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Japanese Name: ビルカ
Romanized Name: Biruka
Official English Name: Birka
Debut: Chapter 279, Episode 182
Region: Sky
For the ancient city on the Moon, see Moon#Ancient Civilization.

Birka was a sky island far to the southeast from Skypiea.[1] It is only mentioned in the series and has never made an actual appearance. It is the birthplace of Enel and his followers.

The island shares its name with an ancient city on the Moon.

ResidentsEdit

See also the associated category: Birkans.

In the English dub, the residents of Birka were known as Birkans. This name was not given in the original Japanese version of the manga or anime. This race was first seen in Chapter 241 and Episode 155.

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AppearanceEdit

God's Army Infobox

God's Army, composed of Birkans.

Like Shandia and the residents of Skypiea, Birkans are endowed with wings on their backs. However, they are differentiated from the other two races by how their wings face downwards. Enel, the leader of the Birkans, is an exception, as he has no wings at all, possessing a ring with drums on it instead.

Residents of Birka have a deal of variety in their appearance. Some of them possess goat-like facial features, having floppy growths resembling goat ears (though they also have normal human ears) and small horns. Unlike Skypieans and Shandia, the people of Birka tend to dress in long white robes, gowns, and other quasi-religious vestments. Their race appears on a drawing in Enel's mini-series, on an image that represented the three races of the Sky Islands; the drawing depicting a race with the same wings. Urouge, a pirate in the Blue Sea, also has a Birkan appearance.

StrengthEdit

Birka was said to be home to many strong warriors; however, their combined might was nothing when compared to Enel.

Enel, Ohm, Gedatsu, Shura and Satori all had access to mantra; Enel's mantra was noted to be the strongest due to his Devil Fruit powers, while Satori's was the weakest.

HistoryEdit

Departure from Fairy VearthEdit

Ancient Drawing of Sky People

An ancient drawing of the three former races of the moon: Birkan (left), Shandorian (middle) and Skypiean (right).

Their known history is that they were one of three races that once lived on the Moon and aided in the creation of the Automata. When resources on the moon dried up, they along with the Shandorians (ancestors of the Shandia) and the Skypieans left the moon and the Automata behind. They abandoned their city of Birka to settle life anew on the "Blue Star".

The Tides of HistoryEdit

At some point in history, the three races became separated from each other and fell into the individual races. The Birkans settled on a Sky Island apparently named after their former home, Birka. They also appeared to "forget" their origins, although the moon, known to them as the "Fairy Vearth" remained a folk tale amongst their people, believing it to be a place of dreams.

The End of BirkaEdit

Enel was born and raised on this island,[1] but eight years ago after finding and eating the Devil Fruit Goro Goro no Mi, he destroyed the island with no hesitation, showing no love for his original homeland. Enel then gathered his followers and left for Skypiea and made himself God there.

TriviaEdit

  • The ancient drawing depicts the three races of the sky. However, the drawings also appear to depict a group of people working together towards one goal. With this noted at some point the Shandorians, Skypieans and Birkans may have even been one and the same race (more believable since the Skypieans and Shandia wings are almost identical). Regardless of whether or not they were the same people, to date the history of them separating (or maybe just losing contact with each other) has not been mentioned in the storyline. In fact the only mentioning of a link to the three races past appears to be the Birkan's folklore about the Fairy Vearth.
  • The Supernova Urouge has wings resembling those of Birka's inhabitants.
  • Birka was one of the most important trade centers in Scandinavia during the Viking Age.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 30 Chapter 279 and Episode 182, McKinley talks about Birka.

