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The Fire Tank Pirates[2] are an infamous and notable rookie pirate crew who are led by Capone Bege, originated in the West Blue, and arrived on the Sabaody Archipelago around the time the Straw Hat Pirates arrived there two years ago, along with other rookie crews.[1]

The crew is currently subordinate to Big Mom, one of the Yonko, and her crew on Whole Cake Island.[3]

Jolly RogerEdit

The crew's flag is a triangular cartoon-like depiction of Bege's face with a cigar in his "mouth", wearing his trademark hat. There is a castle with three towers in the background with little flags atop each of the three towers.There are also two sets of three cannons each pointing forward on both sides of Bege's cartoon-like face and fortifying the castle. The castle motif appears to be based after Bege's Devil Fruit powers from eating the Shiro Shiro no Mi, which has made him a human fortress.[4]

Fire Tank Pirates' Secondary Symbol

Fire Tank Pirates secondary symbol on Vito's forehead.

Another common emblem the crew uses is a stylized "T" and "F" combined, which is seen tattooed on Vito and on the sides of Gotti's shoulder armor.

Crew MembersEdit

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Fire Tank Pirates
Capone Bege Vito Gotti  ?????  ?????
Allies and Affiliates
Big Mom Pirates Charlotte Chiffon Capone Pez Caesar Clown Straw Hat Pirates *
Pedro Carrot Jinbe

Known MembersEdit

Fire Tank Pirates Members

The Fire Tank Pirates members, with reluctant ally Caesar Clown sitting at far left.

The crew seems to have a high number of members, though only a few have been named so far. A mafia family changing their profession into piracy, many of them are dressed in suits, with coats strapped to their shoulders, and/or wearing fedora hats. Hence they, like Crocodile, have a look that is very much like the stereotype of Italian mafia. The members also ride on horses when launching a surprise attack from within their captain's fortress body.

Crew StrengthEdit

You guys have already lost... in sheer military force.
— Capone Bege.

Every crew member of the Fire Tank Pirates are shown wielding firearms or artillery, ranging from revolvers to a prosthetic machine gun, with a majority of crew members wielding rifles. Many ride horses into battle and some fire cannons from their captain's body, via his Shiro Shiro no Mi ability. By Bege's admission, their crew relies on heavy military force, enough to trump a group of Marines that surrounded them. Their principle tactic is ambush, hiding within their captain's body and using the element of surprise to attack and appear to surround their unsuspecting adversaries.[5] They employed marksmanship as their main form of combat and particularly well trained in volley fire on enemies.

They were an extremely strong pirate crew as before they began piracy they were able to defeat four of the Five Families of the West and under Bege's ingenious leadership they were able to defeat infamous Pirate captains in the Grand Line as they made it all the way to the Sabaody Archipelago . They, like the Bonney Pirates, were completely unharmed by Kizaru's raid, though they did not encounter the admiral himself or the Pacifista. During their early travels in the New World, they suffered a rather big surprise when they were pulled towards a mysterious, gigantic black sphere, but managed to survive nevertheless. Having defeated mafia gangs and infamous pirate crews, they have gained great experience in battle, knowing exactly what to do when facing off against marines. After the time-skip, they have become allied with the Big Mom Pirates, with Bege earning the rank of "Rook", being in charge of security of the Tea Party, and he intends to use this to his advantage of assassinating Big Mom from behind her.[6][3][7]


Their ship has a fortress theme, with two cannons at the bow. It has been coated with the Yarukiman resin, allowing it to submerge underwater by reducing its buoyancy, and withstanding the water pressure of 10,000 meters.


Capone Bege's Reaction to the Battle of Marineford
Fire Tank Pirates' ship deck.
Fire Tank Pirates' Ship in Profile
Fire Tank Pirates ship's profile.
Fire Tank Pirates Ship
Fire Tank Pirates ship.


Fire Tank Pirates' Whole Cake Island Base

During their ruse of an alliance with the Big Mom Pirates, the Fire Tank Pirates set up their hideout on the northwest region of Whole Cake Island.[7] The base of operation is a castle placed on top of a mountain, with the front gates, which has the appearance of a mansion's front, at the base of the mountain. Inside are bathhouses for guests to clean themselves before meeting Bege, who refuses to meet up with anyone who is unclean, and a meeting room with a long table in front of sofas.[8]



Originating in the West Blue, the Fire Tank Pirates were originally a massive mafia led by Bege. Due to Bege's sadistic nature they frequently attack leaders of rival mafias and destroyed all enemies who attempted revenge. After Bege grew weary of his dominace set sailed for the seas as a pirate taking all the members of his mafia with him as his crewmates under his leadership. The Fire Tank Pirates took down many infamous pirates which earn them notoriety as they traverse the dangerous Grand Line and make it all the way to Sabaody Archipelago.[1]

Summit War SagaEdit

Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit

Fire Tank Pirates Charging

The Fire Tank Pirates facing the Marines at Sabaody Archipelago.

