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Ensign Tashigi (たしぎ少尉 Tashigi Shōi) is a Marine officer serving under Commodore Smoker.
- Japanese Name: たしぎ少尉
- Romanized Name: Tashigi Shōi
- English Name: Tashigi
- Current occupation: Lieutenant
- Age: 21 years old
- Birthday: October 6th
- Height: 170cm tall
- Affiliations: Marines
- Japanese VA: Junko Noda
- English VA: Priscilla Everett
- First Appearence:
- Lastest Appearence:
- Rivals: Zoro
- Dream: To remove all Meito from the hands of swordsmen who misuse them.
- Fighting Style: Sword fighting
She was first introduced when the Straw Hat Pirates docked in Loguetown, where she was stationed. Smoker, her superior officer, seems to regard her as a protégé; the two work very well together and share what appears to be almost a father-daughter relationship. While adept at sword fighting, she is unusually clumsy, which tends to gets on Smoker's nerves. She is also very well-versed in katana, knowing their names and origins.
Like Smoker, Tashigi has her own view of "Justice" which differs from the Marines' own definition, and will fight for what she sees as the right thing to do.
Abilities and Powers
Tashigi uses her katana, Shigure. Not much is known about her fighting style other then she has a simulair style to what Kuina had.
Tashigi's attacks are simular to Kuina's in one piece grand adventure, but are more advanced.
- Like Dragon Twister, Tashigi makes a small tornado from one slash of her sword.
- Tashigi slices the opponet in the air, then slams them down
- Tashigi looks like she's tripping, but she is only tricking the opponet by attacking when their gaurd is down.
(X)Kuina doesn't know this move
When Zoro first saw Tashigi, he was instantly struck by how much Tashigi looks like his deceased childhood friend Kuina (so shocked that he instantly crushed Tashigi's glasses in his hand). It is a promise made with Kuina that motivates Zoro to be the greatest swordsman in the world, and Kuina left him the Wadō Ichimonji, his greatest treasure.
Tashigi's stated goal is to remove all Meitō (named swords with prestigious histories) from the hands of those who would use them for their own selfish ends. After meeting Roronoa Zoro (whom she had inadvertently helped pick new swords before she learned his name), she set out to sea with Smoker, chasing after him and the rest of the Straw Hat crew.
Current Events (Spoilers)
Tashigi's most recent appearance is in chapter 439, receiving word of the Straw Hats after their fight against the Buster Call. While trying to relay the news to Smoker, she ends up telling another sailor, since she wasn't wearing her glasses. This event also marks the full debut (after a single image on the cover of chapter 432) of a markedly different "look" for her; however, it is not clear whether this is an intentional redesign, or simply a result of the author's continually evolving art style and the length of time she had been out of the spotlight.
- In Japanese Fan Polls, Tashigi is currently the 20th most popular character.
- It remains to be seen if there is a more than coincidental connection between Kuina and Tashigi.