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An epithet (通り名 Tōrina?) is a title attributed to a person, usually based off of the thing that leaves the greatest impact about them, be it their deeds, personality, or physical traits. In the One Piece universe, most of the pirates have them and many Marines have one. Usually these titles are granted to pirates by the World Government when they are assigned bounties to make them more well known to the world, though there are exceptions. Some pirates are already known by an established epithet prior to being marked down for being wanted. Code names are also included in this list.


Straw Hat Pirates

  • Monkey D. Luffy: "Straw Hat" (麦わらのルフィ Mugiwara no Rufi?, for his prized straw hat that he received from his role model, Shanks.)
  • Roronoa Zoro: "Pirate Hunter" (海賊狩り Kaizoku Gari?, for his fame as a powerful bounty hunter prior to joining the crew, and the nickname still stands.)
  • Nami: "Cat Burglar" (泥棒猫 Dorobō Neko?, for her sneaky thieving skills.)
  • Usopp:
  • "Sogeking" (そげキング Sogekingu?, an alias and a split personality, this is his recorded name on the wanted poster.)
  • "King of the Snipers" (狙撃の王様 Sogeki no Ō-sama?, the epithet for Sogeking, for his great marksmanship.)
  • "Miss All Sunday" (ミス・オールサンデー Misu Ōru Sandē?, her codename for Baroque Works.)
  • "Devil Child" (悪魔の子 Akuma no Ko?, for her ability to read Poneglyphs, leading to the misinterpretation that she wants to destroy the world; possibly also due to being the only survivor of the "Ohara Demons".)
  • "Franky" (フランキー Furankī?, his new name, after discarding his original to hide his identity.)
  • "Cyborg" (鉄人 Saibōgu?, for his self-modifications into a cyborg.)
  • "Humming" (鼻唄 Hanauta?, for his singing while striking with his sword.)
  • "Soul King" (ソウルキング Souru Kingu?, for his fame as a singer and his undead appearance.)


Note: Former Shichibukai Crocodile, Jinbe and Marshall D. Teach are not part of this list.

  • "Tyrant" (暴君 Bō-kun?, for his vicious tyranny of crushing everything in front of him.)
  • "PX-0" (ピーエックス・ゼロ Pii-Ekkusu Zero?, for being the prototype Pacifista.)
  • "Pirate Empress" (海賊女帝 Kaizoku Jotei?, as an "empress" and a "pirate".)
  • "Snake Princess" (蛇姫 Hebihime?, her title as ruler of the Kuja tribe.)
  • Trafalgar Law: "Surgeon of Death" (死の外科医 Shi no Gekai?, because of his Devil Fruit's ability to split up and reassemble objects and people, and his status as a doctor.)

Blackbeard Pirates

  • Marshall D. Teach: "Blackbeard" (黒ひげ Kurohige?, for his black beard.)
  • Van Augur: "The Supersonic" (音越 Otogoe?, for his great marksmanship and speed.)
  • Jesus Burgess: "The Champion" (チャンピオン Chanpion?, for his champion wrestling skills.)
  • Doc Q: "Grim Reaper" (死神 Shinigami?, due to the scythe he wields in battle.)
  • Shiliew: "of the Rain" (雨のシリュウ Ame no Shiryū?, reason unknown.)
  • Sanjuan Wolf: "Colossal Battleship" (巨大戦艦 Kyodai Senkan?, for his colossal size.)
  • Avalo Pizarro: "Corrupt King" (悪政王 Akusei-Ō?, possibly for his kingly, medieval look, it is unknown why he is "corrupt".)
  • Vasco Shot: "Mighty Drinker" (大酒のバスコ・ショット Ōzake no Basuko Shotto?, for his love of drinking.)
  • Catarina Devon: "Crescent Moon Hunter" (若月狩り Mikazuki Gari?, reason unknown.)

Sun Pirates

  • Fisher Tiger: "The Adventurer" (冒険家 Bōkenka?, for his fame as an adventurer prior to becoming a pirate.)
  • Jinbe: "Knight of the Sea" (海侠 Kaikyō?, for his honorable and knight-like ways.)
  • Arlong: "The Saw" (ノコギリのアーロン Nokogiri no Āron?, for his saw-like nose.)

Roger Pirates

Note: Shanks and Buggy are not part of this list.

  • "Pirate King" (海賊王 Kaizoku-Ō?, for his ultimate fame.)
  • "Gold Roger (ゴールド・ロジャー Gōrudo Rojā?, a misinterpretation of his name on the World Government's behalf.)
  • "Dark King" (冥王 Mei-Ō?, reason unknown.)
  • "Right Hand of the Pirate King" (海賊王の右腕 Kaizoku-Ō no Migiude?, for being First Mate of Roger's crew.)

