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One Piece is a shounen manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, about the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his diverse crew, the Straw Hat Pirates.

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The treasure in One Piece is at the end of the Grand Line. But isn't that the same as the beginning?

Assuming the world in the One Piece universe is round, then there is not really a beginning or an end of the Grand Line. The Straw Hats started out from the first half and are now sailing across the ...
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Why is Edward Newgate called Whitebeard?

Why do they call him "Whitebeard"? He doesn't even have a beard!
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What does the 'D' stand for in all the names?

There are a lot of characters with the middle initial "D". Is this an indication of something, or do they really all just have middle initials of the letter D? If they are initials, do we know what ...
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How much is One Piece's currency worth?

There are many transliterations of the currency: Berry, Beli, Berri. Which one is the official one? The Navy just give large bounties for pirates, Buggy has a 15 million bounty and Luffy has a 30 ...
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Would a water manipulating Devil Fruit user be able to swim?

If all Devil Fruit users in One Piece anime are not capable of swimming, what about a Devil Fruit user whose ability is to control water? Can such a person able to swim or evade the Devil Fruit's ...
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What's up with Nami's breast size?

Did Nami undergo a breast operation by Chopper? ;-) All joking aside! How could an 18 year old girl's breasts grow so large within 2 years? After the time skip, Luffy became 19 and Nami turned 20. ...
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If there's only one of each fruit, how could Blackbeard recognize the “Dark Dark” fruit?

If someone had seen it before you'd think it would have been eaten. And I also thought I remember a segment about no one knowing their fruit before they ate it. (I think it was with the CP9 arc)
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Why wasn't Arlong in Impel Down during the Impel Down Saga?

He was a known member of Fisher Tiger's crew and became a merciless dictator in East Blue. He had the highest bounty in East Blue at the time, and when Borsalino captured him, he was sent to Impel ...
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How many people have worn the straw hat, if only for a second?

How many people have worn Luffy's straw hat? Canon, confirmed, and on the head (I'm counting Robin even if she wore it atop of her other cowboy hat).
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In One Piece, does a Devil Fruit reappear after the user dies?

In chapter 702, we see Ace's Devil Fruit 'Mera Mera no Mi' being showcased as the prize of the event held in the Colosseum. The announcer of the event mentions that the "fruit is reborn." Does it ...
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Does Sugar remember who she had turned into a toy?

Waiting and waiting for the next chapter to come out, I was thinking that if anything would go wrong, Doflamingo would have an easy way out of all of his problems. He could ask Sugar to turn him into ...
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Can multiple people/animal eat a single Devil Fruit?

Provided, Chopper eats the Devil Fruit along with the other deers, will they all have the Devil Fruit ability, given that acquiring the ability only requires a single bite?
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Does Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail) have something in common with Eiichiro Oda (One Piece)?

Hiro Mashima, the author of Fairy Tail, has a really similar drawing style to Eiichiro Oda, One Piece mangaka. We know that some well known mangakas had previously worked as assistants to others (...
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Why is Garp only a Vice Admiral?

It is clear that he is very powerful due to his fights with Gol. D Roger. He is also very experienced in fighting and has the confidence to defeat Admiral Akainu (magma). So why hasn't he been ...
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Why is Sanji wanted alive only?

In One Piece manga chapter 801, all the members of the Straw Hat Crew have gotten new bounties on their heads, being shown on those wanted posters. Do you guys have any ideas as to why Sanji's poster ...
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Why does Ace's tattoo on his right arm say “Asce”?

Why does Ace's right arm have "Asce" written with the "s" crossed over?
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Does Devil's Fruit power gained depend on how much of it is eaten?

Luffy accidentally ate the Gomu-Gomu (Rubber-Rubber) fruit, but was interrupted by Shanks after a few bites. It was too late and Luffy got the Devil's Fruit powers anyway. If he had instead eaten the ...
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In the male quarters, how exactly does the male crew of the Thousand Sunny sleep?

This question is regarding One Piece. As I was going through the design of the Thousand Sunny on Wikia, I came across this image of The boys' room, which I've posted below: As can be seen here, ...
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How strong are the Marine Admirals?

Since the Navy mainly determines power through bounty. They seem strong but Whitebeard was able to fight all three admirals at one. Also the Commanders of Whitebeard were on par with the Admirals. ...
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Can Brook have another Devil Fruit?

As per One Piece logic, a person cannot have 2 Devil Fruit powers. The Yomi Yomi no Mi fruit revives the one who eats it. The powers of this fruit are a one-time use, and has been used up after Brook ...
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How popular is One Piece in Japan?

It is a given that One Piece is immensely popular in Japan, but is there any statistical data indicating the scale of its popular it is (historically, with respect to other popular series) in Japan? ...
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Why does Shanks already have his scar at the beginning of One Piece?

In this image of Shanks from Luffy's hometown, Luffy was still quite young. However, it is said that he got his scar from Blackbeard. Did he get his scar when Blackbeard was still a part of ...
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Is Brook able to drown?

It is known that the Yomi Yomi no Mi fruit will only revive its user once, and also that Devil Fruit users can't swim, so I was wondering... What would happen if Brook falls into the ocean? I mean, ...
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How do inanimate objects eat devil fruit?

Devil fruit users gained their powers by eating the devil fruit. But how did these inanimate objects gain their power? This is Luffy, eating a devil fruit before he became a rubber man. And this is ...
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How is the ability of a Devil Fruit discovered?

Since there is just one Devil Fruit for a specific ability, how does one know about what ability it holds? For example, Buggy and Teach knew about the powers their Devil Fruits would have provided ...
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Why did the anime stop having ending songs since episode 279?

