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Medaka is a young girl from the first One Piece OVA. She lives on an island where the Ganzack Pirates invaded her family and the other townspeople. She is the daughter of Herring.

AppearanceEdit

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Oda’s sketch of Medaka from Volume 5.

Medaka is an average-sized girl for her age, with red hair and green eyes. Ordinarily, she wears a striped shirt with a pink overall dress.

During her campaign against the Ganzack Pirates, she wore a suit of plate armor that covered much of her head and torso (indeed, the Straw Hat Pirates were initially unable to recognize her outside of it). Where this armor came from is unknown.

PersonalityEdit

Hardy and headstrong, Medaka values her family and homeland very deeply, enough to confront grown men alone and throw herself against dangerous weapons. At the same time, she is aware of her limits as a fighter, and is not above manipulating new 'allies' (such as Luffy and Zoro) into fighting with her.

Due to Ganzack's conquest of her homeland, she held a deep hatred for all pirates, regardless of allegiance. However, Luffy's valor led her to reconsider this, and she came to admire the Straw Hat Pirates for helping defeat the Ganzack Pirates and freeing her homeland.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Though not particularly strong or experienced in combat, Medaka is very agile; even in her armor, she can handily outrun and outmaneuver grown men.

WeaponsEdit

Medaka's armor is strong enough to deflect flintlock fire (though not quite strong enough to withstand Ganzack's blades) and large enough that Medaka can duck her entire head into the breastplate, leaving the helmet an empty target.

Apart from the armor, Medaka also wields a naginata, though she shows little skill in using it.

HistoryEdit

Medaka led a happy, peaceful life with her father Herring and their fellow islanders, until the island was invaded and conquered by the Ganzack Pirates. Under Ganzack's rule, all the island's able-bodied men - including Herring - were forced to work in a dark, dingy armory, while their families were held behind as hostages. For weeks after, Medaka waged a ramshackle resistance against the pirates, hoping to break their rule and save her father.

Despite Medaka's determination, these efforts were largely fruitless until three starving castaways arrived on the island: the Straw Hat Pirates known as Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, and Nami. Unaware these newcomers were pirates, Medaka was quick to befriend Luffy for saving her from two of Ganzack's men; subsequently, she reunited him with Zoro and 'enlisted' both of them against Ganzack with promises of food. With these new allies, Medaka successfully infiltrated Ganzack's base and found her father.

This triumph was short-lived, however, as all three were soon captured by the Ganzack Pirates and an apparently traitorous Nami. Shackled before Ganzack alongside Luffy and Zoro, Medaka endured - until she heard Luffy declare himself a pirate as well. This deeply upset Medaka; even after Nami revealed her 'betrayal' a ruse and freed them, Medaka broke off, believing the Straw Hats no better than Ganzack.

Alone, Medaka found her father under Ganzack's pistol for attempting rebellion; without hesitation, she threw herself in the way, her armor deflecting the bullet. In response, Ganzack began readying stronger weapons - only to be opposed anew by the Straw Hats, still resolved to protect Medaka and her people. Her trust rekindled, Medaka joined the Straw Hats' assault, and at a crucial juncture shielded Luffy from Ganzack's blades. Seeing her helmet sliced in two, Luffy thought her killed, and furiously beat Ganzack into the deck of his own ship.

To Luffy's shock, Medaka then revealed herself alive, having ducked quickly enough to leave the blades slicing an empty helmet; moments later, with Ganzack's ship sinking under a combined assault from Nami and the other villagers, Medaka helped Luffy back to the island and a hero's welcome. When the Straw Hats eventually departed, Medaka teasingly gifted Luffy with a life preserver - and encouragement to become a great pirate.