Buggy Pirates

Note Mr. 3 is not part of this list.

  • Buggy: "The Clown" (道化のバギー Dōke no Bagī?, for his big red nose like that of a clown's.)
  • Alvida: "Iron-Mace" (金棒 Kanabō?, for her iron mace weapon.)
  • Mohji: "The Beast Tamer" (猛獣使い Mōjū Tsukai?, for his lion taming.)
  • Cabaji: "The Acrobat" (曲芸 Kyokugei?, for his acrobatic skills.)

Red Hair Pirates

  • Shanks: "Red-Hair" (赤髪のシャンクス Akagami no Shankusu?, for his red hair.)

Whitebeard Pirates

Note: Marshall D. Teach is not part of this list.

  • "Whitebeard" (白ひげ Shirohige?, for his white mustache. There is no distinction in the Japanese language between a beard and a mustache. There is only one blanket term for facial hair.)
  • "The Strongest Man in the World" (世界最強の男 Sekai saikyō no otoko?, for being the only one to ever tie in a fight with the pirate king, who is now deceased.)
  • "Man closest to One Piece" (ワンピースに最も近い男 Wan Pīsu ni mottomo chikai otoko?, for being the the only one to be a rival to the Pirate King.)
  • Marco: "Phoenix" (不死鳥マルコ Fushichō Maruko?, for his Mythical Zoan Devil Fruit.)
  • Portgas D. Ace: "Fire Fist" (火拳のエース Hiken no Ēsu?, for his Hiken technique.)
  • Jozu: "Diamond" (ダイヤモンド・ジョズ Daiyamondo Jozu?, for his diamond body.)
  • Vista: "Flower Sword" (花剣 Kaken?, for his skill in swordsmanship; in the anime, flower petals appear when he fights, going along with his nickname.)
  • Atmos: "Water Buffalo" (水牛 Suigyū?, reason unknown, possibly his horned helmet.)

Whitebeard's Allies

Note: Jinbe and Monkey D. Luffy are not part of this list.

  • Doma: "Bohemian Knight" (遊騎士 Yū Kishi?, reason unknown.)
  • McGuy: "Thunder Lord" (雷卿 Raikyō?, for his electricity based sword.)
  • Squardo: "Maelstrom Spider" (大渦蜘蛛 Ō Uzu Gumo?, reason unknown, possibly due to his forehead tattoo.)
  • Whitey Bay: "Ice Witch" (氷の魔女 Kōri no Majo?, for her ice theme and ease of navigation over iced waters.)

The Eleven Supernovas

Note: Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro and Trafalgar Law are not part of this list.

  • Capone Bege: "Gang" (ギャング Gyangu?, for his command over a gang of mafia-like pirates.)
  • Jewelry Bonney: "Big Eater" (大喰らい Ō Gurai?, for her gluttony.)
  • Basil Hawkins: "The Magician" (魔術師 Majutsushi?, for his voodoo and fortune telling abilities.)
  • Eustass Kid: "Captain" (キャプテン Kyaputen?, for being Captain of the Kid Pirates. It was also the epithet of the real life Captain Kidd.)
  • Scratchmen Apoo: "Roar of the Sea" (海鳴り Umi Nari?, for his sound-based abilities.)
  • X Drake: "Red Flag" (赤旗 Aka Hata?, reason unknown.)
  • Killer: "Massacre Soldier" (殺戮武人 Satsuriku Bujin?, by being responsible for a high number civilian casualties.)
  • Urouge: "Mad Monk" (怪僧 Kai Sō?, for being a monk-themed pirate.)

Impostor Straw Hat Pirates' and Recruits

  • "Three Tongued" (三枚舌のデマロ・ブラック Sanmai-jita no Demaro Burakku?, for his deceptive methods of recruitment.)
  • "Straw Hat Luffy" (麦わらのルフィ Mugiwara no Rufi?, taken from the real Luffy for impersonating purposes.)
  • Caribou: "Wet-Haired" (濡れ髪のカリブー Nuregami no Karibū?, for his tendency to lick his hair.)
  • Coribou: "Blood-Splatterer" (返り血のコリブー Kaerichi no Koribū?, for his fame of killing Marines.)
  • Lip Doughty: "Service" (リップ・”サービス”・ドウティ Rippu "Sābisu" Douti?, for the pun on his name.)
  • Albion: "Gashed" (深手のアルビオン Fukade no Arubion?, for his injured head.)

