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"Madame" or "Madam" Edit

Why having redirected "Madam Shirley" to "Madame Shirley"? Since Shirley is an English name, I can't see any reason to use the French word, have I missed something? sff9 (talk) 13:49, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, KingLuffy1 and I accidentially made a page for her at the same time. He spelled his without an E and I spelled with an E (this page). Since mine was already organized with completed sections, we agreed that it would be easier to just use mine rather than go through the hassle of redirecting it to a page that already exists (a MAJOR pain in the butt if you aren't aware), so he made his a candidate for deletion. If you want full details, check our talk pages under Madame Shirley. Either one is acceptable when refering to fortunetellers so there really is no problem.DancePowderer 16:27, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Nope, wasn't aware this was even slightly annoying! Didn't know Madame was used in English either. Well, thanks and sorry to have bothered you! sff9 (talk) 22:09, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

While it is traditionally French, it does have some uses in English, and no worries, bro. You didn't bother me at all.DancePowderer 22:36, January 13, 2011 (UTC)


Where are we getting her age from? For all we know she could be 20-29. Is 25 your way of literally splitting the difference just so you can have an age in her profile? That's stupid. People are going to get confused since the only thing we have to work from so far is the fact that, once past 30, a mermaids lower half splits into new fins. You can't just throw things in like that. If you're unsure about it, then just wait or leave it blank. Don't fuck it up and make it stupid by guessing. Jack asses.

Dan (ETZ) 5:02 March 3, 2011 (UTC)
You know how a wiki works, right? If you spot an error, you're supposed to correct it yourself. Insulting people is useless and just makes you more ridiculous when you're wrong.
If you had bothered to edit the article yourself, you would have seen Angel's comment next to Shirley's age, stating she was alive 25 years ago, since she predicted the Golden Age of Piracy one year before it began.
I'm adding a reference, since your criticism was legit. sff9 (talk) 10:36, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
Listen "Dan", "Daniel" or Dantheman32 (whatever), if you want people to take you seriously, you shouldn't swear or curse when you've got something to say! Using the correct way to add a new section on a talk page to discuss a new subject could also help you too, so don't act like a "jackass", especially when you make such a broad statement!
The age number was first added by a random IP user as 25-30, was changed by another one to 25-29, after that some other made it 27 and to make a long story short, Angel left a message explaining why it should be "25 or more" with Sff9 adding a reference the proper way. So, before you start sprouting nonsense or making random accusations do your research and if you need help ask politely in the talk page of the article in question or ask directly some of the regular editors here, it's not something difficult to do. Don't make such a broad insult again though! Sff9 has already explained it to you how a wiki works so I don't have anything else to add, have a nice day. MasterDeva 11:01, March 3, 2011 (UTC)

Romanization Edit

I think that Shirley is a wrong romanization because when the Strawhats leave the fortuneteller's place, there is the beginning of a name written, which is SHYAR. So I guess it is more something like Shyarley than Shirley.LordRayleigh 14:31, January 14, 2011 (UTC)

True, and you are most likely right, but we don't know if that is actually the building they came out of. It could be something else. It is best to leave the name as is until we have a better confirmation.DancePowderer 15:52, January 14, 2011 (UTC)

However, shouldn't this page be named simply "Shirley"? In addiction, doing in this way we would remove the problem "madame vs madam". --Meganoide 00:47, January 15, 2011 (UTC)

It might be part of her name. When she was outside going crazy about Luffy destroying the island, some guy said "It's madam from the Mermaid Cafe." That would suggest that Madam is part of her actual name, and not just a job description.DancePowderer 05:53, January 16, 2011 (UTC)

Do you know "madame" refers to a proprietress of a bar or something in Japanese? --Klobis 06:08, January 16, 2011 (UTC)

I did not. I knew it was the title for fortune tellers and brothel managers, but not a restaurant proprietress in Japanese. Still, she has never been refered to as just "Shirley."DancePowderer 06:29, January 16, 2011 (UTC)

At this point, it's clearly not Shirley. The new episode uses Shyarly, both Viz and Funimation use Sharley. Either of those should be used, so why were my revisions summarily undone? Batwing321 03:40, December 25, 2011 (UTC)

Wow, why were my revisions undone? Really, it's not Shirley, it's Shyarly. "Shyar" was used in the manga, and now, in today's episode, we see the full "Shyarly". Who keeps editing this article back to Shirley? HomunculusPride 03:49, December 25, 2011 (UTC)

That would be me.. Cause in the manga the romanization was S-h-i-r-l-e-y.. LPKWhat?03:51,12/25/2011

