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Fishman Island SagaEdit
Return to Sabaody ArcEdit
The Straw Hat ReunionEdit
Two years have passed and evidently, Brook has become a major rock star with the Longarms who captured him acting as his managers. He has come to be known as "Soul King". He has a new guitar that is shaped like a shark and wears sunglasses, a crown, a feather boa, and floral pants. He has been on a world tour for an unknown amount of time. Due to all the success and fame, Franky wondered if Brook would really want to give up such a glamorous life to return to being the musician of the Straw Hats. Brook decided that Sabaody Archipelago would be where he did his last performance on his musical world tour. Before the concert started, he told his managers that he was retiring.
Some time later, Brook was informed by Shakky that the situation on the island had become more unsettling. When he was about to give his fans an encore, the Marines who were informed by Brook's managers about his past with the Rumbar Pirates and connection to the Straw Hats (whom everyone thought dead), came and stopped the concert. Undeterred, Brook tells the world that Straw Hat Luffy is alive and will some day become the pirate king and plays one last song, with his fans holding back the Marines.
Brook then escaped with the help of the Rosy Life Riders and was heading to Grove 42. As soon as he reached the ship, he asked if he could see Nami's panties, which resulted in her kicking him. He then cried tears of joy when Luffy arrived. When the Marines were intercepted by Hancock, Brook became mesmerized and fainted when she winked in his direction. He, along with the rest of the Straw Hats, cheered as they started to submerge and head for Fishman Island.
Fishman Island ArcEdit
As the ship descended, Brook, along with the rest of the crew, got very excited while they marveled at the fantastic sites underwater. After Sanji suffered from another massive nosebleed just by seeing Nami move, Brook started to worry about the cook, stating that Sanji becomes weak near women and wondered what would happen if he sees the mermaids on Fishman Island. He, along with the rest of the crew, decided to partake in Luffy's lunchboxes as Franky explained to them how Kuma protected their ship. When Sanji regained consciousness and expressed his bitterness of having to spend two years with some okamas, Brook tried to cheer him up by suggesting that they sing.
With the help of their seacow, the Caribou Pirates caught up with the Straw Hats. Caribou quickly set foot on the Thousand Sunny. Before his crew could follow, his seacow, which turned out to be Mohmoo, fled in fear after seeing Nami, Sanji, and Luffy, taking the rest of the Caribou Pirates and left Caribou alone on the Thousand Sunny. The Straw Hats then tied up Caribou as he begged for mercy. With that settled, Brook assisted Nami in explaining the nature of the undersea currents.
When some of the crew lost interest in the explanation, Nami quickly got irritated, causing Brook to pop in and asks if she wants to sing. He is then shocked at the sight of the "Downward Plume" and is shocked again by the presence of the Kraken. Brook quickly got over his shock, and started feeling a connection between him and the Kraken, but is soon again quickly terrified of it when it destroyed the Caribou pirates ship. Brook then noticed that they were about to crash into an undersea mountain, but were saved thanks to Robin. He along with the rest of the crew marveled at how powerful the "Monster Trio" have become. The monster trio soon defeated the Kraken, but because they were not wearing life-lines, they got separated from the ship as it was pulled down the Downward Plume. Brook helped steer the ship.
After reaching 7000 meters below sea level, the crew entered the "Underworld of the Sea." The crew then searched for Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji while avoiding various sea creatures. The crew then noticed that Caribou untied himself during the fall. Franky found Caribou hidden in a barrel and sealed the barrel with Caribou inside it.
When the crew entered the deep-sea volcanic region, they encountered an angler fish. It tried to eat the Thousand Sunny but it is stopped by an Umibouzo. Brook and the crew then heard singing and they saw the Flying Dutchman and its captain, Vander Decken. Brook got terrified of the ghost ship and told the story of how it came to be. Vander Decken then ordered the Umibouzo to punch the Thousand Sunny, but the newly-tamed Kraken intervened and knocked out the sea giant. The monster trio reunited with Brook and the rest of the Straw Hats, but an undersea volcano started to erupt. The Kraken (now named Surume) pulled the ship away from the eruption and jumped down into a trench. After going down the trench, the crew finally saw Fishman Island. The Straw Hats soon encountered a gang of sea monsters led by Hammond, who gave the Straw Hats two options: join the New Fishman Pirates or die.
Trouble in the Underwater ParadiseEdit
Luffy rejected Hammond and the fishman prepared to attack. Franky activated Coup de Burst and the ship flied through the bubble surrounding Fishman Island. The ship then fell into a current and the Straw Hats got separated. Brook later reunited with Pappug and went to the Mermaid Cafe, where the mermaids there were big fans of him. When Keimi brought Luffy and Usopp to the cafe, Brook and Pappug had a happy reunion. Before boarding a fish taxi, Brook noticed a wanted poster for Vander Decken. Pappug revealed to Brook and the group that the Vander Decken from the legend died on Fishman Island and the one the Straw Hats saw was his grandson. While riding on the taxi, they come across a candy factory with Big Mom's jolly roger on it. They soon arrived at Pappug's house.
Brook and the group soon learn that there is a Criminal clothing store on the first floor. As soon as they entered the store, they found Nami making complaints for the high prices. Pappug said that the Straw Hats can have whatever they wanted for free. After hearing this joyful news, they emptied the store much to Pappug's dismay. They then heard a commotion outside the store and they found that King Neptune has arrived to meet them. Brook and the others are then invited by the King himself to his castle.
The Straw Hats, Keimi, and Pappug rode on Megalo while Neptune rode on Hoe as he called to them not to fall off. Pappug thought about the Mermaid Princess, and Brook asked him if he was right in remembering that Pappug was once best friends with the princess. Pappug gave him a long "ssshhh", and Brook realized it was a lie. Upon arriving at the palace, everyone looked at it in awe. Brook said it made Pappug's mansion look like a flea, prompting the starfish to tell him not to compare them. After entering the caste, Luffy wandered off in search for food while Brook wondered when the banquet would start.
After receiving word of the mysterious disappearances of the mermaids from Mermaid Cove and of Madam Shyarly's ominous prediction, the palace guards and personnel took action against the Straw Hats. Brook, Usopp, and Nami battled against the attacking guards. Brook prepared himself when King Neptune attacks, but Zoro intercepted him.
