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Buggy is very vain and egotistical and seeks to be glorified and feared by others. When he was nine years old, he complained that the Whitebeard Pirates were receiving more attention in the newspaper than his crew, the Roger Pirates.[13] He does not spend much of his time improving his own abilities to become a powerful fighter, but rather focuses mainly on recruiting powerful subordinates who do the hard work while simultaneously being subjected to him.[14][15] If presented with an opportunity to make himself look good and recruit powerful followers, Buggy will take it. Whenever someone strokes his ego, even if it is due to an inaccurate impression of him, Buggy will revel in it and start getting delusions of grandeur; when the Impel Down escapees praised him for being on Roger's crew, Buggy started considering that their support could help him take down Whitebeard or even become the Pirate King.[16]

Buggy pretends to look big and imposing underneath a cloak.

Buggy is a showman, and his actions are frequently designed to bring attention to himself. He injects the word "flashy" (派手に hade ni?), into almost every sentence he speaks ("Flashily die! You flashy bastard!"), and frequently uses it to describe his actions, such as giving Monkey D. Luffy a "flashy execution" in Loguetown. In that attempted execution, he made his entrance by blowing up a fountain, and allowed his crew to run wild while he executed Luffy atop the platform where Gol D. Roger was famously killed.[17] During the Summit War of Marineford, he had his followers broadcast his exploits to the outside world with a stolen Den Den Mushi,[18] and after becoming a Warlord of the Sea during the timeskip, he uses his Devil Fruit abilities in conjunction with a large robe to make himself look much bigger than he actually is.[2]

In addition to wanting followers, Buggy loves to find treasure and spends most of his time following maps leading to great riches; when he was on the Roger Pirates, he stated that the most important thing to a pirate is the physical treasure they find. Buggy is extremely possessive over the treasure he takes and will kill anyone who attempts to steal from him. When Shanks accidentally caused him to lose a treasure map during their apprentice days, Buggy developed a grudge against him that has lasted for three decades.[14] When the Roger Pirates went to Skypiea, Buggy was very attracted to the Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell and was disappointed when Roger decided not to take it.[19] Buggy was even willing to guide Luffy through Impel Down in exchange for an armband pointing to Captain John's treasure, though did not intend to fully honor the deal especially after Luffy gave him the armband in advance.[20] When asked by Shanks on Marineford to return Luffy's straw hat, Buggy immediately did so upon being promised a treasure map in return, and was extremely angry when he found out Shanks was lying.[21]

Buggy is extremely prideful; when he failed to kill Luffy, Zoro, and Nami for stealing from him and defying him, he said that it would bring great shame upon him and his crew to let them go free.[22] After Luffy defeated him, Buggy made it his mission to hunt down and kill him for simply angering him.[23] He is prone to underestimating opponents that he knows nothing about, as he initially mistook Luffy for a common thief and believed that Luffy was much weaker than him until being defeated by him;[24] he initially paid much more attention to Zoro due to having heard of the swordsman before.[25] In Impel Down, Buggy's lack of knowledge about vice warden Hannyabal caused him to assume that he and Galdino had a chance of beating him, causing them to attack him and get easily beaten.[26] Buggy also angrily confronted Portgas D. Ace as an enemy until finding out who he was.[27] When the Roger Pirates battled the Whitebeard Pirates for four days, Marco noted that Buggy and Shanks both had impressively stoic attitudes for young pirate apprentices.[19]

Buggy punches one of his crew members for misinterpreting something Buggy said himself.

