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A Cabin Boy is hired on a ship as part of the crew. Their main duties tend to be the unimportant jobs, such as cleaning or running errands for the captain, and there is often more than one aboard a ship. Cabin boys often aspire to become sailors themselves. As the name suggests, most cabin boys are too young or inexperienced to have any other kind of job. They rarely see combat but some are able to defend themselves. As seen with Coby, someone who is kidnapped or enslaved by a crew can be forced into being a cabin boy.

In One PieceEdit

The first cabin boy introduced was Coby, who, by accident, became the reluctant crew member of Alvida.[1] After being freed by Luffy, he later became a willing cabin-boy of the Marines, alongside a reluctant Helmeppo, before they were both taken in by Garp and rose in rank.[2]

Other cabin boys mentioned are Buggy and Shanks who served on board the Oro Jackson, under captain Gol D. Roger[3], though they were considered more to be apprentice pirates than cabin boys. Luffy was a cabin boy on Baratie and left after his fight with Don Krieg (although it was a punishment from Zeff for damaging a portion of the Baratie).[4]

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Cabin Boys
Coby  Helmeppo  Shanks  Buggy 

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  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 2 and Episode 1, Coby is introduced as Alvida's cabin boy.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 10 Chapter 83, cover story: Diary of Coby-Meppo Vol. 1, Coby and Helmeppo become cabin boy's of the marines.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 19 and Episode 8, Buggy and Shanks revealed to have been cabin boys on Roger's crew.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 43 and Episodes 2021, Luffy destroys part of the Baratie, and Zeff force him to become the restaurant's cabin boy.

External linksEdit

  • Cabin Boy - Wikipedia article about cabin boys.

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