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The Marines are the World Government's military sea force, tasked with law enforcement, international security and military operations. The Marines are one of the three great powers, alongside the Shichibukai and the Yonko.

They are present in all the seas around the world, as evidenced by their branch offices. The focus of their assets is on the far more dangerous Grand Line.

In the aftermath of the Battle of Marineford, the base of operations for Marine Headquarters has since been relocated to the New World.[1]

DutiesEdit

The duty of the Marines is to maintain a law and order throughout the world and impose the will and might of the World Government. They are therefore considered the key strategic development force in the World Government and are expected to obey its orders at will. Sometimes these orders are questionable, however they are expected to carry them out regardless of opinion. Amongst their duties is awarding bounty hunters the bounties on the heads of a criminal. They tolerate bounty hunters as a method of making their job easier but are known to go out bounty hunting themselves. Apprehended criminals who are brought in alive are handed over to be made an example of, the Marines are left to ensuring the exportation of these criminals to prison and/or to their execution.

Marines often work in pairs with one superior officer and a second in command or a subordinate who is of a lower rank.[2] These partnerships may remain even during promotions with both pairs advancing in rank together.[3] In the pair, the higher ranked officer will give the orders to those under their command, while the other acts as an adviser or information gatherer while ensuring their partner's command is undertaken by the men.

Higher ranked Marines (admirals and the fleet admiral) are expected to be on call to lead the Marine forces into war. This may take form of apprehending many criminals at once, protecting the World Nobles or calling a Buster Call to tackle a situation. Vice admirals are the ones who serve on the ships that the admirals call out and are tasked with carrying out the admirals orders exactly.

The main purpose of the Marines remain footed in the idea of bringing justice to any criminal. They use justice as their constituted policy to manage a world that is made entirely of one ocean much easier. However, the main problem within the Marines is the approach to Justice. They are generally divided between those who support Moral Justice and those who support Absolute Justice with the latter being the code of conduct for the Marines as a central doctrine. Nevertheless, there is little worry from the higher ranked Marines as to how the Justice is carried out so long as it is, leading those who truly support absolute justice to make questionable actions in carrying out their duties.

The Marines are also aided by the Shichibukai in terms of maintaining the "Three Great Powers", and as such, are expected to cooperate when necessary. Despite this, several Marines, such as Aokiji, Akainu, Smoker, Sengoku, Kizaru, and Fujitora think of the Shichibukai as no more than pirates. In turn, the Shichibukai have no obligations to obey the Marines unless under the direct orders of the World Government itself.

One of the most questionable parts of their "Justice" is when it comes to slavery. Despite the practice supposedly being abolished years before, it is often shown that they just look the other way. Especially when it comes to the World Nobles' slaves, where it is even seen as a crime to free said slaves even if the person is merely a child. Often they are tasked to find and retrieve the person to be a slave once again.

The New AgeEdit

Thanks to Blackbeard and the death of Whitebeard, a new age has begun upon the world and the "Age of Pirates" that Roger established has ended. Thus, began a new time for Marines as well. With the greatest Marines, Sengoku and Garp resigning, a power vacuum for the position of fleet admiral occurred. Despite Sengoku's recommendation for Aokiji to take his position, the other higher echelons wanted Akainu to become fleet admiral. The two admirals commenced a ten day battle on the Punk Hazard island while the details of the battle were agreed to be kept secret. Akainu managed to win and therefore became the new leader of the Marines. However, after the battle, Akainu kept his rival alive. Aokiji, disliking Akainu and his methods, and not wanting to serve under him, resigned from the Marines and disappeared. To compensate the loss of much military powers, the World Government granted the Marines unprecedented power, and with Sakazuki, as the new fleet admiral, the organization has become an overall much more powerful organization of justice ever since.

Rank SystemEdit

Main article: Marine Ranks

The system of military rank in place for the Marines is fairly straightforward, where each rank is clearly delineated.[4]

Officers and recruits present at Marine Headquarters are considered "Super-elites". All ranks present from "Lieutenant" above are usually trained here, exceptions being those in command of other Marine bases which includes Axe-Hand Morgan and Nezumi.[5]

Rank InsigniaEdit

The Marines do not have a system of rank insignia per se. There is significant variation in the kind of uniform worn by officers, with many opting to wear a variety of dress showcasing their own eccentric style. Marines are also allowed to wield whatever weapon they are most comfortable with, no matter how unusual it is. They are even free to fight bare-handed. However, as a general rule set down by the author, uniform guidelines are as follows:[6]

  • Upon first entering the Marines, new recruits are given the standard uniform, consisting of a white short-sleeved shirt emblazoned with the Marine emblem, a simplified seagull with "MARINE" underneath it, on the back; a blue neckerchief; dark blue trousers; and a baseball cap with "MARINE" across the front. All officers at the rank of Seaman (一等兵 Ittōhei?) and below wear this. The quasi-rank of "Zatsuyō" (雑用 Zatsuyō?) adds the kanji 雑 Zatsu ("various" or "odds and ends") to the sleeves, and to the Marine emblem on the back.
  • Once an officer has reached the rank of Petty Officer (伍長 Gochō?), he or she can choose from a number of different uniforms, including his or her personal clothes. Only those who really want to appear "sailor-like" will stay with a more traditional uniform. This uniform is generally the standard sailor outfit with red and blue epaulettes.
  • Sailors at the rank of Ensign (少尉 Shōi?) and above are allowed to wear the coat with "Justice" (正義 Seigi?) on the back. This coat tends to be worn like a cape, draped over the shoulders with the arms not in the sleeves. It should be noted that the sleeves of these coats are often much longer than the wearers' arms.
  • For the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (少佐 Shōsa?) and above, a suit worn underneath the "Justice" coat is the preferred attire.

