I was watching some AMVs on youtube and one of them mentioned the tragic familial backstory each character has: for Luffy it was Ace, Sabo, Dragon, Garp, and Shanks; for Usopp it was Yasopp, Banchina, and Kaya; and for Nami it was Bell-mère and Nojiko. Zoro is the only member of the Pre-Grandline crew that we know nothing (to my knowledge) of his family except for Koshiro and Kuina (they were the only thing close that I could think of).

Was there ever anything mentioned about Zoro's family?

  • You forgot Sanji? both don't have any family backstory as far as I remember, their family is Baratie Restaurant and Dojo. Bell-mère and Nojiko also not related by blood with Nami
    – Darjeeling
    Aug 29 '14 at 23:33
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    Saji has his adopted cook father thing who lost his leg, and Zoro has his childhood rival that died. Maybe not family, but still important people that changed their lives
    – ton.yeung
    Aug 29 '14 at 23:38
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    Oda-san only shows the relevant family to the story. Luffy's mother, Nami's father, Brook's family, Sanji's family have all gone unmentioned too. Therefore I doubt Zoro's family will every be introduced. They probably died when he was young anyway. Aug 30 '14 at 8:52
  • No, maybe not yet.
    – maseru
    Sep 25 '14 at 4:50

Nothing has ever been shown of Zoro's family, and he has never mentioned them. We know from his flashback that he trained in Kuina's father's dojo from a reasonably young age, and that even before that he traveled around as a reasonably good swordsman.

There's a chance he might have family on Wano Kuni, but I think it's unlikely. We don't know if he knows his family, or if he grew up as an orphan, but he has been without a family for a long time now.


Like other Straw Hats, nothing about his biological family has been told yet.

Most of them had been raised by foster families (Dadan, Koshiro, Bellmere, Zeff, Kureha, Tom and so on) and I think Oda clearly tries to make point that family is not about blood, but about feelings.

  • On that note, what do we know about Oda-sama's parents?
    – Cyberson
    Sep 30 '15 at 21:09

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