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Smoker the White Hunter is a Marine officer and the Commander of the G-5 Marine Base, following the treason of his former superior Vergo. He was first introduced as a captain in Loguetown, where he made it his mission to capture Luffy, and was later promoted to the rank of commodore, due to the events in Alabasta. At some point during the timeskip, he was promoted to the rank of vice admiral. He is also since his debut the superior of Tashigi, serving as her mentor as well.
He is a recurring adversary of Luffy. Due to his actions against Luffy at Loguetown, Smoker can be considered as the primary antagonist of Loguetown Arc, and acts as a minor antagonist during the Marineford Arc. Despite his rivalry with Luffy, for reasons of encountering common enemies they ended up helping each other during the Alabasta Arc, and forming a temporary alliance during the Punk Hazard Arc, returning after both events to their relationship as enemies.
Additionally, he also acts as an ally of Luffy and some of his friends and allies, also for reasons to face a common enemy, during the movie One Piece: Stampede.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Relationships
- 3.1 Marines
- 3.2 Enemies
- 3.3 Non-Canon
- 4 Abilities and Powers
- 5 History
- 5.1 Past
- 5.2 East Blue Saga
- 5.3 Alabasta Saga
- 5.4 Water 7 Saga
- 5.5 Summit War Saga
- 5.6 During the Timeskip
- 5.7 Fish-Man Island Saga
- 5.8 Dressrosa Saga
- 5.9 One Piece: Stampede
- 6 Major Battles
- 7 Anime and Manga Differences
- 8 Translation and Dub Issues
- 9 Merchandise
- 10 Other Appearances
- 11 Trivia
- 12 References
- 13 External Links
- 14 Site Navigation
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Smoker is a muscular, white-haired (light blue-green in the pre-timeskip anime) and brown-eyed man, with a distinct trait of always being seen smoking two cigars at once. He wears a large thick white and blue specialist marine jacket which he keeps open, with greenish fur lining the neck, wrists, and hem. The jacket bears the kanji for "justice" (正義 Seigi?) written on the back of it. Many cigars are strapped to the jacket. He carries a Seastone-tipped jitte as his weapon, although it has been broken twice: once during the Battle of Marineford by Boa Hancock, and once on Punk Hazard by Vergo. He also wears brown leather gloves, blue jeans with a brown belt, and large military-issue brown leather boots. Furthermore, during his time in Alabasta, he also sported goggles. The fact that he rides a custom made motorbike gives off the impression of a delinquent marine.
In the manga, his hair has a white tone and the fur on his coat was initially blue, later changed to dark green, and ultimately modified to follow the anime, albeit with a much lighter green tone, and with green zips as well.
During his stay on an unknown island of the Grand Line, he was seen without his jacket, which he had a subordinate carry for him. During this time, he was seen keeping his jitte strapped to his back via a series of belts. A scar was visible on the right side of his chest.
After the timeskip, his hair is now longer, slicked back, and the sides have been shaved. He now sports a pair of sunglasses. He has a scar that extends from his forehead to his right eye and tapers off to the side of his face. He also added the traditional Marines' military coat over his attire, draped over his shoulders like a cape with his jitte, which has either been replaced or repaired since the Battle of Marineford, hanging on the back; he is one of the few high-ranking marines (more specifically, a vice admiral) to not wear a conventional suit.
As a child, he sported the same hairstyle as his pre-timeskip appearance. His face is depicted as being dirty, with a runny nose and a band-aid on his forehead, looking as if he just had a brawl with someone. He wore a plain blank white shirt and had a pair of goggles around his neck. He wore a pair of simple black pants and a pair of simple black boots. He also wore a pair of mittens or boxing gloves and carried around a baseball bat with nails in it, and was accompanied by an exhausted-looking dog.
During his time as a cadet, his hair was styled into a classic military buzz cut, and he was already smoking cigars, though only had one in his mouth at a time.
In One Piece: Stampede, he wears an unbuttoned white shirt, black pants with a pink sash tied around his waist, and brown boots. He also wears a black pirate captain jacket, with the red inside.
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Personality[edit | edit source]
Smoker is a seasoned Marine soldier, infamous among his organization for his loose cannon tendencies and obstinate, rebellious attitude towards even his superiors. Many times in the series, Smoker comes in conflict with his higher ups, usually due to disagreeing with their methods of upholding peace and justice by covering up the truth or not crediting those who deserve it. Even something beneficial to his reputation, such as an award or promotion, will cause Smoker to lash out against the top brass, especially if he feels like he not earned it at all. However, Smoker does show interest in climbing up the ranks, if only to widen his authority to act freely.
Unlike many other marines in One Piece, Smoker does not follow the rule of Absolute Justice, following his own personal code of justice instead, which he later preaches to his subordinate Tashigi. This perception of justice allows Smoker to be flexible regarding who he can view as an ally or not, depending on the circumstances and what he witnesses during them. The Straw Hat Pirates are perhaps the biggest example of this, as whenever they meet, the Marine and the pirates often have a greater enemy in common, so Smoker lets them run free or even outright join forces with them for the sake of saving innocents. However, as a Marine, Smoker frequently warns the Straw Hats that he will arrest them at any other time, in accordance to his duty.
Smoker is an extremely serious and gruff man, and has very rarely been shown to smile, if at all. He is often sharp and caustic towards people who come off as nuisances to him, and gets irritated at silly or stupid antics that disturb his peace. However, he is profoundly dedicated and driven to protecting innocent people and his subordinates from harm. Smoker treats his underlings with the same respect as his peers and never abuses his position for selfish purposes, unlike several high-ranked marines. Despite his somber manners, Smoker does seem to have a benevolent personality, particularly regarding children and civilians.
|— Smoker to his G-5 soldiers|
Smoker is merciless against pirates, usually taking a straightforward, but efficient approach in capturing them. He is dedicated to the pursuit of global justice against criminals, and never forgets those who forsake the law and manage to escape his grasp, though he recognizes that not all Marines are as noble as their image suggests, nor should all allies be trusted blindly. Smoker holds a rather cynical worldview that makes him question even the Marines, considering the existence of traitors within their ranks a likely possibility. He also does not trust the Seven Warlords of the Sea despite their status as employees of the World Government, as he believes them to be nothing more than pirates (according to him, "once a pirate, always a pirate"), meaning that Smoker rarely leaves them to their own devices. This is exarcebated by the fact that Smoker has confronted no less than four different warlords for various reasons, often for knowing too much about their machinations.
Smoker tends to hold grudges toward pirates who have escaped him, to the point of ignoring other notable pirates in his way. For example, he recognized Portgas D. Ace, a member of the Whitebeard Pirates, and was ready to confront him in battle, but after Monkey D. Luffy unexpectedly interrupted them, Smoker, as soon as he saw Luffy, barely acknowledged Ace's presence and started chasing the Straw Hat captain, who he considers his primary target ever since their scuffle at Loguetown. It is worth noting that Smoker's interest in Luffy goes deeper than just that; Smoker has witnessed parallels between Gold Roger and the young pirate, such as a defiant smile in the face of death as well as seemingly miraculous luck.
As can be deduced from his name, Smoker is an avid smoker, almost never being seen without at least one cigar on his mouth. He also instinctively prefers to walk around with his chest bare, doing so even after having his mind transferred to the body of a woman. Smoker seems to have a hobby in rock balancing. As such, he does not seem to like when people make too much noise around him, as he claims that it breaks his focus.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Marines[edit | edit source]
Smoker is not afraid to openly challenge the higher ranking echelons within the Marines or the World Government, going as far as to use a brutal insult in an attempt to reject a promotion that he did not want.
