Due to his actions and role, he is a major antagonist in the Wano Country Arc.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Abilities and Powers
- 5 History
- 6 Major Battles
- 7 Merchandise
- 8 Trivia
- 9 References
- 10 Site Navigation
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Queen is a massive, round-figured man (evidently obese but claiming otherwise) with light skin. Compared to his fellow All-Stars, he seems marginally shorter than King and notably shorter than Jack, but still being about three times a normal human's height. Similar to Jack, Queen is built top-heavy, with thick, tapering arms yet, compared to his upper self, smallish legs.
His head is hunched, undistinguished from his neck due to its plumpness, with a small face. His eyes are hidden by sunglasses with blue lenses and gray, oval rims, which instead of having temples are strapped on by black tapes that go around his head in such a way as to form an X both on his forehead and occiput. Queen has no visible eyebrows, a small hook nose, and his small mouth, sporting navy lipstick, always smokes a big cigar. His hair is blond: a thick, queue-like braid through eight ties, with a stinger-shaped ending tuft, comes out the back of his head, which is otherwise bald. Additionally, he dons a Fu Manchu mustache whose tendrils widen as they droop to his chest. A stitched scar runs curvilinear from his right chest up to the shoulder. On Queen's upper right arm is a black (dark blue in the anime) tattoo consisting of his crew's Jolly Roger above his name in block capitals. Queen's left arm, up to the shoulder, is cybernetic in gray and golden color, composed of metallic rings, bolted plating, wiring, and even a small pressure gauge, with the corresponding hand covered in an orange glove.
Queen wears large, very high-waisted overalls that uniformly reach just below the chest, are thickly, vertically striped black-and-white, and held up by suspenders connecting with 8-shaped, golden clasps on the frontal top edge; a piece of cloth striped the same is integrated into his metal arm. As for footwear, Queen has simple, brown ankle boots.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Personality[edit | edit source]
Living up to his position as an All-Star, Queen prides himself as being an lively entertainer amongst the crew, including performing his signature funky songs and dances to rally his subordinates. Being extremely dramatic, he tends to treat his position as his own personal show, as seen when he told Babanuki to make an official ranking of the current issues at Udon. He can also be rather vain while performing, as he proudly proclaimed his fat as mere muscle and how he would be much more attractive if he was not voluntarily this large.
Queen is also invested in blood sports as a form of entertainment for himself and his crew, believing that the time it takes for a battle to conclude combined with the number of fighters is what determines the level of excitement in combat. To this end, Queen is fair to some extent, allowing Luffy to fight in the Great Sumo Inferno without being restricted by the Seastone cuffs. However, his execution games are nevertheless intended to be inescapable and unwinnable. He is also willing to add sadistic rules such as keeping Kid and Kamazo submerged in water until Luffy and Hyogoro die in the ring.
Despite having an inflated ego, Queen has a habit of losing his composure in light of an urgent situation. This was seen on Onigashima, when the Nine Red Scabbards suddenly showed up on the Live Stage to attack Kaido, with a shocked Queen wondering where they came from. He is also shown not to be fearless as he was terrified upon seeing the change in Big Mom once she regained her memory. After Big Mom abruptly fell asleep, Queen took extreme precautions to restrain the sleeping Emperor and escort her to Onigashima as quickly as possible. However, this caused him to overlook the fact that Luffy was free of his collar and of the threat he now represented to Udon. His cowardice is evident during Kaido's brawl with Big Mom, when Queen told his subordinates not to cower only for them to accuse him of making excuses to leave Onigashima.
Like King, Queen is extremely rude and critical of his crewmates, as he was quick to deride his fellow All-Stars and call them names. He and King seem to have a mutual sense of disdain for Jack, as they are quick to gang up on him when in the same room. He also used derogatory language when addressing his subordinates in Prisoner Mine.
