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The On Air Pirates are an infamous and notable rookie pirate crew discovered on the Sabaody Archipelago around the time the Straw Hat Pirates arrived two years ago. The captain is Scratchmen Apoo.

Jolly RogerEdit

The crew's jolly roger is a cartoon-like depiction of a traditional skull with the upper teeth being replaced by a long set of piano keys (reminiscent of Apoo's own upper teeth) forming a wave, as well as Apoo's trademark braided hair tail. Instead of the usual crossbones in the background there is what seems to be a lightning bolt which might here again be a reference to Apoo's hairstyle (his roots having a lightning pattern).

CrewmatesEdit

The captain is Scratchmen Apoo, one of the Eleven Supernovas. All confirmed crew members of the On Air Pirates bear a resemblance to their captain in regard to Chinese dress and theme, with all of them wearing the same style of Chinese gown as Apoo, though in different colors. One wears an oriental styled cap and a short Fu Manchu mustache while the other has his hair tied back in an (almost) oriental manner.

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Allies
Kid Pirates  Hawkins Pirates *



Crew StrengthEdit

It can be presumed that they are strong because of their captain's high bounty and the fact that they made it all the way to Sabaody Archipelago and the New World. Another example of their strength is that they were able to escape Kizaru's raid despite their captain being beaten by Kizaru's attack. They have also formed an alliance with the Hawkins and Kid Pirates.

HistoryEdit

PastEdit

The crew made their start on the Grand Line, navigating the treacherous sea.[1]

Summit War SagaEdit

Sabaody Archipelago ArcEdit

They made it to Saboady Archipelego, where they were met by other strong crews. Their captain, Scratchmen Apoo witnessed the many different powers of three Supernovas including X Drake's ancient Zoan fruit, Urouge's ability to grow larger, and Basil Hawkins' straw ability. Apoo attempted to take on Admiral Kizaru himself, but was defeated.

Marineford ArcEdit

Apoo showed up fine later, along with the crew to watch the war at Marineford on a screen at Saboady.

Post-War ArcEdit

Shortly after the ending of the war, the crew entered the New World, where they came across a island with large wild boars, and invisible land.[2]

During the TimeskipEdit

The crew attempted to invade Big Mom's territory but were forced to flee.[3]

Dressrosa SagaEdit

Punk Hazard ArcEdit

After the timeskip, the Kid Pirates proposed an alliance with the On Air Pirates, and Hawkins Pirates. Captain Apoo accepted, and the crews made plans to take down a Yonko.[4]

Dressrosa ArcEdit

After the reading the news about Doflamingo's defeat, Kid and Killer dined with Hawkins and Apoo. They learned that Luffy and Law's target is Kaido and were glad as their intended Yonko target is Shanks.[5] Some time later, they were alerted by what seemed to be an earthquake. They quickly investigated the source of the commotion, which was a large crater on the ground in the shape of a human. The alliance then came face-to-face with the Yonko, Kaido.[6]

Yonko SagaEdit

Zou ArcEdit

After Jack's defeat, Apoo contacted Kaido and informed him that communications with Jack had been lost. Referring to the Yonko as "Kaido-san" and reporting this news to him via a Den Den Mushi, it indicated that Apoo was now assisting him on some level.[7]

TriviaEdit

  • The term "on air" is normally used for when a radio studio's microphone is activated and its listeners can hear the DJ speaking on the broadcast from the radio station. Coincidentally, Scratchmen Apoo himself resembles a DJ both in appearance and fighting stance.
  • The On Air Pirates arrived on an island in the New World where they ended up running "on the air" to escape some giant boars.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 (p. 15) and Episode 392.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 595 (p. 4) and Episode 513.
  3. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 837 (p. 8-9).
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 677 and Episode 603.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 793 and Episode 736.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 795 and Episode 739.
  7. One Piece Manga — Vol. 82 Chapter 821.

