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Abilities and Powers

As a former Warlord of the Sea, Crocodile is powerful enough to be recognized by the World Government. He was the Warlord with the second lowest bounty at the time (Beli.png81,000,000),[5] with Hancock having the lowest, although he held the title for so long that such a low bounty would now be outdated. Indeed, when Crocodile was stripped of his Warlord status and transferred to Impel Down, he was placed in Level 6, where the world's absolute worst criminals are kept.[12]

He defeated Luffy no less than twice before his eventual defeat. In fact, if not for his good luck and the help he received from several people, Luffy would have been killed in all three battles: he was impaled (and then rescued by Nico Robin),[13] dehydrated (and then revived by his own Water Water Pistol),[14] and poisoned (and then received the antidote from Robin)[15]. Moreover, if Luffy's blood had not served as a way to nullify Crocodile's Logia-Type defense, and if Robin had not supplied Luffy with the antidote to his hook's poison, the third battle would have effectively favored Crocodile as well.

Later on, during the Summit War of Marineford, Crocodile was uninjured after confronting fellow Warlords Donquixote Doflamingo and Dracule Mihawk in quick succession, despite the fact that both opponents possess and have complete mastery of their Haki. Crocodile was even able to battle Admiral Akainu and appear completely unharmed afterward.[16]

Physical Abilities

Despite his powers being of the Logia-type, allowing him to turn into sand to avoid injuries, Crocodile has an enormous amount of physical stamina, durability, pain tolerance, resilience and endurance, coupled with remarkable speed and reflexes. He was able to take a serious beating from Luffy in their third battle while countering with attacks of his own, and he later managed to take a direct strike from a diamond-encased Jozu with only a single burst blood vessel.[17] He is also one of the few people known to tolerate getting "baptized" in boiling water in Impel Down without flinching, which is considered an impressive feat.[12] The former Warlord could effortlessly withstand the extreme temperatures of Levels 3 (where the heat is sufficient to roast a bird alive), 4 (which is several times hotter than Level 3) and 5 (a room operating at sub-zero temperatures) of Impel Down.

Crocodile also possesses great physical strength, first demonstrated when he carried off the dead bodies of an entire pirate crew (namely Puppu's) after dehydrating them with his Devil Fruit powers.[18] While Luffy was unable to retaliate against Mihawk and was forced to only avoid his attacks, Crocodile intercepted and stopped Mihawk's two-handed slash with just his hook; he didn't seem to be worried at all about facing such a strong opponent, and even talked down to him. He also seemed to be able to fight Doflamingo, a pirate noted for his outstanding physical feats, as an equal: their clash creating a shock wave strong enough to push nearby Marines away.

Intelligence

Crocodile is extremely intelligent and cunning, which is apparent from his ability to lead Baroque Works while keeping the World Government completely in the dark about what he was doing and making himself out to be a hero in the eyes of the people. He is also skilled at crafting near-flawless plans and noticing things that most other people would not.

He is known to deduce a correct conclusion based on very little information; for example, after seeing the white wrappings on the Straw Hats' arms, he almost instantly figured out that it was a safeguard against Mr. 2's infiltration. He managed to sabotage the king's reputation among the citizens by secretly importing rain-producing dust into the capital during a period of major regional drought, then having it "accidentally" discovered en route, inciting the threat of civil war and thereby drawing attention away from his own shady machinations.

The entire Arabasta Saga is a testament to Crocodile's strategy and manipulative skills: he managed to successfully maintain control over all operations within "Baroque Works" over a period of years while keeping his true identity as a Warlord hidden from everyone except Nico Robin.[19][20] Simultaneously, he strove to attain a high level of respect and prestige among the citizens of Arabasta as their "savior" by brutally dispatching any would-be invaders or pirates.[21] An expert liar and manipulator, he was able to trick Vivi in wasting time looking for a key that was fake all along and managed to make Luffy drop his guard by targeting Yuba with a sandstorm, after learning of Luffy's friendship with Toto. During the events of Operation Utopia, Crocodile demonstrated great foresight in his attempt to blow up Alubarna, having installed a backup mechanism to fire a bomb on the capital in case the main method failed and placing two of his agents to protect it in the possibility it was found.

In addition, aside from being heavily experienced thanks to his many years as a pirate, he seems to have a better understanding of Devil Fruits than most people, as evidenced by his mastery of his Logia-type powers. He also revealed that the Jailer Beasts were actually "Awakened" Zoan fruit users at a time when no one around him had even realized that they were even Devil Fruit users.[22]

Devil Fruit

Further information: Suna Suna no Mi

The Suna Suna no Mi in use.

Crocodile ate the Suna Suna no Mi, a Logia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to create, control, and transform his body into sand. He has mastered his ability to the point of perfection and can turn into sand reflexively if attacked; this became especially obvious after Doflamingo cut his head off while he was distracted.[23]

While in a desert area, his powers make him nearly invincible. Crocodile has the ability to create huge sandstorms, make multiple bladed weapons out of sand, and create quicksand (given the presence of a nearby underground waterway). He can also create powerful sandstorms that grow in power until even Crocodile himself cannot stop them.

