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Top Ten Alabasta Guards

Posted in Top Ten with tags , , , , on June 27, 2012 by Stalker

Due to the interference of the Baroque Works organization, the kingdom of Alabasta was devastated by a civil war.  The defenders of the royal family and King Cobra were on one side, the rebels lead by Kohza were on the other and nefarious Baroque Works agents were secretly among both, ensuring that the fighting would continue no matter what.  Here’s a look at some of the most noteworthy warriors fighting for Alabasta’s Royal heritage.

1.  Pell:  Considered to be one of Alabastas guardian “spirits” Pell has the zoan type devil fruit ability to turn into a Falcon.    He is considered to be the strongest warrior in Alabasta and part of that has to be his ability to fly, which is extremely rare even among devil fruit users.  While flying he also has the ability to fire off a pair of Gatling guns which easily makes him the the coolest guy in Alabasta and brings him to the top of this list.

2. Chaka:  The second guardian “spirit” of Alabasta is Chaka the Jackal.  Throughout the war he doesn’t prove to do a whole lot, but at one point he does turn into a man-jackal hybrid, which was cooler than some others,  even if it wasn’t very effective for the fight.  I hope his defeat at the hook/hand of Crocodile taught him to become stronger if he wants to survive in this dog eat dog world.

3. Brahm:  Although this guy is doesn’t really do anything to make himself cooler than anyone else, I like him because of ridiculous theory I have about him.  He shows up with the other three members of the Elite Alabasta Royal Guards to fight Crocodile after taking some super steroids, that grant them super strength but a limited life span.  After attempting to attack Crocodile with his dual pole arms he dies and is never seen again.  Or is he???  What if after dying Brahm gos to “heaven” up in Skypeia and becomes the angelic freedom fighter Braham?  Is that idea crazy cool or just crazy? Leave a comment if you want.

4. “Grim-mace”:  Do I have to explain how I got Grim-mace’s nickname? Well I’m going to regardless of how you answered.  It’s based on his expression which could be a Grimace.  He’s also kind of shaped like the McDonalds character Grimace.  Plus he swings a giant Mace in a Grim fashion.  -crap, apparently it becomes a flail when its on a chain, argh, I was so close-.   Anyway this notable nobody only shows up once but I like how he stands out from the rest of the generic guards, so I’m putting him up here.

5.  King Cobra:  Although King Cobra is not technically a guard, he did kick one of the bandits with Agotogi who tried to kidnap his daughter.  He even kept kicking once they were down, which is kind of shameful but it does go to show that he is willing to fight for his family/country.

6. Barrel:  The aptly named Barrel is the barrel bellied member of the Elite Alabastan Royal Guard.  He like the other members fails to attack Crocodile and dies shortly after from using super drugs.  His weapon of choice is a long fancy axe and more than that we’ll probably never know about him.

7.  Hyota:  With his hour glass shaped face and huge sword/axe thing Hyota seems to be the leader of the Elite Guards.  He manages to get out one passionate line before falling dead in failure like the others.  As a leader he makes up for what he lacks in brains with heart.

8. Arrow: The long and lanky Arrow is the last member of the Elite Guards, and despite his name he actually fights with a long double edge sword.  There’s not much that’s notable about this nobody except that he has crappy pants and died like the rest of the guards. Oh, well.

9. “Goatee“:  Apparently this guy is a rebel within the Alabasta Army by having a non regulation facial hair arrangement.  Out of all the average soldiers who were not also members of Baroque Works this guy stood out at least a little and so made it on to this list.

10. Igaram:  As the Captain of the Alabasta Guard you would expect this guy to be tough or cool or something.  Ultimately he never manages to do anything cool. He uses ridiculous weapons while fighting and losing to Zoro.  He gets blown up while dressed as princess Vivi.  He carry’s the kid who told the truth about Mr. 2 acting like King Cobra, while not saying anything himself.  After that he gets stuff thrown at him while dressed as princess Vivi again.  He’s real lucky to have Chaka and Pell to do all the fighting for him because this guy sucks.

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