Other Pirates

  • Spiel: "the Hexagon" (六角のシュピール Rokkaku no Shupīru?, for the shape of his face.)
  • Kuro:
  • "of a Hundred Plans" (百計のクロ Hyakkei no Kuro?, for his brilliant planned attacks.)
  • "Kurahadol" (クラハドール Kurahadōru?, his pseudonym as a butler.)
  • Zeff: "Red-Leg" (赫足のゼフ Aka Ashi no Zefu?, for his kicks leave blood on his legs.)
  • Don Krieg:
  • "Pirate Admiral" (「海賊艦隊」提督 首領・クリーク Kaizoku Kantai Teitoku Don Kurīku?, for his Pirate Armada.)
  • "Foul Play" (ダマシ討ちのクリーク Damashi Uchi no Kurīku?, for his deceptions.)
  • Pearl: "The Iron Wall" (鉄壁のパール Teppeki no Pāru?, for his near unbreakable defense.)
  • Gin: "Man-Demon" (鬼人のギン Kijin no Gin?, for his cruelty and mercilessness to his opponents; called "Diablo" in the 4Kids dub.)
  • Yorki: "Calico" (キャラコ Kyarako?, reason unknown.)
  • Dorry: "The Blue Ogre" (青鬼のドリー Aooni no Dorī?, for a blue spiral he can release with his attacks.)
  • Brogy: "The Red Ogre" (赤鬼のブロギー Akaoni no Burogī?, for a red spiral he can release with his attacks.)
  • Wapol: "Tin-Plate" (ブリキのワポル Buriki no Waporu?, for his metal-eating abilities.)
  • Masira: "Salvage King" (サルベージ王 Sarubēji-Ō?, for his salvaging skills.)
  • Shoujou: "Sonar King" (海底探索王 Kaitei Tansaku-Ō?, for his sonar-like voice.)
  • Roshio: "The Executioner" (処刑人 Shokei-nin?, reason unknown.)
  • Bellamy:
  • "The Hyena" (ハイエナのベラミー Haiena no Beramī?, for his scavenging of other pirates' treasure is similar to that of a hyena.)
  • "The Big-Time Rookie" (大型ルーキー Ōgata Rūkī?, for his so-called big bounty.)
  • Sarkies: "Big Knife" (ビッグナイフ・サーキース Biggu Naifu Sākīsu?, for his "Big Knife".)
  • Foxy: "The Silver Fox" (銀ギツネのフォクシー Gin-gitsune no Fokushī?, for his deceptive and cheating nature. Also for his fox like appearance and reference to his name.)
  • Pickles: "Tackle Machine" (タックルマシーン Takkuru Mashīn?, for his tackling attacks.)
  • Chesskeepa: "Hanger-on" (スネかじりのチェスキッパ Sunekajiri no Chesukippa?, reason unknown.)
  • Absalom: "of the Graveyard" (墓場のアブサロム Hakaba no Abusaromu?, for his leadership over the Zombies of Thriller Bark.)
  • Perona: "Ghost Princess" (ゴーストプリンセス Gōsuto Purinsesu?, for her princess-like demeanor and ghost-manipulating powers.)
  • Lola: "Marriage Proposal" (求婚のローラ Kyūkon no Rōra?, for her repeatedly attempts to propose for a marriage.)
  • Shiki:
  • "Golden Lion" (金獅子のシキ Kinjishi no Shiki?, for his resemblance to a lion in gold color.)
  • "The Flying Pirate" (空飛ぶ海賊 Sora Tobu Kaizoku?, for his ability to fly.)
  • Scotch: "Iron Boy" (アイアンボーイ Aian Booi?)
  • Charlotte Linlin: "Big Mom" (ビッグ・マム Biggu Mamu?, for her enormous size.)
  • Gyro: "Crab-Hand" (蟹手のジャイロ Kanite no Jairo?, for his metallic pincer gauntlet on his left hand.)
  • Wadatsumi: "Onyudo" (大入道 Ōnyūdō?, for his appearance.)
  • Zeo: "Noble of Fishman District" (魚人街の貴族 Gyojin-gai no Kizoku?, self-proclaimed, for being a prideful resident of Fishman District.)

Baroque Works

Note: Nico Robin is not a part of this list.

