5,791 Pages

General Franky

The Iron Pirate "General Franky" (鉄の海賊アイアンパイレーツ「フランキー将軍」 Aian Pairētsu "Furankī Shōgun"?) is the newest addition to the Battle Franky line, numbered BF-38.[1]


Franky Shogun One Py Berry Match

General Franky in One Py Berry Match.

General Franky is a giant robot modeled after Franky. It is made by "docking" the Kurosai FR-U IV and the Brachio Tank V. Though several times the size of the average person, it is still smaller than Chopper in his Monster Point, and a good deal smaller than the average giants. It is built out of Wapometal. It bears the BF-38 on its left collar and a modified Straw Hat jolly roger in the middle of its chest.

The head, legs, and torso are made up mainly of the Brachio Tank V, while the arms are mainly the Kurosai FR-U IV. Its overall appearance resembles that of post-timeskip Franky with his pre-timeskip hairstyle, with a large collar and the Brachio Tank's caterpillar treads on its back.

As a gag, any time it makes an appearance, male characters tend to look on in awe and exclaim how cool it is, while the female characters will simply give it a blank and aloof stare. The three exceptions were Sanji, Roronoa Zoro, and Trafalgar Law, owing to their no-nonsense attitudes. When they saw the General Franky for the first time, they simply gave it a look of irritation.

Abilities and PowersEdit

General Franky is designed and built by Franky after studying the many blueprints left behind in Karakuri Island by Vegapunk. A one-person weapon/vehicle, Franky himself pilots it inside a control room in the chest and operates it from there. It is equipped with a giant "marauder's" sword named Franken (フラン剣 Furanken?, literally meaning "Fran Sword"). However, Franky is rather inept at using a sword, so the attacks are seemingly ineffective, and it appears most of its projectile armaments are purely from Franky himself. It has a drill on its head.[1] In Film Z, Franky uses Franken to cut down a Shiro Kuma in a single swoop. Franky can also use the giant fists to deliver extremely powerful punches,[2] and was able to easily blow away multiple fish-men, a species noted to have ten times the strength of regular humans without much effort.

In its first appearance, the robot pretty much did nothing, since most of its attacks came from Franky himself when he opened the cockpit, to the point that Robin even questioned if Franky really needed it for the fight.[3] This was mostly a gag, however, as it was shown in the fight with Baby 5 and Buffalo that it is indeed truly a force to be reckoned with, having been installed with advanced and powerful artillery with destructive power that is significantly greater than the already powerful weapons that Franky installed in his cyborg body, and its General Body (将軍の体ジェネラルボディ Jeneraru Bodi?) is also extremely resilient to damage, as shown when most of Baby 5's attacks were not powerful enough to damage it,[4][5] despite her claim that even a Pacifista would take damage from her attacks.[6] Even a point blank missile explosion was only able to knock it over, without sustaining any damage, and it took a combination attack from Baby 5 and Buffalo to be able to damage it.[5]

The General Franky is also either airtight or possesses an advanced air filtering system, as it stood in the middle of a huge cloud of Caesar Clown's Shinokuni gas without Franky himself being poisoned.[7]


General Gait Hazard

General Gait Hazard.

  • General Ashimoto Dangerous (将軍ジェネラル足元あしもと危険デンジャラス Jeneraru Ashimoto Denjarasu?, literally meaning "General Gait Hazard"): Franky swings the sword low to the ground, forcing the foes to jump up to dodge it. While they are in the air, he shoots them with his own shoulder cannons. This was first used against some of the New Fish-Man Pirates.[1] This is called General Watch-Your-Step in the Viz manga and FUNimation sub.
  • General Omomi (将軍ジェネラルおもみ Jeneraru Omomi?, literally meaning "General Weight"): Franky falls on the enemy, crushing them with the weight of the robot. This was first used against some of the New Fish-Man Pirates.[1] This is called General Weight in the Viz manga and FUNimation sub.
  • General Left (将軍の左ジェネラル・レフト Jeneraru Refuto?): Franky shoots bullets from the General Franky's arm. It is very similar to Weapons Left, but much more powerful. In the anime, the bullets come from four gun barrels underneath the circular panel on the hand which opens up like a hatch. It was used for the first time against Buffalo and Baby 5 on Punk Hazard.[8]
  • General Daijobu (将軍ジェネラル大丈夫 Jeneraru Daijōbu"?, literally meaning "General OK"): A gag technique, after withstanding a barrage of attacks, Franky states that he's "OK". This was first used against Baby 5 and Buffalo.[9] In the Viz manga this is called General Just Fine and in the FUNimation subs, this is called General I'm-Okay.
  • General Shield (将軍の盾ジェネラル・シールド Jeneraru Shīrudo?): Franky detaches the upper portion of his shoulder with a star on it and uses it as a shield. It is not very useful as a defense since the shield is too tiny for the robot's body, but the shield can also be used as a projectile. This was first used against Baby 5 and Buffalo.[9]
    • General Shield Boomerang (将軍の盾ジェネラル・シールド ブーメラン Jeneraru Shīrudo Būmeran"?): Franky throws his shield at the enemy. It was easily destroyed by Buffalo and Baby 5 with their combination attack. This was first used against Baby 5 and Buffalo.[10]
General Cannon

