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Captain Very Good[3] was one of the Marines who helped to attack the Straw Hat Pirates during the Buster Call at Enies Lobby.[1]


Very Good in his youth as a marine.

Very Good is a large Marine with a black afro. He has the word 'Marine' tattooed across his chin and an x-shaped scar on the right side of his forehead. He wears the usual Marine clothes and he is relatively round in shape.[1]


As a Marine, Very Good has a strong sense of justice. It is unknown whether he believes in moral justice or absolute justice.

Abilities and Powers

As a marine officer, he has command over lower-ranking marines. Since he is a marine captain and a Devil Fruit user, it could be assumed that he is quite strong.

Devil Fruit

Further information: Beri Beri no Mi

Very Good has the power of the Beri Beri no Mi,[4][5] a Paramecia-class Devil Fruit that allows him to separate his body into several berry-shaped orb parts. It is shown that the ability is immune to blunt physical attacks such as punches.[1]


Enies Lobby Arc

Very Good fights Franky.

When a Buster Call attack was accidentally ordered on Enies Lobby by Spandam, Very Good joined the Marine forces sent to bombard the judiciary island. During the operation, Very Good, along with all of those of the rank Marine captains and above, were sent to attack the Straw Hat Pirates on the Bridge of Hesitation. Very Good faced off against Franky and was shattered by Franky's Strong Hammer.[1] Despite their best efforts, however, Very Good and his fellow Marines were not able to stop the Straw Hats from escaping. Having an important World Government island completely destroyed without stopping even one of the invaders, Very Good and his fellow Marines suffered a humiliating defeat.[6]

CP9's Independent Report

After some time passed since the incident in Enies Lobby, Very Good led a group of Marines and Government agents onto the homeland of CP9 in order to capture the failed government unit, CP9. His forces soon found the group[7] and were quickly defeated by the escaped agents. Very Good himself was beaten up and broken into pieces.[8] After defeating him, CP9 abandoned him (still split apart) on the island and sailed off on his ship,[9] and his current condition remains unknown.

Major Battles

Anime and Manga Differences

In the anime, Very Good antagonized Franky much longer, pinning him down with his rapid-bouncing until Zoro batted the segments of Very Good's body into the distance, leaving Franky free to grab his head and blast him into the side of a battleship.

Translation and Dub Issues

His name is a pun on the Japanese pronunciation of "very" being the same as "berry" (for his Devil Fruit power).


Video Games

Support Appearances


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 426 and Episode 309, Very Good makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 157), Very Good's birthday is given.
  3. One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements (p. 153), Very Good's name is revealed.
  4. One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements (p. 224), The name of Very Good's Devil Fruit is revealed.
  5. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 47 (p. 46).
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 44 Chapter 429 and Episode 311.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 53 Chapters 521 and 522, cover story: CP9's Independent Report Vol. 27-28.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 54 Chapters 524 and 525, cover story: CP9's Independent Report Vol. 30-31.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 54 Chapter 528, cover story: CP9's Independent Report Vol. 33, Pieces of Very Good remain on the island.

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