After subduing the king, the ministers, and the royal guards, Brook and the Straw Hats had an argument. Brook told Zoro that he overdid things. While the group are wondered what to do next, Brook suggested that they sing. The three princes of the Neptune House returned to the palace only to find it under the control of the Straw Hats. Since the princes were unable to enter, Fukaboshi spoke with Zoro through the Den Den Mushi. Brook listened as Zoro made his demands and Fukaboshi informed them of Jinbe's message.
After hearing noises coming from Shirahoshi's room, Neptune begged the Straw Hats to go check up on her to ensure her safety. Brook instantly dashed towards her location, in hopes of seeing her panties, while carrying the Minister of the Right thinking that the latter shared his impure motives. They soon arrived at Hard-Shell Tower and found a group of battered human pirates thrown there. They are then surprised to see Luffy, Megalo, and Shirahoshi leaving the tower with the princess inside the shark's mouth (unknown to both Brook and the Minister of the Right).
Brook calls out to Luffy while the Minister of the Right calls out to Megalo asking why he is leaving the door wide open. The minister then urges Brook to check the room and they find the princess missing. The human pirates (pawns of Hody Jones) blindly attacked, only to be evaded repeatedly by Brook. The intruders demand to know where is the switch that opens the connection corridor to the palace. They repeatedly say that they must follow Jones' orders or else they'll perish. Their desperation to live drove them into a blind rage. This left Brook on the defensive, not wanting to confront them as he was already preoccupied with carrying a "hostage", the Minister. The two of them are later seen outrunning the intruding hordes, with the minister urging Brook to run back to the king. Once they return to the palace hall, Brook tells everyone about the invasion.
Zoro defeated the invaders, but unknown to everyone present in the palace hall, one of them managed to open the connection corridor. When Neptune demanded that Shirahoshi to be returned to him, Brook pointed out that he only saw Luffy and Megalo leave Shirahoshi's room. Neptune mentioned that Shirahoshi is as big as him and could not slip away without anyone noticing. Brook, who has yet to meet Shirahoshi personally, pictured the Mermaid Princess as a big ugly mermaid. Brook and the others then encountered Hody Jones and Vander Decken IX.
Once Decken learned from Neptune that Shirahoshi was no longer in the palace, he quickly went after her. Jones then crushed a palace wall, flooding the palace in the process. He launched his Archer Shark attack, injuring Neptune and some of his soldiers. Brook managed to avoid the attack and told Usopp that he noticed Nami went off somewhere and the water was draining his strength. Jones then ordered his crew to attack, but Usopp held them back by launching a Pop Green that spawned a plant that gave off a bad odor. Jones, however, remained unfazed. Usopp and Brook untied the guards and Zoro cut Neptune's chains. Usopp then carried Brook away before the room is completely submerged.
Once Jones is staggered by Zoro, Brook, Usopp and the swordsman grabbed onto Neptune as he prepared to make an escape route. Neptune created a vortex and cleared a path. The ministers and the Ryugu Palace guards managed to escape. However, Neptune's back gave in, putting him, Usopp, Zoro, and Brook in a dangerous situation. Neptune's whale, Hoe, arrived to save them, but before they could leave the palace, Jones, energized by Energy Steroids, stopped Neptune with one hand. Brook, Usopp, Zoro, and Neptune are then captured by the New Fishman Pirates. The New Fishman Pirates thought that Brook was just someone's dead skeleton. However, they soon realized that Brook was not actually dead.
Brook, Usopp, and Zoro were then locked in a cage in a room filling with water. Hody planned to drown them after he executes King Neptune. Brook then showed his ability to leave his body in spirit form, which he learned a while back. His crewmates were seemingly astounded. Brook then tried to tell Pappug to get Zoro's sword, but Pappug ran away in terror.
Battle for Fishman IslandEdit
Brook, Zoro, Usopp and Pappug eventually escaped the palace and appeared in Gyoncorde Plaza with the rest of the Straw Hats, ready to fight the New Fishman Pirates. Brook is distracted by Shirahoshi and is seen gawking at her. Brook, having finally met the Mermaid Princess in person, commented on how beautiful she is and then asked her to show him her panties before getting smacked by Nami. As the battle with the New Fishman Pirates initiate, Brook prepared himself.
When the New Fishman Pirates cannon squad tried to kill Shirahoshi, Brook stopped them with his music, hypnotizing them all. Under the influence of his music they imagined they were at a carnival as Brook commanded them to fire into the air to make fireworks. Before they even noticed, Brook had cut them with Kintothias Fantasia.
Brook remembered that he forgotten something and then turned to Nami. He went in front of her asked to see her panties, getting punched in the face by Nami and stabbed with a Roasted squid spear by Ikaros Much. The spear had no effect on Brook as he was already all dried up. Then he stepped on Zeo's face while the latter was laying on the ground being invisible. When Zeo revealed himself, Brook prepared to fight him.
During the fight, Zeo wrapped his chain around Brook's neck and snapped his head off. As his head fell to the ground, Brook just thought about how in the last two years, he has learned about the true power of his devil fruit. With this power, Brook's head reattached itself, much to Zeo's shock. Brook then slashed at Zeo with his Soul Solid, which carried with the chill of the underworld.
After the report of Hody's defeat is heard over the island, some of the Fishman pirates started running away. Zeo responded by attacking them, telling them that if they do not fight, they can die in the name of their grudge. Brook stopped him and chastised Zeo as he did not really know what dying is like. Brook went on saying that he hated people who waste lives. Zeo retorted that even though the Straw Hats have remained calm with the threat of Noah, he still believed that they will die. Brook countered that they believed that Luffy will become the Pirate King and in that belief, there is nothing to be afraid of.
Zeo then made a circle around himself and warned Brook that if he crossed it, his bones were going to be crushed to bits. Brook passed the circle and Zeo in an instant. As Zeo wondered how Brook got passed him, Brook defeated him with 'Glacing Song: Blizzard Cut'. After all the leaders of the New Fishman Pirates had been defeated, the Straw Hats looked into the sky as Luffy tried to destroy Noah. When the Sea Kings appeared and stopped Noah from falling, saving the ship and the island at the same time, everyone on Fishman Island celebrated.
