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|Manga - Anime|
|Debut:||Chapter 126; Episode 76|
|Affiliations:||Shichibukai (former); Baroque Works (former)|
|Occupations:||Pirate; Baroque Works president (former)|
|Alias:||"Mr. 0" (Misutā Zero?)|
|Epithet:||"Sir Crocodile" (サー・クロコダイル Sā Kurokodairu?)
"Desert King" (砂漠の王 Sabaku no Ō?)
46 (after timeskip)
|Japanese VA:||Ryūzaburō Ōtomo|
|Odex English VA:||Brian Zimmerman|
|4Kids English VA:||David Brimmer|
|Funi English VA:||John Swasey|
|Japanese Name:||Suna Suna no Mi|
|English Name:||Sand-Sand Fruit|
Sir Crocodile is the former president of the mysterious criminal syndicate, Baroque Works, and the main antagonist of the Alabasta Saga. He is one of the longest running, primary adversaries of the series, as well as the first enemy to hand Luffy a complete and utter defeat. He was originally introduced as a Shichibukai, but later was stripped of his title after attempting to take control of the desert kingdom, Alabasta.
Crocodile is a tall man with a wide chest, broad shoulders, muscular arms and legs, and a thick neck. He has pale skin and nape-length, black hair (dark purple in the anime) which is kept neatly slicked back, though strands tend to fall in front of his face during battles. Crocodile has various battle wounds, most notably a long stitched scar above his nose that stretches across his face, as well as a missing left hand, which has been replaced with a large hook made from a tough gold alloy. He has deep set drooping eyes, framed by many wrinkles, and thin eyebrows that appear to be in a perpetual 'sad' position. Crocodile speaks with a deep, relaxed voice, and he is usually seen smoking a thick, buck cigar produced by his company.
His theme of dress is meant to convey the image of an Italian mafia boss. In his original appearance, Crocodile wore a bright orange, black-striped button up vest over a long-sleeve peach shirt, a blue scarf, dark brown suit pants and polished black shoes with gold buckles. He also wore a long, thick, dark pelted fur coat (full dark green in manga and One Piece: Pirate Warriors, dark gray with a regular gray fur trim in anime, and a dark shade green with a light shade green fur trim in Movie 8) on his shoulders.
After he was incarcerated at Impel Down, he wore a striped prisoner uniform, like most other prisoners, yet he was permitted to keep his gold hook. After joining Luffy and Jinbe to save Ace, he donned a black shirt, a green scarf, dark grey slacks, and a black overcoat with tan fur trim. After the Battle of Marineford, he's seen sporting an attire which resembles the one from Alabasta greatly, consisting of a vest over a plain shirt, a scarf around his neck, suit pants, elegant shoes and a fur coat hanging from his back.
In all his appearances he wears a single gold hoop earring on his right ear, and usually has several golden rings with different colored gemstones on every finger except the ring finger for reason unknown. (Though in the anime version of the Alabasta arc, it was his middle finger that was bare. This has since been corrected in recent arcs.)
His animal theme is the crocodile. His name, the Bananawani he kept as pets and his large scar (which resembles a "crocodile's smile") are reflections of his theme.
In the Volume 63 SBS, Oda drew the Shichibukai as children. Crocodile is shown with fairly long hair, and missing his trademark scar and hook that he gains in the future. He is wearing simple clothing with a large pistol slung on his belt.
Crocodile is self-assured, confident in himself and in his abilities. His great power is shown when he beats Luffy twice, almost killing him both times, and he enjoys toying with his opponents, often smiling smugly when facing an opponent that he knows is weaker than him. However, due to his confidence, he seriously underestimated Luffy's willpower, which eventually led to his defeat.
His willingness to kill shows his pitiless nature and he will not think twice about sentencing another person to death. He is also very quick to get angry if someone insults him in any way. This is seen when Sanji insults him over his Den Den Mushi. Crocodile comments that anyone who has ever insulted him, has been killed by him. This is also shown later in his first fight with Luffy where Luffy had called him stupid. He then bites his cigar in half and threatens to kill Robin for laughing at the comment.
However, he has a habit of insulting others and frequently uses the term 'worthless' to refer to the desperate struggles of his enemies. Although he has referred to many of his opponents' struggles as worthless in the past, he has not referred to his opponents' struggles since he first fought Luffy. He will usually insult others and generally say that they are not in his league; whether he's fighting a rookie or fighting a fellow Shichibukai (namely Donquixote Doflamingo who had a former bounty almost 300,000,000 higher than his own).
If Crocodile is extremely angry or annoyed with his victim, he will rarely kill them outright. He often leaves them to suffer until they slowly die. This proves to be a bad habit of his as it led to his defeat. In his first and second fight with Luffy, instead of killing him, Crocodile leaves Luffy to suffer. This allows Luffy to come back and finally defeat him. This habit and sheer luck itself are the reasons Luffy lived through any of his fights with Crocodile. This also led to Galdino (Mr. 3) surviving the attempt by Crocodile to feed him to the Bananawani.
Crocodile shows no concern for any of his subordinates. He is fully willing to sacrifice them to achieve his ambitions (such as Operation Utopia, where the entire Baroque Works would have been killed by the resulting cannon blast), or if they insult or fail him (such as Mr. 3 and Nico Robin did). He felt no true attachments to these people and only views them as pawns. However, the few that are strong earn his respect. The prime example is Mr. 1, whom Crocodile went out of his way to rescue from his cell.
He also lacks almost any code of honor and does not see the point in offering those who are about to die a chance of dying honorably. One of the few signs of honor he displayed at all was in his third battle with Luffy. He states that Luffy deserves an honorable death from his venomous hook. However, due to the situation at the time of battle, this could be considered more as an act of cruelty than honor. Although, it's also possible that due to the fact that he almost never fights with his poison hook, it is a tribute to Luffy's tenacity, as he stated himself. Another example of his odd sense of honor is seen when Whitebeard was injured by Squard. Crocodile refused to fight him in his weakened state. Later, he even saves Ace's life. He also saves Mr. 1 and Luffy from Mihawk. Nevertheless, he says that he just does not want the Marines to get their way.
Crocodile has shown to be extremely cynical and patronizing. He also displays complete disregard of the romantic pirate lifestyle, stating that all the values that the status Pirate King once had symbolized are worthless to him. He places more importance in military power. Crocodile believes that only ignorant fools declare their grandiose dreams. Several times he refers to trust and faith in others as idiotic. He has stated that he has done away with countless people similar to that, and goes so far as to deride those who fight for others, making their defeats all the more harsh. By his own admission, he confesses that he is not always rational.
He may very well have been a happy, carefree person once. Crocodile and Luffy even shared the same dream. Despite this, his time in the Grand Line has corrupted him and jaded him, causing him to turn into the cruel person he now is. Conjointly his time in the Grand Line caused him to repudiate his dream.
Apparently, after losing to Luffy and being stripped of his Shichibukai title, Crocodile lost interest in the outside world. This caused him to not escape with the rest of his subordinates during the breakout, and eventually to his transfer to Impel Down. His only motivation to leave Impel Down was for a chance to eradicate Whitebeard.
In addition he seems to have mellowed out a small amount since his defeat. He does seem more willing to assist others (when he offers to help Luffy escape from Impel Down). He will even accept help from others. All in all, it was because the help from others benefited him. Before he was incarcerated in Impel Down, he did not care if his allies were going to get killed. He might have even killed them himself. Though, in Impel Down, he goes back to help his allies as they were being decimated by the Jailer Beasts.
