Due to their actions and role, the Beasts Pirates serve as the main antagonists of the Zou Arc, one of the main antagonist groups of the Wano Country Arc, and one of the central ones of the Yonko Saga.
The crew's Jolly Roger is a skull in the middle of a pair of intersected crossbones (similar to the Blackbeard Pirates's flag). The skull has horns similar to Kaido's, and there are two shapes flanking the skull.
|X Drake *||Page One||Ulti||Who's Who||Black Maria|
|Sheepshead *||Ginrummy *||Basil Hawkins *||Holdem||Speed|
|Sarahebi||Alpacaman||Madilloman||Trio the Grip ≠|
|Drake Pirates||On Air Pirates||Hawkins Pirates|
Allies and Affiliates
|Kurozumi Family||Yamato||Big Mom Pirates||Donquixote Pirates ‡|
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Kaido, as the Governor-General (総督 Sōtoku?, VIZ Media: "Supreme Commander"), holds full dominance over the crew. He is noticeably much larger than an ordinary human being and feared by his fellow crewmembers due to his drunken rampages and extremely violent mood swings.
Most of his subordinates dress similar to barbarians and viking warriors, wearing armaments such as helmets, belts, furred and feathered cloaks with pauldrons, swords, gauntlets, long pants, and boots. The males generally leave their chests uncovered, while the females such as Ginrummy, Speed, and Solitaire cover theirs for obvious reasons. Like their horned general, almost every single member of the Beast Pirates bears an ornamental headpiece of animal horns as well, or possesses actual animal horns, while others even have fangs or other animal traits, and a large amount of the crew sports hair that is some combination of long, wild, or flowing.
Similar with the Donquixote Pirates and the Big Mom Pirates, the Beasts Pirates' hierarchy includes the captain (or admiral), executive officers, normal officers, and grunts. The crew is massive in number having 20,000 crew members including Kaido himself, several All-Stars, many Headliners, and an unknown number of Gifters, Pleasures, and Waiters. Among the Headliners and Gifters are at least 500 SMILE users. Three crews led by members of the Worst Generation, the Drake Pirates, On Air Pirates, and Hawkins Pirates, are subordinate to the Beasts Pirates, with X Drake and Basil Hawkins serving as Headliners.
Kaido is known to forcefully recruit strong fighters into his crew at times. Those that willingly submit to him, such as Basil Hawkins, are gladly welcomed, while those that resist his demands may be captured and then continuously tortured until their spirit breaks apart. According to Who's Who, the crew follows a system of meritocracy based on strength, meaning that the stronger the fighter, the higher they will rank within the Beasts Pirates and that it's possible to challenge someone in a higher spot in order to take it away from them. This can lead to outright hostility among crewmates as there are cases of lower-ranked members aiming for a higher position in the crew, thus they may show no interest in answering to their superiors due to viewing them as a possible obstacle for their ambitions.
The Beast Pirates work very closely with Kurozomi Orochi and his government in Wano as the Beast Pirates soldiers attack anyone who publicly opposes or even simply criticizes Orochi. They often take orders from him and they can be asked for assistance by Orochi's allies such as Kyoshiro, who requested Queen to send assassins to attack Sanji for defying the Kyoshiro Family. Some Beast Pirates such as Sarahebi even serve as teachers to indoctrinate the children of Wano so they will be loyal to Orochi. In exchange for these services, they have full access to Wano's immense resources, which they use to mass-produce weapons, including Sea Stone weapons, in countless factories set up across the country, allowing Kaido to maintain his domination in the New World.
Ranking highest under Kaido himself are the All-Stars (大看板 Ōkanban?, Viz: "Lead Performers"), the crew's executives, strongest warriors after their general, and his closest confidants. The three men holding this rank — Jack, Queen, and King — are informally referred to as the Disasters (災害 Saigai?) for their respective epithets that correspond with types of disaster. In particular, Jack is called "the Drought" for his general destructivity that renders any land he rampages on as though a drought was there, Queen is "the Plague" for his expertise in weaponizing disease, and King as "the Conflagration" seems capable of generating fire. In keeping with their status, the trio has incredibly high bounties, with Jack's at 1,000,000,000 and Queen's even higher at 1,320,000,000.
