12 Things You Should Know About The Eleven Supernovas

12 Things You Should Know About The Eleven Supernovas
Before the timeskip, the combined bounties of all Eleven Supernovas equal to Beli 2,152,000,000, the highest combined amount of any known group. It is currently unknown what it is post-timeskip. With the information revealed so far, the collective amount is at Beli 3,430,000,000. Of the Eleven Supernovas, all but two... Read more »
July 23, 2017 / 0

10 Famous Mangakas drew Luffy in their own styles!

It’s always great fun to see different artists’ takes on a familiar character, and we hope you’ll enjoy seeing Luffy portrayed in the varied unique styles as much as we did.

Luffy drawn by Akira Toriyama (creator of Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball):

Luffy drawn by Masashi Kishimoto (creator of Naruto):

Luffy drawn by Tite Kubo (creator of Bleach):

Luffy drawn by Yuusuke Murata (illustrator of One Punch Man):

Luffy drawn by Takehiko Inoue (creator of Slam Dunk and Vagabond):

Luffy drawn by Katsura Hoshino (creator of D.Gray-man):

Luffy drawn by Kyousuke Usuta (creator of Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar):

Luffy drawn by Hiroyuki Takei (creator of Shaman King):

Luffy drawn by Yasuki Tanaka (creator of Kagijin):

Luffy drawn by Masaya Tokuhiro (creator of Jungle King Tar-chan):

The Destroyer of Fishman Island

Myth: Shyarly only said the Destroyer of Fishman Island would be wearing a Straw Hat, not that it is Luffy. Jinbe’s going to go get a bunch of Straw Hats for the children of Fishman Island. Whoever the Destroyer is will just take one of these hats to taunt the Fishmen and/or the Straw Hat Pirates. After all, Luffy would never destroy Fishman Island! Plus the Straw Hats have left Fishman Island, and so far they have not gone back to any previously visited island!

Fact: So far, nothing has been confirmed. While Keimi commented that Shyarly’s prediction could take up to a year to come to pass, there was no direct evidence that Luffy is indeed the Destroyer. While the Straw Hats have not yet backtracked, with the introduction of the three needle Log Pose, the dangers of the New World, and the Straw Hats’ promise to Shirahoshi may mean that the Straw Hats will revisit Fishman Island before the end of the story. However, this myth may just be hopeful thinking by fans, and the circumstances under which Fishman Island will be destroyed, if it actually is, are unknown.

Which member of the Straw Hat Pirates has the saddest backstory?

Each of the Straw Hats has had a sad past which can be considered depressing to straight heartbreaking. Which one, in your opinion, has had the saddest story of all?Robin. She was a lonely, sad girl who was emotionally abused by relatives, shunned and hated by kids her age, and the one place where she felt loved and accepted dashed her hopes of joining the Poneglyph research team. The WG comes to punish Ohara with a buster call, destroying everything and everyone she loved, forced from that point onwards to run away from widespread legal persecution and deeply hateful people who told her she was a “demon” for being alive. She had to betray entire organizations in order to survive, and never found a company of friends until she joined the Straw Hats.Nami. Adopted mother was murdered in front of her when she was young. She had to live with Arlong for most of her life, only to be completely betrayed at the end when Arlong didn’t keep his part of the deal.
Brook. Watching his entire crew slowly die, then spending an entire 50 years drifiting on a derelict ship with nothing but himself and the skeletal remains of his crew to keep him company. All the while trying to keep himself from going insane.Chopper. Rejected by his race, attacked and feared by another. Essentially killed the one man who was nice enough to take him in.
Luffy. Lost his “adopted” brother at a young age, and was at fault for his hero sustaining a major injury.Franky. Basically at fault for the alleged death of his mentor.
Usopp. His mother passed away and his father left when he was young.
Zoro. His best friend died at a young age.
Sanji. Sanji has been abused physically and emotionally throughout (most likely) his whole childhood. He was rejected by his real family. Lost his mother when he was young.

Zou Island is Real!

Did You Know this place existed? This is Elephant Rock in Iceland.

Anyone who’s seen the works of Michelangelo or visited Mount Rushmore knows that rock can be sculpted to look like anything or anyone. But this was done by nature.

Water and wind dug away hard stone in manner that looks unbelievably real, right down to mimicking the skin patterns of an elephant.

Haoshoku Haki Explanation and its Users

Haoshoku Haki is a rare form of Haki that cannot be attained through training. Only one in several million people have this ability. This type of Haki allows the user to exert their willpower over others. It is said that whoever possesses this type of Haki has the qualities of a king.

