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Prometheus the Sun is a sun homie that Big Mom summons from her right hand.[2] He is a special kind of homie, as he received a soul fragment from Big Mom herself,[5] and serves as one of her personal weapons alongside Napoleon and Hera, and formerly Zeus.

Appearance

Prometheus is a mass of compressed flames[6] with several sunrays surrounding him, giving him the appearance of a miniaturized sun.[2] His eyes and nose are very close together, and are small compared to his large mouth. He has blushy, rosy cheeks and is usually seen with a toothy smile.[1] When he uses his power, his appearance changes, resembling a fireball while his facial features remain, though he can take on a more sinister appearance.[7] While sleeping, Prometheus does not exude any sun rays nor light, instead appearing a mere orb with a face floating in midair.[8]

When he was initially described by Pound, he had a more fiery appearance and was surrounded by fireballs rather than sunrays. His facial features consisted of only slanted, pupilless eyes and a mouth.[2] He took this appearance when joining with Big Mom to attack the Thousand Sunny.[9]

Gallery

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Prometheus' concept art from the anime.
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Prometheus' fireball appearance.
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Prometheus' sinister appearance.
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Prometheus without his sun rays while sleeping.
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Prometheus' color scheme in the manga in his fireball appearance.
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Prometheus in his sinister appearance in One Piece Thousand Storm.
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Prometheus with Big Mom and Zeus in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4.
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Prometheus' attack mode in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4.

Personality

Prometheus is very loyal to Big Mom and will come to her when she summons him. He also cares about the safety of the citizens in Totto Land and may even question Big Mom and beg her to cease if he sees her tantrums are causing harm to others. However, due to being a homie, he can never physically go against Big Mom due to fearing her powerful soul as all homies do.[2] Loyal to Big Mom, Prometheus would not hesitate to execute any traitors in cold blood, as he brutally incinerated Kingbaum while callously causing heavy casualties among other homies nearby.[10]

Prometheus has little faith in his fellow special homie Zeus, and repeatedly called him back and then scolded him when Zeus was lured into abandoning Big Mom to eat Nami's clouds.[6] Prometheus seems to overall think lowly of Zeus, considering him a useless deadweight that only serves to drag Big Mom down, and eventually convinced her[11] to replace him with a new thundercloud homie, Hera,[12] whom Prometheus wanted as a girlfriend, but to his chagrin, she rejected him. Prometheus showed no regret at Zeus being disposed of by Linlin and Hera.[13]

Prior to fighting Brook, Prometheus had never been injured. Thus, when receiving a wound, he became very shocked and distressed at the pain.[14]

Abilities and Powers

Prometheus' intangibility.

Prometheus is far more powerful than normal homies, being made from a fragment of Big Mom's very own soul. This gives the sun a will strong enough to resist the soul projection of the Yomi Yomi no Mi's user.[5] However, Prometheus is still vulnerable to being injured by the user of the fruit.[14] Being made of fire, he is immune to almost all physical attacks, even ones imbued with Busoshoku Haki (since he has no substantial body beneath his intangible effect), but can be harmed by water. However, due to his size, it will take a large quantity of water to just slow him down.[6] Prometheus can also be cut by the fire-cutting blade ability of Kitsunebi-ryu, and he expressed pain from the attack.[15]

Prometheus and Zeus create a storm.

As a sun, Prometheus can fly, and is able to produce incredibly powerful flames and explosions, strong enough to harm Vinsmoke Reiju while she was wearing a flame-resistant Raid Suit.[16] When combining powers with Zeus, they can create incredibly vast and destructive thunderstorms.[2][7] Prometheus can also attack by growing in size to gigantic proportions, dwarfing even the enormous Kingbaum, and falling down on his opponents, burning everything in a large radius around him to cinders.[10] However, while Prometheus is in his gigantic size, he moves more sluggishly.[17] Though very powerful, Prometheus's flames can be overpowered by those generated by the user of the Tori Tori no Mi, Model: Phoenix, due to their special properties.[18]

He has the ability to sense Napoleon's whereabouts.[19]

Prometheus can also serve as Big Mom's mode of transportation, if Zeus is not available,[20] and can become a part of Big Mom's hair,[21] where he has the ability to burn anything he comes into contact with. Big Mom can also use Prometheus's flames to set Napoleon's blade alight in order to increase his attack power.[22]

Similar to Zeus' lightning-eating habits, Prometheus needs to eat fire to regain his strength.[23]

