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Paulie is the current vice president of the Galley-La Company in Water 7.[3] Before being promoted, he was one of the five Dock One foremen, specializing in rigging, knots, and masts.[4]

He became an ally of the Straw Hat Pirates during the end of the Water 7 Arc and the beginning of the Enies Lobby Arc.


Paulie is often seen with a cigar in his mouth. His denim jacket has a flame detail, many of his cigars strapped to it (in a similar fashion to Smoker), and a big "1" printed on its back, most likely referring to Dock 1 (though in the Post-Enies Lobby Arc, he wore a black jacket emblazoned with roses and chains).[4]

His hair is blond and slicked back on his head while wearing a pair of orange goggles on top. These goggles were cracked on the right side for the second half of the Water 7 arc and the duration of the Enies Lobby arc as a result of his fight with Rob Lucci and Kaku.[7] He is quite muscular, and his attire is completed by a yellow T-shirt, with white concentric circles in the middle of it, a belt around his waist with a little bag attached to it, and a pair of loose trousers tucked inside his boots. He's usually seen frowning.[4]

In his appearance in the Where They Are Now? cover story, he was seen wearing an elegant, unbuttoned jacket over a cloud-patterned shirt, with a loose tie around the unbuttoned collar, and matching suit trousers. He still had his trademark goggles, belt and cigars strapped to his jacket, and a hammer and a small purse were attached to his belt.[3]


Paulie Manga Color Scheme
Paulie's color scheme in the manga.
Paulie Digitally Colored Manga
Paulie in the Digitally Colored Manga.
Paulie Anime Concept Art
Paulie's concept art from the anime.
Paulie Episode of Merry Color Scheme
Paulie's color scheme in Episode of Merry.
Paulie at Age 12
Paulie at age 12.
Paulie's Outfit Post-Enies Lobby Arc
Paulie's outfit during the Post-Enies Lobby Arc.
Paulie Unlimited Adventure
Paulie Burning Will


Paulie Outraged at Nami

Paulie calls Nami a "shameless girl".

Paulie is shown as closest to and most trusted by Iceburg. He also shows a prudish outlook on the way many female characters dress. Unlike most other male characters such as Sanji, Paulie often becomes outraged at how much of their bodies women such as Nami (even calling her a harlot, much to her annoyance), Kalifa,[8] and Mozu and Kiwi (who call him an overly shy man)[9] show off when they are in the company of men.

He apparently enjoys gambling, as he has many debts to pay off and is often pursued by debt-collectors. When he is first introduced, he tries to steal two suitcases full of money from Luffy to pay off his gambling debts.[4] Though he is thwarted by Lucci and pulled back on land by his ear and gives back the suitcases, he asks for 10% of the cash if Luffy really wanted to thank him, shortly before being knocked over the head by Lucci with a hammer.[10] However, Paulie is still a kind-hearted man, and very caring about his friends and mentor.

Abilities and Powers[]

As one of Dock 1's foremen, and later as the vice president of Galley-La Company, Paulie is an extraordinarily skilled shipwright, who actively took part in the realization of the Thousand Sunny for the Straw Hat Pirates.

Physical Abilities[]

Aside from his shipwright skills, Paulie possesses formidable physical and fighting capabilities.

He has shown to be several times stronger than common humans: he effortlessly slammed many members of the Franky Family one onto another with just two ropes and the sheer strength of his arms, and he also pulled a giant to the ground with a similar method. He can throw ropes against his enemies in a straight line with enough blunt power to defeat them with one blow, and was able to open alone one of the two gigantic wings of Dock 1's door. Last but not least, he managed to slam Luffy around with his rope and actually hurt him, despite his rubber body.

He is highly resistant and resilient, as he took a full beating from CP9 members and was able to stand back up in mere moments; the injuries he suffered apparently healed in a very short period of time. On Enies Lobby, he was pierced from side to side by a member of the Watchdog Unit of the Law and yet managed to fight without consequences for the rest of the story arc.

Paulie is also very acrobatic and agile, as he leaped off one of Water 7's high bridges and landed on a Yagara Bull without a scratch.[11]

Rope Action[]

Further information: Rope Action
Rope Action Infobox

"Rope Action: Figure of 8 Knot".

Paulie has a unique fighting style; he makes use of an intricate array of acrobatics combined with rigging techniques that employ a complicated use of ropes that appear from under his sleeves. It is also versatile since the ropes enable him to increase the reach of his attacks - be it long-ranged, mid-ranged, or even melee - and even attack multiple targets at once, giving Paulie an advantage in battle, be it group combat or one-on-one.

The amount of rope he carries is immense and measures hundreds, if not thousands of meters, as he was actually able to make a huge, complex rope-work in a split-second to keep not only himself, but also the entire Franky Family, their King Bulls, Oimo, and Kashii from falling into the huge pit in Enies Lobby.[12] The amount of rope that he uses as a weapon and brings with himself all the time never seems to run out, since he has been known to pull out yards upon yards from time to time.

