Thatch Trivia

  • Seeing a resemblance between Thatch’s name and that of the real life pirate known as Blackbeard, Edward Thatch, a fan asked Oda in a SBS question if Thatch was based on the real life Blackbeard along with Edward Newgate and Marshall D. Teach.Oda replied to the fan that he indeed based Thatch’s name on the real life Blackbeard’s. However, the similarity is in name only.
  • Thatch was the only division commander known to be killed before the start of the story line.
  • During the war at Marineford, Whitebeard is seen with only fourteen division commanders, not including Ace, indicating that Thatch had not been replaced.
  • In Episode 476, a statue resembling Thatch can be seen after Hancock’s first attack.
  • Initially in the anime, he was given blonde hair spiking out rather than being arranged in a pompadour, had a white foulard, wore a blue shirt and gray pants with a sword on his right hip.Later in the anime, he was given a different color scheme; his hair was changed to orange brown, his foulard became yellow, and his entire uniform changed to a much lighter blue, with his shirt and pants the same color.

The Supernovas’ Favorite and Least Favorite Foods

Kidd –Favorite Food:Cabbage Rolls –Least Favorite Food:Curry Udon
Killer –Favorite Food:Peperoncino –Least Favorite Food:Curry Udon
Apoo –Favorite Food:Tom Yam Soup –Least Favorite Food:Mayonnaise
Urouge –Favorite Food:Azuki beans, Pork –Least Favorite Food:Vegetables
Hawkins –Favorite Food:Fortune Cookies (hah!) –Least Favorite Food:Meat
Drake –Favorite Food:Chicken Rice –Least Favorite Food:Eggs
Law –Favorite Food:Onigiri, Grilled fish –Least Favorite Food:Bread, Umeboshi
Bege –Favorite Food:Meatballs, Tomatoes –Least Favorite Food:Tomato juice
Bonney –Favorite Food:Pizza (Margherita) –Least Favorite Food:Carrots

Robin’s Flowers

D: When Robin-chan lets sprouts flowers, blossoms scatter around her. Those are blossoms of what kind of flower? P.N. One Piece Mania

O: You spotted something interesting. Those blossoms that dance flufilly in the air, present the glory of Robin’s techniques. They are called “Fuwa* Flowers” and waft flufilly.Please give me the pornographic book

T/N note: Fuwa is a word used to describe fluffy things

Do you remember the Rumbar Pirates?

The Rumbar Pirates are a long dead pirate crew from the West Blue. They were first mentioned by Crocus as the group of pirates who brought Laboon to the Twin Capes.


The crew’s strength took them far into the Grand Line, however they met their end upon entering into the Florian Triangle. It is unknown who killed them, only that they died fighting an enemy they could not win against. As pirates, they were all prepared to die anytime, and as such, did not fear death. They only regretted that they must die before reuniting with Laboon.

Also it seems that many of them are very good at playing musical instruments. Brook even claims he can play all kinds of instruments, showing the ability to play at least violin, piano and guitar.

Furthermore, their sole surviving member (of sorts), Brook, was skilled enough to terrorize Thriller Bark along with its many undead inhabitants all on his own.

The name of the crew appears to be a combination of two similar words in a pun. The first term, “Rumba”, refers to a family of music rhythms and dance styles that originated in Africa. The second term, “Lumbar”, is a section of the body around the abdomen, known for the bones and spinal cord that exist there as part of the skeletal system. Due to the love of the music by the crew as well as due to Brook himself (whose skeleton, including his lumbar bones, are exposed due to the affect of the Yomi Yomi no Mi), it is presumed the two words were combined to define the name of the crew.

Despite being wiped out for about half-a-century, the Marines kept track of the crew’s information, as they managed to trace Brook’s connections based on the past bounty poster.

Parallels and Contrasts between Luffy and Blackbeard

I think we’ve all noticed some of the differences between Luffy and Blackbeard but I wanted to get more in depth about it. When Teach was first introduced Oda showed right off the bat that the characters are opposites with their comments about the pie in Jaya and their following argument. Here are the differences I’ve noticed other than taste in food.

  1. Planning: Teach has been shown to be a big planner where as Luffy is is more confrontational and faces his problems head on typically without any plan. This is pretty straight forward so I don’t have much else to say
  2. Allies: Teach makes enemies, a lot of them. Luffy may have declared war on the world government but Teach actively used and humiliated them. Teach also made enemies with all of the Whitebeard pirates by killing a member over a devil fruit and delivering Ace to the world government wich also made an enemy out of Luffy. Luffy on the other hand is really good at making allies and people are just drawn to him, he even has a few people in the navy such as Fujitora and Coby who respect and actually like him with Fujitora stalling for as long as possible over capturing Luffy, Luffy also quickly made allies with Whitebeard even to the point that he ordered his men to protect him with their lives which was surprising for everyone, he even got the man hating Hancock to fall for him. Not to mention Luffy’s friendship with Shanks. Even Mihawk commented about Luffy’s ability of turning the people around him into allies.
  3. Recruiting: this is a more subtle one that I only noticed recently. Luffy is a very welcoming person and for the most part will let people join his crew if he likes them, irregardless of their strength. Luffy also doesn’t care about reputation and asks people to join on a case by case basis, at the very beginning when Luffy went to recruit Zoro even after hearing about how he’s a monster and a demon he disregards his fearsome reputation and say “I’m going to see if he’s a nice guy”, Luffy judges people on his own observations rather than that of others, this also shows when he tells Shirahoshi she’ll have to decide herself if he’s a bad person or not. Teach on the other hand cares much more about having a “strong” crew, going so far as to break into Impel Down’s level 6 to recruit pirates based on their reputation alone (showing he DOES care about reputation and even bases decisions on it), and had them fight to the death because he only wanted the strongest. Luffy’s crew is incredibly loyal to him, but I don’t think that Teach’s is, though I can’t say for certain if that’s true or not but I’m sure Oda will show is in time.
  4. Age: one is old the other ain’t
  5. Devil fruits: Teach is incredibly reliant on his devil fruit powers, going as far as not making a move until he found the one he wanted and spent the two year time skip hunting down more to gain more power even though his original is said to be the most powerful. Luffy on the other hand is strong even without his devil fruit, but he uses it with his strength and usually doesn’t really solely on it especially after the time skip since he know knows haki. Luffy’s devil fruit is also arguably one of the weakest. Luffy spent the two year time skip learning Haki growing stronger by looking inward to his own strength while Teach grew stronger looking outward to outside sources. When it comes to devil fruits Teach is a jack of all trades master of none, where as Luffy has grown with and mastered his devil fruit