General Cannon.

  • General Cannon (将軍砲ジェネラル・キャノン Jeneraru Kyanon?): Franky brings the arms of General Franky together as if he were charging a Coup de Vent or a Franky Radical Beam, then fills its arms with air and fires a giant blast of compressed air towards the target. Franky described this attack as an on-land version of the Thousand Sunny's Gaon Cannon. It was first used against Baby 5 and Buffalo, where it dealt heavy damage to them and the ice mountains of Punk Hazard over a large area.[11] In the anime, the blast comes from a T-shaped pipe that extends out of a hatch in General Franky's right hand and another pipe from the left hand that connect together.

Combination TechniquesEdit

  • Franky Cannon (フランキー大砲キャノン Furankī Kyanon?): After Franky uses General Franky's Franken to perform General Ashimoto Dangerous and makes his opponents jump, Franky himself pops out of the cavity in the chest and shoots down the enemies in mid-jump.[1]
  • Franky Fireball (フランキーファイヤーボール Furankī Faiyābōru?): Franky shoots a fireball from his mouth out of the chest cavity of the robot. This was first seen used against Ikaros Much.[12]

Black General FrankyEdit

Black Franky Shogun

The Black General Franky.

In One Piece: Unlimited World Red, the Black General Franky (ブラックフランキー将軍 Burakku Furankī Shōgun?) made its debut, a black and evil counterpart of the General Franky, which appears on Fish-Man Island to fight against the Straw Hat Pirates. It shares the attacks with the original General Franky.


Cyborg Franky's Wanted Poster

General Franky on Franky's new wanted poster

  • In Wake Up, the 17th One Piece opening, the General Franky is incorrectly portrayed being of equal size to a giant, when in fact it is even shorter than Chopper's Monster Point. General Franky’s height is 13 meters tall, which would be highly rare for John Giant to be of equal size.[13]
  • So far, each time Franky has been inside the General Franky, his hair has reverted to his original hair style before the time skip. The only exception has been in the non-canon One Piece Film: Z, where Franky entered the robot sporting his post-time skip hair style.
  • A picture of General Franky is used on Franky's current Wanted Poster.
  • The General Shield Boomerang is similar to Captain America's signature shield from Marvel comics.
  • General Franky's birthday is January 8.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 64 Chapter 636 (p. 7-9) and Episode 557, Franky performs a number of attacks against the New Fish-Man Pirates using General Franky.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 65 Chapter 640 (p. 6) and Episode 561, General Franky punches Ikaros.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 647 (p. 4-5) and Episode 567.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 694 (p. 2-5) and Episode 620.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 695 (p. 2-5) and Episode 621.
  6. One Piece Anime — Episode 621, Baby 5 is shocked that General Franky is unscathed during their extended battle in the anime.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 692 (p. 19) and Episode 618, General Franky is seen standing in the gas cloud.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 693 (p. 3-4) and Episode 619.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 693 (p. 6) and Episode 619.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 693 (p. 7-8) and Episode 619.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 695 (p. 4-5) and Episode 621.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 65 Chapter 642 (p. 16-17) and Episode 564, Franky uses Franky Fireball against Ikaros.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary , General Franky's height and birthday are revealed.

