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The Mink Tribe is a race in the world. They were first mentioned in the list of slave prices that Duval showed to Sanji.[4] The vast majority of it lives in the Mokomo Dukedom on top of Zou, and has largely remained isolated from other human civilizations for 1000 years.[3]

AppearanceEdit

Minks are humanoids with animal features. Similar to fishmen and merfolk, each individual takes after a specific animal. So far, the animalistic traits of the minks have all been fur-covered mammalian. As such, fur, which they also refer to as "mink", covers most of their bodies and is considered their pride and joy.[5] Females tend to look more like humans[6] while males tend to look more beastial.[7] They possess humanoid hands and feet, but those based on animals with paws will also possess paw pads on their palm and up to their first knuckle.[8]

MinksEdit

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Mink Tribe
Rulers
Inuarashi Nekomamushi
Sicilian  ?????  ????? Wanda Carrot
Yomo  ?????  ?????
Pedro * Roddy Blackback Milky
Civilians
Miyagi Tristan Bariete Monjii Musatobi 
 ?????  ?????  ?????  ?????  ?????
 ?????  ?????
Pirates
Bepo Faust Pekoms Zepo  Noir 
Affiliation
Kozuki Family Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance


BiologyEdit

The species that individual minks take after are not directly hereditary. When Pekoms reunited with his parents, none of the minks in the crowd were lion minks.[9] Also similar to fishmen and merfolk, minks can give birth to any species of mammals, depending on their heritage.[10]

Minks and Their SpeciesEdit

Overall StrengthEdit

All minks have formidable physical abilities, far superior to normal humans. Some are highly agile and can leap incredible distances[11] while others are incredibly burly and strong.[12] They also possess considerable stealth capabilities, having completely surrounded Monkey D. Luffy, a proficient user of Kenbunshoku Haki, without him even realizing it.[13]

All minks are powerful warriors from birth who retained their strength in old age.[14] Through unknown means, they can produce electric shocks known as Electro (エレクトロ Erekutoro?)[15] from their bodies.[16][17][14] Some of them are trained in weaponry such as swords and spears through which they can channel Electro.[16][18][19] They also possess extremely quick recovery rates[20] and a strong metabolism.[21] Their overall combat abilities are great enough that Capone Bege, a member of the Worst Generation with a bounty of Beli300,000,000 and a large amount of men and firepower at his disposal, was wary of confronting the minks even though they were still recovering from Jack's assault.[22]

Sulong Transformation

Carrot transforms into her Moon Lion form.

During a full moon, a mink will transform into their Sulong (月の獅子 (スーロン) Sūron?, literally meaning "Moon Lion") form. In order to achieve this form, a mink must have done proper training, and look directly at the full moon. Along with their altered appearances, their strength and speed also increase. This form is strong enough, that when a single Mink transformed, it caused panic amongst the powerful members of the Big Mom Pirates. It is thought to be something only the minks of Zou train in and is considered to be the "true form" of the Mink Tribe.[23][24][25]

Despite their great combat strength, the minks are left weakened by heat due to their thick fur coats.[26]

Inter-species RelationshipsEdit

Minks are valued as slaves by humans, and the standard price for a Mink Tribe member is Beli700,000.[4]

They frequently refer to humans as lesser minks (少ない毛(レッサーミンク) ressā minku?, literally meaning "fewer hairs")[27][5] because they believe humans are ordinary monkey minks with fewer hairs and thus assume both races are the same.[5] Despite the rumors surrounding them, they do not have a grudge against humans, with some minks even admiring them or at times being attracted to them.[5]

The Mink Tribe is widely believed to have a closed door policy, isolating themselves from humans for over a millennium.[3] However, they are actually quite welcoming of guests visiting their country, for whom they ring their Bell of Welcome upon arrival.[28] They also have access to newspapers and are thus informed on events occurring around the world.[29] There are even some minks who have left the island to live outside, as evidenced by Bepo, who left at a young age and joined the Heart Pirates,[30] and Pekoms of the Big Mom Pirates.[31] This practice is so common that Zou's two current rulers, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi, are former members of both the Whitebeard Pirates and the Roger Pirates.[32] Also, unlike other isolationist countries such as Amazon Lily and Wano Country, minks are very knowledgeable of Devil Fruit powers, as Nekomamushi knew down to detail that Jack ate an Ancient Zoan variant of the Zou Zou no Mi after witnessing his transformation, although it is possible he gained this knowledge after leaving Zou and sailing the seas with Inuarashi.[33]

The minks of Zou are extremely loyal to their friends, to the point of lying to enemies and sacrificing themselves and their country in order to protect them. This is prominently displayed by their strong bond with the members of the Kozuki Family from Wano Country, long-time friends who they consider family.[34]

Minks are one of the races known to inhabit Totto Land, where they live in harmony with other races.[35]

BeliefsEdit

Minks take great pride in their fur, which they refer to as "mink", and it seems to be an important aspect of their race's identity.[5] The Whale Forest is a sacred place that the minks of Zou have revered for generations, and because of this, it is constantly under the protection of one of the rulers of the Mokomo Dukedom, Master Nekomamushi.[36] Duke Inuarashi has also indicated that the minks of Zou revere several deities, though the details of their spiritual traditions remain unknown.[37] Mink's tend to share a unique speech pattern, with females occasionally adding "-teia" and males adding "-gara", mid-sentence, usually attached to a pronoun (e.g.: you-teia, or you-gara).