There are, of course, exceptions: Jango and Fullbody wear their own clothes with the "MARINE" hat, despite holding the rank of "Seaman Recruit" (三等兵 Santōhei?). This may have something to do with the exceptional circumstances by which both of these men were brought into their present situation, the lenience on the part of their Captain, Hina, or just the fact that the rule is not strictly enforced. Also, G-5 low-rank subordinates do not wear the full uniform due to their disregard of the rules, to the point of wearing slacks and a bucket for a hat.

Commissioned Marine OfficersEdit

Marines One day

The Marine Elites before the timeskip.

Infantry and Sailor DivisionEdit

Special RanksEdit

Military PowersEdit

Although the exact total number of Marines is unknown, it is without a doubt to stand as the mightiest military power in the world of One Piece. The last time there was an assembly of a massive force was during Ace's Execution. The number reported to have assembled was around 100,000 strong foot soldiers, accompanied by 50 Naval Warships, they are protected by their Headquarters Marineford which is one of the strongest Marine Fortresses in the Grand Line, with numerous defense mechanisms, artillery in almost every direction. There are not only humans but Giants as well, later joined were the Mechanized Pacifista as well. They are also aided by most of the dreaded Shichibukai. Then there are the powerhouses the Admirals, then there came numerous Marine officers who are not only strong and effective, but have made their names known and remembered. Then last but not least, possibly the strongest Marines to have lived, Former Fleet Admiral Sengoku and Former Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp.

It is a force formed all for the sake of defending the ensuring the continuity of enforcing the might of Justice. With the battle against Whitebeard's forces that came to a close, they are victorious, although many have perished as a result. However that did not stop the unending march of the Marines, they have spent most of their time rebuilding their damaged forces. With Whitebeard's final proclamation and new military staff reassignment with Admiral Akainu becoming Fleet Admiral, the Marines have doubled their efforts into cracking down on the new surge of pirates, especially in the New World.

With the way things are progressing, it is most likely that another war will start and the Marines might have to conjure an even greater force to combat what is to come.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

Exactly how long the Marines have been around for is unknown, so is how they were created; however, it has been commented that Marineford has been their "stronghold/watchpost of justice" for centuries, implying that they have existed for quite a while.[7]

The oldest known date of their existence is fifty-two years before the current storyline, when Oimo and Kashi were captured by the Marines and tricked into guarding Enies Lobby, hoping to free Dorry and Brogy, whom they thought had been arrested. This is around the time in which Brook received his bounty, another proof of the existence of the Marines fifty years ago.

Twenty-seven years before the current storyline, a platoon of Marines led by Garp and Sengoku are sent to stop the war between Roger and Shiki.

Twenty-four years before the current storyline, Garp was known as the legendary Marine who cornered Gol D. Roger many times. A week before Roger's execution, Shiki caused an uproar when he decided to assault Marineford all by himself. However, he was defeated by the hands of both Garp and Sengoku and was imprisoned in Impel Down for the next two years before his escape. After Roger's execution, the Marines and the Marine judges went to Water 7 to judge and later executed Tom for supporting him in his pirate ventures by constructing Roger's ship, the Oro Jackson.

Twenty-two years before the current storyline, a platoon of Marines, including five vice admirals, were sent to Ohara to execute a Buster Call regarding the research of lost history and annihilated the island. Three of the most notable vice admirals who took part included future admirals Kuzan and Sakazuki, as well as Jaguar D. Saul, who sacrificed his life to protect Nico Robin.

Romance Dawn ArcEdit

Luffy vs. Morgan

Luffy confronts Captain Morgan.

The Marines stationed under Captain Morgan at Shells Town imprisoned Roronoa Zoro after he attacked Morgan's son Helmeppo; they planned to execute him later. Days afterward, they worked to erect a statue of Morgan, but the statue was broken when Monkey D. Luffy came flying in. Luffy captured Helmeppo and went to free Zoro as the Marines chased after him. Luffy blocked their bullets as Zoro was freed, and the two battled the Marines, defeating Morgan in the process.

Later, Luffy staged a fight in order to distance himself from Coby so that the latter could join the Marines. The Marines took Coby in and ordered the Straw Hats to leave, but thanked them for defeating their abusive captain.

Diary of Coby-MeppoEdit

Coby and Helmeppo joined the Marines as cabin boys. One day, they served on a ship captained by Vice Admiral Garp that was taking the captive Morgan to face trial. However, Morgan escaped and brought his son with him as a hostage. Coby managed to prevent the Marines from killing Helmeppo with Morgan, and Helmeppo freed himself and returned as Morgan sailed away at large.

Baratie ArcEdit

The Marine Fullbody came to Baratie to eat, but got in a fight with the chefs and was left badly beaten.

