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Manga - Anime Perona Anime Post Timeskip Infobox

Manga - Anime Perona Anime Pre Timeskip Infobox

Japanese Name: ペローナ
Romanized Name: Perōna
Official English Name: Perona
Debut: Chapter 443; Episode 338[1]
Affiliations: Thriller Bark (former); Mysterious Four (former)
Occupations: Wild Zombies and Surprise Zombies Commander (former)
Epithet: "Ghost Princess" (ゴーストプリンセス Gōsuto Purinsesu?)
Status: Alive
Birthday: June 7th[2]
Japanese VA: Kumiko Nishihara
Funi English VA: Felicia Angelle
Devil Fruit
Japanese Name: Horo Horo no Mi
English Name: Hollow-Hollow Fruit
Meaning: Hollow
Type: Paramecia

"Ghost Princess" Perona is the former "Wild Zombies" and "Surprise Zombies Commander" of Thriller Bark before the collapse of Gekko Moriah's zombie army.[3] She is able to produce ghosts from her body through the powers of the Horo Horo no Mi. She was one of the major antagonists of the Thriller Bark Saga, being one of the Mysterious Four, but has since begrudgingly cooperated with Roronoa Zoro.


Perona is drawn in a rather different style from the usual, with big round eyes. Her hair is light pink and very long. Her feet are usually seen with her toes pointing inwards in a 'pigeon-toed' manner. This affectation is rather common in the Gothic Lolita style.

Her looks are inspired by the 'Gothic Lolita' style, with black, white and bright red. Perona's hair is seen tied up into two high pigtails with black and white flower hairpins. A red crown with a black cross is worn on top. Her black and white striped tights cover her entire legs and she wears a mini-skirt and a red and gold belt with a heart belt buckle and red buckled boots to match. She is always wearing red lipstick and a thick layer of black eyeliner. She is often seen carrying around a red umbrella shaped somewhat like a cute version of a mini devil before her battle with Usopp.

In Hogback's flashback, she is seen as a child. While her crown is visible, the rest of her outfit is hard to see, however she seemed to be wearing a dress that gave her a childish appearance.

After the two year timeskip, Perona has a more mature look than before. Perona is seen on Sabaody Archipelago wearing a long black strapless dress with lavender frills, red high heeled boots and a big black top hat with white floral decor. She has a pink bat tattoo on her left bicep as well as a watch on her left wrist and wears pink nail polish on her fingernails. She still has her signature Mini Devil umbrella and also carries a stuffed animal with her that very much resembles Kumashi. She also has a different hairstyle now; before the timeskip, it was in two straight pigtails on the side of her head, now her hair is at the back of her head in at least four spiral braids.


Kumae Infobox
Perona as a kid.
Perona's Manga Color Scheme
Perona's manga color scheme.
Perona Wearing a Coat
Perona wearing a coat.
Early Moriah
Early Perona and her doll (Bottom left corner).
Perona Pirate Warriors 2
Perona DLC Pirate Warriors 2
Perona's DLC outfit in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.
Perona 2nd DLC Pirate Warriors 2
Perona's second DLC outfit in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.
Perona One Py Berry Match


Perona's Shocked Face

Perona's face when she is shocked.

Perona is very childish and immature, acting on her own whims. She dislikes people telling her what to do and dislikes anyone disobeying her will. She was even willing to put Absalom in his place and remind him of where her authority lies on Thriller Bark. Despite this, she is normally loyal to Gekko Moriah and apparently sees him as a way of protection, as she is seen crying to rejoin him. In the manga, she normally speaks using a very masculine language, despite her looks. After Zoro appears, she tends to his wounds, displaying a willingness to befriend even those she sees as a foe. It also shows that she is not completely incapable of being kind to others, despite how cruel she can seem at times.

She apparently likes cute creatures and will only allow someone to work for her if they are cute. Her dream is to create a country where all the cute people are turned into zombie animals that obey only her. She disliked Kumashi because, although he is cute in appearance, his voice is not, and thus she prefers him to just be quiet. Her desire for cute things gives her a slight childish outlook on some issues. She is very playful, threatening to burst Usopp's heart when she was in her ghost form. Usopp nearly died of the fear itself, and got enraged when Perona simply laughed it off, saying she could do no such thing.

Perona Screaming In Fear

Perona screaming in fear.

She seems to have katsaridaphobia, a fear of cockroaches, even to the point of screaming and crying. She is somewhat naïve, not doubting for a second that Usopp can lift ten tons.

She seems confident in her Devil Fruit Powers, as shown through most of the Thriller Back Arc – even when confronted by Kuma, after initially being frozen with fear, she quickly became confident she could defeat him. However, later on Kuraigana Island she seemed terrified when the baboons attacked and Zoro was unable to defeat them.

