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A Sniper is a person adept at using, as well as maintaining, ranged weaponry.

Role and Abilities[edit | edit source]

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.[2][3]

Snipers with great physical strength can throw seemingly harmless objects without any launchers, turning them into deadly projectiles of tremendous accuracy and precision.[4][3][5][6] Fish-Men are the most prominent of such feats, turning water droplets into high-velocity bullets,[7][8] especially those who practice Fish-Man Karate.[9][10]

Snipers[edit | edit source]

See also the associated category: Snipers.
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Snipers
Pirates
Yasopp Usopp Chew Chess Macro
Van Augur Rivers * Capone Bege Rindo Curiel
Izo Hammond Baby 5 Gladius Vito
Gotti Charlotte Mont-d'Or Charlotte Katakuri Charlotte Effilée Charlotte Flampe
Charlotte Marble Mihar Aggie 68 Hublot Banshee
Batman Speed Babanuki Madilloman Petermoo
DJ Gappa  Naomi Drunk  Bad One Gracie 
Others
Igaram Gem Mr. 7 Miss Father's Day Wyper
Raki Genbo Braham Yotsubane Rock *
Scotch * Jean Ango Daddy Masterson  Justy  Kansho 
Bilić  Wolf 

Translation and Dub Issues[edit | edit source]

As the term sniper is often associated with firearms (as well as terrorism, especially following the 2002 Beltway snipings) in the United States, the 4Kids-dubbed anime always translates it as marksman or sharpshooter. The Viz manga and the Funimation anime use sniper more freely, but on occasion have been known to use these substitutes as well.[11][12]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Given the nature of their skills, some snipers - such as Usopp - may double as the crew gunner, responsible for operating and maintaining the 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.[13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Yasopp, the sniper of the Red Hair Pirates, is introduced.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 23 and Episode 9, Usopp utilizes a varied amounts of ammunition with his slingshot.
  3. 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.
  4. One Piece Anime — Episode 139, Rapanui Pasqua using the Finger Bomb against the Straw Hats.
  5. 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.
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 86 Chapter 869 (p. 5), Katakuri fires jelly beans at the retreating Fire Tank Pirates.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 9 Chapter 75 (p. 13) and Episode 34, Chew spits a water bullet at Pudding Pudding.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 10 Chapter 88 (p. 8) and Episode 40, Arlong overpowers Zoro and Sanji with water droplets.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 64 Chapter 635 and Episode 555, Hody and Jinbe's Uchimizu clash.
  10. 3D2Y, Sebastian using O Uchimizu and O Yabusame against Luffy and Hancock.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 42 (p. 6) and Episode 19, Luffy praises Usopp's skill with the Going Merry's cannons. The Viz manga has him using "marksman" for Usopp's new role, while the Funimation anime uses "sniper".
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 20 Chapter 183 (p. 15) and Episode 113, Sanji demands Usopp's goggles back from Mr. 2. The Viz manga has him refer to Usopp as the crew's "sniper", while the Funimation anime uses "sharpshooter".
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 761 (p. 9) and Episode 700, Doflamingo reminds Law who trained him how to fight.

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