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Overview

As the former captain of the Sun Pirates, a former member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, and the helmsman of the Straw Hat Pirates, Jinbe is a mighty veteran pirate with great authority and a high level of respect from his previous subordinates. He is one of the crew's top four fighters along with Luffy, Zoro and Sanji. Alongside Sanji, Jinbei is one of two members of the crew to fight without weapons or Devil Fruit powers in combat. Even before he began his pirating career, Jinbe's childhood in the lawless Fish-Man District imbued him with combat skills that would allow him to become an elite soldier of the Neptune Army.[16]

He battled Portgas D. Ace on equal terms to the point of near-death, despite Ace possessing Logia powers, in a five-day long fight,[17] and he shared a cell with him on Level 6 of Impel Down, where only the most fearsome criminals are locked up.[18] Jinbei's power and influence are so great that him departing from the Big Mom Pirates would severely diminish their organization's overall strength,[19] and him becoming a member of the Straw Hats was seen as a major event worldwide. Even CP0 agents commented on his strength and believed he was capable of killing Who's-Who, a former CP9 agent (who was said to be a rival to the genius prodigy Rob Lucci) and member of the Tobiroppo, the strongest six Shinuchi of the Beasts Pirates.[20] He was the first fish-man to become a Warlord, with his considerable former bounty of Beli250,000,000 reflecting the danger the World Government believes he poses.[14][21] After his imprisonment and resignation from the Seven Warlords, participation in Impel Down's first ever mass breakout and the Summit War of Marineford, it was raised to Beli438,000,000,[13] and after the Raid on Onigashima, it was raised to Beli1,100,000,000, currently the third highest among the Straw Hat Pirates.[3]

Jinbe boasts considerable interpersonal skills, which he exercises to maintain Fish-Man Island's connections to human organizations. He served as a Warlord of the Sea to improve relations with the World Government and served under Big Mom after leaving the Warlords, being entrusted by Neptune to run errands for her. He was able to quickly convince Monkey D. Luffy, Capone Bege, and Caesar Clown to put aside their hostility with each other and form an alliance due to their mutual hatred towards Big Mom.[22] Jinbe also has a very acute sense of danger, as he refused to spin Big Mom's roulette after sensing murderous malice from the roulette; Pedro and Brûlée later confirmed that the roulette had been rigged to ensure death to anyone who spun it.[23]

Jinbe possesses strong willpower, being able to completely suppress any emotions of fear, which renders him immune to Big Mom's lifespan-stealing powers.[24] This was shown again when he stayed conscious from Big Mom's burst of Haoshoku Haki.[25]

Physical Abilities

Assuming he survives this, of course. He is fighting Jinbe, after all.
— CP0 on Jinbe's strength.[26]


Strength

Buraikan

Jinbe launches the giant fish-man, Wadatsumi, up into the air.

Even for a fish-man, Jinbe possesses tremendous strength. Alongside Jack, he is one of the most powerful fish-men seen thus far, shown when he punched a giant fish-man up into the air,[27] defeated a Super Rookie with one punch,[28] caught a gigantic iron club with one hand,[29] held up a falling ceiling,[30] and grappled with Big Mom, an Emperor of the Sea who possesses tremendous strength and weight, easily throwing her over his shoulder.[31] He easily defeated Charlotte Opera with just one punch. He managed to defeat Who's-Who, a member of the Beasts Pirates Tobiroppo and a former CP9 agent who's strength stated to be rivalled to Rob Lucci.

As a fish-man, Jinbe's physical capabilities significantly increase when he is at sea. While underwater, he was able to bring a large, capsized ship to the surface,[32] and while swimming, Jinbe lifted one of Impel Down's massive entrance doors with little effort, using it as a raft to provide passage over the sea for Crocodile, Mr. 1, and Buggy with himself acting as the raft's propeller underneath.

Durability and Endurance

Jinbe Defends Ace from Akainu's Attack

Jinbe defends Ace and Luffy from Akainu's magma attack.