The minks do not eat meat from anything with fur due to their own mammalian appearances, but they do not have a problem with eating non-furry mammals like hippos. Their diet also includes amphibians, reptiles, and fish.[38]

While the minks do not seem to differ among themselves, they recognize the different species among their race, as demonstrated when Wanda referred to several members and herself as "Canine Minks" (犬のミンク Inu no Minku?).[39]

The minks are very honest with their desires and naturally pursue things that their animal traits stereotypically like, such as bananas for primate minks,[40] fluttery cloth for bull minks,[41] or bones for canine minks.[39] They tend to show affection to others in the form of "minkship", which includes cuddling, nibbling, licking,[38] or exchanging clothes, an act they consider to be a sign of friendship.[42]

The minks that live on Zou had divided their day between day and night and after 12 hours, exactly at six o'clock, fell asleep immediately where they stood. This was done to prevent the two leaders from encountering each other and fighting.[43] However, several exceptions have been shown, like the "Ruler's Aides",[44] the Guardians,[45][46] during intense fights,[47] and during a nation wide event.[48] After Inuarashi and Nekomamushi were asked to make peace with each other by Momonosuke, this segmentation has been nulled.[49][50]

TriviaEdit

  • The minks' Sulong transformation is similar to the myth about werewolfs, who would also transform from humans into ferocious bipedal animals (wolfs) under the light of a full moon.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece AnimeEpisode 753.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 18) and Episode 392, Bepo is the first Mink Tribe member to debut.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 802 (p. 16) and Episode 751, Law reveals that the minks have purportedly lived in isolation on Zou for 1000 years.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 (p. 7) and Episode 395, The Mink Tribe is shown on the list of slaves.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 (p. 16) and Episode 755, Wanda explains about the relationship and the differences between humans and minks.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 804 (p. 16-17) and Episode 753, Wanda and Carrot, two female minks, are seen.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 8-9) and Episode 754, Roddy and Blackback, two male minks, are seen.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 (p. 11) and Episode 755, Wanda's hand is clearly seen.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 6) and Episode 762, Pekoms reunites with his parents.
  10. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 84.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 3) and Episode 754, Carrot jumps extremely high into the air in order to see what is occurring in another part of Zou.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 9) and Episode 754, Blackback slams Jean Bart into the ground with one hand.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 13-14) and Episode 754, Pedro and the other Guardians in the treetops retreat, prompting Luffy to admit that he had no idea they were there to begin with.
  14. 14.0 14.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 808 (p. 8-9) and Episode 757, After he and several other minks repel the Pleasures with Electro, Monjii states that all the minks are natural-born warriors.
  15. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 9) and Episode 754, Electro is named.
  16. 16.0 16.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 804 (p. 16) and Episode 753, Carrot shocks Zoro with Electro while channeling it through her claw-weapon.
  17. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 8) and Episode 754, Roddy hits Luffy with an Electro-imbued headbutt.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 809 (p. 14) and Episode 759, Inuarashi channels Electro through his rapier.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 809 (p. 8) and Episode 758, Sicilian channels Electro through his rapier.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 814 (p. 11) and Episode 765, Zoro and Brook note the fast recovery rates of the minks.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 819 (p. 17) and Episode 772, Jack notes the strong metabolism of the minks.
  22. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 14) and Episode 763, Bege states that he does not want to attract the attention of the minks due to their considerable combat abilities.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 14) and Episode 754, Wanda comments about the nights on Zou.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 811 (p. 18) and Episode 762, Wanda comments about the full moon.
  25. One Piece MangaChapter 886 (p. 17), Carrot mentioned the full moon.
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 825 (p. 7) and Episode 783, Pedro states that heat is the minks' weakness.
  27. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 804 (p. 14) and Episode 753, Carrot refers to the newly-arrived Straw Hats as "lesser minks".
  28. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 (p. 11) and Episode 755, Wanda reveals to the other mink that the Straw Hats are merely visitors who entered without the Bell of Welcome being rung to announce their presence.
  29. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 806 (p. 9) and Episode 755, Wanda reveals that the minks learned of Jack's battle with the marines from the newspaper.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 6-7) and Episode 754, Law reveals that Bepo is a mink who left Zou at a young age.
  31. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 811 (p. 19) and Episode 762, Pekoms reveals that Zou is his homeland.
  32. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 820 (p. 2-3) and Episode 772, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi reveal that they sailed with both Whitebeard and Roger.
  33. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 810 (p. 3) and Episode 760, Nekomamushi notices that Jack ate an Ancient Zoan variant of the Zou Zou no Mi.
  34. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 14-17) and Episode 767, The minks reveal that they had risked their lives and civilization in order to protect Raizo as Nekomamushi states that none of them would ever betray their friends.
  35. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 827 (p. 5) and Episode 785, Mink are shown among Cacao Island's citizens.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 809 (p. 5) and Episode 758, Wanda reveals that the Whale Forest is a sacred place guarded by Nekomamushi.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 14) and Episode 767, Inuarashi refers to multiple gods while swearing that Raizo is not on Zou.
  38. 38.0 38.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 (p. 2-3) and Episode 756, Carrot explains the minks' social conduct.
  39. 39.0 39.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 807 (p. 6) and Episode 756, Wanda refers to herself and other dog minks as "Canine Minks" and compares them to real dogs.
  40. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 11) and Episode 754, Blackback happily grabs and begins eating bananas upon seeing them.
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 10-11) and Episode 754, Roddy is distracted by and impales a piece of fluttering cloth.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 812 (p. 3) and Episode 762, Wanda explains how the exchange of clothes with foreigners is considered a sign of friendship among the minks.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 809 (p. 4-6) and Episode 758, The day minks fall asleep.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 811 (p. 16) and Episode 761, Wanda explains the Ruler's aide job.
  45. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 805 (p. 8-13) and Episode 754, The Guardians are awake during the day.
  46. One Piece Manga — Vol. 87 Chapter 878 (p. 10), Pedro is awake during Carrot's training.
  47. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 809 (p. 15) and Episode 759, Inuarashi stays awake past six PM to swap places with Nekomamushi against Jack.
  48. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 81 Chapter 816 (p. 5) and Episode 767, The night minks are awake during the day.
  49. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 817 (p. 11) and Episode 768, Inuarashi and Nekomamushi reconcile for Momonosuke's sake.
  50. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 819 (p. 15-16) and Episode 772, The minks celebrate their new way of life.

