Due to her actions and role, she is a supporting antagonist in the Wano Country Arc.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Abilities and Powers
- 5 History
- 6 Major Battles
- 7 Merchandise
- 8 Trivia
- 9 References
- 10 Site Navigation
Ulti is a young woman of middling height, with a light complexion. Her hair reaches near her mid-back and forms rounded locks mainly blue in coloration, but with thin, pink-colored streaks running through (plus a single white one over her left eye). Blunt bangs fall on her forehead, split near the left, and an ahoge stands up on her head. Characteristically (as with many of her crewmates), Ulti has horns: a sharp, upward-curving pair emerging from the sides of her head, white in color, that resemble a bull's. Ulti's eyes are large, round, fringed by long lashes, and encompass violet irises. Her lower face up to the nose is covered by a pink mask with a scalloped edge, trimmed with a white stripe; Ulti keeps this mask even when she assumes her pachycephalosaurus form. When in her Human-Beast Form, Ulti's bangs are pushed back, exposing her forehead.
Otherwise, Ulti takes to wearing a long-sleeved minidress that is white and pleated above the waist, with a blue bow below a point collar. The dress's lower, light-blue, and non-pleated section, with a button placket in the middle, ends in a short skirt part that has a slightly ruffled hem, leaving most of Ulti's legs visible. Fastened on her shoulders is a darker-blue cape trimmed with light-blue fur on its edges (the inside also blue), which goes near the ground, and her footwear are red high heels.
Ulti is a bold, rude, and short-tempered young woman, not one to back down from a verbal quarrel and regularly threatening violence against those who annoy her. Somewhat fickle, she is shown acting friendly and trying to come off as refined, mature one moment, then yelling whilst dangerously blunt the next. Not even the likes of Queen or Kaidou, both her direct superiors (and the latter of whom most crew members seem at least somewhat afraid of), are safe from her vitriol, implying that she does not fear them at all, even to her fellow Tobiroppo's shock. Also, Ulti has no issue with generally acting in a highly casual manner towards Kaidou, expressing loud, girly glee during their reunion.
Ulti is merciless towards enemies and willing to brutalize them without hesitation. She is also not above hitting a child if annoyed, as seen when she clawed at Tama for begging her to stop hurting her friend. In battle, due to her aggressive nature, Ulti is quick to attack anyone she deems an enemy. Still, she remains a quick decision-maker and keeps her guard up continuously, as shown when she set upon and seemingly crushed Monkey D. Luffy in their first clash. Rather than gloat and let down her guard like the grunts around her, Ulti instead kept track of him using Haki, quickly transforming and readying for further combat upon sensing Luffy's own Haki.
Ulti has a somewhat vengeful streak. She tends to grow extremely angry over, and swear to get payback for, enemies hurting her or her brother, Page One, even when the responsible party is much stronger than Ulti, like the Emperor Big Mom.
Despite her childish bearing, Ulti can be smarter than she lets on. In the past, she managed to steal two Devil Fruits from Kaidou to give to herself and her brother, thus giving them the strength necessary for them to survive in the crew and ultimately rise through its ranks.
In her speech, Ulti follows certain "trends" to come across as fancy. Since her debut, she has taken to ending her sentences (sometimes incorrectly) with arinsu (ありんす?)—an archaic, polite copula and variant of arimasu that means "to be" and is associated with courtesans/oiran—as well as the first-person pronoun achiki (あちき?), likewise associated with courtesans. According to Page One, said verbal habits (which become a generally sophisticated register in the Viz translation) are an attempt of Ulti's to sound like a fancy lady. When she snaps due to being annoyed, however, Ulti slips into a vulgar and bratty tone and uses the more neutral pronoun "watashi" (私?), showing how superficial the woman's mature manner of talking is. Overall, Ulti has had many different ways of ending her sentences that changed over time (see below).
Ulti and her brother are looked down upon as "brats" by their fellow Tobiroppo as well as the All-Stars, due to their young age. However, Ulti is not intimidated by her seniors and will snap back at their rude remarks. Also, in particular, Ulti does not seem fond of the All-Star Queen and his performative conduct.
Ulti is extremely protective of Page One, whom to his annoyance she calls "Pay-tan" (ペーたん Pē-tan?, VIZ: "Pay-Pay") to be endearing, "-tan" being a more diminutive version of the name suffix "-chan" (usually used by and to address children in a "cute", affectionate manner). However, this does not fully safeguard Page One from the same hostility Ulti extends to the rest of their crew. While speaking kindly to him when unagitated, her treatment of Page One is rather volatile, ranging from supportive to demanding, to abrasive and outright violent, usually escalating the more he tries to rebuff her.
