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The Underworld is the whole system of connections, smuggling, and shady dealings which eludes the World Government's control. It is mainly set in the New World.[2]


As per Trafalgar Law's account, the Underworld could be compared to a crime syndicate of tremendous scale,[2] essentially gathering the most influential figures of the world (such as the Four Emperors,[3] Seven Warlords of the Sea,[4] World Nobles,[5] and Super Rookies[6]), though any individual partaking in its activities usually acts autonomously and for their own benefit. Although it is mainly active in the New World, it may also exist in other regions, like North Blue and West Blue.[7][8]

Above all, the Underworld is based on a principle of absolute secrecy, and all connections are shrouded in mystery.[2] Ironically, this is mostly so as to avoid to catch the Marines' attention, since some agreements are sometimes common knowledge around the Underworld.[9][10] Furthermore, to ensure the anonimity of the different participants, it is customary to take an alias on.[11][12]


Due to the Underworld being highly secretive, it allows the existence of illegal, or morally reprehensible activities, such as slave trading, weapons smuggling and goods dealing. It is also very active regarding mercenaryism and hitmen for hire.


Further information: Broker
Selling Type Supplier / Producer Seller Purchaser Good Sold Price Marketplace
Slaves Kidnappers Disco World Nobles Boa Hancock; Boa Sandersonia; Boa Marigold (auction)

Human Auctioning House

Illegal Goods - - Baroque Works Dance Powder - -
Rare Goods - - Franky Family Adam Wood Beli.png 200,000,000 St. Poplar
Slaves Kidnappers Disco (under Joker) World Nobles; Various Nobles Slaves (auction) Human Auctioning House
- - Rosward Devil Dias - -
- Disco A Noble Byron Beli.png 600,000 (auction) Human Auctioning House
- Disco A Noble Pascia Beli.png 7,200,000 (auction) Human Auctioning House
Hound Pets Disco Charlos Camie Beli.png 500,000,000 (auction) Human Auctioning House
Rare Goods Caesar Clown;[13] Joker[14] Joker






- Dressrosa


Illegal Weapons Caesar Clown


Caesar Clown


Two peaceful countries[16] Shinokuni - Punk Hazard (via broadcast)[6]
Devil Fruit - Diez Barrels Marines Ope Ope no Mi Beli.png 5,000,000,000 Ghost Town of Minion Island
Orphans - Carmel World Government John Giant - Sheep's House



The most influential man in the Underworld was previously said to be Donquixote Doflamingo under the alias Joker.[2] However, with the dismantling of his criminal enterprises by Monkey D. Luffy and Trafalgar D. Water Law and his arrest by the Marines, his connections to the Underworld have been permanently severed.[17] Other important figures are the Emperors of the Underworld (裏社会の帝王達 Urashakai no Teiō-tachi?), who are often the leaders in their specific activities.[18][19]

Doflamingo brokering between CP0 and Orochi.

CP0 is shown to have a history in the Underworld, having been previously involved in deals with child traffickers such as Mother Carmel in the past. She provided strong children to the World Government and even planned to sell Charlotte Linlin with CP0 acting as a go between before her disappearance and death.[12] Additionally, Stussy, one of the Underworld Emperors known as the Queen of the Pleasure District, is actually a deep cover CP0 agent which presumably allows CP0 to both monitor and give it some control over it as Stussy was able to convince fellow Emperor and media tycoon Morgans to publicly frame Du Feld for the theft of the Tamatebako with a falsified story so she could obtain it.[20] Another CP0 agent known to be involved in broker affairs, at least as an observer, is Rob Lucci.

Wano Country is known for having its own internal Underworld scene, which is ruled by entities known as the Yakuza.

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Stussy * Drug Peclo Morgans Giberson Umit
Du Feld ?
Tamago Rob Lucci Pekoms ? Diez Barrels  Carmel 
(Mountain Witch)
Donquixote Doflamingo 
World Nobles Kaidou ? Charlotte Linlin ? Crocodile  Franky 
????? ????? Breed  Gild Tesoro 
Buggy's Delivery Germa 66 Rock ? Scotch ? Bobby Funk ?
Kelly Funk ? Suleiman 
Intermediate Providers
Caesar Clown Ibusu Duval  Disco  Nepenta 
Fire Tank Pirates
Kyoshiro Kuni Kaku Suke Hyogoro
Tsunagoro Cho Omasa Yatappe Kurokoma ?
Ashura Doji  
Other Affiliations
Eustass Kid Killer Jack Vergo  Donquixote Rosinante 
Trafalgar D.
Water Law 
Organ Dealing Assassination Group  ?
Jigra  Gum 150 Opera Wolf
????? 95 Henchmen

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Carmel dealing with CP0.

