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El Drago
El Drago Anime Infobox
Japanese Name: エルドラゴ
Romanized Name: Erudorago
English Name: N/A
Debut: Movie 1
Affiliations: Captain of a pirate crew
Occupations: Pirate; Captain
Japanese VA: Kenji Utsumi
Devil Fruit
Japanese Name: Goe Goe no Mi
English Name: N/A
Meaning: Voice
Type: Paramecia

El Drago is the captain of an unnamed Pirate Crew, and the main antagonist of the first One Piece movie.[1]


El Drago is a dark skinned, red-haired man that resembles a cat or lion in appearance (as noted by Luffy). Because of his extensive love of gold, he wears shoulder pad armor made of gold, with a white shirt underneath; the armor was shattered in battle against Luffy. Additionally, he has hard and sharp golden nails over his normal ones, which can be used as weapons.

His ship has a fair representation of his personality and appearance, being covered with gold platings and has a lion for a figurehead.


El Drago as Depicted by Oda
El Drago as depicted by Oda.
El Drago's Face
El Drago's face up close.
El Drago No Gold
El Drago's appearance without his gold plated armor.
El Drago's Ship
El Drago's ship.
El Drago's Pirates Jolly Roger
El Drago's Jolly Roger.


El Drago's Love of Gold

The way El Drago acts when gold is mentioned.

El Drago is extremely greedy and obsessively loves gold to the point of it being a fetish, affectionately rubbing his cheeks against it. To this end, he wore golden armor shoulder pads and sharp wear-on nails as part of his combat costume, as well as his stubborn refusal to give up Woonan's treasure (which he mistakenly believed to be gold, when it was in fact the concept of friendship). His love for gold made him reject other treasures such as gems and diamonds.

Abilities and PowersEdit


El Drago's Claws

El Drago's golden nails.

As part of his obsessive love for gold, El Drago's arsenal is made of golden alloy (as pure gold is soft and not suitable for taking or dealing damage). He wears golden armor for defense, which was strong enough to take several strikes from Luffy's rapid punches, though it was weakened from the collective strikes, and ultimately shattered, the latter action which shocked Drago's subordinates, suggesting the armor's high durability.

For offense, Drago wears sharp nails made of hard gold that allows him to stab his opponents. He can pierce stone ground without recoiling pain.

Devil FruitEdit

Goe Goe no Mi Infobox

Drago firing his shouting beam.

Main article: Goe Goe no Mi

El Drago has eaten the Goe Goe no Mi, a Paramecia Devil Fruit that grants him the power to create a wave of sound that can cause explosive destruction when he yells, in appearance similar to a laser beam. He can also control the intensity of the beam. Though powerful, the beam can be deflected, causing potential backfiring effects.


He came to Woonan's island to look for Woonan's gold and claim it for his own. In the process, he kidnapped Tobio. He was defeated when Luffy bounced his sound blast back at him and then sent him flying with a Gomu Gomu no Bazooka.


  • El Drago's name is probably a reference on the English privateer Francis Drake, who was also known by the Spaniards as El Draco (from the old Spanish meaning "the Dragon").
  • His name is also similar to El Dorado, the city of gold from South American legends.
  • He has similarity with Auric Goldfinger, one of James Bond's main enemy. Both has love and passion for gold and they wear clothes and other items that are made of gold.
  • El Drago is mentioned again in the second One Piece movie when Bear King's lackeys are speaking with him. They refer to El Drago as their last boss.[2]


  1. One Piece Movie 1, El Drago is introduced.
  2. One Piece Movie 2, El Drago's former subordinates speaking with Bear King.

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