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The North Blue is an ocean in the One Piece World. North Blue, like its sister seas, comprises almost entirely of ocean, with a few scattered islands and a border with the Red Line.

It is known to be the birthplace of the Straw Hat Pirates' Cook, Sanji, who also happens to be part of the Vinsmoke Family (which once ruled the region in the past); the legendary explorer Mont Blanc Noland and his descendants; Marine Admirals Sakazuki and Borsalino, and three members of The Worst Generation: Trafalgar Law, Basil Hawkins, and X Drake. The Donquixote Pirates crew, led by former Shichibukai Donquixote Doflamingo, was also started in this sea, where it achieved infamy. Other notable pirate crews include the Bellamy Pirates and the Caribou Pirates.

The goggles that Usopp bought in Loguetown are said to be a new model from the North Blue.[1] Popular literature includes Liar Noland and Sora, Warrior of the Sea.

Locations in the North Blue[edit | edit source]

See also the associated category: North Blue Locations.

Characters from the North Blue[edit | edit source]

See also the associated category: North Blue Residents.
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North Blue
King of Lvneel  Mont Blanc Noland  Mont Blanc Cricket
Trafalgar D. Water Law Lami  Law's Father  Law's Mother 
Shachi Penguin Wolf  Artur Bacca  Conney Volcano 
Bellamy Sarquiss Lily Ross Eddy
Hewitt Rivers Mani Muret
Vinsmoke Judge Vinsmoke Sora  Vinsmoke Reiju Vinsmoke Ichiji Vinsmoke Niji
Vinsmoke Sanji Vinsmoke Yonji Époni ?????
Other Royals
Avalo Pizarro ?????  ?????  ?????  ????? 
Donquixote Doflamingo * Trebol Diamante Pica Vergo
Machvise Gladius Giolla Lao G Senor Pink
Baby 5 Buffalo Dellinger Monet Sugar
Basil Hawkins Faust
Caribou Coribou
Thatch  Fossa Vista
Other Pirates
Benn Beckman Masira Doc Q Wellington * Diez Barrels 
Psycho P 
Fullbody Tsuru Blueno Jabra Sakazuki
Borsalino Blugori Donquixote Rosinante *  X Drake
Others
Marianne Oars  Surume Bepo * Donquixote Homing * 
Homing's Wife *   Karasu Count Times 

Historic Information[edit | edit source]

Vinsmoke Reign[edit | edit source]

Sometime in the distant past,[2] the entire of North Blue was conquered by the infamous Vinsmoke Family, thereby forming the Germa Empire (ジェルマ帝国 Jeruma Teikoku?);[3] this reign was so cruel that it led to the Vinsmoke name becoming synonymous with evil. Since the empire's collapse (the cause of which is currently unknown), the family continues to rule over the maritime Germa Kingdom, and retains the considerable influence and status of royalty from their period of sovereignty.[4][5]

Liar Noland[edit | edit source]

Noland executed for "lying" to the king.

One of the most famous stories from the North Blue is the tale of Mont Blanc Noland, an explorer from Lvneel. Over 400 years ago, Noland left to explore the Grand Line, traveling many places from Vira to Jaya. Upon his return home, he told everyone about his journey to Jaya and seeing of the City of Gold.

The king of Lvneel heard about the City of Gold and asked Noland to take him. Noland tricked the king into going to Jaya only to find the City of Gold was not there. Upon his return, the king sentenced Noland to death and he was executed, his last words being "That's it! The City of Gold must have sunk into the sea!".

This event was published, by the king, into a child's storybook, where parents would use it to teach their children not to lie, lest they end up like Mont Blanc Noland. People like Sanji, Bellamy and Sarkies, born in North Blue, have came to know this story when reading it as children.[6]

  • Note: This is a historic recording of the story (not the true event), the true story can be found here.

Conquest of Four Nations[edit | edit source]

The Conquest of Four Nations

Despite the loss of their former empire, the Vinsmoke Family's current patriarch maintains an ambition to reestablish the family's rule over the entire North Blue. This desire was a direct cause of the infamous incident known as the Conquest of Four Nations, in which the kings of four nations in the North Blue were assassinated by the Vinsmoke Family.[7]

Fallen Celestial Dragons[edit | edit source]

33 years before the current time, the patriarch of the Donquixote Family, Donquixote Homing, rescinded from his position as a World Noble. He brought his wife and two sons—Donquixote Doflamingo and Donquixote Rosinante—to a country in North Blue, which had no ties with the World Government.

