Totto Land is an archipelago in the New World. It constitutes the main territory of one of the Four Emperors, Big Mom, and her crew, the Big Mom Pirates, which extends around Whole Cake Island. It is navigable with a New World Log Pose.
Totto Land is the setting for the Whole Cake Island Arc.
Overview[edit | edit source]
Layout[edit | edit source]
Totto Land is a massive archipelago with Whole Cake Island, Big Mom's base of operation, in its center, and 34 subsidiary islands, arranged roughly in concentric circles. Each subsidiary island is ruled by a member of the Charlotte Family as its minister. It seems that all islands are themed after food.
Some of the islands have rivers made of juice of different colors flowing into the ocean to form sections called "Mizuame", which freeze at night; it takes only the warmth of the day to make them fluid again.
Islands[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Tartes[edit | edit source]
- Further information: Tartes
These outposts called "Tartes" are located at or near the coasts of Totto Land's islands. They are battleships in the shape of confectionery tarts, hence their names, and they compose the majority of Big Mom's fleet. Any unauthorized ships sighted by them are immediately shot down. Territorial sea slugs are scattered across the immediate sea, and send out warning signals to Den Den Mushi to warn visitors and alert whatever Tarteship is within reach. When called upon, Tartes can leave their designated posts and join battles at the behest of the Big Mom Pirates. Several of them were destroyed by Daifuku's genie when it attempted to kill Carrot.
Inhabitants[edit | edit source]
Totto Land is most notable for being home to members of almost every race and tribe in the world, as Big Mom claims to desire a utopia where all races and species can live in harmony. The known races that inhabit Totto Land are humans, fish-men, merfolk, minks, snakenecks, longarms, longlegs, dwarves, three-eyes, along with several hybrids of different races. Strangely, living objects (such as furniture, ships, food, etc.) as well as talking animals that are not clearly minks or Zoan fruit users also live in Totto Land. These living objects and talking animals are referred to as "homies", and were essentially brought to life and given human-like traits by Big Mom's Soru Soru no Mi. Big Mom also has a liking for collecting rare and unique animals for her own amusement.
By law, all the citizens of Totto Land must donate one month of their lifespan every six months as a fee for Big Mom's protection or else they must leave. However, Brûlée and Praline claimed that Linlin would never allow anyone to leave Totto Land alive, meaning a death penalty may be imposed to anyone who attempts to leave.
Despite the diversity of the races within the archipelago, there are no giants living there; this is because every giant in the world despises Big Mom after she wreaked havoc on Elbaf due to her eating disorder, and after a failed attempt to reconcile with them, which only further deepened their animosity for her, she effectively gave up on trying to bring them over to her side, instead deciding to use scientists like Caesar Clown to create her own giants. Aside from giants, lesser known races such as Sky People, Kinokobito, and the Three-Eye Tribe are never seen living in Totto Land in abundance either, with the only known Kinokobito being a prisoner of Big Mom's and the only known Three-Eye (Charlotte Pudding) being reviled and discriminated by the population until she was forced to hide her third eye. Totto Land also lacks two other races, one of the reasons is due to how one race dwindled over time, hence her attempt to recruit King from the Beasts Pirates into her crew.
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Administration[edit | edit source]
As its queen, Big Mom has supreme authority within Totto Land. However, much of the daily governance and administration of Totto Land's various islands is managed by those of her children who hold ministerial positions. The majority of Totto Land's 34 islands (not including Whole Cake Island, which has a team of unnamed officials running it) is governed by a member of the Charlotte Family as its minister; known Ministers include:
It has been shown that Totto Land's administration is highly bureaucratic. When the Sanji Retrieval Team first make landfall on Cacao Island, Pekoms explained the complex manner in which jurisdiction worked among the islands - namely, that when buildings and other structures are constructed using different types of food, the Minister in charge of that food will have jurisdiction over its use and distribution, even if the structure is being built on a different island. Furthermore, islands have been shown to employ their own police force, to prevent such crimes as "snackalism" of private property (i.e. eating parts of buildings illegally).
