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Urouge,[6] nicknamed the Mad Monk, is a pirate hailing from a sky island and captain of the Fallen Monk Pirates.[1] He is one of twelve pirates referred to as the "Worst Generation",[7] and prior to the two-year timeskip had a bounty of Beli.png108,000,000.[1]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Urouge is abundant in both height and width. His face somewhat resembles a smiling totem mask as he is nearly always seen grinning, even when he is unhappy; the only moments he is not seen smiling was when he was approaching Raijin Island, when he was confounded by the island spewing lightning nonstop, and again when he gives final benedictions to Kaido's jumping off a sky island. Apart from his smile, he also has what appears to be a stitched-up scar vertically descending over, and falling short just above his left eye. On his chin he has a prominent, jet-black, and scruffy beard that extends upwards to the sides of his jaw and then converges with his equally-dark side-burns. He seems to sport the short and clean-cut sort of hairstyle generally sported by monks. He also has black tattoos going down his shoulders that somewhat resemble fire.

He dresses in similar robes to Divine Soldiers underneath the khaki robes he wears (which is also worn by the rest of his crew), which includes the white full-bodied garment with severed sleeves, that exposes tattoos patterned like flames on both biceps. He wears a pair of gold earrings, black gloves and a rather large red bead necklace. He also has a pair of large wings growing out from the middle of his back.[1]

As a child, Urouge is shown with the hairstyle and wings of the Skypieans', but as an adult, his wings are more like the Birka natives.[8]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main Series[edit | edit source]

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Urouge as a child.
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Urouge in the manga before the timeskip.
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Urouge in the manga after the timeskip.

Video Games[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

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Urouge's concept art from the anime.
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Oda's depiction of Urouge as a female.
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Oda's depiction of Urouge as a cute person.
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Urouge on the cover of the disc One Piece Nippon Judan! 47 Cruise CD.
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Urouge's wanted poster as seen in One Piece: Stampede.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Urouge's most prominent personality trait is that he is almost always smiling. Even when defeated or when believing himself to be near death he will still have a smile on his face, such as when he was he was heavily wounded by a Pacifista. The only times he has not been seen smiling are when his crew approached Raijin Island and when he prayed for Kaido.

From what has been shown of Urouge so far he can be considered a brave man, as he was not afraid of fighting people with higher bounties than him, such as Killer. However, it is possible that he did not know his bounty or he knew that Killer had a high bounty because he notoriously attacks civilians. In spite of this though, he quit the battle when X Drake jumped in to halt the fight. Despite being brave he is not blind to danger either, for when he faced a Pacifista (who he believed was the real Kuma) and Kizaru at the same time, he frustratingly wondered if that was his end. However, even when facing death, he could still laugh at what he believed was a joke, made by Basil Hawkins, about his fate.

Urouge seems to be respectful toward people's plights, as he did not stop Kaido when the Emperor attempted to commit suicide and instead prayed.[9]

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

As one of the Worst Generation, Urouge is a powerful pirate, having managed to traverse and survive the dangers of the Grand Line.

Physical Abilities[edit | edit source]

Befitting his physique, Urouge has enormous strength, able to wield a large and heavy pillar as a makeshift mace, despite his size, he is deceptively fast with extremely sharp reflexes, able to keep up with Killer's tremendous agility and also hold his own against his fellow Supernova who has a significantly higher bounty in a fight before having their fight interrupted by X Drake.

After the timeskip, Urouge was strong enough to defeat Snack, one of Big Mom's Four Sweet Commanders with a bounty of Beli.png600,000,000 and one of the strongest members of the Emperor's crew, although he was later defeated by Charlotte Cracker, another Sweet Commander in the Big Mom Pirates.[10] However despite his defeat, Urouge managed to survive and retreat.

Devil Fruit[edit | edit source]

Urouge increasing his muscle mass.

