Ran is an average sized lady who has jet black hair parted on one side with an earring on each ear. She wears long black stockings with straps that reach her matching color panties. Around her waist is a decorative belt of rings that is attached to a small flap of blue cloth to cover her rear. Her top is a small orange flowered tank top with a window hole in the middle that seems almost too small for her size. She carries a quiver of arrows slung around her back with a snake that is usually accompanying her. She wears a overcoat, similar to a Marine, like a cape like many of her fellow crewmates.
Ran is a perceptive woman, knowing that Luffy defeated Bacura with brute force. She was also the one who initially recognized Luffy's Haki as Haoshoku Haki. She also seems to be one of the more knowledgeable and prominent Kuja in the pirate crew, telling a little girl about the Gorgon Sisters and their cursed backs (though unknown to Ran, it was in truth a mark of slavery that the three sisters hide in shame).
Abilities and Powers
As a member of the Kuja Pirates, it can be implied that she is very strong as only the strongest warriors are allowed on the Kuja ship. As with most of the other Kuja warriors, Ran uses a snake that can morph into a bow to launch arrows. Like all members of the Kuja Tribe, Ran can utilize Haki.
Summit War Saga
Amazon Lily Arc
In the Calm Belt near Amazon Lily, Ran spoke with Vice Admiral Momonga on the Kuja Pirates ship. Ran noticed that Momonga had killed a Sea King. Momonga then handed over a newspaper to Ran while requesting a meeting with Boa Hancock. After Hancock turned Momonga's crew into stone, the Kuja Pirates sailed for Amazon Lily. After returning to the island, Ran gave the newspaper to Elder Nyon. When the Gorgon Sisters were having their bath time, all Kujas left the castle. When a child asked why the sisters are left alone when they bathe, Ran revealed the story behind the Gorgon Sisters' supposed powers. Ran explained that Boa Hancock and her sisters were inflicted with a curse after slaying a gorgon. The three sisters supposedly have cursed eyes on their backs which turn anyone who sees them into stone and that was why no one was allowed into the castle during her their bath time.
Later, Monkey D. Luffy was captured for trespassing and was brought into the battle arena. Ran and the other Kujas then witnessed Luffy's strength as he felled Bacura with a single punch. She then watched Luffy's fight with Boa Sandersonia and Boa Marigold and witnessed Luffy unleashing his Haoshoku Haki. After Luffy gained the upper hand, Sandersonia's back was nearly exposed, but Luffy covered it up. The Kujas immediately evacuate the arena. After the Trials of the Arena, she welcomed backed a newly de-petrified Marguerite and is surprised that Luffy was brought to Kuja Castle. After Luffy came in good terms with the empress, Ran laughed alongside her fellow Kuja and enjoyed the party with Luffy. After Luffy resolved to save his brother from execution, Ran and the Kuja bid farewell to Hancock and Luffy as they boarded Momonga's ship and promised to help take care of their county in their stead.
Fish-Man Island Saga
Return to Sabaody Arc
- Ran appears in One Piece Premier Show 2010 accompanying Hancock and other Kuja. Ran also accompanies Hancock in One Piece Premier Show 2011.
- Her name means orchid.
- In the language of flowers, one of her namesake's meanings is "refinement" and she appears to be one of the more mature Kuja.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 516 and Episode 410, Ran's debut.
- One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 200) , Ran's birthday is given.
- SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 54 (p. 86), Ran's name is revealed.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 15) and Episode 512.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 599 (p. 2-3) and Episode 518.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 602 (p. 8-10) and Episode 522.