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The On Air Pirates are an infamous and notable rookie pirate crew discovered on the Sabaody Archipelago around the time the Straw Hat Pirates arrived two years ago. As such, they are part of the Worst Generation, with their captain being Scratchmen Apoo.

Jolly RogerEdit

The crew's jolly roger is a cartoon-like depiction of a traditional skull with the upper teeth being replaced by a long set of piano keys (reminiscent of Apoo's own upper teeth) forming a wave, as well as Apoo's trademark braided hair tail. Instead of the usual crossbones in the background there is what seems to be a lightning bolt which might here again be a reference to Apoo's hairstyle (his roots having a lightning pattern).

CrewmatesEdit

The captain of the On Air Pirates is Scratchmen Apoo, one of the Worst Generation. Most, if not all, crew members of the On Air Pirates look or dress with a oriental theme, with all of them wearing the same style of oriental gown as Apoo, albeit in different colors. One member wears an oriental styled cap and a yellow oriental garb. He has brown hair and also bears a Fu Manchu mustache. His first and only appearance was in Chapter 499, informing Apoo who Zoro was. Another member wears an open black oriental garb and a green sash across his waist. He has black hair in the front and on top of his head, but also has ponytail-like messy brown hair. He first appeared in Chapter 504 and makes subsequent appearances in Chapters 507, 565, 581, and 595. A third crew member has an a brown afro and wears a blue shirt. He first appeared in Chapter 504 and makes subsequent appearances in Chapters 565, 581, 595, and 793. A fourth crew member wears a red oriental garb with the design of chimes on the right side. He has a thin upwards facing crescent mustache and wears his hair in a queue. He first appeared in Chapter 504 and makes subsequent appearances in Chapters 565, 581, 581, 793, and 795. A fifth crew member is a woman with yellow hair that is tied in a bun in the back. She first appeared in Chapter 504 and makes a subsequent appearance in Chapter 581.

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On Air Pirates
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Affiliates
Beasts Pirates
Allies
Kid Pirates  Hawkins Pirates *



Crew StrengthEdit

It can be presumed that they are strong because of their captain's high bounty and the fact that they made it all the way to Sabaody Archipelago and the New World. Another example of their strength is that they were able to escape Kizaru's raid despite their captain being beaten by Kizaru's attack. They had also formed an alliance with the Hawkins and Kid Pirates. However, it broke down after the encounter with Kaido, and the crew, along with the Hawkins Pirates, allied with the Beasts Pirates.

ShipEdit

Further information: Stay Tune
Stay Tune Infobox

On Air Pirates's ship as seen in the anime.

The crew's ship is called the Stay Tune (ステイチューン号 Sutei Chūn-gō?).[6] Their ship takes on musical theme, with a massive horn for a figurehead and two masts, the front of which has two red sails. The bottom of which brandishes the crew's jolly roger, and the front mast also has two crow's nests designed to look like drums and the jolly roger flag at the top. The back mast has a single red sail and another jolly roger flag on it. The ship has a cabin shaped like a radio tower, speakers on the front of the ship, and a drum-like design on the side with "ON AIR" written on it.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

The crew made their start on the Grand Line, navigating the treacherous sea.[7]

Summit War SagaEdit

Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit

They made it to Saboady Archipelego, where they were met by other strong crews. Their captain, Scratchmen Apoo witnessed the many different powers of three Supernovas including X Drake's ancient Zoan fruit, Urouge's ability to grow larger, and Basil Hawkins' straw ability. Apoo attempted to take on Admiral Kizaru himself, but was defeated.

Marineford ArcEdit

Apoo showed up fine later, along with the crew to watch the war at Marineford on a screen at Sabaody.

Post-War ArcEdit

Shortly after the ending of the war, the crew entered the New World, where they came across a island with large wild boars, and invisible land.[8]

During the TimeskipEdit

The crew attempted to invade Big Mom's territory but were forced to flee.[9]

Dressrosa SagaEdit

Punk Hazard ArcEdit

After the timeskip, the Kid Pirates proposed an alliance with the On Air Pirates, and Hawkins Pirates. Captain Apoo accepted, and the crews made plans to take down a Yonko.[10]

Dressrosa ArcEdit

After the reading the news about Doflamingo's defeat, Kid and Killer dined with Hawkins and Apoo. They learned that Luffy and Law's target is Kaido and were glad as their intended Yonko target is Shanks.[11] Some time later, they were alerted by what seemed to be an earthquake. They quickly investigated the source of the commotion, which was a large crater on the ground in the shape of a human. The alliance then came face-to-face with the Yonko, Kaido.[12]

Yonko SagaEdit

Zou ArcEdit

Apoo and his crew became Kaido's subordinates. After Jack's defeat, Apoo contacted Kaido and informed him that communications with Jack had been lost.[13]

TriviaEdit

  • The term "on air" is normally used for when a radio studio's microphone is activated and its listeners can hear the DJ speaking on the broadcast from the radio station. Coincidentally, Scratchmen Apoo himself resembles a DJ both in appearance and fighting stance.
  • The On Air Pirates arrived on an island in the New World where they ended up running "on the air" to escape some giant boars.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 and Episode 392, The On Air Pirates make their debut.
  2. Scratchmen Apoo - Beli350,000,000
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 677 and Episode 603, the post-timeskip bounties for Kid, Killer, Apoo and Hawkins are revealed.
  4. Scratchmen Apoo - Beli198,000,000
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 18) and Episode 392, The 9 big time rookies revealed.
  6. Volume 10089 — Stay Tune is named.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 15) and Episode 392.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 4) and Episode 513.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 837 (p. 8-9).
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 677 and Episode 603.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 and Episode 736.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 795 and Episode 739.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 821.

