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The Donquixote Pirates, also known as the Donquixote Family (ドンキホーテファミリー Donkihōte Famirī?), was a powerful pirate crew led by the former Warlord, Donquixote Doflamingo.[5] They used to rule the kingdom of Dressrosa as the governing body, with their captain as the king. Due to their actions and role, they are the main antagonists of the Dressrosa Arc and the Dressrosa Saga as a whole.

The crew is now disbanded after Doflamingo and the other higher-ups' defeat at the hands of the Straw Hat Pirates-Heart Pirates alliance, resulting in Doflamingo being dethroned as king and his title of a Warlord of the Sea being stripped from him. Most of the high-ranking members were arrested by Admiral Fujitora.[6]

Jolly Roger

The crew's jolly roger is a smiley being crossed out. This symbol is also used by several of Doflamingo's affiliates, such as the Human Auctioning House and the Bellamy Pirates.

Crew Members

See also the associated category: Donquixote Pirates.
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Donquixote Pirates 
Donquixote Doflamingo
Elite Officers
Trebol Diamante Pica Corazon (Vergo)  Corazon (Donquixote Rosinante)  
Trebol Army Officers
Sugar Giolla Violet 
Diamante Army Officers
Lao G Senor Pink Machvise Dellinger
Pica Army Officers
Gladius Buffalo Baby 5 
Other Officers
Monet  Kardia 
Other Members
Bellamy  Kyuin  Trafalgar Law  Lambor Bukini  ?????
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Caesar Clown  Disco  Bellamy Pirates  Homey  
Ibusu Beasts Pirates  Gran Tesoro  

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Members' Fates

  • Donquixote Doflamingo: Defeated by Monkey D. Luffy, arrested by the Marines and sent to Impel Down.
  • Trebol: Knocked himself unconscious and arrested by the Marines.
  • Diamante: Defeated by Kyros and arrested by the Marines.
  • Pica: Defeated by Roronoa Zoro and arrested by the Marines.
  • Vergo: Defeated by Trafalgar Law and killed by an explosion on Punk Hazard.
  • Donquixote Rosinante: Killed by Doflamingo prior to the storyline.
  • Sugar: Defeated by Usopp and arrested by the Marines.
  • Giolla: Defeated by Leo and arrested by the Marines.
  • Violet: Defects and rejoins the Riku royal family.
  • Lao G: Defeated by Sai and arrested by the Marines.
  • Senor Pink: Defeated by Franky and arrested by the Marines.
  • Machvise: Defeated by Hajrudin and arrested by the Marines.
  • Dellinger: Defeated by Hakuba (Cavendish) and arrested by the Marines.
  • Gladius: Defeated by Bartolomeo and arrested by the Marines.
  • Buffalo: Defeated by Kyros and arrested by the Marines.
  • Baby 5: Defects, marries Sai and joins the Happo Navy.
  • Monet: Defeated by Tashigi and accidentally killed by Caesar Clown.
  • Caesar Clown: Defeated by Monkey D. Luffy but eventually escapes.


The crew is divided into three subdivisions, with Doflamingo himself, as the captain, having complete dominance over everyone. Doflamingo's most powerful and/or trusted members are allowed to sit on seats represented by the four suits of cards: Heart, Club, Diamond, and Spade.[7] The Heart seat, after the first Corazon's abdication and the second's death,[8] was reserved for Law, though his defection and the unexpected eating of the Ope Ope no Mi made it vacant.[9] The Club, Diamond, and Spade seats belong to Trebol, Diamante, and Pica, respectively. Below these three elite officers are ten other officers, who are divided amongst the three elites, serving them in divisions that each specialize in a certain aspect for missions. These officers are in command of over 2000 soldiers, which includes the likes of Bellamy, within Dressrosa.[10]

Aside from the ten officers and three elites, there were two other officers abroad: Monet and Vergo. It is unknown which division (if any) Monet belonged to before her death, but Vergo was an elite officer similar to Trebol, Diamante, and Pica prior to his demise, as he was the first Corazon.[10] Bellamy had been offered a chance to become an officer should he win the Corrida Colosseum[11] or assassinate Monkey D. Luffy,[12] but his constant failures led to him being dismissed as a whole, with Dellinger ordered to assassinate him for his incompetence.[13]

The five people who held the titles of elite officers are well aware of Doflamingo's past as a Celestial Dragon and more or less completely understand his personality, as they have the privilege of being the closest to him.[14] Any other officers have less privilege than that, but nevertheless they have great authority and respect from their captain.[15] Any member outside of the officer tier are treated like fodder, as Doflamingo easily discarded Bellamy and his crew for constant failure and a peon was shot down for giggling at Pica's voice.