Queen also has a fondness for beautiful women, as he was seen ogling a picture of Komurasaki, and he appears to frequent the Red-Light District for prostitutes. His subordinates believed that he would go berserk and take his anger out on them if he found out that Komurasaki was dead.
|— Queen to Big Mom|
Queen is a glutton who is extremely fond of oshiruko, claiming it is just as important to him as the air he breathes. He is adamant in his refusal to share with anyone. When Queen does not get his daily fill of oshiruko, he becomes easily irritable and even murderous. Queen's love for oshiruko is so immense, that he is willing to fight the Emperor Big Mom to prevent her from stealing his oshiruko.
Queen has interjected the word "Excite" (エキサイト Ekisaito?) into his sentences. The Japanese word for his epithet, "Plague", is "Ekisai" (疫災?). The Viz translation retains the pun, with Queen saying phrases like "I'm plagued with excitement!".
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Crew[edit | edit source]
While Queen acts extremely obnoxious toward his crewmates, he is popularly received amongst the lower ranking members especially given his music-performing nature and penchant for execution games. In spite of that, Queen had faith that his subordinates could defeat Luffy despite the fact that Luffy had a higher bounty than Queen himself. Also, his crew has a sense of fear when Queen becomes angry especially when he did not get his oshiruko.
Despite his dislike for Who's Who, he is willing to put aside their feud to deal with X Drake, whom they conspire to eliminate for treason.
Kaido[edit | edit source]
Queen is one of Kaido's right-hand men, meaning that Kaido has a great deal of trust in Queen and his abilities. They appear to have a casual standing, as Queen addresses Kaido by his name, rather than by title, such as "Sir" or "Boss". However, Queen is loyal to his general, as he attacked Big Mom for invading Wano.
Kaido, though seeing Queen as one of his three confidants, did not hesitate in giving the lower ranking Tobiroppo a chance to challenge any All-Star of their choice to take their position, as the crew's hierarchy is determined by an individual's power. Kaido also took joy to Queen's dismay when he told him of Komurasaki's "death", much to the latter's overwhelming sadness.
King[edit | edit source]
Queen has a rivalry with his fellow All-Star, King, as they both didn't hesitate to insult one another in front of their subordinates. However, they both share a mutual disdain toward their other fellow All-Star, Jack. After escorting Big Mom to Onigashima, Queen furiously blamed King for Big Mom's presence.
Jack[edit | edit source]
Despite both being All-Stars, Queen has an extreme amount of ridicule for Jack, as he joined King in ganging up on and insulting him when in the same room. Jack was silent at this verbal abuse and only replied in a respectful tone, despite his ruthless personality.
Scratchmen Apoo[edit | edit source]
Given their shared music-loving personalities, Queen shares a close relationship with Scratchmen Apoo, to whom he refers as "brother" and shown when the two perform together at the Golden Kagura. Their close friendship did not stop Queen from putting Apoo in a sadistic game with all the others in a room infected with Ice Oni. He did, however, leave with him the only known antidote, albeit putting him in an even more dangerous situation. After Apoo was defeated by Zoro and the antidote was taken, Queen was disappointed and decided to infect Apoo with the virus, but Zoro destroyed the gun.
Komurasaki[edit | edit source]
Queen is immensely infatuated with Komurasaki, believing that her beauty is wasted on the Shogun Orochi and even carrying around her picture to ogle at in his free time. Queen's adoration for Komurasaki is so great that his subordinates are terrified of reporting her death to Queen in fear that he will kill them in a fit of rage. When Queen found out about her "death", he started crying and begging for it to be a lie.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
Monkey D. Luffy[edit | edit source]
|— Queen and Luffy|
Queen has genuine respect for Luffy for his strength and reputation as a member of the Worst Generation, as he repeatedly tried to convince Luffy to join the Beasts Pirates, and will personally ask his captain to pardon him for his crimes if he does, despite Luffy's openly rebellious attitude towards Kaido and his crew. Queen was impressed that Luffy was able to use Haoshoku Haki. Queen later became murderous towards Luffy after Kid and Killer were brought back. He also spoke derisively to him after the latter tried to attack him. When Big Mom breaks into Udon, Queen takes advantage of how Luffy was being chased by Big Mom where Luffy unknowingly lures Big Mom to be hit by Queen's Brachio Bomber. After Queen manages to subdue and capture Big Mom, Queen briskly chooses to prioritize the captured Emperor over Luffy, where Queen takes a large number of guards to help him transport Big Mom to Onigashima, leaving Udon severely weakened and more vulnerable as a freed Luffy begins his assault. When Luffy led an assault on Onigashima, Queen gave permission to his subordinates to eliminate him.