He has complete and utter lack of fear and doubt. He is often very composed, even when facing fearsome opponents like Whitebeard, Dracule Mihawk and Akainu. He rarely loses his temper (one of these occasions would end up costing him, leading toward his final defeat in Alabasta). Upon his capture, he simply disregarded the notion of escaping simply because he did not feel like it. Similarly, he smiled at the news that he was to be sent to Impel Down, and was apathetic during his imprisonment. Crocodile is, in fact, one of the very few prisoners seen completely unaffected by the tortures and conditions of Impel Down. He is also the only one who appears to be enjoying himself (he is initially seen smiling and mocking his fellow prisoners). Crocodile says that he was in Impel Down because he chooses to stay. He ultimately decided to leave only because of the chance to kill Whitebeard. Crocodile appears to act largely on whims and selfish desires; he simply goes with the flow.
In spite of this, recent revelations reveal he may not be as heartless as he lets on. During the war, he goes beyond his personal agenda several times to save his allies' lives. He not only prevents Ace from execution, but saves both Mr. 1 and Luffy from being killed by Mihawk, and prevented Akainu from cornering Luffy and Jinbe as they desperately tried to escape from the admiral's onslaught. He claims the motive for his recent actions is that the Marines cannot keep doing whatever they want. He has recently shown himself to be very adventurous and fearless, preparing to journey to the New World, following the war.
Crocodile has a Laughter Style that starts with "Ku" (i.e. Kuhahahaha!), and also tends to laugh at a much slower pace.
His relationship with his "employees" in regards to the grand scale of Baroque Works, is virtually non-existent. Especially as his identity was the only one shrouded in complete mystery to all but Nico Robin. This would imply a prior lack of trust to others at least in the "Shichibukai Crocodile".
He also did not refrain from acts of cruelty towards the other Baroque Works Agents under his employment, especially those who failed him, such as when he fed Mr. 3 to his Bananawani. Though formerly a loyal subordinate to Crocodile, Mr. 3 began to hate and fear him after Crocodile attempted to murder him by feeding him to the Bananawani. Ever since, the mere sight of Crocodile fills him with terror.
Crocodile's connection to Robin was a strictly business-related one; he did not consider her a friend, but only as a tool for his own ambitions. Although sheltering her from the authorities in exchange for her services, he never once showed her compassion; she was just expected to follow orders. He held no pity for her when she failed to deliver Pluton and did not think twice about striking her, although he did admit she had been a beneficial partner to him moments beforehand.
Like her partners and highly surprised when meeting her boss, Paula initially seemed lightly intimidated by Mr. 0's (aka Crocodile) presence, especially as shown when the latter "dried Mr. 3 up". This, however, did not stop Paula's curiosity; as seen when she decided to directly ask Crocodile about his final objective, while Mr. 1, Mr. 2, Mr. 4 and Miss Merry Christmas remained intimidated by their boss' presence, despite the fact that any potential risk for her safety could have been provoked by such action.
Mr. 2 addressed Crocodile as "Zero-chan", even after learning his identity.
Despite his cruelty towards his subordinates, Crocodile still manages to get some level of loyalty out of them after his defeat. This is demonstrated in Miss Goldenweek's attempt to save him and the other Baroque Works agents, along with Mr. 1 staying with him in prison. He later rewards this loyalty, by releasing Mr. 1 from his cell after he escaped from his own. Then again, by asking him to join him once more, when Crocodile said he was going to the New World.
Monkey D. LuffyEdit
After coming across him in Level 6 of Impel Down, Luffy reluctantly freed him after being persuaded by Emporio Ivankov. During the escape, Crocodile set free Mr. 1, who had been caged in Level 4. After the escape, Crocodile made his intention of taking Whitebeard's head clear, upon which he immediately acted on as soon as he arrived in Marineford.
Even though he suffered defeat at the hands of Luffy, he does not seem to hold a grudge against him and was even willing to offer him assistance in breaking out of Impel Down. During the Battle of Marineford, Crocodile fought on his own side, aligning himself with no one, and Mr. 1 loyally followed suit. During the course of the battle, he fought Luffy's allies, the Whitebeard Pirates, but then helped save Ace and even Luffy himself, claiming that he did it only because he did not want the Marines to have their way. As such, Mr. 1 also helped protect Luffy against Dracule Mihawk. He also helped Jinbe and Luffy by blasting them away from Akainu because he "did not want Akainu to get his way anymore than he already had". After the battle, Crocodile and Mr. 1 healed their wounds on an island in the Grand Line, deciding to enter the New World.
While he is not seen interacting with many of the Shichibukai, he does not show much concern with those he actually interacts with. When dealing with them he is apparently indifferent, although if they irritate him he is not afraid to fight his former colleagues.
Among his former colleagues, the Shichibukai, Crocodile seems to have a negative past relationship with Jinbe, who was notably furious to know Crocodile was in a cell adjacent to his at Impel Down. Upon their release, Jinbe told Crocodile to leave Whitebeard alone. However, Crocodile's only response was asking him if he wanted to fight. In the late stages of the Battle of Marineford, Crocodile helps Jinbe and Luffy escape from Akainu.
Crocodile was Blackbeard's predecessor as a Shichibukai. He spoke briefly with him in Impel Down, surprised he was able to harm Luffy. He asked why he was so eager to give up his Shichibukai status. He stated he did not care to hear any of his schemes offending Blackbeard, calling him short on manners. When Blackbeard arrived at Marineford, killed Whitebeard, and took his power, Crocodile was seen unfazed by his bold move, despite having been cheated of taking Whitebeard's head for himself.
Crocodile also seems to know Donquixote Doflamingo, as they talked as though they knew each other before. While Crocodile threatened to kill Doflamingo for intruding in his business and mocking him, Doflamingo was willing to offer a partnership to take down Jozu. He however laughs at Doflamingo's offer and attacks both Jozu and Doflamingo. Later, Doflamingo cuts off Crocodile's head, saying he will become jealous if Crocodile allies with Whitebeard yet refuses his own alliance proposal. Crocodile simply says that he is not allied with anyone and the two are seen clashing.
Daz Bones is shown saving Luffy from Mihawk on Crocodile's orders; however he cannot hold his ground against Mihawk's attack for very long. When Mihawk is about to finish him off, Crocodile himself intervenes to prevent his former colleague from delivering any further damage. Despite Mihawk being the greatest swordsman in the world, Crocodile still speaks down to him, telling him to watch out since he's in a bad mood.
In Alabasta, the Shichibukai Crocodile is seen as a hero. He defeated the pirates that attacked the island. All the citizens and the Royal family admired him and they did not know his true intentions to conquer the country, but the princess Nefertari Vivi . After his defeat against Luffy, the Baroque Works president landed in the center of the capital. After that the truth of his felonies was finally known before the rebels and royal guards.
Crocodile is an enemy of Alabasta because of his attempt to conquer the country. He is especially on bad terms with Vivi for the chaos and crimes he committed towards her father and country. Vivi is an enemy of the crime syndicate Baroque Works; she holds extreme hate for their leader Crocodile for the chaos and death he caused in her country. On multiple occasions she has stated that she wished that he would either be killed or she would kill him.
