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Japanese Name: 奴隷制
Romanized Name: Dorei-sei
Official English Name: Slavery
First Appearance: Chapter 500; Episode 394

Slavery is the term used for the act of enslaving another being against their will, forcing them to work for their "master" and treat them like property of their "master" instead of a normal person.

Practice of SlaveryEdit

Hancock Slave Mark

Hancock shows the mark of slavery which was branded upon her back.

Though the institution was prohibited by the World Government over 200 years before the current storyline, slavery still survives in certain places in the world, Sabaody Archipelago included. It is implied that the World Government receives bribes in exchange for ignoring the slave trade. The World Nobles practice slavery, using wanted pirates as "pets", other people and races as servants and trophies. To mark them as slaves, the Celestial Dragons mark them with the symbol called "The Hoof of the Soaring Dragon" (天駆ける竜の蹄 Ama Kakeru Ryū no Hizume?, FUNimation subs translate this as the Claw of the Celestial Dragons), forever marking them as "less than human".

Many slaves were once infamous people. Some have bounties of more than Beli50,000,000 and some are just wanted by buyers because of their species.

Slave OwnersEdit

Aside from the World Nobles, other people can also own slaves, if they were to buy it at certain auction houses that are (secretly) authorized by the World Government. Such an example can be Tequila Wolf, where they forced many slaves to build a bridge for 700 years.

Helping SlavesEdit

Unfortunately, the fact that no one can harm a Celestial Dragon or stand up to them means that no one can help a slave in need, or else they would risk certain death; however, some brave people, like Fisher Tiger or Monkey D. Luffy, may be immune to the intimidation. Aside from the "Hoof of the Soaring Dragon", the slaves also wear a Bomb Collar around their necks. If the prisoner attempts to escape from the Celestial Dragons, the collar explodes, heavily injuring (if not directly killing) the slave.

Bomb CollarEdit

The bomb collar is a device strapped around the neck of slaves. They are connected to a chain, which, if broken, will cause the collar to explode. Their purpose is to prevent slaves from attempting to escape, and only the key or a highly skilled person is able to unlock it. It first appeared in Chapter 497 and Episode 391, the collar being on Dias.

Known SlavesEdit

See also the associated categories: Slaves and Former Slaves.
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Slaves
Herring  Devil Dias Keimi  Silvers Rayleigh  Byron
Pascia  Lacuba  Jean Bart  Stansen  Boa Hancock 
Boa Sandersonia  Boa Marigold  Marin Nico Robin  Soran 
Koala  Aladdin  Fisher Tiger  Chao 

  •  : the character is deceased.
  •  *: the character's status is unknown. Hovering the symbol may give further details.
  •  : the character is non-canon.
  •  : the character is no longer part of this group. Hovering the symbol may give further details.

Noteworthy SlavesEdit

  • Keimi: a mermaid who is one of Luffy's friends, sold to Saint Charloss, but freed by Silvers Rayleigh.
  • Jean Bart: a famous pirate captain who was enslaved by Saint Charloss, freed by Trafalgar Law and joined the Heart Pirates.
  • Silvers Rayleigh: former First Mate of Gol D. Roger's crew, allowed himself to be sold in order to gain some money for his gambling debts, escaped easily.
  • Nico Robin: archeologist of the Straw Hat Pirates, building a bridge in Tequila Wolf, freed by the Revolutionaries.
  • Boa Hancock: current Shichibukai and friend of Monkey D. Luffy, slave of the World Nobles for four years, freed by Fisher Tiger.
  • Boa Sandersonia: sister of Boa Hancock, slave of the World Nobles for four years, freed by Fisher Tiger.
  • Boa Marigold: sister of Boa Hancock, slave of the World Nobles for four years, freed by Fisher Tiger.
  • Koala: merely a young girl who was forced into slavery, it being so traumatizing to her even after being free for three years she continued to act as one.

Other CasesEdit

Selling SlavesEdit

The Shichibukai, Donquixote Doflamingo, owned the Auction House, before handing it over to a subordinate, Disco. To hide the fact that slavery still exists, the door to the Auction house has been labeled "Public Employment Security Office".

Slave Price List

The slave price list.

There is also a list of how much a slave can sell for, depending on what kind of slave the person is. The current selling price as seen within the series[1] is as follows:

  • Male giants: Beli50,000,000+
  • Female giants: Beli10,000,000+
  • Unparted female: Beli70,000,000+
  • Male: Beli1,000,000+
  • Parted female: Beli10,000,000+

Known Locations of SlaveryEdit

Sabaody Archipelago is a place where slavery is heavily enforced by sellers. Another known location is Tequila Wolf, where slaves were forced to build a bridge that connects the islands in the East Blue. It had been under construction for over 700 years, but was still incomplete due to the scale of the work involved, and may remain like that after all the slaves are freed by the revolutionaries. Also, Nico Robin was the newest slave there, after being teleported there by Bartholomew Kuma, and was only a slave for a short period of time.

