Oden was noble and selfless, as he sacrificed himself in order to allow his son and retainers to escape Wano Country.
He had somewhat of a disregard for rules, as he left Wano Country despite that being a crime.
Inuarashi and NekomamushiEdit
As retainers, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi are very loyal to Oden. However, when Momonosuke saw Inuarashi and Nekomamushi, he questioned whether Oden was the reason for their bitterness toward each other. Momonosuke claimed that his father would be saddened if he saw them fighting, a remark that caused the two to reconcile their feud, showing their respect toward his father. Alongside Momonosuke, Kin'emon, Kanjuro and Raizo, they too grieved at the mention of Oden's demise.
Kaido sought the Kozuki Family because Oden had been to Raftel. Not wanting Kaido to get the information, Oden sacrificed himself to allow the rest of his family to escape. The Beasts Pirates were eager to kill him in sadistic ways, including boiling him like his namesake.
Abilities and PowersEdit
As a descendant of the Kozuki Family, Oden inherited from his ancestors the knowledge and skill to read poneglyphs and write its ancient language and was the last member of the family with the skill as he failed to pass on the philological knowledge to his son before he was murdered by the Beast Pirates. As daimyo, Oden had a large amount of power and influence over the area he ruled over before his death. Nami deduced that given his position, he must have had a large amount of wealth. He also had the ability to hear the "Voice of All Things".
His clan formed a pact with Inuarashi and Nekomamushi and he traveled the seas together with them. For a time, they traveled on Whitebeard's ship and later with Gol D. Roger's crew on the Oro Jackson. Oden also had been to Raftel with Roger.
Sometime before the present, he and his wife were executed by Kaido and Kurozumi Orochi for refusing to divulge information of Raftel, and he died without passing on the knowledge of the Poneglyphs to his son. His last words to his son and retainers were to open Wano to the outside world.
- Oden is the name of a traditional Japanese winter dish.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 817 (p. 6-10) and Episode 768.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 12-17) and Episode 770.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 820 (p. 3-4) and Episode 772.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 13-17) and Episode 767.