Chaka is a tall, imposing dark skinned man with medium length black hair and a long broad nose resembling that of a jackal.
He wears a long, light-green tunic, revealing his muscular chest, and has two belts around his waist: a striped, pale-red and crimson large one, and over it a purple, thinner one. Around his neck he has a necklace consisting of big golden beads, and he wears a dark-green coat draped on his shoulders like a cape. He carries a massive sword, with a blue hilt and sheath, on his right hip.
Chaka is always stern and rigorous. He is very loyal to the royal family, and he is willing to give up his life in order to protect them, as seen when he attacked Crocodile in order to give Vivi a chance to escape. He shows great concern for his best friend Pell.
Abilities and PowersEdit
- Further information: Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal
Chaka ate the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal, a Zoan-class Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a jackal and a human-jackal hybrid. This grants him an increase in speed and physical prowess, and has earned him the nickname "Chaka the Jackal". He has been shown combining his form with swordsmanship to increase the power of his attacks, usually by holding the sword in his mouth while charging at the opponent.
Chaka wields an exotic looking sword, which he wields in conjuncture with his Devil Fruit transformation.
Training a RebelEdit
Crocodile the HeroEdit
Chaka, together with Pell, came to the town where pirates were attacking civilians. However, Crocodile beat the pirates before they arrived. As they reached their destination, Crocodile had already beaten the pirates. When the rebellion began to move, Pell and Chaka wanted to fight back but were stopped by King Cobra. Later, they found Carue bringing Vivi's letter. From the information, they learned their enemy's identity. As the rebels approached the city, Chaka was commanded to ready the royal army.
A guard reported that the king is missing, causing Chaka to panic. Chaka ordered the Royal Army to search for the king, noting that searching for people is Pell's forte, but that he is now scouting the enemies at Rainbase. Later, a royal guard reports that they have spotted the king admitting to stealing the rain and giving orders to destroy Nanohana. Chaka rejects this as the work of the real king, but the guard replies that the king disappeared from his room around the time of the incident.
As the rebellion started to move. Chaka commanded the royal guard to fight until death for the sake of the king and the princess.
During Crocodile's attack on the kingdom, Chaka attacked the Shichibukai alone. Because of Crocodile's actions which forced his men to die without getting the chance to die honorably in battle, Chaka was angered to the point that he attacked Crocodile. However, this was also an attempt to protect Vivi and Kohza, as well as buy them time to put an end to the battle - but despite his efforts, he was easily defeated. He survived, however, and showed up later on in the Alabasta Arc commanding the royal guard to stop fighting.
Water 7 SagaEdit
Summit War SagaEdit
After the Whitebeard War, he and Pell are seen reporting to King Cobra about a recently foiled pirate attack.
Fishman Island SagaEdit
From the Decks of the WorldEdit
After the timeskip, Chaka and Pell are seen being fitted for new clothes to wear at the upcoming Reverie.
As the time for Reverie approached, Chaka accompanied the Nefeltari Family to Mariejois alongside Pell, Carue, and Igaram. Chaka expressed concern for Cobra's health as the latter revealed his intention on asking the World Government about the poneglyphs.
- Chaka vs. Crocodile
- Chaka represents the jackal, one of the two guardian spirits of Alabasta, along with Pell the Falcon. Both of them are based on the Egyptian deities Anubis and Horus, respectively, with their hybrid forms displaying this even more so.
- Chaka means "red hot sun" in Swahili.
- Chaka's name may come from singer Chaka Khan.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 155 and Episode 91.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 19 Chapter 167 (p. 12) and Episode 105, Chaka is introduced.
- ↑ SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 82, Chaka's birthday is revealed.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 196 (p. 10) and Episode 120, Chaka is revealed to have eaten the Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Jackal.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 22 Chapter 196 (p. 10-11) and Episode 120, Chaka attacks Crocodile in his Jackal form.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 439 and Episode 324.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 and Episode 512.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 65 Chapter 639, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 23.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 822.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 823.