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Capone "Gang" Bege is a mafia don-turned-pirate and the captain of the Fire Tank Pirates. He is also one of twelve pirates who are referred to as the "Worst Generation". He and his crew came from West Blue, where Bege was one of the heads of the Five Families of the West. During the timeskip, he became a subordinate of Charlotte Linlin and married Charlotte Chiffon. The two have a son named Capone Pez. While working under the Big Mom Pirates, he held a position of a rook-ranked combatant.
Due to his allegiance and actions, he is the secondary antagonist of the Zou Arc. Later, Bege formed a temporary alliance with the Straw Hat Pirates in order to kill Big Mom during the Whole Cake Island Arc. After his plan failed, Bege effectively became an enemy of the Yonko and her crew.
He is also one of the central characters in "Gang" Bege's Oh My Family Cover Page Serial.
Bege is a short man with a stocky build whose appearance is somewhat similar to that of a Mafia boss. He sports an oiled-up and slicked-back hairstyle befitting that of a crime don. His facial features have a very stern look to them further accentuated by his rather sharp but hooking beak-like nose. He also has five o'clock stubble on his upper lip.
He wears a black-and-white pinstriped attire, complete with a green scarf around his neck, with the excess tucked inside the suit (making it look like a cravat). Like Crocodile, Bege wears very expensive golden rings with precious stones mounted on them, but because Bege has two hands, all his fingers (including the thumbs) have them. As for his personal effects, he has a pirate captain's coat with red and gold trimming and a fedora hat, both of which he only seems to wear for traveling purposes. He is often seen smoking a cigar, except when eating.
In an SBS Volume 64, Oda drew the Supernovas as children. Bege is shown as a kid with a curlier hair and a shorter and rounder head. He wore a shirt and tie. He was also depicted as playing with guns, knives, and a fortress made of blocks, referencing his Devil Fruit abilities.
After the timeskip, he has a thick goatee and a darker hat. During the Zou Arc, he sported a pair of sunglasses resembling those worn by Pekoms. During the Whole Cake Island Arc, Bege wore a rose on the left breast of his suit.
Despite being a notorious pirate, Bege is a refined gentleman of great sophistication. He dresses himself in fine suits and enjoys fine dining while on board his ship at sea. He is strongly appalled by things like bad table manners and rudeness, usually maintaining a reserved and calm demeanor. Due to his deep sophistication, Bege is very particular about cleanliness and hygiene, refusing to have a meeting with anyone who doesn't present themself properly, forcing even his enemies to do so. When meeting Sanji for the first time, he offered him food and drinks, in an apparent act of hospitality and politeness.
However, Bege can be very impatient and ill-tempered, being not at all above injuring others, even his own crew, should they provoke his ire even in the slightest. For so long as he is not agitated, Bege appears to be a pirate who prefers to avoid making a scene whenever as possible in order to not confront enemies that he might view as troublesome, such as Admiral Kizaru, Sanji, Brook, and the Mink Tribe. An example of this is when he was perfectly willing to meet Monkey D. Luffy, but had no qualms with using violence against the latter if he became angered.
Though he may not always be inclined to fight, Bege is a fearless man who will not hesitate to fight someone should it prove beneficial or necessary, regardless of how strong they are. His Devil Fruit plays a large role in that. When he does engage in battle, he tends to just walk into danger on his own, since he can easily summon numerous subordinates at any time and place to fight on his behalf. It also seems to be for this reason that he appears to view his crew as somewhat expendable, made apparent by the fact he did not seem bothered about smoking them out despite their protests.
Bege is extremely sadistic, bloodthirsty and is known for decapitating even animals simply to entertain himself.. He does not crave power himself, but rather aims to destabilize the factions in power and watch the resulting struggle for power for his own entertainment. Everywhere he goes, he takes out the leaders of the groups opposing him in order to achieve this, only caring for his opponents' treasure and the bloodshed he will see from them later. His enjoyment of chaos does not exclude that which is caused by someone other than himself. Bege hysterically laughed upon the collapse of the Whole Cake Chateau and the potential fall of the Big Mom Pirates, showcasing how much he's amused by the demise of the mighty and powerful.
Despite his bloodthirsty nature, Bege does have some degree of mercy and self-control. According to Jinbe, while he slaughtered leaders of powerful organizations, he left their subordinates, such as mafia members of the other Four of the Five Great Families or pirate crewmates of infamous pirate captains, alone and only viciously retaliated when they attempted revenge. Despite his initial enmity towards Luffy for the trouble he caused at Sabaody Archipelago as well as Luffy attempting to punch him for trying to kill Pekoms, Bege readily forgave Luffy after forming their alliance.
