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Catarina Devon, known as the "Crescent Moon Hunter", was the most dangerous female pirate ever to be imprisoned in Impel Down within the entire age of pirates. She was freed by Marshall D. Teach.
Devon is an extremely tall, pale-skinned, and well-endowed woman (shown to stand a similar height to her captain, who is 344 cm) with her hair in a set of girlish pigtails. Her face has wrinkles, a sloping forehead, a long witch-like nose, a devilish grin, and a square jaw.
Before the timeskip, she wore a striped Impel Down uniform with a V-neckline. She also wore a large magenta cape, a blue pearl necklace, and a purple sash around her waist over lavender cargo-pants and black shoes.
After the timeskip, Devon now sports a new outfit that makes her resemble more a classical pirate. She wears a bicorn hat decorated with a single rose and feathers on one side and a plume on the other, as well as the Blackbeard Pirates' Jolly Roger printed on the front, a corset that's longer on the back and extends all the way down to her knee area, a striped dress shirt, a cravat and heels that are slightly different from her previous ones. Her pants now have a pair of belts closing its hems. She also carries a sword on her right hip.
When the Marines recognized her for the first time, she mentioned that she "likes them too" which suggests that she is a somewhat sarcastic person. She also preferred to receive new clothes in exchange of the prisoners' uniform that she dislikes wearing. She is obsessed with collecting beautiful women's heads. Devon also seems loyal to Blackbeard after he freed her from Impel Down.
Abilities and Powers
Catarina Devon is stated to be the most dangerous female pirate in history though not the same degree as Big Mom. Another testament to her power is the fact that when Blackbeard recruited the Level 6 prisoners, he only chose the strongest ones that could survive when pitted against everyone else in a free-for-all battle. Thus, Catarina Devon is one of the strongest Level 6 prisoners. Having been promoted to the Captain of the Sixth Ship serves as a testament of Teach's trust in her powers, along with granting her the authority over the lower-ranking members.
Catarina Devon is one of the most powerful female pirates to have ever lived. She is one of the four to survive the battle royale Blackbeard held among the Level 6 prisoners of Impel Down who themselves were the strongest criminals to be imprisoned. She is strong enough to injure even Whitebeard using her spear although Whitebeard was already greatly weakened at that point. She has been also shown to have great superhuman endurance, taking both a Gura Gura no Mi shock wave from Whitebeard (albeit not a direct hit) and Sengoku's shock wave in his Buddha form and getting up rather easily.
- Further information: Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune
Devon ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune, a Mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows her to transform into a nine-tailed fox. With this power, she can transform into clones of people similar to the Mane Mane no Mi.
She is proficient with using a whip. She is seen wielding a spear or a staff when attacking Whitebeard with her crew as it was the weapon available at the time. While unclear in the manga, the anime shows it is a spear.
After the timeskip, she has obtained a sword and wears it on her right side.
Catarina Devon was once the worst female criminal within the Golden Age of Piracy, but was eventually caught by the World Government and sentenced to life in Impel Down, Level 6, where she was effectively erased from history.
Summit War Saga
Impel Down Arc
Devon was mentioned briefly by Emporio Ivankov as part of an explanation of Level 6's true horror to Mr. 2 Bon Kurei. Later, under Marshall D. Teach's orders, Devon fought to the death with the inmates of her cell, and being victorious, was given freedom and was recruited into the Blackbeard Pirates.
The crew traveled to Marineford, and during the Summit War of Marineford, they were spotted on the execution platform where they had been watching events unfold. The Marines identified Devon and the other Level 6 prisoners. Whitebeard attacked the Blackbeard Pirates, but they survived and retaliated, killing the Emperor.
Soon after, Devon helped drape a black cloth over Whitebeard's body and Blackbeard, and the crew then stood guard to stop the Marines and other pirates from interfering. After Blackbeard successfully absorbed the powers of the Gura Gura no Mi, he demonstrated his new abilities while his crew celebrated. Sengoku in his Buddha form attacked the Blackbeard Pirates, who all survived the attack. When Shanks arrived and called for an end to the war, the Blackbeard Pirates left rather than fight the Red Hair Pirates.
In the New World, the Blackbeard Pirates captured Jewelry Bonney and her crew and planned to trade her for a Marine warship. Devon complained about having to still wear her prison clothes and suggested that they visit an island with a town. However, when Akainu arrived on the warship, the pirates fled.
During the Timeskip
At some point, the Blackbeard Pirates expanded and Devon became one of the Ten Titanic Captains, leading the sixth ship of the fleet.
The Blackbeard Pirates used their Admirals' knowledge of Whitebeard's former territory to conquer it. Now that Blackbeard had become an Emperor, the Blackbeard Pirates were hunting down powerful Devil Fruit users in order to absorb their abilities.
Whole Cake Island Saga
The Blackbeard Pirates later attacked Baltigo, the Revolutionary Army's headquarters. Baltigo was destroyed by the time the Marines and Cipher Pol arrived, but the Revolutionary Army was able to escape. However, the Blackbeard Pirates fled after briefly clashing with Cipher Pol.
Wano Country Saga
Wano Country Arc
When Gecko Moria was attacking Beehive to find Absalom, whom the Blackbeard Pirates had recently killed, Devon used her Devil Fruit powers to pose as Absalom. When Moria discovered Shiryu using Absalom's Suke Suke no Mi abilities, Devon transformed back to her human form as Blackbeard called out to Moria.
- Blackbeard Pirates vs. Edward Newgate
- Blackbeard Pirates vs. Fleet Admiral Sengoku
- Blackbeard Pirates vs. Bonney Pirates
- Blackbeard Pirates vs. Whitebeard Pirates (under Marco, unseen)
- Blackbeard Pirates vs. Revolutionary Army (unseen)
- Blackbeard Pirates vs. Cipher Pol (unseen)
In One Piece Green: Secret Pieces, it was revealed an early concept of Catarina Devon. She was originally a far younger and more attractive swordswoman of Blackbeard's crew.
In an SBS, Oda stated that he took out the beauty because the Blackbeard Pirates have a "more pirate-like" theme: huge, rough, and vulgar. A beauty would just ruin the mood if she existed (although Oda also stated that he likes doing such things).
- She is Impel Down's only named female prisoner who appears in the manga. However, another female prisoner named Olive appears in the anime.
- Devon is the first known female Mythical Zoan user.
- Her name seems quite similar to Catalina De Erauso, a female explorer and conquistador who cross-dressed under masculine identities.
- According to the One Piece Green: Secret Pieces databook, the Blackbeard Pirates were originally supposed to have a fox-woman crewmate known as Kitsune (キツネ Kitsune?). Part of this concept might have been salvaged by Devon having the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Kyubi no Kitsune, which turns her into a literal kitsune.
- Devon's favorite food is broiler sasami.