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Japanese Name: ドレスローザ
Romanized Name: Doresurōza
English Name: Dressrosa
Debut: Chapter 682; Episode 608[1]
Region: New World
Affiliations: Donquixote Pirates

Dressrosa is a kingdom within the New World.[2] It was first mentioned by Vergo.[3] Dressrosa is the primary setting of the Dressrosa Arc.

LayoutEdit

Dressrosa and Green Bit Map

Dressrosa and Green Bit map drawn by Bepo of the Heart Pirates.

Dressrosa is a luxurious island with palm trees and a large Spanish-styled castle with a mixed appearance of a wealthy mansion serving as the palace.[4]

The port town of Acacia[5] has the Corrida Colosseum run by Diamante.[6]

Another town, Primula, is located on the western side of the island.

Flower Field is situated in the middle of the island.

While the SMILE Factory is beneath the colosseum, it is part of an underground world where the trade port is also located.[7][8][9]

The royal palace stands on top of a tall plateau. A lift at the center of the plateau, starting from the underground trade port, goes through the Toy House area at the base of the plateau, the three floors of the plateau itself, the three base floors of the palace, to end at the first main floor of the palace. The palace has five main floors, where floors two to five are the areas of the central tower.[10][11][12]

Dressrosa is connected to Green Bit by an iron bridge. The presence of the Fighting Fish has forced the bridge to be closed for 200 years. Trafalgar Law, Nico Robin, Usopp, and Caesar Clown stopped at a restaurant called "Cafe Bar La Baltad" near the bridge to gather information on Green Bit. To the south there is a city called Sebio.

Dressrosa is relatively close to Punk Hazard, as travel between the two islands can be done in a short period of time.[3][13]

After Doflamingo began the "bird cage" plan, Pica moved the landscape of Dressrosa around. The SMILE Factory is now above ground, and the royal palace is on top of Flower Field.[14]

Dressrosa Underground Map
Map of the "Underground World". Left: Factory; Top: Lift; Top-right: Underground Passage; Center: Officers' Tower.
Officer Tower Diagram
The various toy houses that links to the Officer Tower and Corrida Colosseum.
Dressrosa SMILE Factory

CitizensEdit

See also the associated category: Dressrosa Characters.
[v · e · ?]
Dressrosa
Donquixote Doflamingo Trébol Diamante Pica Machvise
Lao G Jora Baby 5 Gladius Buffalo
Senor Pink Dellinger Bellamy Monet  Sugar
Kyuin  ??????  ??????  ??????  ??????
[v · e · ?]
Riku Family
Riku Dold III Rebecca Viola Scarlett  Kyros
Other Citizens
Gatz Tank Lepanto Esta Milo Mario
Aremo Ganmi

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DetailsEdit

Besides the Donquixote Pirates, there are many happy people and living toys in this country. The crime rate is very high because the women there are extremely beautiful, but also extremely temperamental, and they often stab to death the men that betray them. Yet behind this pleasant veil is a dark underbelly. The peoples' memories are manipulated somehow so they live happily and forget their loved ones, as the toys are human victims of a Devil Fruit user, the girl Sugar. At least in the port town are beautiful women who would turn violently murderous against unfaithful men, along with many other varieties of criminal activity. The country seems to be riddled with a high crime populace.

There seems to be a good number of citizens who have a great deal of respect and admiration for their king, Donquixote Doflamingo, as well as the Donquixote Pirates. Citizens tend to become angered when their king is disrespected or spoken ill of, and citizens become disgusted at the sight of someone tarnishing Doflamingo's name. This is due to Doflamingo deceiving them by controlling the former king, Riku Dold III, into committing tyrannical acts, and then appearing as a hero during the time of despair, while promising to return the wealth that was taken by the Riku family, all while keeping them in the dark about the conversion of citizens into toys.

The country also has a formal police force. They wear uniforms similar to those of the real world royal guard. Their hats have visors that say DP (Dressrosa Police) on the front. However, they do not have total jurisdiction over the island, as there are some areas under the control of the Donquixote Family that are considered safe zones where police (and Marines) have no authority. The Corrida Colosseum is one of those places.[15]

It also has an official self-defense army, as Tank Lepanto is one of its captains.[16]

HistoryEdit

Dressrosa was one of the 20 Kingdoms that fought the Great Kingdom. The Donquixote family originally ruled Dressrosa but the family moved to Mariejois and were replaced by the Riku Family.[17]

10 years ago, during his tenure as a Shichibukai, Doflamingo came to Dressrosa and overthrew the Riku royal family. He was able to ascend to the throne due to the concessions and pardons granted to him with his allegiance to the World Government.[18][2] As such, the castle bears his smiley and the Donquixote Pirates use the island as their base.[1]

Doflamingo also took in Sugar who has the power to turn humans into living toys, erasing their past and making the people close to them forget who they were. He also created two strictly followed laws: every citizen must not be loitering outside their homes by midnight sharp, and humans and toys must not enter each others' houses.[8]

After the Punk Hazard Incident, Doflamingo falsely renounced his pact with the World Government, along with his privileges as a Shichibukai, and his status as a king was supposedly abdicated, causing an uproar.[6] This was rectified when CP-0 came along to report the falsification to the citizens, calming them down. At the same time, the Straw Hat Pirates, Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and Trafalgar Law were on their way to Dressrosa to destroy the SMILE factory. Franky, in particular, met with the Thunder Soldier, who is part of an organization who wants to destroy not only the factory, but the entire Dressrosa kingdom as well.[19]

With the defeat of Sugar, all of the toy's reverted back to normal, as well as returning the memories of the people. This included Thunder Soldier who, upon reverting back to Kyros cut off Doflamingo's head. The rest of the kingdom went into chaos, with all the citizens turning against Doflamingo.[20]

Dressrosa Reconfigured

Dressrosa's new appearance following Pica's reconfiguration of the island.

