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Lao G[3] is an officer of the Donquixote Pirates' Diamante Army.[4]

He is the oldest member among the officers. Though he exhibits and experiences many frailties from becoming elderly that would suggest his vitality is dwindling, he is still a highly adept fighter.


Lao G is old and rather short. He is bald with veins protruding from his head. He has a beard and wrinkled skin. In his appearances, his eyes have been shadowed out, as they are extremely squinted. His mouth is also shadowed, suggesting that he doesn't have any teeth.

He wears a blue jumpsuit with an white arrow pointing upwards with two blue lightning bolt-like shapes pointing towards his shoulders. The jumpsuit has a belt with the letter "G" on the buckle. He also wears white gloves and boots.[1][5][6] He wears red tights under his jumpsuit, with blue arrows pointing downward on his legs.

As a child, Lao G had a curly patch of hair on his forehead with the front curl resembling a G. He wore a shirt with an arrow pointing upwards that had a "G" on it, a sash around his waist, white gloves, and black pants. His eyes were also wide and visible, yet to turn squinted.[7] At age 54, he wore a dark blue bunny-eared hat and had a more muscular body, as well as a black beard trimmed to form a G, and was shown to still have teeth.[8] At age 60, his hair had started to gray and he was becoming pot-bellied. He wore a cap with devilish horns and eyes, gloves, a blue bodysuit with a yellow gold matrix-pattern, what seems to be briefs over it and a belt with the green letter "G" as the gold yellow buckle.[9]


Lao G as a Child
Lao G as a child.
Lao G at Age 54
Lao G's appearance at age 54.
Lao G at Age 60
Lao G's appearance at age 60.
Lao G with Glasses
Lao G wearing his glasses.


He is very calm and analytical, as he was able to deduce that Doflamingo had an ulterior motive for his supposed abdication.[6] He always emphasizes the letter "G" in his words and even goes so far as to mimic it with his hands.[10]

He seems to be rather senile in his old age, such as when he went back into the elevator that he had just left instead of going to the Toy House. He appears to be far-sighted, as he needed glasses in order to spot Kabu up close. This doesn't seem to affect his fighting capabilities however, as he was able to swat Kabu away quickly with minimal effort.[10] He is also hard of hearing.[11]

He has his own Laughter Style: "Fafafafafafa".[10]



Like other members of the Donquixote Pirates, he has respect and loyalty to Doflamingo and calls him "Young Master";[1] he considers Doflamingo's orders to be absolute.[6]

He was seen with Jora a few times playing cards with her. As he played, he got angry when Baby 5 tried to accept a joke of a proposal from Trebol,[6] while showing no mercy in declaring Trafalgar Law a traitor.[1] When Trebol failed to protect Sugar from fainting, Lao G mocked the Elite Officer for his inability to defend a single girl, to which Trebol retorted in an angry manner.[12]

He admitted that he thought of Baby 5 as merely convenient.[11]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Lao G's Speed

Lao G demonstrates his high speed and reflexes.

As one of the officers of the Shichibukai led Donquixote Pirates, Lao G has shown to be a powerful fighter, despite his age. In fact, he is one of the well known fighters of the Corrida Colosseum, where the caliber of fighters is very high.[3] It is said that when the four officers enter the tournament, they have a 100% chance of victory.[4]

Doflamingo also trusted him enough to guard the entrance to his factory from the Straw Hats' actions.[13]

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Lao G attacks Don Chinjao

Lao G kicks Don Chinjao.

