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Douglas Bullet, known as the Demon Heir, is the main antagonist of One Piece: Stampede.

After serving as a child soldier in his homeland of Galzburg, he joined the Roger Pirates and was later imprisoned in Impel Down for over 20 years. He escaped during the mass breakout caused by Monkey D. Luffy and Marshall D. Teach, and plotted to become Pirate King by luring the world's most powerful people to the Pirates Festival and attempting to kill them.[1]

Appearance

Douglas Bullet is a very large and muscular man with wide broad shoulders and his hair is slicked back into a cowlick. He also has several tattoos on his left arm and a large scar on the left side of his chest.

He wears a collared buttoned shirt that is decorated with medals and insignia, some of which bear the initials "GF". He also wears a belt, pants, and boots, as well as earphones on his head and a feathery plume that goes down his back He has a massive red scar that goes down from the left side of his face to the side of his chest and upper arm.

As a young man, Bullet had a smaller frame and a very short haircut. Some years after that, he grew bigger and his hair became much longer. He lacked his scar at both of these points.[2]

Gallery

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Close-up of Bullet's face.
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Bullet's original concept art.
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Bullet's concept art from the anime.
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Bullet's shirtless concept art from the anime.
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Bullet's wanted poster.
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Bullet in his youth.
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Bullet as a young adult.
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Douglas Bullet in One Piece Thousand Storm.
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Douglas Bullet (Decisive Battle) in One Piece Thousand Storm.

Personality

Due to growing up as a soldier in war-torn childhood, Bullet values strength above all else, gaining solace in it while constantly hungering to get stronger. As strength is the only thing he cares about, he spends his time rampaging and battling everyone he encounters, fearing no one. Due to Gol D. Roger being the only person who has ever defeated him and his legendary status as the Pirate King, Bullet views the Pirate King as the strongest person in the world who can defeat anyone, and so seeks to kill the world's most powerful people such as the Worst Generation and the Four Emperors themselves in order to achieve the title. He has been shown to admire people who are stronger than him, though he still only seeks to eventually defeat them.

He views friendship and camaraderie as detrimental to his pursuit of strength, due in part to being betrayed multiple times by comrades he had made while a member of Galzforce. As a result, Bullet has a fixation on strength and individual might created from a determination to never be hurt again. Roger tried to show him that one is strongest when having friends to protect, but Bullet rejected this and sought solely to beat Roger while he was on the Pirate King's crew. Bullet later tried to prove that having friends was a hindrance when he forced Luffy to unsuccessfully protect Usopp.[1][2]

Like many other characters, Bullet has a distinctive laugh: "Kahahaha" (カハハハ?).[1]

Abilities and Powers

Overview

In terms of fighting prowess, Bullet can be considered one of the most powerful pirates in the world. He has tremendous fighting skills and experience, having fought in and survived brutal wars since infancy while engaging in highly dangerous tasks and putting his life constantly at risk on the battlefield. While a member of the Galzforce, he emerged as their strongest warrior while only just entering his teens, and it was his actions that led to a war that had been described as "never-ending" concluding when he was 14. By this point, his own allies viewed his strength to be too dangerous for them to deal with if anything went wrong, and he proceeded to wipe out all of them singlehandedly, essentially destroying an entire country by himself.

During his youth, almost no one could match Bullet in strength, and he did not meet defeat until he faced the future Pirate King Gol D. Roger.[2] Buggy equated his strength at the time with Silvers Rayleigh's, and speculated that Bullet had surpassed Rayleigh due to continuing to train while Roger's first mate retired. Bullet's threat became so significant that a Buster Call was once ordered solely to take him out, commanded by legendary Marines Sengoku and Monkey D. Garp; even still, Bullet put up an intense fight, and it took the assistance of pirates to finally overwhelm him.

