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Top Ten Bellamy Pirates

Posted in Top Ten with tags , , , , on June 29, 2012 by Stalker

The Bellamy pirates show up briefly in Mocktown before the Straw Hats go off to the islands in the sky.  We don’t learn alot about them except that they are are huge jerks and have taken on the symbol of the shichibukai Doflamingo. Doflamingo later has Bellamy killed for disgracing his symbol when Bellamy lost to Luffy.  I presume that Bellamys crew either broke up or is being lead by Sarquiss.  Wether they are still a crew or not let’s take a look at the members who were there in Mocktown.

1. Ross:  Ross doesn’t do much except for stand around looking cool and at one point he smashes Luffys face into a window.  He has two mysterious elements about him in his unrevealed face and that we haven’t heard him speak yet.  For now I think that makes him the coolest guy on the crew.

2. Sarkies & Lily:  Walking around shirtless with a long furcoat much like Ross, is Sarkies who is Bellamys 2nd in command.  He has the nickname “Big Knife” due to the big kukri knife that he uses in combat. He is also seen with Lily who is either a fellow pirate, his girlfriend or a woman that he bought, given that he offers to “buy” Nami as well.  He’s a jerk and a bully like the rest of the crew and Lily doesn’t mind laughing at others either.  Sarkies atleast got his face smashed into the ground by Black Beard which I’m sure everyone thought was long over due.

3. Hewitt:  This grumpy gus was going to get the nickname “21” from me, until I found out his name is actually Hewitt.  He is apparently the crews chef but the only thing I know for sure about him is that he reminds me of the guy from “Mr. Sunshine“.

4. Rivers & Mani:  Rivers is apparently the Bellamy crews sniper, making him the natural rival of Usopp if the two teams ever fight.  He has a few lines but is mostly seen sitting around with his girl Mani.    Time will tell if we ever see more of him.

5. Bellamy the Hyena:  Luffy and Bellamy are an awesome pair to compare and contrast each other to.  Similaritys include the fact that they are both rookie pirates with high bountys, they both have devil fruit powers and have similaritys in appearance.  They both wear shorts and sleeveless shirts, presumably to allow for freedom of movement while using their devil fruit abilitys.  Luffy has the rubber fruit that allows him to stretch and bounce while Bellamy has the spring fruit which allows him to turn his limbs into springs and bounce around.  Bellamy and Luffy also have similar messy hair (although Luffys is dark and Bellamys is light) and they both have a scar by their eye.  The major points of difference between the two are that Luffy has a grand dream that he wants to accomplish and likes to help others achieve their dreams as well.  Bellamy on the other hand just likes to mock people’s dreams and prevent them from coming true.  Ultimately it seems any dreams that Bellamy had won’t get the chance to come true since Doflamingo had him killed but it seemed to be a fitting end for him.


6. “Kevin“:  Seen only once the nerdy looking guy hiding in the back ground reminds me of Kevin from the Sin City comics.  Perhaps he also sits around silently until he gos on a hooker hunt?  Or maybe he’s just an accountant, we’ll probably never know.

7.  Muret:  As the crews doctor Muret wears an outfit that almost resembles that of a nurse.  I wonder if her skills were good enough to remove the fist imprint left on Bellamys face by Luffy? If so she must be pretty good.

8. “Cornrows“:  While only seen once standing in the background Cornrows gets his nickname from me because of his peculiar hair style.  I don’t think there’s another character yet who has had that kind of hair so that makes him pretty unique even if not cool.

9. Eddy:  It seemed pretty obvious from the first time we saw him writing in his book that this guy was probably the crews navigator which was later confirmed as well.  It seems fitting since he really doesn’t look like a fighter.

10.  “Dreadlocks”: Taking a swig from his wine bottle the guy I call Dreadlocks is only seen once from what I can tell.  No other info has been given for him so we’ll probably never know if he’s good for anything other than filling the last spot of this list.


Top Ten Wapol Styles

Posted in Top Ten with tags , , , on June 15, 2012 by Stalker

Wapol is one of the uncoolest guys in One Piece.  His devil fruit ability to eat anything and then modify his body with it has alot of potential though, if only he weren’t so cowardly and stupid.  Let’s take a look at a general timeline of Wapol as we’ve seen him.