The After Battle Celebration and DepartureEdit
As the crew tried to leave the island quietly, they are intercepted by the palace guards who gave them Neptune's invitation to the banquet he had originally planned. At the party, Brook was pounced on by an adoring mermaid fan and sang on stage with Maria Napole. After the party ended, Franky was talking about how they would become big time pirates and Brook asked him if he thinks the rockstar lifestyle he is describing is easy. He is later shocked that Luffy challenged Big Mom. After saying their farewells, Brook and the crew left Fishman Island and had set sail with the Thousand Sunny to the New World. Brook told Laboon to wait a little longer as he was halfway there.
On there way to the New World, the crew tried to catch some sea monsters for a celebration for them entering the New World. After they get caught in the White Storm, they are stopped by a group of whales that all look exactly like Laboon. Brook, overwhelmed at the thought of the whales looking like Laboon, believed one of them to be Laboon, only for Usopp to state that Laboon is at the first half of the Grand Line. Brook, however, still believed him to be Laboon and cried over the site of the whales only to be corrected by the crew. After realizing that Laboon was born in this spot, he surmised that the whales here were his family and had been looking for him. Brook told the whales that he is doing well and is in great shape. Brook then played Binks' Sake and cheered the whales up to take the crew to the surface to the New World while Brook commented on how the sky is pouring from the rain.
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Punk Hazard ArcEdit
Arrival at Punk HazardEdit
Soon after entering the New World, the crew spots an island surrounded by a sea of flames as Brook waves goodbye to the whales. The Straw Hats then receive a distress call from someone who seems to be in trouble and Zoro asks Brook about the samurai mentioned by the pirate in distress. Brook then explains about the country of Wano Country. Later, a small group consisting of Luffy, Usopp, Zoro, and Robin go and explore the island of Punk Hazard.
While Usopp, Robin, Luffy, and Zoro fight a dragon, some unknown foes knock the remaining Straw Hats on the Thousand Sunny, including Brook, with sleeping gas. However, when the enemies list the pirates they have captured, Brook was not among them, meaning that he has been overlooked (possibly because they thought he was a deceased body). Brook is left behind as Nami, Chopper, Sanji, and Franky are kidnapped. After Brook wakes up, he finds that the Sunny has been taken to the other side of the island in front of a massive building. He then informs Luffy, Zoro, Usopp, and Robin about the situation through a Den Den Mushi after defeating the intruders.
Brook then disembarks, planning on building snowmen. However, he then encounters, and starts fighting the torso of the headless samurai. The samurai proves to be quite powerful, and obviously ignores Brook's questions as to why he is fighting. Brook then runs away in confusion and fright, thinking the torso is a ghost. Brook then stumbles upon Luffy's group at the lake while they are being attacked by some centaurs led by Brownbeard. Using his ability, Brook froze the barrels of their flintlocks, causing them to backfire on the shooters. This gives Zoro, Usopp, Robin, and Luffy enough time to defeat the sharks and escape the lake. After defeating the centaurs and stealing their coats, the group uses Brownbeard as transportation to Vegapunk's former research facility. They soon arrive at the scene where Law and Smoker just fought.
After Luffy talks to Law, the group quickly gets away from the Marines and meets up with Sanji, Nami, Chopper, Franky, and some of the children that were held prisoner in the research facility. They then take shelter in the back side of the facility. The Straw Hats then tie up Brownbeard and bring each other up to speed on the current situation. After interrogating Brownbeard, they learn about a man known as Caesar Clown. Kin'emon later leaves the group to find his torso and Sanji (in Nami's body) and Brook volunteer to go search for him while having perverted thoughts. Nami makes Zoro go with them to ensure that they will not do anything indecent.
Brook's group later sees the Yeti Cool Brothers' massive footprints and decides to follow them. When they reach the edge of a cliff, they encounter the yetis. The brothers fire KYP bullets at the group, knocking them out and sending them falling of the cliff towards an icicle trap. Fortunately, Zoro destroys the trap before falling unconscious. After Sanji kicked Zoro and Brook to wake them up, they then walked and stumbled on a frozen Kin'emon by accident. After learning that Kin'emon's torso has fallen into the lake, they go to the lake to retrieve it. They then run into Brownbeards' men, but the centaurs choose to run instead of fighting. When they are close to the lake, they see a 'mountain'. Brook, Zoro, and Sanji then stare at the slime and comment that it is doing something mysterious.
A Weapon of Mass DestructionEdit
As the slime continues to shoot itself across the lake, Brook claims to have read about a similar creature in a book, and that it melts the clothes of women. Along with the others present, they all start to notice some of the fish dying due to Smiley's toxins. Sanji jumps into the lake to search for Kin'emon's torso while Zoro and Brook try to fend off the slime close to their position.
Brook attempts to cut the Smiley but it has no effect, and the slime continues to release poisonous gas with each strike against it. Zoro yells at Brook, stating that cutting is not going to work and that he should just eat it instead. Once Sanji resurfaces and Kin'emon is fully put back together, Brook comments on how Kin'emon is tall and about the same height as himself. While Sanji is yelling at Kin'emon for being apologetic, Brook points out that they are completely surrounded by the slime. Kin'emon proceeds to cut Smiley with his Kitsunebi-ryu, causing it to explode. However, Kin'emon is also able to cut the fire leaving a clear path for the four of them.
Brook is then seen fleeing from Smiley along with Zoro, Sanji and Kin'emon. Brook states that, like Zoro, he would like to know about Kin'emon's sword style. He then watches with the others as the slime begins to change its shape. Smiley begins to attack again and Brook comments that this attack is too big so he escapes with the others. He questions with the others what the slime's abilities are as they all run for the research facility together.
As they are running from Smiley, they come across the giant candy left by Caesar for Smiley, and a small dragon made by Vegapunk. They then see a screen appear, with Caesar on it and decide to run again.
After witnessing Smiley explode, Brook, Sanji, Zoro, and Kin'emon run quickly trying to get away from the poisonous gas cloud. They see the small dragon flying away, and Zoro proposes the idea to get on the dragon's back and fly away. Brook agrees that this is a good idea. Struggling to catch up to it, Sanji is able to rush ahead after feeding his perverse nature. He catches the dragon, allowing the group to finally ride it. Eventually meeting up with Nami, Usopp, and Brownbeard, the two groups turn their attention to Caesar's lab where Zoro and Kin'emon are able to cut down the iron shutter, allowing them to enter.