Site NavigationEdit

[v · e · ?]
Straw Hat Pirates
Crew: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Nami  •  Usopp  •  Sanji  •  Tony Tony Chopper  •  Nico Robin  •  Franky  •  Brook  •  Jinbe  •  Nefertari Vivi   •  Karoo 
Main Ships: Going Merry   •  Thousand Sunny
Soldier Dock System: Shiro Mokuba I  •  Mini Merry II  •  Shark Submerge III  •  Kurosai FR-U IV  •  Brachio Tank V  •  General Franky
Other Ships: Shimashima Shopping   •  Karasumaru   •  Taru Tiger   •  Tarumanma    •  Ma Ikkada    •  Sexy Foxy  
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi (Main Techniques  •  Gear Second  •  Gear Third  •  Gear Fourth)  •  Hito Hito no Mi (Rumble Ball)  •  Hana Hana no Mi  •  Yomi Yomi no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki (Kenbunshoku  •  Busoshoku  •  Haoshoku)  •  Black Leg Style (Diable Jambe)  •  Mutoryu  •  Fish-Man Karate (Fish-Man Jujutsu)
Weapon Based: Nidai Kitetsu   •  Santoryu (Ittoryu  •  Nitoryu  •  Kyutorryu) (Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Yubashiri   •  Shusui   •  Enma)  •  Art of Weather (Clima-Tact   •  Perfect Clima-Tact   •  Sorcery Clima-Tact (Zeus ))  •  Usopp's Arsenal (Ginga Pachinko   •  Kabuto   •  Kuro Kabuto (Pop Green))  •  Raid Suit  •  Peacock Slashers   •  Battle Frankies (Cyborg Tactics   •  Armored Me  •  General Franky (Kurosai FR-U IV  •  Brachio Tank V))  •  Soul Solid
Support: Wapometal  •  Voice of All Things
Related Articles
Associated Locations: Goa Kingdom (Foosha Village  •  Mt. Colubo)  •  Rusukaina  •  Shimotsuki Village  •  Kuraigana Island  •  Oykot Kingdom  •  Conomi Islands (Cocoyasi Village  •  Arlong Park)  •  Weatheria  •  Gecko Islands (Syrup Village)  •  Boin Archipelago  •  Germa Kingdom  •  Baratie  •  Momoiro Island  •  Drum Island (Sakura Kingdom)  •  Torino Kingdom  •  Ohara  •  Alabasta  •  Baltigo  •  Water 7  •  Karakuri Island  •  Florian Triangle  •  Kenzan Island  •  Fish-Man Island
Former Memberships and Alliances: Dadan Family  •  Impel Down  •  Arlong Pirates  •  Usopp Pirates  •  Germa 66 (Vinsmoke Family)  •  Baroque Works  •  Franky Family  •  Rumbar Pirates  •  Whitebeard Pirates  •  Big Mom Pirates (Sun Pirates)
Others: Super Rookie  •  Worst Generation  •  Will of D.  •  Straw Hat  •  Straw Hat Grand Fleet  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance
[v · e · ?]
Swords and Bladed Weapons
Named Blades: Gryphon  •  Wado Ichimonji  •  Yamaoroshi  •  Shodai Kitetsu  •  Nidai Kitetsu  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Yubashiri   •  Shigure  •  Kashu  •  Yoru  •  Terry Sword  •  Eisen Whip  •  Bamboo  •  Funkfreed  •  Shusui  •  Oto and Kogarashi  •  Soul Solid  •  Durandal  •  Kikoku  •  Same-kiri Bocho  •  Pretzel  •  Shirauo  •  Raiu  •  Enma  •  Ame no Habakiri  •  Konpira  •  Shichiseiken 
Other Blade Weapons: Axe  •  Cat Claws  •  Kogatana  •  Kiribachi  •  Bruiser Axe  •  Peacock Slashers  •  Heat Javelin  •  Burn Blade  •  Ten-Fold Axe  •  Murakumogiri  •  Kessui  •  Kirisame  •  Mogura  •  Soto Muso  •  Napoleon
Related: Meito  •  Kitetsu  •  Swordsman
Projectile Weapons