1. Wapol the Pirate:  When we first meet Wapol he is introduced as a pirate, but is in actuality lost and trying to find his way back home.  This is his most normal appearance and he still looks creepy.

2. Wapol House:  The ultimate form of Wapols devil fruit abilitys is revealed when he has eaten a house and some cannons, turning him into the Wapol House.  He goes on to eat his lackeys and turn them into a monstrosity of epic crappiness.  It shows a hint of just how powerful his abilitys could be if he wasn’t such a fool.

3. Wapol Lamp: After getting blasted to a new island by Luffy Wapol starts eating whatever he can find including a lamp of some kind.  It’s probably his brightest idea yet.

4. Wapol Tree:  Looking like some kind of Broccoli Pinocchio, Wapol decides to go green.


5. Wapol Bench: What kind of creep would disguise himself as a park bench?  I bet he’d be sorry if he got a taste of a hobo coming for a nap.

6. Wapol Busted:  Finally after beginning to eat an entire town, the Marines intervene and put some cuffs on him.  I guess they weren’t seastone though, because he broke free and went into hiding.

7. Wapol Broke: Oh, how the “mighty” have fallen.  It’s good to see Wapol finally get what he deserves, being filthy and forced to sell matches seems quite fitting for the trouble he’s made.

8.  Wapol Working:  With humble beginnings Wapol actually manages to open a store, using his devil fruit powers to combine various junk into toys.

9.  Wapol Tycoon:  After stumbling upon a new type of metal known as Waponium found inside the toys that Wapol makes, he becomes super rich and even marrys Miss Universe, becoming more powerful than he was before (and takes up smoking apparently).

10. Wapol King:  With enough money and power to buy his own kingdom Wapol once again becomes a King, complete with his own team of Dark Doctors.  I feel sorry for anyone stuck living there though, maybe the Revolutionarys could pay him a visit.

11. Wapol unamused by this list…

Top 10 Baroque Works Agents pt. 2 (Numbers)

Posted in Top Ten with tags , , , , on June 1, 2012 by Stalker

Having looked at the the female half of Baroque Works special agents it’s time to look at their male partners.  Unlike their feminine counterparts who are named after holidays with no obvious way of knowing who outranks who, the guys have number designations with the lowest numbers outranking the higher.  However, the same rules don’t apply on this list, so let’s see where everyone ends up on the Top Ten.

1. Mr 1:  How fitting the number 1 Baroque Work agent is indeed Mr. 1.  He looks like some kind of wandering martial artist, looking for a worthy opponent, whom he finally finds in Zoro, but he’s actually a famous bounty hunter who’s real name is Daz Bones, the coolest real name of any character in One Piece. If there was any doubt as to why he belongs as number 1 on this list, he has the devil fruit ability to turn any part of his body into a blade, which would be an awesome ability and he uses it well.  He is the first opponent that Zoro actually has to “get stronger” to defeat, and even Mr. 1 admires him for it.

2. Mr. 0:  Better known as the privateer Crocodile, Mr. 0 is the mastermind of Baroque Works, with its entire grand operation, being an elaborate scheme to gain access to information about an ancient weapon.  With the ancient weapon in his arsenal, and the thousands of Baroque Works agents under his control, Crocodile ultimately wants to become the King of the Pirates, as was revealed by Miss Goldenweek.  He seems to have lost his ambitions after being defeated by Luffy, and even refuses the opportunity to escape, choosing rather to go to Impel Down, the worlds worst prison.  His ruthless cunning and formidable devil fruit powers make him pretty cool, but he definitely loses points for the tacky checkered coat he wears.  You can see his true style come out after escaping Impel Down, when he and Daz Bones decide to venture out into the Grand Line, perhaps to encounter the Straw Hats again.

3. Mr. 5:  Though he likes to act tough and look stylish, Mr. 5 is actually quite a poser, who demands respect and fear from others he doesn’t actually earn it.  Although he and his partner were feared by some lower ranking members of Baroque Works, and impressed the Unluckys, Luffy and Zoro didn’t pay any attention to them, except to knock them out for being annoying.  When attacked by Hina he simply ran away and left his partner Miss Valentine behind, only moving in to rescue her later, when Mr. 2 distracted Hina.  His Bomb Bomb devil fruit is pretty interesting, and in particular his revolver that he can load with his own breath that explodes when fired out.  Then again flicking exploding boogers is pretty gross so this guy only ranks as high as he does because of the crappiness of the rest of the agents, and not his own coolness.