Tashigi[edit | edit source]
He has a close relationship with his subordinate Tashigi. However, he appears to act very harshly to her mistakes, such as confusing another soldier for Smoker due to her not wearing her glasses. Despite this, he has shown that he trusts her judgment, as seen when he tells her to follow her own sense of justice when she goes to Alabasta. In turn, she calls him Smoker-san (a simple Japanese honorific) as opposed to by his rank that other soldiers call him (i.e. Vice Admiral Smoker). Recently, she has demonstrated some defiance towards her superior, Smoker. When Smoker berated her for begging for her life, she retorted at Smoker because it was the only way they could save their subordinates and the abducted children from Vergo. She later glares at him angrily for wearing her shirt unbuttoned, when he was in her body.
Hina[edit | edit source]
He has close ties with Hina as she is a personal friend from their days of training. She has helped him escape from situations that could have gotten him fired. Because they have known each other for a long time, Hina calls him Smoker-kun (a Japanese honorific used usually for younger peers) while Smoker addresses Hina by her name alone (which, in Japanese, shows either a sign of disrespect or closeness).
Kuzan[edit | edit source]
Smoker also seems to be on good terms with Kuzan, as he requested Aokiji to pass a message to Monkey D. Luffy, and later negotiate with Sengoku for a transfer to the more dangerous G-5 station in the New World. Although both Sengoku and Aokiji resigned before either could grant Smoker his request, the new Fleet Admiral, Sakazuki, was benign enough to transfer Smoker there. Even after Kuzan's departure, he would later save Smoker from being killed by Donquixote Doflamingo on the basis they are still friends.
Issho[edit | edit source]
Smoker appears to have become well acquainted with Fujitora, as he, like Kuzan, believes the Seven Warlords of the Sea system should be dissolved. He later expressed both his shock and gratitude to have learned that Fujitora did not let the government cover up the ordeal in Dressrosa as they did in Alabasta to which Smoker was grateful for and even admitted that if he were in Fujitora's position, he would not be able to do what Fujitora did.
G-5[edit | edit source]
Currently, as the base commander in charge of G-5, Smoker has authority over the personnel stationed there. The soldiers are known to be sadistic and prone to torturing, ignoring regulations, but obey Smoker with no problem. Smoker, in turn, shows contempt for them due to their blatant disregard for laws. Still, Smoker is protective of his troops, ordering Tashigi to make sure they are kept safe when he is not around, and the G-5 soldiers, likewise, care for Smoker's well-being, relying on him for leadership. When Smoker learned that Vergo had attacked their subordinates, he told his former superior he had no right to even lay a finger on his men.
When he was still base commander, Vergo put a friendly front to soldiers and civilians in order to avoid suspicion. He admitted to have been concerned about Smoker's transfer to G-5, mentioning that he had to put up the largest possible guard to prevent the newly-transferred Marine from finding out his true affiliation. Vergo also expressed the desire to murder both Smoker and Tashigi "by accident", since they now knew about his secret identity. After being released from his confinement, Smoker expressed disdain for his colleague's felonies and intended to battle him alone in retribution for his treason against the Marines.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
Monkey D. Luffy[edit | edit source]
He has a strong desire to arrest Luffy dating back to when Luffy was about to be executed by Buggy in Loguetown. Smoker saw the smile Luffy gave off to mirror that of Gold Roger's twenty-two years ago, and considered Luffy to be a potential danger to the world. Smoker has always wondered why Dragon would rescue Luffy in Loguetown, until Sengoku made it public that Dragon is Luffy's father, which intensified Smoker's thought about Luffy's dangerous potential.
Ever since witnessing Luffy's smile during his aborted execution, Smoker has been relentless in trying to pursue Luffy and arrest him. Despite Luffy ordering Zoro to save Smoker from drowning after escaping the Rainbase Casino, Smoker still had the ambition to someday capture Luffy, only recouping him by letting him go that one time. Smoker is even willing to go as far as to the New World to capture Luffy, and has waited two years for Luffy to finally arrive. Smoker is Luffy's longest running Marine adversary to date.
Due to Smoker's desire to apprehend Luffy for such an extended period, he seems to have learned of Luffy's habits based on the various encounters with him as well as information from news reports. Smoker was able to correctly predict Luffy's desire to go to Raijin Island due to the Log Pose pointing at the island being the most turbulent, fitting Luffy's reckless nature. Indeed, Luffy was originally planning to go there, were he not diverted by a distress call from Punk Hazard. Smoker was also willing to enter Punk Hazard to pursue Luffy, despite the Government placing the island off limits. When he saw Luffy, he immediately attacked him despite Smoker being stuck in Tashigi’s body, due to Law’s abilities. He was also very embarrassed when Luffy laughed at him, because of his peculiar situation, and became infuriated when Luffy refused to battle him based on Smoker's and Tashigi's "handicap". Due to the situation, when Trafalgar Law and Luffy allied with each other and defeated Caesar Clown, Smoker once again let Luffy go.
Portgas D. Ace[edit | edit source]
He made an enemy of Ace during the Alabasta Arc. Smoker simply stated that he could not let a pirate such as Ace go so easily, but when Luffy showed up, the marine captain started prioritizing the Straw Hat while ignoring the Whitebeard pirate. Smoker clashed with Ace when the latter stood in his way in order to protect Luffy.
Seven Warlords of the Sea[edit | edit source]
Smoker is known to hate the Seven Warlords of the Sea, viewing them as nothing more than pirates, thus not worth trusting. Smoker has been involved in Warlord-related schemes at least twice, and has confronted several of them either because he meddled into their affairs or attacked someone they cared about.
Smoker indirectly contributed to the dissolution of the Warlord system when he told admiral Fujitora about the Alabasta incident, inspiring the admiral to elaborate a plan of his own to let the world witness the chaos the Warlords were creating.
Crocodile[edit | edit source]
Crocodile imprisoned Smoker along with the Straw Hat Pirates in a Seastone Cage at Rain Dinners. The Baroque Works leader planned to silence the marine captain by killing him alongside the Straw Hats while covering up his death. Later on, Crocodile stumbled into a badly wounded Tashigi and mocked the fact Smoker was not around to help her, thinking he had fled Alabasta.
During the Battle of Marineford, Smoker was very surprised to see Luffy cooperating with Crocodile.
Boa Hancock[edit | edit source]
Hancock considers Smoker a personal enemy after he pinned down and attempted to kill Luffy. Hancock swore to rip him to shreds and feed him to beasts. Hancock intercepted Smoker when he tried to attack Luffy and she also broke his jitte. During the Battle of Marineford, Smoker warned Hancock that her actions might lead to her Warlord of the Sea status being revoked.
Donquixote Doflamingo[edit | edit source]
When Donquixote Doflamingo arrived at Punk Hazard looking for Law and the Straw Hats, he began attacking the Marines. He demanded Smoker to tell him where the pirates went, which he refused. Doflamingo then attacked and nearly killed him. After the intervention of Aokiji, Doflamingo spared Smoker's life.
Trafalgar D. Water Law[edit | edit source]
When Smoker encountered Trafalgar Law at Punk Hazard, he demanded answers from Law, some regarding on who Law was working for, indicating a hidden agenda. They battled each other, and Law managed to gain the upper hand by stealing Smoker's heart with his Mes attack. While Smoker yielded in defeat, Law commented that he did not have to tell him anything. Law also switched Smoker and Tashigi's personalities in their bodies.
However, Smoker and Tashigi formed a temporary alliance with the Straw Hat Pirates and Trafalgar Law to defeat Caesar Clown and Vergo on the condition that they do not mention Law or Joker's complicity to the Marines.
Caesar Clown[edit | edit source]
Caesar viewed Smoker as a threat to his operations at Punk Hazard. Describing the vice-admiral as a "pain-in-the-neck", Caesar was seemingly aware of Smoker's reputation as a stubborn and meddlesome marine. When Law stole Smoker's heart and handed it to Caesar as a gift, Caesar became pleased.
