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Jigoku Benten[4] is a kunoichi and a member of the Beasts Pirates.[2] She previously was a member of the Orochi Oniwabanshu which served the shogun of Wano Country, Kurozumi Orochi.[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Benten is a tall, fair-skinned woman with large green eyes and purple hair. She has long eyelashes and wears pink lipstick and red nail polish. Her hair is tied up in a bow-like fashion and is adorned with three white skulls, a white heart and two yellow combs. She wears a green and light blue kimono with yellow and blue patterns on it, a white sash that floats behind her, a pink obi tied into a bow around her waist, and silver dangling earrings. She is often seen carrying a biwa.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Benten usually seems calm and stoic, but she showed signs of concern when Nico Robin used a clone to escape the Orochi Oniwabanshu's attack.[5]

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

Like the rest of the Orochi Oniwabanshu, Benten is capable of moving around silently, as the group snuck up on Nico Robin without her detecting them.[1]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Benten fights with a concealed firearm hidden inside her biwa, which she fires by striking the strings of the instrument.[6] Her specialty is "Silent Gun" (音無銃 Otonashi-jū?).[3]

Techniques[edit | edit source]

Ninpo: Jigoku Biwa

  • Ninpo: Jigoku Biwa (忍法 地獄琵琶 Ninpō: Jigoku Biwa?, literally meaning "Ninja Art: Hell's Lute"): Benten fires a quick barrage of bullets from her concealed weapon. Despite being called a "Ninja Art", nothing indicates that the technique requires any special abilities aside from the weapon itself. It was first used against Roronoa Zoro.[6] This is called Ninpo: Hell Biwa in the Viz Manga.

History[edit | edit source]

Wano Country Arc[edit | edit source]

While Nico Robin was sneaking around Orochi Castle, Benten and the rest of the Orochi Oniwabanshu silently appeared behind her.[1] The group surrounded Robin, but Benten and the others were shocked when her body double dissipated after being attacked.[5]

After Shimotsuki Yasuie's execution, the Orochi Oniwabanshu arrived to help fight off the Straw Hat Pirates. Benten shot at Roronoa Zoro with her concealed firearm but was unable to hit the pirate.[6]

On the day of the Fire Festival, Benten accompanied Kurozumi Orochi to Onigashima. After Kaido disposed of Orochi for his New Onigashima Project, Benten did not object to Fukurokuju swearing the Oniwabanshu's allegiance to Kaido when given the choice of joining the Beasts Pirates or death.[2]

As the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance waged war in Kaido's fortress, the Oniwabanshu fought the rebels. After Queen unleashed the Ice Oni virus, Benten and her allies found themselves under attack by those infected.[7]

Major Battles[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jigoku (地獄?) literally means "Hell".
  • Benten is a Japanese Buddhist goddess of arts and wisdom.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 931 (p. 12-13) and Episode 925, Jigoku Benten makes her debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece Manga — Chapter 986 (p. 6).
  3. 3.0 3.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 (p. 62), The names, heights, and special attacks of the Orochi Oniwabanshu are revealed.
  4. One Piece Anime — Episode 925, Jigoku Benten is named.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 93 Chapter 932 (p. 3-5) and Episode 926, The Orochi Oniwabanshu surrounds Robin and attacks, revealing that she was actually a clone.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 945 (p. 3-4) and Episode 943, The Orochi Oniwabanshu arrives at Yasuie's execution, and Benten fires at Zoro.
  7. One Piece Manga — Chapter 994.

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