Buggy is extremely sensitive about his big red nose and will immediately execute anyone who points it out, usually by blowing them up with a Buggy Ball.[28] He frequently tends to mishear people as talking about his nose when in reality they are talking about something completely different,[29] and sometimes he even mistakes his own speech as referring to his nose and gets angry at people around him for it.[30]

Despite his prideful and vain attitude, Buggy is aware of the many dangers of the Grand Line and typically does not commit rash actions that would put him in trouble, to the point of acting cowardly. When the Roger Pirates came into conflict with the Golden Lion Pirates and their massive fleet, a 12-year-old Buggy worriedly pleaded for Roger to comply with Golden Lion captain Shiki's request.[31] When Ace fell asleep on his ship, Buggy ordered his crew not to kill him as he knew that doing so would unleash Whitebeard's wrath on them.[27] When teaming up with Luffy, who wanted to go to the lowest level of Impel Down to save Ace, Buggy wished to stay on the highest level possible and avoid the prison's powerful guards.[20] When escaping from Impel Down, Buggy went along with Jinbe, Crocodile, and Daz Bonez to commandeer a Marine ship in order to stay away from the warden Magellan.[32] When he witnessed Whitebeard die after battling the Marine admirals and Blackbeard Pirates, Buggy immediately became afraid and flew away from the battleground, not caring if his followers saw him as cowardly.[33] However, Buggy may commit rash actions if compelled by his emotions; when Dracule Mihawk sliced him into many pieces during the Summit War of Marineford, Buggy got angry at him and shot a Muggy Ball at him without thinking, causing Mihawk to deflect it back at him.[34]

Buggy can often be cruel and selfish, even toward his comrades. While operating in the East Blue, he regularly raided and pillaged defenseless towns before destroying them as he pleased, and would kill anyone who opposed him without hesitation.[35] If one of his subordinates fails to accomplish a task, Buggy will become very angry at them and may abuse them. When a Buggy Ball was flying toward him and his crew, Buggy used two of his crewmates as shields without any remorse.[36] After losing his Warlord position and being confronted by a Marine fleet, Buggy plotted to escape in secret while the rest of his forces fought the Marines.[37] When teaming up with Luffy in Impel Down, Buggy frequently looked for ways to split away from him and pursue his own goal of escaping, even if it meant going back on his word or leaving Luffy in a perilous situation. When Luffy gave him Captain John's armband in advance, and let him go off even before they had agreed to, Buggy was baffled by his kindness.[20][38] While with the Roger Pirates, he kept a treasure map from them without telling anyone and pretended to eat the Devil Fruit the crew had in order to sell the real one, valuing gaining wealth for himself over contributing to the crew.[14] Buggy is willing to do whatever it takes to win and aid his comrades in battle, as shown when he attempted to restrain Zoro to allow Cabaji to strike him.[24]

Buggy appears to love eating and drinking, as he frequently engages in parties and banquets with his crew.[39][27][2] When he was in Level 4 of Impel Down, he wanted to go with Luffy to break into the kitchen, and Galdino was forced to to stop him from heading into an obvious ambush.[40]


Buggy Pirates

Before his loss to Luffy, he was willing to use his own crew as human shields. Afterwards, he shows a lot more concern about their well-being. Through a series of adventures, Buggy manages to recruit a transformed Alvida to his cause, regroups with his crew, and recombines with the rest of his body.

They follow the Straw Hats to Loguetown, where Buggy manages to trap Luffy onto the execution platform, but before he can cut off his head, a bolt of lightning strikes his swords, destroying the platform and letting Luffy escape. After this event, the Buggy Pirates follow the Straw Hats into the Grand Line, but they are taking a different path than them.

Buggy and the Impel Down escapees as his newly-recruited crew.

When Buggy, was sent flying by Luffy, the crew was depressed and his crewmates even built a tomb for him. However, when Buggy was captured and sent to Impel Down, they gave up searching for him, because they were afraid for their lives. But after the war, they lied to Buggy saying that they never ceased looking for him.

After Buggy's escapade from Impel Down, many fellow escapees from the prison have heard of his past as a member of Gol D. Roger's crew but miss out that he is a mere apprentice, and potentially the weakest member on board. Consequently, they come to admire him as a powerful pirate. During the course of the Battle of Marineford, Buggy repeatedly shows his cowardice, but the escapees keep mistaking it as courage and bravado, furthering their admiration. They were further amazed to watch his interaction with Shanks, vowing to follow him wherever.

