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Japanese Name: G-5
Romanized Name: Jī-Faibu
English Name: G-5
Debut: Chapter 681 (cover)[1]
Region: New World
Affiliations: Marines

G-5, officially Marine Grand Line 5th Branch (海軍G・L第5支部 Kaigun Gurando Rain Dai-Go Shibu?), is a Marine Base located in the New World, near the Red Line. It was first mentioned by Aokiji after the Battle of Marineford and according to him, it is full of problems. Smoker requested a transfer to this branch in order to "keep his targets close".[2]

LocationEdit

The base seems to be very close to the Red Line since Vice Admiral Smoker and Captain Tashigi were the first to intercept the pirates fleeing Fishman Island and entering the New World.[3]

The headquarters of the G-5 location has several buildings left tattered or broken and slightly fixed from damages and appears to be left in ruins.[1]

PersonnelEdit

G5 marines torture with fire

G-5 marines torturing a pirate.

It is said that the Marines of this branch are insane, cruel, and merciless people who stick needles into pirates, feed them to sharks, or use them for campfire kindling. Although these actions are considered just rumors by some pirates, some were proven true when some of the Marines lit a captured pirate on fire and repeatedly stabbed another pirate while hanging him. They are known for not following the orders of their superiors, however, they seem to obey Smoker mostly by merit of intimidation. Some members do not wear the full formal Marine uniform (if anything, they are overly-casual to the point of wearing slacks and a bucket for a hat) and act flirtatious toward their female superior, Captain Tashigi, although they do respect her as they tried to protect her from Law and took her with them to escape from Law's sphere and reassemble her body.[4] They do appear to not be entirely fearless, as they were hesitant to follow the Straw Hat Pirates to Punk Hazard, which the Marines had declared that no one, pirates and Marines alike, should set foot on, for remnants of poisonous gas supposedly wreathed the island.[5]

Regardless of their ruthless reputation, they seem to be easily frightened when they meet highly infamous people such as the Shichibukai Trafalgar Law.[6] They too were helpless against the dangers of nature as seen when they panicked when a large piece of ice floated toward their ship.[6] While initially hostile towards the Straw Hats, the members of Unit 01 willingly cooperated with them in order to defeat Caesar Clown and rescue the kidnapped children. During the ordeal in Caesar's facility, they even come to respect the Straw Hat crew.[7] Even before the events on Punk Hazard, they appeared to have a great sense of comradeship, as they always tried to save their injured teammates during emergencies and even returned to the battle between Law and Smoker to save Tashigi.

The G-5 is split into at least six divisions, with Smoker in command of Unit 01, and Yarisugi of Unit 06. The overall leader of the entire G-5 unit is Vergo, who acted in amiability in contrast to the majority of his subordinates, but is in truth a deep cover agent planted in the Marines by "Joker".[8] His duplicity was discovered by Smoker and his second-in-command Tashigi, but they decided to keep it a secret for the sake of their subordinates, who admire him.[9][10] He was defeated by Trafalgar Law and Smoker and left behind to die in the collapsing SAD production room.[11]

Notable PersonnelEdit

Name Rank Status
Vergo Portrait Vergo
  • Vice Admiral
  • Base Commander
Deceased
Smoker Post Timeskip Portrait Smoker
  • Vice Admiral
  • Unit 01 Leader
Active
Yarisugi Portrait Yarisugi
  • Commodore
  • Unit 06 Leader
Active
Tashigi Post Timeskip Portrait Tashigi
  • Captain
  • Unit 01 Personnel
Active
Bakezo Portrait Bakezo
  • Unknown rank
  • Unit 01 Personnel
Active
Pike Portrait Pike
  • Unknown rank
  • Unit 01 Personnel
Active
Jero Portrait Jero
  • Unknown rank
  • Unit 01 Personnel
Active
Gal Portrait Gal
  • Unknown rank
  • Unit 01 Personnel
Active
G-5 Soldiers Portrait G-5 Marine Sailors
  • Unidentified ranks
  • Unit 01 Personnel
Active
Zephyr G-5 Portrait Zephyr (Non-canon)
  • Sailor
Promoted

ShipsEdit

Smoker's G-5 Ship
G-5's main ship, the only one to have "G-5" written on the sail.
Law Lifts G-5 Warship
Law uses "Tact" to lift Smoker's warship.