This type of Haki grants the user the ability to dominate the wills of others. The most common usage of it shown in the series so far is using it exert the user’s willpower onto those with weak wills and rendering them unconscious. Whilst inexperienced users are restricted to merely overpowering the will of one individual or blindly knocking out weak-willed people around them, those with more expertise can pick out weak-willed individuals in a large group and knock them out without affecting the others. However, those with stronger wills can resist or even ignore the effects of Haoshoku Haki. The ability to knock someone out depends on the difference in strength between the person using the Haki and the person or persons the user is trying to knock out. The greater the power gap, the easier it is to knock the victim out. According to Rayleigh, while this type of Haki cannot be attained through training, it can be improved upon through strengthening the will of the user. It seems that upon recovery, victims of Haoshoku Haki experience the sensation of chills running through their body. However, it presumably wears off after a short period. One can also use Haoshoku Haki to destroy things as seen by Shanks. When on Whitebeard’s ship Shanks was able to crack a part of the ship using his Haki.

According to Trebol, Haoshoku Haki is proof of an individual who possesses the qualities of a king, a candidate chosen by heaven.Indeed, most of the people who have been shown to possess Haoshoku Haki (aside from Luffy and the non-canon Naguri) share a royal position or epithet or attained some highly respected status, which indicate their dominating role:

  • Boa Hancock, also known as the Pirate Empress, is Amazon Lily’s ruler, a member of the Oka Shichibukai(Royal Seven Warlords of the Sea) and captain of the Kuja Pirates.
  • Charlotte Linlin is Totto Land’s queen, one of the Yonko, and captain of the Big Mom Pirates. She is also the matriarch of the Charlotte Family.
  • Chinjao was a Don before passing the title to Sai. He is the leader of the Chinjao family and former 12th Admiral of the Happo Navy.
  • Donquixote Doflamingo is the former king of Dressrosa, a former member of the Oka Shichibukai and captain of the Donquixote Pirates, as well as a former World Noble and the most influential person in the Underworld.
  • Edward Newgate was one of the Yonko (Four Emperors) and captain of the Whitebeard Pirates.
  • Portgas D. Ace, being the son of the Pirate King, can metaphorically be considered a prince, and also misunderstood by the world at large that Whitebeard intended to make him the successor. He was also captain of the Spade Pirates earlier, later became commander of second division of the Whitebeard Pirates.
  • Shanks is one of the Yonko and captain of the Red Hair Pirates. He also served as an apprentice under the late Pirate King and inherited Roger’s Straw Hat which he later gave to Luffy.
  • Silvers Rayleigh has the epithet of “Dark King”. He was also the right-hand of the late Pirate King.

While this is shown to be a very rare gift among the world as a whole, it is noted by Don Chinjao that the New World is filled with numerous others who possess the ability to use this Haki. He explains that Luffy will most certainly encounter them and fight them for the title of Pirate King.

Did You Know This?

First of all Crocodile is the first Shichibukai to be defeated by Luffy. He is the only one of the original Shichibukai to possess a Logia Devil Fruit. Crocodile is the first Logia-user that Luffy defeated.

In the Volume 63 SBS Oda drew the Shichibukai as children. Young Crocodile has almost exactly the same hairstyle as his adult self but is missing his trademark scar and hook. He is wearing simple clothing with a large pistol slung on his belt.

Miss Goldenweek’s Rainbow Color Trap reveals that his dream was to become the Pirate King.

It was noted that if the World Government had known Crocodile was head of Baroque Works, his bounty would be at least Beli162,000,000.

Crocodile shares some similarities with Doflamingo:

  • They are both former Shichibukai.
  • They both are/were leaders of a powerful criminal organization with several Devil Fruit users.
  • Crocodile was the main antagonist of the second saga of Part 1 (Baroque Works Saga), while Doflamingo was the main antagonist of the second saga of Part 2 (Pirate Alliance Saga).
  • They both are Devil Fruit users and have mastered their powers to high levels and both are aware that Devil Fruit powers can be awakened (in fact Crocodile was the first character to mention the concept of a Devil Fruit being awakened when he explained the Jailer Beastswhere Awakened Zoan Devil Fruit users while Doflamingo is the first Awakened ParameciaDevil Fruit user to be shown).
  • They both use coats as their common clothes.
  • They both were present at Roger’s execution.
  • They both aimed to control a whole country (with Doflamingo having succeeded).
  • They both contrabanded illegal sustances (Dance Powder and SAD).
  • Both characters’ defeats at the hands of Monkey D. Luffy seem to mirror each other:
  • Luffy defeated Crocodile by blasting through Crocodile’s single attack with a barrage of punches, launching him through an underground cavern and into the air.
  • Luffy defeated Doflamingo by countering a large group of Doflamingo’s attacks with one powerful punch, launching him through the air and into an underground cavern.

