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After having a first look at Jinbei at Impel Down I was wondering, what kind of a fish is he?


(Since fish-men are half human - half fish). Arlong was a blue saw-shark, but Jinbe doesn't appear to resemble a shark so I was wondering, what kind of a fish he could be? Also, are the two white things sticking out of his mouth teeth or elephant-like tusks?

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Jinbe is a whale shark fishman.

Jinbe is a large blue whale shark fishman with a stocky build similar to a sumo wrestler and a face that is commonly associated with various Japanese demons such as the oni

Focus on oni because it's related to his two white fangs.

He also possesses two tusk-like conical lower fangs associated with Oni as well; the rest of his teeth from the upper and lower rows are pretty much the same, albeit much smaller. He also has a severe underbite, which makes room for his huge fangs.

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Source for above quotes: Jinbe - The One Piece Wiki (emphasis added)

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Please remember to include a link to any source from which you directly copy text. – senshin Apr 24 '14 at 23:21
I'll include the sources next time. Thanks!! – Elysium Apr 25 '14 at 8:20

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