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Richie is Mohji's pet lion and a member of the Buggy and Alvida Alliance. He is classified as a Type C creature, "Big Savage".[2]

AppearanceEdit

Richie Digitally Colored Manga

Richie in the Digitally Colored Manga.

Richie is a large lion who shows a fierce expression during fights and confrontations. However, he is not foreign to also show a goofy face when he is not doing anything.

In the anime, his eye colors can sometimes change from white sclerae to scarlet red sclerae, or vice versa, depending on the animators. His eyes are usually white when he is in a comical or friendly mood, but red when he is in a vicious or enraged mood.

He has golden brown fur and a pink mane in the manga. In the anime, his fur is green and his mane is purple.

After the timeskip, he has gotten fatter.

PersonalityEdit

Despite his size and fierce look, he mostly acts like a kitten and has his goofy moments when he is doing nothing. He also is not very bright and occasionally thinks about nothing but food.[3] Sometimes, his own crewmates will mistake his melodramatic longings for food as though he felt moved by a sad or touching moment if such has just taken place and he appears to be reacting sympathetically like the others.

HistoryEdit

East Blue SagaEdit

Invading Orange TownEdit

He is first seen during the Orange Town Arc early on in the series, where he and Mohji beat up Chouchou the dog.[4] They are then defeated by Luffy and knocked unconscious.[5] When they finally come round they once again get caught up with Luffy resulting in Richie being used as a shield by Cabaji.[6]

Buggy's Crew: After the Battle!Edit

New CaptainEdit

Richie Becomes Captain

Richie made captain with a new pirate flag.

During the fight between Cabaji and Mohji over who should be captain, Richie fell asleep and dreamed about being captain himself and fighting a dragon. He beat up Cabaji and Mohji (who had both been weakened from fighting each other) while sleep walking[7] and was declared captain.[8]

However, he and the rest of the Buggy pirates got captured by the Kumate Tribe[9] but, luckily, Buggy and Alvida managed to save them by defeating the cannibalistic crew.[10]

Loguetown ArcEdit

Richie and Mohji later participated in the attack on Loguetown. It was their job to burn down the Straw Hat's boat,[11] which they failed to do as soon as it started to rain. Usopp found them. Before Mohji could do anything, he slipped and bump his head on the ship's hull, getting knocked out. After the Straw Hat pirates escaped, they reunited with their crew.[12]

Sky Island SagaEdit

Meeting AceEdit

During the Jaya Arc, Richie was later seen in the background (picking his nose) when Ace hopped on board Buggy's ship. While it is not shown, Ace apparently gets Richie to jump through a hoop of fire.[13]

Summit War SagaEdit

Buggy's ImprisonmentEdit

Richie's appeared again when the Buggy and Alvida Alliance attempted to save Buggy from Impel Down, even having bought an Eternal Pose worth quite much. While Buggy's crew is shown at first desperate to save their captain, after Alvida's explanation of the dangers surrounding their decision they give up and decide to follow Alvida. Among all of this Richie is comically shown to only think of food and nothing else.[3]

Reunion with BuggyEdit

After Buggy is reunited with his crew, Richie is seen in the background thinking about onigiri, candy, and cake.[14]

Post TimeskipEdit

After Buggy became a member of the Shichibukai, Richie has benefited from being a part of Buggy's crew as he has gotten noticeably fatter, indicating he has been well fed. Interestingly, his master Mohji has also gained weight as well.[15]

Zou ArcEdit

Buggy Showing Off as His Crew Feasts

Buggy's dispatch company celebrates Donquixote Doflamingo's defeat.

Richie makes his first appearance after the timeskip at Karai Bari Island at Buggy's Delivery, where he is seen sitting behind Buggy at a feast with Mohji, Cabaji, Alvida, and Galdino as they celebrate the defeat of Donquixote Doflamingo and the positive effect it had on their business, before Mohji reveals the Giant Warrior Pirates have quit the dispatch company to align themselves under the flag of the Straw Hat Pirates.[15]

Major BattlesEdit

Early One PieceEdit

EarlyBuggycrew2

A sketch of Buggy's crew showing an early version of Richie.

Early sketches of Buggy's crew featured a version of Richie which was no bigger then a normal lion and also appeared more sinister looking.[16]

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

In the manga, Richie's fur is golden brown, while his mane is red. In the anime, he is given light green fur and a purple mane.

MerchandiseEdit

Video GamesEdit

Enemy AppearancesEdit

Support AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • His name and his species are likely a nod to musician Lionel Richie.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World (p. 201), his birthday is revealed.
  2. One Piece Blue: Grand Data File (p. 88-89), classification of animals by dangerousness.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 54 Chapter 525 (p. 5-7) and Episode 422, Richie only thinks about food while the rest of Buggy's pirate crew are worried about their captain.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 12 and Episode 6.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 13 and Episode 6.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 2 Chapter 16 and Episode 7.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 59, cover story: Buggy's Crew: After the Battle! Vol. 18 and Episode 47.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 7 Chapter 60, cover story: Buggy's Crew: After the Battle! Vol. 19 and Episode 47.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 8 Chapter 67, cover story: Buggy's Crew: After the Battle! Vol. 22 and Episode 47.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 9 Chapters 7475, cover story: Buggy's Crew: After the Battle! Vol. 27–28 and Episode 47, Richie is seen celebrating the return of Captain Buggy.
  11. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 99 and Episode 52.
  12. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 12 Chapter 100 and Episode 53, Mohji is seen together with the rest of the crew again.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 233 and Episode 145, Ace asks Richie to jump through a ring of fire.
  14. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 593 (p. 18-19) and Episode 512.
  15. 15.0 15.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 80 Chapter 803 (p. 10-11), Richie's first post-timeskip appearance.
  16. One Piece Manga — Vol. 2, Oda's notes on Buggy's crew in their early stages.

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