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Marguerite
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Japanese Name: マーガレット
Romanized Name: Māgaretto
English Name: Marguerite (Viz),
Margaret (FUNimation)
Debut: Chapter 514; Episode 408[1]
Affiliations: Kuja[1]; Kuja Pirates[2]
Occupations: Warrior[1], Pirate[2]
Birthday: April 9th[3]
Japanese VA: Masumi Asano

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.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Marguerite is a young Kuja woman with short, unruly blond hair, long slender legs, and a slim, curvaceous figure.[1]

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 striped legging similar to a stocking on her right leg, along with high-heeled boots.[1]

PersonalityEdit

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.[4]

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.

WeaponsEdit

Snake Bow
Marguerite drawing her Snake Bow.
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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.

HakiEdit

Main article: Haki

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.

HistoryEdit

Amazon Lily ArcEdit

She was 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 wakes up, giving him new clothes similar to his old ones but with a flower motif stitched onto the shirt. When the Kuja threaten to kill Luffy, he attempts to flee but then remembers that the Vivre Card he needs to find Rayleigh is still in his old clothes. He then identifies Marguerite as the one who gave him his new clothes and carries her into the jungle with him to ask for them back.

She gives his clothes back to him, and despite acting distrustful of him for kidnapping her, she is unable to contain her curiosity, and after he mentions that he is a pirate she tells him about the Kuja's leader, Pirate Empress Boa Hancock. Though curious about who Luffy is and experiencing Luffy's simple-minded thinking first hand, she soon returns to her mission and draws her bow on Luffy as he runs off.

Hancock Turns Kuja Into Stone
Aphelandra, Marguerite and Sweet Pea turned to stone by Boa Hancock.
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After Luffy accidentally encounters Hancock and is sent to the arena to fight to the death, Marguerite stands up for Luffy and attempts to protect him, soon joined by Sweet Pea and Aphelandra. Uninterested in their pleas, Hancock uses her powers and turns the trio into stone which brings about Luffy's wrath.

Before engaging the sisters, Luffy puts their petrified bodies aside, hoping to keep it intact long enough to find a way to return her to normal. Midway through the battle, Boa Sandersonia grabs Marguerite with her tail, intending to smash her to punish Luffy, as Boa Marigold suggests that Luffy's death is not enough for Hancock. Luffy manages to use Haki in order to make Sandersonia stop, saving Marguerite.

After Luffy wins 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. After Hancock offers him a choice to either leave the island or save the girls, Luffy chooses the latter. She is revived alongside Sweet Pea and Aphelandra.

Marguerite Thanks Luffy
Marguerite thanking Luffy.
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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 convinces Boa Hancock to take the World Government's order and her pirate ship is ready for travel, Luffy personally thanks Marguerite and her friends for saving him, promising them he will return with his crew on the next visit which they have no qualms over.

Post-War ArcEdit

She is seen again with the other Kuja expressing joy that Luffy had returned. She tells the other Kujas that they need to welcome Luffy back properly when he recovers. She then happily states that she will make more clothes without frills for Luffy.

Two Years LaterEdit

Kuja Pirates Pick Up Luffy
The Kuja Pirates picking up Luffy.
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Marguerite, now part of the Kuja pirate crew, greets Luffy on Rusukaina Island after his two years of training. She informs Luffy that the Kujas are ready to take him back to Sabaody Archipelago. After Luffy picks up his hat, the Kuja Pirates then depart from Rusukaina Island. After reaching somewhere close to Sabaody Archipelago, she wishes Luffy good luck before he leaves the ship on a small boat.

As the Straw Hats' ship prepares to submerge, the Kuja Pirates aid them by holding back a Marine ship. Marguerite sees Luffy's crew and comments that "they look fun".

Anime and Manga DifferenceEdit

Due to censorship, in the anime she retains her clothing when washing Luffy in the river as seen in Episode 408 as opposed to the manga.

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

Early Marguerite
Early concept of Marguerite from One Piece Green.
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One Piece Green: Secret Pieces revealed an early concept of Marguerite, who was intended to have a Zoan fruit, in her case a black cat model of the Neko Neko no Mi.[5]

MerchandiseEdit

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.

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

In early translations before much was unknown on the Kuja's naming scheme, "Marguerite" was often translated as "Margaret".

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 514 and Episode 408, Marguerite debuts.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, Marguerite is shown as a member of the Kuja Pirates.
  3. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 168), Her birthday is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 516 and Episode 410, Marguerite and Luffy talk.
  5. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 355).

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