Non-Canon[edit | edit source]
Daddy Masterson[edit | edit source]
Daddy is very close to Smoker, since when Smoker tells him to say hi to his daughter Carol for him, Daddy replies: "I'll tell her Uncle Smoker said hello." Daddy often gives Smoker the pirates he catches. Smoker claims it's sad how the Marines' best sniper was reduced to a common bounty hunter.
Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]
Smoker is a formidable combatant, as on top of his sheer strength, his Logia Devil Fruit abilities set him apart from most Marines of his rank. In Loguetown, he was on the verge of arresting Luffy during their first encounter, and would have succeeded had it not been for Luffy's father, Monkey D. Dragon, interfering. Before Luffy came, it was said that pirate activity in Loguetown had dropped down significantly since Smoker's arrival, a testament to his competency.
After the Enies Lobby events, Smoker was shown unsatisfied in capturing a pirate with a bounty of 50,000,000 and already considered moving to the New World. During the Battle of Marineford, Luffy commented that Smoker had gotten far stronger since their last meeting, before being pinned to the ground. However, the Warlord Boa Hancock seemingly had the upper hand against the then Marine commodore when she stood in his way, thanks to her knowledge and mastery of Haki letting her bypass Smoker's defenses.
By the end of the Battle of Marineford, Smoker's overall strength had granted him enough confidence to request a transfer to the G-5 Marine Branch in the New World. It was said that the soldiers of this branch were insane, cruel, and merciless, regularly torturing pirates through various methods. They were known for not following orders, but Smoker, who is very much similar, managed to earn their loyalty and obedience, to the point of worship. With Vergo's treason and death, Smoker took over as base commander, effectively becoming the highest authority within the branch.
Smoker is one of the few Marines who has ever beaten Luffy, the others being the two high-ranking Admirals Aokiji and Kizaru as well as Sentomaru (although Luffy was injured at the time). As a result, Luffy resorted to running away from Smoker every time he spotted him, however, Luffy could not use Busoshoku Haki yet in those times. Smoker's skills in pursuing and ensnaring enemies are regarded as top-notch, being the source of his "White Hunter" moniker. Luffy being the first person to ever escape his clutches is what sets him to fearlessly tackle more dangerous seas.
After the timeskip, Smoker and his crew managed to capture several pirates who were liberated from Hody’s control at once. During his time on Punk Hazard, he managed to give Trafalgar Law, a Warlord of the Sea and part of the Worst Generation, a hard time in combat before he was ultimately defeated. He also fought his peer, Vergo, on relatively equal terms, despite Vergo's superior mastery of Haki. It is worth noting that, in this particular confrontation, Smoker was focused primarily in retrieving Law's heart from Vergo's possession instead of defeating him directly.
Even after having his mind switched to Tashigi’s body, Smoker managed to strike Luffy, to the point of surprising the Straw Hat captain, who wondered how "Tashigi" had gotten so strong since two years ago. Also, despite not being in his original body, Smoker easily defeated some of Caesar’s subordinates through his normal skills alone.
Smoker has both excellent hearing and memory, best shown during the Alabasta Arc, where he was able to identify a certain Bananawani from a whole pack solely by memorizing its growl. While he may not look like it, Smoker is a clever and intelligent interrogator, easily tricking Mr. 11 into revealing his affiliation to Baroque Works through deceit. As a leader and strategist, Smoker is extremely efficient at his job, mobilizing his forces in a clear and concise manner during times of crisis.
Physical Abilities[edit | edit source]
As evident of his strong build, Smoker possesses incredible physical strength: during their confrontation in Loguetown, he was able to jump about two stories high without difficulty while holding Luffy and hold him down with him being unable to retaliate, a noteworthy feat, considering Luffy's inhuman physical power.
After the 2 year timeskip, Smoker has become significantly more powerful in both physical strength and fighting skills, as a Marine Vice-Admiral, he could survive against the fearsome dangers of the New World, he could hold his own against Trafalgar Law in battle and also supplemented with his Devil Fruit powers he could fight against Vergo, one of the strongest members of the Donquixote Pirates, and even send the latter flying with Haki enhanced strikes.
He also has vast endurance and resistance, as he was able to stand back up with no visible damage and without effort after receiving a Haki-enhanced kick from Boa Hancock, whose attacks are strong enough to shatter stone and Pacifistas armor (though Hancock's kick was primarily to get him off Luffy).
Devil Fruit[edit | edit source]
- Further information: Moku Moku no Mi
Smoker has eaten the Moku Moku no Mi, a Logia type Devil Fruit which allows him to create, control and become smoke. He can manipulate the smoke's density to make it thick or thin, allowing him to hold and constrict others within it. Like most Logia users, he can fly by turning his lower body into smoke and propelling himself like a rocket.
At this point, he does not appear to have any exploitable weakness (aside from the standard Devil Fruit weaknesses), due to his ability to be intangible. This was the main reason why Luffy could not beat him before the timeskip, as unlike most of the opponents he had faced upuntil that point, Luffy was not prepared for or had much experience with Devil Fruit users of the Logia class, as he was unable to touch or hurt Smoker (and could not use Busoshoku Haki at the time). Because Luffy was at a great disadvantage at the time, his encounters with Smoker usually involved him running from and avoiding him, as he was well aware that he had no winning chance against him. With his current mastery over his powers, the only reliable way to injure Smoker is through the use of Haki or standard Devil Fruit weaknesses.
Using his smoke powers, Smoker can power up the engines of his motorbike, the Billower Bike, for on-land transportation.
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Nanashaku Jitte[edit | edit source]
- Further information: Nanashaku Jitte
Smoker's main weapon is a large jitte that is quite long and is tipped with Seastone, a material that affects Devil Fruit users in a similar way to the sea (a person who consumes a Devil Fruit becomes weak and unable to move his or her body in the water, and Seastone is, in Smoker's own words, "a solidified form of the sea"), which he uses to subdue criminal Devil Fruit users.
Since only the tip is Seastone, it does not affect Smoker himself. He keeps the tip hanging in the air at all times, and his thick clothing provides further protection. When he turns into smoke, the weapon does not turn into smoke with him because of the Seastone. Instead, he carries it with him while in smoke form.
Smoker seems to be very proficient in wielding the jitte, taking enemies by surprise and using the weapon to deliver strong blunt attacks. The jitte was broken in half when Boa Hancock kicked it, which led it to crumble. After the timeskip, the jitte has shown to have been repaired. Its hilt is white in the manga, but red in the anime. Also, in the manga and its related merchandise and products, it seems to be much longer than in the anime, almost reaching down to Smoker's feet.
Billower Bike[edit | edit source]
- Further information: Billower Bike
The Billower Bike is used for in-land transportation. It is a wide bike with three wheels (two big ones in the rear, and a smaller one in front) and its engines are powered by his Moku Moku no Mi powers. Additionally, Smoker can traverse water with the bike.
Haki[edit | edit source]
- Further information: Haki
During the timeskip, Smoker was promoted to vice admiral, confirming that he can use the ability.
Busoshoku Haki[edit | edit source]
Smoker possesses the ability to use Busoshoku Haki. During his battle with Vergo, he landed a punch where his hand and part of his arm were completely black, demonstrating the use of Busoshoku Haki. He later did the same with his elbow when striking Vergo in the face. He can also imbue his Nanashaku Jitte with his Haki.
Kenbunshoku Haki[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Past[edit | edit source]
Very little has been said about Smoker's past. What is known is that he was born in the Grand Line, but was at Loguetown on the day that the Pirate King, Gold Roger, was executed. He personally witnessed Roger smiling right before his demise, and still remembers it to this day.