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Ship: Stay Tune
Affiliates: Beasts Pirates  •  Kid Pirates   •  Hawkins Pirates *
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Crew: Eustass Kid  •  Killer  •  Heat  •  Wire
Ship: Victoria Punk
Affiliates: On Air Pirates   •  Hawkins Pirates 
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Fighting Style Based: Haki
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Hawkins Pirates
Crew: Basil Hawkins  •  Faust
Ship: Grudge Dolph
Affiliates: Beasts Pirates  •  Kid Pirates   •  On Air Pirates *
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Devil Fruit Based: Wara Wara no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Electro
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General: Kaido
All-Stars: King  •  Queen  •  Jack
Headliners: Flying Six (X Drake  •  Page One)  •  Sheepshead *  •  Ginrummy *  •  Holdem  •  Speed  •  Babanuki  •  Daifugo  •  Solitaire  •  Dobon  •  Basil Hawkins
Gifters: Batman  •  Gazelleman  •  Mouseman  •  Alpacaman  •  Madilloman
Other Members: Scotch  •  Scratchmen Apoo  •  Kamijiro  •  Hihimaru 
Subordinates Crews: Drake Pirates  •  On Air Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates
Allies and Affiliates: Kurozumi Family (Kurozumi Orochi)  •  Kyoshiro Family (Kyoshiro  •  Kuni  •  Kaku and Suke)  •  Donquixote Pirates (Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Caesar Clown
Ships: Mammoth   •  Liberal Hind  •  Stay Tune  •  Grudge Dolph
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus  •  Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Spinosaurus  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Wara Wara no Mi  •  SMILE
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Electro  •  Alpaca Kenpo
Other: Koro  •  Seastone  •  Mummy (Excite Bullets  •  Excite Shot)
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Story Arcs: Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc  •  Levely Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Cover Stories: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World
Locations: Zou  •  Wano Country (Flower Capital  •  Kuri  •  Udon  •  Onigashima)
Others: Yonko  •  Underworld (Broker)  •  Fire Festival
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Yonko
Members: Shanks  •  Edward Newgate   •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Kaido  •  Marshall D. Teach
Ships: Red Force  •  Moby Dick   •  Queen Mama Chanter  •  Mammoth   •  Saber of Xebec
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gura Gura no Mi  •  Soru Soru no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki
Weapon Based: Gryphon  •  Murakumogiri  •  Napoleon  •  Prometheus  •  Zeus 
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Story Arcs: Romance Dawn Arc  •  Loguetown Arc  •  Jaya Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Thriller Bark Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Fish-Man Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc  •  Levely Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Cover Stories: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc
Others: Bounties  •  Battle of Marineford  •  Payback War  •  Will of the D.
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Members: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Capone Bege  •  Jewelry Bonney  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Scratchmen Apoo  •  Eustass Kid  •  X Drake  •  Urouge  •  Killer  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Marshall D. Teach
Ships: Thousand Sunny (Shiro Mokuba I  •  Mini Merry II  •  Shark Submerge III)  •  Nostra Castello  •  Jewelry Margherita  •  Grudge Dolph  •  Stay Tune  •  Victoria Punk  •  Liberal Hind  •  Hanjomaru  •  Polar Tang  •  Saber of Xebec
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Wara Wara no Mi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi
Sword Based: Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui  •  Saber  •  Kikoku
Projectile Weapon Based: Flintlock  •  KX Launcher  •  Tommy Guns
Other Weapon Based: Four-Bladed Axe  •  Seastone Spear
Fighting Style Based: Santoryu/Kyutoryu  •  Haki
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Crews: Straw Hat Pirates  •  Fire Tank Pirates  •  Bonney Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  On Air Pirates  •  Kid Pirates  •  Drake Pirates  •  Fallen Monk Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates
Story Arcs: Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga (Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc)  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fish-Man Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc  •  Wano Country Arc
Movies: One Piece: Stampede
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West Blue: Thriller Bark Pirates  •  Fire Tank Pirates  •  Happo Navy
North Blue: Masira Pirates  •  Bellamy Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  Drake Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Caribou Pirates
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Paradise: Saruyama Alliance  •  Macro Pirates  •  Fallen Monk Pirates  •  On Air Pirates  •  Pinkbeard Pirates
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Members: Portgas D. Ace  •  Cavendish  •  Worst Generation (Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Capone Bege  •  Jewelry Bonney  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Scratchmen Apoo  •  Eustass Kid  •  X Drake  •  Urouge  •  Killer  •  Trafalgar Law)  •  Bartolomeo  •  Caribou  •  Coribou
Ships: Piece of Spadille (Striker)  •  Sleeping White Horse of the Forest  •  Thousand Sunny (Shiro Mokuba I  •  Mini Merry II  •  Shark Submerge III)  •  Nostra Castello  •  Jewelry Margherita  •  Grudge Dolph  •  Stay Tune  •  Victoria Punk  •  Liberal Hind  •  Hanjomaru  •  Polar Tang  •  Going Luffy-senpai  •  Numabou
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Mera Mera no Mi  •  Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Wara Wara no Mi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Bari Bari no Mi  •  Numa Numa no Mi
Sword Based: Durandal  •  Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui  •  Saber  •  Kikoku
Projectile Weapon Based: Flintlock  •  KX Launcher  •  Tommy Guns
Other Weapon Based: Four-Bladed Axe  •  Seastone Spear
Fighting Style Based: Santoryu/Kyutoryu  •  Haki
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Story Arcs: Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga (Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc)  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fish-Man Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Caesar Retrieval Arc   •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Silver Mine Arc   •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Mini-Series: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World  •  The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet
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