Overall, Ulti seems more overtly attached to Page One than the other way around, much to his annoyance. She chased him during their search for Yamato, even latching onto and forcing him to give her a piggyback ride. Whenever the chance arises, Ulti seeks sympathy from Page One, like when she gets hit by an attack that does not actually hurt her, though Page One tends to ignore or reject her attention-seeking. He does worry about her though, if she does sustain potentially serious harm, and Ulti likewise gets extremely angry if someone hurts her brother.
Seemingly on good terms with Kaidou, Ulti, in her manner of speaking to him, is affectionate yet almost brazenly casual, to Page One's dismay (though still addressing Kaidou with the honorific "-sama"). Further, Ulti does not seem to fear Kaidou and has no qualms about insulting him, calling his apparent summoning of the Tobiroppo "dumb" for what she deemed "another family problem", even to Kaidou's own face, which Kaidou seemed unfazed by. Yet, despite this lack of formal respect, Ulti holds Kaidou in high enough regard to believe that he will become Pirate King, getting offended by Luffy declaring that he would gain said title.
Despite Yamato being Kaidou's daughter, Ulti does not think too highly of her and has expressed annoyance at Kaidou's repeating "family problems" involving Yamato. After Yamato had interrupted Ulti's battle with Luffy by knocking Ulti unconscious, the latter tried minimizing what had happened by denigrating Yamato's strength, while at the same time swearing she would avenge herself on Kaidou's child. Upon finding Yamato on the Live Floor, a vexed Ulti immediately went ahead with attacking and fighting her.
Monkey D. Luffy
Ulti first met Monkey D. Luffy by accident, while the latter was attempting to infiltrate Kaidou's castle at the beginning of the raid on Onigashima. Luffy's declaration that he would become Pirate King angered Ulti, as she believes no one but Kaidou is deserving of the title, which was what sparked their fight. Ulti also humorously blamed Luffy for her own mistreatment of Page One that preceded their initial encounter, though when her brother was attacked by the Straw Hat captain for real, she quickly grew outraged. Ultimately, Ulti came to hold enough of a grudge against Luffy that she was quick to recognize him when he was gathering with his crew at Onigashima's Live Floor, attempting a second assault on him with Page One, and later redirected said grudge toward two other Straw Hats, Nami and Usopp.
Despite Ulti's low opinion on Luffy as a candidate for Pirate King, she has acknowledged his strength and threat level, enough to bother unleashing her full pachycephalosaurus form against the Straw Hat, something normally considered "overkill" against most opponents, according to Ulti's subordinates. Luffy, on the other hand, does not seem to hold equally strong feelings towards Ulti, though as with many enemies before her, he has given her a nickname: "Headbutt" (頭突き Zutsuki?), in reference to her fighting style.
Ulti has developed a strong hatred for Nami, initially for believing that she had assaulted her brother Page One at the Live Floor (which Usopp had tricked Ulti into believing, as he had launched the attack in question). Afterwards, when Nami refused to comply with Ulti's demand to state that Luffy could never become Pirate King (due to the latter's prior declaration that he would) and managed to escape her clutches, Ulti grew outright murderous towards Nami and started targeting her, swearing that she would crush the navigator's skull.
Nami, on the other hand, initially feared Ulti due to knowing that she could not withstand her direct attacks, crying and begging for her life when Ulti threatened to kill her if she did not renounce, in Luffy's stead, his declaration of becoming Pirate King. Still, going in complete opposition to her acts of self-preservation, Nami could not bring herself to lie about her faith in Luffy, essentially telling Ulti off despite the possibility of imminent death at the Tobiroppo's hands.
Ultimately, Nami seemed to completely overcome her fears when she witnessed Ulti injuring Tama, an event that triggered Nami's characteristic protectiveness towards children and made the navigator retaliate against the Tobiroppo. It was with Zeus' help that Nami was able to bring down Ulti before she could further injure Tama.
Because Big Mom violently knocked out Page One while the latter was chasing after Nami, Usopp, and Tama, Ulti was left in shock and anger despite the Emperor's status as an ally of the Beasts Pirates, swearing to avenge her brother. In spite of Big Mom's strength, Ulti does not fear her, displaying the same fierce temper toward Big Mom that she not even forgoes before Kaidou. Big Mom, on the other hand, considers Ulti an enemy due to having witnessed the latter hurting Tama, whom Big Mom considers a friend. She was ready to punish Ulti until Nami intervened and consequently defeated her in a single attack, as payback for laying her hand on Tama.
