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Nola is a giant snake native to Jaya who - along with the Shandia - became a denizen of Skypiea after half of Jaya was launched into the sky by the Knock Up Stream.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Four hundred years ago, she was the size of a normal adult python.

Now Nola is bigger than most buildings and is long enough to reach out to the sky well above the trees of Skypiea (which alone are massive themselves). Nola is supposedly much bigger than her ancestors.

Her head alone is large enough that people may dance on top of her, and her insides are so large they form a tunnel big enough for people to walk side by side down with no room restrictions.

She is blue in color with a single row of white hair on both sides, along the body. She has small, yellow eyes, and two long barbels hanging from the spot above her mouth, like a mustache. She also has dark blue wavy lines across the top of her body.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Nola up front.
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Nola's Concept Art from the Anime.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Nola is noted to be hot tempered and easily aggressive towards everything, attacking what crosses her path. Her foreboding and fearsome stance has earned her the title of "Master of the Sky".

Though fierce and violent, deep beneath Nola's intimidating appearance lies a much gentler creature. When she was young she used to call out to the Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell as the sound made her happy. Upon hearing the bell for the first time in four hundred years, she proceeds to become much happier and once again returned to the gentle self she had been as a child, singing out to the sound of the bell.

She is later seen after Enel's defeat dancing round a fire with the Shandia and Skypieans (some of which were on her head). This is noted as strange behaviour by other characters.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Friends[edit | edit source]

Nola was fond of Noland and Kalgara. Later, she also befriended Seto. When she awoke from being knocked out by the ordeal, her memories of her childhood and seeing Kalgara and Seto walking away from her, and her being unable to catch up, made her charge at Giant Jack with tears in her eyes.

She appears to have befriended Conis, Aisa, and Raki and was seen taking a stroll with them in the Where They Are Now mini-series.

Family[edit | edit source]

Nola is the grandchild of Kashigami, the previous "God" of the Shandia.

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

The effect of Nola's venom on a tree.

Nola is a powerful beast able to best even strong warriors like Wyper and Zoro easily. On top of her incredible strength to match her size, she also emits a powerful corrosive venom from her mouth. Her scales are also stronger than steel itself, as Zoro could not inflict any damage with his swords, and Wyper could not damage them with his Burn Bazooka. Though she is strong, this strength is not superior to the destructive force of a Reject Dial, as evidence of her failure to knock over Giant Jack. She is also no match to Enel's lightning powers. On the other hand, Nola was able to survive and recover in a short time to help take down the Giant Jack. As demonstrated by Luffy, Nola is rather vulnerable on the inside of her body, as she writhed in total agony as Luffy tried punching his way out while inside of her.

History[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

Nola with Noland and Kalgara.

Nola was originally discovered by Noland's men, and identified by Kalgara as the snake-god's grandchild. Nola lived in the remains of the city of Shandora and would constantly follow Kalgara and Noland around.[3] Every time the bell of Shandora was rung, she would call out to the sky in happiness. Some time after Noland left, the Shandia named her "Nola" after Noland.[4]

This carefree life ended, however, when the half of Jaya island containing Shandora was launched into the sky by the Knock Up Stream. Never again would Nola or the Shandia lay eyes on Noland, who was executed by his own kingdom as a liar; meanwhile, the displaced Shandora was overrun by land-hungry Skypieans, against whom Kalgara eventually fell.

Having outlived both her human friends, Nola spent the next four hundred years in the forests of what came to be known as Upper Yard; reverting to primal instincts, she came to surpass her ancestors in size and savagery. For this, she was dubbed "Master of the Sky" by both the Skypieans and the surviving Shandia.

Sky Island Saga[edit | edit source]

Skypiea Arc[edit | edit source]

Shandia and Skypieans celebrate the end of their long lasting war.

Nola unknowingly took part in the survival game set up by Enel and is one of the few who manages to reach the Upper Ruins, and during her trip up there, accidentally eats Luffy (who at first thinks her stomach is a cave), Nami, Aisa, and Gan Fall, but they eventually escape.

During the climax where Luffy needed to reach Enel's ship by knocking down the Giant Jack (a giant beanstalk), spurred on by the visions of her youth, Nola helps the heroes by ramming into it, knocking herself out in the process. Her efforts, however, weakened the beanstalk enough for Wyper to give the final blow with a Reject Dial.[5]

After Luffy rang the bell, Nola cried out in happiness.[6] She was later seen celebrating with the Skypieans and Shandia around a fire.[7] After the party, Nola slept heavily; while she was sleeping the Straw Hat Pirates went inside her mouth and retrieved the gold from inside before she awoke.[8]

She later traveled on the Vearth with Raki, Conis, and Aisa.[9]

Two Years Later[edit | edit source]


Nola has been accepted by the Shandia, and has become a living attraction for Rubber Band Land. Her height has made her the perfect candidate to be a part of the popular bungee jumping attraction. The attraction is called Nola-Bungee, which Shandia children enjoy.[10]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Nola is the second oldest living creature in One Piece, being more than 400 years old. The longest living creature is Zunesha, the elephant carrying the island of Zou.
  • Despite the fact that Nola has very strong and corrosive poison, real life pythons are actually not venomous.
  • Despite the fact that snakes are carnivorous, Nola was eating an apple when she was younger.
  • Although she grew to an enormous size over her life, she started out the size of a normal snake.
  • Nola was named by Seto after "Noland".[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 29 Chapter 273 (p. 11) and Episode 179, Nola's epithet is introduced by Enel.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 130) , Nola's birthday is given.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 31 Chapter 290 and Episode 188, Nola following Kalgara and Noland around.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 31 Chapter 292, Seto calls the snake by name
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 296 and Episode 191, Nola rams the beanstalk.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 299 and Episode 193, Nola cries out to the bell.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 300 and Episode 193, Nola parties with the others.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 32 Chapter 301 and Episode 194, Nola's stomach is raided by the Straw Hat Pirates.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 44 Chapter 424, cover story: Where They Are Now Vol. 1, Conis, Nola, Aisa and Raki taking a walk.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 65 Chapter 646, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 29, Nola playing with Shandia children.
  11. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 35, Oda states that Nola was named after Noland.

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