Firearms: Flintlock  •  Flintlock .44 Caliber 6 Shot Revolver  •  Lassoo  •  Yellow Gun  •  Gero Gero Gun  •  Senriku  •  Flash Gun  •  Walker
Artillery: Royal Drum Crown 7-Shot Bliking Cannon  •  Burn Bazooka/Flame Bazooka  •  Brachio Tank V  •  King Cannon   •  Eagle Launcher   •  Alpacacino 
Slingshots: Ginga Pachinko  •  Kabuto  •  Kuro Kabuto
Ammo: Buggy Balls  •  Milky Arrow  •  Pop Green  •  KX Launcher  •  Candy Jacket  •  Excite Bullets
Others: Battle Smasher   •  Carbonation Equipment 
Other Weapons
Ancient Weapons: Pluton  •  Poseidon  •  Uranus
Non-Bladed Polearms: Nanashaku Jitte  •  Clima Tact (Perfect  •  Sorcery)  •  Nonosama Bo
Cyborgs: Cyborg Tactics/Armored Me  •  Pacifista (Shiro Kuma)  •  Kau Ra Kau   •  Zau Ra Zau 
Others: Poison (Shinokuni  •  Koro)  •  Dials  •  Explosive  •  Gorilla Puncher 13  •  Prometheus  •  Zeus  •  Raid Suit  •  General Franky (Kurosai FR-U IV  •  Brachio Tank V))  •  Roba-san Kick 18   •  Senpu King   •  Dyna Stone 
[v · e · ?]
Pirates: Shanks  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Cabaji  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Dracule Mihawk  •  Hatchan  •  Arlong  •  Koze  •  Packy  •  Dorry  •  Yurikah  •  Gyaro  •  Sarquiss  •  Pickles  •  Mikazuki  •  Brook  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Killer  •  Heat  •  Shachi  •  Candy  •  Shiryu  •  Vista  •  Atmos  •  Fossa  •  Haruta  •  Doma  •  McGuy  •  Squard  •  Elmy  •  Ramba  •  A O  •  Delacuaji  •  Zodia  •  Palms  •  Bizarre  •  Karma  •  Little Oars Jr.  •  Shiki  •  Bluejam  •  Chadros Higelyges  •  Lip Doughty  •  Hyouzou   •  Tamago  •  Jeet  •  Suleiman  •  Cavendish  •  Pica  •  Jack  •  Charlotte Amande  •  Charlotte Cracker  •  Charlotte Raisin  •  Charlotte Kato  •  Holdem  •  Alpacaman
Marines: Helmeppo  •  Bogard  •  Tashigi  •  T Bone  •  Momonga  •  Strawberry  •  John Giant  •  Yamakaji  •  Yarisugi  •  Issho  •  Gion
Samurai: Kin'emon  •  Inuarashi  •  Hihimaru  •  Tenguyama Hitetsu  •  Kikunojo  •  Ashura Doji  •  Kukai  •  Denjiro  •  Kawamatsu  •  Hyogoro
Others: Koushirou  •  Johnny  •  Yosaku  •  Miss Catherina  •  Pell  •  Chaka  •  Ohm  •  Kaku  •  Peepley Lulu  •  Mozu  •  Kiwi  •  Kerville  •  Humandrills  •  Kyros  •  Dagama  •  Rebecca  •  Riku Doldo III  •  Wanda  •  Shishilian  •  Concelot  •  Giovanni  •  Inuarashi  •  Vinsmoke Niji  •  Kurozumi Orochi
Deceased: Gol D. Roger  •  Kuina  •  Hyota  •  Arrow  •  Mont Blanc Noland  •  Cyrano  •  D.R.  •  Jigoro  •  Lola (Zombie)  •  Shimotsuki Ryuma  •  Pedro  •  Kozuki Oden  •  Shimotsuki Ushimaru  •  Rocks D. Xebec
Devil Fruit Powered: Spandam  •  Kuzan  •  Onigumo  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Borsalino  •  Caesar Clown  •  Diamante  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Charlotte Smoothie  •  Streusen
Pirates: Golass  •  Pin Joker  •  Nisezoro  •  Kimmel  •  Nuru  •  Bill  •  Psycho P  •  Long Long  •  Narcie  •  Hakuto  •  Mugon  •  Charlotte Mondée
Marines: Saga  •  Toma  •  Bismarck  •  Yukimura  •  Dojaku  •  Shimoi Zappa
Others: Heaby  •  Geronimo  •  Carragan  •  Billy  •  Mendo
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.