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Early One Piece

Early concept of the crew in One Piece Green.

In One Piece Green: Secret Pieces an early concept of the crew was revealed. Usopp was supposed to be a vice captain/sniper, and have a shorter nose that resembled his father more.

Anime and Manga Differences

In the anime, when the Pacifista was locking onto to Usopp for its next attack, its bounty detector labeled him as Sogeking, even though he was not wearing his Sogeking mask (though his nose or the Kabuto could have given him away).

Although it is a fact that the newspapers (2 years later) managed to recognize Usopp, as he was labeled "Sogeking", proving the Pacifistas have the capability to recognize him.

Major Battles

Filler and Movie Battles

Merchandise

As a main character, Usopp has been the choice character in many forms of merchandise. He has been featured alongside Chopper in the series of models Portrait of Pirates. He has featured in trading figure sets such as One Piece Motion Figure box and the One Piece Styling Figures (alongside Chopper).

He also featured in the 5 piece One Piece VS Figure Gashapon set. Another Gashapon set he featured in was the One Piece Full Color R Gashapon series. He featured in the One Piece Monkey Island Mascot Keychain/Cellphone strap series alongside Chopper.

He was issued alongside his father Yasopp in a One Piece DeQue set featuring the Straw Hats and their past mentors/loved ones.

Songs

Video Games

Playable Appearances

Support Appearances

Non-Playable Appearances

Other Appearances

Other Media

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Franky and Usopp in One Piece Premier Show 2012.
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A statue of Usopp in Kumamoto.

Crossovers

References in Popular Culture

  • In an episode of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, in Harumi's room, action figures of Luffy, Sanji, Zoro, and Sogeking can be seen.
  • In episode 11 of Assassination Classroom, Shiro can be seen reading an issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, whose cover features Usopp in his outfit from the Dressrosa arc.

Translation and Dub Issues

In order to avoid references to death, Usopp's "Sure Kill" part in his attacks' names are removed in the 4Kids dub. In that dub, Usopp and Yasopp were voiced by Jason Adam Griffith.

Trivia

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Usopp's personal jolly roger.
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Usopp's personal jolly roger (pre-timeskip) as detailed in the One Piece Magazine.
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Usopp's post timeskip jolly roger.
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Usopp's personal jolly roger (post-timeskip) as detailed in the One Piece Magazine.
  • In addition to the Straw Hats' jolly roger, Usopp also has one of his own, like all the other members of the crew. The flag was first seen when Luffy asked him to design and paint a Jolly Roger for the crew. Though it was supposed to reflect everyone, Usopp designed his own jolly roger as their symbol, reflecting his delusions of captainship. It has Usopp's nose, bandanna, a star, and a slingshot for a cross-bone. Usopp's design was immediately rejected.
    • Usopp has a second personal jolly roger after the timeskip. In this version his skull is seen on its left side with Usopp's new hat, headphones, and his curly hair tied back. The Kuro Kabuto is seen on its side in the background.

Usopp's shadow in Zoro's wanted poster.

