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Bogard is a tall man, roughly half a head higher than Monkey D. Garp who is just a bit shorter than Kuzan. He has a short hair. He wears a marine coat, which is draped over his shoulders. He also wears a grey suit which matches to his grey hat that creates a shadow over his eyes which is why they are never seen unless he pushes his hat up on purpose.
He has his katana on his left hip, attached to his belt with a brown strap. The sword has a grey-wrapped hilt, a golden rounded-cross shaped tsuba and a deep green sheath.
Bogard seems to wear an apparently perpetual scowl on his face due to the corners of his mouth always pointing downwards, even as a young marine, emphasizing his air of seriousness. On the rare occasions he smiles, it appears more like a smirk.
He appears to be loyal to Garp, as he has been seen multiple times throughout the series at the vice admiral's side, and is notably much quieter than his superior, only speaking when absolutely needed. Bogard seems to enjoy smoking the kiseru pipe, doing so during Garp's test of Coby and Helmeppo, underscoring his air of absolute calm.
Abilities and PowersEdit
He seems to be skilled in using a sword, as his first reaction to Morgan breaking free and attacking Garp was reaching for his katana, clearing the habaki as to strike immediately. Also he was able to cut up Coby's guns into small pieces without hurting him in mere seconds, using a iai form, as the sword was seen to be re-sheathed afterwards. Later, he was seen training Coby and Helmeppo, using only one hand (and his less dominant at that) to defend himself against a total of three swords.Given that his sword is carried on the left and, when Morgan attacked Garp, he used his right to reach for it, Bogard is presumably mostly right-handed.
Twenty seven years ago, Bogard was in Kong's office when Garp was asked again to accept the rank of admiral. When the Marines learned that the Roger Pirates and the Golden Lion Pirates were about to battle in the Edd War, Garp decided to end the reunion and turned down another promotion, even though Kong did not agree and ordered him to stay. Bogard then nodded at the Fleet-Admiral and left the office with Garp, who was willing to head for the New World in order to defeat Gol D. Roger.
Diary of Coby-MeppoEdit
Bogard accompanied Garp during his mission to transport a prisoner, the former Marine captain Morgan, to be prosecuted. When Morgan attacked Garp, Bogard reached for his sword, but stood down when Morgan took Helmeppo hostage. As Morgan was escaping with Helmeppo on a small boat, Bogard ordered Marine soldiers to fire a cannon at the vessel. Coby attemped to obstruct the attack by standing in front of the cannon while holding pistols in his hands, but Bogard quickly used his swordsmanship to slice the guns into pieces. When Garp announced his intention to take the Coby and Helmeppo with him to Marine Headquarters, Bogard and the other Marines were surprised.
Later at Marine Headquarters, Bogard trained Coby and Helmeppo in swordsmanship under Garp's supervision.
Post-Enies Lobby ArcEdit
Bogard was present at Water Seven alongside Coby and Helmeppo in the group of Marines led Garp, while they visited the Straw Hat Pirates. When Roronoa Zoro arrived and started attacking the Marines, Bogard recognized him as the "Pirate Hunter" with a bounty on his head. It is unknown how he reacted when Garp revealed that Luffy's father, and thus Garp's son, is the revolutionary Dragon.
When Garp explained that he won't capture Luffy because he's his grandson, Bogard criticized his excuse and told him to just report that the Straw Hats "got away". He's later seen on Garp's ship as the vice admiral complains about Sengoku forcing them to go after Luffy.
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
His name was revealed in the Episode 68 credits and was never mentioned in the manga which makes the name non-canon. Also in the anime version of the Diary of Coby-Meppo, Bogard was never seen cutting Coby's guns as Coby did not carry any.
- He resembles the actor, Humphrey Bogart, most notably in Casablanca in terms of appearance and name.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 92, cover story: Diary of Coby-Meppo Vol. 9 and Episode 68, Bogard first appears alongside Garp.
- ↑ One Piece Anime — Episode 68, Bogard's name is listed in the credits.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapters 93 and 95, cover story: Diary of Coby-Meppo Vol. 10–11 and Episode 68, Morgan attacks Garp and takes Helmeppo hostage.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97, cover story: Diary of Coby-Meppo Vol. 13 and Episode 68, Bogard orders the Marines to fire a cannon at Morgan's escape boat.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 11 Chapters 98–99, cover story: Diary of Coby-Meppo Vol. 14–15, Bogard uses his sword to cut Coby's pistols.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 13 Chapter 112, cover story: Diary of Coby-Meppo Vol. 24 and Episode 68, Bogard is surprised as Garp takes Coby and Helmeppo to Marine HQ.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 14 Chapter 119, cover story: Diary of Coby-Meppo Vol. 30 and Episode 98, Bogard trains Coby and Helmeppo in swordsmanship.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 432 (p. 7-8) and Episode 314, Bogard with Garp at Water Seven.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 433 (p. 2) and Episode 315, Bogard criticizes Garp's excuse for not capturing Luffy.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 438 (p. 6) and Episode 323, Bogard listens as Garp complains to Coby and Aokiji.