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Rob Lucci is a current member of CP-0, having originally been the strongest member of CP9 unit operating undercover to obtain the Pluton blueprints from Iceburg. Introduced as one of the five foremen of Galley-La Company's Dock One, he was a sawyer, treenail, and bolt specialist. After his defeat by Luffy, he was dismissed from CP9 by Spandam, who declared him and the other assassins to be responsible for the Straw Hats' havoc on Enies Lobby.
Rob Lucci is a very tall and slim, yet muscular man with arched eyebrows and a close-shaved goatee. He has shoulder length wavy hair that is sometimes tied in a ponytail. When he is not fighting, his pet pigeon Hattori is usually perched quietly on his right shoulder. He has a tattoo of a crossed-out square on each upper arm, as well as five cannonball scars on his back in the shape of the World Government symbol.
He wore a large black top hat with a sepia band until he lost it during his fight with Luffy. As a shipwright, he wore brown trousers with caramel suspenders over a white tank-top  and shoes with black toe-caps. As an assassin, he wore a two-piece black suit with the sleeves normally rolled up, complete with black leather shoes and a white tie and handkerchief in the breast pocket.
Lucci was drawn as a child by Oda after a fan asked to draw the CP9 members as children. Oda drew young Lucci with the kanji for "peace" (平和 heiwa?) on his shirt, which possibly suggests that the branch Lucci is holding is an olive branch in tribute to the type of branch held by white doves (in this case Hattori) as a sign of peace.
The anime had also portrayed Lucci as a teenager in its rendition of his past story. Though the two portrayals of Lucci are meant to be him, they have different styles to them, mostly because Oda's version was drawn after the anime had already depicted him and not just because they show him at two different ages. Note that Oda did depict the silhouette of thirteen-year-old Lucci from the backside, though only briefly - this most likely is where the anime design for him originates.
In CP9's Independent Report, he wore a light spotted shirt with a black coat over his shoulders and had bandages over his forehead and chest from his fight with Luffy and let his hair fall freely.
In One Piece Film: Gold, he wears a blue-white suit with a white coat draped over his shoulders. His beard has also grown longer and has a small ball on the end.
During the time he was in Water 7 as a carpenter, Rob Lucci never spoke, preferring to instead talk through his pet pigeon, Hattori, using ventriloquism. However, after he revealed himself to be a CP9 agent he spoke normally, with Hattori becoming a regular pigeon that displayed some human qualities. Hattori always rides on Lucci's shoulder until Lucci begins fighting, at which point he will fly overhead until the battle is over. Lucci seems to have a rivalry with Paulie, and often chides him for having money problems. Because of this rivalry, the two often fight; however, the matches generally end before there is a victor. Other than this, however, Lucci appears to be very distant from everyone else, including the other foremen and Iceburg.
Lucci comes off as a cold and collected CP9 agent, almost never displaying any emotions (nevertheless even he displays shock at the knowledge that Franky had the Pluton blueprints the whole time). A testament to his cold nature is his brutal assault on his friend of five years, Paulie, whom he even tries to kill after the CP9's identities were revealed. He is likewise shown smirking when telling an official that taking Nico Robin back will never happen, when convincing Kaku and Kalifa to eat Devil Fruits, as well as when he and Spandam realize Luffy was following them (probably because of his lust for battle.) He also states that he feels no true bond with the city he has lived in for five years, and he seems to have no feelings for his fellow CP9 colleagues, least of all Spandam.
However, it appears that in spite of his seeming lack of emotions, Lucci does not like being insulted - during his fight with Luffy he does not pay attention to Usopp until he starts to insult him. In addition, he reacts rather violently if anyone calls him a gakki (slang in Japanese for "kid" or "brat"), responding with a kick and a retort both times after Iceburg and Franky referred to him as such. He also finds it offensive when someone shows weakness around him, as seen when he told the cowardly Marines on a Buster Call ship to shut up, and goes as far as to dismiss a new colleague by presumably killing him for being weak. The reason that he killed the five hundred soldiers in his past was due to another belief of his - the belief that weakness is a sin. Personally, he believes anyone who shows weakness is no better than a criminal. He also believes if he is involved then the situation means blood will be drawn and that he also does not have to accept the views and ideals of his superiors as long as he completes his missions efficiently.
In combat, he is a very sadistic and violent fighter, and also seems to derive amusement and gratification from inflicting physical and emotional pain on others, making him a typical sadist. These scenes, along with when he anticipates battle, are the only times where he seems happy at all. In the Tower of Justice at Enies Lobby, he reveals that he only joined the World Government so he can be legally allowed to kill people. An example of Lucci's lust for violence is when he compromised the mission of bringing Robin to the Gates of Justice by allowing Monkey D. Luffy to tail him, for the sole purpose of having a battle, smirking when Luffy burst through the door. Lucci's violent and cruel nature is also shown when he goes into full-beast mode during battle, in order to attack Luffy more violently. Another example of his sadism is when Lucci flooded the underwater passageway to the Gates of Justice in an attempt to kill the Straw Hat crew members in the passageway, because he wanted to eliminate Luffy's chances of having everything just to anger him. He has a habit of demoralizing and taunting his opponents, which is seen when taunting Luffy about the possibility of him killing Nico Robin. While in his full beast form he acts more like a bloodthirsty animal, as seen when he mauled Luffy.
