When the Straw Hat Pirates landed on Dressrosa, a competition over the Mera Mera no Mi held by the Donquixote Pirates was about to begin. Gladiators from the Donquixote Family, various countries, factions, and pirate crews, including Luffy, for a total of five hundred and fifty six participants, entered to compete for the prize. Bellamy entered the tournament not for the fruit, but was offered a chance to rise in rank within the Donquixote Pirates if he won.
Jesus Burgess, under the alias Mr. Store, won Block A's battle royale, while Bartolomeo won Block B's. Luffy succeeded in winning Block C, however during the battle, his alias as "Lucy" started to fall apart, as Chinjao, Cavendish, Bartolomeo, Bellamy, Jean Ango, Diamante and even Burgess all found out.
Due to the extensive damage inflicted onto the arena from Elizabello II's King Punch and Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Thor Elephant Gun (the latter which split the entire ring in two), Block D's match has been postponed for 15 minutes, for repair.
Outside the Colosseum, Vice Admiral Bastille and a battalion of Marines were waiting for the losers to step out, so they could arrest all the criminals. However, to their confusion, not a single competitor from Blocks A and B walked out despite a period of time have passed. As it turns out, all losers (aside Bellamy, being a Donquixote Pirates member) who were supposedly taken in for medical attention were in truth thrown into a pit deep underground, alongside toys.
The Colosseum features a round stage surrounded by water, with four cardinal walkways leading to the stage. There are three levels of seating for the audience all around the Colosseum. On one of the cardinal edges is three monitors for the participants' announcements and presentation. Outside the arena but still in the building, there is a small pavilion area which has restrooms and a stall selling either souvenirs or concessions.
Underneath the Colosseum is the Smile production factory, where Manshelly and hundreds of other dwarves are also forced to work at. Also, anyone caught rebelling against the Donquixote Family has been placed inside prisons under the Colosseum, and were given the condition that any fighter who wins 1000 matches earns their freedom — easier said than done, as most barely lasted 100 — and any attempt to escape would result in all of their executions.
As a rule laid out by the Donquixote Family, the police and Marines alike cannot enter the Colosseum, even if a criminal is clearly within its walls, rendering their authority null and void so long as the criminal in question has at least one foot inside. Anyone who violates this law will be deemed criminals themselves.
The Corrida Colosseum tournament is divided into various rounds.
Round 1: Battle Royale
There are several restrictions for those competing in the battle royale. First, the only weapons not allowed are firearms. Second, there is a limit to how much armor each participant can wear. According to Cavendish, the reason for this restriction is because spectators hope to witness blood. Another regulation is that cooperation in the arena is permitted. However, they are highly disliked to the point that some spectators see it as fighting dirty, and as such are not encouraged. Falling into the surrounding water means disqualification by ring out, though this does not mean the combatants in question are safe, as the water contains little fighting fish.
The Colosseum is managed by gladiator-themed staff and by the toys from the outside. They are taught to maintain order within the establishment, and have no tolerance for shenanigans. Because of that, they are granted the power to disqualify any unruly participants as they see fit.
The announcers are supposed to remain impartial, in order to relay information properly. However, whenever popular (or unpopular) participants make some breakthrough, the announcers, at least Gatz, cannot help but be biased, be it in a positive (cheering for Hack), or negative way (despising Bartolomeo).
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Battle for Mera Mera no Mi
Round 1: Battle Royale
556 participants were divided into four blocks, lettered A through D. Only one winner per block may pass to the next round.
|B Block (138 participants)|
|C Block (139 participants)|
|D Block (138 participants)|
Round 2: Versus the Donquixote Family's representatives
|Donquixote Family's Representatives|
|Current Colosseum Champion|
- Corrida translates to "race" in Spanish and Portuguese.
- The Corrida name is a reference to Spanish bullfighting.
- The layout of Corrida Colosseum is most likely based on the Roman Colosseum, which once held tournaments with gladiators who fought to the death.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 704.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 720.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 70 Chapter 700.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 717.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 725, Colosseum staff disposing the loser contestants into a deep pit.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 703.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 707.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 709.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 706.