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Donquixote Doflamingo,[4] nicknamed "Heavenly Yaksha",[9] is the captain of the Donquixote Pirates.[14] Prior to his imprisonment[15], he was a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea with a frozen bounty of Beli340,000,000,[16] as well as the most influential underworld broker under the codename "Joker".[8][2] He is also a former World Noble, descended from the Donquixote Family.[6]

He is the first son of the late Donquixote Homing[17] and the older brother of the late Rosinante,[18] both of whom he killed out of feeling betrayed by them.[19][18] Doflamingo became the King of Dressrosa after taking the throne from Riku Doldo III eight years before the start of the series.[20] He ruled the country tyrannically until he was stripped of his positions as a Warlord of the Sea and king after he was defeated by Monkey D. Luffy near the end of the Dressrosa Arc. After Doflamingo was arrested by Admiral Fujitora along with most of his crew,[21] he was locked up at Impel Down and placed in Level 6.[22] Vegapunk later cloned Doflamingo as one of the Seraphim to replace the Warlords.[23]

Doflamingo is first introduced during the Skypiea Saga, having a minor role during its epilogue as Bellamy's superior. He is also a major antagonist in the Marineford Arc where he took part in the Summit War of Marineford and sided with the Marines, along with most of the other Warlords of the Sea, and the main antagonist of the Dressrosa Arc and the Dressrosa Saga as a whole, being the impetus for the entirety of the saga's events.[2]

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What is the significance of Donquixote Doflamingo's nickname, 'Heavenly Yaksha'? toggle section
Donquixote Doflamingo's nickname, 'Heavenly Yaksha', is a reference to mythological demons known for their dual personalities and their role as guardians of hidden treasures in Buddhist and Hindu traditions. This moniker reflects Doflamingo's dualistic character and his protective stance over concealed riches.
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What was Doflamingo's role in the Seven Warlords of the Sea? toggle section
Donquixote Doflamingo was a prominent member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. His deep ties with the World Government enabled him to manipulate his status within the Warlords, even falsifying his resignation. His bounty prior to joining the Warlords was notably the highest revealed in the series' first half. Doflamingo's disruptive behavior was evident when he caused a commotion at a Warlords meeting in Mary Geoise.
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Donquixote Doflamingo, alias Joker, became a dominant Underworld broker by forming strategic partnerships and exerting control over powerful subordinates. His main business partner was Kaidou of the Beasts, one of the Four Emperors. His authority extended over the Donquixote Pirates, Dressrosa, and Caesar Clown. Doflamingo also infiltrated the Marines with Vergo as a spy and held influence in the World Government. His Underworld dealings included trading in illegal commodities like SMILEs, slaves, high-value goods, and weapons of mass destruction.
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What is the history of the Donquixote Family that Doflamingo descends from? toggle section
The Donquixote Family, including Donquixote Doflamingo, was one of the 20 royal families that established the World Government 800 years ago. Doflamingo and his brother, Rosinante, lost their World Noble statuses when their father, Homing, gave up his title, leading to their impoverishment and persecution. Doflamingo then formed the Donquixote Pirates, earning the loyalty of Vergo, Trebol, Diamante, and Pica. They governed Dressrosa until their downfall.
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Who was Donquixote Homing and what was his relationship with Doflamingo? toggle section
Donquixote Homing, father to Donquixote Doflamingo and Rosinante, was a former World Noble from the Donquixote Family. He left his noble status and Mary Geoise behind to lead a normal life with his family. This choice resulted in two years of torment from civilians who held prejudice against his past. Tragically, Homing was killed by Doflamingo at the tender age of ten.
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Doflamingo is a very tall (standing at 10' and as a comparison taller than Kuzan as shown in their confrontation),[5] very lean and muscular man with a six pack, tan skin (fair in the manga) and blonde hair incredibly short resembles a pixie cut He generally dresses in flamboyant clothes. In reference to his animal theme, the flamingo, his clothes are brightly colored, with his large light pink feather coat most distinctly of all. Doflamingo sports a pair of curved, thin white sunglasses, which appear to serve as his eyesight with red lenses. He also walks with an odd, bow-legged waddle (though he does not always walk like this), which is also a reference to himal theme.[1]

In the manga he wears a white shirt with red stripes (early open revealing his chest), a green belt, and orange pants with white stripes. He also wears pointed black dress shoes. Originally in the anime, Doflamingo had a red shirt with black stripes, a purple belt, and black pants with red stripes. However, when he reappeared during the events of Sabaody, his color scheme was switched to its manga depiction, with the exception of his glasses. In the manga, he has orange-tinted glasses, while in the anime (pre-timeskip) he has purple-tinted ones. He is also seen often, if not always, smiling within his long tongue hanging out,[24][25]

Two years after the war, Doflamingo's outfit is somewhat less elaborate, wearing a long-sleeved plain, open shirt that has small, dark Jolly Rogers as cufflinks, a orange belt with green ropes, and pink striped pants with white patterns. However, he still wears his trademark sunglasses which have changed from purple to red lenses and dress shoes. Post-Timeskip, he drapes his feathered coat on his shoulders instead of leaving his arms in the sleeves, similar to many high-ranking Marines and pirates alike. He also now wears a golden hoop earring on each ear.[4] After his defeat by Luffy, Doflamingo wore a horizontal striped prisoner outfit.