The crew was seen in a restaurant, along with the Bonney, and Hawkins Pirates.[1] The crew later witnessed Jewelry Bonney stopping Roronoa Zoro from attacking a Noble.[9]

After Monkey D. Luffy attacked a World Noble, Capone Bege ordered the crew to go to Fishman Island in order to not come in contact with Admiral Kizaru.[10]

Marineford ArcEdit

After witnessing most of the war on a screen at Sabaody,[11] the Fire Tank Pirates travel to Marineford by ship, to witness Shanks ending the war, along with the beginning of the New Age.[12]

Post-War ArcEdit

After the Fire Tank Pirates enter the New World, their ship is drawn upward to a large black object. The crew screams in terror as the object lifts them out of the sea.[13]

During the TimeskipEdit

One year before the current story line, the crew attempted to invade Big Mom's territory but were defeated. They then became subordinates of the Yonko and Bege married Big Mom's 22nd daughter, Charlotte Chiffon to officially seal the alliance.

Dressrosa SagaEdit

Dressrosa ArcEdit

After the Fire Tank Pirates hear the news about Doflamingo's defeat, Bege orders his men to capture Caesar Clown, as Big Mom's flag is seen behind him.[6]

Yonko SagaEdit

Zou ArcEdit

Bege Captures Sanji and Brook

The Fire Tank Pirates emerge in full force to capture the Straw Hats and Caesar.

Capone Bege and his men inside his castle went to Zou alongside Pekoms in order to capture Caesar and the Straw Hat Pirates. After Pekoms tried to let the Straw Hats go to repay them for saving his homeland, Bege had his men shoot Pekoms. Bege's men emerged from his body and captured the four Straw Hats and Caesar, who were brought into his body. Bege then showed Sanji the invitation for him to marry Charlotte Pudding.[14]

Sanji refused to attend the wedding, but the Fire Tank Pirates told him the consequences for not attending, and Vito gave Sanji a shocking piece of information. The Fire Tank Pirates let Sanji give a note to his crew, but Sanji used this opportunity to free Nami, Brook, and Chopper from Bege's body. Sanji stole a rifle from one of Bege's men using it to hold Caesar Clown at gunpoint preventing them from going after his friends. Bege was then confronted by Nekomamushi, who wanted to know what happened to Pekoms, and he raced away with Sanji and Caesar still inside him.[15]

On the way to Whole Cake Island, Vito showed Sanji a photo of his bride-to-be, making the latter lovestruck.[16]

Whole Cake Island ArcEdit

Shortly afterwards, Vito talked to Sanji about Germa 66 and the fictional tale about their clash with the Marines. When Sanji ordered Vito to leave, Gotti entered and warned Sanji to not insult his crewmate. This nearly started a fight with the latter only for Charlotte Chiffon to stop him. She told Gotti that Sanji is a very important person whom they cannot harm or else his family will execute their captain. She left the room with an apologetic Gotti while Sanji noted on how she looks familiar to him.[17]

A few days later, the Fire Tank Pirates abducted Pekoms.[18] The day after, they took him to the northeastern coast of Whole Cake Island to dispose of him. Bege shot Pekoms, causing him to fall off a cliff into shark-infested waters.[19]

On the day of the wedding, Vito shot and wounded Bobbin as he was pursuing Sanji.[20]

Sometime later, Jinbe contacted Bege to have a meeting with Luffy. Bege agreed to the meeting but would show no mercy towards Luffy if he makes him angry.[21]

After Luffy and his group arrived at the Fire Tank Pirates' base, Bege and Luffy commenced with the meeting to negotiate an alliance to take down Big Mom. At first, a quarrel broke out, but Jinbe stopped the bickering by reminding them that they shared a common enemy in Big Mom. Bege and Luffy then began discussing their next move.[22]

Bege went over his plan which to weaken Big Mom stating at one tea party he noticed Big Mom act strangely over a picture. He then proceeded to tell the crew his goal was to destroy the picture and taking advantage of Big Mom in a vulnerable they would assassinate her with poison gas. Bege then set Caesar would use a mirror for their escape when the plan was done. He finished his explanation by stating for the plan to succeed Luffy must be the bait which he agrees to.[23]

At the ceremony, the crew were standing outside dealing with an uncooperative guest who refused a body check. The guest was soon shot down by sweet commander Charlotte Katakuri whose presence and fearsome reputation made Bege consider him a dangerous element to the plan.[24]