Bege can be very cunning and pragmatic, not being above taking hostages, bluffing, or shooting people in the back in order to accomplish his goals. Highly opportunistic, Bege is always on the lookout for a potential weakness or opening from the enemy, having no qualms in exploiting it to the maximum. His plan to assassinate Big Mom involved destroying a photo of Mother Carmel, a precious figure of her past, having observed and correctly deducted that she lost her usual incredible toughness while suffering from a mental breakdown caused by the photo being slightly damaged. Later, after he seemingly accepted Oven's demands to surrender for Chiffon's safety, he took a shot at Oven while the latter's guard was down. He also withheld information that his ship can travel on land with tank trends, enabling him to surprise the Big Mom Pirates while retrieving Chiffon and escape Cacao Island. While those moments may indicate that Bege is highly untrustworthy, he is noted by his wife, Chiffon, to always honor his deals and promises, regardless of the outcome of his schemes. In addition, Sanji has proved that it's possible for Bege to leave his pragmatism to the side if he ends up convinced that the alternative can be just as successful, even if it sounds ridiculous in theory.
Bege has occasionally shown a prideful side, bragging to the Straw Hats that he is also part of the Worst Generation, just like Luffy. Also, in contrast to his disinterest in fame, Bege holds his strategic plans in high regard and has the utmost faith in his tactical wit. His proposals tend to be quite meticulous, making sure that every variable is accounted. Despite this, he never really boasts about the ingenuity or success rate of his plans, but he was still displeased upon reading an article that portrayed Luffy as the mastermind behind Big Mom's failed assassination plot.
After becoming a father and husband, Bege seems to have lessened his cruel and ruthless behavior to some extent. He is not above acting foolish in front of others to entertain his son and shows love towards his wife in various situations. Bege may also show appreciation towards his subordinates or outsiders that he has no hostile relationships with as long as they demonstrate enough competency. However, Bege doesn't like to be thought as a good person, finding disgust at the idea of people feeling gratefulness towards him.
Bege outwardly considers empathy towards others to be weakness and cowardliness, unbefitting of pirates. This is most evident when he shot Pekoms in the back after the latter was willing to show mercy to the Straw Hat Pirates as thanks for saving his people. In contrast, he has shown to deeply care for his family and crew, risking his own life against Big Mom if it meant protecting the few people that are close to him and refusing to abandon them.
Bege married Charlotte Chiffon to seal his alliance with Big Mom. The two are happily married, and Chiffon cares about Bege as she prevented Gotti from harming Sanji in order to protect Bege from her mother's wrath. Chiffon supported Bege's plan to assassinate her mother, declaring that Bege and Pez are the only family she'll ever need. When Bege (while in his Big Father form) came under attack by a furious Big Mom, Chiffon worried greatly for her husband's well-being and quickly came to his defense by pleading for her mother to spare Bege, though this proved to be a useless gesture. As Big Mom was attacking him, Bege showed that he deeply cares about Chiffon as he called her his beloved wife whom he refuses to allow to die. When Chiffon agreed to go with Pudding in order to save the Straw Hats from the rampaging Big Mom, Bege showed objection to Chiffon's decision, worried for her safety. After Bege and his crew escaped Whole Cake Island, he ordered his crew to head toward Cacao Island to get his wife. When Oven was holding Chiffon hostage, Bege went to rescue her without a second thought and refused to abandon her when Chiffon told him to do so. Upon their reunion, Bege and Chiffon happily embraced each other.
Bege is willing to obey Chiffon's request to deliver the substitute wedding cake to Funwari Island despite the danger of being chased by Big Mom. When Chiffon said that she wanted to find her sister Lola, he stated that his wife's wishes are his as well.
Pez is Bege and Chiffon's only son, and Bege loves him very much, being willing to make silly faces to make him laugh. He hopes for Pez to grow into a great leader like himself and hold up their family name. Bege is also very open in showing his love for his son as when Pez woke up crying during Bege's explanation of his assassination plans for Big Mom, Bege apologized to his son in a very silly and affectionate manner in front of the Straw Hats, to the point of even playfully mispronouncing his speech. Due to his fatherly love for Pez, Bege was silently angered and irritated when Caesar threatened to kill Pez if Bege goes back on his promise in setting the scientist free after assassinating Big Mom. While facing the threat of the Big Mom Pirates after his assassination attempt on Big Mom failed, Bege showed his resolve to protect his family, including his son.
Fire Tank Pirates
All the members of the Fire Tank Pirates were originally gangsters of an enormous mafia led by Bege as one of the Five Families of the West. After Bege set sail for the seas as a pirate, they followed him as his crew mates, showing strong loyalty to their leader. Bege's men generally address him as "Father" similarly to the way that Mafia members address their high ranking leader as "Godfather". However, despite their loyalty, Bege sees his crew mates as somewhat expendable, as he stabbed one with a fork for telling him "No", and continued to smoke heavily despite his subordinates being inside him. While he can be ruthless to his own men for disobedience, Bege does hold strong appreciation and gratitude towards his subordinates. When some of his crew mates went into disguise to block off communication and exits in preparation for his plans to assassinate Big Mom, Bege thanked them and praised them for the good job they have done.
While Big Mom was attacking him in his Big Father form, Bege declared his absolute refusal to allow his precious crew to die as they broke out in tears, being touched by his words.