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Zou
Citizens
Rulers: Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi
Citizens: Bepo   •  Pekoms   •  Carrot  •  Bariete  •  Yomo  •  Wanda  •  Roddy  •  Blackback  •  Pedro  •  Miyagi  •  Tristan  •  Monjii  •  Sicilian  •  Milky  •  Musatobi   •  Zepo 
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Story Arcs: Zou Arc
Locations: Mokomo Dukedom
Others: Zunisha  •  Mink Tribe  •  Inuarashi Musketeer Squad  •  Guardians
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Mink Tribe
Rulers: Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi
Ruler's Aides: Wanda  •  Carrot
Inuarashi Musketeer Squad: Sicilian  •  Yomo
Guardians: Pedro  •  Roddy  •  Blackback  •  Milky
Pirates: Bepo  •  Faust  •  Pekoms  •  Zepo   •  Noir 
Others: Bariete  •  Miyagi  •  Tristan  •  Monjii  •  Musatobi 
Affiliated: Wany  •  Zunisha
Abilities
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Electro
Devil Fruit Based: Kame Kame no Mi
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Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Locations: Zou  •  Mokomo Dukedom  •  Totto Land
Allies: Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance (Kozuki Family  •  Straw Hat Pirates  •  Heart Pirates)  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  Big Mom Pirates  •  Nox Pirates  •  BIG Pirates 
Other: Moon
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Leaders: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Kozuki Momonosuke  •  Inuarashi  •  Nekomamushi
Groups: Straw Hat Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Kozuki Family  •  Mink Tribe
Ships: Thousand Sunny  •  Polar Tang
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Hana Hana no Mi  •  Hito Hito no Mi  •  Yomi Yomi no Mi  •  Artificial Devil Fruit
Fighting Style Based: Black Leg Style  •  Electro  •  Haki
Weapon Based: Santoryu  •  Art of Weather  •  Usopp's Arsenal  •  BF-37  •  Soul Solid  •  Kikoku  •  Kitsunebi-ryu
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Races, Tribes and Miscellaneous Humanoids
Land-Based: Humans  •  Giants  •  Dwarves  •  Longarm Tribe  •  Longleg Tribe  •  Snakeneck Tribe  •  Three-Eye Tribe  •  Mink Tribe  •  Kinokobito
Sea-Based: Fishmen  •  Merfolk
Sky-Based: Skypieans  •  Shandia  •  Birkans
Technology-Based: Automata  •  Cyborgs  •  Clones  •  Modified Humans
Offworld-Based: Moon Civilization  •  Space Pirates
Culture based: Kumate Tribe  •  Okama  •  Nomads  •  Kuja  •  Torino Tribe  •  Tontatta Tribe
Hybrids: Wotans  •  Longlimb Humans  •  Crossbreeds
Devil Fruit-Based: Zombies  •  Newkama  •  Centaurs  •  Satyrs  •  Harpies  •  Toys  •  Homies
Miscellaneous: Yeti  •  Klabautermann
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Locations: Kumate Tribe Homeland  •  Elbaf  •  Jaya  •  Skypiea  •  Moon  •  Thriller Bark  •  Kenzan Island  •  Amazon Lily  •  Karakuri Island  •  Torino Kingdom  •  Fishman Island  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa  •  Green Bit  •  Zou  •  Germa Kingdom  •  Totto Land
Devil Fruits: Kage Kage no Mi  •  Horu Horu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Hobi Hobi no Mi  •  Soru Soru no Mi
Other: Slavery