Urouge ate a Devil Fruit that allows him to convert some damage inflicted onto him into strength, which results in expanding muscles and body size.[11] Using this ability he was able to exceed a Pacifista's body size[12] and actually damage it with punches, although he was still vulnerable to its lasers and a kick from Admiral Kizaru.[13]

Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • Inga Zarashi (因果晒し Inga Zarashi?, literally meaning "Karma Exposure"): After transforming to his gigantic, muscular size, Urouge punches his target multiple times with immense force. This was first seen used against a Pacifista.[14] This is called Karmic Punishment in the Viz Manga, Retribution in the Funimation dub and Karma Exposure in the FUNimation subs.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Urouge's choice of weapon appears to be a large piece of a pillar with a hexagonal base which he uses as a makeshift mace to pummel opponents. When not in use, it is mostly seen being carried on his shoulder.

History[edit | edit source]

Summit War Saga[edit | edit source]

Sabaody Archipelago Arc[edit | edit source]

Urouge wielding his pillar weapon.

On Sabaody Archipelago, Urouge had a brief brawl with Killer of the Kid Pirates. Both were stopped by the former-marine-turned-pirate X Drake before either could do further damage.[1]

Urouge was later told by his crew that a World Noble was coming their way. Though he referred to the nobles as "nasty little things," he consented along with the other pirates and civilians to lower themselves to their knees to avoid any trouble. He respected Roronoa Zoro for standing up and almost trying to kill one of them, while he himself preferred to "sit it off". He also pondered the strength of the Straw Hat Pirates' Captain, to have such an incredible person as Zoro with such a high bounty serve under him.[15]

When reading of Portgas D. Ace's planned execution, Urouge did not lose his eternal smile but seemed disturbed.[16] When the news of Monkey D. Luffy attacking a World Noble spread, he called the Straw Hats "troublesome" but seemed impressed by their actions.[17]

Urouge fighting off a Pacifista.

He tried to sneak off to avoid confronting Admiral Kizaru but was attacked by a Pacifista. His strength seemed to prove no match for the cyborg and was thrown into the fight between Kizaru and Basil Hawkins. Upon noticing the Admiral, he began to panic but Hawkins assured him that he did not see death in Urouge's future. Drake then rushed in to help him, knocking the Pacifista back with a strong kick. Using his devil fruit abilities, Urouge's muscle mass expanded, growing large enough to match the Pacifista in height and muscle mass.[18]

He began to fight back. With his new strength he was able to land powerful blows to the Pacifista causing it enough damage to hold it off. However, just as he began to gain the upper hand it shot a laser beam through his shoulder. With him down, the Pacifista turned its attention towards X Drake to fight. As Urouge rose to get his second wind, Kizaru attacked him from behind, kicking him at the speed of light through three buildings.[19] Urouge was knocked out cold from this attack, severely wounded and bloodied.[20] He was able to escape from the Admiral due to the Straw Hats distracting Kizaru.[21]

Marineford Arc[edit | edit source]

Urouge watched Ace's execution televised at Sabaody Archipelago, meaning that he managed to escape capture by the Marines.[22]

Post-War Arc[edit | edit source]

Urouge in the New World.

During the aftermath of the war, Urouge commented about Blackbeard.[23]

After the war at Marineford, he and his crew went to the New World. They followed their Log Pose to a dark and stormy island that was spewing lightning, with no way to have a ship docking there. A small boat approached his ship and an old woman appeared and offered the Fallen Monk Pirates some umbrellas.[24]

During the Timeskip[edit | edit source]

Sometime during the two-year timeskip, Urouge and his crew wandered into Big Mom's territory. Even though Urouge defeated one of the former Four Sweet Commanders named Charlotte Snack, he was later sought after by Charlotte Cracker while Big Mom called a storm in a fit of rage. Urouge was swiftly defeated by Cracker and forced to flee like the other members of the Worst Generation.[10]

Dressrosa Saga[edit | edit source]

Dressrosa Arc[edit | edit source]

Urouge witnesses Kaido's suicide attempt.

After Luffy and Law's alliance defeated Donquixote Doflamingo, Urouge was resting on a certain sky island with his crew, still recovering from his injuries. His crew then noticed that a mysterious stranger, Emperor Kaido, had arrived on the island and was about to jump to his death.[25][9]

Urouge questioned Kaido's motives for suicide. He then told him that he would not stop him if he was serious about the suicide, beginning to pray as Kaido jumped.[9]


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


One Piece: Stampede[edit | edit source]

He is one of the attendees at the Pirates Festival along with his crew.[26]


Concludes non-canon section.


