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The One Piece manga and anime series features an extensive cast of characters created by Eiichiro Oda. The series takes place in a fictional universe where vast numbers of pirates, soldiers, revolutionaries, and other adventurers fight each other, using various superhuman and supernatural abilities. The series' storyline follows the adventures of a group of pirates as they search for the series eponymous treasure.

The main character of the series is Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate who wishes to succeed Gol D. Roger, the deceased King of the Pirates, by finding his treasure, the "One Piece". During the course of series, Luffy gathers himself a diverse crew, named the Straw Hat Pirates, including the three-swords-wielding Roronoa Zoro, the master thief and expert navigator Nami, the cowardly marksman and inventor Usopp, the gourmet cook and martial artist Sanji, the anthropomorphic reindeer and doctor Tony Tony Chopper, the archaeologist Nico Robin, the cyborg shipwright Franky, and the living skeleton musician Brook. Together they sail the seas in pursuit of their dreams, encountering other pirates, bounty hunters, criminal organizations, revolutionaries, secret agents and soldiers of the corrupt World Government, and various other friends and foes.

The majority of the characters are human, but the cast also includes, among others, giants, mermen and mermaids, and "fishmen"—beings half human, half fish. Many of the characters possess supernatural abilities gained by eating so called "Devil Fruits".

Creation and conception

Several characters have been stated to be based on actual people, such as Blackbeard (Marshall D. Teach) and Whitebeard (Edward Newgate) being based on the owner of a bar where Oda used to go, and the famous pirate BlackbeardTemplate:Gnr Some other notable examples includes Eustass Kid (Eustace the Monk and William Kidd), X. Drake (Sir Francis Drake), Basil Hawkins (Basil Ringrose and John Hawkins), Capone "Gang" Bege (Al Capone and William Le Sauvage), Trafalgar Law (Edward Low), Jewelry Bonney (Anne Bonny), Urouge (Aruj), Scratchmen Apoo (Chui A-poo),Template:Gnr Roronoa Zoro (François l'Olonnais),Template:Gnr Sanji & Zeff (Red Legs Greaves),Template:Or Lafitte (Jean Lafitte), Bartholomew Kuma (Bartholomew Roberts),Template:Or Captain Morgan (Henry Morgan),Template:Or Alvida (Awilda),Template:Gnr and Bellamy (Samuel Bellamy).Template:Or The transvestite Emporio Ivankov is based on Dr. Frank N. Furter and Norio Imamura. Norio had asked for Oda to draw more okama characters and became Ivankov's first voice actor.Template:Gnr

Oda had created Helmeppo before he created Captain Morgan, Helmeppo's father. Oda originally named Morgan after "Chop," with the character's full title being "Naval Captain Chop" or "Sailor Chop". "Sailor" in Japanese is suihei (水兵?), and "Suihei Chop" is a fighting technique used by Giant Baba, a Japanese wrestler. Oda made several versions of Morgan before settling on the final design. After an editor told Oda that Morgan, in Oda's words, "looked lame", Oda changed Morgan's design to his final style.Template:Gnr

Protagonists

The main protagonists of the One Piece series are all members of the Straw Hat Pirates (麦わらの一味 Mugiwara no Ichimi?), a crew of nine pirates captained by Monkey D. Luffy. The crew's number increases throughout the series, as Luffy recruits new members. Once Usopp joins the Straw Hat Pirates, they gain their own ship, the "Going Merry", which is later destroyed and replaced by a larger and more powerful vessel, the "Thousand Sunny" created by their shipwright Franky.

Monkey D. Luffy

Main article: Monkey D. Luffy

Monkey D. "Straw Hat"[lower-alpha 1] Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ Monkī Dī Rufi?), is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and the primary protagonist of the One Piece series. In the beginning of the series, he accidentally eats the Paramecia-type Gum-Gum Fruit (ゴムゴムの実 Gomu Gomu no Mi?), causing his body to gain the properties of highly stretchable rubber.Template:Gnr These properties are a result of Oda's desire for Luffy's fighting style to be silly, so that no matter how tense a situation gets, the reader can relax without becoming stressed out.[1][title missing][page needed] In addition to his Devil Fruit ability, Luffy eventually learns to use Haki.Template:Gnr After his life is saved by Shanks when he is seven years old, Luffy decides to achieve the tantamount goals of finding the series' titular treasure and succeeding Gold Roger as King of the Pirates.Template:Gnr Ten years later, wearing Shanks' straw hat, he sets out to sea to gather a crew and sail the Grand Line, where the One Piece is supposedly hidden.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Mayumi Tanaka.[2] In the 4Kids Entertainment English adaptation, he is voiced by Bella Hudson.[3] In the Funimation Entertainment English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Colleen Clinkenbeard.[4]

Roronoa Zoro

Main article: Roronoa Zoro

Roronoa "Pirate Hunter"[lower-alpha 2] Zoro (ロロノア・ゾロ?)Template:Gnr, named after François l'Olonnais,Template:Gnr is a swordsman who uses up to three swords, holding the third in his mouth.Template:Gnr To fulfill a promise to his childhood friend and rival, "Kuina",Template:Gnr he decides to become the world's greatest swordsman by defeating Dracule MihawkTemplate:Gnr(Hawkeye Mihawk). Before meeting Luffy, Zoro had become a bounty hunter in order to pay for his living.Template:Gnr Zoro is saved from his executioners by Luffy, who decides to follow his dream as the greatest swordsmen of all four seas.Template:Gnr He makes it clear that he would turn on his captain if he ever stepped between him and his dream,Template:Gnr although he later says that he can not fulfill his dream if he did not help his captain fulfill his. Him and Luffy were the first members of the Straw Hat Pirates.Template:Gnr In the anime adaptation, his voice actor is Kazuya Nakai.[2] In the 4Kids English adaptation, his name is changed to Roronoa Zolo and "Pirate Hunter" Zolo, and is voiced by Marc Diraison.[3] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Christopher R. Sabat.[4]

Nami

Main article: Nami (One Piece)

"Cat Burglar"[lower-alpha 3] Nami (ナミ Nami?) is a keen navigator and thief who recognizes and analyzes even the slightest changes in the weather.Template:Gnr She is also an excellent pickpocket.Template:Gnr Her dream is to draw a complete map of the world.Template:Gnr While she met Luffy early on, she did not want to be a pirate. Later on, she became a member of the Straw Hats when Luffy defeated Arlong and his member and freed her from captivity. Throughout the series, Nami fights using a three-sectioned bo staff. Usopp later provides her with a version of this weapon capable of controlling weather, called the Clima Pact or Climate Baton (天候棒(クリマ・タクト) Kurima Takuto?).Template:Gnr She is voiced by Akemi Okamura.[2] In the 4Kids English adaptation, her name is changed to Nami the "Navigator", and her voice actress is Kerry Williams.[3] In the Funimation English adaptation, her voice is supplied by Luci Christian.[4]

Usopp

Usopp (ウソップ Usoppu?), nicknamed "King of Snipers Sniper King" (狙撃の王様そげキング Sogeki no Ō-sama Sogekingu?), is a liar,Template:Gnr talented inventor,Template:Gnr as well as a skilled painterTemplate:Gnr and sculptor, and he fills the role of the Straw Hat's Sniper.Template:Gnr In combat, Usopp primarily uses slingshots to fire various kinds of ammunition.Template:Gnr During Usopp's early childhood, his father, Yasopp, leaves him and his mother to join the Red-Haired Pirates.Template:Gnr Some time after this, Usopp's mother, Banchina (バンキーナ Bankīna?), falls ill. Usopp starts telling lies, stating that his father has returned and will be taking them with him. His mother eventually dies, but Usopp, in his sadness, continues to tell lies.Template:Gnr Despite all this, he does not blame his father for leaving him, but takes pride in his heritage.Template:Gnr Usopp has an alter-ego named "Sogeking", a hero sniper, wearing a golden mask and cape. In the anime series, his voice actor is Kappei Yamaguchi.[2] Jason Griffith and Sonny Strait provide his voice in the 4Kids and Funimation English adaptations, respectively.[4][5]

In a 2007 Oricon poll, Usopp was voted the 10th most wanted character to receive a spin off amongst all respondents, and the 5th most popular amongst males.[6] In a review of Funimation Entertainment's second DVD release for Mania Entertainment, Bryce Coulter notes that Usopp "brings lots of comic relief to the series", but also comments that he "can be down right annoying at times."[7]

Sanji

"Sanji" redirects here. For the music video director, see Sanji (director). For the Japanese voice actor, see Sanji Hase. For the village in Iran, see Senji.

