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Jigoro of the Wind was a zombie on Thriller Bark in the service of Gekko Moriah[1] who was eventually assigned to guard Hogback.[3] As he had Zoro's shadow, he was a user of Santoryu.[4]

AppearanceEdit

Jigoro was a middle aged man with shadowy eyes, long black hair, and a toothbrush mustache. He was missing one of his front teeth and had a thick neck, while his head was wrapped in bandages and had multiple nails going through it, as well as a bird of some kind attached to the back. He wore a yellow shirt with the words "YOUR SONG" and a red-and-black stomach band above a thick metal band with two bullet holes in it circling his hips, as well as sandals and black socks on his hairy legs.[1]

PersonalityEdit

In life, Jigoro was known to be very stubborn.[2]

As a zombie, due to being animated by Zoro's shadow, Jigoro initially shared Zoro's belief that a wound on one's back is a swordsman's greatest shame[5] and held pride in his swordsmanship skills.[6]

However, as with all zombies who complete a past erasure contract with Gekko Moriah, Jigoro eventually lost Zoro's memories of his fellow Straw Hat Pirates, as well as his emotions, and became completely obedient toward his masters,[7] to the point of jumping out of a tower if ordered to do so.[8]

RelationshipsEdit

InuppeEdit

Inuppe and Jigoro's Rivalry

Jigoro's rivalry with Inuppe reflects Zoro and Sanji's rivalry.

Initially, Jigoro managed to fight alongside Inuppe well enough to subdue Tony Tony Chopper and Nico Robin.[9] However, when one of Jigoro's attacks almost hit Inuppe, the rivalry of their shadows' previous owners sparked up once more, causing them to begin clashing and arguing with each other; Chopper noted that even without their memories, their personalities were still in conflict with one another.[10]

Abilities and PowersEdit

In life, Jigoro was a master swordsman who killed seven thousand pirates.[2]

Jigoro's Santoryu

Jigoro uses Santoryu.

As a General Zombie, Jigoro was much more powerful than the average zombie in Thriller Bark's ranks,[11] and with Zoro's shadow animating him, he could perform Santoryu and Ittoryu techniques, namely Sanjuroku Pound Ho[4] and Hyakuhachi Pound Ho;[12] consequently, he managed to subdue Nico Robin, a powerful combatant, who acknowledged his power herself.[9] Physically, he was strong enough to wrench himself free from Robin's Dieciséis Fleur in order to attack her.[13]

However, being animated by Zoro's shadow also left Jigoro with a complete lack of orientation; when the General Zombies tried to aid Tararan, Jigoro ended up walking in the wrong direction.[14]

WeaponsEdit

As a zombie, Jigoro wielded three identical cutlasses.[15]

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

In life, Jigoro was a legendary and stubborn swordsman who killed seven thousand pirates in order to protect his family. He died at the age of 59.[16]

Thriller Bark ArcEdit

After Roronoa Zoro was captured by the Spider Mice,[17] his shadow was used to animate Jigoro's stolen corpse. Soon afterward, Jigoro confronted Monkey D. Luffy, Nico Robin, and Franky alongside the other General Zombies, where he attacked Luffy with Sanjuroku Pound Ho. Declaring that a wound on one's back was a warrior's shame, Jigoro noted that he was covered in wounds despite this and then stated his name in response to Luffy asking him if he was Zoro.[18]

After the General Zombies followed him and Robin out onto a nearby bridge, Franky destroyed the bridge with Coup de Vent, causing Jigoro to fall to the ground below alongside the other General Zombies.[19] Shortly after Tararan's purification at the hands of Brook, Jigoro found his corpse along with the other General Zombies, which prompted him to declare that he would quickly cut up the enemies who did this.[6]

Later, with Absalom occupied with his wedding, Hogback requested that Gekko Moriah give him two zombies to act as his guards;[20] these ended up being Jigoro and Inuppe, who soon confronted Tony Tony Chopper and Robin at Hogback's behest.[21]

Jigoro vs. Inuppe

Jigoro clashes with Inuppe.

