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Cipher Pol is a series of secret agencies who do investigations, assassinations and espionage for the World Government.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The various Cipher Pol cells are stationed throughout the world and investigate for the World Government. They supplement the Intelligence Branch of the World Government's Marine forces, but seem to operate more as a counter-insurgency agency that also has more general law enforcement duties. They have some authority regarding recruitment for the Marines, even dealing with the Underworld for unique individuals. If they encounter pirates, they will apprehend them, but, as an agency, Cipher Pol seems to focus more on political threats to the World Government than more generic criminals.

There are eight official Cipher Pols that are numbered from CP1 to CP8 with two unofficial units, which are named CP9 and CP-0. Cipher Pol No. 9 has the license to kill any citizen that does not cooperate with the World Government or acts in contrary to its interests. Because such a radical method of applying justice by the World Government should not be common knowledge, this group is a top secret organization.[2] CP-0 is known to the public, but are different from the other units in that they work directly as enforcers for the World Nobles.

According to the Enies Lobby Arc, the official uniform for Cipher Pol agents is a black suit and fedora.

In order to exceed the limits of the human body, CP9 agents receive special training since their childhood. In order to become a full-fledged member of CP9, the agents must master a martial arts style that is called Rokushiki. The training also has somewhat of a mind-molding process so that Cipher Pol agents only learn how to be assassins and that this is their only profession. Rob Lucci, for example, was not capable of feeling gratitude or mercy.[3] Kaku, on the other hand, loved being a shipwright but was forced to leave it behind; he seemed to have shown regret at this decision,[4][5] but ultimately did not hold back when he was fulfilling his duties. The members received individual training, but they also trained together a lot.

According to Monkey D. Dragon, their power has been growing in recent years.[6]

Agents[edit | edit source]

See also the associated category: Cipher Pol Agents.
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Cipher Pol
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CP-0
Rob Lucci Hattori Spandam Kaku Stussy
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Chief
Spandam  Spandine 
Assassins
Rob Lucci  Kaku  Jabra  Blueno  Kumadori 
Fukurou  Kalifa  Nero  * Laskey  ?????? 
Others
Hattori  Funkfreed 
Other Cipher Pol
Spandam  (CP5) Jerry (CP6) Wanze (CP7) ?????? * ?????? *
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Affiliation
World Government

Known Cipher Pol Groups[edit | edit source]

CP-0[edit | edit source]

Main article: CP-0

CP-0 are said to be the strongest faction of Cipher Pol.[7] They were seen operating directly under the World Nobles.[8]

CP5[edit | edit source]

CP5

CP5 (サイファーポールナンバーファイブ Saifā Pōru Nanbā Faibu?) were a faction led by Spandam when he was tasked with retrieving the blueprint of Pluton eight years before the beginning of the series.[9] While their specialty is unconfirmed, they were seen capable of stealth, thievery, sailing, and operating unique weaponry.[10] They seemed to be recognizable enough to have a say in matters of delivering justice.[11] Its current status is unknown.

CP6[edit | edit source]

CP6 (サイファーポールナンバーシックス Saifā Pōru Nanbā Shikkusu?) are a faction with an unknown specialty, that was assigned to assist CP9 while they delivered Nico Robin and Franky to Enies Lobby aboard the Puffing Tom. Its only known named member is Jerry.[12] The group was defeated by Sanji as he invaded the Sea Train to rescue Robin.[13] The cart they were on was detached by Sanji,[14] and were then stranded at sea after encountering Roronoa Zoro on the Rocket Man.[15] The faction current status is unknown.

CP7[edit | edit source]

CP7 (サイファーポールナンバーセブン Saifā Pōru Nanbā Sebun?) are a faction with an unknown specialty, that was assigned to assist CP9 while they delivered Nico Robin and Franky to Enies Lobby aboard the Puffing Tom. Its only known named member is Wanze, who is said to be their "ace".[16] Wanze stood in the way of Sanji's group, but was defeated by Sanji.[17] The faction current status is unknown.

CP9[edit | edit source]

Main article: CP9

CP9 were a faction specialized in assassinations.[2] After the group was defeated by the Straw Hat Pirates in Enies Lobby, its status is unknown.[18]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cipher Pol's name might be a reference to Interpol. The "Cipher" part of this organization's name is in relation to their covert work, and "Pol" for "Police" like the real world organization.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 323 (p. 15) and Episode 230, The undercover agents of CP9 are introduced.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 346 (p. 5-6) and Episode 244, The Cipher Pol No. 9 has the privilege to kill all opposes to the World Government.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 382 (p. 15-16) and Episode 269, Lucci states some of his ideals to Spandam and says he's not required to agree with Spandam's.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 418 (p. 3) and Episode 300, Kaku assumes that the profession of an assassin won't give him another job.
  5. One Piece Anime — Episode 300, A flashback of Kaku during his time in Water 7 is seen.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 6) and Episode 752, Dragon comment about the Cipher Pol's power.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 705 (p. 11) and Episode 635, CP-0 is introduced.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 712 (p. 10-11) and Episode 642, Three members of CP-0 arrive at Dressrosa to inform the populace that the report of Doflamingo's resignation was a mistake.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 37 Chapter 355 (p. 3-11) and Episode 249, CP5 is introduced.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 37 Chapters 355356 (p. 19, 3-5) and Episode 249, CP5 framing Tom's Workers.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 37 Chapter 356 (p. 12-5) and Episode 250, Spandam place Tom on trial.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapters 361362 (p. 19, 2-8) and Episode 253, Sanji enter the Puffing Tom.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 365 (p. 4) and Episode 254, sanji proceed in the Puffing Tom.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 368 (p. 7-12) and Episode 258, Sanji detaches carts from the Puffing Tom.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 371 (p. 4, 6-10) and Episode 260, The Rocket Man clash with the detached carts.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 362 (p. 9) and Episode 253, Corgi list the party heading towards Enies Lobby.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapters 368372 (p. 18-19, 6-16, 7-15, 10-19) and Episodes 258261, Sanji fights Wanze.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 51 Chapter 494, cover story: CP9's Independent Report Vol. 4, CP9 members hiding from the World Government.

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