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Super Rookie
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Japanese Name: 超新星(スーパールーキー)
Romanized Name: Chōshinsei (Sūpā Rūkī)
English Name: Super Rookie
First Appearance: Chapter 498; Episode 392[1]
Literal meaning: Supernova
For the Worst Generation, see The Worst Generation.

Super Rookies, also called Supernovas, is a term that is used to refer to any rookie pirate who managed to earn a bounty of over Beli100,000,000.[2][3]

OverviewEdit

A pirate's impressiveness and first-impression strength is usually dictated by the bounty he or she earns. Therefore, the higher the number, the more fame and respect the said pirates receive.[4] Any rookie pirates who manage to receive a bounty of over Beli100,000,000 before they enter the New World are considered to be impressive, as it marks that said rookie has committed criminal acts of catastrophic degrees.[5][1] However, once past the "Paradise" half of the Grand Line, bounties of around Beli100,000,000 are considered common and even weak.[1]

While bounties of Beli300,000,000 are highly impressive, a pirate with one can still be considered a rookie. A pirate may ultimately shed their rookie status after several years of regular pirating activity.

HistoryEdit

CavendishEdit

Main article: Cavendish

One year before the start of the series, Cavendish gained a high reputation among the rookies, with a bounty of Beli280,000,000. A year after he earned his bounty, the Worst Generation's arrival overshadowed him, causing him to develop a grudge against them.[6] Captain of the Beautiful Pirates, he was forced to flee to sea and become a pirate after inadvertently causing several incidents in the Rommel Kingdom.

The Worst GenerationEdit

Main article: The Worst Generation

Two years before the current storyline, eleven Super Rookies arrived at Sabaody Archipelago almost simultaneously. Collectively, they are known as the "Eleven Supernovas" (11人の超新星 Jūichinin no Chōshinsei?).[1] These eleven, alongside Blackbeard, were considered to be the Worst Generation (最悪の世代 Saiaku no Sedai?) to ever come to existence, due to their individual actions bringing great (or terrible) changes to the world, leaving deep and lasting impacts.[7]

BartolomeoEdit

Main article: Bartolomeo

One year after the Worst Generation's rise, at least another Super Rookie earned his fame: Bartolomeo the Cannibal, wanted for killing innocent civilians. He is hated and despised by many people, pirates and citizens alike.[8] Captain of the Barto Club, he was inspired to go to sea after witnessing Luffy's actions.

Caribou BrothersEdit

Main articles: Caribou and Coribou

In the current timeline, came at least two more: Caribou and his brother Coribou, both well known for killing Marines.[2] Though both brothers were impressive in their own rights, neither of them were comparable to the Worst Generation.[9] They are co-captains of the Caribou Pirates.

Super RookiesEdit

See also the associated category: Super Rookies.
[v · e · ?]
Super Rookies
Eustass Kid Monkey D. Luffy Basil Hawkins X Drake
Trafalgar D. Water Law Scratchmen Apoo Killer Jewelry Bonney
Capone Bege Roronoa Zoro Urouge
Other Generations
Cavendish Bartolomeo Caribou Coribou

TriviaEdit

  • The first half of One Piece is known as Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga.
  • Bellamy once held a similar title: he was known as the "Big-Time Rookie" (大型ルーキー Ōgata Rūkī?), due to his bounty being at a moderately high Beli55,000,000, something his crew and Mock Town found impressive and noteworthy.[4]
    • It should be noted that after the two-years timeskip, his bounty indeed went over Beli100,000,000.[8] However, by that time, it is unknown if he is still considered a rookie.
  • In the anime Shanks calls Ace a Super Rookie during their meeting. However, this did not happen in the manga and Ace's starting bounty is currently unknown.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 and Episode 392, the Eleven Supernovas make their collective introductions, and Shakky talks about bounties.
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 600 and Episode 519, a Marine spy calls Caribou and Coribou "Super Rookies".
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 636, Bartolomeo was referred as a Supernova simply for his bounty.
  4. 4.0 4.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 24 Chapter 222 and Episode 146, Bellamy was noted by his crew and recruited allies to be a "Big-Time Rookie".
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 235 and Episode 152, Teach shows Luffy his second bounty, which was considered impressive.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 705 and Episode 634, Cavendish gets angry at the Worst Generation for overshadowing him.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 67 Chapter 664 and Episode 589, Brownbeard explains to the Straw Hats that the Eleven Supernovas and Blackbeard are the "Worst Generation" of pirates.
  8. 8.0 8.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 71 Chapter 706 and Episode 635.
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, customers at Sabaody Archipelago made the Caribou brothers pale in comparison to the Worst Generation.
  10. One Piece AnimeEpisode 461, Shanks calls Ace a Super Rookie.

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