Hyogoro[edit | edit source]
Queen is familiar with Hyogoro as the legendary yakuza boss of the Flower Capital. After they first met, Queen mocked Hyogoro for his miserable plight and also sentenced him to the Great Sumo Inferno as a death sentence. Nevertheless, he was impressed by the latter's strength.
Charlotte Linlin[edit | edit source]
As Big Mom is his general's rival, Queen is familiar with her. He was very shocked to see her at the Prison Mines, as he heard that her ship was sunk by King. Nevertheless, Queen and Big Mom came to blows when she demanded oshiruko, something Queen favored too. Despite her status as an Emperor, Queen prepared to fight her by transforming into a brachiosaurus only to be slammed by her. After devising a new strategy against Big Mom, Queen used his Brachio Bomber technique on her only to be shocked when Big Mom did not fall and became terrified when Big Mom suddenly regained her memory and recognized him though she suddenly fell asleep afterward. Queen then chose not to underestimate Big Mom by imprisoning her using 100% pure Seastone chains, along with 100 injections of beast tranquilizers before quickly transporting her to Onigashima with tight security as escorts. Despite his fear towards her, Queen still showed her disrespect, calling her an "old hag".
X Drake[edit | edit source]
Originally, they were in somewhat of a good term when Drake did take orders from him. However, during the Fire Festival, he sees him as an enemy as he suspected him of treachery for freeing Law at the Rasetsu Prison. As a result, Drake was the one Tobiroppo that Queen wanted to eliminate, so he set a trap with Who's Who to remove the traitor, but it never happened since Drake manages to evade them.
Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]
As an All-Star of the Beasts Pirates, Queen's authority in the large crew is second only to Kaido's. He currently has the highest authority over Udon, a region in Wano Country, and oversees the proceedings of the Prisoner Mine.
Queen has briefly demonstrated considerable fighting skill, being capable of easily blocking one of Luffy's punches with his hand and throwing the pirate to the ground. Twenty years ago, he was shown battling the powerful samurai Kanjuro and Denjiro.
Engineering Expertise[edit | edit source]
Queen is a highly skilled inventor and mechanic who specializes in the creation of biological weaponry. Queen is skilled at developing brutal torture methods to break the spirits of the Beasts Pirates' enemies and get them to reveal information, an ability which he is greatly proud of.
Befitting his epithet of "The Plague", Queen is an immensely knowledgeable virologist. He has invented abnormal and deadly viruses and weaponized them through ammunition known as Excite Bullets, which instantly spread the disease upon striking their victims. Two of Queen's viruses have been seen so far, and both of them are able to easily spread through physical contact, meaning Queen and anyone with Excite Bullets can quickly infect an entire closed-off group of enemies with only a few hits. He has shown sufficient medical expertise to develop an antidote for one of his deadliest viruses as a safety measure.
Created Viruses[edit | edit source]
- Mummy causes a high fever and constant bleeding, not long after, its victims' become shriveled and dehydrated and suffer everlasting pain.
- Ice Oni covers its victims' skin in ice, which alters some parts of their bodies to make them look like oni. It also enhances their physical abilities. Victims are left freezing and seem to turn savage. The frost combined with the strength boost causes its victims to die after roughly one hour.
Devil Fruit[edit | edit source]
- Further information: Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Brachiosaurus
When fully transformed, Queen towers over even large humans like Big Mom, and has been shown using his immense weight and long neck against opponents in combat. He also gains considerable durability, as he was able to quickly recover from being thrown into a rock wall by Big Mom.
