King is a huge man, as tall as his fellow two All-Stars. While less broadly built than either, he is better-proportioned, being well-muscled and broad in the shoulders (but not overly top-heavy like Jack) with long limbs. Notably, a plume of fire ever rises from his back, befitting his epithet.
King's natural looks are a mystery, seeing as his entire frame is kept clad in an all-dark uniform that bares no skin — resembling a cross between biker and BDSM wear. The bottom layer is a form-fitting, almost gimp-like bodysuit made mainly of black/dark-bluish leather, with lighter-blue, white-studded leather bands variously tied around. Visible of such garment are the head and neck areas, the latter showing a zipper in the middle and two of said bands left and right. The head portion, a full-faced mask, leaves only two holes for King's narrow, reddish eyes (being fully black around the eyes, otherwise dark blue). Below the eyes is leather of flame-esque shape flanking a central, triangular strip of light blue to mark off the nose, mouth, and chin section (also beset with studs). Above the eyes are blue-lensed, gray-rimmed goggle pieces and on each side of the head, connected by a studded base, is a large, black spike akin to a horn. Five more such spikes, only smaller, are located further on top upon a light-blue band that runs coronally into another one positioned like a headband, and crossing yet another that goes sagittally, with airholes around. Otherwise visible of the suit are the legs, each having three studded leather bands wrap around their upper halves plus a ring of the same material on each knee, and going inside black, high-heeled boots (once again with studded straps) whose high shafts end with jaggy, studded fold-overs. On top of the bodysuit is a dark-blue, double-breasted leather jacket, ten-buttoned in gold with notch lapels that have red, square skull patches sewn on, and wherefrom white ruffles emerge. Running straight down each side of the waist are two columns of yet more studs, and flat, two-part shoulder pads (black and double-trimmed with studs) are present on each side, down the upper arms with three curved spikes atop either (the outer ones the biggest). The tight sleeves of the jacket (each with two additional, stud-covered bands topping thinner strips along with three very small, white spikes above the wrists) are cuffless, ending in black gloves.
Finally, seemingly from the back of King's jacket sprouts a pair of large, black-feathered wings. Though it is unconfirmed if they are natural, their disappearance with King's pteranodon transformation may imply they are.
Like Queen, King is extremely rude and critical of his crewmates, constantly deriding Queen and especially Jack for their accomplishments. However, despite their rivalry, he and Queen seem to have a mutual sense of disdain towards Jack. According to Queen, King is a pervert who loves torturing people.
He shows initiative and is seemingly good at making big decisions under pressure, personally engaging with Big Mom and her crew to keep them from entering Wano despite not being ordered to do so by Kaido. Likewise, he is not intimidated by her, even outright rejecting the offer to join her crew.
King is extremely rude toward his crewmates, but his subordinates are loyal to him.
As one of Kaido's three right-hand men, Kaido has great trust in him and his powers. In turn, King is very loyal to Kaido, always ready to execute missions on his behalf. When Big Mom and her children arrived at Wano Country, King attacked and knocked her ship into the sea on Kaido's orders.
Another sign of his loyalty to Kaido was when King bluntly and immediately refused Big Mom's offer to join her crew, inspite of her willing to forgive King's transgressions against her.
Though he saw King as one of his three confidants, Kaido did not hesitate in giving the lower ranking Tobiroppo a chance to challenge any All-Star of their choice to take their position, as the crew's hierarchy is determined by an individual's power. King, on the other hand, did not complain.
King and his fellow All-Star, Queen, have a rivalry with another, but they share a mutual sense of disdain toward their fellow All-Star, Jack. After escorting Big Mom to Onigashima, Queen furiously blamed King for Big Mom's presence.
Despite being a fellow All-Star, King seems to view Jack as incompetent, as shown when he scolds him for the low offerings of the region he's in charge of.
