A Sniper is a person adept at utilizing as well as maintaining range weaponry.
Role and AbilitiesEdit
Much like musicians, snipers, in the series, are an optional and alternative occupation for any Marine or pirate. Snipers usually have great eyesight and accuracy, allowing them to hit difficult targets from a considerable distance. Due to their choice of weaponry, snipers excel best at long-range combat. Weapons that most snipers prefer to utilize include rifles and pistols, but can also include artillery such as cannons and mortars and highly customized weapons that best suits the sniper's skill.
Snipers with great physical strength can throw seemingly harmless objects without any launchers, turning them into deadly projectiles of tremendous accuracy and precision. Fish-Men are the most prominent of such feats, turning water droplets into high-velocity bullets, especially those who practice Fish-Man Karate.
Translation and Dub IssuesEdit
Snipers have been referred to as Sharp-Shooters in the FUNimation Dub such as Sanji referring to Usopp as such when he confronted Mr. 2 in Alabasta. This renaming was abandoned in the later English dubbed episodes as Foxy at the beginning of the Davy Back Fight identified Usopp as a "Sniper".
- Given the nature of their skills some snipers such as Usopp, may also double as their crews' gunner, responsible for operating and maintaining their ship's cannons and artillery.
- While not considered traditional snipers (due to the lack of weaponry), both Trebol and Charlotte Katakuri were shown to precisely hit targets from long distances with ease.
- Although Trafalgar Law is not a sniper in profession, he was trained in the art by Gladius.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Yasopp, the sniper of the Red Hair Pirates, is introduced.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 23 and Episode 9, Usopp utilizes a varied amounts of ammunition with his slingshot.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 715 and Episode 645, Jean Ango utilizes bladed-weapons he scavenges to throw.
- ↑ One Piece Anime — Episode 139, Rapanui Pasqua using the Finger Bomb against the Straw Hats.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 738 (p. 2-3) and Episode 670, Trebol throwing mucus through 3 layers of reinforced concrete to hit a fly between the eyes.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 86 Chapter 869 (p. 5), Katakuri fires jelly beans at the retreating Fire Tank Pirates.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 9 Chapter 75 (p. 13) and Episode 34, Chew spits a water bullet at Pudding Pudding.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 88 (p. 8) and Episode 40, Arlong overpowers Zoro and Sanji with water droplets.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 64 Chapter 635 and Episode 555, Hody and Jinbe's Uchimizu clash.
3D2Y, Sebastian using O Uchimizu and O Yabusame against Luffy and Hancock.
- ↑ One Piece Anime — Episode 113, FUNimation dub has a different naming of Snipers.
- ↑ One Piece Anime — Episode 209, The FUNimation Dub properly identifies Usopp as a Sniper.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 761 (p. 9) and Episode 700, Doflamingo reminds Law who trained him how to fight.