While Queen is human, Jack is a fish-man and King part of a currently unknown tribe thought to otherwise be extinct. Like Kaido himself, the All-Stars are noted for their size, dwarfing the average human; Luffy's first run-in with Kaido led some of the Beast Pirates to assume he would be of similar size to an All-Star prior to laying eyes on him. In terms of combat ability, the All-Stars have proven themselves very fearsome: Jack, for example, was able to fight one-on-one for five full days against the two rulers (and strongest warriors) of the Mink Tribe, who took turns against him every twelve hours. Each All-Star possesses a powerful Ancient Zoan ability, bolstering their physical prowess: Jack can become a woolly mammoth, Queen a brachiosaurus, and King a pteranodon. All three are also seen carrying and/or fighting with bladed weaponry.
Thus far, Jack and Queen have been shown to captain their own personal vessels, bearing figureheads based on their respective Zoan ability. Said two are also introduced as de-facto rulers of Wano provinces, Jack ruling Kuri while Queen is in charge of Udon (specifically the prisoner mine there). While the All-Stars share a sibling-like sense of rivalry, they are fiercely loyal to their general and carry out his orders to their best ability. Like most of the crew, they all also reside on Onigashima.
Powerful people who join the crew may also become Headliners in a very short amount of time, such as X Drake and Basil Hawkins, meaning that possessing the powers of a SMILE Devil Fruit is not necessary to attain the rank. Apart from the Tobiroppo, the strength of the Headliners seems to vary from individual to individual and depends on whom they are fighting. Sheepshead was easily blocked by Brook and taken out by a single strike from Sanji, and Dobon was easily defeated by Eustass Kid and Luffy despite the latter two wearing Seastone shackles. Basil Hawkins fought Roronoa Zoro and Luffy simultaneously on equal ground and easily clashed with Trafalgar Law.
Headliners are typically the highest crew authorities in Wano's towns and villages that high-class officials reside in (other than the Flower Capital), and so are usually the ones to address smaller-scale issues happening nearby. Bakura Town, for example, has three Headliners stationed there. There are Headliners who hold other positions in a region such as Babanuki being the warden in the Prison Mines of the Udon region, and fellow Headliners Daifugo, Solitaire, and Dobon work under Babanuki as vice wardens.
Among the Headliners, the six strongest are referred to as the Tobiroppo (飛び六胞 Tobiroppō?, lit. "Flying Six (Sheaths)"). Among the crew, they stand out significantly, as Kaido wished to introduce them to his renewed ally and fellow Yonko, Charlotte Linlin. Directly below the All-Stars in terms of hierarchy, the six have been indicated to be next in line to become an All-Star should a current one die, with a few of them wishing to kill an All-Star themselves to take their spot. X Drake, Who's Who, and Sasaki are all former pirate captains (and with Drake, seemingly unbenownst to anyone in the crew, being an undercover Marine not truly loyal to the crew). Drake and Page One are also known to possess powerful Ancient Zoan abilities similar to the All-Stars.
Their duties appear to include the assassination of specific people that assault the Beasts Pirates or their associates, like the Kyoshiro Family, with an All-Star dispatching them in the process.
The Gifters (ギフターズ Gifutāzu?) are the crew's elite soldiers, consisting of Artificial Devil Fruit users. They were created through the use of SMILEs, which gives them the ability to transform some parts of their body, such as their arms or ears, into different parts of an animal's body, even some animals that live in the ocean. Only 10% of the people who have eaten SMILEs gain powers. They also seem to go by code names that go with the SMILEs they consume rather than their actual names. With the defeat of Doflamingo and Caesar's capture, however, Kaido's attempt at building up a giant army of Gifters was brought to an abrupt end.
The Pleasures (プレジャーズ Purejāzu?) are the crew's mid-level foot soldiers, only above the Waiters. They are the ones who failed to gain any animal traits after eating a SMILE fruit, being in the 90% who ate the dud fruits. Due to the side effects of the faulty fruits, the Pleasures always smile regardless of the circumstance, even when taking damage. In addition, they share the standard Devil Fruit weakness of being unable to swim despite failing to gain any abilities from the SMILE fruits. They each have a single white horn and serve as patrolling scouts in Wano Country.
The Waiters (ウェイターズ Weitāzu?) are the crew's low-level foot soldiers who have yet to eat the artificial Devil Fruits. All of them appear to be shirtless. Their specific role in the crew is unknown; they appeared in the Prisoner Mine to fight Luffy and Hyogoro in a sumo match, and wielded various kinds of swords. However, none of them have notable strength or willpower as they were all knocked out by Luffy's Haoshoku Haki.
