Tetsu is a man of average height with a crescent-shaped scar on the left side of his face. He has turquoise hair formed in a pompadour at the front and a topknot at the back. At Udon, he wore a standard prisoner outfit.
41 years ago, in the anime, Tetsu wore a lilac kimono. In the manga, he was dressed in a light-colored kimono with a pattern of four squares that form a larger square. In those days, he also did not have a scar on his face.
Tetsu holds strong resentment towards the Beasts Pirates and enjoyed seeing Luffy rebel. However, his spirit has been broken by his defeat and imprisonment, causing him to comply with Babanuki's orders instead of taking part in the rebellion. In the anime, he also showed himself to be a rather restless person, which forced Hyogoro to calm him down. Before Kozuki Oden became a hero of the country, Tetsu was afraid of him and even hid his pig from him so that it would not fall under his feet.
Abilities and Powers
Tetsu has some physical strength as he managed to restrain Monkey D. Luffy together with other prisoners. However, when he was younger, he made considerable efforts to raise a large pig in his arms.
In the anime, Tetsu wields a sword.
During the next return of Kozuki Oden to the capital, everyone became agitated and began to hide their wives and daughters in a hurry. Tetsu, along with another man, also removed their pets from his path.
Four Emperors Saga
Wano Country Arc
- Tetsu, Jo, Hanji, and other prisoners vs. Monkey D. Luffy
- Tetsu, Jo, Hanji, Hyogoro, Cho, Yatappe, Omasa and Tsunagoro vs Juki, Goki and Gifters group
Anime and Manga Differences
In the anime, Tetsu reappears during the Onigashima raid with Jo and Hanji. Tetsu stood at the edge of the side and watched the shore through binoculars. The trio begin to feel anxious before landing at the island but Hyogoro advises them to relax.
Later, when Luffy and Zoro were unable to get to the rooftop, Tetsu, along with Hyogoro's team, set out to confront Goki, Juki, and the group of the Gifters. He is very surprised when Hyogoro starts laughing, but Hyogoro explains that he doesn't feel like they will fail as Luffy is with them.
- When written 鉄, his name can mean "iron", which alludes to his work with metal in the mine.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 94 Chapter 948 and Episode 947, Tetsu debuts.
- One Piece Anime — Episode 983, Tetsu at Onigashima.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 959 and Episode 960, Tetsu hides the pig from Kozuki Oden's view 41 years ago.
- One Piece Anime — Episode 947, Tetsu is named in the credits and closed captions.
- One Piece Anime — Episode 1000, Hyogoro's group confronting the Juki, Goki and the group of Gifters.