After the G-5 Marines plug up the hole made by Zoro and Kin'emon, Brook uses his soul form to look outside of the facility right after the poison cloud blows over. Once he returns to his body, he comments that if anyone were to step outside, they would die. The G-5 Marines prepare to arrest the Straw Hat Pirates, but they are interrupted by Law. Law then tells everyone present about a way off the island but will have two hours to escape. As they all split up into three groups, Brook goes with Usopp, Zoro, Sanji, Nami, and Kin'emon while the G-5 Marines go with Tashigi to find the abducted children and the door with "R Building 66" on it.
When a group of G-5 Marines attempt to capture the Straw Hats, Brook, Zoro, and Kin'emon preform a three way attack on them and go on their way towards the passageway to Building B. One of Caesar's henchman fires a cannon at the wall of Building A, allowing the gas inside. As the gate exiting Building A closes, Brook and the others make haste to the passageway. They narrowly make it through the gate before it shuts completely, but a few G-5 Marines sacrificed themselves to save Tashigi.
Kin'emon and the Straw Hats then ride on Brownbeard and make their way towards Building B. After entering Building B, the smaller dragon attacks the group but leaves Brook alone, infuriating the skeleton. While the dragon breathes fire everywhere in Building B, Brook and Kin'emon debate on who should fight the dragon. After the dragon is damaged by Nami, Usopp, and Robin's attacks, the dragon retaliates by breathing fire at them. Kin'emon slices through the flames and Brook helps the samurai finish if off with Gavotte Bond en Avant.
Brook and the group then find Chopper (in Monster Point) trying to prevent the children from getting their candy. Regardless of his efforts, the children beat him down and run past him when the Rumble Ball wears off. Brook and the others (except Brownbeard) quickly come to Chopper's aid and run after the children to the Biscuits Room. Once they reach there, they encounter Monet.
Brook goes with Usopp and Kin'emon, using his soul form to try and find Momonosuke, and a pair of Seastone handcuffs, which Robin has asked for. While Usopp goes to the secret room, Brook and Kin'emon frees some of the captive children. Kin'emon then learns from a little girl that his son was transformed into a dragon. Thinking his son was the dragon he fought earlier, Kin'emon rushes back towards the direction of the poison gas. Brook tries to stop Kin'emon, but the samurai is unfortunately petrified by the gas. Brook then carries his body as everyone flees to Building R.
Once everyone reaches Building R safely, they board a rail car and make their escape. While riding through the escape passage, Brook is shocked to see a small dragon, which happens to be Kin'emon's son. Once they reach the outside, they find Franky battling against Buffalo and Baby 5.
After the defeat of Buffalo and Baby 5 and the capture of Caesar Clown, everyone took a moment to rest and relax. Later, Brook panics when Kin'emon's body cracked and is then surprised to see him reformed back to his normal state. After Sanji prepares a meal, everyone have a feast together.
After the party ended, Brook and the rest of the Straw Hat pirates made their way to their ship to set sail to their next destination. While they made their way, the G-5 Marines put up a banner to prevent the kids from seeing the Straw Hats while yelling things like Marines are justice and pirates are scum. The kids, however, said that they were the ones who saved them, while remembering all the Straw Hats did for them. The G-5 Marines continue to speak ill of pirates and praise the marines, but Tashigi interrupts them and says they are a disgrace. The G-5 Marines respond with saying that if they do not badmouth the pirates, they would come to admire and respect them. Eventually the Marines lower their voices and banners to let the kids say their goodbyes, while Brook and the rest of the Straw Hats wave them goodbye, as they continue to make their way to their ship.
Brook and the rest of the Straw Hat pirates are later seen on a Sea slope, which are pretty common according to Law. When Brook asks Franky about "the little Lamb", Franky corrects him and says it is Mini-Merry 2 and that he is the eighth person to make this mistake. Franky then explains to Brook about how he was able to retrieve the Mini-Merry via a hidden water way to the research facility. Knowing that the Mini Merry is safe, Brook says the he can finally rest easy.
A little while later, Luffy starts to explain that they formed alliance with the Heart Pirates to take down a Yonko. Law proceeds to explain about the operations and underworld deals of all the major pirates of the New World and that Doflamingo, also known as Joker, has the most influence in the underworld. Brook did not hear since he fell asleep during Law's explanation. Law goes on, saying that Doflamingo's biggest client is Kaido, which greatly shocks Kin'emon and Momonosuke. He then explain the next goal of their plan which is to cut down Kaido’s forces as much as possible, specifically his army of synthetic devil fruit users, which is around 500. Law assures the crew that the number will not grow any time soon, due to the capture of Caesar Clown. Brook and Chopper begin to show interest in Caesar which seems to make Caesar quite happy and Usopp quite angry. Law said that it was really Vegapunk that developed a theory on the devil fruits, and that Caesar only applied it which makes Brook and the rest lose all interest in Caesar. Law concludes by saying that the devil fruits are being made on their next destination, Dressrosa, and also warns the crew to not underestimate Doflamingo. Luffy asks if Kin'emon has business on Dressrosa, and Kin'emon reveals that he has a comrade being held prisoner there.
Later during the night, Brook comments on the choice that Law forced Doflamingo to make. When Nami tells him, Sanji and Kin'emon, that Momonosuke is taking a bath together with Robin, they all get very jealous. When Momonosuke and Robin comes out of the bath, wearing towels, they all yell at the boy out of a fit of rage, only to get reprimanded by Nami, who hits them all. Momonosuke then rubs his advantage with Nami and Robin in their faces, by pressing his face into Nami's chest and glaring at them with a malicious smile, much to their dismay. The next morning, Brook wakes everyone up and informs them that the newspaper came. While reading the news paper, they discover that Doflamingo resigned his position as Shichibukai and that he renounces as King of Dressrosa. His title as "King" surprises Brook. They then see that the newspaper also explains about Luffy and Law's alliance and the alliance between Kid, Hawkins, and Apoo.
The Next ObjectiveEdit
After Law contacted Doflamingo to inform him that they will bring Caesar to Green Bit, Brook had a meal with the rest of the crew while Kin'emon and Momonosuke told them the story about how they were shipwrecked and drifted to Dressrosa, how Momonosuke was separated from his father, and how Kanjuro was captured. The Thousand Sunny later approached Dressrosa.