Lao G has proven himself to be a skilled martial artist, being able to knock down Thunder Soldier, a toy known for his speed and dexterity, with ease. His potential speed and reflexes are seen further on when he managed to put his glasses on and then swat Kabu away, despite the fact that the dwarf, a species known for its speed, was mere inches away from his face.[10] Even the likes of Chinjao, a pirate of legendary strength, is shown to be no match for him (although at the time the latter was still weakened by his fight against Luffy).[14][11] He was the one who taught Law hand-to-hand combat, along with a diagram of pressure points, showing his skills as a teacher.[15][16]

However, his legs seems to be frail from old age, as they were shivering while standing, and his eyesight requires spectacles to see more clearly. His body can even become so weak that his spirit may leave it and be ready to pass on, however he can just as quickly recover from near-death if he feels he has been called back, showing that he still has quite a strong life force. [10]


Main article: Jio-Ken

Lao G's martial arts style is known as the Jio-Ken.[14] The techniques utilized all revolve a theme around his advanced age, taking advantage of any debilitating symptoms as his fighting stance. The ultimate technique of this style is for him to use qigong to conserve his strength during his youth, which he can store up until he needs it, granting him immense strength of his prime once unleashed, thus negating his weaknesses of senescence.[11]



Donquixote Pirates 16 Years Ago

Lao G eating dinner with the Family.

Lao G was already a member of the Donquixote Pirates, at age 54, when a 10-years old Trafalgar Law joined. After Law had been with the crew for about a week, Lao G was seen having a meal with the other members of Doflamingo's "family". The crew then learned that Law was sick with the Amber Lead Syndrome and heard how Law escaped the extermination of Flevance. While out on a raid, Lao G and Gladius explained to Baby 5 about the country of Flevance and how its people were inflicted with the Amber Lead Syndrome.[8]

Law Being Trained by Lao G

Lao G trains Law in martial arts.

After Law was made an official member of the crew, the Donquixote Pirates spread their influence as they traveled to the Grand Line. They participated in various activities such as looting, making business deals, and collecting bounties. Lao G was also instructed by Doflamingo to teach Law hand-to-hand combat skills.[17]

Six months after Corazon and Law left the crew, the Donquixote Pirates plotted to steal the Ope Ope no Mi from pirates who were going to sell it to the Marines.[18] They later arrived at Minion Island and were informed by Vergo of Corazon's treachery.[19]

While Doflamingo covered part of the island in his birdcage, the Donquixote Pirates raided and looted the Barrels Pirates' hideout. When they found Corazon, they viciously attacked him until Doflamingo arrived. Buffalo and Baby 5 later informed Doflamingo that the Marines stationed at the island took custody of a boy. Thinking that the boy might be Law, the Donquixote Pirates left Corazon for dead and prepared for departure. Before they left the island, they found themselves under fire by Tsuru's squadron.[20]

He participated in Doflamingo's takeover of Dressrosa. After Monet opened the gates to the royal palace, the Donquixote Pirates stormed the palace.[9]

Pirate Alliance SagaEdit

Punk Hazard ArcEdit

Lao G first appeared in Dressrosa, playing cards with Jora, and asked Doflamingo what he would do to Trafalgar Law.[1]

He later appeared again, when Sugar asked where Doflamingo is. He suggested that Doflamingo was in his room on the fourth floor, only to be told that she already looked there. They then figured that Doflamingo went to Punk Hazard alone. Lao G stated that it is just like Doflamingo to go off on his own while leaving behind his crew.[5]

Dressrosa ArcEdit

He next appeared while playing cards again, and declared that Doflamingo's supposed decision to abdicate his throne was absolute when Baby 5 asked them if they saw Trebol. When Trebol, who jokingly asked Baby 5 to marry him, and she started to think he needed her, Lao G and Jora yelled at her not to go there.[6]

He later appeared at the Corrida Colosseum as one of the Donquixote Pirates' representatives in the tournament for the Mera Mera no Mi.[3] However, before the first round ended, Lao G was ordered to guard the SMILE factory.[13]

Lao G vs. Kyros

Lao G stops the Thunder Soldier.