In the 5th Japanese Fan Poll, Crocodile is ranked the 15th most popular character in One Piece, making him the 2nd most popular of the original Shichibukai, the 3rd overall, and the most popular antagonist in the series. Coincidentally, 15 is the same spot he occupied in the first poll he was in.

8 Things You Should Know About Basil Hawkins

  • Hawkins’ name is derived from a real life pirate and a navigator. His given name came from Basil Ringrose, while his surname came from John Hawkins.

 

  • In Japan, Hawkins’ birthday, September 9th, is known as ‘Fortune-telling Day’ (占いの日 Uranai no Hi?), a reference to his fortune-telling abilities.
    • He shares his birthday with Shyarly, a fellow fortuneteller.
  • Hawkins’ favorite food is fortune cookies, and his least favorite food is meat.
  • Hawkins’ hobbies are interior designing and taking bath
  • As a child, he had much shorter hair and wore a similar coat to the one he wears now but in pink. He wore light and dark green striped pants. He is also shown with his trademark stoic expression, possibly partaking in a tarot card reading.
  • In the manga, it is unknown what type of cards Hawkins uses for his cartomancy as only the back has been seen so far.
    In the anime, they appear to be tarot cards since the “Death (XIII)” card was seen.
  • Oda revealed that Hawkins was originally going to join the Shichibukai.
  • In the 5th fan poll, Hawkins ranked 54th.

Kozuki Oden

Kozuki Oden was the daimyo of Kuri in Wano Country and was Momonosuke’s father.

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Oden cared deeply for his clan as he sacrificed himself to enable his son and retainers to escape the Beasts Pirates. Kin’emon, Kanjuro, Raizo, and Momonosuke were shown grieving over his death.

Due to the loyalty of their rulers, all the minks on Zou respect Oden and the Kozuki Family enough to sacrifice their lives for one of their retainers.

As retainers, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi are very loyal to Oden. However, when Momonosuke saw Inuarashi and Nekomamushi, he questioned whether Oden was the reason for their bitterness toward each other. Momonosuke claimed that his father would be saddened if he saw them fighting, a remark that caused the two to reconcile their feud, showing their respect toward his father.

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As part of the Kozuki Family, Oden inherited the knowledge and skill to read Poneglyphs and write its ancient language. He also had the ability to hear the “Voice of All Things”.

Oden was also a member of the Roger Pirates. His clan formed a pact with Inuarashi and Nekomamushi and he traveled the seas together with them. For a time, they traveled on Whitebeard’s ship and later with Gol D. Roger’s crew on the Oro Jackson. Oden also had been on Raftel with Roger.

Sometime before the present, he and his wife were executed by Kaido and the shogun of Wano Country and he died without passing on the knowledge of the Poneglyphs to his son Kozuki Momonosuke.

Zephyr Trivia

  • Zephyr shares his name with Zephyrus (Ζέφυρος), the personification of the west wind in Greek mythology.
  • He is the only known Marine Admiral that hasn’t eaten a Devil Fruit.
  • His favorite alcoholic beverage is Jerez.
  • He is currently the highest-ranked non-canon Marine.
  • He shares some similarities with Gasparde:
    • Both crews’ jolly rogers indicate a relationship with the Marines.
    • Both were high-ranking Marine officers before their departure (though their reasons and chosen paths were different).
  • Zephyr also shares many similarities with the main antagonist of the movie Strong World, Shiki:
    • Both are the antagonists of movies overseen by Eiichiro Oda during the whole process.
    • Both’s histories have been developed by Oda personally.
    • Both also have remarkable prostheses that double as weapons, with Shiki having two swordsreplacing his feet and Zephyr having a huge mechanical arm.
    • Both characters have elements of ships on their own bodies, with Shiki having a steering wheel on his head and Zephyr having two mast riggings across his chest.
    • Both are from Roger’s era.
    • Both had four episodes related to their respective movies with their own sets of characters.
  • Zephyr even shares some similarities with Edward Newgate:
    • Both are from Roger’s era.
    • They were the same age (though Newgate died two years before Zephyr).
    • Their last actions were to sacrifice themselves to save their comrades from the Marines.
    • Both were killed by a former subordinate with whom they once shared a mutual respect.
    • Their signature weapons served as their grave markers.
    • Both were dependent on medical support outside of combat.
  • In the 5th fan poll, Zephyr ranked 71st making him the most popular non-canon character in the series.