Over a century ago, Carmel, otherwise known as the "Mountain Witch", started an orphan trading business. Every two years, she would sell her best "products" to the World Government, who would enter the ranks of either of the Marines or of the Cipher Pol groups.[12] 100 years ago, she made up an act with the World Government in order to be regarded as a Holy Mother, win the Giants' trust and enter Elbaf. This was all done in order to trade John Giant over to the Marines. Then, 63 years ago, as she was still living in Elbaf and running the Sheep's House, she encountered a young Charlotte Linlin and wanted to sell her as well to the Marines, considering her as her "best product ever" and contacted the CP0 in this objective.[21][12].

At least 24 years ago, pirates halting at Fish-Man Island would endlessly kidnap merfolk and fish-men to sell them as slaves.

Bege in conflict with a rival mafia.

At some point in the past, West Blue fell under the control of the Five Families of the West, one of which was led by Capone Bege. Bege had the habit of targeting the leaders of rival families in order to leave their organizations in disarray due to power struggles, as a way of amusing himself. Once Bege got bored of the gangster lifestyle, he set out to sea and started employing similar tactics to rival pirate captains, becoming infamous enough to earn a place in the Worst Generation.

Several years ago, Boa Hancock, Boa Sandersonia, and Boa Marigold from Amazon Lily were sold as slaves to the Celestial Dragons.

The infamous Germa 66, an army of mercenaries, was created by Vinsmoke Judge after he discovered a cloning science.

The Sabaody Archipelago also had a tradition of slave trading, notably in the Human Auction House situated on Grove 1 and owned by the previous most influential man in the Underworld, Joker. Several years ago, Doflamingo was acknowledged as the principal figure of the Underworld, and made use of his country, Dressrosa, as a smuggling platform for his purchasers. 4 years ago, Caesar Clown became his subordinate after escaping from the World Government's grasp. Joker had Caesar Clown produce SAD, that would be used in a factory on Dressrosa to cultivate artificial Devil Fruits, which would in turn be sold to the Emperor Kaidou.

Caesar was also contacted by the Emperor Big Mom, who paid him to research gigantification on the island of Punk Hazard.

The Franky Family also often sold the valuables procured from ship dismantling on the black market.

5 years ago, Crocodile purchased Dance Powder via smuggling and had his ship, the Full, use it as a part of his plan to get his hands on the Arabasta Kingdom.

Arabasta Saga

Arabasta Arc

The Warlord Crocodile made use of Dance Powder to provoke a terrible drought for the Arabasta Kingdom that led to a civil war that would allow him to get his hands on the country. When he and his criminal organization were ultimately defeated by the Straw Hat Pirates, his plan was uncovered and he was dismissed from the Shichibukai.

Water 7 Saga

Water 7 Arc

Using the Beli.png200,000,000 stolen from the Straw Hats, Franky bought the rare Adam Wood in the St. Poplar's Black Market.[22]

Summit War Saga

Sabaody Archipelago Arc

Upon visiting the Sabaody Archipelago, the Straw Hat Pirates were confronted to the discrimination against fish-men and to the slave trading tradition of the archipelago. In fact, their mermaid friend Camie ended up being captured and sold in the Human Auction House to a World Noble, Saint Charlos.

Amazon Lily Arc

After befriending Monkey D. Luffy, Boa Hancock revealed to him that she once was a slave of the Celestial Dragons, as proved by her Hoof of the Soaring Dragon mark.

During the Timeskip

Using his Warlord of the Sea status, Buggy founded the Buggy's Delivery (mercenaries to hire) and gained influence in the Underworld.

Dressrosa Saga

Punk Hazard Arc

During Caesar Clown's broadcast for the selling of Shinokuni, the Straw Hat Pirates, Trafalgar Law, and Smoker's G-5 unit defeated him in order to deprive Doflamingo of his supplier of SAD, the main ingredient in the SMILEs production. Several major figures in the underworld, some hailing from the Kid Pirates, Big Mom Pirates, and the Beasts Pirates, witnessed Caesar Clown unleashing the deadly weapon on his own subordinates as a means of showing off its destructive potential, but when the scheme failed, his prospective buyers were left in disorder.

The defeat and kidnapping of the scientist caused a riot in the underworld and characters such as the Emperor Big Mom and Jack were informed about it. Later, Law blackmailed Doflamingo into resigning from his Warlord position in exchange for Caesar's return and not become a target of Kaidou's fury. However, Doflamingo was able to deceive Law with false news.