After disembarking, the group split into three teams. Brook is part of the team that guards the Thousand Sunny. Momonosuke later played Shogun with Brook, Nami, and Chopper. When Brook started singing a song, they heard some strange noises and a voice coming from the men's room.
The voice belonged to Jora of the Donquixote Pirates, who had invaded the ship along with several of her subordinates. Using her Devil Fruit power, she turned the men's room into abstract art and does the same to Nami, Chopper, Brook, and Momonosuke. Hoping to lure Jora away from the ship, they escaped, but Jora transformed the ship into art anyway, rendering it unable to sail.
Brook, Nami, and Chopper fought back and managed to defeat Jora's men and destroy her ship. Jora uses her Devil Fruit powers to turn Brook's sword into art, rendering it useless. The three Straw Hats then received a call from Law. They begged Law to come save them, but instead, Law ordered them to bring the Thousand Sunny to Green Bit so he could hand Caesar to them. Brook wondered why Law had not already given Caesar to Doflamingo.
Jora later trapped Chopper, Momonosuke, and Nami in a deadly painting that would slowly suffocate them in ten minutes. Brook acted nonchalant, seemingly caring more about the art that was being created than his friends' lives. The skeleton asked Jora to turn his violin and cane back to normal so that he could add accompaniment to their death. Once Jora complied, Brook then slashed her using 'Drawing Song Hitoyogiri', defeating her and causing her power to wear off, turning everyone back to normal.
Later on, Nami's group kept attacking Jora to ensure she was completely incapacitated. They then discussed what to do with Jora and wondered why Law was not handing Caesar back to Doflamingo. Jora proudly informed them that Doflamingo never quit the Shichibukai and explained his gambit to them, leaving them shocked and worried. As they get close to Green Bit, Nami's group was horrified to see Fighting Fish attacking the Sunny. When they saw Doflamingo approaching the ship, they cried in terror but was overjoyed and relieved when Sanji intercepted him.
A Change of PlansEdit
When Sanji was overwhelmed and immobilized by Doflamingo's strings, Nami's group panicked. Doflamingo was about to deal a lethal blow to Sanji, but Law intervened by using Shambles and teleported Sanji, Caesar, and himself to the Thousand Sunny. Law then instructed Nami's group to head for Zo. Nami's group was reluctant to leave behind the other Straw Hats, but they complied when they realized that the ship was facing threats from both Doflamingo and Issho. After blocking an attack from Doflamingo, Law informed the Straw Hats about Doflamingo's Devil Fruit powers and instructed them to go to a place without clouds. Law then took Jora hostage, giving Nami's group enough time to escape using Coup de Burst.
After sailing far away from Dressrosa, Brook helps Nami maintain a lookout for Doflamingo. When Zoro finally made contact with Luffy at the Corrida Colosseum, the group on the Sunny engage in a conference call with both Luffy and Franky's group. After everyone was brought up to speed and learned about the true situation on Dressrosa, Sanji decided to sail back to Dressrosa to carry out their assault on Doflamingo, much to Brook's dismay.
Through the Den Den Mushi, the group on the Sunny heard the skirmish occurring at the Corrida Colosseum and was surprised to hear that an admiral was also present in Dressrosa. His shock doubled, when the Big Mom Pirates appeared out of nowhere, claiming they were after Caesar Clown. Since returning to Dressrosa was not a wise option, Brook and the others on the Thousand Sunny set their course to Zou once again and also took permission from Luffy to counterattack Big Mom's ship.
The Next IslandEdit
Brook and the others managed to deal some damage to Big Mom's ship and they eluded the Big Mom Pirates thanks to a fog Nami created. They arrived at Zou the next day. After forcing Caesar to take them on the giant elephant's back, they came across Sheepshead chasing after a mink named Tristan. After saving Tristan and running from Sheepshead, they found Zou's ruined city covered in poison gas and the devastated Mink Tribe. Pedro begged Brook's group to help Inuarashi and Nekomamushi.
Brook ran alongside Nami and Momonosuke on unstable terrain and accidentally cushioned Nami when she fell. The three were then confronted by Sheepshead and other pirates, wanting to know what they had done with Tristan. The elephant's trunk suddenly spewed water, causing a flood to sweep them away. Brook and Momonosuke had to be saved by Nami, who put them on a log. Sheepshead then attacked them with his Devil Fruit power, but Brook countered him. Sanji arrived and told Brook to keep his counter up for a bit longer as he defeated Sheepshead with a Diable Jambe kick. Afterwards, Brook regrouped with the others to find Tristan.
After fending off Zou's enemies and forcing Caesar to neutralize the poison gas, Brook's group then tended to the minks' injuries, saving them from certain death and gaining their gratitude.
The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.
Heart of GoldEdit
While sailing through a wintry sea, the Straw Hats encountered a girl named Myskina Olga. Olga initially antagonized the Straw Hats, but they satiated her with food, and she revealed to them that she was from the lost island Alchemi, which contained the great treasure known as the Pure Gold. The Straw Hats grew excited and prepared to go on a treasure hunt, eventually convincing Olga to lead them to Alchemi. They were suddenly attacked by Mad Treasure and his crew, who were also after the Pure Gold, and they began to battle. During the battle, however, Olga's ring fell into the ocean, which caused a giant fish named Bonbori to emerge and consume it. Olga revealed to the Straw Hats that the Pure Gold was inside Bonbori, and they sailed into its mouth. Treasure's crew followed them inside, ramming their ship into the Sunny and nearly causing it to hit Bonbori's uvula. Luffy managed to prevent the collision, but was blown away by Naomi Drunk, and Olga went to rescue him. The other Straw Hats fell down Bonbori's throat, and Brook, Nami, Robin, Chopper, and Usopp were left helpless afterwards, allowing Treasure to capture them.
Treasure brought his prisoners to an island in Bonbori's first stomach in order to confront Luffy and Olga. Using the prisoners, Treasure managed to trap Luffy and capture Olga, and his entourage returned to his ship. The Straw Hat prisoners were forced to help row the ship to Alchemi, though they had hope that Luffy would rescue them. They eventually reached Alchemi, and entered an abandoned mine containing the Pure Gold.