Cobra was first seen expressing his gratitude for Crocodile defeating some pirates that tried to raid Nanohana, not knowing of Crocodile's true nature. Soon afterwards, Vivi sent a letter to him, revealing the truth about the rebellion. Crocodile had Cobra brought to him and demanded to know the location of Pluton. Crocodile had Cobra lead Miss All Sunday to the Alabasta Poneglyph to gather information about Pluton. He was willing to face death to prevent Crocodile from seizing the throne. When Luffy arrived there and fought against Crocodile one last time, Cobra witnessed the battle, and was amazed by Luffy's finishing attack that punched Crocodile through bedrock.
During Crocodile's attack on the kingdom, he left to attack him. Because of Crocodile's actions and lack of compassion and honor, which forced his former men to die without getting the chance to die honorably in battle, Chaka was angered to the point that he attacked Crocodile out of rage, but his reasons were also backed by 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.
Straw Hat PiratesEdit
He was a major enemy of the Straw Hats and his defeat at their hands is considered one of their greatest achievements. Starting from Whiskey Peak, Luffy and his crew became targets of Crocodile and his organization, Baroque Works. When the Straw Hats finally reach Alabasta, the crew struggled to foil Crocodile's scheme all for the sake of their friend, Princess Vivi.
Crocodile's connection to Robin was a strictly business-related one; he did not consider her a friend, but only as a tool for his own ambitions. Although sheltering her from the authorities in exchange for her services, he never once showed her compassion; she was just expected to follow orders. He held no pity for her when she failed to deliver Pluton and did not think twice about striking her, although he did admit she had been a beneficial partner to him moments beforehand.
He also has a grudge against Whitebeard. Although not fully explained, he apparently was defeated by Whitebeard in the past, and commented on how he wished to go and battle Whitebeard himself so he could kill him. When Squard believed Akainu's deceptions that Whitebeard had betrayed his allies to save his own crew, Crocodile was disgusted at how weak Whitebeard had become.
World Government and MarinesEdit
Since the end of Baroque Works he is now an enemy of the Marines and the World Government for potentially causing a rift to form in the balance of the 3 Great Powers of the world. Crocodile abused the privilege of being no longer monitored so closely to build himself a large and powerful covert organization. Crocodile's actions in Alabasta left the World Government with few options other than his dismissal, although in fact Luffy dealt with him (and his bounty was raised for that). He invaded Marineford with Monkey D. Luffy and Jinbe.
Sengoku thought that he could use this hatred to his advantage against Whitebeard during the war. While Crocodile had his desire to take Whitebeard's head, he also wanted to keep the Marines from having their way as shown when he saved Ace from the first execution attempt much to Sengoku's surprise. Even though he had been robbed of his revenge against Whitebeard, he continued to be an enemy of the Marines as he saved Luffy and Jinbe from Admiral Akainu and sided with the Whitebeard Pirates.
He and Crocodile apparently met before, when Crocodile was still a rookie. Ivankov found out a precious weakness of Crocodile's, which he uses to blackmail Crocodile to ensure that he would not try to betray the escape party.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Crocodile is extremely intelligent and cunning (one of the smartest individuals introduced), which is apparent from his ability to mastermind Baroque Works while keeping the World Government completely in the dark about what he was doing and making himself a hero in the eyes of the people. He is also skilled at making flawless plans and noticing things that most other people would not.
He can deduce a correct conclusion from nearly no information (e.g. seeing the white wrappings on the Straw Hats arm and almost instantly figuring out it was a safeguard against Mr. 2's infiltration). He managed to splinter relationships between countryside villages and Alubarna’s inhabitants by secretly importing rain-producing dust into the capital during a period of major regional drought, and then intentionally having it "accidentally" discovered en route, inciting the threat of civil war to enhance success of his plans.
The entire "Alabasta Saga" is a testament to Crocodile's strategy and manipulative skills: he managed to successfully maintain control over all operations within "Baroque Works" over years, with only Nico Robin (then his personal assistant and partner) knowing his true identity: all the other agents in his organization knew him only as "Mr. 0" (despite his high-profile nature as a "Shichibukai"). Simultaneously, he strove to attain a high level of respect and prestige amongst the citizens of Alabasta's capital Alubarna as their "savior" (by brutally dispatching any would-be invaders or pirates) so that his "behind-the-scenes" business could run more smoothly.
He seems to have a better understanding of Devil Fruits than most people, as evidenced by his mastery of his Logia-type powers. This is also seen when he revealed that the Jailer Beasts were actually "Awakened" Zoan fruit users while other people were unaware that they were even Devil Fruit users. He is also the only known Shichibukai who knows about the Void Century and Ancient Weapons, forbidden knowledge that most others are not even aware of, even amongst the other Shichibukai. To this end, he knows the true value and reason of Nico Robin's high bounty.
He defeated Luffy no less than twice before he was eventually defeated. In fact, if it were not for a matter of luck and several helpers, Luffy would have been killed in all three battles: either from the stab in his body (first fight), dehydration (second fight), or poisoning (third fight). Moreover, if Luffy's blood had not served as a way to nullify Crocodile's Logia-Type defense, and if Robin had not supplied Luffy with the antidote to his hook's poison, the third battle would have effectively favored Crocodile as well.
As a former Shichibukai, Crocodile is a very powerful individual. He was the Shichibukai with the second lowest bounty at the time (81 million Beri), Hancock having the lowest, although had his bounty represented his threat level at the time he met Luffy, it would have more than doubled and broken the 160,000,000 mark.
Despite his powers being of the Logia-type, which allows him to turn into sand to avoid injuries, he has a great amount of stamina and endurance. He was able to take a serious beating from Luffy in their third battle while he delivered attacks of his own, as well as take a direct strike from the diamond form of Jozu with only slight damage.
In addition, Crocodile possesses great physical strength, first demonstrated when he carried off by himself the dead bodies of an entire pirate crew (namely Puppu's) he had dehydrated with his Devil Fruit powers. While Luffy was unable to retaliate against Mihawk and was forced to only avoid his attacks, Crocodile intercepted and stopped Mihawk's two-handed slash with just his hook; this without seeming to be worried at all about facing an opponent as strong as Mihawk, and even talking down to him, which may be due to the fact that swords are virtually useless against Logia-users like him. He seemed to be able to clash equally with Doflamingo (with such clash forcing nearby Marine officers back or off their feet), and was uninjured after confronting both Shichibukai. Crocodile was even able to battle Admiral Akainu and appear completely unharmed afterwards.
He was also one of the few people to be able to take a "baptizing" in boiling water in Impel Down without flinching, which is considered an impressive feat. Crocodile could effortlessly withstand the temperatures of Levels 3 (where the heat is sufficient to roast a bird alive), 4 (which is several times hotter than Level 3) and 5 (a room operating at sub-zero temperatures) of Impel Down.
- Further information: Suna Suna no Mi
Crocodile ate the Logia Devil Fruit, Suna Suna no Mi, allowing him to become, generate and manipulate sand. He has mastered his ability to the point of perfection where he can turn into sand reflexively if attacked. This ability was proven true when Doflamingo cut his head off while he was distracted.
While in a desert area, his powers make him nearly invincible. Crocodile has the ability to create huge sandstorms, make multiple bladed weapons out of sand, and create quicksand.
