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The Just Eleven Jurymen are the strongest and most fearsome of the troops at Enies Lobby under Baskerville's command.[1] They are eleven men each wielding a large ball on a chain. They wear masks and they have tattooed the word "Guilty" (有罪 Yūzai?) on their left arm.[2]

Appearance

Guilty Jurymen concept art from the anime.

The Just Eleven Jurymen are all tall, muscular men who wear spiked shorts, a helmet and some armor on their shoulders.

They are usually seen smiling toothily.[2]

Personalities

The Just Eleven Jurymen are determined to convict as many pirates as they can and do not care whether the people they encounter are actually guilty or not.[1]

Abilities and Powers

As the men that compose the jury of Enies Lobby, they have the power to decide if criminals judged there are innocent or guilty.

The Just Eleven Jurymen have great physical strength since they are able to swing large flails.[3] They are strong enough to injure Yokozuna, who regularly challenged the Sea Train.[4] However, one was easily detected and defeated by Sanji.[2]

History

Past

Origin of Title

A Juryman knocked out by Sanji.

The Just Eleven Jurymen are the final say in whether a criminal sent to Enies Lobby is guilty or innocent. The Jurymen themselves are pirates who are faced with death and have decided since they have no other fate they will try and take as many other criminals as they can with them. This means that they will pronounce anyone they come across as "guilty" regardless of circumstance. Because of this notion they have adopted, in the history of Enies Lobby, no one has ever been pronounced innocent by the Jurymen.[1]

Enies Lobby Arc

When the Just Eleven Jurymen first appear, they are seen attacking Gomorrah using their flails.[3] Later, one of them tried to attack the Straw Hat Pirates, but the attack was deflected by Yokozuna and the attacker was easily defeated by Sanji.[2] When Zoro attempted to get to the roof, he was confronted by two of the Jurymen.[5]

Kiwi, Tilestone, and the Franky Family defeat the Just Eleven Jurymen.

As the battle proceeded, two more Jurymen confronted Yokozuna, two confronted Kiwi and part of the Franky Family in the right tower of the courthouse, and two confronted Mozu and another part of the Franky Family in the left tower.[6]

Mozu, Lulu, and the Franky Family defeat one of the Just Eleven Jurymen.

One of them was about to hit Nami and Chopper when Zoro destroyed the floor below him and defeated the Jurymen with Tatsu Maki.[7] Yokozuna is seen defeated by the two Jurymen he was fighting earlier, and Oimo and Kashii jump in and beat them.[4] In the courthouse, Mozu and Peepley Lulu and Kiwi and Tilestone defeated their respective Jurymen and cheered at their victory.[8]

The Just Eleven Jurymen were not seen after their defeat. It is unknown whether they escaped the Buster Call.

Major Battles

Trivia

  • The title "Just Eleven Jurymen" is a pun since there are usually twelve people in a real jury. "Just" in this context means both fair (despite the jury being unfair to all) and that there are only eleven instead of the regular twelve.
  • This also might be a play on the movie 12 Angry Men, in which 11 of the 12 jurors commit to a guilty verdict (most with dubious reasons) with the final one objecting to the rest.
  • Only ten of the Jurymen were shown clearly in the manga.[citation needed] It is unknown whether or not one of the shadowed Jurymen who attacked Yokozuna was any different than the ones shown.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 390 and Episode 274, The history and state of position of the Jurymen as told by Baskerville.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 386 and Episode 272, Sanji defeats and reveals the appearance of the Jurymen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 384 and Episode 271, The Just Eleven Jurymen make their first appearance.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 390 and Episode 274, The Jurymen defeat Yokozuna but are defeated by Oimo and Kashii.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 388 and Episode 273, Two Jurymen confront Zoro.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 390 and Episode 274, Multiple Jurymen confront members of the Franky Family and Yokozuna.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 390 and Episode 274, Zoro defeats another Jurymen before he can hurt Nami and Chopper.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 399 and Episode 284, The last Jurymen are defeated by the Franky Family and Dock 1 foremen.

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