Arlong Park ArcEdit

Commodore Pudding Pudding attempted to free the people of Cocoyasi Village from their captivity to the fishman Arlong, but was killed by Arlong and his crew.

Captain Nezumi took bribes from Arlong to prevent Marine investigation. After Arlong was defeated, Nezumi attempted to take the credit and Arlong's money, but was beaten up by the Straw Hat Pirates. Enraged, he ensured that Luffy was given a bounty of Beli30,000,000.

Loguetown ArcEdit

Dragon Saves Luffy from Smoker

The mysterious Dragon saves Luffy from Captain Smoker.

Captain Smoker was stationed on Loguetown, where he successfully captured all pirates stepping foot in there. His petty officer Tashigi encountered Zoro while shopping for swords. Later, as the Buggy and Alvida Alliance failed to publicly execute Luffy, Smoker and his men raced to capture the pirates. Smoker trapped the Buggy Pirates and succeeded in chasing and pinning down Luffy. Meanwhile, Tashigi angrily confronted Zoro, but was quickly defeated by him. Smoker was forced to free Luffy when a man named Dragon suddenly arrived, and the Straw Hats were able to escape Loguetown.

Alabasta SagaEdit

Jango's Dance ParadiseEdit

Fullbody participated in a dance contest at Mirrorball Island, but lost to the disguised pirate Jango. Not knowing who he was, Fullbody struck up a quick friendship with Jango. Yurikah and the Tulip Pirates then attacked, managing to overpower Fullbody. Jango worked with Fullbody to defeat them, although he revealed his identity in the process. Jango was tried and set to be executed, but Fullbody bailed him out at the cost of a demotion. Jango then joined Fullbody as a cabin boy on Hina's ship.

Drum Island ArcEdit

Smoker captured the Baroque Works agent Mr. 11 in order to find out more information about the organization. When Mr. 11 blew his cover, he was shot by one of his fellow agents.

Alabasta ArcEdit

Smoker decides to let Luffy and his crew escape

Smoker spares Luffy on Alabasta.

Smoker confronted Luffy again on the coast of Alabasta, but was stopped by Luffy's brother Ace, and the two fought to a stalemate.

Smoker later confronted the Straw Hats again at Rainbase, but they were led into Crocodile's seastone cage. They were eventually freed by Sanji, and Smoker decided to not arrest Luffy.

Smoker and his men apprehended Crocodile upon his defeat. He later heard that he was the one to receive credit for Crocodile's defeat, to his anger.

When the Straw Hats set off from Alabasta, they were confronted by Hina and her troops. However, Mr. 2 Bon Kurei arrived and held off the Marines long enough for the pirates to escape.

Water 7 SagaEdit

Long Ring Long Land ArcEdit

The Straw Hat Pirates encountered Marine Admiral Aokiji, who taunted them about Nico Robin and her checkered past. An angered Luffy attacked him, but Aokiji froze him and Robin solid before heading out, deciding not to harm anyone further.

Enies Lobby ArcEdit

Hundreds of Marines stationed on the island fought when the Straw Hat Pirates and the Franky Family invaded Enies Lobby, but they were routed.

When Spandam accidentally ordered a Buster Call, many large Marine ships came to destroy the island. Despite Spandam's pleas, they were unable to prevent the Straw Hats from escaping.

Post-Enies Lobby ArcEdit

Monkey D. Garp and his men came to Water 7 in order for Garp to speak to his grandson Luffy. Coby and Helmeppo also came and reunited with Luffy and Zoro.

During a celebration on Enies Lobby, Aokiji secretly confronted Robin about his involvement in the destruction of Ohara.

As the Straw Hats prepared to leave Enies Lobby, Garp returned under orders to capture them, but the pirates managed to escape.

Summit War SagaEdit

Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit

Kizaru Asks Pirates

Admiral Kizaru arrives at Sabaody Archipelago.

When Luffy punched a World Noble, Marine Admiral Kizaru was called to eliminate him. Kizaru and his troops routed the pirates on the archipelago, with the Straw Hats disappearing after confronting the Shichibukai Bartholomew Kuma.

Amazon Lily ArcEdit

Vice Admiral Momonga came to Amazon Lily in order to give the Shichibukai Boa Hancock her mandatory summons to participate in the upcoming Battle of Marineford. She refused, turning his men to stone. However, she later relented and freed his men in order to bring Luffy to Impel Down.

Marineford ArcEdit

Main article: Battle of Marineford
Battle of Marineford Infobox

War rages between the Marines and the Whitebeard Pirates.

After Marshall D. Teach had captured the second division commander of the Whitebeard Pirates, Portgas D. Ace to become a Shichibukai, with Ace's execution being announced, the Marines were preparing to have an all-out war against the Whitebeard Pirates,[8] which took place at Marineford.[9] Alongside the Whitebeard Pirates came Monkey D. Luffy and a motley crew of Impel Down breakout convicts,[10] and the battle had escalated to its final phase after an hour and a half.