HistoryEdit

It is unclear when slavery started, but it has been going on for more than seven hundred years because the people of Tequila Wolf had been building the bridge for seven hundred years. So far appearing to start just after the World Government took control.

Robin told Nami that slavery was a fearful pastime of humans, reminding people at present times how fearful and cruel people were in the old days. Also, Boa Hancock and her sisters were once slaves of the World Nobles, and they suffered plenty.

Eight hundreds ago, the Donquixote Family used the dwarves of the Tontatta Kingdom for slave labor for their strength and gullibility. After the family left for Mariejois, the first king of the Riku Family made amends for the dwarves for the horrible treatment the preceding family had caused by granting them rights to take whatever resources they please.[2] Upon Donquixote Doflamingo ousting the Riku Family and retaking the throne in his family's name, he reestablished his clan's practice of using dwarves for slavery.[3]

Boa Hancock told Luffy the story of Fisher Tiger, who broke into Mariejois and freed hundreds of slaves from the Celestial Dragons. He, being a fishman, took many fishmen and formed the Sun Pirates, with Jinbe and Arlong included. Fisher then took the symbols of the Celestial Dragons that was marked on the Fishmen and transformed them into a symbol of the Sun Pirates, a sun. With the symbol modified, the Marines did not have evidence of who is a liberated slave.

Current EventsEdit

As seen in Nico Robin's cover story from Tequila Wolf, the Revolutionary Army arrived and liberated all slaves including her.

Two Years LaterEdit

After the timeskip, the Human Auctioning House has fallen into disarray and its owner, Disco, is now a vagrant.[4] Although as easily surmised and then directly stated by Caribou,[5] the slave trade lives on implying that this is not the only auction house.

Anime and Manga InfluencesEdit

Slavery was a huge trade during the real world's own Pirate Age. The slaves were often of African origins and had travelled across sea in appauling conditions with many dying along the way. The ones that survived the journey often went onto live a life of misery and abuse, sometimes in conditions not much better then the ones they travelled across the sea in. The branding of slaves with the owners mark was practice in the real world. Just as in the One Piece storyline, in many cases were no longer considered human beings.

Those slaves who ended up being sold often tried to escape; slave owners over time turned to putting traps around the edge of their property to prevent the slaves leaving, much as the exploding collar on the One Piece slaves serves this same purpose. The slaves lucky enough to escape were unable to return home and escaping slavery was also a risky situation; when caught by the authourities, if they were not returned to their masters they may have even have been put to death for escaping their master. Those that were returned to their masters often faced serious punishment, usually by beating, at times the punishment was so brutal that it may have even led to the slaves death. In the One Piece storyline, such a thing was seen with the Sunny Pirates, where the Marines attacked Fisher Tiger demanding that he return the slaves he stole, even though it was impossible to tell who was a slave anymore.

As pirate crews raided ships at sea, it was not uncommon for those crews to come across slave ships. Some crews gave the slaves a chance to join the crew, these slaves often took up the offer as the life of a pirate was more often than not a better lifestyle than that of a slave. The slaves were often very thankful for their freedom and very loyal to the crews they joined. The recruitment of slaves into a pirate crew also led to a number of crews being multi-racial. In One Piece, Fisher Tiger himself was not against the idea of taking Koala on board his ship or returning her to her home island and even burned the "mark of the sun" onto her back, despite being a human. The crew itself consisted mostly of fishmen, but at least one merman was also known to be on board with the crew.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 501 and Episode 395, Auction house price list.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 718 and Episode 648, Gancho explains the amends the dwarves are given.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 73 Chapter 726 (p. 15) and Episode 658, Gancho recounts the odds with Doflamingo after returning to Dressrosa 10 years ago.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 67 Chapter 659, Disco and the Human Auctioning House seen in disarray.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 62 Chapter 612 and Episode 531, Caribou states that he plans to sell the kidnapped mermaids to an auction house.