After training in Impel Down for over 20 years, Bullet's strength and skills have grown even more. His strength grew to the point that Blackbeard himself refused to free Bullet to join his crew out of fear of his strength. He singlehandedly fought and effortlessly defeated nine of the Eleven Supernovas, who are among the most powerful and fearsome pirates of the modern era.[1]

Mechanical Expertise

In order to make the most of his Devil Fruit, Bullet appears to possess a vast knowledge of mechanics and technology. He's able to disassemble and reassemble a large variety of mechanical objects from a great range and assemble nearly anything he pleases into the desired construct with his mind by drawing upon his knowledge of mechanics and engineering. His knowledge is great enough to awaken his Devil Fruit in order to modify entire landscapes to suit his wishes and restructure it as a heavily advanced exoskeleton as a testament to his engineering skills.

Physical Abilities

Due to his experience in countless battles as a soldier and pirate, and continuous training during his imprisonment in Impel Down, Bullet possesses tremendous physical strength and prowess. His body has attained peak perfection from his training and he managed to reach his prime during his forties to become one of the most powerful pirates in the world. His strength is shown in his fight with the Supernovas where he was able to casually deflect Capone Bege's volley of cannon fire by casually swinging his arms, easily break past the immense defensive power of Bege's Big Father gigantic fortress golem form in single punch, and shrug off a Zoan Devil Fruit enhanced X Drake in his allosaurus form before tossing him aside. Bullet's strength is supplemented by his immense skills in hand-to-hand combat, able to overpower entire armies by himself such as the Galzforce in the past. Bullet overwhelmed the members of the Worst Generation with purely refined  brute force, taking them down with his bare hands in spite of their respective formidable Devil Fruit abilities, easily countered Luffy and Kid's respective gigantified punches, redirecting them at one another with precise timing. He was able to hold his own in a fistfight against Luffy in his Gear Fourth enhanced form and repeatedly overwhelm him.

Bullet is extremely fast, capable of moving at tremendous speeds that none of the Supernovas are capable of keeping up with. He was able to blitz Luffy before he even realized he was hit. He can also keep up with Luffy in his Gear Fourth Snakeman form. Bullet possesses monstrous durability, stamina and pain tolerance, being able to resist the most powerful attacks such as Drake violently biting him, a head-on Inga Zarashi from Urouge, and also attacks from Monkey D. Luffy in his Gear Fourth Boundman and Snakeman forms while sustaining little injuries.[1]

Rokushiki

Further information: Rokushiki

Bullet can use at least two of the Rokushiki techniques. Bullet was seen using Soru to react to Luffy's first attack and to go past Killer and Eustass Kid, knocking them against each other afterward. During his final round against Luffy in Gear Fourth, Bullet was shown using Geppo to fight airborne.[1]

Devil Fruit

Further information: Gasha Gasha no Mi

Bullet augmenting himself.

Bullet ate the Gasha Gasha no Mi, a Paramecia-type Devil Fruit that allows him to disassemble inanimate objects and reassemble them into any configuration he wants with his mind. With this power, he can form a large variety of mechanical creations, most notably creating exoskeletons to significantly augment his physical power.

Bullet has awakened his devil fruit, allowing him to disassemble objects from a greater range. With his awakening, he can essentially restructure the landscape of entire islands by assembling their features as he sees fit, and create and inhabit a colossus whose physical presence is unparalleled.[1]

Haki

Further information: Haki

Haoshoku Haki

Bullet possesses the ability to use Haoshoku Haki. He is able to release a massive burst of Haoshoku Haki that is even larger than Luffy's.[1]

Busoshoku Haki

Bullet is an extremely powerful Busoshoku Haki master. He can harden certain parts of his body to make his attacks stronger or for greater defense, and is able to cover his entire body in it and overpower the Haki of others including Luffy. He is also capable of imbuing his mechanical creations with Busoshoku Haki to increase their power.[1] Bullet can imbue massive portions of his giant robot colossus with condensed concentrations of Busoushoku Haki which have enough defensive power to withstand Luffy's Gear Fourth attacks, with witnesses shocked by the immense extent of Bullet's mastery of Busoushoku Haki.

