Moda is a young girl with shoulder-length blonde hair (light brown in the manga), that is half covered by a white bandanna, and light blue eyes. She wears a long red and pink skirt decorated with an intricate pattern with a light blue shirt and dark blue boots.
After the timeskip, she has notably grown, looking more like an adult woman with defined curves and her hair has become longer. However, her attire is similar to what she wore before the timeskip but has replaced her top with a long-sleeved blouse. Her bandana now has a cow pattern and has long brown boots. One of her teeth has also been chipped.
Abilities and Powers
Moda isn't an experienced fighter, but after having her latent power awakened by Betty's Kobu Kobu no Mi, Moda was able to defeat Peachbeard, a pirate captain with a bounty of 52,000,000, with only one hit with a stick.
Ace's Great Blackbeard Search
She saved Ace from the river after he was kicked into it by Doctor Black Beard, an angry chef Ace had skipped out on, and several others. Ace later returned the favor by reuniting Moda with her parents who were working as cooks on one of the Marines' ships.
When Peachbeard and his crew invaded Lulusia Kingdom, Moda begged him not to steal from them, as the only money they possess goes to the World Nobles as an offering. Peachbeard struck her down and demanded she hand it over, but Moda was caught by Belo Betty. After Betty bolstered the townspeople using her abilities, Moda used her newfound strength to defeat Peachbeard.
Anime and Manga Differences
During the Peachbeard Pirates' attack in the anime, Moda is trying to protect a jar of milk from them, which was not shown in the manga. In the manga, Moda struck Peachbeard on the top of his head. In the anime, she struck him in the face.
Early One Piece
One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (2010) revealed a sketch of an older Moda from Oda's notebook and speculated whether she would make a re-appearance in the series. This prediction came true eight years later with the release Chapter 904, which featured an older Moda.
- "Moda" in many Latin, Slavic, and other languages, means "fashion". In Japanese, this may be a pun on "moh", which is the sound cows make.
- An advertisement for Moda's milk was included in the supplementary Grand Times No. 1200 Issue (One Para 2). The advertisement claims that the milk has become very popular among Marine Bases.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 30 Chapter 278, cover story: Ace's Great Blackbeard Search Vol. 6.
- One Piece Anime — Episode 381, Moda and her parents appear in the newspaper Crocus is reading.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 904, Moda appears as a citizen of Lulusia Kingdom.
- One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 179).
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 30 Chapter 279, cover story: Ace's Great Blackbeard Search Vol. 7, Moda is seen working as a milk maiden.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 30 Chapter 280, cover story: Ace's Great Blackbeard Search Vol. 8.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 30 Chapter 281, cover story: Ace's Great Blackbeard Search Vol. 9.
- One Piece Anime — Episode 880.