Where? All we saw in the manga was "Shyar", and with the "lee" sound at the end of her name, we can assume her name is "Shyarly". HomunculusPride 03:54, December 25, 2011 (UTC)

Her name is romanized as "Shari", to which the closest english translation is Shirley. Until we have better information, we aren't changing it.DancePowderer Talk 03:56, December 25, 2011 (UTC)

What further information is needed, exactly? The signboard in the manga cut off at "Shyar-", and the anime clarified it as "Shyarly", both in English. The romanization of the katakana can work as "Shirley", "Shyarly", "Sharley", or even "Shaarii", but again, the anime clearly spells it out in English as "Shyarly", and while the anime is not infallible, it corroborates with what Oda started with. A new spelling in the manga or databook could dispute that in the future, but "Shirley" in English has never appeared either; it's merely what a few people chose to romanize it as in the fansubs and on this Wiki. The fact is that the current evidence clearly points to "Shirley" being much more speculative than "Shyarly" is. Batwing321 04:26, December 25, 2011 (UTC)

It's true that the sign has her name written on it, and it's written SHYAR. But that's not necessarily a reason to change it from Shirley to Shyarly. Given the number of characters in One Piece, it'd be understandable if Oda looked up a name, wrote it down in kana, and later forgot how it was originally spelled. He might not have been able to find his source, or even cared that much, when it came time for the episode to be made; the romanji spelling doesn't matter as much for the Japanese version. But we do know that Oda does tend to use names that already exist, and Shirley is the most obvious candidate so far. In the end either way could be considered correct. Shouchinosuke 06:01, December 25, 2011 (UTC)

Can someone explain to me on what basis Shirley was chosen in the first place? And why this argumentation is stronger then "Shyar-..." (manga) + "Shyarly" (anime)? Because it seems to me the lately we encounter a lot of cases where we keep the initial romanization (chosen by us) over some clues that pop ups later in the manga, because until the "clues" found on the official sources are definitively proven we think that our conjecture are safer. I don't really understand this, because conjecture for conjecture, I prefer a conjecture based on "official clues". Let me be clear: I am not fixed to use Shyarly, but these discussions seems to me a bit contradictory to both their reasons and what we usually (meaning: for what I understood...) did on this wiki about issues like these. We can take this to a forum if necessary (I don't want bring up any polemics or any votes, because I don't know on what we can vote, just a good talk where we can think this through). leviathan_89 19:29, 25 December, 2011 (UTC)

I really see no point in this argument. Shyarly has more official sources rather than "Shirley" which is a complete speculation. I don't see why there is a need to keep the name as Shirley, which has no base in the first place. We cannot speculate the spelling just from the way it is pronounced. Even in america, there are several names with common pronunciations and unusual spellings, such as "Michala" as "Mikela" or "Eric" as "Erick" or "Arick" (these names do exist) and Oda as well may have wanted to give her name a unique taste to it. The madame talk is nonsense, for that is like naming sombody "sensei" just because all his students call him that. In japan, calling someone by their job name is as common as calling your parents mom and dad. JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 16:33, December 26, 2011 (UTC)

The anime is not canon so it doesn't matter what the name uses. Hell it was probably just the fansubbers who used that romanization anyway. SeaTerror 18:29, December 26, 2011 (UTC)

The anime may not be canon but it isn't heretic and we are not more reliable then the anime. When an information is found only in the anime we should take at least in account, but the important difference is if the scene is canon or not, because the anime doesn't add wrong information in "canon" scenes. It wasn't used by the fansubbers because the sign was in the actual image and it wasn't edited. Keep in mind that there is always the "Shyar-..." from the manga, so at least we know that "Shirley" is definitely wrong. leviathan_89 20:26, 26 December, 2011 (UTC)

The rule has always been; Manga -> SbS -> data books -> anime -> other
So long as the wikia follows that order it doesn't matter. If there later comes a source from further down that chain of ranking of legitablity, then the wikia simply alters it accordingl. Every wikia is a work in progress, which means we're not without faults, all we can do is work to the best of our abilities. 20:57, December 26, 2011 (UTC)
Then there should be no problems in using Shyarly by this logic. leviathan_89 21:17, 26 December, 2011 (UTC)
Unless someone brings up a higher ranked source then the anime, the anzswer to that is "yes". Still, you might get resistance on that anyway from the other editors. Just a note. One-Winged Hawk 21:34, December 26, 2011 (UTC)
Of course things must be discussed, but I just wanted to check if it was so strange thinking of renaming the page in this case. leviathan_89 21:58, 26 December, 2011 (UTC)
I would like to put my voice in as well for changing it to Shyarly. Bastian964 15:15, January 1, 2012 (UTC)
Should I just start a poll since the argument has pretty much run its course? Bastian964 02:40, January 3, 2012 (UTC)
Shyarly manga