He has a rather hostile relationship with the Tobiroppo Sasaki and Who's Who, being aware of their ambition to become All-Stars and acknowledging that they would likely ignore any summons order they knew came from him. When they expressed their aforesaid ambition before him and Kaido, King disdainfully told them to know their place, and when Kaido asked him and Jack if they would object to the Tobiroppo being granted a chance to fight one of them for their All-Star post, King said that he had none, showing confidence in his superiority over them.
Since Big Mom is a rival of his General, King sees her as an enemy. King personally kept her and her children out of Wano Country by knocking their ship into the ocean. He was later surprised to see that she survived once she was brought to Onigashima by Queen. Big Mom stated she would forgive his transgression on her if he joined her crew, since he is part of a unique race that she wanted in Totto Land, but he bluntly refused.
Abilities and PowersEdit
- Further information: Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon
King ate the Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon, an Ancient Zoan Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a hybrid and full pteranodon at will. This fruit gives him the ability to fly and in his full-beast form, he can perform extremely powerful attacks from midair, such as when he casually knocked back the Queen Mama Chanter, one of the largest ships seen so far, with enough force to throw off Big Mom herself.
King carries a large katana on his hip, befitting his size. It sports a plain-round, golden tsuba and matching gold kojiri, with tsuka-ito of dark-orange color forming traditional rhombus gaps, showing the lighter-orange same. During the battle against the Nine Red Scabbards 20 years ago, King was able to injure Raizo with his sword.
20 years ago when Kozuki Oden and the Nine Red Scabbards were on their way to Onigashima, the Beasts Pirates confronted them in the Udon region. In the ensuing battle, King fought Raizo. In the end, Oden and his allies were overwhelmed.
Wano Country ArcEdit
On Onigashima, King reprimanded his fellow All-Star Jack for what had happened with the low amount of offerings from Kuri, and then asked him if he knew where to go for their next trade deal now that they could not rely on Doflamingo. While discussing it, he pointed at Queen and mentioned how Queen was already incompetent, causing the two of them to engage in an argument.
When the Big Mom Pirates attempted to climb the waterfall around Wano Country on the Queen Mama Chanter and were just about to reach the top, King flew in and attacked, causing the ship to flip over and sending Big Mom into the sea below.
Around two days later, Queen brought Big Mom to Onigashima and scolded King for not being thorough in eliminating her. Big Mom told King that she would forgive him if he joined her crew, as she recognized him as one of the few races that were not part of Totto Land, but King refused her offer.
Prior to the Fire Festival's beginning, King heard that the Numbers had returned to Wano, of which he informed Queen. Later, during the beginning stages of the festival, King appeared before Kaido to confirm that it was he who had summoned the Tobiroppo in Kaido's name, for the purpose of having them find the latter's son, Yamato. Kaido then offered to let the Tobiroppo challenge the All-Stars for their positions should they succeed, to which both King and Jack had no objection.
- Beasts Pirates vs. Kozuki Oden, the Nine Red Scabbards, and Shinobu
- Like his fellow All-Stars Queen and Jack, King is named after the playing card rank, fitting with the card-based naming scheme of the Beasts Pirates.
- King, with his Devil Fruit and fire abilities, might be inspired by Rodan, a popular pteranodon kaiju that resides in a volcano, and of whom one specific incarnation is the "Fire Rodan".
- King's first anime appearance is in the opening OVER THE TOP. Originally in it, his wings were shown as white, but this was soon corrected to black.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 91 Chapter 920 (p. 8), King makes his debut in Kin'emon's flashback.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 925 (p. 16-17) and Episode 918, King makes his present day debut.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 One Piece Manga — Vol. 94 Chapter 951 (p. 14-15).
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 979 (p. 12).
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 One Piece Manga — Vol. 92 Chapter 930 (p. 10-11).
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 979 (p. 12-15), Kaido offers the Tobiroppo a chance to challenge any All-Star for their position, which neither Jack nor King opposed.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga — Chapter 979 (p. 11-15).
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 970.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 954 (p. 12).