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Woop Slap[3] is the mayor of Monkey D. Luffy's hometown, Foosha Village.[1]


Woop Slap is a short, wiry, bespectacled man with something of a cleft chin. He generally wears lightweight "tropical" clothing, along with a selection of striped hats.

As a younger man, he once wore his facial hair as stubble, but has since grown them into a full mustache and goatee. His age has also caused him to take up a walking cane.[1]


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Woop Slap after the timeskip in the Digitally Colored Manga.
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Woop Slap's concept art from the anime.
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Woop Slap as he appeared 22 years ago.
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Woop Slap as he appeared 12 years ago.
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Woop Slap's outfit during Luffy's departure from Foosha Village.
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Woop Slap's outfit during the Loguetown Arc.
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Woop Slap's outfit during the Post-Enies Lobby Arc.
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Woop Slap's outfit during the Post-War Arc.


For the most part, Woop Slap is a typical village elder: practical, humorless, and disdainful of pirates (with the semi-exception of Shanks). As such, he is Foosha Village's loudest—if not only—critic against Luffy's dreams of piracy, and has remained so long after Luffy's crew attained worldwide notoriety.

At the same time, he cares deeply for his village, and is willing to go to great lengths for its people, Luffy included. Such is his dedication that, despite his irascible personality, he has managed to remain mayor for more than a decade.


Monkey D. Luffy

His dream... or his destiny...
— Woop Slap.[4]

Although Woop Slap often criticizes Monkey D. Luffy's choice to become a pirate and his growing infamy, he seems to actually care for his well-being, such as when he pleaded for Higuma to spare Luffy's life when he was a young boy. He believed that Luffy is better than the choice of his crew who became infamous with him, referring to them as "freaks". Woop Slap knows of how Luffy was born and his origin.[3][5] Woop Slap also questioned Garp on what happened to Luffy after the battle, worrying about the boy's safety. However, he does not seem pleased to learn that the Straw Hat Pirates have revived two years later.

Monkey D. Garp

He is familiar with Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp and his family (including Dragon, who few people knew about until recently), stating how he thinks all three generations of Garp's family are crazy. He also knows about Garp leaving his grandsons at the care of Curly Dadan, a mountain bandit boss, something that only he and Makino in the village knew about.[5] Regardless, they seem to be close friends, as the mayor asked about how Luffy was upon Garp's return.


Woop Slap seems to talk to Makino often about Luffy as she appears to be the only one in the village willing to listen to him.


He appears to be on good terms with Curly Dadan. He is the first one to mention her existence by wondering if Dadan knew about the Enies Lobby incident.



Around the time of Gold Roger's execution, Woop Slap was already well-acquainted with both Makino (then a child) and Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp, though apparently unaware of Garp's arrangement with the Dadan Family to care for Roger's infant son.[6]

East Blue Saga

Romance Dawn Arc

The villagers watch as Luffy departs.

Some time after Woop Slap became mayor of Foosha Village, the Red Hair Pirates began using it as a friendly port. Though mostly tolerant of their captain Shanks, Woop Slap distrusted their general influence on the village; he was especially unsettled by the seven-year-old Monkey D. Luffy unwittingly eating the Gomu Gomu no Mi in their company, and constantly condemned Luffy's dreams of piratehood.

Nevertheless, when Makino alerted him that the Higuma Bandits had captured Luffy, Woop Slap immediately ran to the scene and pled for the boy's life, even offering to pay ransom. While these efforts were dismissed by Higuma, they stalled him long enough for Shanks' crew to intervene and defeat the bandits.

Ten years later, Luffy left the village to pursue his dreams in earnest; though still opposed, Woop Slap joined many other villagers at the local harbor to see off the would-be Pirate King.[1]

Loguetown Arc

To Woop Slap's dismay, Luffy thrived as a pirate, assembled a crew, and soon earned a premiere bounty of Beli.png30,000,000 for defeating the East Blue's most fearsome pirates. This news was much-celebrated by the rest of Foosha Village, causing Woop Slap to sharply rebuke them. In private, however, he questioned if Luffy's infamy was in fact inevitable.[4]

Water 7 Saga

Post-Enies Lobby Arc

News of the Straw Hats' attack on Enies Lobby—an unprecedented declaration of war that raised Luffy's bounty to Beli.png300,000,000—brought fresh celebrations from Foosha Village, and left Woop Slap complaining more bitterly than ever. Deeming Garp and all his descendants hopeless (and Luffy's crewmates "freaks"), he then wondered over Dadan's reaction.[5]

Summit War Saga

Post-War Arc

When Garp returned to Foosha Village following the Summit War of Marineford, Woop Slap quietly asked after Luffy, whom newspapers had declared missing. To this, Garp truthfully replied that Luffy had escaped Marineford in a submarine.[7]

Fish-Man Island Saga

From the Decks of the World

Two years after the Summit War, newspapers confirmed that Luffy was not only alive, but reassembling his crew and continuing his voyages; as his fellow villagers rejoiced, Woop Slap once again found himself the lone dissenter.[8]

Four Emperors Saga

From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc

Luffy's next major exploit, dethroning Donquixote Doflamingo in Dressrosa, raised predictable responses from both Woop Slap and the rest of Foosha Village (including the Dadan Family).[9]

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

Levely Arc

On receiving news of Luffy's Totto Land exploits (and recognition as "the Fifth Emperor"), Woop Slap immediately ran to Makino with his typical complaints.[10]

Concludes non-canon section.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Woop Slap makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 28), His birthday is revealed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Blue: Grand Data File, Woop Slap's name and knowledge about Luffy's birth and origin.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 and Episode 45, Woop Slap's (private) reaction to Luffy's first bounty.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 and Episode 324, Woop Slap assesses Luffy's crew and his family.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 and Episode 0, Woop Slap asks a young Makino where Garp has gone.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 and Episode 505.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 62 Chapter 614, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 2.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 806, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 2.
  10. One Piece Anime — Episode 878.

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