Buggy and Mr. 3 teamed up in Impel Down in order to escape the Great Prison, and sharing a hatred for Luffy, quickly became friends. However, they usually found that their attempts to escape without the assistance of Luffy and his allies proved fruitless, and it was only through Luffy's help that they managed to break free. During their time side by side in Impel Down, Galdino acted as the more cautious of the two, frequently warning Buggy about the dangers that the two of them have triggered throughout the course of their escape from the prison; in the anime he has, on more than one occasion, had to do things himself to ensure Buggy's safety as well as his own, using his wax to supply themselves with convenient implements to fend for their lives with. After Buggy gains his blindly loyal followers, Mr. 3 remains the only one who can see through Buggy's facade.

Buggy reunites with his crewmates.

By the end of the war, when Buggy reunites with his old crew, the escapees join his crew, admiring First Mate Mohji and Second Mate Cabaji as well. In truth, these new recruits are more powerful than Buggy himself and they all had high bounties in their past. Their combined strength is far more then Buggy's old crew; however, their utter loyalty to Buggy means they are no threat. According to Mr. 3, who also joins the crew and is the only one who sees through the facade, their ears are so full of hope that they are half-deaf.

Upon the end of the Seven Warlords, Buggy made another act of bravery in front of his crew by challenging the Marines who came to arrest him, only to secretly plan to slip away while his subordinates hold back the pursuers.[37]


Buggy and Galdino team up to escape Impel Down.

Buggy and Galdino teamed up in Impel Down in order to make their escape. Harboring a common hatred towards Luffy, they quickly made friends with each other and spent most of their time in Prison together, trying to find a way out. While Galdino was the more cautious of the two, Buggy was the more spontaneous one. Surprisingly, he was also the more crafty of the two, quickly taking advantage of the situations they were in to pull out his heroics, much to Galdino's dismay. Galdino was shocked to hear of Buggy's past as a member of the Roger Pirates and his friendship with Shanks. He seems be the only one whose advice Buggy takes seriously, as well as the only one who sees through Buggy's brave facade. The two of them seem to have some basic level of concern for each other, with Galdino actually showing fear that Buggy had lost it when he declared he could beat the Marines. But that can be credited to Buggy being a vital aspect to Galdino's survival, since the Impel Down escapees only listened to Buggy. Galdino may on some level see that Buggy has a way of getting powerful people to aid him such as Luffy and Alvida and may see Buggy as a path to his former status. Buggy's ability to gather powerful allies is not something Galdino is blind to and he may think that Buggy is very useful in his own way.

After the Summit War of Marineford, Galdino stayed with Buggy and joined his crew along with the other escaped Impel Down inmates.

Roger Pirates

Buggy begging Roger not to face Shiki's fleet.

Buggy was an apprentice of the crew since childhood and was loyal to them.

Of the Roger Pirates, most relationships between Buggy and the other crewmates remain unknown. Though he was often punished by Silvers Rayleigh, he still has much respect for the former first mate of the crew even wanting to see him again after Luffy mentioned him.[41] Buggy, just like Shanks, must have had a good relationship with Roger or at the very least showed admiration for him, as Buggy was seen crying at his execution.

He initially held Kozuki Oden in a poor view, as the latter’s rise took attention from his crew.[13] However, after Oden joined the crew did Buggy hold him in high regard. He wanted to help with Oden’s wish to open Wano Country to the world despite the annoyance of being referred as the second son.[42]



Buggy befriends Gaimon.

He is good friends with Gaimon despite battling him when he first crashed onto the island. Ironically, neither of them knows the other's relationship with Luffy.[43]

Portgas D. Ace

Ace convinces Buggy to join his crew's party.

He was also good friends with Portgas D. Ace. During his pursuit of Blackbeard, Ace happened across the Big Top while Buggy and his crew were partying. Attracted by the "very strong and sweet scent" of food, Ace boarded the ship unnoticed and proceeded to help himself - Buggy did not notice his presence until, upon hearing Buggy and Alvida say that they were in pursuit of Luffy but had no clue where he was, Ace offered to give them some helpful information. Ace, however, fell asleep moments later. Though Buggy's crew wanted to capture him, Buggy forbade it, knowing that Whitebeard would not hesitate to take revenge. After Ace woke up, the entire crew apparently immensely enjoyed the rest of his momentary stay (though it seems Buggy continued the party mostly out of fear).[44] At the time, Buggy was unaware that Ace was Luffy's brother or that Ace was his old captain's son.

