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Revision as of 19:07, November 4, 2013

Victoria Cindry (pronounced Chin-dree) was once a famous stage actress whom Dr. Hogback was in love with. When she accidentally died, Hogback stole her corpse in order to make her his own personal zombie slave via Moriah's Kage Kage no Mi Devil Fruit.

Appearance

In life, Victoria Cindry was tall and slim, with short straight cut blonde hair and she always smiled. She wore various outfits, depending on the situation: formal for performances, while casual for other times.

After being "resurrected", Cindry retains most of her looks as in life, but she has various stitches across her body. Her eyes also have a doll-like appearance, and she no longer smiles, until Oars is about to crush her with his foot. Her left leg has a web pattern across one part of it and the number 400. She is usually wearing a short black evening gown and high-heels with a red-orange fur boa wrapped around her neck.[1]

Gallery

Victoria Cindry as a Child
Cindry when she was a child.
Victoria Cindry Alive
Cindry when she was alive.

Personality

In life, Cindry was a compassionate woman despite her fame and popularity. During a flashback, she was seen sewing a button back onto Hogback's coat despite his embarrassment of letting a patient fix his clothing.[2]

After she died, Cindry's corpse was implanted with a shadow whose owner's personality she inherited. The owner of the shadow is a young girl named Margarita.[3] Cindry's zombie thus dislikes plates and wishes all those existing in the world would vanish to the point of obsession; where in which she will also disobey Hogback, defeating the point of being his servant. Her hatred for plates even leads her to detest serving food on them, forcing Hogback and the others to eat their food off of the table. She is described by Hogback as a depressing person whose words seem to just get more and more depressing. However, despite her rebellious nature, as a zombie she is still obedient and does whatever Hogback pleases (as long as Moriah orders her to), going as far as to accept his physical abuse and orders to lick the floor in a degrading manner.

Later, it was revealed that her body had retained some of the original "will" that she had when alive. This allowed her to make the choice to not only disobey Hogback's orders, but also to smile like she had only done in life. Her reluctance to obey Hogback also led to Robin to question if a person's will remains even after death and even to go so far as to remark it was a miracle in itself.[2]

Abilities and Powers

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When she was introduced, Cindry threw the plates that she hated so much at Usopp. Each plate she throws is counted by her. Even though she did not hit Usopp, her aim was fairly close. Later, during her fight against Chopper and Robin, she threw square plates at Chopper. These plates were sharp enough to cut him.[4]

Aside from her fighting ability as a zombie and enhanced strength, she was once a great actress and dancer when she was alive.

Attacks

  • Kaku Zara To (角皿刀 Kaku Zara Tō?, literally meaning "Square Dishes Swords"): Taking a huge pile of square plates, Cindry launches each one flying against some adversary, which thanks to their shape they can cut or pierce a body like a sword.

History

Falling from Grace

Hogback and Living Cindry

The alive Cindry fixes up Hogback's coat.

Her shadow's history, according to Hogback, was she had a tragic incident when a rich man once proposed to her. She wished to test his love for her - by smashing ten of his prized plates - and was rejected.[5]

Her true history is that she was once a famous stage actress. Hogback asked her to marry him, only to learn that she already had a fiancé. Shortly afterwards, she died in a fatal accident. This led Hogback to steal her corpse and, with the aid of Gekko Moriah's Devil fruit power, turned it into a zombie.[6] Since then, she became the surgeon's personal servant, to which Hogback treats her no better than a slave at times.

Greetings to Arrivals

She greets Usopp, Nami, and Chopper at the entrance of Hogback's mansion when she appears from the inside of a well. Straight away, she proceeds to threaten Usopp to leave as she only allows a certain number of guests in at a time and then proceeded to throw ten plates at him. Her accuracy at throwing them amazed Usopp.

Hogback's Room

Nami, Usopp and Chopper stumble into a room filled with pictures of Cindry.

Upon fleeing the dining room, Nami, Usopp, and Chopper find photographs of Cindry in a well-furbished room. However, the photographs and the newspaper articles reveal a shocking truth about her past - Cindry once was a normal human being. Her true history is revealed by an old newspaper Nami found. It stated that she was once a famous actress who fell from the stage and died ten years ago. Nami commented that she suspected Cindry was a noblewoman rather than a servant in her past life.[7]

The Fight Begins

She is seen in Hogback's lab and again at Oars' awakening stating that she would break Hogback's kneecaps (knee plates) when he mentions that the contract to forget the past should have been made with Cindry too.[8]

She fights alongside Hogback, Jigoro, and Inuppe against Robin and Chopper. During the fight, Hogback demonstrates to Chopper a zombie's obedience by kicking her to the ground and ordering her to lick the floor. After hearing a speech from Chopper about what it means to actually be alive and human, she begins to cry and states that her body cannot move.[9] Her redemption caused her to decline helping Hogback when he was attacked by Oars, instead, she simply smiled as both she and the mad doctor were supposedly crushed by the massive zombie.

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Cindry regains her mind...
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...and her spirit shines through.

The Fall of Oars

However, for some reason, Cindry managed to survive Oars' onslaught, and has seen Oars' defeat at Luffy's hands. However, her shadow was stolen by Moriah to power himself up, along with the rest of Thriller Bark's zombies, rendering them nothing but empty shells once again.[10]

Major Battle

Translation and Dub Issues

Her name is also occasionally translated as "Thin Dolly". When you break her name up, "シン (Shin)" is romanized to "Thin" and "ドリー (Dori)" is romanized to "dolly". It is unknown whether or not this is a play on words by Oda, but her skinny appearance, emotionless face and doll-like eyes seem to be references to this translation.

Trivia

  • Cindry's zombie number is 400.
  • Cindry being an undead servant girl obsessed with plates is similar to Okiku from the Japanese ghost story, "Banchō Sarayashiki" (番町皿屋敷 The Dish Mansion at Banchō?).
  • Cindry is currently the only one of Moria's Zombies to disobey orders long after the shadow has been implanted into the corpse. This differs from freshly activated zombies, such as Oars and Inuppe, who rebelled at first due to their respective shadows have been disconnected for a short amount of time and still retain vestiges of their old personalities at the time.

References

  1. One Piece Manga - Vol. 47 Cover, Cindry's color-scheme is revealed.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 48 Chapter 465 and Episode 363, Cindry's personality while she was alive.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 50 Chapter 483 and Episode 375, The name of the person whose shadow is animating Cindry's corpse is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 48 Chapter 468 and Episode 363, Hogback comments on Cindry's strength.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 48 Chapter 468 and Episode 363, Margarita's past is presented as Cindry's by Hogback.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 46 Chapter 446 and Episode 340, Cindry's past is explained by Hogback.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 46 Chapter 448 and Episode 342, Cindry's death announcement and the cause behind it.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 47 Chapter 457 and Episode 351, Cindry threatens to break Hogback's kneecaps.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 48 Chapter 468 and Episode 363, The fighting begins and ends with Victoria's tears.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 49 Chapter 481 and Episode 373, Cindry survives Oars' and has her shadow taken by Moriah.

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