4. Mr. 9:  For some reason I feel like I’ve met Mr. 9 before, but I can’t remember where.  He is an acrobatic fighter, doing fancy back flips and swinging a pair of metal baseball bats, which kind of reminds me of the Scout class from Team Fortress 2.  He’s not to smart but he does show heart by defending his partner Miss Wednesday when she’s in trouble.  It’s still great to see him get thrown into the line of fire while trying to restrain Zoro with the cables hidden in his baseball bat.  If anyone makes a Mr. 9 skin for TF2, make sure to include that ability in his custom baseball bat.

5. Mr. 11: We really don’t know much about Mr. 11, except that he got captured by the marines, was tricked by Smoker into helping them, and then killed by some ambitious “Million” agents who hoped for a promotion, if he was out of the way.  He looks like he has potential to be decent, judging by his outfit, but then again, maybe it’s better that we don’t know, and it’s that mystery that allows for him to rank as high on this list as he does.

6. Mr. 3:  Just looking at Mr. 3 should be enough to tell you that he isn’t a cool guy.  He prefers to do things in elaborate and conniving ways, which may work for him at times but not against the Straw Hats, and ended up costing him his position in Baroque Works and nearly his life.  He is capable of using his Wax Wax devil fruit to make huge daggers, large enough to stab into a giants hand, and form an armor around himself to physically fight, but only uses it as a last resort or as an act of cruelty.  If the guy would focus on using his powers for combat (and get a hair cut) he could easily rank higher on this list.

7. Mr. 8:  Better known as Igaram, the captain of Alabastas Royal Guard, we are introduced to him as the Mayor of Whiskey Peak, the first town in the Grand Line, that just happens to love partying with pirates.  Of course once the partying is over the citizens of Whiskey Peak kill the pirates and collect their bountys.  As the mayor of this place Mr. 8 looks the part with his fancy duds and old timey wig, but also carrys around a saxophone for no apparent reason.  His crappy wig and saxophone however serve as disguises to conceal his guns, that reveal themselves and fire when he pulls on his bow tie.  I wonder if his saxophone is meant to be a nod to a different manga character known as the Horn Freak.  Whether he is or not I don’t know, but this guy also gos on cross dress as Vivi on at least two occasions, which may prove his devotion for her but also looks just creepy.

8. Mr. 7:  What can be said about Mr.7?  Not much, because we hardly see him at all.  He’s a proficient sniper who is teamed up with Miss Fathers Day, but despite their combined attacks they failed to accomplish anything, except for making themselves look stupid (which they didn’t need help with).  Due to their failure there was no way that he was going to be promoted but thanks to some fan inquiry Eichiro Oda shared a picture of what Mr. 7 would have looked like if he became Mr. 6.  I can only imagine that he keeps looking dumber with each promotion, but we’ll never know for sure.

9. Mr.4 (and his gun dog Lassoo):  Would you look at this guy? Now pair him together with his gun/dog lasso.  These are some of the crappiest characters I have ever seen.  Ironically when they are paired up together they can actually make a pretty good team.  He is incredibly sloooooow when talking or even reacting to something like Usopps 5 tonne hammer attack, yet he can figure out the extremely precise timing, angle and strength to hit a timed explosive device to hit his intended target with amazing accuracy.  Furthermore, despite his scrawny arms he is able to swing a baseball bat that (genuinely) weighs 4 tonnes.  To make any of that impressive though he needs his baseball bomb shooting bazooka that “ate” a devil fruit and became a dog, who can take orders and toss out bombs.  This ridiculous duo is lucky to be together, because on their own, neither would make it onto the Top 10 as a team they are just crazy enough to beat out the next guy.  Which leads us to…

10. Mr. 2 Bon Kurei:  Once again at the bottom of the list Mr. 2 actually suffers from the fact that I know he could be cooler, but chooses to look and act outrageous.  In fact it seems that after getting his butt kicked by Sanji and then “sacrificing” himself and his crew for the sake of the Strawhats, he somehow managed to escape Hina the Black Cage and shows up to accost Mr. 3 wearing a simple button shirt and black suit, without his feather tiara and suddenly looks like a potentially cool dude. Obviously due to his ability to look like other people and of both genders, he has to be versatile in his styles but when it comes down to just being him, why revert to the ballerina instead of the bouncer?  Even if he can pretend to be someone cool, it won’t help him on this list and so he is once again at the bottom of Baroque Works top 10 agents.

