FACTS & CURIOSITIES

Perona, Absalom, Cindry, and Hogback as kids

D: So recently you’ve been doing a lot of drawings of characters as children, so I thought why not ask for one of child-Perona. So, pardon me, but would you be so kind as to draw Perona as a child? (Absalom, Cindry, and Hogback, too) P.N. Witch Princess Eustass Luna

O: Alrighty.(T.N.: Top left- Hogback, Top right- Absalom, Bottom left- Cindry, Bottom right- Perona)

Anybody ever wondered what Straw Hats smell like?

In an SBS question, a fan asked Oda that since Chopper had such an amazing blue nose that allows him to identify his fellow crewmates, what do they all smell like. When this question was first asked, the Straw Hats only had 6 members. At a later SBS, Oda provided the other smells for the remaining crew members. All but Chopper’s smell were identified as Chopper cannot tell what he himself smells like.

  • MONKEY D. LUFFY Smells like Meat
  • RORONOA ZORO Smells like Steel
  • NAMI Smells like Mikan and Money
  • USOPP Smells like Gunpowder
  • SANJ Smells like Cigarettes and Seafood
  • NICO ROBIN Smells like Flowers
  • FRANKY Smells like Cola
  • BROOK Smells like Tea

Straw Hat Grand Fleet

Formed from various powerful crews who managed to succeed in the New World, and the representatives and some other members have been prime contestants of the Corrida Colosseum, the crew is very powerful indeed. In sheer numbers, they have a grand total of 5640 people from various tribes and races, being quite versatile in strength and other attributes. Five of the seven leaders were powerful enough to defeat executives of the Donquixote Pirates.The Grand Fleet has the second highest total bounty of any currently known pirate group, behind the Straw Hat Pirates.

Putting the combined known bounties of all of the “Straw Hats” together (both main crew and Grand Fleet) comes to a known total of Beli 2,800,000,100 which far surpasses the bounty of any other known crew.

The shape of head – Kid and Marco

D: Question out of nowhere. Is Marco’s head “bananas”? Or is it a “pineapple”? and, is Kid’s head a “tulip”? Or is it a “Chrysanthemum”? I wonder. I wonder alot. from KahoO: ALREADY NARROWED DOWN TO 2 CHOICES?! (shock) Well, it seems like I have to pick one or the other, so I guess if I had to choose, I would say Marco would be a “pineapple” and Kid is a “Chrysanthemum”

Did You Know?

  • The symbol of Impel Down is an overlap of the prison name’s initials, “I” and “D”
  • Various influences of “Hell” are present within its walls:
    • Impel Down seems to be heavily based on how Hell is described in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Both are level-based, “inescapable” prisons with unique forms of punishment per level, and the lower one traverses, the worse the punishments become.
    • Level 3: Starvation Hell is ironically the third floor, while in Dante Alighieri’s hell, its the place where who was damned by the sin of gluttony are punished by “starving to death” inside Cerberus’s gullets.
    • Level 4: Blazing Hell is a typical representation of Hell in cultural and fictional references, with intense flames and heat burning the “sinners” (or in this case, prisoners), while a demonic figure (in this case, the Jailer Beast Minozebra) pushing sinners into the flames. Magellan’s residence on this level could refer to this depiction of hell being where the devil resides. This resembles, in Dante’s tale, the level where violent people are punished: a lake of boiling blood, where the damned are drowning.
    • Level 5: Freezing Hell is another thing that is based on Divine Comedy. In fact, this level is the one where the damned are fraudulent. With the only difference that the Dante’s damned are totally frozen into a lake of ice.
    • A few of the levels of Impel Down also seem to resemble Buddhist concepts of hell such as the Crimson Hell which seems based on the “Hell of the Sword Tree and Knife Hill” which similarly tortures its victims by forcing them to run upon or impaling them upon trees and hills covered with knives and swords. Also the Four Jailer Beasts seem to resemble the Jailer Beasts Horse Face and Ox Head.
    • Each of the high ranking staff members seems to have a devil theme in their dress codes, a reflection to how each level of Impel Down is called Hell.
  • Level 5.5 is a pun, as it is pronounced Go Ten Go. “Goten” means “Roaring Heaven”, and Level 5.5 was portrayed as heavenly.
  • The level 6 purpose of erasing a person from history is similar to the damnatio memoriae, a form of punishment in the ancient Rome which had the intent of erasing the memories a person and everything that could carry it to the future generation, effectively erasing the existence of a person from history.

Chopper is not interested in human naked women

D: To Oda-sensei. By the way, yeah. My question is, why does Chopper say, “I’m not interested in naked women”, in Chapter 446 (Volume 46)?! Your approximate age is 15, Chopper! Please ask him that for me, please. (18, Female)

O: I see. Well, you might want to read it closer. He says, “I’m not interested in naked HUMAN women”. He can speak human words, but he’s still a reindeer! Which means, he can fall in love with a human because of his mind, but he won’t be aroused by her looks. He just might be smitten with a really beautiful reindeer, though.