Questions tagged [one-piece]

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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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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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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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 Haki based on anything real?

In One Piece series, there's this 'will' technique called Haki. Is this based on anything real, all three of them?
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Why can't Devil Fruit users swim?

I've only seen bits and pieces of One Piece, but I know that Devil Fruit users (people who have eaten a Devil Fruit) can't swim. I never understood why, though. How does this work? It doesn't seem to ...
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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 is Brook alive?

One of the Strawhat pirate crew members, Brook, is obviously a skeleton. How is it that he's still alive? Even when his shadow is returned, why doesn't he just 'move on' like his other companion? Is ...
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Are Den Den Mushis conscious?

In One Piece there are some snail-like creatures that ..have the ability to communicate with each other telepathically through radio waves. The people in One Piece world take advantage of this ...
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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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Are these One Piece characters based on western children's story characters?

Some characters oddly remind me of certain stories I remember reading as a child. While the similarities can be considered purely coincidental, three times in one group raises some suspicion. So I ask,...
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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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What happens if a Devil Fruit is destroyed?

We know that if a Devil Fruit user dies, their fruit reappears (see In One Piece, does a Devil Fruit reappear after the user dies?). However, this doesn't answer the question of what happens when the ...
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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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Why does Chopper hide himself the wrong way?

When Chopper wants to spy into a room, he hides the wrong way, so that he is exposed totally. Why does he do that? It can be seen multiple times through the Manga.
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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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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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Does this swordsman pose have any significance?

Does this pose of raising your sword with your right hand have any significance? For example, is this a famous pose used by a real life legendary swordsman? Both Zoro of One Piece and Erza of Fairy ...
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How far along is the anime compared with the manga? [closed]

Episode 596 came out today, and I am having a hard time placing this in the manga's time-line. Around which chapter would the anime be right now? And would watching the anime spoil the manga for me?
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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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Does the size of a person matter when Devil Fruit powers are involved?

As seen in the anime, Lily Enstomach grew herself into the size of a giant inside Luffy thus giving Luffy immense power. He was strong with a weakness of becoming slower. However, when he went into ...
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How does Zoro's sword technique work?

A lot of times, Zoro uses his swords to cut down far away objects without any physical contact. How does that work?
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What is the One Piece's “Episode of Nami” categorized as?

The One Piece's "Episode of Nami" is not an anime episode because of its length. What is that episode categorized as?
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What did Enel do after being defeated?

As shown in the Manga and the Anime, Enel survived along with the Ark. He then Embarks to Fairy Verth In the Manga it shows his adventures on the Moon. But what happened? I didn't understand the ...
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Is Shanks that strong?

After the War of the Best, when Whitebeard died and there was no hope for the pirate side, Shanks enters the area and everything ends on his command. So I'm wondering if Shanks is really that strong (...
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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 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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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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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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What's the correct pronunciation for Luffy or Rufi?

What's the correct pronunciation of his name? Luffy or Rufi? At the One Piece wikia, it says "Monkey D. Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ Monkī D. Rufi)".
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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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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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Change from Gold Roger to Gol D. Roger

Was there ever a reason given for the name change? I thought at first that it was possibly a mistranslation in the initial episodes. However, in LogueTown Luffy visits a bar named "Gold Roger" and ...
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Is the World Government aware of the existence of the Sky Island?

Sky Island is a myth or a legend to many people including the pirates form Jaya, who laugh at Luffy because he thinks that Sky Island exists. Does the World Government know about Sky Island or is ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...