guevara.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: When Caribou, Coribou and their allies are celebrating their victory, suddenly a dinosaur attacks them.
- The dinosaur turns out to be X Drake. He then kidnaps Caribou.
- Hammerspace: Caribou's Numa Numa Fruit powers can let him drown an entire factory. He's then left with Balloon Belly afterwards.
- Humiliation Conga: The arc in general for Caribou. He's become so pathetic that you might as well start feeling sorry for him.
- Jerkass: Caribou. The story begins with him trying to kidnap mermaids (again), then he runs away while his crew is dealing with the Marines, and later he steals from an old lady while she sleeps.
- Pet the Dog: However, when Kaidou's cyborg subordinate Scotch attacks her, Caribou comes back dressed as Gaburu and tries to rescue her.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Just after Caribou abandons his brother and men to save himself, he sails into a storm. The title of that episode is, "Punished by the Heavens"
- Never Mess with Granny: The revolutionaries searching for Caribou thinking he's their leader Gaburu get easily chased away by a little old lady.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: The old lady knew all along that her "grandson" was Serial Killer Caribou, but chose not to reveal it to the revolutionaries as to not break their hearts.
- Posthumous Character: Gaburu, who died before Caribou's arrival on his island.
- Protagonist Title: Caribou's name is used as the title for this mini-series.
- Signature Laugh: "Kehihihi". It's even in the title.
- Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: Both the old lady and the revolutionaries mistake Caribou for Gaburu because of their extremely similar appearance. It's later subverted in that the old lady knew all along who Caribou was, but decided to keep quiet for the revolutionaries' sake.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After spending most of his appearances being used as everyone's punching bag, Caribou proves that he's earned his bounty by taking down one of Kaido's men and destroying a factory with his powers.
- Took a Level in Badass: A villainous example with Caribou, who earns his bounty by provoking an uprising against Scotch, one of Kaido's men, and destroying Scotch's weapons factory.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Gaburu's seem to be his grandmother's meat pies. Caribou is given meat pies to eat by the old lady under the impression that Caribou is really her grandson.