By agreeing to a one-on-one fight with Luffy, he could not attack his crew. From the East Blue to the New World, anything related to the world of One Piece belongs here! However, with Luffy's choice of piracy, even the favor and admiration are not enough to let him spare Luffy's life during their encounter at Marineford, though whether it was because he felt that Ace was too much of a risk to be left alive, because letting Luffy go publicly would get him into severe trouble, or because he has something personal against pirates is unknown. Even though Sengoku supported Aokiji as a candidate for the next fleet admiral, many of the upper brass of the World Government nominated Akainu. His standard outfit while in the Marines consists of a white buttoned-up vest with standing collar over a long-sleeved navy blue shirt, with matching white trousers and black dress shoes. Kuzan looked out to sea, telling them how when some follow their dreams, it could lead to pain and sadness of others. Sold by Cool Japan Hobby Market [Guaranteed Authenticity] and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. [55][43] Despite the speed at which Kuzan can flash-freeze massive amounts of water, the ice he forms in the process tends to be extremely thick, able to persist for long periods, several days even. [49], Compared to most Logia users who, when transformed, can let physical attacks slip through their "fluid" bodies without having their forms too disrupted, Kuzan can be more easily "hit" since ice is a solid element. Kuzan is also acquainted with Smoker, since he mentioned his message given to him about Luffy, though Kuzan chose not to give it, as he thought it was stupid. [21] They were also talking together in his office about Smoker's transfer to G-5. Kuzan has neither confirmed nor denied these suspicions.[79]. Kuzan first appeared near Firs Island's on his bicycle, watching an explosion caused by the fight between Z and Borsalino. After that, he stands down. No.575 Navy admiral and Chill-Chill Fruit user. \"Hiehie\" (冷え冷え/ひえひえ, \"Hiehie\"?) Powers and Stats. He then told Smoker to be wary of Doflamingo and to ask the fleet admiral to dispatch the admirals as soon as possible. Too bad. Details No. Aokiji started to call Robin a demon and an unfortunate woman. This disgust dates back many years, as during the time when both were still vice admirals, Sakazuki killed innocent Ohara civilians to ensure that none of the archaeologists escaped the Buster Call, causing Kuzan to call him a fool for overdoing things. Luffy tried to send him flying with his Gomu Gomu no Storm, but he was quickly frozen up by Aokiji. He always tried to follow orders, but sometimes found his own ideals in opposition to them. Sakazuki is an incredibly tall, light-skinned, unusually muscular man (the most muscular of the former admirals). Due to Kuzan's power, the fated conflict between him and the Straw Hats prompted Luffy to be less naive towards future conflicts;[24] for this reason Kuzan served as the starting point for Luffy to push his strength beyond his limits. The One Piece manga and anime series features an extensive cast of characters created by Eiichiro Oda.The series takes place in a fictional universe where vast numbers of pirates, soldiers, revolutionaries, and other adventurers fight each other, using various superhuman and supernatural abilities. Some say he's the best fighter in the Navy, but he also exhibits a laid-back attitude and a tendency to act without consulting HQ. Aokiji freezing the water at the Marine Headquarter's bay. He later helped his former instructor to protect Ain, Binz, and the Straw Hat Pirates from Borsalino's fleet attack by creating an ice wall so that Z could fight to his heart's content. From the East Blue to the New World, anything related to the world of One Piece belongs here! However, he told them again he was not their enemy anymore and reminded them if he was he wouldn't be in a hot spring where he couldn’t use his powers. 4. Statistics Luffy, having been (once more) prevented from reaching the execution platform, then gets cornered by Aokiji. At age 19, Kuzan enlisted in the Marines and came under the tutelage of instructor Zephyr. Kuzan's given name can mean "Nine Mountains" if written in kanji (九山. [2] It is unknown what standing he has with the crew, but some like Jesus Burgess are not so quick to trust him because of his past as a Marine, but Blackbeard pays it no mind. Alive 1 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 3 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 4 One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 "...Guess you guys are dying now." He then left by appearing to instantly disappear with his ice abilities.[73]. In the manga originally, Aokiji met the Straw Hat Pirates at Tonjit's hut after the Davy Back Fight. Despite being a Marine, this compassion can even extend to pirates as long as their actions are mostly benevolent. [81] He eventually arrived shortly after the conflict between the Straw Hat Pirates and the G-5 Marines. After the Paramount War, he strongly disagreed with Akainu becoming the next Fleet Admiral. Eventually, Kuzan stood down. Chapter 303; Episode 225[1] Aokiji is the first Admiral to debut in One Piece. Kuzan appears in the Nami and Marineford versions of the, His alias and other admiral aliases (Aokiji, Akainu, and Kizaru), are taken from, In the 3rd of the fan polls, he is ranked as the second most popular. Later, he asked for Garp to lend him a ride on his ship back to Marine Headquarters because riding back there on his bike was "such a bother". During the Summit War, Kuzan was seen using advanced-grade Busoshoku Haki to negate an extremely powerful quake shockwave sent out by Whitebeard, by generating, with his fellow admirals, an emitted shield combination of their three Haki.