CURIOSITIES

10 Things You Should Know About Sabo

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  • On the cover of Chapter 596, Sabo was shown as a young man. He was portrayed as tall and muscular like Ace, and was still wearing the same attire he wore as a child but made bigger to fit his size, and was carrying a bo staff. He seemed to have longer hair, and his eyes were hidden by his hat’s brim. Ace’s tattoo is written as “ACE” instead of the original “ASCE”. This suggests that the S was a tribute to Sabo, as the cover is a “what if” image of Ace, Luffy, and Sabo together as adults.

  • Sabo’s character is first hinted at in Chapter 558 where a third sake cup can slightly be seen in a flashback of the boys’ brotherhood initiation.
  • Monkey D. Luffy, Portgas D. Ace, and Sabo all have trademark hats.
  • Sabo’s appearance is similar to that of the character Artful Dodger from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. He too was part of a gang of child thieves. His signature appearance included a top hat and an adult’s waistcoat with the sleeves rolled up.
  • Sabo’s fate was hinted at twice. Once during a conversation between Ivankov and Dragon during Episode 504, and again on the cover page of Chapter 668 as three cups of sake were placed before the grave of Ace with a newspaper article about Luffy pinned to the grave. It was later revealed that Sabo was the one who placed it there.
  • Sabo makes his animated debut in the present storyline in the 3D2Y special, rather than the anime.
  • In the 5th Japanese Fan Polls, Sabo ranked as the fifth most popular character in One Piece making him the most popular of the Revolutionary Army and the second most popular “non-Straw Hat” character in the series, aside from Trafalgar Law.
  • Compared to Luffy and Ace, Sabo is the tallest out of the three brothers, measuring in at 187 cm (6’1½”), making him 2 cm (or 1/2″) taller than Ace, who stood at 185 cm before his death.
  • When Sabo found out about Ace’s death, his reaction was eerily similar to Luffy’s – resulting in his jaw hinging open in an over the top fashion and the trauma of losing his brother putting him into a coma. (although Sabo also regained his memories, so the shock could have contributed to this)
  • Sabo’s role in the story thus far has mirrored that of Ace’s during the first half of the series to a certain extent.
    • Both characters are introduced in the present timeline during an arc that features a Shichibukai as the main antagonist, both of whom also had a tyrannical rule over a Kingdom, in regards to Alabasta and Dressrosa respectively.
    • Both Ace and Sabo protected Luffy from a villain (or villains in Sabo’s case) that he couldn’t fight at the time. (Smoker, Fujitora and Burgess respectively)
    • Before departing, both Ace and Sabo left vivre cards and entrusted Luffy’s safety to his crew. Although these events are slightly different, as Ace had given a vivre card to Luffy in order for him to find him in the future – and Sabo gave Luffy’s crew a vivre card to help them find Luffy, and kept one for himself.

9 Things You Should Know About “Whitebeard” Edward Newgate

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  • Despite being nicknamed “Whitebeard”, Newgate’s epithet originated from his trademark mustache. This is because the Japanese word “hige” can mean both mustache and beard.
  • Universal Studios of Japan built a replica of Ace’s and Whitebeard’s tombs. Whitebeard’s epitaph says: “Edward Newgate, captain of the Whitebeard pirates, here lies a great captain and father, liberated from the exhausting role and labor, who captained the Moby Dick in the spectacular Era of Pirates“.

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  • In the 5th Japanese Fan Poll, Whitebeard ranked the 26th most popular character in One Piece, making him the third most popular of the Whitebeard Pirates and the second most popular Yonko.
  • A pirate with a similar crescent-shaped mustache, Galley, can be seen in Oda’s early “Romance Dawn” one shots.
  • Throughout the Battle of Marineford, Whitebeard received 267 sword wounds, 152 gunshot wounds and 46 wounds from cannonballs — adding up to a total of 465 injuries at the time of death. Despite this, there was not a single scar on Whitebeard’s back showing cowardice.
  • In a SBS, Oda jokingly stated that Whitebeard once had a dog, Stefan, with a mustache similar to his own.
  • Whitebeard is widely regarded as the “strongest man” in the world. In comparison, Kaido is said to be the “strongest creature” in the world, though the extent of his powers remains unknown. At one time, Krieg falsely proclaimed himself to be the “strongest man” while Whitebeard was still alive.
  • Whitebeard is so far the only devil fruit user who hasn’t named his attacks. He does so in the videogames, however they are not canon.
  • Oda explains in an extra pamphlet (that came with the initial copies of Databook Yellow in celebration of the series’s 10th anniversary) titled “One Piece Paradise Vol. 2“, that Whitebeard was directly modeled after the barkeep of the pub he used to frequent with his previous manager. This barkeeper passed away in 2007.

