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15 Things You Didn't Know About Trafalgar Law

June 28, 2021 3.7k votes 545 voters 54k views15 items

Outside of the Straw Hat crew, Trafalgar Law is one of the most popular characters in the One Piece world. From his creative and formidable Devil Fruit powers to his tragic backstory, it's hard to deny that he's a fascinating figure. But even Law's most dedicated fans can learn something new about him. With that in mind, let's get into some things you didn't know about Trafalgar Law!

Law takes his name from Edward Low, an 18th-century pirate known for his exceptionally vicious behavior. Some elements of his backstory were likely taken from another pirate, Francois L'Olonnais. But while these pirates are English and French, Oda says that if Law lived in the real world, he'd be German. 

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    His Sword's Name Has A Spooky Meaning

    The cursed sword that Law usually fights with is called Kikoku. While you might expect that a cursed sword would have a sinister meaning, you may not know the specifics. His sword's name is an outdated term for "the wailings of a restless ghost." This might reflect Law's desire to avenge Rosinante.

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    The Anime Cut A Vulgar Gesture

    When Law confronts Donquixote Doflamingo in the manga, he mocks him and flips him off. The anime adaptation tones things down a little by removing the finger. While the choice is understandable given the shift in medium, it's a little sad to lose that part of Law's attitude. 

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    His Jolly Roger Might Be Honoring Rosinante

    Law's personal Jolly Roger is a smiling face. It resembles Donquixote Doflamingo's to a degree, but lacks the crossed-out symbol. It's likely that Law didn't choose a smiley face because of Doflamingo, who he despises, but because of Rosinante. In Rosinante's last moments, he asked Law to remember his smile. Law's jolly roger may be a way of honoring someone he cared for deeply. 

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    His Wanted Poster Mimics Luffy's

    Here's a fun Easter egg. In Law's wanted poster, his Heart Pirate crewmate Bepo appears in the background. He's using the same stance and head placement that Usopp is when he appears in the backdrop of Luffy's wanted poster. 

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