|Manga - Anime|
|Official English Name:||Pekoms|
|Debut:||Chapter 651; Episode 570|
|Affiliations:||Big Mom Pirates|
Whole Cake Island
|Japanese VA:||Nobuo Tobita|
Pekoms is a combatant of the Big Mom Pirates and a lion mink. He is partnered with Tamago, and both are responsible for collecting the monthly payment of sweets from Fishman Island in exchange for Big Mom's protection.
Pekoms is a small lion mink. Because of his beady eyes, people often consider him to be cute when he removes his sunglasses, even when threatening someone. He often holds his fists up in a confrontational manner. Despite having large paws for hands, his feet are evidently small enough to fit into the small boots he wears.
He wears a pink suit, black sunglasses, a silver earring on his left ear, a sword on his right hip, and wears black high-heeled boots with white ruffled brims.
Pekoms has a short temper, as seen as when he was in a fit of rage when he was first introduced. He lifts up his sunglasses while threatening people, but because of his "cute" beady eyes, he does not look frightening. Like many other members of the crew, he seems terrified of Big Mom.
He carries around a list of bounties on wanted people such as pirates and takes note of the people he has seen on bounty posters, as seen when he took the time to look up Caribou even when the latter was about to fire at him with a gatling gun. He acknowledges that merely possessing a Logia-class Devil Fruit does not make the user invincible, commenting that anyone who thinks so will have a swift downfall.
He also has a strong attachment to his former home as shown when he offered to let the Straw Hats go when he found out they saved the Mink Tribe from Jack. He was even willing to lie to Big Mom to help them. According to Wanda, he used to be known as a delinquent on Zou.
Like several members of the Mink Tribe, Pekoms has a quirk related to the behavior of the animal he resembles. In his case, he adds a roar ("gao") to the end of most of his sentences.
Pekoms is deeply afraid of Big Mom, and fears her so much that he hesitated in answering a phone call from her.
He addressed Capone Bege as a newcomer when the two were sent together on Zou. It seems like Bege doesn't care much about Pekoms as he shot him in the back after seeing that Pekoms is willing to let his personal feelings get in the way of their mission. Bege also told him that they no longer need someone like him, leaving him behind without a second thought.
In spite of Pekoms' tendency to issue obvious threats, the citizens of Fishman Island consider him to be "cute" rather than intimidating. Pekoms did not show any concern with the civil war that Fishman Island had to contend with. When the Minister of the Left explained to him about how the Candy Factory was damaged during the coup of the New Fishman Pirates, Pekoms just states that the Big Mom Pirates are not responsible for the civil war and expects the citizens to fulfill their payment. In spite of Pekoms' coldness towards Fishman Island, the citizens showed genuine concern for him when he was gunned by Caribou only to realize that his status as a fighter for one of the Yonko is well-deserved once he retaliated and quickly defeated Caribou.
Pekoms has an amiable relationship with his fellow minks as he was terribly shocked when he found his homeland in ruins and overjoyed when he found his fellow minks alive and well. The minks, in turn, welcomed him back with open arms.
Straw Hat PiratesEdit
When meeting Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji on Fishman Island, he was angered by the Straw Hats eating his captain's candy.
Later, when he encountered them near Dressrosa, he and the rest of his craw attacked them in an effort to capture Caesar Clown. During the failed attack, the Straw Hats escaped, but the Big Mom Pirates heard of their destination and followed them to Zou.
Upon meeting Luffy again, Pekoms didn't hesitate to explain the circumstances of Sanji's arranged marriage.
Despite his gratitude towards the Straw Hats, he still considers them enemies due to Luffy challenging Big Mom, and didn't take it kindly when Luffy said that he felt Big Mom should be his underling, not the other way around. He was also annoyed that Luffy ignored his objections to taking him with him back to Big Mom's base.
Due to Jack destroying his hometown, Pekoms holds deep resentment for the pirate.
Abilities and PowersEdit
He, along with Tamago, is responsible for collecting the candy payments Big Mom demands from the islands under her protection. While the full extent of his abilities is unknown, Pekoms has proven himself to be quite agile and strong, as shown when he dodged and defeated Caribou, a Logia user who is also a new super rookie with a bounty of 210,000,000, with a single punch, breaking the latter's weapon in the same instant.
Pekoms admitted that he is a Devil Fruit user, and apparently has eaten a Zoan-type fruit which grants him the ability to turn into a tortoise, revealed when he transformed and hid within the shell in order to block an attack by Caribou. The shell is very resilient, as it took many bullets from a gatling gun and did not show any signs of damage afterwards. It also allowed him to survive the majority of Bege's assault to his back. As a side effect of retreating into his shell, Pekoms' clothes slide out his shell because there are no limbs holding them in; he has to manually slip his limbs back out and readjust his clothes when reverting to his natural form.
He is seen carrying a sword, which he is presumably competent in using.
