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Salome is Boa Hancock’s personal Snake Weapon.[2]


Salome is a large white snake with large pink spots running down her body. The underside of her body is pale yellow, with thin horizontal black lines across it. She wears a horned skull with a couple of cracks on top of her head, has blue hair jutting out from the back of the skull, and is usually seen with what appears to be a smile.

In the manga, Salome's skin was seen as a shade of pink that was lighter than the spots running down her body.


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Salome and Hancock's concept art from the anime.
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Salome with Hancock in One Piece: Pirate Warriors series.
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Salome and Hancock's Dynasty Warriors DLC outfit in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.
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Salome and Hancock's Samurai Warriors DLC outfit in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.
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Salome with Hancock One Piece: Burning Will.
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Salome with Hancock in One Piece Thousand Storm.


For a snake, Salome appears to be a friendly and fun loving snake. She is very close to Hancock and cares about her well-being, as she was shown worried about her condition when she was bedridden from Love Sickness. No matter the situation, Salome is always seen smiling. Salome seems to be fond of food, as she was shown eating the food on the Marine ship with Luffy and even showing enjoyment on her part.


Further information: Snake Weapon

As an oversized Snake Weapon, Salome usually curls herself into a chair for Boa Hancock to sit on, similar to a throne. She also has curled herself as a spiral for supporting her. Because of her size, she can use Salome to gain a height advantage in order to effectively use her Slave Arrow as an aerial bombardment technique.[3]

She also has the ability to track down things on the ocean floor, shown when she was able to sense Whitebeard's seaquake before it arrived, and when she helped Hancock follow Trafalgar Law's submarine.

Salome is also a very strong swimmer, capable of diving into the ocean and save Luffy in very quick time.

In the non-canon Pirate Warriors series, Salome can attack enemies with her body and can transform into an bow which Hancock can use to fire Slave Arrows.


Summit War Saga

Amazon Lily Arc

Salome had been seen with Hancock since her debut, and had served as her throne when she sat in her room and in the coliseum. When Hancock answered the Marines' call to attend the Whitebeard War, she was permitted to bring Salome with her.

Marineford Arc

Salome served as a spiral support for Hancock during the war, and when Luffy broke down from Ace's death, Hancock confided to the snake how worried she was about Luffy.

Post-War Arc

After Luffy escaped Marineford with the aid of the Heart Pirates and their submarine, Hancock followed the submarine using Salome's tracking capabilities. After returning to Amazon Lily, Salome resumed the role of being Hancock's throne.

Four Emperors Saga

Wano Country Arc

After the Seven Warlords of the Sea system was abolished, Salome was present in Hancock's throne room as a Marine fleet approached Amazon Lily.[4]


Video Games

Non-Playable Appearances


  • In biblical text, Salome was the daughter of Herodias, who is often depicted as dangerous and seductive. As a note of coincidence, Salome's owner, Hancock, can be considered such a person.
  • Despite not making it into the top ten in the fifth fan popularity poll, Salome was on the cover page of chapter 771 with the other top ten characters, accompanying Hancock.


  1. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 68), Her birthday is revealed.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 575 (p. 12) and Episode 484, Hancock speaks of Salome's name.
  3. One Piece Anime — Episode 480, a filler scene in which Hancock keeps Luffy from being attacked while he confronts Garp
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 956 (p. 17) and Episode 957.

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