When the Buggy and Alvida Alliance approached Impel Down with the intention of rescuing Buggy, Cabaji exclaimed that their captain could be sentenced to execution just like their buddy Ace. Buggy himself seems to like Ace. After meeting Luffy on Level One, he mentions that Ace, unlike Luffy, happened to be a very swell guy - they were apparently drinking buddies for a while. Buggy also told Luffy that he was very upset when he heard the news of Ace's scheduled execution, but he did not want to risk his own life to save him. Like so many at the time, Buggy was shocked to see Ace fall to Admiral Akainu.


World Government

After Buggy broke out of Impel Down and recruited many prisoners, the World Government believed that Buggy's low bounty was due to him keeping a low profile on purpose, despite being a former member of the Pirate King's crew.

Buggy was thereby invited to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea via a letter that he received. Upon doing so, his status as a wanted criminal was retracted, and he became an ally of the World Government.[5] However, Buggy took advantage of his position as a Warlord to promote his new business, Buggy's Delivery, to profit off of wars and allow his crew to do whatever they want without fear of repercussions of their actions due to his position.

After the Seven Warlords system was abolished, Buggy returned to being the Government's enemy as Vice Admiral Stainless wasted no time trying to arrest him. This angered and frightened Buggy as he openly accused them for using underhanded tactics. He then had no choice but to evade them by using some his subordinates as scapegoats.[37]



Buggy and Shanks arguing when they were pirate apprentices on the Roger Pirates.

Buggy and Shanks served in the Roger Pirates since their childhood and they constantly argued with each other.

During their days as pirate apprentices in the Roger Pirates, Buggy and Shanks would argue over just about anything. The Marines themselves describe their relationship as a 'brotherly bond'[45] and Whitebeard himself had noted the pair were always together. Kozuki Oden even wondered whether Buggy and Shanks saw each other as friends or enemies.[46]

In their youth, Buggy accused Shanks of being too soft to make it out as a pirate, making it ironic that Shanks is currently a great well known pirate while Buggy's crew is weak in comparison. In spite of acknowledging Shanks saving him from nearly drowning, Buggy does not hesitate to discredit him now after they went their separate ways, due to him still angry that Shanks cost him great wealth.[47] Nevertheless, Shanks also tended to Buggy after he fell ill while the rest of the crew went to Laugh Tale.[48]

After over twenty years apart, Buggy argues with Shanks at Marineford.

When the two met for the first time after more than twenty years, Shanks was able to trick Buggy into giving Luffy the Straw Hat back. Buggy then had a go at Shanks for it afterwards while Shanks himself was calm despite Buggy's reaction, indicating that despite their differences, the pair's relationship is still on similar grounds as in the past.[49]

Straw Hat Pirates

Buggy tries to execute Luffy to get revenge on him.

Back when Buggy and his crew were terrorizing Orange Town, Luffy, Zoro, and Nami decided to form a temporary alliance in order to best Buggy and his henchmen, and after a moderately difficult battle, they achieved it. After following Luffy to Loguetown, Buggy was determined to get revenge on the Straw Hat captain and was annoyed that the latter forgot about him until recalling his name. Buggy nearly executed Luffy on the site of the Pirate King's scaffold but was struck by lightning before he could do it. After leaving Loguetown, Buggy decided to pursue Luffy on the Grand Line to continue seeking his vengeance on the Straw Hats.

While he hated Luffy, he has proven that, though willing to exploit Luffy's naïve ways, he will work with him to his own goals if he is to benefit from it. Interestingly, Buggy's current relationship with Luffy is similar to his past relationship with Shanks: in a slightly friendly antagonistic way. He considers Luffy to be the worst troublemaker in the world, but was immensely shocked when discovering that Dragon, the Revolutionary, is Luffy's father.[50]

Buggy and Luffy arguing on the way to Marineford.