Trebol Army

The Trebol Army (トレーボル軍 Torēboru-gun?) is a subdivision of the Donquixote Pirates, led by Trebol, that specializes in missions that require users with special powers. Violet,[16] Giolla,[12] and Sugar are officers in this army. Violet eventually defected and is declared a traitor for attacking the other members when they detained Sanji. Sugar is a special officer of this army, and therefore would be ranked slightly higher than the other nine officers, as she can turn people into toys. Thus, she is the one responsible for Doflamingo being able to keep his position as king, which is why she is always protected by Trebol himself.[17]

Diamante Army

The Diamante Army (ディアマンテ軍 Diamante-gun?) is a subdivision of the Donquixote Pirates, led by Diamante, that specializes in fighting missions. Lao G, Senor Pink, Machvise, and Dellinger are officers in this army. All four officers of this division are reigning participants of the Corrida Colosseum, and is said that they have 100% victory whenever they enter. This is the only division to have four officers.

Pica Army

The Pica Army (ピーカ軍 Pīka-gun?) is a subdivision of the Donquixote Pirates, led by Pica, that specializes in commando missions. Gladius, Buffalo, and Baby 5 are officers in this army.[10]

Crew Strength

The crew's upper echelons.

The Donquixote Pirates were a very powerful crew, as their captain was a world-famous pirate, one of the Warlords of the Sea with a former bounty of Beli.png340,000,000 and ruler of the kingdom Dressrosa after having orchestrated a violent coup upon the previous regime. Doflamingo himself, along with crew members (past and present) Bellamy, Trafalgar Law, Monet, Baby 5, Caesar Clown, Buffalo, Giolla, Trebol, Senor Pink, MachviseViolet, Diamante, Pica, Gladius, Sugar, and Corazon (in secret) were all Devil Fruit ability users. In total, the number of ability users amounted to no less than 17, two of which Logia types, the most of any organization besides the Marines, and the second highest confirmed number of fruits within any pirate crew, under Kaidou's army of 500 artificial Zoan users. The crew numbered about 2000 members in total.[10] Sugar's Hobi Hobi no Mi power had been used to transform many Dressrosa citizens into toys, which made her the most important member to maintain the crew's stranglehold on Dressrosa.[18][17] The officers of the Diamante Army who represented the crew in the Corrida Colosseum specialized in fighting and were said to boast a 100% win percentage every time they competed, but all of the members ranked officer and above were said to be strong.[10]

Even as children, the four Elite Officers easily burned down an entire town.

As many as 100 people had come to request joining the crew while they were residing in Spider Miles, but left crying after two days from the severity of the training regimen that they could not keep up with, showing their recruitment attractions and high standards. The crew did not exempt children from joining, as Trafalgar Law, Baby 5, Buffalo, Sugar, and Dellinger all joined at their childhoods (with Dellinger already part of the crew even as a newborn infant), and managed to climb the social ladder in the crew to become officers, with Law even receiving personal training from three particular officers in various fields of combat and becoming a prime candidate to succeed Donquixote Rosinante as an Elite Officer, the third Corazon.[19][20][21]

The first Corazon, Vergo, would abdicate his position as Elite Officer to operate as a mole from the Marines for about fifteen years, eventually ascending to the position of vice admiral and the base commander of G-5; all while keeping his true loyalties hidden from everyone outside of his affiliates. Vergo had bouts with Law twice, a toe-to-toe bout with Sanji once, and defeated Smoker, a Logia user, with moderate difficulty. Eventually, Vergo was defeated in one shot by Law once he was no longer using his heart as a crutch.

The Donquixote Pirates were heavily involved in underworld brokering (including slavery, and the production and distribution of various types of weapons) in the New World, making them very influential. They were known to have destroyed entire towns on a whim, as stated by Baby 5. The crew also seemed to excel in teamwork, as when Baby 5 and Buffalo fought General Franky, their teamwork was near-flawless and they demonstrated great skill in using each other's powers in combat. The crew also once consisted of Trafalgar Law, a powerful pirate rookie who would go on to become a Warlord of the Sea as well, with a frozen bounty of Beli.png440,000,000, prior to him leaving due to the murder of Corazon. Law was considered by Doflamingo for a place among his four top subordinates, the Heart seat which, following the death of his brother Corazon, remained empty.[9][7]

In the early years, the Donquixote Pirates dealt in the underworld acquisition and trade of true Devil Fruits. Later, the crew collaborated with Vegapunk's former colleague and rogue scientist Caesar Clown and had him produce Artificial Devil Fruit, SMILES, to be sold in the underworld. The scientist is the only person able to produce a substance called SAD, something which Doflamingo valued greatly. They had also formed an alliance with Kaidou, one of the Four Emperors, having supplied him with SMILES for his Zoan army.[22] Having powerful allies such as these prove the Donquixote Pirates were a faction to be reckoned with. During the hostage-exchange situation, Doflamingo declared Caesar as his subordinate, thus recruiting the scientist as a full member of the crew.[23]

Doflamingo was also the king of Dressrosa which gave them a lot of resources. Being a former Celestial Dragon,[24] Doflamingo had enough connections to get a fake story printed in the newspaper, making everyone think he had abdicated his throne when in fact he was still the king,[25] and even mobilize the CP0. Upon his defeat and arrest, his title as king was revoked.