Eventually, Jigoro and Inuppe managed to subdue Chopper and Robin, with Jigoro noting that he could not let his guard down against Robin due to how she tried to make him eat salt with her powers. When Chopper restrained Victoria Cindry and tried to have Robin feed her salt, Hogback ordered Jigoro and Inuppe to get rid of anyone who interfered, which prompted Jigoro to use Hyakuhachi Pound Ho, which was narrowly dodged by Chopper and Inuppe. Robin tried to restrain him with Dieciséis Fleur, but Jigoro broke free and slashed at her too, only to be attacked in turn by Inuppe, who was angered by Jigoro having seemingly attacked him previously. The two argued over their orders to get rid of anyone who interfered before engaging in earnest combat with each other, to Chopper and Robin's shock. However, Robin tricked Hogback into ordering them to jump off the tower, which prompted Jigoro and Inuppe to break through a nearby wall and fall to the ground below.[22]

Jigoro Loses His Shadow

Jigoro loses his shadow to Moriah.

After Oars was defeated by the Straw Hat Pirates, Moriah removed Zoro's shadow from Jigoro's body to empower himself, leaving Jigoro a lifeless corpse once more.[23]

Major BattlesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In Episode 363, when Hogback was tricked into ordering Jigoro and Inuppe to jump from the tower, the music Ode to Joy was played. This is the fifth time in the anime that a piece of non-original music was played: first was when Hiluluk died; second, when Luffy defeated Crocodile; third, when Usopp was opening the treasure chest in Movie 7; fourth, when Absalom addressed the soldier zombies (Ode to Joy as well); sixth, when Hannyabal cheers during Episode 445 (Again Ode to Joy); seventh, when Buggy departs from the Island of Rare Animals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 452 (p. 14) and Episode 346, Jigoro is formally introduced.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 452 (p. 14) and Episode 346, Jigoro's past is revealed in his introduction infobox.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 461 (p. 6) and Episode 356, Jigoro and Inuppe appear on Hogback's command.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 452 (p. 13) and Episode 346, Jigoro uses Sanjuroku Pound Ho against Luffy.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 542 (p. 14) and Episode 346, Jigoro claims that a wound on one's back is a warrior's greatest shame.
  6. 6.0 6.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 456 (p. 14) and Episode 350, Jigoro proclaims that he will quickly cut up the enemy.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 3) and Episode 363, Hogback reveals that Jigoro has lost his memories of Chopper and Robin, as well as his emotions.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 17-18) and Episode 363, Jigoro jumps out of a tower alongside Inuppe after Hogback accidentally orders them to do so.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 2) and Episode 363, Jigoro and Inuppe subdue Chopper and Robin.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 15-17) and Episode 363, Jigoro and Inuppe come into conflict due to the rivalry of their shadows' previous owners.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 460 (p. 10) and Episode 355, Hogback notes that the General Zombies are strong enough to fight the Straw Hats without being purified.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 14-15) and Episode 363, Jigoro uses Hyakuhachi Pound Ho against Chopper.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 15) and Episode 363, Jigoro wrenches himself free from Robin's grasp.
  14. One Piece AnimeEpisode 348, Jigoro walks in the wrong direction while trying to help Tararan.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 452 (p. 14) and Episode 346, Jigoro's swords are seen.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 454 (p. 17) and Episode 348, The Spider Mice reveal that they are the ones who captured Zoro.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 452 (p. 13-14) and Episode 346, Jigoro confronts three of the Straw Hats alongside the other General Zombies.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 453 (p. 14-15) and Episode 347, Jigoro falls to the ground after Franky destroys the bridge he is standing on.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 460 (p. 12) and Episode 355, Hogback requests control of two additional zombies for protection.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 461 (p. 6) and Episode 356, Jigoro and Inuppe confront Chopper and Robin.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 2 and 14-18) and Episode 363, Jigoro and Inuppe subdue Chopper and Robin, but begin fighting each other before leaping out of the tower.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 (p. 12) and Episode 373, Jigoro loses his shadow to Moriah.

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