He can also suck all the moisture out of any object, living or non-living, by placing his right hand on them. This ability allows him to utterly destroy his surroundings, and killing all organic lifeforms via dehydration.
In addition to being one of the few characters shown to have complete mastery over their Devil Fruit, Crocodile is also formidable in hand-to-hand combat. He fought using only his hook for most of his third match with Luffy, and only resorted to his Devil Fruit powers near the end when things weren't going in his favor (not to mention his hook had been broken by Luffy). The hook is made mostly out of a gold alloy (which makes it resistant to corrosion) that is extremely tough and resilient, as shown when it took no visible damage from the Kokuto Yoru when Crocodile defended Luffy from one of Mihawk's attacks.
The gold part of the hook is hollow and can be taken off to expose a poisonous hook hidden inside of it. This part of the hook has a powerful scorpion venom, which is strong enough to melt through rock and kill anyone with the effect of a single slash. In the unlikely event that this hook becomes damaged, there is a knife hidden underneath that can be used in its place. The hook can also serve at times as an improvised mace-like weapon of sorts, evident when Crocodile merely slammed Luffy into a wall via smashing him with the hook.
During his incarceration in both a regular prison and Impel Down, Crocodile was permitted to keep his hook, despite it being a potential weapon, lending credence to the assumption that the hook is a prosthesis rather than a bizarre gauntlet.
For the pinnacle of Operation Utopia, Crocodile prepared a specialized bomb. It was designed to detonate across a maximum radius of 5 kilometers (large enough to completely obliterate the capital city of Alubarna), and in addition to conventional explosive damage, being able to stagnate and prevent organic growth within the blast radius for a long-term situation. It was typically prepared about 30 minutes prior to its actual firing, released from a bulky cannon, but in case that method backfired Crocodile had a special timer installed onto the bomb itself to detonate at the same original time as it is was being fired.
The Disillusioned YouthEdit
Crocodile's dream was to become the Pirate King, suggesting that he was like Luffy once. He once went to the New World, and grew adapted to the place's erratic environment. As time went by, though, he grew in power and experience, and lost sight of the importance of dreams or trust in other people. His vast amount of experience later helped him earn a spot as one of the Shichibukai. At some point, either before or after he became one of the Shichibukai, Crocodile came to let go of his dream of being the Pirate King, and, after learning of a weapon called Pluton, changed his focus and became very interested in it. This gave him the desire to create an organization called Baroque Works.
During his time as a rookie, he had crossed paths with Emporio Ivankov, resulting in Ivankov gaining insight on Crocodile's precious weakness. The nature of their relationship, and the aforementioned weakness is still unknown.
At some point in his life, he was defeated by Whitebeard. This gave birth to a strong desire to take the elder man's head. This desire to kill Whitebeard is what gave him enough motivation to leave his cell in Impel Down when given the opportunity.
The Birth of Baroque WorksEdit
Crocodile secretly started a mysterious group, called Baroque Works. Being careful not to attract too much attention to himself, he gathered some of the best bounty hunters in the world, and gave them code names based on power. His plan the whole time was to capture Alabasta  and read the Poneglyph there to find the ancient weapon, Pluton, and gain military power.
It is known that he found Nico Robin at the age of 24, and made her his assistant by arranging a deal with her. He would protect her and give her sanctuary, and she could be his partner. In return Robin would decipher the Poneglyph and find the location of Pluton.
Little Garden ArcEdit
Mr. 0 (referred to by other parties as Crocodile) gave Mr. 3 a call. However, Sanji answered the den den mushi since Mr. 3 was defeated and Sanji was in Mr. 3’s candle house. Understanding that this conversation was not meant for him and that an enemy was on the other side of the line, Sanji lied to the Shichibukai by pretending to be Mr. 3, claiming to have killed everyone. However, Crocodile sent the Unluckies to Little Garden to deliver an Eternal Pose to Mr. 3. At that moment, Sanji spotted them looking into the window. They attacked Sanji and he easily subdued them, but the noise made Mr. 0 suspicious. Sanji pretended that he had to give the Straw Hats a final blow. Crocodile then ended the call with instructions to go to Alabasta. However, Crocodile asked Miss All Sunday to send Mr. 2 to Little Garden with orders to kill Mr. 3.
Later, when informed by his partner of a pirate invasion of Alabasta, he asks her whether they know he is here. Miss All Sunday only replies to him that there's a civil war where they reside and they might use this opportunity for their advantage and asks him whether the two shall go, but Mr. 0 asnwers how that it's his duty, as Shichibukai are pirates who were hired to deal with ordinary ones, before reminding Ms. All Sunday that he is the citizens' hero.
In Alabasta, the Shichibukai Crocodile was seen as a hero when some pirates, Puppu and his crew, made a grave mistake in attempting to steal from a port city in Alabasta which was under Crocodile's protection. Puppu insulted Crocodile for being a "government dog", and then when the Shichibukai jumped off of the building to greet the crew, Puppu and his crew impaled Crocodile with all their blades. Thinking that he had won, Puppu's mockery turned to horror when Crocodile created a sandstorm to drain the water content from Puppu and his crew's bodies. They most likely died from severe dehydration as Crocodile was carrying their corpses out of town after the clash.
Much later on, Crocodile assembled a meeting with all of his Officer Agents at Rain Dinners, marking the first time they know the true identity of their boss. Crocodile informed his agents of the goal of the Baroque Works and gave them their final mission and their respective parts in overthrowing Alabasta.
An old face interrupted the meeting. It was no other than Mr. 3, who snuck in after the other members from Spiders Cafe. He came to request another chance to defeat the Straw Hats. Crocodile was certainly surprised by this revelation since, after the call from Little Garden, he assumed that all of the Straw Hat Pirates and Vivi were dead (he was not aware that it was Sanji who answered the call). Mr. 2 confirmed that the Straw Hat Pirates and Vivi are alive since he met them on the way to Alabasta. With the help of his power, they were able to make pictures of the Straw Hats (omitting Sanji), and started to take counter measures so that they can prevent Vivi from meeting with the rebel leader, Kohza. Disappointed with Mr. 3, Crocodile dried him up and fed him to his Bananawani. The Officer Agents all get pictures of Vivi and the Straw Hat crew (excluding Sanji) with the help of Bon Kurei's abilities and were given the order to hunt them down (excluding Chopper as Crocodile believed he was the Straw Hats' pet).
Luffy and his group pressed forward to confront the Shichibukai. Upon arriving at Rainbase, Luffy and Usopp were sent by the rest to ask for some much needed water after much journeying in the desert island. However, upon finding water in a bar, the two accidentally encountered Smoker and Tashigi. Soon enough, another large commotion was caused with Luffy and his crew being chased all around by the Marines. Regardless of the commotion however, Luffy and some of his crew managed to escape from the pursuing Marines and headed into Crocodile's casino, Rain Dinners. While being on the way to there, Crocodile also ordered Robin to bring them in for them to see him. As they were running around, Luffy and those with him were tricked into falling through a trap door by the casino. Having fallen for the trick, Luffy and the others, including Smoker, found themselves trapped in a seastone cage. As they were pondering their current predicament, they were greeted by Crocodile.