"Black Leg"[lower-alpha 4] Sanji (サンジ Sanji?)Template:Gnr is the Straw Hat Pirates' cook. He knows how it feels to starve from first hand experience,Template:Gnr so he will never refuse someone a meal.Template:Gnr He has a strong sense of chivalry, because of which, he will never harm a woman, even if he dies.Template:Gnr Sanji also seems to keep this code regardless of a woman's appearance.Template:Gnr His dream is to find the "All Blue" (オールブルー Ōru Burū?), a legendary sea, containing every kind of fish in the world.Template:Gnr Sanji only uses kicks while fighting. He said that this is because a chef's hands are his most prized possessions and should not be risked in battle.Template:Gnr Sanji begins using a fire-based kick technique known as Diable Jambe (悪魔風脚(ディアブルジャンブ) Diaburu Janbu?, French for "Devil Leg", Japanese text translates as "Devil Wind Leg"), in which he heats his leg by spinning around rapidly to increase his attack power. He is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata.[8] In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by David Moo.[9] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Eric Vale.[4]

Tony Tony Chopper

Tony Tony "Cotton Candy Lover"[lower-alpha 5] Chopper (トニートニー・チョッパー Tonī Tonī Choppā?) is a doctor and a blue-nosed reindeer who gained human properties by eating the Zoan-type Human-Human Fruit (ヒトヒトの実 Hito Hito no Mi?).Template:Gnr Using a self-developed drug he calls Rumble Ball (ランブル・ボール Ranburu Bōru?), Chopper can assume more than the three forms provided by his Devil Fruit ability alone.Template:Gnr When complimented, Chopper acts really happy while either telling the person who complimented him to stop trying to make him happy, or that Chopper isn't very happy.Template:Gnr His voice actress is Ikue Ōtani.[10][11] In the 4Kids and Funimation English adaptations, his voice is supplied by Lisa Ortiz and Brina Palencia, respectively.[12][13]

When creating Chopper, Oda stated that he wanted a mascot who is both cute and fearless.[14] An IGN review of the manga praised Chopper's character as one of the best in the series and said that he was able to be both touching and funny.[15] Oda said that the message he wanted to illustrate in regards to Chopper's family situation is that a person who is not blood-related to another person can still be considered as a member of one's family.[16]

Nico Robin

"Devil Child"[lower-alpha 6] Nico Robin (ニコ・ロビン Niko Robin?) is an archaeologist originating from Ohara (オハラ?), home of the world's largest and oldest library; she becomes an archaeologist at the age of eightTemplate:Gnr and learns how to decipher the writings on the ancient stones called Poneglyph (歴史の本文(ポーネグリフ) Pōnegurifu?), which are scattered around the world. However, the World Government destroys the island for housing archaeologists along with her returning mother, Nico Olvia (ニコ・オルビア Niko Orubia?), researching these stones.Template:Gnr As a result, Robin cooperates with various pirates and other outlaws, eventually becoming a member of Baroque Works as its vice president, nicknamed as "Ms. All-Sunday" (ミス・オールサンデー Misu Ōrusandē?) at the time, being briefly an antagonist to the Straw Hat Pirates before joining them.Template:Gnr Like the scholars of Ohara before her, it is her dream to find and decipher the Rio Poneglyph (真の歴史の本文(リオ・ポーネグリフ) Rio Pōnegurifu?), which is said to tell the world's lost history.Template:Gnr Her devotion to history and its preservation goes so far that she will even risk her life to protect ancient artifacts and buildings.Template:Gnr Robin ate the Paramecia-type Flower-Flower Fruit (ハナハナの実 Hana Hana no Mi?), allowing her to create temporary copies of parts of her body on surfaces near her.Template:Gnr However, if her replicated parts are hurt, she feels the pain on her actual body.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, Robin's voice actress is Yuriko Yamaguchi.[17] In the 4Kids English adaptation, her codename was changed to Miss Sunday and she is voiced by Veronica Taylor.[12] In the Funimation English adaptation, her voice was supplied by Stephanie Young.[18]

Franky

Originally named Cutty Flam (カティ・フラム Kati Furamu?), he eventually starts calling himself Franky (フランキー Furankī?) at the recommendation of Iceberg to hide his identity,Template:Gnr gains infamy as "Cyborg" Franky (サイボーグ フランキー Saibōgu Furankī?),Template:Gnr and becomes shipwright of the Straw Hat Pirates.Template:Gnr Abandoned by his pirate parents on the Grand Line island Water 7 at the age of ten,Template:Gnr Franky becomes an apprentice to the master shipwright Tom along with Iceburg, who later becomes the island's mayor.Template:Gnr When Tom is taken away as a criminal by the World Government for building Gold Roger's ship, the Oro Jackson, Franky tries to stop them.Template:Gnr In the process, he is severely injured and, to survive, rebuilds parts of his body using pieces of scrap metal,Template:Gnr turning himself into a cola-powered cyborg with super-human strength.Template:Gnr His dream is to build a ship, become its shipwright, and sail it to the end of the world. To that end, he builds the Thousand Sunny, a brigantine-rigged sloop-of-war to replace the sunken Going Merry as the Straw Hat Pirates' vessel and joins Luffy's crew.Template:Gnr In the anime adaptation, his voice actor is Kazuki Yao.[19] Patrick Seitz provides his voice in the Funimation English adaptation.[20]

Brook

"Dead Bones"[lower-alpha 7] (formerly "Humming"[lower-alpha 8]) Brook (ブルック Burukku?)Template:Gnr, is a musician. Brook is a living skeleton, resurrected by the Paramecia-type Revive-Revive Fruit (ヨミヨミの実 Yomi Yomi no Mi?), which grants the user a second life.Template:Gnr He is an excellent musician, who claims to be able to play any instrument, although he is usually seen playing the violin.Template:Gnr He is also a skilled fencer, who uses a shikomizue (a Japanese cane sword), in battle. Brook can hypnotize people with his music.Template:Gnr His lightweight skeleton body allows him to jump extraordinarily highTemplate:Gnr and to run across water.Template:Gnr He has a very childish and energetic personality.Template:Gnr When Brook's crew, the "Rumbar Pirates", enters the Grand Line, they leave their pet whale "Laboon" behind at Reverse Mountain, promising to return after sailing around the world.Template:Gnr Fifty years later, Brook considers it his duty to fulfill his former crew's promise.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Chō.[21] Ian Sinclair provides his voice in the Funimation English adaptation.[22] The idea of a skeleton musician was first conceived by Oda in 2000.[23]

Other groups and organizations

Alabasta Kingdom

The Alabasta Kingdom (アラバスタ王国 Alabasuta Oukoku?) is a desert climate island in the Grand Line ruled by Nefeltari Vivi's father, Nefeltari Cobra.Template:Gnr The nation's army, the Alabasta Royal Guard, is commanded by Igaram (イガラム Igaramu?), a man who fights with a saxophone that shoots bullets when played,Template:Gnr and guns hidden in his hair that fire when he pulls his neck tie.Template:Gnr Next in line after Igaram are Chaka and Pell, dubbed the strongest warrior of Alabasta. Other inhabitants of Alabasta include Vivi's childhood friend and later rebel leader Koza and his father Toto.

Arlong Pirates

The Arlong Pirates (アーロン一味 Āron Ichimi?) are a pirate crew consisting mostly of fishmen led by Arlong and several officers: Kuroobi,[lower-alpha 9] a manta ray fishman who uses "Fishman Karate", and Choo,[lower-alpha 10] a Japanese whiting fishman, who spits water as if firing bullets, as well as Hatchan and Nami, who leaves the crew following its defeat at the hands of the Straw Hat Pirates.Template:Gnr

Baroque Works

Baroque Works (バロック・ワークス Barokku Wākusu?) is a secret organization with more than two thousand members until it is exposed during an attempted coup d'état in the Alabasta Kingdom. Using code names, Mr. 0 and Ms. All-Sunday serve as the organization's president and vice-president respectively. Taking orders directly from them are thirteen male agents, who use the code names Mr. 1 through Mr. 13, and their female partners, who use code names taken from weekdays and holidays. The agents Mr. 1 through Mr. 5 and their partners are called Officer Agents and entrusted with only the most important of missions.Template:Gnr Mr. 1 works with Ms. Doublefinger (ミス・ダブルフィンガー Misu Daburufingā?), who can grow spikes on any part of her body.Template:Gnr Mr. 2 Bon Clay, being a drag queen, serves as his own partner.Template:Gnr Mr. 3 works with Ms. Golden Week (ミス・ゴールデンウィーク Misu Gōruden Wīku?), an artist who can manipulate emotions using paint.Template:Gnr Mr. 4, who fights using a four-ton baseball bat, works with Ms. Merry Christmas (ミス・メリークリスマス Misu Merī Kurisumasu?), who can transform into a mole or mole-human hybrid.Template:Gnr Mr. 5 can cause explosions with any part of his body, including his mucus and breath. His partner, Ms. Valentine (ミス・バレンタイン Misu Barentain?), can change her weight at will.Template:Gnr

