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Vice Admiral Stainless[3] is a Marine officer who participated in the Battle of Marineford. In the anime, his name was said to be Kaizeruhige (カイゼルヒゲ Kaizeruhige?).[4]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Stainless in his youth as a marine.

Stainless is of average height and well built. His most distinctive feature is his handlebar mustache. His hair is black and combed back with a scalp lock, but by the time at the meeting in Mary Geoise, it was more straightly combed.

He dresses in the typical garb of many high-ranking Marines: when discussing about Luffy and later Crocodile's replacement, he wore a purple suit (which was striped during the first meeting, but not during the second), but during Marineford, he changes to a yellow and black striped suit over a dark red shirt with an orange tie. He wears a marine coat hanging from his shoulders like a cape.

Personality[edit | edit source]

As a Marine, Stainless has a strong sense of justice. He does not like Doflamingo and his actions, as the pirate manipulated his associate to attack him, causing both vice admirals to become panicked and confused. It is unknown whether he believes in moral justice or absolute justice.

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

As a vice admiral, Stainless is capable of commanding a Buster Call alongside four other vice admirals. He also has command over lower-ranking subordinates.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

He carries a katana during the battle of Marineford, like most of the vice admirals. His exact level of swordsmanship remains unknown; however, it is presumably quite high, with him being a vice admiral.

Haki[edit | edit source]

It was stated that all vice admirals possess Haki,[5] so Stainless can also use the ability.

History[edit | edit source]

East Blue Saga[edit | edit source]

Loguetown Arc[edit | edit source]

Stainless next to Cancer.

Stainless sat next to Cancer when the Marines were having a meeting in Marineford in regards to Monkey D. Luffy's rise in the East Blue after he defeated Arlong.[1]

Sky Island Saga[edit | edit source]

Jaya Arc[edit | edit source]

Stainless struggling against Doflamingo's puppetry.

Stainless attended a meeting in Mary Geoise to determine a new Warlord of the Sea after Crocodile's dismissal. Vice Admiral Mozambia was then manipulated by Donquixote Doflamingo to attempt to strangle Stainless. He struggled against the officer, not knowing that it was Doflamingo's doing.

He also drew out a sword later on to prevent another officer (who was also manipulated by Doflamingo) from attacking him. The quarrel was stopped by Sengoku's arrival.[2]

Summit War Saga[edit | edit source]

Amazon Lily Arc[edit | edit source]

When the execution of Portgas D. Ace was announced, Stainless reported to the summoning of the Marines to reinforce Marineford.

Marineford Arc[edit | edit source]

Later, Stainless and his fellow vice admirals lined up and ready to fight the Whitebeard Pirates. When the Whitebeard Pirates advanced into the plaza, Stainless ordered his underlings to attack Whitebeard. When Luffy was trying to get to the execution platform, Stainless ordered Marines to stop him. Upon Shanks' arrival and truce was declared, Stainless stood down under Sengoku's orders.

Four Emperors Saga[edit | edit source]

Wano Country Arc[edit | edit source]

After the Warlord system had been abolished, Stainless and his fleet confronted Buggy's Delivery.[6]

Major Battles[edit | edit source]

Translation and Dub Issues[edit | edit source]

  • Kaizeruhige is Japanese for "kaiser mustache", which in turn means "handlebar mustache", which made him the fourth character nicknamed after his facial hair.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 5-9) and Episode 45, Stainless in the meeting in Marineford.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 and Episode 151, Stainless is seen in Crocodile's replacement meeting.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 212) , His name is revealed.
  4. One Piece Anime — Episode 479, the opening credits reveals Kaizeruhige's name.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 7) and Episode 511, Dr. Fishbonen states Haki is a power all vice admirals use.
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 956 (p. 14-15).

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