Because Ulti witnessed Big Mom knocking Page One out to avenge Tama and Okobore Town, she fully blamed the child for what had happened to her brother, thinking she had somehow manipulated Big Mom into fighting against the Beasts Pirates the same way she converted the Gifters to her side. Ulti had no qualms clawing Tama for getting in her way in their first interaction and, after realizing the kid's role in the war, attempted to suffocate her, leading Nami to intervene both times.
Abilities and Powers
True to her Tobiroppo status and 400,000,000 bounty, Ulti is a very powerful combatant despite her young age, enough so to pose a threat to Luffy—a Worst Generation member with a bounty over one billion higher than hers—and have him both remark on her great power and consider using Gear 4 when Ulti held him down. Together with Page One, Ulti was able to effortlessly defeat Nami and Usopp; the former, in particular, Ulti has been able to get the better of and subdue in a matter of seconds.
Despite her small frame, Ulti's physical strength is immense, even when she is not transformed into her dinosaur form. This is chiefly seen from the extreme offensive power of her headbutts, her signature style of attack. She can thrust her head forward with incredible force and unleash blows so powerful, they have been compared to the blast of a cannon. Even when only in her human form, Ulti was able to overpower Luffy, who has tremendous strength of his own, in a headbutting clash, creating a violent shockwave and sending Luffy flying back, though the latter emerged with little to no injury. It has been stated by Ulti herself and others that her headbutts can split or completely crush an enemy's skull. Against physically weaker foes like Nami and Usopp, Ulti's headbutts have indeed proven able to cause disabling injury and (in Usopp's case) crack a skull.
Even in human form, Ulti has immense durability, noted by Zeus to be extremely tough on the outside. She is able to bash her bare head against targets with extreme force, in succession, and remain unfazed (though her use of Busoshoku may aid her in this). It ultimately took a multitude of powerful lightning bolts piercing through and dealing internal damage to Ulti (including a super-concentrated fire-and-lightning beam created by Big Mom, as well as lightning guided by Zeus to engulf Ulti's entire body) to knock her out.
- Ul-Zugan (ウル
頭銃Uru Zugan?, Literally meaning "Ul Head Gun"): Ulti jumps into the air and rears her head back before covering her forehead in Busoshoku Haki and slamming it forward into her target's head. The force of this attack is so extreme that some of Ulti's crewmates were heard comparing it to a cannon shot, likely to pulverize the target's skull. The attack was first seen in use against Luffy, while Ulti was in her human form, and although it physically overpowered Luffy it did not cause him any notable injury. In the Viz translation and Funimation subtitles, the attack is called Ulti-Mortar.
Ulti ate the Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pachycephalosaurus, an Ancient Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows her to become a full pachycephalosaurus and a human-pachycephalosaurus hybrid at will. Ulti's crewmates consider her full Beast Form excessive force against most enemies, likely to wreak great collateral damage, and she only uses it against opponents she takes seriously.
When transformed, Ulti's already immense physical power increases; in her full Beast Form, she could immobilize Luffy by grabbing hold of the pirate's shoulders, despite his own incredible strength. Furthermore, as a dinosaur, Ulti is much tougher than regular Zoan users, swiftly recovering from Yamato's Raimei Hakke, which only briefly rendered her unconscious after a direct hit, and remaining conscious after a powerful bolt of lightning piercing her abdomen. Ulti's mobility, too, is enhanced, allowing her to disappear from sight and dart around extremely swiftly.
As the most notable aspect of her power, both in her Human-Beast form and Full Beast form (most so the latter), Ulti gains an extremely durable, super-thick skull plate that perfectly complements her signature headbutting attacks.
Ulti is very skilled in using Busoshoku Haki, being able to harden her forehead, which allows her to strengthen the force of her headbutts. She was capable of clashing against and overpowered Luffy, a powerful Busoshoku Haki user himself, in their initial encounter, despite Luffy's own use of Hardening.
Ulti can use Kenbunshoku Haki, having shown usage of it to sense Luffy's Haki and realize he was still alive after she had attacked him. Though Ulti was also able to sense Yamato coming toward her at one point, she could not avoid her surprise attack in time.
Ulti was born on the Grand Line 22 years ago. She and her brother Page One (two years after her) were born to an unknown male pirate who eventually died. Kaidou, who had been acquainted with their father, took the siblings in. Ulti eventually stole two Devil Fruits from Kaidou for herself and Page One to partake of, to make themselves into formidable fighting forces for Kaidou and thereby persevere in the Beasts Pirates, a crew in which only the strong survive. Eventually, the siblings both became Tobiroppo.
