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"Vista of the Flower Swords"[5] is the former 5th division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates. He is one of the most prominent members of his crew.[1]


Vista is a tall (around Jinbe's height), muscular, broad-chested, tanned man with a curly, black mustache, a dark blue top hat, and an earring in each ear. He wears a semi-open dark blue shirt with a white diamond stripe-pattern near the top that reveals some of his hairy chest, as well as a cape that his shirt, and white gloves. He also wears light blue pants with a belt that holds two sword sheaths, one on each side. He wields two sabers, one in each hand.[1]

During Ace's flashbacks, he was shown with shorter hair and wore different attire, consisting of some sort of open jacket and his trademark hat. He did not wear gloves then. He also appeared much slimmer and less muscular than he currently is.

22 years ago, he already had his trademark mustache and top hat.

When Vista was a little boy, he wore his hair in a ponytail, and had bangs that hung in his forehead. He sported a black shirt, with a white collar and cross designs on either side of the chest. He also had black pants, and black shoes. He was seen holding a wooden training sword, practicing his swordsmanship skills.


Vista Digitally Colored Manga
Vista Anime Concept Art
Vista's concept art from the anime.
Vista as a Child
Vista as a child.
Vista at Age 17
Vista at age 17.
Vista at Age 21
Vista at age 21.
Vista One day
Vista's portrait in One day.
Vista's Wanted Poster
Vista's non-canon wanted poster in One Piece: Stampede.
Vista Wax
Vista's wax statue built by Diego.
Vista Pirate Warriors 2
Vista Burning Will
Vista Thousand Storm


Like all division commanders of the Whitebeard Pirates, Vista seems to be very loyal to Whitebeard. He also seems to be modest. He expressed a desire to fight Dracule Mihawk and was happy that he got to cross blades with him. He also expressed a great hatred for Blackbeard as when he mocked Whitebeard's inability to save his crewmate, Vista had to be held back from attacking him.



Edward Newgate[]

Along with the other commanders, Vista is very attached to Whitebeard, calling him "father" and crying at the time of his death.

Portgas D. Ace[]

In the past, Vista was shown to be amused by Ace's audacity in his many futile attempts to assassinate Whitebeard.

He eventually got attached to him, joining the mission for his rescue in the Summit War of Marineford and attacking Akainu when he mortally wounded Ace.


Marshall D. Teach[]

Vista is shown to despise Blackbeard, as he openly insulted Whitebeard's age and his inability to protect his crew. Vista was angered and attempted to step in and attack Teach only to be restrained by his crewmates. This hatred for the man reached a breaking point when Teach and his crew succeeded in killing Whitebeard while the rest of the Whitebeard Pirates were forced to watch helplessly.



Yasopp and Vista Look at Each Other

Yasopp and Vista look at each other.

At the end of the Summit War of Marineford, Vista and Yasopp were seen glaring at each other with open animosity. The Blue Deep databook mentions that something happened in the past between the two of them.

Abilities and Powers[]

As the commander of the 5th division of the Whitebeard Pirates, Vista has authority over the lower-ranking members of the crew. He has also been stated to be the strongest swordsman of the Whitebeard Pirates, as the very division he led specialized in swordsmanship, acting as one of the most combative divisions for the crew.[3] He is a very experienced veteran, as he was shown as a member of the Whitebeard Pirates from the times of Gol D. Roger. He is one of the strongest members of the Whitebeard Pirates, as shown by his position as commander. He was the one individual Marco specifically commanded and entrusted Luffy's protection to. Even Dracule Mihawk acknowledges his reputation.

Another indication of Vista's strength is that during the Summit War of Marineford, despite having fought against individual Warlords of the Sea and admirals as well as numerous Marine officers, he sustained no significant injuries.

Physical Abilities[]

Vista possesses immense physical strength, as he is able to match against Dracule Mihawk who is known as the strongest swordsman in the world. He was capable of deflecting an attack from an axe-wielding giant, as well as easily slice down cannonballs in midair.


Mihawk vs

Vista dueling the World's Greatest Swordsman.

Vista has extraordinary mastery in dual wielding swordsmanship and even Mihawk acknowledges his skills. He even managed to deflect Mihawk's flying slash attack which is powerful enough to cut through battleships. In the anime, he was also able to block bullets with his swords to protect his allies from being shot while escaping.[6]


Main article: Haki

Busoshoku Haki[]

Vista possesses the ability to use Busoshoku Haki, as shown when he fought against Akainu.[7]

Kenbunshoku Haki[]

Vista possesses the ability to use Kenbunshoku Haki.[3]


Vista wields a pair of sabers with purple hilts that are visibly distinguishable from another by their different sheaths attached to his waist. They are especially durable, withstanding a clash with Mihawk's Yoru.

In the anime, some of his attacks generate red flower petals (in a similar way pink flower petals materialize whenever Nico Robin uses her abilities), which befits his epithet "Flower Sword"; also in the anime, Vista has so far only produced rose petals, but mentioned that he could produce other types of flower petals as well. Whether this means he is a Devil Fruit user has yet to be determined.

Anime Only Techniques[]

  • Rose Rondo (薔薇輪舞ローズ・ロンド, Rōzu Rondo?, literally meaning "Rose Round Dance"): Vista jumps backwards and swings his swords, launching several red rose petals that fly towards the opponent. The effect of the rose petals remains unknown as the attack was blocked. It was first seen used against Mihawk in a filler scene of the anime[8] and was once again used to stop Akainu's magma.[9] In One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, Vista rapidly slashes foes while giving off rose petals ending with a hurricane slash.