Having finally met the one who orchestrated the whole mess in Alabasta, Luffy and the others with him were unable to do anything to get at Crocodile because of the cage they were in. As the situation developed with Vivi being brought before Crocodile by Miss All Sunday. She could not control herself at the sight of her enemy and tried to attack him. Unfortunately, she was powerless against the sand man who ate the Suna Suna no Mi. In front of the desperate princess and her imprisoned friends, Crocodile announced the beginning of his plan to destroy Alabasta: Utopia starts at 7 o clock. Luffy and the rest learned of Crocodile's awful master plan as he mockingly explained it before them. As it went further, Luffy and the others found themselves being placed in a little game the Shichibukai decided to challenge Vivi in.
Crocodile took a lot of pleasure to explain his mischievous plan which he prepared over a long time. Vivi, barely able to move, did not give up and still thought she could counter the Shichibukai. Amused by this pathetic attempt, Crocodile told her that he and Miss All Sunday were about to meet her father. He then showed her the key for the cage but threw it into a pool full of ferocious Bananawani, putting the princess in front of a difficult choice, saving her father, her people, or her friends. Explaining further that he decided to flood the room they were in, Crocodile presented Vivi in front of Luffy and the rest, the choice between getting to Alubarna in time or saving Luffy and those with him before the room completely filled with water. As Crocodile was explaining this challenge to Vivi, Luffy overheard Toto being mentioned by the Shichibukai and soon learned that it was Crocodile that was causing the sandstorms that plagued Yuba.
Before leaving, Crocodile explained to Vivi the solutions: either she tried to reach the rebels which is impossible in the time that remain or she tried to save her friend which will also be very hard because he threw the key of the cell into the Bananawani pool where one of them ate it. Moreover, the building would self destruct in a short time. To make her despair even more, he revealed that he was the one responsible for the sandstorm that came one after the other to the Yuba oasis and mocked Toto's stupidity. This made Luffy full of anger and he begged Vivi to help them so that he can beat Crocodile. However, the destruction mechanism made the water level in the Bananawani pool increase. They escaped of their place one after the other and started to hunt Vivi who barely escaped these powerful animals. Meanwhile Crocodile received a weird phone call from the den den mushi he used to contact Billions. The voice and the speech of the person speaking reminded him of a previous conversation. Sanji, nicknamed as Mr. Prince, fooled Crocodile by letting him go outside of the casino by pretending to be dead. When Crocodile saw that all his Millions have been beaten by the mysterious Mr. Prince, he ran after him but it was only Chopper in disguise.
Ms. All Sunday asked what if the Straw Hat Pirates already found the key, and Crocodile answered by saying that the key was a fake in the first place and he had the real one. By the time Crocodile arrived at the room, the cage was swinging open underwater, while the beaten Bananawanis and a beat-up Mr. 3 floated in the water with a piece of paper on him that says "See ya shitty Croc - Mr Prince" on it. Crocodile became furious.
Later in the desert, Luffy saved Vivi from Crocodile's Hook but got separated from the others. Vivi was worried about him but the Straw Hat reassured her that Luffy would win this battle and they would stop the rebellion and reunite in Alubarna. Luffy came face to face with Crocodile and Miss All Sunday. The Shichibukai started to be annoyed of Luffy interfering with his plan. The Straw Hat captain told him that since Vivi did not want anyone to die and that she would rather die herself than surrender, he had no choice but to defeat him. Crocodile became more and more enraged by Luffy's attitude and gave him three minutes to try to fight him. After that he would not play anymore. Crocodile created a giant hole of quicksand, which surprised Luffy. Luffy escaped the quicksand and tried to attack Crocodile several times, but Crocodile was unaffected. Crocodile attacked Luffy and made his arm wither with his power. Luffy started to panic but remembered the water Toto gave him and used it to restore his arm. Luffy yelled that Toto stated Yuba would never lose to sand. He then used a new technique that probably came from Wapol and gulped the top half of Crocodile, which further enraged him. Crocodile told Luffy to die along with Yuba and created a sand twister.
Crocodile told Luffy his intentions on sending this sandstorm to Yuba, which angered Luffy. Luffy tried to stop Crocodile, but got stabbed by Crocodile's hook. Crocodile told Luffy that rookies like him are swarming all over the Grand Line and stated about how everything would go his way, not Luffy's. Crocodile had apparently stabbed right through Luffy's water bottle around his neck into Luffy's chest. While the water from Luffy's bottle dripped onto Crocodile's arm, Luffy suddenly grabbed Crocodile's arm and squeezed it. Crocodile was surprised that Luffy survived and threw him into the quicksand and Luffy sunk deeper and deeper into it.
Later, Vivi arrived at the palace and gave the order for the Royal Army to blow up the palace in order to get everyone's attention, but Crocodile thwarted Vivi's plan. At the castle, Miss All Sunday prevented the guards from helping the King. This gave Crocodile time to make Vivi despair by telling her that Luffy died and disclosed to Cobra about his true motive: the search for Pluton. At the castle, Crocodile explained that he needed a weapon to establish his military power and be able to counter the World Government forces. Hence, he was searching for the ancient weapon Pluton which is hidden somewhere in Alabasta. It is supposed to be one of the most powerful ever made. To find it, Crocodile was searching for a place containing "true history". So as to convince Cobra to help him, Crocodile revealed his last treacherous trump card: a bomb was rigged to explode in 30 minutes, killing both the rebels and royal guards all together. The Tsumegeri Guards came to the king's defense. They tried to kill Crocodile by drinking Hero water. With their great strength they attacked Crocodile, but he avoided their attacks by turning into sand. He didn't even give them the chance to approach him. The Tsumegeri Guards died as an after effect and then Chaka attacked Crocodile, revealing his Devil Fruit powers. Crocodile effortlessly defeated Chaka.
Kohza wanted to warn the city but was stopped by Vivi, who stated that it would create a panic. The Royal Army raised the white flag, with Kohza in front, but he was shot down by a double agent in the Royal Army, provoking the rebels. A battle started in the palace plaza as Vivi watched in horror. Crocodile proceeded to throw Vivi off a palace wall, but she was saved by Luffy who came in flying on Pell's back. Vivi met the rest of the Straw Hats on the foot of the wall and went to search for the bomb with them and Pell.
During his previous fight, Luffy noticed that water made Crocodile unable to turn into sand as he and the water barrel that Toto gave were pierced by Crocodile's hook. Realizing this, he brought a huge barrel of water to aid him in his rematch against the Shichibukai. But as Luffy fought Crocodile again, he soon realized that his barrel of water could easily be jeopardized. Figuring this out, Luffy decided to switch tactics by drinking all of his water and storing it within himself, essentially becoming what he dubbed "Mizu Luffy". While this new tactic infuriated Crocodile, it proved very effective for Luffy. Unfortunately, he gained enough of an upper hand for Crocodile to stop holding back.
Crocodile ordered Nico Robin to have Cobra lead her to the ponyglyph that contained the location of Pluton, planning to catch up after he finished dealing with Luffy. He then used his strongest technique, Ground Secco and Ground Death, to turn the entire area they were standing on into sand. Though Luffy was able to evade Crocodile's devastating powers of erosion, he was caught by his opponent. As Crocodile's hand held Luffy, he was severely dehydrated  and was once again left for dead. Fortunately, however, some water bubbles that Luffy misfired earlier dropped on him, reviving him from his near death state.
