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Gaimon is a former pirate who lives as a hermit on the Island of Rare Animals.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Gaimon has a green afro hairstyle, a black beard, a chubby face and a big mouth. He has been stuck inside a treasure chest for twenty-two years, and his body's shape has grown accustomed to it overtime, making it virtually impossible for him to get out.[1]

GalleryEdit

Gaimon Concept Art
Concept art of Gaimon.
Gaimon 22 years ago
Gaimon before he got trapped in the treasure chest.
Gaimon 20 Years Ago
Gaimon trying to get out of the treasure chest twenty years before the start of the series.
Gaimon Unlimited Cruise

PersonalityEdit

He is hostile to those who try to hurt the animals or steal the treasure chest he has been guarding for twenty years (ironically, unbeknownst to him until the Straw Hats arrived, the chests were empty). However, once he learns that someone visiting the island is not interested in the animals or the treasure, he becomes very friendly.[1]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Gaimon seems to be proficient in using a gun, as he was able to hit Luffy by surprise, in the forest.[1]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Gaimon's life changed when he was searching for treasure on the island as part of an unnamed pirate crew. While searching, he fell from a high cliff and directly into an empty treasure chest at the bottom. His crew, considering him a lost cause, left Gaimon stranded on the island.[1]

Over the next twenty years, the treasure chest became a part of his body and could not be removed without killing him. However, he can still use his hands, head, and feet. Because Gaimon shrank to fit the size of the small chest, he could no longer scale the cliff to find the treasure. He managed to befriend the strange animals on the island and developed a close bond with them. To protect his treasure and his "friends", he did not allow any visitors on his island. If any sailors came ashore there, he would hide and tell them to leave in a spooky voice, claiming to be the island guardian ("island god" in the anime). If this failed, he took the more direct route of shooting them with a pistol (which he apparently keeps hidden inside his afro).[1]

Syrup Village ArcEdit

Twenty years after he was first stranded, Monkey D. Luffy and his crew arrived on the island. They survived his deterrent tactics, and after he realized that they were not there to steal from him, they became friends. However, when Luffy finally got to the top of the cliff, Gaimon realized that the treasure chests were empty too and he had been protecting a nonexistent "treasure" for twenty years. He then considered the animals as his treasures and vowed to protect them.[1]

Buggy's Crew: After the Battle!Edit

Chibi Buggy eventually met[3] and befriended Gaimon after getting sent flying to the Island of Rare Animals.[4]

From the Decks of the WorldEdit

Gaimon and Sarfunkel

Gaimon and Sarfunkel after the timeskip.

Gaimon was seen again still living on the island of strange animals. Gaimon was seen acquainted with a new inhabitant, Sarfunkel, a woman who is coincidentally trapped in a barrel. They were seen living happily together.[5]

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

The introduction to Gaimon is different in the anime and manga. In the manga, they have not recruited Usopp and attained the Going Merry yet, and only Luffy and Nami met Gaimon while Zoro slept on the boat the entire time. In the anime, Usopp had already joined and they had the Going Merry, so all four of the Straw Hats met Gaimon (though Zoro spent time sleeping on the island and as a result, met him later than the others).

He first appeared in the manga between the Orange Town Arc and the Syrup Village Arc, while in the anime he appeared in between the Syrup Village Arc and the Baratie Arc.

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

In the original Japanese version, there is a running gag in which other characters ask Gaimon if he's a hakoirimusuko (箱入り息子? literally meaning "boxed son"), to which he responds with "Yes, my father held me back when I was a boy" and then irritably snaps back to reality. This is a pun off of the Japanese term hakoirimusume (箱入娘? literally meaning "boxed daughter"), which refers to a girl who's been sheltered throughout her life. Since the joke probably would not make sense to most American readers and viewers (it's based on Japanese history circa the late 19th century), Luffy instead calls Gaimon a "boxer" in the Viz Manga. The joke became a "Jack-in-the-Box" in the FUNimation dub, which he says ironically that he is in a box and presumably nearly says that his name is Jack, before coming back to reality and calling whoever that asked if he was a Jack-in-the-Box an idiot. 4Kids turned the joke into "heart of gold" as a reference to the treasure normally held within a treasure chest.

MerchandiseEdit

Video GamesEdit

Playable AppearancesEdit

Enemy AppearancesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit

Non-Playable AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 3 Chapter 22 and Episode 18, Gaimon makes his debut.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 43), his birthday is revealed.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 43, cover story: Buggy's Crew: After the Battle! Vol. 7 and Episode 46, Gaimon and Buggy meet.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 47, cover story: Buggy's Crew: After the Battle! Vol. 9 and Episode 46, Buggy and Gaimon become friends.
  5. One Piece Manga — Vol. 63 Chapter 620, cover story: From the Decks of the World Vol. 7, Gaimon and Sarfunkel are seen together.
  6. One Piece Color Walk 1 (p. 104), Akira Toriyama: Oda-kun, who is your favorite character in your manga?

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