Jinbe has a massive tolerance for pain: not only was he one of the few people to be able to take a "baptizing" in boiling water in Impel Down without flinching (which is considered an impressive feat),[18] he could also block a direct magma punch from Akainu with his bare hand, calm despite being badly burned,[33] and took a direct hit from Akainu's magma-enhanced punch, which brutally pierced his body completely, and his only reaction was to apologize to Luffy for allowing him further pain and was able to survive long enough for Law to operate on him.[34] Oddly enough, he exclaimed in pain when bitten by Luffy, though this is most likely because he was prepared for Akainu's attack but was caught off guard by Luffy's bite and that it was more out of irritation than actual damage.[35] At the Sea Forest, he blocked Luffy's Jet Stamp without budging an inch. He took a hit to the face from Who's-Who's Gagan, which could bite through stone floors and flesh, and only bled lightly.[36] Most notably, Jinbe even withstood a fiery sword attack from Big Mom on the Thousand Sunny that sent him crashing into the ocean and emerged almost unscathed.[37]

Speed and Agility

Despite his large size, he is extremely swift, even on dry land. He could intercept an enraged Luffy whilst he was using Gear 2 (before the timeskip) and prevent him from further assaulting Blackbeard.[38] He later prevented Akainu from dealing the finishing blow to the already fatally injured Ace.[33] While rescuing Brook from Big Mom, Jinbe was able to swiftly grab Nami and Brook and escape from Prometheus's explosion in an instant.[39]

Due to him being a fish-man, Jinbei's speed and maneuverability greatly increases when in water. He is an excellent swimmer, as not only did he manage to pursue Impel Down's fleeing battleships, but he also outmaneuvered the incoming cannonballs fired at them by the Marines with relative ease, all the while bypassing the Sea Kings that infested the surrounding waters of the Calm Belt.[40] He easily outsped the Caribou Pirates while carrying their captain, and quickly dived to avoid one of the Mecha Shark's cannonballs while carrying Chopper, Bonney, and Luffy.[41][42]

Fish-Man Karate

Further information: Fish-Man Karate
Further information: Fish-Man Jujutsu
Karakusagawara Seiken

Jinbe using Karakusagawara Seiken.

Jinbe is an exceptionally powerful and disciplined master of Fish-Man Karate and Fish-Man Jujutsu with years of battle experience,[43] which he can use to knock away many opponents at once and grapple with powerful enemies several times his size. He was a child prodigy, as he was skilled enough to become a black belt at a young age. By adulthood, Jinbe's skill in Fish-Man Karate has become so great that his strikes do not need to make physical contact with an enemy as the water particles in the air will blow them away a few seconds after the attack's initiation. Another example of his strength and skill with Fish-Man Karate is that he defeated Minorhinoceros, one of the four Jailer Beasts who are Awakened Zoan Devil Fruit users, with a single uppercut. He easily punched Gecko Moria (a fellow Warlord) a few meters away, almost knocking him out. He also knocked out Charlotte Opera, an enormous man larger than himself, in one punch.[44] Jinbe's mastery of Fish-Man Karate allows him to affect all the water within his vicinity, including the water in a person's body. With this ability, he can harm Luffy despite having a rubber body. He can also secrete water from his body as Hody did after overdosing on Energy Steroids.

Due to his tremendous mastery of Fish-Man Karate, supplemented with his physical prowess, Jinbe can perform sturdy defensive blocks to stop attacks as powerful as the thrusts from a shadow-strengthened Moria, one of his fellow Warlords. When reinforced by Busoshoku Haki, he managed to temporarily defend against the gigantic flaming blade of Big Mom's Cognac and suffered only minor injuries. With a single roundhouse kick, he countered a punch from the Energy Steroid-enhanced Wadatsumi, an enormous fish-man who even surpasses an ancient giant in size, knocking him off his feet and breaking several of his fingers. It should be noted that a few moments before, Wadatsumi had brutally defeated Surume, a massive kraken well-known for its monstrous strength. Using his own Uchimizu, a basic Fish-Man Karate technique, Jinbe could deflect an Energy Steroid-enhanced Hody Jones's Uchimizu, which was powerful enough to destroy multiple large corals and pierce through thick stone over an immense distance with relative ease, proving Jinbe's supreme mastery of Fish-Man Karate when compared to Hody, a fish-man with monstrous strength. Jinbe is also capable of using a hidden technique of Fish-Man Karate: Buraikan. With this attack, Jinbe blasts the opponent’s body with a piercing water shockwave. After Jinbe used this powerful attack, he sent Wadatsumi (who had greatly increased his size) flying into the air. He also used Buraikan to send Big Mom off the Thousand Sunny with tremendous force. This was an impressive feat as Jinbe was the first person seen to knock her down, although she was heavily weakened from her tremendous metabolism and eight-hour-long craving at the time.[45]