Gear 5 Fan-made Concept! Do You Like?

Take a deep breath, make your body like a giant balloon, use Busho Haki evenly and pump the air evenly throughout the body .
The effect is almost the same as the 2nd gear, but more stronger and faster, because it uses more air is pumped.

Awakening Gomu – Gomu no mi :
Each object is attacked by Luffy with his awakening, will get a bounce ABILITY but not with the ability of Gomu – Gomu no Mi ( stretchy etc )

7 Things You Should Know About Silvers Rayleigh

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  • His name is similar to John Silver from Treasure Island and Sir Walter Raleigh, an English 16th-century explorer and privateer. It should be noted that Sir Walter Raleigh’s name has been spelled in over forty different ways, in which also includes the spelling “Rayleigh” (note; the “y” would actually be pronounced as “i”).
  • When Rayleigh fought Kizaru, he told him that if he were to get rid of his wanted poster, he could go into a peaceful retirement. This means that Rayleigh has an active bounty; the amount has yet to be revealed.
  • Silver is traditionally considered the next most valuable metal after gold, and as the first mate, Silvers Rayleigh was the second highest ranked man in the crew after the captain, Gol D. Roger also known as Gold Roger.
    • There is a theme of rare metals among the senior members of the Roger Pirates, as another member is named Scopper Gaban, as in “copper”.
  • Rayleigh and Coby share the same birthday.
  • He is the first former pirate known to still have an active bounty.
  • In the 5th fan poll, Rayleigh ranked 32nd.

SBS-Based:

  • When Shanks and Buggy were first revealed to be part of Roger’s crew, a fan asked Oda in a SBS question if the man that scolded them was a subordinate captain under Roger that commanded the ship they were sailing on, or even a high ranking officer. Without giving away Rayleigh’s name at the time, Oda responded that this man was none other than the first mate of Roger’s crew. Oda also stated in his response that since he had set this fact in stone from the very start, he told Toei Animation that when they adapt Buggy’s flashback for the anime, Buggy and Shanks should not refer to Rayleigh as Captain in the anime

Oda drew Donquixote Family members in their childhood age

D: I have a request for you Oddachi. Please draw the Donquixote Family members in their childhood age!!

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O: Yes, it’s fine. But i won’t draw those characters who already appeared in their childhood age.

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Why is Sanji addressing Nami with “San” and Robin with “Chan”?

D: Oda-Sensei, After I started watching One Piece, I thought of it all the time, but why is Sanji addressing Nami with “San and Robin with “Chan”? Yet it is Robin who’s the elder!! Is there any deep meaning behind it!?

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O: Well I actually didn’t think anything of it. Before there was a staff member in our workplace who asked us something interesting. The wish to treat a woman older than you as if she was younger, and a woman younger than you as if she was more of an adult….Is Sanji acquainted with this feeling? I replied, “O, Ofcourse. That is right”

8 Things You Should Know About Nefertari Vivi

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  • Vivi has her own personal Jolly Roger. This was first seen on the hat she was wearing in Igaram’s nightmare when he feared that Vivi would run off to become a pirate with the Straw Hats.

