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Kaido Manga Infobox
Japanese Name: カイドウ
Romanized Name: Kaidō
Official English Name: Kaido
Debut: Chapter 795[1]
Affiliations: Beasts Pirates; Yonko[2]
Occupations: Pirate; Captain
Epithet: "Kaido of the Beasts" (百獣のカイドウ Hyakujū no Kaidō?)[3]
(Viz: Kaido, The King of the Beasts)
Status: Alive
Birthday: May 1st[4]

Kaido of the Beasts[3] is the captain of the Beasts Pirates[5] and one of the Yonko[2], the third to be mentioned by name,[6] and the last one to debut. He is one of the central antagonists of the Pirate Alliance Saga, and is known as the "strongest creature in the world".[7][8]

Kaido's name was first mentioned by Gekko Moriah shortly after he obtained Luffy's shadow.[9] His title of Yonko was revealed just after the Straw Hat Pirates defeated Moriah.[6]


Kaido is an incredibly large and muscular man, appearing to be roughly three times the height of Eustass Kid, who is 205 cm (6'9") tall. Bare-chested, he sports a cross-shaped scar on his right abdomen, and a tattoo resembling reptilian scales on his left arm, with a skull at the lower forearm. He has a thin face, with thick lips and a small, hooked nose. Kaido appears to be middle aged, sporting crow's feet around his nose and eyes. Furthermore, he has incredibly long, black hair that forms defined locks resembling dreadlocks (which gives the impression of a thick mane), a very long fu-manchu mustache, and a spiky goatee, along with long, curved horns from the sides of his head. He wears a thick white rope as a belt, known as shimenawa, pants that have yet to be seen more clearly and spiked bracelets.[1]

He bears a striking resemblance to Oars and Little Oars Jr., sporting horns that look like theirs, as well as massive hair that flows from his head to his back. His horns, mustache and hair also seem to resemble Avalo Pizarro's.[1]


From what is shown, Kaido is a merciless and confident warrior who never lets an opportunity slip by, as evidenced by his plan to attack Whitebeard during the latter's attempt to save Portgas D. Ace from execution.[10] He apparently craves excitement, as he prepared to start the largest war in the world because he felt it was too mundane. This recklessness coupled with his inability to die has caused Kaido to make attempting suicide his hobby.[1]

He is also pitiless and not open to negotiations or excuses, which makes it seemingly unwise to provoke or underestimate him. This is enforced dramatically when Donquixote Doflamingo, a former Shichibukai and former World Noble known for his fearless and hubristic attitude, was very afraid of Kaido when he became potentially unable to fulfill his end of their business deal due to Trafalgar Law holding Caesar Clown hostage.[11] One of his crewmates later stated that Kaido would get very angry once he heard the news of the SMILE Factory's destruction.[12]

It was stated by Scotch that Kaido has a favorite island, a winter island that was guarded by the cyborg and visited by X Drake. Kaido cares somewhat for his subordinates, or at least values Scotch, as Scotch confirmed that Kaido would be angry if Scotch were to be attacked.[13]



Beasts Pirates' Jolly Roger

Kaido's Jolly Roger

Kaido's relationship with his crew is mostly unknown. However, it appears that most of his crew respect him. Scotch refers to him as "Kaido-sama" to show him respect.[13]


Jack is one of the three Disasters under Kaido. He attempted to retrieve their ally Donquixote Doflamingo from the Marines transporting him to Impel Down.


X Drake

Prior to the timeskip, X Drake seemed to be interested in meeting Kaido, having willingly provoked his subordinate Scotch on the Yonko's favorite winter island in order to gain his attention.[13] Drake is now apparently subservient to Kaido, and is with Kaido's subordinates.[12] Drake squashed a rebellion perpetrated against Kaido's subordinates on the same winter island.

