Saturday, October 16, 2010


As the Strawhats arrive on Little Garden they are being targeted by the number 3 pair of Baroque officer agents. The female member of the third pair is known by the code name Miss Goldenweek, which apparently is a week in Japan with numerous holidays in it. Her appearance is that of a young girl although is not revealed if she is truly a kid or rather just a young looking adult. While she has what would seem like Devil Fruit abilities Oda revealed you uses a form of hypnotism. Her hypnotism is in the form of Color Traps which when painted on objects using different designs and colors can induce certain feelings in that person. It is strange, because physically she is very weak although she was able to stop Luffy. She does not seem to have an overtly evil attitude as many of the agents do , but rather a laid back I do not give a crap attitude. She is seen on numerous times just lazying around during a battle enjoying her rice crackers. Even goes so far as to make her partner give her a cup of tea because she is to lazy to get it. Her abilities to use her painting are formidable against opponent, but if they figure away around them then she has no physical defense and is easily beaten. Another useful thing is she can assist with Mr. 3 when he uses his powers to paint them to make them look much cooler. On a scale of power in villains she would rank at a very low end of the scale, but as a support unit she can come in very handy as evidence with how she stopped Luffy numerous times even though he was clearly superior in fighting strength. Her design is unique and different with her powers being truly different than anything seen before. Her being confirmed as not having a Devil Fruit also lends to the fact there are other "power" like opponents that Luffy will face who don't use Devil Fruits. Her character is not all that exciting either, but it does provide some humour moments during the battle, because she remains calm and uninterested no matter what is going on at all times.

Also in a special cover story of One Piece it is revealed she does have some loyalty and decides to mount a rescue mission to rescue all the arrested members of Baroque works. This puts her in a league above many of the other villains and gives her some redeeming qualities. After the cover story we do not see or hear about her again. IN the overall villains of One Piece she has a small part and besides certain things is very forgettable. However her partner will end up playing a much more important role to the story as next time I discuss Mr. 3. Let me know what you think of her abilities and her character and whether or not you guys enjoyed her as a character.

Monday, October 11, 2010


MR. 5

Mr. 5 is an officer agent in Baroque Works and is the partner to Miss Valentine. He arrive at Whiskey Peak to assassinate Vivi and Igaram after it is revealed they know the true identity of the man in charge. He has a very interesting Devil Fruit known as the Bomb Bomb Fruit which allows him to turn any part of his body into a bomb as well as rendering all explosions to his body useless. He is an over confident man and thinks he can no possibly lose with his great power. To a normal opponent this maybe true but against Luffy his power is nothing. He is easily defeated by Luffy and Zoro at Whiskey Peak. His return at Little Garden does not do much as well, but he reveals that even his breathe can be explosive as he uses it as ammunition for a special revolver he owns. While it is quite affective against Ussop it still does not allow him to gain a victory. His arrogant nature is part of his downfall because he underestimates his opponents and over estimates himself. He also finds the idea of caring for friends to be ridiculous and very naive. These ideals go contrary to those held by Luffy and his crew therefore he is a villain which directly opposes them on a philosophical level. While he does not actually accomplish any horrendous actions like some villains his attempts garner him a higher place than alot of other villains. Overall his power was unique and held the potential to be very powerful, but was not really all that compare to what villains we see later on in One Piece. Many fans bring him up when a discussion involving cool Devil Fruit powers occur or about powers which did not show their true potential. Although he was not that great in terms of character he still holds a place in many fans hearts and is not truly forgotten. As compared to many of the villains before him he did have exceptional powers and gave us the readers the idea there would truly be stronger opponents for the crew in the Grandline. Far from the worst villain, but not the best either he is still truly a One Piece original.