11.  Mr. 13 (special mention):  Although his partner Miss Friday placed higher on the list than Mr. 13 that was basically out of necessity.  I didn’t want to include either of the animal agents in the Top Ten but I just needed a tenth member for the females so she made the list.  Thanks to the miniscule appearance of Mr. 11, I didn’t need to use Mr. 13 in the proper list but I still wanted to give him some attention because he seems like a pretty cool otter.  He’s a great artist, a serious spy and he fights with a pair of bladed clam shells which is impressive enough to deserve a mention.

Top 10 Baroque Works Agents pt. 1 (Holidays)

Posted in Top Ten with tags , , , , on May 25, 2012 by Stalker

The Baroque Works is a massive bounty hunting organization, masterminded by the mysterious Mr. Zer0.  With over 2000 total members only the top 27 get special code names, and in this post we’ll take a look at the female members we know about. There are 14 pairs of agents consisting of a male and female member in each pair (except Mr. 2 but we’ll get to him later).  The guys all have a number for a code name while the gals get a Holiday or day of the week.  This is the Top Ten female agents of Baroque Works.

1. Miss Double Finger:  With a ridiculous name like that you might not think she could make it all the way to the top of the list, except that she probably actually is the coolest female member of Baroque Works.  Her code name “Double Finger” is in reference to holding up your pointer finger to indicate the number one, while having double “ones” is a reference to January 1st being the 1st month and 1st day of the year, so really her code name should be Miss New Years, which I think sounds cooler.  She worked under cover as Paula, the owner of a Cafe, which also was revealed to be her personal dream job.  When not at the Cafe, she completed missions or hunted pirates with her partner Mr. 1 as the the organizations most effective duo.  They made a good team, until they underestimated the Straw Hat pirates, which didn’t turn out too bad for her, since she was able to return to her dream job as the owner of Spiders Cafe.

2. Miss All Sunday:  Although she may have been the highest ranking female member of Baroque Works she doesn’t quite make the top of this list.  Miss All Sunday or Nico Robin as we come to know her, is Mr. Zer0’s partner and an integral part of his master plan.  She betrays him however and even tries to kill him.  Mr. Zero isn’t hurt though (physically or emotionally) seeing as how he had expected as much from her and never fully trusted her.  Apparently Baroque Works was only one of many groups that Nico Robin belonged to that ended disastrously, so only time (and Oda) will tell if the same happens to the Straw Hats.

3. Miss Wednesday The third member on this list is another traitor to the group and someone that I consider an honorary Straw Hat pirate.  Introduced as Miss Wednesday we later see her as Princess Vivi and she helps Luffy and the gang bring down Baroque Works.  With her hypnotizing belly dance, peacock slasher chain and stupid duck mount, she may seem to silly to place so high on this list but as I think you’ll agree, they only get worse from here.

4. Miss Monday:  Probably the most muscular woman introduced in the One Piece world, Miss Monday is probably also one of the strongest.  She is seen easily swinging a long ladder, a large log and throwing a full barrel of alcohol.  When she got Zoro down on the ground, she put on a pair of brass knuckles to finish him off (although this only served to piss him off instead).  She was partners with Mr. 8 while in Baroque Works but after it was disbanded she ended up (presumably) married to Mr. 9, and having a child with him.

5. Miss Valentine:  I would expect someone with the code name of Miss Valentine to wear everything possible with pink hearts, a very traditional symbol of Valentines day.  Much to cliche I suppose, since instead she wears bright yellow with lemon slice patterns all over.  She has the devil fruit ability to alter her weight to anything from 1 to 10,000 kg without affecting her shape or size at all.  It’s an unusual ability but she uses it in an interesting way by floating into the sky with her umbrella, while weighing 1 kg and then suddenly dropping down on her opponent weighing 10,000 kg.  This ability probably doesn’t help much with her dream job as a chocolatier at Spider’s Cafe, unless it helps her keep off the pounds she gains from testing all her creations.