[62]. Aokiji's face up close before the timeskip. Sanji tried to kick him but was grabbed by the thigh. Chilly [19], Otherwise, Kuzan is shown to have enough navigation skill to be able to traverse the Grand Line seas using a simple bicycle (assisted by his ice powers to create a track by which to cycle on the water). Meaning: Kuzan's alias, "Aokiji", means "Blue Pheasant" in Japanese. Table of Contents. After this, Smoker discussed with Kuzan about the latter's current status. Debut: As it happened, Saul was also Robin's best friend at the time, and it became a very traumatic moment for the little girl, who is fearful of Kuzan to this date. He also non-canonically helped the Straw Hat Pirates by giving them information about former admiral Z’s plans to destroy the New World. He has a recurring phrase, "Arara", meaning "Oh, my", which is frequently used when something surprises him. According to Smoker, the battle between these two was so ferocious that it literally changed the weather of Punk Hazard Island. [3], After leaving the Marines, Kuzan met a large penguin named Camel and the two of them became traveling companions. He is also quite adept in swordsmanship. “Admiral Aokiji, sir!” All of a sudden, Jozu attacks him and Aokiji is caught off-guard, even bleeding from his mouth. Aokiji woke up and began to make excuses that he wanted to inspect something. His lack of interest and "Lazy Justice" (だらけきった正義, Darakekitta Seigi? The Blackbeard Pirates' flag is that of three scowling skulls: one looking left, one looking forward, and one looking right. Birthday: According to Jinbe, Kuzan was very popular with the troops of any rank, which was why most flag officers favored him as candidate for the position of fleet admiral.[16]. Also, his hair was curlier compared to his current hairstyle. During his time with the Marines, Aokiji was loyal to the World Government. Gleefully, Tonjit walked to the door of his house, only to bump into the sleeping Aokiji. Aokiji mutters how slow they are at raising the encircling walls in time. With Chô, Hiroaki Hirata, Hiroshi Kamiya, Takehito Koyasu. What a beautiful day for a nap, Aokiji thought as he reclined on the deck, eyes closed, basking in the early morning sunshine. After he calmed them down by saying that he wasn't out to capture them, he warned them of Z's power and his mission to destroy the New World. Hie Hie no Mi The Five Elders were upset with Aokiji's action and remarked that he should watch his rank.[1]. He then called Spandam, who was ready to have his unit finish a mission, and informed him that Robin was heading to Water 7. Players can unlock him in the third game's Dream Log Mode. Kuzan is shown to have a grudging respect for the young captain, even though he is a pirate. He felt he owed Luffy for his defeat of Crocodile, but it also indebted to his grandfather Vice Admiral Garp for a yet unknown reason. Kuzan told him he might die, as Z responded that was no problem if he could rid the world of evil. [27], Donquixote Doflamingo and Smoker have speculated that sometime around the timeskip, Kuzan affiliated himself with the Underworld of Brokers. [32], The first hint given to Kuzan's reputation was with Nico Robin; though arguably the most well-composed of the Straw Hats, she was shown completely panicked and losing her grip in the admiral's presence, this relating to her childhood trauma (despite Kuzan having spared her as a child). Japanese VA: September 21st[6] before switching to Lazy Justice. Akainu didn’t let Aokiji freely leave after the battle. Blackbeard Pirates;[2] Marines[1] (resigned)[3] Kuzan fought the pirates believing they shouldn't protect her. Kuzan stated he was still himself, seemingly reassuring Smoker. Later, he met with the Straw Hat crew again and explained Z's plan to use the Dyna Stones to destroy all the three Endpoints and then release the Grande Imbuto, which would destroy the New World and everyone in it, pirates and civilians alike. Used; Has Oxidation YAKARA CAN BADGE YELLOW ONE PIECE Kuzan Aokiji Pinback Button Pin Blind box badges sold exclusively at Mugiwara Stores in Japan.. クザン Images of the Aokiji / Kuzan voice actors from the One Piece franchise. [11] He also wears a yellow tie divided geometrically by black lines and a sleep mask on his forehead. Aokiji has been a choice character in several series of merchandise. Brook asked what he was then, with Kuzan finding being questioned bothersome. So much for my nap. However, after losing the position to Sakazuki, he resigned from the Marines. When he enters the headquarters building, a Marine officer approaches him in tears reporting his inability to capture Luffy. Twenty years later, he followed Robin to Long Ring Long Land island where she was now in the service of the Straw Hat Pirates. I believe that the fight ended with Akainu not being able to walk out neither was Aokiji but Akainu was declared the winner because after 10 days he was the strongest one but if Akainu was to kill his fellow comrade there he would be labeled as a murderer so his position would be left in jeopardy. He was nominated by Sengoku for the position of fleet admiral. He and Akainu dueled each other for the position of the next Fleet Admiral, the ensuing battle lasting ten days due to their near-even strength. In his youth, Kuzan wore a white marine cap and a shirt. In accordance with the age difference between him and the other pre-time skip admirals, Kuzan does not refer to himself with "Washi" (儂, "Washi"? Color: Various After the Straw Hat Pirates finished the Davy Back Fight, they returned to Tonjit with the pirate flag. Aokiji’s intercession saves Smoker and sends Joker off to rethink his strategy, leaving unanswered questions about Aokiji's current status. He was later seen at Z's grave, telling Ain and Binz that he died like he wanted to. Unsure of being able to grant his transfer, he assured he would negotiate with Sengoku for approval. He then got stabbed by Whitebeard's bisento, to which pirates are seen wondering if Aokiji was stabbed with Haki and if he was dead. After Whitebeard's death, Aokiji froze the sea once again in order for the pirates to not leave Marineford. Download. [37][38] Ultimately, Kuzan himself emerged from the war almost entirely unscathed, with nothing but a small bruise to show for it. They battled for 10 days, but Kuzan was defeated and he resigned from the Marines rather than serve under Sakazuki. The battle lasted for ten days, and their respective powers caused Punk Hazard to permanently be frozen on one half and burning on the other. Kuzan then froze Jaguar D. Saul using his Devil Fruit powers, killing his friend. His standard outfit while in the Marines consists of a white buttoned-up vest with standing collar over a long-sleeved navy blue shirt and matching white trou… Not only does this keep him from drowning, it also allows him to prevent enemies from escaping by sea via freezing their ships in place, or render the sea solid battleground for entire armies to fight on. He told them that Z planned to destroy piracy by destroying the One Piece. [10], When Whitebeard's forces arrived and their captain used his Gura Gura no Mi powers to create two massive tidal waves, Aokiji freezes them both with Ice Age, then attacks Whitebeard with his Partisan. As Kuzan got out of the water, the Straw Hats saw his battle scarred body and his missing leg that he regrew with his ice powers. He looked around the island, seeing the ruins of a large city and a small boy named Grount huddled nearby. Ice-Ice Fruit (FUNimation)Chilly-Chilly Fruit (Viz) "We're being cornered. He's about as tall as his fellow admirals, with a square-shaped face, very pronounced facial features, and short black hair. [3], Nonetheless, having held such a high military office bears out Kuzan's leadership prowess (despite the outward indolence he showed in casual settings). [10] He has black, curly hair cut to chin length that fans out at the tips, tanned skin, and an altogether lean, long build. [69], Aokiji took Grount into the Marines, where he was given a metal attachment to control his left arm. However, if his icy body is shattered or damaged in any way, he can simply reform himself like other Logia users do. After being defeated, Kuzan chose to resign from the Marines rather than stay under Sakazuki's command. [34][35], In the Summit War, Kuzan's power was well-exemplified against the Whitebeard Pirates, with him engaging Whitebeard, the world's strongest pirate, head-to-head and holding his own, albeit briefly, until Jozu's interference. While the full extent of his involvement in the incident has yet to be revealed, it is clear that the destruction of the civilian fleet, ordered by the former vice admiral Sakazuki, who was later promoted to Admiral (and later Fleet Admiral), came as a complete shock to Kuzan. One Piece Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. A character analysis of Aokiji Kuzan from the story of One Piece. Behind them there are cross intersected sets of bones, in addition to the classic two. The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story. However, this friendship was not enough for Kuzan to spare Saul's life. I give Aokiji the edge, but he’ll need to be creative and he’ll be fighting a very defensive battle. Having reformed himself at some point, Aokiji can only remark at the motley crew that Luffy helped gather at Impel Down for his attempt at freeing Ace from the Marines.[77]. Despite his lazy lifestyle, he was more than willing to duel Akainu for the position of fleet admiral, despite not wanting the position himself. Meanwhile, the Straw Hats catch their breath as the Sunny makes its way through the rough seas of the New World -- where even a bit of hail portends doom! Aokiji is the only Admiral, so far, to voluntarily leave the World Government. Kuzan relies on his icy Devil Fruit powers in combat, using them to freeze enemies or conjure up constructs made of ice to attack with. [13], Aokiji was first encountered by the Straw Hat Pirates immediately following the conclusion of the Davy Back Fight and the fight against Foxy the Silver Fox. 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