History

Past

Bullet was born on an island in the Grand Line that had a never-ending war. His parents abandoned him as a newborn, and he was raised as a child soldier by the military force of the state of Galzburg, known as Galzforce. Along with the other young recruits, he received the title Douglas and the name Bullet. Bullet was treated as expendable, being given highly dangerous tasks and not expected to survive. He sought to earn the Medal, a reward for the person with the most feats in battle. Bullet participated so much in battle that he grew close to earning it, only for his comrades to hold him back out of resentment for his strength. However, Bullet rounded up the comrades who stood against him and successfully took the Medal. Embittered by the betrayal and deciding to never be hindered by trust or carelessness, he would go on to win the Medal year after year. By the time he was 9 years old, his strength as a child soldier had become unparalleled, and he reveled in the pursuit of strength. At age 13, he was near his limit when he found and ate the Gasha Gasha no Mi, giving him the energy to survive.

By the time he was 14, Bullet's strength and accomplishments brought the war close to an end, and his commander-turned-general Douglas Gray, who was like a father figure to Bullet, promised him a promotion into the army's elite once the war was over, where Bullet would have peace and freedom. Bullet then took part in the war's final battle, where the other side ultimately surrendered. However, Bullet's comrades, including Gray, then turned on him and tried to have him killed, viewing his strength as too dangerous. Angered again by betrayal, Bullet managed to wipe them all out in response, leaving his entire country destroyed. This scale of destruction attracted the attention of the World Government, and Bullet departed as a pirate to seek more battles.

A year later, at the age 15, Bullet challenged Gol D. Roger and lost for the first time in his life. Bullet attacked Roger several more times, only to meet the same result. Bullet grew to admire Roger, and so joined his crew as a challenger. While on the crew, he became known as the "Demon Heir" out of respect for Roger and a desire to become his successor. Two years later, he found out about Roger's illness and began having doubts about his chances of beating his captain. He also began feeling like his strength was inhibited by his loyalty to his crewmates, and so after another year challenged Roger to a final battle. Roger won once again, and Bullet left the crew. One year later, Bullet fought Crocodile and their battle ended in a draw.[2]

After Roger was executed two years later, Bullet was aimless and unsure of what to do next and rampaged through the seas, on a crusade of mindless carnage to satisfy his despair. At some point, he destroyed the town that Cidre lived in.[5] A year later, a Buster Call was summoned against Bullet, and he fought against a Marine battalion led by Sengoku and Monkey D. Garp. Pirates that Bullet had defeated came and aided the Marines, allowing them to overwhelm Bullet and imprison him in Impel Down, causing Bullet to develop a grudge against pirates and Marines alike. Bullet continued training in the prison, eventually reaching his peak 21 years later at age 43. He would then escape following Marshall D. Teach's raid on Level 6.

Soon afterward, Bullet found Buena Festa, who had been once thought dead, and the two of them acquired an Eternal Pose to Laugh Tale that the Roger Pirates had made. For the next two years, they planned the Pirates Festival, where Bullet intended to become the Pirate King by luring the world's strongest people to the Eternal Pose and killing them before moving on to the Four Emperors.[2]

One Piece: Stampede

As Festa's Pirates Festival began, Bullet lurked in his lair waiting to begin his plan. At some point, he encountered Trafalgar Law and attacked him, though the injured Law managed to escape.