- Further information: Numbers
The Numbers (ナンバーズ Nanbāzu?) are a group of mysterious giant-esque beings who were shown returning to Wano along with Scratchmen Apoo in order to attend the upcoming Fire Festival. Their exact role in or connection to the Beasts Pirates has yet to be cemented, whether they are members of the crew or just allies, but it can be inferred that they reside in Onigashima. They seem to be well-known and feared by the citizens of Hakumai. While they have yet to be seen in full, at least some of them appear to wield kanabo similar to that of Kaido and cast demon-like silhouettes with horns, not unusual to Kaido's subordinates. According to Queen, they all have drinking problems.
Due to Orochi's alliance with Kaido, many Samurai became subordinate to the Beasts Pirates. Samurai have been seen acting as guards in the towns, working together with the Gifters.
The Beasts Pirates are known to have the following territories under their control:
- Unnamed Winter Island protected by Scotch and where the revolutionary Gaburu and his army operated.
- Wano Country, the main base of operation for the Beast Pirates.
The Beasts Pirates are led by the Yonko Kaido, making them one of the four most powerful pirate crews in the world. Donquixote Doflamingo, a former Shichibukai and the former leader of an incredibly powerful pirate crew of his own who usually maintains a fearless attitude, was deeply scared of Kaido. Kaido also defeated another Shichibukai, Gecko Moria, and massacred his crew. They attempted to attack the Whitebeard Pirates in the hope of killing Whitebeard, something few would dare, and took on the Red Hair Pirates. They were stated by the Five Elders to be one of the few entities capable of stopping Blackbeard and his crew. During the timeskip, they formed an alliance with the Drake Pirates, a crew from the Worst Generation. Recently, they also formed alliances with the On Air Pirates and Hawkins Pirates, two other Worst Generation crews, possibly after Kaido himself defeated Eustass Kid, another member of the Worst Generation with apparent ease. According to Yasuie, the samurai who supported the Kozuki Family failed in their first rebellion against Orochi due to Kaido's protection.
After conquering Wano Country, the Beasts Pirates have many of the country's samurai working for them as subordinates. These samurai are renowned across the world, as they keep Wano safe from threats and even the Marines fear their power. However, some samurai secretly oppose the Beasts Pirates and Wano's shogun, Kurozumi Orochi.
Like the other Yonko-led crews, the Beasts Pirates possess territory in the New World, where they rule with an iron fist and brutally stifle any insurrections. Kaido currently possesses a "Road Poneglyph".
The true strength of this crew lies in their Underworld connections. Due to Kaido's alliance with Donquixote Doflamingo and Caesar Clown, they had access to SMILEs to help form an army of over 500 artificial Zoan Devil Fruit users. They also have access to Caesar's poison gas weapons, which they used to destroy a city of minks. The Beast Pirates also have at their disposal weapons made of Seastone, long-range cannons, and biological weapons created by Queen.
With the destruction of Caesar and Doflamingo's operations, Kaido can no longer gain more Gifters for his army. Jack's failure to retrieve Doflamingo also cost them a great ally.
Recently, Kaido has formed an alliance with fellow Yonko Charlotte Linlin, captain of the Big Mom Pirates, increasing their power.
As one of the most powerful pirate crews in the world, the Beasts Pirates possess a fleet of pirate ships. Among them are a series of ships with scorpion figureheads, which were used during the war against the Mink Tribe in order to bring reinforcements. These ships were also utilized in a rescue attempt on Doflamingo's prison convoy, and though unsuccessful, they managed to survive. The fleet later returned to Zou in preparation for resuming its attack on the Mink Tribe. Though the fleet launched an attack on Zunesha attempting to kill it, the giant elephant was ordered to fight back, who then destroyed the entire fleet with one swing of its gargantuan trunk.
In addition to this, the Beasts Pirates possess a group of ships that are seemingly used for internal affairs within their home territory of Wano. These ships, which are large enough to dwarf even the Thousand Sunny, feature a figurehead of the crew's Jolly Roger and sails marked with a "百". Notably, three of these ships were sent to sink the Nine Red Scabbards on their way to Onigashima. Those ships are armed with high-quality, long-ranged cannons manufactured in Wano's factories, allowing them to easily hit enemy ships from afar.
- Further information: Mammoth
The Mammoth (マンモス号 Manmosu-gō?) was the ship captained by Jack. It was a fairly large pirate ship, with its most noticeable trait being its mammoth head figurehead. Jack sailed it into battle against Doflamingo's Marine escort, and he was defeated and reported as deceased. Both the ship and the captain survived, albeit heavily battered. However, it was fully destroyed by Zunesha during Jack's second attack on Zou.