Blackbeard Pirates

The Blackbeard Pirates (黒ひげ海賊団 Kurohige Kaizokudan?) are a crew of pirates led by Blackbeard. Initially, his crew consists of the marksman Van Ogre;[lower-alpha 11] Jesus Burgess,[lower-alpha 12] the crew's helmsman who possesses immense physical strength; Lafitte,[lower-alpha 13] originally a policeman; and the sickly physician Doc Q,[lower-alpha 14]Template:Gnr with his equally sickly horse Strongheart.[lower-alpha 15]Template:Gnr Later Blackbeard recruits a number of prisoners from Impel Down: San Juan Wolf,[lower-alpha 16] Vasco Shot,[lower-alpha 17] Catarina Devon,[lower-alpha 18] and Avalo Pizarro,[lower-alpha 19] as well as the prison's deposed chief jailer, Shiryuu.[lower-alpha 20]Template:Gnr

Black Cat Pirates

The Black Cat Pirates are a cat-themed crew of pirates led by Captain Kuro (クロ Kuro?, lit. "Black"), nicknamed Kuro the "Thousand Plans" (百計のクロ Hyakkei no Kuro?), who is known for his elaborate plans.Template:Gnr Desiring to leave behind his identity and to escape the pirates' lifestyle of always being on the run,Template:Gnr he becomes butler to Kaya, a childhood friend of Usopp.Template:Gnr He considers his crew as nothing but pawns to carry out his plans and, if he so pleases, to die for him.Template:Gnr Kuro fights using a pair of gloves, equipped with very long straight, single edged blades. Wearing these, he adopted his signature habit of adjusting his constantly slipping glasses by using only the palm of his hand to avoid cutting his face.Template:Gnr Carl Kimlinger of Anime News Network praised Kuro as being "both unspeakably cool and utterly vile".[24] Other members of the crew include Jango, and the Meowban Brothers, Siam (シャム Shamu?) and Butchie (ブチ Buchi?).

Buggy's Band of Pirates

Buggy's Band of Pirates (バギー海賊団 Bagī Kaizokudan?) are a circus-themed crew of pirates, captained by Buggy the Clown. Buggy's first mate is a beast tamer called Mohji (モージ Mōji?), who is usually accompanied by his pet lion Richie (リッチー Richī?).Template:Gnr Third in command is the acrobat Cabaji (カバジ Kabaji?).Template:Gnr From early on in the story, the crew is accompanied by Alvida[lower-alpha 21] (アルビダ Arubida?), a female pirate out to make Luffy "her man",Template:Gnr and following Buggy's escape from Impel Down a group of other escapees join the crew.Template:Gnr

Cipher Pol Number 9

Cipher Pol Number 9 (サイファーポールナンバーナイン Saifā Pōru Nanbā Nain?), abbreviated as Template:Nihongo4, is the secret, ninth unit of the World Government's intelligence agency Cipher Pol.Template:Gnr Specializing in assassination,Template:Gnr they utilize a weapon-themed martial art called the Template:Nihongo4.Template:Gnr The group is commanded by Template:Nihongo4.Template:Gnr Like his father, Template:Nihongo4, who is in charge of an earlier incarnation of the group,Template:Gnr lacks the fighting abilities of his subordinates.Template:Gnr He cares only about himself and is obsessed with rising up through the ranks of the World Government.Template:Gnr His sword, Template:Nihongo4, is capable of transforming into an elephant or an elephant-sword hybrid.Template:Gnr Next in command is Template:Nihongo4, a man known for ruthlessly and mercilessly enforcing the "justice" of the World Government.Template:Gnr He can transform into a leopard or leopard-human hybrid and is always accompanied by his pigeon, Template:Nihongo4.Template:Gnr

Template:Nihongo4 is a skilled swordsman with a long, square nose, who eventually acquires the ability to transform into a giraffe or a giraffe-human hybrid.Template:Gnr Template:Nihongo4, a man who uses deceptive tactics in battle,Template:Gnr can change into a wolf or wolf-human hybrid.Template:Gnr Template:Nihongo4, a man with a bovine appearance and the ability to create doors in otherwise solid matter and "air doors" that lead to a separate dimension.Template:Gnr Template:Nihongo4 is a man who resembles a kabuki actor and uses an ability called "Life Return" to control every cell in his body.Template:Gnr Template:Nihongo4 is an owl-shaped man with a zipper across his mouth, which has to be open in order for him to speak.Template:Gnr Template:Nihongo4 is a beautiful blond woman, who eventually acquires the ability to create cleansing bubbles that are capable of "cleaning off" a person's strength and turning them into slippery mannequins.Template:Gnr Template:Nihongo4, a man with weasel whiskers, is the newest member of CP9 and has yet to master all the Rokushiki skills.Template:Gnr

Inhabitants of Fishman Island

Lying on the ocean floor halfway through the Grand Line, Fishman Island is inhabited primarily by fishmen (魚人 gyojin?) and Template:Nihongo4.Template:Gnr The average fishman has ten times the strength of a human, can breathe underwater, and swim very fast.Template:Gnr

Four Emperors

The most powerful pirates in the New World are referred to as the Four Emperors (四皇 Yonkō?). Initially the group consists of Shanks, Whitebeard, Kaido (カイドウ Kaidō?), and Big Mom (ビッグ・マム Biggu Mamu?), forming a precarious balance of power with The Seven Warlords of the Sea and the Navy Headquarters that keeps the world at peace until Blackbeard's capture of Ace results in war between the Whitebeard Pirates and the World Government, and Whitebeard's death.Template:Gnr Two years later, Blackbeard is considered to have assumed Whitebeard's position.Template:Gnr

Foxy Pirates

The Foxy Pirates (フォクシー海賊団 Fokushī Kaizokudan?) are a crew of pirates specializing in a pirate game known as the "Davy Back Fight", wherein pirate crews can win crewmen from their opponents.Template:Gnr The crew is led by Foxy (フォクシー Fokushī?), nicknamed "Silver Fox" (銀ギツネ Gin Gitsune?), a cheater and trickster.Template:Gnr Though he acts supremely confident most of the time, he is extremely sensitive to insults or criticism.Template:Gnr Foxy ate the Slow-Slow Fruit (ノロノロの実 Noro Noro no Mi?) and gained the ability to emit microscopic particles from his hands which can temporarily slow down any object, reducing the object's velocity, while preserving its kinetic energy.Template:Gnr Other members of Foxy's numerous crew include the Hamburg, who occasionally serves as Foxy's mount, and the crew's idol, Porche.

God's Army

God's Army (軍団 Kami no Gundan?) is the personal army of Eneru, consisting of himself, Kami's Vassals:[lower-alpha 22] Satori,[lower-alpha 23] Gedatsu,[lower-alpha 24] Shura,[lower-alpha 25] and Ohm,[lower-alpha 26] and the fifty Enforcers,[lower-alpha 27] led by Enforcer Commander Yama.[lower-alpha 28]Template:Gnr In combat, the Vassals and Enforcers rely heavily on various types of dials. The Vassals and Eneru, additionally, are skilled users of the Color of Observation Haki, which they refer to as Mantra.[lower-alpha 29]Template:Gnr

Impel Down

Impel Down (インペルダウン Inperudaun?) is one of three main locations of the World GovernmentTemplate:Gnr and the world's greatest prison.Template:Gnr Chief Warden of Impel Down is Magellan (マゼラン Mazeran?), a man with the ability of the Paramecia-type Venom-Venom Fruit (ドクドクの実 Doku Doku no Mi?), which allows him to generate and manipulate poison as well as making him immune to all types of poison.Template:Gnr His ability does not, however, spare him from diarrhea caused by poisoned food.Template:Gnr As a result, he spends approximately ten hours each day in the bathroom relieving himself.Template:Gnr Second in charge of Impel Down is the exceedingly ambitious Vice Chief Warden Hannyabal (ハンニャバル Hannyabaru?).Template:Gnr He often shows off how tough he is to the prisoners, which is the reason he is admired amongst the guards.Template:Gnr However, he cares more about his own position than the security of the prison.Template:Gnr His weapon of choice is a double bladed naginata.Template:Gnr Below Hannyabal stand the Chief Guards Sadie (サディ Sadi?) and Saldeath (サルデス Sarudesu?). Sadie is a very sadistic woman who uses a thin, torturing whip in battle.Template:Gnr Saldeath wields a trident, which also functions as a flute to direct his subordinates, the Blugori,Template:Gnr blue, legless creatures resembling gorillas.Template:Gnr

Krieg Pirates

The Krieg Pirates are a pirate crew led by Don Krieg (首領・クリーグ Don Kurīku?), nicknamed "Foul Play" Krieg (ダマシ討ちのクリーク Damashi Uchi no Kurīku?), a man well known for his underhanded tactics.Template:Gnr Krieg does not care for his crew and bullies them to fear and obey him.Template:Gnr He punishes those who fail him and those who show weakness.Template:Gnr Krieg wears a gilded suit of steel armor that is filled with hidden weapons, such as guns, bombs, etc.Template:Gnr Krieg also uses a weapon called the "Mighty Battle Spear", that not only is a spear, but can release explosions and still stay intact. Other members of the crew include Krieg's chief commander, Ghin, and the Pearl.