  • "Mr. 0" (ミスター・ゼロ Misutā Zero?, his codename for Baroque Works.)
  • "King of the Desert" (砂漠の王 Sabaku no Ō?, called so by the citizens of Alabasta, for his sand based powers.)
  • "Mr. 1" (ミスター・ワン Misutā Wan?, his codename for Baroque Works.)
  • "Killer" (殺し屋 Koroshiya?, for his occupation as an assassin.)
  • Paula: "Miss Doublefinger" (ミス・ダブルフィンガー Misu Daburufingā?, her codename for Baroque Works.)
  • Bentham: "Mr. 2 Bon Kurei" (ミスター・ツー ボン・クレー Misutā Tsū Bon Kurē?, his codename for Baroque Works.)
  • Galdino: "Mr. 3" (ミスター・スリー Misutā Surī?, his codename for Baroque Works.)
  • Igaram:
  • "Mr. 8" (ミスター・エイト Misutā Eito?, his codename for Baroque Works.)
  • "Igarappoi" (イガラッポイ Igarappoi?, his alias in Baroque Works before getting his codename.)

Sky Island Residents

  • Wiper: "Berserker" (戦鬼ワイパー Senki Waipā?, for his berserk skills.)
  • Gan Fall: "Sky Knight" (空の騎士 Sora no Kishi?, for his knighthood in the Sky Island.)
  • Calgara: "Shandora's Demon" (シャンドラの魔物 Shandora no Mamono?, for his blind rage at battle.)
  • Nola: "Master of the Sky" (空の主 Sora no Nushi?, for being a fearsome creature that attacks everything in her sight.)

God's Warriors

  • Enel: "God" (神・エネル Goddo Eneru?, his status over Skypiea.)
  • Ohm: "Sky Breeder" (スカイブリーダー・オーム Sukai Burīdā Ōmu?, for breeding Holy.)
  • Gedatsu: "Sky Boss" (空番長ゲダツ Sora Banchō Gedatsu?, for his status as priest.)
  • Shura: "Sky Rider" (スカイライダー・シュラ Sukai Raidā Shura?, for riding his monster bird, Fuza.)
  • Satori: "of the Forest" (森のサトリ Mori no Satori?, for his domain in the forest.)

World Government


Note: X Drake is not a part of this list.

  • Morgan: "Axe-Hand" (斧手のモーガン Onote no Mōgan?, for his axe hand.)
  • Fullbody:
  • "Iron Fist" (鉄拳のフルボディ Tekken no Furubodi?, for his iron knuckles on one hand; replaced by another epithet later.)
  • "Double Iron Fist" (両鉄拳のフルボディ Ryōtekken no Furubodi?, for his iron knuckles on both hands; replaces his original epithet.)
  • "Hypnotist" (催眠術師 Saimin-jutsushi?, for his "hypnotic" powers.)
  • "One-Two" (1・2のジャンゴ Ichi Ni no Jango?, for his hypnotic catchphrase.)
  • "Double Crosser" (寝返りのジャンゴ Negaeri no Jango?, for his defection from the Black Cat Pirates, used as a Marine.)
  • Tsuru: "The Great Tactician" (大参謀 Dai-Sanbō?, for her tactics.)
  • Sengoku:
  • "The Buddha" (仏のセンゴク Hotoke no Sengoku?, for the Daibutsu (a giant Buddha) like appearance he gains in his giant form.)
  • "The Resourceful General" (智将 Chishō?, for his masterful strategist reputation.)
  • "The Fist" (ゲンコツのガープ Genkotsu no Gāpu?, for the use of his powerful fists.)
  • "Hero of the Marines" (海軍の英雄 Kaigun no Eiyū?, for cornering Gol D. Roger on multiple occasions.)
  • Attach: "Flaming" (炎のアタっちゃん Honoo no Atatchan?, for his catchphrase "Fire!".)


  • Kaku: "Mountain Wind" (山風 Yamakaze?, for his incredible jumping abilities.)
  • Nero: "The Sea Weasel" (海イタチ Umi Itachi?, for his weasel-like appearance and the sound he makes.)
  • Funkfreed: "Elephant Sword" (象剣 Zou-ken?, for being a sword able to turn into an elephant.)
  • Fukuro: "The Silent" (音無しのフクロウ Otonashi no Fukurō?, for being silent (which he is not).)