Upon Ace and Whitebeard's deaths, Shanks arrived to stop the war, and Sengoku agreed with him.[11] With that, the world who despises pirates celebrated the Marines for their victory.[12] However, Sengoku then finds out that several Level 6 prisoners from Impel Down escaped thanks to Blackbeard, and is even more furious when the World Government declares the second mass escape must be suppressed from the general public.[13]

Post-War ArcEdit

Shortly after the end of the war, Sengoku resigned from his position as fleet admiral, three weeks after Garp did.[14]

TimeskipEdit

The position of fleet admiral was replaced after a great ten day battle between Aokiji and Akainu at some point between the two years, following the war. The victor was Sakazuki, who became the new fleet admiral, and though Kuzan was alive, he refused to work under Akainu and thus left the Marines. Aokiji's resignation was a great loss to the Marines although they have become much stronger under the command of their new fleet admiral.[15]

Sometime during the timeskip, a new admiral known as Ryokugyu was appointed. The Marines also held a World Military Draft (世界徴兵 Sekai Chōhei?), through which Fujitora received a special appointment to the rank of admiral. [16]

Fishman Island SagaEdit

Return to Sabaody ArcEdit

Marines came to Sabaody Archipelago in order to arrest Brook of the Straw Hat Pirates, but ended up becoming involved with the Impostor Straw Hat Pirates. While the impostors were easily defeated, the real Straw Hat Pirates arrived, routing the Marines and heading to the New World.

Dressrosa SagaEdit

Punk Hazard ArcEdit

Law Lifts G-5 Warship

Law attacks the G-5 Marines.

Now stationed at G-5, Smoker found out that the Straw Hat Pirates had entered the New World, following them to the forbidden island Punk Hazard. Smoker then encountered the Shichibukai Trafalgar Law, who defeated him, took his heart, and switched him with Tashigi. The Marines then attempted to invade Caesar Clown's lab, having found out about him experimenting on abducted children. However, they encountered and battled the Straw Hats, and Caesar arrived and easily defeated them, putting Smoker and Tashigi in a cage with the Straw Hats and Law.

G-5 Sacrifice

G-5 soliders are engulfed by Shinokuni.

Caesar put the cage outside for them to be poisoned by his gas, but they escaped and reentered the facility to stage a counterattack. Smoker confronted Vice Admiral Vergo, who was actually a spy for the Donquixote Pirates, but was defeated. Meanwhile, the G-5 Marines worked to liberate the captive children while running from the gas, and with help from Zoro Tashigi managed to defeat Caesar's underling Monet. During the frenzy, many G-5 Marines became encased by the gas Shinokuni as they sacrificed themselves to help Tashigi and others.

Doflamingo's Haoshoku Haki

Doflamingo knocks out G-5 with Haoshoku Haki.

With Caesar being defeated by Luffy and Vergo being defeated by Law, the Marines and the Straw Hats managed to escape from the facility with the children before the gas reached them. They then celebrated, though halfheartedly attempted to separate themselves from the pirates. However, they were saddened when the Straw Hats and Law left.

Later, Donquixote Doflamingo came to the island in search of Caesar, routing the Marines and brutally beating Smoker. However, he was stopped by Kuzan, and decided to leave.

Dressrosa ArcEdit

Fujitora Floating a Battleship

Admiral Fujitora sends a battlship flying at the Straw Hats.

Having received the news of Luffy's and Law's alliance, Fleet Admiral Sakazuki sent Admiral Fujitora to deal with them on Dressrosa. Marines were stationed on Dressrosa at the Corrida Colosseum, waiting to arrest the multitudes of criminals inside. Vice Admiral Maynard attempted to enter as a contestant in order to take out criminals, but was beaten by the pirate Bartolomeo. When Doflamingo went back on a deal he made in order to ambush Law, Fujitora accompanied him, and together the two managed to defeat Law. Law managed to escape and rendezvous quickly with some of the Straw Hats on the Thousand Sunny. Fujitora attempted to attack them by flying a Marine battleship towards them, but the ship was damaged by Law and Fujitora decided to turn back. When Doflamingo defeated Law again, Fujitora returned to assist him, easily dealing with Zoro as he and Doflamingo took Law away.

Fujitora accompanied Doflamingo to his palace, where he revealed his intentions to destroy the Shichibukai system, creating some friction between him and Doflamingo. Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Bastille led a convoy of Marines to assist the Donquixote Pirate Senor Pink against the Straw Hat Pirate Franky. Together, they managed to defeat Franky.

When the toys on Dressrosa became humans again, chaos erupted in Dressrosa, and Doflamingo took back control by trapping everyone with a giant cage. Doflamingo used the Birdcage to take control of some Marines and cause them to attack others indiscriminately. As this happened, Fujitora went to confront Luffy, Law, and Zoro, but their battle was interrupted when the Donquixote Pirate Pica attacked.

Sabo Confronts the Marines

Sabo confronts the Marines.

The Revolutionary Sabo then arrived, defeating Bastille before battling Fujitora. Fujitora eventually left their battle to tell the former king Riku Dold III that he would be betting everything on the Straw Hats to win against Doflamingo. He and the Marines, in the meantime, worked to control the chaos inside the Birdcage. When Doflamingo began constricting the Birdcage, Fujitora and his soldiers eventually assisted the Straw Hats and their allies in trying to stop it until Doflamingo was defeated.

Fujitora Kneels Before Riku

The Marines lie prostrate to Riku in apology.