Kuja

The Kuja (九蛇?) are a tribe of women living on Amazon Lily (アマゾン・リリー Amazon Rirī?),Template:Gnr an island modeled after China,Template:Gnr where men are forbidden to go. The island is ruled by Boa Hancock, who also captains a group of pirates made up of the strongest fighters of the Kuja, including her two younger sisters, who both ate a model of the Snake-Snake Fruit (ヘビヘビの実 Hebi Hebi no Mi?) which are both Zoan type. The middle sister, Boa Sandersonia (ボア・サンダーソニア Boa Sandāsonia?), ate the anaconda model. The youngest sister, Boa Marigold (ボア・マリーゴールド Boa Marīgōrudo?) ate the cobra model. These fruits' abilities allow them to turn into a snake or a snake-human hybrid of their respective models.Template:Gnr

Navy

The Navy[lower-alpha 30] (海軍 Kaigun?), translated as the "Marines" in Funimation's English dub,[lower-alpha 31] are a naval and amphibious assault military force under the command of the World Government.

New Fishman Pirates

The New Fishman Pirates (新魚人海賊団 Shin-Gyojin Kaizokudan?) are a group of fishmen pirates seeking supremacy, using Arlong's ideals that fishmen should be superior to humans. The crew is captained by Hody Jones (ホーディ・ジョーンズ Hōdi Jōnzu?, also Hordy Jones).Template:GnrTemplate:Gnr[lower-alpha 32] Jones is a fishman who is responsible for assassinating Otohime, the queen of Fishman Island. The pirates eventually make a pact with Vander Decken IX (バンダー・デッケン九世 Bandā Dekken Kyūsei?), another fishman pirate with the power of the Paramecia-type Target-Target Fruit (マトマトの実 Mato-Mato no Mi?) to lock on any target at will, so long as he touches the target first, to plot the complete destruction of Fishman Island by initiating a coup d'etat. Jones broadcasts a message to the island, announcing that he will execute its current ruler Neptune to take over the kingdom, and then kill the Straw Hat Pirates. However, Luffy eventually teams up with Jimbei, and launch a combined assault on the pirates – defeating them and saving Fishman Island.

Punk Hazard people

Punk Hazard (パンクハザード島 Panku Hazādo-tō?) is an island half of which is hot and the other half is cold, because Akainu and Aokiji fight in place for the post of fleet admiral. On the island lives Caesar Clown (シーザー・クラウン Shīzā Kuraun?), a former navy scientist capable of transforming into gas. Caesar's henchmen have aspect of mythological creatures like centaurs and satyrs, because Trafalgar Law gave them animal parts. Next in line after Caesar is Template:Nihongo4, a harpy-like girl with the ability to transform into snow. The leader of the army of centaurs is Brownbeard (茶ひげ Chahige?), a pirate who has crocodile legs added by Law.

The island is also inhabited by children who are kidnapped by Caesar, which he uses for his experiments.

Red-Haired Pirates

The Red-Haired Pirates (赤髪海賊団 Akagami Kaizokudan?) are a group of pirates led by "Red-Haired" Shanks. Other members include Ben Beckman (ベン・ベックマン Ben Bekkuman?), the first mate; Lucky Roux (ラッキー・ルウ Rakkī Ruu?), a large man often seen eating a piece meat; and Yasopp (ヤソップ Yasoppu?), the sharpshooter, who is also the father of Usopp. They are the pirates that inspire Luffy to become a pirate, inspire Usopp to become a warrior of the sea, and by proxy are the inspiration of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Revolutionary Army

The "Revolutionary Army" (革命軍 Kakumeigun?) is an army of globally operating revolutionaries, openly aiming to overthrow the World Government. To that end, they incite revolutions in countries around the world. The organization is led by the world's most wanted man, Monkey D. Dragon (モンキー・D・ドラゴン Monkī Dī Doragon?), who is known to the public only as Dragon.Template:Gnr Also unknown to the public are his family ties; he is the son of Garp and father of Luffy.Template:Gnr Other revolutionaries are Dragon's comrade Emporio Ivankov (エンポリオ・イワンコフ Enporio Iwankofu?), nicknamed "Miracle Person" (奇跡の人 Kiseki no Hito?), Inazuma (イナズマ?),Template:Gnr, and Bartholomew Kuma.Template:Gnr Ivankov is the queen of the drag queen (お釜 okama?) kingdom Kamabakka (カマバッカ?). Ivankov can inject hormones into a person's body using his finger nails, creating various effects like increased healing abilities, increased vigor, or changing the person's .Template:Gnr Inazuma can turn his hands into giant scissors capable of cutting and deforming almost anything as if it were paper.Template:Gnr

Seven Warlords of the Sea

The Seven Warlords of the Sea (王下七武海 Ōka Shichibukai?) are a group of up to seven powerful pirates sanctioned by the World Government. They hand over a fraction of their loot to the Government. Other pirates consider the Warlords to be "government dogs".Template:Gnr For their allegiance, the World Government pardons these pirates for their crimes and removes the bounties from their heads.Template:Gnr The Seven Warlords are loosely based on the privateers of Europe, government endorsed pirates considered heroes in their homeland and pillagers in others.Template:Gnr Initially, the group's members are Dracule Mihawk, Crocodile, Gecko Moriah, Jimbei, Boa Hancock, Donquixote Doflamingo, and Bartholomew Kuma.Template:Gnr During the course of the story, Crocodile is replaced by Marshall D. Teach, who leaves the group again shortly thereafter, along with Jimbei.Template:Gnr Two of the open spots are eventually filled by Trafalgar LawTemplate:Gnr and Buggy the Clown.

Inhabitants of Skypiea

Skypiea (スカイピア Sukaipia?) is a land located in the sky above the Grand Line, consisting of Angel Island (エンジェル島 Enjeru Tō?), one of several solid clouds, and Upper Yard, a lost part of the Grand Line island Jaya, believed by most to have sunk into the ocean. Skypiea is inhabitited by the original inhabitants of Angel Island, including Gan Fall, Pagaya, his daughter Conis (コニス Konisu?) and their pet, the "cloud fox" Suu (スー ?),Template:Gnr as well as the Shandorians, the original inhabitants of Jaya, led by Wyper (ワイパー Waipā?), an extremely violent man, distrustful of outsiders.

Sun Pirates

The Sun Pirates are a band of pirates consisting of fishmen and mermen, led by Fisher Tiger (フィッシャー・タイガー Fisshā Taigā?), and later by Jimbei. They attack any pirate ship they see, but regardless of whoever is on it, they never directly kill. Their Sun insignia was created to cover up the mark of the Celestial Dragon's slave, "Hoof of the Soaring Dragon", since Tiger Fisher bore the mark due to being a slave. But he had escaped the World Nobles and during his escape he freed other mermen/fishmen and Boa Hancock and her two sisters. With the Sun insignia the World Government was unable to claim the slaves due to mass confusion if they were Sun Pirates or not.Template:Gnr Other members include Arlong, Macro, Choo, Kuroobi and Hatchan. The group eventually disbands when Jimbei joined the Seven Warlords of the Sea.

Thriller Bark crew

The crew of the island-sized ship Thriller Bark (スリラーバーク Surirā Bāku?), captained by Gecko Moriah, consists of mostly zombies, numbering in the hundreds, created from corpses – patched up by Moriah's subordinate, the medical genius Template:Nihongo4 – given unlife in the form of shadows stolen using Moriah's devil fruit ability.Template:Gnr Placed in charge of the zombies are Moriah's other subordinates, "Graveyard" Template:Nihongo4, a man augmented by Hogback with various animal parts and capable of turning himself and anything he touches invisible, and "Ghost Princess" Template:Nihongo4, a woman who can create ghosts with various abilities.Template:Gnr

Among the zombies created by Hogback and Moriah are Template:Nihongo4, a former famous stage actress whom Dr. Hogback was in love with; Template:Nihongo4, a samurai from the Wano Country; Template:Nihongo4, a warthog-like zombie in love with Absalom; and Template:Nihongo4, a giant formerly feared by all.

