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Vice Admiral John Giant is one of the marine officers in the Marine Headquarters. He is the first giant to be revealed in the series, although his race was revealed much later than his first appearance.
John Giant is a giant, and towers over regular soldiers by several times. Unlike other Marines, his traditional white robe is customized, with yellow colorings, red borders, adding more rich details to his collar. He also carries awarded medals on his left breast, signifying his important rank and status. He wears a traditional red bicorne hat with the Marine's symbol. Unlike other high-ranking Marines, he actually wears his Marine coat with his arms in the sleeves. Underneath that, he wears an orange shirt, simple loose pants and boots. Overall, he appears to be a well decorated Marine. He also wields a katana that fits his size, slung over his shoulder.
He is shown to have curly brown hair with a large bulbous chin. Unlike most giants who have a more heavy rounded stature, John is one of the few giants to look the most human.
During the timeskip, he grew a bushy mustache.
Abilities and PowersEdit
However, his skills cannot be clearly determined as he fought against the powerful Whitebeard, but was quickly defeated.
- Further information: Haki
East Blue SagaEdit
Water 7 SagaEdit
Enies Lobby ArcEdit
He was seen again, shouting orders after the Buster Call was signaled. When the signal was received a report was given directly to him, implying his high status at the headquarters, as well as the fact that he has the powers to command others of the same rank (via the five Buster Call vice admirals).
Summit War SagaEdit
Amazon Lily ArcEdit
He is seen gathering alongside his fellow Marines. Three hours before Ace's execution, he is seen rallying the 100,000 troops in Marineford for the upcoming battle.
After the pirates began their advance when Whitebeard began his attack, Giant charged forth entering into the plaza and attacking them. Due to his large size and strength, many of the pirates proved to be no match for him and could only flee from his rampage. He then directly attacked Whitebeard and tried cutting him down.
Whitebeard effortlessly blocked his strike, easily overpowering the giant. He then tilted the island, using his quake powers making John fall, losing his balance. Afterwards, he got back up to try and attack Whitebeard again, but the Yonko attacked him first this time, hitting him with a quake punch to the chest, severely wounding and defeating the Vice Admiral.
One Piece Film: ZEdit
While Z was making his move to destroy the three End Points in the New World, John Giant was seen in a Marine meeting as some of the high-ranking officers were discussing on how to deal with the crisis.
Concludes non-canon section.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 7) and Episode 45, John Giant makes his debut.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 One Piece Blue: Grand Data File (p. 55), His name and marine rank are revealed.
- ↑ One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 86), His birthday is revealed.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 524 (p. 17) and Episode 421, John Giant is revealed to be a giant.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 One Piece Movie 12, John Giant in Film Z
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 7) and Episode 511, Dr. Fishbonen says that all vice admirals and above possess Haki.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 42 Chapter 409 (p. 6) and Episode 294, John Giant orders 5 vice admirals and ten marine battleships to go to Enies Lobby.