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For the living Risky Brothers, see Risky Brothers.

The Risky Brothers were a duo of Wild Zombie squirrels that served under Perona.[2] They were animated from the shadows of two pirates by the same name.


Risky Brothers concept art from the anime.

The Risky Brothers are two tiny squirrels.

One is a lighter brown than the other, and wears a black mask similar to its shadows original owner, one of the real Risky Brothers. He wears a purple vest with light blue stripes on it. He also has a bandage on his right arm, and left leg. He seems to have red buttons sewed into his chest and stomach.

The other is a darker brown, with a bandage on the top left side of his head. He wears a yellow vest with blue dots, under another bandage around his chest. He also has bandages wrapped around the upper parts of both his arms, the lower part of his tail, and left leg.


They seemed very confident when fighting Nami, but were beaten very easily. This confidence is most likely come from their shadow's original owners. It is unknown how they acted when alive, but they were most likely typical squirrels.

Abilities and Powers

Then were seen fighting with an axe and saw, although it is unknown how proficient they are in using them. Despite their size, they were strong enough to carry three coffins containing Chopper, Usopp, and Nami without any visible effort.


The shadows that were being used to animate them were derived from the Rolling Pirates with the same name.[3] They first appeared as the ones carrying the coffins that contained Usopp, Nami, and Chopper. While transporting the coffins, they accidentally dropped and opened the coffin containing Chopper, waking him, and were subsequently defeated by him. Later, after they recovered from his attack, they scurried off somewhere else to get their allies. They were later seen in the treasure room shocked by Nami's attack. They were interrogated by her for the location of the treasures previously stored there.[4]

The shadows animating them were then later sucked out of them by their master, Gecko Moria. Without any shadows animating them, they returned to being stitched up squirrel corpses.[5]

Major Battles

Translation and Dub Issues

  • The word "Risky" includes the section "risu", which is Japanese for "squirrel". This explanation shows why the Risky Brother zombies were squirrels. A similar pun is later done with Tristan, a squirrel Minkwoman.


Video Games

Playable Appearances


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 451 and Episode 344, The zombie Risky Brothers make their debut.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 451 and Episode 345, Usopp, Nami, and Chopper see a number of Zombie Animals.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 475 and Episode 370, real Risky Brothers are revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 473 and Episode 368, the Risky Brothers lay defeated in the treasure room.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 and Episode 373, Moria absorbs all the shadows on the island.

External Links

  • Squirrel – Wikipedia article about the animals the zombie Risky Brothers were.

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