Like many of the One Piece cast, she has her own unique laugh that uses the word Horo, which is also part of her Devil Fruit, the Horo Horo no Mi (i.e Horo-horo-horo-horo-horo!).

After the timeskip, she has become more mature, although she was still seen carrying a teddy bear around indicating she still held onto many of her past values.


Straw Hat PiratesEdit

Perona Scolds Zoro

Perona scolding Zoro.

In the short amount of time she appears, she becomes enemies with one particular member of the Straw Hat Pirates, Usopp. This is mainly because of him defeating her in battle, handing her the first defeat she had ever suffered. She completely ignored Nami when she met her later, stating "the long-nose" is her natural enemy, not her. By this, she meant that Nami is an easy opponent for her and she could defeat her only with her Devil Fruit abilities.[4]

After encountering Zoro on Kuraigana Island, she decided to treat his wounds, and despite the initial quarrels the two develop a relationship of mutual trust by living on the island for two years alongside Dracule Mihawk. She was also nice enough to bring Zoro back to Sabaody Archipelago and held back the Marines to allow the Straw Hats to escape.

Thriller BarkEdit

Perona has followed her master, the Shichibukai Gekko Moriah, for at least ten years. Her loyalty to him is somewhat contradictory: when she sensed defeat, she attempted to leave and abandon him, but tried to take Bartholomew Kuma down as a final gift for Moriah; when the newspaper reported that Moriah died in the Whitebeard War, Perona was deeply saddened.

Perona has another mixed relationship with her teddy bear Kumashi. While she thinks of him cute in appearance (which suits her likings), she forbade him from speaking because his voice is not cute. However, she was devastated when Usopp purified Kumashi.

Dracule MihawkEdit

After being sent to Kuraigana Island by Kuma's abilities, she somehow decided to take residence in the castle where the Shichibukai lives. Mihawk seemingly agreed or just didn't mind letting her stay with him. Although non-canon, she is seen traveling with Mihawk to Marineford during the events of the episode special 3D2Y.


Being formerly one of the Mysterious Four, Perona had a number of Zombies under her command prior to her defection from Thriller Bark. Her ex-crewmate, Doctor Hogback, acknowledges her value under Moria's employment, stating after the fall of Thriller Bark that they would not manage to get very far without her help.

While she seems to recognize that bandages can help a person who is wounded, she seems to lack expertise in medicine. As seen from her treatment of Zoro's wounds, she covered him from head to toe in an overabundance of bandages the first time she found him. However, despite this fault she has common sense or enough knowledge of medical skills, as Zoro recovered from his injuries. She also has at least some knowledge of navigation, seeing how she brought Zoro to Saboady Archipelago all the way from Kuraigana Island.

Devil FruitEdit

Further information: Horo Horo no Mi
Giant Perona

Perona's astral projection.

With the use of her Devil Fruit, Perona is able to conjure up ghosts and form a "ghost network", using them for surveillance. She either conjures up one or more ghosts or projects her own spirit and splits it into many ghosts able to re-enter her body whenever she pleases (it should be noted that, as a Paramecia user, Perona cannot split her physical body into individual ghosts, only her projected spirit). Using this ability to form her ghost network Perona can see and hear whatever the ghosts can and uses this ability for espionage. Once formed, the ghosts are able to split up into even more ghosts.

When a ghost passes through a person they are drained of all their will to live leaving them slumped on the ground regretting even being born, rendering them an easy target.[5] However, when her Horo Horo no Mi powers failed to stop Usopp she herself became negative and continued to persist with using her powers against him even though she had already failed.[6]

An additional ability that Perona has is the ability to create exploding ghosts that can make holes in stone walls, and a giant ghost that is even more powerful (although its destructive capabilities are not shown). She can also create an astral projection of herself, which cannot be hurt through any means. She can pass through solid objects in this form, although she cannot damage them, and she can change in size. However, while she is doing this, her true body remains unconscious and vulnerable. To negate this, she usually hides before resorting to astral projection.



When she was a child, Perona owned a pet bear named Kumae.[7]

Hogback Meets Moriah, Absalom and Perona

Perona witnesses the meeting between Moriah and Hogback.

Sometime in the past, she joined the pirate Gekko Moriah's crew merely for fun; it is unknown what that "fun" even meant. She and Absalom were present when Moriah met and recruited the genius doctor, Hogback.[8]

Thriller Bark ArcEdit

Thriller Bark ArcEdit

Perona vs. Usopp

Perona vs. Usopp.