He also displays the ability to skillfully manipulate water (or any other liquid, like tea or juice) as if it were a tangible cloth through Fish-Man Jujutsu, even using it to attack from a distance. Jinbe demonstrated this ability by splashing seawater on Gecko Moria's zombies even though he was standing on a battlefield covered in solid ice. He can cause devastating damage with this kind of technique to both people and ships, and even managed to flood all of Onigashima with the water provided by Raizo. With this martial art, Jinbei can also perform advanced grappling techniques that allow him to use an opponent's size and weight against them, hurling them into the floor with great force. This allowed him to repel the likes of Big Mom and Who's-Who, the latter of which had assumed his hybrid form and reinforced himself with both Busoshoku Haki and Tekkai.[46]

Tactical Skills

Jinbe is a great strategist. He is an expert in discerning military strategies after witnessing any subtle change in enemy formations, as seen when he quickly guessed that Magellan dispatched the order to the battleships outside Impel Down to flee during the mass breakout. During the Summit War of Marineford, he surmised that the Marines were plotting something after Emporio Ivankov informed him that the enemy was retreating further into the plaza. Jinbe divulged a cunning way to smuggle Luffy and his crew into Gyoncorde Plaza inside Megalo's stomach while effectively deceiving Hody into believing he and Princess Shirahoshi were captured. This allowed the Straw Hats to steal the World Noble's letter and keys to unlock the chains that bound the Neptune Family, releasing them from the captivity of the New Fish-Man Pirates. Another example is when he persuaded Luffy and the Sanji Retrieval Team into allying with Capone Bege to ruin Big Mom's Tea Party after noting they did not have a plan to act on.

When Bege's assassination plan started to go wrong after Charlotte Katakuri restrained Luffy, Jinbe released Luffy while claiming to be the one who told Luffy about Carmel's portrait, distracting the Big Mom Pirates long enough for Brook to destroy Carmel's portrait.

Because of his time with the Big Mom Pirates, Jinbe is very knowledgeable of their abilities and offered his allies useful information on how to counter them.[47][48]

During his fight with Who's Who, Jinbe is quick-witted enough to pin down the former by stepping on his Smilodon tail to prevent him from evading his attacks.

Interactions with Marine Life

Whale Sharks

Jinbe summons a school of whale sharks to help escape Impel Down.

Among fish-men, Jinbe has shown the unique ability to communicate with fish, even over long distances. The ability to speak with fish is usually unique to merfolk, so Jinbe's ability to do so is considered noteworthy by Crocodile.[49]

He summoned a large school of whale sharks to the Calm Belt (which was usually too dangerous, with the Sea Kings infesting it) to assist him in his escape from Impel Down. He can give the whale sharks precise orders, so they understand and obey him.[50]

Due to the dangers of the Calm Belt, Jinbe can summon his whale-shark comrades to help him to pass through it, as he did when leaving the Kuja Pirate's Ship on their way back from Marineford.[51] This indicates that the whale sharks are capable of outmaneuvering the Sea Kings, something that the former Warlord admits is troublesome for himself.

Helmsmanship

I can't believe that Jinbe, who knows the torrents like the back of his hand, is our enemy...
— A member of the Big Mom Pirates.[52]


Jinbe Tack Sailing

Jinbe displaying his sailing skills.

As a fish-man who is very familiar with the sea, Jinbe is a masterful helmsman, as shown when he steered a stolen Marine battleship from Impel Down to Marineford with little to no damage being inflicted on the stolen ship at all. He managed to skillfully steer the Thousand Sunny on his first try and even rode the ship within the 'Green Room' of the gigantic wave homie Big Mom created, using his tacking skills. Nami described Jinbe's skills as a helmsman as if he were controlling the ship like his own body.[53]

The Thousand Sunny Evade Big Mom Through the Green Room

Jinbe's masterful helmsman skills allows the Thousand Sunny to surf a crushing wave.