Even as a child, Doflamingo spent most of the time wearing sunglasses, though he had not yet acquired his trademark ones. Before leaving Mary Geoise, Doflamingo wear spiral sunglasses with dark-brown lenses he wore the typical garb of the Celestial Dragons, and his hair fashioned the same style of his adult self, but also curled upwards typical of the World Nobles. After the family left Mary Geoise, his hair was changed to a simply neat and tidy in a bowl cut and his wardrobe consisted of simple fine clothes: a low-neck button-up shirt with black striped and a frilled cravat.[26] However, due to the harsh life on the run from angry citizens, Doflamingo's appearance started to turn more disheveled;[17] in a depiction, his shirt and hair grew messier and unkempt, going barefoot, sitting on a tattered chair near palm trees, smoking a cigarette.[27]

At age 10, after gaining loyalty from his four closest childhood friends, he changed out of his tattered noble clothes for a simpler, yet cleaner, black shirt, and white shorts.[28] From this point onward, Doflamingo began to look more threatening. He eventually took on the appearance of a mob boss, wearing a black coat like a cloak over a pale lavender shirt with an unbuttoned collar, bole-colored shorts. His hair took on a spiky appearance, and he replaced his ordinary sunglasses with the trademark pair with spiral-shaped red lenses that he has now.[29]

At age 17, his hair was longer than it is currently, he had two earrings on his left ear, and he sported a pair of goggles that he wore on his forehead. In addition, he also wore sunglasses similar to the ones he wears today, but they had a different temple design and his signature feathered mantle.[30]

At age 25, when Law first came to him requesting membership in the crew, Doflamingo seemed to have done away with the goggles, but otherwise seemed the same in appearance;[31] he wore a black dress shirt with a red tie and white pants with a bright red design, with his signature mantle over it,[32] At age 28, during his trip to Minion Island he briefly wore a blood-red double-breasted suit with yellow-gold buttons, with matching blood-red dress pants and shoes, a pair of (dark green in the anime, black in the manga) gloves and changed his sunglasses to the ones he wears currently.[33]

By the time he was 31, he had his hair cut down to the current length. Currently, after his defeat at Dressrosa, Doflamingo now has Seastone shackles on his arms, legs, and entire chest, while chained to the floor of Tsuru's ship, he is also wearing a standard Impel Down prison uniform, with a few white bandages on his forehead as well. He was also given a new set of sunglasses.[34]


Main Series[]

Doflamingo Purple Sunglasses
Close up of Doflamingo's face with purple sunglasses.
Doflamingo's Wanted Poster
Doflamingo's wanted poster.
Donquixote Doflamingo Post Timeskip Manga Color Scheme
Doflamingo's post timeskip color scheme in the manga.
Doflamingo Full Appearance
Doflamingo's full appearance in the manga.
Donquixote Doflamingo at Age 8 as a World Noble
Doflamingo at age 8, before leaving Mary Geoise.[17]
Donquixote Doflamingo at Age 8
Doflamingo at age 8, after leaving Mary Geoise.
Donquixote Doflamingo at Age 10
Doflamingo at age 10.[17]
Doflamingo as a Mobster
Doflamingo after becoming king of the new Donquixote Family.[29]
Doflamingo As a Child
Doflamingo as a young boy.
Donquixote Doflamingo at Age 17
Doflamingo at age 17.[30]
Donquixote Doflamingo at Age 25
Doflamingo at age 25.[31]
Donquixote Doflamingo at Age 28
Doflamingo at age 28.[35]
Donquixote Doflamingo at Age 31
Doflamingo at age 31.[36]
Doflamingo's Original Anime Color Scheme
Doflamingo's outfit during the Jaya Arc.
Doflamingo's Original Digitally Colored Manga Color Scheme
Doflamingo's outfit during the Jaya Arc in the Digitally Colored Manga.
Doflamingo's Summit War Saga Outfit
Doflamingo's Summit War Saga Outfit.
Donquixote Doflamingo as an Impel Down Prisoner
Doflamingo's prisoner outfit after the Dressrosa Arc.