Wano Country

The Wano Country (ワノ国 Wano Kuni?) is a nation in the New World. It is a country not affiliated with the World Government. Wano Country has its own warriors, the samurai ( samurai?), whom are swordsmen so strong that not even the Marines go near them. It was first mentioned by Hogback, as Ryuma was from there.

Aside from Ryuma, the only other known residents are Kin'emon of Foxfire (狐火の錦えもん Kitsune-bi no Kin'emon?) and his son Momonosuke (モモの助 Momonosuke?), who met the Straw Hat Pirates in Punk Hazard, and temporary accompanied them on their journey. Other known samurai is Kanjuro (カン十郎 Kanjūrō?), Kin'emon's friend, who was kidnapped by the Donquixote Pirates.

Wapol Pirates

The Wapol Pirates (ワポル海賊団 Waporu Kaizokudan?) is a pirate crew lead by Wapol, the former king of Drum Island. He ate the Paramecia-type Munch-Munch Fruit (バクバクの実 Baku Baku no Mi?) which allows him to eat virtually anything and take on its properties. His crew mostly consists of his former army. His closest underlings are Chess, who is a skilled archer and Kuromarimo, whose fighting style revolves around throwing parts of his afro hair-cut.

Water 7 residents

Water 7 (ウォーターセブン Wōtā Sebun?) is a water metropolis on the Grand Line bearing resemblance to the Italian city Venice. The people of the city transport through the streams on animals known as Template:Nihongo4. The city is known for its population of highly skilled and powerful shipwrights most notably the workers of the Template:Nihongo4 headed by the cities mayor Template:Nihongo4. Among the Galley-La shipwrights is the head foreman Template:Nihongo4 who uses a unique fighting style of using techniques involving many uses of ropes that are pulled from under his sleeves. Template:Nihongo4 and Template:Nihongo4 are two other powerful shipwrights who along with Paulie are loyal to Iceburg.

Template:Nihongo4 is the conductor to the Sea Train another famous attraction of Water 7 who is an acquaintance of Iceburg and Franky's deceased mentor Tom. It is later revealed that she is a mermaid whose tail was split into two from getting older. She has a hyperactive granddaughter named Template:Nihongo4 who has pet rabbit named Template:Nihongo4 that always follows her. Template:Nihongo4 is a giant frog who was good friends with Tom that has sumo wrestling abilities.

The Template:Nihongo4 is a gang of former street thugs in Water 7 that were all recruited by Franky to become bounty hunters and ship dismantlers and have a strong respect for him. The second in command is Franky's right-hand man Template:Nihongo4. The Template:Nihongo4 are two women with square shaped haircuts named Template:Nihongo4 and Template:Nihongo4 that usually accompanied Franky around during his time in the gang. Template:Nihongo4 and Template:Nihongo4 are two giant Yagara Bulls that are owned by the Franky Family that also respect Franky because they were saved by him when they were being eaten by a sea king.

Whitebeard Pirates

The Whitebeard Pirates (白ひげ海賊団 Shirohige Kaizokudan?) are the strongest pirate crew in the world. They are led by Edward "Whitebeard" Newgate and sixteen division commanders, each in charge of one hundred men.[25] Members of the Whitebeard Pirates include the first division commander Template:Nihongo4, who can transform into a phoenix or phoenix-human hybrid and is a skilled user of Haki,Template:Gnr the second division commander Portgaz D. Ace,Template:Gnr the third division commander Template:Nihongo4, who can turn parts of his body into diamond,Template:Gnr and Marshall D. Teech, who starts calling himself "Blackbeard" after leaving the crew. Edward Newgate fell in the Battle of Marineford.Template:Gnr

World Government

The World Government (世界政府 Sekai Seifu?) is a globally operating organization, affiliated with over 170 countries from around the world.Template:GnrThe descendants of its founders, the World Nobles (世界貴族 Sekai Kizoku?), also known as the Celestial Dragons (天竜人 Tenryūbito?), live luxurious lives, standing above the law. It is administered by The Five Elder StarsTemplate:Gnr and operates a navy, an intelligence agency, known as Cipher Pol, and a vast underwater prison, called Impel Down.

Other characters


Akainu

Sakazuki (サカズキ?), better known as Admiral Template:Nihongo4, is an extremely ruthless naval officer with the power of the Logia-type Template:Nihongo4, which allows him to control, create, or transform into magma.Template:Gnr After Sengoku retires, Akainu duels with Aokiji for the position of Fleet Admiral, and prevails.Template:Gnr He is based on Bunta Sugawara.Template:Gnr In the anime adaptation, Akainu is voiced at first by Michio Nakao and later by Fumihiko Tachiki.[26][27]

Aokiji

Kuzan (クザン?), better known as Navy Admiral Template:Nihongo4, is an extremely lazy man with the Logia-type powers of the Template:Nihongo4, allowing him to freeze things, to create ice, or to transform into it.Template:Gnr Upon his retirement, Sengoku nominates Aokiji as his successor as Fleet Admiral.Template:Gnr He duels with Akainu for the position, and barely loses. Not wanting to serve under Akainu, he leaves the Navy.Template:Gnr Aokiji is based on Yusaku Matsuda.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Takehito Koyasu.[28] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is initially supplied by Bob Carter, and later by Jason Douglas.[13]

Arlong

"Saw-Tooth" Arlong (ノコギリのアーロン Nokogiri no Āron?) is a sawshark fishman, who considers humans to be inferior.Template:Gnr His powerful shark-like jaws have rapidly re-growing teeth capable of rending stone.Template:Gnr Growing up in the Fishman District of Fishman Island, Arlong becomes captain of the Arlong Pirates, who temporarily merge with other fishmen to form the Sun Pirates.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, his voice actor is Jūrōta Kosugi.[29] In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by David Wills.[30] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Chris Rager.[31]

Bartholomew Kuma

Bartholomew Kuma[lower-alpha 33] (バーソロミュー・くま Bāsoromyū Kuma?), nicknamed "The Tyrant" (暴君 Bōkun?),Template:Gnr is one of The Seven Warlords of the Sea.Template:Gnr He has a reputation of being the only Warlord truly obedient to the World Government,Template:Gnr when in fact he is an officer in the Revolutionary Army.Template:Gnr The Paramecia type Paw-Paw Fruit (ニキュニキュの実 Nikyu Nikyu no Mi?) grants him the ability to repel anything he touches with his palms, including physical objects such as people or air, as well as abstract things such as pain and fatigue.Template:Gnr He can use this ability to transport himself or others long distances.Template:Gnr Kuma is the model for the Pacifista (パシフィスタ Pashifisuta?), a class of experimental cyborgs created by Dr. Vegapunk. Their bodies are made of a substance harder than steel and from their mouths they can shoot blasts so powerful that they melt metal.Template:Gnr The other Pacifista look just like Kuma, sharing his abnormally large stature, but lack the Paw-Paw Fruit's ability. Instead, they poses the ability to shoot laser beams from the palms of their hands and mouths, possibly modeled after Kizaru's own powers.Template:Gnr Being the comrade of Monkey D. Dragon, Luffy's father, he saves the Straw Hats by separating them, and protects their ship until their return two years later.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Hideyuki Hori.[32]

Blackbeard

Marshall D. Teech (マーシャル・D・ティーチ Māsharu Dī Tīchi?), later known as Blackbeard (黒ひげ Kurohige?), is the captain of the Blackbeard Pirates. As a member of the Whitebeard Pirates,Template:Gnr he kills one of his crew mates, Thatch, to get hold of the Devil Fruit he has sought for several decades,Template:Gnr the Dark-Dark Fruit (ヤミヤミの実 Yami Yami no Mi?). It grants him the ability to create and control gravity fields, which are represented as flowing darkness, as well as the ability to disable the Devil Fruit powers of others, as long as he is touching the person.Template:Gnr For betraying Whitebeard's crew and the murder of his crewmate, he is pursued by Ace who eventually confronts him.Template:Gnr After defeating Ace and turning him in to the World Government, he is appointed the replacement for Crocodile as one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea,Template:Gnr a position he promptly abuses to expand his crew with prisoners from Impel Down and resigns once he's finished.Template:Gnr After killing Whitebeard with the help of his crew, Blackbeard somehow adds his former captain's Devil Fruit ability to his own and manages to take Whitebeard's place as one of the Four Emperors.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, his voice actor is Akio Ōtsuka.[33] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Cole Brown.[34] Oda named the character after Edward "Blackbeard" Teach.Template:Gnr

