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The subject of this article is sometimes called "Dr. Hiriluk".

Dr. Hiluluk was a quack doctor from Drum Island, as well as Tony Tony Chopper's father figure.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Hiluluk's Manga Color Scheme

Hiluluk's color scheme in the manga.

Hiluluk wore mottled pink pants and a black coat over a green shirt. Over his bizarre white hair resembling a cross, he wore a black hat that matched his coat. He had long gray hair arranged in three standing outs, one to each side and one at the top, the latter of which is covered by his hat. He also had a black goatee and mustache.[4]

PersonalityEdit

Hiluluk was a very eccentric man, who would test his experimental medication on unsuspecting patients only for it to backfire, causing the quack doctor to flee. However he was very caring towards others, as he honestly tried his best to cure them of their afflictions, and never desired any rewards.[4] This also extended to animals, as upon meeting the heavily wounded Chopper, his first instinct was to help the injured soul. Even when Chopper retaliated with violence, Hiluluk did not back down and ended up taking on a fatherly role to the abandoned reindeer.[5] The quack doctor's compassion showed itself when he chose to sacrifice himself rather than let Wapol have his way, as he knew that the country he lived in would eventually recover, with his actions having a lasting effect on many people who knew of his true caring intentions.[6][7][8][9]

Abilities and PowersEdit

ThieveryEdit

In his past, Hiluluk was a thief, and while his skills and professionalism are unknown, it can be assumed he was good enough to survive in this profession for several years.[10] During his work on Drum Island, he charged and took money from his patients despite not curing them at all and even caused them more harm, making the citizens labeled him as a thief.[4]

Medical ExpertiseEdit

As he believed that he was cured from his disease, Hiluluk studied the arts of medicine.[10] His full knowledge in the subject is unknown, but he was able to provide Chopper with some first aid[5] and diagnose himself when his illness returned.[11]

While it is unknown where he learned his skills, Hiluluk worked solely on Drum Island, where he was consider a quack doctor by everyone.[4] After his death and despite his lack of knowledge, his beliefs on medicine awoke the Isshi-20's work ethics.[9]

ChemistryEdit

Hiluluk's main strength was his scientific experiments and despite being far from medically beneficial,[4] he was able to create several concoctions with varying results.[12][13] He shared his work with his friends and entrusted it with them after his death.[14][15] Shortly before his death, he intensified his work, vowing to complete it before that happened.[16][17]

WeaponsEdit

FirearmsEdit

Hiluluk used several firearms during his stay at Drum Island. He used a tranquilizer gun, which he also used to fool people into thinking he has a pistol, [18][19][20] and a rifle.[21] He showed some marksmanship skills with his firearms, hitting a moving target with a tranquilizer and intentionally missing Chopper with his rifle.

BombsEdit

Hiluluk also used bombs to escape his pursuers.[22][23]

RelationshipsEdit

WapolEdit

When Wapol declared a Doctor Hunt, he saw Hiluluk as one of the two main threats to controlling the kingdom, despite the doctor being a quack.[24] Upon Hiluluk's suicide, Wapol and his loyal subordinates Chess and Kuromarimo laughed, they being the only three to do so, having no respect for the doctor whatsoever.[7]

Tony Tony ChopperEdit

Tony Tony Chopper was very close to Hiluluk ever since the doctor saved him and adopted him as a surrogate son, despite the two arguing almost constantly.[25] Despite being short, their relationship was extremely strong, with Hiluluk being Chopper first friend, Hiluluk in return loved Chopper and even ate a poisonous mushroom to encourage Chopper to became a doctor.[26][27][28] That showed how much Hiluluk loved Chopper, as he took the deadly dish despite his life's work is yet to be proven complete.[17] Chopper was devastated by his death, and decided to become the best doctor he could through the teachings of Kureha.[8] Despite the superior skills of Kureha and other doctors, Chopper would forever memorialize Hiluluk as the "greatest doctor in the world".[citation needed]

Dr. KurehaEdit

Being the only remaining free doctors on Drum Island under Wapol's rule, the Hiluluk and Kureha share a friendly connection.[29] Hiluluk trust Kureha, came to her for medical diagnostic and advice.[11] Knowing he was about to die, Hiluluk came to Kureha and asked her to continue his work in curing the kingdom and training Chopper.[30] Kureha was shown to deeply care for Hiluluk,[31] and even drank to the charlatan's final moment,[32] and complied to his last wishes of teaching Chopper the medical arts and spreading the cherry powders to Drum island.[8]

DaltonEdit

Dalton originally thought of Hiluluk as a simple quack doctor, though after seeing him come unhesitatingly to save the so-claimed sick Isshi-20, even knowing it was an obvious trap, Dalton came to see Hiluluk as a brave and noble man.[6][33] After the doctor's final motivating speech and suicide, Dalton finally brought out his courage to defy Wapol's despotic actions once and for all.[7]

