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Straw Hat Pirates The protagonists of the One Piece series are all members of the Straw Hat Pirates (麦わらの一味 Mugiwara no Ichimi?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, a crew of nine pirates captained by Monkey D. Luffy. The crew's number increases throughout the series, as Luffy recruits new members. Once Usopp joins the Straw Hat Pirates, they gain their own ship, the "Going Merry", which is later destroyed and replaced by a larger and more powerful vessel, the "Thousand Sunny" created by their shipwright Franky. After the Dressrosa arc, the Straw Hat crew now head the Straw Hat Grand Fleet, consisting of 5,600 pirates from seven different crews; Luffy however, didn't like the idea of being a fleet commander, and thus organizes his new army in a way that they may act independently, but when one crew is in trouble, the others must do what they can to help them.

Monkey D. Luffy

{{#invoke:main|main}} Monkey D. Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ Monkī Dī Rufi?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} is the primary protagonist of the One Piece series. At the age of seven, he admires and tries to join the pirates of the "Red Haired" Shanks. Ridiculed and rejected, he inadvertently eats their treasure, the Paramecia-type Gum-Gum Fruit (ゴムゴムの実 Gomu Gomu no Mi){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, which gives his body the properties of rubber. His reckless efforts ultimately lead him into grave peril and cause Shanks to lose an arm while rescuing him. After that, Luffy gives up on joining Shanks. Instead he resolves to start a crew of his own and become King of the Pirates. Displeased by Shanks thus spoiling his grandson, Garp takes Luffy to be raised by Curly Dadan and her mountain bandits, who he strong-arms into taking him in. During Luffy's time there, he becomes sworn brother with Garp's other ward Ace, and local runaway noble Sabo. Ten years later, and still wearing Shanks' treasured head covering, Luffy forms and captains his own pirate crew called The Straw Hat Pirates and sets sail for the Grand Line and quickly gains infamy as "Straw Hat" Luffy (麦わらのルフィ Mugiwara no Rufi){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}. Eventually, after his strength proves insufficient to save Ace from execution, he spends two years on a secluded island, learning the use of the three colors of Haki from Silvers Rayleigh, before heading to the New World. Luffy is voiced by Mayumi Tanaka.<ref name="ToeiEp1to17">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref> In the 4Kids Entertainment English adaptation, he is voiced by Bella Hudson.<ref name="4KidsEp1to3">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref> In the Funimation Entertainment English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Colleen Clinkenbeard.<ref name="FuniEp1to26">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref>

Roronoa Zoro

{{#invoke:main|main}} Roronoa Zoro (ロロノア・ゾロ?, named after François l'Olonnais){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} is a swordsman who uses up to three swords simultaneously, holding one in each hand and a third in his mouth. To fulfill a promise to Kuina, his deceased childhood rival, he aims to replace "Hawk Eyes" Mihawk as the world's greatest swordsman. Traveling the seas in search of Mihawk and making a living as a bounty hunter, he becomes infamously known as "Pirate Hunter" Zoro (海賊狩りのゾロ Kaizoku-Gari no Zoro){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}. Eventually, he comes into conflict with Helmeppo. To keep harm from innocent civilians, Zoro allows himself to be temporarily incarcerated, while Helmeppo plots to have him killed. Zoro is saved from execution by Luffy in exchange for becoming his first crewman. At that point, Zoro makes it clear that he would turn on his captain if he ever stepped between him and his dream. However, Zoro grows fond of his crew and after several defeats in their defense, his priorities change and he convinces Mihawk to take him for a student. In the anime television series, his voice actor is Kazuya Nakai.<ref name="ToeiEp1to17"/> In the 4Kids English adaptation, his name is spelled Roronoa Zolo, and he is voiced by Marc Diraison.<ref name="4KidsEp1to3"/> In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Christopher R. Sabat.<ref name="FuniEp1to26"/>

Nami

{{#invoke:main|main}} Adopted and raised by Navy seaman turned tangerine farmer Bellemere, Nami (ナミ?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} and the older Nojiko, have to witness their mother being murdered by the infamous Arlong, whose pirate gang occupies their island and extracts tribute from the population. Striking a deal with him, Nami, still a child but already an accomplished cartographer who dreams of drawing a complete map of the world, joins the pirates, hoping to eventually buy freedom for her village. Growing up as a pirate-hating pirate, drawing maps for Arlong and stealing treasure from other pirates, Nami becomes an excellent burglar, pickpocket and navigator with an exceptional ability to forecast weather. After Arlong betrays her, and he and his gang are defeated by the Straw Hat Pirates, Nami joins the latter in pursuit of her dream and acquires infamy herself as "Cat Burglar" Nami (泥棒猫のナミ Dorobō Neko no Nami){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}. Throughout the series, her weapon of choice is a three-sectioned staff, later versions of which allow her to produce various weather phenomena. She is voiced by Akemi Okamura.<ref name="ToeiEp1to17"/> In the 4Kids English adaptation, her voice actress is Kerry Williams.<ref name="4KidsEp1to3"/> In the Funimation English adaptation, her voice is supplied by Luci Christian.<ref name="FuniEp1to26"/>

