|Romanized Name:||Faia Tanku Kaizokudan|
|Official English Name:||Firetank Pirates|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 498; Episode 392|
|Total Bounty:||At least 138,000,000|
The Firetank Pirates are an infamous and notable rookie pirate crew who 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.
Jolly Roger Edit
The crew's flag is a 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 (This castle might be a reference to Bege's devil fruit powers that seems to make him a human fortress). There are also two sets of three cannons each pointing forward on both sides of Bege's cartoon-like face.
Originating in the West Blue, the crew was able to traverse the dangerous Grand Line and make it all the way to Saboady Archipelago.
Summit War SagaEdit
Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit
After witnessing most of the war on a screen at Sabaody, the Firetank Pirates travel to Marineford by ship, to witness Shanks ending the war, along with the beginning of the New Age.
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.
CrewmatesEditThey appear to be based on a mafia family, and many of them are dressed in suits, with coats strapped to their shoulders, and/or wearing fedora hats. Hence they (or at least the captain), like Crocodile, have a look that is very much like the stereotype of Italian mafia.
All of them appear to be consistently armed with rifles, save for their captain, who has an army of men inside of him that work his body like a fortress, thus giving him military advantages. It is shown that many ride horses into battle and some fire cannons from their captain's body. By Bege's admission, their crew relies on heavy military force, enough to trump a group of Marines that surrounded them.
It can be presumed that they are quite strong for them to have made it all the way to the Sabaody Archipelago and for their captain to have such a high bounty. 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. They also seem quite battle-experienced, knowing exactly what to do when facing off against marines. After the timeskip, they have become allied with the Big Mom Pirates.
Their ship seems to have a fortress theme, with several 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.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 793.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 52 Chapter 508 and Episode 401, Capone Bege's military army is seen.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 (p. 9), Bege and his crew on board of Big Mom's Singing Ship.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 807 (p. 9), Nami confirms that Bege joined Big Mom.