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Ulti[3] is one of the Tobiroppo, the strongest six Shinuchi of the Beasts Pirates.[4]

Due to her actions and role, she is a supporting antagonist in the Wano Country Arc.

Appearance

Ulti is a young woman of middling height,[2] with a light complexion. Her hair reaches near her mid-back and forms rounded locks mainly blue in coloration, but with thin, light-pink streaks running through (plus a single white one over her left eye). Blunt bangs fall on her forehead, split on 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 light-pink mask with a scalloped edge, trimmed with a white stripe;[4][5] Ulti keeps this mask even when she assumes her pachycephalosaurus form.[6]

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 (while black on the inside), which goes to near the ground, and her footwear are dark high heels.[4][5][7]

Personality

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 Kaido, 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 Kaido, expressing loud, girly glee during their reunion.[4][5]

In battle, Ulti is similarly aggressive, quick to attack anyone she deems an enemy. Still, she remains a quick decision-maker and keeps her guard up continuously, shown when she attacked and seemingly crushed Monkey D. Luffy in their first clash. Rather than gloating and letting down her guard like the grunts around her, she instead kept track of him using Haki, quickly transforming and readying for further combat upon sensing Luffy's own Haki.[8]

Having a somewhat vengeful streak, Ulti tends to be extremely angered by and swear to get payback for enemies hurting either her[9][10][11][12][13] or her brother, Page One.[14]

In her speech, Ulti follows certain "trends" to come across as fancy. Prior to her debut, she liked ending her sentences with "gonsu" (ごんす?), an archaic, polite copula (and variant of "gozarimasu") meaning "to be".[15] Since her debut, Ulti has taken to ending sentences with "arinsu" (ありんす?)—another old, polite expression that means the same, associated with oiran—and uses the first-person pronoun "achiki" (あちき?), likewise associated with oiran. According to Page One, said verbal habits (which are 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, the woman slips into a vulgar, bratty tone and uses the more neutral pronoun "watashi" (?), showing how superficial her mature manner of talking is.[4][5][16]

Relationships

Crew

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.[4][17] Also, in particular, Ulti does not seem fond of the All-Star Queen and his performative conduct.[4]

Page One

Ulti and Page One's "sibling" relationship.

It is unknown whether Ulti and Page One are related by blood or not, but either one seems to acknowledge the other as their sibling. Page One specifically refers to Ulti as "elder sister" (姉貴 aneki?, VIZ: "sis"),[18] her being two years older than him.[2]

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.[4][19][20][21][17][22]

Overall, Ulti seems more overtly attached to Page One than the other way around, much to his annoyance.[4][19] She chased him during their search for Yamato, even latching onto and forcing him to give her a piggyback ride.[19] 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,[21][23][13] and Ulti likewise gets extremely angry if someone hurts her brother.[14]

Kaido

Seemingly on good terms with Kaido, Ulti, in her manner of speaking to him, is affectionate yet almost brazenly casual, to Page One's dismay (though still addressing Kaido with the honorific "-sama"). Further, Ulti does not seem to fear Kaido and has no qualms about insulting him, calling his apparent summoning of the Tobiroppo "dumb" for what she deemed "another family problem", even to Kaido's own face, which Kaido seemed unfazed by.[4][5] Yet, despite this lack of formal respect, Ulti holds Kaido in high enough regard to believe that he will become Pirate King, getting offended by Luffy declaring that he would gain said title.[24]

Enemies

Yamato

Despite Yamato being Kaido's daughter, Ulti does not think too highly of her and has expressed annoyance at Kaido's repeating "family problems" involving Yamato.[4] 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 Kaido's child.[9][10] Upon finding Yamato on the Live Floor, a vexed Ulti immediately went ahead with attacking and fighting her.[11][25]

Monkey D. Luffy

Ulti first met Monkey D. Luffy by accident, while the latter was attempting to infiltrate Kaido'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 Kaido is deserving of the title, which was what sparked their fight.[24] Ulti also humorously blamed Luffy for her own mistreatment of Page One that preceded their initial encounter,[26] though when her brother was attacked by the Straw Hat captain for real, she quickly grew outraged.[20] 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,[27] attempting a second assault on him with Page One, and later redirected said grudge toward two other Straw Hats, Nami and Usopp.[14][28]

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.[20] 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.[29]

Nami

Ulti has developed a strong hatred for Nami, initially for believing that she had assaulted her brother Page One at the Live Stage (which Usopp had tricked Ulti into believing, as he had launched the attack in question).[14] 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,[28] Ulti grew outright murderous towards Nami and started targeting her, swearing that she would crush the navigator's skull.[12]

Nami, on the other hand, fears Ulti due to knowing that she cannot 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.[28]

Abilities and Powers

Being among the Tobiroppo, Ulti holds great authority in the Beast Pirates, only Kaido and the All-Stars ranking above her.[4][30]

As one of the strongest six Shinuchi, Ulti is a highly capable combatant despite of her young age, enough so to pose a threat to Luffy—a 1.5-billion-bounty pirate of the Worst Generation—and have him both remark on her great power and consider using Gear Fourth when she held him down.[31] Together with Page One, Ulti was able to effortlessly defeat Nami and Usopp.[32]

Physical Abilities

Ulti butting heads with Luffy in her human form.

