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Chess Anime Infobox

Japanese Name: チェス
Romanized Name: Chesu
Official English Name: Chess
Debut: Chapter 131; Episode 78[1]
Affiliations: Wapol Pirates (disbanded), Drum Kingdom (former)[2]
Occupations: Head of staff; Pirate
Status: Alive
Japanese VA: Yusuke Numata
Odex English VA: Chuck Powers
4Kids English VA: Jimmy Zoppi
Funi English VA: Kyle C. Jones

Chess is a former minister of defense serving under Wapol.[2] After the attack of Blackbeard, he became a pirate together with Kuromarimo still under Wapol.


Chess is a man who is a bit taller than average. He has wavy lips and a sad expression. He wears a checkered jester-like green-blue costume with purple lining at the end of the sleeves, a white winter cape with purple lining, that he ties against his chest, and grey buttons, with a light brown bow and a bag of arrows on his back. He has dark green pants, and blue shoes with white buckles. Six years ago, he wore a pointy green-blue hood on his head.[1]


As head of staff, Chess writes down every new law Wapol makes, along with everything he eats. Chess is quite cocky, often stating that he has figured out his foe's weakness. He also will not hesitate to hurt innocent bystanders. Just like Kuromarimo, he seems to be very loyal and respectful towards Wapol.[3]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Chess is a skilled archer that can even aim and fire multiple arrows at the same time.


Chess's Flaming Arrow

Chess' flaming arrow.

Checkmate (チェックメート Chekkumēto?): Chess shoots a flaming arrow at his opponent. This attack makes a great combo attack with Kuromarimo's Eleki-Marimo attack because the Afros he attaches make easy targets and increase the damage of his attack.



Chess became the head of staff after Wapol became king. He approved everything that Wapol did including eliminating all of the doctors on Drum Island, except the Isshi-20.[4]

One day, Blackbeard arrived on Drum Island and begun the destruction of the island. Chess, along with Kuromarimo, followed Wapol who cowardly escaped Drum Island. For nearly a year in exile, he spent his life as a pirate.[5]

Drum Island ArcEdit

Chess and the rest of the Wapol Pirates crossed the path of the Straw Hat Pirates when the crew spotted him "standing on water" but it turns out he was standing on top of Wapol's submarine and began to attack the Straw Hat Pirates. But they stopped the attack after Luffy sent Wapol into the sea. Chess and the Wapol Pirates decided to rescue their king and swore vengeance on the Straw Hat Pirates.[6]

One day later, Chess and the Wapol Pirates returned to Drum Island after one year of exile and began to terrorize the inhabitants. Kuromarimo also learned that the Straw Hat Pirates are also in Drum Island. Dalton tried to stop them, but Chess used his arrows to stop him. After they defeated Dalton, Chess and the Wapol Pirates were buried by an avalanche caused by the Lapahns. Thinking that it was the avalanche was caused by the Straw Hat Pirates, Chess, Wapol and Kuromarimo decided to pursue the Straw Hat Pirates. Chess, Kuromarimo and Wapol managed to find Luffy who is carrying Nami and Sanji to Kureha who is living at Wapol's former castle. They tried to attack him, but Luffy dodged the attack. They continued the attack until the Lapahns stopped Chess and Kuromarimo, giving Luffy time to escape. Soon afterwards Chess, Kuromarimo and Wapol defeated the Lapahns.[7]

Chess, Kuromarimo and Wapol then go to Drum Castle with the help of Robson so Wapol can evict Kureha and Chopper out of his castle. Once arrived, they confronted not only Kureha and Chopper, but also Luffy and Sanji. When Luffy nearly sent Wapol off the cliff with a punch, Chess and Kuromarimo saved him just in time. Chess tried to send his arrows at Sanji, but Luffy stopped him.

Wapol Eats Chess and Kuromarimo

Wapol eats Chess and Kuromarimo to create Chessmarimo.

After being humiliated again by Luffy, Wapol then used his Baku Baku no Mi abilities to fuse Chess and Kuromarimo into Chessmarimo.[8] After transforming, Chessmarimo vows to protect Wapol, and then engage a fight with Chopper. The reindeer then eats a Rumble Ball, and much to Chessmarimo surprise, he achieves more than his regular 3 transformations. After witnessing him evading their attacks with Jump Point, and blocking them with Guard Point, and even destroying their hammers with Arm Point, Chopper uses his Brain Point to locate Chessmarimo's weak spot. After identifying his chin as the weak point, Chessmarimo is defeated by Chopper's Kokutei Roseo.[9]


Video GamesEdit

Enemy AppearancesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 15 Chapter 131 (p. 3) and Episode 78, Chess debuts but isn't introduced.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 142 (p. 5) and Episode 91, Chess is introduced in a flashback.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 15 Chapter 136 and Episode 82, Chess fights Dalton.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 16 Chapter 142 and Episode 81, Chess approves of Wapol's decisions labeling it as "politics".
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 15 Chapters 133-134 and Episode 80, Dalton explains why Wapol turned to piracy.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 15 Chapter 132 and Episode 79, Chess and Kuromarimo decide to flee in order to help Wapol.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 16 Chapter 138 and Episode 83, Wapol and his group defeat the Lapahns.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 17 Chapter 147 and Episode 87, Wapol uses his "royal" technique.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime - Vol. 17 Chapter 149 and Episode 88, Chessmarimo fights Chopper.

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Wapol Pirates
Members: Wapol  •  Chess  •  Kuromarimo  •  Chessmarimo  •  Isshi-20  •  Robson  •  Musshuru (non-canon)
Ship(s): Bliking
Devil Fruit Based: Baku Baku no Mi  •  Noko Noko no Mi (non-canon)
Weapon Based: Royal Drum Crown 7-Shot Bliking Cannon
Related Articles
Story Arc: Drum Island Arc
Movies: Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura
Locations: Drum Island
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Drum Island
Citizens: Former King  •  Dalton  •  Kureha  •  Hiluluk  •  Tony Tony Chopper  •  Negikuma Maria  •  Stool  •  Tamachibi  •  Isshi-100  •  Robson
Former Citizens: Wapol  •  Chess  •  Kuromarimo  •  Musshuru
Devil Fruit Based: Baku Baku no Mi  •  Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Bison  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Noko Noko no Mi
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Locations: Drum Castle  •  Bighorn  •  Cocoa Weed  •  Gyasta  •  Robelle  •  Drum Rockies
Misc: Sakura Kingdom  •  Drum Ropeway
Story Arc(s): Drum Island Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Post-War Arc
Movies: Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura
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Canon: Yasopp  •  Usopp  •  Chew  •  Chess  •  Mr. 7  •  Miss Father's Day  •  Van Augur  •  Rivers  •  Jean Ango  •  Gladius
Non-Canon: Daddy Masterson  •  DJ Gappa
Flintlocks: Senriku
Others: Ginga Pachinko  •  Kabuto  •  Kuro Kabuto

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