Usopp

During his early childhood, Usopp (ウソップ Usoppu?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} is abandoned by his father, Yasopp, who leaves to join the Red-Haired Pirates. Then, as Banchina (バンキーナ Bankīna){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, his mother, falls ill, Usopp starts telling tall tales, expressing his hope that his father would return and take them out to sea. Even after his mother dies, Usopp does not blame his father for leaving, but strives to become a great pirate himself, despite his cowardly disposition. He is a gifted inventor, painter and sculptor. In combat, he primarily relies on slingshots to fire various kinds of ammunition with great precision. Eventually, he achieves notoriety under his alter-ego "Sniper King the King of Snipers" (狙撃の王様そげキング Sogeki no Ō-sama Sogekingu){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, a hero sniper wearing a golden mask and cape. In the anime series, his voice actor is Kappei Yamaguchi.<ref name="ToeiEp1to17"/> Jason Griffith and Sonny Strait provide his voice in the 4Kids and Funimation English adaptations, respectively.<ref name="FuniEp1to26"/><ref name="4KidsEp7to11">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref>

In a 2007 Oricon poll, Usopp was voted the 10th most wanted character to receive a spin-off amongst all respondents, and the 5th most popular amongst males.<ref name="oricon">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In a review of Funimation Entertainment's second DVD release for Mania Entertainment, Bryce Coulter notes that Usopp "brings lots of comic relief to the series", but also comments that he "can be downright annoying at times."<ref name="Coulter">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Sanji

While serving as an apprentice cook on a passenger ship, nine-year-old Sanji (サンジ?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} stands up to a boarding party of pirates led by the infamous "Red Foot" Zeff (赫足のゼフ Aka-Ashi no Zefu){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}. During the encounter, Sanji is swept into the sea by a massive wave, but Zeff jumps after him because of their common dream of finding the All Blue (オールブルー Ōru Burū){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, a legendary sea, containing every kind of fish in the world. While castaway together, the pirate saves Sanji's life yet again by giving him their entire food, surviving himself by eating his own leg. After their eventual rescue, Sanji stays with Zeff for several years and helps him build a floating restaurant, the Baratie (バラティエ){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}. Zeff in turn makes him a first rate cook and teaches him his kick-based fighting style. Mirroring Zeff, Sanji will never refuse a starving person a meal, and in fighting only uses his legs, so as to protect the hands he needs to cook. He also develops an unusual weakness for women, and makes a principle of never harming one, even if it means his death. Eventually he becomes infamous under the name of "Black Leg" Sanji (黒脚のサンジ Kuro Ashi no Sanji){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, and while training for a period of two years in Emporio Ivankov's Kamabakka Queendom (カマバッカ王国 Kamabakka Ōkoku){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, develops the Sky Walk (空中歩行 Sukai Wōku){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, a variant of the Six Powers (六式 Rokushiki){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} technique Moonwalk (月歩 Geppō){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, which allows him to essentially run through air. In the Japanese anime television series, he is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata.<ref name="ToeiEp18to30">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref> In the 4Kids English adaptation, he is voiced by David Moo.<ref name="4KidsEp17to21">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref> In the Funimation English adaptation, his voice is supplied by Eric Vale.<ref name="FuniEp1to26"/>

Tony Tony Chopper

Tony Tony "Cotton Candy Lover"Unknown extension tag "ref" Chopper (トニートニー・チョッパー Tonī Tonī Choppā?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} is a doctor and a blue-nosed reindeer. The power of the Zoan-type Human-Human Fruit (ヒトヒトの実 Hito Hito no Mi){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} provides him with the ability to transform into a human or human-reindeer hybrid. A self-developed drug he calls Rumble Ball (ランブル・ボール Ranburu Bōru){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} enables Chopper to perform even more transformations. When complimented, Chopper acts really happy while either telling the person who complimented him to stop trying to make him happy, or that Chopper is not very happy. His voice actress is Ikue Ōtani.<ref name="ToeiEp78to91">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref><ref>Kazue Ikura voiced Tony Tony Chopper for episodes 254-263.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}</ref> In the 4Kids and Funimation English adaptations, his voice is supplied by Lisa Ortiz and Brina Palencia, respectively.<ref name="4KidsEp47to52">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref><ref name="movie8"/>