He can absorb all the moisture out of any object, living or non-living, by touching it with his right hand. This ability allows him to utterly destroy his surroundings, killing and mummifying any biological substances via dehydration. This application doesn’t work on metallic substances though.[24]

Weapons

Hook

In addition to being one of the few characters shown to have some degree of mastery over their Devil Fruit, Crocodile is also formidable in hand-to-hand combat using a hook.[25] He fought using only his hook for most of his third match with Luffy, only resorting to his Devil Fruit powers when he finally accepted that things weren't going in his favor.[26] His hook is made mostly out of an extremely tough and resilient gold alloy, which makes it resistant to corrosion. Its durability was shown to be especially impressive when it took no visible damage from Mihawk's Yoru as Crocodile defended Luffy from an attack.[27]

The gold part of the hook is hollow and can be removed to expose a poisonous hook hidden inside. This porous secondary hook releases a powerful scorpion venom, which is strong enough to melt through rock and kill anyone with the effect of a single slash.[28]

In the unlikely event that the hook becomes damaged, there is a knife hidden underneath that can be ejected and used in its place.[29] In a pinch, the very wide base of the hook can also serve as an improvised mace-like weapon, as shown when Crocodile used its blunt force to smash Luffy into a wall.[30]

During his incarceration in both a regular prison[31] and Impel Down, Crocodile was permitted to keep his formidable hook.[32]

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The golden hook.
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The poisonous hook underneath.
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The knife underneath the poisonous hook.

Timer Bomb

For the pinnacle of Operation Utopia, Crocodile prepared a specialized bomb. It was designed to detonate across a maximum radius of five kilometers, large enough to completely obliterate the capital city of Alubarna. It was prepared about 30 minutes prior to the intended firing time, at which point it would be released from a bulky cannon,[33] but in case that method backfired, Crocodile had a special timer installed onto the bomb itself. The timer was set for less than a minute after the planned time.[34]

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The cannon inside the clock tower.
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The time bomb inside the canon.

References

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 14 Chapter 126 (p. 19) and Episode 76, Crocodile introduces himself by his alias to Sanji.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 113 (p. 9) and Episode 67, Crocodile is mentioned as a Warlord.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 211 (p. 13) and Episode 127, Tashigi apprehends Crocodile and strips him of his title of Warlord.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 111 (p. 15) and Episode 66, Igaram mentions Crocodile both by his alias and as their organization's boss.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 (p. 6) and Episode 92, Crocodile is finally seen out of the shadows.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 (p. 4-5) and Episode 92, Citizens calling Crocodile as the king.
  7. 7.0 7.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 (p. 100), Crocodile's age and height are revealed.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, two years pass in the storyline.
  9. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 (p. 130), Crocodile's birthday is revealed.
  10. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 79, Birthday Calendar.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0174).
  12. 12.0 12.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 526 (p. 5) and Episode 422, Domino reveals the location of Ace, Jinbe and Crocodile, the new prisoners.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 20 Chapter 179 (p. 6-9) and Episode 111, Luffy survives being impaled by Crocodile's hook.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 202 (p. 2-4) and Episode 123, Crocodile throws Luffy's defeated body.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 206 (p. 9) and Episode 125, Crocodile reveals Luffy's endurance by surviving their previous two fights and taking his poison hook.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 12-13) and Episode 487, Crocodile stop Akainu and rescue Luffy and Jinbe.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 560 (p. 11-16) and Episode 469, Jozu fight Crocodile.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 (p. 9) and Episode 92, Crocodile carries the bodies of Puppu and his crew away in a sack.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 114 (p. 9) and Episode 67, Only Ms. All Sunday knows Crocodile's identity.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 166 (p. 12) and Episode 104, Robin has been the only one who knew Crocodile's real name while the others did not.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 and Episode 92, Crocodile protects a port city in Arabasta from being plundered by a pirate crew.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 544 (p. 11) and Episode 447, Crocodile explains that the Jailer Beasts of Impel Down are "awakened" Zoans.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 566 (p. 7) and Episode 475, Doflamingo beheads Crocodile.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 541 (p. 8) and Episode 443, Recap of the Suna Suna no Mi's abilities
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 20 Chapter 177 (p. 13) and Episode 110, Crocodile uses his hook against Luffy for the first time at the start of their 1st fight.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 209 (p. 12) and Episode 126, Crocodile uses Sables: Pesado against Luffy in addition to his hook.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 570 (p. 9-10) and Episode 479, Crocodile clashes with Mihawk
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 205 (p. 10-11) and Episode 124, Crocodile attacks Luffy with his poisonous hook.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 209 (p. 10) and Episode 126, Crocodile draws a knife in place of the hook.
  30. One Piece Anime — Episode 126, Crocodile slams Luffy with his hook.
  31. One Piece Manga — Vol. 42 Chapter 400, cover story: Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works" Vol. 32, Crocodile's hook is seen intact in a regular prison.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 529 (p. 6) and Episode 430, Crocodile is seen in Impel Down.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 21 Chapter 193 (p. 12) and Episode 118, Crocodile talks about the bomb.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 207 (p. 18) and Episode 125, Crocodile talks about the timer.

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