Is the "Bounty System" in One Piece really necessary? I mean I have never really seen anyone get the bounty reward after capturing and handing the Pirate to the Marines.

Is there any episode where someone actually claimed the money after catching some pirates? What I know is Zorro's previous occupation was "bounty hunting", but did Zorro ever get the money?

Are there any episodes in One Piece that interpret how the procedure of taking the bounties from Marines work?

  • we never really see them receive the money but if you remember Whiskey Peak live because they are bounty hunter we can assume they actually receive some money.
    – Darjeeling
    Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 7:26
  • check out my thread for more information on the bounty system: anime.stackexchange.com/questions/49513/… Commented Dec 1, 2018 at 2:51

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Yes, Zorro received money and lived this way though this was not his intention or occupation, he simply wanted to fight strong guys.

The bounties are based on the level of threat that person is for the world government.

Also if you have a bounty on your head and you kill or defeat another wanted pirate probably wouldn't be a good idea to take it to the marine force and ask for the prize cause you're actually turning yourself in.

  • are there ever episodes in one piece that showed how's the procedure of taking the bounties from marine fort ? i havent seen it...
    – Gagantous
    Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 7:13
  • I'm not sure, but I remember Zoro defeated two pirate brothers but whether the procedure was shown, I can't remember.
    – Henjin
    Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 7:51
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    One exception of a pirate turning in other pirates is Law: he delivered the hearts of 100 known pirates to bargain his way in the Shichibukai.
    – solalito
    Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 8:44
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    @solalito and Blackbeard turning in Ace
    – kaine
    Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 16:30
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    @Henjin Turning in ace was what made Blackbeard a warlord but your immunity would not be needed anyways. Blackbeard did not have a bounty at the time he turned in Ace. He had not made enough of a name for himself yet to warrent one. In the WG eyes, he might not have even counted as a criminal pirate officially yet.
    – kaine
    Commented Nov 30, 2017 at 15:12

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