Although they only just met in a restaurant in Sabaody Archipelago, the two super rookies had a poor relationship, as Bege saw Bonney's poor table manners to be spoiling the food he was eating. He even asked one of his men to deal with her and then stabbed his subordinate when he refused to cause a scene.
Despite being allies, Bege had no problem in shooting Pekoms in the back for being willing to fail his mission due to his own personal feelings, something that Bege thought as pathetic coming from an infamous pirate such as Pekoms. Bege also did not hesitate to leave Pekoms behind after being confronted by Nekomamushi. After Pekoms returned to Totto Land, Bege abducted him and offered him to join the Fire Tank Pirates in their plot to assassinate Big Mom. Pekoms strongly refused and mocked Bege for his foolish intentions. To silence him, Bege ruthlessly shot Pekoms off a cliff into shark-infested waters.
West Blue Underworld
Bege has countless enemies among the criminal underworld in the West Blue, thanks to his habit of murdering the leaders of rival mafias and other criminal organizations in order to enjoy the bloody power struggles that followed. When these enemies tried attacking Bege in revenge, Bege would mock their attempts by amusingly laughing out loud while attacking them with his fortress.
Big Mom Pirates
After becoming a subordinate of Big Mom, Bege carried out her orders to the letter and would eliminate anyone, even a fellow member of the Big Mom Pirates, who prevent the orders from being executed to the fullest. Bege married the twenty-second daughter of the family and produced a son, making him a member of the Charlotte Family. However, his loyalties to Big Mom is in reality a ruse as Bege joined the Big Mom Pirates simply to find a chance to assassinate the Yonko herself. Brûlée was furious at Bege's plan especially when he voiced intentions to use her abilities in their plot while thinking of a way to inform Big Mom. At the ceremony, he took note of Katakuri's power and reputation before labeling him as one of the main threats to his plan.
Due to needing time for his plan to be a success, Bege passed off pinning down Luffy as a way to maintain his cover. However, after he witnessed Katakuri becoming pale from seeing a terrible future, Bege refused to comply with his order to kill Luffy and revealed his true nature. Bege aided Luffy in showing Big Mom the destroyed portrait of Carmel and tried to keep Katakuri at bay as the latter and several members of the Big Mom Pirates realized his treachery. After Luffy showed Big Mom the portrait and she screamed, Bege prepared to assassinate the weakened Big Mom alongside Vito and Gotti.
When his assassination attempt failed, the Big Mom Pirates were given earplugs by Katakuri and moved into surrounding Bege and his allies, forcing them to retreat into his giant fortress. While inside his castle, Bege tried to kill Big Mom while she was still weakened but Perospero and Katakuri foiled his efforts while preventing him from escaping. Surrounded with nowhere to run, Bege was soon attacked by Big Mom after she regained her senses and became enraged at his betrayal. While demanding that he show himself with his allies, Big Mom relentlessly damaged the castle and (by extension) Bege.
While Bege attempted to flee with Caesar's help, the Big Mom Pirates continuously hindered their escape and successfully routed Bege and his allies before the Tamatebako caused the chateau to collapse. After Bege and his allies escaped the castle, the Big Mom Pirates immediately planned to pursue their enemies, including Bege and his crew. Bege for his part, was satisfied with the destruction of the chateau and the chance to humiliate the Big Mom Pirates despite the failure of his assassination plot.
After Charlotte Oven captured his wife and used her as a hostage to force Bege to surrender, Bege shot Oven in the face for harming her and expressed pride in the act even though his ship was surrounded.
Straw Hat Pirates
Bege despised Luffy and his crew for the trouble they caused him on the Sabaody Archipelago. During the Zou Arc, he took part in the mission to capture Caesar Clown and bring Sanji to Big Mom's Tea Party for him to be married. He ruthlessly executed his mission, despite Pekoms' differing opinions, and chained up the Straw Hats (minus Sanji, whom he had to treat with care) in his own body. Bege displayed his Devil Fruit superiority to the Straw Hats transforming the room into weapons and sank Nami in the floor to threaten Sanji into giving up any hope of escaping. When Sanji freed his crewmates, Bege was angered at this but was unable to go after them due to his mission of returning with Sanji and Nekomamushi's presence. Despite these past conflicts, Bege seems to be willing to ally with the Straw Hats in order to achieve their common goal of defeating Big Mom, if only because it was the most logical choice. However, he did promise to kill Luffy should the latter prove to be disagreeable in their negotiations.
When Luffy and Bege met, their negotiations were a bit rocky as Luffy immediately wanted to punch Bege for hurting Pekoms and Bege dared him to try as Gotti and other members of the Fire Tank Pirates tried to stop Luffy. However, the two found common ground once Jinbe pointed out they both had something to gain from defeating Big Mom. They reluctantly formed an alliance and began making plans to overthrow their shared enemy. Luffy even agreed to be the bait in Bege's plan of assassinating Big Mom as he found the plan to be interesting. On the day of the wedding, Bege was annoyed to find them sleeping when they were supposed to be preparing for the plan and even threatened to leave them behind if they slow him down.
