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|Romanized Name:||Kapone Bejji|
|Official English Name:||Capone Bege|
|Debut:||Chapter 498; Episode 392|
|Affiliations:||Firetank Pirates; Ally of the Big Mom Pirates|
|Epithet:||"Gang" (ギャング Gyangu?)|
42 (after timeskip)
|Height:||166 cm (5'5") (debut)|
|Japanese VA:||Naoki Tatsuta|
|Funi English VA:||Kyle Hebert|
Capone "Gang" Bege is a mafia don-like pirate who hails from West Blue. He is the captain of the Firetank Pirates and also one of twelve pirates who are referred to as "The Worst Generation" (formerly known as "The Eleven Supernovas").
Currently, he and his crew are working under the Big Mom Pirates.
Capone is a short man with a stocky build whose appearance is somewhat similar to that of a Mafia boss. He sports an oiled-up and slicked-back hairstyle befitting that of a crime don. His facial features have a very stern look to them further accentuated by his rather sharp but hooking beak-like nose. He also has five o'clock stubble on his upper lip.
He wears a black-and-white pinstriped attire, complete with a green scarf around his neck, with the excess tucked inside the suit (making it look like a cravat). Like Crocodile, Capone wears very expensive golden rings with precious stones mounted on them, but because Capone has two hands, all his fingers (including the thumbs) have them. As for his personal effects, he has a pirate captain's coat with red and gold trimming and a western style cowboy hat, both of which he only seems to wear for traveling purposes. He has been seen smoking a cigar.
As a child, he had curlier hair and a shorter and rounder head. He wore a shirt and tie. He was also depicted as playing with guns, knives, and a fortress made of blocks, referencing his Devil Fruit abilities.
In the post-timeskip, he is shown with a thick goatee and a darker hat.
Capone is a man of gentlemanly behavior and mannerisms. He is appalled by things like bad table manners and rudeness. He usually maintains a reserved and calm demeanor almost to the point of being cultured and sophisticated.
However, he can be very impatient and ill-tempered and is not at all above injuring others, even his own crew, should they provoke his ire even the slightest as shown when he struck a crewmember with a fork without so much as an apology. For so long as he's not agitated, he appears to be a pirate who prefers to avoid trouble where can be, and his reaction to hearing about Luffy's attack on a World Noble is that of shock and of fleeting foot.
However, when he does engage in battle, he tends to just walk into danger on his own, since he can easily summon numerous subordinates at any time and place to fight on his behalf. It also seems to be for this reason, that he appears to view his crew as somewhat expendable, made apparent by the fact he did not seemed bothered about smoking them out despite their protests.
Capone's men generally address him as "Father" similarly to the way that Mafia members address their high ranking leader as "Godfather". In return, he sees his crew mates as somewhat expendable, as he stabbed one with a fork for disturbing him, and continued to smoke heavily despite his subordinates being inside him.
Straw Hat PiratesEdit
Capone despises Luffy and his crew for the trouble they caused him on the Sabaody Archipelago. He swore to make them pay for getting in his way when (or if) they meet again in the New World. During the Zou Arc, he confronts the Straw Hats' Thousand Sunny along with the Big Mom Pirates.
Big Mom PiratesEdit
Abilities and PowersEdit
Capone controls a massive force of subordinates. He holds them within his body using an unknown Devil Fruit ability, including horses and cannons. He manifests these objects outside his body by first manifesting gunports and doorbridges on his person through which his "troops" could come out. It is currently unknown whether or not these people, animals, and objects were created by his own powers or were actually real and made miniature by his powers. Essentially, this makes Capone a human-sized walking fortress, and allows him to launch surprise attacks.
His insides also appear to that of a literal fortress, featuring stone brick rooms as well as drawbridges that can open and close, again putting into question whether Capone creates them at will or that his body truly does function like a fortress and has people run around his body at all times. When the objects and people within him reach a certain distance away from his body, shown by a pinkish layer of an unknown aura centered on Capone's location, they revert to full size, resulting in large cannon volleys and cavalry seemingly popping out of nowhere from one man.
Summit War SagaEdit
Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit
Like the other Supernovas, he entered the Sabaody Archipelago after having traversed one of the Grand Line's seven initial paths. He entered a restaurant and ate while watching Jewelry Bonney's gluttony, disgusted by her lack of manners.
He then witnessed Roronoa Zoro walking in the path of a World Noble, nearly causing the call for an Admiral to the archipelago, if not for the intervention of Bonney. He also noted that even if the Straw Hat Pirates were as crazy as rumors would have it, Zoro was truly insane for drawing his blade against a World Noble.
When he heard how Luffy attacked a World Noble, he ordered his crew to set sail for Fishman Island immediately, saying he did not wish to deal with a Marine Admiral. However, he was later surrounded by a horde of Marine soldiers all by himself, but he calmly told them that they have already lost in sheer military force, backing it up by calling forth what was essentially a small army from his body, as well as firing small cannons (which expanded into regular sized cannonballs).
He watched Ace's execution, which was being broadcasted at Sabaody, meaning that he managed to escape capture by the Marines. When people started to wonder if Whitebeard truly sold out his allies after the broadcast was cut off, Capone remarked that Whitebeard did not become a legend by doing such things.
After the war ended, he commented that, in an instant, Whitebeard's territorial waters were transformed into a sea of blood, implying that his territories lost their protection and it was only a matter of time before chaos ensues.
Later, while in the New World, he was eating in his ship when it was apparently drawn toward an incredibly large, black object in the sky above him. As the ship shook violently, Capone complained to his crew to steer better. He and his crew screamed out in terror, but could do nothing as they drew nearer to the object.
Pirate Alliance SagaEdit
Bege and his crew accompanied the Big Mom Pirates while they chased the Thousand Sunny in the pursuit of Caesar Clown. Much to his and the Big Mom Pirates' shock, the Thousand Sunny group was able to fight back and escape their clutches.
- He is named after the real life 1920's gangster, Alphonse "Al" Capone. His inspiration is both from Capone as well as the English privateer, William le Sauvage. He also shares his birthday with Capone, with them both being born on January 17.
- He is the only Supernova from the West Blue, the only one to not be voted one of the most popular characters in the 4th Poll of One Piece, and one of the two (along with X Drake) whose birthday was not revealed in SBS Volume 60 (it was revealed later on in SBS Volume 64).
- He is the shortest Supernova with a height of 166 cm (5'5").
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 12) and Episode 392, Capone Bege is introduced.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 68 (p. 82), the Supernovas' pre-timeskip ages and heights are revealed.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 64, Bege's birthday is revealed.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 12), Capone's name is romanized.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 664 (p. 10) and Episode 589, Brownbeard explains the Worst Generation.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 730.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 793.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 507 and Episode 401.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 508 and Episode 401, Capone reveals a miniature army inside him.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 and Episode 392, Capone and Bonney are seen together.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 and Episode 398, Capone leaves.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 58 Chapter 565, Supernovas react to Whitebeard's betrayal.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 59 Chapter 581, Supernovas react to Whitebeard's death.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 14) and Episode 511, Capone is seen with his crew as their ship is drawn toward an incredibly large black object.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 807.
- ↑ SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 52, fan question: do the Supernovas' names come from real life pirates?
- Al Capone - Wikipedia article on the real life mobster Capone Bege is named after.