Prior to their downfall, the crew had been weakened with the deaths of Monet and Vergo, and the alliance with Kaidou had become unstable, as the Emperor had no problem with killing Doflamingo if he displeased him and Doflamingo had lost control of Caesar, the one man capable of producing SAD, the thing which was the driving force behind their alliance.[26] Along with that, Law, Baby 5, and Viola defected[27] and Bellamy had been dismissed for his repeated failure, with Dellinger assigned to eliminate him for good.[13] The crew eventually lost control over Dressrosa when Sugar fell unconscious due to Usopp.[28] After their captain's defeat at the hands of Monkey D. Luffy,[29] most of the top members were arrested,[30] thus causing the crew to disband and making their influence in the underworld null and void, making everyone who had dealings with them suffer a negative impact.[31]


Over the course of the crew's exploits as pirates and underworld brokers, they have made use of various vessels. Amongst the known ones are:

Numancia Flamingo

Main article: Numancia Flamingo

The ship used by the Donquixote Pirates when Law was with the crew.

During their voyage from the North Blue into and through the Grand Line 16 years ago, the Donquixote Pirates sailed in a standard pirate ship with a flamingo wearing Doflamingo's signature sunglasses as the figurehead, and its wings on the sides of the ship, giving an overall appearance of a giant flamingo swimming on the water surface. The sail of the front mast carries the crew's jolly roger and name.[32] It is unknown whether that ship is still in use. It is similarly unknown if this was their main ship.

SAD Tanker

The SAD tanker.

The SAD Tanker (SADのタンカー Esu-Ē-Dī no Tankā?) is a tanker used for carrying SAD from Punk Hazard to Dressrosa. It first appeared in Chapter 692 and Episode 618, when Caesar smashed into it.[33]

The tanker is a paddle-wheel driven ship with three masts. At its bow is a spherical figurehead bearing the jolly roger of the Donquixote Pirates and a safety rail. Further aft of the bow are two large domed tanks with openings at the top, radioactive symbols on the sides, and hazard stripes around their circumferences. The masts are positioned immediately in front, behind, and between the tanks. They have dark sails and at least one of them has a crow's nest with a flag at the top. On the ship's hull is the Donquixote Pirates' jolly roger, the letters SAD, and an awning that partially covers the paddle-wheels. On either side of the roof are two small spires.

The ship is partly caked with Shinokuni since it was outside at the time of the gas's release. The hull also has two holes in it due to Caesar Clown crashing through it. The bridge is a flat, multistory building with two buttress-like beams jutting out from the top. Despite its appearance, the bridge is actually quite spacious, as Law turned it into a sick bay so he could cleanse the imprisoned children of the drugs Caesar put in them.[34]


When Vergo heard that a SAD tanker was heading to Punk Hazard from Dressrosa, he caught a ride on instinct.[35] Upon learning about it, Smoker ordered his contingent to lead the children to safety and then commandeer the idling tanker.

Later, the tanker was covered by Shinokuni, but most of it was removed when Luffy's punch sent Caesar Clown crashing into it, which also put two holes in the hull. Franky was examining the ship in General Franky, when he emerged and saw Buffalo and Baby 5 in the sky. He later engaged them from the deck of the tanker. Two of the masts were destroyed during this battle.

Once the battle was over, the G-5 Marines seized the tanker in order to transport the children as well as the subordinates they had apprehended on the island. Franky was helping them repair the damaged mast, saying they should have told him sooner that the tanker was important. He said he would have moved the fight off the tanker's deck if he had known that she would be needed. Law gave the children treatment to detoxify their bodies in the bridge, which frightened Chopper. After seeing that they were all okay, he told them they would be going home. On the bridge, the children were put in the custody of Tashigi and the Marines, the latter of whom tearfully asked Nami to leave the children under her watch. Soon after, Zoro and a child asked a Marine to get some alcohol and juice from the tanker so they could have it with the food Sanji was making.[34] Later, the Straw Hats gave the tanker to the G-5 Marines so they could use her to take the children home.


The submarine next to to the Thousand Sunny.