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Queen carries two cutlasses on his hips, which are proportionate to his body but rival the size of normal people. He was first shown using one of them to strike X Drake. Twenty years ago during the battle against Oden and the Nine Red Scabbards, Queen used a club that appeared to be covered with steaming fumes.
At Onigashima, Queen used a Gatling gun to attack the rebels of the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance. The gun is loaded with Excite Bullets carrying Ice Oni, Queen's masterpiece virus according to himself. The gun was eventually destroyed by Zoro.
History[edit | edit source]
Past[edit | edit source]
20 years ago when Kozuki Oden and the Nine Red Scabbards were on their way to Onigashima, the Beasts Pirates confronted them in the Udon region. In the ensuing battle, Queen fought Kanjuro and Denjiro. In the end, Oden and his allies were overwhelmed.
Wano Country Arc[edit | edit source]
Sometime later, Queen paid a visit to Prisoner Mine in Udon. After spending time ogling a picture of Komurasaki, he was brought before the prison warden Babanuki. Following Queen's request for a list of the prison's top three problems, Babanuki told him that Eustass Kid had escaped, the keys to the Seastone handcuffs were stolen, and Monkey D. Luffy was currently trying to escape. Queen reacted with total shock to each of these problems and ordered for Luffy to be caught immediately. Luffy and Hyogoro were then caught and brought before him. Queen attempted to convince Luffy to join the Beasts Pirates and even offered to request that Kaido pardon Luffy's crimes against him, though Luffy still refused. Queen recognized Hyogoro as the former Yakuza boss who was overthrown around the same time as the Kozuki Family, and decided to execute him and Luffy through the Great Sumo Inferno.
Queen had his men put collars around Luffy and Hyogoro which would eject blades form their interior and chop their heads off once they left the ring, and explained that they would have to fight against his men, who had no restrictions. However, he gave them a boost in strength by removing their Seastone handcuffs before letting his men into the ring to knock out the two prisoners. Luffy immediately knocked out the attackers with Haoshoku Haki, impressing Queen.
As Luffy continuously defeated his opponents in the Sumo Inferno, Daifugo commented that the execution would have ended sooner if he had been fighting in the ring, but Queen told him that the length of time and the number of fighters make the battles more exciting. Queen then ordered more oshiruko, saying they are as important to him as air and he would not share them with anyone.
After Alpacaman and Madilloman entered the ring, some of the spectators thought that the death match would be over, but Queen disagreed with them. After watching Luffy defeat more opponents, Queen left the arena when night fell, but Luffy and Hyogoro remained in the ring.
The next day, Queen was informed by Kaido about Komurasaki's "death", causing him to be devastated. He was also surprised to see Luffy and Hyogoro becoming fat, but ignored them to turn on the Picture Tanishi to see Komurasaki's funeral. Through the broadcast, Queen watched the execution of Shimotsuki Yasuie. Queen was then amused to watch the commotion started by Luffy's crewmates. Afterward, Babanuki informed Queen that they brought Kamazo and the recaptured Kid. Queen then subjected Kid and Kamazo to water torture and declared that they would remain submerged until Luffy and Hyogoro die. Luffy attempted to punch Queen, but he easily caught his fist and threw it aside. Queen then heard a loud noise coming from outside the gate.
Queen was then surprised to see Big Mom breaking into the prison. As he confronted her, she asked him to give her oshiruko. Upon hearing this, Queen became extremely angry, asking Big Mom who had told her that oshiruko was his favorite food, and transformed while refusing to share any of it with her. In response, Big Mom attacked him, smashing his head into the ground with great force. Big Mom then swung Queen around by the neck and threw him into a wall, defeating him. While lying on the ground in human form, Queen heard that Luffy ate the oshiruko.
As Big Mom chased Luffy through the Prisoner Mines, Queen got back on his feet and devised a plan to subdue Big Mom. When she came back, Queen distracted Big Mom with the pot of oshiruko and attacked her by slamming into her head in his brachiosaurus form. The attack did not inflict any significant damage, and in fact seemed to restore her memories, causing Queen to panic. However, Big Mom fell asleep immediately afterward. Queen then ordered his men to wrap the sleeping Big Mom in 100% pure Seastone chains and inject her with heavy doses of anesthesia before bringing her to his ship. As he left Babanuki in charge of the prison, Queen escorted Big Mom to Onigashima.