Other Epithets

  • "Witch" (魔女 Majo?)
  • "Doctorine" (ドクトリーヌ Dokutorīnu?)
  • "Revolutionary" (革命家 Kakumeika?, for his leadership in the Revolutionary Army.)
  • "The Most Wanted Criminal in the World" (世界最悪の犯罪者 Sekai saiaku no Hanzaisha?)
  • Baskerville: "Three-headed" (三つ首のバスカビル Mitsukubi no Basukabiru?)
  • Ryuma: Ryuma de King (リューマ・ド・キング Ryūma do Kingu?, for his master swordsmanship and for slaying a dragon.)
  • Oars:
  • "The Devil" (魔人 Majin?, for his extreme brutality.)
  • "The Continent-Puller" (国引き Kunihiki?, for his extreme strength and legend.)
  • Jigoro: "of the Wind" (風のジゴロウ Kaze no Jigorō?, reason unknown.)
  • Duval: "Iron Mask" (鉄仮面のデュバル Tetsu Kamen no Dyubaru?, for the iron mask he wore.)
  • Emporio Ivankov:
  • "Miracle Person" (奇跡の人 Kiseki no Hito?, for performing miracles.)
  • "Queen" (女王 Jo-Ō?, for his status over Kamabakka Kingdom.)
  • "Okama King" (オカマ王 Okama Ō?)
  • Shirahoshi: "Mermaid Princess" (人魚姫 Ningyo Hime?, for her status as princess of the Ryugu Kingdom and for being a mermaid, as well as inheriting the legendary Mermaid Princess' ability to command Sea Kings.)
  • Neptune:
  • "God of the Sea" (海神 Kaishin?, for status as king of Fishman Island.)
  • "Great Knight of the Sea" (海の大騎士 Umi no Dai-kishi?)
  • Kinemon: "Foxfire" (狐火の錦えもん Kitsune-bi no Kin'emon?, for his Kitsunebiryu way of fighting which allows him to use and cut fire.)
  • Yeti Cool Brothers: "Killers of the Snowy Mountain" (雪山の殺し屋 Yukiyama no Koroshiya?, reason unknown.)
  • Smoothie: "Rebar" (鉄筋のスムージ Tekkin no Sumuuji?)
  • Fen Bock: "of the Gourd" (瓢箪フェン・ボック Hyoutan Fen Bokku?)
  • Chappe: "Rope-Tugging" (綱引きのチャッペ Tsunahiki no Chappe?)

Filler Only

  • Eric Dow: "King" (キング Kingu?, reason unknown.)
  • Dick: "The Mountain Whale" (山鯨のディック Yamakujira no Dikku?, reason unknown.)
  • Woonan: "Great Gold Pirate" (黄金の大海賊 Ōgon no Dai Kaizoku?, for his legendary treasure.)
  • Danny, Denny, and Donny: "Hyena Three" (ハイエナ三人衆 Haina Sanninshū?)
  • Billy: the Orca Killer (鯱殺しのビリー Shachi Goroshi no Birī?, for chopping a killer whale with a sword.)
  • Galley: "of the Crescent-Moon" (三日月のギャリー Mikazuki no Gyarī?, for his crescent-moon-shaped mustache.)
  • Shutai: "The Lizard" (トカゲのシュウタイ Tokage no Shūtai?, for his lizard-like face.)
  • Daddy Masterson: "The Father" (子連れのダディ Kozure no Dadi?, for the devotion to his daughter, Carol.)
  • Eric: "The Whirlwind" (旋風のエリック Tsumujikaze no Erikku?, for his wind cutting nails.)
  • Simon: "the Supernatural" (神懸りのサイモン Kamigakari no Saimon?)
  • Din: "Blue-winged" (青い翼のディン Aoi Tsubasa no Din?)
  • Zabal: "Crimson" (紅蓮のザバル Guren no Zabaru?)
  • Gad: "The Whirling Tide" (渦潮のガド Uzushio no Gado?)
  • Niphtal: "Dreaming" (夢見のニフタル Yumemi no Nifutaru?)
  • Heaby: "The Poisonous Snake" (毒蛇のヘビー Dokuja no Hebī?, for his snake-like features, as well as his extendable whip-like sword.)
  • Hotdog: "The Mad Dog" (狂犬のドッグ Kyōken no Doggu?)
  • Gasparde: "General" (将軍 Shōgun?)
  • Bigalo: "The Hanged Man" (縛り首のビガロ Shibarikubi no Bigaro?, reason unknown.)
  • Shuraiya Bascùd: "Pirate Executioner" (海賊処刑人 Kaizoku Shokeinin?, for killing many pirates.)
  • Toma: "Light-speed Swordsman" (光速の剣士 Kōsoku no Kenshi?)
  • Bismarck: "Steel Knight" (鋼鉄の騎士 Kōtetsu no Kishi?)
  • Puzzle: "Phoenix" (不死鳥のパズール Fushichō no Pazūru?, for his ability to keep standing up to fight.)
  • Kanpachino and Brindo: "Love Hunter" (愛狩人 Aikaribito?, reason unknown, possibly for their brotherly bond.)


  • Epithets were used by pirates in the real world to hide their identities often in order to protect relatives, friends, and contacts from their govenment's persecution.[1]
  • Marco and Puzzle have the same ephitet, that is "Phoenix".


  1. Pirate Nicknames

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