"The Fighting King" Elizabello II is the king of Prodence Kingdom. He is also a fighter who joined as a gladiator at the Corrida Colosseum to compete for the Mera Mera no Mi. He is an ally of Luffy during the Dressrosa Arc.
Elizabello is a large muscular man, with a thin beard and a very prominent chin. He has slicked back blonde hair. His lower body portion and legs are mis-proportioned to his upper body build, as they seem to be rather skinny.
He wears a large golden crown that has several thick crosses atop a studded ring. He also has a checkered cape with a furred collar. When in the arena, he wears gold boxing gloves.
Elizabello II apparently likes combat and has earned the nickname "Fighting King" for it. He seems to be very proud and arrogant as he stated that the formation formed during the Corrida Colosseum B Block match was to protect the other gladiators from him and not the other way around. However, given the destructive capabilities of his King Punch, these words were hardly empty, being more realistic than arrogant. He seemed very much unfazed when he was defeated, simply stating that he had done his part. He is quite prideful as he was annoyed when Zoro referred to him as 'the king of somewhere or other' due to forgetting the name of Prodence. Additionally, he was further aggravated when he used his full power King Punch only to blow away the rubble from Pica's stone statue form after Zoro sliced it apart.
His reason for his intense training is so he can be powerful enough to protect his people. He also wishes to form peaceful and friendly relationships with other countries.
Elizabello seems to have complete trust in his Tactician, Dagama, leaving him to decide when he should throw his strongest punch. However, he is not above beating Dagama to bring him back to his senses when the tactician's money-obsessed mentality clouds his judgement.
Riku Doldo III
Elizabello is a close acquaintance of Riku Doldo III. His reaction to Doldo's revelation was joyous as he hugged and thanked him for his strength as a ruler while lamenting the loss of his peaceful influence in modern politics. In contrast to his normally surly and aggressive demeanor, Elizabello shows great admiration for and deference to his former peer. During Doflamingo's "bird cage" game, Elizabello fought against the Donquixote Family on Doldo's behalf.
Abilities and Powers
As king of his kingdom he should have full rule over it and its inhabitants.
Elizabello has tremendous physical strength. According to Dagama, Elizabello is a natural born weapon of mass destruction due to his monstrous physical power. Elizabello's punches can easily create shock waves powerful enough to shatter a large amount of stone as shown when he could shatter the arm of Pica's gigantic golem with Chinjao. After an hour of warm up, Elizabello is at his strongest and can demolish an entire fortress with a single smash. Elizabello is also an extremely skilled expert boxer. He has great dexterity in using both arms to throw punches at high speed supplemented by his strength. In the anime, Elizabello can easily bring down a large number of Donquixote Pirates' subordinates with a barrage of rapid punches.
- The King Punch (キング・パンチ Kingu Panchi?) is Elizabello's signature technique. A punch of exceptionally concentrated strength, capable of releasing an immense amount of air pressure that can cause massive damage to his surroundings, as he was reportedly able to make a hole in an enemy fortress' wall with a single blow. It is rumored that one of his punches could even overpower one of the Four Emperors. However, such destructive power comes with a cost: Elizabello II needs to warm up for a whole hour before he can land such a devastating strike, but he is able to use a weaker version if he is not fully charged. As such, he requires his subordinates to guard him until he is ready to throw his signature attack. It is a technique that can only be used once an hour. As this drawback would render the attack impractical to prepare in an actual battle, Elizabello warmed up an hour earlier of his battles instead, relying on his tactician's advices on the best moment to throw his punch. According to Elizabello himself, the barricade his men formed is actually to protect his foes, since taking them out would mean facing the King Punch head on.
When the move was executed at the Corrida Colosseum, its power was so immense that it lit up the entire stadium with its force, sending a powerful shockwave across the area and shattering the arena. The move can also be fired at such a great speed that not even the very agile Blue Gilly, was able to land his strike before Elizabello threw his. The punch was indeed so powerful that nearly all the remaining combatants, including Bellamy and Blue Gilly, were instantly defeated; only Bartolomeo remained unharmed due to his Bari Bari no Mi defense, and were it not for his barrier, the punch would have blown away the audience behind him as well.
- Light Version: King Punch (ライト版キングパンチ Raito-Ban Kingu Panchi?): An uncharged version of the King Punch, which is weaker than the full version. However, it was still strong enough to shatter stone. It was first used against Pica, in combination with Chinjao's Kiryu Kirikugi, which shattered the stone giant's arm. In the Viz Manga, this is called Light Edition: King Punch.
At some point, he used his King Punch to make a huge hole in the wall of an enemy fortress and invaded it.
Elizabello came to Dressrosa from the Prodence Kingdom with Dagama, his tactician, to compete in the Corrida Colosseum for the Mera Mera no Mi in order to get power for his country. He was assigned to B Block. Once B Block started, he, Dagama, Tank Lepanto, and several other allies planned on ganging up on Bellamy. Dagama and some other gladiators were guarding him and attacking the other opponents in the ring, so as to prevent Elizabello from wasting his trump card on weak enemies.
After a while, most of the gladiators were defeated including Dagama. Blue Gilly, who was working for Dagama before betraying him, turned against the King along with the gladiators who were formerly helping the King. Blue Gilly noted that there was nothing quite as weak as an exposed king and that now everyone was aiming for his head. The King, however, noted that Dagama did well and that the only thing left for him to do was to throw his punch. He then said that the formation was actually to protect the other gladiators and not the other way around and then stated that there is nothing more dangerous than facing an exposed blade. While the King was preparing to throw his legendary punch, some of the spectators recalled that the King was actually able to blow away a fortress wall with a single punch and in fear of such a dangerous punch, people started clearing out of the colosseum to avoid being hit. The King then finally initiated his punch, and as he did, Blue Gilly tried to break his neck with one of his kicks. However, Blue Gilly was not able to make it in time and Elizabello was able to launch his devastating "King Punch" which not only took out Blue Gilly but every other remaining gladiator in the arena.
