Palms is a slim man with curly black hair and black circles around his eyes, which make him resemble a panda, his overall animal theme. On his head and shoulders he has an indument apparently made of panda fur, with the animal's head on his own as a head-covering. He wears a pair of shoulder pads secured by straps that run diagonally across his bare muscular chest, and dons long, striped gloves, almost reaching to his shoulders. Around his waist he seems to have yet another indument made of fur, but this one is spotted similarly to a leopard's.
Not much is known about Palms' personality. However, since like his fellow subordinate captains he refers to Whitebeard as "Father", and came to Marineford in order to save Ace, it might be assumed that he has a strong bond with the Whitebeard Pirates. Furthermore, he is not one to back down from obstacles, as he was willing to go against all Marine Headquarters and even jumping towards the battlefield.
Abilities and Powers
Some time prior to the current storyline, Palms became an infamous pirate in the New World, becoming a subordinate of Whitebeard.
Summit War Saga
When Portgas D. Ace was to be executed at Marineford, Palms and his crew joined forces with the Whitebeard Pirates to save him. He was seen attacking the Marines out of the bay with his fellow allies, and later when the Pacifistas appeared on the battlefield, he wondered what kind of things they really were. He managed to enter the plaza on Whitebeard's secret ship thanks to Little Oars Jr. and was seen jumping from the boat to join the Whitebeard Commanders. He was worried when Whitebeard was injured by Akainu,He was also seen resigning himself to abandoning the pirate Emperor.
He, along with the rest of the crew, attended Whitebeard's and Ace's funeral on an undisclosed island somewhere in the New World.
Whole Cake Island Saga
Under unknown circumstances, Palms encountered Edward Weevil and got into an argument. However, this small argument resulted in his defeat at the hands of Weevil. The news of his defeat was seen on Kizaru's desk.
Concludes non-canon section.
- Palms vs. Edward Weevil (unseen)
Anime and Manga Differences
- He is the third panda-themed character seen in One Piece.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 553 and Episode 470, Palms makes his debut.
- One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 133), Palms' birthday is given.
- One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 363), Palms's name is revealed.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 57 Chapter 553, Palms charges at the Marines while carrying a sword.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 Chapter 569.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 Chapter 569 (p. 1).
- One Piece Anime — Episode 751, Palms's news report on Kizaru's desk.