Miss All Sunday easily dispatched the Marine grunts who had held her up and defeated Tashigi just as easily with her Devil Fruit ability. As Tashigi struggled for her sword, Crocodile appeared, calling her superior Smoker "cowardly" and mocking her and the Marines' ideals of "Justice" before departing again. Tashigi was left crying confused as to what action she should take and angry that she wasn't strong enough. Miss All-Sunday and King Cobra went to the hidden Grave of the Kings and found the Poneglyph. Crocodile soon arrived  but did not get the information he wanted from the stone. Nico Robin alone could read it but told him that all that was said on the Ponyglyph was Alabasta's history. He turned his back on Nico Robin, having no further use for her, and impaled her with his hook, easily avoiding her attempt to kill him. Cobra triggered a destruction mechanism in the grave to keep the secrets safe, but Crocodile pointed out that he can easily escape with his ability. On his way out however, he was confronted by Luffy again.
Annoyed by Luffy's stubbornness, he asked him what was his reason for fighting and being killed. To that question, Luffy answered that he needed to give back the country. Crocodile laughed because he thought he had not yet accomplished that part, but Luffy answered him that if it was the case, Vivi shall be happier, and then he ran towards Crocodile and gave him a direct punch in the face. Crocodile was surprised about that since Luffy carried no more water. He finally understood that what allowed Luffy to hit him was the blood from his wounds. Realizing that he was facing someone he should no longer underestimate, he took the upper part of his hook, revealing a poisonous weapon. Luffy fought him and gained the upper hand but eventually got struck by the hook and was poisoned. However, his determination to defeat Crocodile easily overcame this, much to the latter's frustration.
As the battle continued, Luffy kicked Crocodile into the air. Upon doing so, Luffy was blasted with one of Crocodile's powerful techniques. Luffy however withstood the attack and prepared to retaliate. Using a series of moves, Luffy propeled himself up to Crocodile to deliver the final blow. As a last resort, Crocodile tried to stop Luffy by turning his hand into blades. This did not stop Luffy as he broke through the sand created weapons with his bare fist and delivered a flurry of punches onto his opponent. Delivering the punches, Luffy attacked Crocodile with such force that it penetrated a layer of pure bedrock and sent Crocodile flying, defeating the Shichibukai finally.
The Baroque Works president landed in the center of the capital. After the truth of his felonies was finally made known to the rebels and royal guard, Tashigi, going by her own justice as Captain Smoker ordered, arrested Crocodile, who was stripped of all titles and permissions granted by the Marines and the World Government. All Baroque Works agents in the city were rounded up and arrested. The only one who managed to escape was Mr. 2 Bon Kurei, who later assisted the Straw Hats in escaping the country.
The World Government falsified the entire incident, embarrassed that a pirate had saved the country rather than themselves. To the Marines, Smoker was declared the one who captured Crocodile (much to the former's disgust and anger). The only recognition the Government gave to Luffy was raising his bounty.
Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works"Edit
He was taken to a prison and was put in the same cell with Mr. 4 and Mr. 1. After Miss Goldenweek broke out all of the other Baroque Works members, Crocodile and Mr. 1 decided to stay behind. Crocodile was enjoying one of his cigars, smiling as he watched his former agents escape. On their way out, Miss Goldenweek used her Rainbow Color Trap to transform his appearance based on his dream, making him appear as the Pirate King. Crocodile was later sent to Impel Down along with Mr. 1, Mr. 2, and Mr. 3.
Summit War SagaEdit
Impel Down ArcEdit
Later in Impel Down, he was serving his sentence in Level 6. He was placed in a cell not too far from Jinbe and "Fire-Fist" Ace. He commented on the fact that Whitebeard's life was at risk due to the incoming war between him and the World Government, stating with a chuckle that several "Silver Medalists" (such as himself) would love to have their revenge on characters such as Whitebeard and Gol D. Roger, due to having only ever been defeated by the two in some way.
He remained silent when Boa Hancock came to visit and was one of the three (the other two being Ace and Jinbe) who was unaffected by her beauty. When Luffy, Inazuma, and Ivankov were stuck on Level 6, Crocodile called out to Luffy, offering to create an opening out of Level 6.
Luffy was defiant at first as he has yet to forgive Crocodile for what he did to Vivi and her country. He seemed confident that Luffy could not refuse his offer. Crocodile had at first lost interest in the outside world, but hearing that Whitebeard was going to war with the Marines had caused him to reconsider as it was a perfect chance to take down the legendary pirate. Luffy wanted nothing to do with him, considering that the Alabasta incident was still fresh in his mind. Iva however suggested to free him, much to Luffy's shock. It was then revealed that Iva has long known the former Shichibukai as far back as when he was a rookie. Iva assured Luffy that should Crocodile get out of line, he would take care of him himself since he knew of Crocodile's certain weakness.
Ivankov then stated that he was only willing to free him if Crocodile helped out (which Crocodile already offered to do). Jinbe suddenly spoke out, begging to help, as he wanted to save Ace as badly as Luffy, even willing to die "a glorious death" to do so. Noting this, Luffy agreed to his wishes. The other prisoners in Level 6 also asked to be let out too, but Iva silenced them with a Death Wink. With that done, Inazuma freed Crocodile and Jinbe of their chains and the five prepared to break out of Impel Down.
After being released from his bonds, Jinbe warned Crocodile to lay off Whitebeard though Crocodile merely asked if Jinbe would just prefer to fight to the death immediately if that was the case. Iva called out for Luffy to proceed only to be informed by Inazuma that he, Crocodile, and Jinbe had already pressed on. Iva shrugged this off and told the others to follow after him. Bon Kurei was also among the group, having been injected with Tension Hormones (though they worked a little too well since he cannot stop spinning). In a stairway leading to Level 4 from Level 5, Luffy, Crocodile, and Jinbe rushed on. The latter mentioned that the execution was set for 3 o'clock and that Whitebeard could make his move at any point while Ace was on the ocean. Luffy was content on the premise that Ace would not be executed before he was scheduled to.
Crocodile went ahead of the two and dried up the entrance to Level 4, turning it to sand, only to find the security on that level were waiting for them. This did not stop the trio though and they attacked at full force. Crocodile used his Barchan ability, Luffy used his Gomu Gomu no Ame, and Jinbe used his Fishman Karate (which was so powerful he did not even need to touch the guards to knock them back). It soon became evident to the guards that they cannot beat the trio.
On Level 4, Crocodile threw some keys into a cell asking a certain inmate if he would like to escape with him. This person was none other than Mr. 1, who agreed to leave with Crocodile, as it was Crocodile asking him, commenting that he was getting tired of Impel Down himself. However, Sadi-chan and her Jailer Beasts arrived and quickly began taking out most of the group with nothing seemingly able to affect them. Just as all seems lost, Luffy, Jinbe, and Crocodile rushed forward and struck them with strong attacks (Gigant Pistol, Gosenmai Gawara Senkai (TL: Five Thousand Tile Punch) and Sables respectively), knocking out the Jailer Beasts in one hit much to the horror of Sadi-chan and the shock of the guards.
Suddenly as Blackbeard arrive at the scene, Crocodile witnesses his successor's arrival. Luffy proclaimed he will not let Ace die and started to attack again. Blackbeard retaliated by summoning a black whirlpool, sucking Luffy toward him and slamming him into the ground. Crocodile was genuinely surprised Luffy actually bled from the attack since he's made of rubber. Crocodile picked him out as his successor in the Shichibukai, and asked him if he was really giving up on the title he so desired. Blackbeard commented that it was part of his scheme although it was not going smoothly. He then retorted and asked Crocodile since when did he have to explain his plans to him which Crocodile responded that he really did not care what he was planning, which caused Blackbeard to comment on Crocodile being "short on manners".
