|Romanized Name:||Kakumei Gun|
|English Name:||Revolutionary Army|
|First Appearance:||Chapter 440; Episode 324|
|Leader:||Monkey D. Dragon|
|Total Known Bounty:||Including Bartholomew Kuma's former bounty, at least 296,000,000|
Little is known about the Revolutionary Army forces so far. What is known is that their movement is a threat to the stability of the world and that they aim to go against the World Government as well as what it stands for. It would also seem that they are quite knowledgeable and well aware that it was actually Monkey D. Luffy who truly defeated Crocodile in Alabasta and that Vice Admiral Garp is Luffy's grandfather (before it was revealed to the public).
Twelve years before the beginning of the storyline, the Revolutionaries rescued the people of the Gray Terminal from the conflagration the Nobles of the Goa Kingdom created to destroy the trash for the upcoming visit of World Noble Jalmack. After the covert rescue mission was completed, the Revolutionary Army docked in Shimotsuki Village for period of recuperation. The Isshin Dojo assisted them with provisions and supplies for the injured residents of Gray Terminal. Dragon is seen on his ship, being scolded by Ivankov for being late. Dragon had brought someone with him that needed urgent medical care.
It was revealed that during the meeting of the Council of Kings at Mariejois, capital of the World Government, six years prior to the beginning of the story, Thalassa Lucas brought up the problem that Dragon, leader of the Revolutionaries, was getting stronger and that in five or six years he would be a menace to the World Government.
At some point in the present the three CP9 assassins, Jabra, Fukuro, and Kumadori, were sent to an unnamed town to assassinate three important revolutionary leaders (Dragon not included). However, they are also forced to eliminate twenty extra people thanks to Fukuro revealing his unit's presence and their intentions to the town.
Sometime after Enies Lobby was annihilated by the Buster Call, thanks in part to the Straw Hat Pirates, the Revolutionary Army declared a victory in the South Blue, at a place called Centaurea. With this recent victory, members of the Revolutionary Army believe that they can now start on the North Blue, but their leader Dragon believes they are celebrating too soon in the war. Any other victories that have occurred are currently unknown, the only known inference is the information given by Robin as to how many countries have already fallen.
This presents the progress and growth of the Revolutionary Army since the Gray Terminal immolation. During the fire, they rescued the survivors in a very clandestine method, no one except the survivors knew that there was a rescue mission. In addition, Dragon admitted to Sabo that he did not have the power to change the Goa Kingdom yet. However, within a decade, the Revolutionary Army evolved from saving people in the shadows to openly attacking the World Government through conquering nations affiliated to them and inciting rebellions across the world.
Sometime in the past, Emporio Ivankov and Inazuma were incarcerated within Level 5 of Impel Down for their membership in the Revolutionary Army. Ever since, they were waiting for the call to arms to join the conflict.
However, with the discovery that Monkey D. Luffy is Dragon's son and, under the assumption that Luffy's brother Portgas D. Ace was also Dragon's son, and with the latter's impending execution, the two imprisoned Revolutionaries decided that the time to escape had arrived.
The Revolutionary Army is known to have recently liberated Tequila Wolf, freeing all the slaves being used as forced labor there, among whom was Nico Robin, who was sent there by Bartholomew Kuma. They had been looking for Nico Robin for ten years, knowing she came from Ohara and the threat she represents to the government, calling her the "Light of the Revolution" and asked her to join them. She gracefully declined however, and they allowed her to return to the Straw Hat Pirates, entrusting her with Luffy. The Revolutionaries also read about an incident involving Luffy, and they gave the newspaper to Nico Robin.
In a conversation between Dragon and Emporio Ivankov, the Okama Queen states that Dragon's whole identity has been revealed, even his familial relationship with Garp. Dragon reassures Ivankov, saying that the whole revolutionary faction is relieved to know that their leader is human. Dragon then informs Ivankov that as Whitebeard has been assassinated, they will soon have to gather the Revolutionary leaders spread around the world as the world's balance of power is beginning to shift.
After receiving Luffy's message for the Straw Hats to meet up in two years, Robin decides to meet Dragon instead of going back to Sabaody Archipelago. The revolutionaries then escort Robin to Dragon's headquarters in Baltigo.
World Government ReactionsEdit
Anyone who becomes a Revolutionary is declared a threat and becomes wanted by the World Government.
While the motives of the Revolutionary Army remain unknown, the Council of Kings considers their ideals and actions dangerous. However, from all known actions in the past, their ideals might only be dangerous to the World Government itself, as they seem to detest the current government system involving the World Nobles and slavery (as evidenced when Dragon encountered Sabo and the liberation of slaves from Tequila Wolf).
Although the Revolutionaries operate on the opposite side of the law, much like what pirates do, there seems to be no known interaction between the two forces whatsoever. But that was until the Whitebeard War, where members Emporio Ivankov and Inazuma participated on behalf of their leader's son, Monkey D. Luffy.
Any country displaying signs of revolution runs the risk of being targeted by the World Government. When Drum Island decided to change their government, their king, Wapol, warned them that such actions carry a risk factor and that the World Government would never allow it.
As the world is stabilized through the Three Great Powers, the Revolutionaries are a threat to that critical balance.
Upon learning that Luffy is the son of the leader Dragon, the Marines made it a top priority for Luffy to be eliminated due to this heritage.
|Monkey D. Dragon||Emporio Ivankov||Inazuma||Bartholomew Kuma (Former)||Terry Gilteo|
So far, only one of the association's ships has been shown: Dragon's unnamed ship. The figurehead and theme in fact appear to be a dragon, complete with a small dragon tail, fitting the name of the leader. This ship was kept around for at least ten years, as seen when Dragon took it to rescue the citizens from the Gray Terminal, and when they landed to get supplies. After the Battle of Marineford, it was seen moored outside of the headquarters.
The Revolutionary Army seems to use a plain dark-red triangular flag.