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God's Army
God and Priests: Enel  •  Ohm  •  Gedatsu  •  Shura  •  Satori
Military forces: Divine Soldiers (Yama  •  Hotori and Kotori)  •  Divine Squad (Moyle)  •  Holy  •  Fuza  •  Gode
Police forces: White Berets (McKinley)
Ship(s): Maxim
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Goro Goro no Mi
Weapon Based: Milky Arrows  •  Ten-Fold Axe  •  Heat Javelin  •  Eisen Whip  •  Nonosama Bo
Dial Based: Axe Dial  •  Breath Dial (Jet Ski)  •  Flame Dial  •  Flavor Dial  •  Heat Dial  •  Impact Dial  •  Jet Dial  •  Milky Dial
Others: Mantra  •  Ordeals  •  Clouds (Suprise Clouds  •  String Clouds  •  Swamp Clouds  •  Iron Clouds)
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Skypiea Arc
Cover Stories: Gedatsu's Accidental Blue-Sea Life  •  Enel's Great Space Operations
Locations: Skypiea  •  Birka  •  Moon  •  Karakuri Island
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Islands and Locations
Blue Sea
East Blue: Dawn Island (Foosha Village  •  Mt. Colubo  •  Midway Forest  •  Gray Terminal  •  Goa)  •  Goat Island  •  Shells Town  •  Shimotsuki Village  •  Organ Islands  •  Island of Rare Animals  •  Gecko Islands (Syrup Village)  •  Baratie  •  Conomi Islands (Arlong Park  •  Cocoyasi Village  •  Gosa Village)  •  Loguetown  •  Mirrorball Island  •  Tequila Wolf
North Blue: Micqueot  •  Lvneel  •  Spider Miles  •  Flevance  •  Minion Island  •  Rubeck Island  •  Swallow Island  •  Notice
West Blue: Ilusia  •  Ohara  •  Thriller Bark  •  Toroa  •  Las Camp
South Blue: Briss Kingdom  •  Karate Island  •  Centaurea  •  Torino Kingdom  •  Baterilla
Grand Line
Paradise: Cactus Island (Whiskey Peak)  •  Nanimonai Island  •  Little Garden  •  Kyuka Island  •  Drum Island (Drum Castle  •  Drum Rockies  •  Robelle  •  Gyasta  •  Cocoa Weed  •  Bighorn)  •  Alabasta (Alubarna  •  Yuba  •  Rainbase  •  Nanohana  •  Erumalu  •  Spiders Cafe  •  Katorea  •  Tamarisk  •  Suiren  •  Tomb of the Kings  •  Sandora Desert  •  Sandora River)  •  Vira  •  Renaisse  •  Jaya (Mock Town)  •  Long Ring Long Land  •  Ukkari Hot-Spring Island  •  Water 7 (Dock 1  •  Franky House  •  Galley-La HQ)  •  Scrap Island  •  St. Poplar  •  San Faldo  •  Pucci  •  Enies Lobby  •  Banaro Island  •  Baltigo  •  Florian Triangle  •  Thriller Bark  •  Sabaody Archipelago (Sabaody Park  •  Antonio's Graman  •  Human Auctioning House  •  Sabao Dome  •  Shakky's Rip-off Bar)  •  Karakuri Island  •  Momoiro Island  •  Boin Archipelago  •  Namakura Island  •  Kuraigana Island  •  Kenzan Island  •  Merveille  •  Marineford  •  Sea Floor (Underworld of the Sea  •  Goldfish Empire  •  Headband Catfish Village)  •  Foolshout Island
New World: Raftel  •  Yukiryu Island  •  Wano Country  •  Edd War  •  Foodvalten  •  Whole Cake Island  •  Punk Hazard  •  Raijin Island  •  Risky Red Island  •  Mystoria Island  •  Dressrosa (Acacia, Sebio, Carta, Primula, Flower Field)  •  Green Bit (Tontatta Kingdom)  •  Zo  •  Flower Country  •  Prodence Kingdom  •  Mogaro Kingdom  •  Jewel Ice Sheet  •  Doerena Kingdom  •  Majiatsuka Kingdom
Unknown: Elbaf  •  Great Kingdom  •  Pirate Island  •  Land of Ice  •  Nakrowa  •  Rommel Kingdom
Others
Sky Islands: Skypiea (Milky Road  •  Upper Yard  •  Angel Island  •  White Sea  •  White-White Sea)  •  Birka  •  Weatheria
Calm Belt: Amazon Lily  •  Tarai Current (Marineford  •  Enies Lobby  •  Impel Down)  •  Rusukaina
Red Line: Reverse Mountain  •  Twin Cape  •  Mariejois  •  Fishman Island
Space: Moon
Non-Canon
Anime Only: East Blue: Ocean's Naval  •  Warship Island  •  Lost Island  •  Grand Line: Papanapple Island  •  Fireworks Island  •  Goat Island  •  Ruluka  •  Rainbow Mist  •  Navarone Island  •  Hyokaido  •  Spa Island  •  Little East Blue  •  Eight Nine Island  •  New World: Maubeugemour Sea  •  Hand Island
Movie Only: East Blue:  •  Gold Island  •  Clockwork Island  •  Grand Line: Crown Island  •  Hannabal  •  Navarone Island  •  Elena  •  Partia  •  Asuka Island  •  Omatsuri Island  •  Mecha Island  •  Kilauea  •  New World: Endpoints  •  (Firs Island  •  Secon Island  •  Piriodo)  •  Dock Island
Other: Samba Island  •  Trans Town
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History
Archaeologists: Demons of Ohara (Nico Robin  •  Professor Clover  •  Nico Olvia  •  Rint  •  Zadie  •  Roche  •  Busshiri  •  Hack  •  Gram  •  Hocha)
Literature: Brag Men  •  Liar Noland  •  Rainbow Mist, Volumes I to VIII (filler)  •  Newspaper
Significant Figures
Explorers and Pioneers: Montblanc Noland  •  Fisher Tiger  •  Louis Arnote  •  Jew Wall
Pirates: Gol D. Roger  •  Kaido  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Fisher Tiger  •  Shiki  •  Captain John  •  Edward Newgate  •  Vander Decken  •  Chinjao
Marines: Sengoku  •  Monkey D. Garp  •  Vegapunk  •  Kong
Leaders/Royalty: Monkey D. Dragon  •  Calgara  •  Tom  •  Oars  •  Shirahoshi  •  Otohime
Misc.: Rob Lucci  •  Ryuma  •  Jigoro  •  Joy Boy  •  Mousse  •  Herb  •  Seto  •  Pantri  •  Kashigami
Void Century
Ancient Weapons: Pluton  •  Poseidon  •  Uranus
Artifacts: Poneglyph  •  Shandorian Golden Belfry Bell  •  Noah
Locations: Loguetown  •  Tomb of the Kings  •  Water 7  •  Tree of Knowledge  •  Ohara  •  Shandora  •  Mariejois  •  Raftel  •  Sea Forest  •  Fishman District
The Great War: World Government  •  Great Kingdom  •  Shandia
Others: Will of the D.  •  New Age  •  World Timeline

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