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The Big Mom Pirates[1] are a powerful pirate crew. The crew's captain is Charlotte Linlin, one of the Yonko, and their base of operations is Whole Cake Island. They serve as one of the central antagonistic groups in the Pirate Alliance Saga and Yonko Saga.



At some point, Caesar Clown was commissioned by Big Mom to do some specific research. The research failed, but Caesar took the money anyway, making him an enemy of the Big Mom Pirates.[2]

During the TimeskipEdit

Sometime after the Whitebeard War, Big Mom's crew agreed to protect Fishman Island in exchange for ten tons of sweets a month.[3] 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. Also during the time-skip, Firetank Pirates allied themselves with the crew.

Some time before the Straw Hat Pirates arrived to Fishman Island, Eustass Kid sank two of Big Mom's allies' ships.

Fishman Island ArcEdit

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 right before 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.

Pirate Alliance SagaEdit

Punk Hazard ArcEdit

Pekoms and Tamago are later seen watching Caesar Clown's Den Den Mushi broadcast on his chemical weapon of mass destruction. After seeing Caesar's defeat by Luffy, Tamago suggested they call Big Mom.

Dressrosa ArcEdit

Curly Hats Attack Big Mom Pirates

The Sunny crew causes an explosion and escapes the Big Mom Pirates.

The crew approached Dressrosa on their ship, with the intent of capturing Caesar and sinking the Straw Hats.[4] However, the Sunny protection team launched a successful counterattack, creating a large explosion and escaping through fog.[5]

Later, some time between their encounter with the Straw Hats and their arrival in Zou, Big Mom and the patriarch of the Vinsmoke Family arranged a political alliance between the Charlotte and Vinsmoke families.[6] Per Big Mom's policy, the alliance was to be sealed with a wedding between the third Vinsmoke son, Sanji, and the 35th Charlotte daughter, Purin, during an upcoming tea party.[7][8] Sometime during the mission to take back Caesar, the Big Mom Pirates received additional orders to retrieve Sanji alive, in order to bring him to the tea party.[9]

Yonko SagaEdit

Zou ArcEdit

After the Straw Hats arrived on Zou, the Big Mom Pirates managed to follow the Straw Hats' trail due to overhearing their destination. They were able to get to Zou due to Pekoms being a native of the island, and they arrived seven days later, with Pekoms and Bege going ashore.[10]

Bege Shoots Pekoms

Bege shoots Pekoms in the back after the mink attempts to fail their mission.

Bege and Pekoms reached Zou, and Pekoms became enraged when he saw his homeland destroyed. He reunited with his tribesmen, and Sanji made contact with Bege in order to settle things. Pekoms thanked Sanji for saving the minks and offered to fail their mission to take Sanji if they got Caesar. Angered that Pekoms was sabotaging the mission, Bege shot him in the back. The Firetank Pirates then came out of his body and surrounded Sanji and Brook, with Nami and Chopper being captured by Vito. Bege took the Straw Hats inside his castle body, where he revealed to Sanji that he was set to marry Purin at Big Mom's tea party.[11]

Sanji refused, but Bege did not give him a choice as Vito revealed a secret about him that they knew. Sanji agreed to come along if he could write a note to his crew. As Sanji talked with his captured crewmates, he suddenly threw them out of Bege's body and held Caesar at gunpoint in order to keep the Firetank Pirates from harming his friends. Bege was then confronted by Nekomamushi, who wanted to know what happened to Pekoms. In a bad situation, Bege escaped from Zou with Sanji and Caesar inside him, leaving Pekoms behind.[12]

Two days later, a recovering Pekoms met the Straw Hats that had just arrived and told them more about the Vinsmoke Family and the arranged marriage.[13] He intended to return once his injuries had healed, and Luffy ordered him to take him to Big Mom's tea party.[14]

Whole Cake Island ArcEdit

En route to Whole Cake Island, Tamago attempts to persuade Sanji to join Big Mom's crew, like Germa 66 had, by informing him that Big Mom was impressed by his skill set and would likely offer him a good position in the crew. Sanji refused, countering that he won't cook for people with no respect for their own crew members (referring to the Pekoms incident).[15] Finally, Vito arrives with a photo of Purin, sent from Whole Cake Island as a courtesy to Sanji; Sanji then gazed at the photo and sees that Purin is beautiful, making him love struck.[15] Despite this, however, he insists that he will resist the arranged marriage.[16]

Jolly RogerEdit

Big Mom's Face

The Jolly Roger on Big Mom's hat.