Video Games[]

Doflamingo Adventure Island
Doflamingo in One Piece Film Dice Game Adventure Island.
Doflamingo Unlimited Cruise
Donquixote Doflamingo One Py Berry Match
Doflamingo in One Py Berry Match.
Doflamingo Super Grand Battle X
Doflamingo Pirate Warriors 3
Dokkan Battle Doflamingo
One Piece Burning Blood Donquixote Doflamingo (Artwork)
Doflamingo in One Piece: Burning Blood.
One Piece Burning Blood Duel Donquixote Doflamingo (Artwork)
Doflamingo (Duel) in One Piece: Burning Blood.
Doflamingo Burning Will
Doflamingo in One Piece: Burning Will.
Doflamingo Thousand Storm
Doflamingo in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Doflamingo Marineford Thousand Storm
Doflamingo's Marineford suit in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Doflamingo Formal Thousand Storm
Doflamingo's formal suit in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Doflamingo Minion Island Thousand Storm
Doflamingo's Minion Island costume in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Doflamingo Spider Miles Thousand Storm
Doflamingo's Spider Miles costume in One Piece Thousand Storm.
Doflamingo Jumputi
Doflamingo in Jumputi Heroes.
Doflamingo Pirate Warriors 4
Monster Strike Doflamingo
Doflamingo in Monster Strike.


Doflamingo as a Female
Oda's depiction of Doflamingo as a female.
Doflamingo Anime Concept Art
Doflamingo's concept art from the anime.
Donquixote Doflamingo One day
Doflamingo's portrait in One day.
Log Doflamingo
Doflamingo's attire from One Piece Log Collection.
Shinjidai no Saga
Doflamingo on the cover of the disc One Piece Nippon Judan! 47 Cruise CD.
Aku no Charisma
Doflamingo on the cover of the disc One Piece Island Song Collection.
Doflamingo's Wanted Poster in Stampede
Doflamingo's wanted poster as seen in One Piece: Stampede.
Doflamingo Everyday
Doflamingo in One Piece Everyday.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 (p. 18-19) and Episode 151, Doflamingo makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 (p. 19) and Episode 599, Doflamingo's identity is revealed by Law to Luffy.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 761 (p. 7-8) and Episode 700, Doflamingo reveals he retains the privileges of the Celestial Dragons by extorting his knowledge of a sacred artifact.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 682 (p. 6) and Episode 608, Doflamingo's romanized name is seen as he appears after the two-year timeskip.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 699 (p. 10) and Episode 625, Kuzan reveals to Smoker that Doflamingo is a former king of Dressrosa.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapters 722723 (p. 18-19, 10) and Episodes 653654, Doflamingo reveals that he was a World Noble, but ceased being one.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0266), Information about Doflamingo is revealed.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 664 (p. 8) and Episode 589, Doflamingo is first mentioned as "Joker" by Caesar.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 (p. 13) and Episode 629.
  10. 10.0 10.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 (p. 100), Doflamingo's age and height are revealed.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 117), Doflamingo's profile after timeskip is revealed.
  12. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 75 (p. 162), Doflamingo's age after timeskip is revealed.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 5) and Episode 151, Doflamingo's bounty is revealed.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 692 (p. 13-14) and Episode 618, The crew's name is first seen in both Baby 5's and Buffalo's infoboxes.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 6, 8-9) and Episode 746, Doflamingo is chained to a prison cell in a Marine ship.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 5) and Episode 151, Doflamingo's former bounty is revealed.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 763 and Episode 702, Doflamingo has a nightmare of his past.
  18. 18.0 18.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 749 (p. 17) and Episode 686, Law tells Luffy about Corazon (Rosinante).
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 747 (p. 10) and Episode 683, Doflamingo mentions how his parents died.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 721 and Episode 651.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 792 (p. 2-15) and Episode 735, Issho arrests the Donquixote Pirates.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 906 (p. 15-16) and Episode 885.
  23. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1086 (p. 10).
  24. One Piece Anime — Episode 151, The first anime colors of Doflamingo differs from the manga version.
  25. One Piece Anime — Episode 398, The majority of Doflamingo's color scheme is changed to match the one presented in the manga.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 760 (p. 12-13) and Episode 699, Doflamingo reminiscences his past.
  27. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 63 (p. 80), Doflamingo is drawn as a child.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 78 Chapter 782 (p. 4-5, 13-14) and Episodes 723724, Trebol explains about Doflamingo's past.
  29. 29.0 29.1 One Piece Anime — Episode 724.
  30. 30.0 30.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 (p. 14) and Episode 0, Doflamingo is seen at Gol D. Roger's execution.
  31. 31.0 31.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 752 (p. 16) and Episode 690, Doflamingo and his executive officers are first encountered by Law.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 762 (p. 7) and Episode 701, Doflamingo is seen without his trademark sunglasses as he is sleeping.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 766 (p. 14) and Episode 705, Doflamingo appears on Minion Island.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 6, 8-9) and Episode 746, Doflamingo is chained to a prison cell in a Marine ship.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 767 (p. 7-15) and Episode 706, Doflamingo kills Rosinante.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 727 and Episode 659, Doflamingo coups Dressrosa

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