Donquixote Doflamingo and Caesar Clown

Kaido is a black market customer of Donquixote Doflamingo.[14] Caesar Clown produces and delivers large amounts of the substance SAD to Doflamingo, who uses it to manufacture artificial Devil Fruits called SMILES, which in turn are sold to Kaido to create his army of Artificial Zoan Devil Fruit users. However, despite this, they do not seem to be on friendly terms, as Law asserted that Kaido will slaughter Doflamingo if he cannot supply Kaido with Zoan fruits anymore. Doflamingo shows great fear of Kaido as it is implied that he would rather face the Admirals than deal with an angry Kaido.[11]


Gekko Moriah

Kaido once had a rivalry with the former Shichibukai Gekko Moriah. The two of them fought in the New World. Eventually, Kaido won and apparently slaughtered Moriah's entire crew.[6][15] This had an adverse effect on Moriah's perception of subordinates and led him to seek revenge against Kaido by building an army of undead soldiers.

Straw Hat and Heart Pirates Alliance

Trafalgar Law sought out an alliance with Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates allegedly in order to dethrone Kaido. Luffy agreed to the alliance and even declared that he will defeat all four Yonko.[3] Even though Law suggested that their chances of success are only 30%, Luffy remained undeterred.[16]

However, it is later revealed by Law himself that he only formed an alliance with Luffy because he wanted to use the Straw Hats to destroy the factory producing SMILEs to get Kaido angry at Doflamingo and not as a means to dethrone Kaido.[17] Law also notes that if they kill Doflamingo and destroy the factory, Kaido will transfer his grudge to the pirate alliance.


Edward Newgate

As they were both Yonko, Kaido and Edward Newgate were not allies. Under normal circumstances, they did not provoke each other. However, Kaido saw the opportunity to engage his rival prior to the impending Battle of Marineford and did not hesitate to attempt to do so.[10] Two years later, Kaido cursed Newgate for being able to die while he remained alive.[18]


When Kaido tried to stop Whitebeard from going to Marineford, Shanks interfered and clashed with him in order to allow the other Yonko to rescue Ace.[10] It is not known what happened in their encounter, but Shanks arrived at Marineford unharmed.[19]

Abilities and Powers

Kaido's Artificial Zoan Army

Kaido's artificial Zoan-class army.

As one of the Yonko, Kaido is one of the strongest pirates in the world. He attempted to take Whitebeard's life, which is something that few would dare, and clashed with Shanks.[10] He also once fought against Gekko Moriah of the Shichibukai and emerged victorious.[9] Being a Yonko is in and of itself a testament to his power. It was also stated by the Gorosei that he is one of the few people capable of stopping Blackbeard.[20]

According to Law, he is "the strongest creature in the world" (この世における最強生物 kono yo ni okeru saikyō seibutsu?),[7] insinuating that he is not even human, and it is suggested that he can easily kill Doflamingo, who is a world famous pirate and a Shichibukai who has a crew as powerful as the Donquixote Pirates under his command. Further testament to his strength is that Law speculated that even with an alliance with the Straw Hats, their chance of defeating him is only about 30%.[16]

Perhaps the greatest sign of Kaido's strength is his inability to die. He has been caught and tortured 18 times, and people have attempted to execute him 40 times. However, he mysteriously survived every single attempt because every single execution weapon has broken when being used on him. Kaido also managed to singlehandedly sink nine huge prison ships. Most notably, Kaido has jumped from 10,000 meters in the sky onto the ground, creating a massive shockwave strong enough to sink a large ship nearby, and emerged without a single injury. It has even become a hobby for him to attempt suicide only for it to fail.[1]

Similar to the other Yonko, Kaido also seems to have many underlings and allied pirates and is able to claim islands as his own territories.[13] With Caesar and Doflamingo as his associates, Kaido has created an army of over 500 Artificial Zoan-class Devil Fruit users.[21][22]



During Kaido's life, he had been defeated seven times and was captured eighteen times by the Marines and the Yonko, causing him to live as a criminal. During those captures, Kaido was given the death sentence forty times. However, no execution device was effective on him, and Kaido managed to sink nine massive prison ships.[1]

At one point in his life, he fought with Gekko Moriah and defeated him in the New World.[9][6] Though the details of the battle have yet to be fully explained, it was implied that he is responsible for the death of Moriah's original crew.[15]

Sometime within the last four years, he began collaborating with the Shichibukai Donquixote Doflamingo and the rogue Marine scientist Caesar Clown to create an army of artificial Zoan Devil Fruit users.[14]