While assaulting the Thousand Sunny, Giolla and her subordinates used a submarine. The submarine features the Donquixote Pirates' Jolly Roger and the number "08" painted on the side. It appears to be several times smaller than the Sunny.[12] It was sunk by Nami.[36]




Doflamingo about to kill Homing, marking the end of the fallen Donquixote Family.

The Donquixote Pirates were formed by Donquixote Doflamingo, who along with his brother, Donquixote Rosinante, were originally World Nobles. They lost their statuses when their father "betrayed" his title, wishing for his family to live modestly amongst commoners, which instead brought them to poverty and persecution.[24] Two years of suffering made Doflamingo awaken his Haoshoku Haki, gaining loyalty from four young knowledgeable people—Vergo, Trebol, Diamante and Pica—who granted him the Ito Ito no Mi and an ornate flintlock and acknowledged him as their king. Doflamingo then killed his father with the pistol, but was denied reentry to Mary Geoise after bringing his father's head as a tribute.[37] He escaped from the Holy Land with knowledge of its national treasure to blackmail the Celestial Dragons for his lost rights.[38][25]

Ascent to Piracy

Pica, Diamante, Vergo, and Trebol swear their loyalty to Doflamingo, marking the beginning of the new Donquixote Family.

Because he was no longer allowed to return to Mary Geoise for his father's irreversible choice, Doflamingo was forced to become a pirate while his younger brother, Rosinante, disappeared to become a Marine. Doflamingo swore to destroy the very world that his former fellow Celestial Dragons lord over. When Doflamingo returned to North Blue after escaping Mary Geoise, his four friends swore their loyalty to Doflamingo and said that no one would stand against Doflamingo, the future Pirate King, as he stood on a pile of wreckage and they bowed before him. Whatever displeased Doflamingo was swiftly and utterly destroyed by the four loyal friends, whether it was someone who offended him or a town with poorly paved streets. This left a swath of destruction and corpses in their wake, and the crew became infamous in North Blue.[37]

The Donquixote Pirates 16 years ago, minus Vergo, who was away on duty.

They then gathered a crew, with Doflamingo being the captain, while Rosinante later on became the second Corazon after Vergo retired from the position and left to join the marines as a spy for Doflamingo. Conversely, Rosinante wished to stop Doflamingo's madness, and secretly joined the Marines to spy on him.[14] 16 years ago, with the exception of Monet, Sugar, and Violet, all the other officers had already joined Doflamingo's crew. Giolla found a newborn Dellinger, a half-fish-man who was abandoned at birth, and thus adopted him and raised him to be part of the crew.[39] At this point, besides other regular pirating activities, they dealt in trade of Devil Fruits. The crew had as much as 100 people attempting to join, only to leave in tears after two days from the extreme regimen. Anyone ranked "officer or higher" were considered to be Doflamingo's family, as he lost his mother at age 8 and killed his father two years later.[15]

The Donquixote Pirates arrive at Minion Island.

Eleven years before the Summit War of Marineford, Doflamingo killed Rosinante, after his younger brother had taken a young new recruit, Trafalgar Law, away from the crew to find a cure for the Amber Lead Syndrome, which also aroused the suspicion that Marines had stopped attacking the crew since Rosinante's departure. Rosinante's treachery was later confirmed by Vergo. This incident left the Heart seat, and the title Corazon, vacant. Law, who came to admire Rosinante for all the care they shared during this six months journey, swore revenge on Doflamingo for this murder,[8] despite Doflamingo seeing Law as a brother and even reserving the title and seat Corazon for him.[9]

In the same year of Rosinante's death and Law's defection, shortly after the event, Doflamingo came across the sisters Monet (17 years old) and Sugar (9 years old), both of whom were living in a terrible environment. He rescued them from the painful lifestyles, and gave them their respective Devil Fruits one year later. The two sisters decided to lay down their lives for the very man who rescued them from a hellish place and gave them power, swearing undying loyalty to Doflamingo.[39]

Prior to the crew's departure into the Grand Line, they were approached by the Bellamy Pirates, who swore their allegiance to the crew, and were permitted to use its Jolly Roger.[40][41]

Takeover of Dressrosa

The Donquixote Pirates become celebrated heroes of Dressrosa.