Since episode 279, the One Piece anime doesn't have ending songs. Instead, it has long openings: almost 3 minutes, instead of the usual 1:30 openings. What was the reason for this change?
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Why can't Zoro cut Seastone?

In chapter 402, page 8, Zoro and Usopp got cuffed together with a Seastone cuff, but Zoro didn't cut it, and instead he suggested to cut one of their hands. At first I thought that maybe it's ...
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When did Luffy say: “Forgetting is like a wound.The wound may heal, but it has already left a scar.”?

I came across the quote online. Every site says that the quotee is Monkey D Luffy. I was wondering if anyone could point me to an anime/manga source for the quote.
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Is Garp the only Vice Admiral to have a customized ship?

After watching One Piece for about 500 episodes I noticed that I have only seen Garp with a customized naval ship. The theme of his ship is a dog theme like the mask he was seen wearing early on in ...
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Why is it that the swordsman's attacks appear to do nothing until they click the sword back into its sheath?

For example, in One Piece, Brook, and sometimes Zorro, do some big attack with their swords, but the cuts are not shown until after they return their swords to the sheaths.
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Can a Devil Fruit user drown in a bathtub?

If a Devil Fruit user goes to a bathtub full of water or gets into a spa, will he drown?
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Why is Kairoseki's effect more powerful than the sea?

It is said that the Kairoseki is just a solid form of the sea and have the same effect as the sea. But why does Kairoseki weaken and negate devil fruit's power, like when a DF user is handcuffed or ...
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Why didn't Luffy and Zoro fight back against Bellamy in Mock Town?

We see that towards the end of Episode 146 and in Episode 147, Luffy and Zoro don't fight back against Bellamy although they could have easily beaten him. Why is that?
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Is Roronoa Zoro based on Rurouni Kenshin?

There are several similarities between the two characters and also the characters they interact with. They are both extremely skilled swordsmen. Their names/titles are slightly similar and hint at ...
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Why are there holes in the ocean?

In One Piece, there is a hole which appears in the ocean. Why is this hole here? Is it known what created it? And, are there other holes like it?
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Why didn't Boa Hancock's attack affect Luffy?

Why didn't Boa Hancocks attack convert Luffy to stone? It didn't look like he used Haki or something which would nullify the effect! Is there any possible explanation for it?
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Why does Trafalgar D. Law use 'Ya-や(屋)' suffix while addressing others?

Using ~-san, ~-kun, ~-sama while addressing other people is common in Japanese culture.But Law uses ya as suffix while addressing people, like in the nicknames Strawhat-ya for Luffy and Blackleg-ya ...
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What will happen if one person eats two Devil Fruits?

If a person has already eaten one Devil Fruit, what will happen to him if he eats another Devil Fruit?
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What does the print on Franky's shirt mean?

Cropped from Chapter 804, page 16 The print on Franky's shirt reads something like "I☀HT". I Googled about it and nothing came up. Also, I have checked the One Piece Wikia page and it doesn't have ...
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How long did it take the Mugiwara crew to reach Sabaody Archipelago?

After the Mugiwara crew reached the Sabaody Archipelago, they decided to take a "break" for 2 years. But, before this break, how many month or years did it take for them to reach the Archipelago? ...
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Who is Monkey D Dragon's wife / Luffy's mother?

Who is Monkey D Dragon's wife / Luffy's mother? Buggy The Clown mentioned that Silvere Rayleigh is Luffy's uncle. This implies that Rayleigh's sister should be Dragon's wife!
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When did Oda state that a future member of the Straw Hats would be a previous enemy?

I've seen a lot of theory based on this and many people saying so; however, I'm curious as to where it comes from (if there's any official source) or if someone just made it up. The best hint I could ...
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Why are characters named Momonga named after flying squirrels?

In both One Piece and in Overlord, there is a character named Momonga (in Overlord, Momonga was his earlier name, but he goes by Ainz Ooal Gown during the series). 「モモンガ」 (momonga) is the Japanese ...
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In which episode do they say, that from the outside the Straw Hats don't look like a team?

During the Alabasta Arc, in episode 102, Zoro tells Chopper that "someone once said, that from the outside, we don't look like a team." But who originally told this to the Straw Hats and in which ...
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How can Nami's punches hurt Luffy so much?

In One Piece anime, there are many instances where Nami has beaten Luffy to a horrible state, Episode 215 Episode 316 Episode 572 and maybe many more. How is she able to do it? Does she know how ...
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Who has the highest bounty in One Piece?

I'd like to know, who in the One Piece world has the max bounty declared against them till date? Note that the bounty amount has to be mentioned in either anime or manga or in the movies. I am ...
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Why does Shanks sacrifice his arm to save Luffy?

In Luffy's backstory, we saw that when Luffy was drowning and a Sea King attacks him, Shanks jumps in to save him and scares away the Sea King using Haki, losing an arm in the process. Why did he not ...
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Who died in One Piece?

I have been hearing a lot of people say that "Nobody dies in One Piece", yet we have seen many people die like Ace, many of the antagonists' parents, etc. So it made me curious to all the people that ...
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Why did Luffy ring the bell 16 times?

I'm confused as to why Luffy rung the bell 16 times. A navy member said it's a declaration of war whereas a pirate said it's about the change of an era. Can someone please explain what exactly is the ...
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How many characters are based on real life pirates?

Throughout the One Piece series, several pirates seem to be based upon real life pirates. Some of which are quite obvious Like Blackbeard & Whitebeard. These names combined would be the real name ...