Boa Hancock

Boa Hancock (ボア・ハンコック Boa Hankokku?) is a member of the all-female Kuja Tribe from the island of Amazon Lily.Template:Gnr Sold to the Celestial Dragons during her childhood, she and her two sisters are fed Devil Fruits and branded as slaves.Template:Gnr Eventually freed by Fisher Tiger, the three return to their people, where Hancock becomes ruler and is referred to by her subjects as Template:Nihongo4.Template:Gnr Leading the Kuja Pirates, Hancock quickly gains infamy as the Template:Nihongo4 and is offered membership to the Seven Warlords of the Sea.Template:Gnr Despite her resentment towards the World Government for her past enslavement, which she keeps a secret even from her kinswomen, Hancock accepts the position to protect her people, but when called upon to participate in the Government's war against the Whitebeard Pirates, she initially refuses and only reconsiders after falling in love with Luffy, who enlists her help to infiltrate Impel Down.Template:Gnr She is capable of utilizing Haki, including the Color of the Supreme King,Template:Gnr and the ability of the Template:Nihongo4 allows her to turn anyone charmed by her into stone.Template:Gnr In the anime series, her voice actress is Kotono Mitsuishi.[35]

Bon Clay

Bentham (ベンサム Bensamu?),Template:Gnr codenamed and more commonly referred to as "Mr. 2 Bon Clay" (Mr. 2 ボン・クレー Misutā Tsū Bon Kurē?), is a drag queen (オカマ okama?), who is skilled at "Okama Kenpo", and also ate the Paramecia-type Clone-Clone Fruit (マネマネの実 Mane Mane no Mi?), which gives him the ability to transform into an exact copy of anyone whose face he once touched with his right hand.Template:Gnr Bon Clay has a flamboyant attitude which includes singing and performing ballet moves. Bon Clay is the only Baroque Works Officer Agent without a female partner,Template:Gnr because as a transvestite, he fills both roles by himself. Likewise, his codename is a composite of a male Baroque Works agent's number, "Mr. 2", and a female agent's holiday, "Bon Clay", which is the end of the Bon Festival. In the original Japanese series, Bon Clay is voiced by Kazuki Yao.[10] In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Kevin Kolack.[36] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Barry Yandell.[13]

Buggy the Clown

Buggy the Clown (道化のバギー Dōke no Bagī?) is a pirate and captain of the Buggy Pirates.Template:Gnr Years before the series' present, while a member of the "Roger Pirates",Template:Gnr he brings a Devil Fruit and a treasure map into his possession. Buggy intends to sell the fruit and to search for the treasure, but Shanks accidentally causes him to swallow the fruit and drop the map into the sea. Buggy holds a resentment against Shanks ever since.Template:Gnr The fruit he swallowed was a Paramecia type Chop-Chop Fruit (バラバラの実 Bara Bara no Mi?). Having eaten it, it allows him to separate his body into parts and to control these parts independently of each other as long as they remain in his proximity; and, as long as at least one of his feet is on the ground, he can levitate the other parts.Template:Gnr This ability also makes him immune to cutting attacks; any such attack will only separate him into parts. Later in the series, he is captured and put into Impel Down. He liberates many prisoners and is considered one of the leaders of the Impel Down breakout.Template:Gnr Two years after the Paramount War, he is inducted as one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea after creating and commandeering over the Pirate Dispatch Organization most likely composed of the inmates he "rescued". He is now known as the "Thousand Piece Clown." In the anime series, his voice actor is Shigeru Chiba.[2] In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by David Wills.[37] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Mike McFarland.[4] Oda said that Buggy is his favorite antagonist, because of all of the antagonists Buggy is the easiest for him to draw.[38]

Buggy has ranked highly in the Weekly Shonen Jump One Piece Popularity Poll. In the 4th Japanese [Popularity Poll, Buggy is ranked the 21st-most popular character in One Piece.[39] His best ranking in a fan poll was 7th place in the first poll.[40] and his worst placement was place 30 in the third poll.[41] One of Oda's SBS questions asked if Buggy's penis were also able to split and fly off. Oda replied "his penis can fly too" as every part of Buggy's body could fly off.[42] Various merchandise based on Buggy’s appearance has been created, including action figures and phone straps.

Buggy has received much praise and criticism. Carl Kimmlinger of Anime News Network said that Luffy’s fight with Buggy "sets the series' precedent for battles that are simultaneously tense and hilarious."[43] Hope Chapman of the same site said that seeing Buggy during the Jaya Arc was "entertaining".[44] Bryce Coulter of Mania Entertainment praised Chibi Buggy’s Adventure as one of the best arcs, and Buggy for his "slap-stick humour" and "Voltron-esque combining sequence".[45] He was "disappointed" that Buggy, Smoker, and the Strawhats did not have a conflict at sea.[46] On Luffy and Buggy’s alliance in Impel Down, Chris Beveridge said, "the two do make an amusing pairing as their flight through the first level goes on." He went on to say, "he never really cared for Buggy", but the Impel Down arc turned him into an "engaging character".[47] He said that he believes that Buggy's being set up as a regular character because he was "afraid he might lose him".[48] Pedro Cortes of Japanator said, "Buggy is always good for a laugh, so his bit was a welcomed respite from the oppressive marines beating down Luffy and the Whitebeard pirates."[49]

Crocodile

"Sir" Crocodile (サー・クロコダイル Sā Kurokodairu?), is a pirate with the ability of the Logia type Sand-Sand Fruit (スナスナの実 Suna Suna no Mi?), allowing him to manipulate sand,Template:Gnr absorb moisture with his right hand,Template:Gnr and, as long as he is not wet, turn his body into sand.Template:Gnr He wears a large golden alloy hook in place of a left hand,Template:Gnr which contains a potent poison and a dagger underneath.Template:Gnr Initially a member of The Seven Warlords of the Sea,Template:Gnr his title is revoked when it is discovered that he, under the codename of "Mr. 0" (ミスター・ゼロ Misutā Zero?),Template:Gnr heads the criminal organization called Baroque Works and has been producing dance powder, a mystical dust that produces rain when burned.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, he is voiced by Ryūzaburō Ōtomo.[17] In the 4Kids adaptation, Crocodile is voiced by Michael Alston Baley.[36] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by John Swasey.[13]

Daz Bonez

Daz Bonez (ダズ・ボーネス Dazu Bōnesu?) is a bounty hunter from West Blue. The Paramecia type Dice-Dice Fruit (スパスパの実 Supa Supa no Mi?) allows his body to become bladed steel. Eventually he joins Baroque Works, where he acts as an Officer Agent under the codename of "Mr. 1" (ミスター・ワン Misutā Wan?). Even after the organization's destruction, he keeps following Crocodile wherever he goes. Daz is voiced by Tetsu Inada in the Japanese version of the anime. In the English versions of the series, he is voiced by Scottie Ray in the 4Kids dub,[36] and by Brett Weaver in the Funimation dub.

Django

Django (ジャンゴ Jango?) is a hypnotist with a habit of moonwalking. Introduced as first mate of the Black Cat Pirates, he eventually befriends the Navy officer Template:Nihongo4 and joins him in the service. Django's weapons of choice are chakrams which he uses for throwing, slashing and hypnotizing his enemies. He is voiced by Kazuki Yao in the Japanese version. In the 4Kids English version, he is voiced by Oliver Wyman. In the Funimation English adaptation, his name is spelled "Jango" and his voice is supplied by Kenny Green.[4]

Dracule Mihawk

Template:Nihongo4 is one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea and the strongest swordsman in the world.Template:Gnr He is a pale skinned man who travels in a small boat shaped like a coffin.Template:Gnr His primary weapon resembles a zweihänder, but with a black, curved, single-edged blade.Template:Gnr Takeshi Aono provided his voice in the anime until 2010,[8] after which he was replaced by Hirohiko Kakegawa.[50] In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Wayne Grayson.[51] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by John Gremillion.[4]

Donquixote Doflamingo

Donquixote Doflamingo (ドンキホーテ・ドフラミンゴ Donkihōte Dofuramingo?) is the leader of the Donquixote Pirates, and one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.Template:Gnr He has the ability to control others using movements with his fingers similar to that of a puppeteer.Template:Gnr He believes that the "Great Pirate Era" is nearing its end and a new age is about to begin.Template:Gnr He is a broker and goes under the alias of "Joker". He owns a large auction house at the Sabaody Archipelago, where human and people of other species are sold as slaves.Template:Gnr Initially his subordinate, but later dismissed, is Bellamy the "Hyena" (ハイエナのベラミー Haiena no Beramī?),Template:Gnr who ate the Paramecia type Boing-Boing Fruit (バネバネの実 Bane Bane no Mi?) which allows him to turn his legs into springs to bounce off surfaces to gain extraordinary heights and velocity for his attacks.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Hideyuki Tanaka.[52] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Robert McCollum.[34]