  • Usopp can be seen in the corner of Luffy's first wanted poster[18] and Zoro's first wanted poster.[19] In Luffy's, he is simply viewed from behind. In Zoro's, his silhouette is faintly seen through the smoke in the background of the poster doing his Crocodile impersonation. However, in the anime, the latter was cut out of Zoro's poster most likely due to the fact that it is not easily visible and was thus overlooked. It was later corrected in Episode 152 but omitted again in the second bounty poster. It is unknown if he is seen on Luffy and Zoro's actual wanted posters.[20]
  • Usopp's name is possibly based on "Isoppu", which is the Japanese pronunciation of Aesop, the ancient Greek fabulist. Considering that uso means "lie" in Japanese, the name Usopp can be taken as a portmanteau name between uso and Isopp, since Usopp is both a liar and a storyteller. The name is also a Japanese pun in that saying "Ore wa Usopp!" can mean either "I am Usopp!" or "I am a lie!" because Usopp's name is written using Katakana characters and not Kanji.
    • Were it to be rendered in Kanji, Usopp's name would be written as 嘘風ウソップ (Usoppu), meaning "liar way/style".[21]
    • Usopp's backstory is similar to Aesop's tale The Boy Who Cried Wolf, as he kept calling out that pirates were attacking and so was not believed when pirates actually did come, like the boy when a wolf actually came.
  • It is possible that Usopp's long nose was inspired by the fairy tale "Pinocchio", as Pinocchio was a wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie.
  • Usopp might be somewhat based on the Japanese mythical species tengu, who were said to have long noses and habits of tricking people. Kin'emon even referred to him as a tengu.[22]
  • In regards to his alter-ego, Sogeking is a play on words as the Japanese word for sniper is "Sogeki".
  • Ironically, most of the tall tales and lies he told have come true at some point during the Straw Hats' voyage.
    • There is even a case where one of his bluffs is actually based on truth, though he most likely isn't aware of it. Before reaching Laugh Tale, Buggy came down with the "You'll-Die-If-You-Go-To-That-Island" disease, which is the same bluff Usopp comes up with nearly every time the Straw Hats land on a new island.[23]
  • He, Luffy, and Sanji claim to have never fallen ill, and thus do not know what it feels like.[24]
  • Kappei Yamaguchi, Usopp's Japanese voice actor, came up with the notes to the Sogeking song. Oda provided the words and then asked him to develop the notes himself. Kappei also stated that the Sogeking song is the most requested song for him.
  • Sonny Strait, the FUNimation voice actor for Usopp, has stated several times during the FUNimation DVD commentaries that Kappei Yamaguchi is his favorite Japanese voice actor, saying that whenever he listens to Kappei's performance in recording it is like he is saying "Top that, American voice actor!".
  • In the 6th Japanese Fan Poll, Usopp was voted the 15th most popular character in One Piece.
  • Skypiea has a theme park dedicated to Usopp called "Rubber Band Land". It has a drawn profile of him on the overhead sign and a statue featuring him as a muscular warrior, complete with a spear.[25]
  • The face Usopp made that scared Sugar into unconsciousness is based on the entrance to the Goa Gajah cave in Indonesia.[26]
  • Usopp's occupation in Wano as a toad-oil merchant seems to be a reference to snake oil, a traditional Chinese remedy without any actual use that became symbolistic for fraud in the West. Ironically, since Wano is based on ancient Japan, the roles would be reversed.

SBS-Based Trivia

  • Usopp's birthday, April 1, is known as 'April Fool's Day' (エイプリルフールの日 Eipuriru Fūru no Hi?), a reference to his ability to fool people.[11]
  • Usopp's nose is a little longer than Kaku's.[27]
  • Usopp's favorite foods are pike from an autumn island and other fish of the season.[28] His least favorite food is mushrooms because he got sick once.[29][30]
  • Usopp also eats ice cubes, the same as Luffy, Chopper, Robin and Brook.[31]
  • Usopp's favorite dish to cook is fish and chips.[32]
  • Usopp's favorite type of island and season is summer on a autumn island.[33]
  • Usopp's specific number is 04.[34]
  • Usopp's specific color is yellow.[34]
  • Usopp smells like gunpowder.[34]
  • If the Straw Hat Pirates were a family, then Usopp would be the third son.[35]
  • Usopp's animal resemblance is an armadillo.[36]
    • However, in the Chapter 651, when all the Straw Hat Pirates, except Luffy and Nami, were represented as animals, Usopp was shown as a chameleon.
  • If One Piece was set in the real world, then Usopp would be from Africa.[37]
  • Usopp's thoughts are "Warrior, Lies, Lies, Run, Run", and like the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates, "Friendship".[38]
  • When asked which flower Usopp resembles the most, Nico Robin's Japanese voice actress replied he most resembles a daisy.[39]
  • Usopp bathes once every three days, the same as Chopper and Franky.[40]
  • He and Robin cut the crew's hair.[41]
  • Trafalgar D. Water Law calls Usopp according to a nickname, Nose-ya.[42]
  • Usoop represents the prefecture of Kanagawa.[42]
  • Usopp typically sleeps at 1:00 A.M. and wakes up at 8:00 A.M.[43]
  • If the Straw Hat Pirates were not pirates, then Usopp would be a graphic designer.[44]
  • If the Straw Hat Pirates had a 50-meter race, then Usopp would come in sixth place.[45]
  • If Usopp were to be given a Devil Fruit, he would have the Poke Poke no Mi.[46]

