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Giovanni[2][3] is a zebra mink and one of the Three Inuarashi Musketeers leading the squad.

Appearance

Giovanni is a tall Zebra mink with black and white patterned fur, a long neck, a long snout, and shoulder-length blond hair. He wears the Inurashi Muskateer Squad uniform of a purple cape lined with red, a black hat with a pink plume, and brown boots. He also wears black pants, a white shirt with a frilly edge at the bottom, black gloves, a black belt with a golden buckle, an orange scarf, and a sword over his left shoulder.

Gallery

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Giovanni's anime concept art.
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Giovanni in his Sulong form.

Personality

Giovanni is rather stoic and far less expressive than his comrades Shishilian and Concelot.[1]

Like the other minks of the Mokomo Dukedom, Giovanni is loyal to the Kozuki Family. He is also very grateful, having volunteered to accompany the Sanji Retrieval Team.[4]

Abilities and Powers

As one of the Three Inuarashi Musketeers, Giovanni has authority over the rest of the Musketeers.

Like all minks, Giovanni is a natural-born warrior.[5] He can use Electro and, during the full moon, activate a Sulong transformation.[6][7] As a Musketeer, Giovanni is a very powerful warrior even among the minks.[8]

Weapons

Giovanni wields a rapier, which he can channel Electro through.[6]

History

Past

When the Beasts Pirates, led by Jack, invaded Zou in search of Raizo, Giovanni and the rest of the Inuarashi Musketeer Squad fought against them. When dusk fell, Giovanni and the musketeers fell back to allow Nekomamushi and the Guardians to take over the battle.[9]

The battle against the Beast Pirates lasted for five days. On the fifth day of the battle, Jack lost his patience and unleashed Caesar Clown's Koro gas, which left the Mink Tribe poisoned and drastically weakened. Giovanni, Sicilain, and Concelot were among the minks crucified and tortured. The following day, Jack left Zou after hearing about Donquixote Doflamingo's defeat and capture,[10] and the minks were later saved when Sanji and his group came to Zou.[11]

Four Emperors Saga

Zou Arc

When Bariete rang the bell and spoke of the arrival of samurai, Giovanni and the rest of the minks rushed to Kurau City. When Kin'emon and Kanjuro revealed themselves, Giovanni and the minks welcomed them and revealed that Raizo was on Zou before standing proudly at having kept his presence a secret.[12] Kin'emon showed Giovanni and the other minks the crest of the Kozuki Family on his back to confirm his allegiance. When Inuarashi and Nekomamushi reluctantly called a truce for the sake of Kozuki Momonosuke, whom they recognized as their lord, Giovanni and the rest of the minks were overjoyed.[13]

When Inuarashi, Nekomamushi, the samurai, and the pirates returned from the Whale Tree with Raizo, Zou began shaking as Zunesha started crying out, throwing Giovanni and the others into a state of panic.[14] Jack had returned and was attempting to destroy Zou by killing Zunesha, who retaliated on Momonosuke's command and sank Jack's fleet with one blow, calming down Giovanni and the others in the process.[15]

Later on, Shishilian requested to accompany the Sanji retrieval team to Whole Cake Island along with Giovanni and Concelot, but was told to stay behind on Zou by Nekomamushi.[4]

Wano Country Arc

Giovanni later went with Inuarashi to Wano Country.[16]

While having a discussion with Nami, Robin, Wanda, and Carrot in Amigasa Village two days before the raid on Onigashima, the Three Inuarashi Musketeers talked about how the weather conditions could affect their chances in battle. Giovanni mentioned that the full moon would be useless if it is blocked by clouds.[17]

On the day of the Fire Festival, Giovanni joined the Straw Hats on the Thousand Sunny as they entered the battle with the Beasts Pirates.[18] After disembarking on Onigashima, Giovanni joined the group led by Kin'emon. The group reached the Pleasure Hall owned by Black Maria. As they traversed through the area, they quickly hid themselves when Big Mom looked outside from one of the nearby buildings.[19] After the all-out war began, the minks waiting on the roof of the Skull Dome until Kaido arrived there with the Scabbards. When Jack and a platoon arrived, the minks then transformed into their Sulong forms[7] and began decimating Jack's forces.[20]

After a fierce battle, most of the minks were wounded from their fight against Jack.[21] As Kaido created wind scythes with a roar, the wounded minks fled from the roof.[22]

Giovanni and his fellow minks later went to the fifth floor of the castle and cleared a path for Luffy, enabling him to reach the roof unhindered.[23]

Major Battles

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 809 (p. 8-9) and Episode 758, Giovanni debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary, Giovanni's information is revealed.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 959 (p. 6), Giovanni's name is romanized.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 822 (p. 9-10) and Episode 776, Giovanni requests to join the Sanji retrieval team, but is denied.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 808 (p. 9) and Episode 757, Monjii states that all minks are natural-born warriors.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 6) and Episode 758, Giovanni channels Electro through his rapier.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 988 (p. 4-5), The mink forces activate Sulong.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 808 (p. 9) and Episode 757, Monjii notes that the Musketeers are trained to be even stronger than the average mink.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 6) and Episode 758, Giovanni battles the Beasts Pirates before falling back alongside the other Musketeers to allow Nekomamushi and the Guardians to take over the fight.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 6-9 & 10-11) and Episode 759, Wanda and Inuarashi reveal the outcome of the battle between the minks and the Beasts Pirates.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 811 (p. 13-15) and Episode 761, Sanji's group saves the minks from the effects of the Koro gas.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 17) and Episode 767, Giovanni is present for the reveal of Raizo's presence and safety on Zou.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 817 (p. 4 & 11) and Episode 768, Giovanni sees the crest of the Kozuki Family on Kin'emon's back and rejoices when Inuarashi and Nekomamushi form a truce.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 820 (p. 17) and Episode 773, Zou begins shaking, causing Giovanni and the others to begin panicking.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 821 (p. 17) and Episode 774, Giovanni and the minks calm down after Zunesha wipes out Jack's fleet.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 920 (p. 5) and Episode 910.
  17. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 959 (p. 6).
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 975.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 981.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 990.
  21. One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 991.
  22. One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 994.
  23. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1000.

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