Because of the potential trouble should a Vivre Card of Charlotte Linlin fall into the hands of the enemy, which would render the Homies completely powerless against the wielder, even her children are forbidden from carrying one around.
When Charlotte Lola escaped from a political marriage to Elbaf prince Loki, which prevented Linlin from reconciling with the giants, Linlin branded Lola as a criminal of Totto Land. Lola is to be killed should she ever return to the archipelago.
Chess Soldiers[edit | edit source]
The Chess Soldiers (チェス戎兵 Chesu Jūhei?) are Totto Land's basic military force, and they serve as soldiers in the Big Mom Pirates. They consist of white chess piece-themed Homie soldiers, wearing checkered tunics, grey pants, and white gloves and boots. The four lower-ranking chess pieces have card suit-themed shields depending on the chess piece:
- The Pawn Soldiers (ポーン兵 Pōn-hei?) have an orange tunic and a pink Heart shaped shield.
- The Bishop Soldiers (ビショップ兵 Bishoppu-hei?) have a red tunic and a yellow Diamond shaped shield.
- The Knight Soldiers (ナイト兵 Naito-hei?) have a green tunic and a blue Spade shaped shield.
- The Rook Soldiers (ルーク兵 Rūku-hei?) have a lilac tunic and a green Club shaped shield.
- The Queen Soldiers (クイーン兵 Kuīn-hei?) have a blue tunic, yellow cape, and a pink tie.
- The King Soldiers (キング兵 Kingu-hei?) have a yellow tunic and a blue cape.
The Pawns are used as scouts in the archipelago's tarteships. The four lower ranks seem to share the same position in Totto Land and the Big Mom Pirates as infantry. The Queen rank have higher authority and were seen being in charge of other soldiers on guard duty. The King rank serve directly under Big Mom herself, and report to her about new arrivals to her territory. The King rank was also entrusted with the protection and delivery of Mother Carmel's photo into the Party hall.
They appear to be quite powerful, as both Brook and Charlotte Mont-d'Or commented on their strength, with the latter being impressed that Monkey D. Luffy was able to beat most of the army, even though he was at his physical limit (and with Nami wielding a Vivre Card of Big Mom hampering their performances). Despite their strength, they are susceptible to the power of the Yomi Yomi no Mi, which can render them inanimate.
Most of them were beaten by Luffy and Nami, and even more of them were defeated when Nami used Zeus against Big Mom while the Straw Hats and their allies were fleeing through the Seducing Woods. As a result, the Big Mom Pirates have been relying more and more on their naturally living soldiers stationed on other islands.
Biscuit Soldiers[edit | edit source]
- Further information: Bisu Bisu no Mi
The Biscuit Soldiers (ビスケット兵 Bisuketto Hei?) are one of Whole Cake Island's military forces. As such, they patrol all around the island. They are created by the Minister of Biscuits' Devil Fruit ability, and are turned into sentient homies by Big Mom's powers.
They are very tall, being at least three times taller than Monkey D. Luffy, a normal-sized person. They are also very tough, although they can be shattered with sufficient force, and water softens them enough to be eaten. They are also hollow, allowing people to hide inside them.
When patrolling, they wear a biscuit armor, and a biscuit helmet topped by a little spike, similar to a Roman helmet. They also wield a huge biscuit replica of the Meito Pretzel. During the night, they are stored within Whole Cake Chateau.
It is unknown what became of them after Cracker lost consciousness when he was defeated by Luffy.
History[edit | edit source]
Past[edit | edit source]
It is uncertain when exactly Totto Land was founded. Sixty-three years ago, Charlotte Linlin lived for a few months with the Sheep's House on what would become Whole Cake Island. After the other members of the Sheep's House disappeared and Linlin formed a partnership with the pirate Streusen, she expressed the desire to turn the island into a place where all races could live in harmony. Linlin gave birth to her 35th-37th children Smoothie, Citron, and Cinnamon in Totto Land 35 years ago, and they are her first known set of children to be born there, with several of their older siblings, including Mont-d'Or who was born three years prior, being born out at sea or on unnamed ports. Thus, Totto Land has existed for at least 35 years.