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.[33]

It has been stated by Ulti herself and others, that her headbutts can split or completely crush an enemy's skull.[33][34] 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.[35]

Ulti has also proven herself highly durable, given how 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).[33]

Attacks

  • Ul-Zugan (ウル頭銃ズガン 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. It was first seen in use against Luffy, and although it physically overpowered him, it did not cause him any notable injury. In the VIZ translation, the attack is called Ulti-Mortar.[33]

Devil Fruit

Further information: Ryu Ryu no Mi, Model: Pachycephalosaurus

Ulti in her pachycephalosaurus hybrid form.

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.[20]

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,[36][9] and remaining conscious after a powerful bolt of lightning piercing her abdomen.[34]

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.[37]

Weapons

Ulti's morning star.

Ulti wields a sharp-spiked, morning star-like club, which she used to clash with the kanabo-wielding Yamato.[11][25]

Haki

Further information: Haki

Busoshoku Haki

Ulti utilizes Busoshoku Haki to strengthen her headbutts. While applying Hardening to her forehead, she was able to overpower Luffy in a clash of headbutts despite the latter's own use of Hardening.[33]

Kenbunshoku Haki

Ulti has shown usage of Kenbunshoku Haki, able to sense Luffy's Haki and realize he was still alive after she had attacked him. She was also able to sense Yamato coming toward her, but could not avoid her attack in time.[38]

History

Wano Country Arc

The Tobiroppo gathered together on Onigashima.

Ulti and the other Tobiroppo arrived at Onigashima during the latest Fire Festival. Kaido had them brought to his castle,[1] and, as they waited to meet with him, Queen tried to get them involved in the festivities, to Ulti's derision. Ulti questioned why Kaido wanted to meet with them and asked if he was "dumb", causing the other Tobiroppo to react with sharp disapproval.[4] When Kaido then greeted the six in his castle, he gave them the mission of finding his "son" Yamato, saying he would let them battle one of the All-Stars for their post if they succeeded.[5]

While searching for Yamato inside 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.[19] When Luffy, in introducing himself, declared he was going to become Pirate King, Ulti angrily responded that Kaido 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 that he was unharmed and so transformed into her Human-Beast Form. Luffy emerged from his crater, rushed toward the siblings, and before they could react grabbed Ulti 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 Fourth, but Yamato appeared suddenly and, before Ulti could properly react, struck her with her kanabo, knocking Ulti out.[39]

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.[21] 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.[10] 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",[11] and they proceeded to further clash[25] 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 Kaido was fighting the Nine Red Scabbards.[17] 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.[22] Later, Ulti received another call from King, who ordered the Tobiroppo to go after Kozuki Oden's son, Momonosuke, and kill him in order to break the enemy samurais' will to fight.[40]

Ulti cracks Usopp's skull with a headbutt in her hybrid form.

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 a komainu, ridden by Tama.[32] 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.[41] 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.[12][42]

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.[43]

Major Battles

Trivia

  • 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).
  • Ulti's 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.[44] 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.[5]
  • Ulti's favorite food is tornado potatoes.[2]
  • Ulti is the only member of the Tobiroppo not confirmed to have a body tattoo.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 977 (p. 16-17), Ulti first appears with the other Tobiroppo.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 (p. 154), The ages, heights and favorite foods of the Tobiroppo are revealed.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 982 (p. 16), Ulti's name is romanized.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 978 (p. 15-17), Ulti is formally introduced along with the other Tobiroppo members.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 979 (p. 10-11, 14-15).
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 11, 14).
  7. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1006, Ulti's manga color scheme is revealed on the color spread.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 9-12).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 984 (p. 3).
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 986 (p. 10).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 987 (p. 9-10).
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 One Piece Manga — Chapter 998 (p. 16-17).
  13. 13.0 13.1 One Piece Manga — Chapter 1004 (p. 12).
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 991 (p. 6).
  15. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 (p. 66), Ulti's verbal habits are touched on.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 982 (p. 16), Ulti's first-person pronouns.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 990 (p. 8).
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 978 (p. 16), Page One refers to Ulti as "elder sister".
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 982 (p. 16-17).
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 14), Ulti transforms into her full Beast Form to get back at Luffy for hurting Page One.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 984 (p. 2-3).
  22. 22.0 22.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 991 (p. 4-6).
  23. One Piece Manga — Chapter 995 (p. 13).
  24. 24.0 24.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 9), Ulti declares that none other than Kaido is going to become Pirate King.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 988 (p. 11).
  26. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 8), Ulti yells at Luffy, blaming him for her own mistreatment of her brother.
  27. One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 991 (p. 4).
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 One Piece Manga — Chapter 995 (p. 15-17), Ulti confronts Nami for Luffy's prior declaration that he would become Pirate King.
  29. One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 987 (p. 10).
  30. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 979 (p. 12-13, 15).
  31. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 9-15), Ulti fights Luffy.
  32. 32.0 32.1 One Piece Manga — Chapter 995 (p. 13-17).
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 9-10), Ulti and Luffy butt heads.
  34. 34.0 34.1 One Piece Manga — Chapter 1004 (p. 11).
  35. One Piece Manga — Chapter 995 (p. 14-15).
  36. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 15-16).
  37. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 14-15).
  38. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 11-12, 15), Ulti senses Luffy through his Haki, and later Yamato.
  39. One Piece Manga — Vol. 97 Chapter 983 (p. 8-16).
  40. One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 Chapter 993 (p. 10).
  41. One Piece Manga — Chapter 996 (p. 2-3).
  42. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1003 (p. 16).
  43. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1004 (p. 10-12).
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 92 Chapter 928 (p. 8-16) and Episode 921, Komurasaki appears.

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