Jinbe has a vast knowledge of sea currents that greatly aids his helmsman skills, as he was able to constantly keep out of range of one of the Big Mom Pirates' fleets when it was pursuing the Sunny.[52] He also managed to effortlessly steer the Thousand Sunny to evade Smoothie's flying slash with great speed and maneuverability. When Franky later heard of these accomplishments, he admitted that Jinbe's skills are necessary to bring out the Thousand Sunny's full potential.[54]

Negotiation

Jinbe is an excellent negotiator and can calm the tensions that even Nami cannot handle, as seen when the Straw Hats and Bege had a meeting inside the Fire Tank Pirates' hideout that quickly became tense.

Unlike Nami, who is more charged with the financials of negotiation, Jinbe is able to negotiate to find the best possible way to form an alliance and maintain a relationship while he can wisely decide when to start and end the relationship. Through this, he became responsible for Fish-Man Island as an ambassador when he became a Warlord of the Sea to elevate the status of Fish-Man Island and carry-on Queen Otohime's legacy.

King Neptune often handed over the responsibility for diplomatic relationships to Jinbe during his time as a Warlord. With Jinbe's current status, he remained to maintain relationships with pirate crews such as the Big Mom Pirates before he became a full-fledged member of the Straw Hats.

Every time he wants to make a decision based on relationships between Fish-Man Island and other factions, Jinbe often consults with King Neptune to discuss the best possible way to maintain the relationship with humans in general; however, the final decision will be handed over to Jinbe due to his experience at negotiation and diplomacy.

Haki

Main article: Haki

Busoshoku Haki

Onigawara Seiken

Jinbe defeats Who's-Who.

Jinbe is a skilled and powerful user of Busoshoku Haki, which he can use in tandem seemingly effortlessly with his Fish-Man Karate and Fish-Man Jujutsu techniques.[55] He fought evenly against Ace, a powerful Logia user for five days straight.[17] By hardening his arms, Jinbei defended against a slash from Big Mom's Cognac for some time without receiving damage, surprising Perospero.[56] Jinbe's Busoshoku Haki was advanced enough to withstand the Haki-enhanced Rokushiki techniques of the Ancient Zoan user, Who's-Who,[46][57] and he is one of the few Busoshoku Haki users skilled enough to harden his entire body, or parts of it. His Busoshoku Haki is superior to Who's-Who's, as the transformed Rokushiki user's hardened index fingers broke against his hardened body.[58]

Techniques

Kairagi

Jinbe using Kairagi.

  • Kairagi (梅花皮, Kairagi?, literally meaning "Plum Blossom Peel"): Jinbe hardens his arms and crosses them in a defensive stance. This was first seen used against Big Mom's Cognac technique, which it briefly managed to hold back but eventually broke.[56] This is called Kairagi Glaze in the VIZ manga and Funimation adaptations. Kairagi is a style of pottery that can resemble shark skin.

Kenbunshoku Haki

Jinbe is able to use Kenbunshoku Haki.[59] This has allowed him to sense the presence and Haki of others, such as a burst of Shanks' Haoshoku Haki,[60] and later on Jaygarcia Saturn's arrival on Egghead.[61]

Weapons

Jinbe's trident

Jinbe's trident.

As a soldier in the Neptune Army, Jinbe carried a silver trident.[62]

