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Blackback, also known by his initials BB, is a gorilla mink and a Guardian of the Whale Forest.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Blackback Manga Color Scheme

Blackback's color scheme in the manga.

Blackback is a large, gray-skinned[3] gorilla mink with large canine teeth, small eyes, a mustache, and a black afro. He is very thickset and wears a suit with a dark-colored cravat.[1]

PersonalityEdit

Blackback is a loyal Guardian and will attack any intruder.[4] He does not like it when someone jumps into someone else's fight, as demonstrated when he bodyslammed Jean Bart after the latter tried to break up Roddy's fight with Monkey D. Luffy.[5] Like a stereotypical monkey, he loves bananas.[6]

Abilities and PowersEdit

As a mink, Blackback is a natural-born warrior and can use Electro.[7] He possesses great physical strength, having easily picked up and slammed the massive Jean Bart into the ground with only one hand while still recovering from considerable injuries, a feat which shocked the other members of the Heart Pirates.[5]

When Jack claimed victory over the minks, he tortured the strongest warriors; Blackback was among those targeted, which is indicative of his strength.[8]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

When the Beasts Pirates, led by Jack, invaded Zou in search of Raizo, Blackback and the other Guardians fought against them.[9]

The battle against the Beast Pirates lasted for five days. On the fifth day of the battle, Jack lost his patience and unleashed Caesar Clown's Koro gas, which left the Mink Tribe poisoned and drastically weakened. As one of the strongest mink warriors, Blackback was crucified and tortured for information regarding Raizo, though he denied having any knowledge of the ninja and his whereabouts. The following day, Jack left Zou after hearing about Donquixote Doflamingo's defeat and capture,[10] and the minks were later saved when Sanji and his group came to Zou.[11]

When Sanji was taken away from Zou by Capone Bege after giving his crewmates the opportunity to escape, Blackback released the chains restraining Brook.[12]

Zou ArcEdit

When Monkey D. Luffy entered the Whale Forest, Roddy and Blackback attacked him despite Bepo's assurance that he was a friend. As Luffy clashed with Roddy, Blackback wondered why Roddy's Electro did not work on Luffy before slamming Jean Bart into the ground when the latter attempted to break up the fight. After Carrot arrived and pacified him with bananas, which he happily ate, Blackback retreated on Pedro's command.[13]

That night, when the Straw Hat Pirates arrived at the Whale Forest to see Nekomamushi after visiting Inuarashi, Blackback and Roddy apologized to Luffy for attacking him.[14] Later, upon hearing Trafalgar D. Water Law expressing his concern that Zou and its inhabitants would not be safe if the pirates remained on the island, Blackback was touched by his words and shortly afterward took part in a party which lasted throughout the night.[15]

The following day, as Bariete rang the bell and spoke of the arrival of samurais, Blackback and the rest of the minks rushed to Kurau City. When Kin'emon and Kanjuro revealed themselves, Blackback and the minks welcomed them and revealed that Raizo was on Zou before standing proudly at having kept his presence a secret.[16]

When Inuarashi, Nekomamushi, the samurais, and the pirates returned from the Whale Tree with Raizo, Zou began shaking as Zunisha started crying out, throwing Blackback and the others into a state of panic.[17] Jack had returned and was attempting to destroy Zou by killing Zunisha, who retaliated on Momonosuke's command and sank Jack's fleet with one blow, calming down Blackback and the others in the process.[18]

Later on, he requested to go with the Sanji retrieval team because he had fought with Luffy, but was told to stay behind on Zou by Nekomamushi.[19]

Major BattlesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • A blackback is a young male gorilla, between 8 and 12 years old. In a troop of gorillas, the blackbacks are subordinate to the adult silverback.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 9) and Episode 754, Blackback debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 11) and Episode 754, Blackback's infobox reveals that he is a gorilla mink Guardian of the Whale Forest.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81, Blackback's color scheme is revealed on the cover.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 814 (p. 11), Blackback states that he and Roddy will attack all intruders.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 9) and Episode 754, Blackback slams Jean Bart into the ground for trying to interfere with Roddy's fight.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 11) and Episode 754, Blackback happily grabs and begins eating bananas upon seeing them.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 808 (p. 9), Monjii states that all the minks are natural-born warriors.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 9), Blackback is tortured for information as one of Zou's strongest warriors.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 4), Blackback is present for the Guardians' battle with the Beasts Pirates.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 6-9 & 10-11), Wanda and Inuarashi reveal the outcome of the battle between the minks and the Beasts Pirates.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 811 (p. 13-15), Sanji's group saves the minks from the effects of the Koro gas.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 814 (p. 2), Blackback releases the chains binding Brook.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 9-11 & 13) and Episode 754, Confronting Luffy alongside Roddy, Blackback attacks Jean Bart for trying to interfere, but is pacified by Carrot and retreats on Pedro's command.
  14. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 814 (p. 11), Blackback and Roddy apologize for attacking Luffy.
  15. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 815 (p. 14), Blackback is touched by Law's concern and parties with the Straw Hats and minks.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 16), Blackback is present for the reveal of Raizo's presence and safety on Zou.
  17. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 820 (p. 17), Zou begins shaking, causing Blackback and the others to begin panicking.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 821 (p. 17), Blackback and the minks calm down after Zunisha wipes out Jack's fleet.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 822 (p. 10), Blackback tries to join the Sanji retrieval team, but ends up staying behind.

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Mink Tribe
Rulers: Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi
Ruler's Aides: Wanda  •  Carrot
Inuarashi Musketeer Squad: Sicilian
Guardians: Pedro  •  Roddy  •  Blackback  •  Milky
Pirates: Bepo  •  Pekoms
Others: Bariete  •  Yomo  •  Miyagi  •  Tristan  •  Monjii
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Fighting Style Based: Electro
Devil Fruit Based: Kame Kame no Mi
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Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Totto Land Arc
Locations: Zou  •  Mokomo Dukedom
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