Site NavigationEdit

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Slavery
Slaves: Devil Dias  •  Marin
Former Slaves: Keimi  •  Silvers Rayleigh  •  Stansen  •  Byron  •  Pascia  •  Lacuba  •  Jean Bart  •  Boa Hancock  •  Boa Sandersonia  •  Boa Marigold  •  Nico Robin  •  Gyro  •  Surume  •  Koala  •  Aladdin  •  Fisher Tiger  •  Chao  •  Mansherry  •  Herring   •  Soran 
Owners: World Nobles (Roswald  •  Shalulia  •  Charloss  •  Jalmack  •  Mjosgard)  •  New Fishman Pirates  •  Donquixote Doflamingo
Sellers: Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Disco
Kidnappers: Flying Fish Riders (Duval)  •  Macro Pirates (Macro  •  Gyaro  •  Tansui)  •  Coffee Monkeys  •  Hound Pets (Peterman)  •  Caribou
Related Articles
Locations: Mariejois  •  Sabaody Archipelago (Human Auctioning House)  •  Tequila Wolf
Story Arcs: Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Amazon Lily Arc  •  Return to Sabaody Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Post-War Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc
Others: Shichibukai  •  Fisher Tiger  •  Sun Pirates  •  Kuja Pirates  •  Underworld (Brokers)
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Fishman Island
Residents
Fishmen: Arlong  •  Hatchan  •  Chew  •  Kuroobi  •  Pisaro  •  Kaneshiro  •  Take  •  Shioyaki  •  Octopako  •  Jinbe  •  Hammond  •  Kasagoba  •  Hody Jones  •  Fisher Tiger  •  Ammo Knights  •  Dosun  •  Zeo  •  Daruma  •  Ikaros Much  •  Harisenbon  •  Junan  •  Papaneel  •  Togare  •  Gotan  •  Nuru  •  Tom  •  Hack
Merfolk: Keimi  •  Hyouzou  •  Medaka Mermaid Quintuplets  •  Ishilly  •  Kairen  •  Hiramera  •  Seira  •  Mero  •  Lulis  •  Adele  •  Fillonce  •  Sora  •  Fukaboshi  •  Ryuboshi  •  Manboshi  •  Shyarly  •  Neptune  •  Minister of the Right  •  Minister of the Left  •  Shirahoshi  •  Den  •  Aladdin  •  Otohime  •  Maria Napole  •  Luca  •  Meverly  •  Garcia
Animals: Pappug  •  Hoe  •  Megalo  •  Surume
Abilities
Fighting Style Based: Fishman Karate (Fishman Jujutsu)  •  Merman Combat  •  Merman Gujutsu  •  Rokutoryu  •  Hattoryu
Weapon Based: Kiribachi  •  Kirisame
Others: Haki  •  Energy Steroid  •  Bubbly Coral
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Story Arc(s): Fishman Island Arc
Locations: Ryugu Kingdom  •  Ryugu Palace  •  Mermaid Cove  •  Coral Hill (Mermaid Cafe)  •  Gyoverly Hills  •  Sea Forest  •  Criminal Brand Company  •  Fishman District  •  Fishman Karate Dojo  •  Candy Factory  •  Gyoncorde Plaza  •  John's Candies Shop
Ship(s): Noah  •  Ryugu
Organizations: Shichibukai  •  Sun Pirates  •  Arlong Pirates  •  Macro Pirates  •  New Fishman Pirates  •  Flying Pirates  •  Big Mom Pirates
Others: Slavery  •  Edward Newgate  •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Tamatebako  •  Mermaid Princess (Poseidon)
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Underworld
Brokers: Donquixote Doflamingo  •  Tamago  •  Pekoms
Purchasers: Crocodile   •  Franky   •  World Nobles  •  Kaido  •  Breed 
Intermediate Providers: Duval   •  Disco   •  Caesar Clown  •  Ibusu
Other Associates: Silvers Rayleigh   •  Trafalgar D. Water Law   •  Vergo   •  Donquixote Rosinante    •  Charlotte Linlin  •  Kuzan  •  Bobby Funk  •  Kelly Funk  •  Suleiman
Smuggling
Goods: Dance Powder  •  Treasure Tree Adam  •  Slaves  •  Smiles  •  Weapons  •  H2S  •  Shinokuni  •  Devil Fruits
Abilities
Devil Fruit Based: Suna Suna no Mi  •  Ito Ito no Mi  •  Gasu Gasu no Mi  •  Ope Ope no Mi  •  Jake Jake no Mi  •  Nagi Nagi no Mi
Weapon Based: H2S  •  Shinokuni  •  Cyborg Tactics
Fighting Style Based: Haki  •  Rokushiki
Related Articles
Story Arcs: Reverse Mountain Arc  •  Whiskey Peak Arc  •  Little Garden Arc  •  Alabasta Arc  •  Water 7 Arc  •  Sabaody Archipelago Arc  •  Fishman Island Arc  •  Punk Hazard Arc  •  Dressrosa Arc
Locations: Alabasta  •  Sabaody Archipelago (Human Auctioning House)  •  Punk Hazard  •  Dressrosa (SMILE Factory)
Associated Groups/Crews: Baroque Works  •  Franky Family  •  Flying Fish Riders  •  World Government  •  Big Mom Pirates  •  Donquixote Pirates  •  Three Great Powers (Marines  •  Shichibukai  •  Yonko)

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