Following Sugar's defeat, Doflamingo played his final card: the Birdcage. Using his ability, he created a dome of blade-like strings that surrounded the island, preventing escape and communication to the outside world. At the same time, Pica used his ability to change the layout of the island, lowering the central plateau, bringing the SMILE Factory above ground, and raising the Flower Field and palace even higher, setting the stage for Doflamingo's bounty hunting game.[21]

Bird CageEdit

After the Hobi Hobi Curse was lifted, Doflamingo's schemes quickly fell apart, forcing him to use his ability to trap everybody currently on Dressrosa. Bird Cage (鳥カゴ Tori Kago?) is a razor sharp wire dome made of strings from Doflamingo's ability, which covers the entire island and slices anyone who tries to escape, as well as being able to block Den Den Mushi signals to the outside world. Pica then rearranges the island, and after using Parasite on several people on the island and forcing them to commit random acts of violence, Doflamingo gave everybody an ultimatum. The carnage will continue until they either hunt and deliver twelve specific individuals to him, or defeat Doflamingo himself.[22]

The twelve individuals who were to be hunted were given bounties, though unlike normal World Government bounties, Doflamingo's version placed a number of stars on each head, with a single star equating to Beli100,000,000. The bounties total up to Beli2,600,000,000. His bounty system takes into account the potential danger of the targets to his person, but prioritizes the ones who angered him the most. As such many of the bounties are either far above or below what they are actually worth by the World Government standards.[23] The bounties are as follows:

This bounty hunting 'game' served Doflamingo two purposes. Firstly, it turned the majority of people who would have otherwise fought the Shichibukai, against the ones who were trying to help them. Secondly, he was using the 'game' as a form of 'election', to see whether the populace will choose him or the Riku Family.[24]

Manga and Anime InfluencesEdit

Dressrosa draws inspiration from the real-life country of Spain,[25] particularly the autonomous communities of Andalusia and Catalonia, as evidenced by the architecture, clothes, flamenco dancers, typical cuisine, and Spanish terminology. The architecture present in Dressrosa is similar to the style of Park Güell, a garden complex in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudí. The passionate murders that are so common in Dressrosa is also commonly present in Spanish literature, particularly during the Romantic era in early 19th century.

The fighting fish native to the island seem to resemble bulls, both in appearance and temperament. Bullfighting itself is a common sport in Spain.

It also has some hints of the country of Italy, as it features a large colosseum where gladiators would fight to the death for the amusements of the spectators.

The citizens being transformed into toys and having the memories of their existence erased from the human citizens is similar to how countries in the past remove "unwanted elements" from society, turning them into nonpersons, who effectively cease to exist. Spain under Franco was one of the countries that employed such methods.

TriviaEdit

  • Dressrosa means "pink dress" ("rosa" means "pink" in many Latin languages).
  • According to Luffy and Sabo, Dressrosa is similar to Goa Kingdom, as both countries function through extreme class separation and discrimination caused by the royal families and nobles.[26][27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 682 (p. 8-13) and Episode 608, Doflamingo's smiley can be seen on one of the buildings on Dressrosa.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 699 (p. 10) and Episode 625, Kuzan tells Smoker than Doflamingo is king of Dressrosa.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 672 (p. 4) and Episode 598, Vergo mentions he came from Dressrosa via the SAD tanker.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 699 and Episode 628, a different angle shows the building as a castle.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 701 and Episode 630, the Straw Hats arrive at Dressrosa, and Luffy's group explores the port town.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 and Episode 629.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 698 and Episode 625, Law reveals the existence of the Smiles Factory in Dressrosa.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 717 and Episode 647.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 73 Chapter 731, Thunder Soldier explains about the underground world.
  10. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 732 (p. 3), the entire pathway of the lift is shown in one diagram.
  11. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 739 (p. 1), the lift is shown to end at the 1st palace floor.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 740 (p. 5), a clearer depiction of the palace layout is shown.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 and Episode 629, the Straw Hat pirates reaches Dressrosa after a night of trip.
  14. One Piece MangaChapter 745.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 703 and Episode 632, the police had no authority against a toy soldier who entered a diplomatic immunity zone.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 707 and Episode 636, Tank Lepanto is revealed to be a captain of Dressrosa Self-defense Army.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 722 and Episode 653.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 and Episode 623, Baby 5 complained about not being able to stay on Dressrosa if Doflamingo resigns from the Shichibukai.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 709 and Episode 638, the Thunder Soldier explaining his intentions against Dressrosa.
  20. One Piece MangaChapter 743, Dressrosa falls into chaos as the toys revert to their true forms.
  21. One Piece MangaChapter 745.
  22. One Piece MangaChapter 745, Doflamingo activates Bird Cage.
  23. One Piece MangaChapter 746, Doflamingo begins his bounty hunting game.
  24. One Piece MangaChapter 747, Doflamingo claims that he's using Bird Cage as an election.
  25. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 72.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 726 (p. 13) and Episode 657.
  27. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 735 (p. 3).

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