Ten years ago, the Donquixote Family (as this pirate incarnation) returned to their kingdom of Dressrosa and drove out the family that replaced them, the Riku Family.[42] Viola joined the crew to save her father from Doflamingo, and went under the alias Violet.[43] With his Warlord of the Sea title that he was granted via blackmailing the World Government, Doflamingo was allowed to stay in Dressrosa legally, and became a celebrated king due to his fraudulent heroic act.[18][44] He used the location as the base of his underground brokering operations of weapons smuggling, under the codename Joker.[45] As for Vergo, he continued to climb the ranks of the Marines to provide inside assistance for Doflamingo, which included the coverup of the Dressrosa takeover, eventually reaching the rank of Vice Admiral.[46]

At some point in the past four years, Doflamingo formed a three-way alliance with the rogue Marine scientist Caesar Clown and Kaidou, in order to create SAD and SMILE artificial Devil Fruit, to create an army of Zoan class users within the New World.[47] However, needing Caesar for the SAD production and not trusting him, Doflamingo assigned Vergo and Monet to function as an intermediate and deep cover agent to monitor and protect him on his behalf to ensure his safety of his investment.[48]

Water 7 Saga

Long Ring Long Land Arc

After Bellamy's humiliating defeat at the hands of the Straw Hat captain, Doflamingo arrived and tortuously punished Bellamy and Sarquiss, and proceeded to dismiss their crew from his command due to their captain suffering such an easy defeat, falling short of the expected standards. Doflamingo then goes on about how the world should be prepared for the New Era.[49]

Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

Doflamingo participated in the Summit War of Marineford, notably battling Little Oars Jr. as well as Crocodile, after the latter rejected his offer of partnership. Law, having formed his own crew and become an infamous rookie, arrived at the end of the war in time to rescue the critically injured and traumatized Monkey D. Luffy. Law successfully escaped in his submarine with Luffy, while Doflamingo emerged from the war unharmed.

Post-War Arc

Following the war, Doflamingo, acting on orders of an upper-echelon World Government official and commanding a squad of Pacifistas, attempted to assassinate Gecko Moria.[50] However, Moria managed to escape after receiving severe wounds, leaving his ultimate fate unknown. When Doflamingo reported the escape, he was berated by the government official, but responded with amused indifference, warning the official that he was a pirate and would quit being a Warlord of the Sea as soon as it stopped being interesting.[51]

During the Timeskip

Later, Bellamy and his crew eventually entered Sky Island. Although he lost his crew, Bellamy survived,[52] and brought back a giant pillar of gold to present to Doflamingo, thus giving him another chance. Since then, Bellamy has grown greatly in strength, in the hopes of redeeming himself. He was even offered a position as an officer within the crew on the condition that he win in the Corrida Colosseum, and has become very popular within Dressrosa due to his steadfast devotion to Doflamingo.[11]

Dressrosa Saga

Punk Hazard Arc

Law revealed his rebellion against the Donquixote Pirates by attacking the SAD production room and attempted to kidnap Caesar by forming an alliance with the Straw Hats. Doflamingo ordered Vergo to brutally eliminate Law, but Law succeeded in defeating his senior and, indirectly, killing Monet. Doflamingo, in turn, sent Baby 5 and Buffalo to clean things up and retrieve Caesar, and, upon seeing that Monet failed to detonate the island's chemical weapon as ordered, decided to enter the island himself. However, Baby 5 and Buffalo were swiftly incapacitated by the Straw Hat Pirates, and then Caesar was also captured after his failed attempt to escape alone to Dressrosa.

Taking Caesar hostage, Law cut apart Buffalo and Baby 5, and left their heads on the SAD tanker's rescue raft to drift towards the incoming Doflamingo, with a Den Den Mushi to contact him. Law threatened his former captain to resign from his Warlord position to continue negotiations with Caesar as the collateral.

After his attempt to kill the G-5 Marines being thwarted by Kuzan's arrival, Doflamingo retrieved Baby 5 and Buffalo, body and head, and returned to Dressrosa.

Dressrosa Arc

In an attempt of misdirection, Doflamingo falsified his resignation from the Warlord of the Sea title,[25] and the news printed out his supposed departure, leading to a massive uproar in the kingdom and the world beyond it.[53] While the various members prepared in their own ways in the prospect of the Marines, Doflamingo gathered his top three subordinates to have them prepare for Luffy's arrival, with the Mera Mera no Mi to act as a deterrent.[7]

Many members of the crew participated in the Corrida Colosseum for that deterrent, which was offered as a prize for the champion. Bellamy also participated, but not for the prize, instead for a chance to be promoted to a higher-ranking position within the crew. Bellamy ultimately lost to Elizabello II's King Punch attack, but was given one more chance by Doflamingo, if he can assassinate Luffy. However, with little faith of Bellamy's success, Doflamingo saw him as an eyesore once again, and ordered Dellinger to prepare to eliminate Bellamy upon the expected failure to occur. Dellinger did not even wait for Bellamy to at least try to assassinate Luffy before attacking him, though Bartolomeo stopped this.