6.  Miss Golden Week:  The code name Golden Week may not mean a lot to those of us outside of Japan, but out there it is a designation for a particular time of year that has several holidays all within a weeks time. When translated by Fox Kids is given the code name Miss April Fools instead, to avoid confusion, but thanks to Google and Wikipedia, I was able to just look up “goldenweek” and learn something new instead.  She is the youngest member we see in Baroque works and using her magical paint set, she ends up trying to get Baroque Works back together, presumably to try and take over the world again.  Mr. Zero and Mr. 1 weren’t interested but she easily convinced several other former Baroque Works members to join her, and successfully broke them out of prison to start up Spider’s Cafe.

7. Miss Friday:  When you combine Miss Friday with Mr. 13, you get Friday the 13th, and the team known as the “Unluckys”.   They are not regular agents like others but rather, messengers to Mr. Zero and executioners for other agents who fail their missions.  It’s unknown how a vulture managed to get into a position like this within the group but if Mr. Zero thought he couldn’t trust any other humans, this bird brain and her otter partner gave up the identity’s of all the other Baroque Works members we know of, for a bowl of Donburi.

8. Miss Fathers Day:  Maybe you can see why Miss Fathers Day was beaten on this list by a bird, if you look at the way she dresses.  While lemon slices might not have a lot to do with Valentines day I have no clue how her Frog obsession fits with Fathers Day.  Apparently she is an excellent sniper though we don’t really get to see much impressive from her, and we never find out what happens to her after BW disbands.  Though I can understand why Miss Goldenweek wouldn’t come back for her.

9. Miss Merry Christmas:  As probably the oldest and most annoying member of Baroque Works, Miss Merry Christmas digs straight down to the bottom of list.  She is naturally ugly, has terrible style, constantly complains about her bad hip and can turn into a mole thanks to a devil fruit, making her look even more ridiculous.  She can definitely cause some damage when teamed up with her partner Mr. 4 but it sure is nice to see him send her flying with his oversized baseball bat.  “MOLEHILL INTERSECTION NUMBER FOUR!!!”

10.  Mr. 2 / Bon Kurei (as Nami):  Mr.2 Bon Kurei makes this list on a technicality. He is both a number and a holiday agent, with his Bon Kurei holiday referring to a specific day within the Japanese Obon festival.  He is a cross dresser who has the devil fruit ability to mimic other people (including women) and so he kind of is his own female counterpart.  He is able to use this particular trick expertly against Sanji, who coincidentally refuses to hit any woman (or guy who looks like one).   Sanji ultimately outwits and defeats him, but the same can’t be said for Hannyabal who falls for Mr. 2’s Nami’s appearance in Impel Down, ultimately leading to the greatest escape in the prisons history.  Despite his heroic actions in helping Luffy and the Strawhats on a number of occasions, including (seemingly) sacrificing himself for them, in the name of “friendship” is over the top and annoying ways land him on the bottom of the list.  Let’s see where he ends up in the next part Baroque Works Agents pt.2 (Numbers).

Top Ten Arlong Pirates

Posted in Top Ten with tags , , , , on April 20, 2010 by Stalker

Just before heading off to the Grand Line the Straw Hats take on the baddest pirates in the East Blue, the Arlong Pirates.  The Arlong Pirates are notable for being a crew comprised entirely of fish men, who are humans that have evolved by taking on aspects of various sea creatures.  Based out of Arlong Park, a custom built seaside resort, they don’t roam the seas looting but rather extort local villages to pay them.  Let’s take a look at some of them.

Chu, Hachi, Arlong and Kuroobi

  1. Kuroobi:  is a sting ray type fish man who is a practitioner of Fishman Karate, much like we see from Jimbei later in the series.  Like all fish men he is stronger under water than above and is actually the only one to prove it, during his fight with Sanji.  He looks cool wearing a karate Gi while everyone else on his crew wears hawaiian shirts or beach lounging gear.  In a flash back to when they first arrived in the East Blue Kuroobi uses his bullet proof fins on his fore arms to stop a bullet aimed at Arlong and proceeds to severely scar Genzo, who fired the shot.  If looking cool and being skilled weren’t enough to make him number one on this list, he clenches the spot by being the only one (besides Arlong) who is (rightfully) distrustful of Nami’s intentions.

