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For the character from the fourth movie, see Bobby (Non-Canon).

Bobby Funk[6] is an assassin from the Mogaro Kingdom and Kelly Funk's younger brother. He joined as a gladiator at the Corrida Colosseum to compete for the Mera Mera no Mi.[1]

Appearance

Bobby Funk is a large, muscular man, who looms over his older brother Kelly. He has dark hair in two tails slung over his left shoulder. His long dark beard is also kept in two tails. He has a swirling lightning tattoo down his neck and right shoulder. He wears and a broad-rimmed fedora, a dred tie, and a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up.[1]

Gallery

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A full body view of Bobby in the anime.
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Bobby wearing Kelly.
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Kelly and Bobby combo after the Colosseum.
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Bobby turned into a toy in the anime.

Personality

Bobby Funk appears to have a sense of honor and pride as he was seen scolding Dagama for scheming with and bribing the other competitors, although Dagama implied that they might have also bribed their way into the same block as well. He has also shown love for his country.[1]

Bobby maintains a level head in combat, but does not appear to fight and when confronted by a warrior turned his back and pleaded, stating he has never fought in his life. His main interest appears to be restraining his older brother, although he has an absent-minded habit of restraining the person Kelly is fighting instead.[3]

Abilities and Powers

He is a skilled assassin, so it can be assumed that he has some skill in fighting and assassination.[1] He is allegedly strong enough to take down pirates worth over Beli.png100 million.[3] According to his brother Kelly, Bobby was blessed with an extremely strong body from birth (strong enough that being struck by a Busoshoku Haki-infused axe not only did not hurt him, but also broke the axe), but his weak will and lack of fighting spirit prevents him from using it effectively. Thus, he usually wears his brother Kelly, allowing his bloodthirsty brother to make better use of his body.[3]

History

Past

Bobby was a well-known assassin of the Mogaro Kingdom.[1] He and his brother Kelly became infamous in the Underworld by defeating pirates worth over Beli.png100,000,000.[3]

Dressrosa Saga

Dressrosa Arc

Bobby and Kelly came to the Corrida Colosseum to compete for the Mera Mera no Mi, in order to help their country.[1] They were placed in Block C.[7]

After Lucy defeated Spartan, Bobby and Kelly were arguing with Dagama. Kelly demanded that the Prodence Kingdom tactician stop conspiring with the strong competitors in his block, with Bobby commenting that a fight is a personal thing. In full agreement with his brother, Kelly commented on how Dagama was using conspiracy and bribery to get his way. However, the tactician was not phased with the brothers' threats, and stated that they must have been sent from their own country in order to get the Devil Fruit for "war and diplomatic relations", before pointing out the other big name competitors fighting for the same prize. When Dagama accused the two brothers of scheming just as much as everyone else present, and asked them if they used bribes in order to get into the same block as each other, Bobby simply commented that it was a coincidence.[1]

As Block C began, Bobby and his brother prepared to fight.[8] Later, Kelly mercilessly beat a fighter who was already unconscious. Alarmed, Bobby pleaded for his brother to stop, but ended up accidentally grabbing his brother's opponent instead of him. After realizing his mistake, Bobby finally restrained his violent brother, who told him that the guy he had been pounding had called him a midget. When Kelly asked if he truly was a midget, Bobby assured him he was not, but his message seemed lost on Kelly, who once again started beating the unfortunate fighter. Not surprisingly, Bobby again grabbed the wrong person in a second attempt to restrain his brother. His anger finally sated, Kelly finished his brutal beat down by threatening to gouge the man's eyes out. He then angrily told his brother to stop blocking him, with Bobby meekly informing his brother that this was a match.

Bobby and his brother defeat Boo.

Moments later, Boo came up on them, curious to see how a boxer with no formal training would fair against him. He immediately sent Kelly flying with a quick jab to the chin. Alarmed, Bobby cried out in concern for his brother. Boo then turned his sights on him, and told him to prepare himself. Bobby, panicking in the face of this new threat, claimed he had never been in a fight, and then cowered over his brother, exposing his back to Boo, who immediately took the opportunity to swing one of his axes down on him. Much to Boo's surprise, however, his axe snapped over Bobby's back. This seemingly impossible feat was made even more surprising by the fact that Boo had imbued Busoshoku Haki into that last attack, leading the man to question how strong Bobby's body was. As Bobby fretted over his brother, Kelly angrily muttered how Boo had called him a midget and told Bobby to "put it on".[3] Thanks to Kelly's Jake Jake no Mi, his body unzipped and deflated like a jacket so that Bobby could then don him and Kelly could borrow Bobby's body and strength.[9] Kelly then hit Boo with a barrage of punches that knocked him unconscious. Unsatisfied with this, Kelly continued to pummel the kenpo user into the ground, threatening to bite his throat out.[3]

The Funk Brothers are defeated by Sai.

Kelly, in Bobby's body, then proceeded to rampage through several more fighters with his Rarara Rambo, before being confronted by Sai. Despite the size and strength he had gained from Bobby, Kelly was defeated when Sai demonstrated his own speed and strength by climbing into the air atop Kelly's flying fists and delivering a Hasshoken-infused kick to his head, knocking the brothers out instantly.[9]

Sometime after Block C, Bobby and Kelly Funk were transformed into toys and forced to work in the underground trade port. When Sugar passed out, they returned to their human forms, and Bobby held someone for Kelly to pummel.[10] The former toys hailed Usopp as their savior.[11]

While Kelly fused with Bobby, they appeared at the first level of the new King's Plateau seemingly to aid Luffy and his allies.[12] The Funk Brothers, however, lied about the tunnel, which lead to a dead end. Donquixote Doflamingo appeared at the entrance, incapacitated the Funk Brothers, and entered.[13]

Major Battles

Trivia

  • Bobby's and Kelly's names, their relationship as being brothers, and the fact that they are participating in an arena may have been influenced by the famous wrestling brothers Terry Funk and Dory Funk, Jr.
  • Bobby is one of the very few characters whose family name comes after the given name.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 704 and Episode 633, the Funk Brothers make their debut.
  2. One Piece Anime — Episode 632, a number of participants of the battle royale cameo as silhouettes during Gatz' announcement.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 715 and Episode 645, the Funk Brothers' birthplace is given when they are profiled.
  4. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 90, https://one-piece.com/special/sbs/detail/9.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0842), Information about Bobby is revealed.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 636, Bobby's name is romanized.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 639, the Funk Brothers are revealed to have been placed in Block C for the battle royale.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 712 and Episodes 641642, Block C begins.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 716 and Episode 646.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 743 (p. 9) and Episode 677.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 744 (p. 10) and Episode 678.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 751 (p. 13-17) and Episode 688, The Funk brothers trap Luffy and Law.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 752 (p. 7) and Episode 688.

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