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Japanese Name: コリーダコロシアム
Romanized Name: Korīda Koroshiamu
English Name: Corrida Colosseum
Debut: Chapter 702; Episode 631[1]
Region: Dressrosa[1]
Affiliations: Donquixote Pirates[1]
For the chapter of the same name, see Chapter 702.

The Corrida Colosseum is a Colosseum owned by the Donquixote Family that is located in Dressrosa[1].

History

Past

This venue is usually used for hosting fights and competitions. Twenty years ago, Kyros was an active fighter who won three thousand fights before retiring.[2]

Ten years ago before Doflamingo became King, the Colosseum battles were not to the death.[3] Doflamingo's thirst for violence changed the traditions, as he tortuously drowned a gladiator for not shedding any blood for the spectators.[4]

At some point, Diamante became the respected and beloved curator of the building, thus earning his title, "Hero of the Colosseum".[5]

Dressrosa Arc

When the Straw Hat Pirates landed on Dressrosa, a competition over the Mera Mera no Mi held by the Donquixote Pirates was about to begin. Gladiators from the Donquixote Family, various countries, factions, and pirate crews, including Luffy, for a total of five hundred and fifty six participants, entered to compete for the prize.[6] Bellamy entered the tournament not for the fruit, but was offered a chance to rise in rank within the Donquixote Pirates if he won.[7]

Jesus Burgess, under the alias Mr. Store, won Block A's battle royale, while Bartolomeo won Block B's. Luffy succeeded in winning Block C. However, his alias as "Lucy" started to fall apart, as Chinjao, Cavendish, Bartolomeo, Bellamy, Jean Ango, Diamante, and even Burgess all found out.

The arena sustained extensive damage during Block C's conclusion when Luffy's Gomu Gomu no Thor Elephant Gun sent Chinjao falling headfirst into the ring, splitting it in two in the process. Block D's match was postponed for 15 minutes for repair.

Outside the Colosseum, Vice Admiral Bastille and a battalion of Marines were waiting for the losers to step out, so they could arrest all the criminals. However, to their confusion, not a single competitor from Blocks A and B walked out despite a period of time have passed.[8] As it turns out, all losers (aside Bellamy, being a Donquixote Pirates member) who were supposedly taken in for medical attention were in truth thrown into a pit deep underground, alongside toys.[9]

Any contestants who loses in the tournament is dumped down the trash chute, and transformed into toys by Sugar via her Hobi Hobi no Mi, ordering them to entertain Dressrosa citizens, while memories of their existence are erased as well.[10] Bellamy and Riku Dold III are two known contestants who were exempted from this treatment, as Bellamy was a member of the Donquixote Family, while Riku was taken back to the palace in chains, in order to maintain the country's hatred for the former king and allowing Doflamingo to remain as a beloved ruler.[11]

As Trafalgar Law was captured by Donquixote Doflamingo right outside of the Colosseum, Luffy swiftly left to chase the two fighting Shichibukai. In an unexpected twist, someone Luffy has long-thought dead has returned and took Luffy's place as contestant "Lucy" to win the Mera Mera no Mi to inherit Ace's will.[12]

Eventually, Rebecca won Block D thanks to her training in evading strikes and Hakuba suddenly awakening and attacking all the other contestants, knocking everyone else out, before falling asleep.[11]

For the final round, Diamante, Lucy, Bartolomeo, Burgess, and Rebecca participated in a five-person battle royale. However, mainly due to Burgess's incredibly destructive attacks, large cracks have started to appear throughout the colosseum.

Sabo eventually destroys the arena ring himself with his immense strength.[13]

Layout

The Colosseum features a round stage surrounded by water, with four cardinal walkways leading to the stage. There are three levels of seating for the audience all around the Colosseum. On one of the cardinal edges is three monitors for the participants' announcements and presentation.[1] Outside the arena but still in the building, there is a small pavilion area which has restrooms and a stall selling either souvenirs or concessions.[3]

Underneath the Colosseum is the Smile production factory, where Manshelly and hundreds of other dwarves are also forced to work at.[8] Also, anyone caught rebelling against the Donquixote Family has been placed inside prisons under the Colosseum, and were given the condition that any fighter who wins 1000 matches earns their freedom — easier said than done, as most barely lasted 100 — and any attempt to escape would result in all of their executions.[3]

Gallery

Inside the Colosseum
The interior of the Colosseum.
Corrida Colosseum Underground Prison
The trash chute where defeated gladiators are dumped.
Officer Tower
Officer Tower (幹部塔 Kanbu-tō?) under the Colosseum.
Officer Tower Diagram
A diagram showing how the trash chute links to the Officer Tower, and the scrap houses of Dressrosa.
Dressrosa SMILE Factory
SMILE Factory under the Colosseum.

Rules

As a rule laid out by the Donquixote Family, the police and Marines alike cannot enter the Colosseum, even if a criminal is clearly within its walls, rendering their authority null and void so long as the criminal in question has at least one foot inside. Anyone who violates this law will be deemed criminals themselves.[14]

The Corrida Colosseum tournament is divided into various rounds.[6]

Round 1: Battle Royale

There are several restrictions for those competing in the battle royale. First, the only weapons not allowed are firearms. Second, there is a limit to how much armor each participant can wear.[6] According to Cavendish, the reason for this restriction is because spectators hope to witness blood.[2] Another regulation is that cooperation in the arena is permitted. However, they are highly disliked to the point that some spectators see it as fighting dirty, and as such are not encouraged. Falling into the surrounding water means disqualification by ring out, though this does not mean the combatants in question are safe, as the water contains little fighting fish.[15]

Round 2

This round is a battle royale between the block winners and Diamante. This match will also include Fighting Fish capable of reaching the contestants in the arena. The Mera Mera no Mi is contained in a chest on the back of one of the fishes. The contestant who can take the chest and be the last person standing will win the Devil Fruit.