Despite all this apparent lack of morality, he has displayed some, if very little, sympathy for those he dubs innocent; when the Candy Pirates are attacking a small village, he quickly dispatches the captain to save the people, though his demonstration of Absolute Justice later prompts him and his comrades to leave. This shows that deep down, he is not completely heartless. He also displays some morals such as when he shows disgust towards Spandam for assaulting Robin when she was unable to fight back, despite claiming to hunt her to the ends of the world. Likewise, he shows concern for his pet pigeon Hattori, sending him away when in dangerous situations. Lastly he expresses gratitude to the doctor who saved his life after his clash with Luffy on Enies Lobby.
With the exception of Spandam, he seems to have no feelings for his fellow CP9 colleagues. Even though Spandam is a weakling, Lucci respects him as his boss. However, he does appear to harbor some disdain for Spandam, as seen when he deliberately neglects to stop Chimney from following them to the Gates of Justice because he received no order to do so (and presumably because of his own desire for a battle) and when he flippantly refers to Spandam as "a certain idiot" and wishes he could witness Luffy's excellent initiative as a leader. Spandam also believes in Lucci's strength and he always refers to him as the strongest member of the organization. He has a fierce rivalry with Jabra that is most evidently expressed by their opposing Zoan fruit forms. He also does not care for CP9's newest member, Nero, stating that his defeat was expected due to his inability to use the whole Rokushiki move set. He even decided to kill him after his defeat by Franky. Despite Lucci's reputation as a cold-blooded assassin, the rest of CP9 (excluding Spandam) seem to genuinely care for Lucci's well-being, evidenced in their efforts to raise money to help pay for an operation that Lucci needed to save his life and their celebration when he was discharged from the hospital.
Galley La CompanyEdit
Lucci seemed to have had a rivalry with Paulie, and often chided him for having money problems. Because of this rivalry, the two often fought; however, the matches generally ended before there was a victor. Other than this, however, Lucci appeared to be very distant from everyone else. Upon the truth being revealed, Lucci had no qualm trying to kill Paulie and Iceburg, and even claimed that he feels no true bond with the city he has lived in for 5 years.
Lucci was very loyal to the World Government. The Government saw Lucci as a very important asset and his strength is acknowledged by them. Lucci was willing to do whatever it takes for their sake and he followed the doctrine of Absolute Justice; he believed that the 500 soldiers who surrendered to pirates were no different than criminals who deserved death, and the Government apparently did not argue with his unauthorized killing of them. However, after Spandam framed CP9 for his debacles, Lucci and his colleagues have become fugitives of the World Government.
As of the time skip, however, this seems to have been rectified, as Lucci has been granted CP-0 status and Spandam has become his subordinate.
Straw Hat PiratesEdit
Lucci along with the whole of CP9 is a major enemy of Nico Robin. However, Lucci was especially interested in arresting her. Lucci and Franky are enemies. Lucci was shocked to see Franky burn the blueprints of Pluton, resulting in his five year mission ending in failure. Finally, Lucci personally made an enemy out of the Straw Hats' captain, Monkey D. Luffy. The two engaged in a vicious battle at the tower of Enies Lobby. Lucci was quite a formidable opponent and made Luffy exert himself more than ever before.
Iceburg was the holder of the plans to Pluton for four years after Tom's death. After those four years, he secretly gave them to the man who he thought to be dead, Cutty Flam. As this was done in secret, the government still believed that Iceburg was in possession of the plans. As such, he was forever pestered by officials who came to try and convince him to hand over the plans. After years of being stalked by government officers for the Pluton plans, the strongest divisions of the Cipher Pol were secretly sent for Iceburg.
Without him knowing, four of the CP9 agents infiltrated Water 7 and disguised themselves to look like normal people, several even gaining entries into his trusted inner circle. Three more masked people entered the room and revealed themselves to be not only CP9, but also people that Iceburg trusted: Lucci, Kalifa, Kaku, and bartender Blueno. Lucci revealed his theory about the real Pluton blueprints' whereabouts, while Kaku felt his pulse and Iceburg's heightened and nervous reactions only confirmed it.
During the CP9's independent report, the CP9 members made Spandam their enemy. They were unable to turn to the World Government for help as Spandam has dispatched pursuers to capture them so they could be blamed for the mission's failure. After defeating the Marines led by Very Good, Lucci contacted a physically crippled Spandam using a Den Den Mushi and promised to come for him very soon.
However, he seems to let go of his vengeance against Spandam, as they are part of CP-0 though he does seem to treat him poorly, even going as far as to call his former boss annoying.
The crew invaded St. Poplar during one of their raids. Unfortunately for them, CP9 were in the town at the time, having escaped from Enies Lobby and ending up there. Rob Lucci attacked the captain while the other CP9 members struck out at his crew. However, the citizens became horrified when Lucci took the attack too far and began to show "excessive justice" against their captain by stepping on the pirate's skull, killing him.
