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The Barto Club[1] is a pirate crew led by Bartolomeo[2] and the second ship of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet.[7][8]

They also are one of the central characters from The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Cover Page Serial.

Jolly Roger

The crew's flag consists of a red skull with green, spiky hair on its top, similar to Bartolomeo's own hair, and crossed spikes on its bottom.[9]

Crew Members

See also the associated category: Barto Club.
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Barto Club
Bartolomeo Gambia
Affiliates
Straw Hat Grand Fleet Granny Desire  


Crew Strength

The Barto Club seems to be a powerful group, as it managed to reach the New World all the way from East Blue, which was generally regarded as the weakest of the four seas. Their captain, Bartolomeo, has a high bounty on his head, giving him the status of a Super Rookie, standing out from his generation.[2] He is also strong enough to defeat Gladius, an officer of the Donquixote Pirates.[10] The only other named member of the crew, Gambia, was able to gain a moderate bounty and was marked as a target among the participants of the Corrida Colosseum, although he was unable to stand up against a vice admiral.

Despite their strength, the crew is very inexperienced at sailing, lacking a proper navigator and relying on useless advice from Gambia's grandmother through Den Den Mushi calls in order to handle obstacles at the sea. They are also prone to seasickness.

Ship

The Going Luffy-senpai.

The Barto Club’s ship is called the Going Luffy-senpai.[3] It has dark crimson sails and various cannons on its sides. Two variations of the Jolly Roger can be seen, one in the main sail (in which the skull is white) and the other one in the crow’s nest flag (in which the skull is red).

Its figurehead is shaped like Luffy as he appeared before the timeskip, with his arms stretched backward. It has a set of ornamental decorations resembling Chopper's antlers on each side (in the anime, the entire stern of the ship is modeled after Chopper's head), and a sheep's head that resembles the one on the Going Merry in its center. Behind the figurehead, there seems to be some trees, like the mikan trees that Nami keeps on the Straw Hats' ships.

Other Information

The crew blinded by Luffy's presence.

The crew's captain, Bartolomeo, was a famous rookie roughly one year after the Summit War of Marineford,[11] having started his journey from East Blue, and the crew eventually entered the New World. Prior to this, as stated by Bartolomeo, the crew's members were all originally gangsters.[12]

They are a crew of 56 members[7] who are all huge fans of Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of Straw Hat Pirates.[3] They are also an extremely rowdy group, which they interpret proudly as "bringing the ruckus" wherever they go.[13]

History

Past

The Barto Club were originally a group of rascals who grew up as childhood friends in rural areas and increased in size later on as a gang. The leader of the group, Bartolomeo, became inspired to follow piracy after seeing Luffy's participation at the Summit War of Marineford.[14]

He became a very promising rookie, earning his fame around one year after the war.[11]

Dressrosa Arc

Bartolomeo and Gambia competed at the Corrida Colosseum, attempting to win the Mera Mera no Mi as a prize in order to give it to Monkey D. Luffy, Bartolomeo's idol.[15] Gambia was defeated by Vice Admiral Maynard prior to Block B's match.[1]

Later, just before Block B's match began, the vice admiral was defeated by Bartolomeo and left inside the garbage room.[16]

When Block B's match began, Bartolomeo teased the crowd and lazily sat around watching the other contestants fight.[17] When King Elizabello II used his King Punch to wipe out the other competitors, Bartolomeo used his Devil Fruit ability to protect himself from the attack. He then used it once more to defeat the king, thus winning the Block B match.[18]

Bartolomeo later participated in the tournament finals, helping Luffy's stand-in Sabo and his friend Rebecca. After Sabo destroyed the Colosseum, Bartolomeo fell to the underground harbor. He then accompanied Nico Robin and Rebecca to the King's Plateau and later the Royal Palace. Bartolomeo then fought Gladius on the palace plateau with the help of Cavendish in order to help Robin continue her journey, eventually defeating Gladius. He then helped the other Colosseum fighters in stopping the shrinking Birdcage until Doflamingo was defeated.

Bartolomeo recovered in the palace, where he discussed with the other gladiators about their crews becoming subordinates of the Straw Hat Pirates. The Barto Club arrived in Dressrosa around this time to help the Straw Hats escape, and Bartolomeo succeeded in making them part of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. The Barto Club then met the Straw Hat Pirates in person as they agreed to take them to Zou.

Zou Arc

After boarding the Going Luffy-senpai, the Barto Club took the Straw Hat Pirates and Trafalgar Law to Zou. During the journey, the Barto Club's general incompetence as a group of sailors, including their propensity for seasickness, was revealed. Their guests even expressed shock at the fact that the crew had managed to survive this far into the New World, especially without a navigator.[12] Nonetheless, the crew successfully delivered their guests to Zou, and were awestruck at the sight of the Thousand Sunny. They then departed, deciding that they did not wish to interfere in the Straw Hats' journey, but promised to uphold the Straw Hats' reputation as a member of the Grand Fleet.[19]

The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet

Bartolomeo and Gambia burn the flag of the Red Hair Pirates.

The Barto Club later arrived at an island and announced their plans to cause a ruckus.[20] They then fought with a gang and Bartolomeo defeated the leader at the port.[21] The Barto Club was then seen selling Straw Hat memorabilia to the citizens.[22] They later learned that the island they were on is under Shanks' protection.[23] To the citizens' horror, Bartolomeo and Gambia then burned Shanks' flag in a daring act.[24]

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 705 (p. 3-5) and Episode 634, Gambia is introduced and is defeated by Maynard.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 (p. 2) and Episode 636, Bartolomeo is introduced.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 12-13) and Episode 746, The Going Luffy-senpai and the rest of the Barto Club are introduced.
  4. Bartolomeo - Beli.png200,000,000
    Gambia - Beli.png67,000,000
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 17) and Episode 746, Bartolomeo's bounty is increased after the Dressrosa Arc.
  6. Bartolomeo - Beli.png150,000,000
    Gambia - Beli.png67,000,000
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 799 (p. 16) and Episode 744.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 800 and Episode 745, The Straw Hat Grand Fleet is formed.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 720 (p. 4) and Episode 650, The Barto Club's jolly roger is seen.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 773 (p. 8-18) and Episode 713.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 704 (p. 6) and Episode 633, Dagama mentions Bartolomeo.
  12. 12.0 12.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 802 (p. 3-5) and Episode 747, The Barto Club's inexperience at sea is shown.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 86 Chapter 869, cover story: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Vol. 6.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 720 (p. 5-6) and Episode 650.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 731 (p. 14) and Episode 663, Bartolomeo says that he intended to give the Mera Mera no Mi to Luffy.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 705 (p. 19) and Episode 635, Maynard is defeated by Bartolomeo.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 707 (p. 15) and Episode 636.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 709 (p. 15-18) and Episode 638.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 2-4) and Episode 752, The Barto Club departs after taking the Straw Hats to Zou.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 86 Chapter 869, cover story: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Vol. 6.
  21. One Piece Manga — Vol. 87 Chapter 870, cover story: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Vol. 7.
  22. One Piece Manga — Vol. 87 Chapter 871, cover story: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Vol. 8.
  23. One Piece Manga — Vol. 87 Chapter 873, cover story: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Vol. 9.
  24. One Piece Manga — Vol. 87 Chapter 875, cover story: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Vol. 10.

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