Major Battles[edit | edit source]

Anime and Manga Differences[edit | edit source]

A flashback of Urouge's attempted invasion of Totto Land is added in the anime. The flashback started with Urouge emerging victorious from his fight against Snack. Cracker confronted Urouge shortly afterwards and gave him a brutal beating.[27]

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

Video Games[edit | edit source]

Playable Appearances[edit | edit source]

Support Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Urouge is likely based off Grigori Rasputin, a Russian monk and healer who was known for his frequent love affairs with women. The epithet "Mad Monk" may be based off the film Rasputin the Mad Monk.
  • Urouge could also be based off of Ji Gong, a Chinese monk with supernatural powers known for his bizarre and erratic behavior, who didn't follow Buddhist monastic rules by consuming alcohol and meat. Ji Gong's epithet comes from the 1993 Hong Kong film The Mad Monk.
  • Urouge is the only Supernova to originate from a Sky Island instead of one of the Blue Seas.
  • Urouge has the lowest bounty of the Supernovas. However, his number of "108" is seen as a mystical number in Eastern religion (similar to Zoro's 108 Pound Cannon attack). In particular, the Japanese Buddhist believe that all men must resist 108 temptations before achieving Nirvana. In contrast, he is the oldest and tallest of the Supernovas and member of the Worst Generation, at age 47 and 388 cm.
  • In the 6th Japanese fan poll, Urouge ranked as the 50th most popular character in One Piece.

SBS-Based Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Urouge's birthday, August 1, comes from his pirate crew's name, 'Fallen Monk Pirates' (破戒僧海賊団 Hakaisō Kaizokudan?), since 8-1 can be derived from Ha-i.[3]
  • Urouge's name was taken from the real-life 16th century Ottoman pirate, Oruç Reis.[28]
  • Oda said that Urouge's weapon is an oversized pencil.[29]
  • Urouge's favorite foods are Adzuki beans and pork, and his least favorite food is vegetables.[30]
  • If One Piece was set in the real world, then Urouge would be from India.[31]
  • If Urouge was not a pirate, then he would be a cabaret club manager.[31]
  • Urouge's hobbies are drinking alcohol, engaging in lovemaking, and mountain climbing.[32]
  • Urouge's flower resemblance is a daisy.[33]
  • Urouge's animal resemblance is an elephant.[33]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 16-17) and Episode 392, Urouge makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 68 (p. 82), Urouge's age and height are revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 60 (p. 126), Urouge's birthday is revealed.
  4. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 79, Birthday Calendar.
  5. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary , Urouge's blood type is revealed
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 17), Urouge's name is romanized.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 664 (p. 10) and Episode 589, Brownbeard explains the Worst Generation.
  8. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 64 (p. 166), Urouge drawn as a child.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 795 (p. 12-13) and Episode 739.
  10. 10.0 10.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 837 (p. 9) and Episode 798.
  11. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 232) , Urouge is confirmed as a Devil Fruit user.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 508 (p. 14) and Episode 401, Urouge grows in size.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 509 (p. 8) and Episode 402.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 509 (p. 6-7) and Episode 402.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 499 (p. 9, 16) and Episode 393.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 (p. 10) and Episode 395.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 (p. 3) and Episode 398.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 508 (p. 6-14) and Episode 401.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 509 (p. 6-8, 13-14) and Episode 402.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 510 (p. 8) and Episode 402.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 511 (p. 15) and Episode 403, Kizaru attacks the Straw Hats.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 565 (p. 3) and Episode 474.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 4) and Episode 490.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 19) and Episode 511, Urouge is seen going with his crew to an unknown island in the New World.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 (p. 9) and Episode 736.
  26. One Piece Movie 14.
  27. One Piece Anime — Episode 798.
  28. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 52 (p. 128), The source of Urouge's name is given.
  29. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 57 (p. 80), Urouge's weapon is revealed.
  30. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 (p. 136), Urouge's favorite and least favorite foods are given.
  31. 31.0 31.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 88 (p. 78), The real world countries of the Worst Generation are given.
  32. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 (p. 46), Urouge's favorite hobbies are given.
  33. 33.0 33.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 (p. 22), Urouge's flower and animal resemblance are revealed.

External Links[edit | edit source]

  • Oruç Reis – Wikipedia article on the real-life pirate Oruç Reis.

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