When Doflamingo was defeated, the Marines arrested him and most of his crew. Maynard then broadcasted the destruction to neighboring islands, and Fujitora lay prostrate before Riku in apology for the Marines allowing this to happen. On Mariejois, Sakazuki angrily confronted the Gorosei over Doflamingo's earlier deception, but found out about Doflamingo's defeat in the midst of this. He became angry at Fujitora and ordered him to capture Luffy and Law, or else he could never enter another Marine base. Fujitora agreed to do so, but only if his die said it was right. For two days, it did not.

Luffy Punches Fujitora

Luffy attacks Fujitora.

On the third day, Sengoku and Tsuru arrived on Dressrosa to assist in transporting Doflamingo. The dwarf Mansherry came to the Marine camp and asked for blood donations so that she could heal injured people, and the Marines easily agreed. Tsuru rolled Fujitora's die, and this time it did not land on a one. Fujitora led his platoons to capture the Straw Hats and their allies, who attempted to escape the island. Due to donating blood, many of the Marines were too weak to fight, and their weapons were also stolen by dwarves. Fujitora confronted the pirates himself and prepared to crush them with a giant mass of rubble. Luffy attacked Fujitora, and was overpowered by the admiral, but the pirates took the opportunity to rush to the port. Fujitora prepared to crush them, but the citizens of Dressrosa rushed in, saying they would take out the pirates themselves, although they were really trying to protect the Straw Hats. Not willing to harm citizens, Fujitora dropped the rubble on some enemy ships that were attacking the Straw Hats and their allies.

The Marines then departed Dressrosa with Doflamingo in tow. However, they were attacked by Jack of the Beasts Pirates who sought to rescue Doflamingo. They defeated Jack and continued on.

Marine MembersEdit

See also the associated category: Marines.
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Marines
Fleet Admiral
Sakazuki (Akainu)
Kizaru (Borsalino) Fujitora (Issho) Ryokugyu
Tsuru John Giant Comil Momonga Onigumo
Doberman Strawberry Yamakaji Lacroix Ronse
Stainless Mozambia Cancer Dalmatian Bastille
Smoker Maynard
Rear Admirals
Kadar Sicily Catacombo Hina
Commodores
Daigin Yarisugi Brannew
T-Bone Very Good Shu Sharinguru Gorilla
Tashigi Coby Nezumi
Commanders, Lieutenant Commanders
Commander Ripper Lt. Commander Helmeppo
Lieutenants, Lieutenant Junior Grades, Ensigns
Lieutenant Junior Grade Stalker Lieutenant Junior Grade Rokkaku Ensign Makko
Other High Ranking Marines
Science Captain Sentomaru Bogard * Glove  Kibin  Candre *
General Inspector Sengoku Instructor
Monkey D. Garp
Head Scientist
Dr. Vegapunk
Giant Squad
Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers
Chief Petty Officer Shine Chief Petty Officer Mashikaku Chief Petty Officer Asahija
Seamen
Seaman First Class Lines Seaman Recruit Fullbody Seaman Recruit Jango Seaman Recruit Ukkari
Others
Pacifista Bakezo Pike Jero Gal
Photography Captain Attach Dr. Fishbonen Chef Kyuji Chef Koda Waitress Rika
Marine Headquarters Court
Former Marines
Fleet Admiral Kong  Admiral Aokiji (Kuzan)   Vice Admiral Jaguar D. Saul   Vice Admiral Vergo   Rear Admiral
X Drake 
Commodore Pudding Pudding  Captain Morgan  Commander Donquixote Rosinante  Bell-mère   Diez Barrels  
Scientist
Caesar Clown 
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Marines with Known Ranks
Vice Admiral Jonathan Vice Admiral Momousagi Vice Admiral Chaton Vice Admiral Komei Rear Admiral Yukimura
Commodore Bilić Captain Moore Captain Trap Commander Governor Commander Shepherd
Lieutenant Commander Hardy Lieutenant Commander Rapanui Pasqua Lieutenant Commander Drake Hot Wind Marines Dr. Kobato
Shipwright Mekao Head Chef Jessica Chef Shinpachi Chef Billy Chef Tom
Chef-in-training Tajio Dishwashers Marley Brothers
Marines with Unknown Ranks
Nelson Royale LeMay Isoka Akibi Rongo
Pukau Lego Saga Toma Bismarck
Boo Kong Regis Dojaku Kansho
Former Non-Canon Marines
Admiral Zephyr   Commodore Shuzo  Lieutenant Commander Randolph  Ensign Daddy Masterson  Chief Petty Officer Minchey 
Gasparde  Jim  Ryudo  Ain  Binz 

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Early One PieceEdit

According to One Piece Green: Secret Pieces, the Marines' original theme was supposed to be sort of Mafia-like. In the first version, Marines were supposed to wear black suits instead of Marine coats and every member was planned to have a hard, scary look on their faces. Also, some minor Marine characters, like John Giant and Brannew, were already planned out from the beginning of the series.

Translation and Dub IssuesEdit

Although the literal Roman characters "Marine" are displayed prominently throughout the manga on the hats and uniforms of officers and at military installations, the Japanese word that is used is "海軍" (かいぐん) "kaigun", which translates most closely to "Navy".