Totto Land has since served as a stronghold for Big Mom, her crew, and the residents under their control. In the past two years, the Kid Pirates, On Air Pirates, Fire Tank Pirates, and Fallen Monk Pirates of the Worst Generation attempted to invade it, though the former two crews were quickly forced to flee and the Fire Tank Pirates became subservient to Big Mom. Urouge of the Fallen Monk Pirates managed to take down one of Big Mom's Three Sweet Commanders, causing Big Mom to send her fleet after him. Urouge was defeated by another Sweet Commander in Charlotte Cracker, though managed to escape from Totto Land whilst being presumed dead.
Whole Cake Island Arc[edit | edit source]
The Straw Hat Pirates came to Totto Land to rescue their crewmate Sanji from an arranged marriage with the Charlotte Family. Although they attempted to be covert, Big Mom immediately knew they had arrived. Around the same time, Sanji's relatives in the Vinsmoke Family came to Totto Land to meet with Big Mom. Big Mom allowed the Straw Hats to make it all the way to Whole Cake Island without attacking them in order to trap them in the Seducing Woods.
Two days later, the wedding between Sanji and Charlotte Pudding was held atop the Whole Cake Chateau. However, it was disrupted when Capone Bege and the Straw Hats arrived to assassinate Big Mom. The Straw Hats, Fire Tank Pirates, and Vinsmokes managed to escape from the wedding venue, and made plans to escape from Totto Land as the Big Mom Pirates chased after them. However, Big Mom began having a craving for wedding cake and went on a mindless rampage after the Straw Hats to get it from them. As Sanji went to Cacao Island to work with Pudding and Charlotte Chiffon to make a new wedding cake, the Straw Hats were besieged at the coast of Whole Cake Island. However, they were able to escape when Pedro blew himself up to overwhelm the enemy. When this happened, Monkey D. Luffy pulled Charlotte Katakuri into the Mirro-World to keep him away from his crew.
Big Mom continued chasing the Straw Hats across the sea, but assumed them to have died after attacking their ship with a massive wave. She then decided to start looking for the cake on Nuts Island, and rampaged there until it was left utterly destroyed. Big Mom then encountered the Straw Hats again as they both headed to Cacao Island, and the Fire Tank Pirates picked up the finished cake from Cacao Island to feed it to Big Mom. Bege's crew arrived right as Big Mom was on the verge of destroying the Straw Hats and their ship, and led Big Mom to Funwari Island where she ate the cake and regained her senses. The Straw Hats continued heading for Cacao Island to retrieve Luffy, and the Vinsmoke Family and Sun Pirates arrived to help him escape from an ambush from the Big Mom Pirates. The Vinsmokes and Sun Pirates were able to take on the Big Mom Pirates' massive army and fleet to help the Straw Hats escape Totto Land, though once the Straw Hats made it out, the two groups were then confronted by Big Mom herself.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The kanji used for the name, 万国, means "all countries/nations". Also, its name could be derived from the Italian word "torta", which means "cake".
- The islands of the archipelago share the Charlotte Family food theme.
- Being a major part of the Big Mom Pirates territory in the New World, the islands also share the crew's fairy tale and fantasy fiction theme.
- Despite being a nation where all races can live without discrimination, Charlotte Pudding was constantly mocked and shunned by everyone around her for being a member of the Three-Eye Tribe, turning her into a psychopath. Charlotte Katakuri was also discriminated for his mouth.
- According to Big Mom, there are only three races not found in Totto Land -- one of which is the Giants, and another is King's race.
- So far, no sky natives or pure Three-Eye Tribesmen have been seen there.
- Kinokobito and Longlimb Humans are considered rare animals, rather than people.
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