Chaka is a tall, imposing dark skinned man with medium length black hair and a long broad nose resembling that of a jackal.
He wears a long, light-green tunic, revealing his muscular chest, and has two belts around his waist: a striped, pale-red and crimson large one, and over it a purple, thinner one. Around his neck he has a necklace consisting of big golden beads, and he wears a dark-green coat draped on his shoulders like a cape. He carries a massive sword, with a blue hilt and sheath, on his right hip.
Chaka is always stern and rigorous. He is very loyal to the royal family, and he is willing to give up his life in order to protect them, as seen when he attacked Crocodile in order to give Vivi a chance to escape. He shows great concern for his best friend Pell.
Abilities and Powers
- Further information: Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal
Chaka ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal, a Zoan-class Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a jackal and a human-jackal hybrid. This grants him an increase in speed and physical prowess, and has earned him the nickname "Chaka the Jackal". He has been shown combining his form with swordsmanship to increase the power of his attacks, usually by holding the sword in his mouth while charging at the opponent.
Chaka wields an exotic looking sword, which he wields in conjuncture with his Devil Fruit transformation.
Chaka, together with Pell, came to the town where pirates were attacking civilians. However, Crocodile defeated the pirates before they arrived. As they reached their destination, Crocodile had already beaten the pirates. When the rebellion began to move, Pell and Chaka wanted to fight back but were stopped by King Cobra. Later, they found Karoo bringing Vivi's letter. From the information, they learned their enemy's identity. As the rebels approached the city, Chaka was commanded to ready the royal army.
A guard reported that the king was missing, causing Chaka to panic. Chaka ordered the Royal Army to search for the king, noting that searching for people was Pell's forte, but that he was scouting the enemies at Rainbase. Later, a royal guard reported that they had spotted the king admitting to stealing the rain and giving orders to destroy Nanohana. Chaka rejected this as the work of the real king, but the guard replied that the king disappeared from his room around the time of the incident.
As the rebellion started to move, Chaka commanded the royal guard to fight until death for the sake of the king and the princess.
During Crocodile's attack on the kingdom, Chaka attacked the Warlord of the Sea alone. Because of Crocodile's actions which forced his men to die without getting the chance to die honorably in battle, Chaka was angered to the point that he attacked Crocodile. However, this was also an attempt to protect Vivi and Koza, as well as buy them time to put an end to the battle - but despite his efforts, he was easily defeated. He survived, however, and showed up later commanding the royal guard to stop fighting.
Water 7 Saga
Post-Enies Lobby Arc
Summit War Saga
After the Whitebeard War, he and Pell were seen reporting to King Cobra about a recently foiled pirate attack.
Fish-Man Island Saga
From the Decks of the World
After the timeskip, Chaka and Pell were seen being fitted for new clothes to wear for the upcoming Levely.
Four Emperors Saga
As the time for Levely approached, Chaka accompanied the Nefertari Family to Mary Geoise alongside Pell, Karoo, and Igaram. Chaka expressed concern for Cobra's health as the latter revealed his intention on asking the World Government about the poneglyphs.
- Chaka vs. Crocodile
- Chaka represents the jackal, one of the two guardian spirits of Arabasta, along with Pell the Falcon. Both of them are based on the Egyptian deities Anubis and Horus, respectively, with their hybrid forms displaying this even more so.
- Chaka may be a reference to the character of the same name in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 3, Stardust Crusaders. Both are swordsmen and have a power related to jackals (Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal and the Stand Anubis)
- Chaka means "red hot sun" in Swahili.
- His favorite foods are bananas and Koshari.