Despite their multiple grievances with one another, and even in light of their assassination plan failing, the two still treated each other as allies. Bege refused to turn on Luffy despite receiving orders to do so and later provided a safe place for the Straw Hats inside of his Big Father form. Luffy in turn showed great concern for Bege as he endured Big Mom's onslaught, choosing to help back him up against Big Mom and defying orders not to engage the enemy.
After successfully escaping the Whole Cake Chateau, Bege parted with the Straw Hats on good terms. After risking his life luring Big Mom away from the Straw Hats with the wedding cake, Bege commented that he would not forgive the Straw Hats if they died. After both of their crews escaped Totto Land, Bege was annoyed that Luffy was named as the mastermind of his assassination plan.
Initially, Bege was antagonistic towards Sanji, forcing him to comply with Big Mom's invitation to the chef's arranged marriage to Charlotte Pudding. When meeting with the Straw Hats at his hideout to discuss forming an alliance, Bege mentioned that he contemplated on killing them only for Sanji to casually point out that Bege would ruin his chance to assassinate Big Mom if he did so. Thanks to Bege's assassination plot, Sanji was able to rescue his family from Big Mom's treachery. After he helped Sanji transport the substitute wedding cake out of Cacao Island, Bege stubbornly insisted on sabotaging the cake, which goes against Sanji's code as a chef. Bege was at first skeptical of Sanji's plan to use his special ingredient until the chef fed Bege the Simsim cream, causing him to relent. Bege has developed a strong respect for Sanji as he promised not to sabotage the wedding cake until Big Mom's cravings are satisfied.
Bege seems to respect Jinbe enough to agree to the meeting he proposed between Bege's crew and the Straw Hat Pirates regarding his plans to take down Big Mom. He also believes that Jinbe is not the type of man who would joke about serious issues and would act by his words about Luffy coming to the meeting. At the negotiations, it was Jinbe who broke up the brawl between the Straw Hat and Fire Tank Pirates by reminding them that they share a common enemy in Big Mom. When Katakuri questioned Luffy on how he knew of the significance of Carmel's portrait, Jinbe protected Bege by claiming to be the one who told Luffy about the portrait.
Due to Bege and the Big Mom Pirates being tasked with retrieving him, Caesar was very afraid to see him on Zou. Bege forced Caesar into surrendering with a false threat and the scientist was very scared at the thought of being turned over to Big Mom. On Whole Cake Island, Bege was given Caesar's heart, which he used to place the scientist under his control in order to use his power to assassinate Big Mom. Though Caesar was reluctant over continued service, he took up the offer after Bege promised to let him go free following the plan's success. However, Caesar threatened the life of Bege's son if he went back on the deal while Bege considered the scientist as a nuisance and disrespectfully referred to Caesar as an "idiot" to the latter's annoyance.
On the day of the plan, Bege made it clear to Caesar that there would be repercussions if he double-crosses him as Caesar vehemently stated he would not go back on his word since Bege had his heart. After the assassination attempt on Big Mom failed, Bege used Caesar as a means to escape, despite the latter's protests. After successfully escaping the Whole Cake Chateau, Bege gave Caesar his heart back and set him free.
Abilities and Powers
As captain of his crew and leader of one of the Five Families of the West, Bege has authority over all those under him. He also had great influence and power over the Underworld operations in the West Blue. As a rook combatant within the Big Mom Pirates, he was given the responsibility of being in charge of the Tea Party's security.
Bege has an excellent awareness of his surroundings. After taking Nami and Chopper hostage while bargaining with Sanji and Brook at Zou, he knew that Caesar was hiding nearby, while Sanji and Brook were completely unaware of the presence of the three.
In addition, Bege has a strong will since he did not lose consciousness when Big Mom released a wave of Haoshoku Haki upon focusing on the broken picture of Mother Carmel, an event which caused many of the people present to faint.
Bege is a masterful strategist who uses tactics and trickery, rather than direct physical force in battle. Contrary to his fellow pirates of the Worst Generation, who defeat their enemies with immense fighting power, Bege could defeat even infamous pirate captains of the Grand Line with his tactical genius alone. He is a deceptive master of bluffing, as he was able to easily coerce Caesar Clown, a highly crafty and manipulative expert liar in his own right, into surrendering himself with effective death threats. He's also very adept at planning and performing ambushes and surprise attacks, as well as assassinations. Even before he became a pirate; as a Mafia don, Bege could ruthlessly and effectively eliminate all his rival mafias from their leaders to their vengeful subordinates and hired assassins with tactical ingenuity. After becoming a pirate, his tactical skills and ruthlessness only helped further his pirate career and power his way through the dangerous seas of the Grand Line, to the point where he became infamously known for his success in planning and executing assassinations. In fact, he noted that his failure to assassinate Big Mom was the first plan that ever failed.