When he attacks, the ropes generally snake their way out his sleeve and wrap around the target. He typically weaves his ropes into patterns that help him to either ensnare foes or restrain their movements, making them more vulnerable to incoming attack. Paulie can also use his ropes outside of battle, as seen when he successfully deceived the marines that he had already been captured when in reality, he deliberately tied himself up with his own ropes and was just waiting for the right time to release himself, the Franky Family, and the giants.



Young Paulie at Puffing Tom's Opening

A young Paulie at Puffing Tom's opening.

During the opening day of the Puffing Tom, a young Paulie was seen attending its coronation. He appeared enthusiastic about the new amazing means of transportation, even running after the train when it started its first journey. Inspired by this event, Paulie decided to become a shipwright.[13][14] He then grew up and joined the Galley-La Company, eventually becoming one of the company's top foremen.[4]

Water 7 Saga[]

Water 7 Arc[]

Paulie first appeared while working in Dock 1. When Mikazuki refused to pay for his ship's repairs, Paulie and the other Galley-La workers attacked the pirates.[1]

Later, Paulie was running away from debt collectors. To escape, he hijacked a Yagara Bull the Franky Family was using to steal the Straw Hats' money, thus helping them in the process.[15] However, he then tried to steal the money himself, but was stopped by Rob Lucci who then got into a brief, apparently "friendly" fight with him.[16]

When Galley-La refused to repair Going Merry, Paulie explained that ships are built starting with the keel and that replacing the keel would mean building a new ship. When a world government officer appeared, Paulie told Nami and Luffy to hide and wondered what the World Government wanted with Iceburg. Paulie chastised Nami and Luffy's screaming after they discovered their suitcases were empty. Peepley Lulu pointed out that Usopp was kidnapped by the Franky Family, and Paulie told Nami where the Franky House's location, although Luffy had already run off.[17]

Later, he was shocked to hear about the attempted murder on Iceburg. He angrily expelled the journalists from the Galley-La Headquarters courtyard[18] and then searched for the Straw Hats with the other foremen of Galley La to eliminate them, believing them to be responsible for the crime.[19] They managed to find Luffy, and Paulie showed his great mastery with ropes by smashing him around,[20] until Franky interrupted the battle with his Coup de Vent, and Luffy and Nami managed to escape.[21]

When night fell, the whole Galley La company guarded the office thinking that the murderer might attack Iceburg again.[22] Iceburg asked him to go to his office to retrieve a fake blueprint of the Pluton.[23] As he was retrieving it, he was surprised by two masked strangers who had no problem in dealing with him.[24] Right as he was about to be killed, Luffy crashed into the wall, proving to him that the attempted assassin were not the Straw Hat Crew, he was then trapped with Luffy and left to die.[25]

Outrunning the Aqua Laguna

Luffy, Zoro, and Paulie outrun a wave.

However, with the help of Luffy, he got free and ran to Iceburg's aid.[26] There, it was revealed to him that Lucci, Kaku, Kalifa, and Blueno were all working undercover for the government. Shocked at first, Paulie tried to avert this truth as some misunderstanding, until Lucci revealed that he could talk without Hattori's assistance, and that he would prove his antagonism by stepping on Iceburg's face, which angered Paulie, as he recognized the voice as one of the assailants who trapped them in the office. Paulie attempted to attack his former best friend, only to be brutalized by Lucci's mastery of Rokushiki.[27] Lucci then shocked Paulie and the others further by utilizing his Devil Fruit, the Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard, and transforming into a bipedal leopard to greatly enhance his strength. Paulie, shocked and horrified, tried to get Iceburg to safety, but was stopped by Lucci, who rebuffed Paulie's claim of thinking of them as friends. As the CP9 set the building on fire and left Paulie and Iceburg tied up to burn,[28] they were then saved by Chopper, who took the two out of the place safely.[29]

Straw Hat, Galley-La, and Franky Family Alliance Formed

Luffy, Paulie and Zambai team up.

He later helped Nami and Chopper search for Luffy and Zoro to go save Nico Robin. He rescued them as they were about to get washed away by a wave.[30] As the crew was determined to follow the train carrying Robin, he tried to stop them because of the phenomenon called Aqua Laguna, explaining its devastating effects on the city and the impossibility of navigating during it.[31]

The Straw Hats, however, eager to save their crewmate, refused to listen to him. He eventually met up with Lulu and Tilestone, and they hid themselves on the Rocketman in order to help the Straw Hats to achieve their goal.[32]

He was later seen on the Rocketman along with the other Galley La foremen, having joined forces with the Franky Family and Straw Hat Pirates;[33] they passed through the Aqua Laguna and proceeded to Enies Lobby.[34]

Enies Lobby Arc[]

Watchdog Unit Stabs Paulie

Paulie is injured by a Watchdog Unit of the Law.

As they were reaching Enies Lobby, Paulie drew a map (he had been there before to repair the rails) and planned how they will go inside. As they were waiting for the time to land, Luffy had already flown into Enies Lobby and started rampaging there. When they attack the island, together with the Franky Family and his comrades, they defeated Oimo and Kashii. When they entered the gate, one from the Watchdog Unit of the Law leaped forward and stabbed Paulie. The Rocketman suddenly landed with the remaining Straw Hats.[35]

Paulie and Zambai Separate Baskerville

Paulie and Zambai "defeat" Baskerville.