In order to pass through the first room, someone had to play a song on an organ, and Brook volunteered himself. However, some of the notes were faded or removed, causing Brook to mess up the song and activate a flying arrow trap. Olga then assisted Brook by singing the song, allowing him to play it correctly and open the path to the next area. After getting past the second area, the group came to the Final Gate, where they had to open a door with many keyholes. The door was underneath a crocodile's mouth contraption, which started closing when the Straw Hats stepped into it. Brook, Usopp, and Chopper held it open as Nami fruitlessly tried every keyhole, with the contraption getting heavier each time she failed. Eventually, Luffy reached the room they were in and destroyed the crocodile's mouth as his companion Myskina Acier opened a trapdoor underneath the Straw Hats and Olga.
In the room below, the Straw Hats and Olga found the Pure Gold, but were forced out of the mine after Acier attempted to blow it up. Treasure and Acier followed them out of the mine, and Luffy battled Treasure. When Luffy defeated Treasure, Bonbori started getting dry heaves, and the Straw Hats rode outside as it vomited. They then watched as the Pure Gold was fully absorbed into Bonbori's lamp. The next day, the Straw Hats parted ways with Olga and Acier, but they were disappointed in their failure to get the Pure Gold. However, Nami revealed that she had acquired a Vivre Card leading to the entertainment city, Gran Tesoro, which the Straw Hats excitedly set sail for.
One Piece Film: Gold Episode 0Edit
On the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hats were having a barbecue. Brook was the referee of the volleyball game between Nami and Chopper versus Robin and Franky. The conclusion of the game resulted in Nami and Chopper winning because Robin used her Devil Fruit ability. Afterwards, the Straw Hats discussed what they will do once they arrive on Gran Tesoro. Usopp was concerned on what would happened if gambling in the casino failed so he decided that'll host a show. Usopp's show was centered around sumo wrestling and Luffy was the Yokozuna and Brook sat back to spectate. After Luffy and Usopp were ready to call it quits, Franky decided to challenge Luffy to take his title. After a long match, they decided to use their signature attacks, but Nami interrupted their match and punched them because they could have destroyed the ship. Brook then attempted to crown Nami with the Yokozuna garment, but Nami knocked him into the sky and denied it. Moments later, the Straw Hats approached Gran Tesoro.
One Piece Film: GoldEdit
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Big Mom's InvitationEdit
Pekoms and Capone Bege arrived at the island several days later, and Brook and Sanji went to speak to them. Pekoms expressed his heartfelt gratitude to them for saving his fellow minks and decided to spare the Straw Hats in exchange for Caesar.
Annoyed that Pekoms was letting his emotions get in the way of their mission, Bege shot Pekoms in the back. He then summoned his men from his body and captured Sanji's group and Caesar. He then took them inside his body to speak to them in private. While talking to Sanji, Bege gave him an invitation to the Big Mom Pirates' wedding Tea Party. Bege also identified him as the third son of the Vinsmoke Family and indicated he would be marrying Pudding, the 35th daughter of the Charlotte Family.
As the other Straw Hats reacted to the news, Brook was shocked at hearing the name Vinsmoke. Nami then remembered Sanji's mysterious comment that he was born in the North Blue, and Brook realized that the Red Line stood between it and East Blue, meaning Sanji had to cross the Red Line to enter the East Blue and embark on a long voyage.
After writing a note, Sanji gave it to his friends. He apologized to his crew, explaining it was not his intent to hide things from them, but he never expected to face this part of his past again, deciding to put an end to it alone. He then threw Nami, Chopper, and Brook out of Bege's body.
Sanji snatched a rifle from one of the Fire Tank Pirates and held Caesar at gunpoint to prevent Bege's crew from going after his comrades. As Nami, Chopper, and Brook pleaded for Sanji to stay with them, Sanji promised that he would return before Bege fled with him and Caesar. Brook stopped Wanda and the other minks from taking chase, knowing Sanji did not plan on refusing his invitation. His disheartened friends were now left with just a note which made light of the situation and simply restated his promise to come back.
Reunion with LuffyEdit
After the arrival of Law and Luffy's group, Brook greeted his fellow Straw Hats while they were feasting with the minks. He explained that Monosuke was safe too but remained in his room. Brook also told his crewmates not to mention samurai or Wano Country to the minks. Before he could explain the reason, he was interrupted by the canine minks. As Nami was explaining to Luffy's group about the time after their separation, Brook was being played by the canine minks.
Brook and the group then traveled to Duke Inuarashi's home while Wanda explained about Jack's attack on Zou in detail, revealing that he was searching for a Wano ninja called Raizo. After Wanda finished with her recollection, Brook explained to his crew the reason why they should not mention samurai or the Wano Country. When Luffy blurted out the ninja's name, Brook, Nami, and Usopp swiftly beat him up. When Wanda questioned them, Brook insisted that she misheard him. They then arrived at Inuarashi's home where Wanda introduced them to Sicilian, who expressed his gratitude to the crew. After entering the duke's home, they heard about a weapon Jack used against the Mink Tribe.
After Wanda recalled the devastation caused by Jack and the Mink Tribe's salvation, the Straw Hats decided to visit Nekomamushi and the Guardians. They then traveled to the Whale Forest with Wanda and Carrot. On the way, Brook and Nami began to explain what happened when Big Mom's ship arrived at Zou two days before Luffy's arrival.
After explaining about the circumstances concerning Sanji's departure from Zou, Brook sang a song about going to meet Nekomamushi. Robin asked if Nekomamushi is like what Brook described, but Brook replied that he was singing about how he imagined the ruler. When Luffy got excited, thinking that their crew would have a new member when Sanji brings back his bride with him, Brook revealed that the bride is Big Mom's daughter, meaning they would become Big Mom's underlings after Sanji's marriage. Brook also said that Sanji was against the idea and wondered if there was no way he could escape it. After Luffy decided to find Sanji, Brook suggested asking Pekoms for information.
When they arrived at the Whale Forest and met Nekomamushi, Brook laughed at his antics.
As Nekomamushi partied with Luffy and his group, Robin, Franky, and Brook stood guard outside Zou's gates, planning to stop Kin'emon and Kanjuro from entering. However, by the time they arrived the next morning, Robin, Franky, and Brook already fell asleep, and went unnoticed by those they planned to meet as Kanjuro's living art overshadowed them.