Adventures With Kozuki Oden[]

Whitebeard Pirates 30 Years Ago

Vista 30 years ago

Thirty years ago, Vista was among the Whitebeard Pirates when they arrived for the first time at Wano Country. The crew was shipwrecked and before going to civilization to get supplies, they encountered Kozuki Oden, who asked Whitebeard to let him join their crew after a brief clash.[10]

The Whitebeard Pirates later had a feast with Oden and his retainers. Oden kept asking to join the crew, but he was turned down. Two weeks later, the Whitebeard Pirates tried to leave Wano without Oden. As they were leaving, the crew was surprised when Oden wrapped a chain around the Moby Dick's mast and got dragged with the ship. As Oden held onto the chain, Izou was also holding on to Oden and got dragged with him. After Izou was pulled up onboard, Oden accepted Whitebeard's challenge of holding onto the chain for three days before he could be accepted into the crew. For the next three days, the crew watched how Oden withstood his ordeal. When Oden had an hour left to complete the challenge, the crew started cheering for him. After Oden was accepted into the crew, the Whitebeard Pirates had adventures with him as well as Toki, whom Oden helped, and Inuarashi and Nekomamushi, who had stowed away on the Moby Dick.[11]

Four years after Oden joined, the Whitebeard Pirates arrived at an island and noticed a commotion that frightened even the animals. The crew then clashed with the Roger Pirates for three days and three nights before the skirmish ultimately became a gift exchange. Afterwards, the Whitebeard Pirates parted ways with Oden and his family.[12]

Shiki's Visit[]

Twenty two years ago, Vista was aboard the Moby Dick when Shiki spoke about his plans.[2]

Arrival of Ace[]

After Portgas D. Ace was inducted into the crew, Vista was amused by Ace's audacity in his many futile attempts to assassinate Whitebeard.

Summit War Saga[]

Marineford Arc[]

Vista vs

Vista and New World pirates vs. Vice Admiral Lonz.

Vista fought alongside the other Whitebeard Pirates after Aokiji froze the bay and immobilized all the ships. Later, he deflected Vice Admiral Lonz's axe attack with his swords.[13]

When Marco commanded him to back up Luffy from Mihawk's assault, Vista successfully blocked Mihawk's sword with his two sabers before engaging in battle with the Warlord.[14]

As the Pacifista units moved in, Vista and Mihawk decided to postpone their battle to escape from being surrounded.[15] He, along with his fellow crewmates, was shocked when Squard stabbed Whitebeard.[16]

He successfully made it onto Whitebeard's hidden black paddle-ship and was seen standing next to his crewmates. When Vista's fellow commanders Marco and Jozu were both defeated by the admirals, he showed panic. When Whitebeard ordered for everyone to back up Luffy to save Ace, Vista sliced down some cannonballs aimed at the Straw Hat captain, and urged him to press on. After Ace was freed and began fighting alongside Luffy, Vista commented on the remarkable teamwork the two of them had. Vista, Marco, and Atmos were then shocked to see Akainu pierce Ace through the chest with his magma fist. After that, he and Marco simultaneously attacked Akainu to keep him away from Luffy, with Vista commenting that he regretted letting his guard down.[17]

Separated from Whitebeard, who was confronting Blackbeard, Vista was getting irritated at Blackbeard for speaking ill of Whitebeard and of Ace's and Thatch's deaths, and had to be held back by his fellow crewmates. After Whitebeard's death, Vista and the other Whitebeard Pirates prepared to face off against Akainu to defend Luffy and to carry him on to the next era. He then appeared next to Marco, who was speaking to Shanks. Upon the war coming to a close, he and the remnants of Whitebeard's crew left.

Post-War Arc[]

He, along with the rest of the crew, attended the funeral of Whitebeard and Ace at an undisclosed location somewhere in the New World.

During the Timeskip[]

One year after the war at Marineford, the remnants of the Whitebeard Pirates fought against the Blackbeard Pirates but ultimately lost. They went into hiding and have not been seen since their defeat.[18][19]

Major Battles[]

Translation and Dub Issues[]

"Vista" has several meanings in translation, such as "perspective" or "view". Strictly speaking, it can refer to either a point in the landscape or an opinion.



Portrait of Pirates figurine of Vista.

He has been confirmed to feature in the series of Portrait of Pirates figurines.

Video Games[]

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Non-Playable Appearances[]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 552 and Episode 461, Vista is seen next to Marco.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 and Episode 0, Vista is seen 22 years ago on top of Moby Dick.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0606), Information about Vista is revealed.
  4. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 142), Vista's birthday is revealed.
  5. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces, Vista's name is romanized.
  6. One Piece Anime — Episode 484.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 574 (p. 7) and Episode 483, Akainu confirms that Vista is a Haki user.
  8. One Piece Anime — Episode 470.
  9. One Piece Anime — Episode 487.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 963 (p. 14-17) and Episodes 962963.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 95 Chapter 964 and Episodes 963964.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 966.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 554 and Episode 463, Vista and other pirates are seen fighting against Lonz.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 561 and Episode 470.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 562 and Episode 471.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 563 and Episode 472.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 574 and Episode 483.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 820 and Episode 772.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 90 Chapter 909 (p. 2) and Episode 890.

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