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Yasopp,[7] known as "Chaser",[3] is the sniper of the Red Hair Pirates.[8] He is also the father of Usopp[9] and the husband of Banchina.[10]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

His appearance is very similar to his son, Usopp. However, he does not share the same long nose and has blond hair, the former being a hereditary trait of Usopp's mother, as well as her darker shade of hair.[9] Twenty years ago, Yasopp had the same tight curls and black hair as Usopp,[11] and in Romance Dawn, his hair was styled in loose waves,[12] but later appearances show him with it in dreadlocks. In addition to that, his body was slimmer while in his latest appearance[2], it seems to have become more muscular.[13]

His name was written on his headband,[2] while in his latest appearance, he has no headband and his name is written on his upper right arm.[13] During his time in Foosha Village, he wore a dark-blue shirt, dark-green pants reaching down to his calves, and blue shoes with buckles on them. He donned his headband at this time.[2] At Marineford, he sports a dark A-shirt, short pants, standard boots, and a large belt with a bag attached to it. There is also a little necklace around his neck. He retains his trademark star-patterned cape, and he has his rifle attached to his back via a band. 

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Yasopp's initial appearance on Chapter 1's color cover.
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Yasopp's initial appearance in Chapter 1's interiors.
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Alternative depiction of Yasopp, from Chapter 41's cover.
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Yasopp's initial appearance as depicted in the anime.
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Yasopp's concept art (Jaya Arc appearance) from the anime.
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Personality[edit | edit source]

I miss him too. But I cannot help him because of one reason, the pirate flag has called me to stand up to this point!
— Yasopp on his son[2]


He shares many personality traits with his son, including being able to encourage the rest of his crew to join in with his fun. He is very proud of his son, Usopp, to the point where he would often talk about his son over and over again to Luffy, which led Luffy to recognize Usopp on sight from Yasopp's stories alone. During his time in Luffy's village, Yasopp felt close to Luffy because he is the same age as his son whom he left at home.[9]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Family[edit | edit source]

Usopp[edit | edit source]

Usopp is Yasopp's son. Usopp does not know much about his father, only that he is a member of Shanks's pirate crew, a fact that he takes great pride in.[9] It is said by Merry back at Syrup Village that Usopp started lying that pirates were coming to the village, hoping that his father would come back when his mother fell ill.[14] While the Red-Haired Pirates were docked at Windmill Village, Yasopp often spoke fondly of his son to a young Monkey D. Luffy.[2] Usopp greatly respects his father and has inherited his phenomenal marksmanship.

Banchina[edit | edit source]

Banchina was Yasopp's wife. Bachina persuaded him to go and fulfill his dream to become a pirate. He did so and left her and their son to join Shanks twelve years ago. Banchina was proud of her husband and admired his braveness.[10]

Crew[edit | edit source]

Shanks[edit | edit source]

Yasopp first met Shanks in Syrup Village two years after Gol D. Roger's execution. Shanks had heard of Yasopp's sniping skills and recruited Yasopp to join his crew. Yasopp is shown to be very loyal to his captain and is close enough to be one of his officers. He enjoys partying with him and the rest of the crew.

Other[edit | edit source]

Vista[edit | edit source]

Yasopp and Vista look at each other.

At the end of the Battle of Marineford, Yasopp and Vista were seen looking at each other with discontent.[13] The Blue Deep databook mentions that something happened in the past between the two of them.

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

As one of the officers of an Emperor's crew, it can be assumed Yasopp is very powerful. He is marked as very notorious by the world government and Marines.

Marksmanship[edit | edit source]

It's nothing, I could shoot the antenna of an ant 100 ft away.


Yasopp is noted to be a tremendously skilled marksman, capable of shooting the antennae off of an ant at one hundred feet away without harming the rest of it. Luffy also stated that he had never seen him miss a shot.[2] His reputation was such that when Shanks was looking for potential crew members, he sought out Yasopp who had apparently already made quite a name for himself.[11]

In a filler episode, Daddy Masterson was a highly skilled sniper of the Marines and was known as one of the best. However, Yasopp was easily able to defeat him in a duel.[15]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Being a sniper, he carries guns around with him almost all the time. Early on he is seen carrying a flintlock pistol[2], but later he carries a musket.[13]

History[edit | edit source]

Past[edit | edit source]

The Early Years[edit | edit source]

Yasopp being recruited by Shanks at age 25.

Two years after the Pirate King Gol D. Roger was executed and three years before Usopp was born, Shanks appeared on Gecko Island asking for a man named 'Yasopp' and introducing himself as a pirate.[11]

Romance Dawn[edit | edit source]

Eventually, when Usopp was young, Yasopp left his home to become a pirate and joined the Red Hair Pirates and followed them to Luffy's hometown.