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Some time before the current storyline, Smoker managed to acquire the rank of Marine Captain, and was charged with the protection of Loguetown, the city in which the Pirate King was born and executed.
East Blue Saga[edit | edit source]
Loguetown Arc[edit | edit source]
Many citizens and subordinates feared Smoker, most likely because of his smoke powers, his imposing appearance and his sharp manners. The captain, however, cared deeply for the inhabitants of the city. He did not become angry when a little girl accidentally bumped into him, spilling her ice cream on one of his pant legs. He instead gave the girl money to buy a bigger ice cream. He was known for never letting pirates escape his town. Ipponmatsu, the weapons store owner where Zoro bought his new swords, complained to Tashigi on how her new Marine captain Smoker had ruined his business with pirates.
In the Marine base, Captain Smoker was informed about the chaos caused by the pirates at the plaza. He ordered the Marines to close all the roads that lead to the execution platform and to surround the port. Soon, Tashigi sergeant of the Marines, met up with Smoker and they went to the execution platform. The marines reported three wanted pirates on the execution platform, one being Alvida the Iron Mace, the other being Buggy the Clown and finally Straw Hat Luffy. Smoker stated he had never heard of Luffy, but he thought that it could be a tough job.
While Buggy was preparing for Luffy's execution, Smoker reached the plaza with his men. The Marines were not sure what to do, as the pirates were fighting each other. Smoker told the Marines to let them fight, that way they will have the strength to capture Alvida and Buggy as soon as they had cut Luffy's head off. Buggy was about to do so when Zoro and Sanji showed up to save Luffy. Smoker and Tashigi were surprised to hear that Pirate Hunter Zoro now belonged in the same crew of Straw Hat Luffy. Luffy then apologized to his crew saying that this was the end for him, smiled and accepted his fate. Shocked, Smoker recalled Gold Roger's execution 22 years ago. Suddenly, a lightning bolt struck Buggy when he was about to kill Luffy. Smoker asked a marine if he has ever seen somebody laugh at the execution platform knowing they will die. The marine replies with saying that even the wicked kind of pirate would cower in the face of death. Smoker then said that that was exactly what Luffy, just like the pirate king did on his execution 22 years ago.
|— Smoker commenting on Luffy's smile.|
After realizing Luffy was escaping, he ordered the first unit to take care of them, however, their gun powder was wet due to the sudden storm, leaving the port free for them to escape. Smoker decided to capture Luffy even if it was the last thing he'd do. Buggy used his Bara Bara car mode and headed off to the harbor, closely followed by Alvida who took off her sandals, and slipped down a ramp to follow using her abilities. However, they were caught by Smoker before they could get too far. After the Marines had succeeded in catching the Buggy Pirates and Alvida, Smoker chased after Luffy.
Smoker caught up to Luffy and Sanji and blocked the way to the harbor. Smoker grabbed Luffy, causing Sanji to leap into action, but with no effect to Smoker due to his Devil Fruit. Smoker used his White Blow and blew Sanji to a building; Luffy tried to fight back, but he ultimately failed. As Smoker was about to deliver the finishing blow, a mysterious man called Dragon suddenly appeared. Smoker stated that the World Government was looking for him, to which he replied "waiting for our answer". After that, a gust of wind suddenly blew everyone away, giving Luffy and his crew a chance to escape.
As the crew escaped, Smoker demanded to know why Dragon helped them. Dragon replied by stating he saw no reason to stop a man's destiny. Nevertheless, Smoker set out after Luffy, along with his subordinate, Tashigi, abandoning his post in Loguetown. A Marine tried to stop and remind him of his duties to the higher-ups. He replied that they could not order him around. After that, he set sail to the Grand Line in pursuit of Straw Hat Luffy and his crew.
Alabasta Saga[edit | edit source]
Little Garden Arc[edit | edit source]
Smoker managed to intercept the conversation between Mr. 0 and Sanji after the events on Little Garden using a black Den Den Mushi. He was able to note 4 keywords: Princess Vivi, Straw-Hat, Mr. 0 and orders. Tashigi asked him if Mr. 0 could have something to do with Mr. 11, who they had caught yesterday; a possibility Smoker did not disregard. Mr. 11 denied these claims, saying that they were looking in too deep. Smoker then tricked Mr. 11 into blowing his cover by lying to him he had found a note in the Baroque Works agent's pocket, causing Mr. 11 to accidentally reveal he had burned the actual note beforehand.
Smoker then remembered that Vivi was the princess of the kingdom named Alabasta, noting that she was currently missing. Tashigi remembered that Alabasta was in the middle of a coup d'état and wondered if the Straw Hats and the criminal organization were possibly related to that. Smoker replied that he did not know yet, saying that this was their only lead, and then ordered one of his subordinates to request Marineford an Eternal Pose to Alabasta.
Alabasta Arc[edit | edit source]
Smoker was later seen on Alabasta in the town called Nanohana. Smoker noted that the restaurant Spice Bean was attracting a crowd. Tashigi affirmed that a customer had apparently died there until a marine soldier came and informed his superiors of the customer's identity. Smoker later entered the restaurant asking what the commander of the second division of the Whitebeard Pirates, Portgas D. Ace, was doing in the country. After a tense chat, Smoker and Ace prepared themselves to fight each other until Luffy suddenly entered the restaurant through his Gomu Gomu no Rocket, blowing both Smoker and Ace right out of the wall.
After an abnormal amount of time, Luffy realized his situation and fled the restaurant, hence not realizing the presence of Ace. While Smoker and the Marines were pursuing Luffy, the rest of the crew had bought some local clothes to remain anonymous. Unfortunately for them, their captain soon gave their location forcing everyone to flee. Smoker was about to catch Luffy with his Moku Moku no Mi, but was denied the chance due to Ace getting in the way. Ace, who ate the Mera Mera no Mi, a Logia type Devil Fruit, could combat Smokers abilities to a draw, as their powers had no real effect on the other since they naturally belong together, making them about equal. Smoker later looked concerned, not because he was not able to catch the Straw Hat, but rather because he saw that the princess of Alabasta was among them. Smoker knew about Crocodile's presence in the country and could not shake the feeling that the Warlord had something to do with the whole situation.
Later, the Straw Hats finally arrived at Rainbase. Unfortunately, while they were buying some water, Luffy and Usopp bumped into Smoker and Tashigi. The marine captain was suspicious about Crocodile’s activities and decided to come to Rainbase as well in order to investigate. Another pirate hunt started once Smoker noticed the two Straw Hats right next to him. Cornered by the Marines, the Straw Hat Pirates (except Chopper who left for a personal break) decided to split and meet up at Crocodile's casino. After the chase, Luffy, Usopp, Nami, and Zoro arrived at the casino followed by Smoker. Making a ruckus into the casino, Luffy, Usopp, Zoro, and Nami were invited to a V.I.P. room by Crocodile. Smoker was chasing them, but was locked up in the same cell as the rest of the Straw Hat crew. Smoker then revealed to them that the cell they were shut into was made of Seastone, a material that had the power to drain Devil Fruit users of their energy like the sea does, which prevented even a Logia like him from escaping. Then, a sarcastic Crocodile showed himself mocking their helplessness.
Usopp and Luffy yelled at Smoker asking why he was so calm in such a situation, but Smoker responded by asking how much of Crocodile's plan the Straw Hats knew. He told them that Crocodile and Miss All Sunday, who both had a bounty of over 70 million, could shake up the entire world together, but Luffy said that no reasons were needed to beat Crocodile up. When Smoker asked how they were going to escape, the Straw Hats remembered their situation and start panicking again, and Luffy started to feel faint because of the seawater touching him.
