Diez Barrels was a Marine officer who defected to become a pirate. Thirteen years ago, he was the captain of the Barrels Pirates while operating in the North Blue until he was killed by Donquixote Doflamingo during an attempt to sell the Ope Ope no Mi to the Marines. He was also the father of X Drake.
Barrels was a large, fair-skinned man with a prominent chin, pointed nose, and small ears. He had short orange hair, much like his son, that is slicked back, a predominant widow's peak, and sideburns. He wore a dark-colored buttoned shirt and a light colored pirate-style coat.
Barrels was quite naive, setting up a deal to sell the Ope Ope no Mi to the Marines. He did, however, realize the fruit's potential, despite not wanting it for himself, though he did not know of the ability to grant immortality; Doflamingo regarded him as a fool for not knowing the true value of the fruit's powers. His greed for monetary value made him focus more on retrieving the fruit when it was stolen by Donquixote Rosinante than tending to his own injuries.
X Drake is Barrels' son. When Drake was a child, he looked up to his father for being a Marine officer, and wished to emulate the man. However, when Barrels descended to piracy, he started to abuse his son physically. Drake, however, continued to see the good of his past father, and continued to follow him.
Their father-son relationship permanently broke down when Donquixote Doflamingo attacked their hideout, the pirates and Marines alike were moving against their will in an entrapped cage, Drake, the only one who was outside of the containment field, immediately fled, leaving his father behind. Barrels' last words were cursing Drake's absence in their greatest hour of need. Because of this, Drake held no grudge against Doflamingo for killing his father, showing that Barrels had ultimately lost his son's respect and love for him.
Abilities and Powers
Barrels' physical abilities are unknown, but he likely has proficient strength, as he had already made a name for himself, though he was no match for Doflamingo.
Some time in the past, Diez Barrels was a highly respected Marine Officer who married and had a son named Drake, who admired him for his work. However, for unknown reasons, he defected from the Marines and became an infamous pirate, eventually forming his own crew. He also started physically abusing his son, who chose to follow his father when seeing his goodness in the past. At some point, somehow acquired the Ope Ope no Mi. He made a deal with the Marines to meet on Rubeck Island to exchange the fruit for the large sum of 5,000,000,000. He and his crew set up their base of operations in an abandoned town on Minion Island.
One evening, as he and his crew were drinking and discussing the potential of the Devil Fruit, their hideout was attacked by Donquixote Rosinante. Barrels did not see or hear Rosinante because he destroyed the lights and used his silencing abilities. Barrels was kicked in the face and had the Ope Ope no Mi stolen. When his subordinates attempted to treat his injuries, he disregarded him and demanded that they find the Ope Ope no Mi as soon as possible.
After Doflamingo arrived on Minion Island, Barrels and his crew became trapped on the island by the young pirate's Birdcage. During the chaos, Barrels cursed his son for abandoning them in their hour of need. Doflamingo eventually made it into Barrels' hideout, and Barrels accused him of stealing the fruit, but Doflamingo rebuked this stating that if he had, we wouldn't be bothering with Barrels and chastised him for losing the fruit in the first place. Doflamingo then shot Barrels and used his corpse as a chair.
After his death, Barrels would be remembered as a disgrace to the Marines. Even his son, Drake, lost all affection for him and held no grudge against Doflamingo for killing him, though he did seemingly follow the same path as his father by joining the Marines and then become a pirate afterwards, but maintained a position in SWORD.
- His surname Diez means "ten" in Spanish.
- He shares the same English voice actor as his son.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 765 (p. 12-15) and Episode 704, Diez Barrels holds the Ope Ope no Mi, until Rosinante steals it from him.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 766 (p. 3) and Episode 705, Barrels calls for his subordinates to retrieve the Ope Ope no Mi.
- SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 78 (p. 142), Drake and Barrels' past revealed.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 767 (p. 4-6) and Episode 706, Doflamingo shoots Barrels and sits on his body.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 (p. 11) and Episode 736, Drake confirms his father died that day.