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For the databook, see Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary.

Vivre Cards, also known as the "Paper of Life" (命の紙 Inochi no Kami?), are a special form of paper made in the New World.[2]

Overview

How Vivre Cards are used.

A Vivre Card is a piece of paper made from a clipping of a person's fingernail. At first glance, it is indistinguishable from ordinary paper. However, it is completely waterproof and fireproof, but can be torn. The pieces can then be given to a cared person that one would be separated from.[2]

The torn pieces will point to and move towards each other no matter where they are in the world, allowing one to always be able to tell which direction the other person is in.[2] It doesn’t tell you the distance though, it also doesn’t tell you about any obstacles that might be in the way.

True to the name "paper of life", the life force of the owner, the person whose fingernail the Vivre Card was made from, is reflected on the paper. If the life force of the owner is weakening, the card will begin to burn away.[2] It will grow back to its original size if the person recovers, but disappears completely if the person dies.[3]

Aside from a Log Pose, a Vivre Card is one of the only methods of navigating the Grand Line. Unlike a Log Pose, which lock on the magnetic field of an island, a Vivre Card can direct the user towards the location of a specific person.[2]

List of Vivre Cards

  • Portgas D. Ace: The very first Vivre Card piece was received in Arabasta to help Luffy find his brother.[1] It had diminished quite significantly due to Ace being captured and in danger of execution.[2][4] Upon rescue from the execution scaffold, the card was fully restored, but when Ace took a direct hit from Sakazuki through his stomach and died, it completely turned to ash.[5] This Vivre Card was created for Ace on Onigashima by Yamato, who kept a piece of it and gave the rest to Ace. Yamato's piece also burned away when Ace died at Marineford.[6]

Linlin's Vivre Card exuding her powerful soul energy.

  • Charlotte Linlin: This card was received from Lola of the Rolling Pirates. She gives Nami a Vivre Card of her "mama" and signs it in case they need her assistance in the New World.[2] Here the importance of the Vivre Card is fully explained. This Vivre Card contains her powerful soul energy, which radiates to such an extent that all the Homies would not attack Nami when she took out the paper.[7] Because of the potential trouble should an enemy gets their hands on such a Vivre Card, along with potentially confusing the Homies on whom to better serve between Big Mom's Vivre Card holder and Big Mom herself, not even the children of Big Mom are allowed to carry Linlin's Vivre Card now.[8] While this card had been taken by Amande,[9] it was later revealed that Nami had secretly cut it in half, with Nami still possessing half of Linlin's Vivre Card.[10] Once Linlin herself was in the vicinity giving orders, the Homies took her orders over Nami via the Vivre Card.[11]
  • Silvers Rayleigh: After the trouble they caused on the Sabaody Archipelago, Rayleigh gives each member of the Straw Hat Pirates a Vivre Card to find him once their ship has been coated.[12] After the Summit War, he leaves his own piece with Shakky while he goes to see Luffy, so that the rest of the Straw Hats would still be able to find their way back to Sabaody.[13][14] Shakky later gives the piece to the Straw Hats as they are about to leave Sabaody Archipelago for Fish-Man Island, because Luffy, who had not yet shown up at the time, would be following it.[15]

Unknown Individuals

  • Jack received a Vivre Card from Kurozumi Kanjuro that allowed him to reach Zou, which would not have been possible otherwise. It is unknown whose life this Card is linked to.[23]

Non-Canon

Translation and Dub Issues

  • "Vivre" is the French word for "to live".
  • Some translations refer to it as "Biblicard", possibly due to its Japanese pronunciation "Biburukādo".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 159 and Episode 101, Ace gives Luffy his Vivre Card.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 489 (p. 17-19) and Episode 381, Lola gives Nami part of a Vivre Card of her "Momma", explains about Vivre Cards, and Ace's burning one indicates his life in danger.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 490 (p. 6) and Episode 381, Sanji mentions that the piece will regrow when the owner gets better.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 and Episode 395, Luffy sees Ace's Vivre Card burning more than ever.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 574 and Episode 483, Ace's Vivre Card incinerates to nothingness upon his death.
  6. One Piece Manga — Chapter 1000 (p. 8-9), Yamato creates Ace's Vivre Card.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 836 (p. 15) and Episode 798, Linlin's Vivre Card holding the Homies at bay.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 843 (p. 6) and Episode 806, King Baum notes how the children of Big Mom are not allowed to carry Linlin's Vivre Card around.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 846 (p. 8) and Episode 811, Amande retrieves the Vivre Card from Nami.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 873 (p. 15) and Episode 844, Nami reveals she still has half of Big Mom's Vivre Card.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 87 Chapter 875 (p. 5) and Episode 846, Nami and Jinbe note the Vivre Card lost its effect compared to Linlin herself.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 507 and Episode 400, Rayleigh gives some Vivre Cards of his to the Straw Hats.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 591 and Episode 507, Rayleigh states he left his Vivre Card with Shakky so he could move around freely.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 and Episode 512, Shakky is seen with Rayleigh's Vivre Card, Camie says the Straw Hats will follow it to Sabaody.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 600 and Episode 520, Shakuyaku gives Rayleigh's piece of the Vivre Card to the Straw Hats.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 6-7) and Episode 754.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 701 (p. 6) and Episode 630.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 794 (p. 14) and Episode 738, Sabo gives Luffy's Vivre Card to Zoro and keeps a piece for himself.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 801 (p. 13-14) and Episode 746, Pieces of Luffy's Vivre Card are distributed.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 911 (p. 5) and Episode 893, Luffy loses his Vivre Card in Wano.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 91 Chapter 919 (p. 16) and Episode 909, Luffy's Vivre Card is recovered.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 9) and Episode 752.
  23. One Piece Manga — Vol. 96 Chapter 974 (p. 11), Kanjuro reveals he gave Jack a Vivre Card.
  24. One Piece Movie 12, Ain uses a Vivre Card to track Z down.
  25. One Piece Special3D2Y, World leaves behind a Vivre Card for Hancock.
  26. One Piece Anime — Episode 578, Shuzo and Momonga use Vivre Cards to track down their targets.

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