Queen's primary mode of transportation is a currently unnamed ship. This vessel appears to be far more intricate than the Mammoth, containing elements of both a traditional galleon and a more modernized battleship. The ship contains a large tower along with multiple sets of turrets. The central sail is inscribed with Queen's name, while a pair of smaller sails on either side contain the crew's jolly roger. Notably, the sail on the right takes on a standard appearance while the design on the left sail closely resembles the variant of the Jolly Roger present in Queen's tattoo. The figurehead resembles a brachiosaurus, which is Queen's Devil Fruit transformation. There is also a "Q 03" written on the port side of the ship.
Scratchmen Apoo and Numbers' ShipEdit
Apoo and the Numbers were shown returning to Wano on a vessel resembling Queen's personal ship. However, the ship's figurehead has yet to be shown, and it is currently unknown who captains it.
After Orochi took the position of shogun during Kozuki Oden's absence, Kaido and his crew allied with Orochi and began occupying Wano Country in order to monopolize its resources. Twenty-three years ago, Kaido fought Moria and killed his crew on Wano. By the time Oden returned to Wano four years after he left to leave his wife and children in the care of his retainers, weapon factories were already built. During the years Oden was away, the Beasts Pirates aided Orochi with his oppression. Around half a year before Oden finished his voyage, the Beasts Pirates tried to threaten Oden's family, but they were driven back by Kawamatsu and Inuarashi. The Beasts Pirates continued to occupy Wano for the next five years after Oden's return from his voyage.
Twenty years ago, the Beasts Pirates captured Hyogoro and killed his wife and many of his followers. While Oden and the Nine Red Scabbards were on their way to Onigashima, Kaido and his crew confronted them in Udon. Oden managed to wound Kaido, but in the end, Oden and his allies were defeated and imprisoned.
After Oden's execution, Kaido and his All-Stars proceeded to burn down Oden Castle in order to kill the last two Kozuko descendants, Momonosuke and Hiyori. However, Oden's wife sent Momonosuke, Kin'emon, Kanjuro, Raizo, and Kikunojo 20 years into the future while Kawamatsu helped Hiyori escape Oden Castle.
When the daimyos including Yasuie and Ushimaru tried to avenge Oden by staging a massive rebellion with the countless supporters of the Kozuki Family, Kaido personally intervened and the rebellion failed with a majority of them killed along with their families and the surviving dissidents were condemned to life imprisonment in Udon.
Summit War SagaEdit
Upon hearing that the Whitebeard Pirates were headed to Marineford, the Beasts Pirates tried to intercept them so their captain could kill Whitebeard. However, they were stopped by the Red Hair Pirates.
After the Battle of Marineford, X Drake docked at one of Kaido's islands. When Scotch confronted him, Drake asked him if Kaido would be angry if he were to be attacked, which Scotch confirmed, prompting Drake to transform into a dinosaur and attack him. Sometime after this, Drake began serving under Kaido.
When Momonosuke and his retainers returned, the Beasts Pirates discovered them when they left Wano Country and pursued them.
Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New WorldEdit
On one of the islands Kaido ruled in the New World, a revolution had been going on. The rebelling soldiers picked up their attack when the pirate Caribou entered the island, who they thought to be their deceased leader Gaburu. Scotch easily put a stop to the rebellion and later captured Gaburu's grandmother, planning to use her as an example for the revolutionaries.
Punk Hazard ArcEdit
Upon seeing Caesar Clown being defeated by Monkey D. Luffy, a man with two horns told another that he was going to inform Jack about what just transpired. The other man was scared, however, fearing what would happen if Jack got involved.
Invasion of ZouEdit
Led by Jack, an All-Star and one of the three Disasters, several of the Beasts Pirates entered Zou to search for Raizo the ninja. They came into conflict with the Mink Tribe, who easily beat back the Pleasures, leading Jack to send in the Gifters. Soon afterward, Jack and the Gifters came into conflict with the Musketeers led by Inuarashi. However, when the sunset, the Musketeers were forced to retreat and the Guardians took over. Their leader, Nekomamushi, dealt a powerful blow to Jack, and the battle between the Beasts Pirates and the Guardians commenced.
