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|Rosy Life Riders|
|Romanized Name:||Jinsei Bara-iro Raidāzu|
|Official English Name:||Rosy Life Riders|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 491, Episode 386|
|Affiliations:||Straw Hat Pirates|
|Occupations:||Slave Trader (Former)|
The Rosy Life Riders,  formerly called the Flying Fish Riders (トビウオライダーズ Tobiuo Raidāzu?), were a kidnapping gang from around Sabaody Archipelago.  The members each ride on a flying fish, hence their gang's name. Their leader is Duval. With the handles on their flying fish and the way they dress, they resemble a biker gang. Since Duval's face alteration, however, the gang was reformed into the "Rosy Life Riders", and their purpose changed. 
The flying fishes that the gang members ride on are roughly as big as dolphins, and can stay above water for five minutes.  Although these fishes can fly in air, they are much faster underwater: in fact, their speed in water is second only to merfolk.  The fishes have motorcycle handles, pedals, seats, and some other cosmetic designs installed on them, so the riders can ride them with ease. The riders also have underwater oxygen masks prepared alongside their seats, in case they need to dive into the sea.
While the gang members ride the flying fishes, their leader Duval instead rides Motobaro, a bison with special breathing apparatus that allows underwater travel.
Summit War SagaEdit
Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit
The Flying Fish Riders were first seen helping the Macro Pirates kidnap Hatchan, a former member of the Arlong Pirates, and holding him in their base. In order to save their friend and assist his partners Keimi and Pappug, the Straw Hats fought against and subsequently defeated them. Sanji completed the matter by rearranging leader Duval's face, allowing him to see the fault of his ways and allowing them to become friendlier with the Straw Hats and give up on the slave trade. After Keimi was captured by other slave traders on the Sabaody Archipelago, Sanji requested their assistance to help find her and get her out of her predicament. To which they do by finding the Straw Hats on the island and flying them to the auction house were Keimi is being held. After that incident they part ways, promising to help the crew while they were still on the island.
Later they are seen watching over the Thousand Sunny so it can be coated, unaware that the Straw Hats had been knocked off the island.
Battle for the SunnyEdit
A year after the Straw Hats disappearance, the Rosy Life Riders, along with Hatchan and PX-0 are embroiled in a mighty battle against the Marines, which resulted in the Marines retreating. Duval and the Rosy Life Riders sustained severe injuries.
Two Years LaterEdit
Straw Hats' Return ArcEdit
Two years after the war and the reunion of the Straw Hat Pirates, the Rosy Life Riders were seen surrounding Duval, and heavily bandaged, presumably due to helping their boss defend the Thousand Sunny. Three of the unnamed members saved Brook from being arrested by the Marines.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 51 Chapter 496, Duval calls the gang "Rosy Life Riders".
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 50 Chapter 491, Pappug calls the Flying Fish Riders a kidnapping gang.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 51 Chapter 496, Duval wants to help the Straw Hats.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 50 Chapter 491, Pappug claims flying fish can fly for five minutes
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 51 Chapter 495, Pappug explains that mermaids are the ocean's quickest swimmers
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 495 (p. 18-19) and Episode 389, Sanji attacks; Duval's change in appearance.
External Links Edit
- Flying fish - Wikipedia article about Flying fish.