Sanji finally appeared, defeating a Bananawani with a single kick, to everyone's surprise. As more Bananawanis closed in, Smoker told the Straw Hats that the third Bananawani that came in was the one that ate the key. When Luffy asked how he knew, Smoker said its voice was the same as the one who ate the key. Later, Mr. 3 who had survived into the Bananawani stomach by putting himself into a wax ball was ejected thanks to one of Sanji's kicks. He found the key attached to his Doru Doru ball, and he quickly deduced that it belonged to the cage the prisoners were in by analyzing the situation. He threw away the key and prepared to face Sanji. Usopp noted that they could use Mr. 3's powers to make a new key. Thanks to Sanji, they were able to force Mr. 3 into creating a key that could open the gate.
When they were about to escape, the room collapsed, but everyone managed to swim to the surface safely. Smoker, who could not swim, was carried by Zoro. When Smoker asked the swordsman about the reason for this action, Zoro told him it was an order from Luffy. Surprised by the Straw Hat captain's illogical behavior, Smoker did not arrest them, but warned Luffy that he would not hesitate to capture them once more should they ever meet again. Before they went off, Luffy said to Smoker that he did not really hate him. Afterwards, he ordered his subordinates to contact Marine Headquarters for reinforcements. A Marine soldier told him that they would probably not send them just to fight a small crew, but Smoker replied he did not care about the opinion of his superiors.
While Luffy was fighting Crocodile for the first time in Rainbase, people talked about the sandstorm happening near the city. Tashigi told Smoker about it, which he simply observed. Suddenly, Smoker was alerted about something urgent happening at sea, requiring him to leave the country temporarily. Smoker told Tashigi to go straight to Alubarna by herself and let her own sense of justice guide her, also telling the swordswoman to keep the communication lines open. Smoker warned Tashigi to watch closely how Alabasta's fate, as its survival or fall would signal the start of a new age to the world, before driving away.
After the civil war in Alubarna and the fall of Baroque Works, Smoker was seen on the ship that Crocodile used to fire Dance Powder on Alabasta's atmosphere. He was joined by another Marine captain, Hina, who asked him if he had used the Dance Powder to make the rain currently falling on all of Alabasta. Smoker denied it, replying that he knew the difference between right and wrong and how he would never use something prohibited by the World Government, crediting the rainfall as one of the Alabasta King's miracles. Smoker requested that Hina apprehended Crocodile in his place.
When Tashigi rejoined Smoker and Hina the next day, she reported her failure in capturing the Straw Hats, but instead of blaming the swordswoman, Smoker stated that she was just following her own sense of justice and asked her to stop crying and become stronger, extending the message to his other subordinates as well. Just then, Marineford contacted Smoker. They officially declared the Marine captain as the one who had defeated Crocodile, suppressing the truth that Crocodile had, in fact, been defeated by a pirate in order to save face and not let the public lose faith in the Warlord system.
Smoker, however, angrily refused both the medals and promotions his bosses offered him and Tashigi, especially after the breakdown the latter had just went through. He even openly admitted that it was Luffy and his crew that defeated Crocodile and Baroque Works. While this was happening, Hina warned Smoker to accept the awards, telling him that it was obvious that the World Government planned to cover up the entire incident and that if he disobeyed the top brass, he could risk getting court-martialled, but Smoker stated he preferred punishment over accepting something he did not earn. Before hanging up, Smoker told the person at the other end of the line to send an obscene message from him to his superiors.
Water 7 Saga[edit | edit source]
Long Ring Long Land Arc[edit | edit source]
Aokiji was going to give Luffy a message from Smoker after he had incapacitated the Straw Hat (Luffy could not hear it since he was frozen at the time), but the admiral did not relay the message, having forgotten its contents and saying it was too stupid anyway.
Post-Enies Lobby Arc[edit | edit source]
The new bounties of the Straw Hat crew went out to the world after the Enies Lobby incident. And on an island somewhere in the Grand Line, Smoker had just caught a pirate worth 50,000,000, although he had no difficulty with it whatsoever, and even asked himself what happened to the Marines' standards.
Tashigi, who was promoted to Ensign, came up to him and asked if he had seen the new wanted posters for the Straw Hat Pirates, or so she thought. She was actually talking to a random Marine soldier because she did not have her glasses on. Smoker then told Tashigi that what they really needed was status to widen their limits; he also noted that pirates over the whole world started to recognize the Straw Hat Pirates. Then he said he would bet on his pride that he would crush them in the "New World".
Summit War Saga[edit | edit source]
Amazon Lily Arc[edit | edit source]
Marineford Arc[edit | edit source]
Three hours before Ace's execution, he was seen with Tashigi listening to Sengoku's speech about Ace's past. He is stunned along with Tashigi to see Crocodile amongst the members of Luffy's newly-gathered expedition to save Ace. Sengoku's revelation of Luffy being Dragon's son had finally made Smoker understand why the Leader of the Revolutionaries saved the Straw Hat pirate in Loguetown.
Later, Smoker decided to confront Luffy. As the Straw Hat continued to battle Marine soldiers, Smoker burst towards him, with the intent on settling the score. Smoker managed to strike Luffy with his Seastone Jitte, dealing more damage than Luffy would usually take. Luffy struck back with Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling, but the attacks slipped right through Smoker's Logia defenses. As Smoker and Luffy commented on how the other had become stronger, the former pinned the latter to the ground with his jitte.
Smoker went on about how he finally understood why Dragon saved Luffy back at Loguetown, while Luffy struggled to free himself from Smoker's restraint. Hancock suddenly kicked Smoker away, using her Haki to make contact with the Logia user. When Smoker asked why Hancock was not fulfilling her duty as one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, Hancock stated that she had never felt that angry in her life, and that she would not let anyone harm her beloved Luffy. Smoker, however, was not deterred, and prepared to take chase after Luffy again; Hancock interfered once more, though, causing Smoker's jitte to snap in two with one of her Mero Mero no Mi-powered kicks. Hancock then looked down on Smoker to the point of looking up, telling him that she would not let him pass. 
Smoker and Tashigi were later seen retreating to the plaza as Sengoku was about to execute the final stages of his plan. After the death of Portgas D. Ace, he was seen condemning the Marines still fighting against the pirates as their objective had been completed. After the arrival of Shanks, Smoker stood down with the other Marines.
Post-War Arc[edit | edit source]
After the war, Smoker went to Aokiji's office to talk with him and ask about his reassignment to the G-5 Marine Base in the New World in order to keep track of his main target, while brushing off the recent news of Luffy infiltrating Marineford to ring the Ox Bell sixteen times.
During the Timeskip[edit | edit source]
While a commodore, Smoker and Tashigi transferred to the G-5 base. Meeting Vice Admiral Vergo, he informed the pair that the Marines under them were good, but also a rowdy bunch. At some point afterwards, Smoker was promoted to vice-admiral, and received a scar across his face from an unknown assailant.
Two years after the Alabasta incident, Smoker informed Marine admiral Fujitora that he was involved in the event when the World Goverment covered up Crocodile's defeat, and shared Fujitora's opinion that the Seven Warlords of the Sea system should be eliminated.
Fish-Man Island Saga[edit | edit source]
Fish-Man Island Arc[edit | edit source]
Smoker and Tashigi were seen capturing some pirates who came up from Fish-Man Island after they were freed from Hody's clutches. As Tashigi scolded her subordinates for goofing off during a battle, Smoker told her to be quiet as he was in the middle of an interrogation. Smoker turned toward his prisoners, reiterating that pirates were being enslaved by Hody Jones, citing that as the explanation for why no rookies came through Fish-Man Island in the last month, but wondering why they were coming out of the sea practically non-stop now. The captured pirates then went on to say that there was a pirate group who stopped the New Fish-Man Pirates' uprising, ultimately liberating them. One pirate said that he would not tell Smoker about the man who freed them. Another pirate then urged him to talk, saying that they were dealing with G-5 and explained rumors of their torture methods. When some of the G-5 Marines asked Smoker if they could have the prisoners, one pirate blurted out that it was the Straw Hat Pirates who had saved them. Smoker told them that he already knew that.
