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Yama is a Birkan and the commander of the Divine Soldiers under Enel.[1] He is a supporting antagonist during the Skypiea Arc.


Yama Anime Concept Art

Yama's concept art from the anime.

Yama is an obese man with a triple chin. He has a round body shape with long wavy black hair and tanned skin. He has bags under his eyes and thick lips. He wears a white toga with black vertical stripes, three on each side. Over his toga he has an orange sash, connected by strings, and has red lining and dark orange vertical stripes on it. Yama wears gold bracelets on both his wrist, and has wings on his back, like other Birkans.[1]


Yama is fanatically loyal to Enel, going so far as to reprimand Shura, Ohm, and Gedatsu for fighting in his presence.[4] He displays quite an amount of brutality in battle.[5] His ruthless fighting style gives him little respect for the world around him, as seen when he destroyed the ruins of Shandora during his fight with Robin. He has the interesting habit of saying "meh" often.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Despite his massive build, Yama is very acrobatic, agile, and fast. His comparatively tiny limbs are very strong as well. He was able to simply kick an iron ball fired from Genbo's Bazooka back to him, and was able to smash right through the ruins of Shandora with ease. Aside from his crush and slice method, he also uses powerful punches, kicks, and normal body slams combined with acrobatics to inflict heavy damage, courtesy of his immense weight and figure.


Ten-Fold Axe Infobox

The Ten-Fold Axe on Genbo.

Yama wields the Ten-Fold Axe (10連斬撃れんアックス Jūren Akkusu?), a sash with ten Axe Dials sewn on to it, which he uses to augment his belly drop on his opponents, adding cutting damage to the crushing.[6]


  • Axe Mountain (斬撃満点アックスマウンテン Akkusu Maunten?, literally "Slicing Attack Perfect Score"): Yama stretches the Ten-Fold Axe (a strip of cloth with ten Axe Dials sewn on to it like buttons) out in front of him and flies toward his opponent. When the axe makes contact, the opponent is stabbed by a sharp burst of air.[7] This attack's flaw is that the dials must be on the side of the sash facing the opponent, otherwise, they can injure the user as well.[8]
  • Stomach Mountain (腹部満点ストマックマウンテン Sutomakku Maunten?, literally "Stomach Perfect Score"): Yama does a simple body slam which, given his weight, can be devastating.[9]
  • Punch Mountain (拳満点パンチマウンテン Panchi Maunten?, literally "Fist Perfect Score"): A simple punch, that again, can be quite powerful due to Yama's strength and weight.[10]
  • Drop Mountain (落下満点ドロップマウンテン Doroppu Maunten?, literally "Falling Perfect Score"): Yama leaps into the air, flips several times, and delivers a flying drop kick to the enemy.[11]


Sky Island SagaEdit

Skypiea ArcEdit

Yama's Rampage

Yama wrecks the ancient city.

Yama first appeared to tell off the three remaining priests for fighting in Enel's presence. Later in the Survival Game, he fought against Genbo. After Genbo easily defeated Yama's underlings, the commander himself stepped into the fray.

Though Genbo fought hard, Yama effectively crushed Genbo by deflecting the cannonball fired from his own weapon back to him. Yama finished the fight by stabbing Genbo with his Ten-Fold Axe.[5]

Robin Defeats Yama

Robin defeats Yama.

Yama later attacked Nico Robin, who was in the process of studying the remains of Shandora. During the fight, Yama did not notice (or did not care) that he was destroying the ruins.[12] Infuriated by his disregard of history, Robin proceeded to go all out, employing rather painful methods such as slamming Yama into a tree and flipping his Ten-Fold Axe to hit him.

After this beating, Yama begged and apologized to Robin, saying that he now understood the value of history.[13] Robin ignored his plea, stating that what he did was still inexcusable. When Yama tried to grab Robin, she broke his fingers with her extra arms and used Cien Fleur: Delphinium to hurl the commander off a cliff and down to a lower level of Upper Yard and held him in a lock position to increase the potential impact. She then used "Doce Fleur: Clutch" to snap him before he crashed into the ground. Once the war ended, Yama and the other priests (excluding Gedatsu) were banished to a desert cloud after Enel's defeat.

Major BattlesEdit


Video GamesEdit

Enemy AppearancesEdit

Non-Playable AppearancesEdit


  • Yama continues the tradition of naming the enemies of Skypiea after ideas from Dharmic religions. As well as being the Japanese word for "mountain" ( yama?), it is also the name of the lord of death in Hinduism and vedic mythology, and the judge of the dead in Buddhism and related belief systems.
    • A yama is also a code of conduct described in various Hindu scriptures.
  • All of Yama's techniques include the word "Mountain" (マウンテン Maunten?), which sounds very similar to the Japanese word for "Perfect Score" (満点 Manten?), the pun being the kanji of his attack names includes "Manten" as a transliteration.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 27 Chapter 254 (p. 10) and Episode 167, Yama is introduced.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 194) , Yama's birthday is given.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0301), Information about Yama is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 27 Chapter 254 (p. 7) and Episode 167, first appearance of Yama.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 28 Chapter 261 and Episode 171, Yama duels Genbo.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 28 Chapter 261 and Episode 171, The Ten-Fold Axe is seen.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 28 Chapter 261 and Episode 171, Axe Mountain is first used.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 29 Chapter 265 and Episode 174, Robin discovers Axe Mountain's weakness.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 28 Chapter 261 and Episode 174, Stomach Mountain is first used.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 28 Chapter 264 and Episode 174, Punch Mountain is first used.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 29 Chapter 265 and Episode 174, Drop Mountain is first used.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 28 Chapter 264 and Episode 174, Yama destroys Shandora.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 29 Chapter 265 and Episode 174, Yama apologizes to Robin.

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