Perona has been with Moriah and Absalom for over 10 years. When she is seen meeting Hogback, she was still a young girl. She was holding a bear that seems to have been later used as source of inspiration to make a real life replica, Kumashi.[9]

Five years ago, she was sleeping while Brook was causing trouble in Thriller Bark. This explains why she never heard of him. When Kumashi tried to wake her up, she simply told him to shut up and went back to sleep.

Perona uses her negative ghosts to scout the ship and the nearby area, presumably looking for people whose shadows can be used for Moriah and Hogback's experiments.

She got into a fight with Usopp, who was immune to her negativity ghost attack. During this fight, her faithful servant Kumashi was effectively killed, since his shadow was removed from him, reverting him to a lifeless shell. Usopp pursued her and figured out the way her ability (creating a copy of herself using astral projection) worked and succeeded in defeating her using a super-sticky glue to keep her in place, plastic cockroaches (which she took to be real ones), and the Usopp Golden Pound, an attack involving his new 10-Ton Hammer (actually a balloon).

Usopp Defeats Perona

Perona is defeated by Usopp

Perona Encounters Kuma

Perona meets Kuma.

Oddly enough, despite being the leader of a zombie army, Perona is scared fairly easily. She fears Usopp simply because her negative ghosts do not work on him, and she is so terrified that she faints when encountered with cockroaches and Usopp's "10-Ton Hammer" balloon.[10]

She is later seen, still passed out, surrounded by her zombies while Oars rampages through Thriller Bark. When she wakes up later, after having been taken by the zombies to another (probably safer) place, she's still confused and scared, thinking that Usopp is still there, and keeps screaming about the hammer and the cockroaches as if she was still talking to him. She's then informed by the zombies that Usopp's gone already and that the damage done to the building wasn't made by the Straw Hat Pirates like she first thought, but by Oars.

Just after they finish talking, Oars' arm broke the wall close to her, hitting a few zombies. Scared, she hides behind a rock and, when she hears Oars saying he's looking for a "woman" (referring to Nami), she freaks out and decides to run away from Thriller Bark using the pirates' ship, as she thinks that this is way too much for her and that Thriller Bark is already done for.[11]

As she comes upon the Sunny, she is confronted by Bartholomew Kuma. When she refuses to tell him about where Moriah is, he asked her where she would like to go, and she replies 'somewhere near an old castle engulfed in malice'. Kuma then makes her disappear using his Nikyu Nikyu no Mi ability. When Hogback and Absalom escaped Thriller Bark later, they left without Perona, stating they could not find her anywhere.[12]

Summit War SagaEdit

Amazon Lily ArcEdit

Perona Finds Zoro

Perona encounters Zoro.

Kuma honored Perona's request, having sent her to Kuraigana Island, an island filled with dark and spooky ruins, in addition to the malicious castle. Although she has taken up residence in the castle, Perona is not happy because she has no servants or cute animals. As she laments her situation, wishing she was back on Thriller Bark, Roronoa Zoro then lands nearby her. She goes to investigate and at first she is excited, but then reacts with terror when she recognizes him as one of the Straw Hats. Since Zoro is the only person there, she decides to save him. She brings him to the castle and treats his wounds, but bandages him in a ridiculous manner due to her insufficient medical skills.

When Zoro comes around, he finds out that she has taken his swords away to prevent him causing problems for her.[13]

Straw Hat's Separation SerialEdit

Some brand of trust seems to have grown between them, as Zoro is later seen with his swords at his side and is casually walking through the ruins of the island as Perona floats overhead (though that makes it clear that Zoro could not have harmed her in any way at that time).

Post War ArcEdit

Mihawk at Home

Perona and Mihawk discussing Moriah's fate.

Later, it is revealed that the castle that Perona was sent to is the home of Dracule Mihawk. She reads the news stating that Moriah had died in the Whitebeard War and starts to cry. Mihawk then tells Perona to cry elsewhere. Perona then scolds Mihawk for his lack of sympathy. Mihawk also says that the news about Moriah's demise lacks credibility, but Mihawk could not give Perona a definite answer if Moriah is alive or not.

Later, she helps an apparently injured Zoro read the article about Luffy going to Marineford again by holding it up for him to read. She was complaining that he was taking a long time and that her hands were getting tired.

After accepting Zoro's request for training, Mihawk tells Perona to tend to Zoro's wounds. She tells Mihawk not to order her around. Later, Perona asks Zoro about Luffy's message, and the explanation is given.

Special episode 3D2YEdit

The following events are Non-Canon and therefore not considered part of the Canon story.

In 3D2Y she was seen traveling with Dracule Mihawk where she helped Luffy and Boa Hancock against the World Pirates by sending Sebastian in despair with her Negative Hollows Defeating him.---- Concludes non-canon section.