Dressrosa Saga[edit | edit source]
One Piece Film: Z[edit | edit source]
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Punk Hazard Arc[edit | edit source]
Later, Smoker and Tashigi were wondering why the Straw Hats had not chosen one of the three islands near Fish-Man Island that the needles pointed at, which were Raijin Island, Mystoria Island, and Risky Red Island. Instead, the Straw Hats had chosen to go to Punk Hazard, which they figured out by intercepting a distress call the pirates had received. Tashigi briefly tried to tell him that the island was basically deserted since the "incident" that occurred four years ago, but Smoker did not seem to notice. Afterwards, Smoker decided to go to Punk Hazard as well.
After arriving there, Smoker commented on how the island turned out to be a wasteland from one of Vegapunk's failed experiments four years ago and how this was the island that Akainu and Aokiji fought on for the position of Fleet Admiral and how their powers changed the weather of Punk Hazard. After arriving onshore on the frozen side of the island, the group found a facility called PH-006. Before Smoker entered the building, Trafalgar Law came out of the entrance, and Smoker identified him as a new member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea. Smoker told him that this island was off limits even to the government, with Law just replying that the same edict applied to Smoker also.
Smoker then played the recording of the distress call between Luffy and the man who was cut down by a samurai. He also noted the connection between both pirate captains from two years ago, when they both fought the Marines together at Sabaody Archipelago as well as Law's rescue of Luffy during the Battle of Marineford, events that Law dismissed while denying any further involvement with the Straw Hat crew. Smoker insisted to see the inside the research facility, but Law did not let the Marine in. Then, a group of the Straw Hats and giant children broke out of the institute, surprising Law, Smoker, and the G-5 Marines. After seeing who they ran into, the Straw Hats immediately fled back into the building. Smoker, clearly under the impression that he had been deceived, angrily demanded an explanation from Law, who was left speechless and without choice. As the Marines from G-5 were about to chase after the Straw Hats, Law stood in their way and told them that they could not be allowed to leave the island, lifting their battleship away. Understanding that there was no more room for dialogue, Smoker warned his men to keep back and got ready to fight the new Warlord.
Smoker and Law then began to fight, with Law dropping pieces of the Marines' battleship on its crew as Smoker utilized his Devil Fruit powers to get closer. Law kept attacking the Marines, whom Smoker had told to retreat outside the range of the Ope Ope no Mi, a Devil Fruit power Smoker was aware about. Tashigi charged at Law (against Smoker's orders), but she could not withstand Law's strength. After Tashigi was cut in two, Smoker prevented Law from further attacking her.  As they fought, Smoker demanded answers from Law. However, Law managed to remove his heart with his "Mes" technique. While Smoker kneeled down, Law commented that he did not have to tell him anything right before Luffy arrived at the scene.
When Tashigi returned to where Law and Smoker were fighting, she was horrified to see her superior lying unconscious and defeated on the ground. She noticed a hole in his chest, and realized that his heart had been stolen by Law, just like he did to a hundred pirates before. Enraged, she tried to attack Law again, but he responded by switching her "heart" with Smoker's, putting Smoker into Tashigi's body and vice-versa. After Luffy's group left the scene, Smoker and Tashigi were then brought to safety to a nearby cave by their men. While resting, Smoker told his subordinates that he saw the initials "CC" in a ship hidden around the coast and explained about a former colleague of Vegapunk's known as Caesar Clown.
Tashigi mentioned several incidents of children kidnappings that happened in the seas close to Punk Hazard, but these incidents were not correctly stated in the newspaper. Smoker then suspected a mole within G-5 that was trying to cover up these incidents, intending to expose the mastermind after retrieving his heart. Smoker then explained that Vegapunk and Caesar were rivals, suspecting the latter to be the cause of the "accident" on Punk Hazard. Smoker told his men that Caesar needed to be stopped before another incident occurs and that they had to steal a ship from the facility in order to escape the island.
Later on, Smoker, Tashigi and the rest of the G-5 Marines started fighting some satyrs and centaurs sent by Caesar outside the research facility. Tashigi recognized that some of the creatures were notable prisoners and wondered about their presence in the island, since the survivor count from the accident four years ago was zero. Smoker, still in Tashigi's body, fought alongside Tashigi and the G-5 Marines in an attempt to break into the front of the research facility. While she was struggling to control the Devil Fruit powers, Smoker scolded her and commented on how he could easily have infiltrated the facility if he had his own body.
When Luffy arrived with Robin and Franky, Smoker appeared to be aggravated by their presence. Tashigi attempted to attack Luffy, finally managing to make a conscious transformation with Smoker's Logia abilities. However, Luffy easily dodged her attack, grabbed her arm, and then pinned her to the ground, questioning how 'Smoker' had become so weak after the time-skip. Annoyed that Tashigi was losing while in his body, Smoker (in Tashigi's body) quickly moved in to strike Luffy, hitting him with a barrage of attacks using his seastone-tipped jitte. Confused, Luffy did not understand how 'Smoker' became so weak, while his second-in-command (to whom Luffy had forgotten the name of) had grow so much in strength. Declaring himself as the real Smoker, the Marine vice-admiral again lunged towards Luffy who narrowly dodged the blow, stunned at this claim. Luffy then broke into laughter right after realizing the situation with the help of Robin. Not impressed by the pirate captain's attitude, Smoker attacked out of anger. Luffy managed to dodge again, entered Gear Second, and quickly moved in front of Smoker, stating that he would postpone their fight until the Marine was in his original body and at full strength.
After the brief scuffle with Luffy, Smoker noticed the slime appearing on the warship they were attempting to steal. Some Marines tried to burn the slime, causing it to explode and the Marines onboard the warship. Tashigi suggested that they had to find a safe place with a roof, to which Smoker agreed too. As more pieces of slime fell from the sky, Caesar Clown revealed himself to both the G-5 Marines and Luffy's group. Smoker and Tashigi then watched the battle between Luffy and Caesar, getting rather surprised when Luffy suddenly collapsed after taking down Caesar. Smoker, Tashigi, Robin, and Franky later fell into unconsciousness without Caesar even touching them.
Smoker was then locked up in a cell alongside Luffy, Robin, Franky, Tashigi, and Law, who had been caught by his G-5 superior, vice-admiral Vergo, who was in truth the mole inside the Marines all along. Smoker yelled at Vergo, telling him that all the Marines who were about to be killed in an experiment outside were also his subordinates. Smoker started talking about Joker and how he let Vergo slip right under his nose this whole time. Vergo admitted that ever since Smoker had transferred to G-5, he had his guard up the entire time due to Smoker's infamous reputation. Vergo planned to eliminate both him and Tashigi, while making it look like an accident. Smoker then listened in on Luffy and Law's conversation, learning that Joker was actually Doflamingo, another of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
While Caesar was giving out his broadcast to the underworld brokers about his experiment with a new chemical mass destruction weapon, Smoker and the other captives witnessed the destructive effects of the poison cloud released by Smiley. Caesar proceeded to move the cell outside of the facility so the captives could act as experiment subjects and die to the poison.
Smoker then watched as Law began their escape plan, directing Franky to launch his Franky Fireball at the segregated battleship down below. Setting the wood ablaze, the smoke then rose up to the cage, which allowed for them to discreetly take action, Law quickly revealed that he had replaced some of the Seastone Chains with regular ones allowing him to escape easily. Once Luffy and the others were freed, Smoker and Tashigi were then coerced by Law into cooperating after he returned them to their own bodies. Smoker was reluctant at joining forces with Law, but was eventually convinced by a desperate Tashigi to let his pride aside for the time being, since their men were in danger. Smoker and Tashigi were later teleported into the laboratory thanks to Law's ability. They opened the shutters, allowing everyone outside to escape the poison gas.