Eneru

Eneru (エネル?) is the "God" of Skypiea.Template:Gnr Though "God" is traditionally only the title for the island's ruler, Eneru takes it literally,Template:Gnr forcing the population to worship and serve him.Template:Gnr The Logia-type Template:Nihongo4 grants him the ability to manipulate, generate, and transform into electricity.Template:Gnr Additionally, he can use Color of Observation Haki, called Template:Nihongo4 on Skypiea.Template:Gnr Used in conjunction, these abilities extend his hearing over the entire country and allow him to immediately punish those who speak up against him.Template:Gnr Eneru's overly long earlobes reach down to his chest, similar to some depictions of Buddha, and like the god of thunder and storms, Raijin, he wears a ring of drums, showing a tomoe on the drumhead, on his back.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, Eneru is voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa.[53] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice actor is J. Michael Tatum.[54]

Mr. 3

Galdino (ギャルディーノ Gyarudīno?), better known under his Baroque Works code name Template:Nihongo4, is a sculptor who possesses the ability of the Paramecia-type Wax-Wax Fruit (ドルドルの実 Doru Doru no Mi?), which allows him to produce and manipulate candle wax.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama in the Japanese version of the franchise. In the English versions of the series, he is voiced by Tom Souhrada in the 4Kids dub,[36] and by Duncan Brannan in the Funimation dub.

Gecko Moriah

Gecko Moriah[lower-alpha 34] (ゲッコー・モリア Gekkō Moria?) is the captain of the island-sized ship Thriller Bark and one of The Seven Warlords of the Sea.Template:Gnr The Shadow-Shadow Fruit (カゲカゲの実 Kage Kage no Mi?) grants him the ability to control his shadow, allowing it to act completely independent from his body,Template:Gnr and to control the shadows of others.Template:Gnr Because his last crew was entirely annihilated in the "New World" by Kaido,Template:Gnr he creates a completely obedient, immortal army of zombies by implanting stolen shadows into corpses.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Katsuhisa Hōki in the Japanese version of the anime.[55]

Gold Roger

Gol D. Roger (ゴール・D・ロジャー Gōru Dī Rojā?), later more commonly referred to as Gold Roger (ゴールド・ロジャー Gōrudo Rojā?),Template:Gnr is the captain of the Roger Pirates.Template:Gnr Roger gains worldwide infamy and is eventually called the King of the Pirates (海賊王 Kaizoku-Ō?).Template:Gnr Suffering from an incurable disease, he decides to make a complete voyage through the Grand Line with his crew. Afterward, he disbands the crew and turns himself over to the World Government, who announce that they have captured him.Template:Gnr At his execution, 22 years before the beginning of the series,Template:Gnr Roger announces that he left his treasures in the Grand Line, including the One Piece, and that it is up for the taking.Template:Gnr This spawned the "Great Pirate Era", with various pirates looking to become the King of the Pirates, by finding the treasure referred to as the "One Piece".Template:Gnr He can listen to "the voice of all things", allowing him to read the Poneglyphs.Template:Gnr He is the father of Portgas D. Ace.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Chikao Ōtsuka.[2] In the 4Kids adaptation, Roger is voiced by Greg Carey.[3] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Sean Hennigan.[4]

Hatchan

Hatchan (はっちゃん?), better known as his nickname, Hachi, is an octopus fishman and first introduced as the first mate of the Arlong Pirates.Template:Gnr Being half octopus, he can spit large quantities of black inkTemplate:Gnr or use his suction pads to stick to walls.Template:Gnr Additionally, he fights using the "Six Swords Style", holding one in each arm-tentacle.Template:Gnr After Arlong and his crew are defeated by the Straw Hat Pirates, Hachi escapes from captivity and opens a floating takoyaki restaurant.Template:Gnr He becomes close friends with Template:Nihongo4, a kissing gourami mermaid,Template:Gnr and Template:Nihongo4, her pet starfish and master.Template:Gnr He constantly rescues Camie from Sea Kings and slave traders.Template:Gnr Hachi later reconciles with The Straw Hat Pirates,Template:Gnr and brings them in contact with Silvers Rayleigh, with whom he became friends after saving Rayleigh, when Rayleigh was cast away at sea.Template:Gnr His voice actor is Toshiyuki Morikawa.[29] In the 4Kids and Funimation English adaptations, his voice is supplied by Sean Schemmel and George Manley, respectively.[30][31]

Helmeppo

The son of a corrupt Navy captain, Helmeppo (ヘルメッポ Herumeppo?) is introduced as a coward, hiding behind his father's wealth and power. Losing his luxurious life, due to his father's arrest, he reluctantly joins the navy, where he and Koby become protégés of Garp. He is voiced by Kōichi Nagano in the Japanese version. In the English versions of the series, he is voiced by Sean Schemmel in the 4Kids dub,[3] and by Troy Baker and Mike McFarland in the Funimation dub.[4]

Jimbei

Jimbei (ジンベエ Jinbee?) is a yakuza-esque whale shark fishman and a master of "Fishman Karate", capable of manipulating water as if it were a tangible cloth.Template:Gnr After growing up in the Fishman District on Fishman Island, Jimbei first joins the island's royal army and later the Sunny Pirates, of which he becomes captain following the death of Fisher Tiger.Template:Gnr In exchange for the World Government granting him Warlord-status, Jimbei eventually disbands the crew.Template:Gnr He resigns the position again to side against the Government during its war with the Whitebeard Pirates, the protectors of Fishman Island.Template:Gnr Two years later, he turns down an invitation to join the Straw Hat Pirates, stating that he needs to take care of unfinished business before joining them.Template:Gnr In the Japanese version of the series, Jimbei was originally voiced by Daisuke Gōri until his death in 2010;[56] since Gōri's death, Katsuhisa Hōki provides his voice.[57]

Koby

Koby (コビー Kobī?) is the first friend Luffy makes on his journey, finding him forced to work as a chore boy on Alvida's ship. Inspired by Luffy and with his help, Koby escapes and joins the Navy, where he and Helmeppo pique the interest of Vice Admiral Garp, who takes them under his wing.Template:Gnr Eventually, Koby masters the Six Powers skill Shave and begins using Color of Observation Haki.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, his voice is supplied by Mika Doi.[2] In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Kayzie Rogers.[3] In the Funimation English adaptation, his name is spelled Coby, and his voice is supplied by Leah Clark.[4]

Kizaru

Borsalino (ボルサリーノ Borusarīno?), better known as Kizaru (黄猿?, lit. "Yellow Monkey"), is a Navy Admiral,Template:Gnr who possesses the power of the Glint-Glint Fruit (ピカピカの実 Pika Pika no Mi?), a Logia-type Devil Fruit, allowing him to turn himself into light, and fire destructive beams.Template:Gnr Kizaru is based on Kunie Tanaka.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Unshō Ishizuka.[32]

Monkey D. Garp

Monkey D. Garp (モンキー・D・ガープ Monkī Dī Gāpu?), nicknamed Garp the "Fist" (ゲンコツのガープ Genkotsu no Gāpu?) and "Hero of the Navy" (海軍の英雄 Kaigun no Eiyū?), is a Vice Admiral and the father of Monkey D. Dragon and the grandfather of Luffy.Template:Gnr He is famous for cornering Gol D. RogerTemplate:Gnr and considered a hero of the Navy.Template:Gnr After Roger's execution, he took care of Roger's son, Ace, raising him like his own grandson.Template:Gnr He has superhuman strength, enough to lift and throw cannonballs like baseball pitches.Template:Gnr Garp takes both Coby and Helmeppo under his wing. At the end of the war between Whitebeard, Garp retires from the front line and decides to train the next generation of navy personnel. He is voiced by Hiroshi Naka in the Japanese version of the anime.[17] In the English version of the series, he is voiced by Brian Mathis in the Funimation dub.[18]

Nefeltari Vivi

Nefeltari Vivi (ネフェルタリ・ビビ Neferutari Bibi?), first introduced as Baroque Works agent Ms. Wednesday (ミス・ウェンズデー Misu Wenzudē?), is the princess of the Alabasta Kingdom. She is usually accompanied by her closest friend, the rideable spot-billed duck Karoo (カルー Karū?).Template:Gnr Her voice actress is Misa Watanabe.[17] In the 4Kids English adaptation, she is voiced by Karen Neil.[12] In the Funimation English adaptation, her name is spelled Vivi Nefertari, and her voice is supplied by Caitlin Glass.[13] Vivi was ranked as #82 in a survey conducted by Newtype Japan for Favorite Anime Heroine in 2002.[58]

