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Epoida[3] is an infamous New World pirate captain who allied with Whitebeard.

AppearanceEdit

Epoida is a massive, rotund man with long, curly orange hair reaching down to his waist that constantly covers his eyes. He has a round nose that is orange-pinkish in color. His arms are relatively long and thin in comparison to his build. He wears a white brimmed hat on his head and a green and turquoise striped shirt with an elaborate collar. His body shape also resembles that of a caterpillar, with different sections for each stripe of his shirt.

GalleryEdit

Epoida Full Appearance
Concept Art of Epoida from the anime
Epoida Digitally Colored Manga
Epoida in the Colored Manga.

PersonalityEdit

Epoida is a bold pirate who does not lose his bravery when faced with a difficult situation, as seen when he smiled defiantly and charged forward even though he was going up against Marine Headquarters. Furthermore, Epoida highly values loyalty and friendship, since he was willing to answer the call of Whitebeard to put his own life on the line to save Ace. Additionally, he possesses high respect and care for Whitebeard, as he could not hold back his tears when the Yonko was killed by Blackbeard.[4][5]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Epoida is a fearsome pirate who has managed to make himself an infamous reputation in the New World, becoming a subordinate of Whitebeard. As the captain of his crew, he has authority over his men.

Devil FruitEdit

Epoida Caterpillar

Epoida in his caterpillar form.

Epoida can transform into a massive caterpillar-like creature, presumably due to the effects of a Zoan-type Devil Fruit. In this form, he can retain his human head and hands, but grows caterpillar-like sections on his chest, with the colored stripes on his shirt seemingly merging with them, and also larger, more rotund forearms.[1]

WeaponsEdit

Epoida wields a double sided jousting lance, similar to the one Speed Jiru possesses. It can be assumed that he is proficient at using it since it was his main weapon during the battle against the Marines. He wields it by holding both of his hands on its handle and pointing it onwards with his arms above him and he charges.[6] However, he has not been seen directly wielding it in combat with an opponent.

Additionally, Epoida also possesses a pair of swords that he used when he prepared to descend off of Whitebeard's paddle ship.[7]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

In the past, Epoida became a renowned pirate of the New World and allied himself with Whitebeard as a subordinate captain.[8]

Summit War SagaEdit

Marineford ArcEdit

When Portgas D. Ace was to be executed at Marineford, Epoida and his crew joined forces with the Whitebeard Pirates in order to save him from execution. While the Marines were bracing for the arrival of the pirates, Epoida and the allied fleet of the 43 subordinate captains caught them by surprise when they suddenly appeared out of nowhere just off the shores of Marineford.[8] Whitebeard then arrived and sent a tsunami crashing down on Marineford, but the ocean is then frozen over by Aokiji. Taking advantage of the frozen sea, Epoida and the other allied captains then charged across the frozen terrain to reach the bay.[1]

Later, Epoida continued to fight alongside Karma and Amadob. When Sengoku revealed that, not only was Monkey D. Luffy the adoptive brother of Portgas D. Ace, but was also the son of the Revolutionary, Monkey D. Dragon, Epoida exclaimed in shock about what he had just heard.[9] Soon after, Whitebeard gave commands to the allied forces and Epoida agreed to attack the right side of the bay.[10]

After the siege wall was raised and Akainu melted the ice with his magma powers, Epoida boarded Whitebeard's hidden ship and entered the plaza with the help of Oars Jr. Epoida then jumped off the paddle ship and prepared to continue the fight to save Ace.[7] During the charge, Whitebeard gave the order for all the pirates to backup Luffy. Hearing this, Epoida and the other captains created a barrier of protection around him and ran alongside him as the latter ran towards the execution platform. [6] Later, after Ace was freed, Epoida watched as Squard crashed into the paddle ship into the bay and announced that he would take over the battle.[11]

Later, Epoida cried alongside his comrades when Whitebeard was killed by the Blackbeard Pirates.[4] Soon after, the Red Hair Pirates arrived onto the battlefield and a grieving Epoida watched on as Shanks demanded for the war to end. Sengoku then declared that the battle was over and allowed the pirates to leave.[5]


The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.


Post-War ArcEdit

After the war, Epoida and the rest of the allied crew attended Whitebeard and Ace's funeral on an undisclosed island somewhere in the New World.[12]


Concludes non-canon section.


Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

In the manga version of Whitebeard and Ace's funeral in Chapter 590, Epoida cannot be seen among those in attendance. However, the anime version of the exact same scene in Episode 505 explicitly shows Epoida alongside the other attendees.[12] Although it can be assumed that Epoida was at the funeral, there is no visual evidence of his attendance in the manga to support this assumption and, as such, his attendance can only be considered non-canon.

Major BattlesEdit

TriviaEdit

Epoida's Ship

Epoida's ship.

  • Epoida's ship was seen among the other vessels of the New World pirates allied with Whitebeard. It is a massive, heavily armed ship with a caterpillar figurehead, mirroring the captain's Devil Fruit power and overall theme. The crew's Jolly Roger, a green and turquoise caterpillar with a skull head and a pair of crossed swords behind it, is represented on the largest sail.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 553 (p. 13) and Episode 467, Epoida makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 26), Epoida's birthday is given.
  3. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 337), Epoida's name is revealed.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 (p. 17), Epoida cries at the death of Whitebeard.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 12), Epoida grieves as Shanks ends the war.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 Chapter 570 (p. 6), Epoida defends Luffy from the Marines.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 Chapter 566 (p. 18), Epoida reaches the bay on the paddle ship.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 56 Chapter 551 (p. 12-13), The allied fleet appears off the shores of Marineford.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 558 (p. 15) and Episode 467, Epoida reacts to Sengoku's words about Luffy's father.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 57 Chapter 559 (p. 8), Epoida heads to the right side of the bay.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 Chapter 572 (p. 12), Epoida watches on as Squard tells them to escape.
  12. 12.0 12.1 One Piece AnimeEpisode 505, Epoida attends Whitebeard and Ace's funeral.

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