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Marguerite is a member of the Kuja tribe living on the island of Amazon Lily. She, along with Aphelandra and Sweet Pea, saved Luffy after he ate mushrooms that completely covered his body. During the timeskip, she became a member of the Kuja Pirates.
Like her fellow Kuja, she dresses in a revealing bikini top and miniskirt made out of animal skin that greatly show off her cleavage and long legs, and a white cape that seems to resemble a Marine jacket. She keeps her snake (which almost all Kuja women seem to have) whom is black and green striped wrapped around her waist at most times. She is also known to wear some type of black and white striped legging similar to a stocking on her right leg, along with high-heeled boots.
Although it is forbidden to have men on the Amazon Lily, Marguerite seems to have developed an interest in them ever since seeing Luffy. She also seems to have developed an interest in Luffy's "Kintama" (a Japanese slang term for the male testicle which literally translates to "Golden ball(s)"), wanting Luffy to take them off, so she could have a look at them. This is mostly due to her misunderstanding and naïveté towards men, taking everything Luffy said as literal. She deems men as "useless" based on the impressions left by Luffy, but at the same time admitted she risked becoming attached to him if she stayed with him for too long, resulting in attacking him as a way of stopping herself. Like the rest of the Kuja tribe, she eventually begins to care for and respect Luffy during the Amazon Lily arc.
She also seems to admire her leader, Boa Hancock, calling her "the most beautiful woman in the world", and seems to hold no grudge against Hancock for petrifying her.
Marguerite is very honest, shown when she tried to take the full blame for Luffy's presence on Amazon Lily, prompting Sweet Pea and Aphelandra to also try to take the blame with her.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Marguerite appears to be a talented seamstress, as she was able to completely replicate Luffy's tattered vest and shorts, and even added a floral pattern and frills to his vest, much to his dismay.
She also knows how to swim, as proven when she saved Luffy from drowning. Another note is that Amazon Lily is located in the Calm belt where Sea Kings breed and so the sea around the island is full of Sea Kings, yet she jumped in to save Luffy despite this.
She was seen accompanying Boa Hancock on the Kuja pirate ship after the two year timeskip, indicating that she has become strong enough to become part of the crew, since only the strongest warriors are allowed on the ship.
As with most of the other Kuja warriors, Marguerite uses a snake that can morph into a bow to launch arrows at her target. She imbues Busoshoku Haki into the arrows to increase their destructive powers, being able to pierce through trees with ease.
While threatening Luffy to stay away from her, she held a dagger against him.
Like all the members of the Kuja tribe, Marguerite possesses Haki, a manifestation of willpower of sorts. She can channel Busoshoku Haki through her arrows, though she is unaware of its use in suppressing Devil Fruits. This puts her above most other characters seen in the series as Haki is not a widely used ability. After the timeskip, Marguerite has seemingly become a member of the Kuja pirate crew and thus she may have improved her abilities to use Haki.
Summit War SagaEdit
Amazon Lily ArcEdit
She is first seen finding Luffy, after he fell victim to a mushroom that began spreading all over his body. Believing him to be a woman, she and her friends from the Kuja tribe brought him home and helped him get rid of the mushrooms, until only "one" was left. After realizing it would not come off, Elder Nyon recognized Luffy as a man.
Marguerite is seen later when Luffy woke up, giving him new clothes similar to his old ones but with a flower motif stitched onto the shirt. When the Kuja threatened to kill Luffy, he attempted to flee but then remembered that the Vivre Card he needed to find Rayleigh was still in his old clothes. He then identified Marguerite as the one who gave him his new clothes and carried her into the jungle with him to ask for them back.
She gave his clothes back to him, and despite acting distrustful of him for kidnapping her, she was unable to contain her curiosity, and after he mentioned that he is a pirate she told him about the Kuja's leader, Pirate Empress Boa Hancock. Though curious about who Luffy was and experiencing Luffy's simple-minded thinking first hand, she soon returned to her mission and drew her bow on Luffy as he ran off.