Attacks

  • Heavenly Feuer (天上の火ヘブンリーフォイアー Hebunrī Foiā?, literally meaning "The Heavens' Fire"): Big Mom grabs Prometheus and either throws him at her target or uses him to augment her punch, which creates a large, fiery explosion upon impact. The flames are powerful enough to hurt even someone who is wearing a fire-resistant Raid Suit.[16] It was first used during her rampage in Sweet City,[24] but was only named when used against the Sanji Retrieval Team.[25] Feuer is the German word for "fire". This is called Heavenly Fire in the FUNimation subs.
  • "Tamashii no Kuni" no Nushi-tachi ("魂の国"の主達 "Tamashii no Kuni" no Nushi-tachi?, literally meaning "Masters of the Land of Souls"): Big Mom combines the full power of her special homies into her strongest combat mode, apparently used only as a last resort (as even Big Mom's children were not aware of it).[26] The first time she used it, while chasing the Thousand Sunny, she rode a fully-powered Zeus, revealed Napoleon's strongest sword form and had a fully-powered Prometheus merge with her hair, granting her a flaming mane. The second time she used it, against the Worst Generation at the rooftop of Onigashima, she instead rode a fully-powered Prometheus, wielding Napoleon's Cognac form in her left hand and a fully-powered Zeus in her right hand. This technique was unnamed both in the manga and anime, only being named in the game One Piece: Treasure Cruise.
  • Heavenly Bonbon (天上のヘブンリーボンボン Hebunrī Bonbon?, literally meaning "The Heavens' Candies"): Big Mom has Prometheus spit a number of powerful fireballs, one at each of her opponents. It was first used against Luffy, Law, and Kid during the Onigashima raid.[27] Bonbons are small chocolate-covered candies, typically filled with liquor.
  • Maser Ho (鳴光砲メーザーほう Mēzā Hō?, literally meaning "Roaring Light Cannon"): A combined attack with his fellow special homies Hera and Napoleon. The three homies assemble together, with Napoleon's gladius blade piercing through Prometheus at its base and Hera at its tip, and Prometheus and Hera combining their energies, forming several tendrils of lightning and fire that create a large circular ring in between them. Then, by swinging Napoleon, Big Mom unleashes the energies in the form of a thin, highly concentrated beam that can pierce through flesh in an instant and culiminates in a large explosion. It was first used against Ulti, easily piercing through her tough scaly skin and immediately knocking her unconscious despite her superhuman durability.[28] A maser is a device that produces coherent electromagnetic waves, especially microwaves, through amplification by stimulated emission. The technique's name may also be a reference to the Maser Cannon, a fictional weapon in the Godzilla film franchise. In the Viz translation, this is called Maser Cannon.

History

Past

Prometheus and Zeus aiding a young Linlin in her pirating activities.

Prometheus was created by a young Charlotte Linlin, and along with Zeus became one of her main weapons as she began her pirating career several decades ago. One such activity was the three of them raiding a kingdom for sweets.[29]

When Urouge invaded Totto Land and defeated Snack, Big Mom had Zeus and Prometheus create a large thunderstorm as Cracker sailed in to defeat Urouge.[2]

Four Emperors Saga

Whole Cake Island Arc

Prometheus danced with Big Mom and many other homies as she asked for a status report on the preparations for Sanji and Charlotte Pudding's wedding.[1] During her rampage in Sweet City, Big Mom grabbed Prometheus and threw him onto the ground. Reappearing in the sky, the sun tried to tell Big Mom to stop, but she did not listen.[24]

When Monkey D. Luffy invaded Whole Cake Island and defeated Cracker, Prometheus and Zeus created a massive storm while Big Mom's army marched to attack Luffy.[7]

Big Mom uses Prometheus and Zeus to battle Brook.

Later, Big Mom broke into the Room of Treasure to deal with an intruder, Brook. She summoned Prometheus and Zeus to battle, and the three of them easily overwhelmed Brook.[30] Big Mom eventually captured Brook, and Prometheus bandaged a wound that he had received from the Straw Hat member, in shock that he had been injured for the first time.[14]

Soon afterwards, Big Mom and her homies went to sleep, but Big Mom spotted a fly and swatted it. Thinking there was an intruder in the room, Prometheus, Zeus, and Napoleon woke up and attacked the spot where Big Mom swatted the fly before going back to sleep. Later, however, Nami entered the room, and Big Mom threw Prometheus at her, causing a fiery explosion.[25]

On the morning of the wedding day, Big Mom was crying in grief when the skeleton she was carrying was not moving (not knowing that Brook had been replaced). Prometheus and Zeus cheered her up by reminding her of the wedding.[31] They later accompanied her to the wedding venue as the Tea Party began.[32]

Big Mom attacks Jinbe with Prometheus.