    Kuroobi the sting ray fish man

  2. Arlong: is the leader of his group of fish man pirates.  He was defeated by Luffy which devastated his fish man superiority complex and was arrested by the Marines.  Arlong is very clever and realises that money can solve alot of problems, for example in order to keep extorting the villages under his control he bribes the Marine Nezumi.  He is also very strong and uses his strength to extort said villages and live a life of ease.  He comes from the Grand Line where the Shichibukai have a similar deal with the Marines.  While he can be calm and cool about things (like getting shot in the face by a cannon ball) he can also flip his lid and destroy an entire village if someone he’s extorting defys him.   He is a Saw Fish fish man and like wise uses a gigantic Saw bladed sword named kiribachi.  He has his own sea side resort named Arlong Park which was brought down on top of him in his fight with Luffy.  He would probably be cool enough to top this list if not for that ridiculous fur cap that he wears, because seriously who wears a fur cap to the beach?

    Arlong the Saw Fish fish man

  3. Chuu:  is a Kissing Fish fish man with a Steven Tyler appearance.   He has oversized lips that make him capable of spitting water like a machine gun but was actually defeated by Usopp of all people.  He often finishes his sentences by saying “Chuu”, which in english sounds like “Achoo” and could give the impression that he is always sneezing.  Chuu however is a japanese sound effect for kissing.  It is believed that he was arrested along with Arlong and is probably in a Marine prison somewhere working hard to over come his habit of making kissing noises to the other inmates.

    Chuu or Choo or Chew it doesn't matter really

  4. Swastika: is a “notable nobody” member of Arlong Pirates.  He is seen standing on the dock when Usopp, Johnny and Zoro float up to Arlong Park.  As a big fat guy he has some awesome shades and of course a controversial Swastika on his chest.  It isn’t the Nazi’s swastika but they still have to point that out in american translations because people are so quick to be offended by it.  It’s the same reason that Oda eventually had to do one of his only retcon’s by changing Whitebeard’s flag from a swastika to vertical cross bones.  We’ll have to see if this guy appears again to find out if his tattoo has changed as well.

    This guy is probably an angler fish

  5. Slick Shark:  is another notable nobody member of Arlong Pirates.  I can’t tell what kind of fish he is supposed to be but he seems like a pretty cool guy from the one mug shot we see of him.  If anyone has an idea of what kind of fish he is than leave a comment and help me out.

    One slick guy

  6. Hammer Head:  is most likely a flowerhorn type fish man.  He is a notable nobody with those same cool glasses as Swastika.  That flowerhorn type fish apparantly isn’t even found in nature but rather some messed up thing the japanese are making.  Although an ugly fish it makes a pretty cool fish man.

    Hammer Head says "It's Hammer Time"

  7. Bad Dude: is some sort of fish man that hangs out around Arlong Park.  I don’t know what it is about him but I want to call him dude.  I’m guessing he is an eel type fish man but if you think you recognize him leave a comment.

    Seems like one Bad Dude, I don't know why

  8. Big Mouth:  is a fish man who is seen fist standing on the docks and then chasing Usopp around.  He is an unnamed member of Arlongs Pirate crew and I believe he could be of Star Gazer fish type origin. I also considered piranha type but I think this guy is just too big to be based on something so small.

    Big Mouth

  9. Gallagher: is a fish man obviously based on the comedian Gallagher.  Okay so he lost the mustache but I think I got the reference right this time.  He looks like he’s enjoyed some watermelons in his time as well.

    Maybe he's based on Black Gallagher

  10. Hachi: is an octopus fish man and Arlongs first mate.  He looks horrendous with big suction cup things on his six arms and spiky hair but he also wears an old fashioned one piece swim suit with a furry collar.  To top things off he of course has long sucker face lips that he can blow out of like a trumpet or spit black ink from.  He is extremely stupid and was the only one to ever fall for Usopps rubber band trick.  Despite all his fancy sword play he got his but kicked by Zoro and later was shot by the loser Saint Charloss (really it served him right).  He also has a pet Sea Cow that he brought from the Grand Line to terrorize the East Blue (speaking of which…)


  11. Mohmoo (special mention): is a Sea Cow from the Grand Line.   He was apparently released into the East Blue with Arlong by Jimbei in order to prove his ruthlessness and gain the position of Shichibukai.  However considering what a wuss Mohmoo is it seems Jimbei was really pulling his punches here.  Mohmoo gets his butt kicked (well his throat actually) after trying to eat Sanji and then is forced to take Luffy, Sanji and Yosaku to Arlong Park.  He’s so scared of Luffy later on that he tries to just slink away instead of fighting him.  Luffy then grabs him by the horns and uses Mohmoo to take out the rest of the losers in Arlongs crew.  Hopefully after Arlong was arrested someone caught him with a fishing net and made him their chum.