In the middle of the pirate contestants' search for Roger's Eternal Pose, the floating island they were on was destroyed, sending them falling back to Delta Island. There, Bullet found Usopp with the Eternal Pose and instantly defeated him to get the treasure back. He then attempted to kill Usopp, and Usopp's captain Monkey D. Luffy attempted to stop him. After exchanging a few blows with Luffy, Bullet challenged him and the rest of the Worst Generation to a battle. Bullet began fighting all of the Supernovas save for Law and Roronoa Zoro, and was able to overwhelm them with his speed and physical power despite their usage of their Devil Fruit abilities. Luffy entered Gear Fourth: Snakeman and assaulted Bullet with a flurry of rapid attacks, but Bullet emerged from the onslaught with little damage. He then brought out his ship, the Catapult, and used his Devil Fruit ability to morph it into an Exoskeleton around him. Bullet imbued the Catapult with Busoshoku Haki and further overwhelmed the Supernovas. During this fight, he talked to them about Roger's treasure and lied that it was the One Piece. Bullet swiftly defeated the Supernovas soon afterward and prepared to kill Luffy by stomping on him, but was stopped by Usopp, who fired multiple pieces of ammunition at him. Aside from one of them growing into a plant and slightly damaging the Catapult, the shots had no effect, and Bullet attacked Usopp again.

Bullet then headed to the town on Delta Island, where he confronted the warring pirates and Marines as well as the Marine raid fleet coming to destroy the island. Bullet awakened his Devil Fruit power, allowing him to destroy the entire town, the Marine's fleet as well as the majority of the pirates' ships', and assimilate it all into a massive colossus as large as a mountain. He also used his awakened ability to morph the land around him and elevate the coast of the island to prevent escape. A group of Marine vice admirals attempted to charge at Bullet, but he easily defeated them with a single punch. Bullet stood high and mighty over everyone on the island, intent on killing every powerful person there before going to challenge the Four Emperors in his quest to become Pirate King. He also planned to assimilate and destroy the incoming Buster Call fleet to declare his supremacy against the World Government and declare himself the strongest man alive.

Sometime later, Luffy regained consciousness and attempted to attack Bullet, but Bullet easily sent him flying far away with one blow. Shortly after, Luffy tried the same thing to the same result, but the Warlord of the Sea Boa Hancock then followed up with a powerful kick to the colossus' chest. As Bullet reeled from the attack, Crocodile assaulted the colossus with a sandstorm to prevent it from reforming, with Law assisting by placing debris in the reforming part to cause further interference. Smoker and Sabo then exploited the opening by attacking it with a powerful combined attack, which blew off the colossus' right arm. Bullet had the colossus' body move down to reattach the falling arm, but the arm was unexpectedly destroyed by Rob Lucci, who had been observing from a distance, with a series of Rankyaku kicks.

Bullet was still confident that he could beat his opponents with just one arm, and Luffy flew toward him while inflating his arm to great proportions. Luffy's allies then launched a concentrated attack which destroyed most of the colossus's torso, though Bullet still managed to knock his enemies away, before preparing to counter Luffy. Bullet clashed fists with Luffy, who to his surprise, managed to physically overwhelm him, leaving the colossus in ruins. Bullet prepared to fight them in the Catapult, but the force of the attacks resulted in the rest of Usopp's shots sprouting into plants, which debilitated the Catapult and injured Bullet. Bullet and Luffy then engaged in a powerful fistfight, and after exchanging many blows, Bullet gained the upper hand. However, Luffy managed to briefly inadvertently distract Bullet by reminding him of Roger, allowing him to send Bullet crashing into the ground Bullet with Gomu Gomu no King Kong Gatling, defeating the Demon's Heir once and for all.[1]

Major Battles

Merchandise

Video Games

Playable Appearances

Trivia

  • Bullet is the second non-canon character capable of using Haoshoku Haki, the first being Naguri.
  • Bullet is the second non-canon Devil Fruit user who has awakened his power, the first being Gild Tesoro.
  • Bullet shares some similarities with Byrnndi World.
    • Both were defeated by Marines, who had the assistance of pirates, with vice admiral Garp and then admiral Sengoku in the past.
    • Both were Impel Down inmates on level six and released by the mass breakout caused by Luffy and Blackbeard.
  • Sengoku's information sheet spells his surname as "Duglas".

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 One Piece Movie 14, Bullet makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 One Piece Volume 10089.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One-Piece.com News
  4. Volume 92 - Information about Bullet is revealed.
  5. One Piece Anime — Episode 896.

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