The battle lasted for five days, with the Musketeers and Guardians switching out every 12 hours. The minks eventually managed to gain the upper hand, though they were never able to suppress Jack himself. Finally, Jack lost his patience and used Koro, a gas weapon invented by Caesar, covering the Mokomo Dukedom in poisonous gas. With the minks now easily subdued, the Beasts Pirates began slaughtering the warriors. Jack crucified Inuarashi, Nekomamushi, and the strongest warriors and tortured them to find Raizo's location. However, they received no answers as the minks passed out.
The next day, Jack received word of Doflamingo's downfall and left Zou to go rescue him, leaving behind some subordinates. Led by Gifters headliner Sheepshead, the remaining pirates continued terrorizing the survivors and searching for Raizo. The Straw Hat Pirates led by Sanji entered the island and came into conflict with the Beasts Pirates by preventing Sheepshead from chasing after a mink. The Straw Hats managed to defeat Sheepshead, and the pirates following him retreated. Tired of Raizo not showing himself after all their effort, the Beasts Pirates decided to report that Raizo was not there, and it was reported that they left the island.
Meanwhile, Kaido attempted suicide by jumping off a Sky Island and landed on the Kid Pirates' base. However, he survived the fall and prepared to have Doflamingo help him start the greatest war in the world.
A few days later, Jack attacked the Marine convoy that was escorting Doflamingo. Though he succeeded in sinking two of the ships, Jack was eventually brought down and reported as dead, though his body was not found.
Jack survived the battle and recovered from his wounds on the Mammoth, which was surrounded by other Beasts Pirates ships. Soon after, the fleet returned to Zou as Jack punished Sheepshead for having failed his search for Raizo. A subordinate suggested that they attack the minks while they were still weakened, but Jack declared that he would simply kill Zunesha instead.
The attack commenced, with the fleet shooting at Zunesha's front left leg in order to bring it down, with Jack intending to make it kneel so he could attack its face. They succeeded in bringing the elephant to a knee, but Zunesha immediately stood back up after conversing with Kozuki Momonosuke. Under Momonosuke's command, it annihilated the entire fleet with a swing of its trunk.
After hearing about Jack's failure to rescue Doflamingo, Kaido lamented on the loss of SMILE, growing emotional that he could no longer have a crew of entirely Devil Fruit users. Some of his subordinates wondered if they should start taking the Straw Hat and Heart Alliance seriously, but Kaido hit them out of the building with his mace, saying that they were nowhere near his level and pointing to the defeated Eustass Kid as an example. As for Jack, he remained underwater, impatiently waiting for rescue.
Kaido was contacted by Big Mom and the two Yonko argued over the right to kill Luffy.
Wano Country ArcEdit
While at the market in Kuri, a group of scouts harassed a girl named Tama with their baboon Hihimaru. Tama rashly mentioned the Kozuki Family, leading them to capture her. They then went on to attack Luffy, who had come to Wano illegally, at Kuri Beach. Luffy defeated the scouts and rescued Tama, and she tamed Hihimaru with her Devil Fruit power. Hawkins heard about this and decided to go after Luffy himself, and he confronted Luffy, Tama, and Roronoa Zoro at a wasteland near the ruins of Amigasa Village. Luffy, Zoro, and Tama managed to escape to Okobore Town, but Holdem had heard about Tama taming Hihimaru and so had the Gifters Gazelleman and Batman kidnap her and bring her to Bakura Town.
After discovering that Zoro, who was a nationally wanted criminal, was in Bakura Town, the Gifters and samurai there attacked him, Luffy, and a female samurai named Kiku, but were overpowered. Holdem then confronted Luffy with Tama as a hostage as Hawkins and his men headed into Bakura Town to provide backup, but were intercepted by Trafalgar Law. As the headliner Speed arrived at the scene, Luffy managed to overwhelm Holdem and free Tama, and Tama tamed Speed with her abilities. The Beasts Pirates were left powerless to stop Luffy's group, and Jack was notified about Holdem's defeat.
Jack went to Okobore Town to search for Luffy but got into a fight with Shutenmaru. The battle was interrupted when a drunk Kaido arrived, looking for Luffy and Law. When Hawkins informed Kaido that Luffy and Law were hiding in Oden Castle, Kaido proceeded to destroy the castle ruins. Luffy then came out and attacked Kaido, but was swiftly defeated by the Yonko. Law attempted to rescue Luffy, but was attacked by Hawkins and forced to flee. Luffy was then brought to a prison in Udon.
Some members of the Kyoshiro Family were attacked by Sanji when they tried extorting him, and they contacted Queen, who sent X Drake and Page One to kill him. Page One went on a rampage looking for Sanji, and Sanji confronted him. The two fought, with Sanji utilizing the powers of his Raid Suit, and Sanji eventually escaped unscathed.
