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Longarm Tribe
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Japanese Name: 手長族
Romanized Name: Tenaga-zoku
English Name: Longarm Tribe
First Appearance: Chapter 498; Episode 392[1]
Features: Long arms (double elbowed)
Homeland: Kenzan Island
Slave Price: Beli Small700,000[2]

The Longarm Tribe is a tribe in the One Piece series. Scratchmen Apoo of The Eleven Supernovas, is a member of this tribe.[1]

AppearanceEdit

As their name suggests, all members of the Longarm Tribe seen so far have two elbow joints on each arm, which results in them having abnormally long arms. Furthermore, all members seen so far wear Chinese style clothing, with a kanji in the front. The kanji varies from person to person. Other than that, they have the same appearance as normal humans.

Inter-species RelationshipsEdit

The Longarm Tribe are valued as slaves by normal humans considering the standard price for a Longarm Tribe member is Beli700,000.[2]

HistoryEdit

Apparently they are the ones responsible for destroying the country Harahetternia on Namakura Island. The cultists of Namakura Island were in the middle of trying to summon Satan, wanting him to help them destroy the Longarm Tribe. However, due to Bartholomew Kuma, Brook landed right in the middle of the summoning. Believing him to be Satan, the people of Namakura Island wanted him to help them get revenge on the Longarm Tribe. Three members of the Longarm tribe then proceeded to kidnap Brook to put him on display as the world's only moving skeleton. Two years later, the three longarms who kidnapped Brook all became his managers when he became a famous rockstar known as "Soul King". However, upon learning that Brook is a pirate, and that he plans to retire after one final concert in order to rejoin the Straw Hats, the three called the Marines to turn him in, but the Marines were prevented by the fans from arresting Brook so that he could perform his last song. They were very furious when Brook made his escape with the help of the Rosy Life Riders. Brook's swordcane "Soul Solid" was sharpened by the Longarm Tribe.

Members of the Longarm TribeEdit

See also the associated category: Longarms.
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Longarm Tribe
Scratchmen Apoo Sancrin Shuzo 
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TriviaEdit

  • They appear to be based on Japanese legendary creature called a Tenaga-jin (手長人?), whose most notable characteristic is their long arms. They are half of a pair called Ashinaga-tenaga (足長手長 "Long Legs Long Arms"?), the other being the Ashinaga-jin (足長人?), which the Longleg Tribe is based on.
  • Unlike their counterpart, the Longleg Tribe, the Longarm tribe has two joints in their characteristic long limbs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 15) and Episode 392, Apoo's infobox mentions his tribe.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 and Episode 395, New tribes revealed by auction house price list.

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