    Chum! Get it?

Top Ten Don Krieg Weapons

Posted in Top Ten with tags , , , , on March 20, 2010 by Stalker

Don Krieg has some tough Wootz steel armor but what is less apparent is that his armor also happens to contain an impossible arsenal of convenient weapons.  In order to enjoy watching this guy fight, you’ll have to be able to forgive his ability to pull out weapons from nowhere, (but this needs to be said for alot of people in the One Piece world).  Let’s take a gander at them now.

  1. Guns:  While Krieg has a pair of double barrel pepperbox pistols his armor also has 10 guns hidden within it for a total of 14 shots at once.  This is some pretty advanced stuff even for what we’ve seen so far in the Grand Line but wait, there’s more…

    Carrying concealed weapons!

  2. Diamond Fist:  As one of the hardest and valuable substances in the world it’s pretty amazing to see Don Krieg conceal a diamond that size right under his glove.  It’s too bad Nami took off already or she might have been able to snag it from him.

    Some snazzy bling

  3. Water Bombs: These things could actually exist since there are alkali metals that react explosively when they touch water.  Check this out for an example.  These could be awesome out on the open seas as long you don’t accidentally get wet yourself.

    Don't forget these in your laundry

  4. Ball n Chain:  Really take a look at that thing and tell me where he was hiding it!  Granted it’s not near as huge as Garps but still.

    Not even Batmans Utility belt could hide this

  5. Dart Gun:  As you can see Kriegs shoulder pads some how contain a machine gun that fires spikes (or suction cups if you watch the Fox Kids version).

    This dart board fights back

  6. Wrist Mounted Flame Thrower:  Apparently people have really been working on creating these in real life and you can see why, they’re awesome!  I doubt they could incinerate an entire ship mast in mid air but we might get there some day.

    Sektor (from Mortal Kombat) has one just like it

  7. Shuriken Bomb:  Although it’s fired in the same way as his MH5 bomb it actually contains shuriken that blow up in a nail bomb fashion.  This works better on Luffy who is used to bouncing or hitting bombs and cannon balls back but most people would run from a bomb regardless of what type.

    Lethal while flying through the air, annoying while stuck in the ground

  8. MH5 Gas Bomb:  As someone who will go to any length to win a fight Krieg will use his MH5 chemical gas bomb that he fires from his shoulder pad/cannon.  His men are all prepared for it and carry Gas Masks with an antidote in them but the indiscriminate nature of gas weapons means any enemies or bystanders are potential victims.

    You need the wind in your favor for this to work

  9. Bomb Spear:  This is probably the most ridiculous weapon that Krieg carrys and it is a combination of his magical shoulderpads at the end of a long stick with a blade that pops out of the end.  Not only is this suddenly a huge spear but if he smashes you with it instead of stabbing you the spear will “blow up” without doing any damage to itself.  No idea how this is possible but it makes for an interesting battle I guess.  Speaking of impossible…

    The spears explosions don't even singe the fur around his shoulder pads?

  10. Spike Cape:  That stylish cloak that Krieg wears is not only a cool symbol of his captain status but it also works as a defensive wall of spikes promising to punish anyone foolish enough to hit him.  Its not really a weapon that he uses to attack but it does cause damage so I’m including it here.

    He looks kind of like a hedge hog

  11. Iron Net (Special Mention):  Although the net doesn’t actually harm his opponent it sure comes in handy for restraining them while Krieg pulls out some other cheap tricks.  Also if his opponent is a devil fruit user like Luffy, using the net to direct him toward the ocean where he will be powerless could actually win him the fight.


Top Ten Krieg Pirates

Posted in Top Ten with tags , , , , on March 20, 2010 by Stalker

Don Krieg’s Pirate armada shows up at the Baratie, a floating restaurant in the East Blue, which they hope to steal in order to start anew after being decimated by Hawkeyes Mihawk in the Grand Line.  Since his full armada of ships and crews was originally 50 ships with 5,000 men we’ll have to pick the Top Ten of the survivors which seems to be about 100 guys. I could easily do another series of the Top Ten worst Krieg Pirates but there are so many just read the manga and find out for yourself.