When citizens found out that the Donquixote Family was no longer under diplomatic immunity, they hunted down the family in revenge against all the ill-deeds done onto their loved ones by World Nobles, leading to Homing's wife to die from malnutrition that came from the deplorable shack they were forced to live in.[8]

For two years, the remaining three family members were tortured and persecuted, suffering from poverty and starvation, until Doflamingo awakened his Haoshoku Haki and knocked out the commoners. This feat earned him the loyalty of a young gang—Vergo, Trebol, Diamante and Pica—who saw Doflamingo as their new king. The four would kill and destroy anything that displeased Doflamingo even the slightest, with many victims and towns suffering such fates.[9]

Doflamingo eventually killed his father (which led Rosinante to run away), and after failing to reenter Mary Geoise, he returned to North Blue, where he and his four friends built a new family to terrorize the quadrant of the sea before entering the New World.[10]

White City[edit | edit source]

Amber Lead Syndrome destroys the once thriving Flevance.

16 years ago before the current time, the country known as Flevance was famous for its Amber Lead, a beautiful mineral that made the country to be wealthy, and is what earned the country the nickname "White City".

However, a century before this business boomed, the World Government and royal family of Flevance discovered that the mineral was poisonous when exposed to air, but chose not to reveal it, in order to maintain the profitable resources. This led to the poison to accumulate in the citizens' bodies, and each succeeding generation of offspring having shorter lifespans than their predecessors. It was 16 years ago that the full effect of this "Amber Lead Syndrome" came into visible effects, where the lead poisoning is showing on the victims' bodies.

Neighboring countries mistook this as a contagious disease, and quarantined the White City from the rest of the world, which led the country to retaliate, leading to its destruction, with Trafalgar D. Water Law as the sole survivor, who joined the Donquixote Pirates to take revenge on the world who shunned his homeland.[11]

Although the World Government had allowed the royal family of Flevance to escape selfishly as the rest of the country fell, the world remained vigilant of the Amber Lead Syndrome, incorrectly believing that it was transmitted by human contact, shown when every doctor in North Blue that Rosinante took Law to demonized the latter as a survivor who should be eradicated.[12]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 13, Oda reveals where Usopp's goggles came from.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 832, The period of the Vinsmoke Family's conquest of North Blue was described as being in the "distant past".
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 86 Chapter 864, Judge refers by name to the Germa Empire.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 826, Brook and Vinsmoke Reiju reveal the past of the Vinsmoke Family.
  5. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 832 (p. 17), The Germa Kingdom first appears.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2425 Chapters 226227 and Episode 148, The story of Noland, according to the storybook.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 832 (p. 18), Vinsmoke Reiju mentions the Conquest of Four Nations.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 763 (p. 2-9), Doflamingo has a nightmare of his past.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 78 Chapter 782 (p. 13-15), Trebol explains the past of the top executives and Doflamingo.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 767 (p. 2), Homing's last words as Doflamingo kills him.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 762 (p. 6-16), the to-be officers of the Donquixote Pirates discuss about Flevance's downfall.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 764 (p. 15-18), Law is prejudiced by every medical institute Rosinante took him to.

