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Andre[4] is an infamous New World pirate captain who was once a member of the Whitebeard Pirates,[2] before forming his own crew subordinate to Whitebeard. He is the twin brother of the Marine officer Candre.[5]

Appearance

Andre is a large man with black curly hair and fat lips with a strong jaw and sharp teeth. He is much taller than an average human and has a big body with relatively thin legs in comparison to his arms and torso. He wears a dark purple pirate jacket that is light purple on the collar and cuffs with golden rope accessories across the jacket's buttons. He also wears a pair of white pants and long gray boots.[1]

When he was still a member of the Whitebeard Pirates, Andre used to wear overalls over a collared shirt.[2]

Gallery

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Andre as a young pirate.
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Andre compared to a normal-sized human.
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Concept art of Andre.
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Concept art of Andre from the anime.
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Andre in the Colored Manga

Personality

Andre has great respect towards Whitebeard, as he was willing to put his own life on the line to rescue Ace from execution. This shows that he values loyalty and friendship, such to the point that he believed that friendship was more important than his own life. Andre is also quite brave as he stood up to Akainu when the latter tried to kill Luffy.[6] He also has a caring nature as he worried for Luffy's safety after Kizaru attacked.[7]

Relationships

Whitebeard Pirates

As early as thirty years ago, Andre joined the Whitebeard Pirates and was one of its original members.[2] Even after he formed his own crew, he chose to remain loyal to Whitebeard and chose to fight alongside them during the Summit War of Marineford.

Candre

Candre is Andre's twin brother. While Andre decided to become a pirate, his brother decided to become a Marine. During the Summit War of Marineford, they fought against each other on opposite sides.[5]

Abilities and Powers

Andre was seen fighting with his bare fists during most of the Summit War of Marineford.

Weapons

Although he mostly fought with his fists during the battle, Andre also equipped himself with a sword later into the battle. In the anime, he is seen carrying the sword throughout the fight.

History

Past

Early Years

Thirty years ago, Andre was still an immediate member of the Whitebeard Pirates when they arrived for the first time at Wano Country. The crew was shipwrecked and, before going into the island to get supplies, they encountered Kozuki Oden, whom after a brief clash, asked Whitebeard to let him join their crew.[2]

The Whitebeard Pirates later had a feast with Oden and his retainers and, two weeks later, they tried to set sail without him, but he wrapped a chain around the Moby Dick's mast and was dragged off shore with Izou clinging onto him, the sight of which caused Andre and the rest of the crew to exclaim out in surprise. Afterwards, the crew pulled Izou up and watched as Oden withstood his ordeal of hanging onto the chain for three days and cheered for him when there was just an hour left. After Oden was accepted, Andre and the crew went on many journeys with him and also partied alongside each other in celebration.[8]

Two years later, Andre was present at the meeting when Whitebeard decided that it was time for him to split the crew into five divisions.[9]

Andre and the crew charge into battle.

Another two years later, the Whitebeard Pirates arrived at an island and noticed a commotion that frightened even the animals. Upon Whitebeard engaging in battle with Gol D. Roger, Andre and the crew then took up arms and fought against the Roger Pirates as well. The skirmish was fought for three days and three nights, but ultimately ended in a gift exchange. Afterwards, when Oden decided to join Roger for a year, Andre smiled behind Izou as he decided to stay with the crew. They then bid Oden farewell for the time being.[10]

Rise to Infamy

Andre later formed his own crew and became a known pirate captain in the New World,[11] but he still chose to remain subordinate to the Whitebeard Pirates.

Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

When Portgas D. Ace was to be executed at Marineford, Andre and his crew joined forces with the Whitebeard Pirates in order to save him from execution. While the Marines were bracing for the arrival of the pirates, Andre and the allied fleet of the 43 subordinate captains caught them by surprise when they suddenly appeared out of nowhere just off the shores of Marineford.[11]

During the battle, Andre charged alongside Ninth and Rush as they advanced into the plaza to save him.[1]

Andre and the other allied captains charge into battle with Luffy.

Later, upon Whitebeard's orders to back up Luffy, Andre and several other subordinate captains encircled him so that they could create a protective barrier to help push him past the Marines.[12] With their help, Luffy finally made it onto the platform, and upon seeing Ace freed, Andre rejoiced with the other allied pirates.[13]

However, Ace was ultimately killed and Whitebeard ended up separating them all from the Marines. Upon seeing this, Andre ordered all the pirates to hurry up and leave the battlefield.[14]

After Whitebeard's death at the hands of the Blackbeard Pirates, the allied forces redirected their attention to saving Luffy who they understood as having earned the recognition of their boss. As Akainu chased after Luffy, Andre and the other allied pirates along with Crocodile intercepted him and vowed to protect the young pirate.[6] Luffy eventually escaped onto the Heart Pirates' submarine, but upon seeing Kizaru shoot into the sea, Andre became worried at their safety. Shanks then demanded for the war to end, with Sengoku agreeing and allowing the surviving pirates to leave.[15]

Post-War Arc

After the war, Andre and the rest of the allied crew attended Whitebeard and Ace's funeral on an undisclosed island somewhere in the New World.[16]

Major Battles

Trivia

  • In an SBS, a fan asked if Andre's and his twin brother Candre's names were a reference to Yōsui Inoue, a musician who debuted under the stage name Andre Candre and wore an afro at the time. Oda confirmed it and also says that he gave him the name Andre because he thought the character looked like the famous pro wrestler André the Giant and that there wasn't much thought behind it.[17]
    • Coincidentally, both he and Andre the Giant share the same birthday, along with John Giant and Candre.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 558 (p. 11) and Episode 479, Andre makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 963 (p. 14-15) and Episode 962, Andre is shown as a member in the Whitebeard Pirates thirty years ago.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 24), Andre's birthday is given.
  4. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 337), Andre's name is revealed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 70, Andre is revealed to have a twin brother named Candre.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 16) and Episode 487, Andre and the others confront Akainu.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 7) and Episode 489, Andre worries for Luffy after Kizaru attacks.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 964 (p. -5, 7-9, 14-16) and Episodes 963964, Andre and the crew welcome Oden into their family.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 96 Chapter 965 (p. 5) and Episode 964, Andre listens as Whitebeard announces the forming of divisions.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 966, Andre and the crew bid farewell to Oden.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 551 (p. 12-13) and Episode 460, The allied fleet appears off the shores of Marineford.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 570 (p. 6) and Episode 479, Andre aids Luffy as they charge.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 572 (p. 2) and Episode 481, Andre rejoices upon Ace being freed.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 575 (p. 12) and Episode 484, Whitebeard cuts off the Marines from the pirates.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 7, 15) and Episode 489, Sengoku calls the war to an end.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 9) and Episode 505, Andre attends Whitebeard and Ace's funeral.
  17. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 71, Is this referencing Inoue Yousui-san from around his debut over 40 years ago?

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