Once everyone was together, Law told Smoker and Tashigi not to get in his and Luffy's way. Law then told everyone present about a way off the island, but with a time limit of only two hours. Smoker ordered the G-5 Marines to go rescue the abducted children and seek the "R Building 66", where the planned escape would occur by seizing the tanker at the harbor and then leaving the island. Everyone split up, but Smoker went alone to confront Vergo. Tashigi wanted to go with him, but Smoker rebuffed her to look after the G-5 Marines and help everyone escape.
Smoker and Luffy then passed Building B and reached Caesar's location. Before entering Caesar's broadcasting room, Smoker assured Luffy that he would not get in the way of his fight with Caesar, as he wished to defeat Vergo instead. Smoker observed Luffy's initial assault on Caesar and remembered that, before Law freed him from his chains, he ordered Smoker not to touch Caesar since the scientist still had both their hearts in possession.
Smoker left the room to search for Vergo and found him in the SAD production room, where Law was also present. Smoker then prepared to fight Vergo, saying that he could not stand to look at trash for too long. The vice-admirals began to fight, and landed a few hits on each other. Smoker then declared that he was the unit commander of G-5, and Vergo should have never laid a hand on his subordinates. The battle continued until the apparent defeat of Smoker, who actually acted as a diversion for Law to retrieve his heart and finish off Vergo. Smoker later left the SAD room with Law after he dismembered Vergo and attached his parts to a railing. Smoker and Law then found a giant rail car in the corridor between Building R and D, which they intended to use in order to reach the island's coast. They were soon reunited with the Straw Hats, the kidnapped children, and the G-5 Marines.
Once everyone reached Building R safely, they boarded the rail car and made their escape. Before they reached the outside, it was revealed that Smoker had gotten his heart back. He asked Law what made Caesar think that he had his heart. Law revealed that he never gave Smoker's heart to Caesar in the first place, giving Monet's heart instead.
The lab escapees finally reached outside where they found Buffalo and Baby 5, Doflamingo's minions. After Baby 5, Buffalo and Caesar's downfall, Smoker contacted the G-5 base to send a ship to Punk Hazard. After Law cured the children of the NHC10 and Sanji prepared a meal, everyone then had a feast together. During the party, Smoker's men informed him that they had managed to force Caesar to explain how to neutralize the gas. While sitting next to Law and drinking a bowl of soup, Smoker commented that he must be planning on taking advantage of the Straw Hats, with Law wondering if it was not the other way around. Law then told Smoker that their next destination would be Green Bit. Smoker commented if the lives of the Straw Hat crew would ultimately fall at Law's hands.
After the feast ended, Smoker asked Luffy if he and his crew weren't going to use the tanker. Luffy answered by telling him that they would let the kids use it to get home. While Smoker's subordinates escorted the kids to the tanker, they started having an argument with the children about their feelings regarding the Straw Hat Pirates, who they had come to admire, much to Smoker's annoyance.. Smoker stayed behind as the children were shipped off to Vegapunk, to see if he could help with their state.
After Law and the Straw Hats left, Smoker allowed Brownbeard and his G-5 Marines to return to the island and rescue their remaining comrades. Sometime later, Doflamingo suddenly arrived, restoring Baby 5 and Buffalo's heads to their bodies and proceeding to attack the G-5 Marines. After taking out some of the Marines with Haoshoku Haki, Doflamingo demanded Smoker to tell him where Law and the Straw Hats had gone to. Smoker replied that he had no knowledge of it. Unsatisfied with Smoker's answer, Doflamingo promptly attacked and overpowered him, threatening to murder the vice-admiral and the rest of his Marine crew. However, before Doflamingo could deliver the killing blow, Kuzan arrived telling Doflamingo to get off his friend.
Doflamingo ignored Kuzan and attempted to finish off Smoker anyway, but Kuzan quickly froze the pirate solid. Doflamingo broke out of the ice, but had no interest in fighting Kuzan. Doflamingo decided to leave Punk Hazard with Buffalo and Baby 5. Smoker then discussed with Kuzan about the latter's current status, insinuating that the former admiral was involved in the underworld, which Kuzan neither denied nor confirmed. Instead, he stated that he was still himself, seemingly reassuring Smoker. He told Smoker to be wary of Doflamingo and to ask Fleet Admiral Akainu to dispatch the admirals as soon as possible. After that, Kuzan left Punk Hazard after asking everyone to keep quiet about their meeting. A short while later, Smoker filed a report about the events at Punk Hazard to his superiors at Marineford.
Dressrosa Arc[edit | edit source]
After Doflamingo's defeat at Dressrosa, Smoker and Tashigi received the news of Luffy and Law's exploits and were pleased that Issho did not allow the incident to be covered up like with Alabasta. They were still on the way to Vegapunk's place.
One Piece: Stampede[edit | edit source]
Smoker and Tashigi went to Delta Island to attend the Pirates Festival undercover. When the Festival's main event began, which was a treasure race for Gold Roger's treasure, Smoker went off to investigate Buena Festa.
Smoker infiltrated Festa's lair, where he encountered Law, Sanji, Robin, and Brook. He immediately confronted them and attempted to capture Robin, but was forced away by Sanji. He and Sanji battled for some time, until the cook questioned him about the Marines working with Festa to send a Buster Call on Delta Island. Smoker was unaware of this plot and was shocked to hear it, and after receiving a call from Tashigi, he immediately departed for the surface.
Smoker came to the surface, where he made contact with Hina, Tashigi, Koby and Helmeppo during the Marines invasion of the island. After accidentally running into Buggy, they forced him to reveal that the treasure was an Eternal Pose to Laugh Tale. At this point, the legendary pirate Douglas Bullet tore apart the island and used his ability to consume the ships around the it to form a massive colossus. With a Buster Call on the way, Smoker had Hina evacuate Tashigi, Koby, and Helmeppo, though he elected to stay behind.
He attempted to confront Bullet by himself, but Sabo stopped him. They then clashed a few times before they were interrupted by Buggy and Boa Hancock who was looking for Luffy. Law then appeared before them proposing a plan to take down Bullet, but after hearing that the odds weren't good was planning on turning him down, until Luffy appeared to confront Bullet. The colossus simply smacked the Straw Hat captain away, having him land before the newly formed group. After hearing that Law had a plan, Luffy instantly agreed, dragging everyone to go along with it.
Though Luffy was smacked away again, the rest (aside from Buggy), with assistance from Crocodile and Rob Lucci, managed to worked together to destroy one of the colossus' arms. Though it wasn't enough to put down the colossus, after seeing Luffy preparing a powerful attack, they performed one more concentrated attack which shattered most of the monstrosity's torso. After Luffy defeats Bullet and get's the treasure, Smoker rushes to him only to witness him destroying the Eternal Pose.
With Bullet defeated, Smoker contacted Admiral Kizaru to stop the Buster Call from attacking, allowing all the Marines to leave Delta Island safely.
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Major Battles[edit | edit source]
- Smoker vs. Buggy Pirates and Alvida
- Smoker vs. Monkey D. Luffy and Sanji (interrupted by Monkey D. Dragon); Luffy fights Smoker by himself in the anime.