Why Hattori is with Lucci is unknown considering the man's reputation as a heartless mass-murderer, though Lucci has had him since he was a child. He apparently is not afraid of Lucci and is very loyal to him, as he stays close to his master even in dangerous situations like the Buster Call. When Lucci is not fighting, Hattori is usually perched on his master's right shoulder. Lucci would have had to express some emotions to blend in with citizens while undercover, but Hattori did this for him as his ventriloquist dummy; this allowed Lucci to be somewhat sociable while remaining emotionless. While Hattori reverts to being an ordinary pigeon after Lucci was revealed to be an assassin, he occasionally exhibits human traits such as drinking from a cup.
Abilities and PowersEdit
As the strongest member of CP9, Rob Lucci's great power is acknowledged even by the Shichibukai. Even at the tender age of thirteen, Lucci was already known to be a very capable mass-murderer, having killed 500 soldiers and a crew of pirates single-handedly. It should be also noted that Rob Lucci is the strongest member of CP9 in history by far; with his Doriki at 4000, almost twice that of the second strongest member of CP9, Kaku's 2200. Franky himself noted that his strength is levels above the rest of CP9, and later remarked that, if it were not for Luffy, he was not sure how many of them would have been slaughtered. Lucci is the only person so far to single-handedly bring Luffy to the brink of death with nothing other than refined brute force. Despite his first and currently only known loss to Luffy, it remains unknown whether or not Lucci's strength has changed during the timeskip. However he is now officially a member of the CP-0, which is considered to be the strongest and the most exclusive of the Cipher Pol's.
Along with his great superhuman strength and speed, Lucci is a highly intelligent and cunning individual, being able to become a master carpenter within a 5-year period merely as a form of espionage and surveillance over his "boss" Iceburg (who CP9 believed to have possession of the blueprints for the Ancient Weapon Pluton), and even when it was discovered otherwise, Lucci quickly deduced the next most likely candidate (Franky) based solely on their adolescent friendship. He and the other CP9 agents that infiltrated Water 7 deceived every single inhabitant, a clear sign of their manipulative skills.
A sound tactician, Lucci manages to almost single-handedly eliminate the Straw Hat Pirates (excluding Luffy, who he was battling) by understanding the structure of his environment and firing a well-aimed "Rankyaku" through a stone wall, flooding the ground floor of the Tower of Justice and all its hidden underground passages with seawater. Had it not been for the unexpected arrival of Kokoro and her mermaid heritage, they would not have survived. He also quickly analyzes the mechanics behind Luffy's Gear Second technique after engaging it for just a couple of minutes at most, explaining it to the rubber-man and stating that such bodily pressure would shave years off his lifespan.  The fact he was able to reach the same level as the Galley La carpenters (who spend their whole life building their skills) in five years just to do an undercover job shows a great talent for it.
Lucci has shown to be very durable. At only the age of 13, he came out mostly unharmed without showing any signs of pain after being shot at from behind by multiple cannon shots, only receiving the scars on his back. He also possesses a high degree of physical strength as shown when he easily caught Luffy with one arm while at the same time, shrugging off all his punches, and then casually threw him into a wall.
Since Lucci worked as a shipwright during his mission on Water 7, this means that he has some carpentry skills and has knowledge about ships. He worked as a sawyer, treenail, and bolt specialist. He, along with Kaku, was able to recognize that the Pluton blueprints Franky revealed on Enies Lobby were indeed real.
- Further information: Rokushiki
Lucci has complete mastery of Rokushiki, having used at least one or more moves from each of the different forms, such as Rankyaku Hyoubi and Tobu Shigan: Bachi. He demonstrates this when he unveils the Rokushiki hidden technique, Rokuogan, during his fight with Luffy. The massively powerful technique is so strong that it causes severe internal injury to Luffy's body, who described its effect as an Impact Dial with greatly amplified power, which is no small feat considering that he is made of rubber. With his complete mastery of Rokushiki, in conjunction with his Devil Fruit ability, Lucci proved to be a resilient and formidable foe, fighting on an equal footing with Luffy in Gear Second, and literally forcing him to exert every ounce of strength against him.
- Further information: Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard
Rob Lucci ate the Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard, a Zoan-type Devil Fruit which allows him to transform into a leopard and a giant leopard-human hybrid. As Zoan class Devil Fruits enhance physical capabilities the most, it is most favored by martial artists like Lucci. Also, being a carnivorous animal, Lucci is more bloodthirsty and predatory than a regular Zoan class user, proven when he mauled Luffy as an actual leopard.
- Further information: Life Return
It has been revealed that Lucci can perform Life Return, like Kumadori, and use it to alter his body into forms that amplify his skills in a specific Rokushiki ability. However, only the Kami-e Form, which makes his man-beast form smaller and thinner, more like an average man-size, has been seen.
- Further information: Haki/Busoshoku Haki
The Early YearsEdit
Twenty-two years before the start of the series, an eight-year-old Rob Lucci (alongside a ten-year-old Blueno and a fifteen-year-old Jabra) trained in the Rokushiki style and in assassination with the other CP9 hopefuls on their homeland around the time of Roger's execution. They trained hard in order to be "stronger than justice".
The Island RaidEdit
When Lucci was thirteen years old, a kingdom had five hundred of its soldiers taken hostage by a pirate crew, with the captain demanding to be made the new king of the kingdom. As the government saw the king beginning to admit defeat, they sent in Lucci to deal with the situation.