When creating Chopper, Oda wanted a mascot who is both cute and fearless.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> An IGN review of the manga praised Chopper's character as one of the best in the series and said that he was able to be both touching and funny.<ref name="ign">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> With Chopper's back story, Oda wanted to illustrate that one need not be blood-related to be considered family.<ref name="FansChat33">"Fans Chat with Oda Sensei!" Shonen Jump (VIZ) #84. Volume 7, Issue 12. December 2009. 33.</ref>

Nico Robin

Growing up in Ohara (オハラ?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, home of the world's oldest and largest library, Nico Robin (ニコ・ロビン Niko Robin){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} becomes an archaeologist at the age of eight. At some point she gains the power of the Paramecia-type Flower-Flower Fruit (ハナハナの実 Hana Hana no Mi){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, which allows her to have temporary copies of parts of her body, including her eyes and ears, spring up on surfaces near her. Behind the backs of her teachers, she acquires from them the outlawed knowledge of how to translate the ancient stones called Poneglyph (歴史の本文 Pōnegurifu){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, which are scattered around the world, and comes to share their goal of finding the illusive Rio Poneglyph (真の歴史の本文 Rio Pōnegurifu){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, which is said to tell the world's lost history. However, the World Government finds out about these efforts and sends a battlefleet to stop them. Only Robin escapes the devastating attack that claims the lives of the island's entire population, including that of her mother. Called "Devil Child" (悪魔の子 Akuma no Ko){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, traumatized and with a bounty on her head, Robin lives a life on the run, unable to trust anyone. To survive, she cooperates with various pirates and other outlaws, until eventually joining forces with Sir Crocodile, leading Baroque Works with him, under the codename "Ms. All-Sunday" (ミス・オールサンデー Misu Ōrusandē){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}. After Baroque Works falls apart and without anywhere else to go, she tags along with the Straw Hat Pirates and grows so fond of them that she gives herself up to the Government in order to save them. Only after they find out about her motives and declare open war on her powerful nemesis to get her back, does she come to realize that she has finally found people who will never sell her out, and becomes a part of the crew. In the anime television series, Robin's voice actress is Yuriko Yamaguchi.<ref name="ToeiEp62to77">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref> In the 4Kids English adaptation, her Baroque Works codename was changed to Miss Sunday and she is voiced by Veronica Taylor.<ref name="4KidsEp47to52"/> In the Funimation English adaptation, her voice is supplied by Stephanie Young.<ref name="FuniEp54to78">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref>

Franky

The son of pirate parents who abandon him at age ten, Cutty Flam (カティ・フラム Kati Furamu?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, nicknamed Franky (フランキー Furankī){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, is taken in as an apprentice by a shipwright who secretly holds the plans for a devastating ancient weapon. Franky's recklessness eventually provides an opportunity to World Government agents seeking these plans. Attempting to rescue his master, Franky suffers severe injuries and only survives by rebuilding parts of his body using pieces of scrap metal, turning himself into a cola-powered cyborg with super-human strength. After gaining notoriety as "Cyborg" Franky (サイボーグ フランキー Saibōgu Furankī){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} and to fulfill his dream of sailing a ship he built around the world, he constructs the Thousand Sunny, a brigantine-rigged sloop-of-war, for the Straw Hat Pirates and joins the crew. In the anime television series, his voice actor is Kazuki Yao.<ref name="ToeiEp229to247">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref> Patrick Seitz provides his voice in the Funimation English adaptation.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Brook

Already a pirate before the time of Roger, "Humming" Brook (ブルック Burukku?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} first enters the Grand Line as vice-captain of the music-themed Rumbar Pirates. Leaving their pet, the infant whale Laboon, behind at Reverse Mountain, they promise to return after sailing around the world. Instead, they are annihilated, with one exception. The power of the Paramecia-type Revive-Revive Fruit (ヨミヨミの実 Yomi Yomi no Mi){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} allows "Dead Bones" Brook to rise again and live a second life as a skeleton. Fifty years later, Brook's goal is still to fulfill his late crew's promise and to that end joins the Straw Hat Pirates. Brook is an excellent musician, who says that he can play any instrument, although he is usually seen playing the violin. He can even influence people with his music to the point of making them fall asleep. While separated from the other Straw Hats, and incognito as "Soul King" Brook, he gains world fame, filling concert halls with fans. He is also a skilled fencer, who uses a shikomizue (a Japanese cane sword) in battle. His reduced weight allows him to jump extraordinarily high and to run across water. And eventually, he learns how to use his devil fruit ability to leave his skeleton body and explore his surroundings as a disembodied soul. He is voiced by Chō.<ref name="ToeiEp337to339">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=audio-visual }}</ref> Ian Sinclair provides his voice in the Funimation English adaptation.<ref>http://www.funimation.com/lee/blog/brooks-english-voice-actor-revealed/7884777</ref> The idea of a skeleton musician was first conceived by Oda in 2000, about the time of Laboon's introduction and more than half a decade before the first appearance of Brook.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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