Portgas D. Ace

Portgas D. "Fire Fist"[lower-alpha 35] Ace (ポートガス・D・エース Pōtogasu Dī Ēsu?) is the second division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates and Luffy's older brother.Template:Gnr Though it is implied at first that he is the son of Monkey D. Dragon,Template:Gnr he is actually the son of Gol D. Roger and Portgas D. Rouge (ポートガス・D・ルージュ Pōtogasu Dī Rūju?).Template:Gnr Having eaten the Logia-type Template:Nihongo4, Ace is capable of manipulating, creating and transforming into fire.Template:Gnr In his childhood, he also unleashes Haoshuku Haki on the Bluejam Pirates.Template:Gnr Eventually, Ace sacrifices himself by shielding Luffy from Akainu's magma attack, and dies.Template:Gnr He is voiced by Toshio Furukawa.[10] In the 4Kids English adaptation, his names are changed to Portgaz D. Trace and Trace "Heat Fist", and he is voiced by Frank Frankson.[59] In the Funimation English adaptation, his name is spelled Portgas D. Ace, and his voice is supplied by Travis Willingham.[34]

Sengoku

Sengoku (センゴク Sengoku?) is a naval officer with the ability to turn into a moving daibutsu, gained by eating the Zoan-type Template:Nihongo4.Template:Gnr A contemporary of Gol D. Roger, Sengoku rises to the rank of Fleet Admiral.Template:Gnr Following the Battle of Marineford, he retires from the service and, against his recommendation, is succeeded by Akainu.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, he is voiced by Takkō Ishimori.[33] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Ed Blaylock.[34]

Shanks

"Red-Haired" Shanks (赤髪のシャンクス Akagami no Shankusu?) is a swordsman and pirate, capable of using the Supreme King color of Haki.Template:Gnr After serving on Roger's ship as an apprentice, alongside Buggy,Template:Gnr he founds his own crew, the Red-Haired PiratesTemplate:Gnr and earns himself a place among the Four Emperors,Template:Gnr after losing an arm while saving seven-year-old Luffy's life.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, his voice actor is Shūichi Ikeda.[2] In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by Tom Souhrada.[37] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice actor is Brandon Potter.[4]

Silvers Rayleigh

Silvers Rayleigh (シルバーズ・レイリー Shirubāzu Reirī?), known as the Template:Nihongo4, is a swordsman who comes to live on the Sabaody Archipelago after serving as first mate of the Roger Pirates. He is a skilled user of Haki, including the rare Color of the Supreme King.Template:Gnr In the anime adaptation, he is voiced by Keiichi Sonobe in Japanese,[60] and by Bradford Hutson in the Funimation English dub.[4]

Smoker

"White Chase" Smoker (白猟のスモーカー Hakuryō no Sumōkā?) is a naval officer and cigar enthusiast, keeping plenty of cigars strapped to the left side of his jacket while smoking two lit ones in his mouth.Template:Gnr He has the powers of the Template:Nihongo4, a Logia-type Devil Fruit allowing him to manipulate, create, control and transform into smoke.Template:Gnr His weapon is a jutte tipped with sea-prism stone.Template:Gnr In the anime series, he was originally voiced by Ginzō Matsuo, until his death in 2001;[61] since then, Mahito Ōba assumed the role.[10] In the 4Kids English adaptation, his name is changed to Chaser the "Smoke Hunter" and he is voiced by Scottie Ray.[62] In the Funimation English adaptation, where he is called Smoker the "White Hunter", his voice is supplied by Greg Dulcie.[31]

Tashigi

Tashigi[lower-alpha 36] (たしぎ?) is a Navy officer serving as Smoker's second in command.Template:Gnr While adept at sword fighting, she is unusually clumsy.Template:Gnr She is also very well-versed in the famous katana, knowing their names and origins. Her stated goal is to remove all meitō, named swords with prestigious histories, from the hands of those who would use them for their own ends.Template:Gnr By coincidence,[38] she bears a striking resemblance to Kuina, Zoro's deceased childhood friend, something he is uncomfortable with.Template:Gnr Her voice actress is Junko Noda.[61] In the 4Kids and Funimation English adaptations, she is voiced by Priscilla Everett and Monica Rial, respectively.[31][62]

Trafalgar Law

"Surgeon of Death"[lower-alpha 37] Trafalgar Law (トラファルガー・ロー Torafarugā Rō?) is a doctor and the captain of the Heart Pirates.Template:Gnr Having eaten the Template:Nihongo4, Law became a modification man. He can, within a spherical area around himself, cut and teleport objects as well as perform body swaps.Template:Gnr Originally an underling of Joker, Law makes a name for himself as a pirate and, following the Battle of Marineford, joins the Seven Warlords of the Sea.Template:Gnr In the anime series, his voice actor is Hiroshi Kamiya.[60]

Whitebeard

Edward Newgate (エドワード・ニューゲート Edowādo Nyūgēto?), better known as Template:Nihongo4, is the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates and one of the Four Emperors.Template:Gnr He is a very large human who fights with a bisento as his weapon and uses the ability of the Paramecia-type Template:Nihongo4 to create shock waves powerful enough to cause earthquakes and tsunamis.Template:Gnr He is regarded as the world's strongest pirate and the only one to have matched Gold Roger in combat.Template:Gnr He considers all his crewmen as his sons and protects them with all his might.Template:Gnr Eventually, after being heavily wounded while fighting to save Ace from execution, he is killed by the Blackbeard Pirates.Template:Gnr In the original Japanese series, he is voiced by Kinryu Arimoto.[52] In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by R Bruce Elliott.[34]

Reception

Allen Divers of Anime News Network comments that the male character designs of One Piece are "often quite varied and unique", while the female ones become "a bit repetitive". He further notes that, as the characters are "defined by what they seek", there is little room "for actual development".[63] Todd Douglass, Jr. of DVD talk simply states that the series' characters have a lot of charm.[64] His colleague Carl Kimlinger describes the visual style of One Piece as "unconventional" with "grotesquely exaggerated expressions, simple eyes, big mouths and bigger teeth", "supremely ugly supporting characters and skinny, gangly-limbed main cast" and comments that "it's all amazingly distinctive, utterly appropriate, and surprisingly cool—in a goofy kind of way." He also notes that "Funimation's English dub is light-years better than the 4Kids debacle", "unusually accurate, professional, and largely enjoyable, which is far, far more than can be said of the previous dub", but laments that Funimation's version of "Crocodile loses his sepulchral charisma" and that "the original's fine dance on the edge of mawkish sentimentality is disrupted often enough by less-than-stellar acting". He also states that "Colleen Clinkenbeard's Luffy is more a generic spunky kid than a personality in his own right, really coming to life only during the action scenes during which she does a fine job of being darned cool."[65]

Dustin Somner of Blu-ray.com comments that the Japanese and Funimation voice-acting is "fairly good, but not exceptional" and sometimes "overly zany".[66] Todd Douglass Jr. of DVD talk notes "the daunting cast of characters, both good and bad" as "one of the appealing factors" of the anime, but also comments that "Some of the voices [of the 4Kids dub] were pretty irritating ... with a lot of high-pitches and over exaggerated speech."[67] Brigitte Schönhense of Splashcomics comments that the "brilliant" (German: "genial") flashbacks into the characters' pasts make them so "likeable and lovable" (German: "sympathisch und liebenswert") and that they are the manga's real strength.[68][69] Mania Entertainment writer Jarred Pine comments that Oda's characters are "whacky" and that his "bizarre" character designs create "wonderful characterizations and personalities". He notes the "well illustrated" facial expressions and says that "it's the whacky characterizations and designs that makes One Piece its own".[70] His colleague Bryce Coulter comments that "One Piece's bizarre character designs will keep your attention as they can be very random and often memorable. Not the prettiest, but it will definitely capture your attention."[7]

Notes

References

One Piece manga

Entire series

  • Oda, Eiichiro. One Piece. 61 vols. San Francisco: Viz Media, 2003–2012.
  • Oda, Eiichiro. ワンピース [One Piece] (in Japanese). 65 vols. Tokyo: Shueisha, 1997–2012.

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External links

  • Toei Animation's One Piece website (Japanese)
  • Fuji Television's One Piece website
  • Characters section of Funimation Entertainment's One Piece website
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