He infiltrated the prisoners' holding ground and killed all five hundred hostages in the room, thus neutralizing the possibility of a trade and eliminating the soldiers that Lucci believed to be weak. He then mercilessly slaughtered the entire pirate crew and took the captain's head as proof. During the confrontation, the crew fired upon him with firearms which left him with the noticeable scars across his back. The fact that he survived these shots was the first indication to the World Government of how strong Rob Lucci would turn out to be.
CP9's Secret MissionEdit
Five years before the current storyline, CP9 agents Lucci, Kaku, Blueno, and Kalifa took guises in the city of Water 7. As part of his mission, Lucci infiltrated the Galley-La Company by applying for a job as a shipwright in the attempt to retrieve the blueprints for Pluton from Iceburg, mayor and former pupil of legendary shipwright, Tom. He became a treenail specialist. He later became famous and a well-respected member of the Galley-La company.
Water 7 SagaEdit
Water 7 ArcEdit
Lucci brought Paulie back to Dock 1 as Hattori, Lucci's pet pigeon, scolded Paulie for stealing money. Hattori apologized for the events. Paulie returned the money to Monkey D. Luffy but was hit over the head by Lucci while Hattori apologized and explained that Paulie was in debt to a confused Luffy. Angered by this, Paulie threw Lucci, who broke his fall with only his fingers. Once returned back to Lucci's shoulder, Hattori introduced himself and Lucci. Nami finally realized that Lucci was a ventriloquist, amazing both Luffy and Usopp. Paulie stated that Lucci always spoke through the pigeon. As the doors of Dock 1 opened, Iceburg explained that Lucci, Paulie, and Kaku were part of the chief mechanics despite their odd personalities. When Luffy demanded that Galley-La remake the Going Merry, Lucci explained, through Hattori, that it is impossible since no two ships are identical. Afterwards, Corgi appeared and talked with Iceburg, and Lucci told Paulie to mind his own business.
After coercing Nico Robin into working with CP9, they made an attempt on Iceburg's life and framed the Straw Hats for the crime. At the Galley-La Headquarters, Iceburg was seen unconscious in bed while a doctor informed Rob Lucci and Kalifa that he was shot a total of five times. After Iceburg revealed that Robin was there, the Galley-La foremen concluded that since she was a member of the Straw Hats, they must all be involved. Tilestone arrived into Iceburg's room and revealed that Luffy and Franky were fighting at the shipyard to the other members. All the members, except Iceburg and Kalifa, head off to the shipyard to confront Luffy.
Once they arrived at the shipyard, the chief mechanics from Galley-La Dock 1 started attacking Luffy, interrupting his fight with Franky, much to Franky's annoyance. Lucci combated Luffy, who was not fighting back. Franky stopped the battle when he used Coup de Vent against Luffy and the foremen.
When evening arrived, the CP9 group initiated their plan to steal the Pluton blueprints and invaded Iceburg's mansion while wearing disguises. Lucci and Kaku pretended to be defeated by the assailants by using two of the defeated foremen to wear their clothing. During the invasion on Iceburg's manor, Lucci and Kaku (still wearing disguises) confronted Paulie and demanded him to hand over the Pluton blueprints. As Paulie fell to the floor defeated, he informed the two masked men that the blueprints were fakes. Shocked by the news, the two masked men continued to stay silent as Paulie explained that he knew nothing about them or what they were after. The pair decided to eliminate him since he was involved. However, they were interrupted by Luffy who came crashing through the wall and initially noticed a beaten Paulie. During the ensuing confrontation, Lucci and Kaku restrained Luffy and Paulie to the floor. After leaving the two, the pair arranged with the others to meet in Iceburg's bedroom and to not shoot Iceburg. Once all the CP9 agents converged at Iceburg's bedroom and cornered Iceburg, the agents revealed themselves and their secret identities. Lucci demanded the blueprint's location or else there would be more victims.
Lucci explained to Iceburg about the existence of Cipher Pol and CP9. He stated that the reason CP9's existence was not known to the public was because they have permission to kill anyone who does not co-operate. He continued by revealing that the World Government wished to resurrect the ancient weapon in the name of "justice".
As Lucci decided to explain their theory, Kaku kept track of Iceburg's pulse. He explained that it was odd that he would not try to hand down the real Pluton blueprints after being attacked, not unless he had already done so. Lucci mentioned Tom's Workers, which had been comprised of Tom, Iceburg, and Cutty Flam. He continued that Iceburg's mistake was that he thought that his enemies were not so close to him so they knew of "Tom's Workers" whom were surrounded in mysteries so much so that it took them ages to deduce that Iceburg was a disciple and that Cutty Flam's death was confirmed eight years ago by a government officer. However, the four agents remembered that a year after they had arrived, a man arrived to see Iceburg and named himself only once. They deduced that Cutty Flam was still alive and in Water 7 known by the name Franky, who had an opportunity to receive the Pluton blueprints since he was there selling material. After Iceburg's pulse confirmed Lucci's deduction to be true, they were about to leave. They were then interrupted by Luffy, Paulie, Zoro, Nami, and Chopper.
Paulie was shocked when he realized the situation and with Lucci's voice confirming that his friends were really his enemies. When Paulie attacked, Rob Lucci stabbed Paulie with only his finger. Lucci then explained that the members of CP9 have all trained countless hours to make their bodies into weapons and have mastered numerous skills that soar above normal human capabilities, Rokushiki. As Lucci was about to eliminate Paulie, Luffy attacked him with Gomu Gomu Gatling only for it to have no effect on Lucci after he used Tekkai. Using Soru, Lucci managed to hit Luffy with Shigan to the neck. Luffy escaped injury due to the abilities of the Gomu Gomu no Mi.