She is Shyarly. (chapter 610) --Klobis 11:41, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

renaming Edit

I've been thinking, I think it should just be Shirley. Madame is just a title. We can still call her Madame Shirley in the articles, but for the title of the article itself, I think just Shirley would be correct.DancePowderer Talk 17:58, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

Agree, yeah.. ++LuffyPirateKing++ (What?) 22:34, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

Yes, now we know that madame is just a title. Can you imagine Arlog saying "my name is actually Madame Arlong"? Bwahahahah! :-) --Meganoide 23:20, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

Yeah Madame Shirley is better -- Tuckyd  Idea Station  Hi There 

Seiyuu Edit

Please, can anyone of the administrators to include her seiyuu? It's Romi Paku and this is the link: . Thanks! Dragon NJMB 09:56, December 27, 2011 (UTC)

Madam or Madame Part 2Edit

Which one is correct?? Cause me and PandaWarrior are having an edit war and we want to know... I say Madame, she says Madam..

People.. LPKWhat?15:31,1/15/2012

Shirley/Shyarly is a name with more english then french influences so it should be Madam, not madame.  Fanta Talk  15:32, January 15, 2012 (UTC)

Nobody offering any arguments against Madam? Will be changing it then.  Fanta Talk  21:21, January 16, 2012 (UTC)

No, wait for more people to notice it.. And one or two admins.. LPKWhat?21:22,1/16/2012

I say Madame, it looks right to me. Yountoryuu

There's no evidence for it though.  Fanta Talk  12:44, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for the ignorance, but is Madam the English word? I thought "Madame" was only French... and I guess it was never written in romanji, wasn't it? Well I personally opt for Madame too since it's the original French word. leviathan_89 13:10, 18 January, 2012 (UTC)

Madam is the english word, I'd link to wikipedia, but they're blacking out currently o.O Like I said, the reason I'd opt for Madam instead of Madame, is that Shirley/Shyarly seems like much more of an english name, and Madam is the corresponding english title so... Fanta Talk  13:14, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

i think its madame Jaimini•626•Talk 13:20, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

If Madam/Madame is her title (as a cafe owner) then I'd go for Madam... at least, that's the romanizations I usually see for the 'Madam' that's a bar owner title. JapaneseOPfan :: Talk 13:27, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

past picture Edit

I noticed there had been an argument over her past image. The correction should be the one we put up and the other used in other sections... Why was there even a edit war over this? I don't know. But after the war the wrong image of her ended up on the page, I corrected it. I'm thinking its in the wrong place though. -_- One-Winged Hawk 11:53, February 4, 2012 (UTC)

There fixed! both images are in the Corrections section on the page! Now if anyone reverts that image, their breaking the gallery. Some solutions are easier to resolve then others. Plus... There was no need for that image to be in the history section anyway, whee it is now is a better place for it, her history section has enough images. One-Winged Hawk 11:58, February 4, 2012 (UTC)


Didn't the King (or someone else) request that Luffy destroy Fishman Island('s hate and past), which he agreed to and followed through on? ((Besides destroying Noah)) 00:49, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

possible nudity Edit

there aren't images of the portion of her body where her abdomen connects to her tail? the closest one i can find is this picture

would her ... actually be visible if we were able to see her whole body?

well since she is also a 'madam' (see 3rd bullet of shyarly's trivia section) this would further add evidence of her running a brothel 08:45, August 26, 2014 (UTC)violist

That shot only exists because Toei doesn't always know how to draw characters.

And Shyarly running a brothel? Headcanon accepted. uknownada Talk 20:13, August 26, 2014 (UTC)

Upside down tailEdit

Is it worth mentioning in the trivia that most of her tail is upside down? The white part and two pelvic fins should be on the ventral side, while the dark blue and second dorsal fin should be on the dorsal side. The first dorsal fin is correct, meaning her tail inverts right after that.
◄► Tephra ◄► 15:09, January 14, 2015 (UTC)

That may just be by mistake. Honestly, well spotted, but I don't think it's hugely important.

It's recommended to throw away socks after a year 13:06, January 15, 2015 (UTC)

Madam Trivia Edit

That piece of Trivia seems very out of place and probably should be removed. It's confusing the name of a "job", a Madam, with a title which is just how they refer to Shyarly as the woman owner of any estrablishment. If there were more connection to the posibitity it would make sense, but now it just reads like this is a trivia pages on the etomology of the term "Madam" Doctursea (talk) 23:15, October 26, 2019 (UTC)

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