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Catarina Devon
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Japanese Name: カタリーナ・デボン
Romanized Name: Katarīna Debon
English Name: Catarina Devon
Debut: Chapter 575; Episode 484
Affiliations: Blackbeard Pirates
Occupations: Pirate
Epithet: "Crescent Moon Hunter" (若月狩り Mikazuki-gari?)
Birthday: March 29th[1]
Bounty: Unknown[2]
Japanese VA: Kimiko Saitō

Catarina Devon,[3] known as the "Crescent Moon Hunter", was the most dangerous female pirate ever to be imprisoned in Impel Down within the entire age of pirates. She was freed by Marshall D. Teach and is currently the only known female member of his crew.[4]

AppearanceEdit

Devon has the appearance of a middle-aged woman, possibly in her 40s to 50s, but with her hair in a set of girlish pigtails. Her face has wrinkles, a sloping forehead, a long witch-like nose, a devilish grin, and a square jaw. However, unlike many older women in the series (like Vice Admiral Tsuru), she is not stooped or withered, with her body still appearing full and strong, if a bit broadened by age.

She currently wears a striped Impel Down uniform with a V-neckline. She also wears a large magenta cape, a blue pearl necklace, and a purple sash around her waist over lavender cargo-pants and black shoes.

PersonalityEdit

Little is known about her personality as to date. Although, when the Marines recognized her for the first time she mentioned that she "likes them too" which suggests that she is a somewhat sarcastic person.[5] She also preferred to receive new clothes in exchange of the prisoners' uniform that she dislikes wearing.

Like other characters in One Piece, she has a distinct laughter which is "Murunfuffuffu".

Abilities and PowersEdit

The full extent of her abilities has not yet been shown, but she is known to be the worst female criminal in the age of pirates, and was imprisoned in Level 6 of Impel Down.

Another testament to her power is the fact that when Blackbeard recruited the Level 6 prisoners, he only chose the strongest ones that could survive when pitted against everyone else in a free-for-all battle. Thus, Catarina Devon is one of the strongest Level 6 prisoners. She has shown herself to possess huge superhuman endurance, having been hit by Fleet Admiral Sengoku's shock wave in his Buddha form and then getting up rather easily.

WeaponsEdit

Catarina Devon Fights at Marineford

Devon using a spear against Whitebeard.

She is seen wielding a spear or a staff when attacking Whitebeard with her crew; while unclear in the manga, the anime shows it is indeed a spear.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Catarina Devon was once the worst female criminal within the Golden Age of Piracy, but was eventually caught by the World Government and sentenced to life in Impel Down, Level 6, where she was effectively erased from history.

Imprisonment and Freedom In Impel DownEdit

Devon was mentioned briefly by Emporio Ivankov as part of an explanation of Level 6's true horror to Mr. 2 Bon Kurei.[6] Later, under Marshall D. Teach's orders, Devon fought to the death with the inmates of her cell, and being victorious, was given freedom and was recruited into the Blackbeard Pirates.

Marineford ArcEdit

She was seen alongside the Blackbeard Pirates and fellow criminals, all of whom have been recruited into the crew, at Marineford to watch Whitebeard die. She then joined her crew in striking Whitebeard, she in particular stabbing with a staff or spear.

Whitebeard then dies and Blackbeard starts to absorb the power of the Gura Gura no Mi. Devon starts to get excited. When Blackbeard decides to sink Marineford, the Blackbeard Pirates are scattered. And as Sengoku causes a shockwave by attacking the Blackbeard Pirates, she is seen flying away. She leaves with her crew when Shanks arrives on the scene.

Post-War ArcEdit

She is seen again on a flaming island somewhere in the New World. She says that she wants the next island they arrive at to have a town since she is tired of her prison clothes and wants new clothes. She then leaves with her crew when Akainu arrives, leaving Jewelry Bonney to be captured by the admiral.

Rise in PowerEdit

Sometime during the two-year timeskip, the Blackbeard Pirates used their captain's knowledge of Whitebeard's former territory to conquer it. Now that Blackbeard has become a Yonko, the Blackbeard Pirates are hunting down powerful Devil Fruit users in order to absorb their abilities.

Early One PieceEdit

Early Devon

Early concepts of Catarina Devon from One Piece Green.

In One Piece Green: Secret Pieces was revealed an early concept of Catarina Devon. She was originally a far younger and more attractive swordwoman of Blackbeard's crew.

In an SBS, Oda stated that he took out the beauty because the Blackbeard Pirates have a "more pirate-like" theme: huge, rough, and vulgar. A beauty would just ruin the mood if she existed (although Oda also stated that he likes doing such things).

TriviaEdit

  • She is Impel Down's only (natural considering the people in New Kama Land) female prisoner who appears in the manga. However, another female prisoner named Olive appears in the anime.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 45), Catarina Devon's birthday is given.
  2. Eternal Log
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 7), Catarina Devon's is romanized.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 575 and Episode 484, Catarina Devon is seen alongside Blackbeard in Marineford.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 and Episode 484, the Marines mention Catarina Devon by name.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 538 and Episode 440, Catarina Devon mentioned by Emporio Ivankov.

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