Aokiji is the only Admiral, so far, to voluntarily leave the World Government. Alias: 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. 1754x1240 Aokiji by OnePieceDrawings on DeviantArt. 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. December 10, 2020 by Haise Ken. Kuzan detests fellow admiral Sakazuki, because the latter follows the policy of "Absolute Justice" to a deadly degree. Affiliations: Kuzan Kuzan is shown to have a grudging respect for the young captain, even though he is a pirate. Aokiji strongly opposed Akainu becoming fleet admiral and fought him for the position. Sometime later, Robin speculated that he was responsible for excluding all the non-Straw Hat Pirates (outside Franky, who joined the Straw Hats after the incident) from the report on the Enies Lobby incident and instead making them out to be innocent civilians who got caught up in all the commotion. If you want discussion, please sort the subreddit by New. ); altogether, his manner of speaking is far more lax than Borsalino’s (who’s exceedingly polite), containing a lot of ellipses and contractions, yet lacking the rude connotation of Sakazuki's speech, and being far more calm. 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! 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"? Further attesting to his skills as a leader, plus his charisma, is the support Kuzan enjoyed from among subordinate ranks to become the next fleet admiral following the Summit War, as well as having Sengoku himself personally select him to be his successor (as opposed to Akainu's backing coming mainly from governmental dignitaries). [23] He also stopped Donquixote Doflamingo from killing Smoker on Punk Hazard. His relaxed demeanor while performing the more macabre of his duties is similar to that of Borsalino, making him one of the more complicated characters in the series. Aokiji has been a choice character in several series of merchandise. They had passed his "test" far beyond his expectations. [15] He is disgusted by Sakazuki's brutal actions in dealing with situations (such as the Ohara Incident), calling him a fool. Having left the Marines and realizing just how truly corrupt the World Government had become after the timeskip, Kuzan became a wanderer. A character analysis of Aokiji Kuzan from the story of One Piece. Luffy saved Robin in the nick of time, but Aokiji said that they should not try to save her and was going to stomp on her, but Usopp and Chopper managed to save her and drag her back to the ship. When he enters the headquarters building, a Marine officer approaches him in tears reporting his inability to capture Luffy. The majority of the characters are human, but the cast also includes giants, mermen and … Type: Aokiji trained Grount alongside Bonham and Zappa, but kept him out of the front lines until he could master his power. He immediately recognized Luffy's leadership on their first encounter; Luffy chose to settle things with him in a one-on-one duel, rather than jeopardize the entire crew being wiped out by allowing them to get involved. What a beautiful day for a nap, Aokiji thought as he reclined on the deck, eyes closed, basking in the early morning sunshine. It was literally translated in most dubs. "Better get going." Table of Contents. Similar to many of his colleagues (for example, Jaguar D. Saul and Smoker), after witnessing the senseless massacre of innocent people, Aokiji may have come to realize the depths to which the World Government will sink to fulfill their agendas. Aokiji merely pats him on the shoulder and tells him that it is okay. The Five Elders were upset with Aokiji's action and remarked that he should watch his rank.[1]. After a ten day duel, Akainu arose the victor, and Kuzan resigned from the marines, not wanting to serve under Akainu, while also forfeiting his marine alias and reverting to his real name. Kuzan then gave the crew an Eternal Pose leading to Piriodo. Kuzan and the Straw Hats were seen making their way to port, as he told about the great age of pirates. He stands at 306 cm (10'), making him taller than other massive characters like Jinbe, who is 301 cm. He enjoys sleeping, and would always wear a sleeping mask on his forehead when he was first introduced. He chose not to arrest or kill Luffy because the young pirate had defeated Crocodile beforehand, thus saving Arabasta from the latter's malevolence. After seeing that he failed to freeze Whitebeard's earthquake, he commented that he did not know that earthquakes could not be frozen. [51], Being of admiral rank, Kuzan holds proficiency in Haki,[61] both in Busoshoku and Kenbunshoku.