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Other Marines: Pudding Pudding   •  Nezumi  •  Nelson Royale   •  Hardy   •  Jango   •  Lines
Other Pirates: Alvida Pirates (Alvida  •  Heppoko  •  Peppoko  •  Poppoko)  •  Black Cat Pirates (Sham  •  Buchi  •  Nugire Yainu )  •  Krieg Pirates (Krieg  •  Gin  •  Pearl  •  Hustle  •  Ideaman  •  Kagikko)  •  Tacobo  •  Yes Pirates (Billy  •  Koze and Packy)  •  Tulip Pirates (Yurikah)  •  Spade Pirates (Masked Deuce)  •  Barto Club  (Bartolomeo  •  Gambia)  •  Speed Jiru  •  Ganzack Pirates  (Ganzack  •  Plesiosaur  •  Herring )  •  El Drago   •  Woonan    •  Hyena Three   •  Golass   •  Trump Siblings  (Bear King  •  Honey Queen  •  Boo Jack  •  Pin Joker  •  Skunk One)  •  Chip and Mini   •  Desire  
Others Residents: Pinky  •  Kumate Tribe  •  Bentham  •  Belo Betty  •  Ganzo   •  Tobio   •  Eric   •  Billy   •  Dick   •  Harry   •  Soran 
Non Canon: Ocean's Naval (Hamu  •  Meroie  •  Joke )  •  Warship Island (Apis  •  Bokuden  •  Ryu )  •  Devil's Tower (Medaka  •  Skid)  •  Clockwork Island (Akisu  •  Borodo)
Abilities
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Cover Stories: Buggy's Crew: After the Battle!  •  Diary of Koby-Meppo  •  Jango's Dance Paradise  •  From the Decks of the World  •  From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc
Movies, Specials, and OVA: One Piece: The Movie  •  Clockwork Island Adventure  •  Episode Special 1  •  Episode of Nami  •  Episode of East Blue  •  One Piece - Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack
Other Locations: Tequila Wolf  •  Sixis  •  Trump Castle 
Ships: Going Merry   •  Miss Love Duck  •  Big Top   •  Bezan Black  •  Baratie (Sister Anko  •  Nasugasira)  •  Dreadnaught Sabre   •  Sabagashira I  •  Shimashima Shopping  •  Shark Superb  •  Striker 
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Organizations: Red Hair Pirates  •  Usopp Pirates  •  Baratie Staff  •  Saruyama Alliance  •  Galley-La Company  •  Franky Family  •  Thriller Bark Victim's Association (Rolling Pirates)  •  Rosy Life Riders  •  Kuja Pirates  •  Kamabakka Kingdom and Newkama Land  •  Whitebeard Pirates and Subordinates  •  Revolutionary Army  •  Ryugu Kingdom (Neptune Family)  •  G-5   •  Tontatta Kingdom  •  Chinjao Family  •  Dressrosa (Corrida Colosseum  •  Riku Family)  •  Straw Hat Grand Fleet (Beautiful Pirates  •  Barto Club  •  Happo Navy  •  Ideo Pirates  •  Tontatta Pirates  •  New Giant Warrior Pirates  •  Yonta Maria Grand Fleet)  •  Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Heart Pirates  •  Kozuki Family  •  Mink Tribe)  •  Fire Tank Pirates   •  Sun Pirates *  •  Germa 66 * (Vinsmoke Family)
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One Shots: Silk  •  Ann and Balloon  •  Dragon Team  •  Toriko and his allies
Specials: Medaka, Herring, and Skid  •  Meroie and Hamu  •  Maccus, Bonney, Amanda, Milia, and Holy  •  Randolph Theater members  •  Toriko and his allies  •  Dragon Team  •  Diego and Regis  •  Foxy Pirates  •  Kinoconda  •  Myskina Olga, Myskina Acier, Elizabeth, and Chavez
Movies: Ganzo and Tobio  •  Akisu and Borodo  •  Mobambi and Karasuke  •  Adelle and Shuraiya Bascùd  •  Maya  •  Brief  •  Roba and Gonzo  •  Schneider and Buzz  •  Kuzan  •  Mobston and Gari  •  Z  •  Carina  •  Raise Max  •  Rikka
Filler Arcs: Apis and Ryu  •  Tajio  •  Kodama  •  Zenny Pirates  •  Pumpkin Pirates  •  Mekao and Kobato  •  Foxy, Porche, and Hamburg  •  Phoenix Pirates  •  Sayo, Lina, and Nukky  •  Yoko and Boss  •  Little East Blue residents  •  Panz Fry and Lily Enstomach  •  Sea Animal Pirates  •  Desire
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Events: Dragon Team and Astro Boy and his team  •  Dragon Team and Kankichi Ryotsu  •  Hakuto  •  Toratsugu