Isshi-20Edit

While the twenty doctors possess skills and talent much superior to Hiluluk, they see him as an inspiration and role model after he came unhesitatingly when he heard they were ill, despite knowing it was a trap set by Wapol.[6] This, coupled with his motivating speech before death, led them to dedicate their research for the betterment of Drum Island, despite working for Wapol in fear, in their own proclamation of not wanting to lose to the quack.[9]

Sakura KingdomEdit

It took Hiluluk thirty years to complete his research, which was to create cherry blossoms that would bloom in the snow, in hopes of curing the hearts of the country's people.[34] His work was not realized until after his death when Kureha blasted the powder he created into the sky, making the falling snow resemble cherry blossoms by turning it pink.[35] For this, the people of Drum Island renamed their kingdom "Sakura Kingdom".[36]

HistoryEdit

Hiluluk with Research

Hiluluk with his research.

In his early days, Hiluluk was a thief who was diagnosed with a fatal illness. What he believed cured him was the serene vision of a grove of cherry trees. After being cured, he came to believe that there is no disease in the world that cannot be cured. He had a complete change of heart and returned to Drum Island, the island he was born on, to help cure a dire illness.[10] Hiluluk's main dream was to cure the people on the island of their frozen hearts which had formed because of Wapol's selfishness.[34] After Wapol declared any doctor not under his authority to be felons, he and Doctor Kureha were the only free doctors left. However, unlike Kureha, Hiluluk ended up doing more damage than good to his patients by accident.[4]

While traveling home in a blizzard, he found Chopper wounded on the ground after he was attacked by villagers. At first Chopper tried to knock him away, but Hiluluk earned his trust by stripping naked in the cold, showing that he did not have any weapons or intention of hurting Chopper.[5] From then on, the two slowly formed a sort of father/son relationship, traveling (and in a way terrorizing) the island trying to cure patients and generally resulting in them having to literally run for their lives from angry patients or their associates.[25]

Hiluluk Hugs Chopper

Hiluluk hugs Chopper after he brought back the Amiudake mushroom.

After one year had passed, Hiluluk reluctantly kicked Chopper out of his house, as he was going to die from his terminal illness.[11] Hiluluk did not want his friend to worry about him. After Chopper learned the truth, he went on a journey for an Amiudake mushroom. Sadly, unknown to the reindeer, the mushroom turned out to be poisonous. Hiluluk took it because he was so moved by Chopper's concern for his well-being (Hiluluk had always called the Jolly Roger a symbol of vitality, which Chopper took literally, not realizing that the skull and crossbones symbol in the medicine book he read meant that the mushroom was poisonous).[27] Soon after, he realized that his 30 year-long experiment was finally complete, and declared that the country would finally be saved.[17]

Afterward, Hiluluk heard news that Wapol's personal 20 doctors, the Isshi-20, were gravely ill and rushed to the castle, only to find out it was a trap by Wapol to draw Hiluluk out and kill him.[30] However, he began crying out of joy at seeing that the doctors were well.[6] When Wapol ordered him executed, Hiluluk asked not to waste their ammo and gave out a inspiring speech.[37]

Hey... When do you think a person dies? When a bullet from a pistol pierces his heart? No... When he's attacked by an incurable disease? No... When he eats a deadly poisonous mushroom soup? No! A man dies when people forget him...[37]


He then declared that even if he should die, his dream of curing the kingdom's sickness of the heart will still come true, which deeply impacted a crying Dalton. With his time coming to an end, he poured another failed medicine, with which he will use to kill himself in order to keep Chopper's poison from being the cause of his death. He then shouted to the heavens that he has had a wonderful life, and thanked Chopper for all of it. He then drank the medicine, causing him to die in a huge explosion, leaving only his trademark hat.[13]

Post-MortemEdit

Chopper was initially shocked to the core at seeing his mentor and father-figure die and, after hearing Wapol laugh at his demise, became so enraged and attempted to attack the corrupt king. However, Dalton stopped him and begged him not waste his life for revenge. Chopper then left, taking Hiluluk's hat to make a grave marker, while Dalton finally spoke against Wapol for his heartless ways.[7] Kureha then took in Chopper as her apprentice and held on to his cherry-blossom powder, as is the quack doctor's final wish.[8]

After Wapol's self-exile to escape a terrible enemy, Kureha and Chopper took residence within the abandoned castle and hung Hiluluk's personal Jolly Roger over the tallest tower as tribute to him.[38]

After Wapol's defeat, Chopper went out to become a pirate.[39] But just before he left, Kureha began shooting Hiluluk's dust into the sky, causing the snow to turn pink like cherry-blossoms, thus finally accomplishing the doctor's 30-year dream at last.[35]

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

  • Hiluluk's last words were modified in the 4kids Entertainment dub. In the Japanese version, his last words are "Oh, what a great life I've had! Thank you Chopper!". This was changed to "I am a doctor!" in the 4Kids dub.
  • In the 4Kids dub, the scene where Hiluluk was running to the castle, the bombs were edited out of his hands.
  • In the 4Kids dub, the scene where he explodes is edited out, with just his hat flying in the air, making it seem that he had merely fallen over dead.