As the Straw Hats confronted Robin for her actions, Lucci interrupted and informed them that the mansion would be engulfed in flames within minutes. During the ensuing struggle, Lucci caught and threw Luffy against a wall as Robin escaped through the window. Lucci then explained that CP9 have trained since they were young and were always sent out to extreme missions. He stated that they had a huge difference in combat power compared to the Straw Hats. After Kalifa announced that it was almost time for the fires to start, Lucci began to transform, shocking the others present.
The group in Iceburg's bedroom watched in horror as Lucci transformed using his Devil Fruit ability, Neko Neko no Mi, Model: Leopard. Kalifa informed them that the other shipwrights were on their way towards the bedroom. However, with Rankyaku, Lucci destroyed the upper levels of the Galley-La Headquarters, causing them to collapse. Paulie managed to reach Iceburg and the pair attempted to escape, but CP9 stood in their way. Just as Lucci was about to strike the pair, Luffy managed to hit him before he could use Tekkai. Lucci pierced through Luffy with his sharp nails and sent him flying somewhere in Water 7. Zoro then attacked him but was also thrown out of the building. On a rooftop close by, the CP9 members were seen watching the Galley-La Headquarters burn while Lucci explained that there was nobody to confirm the truth.
The CP9 members went to search for Franky's location. They spotted members of the Franky Family below yelling a message for Luffy. Lucci, wearing a mask to conceal his identity, asked them where Franky was. After acquiring the location of Franky's hideout, the CP9 agents went there and subdued Mozu and Kiwi. Angry at the attack on his friends, Franky attempted to attack them but was blocked by Blueno. Franky, confused as to why he was being attacked by the four and angry about the attack on his "sisters", questioned how they found out about the hideout.
Lucci informed them that they were spies for the World Government and that their lives in Water 7 were fake. They also revealed that they knew his real name, shocking Franky even more. However, Franky acted calm and asked them how Iceburg was. Lucci answered that Iceburg was dead and that they were after the Pluton blueprints. Franky tried to attack Lucci, but the latter was able to smash Franky through a wall and into another room while Usopp watched, unable to do anything. The CP9, unaware that there was another room, began to search it and found plates engraved with the names "Cutty Flam", "Iceburg", and "Tom". Franky told them to get out of the room as it was where he grew up and the world's best builder lived.
Lucci kicked one of the work places as Kalifa bound Franky with her thorned whip. Lucci stated that they had the trump card that "Cutty Flam" had committed a crime, just as Tom had done. At this, Franky angrily stated that Tom was not a criminal, but Lucci kicked him as Usopp was seen holding his slingshot. Franky asked the CP9 agents about how much they really knew about Water 7. Lucci told Franky that the "Tom" they were told of had good skill but was a violent fishman with great power. Despite this, Franky told them that he did not care about the World Government and would not say anything. Lucci continued to explain that despite hurting so many people, his crimes were dropped due to the fact that he was confirmed as dead. However, he would be escorted to Enies Lobby as a criminal. Blueno then took out a Den Den Mushi and handed it to Lucci, who then handed the receiver to Franky, stating that their chief wanted to speak to him immediately. As they left Franky's hideout, they also subdued and captured Usopp. Later, Lucci confirmed that they would leave early and that he had no regrets in leaving Water 7. They then made preparations to board the Sea Train.
On the way to Enies Lobby, CP9 encountered some complications when Sanji stowed away on the train and initiated his own rescue operation and freed Usopp and Franky. The CP9 was informed that the last two coaches being disconnected and that those in the fifth coach had been easily defeated. They were also informed of the attackers' appearances and concluded that the only thing they have to do was take both Franky and Robin to Enies Lobby alive. They decided to focus on capturing Franky since saving Robin was impossible.
After Franky defeated Nero, Lucci gravely injured the latter, explaining that he was too weak since he only knew four of the Rokushiki forms.
Lucci continued to explain that it was worthless trying to rescue Robin and revealed that the reason she was given such a bounty at a young age was due to the fact that she has the ability to wake a weapon so powerful. Angered by this, Sanji attacked Lucci just as Robin entered the room where Usopp defeated Corgi. Sanji attempted to persuade Robin to escape with them, but the CP9 explained about Robin's reason for leaving the Straw Hats. Usopp used a smoke bomb and grabbed Robin, while Franky and Sanji disconnected the third car. However, Franky landed back in the second car when he broke off the door of the third car to free it, and Robin returned to the second car through a door made with Blueno's Doa Doa no Mi. With Sanji failing to save Robin and Franky recaptured, the Puffing Tom continued on to Enies Lobby.
Enies Lobby ArcEdit
Upon reaching Enies Lobby, Lucci escorted Franky and Robin to the Tower of Justice, where Spandam and rest of CP9 waited. The CP9 were all reunited at the Tower of Justice as Lucci confirmed that both Cutty Flam and Robin were in custody. Both Lucci and Jabra appeared to show rivalry between them while both Kaku and Kumadori told them to calm down and show affection towards their long seen friends. Fukuro then measured their strength in Doriki and he revealed that Lucci's number is 4000. Spandam interrupted them and showed them a chest with two Devil Fruits.