To match his tactical prowess, Bege is extremely observant, able to detect potential weaknesses in powerful enemies and make strategies to exploit said weaknesses. During the Mother Carmel photo incident, Bege was able to perceive how Big Mom's body completely lost its tremendous resilience after someone accidentally dropped the photo of Mother Carmel. Bege even managed to estimate the time gap between dropping the photo and when Big Mom's tantrum started. Bege has incredible understanding of psychological warfare, as he could tell that his assassination plans could still succeed by seeing Katakuri's fearful expression, which Bege correctly deduced that he foresaw a horrifying future.
Bege could also give code names to certain crucial objects such as ear plugs, which he referred to as the Invisible Symphonia System. This allows him to give commands to allies to use it without his plans being foreseen by enemies as shown when Bege immediately ordered the Straw Hat Pirates to put on ear plugs by calling it by the given code name while the surrounding Big Mom Pirates were utterly confused by his words. His main strategy is to use his Devil Fruit abilities to launch ambushes and surprise attacks, which allowed him to swiftly defeat an unsuspecting Pekoms.
Bege can think extremely quickly even in dire times of extreme danger, allowing him to come up with improvised maneuvers and tactics should those he executed initially fail to meet the expected result, as seen when he was quick to devise a getaway tactic to his crew, family, and allies after his "Big Father" form was cornered by the Big Mom Pirates. He has a cunning talent for being well prepared in times of unexpected dangers, having kept the Nostra Castello's function to travel on land with tank treads a secret from the Big Mom Pirates, which later allowed the Fire Tank Pirates to rescue Chiffon and escape from Oven without much difficulty.
Bege is physically fit. After his plan to assassinate Big Mom failed, he could run at great speed to get away from the Big Mom Pirates who were after them. He also has a strong tolerance to pain, as he could withstand having his body in his Big Father Form being smashed apart by Big Mom while calmly thinking up of a getaway tactic. Shortly after escaping the Whole Cake Chateau, Bege recovered enough to quickly flee despite some bleeding.
He has considerable strength for his stocky physique able to lift up and carry Chiffon a large woman in his arms without tiring.
Bege is an extraordinary master in marksmanship. With a Tommy gun, Bege could land multiple accurate shots on Katakuri, which caught him off-guard, which is an extremely notable feat as the latter is an extremely skilled master of Kenbunshoku Haki who could see slightly ahead into the future. Due to his Devil Fruit and the cannons and various firearms he houses in his body, Bege's marksmanship skills are further enhanced, giving him and his crew the option and ability to fire cannons and other artillery from within his own body from mid to close ranges in the form of ambushes, as shown from his encounter with the marines at Sabaody, as well as his attack on Pekoms in Zou. From an extremely far distance, Bege managed to fire a shot at Charlotte Oven with pinpoint precision from his ship at sea without hurting Chiffon.
- Further information: Shiro Shiro no Mi
Bege ate the Shiro Shiro no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit which allows him to create and maintain a dimensional fortress inside his body. He can house a massive force of subordinates within his body, as well as horses and cannons. He manifests these objects outside his body by first manifesting ports and drawbridges on his person through which his "troops" could come out.
His insides also appear to that of a literal fortress, featuring stone brick rooms as well as drawbridges that can open and close, again putting into question whether Bege creates them at will or that his body truly does function like a fortress and has people run around his body at all times. When the objects and people within him reach a certain distance away from his body, shown by a pinkish (seemingly invisible) layer of an unknown aura centered on Bege's location, they revert to full size as well as their real speed, resulting in large cannon volleys and cavalry seemingly popping out of nowhere from one man.
He could also transform into a gigantic fortress shaped golem with immense defensive power.
Bege's internal body contains several cannons which his subordinates can use in order to fire at nearby targets outside their captain's fortress body.
When Bege shot Pekoms on Whole Cake Island, he wielded a flintlock. For use in assassinating the Vinsmoke Family, he and other members of the Big Mom Pirates were given Walkers. As he betrayed the Big Mom Pirates, Bege pulled out a Tommy gun.
Bege grew up in the West Blue, where he became the boss of one of its Five Families of the West. He quickly became infamous due to quickly bringing down rival mafias by going directly for their bosses. However, he only stole money and precious items from the mafias he brought down, being content to watch the struggle for power that would ensue afterwards without gaining any power of his own. Bege accumulated many enemies, but managed to repel all of them with his Devil Fruit powers. He finally grew bored with his dominance and sailed to the Grand Line as a pirate. However, his methods did not change, as he targeted renowned pirate captains while leaving their crews intact.
Summit War Saga
Sabaody Archipelago Arc
Like the other Supernovas, he entered the Sabaody Archipelago after having traversed one of the Grand Line's seven initial paths. He entered a restaurant in Grove 24 and ate while watching Jewelry Bonney's gluttony, disgusted by her lack of manners. Because this was spoiling his meal, Bege ordered his men to shut her up. One of them objected, warning him that they should not cause an incident that would draw the attention of the Marine Headquarters. In response, Bege attacked him with his fork.