Sanji was informed by Violet, who only joined Doflamingo grudgingly to save her father, about the resignation being fake. During the trade for Caesar, he reported it to Law, who was responsible for bringing the hostage. By then, it was too late, as Doflamingo arrived to Green Bit, alongside Admiral Fujitora and his battalion of Marine soldiers.[25] In front of the Marines, Doflamingo immediately declared Caesar as his subordinate, thus drafting the rogue scientist into his crew while pardoning him of his crimes. While Caesar stood aside with the soldiers, Doflamingo and Issho partnered up (to an extent) against Law, who lost his Warlord of the Sea status for allying with the Straw Hats as equals.[23] Law was completely overwhelmed by Doflamingo, and was shot down after suffering a brutal beating.[13]

As one team of Straw Hat Pirates went into pursuit for Law, the second team with Caesar on board of the Thousand Sunny was pursued by the Big Mom Pirates, who were after the scientist.[54] The third team of the Straw Hats allied themselves with the dwarves of the Tontatta Kingdom, intending to take down Sugar and destroying the Donquixote Pirates' hold over Dressrosa.[17] Though they met with some complications, their plan ultimately succeeded,[55] and upon the toys returning to their true forms and memories returned to the citizens, Doflamingo was immediately ousted from the throne while the crew members failed to quell the rebelling citizens. Kyros then immediately took advantage of Doflamingo's distraction to decapitate him, much to Baby 5 and Buffalo's horror.[28] Buffalo attacked Kyros but was defeated in an instant and was thrown out of the window.[56] Doflamingo was still alive even after he was decapitated, turning out to be a clone made of his strings.[57]

Having lost his grip on the country, Doflamingo decided to execute his Birdcage plan, sealing off the entire island from the outside world and rearranging the landscape with Pica's powers. He then threatened the islanders into participating a bounty hunting game, on the grounds that if they kill him or the people he listed out, he would spare their lives; otherwise, he would end up killing them all.[57] While this was happening many of the former toys who fought as gladiators in the Corrida Colosseum engaged members of the crew in fierce battles. Sugar was successfully revived by Princess Mansherry's healing powers.[58] She attempted to turn Luffy and Law into toys, but was shocked unconscious by Usopp once again with help from Kanjuro.[59] Machvise would battle Hajrudin and be defeated by him, and while despite defeating Don Chinjao, Lao G would be brought down by Sai, while Baby 5 would subsequently defect and join Sai after he declared he would marry her if he won. Dellinger would eventually prevail over Ideo but was no match for Cavendish's split persona "Hakuba." Gladius is also defeated by Bartolomeo when he attempted to kill Nico Robin. Afterwards, Machvise, Sugar, Lao G, and Dellinger were brought to Giolla to be revived by Mansherry, but her plan was stopped by Leo and Kabu and she was subsequently defeated by the two. Senor Pink would then fall battling Franky which allowed him and the dwarfs to destroy the SMILE factory. Diamante would then go on to be defeated by Kyros to avenge his late wife while Pica is brought down by Roronoa Zoro when he attempted to kill King Riku and the citizens on the Plataeu.

After losing all his forces save for Trebol, Doflamingo started to withdraw his Birdcage. Later, Trebol tried to triggered an suicide explosion on the palace after hearing Law insult him and the other elite officers leaving the captain the sole member left fighting. Law was evacuated from the battle by Monkey D. Luffy who decided to face the tyrant king on his own and end his madness. Doflamingo informed Luffy that the time for the Birdcage was depleting and he better defeat him soon with that Luffy engaged Doflamingo and activate his new technique: Gear 4.

With Gear 4 activated, the battle turned to Luffy's favor who dealt several powerful blows to the Warlord of the Sea, resorting Doflamingo to use his "Awakened" Devil Fruit powers in his Ito Ito No Mi. After Luffy sent Doflamingo rocketing into the mountain with Leo Bazooka, his Gear 4 wore off leaving him immobile. Doflamingo was still undefeated and was confronted by several gladiators intent on stalling him long enough to let Luffy recover.

Meanwhile, the lower soldiers attempted to stall the citizens from reaching the plateau due to the cage retracting further. They were all defeated by the gladiators allied with Luffy. Doflamingo easily defeated them all and began contracting the Birdcage faster to draw Luffy out to him. He was then confronted by Viola whom he effortlessly beat and used his powers to force Viola's niece Rebecca to kill her. However, Viola was suddenly replaced with Luffy who having recovered used Busoshoku Haki to protect himself from her sword while breaking the weapon. It is then revealed that Trafalgar D. Water Law used his powers to switch Viola with Luffy. With no more distractions, Doflamingo then prepared to face off with Luffy again.

The end of the Donquixote Family's reign.