Usopp in two separate timelines.

  • In SBS 94, Oda showed Usopp's possible appearances at ages 40 and 60 in two separate timelines.

References

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 23 and Episode 8, Usopp is introduced.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 90 Chapter 909, Usopp becomes a salesman while infiltrating Wano Country.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 38 Chapter 367 (p. 19) and Episode 257, Usopp makes his debut as Sogeking.
  4. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0004), Uso-hachi is romanized.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 11) and Episode 892, Usopp's alias in Wano is revealed.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 435 (p. 17) and Episode 320, Usopp/Sogeking's bounty for attacking Enies Lobby is revealed along with the other crewmembers'.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 802 and Episode 746, Usopp is given a bounty in Dressrosa with this specific epithet.
  8. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 66 (p. 162), Oda explains the blood types of the world and reveals the Straw Hats' blood types.
  9. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 4 (p. 28), Usopp's age is given.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, two years pass in the storyline.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 69 (p. 66), Usopp's profile is given.
  12. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 15 (p. 90), Usopp's birthday is revealed.
  13. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 (p. 186), Birthday Calendar.
  14. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 10 (p. 46), Usopp's height is given.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 15-17) and Episode 746, The Straw Hats are given new bounties after the Dressrosa Arc.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 435 (p. 16-17) and Episode 320, the crew members' bounties for attacking Enies Lobby are revealed.
  17. One Piece Anime — Episode 765.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 and Episode 45, Usopp celebrates his "picture" being posted around the world.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 213 and Episode 152, Usopp can be seen in Zoro's wanted poster.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 801, Luffy and Zoro's actual wanted posters are revealed.
  21. One Piece Magazine Vol.11
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 682 and Episode 608, Kin'emon refers to Usopp as a tengu after Usopp attacks a dragon.
  23. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 967 (p. 16).
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 130 (p. 5) and Episode 78, When Luffy asks the others what it feels like to be ill, Sanji and Usopp reply they do not know since they have never been.
  25. One Piece Manga — Vol. 65 Chapter 645, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 28, Rubber Band Land Land in Skypiea is shown.
  26. Rurubu One Piece
  27. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 37 (p. 46).
  28. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 45 (p. 188), Usopp's favorite foods are given.
  29. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 (p. 144), Usopp's least favorite food is revealed.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 46 (p. 6) and Episode 22.
  31. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 (p. 150), Oda reveals which Straw Hats eat ice and which do not.
  32. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 (p. 142), Usopp's favorite dish is given.
  33. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 38 (p. 146), The Straw Hats' favorite type of island and season are given.
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 40 (p. 66).
  35. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 48 (p. 26).
  36. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 20 (p. 26), Usopp's animal resemblance is given.
  37. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 56 (p. 164), The real world country of Usopp is given.
  38. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 (p. 96).
  39. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 60 (p. 206), Usopp's flower resemblance is given.
  40. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 67 (p. 182), Usopp's bath time is given.
  41. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 70 (p. 124).
  42. 42.0 42.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 (p. 46).
  43. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 (p. 126), Usopp's sleep and wake up times are given.
  44. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 (p. 42), Usopp's non-pirate career is given.
  45. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 85 (p. 78).
  46. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 98 (p. 174), Oda reveals what Devil Fruit Usopp would have.

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