One of the reasons that Navy is the traditional English translation of the word "Kaigun" is because the close association that the Imperial Japanese Navy had with the British to the extent that bridge commands in the INS were even issued in English until shortly before WWII. As a result, Viz as well as 4Kids decided to translate it as "Navy". While Viz alters the various "kaigun" kanji to read Navy in English while leaving the word Marine alone on various equipment and personnel, 4Kids, on the other hand, took a different approach. 4Kids opted to erase kanji and to change all instances where the word "Marine" appears in the artwork to read "Navy". Conversely, FUNimation appears to take more of a middle ground. They appear to translate all of the Kanji literally as "Navy", as well as occasionally referring to the whole organization as the "Navy" while more often referring to the smaller groups and the grunts chasing them as the "Marines". Seemingly by the logic that the group as a whole are the "Navy" and the individual soldiers are "Naval-Marines".

In English, to call the Navy the "Marines" or the "Marine Corps" can be considered a mistake, because Marines (in the English sense of the word)  make up only a portion of the Navy's forces. For example, in the United States of American Military the word "Marine" is used to describe any member of a Marine Corps while a strictly seafaring force is called a Navy. Evidence from the series (specifically, the author's frequent use of vocabulary from a variety of mainland European languages) suggests that the use of "Marine" in the Navy's emblem may come from French or German. In both languages, "Marine" has the same meaning as the English word "Navy".

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 (p. 10) and Episode 517, a bartender tells Nami that the new fleet admiral moved Marine Headquarters to the New World.
  2. Smoker and Tashigi, Garp and Bogard, Kizaru and Sentomaru, Helmeppo and Coby.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 212 and Episode 127, Smoker and Tashigi promoted together.
  4. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 8, the Marine ranking system explained.
  5. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 29, the difference between those present at the Marine Headquarters.
  6. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 24, the Marine uniform explained.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 578 (p. 3) and Episode 487, An unnamed Marine Officer comments on the age of the Marine Headquarters tower in disbelief at the destruction laid to it by Blackbeard.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 (p. 20) and Episode 395, X Drake reads aloud for his crewmates what's written in the newspapaer following the announcement of Ace's public execution.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 56 Chapter 550 (p. 4-12) and Episode 459, All Marines prepare themselves for Ace's execution.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 57 Chapter 556 (p. 16-17) and Episode 465, Luffy arrives in the Battle of Marineford alongside Impel Down breakout convicts.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapters 579580 and Episodes 488489, Shanks arrives to end the war and Sengoku agrees with this.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 2 and 10-11) and Episode 490, Both citizens of the Blue Sea and G-3 Marines celebrate the Marines' victory + Whitebeard's death.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 581 (p. 14-16) and Episode 490, Sengolu learns from Brannew of Magellan's condition and another breakout from Impel Down, but this time led by Blackbeard.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 4) and Episode 512, Sengoku leaves his Fleet Admiral post.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 650 (p. 4-6) and Episode 570, Jinbe recounts how the Marines changed during the timeskip to Luffy.
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 713 (p. 3) and Episode 643, Doflamingo reveals the two new Admirals.

