- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Relationships
- 4 History
- 4.1 Past
- 4.2 East Blue Saga
- 4.3 Water 7 Saga
- 4.4 Summit War Saga
- 4.5 Fish-Man Island Saga
- 4.6 Four Emperors Saga
- 5 Merchandise
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
- 8 Site Navigation
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.
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
|— Woop Slap.|
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. 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. 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.
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.
East Blue Saga
Romance Dawn Arc
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.
To Woop Slap's dismay, Luffy thrived as a pirate, assembled a crew, and soon earned a premiere bounty of 30,000,000 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.
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 300,000,000—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.
Summit War Saga
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.
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.
Four Emperors Saga
From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc
Concludes non-canon section.
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- Birth of Luffy's Dream Pirate Crew!
- Grand Battle!
- Grand Battle! 2
- One Piece: Grand Battle! 3
- One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!
- One Piece: Grand Adventure
- One Piece: Gigant Battle
- One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
- Woop Slap makes a cameo appearance in Grand Battle! 3 in the story mode ending for Shanks when Rockstar delivers a letter to the wrong Whitebeard.
- Woop Slap ranked as the 37th most popular character in the WT100 Global Popularity Poll.
- Woop Slap has been assigned more voice-actors in the anime than any other canon character to date: Shigeru Chiba for the Romance Dawn Arc proper and the Post-War Arc, Takeshi Aono for a single cameo in the Loguetown Arc, and Keiichi Sonobe for all other appearances (including every retelling of Romance Dawn).
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Woop Slap makes his debut.
- One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 28), His birthday is revealed.
- One Piece Blue: Grand Data File, Woop Slap's name and knowledge about Luffy's birth and origin.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 and Episode 45, Woop Slap's (private) reaction to Luffy's first bounty.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 and Episode 324, Woop Slap assesses Luffy's crew and his family.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 and Episode 0, Woop Slap asks a young Makino where Garp has gone.
- One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 and Episode 505.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 62 Chapter 614, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 2.
- One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 806, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 2.
- One Piece Anime — Episode 878.