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

Caesar Retrieval Arc

The pirate, Breed, attempted to kidnap Caesar from the Straw Hat Pirates in order to produce his own SMILEs and build up a Zoan army. He was defeated by a combo attack of Luffy and the Kung-Fu Dugong, captain of the Sea Animal Pirates.

Concludes non-canon section.

Dressrosa Arc

A lot of Underworld personalities (to name a few: the Funk Brothers Bobby and Kelly, Suleiman, Hajrudin) gathered in Dressrosa and competed in the Corrida Colosseum in order to win the Mera Mera no Mi. Don Chinjao, Sai, and Boo of the Happo Navy also took part in the tournament in order to investigate Doflamingo's weapons smuggling operation, which was supporting a nation in its war with the Kano Country.[23]

They finally discovered that the weapons were traded beneath the country, in the Underground Trade Port, to various customers over the world. In this port was also situated the SMILEs Factory, that produced SMILEs which would in turn be sold to the Emperor Kaidou. However, the factory was later destroyed by Franky and the Tontatta Tribe, ruining their business.

Some gladiators hailing from the Underworld then assisted the Straw-Heart Alliance to take Doflamingo, the master of the island, and his crew down after the country's dark truth was revealed.

Upon Joker's defeat at Luffy's hands, all of his buyers were negatively impacted, and amongst them the Beasts Pirates in particular. Additionally, Doflamingo's defeat and subsequent arrest left a massive power vacuum in the Underworld that caused many parties such as Buggy and the Pirate Dispatch Alliance scrambling to make a bid for power. Doflamingo himself stated that a global scale war between all the major powers in the world, among which are the Revolutionary Army, Four Emperors, Marines, Seven Warlords of the Sea, and the Worst Generation was inevitable.[24] In the meantime, the Revolutionary Army also gained many victories around the world due to how many countries were involved in arms dealing with Doflamingo.

Hajrudin also left Buggy's Delivery in order to join the Straw Hat Grand Fleet along another Underworld mercenary, Suleiman. On the orders of Kaidou, Jack attempted to retrieve Joker from the Marines, but failed after clashing with Sengoku and Issho and sinking two Marine battleships.

Whole Cake Island Saga

Zou Arc

Upon arriving at Zou, the Straw Hats learned that Sanji had been kidnapped by Capone Bege on the orders of the Emperor Big Mom while they still were at Dressrosa. Indeed, the captain of the Big Mom Pirates had planned, together with Sanji's father to wed Sanji to one of her daughters, Charlotte Pudding, so as to seal the alliance she was seeking to form between the Charlotte and Vinsmoke houses.[25][26]

When meeting up with Pekoms, the Straw Hats learned that Sanji's family is a family of killers, and that its patriarch is a very influential man throughout the Underworld, capable of influencing the Marines' bounty system.[27] The mink also told them about the Germa 66, the mythical evil army led by the Vinsmokes and operating as mercenaries.[28]

As the Sanji Retrieval Team then set off to Totto Land to retrieve Sanji from his political wedding, Kaidou learned of Jack's failure and was terribly mad at Luffy and Law upon realizing he could no longer obtain artificial Devil Fruits.[29]

Whole Cake Island Arc

Three days prior to their brother's wedding, Vinsmoke Ichiji and Niji led a regiment of Germa 66 in order to stop Broc Coli Island's civil war, that had been ongoing for two years. After successfully doing so in less than four hours, they departed for Whole Cake Island where the wedding ceremony was to be held.[30]

In the meantime, the Germa Kingdom had begun to assemble at Whole Cake Island so as to attend the wedding between Sanji and Pudding.[31] However, unbeknownst to Judge, Big Mom had actually planned to slaughter the whole Vinsmoke Family during the ceremony, so that she could obtain the mighty Germa 66 for herself.[32][33]

In parallel, Family of the West leader Capone Bege, who had previously aligned himself with the Big Mom Pirates, plotted to take Big Mom's head during the tea party.[34] Availing of being in charge of the event's security, he allied himself with the Straw Hat Pirates and planned to poison the Emperor after having destroyed the picture of Mother Carmel.[35]

On the day of the wedding, the Emperors of the Underworld, who had been invited by Big Mom, showed up on the island and were greeted by Charlotte Perospero, who took them to the wedding venue atop Whole Cake Chateau.[36] As the tea party began, they showed interest in the Tamatebako, and proceeded to offer Big Mom the presents they had brought for her.[37] They then enjoyed themselves in the party, until Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates trespassed into the event.[38] After some of them witnessed Jinbe leaving the Big Mom Pirates, Big Mom unleashed a powerful scream, forcing them to rely on earplugs.