Luffy came across Buggy attempting to break free from Impel Down in Level 1 of the Great Prison. The ever-opportunistic Buggy attempted to use Luffy as his means to escape, but was only dragged down into the deeper levels during Luffy's attempt to rescue Portgas D. Ace. After Luffy was defeated by Magellan, Buggy and his new ally Mr. 3 ascended Impel Down back to Level 1, and, only with the help of Luffy and his band of escapees, managed to escape the Great Prison. After arriving in Marineford, Buggy and his new crew, for the most part, neither assisted nor harmed Luffy nor his allies in the Summit War of Marineford; however, he was unwillingly used as a shield by Luffy against Dracule Mihawk. Unwillingly, Buggy also played a major role in saving Luffy's life when Crocodile threw Luffy and Jinbe in the air to get them away from Akainu, Buggy accidentally caught them and carried them away before throwing them to Trafalgar D. Water Law for treatment. Upon the battle's end, Buggy returned Luffy's straw hat and fled the battle with his new crew and Mr. 3.

However during the Zou Arc, Buggy retains his dislike for Luffy. He is also shown to be displeased to learn that Hajrudin and the New Giant Warrior Pirates had left Buggy's Delivery to join the Straw Hat Grand Fleet. However despite this, Buggy benefited from the Straw Hat Crew's defeat of Doflamingo as it has increased business for his pirate dispatch company.


  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 9 (p. 3-7) and Episode 4, Buggy makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 10-11) and Episode 752, Buggy's Delivery is introduced.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 8 (p. 7-13) and Episode 4, Buggy is first mentioned by the Tightrope Walking Funan Bros.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 54, cover story: Buggy's Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 14 and Episode 56, The Buggy and Alvida Alliance is formed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 (p. 13) and Episode 629, It is revealed that Buggy has become a Warlord.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 9-10) and Episode 316, Whitebeard mentions that Buggy was an apprentice in the Roger Pirates.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 525 (p. 5) and Episode 422, It is revealed that Buggy is in Impel Down.
  8. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 (p. 60).
  9. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 60 (p. 126).
  10. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 79, Birthday calendar.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0046), Information about Buggy is revealed.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 6) and Episode 45, Buggy's bounty is revealed.
  13. 13.0 13.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 964 (p. 17).
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 and Episode 7.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 541 and Episode 444.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 549 and Episode 452.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 98 and Episode 52.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 562 and Episode 471.
  19. 19.0 19.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 966.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 527 and Episode 424.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 12 and Episode 6.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 99 and Episode 52.
  24. 24.0 24.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 17 and Episode 7.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 14 and Episode 6.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapters 534535 and Episodes 435436.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 and Episode 145.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 15 and Episodes 67.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 9 and Episode 5.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 12 Chapter 100 (p. 3) and Episode 53.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 and Episode 0.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 546 and Episode 449.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 577 and Episode 486.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 561 and Episode 470.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 9 (p. 8-9) and Episode 5.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 15 and Episode 7.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 956 (p. 14-15) and Episode 957, Buggy is surrounded by Vice Admiral Stainless' fleet.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 530 and Episode 431.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 10 and Episode 5.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 and Episode 434.
  41. One Piece Manga — Vol. 56 Chapter 549, Buggy talks about Rayleigh.
  42. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 958, Buggy shows his appreciation for Oden.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 47, cover story: Buggy's Crew Adventure Chronicles Vol. 9 and Episode 46, Buggy befriends Gaimon.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 and Episode 145, Buggy meets Ace.
  45. One Piece Manga — Vol. 56 Chapter 549, Shanks and Buggy's relationship in question.
  46. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 967 (p. 16).
  47. One Piece Manga — Vol. 3 Chapter 19.
  48. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 967.
  49. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489.
  50. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 558 (p. 15) and Episode 467, Buggy is shocked to hear that Luffy's father is Dragon.

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