He then witnessed Roronoa Zoro walking in the path of a World Noble, nearly causing the call for an Admiral to the archipelago, if not for the intervention of Bonney. He also noted that even if the Straw Hat Pirates were as crazy as rumors would have it, Zoro was truly insane for drawing his blade against a World Noble.
When he heard how Luffy attacked a World Noble, he ordered his crew to set sail for Fish-Man Island immediately, saying he did not wish to deal with a Marine Admiral. However, he was later surrounded by a horde of Marine soldiers all by himself, but he calmly told them that they have already lost in sheer military force, backing it up by calling forth what was essentially a small army from his body, as well as firing small cannons (which expanded into regular sized cannonballs).
He watched Ace's execution, which was being broadcasted at Sabaody, meaning that he managed to escape capture by the Marines. When people started to wonder if Whitebeard truly sold out his allies after the broadcast was cut off, Bege remarked that Whitebeard did not become a legend by doing such things.
After the war ended, he commented that, in an instant, Whitebeard's territorial waters were transformed into a sea of blood, implying that his territories lost their protection and it was only a matter of time before chaos ensues.
Later, while in the New World, he was eating in his ship when it was apparently drawn toward an incredibly large, black object in the sky above him. As the ship shook violently, Bege complained to his crew to steer better. He and his crew screamed out in terror, but could do nothing as they drew nearer to the object.
During the Timeskip
At some point, Bege and his crew wandered into Big Mom's territory and were defeated. Unlike the other Supernova-led crews who had tried to challenge her authority, the Fire Tank Pirates chose to ally with her, and Bege decided to join her family by accepting one of her daughters as his wife. They then became subordinates of the Yonko. To officially seal the alliance, Bege married Big Mom's 22nd daughter, Charlotte Chiffon. The two later had a son named Capone Pez.
During one of Big Mom's tea parties, the photo of Mother Carmel dropped on the floor. Big Mom responded by giving out a giant shriek that incapacitated everyone in her vicinity. During that moment, Bege noticed that Big Mom scraped her knees and bled.
Bege and his crew accompanied the Big Mom Pirates while they chased the Thousand Sunny in the pursuit of Caesar Clown. Much to his and the Big Mom Pirates' shock, the Thousand Sunny group was able to fight back and escape their clutches.
Bege and Pekoms arrived on Zou eight days later with the intention of capturing Caesar and bringing Sanji to Big Mom's Tea Party. However, when Pekoms discovered that his homeland had been destroyed and the Straw Hats had saved it, he agreed to spare the Straw Hats in gratitude. However, Bege got annoyed that Pekoms was letting his emotions overrule their mission and used his Devil Fruit powers to shoot the mink in the back.
Bege sent his men out of his body and they captured Sanji's group and Caesar. He took the chained pirates inside his body and gave Sanji an invitation to Big Mom's wedding tea party, at which her 35th daughter, Pudding, would marry Sanji, the third son of the Vinsmoke Family.
A shocked Sanji dropped his cigarette on the ground, and Bege quickly stamped it out. Sanji refused to attend the wedding, but Bege said he did not have a choice as he manipulated his fortress to threaten the Straw Hats, saying that Big Mom's will would be done as his real body moved away from Zou. Eventually, Sanji asked for a paper to write a note to his crew, but he used the opportunity to eject his crewmates from Bege's body. Before Bege and his men could act, Sanji held Caesar hostage, and Bege noticed Nekomamushi standing behind him. Nekomamushi asked what had happened to Pekoms, and Bege fled Zou with Sanji and Caesar in tow.
Whole Cake Island Arc
By this time, Bege had achieved the rank of "Rook" within the Big Mom Pirates and was put in charge of security for the upcoming Tea Party. Bege then plotted to take down Big Mom during the tea party, with no one standing in his way.
When the Straw Hat Pirates' Sanji Retrieval Team arrived at Totto Land, Bege kidnapped Pekoms while they were docked at Cacao Island. He offered for Pekoms to join his plot to assassinate Big Mom, but the lion mink refused to betray his captain. To prevent Pekoms from exposing his plan, Bege took the lion mink to the northeast coast of Whole Cake Island and attempted to kill him by shooting him, causing him fall into shark-infested ocean. Later, Bege took over guarding the laboratory where Big Mom had put Caesar Clown to work. He recruited Caesar to join his plot, with the scientist having little choice due to Bege possessing his disembodied heart. Caesar developed weapons called KX Launchers that would deal great destruction to Big Mom once she had been weakened.