After Luffy accidentally encountered Hancock and was sent to the arena to fight to the death, Marguerite stood up for Luffy and attempted to protect him, soon joined by Sweet Pea and Aphelandra. Uninterested in their pleas, Hancock used her powers and turned the trio into stone, which brought about Luffy's wrath.
Before engaging the sisters, Luffy put the petrified bodies aside, hoping to keep them intact long enough to find a way to return her to normal. Midway through the battle, Boa Sandersonia grabbed Marguerite with her tail, intending to smash her to punish Luffy, as Boa Marigold suggested that Luffy's death is not enough for Hancock. Luffy managed to use Haki in order to make Sandersonia stop, saving Marguerite.
After Luffy won the fight against the Boa sisters, he requested that Marguerite and her friends be returned to normal since he did not see it as fair that they should have to suffer just for saving him. She was revived alongside Sweet Pea and Aphelandra.
After noticing that Luffy was rather uncomfortable about being probed by the curious women of the Kuja, she escaped with him to Elder Nyon's house, thanking him on the way for keeping her petrified body safe during the arena fight. At Nyon's house, she made tea while Elder Nyon read the announcement of Ace's execution and heard Luffy's adamant determination to find him.
After Luffy convinced Boa Hancock to take the World Government's order and her pirate ship is ready for travel, Luffy personally thanked Marguerite and her friends for saving him, promising them he would return with his crew on the next visit, which they had no qualms over.
She is seen again with the other Kuja expressing joy that Luffy had returned. She told the other Kujas that they needed to welcome Luffy back properly when he recovered. She then happily stated that she would make more clothes without frills for Luffy.
Fishman Island SagaEdit
Return to Sabaody ArcEdit
Marguerite, now part of the Kuja Pirates, greeted Luffy on Rusukaina after his two years of training. She informed Luffy that the Kujas are ready to take him back to Sabaody Archipelago. After Luffy picked up his hat, the Kuja Pirates then departed from Rusukaina. After reaching somewhere nearby to Sabaody Archipelago, she wished Luffy good luck before he leaves the ship on a small boat.
As the Straw Hats' ship prepared to submerge, the Kuja Pirates aided them by holding back a Marine ship. Marguerite saw Luffy's crew and comments that "they look fun".
From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man ArcEdit
After the events at Dressrosa, Marguerite returned to Rusukaina and showed Luffy's new wanted poster to the beasts.
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
Marguerite is topless when washing Luffy in the river in the manga, but is clothed in the anime.
Her parting with Luffy at the end of the Amazon Lily Arc is considerably expanded when compared to the corresponding manga scene. Here, he describes his crew to her at length, and while the Kuja ship pulls away she thinks back to their time together on the island and is shown to be quite saddened at his departure, before calling out to Luffy asking if they will definitely get to meet his crew, to which he cheerfully affirms.
In the anime, Marguerite, and her fellow Kujas, Kikyo, Alphelandra, and Sweet Pea have a brief interaction with the Heart Pirates and provide them food while the men are treating a wounded Luffy. Marguerite briefly talks with Trafalgar Law, asking him about Luffy's condition.
Early One PieceEdit
Marguerite has been featured in the One Piece Styling Figures and in the One Piece Super Deformed Figures along with Boa Hancock. Marguerite also appears in the One Piece Nintendo DS game, Gigant Battle, where she is a support character along with Aphelandra and Sweet Pea.
- One Piece: Gigant Battle
- One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World
- One Piece: Burning Blood
- One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum
Translation and Dub IssuesEdit
In early translations "Marguerite" was often translated as "Margaret".
- She is named after the flower marguerite.
- In the 5th Japanese Fan Poll, Marguerite (along with One Piece author Eiichiro Oda) ranked as the 50th most popular character.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 One Piece Anime — Episode 408, Marguerite debuts.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 (p. 2-3) and Episode 517, Marguerite is shown as a member of the Kuja Pirates.
- ↑ One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 168), Her birthday is revealed.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 516 and Episode 410, Marguerite and Luffy talk.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 831.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 514 and Episode 408, Marguerite is shown topless in the manga, but clothed in the anime
- ↑ One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 355).