Law then uses his powers to get Rebecca out of harms way as Luffy and Doflamingo face off once again. Doflamingo uses his awakened powers and begins his brutal assault against the straw hat captain. He then uses Parasite to force Luffy to him, but the latter breaks free with Gear 4 and they take their fight to the sky. Doflamingo mocked him stating a mere commoner cannot defeat him as he uses Spider Web and Godthread simultaneously. Luffy counters with his King Kong Gun that, despite Doflamingo trying to counter, breaks through his defenses and slammed Doflamingo into the ground. The force was so powerful that it upturned an entire section of the city in the impact and shattered his trademark sunglasses, finally defeating the Warlord of the Sea and sent him crashing through the ground where he laid unconscious in the underground trade port. As Doflamingo's tyrannical rule came to an end, the birdcage disappeared and the citizens of Dressrosa were rejoiced with happiness as the Donquixote Pirates were finally defeated.


Later on, the Marines scoured the island searching for any member of the crew and with many of them lying unconscious, they were arrested with some being placed in seastone shackles due to many of them being Devil Fruit users (the defeated Doflamingo in this case was heavily shackled). As the Marines gathered up most of the top members of the crew, Admiral Issho apologized to the citizens for allowing Doflamingo to take power over the peaceful kingdom. Viola was pardoned as her joining was under duress, while Baby 5 and Bellamy were not seen being arrested either. Caesar, last seen on the Straw Hat's ship, remains at large, though his governmental pardon is now voided, rendering him a criminal once again.[6] Surprisingly, Kyuin has yet to be captured by the Marines as she is still in Dressrosa.

Doflamingo and most of his crew are transported towards Impel Down. However, one of the All-Stars of the Beasts Pirates, Jack, attempted to take Doflamingo back by force until he was defeated by the former marine fleet admiral Sengoku, Admiral Fujitora, and three Vice-Admirals Tsuru, Maynard, and Bastille.

Translation and Dub Issues

  • According to Rosinante's Marine registry profile in the magazine release of the chapter, the family name is spelt as "Donquijote".[14] The "j" in his family name may be an error, as it clashes with that of Doflamingo's, which has been romanized as "Donquixote Doflamingo" in his introductions[60] and wanted poster,[61] as well as other supplementary materials.[62][63] In one instance, the "j" has since also been used on the crew's sail from thirteen years ago;[64] this has been corrected in a later instance.[65]
    • In the re-release of the chapter in Volume 77, the name on his registry has been corrected, spelling as "Donquixote".
  • The name, Donquixote, is originally one word. In the English translations, it has been separated into two, Don Quixote, possibly due to the translators believing it matches the the novel character Don Quixote.


  • The playing cards theme was already used by Ace and his Spade Pirates, making the pun "Ace of Spades". Pica of the Donquixote Pirates uses the spade as a symbol too.
    • The prominent members of the Beasts Pirates and the non-canon Trump Siblings share the same theme. However, they use card's rank instead of suits.
  • This crew, along with the Rocks Pirates and Gecko Pirates, are the only known crews named after their captain's last name.
  • The Donquixote Pirates and Baroque Works shared many similarities, such as:
    • Both of their leaders were Warlords of the Sea.
    • The boss of both organizations had code names in the Underworld, as do all their higher ranking subordinates.
    • They both had princesses in their ranks, who schemed to beat their respective organization and save their country.
    • They both had members turn from being enemies into allies for the Straw Hats. (Bentham and Baby 5)
    • They both schemed on taking over a country by framing the current royalty for crimes that the respective organizations committed, while the organization were planning to act like heroes and take the former kings' position.
    • They both have members with similar abilities:
  • While the first Corazon, Vergo, is a pirate who worked undercover as a Marine, the second Corazon, Rosinante, is a Marine who worked undercover as a pirate.


