|Big Mom Pirates|
|Romanized Name:||Biggu Mamu Kaizokudan|
|English Name:||Big Mom Pirates|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 651; Episode 571|
|Total Bounty:||At least 330,000,000|
Sometime after the Whitebeard War, Big Mom's crew agreed to protect Fishman Island in exchange for ten tons of sweets a month. However, Linlin rarely enforces her protection on the island, as she did nothing to prevent the civil war between the Ryugu Kingdom and the New Fishman Pirates, as her pirates even stated that a civil war was not their problem. Around this time would also be when the remnants of the Sun Pirates, including Jinbe, would come to work under Big Mom, although she primarily let them do as they pleased.
After Fishman Island was nearly destroyed by the New Fishman Pirates' coup d'état, Tamago and Pekoms arrived to collect the candy payment while disregarding the civil war. Meanwhile, Bobbin had finished attacking another of their territories due to the failure of delivering Charlotte Linlin her candy payment. Back at Fishman Island, when Tamago and Pekoms found out about the situation, they reported it to Bobbin, who told Big Mom, who in turn phoned Fishman Island. Luffy answered and took responsibility for the lost candy; declaring war against Big Mom, stating that it was dangerous to leave the island under the control of someone who would destroy it just for candy. Pekoms later defeated Caribou with a single punch after he tried to retrieve the treasure Luffy had given them as compensation for the candy.
The Big Mom Pirates' Jolly Roger is a skull with thick lips and wearing a pirate tricorne, on a fluffy background (which could represent Linlin's hair in some fashion) with several candy canes crossed behind it (one on the right, three stacked together on the left), in place of normal crossbones. A tree is seen coming out of the cane on the bottom right.
Captained by one of the Yonko, it can be presumed that the Big Mom Pirates are incredibly strong. One of their members, Bobbin, was powerful enough to pillage an entire country with only a handful of men, and Pekoms single-handedly defeated Caribou, a Logia user and Super Rookie, on his own and with a single attack. His bounty is also very high, at 330,000,000. It was said that if an island does not pay its tribute she will destroy it using her army of "monsters". Indeed her crew so far has been quite varied, consisting of a long-legged person, a talking lion capable of turning into a tortoise, a wide-faced mask-wearing man, and a three-eyed girl, making her crew one of the most diverse since the Straw Hat Pirates themselves.
Furthermore, Linlin has several islands under her control, and the citizens of Fishman Island, fearing her wrath, agreed to produce the ten tons of candy she orders every month. They also have multiple ships and allies, some of which were sunk by Eustass Kid. After Whitebeard died, the Sun Pirates apparently joined with them so Fishman Island would be under her protection, which increased the Big Mom Pirates' power. Jinbe, however, is not really loyal to her and is thinking of leaving her.
The Big Mom Pirates' ship is enormous, easily over ten times the size of the Thousand Sunny. It has a prevalent confectionery theme, having frosting over its railings, ice cream cones at the top of its masts, candy canes and wafers on the sides of the main deck, and a large candle-lit, double-layered cake directly behind its figurehead. The figurehead is a clown with a tricorne hat and a crown that sings about itself being a ship. The ship has numerous cannons mounted on its side.
List of protected territoriesEdit
The Big Mom Pirates are known to have the following territories under their protection:
- Whole Cake Island (base of operation)
- Fishman Island (protectorate)
- Unknown country (former protectorate, burned down)
The crew members call their captain "Mama" and fear her, as she can throw violent rages when she does not receive the candy she expects, as well as cannibalizing her subordinates. Bobbin and a three-eyed girl seem to be the only known exceptions in fearing her.
Linlin herself has great influence, as her declaration of protecting Fishman Island continued the island's peace when Edward Newgate died along with his protection. However, her "protection" is little more than extortion, as failure to make a payment will result in Fishman Island (or any other island that cannot pay their tribute) being destroyed, with no grace period whatsoever. This makes her method similar to that of the Arlong Pirates. After acquiring the candy from the various islands, the crew would hold a tea party.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 66 Chapter 651, "Big Mom" appears in Sanji's thought bubble. The crew's name is given in Tamago's and Pekom's infoboxes.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 62 Chapter 610 and Episode 528, Pappug explains how Linlin took over Newgate's protection.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 730.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 651 and Episode 571, Bobbins report to Linlin about burning down a country that failed to make the monthly tribute.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 68 Chapter 674, Pekoms and Tamago witnessing onscreen the chemical weapon Caesar demonstrated.