Wano Country Arc
Ulti and the other Tobiroppo arrived at Onigashima during the latest Fire Festival, with (seemingly) Kaidou having them brought to his castle. As they waited to meet with him, Queen tried to get them involved in the festivities, to Ulti's derision. Ulti questioned why Kaidou wanted to meet with them and asked if he was "dumb", making the other Tobiroppo react with sharp disapproval. When Kaidou then greeted the six in his castle, he gave them the mission of finding his "son" Yamato (much to Ulti's annoyance), saying he would let them battle one of the All-Stars for their post if they succeeded.
While searching for Yamato in the castle, Ulti tagged along with Page One, whom she forced to carry her when she grew tired of running. After causing him to tumble down some stairs, the pair encountered Monkey D. Luffy. When Luffy, in introducing himself, declared he was going to be Pirate King, Ulti angrily responded that Kaidou was the one to take that title, subsequently butting heads with the enemy. This brief clash saw Ulti sending her foe crashing into the floor, but she sensed how he was unharmed and so entered her Human-Beast Form. Luffy emerged from his crater, rushed toward the siblings, and before they could react Ulti grabbed by the horns to slam her down, before seemingly defeating Page One with an Elephant Gun. Ulti then grabbed Luffy's arms and prepared to headbutt him yet again in her full Beast Form, as Luffy prepared to activate Gear 4, but Yamato appeared suddenly and, before Ulti could properly react, struck her with her kanabo, knocking Ulti out.
In the time that Yamato ran away with Luffy, Page One tried to shake Ulti awake, and when she did wake up swiftly, she rudely told the surrounding doctors to lay off before hugging Page One and demanding affection. She then grew angry when Page One ran off to chase after Yamato and Luffy. After hearing that Luffy and Yamato went to the Performance Stage in front of the castle, Ulti headed there, intent on making Yamato pay for attacking her. Upon finding Yamato, she immediately went on the offensive using her morning star, which was blocked by Yamato's kanabo. Ulti expressed confused anger once Yamato declared the intention to become "Kozuki Oden", and they proceeded to further clash until Yamato got away.
As the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance was waging war on Onigashima, Ulti and Page One received a call from King informing the Tobiroppo that the challenge for an opportunity to fight the All-Stars was cancelled, and that they were to stop the enemy alliance from getting to the roof of the dome, where Kaidou was fighting the Nine Red Scabbards. Ulti and Page One thereafter attacked some samurai who attempted to stop the two from reaching Luffy. After Usopp, while hiding behind Nami, launched an attack on Page One, the two Tobiroppo chased after the two Straw Hats. Later, Ulti received another call from King, who ordered the Tobiroppo to go after Oden's son, Momonosuke, and kill him in order to break the enemy samurais' will to fight.
While fighting Nami and Usopp in her hybrid form, Ulti severely injured Usopp and Nami using headbutts, all the while the siblings easily dealt with Usopp's Pop Green attacks. After knocking Usopp out of commission with her Ul-Zugan, Ulti grabbed Nami and prepared to finish her off. Nami promised to leave Onigashima if Ulti spared her, and Ulti ordered her to say out loud that Luffy would never become Pirate King. However, Nami responded that Luffy would, and as Ulti prepared to kill her for it, Ulti was suddenly bitten by Komachiyo, a komainu ridden by Tama. Thereafter, Tama managed to escape with Nami and Usopp on the komainu while her accompanying baboon Hihimaru started engaging Ulti and Page One to keep them busy. Soon after, the siblings had defeated the baboon and broke through a castle wall to the outside, both as fully transformed dinosaurs, proceeding to search for the escaped Straw Hats.
Ulti and Page One soon found Nami and Usopp again. In resuming the chase, they reached the Right-Brain Tower where Sasaki was fighting Franky. Ulti, in her hybrid form, quickly jumped over to Nami and Usopp, who were still riding the komainu, and prepared to attack with a headbutt. Instead, Nami attacked Ulti with a surprise Thunder Lance Tempo, piercing Ulti from behind and causing her to fall to the ground. Burned but still conscious, Ulti angrily swore to get back at Nami.
