Template:Char box Basil Hawkins is an infamous pirate known as the "Magician". He comes from North Blue and is one of eleven pirates who have been referred to as "The Eleven Supernovas" on Sabaody Archipelago whose bounties are higher than beli 100,000,000 when the Straw Hats arrive in the place. His name bears a resemblance to real life pirate, John Hawkins. His bounty amounts to beli 249,000,000 is the third highest known on the island after Eustass Kid and Luffy.
Hawkins is a tall man, with triangle symbols on his brows, wearing an extraordinary suit and having flowing golden hair. On his hip he carries a sword.
Hawkins portrays himself in a noble and enigmatic manner. In particular, he has a notion about foretelling the fate of everything that he sees. He notes the potential of death and fate in things from a person's clothing to other pirates. He is also completely calm regardless of the situation, showing no emotional response after Zoro nearly attacked a Tenryuubito or after learning the news of Ace's upcoming execution, events which drove many other members of his crew and other captains to panic.
When faced with Kizaru, he calmly used his tarot cards to calculate all the probabilities of the battle, and upon foretelling that he wouldn't die, remained calm even when subsequently attacked. He has been known to express outward shock, as seen when Urouge utilizes a strength and size enhancing technique against Kuma.
Abilities and Powers
Hawkins often speaks like a fortune teller and has been noted to mention reading "signs". He can work out to a percentage the chances of something happening, however this has yet to be explained fully as to how he can do this. He also can use various cards that can occasionally assist him with determining the outcome of any occurrence.
His Devil Fruit ability is that he can form voodoo dolls and redirect the flow of attacks at another, be it damage he accumulated in battle to transfer it to someone else. When his body takes a hit, the damage is taken by someone else. Afterwards, voodoo dolls that represent the people who took the damage are shed from his body. He also has the ability to turn into a giant scarecrow-like entity seemingly made from straw, with metal nails functioning as claws/fingernails, via a technique called Gouma no Sou (降魔の相, lit. Devil Conquering Phase). However, his Devil Fruit is not a Logia and he can still be hit by attacks, as seen when Kizaru kicked Hawkins. 
Sabaody Archipelago Arc
Hawkins was first seen in a restaurant where a waiter accidentally spilled food on one of his nakama. His crewmate complained only to be told by Hawkins it was a very unlucky day for him.  Upon hearing of Luffy's attack of a Tenryuubito, he was the only one whose position as to leaving or staying was unclear - all he said was that "the signs do not show" his crew would "fall today".
Kizaru comes across him sitting down while Hawkins simply states that he will not die today. After sitting down and working out his chances against the admiral, Kizaru attempts to take out Hawkins, only to find that his attacks do not work and Hawkins remains unhurt. Then, he sheds two voodoo dolls from his arm, stating that ten men wouldn't suffice against Kizaru. The battle is joined by Urouge and X. Drake, as well as one of the Bartholomew Kuma clones on the island.  After Kizaru sends Urouge flying, Hawkins transforms into a giant straw monster in order to defeat him,  but he is blinded by Kizaru, who deducts that Hawkins' ability is not a Logia-type, and he is nearly killed, had it not been for the intervention of Scratchmen Apoo.  However, Kizaru reforms himself, dispatches Scratchmen Apoo easily, then turns his attention to the two remaining Supernovas. After defeating X. Drake, Kizaru defeats Hawkins by firing a light-based arrow. 
- Hawkins has been noted to bare some similarities to the Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. Jordison is often seen with his face made up, one of the most famous of his face-paints bore black triangles above his eyebrows like the ones Hawkins has.
- ↑ One Piece Manga - Chapter 498, Basil Hawkins is introduced.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 One Piece manga - Chapter 509, Hawkins transforms into straw monster.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 One Piece manga - Chapter 498, Hawkins is introduced.
- ↑ One Piece manga - Chapter 507, Hawkins meets Kizaru.
- ↑ One Piece Manga - Chapter 509, Hawkins is saved thanks to Apoo.
- ↑ One Piece Manga - Chapter 510, Kizaru defeats Apoo, Hawkins, and Drake.
- John Hawkins - Wikipedia article about the pirate whose name Hawkins' resembles