The Big Mom Pirates' Jolly Roger is a skull with thick lips and wearing a pirate tricorne based on their captain's appearance, 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.

Like the Whitebeard Pirates, the Big Mom Pirates have a simpler Jolly Roger, consisting of the normal skull-and-crossbones, but retaining the large lips of the original.[4] In addition to these, though it has yet to be shown clearly, Charlotte herself also has a unique personal Jolly Roger on her tricorne hat more akin to a traditional skull and crossbones that appears to have swirling patterns resembling flames to the sides of the design.[17]

Crew MembersEdit

See also the associated category: Big Mom Pirates.
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Big Mom Pirates
Charlotte Linlin Tamago Pekoms Bobbin  ????
Subordinate Groups
Sun Pirates Firetank Pirates
Jinbe Capone Bege
Allies and Affiliates
Germa 66

Crew StrengthEdit

Even the demons of hell will come when called to Mama's tea parties!
— Vito[18]

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, a member with a bounty of Beli330,000,000, single-handedly defeated Caribou, a Logia user and Super Rookie, on his own and with a single attack. 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.

Tea Party Refusal Consequences

Had Sanji refused the invitation, he would receive an unpleasant "present".

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. It is common knowledge to everyone in the New World that Big Mom's "invitation" to her tea parties is in name only, and that it is a summon order that, if declined, would result the invitee to be choked with regret. It is said that even demons from hell will attend the party when invited by Big Mom.[18] Refusal would result in the invitee being sent a box containing the head of someone they personally know, even if that person is someone of notable strength or in another part of the sea beyond the Calm Belts and Red Line; this demonstrates how far reaching the crew's power is.[19]

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. Also Capone Bege, a rookie pirate captain from The Worst Generation has aligned with the crew. A Single "Road Poneglyph" is currently within the possession of Charlotte Linlin and her crew.

Big Mom has also recently boosted her crew's strength by aligning herself with the notorious Vinsmoke Family; through them, she has access to Germa 66, who are renowned throughout the world as an evil mythical army.[20]


To sail under Big Mom, new enlistees must have their bloodlines tied to the crew, which requires a political wedding.[21] As of yet, it has not been established whether all new members must marry directly into the Charlotte Family, or whether marrying a non-Charlotte member of the crew can be sufficient; however, it can be assumed that at least the most powerful or valuable new allies will be married directly into the Charlotte Family.

In the event that a bride or groom from an outside family has multiple existing affiliations, they must sever those that are external to the political agreement with Big Mom. This was the case with Sanji, whose membership of the Straw Hat Pirates was a loyalty outside the alliance agreed between the Vinsmoke patriarch and the Charlotte matriarch, and which was therefore required to be forfeited.[22]


Singing ShipEdit

Big Mom Pirates' Ship

Big Mom's ship.

One of the Big Mom Pirates' ships is referred to as "Singing Ship" by Nami. It is enormous, easily over twenty times the size of the Thousand Sunny; putting it in perspective with the Thousand Sunny, Big Mom's ship could tower over 500 meters. 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 clown-shaped figurehead, wearing a tricorne hat and a crown, seems to be alive, continuously singing about itself being a ship. Other parts of the ship likewise appear to be alive, such as the door to Sanji's quarters.[23] The ship has numerous cannons mounted on its side.[4] Several returned cannonballs damaged the starboard side.[5]

List of Protected TerritoriesEdit

The Big Mom Pirates are known to have the following territories under their protection:

Some protected territories have a branch of the crew, that sends an automatic Den Den Mushi warning signal for nearby ships that the are entering Big Mom territory. [25]

Other InformationEdit

The crew members call their captain "Mama", though most fear her, as she frequently throws violent rages when she is displeased especially when she does not receive the candy she expects. She even cannibalizes her subordinates on a whim. Bobbin and a three-eyed girl are 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 payment from the various islands, the crew would hold a tea party.

