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Gyukimaru is a warrior monk and highway robber who resides in Wano Country.[1][2]

Appearance

Gyukimaru is a very large man with a face resembling a mask. He wears a dark kimono, light pants, and a light cape, and carries many weapons on his back. He also wears a very large bead necklace.[1]

Personality

Gyukimaru greatly reveres the legends of Ryuma, and so went to great lengths to return Shusui to his grave. He is rather pragmatic in battle and always looks for an opening on his opponent, even when they are distracted or caught up by something else altogether.[3]

Abilities and Powers

Gyukimaru is a skilled thief, being able to successfully steal Shusui from Zoro and make his way halfway across Wano Country at a fast pace.[1]

Spearmanship

Gyukimaru has shown to be extremely skilled in wielding his bisento, able to clash evenly with the extremely powerful swordsman Roronoa Zoro. He has been shown using the handle of the staff to counter Zoro's sword strikes.[3]

Weapons

Gyukimaru's main weapon is a very long bisento, which grants him great size and range in addition to cutting power.[3]

He also carries around a very large variety of weapons on his back.[1]

History

Wano Country Arc

Gyukimaru was in Ebisu Town when he spotted the sword Shusui and took it.[4] He went to Ringo and returned it to Ryuma's grave before he was confronted on Oihagi Bridge by Roronoa Zoro, from whom he had taken Shusui.[1] Refusing to believe Zoro rightfully earned the sword, Gyukimaru battled him to take his other two swords. A woman and a girl named Toko then came onto the scene being chased by Kamazo, and as Zoro turned his attention to Kamazo, Gyukimaru repeatedly tried striking at his openings, annoying the swordsman.[5]

Major Battles

Trivia

  • "Gyūki" (牛鬼? literally "ox ogre") is another pronunciation for ushi-oni, which in Japanese folklore is a monstrous, brutal yōkai with a horned, bovine head. "Maru" (? literally "ring" or "perfect") is a common suffix for Japanese male names.
  • Gyukimaru is possibly based on Benkei, a Japanese warrior monk who was said to have stolen weapons from samurai whom he believed to be unworthy.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 936 (p. 16-17), Gyukimaru makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 937 (p. 6), Gyukimaru is introduced.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 937 (p. 6-9).
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 935 (p. 11).
  5. One Piece Manga — Vol. 93 Chapter 937 (p. 6-9, 11-15).

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Devil Fruit Based: Toki Toki no Mi   •  Artificial Devil Fruit  •  Fuku Fuku no Mi  •  SMILE  •  Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Tanuki  •  Wara Wara no Mi  •  Juku Juku no Mi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Allosaurus  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Spinosaurus  •  Hebi Hebi no Mi, Model: Yamata no Orochi  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pteranodon  •  Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus  •  Mane Mane no Mi }  •  Bari Bari no Mi   •  Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Nue 
Fighting Style Based: Ryuo  •  Daito Nitoryu  •  Kitsunebi-ryu  •  Ninjutsu  •  Kappa-ryu
Weapons: Shusui  •  Kitetsu (Shodai Kitetsu *  •  Nidai Kitetsu  •  Sandai Kitetsu )  •  Soto Muso  •  Enma  •  Ame no Habakiri
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Administration: Orochi Oniwabanshu  •  Mimawarigumi  •  Beasts Pirates (Drake Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  On Air Pirates)
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Locations
Regions: Flower Capital  •  Kuri (Paradise Farm)  •  Udon  •  Ringo  •  Hakumai  •  Kibi
Others: Onigashima
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