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Charlotte Basskarte is the 13th son and 22nd child of the Charlotte Family and the middle triplet brother of Nusstorte and Dosmarche.[5] He is also an officer of the Big Mom Pirates.[3]

Appearance

Basskarte's face as shown in the anime.

Basskarte is a large and wide man, with his head also being wide. The bottom part of his face is obscured by the collar of his jacket, which covers his entire body. He keeps his hands inside his long sleeves. He also wears a mask over his mouth and nose and a headband that obscures his face further. He has a massive mane of puffy hair that resembles flames.[6] While the manga has yet to show Basskarte's face, the anime shows that his mouth has fangs.[7]

Personality

Basskarte is very loyal to his family and crew, as he readily took part in Big Mom's plan to assassinate the Vinsmoke Family[6] and helped his crew chase after and attack the Straw Hats and Germa Kingdom.[8][9] He even accompanied his mother to Kaido's territory at Wano Country for revenge against the Straw Hats.[10]

Abilities and Powers

As a son of the Charlotte family, Basskarte is an officer of the Big Mom Pirates and he holds a certain amount authority within his crew. His combat powers and abilities are unknown, but he is presumably strong as he is an officer of a Yonko crew, but not strong enough to defeat the Vinsmoke Family.

Through unknown means, Basskarte can launch flames from his hands strong enough to quickly set a small area ablaze, although these flames were ineffective against the Vinsmoke Family's Raid Suits.[8] In the anime, he can breathe out fire as well.[7] He was ultimately overpowered by the Vinsmokes in battle.[11]

Basskarte possesses a strong will, being able to withstand a burst of Big Mom's Haoshoku Haki and remain conscious from her loud scream.[12]

Weapons

As a member of the group assigned to assassinate the Vinsmoke Family, Basskarte wielded a Walker.[6]

During his clash with Yonji at the Germa Kingdom in the anime, Basskarte used a sword.[13]

History

Whole Cake Island Arc

Basskarte was present at the tea party and wedding between Charlotte Pudding and Sanji on the roof of the Whole Cake Chateau.[1] He was sitting with his brothers Zuccotto, Oven and Daifuku behind Reiju, awaiting the signal to start Big Mom's plot.[14] After Monkey D. Luffy and his allies crashed the wedding, Basskarte and some of his crewmates trapped the Vinsmokes and held them at gunpoint, with Basskarte pointing his gun at Vinsmoke Reiju's head.[6] However, the enemy pirates shattered Big Mom's portrait of Carmel, causing her to unleash a scream that incapacitated her crew.[12] Basskarte watched in shock and fear as the Fire Tank Pirates betrayed Big Mom and prepared to assassinate her, but their attempt was unsuccessful.[15]

Katakuri gave his crewmates earplugs to resist Big Mom's scream and the enemy alliance retreated into Capone Bege's "Big Father" fortress. Basskarte's group tried to attack the freed Vinsmokes. Basskarte set the area around the Vinsmokes on fire, but the flames had no effect once they donned their Raid Suits.[8] He stood and saw Big Mom's attack on the alliance.[16] The Big Mom Pirates defeated the enemy alliance, but Big Mom's Tamatebako ended up falling off the Chateau and exploding, causing the Chateau to topple over.[17] However, the Big Mom Pirates' fall was broken when Streusen turned part of the Chateau into soft cake.[18]

Basskarte defeated.

The Big Mom Pirates regrouped, and Basskarte and several of his crewmates prepared to pursue the escaping Straw Hats. However, they were met with a surprise when Big Mom, who had developed a craving for wedding cake, overtook them and chased after the Straw Hats herself.[9] Later, Basskarte joined Nusstorte's army to attack the Germa Kingdom. The entire army was defeated by Germa 66, and Reiju sat on Basskarte's defeated body[11] before he and the rest of the army were thrown into the sea.[2]

Wano Country Arc

When Big Mom tried to infiltrate Wano Country, Basskarte accompanied his mother and crew as they attempted to climb the waterfall into the country on the Queen Mama Chanter. However, just before they reached the top of the waterfall, King attacked the ship, causing the ship to fall off the waterfall and Big Mom to fall into the sea.[10] Later, after Big Mom went missing, Basskarte watched on as his siblings argued about who would succeed Big Mom if she were to be captured and killed by Kaido.[19]

Major Battles

Filler Battles

Anime and Manga Differences

Additional scenes of the Big Mom Pirates' invasion of the Germa Kingdom are added in the anime. During the invasion, Basskarte made his way to the Germa cloning facility, where he clashed with Yonji.[20] After the fight moved out of the facility, Basskarte revealed his face before trying to take out Yonji with a fire breath attack.[7]

Trivia

  • Basskarte's name matches the Charlotte Family's music themed names, and can be a reference to several different connections:
    • His Japanese spelling resembles that of the musical instrument bass clarinet.
      • "Basskarte" is a name of a musical piece played on a bass clarinet.
    • His English spelling is comprised from the words "Bass", another musical instrument, and "Quartet", musical composition for four voices or instruments.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 860 (p. 16-17) and Episode 830, Basskarte makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 89 Chapter 898 (p. 2-4), Mont-d'Or mentions Basskarte.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 92 Chapter 930 (p. 8), Children of the Charlotte Family confirmed to be executives of the Big Mom Pirates
  4. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 (p. 156), Charlotte family information revealed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Magazine Vol.5
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 864 (p. 12-13) and Episode 834, Basskarte holds the Vinsmokes at gunpoint.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Anime — Episode 854.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 869 (p. 8-9) and Episode 839, Basskarte attacks the Vinsmokes.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 87 Chapter 873 (p. 16-17), Basskarte chases the Straw Hats.
  10. 10.0 10.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 92 Chapter 930 (p. 7-9), The Big Mom Pirates begin their assault into Wano Country.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 882 (p. 16-17) and Episode 855, The Vinsmokes defeat Nusstorte's pursuit squad.
  12. 12.0 12.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 865 (p. 13) and Episode 835, Basskarte stays awake during Big mom's scream.
  13. One Piece Anime — Episode 845.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 862 (p. 7) and Episode 832, Basskarte attend the wedding ceremony.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 868 (p. 6-7) and Episode 838, The Fire Tank Pirates attack Big Mom.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 870 (p. 3) and Episode 840, Big Mom attacks Big Father.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 871 (p. 16-17) and Episode 842, Whole Cake Chateau collapses
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 872 (p. 10-14) and Episode 843, Streusen saves the Big Mom Pirates.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 934 (p. 3), The Big Mom Pirates ponder about Big Mom's fate.
  20. One Piece Anime — Episodes 844845.

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