The crew would wait outside as Vito noted of the many enemies inside as Bege told him not to worry. They soon put their plan into action with some members disguising themselves as staff to block off all communication and the exits. Bege then had Caesar Clown ready the mirror for their escape. Bege would check to see if the Straw Hats were prepared but found them asleep as Jinbe told him he will awake them when the time came. As this was happening, a door homie overheard the plan as Bege noticed it watching him and had Gotti eliminate it. Bege then walked in the hall stating there was no turning back. Once inside Bege noticed Sanji and Pudding arrived, while thinking that Sanji's love-struck expression was "good acting".[25]


  • The members of the Fire Tank Pirates tend to refer to their captain as "father"[26] which is another reference to the American mafia.
  • All the known Fire Tank Pirates members are named after bosses of well-known Italian-American mafia families.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 12-13) and Episode 392.
  2. One Piece MangaChapter 858 (p. 6), The name "Fire Tank" is at the front gates of the hideout.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 (p. 9) and Episode 756, Nami confirms that Bege joined Big Mom.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 13) and Episode 763, Capone Bege reveals he ate the Shiro Shiro no Mi.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 508 (p. 2-5) and Episode 401, Capone Bege's military army is seen.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 (p. 9) and Episode 736, Bege and his crew on board of Big Mom's Singing Ship.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece MangaChapter 857 (p. 16-17), The Fire Tank Pirates' base of operation is revealed.
  8. One Piece MangaChapter 858 (p. 6-19), Luffy and Sanji approaching the Fire Tank Pirates' hideout.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 499 (p. 15-17) and Episode 393.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 504 (p. 2) and Episode 398.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 58 Chapter 565 (p. 3) and Episode 474.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 3) and Episode 490.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 14) and Episode 511.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 2,6-17) and Episodes 762763.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 813 (p. 2-17) and Episodes 763764.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 824 (p. 16-19) and Episode 783.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 825 (p. 2-6) and Episode 783.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 828 (p. 12-13).
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 834 (p. 9-11).
  20. One Piece MangaChapter 856 (p. 4).
  21. One Piece MangaChapter 857 (p. 16-17).
  22. One Piece MangaChapter 858 (p. 6-7,13-19).
  23. One Piece MangaChapter 859 (p. 2-13).
  24. One Piece MangaChapter 860 (p. 12-14).
  25. One Piece MangaChapter 861 (p. 2-3,8-11,14-17).
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 13) and Episode 392, One of Bege's crewman is referring to him as father.

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Fire Tank Pirates
Crew: Capone Bege  •  Vito  •  Gotti
Allies: Caesar Clown  •  Sanji Retrieval Team  •  Jinbe
Affiliates: Five Families of the West  •  Big Mom Pirates  •  Charlotte Family (Charlotte Chiffon  •  Capone Pez)
Devil Fruit Based: Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi
Weapon Based: Seastone Spear  •  Flintlock  •  KX Launcher
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Members: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Capone Bege  •  Jewelry Bonney  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Scratchmen Apoo  •  Eustass Kid  •  X Drake  •  Urouge  •  Killer  •  Trafalgar Law  •  Marshall D. Teach
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi
Weapon Based: Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui  •  Kikoku
Fighting Style Based: Santoryu/Kyutoryu  •  Haki
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Devil Fruit Based: Mera Mera no Mi   •  Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Bari Bari no Mi  •  Numa Numa no Mi
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Weapons: Durandal  •  Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui  •  Kikoku
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Story Arcs: Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga (Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc)  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Totto Land Arc
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Captain: Charlotte Linlin
Sweet Commanders: Charlotte Cracker  •  Charlotte Smoothie  •  Charlotte Katakuri  •  Snack 
Members: Tamago  •  Pekoms  •  Bobbin *  •  Amande  •  Diesel  •  Randolph  •  Charlotte Mont-d'Or  •  Charlotte Galette  •  Charlotte Opera  •  Charlotte Counter  •  Charlotte Cadenza  •  Charlotte Cavarette  •  Napoleon  •  Zeus  •  Prometheus  •  Streusen
Subordinates: Sun Pirates  (Jinbe)  •  Fire Tank Pirates (Capone Bege)
Allies and Affiliates: Mother Carmel *  •  Germa 66 (Vinsmoke Judge)  •  Caesar Clown 
Devil Fruit Based: Soru Soru no Mi  •  Kame Kame no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Bisu Bisu no Mi  •  Tama Tama no Mi  •  Mochi Mochi no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Fishman Karate
Weapons Based: Pretzel  •  Shirauo
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Locations: Totto Land (Whole Cake Island  •  Cacao Island  •  Jam Island  •  Nuts Island  •  Cheese Island  •  Biscuits Island  •  Candy Island  •  Milk Island)  •  Fishman Island  •  New World
Story Arc(s): Fishman Island Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Others: Yonko  •  Underworld (Broker)  •  Charlotte Family  •  Vinsmoke Family  •  Gigantification  •  Homies  •  Roulette

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