Revelations and a New AllianceEdit
When they woke up, the trio realized that Kin'emon and Kanjuro went passed them and they quickly ran back to the Mokomo Dukedom, fearing what would happen if the Mink Tribe meets the samurais. The Straw Hats managed to intercept Kin'emon, Kanjuro, and Momonosuke just as they arrived at Kurau City and tried desperately to keep them hidden. However, as Nekomamushi and Inuarashi were fighting, Kin'emon and Kanjuro revealed themselves. Contrary to what the Straw Hats expected, the Mink Tribe welcomed the samurais and revealed that Raizo is safe. The Straw Hats were stunned to learn that the minks knew about Raizo all along and went to great lengths to keep him hidden despite the abuse they suffered.
The Straw Hats were further shocked when Kin'emon revealed that Momonosuke was not his son, but rather the heir to the daimyo of Kuri, which surprised Brook as the two shared the same perverted traits. Inuarashi and Nekomamushi then took the Straw Hats, Law, and the samurais to a secret room inside the whale-shaped tree to see Raizo.
When Robin deciphered the red poneglyph hidden in the Whale Tree, Inuarashi then explained to the Straw Hats about the four Road Poneglyphs and they listened in anticipation as he revealed how they can lead to Raftel. When Nekomamushi revealed that Kaido and Big Mom each possessed one Road Poneglyph, Brook, Usopp, Chopper, and Nami were deeply shocked. The Straw Hats were then surprised when Nekomamushi revealed that Momonosuke's ancestors created the poneglyhs. However, the samurais explained that Momonosuke never inherited the knowledge of the poneglyphs due to the execution of Lord Oden at the hands of Kaido and the shogun of Wano. The Straw Hats also learned that Oden was part of Roger's crew and had been on Raftel with him as well as the Beasts Pirates' objective in obtaining the secret that Oden knew.
The samurais explained Oden's will to open the Wano Country to the world and they went on a journey to gather allies to defeat Kaido and the shogun of Wano. When Luffy declined Kin'emon's request for an alliance and said that Momonosuke should make the request himself, Brook told Luffy that Momonosuke is only a child. However, Momonosuke humbly did so and Luffy agreed. Brook then watched Luffy form an alliance with the samurais and the Mink Tribe.
Right after leaving the secret room, Brook and the others learned that Inuarashi and Nekomamuhi traveled with Oden and had been on the ships of both Whitebeard and Roger. The alliance decided to split up to accomplish different tasks and meet up again at Wano. Brook, Chopper, and Nami chose to accompany Luffy in his mission to rescue Sanji. However, before they could start their operation, they felt Zou shaking and heard Zunisha crying.
As everything shook around them, they witnessed Luffy and Momonosuke's ability to hear Zunisha's voice. They then heard from Momonosuke that Jack returned to Zou and started attacking Zunisha. On Momonosuke's command, Zunisha sank Jack's fleet with one blow. With the threat of Jack ended, everyone became calm again.
After Luffy retrieved Pekoms and Pedro volunteered to help save Sanji, Brook departed Zou with the Sanji retrieval team. Everyone, except for the Straw Hat members left behind, were shocked when Luffy jumped off Zou with his party.
Journey to Whole Cake IslandEdit
As they sailed towards Whole Cake Island on the Thousand Sunny, Brook, Nami, and Chopper were still recovering from the shock of Luffy's stunt at Zou. They were then surprised to see Carrot has snuck aboard the ship. After she begged them not to turn back, the group allowed her to come along. When the crew got hungry, Luffy insisted on preparing a meal himself because Nami was going to charge them money for the food.
Brook and the rest of the Sanji retrieval team then learned from a newspaper about the Blackbeard Pirates' attack on the Revolutionary Army's headquarters on Baltigo, surprising everyone on board. After passing through a storm, Luffy presented his dish, which the group did not enjoy in the least. Luffy then admitted that he used up all the food they had and the group found themselves in a food shortage crisis.
Marine Rookie ArcEdit
The team began to starve after running out of rations but came upon Fron Island. Pekoms warned them that a Marine base was located there, but Brook, Luffy, Nami, Chopper, and Carrot went there anyways on the Shark Submerge III. When they arrived on the island, Brook detached his soul in order to scare a group of Marines into unconsciousness, allowing the others to put on the Marines' uniforms. Brook then returned to the Submerge in order to guard it while everyone else looked for food. However, Luffy's identity was eventually discovered, and the island was put in a state of emergency. Soon afterwards, a Marine patrol discovered Brook on the Submerge and confronted him.
Brook detached his soul from his body and entered the Marine base, where he reunited with Luffy and Carrot. He took the two to Nami and Chopper, but ended up leading them to a corner, forgetting that they could not pass through the wall like he could. However, Luffy managed to punch a hole in the wall, allowing them to escape.
Brook returned to the Submerge, where he prepared to pick up his crewmates and escape. However, Vice Admiral Prodi noticed him and shot his bazooka at the Submerge, engulfing Brook in a large explosion. However, Brook and the Submerge managed to emerge unharmed, and when the Marines on the coast were all defeated, he prepared to take his crewmates back to the Sunny. Once Luffy defeated his final obstacle, Grount, Brook took everyone to the Sunny, where they ate all their rations within 10 minutes.
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Whole Cake Island ArcEdit
Entering Totto LandEdit
A few days later, the group was famished from the lack of food and overheated as they passed through boiling waters. They were saved from starvation when Luffy managed to catch a gigantic fish. The group, except for Luffy, enjoyed a meal prepared by Nami using Sanji's recipe. Luffy was incapacitated by food poisoning after eating the fish's toxic skin. After entering Big Mom's waters, the group was approached by a ship belonging to Germa 66.
When they saw a hooded man aboard the ship, the group mistook him for Sanji until the man revealed himself to be Sanji's younger brother, Vinsmoke Yonji. When Luffy's condition worsened, Yonji refused to provide any aid and taunted the group to try to take the antidote by force until Sanji's older sister, Reiju, appeared and kicked Yonji for his rudeness. After she boarded the Thousand Sunny, Brook asked Pekoms if the Vinsmoke Family was the royal family that once ruled all of North Blue with their military might. Reiju explained to Brook that the Vinsmoke Family still hold the status of royalty even though they currently have no land to rule. She then cured Luffy by sucking the poison out of him. Yonji and Reiju then departed without reporting the Sanji retrieval team's presence.