Two days later, Bege was contacted by Jinbe about a potential alliance between the Fire Tank Pirates and Sanji Retrieval Team. The two groups met in the Fire Tank crew's hideout, and although Luffy was initially hostile toward Bege, he decided to aid in Bege's plot. Bege then went over his plan for how they would assassinate Big Mom, and Luffy stated that he wished to save the Vinsmoke Family as well. Bege said he would have to do so in the few seconds they would get during the assassination, while at the same time acting as bait to distract the Big Mom Pirates. Three hours before the wedding, Luffy suggested to Bege that he could use the captured Big Mom Pirate and Mira Mira no Mi user Charlotte Brûlée to turn animals into mirror clones of himself and have them come out of a mirror in the wedding cake; Bege thus instructed his subordinates to place a mirror in the cake.
The next day, Bege and his crew checked in guests at the Tea Party atop the Whole Cake Chateau. One man named Jigra attempted to get in without a body check, only to be shot by Charlotte Katakuri, who had used his Kenbunshoku Haki to foresee Jigra shooting two of Bege's men in an attempt to kill Big Mom. After everyone entered the Tea Party venue, Bege talked with Vito, who was looking over the venue wall and told his captain about the powerful Big Mom Pirates there. Soon afterward, Bege's subordinates came out of the Chateau and reported that they had successfully made the final preparations for the attack. Bege then had Caesar exit his body with a mirror that they would use to escape, and he briefed Caesar about his role to fly it in. Bege noticed that the venue door homie was watching and hearing them, so he had Gotti cut its face off. He then checked on the Straw Hats inside his body, and was angered to see them sleeping, but Jinbe assured him he would have them ready in time. Bege then entered the wedding venue, with his subordinates inside his body.
Luffy and his clones burst through the wedding cake during the wedding ceremony and caused a massive disruption, allowing Brook to shatter Big Mom's portrait of Mother Carmel. However, the cake's destruction distracted Big Mom from the portrait, and as chaos ensued, Bege tackled Luffy. Brook then came and told Luffy to show Big Mom the pieces of the portrait, and Katakuri confronted Bege as he let Luffy go. Bege shot Katakuri with several rounds of bullets, but they were ineffective against the Sweet Commander's mochi body. Luffy succeeded at showing the portrait to Big Mom, causing her to have a psychological crisis and unleash a deafening scream. With Big Mom's body becoming weakened and her scream incapacitating her crew, Vito and Gotti emerged from Bege's body and the three of them shot Caesar's KX Launchers at her. However, the power of Big Mom's scream caused their shots to explode in midair, rendering the plan a failure. The Fire Tank Pirates and Straw Hats then ran toward Caesar's mirror as he flew it in, but Big Mom's scream shattered it.
The alliance was trapped and faced more trouble as Katakuri created mochi earplugs to allow the Big Mom Pirates to move around. In response, Bege transformed into his Big Father form and told his crew and allies to get inside him. Once they did so, Bege attempted to use his massive body to kill Big Mom. However, Katakuri plugged up his cannons with mochi, and Charlotte Perospero used the Pero Pero no Mi to immobilize him with candy, resulting in Bege being besieged by the Big Mom Pirates. Big Mom then regained her senses and attacked Bege, with her punches being strong enough to break through his stone exterior and damage his real body. With his time quickly running out, Bege planned to transform back to his real body and for Caesar to fly him and everyone inside him out of the venue. Caesar refused, but eventually aceded after the Vinsmoke Family offered to go out and protect the two of them.
Once Caesar and the Vinsmokes emerged out of Bege, he deactivated Big Father and Caesar carried him away while the Vinsmokes shielded them from the Big Mom Pirates' gunshots. Caesar and Bege managed to reach the edge of the venue as the Vinsmokes stopped various members of Big Mom's crew from attacking them, but the Big Mom Pirates swiftly defeated the Vinsmokes, leaving Bege and Caesar vulnerable. However, at that moment the Tamatebako that had been given as a gift to Big Mom fell to the base of the Chateau and exploded, causing the Chateau to tip over. Bege laughed as Big Mom fell to the ground far below while Caesar flew him away to safety.
Caesar took Bege to the northwest part of the island, and Bege gave the scientist his heart back, allowing him to leave freely. Bege received word from Vito that the Big Mom Pirates survived the fall, and he parted ways with the Straw Hats, erecting a sign to point the Big Mom Pirates in their direction. Bege rolled off on tank treads toward the coast, and was soon chased by a platoon of Big Mom Pirates. As he neared the coast, Chiffon's sister Charlotte Pudding arrived on a flying carpet and asked Chiffon to help her make a new wedding cake, as Big Mom was going on a craving rampage until she found one. Bege did not want Chiffon to go, but she insisted on going in order to repay the Straw Hats for saving her sister Lola.
Bege and his crew eventually made it to the coast and set sail on the Nostra Castello. They were pursued by Charlotte Custard's fleet, but managed to lose her. They headed toward Cacao Island to pick up Chiffon, and as they drew close to it, Charlotte Oven contacted Bege to reveal that he had captured Chiffon. He told Bege to surrender to keep his wife safe, and Bege seemingly agreed, but then sniped Oven with a bazooka blast once he came into view. Bege piloted the Nostra Castello onto the island, where it moved on the ground with its treads. Sanji brought Chiffon, Pudding, the WCI 31, and the unfinished wedding cake onto the Castello, and it returned to the ocean. Oven threatened to destroy the Castello and the cake by boiling the ocean with the Netsu Netsu no Mi, but the Fire Tank Pirates were able to escape from Cacao Island after Chiffon's father Pound attacked Oven.