MerchandiseEdit

He was issued alongside Chopper in a One Piece Block Figures set featuring the Straw Hats and their past mentors/loved ones.

Video GamesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit

Non-Playable AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In the 4th Japanese fan poll, Hiluluk is ranked the 26th most popular character in One Piece.[40] In the 5th, he ranked 73rd.
  • The shape of Hiluluk's head is modeled after a medical cross.[41]
  • His name comes from the Ancient Greek term "Chirurg", meaning "surgeon" or literally "one working with his hands".[42]
  • During the sequence when Hiluluk commits suicide in the anime, a musical chorus of Ellens dritter Gesang is played as he confronts Wapol and his entourage.[43]

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 141 (p. 9) and Episode 85, Hiluluk makes his debut.
  2. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 79, Hiluluk's birthday is revealed.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 140 (p. 18-19) and Episode 85, The relationship between Hiluluk and Chopper is mentioned.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 141 (p. 10-12) and Episode 85, Hiluluk's working in Drum Island.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 141 (p. 15-19) and Episode 85, Hiluluk saves chopper physically and emotionally.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapters 144145 (p. 18-19, 2-4) and Episodes 8687, Hiluluk arrive to Drum Castle.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 145 (p. 12-15) and Episode 86, Dalton inspired by Hiluluk's sacrifice.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 145 (p. 15-16) and Episode 86, Kureha agree to teach Chopper.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 147 (p. 3-4) and Episode 88, The Isshi-20 inspiration.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 142 (p. 10-11) and Episode 85, Hiluluk tells Chopper his past.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 143 (p. 2-8) and Episode 85, Hiluluk discovers his illness has returned.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 142 (p. 2-3) and Episode 85, Hiluluk and Chopper survive one of his failed experiments.
  13. 13.0 13.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 145 (p. 7-11) and Episode 86, Hiluluk's last stand.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 142 (p. 16) and Episode 85, Hiluluk shows Chopper his work.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 144 (p. 5-7) and Episode 86, Hiluluk entrust Kureha with his work.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 143 (p. 12-15, 17) and Episode 86, Hiluluk struggle to finish his work before his demise.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 144 (p. 3) and Episode 86, Hiluluk research is complete.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 141 (p. 12) and Episode 85, Hiluluk secure one of his experiments.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 144 (p. 12) and Episode 86, Hiluluk threaten a guard.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 143 (p. 8) and Episode 85, Kureha revealed how Hiluluk use his Tranquilizer Gun.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 142 (p. 19) and Episode 85, Hiluluk fires at Chopper.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 141 (p. 14) and Episode 85, Hiluluk escape from the villagers.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 144 (p. 11) and Episode 86, Hiluluk rush to Drum Castle.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 143 (p. 19) and Episode 86, Wapol issue the Doctor Hunt.
  25. 25.0 25.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 142 (p. 2-3, 14-19) and Episode 85, Hiluluk's and Chopper's one year relationship.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 143 (p. 5-6, 9-18) and Episodes 8586, Chopper's quest for Hiluluk's cure.
  27. 27.0 27.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 144 (p. 2) and Episode 86, Hiluluk drinks Chopper's Amiudake soup.
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 144 (p. 4) and Episode 86, Hiluluk inspire Chopper's dream.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 141 (p. 13-14) and Episode 85, Hiluluk and Kureha talk after one of his failed experiments.
  30. 30.0 30.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 144 (p. 5-9) and Episode 86, Hiluluk entrust Kureha with his works.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 144 (p. 14-17) and Episode 86, Kureha cries after finding out about Hiluluk's emending death.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 145 (p. 9) and Episode 86, Kureha drinks to Hiluluk.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 145 (p. 8) and Episode 86, Hiluluk's speech moves Dalton to tears.
  34. 34.0 34.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 142 (p. 9) and Episode 85, Hiluluk share his opinion on the Drum Empire with Chopper.
  35. 35.0 35.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 153 (p. 13-19) and Episode 90, Hiluluk's dream is fulfilled.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 154 (p. 2) and Episode 91, The Drum Kingdom name has changed to the Sakura Kingdom.
  37. 37.0 37.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 16 Chapter 145 (p. 4-7) and Episode 86, Hiluluk's spirit.
  38. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 146 (p. 7-8) and Episode 87, Kureha and Chopper took over the castle.
  39. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 17 Chapter 153 (p. 4-6) and Episode 90, Chopper's new life.
  40. One Piece MangaVolume 55 pages 189-192, Results 21-122
  41. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 19, Fan Question: What is the "X" on Chopper's hat?
  42. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 366), Hiluluk's name origin is revealed.
  43. One Piece AnimeEpisode 86, The song is played as Hiluluk commits suicide.

External links Edit

  • Quackery - Wikipedia article about what Hiluluk was doing instead of practicing actual medicine.
  • Ellens dritter Gesang - Wikipedia article about the lied played during Hiluluk's suicide in the anime.

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