Two Years LaterEdit

Return to Sabaody ArcEdit

After Zoro's two year training, Perona took him back to Sabaody Archipelago (solving the mystery of how he managed to arrive first). As Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji made their way to the Thousand Sunny, Perona aided them by fending off the Marines with her Negative Hollow. She then asks what they were still doing loafing around on the archipelago when they should be getting ready to leave. She also scolds Zoro for his ungrateful attitude towards her, and brushes off Sanji, who is showing his infatuation for her, commenting that the chef has some kind of illness. She then informs the Straw Hats that Marine vessels were coming soon. Later, she assisted in the Straw Hats' escape by holding back the second Marine platoon with her Negative Hollows.

From the Decks of the WorldEdit

Perona Finds Kumashi

Perona and Kumashi reunited.

Much later, she left Sabaody Archipelago and returned to the wandering Thriller Bark, where she discovered Kumashi's lifeless body there, much to her joy.

It is unknown what became of her after this point.

Major BattlesEdit

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

Thriller Bark ArcEdit

In the manga, when Usopp knocked her out, foam was coming out of her mouth. It was edited out in the anime because the animators felt it was a bit much.[citation needed]

Straw Hat Separation SerialEdit

Zoro as Kumashi

Perona dresses Zoro up as Kumashi.

Also, in the anime version of Zoro's cover story, she displays more of a lonely childlike personality, mostly due to living by herself with no servants. She even tries to force Zoro to be her servant by using her Negative Ghosts to make him swear to be her servant and dresses him up as Kumashi.

In the anime, after Luffy's message is revealed, Perona went outside the castle with Mihawk and Zoro. She is seen scolding Zoro to skip his training until his wounds are healed.

Return to Sabaody ArcEdit

When Perona is scolding Zoro at Sabaody, her hat bent in contact with the swordsman.[14] This suggests that she was in her physical form rather than her ghost form, however this doesn't happen in the manga. Similar inconsistencies were shown during the filler scenes at Kuraigana: although it was clearly shown she was in her ghost form, she had some interactions with physical objects, indicating she also got stronger during the time skip or that they were simply errors.[15]

In the anime, Perona's scene with Sanji is extended as the latter is seen beaten up and inflicted with Negative Hollow for freaking out the former. Also, as she uses her ghosts to fend off the marines, she is seen looking out to sea and states that she will have to find somebody else to play with, seemingly disappointed at Zoro´s departure.

Early One PieceEdit

An early concept of Perona from One Piece Green: Secret Pieces shows how she was supposed to be a silent, princess-like girl.


She has been confirmed to feature in the series of Portrait of Pirates figurines, in her pre-timeskip attire.

Video GamesEdit

Playable AppearancesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit


Nami 4th Thriller Bark Outfit

Perona's personal Jolly Roger on Nami's blouse.

  • Perona has a personal Jolly Roger, which consists of a skull with swords a cross on either side of the grinning mouth, yellow hair on the sides with a flaming pattern, and the crown that Perona wears. Nami was seen wearing a top with Perona's own personal Jolly Roger on it when she rejoins the other Straw Hats, presumably having stolen them from Perona's room after disposing of the wedding dress Absalom forced her into.[16]
  • In the 5th Popularity Polls, Perona has increased in rank by 12 into 21st place making her the 4th most popular female character.


  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 443 and Episode 338, Perona appears as a ghost before the Straw Hats.
  2. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 157), Perona's birthday is given.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 46 Chapter 449 and Episode 343, Perona was finally shown in person.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 473 and Episode 368, Perona's attitude towards Nami.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 461 and Episode 356, Perona reveals that she is a Devil Fruit user.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 462 and Episode 357, Perona continues to use the same tactics against Usopp, even though they have failed already.
  7. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 66 (p. 182), Perona as a child.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 8-9) and Episode 363, Hogback's past.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 and Episode 363, Perona is seen meeting Hogback along with Gekko Moriah and Absalom.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 466 and Episode 361, Perona loses a fight for the first time, against Usopp.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 471 and Episode 366, Perona decides to leave Thriller Bark believing it is not safe anymore.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 486 and Episode 378, Perona could not be found by her comrades.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 524 and Episode 421, Perona's whereabouts revealed.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 602 and Episode 522, Perona scolds Zoro.
  15. One Piece AnimeEpisode 456, Although Perona in her ghost form, falls on the ground raising dust
  16. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 475 and Episode 370, Nami is seen wearing a top with Perona's skull and crossbones on it.

External LinksEdit

  • Gothic Lolita - Wikipedia article about the fashion style Perona wears.

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