While at Foosha Village, Yasopp would often demonstrate his incredible shooting skills to Luffy, as well as tell him stories of his son, Usopp. He left the village with the others and sailed to the Grand Line.[2]

East Blue Saga[edit | edit source]

Loguetown Arc[edit | edit source]

Dracule Mihawk visited the Red Hair Pirates and showed Shanks Luffy's wanted poster, which surprised Yasopp. He was hungover (as was the rest of the crew) but they threw another party anyway.[16]

Sky Island Saga[edit | edit source]

Jaya Arc[edit | edit source]

Yasopp was with his crew when Rockstar came back from Whitebeard's ship. Even then in the cold snow, the crew was having a party.[17]

Water 7 Saga[edit | edit source]

Post-Enies Lobby Arc[edit | edit source]

When Shanks decided to visit Whitebeard, Yasopp questioned Shanks's real intentions for attacking Whitebeard since he had apparently said he would not start a fight.[18]

Summit War Saga[edit | edit source]

Marineford Arc[edit | edit source]

Yasopp arrived at Marineford along with the rest of the Red Hair Pirates to try and end the war. Yasopp was seen standing alongside Shanks and the rest of the crew, preparing for potential combat, but Sengoku accepted the truce and ended the war.[13]

Post-War Arc[edit | edit source]

Shanks took Ace and Whitebeard and buried them on an unknown island somewhere in the New World. Yasopp and the rest of the crew, along with the Whitebeard Pirates, attended the funeral to pay their respects.[19]

Four Emperors Saga[edit | edit source]

From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc[edit | edit source]

Yasopp reading the newspaper

After the timeskip, Yasopp and some members of the Red Hair Pirates were at the ruins of a certain island. He was in good spirits while reading a newspaper about the Straw Hat Pirates' new bounties.[20]

Major Battles[edit | edit source]

Filler Battles[edit | edit source]

Early One Piece[edit | edit source]

Yasopp seems to have been the final draft of a headband wearing crew member that appeared in several panels in the original Romance Dawn. Yasopp also has a similar pose in a panel that was reused in the final version. The panel was mirrored in the final version so Yasopp is on the opposite side of his Romance Dawn V.1 counterpart, although his pose itself is not mirrored. Similarly, both he and the Romance Dawn head band wearing member were also helping load supplies when it came time for the crew to leave in both stories.

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A panel from the first version Romance Dawn V.1...
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...and a similar panel from the final version used in One Piece.

Anime and Manga Differences[edit | edit source]

In the anime only, Yasopp revealed during a duel with Daddy Masterson that he had been a hopeless father who was unable to do anything for his wife and son.[15]

Luigia has stated that Yasopp was a liar when he was young.[24]

During the Marineford Arc, he attempted to fight the Blackbeard Pirates by showing his gun in a threatening manner to Van Augur.[25]

Translation and Dub Issues[edit | edit source]

Yasopp was (alongside Zeff) inserted into 4Kids' heavily-truncated version of the Reverse Mountain Arc as a means of establishing the "Grand Compass" without Laboon or Crocus. Here, the compass is depicted as something that Yasopp left in Syrup Village to help Usopp become a pirate, as explained via a "flashback" created with footage from Episode 9. While not a plot hole in itself, it should be noted that canon indicates nothing about Yasopp wanting Usopp to go out to sea so early.

The 4Kids dub also removed the writing on his bandanna, as it did with most in-universe writing.

Merchandise[edit | edit source]

He was issued alongside his son Usopp in a One Piece Block Figures set featuring the Straw Hats and their past mentors/loved ones.

Video Games[edit | edit source]

Playable Appearances[edit | edit source]

Support Appearances[edit | edit source]

Non-Playable Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the anime, his name on his headband is misspelled as "Yassopp".
  • Yasopp's favorite food is the fish of the season.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 4, Yasopp makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 25 (p. 16-17) and Episode 9, Yasopp talks to Luffy about Usopp.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Card #0019), Yasopp's information is revealed.
  4. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 194) , Yasopp's birthday is given.
  5. Eternal Log, Yasopp has a bounty, but it is obscured.
  6. Interestingly, the 4Kids dubbed anime is the only version to assign the same actor to Yasopp and Usopp.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 20), Yasopp's name is romanized on his bandana.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 95 Chapter 957 (p. 13), Beckman, Roo, and Yasopp are mentioned as officers.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 25 (p. 14-16) and Episode 9, Yasopp is revealed to be Usopp's father.
  10. 10.0 10.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 41 (p. 14) and Episode 17, Banchina talks to Usopp about his father.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 0 Chapter 0 (p. 19-20) and Episode 0, Shanks knows Yasopp by name.
  12. Romance Dawn, Version 1 (p. 11-12), Yasopp appears in Romance Dawn.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 9-10) and Episode 489, The Red Hair Pirates end the war in Marineford.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 41 (p. 15-16) and Episode 17, Merry explains Usopp's past.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 One Piece Anime — Episode 50, Daddy and Yasopp duel.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 15-17) and Episode 45, The Red Hair Pirates are visited by Mihawk.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 14-15) and Episode 151, The Red Hair Pirates receive word from Rockstar.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 434 (p. 2-17) and Episode 316, Whitebeard and Shanks meet on the Moby Dick.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 590 (p. 8-9) and Episode 505, The Red Hair Pirates attend Whitebeard's and Ace's funeral.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 837, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 24.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 30-35) and Episode 4, The Red Hair Pirates defeat Higuma and his bandits.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 (p. 3) and Episode 434, A Marine report states that the Red Hair Pirates and Kaido have gotten into a dispute.
  23. One Piece Manga — Vol. 92 Chapter 928.
  24. One Piece Anime — Episode 427, Luigia states Yasopp was a liar when he was young.
  25. One Piece Anime — Episode 489, Yasopp threatens Van Augur with his gun.

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