Spandam then told the members of CP9 to go back to their rooms and rest. Lucci then told Spandam that he was not in the mood for a toast and had no interest in status or authority. Lucci said that their brand of justice existed for the World Government and that the government recognized Spandam as the leader of CP9 and it was their duty to complete their missions perfectly. However, Lucci went on to say that he did not necessarily have to support Spandam's ideals. Spandam then asked Lucci what he wanted. Lucci transformed into his animal-human hybrid form and answered, "Blood," saying if he was there, even death was justifiable. Rob Lucci and the others then left to go to their rooms.
When Spandam gave Kaku and Kalifa Devil Fruits, Lucci encouraged them to eat the fruits. He told them that regardless of the type of power, how they use it was what matters, adding that there was a very low chance the fruits would weaken them, and that being a "hammer" is not much of an inconvenience. He went on to say that some people sail their whole lives looking for a single Devil Fruit.
After Luffy defeated Blueno and shouted for Robin, Lucci joined the remaining CP9 agents on the balcony and commented on how he was surprised how a pirate actually defeated Blueno. Lucci and the rest of CP9 members witnessed the Straw Hats' arrival on the rooftop and their challenge to CP9 and the World Government, much to his amusement. Franky revealed he had the blueprints and then burned them, shocking CP9. Before Spandam dragged Robin away, he told CP9 that they had permission to kill all of the invaders. He told Rob Lucci to come with him to take Robin, since he needed to be protected.
Spandam, Lucci, and Robin walked down a spiral staircase, as Spandam kept mocking Robin. In the undersea passage, Spandam told Lucci that he heard a noise, wondering if it was his imagination. Lucci suggested that it might be the pirates breaking through the door. Spandam was astounded, saying that the door was solid steel, and that there was no way they could have found the door to begin with. Lucci told him that he remembered a small girl and her pet following them earlier, so she probably told them. When Spandam asked Lucci why he did not kill her, he smugly replied that he never received an order to do so. Spandam was annoyed, telling Lucci he should decide those things on his own. He then asked if that meant someone was following them.
Spandam ordered Lucci to drag Robin over and pull her by the hair if necessary. Lucci grabbed her by the arm, telling her it was an order for her to walk. As they continued walking, they all heard Luffy calling out to Robin. Lucci told Spandam to take Robin and continue on.
Lucci then confronted Luffy and initiated a second fight with him. The two engaged in an extremely hectic and boisterous fight from which Lucci still held a noticeable advantage where Lucci withstood Luffy's attacks and countered with twice as much power. Hearing Robin's warning about the incoming Buster Call, Luffy tried to force his way past Lucci to reach her, but Lucci fought back fiercely and stopped him in his tracks, forcing him to continue the fight. Luffy was later joined by Franky, but even with the added reinforcement, the two of them were still woefully outmatched by Lucci.
Luffy was unable to hurt Lucci, who hit him with Shigan "Oren". Franky came to Luffy's aid by trying to hit Lucci with Strong Hammer, which was able to blow away Fukuro. Franky's move was unsuccessful and Lucci struck Franky. However, Luffy entered Gear Second and blew Lucci away. Luffy managed to keep Lucci at bay and allowed Franky to leave the room to chase after Spandam and Robin. However, Lucci still managed to gain the advantage when the Gear Second effect wore out, leaving Luffy in the same situation.
At this point, Lucci flooded the tunnels with water by using Rankyaku to break the wall to stop Luffy's crew from escaping and taunted Luffy, asking him whether he would continue to fight or rescue his friends and promptly escaped to higher ground. Luffy pursued him, claiming that if he could not defeat Lucci, he could not protect any of his friends. The fight continued with Lucci easily countering every one of Luffy's attacks and thrashed him around so much he could barely stand anymore.
Rob Lucci, confident that Luffy used up all his energy using Gear Second, remarked that he was helpless before him like so many other pirates. In response, Luffy chuckled and claimed that he was going to use a different strategy and activated Gear Third with Hone Fusen. Lucci questioned the importance of "bone", while Luffy simply continued with his preparations.
Luffy claimed that his left arm turned into the hand of a giant. Rob Lucci was unfazed by what seemed to be an intimidation tactic. Lucci stood firm against Gomu Gomu no Gigant Pistol with his Tekkai but the momentum was simply too high to block. Luffy, using the humongous strength of Gear Third, punched Lucci so hard that he was flung all the way onto a Buster Call ship, almost passing out in the process. Nevertheless, he took advantage of Gear Third's lack of speed to quickly strike Luffy down with another Tobu Shigan "Bachi", causing Luffy to deactivate Gear Third. He then used Rankyaku "Gaicho" for the very first time in the air while Luffy was down on a Buster Call ship to finish him off, causing an explosion and cutting through steel on the ship.
Luffy was fortunate that Lucci's attack missed. Rob Lucci, while using Geppo to hop in the air, commented that on whether Luffy was being serious or joking around. He then used Kamisori to get to where Luffy was and thrashed him again. While Luffy was down and still deflated from deactivating Gear Third, Rob Lucci said that Gear Third was a very unbalanced technique and that he said that Luffy was willing to take the hits in exchange for that power.