During his fight with Ace, Jinbe had a tantō under his belt.[63]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 528 (p. 16-19) and Episode 430, Jinbe makes his debut while speaking with Ace.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 901 (p. 13) and Episode 876, Luffy proclaims himself to be Jinbe's captain.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 105 Chapter 1058 (p. 3-5) and Episode 1086, The Straw Hat Pirates' bounties post-Wano Country.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 620 (p. 16) and Episode 541, Jinbe tells about himself, Arlong and Hatchan being part of the Sun Pirates.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 8 Chapter 69 (p. 7) and Episode 31, Jinbe is mentioned by Yosaku for the first time.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 557 (p. 12) and Episode 466, Jinbe decides to resign his job as a Warlord.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 621 (p. 13) and Episode 540.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 621 (p. 16) and Episode 540.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 624 (p. 4) and Episode 544, Jinbe succeeds Tiger as the captain the Sun crew, and joins the Seven Warlords.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 90), Jinbe's profile after timeskip is revealed.
  11. 11.0 11.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 (p. 100), Jinbe's age and height are revealed.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 648 (p. 16) and Episode 568, Jinbe reveals his blood type and shares his blood with Luffy in order to save him.
  13. 13.0 13.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 976 (p. 19) and Episode 980, Jinbe's former bounty seen in his infobox.
  14. 14.0 14.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 528 (p. 18) and Episode 430, Jinbe's former bounty seen in his infobox.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 622 (p. 14) and Episode 541, Jinbe's first bounty seen on his wanted poster.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 621 (p. 15) and Episode 540.
  17. 17.0 17.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 (p. 7-8) and Episode 461.
  18. 18.0 18.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 526 (p. 5) and Episode 422, Domino reveals the location of Ace, Jinbe and Crocodile, the new prisoners.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 830 (p. 10) and Episode 790, Big Mom mentions the loss her crew would suffer from Jinbe's leaving.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018 (p. 6) and Episode 1040.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 64 Chapter 635 (p. 4) and Episode 555.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 858 and Episode 828.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 854 (p. 4) and Episode 822, Jinbe and Pedro talk about the dangers of spinning Big Mom's roulette.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 863 (p. 20) and Episode 833, Big Mom finds herself incapable of taking away Jinbe's lifespan.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 864 and Episode 834.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018 (p. 2-6) and Episode 1040.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 65 Chapter 646 (p. 14-15) and Episode 566.
  28. One Piece Manga — Vol. 68 Chapter 677, cover story: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World Vol. 3.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 98 Chapter 990 (p. 12) and Episode 1001.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 103 Chapter 1038 (p. 3) and Episode 1065.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 98 Chapter 989 (p. 9-10) and Episode 999, Jinbe grabs Big Mom's arm and throws her over his shoulder.
  32. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 759, cover story: Solo Journey of Jinbe, Knight of the Sea Vol. 8.
  33. 33.0 33.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 574 (p. 4-5) and Episode 483.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 10-12) and Episode 487.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 13) and Episode 505.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018 (p. 15-17) and Episode 1040.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 890 (p. 7-8) and Episode 864.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 544 (p. 7) and Episode 447.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 855 (p. 11-12) and Episode 823.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 546 (p. 9-12) and Episode 449.
  41. One Piece Manga — Vol. 69 Chapter 680 (p. 1).
  42. One Piece Manga — Vol. 105 Chapter 1061 (p. 8).
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 541 (p. 11-13) and Episode 443, Jinbe is confirmed to be a practitioner of Fish-Man Karate
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 851 (p. 16-17) and Episode 818.
  45. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 890 (p. 11-13) and Episode 864.
  46. 46.0 46.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018 (p. 9-10) and Episode 1040, Who's-Who uses Tekkai "Kibasen".
  47. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 863 (p. 14) and Episode 833, Jinbe claims he was the one who told Luffy the significance of the Mother Carmel photo.
  48. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 864 (p. 11) and Episode 834, Jinbe tells his allies what their opponents are capable of.
  49. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 549 (p. 6) and Episode 452.
  50. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapters 547548 and Episodes 450451, Jinbe summons a school of whale sharks to help the escapees from Impel Down.
  51. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 597 (p. 8) and Episode 516, Jinbe parts ways with Luffy and the Kuja Pirates on a whale shark.
  52. 52.0 52.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 888 (p. 5) and Episode 861.
  53. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 881 (p. 4-8) and Episode 853.
  54. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 977 and Episode 981, Franky states the importance of the role Jinbe has in the crew.
  55. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 864 (p. 9) and Episode 834, Jinbe hardens his arms to defend himself against some of the Big Mom Pirates.
  56. 56.0 56.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 890 (p. 7) and Episode 864, Jinbe defends against Big Mom.
  57. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018 (p. 13) and Episode 1040, Who's-Who uses Shigan "Madara".
  58. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 101 Chapter 1018 (p. 15) and Episode 1040, Jinbe uses "Soshark" against Who's Who.
  59. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0010), Jinbe's vivre card
  60. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 104 Chapter 1055 (p. 18) and Episode 1082, Jinbe senses Shanks' Haki.
  61. One Piece Manga — Vol. 108 Chapter 1094 (p. 11).
  62. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 621 (p. 13) and Episode 540.
  63. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 (p. 7-8) and Episode 461, Jinbe met Ace and accepted to challenge him in Whitebeard's place but collapsed after five days of fighting.

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