From early enemies like Buggy the Clown to more recent foes like Kaido, One Piece has an enormous cast of fascinating villains. With such a complex group of foes, it's impossible to know everything there is to know about them. That means that there's a lot of cool trivia and details to be learned.
What are some things you didn't know about One Piece villains? Here's one: did you know that the original version of Crocodile was going to specialize in asking people riddles? He was even going to have a question mark for a hand! Here's another one: there's an 'adult' explanation that Oda refuses to share behind Donquixote Doflamingo's nickname.
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Bartholomew Kuma Wears Many Hats
Most characters in One Piece stick to one or maybe two different affiliations. Bartholomew Kuma is the only person known to be associated with pirates, the Revolutionary Army, the World Government, and the Seven Warlords of the Sea. Does this man not get tired?Cool fact?
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Caesar Clown Is The First Antagonist To Have His Own Theme SongVideo: YouTube
In the early days of One Piece, the antagonists didn't get their own theme songs. This changed with Caeser Clown, who was the first antagonist to ever have a piece of music exclusively associated with him. His signature song is called "Master's Laughter" (Mの冷笑?).Cool fact?
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Donquixote Doflamingo Has A Retro Influence
During one of the SBS Q&As, a fan noted that Donquixote Doflamingo looked a lot like Spiderman. Oda said that while he got where the reader was coming from, Spiderman wasn't his inspiration. Here's what he had to say:
"I understand. However, Spiderman has only recently become popular in Japan, at least that's my impression. The look of Doflamingo's eyes is actually based on a look that was popular when I was in Kindergarten. I found an old picture I drew from those days of "Kamen Rider Super-1" and I think that is probably where I got my inspiration. I love the look of those eyes!!"
How would Doflamingo have been different if he were based on Spiderman?Cool fact?
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Big Mom Was The Youngest Person To Ever Have A Bounty On Her Head
Big Mom, also known as Charlotte Linlin, has the highest bounty on her head out of any female character in the One Piece world. Currently, her bounty stands at 4,388,000,000 berries.
But the first time she had a bounty put on her, she was only six years old! That makes her the youngest person to ever have a bounty - the second youngest being Nico Robin, whose bounty came when she was eight.
Here's another interesting thing about Big Mom's bounty - 8-8 can be read as ha-ha. 母 (haha) means 'mother.' Clearly, that's on theme.Cool fact?