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Locations: Germa Kingdom   •  Lvneel Kingdom  •  Spider Miles  •  Rakesh  •  Flevance   •  Minion Island  •  Rubeck Island  •  Swallow Island  •  Notice  •  Kuen Village
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Geography
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Flevance
Citizens: Trafalgar D. Water Law   •  Lami 
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Swallow Island
Inhabitants: Shachi  •  Penguin  •  Wolf   •  Artur Bacca   •  Rudd   •  Trafalgar D. Water Law *  •  Bepo *
Ship: Polar Tang 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Ope Ope no Mi  •  Dero Dero no Mi 
Fighting Style Based: Electro
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Germa Kingdom
Citizens
Royalty: Vinsmoke Judge  •  Vinsmoke Sora   •  Vinsmoke Reiju  •  Vinsmoke Ichiji  •  Vinsmoke Niji  •  Vinsmoke Sanji   •  Vinsmoke Yonji
Servants: Cosette  •  Époni *  •  Nyasha
Organizations: Germa 66
Allies and Affiliates: Vegapunk   •  World Government   •  Big Mom Pirates (Charlotte Family  •  Morgans (World Economic Journal *)  •  Straw Hat Pirates   •  Fire Tank Pirates 
Abilities
Fighting Style Based: Black Leg Style   •  Haki 
Weapons Based: Raid Suit
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Story Arcs: Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Occupations: Mercenary (Underworld  •  Cozia  •  Broc Coli Island)  •  Scientist (Lineage Factor  •  Modified Humans  •  Cloning)
Others: North Blue  •  Conquest of Four Nations  •  Levely   •  Sora, Warrior of the Sea (Sora  •  Stealth Black)
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Bellamy Pirates
Members: Bellamy  •  Sarquiss  •  Lily  •  Ross  •  Eddy  •  Hewitt  •  Rivers  •  Mani  •  Muret
Former Affiliates: Donquixote Pirates
Ship(s): New Witch's Tongue
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Bane Bane no Mi
Swords Based: Kukri
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Story Arcs: Jaya Arc  •  Long Ring Long Land Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc
Locations: Jaya (Mock Town)  •  Notice
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Donquixote Pirates
Captain: Donquixote Doflamingo
Elite Officers: Vergo   •  Trebol  •  Diamante  •  Pica  •  Corazon  
Officers: Sugar  •  Violet   •  Giolla  •  Lao G  •  Senor Pink  •  Machvise  •  Dellinger  •  Gladius  •  Buffalo  •  Baby 5   •  Monet 
Other Members: Trafalgar Law   •  Kyuin   •  Lambor Bukini 
Subordinates: Bellamy   •  Bellamy Pirates   •  Caesar Clown   •  Disco   •  Homey  
Allies: Beasts Pirates (Kaido  •  Ibusu  •  Gran Tesoro (Gild Tesoro 
Ship(s): Numancia Flamingo  •  SAD Tanker 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Ito Ito no Mi  •  Beta Beta no Mi  •  Hira Hira no Mi  •  Ishi Ishi no Mi  •  Nagi Nagi no Mi *   •  Hobi Hobi no Mi  •  Giro Giro no Mi   •  Ato Ato no Mi  •  Sui Sui no Mi  •  Ton Ton no Mi  •  Pamu Pamu no Mi  •  Guru Guru no Mi  •  Buki Buki no Mi   •  Yuki Yuki no Mi   •  Bane Bane no Mi   •  Gasu Gasu no Mi   •  Gutsu Gutsu no Mi 
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Rokushiki  •  Jio-Ken
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Story Arcs: Jaya Arc  •  Long Ring Long Land Arc  •  Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc
Specials: Episode of Sabo
Movies: One Piece Film: Gold *
Locations: Spider Miles  •  Rakesh  •  Mock Town  •  Human Auctioning House  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa (Acacia  •  Corrida Colosseum  •  Sebio  •  Flower Field  •  SMILE Factory)  •  Green Bit  •  Mary Geoise  •  Paradise Island  
Belongings: Mera Mera no Mi   •  Gol Gol no Mi  
Others: Seven Warlords of the Sea  •  SAD  •  SMILE  •  Toys  •  World Noble (Donquixote Family)  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Heart Pirates  •  Russian  •  Gimlet
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Heart Pirates
Crew: Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Bepo  •  Jean Bart  •  Shachi  •  Penguin  •  Ikkaku  •  Uni  •  Clione
Ship: Polar Tang
Allies: Wolf  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Straw Hat Pirates  •  Kozuki Family  •  Mink Tribe)
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Ope Ope no Mi
Weapon Based: Kikoku
Fighting Style Based: Haki (Kenbunshoku  •  Busoshoku)  •  Electro  •  Sulong
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Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Wano Country Arc  •  One Piece novel Law
Movies: One Piece: Stampede
Locations: Flevance  •  Swallow Island  •  Sabaody Archipelago  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa  •  Zou  •  Wano Country
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Hawkins Pirates
Crew: Basil Hawkins  •  Faust
Ship: Grudge Dolph
Affiliates: Beasts Pirates  •  On Air Pirates *  •  Drake Pirates *  •  Kid Pirates 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Wara Wara no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Electro
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Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Movies: One Piece: Stampede
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Others: Worst Generation  •  Super Rookie
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Drake Pirates
Crew: X Drake
Ship: Liberal Hind
Allies & Affiliates: Marines (SWORD)  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance  •  Beasts Pirates   •  Hawkins Pirates 
Abilities
Devil Fruit: Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus
Weapon Based: Four-Bladed Axe  •  Saber
Fighting Style Based: Haki
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Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Cover Stories: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World
Movies: One Piece: Stampede
Locations: Sabaody Archipelago  •  Wano Country
Others: Super Rookie  •  Worst Generation  •  Barrels Pirates
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Caribou Pirates
Members: Caribou  •  Coribou  •  Momoo 
Ship(s): Numabou 
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Numa Numa no Mi
Weapon Based: Gatling Gun  •  Scythe
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Story Arcs: Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fish-Man Island Arc
Cover Stories: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World
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Others: Super Rookie  •  Fake Straw Hat Crew  •  Gaburu
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