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On Air Pirates
Crew: Scratchmen Apoo
Affiliates: Kid Pirates   •  Hawkins Pirates *  •  Beasts Pirates
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Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc
Others: Worst Generation  •  Super Rookie
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Kid Pirates
Crew: Eustass Kid  •  Killer  •  Heat  •  Wire
Affiliates: On Air Pirates   •  Hawkins Pirates *
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Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
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Hawkins Pirates
Crew: Basil Hawkins
Affiliates: Kid Pirates *  •  On Air Pirates *
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Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc
Others: Worst Generation  •  Super Rookie
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Beasts Pirates
Captain: Kaido
Disasters: Jack
Gifters: Sheepshead  •  Ginrummy
Subordinates: Scotch  •  Drake Pirates (X Drake)  •  On Air Pirates (Scratchmen Apoo)
Allies and Affiliates: Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Caesar Clown
Ships: Mammoth
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Zou Zou no Mi, Model: Mammoth  •  SMILE
Fighting Style Based: Haki
Other: Koro
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Story Arcs: Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Locations: Zou  •  Wano Country
Others: Yonko  •  Underworld (Broker)
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Yonko
Members: Shanks  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Kaido  •  Marshall D. Teach
Former Members: Edward Newgate 
Ships: Red Force  •  Moby Dick
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gura Gura no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Soru Soru no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Haki
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Crews: Red Hair Pirates  •  Whitebeard Pirates  •  Big Mom Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates  •  Beasts Pirates
Locations: New World (Yukiryu Island  •  Foodvalten  •  Totto Land (Whole Cake Island)  •  Wano Country)  •  Fishman Island
Story Arcs: Romance Dawn Arc  •  Jaya Arc  •  Post-Enies Lobby Arc  •  Thriller Bark Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Others: Battle of Marineford  •  Payback War
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Worst Generation
Members: Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Capone Bege  •  Jewelry Bonney  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Scratchmen Apoo  •  Eustass Kid  •  X Drake  •  Urouge  •  Killer  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law  •  Marshall D. Teach
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Yami Yami no Mi  •  Gura Gura no Mi
Weapon Based: Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui  •  Kikoku
Fighting Style Based: Santoryu/Kyutoryu  •  Haki
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Crews: Straw Hat Pirates  •  Kid Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Drake Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  Bonney Pirates  •  Fallen Monk Pirates  •  Fire Tank Pirates  •  On Air Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates
Story Arcs: Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga (Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc)  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Zou Arc  •  Totto Land Arc
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Four Blues
East Blue: Straw Hat Pirates  •  Buggy Pirates  •  Black Cat Pirates  •  Krieg Pirates  •  Yes Pirates  •  Tulip Pirates  •  Spade Pirates  •  Bluejam Pirates  •  Barto Club
West Blue: Fire Tank Pirates  •  Happo Navy
North Blue: Bellamy Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  Drake Pirates  •  Heart Pirates
South Blue: Bonney Pirates  •  Kid Pirates  •  Gyro Pirates
Grand Line
Paradise: Giant Warrior Pirates  •  Saruyama Alliance  •  Foxy Pirates  •  Macro Pirates  •  Fallen Monk Pirates  •  On Air Pirates  •  Caribou Pirates
New World: Whitebeard Pirates  •  Rolling Pirates  •  Maelstrom Spider Pirates  •  Sun Pirates  •  Beautiful Pirates  •  A.O Pirates
Shichibukai: Kuja Pirates  •  Buggy and Alvida Alliance
Yonko: Red Hair Pirates  •  Big Mom Pirates  •  Blackbeard Pirates  •  Beasts Pirates
Former
Disbanded: Alvida Pirates  •  Usopp Pirates  •  Cook Pirates  •  Arlong Pirates  •  Bliking Pirates  •  Roger Pirates  •  Candy Pirates  •  Golden Lion Pirates  •  Brownbeard Pirates  •  Impostor Straw Hat Pirates  •  New Fishman Pirates  •  Flying Pirates  •  Donquixote Pirates  •  Nox Pirates
Deceased: Rumbar Pirates  •  Barrels Pirates
Others
Origin Unknown: Roshio Pirates  •  Hokahoka Pirates  •  Eraser Pirates  •  Fanged Toad Pirates  •  Big Helmet Pirates  •  Acumate Pirates  •  Space Pirates  •  Niho Navy
Non-Canon: Galley Pirates  •  Ganzack Pirates  •  Gejitsu Pirates  •  Banzai Pirates  •  Trump Siblings  •  Barbar Pirates  •  Zenny Pirates  •  Wetton Pirates  •  Pumpkin Pirates  •  Gasparde Pirates  •  Bayan Pirates  •  Tearoom Pirates  •  Mustache Pirates  •  Red Arrows Pirates  •  Phoenix Pirates  •  Amigo Pirates  •  Schneider Pirates  •  Naguri Pirates  •  Simon Pirates  •  Sea Animal Pirates  •  Breed Pirates  •  World Pirates  •  Silver Pirate Alliance  •  Sweet Pirates  •  Treasure Pirates
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Super Rookies
Members: Portgas D. Ace   •  Cavendish  •  Worst Generation (Monkey D. Luffy  •  Roronoa Zoro  •  Capone Bege  •  Jewelry Bonney  •  Basil Hawkins  •  Scratchmen Apoo  •  Eustass Kid  •  X Drake  •  Urouge  •  Killer  •  Trafalgar D. Water Law)  •  Bartolomeo  •  Caribou  •  Coribou
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Mera Mera no Mi   •  Gomu Gomu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Shiro Shiro no Mi  •  Bari Bari no Mi  •  Numa Numa no Mi
Fighting Style Based: Santoryu  •  Haki
Weapons: Durandal  •  Wado Ichimonji  •  Sandai Kitetsu  •  Shusui  •  Kikoku
Related Articles
Crews: Spade Pirates   •  Beautiful Pirates  •  Straw Hat Pirates  •  Kid Pirates  •  Heart Pirates  •  Drake Pirates  •  Hawkins Pirates  •  Bonney Pirates  •  Fallen Monk Pirates  •  Fire Tank Pirates  •  On Air Pirates  •  Barto Club  •  Caribou Pirates
Story Arcs: Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga (Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Marineford Arc  •  Post-War Arc)  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Caesar Retrieval Arc   •  Dressrosa Arc  •  Silver Mine Arc   •  Zou Arc  •  Whole Cake Island Arc
Mini-Series: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet