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The Karakuri Island is an island somewhere in Paradise on which resides the Future Country Baldimore (未来国バルジモア Mirai-koku Barujimoa?, Future Land Baldimore in the Viz Manga and FUNimation subs). It was first featured in Enel's cover story. This is where Dr. Tsukimi built his own automata.[1] The country specializes in advanced technology, such as cyborgs and mechanical structures. As such, it is hailed as the "Future Country" and the birthplace of the genius, Vegapunk. After Bartholomew Kuma sent him to the island, Franky spent two years studying Vegapunk's technology.

Layout and LocationsEdit

Vegapunk's Baldimore Laboratory
Vegapunk's old laboratory
Room 8
Room 8 in the laboratory
Exposed Baldimore Laboratory Entrance
The entrance to the intact laboratory
Kitton's Home In The Anime
Kitton's home as seen in the anime
Baldimore Marine Base
Karakuri's Marine base

InhabitantsEdit

See also the associated category: Karakuri Island Residents.
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Karakuri Island
Kitton's Grandfather Kitton Taroimo Vegapunk  Tsukimi 
Spacey  Cosmo  Galaxy  Macro  Franky 

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HistoryEdit

PastEdit

When Vegapunk lived on the island in his youth, he created a laboratory that housed many experiments, most of which were never finished. His lab and everything inside is considered a treasure of mankind and is more valuable than money, guarded by the Marines. Vegapunk modified the local animals into cyborgs, such as beetles, lions, gorillas, and snakes to use as a labor force to build an in-ground heating system for the island's people. He was never able to finish it due to his young age as well as a lack of the skills and funding necessary to make it a reality. It is visible from the island as two giant bolts lodged in the mountain. Because of this, the people found his kindness to be all the warmth they need.

Tsukimi Builds Automaton Spacey

Tsukimi building Spacey.

At some point, Dr. Tsukimi built his own automata, Spacey, Cosmo, Galaxy, and Macro, while living on Karakuri Island.[1] The five were enjoying dumplings while watching the moon.[3] When part of it blew up, Tsukimi died and was buried by his automata there, and the four of them traveled to the moon vowing to avenge their fallen creator.[4]

Summit War SagaEdit

Amazon Lily ArcEdit

Franky's "This Week's Me is No Good" Anime Finale

Franky in front of Vegapunk's Lab.

Franky was sent here by Bartholomew Kuma during the incident at the Sabaody Archipelago. While exploring the island, he reached Vegapunk's old home.[2][5]

The only residents known by name as of now are Kitton[6] and Taroimo.

Post-War ArcEdit

When Franky broke into the lab, he found the lab's self-destruct button and mistook it for a pirate symbol and pushed it. The lab and unfinished heating system promptly exploded in a giant mushroom cloud as a result. This incident would later be referred to by the rest of the world as the "Nightmare of Baldimore".[7] This was later shown to have destroyed the skinny mountain with the two bolts sticking out of it.

After Franky escaped from the explosion, which burned off the skin on his face, he went into another portion of Vegapunk's laboratory revealed by the explosion, which was intact and contained many weapons-based inventions. He decided to live there to get stronger under Luffy's orders. Franky donned a tiger rug to cover his disfigured face, but accidentally set it on fire when embers from the nearby furnace landed on it. He ran out into the open area screaming. This gave him the appearance of a burning beast which the Marines investigating the earlier explosion saw, leading to another incident: the "Legend of the Sacred Burning Beast of Baldimore", which would be passed down through the Grand Line for generations.[8]

TriviaEdit

  • To fit the cyborg theme, the highest mountain on the island has two giant bolts (much like Dr. Frankenstein's monster had on its neck). The bolts were a weather-controlling creation of Doctor Vegapunk, but failed to work.
  • The name of the island the country is on refers to Karakuri, a traditional Japanese mechanized craft wherein furniture and dolls come to life as if by magic.
  • In Enel's cover story, Karakuri Island is first introduced in katakana as "カラクリ島". However, later on when Karakuri Island is re-introduced in the main series, it is written in hiragana as "からくり島". It is unknown whether or not this difference is significant.

Notable EventsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 46 Chapter 448, cover story: Enel's Great Space Operations Vol. 17, Karakuri Island is first shown as Tsukimi creates his automata.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 523 and Episode 418, Franky is revealed to have been sent to Karakuri.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 47 Chapter 450, cover story: Enel's Great Space Operations Vol. 18, Tsukimi and his automata watch the moon.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 47 Chapters 451455, cover story: Enel's Great Space Operations Vol. 19-22.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 549, cover story: Straw Hat's Separation Serial #3 Vol. 2 and Episode 453, Franky stumbles upon Vegapunk's old home.
  6. One Piece Anime — Episode 418, Kitton's name was revealed. It was not mentioned in the manga.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 592 and Episode 508, Some of Vegapunk's creations are revealed and his lab is destroyed by Franky.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 596 and Episode 514, Franky runs out screaming in a flaming tiger rug.

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Karakuri Island
Inhabitants: Kitton  •  Kitton's Grandfather  •  Taroimo  •  Vegapunk   •  Tsukimi   •  Spacey   •  Cosmo   •  Galaxy   •  Macro   •  Franky 
Abilities
Weapon Based: Cyborg Tactics   •  Armored Me 
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Story Arcs: Amazon Lily Arc  •  Post-War Arc
Cover Stories: Straw Hat's Separation Serial  •  From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc
Incidents: Nightmare of Baldimore  •  Legend of the Sacred Burning Beast of Baldimore
Other: Cyborgs
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Paradise
Locations: Vira  •  Marineford  •  Cactus Island (Whisky Peak)  •  Nanimonai Island  •  Little Garden  •  Kyuka Island  •  Renaisse  •  Drum Island (Drum Castle  •  Drum Rockies  •  Robelle  •  Gyasta  •  Cocoa Weed  •  Bighorn)  •  Alabasta (Alubarna  •  Yuba  •  Rainbase  •  Nanohana  •  Erumalu  •  Melias   •  Ido   •  Badland   •  Spiders Cafe  •  Katorea  •  Tamarisk  •  Suiren  •  Sandora Desert  •  Sandora River)  •  Jaya (Mock Town)  •  Lulusia Kingdom  •  Long Ring Long Land  •  Ukkari Hot-Spring Island  •  Sea Train Route (Water 7  •  Shift Station  •  St. Poplar  •  San Faldo  •  Pucci  •  Enies Lobby)  •  Banaro Island  •  Florian Triangle (Thriller Bark )  •  Karakuri Island  •  Merveille  •  Sabaody Archipelago (Sabaody Park  •  Antonio's Graman  •  Human Auctioning House  •  Sabao Dome  •  Shakky's Rip-off Bar)  •  Guanhao  •  Momoiro Island  •  Boin Archipelago  •  Namakura Island  •  Kuraigana Island  •  Kenzan Island  •  Foolshout Island
Non-Canon Locations: Crown Island  •  Papanapple Island  •  Fireworks  •  Goat Island  •  Ruluka (Rainbow Mist)  •  Hannabal  •  Navarone Island  •  Partia  •  Asuka Island  •  Omatsuri Island  •  Mecha Island  •  Atoll  •  Hyokaido  •  Kilauea  •  Spa Island  •  Little East Blue  •  Trap Tower
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Twenty Kingdoms: Alabasta  •  Dressrosa
World Government's Affiliated: Goa  •  Ryugu  •  Drum\Sakura  •  Ilusia  •  Sorbet  •  Lulusia  •  Black Drum  •  Kano  •  Prodence  •  Flevance   •  Germa   •  Roshwan  •  Ballywood  •  Tajine  •  Shishano
Other: Great Kingdom   •  Oykot  •  Vira   •  Elbaf  •  Goldfish Empire  •  Briss  •  Lvneel  •  Centaurea   •  Baldimore  •  Wano Country  •  Amazon Lily  •  Kamabakka  •  Harahettania  •  Tequila Wolf  •  Torino  •  Shikkearu   •  Tehna Gehna  •  Totto Land  •  Mokomo Dukedom  •  Mogaro  •  Standing  •  Bourgeois  •  Majiatsuka  •  Tontatta  •  Rommel  •  Doerena  •  Asuka    •  Gran Tesoro    •  Galzburg 
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Scientists
Canon: Vegapunk  •  Franky  •  Tsukimi  •  Haredas  •  Indigo  •  Caesar Clown  •  Willie Gallon  •  Vinsmoke Judge  •  Lindbergh
Non-canon: Niphtal  •  Fang  •  Henzo  •  Ratchet  •  Myskina Acier  •  Bolam  •  Bürst  •  Misutta  •  Bonbon  •  Wolf  •  Isaac
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Nito Nito no Mi   •  Hore Hore no Mi 
Weapon Based: Battle Frankies (Cyborg Tactics   •  Armored Me  •  General Franky (Kurosai FR-U IV  •  Brachio Tank V))  •  H2S  •  Shinokuni  •  Raid Suit
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Researches: Cyborgs  •  Pacifista (Bartholomew Kuma  •  PX-Z)  •  Automata  •  SAD  •  Devil Fruit (Artificial Devil Fruit  •  SMILE)  •  Weather Science  •  Gigantification  •  Lineage Factor  •  Cloning  •  Modified Humans  •  Pure Gold 
Locations: Water 7  •  Weatheria  •  Karakuri Island  •  Punk Hazard  •  Germa Kingdom
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Marines
Marine Officers: Sakazuki  •  Borsalino  •  Issho  •  Ryokugyu  •  Sengoku  •  Monkey D. Garp  •  Tsuru  •  John Giant  •  Comil  •  Momonga  •  Onigumo  •  Doberman  •  Strawberry  •  Yamakaji  •  Giant Squad (Lacroix  •  Ronse)  •  Dalmatian  •  Stainless  •  Mozambia  •  Cancer  •  Bastille  •  Smoker  •  Maynard  •  Gion  •  Tokikake  •  Draw  •  Sicily  •  Akehende  •  Catacombo  •  Kadar  •  Hina  •  Daigin  •  Yarisugi  •  Brannew  •  Kibin  •  T Bone  •  Very Good  •  Shu  •  Sharinguru  •  Gorilla  •  Tashigi  •  Koby  •  Nezumi  •  Ripper  •  Helmeppo  •  Glove  •  Zott  •  Stalker  •  Rokkaku  •  Makko  •  Isuka  •  Bogard  •  Candre  •  Sentomaru  •  X Drake
Subordinates and Others: Vegapunk  •  Shine  •  Mashikaku  •  Asahija  •  Fullbody  •  Jango  •  Lines  •  Ukkari  •  Pike  •  Bomba  •  Bakezo  •  Jero  •  Gal  •  Judges  •  Kyuji  •  Koda  •  Fishbonen
Non-Canon: Jonathan  •  Komei  •  Prodi  •  Wilder  •  Blago  •  Graydle  •  Balzac  •  Yukimura  •  Bilić  •  Nelson Royale  •  Moore  •  Trap  •  All-Hunt Grount  •  Governor  •  Shepherd  •  Hardy  •  Rapanui Pasqua  •  Drake  •  Isoka  •  Pukau  •  Akibi  •  Rongo  •  Lego  •  Regis  •  Hot Wind Marines  •  Saga  •  Toma  •  Bismarck  •  Boo Kong  •  Jessica  •  Shinpachi  •  Billy  •  Tom  •  Marley Brothers  •  Tajio  •  Kobato  •  Mekao  •  LeMay  •  Giant Baseball Team  •  Dojaku  •  Kansho  •  Straight  •  Curve  •  Ant De Bonham  •  Shimoi Zappa  •  Pokke  •  Merlin  •  Diomis  •  Comb  •  Glass
Former Marines
Canon: Kong   •  Jaguar D. Saul   •  Bell-mère   •  Diez Barrels   •  Donquixote Rosinante   •  Caesar Clown   •  Morgan   •  Pudding Pudding   •  Kuzan   •  Vergo   •  Attach 
Non-Canon: Z   •  Shuzo   •  Randolph   •  Jim   •  Daddy Masterson   •  Minchey   •  Gasparde   •  Ryudo   •  Ain   •  Binz   •  Smash   •  Isaac 
Transportation
Ship(s): Marine Ships  •  Alexandra   •  Stan Maley   •  Pine Peak   •  Salamander 
Vehicles: Billower Bike  •  Ao Chari 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Magu Magu no Mi  •  Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu  •  Pika Pika no Mi  •  Zushi Zushi no Mi  •  Hie Hie no Mi   •  Woshu Woshu no Mi  •  Moku Moku no Mi  •  Ori Ori no Mi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Beri Beri no Mi  •  Sabi Sabi no Mi  •  Shari Shari no Mi  •  Nagi Nagi no Mi   •  Gasu Gasu no Mi   •  Nepa Nepa no Mi   •  Mono Mono no Mi   •  Meta Meta no Mi   •  Basu Basu no Mi   •  Ame Ame no Mi    •  Mosa Mosa no Mi    •  Modo Modo no Mi    •  Zuma Zuma no Mi  
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Rokushiki
Weapon Based: Shigure  •  Kashu  •  Yamaoroshi  •  Nanashaku Jitte  •  Bamboo  •  Same-kiri Bocho  •  Buster Call  •  Pacifista  •  Konpira  •  Eagle Launcher   •  Battle Smasher    •  Dyna Stone 
Related Articles
Marine Bases: Base of Marine Headquarters  •  Marineford (Gates of Justice)  •  G-1  •  G-2  •  G-3  •  G-5  •  G-8 (Navarone Island  •  8th Branch   •  16th Branch  •  77th Branch  •  80th Branch  •  153rd Branch (Shells Town)  •  Loguetown  •  Karakuri Island  •  Punk Hazard   •  Asuka Island   •  Trap Tower   •  Hand Island   •  Firs Island   •  Nebulandia   •  Promise Land   •  G-F   •  Jail Island 
Groups: Marine Ranks (Admiral  •  Vice Admiral  •  Captain)  •  SWORD  •  SSG
Events: God Valley Incident  •  Ohara Incident  •  Operation Utopia  •  Battle of Marineford  •  Nightmare of Baldimore (Legend of the Sacred Burning Beast of Baldimore)  •  Rocky Port Incident  •  Grand Reboot 
Concepts: Justice  •  Epithet  •  Bounties  •  Will of D.  •  Buster Call
Story Arcs: Romance Dawn Arc  •  Baratie Arc  •  Arlong Park Arc  •  Loguetown Arc  •  Warship Island Arc   •  Little Garden Arc  •  Alabasta Arc  •  Jaya Arc  •  G-8 Arc   •  Long Ring Long Land Arc  •  Water 7 Arc  •  Enies Lobby Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Thriller Bark Arc  •  Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Amazon Lily Arc  •  Impel Down Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Chapter 0  •  Post-War Arc  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fish-Man Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Marine Rookie Arc   •  Levely Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Cover Stories: Diary of Koby-Meppo  •  Jango's Dance Paradise  •  Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah  •  Ace's Great Blackbeard Search  •  Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works"  •  CP9's Independent Report  •  Straw Hat's Separation Serial  •  "Gang" Bege's Oh My Family
Movies: Dead End Adventure  •  The Cursed Holy Sword  •  Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates  •  One Piece Film: Strong World  •  One Piece 3D: Straw Hat Chase  •  One Piece Film: Z  •  One Piece Film: Gold  •  One Piece: Stampede
Other: World Government  •  Three Great Powers  •  Seastone  •  Ox Bell  •  World Military Draft  •  Ocean Guide   •  Fleet
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Enel's Great Space Operations
Characters: Enel  •  Tsukimi  •  Automata (First Lieutenant Spacey  •  Colonel Macro  •  General Galaxy  •  Sergeant Cosmo)  •  Space Pirates (Seamars)
Locations: Moon  •  Karakuri Island
Ships: Maxim
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God's Army
God: Enel
Priests: Ohm  •  Shura  •  Gedatsu  •  Satori
Military and Police Forces: Divine Soldiers (Yama  •  Hotori and Kotori)  •  Divine Squad (Moyle)  •  White Berets (McKinley)
Other: Holy  •  Fuza  •  Gode
Ship(s): Ark Maxim
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Goro Goro no Mi
Weapon Based: Milky Arrow  •  Ten-Fold Axe  •  Heat Javelin  •  Eisen Whip  •  Nonosama Bo
Dial Based: Axe Dial  •  Breath Dial (Shooter)  •  Flame Dial  •  Flavor Dial  •  Heat Dial  •  Impact Dial  •  Jet Dial  •  Milky Dial
Support: Mantra  •  Ordeals  •  Clouds (Surprise Clouds  •  String Clouds  •  Swamp Clouds  •  Iron Clouds)
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Skypiea Arc
Cover Stories: Gedatsu's Accidental Blue-Sea Life  •  Enel's Great Space Operations
Locations: Skypiea  •  Birka  •  Moon  •  Karakuri Island
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Cyborgs
Canon: Franky  •  Bartholomew Kuma  •  Pacifista  •  Taroimo  •  Vitan  •  Scotch  •  Eustass Kid  •  Gotti  •  Ahiru  •  Queen  •  Nekomamushi
Non-Canon: Borodo  •  Z  •  Shiro Kuma  •  Isaac  •  Donald Moderate
Abilities
Devil Fruits Based: Nikyu Nikyu no Mi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus
Weapon Based: Cyborg Tactics/Armored Me  •  Battle Smasher   •  KX Launcher
Related Articles
Locations: Karakuri Island
Other: Dr. Vegapunk
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