Iron Pearl, Don Krieg and Demon Gin

  1. Gin the Demon: easily tops the list as best pirate on Kriegs crew by being one of the coolest characters ever introduced.  Although he is 2nd in command to Don Krieg he is the one who literally carrys him away after their defeat at the Baratie.  He had a reputation of being completely merciless to his enemies and totally loyal to Don Krieg, (even becoming a scapegoat who got captured so Krieg could get away).  That changed however after receiving some undue kindness from Sanji, right when he needed it the most.  Later after seeing what a jerk and an ingrate Don Krieg is he defied Kriegs order to kill Zeff and Sanji and instead busted apart the huge piece of crap known as Iron Pearl.  That alone would put Gin at the top of this list but he also has some sweet tonfa’s and a sawed off shotgun all of which help him cement his position as the best Krieg Pirate.

    The Demon Gin

  2. Don Krieg: is the captain of his Pirate Armada and apparently had 5,000 men following him into the Grand Line but his entire crew was destroyed by a single Shichibukai known as Hawkeyes Mihawk.  Only his flag ship and about 100 men escaped back to East Blue, where Mihawk eventually caught up with him anyway.  He has a ruthless “do what it takes” mentality that allows him to fight in every dishonorable way possible. This attitude combined with his army of losers, his arsenal of amazing weapons and incredible personal strength make him quite a villain.    He is actually the last man standing in his fight with Luffy (though he seems to have lost his mind after the vicious knock on the head he received) and Gin finally takes him down, while Sanji has to rescue the drowning Luffy.  It promises to be interesting if we get to see these guys in the Grand Line and find out how the dynamic changed after Gin’s mutiny.

    Don Krieg in Wootz steel armor

  3. Shades:  is a Notable Nobody seen wading in the waters around the Baratie as Krieg and Gin do their thing.  I like to imagine this guy is a Yakuza or something like that.


  4. Sherlocke: has the same shirt as Zoro and an ugly hat that comes down covering one eye, kind of like Sanji.  He doesn’t seem to happy to be taking orders either, maybe he should branch out on his own.


  5. Mr. Lorre: is named after the cartoon caricature of Peter Lorre. I initially called him “Capone” because of his scar face but it will help me in the future if I don’t take names that Oda has already used for real characters.   He’s seen here taking a knife from the near dead Patti.

    Mr. Lorre

  6. Windswept: over here rocks a pretty simple design a mean glower and a long axe which he carrys in a very casual way.  I wonder if he actually fights like that too, but then again being on Kriegs crew he probably just gets beaten up like that.


  7. Yass-nope:  reminds me of Yassop the father of Usopp and impeccable marksman on the crew of Red Hair Shanks.  This guy seems to be pretty stupid though, since he trys to shoot Hawkeyes Mihawk (as if noones ever tried that before) but luckily for him Zoro interferes just in time to spare this fool any retalliation.  To be fair Krieg tries the same thing later firing off about a dozen guns instead of two and it’s equally useless.


  8. Rose Shirt: has of course a picture of a rose on his shirt.  In one of Oda’s SBS articles he describes his secret to drawing up simple roses.  Peeking in from the corner is some guy who apparently visited Sky Pine Resort and got one of their Pineapple hats (or maybe he just stole it from someone who had).

    Rose Shirt (and special guest Pineapple Express)

  9. Dane Cook?:  Am I the only one or is there a resemblance?  Maybe it’s just me but I’m going to call him that anyway.

    Dane Cook?

  10. Pearl the Iron Wall:  almost made me puke the first time I saw him.  He claims to be invincible behind his giant ornate shields but he also go’s berzerk if someone actually lands a blow on him.  He apparently grew up in a jungle where he learned to use a ring of fire to ward of would be attackers and now uses this trick any time he feels threatened.  He loves to beat on people when they can’t fight back ie. Sanji while Zeff is held hostage and he is a braggart too.  All of these things make it so satisfying to see his ugly pearl hat squish his face like an accordian after a ship mast falls on him.  Ultimately his Shield wall is shattered by the Demon Man himself when he finally had enough of Pearls crap.

    Pearl the Iron Wall