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Marines
Marine Officers: Sakazuki  •  Borsalino  •  Issho  •  Ryokugyu  •  Sengoku  •  Monkey D. Garp  •  Tsuru  •  John Giant  •  Comil  •  Momonga  •  Onigumo  •  Doberman  •  Strawberry  •  Yamakaji  •  Lacroix  •  Ronse  •  Dalmatian  •  Stainless  •  Mozambia  •  Cancer  •  Bastille  •  Smoker  •  Maynard  •  Sicily  •  Catacombo  •  Kadar  •  Hina  •  Daigin  •  Yarisugi  •  Brannew  •  Pudding Pudding   •  Kibin  •  T-Bone  •  Very Good  •  Shu  •  Sharinguru  •  Gorilla  •  Tashigi  •  Coby  •  Nezumi  •  Donquixote Rosinante   •  Ripper  •  Helmeppo  •  Glove  •  Stalker  •  Rokkaku  •  Makko  •  Bogard  •  Candre  •  Sentomaru  •  Giant Squad
Subordinates and Others: Vegapunk  •  Shine  •  Mashikaku  •  Asahija  •  Fullbody  •  Jango  •  Lines  •  Ukkari  •  Bakezo  •  Pike  •  Jero  •  Gal  •  Judges  •  Attach  •  Kyuji  •  Koda  •  Fishbonen
Non-Canon: Jonathan  •  Momousagi  •  Chaton  •  Komei  •  Yukimura  •  Bilić  •  Nelson Royale  •  Moore  •  Trap  •  Governor  •  Shepherd  •  Hardy  •  Rapanui Pasqua  •  Drake  •  Isoka  •  Pukau  •  Akibi  •  Rongo  •  Lego  •  Jim   •  Regis  •  Hot Wind Marines  •  Saga  •  Toma  •  Bismarck  •  Boo Kong  •  Jessica  •  Shinpachi  •  Billy  •  Tom  •  Marley Brothers  •  Tajio  •  Kobato  •  Mekao  •  LeMay  •  Ryudo   •  Dojaku  •  Kansho
Former Marines
Canon: Kong   •  Kuzan   •  Jaguar D. Saul   •  Vergo   •  X Drake   •  Morgan   •  Bell-mère   •  Diez Barrels   •  Caesar Clown 
Non-Canon: Zephyr   •  Shuzo   •  Randolph   •  Daddy Masterson   •  Minchey   •  Gasparde   •  Ain   •  Binz 
Transportation
Ship(s): Marine Ships  •  Alexandra  •  Stan Malay  •  Pine Peak  •  Salamander
Vehicles: Billower Bike  •  Ao Chari
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Moku Moku no Mi  •  Ori Ori no Mi  •  Hie Hie no Mi  •  Beri Beri no Mi  •  Sabi Sabi no Mi  •  Shari Shari no Mi  •  Pika Pika no Mi  •  Magu Magu no Mi  •  Woshu Woshu no Mi  •  Hito Hito no Mi, Model: Daibutsu  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Nagi Nagi no Mi  •  Ame Ame no Mi   •  Modo Modo no Mi   •  Mosa Mosa no Mi 
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Rokushiki
Weapon Based: Shigure  •  Kashu  •  Yamaoroshi  •  Nanashaku Jitte  •  Same-kiri Bocho  •  Buster Call  •  Pacifista  •  Eagle Launcher  •  Dyna Stone
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Marine Bases: Base of Marine Headquarters  •  Marineford  •  G-1  •  G-2  •  G-3  •  G-5  •  G-8  •  8th Branch  •  16th Branch  •  77th Branch  •  80th Branch  •  153rd Branch  •  Hand Island  •  Firs Island  •  Nebulandia
Story Arcs: Romance Dawn Arc  •  Baratie Arc  •  Arlong Park Arc  •  Loguetown Arc  •  Little Garden Arc  •  Alabasta Arc  •  Jaya Arc  •  Long Ring Long Land Arc  •  Water 7 Arc  •  Enies Lobby Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Thriller Bark Arc  •  Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Amazon Lily Arc  •  Impel Down Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Totland Arc
Mini-Series: Diary of Coby-Meppo  •  Jango's Dance Paradise  •  Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah  •  Ace's Great Blackbeard Search  •  Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works"  •  CP9's Independent Report  •  Straw Hat's Separation Serial
Other: World Government  •  Marine Ranks (Admiral, Vice Admiral, Captain)  •  Justice  •  Bounties  •  Kairoseki  •  Battle of Marineford  •  Ox Bell  •  Ocean Guide  •  Fleet
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World Government
Leaders: Gorosei  •  Kong  •  Reverie
Founders: Donquixote Family  •  Nefeltari Family
World Nobles: Roswald  •  Shalulia  •  Charloss  •  Jalmack  •  Mjosgard  •  Saru  •  Donquixote Homing   •  Donquixote Doflamingo   •  Donquixote Rosinante 
Associated Groups: Marines  •  Shichibukai  •  Cipher Pol (0  •  5  •  6  •  7  •  9)  •  Police  •  Jailer Beasts  •  Nobles
Significant Locations: Gates of Justice  •  Mariejois  •  Enies Lobby   •  Impel Down  •  Marine Headquarters  •  Marineford
Government Employees
Cipher Pol Agents: Spandam  •  Funkfreed  •  Rob Lucci  •  Hattori  •  Kaku *  •  Jabra *  •  Blueno *  •  Kumadori *  •  Fukuro *  •  Kalifa *  •  Nero   •  Spandine   •  Laskey   •  Wanze *  •  Jerry *
Enies Lobby Staff: Baskerville  •  Watchdog Unit of the Law  •  Just Eleven Jurymen  •  Oimo   •  Kashi   •  Gatherine  •  Jorge
Impel Down Staff: Hannyabal  •  Magellan  •  Domino  •  Sadi-chan  •  Saldeath  •  Shiliew   •  Bazooka Unit  •  Minotaurus  •  Minorhinoceros  •  Minokoala  •  Minozebra  •  Minochihuahua  •  Blue Gorillas  •  Puzzle Scorpions  •  Manticores  •  Basilisk  •  Sphinx  •  Wolf Unit
Other Agents: Corgi
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Doa Doa no Mi  •  Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard  •  Zou Zou no Mi  •  Inu Inu no Mi, Model: Wolf  •  Ushi Ushi no Mi, Model: Giraffe  •  Awa Awa no Mi  •  Doku Doku no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Rokushiki  •  Ramen Kenpo  •  Life Return  •  Yontoryu  •  Doriki  •  Haki
Weapon Based: Shikomizue  •  Kessui  •  Nodachi
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Loguetown Arc  •  Drum Island Arc  •  Alabasta Arc  •  Jaya Arc  •  Long Ring Long Land Arc  •  Water 7 Arc  •  Enies Lobby Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Thriller Bark Arc  •  Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Impel Down Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Totland Arc
