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The Punishers are Killer's primary weapons.[1]

Appearance

This weapon consists of a pair of gauntlets equipped with a curved, sickle-like blade on each. The blades are mounted on axels that Killer can grip, allowing them to rotate.

When not in use, Killer keeps the blades in a holster worn around his hip, although the gauntlets usually remain attached to his hands.

Abilities

Killer spinning the Punishers around while attacking.

The blades are capable of spinning around like buzzsaws or simply being used as hand scythes. These weapons can also be used to block other weapons, leaving the foe open for Killer to kick the enemy's flank or other exposed areas. This, combined with the agility he has so far displayed in combat and the notion that he is not afraid to kill, makes him a formidable foe.[2]

Killer claimed that if he had access to his Punishers when he fought Roronoa Zoro as "Kamazo the Manslayer", he would have won that fight,[1] implying that he is far stronger with his Punishers than with a different weapon, such as the pair of scythes he used at Ringo.

Attacks

  • Zanshu Claw (斬首クロー Zanshu Kurō?, literally meaning "Beheading Claw"): Killer rushes towards a target and slashes them around their neck while his Punishers are spinning, with the intent of decapitating them. It was first used against Kaido, but had no effect.[1] In the Viz translation, this is called Beheading Claws.

Kamaa Sonic

  • Kamaa Sonic (鎌阿音撃カマアソニック Kamaa Sonikku?, literally meaning "Scythe Shadow Sound Beating"): Killer spins the sickles on his Punishers at the speed of sound, seemingly creating a soundwave slash that bypasses external defenses and damages his opponent from the inside. It also creates an illusion that the sickles have increased in size and slicing through the opponent. It was first used against the nigh invincible Kaido, succesfully damaging him.[3] In the Viz translation, this is called Scyther Sonic.

Anime and Manga Differences

In the manga, the gauntlet portion of the Punishers are of a golden coloration, while in the anime, they are of a gray color pre-timeskip, switching to a darker blue color two years later.

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The Punishers' color scheme in the manga.
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Killer's gauntlets after the timeskip in the anime.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga — Chapter 1001 (p. 10-11), Killer claims he would have won the fight against Zoro at Ringo with his Punishers.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 505 (p. 11-12) and Episode 399, Killer displays his fighting capabilities.
  3. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1002 (p. 8-9), Worst Generation vs. Kaido and Big Mom

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