  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 (p. 18-19) and Episode 151, Doflamingo makes his debut.
  2. Donquixote Doflamingo - Beli.png340,000,000
    Trebol - Beli.png99,000,000
    Diamante - Beli.png99,000,000
    Pica - Beli.png99,000,000
    Lao G - Beli.png61,000,000
    Senor Pink - Beli.png58,000,000
    Machvise - Beli.png11,000,000
    Dellinger - Beli.png15,000,000
    Gladius - Beli.png31,000,000
  3. Donquixote Pirates - Beli.png813,000,000
    Caesar Clown - Beli.png300,000,000
    Bellamy - Beli.png195,000,000
  4. Donquixote Pirates - Beli.png813,000,000
    Bellamy Pirates - At least Beli.png93,000,000
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 692 (p. 14-15) and Episode 618, The crew's name is first seen in both Baby 5's and Buffalo's infoboxes.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 792 (p. 2-15) and Episode 735, The Donquixote Pirates arrested by Fujitora.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 and Episode 629.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 749 (p. 18-19) and Episode 686, Law speaks about Corazon's past.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 695 (p. 9) and Episode 621, Baby 5 and Buffalo meet Law and rebuke him for betraying them and Joker.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 732 (p. 13-15) and Episode 664, Leo explains the Donquixote Family's hierarchy.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 636.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 714 and Episode 644.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 729 and Episode 661.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 764 (p. 14) and Episode 703, Rosinante is revealed to be a Marine Commander.
  15. 15.0 15.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 747 (p. 10) and Episode 683, Doflamingo considers the officers of his crew to be his family.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 712 (p. 3) and Episode 640, Violet is introduced as an assassin of the Trebol Army.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 731 and Episode 663.
  18. 18.0 18.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 717 and Episode 647.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 761 (p. 11-12) and Episode 700, Law (10 years old), Baby 5 (8 years old), and Buffalo (14 years old) were already part of the Donquixote Pirates.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 728 and Episode 660, Sugar (12 years old) and Dellinger (6 years old) already part of the crew as officers.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 762 (p. 2-4) and Episode 701, Dellinger (less than 1 year old) already part of the crew.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 689 (p. 16-17) and Episode 615.
  23. 23.0 23.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 713 and Episode 643.
  24. 24.0 24.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapters 722723 and Episodes 653654, Doflamingo reveals that he used to be a World Noble.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7172 Chapters 711712 and Episodes 641642, it is revealed that Doflamingo never quit the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 16) and Episode 623, Law blackmails Doflamingo.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 682 (p. 5) and Episode 608, Vergo confirms Law's betrayal.
  28. 28.0 28.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 743 and Episode 677.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 791 and Episode 734.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 792 and Episode 735.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 and Episode 736.
  32. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 732.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 692 and Episode 618, Luffy sends Caesar smashing into the SAD Tanker.
  34. 34.0 34.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 696 and Episode 622.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 672 (p. 4) and Episode 598, Vergo mentions he came from Dressrosa via the SAD tanker.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 718 (p. 14) and Episode 648.
  37. 37.0 37.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 78 Chapter 782 (p. 13-14), Trebol explains how they saw Doflamingo as their king.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 761 (p. 7-8) and Episode 700, Doflamingo explains that how he blackmailed his former compatriots.
  39. 39.0 39.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 77, Oda reveals that Dellinger was abandoned at birth and found and raised by Giolla, while Doflamingo found the sisters Monet and Sugar.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 303 (p. 5 & 7) and Episode 207, Doflamingo dismisses Bellamy and his crew.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 769 (p. 13) and Episode 708, The Bellamy Pirates approach the Donquixote Pirates.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapters 727728 and Episodes 659660, Doflamingo of the Donquixote Family returns to Dressrosa along with his crew and manages to overthrow the Riku Family.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 728 (p. 11) and Episode 660, Viola is seen in a very small flashback in which she joins the Donquixote Family in the condition that Doflamingo will spare Doldo III's life.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 18) and Episode 623, Baby 5 is shocked to tell Doflamingo that he can't come to Dressrosa ever again.
  45. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 (p. 20) and Episode 599, Law reveals Joker's identity to Luffy.
  46. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 (p. 18-19) and Episode 599, Law reveals Vergo's true identity to Smoker.
  47. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapters 697698 and Episodes 613615.
  48. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 672 (p. 2) and Episode 598, Vergo states their crew placed Monet as an agent to spy on Caesar.
  49. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 303 (p. 4-9) and Episode 207, Doflamingo arrives in Mock Town and punishes Bellamy and Sarquiss by manipulating them to attack each other for disgracing his flag.
  50. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 17) and Episode 490.
  51. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 12) and Episode 513.
  52. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 635.
  53. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapters 699700 and Episodes 628629.
  54. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 730 and Episode 662.
  55. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 742 and Episode 676.
  56. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 744 and Episode 679.
  57. 57.0 57.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 745 and Episode 680.
  58. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 774 and Episode 714.
  59. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 758 and Episodes 694697.
  60. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 682 (p. 4-5) and Episode 608, Doflamingo's romanized name is seen as he appears after the two-year timeskip.
  61. One Piece Manga — Vol. 70 Chapter 699 (p. 16), the "x" is visible in Doflamingo's wanted poster.
  62. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 338).
  63. One Piece Manga — Vol. 69-75, character profiles at the start of each volume say "Donquixote Doflamingo".
  64. One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 765 (p. 4), "Donquijote" is on the head-sail of Doflamingo's ship.
  65. One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 767 (p. 17), "Donquixote" is on the head-sail of Doflamingo's ship.

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