As the Nostra Castello sailed to bring the cake to Big Mom, Bege argued with Sanji after the Straw Hat cook refused to let him poison the cake. Sanji said that his whipped cream would knock out Big Mom with its flavor alone, and gave Bege a small sample of it, which nearly killed him with its good flavor. Bege and his crew celebrated as the cooks completed the cake, and they were able to lure Big Mom to come toward the Nostra Castello once they came across her and the Straw Hats. The Fire Tank Pirates initially intended to drop off the cake at Liqueur Island, but Chiffon later told Bege that they needed to sail further on to Funwari Island, as the Straw Hats were going to Cacao Island and she wished to give them enough distance from Big Mom. Bege agreed, and although Big Mom threatened to burn down the Castello as she drew closer to it while riding her sun homie Prometheus, he stayed the course. The Fire Tank Pirates eventually reached Funwari Island and dropped off the cake there, although the Nostra Castello had taken too much damage from Prometheus and was left to sink. As Big Mom reached the cake, Chiffon stayed back to watch her eat it, although Bege eventually pulled her away so they could escape. The Fire Tank Pirates hijacked a Tarte ship and set sail on it, and they were able to escape Totto Land without further issue.
After escaping Totto Land, Bege read the newspaper detailing Luffy's exploits and was displeased with how the newspaper glorified Luffy.
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"Gang" Bege's Oh My Family
Chiffon declared to Bege and the other Fire Tank Pirates that she wanted to locate and reunite with her sister Lola. Bege agreed to help Chiffon, saying that his wife's wish was his wish. The Fire Tank Pirates later took over a pirate ship before planning to go to Thriller Bark. The crew later reached the Red Line, but they could not pass over it because of the Levely. They later went to Dressrosa to gather supplies. After disembarking, Bege and Chiffon encountered a man who was familiar with Lola. They then learned that Lola arrived at Dressrosa a few days before. Bege then went into Dressrosa with Chiffon to begin the search for Lola. When the Germs Pirates arrived and attacked Dressrosa, Bege and his crew fought and subdued them. However, Bege and Vito were later immobilized by citizens who were infected with the Kiss Kiss Germ. Later on, Bege and Chiffon ran into Gotti and Lola. After the sisters' reunion, the Marines came, forcing Bege and Gotti to flee with the sisters. They went to the port and found Pound there. He stood by holding his son, as Pound revealed that he is Lola and Chiffon's father.
- Fire Tank Pirates vs. Marines
- Fire Tank Pirates vs. Big Mom Pirates (unseen)
- Capone Bege, Jinbe, and Pedro vs. Charlotte Katakuri
- Bege vs. Charlotte Linlin, Charlotte Perospero, and Katakuri
- One Py Berry Match
- One Piece Treasure Cruise
- One Piece Thousand Storm
- One Piece Bounty Rush
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
- One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
- One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
- One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
- Bege is the only Super Rookie from the West Blue and one of the two (along with X Drake) whose birthday was not revealed in SBS Volume 60 (it was revealed later on in SBS Volume 64).
- He is the shortest Super Rookie, with a height of 166 cm (5'5½").
- Curiously, in spite of being forty before the timeskip, he is shown to have grown to at least Sanji's height as seen from their initial confrontation. This may have been a goof from Oda's part since it has been confirmed that Bege's height hasn't changed at all, and other shots correctly portray Bege as shorter than Sanji.
- In the 6th popularity poll, Bage ranked 51st.
- Notably, Bege is the only member of the Worst Generation to not rank at all in either the 4th or 5th popularity polls.
- He is the only member of the Worst Generation known to be married and have a child.
- Bege's rank as "Rook" as part of the Big Mom Pirates is a reference to the chess piece "Rook", which is also referred to as "Castle", matching his Devil Fruit abilities and general castle motif.
- Bege being stated to cut off animals' heads may be a reference to The Godfather, in which Tom Hagen, the consigliere of the Corleone family coerced a target into doing what the eponymous Godfather wanted by having the head of the target's prized stallion decapitated.
- Bege's blood type is S.
- Bege's surname and name was taken from two criminals. His surname Capone was taken from the 1920's American gangster, Alphonse "Al" Capone, and his name Bege from the English privateer, William le Sauvage.
- Bege shares his birthday with Al Capone, with them both being born on January 17th.
- Bege's favorite foods are meatballs and tomatoes, and his least favorite food is tomato juice.
- If One Piece was set in the real world, then Bege would be from Italy.
- If Bege was not a pirate, then he would be a shoe shop owner.
- Bege's hobbies are looking at paintings and playing board games.
- Al Capone – Wikipedia article on the real life mobster Capone Bege is named after.