When Luffy broke into the wedding venue, Big Mom summoned Prometheus and Zeus to her side in order to attack him. However, Charlotte Katakuri intercepted Luffy, and Jinbe entered the scene, formally leaving the Big Mom Pirates. When Big Mom found herself unable to remove Jinbe's lifespan like usual, she attacked him with Prometheus.[33]

Later, when Capone Bege and his crew attempted to assassinate Big Mom and failed, she threw Prometheus at Bege and Caesar when they were trying to escape, catching Vinsmoke Reiju in the powerful blast.[16]

Prometheus is stunned by Jinbe's water blasts.

After a craving Big Mom was told by Perospero that the Straw Hats had her desired wedding cake, Prometheus joined her as she chased after the Straw Hats while flying on Zeus. When Zeus became distracted by Nami's thunderclouds and dropped Big Mom to the ground, Prometheus angrily asked what he was doing. After Kingbaum chose to assist the Straw Hats in their escape, Prometheus berated him for his betrayal before growing to an enormous size and falling down on the tree homie, burning him.[10] The Straw Hats continued their escape, and Luffy tried attacking Prometheus, but was unable to hit the living flames. Jinbe managed to stun Prometheus by shooting bursts of water at him, though Prometheus quickly recovered and resumed chasing the Straw Hats. During the chase, however, Zeus unwittingly ate Nami's Weather Egg, filling him with storm energy. Nami then used Zeus to hit the Big Mom Pirates with a massive thunderbolt.[6]

Once Zeus returned to normal size, Prometheus berated the cloud homie for his actions.[34] After Big Mom left Whole Cake Island to continue pursuing the Straw Hats, Prometheus was at the western coast with Zeus. Prometheus was exhausted and wanted to eat fire to recharge.[23]

Prometheus expands to threaten the Thousand Sunny.

Later on, Prometheus and Zeus traveled over Totto Land's sea to reunite with Big Mom. They eventually returned to her and they went to attack the Thousand Sunny, with Prometheus riding on top of Big Mom's head.[35] As Big Mom searched for the wedding cake she craved, Prometheus lit the sails on fire. Jinbe then stopped the flames by dousing the ship with a big sea current before knocking both Big Mom and Prometheus off the ship with Fish-Man Karate. They were quickly rescued by Zeus and Big Mom prepared for another assault. Brook bisected Zeus and Nami sent her thunderclouds in between the two halves of the cloud homie, causing Zeus to discharge his full power, engulfing Big Mom in a massive blast of electricity. However, Prometheus carried Big Mom, and she ordered him to chase after the Sunny.[36] During the chase, Prometheus grew into a gigantic size and threatened to torch the Sunny.[37]

Prometheus stopped his attack when the Fire Tank Pirates arrived. Seeing the cake on Bege's ship, Prometheus then went after Bege and his crew.[38] While chasing the Nostra Castello, Prometheus was moving sluggishly due to his gigantic size.[17] After the Fire Tank Pirates changed course to Funwari Island, Prometheus began torching the Nostra Castello.[39] The Fire Tank Pirates managed to disembark on Funwari Island just as Prometheus destroyed their ship.[40]

Levely Arc

Prometheus was with Big Mom in her chamber as she talked to Kaidou about their shared hatred toward Luffy and her plans for revenge.[41]

Wano Country Arc

At Onigashima, Prometheus encountered Nami, Carrot, and Shinobu in the Pleasure Hall. Recognizing Nami as the one who took Zeus, the homie started calling for Big Mom.[42] After Big Mom captured Zeus, Nami, and Carrot, Prometheus went with her to the Live Floor.[43] When Big Mom later met with Marco, she brought out Prometheus to clash with him. However, the flames Marco generated in his phoenix transformation were powerful enough to overwhelm Prometheus. When Carrot and Wanda arrived, Big Mom rode Zeus and Prometheus away from the area.[44]

Big Mom flew back into the Skull Dome[45] and up through the hole in the roof.[46] Prometheus fed on the fires burning on the roof and then listened as Big Mom and Kaidou talked.[47]