- Smoker vs. Portgas D. Ace
- Smoker and Tashigi vs. Unnamed Pirate with a 50,000,000 Bounty (unseen)
- Marines and Seven Warlords of the Sea vs. Whitebeard Pirates and their allies
- G-5 Unit 01 Marines vs. the Freed New Fish-Man Pirates' Slave Pirates
- G-5 Unit 01 Marines vs. Trafalgar Law
- G-5 Unit 01 Marines vs. Centaurs
- Smoker (in Tashigi's body) vs. Monkey D. Luffy
- Smoker (in Tashigi's body), Tashigi (in Smoker's body), Nico Robin, and Franky vs. Caesar Clown (unseen)
- Smoker vs. Vergo
- Smoker vs. Donquixote Doflamingo (interrupted by Kuzan)
Filler Battles[edit | edit source]
- Smoker vs. Gally
- Smoker vs. Monkey D. Luffy (Town Square; Loguetown)
- Smoker vs. Sanji
- Smoker vs. Sabo
- Smoker, Luffy, Law, Sabo, Boa Hancock, Crocodile, Buggy, and Rob Lucci vs. Douglas Bullet
Anime and Manga Differences[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
In the manga, his hair color is pure white; the anime initially tinted it a greenish-grey color, but changed to match the manga from the Punk Hazard Arc on. His jacket's fur trim also differs between mediums, with the manga portraying it as a bluish color and the anime a deep green; in this case, the manga eventually changed its color scheme to follow the anime.
Additionally, his cigar-bands are labeled "MARINE" in the manga, implying they come from a specialty supplier. This, like most of the manga's small-print details, is omitted from the anime.
Loguetown Arc[edit | edit source]
In the anime, the subplot on Smoker's backstory he mentions about Gold Roger is expanded on in Loguetown, showing that he was in Roger's execution when he was a child. However, in the manga, Smoker's comments on Roger were merely just a passing comment and only Roger's face is seen.
Instead of learning about Luffy when he was about to be executed by Buggy and Alvida, Smoker learns about him earlier. He is informed that some pirates are creating havoc in the harbor. Thinking that this crew is the Straw Hat Pirates, Smoker prepares to go there. There he finds an elderly pirate called Crescent Moon Gally who has a bounty of 3,450,000. He and his crew are seen raiding buildings at Loguetown before being captured by Captain Smoker, who was disappointed that Gally was not Luffy since that was the pirate Smoker was hoping to find. Luffy then appears, asking Smoker where the execution gallows are. Not knowing who he is, Smoker shows him the way, using his smoke. Figuring out his true identity later, while he is in Raoul's bar, who blames him for having few customers because of him, Smoker heads to the execution platform where he challenges Luffy to a fight. Even without using his Devil Fruit powers, Smoker manages to gain the upper hand against Luffy, who then manages to accidentally send himself flying into another part of town.
Later, Daddy Masterson is seen talking to then-Captain Smoker and asking him to sign a release. Smoker asks him about his daughter and claims it is sad how the Marines' best sniper is reduced to a common bounty hunter. Just as he is about to leave, Smoker tells him to say hi to Carol for him at which Daddy replies; "I'll tell her Uncle Smoker said hello." Immediately after he leaves the room Tashigi asks him if the man was Daddy Masterson and Smoker replies with great praise and from there he refers to him as an equal. In the anime during the race back to the Going Merry, Luffy fights Smoker alone and the Marines attack the ship forcing Nami to pull the Going Merry away from the docks. Sanji's role is placed here rather than the fight with Smoker as he fights the Marines attacking the ship.
Jitte[edit | edit source]
During Episode 488, Smoker was shown using his jitte, even though Hancock had destroyed it earlier.
Translation and Dub Issues[edit | edit source]
Per its standard editing policies, the 4Kids-dubbed anime - in addition to renaming him Chaser - removes all of his cigars and the "justice" (正義 Seigi?) kanji on his jacket; however, it usually leaves the smoke-trails around his face unedited, excusing them as a side-effect of his abilities. Localizations of contemporary video games such as Grand Battle! and Unlimited Adventure typically leave his jacket unedited as well, removing only his in-use cigars.
Finally, 4Kids' localization of Pirates Carnival uses him to host a mini-game originally hosted by Paulie (as it had made no preparations for dubbing the Water 7 Arc), his smoke abilities substituting for Paulie's Rope Action. The mini-game's overall setup - to retrieve several suitcases from a lumberyard - is unchanged, apart from the lumberyard's Dock 1 label being painted over with a "NAVY" emblem.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Smoker has been the choice character in many forms of merchandise. He has been featured in the series of models Portrait of Pirates.
Video Games[edit | edit source]
Playable Appearances[edit | edit source]
Enemy Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Set Sail Pirate Crew!
- One Piece: Treasure Wars
- Grand Line Dream Adventure Log
- Aim! The King of Berry
- Dragon Dream!
- Treasure Wars 2 Welcome to Buggyland
- One Piece: Pirates Carnival
- One Piece: World Seeker
Support Appearances[edit | edit source]
Non-Playable Appearances[edit | edit source]
Other Appearances[edit | edit source]
Other Media[edit | edit source]
- Smoker appears in One Piece Premier Show 2012 as one of Chameleone's transformations.
- In One Piece Premier Show 2013, Smoker leads a group of Marines to investigate a number of kidnappings on Paradise Island.
- Smoker appears in the 2018, Segment 1 show of One Piece Water Battle. He also appears the 2013 [[One Piece Pirate Sweeping Operationshow.
- In the second version of One Piece Live Attraction: Phantom, Buggy forces Ann to create a mirage of Smoker to capture the Straw Hat Pirates.
- Smoker appears in Straw Hat Pirates vs. Marines vs. Seven Warlords Holographic Battle Theater.
- An image of Smoker appears in the first One Piece Water Spectacle show.
- Smoker appears in the Nami and Marineford versions of the "Hungry Days" commercials.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He was the first major character to be recast in the anime, with his original voice actor Ginzō Matsuo (who died on August 25, 2001 of an acute sub-arachnoid hemorrhage) being succeeded by the anime's narrator, Mahito Ohba, starting from Episode 94.
- Smoker has cornered Luffy on three occasions before the time-skip, each time the latter was saved by a relative or ally; Dragon, Ace and Hancock. This is similar to how Garp cornered Roger multiple times but was unable to capture him.
- In the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Japanese fan polls of most popular characters, Smoker was ranked the 12th, 14th, 20th, 24th, and 33th, respectively.
- His birthday is on March 14, a Japanese holiday called White Day (alluding to the "white" theme in all his attack names).
- Smoker is the first Logia-type Devil Fruit user the Straw Hats meet, as well as the first Devil Fruit user in the Marines.
- Along with Tashigi, Smoker has appeared in more sections of the overall storyline than any other character outside the Straw Hat Pirates, making at least token appearances in all except the Sky Island, Thriller Bark and Four Emperors Sagas.
- Smoker shares some similarities with Monkey D. Garp:
- Both of them are Marine Vice Admirals.
- Both of them have white hair.
- Both of them are from East Blue.
- Both cornered many times a certain pirate they were chasing (Luffy for Smoker and Roger for Garp).
- Both of them are often accompanied by a swordsman (Tashigi for Smoker and Bogard for Garp).
- Both of them have a scar on their face next to one eye.
- Smoker also shares some similarities with Admiral Fujitora:
- Both of them are Marine officers.
- Both hated the Seven Warlords of the Sea as they wanted to abolish the system.
- Both of them arrested a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea after they were defeated by Luffy (Crocodile for Smoker and Doflamingo for Fujitora).
- They have also received assistance from Luffy at some point. Smoker was saved from drowning after Luffy ordered Zoro to rescue him, and Issho was informed by Luffy about the thugs deceiving him.
- Both ultimately let the Straw Hats escape (Smoker let Luffy go at Alabasta and Fujitora let the Straw Hats escape Dressrosa).
- Smoker's favorite food is smoked chicken.
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Smoker – Wikipedia article about smokers in general, from which his name is derived.
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