HistoryEdit

During the TimeskipEdit

Commodore Smoker and Ensign Tashigi transferred to the G-5 base sometime after the Battle of Marineford. Commodore Smoker was promoted to vice admiral and Ensign Tashigi was promoted to captain. This transfer left Vergo at unease, as he had to provide extra cautions to prevent his true identity from being discovered by the ever vigilant Smoker.[12]

Dispatches about the kidnapping of children in the New World have been sent to the base,[13] but were reported to newspapers as "accidents at sea" by Vergo, due to efforts to provide cover for Caesar Clown's unlawful scientific experiments on Punk Hazard.[14]

Punk Hazard ArcEdit

Vergo vs. Smoker

The internal battle between the two G-5's Vice Admirals.

Having been notified of the return of the Straw Hat Pirates, Smoker and Tashigi follow them to Punk Hazard. They first fight the Shichibukai Trafalgar Law and next got involved in the battle against Caesar Clown.[15]

Later Vergo appears on the island [16] claiming to want to exterminate all of Smoker's division, but was stopped by Sanji and defeated by Smoker and Law.[17] However, many personnel were petrified by the H2S that Caesar released into the building. After Caesar Clown, Vergo and Monet's defeat, Smoker states he contacted the base and they will be sending a ship to retrieve them.[18]

Before they can do much, however, Donquixote Doflamingo arrives and starts to attack Unit 01, including dealing Smoker heavy injuries. However, Kuzan suddenly arrives to stop the Shichibukai.[19]

Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New WorldEdit

Caribou Leaves G-5

Yarisugi defeats Coribou, while Caribou sails away.

During the events of the Punk Hazard Arc, Jinbe delivered Caribou to the base, where he was tied to a stake that was burning. To rescue him Coribou and the Caribou Pirates attacked the base, but were defeated by Yarisugi and his subordinates. However, Caribou managed to escape with his own ship and deserted his apprehended crew. The crew later escaped by stealing one of the base's ships.[20]

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

G-5 Censorship

The tamer version of the G-5 marines' torture methods in the anime.

The scenes of G-5 Marines torturing pirates were toned down in the anime for censorship reasons. The anime did not show them scorching their captive pirate, but simply holding their torches (and added spears) close to him in a menacing manner.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 69 Chapter 681, cover story: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World Vol. 7, the G-5 base is first seen.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 6) and Episode 511, Smoker is seen negotiating with Kuzan about his transfer to G-5.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 652 and Episode 572.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 662 and Episode 587.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 658 and Episode 582.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 659 and Episode 584.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 and Episode 623.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 and Episode 599.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 682 and Episode 608.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 684 and Episode 610.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 691 and Episode 617.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 (p. 19) and Episode 599.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 664 (p. 3-7) and Episode 589, Tashigi, Smoker and their unit talk about the kidnapping of the children incident.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 673 (p. 18) and Episode 599, Smoker realizes the culprit who has been cooperating with Caesar is Vergo.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66–68 Chapters 655672 and Episodes 579598, G-5 encounters Law, the Straw Hat Pirates and Caesar plus his henchmen.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapters 671672 and Episodes 597598, Vergo converses with Law about Caesar and Monet, as well as how he got to Punk Hazard from Dressrosa.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68–69 Chapters 673690 and Episodes 599616, Vergo desires to exterminate his own subordinates, but is stopped by Sanji and then defeated by Law.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 696 and Episode 622.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 698 and Episode 624.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 72 Chapter 714, cover story: Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World Vol. 32.

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