Kid, Killer, Law, Zoro, and Luffy later arrived at the roof and confronted the two Emperors. After Kaidou grazed Luffy, Big Mom tried attacking the Straw Hat captain with Prometheus, but Zoro stepped in and cut the sun homie in half. Prometheus later launched three balls of fire at Luffy, Kid, and Law.[48] During the fight, Prometheus was cut into pieces by Zoro, preventing him from helping Big Mom after she was pushed off the roof.[49] However, thanks to Kaidou's intervention, Prometheus was able to reassemble himself and flew down alongside Napoleon to catch Big Mom. When she called Zeus useless for not being able to help her, Prometheus agreed, saying that he was always holding them back, and asked Big Mom for a favor.[50] He then flew Big Mom back towards the rooftop, with Big Mom having heard his request and replaced Zeus with a new lightning homie, Hera. He then went inside the Skull Dome with Big Mom to search for Kid, and when she encountered Tama and began happily talking to her, Prometheus remarked that it was Big Mom's "Mother Mode" acting up.[51]

Major Battles

Trivia

  • Prometheus shares his name with a Greek titan who brought fire to mankind.
  • Prometheus shares the same voice actor as his fellow special Homies, Zeus and Napoleon.
  • Prometheus' favorite food is fire.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 827 (p. 16-17) and Episode 786, Prometheus is first seen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 843 (p. 9) and Episode 806, Prometheus is first mentioned.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #1059), Information about Prometheus is revealed.
  4. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 90, https://one-piece.com/special/sbs/detail/9.html
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 853 (p. 2-3) and Episode 820, Big Mom talks about the special homies.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 875 (p. 7-8) and Episode 846, Jinbe explains Prometheus' nature.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 845 (p. 3-4) and Episode 809, Pound talk about Big Mom's power.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 855 (p. 5) and Episode 823, Prometheus sleeping.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 889 (p. 15) and Episode 863.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 874 (p. 14-15) and Episode 845, Prometheus destroys Kingbaum.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1010.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1011.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1013 (p. 8-9), Prometheus and Napoleon dismiss Zeus in favor for Hera.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 854 (p. 6) and Episode 822, Prometheus comment about his injury.
  15. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 1001 (p. 5-6).
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 870 (p. 15-17) and Episode 841, The Vinsmokes fight Big Mom.
  17. 17.0 17.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 894 (p. 9) and Episode 868.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 995 (p. 2-3).
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 889 (p. 11) and Episode 863, Prometheus and Zeus navigate Totto Land's sea on their way to reunite with Big Mom.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 890 (p. 18-19) and Episode 865.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 889 (p. 15) and Episode 863.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 890 (p. 9) and Episode 864.
  23. 23.0 23.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 879 (p. 8) and Episode 851, Prometheus and Zeus talk after being left on Whole Cake Island's Western Coast.
  24. 24.0 24.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 829 (p. 8) and Episode 788, Big Mom throws Prometheus during her rampage.
  25. 25.0 25.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 855 (p. 11-12) and Episode 823, Big Mom uses Heavenly Feuer.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 889 (p. 15-17) and Episode 863.
  27. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 1001, Big Mom attack Luffy, Law, and Kid.
  28. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1013 (p. 4-6).
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 868 (p. 9) and Episode 838, Prometheus is seen with a young Linlin at the start of her pirating career.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 851 (p. 8-9) and Episode 818, Prometheus fight alongside Big Mom against Brook.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 859 (p. 16) and Episode 829, Big Mom wakes up.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 860 (p. 16) and Episode 830, Prometheus at the tea party.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 863 (p. 18-19) and Episode 833, Big Mom attacks Jinbe.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 876 (p. 17) and Episode 848, Prometheus scolds Zeus.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 88 Chapter 889 (p. 11, 14-17) and Episode 863.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 890 (p. 3-19) and Episodes 863865.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 891 (p. 16-17) and Episode 866.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 892 (p. 2-8, 12) and Episodes 866867.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 896 (p. 11) and Episode 871.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 899 (p. 3, 6-7) and Episode 874.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 907 (p. 2-4) and Episode 887, Big Mom talks to Kaidou.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 97 Chapter 982 (p. 15) and Episode 989.
  43. One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 985 (p. 12-15).
  44. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 995 (p. 2-7).
  45. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 996 (p. 16).
  46. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 996 (p. 7).
  47. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 999 (p. 17-19).
  48. One Piece Manga — Vol. 99 Chapter 1001.
  49. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1009.
  50. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1010.
  51. One Piece Manga — Vol. 100 Chapter 1011.

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