Luffy also shares some similarities with Marshall D. Teach.

  • They are the only captains of the Worst Generation who are referred by their epithet instead of their actual name to those who do not personally know them.
  • They are the only known members who carries the “D” name that is publicly known by everyone.
  • They are the only ones whose known goal is to become Pirate King and find the One Piece.

Gaimon – Oda’s favourite character

Eiichiro Oda stated that Gaimon was his favorite character in an interview from One Piece Color Walk 1 (published in 2001).

Gaimon has a green afro hairstyle, a black beard, a chubby face and a big mouth. He has been stuck inside a treasure chest for twenty-two years, and his body’s shape has grown accustomed to it overtime, making it virtually impossible for him to get out.

Gaimon before he got trapped in the treasure chest:Concept art of Gaimon:Gaimon and Sarfunkel after the timeskip:His pairing with Sarfunkel is a spoonerism of the singing group Simon and Garfunkel.

Tashigi was embarrassed

D: In chapter 692, there’s a scene where Nami and Luffy reunite. You can see a stocky-looking sailor who appears to be carrying Tashigi on his shoulder. That’s her, right?! Why is she riding him? She told Zoro, “Let me down when we find my men.” Is Zoro really that worried about her health? Heehee. –Someta

O: Well spotted. Yes, that is Tashigi, but that wasn’t on Zoro’s orders. I think Tashigi being embarrassed by Zoro was simply that she didn’t want her subordinates to see her being helped by a pirate, but being carried by her own men is different. I suppose she might be embarrassed in a different way, though. I don’t really know how young women think.


The Revolutionary Army is a powerful military organization led by Monkey D. Dragon.The Revolutionary Army’s main objective is to fight against the World Government’s rule over the world.

People who join the Revolutionary Army are considered notorious threats to the government, especially the high-ranking members. The leader Dragon is known as “The Most Wanted Man in the World”.Due to being an independent militia, another goal of the Revolutionary Army is arms stockpiling, in order to build up their military strength. They kept tabs on Doflamingo’s underworld activity for the sole purpose of gaining the weapons that he traded, and when Doflamingo was arrested they took all the weapons left on Dressrosa.

The Revolutionaries build up their forces by training young children into adulthood; how they gain most of these children is unknown.

So far, only one of the association’s ships has been shown: Dragon’s unnamed ship. The figurehead and theme in fact appear to be a dragon, complete with a small dragon tail, fitting the name of the leader. This ship was kept around for at least ten years, as seen when Dragon took her to rescue the citizens from the Gray Terminal, and when they landed to get supplies. After the Battle of Marineford, she was seen moored outside of the headquarters.The Revolutionary Army seems to use a plain dark-red triangular flag.

StrawHats and their spirit animals

In an SBS question, a fan asked what animals would they best resemble. When this question was first asked, the Straw Hats had 6 members. At a later SBS, Oda provided the other animals for the remaining crew members. Chapter 651’s color spread depicts each Straw Hat as an animal post-timeskip as well. Some of the crew’s animals are changed, but some stay the same.

Ace’s hat and explanation

D: Greetings, Odacchi sensei. Good afternoon(?). This is a question, but the marks on the hat Portgas D. Ace was wearing; do they mean:

☹: Was it okay for me to be born into this world?

: Meeting Pops, Luffy, and loving me so much, I’m glad I was born. Thanks.

…or something like that to indicate Ace’s question and the “Answer” he found? No, it’s gotta be that! When Ace said his quotes before dying, his expressions were the same as his hat. P.N. Nara’s K(Kuuki) Y(Yomeru) (Can read atmosphere)

O: Hmm, I see. I’ve received quite a number of postcards on this one. Those “marks” and “the last expressions”, hm. They are the same. I, also, was shocked when I had this pointed out at first. (Haha) What’s funny is that much to coincidence, that happened to become true. Back then, when Ace made his first introduction, there was sort of an idea of what this dude’s destiny would be inside me, but those marks were just plain old accessories, and so I never thought of a deep meaning. And the expressions of Ace when he was dying, well I just thought that would be relevant and drew those two panels next to each other. Realistically, the face of pain, burning, hurting, feeling bad, and not wanting to die. Still, the feeling of having no regrets. He probably tries to tell that is how he truly feels to Luffy. And that’s what his smile is. When a person cradles a crying baby, he/she always smiles, right? Same as that. Because he wants the person to smile, he dies with a peaceful smile in the end, and I think that shows us his kindness. Thinking that, I drew those panels. Ah- the explaination got kinda long-. Well anyhow- it’s amazing, how you all notice this stuff.