  • As of the 5th Japanese Fan Poll, Vivi is the 24th most popular character, making her the fifth most popular female of the series behind Perona, Nico Robin, Boa Hancock, and Nami.
  • The Mr. 9 pair had a “performing” theme, with dancing and acrobatics.
  • Despite her long absence from the series and her separation from ties to the Straw Hat crew, Vivi and Carue have been featured on the cover pages of several chapters.
  • She is a playable but secret character in One Piece: Mezase King of Pirates (with Igaram, Carue, and Pell as support), One Piece Grand Battle as secret character (played as Miss Wednesday), One Piece Grand Battle 2 as Vivi with Chaka and Pell as her support, One Piece Grand Adventure (with Carue as a support character in addition to Chaka and Pell), and One Piece: Gear Spirit, with Carue assisting with all of her super moves, One Piece Unlimited Adventure and One Piece Unlimited Cruise 2 as a character in vs. mode, and in One Piece Gigant Battle 2. She is also a support character in One Piece Gigant Battle.
  • In the 4Kids dub, her name is pronounced as Vivi with short I’s, as opposed to FUNimation’s dub, where it is pronounced as ‘Veevee’.
  • Vivi is the only person that has an eyecatcher used during commercial breaks that is not part of the Straw Hat Pirates.
  • According to Volume 76’s SBS, Vivi’s image number is 5.5, her color is white (gold), her animal would be a dove/pigeon, her blood type is F (same as Luffy’s), her favorite foods are curry and pudding, and her least favorite food is dried shredded squid.

Shichibukai genderswapped

D: If the members of the Shichibukai were genderswapped with the Horu Horu no Mi ability, what would happen?             P.N. YMEK

Oda: You all really love this stuff, don’t you. It’s starting to get kinda weird, y’know??

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Crocodile: “Kuhaha <3 I won’t trust a single soul, but I totally believe in divination”

Moriah: “Y’all better do your shit <3”

Hancock: “I’ll be forgiven. That’s right, ’cause I’m hot”

Teach: “Huh? Black beard? I don’t grow one”

Doflamingo: “It begins… the cake buffet”

Jinbe: “I can’t thank you en…ice body!!”

Mihawk: “You must surpass my beauty”

Kuma: “Hey heeeey, if you could go on vacay, where’d you wanna gooo?”

The Wano Country

The Wano Country is a nation in the New World. It is a country not affiliated with the World Government.

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Wano Country has its own warriors, the samurai, who are swordsmen so strong that not even theMarines go near them. It was first mentioned by Hogback, as Ryuma was from there. In the Wano Country, women are expected to be modest and speak gracefully and quietly. In addition, the chonmage is a common hairstyle. Aside from Ryuma, the only other known residents areKin’emon, his son Momonosuke, Kanjuro, and a ninja named Raizo.

  • The name is a pun, as “Wa no Kuni literally meaning “Country of Harmony”)” is used as a name for Japan.
  • The fact that the swordsmen in this country are called “samurai” and its closed-door policy are also a reference to Japan in their Feudal era.
  • The location Kuri means “Nine Li”, Li being a unit of measurement originating from China, but adopted in Korea and Japan, roughly being 500, 393, and 3927 meters, respectively. Since Wano Country is based on Japan, Kuri may be translated as “35,345 meters” or “21.96 miles”.

7 Things You Should Know About Caesar Clown

Caesar seems to have the double theme of clown and king, as:

  • Caesar was the title for the Roman emperors, derived from the cognomen of Julius Caesar.
  • Clown can be romanized both as Clown and Crown.
  • He is the self-proclaimed King of Shinokuni (Land of Death).
  • In his Shinokuni form, he obtains a crown.

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Like Magellan, Caesar’s sinister face, wild hair and horns make him resemble a stereotypical image of a demon; particularly Baphomet, a pagan deity-turned-devil most commonly depicted as a humanoid goat.

In his first appearances his coat did not show “GAS” written twice on the front as it does from Chapter 666 on.

He is, so far, the only Devil Fruit user who seems to keep his Logia Devil Fruit active all the time (while not bound by Seastone), giving him his gaseous appearance.

Him being captured by Law and Luffy mirrors what happened to the real-life Julius Caesar, as they both were held for ransom and the pirates’ negotiations did not go as planned.

Caesar is the first antagonist to have his own signature soundtrack, called “Master’s Laughter” (Mの冷笑).

In the 5th fan poll, Caesar ranked 37th.