He uses Seimei Kikan: Kami-e Bushin to make his hybrid form smaller and thinner and attacked Luffy with Shigan, crashing him to the wall and destroyed a part of it. While Lucci was choking Luffy who was stuck to the wall, he was going to say that his stupid attack was not going to hurt, but was interrupted when Luffy punched him, angering him and smashed Luffy into the wall further. With Luffy now completely stuck to the wall, Lucci commented that was unfortunate, but in Luffy's "stupid" form, he told him to die. Rob Lucci then attempted to end the fight quickly with Shigan "Madara", but Luffy returned back to normal just in time. Suddenly, Lucci partially collapsed, realizing that Luffy had managed to fracture both his legs with Gear Third.
Now partially disabled, he was easily beaten down by Luffy. While Rob Lucci was hit by Luffy's Gear Second Gomu Gomu no Jet Pistol, he prepared to use the most powerful technique known to those who have absolute mastery over Rokushiki, using Soru and coming to a halt in front of Luffy. He then used his trump card, Rokuogan, to severely injure Luffy, evening the odds once again. Rob Lucci then attempted to finish Luffy off with another Rankyaku "Gaicho". Luffy continued to press the fight, but Rob Lucci said that his Gear Second technique was starting to lose its edge, claiming that it was impossible for Luffy to escape Enies Lobby after all. He then continued by saying that even if the island lost its shape, he would pursue Nico Robin to the ends of the earth and obliterate her or anyone who got in the way of the World Government, all in the name of "Dark Justice", while attacking Luffy with many Rankyaku shock waves. Luffy countered them with his punches and said that they had come so far to set Robin free from such a thing.
He then attacked Lucci with Gomu Gomu no Jet Stamp, but it was evaded by Lucci's Soru. Rob Lucci then used another Rokuogan on Luffy to greatly damage him again, having him face down in a pool of his own blood. Lucci commented that he would still kill Luffy's crew no matter how hard Luffy tried to prevent him from doing so. Lucci remained confident even after Luffy got up again due to Usopp's encouragement and used Seimei Kikan: Kaijo to return to his giant, stronger form, saying that he would defeat Luffy with all of his power at once. He continued taunting Luffy by telling him not to worry about his friends as he would send every single one of them to hell.
Continuing the fight with his opponent, he used Shigan "Madara" again, while Luffy countered it with his punches. After getting hit again by Luffy, he attempted to use Rokuogan again. Luffy, in Gear Second, tried to get out of its range and claimed that he would not get hit by the same attack again, but Lucci used his tail to prevent him from escaping the technique. Determined to end the fight once and for all, Lucci channeled all of his power into his next attack, the powerful Sai Dai Rin: Rokuogan, to greatly wound Luffy once more.
Rob Lucci turned around after performing his ultimate attack on Luffy but was surprised to sense that Luffy was still standing upright behind him. He turned around to see Luffy unleashing a brutal Gomu Gomu no Jet Gatling. Rob Lucci attempted to use Tekkai to deflect the blows, but unfortunately for him, the enormous attack struck Lucci so hard and fast that it appeared he was being hit with dozens of fists at the same time. The attack smashed Lucci against and through a brick wall, leaving him unconscious and defeated.
Summit War SagaEdit
CP9's Independent ReportEdit
Blueno used an Air Door at Enies Lobby while carrying an unconscious Lucci. Due to the severe and near fatal injuries he suffered in his battle against Luffy, Lucci was comatose. They were unable to turn to the World Government for help, as Spandam had dispatched pursuers to capture them so they could be blamed for the mission's failure. He was carried by Kumadori while the rest were walking along the Sea Train tracks and was in serious need of medical attention. They reached the city of St. Poplar, where the rest of CP9 tried to gather money for his medical fees by becoming street performers, with Kalifa becoming a street cleaner. They gathered enough money and Lucci was given his much needed medical attention. Lucci later woke up, much to the joy of his comrades.
When he was discharged from the hospital, Lucci was seen expressing gratitude for the first time in his known life when he shook his doctor's hand. He was then seen bowling with the other CP9 members.
Along with the rest of CP9, he attacked the Candy Pirates when they started ransacking the island. Rob Lucci knocked out the captain with a kick while the others took out their ship. However, he started going overboard and tried to crush the skull of the captain, much to the horror of the spectators. This made the group realize they could not stay on the island much longer. They departed with the Candy Pirates' ship and eventually settled on the lush forest island where they were trained. They began watching the CP9's next generation and when Captain Very Good arrived to arrest them, they stood their ground against them.
As CP9 battled and eventually defeated the Marine troops, Lucci contacted a physically crippled Spandam using a Den Den Mushi and promised to come for him very soon. With that, CP9 left their homeland and set sail into the distance.
After the timeskip, Lucci reappeared as a member of CP-0. Lucci went to Dressrosa to recover evidence of Doflamingo's smuggling operation only to find that they were already taken. Lucci suspected that the revolutionaries were responsible.
Heart of GoldEdit
CP-0 captured a girl named Myskina Olga, who could lead them to a valuable treasure called the Pure Gold that the World Nobles desired. One of Lucci's agents reported that they had lost Olga to Mad Treasure, and Lucci threatened consequences should he fail further.
