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Attach, referred to by most as Attachan, and sometimes referred to as "Flaming Attachan", was the captain (部長 buchō?) of the Marine Photography Department (海軍写真部 Kaigun Shashin-bu?). Flaming Attachan apparently received his epithet due to the fact that before he closes the shutter he yells "Fire!".[2] After the timeskip, Attach now works for the World Economic Journal as a reporter under "Big News" Morgans.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Based on a shadowy appearance, Attach is a short and somewhat elderly man with a grayish-brown mustache. He wears a shirt with green-and-white checkered design with white sleeves, black pants, and a white top hat.

After the timeskip, he remained relatively unchanged except that he now wears an armband on his right arm with the words "WE" on it, which likely stand for "World Economic".

PersonalityEdit

Not much is known about Attach's personality. He did seem surprised when his boss told him the lens cap was on during Sanji's picture, so he might be confident in his skills of photography. However, it is later revealed that he did indeed leave the lens cap on accidentally, as he was eventually fired for doing so fifty-seven times. Therefore, it can be concluded that he does not pay enough attention while working and that he is a careless person.

He tends to yell "Fire!" just before his camera's shutters close.

Abilities and PowersEdit

He is a very skilled photographer, being able to take pictures of most of the Straw Hats with the exception of Nami, whom he had to trick, Sanji when he forgot to take off the camera lenses, and Brook who was believed to be dead for fifty years without them noticing.

Role in Picture TakingEdit

One of the most mysterious things about wanted posters in the series is how the Marines are able to get hold of photos of each criminal. Oda later in one of his SBS reveals the photos are taken by Flaming Attachan.[2] Although originally an SBS joke, Attach has become part of the One Piece character cast, occasionally making appearances from time to time in the story or background scenes.

HistoryEdit

Post Enies Lobby ArcEdit

While Attach managed to take wanted posters' pictures of the Straw Hat Pirates during their attack on Enies Lobby (though Nami's was taken during their time back in Water 7), he failed to take a proper one for Sanji due to several reasons: in one instance, Sanji was showing his heart face while in another he was under the influence of the Awa Awa no Mi, yet another had his face being blocked out by someone else, and in another shot he was being kicked in the groin at that moment. The picture that was supposed to be his was when they got over the Enies Lobby main island gate was taken with the lens cap on.[4] Attach was telling his superior the great troubles he went through to get the picture for Sanji. Due to this, a poorly drawn portrait was used instead.[1]

During the TimeskipEdit

At some point during the timeskip, Attach was fired by the Marines for his fifty-seven failures to remove the lens cap when taking a picture.[5] He was later taken in by "Big News" Morgans who gave him a job as a reporter at the World Economic Journal.[3]

Levely ArcEdit

At the Red Port prior to the Levely, Attach was seen working directly under Morgans and helping to cover the arrival of the royal families from across the world and taking photos of the Mermaid Princess, Shirahoshi. He asked his boss, Morgans, if they should do a story on the princess but the latter was too enthralled by Shirahoshi's beauty to respond.[3]

TriviaEdit

  • Sanji's photograph error wherein Attach left the cap on is a well known mistake that both professional and amateur photographers make alike, particularly noted with film based cameras; modern digital cameras can detect when the lens is still closed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 436 and Episode 321, Attach is seen talking with a Marine officer about Sanji's poster picture.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 SBS One Piece MangaVol. 24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 905 (p. 8).
  4. One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements, Attach's reason of failing to get a proper picture of Sanji.
  5. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 90, Attach is revealed to have been fired by the Marines.

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