As they were riding the Franky Family's King Bulls, he told Zoro, "If you meet them (the four traitors), tell them that they are fired." Sodom was shot in the heart and collapsed. Together with Lulu and Tilestone, they fought the remaining Marines. Later as they were about to collapse, they saw Oimo and Kashii with Sogeking, not as enemies but as allies. When they reached the Courthouse with the Franky Family, they defeated Baskerville.

As the Buster Call was summoned, he tied himself up with his own ropes as the others were tied up by the Marines, waiting for an opportunity to escape.[36] Kashii and Oimo carried them to the front gates where battleships fired at them.[37][38][39] Paulie caught them with his rope, and they finally escaped.[40] They hijacked the Puffing Tom and returned to Water 7.[41]

Post-Enies Lobby Arc[]

After the events of Enies Lobby, Paulie and the others all returned to Water 7, where he led the reconstruction of the Galley-La Company's main headquarters. Along with Iceburg, Peepley Lulu, and Tilestone, he joined Franky in building a new ship for the Straw Hat Pirates.[42]

Thriller Bark Saga[]

Where Are They Now[]

Paulie W.A.T

Paulie chased by fans and debt-collectors.

Some time later, Paulie has been promoted to vice-president and is shown being chased by love-struck fans and furious debt-collectors.[3]

Fish-Man Island Saga[]

From the Decks of the World[]

Paulie is shown after the timeskip unveiling the Puffing Ice with Lulu, Tilestone, and other Galley-La employees and celebrating with them.[43]

Whole Cake Island Saga[]

From the Decks of the World: the 500,000,000 Man Arc[]

When Franky's new wanted poster reached Water 7, Paulie looked at it with a shocked expression.[44]

Wano Country Saga[]

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

One Piece: Stampede[]

He was riding on top of the Puffing Ice as it was crossing Delta Island.[45]

Concludes non-canon section.

Final Saga[]

Egghead Arc[]

Paulie, along with the rest of Water 7, tuned in to Vegapunk's worldwide broadcast and was concerned with his prediction that the world would sink into the ocean.[46]

Early Concepts[]

Paulie was originally shown without a cigar in his mouth. 

Early W7 designs
Early concept designs of Paulie (middle) and other Galley-La Company employees.

Major Battles[]


Video Games[]

Playable Appearances[]

Enemy Appearances[]

Support Appearances[]


  • Paulie's birthday, July 8, comes from word "Rope" (なわ, Nawa?) since 7-8 can be derived from na-wa.[6]
  • Paulie's favorite foods are strawberry liqueur and pickled sardines.[5]
  • In the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th popularity polls Paulie ranked 18th, 49th, 59th, 100th, and 69th respectively.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 323 (p. 15) and Episode 230, Paulie makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 323 (p. 18-19) and Episode 230, Paulie is affiliated with Galley-La.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 50 Chapter 488, cover story: Where They Are Now Vol. 3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 326 (p. 17) and Episode 232, Paulie is introduced.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0376), Information about Paulie is revealed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 43 (p. 128), Paulie's Birthday is revealed.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 344 and Episode 243, Paulie falls before the disguised CP9 agents
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 327 (p. 11) and Episode 232.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 39 Chapter 368 (p. 5) and Episode 258.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 327 (p. 3, 6-7) and Episode 232.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 34 Chapter 326 (p. 14-17).
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 44 Chapter 428 (p. 5).
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 37 Chapter 354 (p. 17) and Episode 248.
  14. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 38, Fan Question: When the Sea Express leaves in Chapter 354 "Sea Express", is that kid with the runny nose in the bottom left Paulie?!
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 326 (p. 14-17) and Episode 232.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 34 Chapter 327 and Episode 232.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 35 Chapter 328 and Episode 233.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 35 Chapter 334 and Episode 237.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 35 Chapter 336 and Episode 238.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 337 and Episodes 238239.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 338 and Episode 239.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 341 and Episode 241.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 342 and Episode 242.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 344 and Episode 243.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 345 and Episode 243.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 36 Chapter 346 and Episode 244.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 37 Chapter 347 and Episodes 244245.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 37 Chapter 349 and Episode 246.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 358 and Episode 251.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 361 and Episodes 252253.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 364 and Episodes 254255.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 365 and Episode 255.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 366 (p. 9-16) and Episodes 256257.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 367 and Episode 257.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 380 and Episode 267.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 414 and Episode 297, Paulie reveals that he had tied himself with his own ropes.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 418 (p. 4-5) and Episode 300.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 43 Chapter 419 (p. 3) and Episode 301.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 424 (p. 4-8, 16-18) and Episodes 306307.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 428 and Episode 310.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 429 and Episode 311.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 435 and Episode 316.
  43. One Piece Manga — Vol. 66 Chapter 656, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 38.
  44. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 816, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 10.
  45. One Piece Movie — One Piece: Stampede.
  46. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1114 (p. 3), Paulie listens to Vegapunk's broadcast.

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