After Gatz took a look at the arena, he stated that nothing could have survived and was about to declare Elizabello the winner of B block's battle royale when, it is revealed that Bartolomeo was still standing, having used a barrier to protect himself from the King's destructive punch. He then then quickly used his Barrier Crash technique to take out the King, making him the winner of B Block.
He and Dagama were then supposed to receive treatment for their injuries but instead, were thrown into an underground dungeon filled with broken toys, along with some of the other disqualified participants. He attempted to break out of the dungeon using his King Punch, but it proved to be ultimately useless due to the dungeon being surrounded by earth itself instead of simple walls. After Ricky revealed himself to be the former king of Dressrosa, Riku Doldo III, Elizabello was overjoyed to see him and gave him a hug while remarking how he helped the Prodence Kingdom in the past and how there have been outbreaks of war since his disappearance.
In the underground trade port, Elizabello was transformed into a toy. While moving crates, he silently cried for someone to help him. When Sugar lost consciousness, her curse broke and the toys returned to their original forms. Elizabello later stood alongside the former slaves as Usopp was hailed as their savior.
After Donquixote Doflamingo trapped Dressrosa in his "Birdcage", Elizabello returned to the surface along with Dagama whom he obviously scolded for wanting to get the prize money that Doflamingo was offering. When he found Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, and Trafalgar Law, Elizabello II stated that he wanted to defeat Doflamingo because he owned a debt to King Riku. Therefore, he and Dagama joined forces with Luffy's group alongside the Chinjao Family, Hajrudin, Ideo, Cavendish, Ucy, Abdullah, Jeet, Blue Gilly, Orlumbus, and Suleiman. When some of the former toys came for the heads of Luffy, Zoro, and Law, the allied colosseum fighters fought them off. They later marched towards the palace and battled against Pica, who appeared as a massive stone giant. Elizabello II and Chinjao shattered Pica's giant stone hand by attacking him together.
With Pica's attack warded off, the group pressed on forward and fought through Doflamingo's troops. Pica then prepared to attack with his other arm and Zoro informed Elizabello and Chinjao that attacking Pica's stone body is useless. After avoiding Pica's strike, they were surprised to see Luffy, Zoro, Law, Abdullah, Jeet, and Ucy climbing on Pica's arm. They were also amazed when Luffy shattered Pica's stone head. When Pica's giant stone body stopped moving, Elizabello II and his allies continued on with their assault.
With Zoro fighting Pica and Sabo fighting the Marines, the colosseum fighters charged up the new King's Plateau and easily defeated the Donquixote Pirates' troops standing in their way. After reaching the second level, the colosseum fighters were confronted by five of the Donquixote Pirate officers: Dellinger, Gladius, Lao G, Machvise, and Baby 5. The colosseum fighters later banded together to create an opening for Luffy and Cavendish.
Elizabello offered some assistance to Zoro while he was battling Pica, but Zoro told him to save his King Punch for later. Elizabello conceded and together the two of them dodged yet another assault. When Pica was heading towards the Old King's Plateau in the giant Pica statue, Elizabello prepared to use his King Punch. Zoro told him to delay his attack and wait for two minutes. With Orlumbus' help, Zoro managed to reach Pica. After Zoro sliced the Pica statue and defeated Pica, Elizabello used his King Punch to destroy the rubble that was falling onto the Old King's Plateau. Elizabello was annoyed that he used his attack for just that moment as simply as a cleanup measure; however, he grumbled that since King Riku was saved, he would let it slide.
When the Birdcage started shrinking, Sai told Elizabello to wake up their fallen allies before the Birdcage could reach them. After Mansherry temporarily healed the injured, Elizabello and the other gladiators defeated the remaining Donquixote Pirates on the New King's Plateau to help the citizens flee from the shrinking Birdcage. When the Birdcage came close to the central streets, the gladiators worked together to push it back via Bartolomeo's barrier. Combined with the other efforts, they managed to stop the cage's movement for a moment before it started shrinking again. Once Luffy finally defeated Doflamingo, the gladiators witnessed the collapse of the Birdcage.
With the downfall of the Donquixote Pirates, the citizens begged Doldo to return to the throne. Elizabello encouraged his friend to become king again.
Three days after Doflamingo's downfall, Elizabello had a conversation with Doldo after he returned to the throne. Elizabello commented on how much the citizens changed after the battle with the Donquixote Pirates. He then wondered if Doldo was certain about giving the throne to Rebecca one day.
Four Emperors Saga
While traveling to the Levely, Elizabello was playing a game of chess with Doldo when Rebecca came bearing news of Luffy's exploits at Totto Land. They were alarmed when the Dressrosa–Prodence Kingdom convoy came under attack by pirates. However, the convoy was saved by Koby and Helmeppo.
After arriving at Mary Geoise, all the participants gathered in the conference room to begin the Levely, and Elizabello laughed with amusement at Beer VI's comment about Luffy causing worldwide disturbances multiple times.
- Elizabello II vs. Corrida Colosseum B Block Gladiators (except Dagama)
- Corrida Colosseum gladiators vs. Donquixote Pirates
- Elizabello II vs. Dellinger (interrupted by Hajrudin)
- Elizabello's name seems to be a cross between two major European queens names: Isabella and Elizabeth. The "II" in the end of the name can also be a reference to the current English monarch Elizabeth II.
- Oda once joked that Nami's "Happiness Punch" was more powerful than the King Punch.