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Hongo[2] is an officer of the Red Hair Pirates.[1]

Appearance

Hongo is a lean man with dirty blonde hair, which is tied up into a small ponytail. He has a stitched scar on the left side of his forehead.[3] His outfit consists of an open coat showing his torso.

In his first appearance in Luffy's childhood, Hongo looked pretty similar to his current self, but seemingly lacked a few teeth despite having a full set of them in the present.[1]

Gallery

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Hongo's color scheme in the manga.
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Hongo as he appeared 12 years ago.
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Hongo's outfit during the Marineford Arc.
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Hongo as depicted in Episode of Luffy.
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Hongo as depicted in Episode of East Blue.

Personality

Like many of his fellow Red Hair crew members, Hongo enjoys partying, drinking, and the pirate life.[1] However, at the Summit War of Marineford, he looked considerably more serious.[3]

Abilities and Powers

Hongo is an officer in the Red Hair Pirates, giving him authority over lower-ranking crew.[2] It can be assumed that Hongo is a very powerful individual himself, considering how Marine commodore Brannew described the whole crew as having a high average of bounties.

Weapons

Hongo holding a saber.

Hongo appears to wield an as of yet unidentified polearm as his weapon. In the anime, this appears to be a quarterstaff.[3]

He was also shown wielding a saber in the past.[1]

History

Past

Hongo was already part of the Red Hair Pirates 12 years ago. He could be seen partying with his crew and talking to Luffy about the joys of pirate life.[1]

Summit War Saga

Marineford Arc

Hongo showed up alongside his captain and fellow main fighters of the crew in order to stop the Summit War of Marineford, being ready to jump into action if the fighting kept going.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 8) and Episode 489, Hongo debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 101, Hongo's name is given.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 and Episode 489, Hongo shows up in the Summit War.

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