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Balloon is a Ruku (怪鳥(ルク) Ruku?, literally translated as "monstrous bird") from Romance Dawn V.2 and best friend to Ann. It was sought after by Spiel for its magical blood, and was the last of its species. It always returns to Ann's side no matter where she is when separated.

AppearanceEdit

Balloon is a large, rounded bird with features similar to that of a panda-bird hybrid. He has an elongated beak, and is large enough to carry at least one human on his back and another in his beak.

TriviaEdit

Panda Birds

The Chapter eight title page showing "Balloon" like birds

In One Piece, there is a scene where Luffy accidentally gets himself caught by a giant bird. The way the bird caught Luffy in its beak is similar to the way Balloon transported Luffy back to Ann.[1] The title page of the manga chapter in which this scene happens also shows several small "Balloon" like birds.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga -Vol.1 Chapter 8, Luffy is caught by a giant bird in similar fashion with Balloon.

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Romance Dawn V.1: Luffy  •  Shanks  •  Silk  •  Galley
Romance Dawn V.2: Luffy  •  Luffy's grandpa  •  Ann  •  Balloon  •  Spiel
Romance Dawn V.3: Gold Roger  •  Luffy  •  Shanks  •  Benn Beckman  •  Lucky Roo  •  Yasopp  •  Higuma  •  Makino  •  Woop Slap
Romance Dawn Story: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Nico Robin  •  Nami  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Tony Tony Chopper  •  Sanji  •  Franky  •  Usopp  •  Brook  •  Silk  •  Galley
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Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Nami  •  Ganzack  •  Medaka  •  Herring  •  Skid
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