Pekoms was born on Zou. During his younger years, he was an infamous delinquent. He would later join the Big Mom Pirates as a combatant, and ate a Zoan-class Devil Fruit that allows him to transform into a turtle.
Fishman Island ArcEdit
Pekoms first appeared on Fishman Island to threaten the citizens about their candy tribute, but seemingly failed to realize that the citizens were more enamored than frightened due to Pekoms' cute beady eyes.
After hearing about Luffy eating the candy, he called Bobbin and told him about the situation. Pekoms then talked to Luffy about the candy, but Tamago interrupted him. When Big Mom called Fishman Island, Pekoms was too scared to answer the Den Den Mushi and was deeply shocked that Luffy answered the call himself and deliberately infuriated Big Mom.
Before leaving Fishman Island with the island's treasure, he was attacked by Caribou who wanted his treasure back, as he stole it first. Caribou first attacked with a gatling gun from his swamp body, but Pekoms turned into a turtle and used his natural shield to protect himself. After Pekoms reverted to his normal form, Caribou tried to slice him with a scythe, but Pekoms defeated him with a single punch, breaking the scythe and hitting Caribou. After commenting that a Logia Devil Fruit user's belief in their own invincibility is also their downfall, he left the island with Tamago.
Pirate Alliance SagaEdit
Punk Hazard ArcEdit
Pekoms appeared alongside Tamago watching Caesar Clown's broadcast from Punk Hazard via video Den Den Mushi about his weapon of mass destruction. He was shown to be surprised that Luffy was captured by Caesar. After watching Caesar's defeat, he roared as Tamago told him to report the incident to Big Mom.
Later on, Pekoms, Tamago, and other members of their crew pursued the Thousand Sunny while it was returning to Dressrosa. Pekoms revealed that their target was Caesar Clown and when he confirmed Caesar was aboard the Straw Hats' ship, he was prepared to attack in order to claim him.
Two days before Luffy's group reached Zou, Big Mom's ship arrived at Zou after following the Thousand Sunny group. Pekoms told Big Mom that he was going to retrieve Caesar Clown because Zou is his homeland.
Pekoms and Capone Bege then went to the island. Pekoms was in shock to find his homeland in ruins. However, he was overjoyed to find his fellow minks, who explained how the Straw Hats saved them after Jack's attack. In gratitude, Pekoms was going to spare the Straw Hats in exchange for Caesar. Annoyed that Pekoms was letting his emotions overrule their mission, Bege shot Pekoms in the back. Although Bege wounded him several times before he could react, Pekoms was able to activate his Devil Fruit and block about half of the bullets from hurting him.
After being left behind by the Big Mom Pirates, Pekoms was taken in by Nekomamushi.
Two days later when Luffy and his group arrived, Luffy went to see him after hearing about the arranged marriage for Sanji. Recovering from his injuries, he awoke in the back of Nekomamushi's pagoda. Sharing his knowledge of the underworld, Pekoms revealed to Luffy and Nami that Big Mom and Sanji's father arranged the marriage and that the Vinsmoke Family is a family of assassins.
Pekoms then proceeded to tell them of an organization known as Germa 66, much to Nami's disbelief. Luffy then stated that he did not care and told Pekoms that he wanted the Big Mom Pirates to be his underlings, not the other way around. Shocked and furious at this statement, Pekoms reminded Luffy of Big Mom's power and status. Once he calmed down, Pekoms explained the reason why Sanji could not refuse the invitation. If he did, he would receive a decapitated head of someone close to him. Luffy then asked him how the Big Mom Pirates knew so much about Sanji and Pekoms replied that it was because of the power they hold. Pekoms went on saying that the Straw Hats would not have to become Big Mom's subordinates, but once the marriage is complete, Sanji will have to leave Luffy's crew, which Luffy did not take kindly. Pekoms said that he will return to the Big Mom Pirates once he recovered. Luffy then told Pekoms to also take him to Sanji, ignoring Pekoms' objections.
- Pekoms vs. Caribou
- His name may come from "pekopeko" (ペコペコ?), which means to "be very hungry" in Japanese, which follows the eating/food themed names of the Big Mom Pirates.
- Pekoms's turtle Zoan combined with his appearance makes him resemble a tarasque, a French mythical creature with a leonine face and a turtle shell among other animal features.
- Pekoms is the first new Zoan Devil Fruit user to appear after the timeskip, and the first mink to be introduced post-timeskip.
- He is also the first mink confirmed to have eaten a Devil Fruit and to use Haki.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 651 and Episode 570.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 68 Chapter 674 and Episode 600.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 One Piece Manga — Chapter 811 (p. 19), Pekoms confirms himself a resident of Zou.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 652 and Episode 572.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 66 Chapter 652 (p. 13), Pekoms' name is romanized.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 66 Chapter 651 and Episode 571.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 730 and Episode 662.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 One Piece Manga — Chapter 814.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Vol. 68 Chapter 674.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 692 and Episode 618.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 730 and Episode 662.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 807.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 813.
- ↑ One Piece Manga — Chapter 815.