[7]. [18], After Sengoku resigned, Admiral Aokiji was strongly opposed against Admiral Akainu becoming fleet admiral and fought him for the position, even though Kuzan himself originally had little interest in it. He has black, curly hair cut to chin length that fans out at the tips, tanned skin and an altogether lean, long build. ” – aokiji kuzan; 5-“Ooh… Guess I’m out of my league here. The sound of waves lapping gently against the side of the ship, the calls of gulls riding the wind, the thundering of a couple hundred feet across the deck… He frowned. Unsure of being able to grant his transfer, he assured he would negotiate with Sengoku for approval. [28], While an admiral, Kuzan held power over the thousands upon thousands of lower-ranked Marine personnel, his status being just below fleet admiral Sengoku's. As a child, Kuzan had a grimace on his face. [22] Kuzan was also visibly shocked when Luffy used Haoshoku Haki at which point he saw the young pirate as a dangerous element and tried to kill him. The Blackbeard Pirates' flag is that of three scowling skulls: one looking left, one looking forward, and one looking right. He then called Spandam, who was ready to have his unit finish a mission, and informed him that Robin was heading to Water 7. Aokiji's omGG powers.ICE AGE...!7 year edit: ALMOST AT 1MILLION VIEWS, WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT GUYS #BELIEVE9 year edit: WE MADE IT TO 2 MIL. Aokiji is the first Admiral to debut in One Piece. 47 (debut)49 (after timeskip)[5] [22] In the Punk Hazard Arc, he even goes as far as to call the Vice Admiral his friend after saving him from Donquixote Doflamingo. After Ace is freed, he attacks Ace and Luffy, but Ace blocked his attack with his fire. He attempted to strike Robin, but was parried by Zoro. Apparently, one of the reasons that he let Robin go during the destruction of Ohara is because of Saul. Kuzan exhibits a laid-back personality and only becomes serious when he needs to be. Kuzan has known Garp since his days before becoming an admiral, even owing him a debt for helping him sometime in the past. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Bandai Namco has released a new set of character trailers for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 featuring Borsalino (Kizaru), Kuzan (Aokiji), and Sakazuki (Akainu). [71] Spandam decided to wait until Robin arrived at Water 7. Aokiji (青雉, Aokiji?, literally meaning "Blue Pheasant")[1] However, just as the Straw Hats were about to leave, Aokiji appeared to have a change of heart, and announced that he was there to arrest Nico Robin on the account of understanding the forbidden Poneglyph text/language and for being the only survivor of Ohara. [3], Nonetheless, having held such a high military office bears out Kuzan's leadership prowess (despite the outward indolence he showed in casual settings). After that, it was reverted to katakana. Aokiji is then seen blocking Whitebeard's bisento attack with his Ice Ball. Therefore, Kuzan doesn't possess a fluid body like most other Logia users, and cannot simply dissolve out of harm's way. Akainu didn’t let Aokiji freely leave after the battle. Alive [10] He has black, curly hair cut to chin length that fans out at the tips, tanned skin, and an altogether lean, long build. Kuzan is shown to be impressed by Luffy's quick rise in infamy; Luffy and the Straw Hats escape from the Marines' strongest battle force; Luffy being able to escape Impel Down, bringing several notorious convicts with him; and Luffy being able to penetrate Marine Headquarters to ring the Ox Bell. The best GIFs are on GIPHY. Or, if they won they would be attacked by the Marines. Sanji and Zoro were also frozen on the leg and arm respectively. He can form many solid constructs out of his ice, such as swords, tridents, icicles, boulders, and spikes, and uses them in a variety of ways to attack enemies with. That only the World Government and highest ranking officers of the Marines knew about it. 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. With Chô, Hiroaki Hirata, Hiroshi Kamiya, Takehito Koyasu. [2], He is a minor antagonist of the Long Ring Long Land Arc (in the anime, one of the main antagonists of the Foxy's Return Arc), and along with the other Marines, he is one of the major antagonists of the Marineford Arc.[10]. He did his best to follow the government's commands, but at times found his own ideals in opposition to his orders. A while later, he was seen leaving Dock 1 on his bike. Kuzan looked out to sea, telling them how when some follow their dreams, it could lead to pain and sadness of others. Zoro rushed in attempting to cut him only to be caught by the wrist. He is also quite adept in swordsmanship. Admiral[1] (former);[3] Vice Admiral (former)[4] Item Description: Condition: Used; Back has oxidation as can be seen in the 5th picture provided. He was disgusted at the idea of serving under Akainu, so he resigned as a result and lived his life as a wanderer. He always tried to follow orders, but sometimes found his own ideals in opposition to them. While he follows Lazy Justice, he does understand the position his ranking puts him in and does not hesitate to do what is necessary for the needs of the Marines, even if reluctantly. Aokiji told them not to spout nonsense before grabbing the bisento and using his Ice Block Partisan attack. Blood Type: [2], Even during Kuzan's days as a vice admiral over two decades ago, his strength was already considered abnormal for someone of his rank, as illustrated by him taking down Jaguar D. Saul, an ex-vice admiral and extremely powerful giant, with great ease in a mere two attacks, after his foe had fled at his mere sight. 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