A short while later the Minotaurus started attacking the escape force. In shock Mr. 2 Bon Kurei asked why it was already up since him, Luffy, Buggy, and Mr. 3 had defeated it not that long ago. Crocodile then explained that the four Jailer Beasts are Awakened Zoan users and they have super strength and high recovery rates and that the three guards which he, Jinbe, and Luffy had just beaten would recover soon as well. However, he was not concerned about this and stated that Magellan would arrive soon. He was later seen making his way through level 2 with Luffy and Jinbe and commented on how vacant it is. A short while later in Level 1, Buggy literally ran into him while fleeing the Jailer Beasts. At first, Buggy started telling him to watch where he was going, but upon seeing who he just ran into, Buggy screamed in shock and fear along with Mr. 3. Crocodile asked Mr. 3 what a worthless piece of trash such as him was doing there, which caused Mr. 3 much fear and dread. However, Crocodile was quite impressed later as Mr. 3 saved everyone from Magellan's Hydra using his Candle Wall.
While Luffy then decided to take on Magellan with the help of Mr. 3's wax abilities, Magellan recognized the wall made of wax which Mr. 3 gloats is tough as steel and enough to blocks his attacks. Crocodile, Jinbe, Buggy, Mr. 1, Mr. 2, and the other prisoners found their way out in order to get a ship. Although they awaited the Marine ships at the entrance, not a single ship was waiting in front of Impel Down. They then noticed some of the Marine ships sailing away at a far end.
Buggy, Mr. 1, and Crocodile jump onto the door before Jinbe carried it from under the water toward the ships. The prisoners were more than over-enthusiastic at the sight of seeing two Shichibukai on their side in action as well as their saviour Buggy along with them. Buggy however just jumped on to get away from the prison so as to not face Magellan.
Just as the four came closer to the Marine ships, the Marines spotted them and opened fire. Jinbe dodged them then stated that he was going to launch them onto the ship before going underwater. Buggy began to freak out as their speed decreased and the makeshift raft on the verge of getting hit by the ships. Jinbe, meanwhile gathers as much power as he can before sending it out into a strong ocean current that rockets Buggy, Crocodile, and Mr. 1 onto the deck of one of the ships (the former two landed without trouble, but Buggy landed flat on his face). The Marines quickly pointed their guns at the bunch but before they can, Jinbe hit the ship with a spear wave much to Crocodile's annoyance. Jinbe apologized, mentioning he got careless since that’s the ship they were going to use. A short while later, he helped defend the ship from cannon fire by stopping the cannon balls with a sandstorm. Crocodile told the escapees to fire the ship's cannons, which Buggy repeated to the crew but made it sound like it was his idea.
After the escape, he was seen having a conversation with Jinbe about how he summoned the whale sharks. He commented on how it seemed odd that Jinbe could summon whale sharks. Crocodile also talked about how the fishmen were a violent race, which Jinbe agreed. After the ship was contacted by the Marines, Buggy and the rest of the prisoners that escaped with him were in shock and terror about their destination and they wanted to stop the ship. Crocodile explained that they can only go to Marineford or Enies Lobby because the current only flows to those two places.
Later, when the prisoners that were released by Buggy became riled up and wanted to take the ship to escape, Crocodile suggested that they could kill all of the prisoners. Fortunately for them, Buggy managed to convince them to join the battle instead. Crocodile remained on the ship with Luffy and the others, approaching the battle of Marineford. Luffy tried to talk the others into pushing the boat so that it would slide down the back of the wave.
Before they do, though, the Den Den Mushi on board intercepted the order, which was to just ignore the schedule and move up Ace's execution. Panicking, Luffy told the others that they need to hurry. Ivankov performed Hell Wink in hopes of shoving the battleship off of the wave, but instead of sliding down, it is knocked forward, flipping upside down and sending all of the inmates plummeting towards the sea. He was later seen alongside the other Impel Down fugitives, falling from the sky to Marineford.
Through an act of pure fortune, the battleship landed in one of the few spots of the ocean that remained unfrozen. Although the impact split the boat in two, those on board fall into the ocean unharmed. Onlookers were shocked that Crocodile, as well as the other prisoners, arrived in the middle of the war. As Ivankov looked around, he noticed that Crocodile made his first move, appearing behind Whitebeard, ready to impale him with his golden hook. Before he can, Luffy activated Gear Second and intercepted Crocodile. Crocodile reminded Luffy that they had a deal, to which Luffy responded that because Whitebeard was important to Ace, he would not let Crocodile touch him. Marco remarked to himself that Ace's brother was not half bad.
Crocodile and Mr. 1 then fought through all that get in their way as Crocodile made his way towards Whitebeard. While many of Whitebeard's crew attempted to stop Crocodile from attacking the old man again, Crocodile brushed them aside with a sandstorm. Jozu then lunged at Crocodile, somehow managing to strike Crocodile.
As Jozu attempted to attack Crocodile again with Diamond body, he was stopped by Doflamingo, who was riding on his back and controlling his movement. While Crocodile seemed antagonistic towards Doflamingo, Doflamingo asked if he and Crocodile could team up. However, Crocodile laughed at the offer and told Doflamingo that he was ignorant to think he was on Crocodile's level and said that perhaps he was asking to be his subordinate. Implying that he figured that Dolflamingo was looking for a subordinate, and Crocodile was not going to work under anyone. Doflamingo laughed at how he thought Crocodile would be rational while the latter stated that if he was, he would not have come to Marineford in the first place. He then performed Sables, and blew Doflamingo away. The attack was not confined to Doflamingo, though, as Buggy was accidentally sucked into the vortex as well.
When Squard stabbed Whitebeard and let everyone think that Whitebeard betrayed his allies in exchange for his own crew, Crocodile shouted at Whitebeard in disgust, claiming that he wasn't so weak during the last time they fought.
Up on the execution platform, the guards were about to execute Ace. However, they were blown back by Crocodile. While Sengoku wondered why Crocodile would aid his own enemy, the former Shichibukai noted that he only did it because he did not want to see the Marines be satisfied. Suddenly, taking everyone by surprise, Crocodile's head came flying off of his body. Doflamingo, standing behind Crocodile, said that he was jealous that he had decided to collaborate with Whitebeard instead of him. Forming his head back onto his body, Crocodile responded by saying that he was not teaming up with anyone. Dolflamingo asks if this was the same as blowing him off, and Crocodile admits that it is. At this point Dolflamingo attacks Crocodile, who easily perries it with his hook.
As Luffy was about to be attacked, Whitebeard's allies jumped in and protected him, telling him that he had to go on ahead while Whitebeard held the Marines off. Ivankov told Luffy that Whitebeard was putting all of his faith in him; Luffy answered by saying that he did not care about Whitebeard and that he was only there to save Ace. Mihawk attempted to attack Luffy, but was stopped by Mr. 1, who said that he was protecting him only by Crocodile's orders. After Mihawk struck Mr. 1 down, Crocodile interfered and protected his right-hand man, telling Mihawk to watch out because he was in a bad mood.
Later, the Blackbeard Pirates took Whitebeard's life robbing Crocodile of his revenge since all Crocodile could do was observe his lifeless, but still standing body. When Admiral Akainu had Jinbe and Luffy cornered, Crocodile repelled Akainu. Crocodile revealed himself and used Sables to throw Luffy and Jinbe into the air claiming if they were gonna protect Luffy, they had to do it right. The duo flied until they plow into Buggy who was still escaping, much to his surprise. His followers thought he was actually trying to save them. Just as Buggy was fleeing, Akainu fired a magma fist at them but was stopped by the Whitebeard commanders who commented and proclaimed that they would protect Luffy. Crocodile was then seen standing alongside the Whitebeard Pirates and prepared to face off against Akainu.
It is unknown what happened to him during the confrontation with Akainu, but he later appeared unharmed when Shanks was calling for a ceasefire between the the three factions. He and Mr. 1 slipped away from Marineford and escaped when Sengoku accepted the ceasefire because of Shanks' arrival.
Three weeks after the war, Crocodile and Daz Bones were seen on an unidentified island in the Grand Line. Looking over the newspaper, he remarked that Luffy and Jinbe, right after having been saved, were committing foolish acts. Bones commented that they must have some sort of plan or they were just being crazy, and then stated that Luffy suffered "wounds" that do not heal quickly. Crocodile contradicted Bones' remark, replying that his (Crocodile's) "wounds" were already healed, and that he was heading back to the New World as proof. Crocodile invited his former subordinate to come with him and Bones accepted without hesitation.
During the TimeskipEdit
Over the last two years, Crocodile has been successfully eluding any Marines sent to capture him and is currently hiding in the New World.
Early One PieceEdit
- Crocodile vs. Whitebeard (yet to be seen)
- Crocodile vs. Puppu
- Crocodile vs. Monkey D. Luffy (Desert)
- Crocodile vs. Tsumegeri Guards
- Crocodile vs. Chaka
- Crocodile vs. Monkey D. Luffy (Alabasta Palace)
- Crocodile vs. Nico Robin
- Crocodile vs. Monkey D. Luffy (Tomb of the Kings Mausoleum)
- Crocodile, Monkey D. Luffy, and Jinbe vs. Minorhinoceros, Minokoala, and Minozebra
- Crocodile, Mr. 1, and Jinbe vs. Marines (outside Impel Down)
- Crocodile and Mr. 1 vs. Whitebeard Pirates
- Crocodile vs. Donquixote Doflamingo vs. Jozu
- Crocodile vs. Donquixote Doflamingo
- Crocodile vs. Dracule Mihawk
- Crocodile vs. Admiral Akainu
- Crocodile, Andre, and Whitebeard Pirates Commanders (minus Ace, Jozu, and Thatch) vs. Admiral Akainu
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
Impel Down ArcEdit
In the anime it is partially seen how Crocodile changes outfits, as his shoes are laced by the Emporio Ivankov's Dancers. In the manga, Minozebra is defeated by Crocodile's Sables, while in the anime he is defeated by Jinbe's Gosenmaigawara Seiken. In the manga, Minorhinoceros is defeated by Jinbe's Gosenmaigawara Seiken, while in the anime he is defeated by Crocodile's Sables.
In the anime Crocodile mentioned that they were falling down out of the sky because of Ivankov. He is in fact blaming the okama, but this was proven wrong in the next episode, where it showed detailed explanation on what happened on their way to the war. The conversation between Akainu and the Whitebeard Commanders and Crocodile was extended in the anime.
Translation and Dub IssuesEdit
In the 4Kids dub, Crocodile suffered a few edits. After his first fight with Luffy, Crocodile was edited so that instead of impaling Luffy with his hook, he dangles him upside down by it. Strangely, in the next episode of the dub, Luffy was right-side up with Crocodile's hook being around his neck, but was still hanging upside-down in some shots. Another edit Crocodile suffered was that instead of being weakened by Luffy's blood in the final fight, he was weakened by his sweat. In spite of this, there were a few frames where the blood can still be seen. Also, in the hidden tomb with Nico Robin, he merely hit her in the back. In the original version, he impaled her through the back.
Additionally, scenes with Crocodile smoking cigars were cut. However, in one episode, 4Kids forgot to edit his cigar at one point. His personality was also changed to be much more sarcastic in the 4Kids dub, such as calling Luffy "desert doodoo".
- In a mock-trailer in the anime series Gintama, a Crocodile lookalike of Kondou (the stalker) is seen charging towards one of the characters to fight. He is knocked away by a "Gomu Gomu Pistol" move pulled off by one of the characters.
As a prominent character, he has been featured in the fan merchandise. Crocodile has been featured in the One Piece Anime Heroes and twice in the One Piece Gashapon Grand Battle sets. Crocodile has also been released in the P.O.P. Portrait of Pirates series. He's also appeared in One Piece Super Effect - Devil Fruit User, Super Effect Keychain, and One Piece The Combining Prison Impel Down!! with Jinbe. He has recently been released in the Figuarts Zero line.
Errors and CorrectionsEdit
- In the serialzation of a Cover Story Mini-Arc, Crocodile was once shown to have both hands, and no hook. This was corrected for the release of the volume and is now published with the hook correctly placed on his left arm.
- In Episode 117 of the anime (roughly at timing 19:55), Crocodile was seen lighting his cigar with both hands (his hook is nowhere to be seen, and so are his numerous rings).
- When Igaram first mentioned Crocodile's former bounty, he said it was 80,000,000. However, when Crocodile was introduced in person, his infobox said his bounty was 81,000,000.
- In SBS Volume 56, a fan asked Oda why Crocodile was wearing his own clothes since he was still in prisoner clothes after he's released, Oda replied that he went to Newkama Land and got his clothes from there. This is depicted in the anime.
- Crocodile is the first Shichibukai to be defeated by Luffy, though he is not the first one to be introduced, as Dracule Mihawk appears in a previous arc.
- Miss Goldenweek's Rainbow Color Trap reveals that his dream was to become the Pirate King.
- Crocodile's hook is the stereotypical replacement for pirates who lost their hand at battle, especially in fictional stories. However, such limb replacement was not unheard of in real world piracy, since losing limbs in battle was a constant danger. Crocodile is the only character, so far, to have this prosthesis.
- The soundtrack playing during Crocodile's defeat is Dvorak's New World Symphony, specifically the 4th movement, "Allegro con fuoco". It was the third time in the anime when a piece of classical music was played in the anime (The first being Buggy and Gaimon's farewell, during which Chopin's Etude in E Major played, the second being Dr. Hiluluk's last speech, during which Ave Maria was played and the fourth being when the zombies claimed Absalom as their leader, with Friedrich Schiller's rendition of Ode to Joy).
- Cryptically, in Alabasta, he told Luffy that when he really knew what the sea was like, he would let go of his dream to be Pirate King. After Ace's death, Luffy indeed said that he was too weak to be Pirate King. However, after the two year timeskip, Luffy reaffirmed his dream to Silvers Rayleigh.
- It was noted that if the World Government had known Crocodile was head of Baroque Works, his bounty would be at least 162,000,000.
- In the 4th Japanese Fan Poll, Crocodile is ranked the 28th most popular character in One Piece.
- Crocodile is the only one of the original Shichibukai to possess a Logia Devil Fruit.
External Links Edit
- Crocodile - The animal Crocodile is named after.