The agent later reported that Mad Treasure had failed to acquire the Pure Gold and it was lost in the ocean. Lucci decided to end the mission in order to maintain balance in the world, and they figured out that Mad Treasure had looked for it on the orders of Gild Tesoro.
One Piece Film: GoldEdit
Later, Lucci was with a Marine fleet as it sailed toward Gran Tesoro. The fleet attacked Gran Tesoro, intending to destroy it, but Sabo suddenly appeared in order to prevent Lucci from threatening his brother Luffy. Lucci then turned into his leopard hybrid form, and the two clashed. The two battled to a stalemate until Gild Tesoro's defeated body fell in between them, and Lucci took his leave from the battle. Sabo retreated, and the Marine fleet waited for Gran Tesoro to blow up like they had heard. However, it failed to explode, and the fleet turned its attention to the Straw Hats escaping on the Thousand Sunny.
Concludes non-canon section.
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
The anime follows the same trend for Lucci's back story, but with several differences and elaborations.
After being sent, he approached the king, who begged Lucci to save the soldiers, but Lucci told the king not to question the ways of the World Government. This left the king to wonder what the Government was thinking, sending a young boy to such a dangerous assignment. Lucci stepped into the pirates' ship and claimed to serve justice against them, and they laughed and mocked him. After sarcastically telling Lucci to go home, two pirates attempted to strike him down with swords, but Lucci blocked it with his Tekkai.
The crew thought Lucci was using some weird ability, and the captain warned that if Lucci resisted anymore, the hostages would die. Then, with the crew pointing guns at Lucci's head, he ordered his men to take Lucci to the prison along with the other soldiers, as a way to insult the World Government. After the pirates locked Lucci in and mocked him further, Lucci ensured that all the hostages were there - then, using his Rokushiki techniques, he brutally massacred all 500 hostages while the oblivious pirate crew was still enjoying their celebration party.
When one of the pirates came to check out on the prisoners, he ran screaming for his captain - and the entire crew saw, to their horror and fury, all of their precious hostages murdered, with Lucci standing on top of the mountain of corpses, his victims' blood dripping from his hand. After a short argument on the justice of the World Government, the captain angrily ordered his crew to use their mortars - the very weapons that forced the soldiers to surrender - to kill Lucci, with five cannonballs striking Lucci right in the back. The captain said that Lucci deserved it for looking down on them, then complained how their perfect plan was ruined.
In the midst of his complaint, he saw, to his shock and horror, that Lucci had survived the blast and had stood back up from the inferno, with his back scarred a shape reminiscent of the World Government's logo. Lucci then used his Soru to swiftly appear before the captain and seized him by the face, then, despite the captain's futile attempt to pry himself free, Lucci launched a barrage of Shigan (much like Shigan Oren) to brutally stab the captain to death, letting his corpse crash down onto the ground. The remnants of the crew realized that the child in front of them is in fact a heartless monster who is immune to weapons and hostage situations, they knew they had no chance of winning, and screamed in horror while fleeing. Whether they were pursued and killed is not known. With that, Lucci's mission came to completion.
Regardless of which version, the scar that Lucci gained on his back vaguely resembles the symbol of the World Government. Also, Lucci's view of justice explained in the anime is also mentioned by Oda in an SBS, who says he cut it out of the manga in order for the story to move along faster.
- Lucci vs. 500 Hostages
- Galley La vs. Big Helmet Pirates
- Lucci and Galley La shipwrights vs. Luffy and Franky (shipyard)
- Lucci vs. Paulie
- Lucci vs. Luffy (Galley La Headquarters)
- Lucci vs. Roronoa Zoro (Galley La Headquarters)
- Lucci vs. Franky
- Lucci vs. Sanji
- Lucci vs. Franky and Luffy
- Lucci vs. Luffy (Enies Lobby Tower)
- CP9 vs. Candy Pirates
- CP9 vs. Very Good's crew
- Lucci vs. Sabo
Early One PieceEdit
An early design of Lucci had him without his goatee and distinctive lips.
Translation and Dub IssuesEdit
In an SBS, a fan noted that Rob is another word for "steal" and Lucci sounds similar to luce, meaning "light" in Italian. Put them together, Rob Lucci means "steal the light", which follows his theme of dark justice.
However, when the fan asked if Oda named him this on purpose, Oda did not know about it. It may have been pure coincidence, similar to how Oda did not know that there is a Maritime term called a "Luff" until some time after he named Luffy. As such, though there are many cases of False etymology within the One Piece fandom, this is one of the few addressed by Oda himself.
Also, "light" in Italian is luce, not lucci (although luci is its plural form). This is most likely due to the fickleness of translating Japanese to Italian and vice-versa.
He featured in the second wave of the One Piece VS Figure Gashapon series, in the Portrait of Pirates: Neo-6 wave of figurines, in the Dokodemo Swing and Animal Mascot strap sets, in Bandai's FC candy toy sets, and in the Plex Anime Heroes Enies Lobby set. He will also be represented in the upcoming Deforme Figure Keyholder set and the High Spec Coloring 5 set.
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- Lucci is the only member of CP9 with both a given name and a surname. (Kumadori's name is revealed to be a surname, but his given name is unknown.)
- In the 5th fan poll, Lucci ranked 41st, making him the most popular of CP9.