Marineford Arc

When Whitebeard attempted to save Ace from his execution at Marineford, Kaido tried to attack him. However, Shanks intercepted Kaido before he could reach Whitebeard.[10] It is unknown how their encounter ended, but Shanks arrived unscathed at Marineford by the end of the war.[19]

Dressrosa Arc

Kid Alliance facing Kaido

Kaido appearing at the Kid Pirates' hideout

Kaido went up to Ballon Terminal, where he encountered Urouge, who learned of his intention to attempt suicide and allowed him to proceed. Kaido jumped off the Sky Island and landed 10,000 meters below on the Kid Pirates' base. However, he was unharmed and found himself face-to-face with the Kid, On Air, and Hawkins alliance. He then began yelling that Doflamingo needs to make preparations for battle, and promised to start a massive war since he became bored with the world.[1]

Major Battles

Translation and Dub Issues

Kaido's epithet, Hyakujū (百獣?), literally translates to "Hundred Beasts". However, in Japanese, its meaning is somewhat closer to something along the line of "all kinds of beasts".


Kaido Silhouette
  • As with Charlotte Linlin, Kaido's silhouette from Garp's explanation greatly differs from when he made his first appearance. He was originally portrayed as having a wide face, a pointy beak-like nose, and a sinister grin when shown in the silhouette. However, Kaido's final design featured a bit more continuity than Linlin's as he retains a similar shaped nose and brow upon his reveal.[2]
  • In Japanese culture, the type of rope Kaido wears as a belt, shimenawa, is used to denote that the area within it is important or sacred. Although no significant meaning to Kaido wearing a shimenawa has been revealed thus far, it's possible that it could be a sort of visual cue to Japanese readers, to further establish how influential and powerful Kaido is.
  • The tattoo on Kaido's left arm is similar to the one seen on Roshio's left arm.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 795 (p. 16-17), Kaido makes his debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 432 (p. 7) and Episode 316, Kaido is seen as one of the Yonko mentioned by Garp.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 696 (p. 19) and Episode 622.
  4. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 43), Kaido's birthday is revealed.
  5. One Piece MangaChapter 808.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 483 (p. 6) and Episode 375, a random pirate states Kaido to be one of the Yonko.
  7. 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 2) and Episode 623, Law refers to Kaido as the "strongest creature in the world".
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 795 (p. 17), Manga refers to Kaido as the "strongest creature in the world".
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 456 (p. 10) and Episode 350, Moriah notes "that bastard" Kaido would not have beaten him if he had had Luffy's shadow that time.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 55 Chapter 533 (p. 3) and Episode 434, Kaido is reported to have tried to attack Whitebeard.
  11. 11.0 11.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 17-19) and Episode 623, Law holds Kaido's potential fury against Doflamingo.
  12. 12.0 12.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 (p. 17), Kaido receives note that Joker is defeated.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 4) and Episode 513, X Drake attacks Kaido's favorite island.
  14. 14.0 14.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapters 697698 and Episodes 623625, Doflamingo and Kaido's business deal explained.
  15. 15.0 15.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 (p. 8-9) and Episode 373, Moriah explains to Luffy a bit of what happened to him in the past.
  16. 16.0 16.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 697 (p. 2) and Episode 623, Law states that their operation has a 30% chance of success.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 724 (p. 18-19) and Episode 655, Law reveals the true reason of his alliance.
  18. 19.0 19.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 580 (p. 2) and Episode 489, High-ranking marines note Shanks' skirmish with Kaido which happened "just yesterday" and the former's presence.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 3) and Episode 511, the Gorosei noted Kaido as one of the potential forces of stopping Blackbeard.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 689 (p. 16-17) and Episode 615, Caesar explains the dealings between himself, Doflamingo and Kaido.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 698 (p. 16) and Episode 625, Law estimates the number of Kaido's army.

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Ships: Mammoth
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Master: Caesar Clown
Affiliates: Donquixote Doflamingo   •  Kaido  •  Vergo   •  Trafalgar Law   •  Jack
Subordinates: Former Brownbeard Pirates   •  Centaur Patrol Unit (Smoothie  •  Fen Bock  •  Chappe  •  Run)  •  Yeti Cool Brothers  •  Dragon  •  Monet   •  Smiley   •  Brownbeard 
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Vehicles: Flying Gas Balloon
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