As chaos ensued, Du Feld seized this opportunity to try and rob the Tamatebako. However, Big Mom's powerful scream projected the chest on the edge of the Whole Cake Chateau.[39] Du Feld then tried to reach it again, but he was discovered by Stussy, who shot him and revealed herself to be an undercover agent from CP0. She knew that Morgans was eavesdropping, and demanded of him to report to the world that it was Du Feld who stole the Tamatebako. However, the prized treasure chest suddenly fell to the base of the Chateau, exploding and causing it to topple over.[40]

As the Whole Cake Chateau was about to fall over, Stussy used Geppo in order to get out of harm's way, while Morgans tried to escape as well as he could.[41] Both of them were later discussing with Charlotte Mont-d'Or and Tamago, and Stussy revealed to them that it was the Tamatebako that had caused the Chateau to collapse.[42] Stussy and Morgans later snuck away from Whole Cake Island. While riding in a balloon, Morgans shared with Stussy his belief that the next Pirate King would be born from the Worst Generation.[43]



  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 12 Chapter 103 (p. 8) and Episode 62, Mr. 9 and Miss Wednesday make their debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 698 (p. 14) and Episode 624, Trafalgar Law explains the Underworld to the Straw Hats.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 698 (p. 15) and Episode 624, Kaidou is revealed to have been partaking in Underworld dealings.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 (p. 6) and Episode 398, Doflamingo is the actual owner of the Human Auctioning House.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 496 and Episode 390, The Celestial Dragons are shown to have slaves.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 674 (p. 16-17) and Episode 600, Eustass Kid watches Caesar Clown's broadcast.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 765 (p. 12-15) and Episode 704, Diez Barrels sells the Ope Ope no Mi to the Marines on Rubeck Island.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 857 (p. 10) and Episode 826, The Five Families of the West are introduced.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 (p. 10) and Episode 736, Kid and his allies know about Doflamingo's connection with Kaidou.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 860 (p. 7-8) and Episode 830, Giberson states that the whole Underworld already knows about the wedding.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 (p. 19) and Episode 599, Doflamingo is revealed to be Joker.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 867 (p. 11-15) and Episode 837, Carmel is revealed to be an orphan seller under the alias of "Mountain Witch".
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 682 (p. 9) and Episode 608, Doflamingo reveals Caesar to be "the only one in the world who knows how to produce SAD".
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 17) and Episode 626.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 698 (p. 17) and Episode 627, Law reveals the location of the SMILE Factory.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 691 (p. 11) and Episode 617, Caesar reveals two peaceful countries are interested in Shinokuni.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 (p. 7-8) and Episode 736, The consequences of the dismantling of Joker's criminal enterprises are explained by his customers.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 857 (p. 9) and Episode 826.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 860 (p. 8-9) and Episode 830.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 871 (p. 7-8) and Episode 841.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 866 (p. 6-7) and Episode 836.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 431 (p. 12) and Episode 313, Franky talks about the
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 726 (p. 7) and Episode 658.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 and Episode 746, Doflamingo speaks of the inevitable war in his jail cell.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 and Episodes 762763, Bege tells Sanji about his political wedding.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 813 and Episodes 763764, Bege leaves Zou with Sanji in tow.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 814 (p. 17) and Episode 765, Pekoms tells the Straw Hats about the Vinsmoke family and Sanji's father.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 2) and Episode 765, More info on Vinsmoke family is given.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 824 (p. 10-11) and Episode 779.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 828 (p. 14-17) and Episode 788, Germa 66 ends the war on Broc Coli Island.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 832 and Episode 793, The Germa Kingdom assembles.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 850 (p. 14-17) and Episode 817, Charlotte Pudding reveals her mother's hidden agenda.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 854 and Episode 822, Big Mom and Pudding review the plan to assassinate the Vinsmokes.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 85 Chapter 857 and Episodes 826827, Jinbe reveals Bege's plot.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 859 and Episodes 828829, The Firetank and Straw Hat Pirates ally themselves.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 860 and Episode 830, The guests arrive for the tea party.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 861 and Episode 831, The guests offer their presents.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 862 and Episode 832, Luffy enters the wedding venue.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 869 and Episode 839, Du Feld tries to steal the Tamatebako.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 871 and Episodes 841842, The Emperors of the Underworld quarrel for the Tamatebako.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 872 and Episodes 842843, Stussy and Morgans escape from the collapsing Chateau.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 89 Chapter 891 and Episode 865, Stussy reveals the cause of the Chateau's collapse.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 901 and Episode 876.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 699 (p. 7-9) and Episode 625.

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