The group later docked at Cacao Island, an island close to Whole Cake Island and has buildings made of chocolate. After Nami and Carrot wore their new dresses, Nami beat up Brook for peeking under her skirt. The team then saw Luffy and Chopper got into trouble by eating a café and were about to be arrested. As Brook plead to Pedro not to use violence, they were saved by Charlotte Pudding, who then invited the Sanji retrieval team into her home where she offered them food.
The Sanji retrieval team was then shocked to learn that the woman they were conversing with was Sanji's bride-to-be, who in turn, was surprised to discover that the group was from the Straw Hat crew. After calming down, Brook and the team listened as Pudding explained more about the Charlotte Family and her thoughts about Sanji. Brook was shocked to hear that Sanji turned her down. Pudding then showed them a secret route to Whole Cake Island and told them where to meet her while promising to bring Sanji to them. The Sanji retrieval team then left in a hurry when guards arrived for Pudding and quickly returned to the Thousand Sunny. Pekoms was nowhere to be seen and they found a message telling them to turn back.
After leaving Cocao Island, the team sailed on Pudding's route. Nami decided that they should not get to close to the island in order to avoid Big Mom's surveillance, and she left the rest of the navigation to Brook. The Thousand Sunny was then attacked by a giant aquatic centipede, and the team prepared to fight it.
The team later battled a swarm of giant ants before getting trapped in a frozen sea of syrup as night fell. After Brook put the ants to sleep, they worked to unfreeze the sea. Brook and the rest of the team listened as Pedro revealed his past history in Totto Land and his plan to steal Big Mom's Road Poneglyph. The next day, the team reached Whole Cake Island.
Poneglyph Retrieval MissionEdit
After docking at the southwestern coast of Whole Cake Island, the team split into two groups. Brook and Pedro took the Shark Submerge III with the objective to infiltrate Big Mom's palace and acquire a copy of her Road Poneglyph.
Brook and Pedro later infiltrated Sweet City and read a newspaper article stating that Jinbe reconsidered his decision to leave Big Mom's crew. They then discovered Pudding with Baron Tamago at a bridal store. While eavesdropping on Tamago's conversation with his subordinates, Brook and Pedro learned that Big Mom and her crew were aware of the Sanji retrieval team's movements. Brook and Pedro then hid themselves inside a biscuit soldier and waited to be taken to Big Mom's castle.
They managed to infiltrate the castle and were seen hiding inside the alcohol storehouse. After surveying the Room of Treasure in his ghost form, Brook saw how heavily guarded the poneglyphs were, especially with Sweet Commander Smoothie. Realizing that their chances of success were slim to none and that they would not get another chance even with the rest of the Straw Hats, the duo then planned to have Pedro act as a decoy.
While Pedro was distracting the guards, Brook prepared to give a special live concert. As Smoothie stood outside the Room of Treasure, Brook managed to slip past her. After locking the door, Brook battled the chess soldiers inside the room, suppressing the souls that had been put into them with his own soul.
After defeating everyone in the treasure room, Brook took a key from one of the defeated guards. Right as he finished copying the Poneglyphs, Big Mom busted into the room and confronted him, giving him barely enough time to hide the copies inside his skull. Brook was quickly overwhelmed by Big Mom and her homies Zeus and Prometheus, but kept getting back up. Big Mom questioned his motives, and Brook replied that he was determined to acquire her Road Poneglyph no matter what, as it would make their voyage to Totto Land worth something even if they failed to rescue Sanji. Big Mom brought up the possibility of all of them dying, but Brook refused to ever consider it.
Brook was eventually subdued and captured by the Yonko, though he managed to injure one of her top homies Prometheus. After failing to find any copies of her Poneglyphs in Brook's clothes and cylinder, she lost her anger and caressed him affectionately. When Pudding entered the room, Brook then learned that Pudding is part of the Three-Eye Tribe and that she was supposed to possess some mysterious power that would enable Big Mom to read the poneglyphs. Big Mom took Brook with her as she left the treasure room. Big Mom then took Brook with her to the Queen's Chamber. As Big Mom was having a conversation with Pudding, Brook learned about Pudding's sinister nature and the plot to assassinate the Vinsmoke Family.
Soon afterwards, Big Mom went to bed while still holding Brook, and Brook managed to fall asleep as well. Big Mom dropped Brook on the floor while tossing and turning, and Nami emerged from a mirror to retrieve Brook. However, when Nami woke him up, Brook saw the dummy of him the others had made to switch him with and let out a scream of fright, thinking it was a ghost. Big Mom threw Prometheus at the two of them, but Jinbe managed to pull the two of them back into the Mirro-World as Prometheus caused an explosion. Brook then reunited with Chopper, Pedro, and Carrot. Pedro apologized for making him go on this mission, but Brook stated that it was worth it as he pulled out the copies of Big Mom's poneglyphs from within his skull.
Brook's group later contacted Luffy and Sanji through a mirror shard and they were surprised when Luffy decided to ruin the wedding ceremony. Brook then listened as Jinbe explained more about Bege, such as his backstory and him plotting against Big Mom. He was shocked when Jinbe proposed to form an alliance with Bege. Luffy agreed to meet with Bege even though Brook voted against this.
The Wedding DayEdit
Brook and his group arrived at Bege's hideout before Luffy and Sanji. After taking a bath, Brook accompanied his team inside the meeting room. As Bege explained his plan to kill Big Mom, Brook listened attentively. The meeting adjourned once Bege finished going over the plan.
After the wedding ceremony began, the team initially encountered a small problem when Jinbe had difficulty waking Luffy up. After they woke Luffy with food, the team went inside the mirror world and prepared to charge into the venue. Once they heard the signal, they unleashed duplicates of Luffy into the venue. While they were causing a ruckus at the wedding ceremony, Brook entered the venue disguised as Luffy as well. While Big Mom was distracted by Jinbe and Luffy, Brook smashed the picture of Mother Carmel with a hammer.
As the guests were shocked at his actions, Brook removed his Luffy mask and revealed himself to Big Mom, causing her to go into a stunned state. During the ensuing conflict with the Big Mom Pirates, Brook was decapitated but still survived. While Bege was "holding down" Luffy, Brook whispered to Luffy that Big Mom was in a state of confusion on what to be mad about and their best chance was to show her the broken photo of Carmel again.