Later, Ulti arrived just in time on the second floor of Kaidou's castle to witness the Emperor Big Mom knock out Page One with a punch, infuriating Ulti and shocking her subordinates. Ulti started dashing toward Big Mom angrily, with Nami unsuccessfully trying to spur Ulti and Big Mom on to fight. Ulti, in Human-Beast Form, sprang toward Komachiyo on which Nami and Usopp were riding, telling them not to get away. She used her Ul-Zugan to violently headbutt into the komainu, seriously injuring and putting him out of commission. When Tama cried for Ulti to stop hurting her animal friend, Ulti slapped the girl, enraging both Big Mom and consequently Nami, who hit her with a strong lightning bolt that launched Ulti back. Ulti, mentioning how Nami was finally committed to fighting, then dodged a follow-up Tornado Tempo before grabbing onto Nami's arms, eager to finally crush the woman's skull. Before she could do so, Big Mom used her special Homies—Napoleon, Prometheus, and Hera—to launch a powerful, concentrated beam of fire and lightning that struck Ulti, causing her to fall over unconscious.
Soon following this, Ulti once again regained consciousness, caught up to Usopp and Nami, and knocked the former down with a surprise headbutt. She then held up Tama by the neck, noting how it was the girl who was behind the Gifters betraying the Beasts Pirates, as well as Big Mom taking out Page One. Nami hit her using her "living" Clima-Tact morphed into a spiked club, which failed to even move Ulti. Usopp then briefly prevented the Tobiroppo from moving using his Midori Boshi: Sargasso, giving Nami the time to launch lightning at her. Though Ulti dodged it, the lightning bolt was actually animated by Zeus, homing in on and hitting the woman straight on regardless, once again knocking Ulti out as a result of the internal damage she suffered. Her defeat and Page One's were then, accidentally, announced in a voice broadcast by Bao Huang.
- Ulti and Page One vs. Monkey D. Luffy (interrupted by Yamato)
- Ulti vs. Yamato (Onigashima Live Floor)
- Ulti and Page One vs. Usopp and Nami (Round 1)
- Ulti and Page One vs. Usopp and Nami (Round 2)
- Ulti vs. Nami (interrupted by Charlotte Linlin)
- Ulti vs. Nami, Usopp, and Zeus
- Ulti's Vivre Card entry revealed design concepts for her, including designs with hats and a design with a long tongue.
- Ulti is likely named after the Hungarian card game of the same name, fitting with the card game-based naming scheme of the Shinuchi.
- Curiously, Ulti's name comprises half hiragana, half katakana, likely because the "-ti" sound does not naturally exist in modern Japanese (with hiragana being exclusive to words in the Japanese language).
- Her name also sounds similar to the initial portion of the word, "ultimate".
- In an artistic error, Ulti's mask is briefly missing and her mouth visible in the Magazine version of Chapter 1012, while she is attacking Big Mom. This error is fixed in Volume 100.
- In the 7th popularity poll, Ulti ranked 56th, making her the most popular Beasts Pirates member and most popular of the Tobiroppo.
- Ulti's current verbal "tic" arinsu is part of a sociolect called "arinsu-kotoba" (ありんす言葉?), associated with oiran of the Edo period. In the series, for example, it is also used by Kozuki Hiyori in her role as the oiran Komurasaki. However, Page One questioned whether Ulti can speak "arinsu-kotoba" properly after she used the construction ohisashiburinsu (お久しぶりんす?), a corruption of ohisashiburi ("long time no see"), with arinsu falsely added on.
- In the past, Ulti has had a number of different sentence-ending words that she made a habit of saying in order to come across as fancy. Before arinsu, she at some point used the following:
- The old and polite copula gonsu (ごんす?) for "to be" (a variant of gozarimasu similar to arinsu).
- The classical copula nari (ナリ?) for "to be" (equivalent to the modern Japanese dearu).
- The word hamahage (ハマハゲ?).
- The copula gowasu (ごわす?), a dialectical, very polite version of "to be".
- The word matcha (抹茶?), meaning "powdered green tea".
- The feminine desu wa yo (ですわよ?).
- The word potato (ポテト poteto?).
- The word dattebayo (だってばよ?), which references the same catchphrase used by the character Naruto Uzumaki from the Naruto franchise, usually rendered as "Believe It!" in English.
- The copula zamasu (ザマス?) for "to be" (associated with upper-class women during the Edo period, and which is also heard prominently from, for instance, the character Giolla).
- The word aruyo (アルよ?), meaning "so it is".
- The word pachycephalo (パキケファロ pakikefaro?) as a play on Ulti's Devil Fruit.
- The childish, cute-sounding nanora (なのら?).
- The ti (ティ?) part of Ulti's name.
- The word roppo (六胞 roppō?), derived from Tobiroppo.
- And Ulti's supposedly "worst" sentence-ending word ever: dragon (ドラゴン doragon?), perhaps a reference to Ulti having a model of the Ryu Ryu no Mi Devil Fruit.
- Ulti's favorite food is tornado potatoes.
- Ulti is the only member of the Tobiroppo who has not been shown to have a tattoo.