During Thriller Bark Arc, it was shown that all general zombies are under the command of Absalom and all zombies must follow the orders of their commander.

Then how is Lola able to chase after Absalom even though he keeps telling her that he will not marry her? Also, Lola comes and saves Nami from Absalom even though they are enemies and Lola was given order to fight Straw Hat crew?

  • Must follow command does not mean you must follow, Lola does not follow command but follow Absalom *Chikai no Rabu Atakku* Jun 14, 2015 at 11:46
  • and what is 'Chikai no Rabu Atakku'@mirroroftruth Jun 15, 2015 at 5:07
  • that is her attack , she pin down Absalom and force him to sign the marriage certificate, that is the gag should have added smiley Jun 15, 2015 at 6:11

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The answer can be found when Moria infuses Oars' body with Luffy's shadow, in Chapter 457. Moria is the Master of Shadows; when he is talking to a shadow directly, he has complete control over them. Therefore, it is during that time that he needs to give details directives to the shadows before he infuses the shadow in the Zombie's body.

For example, if he does explicitly state that the shadow should forget everything about his past, his personality might remain with the Zombie. Note that Luffy's personality remained at first because of the size difference between the shadow's original body and Oar's.

As Dr. Hogback states, they were not always aware of those rules and therefore made some mistakes with a number of Zombies (the only confirmed case is Cindy). We can however extend that theory to other Zombies which did not necessarily obey their masters perfectly, like Lola.

(For conciseness purposes, only part of pages 4 and 5 are shown.)

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The Zombies are created when a deceased/artificially created body is infused with another living person's shadow. The shadow possesses its own will, think Ryouma's body with Brook's shadow and how they fought, with the zombie disregarding Moriya completely for quite some time, as Brook is mentioned to have fought Ryouma/Shadow Brook for quite some time.

It's not uncommon for other shadows to be able to overpower Moriya's attempted control, or at the very least, where their basic instincts and impulses, ingrained into their very personalities is concerned. The Straw Hat crew zombies, like the pug Inuppe and the Jigoro constantly fighting, like their originals, Sanji and Zoro.

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  • Can you possibly post any sources you have to backup this answer?
    – SWard
    Sep 21, 2015 at 10:46
  • Weaknesses
    – Zikimura
    Sep 22, 2015 at 13:47
  • You may also want to point out that Sanji's shadow in Inuppe body immediately reacted to Nami, to the point of revolting against the other zombies in order to protect her. He also used a line that is a trademark of Sanji "I would die rather than hurting a woman". It is quite evident that this answer has its merits. Shadows can oppose Moria order if their will or ideals are strong enough, fitting to One Piece usual themes.
    – SPArcheon
    May 10, 2023 at 16:32

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