The crew is also connected with the activities of the Underworld, especially through its involvement in brokering, as Pekoms and Tamago were seen paying attention to Caesar Clown's broadcast of an illegal chemical weapon of mass destruction.[26]
Their new affiliation with the Vinsmoke Family, which is notorious throughout the Underworld, is also likely to increase the crew's power in the Underworld.


  • While Big Mom is known for sending gruesome presents to those who refuse to go to her tea parties, she has ironically been sent one of her own, courtesy of Luffy: the Tamatebako box, which the Minister of the Right has rigged to explode if anyone tries opening it, though Luffy was not made aware of this until after he had given away the box to Pekoms and Tamago, thinking it would appease Big Mom. Should the box reach Big Mom and explode, it would essentialy serve the same purpose as her means of threatening people and likely be interpreted as a declaration of war.
  • The theme of this crew is that of the works of British author Lewis Carroll, particularly associated with his most famous novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This include:


  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 651 and Episode 571, "Big Mom" appears in Sanji's thought bubble. The crew's name is given in Tamago's and Pekom's infoboxes.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 812.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 62 Chapter 610 and Episode 528, Pappug explains how Linlin took over Newgate's protection.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 730 and Episode 662, The Big Mom Pirates went to capture Caesar.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 (p. 11), The battle with the Straw Hat Pirates caused damage to the singing ship.
  6. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 814 (p. 18), Pekoms reveals that the marriage between Sanji and Purin was arranged by the respective heads of their families.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 17), Sanji's family name is revealed to be Vinsmoke, as Capone passes to Sanji the invitation to Big Mom's tea party.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 8), Pekoms discusses Big Mom's policy of sealing new alliances through marriage into the Charlotte Family.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 813, Nami and Brook recount the events surrounding Sanji's disappearance from Zou.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 811.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 17), Sanji's family name is revealed to be Vinsmoke, and Capone passes him the invitation to Big Mom's tea party.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 813, Nami and Brook recount the events that led to Sanji's disappearance from Zou.
  13. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 814 (p. 18).
  14. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 9-10), Pekoms reveals his intention to return to Whole Cake Island, and Luffy demands that Pekoms take him with him.
  15. 15.0 15.1 One Piece MangaChapter 824 (p. 15-16), Sanji talk with Tamago.
  16. One Piece MangaChapter 825 (p. 8), Sanji reiterates his refusal to go through with the wedding.
  17. One Piece MangaChapter 818.
  18. 18.0 18.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 813 (p. 8-10), Vito and Bege speak of Big Mom's invitations and orders.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 5-6), Pekoms explains all about the Big Mom Pirates' tea party and weddings.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 4), Nami describes Germa 66 as a mythical evil army, but Pekoms confirms the group's existence.
  21. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 9), Pekoms explains Big Mom's policy of requiring all who sail under her to be tied by blood.
  22. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 9), Pekoms reveals that the arranged marriage between Sanji and Purin is only intended to tie the Vinsmoke and Charlotte families, and that finalization of the marriage will automatically result in Sanji leaving the Straw Hat Crew.
  23. One Piece MangaChapter 825 (p. 6), The door to Sanji's private quarters is woken by Sanji's knock, upon which it starts singing about being a door.
  24. 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.
  25. One Piece MangaChapter 824, Tamago explain the purpose of #28 Tarte..
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 674 and Episode 600, Pekoms and Tamago witnessing onscreen the chemical weapon Caesar demonstrated.

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Big Mom Pirates
Members: Charlotte Linlin  •  Pekoms  •  Tamago  •  Bobbin
Subordinates: Sun Pirates (Jinbe)  •  Firetank Pirates (Capone Bege)  •  Germa 66
Devil Fruit Based: Kame Kame no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Fishman Karate
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