After waiting at the entrance of the factory, he reentered the lift. When the lift reached mid-way to the palace, he was shown battling Thunder Soldier and his group of dwarves without considerable effort.[10]

The lift later reached the palace and Lao G continued to have the upper hand.[21] When the palace shook due to Pica's confrontation with Luffy's group, Baxcon, Nubon and Daikon took the opportunity to pin him down so that Thunder Soldier, Kabu and Rampo could continue going after Doflamingo.[22]

After the toys returned to their original forms, Doflamingo was exposed as a villain and proceeded to implement his "Birdcage" plan. Sometime after Pica relocated the royal palace to the top of the Flower Hill, Lao G and some other officers gathered there to discuss with Doflamingo about plans concerning the Straw Hats and the Marines. Lao G reprimanded Trebol for failing to protect Sugar and Diamante for losing the Mera Mera no Mi.[23]

He was later seen on the second level of the new King's Plateau guarding the palace alongside Machvise, Baby 5, Gladius, and Dellinger.[24]

As Luffy's allies reached the second level, Lao G declared that they will defeat them one by one.[25]

Lao G and his four fellow officers later joined the fray. During the skirmish, Lao G punched Orlumbus in the face.[26]

Lao G Defeats Chinjao

Lao G defeats Chinjao.

He was later seen fighting Chinjao, jumping to dodge his signature headbutt.[27] He later kicked Chinjao in the head.[14]

He then got into Yotsu no Kamae and fircely attacked the legend several times. During Chinjao's arguement with Sai, Lao G's life force began leaving his body but then returned when Baby 5 tearfully pleaded for him stay, despite the fact that he did not hear what she said.[11]

Sai Defeats Lao G

Sai defeats Lao G.

After Chinjao granted Sai the title of Don, Lao G performed Jio-Ken Kyukyouku no Higi: Sento Ho Ken and easily defeated Chinjao. He then proceeded to fight Sai, proclaiming that as long as he lived, both Dressrosa and Baby 5 belonged to his master. However, Sai retaliated by kicking his head with a Haki-imbued Kiryu Kirikugi, which split the entire ground they were standing on. Lao G apologized to the young master for his defeat and cursed Sai while falling into the split cracks.[11]

His unconscious body was later brought to the palace alongside the fallen Machvice, Dellinger, and Sugar. Jora intended to use Mansherry and her healing powers to revive him and the others. However, Jora's plan was thwarted thanks to Leo and Kabu arriving and defeating Jora and saving Mansherry.[28]

After Doflamingo's defeat, Lao G and his fellow officers were arrested by the Marines.[29]

Major BattlesEdit

Anime-Only BattlesEdit

  • Lao G and Gladius vs. Ideo and Sai


Video GamesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit


  • Lao means "old" in Chinese (老). G is homophonic with jii (爺), which means "grandpa" or "old man" in Japanese. Effectively, Lao G's name means "old grandpa" or "very old man".


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 69 Chapter 682 and Episode 608.
  2. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 75.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 702 (p. 13) and Episode 632, Lao G appears in the broadcast of the Corrida Colosseum.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 732 (p. 12-14) and Episode 664.
  5. 5.0 5.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 694 and Episode 620.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 700 and Episode 629.
  7. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 80, The Donquixote Pirates are drawn as children.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 762.
  9. 9.0 9.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 728 and Episode 660.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 736 (p. 16-17) and Episode 670.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 771.
  12. One Piece Manga — Vol. 75 Chapter 747 (p. 9), Lao G reprimanding Trebol for his failure to protect Sugar.
  13. 13.0 13.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 729 and Episode 661.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 768.
  15. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 761 (p. 9), Doflamingo reminds Law who trained him how to fight.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 763 (p. 15), Lao G sparring with Law.
  17. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 763 (p. 15), Lao G trains Law.
  18. One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 765.
  19. One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 766.
  20. One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 767.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 74 Chapter 739 (p. 8) and Episode 671.
  22. One Piece Manga — Vol. 74 Chapter 739 (p. 16).
  23. One Piece Manga — Vol. 75 Chapter 747.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 750 (p. 4-5) and Episode 686, Lao G and the other executive analyze the progress of their enemies.
  25. One Piece Manga — Vol. 75 Chapter 752.
  26. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 753.
  27. One Piece Manga — Vol. 76 Chapter 757.
  28. One Piece Manga — Vol. 77 Chapter 774.
  29. One Piece Manga — Vol. 79 Chapter 792.

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