After bringing Big Mom to Onigashima, Queen scolded King for not being thorough in eliminating her. When Jack asked Queen his reason for bringing Big Mom, Queen angrily answered that communications in Udon were cut off. He was then later shocked to witness a clash between Kaido and Big Mom. As Kaido and Big Mom continued their fight, Queen planned to check on Udon, which his subordinates thought was an excuse to get away from the battle. Queen then contacted Babanuki, who reported that Luffy, Kid, and the prisoners were locked up.
As the Beasts Pirates prepared for the upcoming feast on the day of the Fire Festival, Queen demanded large amounts of oshiruko. Queen took part in the festivities and announced the attendees. When he saw a commotion caused by Luffy and Zoro, Queen revealed to the lower-ranking members of the Beasts Pirates that he planned on eliminating one of the Tobiroppo and motivated the crew to take down the two Straw Hats with the prospect of filling a vacant position. After Kid joined the fray, Queen gave the Beasts Pirates permission to kill the intruders.
When Orochi put Kozuki Momonosuke on display by tying him to a crucifix, Queen announced it to the Beasts Pirates. He then stood beside his fellow All-Stars as well as Kaido himself on the Live Stage of the Golden Kagura, as Kaido declared his intention to "liven up" the execution of Momonosuke with the announcement of the "New Onigashima" project.
As Kaido prepared to execute Momonosuke after disposing of Orochi, the All-Stars and Kaido were taken by surprise when the Scabbards and Izo suddenly appeared and launched an all-out attack. Queen was then surprised when he heard a transmission about the enemy forces (which included the samurai that were previously captured and imprisoned in the Flower Capital, the former prisoners from Udon, and the pirates allied with them) and the fact that Marco teamed up with Charlotte Perospero for an unknown mission. This forced Queen to order the forces on Onigashima to end their festivities and engage the enemy in full force. Right after King thwarted Shinobu's attempt to free Momonosuke, Queen was then surprised when Momonosuke was mysteriously freed and then flying in the air, before King exposed the source of this mystery, which was Sanji using the invisibility power of his Raid Suit.
When Luffy and Zoro attempted to go to the roof, Queen prevented them from reaching there by transforming into his brachiosaurus form, grabbing the two Straw Hats, and then throwing them back down to the Live Floor. As the rebels were wreaking havoc, Queen noticed that the prisoners from Udon were among them. Thus, he began to wonder why Babanuki gave a false report. Who's Who later brought X Drake with him to Queen in a set-up to attack Drake. They accused Drake of treachery and questioned him, but an explosion enabled Drake to flee.
Queen later entered the battle and attacked the rebels with a Gatling gun that fires Excite Bullets filled with Ice Oni, a virus that turns those they hit into demonic icy creatures. As both sides were getting infected, Queen tossed the only vial of antidote to Apoo. For his own twisted amusement, Queen gave everyone the challenge of taking the antidote from Apoo and threatened to kill Apoo if he loses the vial.
Later, Queen cursed Drake for immediately siding with the Straw Hats as he looked through their wanted posters, remarking that one of Vinsmoke Judge's sons is among the crew. When Chopper figured out how the virus works and Zoro acquired the antidote from Apoo, Queen prepared to use his Gatling gun again to infect both Chopper and Apoo, but Zoro attacked Queen with an air slash and destroyed the gun.
Major Battles[edit | edit source]
- Beasts Pirates vs. Kozuki Oden, the Nine Red Scabbards, and Shinobu
- Queen vs. Charlotte Linlin
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Video Games[edit | edit source]
Playable Appearances[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Like his fellow All-Stars King and Jack, Queen is named after the playing card rank, fitting with the card-themed names of the Beasts Pirates.
- Queen's appearance is reminiscent of the character Heart from Fist of the North Star.
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