On Onigashima, Kaido received reports that the Big Mom Pirates were approaching Wano. However, the issue was quickly solved when King flew in and attacked their ship, preventing it from scaling the waterfall.
In the Prisoner Mine, the vice warden and Headliner Dobon attacked Luffy and Eustass Kid for depleting the food storage with the meal tickets they earned through working, but they knocked him out without anyone seeing. Luffy then gave some of his meal tickets to the old prisoner Hyo, but this caused Hyo to be attacked by Vice Warden Daifugo. Luffy attacked Daifugo and was eventually brought before Queen and the warden Babanuki to be punished along with Hyogoro.
Queen decided to punish them by having them fight against numerous members of the Beasts Pirates and put special collars on them that would behead them if they got pushed out of the wrestling ring.
Sometime later, the Beasts Pirates found out about Kin'emon's secret message and arrested several of his supporters in the capital.
Back in Udon, Queen was confronted by Big Mom, and after a brief fight, he managed to capture her. When taking Big Mom to Onigashima, he unknowingly allowed Luffy to roam free and regroup with his allies to take over Udon and recruit the prisoners to fight against the Beasts Pirates. After the warden, Babanuki, was defeated, the Beasts Pirates lost control of Udon.
After Big Mom was brought to Onigashima, Kaido fought with her. However, the two Yonko eventually decided to form an alliance to take over the world.
Translation and Dub IssuesEdit
The crew's name, Hyakujū Kaizokudan (百獣海賊団?), literally translates to something along the lines of "Many Beasts Pirates", "All Beasts Pirates", or "Hundreds of Beasts Pirates".
The term "Hyakuju", meaning many or all kinds of beasts, is a compound word that combines the characters for Hundred (百 Hyaku?) and Beast (獣 Jū?). It is seldom used and most often found within the Japanese idiom Hyakujū no Ō (百獣の王?), or "King of Beasts" in English, consequently causing confusion amongst One Piece translators on how to render the term.
Additionally, Viz decided to take the translation into a whole new direction by opting to use the title "Animal Kingdom Pirates". According to Stephen Paul, the translator of One Piece for VIZ, "Animal Kingdom came from 'Hyaku-juu' which literally is the kanji for "hundred" and "animal" but it actually means 'all manner of beast/animal.' A common use of that is 'hyaku-juu no ou' which is 'king of the beasts' aka Lion. Kaido's title is 'Hyaku-juu no Kaido' so, given the implication, and the reference to him as the strongest creature alive, I called him 'Kaido, King of the Beasts.' As an analogue I decided to go with Animal Kingdom for his crew, since it's implied that he rules over them, and they obviously have a wide variety of animal-powers in the Gifters."
- The crew seems to have a playing card theme, with the All-Stars being named after playing card ranks, and the Headliners (save those from the Worst Generation) being named after card games, as well as Scotch. They share this theme with one of their former allies, the Donquixote Pirates.
- The crew's card motif bears resemblance to (and was possibly inspired by) KING, a gang from Fist of the North Star.
- In addition, Queen bears a resemblance to Heart, a minor antagonist and member of KING.
- In keeping with the crew’s association with Wano Country, a country inspired by Feudal Japan, many senior positions within the crew take their names from traditional Japanese performing arts or types of theatre.
- All-Stars take their name from the word Ōkanban (大看板? lit. "large signboard"), which has come to denote a first-rate influential performer or leading star of theatre/film, due to the custom of writing such a person’s name larger than those of other performers on billboards and other signage.
- Headliner is derived from Shin'uchi (真打? lit. “true hit”), a term used to describe a person of the highest ability or popularity in Rakugo, a traditional Japanese solo performing art.
- The strongest of the Headliners, the Flying Six, are named after a form of dramatic exit in Kabuki called Roppō (六方? lit. "six directions") that involves exaggerated movements of the performer’s hands and feet towards north, west, south and east, as well as up and down. Tobi roppō (飛び六方? lit. "flying six directions") is a particularly famous variation from the play "Kanjinchō" performed by one of the lead characters, the warrior Benkei.
- The Beasts Pirates currently have the highest number of known Devil Fruit users of any pirate crew currently due to many of their members having eaten SMILEs.
- The crew's powers are known to consist of all Zoan variants (Ancient, Mythical, and Artificial), with the exception of the common Zoan.