Staff

The Colosseum is managed by gladiator-themed staff and by the toys from the outside. They are taught to maintain order within the establishment, and have no tolerance for shenanigans. Because of that, they are granted the power to disqualify any unruly participants as they see fit.[16]

The announcers are supposed to remain impartial, in order to relay information properly. However, whenever popular (or unpopular) participants make some breakthrough, the announcers, at least Gatz, cannot help but be biased, be it in a positive (cheering for Hack), or negative way (despising Bartolomeo).[17]

Participants

See also the associated category: Corrida Colosseum Gladiators.
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Corrida Colosseum
Diamante Senor Pink Dellinger Lao G Machvise
Block A
Jesus Burgess
(Mr. Store)
Spartan (Disqualified) Komaking (Non-Canon)
Block B
Hack (No.0103) Dagama (No.0122) Capman (No.0429) Elizabello II Abdullah
Jeet Bellamy Bartolomeo Blue Gilly Tank Lepanto
Ricky
Block C
Boo (No.0305) Sai (No.0309) Lucy (No.0556) (Preliminaries) Lucy (No.0556) (Finals) Chinjao
Kelly Funk Bobby Funk Jean Ango Ideo Fighting Bull
Hajrudin
Block D
Hera (No.0421) (Placed in anime only) Suleiman Orlumbus Cavendish Rebecca
Mummy Meadows Agyo Damask Rolling Logan
Acilia Gambia
Former Fighters
Kyros
Staff
Gatz (commentator)


Battle for Mera Mera no Mi

Round 1: Battle Royale

556 participants were divided into four blocks, lettered A through D. Only one winner per block may pass to the next round.

A Block (137 participants[18])
Final winner: Jesus Burgess
B Block (138 participants)[7]
Final winner: Bartolomeo
  • Tank Lepanto vs. Bellamy
  • Abdullah and Jeet (winners) vs. Tank Lepanto
  • Blue Gilly (winner) vs. Ricky
  • Bellamy (winner) vs. Abdullah and Jeet
  • Bartolomeo (winner) vs. Hack
  • Blue Gilly (winner) vs. Dagama
  • Bartolomeo vs. Bellamy
    • Interrupted by Elizabello II's King Punch
  • Elizabello II (winner) vs. All remaining contestants
    • King Punch's shock wave defeated Bellamy, Blue Gilly and other gladiators too.
    • Bartolomeo is the only one to not be defeated by the shock wave.
  • Bartolomeo (winner) vs. Elizabello II
C Block (139 participants)[19]
Final winner: Lucy
  • Hajrudin (winner) vs. Fighting Bull
  • Lucy (winner) vs. Hajrudin
  • Funk Brothers (fused with Jake Jake no Mi) (winners) vs. Boo
  • Sai (winner) vs. Funk Brothers (fused with Jake Jake no Mi)
  • Lucy vs. Jean Ango
    • Interrupted by Chinjao
  • Chinjao (winner) vs. Jean Ango
  • Sai vs. Ideo
    • Interrupted by Lucy and Chinjao
  • Lucy (winner) vs. Sai
  • Chinjao (winner) vs. Ideo
  • Lucy (winner) vs. Chinjao
D Block (137 participants,[20] originally 138)[19]
Final winner: Rebecca

Round 2: The Final Match

Originally, the winners of the four blocks would have to fight against the Donquixote Family's representatives.[3] Since Machvise, Senor Pink, Dellinger, and Lao G are not present, Diamante participates in this round.[21] This round determines who owns the Mera Mera no Mi.

Final Block[21]
Final winner: Lucy

Trivia

Corrida Colosseum Gladiator List
An anime-only list of registered gladiators.
Rayleigh92Added by Rayleigh92
  • Corrida translates to "race" in Spanish and Portuguese.
  • The Corrida name is a reference to Spanish bullfighting.
  • The layout of Corrida Colosseum is most likely based on the Roman Colosseum, which once held tournaments with gladiators who fought to the death.[6]
  • Even if Lucy is the 556th registered gladiator, the anime counts only 555 fighters, revealing the Block A to have only 137 participants. Adding to them the manga revealed datas there are 137 fighters in Block A, 138 fighters in Block B, 139 fighters in Block C, 138 fighters in Block D and three disqualified fighters (Spartan, Gambia and Maynard) for a total of 555 fighters. This suggest that a fighter of Block A got disqualified or retired before the start of the match[18].
  • In the anime-only gladiators list Maynard is registered under his real name instead of his alias, "Capman"[22].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 702 and Episode 631.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 704.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 720.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 725.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 and Episode 629.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 704 and Episode 633.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 636.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 717.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 725, Colosseum staff disposing the loser contestants into a deep pit.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 718, Sugar and Trébol proceed to take in losers for their conversion.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece MangaChapter 734.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 731, Sabo takes Luffy's place as "Lucy".
  13. One Piece MangaChapter 743.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 703 and Episode 632.
  15. One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 707.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 704 (p. 2) and Episode 633.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 709 (p. 2) and Episode 638.
  18. 18.0 18.1 One Piece AnimeEpisode 633, Gatz discloses how many participants block A has.
  19. 19.0 19.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 71 Chapter 706.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 722.
  21. 21.0 21.1 One Piece MangaChapter 735.
  22. One Piece AnimeEpisode 633.

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