Mini-Series: CP9's Independent Report
Others: Bounties  •  Banaro Incident  •  Battle of Marineford  •  Justice
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Will of the D.
Monkey Family: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Monkey D. Dragon  •  Monkey D. Garp
Gol Family: Gol D. Roger  •  Portgas D. Ace  •  Portgas D. Rouge
Other Carriers: Marshall D. Teach  •  Jaguar D. Saul  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Mera Mera no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki
Swords: Kikoku
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Organizations: Straw Hat Pirates  •  Whitebeard Pirates  •  Revolutionary Army  •  Marines  •  Roger Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates  •  Spade Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Donquixote Pirates
Others: Grand Line Times
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Gasparde Pirates
Members: Gasparde  •  Needless  •  Biera  •  Shuraiya Bascùd  •  Anaguma
Ships: Salamander
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Ame Ame no Mi
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Movie: Dead End Adventure
Misc.: Marines
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Neo Marines
Members: Zephyr  •  Ain  •  Binz  •  Shuzo
Ships: White Tiger
Abilities
Devil Fruit based: Modo Modo no Mi  •  Mosa Mosa no Mi
Weapon based: Dyna Stone  •  Battle Smasher  •  Shiro Kuma  •  Alpacacino
Fighting Style based: Haki  •  Rokushiki
Related Articles
Movie and Other media: One Piece Film Z  •  Z's Ambition Arc
Locations: New World  •  Endpoints  •  Firs Island  •  Secon Island  •  Piriodo
Others: Grand Reboot  •  Marines (Admiral)  •  Cyborgs  •  Kairoseki  •  Ocean Guide
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Pumpkin Pirates
Members: Rapanui Pasqua  •  Isoka  •  Henzo  •  Pukau  •  Akibi  •  Rongo
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Ruluka Island Arc
Locations: Ruluka Island  •  Rainbow Mist
Others: Marines  •  Wetton Pirates
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Underworld
Brokers: Donquixote Doflamingo   •  Tamago  •  Pekoms
Purchasers: Crocodile   •  Franky   •  World Nobles  •  Kaido  •  Breed 
Intermediate Providers: Duval   •  Disco   •  Caesar Clown  •  Ibusu
Other Associates: Silvers Rayleigh   •  Trafalgar D. Water Law   •  Vergo   •  Donquixote Rosinante    •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Jack  •  Eustass Kid  •  Killer  •  Kuzan  •  Bobby Funk  •  Kelly Funk  •  Suleiman
Smuggling
Goods: Dance Powder  •  Treasure Tree Adam  •  Slaves  •  Smiles  •  Weapons  •  H2S  •  Shinokuni  •  Devil Fruits  •  Liquor Iron Ore  •  Koro
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Suna Suna no Mi  •  Ito Ito no Mi  •  Kame Kame no Mi  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Jake Jake no Mi  •  Nagi Nagi no Mi  •  Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth  •  Peto Peto no Mi 
Weapon Based: H2S  •  Shinokuni  •  Cyborg Tactics  •  Koro
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Rokushiki
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Story Arcs: Reverse Mountain Arc  •  Whiskey Peak Arc  •  Little Garden Arc  •  Alabasta Arc  •  Water 7 Arc  •  Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Totland Arc
Locations: Alabasta  •  Sabaody Archipelago (Human Auctioning House)  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa (SMILE Factory)
Associated Groups/Crews: Baroque Works  •  Franky Family  •  Flying Fish Riders  •  World Government  •  Big Mom Pirates  •  Donquixote Pirates  •  Beasts Pirates  •  Vinsmoke Family  •  Germa 66
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Corrida Colosseum
Participants
Donquixote Pirates' Diamante Army: Diamante  •  Senor Pink  •  Dellinger  •  Lao G  •  Machvise
Block A: Jesus Burgess *  •  Komaking 
Block B: Bartolomeo *  •  Bellamy  •  Elizabello II  •  Dagama  •  Abdullah  •  Jeet  •  Blue Gilly  •  Tank Lepanto  •  Ricky  •  Hack  •  Capman
Block C: Lucy * (Monkey D. LuffySabo)  •  Chinjao  •  Sai  •  Boo  •  Bobby Funk  •  Kelly Funk  •  Hajrudin  •  Jean Ango  •  Ideo  •  Fighting Bull
Block D: Rebecca *  •  Cavendish  •  Suleiman  •  Orlumbus  •  Mummy  •  Meadows  •  Agyo  •  Damask  •  Rolling Logan  •  Acilia  •  Gardoa 
Unknown Block: Spartan  •  Hera  •  Gambia
Former Participants: Kyros
Others
Staff: Gatz
Spectators: Franky  •  Issho  •  Aremo Ganmi  •  Mukkashimi Tower
Animals: Fighting Fish
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Mera Mera no Mi  •  Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Bane Bane no Mi  •  Bari Bari no Mi  •  Jake Jake no Mi  •  Sui Sui no Mi  •  Hira Hira no Mi  •  Ton Ton no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Fishman Karate  •  Jao Kun Do  •  Hasshoken  •  Ryusoken  •  Jio-Ken
Weapons Based: Durandal
Miscellaneous
Locations: Dressrosa  •  Kano Country  •  Mogaro Kingdom  •  Prodence Kingdom  •  Rommel Kingdom  •  Majiatsuka Kingdom
Prizes: Mera Mera no Mi
Crews: Donquixote Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates  •  Straw Hat Pirates  •  Barto Club  •  Beautiful Pirates  •  Happo Navy
Organizations: Revolutionary Army  •  Marines  •  Yonta Maria Grand Fleet

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